Archive for the ‘EDC’ Category

For those that have read my Body Armor: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly series, you know that identifying the composition of your soft armor ballistic package is of the utmost importance.

Unfortunately, without examples of what each of the multitude of materials looks like, it becomes a virtually impossible task. With certain materials posing a very real risk of bodily harm or even death when used in soft armor, proper and timely identification becomes even more vital.

My Version 1 Armor Material Field I.D. Guide was a solution to that problem. And now, by popular demand, Version 2.1 incorporates improvements and enhancements over and above the original.

IMGP0563

IMGP0564

The Guide is a pack of rugged, compact laminated cards, packed full of important information and stats on all the most common body armor materials, from first generation woven aramid, all the way up to the most cutting-edge fifth-gen “wovenates.” In addition, each card contains an actual swatch of the material in question, to make identification simple.

Available in limited quantity, the D-Rmor Gear Armor Material Field I.D. Guide is only $15 shipped anywhere in CONUS. Get yours today!

https://drmorgear.wordpress.com/d-rmor-gear-armor-material-field-i-d-guide-v2-1/

One of the questions I get asked frequently is “can you recommend a good source for SPEAR/BALCS cut soft armor panels?” and “do you make custom SPEAR/BALCS armor?”

Well, up until now, there were not many options. SPEAR/BALCS cut armor is a well thought out concept, giving plate carriers a greater area of armor coverage. But they tend to be expensive $750-$900 per set), and usually difficult to obtain.

If I get enough interest, I will be offering these panels on a limited basis. Pricing for a level IIIA equivalent set in Medium would be around $410. Pricing would adjust up or down for size Large and Small sets. XL may or may not be offered on a custom-only basis.

Features these would offer:

Fifth-Gen Advanced Woven Aramid
Thin- ~.24″ Thick
Light- ~1.18 AD
Ruggedized- Construction methods to minimize hard use/wear
**5-Year Replacement Guarantee**: If used in verified/documented Duty/SD scenario, will be replaced for free. Nobody else offers this.
Superior materials and construction to any other currently available BALCS panels out there.
-NO SPECTRA
-NO inferior Aramid Laminates
-Would be the BEST BALCS panels in all categories.

If you would like to see these become reality, contact me via email, or post comments. In one month, I will announce whether there was enough interest to go forward. Stay tuned!

The makers of the well-known and excellent Patriot III steel rifle plates have been busy, and I have just gotten wind of a project that has been in the works for over a year, and is nearing completion.

IMGP0502

Just a few details are known at this time:

Most advanced Ultra-Hard steel in the world
4.5mm/.178″ Thick (Uncoated)!
Stops M193 @ 3300 FPS as well as M80 ball and M855, all lesser threats
Weighs ~3.4 Lb.!

This is only .3 lb. heavier than the Midwest Venture STX plate of the same size, is .37″ thinner, and will stop M80 ball (true level III+)!

No word yet on release date or pricing, but even so, it sounds like they have themselves a winner. Keep your eyes on Maingun’s site and this blog for more information!

At long last, I am offering a limited pre-order on D-Rmor Gear Extreme Duty Rifle Plate Backers. Designed with over 12 years of improvements and features, these backers promise durability, comfort, and protection unmatched by any other current offering.

IMGP0402

IMGP0401

Boasting a 10 year replacement guarantee if ever used in a verified duty/SD incident, and built to last a lifetime, these backers will round out your armor loadout. Only the best materials are used, including 100% woven Aramid (NO LAMINATES), mil-spec 500D Coyote Cordura with Durable Water Resistant coating, and mil-spec Tex 90 thread. Currently offered in 10″ X 12″ shooter’s cut or rectangular cut, I will be fulfilling orders for a maximum of 10 sets, with last day for orders March 27th.

For more information, pricing, and ordering details, check this link:

https://drmorgear.wordpress.com/coming-soon-d-rmor-gear-extreme-duty-plate-backers/

IMGP0280

Since everyone knows that Coyote makes everything tactical, there was only one other color that could make them tactical-er: MultiCamo! Now you can color coordinate your slings with your gear. 😉

These are the same incredible 550 cord, one-piece construction rock slings (“The AK of the Ancient World”), with 21st century styling. And these bad boys are still $22 each plus postage:

https://drmorgear.wordpress.com/products/tactical-rock-slings/

Please specify color when ordering, and happy slingin’!

IMGP0263

Now you can own “The AK of the Ancient World.” Simple, inexpensive, and fun to use. Made with Coyote 550 Cord (and of course, Coyote makes anything “tactical”), these slings weight nearly nothing and fit nicely in your pocket or BOB.

The pockets are sized for up to 2 oz rocks, golf balls, and 1-2 oz, lead “egg” style fishing sinkers (a good modern duplicate of the preferred ammo of the modern world.

With practice, you can sling a rock 100 yards, and a lead sinker up to 400 yards (practice helps, of course).

Ammo is cheap (free), and these are a blast to use. At $22 each, get several, because these usually disappear with your friends and family.

Go here to pick yours up: https://drmorgear.wordpress.com/products/tactical-rock-slings/