There are very few things that piss me off more than someone capitalizing on battlefield gallantry for political gain and this Clinton ad hit my tilt override. So here’s what I’d like to say to Mr. Khizr Khan.

Mr. Khan, I’ve spent 12 years in military service. In that 12 year period I’ve had the opportunity to interact with a great many officers. Your son’s gallantry was exemplary; it honors him and was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army. However, that gallantry was his and not yours to hijack for political gain. I can assure you that as God has him in heaven, he is deeply disappointed with you.

Your speech at the DNC was geared to intentionally distort Mr. Trump’s comments, as awkward as they were, and suggests that Donald Trump’s comments were geared  to discriminate against all Muslims. The reality is that most of the industrialized world, Muslim countries included, are at peril from Radical Islamic Terrorism. If you are honest enough to accept that precept, then it should make sense that as a country we exercise extreme caution when admitting individuals from areas of the world  that expose the country to higher risks. That caution benefits you, all Muslims Americans, as well as other members of our society.

Now, I know that you like waving your copy of the Constitution and positioning yourself as an experts but you neglected some very important points.

First, there is no Constitutional requirement that any religious or ethnic group be admitted into the country.

Second, as Commander In Chief, it places an immense burden on the office holder to uphold the laws of the land, provide for national security and protect the Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic. This mandate means that if law enforcement and intelligence sources identify specific groups as presenting a higher risk to national security, then a President is required to act accordingly.

So, please stop using your son to your benefit or someone else’s political gain. The best way to honor your son’s gallantry and bravery is for you to conduct yourself accordingly.

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Mike Rowe to Headline 2017 SHOT Show State of the Industry Dinner

NEWTOWN, Conn.-The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that Executive Producer, Narrator, and TV Host Mike Rowewill provide the headlining entertainment for the 2017 SHOT Show State of the Industry Dinner.

Mike Rowe is best known as the “dirtiest man on TV,” a title he earned on the hit TV seriesDirty Jobs, where he completed 300 different jobs traversing all 50 states and transformed cable television into a landscape of swamps, sewers, and coal mines. He has narrated hundreds of documentaries about space, nature, dinosaurs, serial killers, and how stuff works. Most recently, Rowe launched The Way I Heard It, a weekly five-minute podcast of mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span. He has also forged a handful of partnerships with iconic brands and filmed a boatload of Ford commercials.

As CEO of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, Rowe speaks regularly about the country’s dysfunctional relationship with work, the widening skills gap, and challenging the persistent belief that a four-year degree is automatically the best path to take for the most people. The mikeroweWORKS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides financial assistance to people getting trained for skilled jobs that are in demand. Through scholarship programs, like the Work Ethic Scholarship Program, the Foundation has helped grant more than $3 million in technical and/or vocational education for trade schools across the country.

“We’re thrilled to have Mike Rowe speak at our annual State of the Industry Dinner, and it’s not hard to see why,” said Chris Dolnack, NSSF Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “He is a champion of hard work, fairness and common sense; he has worked tirelessly as an advocate of America’s blue-collar worker; and his philanthropic efforts to put people back to work in skilled jobs have resonated from America’s big cities to its heartland. He’s also one of the most entertaining speakers around, and we think his message is one that everyone at the State of the Industry Dinner will appreciate.”

NSSF’s annual State of the Industry Dinner will take place the first evening of the 2017 SHOT Show, Tuesday, January 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The evening will begin with a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres hour. Following the social hour will be a gourmet dinner, then a variety of industry award presentations and the state of the industry address by Steve Sanetti, NSSF President and CEO, before the stage is given over to Mike Rowe. Individual tickets to the event are $125 for NSSF members and $145 for non-members. Tables of 10 can be purchased for $1,150 by NSSF Members and $1,350 by non-members. Seating is limited and this event will sell out, so those wishing to attend are urged to purchase their tickets early. For more information, visit shotshow.org.

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Bryan Litz On Rifle Selection For Long Range Competition

Bryan Litz is a ballistician for Berger Bullets and Applied Ballistics. Bryan has authored a number of authoritative books on the subject of ballistics. His software, published by Applied Ballistics, can be found on a number of devices including the Kestrel Wind Meters by Nielsen Kellerman. The Applied Ballistics software and smart device app is considered an industry standard used by law enforcement and military units across the world.

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This Ecuadorian Paratrooper Almost Had A Bad Day At The Office

This poor guy tucked himself in so tight that he almost became part of the fuselage. The aircrew got a safety line on him and was able to pull him in to safety. This was one of those pucker up moments.We’re glad he lived to jump again.

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Fallout Ammunition Now Using Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3Casings

b410cec6-3d6d-4326-b64e-7c45207ce9c5.pngWestport, Conn. (October 2016) –
Shell Shock Technologies, LLC., an early-stage technology and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry, announces that Fallout Ammunition’s 9mm rounds are now available with Shell Shock’s revolutionary NAS3casings.

“We discovered Shell Shock during our continued search to find the best components for Fallout’s ammunition line. The technology was intriguing. Though we were skeptical about deviating from traditional brass cartridge casings, we ordered a few test pieces to load up and take to the range. As we put these rounds through the paces we noticed that our groupings were tighter, our guns were lighter and even the sounds of the discharging cartridges were more satisfying,” commented Darren Johnson, Fallout Ammunition.

Johnson continued, “using our chronograph substantiated Shell Shock’s claims as the tested rounds showed a much more consistent velocity versus standard brass casings. Due to our positive testing experience, we decided to use Shell Shock’s casings exclusively for our new product line. Since using Shell Shock cases, we have had many compliments about how well these rounds fire and many of our customers have told us that they have also become believers in the superiority of Shell Shock’s case technology.”

“We’re excited to partner with Fallout Ammunition. They do a great job of delivering exactly what the shooting industry needs: excellent ammunition at competitive prices. Their commitment to quality is outstanding,” remarked Craig Knight, CEO of Shell Shock Technologies.

NAS3 Technology:

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

NAS3 is “Best in Class” for maintaining consistent velocity between rounds. In an independent test performed by H.P. White Laboratory (a major munitions testing facility), rounds fired using NAS3 cases achieved a velocity standard deviation of 0.93 fps (124 grain FMJ bullet, 4.2 grains Titegroup powder, 10 rounds, extreme variation 3fps).

Loaded Fallout Ammunition rounds featuring Shell Shock’s cases can be purchased here. Pricing details are below:

 9mm 115gr FMJ (New Alu/Nickel 2 Piece Casing):
     9mm 124gr FMJ (New Alu/Nickel 2 Piece Casing):
$24/100 rds.
$230/1000 rds.
$26/100 rds.
$250/1000 rds.


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What The Hell Is Happening In The Philippines?

Image result for philippine mapIt It’s Friday and time for our weekly shoot-the-shit. We’ve been busy doing a little clean up after Hurricane Matthew rolled in and are just now catching up, so we apologize for the conspicuous absence of last Friday’s shoot-the-shit topic.

For readers new to the site a shoot-the-shit is an unstructured dialogue where we present what we believe to be interesting topics that aren’t necessarily consistent with the blog’s central theme.  Readers are encouraged to participate by making any unsupported claim or statement, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone you wish or change the subject all together. We don’t charge for this opportunity, and unlike some jackass who studied psychology so he or she could better understand themselves, our approach will always leave you knowing something you never knew before.

Readers there is so much crap going on that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to broach an interesting topic. The press, more specifically the New York Times and Washington Post have degraded their standing from press to propagandists for the Clinton Campaign. I’ll leave that thought by encouraging all of you to get out the #GUNVOTE.

To give you an idea of just how bad the press is, how many of you know about what is happening in the Philippines?

The Philippines and the United States have been great allies  since the Spanish American War. We collectively defeated the Japanese in World War II, they were a major asset during Vietnam and more recently in our Global War on Terror. Filipinos are hardworking, decent, family oriented and all around wonderful fun loving men and women. The strategic importance of the Philippines to the United States can not be underestimated. However, that relationship is on the brink of collapse. Recently President Rodrigo Duterte announced his “separation” from the United States stating he had patched things up with China and the two have agreed to resolve their South China Sea dispute. His comments were made during a visit to Beijing, where he is visiting with at least 200 business people.

“In this venue, your honours, in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States,” Duterte told Chinese and Philippine business people, to applause, at a forum in the Great Hall of the People attended by Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli.

“Both in military, not maybe social, but economics also. America has lost.”

He continued…

“I’ve realigned myself in your ideological flow and maybe I will also go to Russia to talk to (President Vladimir) Putin and tell him that there are three of us against the world – China, Philippines and Russia. It’s the only way,” Duterte told his Beijing audience.

The writing is on the wall in both the Middle East and Asia Pacific and we need to get our act together tightly and swiftly.

We hope you had a great week. Be safe and get some quality time with your buds and family it is perishable.

Be safe and have a great weekend and let us hear from you.

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SNEAK PREVIEW: Crimson Trace LinQ


Just in time for the Holiday Season, we’re going to introduce you to CTC’s wireless weapon mounted laser / light accessory for your favorite AR platform. CTC included a 300 lumen white light and green laser and four modes in both momentary and continuous operation. Equally significant is that CTC engineers have laid the ground work for a very interesting future crop of wireless accessories that can be operated from the weapon’s grip. Is it perfect? You’ll have to read our review in late November.

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Caracal USA announced the availability of Model F recall replacement pistols in the United States. Delivery of the Model F replacement pistol will be dedicated to those customers affected by the 2013 product recall.

The Caracal Model F has been subjected to upgrades including a redesigned trigger safety, trigger bar, firing pin unit and a machined one-piece Multi-Function Unit (MFU). These enhancements increase both the safety and durability of the Model F pistol, while maintaining the same overall ergonomics and exterior aesthetics.
Effective November 1, 2017 Caracal USA, LLC will move all recall and customer service operations to our Boise, Idaho offices.

If you are a customer affected by the previous Caracal Model F and C product recall and have opted to trade your Model F and/or Model C pistol for a Model F replacement pistol, please contact the recall center at recall@caracalusa.com or by phone at (208) 323-8727,  Monday thru Friday, 8AM to 5PM MST.


Caracal USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Caracal International and the exclusive importer and manufacturer of Caracal products in the United States. http://caracalusa.com

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The walking dead return to the Colonial Shooting Academy, in Virginia Beach. If you are in the Chesapeake Bay Area, mount up and head out to Colonial’s facility and help to put a stop to the walking dead.


October 28 – 5:00 – 8:30 pm

October 29 12:00 – 8:00 pm

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100 years ago, Ruger founder and firearms legend, William B. Ruger was born. In honor of the man who created one of the most iconic firearms brands in American history, Hornady has partnered with Ruger to offer commemorative ammunition in limited-edition packaging.

These collector’s items include the popular 204 32 gr V-Max® load and the 480 Ruger, big-bore hunting favorite. Packaged in soft-touch, suede-like packaging with embossed foil logos and a woodcut-effect image of Mr. Ruger, these packages are sure to grace the shelves and display cases of collectors the world over.

Ruger Commemorative Ammo

Hornady is releasing two limited ammunition runs bearing William B. Ruger’s namesake:  480 Ruger and 204 Ruger— both are high performance cartridges. Purchase from your local retailer, or order online at ruger.com for a limited time.

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The U.S.M.C. has a  long tradition of working with kids. Toys For Tots being one initiative that you may all be familiar with.  But, in this video they seem to have their hands full, judging by the body count, as they engage in a NERF battle with some great kids.

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These guys were having a little too much fun. If they didn’t have that sniper position identified within the third or fourth shot there’s a very good chance they ended up on the receiving end of a Syrian airstrike. This footage is from the early stages of the Syrian Civil War.

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Sneak Preview: A LOOK AT THE BURRIS XTR II 1-8X24


Before rolling into the Holiday Season, we’ve got a great review coming your way. The BURRIS XTR II line of magnified optics with the M.A.D. turret feature has all of the sudden become a very serious competitor in the tactical optic space. Precise adjustment, robustness and superb optical clarity along with an amazing price point makes BURRIS’ XTR II a real buy. This November we’ll present readers with a look at the company’s XTR II 1-8 X 24 with circle dot reticle.

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NTOA Tests and Recommends Sightmark Ultra Shot M-Spec Reflex Sight!


Sightmark announced product performance results of the Sightmark Ultra Shot M-Spec Reflex Sight (SM26005), as reviewed by the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA). NTOA is a premier training resource and tactics development organization catering to law enforcement professionals nationwide.

The organization’s testing has resulted in recognizing the Ultra Shot’s performance and recommending the reflex sight to the organization’s law enforcement membership.

“We’re incredibly proud of our Ultra Shot M-Spec Reflex products and believe they truly are an industry-leading close- to mid-range optic rugged enough to handle the hard, sometimes gritty work our nation’s law enforcement must engage in,” stated Sightmark President, James Sellers. “It’s critically important to us that we provide products law enforcement can depend on when it matters most. The results affirm we are doing that.”

The Sightmark Ultra Shot M-Spec Reflex Sight delivers lightning quick target acquisition with parallax correction, infinite eye relief and an ultra-clear field of view through an advanced, coated, distortion free, anti-reflective, scratch-proof lens system. Encased in a military spec, heavy duty, cast magnesium alloy housing with an additional protective shield, the Ultra Shot M-Spec Reflex Sight is designed to handle high-recoil (up to .50-cal.), is submersible up to 40 ft. (IP68 waterproof rated) and provides long-lasting reliability (up to 1,000 hours of battery life with motion-sensor auto-on/off technology). Perfect for day or night operation, the Ultra Shot M-Spec includes a quick-detach lever and is compatible with PVS-14 as well as many other night vision devices. 8 daytime brightness settings, several reticle options, digital switch controls and 1 MOA windage and elevation click-adjustments (up to 120 MOA) combine to accommodate customization to suit any environment and provide on-the-fly, real world versatility.

About NTOA

The mission of the NTOA is to enhance the performance and professional status of law enforcement personnel by providing a credible and proven training resource as well as a forum for the development of tactics and information exchange. The association’s ultimate goal is to improve public safety and domestic security through training, education and tactical excellence. To learn more about NTOA, visit www.ntoa.org.

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Survivors Mini Bug Out Box

Offering 41 pieces of proven essentials, the Mini Bug Out Box keeps the odds in your favor. These survival tools are housed in a durable, waterproof ABS plastic case, ensuring they are Go Ready when you need them most. Weighing in at less than 6 oz. when full, the Mini Bug Out Box is light and compact.

If you find yourself far away from warmth and shelter, this compact kit features a flint rod that can be used to start a fire and keep warm, as well as cook food and boil water. Build a shelter in the most precarious situations with the included paracord and duct tape, or find your way back to civilization with the in-box compass.

When food and other provisions run out, survivors can count on the fishing kit to sustain themselves. With 4 rubber lures, 4 snap swivels, 4 fishing weights, 4 hooks, and a quality fishing line, the fishing kit allows any adventurer a way to procure their own food source when far from modern luxuries.

Minor cuts and injuries can cause serious harm without the advantage of a doctor. Luckily, you can become your own personal medic with the 4 bandages, 2 alcohol prep pads, and mini tweezers nestled away in the Mini Bug Out Box. In a worst case scenario, the Mini Bug Out Box provides ample means for calling rescue. Make sure you are seen and heard with the included signal mirror and light/whistle combo.


About 12 Survivors®

12 Survivors is a modern brand concept built around positive principles and support of the outdoor lifestyle, providing quality products such as knives, multi-tools, tents, first-aid kits, backpacks and other innovative gear to meet the demanding needs of survivalists, preppers, campers, hikers and hunters. For more information about 12 Survivors products, visit www.12survivors.com. For media requests related to 12 Survivors, please email mediarelations@12survivors.com.

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U.S. Optics Has A New Website


If you haven’t had a chance to visit U.S. Optics new website you really should. Arnold and the gang have done a great job in putting together an informative web resource that is easier to navigate and very informative. Finally, if you don’t shoot U.S. Optics glass you’re not shooting the best available optics. Check out the site

us optics mr-10 scope

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Sightmark’s Wolverine Red Dot Scopes

Sightmark’s Wolverine Red Dot Scopes deliver uncompromising clarity, lightning fast target acquisition and sharp red-dot clarity in a rugged yet lightweight and compact rubber-armored housing. The shockproof, fogproof, nitrogen-purged, IP67-waterproof Sightmark Wolverine is available in two models, the FSR 1×28 (SM26020) and CSR 1×23 (SM26021).

Both models are night vision compatible and feature advanced, scratch-resistant, coated lenses, unlimited eye relief, aircraft-grade 6061-T6 aluminum construction, mount height adjustability, protected adjustment caps and digital switch brightness control. The Wolverine FSR includes a 28mm objective, 2-MOA red-dot reticle with 10 brightness settings and 120 ½-MOA windage/elevation adjustability. The Wolverine CSR includes a 23mm objective lens, 4-MOA red-dot reticle with 10 brightness settings and 120 1-MOA windage/elevation click-adjustability.

Wolverine optics boast a battery life of 900 hrs. on high, 50,000 hrs. on setting 6 out of 10 and up to 1 million hours on the lowest setting with a single AA battery. Performance is flawless in temperatures ranging from -22° to 122°F so you can depend the Wolverine to be the apex red-dot predator in nearly environment. Sightmark Wolverine Red-Dot Riflescopes come standard with lens caps, a picatinny rail mount and a riser designed for absolute cowitnessing.

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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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Savage Arms Adds 6.5 Creedmoor To Its AXIS and AXIS II Lineups

SUFFIELD, Connecticut – October 10, 2016 – Savage Arms is pleased to announce its extension of 6.5 Creedmoor in nine existing rifle models, including several entry-level offerings priced less than $500. Shipments of these firearms are currently being delivered to dealers.
Since its introduction, the 6.5 Creedmoor has become one of the most popular hunting cartridges on the market. Savage Arms has added nine new rifles chambered for the hot, flat-shooting cartridge. They include the new 16 Lightweight Hunter, AXIS, AXIS LH, AXIS XP AXIS XP Camo, AXIS XP Stainless, AXIS II XP, AXIS II XP Stainless and AXIS II XP Hardwood.
Features & Benefits
• Chambered for the popular 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge
• Flat trajectory and high velocity from a short-action cartridge
• Less felt recoil
• Available in several of Savage Arms’ most popular big game rifle platforms, including the new 16 Lightweight Hunter, AXIS II XP Stainless and AXIS II XP Hardwood

Part No. / Description / MSRP

  • 22670 / 16 Lightweight Hunter, 6.5 Creedmoor / $752
  • 22671 / AXIS, 6.5 Creedmoor / $368
  • 22672 / AXIS LH, 6.5 Creedmoor / $368
  • 22673 / AXIS XP, 6.5 Creedmoor / $407
  • 22674 / AXIS XP Camo, 6.5 Creedmoor / $485
  • 22675 / AXIS XP Stainless, 6.5 Creedmoor / $507
  • 22676 / AXIS II XP, 6.5 Creedmoor / $485
  • 22677 / AXIS II XP Stainless, 6.5 Creedmoor / $580
  • 22678 / AXIS II XP Hardwood, 6.5 Creedmoor / $506
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It’s Friday and time for our weekly shoot-the-shit. This week we’re going to assist you in determining where you can fly your drone. We’ve gotten several question from individuals expressing some frustration and confusion.

All of the information that follows applies to an sUAV (small unmanned aerial vehicle). The FAA defines a small sUAV as an unmanned aircraft weighing more than .55lbs and less than 55 lbs. Aircraft falling in this weight category are subject to 14 CFR Part 107.

For starters, If you own an sUAV it must be registered with the FAA. It’s also important for you to keep in mind that registration alone is not approval to fly your UAV anywhere you please. That assumption could result in criminal prosecution. If you fly your drone for recreational purposes you are not required to obtain a Remote PIC certificate with an sUAS rating. You need to understand the very fine distinction between recreational and commercial activity. For example, if your neighbor asks you to do aerial photography or videography of his home saying, “Bob I’ll buy you and Emily dinner if you take those pictures for me…,” the FAA considers the activity as a commercial application and you must hold a current Remote PIC certificate. The following operational restrictions also apply.

All UAV operations, licensed or not, is limited to 400 feet AGL (above ground level), cannot exceed speeds of 87 knots or 100 m.p.h., the operator must maintain visual line of sight at all times (with the unaided eye other than normal eye glasses) and you can not fly over individuals or property not part of the operation being performed. Where can you fly?

Recreational pilots may not fly within 5 miles from an airport. The FAA published an App “B4UFLY” , available for IOS and Android, which when installed uses the GPS location of the smart device and tells you instantly if you can fly in your area. You can also refer to a sectional chart. A sectional is a chart with symbols and information used by pilots when operating under visual flight rules or VFR.

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It’s not as complicated as it looks but essentially anything that is within a circle or shaded box is controlled or restricted airspace and you may not fly in that airspace as an unlicensed UAV recreational operator. Readers desiring to learn the intricacies of the VFR Sectional should download the  FAA Aeronautical Chart User’s Guide

We hope this will clarify some of the questions but allow me to reiterate don not place yourself in jeopardy by disregarding all regulations. If you decide to sit for the Remote PIC exam, and have no flight experience, take a ground school. There are some excellent online programs.

Have a great weekend and be safe; especially our friends and readers in the South Eastern Coast!

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Federal Premium Offers American Eagle 338 Lapua Magnum for Target Shooters

ANOKA, Minn. – October 6, 2016 –Federal Premium offers target shooters its American Eagle 338 Lapua Magnum ammunition which offers consistent, accurate performance at a price that’s perfect for high-volume shooting. This ammunition is available at dealers world-wide.
The popular 338 Lapua Magnum load features a 250-grain jacketed soft point bullet in a reloadable Federal brass case. Like all American Eagle products, the 338 Lapua Magnum boasts outstanding reliability and accuracy thanks to Federal primers and a uniform bullet jacket.
Features & Benefits
• 250-grain jacketed soft point bullet
• Reloadable Federal brass case
• Consistent Federal primers
• Uniform bullet jacket
• Reliable feeding and function
• Perfect for high-volume shooting
Part No. / Description / MSRP
AE338L / 338 Lapua Magnum, 250-grain JSP / $66.95
Federal Premium is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Federal Premium, go to

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Bryan Litz On Equipment Advice For Mid Level Shooters

Bryan Litz is a ballistician for Berger Bullets and Applied Ballistics. Bryan has authored a number of authoritative books on the subject of ballistics. His software, published by Applied Ballistics, can be found on a number of devices including the Kestrel Wind Meters by Nielsen Kellerman. The Applied Ballistics software and smart device app is considered an industry standard used by law enforcement and military units across the world.

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IWI US Going Full-Auto (and Semi) at Third Annual Texas Firearms Festival

Test out the full arsenal of IWI firearms, including the Negev belt-fed machine gun, Galil, TAVOR X95, TAVOR SAR, UZI Pro and Jericho pistol at Best of the West Shooting Range in Liberty Hill, Texas, Oct. 15-16.

IWI Negev NG7

Harrisburg, Pa. (October 2016)IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., invites all who love the smell of gunpowder, sight of hot steel and the thrill of firing full-auto to test out the full arsenal of IWI US firearms at the 2016 Texas Firearms Festival. The festival will be held at the Best of the West Shooting Range in Liberty Hill, Texas, Oct. 15-16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We’ll have an array of IWI firearms on site, including the belt-fed Negev machine gun, the Galil 5.56 machine gun, the TAVOR X95 in 5.56 and 9mm, the TAVOR SAR, the Galil in 7.62×39 and 7.62×51, UZI Pros with stabilizing brace and various models of the Jericho pistol. I think the only thing we left in Israel is the Iron Dome. Now’s your chance to get behind the trigger of your favorite IDF firearm, so do yourself a favor and drop by the booth, it’ll put a smile on your face,” said Michael Kassnar, VP of Sales & Marketing for IWI US.

IWI US will be located in shooting bay 4 and staffed by knowledgeable company personnel from their Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, headquarters.

In its third year, the unique Festival provides a welcoming environment for all experience levels in the world of firearms – from the proficient hunter, to the hesitant homeowner seeking more information and familiarity. All tickets can be purchased online.

The Texas State Rifle Association, one of the event sponsors, will host educational and learn-to-shoot classes for beginners on both days. Individuals have the opportunity to purchase tickets that allow them to try exhibitor guns at the event, under the close supervision of manufacturer representatives and training safety officers.

Those who wish to try guns at the festival should purchase “shooter tickets,” which will give them access to over 20 dedicated firearms demonstration “try and buy” bays. Both shooter and non-shooter tickets will be able to browse a retail village that showcases the best in ammo and accessories.

VIP ticket holders gain earlier access into the festival each day at 9 a.m., and can also attend a separate “Full Auto Friday” event on Oct. 14 that features automatic weapons. Individuals can purchase VIP tickets for either day or both days. In addition to earlier morning access and the features available to regular ticketholders, VIP attendees gain “Fast Pass” access to skip the line at each exhibitor bay by showing their VIP wristbands, and can access the VIP lounge to relax, utilize the complementary Wi-Fi and enjoy nonalcoholic beverages. VIP lounge guests also receive a complementary lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

All attendees can purchase food from Austin’s finest food-truck cuisine and enjoy free parking, with preferred parking for VIP attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis. No alcoholic beverages will be served, available for purchase or allowed into the event for any ticketholders.

Festival CEO Michelle Felkins emphasized that Festival organizers take no shortcuts when it comes to safety.

“We have always placed safety first at this festival, not just during the event itself, but in the mandatory training we require of our on-site safety officers, vendors and exhibitors before the festival,” said Felkins, citing their impeccable safety record over the last two years of the festival’s history.

Felkins reminds prospective attendees that all licensed gun owners who bring their firearms must keep them holstered at all times.

“We have a zero tolerance policy for attendees who don’t keep their firearms holstered,” she said.

Email registration@texasgunfest.com for additional registration, ticket purchase information or general questions about the Festival.

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What Custom Foam For Your Pelican Case? Visit Pelicanfoam.com


Pelican  has solved the electric kitchen knife savaging of your case foam by introducing pelicanfoam.com, the easiest place to get custom foam to protect you’re your equipment.

Pelican’s new online tool, pelicanfoam.com, lets you design and create your custom foam four ways:

  1. Use the object library – full of common items such as cameras, guns and more
  2. Upload a photo from your computer or smart phone
  3. Design your own object using our easy basic-shape tool
  4. Use previous user-created projects

Designs are sent to one of Pelican’s Custom Solution Centers, and delivered to your doorstep.

I can see spending some time on this site. Check it out, you’ll like it.

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American Built Arms MOD*X GEN III Modular Rifle System™ Now Available From Midway U.S.A.


Midway U.S.A. customers will be delighted to hear that their favorite retailer will now carry the complete line of A*B Arms products. A*B is best know for its highly regarded MOD*X chassis system. The company’s MOD*X GEN III Modular Rifle System™ is a lightweight (3 lbs. 2 oz.), ergonomic, drop-in chassis for the Remington® Model 700 Short Action. It serves as a modular foundation on which tactical accessories can be added according to the operator’s needs.
• Designed and manufactured in the U.S.A. by a Veteran-Owned company
• Designed for Remington 700 Short Action – Right Hand
• Aluminum design, hard coat anodized to Mil-Spec Type III
• Easy to assemble, drop-in design
• O MOA scope rail included. Optional 20 MOA scope rail available
• KeyMod Standard on three sides of the forearm for mounting equipment
• Conventional slots for mounting Geissele® Automatics accessories on two sides of the forearm
• Lightweight, 13.5” free-floating modular forearm
• Multi-point radial cut inlet which allows barreled action to sit in stress free for utmost accuracy (no V-block)
• Will accommodate barrels as thick as the action
• Comes standard with A*B Arms Fixed-Adjustable™ Urban Sniper Stock™ and the A*B Arms SBR P*Grip™
• Designed to accept any AR-style butt stock and pistol grip
• Uses AICS-style magazines (Magazine NOT included)
• Length of Pull adjustability of 10.62” to 15.69”
• Trigger well will accept all after-market trigger systems
• Will accept barrel lugs up to 1.21” wide and .30” thick
• Integrated push button magazine release located at the front of the trigger guard
• A*B Arms Dark Element color (pistol grip and Urban Sniper Stock™ are black)
• Weight: 3 lbs. 2 oz.

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New Flashlight Models Each Feature Two Independent Switches

EAGLEVILLE, PA, October 5, 2016 introduced new models of its popular Strion® lights, with innovative Dual Switch (DS) technology, the Strion® DS, the Strion®  DS HL (High Lumen) and the Strion® DS HPL (High Performance, High Lumen).  Each of the rechargeable lights now offers two independent, easy-to-locate switches for added user flexibility.

The ultra-compact flashlights provide both a head-mounted, push-button switch and a second, multi-function push-button tactical tail switch for full-feature control, independent of the other switch.

“The ability to choose between two switch locations is a major benefit for everyone from first responders to industrial professionals and outdoor enthusiasts,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen. “It gives them the flexibility to use one light for virtually any need, whether for tactical operations, troubleshooting repairs under low light conditions or for lighting up an outdoor site under darkened conditions.”

Each light features the latest in C4® LED technology. The Strion DS delivers an optimal balance of a bright, far-reaching beam with ample peripheral light and long run times.  The HL model offers a wide, side-to-side beam which illuminates an entire area, while the Strion DS HPL delivers a blinding hotspot over long distances to provide maximum illumination on targets downrange.

All three models provide three microprocessor-controlled variable intensity modes and a strobe feature.  The Strion DS HL and DS HPL each deliver 700 lumens on high, while the Strion DS offers 375 lumens on the same setting. On high, the Strion DS HPL reaches over 420 meters, while both the Strion DS HL and Strion DS reach over 219 meters. Run times for the three lights range from one hour and 15 minutes on high to 20 hours on low. The strobe feature on all three lights has a run time of 2.5 hours.

The lights also feature a TEN-TAP® programmable switch that allows users to select from high/medium/low with strobe (the factory default); high only; or high/medium/low without strobe.

The Strion DS, Strion DS HL and Strion DS HPL are each powered by a lithium ion battery that is rechargeable up to 1,000 times. The battery fully recharges in three hours in the product; a charge base LED indicator remains steady when charging and blinks when fully charged.

The lights’ casings are fabricated from 6000 series machined aircraft aluminum with an anodized finish.  The Strion DS, DS HL and DS HPL measure 6.40, 6.33 and 7.56 inches long, respectively.  Both the DS and DS HL models weigh 5.4 ounces, while the DS HPL model weighs 6.9 ounces.  All three lights are IPX4-rated for water-resistant operation, and are impact resistance tested to 2 meters.

The Strion DS, DS HL and DS HPL lights are available in several configurations. Their MSRPs range from $147.60-$274.23.  Each light comes with Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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Kinetic Concealment Offers CompRail System

Kinetic Concealment introduced the latest product in their defense accessory line, the CompRail System.
The Kinetic Concealment CompRail System was designed for a competition shooter’s quick pistol modification, or for anyone who wants to mount a weaver mount style optic onto a handgun. The CompRail offers an option for shooters on a budget, and the standard picatinny rail gives the owner full choice as to the type of optic they wish to use. The Kinetic Concealment CompRail System is designed to fit all 1911 pistols with a rail, Sig 250, Smith and Wesson M&P (Full and Compact), and Beretta 92 and 96. (*Will not fit models with one rail slot or sub-compact pistols.)
Attached by two Hex-Head screw bolts, the CompRail System brings a 2 1/4″ picatinny rail system to the top of the pistol for optic mounting. Tested up to a .45ACP caliber, the CompRail System is a true performer at a value price point. Made to be the perfect companion to the RD-01 Red Laser Optic, the CompRail can also be purchased with the RD-01 as the KC CompRail Combo Kit.
MSRP for the Comp Rail System is $25.95, or may be purchased as a combo with the KC RD-01 for $85.95. It can be purchased online at 
www.kineticconcealment.com .

For more information on Kinetic Concealment, visit www.kineticconcealment.com.

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American Eagle Introduces Target Loads In 300 Blackout, 6.5 Grendel, and 6.5 Creedmoor

ANOKA, Minnesota – October 4, 2016 – Federal Premium Ammunition is pleased to announce new loads in its American Eagle target ammunition lineup. The offerings include 20-round boxes of 300 Blackout, 6.5 Grendel and 6.5 Creedmoor. Shipments of these new products are being delivered to dealers.
American Eagle rifle ammunition offers consistent, accurate performance at a price that’s perfect for high-volume shooting. All loads feature quality bullets, reloadable brass cases and dependable primers.
Features & Benefits
• Accurate bullets
• Reloadable brass
• Consistent primers
• Reliable feeding and function
• Priced for high-volume shooting
Part No. / Description / MSRP
AE300BLK1 / 300 Blackout, 150-grain FMJ / $17.95
AE65GDL1 / 6.5 Grendel, 120-grain OTM / $31.95
AE65CRD1 / 6.5 Creedmoor, 140-grain OTM / $33.95
Federal Premium is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Federal Premium, go to

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Swab-Its® Adds Bore-Sticks™ 357/.38cal/9mm

Swab-Its® has recently added to their line of gun cleaning and reusable foam swabs .357/.38cal and 9mm Bore-Sticks™. The Bore-Stick™ takes the place of a rod, jag and patch, is reusable and lint and fiber free, and can also be used to clean revolver cylinders.

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MasterPiece Arms Introduces Four New Technology Developments

MPA rolls out the Trinity Rail System, Bag Rider with Flush Cup, Data Card Holder and BA Lite Night Vision Bridge System designed to improve a shooter’s performance in a Precision Rifle Series event.

Comer, Ga.- (October 2016)MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA BA Rifles, Chassis Systems, Defender Pistols and Carbines, Suppressors and MPAR Rifles, is pleased to introduce four new technology developments that will improve shooter performance in Precision Rifle Series (PRS) events. These new innovations are theMPA Trinity Rail System, the MPA Bag Rider with Flush Cup, the MPA Data Card Holderand the BA Lite Night Vision Bridge System.

The MPA Trinity Rail System is designed to be used on any MPA Chassis, including the MPA BA Chassis, MPA Comp Chassis and MPA BA Lite Chassis, providing an alternate location for positioning a bipod. This is an ideal accessory for rifles used in competitions similar to PRS events. This system allows shooters to adjust their bipod location so they can have a stable shooting position on short or limited surfaces, such as a 55-gallon drum, spools or rock outcroppings. The MPA Trinity Rail attaches to the two slots that run the full-length of the bottom of the fore-end ofthe chassis body. The system includes the Trinity Rail Base, Short Bipod Picatinny Rail, (4) SHCS and (4) M-lok nuts. The system weighs 1 pound and is designed for quick and easy installation and removal.

Bag Rider with Flush Cup

To learn  about installation, use and function, watch the MasterPiece Arms BA Chassis Trinity Rail video: https://youtu.be/WHk8DwvsFzk. MSRP $59.99.

The MPA Bag Rider with Flush Cup, weighing in at 1 pound, is based on an idea from Dave Preston, winner of the 2015 PRS. The purpose of the Bag Rider is to allow a consistent management of recoil when using a rear bag, while the Flush Cup, as conceived by Preston, is to be used when a sling is worn to provide support for the rifle during certain positional stances. Having the Flush Cup use the rear connection point on the bottom of the rifle allows the rifle to pull downward, as compared to side positioned flush cups which can trend the rifle laterally. The Bag Rider attaches to the user’s MPA BA Chassis, Comp Chassis or BA Lite Chassis through the threaded three-hole pattern in the bottom of the buttstock body. MSRP $29.99.

The third innovation from MPA is the MPA Data Card Holder. This new system is designed to be used on any MPA full size chassis to provide a quick and effective method of viewing the shooter’s DOPE for target distances while keeping his cheek welded to the cheek riser. The Data Card has a surface similar to a dry erase board and is compatible with grease pens, dry erase pens or a Crayola® Washable Marker. When it is time to replace the data, simply wipe off the markings with a cloth or paper towel. To ensure that data isn’t accidentally erased, the shooter also has the option of putting painter’s tape on the card to write the data on and simply removing the tape when the stage or shooting session is completed.

The Data Card can be oriented top to bottom or left to right, giving the shooter multiple options for card placement, as well as the ability to write the DOPE on the card while not attached to the rifle. MSRP $49.99.

The BA Lite Night Vision Bridge System is designed for use primarily with the BA Lite Chassis, but can also attach to MPA’s standard BA Chassis for special applications. More information on this item, along with availability, will be posted on www.masterpiecearms.com within six to eight weeks.

For more information on MasterPiece Arms and their product line of pistols, rifles, carbines and suppressors, visit www.masterpiecearms.com.

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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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Revision Military Unveils Submission For SOCOM Next-Generation Helmet Program

39ca34b1-dd25-450d-a4ca-1589c25b12d2Essex Junction, Vermont (October 3, 2016) – In July of this year, Revision Military, a world leader in head protection solutions, was awarded a development contract (H92222-16-R-0017) by the Department of Defense for their next-generation helmet platform program. Today, Revision has unveiled its submission for this contract-Revision’s Family of Tactical Headborne Systems (FTHS). In fulfillment of the development contract, Revision has delivered several-hundred samples for testing.

Revision’s unique multipurpose helmet suite consists of Coastal Marine, Riverine, Ground Ballistic, and Ground Bump systems. Revision has also developed a new set of accessories that will be provided with the FTHS suite kits. These specially-designed accessories enhance the multiuse helmet systems for Boat, Vehicle, and HALO/HAHO, as well as mountain, river, and direct action operations.

The bump helmet Revision developed for the FTHS is the first bump helmet in the industry that can be can be ballistically-enabled with add-on armor, for blunt force and ballistic protection during specialty operations. This novel operational approach also reduces the neck load burden during highly dynamic operations while still providing the protection required to accomplish the mission. This, coupled with the skeletonization of all system components, has significantly reduced the overall weight compared to helmets on the market today.

“We can’t wait for the warfighter to get their hands on these helmets,” said Eric Hounchell, Vice President, Armor and Global Operations, Revision Military. “This is a very exciting opportunity for Revision, and this project continues to drive innovation within our Armor Business Unit. It’s a very aggressive program and I believe Revision has proven itself more than up to the challenge, building a full-suite, custom solution from the ground up. All of the significant resources at the company’s disposal were called upon to produce this cutting-edge helmet, resulting in a product that will give some of our country’s most elite forces the protection, versatility, and maneuverability they require for demanding operations. We firmly believe the solutions we’ve created here advance helmet technology as we know it.”

Revision was one of only three companies awarded a development contract. Revision will also be delivering several hundred systems to a third-party test lab to support witness testing. Overall, Revision’s FTHS also includes a headborne signature PSM (Personal Signature Management) package, blunt/ballistic mandibles, daytime visors, a NVG splash shield, and Revision’s new multilayer liner comfort system with a removable fit band and a concave shell design to support NVG use. Revision’s FTHS suite of products and accessories will be available commercially in 2017.

Above/Below: Revision’s Family of Tactical Headborne Systems (FTHS) suite has been designed to integrate with Special Communication equipment.

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AR15 Hygiene A La Kyle Defoor

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Sightmark Introduces The Sightmark Solitude 10x42LRF Binoculars


The Sightmark Solitude 10x42LRF Laser Range Finding Binocular features integrated laser range finding capabilities to provide users with a distinct advantage. Delivering precision accuracy up to 1,200 yards, these binoculars feature simplistic two button operation and a clear LCD display that does not wash out in sunlight.

The Sightmark Solitude is constructed with a rugged, lightweight, rubber-armored body is nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed, making them waterproof and fogproof. Adjustable eye cups provide a comfortable, custom fit for all users whether they are wearing glasses or not.

M.S.R.P. $599.99

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It’s Friday and time for our weekly shoot-the-shit. Once more, we provide you with an opportunity to make unsupported comments, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone you wish or change the subject altogether. Nowhere else will you find this level of reader commitment at no charge to you!

Thank God we are less than 39 days away from the 2016 Elections and soon all this will be history!  Did you guys catch the first Presidential Debates? One thing is certain, Donald Trump is no orator – well, maybe in the Bronx he is; however, the good news comes from reading the U.S. Constitution to find that there is no Constitutional requirement for candidates to have proven oratory skills. Furthermore, you have to be around New Yorkers for a while to understand how to separate what they say from what they actually mean. Hillary Clinton on the other hand is quite the opposite. The key to Hillary Clinton is sound bite analysis. Hillary will say one thing directed at a specific group and another thing to another group. There’s nothing wrong with that except for the fact that quite often they are mutually exclusive. Meaning that if you do one thing you can’t do the other. Hillary Clinton has elevated prevarication to an art form.

All week, the media has been consumed by who won the debate; we say, who gives a rat’s ass. Borrowing from Hillary Clinton’s testimony to Congress on Benghazi “AT THIS POINT IN TIME WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE!” and who won the debate is worthless; it’s content that matters. We were also a little bothered by Lester “the molester” (no indication of his character  we’re simply creating a rhyme so we don’t have to subject to iambic pentameter), the moderator who was not very balanced. But, hey it’s NBC so some of that is to be expected. So, for this week’s shoot-the-shit we’d like to share our view.

Screenshot_2016-08-17-17-57-05With regards to Lester Holt’s comments on jobs being added to the economy we say this, Lester here are the jobs propelling our economy…

Now to our analysis!

Donald J. Trump was unprepared period! Nothing else can be said.

Hillary Clinton demonstrated her characteristic disdain for the American voter by attacking Donald Trump on his failure to release tax returns suggesting he did not pay “his fair share” of taxes. She actually believes voters are stupid. Here is our take on that particular subject.

Tax laws are written by the Legislative Branch of Government, otherwise know as Congress, Hillary Clinton as Senator for the State of New York was party to drafting tax laws. If Donald Trump used those laws to reduce his tax liability, it doesn’t make him dishonest or an opportunist as Hillary Clinton would like you to think. There are numerous U.S. corporations that use the tax laws drafted by Congress to reduce their tax liability. Would you as an individual tax payer fail to take every legal and available tax deduction just so you can pay more in taxes? Obviously Not! Hillary Clinton’s allegations are ludicrous and intended to take advantage of uninformed voter sentiment.

Another bombastic claim by Hillary Clinton was her suggestion that traveling to 112 countries makes her the more experienced candidate. Folks, Hillary Clinton is the most traveled Secretary of State in US HISTORY! During her tenure as Secretary of State, she traveled over 976,000 miles to claim that record. Now, without getting into a great deal of detail, what the hell was happening in the world from 2010 to March of 2014 requiring her to travel close to 1,000,000 miles at taxpayer expense. It would be an interesting exercise to come up with the fully loaded cost (loaded costa includes Secret Service, hotels, meals, family members, staff time and so forth) of her travel to the U.S. Taxpayer. Other than a global boondoggle to market Hillary Clinton what did she accomplish? Not a heck of a lot!

On the issue of energy policy Hillary Clinton is clueless and she wouldn’t know a BTU from a neutron. Most individuals with some understanding of engineering do not consider the building of solar panels Star Wars technology.

On the economy, Hillary Clinton has been on the dole (living off the tax payer) for so long that she has no sense of money. Nineteen trillion dollars in national debt? What’s that? Hillary, where does money come from? Well darling money is something that’s just there.

Lastly, there was little discussion of the Clinton e-mail scandal. It’s clear that e-mail messages were destroyed and that highly classified data was exposed to compromise. Folks if she had 33,000+ personal e-mails on Yoga and wedding plans when the hell did she have time to do her job?

If suburban educated women and white voters aren’t asking these questions to drill down through the smoke and mirrors, then we, as a country, are in serious trouble.

As always, let us know what’s on your mind. Have a great weekend and be safe in whatever you do. We ask you to support our Republican members of Congress, especially those up for reelection. Vote! It has never been more important than in this election year!

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Parabon Seeks Volunteers for DNA Kinship Study to Help Identify Fallen Soldiers from Past Conflicts

Extended families recruited to advance identification methods using DNA from distant relatives

b0e93669-f3aa-46eb-b565-7d81805e6394Reston, Va. (29 September 2016) –Parabon NanoLabs (Parabon) announced today a call for participants in a research study, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), in which DNA samples from distant relatives will be analyzed to develop innovative kinship and ancestry algorithms and associated laboratory methods to extend familial matching beyond current capabilities. Traditional DNA methods only allow remains to be identified if DNA from closely related family members is available. Many unidentified Service members, however, do not have living family members who are closely related. This study aims to increase the genetic distance over which kinship can be accurately inferred. The enhancements made possible by this research will assist in the identification of the toughest missing personnel cases by “matching” DNA from distant relatives to that of deceased Service members, including those from long past conflicts, such as World War II.

“This cause is personal to us at Parabon. Like many families in America, some of us at the company have loved ones who went missing in action. This study will help us make technological advances that will one day reunite fathers, sons, brothers and uncles with their families. We need volunteers from extended families to make this research possible,” said Paula Armentrout, vice president of Parabon NanoLabs.

Parabon seeks to enroll 50-100 extended families (5 to 10 volunteers per family) to participate in the study.  Participating families do not need to have a direct relation to an M.I.A. soldier in order to qualify.  Volunteers for the study will simply supply a sample of DNA from a mouth swab and answer questions about their family tree.  In return for participation, each volunteer will receive a custom DNA ancestry report and a small stipend.  There is no cost to participate.  Those interested in participating in the study can sign up to be considered at:

“Our ideal study participants are all related by blood and come from an extended family network that includes a wide variety of distant relatives, such as second cousins, great-uncles, and grandchildren,” said Ellen Greytak, PhD, Principal Investigator of the study. “We will study the similarity of their DNA and use the knowledge gained to improve our kinship inference methods.”

The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Emerging Capability & Prototyping is funding this research to help support the Department’s Personnel Accounting mission.

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The new 9mm Conversion Kit for the IWI X95 is finally here! The kit will easily convert your X95™ from 5.56 NATO to 9mm Luger Parabellum (9x19mm) with a new 17″ cold hammer forged barrel (removal wrench included), complete blowback recoil assembly, magwell adapter, deflector and a 32-round steel 9mm magazine.

M.S.R.P is $899, and ships in right hand configuration, but can also be fully converted to left hand.
The TAVOR® X95™ 9mm Conversion Kit is designed specifically for the X95™ and will not work in the TAVOR® SAR, however, separate conversion kits are also available for the classic bullpup.


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SilencerCo’s CEO Joshua Waldron recently had the opportunity to meet with a prominent public figure of the 2016 presidential race: Donald Trump Jr.
He sat down with Mr. Trump to discuss issues that hit close to home for all of us and to get an up-close, personal look at what his father would fight for should he win the presidency.

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Morphix Technologies Exhibiting at International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI) Trainings

Virginia Beach, Va. (September 2016) – Morphix Technologies, an innovator in the science of detection devices for dangerous chemicals, will be exhibiting at two upcoming International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI) regional trainings. The first training will be held Oct. 3-7 in Spokane, Washington, at the Northern Quest Resort. The second training will be held Oct. 31 – Nov. 4 in Long Branch, New Jersey, at the Ocean Place Resort. Morphix will be displaying its TraceX Explosives Detection Kit and its Chameleon Chemical Detection Armband.

“The job of Bomb Technicians is extremely dangerous. We want to help to keep them safe by providing low cost easy to use tools for both explosive detection and chemical detection. We originally developed our TraceX Explosives Detection Kit and Chameleon Chemical Detection Armband for the military but are confident that these kits will also help bomb technicians to be safe by allowing them to able to quickly and inexpensively detect explosives and dangerous chemicals. Stop by our booth and check out the TraceX and Chameleon,” said Kimberly Pricenski, vice president of sales and marketing for Morphix Technologies.

The TraceX Explosives Detection Kit is designed to help identify bombers, bomb-makers and their bomb-making facilities. This inexpensive kit can fit into a pocket and once deployed can detect most common explosive materials and their precursors at trace levels in a single test.

The Chameleon Chemical Detection Armband is an easy-to-use, inexpensive, wearable, reusable armband that can hold up to 10 cassettes, each of which detects a particular toxic chemical and changes color upon detection. It has been approved by the U.S. SAFETY Act of the Department of Homeland Security as an anti-terrorist technology.

If you’d like to receive more information on theChameleon or TraceX, please contact Morphix Technologies toll free at 800-808-2234 or locally at 757-431-2260. You can also emailsales@morphtec.com.

Visit the website at www.morphtec.comto learn more or join the ongoing conversation on Facebook.

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Nexbelt "The Belt With No Holes" Seeking Experienced Sales Reps Nationwide As They Expand Their Markets in U.S.


(RANCHO CUCAMONGA) – Nexbelt, “The Belt With No Holes,” announced today that they are expanding their markets in the U.S. and seeking experienced Outdoor Sales Reps throughout the United States due to the overwhelmingly positive response they received to their new Realtree Camo and Concealed Carry Ratchet Belts over the past few months.

“The response we’ve received over the past few months to our new Realtree Camo and Concealed Carry Belts has been bigger and better than we could have ever imagined,” said Eddie Rowland, Co-Founder and CEO of Nexbelt. “We need to add some quality experienced sales reps throughout the country as we expand into these markets.”

Experienced Independent Sales Reps with contacts at retail gun & knife shops, shooting ranges and outdoor retailers in these areas should contact:

 Steve Crocker
(909) 758-0079
or e-mail

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