Tactical Trauma Care Course
This course was created by a Special Operations Combat Medic and a former “Greenside” Navy Corpsman, now NYC Paramedic. It will teach basic trauma management using the M.A.R.C.H. Protocol, which is different than standard EMS. All within a tactical setting, some of the topics will cover the management of:
  • Massive bleeding
  • Airway
  • Respiration
  • Circulation
  • Hypothermia
  • Patient stabilization
This is a 8-hour, hands-on course, and every student will be given a practical exercise at the end of the course.
Explosive Breaching Operations
This dynamic entry course serves to introduce attendees to all proper procedures required to either create, or augment an already existing explosive entry component. This 5-day course is designed for personnel with little to no experience with energetic materials, and explosive compounds.
Joint Open House
Please join us and enjoy some refreshments while you tour the facility, meet with Tripwire and Rockwell Staff Members, and learn about our mission, capabilities, and how we help not just the local community, but also organizations from around the globe.
  • 1685 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg PA 17325
  • 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
No tickets or registration required, just stop in and say hello!
HME Awareness Level Course
This course is designed to help First Responders effectively combat the dangers of homemade explosives. The HME awareness training program focuses on stopping the clandestine proliferation of improvised energetic material that can be used in association with criminal and terrorist activities.
Available every Saturday, 0900-1300 hrs, in Gettysburg, PA (attendance levels permitting).
HME Operational Level Course
This course is designed for the operational first responder…the first there. In addition to the information provided in the awareness course, students will be safely exposed to real improvised explosive formulations, including several peroxide based mixtures such was TATP, which was used in the recent Paris attacks. Students will witness first-hand, the sensitivity and destructive power of improvised explosives, how to safely oper ate (if necessary) while improvised mixtures are present, methods of desensitization, as well as a live range demonstration. There is absolutely no alternative for this real- world based training. If you want to be operating at your optimal level and be ready to deal with the threat of improvised explosives and improvised explosive labs, you need to attend this course.
Contact us to schedule your agency’s dates!
Basic HME & Large Explosive Hide
for K-9 Units
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Forensic Science Programs
Tripwire’s F.I.R.S.T. (Forensic. Investigation. Research. Services. Training.)Division, which is co-directed by internationally recognized experts in the field forensic archaeology consultants Dennis Dirkmaat, Ph.D., D-ABFA and Special Agent Michael Hochrein (ret), provides a wide variety of services to the law enforcement, medicolegal, and jurisprudence communities, focused on forensic scene recoveries (outdoor and indoor), mass disaster incidents, forensic DNA interpretation, forensic anthropology cases, and general criminalistics. Real-time forensic scene recoveries and investigations can be completed upon request. Training courses are available both at the Tripwire Facility in Gettysburg, and at institutions across the country. Consultations and reviews by cold cases, current cases, and future cases are available.
2nd Annual BRAVO3 Conference
We at BRAVO3 know the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest training, tactics, techniques, and procedures – as well do you! Please join us in Daytona Beach, FL on March 4, 5, 6 – 2019 to learn from industry leading, world-renowned experts and professionals from the SWAT, K-9, Bomb Squad (HDS/EOD), Fire, HAZMAT, EMS/TACMED, as well as other law enforcement, first responder, and military disciplines. This law enforcement/first responder/military training conference features 25+ instructors, 60 vendor expos, and fantastic opportunities for networking and idea sharing.
2018 Catalog
Our 2018 catalog is available via this link. It is not all-inclusive so if you should need something and it is not listed please contact us by clicking here.
2018 Fireworks Events
Are you interested in having Tripwire bid for a fireworks show in your area or for a wedding or special event? Contact us today to get a quote.


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Marine Sniping Legend Collaborates with Friends of NRA on Signature Edition Tactical Rifle


Known as the father of the modern U.S. Marine Corps sniping program, retired USMC Major and past NRA Secretary Edward J. “Jim” Land Jr. has spent his life service to the Constitution, freedom and the American way of life…


For the first time ever, he is lending his name and his signature to a custom tactical rifle, along with his personal involvement in the design and testing of the firearms. Soon, Friends of NRA supporters will have the chance to own one of 50 limited-edition SABER®-M700™ Major E.J. Land Signature Edition Tactical Rifles created by the Ashbury Precision Ordnance (APO) Custom Shop and Precision Weapons Section…



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Shell Shock Technologies Sponsored Shooter John Vlieger Places 2nd Overall at USPSA Area 6 Championship

Vlieger placed second in Open Division and Second Overall at the 2018 USPSA Area 6 Championship, held in Okeechobee, Florida, April 12 – 15, 2018.

Westport, Conn. (November2017) – Shell Shock Technologies, LLC., an early stage technology and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry, is pleased to announce its sponsored shooter John Vlieger finished in 2nd Place in the Open Division and 2nd Place Overall at the2018 USPSA Area 6 Championship, held at the OK Corral Range in Okeechobee, Florida, April 12 – 15, 2018. Vlieger finished with 1375 match points, only 24 points behind the match winner.

“My 9mm major ammunition loaded with Shell Shock Technologies NAS3 cases performed to the standard once again. I had the confidence to focus on my match execution, not whether or not my ammunition was going to be there with me,” commented Vlieger.

Vlieger has fired over 15,000 rounds of ammunition with Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 cases since becoming sponsored in 2017 and plans to continue using it.

The 2018 USPSA Area 6 Championship, otherwise known as the GLOCK® Area 6 Championship, runs 12 stages throughout scenes of the Wild West.

Vlieger can be seen competing next at the Battle of the Bluegrass IX at the Bluegrass Pistol Club in Wilmore, Kentucky, April 20 – 21, 2018.

About Shell Shock’s NAS


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

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

To learn more about Shell Shock’s revolutionary technology, visit

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We made it through another week and it’s now time to think about the weekend and spending time with friends and family. It’s also time for a shoot the shit and we certainly invite you to participate. Remember that participants don’t need to know anything about the topic, you can make any unsupported statement, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone you wish or change the subject. This is a pro bono service and we don’t even care if your in denial.

You may not be aware of this but Bank of America and CITI Group have openly indicated that they will terminate lending to firearm manufacturers who produce “military style” weapons for civilian use. Their position impacts leading manufacturers like Remington Outdoor Co., Sturm Ruger & Co., SIG Sauer, Vista Outdoor Inc., O.F. Mossberg & Sons and American Outdoor Brands Corp. We found this to be a remarkably uninformed position as many of these companies are leading law enforcement, federal agency and Department of Defense suppliers, and commercial sales are an integral part of their revenue streams. What these financial institutions want to do is force these companies to discontinue manufacturing and selling modern semiautomatic rifles.

The financial institutions involved have all been bailed out by the U.S. taxpayer, the very same taxpayers who are Remington’s et. al. customers. They’re not just denying taxpayers access to products they choose to purchase, they are  also denying licensed manufacturers  operating legally under state and federal law with financial services. Their action is discriminatory and should be challenged in court. Furthermore, state and local governments supportive of the Second Amendment and an industry that contributes $51 billion to the economy and employs 300K+ individuals should look to other institutions for their financial services.

David Hogg, the Parkland student activist, is a well meaning adolescent but completely uninformed and ill-equipped to make a coherent argument. David Hogg’s position is that the NRA is evil and stopping the sale of semiautomatic rifles will stop mass killings.  Someone needs to tell David that the NRA is an association representing members and no different than the AMA representing member doctors or ABA representing attorneys. David should also understand that NRA members have kids in school and they too want to see their children safe. Sadly, David Hogg has become a Muppet for the antigun movement.  So be it!

Any mass killing is a national tragedy but attacking a firearm type particularly a long gun is unsupported by the facts. The FBI’s Expanded Homicide Data Table 4 provides some very important facts that will help you separate emotion from reality.

In 2016 there were 11,004 firearm related homicides in the United States; 374 of those were committed by rifles (all types), So rifles account for 0.034 of all firearm homicides. Sadly, mass shootings get all of the media attention and if it involves an AR15 you’re looking at weeks of coverage. Contrast the coverage given to the You Tube shootings, which involved a woman with a pistol. This emphasis is by design and ignores the principal driver of gun related homicides which is gang activity in the conduct of illegal drug business.

Everyone wants to see safe firearm ownership but there are better ways than denying financial services to reputable manufacturers operating legally and within the law.

We encourage readers to stay informed and engaged, it’s our industry and our Second Amendment. Have a great weekend, be safe and spend some quality time with your buds and family.

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Sneak Preview: Peltor Sport Tactical 500 Bluetooth


Peltor is a global leader in hearing protection products for industrial and military application. A 3M company, Peltor offers a wide range of hearing protection headsets and technologies. For 2018, the company introduced the Smart Tactical 500 electronic hearing protector with Bluetooth technology. Peltor’s latest addition to the Peltor Sport line offers impressive comfort and sound reduction; along with Bluetooth connectivity with your smart device.

Catch my upcoming review May, 2018.

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Bushnell has Added New Models to the Popular AR Optics Family

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – April 18, 2018 – Bushnell, an industry leader in high-performance optics, has added to its top-selling line of AR Optics with several new options designed specifically for the Modern Sporting Rifle platform.
The growing AR Optics line now has a scope specifically tailored for almost every prevalent caliber of today’s most popular rifle—including 22 LR, .223/5.56, .308 Win., .300 BLK, and even the red-hot 6.5 Creedmoor and .224 Valkyrie.
“Each scope has a throw-down power-change lever that can be set to two different heights,” said Bushnell Tactical product manager Bryan Parrish. “It makes these scopes as customizable as the rifles they share a name with.”
The new lineup of AR Optics riflescopes boasts fully multi-coated optics throughout to deliver crisp images in every lighting condition. Custom BDC reticles purpose-built for each model allow precise elevation holds with today’s most popular calibers. Other features are model specific, including two options with illuminated reticles and four that boast robust 30mm tubes. In all, the AR Optics line now boasts 11 models in configurations from 1-4x24mm to 4.5-18x40mm with eight different optimized reticles.
In addition, the AR Optics line is taking red dots to the next level. The new TRS-26 goes beyond its historic predecessor with longer battery life, a brighter, crisper dot and push-button operation – all in the same compact package. It features a 3 MOA dot with a 26mm tube body.
The new First Strike 2.0 also features longer battery life with a small reflex-style ruggedized housing and 4 MOA red dot.
“The First Strike 2.0 is two times the red dot its older brother was,” added Parrish. “It also features longer battery life, a brighter dot and tool-less side compartment battery removal.”
Waterproof, fogproof and shock-proof the new TRS-26 and First Strike 2.0 offer adjustable brightness settings to perform in any weather and every lighting condition.
Bushnell, a Vista Outdoor brand, is one of the most recognizable and trusted names in precision hunting, tactical and recreational optics and accessories. For more information, visit

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SAAMI Welcomes Two New Members to Organization

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute® (SAAMI®) is pleased to announce that two new companies have joined its member roster. Savannah, Georgia-based Quantum Ammunition, LLC has been accepted as an Associate Member, and Vairog US, LLC,of Cleveland, Tennessee, has been accepted as a Supporting Member.

“We are very pleased to have these two companies join SAAMI and serve as representatives for the firearms industry as a whole,” said Rick Patterson, SAAMI’s Executive Director. “We’re very much looking forward to their input and support.”

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work with Quantum and Vairog for the benefit of the entire industry and welcome both to the SAAMI family,” added Joe Bartozzi, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of O.F. Mossberg and SAAMI Chairman of the Board.

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


The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, founded in 1926 at the request of the federal government, is dedicated to creating and promulgating technical, performance and safety standards for firearms, ammunition and components, and is committed to being the preeminent global resource for the safe and responsible transportation, storage and use of these products.

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Creedmoor® Sports Adds Five New Product Lines

Edgewood Shooting Bags, Grayboe, Markron Custom Products, BarrelCool and the TRACE 10 GEN2 Training Analysis System are latest brands and products to become available through Creedmoor® Sports.

80837957-a659-49a0-ac25-11843ad0caadAnniston, Ala. (April 2018)Creedmoor Sports, the leader in precision rifle equipment and gear, is pleased to announce five new brands and product lines are now available through These new product lines include Edgewood Shooting Bags, Grayboe, Markron Custom Products, BarrelCool and the TRACE 10 GEN2 Training Analysis System.

“For 39 years, our goal at Creedmoor Sports has been to serve the precision rifle community with the best products available, providing each shooter with what they need to shoot with confidence, whether that is at your home range or at large, nationally ranked matches. We are proud to bring on these five new brand and product lines, each offering their own unique products that will improve the shooter’s experience,” commented Brent Books, sales and marketing manager for Creedmoor Sports.

A wide selection of products from Edgewood Shooting Bags is now available, including an array of front bags, spacers, leather stock protectors, dead bottom spacers, hand rests and EDGEbags. Founded by Jack Snyder, all of Edgewood Shooting Bag’s fine leather products are made in the U.S.A., meeting the demands of shooters from bench rest and f-class to concealed carry and IDPA.

Grayboe spent two years prior to production developing a proprietary process that allows them to make high-end composite stocks for a fraction of the cost of comparable composite stocks. Creedmoor Sports is offering the Renegade Rifle Stock and the Ridgeback Rifle Stock from Grayboe on the Creedmoor website. The Renegade uses a beavertail forearm that is wider and flatter than most stocks, making it suitable for the bench shooter or for real world tactical deployment, while the Ridgeback is the first composite stock to fully support the M-Lok system, equipped with a total of 12 slots that any M-Lok compatible accessory can attach to.

Markron Custom Products creates high performance gun accessories and is the purveyor of fine gun bore oil and gun action lube. Markron’s Performance Action Lube, Performance Bore Oil, Bullet and Primer Seal, Primer Sealer Color Packs and Gun Stock Scratch Eraser are now available directly from Creedmoor Sports.

Creedmoor Sports is offering BarrelCool’s Cooling & Empty Chamber Device and Mini Brass Drying Tray on its website. Designed by a team of precision shooters with engineering backgrounds, BarrelCool creates shooting accessories designed to help hunters and marksmen maximize their accuracy and precision. The patent-pending Cooling & Empty Chamber Device combines the safety of a chamber flag and a fan for maximum barrel cooling on a rifle, while the Mini Brass Drying Tray dries 50 clean cases in less than an hour using powerful blower fans.

The TRACE 10 GEN2 Training Analysis System allows users to train in home without ever firing a shot, saving product owner’s range fees, ammunition, gas and time, all while benefiting from high quality training sessions. Users can improve their shooting performance by using this system to practice live fire (up to 25m) and dry fire (from 3M). The TRACE 10 GEN2 Training Analysis System records users’ shots and visualizes their aiming path and stability in real time. Built-in analytics provide instant feedback to help identify errors in shooting techniques, analyzing aim, triggering and follow through.

Also, don’t forget to join Creedmoor Cash, a first in the industry. Why not earn points while shopping for equipment and components? Make your purchases work for you and it’s FREE! Shop, Earn and Shoot! Now, for a limited time, sign up and Creedmoor Sports will credit your account with 100 FREE points!

Visit the Creedmoor InfoZone for the latest how-to’s and product reviews.

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Rudy Reyes USMC Force RECON Comments on MANTIS X

I had the opportunity to review the MantisX Shooting Performance System shortly after Shot Show. I’ll let you listen to Rudy because no truer words have ever been spoken. An outstanding training system that delivers results immediately. Read my review.

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Glenn and CRKT created a superb multi-tool that will serve the auto technician, or anyone needing a generously apportioned multi-tool, extremely well. It’s all there,  including the typical CRKT quality. Check it out!

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Sold-Out Women’s Firearm Training Conference Begins Thursday

AUSTIN TX – A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) is welcoming 350 participants, 100 instructors and staff, and more than 50 vendors to its 6th Annual National Training Conference, which begins Thursday in Burnet, Texas. The Presenting Sponsor of the event is CZ-USA Firearms. This marks the second year of the partnership between these two respected brands in offering this annual training conference.

The 6th Annual National Conference Presented by CZ-USA will take place from April 19-22, 2018, at Reveille Peak Ranch. Attendees will rotate through six to eight 3-hour training sessions on a wide range of topics. Sporting Clays Champion and Guinness World Record Holder Dave Miller of CZ-USA will be teaching sessions throughout the weekend as part of the all-star lineup of professional instructors.

“We are honored that CZ-USA is our Presenting Sponsor for our National Conference,” says AG & AG Founder Julianna Crowder. “With its quality craftsmanship in all firearms platforms and involvement across many shooting sports, CZ-USA is in line with our mission of Education, Recreation, Competition, Community. We are grateful for their support,” said Crowder.

The event welcomes women from 80 chapters and 30 different states. Ages range from 13 years old through mid-70s, and training sessions are tailored for beginners through expert-level marksmen. Sessions include training on all firearms platforms, as well as force-on-force, unarmed defense, long-range shooting, 3-gun competition, self-defense, lectures, rifle building workshops, and more throughout 36 bays, 3 classrooms, and several meeting spaces.

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About A Girl & A Gun

A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) is a membership organization whose events have been successful stepping stones for thousands of women into the shooting community and fostered their love of shooting with caring and qualified instructors to coach them. AG & AG breaks barriers for women and girls in the area of self-defense and in pistol, rifle, and shotgun shooting sports by welcoming beginners to learn the basics of safe and accurate shooting and providing experienced shooters with advanced-level opportunities. The club has more than 5,000 members in 48 states and hosts recurring Girl’s Nights Out at more than 150 ranges throughout the nation.

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New Savage 110 Bear Hunter Delivers Superior Stopping Power on the Toughest Big Game

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – April 16, 2018 – The new 110 Bear Hunter from Savage delivers steadfast performance and superior stopping power against tough game and even tougher conditions. Shipments of these firearms are currently being delivered to dealers.
The 110 Bear Hunter’s revolutionary AccuFit system lets shooters easily customize the length-of-pull and comb height for a personalized fit, while the user-adjustable AccuTrigger system offers a crisp, clean pull and prevents the firearm from discharging if jarred or dropped.
Together with the AccuStock, which cradles the action three-dimensionally along its entire length, the 110 Bear Hunter provides the fit and function of a custom rifle—right out of the box. Plus, its 23-inch stainless steel fluted barrel is button-rifled, fitted with an adjustable muzzle brake and cradled securely inside a Mossy Oak Break-Up Country synthetic stock.
Features & Benefits
• AccuFit system lets shooters quickly adjust comb height and length-of-pull
• User-adjustable AccuTrigger
• AccuStock rail system secures the action three-dimensionally along its entire length
• Mossy Oak Break-Up Country synthetic stock
• 23-inch, stainless steel barrel with straight fluting and button rifling
• Adjustable muzzle brake
• Hinged floorplate magazine
• Soft grip fore-end and pistol grip surfaces
• New Model 110 design and ergonomics
Part No. / Description / MSRP
57045 / 300 WSM, 23-inch barrel / $999
57046 / 338 Federal, 23-inch barrel / $999
57069 / 300 Win. Mag., 23-inch barrel / $999
57070 / 338 Win. Mag., 23-inch barrel / $999
57047 / 375 Ruger, 23-inch barrel / $999
Savage is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. To learn more about Savage, visit

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Actor and Former U.S. Marine R. Lee Ermey Passes at 74

Best known as the Gunny, Lee Ermey had over 70 feature films to his credit. He was also an NRA board member and avid Second Amendment supporter. Lee Ermey was a common sight at the Shot Shows and could generally be found at Glock’s booth. The Gunny will be sorely missed. He passed 15 April 2018 from complications with pneumonia.

Semper Fi Gunny and R.I.P.

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Outland Equipment’s Multi-Mission Axes

Built for the unforgiving environments encountered by military, law enforcement and emergency response professionals, Outland’s American-made Multi-Mission Series axes are reliable tools for rescue and survival situations.

Outland Equipment Multi-Mission Axe (MMA) 1503

Mont Vernon, N.H. (April 2018) – Although axes have been used throughout history as a tool and weapon, little has changed over the millennia in its design. For today’s first responders, military and law enforcement professionals, the axe is still a primary tool for rescue, breaching and survival scenarios. Outland Equipment designs and manufactures state-of-the-art axes and knives specifically engineered to meet the critical demands of those that go in harms’ way.

“A go-to tool for responding to emergency situations,” Chris Aiston, CEO of Outland Equipment, said. “We design these tools for those who operate in harsh environments where failure means disaster. They cut, pound and pry, facilitating structure and vehicle forcible entry and egress. Whatever a first responder requires his tool to do, the MMA series is there to complete the mission and save lives.”

Outland has produced three Multi-Mission Axes (MMA) that not only perform the requirements of an axe, but also integrate other functionality including hammering, prying, cutting seatbelts, cutting sheet metal and working with hex fasteners. The MMA 1502, 1902 and 1503 are all made from a single piece of hardened S7 tool steel, a steel formulated to withstand extreme shock and impact.

Outland Equipment Multi-Mission Axe with extended handle 1902

The head of the MMA series features a 3.9 inch cutting edge with a bolt-on hammer and hex nut tool. The MMA 1502 and 1503 are 15 inches in length, a size convenient for carry and maneuvering in tight spaces. The MMA 1902 with its 19 inch length provides enhanced reach, impact force and leverage. The tail of the MMA 1502 and 1902 feature an angled pry bar, seatbelt cutter and sheet metal cutter. The MMA 1503 tail features an angled pry bar, seatbelt cutter and a hex wrench for urban and residential environments.

The handle grips are made of G10 material, a fiberglass-based epoxy resin that is not only extremely rugged but also impervious to moisture and chemicals, important factors for rescue operators. The handle has been shaped to offer the operator multiple hand positions to optimize a positive grip for the job.

All of Outland’s MMA axes are covered with a Modular Sheath that allows for easy access, quick deployment and multiple carry options. The axe is secured in the sheath using an internal latch and two BioThane® Coated Webbing straps. Carry options are endless for the operator, as the Modular Sheath accepts accessories for mounting on a belt or MOLLE gear, can be bolted to a vehicle or worn on a shoulder strap.

MMA 1502
MMA 1503
MMA 1902
15 inches
15 inches
19 inches
6.7 inches
6.7 inches
6.7 inches
Blade Thickness:
0.25 inches
0.25 inches
0.25 inches
Blade Material:
S7 Steel
S7 Steel
S7 Steel
Blade Hardness:
RC 58
RC 58
RC 58
Blade Finish:
Grip Material:
S7 Steel Hammer
S7 Steel Hammer
S7 Steel Hammer
2 lbs. 8 oz.
2 lbs. 8 oz.
2 lbs. 15 oz.
Grey Cerakote w/ Black G10
Grey Cerakote w/ Black G10
Grey Cerakote w/ Black G10
MMA Modular Sheath
MMA Modular Sheath
MMA Modular Sheath

For more information on Outland Equipment, visit

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Federal Premium Adds to Lineup of American Eagle Rifle Ammunition

ANOKA, Minnesota – April 12, 2018 – Federal Premium is pleased to announce it has added new calibers and grain weights to its full line of American Eagle rifle ammunition. Shipments are being delivered to dealers.
American Eagle rifle ammunition offers consistent, accurate performance at a price that’s perfect for high-volume shooting. The already expansive line has grown for 2018, adding some of the most popular calibers on the market, including the all-new, Federal Premium-designed 224 Valkyrie, as well as 6.5 Creedmoor and 223 Rem. All feature quality bullets, reloadable brass cases and dependable primers.
Features & Benefits
• New 224 Valkyrie load produces extreme long-range accuracy from the MSR 15 platform and short-action bolt rifles
• New 6.5 Creedmoor and 223 Rem. offerings
• Accurate bullets
• Reloadable brass
• Consistent primers
• Reliable feeding and function
• Priced for high-volume shooting
Part No. / Description / MSRP
AE223T75 / 223 Rem. 75-grain FMJ / $12.95
AE224VLK1 / 224 Valkyrie 75-grain FMJ / $13.95
AE65CRD2 / 6.5 Creedmoor 120-grain BTHP / $26.95
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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New Savage 110 Wolverine in 450 Bushmaster Packs Potent Combination of Power and Precision

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – April 12, 2018 – Chambered for the straight-walled 450 Bushmaster cartridge, the new Savage 110 Wolverine offers both precision and power for deer, bears and hogs. Shipments of these firearms are currently being delivered to dealers.
The 110 Wolverine’s AccuFit system lets you easily tailor the length-of-pull and comb height for a perfect fit, while its user-adjustable AccuTrigger offers a crisp, clean pull. Together with the AccuStock, which secures the action three-dimensionally along its entire length, the rifle provides custom fit and function—right out of the box.
Other key features of the 110 Wolverine include a Magpul AICS magazine and 18-inch carbon steel heavy barrel complete with a ported muzzle brake and 11/16-24 threading. Plus, a one-piece rail mounted on the receiver makes it easy to set up the rifle to your personal hunting needs.

Features & Benefits
• AccuFit system lets shooters quickly adjust comb height and length-of-pull
• User-adjustable AccuTrigger
• AccuStock rail system secures the action three-dimensionally along its entire length
• Tough synthetic stock with soft grip fore-end and pistol grip surfaces
• 18-inch carbon steel heavy barrel
• Ported muzzle brake and 11/16-24 threading
• 5-round Magpul AICS magazine
• One-piece rail mounted on the receiver
• New Model 110 design and ergonomics

Part No. / Description / MSRP
57140 / 450 Bushmaster, 18-inch barrel / $899
Savage is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. To learn more about Savage, visit

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Vertx Solves Common Concealed Carry Problem With New Line Of Innovative Shirts


New WeaponGuard Feature Reduces Abrasion against the Skin

Cincinnati, Ohio – Vertx® announces the launch of its new line of shirts designed to comfortably carry concealed weapons and gear. The collection includes the new Guardian button-down style shirt and the Assessor polo. Both shirts are part of the Vertx® VaporCore™ line, which includes garments powered by 37.5® Technology woven into their fabric, assisting to regulate the body’s core temperature. The WeaponGuard™ feature protects wearers from skin irritation caused by carrying concealed weapons without an undershirt.

“Abrasion to the skin is a real problem for concealed carriers and wearing additional layers is not always an option,” said Justin Roberts, Vertx Brand Manager. “Our line of WeaponGuard™ shirts was designed in collaboration with end-users to develop a solution to this common challenge.”

Guardian Shirt – The Guardian shirt features a semi-compression WeaponGuard™ layer that begins at the lower chest and continues to the waist. This under layer is designed to comfortably guard the skin from chafing caused by concealed weapons, without having to don additional layers. The Guardian shirt has a button-front, pullover design for effortless donning, which includes snap button closures at the bottom of the garment that provides easy access to concealed weapons. Hidden body-side front plackets provide the wearer additional on-body space for weights or loading essential escape and evasion tools. The Guardian shirt is available in two solid colors and two modern plaid patterns in both long and short sleeve.

Assessor Polo – The Assessor polo features a traditional polo design with an athletic fit. The polo also has a semi-compression under layer that is designed to remain tucked into the pant, protecting the wearer from skin irritation caused by concealed carry. The short-sleeve Assessor polo is available in three heathered colorways.

Both garments feature a WeaponGuard™ under layer that is constructed with VaporCore™, powered by 37.5® Technology, which responds to the wearer’s body heat to regulate relative humidity and core temperature within their microclimate. This interaction keeps the body at its ideal performance levels of 37.5˚C and 37.5% humidity. Each shirt features underarm gussets for freedom of movement and were specially designed for ease of clearing and drawing concealed firearms.

Both garments are now in stock and are available for purchase. For information regarding the Guardian shirt and Assessor polo, visit

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Buck Knives Expands 110 Folding Hunter Line of Knives

Automatic, upgraded blade, and lightweight version options now available

Introducing Buck Knives' new everyday carry knives

Post Falls, ID –4/11/2018 –Buck Knives has introduced a variety of new knives, including additions to the 110 Folding Hunter® line, the knife that put the company on the map in 1963.
With the initial launch of the award winning 110 Auto, consumers began requesting an even more modern version with high end materials.  The 110 Auto Elite is easily deployed with the push of a button, readying the S30V blade quickly and efficiently.  Featuring a G10 handle with nickel silver bolsters, the 110 Auto Elite will easily become a new collectible for those avid 110 fans.  The 110 Auto Elite is the perfect blend of premium performance with precise action MSRP: $250.  Made in the USA.
The iconic Folding Hunter® is now available in a lightweight version.  The 110 Folding Hunter® LT weighs in at only 3.2 ounces compared to the 7.2 ounces of the original 110 Folding Hunter®.  Utilizing the same famous blade, the bolster and handles were replaced with a lightweight molded nylon to reduce weight while maintaining the same quality and rigidity.  MSRP: $38.  Made in the USA.
Another addition to the 110 family is the 110 Folding Hunter® Pro, available with an upgraded S30V blade and rugged G10 handle with nickel silver bolsters.  This pro version of the 110 with premium materials will easily become a favorite for those who love the 110 and require ultimate performance.  MSRP: $125.  Made in the USA.
The additions to the 110 Folding Hunter® line all feature blades finished with Buck’s advanced Edge2x™ technology that makes them sharper out of the box, hold an edge longer, and easier to re-sharpen. All are made in the USA and backed by Buck’s respected Forever Warranty.

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Applied Ballistics Wins ESSO Contract to Advance Sniper Capabilities


Applied Ballistics LLC, a Michigan-based tech company focused on advancing the state of the art in long range rifle shooting, has been awarded a $1.3M contract by the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) to execute Phase 1 of the Extreme Sniper Strike Operations (ESSO) project.

Phase 1 of the ESSO project is focused on advancing the predictive capabilities of modern ballistic solvers by performing Doppler radar measurement and modeling of current service rounds at Extreme Long Range (ELR) as a function of gyroscopic stability, and refining the models of secondary ballistic effects such as spin rate decay and spin drift at ELR. Phase 1 will conclude with the ballistic modeling enhancements being integrated into the existing Applied Ballistics ecosystem of electronic devices which are currently deployed by numerous US and allied armed forces around the world. Phase 1 is scheduled for completion in late 2018.

Phase 2 of the ESSO project is a potential follow on (2019) that focuses on the development and fielding of an advanced ELR sniper rifle system designed to drastically increase first round hit probability at ELR on man sized targets. The Applied Ballistics Weapons Division is currently conducting research and development on weapons platforms, as well as new cartridge and bullet options, that will maximize ELR ballistic performance from lightweight, practical, magazine fed systems.

Bryan Litz, owner of Applied Ballistics LLC, said: “Our team of Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical and Computer Science Engineers and Technicians will apply our combined experience including years of testing and competing in ELR Shooting to the successful completion of the ESSO program objectives. This means extending the maximum effective range of US and allied snipers, achieving decisive overmatch on the battlefield. I can’t imagine a better application of Applied Ballistics’ collective efforts.”

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Naval Security Force provides a variety of services ranging from operating the Military Working Dog program and Vehicle Registration Office to providing base security and pass and identification information.

Applied Fiber Concepts Inc. and Propper International were awarded a 5-year IDIQ contract to deliver Naval Security Forces Vest (NSFV). The companies will supply the U.S.Navy  with 51,000+, Level IIIA, load bearing vest. Applied Fiber Concepts Inc. will produce the soft armor inserts yoke, and collar assemblies, and Propper International will supply the outer load bearing vest. The finished product has been designated Naval Security Forces Vest (NSFV).

The contract award resulted from a Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) solicitation for a new ballistic vest designed to protect sailors. The requirements call for a base vest and modular components to achieve varying levels of protection to defeat multiple ballistic and fragmentation hazards while performing security and Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) duties.

The NSFV is fully NIJ-certified and tested to perform up to NIJ 0101.06 standards. The contract announcement does not indicate the existence of plate pockets but the solicitation does not limit ballistic protection to Level IIIA so it’s highly probable that the vest can be fitted with Level III or Level IV plates.

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Morphix Technologies Exhibiting at Warrior Expo West

Morphix Technologies® will be displaying its TraceX® Explosive Detection Kit and Chameleon® Chemical Detection Armband at Booth #739 in San Diego, CA, April 18 – 19, 2018.

Virginia Beach, Va. (April 2018)Morphix Technologies®, an innovator in the science of detection devices for dangerous chemicals, will be exhibiting at Warrior® Expo West, April 18 – 19, 2018 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Morphix Technologies will be exhibiting its TraceX® Explosive Detection Kitand its Chameleon® Chemical Detection Armband at Booth #739.

“Warrior Expo West is a great event that brings together end users, program managers and procurement specialists in one place to try out thousands of solutions. We are looking forward to exhibiting what the TraceX and Chameleon detection devices can do to help our warfighters and First Responders complete their missions,” commented Kimberly Pricenski, vice president of sales and marketing for Morphix Technologies.

TraceX Explosive Detection Kit

The TraceX Explosive Detection Kit is an affordable and easy-to-use product that aids in the detection of major explosive material threats and their precursors in a single test without exposing the kit to contamination or the user to dangerous chemicals. It was developed by Morphix Technologies under contract from the U.S. Department of Defense and meets their demanding requirements. It is small enough to fit in a cargo pocket, lightweight and rugged. Each kit comes in its own disposable protective plastic case, so the handler will be ready to use it when needed and is shelf stable for 24 months. With a single swab, the TraceX Explosive Detection Kit detects all the major families of explosive materials and their precursors.

Chameleon Chemical Detection Armband

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. One color indicates the absence of toxic gas. When two colors appear in the window, the user knows it is time to take action.  Designed for use in the arctic, tropical and desert conditions, the Chameleon Chemical Detection Armband can even be immersed in water. Morphix Technologies has prioritized its product development based on the advice of the U.S. military and law enforcement agencies, so the Chameleon Chemical Detection Armband cassettes are available for many of the high-risk Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs) identified by the U.S. government. It has also been approved by the U.S.

SAFETY Act of the Department of Homeland Security as an anti-terrorist technology.

Warrior Expo West is designed specifically for government and defense organizations. It is far more than a simple trade show – it’s the defense industry’s one-stop-shop for industry networking, customized training and product demonstrations. The Expo attracts 300+ industry suppliers and more than 3,000 vetted attendees, including active duty military, federal, state and local government agencies, law enforcement, first responders, qualified defense or government contractors and exhibiting partner suppliers or manufacturers.

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

Visit the website at to learn more.

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VA Healthcare 2018–There’s Still Time To Register

%7Bd199d71e-93c1-44c9-a1d1-f855cbac3fdc%7D_VAHealthcare_Final_2018We’re just weeks away from VA Healthcare 2018, the most momentous healthcare event finding solutions to benefit the VA!
The conference will be taking place at the MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD,  which features a 3,000 seat theater, 308 luxurious hotel rooms, 9 restaurants from acclaimed chefs, 3 bars and lounges, a lavish salon and spa and a gaming floor bigger than the White House. A special room rate of $253 has been established to make your
reservation process easy!
Check out these incredible speaker additions:

  • The Honorable Christopher L. Vojta, MD, MBA, MSCE, Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Jesse Burgard, Regional Director of Mental Health, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Shenita Guillory, Telehealth Rural Access Program Manger, VISN 17
  • Anna Baker, MBA, PMP, Women Veterans Program Manager, Texas Veterans Commission
  • Michael Boland Training Specialist, Department of Education and Innovative Learning, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
  • Paula A. Taylor, Northeast District Manager for Claims Representation and Counseling, Texas Veterans Commission
  • Sherman Gillums Jr., Chief Strategy Officer, American Veterans National Headquarters

Heads up – the final Early Bird will be expiring this Friday, April 13th, so be sure to grab your pass with $100 off our standard rates before time runs out!
Cerner, Johnson and Johnson, Salesforce, Siemens, Bristol-Myers Squibb and many others are confirmed in attendance – w

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Remington RP45 Full-Size Striker Fired Pistol Now Available at Retail


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Huntsville, AL – Remington is proud to announce its full-size polymer pistol, the RP45 and RP45 Night Sight, is now available at retail locations nationwide. The Remington RP45 – a striker-fired, polymer frame pistol features a 4.5” barrel chambered in 45 Auto.

MAXIMUM FIREPOWER. COMPLETE CONTROL. THIS IS SHOOTABILITY. Following the 2017 release of the RP9 Remington’s first polymer frame full size handgun, the 15+1 capacity RP45 is a great addition to the RP line. boasting all the same features as the RP9 with the added power of the 45 Auto cartridge, and available with 3-dot tritium night sights. Built with one of the smallest grip circumferences in its class, The RP45 delivers a reliable defensive gun at a great value to the consumer.

Features and Benefits:

  • Two double stack magazines, one of the highest standard 45 Auto mag capacities
  • Smallest full-size grip circumference, fits 95% of all shooters
  • Ambidextrous Slide Release for improved control for left and right-handed shooters
  • Smooth single action trigger with a crisp tactile reset
  • 3 Dot tritium night sight (night sight model only)
  • PVD coated stainless steel barrel for greater accuracy and durability
  • Standard picatinny rail
  • Interchangeable back straps (Small, medium, and large)
  • Optimized grip angle for reduced felt recoil and points instinctively
  • Rear sight fighting surface
  • Tactile loaded chamber indicator

Durable, versatile and supremely consistent from shot-to-shot, the Remington RP45 allows you to Live Ready with the confidence you seek.

The RP45 pistol ships with two magazines along with small, medium, and large backstraps for custom fit and is offered at a manufacturer suggested retail price of $418.09, with the night sight model retailing at $504.00.

RP45 Specs

Order Number

96464 – RP45

96474 – RP45 10rd

96257 – RP45 Night Sight


45 Auto

45 Auto

45 Auto

Mag Capacity

15 + 1

10 + 1

15 + 1

Barrel Length




Twist Rate

1-16” RH

1-16” RH

1-16” RH

Barrel Material

410 Stainless

410 Stainless

410 Stainless

Barrel / Slide Finish





3 Dot

3 Dot

Tritium 3 Dot

Trigger Pull

5.5 – 7 lbs.

5.5 – 7 lbs.

5.5 – 7 lbs.

Grip Material




Mass Weight

26.4 ounces

26.4 ounces

26.4 ounces

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Firearms Industry Economic Impact Rises 169% Since 2008

1ad1169e-1d43-4617-ade9-5be9e27ca88dNEWTOWN, Conn. — The total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $51.4 billion in 2017, a 169 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from approximately 166,000 to almost 310,000, an 87 percent increase in that period, according to a report released today by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the industry’s trade association.

On a year-over-year basis, the industry’s economic impact rose from $51.3 billion in 2016 to $51.4 in 2017, ticking higher even while the industry came off-peak production years. Total jobs increased from approximately 301,000 to almost 311,000, a 3 percent increase in the same period.

“Our industry is proud to be one of the truly bright spots in our economy as an unprecedented number of Americans have chosen to exercise their fundamental right to keep and bear arms and to safely enjoy the shooting sports,” said Stephen L. Sanetti, NSSF President and CEO. “In response to that dynamic, we have increased our direct workforce by more than 7,000 in the past year alone, adding jobs that pay an average nearly $50,000 in wages and benefits. In addition, since 2008 we increased federal tax payments by 144 percent, Pittman-Robertson excise taxes that support wildlife conservation by 104 percent and state business taxes by 121 percent.”

The Firearms and Ammunition Industry Economic Impact Report: 2018 provides a state-by-state breakdown of job numbers, wages and output covering direct, supplier and induced employment, as well as federal excise taxes paid. Access the full report here.

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Federal Premium Ammunition Rejoins National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers


ANOKA, Minnesota – April 10, 2018 – Federal Premium Ammunition is pleased to announce the company has renewed its membership in the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) and will attend the group’s 2018 Expo and Annual Meeting October 16-19 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
“Our commitment to NASGW supports the association’s mission to unite shooting sports industry members in promoting their common interests and strengthening the supply chain that delivers high-quality ammunition, firearms, optics and accessories to consumers,” said Jim Bruno, Federal Premium’s Senior Vice President of Ammunition Sales.
Incorporated in 1954, NASGW organizes and sponsors the Expo and Annual Meeting which provides educational, marketing and communications opportunities for hunting and shooting sports wholesalers, manufacturers and sales professionals. The association also encourages high standards of manufacturing and merchandising, distributes information critical to industry members, and serves as a liaison with other trade, advocacy and firearms rights organizations. For details, visit:
“We look forward to productive meetings with our wholesale customers at the upcoming Expo,” Bruno continued. “The show allows Federal Premium to work with our customers to plan 2019 marketing campaigns, present new products and devise creative selling strategies to reinforce and expand our share of a competitive market. Ultimately, these collaborative efforts provide end users with the best products, services and shooting experiences possible.”
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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b4657436-68dc-4e73-b180-1e78cf0b10b7Lyons Falls, NY: Otis Technology announces its participation as presenting sponsor of the 3rd Annual Babes with Bullets 3-Gun Challenge.  The match takes place May 19th and 20th at the Miculek’s Shootout Range near Shreveport, LA.
As in years past, this match welcomes both male and female participants.  Both the men’s and women’s divisions have equal payouts – both in cash and on the prize table.  The prize table is valued at over $50,000. Each division will have a junior and senior category.
“This is our third year as presenting sponsor of this match.  Each year, we thoroughly enjoy the camaraderie between the competitors and how those more experienced are very willing to offer tips and tricks on gear and strategy to less experienced competitors,” states Heather Pleskach, associate director of marketing for Otis Technology.  She continues, “we appreciate the opportunity to share our firearm maintenance knowledge to new and experience shooters alike.”
For the second year, Otis Technology will participate in an exciting side match. This fun, optional stage is one competitors don’t want to miss. This stage requires teamwork and prizes will be awarded to the top team(s). “Last year’s watermelon explosion has nothing on the stage we have planned for this year. The Miculek’s have outdone themselves with this stage and incorporating a special theme related to one of our newest products – Mission Critical MC-10 Cleaner & Lubricant,” remarks Pleskach. 
About Babes with Bullets: Since 2004, Babes with Bullets have been training novice women about firearms and firearms safety. Co-founders Deb Ferns, camp director, and Kay Miculek, head instructor, have led these camps for almost fourteen years.  In 2010 multigun training was added to the camp’s extensive handgun training schedule and allowed for Babes alum to bring their husband, boyfriend, son, to join them at the range for top-notch 3-gun training. The 2018 camp schedule is now available at  

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Lockheed Martin’s MQ-25A Stingray May Soon Be Your Next In Flight Fueling Stop!

Speaking at the Sea-Air-Space Exposition on Monday, Rob Weiss and his successor, Jeff Babione, formerly of Lockheed’s F-35 program, discussed the unmanned tanker that Lockheed’s advanced developments division is working on for the U.S. Navy.

MQ-25 being purpose-built tanker design leverages familiar technology technology from other Lockheed projects. Stingray uses the same GE-made F404 engine as the F-18, UTC Aerospace Systems landing gear also used on the F35 program and the Triumph Group aerostructures division, which worked on the F-8 Crusader, E-2D Hawkeye, P-8 Poseidon and F-35 Lightning II (among others) is building the internal structure.

The Navy budgeted  $719 million for the Stingray in Fiscal Year 2019 budget and plans on buying the first four in 2023.

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AeroVironment Successfully Conducts Maritime Demonstration of Puma-Switchblade Automated Sensor-to-Shooter Capability to Counter Swarm Attacks


NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., at Sea Air Space 2018, April 9, 2018AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, today announced the successful maritime demonstration of a Puma™Switchblade® automated sensor-to-shooter (S2S) capability from a US Navy Coastal Riverine Craft for increased mission autonomy to counter threats.

The tightly integrated walk-on/walk-off system uses existing RQ-20B Puma Block 2 – All Environment small UAS with the new Mantis i45 sensor gimbal combined with automatic coordinate transmission to the battle-proven Switchblade lethal loitering missile to quickly and accurately surveil and respond to threats on land or at sea.

“This new combination of our Puma unmanned aircraft system with our Switchblade loitering missile system gives commanders unprecedented ability to identify threats at long ranges, limit collateral damage and wave off targets subsequently deemed neutral or friendly,” said Rick Pedigo, vice president of AeroVironment’s Tactical Missile Systems business.

In a sensor-to-shooter mission, Puma, as a long-endurance intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) small UAS asset with a high-resolution day/night camera, positively identifies a target of interest and automatically passes the target location to Switchblade prior to its launch. Once Switchblade is launched, Puma continuously transmits the target location throughout the engagement sequence. When the target is in the field of view of Switchblade’s optical sensors, the Switchblade mission operator confirms the target and the Switchblade vehicle operator engages the threat. Switchblade continues to offer regret (wave-off) capability if, at any time, the target is identified as neutral or friendly.

In the Maritime demonstration, Puma identified a series of fast-attack craft moving toward a host platform and transmitted their target coordinates to Switchblade prior to launch. Once launched, Switchblade automatically flew to the fast-moving target and the operator defeated the threat by engaging it with an inert payload.

“Our sensor-to-shooter solution greatly enhances Switchblade’s capability to positively identify targets and reduce engagement timelines by performing target identification and location functions prior to launch,” said Pedigo. “By continuously updating the target location throughout the engagement, S2S significantly reduces the Switchblade operator’s workload.”

Sensor-to-shooter combines AeroVironment’s fielded Puma Block 2 (the “sensor”) and Switchblade loitering munition (the “shooter”) with additional equipment – a ruggedized laptop with S2S software, a Pocket DDL™ data link module and a larger gain antenna – to forward the Puma payload’s center field of view (CFOV) electronically to Switchblade as its target coordinate. On the laptop, the simultaneous Puma and Switchblade video dramatically elevates operator situational awareness and reduces the chances of mis-targeting.

“With future enhancements, multiple simultaneous threats can be defeated,” said Pedigo. Future enhancements will include a multi-pack launcher that holds up to six Switchblade munitions and software that allows operators to control multiple air vehicles simultaneously.

S2S currently is a prototype with plans for product release in the fall of 2018. Currently fielded Switchblade systems can be upgraded with the S2S capability.


  • Patent pending technology was demonstrated and evaluated for operational effectiveness aboard a US Navy Coastal Riverine Craft against high-speed unmanned target boats
  • Tightly integrated system effectively finds, identifies, fixes and defeats fast-moving surface vessels approaching a host vessel
  • Existing RQ-20B Puma Block 2 All-Environment small unmanned aircraft system with Mantis i45 sensor gimbal quickly and accurately locates and identifies threats on land or at sea
  • Automatic coordinate handoff to battle-proven Switchblade lethal loitering missile precisely targets moving threats with pinpoint precision
  • Delivers unprecedented ability to identify threats at long ranges, limit collateral damage and “wave off” targets subsequently deemed neutral or friendly
  • Simultaneously displayed Puma and Switchblade imagery dramatically elevates operator situational awareness and reduces the chances of mis-targeting
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Discover Air Map’s New App


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Get to know and understand the airspace around you with global airspace rules, advisories, weather, and more, right at your fingertips.

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Choose from flexible and easy-to-use flight path drawing tools for accurate and reliable feedback about the rules pertaining to your flight.

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Toggle between portrait and landscape orientation settings for maximum efficiency and ease-of-use in preflight and in-flight modes.

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Pick from different map themes (standard, light, dark, & satellite) for ultimate geo-awareness, precision, and accuracy when planning your mission.

Available for Android and iPhone

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Firefield AR Cleaning Kits: Everything Shooters Need for a Spotless Rifle


(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Firefield AR Cleaning Kits (FF38000) come with all the products needed to keep your AR in top-notch shape, leaving you with no excuse for a dirty firearm. These multi-AR caliber cleaning kits are ideal for rifles chambered in .223 and .308.

Accessories include a chamber cleaning brush with rods and handle for a complete deep clean of the star chamber and a 33” cable with bore cleaning brushes for easy and simple bore cleaning. An included lubrication applicator allows you to keep your favorite gun lube stored in your kit for on-the-go cleaning. The AR Cleaning Kit also provides an extra brush for cleaning additional fiream surfaces. Able to be stored easily in a rifle or range bag, a carrying case provides easy storage for all of the cleaning components.

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American Tactical to Give Away GSG Firefly Package

(Summerville, SC ) – American Tactical, US manufacturer and world-wide importer of firearms, ammunition and tactical equipment, is proud to release details of its GSG Firefly Package Giveaway.
The winner of the giveaway will receive a GSG Firefly Package worth over $300 MSRP.
The package will include:
– GSG Firefly Pistol (NY legal non-threaded barrel version, polymer frame, Picatinny rail, adjustable rear sight, 4” barrel, .22LR caliber, 10RD magazine, 24.6oz with magazine)
– Bridgemount (MSRP  $24.95)
– Electro Dot Sight (MSRP  $45.95)
The contest ends April 18, 2018.
Click Here for official entry form and contest rules.
For more information on products from American Tactical, visit For press inquires contact Monica Arnold at


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Dr. Steven Armentrout, President of Parabon® NanoLabs, to Present at Emirates International Forensic Conference and Exhibition

Dr. Armentrout will present “Objective Evaluation of a Comprehensive DNA Phenotyping System” on 10 April 2018 at the Sheikh Maktoum Hall in Dubai.

Reston, Va. (April 2018) – Parabon® NanoLabs, a vertically integrated DNA technology company that develops next-gen forensic and therapeutic products, is pleased to announce that its President Dr. Steven Armentrout, will be presenting during the Emirates International Forensic Conference and Exhibition, held at the Sheikh Maktoum Hall, Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Center in Dubai from 9 – 11 April 2018. Dr. Armentrout will be presenting a lecture entitled “Objective Evaluation of a Comprehensive DNA Phenotyping System” on the second day of the exhibition.

DNA phenotyping, a relatively new area of forensic genetics, predicts a person’s physical appearance from a DNA sample by analyzing a large array of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). With the introduction of the Parabon Snapshot® DNA Phenotyping Service (“Snapshot”) in 2015, DNA now serves as a genetic witness, and provides a great deal of information about the source, including detailed biogeographic ancestry, eye color, hair color, skin color, freckling and face morphology. In this lecture, Dr. Armentrout will share results from criminal investigations that have been solved using Parabon’s Snapshot technology and discuss the results from a blind evaluation study.

Dr. Steven Armentrout

Dr. Armentrout has nearly 30 years’ experience designing high-performance computing solutions to solve large-scale problems in a wide range of domains, ranging from proteomics and climate modeling to nanotechnology design, and bioinformatics. He initiated the development of Snapshot at Parabon in 2010 with funding from the United States Department of Defense and led the commercialization of the service to law enforcement in January 2015. His research has been published in scientific and technical journals, including Science magazine, Neural Computation, BioData Miningand Artificial Intelligence in Medicine.  He earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.

The Emirates International Forensic Conference & Exhibition is the region’s largest event on Forensic Science and Forensic Medicine. The theme for the 2018 conference is “Science Serving Justice.” Organized by INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions Org. Est, along with its strategic partner Dubai Police, Emirates Forensic provides a high-quality conference and serves as an industry platform for networking and exchange of information. Emirates Forensic has evolved as a convergence point wherein experts from the fields of Forensic Medicine, Anthropology, Odontology and Chemistry, Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic Nursing and Trace Evidence from the Middle East and the world can meet, exchange their practical experiences and share knowledge on the most pressing issues surrounding the region.

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Remington is Now Shipping Golden Saber Black Belt Ammunition Featuring a New Belted Bullet Design

clip_image004Madison, NC – Engineered in conjunction with law enforcement professionals, for law enforcement professionals, the new Golden Saber Black Belt load is now available. GSBB 9mm and 40 S&W offerings are shipping now.

In tests measuring terminal performance through ordnance gelatin as well as ordinance gelatin with additional barriers such as heavy clothing, steel, wall board, glass and plywood, Remington Golden Saber Black Belt ammunition dominated in head-to-head competition. At the heart of the new line of ammunition is the ground-breaking Black Belt bullet—developed utilizing the stringent FBI Barrier Test Protocol for optimal performance.

Like the venerable Golden Saber, the Black Belt bullet is constructed of a brass jacket and hollow point cavity with spiral nose cuts. Additionally, this new product features the innovative Mechani-Lokt belt and hourglass shape that firmly locks the core and jacket together at the mid- and rear sections. A double measure to prevent core and jacket separation for high weight retention and predictable penetration even when encountering the toughest barriers. These key characteristics collectively provide consistent expansion, penetration and weight retention for absolute predictable terminal performance. Finally, the driving band located at the rear of the bullet insures proper alignment in the bore for maximum accuracy.


Additional benefits and features of Golden Saber Black Belt ammunition include:

  • Optimized primer for consistent ignition and reduced muzzle flash
  • Corrosion resistant nickel-plated cases for reliable feed and function
  • Flash suppressed powder for minimal muzzle flash
  • Waterproof seal at neck and primer pocket for added reliability


Initial offerings include loads for 9mm Luger (standard and +P), 40 S&W and 45 Auto cartridges.









9mm Luger




9mm Luger (+P)




40 S&W




45 Auto

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Barnes VOR-TX Ammunition Now Available in 6.5 Creedmoor


Mona, UT – Barnes Bullets the leader in bullet innovation and performance, adds 6.5 Creedmoor to the VOR-TX® ammunition lineup.

Barnes VOR-TX is precision ammunition loaded with the deadliest hunting bullets on the planet. Barnes offers hunters the ultimate in accuracy, terminal performance and handloaded precision in a factory loaded round. Offering double-diameter expansion, maximum weight retention and excellent accuracy, the TSX®, Tipped TSX, and TSX FN provide maximum tissue and bone destruction, pass-through penetration and devastating energy transfer. Multiple grooves in the bullet’s shank reduce pressure and improve accuracy. Bullets open instantly on contact – no other bullet expands as quickly. Nose peels back into four sharp-edged copper petals destroying tissue, bone and vital organs for a quick, humane kill.






6.5 Creedmoor

120gr. Tipped TSX BT


More information about the Company can be found at

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Convert Your GLOCK to a FULL CONCEAL M3D

Got a GLOCK® 19/23/25/32/38 pistol (Gen 3/4 only) and want more concealability, comfort, safety,and firepower? In ten business days, FULL CONCEAL will convert your GLOCK into a M3D folding semi-auto!

Las Vegas, Nev. (April 2018) – In 2017, a new firearms company emerged from the same-old, tried-and-true gun industry and introduced the game-changing M3D, semi-auto, folding pistol. The M3D consolidates all your everyday carry components (pistol, holster, spare mag, spare mag holder) into a more concealable, comfortable, safer system that when folded has a rectangular footprint that is SMALLER than a single stack sub-compact pistol (like a Glock 43).

The M3D is amazingly THINNER than a holstered sub-compact pistol, because the folded trigger safety prevents any activation of the gun until it is almost fully unfolded, so no holster is needed. With the firepower of 22 rounds of 9mm, it will have the footprint of a rectangle (like a cell phone in your pocket) and you will have the comfort of being able to carry in more ways than any other weapon system in its class. No more worries about having exposed holster belt clips or adapting your clothing to meet your daily carry standards.

For millions of Americans who already own a GLOCK®, FULL CONCEAL now offers a premium gunsmith service to convert existing GLOCKs into a FULL CONCEAL M3D. For $749.00, the FULL CONCEAL M3D conversion is all inclusive (shipping, parts, labor, warranty). The new gunsmithing service is available for GLOCK models 19/23/25/32/38 in Gen 3 and Gen 4. Purchase the service directly from FULL CONCEAL online and ship your Glock to FULL CONCEAL. All conversions come with a Magpul 21-round (9mm) magazine, except in states where there is a high-capacity restriction, the Magpul 21 magazine will be permanently riveted at the legal capacity.

FULL CONCEAL will also be setting up ‘Certified Conversion Centers’ at gun shops all over the nation as an option for their conversion customer to drop-off and pick-up their pistol (so that they don’t need to wait all day at home for their pistol shipment). The FULL CONCEAL website will be updated to provide the locations of these Certified Conversion Centers.

“For the hundreds of thousands of current GLOCK owners, this service will make their beloved pistols more concealable, comfortable to carry, safer, and provide them with more rounds on deployment,” Mike Full, founder and CEO of FULL CONCEAL explained. “At half the cost of a brand new FULL CONCEAL M3D, our new M3D conversion gunsmithing service will give the owner all the benefits of their former full-sized GLOCK, but with all the added benefits of the M3D folding platform. One such additional benefit is making their pistol safer while carrying with a chambered round and deploying the M3D. The M3D pistol is 100 percent mechanically safe until it is almost fully un-folded into an L-Shape. That means that during deployment, as you draw the pistol out of your pocket (barrel facing down), there is no way for the gun to go off and accidently shoot yourself in the leg or foot (which happens today with traditional holster carry). As you naturally unfold the M3D pistol, the barrel will start to move upwards and only until the barrel is facing forward does the M3D become mechanically active to discharge a round. The natural way you deploy the M3D pistol is safer compared to the deployment of a traditional holstered pistol.”

Visit FULL CONCEAL™ to learn more about the M3D, the new paradigm in concealed carry.

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Speer Adds to Lineup of Grand Slam Hunting Rifle Bullets

LEWISTON, Idaho – April 4, 2018 – Speer is happy to announce it will offer new calibers of Grand Slam hunting rifle bullets for reloaders. The already expansive line now includes a 140-grain 6.5mm, 100-grain 243 cal. and 120-grain 257 cal. Shipments are being delivered to dealers.
With a tapered, precision-drawn jacket and a long nose, Grand Slam is engineered to blow through the thick hides, heavy bones and tough bodies of the world’s biggest game—without sacrificing accuracy. On impact, internal jacket flutes allow consistent expansion, yet the bullet retains most of its weight for deep penetration every time.
Features & Benefits
• New 6.5mm, 243 cal. and 257 cal. offerings
• A tapered, precision-drawn jacket
• Internal jacket flutes
• Long nose profile for flatter trajectories
• Exceptional accuracy
• 50-count packs
Part No. / Description / MSRP
1444 / 6.5mm .264 cal. 140-grain Grand Slam SP 50-count / $29.95
1222 / 243 cal. 100-grain Grand Slam SP 50-count / $29.95
1415 / 257 cal. 120-grain Grand Slam SP 50-count / $33.95
Speer is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Speer, go to

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Lyons Falls, NY: Otis Technology is excited to announce two changes within the organization – Erin Bush has been promoted to Vice President of Operations and Stephen Houten joins the Otis team as Government Sales Manager.
Erin Bush has been with the organization since 2006 when she was hired as a purchasing agent.  She quickly excelled into a Senior Buyer role and over several years continued a streak of promotions including Purchasing Manager and Materials Manager, where she oversaw the purchasing and inventory departments.
When the Director of Operations role opened up, Erin took an interim role while the interview process commenced.  However, Bush performed exceptionally well and she was promoted permanently to that position in 2015.  Erin became a member of the senior management team, driving strategic direction for the organization.
In January 2018, Erin was again promoted to Vice President of Operations where she continues to spearhead operations for the organization.  She is responsible for ensuring manufacturing, production, inventory, purchasing, shipping & receiving and facilities/grounds initiatives are carried out according to strategy while also exceeding customer expectations and providing quality products.  Bush also ensures Otis meets AS 9100 / ISO 9001 standards and operates under lean principles.
“Erin has been instrumental as a leader in the organization.  She is dedicated to the success of the organization and continues to think strategically.  Her leadership has positioned Otis as a manufacturing powerhouse,” states Leonard Puzzuoli, Chief Executive Officer of Otis Technology.  He continues, “we are proud of all Erin’s accomplishments and look forward to seeing continued success in her new role.”
In November 2017, Stephen Houten joined Otis Technology as Government Sales Manager, responsible for the Central United States.  He previously held the role as Regional Sales Manager for ADS, Inc.  Houten dedicated over 32 years in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard.  Steve also served his community as a police officer for 23 years, six of which he was on the SWAT Team.
In his role at Otis, Houten will be responsible for expanding Otis’ presence in the law enforcement channel as well as growing the military customer base.  “We are really excited to welcome Steve to our team,” states Brad McIntyre, Vice President of Government & International Sales for Otis Technology.  He continues, “not only does he bring a wealth of sales experience to the team, but he is our target customer having spent a majority of his life dedicated to protecting our country in his tenure in the military and law enforcement.  His insight and relationships will be integral to our team and generating new opportunities.”
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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I hope you’ve all had a pleasant and productive week. I made it through the week and realized that we haven’t had a good shoot the shit in a while, so it’s about time we do that.

Readers there’s so much going on that it’s a real chore finding a topic that’s informative and fun, so this week, I’m going to beat up on Facebook just a bit but not before I comment on the You Tube shootings.

For readers unfamiliar with our shoot the shits, you don’t need to know anything about the topic being discussed, you can make any unsupported comment, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone you wish or change the subject all together.  You’ll find that a good shoot the shit is far better than paying someone who studied psychology because they wanted to understand themselves, $150+ per hour so they can tell you are displaying Freudian transference. We provide this service at no charge and we don’t care if you are in denial or not.

If you don’t believe in the existence of alien portals, in Malibu, or Venusian death rays, just check out the You Tube shootings. The shooter, Nasim Aghdam, a 39 year old Iranian woman from the Los Angeles area – LA is just a hop skip and a jump from Malibu – was obviously violated by alien experiments. As the story goes, she was upset that YouTube filtered her channel leaving her with fewer viewers.  There’s no question in my mind that she was a Shiite  who had probably had some bad Thadig and decided to shoot You Tube up. Now, just to illustrate sectarian differences, had she been a Zoroastrian she would have complained about network latency.

Another interesting observation is how little press the incident has had. Our theory is twofold:

  • The perpetrator was a woman.
  • The weapon used was a Smith and Wesson pistol

You can bet your bottom dollar that the anti-gunners are trying to digest the impact on the theory that mass shootings are committed by AR15s

This is our analysis of recent mass shootings:

  1. Steven Paddock, the Las Vegas shooter, used bump stocks
  2. Cruz, the Parkland, FL shooter used an AR15
  3. Aghdam, the You Tube shooter,  used a pistol

The only common element in these three scenarios is that they were the actions of an individual not a firearm.


On to Facebook!

If you’ve been keeping up with Facebook you have to sit and wonder why the company has been allowed to conduct business for as long as it has.

If you listen to its senior managers, the Facebook thought process is that since they allow people to connect with each other free of charge, it follows that any information they gather from you is theirs to do with as they please. Is it benevolence that moved the company to provide free people-to-people connectivity or is it the knowledge that if people were asked to pay for a subscription they’d loose most of subscribers. Subscribers are paying a higher price than they think.

Businesses buy ads on Facebook because of this huge subscriber base, but folks not every subscriber will see you ads; furthermore, how many Facebook subscribers will give you their business. I’ve yet to see data on how social media ads translate to sales for the advertiser. Businesses in the United States, and I suspect globally, have no idea how effective social media advertising is in driving sales. What I have been able to confirm, is that the majority of advertisers, and particularly small businesses, use social media because of it’s avant garde persona.

Making matters worse, Facebook has become a platform for misinformation and political ideology pedaling et. al

As always let us know what you think. Have a great weekend be safe and spend some quality time with your buds and family.

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Winning Team from Annual U.S. Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition Used MasterPiece Arms Chassis’

The 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) sniper team won the ninth annual event, which was held on Fort Bragg, North Carolina, March 18 – 22, 2018.

Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jacob Braman

Comer, Ga. (April 2018)MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA BA Rifles and Chassis Systems, is pleased to announce that the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) sniper team, who earned overall first place honors at the ninth annual United States Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition, were using rifles built upon MPA chassis’ during the competition. The International Sniper Competition took place on Fort Bragg, North Carolina, March 18 – 22, 2018 and was comprised of 22 events of challenging and combat oriented precision fire competition. The winning team was comprised of two Green Beret’s with the 1st SFG (A).

“Our chassis are precision and quality-built instruments designed by dedicated craftsmen. We’ve seen the results our rifles and chassis can produce during Precision Rifle Series competitions and are honored to see some of the most elite and world-class teams in the world not only using them, but taking top honors, at the USASOC International Sniper Competition. We congratulate the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) sniper team on their impressive win and thank them for their service and dedication to our country,” commented Phil Cashin, Owner of MasterPiece Arms.

The 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) sniper team competed alongside 22 other special operations forces teams from around the United States military’s most elite units and international special forces teams. The competition was hosted by the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School and the 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne).

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

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