About Aaron Spuler

Founder and Executive Editor for The Weapon Blog, Aaron is a firearms enthusiast and recreational shooter.

Dakota Tactical + SilencerCo

You’ve seen what we can do with AR15’s and AK47’s… Now it’s time to give the SilencerCo treatment to a new platform.

This Summit collaboration between SilencerCo® and Dakota Tactical® features a custom engraved, “MP5-type” D54R-N chambered in 9mm paired with the newest suppressor to join SilencerCo’s lineup: the Omega 9K.

Standard versions of the D54R-N are extremely difficult to track down, and this package marks the first time the Omega 9K has been offered to the public. We have paired the nearly-impossible-to-find with the never-before-seen for you, the loyal SilencerCo customer. As an added bonus, the package includes a foliage Mystery Ranch ASAP pack to carry your SBR and silencer in, and a 15rd HK magazine and 30rd HK magazine.

This exclusive collaboration is being offered only through Capitol Armory at the price of $5,750.

Visit http://www.capitolarmory.com to purchase yours today!

Dakota Tactical D54R-N Features:

  • Rolled and Welded Upper Receiver
  • Integral Receiver-Top 1913 Picatinny Rail
  • Free-Floating 16-Flute Cold Hammer-Forged “Navy” 3-Lug Barrel
  • HK® 3-Lug Barrel with 1/2 x 28 Right-Hand Threaded Muzzle – Useable with 3-Lug or Direct Thread Omega 9 K Mounts (included)
  • Thread Protector Included
  • Tungsten-Filled, Sear-Ready Bolt Group
  • Anti-Rattle Magazine Release
  • Slim Polymer Handguard with Vertical Grip
  • SEF Navy-Style Trigger Group
  • (1) 15 and (1) 30 Round Steel Curved Detachable Magazine
  • A3 Stock
  • Sights: Rear Rotary Drum; Front Hooded Post
  • Fully Parkerized with HK Black Duracoat Finish
  • Registered Sear and Suppressor Ready (SSR™ Technology) – Every Dakota Tactical firearm ships with a sear-ready bolt carrier group. Dakota Tactical firearms also goes through rigorous testing to ensure compatibility with suppressors.


  • Caliber: 9mm x 19 Parabellum
  • Barrel Length: 5.85″
  • Barrel Twist: 1:10 with 6 Right-Hand Grooves
  • Operation: Semi-Automatic Roller-Delayed Blowback

SilencerCo Omega 9K Specs:

  • Length: 4.7”
  • Weight: 7.2 oz
  • Diameter: 1.475”
  • Finish: Black Oxide
  • Sound Rating: 124.9 dB with 147gr Ammunition
  • Includes 3-Lug and Direct Thread Mount for Maximum Versatility

Mystery Ranch ASAP Carry

  • 3-Zip Design for Quick Access
  • PALS Webbing Accommodates MOLLE Accessories
  • Internal Sleeves Accommodate Two Water Bladders
  • Internal Lid Zippered Compartment Keeps Small Items Accessible
  • Velcro-Topped Lid for Identification and Patches
  • Internal Retention Strap Included
  • Volume: 1120 cu-in (18 L)
  • Weight: 2 lb 12 oz (1.2 kg)
  • Dimensions: 16″x10″x6″ (40x30x15cm)
  • Frame System: Futura Frame

Gorilla Ammunition Introduces Troop Ammo

On Thanksgiving Day, Gorilla Ammunition released it’s full line of remanufactured ammunition under the new Troop Line. This line of premium quality remanufactured ammunition sets the standard for this product category.

“We have prided ourselves on delivering high quality unique product offerings at an outstanding value to the consumer. Prior to the introduction of our Troop Line of ammunition, all the remanufactured products on the market have been second tier quality, now with Troop in the marketplace consumers can save a bit of money and still get a very accurate and reliable ammunition product for their firearm.” said Gorilla Ammunition’s Director of Sales & Marketing, Jay Duncan

The Gorilla Ammunition Troop line of products utilize a once fired, converted Lake City Military brass case that has undergone our proprietary cleaning and resizing process. The product holds the same high standards for accuracy and reliability you have come to expect from Gorilla Ammunition and with the use of the once fired case provides and excellent value.

“Our ballisticans and engineering team have been working diligently on quite a few new products. The Troop product is one of the great products they have created and we are confident the market will respond well to our new products in our development pipeline. We are eager to release a few new products at Shot Show.” said Lanse Padgett, CEO and Partner.

Gorilla Ammunition is a manufacturer of high quality modern sporting rifle ammunition and dominates the 300 Blackout ammunition category. All of Gorilla Ammunition modern sporting rifle ammunition offerings are capable of Sub-MOA accuracy and have standard deviations in muzzle velocity of less that 15 feet per second. Gorilla Ammunition’s industry leading quality and performance is helping this young manufacturing company grow very rapidly.

Best Tactical Gear for Every Situation

The term Tactical means “concerning to or constituting tactics.” Tactical is more a mindset than an accessory. This is also known as tactical mindset. So your tactical gear should also be centered on your tactics to save your life.

So before you plan to buy tactical gear, you need to reconsider whether it fits to your situation and is it all you need to win over the situation.

Most people are focused more on finding the right equipment such as guns and gear and that’s why they lack in other departments. Undoubtedly, weapons and ammo are very important but having weapons is not the only thing you need.

Tactical lifestyle is about obtaining the right balance in every situation. You can win battles with guns and grunts and wars with logistics. But to win of a war for food, water, and safety you need to plan the right budget.

Although the article is not focused on budget planning for food but it’s about saving your budget for all other equipment required to survive in all situations. Your main motive is to survive and not just to win the fight. So, you have to plan your tactics accordingly.

Planning Your Defense
As mentioned above your main goal is to survive and not to win, therefore, you should carry all the necessary equipment apart from weapons to survive in the situation. Some examples of the must to carry equipment are: extra ammo to reload your weapon, magazine pouches for self-automatic modern rifle, medical kit, knives, compasses etc.

  • Plate Carriers

Plate carriers are an alternative to the heavy, burdensome flak jackets. The small size and weight make it easy for the soldiers to operate it. Plate carriers are best tactical gear for both police and military because of the mobility and protection they offer.

Plate Carriers

Plate carriers quickly become uncomfortable and you will be sweating your butt off pretty quickly. Plates are not the best idea for home defense as they are heavy, fragile, and expensive as well.

  • LBVs

Tactical Load Bearing Vest

LBVs or “load bearing vests” are same as plate carriers and indeed a better option than plate carriers. A load bearing vest doesn’t offer any protection, but it provides similar mounting system for ammo and gear. They are more comfortable and even cheaper than plate carriers. An LBV is a nylon vest with a Molle or PALs system to hold gear.

  • Belts

Tactical belts which have a MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) or PAL (Pouch Attachment Ladder) System are popular among infantrymen for carrying equipment.


The reasons the belts are widely used is due to the ease of access and the capability to carry a fair amount of payload. It becomes easy to climb in and out of vehicles, or moving out of buildings and tight locations. They are perfect for carrying an IFAK (individual First Aid Kit) as it becomes easy to access it by simply taking off the belt.

These belts can be stashed in a backpack and easily used whenever you need them.

  • Leg Rigs

It gets uncomfortable if anything is strapped to your leg and when you are faced with situations such as crossing a river then you have to remove everything to cross over.

Leg Rigs

Therefore, a leg rig is more lucrative option. It is easy to draw a handgun from a leg rig. Another option can be to use a waist holster which is available at half the price of leg rig and it is bit difficult to pull a magazine for a reload from the leg rig.

Garry Bowman is a blogger and content writer at 911gear.ca, the finest dealers of tactical gear in Canada. 911gear.ca also provides superior quality of tactical equipment for law enforcement, military, EMS, security professionals, corrections officers, and preppers.

The World’s First Slash Resistant Combat Shirt

PPSS Slash Resistant UBAC Shirt - high res

Following a number of well documented cut and slash related assaults on homeland security professionals in many countries around the globe, PPSS Group have now launched the world’s first slash resistant combat shirt.

UBAC (Under Body Armour Combat) shirts are usually being manufactured using a range of specialist materials, including lightweight, moisture wicking and breathable fabric, and are usually worn alongside the very latest in body armour systems, assault clothing and webbing.

PPSS Group’s UBAC shirt is different and absolutely unique in the world right now.

It is offering comfortable and truly exceptional cut protection around the arm area, side of torso, neck and throat area, protecting four key arteries from laceration, subsequent rapid blood loss and potential subsequent death.

Even whilst wearing the most modern type of bullet or stab resistant vests, the areas harbouring the extremely vulnerable radial artery, brachial artery, carotid artery, as well as axillary artery will remain exposed and defenceless.

Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group is keen to make clear why this product has been designed: “We are on the receiving end of several incidents reports and pretty graphic images, highlighting some of the most severe cut and slash injuries I have seen in my professional career.”

“The fact that most of these professionals wear an ultra-modern body armour has not made any difference to the severity of these injuries.”

“Body armour offer effective ballistic or edged weapon protection, but they do not provide any protection to the key arteries, and we know that the cutting or slashing of any of these arteries can lead to rapid blood loss and death within an extremely short period of time. The chance of survival in many cases can be zero.”

A YouTube video demonstration can be viewed here:

All cut resistant garments are being manufactured in the EU in an ISO 9001 strict quality controlled environment and are made out of our very own high performance cut resistant fabric Cut-Tex® PRO. This fabric has been tested against all key European, American and International standards.

It is also worth pointing pout out PPSS Group’s cut resistant clothing is also machine washable and has achieved excellent results in Dimensional Stability Test and Appearance Assessment.

All cut resistant clothing made by PPSS Group offer exceptional protection, whilst maintaining a very high degree of dexterity to the wearer.

Recent changes within health and safety regulation and the potential legal consequences of not complying with these strict guidelines have recently led to an increasing demand for such type of PPE from homeland security agencies around the world.

Should you have any questions in reference to PPSS slash resistant clothing, please feel free to contact PPSS Group on +44 (0) 845 5193 953 email info@ppss-group.com, visit www.ppss-group.com

About Us:

UK based PPSS Group is specialised in the development of high performance bullet resistant vests, stab resistant vests and cut/slash resistant clothing, aiming to protect police, military, emergency services, prisons and private security professionals all over the world.

Their CEO Robert Kaiser is frequently invited to speak in front of large audiences about the latest body armour developments within homeland security and domestic frontline services. He is acting as body armour consultant for a number of organisations, associations and international government agencies. His genuine passion for personal safety and personal protection is globally respected.

Magpul PMag D60

The PMAG D-60 is a durable, lightweight, highly reliable 60-round 5.56×45 NATO/.223 Remington polymer drum magazine for AR15/M4 compatible weapons.
With a larger capacity than previous PMAGs, the PMAG D-60 gives the shooter 60 rounds of ammunition, effectively allowing the same round count as two standard capacity 30-round magazines without requiring a critical reload.
The unique drum configuration keeps the height of the magazine manageable as well as allowing for prone firing and easier storage. Features an easy-to-use loading lever, paint pen dot matrix for easy marking, and a rear window for instant capacity indication. Compatible with a wide range of NATO firearms such as the M4, M16, SCAR™ MK16/16S, HK®416, MR556, M27 IAR, and others.

Made in U.S.A.


  • Next-generation impact and crush resistant polymer construction
  • Wide compatibility with most ‘STANAG 4179’ platforms such as the AR15, M4, M16, SCAR MK16/16S, HK416, MR556, M27 IAR, and others
  • Will seat fully loaded on a closed bolt
  • Bolt hold open feature to lock the bolt back on the last round*
  • Ratcheting Loading Lever to take tension off the spring for easy loading by hand
  • Feed Tower compatible with most loading devices, including USGI stripper clips and guides, the StripLULA™, and others
  • Designed to be left loaded for long term storage without any loss of function or degradation
  • All components used are corrosion resistant
  • Easy to disassemble for cleaning with only a flat-bladed screwdriver or similar
  • Anti-glare translucent window on rear of drum allows for easy determination of rounds remaining
  • Paint pen dot matrix panel on back of body to allow for identification marking
  • Slip-on, semi-rigid Dust Cover prevents grit and debris intrusion during storage and transport