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After more than five years of ongoing design and testing, D-Rmor Gear is extremely proud to announce the new Frag-Tuf(TM) line of pouches and gear. In keeping with the theme of all our products here at D-Rmor Gear, these mag pouches are built to withstand the toughest environments.

For all the details, check out the full product page here:

https://drmorgear.wordpress.com/new-release-frag-tuftm-mag-pouches/

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After a rather long hiatus, we have updated the ever-popular Recommended Armor/Gear Database. There have been some interesting (and surprising) additions, and sadly some items became unobtainable for various reasons.

But time and gear marches forward! Thanks for your patience. Check out the updated page here:

https://drmorgear.wordpress.com/recommended-armor-database/

Over the past 15 years, we have been designing, building, innovating, and improving armor, tactical gear, and related equipment. Our philosophy has ever been, “there’s no such thing as over-engineering, merely proper engineering.” After wearing out, destroying, and dissecting more pieces of personal gear than we can recount, there were some themes that kept repeating: stitching geometry, materials, and design are all critical. It sounds like common sense, but after witnessing many gear failures, and tracing them to their causes, we saw that common sense is not so common.

We began to design gear that incorporated advanced materials. Materials normally only found in ballistic armor, such as Kevlar and Twaron. We sought out the best materials, and when they couldn’t be found, we had them custom milled to our specifications. And we realized that using ballistic-rated materials could enhance the overall protective capabilities of the entire system, meaning that pouches and load-bearing gear was no longer pure parasitic weight.

The results of that decade of design, planning, innovation and re-design are now available to you, a dividend that you can benefit from when you purchase any of our FragTuf(TM) gear.

When you see the FragTuf(TM) name, it means that the item is stronger, lighter, better. There are three levels of FragTuf(TM) construction:

FragTuf-A: Utilizes our signature dual-stitching, combining mil-spec Kevlar and Nylon. Can also include advanced HANK (High Abrasion Neoprene Kevlar) laminate.

FragTuf-B: Includes everything found in FragTuf-A, but goes a step further, and contains between one and three layers of fifth-generation woven ballistic aramid.

FragTuf-C The most rugged FragTuf gear includes everything A and B has, with the addition of our custom-milled SpallGuard aramid material, usually in places other makers would use mundane padding.

Our goal is to create a comprehensive line of gear, that is both universally compatible with everything we make, as well as interchangeable and compatible with as much extant gear (current, future, and legacy) as possible. To give you the absolute maximum number of possibilities in setting up your kit, with the absolute best quality and durability.

After nearly four years of research, testing, and evaluation, D-Rmor Gear is proud to announce the release of their newest innovation: the “NY-0” trigger spring upgrade.

For many years, countless Glock shooters have known the secret to an improved trigger- the NY-1 trigger spring module and a minus connector. Providing an enhanced feel and greater reliability (since the original coil tension spring is one of the few parts known to fail), the NY-1 was not without drawbacks- namely, a significantly heavier trigger pull (between 6.5# and 7.8#), even when combined with a “minus” connector.

Some shooters, trying to return to a lighter pull, remove the spring from the housing altogether, thus guaranteeing imminent failure, as polymer alone is not sufficient to survive the many tens of thousands of compression and extension cycles required of this vital component.

In the process of developing an improved alternative, D-Rmor Gear went through dozens of different springs, experimenting with a variety of materials and spring rates, until a customized solution was arrived at.

The result: the D-Rmor Gear “NY-0” trigger spring upgrade. Designed to eliminate the drawbacks of the NY-1, and provide the shooter with the best trigger pull attainable. Now you can have it all:

-Optimized pull weight (5.1# to 6.4# with “-” connector depending on individual weapon/Gen)
-Enhanced reliability (no coil tension spring to break)
-Refined trigger feel- similar to a fine DA revolver
-Maintains the option of “staging” the trigger, something lost when using the NY-1
-Authoritative reset- makes shooting from the reset much easier

Made from the finest US-sourced music wire, and coated with the industry-leading anti-corrosion treatment, these springs will last a lifetime of shooting.

After trying EVERY aftermarket trigger available, D-Rmor Gear’s recommended “best practices” is as follows:

-Innovative Gunfighter Solutions Enhanced Duty Trigger: http://innovativegunfightersolutions.com/categories/glock/enhanced-duty-trigger.html

-D-Rmor Gear “NY-0” spring upgrade

-OEM NY-1 Trigger Spring Housing: https://www.lonewolfdist.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=541

-OEM Minus Connector: http://glockparts.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=6648

OR

-Lone Wolf Distributors “Long Minus” 721 Connector: https://www.lonewolfdist.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=921751

The “NY-0” spring upgrade represents one of the simplest and least expensive upgrades you can make to your Glock-compatible trigger. Compatible with all models and generations of Glocks and Glock-compatible pistols.

**Pricing is as follows**

$5 per spring
5 for $20
10 for $30

Pricing includes delivery with tracking anywhere in the USA*. To order, contact us with the quantity you would like to purchase. Payment by cash or check only.

Make the upgrade today!

*Note: pricing is for spring(s) only, shooter must already have NY-1 spring housing.

Installation by armorer/gunsmith recommended. It is up to individual shooter to determine the suitability of this upgrade for their own safety and shooting requirements.

“GLOCK” is a federally registered trademark of GLOCK, Inc and is one of many trademarks owned by GLOCK, Inc. or GLOCK Ges.m.b.H. Neither D-Rmor Gear nor this site are affiliated in any manner with, or otherwise endorsed by, GLOCK, Inc. or GLOCK Ges.m.b.H. The use of “GLOCK” on this page is merely to advertise the sale of GLOCK compatible parts.

For all you guys and gals running the Glock or Glock-Compatible (Timberwolf, P80, Alpha Foxtrot) platform, D-Rmor Gear has a pending new product announcement. Keep your eyes on this site, the release is slated for the end of the month!

“GLOCK” is a federally registered trademark of GLOCK, Inc and is one of many trademarks owned by GLOCK, Inc. or GLOCK Ges.m.b.H. Neither D-Rmor Gear nor this site are affiliated in any manner with, or otherwise endorsed by, GLOCK, Inc. or GLOCK Ges.m.b.H. The use of “GLOCK” on this page is merely to advertise the sale of GLOCK compatible parts.

After more than 7 years in development, I am proud to announce the release of the C2 (Cover and Concealment) Armored Deep Concealment Holster, a groundbreaking concealed carry solution unlike any other.

Starting with a foundation of FR Denim gives this holster a comfortable, breathable, and durable backbone. From there, things get even more innovative.

Pelvic concealment is widely regarded as the most covert form of carry, but many have concerns about carrying a weapon in this region of the body. In yet another first, the D-Rmor Gear C2 incorporates several layers of integral woven aramid in the lower half of the holster, completely encapsulating the muzzle and all but eliminating the danger of an inadvertent discharge.

As an additional optional feature (and making the C2 truly unlike anything else), the C2 will also accept a custom-designed soft armor panel (equivalent to Level 2A) in a compartment behind the weapon.

Adding negligible weight and bulk, this panel will increase peace of mind by providing protection to a very vulnerable area of the body. End user has the choice of woven aramid or advanced hybrid wovenate materials. In order to keep the holster as thin and light as possible, an optional removable moisture barrier pad is available for end-users that want to prevent sweat from affecting susceptible weapons. The armor panels come standard with breathable, moisture barrier cover fabric shell.

As a final touch, the C2 comes standard with dual-elastic suspension system, extending the usable life of the holster and ensuring that it remains snug and secure at all times.

The C2 is designed to accommodate current compact handguns (G19, Sig P-320 Compact, S&W M&P Compact, etc.) is fully ambidextrous, and will accept one or two magazines in the off-side pouch (or two weapons, if the wearer is so inclined).

If you have a concern that your weapon will not fit, or would like to discuss a custom size, please contact me.

The C2 is fully Berry Amendment compliant, proudly made by hand in the USA.

The C2 is guaranteed for 3 years against defects in workmanship, and will be replaced or repaired at my discretion. Pricing is set at $130 for the base holster, armor panels start at $109, and optional non-armor anti-moisture pads at $20. Purchase all three together for a 10% discount Please email to place a pre-order, delivery projected for Mid-March.

When ordering, please specify your waist size, as this is customized to you during construction.

Copyright 2014-2018 D-Rmor Gear. All trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights and material contained on this website are exclusively owned and controlled by the Members; no material may be used or redistributed without express written consent. All rights expressly and explicitly reserved.

After nearly 6 years of development, the first D-Rmor Gear blade is here.

Embodying all the best features of an everyday carry blade, the EKD-1A was designed from the ground up to be a perfect compliment to a concealed firearm, or as a standalone personal defense tool in non-permissive environments.

At just under 7.25″ in overall length, and a blade length of 2.95″, the EDK-1A is legal in most jurisdictions (please check your own local laws before carrying). With a blade geometry optimized for both the cut and the thrust, it is well-suited to any defensive style. To enhance its utility as a defensive carry tool, it incorporates a Karambit-style finger ring, to speed deployment using gross motor skill.

Precisely CNC machined and available in either D2 or CPM-3V steels (both hardened to approximately 59-60 Rockwell-C and cryogenically tempered), these knives will stand up to extreme use. Handles are secured using stainless chain ring bolts, and are offered with multiple colorways of hand-contoured G10 and Canvas Micarta for a dependable, secure grip in all conditions.

Finally, the blades are laser engraved with the D-Rmor Gear touchmark, and individually serial numbered, then coated with black PVD, Nickel Boron, Titanium Nitride, or Melonite for several lifetimes worth of extreme use.

An optional Kydex retention sheath is available in either black or FDE.

Depending on options, the D-Rmor Gear EDK-1A will be offered for between $369-$399 but the first ten knives will be available at a special price. Please contact D-Rmor Gear today to reserve your blade, limit of one per household.

Copyright 2014-2017 D-Rmor Gear. All trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights and material contained on this website are exclusively owned and controlled by the Members; no material may be used or redistributed without express written consent. All rights expressly and explicitly reserved.

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.

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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.

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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!