Over the years I have consulted, advised and in some cases invented a number of products from various respected manufacturers. Some were improvements on ideas that already existed, others were first time ideas brought to life through years of experience, all have stood the test of time.
Raven Concealment Systems Eidolon Holster
This was brought about by necessity by me taking over low visibility/concealed training for some groups and seeing the need for a non kydex, non leather IWB holster that could be purchased easily by the gov. Additionally, I had converted to AIWB full time myself once I left BW and saw how its benefits outshine traditional carry for a number of reasons. The holster literally was conceived at my kitchen table drinking beers with Michael Goerlich and his crew. It was an idea that I had for awhile but was impossible to get across on the phone. There had been a few AIWB holsters that were good but they couldn't be mass produced, couldn't be ambidextrous, and were limited to only being an appendix rig. In addition, the ones that were good were all made of leather in some capacity which presented another problem for large purchases and durability in deployed environments. Total development time was three years with a lot of back and forth shipping of test versions between us both.
Ameriglo Defoor Tactical Sights
By the late 2000s myself and some others were seeing the benefits of wider rear notches combined with serrated front posts. This was not new in itself but the combo I came up with; 150 wide rear, 115 wide front and all black was. I based the front width off the average width of a man's head at 25 yards. The rear notch provided the best balance for speed and accuracy and combined with slight serrations worked all the time even in the dark with a flashlight. I later added a single tritium dot as low as possible to the front post, I don't think this had been done before. The reason was so that daytime shooting didn't change and the placement of the dot low in the post has never effected low light shooting performance that I know of- best of both worlds. Development time on the all black was 4-6 months. The tritium version was another 3 months.
U.S.Optics SR4-C and SR8-C
I had been using low power variables for 17 years by the time I hooked up with USO and began to develop different reticles, adjustments and focal ideas based on my past experiences. My favorite reticle we came up with was the DFP which was mil based but had an EoTech type ring on one power for CQC shooting and required no batteries. It never took off for the public but its what I still use to this day. The mil reticles I helped invent and the daytime visible red dots on the first focal plane did take off publicly and in my opinion are some of the best reticle, adjustment, and magnification combos ever produced. Total development time for DFP was around 8 months. Development time for the daytime visible 4 and 8 power versions with mil reticles was one year.
BCM KD4 upper