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John Wayne Dense Tiger Stripe From Moore Militaria

My pal Trey Moore at mooremilitaria.com has come out with a new reprp of original Vietnam war era tiger stripe. This time in the version of tiger stripe that is the most popular and well known. It’s name given by collectors is “John Wayne” for the reason it was the pattern JW and the other actors wore in the film The Green Berets.

John Wayne Dense Tiger Stripe Set. These are the classic “advisor” pattern and are the “Anglo” cut with US Sizes. True to originals, these are more slim fitting than many of the repros on the market. This run is part of a limited partnership and available solely through us in the US. These have incredible detail including color, medium to heavy twill fabric, dish buttons, green thread, and simple ink stamp for size in garment. Shirt features two double button chest pockets, left sleeve cigarette pocket, hanger tab in neck, and a gusseted double button cuff (C2B-EXP-3P1 style). This is the classic John Wayne pattern as seen in the movie, The Green Berets. Sleeve lengths and inseams are “regular” length. Trousers feature two rear bellows pockets and two thigh bellows pockets with double buttons. There is also a small single button “cigarette” pocket on the lower left leg. There have a chrome HAMA zipper and one button at the top closure. Green thread construction and no take up tabs at the waist. (ZIP-7P1 style). Sizing Note: Please note that the measurements given are the actual measurements for the waist and chest

I have bought a lot of stuff from Trey over the years and all of his reproduction uniforms are top notch. If you ever wanted a set of this stuff and didn’t want to pay 5,000 dollars for a real set that is only big enough to fit a 10 year old boy, now is your chance.


Leupold Mark 5HD The Next Day Optic For Army Sniping Program

I was surprised to read that SIG didn’t manage to grease the palms enough to get this contract.

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc., provider of the world’s most rugged, lightweight, and clear riflescopes and reflex sights, is pleased to announce that its Mark 5HD riflescope has been selected as the day optic for the U.S. Army’s Precision Sniper Rifle (PSR) program. Like all of Leupold’s riflescopes, the Mark 5HD is designed, machined, and assembled at their Beaverton, Ore. factory.

The U.S. Army Mark 5HD 5-25×56 will come in a proprietary flat dark earth coating and utilize the Army’s patented Mil-Grid Reticle. The Mark 5HD will be mounted on the USSOCOM selected MK22 Mod 0 based on the Barrett MRAD bolt-action multi-caliber system chambered in 7.62×51 mm NATO, .300 Norma Magnum, and .338 Norma Magnum.

I really like Leupold optics and I am liking what I’m reading about what this one can do.

“The Mark 5HD has been built from the ground up to deliver the unparalleled performance that the men and women serving our country overseas require,” said Sam Horstman, Director of Military Sales for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “And, like all of our optics, the Mark 5HD has been strenuously tested for durability, and fully meets the extremely high standards that the military demands. Our Soldiers need their optics to perform, and we’re glad to be able to offer a solution that’s built to deliver on those expectations.”

The Mark 5HD has been crafted to redefine accuracy, precision, and optical performance for long-range shooters. Three models – a 7-35×56, 5-25×56, and 3.6-18×44 – are available in both milliradian and MOA configurations. Pick one up and you’ll feel the difference: it’s up to 20 ounces lighter than other scopes in its class. Get behind one and you’ll see the difference, from its superior edge-to-edge clarity to its extreme low-light performance. With three revolutions of elevation adjustment, the Mark 5HD was made to max out the performance of the latest long range rifles and ammunition.

Waterproof, fogproof, and guaranteed to perform for life, the Mark 5HD is backed by the company’s legendary Lifetime Guarantee.

For more information on Leupold products, please visit us at Leupold.com.

Glock 43X & 48 Vickers Tactical Floor Plates

TangoDown® Inc. is pleased to announce the latest addition to the lineup – the Vickers Tactical™ Floor Plates for GLOCK® 43X and 48 (VTMFP-008).  The expansion of products for the latest editions of the Slim Line models wouldn’t be complete without floor plates.  The VTMFP-008 offers the same features as all of the floor plate series (ie. VTMFP-001, VTMFP-002, etc.).  The floor plates offer flared finger scallops which offer more purchase area allowing for easier manipulation while wearing gloves.  If you already added the Vickers Tactical™ Floor Plates to your other GLOCK® firearms and love them, you’re sure to love these as well.

Fits GLOCK® factory magazines for models 43X and 48 ONLY


For more information on the VTMFP-008, visit: tangodown.com/vickers-tactical-9mm-glock-floor-plates-for-g43x-g48-only

Customer Questions:  sales@tangodown.com

**Installation by a Certified GLOCK® Armorer or Gunsmith recommended.

JP Enterprises Law Tactical Silent Captured Springs

Hugo, MN – JP Enterprises is pleased to introduce the Law Tactical series of Silent Captured Springs. This marks the first buffer spring substitution component to be named compatible by Law Tactical for use with their folding adapter.

Through a collaboration with Law Tactical, JP has developed an alternative design for their extremely popular Silent Captured Spring system that is fully compatible with Law’s Gen 3 folding stock adapter. Beyond simple function, the Law Tactical series of buffer springs reaches a previously unmet threshold for durability and safety.

“Law Tactical takes the real-world use of their stock adapter very seriously,” says JP founder and head of product development, John Paul. “While some third-parties have sold adapters to use SCS with the Law adapter, nothing met their demanding function testing regimen until now.”

Both the Silent Captured Spring and original Law Tactical folding adapter debuted in 2012 but previously lacked any true compatibility due to differing designs. Since that time, the Law Tactical folder has risen to become the premier device of its type for ultra-compact storage and transportation for rifles and AR-type pistols. JP Enterprises is pleased to have had the chance to work with an industry innovator and to provide the superior buffering function of the Silent Captured Spring for Law’s signature product.

The Law Tactical series Silent Captured Springs are available for both small-frame (AR-15) and large-frame (AR-10 platforms). Standard configurations will function in most rifles with alternate heavy buffer models optimized for specialty use such as suppressed or short-barreled rifles also available. A conversion kit to reconfigure existing Silent Captured Springs for use with the Law Tactical folder will be available soon.

As with the Law Tactical folding adapter, Brownells has signed on to serve as the premier distributor for Law Tactical series Silent Captured Springs with models available now at www.brownells.com

For more information on the Silent Captured Spring System of components, visit www.jprifles.com. For more on the Law Tactical folding stock adapter, visit www.lawtactical.com.