The Banshee Plate Carrier in A-TACS AU Camo from Shellback Tactical

ATACS-BANSHEE-1The BANSHEE Rifle Plate Carrier was designed to meet and exceed the needs of Law Enforcement, Military, and Private Military operators. This Ultra lightweight, low profile, high quality plate carrier has great load carrying capacity. Designed for protection, utility, mobility in a compact lightweight design.

Ideal gear for Law Enforcement patrol officers for use in High Threat active shooter situations, Multi-Assault Counter Terrorism Action Capabilities (MACTAC) and Counter Terrorism direct actions.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) recently approved the Banshee PC and it is on their approved gear list. Available/Approved for individual officer purchase.

The Shoulders on the BANSHEE rifle plate carrier are fully adjustable and padded with a new advanced design feature not seen in other rigs. The shoulder areas once adjusted slides into itself and locks in securely with a hidden quick release buckle. The shoulders have 2 rows of PALS webbing with elastic nylon sewn in between the PALS webbing allowing for comms or hydration tubing.

The front and back of the BANSHEE feature 5 rows of PALS webbing and two 2 inch rows of Loop sewn on for flags and other identifiers. The front and back of the panels of the carrier on the body side are also padded. Rifle plates are loaded from the bottom front/back and secured with a hook/loop closure.

The BANSHEE rifle plate carrier comes standard with a removable cummerbund. Cummerbund runs through the carrier, is fully adjustable (one size fits most) and has PALS webbing on the interior and exterior to accept side plates or other pouches. Also standard is a secondary nylon strap system with quick release buckles (also removable) if the cummerbund is not needed. Both Cummerbund and secondary system integrated on all Banshees. The front pocket of the Carrier has a hook and loop kangaroo type pocket to allow for accessories. It is also now available in A-TACS AU Camo.

Value and features are packed into this plate carrier and it currently is the lowest priced USA Made-Full Berry Compliant Plate Carrier on the Market, backed by the Shellback No Questions asked Lifetime Warranty.

For additional information or to purchase, visit www.Shellbacktactical.com.


Field image courtesy G3 Blog.


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GunSkins User Submitted Photos in A-TACS Camo

_Atacs_FG XLRGunSkins provides a quick and economical non-permanent alternative to Hydrographic Decoration, Cerakote or good old-fashioned Krylon spray paint. Not only do they effectively conceal, they also protect the finish of your weapon from scratches and nicks. Recently, the good folks over at Gunskins sent us some user-submitted photos featuring our A-TACS AU and FG Camo patterns. Thanks to everyone for sharing the photos. To find out more about GunSkins camo decoration system or to order a set for yourself, visit them online at: www.gunskins.com


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Now Available from Cabela’s… A-TACS AU Camo Boots in Three New Styles

1468499_635076456545825_1247204751_nThree styles of boots are now available in A-TACS AU Camo from Cabela’s, including an 8 inch version which features a GORE-TEX® Membrane and Vibram Outsole with integrated moisture wicking lining. There are also 6 inch and 3 inch versions of the boot available. For more info or to purchase, visit www.cabelas.com.


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A-TACS Camo Welcomes Clint Hoover to the Team; Meet him at IWA Show in Nuremberg, Germany – March 7-10, 2014

Digital Concealment Systems welcomes Clint Hoover to the team. In his first outing representing A-TACS Camo, Clint will be attending the upcoming IWA Show in Nuremberg, Germany in March of this year where he will be visiting with our international brand partners and developing new relationships within the industry. Clint brings over 25 years of practical military experience to DCS, having joined the U.S. Army in 1987. After completing Basic Training, Advanced Individual Training, Airborne school and the Ranger Indoctrination Program, he was awarded his Ranger Beret, Ranger Scroll and served as a Special Operations Combat Medic with the 1st Bn. 75th Ranger Regiment. He was primarily responsible for providing emergency medical treatment and evacuation to his fellow Rangers. His special assignments also included serving as a medic for a Battalion Combat Observation Lasing Team (COLT) and the Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) team. Most of his warrior skills would derive from this premier Special Operations light Infantry unit; while focusing on Small unit tactics, Emergency field medical concepts and Ranger Operations. Due to Clint’s expertise, he was chosen to be a Task-Force medic for Operation BAT (Bahamas, Turks and Caicos), a joint Counter-Narcotic Interdiction unit. Operation BAT conducted counter drug smuggling operations, human smuggling and search and rescue with the US Drug Enforcement Agency, US Coast Guard, and Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) in the Caribbean Islands AOR.

Soon after, Clint successfully graduated from the John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School as a Special Forces Weapons Sergeant, and was awarded his Green Beret; he was assigned to an Operational Detachment-Alpha. He deployed for operations in SOCSOUTH in support of Operation Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-B) with 20th Special Forces Group. Upon returning to active duty, Clint was assigned to USAJFKSWCS as a SF qualification course Instructor. There he mentored and instructed future Special Forces soldiers. His follow on assignment would be with an Operational Detachment-Alpha in 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group and his duty positions included Junior and Senior Weapons Sergeant, and Special Forces company assistant operations sergeant. Clint deployed to numerous states and military installations within the Continental United States, twenty-two countries in Central America, Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Asia and operations in the Middle East. Clint supervised pre-deployment site surveys teams, advanced party teams, Joint Combined Exchange Training, medical missions, US Embassy Liaison, Personal Security Detail (PSD) and Joint Special Operations training. He worked directly with Foreign Government, Military & Law-Enforcement Officials in support of national interests and combat operations.

clint_and_Jim1Once again due to his achievements, Clint was selected to instruct as the Primary Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the United States Asymmetric Warfare Groups- Combat Applications Training Course (CATC) for Marksmanship Strategies and Standards; and he was responsible for training Senior Leaders, Drill Instructors, NCOA and Deploying FORCOM units in Close Quarters Marksmanship (CQM) & Close Quarters Battle (CQB) Techniques. He was then called upon to become a Weapons Acquisition Branch NCOIC, who gave critical insight into the development and integration of materiel efforts for legacy and revolutionary weapon systems for the US Army. His area of knowledge focused on all weapons: 9mm, 5.56, 7.62, .50 cal and 40mm high and low velocity rounds.

Clint is also a master of all levels of Combat Marksmanship. His skills include: Training beginner, intermediate and advanced tactical shooting, Security, Survival, Unconventional Warfare concepts, Direct Action, Counter-Terrorism. Clint has developed a training methodology that is safe, effective and combat relevant, and encourages a continuous thought process. He is highly capable of training others how to maintain safety at all times at a realistic level for the student skill set and experience, as well as giving courses covering several categories, which cover individual, collective, on line and standards.

After retiring from the military in 2012, Clint formed Black Skull Tactical Applications. Derived from Outcome Based Training and Education application of divergent strategies, tactics, capabilities, and approaches are used to circumvent or negate an opponent’s strengths, while exploiting their weaknesses. Clint’s training programs revolve around 25 years of military training and a Special Operations background.

Unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts, DCS will not be exhibiting at the IWA Show this year. To meet with Clint, send an e-mail request to info@a-tacs.com and he will make sure to stop by for a visit. Join us in welcoming Clint to the team.


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Predator BDU.com Now Accepting Pre-Orders for New A-TACS LE Camo Uniforms from Propper International

IMG_6907Predator BDU.com announces that in conjuction with Propper International and the upcoming release of their line of uniforms featuring the new A-TACS LE Camo Pattern, they are now accepting pre-orders for all Propper products featuring A-TACS LE Camo, including the ACU pant and coat, combat shirt as well as the matching boonie cap.

The Propper A-TACS LE Camo ACU is manufactured to Mil-Spec with the durable 65/35 Poly/Cotton Ripstop fabric. In addition they will be featuring their TAC.U Combat Shirt and Boonie hat in the new A-TACS LE Camo developed for Law Enforcement professionals. All Propper A-TACS LE Camo apparel was on display at this years SHOT SHOW in the Propper International Booth. The LE pattern utilizes the original A-TACS AU Camo Pattern and integrates urban forms as well as shades of grey, blue, and black along with an effective blend of light and shadow to develop a distinct pattern with a slight horizontal flow. The pattern works great in conjunction with the common black and blue nylon gear utilized by police departments for an overall uniform appearance.

The initial Propper A-TACS LE uniform apparel and headwear is being manufactured with an estimated shipping date schedule for the end of February to beginning of March. To find out more, or to order, visit them online at www.predatorbdu.com.


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A-TACS LE Camo Uniforms from Propper Hitting the Shelves in Early March of this Year

IMG_6986 copy copyThe long wait is finally over as Propper announces new items in A-TACS LE Camo will begin hitting the shelves early in March of this year.The first items introduced will be from Proppers popular TAC.U series and will include Combat Shirts and Boonie Caps as well as ACU Style Pants and Tops. Look for them at authorized Propper retailers beginning in March. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of any item in A-TACS LE Camo will be donated to the Spirit of Blue Foundation to help protect those who protect and serve. To find out more about the great things they are doing, click here.
New A-TACS LE Camo was developed for – and with the assistance of – law enforcement professionals. Unlike our A-TACS AU and FG camo patterns that preceded it, This camo pattern was not designed so much to hide as it was to make the operator stand out. A-TACS LE Camo was designed to serve more as a “show of force” pattern for specialized situations that require the use of Special Operations or Tactical Response Teams.

atacs_le_propper_combatshirtThe TAC.U Combat Shirt – A-TACS LE Camo Edition

The PROPPER™ TAC.U Combat Shirt is made for comfort under the weight of body armor. The lightweight knit wicks moisture away from the torso and the antimicrobial fabric prevents bacteria from growing, keeping odors at bay. The durable Battle Rip® fabric on the sleeves coupled with extensive pocketing provides incredible functionality. Additionally, the fully articulated elbows and a unique dual-layer stretch shoulder, allow complete free range of motion. Additional features include…

-Nametape on back of collar
-External opening for shoulder pads
-Quarter-zipper front
-Side panel with underarm gusset for enhanced range of motion
-Fully articulated elbows
-Two zippered, upper-arm pockets with loop-facing patch for insignia
-Two zippered forearm pockets
-External opening for elbow pads
-Two-channel pen pocket on left forearm
-Right forearm pocket with hook and loop closure
-Adjustable hook and loop fastener at sleeve cuffs
-Integrated thumb holes at cuffs prevent bunching and twisting

atacs_le_propper_acutopThe ACU Coat – A-TACS LE Camo Edition

The PROPPER ACU Coat is an authentic military garment style approved for active duty use by the US Army. Mandarin collar can be worn up or down. Hook and loop sleeve cuff closures provide an adjustable fit, while a three-pen pocket on the sleeve and minimized shoulder pockets are designed to fit optimally with an OTV (Outer Tactical Vest). All pockets and pouches are consistent with military specification FQ/PD 07-13A. Additional features include…

-Fade, shrink and wrinkle resistant
-Felled seams throughout for enhanced durability
-Mandarin-style collar can be worn up or down
-Two tilted chest pockets with hook and loop closure
-Drain holes in bellowed pockets
-Covered two-way zipper front with cloth pull
-Bi-swing back improves range of motion
-Two upper-arm pockets with loop-facing patch for insignia
-Three-channel pen pocket on left sleeve
-External opening for elbow pads

atacs_le_propper_pantsThe ACU Trouser – A-TACS LE Camo Edition

The PROPPER ACU Trouser is an authentic military garment style approved for active duty use by the US Army. Features forward-tilted cargo pockets, knee pouches with hook and loop fasteners for internal kneepad inserts and bellowed storage pockets on the calf. Leg cuffs feature a front closure tie, allowing a more comfortable fit on the outside of the boot collar. Sewn to military specification FQ/PD 07-14A.

-Sewn to military specification FQ/PD 07-14A
-Fade, shrink and wrinkle resistant
-Felled inseams, outseams and seat seams
-Drawstring waist for quick and secure fit
-Reinforced seat
-Button fly closure
-Eight-pocket design
-Two tilted cargo pockets with button flaps
-Two shin-high cargo pockets with hook and loop closure
-Two back pockets with button flaps
-External openings for knee pads with hook and loop closure
-Drain holes in bellowed pockets
-Durable drawstring leg closures


The Boonie Cap – A-TACS LE Camo Edition

The Propper boonie is sewn to military specification MIL-H-44105B. Vent holes on either side allow for air circulation while an adjustable chin strap ensures a secure fit

Additionally, some retailers are now beginning to take pre-orders for A-TACS LE Camo gear. We will be posting more announcements with additional information regarding pre-orders when it becomes available.


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A-TACS Camo SITREP; SHOT Show 2014, Part 2

In Part 2 of our coverage from the 2014 Shot Show in Las Vegas, Jim Gilliland and Scott Peckham highlight new products in A-TACS Camo from Safariland, Red Jacket Firearms, GA Precision, Condor, Colt, Hazard 4, US Nightvision, Tactical Concealment and Alta Industries.

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