ECA GROUP reaches another milestone to manufacture drones in Belgium for the MCM program of the Belgian Navy and the Royal Netherlands Navy

SCHEMA - BNR - NAVAL SYSTEMSECA Robotics, a French subsidiary of ECA GROUP, has recently signed a contract worth several hundred million euros. This contract comprises the outsourcing to its Belgian subsidiary ECA Robotics Belgium of the manufacturing and delivery of unmanned vehicles dedicated to underwater mine countermeasures as part of the renewal of the mine countermeasures capacity.

Belgium and the Netherlands have awarded the renewal program to the consortium Belgium Naval & Robotics, set up by Naval Group and ECA GROUP. This program consists of 12 new generation vessels (six for the Belgian Navy and six for the Royal Netherlands Navy) and containerized systems. It is the first program that applies the stand-off concept by using a Toolbox. This Toolbox is comprised of several unmanned vehicles that operators can command and deploy from a safe distance in order to carry out autonomous mine countermeasure missions.

The contract that ECA Robotics France awards to ECA Robotics Belgium involves the manufacturing, supplying and delivery of the following products:

  • The USV INSPECTOR 125-M: surface drone capable of deploying all of the Toolbox elements in a specific zone
  • The USV INSPECTOR 125-S: surface drone able to tow a sweep system for mine clearance
  • The sweep system which will be equipped with magnetic and acoustic modules
  • The AUV A18-M: underwater drone integrating the synthetic aperture sonar UMISAS used for mine detection
  • Towed sonar T18-M: sonar towed by the USV and which also detects mines
  • MIDS system (Mine Identification and Disposal System) consisting of the SEASCAN MK2 and the K-STER C. These two components respectively ensure the identification and the clearance of the mines
  • Transfer and integration of the UMISOFT software for the management of the mission and data analysis 
  • Supply of UAV V200 Skeldar aerial drones with integrated payloads (LiDAR, optronics pod) for the detection and identification of surface mines, and communication relay
  • Acceptance tests and trials for the systems
  • Training
  • Program management

The unmanned vehicles will be manufactured in a new, very modern plant to be built in Ostend, Belgium. Building will start early 2021 so that production can commence in 2022.

ECA Robotics Belgium will recruit about 70 people in Belgium to achieve the production for the contract that will take circa 10 years to complete. In addition, ECA Robotics Belgium will be able to perform maintenance on drones at the plant upon delivery of the first drones.

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Primary Arms Optics

HOUSTON, TEXASPrimary Arms Optics has received six new ratings from the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), which evaluates products based on their performance in tactical law enforcement applications. These ratings cover many of Primary Arms’ 2020 releases, including the SLx® 3x Gen III Prism, the SLx 5x Gen III Prism, the SLx MD-25 Red Dot Sight, the GLx® 2x Prism, the GLx 2.5-10×44 FFP Rifle Scope, and GLx 30mm Rifle Scope Mount.
The NTOA’s testing draws from real-world performance, evaluating products by their build quality, ease-of-use, design features, and practicality for law enforcement operations. These tests cover weeks of analysis and trial usage, grading products according to at least 6 of 13 major evaluating criteria. To pass, the product must average at least a 3 across all criteria. Special recognition is granted to products that perform exceptionally well, achieving ‘Silver’ rating with a 4-4.49 average, or a ‘Gold’ rating with 4.5+.
This year, Primary Arms submitted 6 new products for evaluation, and each product came back with a positive recommendation by the NTOA assessors. Last year, Primary Arms received 5 ratings, with three optics earning silver rating, and two earning a full gold rating. In 2020, the first positive recommendation came for the
SLx 3x Gen III Prism with ACSS CQB-M2 5.56 Reticle. Recognized for their exceptional performance, the SLx MD-25, GLx 2x Prism with ACSS CQB-M5 5.56/.308/5.45 Reticle, GLx 2.5-10x44mm FFP Rifle Scope with ACSS® Raptor M2 Reticle, and GLx 30mm 0 MOA Rifle Scope Mount received silver-medal recognition from their evaluators. The SLx 5x Gen III Prism with ACSS Aurora® M 5.56 Reticle went on to receive gold-medal recognition, the highest possible ranking with an average score of 4.52 out of 5. Evaluating officers noted the 5x Prism’s durability and image quality, which is supplemented by a versatile magnification and intuitive reticle design.

“We’re proud to see that this year’s new products performed well with the National Tactical Officers Association,” says Terry Mears, Primary Arms’ Director of Product Marketing. “Law Enforcement is one of our highest priorities in developing new products that exceed expectations. The NTOA’s ratings confirm that we’re bringing professional-grade quality and technology at consumer-friendly pricing.”

For more information about these products or for ordering information, please visit the Primary Arms online retail site or your preferred Primary Arms Optics retailer.













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Primary Arms Optics
Started in 2007, Primary Arms Optics seek to provide the best optics you can get for any budget. Utilizing the highly regarded, repeatedly-proven ACSS® reticle, Primary Arms optics boast unparalleled precision and adaptability for superior performance across ranges. With four product tiers available (Classic, SLx, GLx, PLx), anyone can afford to equip themselves with the latest in optics technology. In addition, every product is backed with Primary Arms’ total commitment to customer satisfaction.

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Gorilla Grip Gloves, Now Available in Walmart and Academy Sports.

Big Time Products (September 21, 2020), There is a new beast is the glove market and that beast is Gorilla Grip Gloves which has now joined forces with two giants of retail Walmart and Academy Sports. These versatile gloves are made for protection and performance making them a perfect fit for the everyday sportsman, mechanic, landscaper, and all hardworking individuals who want to protect their hands while being able to get a solid grip on their gear. Teaming up with these two retailers will enable customers to pick up a pair of Gorilla Grip Gloves just about anywhere in the United States at an affordable price.

Gorilla Grip Gloves come in a variety of styles and functions at a very affordable price making them the hottest glove on the market. Contractors will enjoy the backhand and knuckle protection offered by the Gorilla Grip Max Impact Rhinoflex work gloves, which provide flexibility and protection from handling sharp objects while meeting commercial-grade ANSI Level 5 (A5) cut protection standards.

Angling enthusiasts will enjoy Gorilla Grip proprietary Never Slip technology and the A5 cut protection which is included with the Filet Gloves model. This technology will prevent even the slimiest of fish from slipping through your grip while taking that hero shot as well as protecting you from cuts while at the filet table. All Gorilla Grip gloves are designed with patented Never Slip technology, breathability, flexibility for the perfect fit and are now offered in several new Veil Camo pattern colors.

Gorilla Grip Glove Features:

  • Never Slip technology

  • ANSI Level 5 cut protection (limited to specific models)

  • Skin-tight fit and flexibility for comfort

  • Breathable knit shell

  • Variety of Veil Camo colors

  • Touch Screen capabilities

Big Time Products is the leading provider of personal protection and work gear products.

BTP was founded in 2003 by two hardware industry executives who set out with a singular mission: build a better work glove. The company launched with one product, the industry’s first high performance work glove. What started as an idea bloomed: BTP is now the largest supplier of personal protection products and work gear.

BTP has a broad portfolio ranging from knee pads, tool belts, jobsite storage and work gloves that deliver innovative solutions to the Home, Automotive and Hardware industries. BTP’s products are available in most major retail stores in North America under the AWP, Digz, Firm Grip, Gorilla Grip, Grease Monkey and McGuire-Nicholas brands. Additionally, BTP operates a dynamic private label division, creating products for major retailers across the globe. Find out more at

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Browning Arms Company, FN America Contribute $50,000 to NSSF’s 2020 #GUNVOTE Voter Education Campaign

For immediate release | September 21, 2020

NEWTOWN, Conn. – NSSF®, the trade association for the firearm industry, is pleased to announce that Browning Arms Company and FN America have together contributed $50,000 to NSSF’s #GUNVOTE® voter registration, education and mobilization campaign.

“With more than 5 million new first-time firearm owners in the United States, November’s election will have a profound impact on the lives and ability of these Americans to continue to lawfully and responsibly exercise their Second Amendment right,” said Browning Arms Company CEO Travis Hall. “Americans of all backgrounds have been moved to purchase firearms and NSSF’s efforts to educate and engage gun-owning voters with the #GUNVOTE campaign will encourage these voters to make their voices loudly and clearly heard at the ballot box. We are proud to contribute to this worthy cause.”

“Safeguarding the Second Amendment is a foundational element of FN’s core philosophy and beliefs. Our drive as a manufacturer is to protect the rights and liberties of all firearms enthusiasts across our nation,” said Mark Cherpes, President and CEO, FN America, LLC. “In these uncertain times, it is more important than ever for Americans to understand the issues at stake with their constitutional right to gun ownership and self-protection. We applaud NSSF’s #GUNVOTE campaign and the push to provide clarity to the most important issue of our generation. The support of this effort reaffirms our commitment to protecting those rights and preserving them for future generations.”

“The firearm and ammunition industry is fortunate to have leaders like Travis Hall and Mark Cherpes who are both dedicated to protecting the Second Amendment and ensuring the growth and success of our industry,” stated Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “With their generous contribution to NSSF’s #GUNVOTE campaign, Browning and FN America are going above and beyond to assist NSSF in registering, educating and activating voters ahead of November’s election. Their substantial contribution is vital now more than ever and is to be commended.”

Election Day is less than 50 days away when tens of millions of voters, including more than 5 million first-time gun buyers, will head to the polls to cast their ballot in the most consequential election for the Second Amendment.

#GUNVOTE is a campaign by the NSSF to encourage America’s gun owners, target shooters and hunters to register to vote, to become educated on where the candidates stand on the Second Amendment and, on election day, not to risk their rights and #GUNVOTE. The campaign’s website provides links to help voters register and find their polling place. NSSF strongly encourages all industry members to download the #GUNVOTE button to use on their websites and social media

About NSSF

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, log on to

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Guns.comNEWTOWN, Conn. — NSSF®, the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that has agreed to sponsor the 2021 SHOT UniversitySM at the Platinum level. Headquartered in Burnsville, Minnesota, is a firearms marketplace that partners with storefront firearms retailers to provide a robust online sales channel.

“With such a groundswell shift in how every FFL is doing business today, we couldn’t be more pleased to have this innovative, solutions-providing company lend its support to our premier educational event for FFLs and range owners,” said John McNamara, NSSF Senior Director, Range and Retail Services. “We encourage everyone attending the 2021 SHOT Show® and SHOT University to get to know the professionals at and discover how their business can benefit from a relationship with them.”

“ is excited to be the Platinum sponsor of SHOT University for 2021,” said Jeff Tesch, Director of Business Development. “The retail sales climate has been undoubtedly brisk for most of 2020, and with this will come a new normal for retail when the COVID-19 pandemic, riots and civil unrest subside. What a great time to invest in some of the best education tailored for the firearms retailer that can help you and your staff improve your business and help prepare you for a successful 2021. We are proud to support local firearms retailers and are looking forward to SHOT 2021!”

NSSF’s 2021 SHOT Show takes place Jan. 19-22 at the Sands Expo Center and an all-new expansion to Caesars Forum. SHOT University, which takes place the day before the show opens, Jan. 18, is NSSF’s flagship educational forum for FFLs and range operators. The day-long format offers a wide range of seminars covering compliance, inventory management, marketing trends and other topics of importance to FFLs and range operators.

Attendee registration for the 2021 SHOT Show will open in early October, and those who complete their registration to attend the show can then reserve their place at SHOT University by adding that event to their shopping cart at For more information about the 2021 SHOT Show, including other educational opportunities, registration information, hotel discounts and updates on NSSF’s work with Las Vegas to ensure the safety and health of everyone attending, visit

About NSSF

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, log on to

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Check Out The Best Ankle Holster Available!

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Effective concealment becomes more challenging when hot weather arrives or when total discretion is critical. Ankle holsters can be ideal in these circumstances, and are particularly useful for gun carriers who are seated for much of the day or choose to carry a backup handgun. Galco’s premium option is the best-in-class Ankle Glove.
The Ankle Glove’s wide, breathable neoprene ankle band and hook-and-loop closure offer extended wearing comfort and unmatched security. Sheepskin padding between the holster and ankle greatly enhances wearer comfort when worn for extended hours, even in summer heat. It features a reinforced thumb break for speed of draw and detailed molding for firearm retention. Premium steerhide holster pocket construction ensures long-term durability.

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Operationally Parallax-free Optics

Operationally Parallax-free optics allow the shooter to achieve accurate hits on target without the requirement of a consistent address to the rifle. Parallax is essentially error in the transmission of light through the optic to the shooter resulting in a shift (sometimes significant) in the presentation of the dot (or reticle) on the target. In an optic that experiences this phenomena, the shooter must establish a consistent cheek weld in order to receive accurate information. In that circumstance, if the dot/reticle appears to the shooter it may represent a dangerously inaccurate aiming solution.

Conversely, in an operationally parallax-free optic – such as an Aimpoint sight – the shooter can trust the reticle no matter how they find it. A proper cheek weld is not required and accuracy is not compromised if the rifle is poorly mounted.

A rifle that features an Aimpoint optic and is properly zeroed gives the shooter great latitude in the employment of the weapon in any operational environment. Find the dot on the target and press the trigger.

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American Tactical Introduces FXH-45M Moxie

(Summerville, SC ) – American Tactical Inc, US manufacturer and worldwide importer of firearms, ammunition and tactical equipment, is proud to introduce the all-new FXH-45M Moxie 1911 pistol.
The FXH-45M Moxie looks and feels different with an all new barrel, slide and sight set. This is a full-size hybrid 1911 pistol featuring a patented polymer frame with two metal inserts for added stability and durability. The Moxie also features a 4140 steel slide with a parkerized finish. The frame was designed with built-in finger grooves for an ergonomic feel.
The FXH-45M Moxie is a single action, semi-automatic pistol chambered in .45 ACP. It has a height of 5.4 inches and measures 8.7 inches long. It weighs 1.95 lbs unloaded and without the magazine. The Moxie has black polymer grips and a removable top plate that allows for the addition of an optics mount. It accepts Glock front and rear sights, including aftermarket night sights. This new breed of 1911 is compatible with most standard 1911 parts and grips. It ships with one 8-round magazine included.
The FXH-45M Moxie (ATIGFXH45M) has an MSRP of $399.95 and is proudly 100% made in America.
For more information on products from American Tactical, visit

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

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XS Sights Minimalist Night Sights

XS Minimalist Night Sights feature a traditional notch and post sight picture, with a serrated non-tritium rear and a tritium front sight. The anti-glare blacked-out rear has a wide notch, to draw your eye to the front. The tritium front sight is equipped with our proprietary photoluminescent orange Glow Dot, which absorbs ambient light and glows in low light. Minimalist sights reduce focus on the rear sight and slide and drive shooter’s attention to the front sight.

Sight Dimensions:

Front Sight Blade Width: 0.145″

Rear Sight Notch Width: 0.170″

Sight Features:

  • Tritium Front Sight – Glows in low-light levels
  • High-contrast orange front sight
  • Photoluminescent glow dot surrounds tritium vial to make the front sight even brighter
  • Serrated rear sight eliminates glare
  • Blacked-out rear simplifies sight alignment and drives focus to the front sight
  • Installable with a sight pusher tool or file to fit method
  • Sights are CNC machined from solid steel
  • Protected by 10-Year No Questions Asked Warranty
  • Made in the USA with US Steel

Why Go Minimalist?

Sight picture preferences are personal and vary by application, i.e., competition, law enforcement, home defense, and everyday carry. Within this matrix of shooters, there is a segment of users who want performance with no extra frills. These users know how to shoot well and know what gear best suits their style. Minimalist night sights focus on what is most important; Driving focus to their front sight.

Minimalist sights are all about simplicity. The blacked-out rear reduces focus points and uses serrations to eliminate glare from bright back-lighting. The reduced illumination on the back of the slide drives focus downrange. Also, when paired with a red dot, the non-tritium rear increases focus on the reticle vs. a 2-dot tritium rear sight. In low-light, two glowing tritium lamps can be distracting from the primary optics illuminated reticle. The rear notch width is 15% wider than the front post to increase visible light around the front edges, giving you a more precise alignment. Our minimalist design provides a fast line of sight to the front sight, helping you get rounds on target quickly and accurately.

Minimalist Features

  • Self-Shadowing Serrations – The serrations cast shadows on the sight face ensuring bright back-lighting won’t cause a glare. Even when in the “white,” the sight face darkens due to the shadowing effect.
  • Minimize focus points – All our notch and post sights align with a traditional top of front, top of rear sight alignment. The blacked-out rear drives focus to the front sight for fast and accurate shooting.
  • Red Dot Optics on Pistols – The non-tritium rear aids in sight alignment, while not causing confusing with the illuminated reticle.
  • Our RDO/Suppressor height sets are lower 1/3 co-witnessed for Glock 9mm MOS pistols equipped with a Trijicon RMR or Holosun 507C. The lower 1/3 co-witness, minimizes the amount of space the front sight takes up in the optic’s window.
  • Cost – The reduction in tritium vials lowers the price point of the sight set. Making it an inexpensive and worthwhile upgrade for your target or carry pistol.

So, are Minimalist Night Sights for you? If you’re looking for a simple, traditional sight picture, and a bright glowing front sight to improve your acquisition speed, regulate with a red dot optic, these are the sights for you! 

About XS Sights:
XS Sights is known for making the fastest sights in any light. For more than 20 years, the XS team has created some of the most innovative sights on the market today for pistols, rifles, and shotguns.
Whether used for personal defense or hunting, these sights are designed and built to be the absolute best for their specific purpose. American Made. Texas Proud. 2A Strong.

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Team Federal Hosted Successful PRS Series Gold Medal Match


FP_FederalGoldMedalMatchTrophy_lgANOKA, Minnesota – September 18, 2020 – Federal Ammunition and Team Federal recently hosted its second annual Federal Gold Medal Match, a Precision Rifle Series Pro Series match, September 12-13, at Alabama Precision in Carbon Hill, Alabama.

Match Director, Jim Saunders, and his team presented a challenging course of fire for the PRS Pro Series Qualifier match which saw nearly 150 competitors battling heat, humidity and switching winds over the two days. Team Federal shooters Brian Allen and Shannon Kay both turned in strong performances with Kay finishing sixth overall and Allen finishing twelfth and earning the Top Senior trophy.

“This was a fantastic match. From the challenging course of fire to the support Federal showed the competitors, everything was top notch,” said Allan. “I’m proud to represent Team Federal and appreciate all their support for the precision rifle community.”

Greg Holloway, Ryan Hansen, Spence Pepper, Robert Brantley and Justin Pender all earned custom trophies for the top five shooters in the Open division. In addition to bringing home the coolest trophy on the entire PRS Pro Series circuit, Holloway also won a custom rifle built and presented by Team Federal’s own Brian Allen with A-Team Precision.

In other divisions, Ben Gossett earned the Top Military/Law Enforcement trophy for the second consecutive year. Phil Cashin of Masterpiece Arms won the trophy for the Production division. A strong performance from Melissa Gilliland earned her the Top Lady trophy. The Top Junior trophy went to Luke Holbrook. Finally, Mark Cooper used his .308 Win. to claim the Top Tactical trophy.

One highlight of the match came when Federal’s Shooting Sports Promotions Manager Jason Spradling and Phil Cashin from Masterpiece Arms presented a custom rifle to a deserving new shooter. The recipient, shooting his first match, was using a borrowed rifle and gear. He shot with a great attitude and showed excitement and passion for the sport.

“We at Federal recognize the importance of growing the competitive shooting sports and encouraging new shooters to be active participants,” said Spradling. “It was great to be able to present a gorgeous new MPA production rifle to a deserving new shooter.”

Federal Ammunition is the Official Ammunition of the PRS and an Affiliate Sponsor of the 2020 Precision Rifle Series Season. In May of 2021, Federal will be title sponsoring a PRS Pro Series and AG Cup Qualifier match in New Mexico. In addition, Federal will again be the title sponsor of the third annual Federal Gold Medal Match to be held at Alabama Precision in September 2021. Learn more at

Long range isn’t just a distance. It’s a state of mind. A dedication to push further. And it’s why Federal Premium builds Gold Medal rifle loads. The exclusive primer design provides the best sensitivity and most consistent ballistics in the industry. The best-in-class, precision-built bullets loaded in this line of ammunition wins more matches than any other. Federal’s Gold Medal is the only choice for the world’s most elite shooters.

Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit

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Add a Red Dot to Your PPQ or PPS


Red Dots on handguns are no longer a feature that is hiding on the fringes. It’s becoming more and more common. Combined with proper training, Red Dots can dramatically improve one’s ability to quickly and accurately engage a target. Walther was the first company to introduce a carry pistol package that came complete with a red dot installed from the factory. (Walther PPS M2 RMSc) Prior to that, we had been making the optic-ready Walther Q5 Match and PPQ Q4 Tac models. Most recently we introduced the Q5 Steel Frame and Q4 Steel Frame OR models both of which come optic-ready from the factory.

Since then we’ve watched the sheer numbers of optic-ready pistols flooding the market. There are already a massive number of Walther PPQ and PPS models on the market that are not factory set up from the factory to accept red dot sights. Based on an overwhelming number of requests and inquiries from our extremely loyal Walther fans, we wanted to offer an option for those who would like to make the jump to a red dot sight without having to purchase a new gun or a new slide.

For the past number of months, we’ve been working with an amazing company called C&H precision to bring the next generation of PPS M2 optic-ready pistols to our lineup. Through this partnership, we’ve realized the quality and craftsmanship that C&H puts into their work and have decided to expand that relationship even further.

The quality of the millwork done by C&H Precision is as important to them as it is to Walther. There are a lot of machine shops that will do millwork on handguns but we chose C&H because of their commitment to quality work. Having your PPQ or PPS milled for an optic by C&H means you’ll still maintain that peace of mind of having your Walther covered by our Lifetime Warranty. Since the slide is all you will need to ship to C&H you don’t need to do a FFL transfer to have your slide milled.


The following Walther PPQ and PPS models can be milled for Red Dot mounting:

The PPQ Series: (Polymer Frame Models)

Walther PPQ 4” and 5” Slide versions both 9mm, .40cal and .45ACP (Including PPQ Navy SD)

PPQ Exclusions:

  • PPQ Sub Compact – (The design of this slide is quite different than the 4” and 5” PPQ’s.)
  • PPQ 22 models

Steel Frame Series: Would the Q4 Steel Frame Standard

Walther PPS M1 & M2 Series:

PPS pistols can only be direct milled for:

Here’s some background on C&H Precision

C&H has been at the forefront of optic adapter plates and direct milling slides since be beginning of the Pistol Red Dot revolution.  All slides are precision machined with the latest HAAS CNC Vertical CNC milling machines to the same exact tolerances and specifications Walther Defense is known for and you’ve come to expect.

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Sock Collaboration Broadens Range of VaporCore™ Line

Cincinnati, Ohio – Vertx®, a leading manufacturer of low-profile tactical apparel and accessories, is excited to announce their collaboration with Point® on two new VaporCore™ Crew Socks. Constructed using a unique blend of 37.5® Nylon and Merino wool, the VaporCore™ Crew Socks provide unmatched moisture and temperature management. Offered in both 5” and 10” cuts, the socks are now available online at and in-store. Customers can find their nearest dealer using the Vertx® store locator at

“Socks are new territory for Vertx®, so we knew we needed a strong partner to bring our vision to life,” said Denny Bogard, GM/VP of Vertx. “Collaborating with Point6® was an absolute no-brainer. Their products are known as some of the best in the industry and are used by the world’s most elite operators. We couldn’t be happier with how the VaporCore™ Crew Socks fit and perform.”
Part of the expanding line of VaporeCore™ products, the Crew Socks are designed to maximize the benefits of both Merino wool and 37.5® fabric technology. A natural temperature-regulator, Merino’s structure both traps moisture and expands/contracts based on the weather. On top of that, 37.5® particles attract sweat vapor away from the skin and absorb the body’s natural infrared (IR) light, either sending it back when you’re cold or releasing it when you’re hot. Together, Merino and 37.5® Technology are actively working with you, your activity level and your environment to keep you comfortable, dry and odor-free. And unlike standard ring spun yarns, Point6® uses compact spun yarns that are 25% more durable and have fewer loose ends. Leaving you with an ultra-soft, ultra-tough sock with reduced pilling and itch. Learn more about the VaporCore™ Crew Socks and the rest of the Vertx® line of VaporCore™ products at
About Vertx®
Vertx® is a premier tactical and outdoor brand for the modern-day Prepared Professional™. Vertx® designs world-class apparel, bags and packs that are created by the best-in-class designers to combine a low visual profile with superior functionality. Since its inception in 2009, Vertx® has earned trust among the nation’s top operators for exceptional performance, fit and durability. Vertx® is a brand of Fechheimer, a Berkshire Hathaway Company.
About Point6®
Over 4 decades of experience enables us to create the most comfortable and durable merino wool apparel you’ll ever wear with unrivaled fit and performance. Guaranteed. We do just about everything differently: from fair trade practices with family farmers, to eliminating chemicals from the wool process, to donating to leading conservation groups. Point6® is a family-owned company based in Steamboat Springs, CO where all employees and partners are treated as unique and valuable members of the tribe.

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Introducing Galco’s holsters for the Taurus 856 3"!

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Miami Classic II

PHOENIX, September 2020
Galco introduces multiple holsters for the Taurus 856 revolver with 3” barrel, including:
Miami Classic II™, part of our famous flagship line of shoulder holster systems.
The professional-grade, premium-steerhide
Combat Master™ belt holster.
The convenient and popularly-priced
Paddle Lite™ paddle holster.
The incredibly versatile and highly concealable
Underwraps 2.0™ belly band.
Galco also offers a wide variety of women’s
holster handbags, day planners and ammo carriers for the Taurus 856 3”!
With holsters in every price range and multiple carry methods, Galco can help outfit owners of the Taurus 856 with the highest-quality American-made holsters and accessories.
Visit Galco’s website today at and see the complete line!

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Galco International, LTD is the designer and manufacturer of the Galco holster brand, the premier American-made line of superb-quality holsters, belts and accessories. Encompassing law enforcement, military, defensive and sporting use, the Galco brand utilizes leather, nylon, injection-molded plastic and Kydex® to meet the demands of today’s consumers. The award-winning Matrix™ line of holsters and accessories, women’s holster handbags, tactical slings and hunting accessories round out the line. All Galco products are proudly made in the USA since 1969.

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Shooting Sports: Understanding NRR

Shooting Sports: High NRR Hearing Protection

All ear-pro is not created equal; sometimes you need more protection

WESTWOOD, Mass. (September 17, 2020) – Price, comfort and convenience regularly impact shooters’ hearing-protection buying decisions. Too often, however, performance—the variable that matters most—is not given adequate consideration. In the North American market, Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) is the convention used to rate any hearing protection product’s performance.

“With any new shooter, the best thing you can do is give them the highest NRR product available,” says Howard LeightTM Shooting Sports National Sales Manager, Chris Leight. “Blocking out more noise helps ensure they stay comfortable and have better experiences. The higher the NRR, the better the product protects,” Leight explains. “There is a huge difference between an NRR of 23 and an NRR of 29. Acoustic energy doubles every 3dB, so a product with a 29 NRR actually provides 200% more protection than a product with an NRR of 23.”

Helping new shooting sports participants to have better initial experiences is only one reason for using hearing protection products with a high NRR. Shooting sports enthusiasts should also consider what and where they are shooting. For example, certain firearms produce more sound than others.

A high-powered rifle that produces a peak of 158dB is going to be exponentially louder than a .22 cal. rifle that produces 140dB. Shooters should make hearing-protection decisions accordingly.

Competitive shooter, Travis Gibson, discusses his choice of electronic hearing protection when shooting louder firearms.

The shooting environment matters, too. Indoor shooting produces a lot of reverberation, and covered outdoor shooting can be just as loud. Sound has nowhere to go in these environments. For louder firearms or indoor or covered shooting situations, selecting hearing protection with the highest possible NRR is the smart choice.

Doubling up – wearing both foam earplugs beneath earmuffs – is a viable option for high-noise situations as well. The NRR will not double, but the practice can still provide a significant increase in protection.

Foam Earplugs

Foam earplugs are the most commonly used form of hearing protection for many good reasons, but primarily because they are inexpensive and provide the highest available NRR—up to 33dB. The simple design of foam earplugs delivers great performance and protection. When inserted properly, they completely seal the ear canal, while the cellular composition of the foam creates tiny airspaces which fracture and re-fracture sound waves.

Foam earplugs remain the best choice for maximum protection. Howard Leight Shooting Sports offers numerous models of foam earplugs, designed for both men and women that are made right here in the USA. Corded, uncorded, one-time use and reusable models are available, starting at just pennies per pair.

High-NRR Electronic Hearing Protection

Slim earcups are all the rage with many shooters, but size matters when it comes to maximizing protection, which is the precise reason why the Howard Leight ImpactTM PRO electronic earmuff features a larger earcup design. The proof lies in the performance. With an NRR of 30, Impact PRO provides twice the protection of an earmuff with a 27dB NRR, and four times more protection than one with an NRR of 24dB. Ultimately, this means shooters wearing Impact PRO can have a safer and more enjoyable shooting experience at the range, in the field, or during competition.

Featuring aggressive, tactical styling and a padded headband and earcup cushions, the versatile Impact PRO is adjustable to provide a very comfortable fit on a wide range of shooters, including youth, women and others with smaller heads. Impact PRO’s high NRR and adjustable fit make it an ideal choice for kids or others new to shooting sports. Up to 4X sound amplification means they’ll clearly hear range commands and other verbal instructions, while blocking out more of the noise that intimidates many new shooters and makes the experience less enjoyable.

Impact PRO is designed with thoughtfully placed, rubberized pressure points to minimize the possibility of gunstock scratching, while a simple, single control dial turns the unit on and off and adjusts volume. Power comes via two included AAA batteries, the life of which is maximized through a convenient 4-hour auto shutoff feature.

Whatever your experience level in the shooting sports, it’s never too late to start giving more thought to your hearing protection. Don’t assume your current hearing protection delivers adequate protection against hearing loss – especially when operating loud firearms or shooting in noisy environments. You have more options available than ever before.


Honeywell Safety Products empower individuals and families across the globe to enjoy more and worry less. Our high-quality hearing and eye protection help people to more safely enjoy the events and activities they love. Our broad selection of comfortable and stylish protective eyewear delivers safety without compromise, many of which meet ANSI high-impact standards and offer UVA/UVB protection. Building on over 30 years of innovation, we’re continually developing new designs, materials and technologies to enhance comfort and protection for industry trade professionals, recreational and competitive shooters, DIY homeowners, and all fans of live music and sporting events. Whatever your passion, trust Howard Leight to block out the noise so you can listen to what’s important, while staying safely focused on the big moments that matter. Learn more at

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Wind calls made easy!

TREMOR Reticles

The TREMOR Reticle Time of Flight Wind Dots give users the ability to compensate for varying wind in wind speed (Miles Per Hour, etc.) instead of in angular measurements (MRAD or MOA).  Their patented design allows them to be used with any cartridge at any density altitude, making them truly universal!





Time of Flight Wind Dots provide accurate wind holds in wind speed values (mph, kph, m/s, etc.) to allow for quick and easy wind holds without the need to consult a ballistic solver.

The Wind Dots can be calibrated for use with any cartridge in any atmospheric conditions.  Calibrating them is fast and easy to do using the free Horus Ballistic App.

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GLOCK Prevails After Extensive Lawsuit Against Infringer


SMYRNA, Ga. – September 16th, 2020 On Tuesday, September 15, 2020,  a Federal Judge for The United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, issued a decision in the case of GLOCK, INC. v. THE WUSTER INC., d/b/a AIRSPLAT.COM, Civil Action No. 1:14-cv-00568. The Defendant operated AirSplat retail locations and an Internet retail store at that sold airsoft guns and related products.  The Court’s decision yesterday ended a six and a half year lawsuit between the parties in favor of GLOCK.

In February of 2014, GLOCK filed a multi-count complaint against the Defendant for trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, and related claims under federal and state law. 

The Defendant imported Glock Replicas, marketed, advertised for sale,  and did sell the Glock Replicas using GLOCK’s trade dress and trademarks. The Court found that the Defendant “intended to, and did, create actual market confusion in the minds of the consumers as to whether they were genuine or licensed GLOCK products, in violation of Glock’s registered trade dress and legally protected rights.”

The Court found the Defendant liable to GLOCK for the following:
•    Infringement of GLOCK’s registered trademarks and trade dress in violation of the Federal Lanham Act;
•    Unfair competition in violation of Georgia statutory and  common law; and
•    Unjust enrichment in violation of George common law. 

The Court awarded monetary damages to GLOCK totaling $ 2,253,078.28, consisting of:
•    Disgorgement of the Defendant’s profits realized from selling infringing Glock Replicas;
•    Pre-Judgement interest; and
•    Attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses.

The Court also awarded a Permanent Injunction to GLOCK prohibiting Defendant and various other persons from selling GLOCK replica pistols in the future or otherwise infringing GLOCK’s trademarks or trade dress.

“This is a resounding victory for GLOCK against a seller of replica airsoft products,”   said Carlos Guevara, Vice President and General Counsel of GLOCK, Inc. “This ruling puts potential infringers like Airsplat on notice that GLOCK will vigorously prosecute its intellectual property rights against those who would infringe.”

The court’s Order and separate Judgement can be found here.   For further information, please contact Carlos Guevara, VP – General Counsel at:

About GLOCK, Inc.

GLOCK is a leading global manufacturer of firearms. The simple, safe design of GLOCK’s polymer-based pistols revolutionized the firearms industry and made GLOCK pistols a favorite of military and law enforcement agencies worldwide and among pistol owners. In 2020, GLOCK celebrates its 34th Anniversary in the United States. Renowned for featuring three safeties, GLOCK pistols offer users of every lifestyle confidence they can rely on. GLOCK, Inc. is based in Smyrna, Georgia. For more information, please visit

About GSSF

The GLOCK Sport Shooting Foundation is a safe, fun, family-oriented organization devoted to the responsible use of GLOCK firearms and encouraging participation in the shooting sports. Competitions, across the United States provide opportunities for shooters of all skill levels and experience to compete together in simple, but challenging courses of fire. Founded in 1991, GSSF has grown to include over 100,000 members and now organizes more than 50 outdoor and over 300 indoor shooting matches each year. For more information, visit

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Aim Sports Wraith Fire Handguards Made in the USA

Aim Sports

Aim Sports Inc. Manufacturing in the USA

AR-15/M4 Wraith Fire Handguards now have cutting-edge production in California

Ontario, California: Aim Sports Inc. announced the launch of Wraith Fire M-LOK Handguards now made in the USA! Completely manufactured and assembled in California these AR-15/M4 Handguards have built in anti-rotational tabs, and industry leading rapid installation!

“Over the past 18-months we’ve made a deep commitment and investment in R & D and have aggressively ramped up our manufacturing capabilities in the USA,” says Jack Lin, CEO at Aim Outdoors, the parent company of Aim Sports. With years of planning, we’re extremely proud and excited to finally realize this initiative of bringing production back to the USA.”

According to the NSSF® First-time gun buyers grew to nearly 5 million in the first seven months of 2020. And surveyed firearm retailers reported that 40 percent of sales were conducted to purchasers who have never previously owned a firearm. “This is a tectonic shift in the firearm industry marketplace and complete transformation of today’s gun-owning community. By manufacturing domestically puts AIM in a unique position to be agile, and gives us the ability to scale to market demand”, says Drew Hopman, Director of Global Sales and Marketing.

The Wraith Fire Handguard provides a superior fit, finish, and performance on this modular platform. The slim-line design provides a sleek look with many mounting options including a minimized 1913 picatinny top rail, and rows of simplistic M-LOK side mounts. Engineered and thoroughly tested on-site, this Handguard is quality ensured and ready to amaze.

Models: US-AS001, US-AS002, US-AS003, US-AS003-FDE

Established in 2007, Aim Sports Inc. has become a premier manufacturer of firearms accessories worldwide. Our mission is to innovate and produce affordable quality products designed to meet the needs of both the beginner and advanced shooter. We manufacture both standard and unique products designed to improve the functionality and performance for some of the most popular firearm platforms.

For more information, visit us online at

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· Indra, in conjunction with the Spanish Navy’s Data Monitoring and Analysis Center (CESADAR), is developing one of the first technological demonstrators in the world based on unsupervised artificial intelligence

· The system ‘learned’ how the F100 and BAM vessels engines work to detect deviations. It has successfully predicted all of the malfunctions that the vessels have had in the last five years

· Once the development process of this groundbreaking solution is complete, the Spanish Navy will have a major operational advantage in planning its missions with greater accuracy

Madrid, September 17, 2020.- Indra, one of the world’s leading technology and consulting companies, and the Spanish Navy have successfully tested one of the world’s first artificial intelligence systems with the capacity to learn by itself and take decisions as if it were human.

The demonstrator has been designed to predict malfunctions and improve the maintenance and availability of the Spanish Navy’s fleet.

This is one of the first solutions that brings what is termed ‘unsupervised’ artificial intelligence, until now restricted mainly to the field of academic research, from an experimental to a practical environment.

This type of intelligence differs from the supervised variety in that, instead of learning the procedure that should be followed to solve a given problem, the machine learns to detect the problems and applies the logical operations that any computer might employ to reach a solution by its own means, without human assistance or having to be told how to do it.

In the case of the Soprene Project, Indra engineers taught the system to understand how the engines of F100 frigates and Offshore Patrol Vessels BAM work, providing it with an enormous amount of detail and precision.

With this information, the system was capable of detecting deviations in normal operations and predicted the engine trouble and malfunctions that the vessels had in the last five years.

To perform the tests and verify the accuracy of the results, Indra used the data records stored by the Spanish Navy’s Data Monitoring and Analysis Center (CESADAR) in Cartagena, a leading authority in Spain in the use of mechanical malfunction prediction techniques, which has promoted and led the technology side of the Soprene Project in the Spanish Navy since 2018.

The potential of non-monitored technology is much greater than the supervised variety and offers many advantages for the maintenance of next-generation vessels:

· It is a system capable of attaining results that are neither predefined or known a priori: this allows it to learn from its successes and mistakes, as a human would, to achieve ever greater efficiency and speed.

· It is a universal system: it has been developed to check the functioning of the F100 frigate and offshore patrol vessel engines, but can be easily adapted to monitor other systems on these vessels or others, and even be brought into other defense or civilian fields.

· It does not require the past performance records of a system to be trained. It can thus overcome one of the toughest barriers that prevent conventional artificial intelligence systems from predicting malfunctions that a newly developed vessel will experience, one that has not yet been at sea.

· The system can detect the most serious engine failures: for the same reason as above the system can detect failures that have never occurred and can’t be replicated intentionally, because it would be too costly or even catastrophic for the vessel. These types of malfunctions are the most unlikely but also the most important, as they can endanger the crew.

With this project, Indra and the Spanish Navy are at the cutting edge of artificial intelligence research and development of solutions of this kind.

For the Spanish Navy, the use of this technology means a major operational advantage, as it can plan its missions with greater precision and bring forward or postpone repairs as needed. As for Indra, it bolsters its leadership position in a field of knowledge that will transform all areas of technology.

About Indra

Indra ( is one of the leading global technology and consulting companies and the technological partner for core business operations of its customers world-wide. It is a world-leader in providing proprietary solutions in specific segments in Transport and Defense markets, and a leading firm in Digital Transformation Consultancy and Information Technologies in Spain and Latin America through its affiliate Minsait. Its business model is based on a comprehensive range of proprietary products, with a high-value focus and with a high innovation component. In the 2019 financial year, Indra achieved revenue of €3.204 billion, with more than 49,000 employees, a local presence in 46 countries and business operations in over 140 countries.

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NSSF Releases 2020 Congressional Report Card

2020 Congressional ReportNEWTOWN, Conn. – NSSF®, the trade association for the firearm industry, released its 2020 Congressional Report Card, grading all 431 U.S. Representatives and 100 U.S. Senators on key legislation that was of critical importance to the firearm and ammunition industry, Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens and America’s hunters and target shooters. Four seats in the U.S. House of Representatives remain vacant.

“This scorecard is of vital importance to voters as we head into November elections. This tells voters exactly where their lawmakers stand on issues they care about like recreational shooting and hunting and the right to keep and bear arms,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “The unparalleled firearm sales this year reflect the importance of ensuring lawmakers continue to protect and support the industry that makes it possible for Americans to exercise their Second Amendment rights. This nonpartisan scorecard reflects the voting record of each legislator. These grades indicate their public voting record as well as the weight and importance of these lawmakers sponsoring and co-sponsoring key legislation, their work on committees, letters signed to support issues and leadership to stand for our industry.”

NSSF awarded 17 U.S. Senators and 97 U.S. Representatives the highest rating of “A+.” This includes U.S. Sens. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.). Congressman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) was also among the lawmakers awarded the highest rating.

Grades are meant to analyze the level of support of each lawmaker during the 116th Congress and do not constitute an endorsement or opposition to a candidate’s election. The entire report, including the list of key legislation that comprised the scores, is available here.

About NSSF

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, log on to

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Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale Would Be Pissed

T.G.I.F. we are at the end of another week signaling that we are closer to the November 3rd elections and Christmas. I hope you’ve all had a great week as difficult as things may be. I took a little bit of time to reflect on the events of 9/11 2001. I still remember what I was doing. I was supposed to have traveled on that day. When I saw the news feed of the second aircraft striking the Towers I called Delta to confirm my flight; they informed me that all flights were cancelled. What a day! It’s for that reason that I  didn’t publish a shoot the shit. Now that this is behind us, let’s have a shoot the shit.

If your new to this site, you’ll want just a quick overview of what a shoot the shit is. It’s a social interaction during which any topic can be discussed, participants don’t need to know anything about the topic, they are free to make unsupported statements, they are free to use uncensured profanity, insult anyone the wish or change the subject altogether. Shoot the shits are designed to eliminate the need for a therapist’s session; their efficacy is far better and you won’t have to pay $150, or more, per hour to a jackass who majored in psychology so they could understand themselves.

Regular readers know that I differentiate between a psychologist and a psychiatrist. A psychiatrist is a Medical Doctor, which means they had to complete a Pre-Med program as an undergraduate student, score high on the MCAT( Medical College Admissions Test) and slug it out through four years of medical school. However, in no way should that suggest to you that they know what they’re doing. Unlike a psychologist who engages you in conversation, a psychiatrist will prescribe 3 or 4 pills, which when taken as prescribed will turn you into a lunatic or a vegetable. I’ll make my point below.

The individuals below were all arrested for rioting in Manhattan. They were participants in New Afrikan Black Panther Party rally. Now, before I go any further allow me to say that I have no idea what has happened to the Black Panthers, but I’ll guarantee you the brothers back in Oakland would have never let a handful of honkeys join the group – unless they were tagging some of them. But, I digress.



The female on the left is a wealthy Upper East Side resident, her name is Clara Kraebber.What is interesting about Clara is that she is the daughter of an architect and a child psychiatrist with a second home in Connecticut.

These miscreants are all upscale individuals who hijacked a black movement to riot and destroy property of individuals who had nothing to do with anything. I’ll guarantee you the brothers in lockup already nicknamed the guy with the ears “wingnut.”

It’s also important to note that California and New York have the largest number of psychologists in the country. You’re seeing the results. So, if COVID19, masks and social distancing have you down, for God’s sake schedule regular shoot the shits, they work.

One of the effects of this pandemic and lockdown is that people are suffering, unable to pay rent, mortgages, auto insurance and even food. A couple of days ago, on my way to Starbucks, I caught a display of that frustration. This guy was standing outside the local GEICO Insurance Office.


Another source of frustration is how pandemic information is being distorted by the media. There’s a great deal of confusion over the COVID vaccine driven by ludicrous media coverage. The vaccine is being presented as something that prevents you from being infected, that’s incorrect. A vaccine programs your immune system to recognize the presence of a pathogen and reacts to destroy the invasive little rascal. It does not prevent you from being infected, you can be infected but your immune system will be all over the virus, so get your vaccine as soon as it’s available. The President’s Administration is running parallel paths of production and distribution so as soon as the vaccine gets a green light you’ll see a very aggressive rollout.

Okay readers, have a great weekend, be safe and have a shoot the shit with your friends and family. Last but not least keep those sweat pumps in low speed.

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Sneak Preview: Spyderco’s Nightstick–A Classic Dagger Look by Gayle Bradley


About a month ago Spyderco began shipping the Nightstick. This classic  dagger design by noted knifemaker Gayle Bradley is a single edge symmetrical flat-ground CPM S30V stainless steel edged weapon that’s all business. Catch my upcoming review this October.  Another extraordinary Spyderco offering.

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Holosun 509T Raises the Bar for Open Reflex Sight

City of Industry, CA (September 16, 2020) – The 509T open reflex sight is a staple in the Holoson line-up and for a good reason. Pistol owners love the lightweight, ultra-durable enclosed design. The 509T offers a “set it and forget it” sight that snaps into action when the shooter is ready. The incredible battery life and performance qualities make this sight a major tactical asset for any shooter.

Holosun incorporates the highest quality battery technology available into every sight offered. The 509T is no exception, and the battery will last for up to 50,000 hours. The solar failsafe adds a layer of security, ensuring shooters will always have a powered, active and effective sight. The convenient battery tray compartment also makes for easy replacement with a CR1632 model battery.

The entire unit is enclosed with a titanium housing that protects the super LED internal components by keeping the elements at bay. Multiple coatings are added for additional protection against dust and moisture. The durability is phenomenal, and the compact design makes for a natural extension of the pistol. Shooters will not notice a difference in grip or weight when holstering or gripping the pistol, as it weighs a mere 1.72 ounces. 

Sight options include the 2 MOA Dot or 65 MOA Circle, giving the shooter options based on personal preference. It also includes 12 brightness settings for tactical shooting in different light conditions. Shooters can transition seamlessly between bright sun and dark corners while maintaining an ideal brightness setting. Additionally, the parallax free, unlimited eye relief prevents fatigue, allowing the shooter to maintain focus throughout the entire tactical event.

Holosun is proud to manufacture the best open reflex sights available, and the 509T excels in the field. The combination of performance, durability and integrated design features make this sight a major asset for any tactical pistol shooting scenario.


  • MRS: Circle Dot, Dot Only

  • Up to 50,000 Hours Battery Life

  • 12 Brightness Settings

  • Enclosed Design and Titanium Housing

  • Convenient Tray Battery Compartment

  • Parallax Free, Unlimited Eye Relief

Holosun Technologies, Inc., located in City of Industry, California, is committed to
creating innovative optic and laser/IR technologies that benefit a broad range of
shooting, hunting, law enforcement and professional needs. Using the quality
manufacturing standards demanded by some of the best-known optics brands in the
world, with a wide range of affordable options, Holosun is at the forefront of
development of new sight technologies. Key innovations include Shake Awake
TechnologyTM, 50,000-hour battery life, Solar FailSafeTM, Multiple Reticle SystemTM
(MRS), Super Green LED, and IR/Laser units that utilize the most recent advancements
in laser and LED technology. At Holosun, we pride ourselves on providing cutting-edge
equipment at a competitive price that astounds the competition and the end-user.

For more information, please visit WWW.HOLOSUN.COM

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Team SIG Captain Max Michel Becomes the First Carry-Optics Division Shooter to Take the “Overall Champion” Title at USPSA Area Championship

NEWINGTON, N.H., (September 16, 2020) – SIG SAUER, Inc. congratulates Team SIG Captain and professional shooter Max Michel for achieving a remarkable career first, and professional shooting sports first, by becoming the first ever Carry-Optics Division competitor to take the Overall Championship title at the recent 2020 USPS Area 5 Championship.

“A huge congratulations to Max Michel on his multiple wins as the Overall and Carry Optics champion at this year’s Area 5 Championship,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, “It is truly a monumental achievement for Max to come away from a competition of this level, especially against the Open Division pistols that are specifically built and tuned to win these major matches, with the Overall title.  We are extremely proud of Max for this never-before-done accomplishment, and once again he’s raised the bar for the competition which really is a true testament to his dedication and training as a professional shooter.”

To take the Overall and Carry Optics titles at the USPSA 2020 Area 5 Championship Max competed against 244 competitors through twelve stages.  For competition Max used his P320 XFIVE LEGION with a ROMEO3MAX red dot sight and SIG 147 grain Match Elite 9mm Competition Ammunition.

“It has been a unique year for competitive shooting, and due to the COVID restrictions and limited match schedule I was able to really focus on my training and it’s paying off.  This achievement is also a credit to both the quality and accuracy of my SIG equipment that continues to run flawlessly and outperformed all the competitors at the Area 5 Championship, including those in the Open Pistol Division,” said Michel. “Throughout my professional shooting career I have earned several National and World Championships, and set World Speed Shooting and Guinness World Records, but taking the Overall title in an Area Championship against the competition I faced at this match, across all divisions, was both unique and special, and I am proud and honored to have done it on behalf of Team SIG.”

The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO3MAX red dot sight developed and used by Team SIG Captain and Professional Shooter Max Michel and SIG 147 grain Match Elite 9mm competition ammunition can be purchased online at or retailers everywhere.

The 2020 USPSA Area 5 Championship was hosted by the Blue Grass Sportsmen’s League in Wilmore, Kentucky on September 13, 2020.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 250 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision.  Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens.  Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy.  Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER has over 2,000 employees across eight locations.  For more information about the company and product line visit:


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Havoc Tactical Solutions Introduces the Jaw Bumper

(Pinehurst, NC) – Havoc Tactical Solutions, a veteran-owned firearms accessory company and maker of the patented Deflector Brake, is proud to introduce the Jaw Bumper.
The Jaw Bumper is a foam cheek weld pad that adds both comfort and stability to your rifle stock. It’s semi-permanent, near weightless and has a simple peel-and-stick application. The shape and feel of this accessory also allow for a more immediate and natural sight alignment. The Jaw Bumper is made for use as a single pad on a hunting rifle or both on a tactical rifle. The high-end adhesive and foam is designed to outlast the elements and keep you shooting better until you are ready to replace it.
MSRP for the Jaw Bumper is $12.99. Each product package includes two identical Jaw Bumpers. Installation is simple– just peel, stick and press in place. The product dimensions are 5.5″ x .75″ x .27″ and will fit on most rifle stocks. It is not intended for use on wood stocks as the adhesive may have an adverse affect on the finish. The product does not act, nor is it intended to act, as a riser, although your cheek placement will likely feel more natural. For more information, please visit
For more information about Havoc Tactical Solutions, visit

About Havoc Tactical Solutions:
Havoc Tactical Solutions is a veteran-owned firearms accessory company based in Pinehurst, NC. After seeing a need for a product and an opportunity to solve a problem, they came up with the patented Deflector Brake. Havoc Tactical has been in business since 2014 and has now sold over 10,000 units. They continue to use innovation and experience to offer solutions to firearms owners.

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Introducing Galco’s Red Dot Sight Compatible Holsters!

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BlakGuard Belt Holster

PHOENIX, September 2020
Galco offers multiple holsters for handguns with red dot optical sights! With the ever-increasing popularity of red dots sights on defensive handguns, Galco is proud to offer a variety of holster options.
The patent-pending
BlakGuard™ belt holster combines the best properties of Premium Center Cut Steerhide and injection-molded plastic. An adjustable internal retention device secures the handgun at the trigger guard, while neutral (vertical) cant offers the most natural wrist-locked draw stroke. A “trench” style sight rail easily accommodates most suppressor sights.
Ankle Guard™ fuses the ultra-modern holster design and retention system of the BlakGuard with Galco’s famously-comfortable sheepskin-padded neoprene ankle cuff. The Ankle Guard fits ankles up to 13” in circumference, with an optional Boot Extender available for larger legs or wear over boots.
Corvus™ quickly and easily converts from a belt holster to an inside-the-waistband design. With an open top for fast draw, adjustment for ride height and cant, and comfortable forward molding, the highly versatile Corvus is a superior choice for defensive carry. With the Corvus, the serious gun carrier gets two fast, concealable holsters in one.
The new
Paragon™ offers comfort, very fast draw and easy return to holster. While optimized for appendix carry, the Kydex Paragon’s dual tuckable belt clips ride in slots fore and aft of the gun body and allow wide adjustment for both ride height and carry angle. Raised sweat guards on both sides of the handgun protect the wearer’s body from the gun and promote a smooth and safe return to holster. The Paragon includes a claw-type stabilizing wing for optional use.
These are just some of the holsters Galco offers for guns equipped with red dot sights. See Galco’s complete line at!

Ankle Guard (Ankle Holster)Corvus Belt/IWB HolsterParagon IWB Holster

Galco International, LTD is the designer and manufacturer of the Galco holster brand, the premier American-made line of superb-quality holsters, belts and accessories. Encompassing law enforcement, military, defensive and sporting use, the Galco brand utilizes leather, nylon, injection-molded plastic and Kydex® to meet the demands of today’s consumers. The award-winning Matrix™ line of holsters and accessories, women’s holster handbags, tactical slings and hunting accessories round out the line. All Galco products are proudly made in the USA since 1969.

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Galco International | 2019 West Quail Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85027

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National Shooting Sports Month Gets a Boost With S&W Gearbox Giveaway

For immediate release | September 16, 2020

Smith & Wesson +ONE Gearbox

NEWTOWN, Conn. – NSSF®, the trade association for the firearm industry, is pleased to announce that Smith & Wesson has agreed to sponsor a “+ONE Concealed Carry” Gearbox Giveaway in support of 2020’s National Shooting Sports Monthâ and the #RangeChallenge Summer Shots Series.

Smith & Wesson was founded in 1852 by Horace Smith & D.B. Wesson. From the beginning, Smith & Wesson firearms were noted for their innovative design, high-quality production and reliability. Today, Smith & Wesson manufactures a variety of pistols, revolvers, and rifles designed for sport, recreation, personal protection, and professional use.

The 2020 National Shooting Sports Month Smith & Wesson +ONE Concealed Carry Gearbox Giveaway, valued at more than $2,100, includes:

  • 1 S&W M&P9 Shield EZ 9mm pistol
  • 1 S&W Model 60 .38/.357 revolver
  • 1 Lockdown Puck security monitoring system
  • 2 Lockdown combo locks
  • 1 Crimson Trace LG 459G for the S&W M&P9 Shield EZ
  • 1 Crimson Trace LG 305 for the S&W Model 60
  • 1 S&W Tactical Range Bag
  • 1 S&W Officer folder knife
  • 1 S&W Delta Force CS-20 flashlight

“We greatly appreciate S&W building out this awesome ‘+ONE Concealed Carry’ Gearbox Giveaway,” said Zach Snow, NSSF Director, Retail & Range Business Development. “With two guns and Lockdown, Crimson Trace, and Smith & Wesson accessories for both, this package provides the lucky winner with all the tools necessary to take the spirit of the +ONE Movement to heart by inviting someone new to the range for some safe, fun trigger time.”

“We’re pleased to see the NSSF supporting National Shooting Sports Month through the #RangeChallengeSM Summer Shots Series, and we’re excited to offer a Smith & Wesson Gearbox Giveaway for this program,” said Matt Spafford, Media Manager for Smith & Wesson.

About NSSF

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, log on to

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Knife Community Supports Nonprofit’s Fundraiser


Major knife brands and custom knifemakers value the work of the American Knife & Tool Institute promoting knives as essential tools. September 16, 2020 – Cody, WY – The knife community stepped up with overwhelming support of the new venue of the “Free to Carry” fundraiser of the American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI). The nonprofit’s event was held as a nine-day online auction in early August.  

“This was the fifth annual fundraiser for our organization to raise money for our legislative initiatives at the state and federal level,” said John Sullivan, Director of Compliance at W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery and President of AKTI. “We’re excited that a much larger audience was able to participate than in the past. New people were exposed to the quality and variety of industry products available from our members and the creativity of custom work.”   Leading knife and tool industry brands including American Outdoor Brands (AOB), W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery, Chris Reeve Knives, CRKT, and SOG Knives & Tools, plus sales organizations J. Harding Associates and The Evans Group, sponsored this inaugural online fundraiser.   Unique one-of-a-kind knives from well-known custom knifemakers Tony Bose, Richard Rogers, Brian Tighe, Matthew Lerch, and Ken Steigerwalt sold well above estimated value. The auction Copy of PR – Amazon Brand Registry provided a rare opportunity for individuals to own a knife by these sought-after makers, plus exposed more people to the artistry of custom knifemakers.   “A genuine thank you to the individual makers for participating. Each knife represents huge amounts of their personal time,” said Mark Schreiber, President of CRKT and event co-chair. “Several of these makers have faithfully donated every year because they believe in what we are doing to promote the industry and help individuals feel confident to carry and use knives.”   “The knife industry has been very good to me, said Tony Bose, a Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall of Fall inductee. “This is just a small way I can give back, and support the good work that AKTI is doing.”   “Supporting ‘Free to Carry’ is just one more way that the knife industry shows appreciation for AKTI’s legislative successes and the organization’s efforts to promote knives as valuable tools,” said Curtis Smith, Vice President of Marketing at American Outdoor Brands and co-chair of the fundraiser. “We sincerely thank William Henry, Spyderco, Chris Reeve Knives, W.R. Case, Fox Knives, SOG, Spartan, Leatherman, Master Cutlery, Al Mar Knives, Work Sharp, WE Knives, CRKT, Willey Knives, The Evans Group, BokerUSA, Benchmade, Smith & Wesson and WithArmour for the knives and other outdoor items they contributed.”   “Thanks to ‘Free to Carry,’ we are now able to plan for the next legislative session and keep working on several knife law initiatives that will benefit our consumers and the industry,” said CJ Buck, CEO Buck Knives and chair of AKTI’s Legislative Committee.

About AKTI The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) is the effective non-profit advocacy organization for the knife industry and all knife owners. Its mission is to ensure that Americans will always be able to make, buy, sell, own, carry and use knives and edged tools. Formed in 1998, AKTI is dedicated to educating, promoting and providing relevant and accurate information about knives and edged tools as important tools in daily American life.  AKTI is recognized worldwide as the most respected, credible and accurate source of knife law information and legislative input, encouraging reasonable and responsible knife laws and regulations and consistent enforcement. For more information, visit

American Knife & Tool Institute, 22 Vista View Ln, Cody, WY 82414

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MasterPiece Arms (MPA) Introduces the MPA Grenade

When creating a MasterPiece, sometimes things can get a little messy. MPA Grenades are chassis that pass MPA’s inspection in every way except cosmetically.

Comer, Ga. (September 2020)MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA BA Rifles and Chassis Systems, is pleased to introduce the MasterPiece Arms Grenade. Sometimes when creating a MasterPiece, things can get a little messy. MPA strives for absolute perfection in every chassis but occasionally, one comes down the line that does not meet MPA’s strict quality control standards. Enter: the MPA Grenade.

MPA Grenades are chassis that pass MPA’s inspection in every way except cosmetically. Whether it be a small ding in the paint, a run-in with a laser that was having a slightly off day, or some other minor cosmetic blemish, these chassis will still function with the same flawless perfection you expect from MPA, but with their own special flair.

The blemishes will all be considered mild and, in most cases, are difficult to identify without very close inspection. The small grenades lasered on them will mark them as the unique MasterPieces that they are. The MPA Grenades launched Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at 9 am. EST with an exclusive social media only flash sale and will continue each day until the first batch of Grenades has been sold.

MPA makes every effort to get the product to the customer as quickly as possible. These are hand-built precision instruments and not production components. To see MPA’s latest delivery and lead times for all Bolt Action Rifles and Chassis, visit

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

About MasterPiece Arms:

MasterPiece Arms main offices, located in Comer, Georgia, combines quality engineering and state-of-the-art manufacturing to design and produce firearms, such as highly successful BA Rifles and Chassis Systems. Masterpiece Arms uses high accuracy CNC machining, turning, barrel making, laser cutting and bending in its manufacturing process controlled by their ISO9002/TS16949 Registered Quality System.

MPA engineers test and retest our weapons to provide customers with one of the most enjoyable guns available. With versatile uses, such as personal and home protection, long range shooting, hunting and tactical interests, MPA products are one of a kind and backed by a lifetime warranty for original owners. Learn more about MasterPiece Arms products at or call 866.803.0000.

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Haley Strategic Partners 9/15 RESTOCK Alert

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Haley Strategic Partners

16655 N 90th St Ste 100

Scottsdale, AZ 85260-2531

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Rock your Glock with this Upgrade

Primary Arms

Brands AR-15 AR-308 AK-47 Optics

Glock pistols are some of the most popular handguns in the US, renowned for their reliability and performance, even in harsh conditions. This revolutionary polymer-framed pistol set the stage for today’s striker-centric market, and Glock pistols still see heavy use with military, police, competitors, hunters, and hobbyists alike. Out of the box, every Glock pistol is a capable sidearm worthy of its acclaim—but what if you could make it even better for just a few extra dollars? That’s when choosing the right Glock trigger comes into play. The factory Glock trigger is adequate for most purposes, but aftermarket trigger upgrades can greatly improve your speed and precision with reduced pull weight and overtravel.


Primary Arms
3219 South Sam Houston Pkwy. East, STE. #100
Houston, TX 77047

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Japan eager to expand co-operation with “Five Eyes” alliance



Japan is eager to expand co-operation with the “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing alliance that includes the UK, the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Japan’s defence minister Taro Kono has expressed hopes for the framework that would allow the country to obtain key classified information at an early stage. Read more here.
With Japan seeking stronger ties with these countries, there is no better time to exhibit at DSEI Japan, taking place 19-21 May 2021.
The next early-bird deadline is approaching at the end of this month; make sure you
enquire about exhibiting to take advantage of the current prices before they rise before the event:

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Until Sept 30th: $900 per sqm
Until Sept 30th: $800 per sqm

From Oct 1st until event: $925 per sqm
From Oct 1st until event: $825 per sqm

Take advantage of multiple opportunities for engagement with military VIPs at DSEI Japan, the only large-scale, fully integrated defence event to take place in Japan.

Space is filling up already, don’t miss out on your desired location in the exhibition.
View the floor plan today.


    Clarion Events is continuing to closely monitor the latest public health and government advice in each of the markets where we operate around the world and a document has been drafted of enhanced safety measures to reduce the risks at our global events.
    Find out more here.
    Get in touch today to speak to one of our team.
    Kind regards,
    The DSEI Japan Team

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    Win FN guns at the CSF Virtual Auction and Sweepstakes

    Fellow sportsmen and women,

    Here’s our chance to rally together and support important policy work the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation drives with state and federal government. This year, the annual CSF banquet is virtual, with a live online auction, silent auction and sweepstakes.

    View Sweepstakes

    Wednesday September 16, 7pm EST
    Enter to Win an FN M4 Military Collector Rifle, and a FN 509 Compact MRD handgun in the Freedom Package Sweepstakes valued at $4500, along with a chance to win dozens of hunting, shooting, fishing and outdoor products. Purchase as many chances you want, and know that all proceeds benefits the CSF’s mission to drive legislation forward that protects our outdoor heritage.
    All sweepstakes tickets must be purchased before the Sept. 16 deadline at 7pm, so get your tickets today.

    The Freedom Package Includes:

    -FN 15® Military Collector M4 5.56x45mm
    -Leupold VX-Freedom 3-9×40 Riflescope
    -L3 Insight WLI-AA Long Gun Laser and Light
    -FN 509® Compact MRD 9mm FDE
    -Trijicon Adjustable Red Dot Sight in FDE
    -Camelbak M.U.L.E. Pack

    View Silent Auctions
    View Live Auctions

    Don’t miss virtual appearances from the CSF Caucus leadership, bestselling author, Jack Carr, and country singer, Lucas Hoge, as well as a silent auction online.
    Thank you for supporting the CSF and we’ll see you at the online auction and sweepstakes, good luck on your bids!

    Register to Bid >

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    PO Box 9424 McLean, VA, 22102, USA

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    Free UPS Ground shipping on all orders $50 or more.
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    Join Shooting-Performance on Facebook Live

    Mike Seeklander of Shooting-Performance to host a Live Stream on Defensive Handgun- Concealed Carry Draw and Holster Selection on Wednesday, September 16, at 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. CDT. Every Wednesday, Seeklander hosts a new program via Facebook Live.

    Owasso, Okla. (September 2020) – Shooting-Performance, Inc. Mike Seeklander will host a Facebook Live Stream on Wednesday, September 16, at 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. CDT on Shooting-Performance’s Facebook Page.

    The Live Stream course: Defensive Handgun – Concealed Carry Draw Tips and Holster Selection, will cover the details of drawing a handgun from concealment from both strong side and appendix positions under stress.

    Seeklander will demonstrate self-defense skills and drills for beginners and seasoned conceal carry persons. In addition, Seeklander will discuss holster choices for conceal carry and the features and benefits offered by different styles and different ways of carry. For the Facebook Live Stream, attendees will need a handgun (preferably a SIRT or Coolfire), holster and wear a concealment garment. Don’t have a SIRT? Visit and use “Seeklander” as your special code. For Coolfire, visit and use “AWSSP19” as your special code for purchase.

    “This is a great opportunity for anyone and everyone, who wants to take a defensive handgun course and isn’t ready to hit the range due to COVID-19,” Mike Seeklander, founder and CEO of Shooting-Performance said. “This hour-long Facebook Live will give students a chance to see what Shooting-Performance offers in a condensed, live training event. Every Wednesday, I offer a new Facebook Live course and students can sign-up right on Facebook and get reminders of new Live Stream courses. These Facebook Live courses are a great way to introduce people to the larger coursework online and a chance to interact with me.”

    For more information on Shooting Performance and upcoming courses, visit

    About Shooting-Performance, Inc:

    Founded by award-winning, firearms and firearms training expert, Mike Seeklander, a Grandmaster and Distinguished Master, Shooting-Performance is all about taking it to the next level. Mike is the author of “Your Competition Handgun Training Program” and “Your Defensive Handgun Training Program” and the supporting DVD’s, cutting edge books that will take your shooting skills to the next level. For the blog, forum, free articles, and training videos, the store, or to buy a book that will make you a master shooter, visit the website.

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    Now Available: SLx Prism Scopes

    Primary Arms Optics


    Upgrades Previous SLx 3x and 5x Prism Optics
    Integrates All-New Mounting System
    Includes New Reticles such as the ACSS Aurora®

    HOUSTON, TEXASPrimary Arms Optics is now shipping the latest generation of their renowned SLx Prism scopes. Slx optics built Primary Arms’ reputation for innovation,
    reliability and value. All SLx optics undergo rigorous field-testing during development to best serve you in any environment. The SLx Gen III 3x and 5x Prisms host a number of significant upgrades over the previous generation, touting even greater value at their budget-friendly pricing. These upgrades include an all-new factory mount design and a number of ACSS® reticle updates.
    SLx 3x32mm Gen III Prism Scope is a general-purpose, mid-range prism optic with exceptional durability and value. Priced at $289.99, this scope is suitable for most budgets, while its impressive optical clarity has made it one of the best-selling prism optics in America. With a forgiving eyebox, brightly illuminated reticle, and proven durability, the SLx 3x Prism is highly regarded by both enthusiasts and professionals. The third-generation update brings a fully-reengineered factory mount that greatly improves the optic’s shock resistance and zero retention. In addition, this optic has two new ACSS reticle designs, including the ACSS-5.56-CQB-M2 and ACSS-CQB-300BLK/7.62X39. After extensive testing in the field, this optic has been recommended for duty use by the National Training Officers Association.
    SLx 5x36mm Gen III Prism Scope is a precision-oriented, long-range prism optic that offers exceptional accuracy at any distance. At 18.4oz, this optic weighs less than comparable mounted LPVOs, and the integrated picatinny rail section allows for a vertically offset red dot. In addition to the mount upgrade, the SLx Gen III 5x is also Primary Arms’ first prism optic to feature the ACSS Aurora reticle, a metric-based BDC that allows for precision holds out to 800 meters. When tested in the field, the SLx 5x36mm Gen III Prism with ACSS Aurora M 5.56 Reticle received a gold-medal rating for duty use by the National Training Officers Association.  Both the ACSS Aurora and Standard ACSS 5.56/.308/5.45 Reticles are now available for $329.99.

    “Our Prism Scopes have set the standard in the category and we’ve just made them even stronger,” says Terry Mears, Primary Arms’ Director of Product Marketing. “How do you improve upon an already strong line of Prism Scopes? Make them even stronger and add a proven reticle to the mix.”

    Both the SLx Gen III 3x and 5x Prism Scopes can be ordered on or your favorite Primary Arms Optics dealer. These optics are supported by Primary Arms’ lifetime warranty and total commitment to customer satisfaction, making them a guaranteed win for all interested customers.

    For more information on Primary Arms Optics, visit the company website at

    Primary Arms Optics
    Started in 2007, Primary Arms Optics seek to provide the best optics you can get for any budget. Utilizing the highly regarded, repeatedly-proven ACSS® reticle, Primary Arms optics boast unparalleled precision and adaptability for superior performance across ranges. With four product tiers available (Classic, SLx, GLx, PLx), anyone can afford to equip themselves with the latest in optics technology. In addition, every product is backed with Primary Arms’ total commitment to customer satisfaction.

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    Free E-Learning Classes from TacMed Solutions: Fluid Admin for Working K9s & NFPA 3000 (September 16, 2020)

    We are excited to offer two new online learning classes! Topics covered will be:

    Fluid Admin for Working K9s and NFPA 3000

    • Fluid Admin for Working K9s will be taught by Jo-Anne Brenner of K9 MEDIC and Dr. Robin Van Metre (VMD).

      • Jo-Anne has developed and taught K9 Emergency Medicine programs for SAR, law enforcement, and military K9 handlers and paramedics for over 15 years. She leads a team of multidisplinary experts that have served USAF PJs, ATF Special Operations Medics, CBP (BorSTAR/BorTAC), and hundreds more teams.
      • Dr. Van Metre has over 20 years experience as an active emergency veterinarian, extensive involvement supporting law enforcement handlers in the field, and experience in search and rescue. She is a SARTECH certified member of NASAR and an active K9TECC contributor.
    • NFPA 3000 will be taught by Captain Justin Parrinello (Florida TEMS) and Sergeant Carla Miller (Patriot Consulting).
      • Captain Parrinello has worked with his department’s organization for 21 years as it relates to training and education. He is the Assistant Team Leader of the SWAT Medic Unit, serves on the Regional Domestic Security Task Force (RDSTF) Board for active shooter training and response, and is a board member for The International Public Safety Association – Rescue Task Force Committee.
      • Sergeant Miller is a member of the Coral Springs Police Department and has developed & coordinated active killer training for Broward County School staff, Broward County Fire Rescue, and EMS personnel. She has implemented Rescue Task Force Training and Unified Command and creates community-based training scenarios.

    Tactical Medical Solutions
    1250 Harris Bridge Road, Anderson, SC 29621

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    ASA Giveaway – Win a PDW and DD® WAVE® Suppressor!

    Enter for a chance to win a PDW, DD® Wave® suppressor, and Vortex® optic.



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    Introducing Michelle Viscusi as Galco’s Newest Brand Ambassador!

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    Michelle Viscusi

    PHOENIX, September 2020
    Galco is excited to partner with
    Michelle Viscusi as our newest brand ambassador!
    Michelle’s path to success in the shooting sports has been unique. Joining the Arizona Army National Guard at the age of 19, she quickly learned that shooting came naturally to her. While serving in the Guard, Michelle had the coveted opportunity to appear on The History Channel’s hit reality-TV series Top Shot.
    Top Shot’s friendly battle with 17 more experienced shooters made Michelle realize that she would need to take her craft and competitive shooting more seriously if she wanted to realize her shooting dreams. She committed herself to countless hours of training at the range and her hard work was rewarded with a position on Team GLOCK in 2013. Shooting competitively all over the world, Michelle continues the team’s legacy of championship-caliber female shooters.
    As a champion pistol shooter and fellow Arizonan, Michelle is also a natural partner for Galco. We’ve been making award-winning concealment holsters right here in the USA for over
    50 years, and have been crafting them in Phoenix since 1983 – before Michelle was even born.
    “We’re delighted that Michelle is representing Galco,” said Richard Gallagher, founder and President of Galco International. “As a neighbor, veteran, top-level shooter and patriotic American, she’s a great addition to the Galco family.”
    Galco welcomes
    Michelle to our brand ambassador program!

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    Galco International, LTD is the designer and manufacturer of the Galco holster brand, the premier American-made line of superb-quality holsters, belts and accessories. Encompassing law enforcement, military, defensive and sporting use, the Galco brand utilizes leather, nylon, injection-molded plastic and Kydex® to meet the demands of today’s consumers. The award-winning Matrix™ line of holsters and accessories, women’s holster handbags, tactical slings and hunting accessories round out the line. All Galco products are proudly made in the USA since 1969.

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    Galco International | 2019 West Quail Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85027

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