2013 SHOT Show Product Spotlight

Rock River Arms LAR-47 Rifle

Rock River Arms, Inc.’s LAR-47 in 7.62x39mm is a hybrid design that comprises the versatility of the AR-style platform with the popularity of the AK-style rifle. New for 2012, this proprietary design, billet A4 upper and lower receiver was developed to accept standard AK-47 magazines in the highly reliable LAR platform. The system is available in a 16-inch chrome-lined HBAR, 1:10 RH twist barrel. LAR-47 is equipped with many RRA designed components that include a chromed 7.62x39mm bolt carrier group, along with a RRA Delta brake muzzle device and RRA two-stage trigger group. Other features include the RRA LAR-47 trigger guard, and ambidextrous magazine release. For more information, visit www.rockriverarms.com or SHOT Show booth#14271.

FLIR LS-Series Thermal Night Vision Camera

The FLIR LS-Series is the newest compact thermal night vision camera designed specifically for law enforcement. Rather than officers rushing on the scene with a flashlight that instantly gives away their position and only illuminates their immediate area, FLIR LS is just as portable, and exponentially more effective. Officers can see in pitch-black conditions where traditional night vision fails. Users can see through smoke, dust and light fog. Even light foliage and camouflage are powerless against thermal imaging. For more information, visit www.flir.com or SHOT Show booth #1409.

SureFire X300® Ultra LED Weapon Light

The powerful and versatile SureFire X300 Ultra Weapon Light features a high-performance LED that generates 500 lumens of stunning white light focused by a Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens to produce a tight beam with extended reach and significant surround light for peripheral vision. The virtually indestructible and highly efficient LED generates tactical-level light for 1.5 hours per set of batteries. The high-strength aerospace aluminum body is Mil-Spec hard anodized for superior toughness and is O-ring and gasket sealed to make it submersible to 22 meters. For more information, visit www.surefire.com or SHOT Show booth #13968.

TRU-SPEC® Signature Gunny Line™

The TRU-SPEC® Signature Gunny Line™ was designed alongside celebrity spokesperson Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey, USMC (Ret.) — popularly known as ‘The Gunny.’ The Signature Gunny Line™ includes  the Signature Gunny Line™ Tactical Boot-Cut Pant constructed from a rugged, yet lightweight 6.5oz polyester cotton rip-stop material and featuring a boot-cut fit; the Signature Gunny Line™ Ultralight Tactical Shirt with a mesh back cape for added breathability and protection;  the Signature Gunny Line™ Tactical Vest designed to have all the features officers need without being bulky; the Signature Gunny Line™ 8-Point Cover, Gunny’s favorite eight-point Marine Corps style cover; and the Signature Gunny Line™ Backbacks – Tour of Duty and Tour of Duty Lite, both designed as a traveling pack that fits any lifestyle or situation. For more information, visit www.truspec.com or SHOT Show booth #10970.

KDH Defense Systems ATPC-SPEAR Vests

The ballistic shape used in the ATPC-SPEAR from KDH is based on the U.S. Special Operations SPEAR-shaped ballistic panels. The SPEAR ballistic shape is a battle proven design that combines ballistic coverage and operator mobility, which are two phrases that normally oppose one another. In addition to the many standard features of the ATPC-SPEAR, it can also be used with the KDH CORELOAD™ weight reduction system. The CORELOAD™ allows the weight of the vest to be moved from the shoulders to the hips similar to that of an alpine backpack. By using a padded MOLLE belt coupled with a semi-rigid spinal insert, the CORELOAD™ distributes the weight of the vest affording the operator the sense of carrying a lesser load. For more information, visit www.kdhdefensesystems.com or SHOT Show booth #6003. Photo Credit: ©Dan Power GLS LLC.

Ear Phone Connection Bluetooth Microphone
The NIGHTHAWK Bluetooth Clip-On Microphone delivers unprecedented full-shift 12+ hour talk time, no connectivity loss, 128-bit key Bluetooth encryption, and fully functional PTT. Depend on the NIGHTHAWK’s durable, rugged housing for long-life use. The Nighthawk can also be paired to multiple Bluetooth devices, including Bluetooth compatible smartphones. The NIGHTHAWK Bluetooth Clip-On Microphone addresses several major concerns in officers’ safety and uniform apparel (officers at risk during an altercation of being choked out by the long coiled cable of a traditional speaker microphone). The NIGHTHAWK delivers many cost-saving benefits: less wear and tear on the radio; less cable fractures; and no uniform alterations. For more information, visit www.earphoneconnect.com or SHOT Show booth #20553.

Tactical Electronics Under Door Camera

The Tactical Electronics Under Door Camera provides wireless inspection of rooms behind closed doors. An IR LED illuminator, four IR LEDs, and a light-sensitive black-and-white camera provide covert wireless vision to any dark area. The mini DVR records real-time video to an SD card for post-operation review and archiving. For more information, visit www.tacticalelectronics.com or SHOT Show booth #7311.

GORE® Jackets

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.’s new products available in the GORE® advanced law enforcement line — the GORE-TEX® lightweight patrol shell and the WINDSTOPPER® patrol soft shell — allow officers to put the jacket on and leave it on for the entire shift. In addition to protecting the officers from inclement weather, these highly breathable shells keep them comfortable while moving in and out of the patrol car. The modern fit and style of these shells improve range of motion, and they are also ideal for layering in colder conditions. Designed in several styles, these jackets are available with additional features, such as badge tabs, epaulets, side-zip and draw-string adjustments, and concealable reflectors. For more information, visit www.gore.com or SHOT Show booth #10370.

SPA Defense Mission Specific Solutions

SPA Defense has provided MIL-SPEC products to Special Operations Communities worldwide for the past 23 years. Contributing toward realistic training and mission success by providing specialized units with mission specific solutions, SPA Defense understands the performance requirements expected from professionals. SPA Defense works in conjunction with manufacturers to respond to Military, Department of Homeland Security, and Law Enforcement requirements through GSA Contract (GS-07F-5566P), DOD Emall, and State Law Enforcement Contracts. SPA Defense provides reliable, cost effective equipment that increases safety, situational awareness, and operational capabilities during offensive and defensive engagements. For more information, visit www.spa-defense.com or SHOT Show booth #20543.

Danner Footwear

The Striker Torrent, from Danner, is the newest generation of the renowned Striker Series. Unique to the Striker Torrent is Danner’s new TFX-8 platform, which incorporates a distinct cross-stitch design that delivers added durability and stability in the medial toe and lateral heel pivot zones. Classified as the most lightweight and versatile TFX construction, the TFX-8 platform warrants increased maneuverability in the field. For more information, visit www.danner.com or SHOT Show booth #10770.

ATK/BlackHawk! Holsters

BlackHawk!® introduced  the EPOCH™ Level 3 Light Bearing Duty Holster. The holsters features three levels of weapon retention for the highest level of security and will fit popular under-barrel lights such as the TLR-1, TLR-2, X300 and X400. The patent-pending retention system consists of a thumb-activated Auto Lock, Pivot Guard, and a passive-retention detent screw. The holster engages the pistol’s ejection port when holstered and won’t let go until you release it. The Pivot Guard’s design prevents accidental closure.

The BlackHawk!® GripBreak™ Leather Holster features a unique, patented locking mechanism, offering secure weapon retention in a premium Italian leather design. The simple thumb release lever helps officers maintain a master grip for a quick, smooth draw. The molded release guard and inner molded shell provide added protection. For more information, visit www.atk.com or SHOT Show booths #14551 & #14562.

CTS Aerosol Defense Products

Combined Tactical Systems enhanced their Aerosol Defense product offerings with new formulations, sizes and delivery options and a new color scheme for product recognition. CTS Gels are available in MK-3, MK-4, MK-6 and MK-9 size units. They meet or exceed the performance of a stream and gel. Therefore, users can have maximum performance of accuracy and range with suitability to be used outside as well as sensitive indoor environments. The Titan offers 20 ounces with the same effective range and accuracy. This jumbo aerosol offers the benefit of greater volume, convenience and price. The CTS OC Aerosol Grenade delivers a fog and it’s small enough to fit into an MK-3 pouch. The actuator on the aerosol is the same as a roach fogger and the flexible dip tube allows complete delivery of the liquid payload even when the unit is on its side. For more information, visit www.combinedsystems.com or SHOT Show booth #20119.

5.11 Tactical Backpack

5.11 Tactical’s new TRIAB 18 Backpack’s features include: 1050 denier nylon; Grab and go handle; TacTec compatible pistol compartment; Hydration or armor plate compatible; Fully ambidextrous platform; R.A.C.™ (Roll-down Assault Compartment). The 5.11 TRIAB18 features a fully ambidextrous platform that can also be converted to a traditional backpack. The 5.11 TRIAB 18 includes one large main compartment, several internal organizational pockets, an admin pocket and a spacious double zippered shove-it pocket.  A water bottle pocket is available on the outside of the TRIAB 18 bag as well as webbing to attach additional pouches. Adjustable, closed-cell foam shoulder straps and compression straps provide superior comfort whether using the 5.11 Tactical TRIAB 18 as a sling bag or backpack. For more information, visit www.511tactical.com or SHOT Show booths #10376 and #13162.  

Published in Tactical Response, Nov/Dec 2012

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