A lovely little man bag arrived in the post for me last week. 


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A podcast? Entering modern social media.

As we mentioned briefly in passing earlier in the year after SHOT Show, an opportunity to participate in a modcast through the Primary and Secondary Network came up. 


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SHOT Show 2018 – Part 3

Alright then, we’re up to Part 3 of my report from SHOT Show.


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So… You think you can design? (Part 7)

Our last announcement last year just before Christmas (seen HERE) was pretty big for us.

Progress for our M-Lok compatible forearm for the Marlin 336 lever action rifle is continuing full steam ahead.



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SHOT Show 2018 – Part 1

SHOT Show 2018 was held in Las Vegas from the 23rd to the 26th of January this year.
As per last year, Packs and Beyond was acting as an ambassador for Crossfire Australia ( We would like to thank Crossfire Australia once more for this great opportunity.


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Kit – Using It, Marching Order

Marching Order (aka 3rd Line)
This “how-to” has been a long time coming. I had a draft, with pictures all ready for publishing, but the hard drive I store my documents on died. It’s taken me a significant period of time to get caught back up to where I’m relatively happy (or happier) with the level of detail I need for this article.


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REVIEW – Green Can Lockers

ITEM: Green Can Locker Hardware Kit
MANUFACTURER: Captain Johns Green Can Locker
Aftermarket hardware that allows a surplus ammunition liner (ammo can) to be locked up with a small padlock.


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SITE VISIT – Australian Defence Apparel (ADA)

We have some exciting news to share here at Packs and Beyond:
Our latest Trip Report.


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INDUSTRY NEWS – Outdoor Tactical Elite’s 5.11 Day

Outdoor Tactical Elite here in Brisbane had their 5.11 day VIP event last week.


I was fortunate to receive an invite to this event.


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INDUSTRY NEWS – High Range Outdoors

There’s been some really big news from High Range Outdoors this week.

I’ll let you read their own press release to us:


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