HAPPY BIRTHDAY U.S. ARMY 244 YEARS of SERVICE TO THE COUNTRY

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HENSOLDT at Paris Air Show: Presenting its Wide Range of Air Solutions

HENSOLDT at Paris Air Show

Paris/Munich, 13 June 2019 – For HENSOLDT, this year’s Paris Air Show is all about its growing business in France, including its airborne solutions. The sensor solutions are deployed on various platforms, including helicopters, aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles. Among its main areas of activity in the realm of the aerospace are air defence, mission management, self-defence of aircraft, signal intelligence and data link as well as identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) solutions and avionics computers.

At Le Bourget, HENSOLDT will introduce “Kalaetron Integral”, a fully integrated signals intelligence (SIGINT) system that is part of the newly released Kalaetron product line. Kalaetron Integral enables the detection and deep analysis of both communications and radar signals in an unprecedented bandwidth by a single integrated system.

The sensor solutions house will furthermore be presenting its portfolio of airborne and air surveillance, self-protection and data link solutions as well as radars. The solutions showcased comprise of the combined technologies of GEW Technologies, Kelvin Hughes (A Hensoldt Company) and EUROAVIONICS GmbH.

The portfolio presented includes the AESA-based Spexer radar with electronic beam scanning as well as the TwInvis passive radar. Another part of HENSOLDT’s display is dedicated to airborne solutions, including the family of Lightweight Crash Recorders, the ARGOS and GOSHAWK helicopter gimbals and the MILDS missile warning system family. Among the security solutions presented are the GEW SkyScan 7X drone and pilot locating system, and the Xpeller Counter UAV suite. HENSOLDT’s Lygarion is a family of wide-band line-of-sight data link solutions that enable secure exchange of real-time data between airborne assets as well as maritime platforms and deployable ground control stations. Its potential roles include intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and secure command and control platforms and weapons.

Come and visit us at the HENSOLDT stand A9 in the outside area at Paris Air Show!

About HENSOLDT

HENSOLDT is a pioneer of technology and innovation in the field of defence and security electronics. Headquartered in Germany, HENSOLDT is a market leader in the field of civil and military sensor solutions. The company develops new products based on innovative approaches for data management, robotics and cyber security to combat a wide range of threats. With a workforce of some 4,500 employees, HENSOLDT generates revenues of about 1 billion euros per year.

www.hensoldt.net

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New! Special Forces SOCOM Edition

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Ed Brown Products is proud to introduce the SOCOM Edition Special Forces 1911. Paying homage to the men and women serving in the United States Special Operations Command, the Special Forces SOCOM edition is ready for extreme use.

SPECIFICATIONS
• 5″ Government model slide, single stack government model frame with integral light rail
• American Flag rear cocking serrations on both sides of the slide
• Trijicon SOCOM RMR in Coyote Brown with co-witness front and rear night sights
• FDE (Flat Dark Earth) Gen4 on frame and special edition thread protector. Balance of parts in black Gen4
• Black Nitride finished Suppressor ready barrel with special edition FDE thread protector
• One-piece magwell
• VZ Alien Grips
• (2) Black Nitride Ed Brown 8-round magazines

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BAWIDAMANN x OTTE GEAR LIMITED EDITION ALOHA SHIRTS

BAWIDAMANN x OTTE GEAR LIMITED EDITION ALOHA SHIRTS 
This is one of the coolest things I have ever Designed. These are TOP SHELF! You wont be disappointed. These are also LIMITED EDITION. These color ways will not be reprinted later. Make the “Black belt” move here. Get in on it! Get it here!
MAHALO -Andrew B.


Introducing our first Aloha Shirt in OTTE Gear x Bawidamann “Poppies of War” print. A limited number of pieces will be produced. Styling is inspired by the vintage Aloha shirts from the 70s with an updated fit. The subtle details woven into this intricate print pay homage to our troops’ on-going campaign in Afghanistan, the weaponry and the undeniable beauty of the surrounding poppy fields. Genuine coconut shell buttons.
BLACK and VINTAGE colorways.  IN STOCK AND READY TO SHIP!
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45 Hour Flash Sale – Buy 4 MagEx Kits and 5th is FREE

 

MAGAZINES  |  GEAR  |  PARTS  |  APPAREL ] KRISS USA Online Store

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WORK SHARP OUTDOOR TO EXHIBIT AT 2019 OUTDOOR RETAILER SUMMER MARKET

WORK SHARP OUTDOOR TO EXHIBIT AT 2019 OUTDOOR RETAILER SUMMER MARKET

ASHLAND, Oregon (June 13, 2019) — With over 2 million knife and tool sharpeners sold, Work Sharp Outdoor is expanding to more markets than ever before, and will be showcasing their highly sought-after products during the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Denver, June 18-20.
As the industry-leading sharpener manufacturer, Work Sharp has transformed the outdoor market by creating products that allow anyone to quickly and easily sharpen every knife they own.
“The mission of Work Sharp is simple: to continue sharing the message that
Sharp Matters in all facets of outdoor activities, and a sharp knife is crucial no matter the adventure ahead,” said Josh Warren, Work Sharp’s Product Expert and Stoke Ambassador.
Work Sharp’s products range from the favored
Guided Field Sharpener, designed for on-the-go sharpening, to a full-featured blade grinder made in conjunction with hall-of-fame knife maker Ken Onion. The Original Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener – revered for its simplicity, versatility, and value – continues to be the most popular powered sharpener.

Guided Field Sharpener

                 Pocket Knife Sharpener                 Ken Onion Edition Knife and Tool Sharpener

 

“Our technology puts the skill into the sharpener,” says Dan Dovel, Work Sharp engineer. “Whether you’re new to sharpening or a seasoned expert, our sharpeners make sharpening easier and faster – with consistent results every time. In every outdoor adventure or task, Work Sharp makes the process of carrying a sharp knife easy.”
With yearly participation in shows across the U.S., Work Sharp is excited to add the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market to the roster for years to come.
For more information about Work Sharp Outdoor, visit
www.worksharptools.com.

Visit Work Sharp in Booth #57060-UL during the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, June 18-20, in Denver.

About Work Sharp Outdoor:
Work Sharp Outdoor is a division of Darex, a 4th-generation, family-owned business in Ashland, Oregon. Darex has produced industry-leading sharpening tools for more than 45 years. Work Sharp’s complete line of manual and power sharpeners is trusted by outdoor enthusiasts worldwide; its longstanding reputation is built on exceptional products that make sharpening faster and easier than other systems in the market, without compromising performance. Today, Darex is over 120 co-workers strong and has sold over 5 million sharpeners.

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I Want A Raise!

 

Man, what a week! Fortunately, I was able to get quite a bit done, but I did have a great Memorial Day weekend and I hope you did as well. So, it’s Friday and time for our weekly shoot the shit; by the way, the reason we didn’t have one last week was to celebrate Memorial Day and honor our fallen.

So what is a shoot the shit? Quite simply it’s a social interaction open to any topic or topics of discussion. They are in lieu of seeing a therapist, who is a jackass that studied psychology so he or she could understand themselves. You’ll end up paying $150+ per hour without the benefit of the more traditional sexual services.

Shoot the shits have no rules; participants are not required to know anything about the topic being discussed, they can make any unsupported comment, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone they wish or change the subject at will.

So, let’s get started.

Undoubtedly, you’ve all heard that Congress wants a pay raise, and leading the pack of pay raise advocates is Congresswoman  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. What’s interesting about this is that most Americans, and I say that from independent research have no idea what the Congressional compensation and benefits package consist of. So here it is for your edification…

I want a raise

This member of Congress singlehandedly lost NYC 25,000 jobs paying on average $150,000 per year, wants a cost of living increase! She has also proclaimed the end of the world in twelve years, and is a veritable fount of unending ridiculous comments.

So, here’s how  Congress is being compensated today. Let me know if you think you’re getting your money’s worth.

Days Worked: The House of Representatives averages 138 “legislative days.” It’s been like that since 2001. The rest of the time, they are at their districts and traveling overseas etc.

  1. Rank-and-file members of the House and Senate $174,000 per year.
  2. Senate Majority Leader – $193,400
  3. Senate Minority Leader – $193,400
  4. Speaker of the House – $223,500
  5. House Majority Leader – $193,400
  6. House Minority Leader – $193,400

Members of Congress receive retirement (vested after 5 yrs. of service) and health benefits under the same plans available to other federal employees.

Healthcare

As of the ACA was passed in 2014 members of Congress are required to purchase health insurance plans offered through one of the Affordable Care Act-approved exchanges in order to receive a government contribution toward their health coverage. The government pays from 72% to 75% of their premiums.

Retirement (Pensions)

  1. Members of Congress are eligible to receive a pension at the age of 62 if they have completed a total of 5 years of service.
  2. Members who have completed a total of 20 years of service are eligible for a pension at age 50.
  3. Members who complete a total of 25 years of service are eligible to receive a pension at any age.
  4. The amount of the members’ pension is based on their total years of service and the average of their highest three years of salary.
  5. the starting amount of a Member’s retirement annuity may not exceed 80% of his or her final salary.
  6. Congressional retirement is funded by taxes and the member contributions. Members of Congress under FERS contribute 1.3 % of their salary into the FERS retirement plan and pay 6.2% of their salary in Social Security taxes.
  7. As of 2016 335 members who retired under the Civil Service system receive and average of $74, 028. The 276 members retired under the Federal Employee system saw $41,076. These payments are for life.

Other Benefits

  1. Members are allowed a $3,000 tax deduction for living expenses, while they are away from their home states or congressional districts.
  2. Members of Congress are allowed outside sources of income. This was limited in 2018 to $28,400.00
  3. Members of Congress are also provided with an annual allowance intended to defray expenses that arise from carrying out their congressional duties; for example, “official office expenses, staff, mail, travel between a Member’s district or state and Washington, DC, and other goods and services.” The average amount available to each member is between $1,207,510 to $1,383,709, with an average of $1,268,520. Senate members receive as substantially higher amount of $3,043,454 to $4,815,203. The average allowance being  $3,306,570. These allowances may not be used for election campaigns.

Moving on to jewelry…

Related imageYour loved one buys you a beautiful diamond ring which you accidentally smash damaging the setting. You don’t want to loose your stone so you take it to a jeweler for repair; however, all jewelers are not created equally. In a week or two, you get a call letting you know that your ring is ready for pickup. It’s a lovely 3/4 Carat VS1 or VS2 diamond. You pay the jeweler and pick up your ring.

So, far so good right? Not even close! That jeweler switched out your VS clarity diamond for a VVS or even lower of the same shape and weight. You may even be able to note a slightly different color. In some cases you can even see the carbon imperfections with your naked eye, but you, the customer, have no clue. So, what do you do?

If you’re traveling, wait until you get back home to have your diamond ring repaired. When you get your diamond back from repair have a know jeweler examine it to make sure it’s your original stone. And, last but not least, pick your jeweler like you pick your proctologist.

Readers, have a great weekend but be safe! Give the smartphone a break and have your own shoot the shit with buds and/or family, it’ll be the most fun you’ve ever had.

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Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle Now Shipping!

 

Fort Smith, Arkansas (June 12th, 2019) — Umarex USA, innovator and marketer of a wide range of products for the outdoor sportsman, announced that its Ruger® 10/22®

Air Rifle is now shipping and available for purchase through select retailers. The officially licensed air rifle is the latest addition to their ever-growing line of pellet rifles.
Recognized as one of the world’s foremost airgun manufacturers, UMAREX continues to provide responsible recreational shooters with the greatest variety of air-powered versions of the firearms they know and respect.
The Ruger 10/22 has been seen on shooting ranges around the United States for over five decades. This new air rifle version is true to form except that it is powered by two 12-gram CO2 cartridges. The Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle is designed to shoot .177 caliber pellets, the most readily available and most popular selling airgun caliber for recreational shooting.
Beyond its function, the 10/22 Air Rifle is slightly lighter than the firearm, but looks the part. The sights are authentic in style, including the folding rear sight, and the rifle has authentic looking sling attachments. The receiver is ready to accept after-market rails that fit the Ruger 10/22 so that you can customize your Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle with the optic of your choosing.
The Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle is manufactured by UMAREX under license from Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. and boasts a modest MSRP of $129.99.
UMAREX sporting airguns, optics, airsoft guns, long distance lights, and accessories are available at local sporting goods dealers and retail locations around the world. Sporting goods dealers may order UMAREX products from many established outdoor goods distributors.

About Umarex USA
Umarex USA, Incorporated is one of North America’s fastest growing family-owned 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
UmarexUSA.com.

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ArachniGRIP Introduces Two New Slide Spider Grips

 

(Parker, CO) – ArachniGRIP®, creator and manufacturer of the innovative Slide Spider® adhesive slide grip, is proud to introduce two new Slide Spider grips for Kimber.
ArachniGRIP is pleased to offer a Slide Spider grip made for the Kimber Aegis. Many shooters have trouble finding a self-defense firearm with a small enough grip to comfortably fit their hands. The Aegis offers shooters a compact 1911 platform chambered in 9mm with a comfortable grip, even for smaller hands. The Slide Spider grip gives an added edge to the features of the Aegis, offering more control in a variety of conditions.
ArachniGRIP has also developed a new Slide Spider grip design for the Kimber SIS. The SIS 1911s from Kimber are classic full-size .45 ACP pistols that remain ever popular among gun enthusiasts. Handling a full-size 1911 can be difficult for some shooters, so adding the improved grip function and confidence provided by the Slide Spider is a smart choice for SIS owners.
The Slide Spider grips for the Kimber Aegis and the SIS are available at
www.arachnigrip.com and have an MSRP of $19.95.
The Slide Spider grip by ArachniGRIP is available for most semi auto pistols. The Slide Spider grip products enable the shooter to gain increased control through a safe and secure hold. The products offer additional tactical advantages under challenging operating conditions, including extreme moisture and temperature. In addition, these products aid shooters with weak or weakened hand strength and those with medical conditions such as arthritis.
For more information about ArachniGRIP products, visit www.arachnigrip.com. 

About ArachniGRIP®:


ArachniGRIP® was founded by two lifelong firearms enthusiasts. We are located in Parker, Colorado, at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Our company believes that all shooters should have the advantages of proper equipment and training. Our products and instructional videos are designed to aid shooters in the safe, practical use and control of their firearms.

 

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Shell Shock Technologies Signs Garrett Schutz as Newest Sponsored Shooter

 

Shell Shock Technologies will be supplying Schutz with its NAS3 cases for his competitions during 2019.


Westport, Conn. (June 2019)Shell Shock Technologies, LLC., an early stage technology, and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry, is pleased to announce it has signed Garrett Schutz as its newest sponsored shooter. Shell Shock Technologies will be supplying Schutz with its NAS3 cases for his competitions in 2019.

“I’m humbled to be able to represent Shell Shock Technologies. I love being able to share my experience with these cases with others, the easy loading and perfect track record of cycling my multiple firearms at major and minor power factor. The opportunity to show a product I believe in and trust in competition is a dream come true,” Schutz commented.

Schutz began shooting 3 Gun competitively in 2013 while stationed as active duty Air Force in Las Vegas, Nevada. After catching the bug, he looked for other competitive shooting sports and found USPSA and IDPA. He currently competes in the Open Division in 3 Gun and USPSA and competes in the PCC Division in IDPA and USPSA. After being stationed in Alamogordo, New Mexico, he found more USPSA clubs local to him and shifted his focus, making A Class in 2019. Schutz has won many local matches both Overall, Open and PCC Division, and has recently earned a 4th Place finish in Open B Class at Northern Arizona Sectional Match. He hopes to place in the Top Five in class at his remaining 2019 sectional and area matches for USPSA and Top 10 for Open Division at all 3 Gun events.

At this past weekend’s FBPPC June 2019 USPSA Match, Schutz pulled three of four stage overall wins, taking home First Overall in PCC and placed second in the Open Division. He can be seen competing next at the SJWF 3-Gun Nation Club Trophy Match, to be held at the San Juan Wildlife Federation Range on June 29, 2019, in Farmington, New Mexico.

About Shell Shock Technologies NAS3 Cases:

NAS3 9mm cases are 50 percent lighter than brass cases, offer greater lubricity and will not abrade, clog, foul, wear-out or damage breach and ejector mechanisms. The cases offer greater corrosion resistance, tensile strength (2x stronger) and elasticity than brass. NAS3cases will not split, chip, crack or grow (stretch) and are fully reloadable (using S3 Reload dies) and can be reloaded many more times than brass cases. NAS3 cases have been tested successfully by customers to pressures over 70k psi. NAS3 cases can be picked up with a magnet. The head can be colored for branding purposes and easy load identification.

NAS3 is “Best in Class” for maintaining consistent velocity between rounds. In an independent test performed by H.P. White Laboratory (a major munitions testing facility), rounds fired using NAS3 cases achieved a velocity standard deviation of 0.093 FPS (124-grain FMJ bullet, 4.2 grains Titegroup powder, 10 rounds, extreme variation 3fps).

To learn more about Shell Shock’s revolutionary technology, visit www.shellshocktech.com.

About Shell Shock Technologies, LLC:

Founded in Westport, Connecticut, in 2015, Shell Shock Technologies, LLC is an early stage technology and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry. Shell Shock is a component manufacturer supplying shell cases to the shooting sports market, as well as to U.S. and foreign ammunition manufacturers, law enforcement, military and other government agencies. Shell Shock does not load ammunition. www.shellshocktech.com

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New Savage 110 High Country Ideal for Western Hunting and Long-Distance Shooting

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – June 12, 2019 – Savage is excited to unveil the 110 High Country, a rifle that gives Western hunters the precision and power to take the biggest bulls and the longest shots. Shipments of these firearms have been delivered to dealers.
The 110 High Country is built to maximize accuracy with a spiral-fluted barrel and bolt, as well as the Model 110 action secured three-dimensionally along its entire length within the AccuStock internal chassis. The AccuFit system lets hunters customize length-of-pull and comb height of the TrueTimber Strata synthetic stock. Plus, the user-adjustable AccuTrigger offers a crisp, clean pull critical for making precise shots at extreme distances. The low-friction, coyote brown PVD coating on the barrel, receiver and other critical parts is harder than competing finishes and protects against corrosion and heat. At just 2-4 microns thick, the coating does not interfere with the rifle’s tight tolerances.
Features
• AccuFit system lets hunters adjust comb height and length-of-pull
• User-adjustable AccuTrigger
• AccuStock rail system
• TrueTimber Strata synthetic stock with overmold surfaces
• Model 110 stainless steel barreled action with coyote brown PVD coating
• Spiral-fluted barrel and bolt
• Threaded muzzle; magnum calibers feature muzzle brake with taperlock interface
• Detachable box magazine
• PVD-coated bolt handle, receiver, barrel, trigger guard and magwell
• Drilled and tapped receiver
• Three-position safety
Part No. / Description / MSRP
57411 / 110 High Country 243 Win., 22-inch barrel / $1,129
57412 / 110 High Country 6.5 Creedmoor, 22-inch barrel / $1,129
57419 / 110 High Country 6.5 PRC, 24-inch barrel / $1,129
57413 / 110 High Country 270 Win., 22-inch barrel / $1,129
57417 / 110 High Country 280 Ackley Imp., 22-inch barrel / $1,129
57415 / 110 High Country 7mm-08 Rem., 22-inch barrel / $1,129
57418 / 110 High Country 7mm Rem. Mag., 24-inch barrel / $1,129
57410 / 110 High Country 308 Win., 22-inch barrel / $1,129
57414 / 110 High Country 30-06 Sprg., 22-inch barrel / $1,129
57420 / 110 High Country 300 Win. Mag., 24-inch barrel / $1,129
57416 / 110 High Country 300 WSM, 24-inch barrel / $1,129
Learn more about Savage. Visit http://www.savagearms.com.

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TANGO6T Riflescope + $8K Giveaway and 2018 Model Clearance

The TANGO6T 1-6X24MM Riflescope is available online and in stores.

The TANGO6T 1-6X24MM riflescope is available in stores and online.

Selected by the U.S. Army for both the Squad Designated Marksman Rifle System and for U.S. Special Forces, the TANGO6T is available in the commercial market.

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$8K Hunter’s Dream Giveaway

Enter to win the hunting kit of your dreams including a BDX combo kit, SIG ammo, guns, apparel and more.

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2018 Model Clearance

Enjoy the best prices of the year on select riflescopes and red dot sights while supplies last!

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NEW VIDEO: HOW TO USE THE BDX SYSTEM

Jeff Thomason, the host of Predator Pursuit, shows how easy it is to use The SIG SAUER Ballistic Data Xchange (BDX) rangefinder, riflescope, and app.

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Proforce Equipment, Inc. Welcomes New National Sales Manager

Scott Collins brings over 22 years of sales and operations management experience to Proforce Equipment, Inc. and its multiple brands, including Tasmanian Tiger®.


Miramar, Fla. (June 2019)
Proforce Equipment, Inc., the exclusive distributor and representative for Tasmanian Tiger® and Snugpak® in the United States, has brought on sales executive, Scott Collins, as their new National Sales Manager.

“Scott comes to Proforce Equipment with an incredible background in sales and operational management,” Richard Lewis, President and CEO of Proforce Equipment, Inc., commented. “Utilizing his relationships within the outdoor and tactical markets, he will be responsible for developing new dealer and distributor partnerships, as well as, working with law enforcement and military units.”

“I welcome the amazing opportunity to take the high-quality Tasmanian Tiger brand, which has performed so well in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and pioneer the brand here in the US while continuing to grow Snugpak in the US market,” Collins added.

In Collins’ previous position as sales manager,  he was responsible for tactical nylon sales to law enforcement, military, first responders and government contractors. Prior positions also include outside territory sales of security and industrial uniforms and operations manager for the law enforcement, military, first responder, government contractor sector.

All sales inquiries can be directed to tt@tasmaniantigerusa.com.

About Proforce Equipment, Inc.

Proforce Equipment, Inc., based in Miramar, Florida, is the exclusive distributor and representative for Tasmanian Tiger® and Snugpak® in the United States. We are proud to offer quality products at competitive prices and we pride ourselves on servicing the Military Service Members, Tactical, Law Enforcement, and Outdoor Enthusiasts through our network of Dealers and Distributors. We feel our product selection; availability and our outstanding customer service set us apart from our competition.

We are fortunate to have a very effective and diverse Dealer and Distribution Network. We value our dealers immensely. Their support and commitment to us and our brands is invaluable. The products we represent are sold in retail locations throughout North and South America and on 100’s of websites. www.proforceequipment.com

About Tasmanian Tiger®:

Tasmanian Tiger®, a division of TATONKA GmbH, is an international brand founded in 1999, to provide user-design driven nylon products to elite warfighters and law enforcement in Europe and Asia. From prototype to production, all products are manufactured in the company’s own facilities, thus ensuring a consistently high level of quality throughout the production processes. All products are quality checked prior to leaving the facility and checked regularly by independent international test centers. Tasmanian Tiger® brand of nylon gear will be available in the US beginning in 2019.

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Streamlight’s TLR VIR II – white light and IR illumination with laser in one sleek package

 

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Streamlight’s TLR-VIR II continues Streamlight’s tradition of excellence and its ability to deliver exceptional value without compromising quality and durability. The TLR-VIR II places professional grade versatility on your weapon’s rail.

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Rafael unveils a unique SAR feature for its Litening and Reccelite EO pods.

The new SAR capabilities constitute a quantum leap in all-weather, stand-off targeting and ISR pods

Tel Aviv, June 11, 2019 – Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. is unveiling it has upgraded its fifth generation Litening and Reccelite systems, effectively transforming them from traditional EO pods into EO+, with the addition of a unique SAR feature and the optional application of additional EO+ features, such as (EW, Comm, IRST). This constitutes a revolutionary quantum leap in all-weather, stand-off targeting and reconnaissance pods.

 

Litening + SARTM

Advanced, All-Weather, Stand-Off, SAR-Optimized targeting Pod

Litening is the most popular pod in the world, with over 1900 units already in service. They are deployed by 27 Air Forces around the world.

Rafael teamed with ELTA to equip Litening with a powerful SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar), adding significant capabilities to the Litenings’s EO, multi-spectral, stand-off pod, significantly expanded wide area coverage and true day/night, all-weather operation. This first-ever addition of SAR to an EO pod solves the EO challenge of target identification when flying above clouds.

The high-performance SAR sensor joins Litening’s set of high-resolution MWIR, SWIR, and HD color sensors ‒ all incorporated in a single, sophisticated stand-off pod.

Reducing pilot workload, Litening + SAR increases mission efficiency through full support of JDAM, LGB and INS/GPS-guided munitions. The pods are equipped with a laser designator, and laser marker for joint missions, as well as an optional Data Link for CAS missions and stand-off ranges.

Litening is integrated and operational on over 25 types of aircraft ‒ including the F-16, F-15, AV8B, F-18, F-4, F-5, A-10, B-2, Jaguar, LCA, AMX, Mirage 2000, Tornado, Typhoon, MiG21, Mig27, M346, KC390, Gripen, and Sukhoi 27 & 30.

Reccelite + SARTM

Advanced, All-Weather, Stand-Off, SAR-Optimized ISR Pod

Reccelite + SARTM  is one of Rafael’s latest game-changers, with the addition of ELTA’s powerful SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) to the, stand-off Reccelite ISR pod. Overcoming the EO reconnaissance challenge when flying above clouds, the SAR-optimized pod delivers true all-weather, day/night, all-terrain, long-range capabilities, providing a full aerial intelligence picture ‒ with high-resolution images.

The Reccelite ISR system consists of an airborne ISR pod, a wideband digital Data Link, and a GES (Ground Exploitation System) which can be stationary, mobile, or located on board the aircraft. The powerful SAR radar joins the system’s array of advanced, high-resolution NIR, SWIR, MWIR and color sensors, together simultaneously collecting stabilized high-quality multi-spectral imagery from an unlimited field-of-regard.

Scanning modes include Strip, Persistent Wide Area, Gate Keeping and more. Reccelite’s mission plan can be uploaded prior to takeoff or uplinked during flight, and either performed automatically, or manually controlled for targets of opportunity.

Reccelite is deployed by more than 10 Air Forces around the world. The system is integrated and operational on multiple aircraft types, including the AMX, F-16, F-18, Gripen, Heron 1, Jaguar, Reaper, Tornado, and Typhoon.

Yuval Miller, EVP, Head of Rafael’s C4ISR Systems Division: “The new and unique addition of SAR to the Litening and Reccelite is undoubtedly a quantum leap in the standoff EO pod domain. Rafael has been a pioneer in defense innovation for seven decades, with immense breakthroughs in many areas, which have given an operational advantage to the Israeli Air Force and to numerous other air forces around the world, operating in the most challenging and complex combat arenas. Rafael’s Litening and Reccelite have been instrumental in their successes, and I am confident that the new pods will further enhance their performance and their results.”

LITENING SARRafael's Litening

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The 2nd Annual Precision Rifle Expo will be held Sept. 28 – 29, 2019 at the Arena Training Facility in Blakely, Georgia.

 

The Precision Rifle Expo is Back!

Blakely, Ga. (June 2019)–The first-of-its-kind, Precision Rifle Expo, met with great success in 2018 with new shooters, competitors, trainers, and manufacturers, is back for its second year, Sept. 28 – 29, 2019 at the Arena Training Facility in Blakely, Georgia. Last year, over 800 attendees came to the two-day event to try their hand at this fast-growing shooting sport, take a training class or buy products from over 40 exhibitors in the air-conditioned retail tents.

The exhibitor list for the event is still growing. Many of the popular names in long-range shooting will be displayed in the exhibitor tents and also have their gear and guns available to try on the ranges. Manufacturers will be showing off actions, optics, ammo, reloading equipment, stocks, chassis, electronics, supporting equipment (bags and tripods), rifles, triggers, suppressors, and much more. Manufacturers interested in exhibiting should emailprecisionrifleexpo@gmail.com for more information. Space is limited.

Multiple educational experiences will be available, such as precision handloading, wind reading, marksmanship, ballistic devices, and introduction to competition.

The Arena Training Facility is located approximately two hours from the Hartsfield Airport in Atlanta, Georgia and is centrally located in the Southeastern US. The facility boasts a unique configuration of multiple medium to long-distance ranges (out to 2,500 yards), multiple climate-controlled classrooms, a main building and a clubhouse (available first come -first serve for exhibitors), all located on 2,300 acres. The Arena Training Facility is a premier long-distance shooting facility.

Preregister for the event for $35, or $50 at the door. Registration includes access to the exhibition tent and the range locations, plus the educational classes for both days.

As the interest continues to explode in the long-range shooting market, the2nd Annual Precision Rifle Expo is expected to sell out early. Please contact Ryan Castle at 912-344-1607 or, Phil Cashin at 770-401-3572 for more information or to reserve your exhibit space.

About the Precision Rifle Expo:

The Precision Rifle Expo (PRE) is a collection of the top manufacturers and talent in the sport of long-range, precision shooting. Hosted at the premier long-distance facility in the Southeastern US, the Arena Training Facility, this event provides a unique opportunity for attendees to see, touch and purchase the top equipment used by the best shooters in the country, attend seminars by leading experts and try out the equipment at one of the many on-site, long distance ranges. https://precisionrifleexpo.com

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OpticsPlanet.com® to be Exclusive Supplier of New Gray Version of Adaptive Tactical’s EX Performance Adjustable M4-Style Stock

The ideal upgrade for your Modern Sporting Rifle platform: reduce recoil and shooting fatigue.

Nampa, Idaho (June 2019)Adaptive Tactical, LLC, manufacturer of innovative firearm stocks and accessories, is pleased to announce that OpticsPlanet.com® will be the exclusive supplier of a new gray version of Adaptive Tactical’s popular EX Performance Adjustable M4-Style Stock for AR15/AR10 carbines. OpticsPlanet.com also offers the EX Performance Adjustable MF-Style Stock in Black and FDE.

The EX Performance Adjustable M4-Style Stock includes an easy-to-reach rapid adjust lever for custom length-of-pull, giving the user better trigger control and performance capabilities. It also includes an integrated QD swivel attachment and molded-in non-rust standard sling swivel attachment for secure mounting to various sling systems. The durable polymer construction with non-slip vented rubber recoil pad allows for maximum recoil absorption. The oversized extra strength adjustment pin and sleek industrial design make this the perfect addition to your AR15 or AR10 carbine.

EX Performance Adjustable M4-Style Stock Features include:

  • Designed for owner installation
  • Covered takedown pin makes installation and removal easier and eliminates discomfort
  • M4-style stock with adjustable length-of-pull
  • Easy to reach rapid adjust lever
  • Integrated QD swivel attachment
  • Compatible with Mil-Spec sized extension tubes
  • Made in the U.S.A.

For more information on Adaptive Tactical, visit www.adaptivetactical.com

About Adaptive Tactical:

Adaptive Tactical’s design team, a proven leader in firearm stock and accessory innovation, led the way in award winning recoil dampening shotgun and rifle stocks and accessories. Manufacturers of the popular Sidewinder Venom™ mag-fed shotgun system and ADTAC stock systems, Adaptive offers products focused on improving speed, performance and versatility for military, LE, defense, range and competition applications.www.adaptivetactical.com

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AeroVironment Acquires VTOL UAS Developer Pulse Aerospace, LLC for $25.7 Million to Strengthen Family of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

 

  • Pulse’s complementary Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) product family strengthens AeroVironment’s leading family of fixed-wing small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
  • Acquisition expands total addressable market by increasing mission capabilities of AeroVironment family of systems
  • Pulse Aerospace receives multi-year contract award with a maximum value of more than $13 million from undisclosed defense customer for Vapor VTOL unmanned systems, spares and services
  • Acquisition expected to be accretive to AeroVironment earnings by the third full year of operations

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., June 11, 2019 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, today announced it has acquired Pulse Aerospace, LLC, a developer and supplier of small VTOL UAS, for $25.7 million in cash, including milestone-based earn-out payments of $5 million.  AeroVironment financed the transaction entirely from available cash on hand.

Pulse Aerospace is a leading developer of small VTOL UAS technology in the United States. Pulse’s HeliSynth™ technology brings flight control, payload, and endurance capabilities to market at attractive price points for both defense and commercial end markets.  Pulse recently received a multi-year contract award with a maximum value of more than $13 million from an undisclosed defense customer for its Vapor unmanned VTOL systems, spares and services.

AeroVironment expects the transaction to be accretive to its earnings by the third full year of operations.

“The talented Pulse Aerospace team has created a solution set that is unique and will expand our family of unmanned systems by addressing increasing demand from our customers for small VTOL solutions,” said Wahid Nawabi, AeroVironment’s president and chief executive officer. “This transaction brings together two highly complementary companies in terms of products, markets and culture, and will better position AeroVironment to grow our share of the small UAS market.  The team at Pulse Aerospace shares our focus on disruptive innovation and we welcome them to AeroVironment.  Together, we will deliver even more capability to our customers in the United States and more than 45 allied countries around the world.”

“We are excited to join together to realize the full benefits of this transaction as we employ key, future-defining technologies such as robotics, sensors, software analytics and connectivity.  Additionally, we look forward to gaining access to the strong technical talent pool in the Lawrence, Kansas area to help achieve our long-term growth objectives,” Nawabi added.

“AeroVironment’s global market presence dramatically increases the reach of Pulse’s VTOL UAS technology,” said Aaron Lessig, Pulse Aerospace, LLC’s chief executive officer. “Pulse’s offering expands AeroVironment’s mission capabilities with increased payload capacity, which broadens customer use cases. We look forward to growing AeroVironment’s share of the global unmanned systems market together.”

In connection with the transaction, Pulse Aerospace’s Lawrence, Kansas facility will become AeroVironment Innovation Center – Midwest, with a focus on small VTOL unmanned aircraft and mission planning solutions.

About AeroVironment, Inc. (AV)

AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) provides customers with more actionable intelligence so they can proceed with certainty. Based in California, AeroVironment is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems and tactical missile systems, and serves defense, government and commercial customers. For more information visit www.avinc.com.

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DoubleStar Introduces the Stronghold Pistol Grip with G10 Panels and Stronghold G10 MLOK Panels

By combining durability and customization, DoubleStar has taken pistol grips and rail panels to the next level.

Winchester, Ky. (June 2019) – DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles, pistols, and edged weapons, has taken pistol grips to the next level by combining durability and customization in one awesome package: the Stronghold Pistol Grip with G10 Panels. This patent-pending innovative design utilizes a lightweight, anodized aluminum frame and customizable textured G10 grip panels. The palm swell provides a secure but comfortable surface for the shooter’s hand, even in gloves. The high-quality US-made G10 panels round out the package with rugged style. The Stronghold G10 panels ensure the shooter won’t drop his or her weapon when conditions are slippery.

MLOK is a great platform for mounting any accessory while keeping weight down and a low profile on your weapon’s handguard. The problem shooter’s face is what to do with the real estate that’s left uncovered, slick, and swayed by extreme temperatures. DoubleStar has the solution with its Stronghold G10 MLOK Panels. Weighing in at 0.5 ounces per panel with mounting hardware and a length of 3.25 inches, these panels are CNC machined from the highest quality G10 to provide a textured surface on any MLOK handguard. MSRP for the G10 MLOK Panels is $39.99.

Stronghold Pistol Grip with G10 Panels Specifications:

  • Weight with Panels Installed: 6.2 oz.
  • Weight (Core Only): 1.9 oz.
  • Weight (Panels Each): 1.9 oz.
  • Length: 3.75”
  • Width: 1.625”
  • Grip Core: 6061 Aluminum
  • Finish: Hard Coat Anodized
  • Panels: High-Quality Textured G10
  • Color: Black and Red
  • MSRP: $99.99

For more information about DoubleStar, visit www.star15.com.

About DoubleStar Corp.:

DoubleStar Corp., located in Winchester, Kentucky, was formed when customers of J&T Distributing, a leading manufacturer and supplier of thousands of AR15 parts and accessories, requested complete rifles and pistols crafted from the same high-quality, U.S.-made components. DoubleStar now manufactures and supplies not only the commercial market but military and law enforcement forces across the world with rugged and dependable firearms. www.star15.com

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FLIR HAS EXPANDED ITS ONLINE STORE FOR THERMAL IMAGING AND NIGHT VISION PRODUCTS.

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FLIR has expanded its online store for thermal imaging and night vision products.


 

Now you can purchase even more directly from FLIR.com.

  • Thermal Imaging Monoculars & Bi-oculars
  • Thermal Imaging Dedicated & Clip-On Riflescopes
  • Night Vision Monoculars, Goggles, & Binoculars
  • Night Vision-dedicated & Clip-On Riflescopes
  • Direct View

Check out our full listing now.

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Rafael unveils new Artificial Intelligence and Deep-Learning technologies in SPICE-250 to enable Automatic Target Recognition

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June 2019 – Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. unveils it has successfully tested and demonstrated a new ATR (Automatic Target Recognition) capability for its SPICE-250 air-to-surface munition.

SPICE (250, 1000, 2000) is a family of stand-off, autonomous, air-to-ground weapon systems that attack targets with pinpoint accuracy and at high attack volumes, without depending on GPS navigation in GPS-denied environments.

SPICE-250 has a standoff range of 100 kilometers, and can be equipped with either general purpose or penetration 75kg class warhead.

This new and unique ATR capability is part of SPICE-250’s array of technologies which includes Automatic Target Acquisition (ATA) and Moving-Target-Detection homing modes, all of which are based on autonomous electro-optic Scene-Matching Algorithms.

The newly-unveiled ATR feature is a technological breakthrough, enabling SPICE-250 to effectively learn the specific target characteristics ahead of the strike, using advanced AI and deep-learning technologies.

During flight, the pilot selects the target type to be attacked and allocates a target to each weapon. The weapons are launched towards the vicinity of the targets, using their INS for initial navigation. When approaching the target area, the weapons use the ATR mode for detection and recognition of the targets. Each weapon homes-in on the pre-defined target, either autonomously or with a human-in-the-loop, aided by the ATR algorithm.

The combination of the increased loadout of SPICE-250, the unique homing methods for various scenarios, and the effective 75kg warhead, enables a high volume, autonomous and precise strike capability against multiple target types, with an assured very low collateral damage.

SPICE-250 uses a common aircraft interface and sophisticated Smart Quad Rack (SQR) which simplifies the effort needed for aircraft integration. Four SPICE-250 weapons are carried on each SQR. SPICE-250 can be directly mounted on light attack aircraft store stations, thanks to its small size and light weight.

SPICE is combat-proven with the Israeli Air Force and in operational service with a number of international customers.

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Savage MSR 10 Precision Best-In-Class and Competition-Worthy Right Out of the Box

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – June 10, 2019 – Savage’s new MSR 10 Precision rifle is loaded with features and ready to compete. Shipments of these firearms have been delivered to dealers.
This exciting extension of Savage’s MSR 10 lineup delivers match-winning accuracy with a stainless steel heavy barrel and 5R button rifling. It’s competition-worthy right out of the box with upgrades like an 18-inch Arca handguard, Magpul PRS stock and TangoDown Battlegrip Flip Grip, which quickly rotates from 24 degrees of rake to vertical. Its semi-automatic action is fed by a +2 gas system that can be adjusted for optimal cycling of your specific ammunition.

Features
• Stainless steel heavy barrel
• MSR 10 non-reciprocating side charging upper receiver
• Adjustable gas block with lock nut
• Two-stage trigger
• Magpul PRS stock
• 18-inch Arca handguard
• TangoDown Battlegrip Flip Grip
• Ambidextrous safety
• Red QD front sling mount

Part No. / Description / MSRP
22975 / MSR10 Precision 6mm Creedmoor, 22.5-inch barrel / $2,499
22974 / MSR10 Precision 6.5 Creedmoor, 22.5-inch barrel / $2,499
22973 / MSR10 Precision 308 Win., 22.5-inch barrel / $2,499

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German Precision Optics Offers Unmatched Industry Warranty: The Spectacular Lifetime Warranty™

RICHMOND, Va. (June 10, 2019) — German Precision Optics (GPO) USA has created an industry-leading Spectacular Lifetime Warranty that is simply unmatched in the industry and has clearly redefined the expectations from both customers and retailers.

With outstanding service, GPO will take care of any of its products at no charge to the owner, ever. If the product is not functioning properly, GPO USA will repair or replace it with a product that is in perfect working condition. The GPO USA Spectacular Lifetime Warranty applies to every GPO product bought in the USA, regardless of where you purchased it or how long you have owned it. The warranty is fully transferable. Additionally, if there is a problem with a product, customers can take it to their local retailer who can immediately replace it with a new functioning product, and GPO USA will replace the retailers product. This helps to build the relationship with the customer and the retailer, as the customer is not without his cherished GPO product.

“We believe the best warranty starts with having the very best product,” said Michael Jensen, owner and CEO. “Each and every one of our products are extensively tested in Germany before they are shipped here. We know the products are built to our high standards when they arrive.

“GPO USA stands behind its products so that customers have confidence and peace of mind when they choose one of our products,” Jensen said. “That is why we can offer such a remarkable warranty program.”

About GPO USA

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. Founded in 2016, GPO has its U.S. headquarters in Richmond, Va. For more information on GPO US visit www.gpo-usa.com or call 844-MY BINOS (844-692-4667).

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Winchester Ammunition Aligns with Sporting Classics TV with Chris Dorsey

 

 

New Series will Debut July 1 on Outdoor Channel

EAST ALTON, Ill. (June 10, 2019) –  Winchester Ammunition announced its sponsorship with the upcoming television series Sporting Classics with Chris Dorsey produced by Dorsey Pictures.  The series will premier July 1, 2019, on Outdoor Channel and brings one of America’s greatest adventure magazines to the television space, featuring the finest hunting and fishing destinations on Earth, as well as the best sporting equipment including Winchester Ammunition.
Sporting Classics TV will showcase epic sporting adventures with the highest production values in the genre to viewers across the US, Canada and throughout Europe via unprecedented television distribution in cable and satellite, syndication and through international affiliates as well as all manner of digital and OTT platforms,” said series host and executive producer Chris Dorsey.  “We are thrilled to have Winchester Ammunition as the ammunition sponsor forSporting Classics TV.  The series brings the best in the sporting world to the viewers at home, and Winchester Ammunition has always been the single leader in the industry, known for quality and performance. They are a perfect fit with the premium Sporting Classics brand.”
In addition to the television reach of the series, Sporting Classics magazine will run regular features from the TV production locations as well as
ads in every issue supporting the series along with regular updates from the Sporting Classics Daily and sportingclassics.com in addition to its extensive social platforms. 
Chris Dorsey is among the world’s most widely traveled sportsmen having hunted and fished on five continents and he’s served in board leadership and advisory roles of numerous conservation and sporting advocacy organizations. He’s a biologist, author of six books on outdoor subjects, is a past editor-in-chief of Sports Afield and Ducks Unlimited magazines and his work has appeared in most of the outdoor magazines in the English-speaking world as well as National Geographic, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and the Robb Report. He’s been called the ‘brandfather’ of outdoor television having launched 55 hunting and fishing series in addition to scores of other popular television programs for mainstream cable networks. 
Sporting Classics airs Saturdays at 12:30pm, Sundays at 11pm, Mondays at 3pm, and Thursdays at 11:30am (all times ET).  In the inaugural season, host Chris Dorsey will be joined by guests including General Walter Boomer and Emmy-winning actor Gerald McRaney, as well as a wide assortment of experts, family and friends.  A tease reel was recently uploaded to the Sporting Classics TVInstagram page
here.
Dorsey Pictures – A Red Arrow Studios Company — are the only producers in the outdoor industry named to Real Screen Magazine’s Global 100 List of the largest and best production companies.
For More Information on Winchester Ammunition, go to Winchester.com
For More Information on Sporting Classics TV or Dorsey Pictures, contact Kevin Fay kfay@dorseytv.com

About Winchester Ammunition
A world leader in delivering innovative products, Winchester is The American Legend, a brand built on integrity, hard work and a deep focus on its loyal customers. Learn more about the history of Winchester by visiting
Winchester.com Winchester Ammunition is a proud supporter of the NSSF’s Project ChildSafe. For more information on the Own It? Respect It. Secure It.SM Initiative, please log on to: www.NSSF.org/ORS

About Dorsey Pictures
Founded 20-years ago by Chris and Amy Dorsey, Dorsey Pictures has produced 55 series in the outdoor genre for ESPN, TNN, OLN/NBC Sports Network, Spike, Outdoor and Sportsman Channels. In addition, they’ve created dozens of outdoor-centric productions for mainstream networks including Discovery, National Geographic, History, Oxygen, WGN America, Nat Geo Wild, Travel, HGTV, DIY, Great American Country, and others.  The Castle Rock, CO – based company has produced more than 2,000 episodes of outdoor programming and has amassed a 100,000+ hour HD library of outdoor content from across the globe. Dorsey Pictures helped pioneer branded outdoor entertainment content with distribution strategies maximizing audience reach through cable, syndication, digital, social, and international reach. The company is part of Red Arrow Studios, a wholly owned subsidiary of ProSieben Sat1, Germany’s largest media company with 21 production companies, channel systems, and distribution affiliates throughout the world.

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Butler Creek ASAP Electronic Magazine Loader Now Shipping

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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – June 6, 2019 – Butler Creek, maker of smart, field-proven, hunting and shooting accessories, is excited to announce the ASAP Electronic Magazine Loader is now available at retailers online and in stores.

The .223/5.56 ASAP EML is the only product of its kind, and it is made with serious competitors and training facilities in mind. Users simply fill the 60 round hopper with loose .223/5.56 rounds, select the desired round count and press a button. The machine automatically orientates the ammunition and loads the magazine. Loading does not get any easier.

“The Butler Creek ASAP Electronic Magazine Loader is on the cutting edge,” said Will Hemeyer, Butler Creek Senior Product Manager. “The EML represents our commitment to exceeding the expectations of accessory products used for magazine loading. For those looking for a fast and easy way to load rounds, the Butler Creek Electronic Magazine Loader is the perfect choice.”

With an easy-to-set round selection menu from 1 to 40, the ASAP Electronic Magazine Loader is faster, more accurate and easier on the thumbs than hand-loading. It can load 30 rounds in 45 seconds, while users concentrate on other tasks or instruction. It works with most AR15/M16 magazines and offers dual power supply via an AC adapter or lithium-ion batteries. It has a MSRP of $442.95.

About Butler Creek
Butler Creek produces innovative, field-proven accessories that improve the shooting experience for hunters and tactical enthusiasts alike. The wide array of accessories are designed by shooters who know the value of quality and durability. With innovations that have expanded from the original Butler Creek Scope Caps, the product line now includes slings, straps, magazines and magazine loaders. To learn more, visit
www.butlercreek.com

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American Tactical Introduces the Purple GSG Firefly

 

 

 

(Summerville, SC ) – American Tactical, US manufacturer and world-wide importer of firearms, ammunition and tactical equipment, is happy to introduce the new Purple GSG Firefly.
Now available in purple, the GSG FireFly comes in threaded and non-threaded barrel models. It features a wear-resistant alloy frame outfitted with an integrated accessory rail. The slide features adjustable sights, and along with the rugged blowback system, fixed barrel and superior ergonomic grip.
The GSG FireFly delivers remarkable accuracy. Additional safeties include an internal locking device and slide mounted ambidextrous safety and de-cocker. It’s the perfect pistol to learn how to shoot with.
The Purple Firefly is chambered in .22 LR. It his available with a 4″ threaded barrel (GERG2210TFFL) or a 4.9″ non-threaded barrel (GERG2210FFL). The frame is zinc alloy over molded polymer and the slide is zinc alloy. It has a 10-rd. magazine capacity and an MSRP of $269.95.
For more information on products from American Tactical, visit
www.americantactical.us.

About American Tactical:
American Tactical is both an American manufacturer and a world wide importer of firearms, ammunition and tactical equipment to the United States of America. Offering customers a broad range of shooting sports and defense products, they search the globe to bring the best quality and prices to buyers. In addition, they manufacture many products in the United States to offer American-made options in their vast product lineup.

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THE FGX BALISONG TANTO IS HERE!

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FGX Balisong Tanto

FGX Balisong Tanto

Our new FGX Balisong is not a toy but it’s awfully hard to make yourself stop flipping it. Made entirely of Griv-Ex™ and other strategic non-metal materials, it’s a marvel of injection molding at a ridiculously low price. The double-edged blade features a sharp, reinforced point and sports a tanto edge that will cut to the bone! The handles and retaining latch have also been carefully engineered to give the necessary weight for hours and hours of flipping fun while remaining all business when it comes to strength and reliability.

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2019 Knife of the Year Award Winners Announced

Blade Magazine, the world’s number one knife magazine, has published the Blade 2019 Knife of the Year Awards and here they are:

American-Made Knife of the Year®: Microtech Socom Elite

Most Innovative American Design: Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight

 

Spyderco Manix 2 Black Plain Edge Knife

 

Most Innovative Imported Design: WE Knife .037

 

Best Buy of the Year: CRKT CEO

 

Investor/Collector Knife of the Year®: ProTech Warenski/Brend Masterpiece Custom

 

Manufacturing Quality Award: Chris Reeve Knives

 

Accessory of the Year: Outdoor Edge Para Spark

 

Collaboration of the Year: Casstrom/Lars Falt/CAS Iberia Lars Falt Lockback

 

Kitchen Knife of the Year®: Apogee Dragon Storm (set of 4)

Read the complete Blade article.

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Free Holster with Prepared Citizen Classic

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Upcoming Reviews

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At Shot Show 2019, in Las Vegas, Streamlight introduced its newest addition to the company’s highly successful TLR line of weapon mounted lights. The new light designated TLR VIR II combines visible and IR illumination with an IR aiming laser / designator. We’ll be reviewing the TLR VIR II in the coming weeks.

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Ken Onion, one of the most prolific knife designers in the country and CRKT teamed to introduce the Slacker and Onion  Helical. These lightweight and extremely fast flippers are sure to be the envy of your neighborhood Moyle.

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Images From SOFIC 2019

SOFIC ( Special Operations Force Industry Conference) is an annual conference held in Tampa, Florida. The event is organized by NDIA and USSOCOM, and it’s the premier SOF centric conference and exhibit  in the world. Exhibitors from all over the world show off their wares and attendees visit from every corner of the planet. The SOF community is looking for better, cheaper and faster ways to meet mission demands so exhibitors have the opportunity to interact with the SOF community and international press.

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Get Ready for Hunting Season at the SIG SAUER Academy with the Ballistic Data Xchange (BDX) Optics System Course

NEWINGTON, N.H., (June 6, 2019) –SIG SAUER Academy, the leading provider of the highest quality firearms instruction and tactical training in the world, is pleased to announce the addition of the Ballistic Data Xchange (BDX™) Optics System Course to the upcoming class schedule. 

Get Ready for Hunting Season at the SIG SAUER Academy with the Ballistic Data Xchange (BDX) Optics System Course

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

The BDX Optics System Course explores the practical understanding of the complete BDX system and its application for hunting, training, and competition for the precision scoped rifle shooter.  Students in this one-day course will learn how to operate the already easy to use BDX system, and apply their skills on the range with the BDX system shooting multiple targets at varying distances.

A complete BDX system will be provided to all class participants for hands-on-use and training.

The first offering of the Ballistic Data Xchange (BDX) Optics System Operator is June 18, 2019.  To register and review the course outline for Ballistic Data Xchange (BDX) Optics System, or review the comprehensive course offering for SIG SAUER Academy visit sigsaueracademy.com.

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:
sigsauer.com.

 

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Lucas Oil Outdoor Line to Attend Brownell’s "Eighty on 80" Sale Event

 

(Corona, CA) – Lucas Oil Outdoor Line, makers of the best quality outdoor industry lubricants available, is proud to be a part of Brownells “Eighty on 80” Anniversary Sale Event, celebrating eighty years at the I-80 location.
This year, Brownells celebrates 80 years of business at the headquarters location in Grinnell, IA. A special sale event will take place on Saturday, June 8 from 9 am to 6 pm at the Brownells Retail Store located at 3006 Brownells Parkway, in Grinnel. Professionals from Lucas Oil Outdoor Line and Brownells will be on-site performing free gun cleaning for attendees (limit 1 per person). Attendees will enjoy special pricing on all used firearms purchases, hourly giveaways, two mobile shooting ranges with complimentary ammo, BBQ from world-famous TV personality and pit master Moe Carson, meet and greet with YouTuber
Mrgunsngear and much more. Lucas Oil will have the Mobile Tactics 3-bay mobile shooting range on site. The “Eighty on 80” celebration event is easily accessible from Iowa I-80 Exit 182.
“We are very happy to be joining Brownells for the “Eighty on 80″ Anniversary Event,” says Lisa Marie Young, Business Development Manager for Lucas Outdoor Line. “We cherish our relationship with the Brownells family and look forward to celebrating this milestone with them. It will be a fun-filled day for all of us.”
Lucas Oil has been producing the best line of lubricants and additives available for over 30 years. They recently launched the Lucas Oil Outdoor Line for the hunter, sportsman or competitive shooter who is serious about their equipment and maintaining it properly. Lucas Oil’s unique proprietary formulas clean, protect and enhance the performance of firearms better than any other product on the market.
For more information about Lucas Oil Outdoor Line, visit
LucasOil.com.


About Lucas Oil:
Forrest and Charlotte started Lucas Oil Products with the simple philosophy of producing only the best line of lubricants and additives available anywhere. Since its inception, Lucas has steadfastly adhered to this corporate objective. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas has established itself as a top producer of oil, grease and additive products. The Lucas success story has been built upon hard work, an unparalleled line of premium products and an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. This single formula for success will continue to guide Lucas Oil Products as it grows in the years to come.

 

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Pulsar Extends Your Hunt with an Array of Battery Pack Systems

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Pulsar offers an array of battery pack options for devices from riflescopes to binoculars. Whether you’re a hunter or law enforcement officer, Pulsar will help continue your hunt into the night.

Battery Pack EPS

Pulsar’s rechargeable Battery Pack EPS is designed for digital devices, thermal imagers and night vision riflescopes, significantly extends the operational life of your unit. Battery Pack EPS5 (PL79112) features a 20-hour battery life and Battery EPS3I (PL79113) features a 9-hour battery life.

Battery Pack IPS & Charger

Revolutionize the way you use Helions, Trails and Accolades with the IPS Battery Pack. IPS Battery Packs provides quick and easy access to extended battery life. IPS5 (PL79114) provides up to 10 hours of battery while the IPS10 (PL79115) holds an outstanding 40 hours of life. The IPS Battery Charger (PL79164) will keep your units charged for hours. A quick-locking connection keeps your battery in place when charging and a LED indicator notifies users when their battery is fully charged.

DNV Battery Holder

Pulsar DNV Battery Holder is the perfect solution when your original battery pack runs low on battery. Keep the DNV Battery Holder (PL79116) on you to prevent loss of hunting time by simply inputting four standard AA batteries to power your device. The DNV Battery Holder and Battery Pack works perfectly with your Pulsar Quantum Thermal Monocular and Pulsar Forward DN55 DNV.

Battery Pack APS & Charger

APS 2 (PL79162) and APS 3 Battery Packs (PL79163) are rechargeable lithium-ion batteries for the Axion Thermal Monocular and Thermion Thermal Riflescope. APS battery packs feature a volt charge of up to 3.7V and include a battery indicator to notify when the battery is fully charged. The APS Battery Charger (PL79165) is a charging base for Pulsar’s APS battery pack systems. APS Chargers are compact for easy carrying and feature a secure, quick locking battery connection and a LED charge indication.

DNV Battery Double Pack

The Pulsar Double DNV Battery Pack is designed to power a Pulsar Forward DFA75, Forward DN55 Digital Monocular and Quantum Thermal Monocular. Simply insert the battery pack to increase operational time of your thermal or digital night vision unit with up to 6-hours of use on a full charge. Double DNV Battery Packs are IPX5 rated water-resistant, lightweight and offer reliability throughout the night.

If you are a dealer and want to speak to someone about pre-orders or becoming a new authorized Pulsar dealer, please contact sales@pulsarnv.com.

 

About Pulsar

Every Pulsar device is designed, manufactured and tested to ensure demanding professionals receive the most reliable, most advanced thermal and digital night vision performance the industry has to offer. The result of Pulsar’s commitment to industry-leading excellence is consistent world-class quality, precision engineering, seamless device operation and cutting-edge proprietary software. Pulsar produces an array of advanced optical devices designed for law enforcement, security, home defense and hunting applications, including thermal imaging and digital night vision monoculars and riflescopes, night vision binoculars and goggles, rangefinders, IR flashlights and related accessories. To learn more about Pulsar, visit www.pulsarnv.com. For media requests related to Pulsar, please email mediarelations@pulsarnv.com or call 817-225-0310.

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Longshot Target Cameras by TargetVision HAWK Spotting Scope Camera

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What do you get when you bring together a veteran, guys that love to shoot and CCTV experience? You get Longshot Target Cameras by TargetVision, a Texas company. Prior to Shot Show 2019, I had not heard of them but found myself intrigued by this young company. Little did I know that their products and technology would literally revolutionize the shooting experience.

Read my review…

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DoubleStar Adds the Cloak M-LOK Handguard 10” to its Lineup

When looking for the perfect M-LOK handguard to wrap around your barrel, look no further than the Cloak M-LOK Handguard from DoubleStar.

Winchester, Ky. (June 2019)DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles, pistols, and edged weapons, is pleased to announce the addition of its 10” Cloak M-LOK Handguard to its existing lineup, which also features 7” and 15.5”options. The slim, lightweight profile of the Cloak M-LOK Handguard 10” makes it comfortable for any shooter to use. The Made-in-America Cloak M-LOK Handguard 10” features two QD swivel pockets and MLOK slots on six sides, making it as versatile as the shooter needs. It was designed with two anti-rotation tabs to fit tightly with a MIL-SPEC receiver. Because the Cloak was designed to work with MIL-SPEC receivers, shooters with billet receivers will need to be sure the anti-rotation tabs will clear their receiver. The Cloak will not work with gas piston AR15 systems.

Cloak MLOK Handguard 10” Specifications:

  • Handguard Material: 6061 Aluminum
  • Barrel Nut Material: Heat Treated 4140
  • Length: 10”
  • Weight: 10.5 oz.
  • Inside Diameter: 1.3”
  • Outside Diameter: 1.55”
  • Finish: Hard Coat Anodized
  • Features: Two Integrated Quick Detach Swivel Pockets, Integrated Anti-Rotation Tabs, Free Floating
  • MSRP: $169.99

For more information about DoubleStar, visit www.star15.com.

About DoubleStar Corp.:

DoubleStar Corp., located in Winchester, Kentucky, was formed when customers of J&T Distributing, a leading manufacturer and supplier of thousands of AR15 parts and accessories, requested complete rifles and pistols crafted from the same high-quality, U.S.-made components. DoubleStar now manufactures and supplies not only the commercial market but military and law enforcement forces across the world with rugged and dependable firearms. www.star15.com

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Pulsar Offers a Full Line of Accessories for Your Favorite Products

 

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Pulsar offers a great line of accessories for your favorite thermal and digital night vision products for hunting, outdoor adventures, security and law enforcement. From head mounts to tools, Pulsar has what you need to step up your game.

NV Compact Head Mount

The Pulsar NV Compact Head Mount provides hands-free operation for the Pulsar Challenger monocular. The head mount is durable and lightweight while the adjustable strap allows a secure fit.

Pulsar Neck Strap

Keep your hands free with the new Pulsar Neck Strap. The neck strap is padded for a comfortable, extended wear while securing your monocular via a threaded screw. The Pulsar Neck Strap is compatible with the following models — Pulsar Quantum, Helion and Axion thermal monoculars.

Helion Flip-Up Phone Mount

The Helion Flip-Up Phone Mount allows you to connect your smart device and monocular when scouting. Stream through the Stream Vision app with Wi-Fi and easily place your mount onto a tripod to catch various angles. 

TSD1 Torque Screwdriver

The Pulsar TSD1 Torque Screwdriver is the perfect tool to prevent overtightening and stripping. Designed to help mount Pulsar DFA scope adapters, the screwdriver is constructed of a heavy-duty, ergonomically designed plastic T-handle, complete with finger grooves and a durable aluminum driver shaft.

About Pulsar

Every Pulsar device is designed, manufactured and tested to ensure demanding professionals receive the most reliable, most advanced thermal and digital night vision performance the industry has to offer. The result of Pulsar’s commitment to industry-leading excellence is consistent world-class quality, precision engineering, seamless device operation and cutting-edge proprietary software. Pulsar produces an array of advanced optical devices designed for law enforcement, security, home defense and hunting applications, including thermal imaging and digital night vision monoculars and riflescopes, night vision binoculars and goggles, rangefinders, IR flashlights and related accessories. To learn more about Pulsar, visit www.pulsarnv.com. For media requests related to Pulsar, please email mediarelations@pulsarnv.com or call 817-225-0310.

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Stealth Flash Hider Front Cap for Griffin Armament Pistol Suppressors

 

*NOTICE* Griffin Armament recommends all consumers interested in any NFA items (Silencers, wipes, or NFA firearms) seek their own legal counsel for advice pertaining to compliance with BATFE regulations. It is our limited understanding at the posting of this video that the manufacture of wipes is only legal for current FFL/SOT holders.

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WORK SHARP OUTDOOR, KEN ONION AND MORE JOIN FORCES TO "SHARPEN" 2019 BLADE SHOW

ASHLAND, Oregon (June 5, 2019) — Work Sharp Outdoor, the industry-leading manufacturer of knife and tool sharpeners, will showcase their new products and offer three opportunities for showgoers to explore the importance of legacy, preparedness, and success during the 38th annual BLADE Show, June 7-9, in Atlanta.
Featuring more than 1,000 exhibitors, the
BLADE Show is the world’s largest knife show. The show unites globally-recognized exhibitors under one roof to debut the latest and greatest in blades, knives, and outdoor gear.
“We’re honored to have earned a place among the Show’s top makers,” said Josh Warren, Work Sharp’s Product Expert and Stoke Ambassador. “A knife or tool is only as reliable as its sharpest edge. Knife sharpeners aren’t sexy to some people, but they play a critical role in ensuring we’re prepared for any job or outdoor adventure that comes our way.”
Work Sharp’s presence at the BLADE Show further illustrates the brand’s conviction that “
Sharp Matters.” As part of its commitment to legacy, preparedness, and success, Work Sharp is proud to offer the following show opportunities.

Legacy: Together with legendary knife maker Ken Onion and Columbia River Knife and Tool, Work Sharp will give away one limited edition CRKT knife and a Ken Onion Edition Knife and Tool Sharpener. Showgoers may visit Booth #312 to enter. The giveaway will take place on June 8, at 3:45 p.m. EST

Preparedness: Work Sharp joins BLADE Magazine field editor Dexter Ewing for two exclusive Blade U courses demonstrating how to sharpen any blade, no matter the shape or edge formation. These courses will take place:

  • June 7, from 1-2 p.m. EST in Room 103
  • June 8, from 1-2 p.m. EST in Room 104

Success: Work Sharp celebrates hall-of-fame knife maker Ken Onion with a special booth appearance. In addition to the critically acclaimed Ken Onion Edition Knife and Tool Sharpener, Onion has contributed designs with Shun, Kershaw, Zero Tolerance and Columbia River Knife & Tool. He continues to create highly sought-after custom knives from his grind shop in Kaneohe, Hawaii. Meet Ken Onion on June 8, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST, in Booth #312.

 

 

For more information about Work Sharp Outdoor, visit www.worksharptools.com.

Visit Work Sharp in Booth #312
at the 2019 BLADE Show, June 7-9, in Atlanta.

About Work Sharp Outdoor
Work Sharp Outdoor is a division of Darex, a 4th-generation, family-owned business in Ashland, Oregon. Darex has produced industry-leading sharpening tools for more than 45 years. Work Sharp’s complete line of manual and power sharpeners is trusted by hunters and craftsmen worldwide; its longstanding reputation is built on exceptional products that make sharpening faster and easier than other systems in the market, without compromising performance. Today, Darex is over 120 co-workers strong and has sold over 5 million sharpeners.

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TODAY WE CELEBRATE D-DAY AND THE GREATEST GENERATION

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