Archive for May, 2012

Galco “Hidden Agenda” Planner

Galco Hidden Agenda

The Hidden Agenda is a great way for business professionals to carry concealed in the office. From the outside it looks like a normal day planner, but it is able to carry some of the larger automatics and revolvers.

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SWAT Magazine July 2012

In this issue:

SIG716 Patrol Rifle

Switching from .45 to 9mm

Vang Comp Systems 870

M-1 Carbine in .22

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New York Attempting To Ban Knives

Here is another example of the police state’s determination to disarm its citizens of any means of defense against criminals. First it was firearms, now knives and edged weapons. Knife Rights, an organization similar to the NRA, is challenging New York on behalf of retailers and citizens alike.

From AmmoLand:

Like other retailers who were threatened with prosecution (Home Depot and Ace Hardware among them), Native Leather surrendered much of its knife inventory, made substantial monetary payments, and stopped selling a number of common pocket knives (mischaracterized by the City as “gravity knives” and “switchblades”) to avoid the DA’s wrath. Because of the vagueness and inconsistency in the way the City and DA interpret state law, Native Leather still has no definite means of determining whether the DA’s office will once again allege that its knives are illegal in the future.

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Gerber Steady

Gerber Steady

Reviews:

OP Adventure Team

Open Air Life

Gear Junkie

Gadget Review

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Watchdog Group Reports Montreal Police Unprepared

Montreal police were woefully unprepared for the G20 summit two years ago.

The Winnipeg Free Press reports:

The report says Toronto police, who were responsible for maintaining order outside the summit security zone, suffered from poor planning and weak communications, which contributed directly to increased tensions on the street.

So the outstanding question, still unanswered, is why were police so unprepared, so poorly trained for an event they knew would attract some of the world’s professional protesters?

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ATN THOR 640

ATN THOR 640

Reviews:

Officer.com

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Brunton – The Leader in Portable Power Introduces the Resync™ For 2012

Press Release

RIVERTON, WYOMING, Brunton Hunting, a premiere leader in optics, portable power, navigation, instruments, lighting and gear announces the addition of the Resync to their portable power pack line.

The Resync is Brunton’s solution for demanding USB devices like tablet computers and e-readers, and is also compatible for smaller devices such as smart phones and GPS units.  With a power gauge and auto shut-off, you never need to worry about overcharging.  The all weather shell tough rubberized Adventure-Armor™ provides a positive grip and impact protection for extreme use.  High efficiency ports and protective Adventure-armor™ makes this portable power pack the back-up of choice for hunters out in the field.

Weighing just 10 ounces, you can easily stow the Resync in your backpack when heading out for your big game hunts.  It is waterproof and has a durable rubberized shell to help protect it from the elements.

Features:

  • Output: 5 volts 2,100 mA USB
  • Input: 5 volt USB or 12 volt DC, compatible with USB-based or 12v Brunton solar panels
  • Capacity: 9000 mA rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery
  • Compatible with Brunton Sync Tech™ enabled headlamps and task lights
  • Water resistant
  • Durable rubberized shell
  • Power gauge and auto shut off
  • Dimensions: 2.7” x 5.7” x 0.9”
  • Weight: 10 oz.

MSRP: $168.00

ABOUT BRUNTON: The leading manufacturer of equipment for the outdoor adventure, Brunton’s passion for innovation and quality dates back to 1894.  Brunton delivers performance, comfort and convenience to the outdoors with a full line of portable power, navigation, lighting, weather and optical products. See Brunton’s full line at www.bruntonhunting.com.

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Terrorism and the Not-So-Exceptional Individual

By Scott Stewart

In last week’s Security Weekly, we used a thwarted underwear bomb plot, as well as the U.S. government’s easing the rules of engagement for unmanned aerial vehicle strikes in Yemen, as an opportunity to examine the role of exceptional individuals in militant groups that conduct terrorist attacks. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s (AQAP’s) innovative bombmaker, Ibrahim al-Asiri, is one such individual.

Reported by AP on May 7, the news of the thwarted underwear plot overshadowed another event in Yemen that occurred May 6: a U.S. airstrike in Shabwa province that killed Fahd al-Quso, a Yemeni militant wanted for his involvement in the attack against the USS Cole in October 2000. Al-Quso appeared in a video released by AQAP’s al-Malahim Media in May 2010, during which he threatened attacks against the continental United States, its embassy in Yemen and warships in the waters surrounding Yemen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Older Americans Denied Ability to Enlist

The House of Representatives voted down a resolution that would have allowed citizens who exceed the military’s age limit to enlist, even when they pass the physical.

From Military Times:

Broun, a 66-year-old Navy Reserve doctor, said the legal limit blocking enlistment for anyone over the age of 42 “seems to be an arbitrary policy” in an era when many older people are in excellent physical condition.

“There are people who want to serve and are physically fit,” he said. “There are some 20-year-olds who cannot run a mile.”

 

 

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Massad Ayoob: Carrying Concealed And Interacting With Law Enforcement

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PLA Attends West Point Competition

A team made up of soldiers from China’s People’s Liberation Army attended the annual Sandhurst Military Skills Competition.

This information comes to us from the China Defense Blog.

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Inaugural National Armed Citizen Challenge

The Armed Citizens Alliance will be holding the first annual National Armed Citizen Challenge on June 1, 2012.

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New Generation of U.S. Military Communication Satellites

The United States military is upgrading its communication satellites with two new programs known as Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) and Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS).

There is a detailed analysis of the new infrastructure at Aero.org.

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NAGR Interviews Kelly McMillan of McMillan Firearms

It was recently reported that McMillan Firearms was asked to close their account with Bank of America due to the nature of McMillan’s business. Dudley Brown of the National Association of Gun Rights interviewed McMillan about the incident. Bank of America denies the claims by McMillan.

Here is another interview by NRA:

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Agilite Injured Personnel Carrier

Agilite Tactical Gear has developed the Injured Personnel Carrier for the Israeli military.

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