Montgomery, Alabama Police Department Replaces Official Duty Firearm with SIG SAUER P320

Newington, N.H. (August 13, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc., is pleased to announce the Montgomery Alabama Police Department has selected the SIG SAUER P320 as their official duty firearm. The Montgomery Police Department has a complement of more than 500 sworn officers protecting the second largest city in the state, with over 200,000 citizens.

Montgomery, Alabama Police Department Replaces Official Duty Firearm with SIG SAUER P320

“We are honored that the Montgomery, Alabama Police Department has chosen the P320 as their official duty firearm for its full complement of officers,” said Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Vice President, Law Enforcement Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “The P320’s unique modular design and serialized trigger-group gives the men and women of the Montgomery Police Department the ability to select frame and grip size for their official duty pistol according to personal preference. This is really an ideal feature for a large police force like Montgomery.”

The P320 is a modular, striker-fired pistol available in full-size, carry, compact, and subcompact sizing. The serialized trigger group makes the P320 adaptable to multiple caliber, size, and grip options. The P320 is available in 9mm, .357SIG, 40S&W, and .45ACP, with a choice of contrast, or SIGLITE Night Sights. The intuitive 3-point takedown requires no trigger pull for disassembly, and safety features include a striker safety, disconnect safety, and optional manual safety.

“SIG SAUER’s commitment to the law enforcement community is to provide them with superior firearms to protect and serve their communities – and the P320 exemplifies this commitment. We look forward to developing our partnership with the Montgomery Police Department and supporting their mission – to safeguard the life and property, preserve the peace, prevent and detect crime, enforce the law, and protect the rights of all citizens,” concluded Jankiewicz.

SIG SAUER will deliver P320 pistols to replace their previously issued Glock pistols.

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Make Your Mark with the Sightmark Latitude Long-Range Riflescope!

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Make your mark with Sightmark’s new reliable and affordable Latitude 8-32×60 F-Class Riflescope (SM13043FTR). Designed rugged, cost-cautious for all professional long-range shooters and firearm enthusiast, the Latitude features top of the line features sought out by top-level shooters.

The Latitude 8-32×60 F-Class Riflescope features oversized adjustments turrets for quick and easy grab/adjust, a zero-stop elevation dial to prevent going below the original zero when quickly changing the dial, a lock ring to keep the eyepiece in focus and a 34mm tube, providing increased adjusted range.

The second-focal-plane Latitude F-Class Riflescope is built for precise distance shooting. F-Class features 1/4-MOA windage and elevation adjustments up to 110E and 70W. The Latitude F-class riflescopes deliver stunning clarity, in extreme conditions. The illuminated reticle is designed specifically to obstruct as little of the target face as possible.

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TANDEMKROSS Launches New Hooked Magazine Bumpers for Ruger® MKIV 22/45

WEARE, NH – Innovative firearm accessories manufacturer TANDEMKROSS has launched the latest competition upgrade for the Ruger® MKIV 22/45: the “Tomahawk” Hooked Magazine Bumpers.
The “Tomahawk” Bumpers feature a unique curved shape, offering significantly more material at the base of the magazine to boost the consistency of positive magazine changes. The oversized, Zytel® base pads also offer ideal placement for the user’s pinky, thanks to the curved design, improving grip and boosting control over the pistol.
These drop-in Ruger® magazine bumpers attach to the bottom of the factory magazine without any glue or gunsmithing, installing in minutes. The bumpers are an ideal upgrade for shooters with larger hands, and for any competitive shooter looking to make magazine changes reliable and fast.
The “Tomahawk” bumpers also fit older models of Ruger® 22/45 pistols, including Ruger® MKIII 22/45 and Ruger® MKII 22/45.

Learn more about the new “Tomahawk” Hooked Magazine Bumpers for Ruger® 22/45 in our installation video below.

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DoubleStar Sponsors Rockcastle Pro Am 3 Gun Championship for Fifth Year

DoubleStar will be sponsoring the event at a “Rockstar” Sponsorship Level. The match will take place Aug. 17 – 19, 2018 at the Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park City, Kentucky.

Winchester, Ky. (August 2018) – DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles and pistols, is proud to announce it is celebrating its fifth year as a “Rockstar” Level Sponsor of the upcoming Rockcastle Pro Am 3 Gun Championship. The eighth annual event will be held on Aug. 17 – 19, 2018 at the Rockcastle Shooting Center at Park Mammoth Resort in Park City, Kentucky. This year, DoubleStar will be donating over $10,000 worth of product to the prize table, including its new ARP7 and Midnight Dragon™ for both the Pro and Amateur prize tables, as well as almost one of every product from the Edged Weapon Division, including the Noogie™ Bottle Opener.

DoubleStar will have approximately 10 sponsored shooters competing in the match at both the Pro and Am level, including two factory representatives and Brittany Long, the recent high school graduate female shooter from Princeton, West Virginia. There will also be a “Vendor’s Row” area where most of the match sponsors, including DoubleStar, will set up a booth to sell their products, as well as to answer questions and talk face to face with the competitors of the match.

“We have been involved with the Rockcastle Pro Am 3 Gun Championship for five years now and it is truly an amazing event,” Nick Collier, director of special operations, commented. “Rockcastle Shooting Center knows how to host an amazing shooting match for more than 400 Pro and Amateur competitors, and their hospitality and ability to house and feed the majority of them is second to none. This is a great event and one we look forward to every year.”

The Rockcastle Pro Am 3 Gun Championship is the “next level” of multi-gun competitions, with the largest field of competitors in the sport at both the Pro and Amateur level competing in two simultaneous competitions, each with their own epic prize table. The Pro competition sees over 200 Pro shooters compete over two and one-half days, running eight challenging, technical and fun stages designed by former and current 3 Gun Champions. The Amateur competition sees more than 200 shooters compete for two days on a separate course of seven stages, also designed by the 3 Gun greats, tailored especially for amateur and celebrity competitors. 

For more information about DoubleStar, visit

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.

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BLUE FORCE GEAR Tourniquet Now! Pouch

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The Tourniquet NOW!™ Pouch is the perfect balance between speed and protection in a platform that allows you to add a tourniquet to your everyday carry.
The “TQ” Pouch gives you superior protection yet quick access to you CAT or SOF Tourniquets.  In line with our other medical equipment such as the Trauma Kit NOW!™ and the Micro TKN – the “TQ” Pouch can be accessed with one hand – simply pull the tab down and remove the tourniquet.
There are two mounting options available – a belt mounted version for everyday carry or duty belts and a MOLLE mounted version.

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Epsilor to Showcase Soldier Conformal Wearable Battery for Digital Soldier Programs at DVD2018

Epsilor to Showcase Soldier Wearable Battery for Digital Soldier Programs at DVD2018

Epsilor to Showcase Soldier Wearable Battery for Digital Soldier Programs at DVD2018

Epsilor to Showcase Soldier Wearable Battery for Digital Soldier Programs at DVD2018
Epsilor will present a wearable ergonomic battery offering maximum comfort to infantry troops
Millbrook, UK, August 8, 2018 – Epsilor, a globally recognized developer and manufacturer of mobile energy products for defence and aerospace applications, will present its innovative wearable conformal military battery for advanced Digital Soldier programs at the DVD2018 show, which will take place at Millbrook, on September 19–20, 2018.
Epsilor will display its conformal battery at Booth C3-502 as part of the VIRTUS, the new soldier system of the British Army, made by SOURCE Tactical Gear.
SOURCE has integrated Epsilor’s battery into the VIRTUS textile vest, placing it in the MOLLE hip battle belt, thus offering soldiers maximum comfort.
“Epsilor’s batteries are packed in flat ergonomic flexible packaging that conveniently integrates into the soldier’s vest,” said Guy Harary, SOURCE Tactical Gear CEO. “The conformal battery is much more comfortable to carry, does not hinder soldiers’ movements and enables the troops to carry out their mission without disruption.”
The battery is offered in two configurations:
ELI-1614 Conformal Battery – a rechargeable semi-flexible high energy density Li-ion battery pack
ELP-1614 – a rechargeable semi-flexible lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery offering increased safety
Both batteries support a wide verity of applications, such as communications, tactical computers, sensors and additional devices. They offer high energy and high-power density as well as SMBus or one-wire communication protocols
“In a large-scale trial conducted by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), infantry soldiers used Epsilor’s wearable conformal batteries instead of traditional rigid batteries, each fit a unique device, and benefited from a significant increase in available energy for different kinds of portable equipment,” said Merav Kolody Shubeli, Director, International Sales and Marketing at Epsilor. “In a 72-hour mission profile, batteries’ weight decreased by 30%.”
Today’s digital soldiers rely on tactical radios, ruggedized computing and navigation systems, night vision systems and gun sights. This translates into multiple spare batteries of different kind and shapes that an infantry soldier must carry with him. Using conformal batteries to operate multiple different devices simplifies the logistics and the usage of batteries before, during and after a mission.
During the event, Epsilor will also showcase its 6T NATO battery which offers the highest energy density in the world and 1,000 deep charge cycles. Epsilor’s 6T type batteries are the optimal energy storage solution for new military vehicle programs as well as for drop-in replacement in existing vehicle fleets. This new 6T battery offers four times more energy at just half the weight of modern lead-acid 6T batteries.

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Large Explosive Hide & HME Overview Course

For Explosive Detection K-9 Teams

August 27 – 29, 2018 | New Smyrna Beach, FL






The large explosive hides during this course presents explosive detection K-9 teams with scenarios involving quantities of explosive materials that are realistic and often used in real-world threats, but are rarely trained upon. Unusual K-9 behavior involving mass quantities of explosive material is often misunderstood and/or misinterpreted by the handler, due to unfamiliarity. Students will imprint their dog on various types of mass explosives in a calm and controlled environment prior to participating in authentic scenario based practical exercises. Our highly experienced staff of cadre will introduce teams to amounts of explosives that increase in quantities throughout the course and range from tens to hundreds, and even thousands of pounds. Additionally, any issues encountered during imprinting or scenario events will be identified and every attempt to mitigate them will be made during course duration.

The improvised explosives portion of this course will provide you with the basic information required to keep you and your team safe. Students will learn to identify basic improvised explosives; the chemical precursors and equipment used in the illicit manufacture of improvised explosives, the hazards associated with each precursor, safe-handling techniques, and general safety precautions. Moreover, students will be exposed to peroxide-based improvised explosives (TATP & HMTD) formulations along with a wide variety of other types of formulations. The handler will have the opportunity to imprint their K-9 on all the formulations created during the course. Following imprinting, the formulations will be utilized in practical exercises, including a post-blast environment.


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Brownells Product Manager, Paul Levy, Goes Over Some of the New Products for the Week

Join Paul Levy as he takes you through what’s new at Brownells. This week’s new product list includes the Magpul Suppressor Cover, Polymer80 PFC9 Serialized Glock 19/23 frame, GRS Riflestocks for Howa SA and Remington 700 SA, VG6 Gamma 9mm muzzle brake and the Knight’s Armament Free Float RAS handguard. Be sure to subscribe and you’ll be the first to see what’s new each week.

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Here are some tips from Emil Praslick to help you get started in becoming a better wind reader.
1) Learn how to determine the wind directions down range. Notice that was plural? When we talk about ELR Shooting, we are talking about shooting across different wind patterns in some instances. Fortunately though, the mirage does something beneficial for us here. The mirage actually gives you an idea of the combined wind value to the target, which provides you a good idea of the total wind value. In the video this week, Emil Praslick teaches you how to use your optics to take advantage of this.
2) Practice often. Wind reading is a skill, and like any other skill if you do not exercise it then that skill will diminish. You do not have to be shooting to practice wind reading. You can do this in any parking lot, when you check the mail, or daily when you walk in to work. The best time to practice is when you are someplace unfamiliar. The benefit of this is that you can do this daily, and it won’t take more than 30 seconds of your time. Simply observe your surroundings, take an estimate at what you believe the average wind and gusting wind to be. Then take a reading with your Kestrel Elite and see how close you got. Do this for a couple weeks and you will see a noticeable improvement in your wind reading skills.
3) Make the first shot count. Log it, digest it, think about it. Once you fire a single shot down range, you have gathered a ton of data, making the second shot much easier. The first shot is a significant indicator of how well you were able to judge the wind. So take note of it, and log your first shot performance over time. This will show you how well you are doing, or if you need more practice.

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Speer Releases Handloading Manual No. 15

Image result for Speer Handloading Manual No. 15LEWISTON, Idaho – August 8, 2018 – Speer Ammunition is pleased to announce its newest volume of handloading expertise. Decades of reloading knowledge and the latest recipes and techniques have been distilled into a single source: The Speer Handloading Manual No. 15. Shipments of this new book are being delivered to dealers now.

This new edition is Speer’s largest volume yet, featuring updated recipes with the latest propellants for more than 120 legacy cartridges, as well as data for 13 new cartridges, including 204 Ruger, 6.5 Creedmoor and 300 Blackout. The all-encompassing manual also provides recipes for loading new Gold Dot rifle component bullets, and articles by professional shooters Julie Golob and Jim Gilliland.

Features & Benefits

  • Data for 13 new cartridges, including 204 Ruger, 6.5 Creedmoor and 300 Blackout
  • Updates to load recipes for more than 120 cartridges using the latest propellants
  • Reloading recipes for new Gold Dot rifle bullets
  • Guest articles by professional shooters Julie Golob and Jim Gilliland
  • A complete guide to reloading techniques and concepts

Part No. / Description / MSRP

SRM15 / Speer Handloading Manual No. 15 / $34.95

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NSSF Names O.F. Mossberg & Son’s Joseph Bartozzi as President

Joseph Bartozzi

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The Board of Governors of the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association to the firearms industry, today announced that O.F. Mossberg & Son’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Joseph Bartozzi, will be the organization’s next President. Bartozzi will assume his new duties Sept. 10, 2018.

Current President and CEO Steve Sanetti will stay on in his CEO capacity through his retirement at the end of 2019, at which point Bartozzi will take over those additional duties.

Bartozzi has spent the majority of his career with Mossberg, joining the company in July 1986. His time with Mossberg included a wide variety of positions, including Quality Engineer, Quality Manager, Product Service Manager, Director of Technical Services, Director of Manufacturing Operations and Corporate Attorney.

Bartozzi currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI); Treasurer and Member of NSSF’s Board of Governors; Board Member and Chairman of the Governance Committee of the Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports (CAHSS); Committee Member for the American Society of Testing and Materials(ASTM); and Technical Advisor to the Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE). He is also certified as a Range Safety Officer (RSO) by the National Rifle Association. Bartozzi was nominated for the 2013 “Person of the Year” by SHOT Business magazine, a nomination reprised in 2014.

In 2015, Bartozzi was admitted to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court. A member of the Connecticut and Maine State Bar Associations, he holds three professional certifications from the American Society for Quality (ASQ), and he is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).

“The Board of Governors agreed that Joe’s unique set of experiences and skills will provide NSSF and the firearms industry with the strong leadership needed to ensure we can continue our mission of promoting, protecting and preserving hunting and the shooting sports for generations to come,” said Robert Scott, Vice Chairman of Smith & Wesson and NSSF’s Board of Governors Chairman.

“I have known Joe Bartozzi for more than 20 years, on both personal and professional levels, and I believe he is an exemplary choice for this important position,” said Sanetti. “I know that he will work extremely hard to further our mission for the benefit of our industry and its customers, and I am very much looking forward to working together with Joe during this transitional period in the coming year.”

“I’ve had a tremendous career thus far at Mossberg, one for which I’m most thankful,” said Bartozzi. “As difficult as it is to leave that fine organization after 30 years, it is an honor to now take on a leadership position that will work to successfully conquer the challenges and seize the opportunities before us for the benefit of all our industry members.”

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Big Horn Armory Model 89 Rifle will be Premium Raffle Item for 2018 C.S.V.F.D. Mega Sportsmen’s Bash

Bi-annual event raises money for the Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania Volunteer Fire Department to support their operations. 

Cody, Wyo. (August 2018)Big Horn Armory, makers of big-bore firearms, are donating a Model 89 rifle to theCastle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department Fall Sportsmen’s Bash, to be held Sept. 8, 2018 at the Castle Shannon Memorial Hall in Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania. The bi-annual event is hosted by Allegheny Arms & Gun Works, Steel City Harley Davidson, and Pit Stop Rt. 88.

“For the CSVFD, these events are critical in raising funds for their operating budget and without this type of support from many of the vendors, these volunteer firemen would not be able to fully do their jobs of protecting their neighbors and neighborhood,” Greg Buchel, president of Big Horn Armory, said. “Pennsylvania has a long and strong history of hunting and the Sportsmen’s Bash is just one example of where thousands of local and regional people will come to show support for their traditional way of life and raise money for their public safety pros.”

The Sportsmen’s Bash is a huge 5-hour raffle benefiting the Castle Shannon Fire Department. Tickets for the event are $50 and provide not only entry into the event, but all you can eat and drink throughout the day, as well as entry into all 62 of the main ticket raffles. Drawings are held every 5 minutes and include firearms, multiple $10K cash prizes, a Harley Davidson, a Disney vacation package and one final $30K prize draw at the close of the day. Each event ticket has two numbers on it and each can be drawn as a winner an unlimited number of times and you need not be present to win. In addition to the main ticket, several side raffles will be held offering those participating a chance to win one of three premium firearms including the Big Horn Armory M89 “Spike Driver.” For more information on the event, or to purchase tickets please visit

The M89 lever action rifle, Big Horn Armory’s flagship, in 500 S&W magnum, combines the heritage and craftsmanship of American firearms design with the latest in engineering, materials and technology to provide a thoroughly modern platform for today’s big game hunter. The pistol-grip stock and fore end are made from select American black walnut with 20 lines-per-inch checkering. The buttstock also has a one-inch recoil taming pad. The curved lever is hunter-friendly for easy operation, even with gloves.

Big Horn Armory Model 89 Carbine Specifications:

  • Caliber: 500 S&W
  • Rate of Twist: 1 in 24
  • Barrel Length: 18 inches
  • Checkering: 20 lpi
  • Crown: Recessed
  • Butt Stock & Fore end: American Black Walnut, Laminate
  • Stock Finish: Synthetic Satin
  • Barreled Action: 17-4 Stainless Steel
  • Metal Finishes: Matt Stainless Steel, Hunter Black Stainless Steel, Color Case Hardened
  • Swing Swivel Mounts: Integral front and stud rear
  • Sights: Aperture rear and blade front
  • Mag Capacity: 7
  • Length of Pull: 13 5/8 inches
  • Overall Length: 37 inches
  • Weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz.
  • MSRP: $2,499.00

For more on Big Horn Armory, visit

About Big Horn Armory:

Big Horn Armory was founded in 2008 with the expressed intention of designing a Browning-type lever-action gun chambered in 500 Smith & Wesson Magnum. The Big Horn Armory Model 89, made in America, closely follows the work of John Browning with refinements courtesy of modern metallurgy and machining capabilities. The first rifles began shipping in September of 2012 and since then, BHA has added to their big bore lineup with a Model 90 Carbine in 460 S&W, the Model 90A in 454 Casull, the Model 90B in .45 Colt, the Model 89A in 500 Linebaugh and the Model 89B in .475 Linebaugh. In 2017, Big Horn Armory took a departure from its lever-action series and developed the AR500 Auto Max, the most powerful short-range, semi-auto based on an AR .308 platform.

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Team SIG Members Max Michel and Lena Miculek Host Clinics for Student Athletes at Scholastic Action Shooting Program Nationals

Newington, N.H. (August 9, 2018) – TEAM SIG Captain Max Michel and TEAM SIG shooter Lena Miculek recently joined over 2,700 student athletes at the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) National Championships to host development clinics and mentor junior competitive shooters. Michel and Miculek’s clinics provided instruction and demonstrations on techniques, mental game, goal setting physical training, equipment, and the mental aspects of competitive sport shooting.

Team SIG Members Max Michel and Lena Miculek Host Clinics for Student Athletes at Scholastic Action Shooting Program Nationals

“It was an honor to be a part of the SASP Nationals again this year as an ambassador for the sport of competitive shooting while representing SIG SAUER. This is an outstanding program for these young student athletes, and a truly meaningful opportunity for them to compete, learn about our sport, and develop their shooting skills surrounded by their peers,” began TEAM SIG Captain Max Michel, “As a competitive shooter supporting and participating in SASP programming is essential to the future of our sport and advancing it to the next level.”

The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) is the premier shooting competition of the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation providing student athletes, aged elementary through college, with a supportive environment and opportunity to safely participate in team-based action shooting sports. SASP teaches personal values and character traits for fair play, compassionate understanding, individual responsibility, sportsmanship, self-discipline, and personal commitment.

Team SIG Shooter Lena Miculek added, “this was my first time at the SASP National and I was impressed by the number of junior shooters and enthusiastic interest in our sport. Working with these young competitors I could really see their passion and thirst for knowledge. I’m sure they will all realize many achievements in the competitive shooting world and I look forward to following their careers.”

SIG SAUER was a Platinum Level sponsor at the SASP National Championships held July 14-21at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio.

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


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FN Joins as Supporting Sponsor of National Shooting Sports Month®


NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation®(NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that FN America has signed on as a Supporting Sponsor of National Shooting Sports Month®. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia,FN America, LLC, is a U.S. subsidiary of FN Herstal, S.A., a leader in the development and manufacturing of firearms for military, law enforcement and commercial customers.

“We’re thrilled to have FN join in sponsoring National Shooting Sports Month as it kicks off,” said Zach Snow, NSSF Director, Shooting Range Services. “It’s a great opportunity for shooters to experience the array of products offered by FN to help them succeed in the target sports.”

“We are very pleased to partner with NSSF in promoting National Shooting Sports Month and encourage everyone to find an event near you, bring the entire family and have a safe, fun time on the range,” said Tom Scott, Director of Marketing for FN America, LLC.

Kicking off this past Wednesday and taking place throughout the month of August, NSSF’s National Shooting Sports Month is designed to celebrate the excitement of the target shooting sports and highlight the lifetime of enjoyment this pastime provides. At the same time, it reminds the public that shooting is a safe activity enjoyed by millions of Americans, cultivates increased shooting sports participation through hundreds of fun events and activities at ranges and retail stores nationwide and fosters mentorship of new shooters by those already active in target shooting.

Hundreds of firearms ranges and retailers across the country have thrown their support behind National Shooting Sports Month by posting a wide-ranging roster of matches, tournaments, charity events, instructional classes, sales, family days at the range, our Trigger Time Sweepstakes and other promotions to the Calendar of Events at, which interacts with the newly launched website, a comprehensive consumer resource for all things shooting sports and firearms safety.

Though National Shooting Sports Month is now fully underway, sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, contact Chris Tatulli, NSSF Director, Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales, or 203-426-1320 ext. 214.

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TGIF readers, it’s Friday and making it through another week in this environment is in and of itself an accomplishment. It’s also time for our shoot the shit. For our new readers a shoot the shit is a social interaction in which participants don’t need to know anything about the topic. Readers are both free and encouraged to make unsupported statements, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone you wish or change the subject altogether. The shoot the shit provides an opportunity to vent and do so without paying $150+ per hour to some jackass who studied the behavioral sciences to understand themselves.

pouring steelThis week I feel the need to talk about Rosie O’Donnell and her repertoire with CNN’s Chris Cuomo. Now, remember that Rosie was advancing her theory that the N.Y.C.Twin Towers came down on 9/11 because it was a George W. Bush conspiracy. She knew this because steel does not just melt. Really Rosie?

Trump 2018 Tampa RallyFast forward to Aug 2018, and on national television claims that Donald J Trump’s Tampa rally was not filled to capacity; that it was all a lie. Another allegation levied was that Trump was paying people to attend.

Now, I’d like to think she believes people are stupid but I have a great deal of faith in my fellow countrymen. There is only one other possibility and that’s that she may be stressed out from all of the volcanic activity on the Big Island. She grows cattle and nuts on the Island of Hawaii. My message to Rosie in Hawaiian parlance is “eh take it EZ already…”

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My next topic is one that has me stumped! You’re all familiar with Sergei Viktorovich Skripal, the former Russian GRU officer who acted as a double agent for the UK’s MI-6. He and his daughter Yulia Skripal were poisoned in Salisbury, England by a Russian binary agent called Novichok. There are 5 variants of this chemical agent all made between 1971 and 1993 so it’s pretty safe to call it a Cold War military grade WMD.

Now, the British have had a number of agencies conduct chemical analyses, all of which confirmed that it was Novichok. They then concluded that the Russians did it, an allegation the Russians deny,  leading to the application of sanctions, diplomat expulsions, etc.

As I recall, when the Soviet Union broke up, enormous amounts of armament and equipment were left behind in a number of their satellites. What happened to all of that equipment; furthermore,  was there Novichok in those warehouses?

I don’t want to seem pro anything, and yes it’s true that I think Maria Zakharova is hot; however, other than theatrics why would the Russians try to whack a turned intelligence officer using a substance that is hard to control, difficult to handle and points directly to the Kremlin? To me it’s equivalent to using a BigMac to hit Snowden. You don’t see the Israelis doing that. Why not something along these lines…

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I have to believe that whoever came up with using Novichok is now enjoying the Siberian countryside and is making big rocks into little rocks.

In closing, I’m glad that Sergei and Yulia are well, but I have to admit to being bewildered, so I hope the British will release more details explaining how they connected Russians with the attempt on Sergei’s and Yulia’s lives.

Let us know what you think and as always have a safe and relaxing weekend. Don’t let the crap get you down and spend some quality time with your buds and family.

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Stream, Listen and Talk While Protecting Your Hearing

Two new Honeywell Howard Leight SYNC earmuff models block harmful noise while allowing users to stay connected to what matters

WESTWOOD, Mass., (August 7, 2018) – When it comes to working in noisy environments, silence is golden. And while the maxim may seem a bit cliché, there’s nothing funny or acceptable about hearing loss—especially when it can be prevented with an over-the-ear-style earmuff.

But if silence really is golden, so is the chance to take phone calls or stream music from your mobile device, or simply enjoy listening to AM/FM radio.

Enter the Sync family of electronic earmuffs from Honeywell Howard Leight—a line of ultra-comfortable high-quality headgear that protects users from hazardous noise, while keeping them connected to what matters.

Building on the success of its popular SYNC Stereo Earmuff, Honeywell Howard Leight introduces two new SYNC models for 2018: the Bluetooth-enabled SYNC Wireless Earmuff, and the SYNC AM/FM Radio Earmuff.

NEW Honeywell Howard Leight SYNC Wireless Earmuff

Whether working on a noisy jobsite, operating machinery or power equipment, or just cutting the lawn, you can work, stream and communicate wirelessly with the Honeywell Howard Leight SYNC Wireless Earmuff. The convenient, user-friendly, passive earmuff protects hearing by blocking out dangerous noise, while allowing its wearer to answer calls and stream content via Bluetooth* — without the hassle of cables or wires.

SYNC Wireless provides high passive noise attenuation with a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 25db. Its sleek, ergonomic design is highly comfortable to wear and makes operation simple with volume control buttons and flashing colored lights to indicate different settings.

The Bluetooth 4.1-enabled SYNC Wireless Earmuff connects wirelessly to mobile devices and features a robust boom microphone that allows users to place and answer calls with the confidence they’ll be understood. Plus, it’s easy to stream audio information and content—enhancing enjoyment and efficiency, while improving situational awareness.

Technology and Performance

  • 25db NRR offers a significant level of hearing protection
  • Bluetooth® 4.1 enabled


  • Connects wirelessly to Bluetooth-enabled devices for streaming music and communication
  • Conduct calls or stream information and audio content wirelessly from a mobile device
  • Uncompromised stereo sound
  • Performs as a traditional, passive earmuff when not connected to an audio device
  • Premium, padded headband
  • Rechargeable lithium Ion battery provides 16+ hours of operating time while streaming
  • Robust boom microphone with windsock for voice clarity in high-noise environments
  • Easy push-button connectivity and simple operating controls
  • Foldable earcups for compact storage

In the Box

  • One size fits most, Bluetooth-enabled earmuff with rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • USB cord and wall charger
  • Available in Black/Red

Black/Red: Model # RWS-53016 / UPC # 400255300168 / MSRP $153.00

NEW Honeywell Howard Leight SYNC AM/FM Radio Earmuff

Whistling while you work is fine and dandy, but listening to your favorite radio stations while you work is even better. The new SYNC AM/FM Radio Earmuff from Honeywell Howard Leight combines a 25db Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) with a built-in, digital AM/FM tuner for crisp, clean radio reception and high-fidelity stereo sound that’s on par with professional audio headphones.

Available in Black or Hi-Vis Green, SYNC AM/FM’s sleek and ergonomic design is highly comfortable to wear and makes operation simple with volume control buttons and flashing colored lights to indicate different settings. Offering auto search tuning, ten customizable station pre-sets and volume memory, SYNC AM/FM Radio employs a technologically advanced acoustical bass chamber to enhance bass sounds that are typically sacrificed in a stereo earmuff. Want to listen to your playlist? The SYNC AM/FM Radio Earmuff makes it easy to connect and listen to a smartphone, MP3 player or radio scanner with its external 3.5mm AUX jack and included cord.

Technology and Performance

  • 25db NRR offers a significant level of hearing protection
  • Clean, crisp, digital AM/FM radio reception and high-fidelity stereo sound
  • Patented Air Flow Control technology for optimal attenuation across all frequencies without increasing earcup size or weight
  • 100+ hour battery life


  • Digital AM/FM tuning
  • Auto search and 10 station pre-sets
  • LCD display
  • External 3.5mm AUX input for connection to mobile devices, MP3 players and scanners
  • Lightweight, slim earcup design
  • Foldable earcups for compact storage
  • Padded foam headband
  • Super soft snap-in ear cushions for easy maintenance and replacement

In the Box

  • One size fits most, AM/FM earmuff
  • Two AA batteries included
  • External 3.5mm AUX cord for connection to MP3 player, mobile device or scanner
  • Available in Black or Hi-Vis Green with reflective headband

Black: Model # 1032460 / UPC # 731255032460 / MSRP $92.72

Hi-Vis Green: Model # RWS-53015 / UPC # 040025530161 / MSRP $104.04

When it comes to hearing protection, silence is, indeed, golden, but so is the ability to stay connected to the world around us. Trust the Sync family of passive earmuffs from Honeywell Howard Leight to provide effective protection against dangerous noise levels, while keeping you or loved ones connected to what matters. The new Honeywell Howard Leight SYNC Wireless Earmuff and both new SYNC AM/FM Radio Earmuffs are available now at licensed Honeywell Howard Leight retailers.

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ReCover Tactical Announced Upcoming Release of 6 New Rails



ReCover Tactical is pleased to announce the upcoming release of 6 new rails
Shipping End of September
Pre-Orders Now Open

  • SHR9 – M&P Shield Smith & Wesson Compact Picatinny Rail
  • GR26 – Glock 26 Compact Picatinny Rail
  • GR43 – Glock 43 Compact Picatinny Rail
  • GR19 – Glock 19 Gen 1 and 2 Picatinny Rail
  • OR19 – Glock 19/17 Gen 3-5 Picatinny Over Rail
  • ZR65 – Sig Sauer P365 Compact Picatinny Over Rail

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SIG SAUER Receives Award from DoD for Suppressed Upper Receiver Group (SURG) with MCX Rifle System

Image result for SIG Suppressed Upper Receiver GroupNewington, N.H. (August 7, 2018) – U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the selection of the SIG SAUER MCX System for the Suppressed Upper Receiver Group (SURG) for the existing M4A1 Carbine. The SIG SAUER MCX SURG System will be an upgrade to the current M4A1 Carbine – a fully automatic version of the M4 Carbine – that went into service in 1994.

The DoD began the SURG program to upgrade, and optimize military weapons for continuous, suppressed use on the battlefield. The SIG SAUER MCX Rifle System outperformed the competition through the demanding, rigorous, and grueling testing to receive the SURG award. The SIG SAUER suppressor withstood the stringent stress and torture requirements set by DoD for firing specifications, vibration, sound, and temperature requirements to ensure soldier safety.

“The requirements set by DOD for the SURG procurement demanded significant improvements in reliability, thermal characteristics, and durability that went well above anything we are currently seeing in the industry,” said Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG SAUER, Inc. “We worked very hard to develop the MCX SURG System to specifically meet and exceed the DoD requirements. I am extremely proud that our hard work paid off, and endured the stringent and demanding military testing requirements, to ultimately gain the confidence of DoD to support their operations in the field.”

This DoD Award for the MCX SURG System is a $48 million, five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity, firm-fixed-price contract with an expected completion date of July 2023. The system will be built at the state-of-the-art SIG SAUER worldwide headquarters in Newington, New Hampshire.

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


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Barnes® Expands its Precision Match Line with 6mm Creedmoor, 6.5 Creedmoor and 260 Remington


Mona, UT – Barnes Bullets developed Precision Match ammunition for the elite, technical shooters who demand uncompromising performance. Barnes Precision Match is now available in 6mm Creedmoor, 6.5 Creedmoor and 260 Remington.

Precision Match Ammunition, engineered for precision at extreme distances, features exceptionally low standard deviations and extreme variations due to Barnes’ exacting manufacturing and quality standards. Precision Match rounds are loaded with a match grade OTM (Open Tip Match) BT projectile featuring a long boat tail and high B.C. As an additional bonus, scan the QR code located on the back of each box to view Doppler radar generated drop tables specific to each load.

Order #


Bullet Weight/Style




6mm Creedmoor

112gr. Match Burner OTM BT


Coming Soon


6.5 Creedmoor

140gr. Match Burner OTM BT


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260 Remington

140gr. Match Burner OTM BT


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Precision Match delivers exceptionally accurate, long range results allowing the shooter to SEND IT WITH CONFIDENCE every time.

About Barnes Bullets, LLC

Barnes Bullets are purpose-built for precision shooters, America’s military elite and top-tier law enforcement communities. For the discriminating shooter who demands products that are uncompromising in performance and quality, Barnes brings to bear its relentless pursuit of innovative design, exacting manufacturing, and leading-edge testing capabilities.

More information about the Company can be found at

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SIG SAUER Receives 2018 Golden Triggr Awards for “Innovation in Firearms” and “Innovation in Optics”

Newington, N.H. (August 6, 2018) – SIG SAUER Inc., is pleased to announce they took home Golden Triggr Awards for two of the three categories at TriggrCon which showcases the newest, most innovative products in the firearms industry.

Recipients of the Golden Triggr Awards are evaluated on the following criteria: 1) Concept and Design: innovation that addresses a need and becomes a basis for future innovation, 2) Finish: quality of materials and manufacturing design and, 3) End User: the innovation should provide a high value and benefit that exceeds the cost.

The SIG SAUER P365 was awarded the 2018 Golden Triggr Award for Innovation in Firearms. The P365 is an everyday, concealed carry pistol. This micro-compact pistol is smaller and lighter than other pistols in its class. It features a high-capacity, patented modified double-stack magazine for a 10+1 full-size capacity, with 12-round factory made magazines available for 13-round capacity.

“Innovation is the foundation for all of the products developed by SIG SAUER, and we are truly honored to be recognized in this forum by our peers,” began Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “With the P365, we fused together micro-compact sizing with full-size capacity – an industry first. The value of this innovation is clearly being recognized and appreciated by our consumers because the demand for our Everyday Carry P365 is remarkable, and continues to surpass expectations.”

The SIG SAUER Electro-Optic Ballistic Data Xchange (BDX) was awarded the 2018 Golden Triggr for Innovation in Optics. BDX™ is a fully integrated rangefinder and riflescope system that utilizes Applied Ballistics Ultralight and Bluetooth™ to calculate and illuminate the exact holdover dot for the perfect shot. BDX is simple, fast, and intuitive – just connect the dot. The SIG BDX app is available for Android or iOS devices.

“We are very proud to be involved with TriggrCon as this event is a great fit for SIG SAUER. To be recognized for the TriggrCon Golden Triggr Award just takes it to the next level. The BDX system is a really innovative new product platform and has the potential to transform the way we hunt and shoot,” added Andy York, President, SIG SAUER Electro-Optics. “BDX brings an entirely new experience to hunters and sport enthusiasts by integrating their personal ballistics and automatically illuminating the correct hold over dot. The value, accuracy, and simplicity of the BDX system is really transformative, it is also a lot of fun to use.”

TriggrCon was held July 26 – 29, 2018 in Bellevue, Washington.

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


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As a unique mix of aerospace-industry lubricants that was formulated specifically for firearms, MC-10 delivers unrelenting protection from -65 all the way up to 650 degrees. It doesn’t look or feel like other formulas—and it doesn’t break down like other formulas when things get heated. When the mission is critical, MC-10 delivers without compromise.

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Secure Outcomes Announces Second Quarter Results and Significant Product Restructuring including Price Reductions

Company Continues Trend of Strong Growth with Second Quarter in a Row of over 50% Sales Growth.

Evergreen, Colo. (August 2018)Secure Outcomes, announced today that second quarter financial results showed a 50% gain over the first quarter of 2018 with a profitable EBITDA of approximately 8% of revenue.

In addition, the Company announced today that it has restructured its product line including significant pricing decreases of up to 15%. For example, Secure Outcomes has dropped LS/GunSmoke pricing by about 10% and now provides financing to ATF approved Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) that have the ATF “Special Occupational Tax” (SOT) in place required by federal law to sell Class III/NFA firearms with terms of 45% down followed by two equal monthly payments for the balance.

The LS/GunSmoke™ livescan fingerprinting system, which enables Class III/NFA firearms retailers to meet federal ATF Rule 41F requirements, now offers three tiers of simple bundled solutions pricing:

  • LS/GunSmoke Core™ includes the base fingerprinting scanning system (control laptop, fingerprint scan device, fingerprint card printer, all control software, one-year hardware/software warranty and 24/7/365 telephone support hotline forever);
  • LS/GunSmoke Premium™ additionally includes a camera/photo printer to provide 2×2” glossy passport quality photographs;
  • LS/GunSmoke Elite includes all of the Core and Premium capabilities as well as electronic signature and hard carrying case for field use.

Jack Harper, CEO of Secure Outcomes, said, “I am happy to announce the product restructuring aimed at simplifying life for firearms dealers who must meet ATF 41F requirements. Dealers can now easily understand what they need to buy without the complications and configuration hassles they encounter with other vendors. In addition, because our revenues have shown such strong growth over the past two quarters while our costs have been dropping, we are able to pass those savings as well as simple financing on to our GunSmoke customers.”

Harper continued, “I very much appreciate the response of the market to our products and the confidence and faith that Class III/NFA dealers continue to show to Secure Outcomes. We now have over 100 Class III firearms dealers that depend on LS/GunSmoke – a major milestone for the Company.”

Secure Outcomes also has restructured and renamed the LS/Lite™ system to be the new LS/Professional™ solution. LS/Professional includes everything needed in one simple easy to understand live scan package that enables schools, airports, government agencies, hospitals, medical examiners, Fortune 500s and many others to easily meet background fingerprint check requirements.

Harper continued, “I am also happy to announce a 15% price drop for the LS/Professional solution. Market response to the ‘Professional has been excellent and we continue to aggressively develop market share.”

About Secure Outcomes:

Secure Outcomes designs and builds the industry’s easiest to use, most cost effective and best supported digital livescan fingerprinting systems available. The fast-growing Secure Outcomes customer base of approximately 400 users includes over 100 police departments, the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, major federal airports, a federal government financial agency with over $1-trillion in assets, over 100 large public-school districts, Fortune 500s, over 100 Class III NFA firearms manufacturers and dealers, commercial fingerprint service provider companies and many others across the country.

The LS family of digital livescan fingerprinting systems collect, archive and transmit forensic-quality fingerprint sets. The separate products are designed to inexpensively fulfill the demanding requirements of law enforcement, public schools, firearms dealers, military, banks, commercial and local, state and federal government users.

The Secure Outcomes systems also include optional military-grade data encryption to further protect sensitive fingerprint and other information.

Secure Outcomes systems are designed to operate anywhere in the world and are 100% programmed in Common Lisp, the artificial intelligence applications development language. U.S Patents 9,569,655, 9,342,732, 8,676,046 and 8,331,775.

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Parabon® NanoLabs to Attend Missouri Police Chiefs Charitable Foundation 2018 LE Combined Conference

The Missouri Police Chiefs Charitable Foundation 2018 LE Combined Conference will be held Aug. 3 – 5, 2018 in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Reston, Va. (August 2018) – Parabon® NanoLabs, a vertically integrated DNA technology company that develops next-gen forensic and therapeutic products, will be attending the Missouri Police Chiefs Charitable Foundation 2018 LE Combined Conference, to be held at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri, Aug. 3 – 5, 2018.

Parabon will be on hand to discuss Snapshot®, 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. This service can aid in generating investigative leads, narrowing suspect lists and identifying unknown remains.

Parabon has also recently announced the launch of its newest product, Genetic Genealogy. It is the combination of genetic analysis with traditional historical and genealogical research to study family history. For forensic investigators, it can be used to identify remains by tying the DNA to a family with a missing person or to point to the likely identity of a perpetrator. It has already lead to arrests in several high profile cold cases.

The Missouri Police Chiefs Charitable Foundation 2018 LE Combined Conference is the largest of the MPCA’s events during the year. The convention and trade show provides continuing education hours, social activities and networking opportunities to those in the law enforcement profession.

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 oncology to chemistry and computer science, the Company is bringing to market revolutionary new products and services made possible by recent advances in DNA sequencing, processing and manufacturing technologies.

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SAAMI Welcomes On Target Ammunition as Newest Member

OnTarget Ammunition

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute® (SAAMI®) is pleased to announce that On Target Ammunition has been accepted as a Supporting Member. Based in Grain Valley, Missouri, On Target Ammunitionis a leading manufacturer of rifle and pistol cartridges.

“We are excited to have On Target join the SAAMI family,” said Rick Patterson, SAAMI’s Executive Director. “The company brings a unique perspective on the ammunition manufacturing business to the table, and we’re looking forward to working with them.”

“We at On Target are very pleased to become a part of the foremost technical organization in the firearms and ammunition industry,” said Bill Hale, Owner of On Target Ammunition. “As a manufacturer, we desire to support our customers’ requirements by being on the leading edge of technical progress and strongly believe that being a member of SAAMI will provide us with the technical knowledge and standards to become an industry leader.”

Headquartered in Newtown, Connecticut, SAAMI is an association of the nation’s leading manufacturers of firearms, ammunition and components. SAAMI was founded in 1926 at the request of the federal government and is an ANSI-accredited standards developer. SAAMI’s many tasks include creating and publishing industry standards for safety, reliability and interchangeability, coordinating technical data, promoting science-based decision-making by regulators and legislators and promoting safe and responsible firearms use. These efforts are conducted on a global scale. For more information, visit

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Magpul Industries Corp
August 2nd

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Galco Gunleather Signs on to Celebrate 2018 National Shooting Sports Month


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PHOENIX, August 2018

PHOENIX AZ – Galco Gunleather today announced its involvement in the 2018 National Shooting SportsMonth in partnership with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). Created to encourage participation in the shooting sports and emphasize firearms safety, this nationwide celebration will take place throughout the month of August.

“We are truly excited to see NSSF promoting National Shooting Sports Month,” said Mike Barham, Media & PR Manager of Galco Gunleather. “This is the perfect incentive for our regular customers to introduce someone new to the sports they love and for those who haven’t been out to the range lately to get back out there and get in some practice. We’re even offering some great discounts on select holsters and other items during the month of August.”

“Our first National Shooting Sports Month last year was a tremendous success, thanks to hundreds of ranges and retailers across the country signing up to take part and getting the word out to their customers and communities,” said Zach Snow, NSSF Director, Shooting Range Services. “We’re thrilled to have Galco Gunleather join in continuing the celebration of the shooting sports in 2018.”

Whether you’re an experienced competitor, a hunter or a person just becoming interested in acquiring their first firearm and learning how to shoot, NSSF’s 2018 National Shooting Sports Month has a range near you working to encourage your skill building and firearms safety education. Visit to learn more, and be sure to “Like” NSSF’s Facebook page to see updates from other ranges and retailers near you participating, as well as stories from friends and family across the country helping everyone celebrate this special event.

Have plans to head to your National Shooting Sports Month participating range in August? Tell us about your experience on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #LetsGoShooting.

Questions? Visit, or Contact Us.
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Peyronie’s Disease, Harley Davidson’s Livewire and Russian Meddling Have Nothing in Common…

Readers, it’s Friday and the weekend is upon us. Hopefully you don’t find yourselves inundated in rain as I am. I hope the weather will give me a break because I need range time to get through a couple of reviews I have in the works. Any way, August is National Shooting Sports Month and I encourage you to keep this great American tradition alive, so get outdoors, dust-off the safe queen and shoot. Since it’s Friday we also have our, most of the time, weekly shoot the shit for you.

Image result for Peyronie's diseaseFor this week’s shoot the shit I was going to talk about Peyronie’s disease but the illustrations were problematic. This banana’s curvature would be a mild expression of what the real deal could look like. So, that didn’t workout too well.

I then thought that Harley Davidson’s announcement of an all electric motorcycle, the Harley Davidson Livewire line, would make a good topic. But, I decided against it because…

…I don’t know about you all but one of the reasons I like Harley is that deep throated “potato, potato, potato” sound, and along with that sound is the rhythmic vibration of its seat that your significant other looks forward to. Well, you can kiss that goodbye with the a Livewire. Harley Davidson may need to include headsets and Harley sound mp3s with the bike that you can listen to when cruising.

Image result for Russian spies cartoonSo let’s talk about this Russian meddling stuff…

All of our intelligence agencies feel that Russia continues to actively interfere with our elections; they all seem to agree that the 2018 midterms are vulnerable to state sponsored meddling.

Now, there’s no evidence to suggest that voting machines were hacked, ballots altered or results changed  in any way, so the nature of the state sponsored meddling is as follows.

Social media is like an petri dish for this sort of thing because it provides an open platform for potential assets to expose themselves. The intelligence community rarely acts directly, they develop assets who are leveraged to conduct HUMINT, or perform other services, for their handler. The most valuable asset you can have is an individual or individuals committed to a cause for patriotism, political ideology, theology, family ties etc. The riskiest asset is the one that says to you “how much.” Since social media provides a free and far reaching platform for someone to express feelings and ideology, those individuals can be readily identified and become potential assets to be exploited.

Once potential assets are identified, the operative attempts to establish a relationship by being sympathetic to the assets’ cause, this is a very easy thing to do via a platform like Facebook where operatives can create any number of user accounts, disguising their affiliations. Once that relationship is formed, the operative offers to assist the asset advance his or her cause. They can then leverage the individual to organize others with similar ideologies for rallies, marches, social unrest, etc. Classic East German KGB work!

The efficiency of modern day technology makes it possible for an operative to establish  relationships with potential assets of opposing views; thereby, creating the environment for a clash. If needed, the operative will also provide financial support to ensure that events go off. This is what was done in 2016 and continues to be done to a lesser degree.

Although far less sophisticated than the state sponsored actors I’ve just described, domestic radical groups, left or right leaning, are also prolific users of social media to advance a political agenda. They dispense outright lies, half-truths or employ any other strategy that maligns their target. Political parties are included in this type of activity. Social media does not screen for truth.

So, is there a difference? Technically yes; however, in effect they are one in the same. Making matters worse, social media users as a whole accept everything they see on social media as fact. During the Cold War, we used Radio Free Europe as a propaganda tool, today it’s Facebook, Instagram, Snap Chat. et al.

Whether it comes from Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Russia, North Korea or China you can expect continual efforts to leverage cyber space for propaganda. The way to deal with it needs to be more than cyber security, you need to teach the public in schools on the job and in the media.

Have a great weekend, be safe and get out to the range,  it’s National Shooting Sports Month!

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Springfield Introduces the XD-S Mod 2 in 9mm


XD-S Mod.2® Safety
  • Caliber 9mm
  • MSRP $586
  • Barrel 3.3″ Hammer Forged Steel, Melonite®
  • Sights Ameriglo Pro-Glo Tritium Front / Tactical Rack Rear
  • Frame Black Polymer w/ Enhanced Grip Texture
  • Slide Steel, Melonite®
  • Recoil System Dual Captive Recoil Spring w/ Full Length Guide Rod
  • Length 6.3″
  • Height 4.3″ – 4.85″ w/ Extended Magazine
  • Width .975″
  • Magazines (1) 7-Round w/ Pinkie Extension, (1) 9-Round Extended & (1) Flush Plate
  • Weight 21.5 oz w/ Flush Magazine – 22.5 oz w/ Extended Magazine
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SIG SAUER Introduces New 223 Rem and 308 Win SIG FMJ Rifle Ammunition

Newington, N.H. (July 31, 2018) – SIG SAUER continues to grow its Elite Performance line of rifle ammunition with the addition of 223 Rem and 308 Win full metal jacket (FMJ) rounds for training. SIG FMJ practice ammunition is ideal for those seeking cost-efficient, high-quality rounds for target practice. The 55gr 223 Rem load has muzzle velocity of 3,240 fps with muzzle energy of 1,282 ft.-lbs., and the 150gr 308 Win has a muzzle velocity of 2,900 fps with muzzle energy of 2,802 ft.-lbs..

“We have been inundated with requests for ball ammunition in these popular rifle calibers,” said Brad Criner, Senior Director, Brand Management and Business Development, SIG SAUER Ammunition. “This new SIG FMJ rifle ammunition fills a need for those who want to practice their shooting without paying match-grade prices for competition-level performance.”

All SIG SAUER Elite Performance Ammunition is manufactured by SIG SAUER at its new ammunition manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Arkansas to the same exacting standards as the company’s premium pistols and rifles. For more information, visit



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Bawidamann Rogues are Available Once Again!

The Rogue by Bawidamann Blades was designed with Milling on the thumbrest and around the arced ring for positive grip retention.  This knife was designed with a 60 degree angle bend from handle to tip to enhance natural motions from punching to plunging, with the knife being a true extension of the motion. It was designed primarily for off side carry, and has many possible carry options. The arcs on the ring serve as natural finger/thumb/palm (hypothenar) placement points, and becomes a natural extension of the handle when fully enclosed in the hand in either forward or reverse grips. You also have the option of using the ring in reverse grip (much like a Karambit) but with a straight blade you can still trap and cut with.

The recurve blade comes to a hard angle before transitioning to the tip, and this one offers a top edge for a full continuous cut. A bit of “Electric Viking Deco Spirit” has been added to your edged tool from the Bawidamann/VZ GRIP Designer series.  Original in design and easy to carry, these Grips are as Aesthetically pleasing as they are Functional for positive grip retention. 

Almost as Cool as the knife, is the sheath. We are taking our product line to a whole new level with our carrying systems. Fully reversible left/right. Simply disassemble the sheath, save the rear pivot set, and flip the straps and hardware to the opposite side or change the degree of carry. there are 6+ carry configurations. THIS CARRY SYSTEM UTILIZES PULL THE DOT SNAPS FOR QUICK ON/OFF

M.S.R.P. $350


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August is National Shooting Sports Month and Need An Excuse To Go Shooting?


 National Shooting Sports Month

Start Planning Your Activities For National Shooting Sports Month

Need an excuse to go shooting during the month of August? Probably not, but in case you do, August is National Shooting Sports Month. It’s a 31-day excuse to go target shooting. All month long, ranges and retailers across the country are holding events, offering deals and sales, and like we said, it’s simply a great excuse to go shooting. What more motivation do you need? Here are few ways to celebrate:
1. Find an event near you
Visit to locate local ranges and retailers.
2. Enter the sweepstakes
Enter the sweepstakes for your chance to win one of the $38,000 in prize packages drawn weekly!
3. Introduce someone new
There’s nothing quite like seeing the excitement on a friend or family member’s face after they take their first shots. Bring someone new to the range and show them what it’s all about. Many ranges are holding
events geared specifically for first-time shooters.
4. Share it!
#LetsGoShooting is the theme of National Shooting Sports Month. Share the hashtag and your experiences on your social media networks, and remind others to give target shooting a try.
New to the shooting sports? No problem, ranges and firearms retailers across the country are staffed with skilled professionals and instructors who can explain the rules of safe gun handling and the basic skills needed to become a top shot. Learn the basics, what to expect at the range and shooting tips.

Join in on the fun this month! Share your promotions using the #LetsGoShooting hashtag.


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Walther Arms has just introduced the CCP (Conceal Carry Pistol) M2 that I’ll be reviewing for readers in September. Tool-less  takedown and a continuation of the highly acclaimed CCP wrapped in that world famous Walther ergonomics. Shazam!

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Howard Leight Impact Sport BOLT by Honeywell


In June 2018, Howard Leight, now a Honeywell company, introduced a new and improved version of the original Howard Leight Impact Sport electronic earmuffs marketed as the Impact Sport BOLT. The BOLT retains all of the comfort and compactness of the original Impact Sport but feature a revved up the electronics package to deliver excellent audio amplification and an impulse noise attack time of .5 milliseconds.

Read my review…

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The H_RD Slide Now Available For Pre-Order.

Hudson Mfg continues to expand their line of factory-built accessories for the H9. Earlier this week, they announced the pre-order sale of the H_RD slide (short for Hudson Red Dot Slide).

The H_RD Slide is a variant of the standard H9 slide, and it is engineered to allow for the lowest possible mounting of red dot optics. The patent-pending plate mounting system makes it possible to use multiple optics with the H_RD. The hardened steel mounting plates fit over a robust pivot surface and rotate into dual dovetail joints cut into the slide. This system prevents forward and rearward motion, and you can be assured that the H_RD will keep your optic in place while shooting.

Initially, Hudson is offering mounting plate options for the Trijicon RMR, Shield RMS, and Leupold DeltaPoint Pro, and all H_RD slides will arrive with an aluminum block-off plate. Other plates will be available as the market changes. The H_RD comes equipped with a suppressor height front sight, and all plates are built with an integrated suppressor height rear sight. Additionally, the H_RD features H9A front and rear slide serrations and comes complete with slide internals. Just drop in either your standard H9 barrel or the Hudson H9 Threaded Barrel sold separately.

The MSRP of the H_RD is competitively priced at $747, but during the pre-order sale, we are offering a 9% discount toward the purchase of the H_RD. Furthermore, three customers who purchase a H_RD by August 6th, 2018 will be entered to win their choice of a free Trijicon RMR, Shield RMS, or Leupold DeltaPoint Pro.

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IWI US Expert’s Corner: Galil ACE Disassembly and Assembly

IWI US National Law Enforcement Sales Manager, Tom Alibrando, shows step-by-step instructions for how to disassemble and reassemble your Galil ACE rifle.

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Lyons Falls, NY: Otis Technology is pleased to announce three recent promotions within the sales and marketing teams.  Francis Devlin has been promoted to Vice President of Business Development, Tom Knudtson to Director of Commercial Sales and Heather Pleskach to Director of Marketing.

Frank Devlin joined Otis in 2011 as a Key Account Manager where he was quickly promoted to National Sales Manager.  In 2015, Frank was promoted to Director of Commercial Sales where he oversaw a team of regional sales managers.  Frank has been instrumental in the company’s commercial sales growth and in his new role as Vice President of Business Development he will be responsible for cultivating relationships and developing new opportunities for the organization.

Tom Knudtson has been with Otis Technology for four years as a Sales Manager, responsible for the Central U.S. region.  He brought with him over thirty years of experience in sales and product development in the shooting sports industry and his extensive knowledge quickly became apparent.  He has demonstrated excellence in all market channels in the shooting sports industry.  In his new role as Director of Commercial Sales, he will be responsible for driving the sales strategy for the sporting goods side of the business.

Heather (Bennett) Pleskach joined Otis in 2008 as a marketing associate.  Over the last decade, she has held ever increasing roles within the marketing department including Marketing Manager and most recently Associate Director of Marketing.  In her new role as Director of Marketing, she will continue to drive the marketing strategy for the brand and will also oversee the marketing, graphics and customer service/inside sales teams.  She sits on the board for the Women’s Outdoor Media Association and in 2017 she was named one of NNY Business magazine’s Top 20 Under 40.

“We are very excited about Frank, Tom and Heather’s new roles and I am confident they will continue to elevate the Otis brand in their sales and marketing efforts,” states Larry Williams, Otis Technology’s Chief Executive Officer.  He continues, “Their leadership has helped position Otis as a premium American brand in the gun maintenance sector.  We have a fantastic team and I look forward to seeing their continued successes in their new roles.  Their strategic thinking will be instrumental in the future growth of our company.”
All three share a love for hunting, shooting and the outdoors and emulate the lifestyle of the Otis Technology brand.
Otis Technology is known for manufacturing the most advanced gun cleaning systems and accessories available.  The superior Breech-to-Muzzle® design combined with unmatched quality has positioned Otis as the gun care system of choice with the US Military.  Otis Technology is SMART GUN CARE

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Holosun Technologies Inc. Expands US Operations


Walnut, CA – Holosun Technologies Inc., a premium optics manufacturer based in southern California plans to expand its operations in Los Angeles County. This move will allow the company to build upon its growth in the optics industry as well as attract, hire and retain exceptional talent. Holosun, which manufactures, imports and distributes red dots sights, tactical lasers and accessories, will embark on a $7 million move of its headquarters from Walnut California to the City of Industry, California.

“This move will afford us the room we need to expand our operations and product offerings over the next decade. Our new facility will house our customer service, sales support, and shipping / receiving departments as well as our assembly operations. Additionally, as we continue to grow our business, we will explore manufacturing many of the components used in our products at the new facility,” comments Holosun Business Development Manager, Louis Craig.
The company estimates that it will add positions in assembly, customer service, shipping and receiving. Holosun has previously moved 2 times in the past 3 years as a response to their business growth.

Holosun Technologies, located in Walnut, California, was established in 2013 by one of the industry’s most successful OEM manufacturers. Holosun is committed to creating innovative optic, laser/IR technologies that benefit a broad range of shooting, hunting, law enforcement and military needs. Using the quality manufacturing standards demanded by some of the best known optics brands in the world, with a wide range of affordable options, we provide military grade optics without the military grade price.

Over the course of the past decade, Holosun has been at the forefront of developing new sight technologies to fulfill a variety of shooting needs. Our product line includes innovations such as; 50,000 hr battery life, solar options, the ability to change reticles with the press of a button and IR/Laser units that utilize the most recent advancements in laser and LED technology. At Holosun, we pride ourselves on producing cutting edge equipment with a competitive price that astounds the customer and the competition.

For more information, please visit WWW.HOLOSUN.COM

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Winchester Ammunition Awarded U.S. Army Order


EAST ALTON, Ill. (July 27, 2018) – The U.S. Army has recently awarded Winchester an $8.1 million order for 7.62mm ammunition under an existing “Second Source” contract.  The ammunition will be manufactured in Winchester’s state-of-the-art facility in Oxford, MS with an estimated completion date of Dec 31, 2019.  Winchester has received more than $285 million in orders on this contract since it was initially awarded in January 2016.

“Winchester has a proud history of developing products for the military and is honored to have a role in supporting the American war fighter with the ammunition they depend on.”  said Matt Campbell, vice president of marketing and sales for Winchester.

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Extrema Ratio, is located in Prato, Italy and has been designing, manufacturing and selling high performance combat ,military, kitchen, hunting and tactical knives since 1997. Their tactical / military knives enjoy a global reputation for excellence that is unsurpassed in the industry.

The Shrapnel One is a blade dedicated to those who love to take care of style and details…. without giving up the typical Extrema Ratio performances

  • Weight g.: 285
  • Weight oz.: 10,05
  • Blade Length (mm): 157
  • Blade Length (in): 6,18
  • Total Length (mm): 287
  • Total Length (in): 23,11
  • Blade Thickness (mm): 6.3
  • Blade Thickness (in): 0,24
  • Blade Material: BöHLER STEEL N690 (58HRC)
  • Blade Finishing: MIL-C-13924 BURNISHING
  • Main Grid: FLAT
  • Handle Material: FORPRENE
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