US PALM Gear in A-TACS AU Camo – Part 3

AK Attack Rack V2 in A-TACS AU Camo

Based on their popular original AK Attack Rack design this up-graded platform features the same US PALM designed and purpose built AK47 Magazine Pouches as the original AKAR on the front, with the addition of multiple MOLLE attachment points on the side panels allowing the addition of accessory pouches or other MOLLE gear. (product below shown with optional side pouches)


Above the static rifle mag pouches, are (2) adjustable-flap magazine/utility pouches.  The large zippered main pocket can accommodate extra magazines or other larger pieces of gear (some end users use this as an ad-hoc dump pouch).  The side-top seams split open to accommodate a US Palm Rack-Holster or Rack Radio Insert.  The bottom of the carrier provides access to the armor pocket, which accommodates US Palms’ custom level IIIa soft armor panel (sold separately, MSRP of $124.99) to provide full frontal and partial side coverage.  MOLLE attachments for a groin protector, glove hanger or dump pouch are located on the rear of carrier.  The 3rd Generation H-Harness provides for a flat mounting yet fully adjustable solution.  A 1” adjustable waist belt completes the rig.


The AKAR v2 is constructed of 500d Cordura nylon, and utilizes made in the USA hardware and materials. The AK Attack Rack is Completely Made in the USA, and is fully Berry Compliant. For additional information, pricing, options or to purchase, visitb them online at www.uspalm.com.

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US Palm Gear in A-TACS AU Camo – Part 2

us_palm_atacs_au_IMG_8784The Draco Hardened Back Pack [HBP] in A-TACS AU Camo from US Palm

In the second part of our Manufacturing Partner spotlight we are featuring the  Draco Hardened Back Pack [HBP] from US Palm.

The Draco HBP was created in response to numerous agency/unit requests for an integrated assault pack/plate carrier solution.  Through many design iterations and after reviewing field test evaluations from Real-World end users, the design team at US Palm landed upon the current design.  Equally at home running Border Op’s or responding on the backs of a QRF operator half a World away, the Draco HBP has the adaptability to answer any missions needs.

By having the plate pocket align with the TOP of the pack, it lines up appropriately with a front side plate carrier option.  Features of this pack include an 1800 cu/in main compartment, separately accessed large SAPI plate pocket, full MOLLE lined interior compartment, full MOLLE front panel, 2 column MOLLE sides, “Armor” compatible shoulder straps with sternum strap, hydration port, (2) interior zipper access flat pockets, and a hanging mesh pouch.  The bottom of the armor pocket provides a small discrete space, which perfectly accommodates their Mini-Vis Signal Panel (sold separately).


Interfacing the Draco HBP with the ACS Collar (sold separately) can be accomplished 2 ways: First, by simply threading the supplied shoulder straps through the ACS Collar, the operator can realize the benefits of a padded collar. Secondly, the HBP can interfaced with either a DTPC or MPAR/AKARv2 with their Side-Release Kit.  Utilizing these options creates a near Outer Tactical Vest solution.

The Draco HBP is constructed of 500d Cordura nylon, and utilizes made in the USA hardware and materials. Completely Made in the USA, and fully Berry Compliant. For more information on the Draco and other A-TACS Camo products from US Palm or, to purchase one online or find a dealer, visit them online at www.uspalm.com.

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A-TACS Camo SITREP-Episode 5: US Palm Gear in A-TACS AU Camo

A true industry leader in the design development and creation of tactical gear utilized worldwide, US Palm creates innovative and functional gear designed with the end user in mind. Years of practical in-the-field experience goes into the design of each pack, bag or armor system the make. In this episode of A-TACS Camo SITREP, Jim Gilliland and Clint Hoover go over the features of several of their product offerings in the A-TACS AU Camo pattern.

US Palm is our Featured Manufacturing Partner of the week. Over this week, we will be featuring several of their product offerings in A-TACS AU Camo. First up, the Agile Combat System (ACS) Kit…

The Agile Combat System (ACS) Kit in A-TACS AU Camo

US PALM has developed an entire gear system around rapid plug-and-play mission driven adaptation. For those that push gear to its fullest potential, but find themselves in an ever-changing mission requirements or environments, The Agile Combat System, or ACS Kit for short, was designed for the end user.


“Things change, and you’re trained to adapt – your gear should too,” isn’t just a catchy marketing slogan, it was the mantra during the entire +18 months of R&D that went into the development of the ACS Kit. The ACS Kit strikes the ultimate balance between mission specific equipment and modularity.

At this time, the ACS family of components are comprised of 3 main platform options, the Desert Tracker Plate Carrier [DTPC], the AK Attack Rack, version 2 [AKAR v2] and the Multi-Platform Attack Rack [MPAR]. Dependent on the mission, the operator can  choose the front platform first, then decide on hard attached sustainment back solutions, or not, and keep them removable. Plates, or no plates? Riding/Flying to the fight, adaptability is key – Even when mission requirements dictate walking in from a drop-off point 12 miles away. Needing to support multiple weapons platforms, no problem.


As an example:  users can pair a Desert Tracker Plate Carrier with a Draco HBP, ACS Collar and ACS Side Release Kit, and   have a full coverage hard-plate compatible rig with plenty of adaptability. Or, pair an MPAR with a Gryphon EDC, and by utilizing both components stock shoulder straps, this option offers the abilty to maintain a lower-profile, agile, dynamic environment Kit that still provides outstanding soft IIIa armor solutions front and back.


The ACS family of components were truly designed with the professional in mind. There is simply not another system that is as durable and adaptive as the US PALM Agile Combat System.
Features and options include…
-Desert Tracker Plate Carrier [DTPC]
-Multi-Platform Attack Rack [MPAR]
-AK Attack Rack, version 2 [AKARv2]
-ACS Collar
-Draco HBP
-Gryphon EDC
-ACS Hydro Tail –coming soon
-DTPC Rear Armor Panel [RAP] –coming soon
All of the ACS components are constructed of 500d Cordura nylon, and utilize made in the USA hardware and materials, and are completely Made in the USA, and fully Berry Compliant. For more information on this system and other A-TACS Camo products from US Palm or, to purchase one online or find a dealer, visit them online at www.uspalm.com,



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A-TACS Camo Featured Product of the Week – A-TACS LE Camo Plate Carrier and Pouches from Tactical Performace, Inc.


New from Tactical Performance Corp., The A-TACS LE Camo Plate Carrier and a wide assortment of Nylon Pouches are now available for pre-order. Cut from 1000D CORDURA This system is Molle Compatible and size adjustable with a Velcro front panel and front, back and side compartments for plates. Other features include a hidden drag handle on both the front and back of the rig. (Plate carrier and pouches available separately at www.store.tactical-performance.com)

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A-TACS Camo Featured Product of the Week: A-TACS Camo T-Shirts by Rothco

rothco_atacs_au_fg_5977-ASince 1953, Rothco has been a leading supplier of high quality uniform goods supplying Army/Navy dealers around the world. Rothco also serves the Tactical, Public Safety, Survival & Preparedness, Outdoor & Hunting and other specialized markets worldwide. Rothco is also a major supplier of A-TACS Camo T-Shirts with offerings in both A-TACS AU and FG Camo patterns. These USA-made shirts are cut from a soft Polyester/Cotton Blend and feature a double needle stitched collar. These shirts are now available through participating Rothco dealers and can also be purchased at www.rothco.com.

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Got a question for us? Just ask Jim…

We receive a lot of questions from end users on a wide range of topics either relating to our A-TACS Camo patterns, product availability or, general tactical shooting tips. They usually come through our normal Facebook or e-mail accounts. Given the volume, we thought it time to set up a new central forum to streamline the process. We would also like to begin answering some of your questions in future installments of our A-TACS SITREP video series. Check out the announcement from our own Jim Gilliland below. Be sure and send your questions to us at askjim@a-tacs.com.

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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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