TRACT Optics Announces New TORIC 30mm Long Range Riflescopes


HUMMELSTOWN, Penn. – February 21, 2018 – TRACT Optics has released two new 30mm First Focal Plane (FFP) long range riflescopes in its flagship TORIC line. These offerings feature precision components and give consumers a world-class 30mm scope suitable for competitive or hunting-specific extreme long range shooting. The TORIC 30mm scopes are initially available in 4-20×50 with a Minute of Angle (MOA) or a Milliradian (MRAD) reticle at unbeatable no retail mark-up prices of $1,154.00.

TRACT’s TORIC line quickly established itself as an industry-leader with its Ultra High Definition optical system, SCHOTT HT (high transmission) glass, ED (Extra Low Dispersion) lens and a Fully Multi-Coated lens system. These combined features and technologies deliver incredibly sharp and bright images and offer superior light transmission values. The new 30mm also include a 5x zoom, one-piece 30mm main body tube, high-precision turrets, four inches of constant eye relief and a Glass Etched Reticle designed for superior performance with even the heaviest magnum calibers.

“We’re very excited for our new FFP 30mm long range scopes to hit the market,” said TRACT Co-Founder Jon LaCorte. “The emergence of extreme long-range shooting and hunting make this a natural expansion to our line. We combined over 40 years of optics industry experience to load these scopes up on features not available at these price points. Our 30mm TORIC options give shooters and hunters premium glass with the best features and high-end capabilities. Whether they’re competing in the Precision Rifle Series (PRS) or practicing for long-range big game hunting, our scopes are the perfect option.”

TRACT TORIC 30mm riflescopes stand out with superior light transmission values, especially in the blue and violet spectrum. The ED lens minimizes color fringing and provides ultra-sharp images in low light at higher magnifications. A locking turret with Multi Rotation Zero Stop features 20 MOA/10 MRAD per rotation. The scopes are waterproof, fogproof and purged with Argon gas. Each option features a First Focal Plane illuminated reticle with 11 intensity settings with on/off positions between each level.

The new scopes are compatible with TRACT’s custom turret system and allow the user to have turrets engraved to match specific cartridges or handloads. Matching loads to the new reticles is also easy as they are included in TRACT’s Impact Ballistic Resource Web Program.

Each scope is a matte graphite color with Type III anodizing, recoil tested to 1,000g, offers side focus parallax adjustment focuses from 25 yards to infinity and includes a 3” sunshade.

More information about the new 30mm TORIC options or the complete TRACT lineup is available at The website offers users and optics enthusiasts a comprehensive educational resource with blogs, videos and social media connections. Specific questions or inquiries can also be answered by calling 844-747-4928.

About TRACT Optics

TRACT Optics is an advanced brand and product line built 100% for the needs of today’s hunters and shooters. The company was born from decades of optics industry experience and has grown into a consumer-direct brand that offers the best quality, value and overall product support. TRACT offers a full line of binoculars and riflescopes for all disciplines of hunting and shooting. More information is available on the complete lineup at

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SIG SAUER Academy Instructor Dylan Kenneson Tactical Tip: Reflexive Instinctive Shooting

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The NTOA Announces Dates and Location for 35th Annual Law Enforcement Operations Conference and Trade Show

The conference will be held at the Wisconsin Convention Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Sept. 16 – 21, 2018.

Doylestown, Pa. (February 2018) – The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) is proud to announce the dates and location for its 35th Annual Law Enforcement Operations Conference & Trade Show. The conference will be held this year at the Wisconsin Convention Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from Sept. 16 – 21, 2018. The conference will be co-hosted by the Association of SWAT Personnel – Wisconsin.

The NTOA Law Enforcement Operations Conference brings together internationally renowned instructors, cutting-edge approaches to challenges faced by officers, a first-class trade show and the opportunity to network and learn from peers over a six-day period. The conference features more than 60 courses, including seminars and practical tracks, and several contemporary incident debriefs. Topics include leadership, team management, risk mitigation, current case law and emerging trends in tactics. Courses include Active Shooter and Less-Lethal Instructor Certifications, Police Sniper Response to a Public Venue, Patrol Counter Ambush, MAGNUS Leadership, and many more. The numerous debrief presentations will provide a firsthand look at lessons learned from recent real-world incidents.

The exhibit hall will house more than 250 top-notch vendors over a two-day period featuring the latest in law enforcement technology and equipment, including apparel, body armor/personal protection, communications, firearms and ammunition, fitness equipment, footwear, nylon gear, surveillance/electronics, TEMS gear, training equipment, vehicles and WMD. See a list of 2018 Exhibitors here:

Conference lodging in Milwaukee is now open. NTOA conference attendees can book their stay at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Hyatt Regency Milwaukee or the SpringHill Suites Milwaukee Downtown. Registration will be open soon. Keep updated on the latest conference announcements by following the NTOA on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information on the National Tactical Officers Association, visit www.ntoa.orgor call 800-279-9127. Join the NTOA today and start receiving the benefits of better training and stay on top of the ever-changing and challenging world of law enforcement.

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Parabon NanoLabs to Exhibit at 2018 CHIA Conference

The 2018 CHIA Conference will be held Feb. 27 – March 2, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Reston, Va. (February 2018) – Parabon® NanoLabs, a vertically integrated DNA technology company that develops next-gen forensic and therapeutic products, will be exhibiting the Parabon Snapshot® DNA Phenotyping Service at the 2018 CHIA Conference, hosted by the California Homicide Investigators Association, Feb. 27 – March 2, 2018, at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Snapshot is a revolutionary new forensic DNA analysis service that accurately predicts the physical appearance and ancestry of an unknown person from DNA. It can also determine kinship between DNA samples out to six degrees of relatedness. The Snapshot service can aid in generating investigative leads, narrowing suspect lists and identifying unknown remains.

The CHIA Conference attracts upwards of 800 homicide detectives, coroner investigators, crime scene technicians and prosecutors from across the nation. During this three-day event, the participants attend notable case presentations and training seminars. In addition, the conference provides a fertile environment for networking, individual case evaluations and discussions regarding the latest investigative techniques and technologies with some of the top investigators and prosecutors in the country.

The California Homicide Investigators Association is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1968 when homicide detectives from Los Angeles and San Francisco met over dinner to discuss the Zodiac Killer investigation. The simple dinner gathering grew into what is now the largest organization of homicide and death investigation professionals in the United States. Since its inception, the CHIA membership has grown to over 3,000 members that include law enforcement representatives from all over the United States and Canada. The association’s mission is to provide investigative support, training and network opportunities to homicide investigators, prosecutors and death investigation professionals throughout the western United States.

About Parabon NanoLabs, Inc:

Parabon® NanoLabs is a vertically integrated DNA technology company that develops next-generation forensic and therapeutic products, which leverage the enormous power of DNA.  Staffed by a uniquely qualified team of scientists and technologists, with expertise ranging from bioinformatics and chemistry to computer science and pharmacology, Parabon is bringing to market revolutionary new products and services made possible by recent advances in DNA sequencing, analysis and manufacturing technologies.

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Extrema Ratio Introduces The New Basic Folder BF0 R CD.

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It is a small Basic folder. Its handle produced in techno-polymer makes it light and resistant, also thanks to its steel internal frame. BF0 R CD employs the trustworthy LINER-LOCK blade blocking system. It keeps all BF0 characteristics improved with new High Speed Razor Opening System.

Available versions: BF0 R CD Desert with stone washed blade and hcs handle, BF0 R CD Stone Washed with stone washed blade and black handle.

Available in the best shops and on

Extrema Ratio S.a.s.
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Tel. +39 0574 584639 – Fax. +39 0574 581312

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Nighthawk Custom Lady Hawk 2 0 Nighthawk Custom

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Left Hand and Compact Models Join Savage’s Bolt-Action B Series

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – February 16, 2018 – Savage has expanded its B Series line of modern bolt-action rimfires with new left-handed and compact models built to fit smaller shooters. Shipments of these firearms are currently being delivered to dealers.
All B Series firearms have an ergonomically designed stock, higher comb, top tang safety and target-style, vertical pistol grip that allow shooters to hold the rifle in a more natural position that puts less pressure on the wrist.
Like the popular A Series rimfires, all B Series rifles feature a 10- round rotary magazine and the accuracy-boosting adjustable AccuTrigger. They also use thread-in zero tolerance headspacing similar to that found on Savage centerfire rifles to produce consistent accuracy.
Features & Benefits
• Now available in left-hand and compact models
• User-adjustable AccuTrigger
• 10-round rotary magazine
• Button-rifled barrel
• Modern, ergonomic composite stock
• Top tang safety
• Drilled and tapped for scope mounts
• Iron sights (22 LR only)
Part No. / Description / MSRP
B Series Left Hand
70840 / 17 HMR, 21-inch barrel / $299
70540 / 22 WMR, 21-inch barrel / $299
70240 / 22 LR, 21-inch barrel / $279
B Series Compact
70814 / 17 HMR, 18-inch barrel / $299
70514 / 22 WMR, 18-inch barrel / $299
70214 / 22 LR, 18-inch barrel / $279

Savage is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. To learn more about Savage, visit

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National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Releases the Winter Edition of The Tactical Edge

The complete professional journal of the law enforcement special operations community is now available to members of the NTOA.

Doylestown, Pa. (February 2018) – The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) is pleased to announce the winter edition of The Tactical Edge is now available. Widely considered to be the leading authority in tactical operations information, The Tactical Edge reaches more than 40,000 law enforcement officers throughout the United States, Canada and around the world.

Members-only features include “Impediments to Situational Awareness” by Bruce Liebe and “What Law Enforcement Needs to Know About Criminal Snipers” by Derrick Bartlett. Also featured is “The Dollars and Sense of Negotiating” by Jack Maxwell and Ronald Davis, and “Lessons in Leadership: Having Those Difficult Discussions” by Phil Hansen. The entire issue is available online to law enforcement officers who become a member of the NTOA.

The NTOA has also made several articles available online to nonmembers, including “Balancing High Operational Load While Sustaining Conditioning” by Shane Irving. In this article, Irving dives into how balancing operational needs while maintaining optimum human output capacity is a constant juggling act for law enforcement officers, and proposes several strategies to manage workforce fatigue and optimize physical performance. Also featured is “Active Shooter: Who Are We Preparing?” by Kenneth E. Lott. Lott recommends that law enforcement offer active shooter response training through public forums to educate civilians so that should they be in harm’s way, they will have the tools to prolong their own life or the lives of those around them, while providing emergency responders with more time to join the fight.

Other items of interest include a book review by Bob Ragsdale on Dennis Flynn’s “Held Hostage: Negotiating Life and Death for the Las Vegas Police Department,” the Executive Director’s message and a profile of NTOA Command College student Lt. Drew LeBlanc of Lafayette Parish (LA) Sheriff’s Office.

The Tactical Edge has been providing the law enforcement community with cutting edge, lifesaving information from leading experts for more than 30 years and is the winner of multiple awards, including the 2006 American In-House Design Award from Graphic Design USA and the 2013 APEX Award for Publication Excellence from Communications Concepts. It is published quarterly in February, May, August and November.

The Tactical Edge is seeking new content. If you have an area of expertise or would like to write about an incident, training technique, crisis negotiation or another topic, please contact Don’t be intimidated – The Tactical Edge editing team can help new writers through the article writing process. For submission guidelines,

For more information on the National Tactical Officers Association, visit or call 800-279-9127. Join the NTOA today and start receiving the benefits of better training and stay on top of the ever-changing and challenging world of law enforcement.

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Brownells Paul Levy’s Guided Tour Of The FN M249S

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MasterPiece Arms Introduces the MPA Micro Urban Tactical (MUT) Rifle

Designed for use when an ultra-compact platform with a minimal stored footprint is required.

MPA MUT Standard Rifle

Comer, Ga. (February 2018)MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA BA Rifles and Chassis Systems, is pleased to introduce the MPA Micro Urban Tactical (MUT) 308BA Rifle. This purpose driven rifle was designed to be used when an ultra-compact platform with a minimal stored footprint is required, all while achieving sub ½ MOA accuracy. Watch the video below:

Masterpiece Arms MPA MUT Rifle

Masterpiece Arms MPA MUT Rifle

The MPA Light Weight Chassis System is machined on MPA’s CNC Horizontal Machining Centers to exacting tolerances from 6061 aluminum. The v-bedding system provides additional clearance for glass bedding action and straight section of the barrel. The chassis also includes a built-in inclinometer, thumb notch, lower mounted Picatinny Rail and is spigot mount ready. The spigot mount is designed to be inserted in the front of the chassis to provide an extended distance between the front bipod and the rear support. A sling stud can replace the Picatinny rail if the customer desires.

The specially designed folding Compact Suppressor Ready (CSR) Buttstock comes with an adjustable length of pull and can store a suppressor up to 1.5″ in diameter (1.570″) and 8.5″ in length. This can take a suppressed rifle measuring up to 48″ in length and reduce the overall length to 23.5″ with the suppressor stored in the buttsock and folded/locked into a short barreled rifle (SBR) configuration.

The MPA MUT 308BA Rifle includes a precision gun drilled, reamed and honed Spencer / MPA rifle barrel made from 416RQ stainless steel. The hand lapped barrel is bore and land inspected on a video borescope. The chamber is indicated within 0.0001″ or less to the bore of the rifle. The Spiral Fluted One Piece Bolt with DLC coating is hand lapped and fitted to each individual action. The rifle is available as an SBR with a barrel length of 12.75″ or as a standard rifle with a barrel length of 16″ or longer.


MPA MUT 308BA Rifle Specifications:

  • Caliber: 308 Winchester (other calibers available)
  • Action: Curtis Custom Axiom Action
  • Action / Bolt Design: Remington® 700 Type
  • Bolt: Spiral Fluted One-Piece Bolt with DLC Coating
  • Chassis: MPA BA Lite Chassis with CSR Buttstock
  • Chassis Weight: 3.2 lbs.
  • Rifle Weight: Varies, 8.6 lbs.
  • Barrel: 416RQ Stainless Steel Spencer / MPA hand lapped barrel
  • Barrel Twist: 1:10 or 1:8
  • Barrel Length: 12.75″, 16″ or customer supplied
  • Barrel Muzzle Thread: 5/8-24 TPI
  • Barrel Profile: #5
  • Coating: Cerakote®
  • Length of Pull: 13.5 – 15″
  • Trigger: Trigger Tech
  • Trigger Pull: 1 – 3 lbs. (customer choice)
  • Magazine: AICS Mag Compatible (Five round Accurate/AICS Type magazine included)
  • MSRP: $3,025.00

The MPA MUT 308BA Rifle is available in the following colors: black, burnt bronze, flat dark earth, gunmetal, marine red, NRA blue, sniper green and tungsten. All chassis are Cerakoted in a multitude of colors. Solid colors are included. Custom Cerakote colors have a $135 upcharge for the chassis body and $65 for the barreled action.

MPA makes every effort to get the product to the customer as quickly as possible. Please allow six to 10 weeks before delivery from date of order as these are hand-built precision instruments and not production components.

For more information on MasterPiece Arms and their product line of rifles, chassis systems and accessories, visit

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Nikon Becomes Title Sponsor of the National Rifle League

Nikon Becomes Title Sponsor of the National Rifle League

Melville, NY (February 20, 2018) – Nikon has announced that it will become the first-ever Title Sponsor of the NRL (National Rifle League) for the approaching 2018 season. The NRL Presented by Nikon will host 15 national-level precision rifle matches beginning February 23, 2018, and the season will culminate at the NRL Presented by Nikon Championships October 19-21, 2018.

Nikon celebrated its 100th Year Anniversary in 2017 with the introduction of its flagship BLACK precision optics line and has more than doubled the size of the line for 2018. The new BLACK FX1000 match grade FFP riflescope and BLACK RANGEX 4K 4,000 yard rangefinder—combined with the NRL Title Sponsorship—demonstrate Nikon’s commitment to the competitive shooting sports.

According to Nikon’s Sr. Manager; SRO Sales & Operations, Jeremy Bentham, “Nikon is proud to be partnering with the NRL for 2018 and we are looking forward to working to promote the sport together.” The NRL is recognized for its support of competitive rifle shooting and of the athletes who are participants.

“Nikon is a world-renowned optics manufacturer and with the introduction of the new BLACK line we are thrilled to have the opportunity to work together to help grow the precision rifle sports. We could not be more excited to be partnered with Nikon in 2018 and look forward to a very successful season,” stated Travis Ishida, President of the National Rifle League.

About Nikon

Nikon Inc. is the U.S. distributor of Nikon sports and recreational optics, world-renowned Nikon 35mm cameras, digital cameras, speedlights and accessories, Nikkor lenses and electronic imaging products.

For more information on Nikon’s full line of Riflescopes, Reflex/Red Dot Sights, Binoculars, Rangefinder Binocular, Fieldscopes, and Laser Rangefinders, visit:

About National Rifle League

National Rifle League is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the growth and education of precision rifle shooting through a range of outdoors-related public interest activities. These activities are designed to develop marksmanship skills for those participating in the shooting sports, and to educate the public about firearm safety.

Its mission is to enable growth in the competitive shooting sports, for those who have aspiration for their communities, their businesses, families, and themselves. National Rifle League supports them on their journey from ambition to achievement. And therefore, it is so proud to support match directors and competitive shooting athletes as they represent all of us over the United States. For more information, please visit:

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New Light Features Convenient Spot-to-Flood Lighting

EAGLEVILLE, PA, February 20, 2018 – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting, launched the Streamlight® Jr. F-STOPTM, an ultra-compact 2AA alkaline penlight that allows users to smoothly transition between spot and flood beams to meet both close-up and area lighting needs.

The Streamlight Jr. F-STOP’s adjustable focus allows users to transition the beam from a piercing spot light to a smooth flood pattern by simply sliding the flashlight’s bezel.  

“The Streamlight Jr. F-STOP is lightweight, easy to carry and offers versatile spot-to-flood lighting to cover every need, from task lighting such as automotive repairs and equipment checks to area workplace lighting requirements,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen.  “It’s compact, fits into a holster or clips onto your pocket, and uses easily sourced AA batteries.”

The new light features the latest in power LED technology.  It provides 220 lumens, 5,600 candela, and a 150-meter beam distance on the spot setting. The flood setting offers 250 lumens, 360 candela, and a 38-meter beam distance.

The Streamlight Jr. F-STOP runs on two AA alkaline or lithium (L91) cell batteries. With alkaline batteries, its run time is 6 hours; 10 hours with (L91) lithium cell batteries.

Featuring a machined aluminum case with a non-slip knurled grip, the Streamlight Jr. F-STOP weighs 4.4 ounces with alkaline batteries and measures 6.5 inches in length. It is IPX4-rated for water-resistant operation and is impact-resistant tested to one meter.

The light is packaged with a black nylon flapless holster and comes with a removable pocket clip.

The Streamlight Jr. F-STOP has an MSRP of $55.08 and comes with Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime warranty.

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Phoenix Weaponry’s Integrally Suppressed 338-06 Rifle

Phoenix Weaponry’s Integrally Suppressed 338-06 Rifle

Introducing Phoenix Weaponry’s integrally suppressed hunting rifle.

This is your opportunity to shoot the heavy loads and high velocities in the field without paying the price with your hearing.  None of us like spending the next three days wondering if there is a phone ringing somewhere.  This rifle has been developed around the venerable and highly tuned Remington 700 action with a PTG fluted bolt and a tactical bolt knob (Other actions can be used in this build, and can be requested and quoted at time of order).   At the core of this integrally suppressed assembly is an air gauged 24” custom Douglas barrel blank which has been mated with a titanium suppressor core and sleeve in order to maintain the lightest weight and highest durability possible for a functional hunting rifle that has been designed to be comfortably carried in the field all day.  Overall weight of the rifle as built in .338-06 is just under 8 lbs., less optics.  This rifle is built for long range delivery and as such is supplied with a 20 MOA rail and a custom Bell and Carlson stock that has been inlet and glass bedded for superior accuracy.  Not only is the rifle quiet, it is remarkably accurate, and consistently shoots sub MOA.  Available in just about any caliber imaginable.

While this is a standard rifle, we will be happy to custom build it any way you would like, or likewise convert your current rifle to this integrally suppressed platform just by contacting us directly so we can help you realize your dream.  You can reach us here during normal business hours at (720) 340-2496, or submit an inquiry

You can read more about our Integrally Suppressed 338-06 rifle HERE

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At the top of my list is Glock’s 19X, which is visually attractive and comes with all of the right bells and whistles to make it an exceptional offering from Glock. The company has improved the grip texture, added a “real” lanyard loop, extended the slide stop lever, forgot all about the external safety and included the Glock marksman barrel. I had the opportunity to run through a couple of magazines on Range Day and fell in love with the pistol.


Number 2 on my list is SIG SAUER’s new P365. This is the pistol the industry sees as the Glock 43 slayer. The P365 embodies SIG commitment to excellence in a package that’s chambered in 9 mm with a 10 +1 capacity. SIG’s micro-compact offering has front and rear slide serrations, excellent grip and a very nice trigger. The P365 will give Glock 43 a run for its money, no question about it.


Third on my list and a close tie with SIG’s P365 is Walther’s PPS M2. This pistol is classic Walther! Extraordinary ergonomics everything from the grip to the front and rear slide serrations scream Walther Arms. The trigger is easily the best out of the box trigger of any pistol on the market. I particularly liked the oversized rear sight which makes it easier to perform a charging operation should one hand be disabled. Metal sights, extended magazine release and 3 magazine options are just icing on this cake. In live fire, the PPS M2 is comfortable and controllable and its excellent trigger makes it a joy to shoot.


Fourth, is Beretta’s APX. Grasping a Beretta APX is like putting on a tailor made suit, everything fits just right, even its aggressive slide serrations are extremely well implemented and make slide manipulations very smooth. I could have done without the somewhat aggressive finger grooves but that was more than compensated for by Beretta’s decision to serialize the trigger group and not the frame. Their choice makes it possible to change frame sizes and colors along with opening the doors to caliber changes using the same serialized trigger group. I’ve heard complaints about APX’s striker deactivator and the take down procedure which are quite candidly petty. The mechanism is designed to prevent disassembly of the pistol if the striker is still loaded (under spring pressure) thus eliminating the possibility of releasing the striker on a potentially loaded chamber. The APX is chambered in 9mm and offers a 17+1 capacity. Beretta is also making the APX in a .40S&W with a 15+1 capacity. The APX is a superb full size offering suitable for both LE and military application.


The number five spot goes to Heckler & Koch’s VP9 Tactical. This version is identical to the rest of the VP line with the only difference being the threaded polygonal bore profile minus the traditional o-ring. The trigger is excellent and typical of the VP series. Again, the finger grooves did not float my boat but that was compensated for by the inclusion of the rear cocking supports. When operating the VP with a glove hand the cocking supports come in very handy. All controls are fully ambidextrous . The VP9 Tactical is available in 15+1 9mm and 13+1 .40S&W configurations. An excellent pistol in all respects.

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Our Thoughts on the Parkland School Shootings

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The Parkland school shootings stand as a national tragedy. Seventeen lives were snuffed out and fourteen others injured through the actions of a criminal who’s sole desire was to elevate his self esteem. Our heartfelt condolences go out to those students and family members who lost a friend, classmate or sibling.

Where have we gone to as a society? I grew up  in a time when an individual of legal age could walk into a store and purchase a firearm and ammunition by simply presenting a government issued i.d. There were no mass killings. If you had a problem with someone at school, it was usually resolved with a face to face encounter behind the bleachers, but what  troubles me even more than our current social fabric is the prosaic exploitation of a national tragedy to advance a political agenda.

Readers, if the availability of guns were a valid causation for violence,  there would have been mass shootings when I was growing up but there were none that I can think of. What the hell has gone wrong? We have more gun legislation and restrictions than ever before yet we experience these senseless acts of violence. Guns aren’t the drivers behind a behavior that trivializes human life. Enter technology.

Over the years, responsible parenting has been disappearing; increasingly, mothers and fathers have substituted active parental supervision with laptops, PlayStations, and smartphones all of which can either be enablers, or the gates of hell. Social media interactions has replaced human interaction and social media has been weaponized to hurt and malign. It’s become more important to get a large number of likes than it is to develop people skills.

Kids, of all ages are vulnerable because of their lack of cognitive skills to assess and process what they are being exposed to on the world wide web, and without continuous and intrusive parental supervision they are rudderless and vulnerable to toxic ideas and affiliations. Online, unsupervised kids can receive instruction on building explosive devices, identify soft targets, tactics, or even recruited.  This is today’s environment. So, how do we protect our most vulnerable from potential carnage?

You do what the Israelis have successfully done, identify and harden soft targets. Restricting guns or gun types are ineffective when the perpetrator can go on Facebook and learn how to construct a pressure cooker bomb. Remember what economics teaches us, when you are hungry and can’t find a hamburger you’ll eat a hot dog – they call it substitution. Substitution is not an excuse it is functional and very real! The change we are looking for does not start with Congress it starts at home with moms and dads.

Our prayers go out to your friends, classmates and families !

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The New Kalashnikov Assault Rifle AK-15 In Action!

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World of Beretta T.V. Features John Chapman on Shooting While on Your Back


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Steyr Arms Kicks Off Its New Training Academy

BESSEMER, Ala. (Feb. 15, 2018) — Steyr Arms has announced the first 2018 dates for the new Steyr Arms Training Academy at the company’s headquarters in Bessemer, Ala. Led by Academy Director Eduardo Abril de Fontcuberta, the first two courses, SPR-I (Steyr Precision Rifle) and SPA (Steyr Precision Armorer), will be conducted March 9 through 11 and March 30 through April 1, respectively, with more courses slated for May.

Fontcuberta, a native of Spain, is a world champion long-range competitor with more than 25 years of experience as a military and law enforcement sniper trainer and armorer. His name is probably most recognizable from his frequent writing in national firearm magazines and his book, 100+ Sniper Exercises. In order to provide more personal-trainer-like sessions with ample individual instruction, Fontcuberta is limiting each of the three-day courses to a maximum seven students. Each of the courses will provide students with a total of more than 24 hours of intensive instruction.

The SPR-I course is meant to provide students with theoretical knowledge, shooting practice and the ballistic skills needed to reach each Steyr rifle’s accuracy potential. The course covers the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship, creation of extremely accurate paper and electronic tables, as well as understanding of how different factors affect shooting. During the dynamic classroom sessions as well as range practice, Fontcuberta will adapt to the students’ needs while covering all the components of successful long-range shooting, including equipment selection and refinement, proper zeroing techniques, zero-distance selection, scope and rifle accuracy testing, wind estimation, new hardware, and ballistics know-how and software options. A Steyr Logbook is also included with the course. Students who don’t own a Steyr rifle prior to the course can rent a Steyr Pro THB rifle, and other rifle models will be available on request. By the end of the course, students will be able to operate on their own with supreme confidence when shooting targets or hunting.

Rather than a typical parts-replacement class, the SPA course focuses on the art of assembling and maintaining a precision rifle to include all special needs, optics, ammunition, and complex adjustments. Fontcuberta will provide students the knowledge to gain 100-percent effectiveness from their Steyr precision rifles, as well as complete repairs and keep them performing at competition/sniper standards. The course will cover all the maintenance, replacement, disassembly and re-assembly procedures, trigger adjustment and even barrel changes. Students will also learn about scope-rail selection, scope-base types, proper mounting of optics and night-vision systems and advanced stock adjustment and how to test and evaluate a scope system. In addition, the course will cover advanced zero procedures for armorers, no-shooting field zero and how to create custom tables adapted to the scope, ammunition and performance for each individual rifle setup. Students will also be able to test-fire their work both at Steyr’s indoor test range as well as on a 600-yard outdoor range.

Tuition for each course is $995, and Fontcuberta has plans for future courses that will focus on other Steyr firearms platforms and their employment. For more information on the Steyr Arms Training Academy and the courses offered, visit

Established in 1864, Steyr Mannlicher, GmbH, is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious firearms manufacturers. Steyr’s comprehensive lines of premium hunting rifles and precision sporting and tactical firearms are technically mature, and their subtle elegance also communicates the harmony between appearance and substance. Steyr’s legendary SBS actions and cold-hammer-forged barrels are distinctive and unparalleled. Steyr Arms is the subsidiary headquarters of Steyr Mannlicher in the U.S., and it is also the exclusive importer for Merkel firearms, JAGDHUND and X JAGD apparel. For more information, contact Steyr Arms at 2530 Morgan Rd., Bessemer, AL 35022; call (205) 417-8644; or visit

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MasterPiece Arms Introduces the MPA BA Hybrid Chassis

From hunting to F-Class and everything in between, the MPA BA Hybrid Chassis provides a light platform that can be customized to the shooter’s needs.

Comer, Ga. (February 2018)MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA BA Rifles and Chassis Systems, is pleased to introduce the MPA BA Hybrid Chassis. Based on the highly successful BA Chassis System, the Hybrid Chassis base weighs in at just below 3 lbs. It has been designed to give the shooter a variety of different applications in which his or her rifle can be used, whether it be for different hunting scenarios or for competing in F-Class (FTR), where weight restriction on the overall weight of the rifle assembly is a vital factor. Watch the YouTube video below:

Masterpiece Arms MPA Hybrid Chassis

Masterpiece Arms MPA Hybrid Chassis

“We wanted to come up with a chassis that had the footprint of our standard BA Chassis but was lighter than our BA Lite Chassis. We’ve extended the forend and have made it lighter. We call it the Hybrid because it gives the shooter the ability to utilize this chassis in a number of different applications and can also can be modified for weight by using our new Weight Tuning System,” said Phil Cashin, president of MasterPiece Arms.

For the shooter who wants to use all the many benefits the Hybrid offers for hunting applications, it provides the reduced weight needed, whether hunting white tail from a tree stand or blind or hiking deep into the back country. The weight of the chassis will not be a limiting factor. For the F-Class shooter, this ultra-precision chassis allows for more weight to be placed onto other areas of the rifle, providing the shooter with his or her desired accuracy performance without being hamstrung due to the weight of the stock.

The Precision Rifle Series (PRS) shooter can also utilize all the game changing technology MPA includes in the chassis design that has propelled MPA to the most used rifle stock or chassis by the best shooters in the PRS (according to the 2017 PRS Finale Gear Survey). One incredible enhancement that can be added to the Hybrid design is the MPA Weight Tuning System. This gives the shooter the ability to take this 2.9 lbs. chassis and increase the weight up to 7 lbs., as well as alter the balance point of the rifle assembly.

The chassis is machined on MPA’s CNC Horizontal Machining Centers to exacting tolerances from 6061 aluminum. MPA’s unique pocketing system reduces weight and increases the structural integrity of the chassis. At an astonishing 2.9 lbs. with no recoil pad, this unique chassis system provides a super precise platform for the Remington 700 Short and Long (and all deviants, such as Curtis Custom, Stillers TAC, Surgeon 591, Mausingfield, Kelbys, Impact Precision, Big Horn and many others), Savage and Howa Short or Long Actions, Tikka Short Action (T3) and Badger M2013. New inlets are being added frequently.

The MPA produced buttstock includes an adjustable length of pull, recoil pad with height and cant adjustment and adjustable cheek riser. The upper night vision bridge can be added as an accessory and provides a seat for a Picatinny rail. A matching rail is mounted to the bottom of the chassis, giving the shooter plenty of rail space for a variety of enhancements.

MPA BA Hybrid Chassis Specifications:

  • V-Bedding System
  • EVG Pistol Grip
  • Bag Rider
  • Lower Picatinny Rail
  • Multiple QD Sling Swivel Locations
  • User Located Side Rails (option)
  • Adjustable Length of Pull: 13.5 – 14.75″ (shorter or longer LOP available upon request)
  • Recoil Pad is Adjustable for Height and Cant
  • Built-In Leveling System (inclinometer)
  • Machined Thumb Notch
  • Compatible with any AICS type magazine (mag not included)
  • Weight: 2.9 lbs. (without recoil pad. There are a variety of recoil pads available.)
  • MSRP starts at $825.00

The MPA Hybrid Chassis is available in black, burnt bronze, flat dark earth, gunmetal, marine red, NRA blue, sniper green and tungsten. All chassis are Cerakoted® in a multitude of colors. Solid colors are included. Custom Cerakote colors have a $135 upcharge for the chassis body and $65 for the barreled action.

MPA makes every effort to get the product to the customer as quickly as possible. Please allow eight to 12 weeks before delivery from date of order as these are hand-built precision instruments and not production components.

For more information on MasterPiece Arms and their product line of rifles, chassis systems and accessories, visit

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Brightest Addition to Tactical Light Series Offers 3,500 Lumens, Multi-Fuel Options

EAGLEVILLE, PA, February 15, 2018 – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, introduced the ProTac® HL 5-X USB rechargeable system, the newest and brightest addition to the ProTac® series of tactical lights.  Delivering up to 3,500 lumens, the new light comes with two of Streamlight’s new 18650 lithium ion batteries with an integrated micro USB charging port and a charge cord.  A ProTac HL 5-X with four CR123A batteries is also available.

The ProTac HL 5-X USB offers three selectable programs and is powered by either two rechargeable 18650 USB batteries or four 3-volt CR123A lithium disposable batteries. This multi-fuel capability enables users to charge the light on the go, or insert cell batteries when a charging source is not available.

“The ProTac HL 5-X USB is one of the brightest tactical lights on the market, with flexible battery options for every situation,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen. “The ideal hand-held flood light, the ProTac HL 5-X USB lets you see what is all around you, including hard-to-reach perimeters and corners.”

The ProTac HL 5-X USB uses the latest in power LED technology for extreme brightness.  When using 18650 batteries, it delivers 3,500 lumens on high, and a run time of one hour and 15 minutes. It also provides 2,500 lumens and a run time of 1 hour and 30 minutes on the high setting when using CR123A batteries.  Run times on low are 10 hours and 30 minutes, and 11 hours and 30 minutes, respectively.

The light features a TEN-TAP® programmable switch, which allows for user selection from among three programs: high/strobe/low (factory default); high only; or low/medium/high.

Fabricated from 6000 series machined aircraft aluminum with an anodized finish, the ProTac HL 5-X USB features a multi-function, push-button tactical tail switch that permits one-handed operation. It also has a “sure grip” rubber sleeve to ensure users never lose their grip.

The ProTac HL 5-X USB is 9.53 inches in length and weighs 1 pound, 2.4 ounces with four CR123A batteries and 1 pound, 3.4 ounces with two 18650 rechargeable batteries.  The light has an IPX7-rated design for waterproof operation to one meter for 30 minutes, and is impact resistance-tested to one meter.

Available in black, the ProTac  HL 5-X USB and the ProTac HL 5-X have MSRPs of $175.00 and $145.00, respectively.  Both come with a lanyard and Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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Savage Gives Hunters Field-Ready Combo Package with New 110 Engage Hunter XP

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – February 15, 2018 – Savage is pleased to offer hunters and other serious shooters a new field-ready rifle-and-optics package that combines the company’s proven Model 110 platform with a factory-mounted, bore-sighted Bushnell Engage scope. Shipments of these firearms are currently being delivered to dealers.
Length-of-pull on the 110 Engage Hunter XP is easily customized to fit any shooter for comfort and consistency, and the user-adjustable AccuTrigger provides a light, crisp pull. The rifle’s improved ergonomics get even more accuracy from its legendary 110 action, floating bolt head, and thread-in, zero-tolerance headspace system, while the optic’s drop-compensating reticle makes it easier to place precise shots at longer ranges.
Features & Benefits
• Adjustable length-of-pull
• User-adjustable AccuTrigger
• New Model 110 design and ergonomics
• Detachable box magazine
• Black synthetic stock
• Matte blued barrel
• Weaver Grand Slam rings and bases
• Bushnell Engage 3-9x40mm scope with drop-compensating reticle, mounted and boresighted
Part No. / Description / MSRP
57010 / 243 Win., 22-inch barrel / $629
57011 / 6.5 Creedmoor, 22-inch barrel / $629
57012 / 7mm-08 Rem., 22-inch barrel / $629
57013 / 260 Rem., 22-inch barrel / $629
57014 / 308 Win., 22-inch barrel / $629
57015 / 270 WSM, 24-inch barrel / $629
57016 / 300 WSM, 24-inch barrel / $629
57017 / 338 Federal, 22-inch barrel / $629
57027 / 25-06 Rem., 22-inch barrel / $629
57028 / 270 Win. 22-inch barrel / $629
57029 / 6.5X284 NORMA, 24-inch barrel / $629
57030 / 30-06 Sprg., 22-inch barrel / $629
57031 / 7mm Rem. Mag., 24-inch barrel / $629
57032 / 300 Win. Mag., 24-inch barrel / $629
57033 / 338 Win. Mag., 24-inch barrel / $629
57144 / 280 Ackley Improved, 22-inch barrel / $629
Savage is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. To learn more about Savage, visit

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The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Delivers Successful Sold-Out Training Sessions at SHOT Show 2018

The NTOA offered four sold-out sessions and co-hosted a very well attended full day of critical incident debriefs during SHOT Show’s Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP).

Doylestown, Pa. (February 2018) – The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) is pleased to announce its four NTOA training sessions offered at SHOT Show 2018, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 23-26, 2018, were some of the most highly demanded sessions available, selling out well before the show debuted. The NTOA also teamed up with SHOT Show to co-host a very well attended full day of critical incident debriefs taught by subject matter experts from around the United States.

The NTOA taught four seminars on current hot topics, including Top Tactical Concepts for Law Enforcement Operations, Active Shooter Update and the Advanced Police Officer, Law Enforcement Response to Suicidal Subjects and The Future of Tactical Patrol Operations.

“Year after year we see our sessions sell out during the Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) portion of SHOT Show, which demonstrates that the demand for quality, credible and proven training tactics is only increasing. We are honored to be included in this effort and are happy to contribute to the ultimate goal of enhancing the performance and professional status of our law enforcement brethren through our training resources. We look forward to coming back to LEEP in 2019 with even more dynamic sessions,” remarked Don Kester, the NTOA’s Director of Training and Education.

As part of LEEP, participants receive a certificate of attendance upon completion, confirming course participation and documenting their training. The LEEP program focuses on the most contemporary law enforcement challenges and technology advancements.

The NTOA is proud to offer training sessions during the annual SHOT Show and contribute to the law enforcement attendance rise year after year. This year’s SHOT Show saw the addition of a fourth NTOA training session (up from three in 2017), as well as the newly added full day of critical incident debriefs, and continued demand for more information and sessions from its attendees.

For more information on the National Tactical Officers Association, visit or call 800-279-9127. Join the NTOA today and start receiving the benefits of better training and stay on top of the ever-changing and challenging world of law enforcement.

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Mini Me, Trojans and Collusion

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It’s Friday and time for our shoot the shit. I just got over the flu and I must tell you, you don’t want to go through this. Where did I pick it up? On a crowded flight back from Las Vegas. Two morons coughing up a storm without covering their mouths and an airline that didn’t offer them a face mask.

This is our first shoot the shit for the year. We do this because we want to keep you from paying $150, or more, per hour to a jackass who studied psychology because they could bullshit their way through class or wanted to understand themselves. Readers wishing to participate, can make unsupported statements, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone they wish or change the subject altogether. You can’t beat that with a stick, so let’s get started.

There’s so much crap to talk about that its hard to pick one or two topics to dissect and have some fun with, but we’ll role with a couple you may find interesting.

The 2018 Winter Olympics kicked off in PyeongChang, South Korea and after observing the sitting arrangements, I have to believe the U.S. Secret Service was freaking out…

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Sitting behind Vice President Pence was none other than Kim Jung Un’s (a.k.a. Mini Me) sister, Kim Yo Jong – who is a good looking chick! Knowing how Kim Jung Un took out his half-brother, she could have taken the V.P. out with a VX gas vaginal discharge or through the expulsion of intestinal putrefaction. I wonder who was responsible for that arrangement?

If that’s not enough for you, have you seen the Trojan Bareskin Valentine’s Day commercial? Whoever came up with this should be using them as hats or water balloon party favors!

Last but not least is the Russian collusion saga. Everybody has a theory, if this isn’t a total cluster-hump I don’t know what is. Here’s our analysis…

  1. Any idea that Russia was conspiring against Hillary Clinton is nonsense. The Russians had the Clintons already compromised. Bill Clinton’s $500,000 speaking engagement in Russia and the $140,000,000 foundation donation after the Uranium transaction while Hillary Clinton was at State made the Clinton’s far more pliable than Donald J Trump. The only possible reason why Russia would try to sabotage Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Campaign is payback for U.S. intervention in the Ukraine – recall our attempt to depose Viktor Yanukovych.
  2. Christopher Steele is a fall guy. Mr. Steele was recruited solely because  his MI6 curriculum vitae allowed him to feed the FBI a phony dossier, and made it possible for him to leak information to the media with credibility under auspices of “working” for the FBI. Making that feeding easier is the fact that, allegedly, senior DOJ and FBI officials were plainly anti-Trump. Furthermore, it’s quite likely that Steele also seeded social media to create the illusion of direct Russian intervention. Adding to this already complex equation was knowledge that Mr. Steele’s extradition and questioning by U.S. lawmakers was unlikely to occur.
  3. The Russians have always had very active clandestine operations and it is quite possible they observed and possibly attempted to influence public opinion in our 2016 election, but no more so than any other nation state in the course of conducting foreign policy agendas.

What I find interesting with the entire collision / interference idea is that at no time, prior to the 2016 election, have voters been informed of possible interference in U.S. elections by foreign powers. Collusion and interference allegations only surface in 2016. If Russia and other foreign powers have been interfering for some time with our electoral processes, one should think officials would have exposed that activity to American voters; yet it only surfaces in 2016. Go figure!

I’ll end by reminding citizens of Obi Wan Kenobi’s line from the Starwars film “A New Hope”, circa 1977…

These aren’t the droids you’re looking for. He can go about his business. Move along…

Stay alert, stay engaged and have a great weekend. Spend some quality time with your buds and family.

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PGM Precision Is Now Offering a 6.5 Creedmore Chambering

The strong points that make this caliber a small revolution are:

  • Low recoil
  • High accuracy
  • High ballistic coefficient
  • Supersonic beyond 1200 m!
  • Works in the magazine of the Ultima Ratio

In addition, the components are easy to find and several major manufacturers offer Match-quality manufactured ammunition at a reasonable price. Available from now on in Intervention barrel.

Power up your Ultima Ratio or Ludis with this caliber specially designed for long distance shooting!

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Adaptive Tactical Releases its ‘Orange Less Lethal’ EX Performance Forend and Adjustable Style Stock for Mossberg® Shotguns

Optimized and readily identifiable for “less lethal” law enforcement applications, Adaptive Tactical is currently the only company offering a less than lethal stock in an adjustable stock configuration.

Nampa, Idaho (February 2018)Adaptive Tactical, LLC, manufacturers of innovative firearm stocks and accessories, has released its new ‘Orange Less Lethal’ EX Performance Forend and Adjustable Style Stock compatible with Mossberg® 500, 88 and 590 series 12g pump shotguns. This is a requested follow up to the ‘Orange Less Lethal’ EX Performance Forend and Adjustable Style Stock for the Remington® 870 12g pump shotgun model, which was released in 2017. The highly visible bright orange easily marks the shotgun for use in ‘less lethal’ law enforcement applications, while the adjustable stock feature is ideal for compact storage in vehicles. It also provides a better fit for all officer sizes.

“Currently, we are the only company on the market making less than lethal stocks in an adjustable stock configuration, and that is a responsibility and honor we do not take lightly. Law enforcement and security professionals, as well as members of the military, have one of the most important jobs: to keep us safe and protect us from harm. We listen to our customers and create products they demand, and the ‘Orange Less Lethal’ EX Performance Forend and Adjustable Style Stock for Mossberg shotguns was no different. We hope this new product will create a more ergonomic, customizable and tactical shotgun for our brothers and sisters in blue,” said Gary Cauble, Director of Sales and Marketing for Adaptive Tactical.

Optimized and readily identifiable for ‘less lethal’ law enforcement and tactical operations, the ‘Orange Less Lethal’ EX Performance Forend and Adjustable Style Stock comes with a number of advanced design features specifically tailored to pump shotguns. This sleek industrial design features a two-inch Picatinny rail hidden under the nose cap. Once uncovered, it allows for the attachment of tactical accessories, such as lasers and lights. Made in the U.S.A., the stock and forend are constructed from high-impact, lightweight polymer and are designed with owner installation in mind. The M4-style stock has an oversized extra strength adjustment pin and an integrated QD swivel attachment with a molded-in, non-rust standard sling swivel attachment for secure mounting to various sling systems. In addition, the adjustable stock has excellent ergonomics and comes with a pistol grip that includes an easy-to-reach rapid adjust lever for custom length-of-pull. It also includes a nonslip vented rubber recoil pad, which allows for maximum recoil absorption. MSRP $129.99.

The EX Performance Stock Set is also available in black and popular camouflage patterns for Remington® and Mossberg 500, 88 and 590 series shotguns. A drop-in replacement AR Rear Stock (RAS) is also available for AR15/AR10 carbines or other shotguns and rifles utilizing Mil-Spec sized extension tubes.

Department and Agency pricing available. For more information, please call 208-442-8000 or email Test and Evaluations samples are also available with formal request to verified law enforcement personnel and journalists.

For more information on Adaptive Tactical and other shotgun accessories, or for dealer inquiries, visit

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Speer Secures Long-Term Ammunition Contract from French National Police

LEWISTON, Idaho – February 14, 2018 – The French National Police recently awarded Speer with a long-term contract for its 124-grain, 9mm Luger Gold Dot Duty ammunition. This contract reflects the company’s industry-leading technologies and longstanding commitment to excellence.
“The French National Police are one of the world’s finest law enforcement agencies. We’re proud to provide Speer Gold Dot for their duty ammunition needs,” said Jason Nash, Senior Director of Marketing, “and are honored they selected us for this important contract.”
Gold Dot was the first handgun ammunition loaded with true, bonded-core bullets. Speer’s exclusive Uni-Cor construction process bonds the jacket to the alloyed lead core one atom at a time. This process virtually eliminates core-jacket separation while guaranteeing uniform jacket thickness for superior accuracy.
Each Gold Dot hollow-point cavity is tuned by caliber and bullet weight to ensure optimum expansion and penetration. Additional Gold Dot features include ultra-reliable CCI primers, plus high-powered, clean-burning propellants and nickel-plated brass cases for smooth function and extreme durability.
Headquartered in Lewiston, Idaho, Speer has a long-standing reputation for making the world’s finest bullets and in 1996 became one of the first U.S. ammunition manufacturers to achieve ISO 9001 certification for quality. The company manufactures a variety of bullets and cartridges for law enforcement, reloading and sporting applications.
Speer is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Speer, go to

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SHOT Show to Remain at Sands Expo Through 2027


LAS VEGAS — On the heels of the recent and extremely successful 2018 SHOT Show, the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) and Sands Expo have announced a two-year extension of their current agreement, which will keep the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show at the Sands Expo through 2027.

“Las Vegas and the Sands Expo have been strong venues for the SHOT Show for nine consecutive years and are counted among the reasons for the show’s success,” said Chris Dolnack, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of NSSF, owner of the show. “With this two-year extension, we look forward to bringing SHOT Show — the city’s fifth largest trade show — back to these venues for years to come.”

Chris Meyer, Vice President of Sales at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), said, “Las Vegas is experiencing record growth when it comes to business travel, and the trade show industry is a critical component to the destination’s continued success. We value the relationships we’ve built with our industry partners and look forward to continuing our work with the National Shooting Sports Foundation in the years ahead.”

Chandra Allison, Senior Vice President of Sales for The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo, said, “We are pleased to have maintained a long-term relationship with the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Trade shows like theirs are an important part of our business and the Las Vegas economy overall as they bring business travelers who stay in our hotels, eat in our restaurants and provide jobs for our community.”

The 2018 SHOT Show attracted more than 60,000 attendees and more than 2,000 companies during its January 23-26 run. The show is open to trade professionals only and not to the general public.

The new agreement caps a big year for SHOT Show, which marked its 40th anniversary overall, 20thyear in Las Vegas and ninth straight year at the Sands Expo.

According to LVCVA, the overall economic impact of the 2018 SHOT Show to Las Vegas was $127.2 million, bringing the cumulative economic impact of the show to the city to $1.1 billion.

SHOT Show is the largest trade show of its kind in the world.

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U.S. ARMY Funds The Acquisition of 5000 HK417 Rifles In FY19 Budget

The U.S. Army has funded the acquisition of 5,000+ HK417 rifles in their FY19 budget. Two programs account for the acquisition, the Squad Designated Marksman  Rifle Program (SDMR) and the Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper Systems (CSASS).  The rifle will be a variant of Heckler & Koch’s COTS 417 optimized for optics and ammunition requirements .  In 2016 HK was awarded a contract worth $44.5 million under the CSASS program for 3,463 rifles, which will likely be expanded under the FY19 budget to include additional systems for SDMR.

The Heckler & Koch HK417 is a NATO 7.62×51 version of the HK416 assault rifle. The HK417 was introduced in 2005. German versions of this rifle, designated G27 and G28 are in use by the German Army. The HK417 rifle is also in service with 20 other countries.

   The HK417 is a gas-operated, selective-fire weapon. It traces its origins back to the Colt M4 carbine, that is widely used by the US military. Its predecessor, the HK416, is an improved version of the M4, but independently made and modified by the Heckler & Koch. Internally it resembles Stoner-designed weapons, such as the M16, however it uses a patented short stroke gas piston system, derived from the Heckler & Koch G36 assault rifle.


  • Country of origin: Germany
  • Entered service: 2005
  • Caliber: 7.62×51 mm NATO
  • Weight: ~ 4.23 kg (varies with configuration)
  • Length: 1 005 – 1 085 mm
  • Barrel length: 508 mm
  • Muzzle velocity: 789 m/s
  • Cyclic rate of fire: 600 rpm
  • Effective rate of fire: 30 – 90 rpm
  • Magazine capacity: 20 rounds
  • Sighting range: ~ 600 m
  • Effective range: ~ 600 m
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USB Battery That Reinvents Rechargeability

EAGLEVILLE, PA, February 13, 2018 – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting, introduced the Streamlight® 18650 USB lithium ion Battery with an integrated micro USB charging port. The battery transforms multi-fuel, high-performance lighting tools into rechargeable systems, providing an alternative to disposable CR123A batteries.

“We introduced the Streamlight 18650 USB rechargeable Li-Ion battery to give tactical, outdoor, law enforcement and other users an alternate power source for charging our newer flashlight models that accept 18650 rechargeable or standard lithium batteries,” said Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah. “Charging has never been easier, as the integrated micro USB input on this new 18650 battery charges from any Streamlight USB power adapter and most other USB sources.”      

LED charge status indicators that are built into the battery top indicate charging status, including red for charging and green for fully charged.  The USB charge port can recharge the battery in five hours.

The new 18650 USB battery offers 3.7V, 2600mAh and is rechargeable up to 500 times.  An integrated safety circuit protects the battery from over discharge and overcharge.

The all-new battery provides an economic alternative to disposable CR123A batteries for the growing line of Streamlight flashlights that are designed to accept both battery types, including: the ProTac® HL-X USB; the ProTac® 2L-X USB; the PolyTac® X USB; and the ProTac® HL 5-X USB.

Streamlight 18650 USB lithium ion batteries are available individually or in two packs with an MSRP of $20.00 and $40.00, respectively.  Each product comes with a Streamlight Limited Two Year Warranty.

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MajGen Charles F. Bolden Jr. To Receive The 2018 Semper Fidelis Award

The Marine Corps University Foundation is pleased and honored to announce the 2018 Semper Fidelis Award recipient is MajGen Charles F. Bolden Jr. USMC (Ret).


Major General Charles Frank Bolden Jr., USMC (Ret)

February 13, 2018 – Quantico, Va. – MajGen Charles F. Bolden Jr. United States Marine Corps (Ret), Astronaut and former NASA Administrator, is being awarded the Marine Corps University Foundation’s prestigious Semper Fidelis Award.

The Semper Fidelis Award honors General Bolden’s lifelong commitment to excellence in leadership and character uniquely associated with the United States Marine Corps.  General Bolden will receive this award at the Semper Fidelis Award & Gala on March 16, 2018 at the Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City.

Major General Charles Frank Bolden, Jr., USMC, (Ret.) most recently served as the 12th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from July 17, 2009 until January 20, 2017.  Earlier in his career, General Bolden served 34 years in the United States Marine Corps, retiring in 2003 with the rank of Major General.

At NASA, General Bolden led a nationwide team to advance the mission and goals of the U.S. space program.  During his tenure, General Bolden oversaw a safe transition from 30 years of space shuttle missions to a new era of exploration focused on full utilization of the International Space Station and space aeronautics technology development. NASA’s dynamic science activities under General Bolden include an unprecedented landing on Mars with the Curiosity rover, launch of a spacecraft to Jupiter, enhancing the nation’s fleet of Earth-observing satellites, and continued progress toward the 2018 launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Born in Columbia, SC, General Bolden graduated from C. A. Johnson High School in 1964 and received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical science in 1968 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps.  General Bolden later earned a Master of Science degree in systems management from the University of Southern California in 1977.

In the Marine Corps, General Bolden completed flight training and served as a Naval Aviator, flying more than 100 combat missions in North and South Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.  Later, General Bolden was selected as a member of NASA’s Astronaut Office and traveled to space orbit four times aboard the space shuttle, commanding two of the missions and piloting two others.  His flights included deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope and the first joint U.S.-Russian shuttle mission.

After 14 years as an astronaut, General Bolden returned to duty with Marine Corps operating forces as the Deputy Commandant of Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy.  In 1997, General Bolden was assigned as the Deputy Commanding General of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force in the Pacific. During the first half of 1998, he served as Commanding General of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) in support of Operation Desert Thunder in Kuwait. He was promoted to his final rank of Major General in July 1998 and named Deputy Commander of U.S. Forces in Japan. He later served as the Commanding General of the 3d Marine Aircraft Wing at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, CA from 2000 to 2002. General Bolden retired from the Marine Corps in 2003.

General Bolden’s many distinguished honors include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, three NASA Exceptional Service Medals and four NASA Space Flight Medals. In 2006, General Bolden was inducted to U.S Astronaut Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in October 2017.  In 2014, General Bolden received the National Space Trophy and holds several Honorary Doctorate degrees from numerous institutions of higher education.

For more information about The Marine Corps University Foundation, The Semper Fidelis Award, and past award recipient’s, please email  Angela Blackiston  or call (703)640-6170.

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Comp-Tac Victory Gear’s Push Button Locking mount (PLM)

Comp-Tac Victory Gear, LLC, Houston, TX, February, 2018 Comp-Tac Victory Gear’s Push Button Locking mount (PLM) is a handy, low-cost item that attaches a holster or accessory pouches to a belt quickly and easily.

Image shows shooter’s body side of closed PLM. Gear attachment holes are seen trough stress relief slots. Horizontal slots are for secure belt width attachment. Hinged at top and release button at bottom. Simply attach to holster or pouches, loop over belt and close.


The PLM is a gizmo that helps to answer the question: “How to attach your holster or various gear and magazine pouches to your belt in a few seconds?” The PLM solves having to feed your belt through various loops, or paddles that pop off when you try to draw your gun.
The PLM opens with a hinge, like a clam. You attach your holster or gear to the PLM with screws. To then use simply clamp the PLM over your belt, close and you are done. No pinching, no prying, no special tools. Just open, mount on belt and close.

The PLM has a 9-hole pattern that mounts to Comp-Tac Holsters (International and QB), magazine pouches (both pistol and rifle), light holders and even these same items of some other brands. The nine screw positions make it easy to fine tune forward or rearward cant to meet shooter’s needs. Different size belt? The PLM’s internal adjustment bar and locking slots keeps belts sized between 1 inch and 1.75 inches wide both stable and centered.

But why?

Well, the PLM can save time and wear and tear on a belt, and makes quick switching for range or tactical preparation quick, easy and efficient.

For example, three-gun competitors can go to the line with magazine pouches for their handgun, rifle and shotgun attached to their belts by PLMs. Then if they are in a subsequent single-gun event, they can detach the unneeded pouches with one hand – and do so without removing or even unbuckling their belt. No muss, no fuss, and fast, too.
For some types of law enforcement mission specific situations the quick removal or addition of certain belt gear might also prove advantageous.


  • MSRP: $11.99
  • Kydex construction

Comp-Tac Victory Gear

3003 Farrell Rd.

Houston, TX 77073


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Arsenal Low-Profile Magazines



Arsenal magazines are the Best 7.62x39mm, 5.45×39.5mm, and 5.56x45mm (.223) caliber magazines out in the market! Made by Arsenal, the popular Circle 10 Mil. Spec magazines. Learn about them here:


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Trinity Brown Joins MasterPiece Arms as Law Enforcement / Military Sales Coordinator

MasterPiece Arms looks to offer its MPA BA Rifles and Chassis Systems to the law enforcement and military markets with the aid of Brown.

Comer, Ga. (February 2018)MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA BA Rifles and Chassis Systems, is pleased to announce the hiring of Trinity Brown as MPA’s new Law Enforcement / Military Sales Coordinator. Brown joins MPA with nearly two decades of law enforcement experience. After leaving law enforcement in 2014, he began to work at Bud’s Gun Shop and Range in management and became very familiar with the day-to-day dynamic of firearm sales. As MPA’s brand continues to grow, it is in a perfect position to expand its offerings of high quality and precision-built rifles and chassis systems to the law enforcement and military markets. Brown will aid in this effort.

“I’ve known Trinity for awhile now as he also is a member of our Precision Rifle Series (PRS) team. Not only is he a great marksman and person in general, but he is also a great salesman. Before hiring him to our team, he was the number one MPA firearms salesman nationwide. That, in addition to his deep knowledge of the law enforcement market, is a winning combination that will help bring the MPA brand to the forefront of the law enforcement and military sectors,” commented Phil Cashin, MPA President.

“I am excited to be joining the MPA team and am looking forward to combining my experience in law enforcement with my sales skills to help expand MPA and familiarize fellow officers with the brand,” remarked Brown. “I am looking forward to being a part of this company’s success.”

A current member of Team MPA, Brown finished the 2017 PRS season 76th Overall. He started competing in 2010 in Law Enforcement / Military competitions and has won first place in unknown distance events, third in long distance and cold bore events and first in the night event at the Gastonia Sniper Challenge.

Brown has over 500 hours of specialized law enforcement sniper / designated marksman training, included Designated Marksman / Dignitary Protection Operations and LE Precision Rifle Instructor certifications. He is also a standard firearms instructor and a certified Tennessee State handgun instructor.

For more information on MasterPiece Arms and their product line of rifles, chassis systems and accessories, visit

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Remington Reaches a Deal With Its Creditors That Allows It to Go Into Chapter 11 Reorganization

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The Remington Arms Company, has reached a deal with its creditors that will allow the Company to continue operations during the bankruptcy procedure. The Company, who filled for Chapter 11 reorganization, will emerge fully recapitalized with a much lower debt load.

Reuters Reports

(Reuters) – Remington Outdoor Company Inc., one of the largest U.S. makers of firearms, said on Monday it had reached a deal with its creditors to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to slash its $950 million debt load.

FILE PHOTO: People look over Remington rifles and shotguns during the annual SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show in Las Vegas January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus

The planned bankruptcy filing follows a decline in sales at the armsmaker, in part because of receding fears that guns will become more heavily regulated by the U.S. government, according to credit ratings agencies.

U.S. President Donald Trump has said he will “never, ever infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.” Since Trump’s election victory in November 2016, American Outdoor Brands Corp has lost almost two thirds of its stock market value, while Sturm Ruger & Company Inc. has fallen by a quarter. By comparison, the S&P 500 has increased by a quarter in the same period.

Remington said it will receive $145 million in bankruptcy financing to fund the company through the Chapter 11 process. Remington plans to file bankruptcy in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, seeking to write off about $700 million in debt.

Cerberus Capital Management LP, the private equity firm that controls Remington, will lose ownership of the company as a result of the bankruptcy. The company’s creditors, which include Franklin Templeton Investments and JPMorgan Asset Management, will exchange their debt holdings for equity in the company.

Business operations including employee wages and benefits and payments to trade creditors will continue as usual through the bankruptcy, the company said.

“We have an outstanding collection of brands and products, the unqualified support of a vibrant community across the industry, and a deep and powerful culture. We will emerge from this process with a deleveraged balance sheet and ample liquidity, positioning Remington to compete more aggressively and to seize future growth opportunities,” Remington Chief Executive Officer Anthony Acitelli said in a statement.

Reuters had reported last week that Remington was looking for financing to file for bankruptcy. [nL8N1PZ001]

Remington was abandoned by some of its investors after one of its Bushmaster rifles was used in the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in Connecticut in 2012 that killed 20 children and six adults.

After the shooting, Cerberus tried unsuccessfully to sell Remington, then known as Freedom Group, after coming under pressure from some of its private equity fund investors.

Cerberus Chief Executive Stephen Feinberg also considered a bid for Remington to stoke interest in the gunmaker from other potential acquirers, Reuters reported in 2012. In 2015, Cerberus offered a mechanism to its fund investors that wanted to drop Remington, such as the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, to sell their stakes back to the company.

The families of the victims at Sandy Hook also sued Remington. That case is ongoing.

Remington’s sales plunged 27 percent in the first nine months of 2017, resulting in a $28 million operating loss.

Colt’s Manufacturing Co LLC, a competitor of Remington, emerged from bankruptcy in 2016 following falling sales of its sports rifles and the loss of military contracts.

Reporting by Jessica DiNapoli in New York; Editing by Tom Brown

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Nighthawk, A Premier 1911Builder, Introduces The Custom Agent 2

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Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical is a retired US Army 1st SFOD- Delta combat veteran with years of experience in the firearms industry as a combat marksmanship instructor and industry consultant. In recent years he has hosted tactical firearms related TV shows with the latest being TacTV of which Bravo Company is a presenting sponsor. Larry Vickers special operations background is one of the most unique in the industry today; he has been directly or indirectly involved in the some of the most significant special operations missions of the last quarter century. During Operation Just Cause he participated in Operation Acid Gambit – the rescue of Kurt Muse from Modelo Prison in Panama City, Panama. As a tactics and marksmanship instructor on active duty he helped train special operations personnel that later captured Saddam Hussein and eliminated his sons Uday and Qusay Hussein. In addition he was directly involved in the design and development of the HK416 for Tier One SOF use which was used by Naval Special Warfare personnel to kill Osama Bin Laden. Larry Vickers has developed various small arms accessories with the most notable being his signature sling manufactured by Blue Force Gear and Glock accessories made by Tangodown. In addition he has maintained strong relationships with premium companies within the tactical firearms industry such as Blue Force Gear, BCM, Aimpoint, Black Hills Ammunition, Wilson Combat, Mile High Shooting, Red State Tactical, and Schmidt & Bender.

Larry Vickers travels the country conducting combat marksmanship classes for law abiding civilians, law enforcement and military and has partnered with Alias Training to coordinate classes to best meet the needs of the students attending the class.

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L.L. Bean Ends Its Lifetime Return Policy

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Responding to want appears consumer abuse, LL. Bean , in an open Facebook letter, terminates the company’s lifetime return policy.


A Letter to Our Customers,

Since 1912, our mission has been to sell high-quality products that inspire and enable people to enjoy the outdoors. Our commitment to customer service has earned us your trust and respect, as has our guarantee, which ensures that we stand behind everything we sell.

Increasingly, a small, but growing number of customers has been interpreting our guarantee well beyond its original intent. Some view it as a lifetime product replacement program, expecting refunds for heavily worn products used over many years. Others seek refunds for products that have been purchased through third parties, such as at yard sales.

Based on these experiences, we have updated our policy. Customers will have one year after purchasing an item to return it, accompanied by proof of purchase. After one year, we will work with our customers to reach a fair solution if a product is defective in any way.

This update adds clarity to our policy and will only affect a small percentage of returns. It will also ensure we can continue to honor one of the best guarantees in retail, with no impact for the vast majority of our customers. To learn more, please view our full return policy at

L.L.Bean has stood for quality, service, trust, and getting people outdoors ever since my great-grandfather founded our company over 100 years ago – and that will never change. Thank you for being a loyal customer and we look forward to continuing to inspire and enable you to Be an Outsider.

Shawn O. Gorman
L.L.Bean Executive Chairman

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BLADE Announces The All New Blade Show West

Introducing BLADE Show West

BLADE®, the world’s No. 1 knife media brand, announces the all-new BLADE Show West in Portland, Oregon—the Knifemaking Capital of the USA. The three-day show will open its doors at the Oregon Convention Center on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.
BLADE Show West is presented by
BLADE® Magazine, which also hosts the annual BLADE Show in Atlanta, Georgia, June 1-3 at the Cobb Galleria.
The new BLADE Show West will feature the works of prestigious knife manufacturers large and small, as well as handmade knives made by skilled custom knife makers. And Portland is the perfect city.

Stay in touch with the new website.


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U.S. Optics LE/MIL IOP Program


To better serve our law enforcement community, B&H Police Supply and U.S. Optics are teaming up for an exclusive partnership.
The US Optics program is open to dealers who have a brick and mortar storefront and those who service the LE/Military and First Responder community (subject to territorial restrictions). The goal of this program is to develop a comprehensive network of commercial dealers that will expand IOP (individual officer purchase) sales of U.S. Optics LE products and make acquisition of U.S. Optics LE products easier for the Law Enforcement community, Military Personnel and First Responders. This program is intended for Individual Officers and approved customers to purchase at the retail level. Agency and/or Department sales are permitted. Sale or delivery of U.S. Optics LE products at gun shows is NOT permitted. Law Enforcement Distributor and/or SUB D will be subject to an audit of credentials for approved purchases.
If you would like to receive additional information and/or pricing, please click the link below to submit a contact request or email

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Lyman® Products Celebrates 140 Years of Providing Innovative Products for Shooters, designed by Shooters.

In 1878, William Lyman invented the Lyman Tang Sight to correct the problems associated with gun sights of his day, and the Lyman Gunsight Company was born. 140 years later, Lyman Products Corporation continues his legacy by employing a team, many of whom are shooters and reloaders themselves, dedicated to the goal of developing and producing products to improve the shooting and reloading experience for their customers.

Middletown, Conn. (January 2018) – The proud tradition and history of Lyman Products began simply in the late 1800’s when William Lyman, an avid outdoorsman and inventor, created a product that resolved problems with gun sights of his day. The commonly used vernier sights were adequate for daytime shooting, but almost useless if lighting was not perfect. Lyman’s No. 1 Tang Sight featured a small disc and a large aperture, a combination that made the thin rim almost invisible and greatly improved the shooter’s ability to shoot quickly and accurately. His patented design launched the Lyman Gun Sight Company, and today, the Lyman tang and receiver sights still utilize the same principles originated over 137 years ago to enhance both the sight picture and the speed of aiming.

Through the years, Lyman has continued to develop innovative products for shooters and reloaders, carrying on the legacy of William Lyman. In 1925, the Lyman family purchased Ideal reloading products, which included the well-known Ideal reloading handbooks. Since then, Lyman handbooks have become known as the “bible” of reloading, and are considered the most trusted source for data. Lyman released its 50th Edition Reloading Handbook in 2016, containing new and modern reloading data to service current and future reloaders, and continuing to be the most respected and sought out source of expertise. Always keeping abreast of current trends in the shooting sports industry, this year, Lyman addresses the fast-growing sport of Long Range Shooting and the specific reloading challenges that it presents, in the new Long Range Precision Rifle Reloading Handbook.

Lyman reloading kits, presses and dies have provided generations of reloaders with all the high-quality equipment they need to start reloading and to pass down this hobby to the next generation of shooters. In conjunction with the 140th birthday in 2018, Lyman has released a whole new line of reloading presses and reloading kits. This line features a press for every need, from the Ideal C-Frame press that is perfect for beginners, or as a companion press for experienced reloaders, to the Victory Single Stage Press, to the All-American 8, the only 8-stage turret press on the market. All of these presses are proudly made in the USA, and feature solid cast-iron bodies and all of the features and quality that customers have come to expect from a Lyman product.

Over the years, Lyman has acquired several other brands to address other needs of their shooting audience. In 1996, the world-renowned Pachmayr brand came on board, bringing leadership in recoil pads and handgun grips. TacStar joined Lyman in 1997 to improve the company’s offering to the tactical and law enforcement markets. Introduced in 1999, “Butch’s Bore Shine”, took the competitive shooting market by storm, and by 2000, was in such demand that Butch joined forces with Lyman Products to promote and distribute this revolutionary gun-cleaning product to shooters worldwide. The patented line of A-Zoom precision metal snap caps were originally introduced to the market in 2000 and joined the Lyman family in 2002 to meet the growing demand for high quality training rounds for shooters, hunters, law enforcement professionals and the military. Peterson Instant Targets, the originator of the adhesive fluorescent target, joined Lyman as Targ-Dots in the early 1990’s. Trius Traps had already established an enviable 45-year reputation before it became a Lyman brand in 2003. Lyman and our stable of brands continue to place the greatest emphasis on input from our customers and from our own staff of shooters to create and provide innovative products for our sport.

“Brands That Perform” means something here at Lyman. Performance means more than just getting the job done. It means delivering value while advancing technology. Most importantly, it means listening to the needs of shooters and reloaders. In fact, the development of our products is most often directly linked to the feedback we get from our customers and the retailers who supply them. Whether pioneering the use of digital technology in reloading tools or reintroducing “antique” calibers and bullet molds, Lyman continues to improve and innovate the tools and accessories used by serious shooters and reloaders.

Lyman is proud to be celebrating 140 years in the shooting industry, and looking forward to many more years to come.

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