COAST TX14R Rechargeable Handheld


A long time ago, I developed a dislike for using “feature rich” accolades because quite frankly many of the features captured in that hackneyed expression have zero utility, but there are exceptions and COAST’s TX14R is one of those.

I explain why in my review…

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This week Paul Levy, chief of the Brownells product acquisition team, shows us the long and the short of hot new firearm releases. The KC9 from Ed Brown is a super slim, compact 1911 chambered in 9mm Luger (9x19mm) that’s all about daily carry. All-stainless steel, G10 grips, distinctive Snakeskin checkering on the mainspring housing and front-strap, external extractor for added reliability, bushing-free bull barrel, and a Trijicon HD fiber optic / Tritium front sight. Of course, the KC9 also has a sweet Ed Brown trigger and the shop’s legendary workmanship. On the other end of the size scale, Paul has the SRM Arms M1216 shotgun. The name says it all: a 12 gauge with 16 shots in a rotary magazine up front that also serves as the forearm. With acres of Picatinny rails for mounting ANY and ALL accessories you need, the M1216 embodies the word “intimating”!

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The New Workhorse Red Dot

Leupold Core Insider


New for 2019, the Freedom RDS changes the game when it comes to consistency and durability in a red dot sight. Leupold took over 70 years of optics knowledge and created a red dot that is tough as nails and priced to wow. Don’t believe us? Take a closer look at the Freedom RDS.

Leupold 101: Freedom RDS

“Consumers have been asking for an American-made, value-priced red dot,” said Leupold’s Tim Lesser, Vice President of Product Development, “The Freedom RDS delivers on that task and more, bringing with it innovative features like the custom BDC elevation turret, allowing shooters to easily dial up for longer shots.”

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New Modular Rifle Chassis from Choate Machine and Tool


See Us At The NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits!
Booth 4963

Choate Machine and Tool Introduces the Choate Modular Stock, a Modular Chassis System For Remington Pattern Bolt Action Rifles

Bald Knob, AR – Choate Machine and Tool, a market leading designer, manufacturer and OEM supplier of rifle stocks, shotgun magazine extensions and firearms accessories, has introduced The Choate Modular Stock (C. Mod) chassis system. This is a true modular rifle stock, allowing the user to change the forend or butt stock without removing the rifle action from the main chassis section. This modularity provides the ultimate in adaptability and versatility while not disturbing the critical action-to-stock fit so reconfirming zero is unnecessary after configuring the system as needed.

The heart of the C. Mod rifle stock system is the precision CNC machined chassis. Made from a solid block of aluminum, the chassis rigidly holds the action while the desired butt stock and forend can be changed as needed. The chassis uses the time-tested AR style magazine release. This eliminates accidentally dropping the magazine by hitting a release lever located in front of the trigger guard. The C Mod. magazine will accept cartridges up to 2.860 inches in length such as the 308 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor and 260 Remington, as well as other popular cartridges like 6mm Remington, 257 Roberts and 7X57 Mauser. Each C. Mod chassis comes with two magazines and the required action screws.

The ultimate in versatility is provided by the C. Mod Stock system of optional forends and butt stocks. Forends include a target/varmint style forend with a wide, flat bottom and a sniper/tactical style forend that is shorter and slightly tapered toward the muzzle end. Both come with a T-rail and bipod adapter. Butt stocks included two conventional types including a basic tactical style, a fully customizable target/tactical style with adjustable check piece and length-of-pull. Choate also offers two very specialized butt stocks for the C. Mod Rifle Stock including a telescoping AR style butt stock (compatible with any AR butt stock) and a pistol grip folding stock for the ultimate in portability. All butt stocks and forends come with the required hardware for rock solid installation.



The new Choate Modular stock is available for the Remington 700 short action and Remington Model 7. MSRP is $710 and includes the CNC machined chassis anodized matted black, the tactical forend and the tactical butt stock both also in matte black and two magazines.


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Night Vision + Helicopter = Open Enrollment




Open Enrollment 3-Day, 4-Night full-spectrum Joint Training Event




TNVC is proud to announce that we’ve once more partnered with BAT Defense for DARK GULAG II, an open enrollment* 3-Day, 4-Night Full Spectrum Training Event that will include Day/Night square range training, CQB/Shoothouse training, and aerial interdiction training.

TUITION: $2,650.00

*See full description below for course equipment requirements and prerequisites for this training course or inquire at BAT Defense, or through


Dark Gulag 2 is designed to provide students with a full spectrum experience.  TNVC and BAT DEFENSE have once again partnered to provide an incredibly unique training class at the Counter Terrorism Advance Training Center in Immokalee, Florida.  A former maximum security prison, CTATC is a world class tactical training center, that provides an all-inclusive / NTOA-Approved training venue unlike any other.  On-site lodging is available.


Students will learn about the basics of night vision and nighttime operations.  Gear will be discussed and evaluated to ensure everyone is prepared for the high tempo class over the next several days.  Helmet, Headset, NVG, and Mount can be provided on first-come/first-serve basis.


Starting in the morning, students will undergo intense live fire training in carbine and pistol.  Drills will include shooting from static, barricaded, and moving positions.  Training will continue into the night with more live fire with NVG’s and will culminate in movement drills.


Students will undergo training and practice basic room clearing techniques with UTM training munitions in a force-on-target environment.  Approach, breach, entry, and room reduction procedures will be covered.  Students will shoot/move/communicate in small teams.  Training will continue into the night where application of white light and night vision will occur.


Students will undergo classroom instruction and helicopter ground school drills before taking to the sky, sitting outside an MH500 Little Bird helicopter.  Students will complete several gun runs on static targets.  Training will continue into the night where students will engage targets from the sky while using night vision goggles and lasers.


All students must be Legal U.S. Citizens.  Proof of citizenship is required to train.  Students must have basic tactical weapons handling skills and be able to provide proof of successful completion of previous tactical weapons instruction courses from vetted / reputable trainers or show Military / LE credentials.

THIS IS NOT A BASIC BEGINNER CLASS.  STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE PROFICIENT IN THE OPERATION OF THEIR WEAPON SYSTEMS. Safety is paramount in all firearms training – especially at night.  Students will be expected to follow instruction.  Failure to do so, leading to unsafe conditions, will result in immediate dismissal from class and forfeiture of tuition without reimbursement.

  • Serviceable Rifle or Carbine (in rifle caliber) – Must include night vision compatible optic (red dot or LPVO), weapon-mounted white light, 2-point sling
    • NOTE: IR/Vis laser system is recommended.  If student does not have one, a loaner can be provided
  • 1,500 rounds of reliable rifle ammo + minimum of 5 rifle magazines / maintenance / cleaning kit for weapons. Available for PRE-ORDER (through BAT DEFENSE)
  • Serviceable Pistol – Must include weapon-mounted white light
    • NOTE: Pistol-mounted red dot sight is highly recommended, but not required
  • 500 rounds of reliable pistol ammo + minimum of 3 pistol magazines. Available for PRE-ORDER (through BAT DEFENSE)
  • Gear – Must include plate carrier with armor/SAPI plates, belt kit, holster for pistol, IFAK, tourniquet, headlamp, handheld light, eye protection, ear   protection, baseball cap, batteries for all electronic devices, weather appropriate clothing
    • NOTE: Helmet with night vision and NVG mount are recommended.  If student does not have one, a loaner can be provided
  • Sustenance – Snacks, water, energy drinks
    • NOTE: There will be lunch/dinner breaks, but students are responsible for their own meals

Additional information is available at TNVC

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NAPED Joint Conference and Exhibition with NAUMD Announce Awards

NAPED 35th

NAPED and NAUMD Annual Conference and Exhibition was held in New Orleans, April 7 – 9, 2019.

New Bern, N.C. (April 2019) – The National Association of Police Equipment Distributors(NAPED) and North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors(NAUMD) Conference and Exhibitions drew over 367 distributors, exhibitors and attendees to the Hyatt Regency, April 7 – 9, for their annual meeting.

The event featured over 80 exhibitors in the uniform and public safety equipment sector. Local law enforcement also attended the exhibits, increasing the opportunities for exhibitors to meet new customers. The combined conference was a sell out in both booth space and attendees.

As part of the annual meetings, NAUMD awards top achievers in the Best Dressed Public Safety Award® Departments:

  • For First Responder in Medium-Sized Department – Lakewood West Metro Fire Protection District, by Elbeco
  • For First Responder in a Small Department – City of Oakland Park Fire Rescue by Global Trading
  • For Large Department – D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, by Muscatello’s
  • For Medium Department – Toledo Police Department by Superior Uniform Sales

The 2019 Innovation Awards went to:

  • Tie for Badge or Emblem Design – Penn Emblem for Iowa State University Police and Smith & Warren for Tuskegee Police
  • Best Footwear Innovation – Rocky Boots for the Rocky Code Blue boots
  • Public Safety Product Innovation – ASP, Inc. for the ASP Transport Kit

“Combining events offered our NAPED members the opportunity to meet new distributors within the uniform market that were either already carrying or considering carrying additional public safety equipment to supplement their sales and customer needs,” James Witmer, president of NAPED and CEO of Witmer Public Safety Group, Inc., said. “I feel the access to additional distributors was an overall benefit to our members.”

“Although the numbers aren’t in yet, the exhibit floor was considerably busy and we saw a lot of manufacturers writing orders,” Steve Zalkin, president of NAUMD, commented. “We anticipate our next event, which will be held April 26 – 28, 2020 in Reston, Virginia, to be just as, if not more successful, for our members.”


About National Association of Police Equipment Distributors (NAPED): 

NAPED was created by bringing together law enforcement distributors, industry professionals and manufacturers to form a network for the purpose of mutually sharing the vast amounts of market experience, resources and product knowledge comprised within its membership. NAPED acts as a forum for member manufacturers and distributors to form long-term, profitable relationships.

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Naroh Arms to Release N1 Pistol at NRAAM


(Rockledge, FL) – Naroh Arms, cutting edge manufacturer of firearms and firearm parts, is proud to announce the launch of the Naroh N1 micro-compact pistol at the 2019 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Indianapolis, IN.
The Naroh N1, a 9mm pocket pistol, is the first fully developed in-house firearm project from the company. Packed with innovative features and unique design choices, the N1 is sure to become a quick favorite for concealed carriers and handgun enthusiasts alike. This micro-compact 9mm handgun has a 3.125″ barrel and an overall length of 6.1 inches. It weighs 16 oz unloaded, and includes flush fit and extended floorplate 7-round magazines.
The features of the N1 make it an appealing option for concealed carry. It features front and rear slide serrations for ease of manipulation. The N1 has a 7075 aluminum hard coat anodized receiver with full length slide rails and a 1913 accessory rail. All internal components are coated for corrosion and wear resistance. It features glass-reinforced polymer grips that are gunsmith replaceable.
Sights on the Naroh N1 are polymer 3-dot (white) standard, but are compatible with G43 aftermarket sights, meaning there’s already a ton of options upon launch. Naroh’s pocket gun is double-action only (DAO) with an internal drop safety, and best of all, no trigger pull is required to disassemble. The N1 will have two finish options available when it launches at NRAAM – both options will feature Naroh’s signature red trigger and black polymer grip module, standard. The first finish option will be black FNC coating on the slide and barrel, while the second is a sleek silver stainless slide. MSRP for the N1 will be $399 and $410, respectively.
Naroh Arms will be giving away one brand new N1 pistol at NRAAM 2019 next week – visit their booth (#7568) for details and to enter to win!
The 2019 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits will be held April 26-28 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. Attendees can see the N1 pistol at the Naroh Arms booth #7568. Exhibit Hall hours are from 9 am to 6 pm on Friday and Saturday, April 26th and 27th, and from 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday, April 28th. For a full schedule of events, visit

About Naroh Arms:

In 2013, Naroh Manufacturing began as an OEM supplier, manufacturing products for top tier gun manufacturers in the industry. Naroh Arms was launched to bring its own product line to the firearms industry, offering top quality AR-15 parts and soon, its first handgun – the Naroh N1 9mm pistol. The minds behind Naroh Arms and Naroh Manufacturing have spent years working in the firearms industry in Manufacturing/Engineering and Research and Development capacities to create some of the most innovative firearms product launches in decades. Their expertise, passion for quality and detail, and ambition to follow the dream of launching their own product line have placed these individuals together under the Naroh name.


The Naroh Arms N1 Micro-Compact Pistol


N1 front and rear sights

N1 Specs and Additional Info

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You guessed it, it’s Friday and time to wind up a busy week to prep for Easter weekend. Hopefully, your time won’t be consumed by household choirs and you’ll have time to enjoy your Easter. It’s also time for our weekly shoot the shit. Given the week’s events, we all need it, even if it happens to be Good Friday.

New readers may wonder what a shoot the shit is, I’ll explain. Rather than spending $150+ per hour so you can share your thoughts and feelings with a jackass who studied psychology so they could understand themselves, the shoot the shit accomplishes the same thing with superior efficacy.

In a shoot the shit, the participant does not need to know anything about the subjects being discussed, they can make any unsupported comment or claim, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone they wish or change the subject altogether. They work great with office coworkers, buds and family members, so give it a try. If you can’t get your own shoot the shit going, join ours. It’s free and we love the interaction. So here we go.

Is everyone up to speed on the Notre-Dame fire in Paris? This 800 year old Parisian landmark is an extraordinary piece of world history, and on its own, it stands as a scepter for hundreds of years of history. The fire is believed to have been caused by a short circuit in electrical wiring in the cathedral’s attic. The current estimate to reconstruct Notre-Dame is 8€ billion. The French government has committed to rebuild the cathedral in five years. Notre-Dame accounts for the lion’s share of tourism in Paris’4th arrondissement so it’s a huge financial hit.


I have to complement the 400 French pompadours for minimizing the fire damage and mitigating the risk of fire to the surrounding buildings. It was tragic to watch such an extraordinary site succumb to flames.

En français: Je dois compléter les 400 pompadours français pour minimiser les dégâts d’incendie et atténuer les risques d’incendie pour les bâtiments environnants. C’était tragique de voir un site aussi extraordinaire succomber au feu.

Democratic U.S. Presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg , decided to deliver his heartfelt sorrow for the Notre-Dame fire in French to impress the audience with his language skills.

Pete has really disappointed me when he attacked Vice President Pence and his faith because he believes that marriage should be between a man and a woman. What Pete attempted to do is assail VP Pence’s faith and core beliefs, not from a policy position, but by placing his faith and spirituality above Vice President Pence. Lack luster at best! I would love to know if Pete’s Christianity acknowledges the bible as the word of God, and what his thoughts are on Leviticus 20.

My read on Pete Buttigieg is that he is an academic at heart. Both of his parents are professors and his studies are consistent with academic aspirations. If any of you have ever had interactions with academics you’ve experienced that when they schedule meetings to address challenges, the first and second meetings are spent establishing each other’s credentials, which is quite likely what Pete was trying to do during his French discourse.

Pete Buttigieg was a reeeeeeeezzzzerv Naval Intelligence Officer, achieving the rank of Lieutenant. Lt. Buttigieg was in Afghanistan for a whopping 7 months during which time he probably spent the majority of his time approving leave chits and fighting his way to the officer’s mess; irrespective of that we thank him for his service.

If you look at his career you’ll note short periods of various activities all leading to his political pursuits. It seems fairly clear to me that Pete Buttigieg was designing a resume, but along that route did he create something of value. I’ve seen nothing to that effect but I’m open to any correction to that position.

Pete is a well educated individual, but readers I would rather sit through a looped TAKL APP commercial than listen to a Buttigieg rally.

Being the first openly gay President is appealing, especially to the Entertainment Industry, and I personally believe that sexual orientation is not a qualifier or disqualifier for Presidential Office, but if he’s elected, I sure as hell hope Pete Buttigieg won’t turn the place into La Cage aux Folles 2 – La Maison Blanche.

Have a great Easter!


Correction: Notre-Dame is 850 yrs old.

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What the hell is a Glock 47 say you?



U.S Customs and Border Protection awarded Glock Inc. an $85 million contract to supply G19, G26 and G47 pistols, but has anyone seen a G47. Is it a Big Foot story? Not even! The Glock 47 was specifically developed for DHS CBP. Huh? Not only that but it will not be available commercially!

Here’s the 30,000 foot view…

The G47 is assembled with a full length slide on a G45 frame with a flared magazine well. Note that a G17 slide will not fit the G47 although they are the same length. We’ll be keeping an eye out for any new insights, including why it won’t be commercially available.


Glock’s press release announcing the contract award.

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Applied Ballistics Library Update 815

Library Update 815 is here.

Library Update 815 is already live, and with it comes some changes to the information provided to you. Here is a list of what you can expect moving forward:

  • We have modified the Complete Bullet Library PDF to be more user friendly. This includes indicating how many of each type of bullet is in the library. This also includes indicators for how many of each manufacturers bullets are in the library and markers indicating which bullets are new.
  • We have resolved the “error – no error” message some users experienced.
  • Android and iOS in app purchases for the standard apps have been synchronized to ensure both systems see the library updates at the same time.
    • iOS users – Please note it can take up to 96 hours for Apple to process and distribute the CDMs to all users.

This update is 1 of 2 and is live immediately for those devices which feature AB Connect™, and users can view the changes here:

Complete Library PDF

Version 815 Changelog

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53% OFF – Vortex Viper PST 4-16x & Barrett BORS Package


Every once in a while a deal comes along so good it’s almost impossible to resist. This is one of those deals – the Vortex Viper PST 4-16x & Barrett Optical Ranging System (BORS) Kit. When purchased together in this package, the two units are discounted to over 50% off the original price! Spend less time calculating your long range shots and more time behind the trigger with this unbeatable optics deal!

Viper PST/BORS Kit | | 570-368-3920

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SIG SAUER Introduces the SIG AIR P365 BB Pistol


SIG AIR P365 BB Pistol

NEWINGTON, N.H., (April 17, 2019) – From the SIG AIR division, SIG SAUER is pleased to introduce the new P365 BB Pistol.  Modeled after the award winning SIG SAUER P365 everyday, high capacity, micro-compact, concealed carry pistol, this CO2-powered, semi-automatic BB pistol features realistic blowback action and is an exceptional training tool for personal defense.

The P365 BB pistol is designed to fit in available P365 holster systems for easy practice of efficiently drawing from concealment.  The 12-round drop magazine holds 4.5mm (.177 cal) steel BBs and also houses the 12gr CO2 cartridge for fast reloading.

“The SIG P365 9mm pistol has won numerous awards for its concealability, performance, and exceptional magazine capacity and has quickly become the top choice for concealed carry,” said Joseph Huston, Vice President and General Manager of SIG AIR. “Our new P365 BB Pistol will give P365 owners and others who carry for personal protection a training tool of the highest quality when a trip to the range for live fire is not possible.  The P365 BB Pistol has similar balance and handling characteristics as the centerfire model and holds 12-rounds for realistic training. The drop magazine also allows fast and easy reloading.”

The P365 BB Pistol shoots up to 295 fps; however, velocity results may vary depending on temperature and altitude.

P365 BB Pistol:

  • Total length: 5.75”
  • Barrel length: 3.25”
  • Weight:  0.8 lbs
  • Finish:  Black
  • Muzzle Velocity: up to 295 fps
  • Caliber:  4.5 mm Steel BB
  • Magazine Capacity:  12
  • Power Source:  CO2

The P365 BB will be on display at the SIG SAUER Booth (#3912) at National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 26 – 28, 2019.  The P365 BB will be available to consumers summer 2019.

MSRP: $99.99

For more information on SIG SAUER airguns, visit

About SIG SAUER, Inc.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training.  For over 100 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision.   Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens.  Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility.  SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany.  For more information about the company and product line visit:

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Brownells Adds BRN-180S™: Short-Barreled Little Brother of BRN-180™

Brownells Adds BRN-180S™: Short-Barreled Version of BRN-180™

GRINNELL, Iowa (April 17, 2019) – Hot on the heels of one its most-exciting SHOT Show launches ever, Brownells has unveiled the BRN-180S – the new, short-barreled version of the BRN-180 complete upper assembly debuted at the 2019 SHOT Show.

Designed in conjunction with Primary Weapons Systems and FM Products, the BRN-180S retains all the desirable features of its big brother, but has a  10.5″ barrel for those wishing to build an AR-180-style pistol, or –with the required ATF paperwork and tax stamp – a short-barreled rifle (SBR).

Another new feature on the BRN-180S is a clearly-marked adjustable gas system, allowing the user to quickly tune the upper for either unsuppressed or suppressed shooting.

“The reaction to our 2019 SHOT Show announcement of the original BRN-180 was one of the largest, most-positive we’ve seen,” said Brownells Director of Product Management Paul Levy. “The most-common request from customers was for us to come out with a short-barreled version of the BRN-180. Thanks to PWS and FM Products, we were able to do that.”

Available for pre-orders now, the BRN-180S will make its first public appearance at the 2019 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits April 26-28, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Built around a short-stroke piston system, the BRN-180S drops onto any mil-spec AR-15 lower and makes it easy to attach either a folding pistol brace or folding stock.

Just like the BRN-180, the BRN-180S can be fired while folded.

Features of the BRN-180S Upper include:

  • 10.5″ barrel
  • .223 Wylde chamber
  • 1-8″ twist rifling
  • Twin internal guide rods
  • Polymer ejection port cover
  • Easy-to-remove M-LOK® handguard
  • Original-style 3-prong flash hider
  • Reciprocating side charging handle
  • Adjustable gas system

Listed on the Brownells website as #078-000-537, the BRN-180S upper assembly retails for $799 and does not require an FFL to purchase.

To learn more about the BRN-180S, visit the Brownells BRN-180 page.

About Brownells

Serious About Firearms Since 1939™, Brownells is the world’s leading source for guns, gun parts and accessories, ammunition, gunsmithing tools and survival gear. With a large selection of both common and hard-to-find items, and an extensive collection of videos, articles, and gun schematics, Brownells is the expert for everything shooting-related. Committed to maintaining our great traditions, Brownells has more, does more and knows more – and guarantees it all, Forever. For more information or to place an order, call 800-741-0015 or visit Stay up-to-date with Brownells on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Visit Meprolight USA® at the 2019 Annual NRA Meetings & Exhibits, Booth 1420


Meprolight USA® to Exhibit at the 2019 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

Meprolight USA® bringing their cutting-edge red dots and sight systems to the 148thAnnual National Rifle Association Meetings & Exhibits in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Middletown, Penn. (April 2019) – Meprolight USA®, the US sales and marketing division of Meprolight®, a world leader in a variety of optic solutions from electro-optics sights, self-illuminated night sights, and innovative pistol sights, are pleased to display to attendees at the 2019 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits a wide array of their world-renowned red dot and thermal sights. They will also show their new augmented reality weapon sight system, the MEPRO FORESIGHT. Meprolight’s latest line up will be at booth 1420, April 26 – 29, 2019 at the Indiana Convention Center, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Meprolight, an international company developing electro-optic systems for military, law enforcement, and sport shooters, opened its US facility in early 2019 to better serve their growing US market. At the 148th NRA event, Meprolight’s sales and marketing team will be demonstrating a variety of their new developments including the MEPRO FORESIGHT, the first augmented weapon sight on the market today, providing essential tactical data projected right on the transparent optical lens in real-time (battery level, sensor data, Bluetooth connectivity and in the near future, a shot counter).

The new upgraded MEPRO RDS PRO V.2 electro-optical red-dot sight is the latest generation featuring an optimized combination, more brightness positions (16 brightness levels compare to four brightness levels in its predecessor), supports both red and green aiming patterns and multiple selections of aiming patterns all through a large crystal clear, transparent display window.

The newest addition to the MEPRO RDS and RDS PRO series, the MEPRO MicroRDS, is a small, rugged, energy efficient, electro-optical red dot sight designed for handguns, shotguns, and rifles with a large display window and a clearly defined red-dot for fast target acquisition with both eyes open. The MicroRDS Kit includes a patent-pending dovetail adapter with a quick release mechanism that allows mounting and dismounting the MicroRDS on the gun with a click of a finger. The adapter includes high-quality Meprolight Night Sights that allow accurate and fast shooting under any lighting conditions when the MicroRDS Optic is removed.

Varmint hunters require sights that allow them to detect targets in total darkness and Meprolight has them covered too with the MEPRO NYX-200, a multispectral dual-channel thermal weapon sight. This robust sight is available in several configurations, all providing a high-resolution thermal channel with 640×480 microbolometer core and a 17µ pixel size. It also provides a sensitive camera channel featuring a 1280×640 microbolometer core low-light or day camera. It can quickly be changed from hand-held to weapons mount and vice versa.

For professionals requiring a multi-purpose sight capable of day/night integration and fast transition between long range and CQC situations, the MEPRO MOR PRO reflex sight with two laser pointers (visible and IR) will become their go-to sight. The passive reflex is self-illuminated for any time use and the active reflex offers an extra bright LED dot for special lighting circumstances. Red or green laser pointers for urban or close quarter scenarios can easily be activated. An IR laser pointer for covert operations gives the user the ultimate advantage. The MEPRO MOR PRO’s combined zeroing system co-aligns the aiming pattern and the two laser pointers into a single zeroing procedure, saving time and increasing accuracy.


About Meprolight®:

Meprolight is a leading International Electro-Optics company, developing, manufacturing and marketing systems for infantry, armed forces, law enforcement agencies and civilian markets since 1990.

Meprolight provides comprehensive solutions with a wide array of combat-proven products; electro-optical solutions, night vision devices, digital Low light handheld devices, thermal target acquisition systems, and a variety of night sights and other tritium illuminated products for safety and security applications.

In 2019, Meprolight establishes a US division, Meprolight USA, to better serve their North American customers in the commercial, law enforcement, security and military

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German Precision Optics Expands Custom Turret Offerings


German Precision Optics Expands Custom Turret Offerings

RICHMOND, Va. (April 17, 2019) — German Precision Optics (GPO), USA has announced the company has expanded its custom turret program to cover more of its riflescopes. Kenton Industry Custom Turrets are now available for six more scopes in the Passion line—the 3X 3-9×42, the 3X 4-12×42, the 3X 6-18×50, the 6X 1-6×24, the 6X 2.5-15x50i and the 6X 2.5-15x56i—to match the elevation turret to the ballistics of each customer’s favorite rifle and cartridge.

“Today’s shooter has very high expectations of the equipment,” said Mike Jensen, GPO, USA president and CEO. “At GPO, we aspire to offer superior solutions that increase accuracy at long distances. Kenton Industries is the premier leader in custom turret technology. We partnered with Kenton to provide highly accurate turret solutions for our Passion 4X 6-24×50 scope. We are excited to now expand that program to almost all of the GPO Passion riflescopes, as it is such a great value and benefit to our customers.”

Custom engraved elevation turrets to match the bullet drop from a specific rifle and load allow the shooter to easily dial in the yardage for precision shooting at any distance. Once set up, shooters simply range the target and dial the turret to that distance. This eliminates hold-over for extremely accurate shots without all the ballistic calculations or guesswork.

Kenton Industries custom engraved turrets are available for $69.95 for the Passion 3X scopes and $99.95 for the Passion 6X scopes. Visit the Kenton GPO Page for more information. A certificate for a free custom turret from Kenton is included with the Passion 4X 6-24×50 scope.

Now, you can shoot more accurately at any distance with the best and brightest scope line on the market, GPO Passion.


German Precision Optics was founded on the premise that design, engineering and quality management is 100 percent controlled in Germany to its strictest standards, yet products can be produced at some of the largest production facilities around the world. This unique corporate structure allows GPO to offer the highest quality products with better features at a significantly better price. The company is 100-percent confident that all of its products will not only function perfectly but will exceed all expectations. Therefore, GPO, USA has created an industry-leading Spectacular Lifetime Warranty™. With outstanding professional service, GPO USA will take care of its products before, during, and after the purchase at no charge—EVER. Founded in 2016, GPO has it US headquarters in Richmond, Va. For more information on GPO US visit or call 844-MY BINOS (844-692-4667.)

Be sure to visit the GPO Booth #6867 at the NRA Annual Meetings in Indianapolis, April 26-28.

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New Georeferencing Solution for your UAV Mapping System

Orientation and Navigation for your UAV Mapping System

                 Two levels of Accuracy                                                   Best-in-Class INS

Qinertia INS/GNSS Post-processing Software Modern. Ergonomic. Powerful.

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OSS Suppressors New RAD 22 Rimfire Suppressor



The new RAD 22 rimfire suppressor launched today. Check it out:

Find an OSS Dealer near you now!


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Author Sean Moon to Appear at Kahr Firearms Group NRAAM Booth



(Greeley, PA) – Kahr Firearms Group, a leader in innovative firearms design and manufacturing, is proud to announce that author Sean Moon will make a special appearance at the Kahr Firearms Group booth #6063 at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Indianapolis, IN.
Sean Moon, author and gun rights activist, will be in the Kahr Firearms Group booth during the NRA Show to sign copies of his book Rod of Iron Kingdom, released in 2018. His appearance will take place Saturday, April 27 from 10 am – 11 am. Copies of his book will be available for free, or for donation, while supplies last. All donations will go to
VetStock, a Northeast PA non-profit dedicated to raising funds to support veteran organizations and help Armed Service members and their families.
“An excellent apologetic for the 2nd Amendment. A handbook for dealing with some of the big mistakes people make when talking about the 2nd Amendment, self-defense and limiting the power of government. I would urge people to get a copy!” says Larry Pratt, Executive Director Emeritus, Gun Owners of America.
Sean Moon serves as Head Pastor at Sanctuary Church in Pennsylvania, and International Head Pastor for Rod of Iron Ministry. He is an avid shooter and Second Amendment Rights activist. Moon hosts “The King’s Report,” a three-hour YouTube weekday broadcast, stressing spiritual guidance and offering cutting edge commentary from a biblical perspective. Moon’s book, Rod of Iron Kingdom, was written to show what Christ himself says about His kingdom to come, from the primary source of sources–the Bible itself. Moon holds a black belt in the Gracie line of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and trains students in the warrior arts—Jiu Jitsu, kali scrima knife practice, firearms drills, bush crafting and survivalist training—to fortify America’s “sheepdog culture.”

For more information about Kahr Firearms Group products, visit,, or

About Kahr Firearms Group:
Kahr Firearms Group, formed in 2012, includes Kahr Arms, Auto-Ordnance and Magnum Research.  KFG Headquarters reside in Greeley, Pennsylvania. Kahr Arms produces small concealable handguns in .380, 9mm, .40 and .45ACP. Auto-Ordnance is the maker of the famous “Tommy Gun”, M1 Carbine and WW2 GI Model 1911. Magnum Research Inc., designer and producer of the world renowned Desert Eagle Pistol, Baby Eagle, MLR .22LR and .22Mag Rifles and BFR Revolvers. All three companies are proudly located in the USA.

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New Savage MSR 15 Long Range Built For Precision at Extreme Distances


WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – April 17, 2019 – At any distance, there’s no match for Savage’s new MSR 15 Long Range. The feature-rich modern sporting rifle is purpose-built to make long shots count with the kind of pinpoint precision other platforms can’t touch. This popular long-range model was introduced to dealers in 2018, additional shipments continue to feed the marketplace.
Savage engineers tuned barrel length specifically for the 224 Valkyrie cartridge to achieve peak accuracy at extreme range. Plus, the MSR 15 Long Range barrel is topped with a two-port muzzle brake mounted with Savage’s proprietary taper-lock interface. The brake allows shooters to adjust recoil impulse and stabilize the muzzle for faster, more accurate follow-up shots.
The new MSR 15 Long Range also features a custom-length gas system that’s paired with a low-profile adjustable gas block and enclosed by a true free-float handguard. The gas block can be adjusted for optimum cycling of the full range of bullet weights and fine-tuned for use with a suppressor.
Features & Benefits
• 22-inch stainless Savage barrel
Nickel-boron bolt carrier
• Custom-length gas system
• Custom-forged upper and lower receivers
• Low-profile adjustable gas block
• Non-reciprocating side charging handle
• Two-port muzzle brake with taper-lock interface
• Two-stage trigger
• Free-float handguard with M-LOK
• Hogue Pistol Grip
Part No. / Description / MSRP
22947 / MSR 15 Long Range, 224 Valkyrie, 22-inch barrel / $1,849
Learn more about Savage and the extensive features and benefits of its new MSR modern sporting rifles at:

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PROVO, Utah – April 16, 2019 – Action Target Inc., the leading manufacturer of modern shooting ranges, steel targets and shooting supplies, is excited to report significant developments within the recently restructured Range Services Business Unit.
Action Target’s Range Services Business Unit encompasses Action Target’s aftermarket sales and services (such as recycling metals and filters), the online store, AutoTargets™ and range maintenance.
“Action Target takes pride in providing the most comprehensive aftermarket services in the industry. By combining customer support, range retail programs and the Action Target Store under the same umbrella, we have enhanced our relationships with our customers and are better able to anticipate and respond to their needs,” said Mike Birch, CEO at Action Target.
Recent enhancements to Range Services include a new Rubber Berm Trap Cleaning Program. Subsequently, Action Target has hired a dedicated program manager and established a team of Rubber Berm Trap cleaning specialists. These specialists have been provided with custom-designed vehicles to perform professional on-site trap cleaning services that are compliant with state and federal standards. Additionally, the metals retrieved through the cleaning process may be recycled through Action Target’s Metals Recycling Program. Through this program, range owners opt to receive either the cash value of their recycled metals or Action Target Store credit to purchase range products and equipment.
Furthermore, Range Services has employed another account manager to maintain a superior level of customer service for Action Target’s expanded customer base. The territory assignments for all account managers have been modified to integrate this addition to the team, streamline support efforts and maximize customer success.
“As we continue to focus on our turn-key solution strategy and examine how to meet and exceed the expectations of range owners, we have welcomed the opportunity to create new positions and redefine the responsibilities of various members of our Range Services teams. With these developments we are well-positioned to further optimize our services and grow the success of our customers,” said Tyler Webster, Vice President and General Manager at Action Target.

About Action Target Inc.
Headquartered in Provo, Utah, Action Target is a world leader in modern shooting range technology. Action Target has designed and manufactured over 4,000 products and has installed thousands of shooting ranges throughout the United States and in many countries around the world. Action Target also designs systems and conducts firearms training for law enforcement and various military divisions. For more information about Action Target, visit To learn more about Action Target products or to purchase items online, visit

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NSSF, BJA Unveil New Videos on Firearms Safety

NSSF The Firearms Industry Trade Association


“Many Paths to Firearm Safety” Series Focuses on Gun Owners’ Responsibilities

NEWTOWN, Conn., and WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) today unveiled a new video series, “Many Paths to Firearm Safety,” to help new and potential gun owners understand the responsibilities they have if they decide to keep a firearm in their home.

The series reflects that more Americans — especially women — are buying guns for many different reasons, ranging from personal protection to recreational shooting. The central message is that while there are many different reasons why someone would choose to buy a gun, the common thread among them must be a commitment to store firearms responsibly when not in use so they can’t be picked up by a child, stolen or accessed by someone who may want to harm themselves.

“Firearms accidents and thefts are almost always preventable, and the key to preventing them is safeguarding the access key itself. Protecting and securing the means for accessing locked firearms is critical to their safe storage,” said BJA Director Jon Adler. “We want to push that message as much as possible. These new videos emphasize the importance of securing firearms safely in the home. We want to ensure that personally owned firearms are only accessible by their law-abiding, legal owners, and not by unsupervised children, criminals or persons who might harm themselves. The key is the ‘key’ to keeping firearms safely in the hands of those responsible for them!”

The videos portray three different gun owners and their stories of ownership, along with the steps they took to make sure they will handle and store their firearms safely when not in use. The portrayals of “Whitney,” “David” and “Mateo” are meant to be relatable to the majority of gun owners, whether they grew up with firearms or they are considering buying their first gun.

“Gun ownership and personal responsibility are inseparable, as our mantra, ‘Own It? Respect It. Secure It®.’ reinforces,” said NSSF CEO Steve Sanetti. “We want to make sure all gun owners understand that, and know we have the resources they need to help them store their firearms responsibly when not in use. For anyone who can’t or won’t take that responsibility, we strongly urge them not to own a firearm.”

The new videos are viewable online on the Project ChildSafe website.

Funding for the videos comes from a $2.4 million grant BJA awarded NSSF’s Project ChildSafe initiative in 2015. Project ChildSafe provides firearms safety education messaging and free gun locks to communities throughout the country in an effort to help reduce firearms accidents, theft and misuse.

About Project ChildSafe®

NSSF, the trade association of the firearms industry, launched Project ChildSafe in 1999 (originally as Project HomeSafe). Since 1999, the program has provided more than 38 million free firearm safety kits and gun locks to firearm owners in all 50 states through partnerships with thousands of law enforcement agencies across the country. That’s in addition to the more than 70 million free locking devices manufacturers have included, and continue to include, with new firearms sold since 1998. While helping to prevent accidents among children is a focus, Project ChildSafe is intended to help adults practice greater firearm safety in the home. More information is available at

About NSSF

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit

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John "TIG" Tiegen to Appear at Kahr’s NRAAM Booth


John “TIG” Tiegen to Appear at Kahr’s NRAAM Booth

(Greeley, PA) – Kahr Firearms Group, a leader in innovative firearms design and manufacturing, is proud to announce that John “TIG” Tiegen will make a special appearance at the Kahr Firearms Group booth #6063 during the 2019 NRAAM in Indianapolis, IN.
TIG will be in the Kahr Firearms Group booth during the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits signing books and posters and greeting fans. Copies of his book will also be available to purchase. His scheduled appearance times are:

Friday, April 26 from 2 pm – 4 pm
Saturday, April 27 from 2 pm – 4 pm

John “TIG” Tiegen is an American hero, survivor of the 2011 Benghazi attacks, co-author of the book 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, former GRS Operator and veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Joining the USMC at the age of 17, TIG has been devoted to serving his country for decades. After four years of military service, TIG spent several years as a security contractor with Blackwater Security on missions to the Middle East. He also joined the CIA’s Global Response Staff working security in high-threat environments worldwide. This role led TIG to his place as an Annex Security Team member in Benghazi during the 2011 terrorist attacks. His bravery and action with his team to fight terrorists and rescue many lives over 13 hours of unassisted combat led to TIG’s reception of the Award for Heroism and Valor. TIG and his wife, Margaret, continue to serve others through their non-profit foundation Beyond the Battlefield. It was founded in 2017 with the mission to provide support for wounded veterans as they face the many challenges encountered during rehabilitation, the healing process and reintegration into everyday life.
Throughout the past year, Kahr Firearms Group collaborated with John “TIG” Tiegen to introduce the TIG Series, a collection of special edition firearms available for fans. The collection includes the Auto-Ordnance TIG Model Tommy Gun, Kahr Arms TIG Series ST9 pistol and the Magnum Research TIG Series Desert Eagle .50AE. Each gun in the collection is engraved with its number in the series, the TIG logo, TIG’s signature and the Beyond the Battlefield logo. A portion of the sales from the TIG Series Collection will be donated by Kahr Firearms Group back to Beyond the Battlefield Foundation to help support veterans in need.
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About Kahr Firearms Group:
Kahr Firearms Group, formed in 2012, includes Kahr Arms, Auto-Ordnance and Magnum Research.  KFG Headquarters reside in Greeley, Pennsylvania. Kahr Arms produces small concealable handguns in .380, 9mm, .40 and .45ACP. Auto-Ordnance is the maker of the famous “Tommy Gun”, M1 Carbine and WW2 GI Model 1911. Magnum Research Inc., designer and producer of the world renowned Desert Eagle Pistol, Baby Eagle, MLR .22LR and .22Mag Rifles and BFR Revolvers. All three companies are proudly located in the USA.


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Alchemy Custom Weaponry to Exhibit at NRAAM



(Fort Wayne, IN) – Alchemy Custom Weaponry (ACW), maker of handcrafted 1911s designed by master gunsmith Rob Schauland, is pleased to announce their attendance at the upcoming 2019 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits (NRAAM) in Indianapolis, IN.
For the first time, Alchemy Custom Weaponry will have its own booth and is pleased to make its first formal public debut at a consumer gun show. ACW will exhibit at booth #4127. NRAAM is being held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN from April 26-28. For more information, visit
ACW offers elite, gunsmith crafted, small production 1911s to consumers. Their handmade pistols range from $2500-$3000 on average, and are known for their extreme accuracy. NRAAM attendees will have the opportunity to handle all three original models: the Prime, Anomaly, and Brimstone.
“We are pleased to bring the traditional craftsmanship of Alchemy Custom Weaponry directly to the NRA attendees,” says Rob Bianchin, CEO and Founder of ACW’s parent company Cabot Guns. “The American tradition of craftsman trades is alive and well, and we are honored to bring that tradition to the firearms community through our 1911s.”
The ACW 1911s are loaded with special features and custom designed enhancements directly from founder Rob Schauland. Schauland’s 30-year career focusing on the 1911 has resulted in fine tuned gunsmithing skills, which are evident in the superb blending elements in his creations. He continues to offer elite features that take the 1911 platform to the next level.
For more information about Alchemy Custom Weaponry, visit 

About Alchemy Custom Weaponry:
Rob Schauland, the founder and chief architect of Alchemy Custom Weaponry, is a world class gunsmith whose outstanding body of work and pedigree in the realm of handcrafted, custom firearms have earned him a devoted and loyal following.
One of the top 1911 experts in the field, his faithful yet innovative redesign and painstaking reproduction of the John Browning classic have resulted in a set of handmade, hand-fit guns that are every bit as precise and reliable as they are stunning.
A master of Old World Craftsmanship, Schauland’s artisanship is a prime example of American exceptionalism at its finest and is matched only by his superior work ethic, dedication to perfecting his craft, and adherence to uncompromising standards.
Alchemy Custom Weaponry is a division of Cabot Gun Co, LLC.

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Visit 1791 Gunleather During 2019 NRAAM


See Newest Handcrafted Leather and Kydex Gun Holsters

Miami, FL, U.S. – (April 16, 2019) 1791 Gunleather® invites attendees to visit booth #4965 during the 2019 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the Indiana Convention Center from April 26-28, for a first-hand look at their premium handcrafted leather gun holsters and belts, and their new 1791 Tactical Kydex holsters. For a special treat, visit the booth on Saturday, April 27 at 1 p.m. to meet award-winning author Roger Eckstine.

According to 1791 Gunleather CEO, Ramiro M. Romani, “We’re excited about having Roger Eckstine in the booth during the NRAAM this year. He’s bringing along his highly acclaimed book, The Shooter’s Bible Guide to Home Defense, and will give away free, signed copies to our visitors. Plus, as a renowned expert in concealed carry and personal defense, he’s a great resource for advice on choosing the best holster,” he said.

“I’m looking forward to introducing the latest holsters and belts from the people at 1791 Gunleather,” says Eckstine. “Their thoughtful design and passion for hand-crafted quality is second to none.” Meet Roger Eckstine, Saturday, April 27 at 1 p.m. in 1791 Gunleather booth #4965 and receive a signed copy of The Shooter’s Bible Guide to Home Defense. First come, first served.

“Amid the holsters and gun belts on display, we’re featuring the new for 2019 Project Stealth OWB holsters that combine certified American Heavy Native Steerhide with flexible, woven carbon fiber, as well as our newest 1791 Tactical IWB Kydex holsters,” Romani said. “The 100 percent American-made materials we use to craft our holsters are of such a high quality that all our products enjoy a lifetime warranty. We carefully choose only the finest Certified American Heavy Native Steerhide, the best flexible woven carbon fiber, and the optimal Kydex material for each of our handcrafted holsters and gun belts,” he added.

For more information about 1791 Gunleather visit

About Roger Eckstine

Roger Eckstine is one of the most prolific writers of in-depth tests and evaluations of firearms and knives to emerge over the past 25 years. A multiple award-winning author with four titles to his credit, his Shooter’s Bible Guide to Home Defense has been lauded as the first great book of its kind written for the 21st century. Currently on staff with both Gun Tests and KNIFE Magazine, Mr. Eckstine has facilitated numerous innovations in training and equipment for both the police and civilian markets. His mission is the advancement of anti-crime preparedness at home and in the workplace.

About 1791 Gunleather

On December 15, 1791, the United States Supreme Court adopted the Second Amendment as part of the Bill of Rights, promising individuals the right to bear arms. We chose to include the year 1791 in our name to signify our deep respect for those rights. Every 1791 Gunleather and 1791 Tactical piece is handcrafted one-at-a-time using 100% American-made materials. Four generations of professional leather artisans painstakingly integrate innovative materials with high-quality components, to deliver the versatility found in each piece. From the moment you receive your 1791 Gunleather product, you’ll recognize the uniqueness and perfection that distinguishes us from our competitors. 1791 Gunleather offers a Lifetime Warranty on every single product we craft. 1791 Gunleather is perfect for any condition, and duty-ready for tactical applications as well as everyday carry.

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – April 16, 2019 – Viridian Weapon Technologies is showcasing the FACT Duty Weapon-Mounted Camera (WMC) at the 61st Annual Conference of the Texas Police Chiefs Association (TPCA). The convention is taking place at the Galveston Island Convention Center in Galveston, Texas, April 16-17, 2019. Attendees will have an opportunity to discuss and sign up for a no-cost FACT Duty WMCTesting & Evaluation program at booth #320 and can take advantage of an exclusive show special during the conference.
“A number of police departments in the state of Texas are in various stages of testing and implementing the FACT Duty WMC, and the TPCA conference is the perfect platform to discuss the technology with other agencies,” said Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “Our WMC provides a truly unobstructed perspective that did not exist before, and it’s our hope that the technology helps officers in Texas and all across the country feel better equipped for situations they may face while on duty.”
The highly advanced FACT Duty WMC employs a 1080p full-HD digital camera with a microphone and 500 lumen tactical light. This unique weapon-mounted camera provides a clear view of critical use-of-force events from the end of the firearm, addressing limitations officers can face with body cameras. Viridian’s proprietary
INSTANT-ON® technology automatically activates the camera and microphone whenever the officer draws the firearm from its holster. Not only does this eliminate risk of failure to manually turn on the camera during a critical event, but it also keeps the officer from fumbling with cumbersome equipment. Body and dash cameras were not designed to capture officer-involved shootings. However, Viridian WMCs were designed specifically for this purpose.
At this year’s TPCA conference, booth visitors who enroll in the free Testing &
Evaluation program will be eligible to receive a free
Tactical Backpack while supplies last. This show special is an exclusive token of appreciation for qualified T&E sign-ups during the TPCA conference.
More information on FACT Duty WMCs and other Viridian sighting solutions can be found

About Viridian Weapon Technologies 

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Viridian Weapon Technologies is devoted to applying cutting-edge technology to design compact, powerful self-defense products for the civilian, military and law enforcement markets. Viridian® is the leader in weapon-mounted technology and responsible for a number of firearm innovations including green and red laser sights, LED weapon-mounted illuminators and several shooting accessories including the Tacloc® Holsters. Viridian products are designed and built in the USA. More information is available at

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Sneak Preview: Heckler & Koch VP9


Heckler & Koch’s VP9 is either loved or despised by shooters, I could not find middle ground between these extremes. Those who hate it fall under a category of shooters that I call “bring back the MK23 cult.” HK introduced the VP9 mid-year 2014, it was its second striker fired pistol; preceded by the P7, which was introduced in 1980 and HK’s first production run of a striker pistol.

We’ll be reviewing the VP9 during May and reduce our opinions and shooting impressions to writing for you. Stay tuned.

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Meet the New APX Carry

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Savage Unveils the Complete Package: 110 APEX Hunter XP

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – April 15, 2019 – Savage is proud to introduce the 110 Apex Hunter XP, which pairs a Model 110 rifle with a 3-9x40mm Vortex Crossfire II scope that comes mounted, bore-sighted and ready to hunt. Shipments of these firearms have been delivered to dealers.
The platform provides accuracy and adjustability like no other package rifle thanks to the Savage AccuTrigger, thread- in headspacing, floating bolt head and precision button-rifled barrel. Plus, its length-of-pull can be quickly adjusted to fit any hunter for better comfort and consistency. The Crossfire II Dead-Hold BDC reticle makes it easier to place accurate shots at extended range, and the optic is securely mounted to a one-piece EGW 0 MOA rail.

• Redesigned Model 110 rifle
• 3-9x40mm Vortex Crossfire II scope, mounted and bore-sighted
• Dead-Hold BDC reticle’s hashmark design reduces guesswork on holdover and windage
• Vortex Hunter medium rings and one-piece EGW 0 MOA rail
• User-adjustable AccuTrigger
• Adjustable length-of-pull
• Modern ergonomics
• Detachable box magazine
• Available in left hand models and with Muddy Girl stock
The available model list below also includes the 110 APEX Hunter XP in left-hand and Muddy Girl Camo options, plus the 110 APEX Storm XP which is the stainless steel receiver and barrel option.

Part No. / Description / MSRP
57301 / 110 APEX Hunter XP 204 Ruger, 20-inch barrel / $684
57300 / 110 APEX Hunter XP 223 Rem., 20-inch barrel / $684
57302 / 110 APEX Hunter XP 22-250 Rem., 20-inch barrel / $684
57303 / 110 APEX Hunter XP 243 Win., 22-inch barrel / $684
57310 / 110 APEX Hunter XP 25-06 Rem., 24-inch barrel / $684
57304 / 110 APEX Hunter XP 6.5 Creedmoor, 24-inch barrel / $684
57311 / 110 APEX Hunter XP 6.5X284 Norma, 24-inch barrel / $684
57306 / 110 APEX Hunter XP 260 Rem., 24-inch barrel / $684
57312 / 110 APEX Hunter XP 270 Win., 22-inch barrel / $684
57308 / 110 APEX Hunter XP 270 WSM, 24-inch barrel / $684
57305 / 110 APEX Hunter XP 7mm-08 Rem., 20-inch barrel / $684
57314 / 110 APEX Hunter XP 7mm Rem. Mag., 24-inch barrel / $684
57307 / 110 APEX Hunter XP 308 Win., 20-inch barrel / $684
57313 / 110 APEX Hunter XP 30-06 Sprg., 22-inch barrel / $684
57309 / 110 APEX Hunter XP 300 WSM, 24-inch barrel / $684
57315 / 110 APEX Hunter XP 300 Win. Mag., 24-inch barrel / $684
57316 / 110 APEX Hunter XP 338 Win. Mag., 24-inch barrel / $684
57317 / 110 APEX Hunter XP (LH) 223 Rem., 20-inch barrel / $684
57318 / 110 APEX Hunter XP (LH) 22-250 Rem., 20-inch barrel / $684
57319 / 110 APEX Hunter XP (LH) 243 Win., 22-inch barrel / $684
57323 / 110 APEX Hunter XP (LH) 25-06 Rem., 24-inch barrel / $684
57320 / 110 APEX Hunter XP (LH) 6.5 Creedmoor, 24-inch barrel / $684
57324 / 110 APEX Hunter XP (LH) 270 Win., 22-inch barrel / $684
57321 / 110 APEX Hunter XP (LH) 7mm-08 Rem., 20-inch barrel / $684
57326 / 110 APEX Hunter XP (LH) 7mm Rem. Mag., 24-inch barrel / $684
57322 / 110 APEX Hunter XP (LH) 308 Win., 20-inch barrel / $684
57325 / 110 APEX Hunter XP (LH) 30-06 Sprg., 22-inch barrel / $684
57327 / 110 APEX Hunter XP (LH) 300 Win. Mag., 24-inch barrel / $684
57336 / 110 APEX Hunter XP Muddy Girl 243 Win., 22-inch barrel / $729
57337 / 110 APEX Hunter XP Muddy Girl 6.5 Creedmoor, 24-inch barrel / $729
57338 / 110 APEX Hunter XP Muddy Girl 7mm-08 Rem., 20-inch barrel / $729
57339 / 110 APEX Hunter XP Muddy Girl 308 Win., 20-inch barrel / $729
57341 / 110 APEX Storm XP 204 Ruger, 20-inch barrel / $739
57340 / 110 APEX Storm XP 223 Rem., 20-inch barrel / $739
57342 / 110 APEX Storm XP 22-250 Rem., 20-inch barrel / $739
57343 / 110 APEX Storm XP 243 Win., 22-inch barrel / $739
57350 / 110 APEX Storm XP 25-06 Rem., 24-inch barrel / $739
57344 / 110 APEX Storm XP 6.5 Creedmoor, 24-inch barrel / $739
57346 / 110 APEX Storm XP 260 Rem., 24-inch barrel / $739
57351 / 110 APEX Storm XP 270 Win., 22-inch barrel / $739
57348 / 110 APEX Storm XP 270 WSM, 24-inch barrel / $739
57345 / 110 APEX Storm XP 7mm-08 Rem., 20-inch barrel / $739
57353 / 110 APEX Storm XP 7mm Rem. Mag., 24-inch barrel / $739
57347 / 110 APEX Storm XP 308 Win., 20-inch barrel / $739
57352 / 110 APEX Storm XP 30-06 Sprg., 22-inch barrel / $739
57349 / 110 APEX Storm XP 300 WSM, 24-inch barrel / $739
57354 / 110 APEX Storm XP 300 Win. Mag., 24-inch barrel / $739
57355 / 110 APEX Storm XP 338 Win. Mag., 24-inch barrel / $739

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Fort Smith Air Rifle Team Scores a Successful Season

FORT SMITH, AR (April 15, 2019) – The Fort Smith JROTC Grizzly Air Rifle Team worked hard all season and it paid off. The team of Fort Smith, Arkansas high school students who are supported by Umarex USA, placed 1st in four Arkansas Invitational Matches and individual team members have risen above the rest as overall high score shooters.

The Fort Smith JROTC team recently made its 19th consecutive appearance at the 2019 Arkansas Junior Olympic 3PAR State Championship hosted by the American Legion. The four members of this year’s Precision team are Jackie Pham, Koi Hampton, Christa Head, andOneida Ibarra all of Northside High School. The team aggregate score was 2165-68 earning them their 17th win at the match. Jackie Pham was the overall high shooter in the prone and kneeling positions and 1st overall with a score of 560-24. Teammate Koi Hampton was 3rd overall with a score of 542-16.

The four members of the Sporter team were Jaylin Do, Tina Tran, Janet Phommaha, and Alaysia Vongkhamchanh. This team earned their 2nd consecutive victory in this match with an aggregate score of 1964-23. Jaylin Do of Southside High School was 1st in standing and 3rd overall in the match.

The JROTC Grizzly Rifle Team participated in the North Little Rock High School, Newport High School, White Hall High School, and Northside High School Invitational Matches during this school year and placed first in each match in both Precision and Sporter Classes.

The Grizzly Air Rifle Team participated in the Army JROTC Postal Competition for the first time this year and placed 19th with a score of 982-15 in Sporter class and 10th with a score of 1083-29 in Precision class in the Eight State Region of 5th Brigade. The team also participated in the CMP National Air Rifle Postal for the first time where Sporter Class shooter Oneida Ibarra was invited to the Southeast Regional Championships in Anniston, Alabama with a score of 256.6. This match was held April 4-6, 2019.

Umarex USA, Inc, based in Fort Smith, Arkansas, supports their hometown high school Grizzly Rifle Team as part of the Fort Smith Public Schools Partners In Education Program. “We’re honored that the JROTC Air Rifle Team shoots our RWS pellets, wears our Umarex Airguns logo and uses a Walther precision air rifle in competition, but it’s the shooters who put in the discipline and do the work to win matches. They’re the reason we support the team,” said Justin Biddle, Director of Marketing at Umarex USA.


About Umarex USA
Umarex USA, Incorporated is one of North America’s fastest growing outdoor sport and recreation companies. Umarex USA innovates, develops and markets products under brands owned or licensed by its parent company, UMAREX GmbH & Co. KG. Such brands include Axeon® Optics, Beretta®, Browning®, Colt®, Elite Force® Airsoft, GLOCK®, Heckler & Koch®, Hornady®, IWI®, Optical Dynamics, Ruger®, RWS®, Smith & Wesson®, T4E, UMAREX®, Walther® and others. For additional information regarding Umarex USA visit

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Multicam Black Travel Series


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Walther USCCA Egg-stravaganza Giveaway!

Walther USCCA Egg-stravaganza!

Bunnies, chocolate eggs, candy and…. gun gear? This Easter season Alien Gear Holsters is teaming up with some great brands to bring you a basket full of goodies!
To start things off we’re giving away a Walther PPS M2 handgun and an Alien Gear Holsters’ Core Carry Pack, which includes 4 different carry positions and a holster mount!
The lucky winner will also receive:

  • A new Biometric gun safe to secure your new gun, courtesy of USCCA.
  • Reduce gun sag with a steel core gun belt from Bigfoot Gun Belts.
  • Carry on the go, with a MOLLE Backback from Tactica Defense Fashion.

All together this makes one sweet basket!

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Now holstering for the Glock 48 & 43x?

Our entire Cloak Series is now available for the Glock 48 & 43x. This includes the award-winning Cloak Tuck 3.5 IWB Holster and the customizable Cloak Mod OWB Holster. If you prefer leather, the Cloak Slide and Cloak Tuck Original are also available for your gun.

If you already own a holster from the Cloak Series, you can purchase an additional shell for the Glock 48 & 43x for just $15.88 here!


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We’re raffling a Rugged Obsidian9 & Glock 17 Gen 4 in FDE

Win a Suppressed Pistol Package!

We’re kicking off our Tax Day fundraising raffle! Help us fight for your right to protect your hearing by entering for your chance to win a Rugged Obsidian 9 suppressor paired with aLipsey’s exclusive Glock 17 Gen 4 9mm handgun, all in FDE, and a match grade threaded barrel from Grey Ghost Precision. This raffle is Powered by Silencer Shop, meaning they’ll cover the winner’s $200 transfer tax! Every dollar you spend on raffle tickets helps keep our dedicated team on the road, meeting with legislators, and working to advance pro-suppressor reform across the country!

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SIG SAUER Electro-Optics BDX System Featured in Black Rifle Coffee’s April “Big Game Giveaway”


NEWINGTON, N.H., (April 12, 2019) –SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce it has partnered with Black Rifle Coffee Company (BRCC) for the April “Big Game Giveaway.” This month long sweepstakes features a complete award-winning SIG SAUER Electro-Optics BDX System including a SIERRA3BDX 6.5-20x52mm riflescope, KILO3000 BDX Rangefinder Binoculars, and an ALPHA2 Mount. The total “Big Game Giveaway” package is valued at over $2,500.

SIG SAUER Electro-Optics BDX System Featured in Black Rifle Coffee’s April “Big Game Giveaway”

The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics BDX System combines traditional hunting equipment with technology. BDX™ is a fully integrated rangefinder and riflescope system that utilizes Applied Ballistics Ultralight and Bluetooth™ to calculate and illuminate the exact holdover dot for the perfect shot. BDX™ is simple, fast, and intuitive – just connect the dot. The SIG BDX app is free and available for Android or iOS devices.

The BRCC/SIG SAUER “Big Game Giveaway” runs through April 30, 2019, and there’s no purchase necessary to enter.  For full contest rules, terms, and conditions visit

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. For more information about the company and product line visit:



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MSG Gary Gordon MOH Memorial 5K! June 29th!

Master Sergeant Gary Gordon Medal of Honor Memorial

5th Annual MSG Gary Gordon MOH Memorial 5K Fun Run/Walk

Saturday June 29th at 9:00AM EST

Participation can be in-person or virtual.

Special Forces Charitable Trust

The Event

You can participate in person in the 5K Fun Walk/Run virtually from anywhere in the world if you cannot make it to Lincoln for the race in person.

Virtual participants will also receive a commemorative medal in the mail.

Whether you are in Lincoln or are a virtual participant, the event is going to be really fun and memorable!  We hope that you will participate in this event no matter where you are in the world.

Register for the 5K

Front of medalBack of medal

Please note that event registration (both in-person and virtual) includes a racer’s medal, but it does not include the commemorative event shirt.

This year, there are a men’s performance shirt, a women’s performance shirt, and a pinnie available for purchase.  Proceeds from the shirt sales will go towards the construction of the memorial.

Shirts can be purchased through the link below.  They will be mailed directly to you.  In order for shirts to arrive in time for the event, shirt sales end May 27th.  Please be sure to order your shirt before May 27th.

Purchase the Commemorative Shirt

Men's t-shirt frontWomen's t-shirt backBack of Pinnie

If you can not make it to the event in person or virtually, but you would still like to make a donation, click the link below.  Please include that the donation is for the MSG Gary Gordon Memorial Fund when making your donation.  Thank you. Be a Hero for a Hero – Make a Donation

SFC Randy Shughart (left)MSG Gary Gordon (right)

MSG Gary Gordon

Gary Gordon was born in Lincoln, ME in the year 1960.  At the age of 18, he joined the United States Army. On October 3rd, 1993, while serving as Sniper Team Leader during the Battle of Mogadishu, MSG Gordon distinguished himself by actions far beyond the call of duty.

When a Black Hawk helicopter was shot down by enemy fire, and there were no ground forces nearby to secure the crash site, Master Sergeant Gary Gordon and Sergeant First Class Randy Shughart volunteered to be sent to the crash site to protect the four critically wounded men from oncoming Somali militants. Equipped with only a sniper rifle each and a pistol, these men fought their way to the injured men and valiantly protected them.

When SFC Shughart had been fatally wounded, and MSG Gordon’s rifle ammunition had been entirely depleted, MSG Gordon returned to the helicopter wreckage to recover a rifle with the last five rounds of ammunition.  Then, he selflessly handed the rifle to the injured pilot with the words “Good luck”, and he continued to defend using his pistol until he was fatally wounded.  The actions of these extraordinary men saved the pilot’s life.

MSG Gary Gordon and SFC Randy Shughart were each posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on May 23rd, 1994 for their heroic service above and beyond the call of duty.

The Memorial

We are keeping the legacy of MSG Gary Gordon and his team alive by building a statue of Gary atop a pedestal.  The Memorial will include plaques, which will list the names and units of all the men who made the ultimate sacrifice during Operation Gothic Serpent in Somalia.  The Memorial will reside in Veteran’s Park in Gary’s hometown of Lincoln.

Register for the 5K

Purchase the Commemorative Shirt

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MDT Releases 6MM BR Metal Magazines



With the growing popularity of 6mm cartridges in precision rifle competitions, the 6mm BR and its variants have quickly become a go to choice for top competitors in both the PRS and the NRL. 6mm BR variants come in a few varieties including 6mm BRA, 6mm BRX and the most notorious, 6mm Dasher.

The limiting factor for competitors running 6mm BR variants has been feeding. Until now, the only option has been to purchase an AICS pattern magazine and also an additional kit to make the magazines work with the shorter cartridges. This solution costs upwards of $100 or more and can require additional tuning to work in most rifles.

MDT is proud to announce the addition of the 6mm BR AICS pattern magazine. Available in 12 round capacity, the new magazine is a one-step solution for feeding your 6mm BR variant rifle. With a maximum allowable internal length of 2.580″, the MDT 6mm BR mags will accommodate many different bullet seating depths. Manufactured from high quality steel and nitride treated for ultimate durability. It is finished with a coat of black Cerakote Elite Series paint inside and out for corrosion resistance and low friction. To reduce friction between cartridge and magazine body as much as possible we’ve also added two internal ribs which provide a smooth transition from double stack to single feed.

The MDT 6mm BR magazine Is the one step solution smooth, reliable feeding for the most popular rifle cartridges in precision rifle competitions.
Available online at or at your local dealer.

About MDT:

MDT produces chassis and accessories for bolt-action rifles used by precision rifle shooters around the world. MDT’s mandate is to promote and elevate the precision shooting experience by developing relevant, quality products that help people Shoot Better.


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New Syntech Defense Loads Produce Top Terminal Performance

ANOKA, Minnesota – April 11, 2019 – From the No. 1 Brand in Handgun Ammunition, Federal is proud to introduce new Syntech Defense. These loads produce dynamic terminal performance with a hollow-point bullet that separates into three segments and a deep-penetrating core on impact. Shipments of Syntech Defense ammunition have been delivered to dealers.
The original Syntech changed the range forever. Now, the technology is also revolutionizing protection. The bullet in Syntech Defense has a core that penetrates 12 to 18 inches through bare ballistics gel and heavy clothing — a critical benchmark in self-defense situations and the best terminal performance of any round in its class. The segments create three secondary wound channels, each more than 6 inches deep, adding to the terminal effect.
Like all Syntech loads, an advanced polymer jacket eliminates lead and copper fouling and drastically reduces damaging heat and friction in the barrel. Its Federal exclusive Catalyst primer provides hot, extremely reliable ignition without the use of lead.
Features & Benefits
• Best terminal performance in its class
• Hollow-point bullet separates into three segments and a deep-penetrating core on impact
• Core achieves 12 to 18 inches of penetration in both bare ballistics gel and through heavy clothing
• Segments create three secondary wound channels more than 6 inches deep
• Blue polymer jacket reduces barrel heat and friction and eliminates metal fouling
• Extremely reliable Catalyst lead-free primer
Part No. / Description / MSRP
S9SJT1 / Syntech Defense 9mm Luger 138 grain, 20-count / $19.95
S40SJT1 / Syntech Defense 40 S&W, 175 grain, 20-count / $22.95
S45SJT1 / Syntech Defense 45 Auto, 205 grain, 20-count / $24.95

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Ultradyne Announces Tunable X1 Muzzle Brake

Ultradyne Logo

Available in .223 Rem / 5.56mm

Ultradyne, an American designer and manufacturer of advanced shooting accessories, has officially released the innovative X1 tunable muzzle brake specifically calibrated for .223 /5.56.  The X1 enables the user to optimize barrel movement regardless of shooting technique, individual stature, or ammunition. 

The X1’s patent-pending Dual-Axis Door System is adjustable to accurately meter out the right amount of gas for ultimate muzzle control.  This enables the shooter to remain on target through the shot, witness impact, and more quickly deliver follow-up shots.  The X1 is the only adjustable muzzle brake that can be retuned finely and simply with sliding port doors.

Ultradyne X1

X1 includes the Ultradyne-exclusive shrouded timing nut along with a Dynamount collar for quick and easy mounting.

Asym Port

The X1’s proprietary asymmetric gas ports direct the blast path of expanding gasses more aggressively on the non-shooter side and less aggressively on the shooter side of the firearm.  This design helps keep the shooter’s support hand clear of expanding gasses when using a forward grip technique while optimizing recoil.   Taking into account additional considerations, the X1’s is made specifically for right or left-handed shooters.

The X1 tunable compensator is the best way to create perfect muzzle control for each possible combination of factors. 

Ultradyne X1 Actual

The X1 is compatible with Ultradyne’s Dynamount Barrel-Mounted Front Sight.  Simply replace the collar with the Dynamount Front Sight to add the best front sight on the planet to your set up.  This sight option takes advantage of the superior dual aperture system, eliminates sight deflection associated with hand guard mounting along with offering an increased sight radius.

X1 223 | 5.56 technical specifications.

  • CALIBER .223 | 5.56 or smaller
    • 416 Stainless Steel
  • Salt Bath Nitride Finish
  • MOUNTING Shrouded Timing Nut
  • MASS
    • Brake Only 150 grams | 5.3 ounces
    • Total 173 grams | 6.1 ounces
      • Length 75mm | 2.94 inches
      • OD 24.8 mm | 0.975 inches
  • WRENCH FLATS 7/8 inch
  • MSRP $169.00

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The Ultradyne Family of Muzzle Brakes

The X1 is part of Ultradyne’s family of performance muzzle devices, each representing a different combination of recoil reduction and sonic characteristics.

Ultradyne’s X1 is available directly from Ultradyne as well as the online retailers listed below.  Click the corresponding logos below to see their offerings.

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NEW from Beretta, Kalashnikov & Knight’s Armament


This week Brownells new products guru Paul Levy packs a semi-custom triple threat that 3-gun shooters (and many others) will love. The Beretta 92 Elite Langdon LTT sports the M9A3 Vertec slide mated to the M9A1 frame, a popular combo with custom builders. With its thin VZ Grips, this nicely balanced pistol is way less chunky in the hand than a standard M9/M92. Add the Landon Tactical Treatment for a super-smooth action even in the double-action pull, and this is absolutely NOT your ordinary service pistol! From Kalashnikov USA, the KS-12 magazine-fed semi-auto 12 gauge shotgun is just what 3-gun competitors ordered. Its ADJUSTABLE gas system lets you “dial in” the load you’re using for reliable cycling, so you’ll say “Do svidaniya!” to all the competition. Finally, Paul has the Knight’s Armament SR-25 E2 Combat Carbine in FDE finish with an extended M-LOK® handguard, ambidextrous controls, a flash hider that’s plug-n-play ready for a Knight’s suppressor – and a lot more. Full-featured? Hot-rodded? Souped-up? All of the above. This rifle’s ready to race! Learn more:

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GLOCK is Awarded Contract for U.S. Customs and Border Protection

SMYRNA, Ga. – April 11, 2019 GLOCK, Inc., a global leader in firearm manufacturing, was awarded a contract to supply U.S. Customs and Border Protection with the newest generation of GLOCK pistols after an extensive solicitation process.

With more than 45,000 sworn agents and officers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection controls and protects the nation’s borders and has operations at over 330 ports of entry.

The contract calls for the replacement of existing .40 caliber duty handguns with 9X19 GLOCK pistols by 2021.  Duty weapons will be replaced for CBP law enforcement personnel and additional Department of Homeland Security units which have chosen to purchase through the contract.

“This contract provides CBP law enforcement personnel the latest in handgun technology and represents our commitment to providing the highest quality use-of-force tools and equipment to our law enforcement personnel who defend America’s frontline every day,” said Deputy Commissioner Robert E. Perez.

CBP’s extensive solicitation process included independent testing by the Institute of Justice Laboratories, extensive field evaluations, and direct input from 16,000 CBP law enforcement personnel. 

“It is indeed a great honor to serve those who go in harm’s way to protect all Americans and defend our borders every day,” said Josh Dorsey, Vice President of GLOCK, Inc. “The comprehensive and arduous testing and evaluation process demonstrates that GLOCK pistols continue to deliver unmatched performance and value, giving all agents the confidence they need to succeed and survive in any situation.”

The award incorporates several models, all featuring GLOCK’s newest 5th generation technology.  Included are the GLOCK 19 Gen5 MOS, the GLOCK 26 Gen5, and the newly developed GLOCK 47. The GLOCK 47 incorporates a full-size slide with a G45 frame. The GLOCK 47 was developed for the solicitation and is not available to consumers. All three models feature a flared magwell for faster magazine changes, the match-grade GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) for enhanced accuracy, and will be outfitted with Ameriglo BOLD sights.


About GLOCK, Inc.

GLOCK is a leading global manufacturer of firearms. The simple, safe design of GLOCK’s polymer-based pistols revolutionized the firearms industry and made GLOCK pistols a favorite of military and law enforcement agencies worldwide and among pistol owners. In 2019, GLOCK celebrates its 33rd Anniversary in the United States. Renowned for featuring three safeties, GLOCK pistols offer users of every lifestyle confidence they can rely on. GLOCK, Inc. is based in Smyrna, Georgia. For more information, please visit

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U.S. Military Academy at West Point Combat Weapons Team Earns Top Honor at 2019 SIG Relentless Warrior Championship


NEWINGTON, N.H., (April 11, 2019) –SIG SAUER, Inc. is honored to announce the conclusion of the Second Annual SIG Relentless Warrior Championship.  On Saturday, March 30, 2019, ninety cadets from the United States Air Force Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy, United States Military Academy at West Point, Virginia Military Institute (VMI), Texas A&M, and the Merchant Marine Academy competed in the SIG Relentless Warrior Championship at the SIG SAUER Academy in Epping, New Hampshire.  The course of fire consisted of seven mission stages that tested the marksmanship and leadership skills of our future military leaders.  The U.S. Military Academy at West Point Combat Weapons Team earned the top honor of being named the 2019 SIG Relentless Warrior Champions.

U.S. Military Academy at West Point Combat Weapons Team Earns Top Honor at 2019 SIG Relentless Warrior Championship

“Our team has always focused on training to become the best leaders, shooters, and warriors.  The stages tested their ability to problem solve, plan, execute, and represented a wide scope of shooting skills,” began Gary Salman, U.S. Military Academy at West Point Academy Combat Weapons Team, Coach.  “Our team was relentless when it came to training.  Mindset and focus was the overarching message throughout our training.  The excitement of the win, validated by hard work and dedication was truly amazing.”

Additional top awards for the SIG Relentless Warrior Championship are as follows:

Top Gun:

Awarded to the individual first place finisher of the competition

  • Bobby Sobeski (US Military Academy at West Point)

High Lady:
Awarded to the top female competitor

  • Savannah Butters (Texas A&M)

Top Shot:
Awarded to the best shooter from every school

  • Isaac Perkins (US Air Force Academy)
  • Philip Kuong (US Coast Guard Academy)
  • Nick Wiley (US Naval Academy)
  • Wade Ledbetter (Texas A&M)
  • G.M. Goldsmith (Virginia Military Institute)
  • Bobby Sobeski (US Military Academy at West Point)

Ultimate Warrior:
Awarded to the top finisher of the Warrior vs. Warrior shoot-off

Colton Roach (Texas A&M)

“It’s an honor for SIG SAUER to host the SIG Relentless Warrior Championship for these cadets and to participate in their development as they prepare to lead and serve our country and defend our freedoms,” began Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc.  “The success of this championship is shared through a strong partnership with the National Rifle Association and their commitment to our nation’s future leaders and the sport of competitive shooting.”

The 2019 SIG Relentless Warrior Championship was sponsored by the National Rifle Association (NRA), GT Targets, and Atlas PyroVision Entertainment.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. For more information about the company and product line visit:

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