Bushmaster Introduces the Minimalist-SD


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Huntsville, AL – Bushmaster Firearms International (“BFI”) is proud to announce today, its latest modern sporting rifle offering – the Minimalist-SD. The Minimalist provides exceptional accuracy, reliability and performance in a rifle that is highly featured, lightweight and economical.

The Bushmaster Minimalist-SD is available chambered in 5.56mm NATO (91056) and 300 AAC Blackout (90924). Both chamberings are offered with a MSRP of $1,169.

Bushmaster Minimalist-SD Feature and Benefits:

  • Overall Average Weight 6lbs – Perfect for all shooters and plenty of saved weight for accessories.
  • 16-inch, lightweight, 4150 FNC treated barrel – For easy handling without compromising barrel life or ammo compatibility
  • Rifle Length AAC Square Drop Handguard – For fast solid attachment of KeyMod accessories at seven different angles
  • ALG Defense Advanced Combat Trigger (ACT) – Consistent, smooth 5.5-pound trigger pull
  • Mission First Tactical Minimalist Stock – Comfortable and versatile with QD cup and rounded rubber buttpad
  • Mission First Tactical Grip and Magazine – High-quality furniture and magazine with similar styling

91056 – BFI Minimalist-SD 556 Specifications

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90924 – BFI Minimalist-SD 300 BO Specifications

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G2 Research Debuts New Lower Cost High-Performance Rounds

Winder, GA, December, 2016, G2 Research NEW Telos .38 Special +P and 9mm +P self-defense rounds pack real stopping power at an affordable price.

Both .38 Special and 9mm Parabellum rounds have been underrated over the last decade when compared with other newer handgun rounds. “That will change with these new G2 Research +P Telos rounds. These new rounds are specifically designed and loaded to stop fights–quickly!”–Chris Nix, VP Sales & Marketing.

There is good news:

The Telos bullet is CNC manufactured using a pure copper slug. It has a huge internally segmented hollow-point. Once the hollow point fills with fluid it literally flies apart in  controlled-fragmentation releasing six-copper petals.

These fragments spread inside the target for several inches causing pain, increasing blood loss thus lowering blood pressure. The base of the bullet continues to travel forward for additional penetration (10+-inches). The Telos bullet is designed to stay inside the target  releasing all of its energy, not into an innocent bystander on the other side of the target.


  • Caliber: .38 Special +P
  • Bullet weight: 105 grains
  • Velocity: 1,170 fps
  • MSRP: $28.99-twenty rounds
  • Caliber: 9mm +P
  • Bullet weight: 92 grains
  • Velocity: 1,120 fps
  • MSRP: $27.99-twenty rounds
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Some great stocking stuffers come from OTIS Technology a company that has earned a global reputation for excellence in weapon cleaning products. The OTIS Ripcords make cleaning your weapons at the range immediately after firing a snap. The company’s AR Vent Hole Scrapper address the most awkward spot on the AR, the vent hole. Visit OTIS Technology http://www.otistec.com/


The CRKT Trencher has to be one of the most useful tools that you can take on your camping trip, the beach or leave in your cabin or vehicle. Here’s a rundown of its features. Without a doubt the best $100 you’ll ever spend.

  • Saw Blade + Beveled Edge for Cutting
  • Reinforced Steel Tip for Prying
  • Three-Position Head w/Threaded Locking Collar


If you were really, really good in 2016, ask Santa for a Burris XTR II, any model will do, but if your plan is to mount it on your AR, the Burris XTR II 1-8 x 24 is the optic you’ll want to see under the tree. This rifle scope features an illuminated first focal plane reticle, Mil/Mil turrets and absolutely amazing edge to edge clarity… Read My Review


Another great gift idea for this Holiday comes from Streamlight. This is a lantern that you’ll want to add to your camping kit and leave the Coleman behind. Streamlight’s Super Siege is simply an outstanding illumination tool with a veritable cornucopia of features NONE of which are just fluff!

Read my review


Be first on your block to make your AR platform wireless with Crimson Trace’s LiNQ. The LiNQ system allows the shooter to control a light/laser mode directly from the pistol grip using a Bluetooth wireless connecting… Amazing technology from a company that has redefined innovation. Read My Review…

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@realDonaldTrump Here’s Our Choice For Secretary of State

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TGIF it’s Friday and time for our weekly shoot the shit topic. As with all shoot the shits, readers are free to make any unsupported comment, use profanity without fear of censure, insult anyone you wish or change the subject altogether. This is a service we provide at no charge to our readers. Its  efficacy is far better than paying a therapist. Remember that a therapist started out his or her career as a freshman in college taking psychology so they could understand themselves. So, let us hear from you!

Okay, we can all thank the Almighty that Donald J Trump and Mike Pence won this election. I hear White House staffers are secretly celebrating the Trump victory; now they won’t need to inventory White House furniture and dinnerware before leaving the premises.  Ok, so, Judging by President-Elect Trump’s cabinet picks there’s good reason to feel optimistic. However, the drama surrounding his pick for Secretary of State is intensifying and an increasingly tough decision as everyone of his candidates is extremely well qualified and capable, but our vote goes to David Petraeus.

Here’s why…

  1. Gen. Petraeus  is eminently qualified to work with the President Elect in reshaping NATO to reflect 21st Century needs and challenges.
  2. David Petraeus, in implementing COIN in Iraq, demonstrated an in-depth understanding of sectarian influence and interaction in the Middle East. The Middle East remains the most significant threat to U.S. national security, global economic stability and a breeding ground for radicalization  not limited to ISIS.
  3. David Petraeus as former Director of the CIA, has a clear vision of intelligence operations and is fully capable of providing the CIA with the assistance needed to facilitate their operations.
  4. Gen Petraeus’ military background as a senior officer uniquely qualifies him to work with our international partners to coordinate military and diplomatic efforts to better address the metastasis of global terror.

Let the President-Elect know who your choice would be.

Have a great weekend! Be safe and enjoy some quality time with your buds and/or family. Just 24 days left until Christmas!

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Heckler & Koch To Stop Selling To Non-NATO Countries


Heckler & Koch weapons are pictured at a show room at the headquarters in Oberndorf, 80 kilometers southwest of Stuttgart, Germany, May 8, 2015. Picture taken May 8, 2015.       REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

Reuters Report by Maria Sheahan

German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch will no longer sign contracts to supply countries outside of NATO’s influence because it has become too difficult to obtain government approval for such deals, news agency DPA reported on Monday.

The company, one of the world’s best-known gunmakers, will in future only sell to countries that are democratic and free from corruption and that are members of NATO or NATO members’ partners, DPA said, citing company sources.

It said this change in strategy would rule out deals with countries such as Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Brazil, India or even NATO member Turkey.

Heckler & Koch did not respond to requests for comment.

Its HK416 assault rifle is said to have been used to kill Osama bin Laden and its G36 rifle is standard issue for armies across the globe.

However, German restrictions on arms exports to the Middle East have weighed on its business, contributing to a 90 percent collapse in operating earnings last year.

The company sued the German government last year for failing to approve a deal to supply Saudi Arabia with parts needed to make its G36 assault rifle.

The deal had been approved in 2008 despite concerns about human rights abuses in the Gulf kingdom, but the German government changed its approach on arms exports two years ago.

German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel has sought to curb sales of tanks and small arms in particular since taking office late in 2013, arguing that guns such as assault rifles were the weapons of choice in civil wars all over the world.

Selling weapons is highly sensitive in Germany due to the country’s World War Two history. It is the world’s fifth- biggest exporter of major arms, according to the SIPRI research institute, and the industry employs about 80,000 people.

Heckler & Koch, which listed some of its shares on Euronext via a private placement last year, also came under pressure last year when some of its former employees were charged with breaching laws on trade and weapons of war by selling arms destined for four Mexican states.
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Spyderco added a new interpretation to its highly successful Para Military 2. The new for 2016 Para Military 2 Dark Blue is the company’s latest addition to its Dark Blue line of CPM S110V knives. In this review, I take readers through Spyderco’s Para Military progression, a philosophy the company calls continuous quality improvement…


We had the opportunity to review Streamlight’s latest addition to their TLR line. I’m consistently amazed by how much value this Pennsylvania company engineers into its tactical product line. Here’s a light that packs a whopping 800 lumens, preserves the original form factor of the TLR-1 so you don’t need to replace your $190 light bearing holster, is IPX7 compliant and will run for 1.7 hours continuously on 2 CR123A batteries. If you want a weapon mounted tactical light on steroids that’s an amazing value as well, read my review


This is one lady you don’t want to mess with. CRKT’s Clever Girl  is a member of the company’s Forged by War series. Its designer, Austin McGlaun, is a U.S. Army Iraq veteran with a flair for what I’ll call “intimidating” designs. Clever Girl is a reflection of his combat experience and CRKT’s exceptional quality and attention to detail.


Kestrel has made a number of improvements in the 5700 series Sportsman and Sportsman ELITE. The LiNK function is by far the most significant, and when paired with the Kestrel LiNK Ballistic App, the aggregate is truly empowering. The Sportsman and Sportsman ELITE delivers professional grade technology to the hunter and enthusiast. Read my review


The ProTac Rail Mount lights are Streamlight’s answer to Surefire’s M300B and M600U Scout lights, and what a Perry and Riposte they are.

Streamlight began shipping the ProTac Rail Mount 1 and 2, the company’s newest addition to their family of weapon mounted lights, in May. With their arrival, it is now possible to have all of the ProTac features on your favorite long gun.

Read My Review…

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Bergara B-14 Woodsman Performance Series Rifle Named to Field & Stream’s "Best of the Best Awards 2016"

The B-14 Woodsman Rifle was selected as one of 13 unparalleled items for outdoorsmen on the coveted “Best of Best” list.

Lawrenceville, Ga. (November 2016) – Bergara Rifles, a division of BPI Outdoors, is proud to announce that its B-14 Woodsman Performance Series Rifle has been named to Field & Stream’s “Best of the Best Awards 2016.” Thirteen items were chosen by the Field & Stream editors for the outdoorsman who deserves nothing less.

“Affordable and damned near perfect, the B-14 is a classic wood-stocked big-game rifle based on Bergara’s own glassy-slick bolt action. It is pillar-bedded, comes in a choice of six calibers and is guaranteed to produce sub-MOA groups with match-grade ammo. I’ve shot it; Bergara is not blowing smoke about those groups,” commented David E. Petzal, Field & Stream rifles editor.

Bergara Rifles introduced the B-14 series in 2015, providing shooting and hunting enthusiasts with many of the same quality features and performance characteristics well-known in their custom guns. The B-14 rifles feature the Bergara B-14 PERFORMANCE action with a coned bolt nose and breech, ensuring consistently smooth feeding and a sliding plate extractor for proper alignment.

The Bergara 4140CrMo steel barrel is finished in matte blue and is available in 22-inches (Short Action) and 24-inches (Long Action). The B-14 Woodsman rifle is built on a classic style, oil-finished walnut stock, with a checkered pistol grip and forend. The Woodsman Rifle is built using either the Bergara B-14 Long or Short Action, a Bergara Performance Curved trigger and is available with a hinged floorplate. The B-14 Woodsman looks, feels and shoots like rifles costing hundreds more and delivers a level of quality and performance that is unmatched in its price range.

The 2016 Bergara B-14 Woodsman caliber offerings include: .30-06, .300 Win Mag, .270, 7mm-Rem Mag, 6.5 Creedmoor, .243 Win, and .308 Win.

Every Bergara B-14 Rifle is capable of producing sub-1.0 MOA groups at 100 yards using factory grade ammunition. MSRP for the Bergara B-14 Woodsman starts at $945.00.

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EOTech Inc. Now Shipping Their High-End Vudu Optics



EOTech developed this high-end line of scopes to address the needs of the demanding marksman.

“…We feel the time and effort that went into this product line will be well worth the wait. Special Thanks is owed to our industry partners and the development team in Ann Arbor for making this product launch a success.
We look forward to your feedback and appreciate your continued support…”

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The Vudu 1-6x was designed for the competitive shooter and is available at an M.S.R.P. of  $1399. The Vudu 2.5-10x is geared for the precision rifle shooter who needs a precision mid-range optic. MSRP  is $1599, which is dollar for dollar competitive with many other competing FFP medium range scopes. Two reticles are offered: MD (MD1, MRAD or MD2, MOA) or the Horus H59. The Vudu 3.5-18x is similar to the Vudu 2.5-10x that comes in at a higher M.S.R.P. of $1799 and slightly higher weight.

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NSSF Announces New Shooting Sports Fantasy Camps in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS–The National Shooting Sports Foundation®(NSSF®) is pleased to announce that registration has opened for its newest Shooting Sports Fantasy Camps, two back-to-back events scheduled for April at the world-class Clark County Shooting Complex in Las Vegas.


Modeled after the success of similarly designed events in the race car and major league baseball industries, NSSF’s SSFC_logo_handgun2017 Shooting Sports Fantasy Camps will feature shooting instruction from some of the most notable names in professional shooting, including Randi Rogers, Robert Vogel, Tommy Thacker, Dianna Muller, Ryan Muller, Chris Cheng and a soon-to-be-announced “Mystery Coach.”


In addition to a full weekend of shooting alongside today’s best shots, those attending the camps will also be provided hotel accommodations at the Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa, all meals, ammunition, a swag bag full of premium shooting gear, evening entertainment and more.


Two date options will be offered:

  • April 20-23, 2017
  • April 23-26, 2017

Registration is now open, but each camp is limited to just 32 guests, so secure your reservation now by visiting www.shootingsportsfantasycamp.com.


Fantasy Camp sponsorships are also available. To view sponsorship opportunities, visit www.shootingsportsfantasycamp.com/sponsorship.

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UTM’s Training Helmet


The UTM Full Face Anti-Fogging Helmet was designed and developed in conjunction with military and law enforcement customers to be worn while using the UTM Man Marker Round (MMR) during Force‐on-Force training. UTM has the ONLY Full Face Helmet on the market, which is now available with a new preformed Revision™ face shield, creating a stronger and clearer lens!

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Sun Optics USA Offers CS10 Tri-Rail Tactical Series


(BURLESON, TX) – Sun Optics USA, makers of innovative high quality optics and accessories, is now offering the CS10 Series of Tri-Rail Tactical Scopes.
The Tri-Rail Tactical Scopes are all-inclusive with integral mount and accessory rails for endless light, laser and accessory combos. The CS10 Tri-Rail Tactical Series offers a one-piece extruded design for greater strength, and precision ground, fully multi-coated lenses with wide band coatings for crisp edge-to-edge clarity and maximum light transmission.
The integral mounting system has a recoil stop key and installs on any Weaver-type picatinny rail that can be reversed to fit 11mm/.22 rails. The glass-etched Mil-Dot reticle (R/G/B IR) is ideal for low light conditions. A fast focus adjustable ocular offers fast clarity adjustment and sports 1/4 MOA, pop-up target turrets for precise windage/elevation adjustments.

The CS10 Tri-Rail Tactical Series is available in the following five magnifications:
CS10-TR2628- 2x-6x mag, 42′-15′ FOV, 10″ long, 16 oz MSRP $158.99
CS10-TR3932-  3x-9x mag, 38.15′-13′ FOV, 10.3″ long, 17 oz MSRP $158.99
CS10-TR3932IR-  3x-9x mag, 38.15′-13′ FOV, 10″ long, 19 oz MSRP $187.99
CS10-TR428-  4x mag, 25.5′ FOV, 7.9″ long, 14.2 oz MSRP $128.99
CS10-TR428IR-  4x mag, 25.5′ FOV, 10″ long, 16 oz MSRP $155.99
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Revision and Kokam Formalize Strategic Partnership For Continued Lithium-Ion Innovation

Image result for Revision Military LogoOttawa, Canada (November 28, 2016)- Revision Military, a recognized innovator in power management and electronics solutions and platforms, has formalized a strategic partnership with leading South Korean lithium-ion cell manufacturing company, Kokam. Under this agreement, Revision and Kokam will build on their near-decade-long working relationship. Revision and Kokam will continue to collaborate on technologically progressive air and ground power platforms, and will incorporate cutting-edge chemistry technology into advanced energy solutions for military use.

Over the last decade, Revision has incorporated Kokam’s large form-factor lithium-ion cell technology in the design and development of high-end military power platforms. This has resulted in energy solutions that feature greater power performance, high energy density, high gravimetric and volumetric power density, longer cycle and calendar life, low impedance and heat generation, lightweight, low self-discharge rates, and extremely efficient heat dissipation. Revision has taken this excellent foundation and developed industry-accelerating power management solutions specifically engineered for use in rugged, remote, and extreme conditions. Together, Kokam and Revision have made significant progress in using lithium-ion technology to deliver operational effectiveness on the battlefield, and are solving power management issues that have plagued operators since electrical energy became a battlefield necessity.

“With two strong, innovative power management collaborators like Revision and Kokam working together, new and intelligent power solutions for operational survivability can be accomplished,” said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO, Revision. “In formalizing this strategic relationship, we can address our customers and their operational needs for an ever-more connected and electric battlefield. Kokam has a sterling reputation for providing  battery solutions for a wide variety of military applications to leading international defense contractors and Ministries of Defense; this partnership reinforces Revision’s focus on the military power market, and reinforces the approach we have taken so far that has resulted in significant contracts. We’re excited to cultivate this partnership further, and to seize this opportunity to fuel continued growth, specifically for vehicular platform power innovation, as demand surges globally for reliable, lightweight, high-endurance electrical power solutions to meet battlefield needs. Together with Kokam, we will deliver warfighter power solutions with a lean logistical footprint and real operational benefit, thereby relegating back-breaking loads of batteries and inefficient vehicle systems to the past.”

Revision and Kokam will build on the past successes the two companies have had together. Kokam’s patented Z-folding manufacturing technique and advanced Lithium Polymer and thin film laminations will continue to feature in Revision’s operationally focused Nerv Centr energy solution programs for the foreseeable future. In formalizing this partnership, Revision and Kokam are mutually poised to expand market reach on a global scale in the constantly-evolving military power management industry.

Above: Revision’s Nerv Centr SWatPack Silent Watch Vehicle Battery enclosure-shown here in a Light Assault Vehicle configuration-is designed to be platform-specific.

Above: Revision’s Nerv Centr SWatPack Silent Watch Vehicle Battery (shown open) is modular, scalable, and features interoperable SWatPack units for reliable, redundant power backup.

Above: Individual Revision Nerv Centr™ SWatPack™ power units can be scaled up for any application. 

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I’ve been wearing the Magnum Boots OPUS Mid for about a month and I have nothing but high praises for Magnum’s newest creation. There’s some great technology that went into this boot to provide superior comfort, athletic performance with an uncommon degree of breathability. Catch my upcoming review as we close out 2016 with a great boot from Magnum.

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Liberty Ammunition Black Friday Sale

 Liberty Ammunition announced it will be holding a special sale for Black Friday. For one day only on Nov. 25, 2016, customers can buy four boxes of any ammunition and receive one box of equal or lesser value free, PLUS receive an extra 10 percent off all ammunition purchases at www.libertyammunition.com.

“We decided to really amp up our Black Friday sale with an extra 10 percent off all ammunition purchases for those customers who are looking for an exceptional deal. We hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend,” remarked Liberty Ammunition’s VP of Sales and Marketing Matt Phillips.

Ammunition available on the Liberty Ammunition website includes 9mm, 40 S&W, 45 ACP, 380 Auto, .38 Special, .357 Magnum, 10mm Auto, 45 Long Colt and .223 Rem in Liberty Ammunition’s Civil Defense line and .308 Winchester and 30-06 Springfield in Liberty Ammunition’s Animal Instinct line. Check out the entire line of high performance, lead-free Liberty Ammunition, as well as apparel products, at www.libertyammunition.com.

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IWI US Announces Cyber Monday Sale

 IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., is announced its Cyber Monday Sale only at www.iwi.us/store. Customers can receive 10 percent off conversion kits and 20 percent off everything else (on in stock products only) from 12 a.m. EST to 11:59 p.m. EST Nov. 28, 2016.

Featured products include: the TAVOR® Complete Case, TAVOR 9mm Aluminum Muzzle Brake – 4 5/8″, Jericho® 941™ 9mm Magazine, UZI® PRO Magazines, TAV-TOOL, TAVOR SAR Aluminum Forearm Picatinny Rail, TAVOR X95™ 9mm conversion kit and UZI PRO Gunsmith Bench Mat. Visit www.iwi.us/store to see the full line of products included in the Cyber Monday Sale.

For more information, visit www.iwi.us.

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Steyr Arms’ Black Friday/Cyber Monday Specials

Steyr Arms announced today that the company’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials will begin tonight at midnight, CDT, and will continue until Monday at midnight. Every item in the Steyr store at www.steyrarms.com will be marked down at least 10 percent, with 20-percent off all magazines, 25-percent off all scope mounts and 30-percent off the AUG accessories. The Firearms Deals page on the website will be stacked with major savings on some of the most popular rifles and pistols as well.

All Steyr .40 S&W pistols will be on sale, as will Scout rifles, HS .50 rifles, SSG Carbon rifles, SSG 04 rifles and Pro Hunters with a newly developed long Picatinny rail. One of the highlights of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale is 27-percent off a Steyr Scout (.308 Win.) traditional scoped package that’s topped with a Swarovski Z3 3-10×42 with a 4A reticle in a set of Leupold mounts for just $1,995.00

If you’re interested in great deals on exceptionally high-quality Steyr firearms, magazines and accessories, be sure to act fast, as quantities may be limited. Visit the Steyr website at steyrarms.com for more information and to sign up for the Steyr Arms Newsletter for the latest news and exclusive deals from the company.

Established in 1864 in Steyr, Austria, Steyr Arms is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious firearms manufacturers. Steyr’s comprehensive lines of premium hunting rifles, precision sporting and tactical rifles, and pistols are technically mature, and their subtle elegance also communicates the harmony between appearance and substance. Steyr’s legendary SBS actions and cold-hammer-forged barrels are distinctive and unparalleled. For more information, contact Steyr Arms at 2530 Morgan Rd., Bessemer, AL 35022; call(205) 417-8644; or visit www.steyrarms.com.

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Brownells Black Friday

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Wishing You All A Happy Thanksgiving…

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We’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all an extraordinary Thanksgiving. We especially wish to thank our readers for your patronage. We all have a great deal to be thankful for, especially our families and children. This season we wish to remind you that parenting is so so important and it’s not just about the event but the journey.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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IWI US Shipping Several Models of Galil ACE Pistols

Harrisburg, Pa. (November 2016)IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., is pleased to announce that the new Galil ACE pistol (GAP39-II, 2nd GEN) and the Galil ACE pistol with SB Tactical custom side-folding Stabilizing Brace (GAP39SB) in 7.62x39mm are now shipping. The pistols will be arriving at local FFL dealers toward the middle of November.

The Galil ACE SB features a side-folding Stabilizing Brace produced  for IWI US by SB Tactical, designers of the original SB15 and SB47 Pistol Stabilizing Braces. Originally designed as a means for persons with limited mobility to operate and fire the AR-15 pistol, the custom adaptation of the Stabilizing Brace to the Galil ACE pistol takes the application of large frame pistol control and stabilization to a new level. With the IWI brace’s unique side-folding feature, the Galil ACE SB can be fired with or without the brace extended, depending on the shooter’s need. With the brace in the folded position, storage space required in the owner’s safe or range/rifle bag is minimized. In all other respects, the Galil ACE GAP39SB is identical to the GAP39-II.

Improvements made since the original Galil was first developed include the charging handle (reciprocating) moved to the left side of the milled steel receiver, allowing for weak hand operation. Additional advancements include weight reduction with the use of modern polymers, AKM/AK-47 magazine compatibility, full-length two-piece Picatinny top rail and fully adjustable iron sights with Tritium front post and 2-Dot Tritium rear aperture. There is also a Picatinny tri-rail forearm with built-in, slide on/off rail covers with pressure switch access.

The GAP39-II, (2nd GEN) and GAP39SB are not available for sale in California or Massachusetts. Magazine capacity restrictions may apply in other states.

Galil ACE Pistol Specifications:

GAP39-II, 2nd GEN
Operating System:
Closed rotating bolt, long stroke gas piston
Closed rotating bolt, long stroke gas piston
Magazine Type:
Magazine Capacity:
30 rounds
30 rounds
Barrel Material:
Cold hammer forged, CrMoV, chrome lined
Cold hammer forged, CrMoV, chrome lined
Barrel Length:
Overall Length:
6 lbs. w/out magazine
6.5 lbs. w/out magazine
Right Hand, 1:9.45 inch twist
Right Hand, 1:9.45 inch twist
Brace Color:
Adjustable with Tritium front post and 2-dot Tritium rear aperture.
Adjustable with Tritium front post and 2-dot Tritium rear aperture.
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MasterPiece Arms Introduces the MPA BA Compact Suppressor Ready(CSR) Rifle

Comer, Ga. – (November 2016)MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA BA Rifles, Chassis Systems, Defender Pistols and Carbines, Suppressors and MPAR Rifles, is pleased to introduce the MPA BA Compact Suppressor Ready (CSR) Rifle. The MPA BA CSR Rifle achieves sub 1/2 MOA accuracy from an ultra-compact platform with a minimal stored footprint and is suppressor ready.

“Our new MPA BA CSR Rifle packs a lot of punch in a small, lightweight package. It’s extremely accurate and suppressor ready. Speaking of suppressor ready… we think our customers are really going to like the buttstock on this rifle. I don’t think there’s anything else quite like it,” said Phil Cashin, president of MasterPiece Arms.

The specially designed folding buttstock can store a suppressor up to 1.5″ in diameter (1.570″) and 9.5″ in length. When folded, the rifle can go from measuring up to 48″ in length with a suppressor attached to an overall length of 27″ with the suppressor stored in the buttstock and folded/locked.

MPA BA CSR Rifle Specifications:

  • Caliber: .308 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor
  • Custom Throated for Caliber Specific Match Grade Ammo.
  • Action: Kelbly’s Atlas Tactical
  • Barrel: 416RQ Stainless Steel Spencer/MPA Hand Lapped Barrel – 16″ or 20″
  • Barrel Twist: 1:10 (308) 1:8 (6.5 Creedmoor)
  • Barrel Length: 16″ or 20″
  • Barrel Muzzle Thread: 5/8-24 TPI
  • Barrel Profile: #5
  • Length of Pull: 13.75 – 15″
  • Action/Bolt Design: Remington 700 Type
  • Chassis: MPA BA Lite Chassis with CSR Buttstock
  • Trigger Tech Trigger (1-3 lbs. trigger pull, Customer Specified)
  • Magazine: AICS (5 Round Accurate/AICS Type Magazine Included)
  • Built-in Bubble Level
  • Thumb Notch
  • Spigot Mount Ready
  • Chassis Weight: 3.6 lbs.
  • Rifle Weight: 8.6 lbs.
  • MSRP: $2,999.00

The MPA CSR Rifle is available in black, burnt bronze, flat dark earth, gunmetal and tungsten in both left and right handed set ups. All chassis and barrels are Cerakoted® in a multitude of colors and patterns. Solid colors are included. Custom patterns have a +$150 upcharge.

When ordering, customers will need to choose their caliber, barrel length, trigger type/pull weight and color. If the customer does not see their desired caliber choice, simply contact MPA and if the chamber reamer is available, then the rifle can be created. Since MasterPiece Arms hand builds each rifle, expect it to take 6-10 weeks before delivery. To order, visit: http://masterpiecearms.com/shop/mpa-308ba-csr-rifle-compact-suppressor-ready/.

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

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Firefield Weapon Mountable Charge AR Flashlights

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS)Low-light shooting situations call for an easily accessible flashlight accessory. Whether in a home defense, tactical or hunting situation, clear line of sight and quick target acquisition are extremely important. The Firefield Charge AR Flashlight (FF73012) is a weapon-mountable flashlight, designed to light your way to victory.

Taking advantage of an exceptional low-profile design, the 2.2 oz. Charge AR Flashlight is ideal for any modern sporting rifle. Powered by a single CR2 battery, the Charge’s LED bulb delivers 180 lumens of blinding light for up to 3.5 hours. High intensity situations call for accessibility and the Charge AR Flashlight delivers on ease-of-use with both a push-button and pressure pad.

Charge AR Flashlights are constructed of durable aluminum and an anodized matte black finish. Compatible with both weaver and picatinny rails, the Firefield Charge AR Flashlight increases the functionality of any gun. Charge AR’s also take advantage of an offset design to allow the light to work with an AR front sight post.

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Andy’s Leather Holding Black Friday and Christmas Sales

Save 10 percent off all leather goods from now through Dec. 24 and 15 percent off all products, including slings, belts, jingle bells, holsters and accessories, from Nov. 24 – 28, 2016 at www.andysleather.com.

The popular Rhodesian Sling in use.

Nebo, N.C. (November 2016) – Andy’s Leather,purveyor of fine leatherwork for rifles, Scout rifle slings and accessories, is pleased to announce two special sales just in time for the holidays. From now through Dec. 24, save 10 percent off all leather goods during its Christmas sale (use code “Christmas” at checkout). For Black Friday, customers can save 15 percent off all products from Nov. 24 – 28, 2016, including the popular Rhodesian Sling, belts, jingle bells, holsters and accessories (use code “BlackFriday” at checkout). These special offers can be taken advantage of by shopping at www.andysleather.com. (Offers cannot be combined.)

“I’ve found myself in the giving spirit this season and have decided to offer not one, but two exclusive sales, to customers who buy my products direct at andysleather.com. Whether you’re looking for rifle slings or holsters or simply a special, handmade belt to give to dad, I’ve got you covered this year. Come check out what we have and I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by our pricing,” remarked Andy Langlois, founder and owner of Andy’s Leather.

Andy’s Leather’s fine products are also carried by Ruger®, Gunsite Academy, A.H. Larsen (Denmark), Brownells® and Acme Armament. Holiday discounts and sales may vary by dealer.

For more information on Andy’s Leather, visit www.andysleather.com.

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Shell Shock Technologies’ 9mm NAS 3 Cases Put To The Test

The VSO Gun Channel performed the torture test by continuously firing L-Tech 9mm FMJ with Shell Shock Technologies NAScases through an Angstadt Arms UDP-9.

Shell Shock TechnologiesWestport, Conn. (November 2016) – Shell Shock Technologies, LLC., an early-stage technology and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry, announces that its revolutionary NAS3 cases passed a 1,000 round torture test with zero ammunition related failures or malfunctions. In the torture test, Curtis Hallstrom of the VSO Gun Channel continuously fired 1,000 rounds of L-Tech 9mm FMJ with Shell Shock Technology’s NAS3 cases through an Angstadt Arms UDP-9.

“Shell Shock’s new NAS3 two-piece casings are unlike anything I’ve ever seen before and with any new technology I always want to see for myself if the manufacturer’s claims are true. Shell Shock says its cases are stronger and more reliable than brass. Well, we shot one thousand rounds today; a lot of people won’t shoot a thousand rounds in a year and we did not have a single case separation or ammunition related malfunction. From a reliability standpoint, these new casings are flawless. I give Shell Shock Technologies two thumbs way up,” said Hallstrom.

Shell Shock Technologies 1000 Round Test

Shell Shock Technologies 1000 Round Test

NAS3 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 also offer greater corrosion resistance, tensile strength (2x stronger) and elasticity than brass. NAS3 cases will not split, chip, crack or grow (stretch) and are fully-reloadable with S3 Reload dies. Customers have reported being able to reload NAS3 cases many more times than brass cases. A video can be found on Shell Shock’s website showing 9mm Luger NAS3 cases being reloaded 32 times using S3 Reload  dies.

NAS3 cases have been tested successfully to pressures over 70k psi. NAS3 cases eject cool to-the-touch and can be picked up with a magnet. The head can be colored for branding purposes and easy load identification.

NAS3 cases are “Best in Class” for maintaining consistent velocity between rounds. In an independent test performed by H.P. White Laboratory (a major munitions testing facility), 9mm rounds fired using NAS3 cases achieved a velocity standard deviation of 0.93 fps (124 grain FMJ bullet, 4.2 grains Titegroup powder, 10 rounds, extreme variation 3fps).

To find out where to buy loaded ammunition with Shell Shock’s new 9mm NAS3 casings visit www.shellshocktech.com. Unloaded cases can be purchased at the website.

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Liberty Ammunition to Hold Thanksgiving Sale Nov. 23 – 27, 2016.


Bradenton, Fla. (November 2016) –Liberty Ammunition is pleased to announce it will be holding a special Thanksgiving sale. From Nov. 23 – 27, 2016, buy four boxes of any ammunition from www.libertyammunition.com and receive one box of equal or lesser value for free.

“We at Liberty Ammunition want to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving.  We have a lot to be thankful for this year, and we wanted to extend that appreciation to our customers. We hope they take advantage of this special sale and enjoy the holiday with their loved ones,” remarked Liberty Ammunition’s VP of Sales and Marketing Matt Phillips.

Ammunition available on the Liberty Ammunition website includes 9mm, 40 S&W, 45 ACP, 380 Auto, .38 Special, .357 Magnum, 10mm Auto, 45 Long Colt and .223 Rem in Liberty Ammunition’s Civil Defense line and .308 Winchester and 30-06 Springfield in Liberty Ammunition’s Animal Instinct line. Check out the entire line of high performance, lead-free Liberty Ammunition, as well as apparel products, at www.libertyammunition.com.

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Lone Wolf Distributer Black Friday Sale


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Larry Vickers On A Rare Tula AK-74

Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical is a retired US Army 1st SFOD- Delta combat veteran with years of experience in the firearms industry as a combat marksmanship instructor and industry consultant. In recent years he has hosted tactical firearms related TV shows with the latest being TacTV of which Bravo Company is a presenting sponsor. Larry Vickers special operations background is one of the most unique in the industry today; he has been directly or indirectly involved in the some of the most significant special operations missions of the last quarter century. During Operation Just Cause he participated in Operation Acid Gambit – the rescue of Kurt Muse from Modelo Prison in Panama City, Panama. As a tactics and marksmanship instructor on active duty he helped train special operations personnel that later captured Saddam Hussein and eliminated his sons Uday and Qusay Hussein. In addition he was directly involved in the design and development of the HK416 for Tier One SOF use which was used by Naval Special Warfare personnel to kill Osama Bin Laden. Larry Vickers has developed various small arms accessories with the most notable being his signature sling manufactured by Blue Force Gear and Glock accessories made by Tangodown. In addition he has maintained strong relationships with premium companies within the tactical firearms industry such as Blue Force Gear, BCM, Aimpoint, Black Hills Ammunition, Wilson Combat, Mile High Shooting, Red State Tactical, and Schmidt & Bender.

Larry Vickers travels the country conducting combat marksmanship classes for law abiding civilians, law enforcement and military and has partnered with Alias Training to coordinate classes to best meet the needs of the students attending the class.

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Crimson Trace LinQ Wireless Laser / Light System


There’s a great deal to be excited about when Crimson Trace announced its industry first LinQ wireless laser/light weapon mounted accessory, a testimony to the level of innovation Crimson Trace brings to a crowded and competitive space.

Life without pressure pads or tie-wrapped excess cable. Just think! Is it right for you? To find out read my review…

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L3 Will Supply Australian Defence Forces Modernization Technology Including Night Vision Systems


L-3 Communications announced on 14 Nov 2016 that it has been awarded a contract totaling $208 million by the Australian Defence Force (ADF), under the LAND 53 Phase 1BR program, to deliver soldier modernization technology, including specialized night vision equipment, to the Australian Army.
The five-year contract was awarded through a competitive bid process that included extensive ADF field testing. Deliveries are expected to occur between May 2017 and May 2021.
“This new business award demonstrates the growing demand for our highly advanced, capable products and solutions in a key international market,” said Michael T. Strianese, L-3’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “L-3’s ability to deliver a collaborative, one-company solution to meet a wide range of requirements is increasingly important to our customers, both in Australia and across the globe.”
Work will be performed by L-3 Warrior Systems in collaboration with Australia-based L-3 Oceania, both in L-3’s Electronic Systems business segment. Under this contract, L-3 will provide the Australian Army with innovative targeting and detection capabilities that are designed to perform at night and under all weather conditions. These include binocular night vision goggles, which incorporate white phosphor image intensification technology, a compact multifunction aiming laser with integrated white light capability, and the next generation of lightweight, miniature laser rangefinders.
L-3 Warrior Systems is also scheduled to open a new sustainment center in Australia to provide in-country logistics support, as well as regional customer support, for this project.
L-3 Warrior Systems develops and manufactures fully qualified, advanced night vision and electro-optical systems and components for the United States military, law enforcement, first responder agencies and allied nations across the globe. Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide. The company reported 2015 sales of $10.5 billion.


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UTX® 9mm Round


  • The UTM 9mm UTX® Marker Round allows you to enjoy the unprecedented accuracy and reliability of UTM’s Non-Lethal Training Ammunition technology, without the need to buy a new conversion.
  • The UTX® Marker Round fires from your existing compatible conversion and doesn’t require alternations or gunsmithing – maximizing convenience and minimizing cost.
  • UTM’s patented inertia technology (as opposed to bursting) allows glancing shots to mark, providing more consistent and reliable hit identification during Force-on-Force exercises.
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Micro RONI and the Micro RONI with Stabilizer Brace Conversion Kits for GLOCK 19 and 17 Pistols Now Shipping


Pompano Beach, Fla. (November 2016) – CAA, developers and manufacturers of advanced battle-tested firearms accessories, announces the highly anticipated Micro RONI and the non-NFA Micro RONI with Stabilizer Brace (Micro RONI-STAB) are now shipping throughout the country to distributors and qualified dealers. The Micro RONI and the Micro RONI-STAB are the most compact pistol-to-carbine conversion kits ever produced. The Micro RONIs are each fitted for GLOCK models 17, 22 and 31 or models 19, 23 and 32 – Model specific.

“The RONIs have proven themselves to be one of the most innovative firearms accessories in recent times, and now the next generation RONI carbine conversion arrives with the Micro RONI series for GLOCK,” Moshe Oz, founder and co-owner of CAA stated. “The RONI is a prime example of the evolution of firearms accessories and what CAA is capable of engineering and producing.”

The Micro RONI-STAB carbine conversion requires no paperwork, no tax stamp and best of all – no wait! It features an officially licensed SB Tactical Pistol Stabilizing Brace which enhances one-handed firing of the Micro RONI-STAB by attaching to the operator’s forearm. The Pistol Stabilizing Brace has an adjustable and flexible nylon strap for a custom fit for any user. Although originally designed for wounded combat veterans and others with disabilities that inhibit their ability to securely hold a firearm, the overwhelming acceptance of the Brace within the firearms community has propelled the product to be one of the most sought after PDW pistol accessories on the market. The Micro RONI-STAB is constructed from high quality reinforced polymers to exacting tolerances.

“The Micro RONI is by far the quickest and easiest conversion kit and can be converted in under two seconds! ” Mikey Hartman, CEO of CAA added. “It is also the most cost effective, by a huge margin, in the market today.”

The Micro RONI with folding stock can be secured on a single point sling and easily concealed for private security personnel. The pistol can still be operated with the right-folding stock folded simply with a “grip, cock and shoot.” The space-saving Micro RONI makes an excellent personal or home protection carbine. For GLOCK aficionados, the Micro RONI will take their best pistol score at 25 yards and increase its range up to 100 yards with fantastic accuracy potential.

No tools are necessary to convert the pistol to a carbine. By simply dropping the pistol in the kit and locking it, the Micro RONI conversion kit with the integrated pistol now functions as a singular, durable and accurate unit. Topped with a long Picatinny rail for the addition of lights, laser and NVDs, the Micro Roni’s do not stop there. Additional accessory space has been added with two extra Picatinny rails on either side of the frame.  An extra magazine carrier in front of the pistol aids in fast reloading and offers additional grip placement.

Both Micro RONIs are ambidextrous, including many of the controls such as the trigger guard safety and a superfast cocking handle. Optional thumb rests are serrated in right and left positions for increased recoil control and controlled muzzle rise. New optional integral flashlights for the Micro RONI have been designed for the GLOCK Model 17 and 19. The FLFR features an on/off switch on its side and has a powerful 500 lumens of white light using a highly efficient LED. The Micro RONI and Micro RONI-STAB are available in Desert Tan, Black and OD and opens the possibilities for Gen 3 and 4 GLOCK owners.

To learn more about CAA’s new Micro RONI or the Micro RONI-STAB, visit https://usa.caagearup.com/mic-roni.

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The folks at HSGI have a great gift giving  idea for your Holiday Season shopping. The Range Day Pistol Case is perfect for a day on the range or any portable storage needs. Constructed of 500D Cordura®, the internal Velcro® loop wall, gripper elastic retainers, and four pockets provide superior versatility. This inclusive setup provides stable organization and storage for your handgun, several magazines and other tools/items, such as cleaning kits, multitools and flashlights. The adjustable gripper elastic holster can adapt to securely fit nearly any handgun and the gripper elastic tray will hold three pistol magazines. Additionally, the close-cell foam walls provide protection for your weapon and accessories.
The RD Pistol Case is available now.  Directly From HSGI.

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Firefield Heavy Duty Green Laser Flashlight Foregrip


imageThe dual-mode Firefield Heavy Duty Green Laser Flashlight Foregrip is an IPX6 waterproof, 2-in-1 tactical light system equipped with a Cree® Q5 LED 230-lumen bulb, reflector and built-in 532nm, 5mW green laser for convenient versatility, pin-point accuracy and a long, ultra-bright throw. The full aluminum foregrip features rugged knurled texturing with a push-button switch designed for comfort and ergonomic handling, even with gloves or wet hands. Easily mounted to a picatinny rail system, this multi-function tactical lighting system delivers big on rugged reliability for any mission. Whether your lowlight work requires light only, laser only, light and laser or the disorienting strobe mode, two CR123A batteries provide the kind of runtime you need to see any mission through to the end. Battery life ranges from 2.5 hrs. of flashlight operation to 16 hrs. of continuous laser use.

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T.G.I.F. It is Friday and time for another shoot-the-shit topic. Hey guys is anyone besides us glad to see this 2016 election come to and end? We congratulate President Elect Donald J Trump. The take away from this election, at least for us, is that we live in a form of government where the power is with the people and that power comes from the Constitution. We also walk away with a better understanding of just how many people are out there that view our Constitution as an outdated document written by a bunch of old guys. One of the big bones of contention is the popular vote vs. the electoral college argument. We spent this week talking to people about the Presidential Election and something was apparent and that is people don’t understand why the Founders created the Electoral College. In this week’s shoot the shit we’ll give you a non-technical explanation that should clear things up. As with all shoot the shits, readers a free to make unsupported comments, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone you wish or altogether change the subject.

So, why is having an Electoral College a good thing? To ensure equal representation! The popular vote concept is a giant placebo that’s very palatable but does little to help democracy.

For a moment assume that our Presidential Elections were based on the popular vote, it means that New York City with its 8,550,405 residents has greater influence in setting government’s priorities than the entire State of Delaware with its 949,506 residents. Without an Electoral College, candidates would not campaign in Delaware, Alabama, Mississippi, Utah, Iowa, Idaho…etc., instead they would be campaigning and advancing the interests of Los Angelinos, New Yorkers, Chicago etc. Can you imagine what this country would be like if major population centers had a greater influence on government than you? It scares the crap out of us and it should scare the crap out of you!

The quickest way to surrender your Constitutional rights, and your freedom, is to go to a popular vote. It is that simple and it’s the reason the “Progressives” are pushing that action. Don’t drink the popular vote Kool-Aid.

We hope this helps you understand why having an Electoral College is a very good thing. Stay alert and stay involved.

Let us hear from you if the spirit moves you. Have a great weekend spend some quality time with your buds and family. Holiday Season is at our door step!

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