Thursday, January 5, 2012

MARPAT has Landed!

MARPAT Tactical Gear!

We have been able to source a limited amount of authentic MARPAT Woodland Camoflage in both 1000 and 500 denier. This is the real deal with the hidden Eagle Globe and Anchor Marine Corp emblem!

Get it your favorite Strike Hard Gear in MARPAT now because when its gone its gone.

Marpat Camoflage pattern

Saturday, September 10, 2011

AK 47 and SKS Sling handling

Chances are you aren't going to be walking around most of the time with your weapon up and at the ready. In fact it cased or carried slung most of the time except when you're in the action. The ability to move your weapon from the slung position into a ready position is an important skill that can quickly and easily be ingrained into muscle memory and tapped into reflexively.

Below is a great sling handling video that shows another tactical civilian perfecting his skills. Drills such as this are a nice way to break-up the boredom between range visits. In fact between this and the other demonstration of immediate action drills you could develop your own "weapon kata" and maximize training time.

As the SKS is set-up in a similiar fashion to the AK-47, with a little modification you can apply these techniques to your Simonov.

Friday, August 12, 2011

How to use a tactical chest rig

Are you new to tactical shooting sports? Have you recently purchased or are thinking of buying a chest rig and need some tips on how to use it? Here are some tips and tricks on how to handle rifle magazines when using a tactical chest rig.

Place your full mags in the pouches top-down. If you are using an AK-47 place the magazines with the concave end of the mags facing your strong hand. When you go to reload, reach for a fresh mag with your weak hand, and you will grab it in a more "natural" way to reload .

When a magazine is empty, you have a couple of choices. If you don't mind dropping it on the ground, do this:

With your strong hand on the pistol grip and your weak hand on the forearm, move your pistol grip hand forward and push on the mag catch without touching it with your weak hand and without letting go of the pistol grip. The empty mag will drop free and fall to the ground. Then let go of the forearm with your weak hand and go for the fresh mags. Simply reload with a fresh one that you pull from a pouch in a "natural" position in your weak hand.

If you don't want to drop empties in the dirt, do this:

Take the empty magazine out of the rifle and reload with a fresh mag, charge the weapon, and either :
a) Wedge it between the chest rig and your body. Continue shooting and don't worry about dropping the empty.

b) If you have time, store the empty mag in the slot created by your removal of the fresh mag. Tip: store empty mags face up or facing the wrong way (concave side toward weak hand) so you immediately see they're empty when you go to reload.

c) Use a "dump pouch" attached to your chest rig or belt.

Many shooters leave one empty slot in their vest just for the mag that's in the weapon.

Retaining a magazine under pressure using these methods takes practice. Remember slow is smooth, smooth is fast. In other words take your time and get the movements down, your speed will naturally increase.

Friday, August 5, 2011

New StrikeHard gear promotional video

Dan strikes a nerve with AK 47 and SKS owners. He rants about tactical gear a must see!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New Privacy Policy for StrikeHard Gear

Just wanted everyone to know that your privacy is of utmost concern to us.
New Privacy Policy

Also from time to time we recieve images from happy customers showing off their gear and guns. These images are only posted after receiving permission from the source.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Keep it clean or Keep it real?

On occasion people ask us for advice on cleaning nylon tactical gear. So here is what we say:
First, a word on what not to do: don't try to clean your gear in a washing machine. It won't hurt the materials but it will beat up the gear as a whole and distort its shape. Dry cleaning is also out of the question. In fact, there is no need for a machine to clean a piece of nylon gear. For removing accumulated dust and grit use a bristle brush—the kind sold in super markets for scrubbing pots and pans. Nylon is tough. A vigorous bristle brushing won't hurt it.
For dirt and stains that simply will not brush off, we recommend upholstery cleaner which can be bought at most auto supply stores. Use it according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Since the real waterproofing in the nylon weave is the urethane coating on the inside of the Cordura®. The only thing that you might do, if you are a stickler for waterproofing, is to treat the seams with Seam Seal (the gooey stuff that comes in a tube, sold by those who sell tents and rain gear).
In fact, if you like your gear just the way it is, proudly wearing the dirt and stains of long and faithful service, there’s no reason to think about cleaning it at all. You can save yourself the cost of a brass bristle brush and a can of upholstery cleaner-carry on.