NSSF Praises Texas Gov. Abbott for Signing FIND Act

NSSF Praises Texas Gov. Abbott for Signing FIND Act

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearm industry trade association, praised Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott for signing SB 19, the Firearm Industry Nondiscrimination (FIND) Act into law. The law will now prevent “woke” corporations from profiting from Texas tax dollars and using those profits to fund efforts to deny those same taxpayers their Second Amendment rights.

Gov. Abbott held a signing ceremony at San Antonio’s Alamo for the FIND Act, and other gun-related laws, including state constitutional carry of firearms and the NSSF-supported legislation prohibiting the state government from closing firearm-related businesses during emergencies.

“Governor Abbott and the Texas legislature sent a clear message that Texas is not willing to sell out the Second Amendment rights of her citizens. Governor Abbott recognizes it is wrong to compel freedom-loving Texans to fund corporate gun control,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “This is what bold and decisive leadership looks like. This is what it means to put principle before profit and what it means to put an end to corporate boardroom activism that openly discriminates against the firearm industry. The National Shooting Sports Foundation is grateful for Texas leading the way on this model legislation to protect our rights and end corporate discrimination against lawful businesses.”

The new law requires corporations seeking to do business with the state and local government to certify that they hold no policies that discriminate against firearms or ammunition companies and will not implement any such policies while the contracts are in force. The law ensures that taxpayer-funded contracts aren’t used to benefit policies that discriminate and deny services to firearm and ammunition-related businesses. Texas taxpayers won’t be burdened with funding discriminatory policies that undermine their rights and throttle the businesses that provide the means to exercise those rights.

NSSF is especially grateful to Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for designating the FIND Act as priority legislation that was crucial to the state. NSSF thanks Republican state Sen. Charles Schwertner who sponsored the bill and Republican state Rep. Giovanni Capriglione who ushered it through the state’s House of Representatives. NSSF is also grateful to the NRA for their STRONG support of this groundbreaking legislation that is vital to the success of the firearm and ammunition industry.

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, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.

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Try Before You Buy Dates and Times


Try before you buy is back! Join us on June 19 from 10am to 2pm and June 20 from noon to 3pm and test out the newest P320 pistols including the M17, M18, AXG Scorpion, and the amazing X5 LEGION! No purchase or sign-up necessary. Just check in at the SIG SAUER Pro Shop.

Try Before You Buy events are:

· June 19 from 10am to 2pm

· June 20 from NOON to 3pm

Come test out the newest P320 pistols including the M17, M18, AXG Scorpion, and the amazing X5 LEGION! No purchase or sign-up necessary. Just check in at the SIG SAUER Pro Shop.

233 Exeter Road Epping, NH 03042

Terms and conditions: Special discounts apply to new registrations only. Limited seats available in classes. Discounts only apply to highlighted class dates.

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Safariland Announces New Holster Fits for the Springfield Armory Hellcat


Safariland Announces New Holster Fits for the Springfield Armory Hellcat

Retention and Innovation for IWB and OWB carry.

Jacksonville, FloridaSafariland®, a brand of The Safariland Group, a leading global provider of safety products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, today announced holster fits for the new Springfield Armory Hellcat. These Safariland and Bianchi holsters provide versatile functionality for Springfield Armory’s micro 9mm.

“Springfield Armory’s Hellcat has set a new standard for everyday carry,” said Eric Gasvoda, Vice President and General Manager for The Safariland Group duty gear division. “Safariland’s holsters provide a wide variety of options for Hellcat owners. From appendix carry with Bianchi’s new custom-fit Model 100 to the security of Safariland’s ALS system in the 7TS line, Safariland and Bianchi are bringing decades of experience to holsters for today’s most versatile firearms.”

Holster Fits for the Hellcat:

Bianchi’s Model 100 IWB holster is a classic leather holster that offers a minimalist profile in a comfortable holster. The new size 16 has been added for the Hellcat, and fits the micro 9mm perfectly.

The 7TS holster platform can be worn in many configurations. The versatile 7TS is available with a paddle, belt slide, belt loops or a belt clip. With its Automatic Locking System (ALS), the 7TS is also an excellent choice for a shoulder holster.

For IWB carry, Safariland’s Model 27 is ideal. The Model 27 offers a SafariLaminate™ body with adjustable tension. The Model 27 provides security with a classic leather look.

For more retention, the 575 GLS combines in-waistband carry with Safariland’s Grip Locking System. As you grip the gun, your index finger moves the GLS lever, allowing for a natural and intuitive draw.

About Safariland Duty Gear

Established in 1964, the Safariland® holster brand has earned worldwide renown and a leadership position in the industry for its technologically advanced holsters and other gear to the law enforcement, military, concealment and competitive sporting markets. Safariland holsters, belts and accessories provide users with high-quality tools to perform their jobs safely and effectively. Safariland is credited for developing the first Level III Retention™ holster for the uniformed duty market. With a reputation for INNOVATION NOT IMITATION®, the Safariland brand continues its position as the worldwide leader in retention holsters. Safariland is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit www.safariland.com/pages/safariland-duty-gear.

About The Safariland Group 

The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland® Armor, Duty Gear and Communications, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Hatch®, Med-Eng®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives®”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.

For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit www.safariland.com.

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2021 Aloha Pua Shirt is Now Available

OTTE GEAR | Tactical Apparel and Gear

Introducing our third Aloha Shirt, OTTE Gear x Bawidamann’s “Aloha Pua”. The subtle details woven into this intricate print pay homage to the Marine Corps and their campaign in the Pacific, the weaponry, and the captivating beauty of Hawaii’s frangipani. Styling is inspired by vintage Hawaiian shirts of the 70s with an updated fit.

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Grant Kunkel Sweeps Area 5 Steel Challenge with Six First Place Trophies


GrantKunkel_Area5Champ_lg_editedANOKA, Minnesota – June 17, 2021 – Team Federal shooter Grant Kunkel’s stellar performance last weekend at the Area 5 Steel Challenge Championship earned him an astonishing six First Place trophies. The match, held at the Riley Conservation Club in Terre Haute, Indiana on June 11-13, drew 364 shooters who competed in six divisions. Kunkel won first place in all six, while also earning the Rifle Master and Rimfire Master titles.

“Grant continues to dominate the Steel Challenge world and is a great team member for Federal and its sister company CCI Ammunition,” said Shooting Sports Promotions Manager Jason Spradling. “His performance at the Area 5 Steel Challenge Championship shows what hard work, talent, and good ammunition can do. We’re obviously proud of Grant’s accomplishments and happy to have him representing our brands.”

Kunkel’s wins in the Area 5 Steel Championship include First Place in Rimfire Rifle Optic (RFRO), Rimfire Rifle Iron (RFRI), Rimfire Pistol Optic (RFPO), Rimfire Pistol Iron (RFPI), Open, and Pistol Caliber Carbine Optic (PCCO) divisions. The Rifle Master award is for the fastest Rimfire Rifle and PCC combined time, and the Rimfire Master award is for the fastest combined time in RFPO, RFPI, RFRO, and RFRI combined.

“For the handgun Open Division, I was shooting Syntech Action Pistol, because it’s extremely soft recoil, accuracy, and absolute reliability allow me to concentrate fully while making quick shots and staying on target,” Kunkel said. “I relied on CCI Mini-Mag ammo for the rimfire events.”

Syntech Action Pistol is the official ammunition of the USPSA and is specifically designed for the action shooting sports. It’s loaded to power factor requirements with heavy, flatter-nosed bullets for more reliable knock-downs on steel targets in competition. Syntech Action Pistol provides the softest-shooting and most reliable performance possible for high-volume shooters.

For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit www.federalpremium.com. For more information on all products from CCI Ammunition, go to www.cci-ammunition.com.

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Celebrate 100 years of Super-X® Ammunition

Winchester celebrates 100 years of the Super-X® brand with a limited-edition series of time-proven ammunition.

Winchester® Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary of Super-X® Ammunition

EAST ALTON, Ill. (June 17, 2021) — Winchester celebrates 100 years of the Super-X® brand with a limited-edition series of time-proven ammunition. Since 1921, generations of hunters and sport shooters from around the world have put their trust in Super-X, a brand of ammunition products built on legendary performance and reliability.
“Winchester is a brand that represents both legacy and innovation,” said Matt Campbell, vice president of marketing and sales. “For more than 150 years, Winchester has been a leader in innovation with brands like Super-X, which fundamentally changed the ammunition landscape when it was introduced. That continuous innovation is part of the Winchester story and continues today.”
In 2021, seven flagship products were chosen from the dozens of Super-X offerings and packaged in collectible retro packaging. Whatever your pursuit, there is a Super-X product for all your favorite hunting and shooting activities.

2021 Super-X Commemorative Offerings

About Super-X

The technology behind Super-X was conceived by past president and owner of Winchester, John Olin. As a chemical engineer and avid duck hunter, he correctly theorized that progressive burning powders could achieve faster velocities and more downrange energy without the dangerous pressure spikes that would have come with using the common powders of that era. While it is common today, Super-X was revolutionary and offered dramatically improved performance over the competition in its early days. 
Mr. Olin once shared a funny story about a duck club rivalry that inspired this development. A “duck shooter” he shared the blind with would shoot ducks on the water rather than as they were flying. After a heated discussion about conservation and sportsmanship, Mr. Olin had made up his mind to develop a product to teach this man a lesson. When he came back the next season, Olin had a product that allowed him to effectively shoot ducks fifty yards away — an impressive feat at that time. The rival “duck shooter” didn’t get a duck that morning, and Super-X was born.
This same concept of progressive burning powders achieving high velocity was later applied to a line of centerfire and rimfire products that have been extremely popular with recreational shooters and hunters ever since.

About Winchester Ammunition

Winchester is the largest small caliber ammunition enterprise in the world and the leader in delivering innovative ammunition products to hunters, sport shooters, law enforcement and the U.S. Warfighter. The 155-year-old Winchester brand is built on integrity, hard work and a deep focus on its loyal customers. Learn more about Winchester by visiting Winchester.com or connecting with us on Facebook at Facebook.com/WinchesterOfficial.

About Gun Owners Care

Gun owners care. You care about safety. You care about preventing unauthorized access to firearms. You care about bettering your community, helping those in need, and conserving wildlife and wild places for generations to come. It’s time for gun owners to tell their stories, to show how they’re making a difference. NSSF®, the trade association for the firearms industry, has established the Gun Owners CareSM campaign to unite gun owners and the firearms industry in this common cause. Visit gunownerscare.org for more information.

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U.S. LawShield Top 5 Things to Know About Constitutional Carry


Top Five Things to Know About Constitutional Carry

Houston, Texas – JUNE 17, 2021 – U.S. LawShield®, the leader in the Legal Defense for Self-Defense industry, encourages gun owners to be armed and educated by knowing all the facts regarding constitutional carry and its recent passage in the Texas legislature.

The Texas legislature and Governor Greg Abbott have approved and signed Texas HB1927 – The Firearm Carry Act of 2021 otherwise known as “constitutional carry.” Texas becomes the twenty-first state to pass constitutional carry. The new law allowing handgun owners to carry without a permit goes into effect September 1st, 2021.

“U.S. LawShield believes the passage of HB1927 is a win for freedom as it reinforces our Second Amendment rights,” says P.J. Hermosa, CEO of U.S. LawShield. “Understanding the new law will be imperative for all handgun owners who want to carry without a permit. Education is the core of the U.S. LawShield mission and we are dedicated to providing our members and other fellow gun owners with the in-depth information they need to legally arm themselves.”

With its powerful network of independent program attorneys, U.S. LawShield is the go-to legal resource for gun owners nationwide and will provide in-depth legal explanations of what the law is and how it affects gun owners. Multi-channel educational efforts will be launched in the coming days outlining the specific details of constitutional carry including:

Top Five Things to Know About Texas Constitutional Carry:

· Who Can Carry?

· What Weapons Are Covered?

· How Must You Carry?

· What Conduct is Prohibited?

· What Places Are Off-Limits?

Gun owners will be able to access the answers to these questions and more by downloading the “Texas Guide to Constitutional Carry” at www.uslawshield.com/txcarry

“Ignorance of the law is not an excuse,” says Emily Taylor, Partner in Walker & Taylor, PLLC and Independent Program Attorney for U.S. LawShield. “U.S. LawShield Independent Program Attorneys have protected tens of thousands of law-abiding gun owners over the past ten years. The resources we are creating in conjunction with U.S. LawShield allow us to share our knowledge and experience with gun owners with the hope that they don’t become a victim of the legal system like so many have.”

U.S. LawShield

About U.S. LawShield

Since 2009, the mission of U.S. LawShield remains unchanged. We believe in Preserving Freedom for Good™ by educating our 690,000 members in self-defense law, empowering them to handle critical, life-threatening situations with confidence, protecting them from potential injustices in the legal system after acts of self-defense; and challenging the status quo regarding the affordability of legal defense. Our higher purpose is to create a united community of responsible individuals who believe in liberty and the inalienable right of self-defense.

For more information on U.S. LawShield and what constitutional carry means for gun owners, visit the website at www.uslawshield.com/txcarry or www.legallycarry.com.

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What The Hell Happened!


It’s been a couple of weeks since my last shoot the shit so I thought i’d do one today. I hope your week has been better than mine.

I’ve got to share this story with you, a real no shitter. So, here I am working through my emails and planning for the next couple of reviews when all of the sudden I hear this electric zap come from my laptop; seconds there after, I see smoke coming from the power jack. I responded by immediately pulling out the power cord when suddenly the power plug catches on fire. I’m sitting there wondering what caused it, spewing all forms of standard issue profanities, ones that would make Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib envious, when I discovered that the lithium battery shorted. This Chinese made wonder of technical prowesse isn’t fused and drew so much current that it literally melted my a.c. adapter and charging cable.

Just think about it, the luminaries in Congress want you to take your family on outings in electric vehicles before the concept and its subcomponents have matured and been adequately tested. So, I was definitely stressed out but resisted setting an appointment with a therapist because a therapist is a jackass who majored in psychology so they could understand themselves.

Case in point Dr. Aruna Khilanan, a New York City practicing psychiatrist, who was invited to lecture at the Yale School of Medicine, said in a lecture to medical students that she had fantasies of shooting white people. Her exact words: “had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any White person that got in my way, burying their body and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step.” Talk about someone suffering from excessive anal sex. Imagine taking your child in to see her or even yourself for that matter. Sadly, she is just the tip of the iceberg and organizations like the American Psychological Association and American Psychiatric Association are as ineffective as paytoilets in diarrhea wards. So, if you’re feeling stressed try scheduling a shoot the shit.

So, what exactly is a shoot the shit? II’s a social interaction with friends, coworkers or family members during which any subject can be freely discussed; participants don’t need to know anything about the subject, they are free to make unsupported comments, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone they wish or simply change the subject. Try it, you’ll walk away feeling great and save $150+ an hour.

So, let’s get started.

For reasons that escape me, HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE, is still in the news, so in this shoot the shit I hope to give you some information that will help you understand the issues.

For starters do not interpret what I say here as a go or no go recommendation of HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE, this is a decision made between you and your doctor alone, but some basic information is always helpful.

Everything that I’m going to say below comes from the pharmacology document provided by the lab and published by the FDA, you can download it here: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2017/009768s037s045s047lbl.pdf

1. HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE, was introduced to combat malaria; it’s a 60 year old formulation that was effective in treating malaria. Malaria is a parasite that attacks red blood cells, it is a single cell eukaryot. The term eukaryot describes the cellular structure; simply stated, it refers to a single cell possessing a nucleus surrounded by a cell membrane. The malaria parasite falls under a group called plasmodium, it’s the name given to a family with over 100 memebers. It’s like saying you drive an SUV but there are 50 or more varieties. HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE was found to be generally effective against the plasmodium organism with some exceptions

2. HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE has a molecular formula of C18H26ClN3O.H2SO4, note the H2SO4, this is sulfuric acid. Sulfuric acid in any molarity is one of the 7 most caustic acids available, it is indiscriminate; meaning it does not recognize a bacteria from a virus, eukaryotic parasite or eukaryotic human cell. When you take HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE you are altering the acidity of your blood. The literature indicates that it takes 2 to 3 hours for the body to uptake HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE but the terminal half-life, meaning the period during which your body gets rid of at least 80% of it, is 40 to 60 days after you’ve stopped taking it.

3. Your heart, your kidneys, liver and lungs process a large amount of blood to perform a variety of functions and they too are made up of eukaryotic cells; they too uptake HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE. So, these vital organs are in 24×7 contact with a more acidic blood, which may lead to the side effects disclosed in the pharmacology for example:

  • Cardiac Effects, including Cardiomyopathy and QT prolongation
  • Blood and lymphatic system disorders:
  • Proximal Myopathy and Neuropathy
  • Neuropsychiatric events, including suicidality
  • Ear and labyrinth disorders: Vertigo, tinnitus, nystagmus, nerve deafness, deafness.

Dosage and duration of use seem to play a role in the manifestation of side effects and their severity, but keep in mind that side effects don’t always express themselves in a just few days.

The problem with dosages is that it’s like Kentucky windage; what seems to work in one body type does not work in others and there is a lack of clinical knowledge of how HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE works, but there is sufficient evidence of its hazards that led the FDA to decline its emergency use approval.

The link to the pharmacology will get you a very technical document but something you’ll notice is the complete absence of any comment on the efficacy against viruses. So, take what you hear in the news with a ton of salt but any substantive discussions should be between you and your doctor only. In the meantime, get your vaccine which is the tried and true solution to viruses.

Last but not least

A UK Company has developed and is producing jet packs. The UK MOD is testing them. In this video Royal Marines are conducting an underway boarding. Fabulous!

Have a great weekend! Enjoy the outdoors and if you’re feeling stressed out schedule a shoot the shit. You’ll feel better.

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Protecting our valued customers is priority number one.

It has come to our attention that an unauthorized clone website with the domain “silencerco.us” is attempting to solicit customers through Facebook ads and other means promising deep discounts.

Please be advised that the website “silencerco.us” is NOT affiliated with SilencerCo on any level, and customers wanting to purchase SilencerCo products should exercise caution and ensure they are only using the “silencerco.com” website rather than this cloned web site or other unauthorized web sites.

We are currently addressing the situation and expect to have it resolved quickly.


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SIG SAUER Completes Successful Inaugural SIG SAUER Hunter Games and Congratulates Team Ramshorn on Victory

SIG SAUER Completes Successful Inaugural SIG SAUER Hunter Games and Congratulates Team Ramshorn on Victory

NEWINGTON, N.H., (June 16, 2021) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the successful completion of the inaugural SIG SAUER Hunter Games hosted at Queen Mountain Guest Ranch in Evanston, Wyoming, June 13 – 15.

“The SIG SAUER Hunter Games was a first of its kind event and overall competitive experience that challenged hunters’ shooting, glassing, and physical abilities, and was designed to showcase the full capabilities of SIG SAUER’s hunting products including the CROSS bolt-action rifle, SIG SAUER Electro-Optics, and SIG SAUER Ammunition,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, SIG SAUER, Inc.  “The field of competitors consisted of ten teams of three comprised of one professional guide and two celebrity competitors with a variety of backgrounds and experience to compete against each other for two days traversing the rugged Wyoming Mountains, on a course of fire that started at 8,000 ft., elevated above 9,000 ft. and engaging targets at various distances.”

The teams were named for Wyoming mountains peaks and competitors included:

SIG SAUER congratulates Team Ramshorn consisting of Professional Guide Trent Fisher of Born and Raised Outdoors, Scotty Lago, and Justin Rackley for earning the hard-fought title and becoming the first-ever champion of the SIG SAUER Hunter Games.

The SIG SAUER Hunting products used by competitors included the SIG SAUER CROSS Bolt-Action Rifle, SIG SAUER Electro-Optics BDX SIERRA6 Riflescope, KILO3000BDX Rangefinding Binoculars, and SIG SAUER Elite Hunter Tipped Ammunition.

To learn more about the teams, competitors, and all the action from the inaugural SIG SAUER Hunter Games, visit the @sigsauerhunting Instagram, @sigsauerhunting Facebook, and SIG SAUER, Inc YouTube social media channels.

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 2,300 employees across nine locations.  For more information about the company and product line visit: sigsauer.com.


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Galco’s Holster Care Kit For All Leather Essentials!

Galco’s Holster Care Kit For All Leather Essentials!PHOENIX, June 2021

Like all products made from natural materials, leather holsters, belts and ammo carrier require periodic care and maintenance. Recognizing this, Galco has assembled the Holster Care Kit to make it easy.

Galco’s Leather Lotion™, a cleaner and conditioner specially formulated to gently clean and preserve finished naked and exotic leathers. The special wax-free formula removes surface dirt and provides water resistance. (It should not be used on suede, nubuck or napped leathers, however.)

Draw-EZ™ is applied to the inside of your leather holster to shorten the break-in period and to provide a slicker draw. When applied sparingly to the interior surface of the leather pocket Draw-EZ will not be absorbed by the leather, alter the fit of the holster, or harm the finish on either the firearm or the holster.

The Holster Care Kit also includes an application dauber, a synthetic wool buffing pad and a foam scrub pad to make applying Leather Lotion and Draw-EZ simple and mess-free.

See all of Galco’s leather maintenance products at galcoholsters.com!

Dealer inquiries:

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

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Industry Day at the Range™ – Limited Sponsorship and Exhibitor Spaces Available for 2022 Event

Industry Day at the Range

LAS VEGAS, N.V. – June 16, 2021 – SHOT Show® Industry Day at the Range will take place on Monday, January 17, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – one day prior to SHOT Show. Limited sponsorship and exhibitor spaces are still available for the shooting trade event. Spaces are selling quickly, so prospective participants are encouraged to register soon. 


Always held the day before the opening of SHOT Show, Industry Day at the Range provides over 1,800 members of the press and retail, wholesale and law enforcement purchasing agents the opportunity for hands-on testing of firearms, ammunition and related accessories being introduced to the consumer market during the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show).


Sponsors and exhibitors begin to receive media coverage the moment Industry Day at the Range begins, and it continues during SHOT Show and throughout the year. The one-day range event allows the invited media and buyers to see and handle product before SHOT Show begins, giving them an opportunity to sell new products through firsthand experience. Exhibiting manufacturers get a lead on the competition with early exposure to their most important accounts and have a chance to receive exclusive coverage from print, digital, broadcast and social media outlets.

Available Spaces: 

Buyer Lunch Sponsorship or Supporting Sponsorship: 50 Yard Exclusive Bay 

Single Shooting Lane: 25 yards, 100 yards, 200-500 yards, 100-1,000 yards and Shotgun



ATV Demo Track 

Non-Shooting Booth

Space is extremely limited, so new exhibitors are encouraged to register soon before spots fill up. As in previous years, the 2022 Industry Day at the Range will take place at the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club in Boulder City, Nevada and will be held on Monday, January 17, 2022.

More details and answers to frequently asked questions can be found here

About Industry Day at the Range

Industry Day at the Range is owned and operated by CMG Marketing & Events and Triple Curl Advertising and PR. Held annually the day before the opening of SHOT Show®,Industry Day at the Range provides invited members of the press as well as retail, wholesale and law enforcement purchasing agents the opportunity for hands-on testing of firearms, ammunition and related accessories being introduced to the consumer market during SHOT Show. The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the title sponsor of Industry Day at the Range.

Industry Day at the Range, 130 Gardeners Circle, Suite L, Johns Island, SC 29455, USA

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M17 Prize Pack with Safariland

Now through July 11, 2021, enter for a chance to win this amazing prize pack from SIG SAUER and Safariland valued at over $1,500!

Prize Pack Includes:

P320-M17 with Manual Safety

★ M17 Holster Kit (drop leg, belt mount)

★ HP Liberator 2.0 Hearing Protection

★ Convertible Range Bag

★ Foam Impulse Hearing Protection


M17 Ep: 4: Own A Piece Of History

Officially serving alongside the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force & Coast Guard, the SIG SAUER M17 is now available to YOU.


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Grey Man Tactical™ Introduces Vehicle Seatback RMP Kit

Grey Man Tactical™ Offers Vehicle Seatback RMP™ Kit

Lafayette, LA – Grey Man Tactical™ is proud to announce the introduction of the Vehicle Seatback RMP™ Kit. With limitless mounting options, this kit from Grey Man Tactical™ offers a streamlined process to organize everyday gear.

Every Vehicle Seatback RMP™ Kit comes with the best-selling 15.25 X 25 RMP™ and headrest/ seat bottom straps. Next are accessory choices from the most popular attachment categories: GEAR, MEDICAL and UTILITY.

Each Kit lets you customize from the following, choosing one option from each of the three categories.

GEAR: 3” QuickFist Clamp with hardware OR Dual QuickFist Original Clamp with hardware.

MEDICAL: Tear Away Medical Pouch OR Tear Away Medical Pouch with BaseMED First Aid Kit.

UTILITY: Large Utility Pouch OR Shockloop Bundle (x2)

The Vehicle Seatback RMP™ Kit starts at $199.00, typically a $284.00 value.

For more information on the Vehicle Seatback Kit from Grey Man Tactical™, visit https://greymantactical.com/collections/kits/products/vehicle-seatback-rmp-kit.

GMT™ Guarantee:

Grey Man Tactical™ warranties its products against defects in workmanship and materials. If you have a defective product, we will gladly replace it at no cost to you. This does not apply to third party products.

About GMT™:

In 2012, Paul Capdepon lived in an area where he preferred the contents of his personal gear to not be known. He carried a nondescript commuter-style backpack and wanted the ability to organize EDC-type gear. Not finding a suitable option, Paul decided to adapt the traditional MOLLE-style grid and designed the first Rigid MOLLE Panel™ to insert into any backpack with a 15″ laptop sleeve.

After receiving interest in the Rigid MOLLE Panel™ Paul had made for his own gear, he decided to launch a basic website in 2014 to begin selling them. Paul worked with local manufacturers from his home state of Louisiana as the demand for expanding the range of RMP™ sizes quickly increased. GMT™ has performed extensive testing and evaluations in the most adverse and demanding conditions. GMT™ then incorporated customer feedback to optimize performance in creating a dependable organizational platform.

The RMP Series™ has since been utilized by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies – specifically the DOS, DOJ, DHS, FBI, USMS, USBP, NYPD and LAPD to US Armed Forces, including the US Army, USAF, USN, USMC, USCG and USSOCOM – with implementation in missions assigned across Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and surrounding areas of operation. As a result, the RMP Series™ has yielded over 1,000 Five Star Reviews in our efforts to make critical gear rapidly accessible.

It is our ongoing passion to serve the prepared citizens, outdoorsmen, Law Enforcement, First Responders and Armed Forces communities, and we look forward to continuing to create gear that enables you to perform at the highest standard.

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NSSF Welcomes Senate Hearing Protection Act Reintroduction

The Hearing Protection Act would provide greater access to the firearm safety devices by regulating them in the same manner as a firearm.

June 16, 2021

NSSF Welcomes Senate Hearing Protection Act Reintroduction NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearm industry trade association, proudly welcomes U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo’s (R-Idaho) reintroduction of the Hearing Protection Act. The legislation, S. 2050, is co-sponsored by 14 additional senators, all who endorse the legislation that would provide greater access to the firearm safety devices by regulating them in the same manner as a firearm.
“This legislation to remove burdensome regulations surrounding an accessory to a firearm is long overdue. The firearm industry is grateful to Senator Crapo for his continued leadership to enable safer recreational shooting and hunting to be more accessible to law-abiding gun owners,” said Lawrence Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “The Hearing Protection Act would reduce unnecessary barriers to what is essentially a muffler for a firearm that enables more accurate marksmanship and allows shooting ranges to be better neighbors. Suppressors were originally listed under the National Firearms Act over poaching concerns during the Great Depression, but that never bore out. They reduce the report of a firearm from a level equal to a jet taking off to one similar to that of a jackhammer. Firearm suppressors are a safety device designed to make recreational shooting safer.”
The Hearing Protection Act, which was introduced by Sen. Crapo in previous Congressional sessions, would reclassify suppressors to regulate them like traditional firearms by removing them from the 1934 National Firearms Act. That would cease the overly-burdensome federal transfer process with an instantaneous National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) background check, making the purchasing and transfer process for suppressors equal to the process for a rifle or shotgun. The legislation would also tax suppressors under the Pittman-Robertson Act instead of the National Firearms Act, putting more funding into state wildlife conservation agencies.
The Hearing Protection Act would not change any laws in states that already prevent suppressor use or ownership, nor does it eliminate background check requirements. Suppressors are legal to own in 42 states and 40 states allow them for hunting. Similar legislation, H.R. 95, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.).

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, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.

National Shooting Sports Foundation | 11 Mile Hill Rd, Newtown, CT 06470

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Register Today | IPW Captains of Industry Roundtable

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The Integrated Precision Warfare (IPW) Division of NDIA invites you and other Captains of Industry to attend the upcoming virtual Captains of Industry Roundtable happening on June 22. Seats are very limited! Register today to be a part of the discussion.


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This meeting will be held via ZoomGov. A calendar invitation will be sent 24 business hours prior to the event with a case-sensitive password.

Lt. Gen. S. Clinton Hinote

About the Speaker:

Lt. Gen. S. Clinton Hinote is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy, Integration and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. In this position, Lt. Gen. Hinote is responsible for developing the Air Force strategy and multi-domain operating concepts, integrating through centralized design and validating (and prioritizing) operational capabilities-based requirements to achieve national defense objectives and deliver timely and effective capability to the warfighter.

Lt. Gen. Hinote was commissioned in 1992 upon graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy. After completing a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, he accomplished pilot training at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, and F-16 training at Luke AFB, Arizona. His operational assignments include instructor duty at the USAF Weapons School, leader of the Air Forces Central Strategy Division, Squadron Commander, Wing Vice Commander and Wing Commander. Lt. Gen. Hinote is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Air Command and Staff College, and the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies.

Registration for this event is very limited, so register today to secure your spot and visit the event website for additional details as they become available.



June 22, 2021
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Uncle Mike’s Adds New Long Gun Cases and Range Gear

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Uncle Mike’s Adds New Long Gun Cases and Range Gear

New Padded Long Gun Cases and Range Bag Now Available

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – June 16, 2021 – Uncle Mike’s announces the release of new pieces of range gear, including padded long gun cases and a multipurpose sportsmen’s range bag, each designed for maximum portability and protection.

For those frequently transporting firearms, the new Uncle Mike’s padded long gun cases are shaped to accommodate most scoped rifles or shotguns. Balanced, wraparound nylon handles make for a more comfortable carry, while a full-length zipper allows the case to open flat. Most importantly, these cases are built to protect. Each features thick padding to cushion long guns from bumps and bruises, and the smooth, snag-resistant lining means it’s easier to get the firearm in and out of the case.

Options include black and forest green scoped rifle cases, available in sizes to fit up to 40″, 44″ or 48″ rifles. The same color options are available for shotgun cases in sizes to fit up to 48″ or 52″ shotguns. MSRP for all cases is $19.95.

The new sportsmen’s range bag from Uncle Mike’s has been designed to be a handgunner’s best friend. Specifically designed to carry two handguns, ammunition, and other gear to and from the range, the new range bag is as capable as it is convenient. The main compartment flap opens fully and has two removable dividers as well as two included pistol rugs to keep shooters organized. A wraparound nylon carry handle and removable shoulder strap make the bag a breeze to transport, while lockable zippers provide an added layer of security. MSRP for the range bag is $30.95.

To learn more about these or other Uncle Mike’s products, visit unclemikes.com.

About Uncle Mike’s

Established in 1947 and tested in the Oregon backcountry, Uncle Mike’s has more than 60 years of experience producing tough, reliable gear for hunters and shooters. Crafted with pride and built to last, Uncle Mike’s offers swivels, slings, holsters, ammo, gear holders and gun cases. Simply the finest in shooting accessories, Uncle Mike’s gear rises to the challenge. For more information about Uncle Mike’s products visit www.unclemikes.com.

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Greater Chicago Campaign Targets Illegal Gun Purchases

NSSF, ATF, DOJ Emphasize ‘Don’t Lie for the Other Guy’

June 16, 2021

Greater Chicago Campaign Targets Illegal Gun Purchases NSSF, ATF, DOJ Emphasize ‘Don’t Lie For the Other GuyTM

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Des Plaines, Ill. — As part of an ongoing national effort to help prevent illegal “straw” purchases of firearms, the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are reminding the Greater Chicago area public that stiff penalties are in place for individuals convicted of such unlawful purchases. The campaign is in its 21st year and is a cornerstone of the cooperative relationship of the firearm industry, law enforcement and retailers.
Billboard, radio, streaming audio and digital advertisements for the Don’t Lie For the Other Guy program have been purchased by NSSF in key locations throughout the region with the message: “Buy a gun for someone who can’t and buy yourself 10 years in jail. Don’t Lie For the Other Guy.”
The month-long public awareness campaign was officially launched today with a short press conference program at Maxon Shooters Supplies and Indoor Range in Des Plaines, Ill. Present at the event were representatives of the ATF Chicago Field Division, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana and NSSF.
The Chicago area “Don’t Lie” includes more than 33 outdoor billboards, digital bulletin boards and posters. There are also more than 150 radio spots playing and more than 2 million digital streaming radio service impressions. On social media, “Don’t Lie” advertisements total nearly 2.5 million targeted geo-fenced online mobile advertisements and almost 1 million Facebook and Instagram impressions. Chicago was chosen for this special campaign by ATF. No taxpayer dollars are used. The program is funded in full by the firearm industry.
“The firearm industry has always been focused on keeping firearms out of the hands of those who should not possess them. We are proud of our more than two-decade cooperative relationship with the ATF, the DOJ and the entire law enforcement community to assist them in their collective efforts to reduce criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms,” said Joe Bartozzi, NSSF President and CEO.
“Don’t Lie” is a cooperative program between ATF, DOJ and NSSF, the trade association for the firearm and ammunition industry. The effort was developed more than two decades ago to raise public awareness about the seriousness of the crime of purchasing a firearm for someone who cannot legally do so themself. The program also helps ATF educate firearm retailers to be better prepared to deter potential straw purchases. The public campaign drives home the message that anyone attempting an illegal firearm purchase faces a stiff federal felony penalty of up to 10 years in jail or up to $250,000 in fines.
To legally purchase a firearm, a person must be able to pass an FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System or NICS check and fully comply with all state and local laws. When a criminal knows he or she cannot pass this check, they may try to induce a friend or other person to make the purchase on their behalf. This is known as a straw purchase and is a felony.
This public awareness campaign constitutes only part of the Don’t Lie For the Other Guy outreach effort. The full Don’t Lie For the Other Guy program, which also involves educating firearm retailers to better detect and prevent straw purchases, has been rolled out in major cities throughout the country. In the retailer segment, federal firearms licensees are provided a Don’t Lie For the Other Guy retailer kit containing a training video and informational brochure for store owners and staff, as well as point-of-purchase displays aimed to deter illegal straw purchases.
Learn more about Don’t Lie For the Other Guy at www.dontlie.org.

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, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.

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RAFAEL’s BNET SDR communication selected by Asian air force

BNET-ARVP Yoav Wermuth, head of Rafael’s C3I directorate: “This new contract strengthens our position as a major supplier of aerial communication systems”

Tel Aviv, June 15, 2021 – Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has been selected by an Asian air force to equip its fleet of aircraft with the BNET-AR communication solution.

The BNET Family of SDR provides a robust voice and data-link solution and supports simultaneous services of data, voice and video services with multiple auto relays.

The BNET is operational and combat-proven with a number of air forces around the world, featuring a unique, patented software-defined radio and network architecture, delivering wideband communications with low delay and reliable connectivity.

The variant that will be supplied is the BNET-AR, a modular multiband SDR for airborne platforms, integrated onboard fighters and helicopters as well as Ground Control Stations equipped with the same BNET-AR, enabling net-centric operations and real-time situation awareness. 

The BNET Family is a Spectrum-Aware SDR – utilizing the spectral arena of the battlefield to the fullest in a cognitive way, thus addressing the challenges of the modern battlefield (e.g. limited spectrum, connecting multiple sensors and shooters, etc.). All this is achieved by BNET-patented technology – Multi-Channel Reception (MCR), which enables it to receive and analyze information from numerous frequency channels, simultaneously, using a single RF head.

VP Yoav Wermuth, head of Rafael’s C3I directorate: “This new contract strengthens our position as a major supplier of aerial communication systems as vital enablers, required to be agile, allow fast deployment, be highly scalable, and remain robust in the face of the chaos of battle, all the while operating under constant jamming and cyber attacks”.

About Rafael

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. designs, develops, manufactures and supplies a wide range of high-tech defense systems for air, land, sea, and space applications. The company offers its customers a diversified array of innovative solutions at the leading edge of global technology, from underwater systems through naval, ground, and air superiority systems to space systems. Rafael is one of Israel’s three largest defense companies, and employs 8,000 people and numerous subcontractors and service suppliers. Please consult Rafael’s online site at www.rafael.co.il.

For more information, please contact Mr. Ishai David at ishaid@rafael.co.il

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Mikey Hartman, CEO of CAA USA, Announces Sneak Peek of New MCK PCC

CAA USA CEO, LTC. (Ret.) Mikey Hartman, announces via CAA USA YouTube video, the creation of a whole new MCK pistol caliber carbine. He’s asking you to help name the game-changing model as well as giving away the first PCC from the assembly line to the winner.

Pompano Beach, Fla. (June 2021)CAA USA, designers and developers of the world-famous MCK/Micro Conversion Kit, have just announced a game-changing MCK PCC, currently in development, through the CAA USA YouTube Channel. LTC. (Ret.) Mikey Hartman, CEO of CAA USA, refers to the new MCK pistol caliber carbine as a first-of-its-kind firearm “humanly designed.”

“I spent most of my adult life teaching the Israeli military how to shoot. One of the most frustrating issues that I encountered while teaching over 500,000 soldiers was the fact that every gun I have ever shot with or trained with has always been straight, similar to a broomstick. This straight line, in my opinion, is wrong, outside of the barrel, of course!” Hartman explained. “We are forced to contort ourselves to the straight rifle instead of developing a rifle that is built with the human body design. In our new MCK PCC, this will be addressed. Some of the ideas are radical and have never been seen before. We believe that once our new patent-pending rifle is out there and the public can feel and shoot with it, it will be met with great enthusiasm. Every point of contact with the shooter’s body will be adjusted to make it a more natural and secure hold.”

LTC Hartman will not just be changing the rifle design but will also be changing the trigger pull of the rifle to a never yet seen option. The new PCC firearm will come in two calibers, 9mm and soon after 10mm. It can be fired with any standard Glock 9mm magazine as well as CAA USA’s proprietary magazine that will be supplied with the PCC. It will have a blow-back action with a choice of barrel lengths: 16.5,” 10,” and a 10” pinned and welded faux suppressor options. The MCK PCC will also feature the familiar MCK “look” but in a carbine length style.

“We’ve been testing the internal mechanism for the new MCK PCC and have shot over 400,00 rounds with zero stoppages,” Hartman continued. “We have also been tossing around a new name and I have decided to let our fans and customers create the name of this unique firearm.”

To participate in suggesting a name for the new MCK PCC firearm, leave your suggestion in the comment section of the MCK PCC announcement video. Mikey Hartman will choose a winner and they will receive the very first PCC with serial number 0001 off the manufacturing line. *

“We are very excited to get this rifle out to the public, and will be showing sneak peeks during the remainder of the year with the official launch at 2022 SHOT Show in Las Vegas in January of 2022,” Hartman said. “We are aiming and will keep the MSRP under $900.00.”

*Participation in the MCK PCC naming contest is valid from June 1, 2021, through Dec. 31, 2021. The winner must comply with all state and federal regulations and be able to provide their local dealer’s information for product delivery. All Dealer FFL transfer charges are the responsibility of the winner.

About CAA USA:

CAA USA is a designer, developer, and distributor of modern tactical accessories, optics, and handgun conversion kits targeting the Armed Forces, Law Enforcement, and firearm enthusiasts across the globe. CAA USA’s famous conversion kit, the MCK/Micro Conversion Kit, has taken the country by storm with models for Glock, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson, Springfield, CZ as well as the upcoming Taurus and H&K. This made-for end-user conversion kit allows you to increase your accuracy and is an overall fun range tool.


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NTOA recommends SLx MD-25 ACSS for Duty-Use

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HOUSTON, TEXAS – Primary Arms Optics is proud to announce that their SLx® MD-25 Micro Red Dot with ACSS® CQB Reticle was recommended for duty-use following extensive testing with the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA).
The NTOA is one of America’s preeminent voices for Law Enforcement products and equipment, leveraging their network of expert evaluators with real-world trials to evaluate new products. The NTOA’s tests include weeks of practical assessment, concluding in a final score that grades products according to at least 6 of 13 major evaluating criteria. For optics, these criteria include Design, Performance, Ease of Use, Size, Quality, Durability, Storage, Versatility, Convenience, Application, Comfort, Accuracy, and Cleaning & Maintenance. To pass, the product must average at least a 3 across all criteria. Products that perform exceptionally well can earn additional recognition rewards with a ‘Silver’ rating with a 4-4.49 average out of 5.
Following extensive field testing, the NTOA released their findings and awarded the SLx MD-25 Micro Red Dot Sight with ACSS CQB Reticle the coveted ‘Silver’ rating with a score of 4.43 out of 5. Evaluators agreed on the sight’s durability and ease-of-use, noting that the unique 25mm aperture made it easier to point and acquire their target for quick engagements. Evaluators also expressed their appreciation of the ACSS CQB reticle, which combines a fast-acquisition horseshoe with an infinitely precise center chevron and BDC holdover dots. In one review, an officer noted, “Overall, this has become my favorite optic for its price range. Its controls are very easy to use and large to be able to handle with gloves or under stress…. The optic seems to be very sturdy and exceeded my expectations.”

In response to the positive rating, Primary Arms Optics expressed their gratitude. “The implementation of our ACSS-CQB reticle into the proven MD-25 red dot platform allows Primary Arms Optics to bring even more value, technology and versatility to the customer,” says Robert Sheets, Primary Arms Optics’ Director of Engineering. “The MD-25 ACSS utilizes cutting edge LED technology, premium coatings and high-grade materials packaged into a robust and durable package that performs well above its price point. We are proud that the NTOA recognized benefits in their evaluation.”

To see all Primary Arms Optics recommended by the NTOA, visit https://www.primaryarms.com/ntoa.

Primary Arms Optics
Founded in 2008, Primary Arms Optics® is a leading innovator in tactical optics, offering a comprehensive selection of rifle scopes, prism scopes, red dot sights, optic mounts, and accessories. Their Advanced Combined Sighting System (ACSS®) is a high-performance reticle solution to the challenges of modern marksmanship, distilling complex mathematics into intuitive holdovers that enhance your speed and precision. Each ACSS reticle is specially designed to outperform in real-world applications, incorporating a mix of tools to deliver instant firing solutions. These tools may include ballistic drop compensation, auto-ranging stadia, wind holds, moving target leads, or an infinitely-precise center chevron. Primary Arms Optics produces several tiers of products to meet the needs of any budget. The premier PLx® optics line prioritizes clarity and craftsmanship with first-class materials. The mid-tier GLx optics incorporate premium technologies with approachable pricing, while the popular SLx® optics offer both proven reliability and value. Every Primary Arms Optics product is hand-inspected at their Houston-based headquarters, and all their products come with a Primary Arms lifetime warranty.

For more information on Primary Arms, visit the company website at www.primaryarms.com

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Shell Shock Technologies Welcomes David Blanton as its Newest Sponsored Shooter

Shell Shock Technologies Welcomes David Blanton as its Newest Sponsored Shooter

Shell Shock Technologies will supply Blanton with its NAS3 cases for his competitions during 2021.

Westport, Conn. (June 2021)Shell Shock Technologies, LLC., an early-stage technology, and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry, is pleased to announce it has signed David Blanton as its newest sponsored shooter. Shell Shock Technologies will be supplying Blanton with its NAS3 cases for his competitions in 2021.

“I love Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 cases for a bunch of reasons. Shooting a wildcat round like 9 major, the two-piece design holds together, where once fired brass can be iffy. I have had two case failures this year on once fired brass and that’s not a problem anymore. For traditional loads in high volume shooting like USPSA or IDPA you can pick up all your ‘brass’ with a magnet on a stick; saves time getting off the range. The case design puts an end to rejected rounds due to bulged bases. It’s great,” commented Blanton.

Blanton started shooting competitively when he began getting serious about concealed carry and found a love for the camaraderie and competitive outlet competition shooting provided him with. His love for competitive shooting spurred him to start The Humble Marksman, his YouTube Channel where he tries to expose a mainstream audience to competition shooting. Blanton is a two-division Master in USPSA, as well as a Master in IDPA.

He can be seen competing next at the 2021 Area 4 Championship, hosted by The United States Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sept. 23 – 26, 2021.

About Shell Shock Technologies NAS3 Cases:

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

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

To learn more about Shell Shock’s revolutionary technology, visit www.shellshocktech.com.

About Shell Shock Technologies, LLC:

Founded in Westport, Connecticut, in 2015, Shell Shock Technologies, LLC is an early stage technology and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry. Shell Shock is a component manufacturer supplying shell cases to the shooting sports market, as well as to U.S. and foreign ammunition manufacturers, law enforcement, military and other government agencies. Shell Shock does not load ammunition. www.shellshocktech.com

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Your Face Will Thank You

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Replace your current MDT SRS (Skeleton RIfle Stock) cheek piece with the MDT Elite Cheek Piece featuring a more narrow profile cheek rest for better positioning when shooting weak side. This Elite Cheek Piece also comes with a 1/16″ neoprene foam pad on the surface for added comfort.

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“Installation took me 5 min to fit it onto the chassis . Adjustable in every way and won’t get lose with the addition lock screws . Once again great product from MDT .”


Protective Cerakote finishing over aluminum

CNC machined from 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum complete with a protective Cerakote finishing available in 8 different colors.


SRS-Fixed and SRS-Lite available in Black and FDE.

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Customize your buttstock with multiple accessories. All buttstocks come with multiple QD points so you can use your optimal sling setup.

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“I chose the Elite version with the additional guide rod for added stability. I attached the bag rider and butstock weight. The fit was perfect and it looks fantastic on my ESS chassis. Highly recommended!”


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The XTN interface integrates seamlessly with the MDT ACC and MDT ESS Chassis Systems making room for a built in thumb shelf. This will improve your experience and consistency behind the rifle allowing you to focus on the shot, ultimately improving your precision.

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The AR Fixed interface allows you to use the buttstock with any fixed style rifle or chassis, including the MDT TAC21 GEN2 and MDT LSS-XL GEN2 Chassis Systems.

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“Fits well, design flawless. It’s true, accuracy significantly improved.”



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Teach Ol’ Pop a New Thing or Two with Ballistic AE

Gainesville, GA (June 15, 2021) No doubt, your father got at least some of his long-range shooting ideas from his father. Ideas like, “Zero three inches high at 100 yards, and you can take on any deer out to 300 yards,” and, “If the leaves flutter, the wind’s at 5MPH. Leaves are flipping over 10MPH!”

Today, Dad knows that precision shooting is more possible than ever. But he swears he’s never going to spend $2,000 on one of those “newfangled” riflescopes.

For Father’s Day this year, show him that he doesn’t need a pricey scope to be a much better long-range shooter. Take him to the range and show him what Ballistic can do.

Now, some back-in-the-day advice had legs. Zeroing your rifle at three inches high at 100 yards, for example, was based on the fact that the vital zone on a deer is about the size of a dinner plate. So, with that zero, a 300-yard shot aimed at the high shoulder should account for the bullet drop, assuming a higher-powered caliber like the 300 Win Mag.

Fluttering leaves? This bit of advice recognized how important wind was in any shooting calculations, with the leaves as a handy reference point in the field.

But, why guess, especially today when Ballistic can put you on target quickly and precisely?

Start Dad off by showing him how to build a Ballistic Bullet Profile. That Profile contains all the basic inputs–including the manufacturer’s ballistic coefficient and bullet weight, sight height, and muzzle velocity, to name just a few plus the all-important atmospheric conditions.

Ballistic employs a huge library of ballistic data, incorporating data on over 5,000 projectiles, factory loads, and military loads, plus performance data points (like ballistic coefficients) from leading manufacturers, military testing, and performance testing.

The result? Precise hold-over points at exact distances. 

Wind is the biggest problem long-range shooters face. But forget reading the leaves. First, there are numerous devices to tell you actual wind speed. Let Dad see one of them at work, like a Kestrel. No guessing required!

Once you have that speed, show Dad how to input wind speed and direction into Ballistic. You can use angle inputs (e.g., 90° = crosswind left to right) for the wind direction or the O’clock format (e.g., 3:00 will automatically translate to 90°). Headwinds can be added in, too, and Ballistic will automatically adjust velocity to account for your headwind calculation.

The Ballistic Advanced Wind Kit allows shooters to quickly program in even the most complex wind scenarios, for up to eight wind sources. Simply tap to create a new wind zone and then slide it to the appropriate range.

With so much to offer, it’s no wonder Ballistic is the #1 choice among long-range shooters. Make every one of Dad’s shots count this Father’s Day…with the aid of Ballistic.

· For more information, please visit: WWW.BALLISTICAPP.COM

Ballistic is the definitive ballistics trajectory calculator, intended for long-range and precision shooters who want a serious–and a seriously accurate–application. Ballistic will calculate your bullet’s trajectory, windage, velocity, energy, lead, and flight time for any valid range. The app can also compensate for atmospheric conditions such as temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, and altitude–it can even accept density of air or density altitude inputs! The world-renowned JBM Ballistics engine powers all Ballistic computations. Ballistic is used by competition shooters, long-range hunters, and the military to deliver the most precise calculations possible.

With Ballistic, you’ll be able to make the most accurate calculations for every shot, everywhere, even in areas with no cellular coverage.

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AeroVironment Relocates Corporate Headquarters to Arlington, Virginia

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., June 15, 2021AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems, today announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters from Simi Valley, Calif. to Arlington, Va., effective June 15, 2021.

“The greater Washington D.C. area is where many of our key customers are located, and expanding our presence in the region will further our access to decision makers, influencers and talent,” said Wahid Nawabi, AeroVironment president and chief executive officer. “Our recent acquisition of Progeny Systems ISG and our new Artificial Intelligence Innovation Center expand our footprint near the Beltway and build on our momentum as we continue to grow our portfolio and global scope. We look forward to growing our Washington, D.C. presence and continuing to serve our customers with solutions that help them Proceed with Certainty.”

AeroVironment will maintain its presence and existing operations in Simi Valley, Calif. and other existing sites across the United States and in Germany.


AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) provides technology solutions at the intersection of robotics, sensors, software analytics and connectivity that deliver more actionable intelligence so you can Proceed with Certainty. Celebrating 50 years of innovation, AeroVironment is a global leader in intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems and serves defense, government and commercial customers. For more information, visit www.avinc.com.


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US-Made FORGED AKs Coming SOON from Kalashnikov USA -The Firearm Blog



KUSA KR-103 AK47 Rifle
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Kalashnikov USA

3901 NE 12th Ave #400

Pompano Beach, FL 33064

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NDIA supports Senate vote on Innovation and Competition Act

Sixteen new members join NDIA board of directors

NDIA welcomes Senate support of Innovation and Competition Act

ARLINGTON, VA — The National Defense Industrial Association applauds the Senate’s passage of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act. In a 68-32 vote, the Senate showed broad support for the need to bolster U.S. manufacturing, technological innovation and competitiveness against pacing threats from China.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced the act, formerly known as the Endless Frontier Act, with bipartisan co-sponsorship from 13 senators. The legislation includes $52 billion to assist American manufacturers of semiconductors production in response to the global shortage, and $81 billion to support innovation efforts led by the National Science Foundation.

In response to China’s aggression and its abuse of foreign trade practices, the bill looks to strengthen partnerships with allies, such as Australia and Japan, and to halt the importation of products made with stolen intellectual property. It also allows the U.S. president to impose sanctions against any entities that have benefited from intellectual theft on behalf of China against the United States.

The National Defense Industrial Association will follow the Endless Frontier Act as it goes to the House of Representatives for consideration.

For media queries, please contact Evamarie Socha at the information listed below.

At the Heart of the Mission Since 1919

Evamarie Socha

Director of Public Relations and Communications

2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22201

(703) 247-2579 | Cell (703) 472-3806 | NDIA.org<http://www.ndia.org/>

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Sneak Preview: Streamlight TLR-7A Contour Remote


The TLR-7A Contour Remote is a touch of genius by Streamlight’s designers; it explains the company’s explosive growth with law enforcement domestically and internationally. If you’re a Glock user you’ll want to read my upcoming review. 

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UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) selects Thermoteknix state-of-art thermal imaging clip-on systems to enhance night-time soldier combat

Thermoteknix selected by UK MoD to supply ClipIR XD-E Thermal Clip-on  Systems | Frag Out! MagazineCAMBRIDGE, UK, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thermal imaging and night vision specialist Thermoteknix has been awarded a contract to supply the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) with its ClipIR XD-E Thermal Clip-on Systems (TCOS). The first phase of units, in excess of £3 million, will be delivered within the next 12 months under the TCOS program with options to procure additional units over the life of the contract.

Read official UK MoD announcement here: ‘State-of-the-art night vision goggles secured for British Army’

The ClipIR XD-E systems will deliver enhanced situational awareness and increased threat detection capabilities at low light or no light situations to dismounted British ground forces.

The miniature clip-on infrared thermal imager from Thermoteknix converts an existing monocular or binocular night vision device into an enhanced surveillance solution. The fused combination of thermal and night vision technologies provides superior tactical advantages compared to standard night vision or thermal imaging alone.

ClipIR XD-E provides a 40-degree field of view to detect targets at distances of up to 500m allowing the user to view a target without being detected.

“We are delighted that our state-of-the-art thermal imaging technology will play a crucial role in equipping British forces in the most challenging of environments. We look forward to working with the MoD to deliver world-leading battlefield technology to British troops, designed, engineered and manufactured here in the UK,” explains Thermoteknix Managing Director, Dr Richard Salisbury.

“Our success will translate into the creation of more UK jobs and provide a boost to the local economy, while also driving British exports to worldwide markets. We are delighted to have been awarded a contract with the MoD during a challenging year for British business suffering from the effects of COVID.”

Thermoteknix designs and manufactures specialist defence and security solutions, including thermal imagers, night vision, fused night vision and target location systems, used by military and civil security forces around the world.

Please visit www.thermoteknix.com/products/defence-security to see our full range of infrared thermal imagers and target location systems.

To arrange an interview, or request further information or images, contact Gina Ghensi at our Press Office via g.ghensi@thermoteknix.com

Effective as of 08 June 2021.

About Thermoteknix (www.thermoteknix.com)

Founded in 1982 and with over 35 years of consistent technical breakthroughs in infrared (IR) thermal imaging and thermal measurement-based hardware, systems, and software application products. Thermoteknix has been driven by its commitment to quality, reliability, and determination to develop solutions that solve customers’ biggest challenges. The company has been awarded the prestigious ‘Queen’s Award for Export Achievement’, in addition to the ‘Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Innovation)’ in 2008 and 2015.

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The Precision Rifle Expo 2021 is on for October

The 3rd Annual Precision Rifle Expo will be held Oct. 30 – 31, 2021, at the Arena Training Facility in Blakely, Georgia.

The Precision Rifle Expo 2021 is on for October

The 3rd Annual Precision Rifle Expo will be held Oct. 30 – 31, 2021, at the Arena Training Facility in Blakely, Georgia.


Blakely, Ga. (June 2021) – The Precision Rifle Expo (PRE) opens registration for its 3rd annual, two-day event featuring the top brands in the precision, long-range rifle market. This year, the PRE will be held Oct. 30 – 31, 2021, at the Arena Training Facility in Blakely, Georgia. Pre-register now for $35 (and save 30 percent on the entrance fee) or purchase tickets at the door for $50. The PRE is open to the public.

After the cancellation of the 2020 Expo due to COVID-19 restrictions and with attendance from 2019 exceeding expectations from the inaugural year, 2021 promises attendees an outstanding opportunity to access exhibitors in the main tent hall and range locations, get hands-on product experience, choose from a large variety of long-range seminars to attend (normally valued at very high costs), and get to know what the community is all about. Novices and professionals, competitors, and industry experts, all converge on one of the Country’s premier shooting facilities to learn from each other, test their skills, and build long-lasting relationships.

This year, attendees will not have to sign up for any of the classes. Just go to the event and attend the classes of your choosing. Educational classes for both days are included in the ticket price of the event. Classes will be posted on the website and at the event. Educational experiences will bring in specialists teaching the following skill sets: precision handloading, wind reading, position building, competition preparedness, long-range precision shooting introduction, and fundamentals of marksmanship. All those 12 and over are welcome. Those between 12 and 18 must be accompanied by a parent.

The Arena Training Facility is located approximately two and a half hours from the Hartsfield Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, and is centrally located in the Southeastern US. The facility boasts a unique configuration of multiple medium- to long-distance ranges (out to 2,300 yards), multiple climate-controlled classrooms, a main building, and a clubhouse (available first-come, first-serve for exhibitors), all located on 2,300 acres. For those who want to fly into the facility, the Arena has a 5,400 ft. airstrip, and hangar space is available.

This location provides a unique opportunity to see the top equipment used by the best shooters in the country, where attendees can participate in seminars providing valuable education, and try out this equipment at many of the onsite long-distance ranges. In addition, if attendees like what they see, many of the exhibitors will be offering their products for sale onsite.

Exhibitor product categories will include Optics, Actions, Barrels, Reloading, Steel Targets, Hearing Protection, Bags and Support Equipment, Rifle Builders and Manufacturers, Electronics, Stocks/Chassis, and Suppressors. Exhibitors can be found in the main tent or on the range.

Interested in joining the growing ranks of premier companies in the world of precision rifles, optics, accessories, and ammunition as an exhibitor? Contact Phil Cashin at 770-401-3572 or precisionrifleexpo@gmail.com for more information or to reserve your exhibit space.

Click the image to view a video compilation from the 2019 Precision Rifle Expo.

About the Precision Rifle Expo:

The Precision Rifle Expo (PRE) A collection of the top manufacturers and collective talent for all things related to long-range precision rifle shooting. The host location is one of the premier long-range shooting facilities in the Southeastern US – Arena Training Facility. This location provides a unique opportunity to see the top equipment used by the best shooters in the country, where attendees can participate in seminars providing valuable education and try out this equipment at many of the on-site long-distance ranges. https://precisionrifleexpo.com

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KNDS records another successful business year

KNDS (Amsterdam/The Netherlands) completes a decisive step towards further  integration | Nexter

KNDS records another successful business year

Amsterdam, 14 June 2021

The defense technology group KNDS, in which Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (Germany) and Nexter (France) merged to form the leading European company for military land systems, ammunition and related services, has presented its key figures for fiscal year 2020. In 2020, the group achieved remarkable results in an unprecedented context due to the Covid crisis, thus demonstrating its robust business model, its resilience and its strong economic and financial position.
With 3,3 billion euro of order intake, the consolidated order backlog grew to a record 10.6 billion euro. Major orders were the midlife upgrade for the 322 FENNEK vehicles of the Netherlands Army, 24 LEGUAN bridge layers for the German Bundeswehr, 42 JAGUAR, 271 GRIFFON, and 364 SERVAL vehicles related to the SCORPION program, as well as support and services activities for the French army, and CAESAR guns for a new export customer.
The group generated 2,4 billion euro of revenue, while its workforce grew to 8,270 employees.
“In 2020, we met or exceeded all our commercial targets,” said Frank Haun, CEO of KNDS, in assessing the company’s performance. “In addition, Nexter and KMW are integrating faster and more strongly to become the joint pacesetter for key innovations in the field of military land systems. Against this backdrop, however, we see new challenges. For example, the budgets of our most important customers are being significantly impacted by the consequences of the corona pandemic, partly at the expense of the defence budgets. And within defence budgets, significant increases in spending on air systems are emerging, which in turn are putting pressure on much-needed army projects.”

Guillem Monsonis

Head of Communications
Nexter Systems
13, route de la Minière
78034 Versailles Cedex
Tel.: +33 7 63 06 63 57

Dr. Kurt Braatz

Senior Vice President
Strategy and Corporate Communications
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG
Krauss-Maffei-Str. 11
80997 Munich
Tel.: +49 89 8140 4675

KNDS (KMW+NEXTER Defense Systems)
is the result of the association of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Nexter, two of the leading European manufacturers of military land systems based in Germany and France.
KNDS forms a Group of 8,300 employees, with a 2020 revenue of 2.4 billion euro, an order backlog of around 10,6 billion euro and incoming orders of 3,3 billion euro. The range of its products includes main battle tanks, armored vehicles, artillery systems, weapons systems, ammunition, military bridges, customer services, battle management systems, training solutions, protection solutions and a wide range of equipment.
The formation of KNDS represents the beginning of consolidation in land defense systems industry in Europe. The strategic alliance between KMW and Nexter enhances both groups’ competitiveness and international positions, as well as their ability to meet the needs of their respective national army. In addition, it offers to its European and NATO customers the opportunity of increased standardization and interoperability for their defense equipment, with a dependable industrial base.
KNDS headquarters are based in Amsterdam.

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Galco’s Yaqui Slide!

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Galco’s Yaqui Slide!

PHOENIX, June 2021
Originally popularized by the late Col. Jeff Cooper of Gunsite Academy fame, the renowned Yaqui Slide was ushered into the modern era of holster design when Galco added a set of independent tension screw adjustments, allowing for a custom fit to the firearm and micro-adjustment of the draw stroke.
The minimalist design and near-vertical carry angle make the Yaqui Slide very fast on the draw while securing the firearm during everyday activity. It’s silhouetted, open-muzzle design is a favorite of those who own multiple barrel lengths of the same gun model. Another seldom-mentioned advantage of the Yaqui Slide is that it doesn’t look like a holster when the firearm is removed, as when entering a “non-permissive environment” for weapons.
Made to fit over 175 different pistols and revolvers, the Yaqui Slide is available in right or left hand designs and in tan or black finishes. Constructed of premium steerhide, it fits belts up to 1 3/4″.
See all of Galco’s
belt holsters!

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Galco International, LTD is the designer and manufacturer of the Galco Holsters 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 and Kydex to meet the demands of today’s consumers. Women’s holster handbags, tactical slings and hunting accessories round out the line. All Galco products are proudly handcrafted in the USA since 1969.

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

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Support the U.S. Military and Veterans With USA VALOR™ Ammo

Winchester proudly supports Folds of Honor with every purchase.

Steadfast in Support of the U.S. Warfighter

With the USA VALOR™ ammunition series, Winchester introduces a limited-edition collection of ammunition celebrating the U.S. Military. This military-inspired ammunition also supports military families as Winchester proudly supports Folds of Honor and its mission.


Winchester Ammunition

600 Powder Mill Road

East Alton, IL 62024

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TrueTimber® Hosts Edwin Evers Father’s Day Sweepstakes

TrueTimber® Hosts Edwin Evers Father’s Day Sweepstakes

INMAN, S.C. – June 14, 2021TrueTimber announces Edwin Evers Father’s Day Sweepstakes with tremendous list of prizes from TrueTimber, General Tire, OPTIMA Batteries®, PowerStop® Brakes and Tacklewebs®. One grand prize winner will be randomly selected following the promotion period which ends June 20, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

“Edwin has been a long-time member of the TrueTimber team as one of our brand ambassadors and this is such an awesome sweepstakes to pair up with Father’s Day,” said TrueTimber CEO Rusty Sellars. “It is great to see so many of Edwin’s other sponsors jump on board for such a huge prize pack and we are really excited to crown a winner.” 

To enter, fans need to follow TrueTimber, Edwin Evers, General Tire, OPTIMA Batteries, PowerStop Brakes and Tacklewebs on Instagram or Facebook in addition to tagging at least one friend in the entry post on TrueTimber’s Instagram or Facebook page. The entry post will go live on the TrueTimber Facebook and Instagram pages, today at 3:30 p.m. EST. For an additional chance to win, fans can enter on both platforms.

Father’s Day Sweepstakes Grand Prize Pack

$250 TrueTimber Gift Card
TrueTimber Hat Signed by Edwin Evers
Tire Certificate for Any 4 General Tire Branded Tires (Valued up to $1,835.96)
(3) OPTIMA Bluetop Group 31 Batteries (MSRP $1,079.97)
PowerStop Brakes Z36 Truck & Tow Brake Upgrade Kit – Rotor and Pads (MSRP $550.00)
Variety of Tacklewebs and Coolerwebs Accessories (MSRP $165.91)

This giveaway is open to continental U.S. residents only and entrants must be age 18 or older. Other restrictions apply. For more information and additional coverage on the giveaway, fans are encouraged to follow the TrueTimber, Edwin Evers and all the involved partners. To see full terms and conditions, please visit: TrueTimber.com/Giveaway.

To learn about the entire TrueTimber product line and see all available patterns, visit


About TrueTimber

Founded in 2005, TrueTimber is based in Inman, South Carolina and is the most realistic, performance-driven camouflage brand in the industry. TrueTimber offers a wide variety of clothing items and accessories, featuring 27 distinct camo patterns that perfectly blend with their surroundings. The company spends countless hours researching, testing and seeking new technology to produce the most effective and lifelike camouflage patterns possible. TrueTimber products can be found in retailers across the United States and Canada, and it continues to be one of the fastest growing camouflage companies in the world. For more information about TrueTimber, visit TrueTimber.com.

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NDIA survey shows what’s next for business as pandemic fades

NDIA survey shows what defense businesses face as the pandemic recedes

ARLINGTON, VA – As the COVID-19 pandemic starts to retreat in the United States., businesses of the defense industrial base are finding where they are now and what lies ahead, so says the results of a pulse survey from the National Defense Industrial Association, done under the Vital Signs project of the Strategy & Policy Department and released Monday, June 14.

The survey of more than 200 NDIA members was conducted over several weeks in April and May, and revealed many points, including:

• 18.5% of respondents said their businesses have returned to normal operations, while 31.5% said they do not expect a return to a normal level for more than six months.

• Small businesses in the defense industrial base — particularly those with 25 or fewer employees —reported large negative effects on their businesses due to the pandemic far more than larger businesses. When compared to U.S. small businesses that do not specialize in defense, these businesses were nearly 32% less likely to experience large negative effects, but about 19% more likely to experience moderate negative effects.

• 34.7% of businesses reported that COVID-19 had a major impact to revenue expectations in July 2020, which has fallen to 19.3% as of May 2021.

• The four areas of operations most affected by the COVID-19 crisis are revenue expectations (41.7%), confidence in supply-chain partners (31.7%), availability of workforce (30.5%) and ability to perform on contracts (29.6%).

• At 41%, availability of employees to work was the most common factor affecting operating capacity. Physical distancing of customers or clients and limits on the number of concurrent customers or clients was the second most responded factor at nearly 10%.

The complete survey results are available here.

NDIA conducted two surveys in 2020 at the Defense Department’s request to gauge how business, particularly small business, was doing during the pandemic. NDIA did this survey on its own but does plan to share the information with interest officials at the Pentagon, said Corbin Evans, principal director of strategic programs. “Defense is such a broad industry with many facets, and many of its companies and employees are our members. We felt another survey was in order to understand what is going on now compared to the start of the pandemic, but also what lies ahead for these companies,” he said.

For media queries or to speak with survey leads Corbin Evans or Nicholas Jones, please contact Evamarie Socha at the information below.

At the Heart of the Mission Since 1919

Evamarie Socha

Director of Public Relations and Communications

2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22201

(703) 247-2579  | Cell (703) 472-3806 | NDIA.org

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SIG SAUER ZULU6 10X30 mm Image Stabilized Binoculars


In 2021 SIG expanded its outstanding electro optics portfolio with the introduction of two image stabilized binoculars. The ZULU6 10×30 mm and 16×42 mm are impressive in every respect. In this review, I explore the ZULU6 10X30 mm offering from SIG SAUER.

Read my review…

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Cambridge-based tech company designs Augmented Reality Tactical Interface Module (ARTIM) that transforms night-time soldier combat

Cambridge company Thermoteknix designs new Augmented Reality (AR) technology to transform night-time soldier combat

CAMBRIDGE, UK, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thermal imaging and night vision specialist Thermoteknix has launched a new Augmented Reality (AR) Tactical Interface Module, or ARTIM for short, with enhanced real-time data sharing capabilities, delivering superior night-time surveillance and combat capabilities to troops on the battleground.

ARTIM delivers real-time Augmented Reality (AR) displayed via Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) fitted with its award-winning Thermal Clip-on System.

The Thermal Clip-on System enhances night-time vision, surveillance and detection. The UK MoD already has precured £3.2 million worth of the thermal imaging technology this month for the British Army. (Read MoD release here…https://des.mod.uk/night-vision-goggles-british-army/)
ARTIM integrates with existing digitalised soldier systems and secure communication networks to offer real-time data sharing and instant situational awareness for collaboration across teams and agencies. (More images are available.)
ARTIM is compatible with Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK). ATAK is a secure, mobile, interactive geospatial tool, used the world over, by military and law enforcement agencies around the world. ATAK connects multiple users people or teams on the go to, providing real-time, geo-referenced navigation and intuitive interface for sharing live information and identifying teammates, targets and route points.
The addition of ARTIM enhances existing thermal imaging capabilities available with the Thermoteknix ClipIR XD Thermal Clip-on Systems by adding ultra-low latency Augmented Reality (AR) technology, while also providing power to the ClipIR XD for up to 24 hours of operation.
Military forces and civilian law enforcement agencies have integrated ClipIR XD Thermal Clip-on Systems into their night-time resources, taking advantage of its exceptional enhanced situational awareness and increased threat detection capabilities at low light or no light situations.
ClipIR XD converts existing monocular or binocular night vision devices by fusing    thermal imaging and night vision technologies to provide superior tactical advantages compared to standard night vision or thermal imaging alone.
The UK MoD is equipping soldiers with the state-of-the-art ClipIR XD Thermal Clip-on Systems (TCOS) from Thermoteknix for the British Army, to improve soldiers’ abilities to fight further, faster and smarter.
See MoD press release here….
“Thermoteknix is committed to delivering state-of-the-art thermal imaging technology that is designed and manufactured in the UK and plays a crucial role in equipping troops around the world, who operate in the most challenging of environments,” said Thermoteknix Managing Director, Dr Richard Salisbury.
“ARTIM is the latest technology from our R&D team which is transforming battlefield technology and we continue to develop world-leading solutions that maintains the UK’s military technology advantage.”
Thermoteknix designs and manufactures specialist defence and security solutions, including thermal imagers, night vision, fused night vision and target location systems, used by military and civil security forces around the world.
Please visit
www.thermoteknix.com/products/defence-security to see our full range of infrared thermal imagers and target location systems.
To arrange an interview, or request further information or images, contact Gina Ghensi at our Press Office via

About Thermoteknix (

Founded in 1982 and with over 35 years of consistent technical breakthroughs in infrared (IR) thermal imaging and thermal measurement-based hardware, systems, and software application products. Thermoteknix has been driven by its commitment to quality, reliability, and determination to develop solutions that solve customers’ biggest challenges. The company has been awarded the prestigious ‘Queen’s Award for Export Achievement’, in addition to the ‘Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Innovation)’ in 2008 and 2015.
Media Contact: Gina Ghensi, Press Office, call 07769 875422 or email

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SLIDES: One Pistol, Multiple Uses + New P938 SAS Slides

Did you know that you can customize your SIG SAUER pistol for almost any scenario by just swapping out the slide?

SIG SAUER factory replacement slides are designed for you to adapt your pistol to multiple shooting situations. Throw a PRO-CUT RX slide on for a trip to the range and then swap it out with the 3.6″ version for everyday carry. It’s that simple. No need for a gunsmith or armorer. 

P320 Slides

Choose from a combination of PRO-CUTs, optic-ready slides, ROMEO1Pro slides and standard slides in multiple colors and sizes.

Col21 Verified Reviewer


“Tremendous upgrade”


P365 Slides

Choose from a combination of optic-ready slides, ROMEOZero slides, SAS slides or standard slides in multiple colors and sizes.

Jorge C. Verified Buyer


“Easy to install! Love the look!”


P226 Slides

Choose from the new optic-ready PRO-CUT slide, ROMEO1Pro slide (also a LEGION version), or a standard slide.

Phil Verified Buyer


“Great addition to the P226…a must have!”


P229 Slides

Choose from the ROMEO1Pro slide, a LEGION Gray ROMEO1Pro slide or the standard LEGION gray slide.

Gary S. Verified Buyer


“Even better than I expected!”


NEW: P938 SAS Slides

Convert your P938 to the SIG Anti-Snag configuration an conceal your pistol more comfortably. The revolutionary sighting system eliminates the need for above slide sights, creating a smooth top and a snag-free draw.

Randy B. Verified Buyer


“A vast improvement in non snag draw and reholster.”



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