As a follow-up to my post about installing ARC rail adapters for a COMTAC headset, the question was asked on the Pyramyd Airsoft Facebook Page about how one would be able to continue running a Contour HD helmet cam on the side of their helmet once the ARC rail adapters have been installed.  

The answer is quite simple, really.  I didn't provide a complete tutorial on the first go around.  The ARC Rail Adapter come with short, Picatinny rail mounts which sit on top of the adapters, allowing you to mount anything with a compatible rail mount on them.  This would obviously include the Contour cameras, but also a helmet light, or maybe something else cool that I didn't even know about.  
Anyway, here is the photo illustration of the Picatinny rail attached to the ARC rail adapter for my COMTAC headset.
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Picatinny rail attached to the Z Tactical ARC Rail Adapters for COMTAC Headsets
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Today, I thought I'd take you into the world of gear whores for a minute and show you how to quickly install a set of ARC helmet rail adapters on your COMTAC headset. 
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Just to give you a little background on why this is a useful thing to do, aside from that fact that these adapters will make you look more like a high-speed operator, I feel compelled to mention that I have a fairly large skull.


Consequently, not all helmets fit me the same way and sometimes, as in the case of my Air Frame helmet here (it's a knock-off, I ain't gonna lie), the darn thing is just too small when you factor in that I always wear a shemagh on my head as a sweatband.  It's pretty much a must because I get so hot and sweaty when I play that my goggles go beyond fogged and just get covered in liquid sweat, reducing my visibility to pretty much zero.


SOOOO, long story short, I don't have any room inside the helmet for the somewhat bulky COMTAC headset.  Installing the helmet rail adapters for my COMTACs alleviates that issue quite well.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New 5.11 Tac Tec Plate Carrier Prototype

Perhaps one of the most exciting things that I came across at Shot Show 2012 this year was the announcement of the new Tac Tec Plate Carrier from 5.11 Tactical

 This is definitely NOT just another copy of the plate carriers that are already out there. I was informed that Chris Kyle, of Craft, who also authored the best-selling book, American Sniper, was one of the key developers to work with 5.11 on this project. 
There is ample surface area for adding morale patches, department patches & nametapes to the laser-cut velcro MOLLE chest panel that also serves as an integrated admin pouch.

Speaking of integration, the new 5.11 Tac Tec Plate Carrier can hold up to eight AR15 magazines without the need to add a single pouch.  The operator also has the choice of running cover flaps or going with a bungee system.  Or a mix of the two, as seen here to show versatility. 
 On the back of the 5.11 Tac Tec Plate Carrier, there is even more real estate for patches & name panels, along with an innovative drag handle and of course, MOLLE, MOLLE everywhere.
One last feature I'd like to point out is the generous amount of padding used on the interior of the vest to help alleviate some of the discomfort from having to support the weight of the heavy ballistic plates which are inserted into the front and back panels of this plate carrier. 
Not only is there more cushioning than I've seen in a lot of plate carriers out there, but the developers have used a unique honeycomb mesh design to allow more breathability for the operator to remain at a cooler body temperature.

The 5.11 Tac Tec Plate Carrier is due out in the Fall 2012 (August/September).  
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My good friend, Thomas Solomon, of 5.11 Tactical Series, let me loose inside their corporate headquarters in Modesto, CA yesterday and I got to spend some quality time with some of their new products to be released later this year. Perhaps my favorite item of their new stuff is probably going to be the 5.11 TacTec Plate Carrier seen here below.  Word on the street is that guys like Chris Kyle, of Craft, who also wrote the best-selling book, American Sniper, got in on the collaborative development process for this rig.  I've got more details to follow, but just thought I'd give you a little treat while you wait.

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