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FDE and Tactical Models Join the HK VP Product Line

The following is a Press Release from HK.

Flat Dark Earth (FDE) and Tactical Models Join the HK VP Product Line 

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Columbus, Georgia – Two new models of Heckler & Koch’s VP striker fired pistol have been added to the company line-up this summer.  New Flat Dark Earth (FDE) colored frame variants and threaded barrel “Tactical models”join the renowned VP family of 9 mm and .40 caliber pistols.

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The new VP FDE models are manufactured using special colorants added to the frame during the molding process and are available in both 9 mm (VP9) and .40 caliber (VP40). The color frame cannot fade or chip and is unaffected by chemicals, sun, and exposure to the elements. FDE models have all of the highly regarded VP features-with the addition of their colored frames. Flat Dark Earth is a tan/brown color scheme that has gained favor among many military and security units in recent years (http://hk-usa.com/hk-models/vp-fde/).

The VP Tactical models (available in both 9 mm and .40 S&W) are also identical to standard HK VP pistols, except for the addition of premium grade threaded barrels -only their weights and lengths differ due to the longer and slightly heavier threaded barrel (http://hk-usa.com/hk-models/vp9-tactical/).

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The threaded barrels are manufactured at HK’s Oberndorf factory in southwest Germany, using the legendary Heckler & Koch cold-hammer forging process. HK cold hammer forged barrels -made from proprietary cannon grade steel -are well known for their long service life. Similar HK barrels on P30 models have fired more than 90,000 rounds in endurance tests.

“Adding color frame models and VPs with threaded barrels is our response to the many customer requests we received on this phenomenal handgun,”said Michael Holley, HK-USA Vice President for Commercial Sales and Marketing. “Look for us to continue fleshing out the VP Series with customer-driven product improvements. The VP is one of HK’s most successful handguns. Its ‘precise pull’trigger is recognized as industry-leading. VP pistols are accurate, rugged, safe, easy to fit to any shooter’s hand -and they’re fun guns to shoot.”

Both the VP FDE color frame models and the VP Tactical models are made completely in HK’s Oberndorf factory in southwest Germany using all of the company’s advanced technologies for barrel manufacturing, as well as production of the machined steel slide, polymer frame, and all internal components. HK VP pistols are competitively priced and covered by Heckler & Koch’s lifetime warranty.

About Heckler & Koch

Heckler & Koch is the world’s premier small arms systems company and a major supplier to global military, law enforcement agencies, and civilian shooters. An innovative leader in design and manufacturing, Heckler & Koch provides technologically advanced firearms, logistical support, training, and specialized services with the highest standards of innovation and reliability to its customer base. Heckler & Koch’s well-known range of products include the USP series pistols, MP5 submachine gun, the MP7 Personal Defense Weapon, the G36 weapon system, the HK416 enhanced carbine, HK45, P30, and most recently VP series pistols.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.heckler-koch.com/en.html

Grey Ghost Gear Minimalist Plate Carrier Review

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Grey Ghost Gear has brought a new plate carrier to the market. The Minimalist Plate Carrier has been dubbed a “lighter and better plate carrier with a minimum of thrills, but a ton of function”. This new play carrier was designed to carry 10×12 hard plates and large ESAPI plates. The carrier offers six rows of MOLLE/PALS style webbing and built-in matching loop material on the top three rows for the option of attaching patches or ID panels. Discreetly placed on the front side of the carrier is a stash pocket. That makes perfect storage for small items that may be needed readily.

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The Minimalist Plate Carrier is only made in one size to fit most body types with the shoulder straps being adjustable and integrated elastic side straps, giving you the ability to keep a snug fit, while still allowing for unexpected dynamic motion. Designed to stand up in hard use situations. The carrier is constructed from MIL-SPEC materials and is lined with air mesh for comfort and breath-ability. The plate carrier is available two colors; Coyote Brown and Multi-Cam.

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True to the name, the Minimalist Plate Carrier is not going to offer you an overabundance of options or features, but for those who have a need for a carrier that is not going to overburdened them, especially those who need to be in environments with restricted or tight spaces will find the carrier to be a good solution.

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Individuals that find themselves working in a Personal Security Detail with the need to have a lower footprint with the amount of gear that they are wearing a find at this plate carrier is easily concealed, while still affording them the protection of heavy plates. Additionally, dignitaries who have to work in or travel through hazardous environments may find the use of this minimalist carrier to be less restrictive and overly noticeable.

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Donning and doffing this plate carrier is a cinch with the two side buckles securing the front and back portions of the carrier together securely. I found the adjustment of the shoulder straps and the side straps to be very simplistic and quick to accomplish. Though this is a minimalist carrier, I found this carrier to be extremely comfortable with the interior padding on front and back sides of each panel. Though some may not like the fact that the plate is visible from the exterior of the carrier and allows more functionality with different heavy plate types and does not add more material where it is not needed.

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Grey Ghost Gear is offering this plate carrier at an affordable price for any wallet, which is currently offered at a sale price of $105.80.

For more information, go to the Grey Ghost Gear website at:  http://www.greyghost.com/rigs/minimalist-plate-carrier-large

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This review was originally posted on Weapon Evolution.

 

SHOT Show 2014 – Luminox ANU Watch

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Luminox ANU Watch

New for 2014, Luminox Watches has introduced the ANU (Approved for Navy Use) watch.  The ANU features a 45mm sapphire crystal face that will not scratch as easily surrounded by a steel housing, the option of a nylon or rubber strap, and has an 8 year battery life.  The ANU retails for $695.00 and will be available in March 2014.

For more information visit, luminox.com.

SHOT Show 2014 – Vertx Phantom Ops Pants

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New for 2014 from Vertx is their Phantom Ops pant powered by an Active Airflow System and designed by Fighter Design.  These pants were designed for hot weather environments and allow air to circulate around the legs through mesh inserts along the inseam from mid-thigh to ankle and inside the cargo pockets.  These pants are extremely durable while comfortable to wear.  The Phantom Ops pant have a total of 10 pockets (5 per side) to include a slim pocket on each hip and dual concealed zipper pockets for discrete carry.  The pants are constructed with 6.5 oz 65% Polyester/35% Cotton mini Rip-Stop fabric with IntelliDRY treatment and 100% Polyester mesh to prevent shrinking.  The Phantom Ops will be available in mid-April.

For more information visit, vertx.com.

SHOT Show 2014 – Armalite AR-31

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Armalite has added another model to their precision rifle line-up in 2014 with the sub-MOA Armalite AR-31.  The AR-31’s 24” barrel is chambered in .308 WIN, has a short bolt action, a single-stage Shilen trigger, and accepts AR-10B double-stack magazines.  While test firing this rifle, there is very light felt recoil, which is similar to shooting a 5.56mm AR-style rifle, and consistently hit a 5” steel plate at 100 yards (maximum distance at range during test).    The AR-31 retails for $3,46.00.  For more information visit, http://www.armalite.com/, or call 1-800-336-0184.

The Pointman glove by Line of Fire Tactical

 

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Line of Fire Tactical has developed a glove dubbed “Pointman”.  Gloves come in many shapes, sizes, and purposes whether it be rubber medical-grade gloves for a doctor, cowhide split leather gloves for a construction worker, or in this particular case, tactical shooting gloves for the military serviceman, police officer, competitive shooter, or just about anyone who wants to protect their hands while shooting.  Of the three main purposes of gloves, protection, grip, and warmth, the Pointman covers two of them quite well and the latter on less than frigid days.

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Utilizing patented micro-replicated technology, the Pointman uses a unique gripping system that combines a high friction surface with thin flexible backing.  Used alone the grip system provides a strong and secure grip in wet and dry environments.  Used in a two-part system, the strength of the grip is maximized, though the grip will release instantly when needed.

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The grip is made possible by TEGS™ (Technologically Enhanced Grip System) by Grip Tech which uses thousands of microscopic nodes, or gripping fingers, that when used in a one-part system can increase grip by up to 80% and by 270% when used in a two-part system.  In layman’s terms, TEGS™ is a high-tech non-slip traction system, not a sticking system. It will not stick to itself or your clothing like Velcro does, but instead provides traction and grip when and where needed.  Every pair of Pointman gloves include a 36” roll of gripping tape for you to place on anything that you need to get a little extra traction on, such as the grip of your AR-15.

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The Pointman is a short versatile glove that is constructed of high-grade digital goatskin with TEGS™ material on the palm and fingers, premium drum-dyed cowhide leather on top of the hand and fingers, 100% Nomex on top of the hand and fingers, and includes polyurethane abrasion and impact resistant knuckle and finger guards.  The gloves are available in black, tan, and foliage green and are available in sizes from Small to XX-Large.  Line of Fire has done a nice job with the exact placement of the TEGS™ material on the palm and fingers allowing the hand to form naturally into a fist or gripping position without bunching up, causing hot-spots, or discomfort.  The TEGS™ material is so extremely thin that you will not notice it is even there.

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Though some glove manufacturers offer padded palms in their shooting gloves and if done correctly are not too bad.  The Pointman does not offer padding on the palm, but does offer very minimalistic padding on the top side of the fingers.  Personally I do not care too much for padding in the palm of my gloves and I don’t think that the lack of padding will be a deal-breaker for most.

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For those shooters out there that is particular about how their finger falls on the trigger will appreciate the leather over wrap trigger finger that provides seamless comfort and better trigger dexterity.  The Pointman is touchscreen capable allowing the wearer to utilize nearly any of their touchscreen devices without the need of removing the gloves.  I only say nearly since I obviously cannot test out every single touch screen out there, though every touch-capable screen that I have tried works out just fine.

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Out of the packaging, the Pointman is extremely comfortable, flexible and does not require a break-in period or conditioning for functional use.  For those who are accustom to the carbon fiber knuckles offered in some tactical gloves will find that the semi-hard polyurethane knuckles on the Pointman are more malleable, are not as restrictive and do not have the hard sharp edge commonly associated with the carbon fiber one-piece molded knuckles.  However, the polyurethane knuckles will probably not provide the same level of impact resistance as the carbon fiber knuckles do.  As long as you are not being cracked across the hand with a metal pipe on a regular basis, the polyurethane should suit most needs just fine.

 

As with almost every quality manufacturer, Line of Fire guarantees their gloves for 90 days, to the original customer, against any defects in manufacturing, materials or workmanship.  As common sense would apply, the Limited Warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, neglect or accidents caused by the customer.  Also keep in mind that you can extend the life of your gloves by hand washing them with a mild detergent and allowing them to hang dry.  The Iraqi desert was rough on many pair of my gloves and those that were washed more often seemed to last considerably longer.

 

The MSRP of the Pointman is $159.99, though discounted prices can be found around the internet.

 

For more information, check out Line of Fire Tactical at http://loftactical.com.

 

This review was originally written for Arms Collective by zero7one.