Read about the latest PenCott® news and more…
Read about the latest PenCott® news and more…
Don’t know who Craig “Sawman” Sawyer is? How’s this for a bio:
• U.S. Navy SEAL (SEAL Team One & DEVGRU)
• Combat Veteran, decorated for “Heroic Service”
• Counter-Terrorist Operations Expert
• U.S. Marine & SEAL Advanced Sniper Instructor
• U.S. Federal Air Marshal & Manager
• High-Threat Mobile Security Expert
• Hand to Hand/Combat Fighting Expert
• International Experience in 54 Countries
• Extensive Cross-Training w/World’s Top Units
Craig has also featured in the History Channel’s “Sniper: Deadliest Missions”, been an expert commentator on several news stories, and is a regular in-house shooting coach on the History Channel’s popular show “Top Shot”. Craig also works as a technical expert advising Hollywood films and TV show – check out his website: www.tacticalinsider.com
But, just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, check out these photos of Craig with his buddy Dakota Meyer rocking PenCott-Badlands.
In case you’re not familiar with the name Dakota Meyer – let us fill you in a bit… On September 8, 2009, near the village of Ganjgal, Sergeant Dakota L. Meyer learned that three U.S. Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman were missing after being ambushed by a group of insurgents. Meyer charged into an area known to be inhabited by insurgents and under enemy fire. He eventually found all four dead and stripped of their weapons, body armor, and radios. With the help of some friendly Afghan soldiers, he moved the bodies to a safer area where they could be extracted. During his search, Meyer “personally evacuated 12 friendly wounded, and provided cover for another 24 Marines and soldiers to escape likely death at the hands of a numerically superior and determined foe.”
On November 6, 2010, the Commandant of the Marine Corps General James Amos told reporters during a visit to Camp Pendleton, California, that a living Marine had been nominated for the Medal of Honor. Two days later, the Marine Corps Times, an independent newspaper covering U.S. Marine operations, reported that the unnamed individual was Sergeant Dakota L. Meyer, citing anonymous sources. CNN confirmed the story independently two days later.
Sergeant Meyer was awarded the Medal of Honor in a ceremony at the White House on September 15, 2011. (Wikipedia)
On a final note, the eagle-eyed among you might have noticed that the cut and style of the jacket / anorak that Dakota is wearing in the first photograph doesn’t match up with the style of either SOD Gear’s Spectre Shirt nor their Operator Field Parka… That’s because its a new sniper suit specially-designed by SOD Gear…
(SOD Gear Sniper Suit)
To Craig and Dakota we say a loud and resounding THANK YOU!
The Combat XII-MEC Pack is the same as the original Ares Armor design initially created for a US Marine Corps Sniper Platoon. On the Combat XII-MEC Pack the PALS webbing was removed from the back of the pack at the suggestion of military customers who wanted solid camouflage concealment with less modularity needed for utility.
The Combat XII-MEC Pack is available exclusively through PredatorBDU.com in the PenCott™ Multi-Environment Camouflage (“MEC”) patterns of GreenZone (Temperate), Badlands (Transitional/Semi-Arid), and Sandstorm (Arid/Desert). This is a first of its kind and the premier of a pack in these camouflage patterns manufactured from 1000D textured nylon that is nIR treated and features a durable water-resistant coating.
The main compartment features two sections for 100 ounce hydration bladders with additional space for field rations or other sustainment supplies, along with external side solid color webbing for MOLLE compatible pouches. Two rear mounted pouches allow for additional storage. The pack can be worn solo with the shoulder straps and directly to a plate or armor carrier for free range of motion.
Dude, where’s my ruck?
Hyde Definition’s PenCott™ multi-environment family of camouflage patterns is under consideration for the US Army’s next-generation family of camouflage patterns, and is also being used by a growing number of special operations units around the world.
To kick things off, here are some publicity photos of their new BS-2 Combat Shirt featuring the PenCott-GreenZone, PenCott-Badlands and PenCott-Sandstorm camouflage patterns.
The SPECOPS BS-2 Combat Shirt features ripstop NYCO IRR material for the sleeves, collar and zipper panels, whilst the body is made from POLARTEC PowerDry thermo-active and Fire Resistant material. The Combat Shirt (BS-2) matches the MBS-2 combat uniform standard.
All MBS-2 garments are sewn with AMANN threads, and use YKK zippers, and Velcro-brand hook-and-loop fastners. SPECOPS also features the use of D30 impact protection products in their combat clothing.
SPECOPS combat clothing in the PenCott patterns is being offered in Poland to both civilian and military clients – and is also currently undergoing field trials with Polish ISAF components in Afghanistan.
All SPECOPS items and uniforms will be available in PenCott in 2012 – and come with a 3 year SPECOPS Combat Warranty..