Tippmann Ordinance (no relation) is a maunfacturer of pneumatic devices for military simulation and training purposes. I was sure I had written an article on them prior to this, but clearly I didn't. They produce some very cool gadgets that I'm sure many milsim players would love to get their hands on, but appear to only supply law enforcement and military organizations, saying "All of our devices are meant for military training only, and can cause serious injury if used in a recreational setting."
If you're like me, you've been waiting to see more pics of PenCott gear for quite some time, so I was pretty excited to be directed to these pics this afternoon. Badlands is the semi-arid PenCott pattern, and certainly looks effective. Stay tuned for more PenCott updates in the coming weeks, as it looks like they're gaining quite a bit of momentum.
MTek Weapon Systems is the manufacturer of mandibular ballistic protection for real world applications, but they've shown some love for milsim/airsoft and have adapted one of their offerings (the FAST G3C) into a milsim/training product named the FAST T3C. Check out a review of it by Dr. Airsoft below:
The first thing you have to understand about any review is where the reviewer is coming from. In my review of the K-Series, (Mk. I?) I began with saying that it was one of my favorite markers. So this review is coming from someone that believes that the Milsig K-Series was already a great marker that didn't need significant improvement. I suppose what I'm trying to say is "haters gonna' hate.", so don't expect a review that paints the K-Series as a piece of shit that needs to be fixed. Mkay?
Marker: Milsig K-Series Mk. II (in this case the CQB PRO) - Thank you to Milsig for providing a review model.
The folks at Hustle Paintball seem like a nice friendly group of people. But the introduction of pbRIOT makes absolutely no sense to me. As far as I can tell, it is another general interest, all-encompassing, non-niche paintball forum. It's of the exact same format as TechPB, PBN, and several other forums already established. They do have a claim to uniqueness, but it's not exactly valid, "What's unique about pbRIOT, is its manufacturer forums...", this can be said for PBN, M. Carter Brown, and others. They don't have a variation of that, they have exactly that.
So how exactly does it benefit the community to have a non-niche forum pop up? Well, it doesn't. In fact, it actually just dilutes the online paintball community, and provides another website for people to get lost in, without connecting to a larger paintball populace. It also means that paintball media have to keep tabs on yet another forum if they want to stay up to date and abreast of things.
Any time Guy Cramer is mentioned I get a bit irked. I don't feel comfortable about the Canadian government awarding him the CUEPAT contract (out of necessity, as he was the only candidate) for a variety of reasons, but I'll try (my hardest) to keep that out of this post and just show you what he's come up with as candidates for CUEPAT. All sourced from Hyperstealth's Facebook page.
This is the first of two patterns which are in field trials with the Canadian Military. This pattern is a more traditional pattern compared to version-2. Photos of version-2 will be released later today."
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"Since 1999, Tempe, Arizona based Tactical Concealment Manufacturing has been the “go-to” source for all manner of specialized sniper gear and other concealment products. They specialize in building uniquely designed, high-quality gear for law enforcement and military use. Their client list consists primarily of highly trained military and special operations professionals worldwide. Their base foundation products are designed for flexibility, making it easy for the end-user to conceal themselves simply and effectively no matter what the operating environment. Now, based on demand from the Special Operations community, they are offering a full line of base garments in A-TACS Camo including:
"Hyde Definition have completely revamped their website; making it easier to navigate and providing more information about their growing network of production partners. Also included is detailed information about the full range of fabrics now available featuring the PenCott family of camouflage patterns (NyCo and Poly-Cotton ripstop for clothing, and 500D and 1000D nylon for gear).
Clothing and gear manufacturers interested in adding PenCott to their portfolio can also now request fabric samples through their new firstname.lastname@example.org email address. Unfortunately, fabric samples cannot be provided to individual consumers. www.hydedefinition.com "
I always take comment flak for posting Kitanica stuff, and yes, it is expensive. However, they consistently sell out of their entire lineup, so obviously people are buying the stuff. So if you don't like the price (or can't afford it, like myself), just enjoy the eye candy! And it certainly is eye candy, by incorporating Multicam I think Kitanica has truly completed their Mark 1. The same kind of people who would be buying a Mark 1 jacket are the same who go gaga over Multicam, so it makes perfect sense.