New FN SCAR®-SC Subcompact Carbine

At Milipol Paris 2017 FN Herstal, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of small arms, unveiled an addition to the FN SCAR® family: The FN SCAR®-SC subcompact carbine. SCAR rifles are currently in use within the SOF community and have developed a reputation for reliability and adaptability. The new 5.56x45mm (.223) caliber FN SCAR®-SC builds on this heritage with an extremely compact design that’s ideal for homeland security operations.

Specifically adapted for mobility and flexibility, the FN SCAR®-SC has semi-auto only or selective fire capabilities, non-reciprocating charging handle and a wide range of add-ons. This includes a red dot sight, tactical light, a variety of foregrips and a sound suppressor. All of these add-ons have been tested and certified by FN Herstal as providing reliable, durable performance in even the toughest circumstances.

The FN SCAR®-SC comes with a telescopic buttstock as standard. Optional buttstocks include fixed, foldable, adjustable (length and height) with either concave or convex butt plate and a foldable offset buttstock for aiming and shooting with anti-riot or bulletproof helmet visor. Existing users of FN SCAR® will already be familiar with how to operate this rifle, minimizing training time.

Technical data (with telescopic buttstock):

– Length: 536mm (21.10”) when fully retracted / 653mm (25.71”) when fully extended
– Weight: approx. 3.150 kg (approx. 6.94 lb)
– Barrel length: 190.5mm (7.5”)
– Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
– Cyclic rate of fire: 550-650 rounds per minute

Editorial Comment: I can see a version of the FN SCAR®-SC with a stabilizing brace in the not too distant future.

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

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

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NSSF Praises U.S. House Passage of National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill with Fix NICS Provisions

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NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition and related industries, praised today’s 231 to 198 vote passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (H.R. 38), as amended to include legislative provisions to “Fix NICS,” which have long been a priority for the organization.

“With House passage today of H.R. 38, we have cleared a major hurdle toward what will be two major achievements for America’s law-abiding gun owners and for our federally-licensed firearms retailers,” said Lawrence Keane, NSSF senior vice president and general counsel. “This legislation provides a solution to the confusing patchwork of concealed carry laws and ensures that our citizens’ Second Amendment rights do not end at the state line.”

“Federally licensed firearms retailers rely upon the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) to be accurate in preventing the sale and transfer of firearms to prohibited persons. The Fix NICS Act provisions included in the legislation passed today builds on the successes of NSSF’s FixNICS® campaign to encourage states to enter all applicable disqualifying records into the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) and requires federal agencies to properly report relevant records and hold those who fail to do so accountable,” Keane said.

“On behalf of our members, NSSF would like to recognize Congressmen Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), John Culberson (R-Texas) and Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) for their bipartisan leadership in advancing this important legislation,” Keane concluded.

About NSSF

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 12,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to

NSSF Media Resources

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Rex Zero 1 Pistols Now Available with Hogue G10 Grips


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Rex Zero 1 Pistols

Rex Zero 1 Pistols available with Hogue G10 Black, Dark Earth, or Green Mascus Grips!

See them at the SHOT Show 2018. Visit Us at booth #11217

Rex Zero 1 Pistols, Standard, Compact, and Tactical are now available with Hogue G10 Black, Dark Earth, or Green Mascus Grips!
To view the full line-up of Rex Pistols with G10 Grips, visit
Also, Shipments of VPR-12-01 and VPR-12-03 shotguns have gone out to our distributors.  Look for them online or ask your dealer to contact our distributors for availability.

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Diamondback Firearms Chooses Adaptive Tactical as OEM Stock Provider for 2018 Rifle Line Up

The Adaptive Tactical EX Performance Stock has been added to all of Diamondback Firearms’ “Elite Series” Model Rifles.

Nampa, Idaho (December 2017)Adaptive Tactical, LLC, manufacturers of innovative firearm stocks and accessories, is proud to announce a partnership with Diamondback Firearms, a Cocoa, Florida based manufacturer of quality firearms. Adaptive Tactical has been selected as Diamondback Firearms’ OEM stock provider of choice for their 2018 rifle line up. The EX Performance Stock will be added to all of Diamondback Firearms’ “Elite Series” Model Rifles, specifically the DB15E and DB10E Series. 

“We are always looking for ways to add quality and value to our existing product line and all new product offerings. Adaptive Tactical products, specifically the EX Performance Stock, does just that,” said Diamondback Firearms Founder and CEO, Bobby Fleckinger. “Adaptive Tactical products are USA made and the sleek design and extra cushion of the EX Performance Stock compliments the look of our firearms. We believe our customers will appreciate the added quality and value as well.”

The EX Performance M4-Style Stock is a high-impact polymer, collapsible, adjustable stock. The EX Performance M4-Style Stock includes an easy-to-reach rapid adjust lever for custom length-of-pull, giving the user better trigger control and performance capabilities. It also includes an integrated QD swivel attachment and molded in non-rust sling swivel attachment for secure mounting to various sling systems. A durable polymer construction with non-slip rubber recoil pad allows for maximum recoil absorption. The oversized extra strength adjustment pin and sleek industrial design makes this the perfect addition to your carbine.

“We are very excited to team up with Diamondback Firearms as their OEM stock provider. Our stocks have proven time and again to be high quality, durable products that shooters can rely on to reduce felt recoil and shooting fatigue. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship,” commented Gary Cauble, director of sales and marketing for Adaptive Tactical.

The EX Performance M4-Style Stock Features:

  • Designed for owner installation
  • M4-style stock with adjustable length-of-pull
  • Easy to reach rapid adjust lever
  • Integrated QD swivel attachment
  • Compatible with Mil-Spec sized extension tubes
  • Dimensions: 2″ x 6″ x 6 ¼”
  • Weight: 0.8 lbs.

Adaptive Tactical knows what their customers want and is continually striving to provide innovative, unique products for the range and at home. Interested to learn more about OEM opportunities with Adaptive Tactical? Call us at 208-442-8000.
For more information on Adaptive Tactical, or for dealer inquiries, visit

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Wheelchair Holster Mount

Designed for competition and self-defense

Comp-Tac Victory Gear, LLC, Houston, TX, December 2017–A low cost, incredibly practical holster system designed for wheelchairs.

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For folks confined to wheelchairs who want to compete or open carry for self-defense Comp-Tac Victory Gear has the solution. This all new wheelchair holster system uses Comp-Tac’s popular International Holster with a hex screw mount that allows it to be easily and quickly attached to a wheelchair using two firm gripping clamp mounts that are adjustable to different chair frame bar diameters. Comp-Tac’s wheelchair system comes complete with holster and clamping assembly.

Randi Rogers, champion shooter and Comp-Tac’s Sales and marketing manager says–“This wheelchair holster mount combined with Comp-Tac’s International holster fills a real void for wheelchair bound shooters to get out and have some fun in competition or for self-defense use. This wheelchair system is affordable and designed for very easy assembly and adjustment.”

MSRP $99.99

  The fully adjustable system allows:

  • Holster draw/retention tension
  • Holster height
  • Holster tilt angle
  • Comp-Tac Victory Gear, 3003 Farrell Rd.,Houston, TX 77073, 866-441-9157

Booth 11162 (main floor) 2018 SHOT Show

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Proposition 63: Firearms. Ammunition Sales. “Safety for All Act of 2016”

  • Sale and purchase of ammunition.

Beginning on January 1, 2019, anyone who wishes to purchase ammunition in the state must first pass a background check and obtain authorization by the California Department of Justice. The purchaser’s name will then be added to a centralized list of authorized ammunition purchasers. When purchasing ammunition, the buyer must present verified ID to the ammunition vendor (see below), who then compares the purchaser’s authorization number to the list. If the individual is not on the list, the vendor must deny the sale.

Beginning on January 1, 2018, all sales or transfers of ammunition must be made through a properly licensed ammunition vendor. Anyone selling or otherwise transferring possession of ammunition without proper license, or selling or otherwise transferring possession of ammunition to another person who is known (or should reasonably be known) to be without authorization to possess ammunition, will be subject to imprisonment for up to one year, a fine of up to $1000, or both.

If you live in the State of California and need to purchase ammunition be sure to place your online orders prior to 1 January 2018.

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Image result for Ex LaxReaders this has been an unbelievable week, did someone slip Washington D.C. Ex Lax while we weren’t looking. It’s amazing!

We now have men walking around with inferiority complexes and contemplating suicide.  For weeks we’ve been hearing from the media how bad men and from women who are rightfully pissed about the way they’ve been treated, but let’s get real ladies! How many of you know a woman willing to use sex to advance her goals or agenda. Be honest, because it happens more frequently than decent hardworking ladies care to admit. Fact!

Clearly, men need to rethink how they interact with women, but let’s face it, we spend at least 8 hours per day with each other and it’s natural for affinities to develop. Men, since homo sapiens appeared on the planet, have been the aggressive gender, they hunt, they fought wars and pursued women; it is genetic predisposition. So, if you show up at the office in a sheer dress that reveals you’re wearing a thong or allows the Areola to be visible while sitting at your desk, right wrong or indifferent you’ll be hit on. Also fact!

If you’re traveling with a male boss, or coworker, and he invites you up to his room to see his Bat Mitzvah pictures or discuss tomorrow’s meeting agenda the mere suggestions should sound alarms. It’s not my intention to place the burden on the ladies, but we all need to be receptive to bilateral criticism.

I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Washington D.C. over the years. I liked hanging out at The One Step Down Club (closed circa 2000)  on Pennsylvania Ave, a great Jazz establishment. On the weekends they hosted some amazing local talent. There’s nothing like three brothers on bass, piano and saxophone producing some kickass jazz. Having said that, I can assure you that pork__g is not limited to Congressional legislation!

In closing…

Guys let’s give the ladies a break and ladies let’s give the guys a break also. Situational awareness applies to more than armed conflict avoidance.

Speaking of armed conflict, the House has approved the bipartisan Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (H.R. 38) with 58 original cosponsors. This piece of legislation is long overdue and does not infringe on state’s rights. It was simply amazing that Congresswoman Pelosi literally had no idea what the legislation is intended to do. Sad!


There’s been a great deal of misinformation  disseminated about the ACA (a.k.a Obamacare). Allow me to take a stab at showing you why it was a bad approach to healthcare from the get-go.

  1. Insurance companies are for profit organization. They are in the business of managing risk. The way they achieve profitability is by charging premiums, application of deductibles, exclusions in coverage and managing what they pay to doctors or healthcare providers.
  2. The ACA created a captive market. It required everyone meeting specific criteria to purchase insurance, or provide insurance for employees. Failure to comply results in a IRS fine.
  3. It requires health insurance companies to provide a minimum level of coverage, including preexisting conditions. This raises risk to the insurance company.
  4. Furthermore, it established exchanges serviced by a limited number of companies.
  5. If the individual could not afford the premiums, the federal government will provide subsidies.

Imagine for a moment that you are a painter and a local home owners association contracted with you to provide painting services for the housing development. Next, the association sends out a letter requiring all homeowners to paint their homes once a year or pay a special assessment. They also tell you that in addition to painting the home you the painter also needs to steam clean the driveway. Lastly, if the homeowner can’t afford to pay for your service, the association will subsidize the homeowner.

My question to you the painter: What would you do to your price?

This is why the ACA is irreparable and destined to fail.

I’ll close out this shoot the shit with a tune from Fisher “Stop It” it’ll warm you up for the weekend’s festivities.

Have a great weekend but be safe and spend some quality time with you buds and family! Three weeks til Christmas so get your shopping done before the alien portals open and the fruitcakes come out!

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76 Years Ago Today

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We remember those who lost their lives on that day. We thank and remember those who followed.

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Introducing Sightmark Introduces The Mini Shot M-Spec

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Joining an established line of reflex sights and red dots, the highly-anticipated Mini Shot M-Spec FMS (SM26043) from Sightmark is finally here. This all-purpose reflex sight is Sightmark’s most compact yet and utilizes an included low profile mount or AR riser mount to fit perfectly on a variety of firearms, including pistols, shotguns, ARs and AKs. Though it was designed specifically for law enforcement, the Mini Shot M-Spec is also ideal for competition shooting, hunting and home defense applications.

The Mini Shot M-Spec’s extremely low power consumption provides 300-30,000 hours of battery life, depending on power setting, from a single CR1632 battery. 100% waterproof, this compact reflex sight’s aluminum housing with steel protective shield makes it one of the most durable reflex sights on the market. But the M-Spec wasn’t just designed to be rugged, it is also incredibly user-friendly due to ambidextrous digital switch controls that allow both left and right handed shooters to turn on its 3 MOA reticle. Forget the special tools, as windage and elevation adjustments can be made at the click of a button. The Mini Shot’s versatility doesn’t end with the firearm it can be mounted to, either—10 brightness levels allow the sight to be used anywhere from extremely low light situations to bright sunny conditions.

Recoil rated up to .375 H&H, this unique sight boasts a 12 hour auto shut-off feature to help save battery. With a MSRP of $249.99, the Mini Shot is a no-brainer for shooters looking for a tough, small-sized reflex sight. The Mini Shot M-Spec FMS includes rubber cover, low profile fixed mount, AR riser fixed mount, battery and manual.

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Marines to Test Technology that Allows Fully Autonomous Flight for Helicopters


AuroraManassas, VA —The Office of Naval Research (ONR) will conduct a final demonstration of Aurora’s Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Marine Corps Base Quantico’s Urban Training Center, as the program moves to the Marine Corps for experimentation and potential acquisition.

AACUS enables any rotary-wing aircraft to fly completely autonomously. It allows a Marine in the field to easily request supplies even to austere or dangerous environments. Those requests can be made intuitively and quickly from a hand-held tablet, without prior training required. The Dec. 13 demonstration will feature a UH-1 “Huey” flying autonomously on multiple missions.

“AACUS gives revolutionary capability to our fleet and force,” said Dennis Baker, AACUS program officer. “It can be used as a pilot aid in degraded visual environments, or allow fully autonomous flights in contested environments, keeping our pilots out of harm’s way.”

About Aurora Flight Sciences:

Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company is an innovative technology company which strives to create smarter aircraft through the development of versatile and intuitive autonomous systems. Operating at the intersection of technology and robotic aviation, Aurora leverages the power of autonomy to make manned and unmanned flight safer and more efficient. Headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, Aurora has more than 550 employees and operates in six locations, including research and development centers in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Luzern, Switzerland; manufacturing facilities in Bridgeport, West Virginia, and Columbus, Mississippi; and offices in Dayton, Ohio, and Mountain View, California. To view recent press releases and for more about Aurora please visit our website at

About the Office of Naval Research:

The Department of the Navy’s Office of Naval Research provides the science and technology necessary to maintain the Navy and Marine Corps’ technological advantage. Through its affiliates, ONR is a leader in science and technology with engagement in 50 states, 55 countries, 634 institutions of higher learning and nonprofit institutions, and more than 960 industry partners. ONR, through its commands, including headquarters, ONR Global and the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., employs more than 3,800 people, comprising uniformed, civilian and contract personnel.

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TANDEMKROSS Announces Partnership with Revo-Gear


WEARE, N.H. – TANDEMKROSS is proud to announce a new partnership with shooting sports accessories company Revo-Gear, bringing competition-ready magazine holders for Ruger® 10/22 rotary magazines to rimfire competition shooters.
   Revo-Gear magazine holders for Ruger® 10/22 take the hassle out of organizing and transporting 10/22 rotary magazines for competition shooting, making magazine changes easier. The Revo-Gear magazine holders feature six hand-formed ABS tensioned magazine holders to keep magazines securely on a shooting belt, while allowing the user to easily remove the magazine for quick reloads.
  “Revo-Gear demonstrates incredible attention to detail,” said TANDEMKROSS Business Development Director Bryan Haaker. “You cannot find a better quality magazine holder for the 10/22 on the market.  We are so grateful to have secured them as a partner and proudly carry their products.”
  “We here at Revo-Gear are very happy to be working with TANDEMKROSS,” said Revo-Gear owner David Parker. “Where else would we want to have our 10-22 mag holders carried than at such an innovative and dynamic company!”
   An ideal accessory for competition shooters, the six-unit Revo-Gear magazine holder slips easily onto a shooting belt, and fits most standard competition belts – up to .36 inches thick x 1.63 inches tall.
   The 10/22 magazine holder is compatible with factory 10-round rotary magazines, rotary magazines with magazine bumpers, like the TANDEMKROSS
“Companion” Bumper and TANDEMKROSS “Double Kross” Double Magazine Bodies.
   Be ready for rimfire competition and make magazine changes easier with the Revo-Gear 10/22 magazine pouch!
Click here to learn more about this new product.


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Sightmark Introduces New Element 1×30 Red Dot Sight

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) Delivering tough-to-beat accuracy and a crisp, wide field of view, the new Sightmark Element 1×30 (SM26040) is their update to the popular Tactical Red Dot Sight (SM13041). Enhancements include a smaller, more precise 2-MOA red dot, improved brightness settings and two night vision compatibility modes.

Sightmark has integrated improvements based on customer suggestions, and added more of their own, including a longer range of adjustment for both windage and elevation, battery life (up to 15,000 hours) and an improved IP67 waterproof rating. Notably, the Elements’ windage and elevation caps can now be flipped and used as tools for making adjustments.

Shipping with a reliable cantilever mount, the Element 1×30 absolute co-witness height fits all magnifiers set up on the Aimpoint T1 mounting system, allowing shooters to engage targets at further distances. The Sightmark Element 1×30 red dot sight includes flip-up lens covers, a manual and a CR2032 battery in the box.

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The Magpul GL Enhanced Magazine Well is a high performance purpose built Glock frame magazine well. Designed to fully enhance and ensure positive magazine insertion in high stress scenarios.

Sleek and ergonomic design features also provide excellent concealment while ensuring minimal printing to the users clothing. Ramp and edge geometry allow for, should it be needed, positive and flawless removal of a faulty or stuck magazine during reloading or immediate action events.

The Magpul Enhanced Magwells for G19 models are optimized for the designated generations of Glock pistols to fit with PMAG GL9 magazines and current generations of Glock factory magazines with factory baseplates. Some combinations of certain pistol production lots may have slight interference with older (greater than 10 years old) generations of Glock factory magazines, and some aftermarket baseplates may not fit.

Made in U.S.A.


  • Fits Gen 4 versions of the: G19, G23, G32
  • Large ramp area for easier reloading
  • External dimensions ensure minimal printing when carrying concealed
  • Reinforced polymer construction
  • Compatible with Magpul, OEM and most aftermarket magazine floor plates
  • Compatible with most common after-market magazine extensions
  • Easy installation
  • M.S.R.P. $24.95
  • Click to Order
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For a Limited time, any gift cards ordered are automatically worth 20% more! These make great stocking stuffers for you, your family, or your friends! Available now until the end of the year, so don’t miss out!


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Arsenal Inc. ARS30-1 Suppressor


Arsenal, Inc’s. compact titanium 7.62mm quick mount suppressor, 19.5 oz., 7.5”, includes one 14x1mm LH and one 24×1.5 mm RH quick adaptors, manufactured exclusively for Arsenal by Gemtech. Full-auto rated.

LIMITED WARRANTY: GEMTECH warrants to the initial retail purchase her that GEMTECH products will be free of defects in workmanship or material and that the product meets manufacturing specifications at the time of manufacture. This warranty is limited to the repair or replacement of the product. This express limited warranty is exclusive and no other express or implied warranty is otherwise provided. GEMTECH MAKES NO WARRANTY OF MERCHANT ABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

M.S.R.P. $999

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Remington Model 870 Now Available With A Detachable Magazine (Model 870 DM)


Huntsville, AL –Remington Model 870 pump-action shotguns have long been the gold standard for tactical, home defense, military, law enforcement and traditional sporting markets for their dependability and ease of operation; a proven platform with over 11 million sold now revolutionized with a new detachable magazine.

The 870 DM is stacking the odds in your favor with quick-loading 3 and 6 round magazines, keeping you in the action and allowing you to instantly alternate loads. After all, predators in the field or invaders in your home don’t wait for you to fill a magazine tube.

Every Model 870 receiver is milled from a solid block of steel, never aluminum, for unrivaled strength and reliability.


870 DM (81350)


  • 6 Round Detachable Magazine
  • Black Synthetic Stock with Super Cell Recoil Pad
  • Tactical “Corn Cob” Forend
  • 18.5 Inch Fixed Cylinder Bore Barrel
  • MSRP – $529.00

870 DM Magpul (81352)


  • 6 Round Detachable Magazine
  • Magpul SGA Stock with Super Cell Recoil Pad
  • Magpul MOE M-LOK Forend
  • 18.5 Inch Rem Choke Barrel with Extended Ported Tactical Choke
  • XS Steel Front Sight, XS Tactical Rail/Ghost Ring Rear Sight
  • MSRP – $799.00

870 DM Tactical / Predator (81354)


  • 3 and 6 Round Detachable Magazines
  • Over Molded ShurShot Thumbhole Stock with Super Cell Recoil Pad
  • Tactical “Corn Cob” Fore-end
  • 18.5 Inch Rem Choke Barrel with two Trulock Extended Chokes (Boar Blaster and Turkey /Predator)
  • XS Steel Front Sight, XS Tactical Rail/Ghost Ring Rear Sight
  • Kryptek Highlander Camo
  • MSRP – $799.00

870 DM Tac-14 (81348)


  • 6 Round Detachable Magazine
  • Shockwave Grip and Magpul Fore-end
  • 14 Inch Cylinder Bore barrel
  • Bead Sight
  • MSRP – $559

870 DM Hardwood (81351)


  • 6 Round Detachable Magazine
  • Hardwood Stock and Fore-end
  • 18.5 Inch Cylinder Bore Barrel
  • Bead Sight
  • MSRP – $529

870 DM Tactical (81360)


  • 6 Round Detachable Magazine
  • Pistol Grip Buttstock and Tactical “Corn Cob” Fore-end
  • 18.5 Inch barrel with Extended Ported Tactical Choke
  • XS Steel Front Sight, XS Tactical Rail/Ghost Ring Rear Sight
  • MSRP – $799

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Adaptive Tactical Introduces Complete Line of Stocks and Barrels for Ruger® 10/22® Autoloading Rifles

New products include the TacTRED™ Monopod, Tac-Hammer RM4 Takedown® Rifle Stock and Tac-Hammer RM4 Ruger® 10/22 Rifle Stock.

Nampa, Idaho (December 2017)Adaptive Tactical, LLC, manufacturers of innovative firearm stocks and accessories, is proud to announce it now has a complete line of stocks and barrels for Ruger® 10/22 autoloading rifles. Adaptive Tactical previously manufactured several items for the Ruger 10/22® rifles that were marketed and sold under the Lyman® Products brand. Adaptive Tactical will now be the sole provider of these products and is pleased to reintroduce them to the industry. These products include the TacTRED™ Monopod, the Tac-Hammer RM4 Takedown® Rifle Stock and the Tac-Hammer RM4 Ruger 10/22 Rifle Stock.

“We are very excited to bring the TacTRED Monopod and Tac-Hammer RM4 Takedown and Ruger 10/22 Rifle Stocks under the Adaptive brand. With these ‘new’ products and our existing line of Tac-Hammer products, we now have a complete line of stocks and barrels to serve every Ruger 10/22 rifle owners needs,” commented Gary Cauble, director of sales and marketing for Adaptive Tactical.

Loaded with innovative features, the Tac-Hammer RM4 Takedown Rifle Stock adds portability and convenience to Adaptive Tactical’s popular RM4 stock. This lightweight, compact stock was developed to fit perfectly with the factory Ruger Takedown 10/22 rifle and is compatible with factory tapered barrels only. The patented Stowaway™ accessory rail is concealed within the forend. When reversed, the rail is available for a flashlight, bipod or other accessory. The adjustable M4 type buttstock, equipped with ambidextrous storage compartments for two spare Ruger rotary magazines, provides custom length-of-pull for proper fit and improved performance. The stock fits easily inside Ruger’s factory bag or in Copper Basin’s low-profile next-gen 10/22 Takedown Backpack. MSRP $129.99.   

The Tac-Hammer RM4 Ruger 10/22 Rifle Stock is the most advanced and versatile stock available for the extremely popular Ruger 10/22 rifle. Loaded with more features than any other on the market, the stock’s removable patented barrel insert provides a custom fit for both standard tapered barrels and 0.920-inch bull barrels. It also includes the patented Stowaway accessory rail concealed in the forend.  Like the RM4 Takedown, the rear adjustable stock integrates a dual magazine storage compartment.  Made in the USA from durable reinforced polymer, it is available in both black and popular camo patterns. Starting MSRP $109.99.

The TacTRED Monopod is designed to fit seamlessly with the RM4 Ruger 10/22 Stock,  RM4 Ruger 10/22 Takedown Stock, TK-22 Tac-Hammer Takedown Stock and TK-22C Charger Stock. The spring-loaded TacTRED monopod extends effortlessly with the press of a button, giving shooters a built-in support that extends in 3/8 inch increments up to three inches. This rapid deploy monopod provides a quick, stable, single-point rest on any surface and ensures maximum tripod-like stability when used with a front rail-mounted bipod or front rest. Made in America, the durably constructed TacTRED monopod adds stability to a rifle for improved accuracy. MSRP $39.99.

For more information on Adaptive Tactical and the complete line of Tac-Hammer Ruger 10/22 stocks, barrels and accessories, or for dealer inquiries, visit

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Savage Arms MSR-10 Hunter Delivers Accurate Performance, Enhanced Features and Lightweight Design


WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – December 4, 2017 – Savage Arms has great news for serious shooters and hunters who want more from their modern sporting rifles. Several options of the semi-auto MSR 10 Hunter takes the popular AR-10 platform to new heights, offering greater performance, expanded caliber choices and a modern design, plus a full suite of custom upgrades packaged as standard features. Shipments of the new rifles have been delivered to dealers.
The Savage MSR 10 Hunter is a compact sporting platform that still packs the punch of 308 Win., and 6.5 Creedmoor chamberings. The rifle squeezes even more performance from its upgraded Savage barrel with a 5R rifling, a BLACKHAWK!® trigger with nickel boron treatment, and a tough Melonite QPQ finish. Other upgrades including a freefloat fore-end, custom-forged lower receiver and BLACKHAWK! adjustable buttstock and pistol grip turn the Hunter into the ultimate big game rifle.
Features & Benefits
• Compact AR-10 design
• 308 Win. (1:10-inch, 5R Right-hand Rifling) and 6.5 Creedmoor (1:8-inch, 5R Right-hand Rifling)
• 16 1/8-inch fluted barrel with Melonite QPQ finish (308 Win.); 18-inch barrel for 6.5 Creedmoor
• 7.8 pounds, 308 Win; 8.0 pounds, 6.5 Creedmoor
• Custom forged upper/lower for unique look and compact size
• Free-float M-LOK handguard
• BLACKHAWK! KNOXX AR Pistol Grip and AXIOM Carbine Stock
• BLACKHAWK! trigger with nickel boron treatment
In January 2018, MSR 10 Hunter will available in the 338 Federal chambering. Since its introduction in 2006, the 338 Federal has established itself has an extremely versatile, high-performance big game cartridge.
Built on the .308 case and “necked-up” to hold a .338 diameter bullet, this 338 Federal load offers hunters a faster muzzle velocity than the 308 Win. But with a heavier bullet. As a result, the short-action cartridge provides magnum energy for devastating performance on game, without magnum recoil.
Part No. / Description / MSRP
22902 / MSR 10 Hunter, 308 Win. / $1,481
22903 / MSR 10 Hunter, 6.5 Creedmoor / $1,481
22902 / MSR 10 Hunter, 338 Federal / $1,481
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Dual-Function Rechargeable Light is Intrinsically Safe; Permits Hands-Free Use

MAGNETEAGLEVILLE, PA, December 4, 2017 – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting, introduced the Dualie® Rechargeable Magnet, a lithium ion battery-powered rechargeable LED flashlight that is safety rated for use in Division 1 environments. The new dual-function light features both a forward-facing spot beam and side-facing flood light for use individually or simultaneously for optimizing navigation and eliminating blind spots. The new light also can be used hands free through the use of integrated magnets that grab onto steel surfaces.

“Industrial technicians, first responders and many other workers rely on their flashlights to perform safely under the most hazardous conditions,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen. “The Dualie Rechargeable Magnet gives them that assurance, whether they are working in confined spaces, industrial settings or emergency scenes where flammable substances may be present. Professionals also will appreciate the light’s flexible options, whether using it for close-up inspections or for illuminating work areas. And combining both the spot and flood beams can help you see what’s ahead and around you so you can avoid slips, trips and falls.”

The Dualie Rechargeable Magnet features opposing switches for easy, one-handed beam operation. It includes an integrated, non-protruding, spring-loaded belt clip that conforms to the light’s body, while easily grabbing onto shirts, pockets and other gear for hands-free use.  Two integrated magnets, one on the top of the clip and the other on its tail end, provide easy attachment to metal surfaces for hands-free lighting.  

The new light features three output modes. Its LED spot beam enables technicians to illuminate objects at a distance, such as overhead pipes or utilities, while its LED flood beam is designed for close-up work. The two beams also can be used together to create an uninterrupted light pattern that delivers 275 lumens for enhanced safety.

Featuring two white power LEDs, the light’s spot beam features a smooth parabolic reflector for a tight beam with optimum peripheral illumination, while the flood beam produces a wide, soft beam for illuminating work areas.  In spot mode, the light delivers 180 lumens, 11,500 candela and a 171-meter beam distance; in flood mode, it offers 105 lumens, 60 candela and an 18-meter beam distance.  When used together, the two intersecting beams provide 275 lumens.

Run times for the Dualie Rechargeable Magnet are 7.25 hours for spot mode, 13.5 hours for flood mode, and 5.5 hours when the beams are combined.

The new light is powered by a 2600 mAh lithium ion battery that fully recharges in eight hours in a convenient charging base. Fabricated from an impact and chemical-resistant Engineered Polymer resin that is virtually indestructible and non-conductive, it features a body with a rocky stipple texture for a sure grip and maximum hand comfort.  The light measures 7.5 inches long and weighs 7.09 ounces.

The Dualie Rechargeable Magnet is IP67-rated for dust-tight and waterproof operation to one meter for 30 minutes, and is impact-resistant tested to 2 meters. It has an operating temperature range of -20°F to +130°F, permitting usage under a wide variety of weather conditions. 

The new light has an MSRP that ranges from $100-$125, depending on the configuration, and is available in high visibility yellow or black. It is available with an optional rubber helmet or mounting clip for use with hard hats, and comes with Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.

About Streamlight

Based in Eagleville, PA, Streamlight, Inc. has more than 40 years of experience making tough, durable, long-lasting flashlights designed to serve the specialized needs of professionals and consumers alike.  Since 1973, the company has designed, manufactured and marketed high-performance flashlights, and today offers a broad array of lights, lanterns, weapon light/laser sighting devices, and scene lighting solutions for professional law enforcement, military, firefighting, industrial, automotive, and outdoor applications. Streamlight is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company.  For additional information, please call 800-523-7488, visit or connect with us on;;; and

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The FCC, under the leadership of FCC CHAIR AJIT Pai’s, would like to repeal net neutrality – in our view a colossal error in judgment and I’d like to encourage all of you to get on the phone and ask your Congressman or Congresswomen to prevent that from happening. The Internet is national critical infrastructure serving medical services, finance, e-commerce, government, businesses and individuals. Mr. Pai an attorney, and formerly Associate General Counsel at Verizon Communications Inc., would like to reclassify common carriers, like Verizon, as information providers. Since divestiture, it’s been an ambition of common carriers to provide more than voice and data services; in fact, they’ve been salivating to get into the content provider business.

In and of itself this is a non-issue specifically because net neutrality is a regulatory requirement. Without getting into a lot of technical jargon, net neutrality simply states that the internet service providers and common carriers must prioritize all data equally. Eliminating net neutrality means that a common carrier can selectively prioritize data from customers using any number of marketing and pricing models.

For example, assume you secure venture capital to start a content provider company. Your business plan accounts for competing with other providers on the basis of quality programing. Under net neutrality you are assured of having the same quality of content transport as Netflix or Verizon. However, with net neutrality eliminated Verizon can prioritize their own content over your startup company, and they can also prioritize Netflix over yours, simply because they are a larger customer.

Even more dangerous is the very real possibility that common carriers will be able to assign a lower QoS (Quality of Service – it means priority) to organizations, political candidates or any content they feel “inappropriate” or don’t agree with. A lower priority means poor video and audio quality, increased transaction response time, excessive network latency and any number of performance issues. It also opens the door to oligopoly pricing. Small ISPs would see significantly higher network costs and we the consumers will see higher prices for what amounts to poorer service.

The FCC should devote its attention to the r.f spectrum, the hackneyed cliché applies here – if it’s not broken don’t fix it. The military is in need of greater bandwidth as is commercial communications.

In closing, the FCC needs a Chair who is someone other than a suit for the common carriers. We need someone with a vision focused on the United States and its citizens, common carriers can take care of themselves and are extremely profitable.

Please call your elected officials and ask them to put the brakes on Mr. Pai’s ambitions.

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B.E. Meyers Introduces an FDE Version of Its MAWL Weapon Mounted Laser


MAWL_C1_sl1-1.jpgThe MAWL-C1+, the world’s first commercially available infrared and visible green laser aiming device using Class 1+™ technology. The MAWL-C1+ offers all of the ergonomic, clarity, modularity, and interface enhancements of the MAWL-DA, and offers more infrared illumination output power than any FDA Class 1 laser on the commercial market.

The MAWL-DA is the company’s military and law enforcement offering

B.E. Meyers has just announce an FDE version of their MAWL weapon mounted laser accessory. M.S.R.P. listed at $2,500. Available at TNVC.

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Silencerco’s Saker ASR sets the industry standard for ease of use, modularity, and durability. Using an FN M249 & MK48 MOD-1 they put it to the test – 300 belt fed rounds of 762 & 556 ammunition.

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Low-Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) Expands To 46 Airports Covering 200 Cities

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As a remote pilot my biggest challenge is obtaining FAA authorization to clear airspace for operations. AirMap, based in Santa Monica, California, has been working with the FAA to implement LAANC across the United States. In a nutshell, LAANC is an FAA electronic notification system; users will receive real time clearance as opposed to the existing 30 day turnaround. As of this writing, LAANC electronic notification is now available for 46 airports, covering 200 cities, across the country. in July of 2017, I covered LAANC and AirMap and I invite you to read my post if LAANC is a new concept to you. If you’re a licensed remote pilot, LAANC is a technology that you’ll want to become familiar with.

The AirMap application is available for iOS and Android.

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National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Releases the Fall Edition of The Tactical Edge

Doylestown, Pa. (November 2017) – The National Tactical Officers Association

(NTOA) is pleased to announce the fall edition of The Tactical Edge is now available. Widely considered to be the leading authority in tactical operations information, The Tactical Edge reaches more than 40,000 law enforcement officers throughout the United States, Canada and around the world.

Members-only features include “Prototypical Incident Response: The Importance of Situational Awareness” by Bruce Liebe and “Unraveling the Knot: Common Mistakes During Large-Scale Critical Incidents and How to Overcome Them” by Travis Norton. Also featured is “Do Ballistic Vests Save K9 Lives?” by Brad Smith, Lane Critser and Lee Palmer and “The Coppermine Incident: Negotiating with a Barricaded Active Shooter” by Ryan Beerling. The entire issue is available online to law enforcement officers who become a member of the NTOA.

The NTOA has also made several articles available online to nonmembers, including “How Trauma Can Impact Police and Public Safety Professionals” by Robert J. Cipriano Jr. In this article, Cipriano discusses how public safety professionals’ view of their world and sense of safety and security can change when they are exposed to an abundance of negative situations, and how having a mental health professional in-house or as a consultant is invaluable. Also featured is “Yoga: A New Skill Set for Combat Performance,” written by Kris Mienert and Olivia Kvitne, who discuss how yoga can increase one’s tactical ability and resiliency to high levels of stress.

Other items of interest include coverage of our 2017 conferences in Phoenix, Arizona, an interview with new NTOA Executive Director Thor Eells, and a profile of NTOA Command College student, Chief Juan Gonzalez of San Juan (TX) PD.

The Tactical Edge has been providing the law enforcement community with cutting edge, lifesaving information from leading experts for more than 30 years and is the winner of multiple awards, including the 2006 American In-House Design Award from Graphic Design USA and the 2013 APEX Award for Publication Excellence from Communications Concepts. It is published quarterly in February, May, August and November.

The Tactical Edge is seeking new content. If you have an area of expertise or would like to write about an incident, training technique, crisis negotiation or another topic, please contact Don’t be intimidated – The Tactical Edge editing team can help new writers through the article writing process. For submission guidelines, visit

For more information on the National Tactical Officers Association, visit or call 800-279-9127. Join the NTOA today and start receiving the benefits of better training and stay on top of the ever-changing and challenging world of law enforcement.

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Aquila has introduced a mini shotgun shell which it markets as the MINISHELL. This is a 12 gauge shell available in a slug, buckshot and 7-1/2 birds shot. The shell is 1-3/4 inches which essentially doubles your tube capacity. The slug version is pushing a 25-gram slug at 1,250 ft./sec with less recoil than its 2-3/4 brethren  for faster target acquisition.


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Mission First Tactical Partners with Stag Arms for Stag 15 Minimalist Rifle

Built on the popular Stag 15 AR platform using Mission First Tactical furniture and accessories, the Minimalist Rifle combines the best of both companies for demanding customers.

Horsham, Pa. (November 2017)Mission First Tactical, LLC (MFT™), a leader in USA-made rifle/carbine accessories, is proud to announce its partnership with Stag Arms® to produce the Stag 15 Minimalist Rifle. MFT chose Stag Arms’ highly popular Stag 15 model for its lightweight, high-quality manufacturing, coupled with its long-lasting durability standards. The Minimalist Rifle is the first Stag rifle to be outfitted in Mission First Tactical furniture and accessories. Stag Arms has launched a special giveaway, launching on Nov. 30 at 12:00 a.m. and running through Dec. 14 at 2:00 p.m. EST. One lucky winner will be awarded a Stag 15 Minimalist Rifle and Swag Pack. Contestants may enter at

“We are very excited to partner with Mission First Tactical and release our new Stag 15 Minimalist Series,” said Rick Bergen, Stag Arms Vice President of Sales. “Mission First Tactical has proven themselves as one of the premium MSR accessories providers in the industry, and their quality and durability is a superb fit for Stag Arms.”

The Stag 15 Minimalist in 5.56 NATO (.223) is built on MIL-Spec forged 7075 aluminum receiver with Type 3 hard coat anodizing, a MIL-Spec single stage trigger, a MIL-Spec manganese phosphate coated M16 BCG and a 16-inch chrome-lined, government profile barrel. MFT accessories complete the Minimalist build with the MFT Battlelink Minimalist MIL-Spec stock that has an angled non-slip rubberized buttpad for quicker presentations, even while wearing body armor. The upper section of the MFT stock has an enhanced cheek weld and a QD sling mounting point is positioned for ambidextrous use.

“Partnering with Stag Arms on this project was a no brainer. Our best-in-class accessories with their innovative MSRs was a natural fusion, creating the durable, ultra-lightweight Stag 15 Minimalist Rifle. We are very happy with the end product and we think our customers will be, too,” commented MFT’s Vice President David Edelman.

MFT’s TEKKO Polymer AR15 carbine handguard with M-LOK rail provides a secure platform for the mounting of Picatinny rails and other accessories. The single stage trigger is housed within an MFT E-VolV Enhanced Trigger Guard with an oversized opening that allows full access to the trigger, even with gloves. The MFT ENGAGE™ AR/15/M16 pistol grip has textured finger swells and a grooved backstrap for a positive grip surface even wearing gloves or in wet conditions. The pistol grip also features a secure, water resistant storage compartment and a plug retention for one-handed storage access. The MFT flip up rear sight is a low profile, snag resistant design paired with an A2 front sight with full elevation adjustment for rapid target acquisition. Finally, the Stag 15 Minimalist Rifle comes with a 30-rd MFT Polymer Magazine engineered as an enhancement of the standard STANAG design with a stippled texture and low-profile front ribs with a flared floor plate for positive extraction and handling.

The combination of MFT accessories and the Stag 15 rifle bring together two best-in-industry companies leading advances in materials, technology and manufacturing processes to bring to market an unprecedented firearm featuring the most reliable and durable accessories on the most reliable and durable AR with the Stag 15 Minimalist Rifle and the Stag15L Minimalist Rifle (left-hand model).

Also available in the Stag 15 Minimalist line is the Stag 15 Minimalist Uppers and Lowers (sold separately) and the Stag Arms Minimalist Rifle Kit that includes everything for your build on your own lower. All Stag Arms rifles come with a Lifetime Transferrable Warranty.

Stag 15 Minimalist Series Specifications:

Stag 15 Minimalist Rifle

  • Weight: 6.05 lbs.
  • Length: 32.25″ Collapsed, 35.5″ Extended
  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO | .223
  • Barrel: 16″, 1/7 Twist, 4150 Steel, Chrome Lined, Government Profile, Manganese Phosphate
  • Handguard: MFT – Tekko Polymer AR15 Carbine M-LOK Rail
  • Receivers: Forged and MIL-Spec 7075 T6 Aluminum with Type 3 Hard Coat Anodizing
  • Trigger: MIL-Spec Single Stage Trigger with MFT E-VolV Enhanced Trigger Guard
  • Buttstock: MFT Battlelink Minimalist Stock – MIL-Spec
  • Bolt Carrier: MIL-Spec Manganese Phosphate coated M16 BCG
  • Gas System: Carbine Length with A2 Front Post
  • Rear Sight: MFT Polymer Flip Up Sight
  • Grip: MFT Engage AR15/M16 Pistol Grip
  • Muzzle Device: A2 Flash Hider
  • Magazine: 30rd MFT Poly Mag
  • Stag 15 Minimalist Rifle MSRP: $874.99
  • Promotion Price: $654.99
  • Stag 15L Minimalist Rifle MSRP: $919.99            
  • Promotion Price: $689.99
  • Stag 15 Minimalist Rifle Kit

  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO | .223
  • Barrel: 16″, 1/7 Twist, 4150 Steel, Chrome Lined, Government Profile, Manganese Phosphate
  • Handguard: MFT – Tekko Polymer AR15 Carbine M-LOK Rail
  • Upper Receiver: Forged and MIL-Spec 7075 T6 Aluminum with Type 3 Hard Coat Anodizing
  • Trigger: MIL-Spec Single Stage Trigger with MFT E-VolV Enhanced Trigger Guard
  • Buttstock: MFT Battlelink Minimalist Stock – MIL-Spec
  • Bolt Carrier: MIL-Spec Manganese Phosphate coated M16 BCG
  • Gas System: Carbine Length with A2 Front Post
  • Rear Sight: MFT Polymer Flip Up Sight
  • Grip: MFT Engage AR15/M16 Pistol Grip
  • Muzzle Device: A2 Flash Hider
  • Magazine: 30rd MFT Poly Mag
  • Stag 15 Minimalist Rifle Kit MSRP: $624.99
  • Promotion Price: $529.99
  • Stag 15L Minimalist Rifle Kit MSRP: $664.99
  • Promotion Price: $559.99
  • Stag 15 Minimalist Upper

  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO | .223
  • Barrel: 16″, 1/7 Twist, 4150 Steel, Chrome Lined, Government Profile, Manganese Phosphate Coated
  • Handguard: MFT – Tekko Polymer AR15 Carbine M-LOK Rail
  • Muzzle Device: A2 Flash Hider
  • Upper Receiver: Forged and MIL-Spec 7075 T6 Aluminum with Type 3 Hard Coat Anodizing
  • Gas Systems: Carbine Length with A2 Front Post
  • Stag 15 Minimalist Upper MSRP: $319.99
  • Promotion Price: $269.99
  • Stag 15L Minimalist Upper MSRP: $319.99
  • Promotion Price: $269.99
  • Stag 15 Minimalist Lower Half

  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO | .223
  • Lower Receiver: Forged and MIL-SPEC 7075 T6 Aluminum with Type 3 Hard Coat Anodizing
  • Trigger: MIL-Spec Single Stage Trigger with MFT E-VolV Enhanced Trigger Guard
  • Buttstock: MFT Battlelink Minimalist Stock – MIL-Spec
  • Grip: MFT Engage AR15/M16 Pistol Grip
  • Magazine: 30rd MFT Poly Mag
  • Stag 15 Minimalist Lower Half MSRP: $269.99
  • Promotion Price: $229.99

Promotional pricing ends 12/31/2017. Dealers should contact their sales representatives at or call (860) 229-9994.

Visit to learn more about each product.

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Stag Arms Lifetime Transferrable Warranty

Stag Arms is proud to manufacture the highest quality AR15 rifles, parts and accessories for you! We stand behind our products with a lifetime transferrable warranty and infinite shot barrel guarantee.

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TGIF! I don’t know about you guys but we were redlined all week long. So, I need this shoot the shit to unwind a bit. I hope you’ll join in because our shoot the shit will save you from having to pay someone who majored in psychology so they could understand themselves $150 an hour.

This is the time of the year when packages, Christmas cards etc. need to be mailed out. So, I think it was Monday, I was at the main post office, where there was a huge line. While waiting in line, I saw a postal employee, probably in his mid 60s, walked in to start his shift – no big thing! However, it’s how he walked in that was a kicker. Now check this out. He was a white male wearing mirrored sunglasses and at least a couple of chains. His right shoulder was lower than his left and his head was dipped to his right side as he walked crisscrossing his legs while swinging his right arm. He also had a small boom box with him, which was silent at the time. In a minute or two, he strolls out from the back and clocks in. In another minute or two, the line starts hearing Curtis Mayfiled’s Superfly.  This, all while he’s moving mail trays back and forth. Everybody in line had this perplexed look an their faces! PLAYER WAZ UP! LOL!  A sight to be hold without a doubt.

I remain bewildered by the abuse President Trump takes on a daily basis, it’s an embarrassment to say the least. Allegations that he’s only taking care of his rich buddies or that he’s stupid and unfit are without basis and stands as a monument to the level of stupidity in the media, and on the left. All you need to do is to take a look at his economic strategy.

What’s necessary for a successful economy and business climate…

  1. Fiscal Policy (taxes) that incentivizes capital investment and adds to consumer disposable income.
  2. Monetary policy that makes credit available to business and consumers at a low rate without igniting inflation.
  3. A regulatory environment that considers national interests without overburdening businesses and individuals

No.1 Is being addressed by his tax package and that the Senate is trying to water down.

No.2 We’ve had a prolonged period of great liquidity at low interest rates without igniting inflation.

No. 3 He’s been repealing regulations that create business impediments and make the country less competitive globally, and don’t forget renegotiating some very weak trade deals. I hope that he’ll direct his State Department to get rid of the truly ridiculous ITAR regulations that restrain many of our companies from being global juggernauts.

If this is incompetence or stupid or crazy, the individuals making those allegations should quickly find a cure for intellectual hemophilia. Mind boggling, but it’s never been about what’s good for the country, it’s about power and control.

I want to close by saying that some of you have expressed a profound dissatisfaction with your incumbent elected official. The way you deal with that issue is to elect a replacement not switch teams. Switching teams is equivalent to shooting yourself in the foot to get even with the other.

Have a great weekend, be safe, have fun and spend some quality time with your buds and family!

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PROOF Research’s Switch™ Rifle is a Do-Anything, Go-Anywhere Long-Range Package

New Multi-Caliber Precision Rifle Allows Users To Change Barrels At Home

Columbia Falls, MT (November 2017)PROOF Research – the science-based company revolutionizing the firearms industry with innovative materials and products-has released its latest precision rifle package. The new Switch rifle, named for its ability to be easily user-modified to accommodate a wide range of calibers and applications, is being described as the ultimate combination of performance and versatility. With an MSRP under $4,000 the Switch is also the premium rifle maker’s most affordable offering to date.    

“This truly is a one-rifle-does-it-all package,” said Proof Research Marketing Manager Chris Polley. “From big-game hunting to varmints to long-range competitive shooting, the Switch can be owner-reconfigured for virtually any situation or preference. Utilizing aerospace composites in the stock and barrel, this rifle was designed from the action out to have the stiffness and ergonomics required for long-range precision in a package light enough for all-day carry.”

The Switch comes standard with a free-floating, cut-rifled PROOF Research carbon-fiber barrel in one of five calibers: .223, 6 and 6.5mm Creedmoor, .260 or .308. The rifle’s incorporation of a Savage®-style barrel nut allows it to be user-converted to virtually any short-action caliber by simply replacing the barrel and the bolt face-without needing to replace the entire bolt, a part that can easily run over $300.  Additional calibers (available in both steel and carbon-fiber barrels) are offered at a discount to Switch purchasers. The videos below demonstrates the installation process and overall system.

SWITCH Rifle Barrel Change - A PROOF Research Tutorial

SWITCH Rifle Barrel Change – A PROOF Research Tutorial

PROOF Research SWITCH Rifle

PROOF Research SWITCH Rifle

The rifle also features a carbon fiber stock, adjustable TriggerTech trigger, 20 MOA Picatinny rail for optics, and a Bighorn Arms bolt with a unique floating bolt head that prevents misalignment and ensures accuracy.

“This gives the serious hunter one rifle to hunt everything in North America short of Brown Bear,” Polley explained. “Going deep into the backcountry for elk, or to high altitude for trophy sheep? Install your lightweight, tack driving, carbon fiber-wrapped barrel. Planning to slay prairie dogs from the back of your pickup? Swap in your small-caliber steel barrel and get to work.  Adaptability isn’t the only benefit though-as pros will tell you, becoming intimately familiar with one system pays off when that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity requires a high-pressure, time-constrained shot in fading light: To paraphrase past gunslingers, “Beware the man with one rifle, he probably knows how to shoot it.”

Like every PROOF rifle, the Switch is tested for accuracy and precision in the company’s state-of-the-art testing facility before it ships and is guaranteed for ½ MOA or better accuracy. The Switch has an MSRP of $3,995 and is available through PROOF dealers, including Cabela’s. Barrels and bolt faces in additional calibers are available from dealers or directly from PROOF.

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Ashbury Precision Ordnance Rolls Out Marine Scout Sniper Experience with Hope For The Warriors Fundraiser Raffle Winners

Experiential RifleSports Adventure Mini-Camp with Veteran USMC Scout Sniper Instructors to Benefit Leading Veterans’ Service Organization

Ruckersville, VA. Over a crisp, fall November weekend, four lucky firearms enthusiasts made their way from around the country traveling into the forests of Central Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains to take part in an adventure travel and firearms industry first – an all inclusive Marine Scout Sniper Marksmanship Experience adventure. This premium experiential RifleSports Lifestyle Experience is conducted by Ashbury Precision Ordnance(APO), a leading recreational firearms industry manufacturer of modular rifle chassis systems and builder of custom long range precision rifles.  The winners were randomly selected from APO’s  Epic Shooting Sports Equipment fundraiser raffle with donations benefiting Hope For The Warriors,  a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for veterans, service members and military families.

This authentic Marine Scout Sniper mini-camp is organized and operated by the experiential RifleSports activities group at Ashbury Precision Ordnance Mfg.  The APO Experience team conducts premium tailored one-day, weekend and week-long RifleSports Lifestyle Experiences on remote private grounds accessible by 4×4 off-road vehicles and helicopters in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains of Central Virginia. 

“Ashbury is excited to continue our support for Hope For The Warriors,” said Pamela Bergeret, Ashbury Executive Vice President.  “Hope For The Warriors does important work to support and assist our nation’s military veterans and their families, so Ashbury was only too pleased to provide this unique experiential military adventure highlighting these elite legendary warriors.”

The Marine Scout Sniper Marksmanship Experience is a realistic, exciting, two-day / two-night weekend mini-camp designed to provide adventurers with an exclusive hands-on, up-close and personal experience into the world of the Marine Corps MOS 0317/8541 Scout Sniper.  The Marine Scout Sniper Experience is led by former senior Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO’s) with many years of leadership, global war on terror combat experience, and in training Infantry Marine allied forces, MARSOC snipers and sniper instructors.  These highly qualified Marine H.O.G.‘s are also involved in the Marine Scout Sniper Association where they support today’s active duty fleet Scout Snipers and former service members.

“Programs like Ashbury’s Scout Sniper Experience help Hope For The Warriors raise vital funds to support our veterans’ services programs, while providing motivated and patriotic citizens with a seldom seen glimpse into the world of specialized American military combat infantrymen,” said Christopher Sharon, Chief Operating Officer at Hope For The Warriors and, himself, a former Chief Instructor at Quantico’s elite Marine Scout Sniper Schoolhouse.  “The glitz and glamour of what is portrayed about Scout Snipers on television shows and the movies does little to explain the intense hard work, patriotism, and dedication to the sniping craft each sniper embraces .  Many hundreds of hours of training in a variety of disciplines are required for a Scout Sniper to earn their coveted H.O.G.’s tooth and become effective combat assets protecting Marine ground forces, gathering intelligence, and eliminating hostile threats on the battlefield as required.”

Participants in the Marine Scout Sniper Marksmanship Experience are provided with all equipment for their field craft activities and live firing training to include: APO precision tactical rifles, match grade ammunition, premium rifle & observation optics, night vision & thermal sights, safety gear, backpacks, and ghillie suit camouflage. Each participant receives personal Scout Sniper coaching and instruction in Fieldcraft while engaging reactive steel targets during day and night range training from a variety of firing positions out to beyond 1,000 yards using .308 Winchester precision rifles, just like active duty Marine Scout Snipers.

Live-fire range activities culminate with participants engaging targets out to 1760 yards (one-mile), firing APO .338 Lapua Magnum, .375 Cheytac® and .50 BMG caliber rifles to include the powerful Barrett 50 cal SASR (Special Application Scoped Rifle) anti-materiel rifle.  While the emphasis of the Experience is focused on the sniper’s fieldcraft and expertise with the long gun, participants are also familiarized with APO Custom Shop 9mm, .45cal pistols and .223 M4 type sound-suppressed carbines for close-in engagements.

APO’s Marine Scout Sniper Marksmanship Experience is highlighted with lodging at a premium mountain B&B, full country breakfasts, hearty lunches and sumptuous evening dinners with chef-prepared “farm to fork” and “forest to fork” cuisine. Dinners are inspired  by Virginia artisan farmers and high-quality wild game purveyors. Evening meals are paired with hand-selected full-bodied Virginia and California wines finishing with tasty desserts.  After dinner cordials accompany fireside conversations with the Marine Scout Snipers about the real life experiences of Snipers in combat which stories are both riveting and awe inspiring.

What an amazing weekend experience!  Learning long range shooting from three of America’s best USMC instructors. Well setup and challenging ranges, top notch rifles, food and lodging, friendly support staff, and great camaraderie.  And by the way, all to support a worthy cause!  It just doesn’t get better than that,” said Dr. Nestor Karas, a recent APO Experience participant.  “Thank you APO and Hope For The Warriors for a memorable weekend.”

If you are Interested in making a donation to Hope For The Warriors visit their website  For more information about Ashbury’s Precision Ordnance Mfg please visit Information on APO RifleSports Lifestyle Experiences, precision shooting, hunting, tactical firearms and military sniper adventure travel programs can be found at

To explore the 2018 Cabela’s CLUB program, THE ASHBURY EXPERIENCE, please visit here. Other APO Riflesports offerings can be found at and

About Ashbury

Ashbury International Group Inc. is a central Virginia USA based company, having more than 20 years of international experience serving the US government, DOD, and special operations forces (SOF) is now also serving the recreational shooting sports community.
Ashbury Precision Ordnance Mfg. (APO), a division of the Ashbury International Group Inc. is a BATFE licensed 07/11/SOT commercial firearms and shooting accessories manufacturer. APO manufactures high quality SABER® bolt action receivers and patented modular rifle chassis systems for factory production and custom bolt action rifles. APO manufactures recreational, hunting, multi-sport competition and tactical precision rifles in calibers from .223 Rem, to .408 Cheytac® and SABER®-M700™ sport utility rifles. The APO Custom Shop offers custom reflex sight installation on premium pistols and complete special order custom precision rifle and pistol builds for discriminating clients.
APO manufactures a line of high quality rugged electro-optical weapon mounts, and TACT3 field tripods. The company also manufactures and distributes a wide range of rifle sports accessories to include mounts, TACT3 Tripods, RUAG Swiss-P ammunition, Field Firing Solutions (FFS) ballistic software, RSTA-II Tripod Shooting System, Long Range Accuracy Bipods, and Snipers Field Tool Kits all available in

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Kit Up published some great photos contributed by the 101st Airborne unit that recently received “brand spanking new” SIG SAUER M17s (a.k.a. P320). The 101st now has a great sidearm in its inventory, but pictures reveal a disturbing weakness in its pedagogy; more specifically, proper pistol handling and basic pistol marksmanship. The two pictures below illustrate two of the more obvious problems.



Notice the operator’s grip on both of these pictures. It’s quite likely that neither one of these soldiers could achieve reasonable combat accuracy at any range. A problem which works its way into a false 9mm lethality problem.

The Army does a great job with primary weapon system training but secondary weapon proficiency needs significant improvement.

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U.S. Army Fields SIG SAUER® M17/M18 Pistols



Newington, NH (November 28, 2017) – Today the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) became the first unit to field the U.S. Army’s new M17 and M18 Modular Handgun System. The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) began fielding the new handguns today at Fort Campbell, Kentucky under the command of Col. Derek K. Thomson.

“What a great day,” said Thomson.  “To witness modernization firsthand as my soldiers became the first in the Army and this storied division to fire the new pistol is an absolute honor.”


Images Courtesy of the 101st Airborne Division.

The MHS handgun is a variant of the SIG SAUER® P320® pistol and is equipped with an external safety, an integrated MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail for the attachment of light and laser systems, self-illuminating night sights to maintain combat effectiveness in all lighting conditions, and is capable of accepting a sound suppressor.

Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG SAUER, Inc., said “We are both humbled and proud that the P320 was selected by the U.S. Army as its weapon of choice. Securing this contract is a testimony to SIG SAUER employees and their commitment to innovation, quality and manufacturing the most accurate and reliable firearms in the world.”

Over the next 10 years the Army will distribute the new MHS handguns to all Army units replacing the M9 pistol, which has been in service since 1986.

“That’s pretty dated technology,” said Lt. Col. Steven Power, Project Manager Soldier Weapons, individual weapons product manager.  “The specific performance improvements of the MHS over the M9 include better accuracy, tighter dispersion, and better ergonomics, which when combined, result in a far more lethal pistol.”

“The world has changed since the strength and resilience of this division was forged during the maelstrom of World War II,” said Maj. Gen. Andrew P. Poppas, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) commander. “In order to maintain our decisive edge, we must continue to outpace our potential adversaries with more lethal capabilities, from the modular handgun system we fielded today to the innovative and adaptive air assault concepts, equipment and training the 101st continues to perfect.”

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

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

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NIDV-Symposium in Rotterdam Ahoy: “Adaptivity is key to public security”


How can Dutch public security organizations adapt to today’s rapidly-changing circumstances?
On Thursday 30 November 2017, representatives from industry, government and knowledge institutes, led by former Commander of the Royal Netherlands Army Lieutenant General (ret.) Mart de Kruif, will come together to discuss how the adaptivity of our armed forces, police and security organizations can and must ensure the safety of the public. Hans Büthker, CEO of GKN Aerospace, Gerrit den Uyl, Director of the Police Service Centre, Paul de Krom, CEO and chair of the Executive Board at TNO and Pierre Delsaux, Deputy Director-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs with the European Commission will all share their perspectives on recent developments in this sector.
This will take place in connection with the Netherlands Industries for Defence and Security (NIDV) foundation’s 29th annual Symposium & Exhibition, to be held in the Rotterdam Ahoy conference center.
Our national security cannot be viewed as distinct from the developments taking place around us. Technology is advancing at an exponential rate and is becoming increasingly accessible for a larger group. As a result, our opponents sometimes have access to the most advanced resources. There would also seem to be few obstacles in place to prevent terrorists from obtaining these means. Governments, on the other hand, are subject to constraint in the form of a multitude of regulations.
In 2017, the challenges faced by security organizations in the Netherlands have not decreased. Partly for that reason, the Dutch government has decided to once again invest in the security of our country. This investment is vital and will offer a range of opportunities. The NIDV Symposium demonstrates how the business community can contribute to the security of the Netherlands by supplying innovative products.
About 100 companies from a dozen countries in and outside Europe will be in attendance on Thursday. There will also be plenty of opportunity for the companies to do business together. In addition, the Ministry of Defence, the Police, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will attend as exhibitors. This year’s Exhibition will pay particular attention to maritime and radar technologies, although IT, communications, simulators and sustainability will be addressed as well. In the course of a single day, all major players from the government, industry and knowledge institutes will have a chance to speak with one another.
The day’s event is a closed meeting for professionals from the business community and government. More than 2,300 people recently registered. Members of the press are welcome. Credentials must be presented and personal details submitted by email. Journalists may contact the NIDV foundation to register. Contact: Anne Brockherde, email:, tel.: +31 (0)62 643 1082.

  • Morning program (Symposium hall):
    Moderator: Lieutenant General (ret.) Mart de Kruif
    08:00 – 17:00 Visit exhibition
    10:00 – 10:05 Welcome by Hans Hillen, chairman NIDV
    10:05 – 10:15 Introduction by Symposium moderator
    10:15 – 10:35 Hans Büthker, CEO GKN Aerospace : “Steppingstone to the Aerospace
    Champions League”
    10:35 – 10:55 Gerrit den Uyl, director of Police Services Centre: “The police and the
    future of our security”
    10:55 – 11:20 Coffee/tea break
    11:20 – 11:40 Paul de Krom, Chair of the Executive Board and CEO of TNO: “The past is a given, but you can shape the future”
    11:40 – 12:00 Pierre Delsaux, European Commission, Deputy Director-General for the
    Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs: “The way to a
    European Industrial Technological Base for Defence and Security”
    12:00 – 12:15 Summary and conclusion by Symposium moderator
    12:15 – 12:25 2nd presentation of the Jan Gmelich Meijling-Award by Lieutenant General Martin Wijnen
  • Afternoon program (Booth 2.110, Hal 2):
    Moderator: Major General (ret.) Jaap Willemse
    13:30 – 14:00 Defence Innovation Game – Winner’s speech (TNO and Skydec)
    14:00 – 14:15 Jaime Karreman, Q&A and handover book “In het
    diepste geheim” to vice admiral Arie Jan de Waard
    14:15 – 14:45 Ron Boelsma, Innovation- and Knowledge broker, Police: “Is security
    possible without Artificial Intelligence?”
    15:00 – 15:30 Captain Paul Willemse, Projectleader (NL) Mine Countermeasures (MCM), Defence Material Organisation: “Belgium – The Netherlands future MCM
    15:45 – 16:15 Mark Bokdam , Projectleader C2000, Fire Brigade: “Deployability of
    drones: A pioneering cooperation!”

The NIDV foundation is the primary link between the Netherlands’ defense and security industry and its government. It promotes the industry with regard to national and international contracts, including government tenders, and in national and international supply chains. The Netherlands Industries for Defence and Security is synonymous with the highest possible quality and effectiveness of equipment, services and application-oriented knowledge. NIDV is also a strategic partner of the government in the area of defense and security and a key figure in the triple helix collaboration between the government, knowledge institutes and the business community.

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SWAT, Bomb Squad, and K9 Conference in Vegas


Presented by: Tripwire Operations Group



The year’s most significant, all-inclusive tactical conference in the United States – the 2018 BRAVO3 Conference and Vendor Show. This premier gathering of SWAT, K-9, and BOMB SQUAD operators allows you to stay at the forefront of the industry by offering the finest in training, education, technique and procedure sharing, and professional networking. Our mission is to provide the professional men and women of the SWAT, K-9, and BOMB SQUAD world with unsurpassed training opportunity BRAVO3 is ideal for any organization, company, or individual that manufactures, distributes, or sells equipment, products, and services related to the law enforcement, military, and tactical industries.


A full 3-day all-inclusive pass is $295/person (register early for special pricing of $275 valid thru December 31, 2017), which will provide you with a complimentary swag bag, and a certificate for 16-hours of Continuing Law Enforcement Education. We anticipate 300-500 personnel to be in attendance.


A line-up of world-renowned instructors will be presenting instruction on real-world topics that are critical to SWAT, K-9, and Bomb Squad operations. Combined with our à la carte style schedule, this is a training event that you cannot afford to miss. Topics to be covered will include, but are not limited to:

  • Survival Tactics for UC Officers
  • Restraint Defeat, SERE, & CQC
  • Combat Mindset & Critical Thinking
  • Robotic Breaching & SWAT/EOD Interoperability
  • Comprehensive IED Electronics
  • Insight Into ISIS Weaponry and IED’s
  • Intro to Homemade Explosives
  • Advanced Weapon Retention
  • The Science of K9 Odor Detection
  • IEDs: A Historical Overview
  • Decoy Skills for K9 Maintenance and Scenario-Based Training
  • More…

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Team SIG Captain Max Michel Has a Banner Year


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Newington, NH (November 28, 2017) – SIG SAUER, Inc., congratulates Max Michel, captain of Team SIG, on an exceptional year of achievement and performance across 2017. Michel led Team USA to a Gold Medal at the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) Handgun World Shoot held at the National Shooting Center in Chateauroux, France on August 28 – September 2. In addition to his outstanding performance on the world stage, Michel scored superb wins on the national level as well, earning 3 national champion titles. Michel earned the Carry Optics National Champion title at 2017 USPSA SIG SAUER® Optics National Championship held at the Universal Shooting Academy in Frostproof, Florida from March 23 – 26. Michel went on to earn the Overall Champion title at the US Steel Shooting Nationals held at the South River Gun Club in Covington, Georgia from March 30 – April 1. At the Pro-Am Shooting National Championship held at the Volusia County Gun and Hunt Club in New Smyrna Beach, Florida he finished first overall in the Optics Division.


On top of his national championship titles, Michel earned numerous titles at state and sectional championships across the country.

World Speed Shooting Championship – 2nd Place Open Division
USPSA Area 3 – Overall Champion
USPSA Area 6 – Carry Optics Champion
USPSA Double Tap Championship – Overall Champion
USPSA LA Gator Classic – Overall Champion
USPSA AL Sectional Championship – Overall Champion
USPSA OK Sectional Championship – Overall Champion
USPSA MS State Championship – Overall Champion
USPSA NM Sectional Championship – Overall Champion
Aiming For Zero Charity Match – Overall Champion

Not content to rest on his laurels, Max Michel wrote his name into the Guinness Book of World Records for his action-pistol shooting. He knocked down 6 steel plates in 2.05 seconds from the draw with his 9mm SIG SAUER P320® Pistol. He then unofficially broke his own world record on October 21 posting an amazing 1.91 second time on his first run. This was documented while doing a demonstration, with TV camera’s rolling and in front of over 400 spectators at an Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) disabled veteran range event at the San Antonio Police Training Academy.

“While Max’s skill and proficiency with a pistol is well known in the shooting sports world, his latest performance transcends the competitive arena and places it squarely in the public domain.” Said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales. There are many great shooters out there, but a Guinness World Record title adds documented validity and notoriety, elevating Max’s credentials to an even higher level of distinction. And he topped off his year by unofficially setting the bar even higher, shattering his own world record at a disabled veterans event. The fact that Max gives his time to attend events such as this just solidifies that he is not only a world class shooter, but a world class good guy.”

SIG SAUER, Inc. is The Complete Systems Provider™, leading the industry in American innovation, ingenuity, and manufacturing. SIG SAUER® brings a dedication to superior quality, ultimate reliability, and unmatched performance that has made it the brand of choice among many of the world’s elite military, government and law enforcement units as well as responsible citizens. SIG SAUER offers a full array of products to meet any mission parameter, including handguns, rifles, ammunition, electro-optics, suppressors, ASP (Advanced Sport Pellet) airguns and training. The largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland, SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company with more than 1,600 employees. For more information on SIG SAUER, any of its products, or the SIG SAUER Academy SM, please visit on to

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Team SIG Shooter Lena Miculek Continues to Dominate Ladies Action Shooting in 2017


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Newington, NH (November 28, 2017) – SIG SAUER, Inc., congratulates Team SIG Shooter, Lena Miculek, for making 2017 the best year in Team SIG history with outstanding wins at the top of her shooting disciplines. She earned numerous titles throughout the 2017 season.

LenaMiculek earned the title of High Lady while competing in Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC) with a SIG MPX® at the 2017 USPSA SIG SAUER® Optics National Championship at the Universal Shooting Academy in Frostproof, Florida on March 23-16. Miculek went on to again claim the High Lady Title at the Lucas Oil Pistol Caliber Carbine World Championship held at the Lucas Ranch in Cross Timbers, Missouri on September 1-3. Competing with her SIGM400® rifle, Miculek excelled as a member of the 1st place Ladies Open Team at the IPSC Rifle World Shoot held at Patriot Park near Moscow, Russia, competing in 30 stages against almost 600 competitors from 40 countries. Miculek also won 1st place Ladies Individual, and was the winner of the Ladies Open Shoot-off.

Miculek took home the title of High Lady at the NRA World Shooting Championship at the Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, West Virginia on September 13-15. The NRA World Shooting Championship is a very different style of match, forcing participants to compete in twelve different shooting disciplines using unfamiliar firearms. Proving she can compete in a variety of divisions, Miculek took home seven other titles this season.

  • USPSA OK Sectional Championship – Champion, Pistol Caliber Carbine Division
  • USPSA Area 6 Championship – High Lady
  • Starlight Night Match – High Lady
  • Babes With Bullets 3-Gun Challenge – High Lady, 1st Place Tac-Optics
  • Wyoming Governor’s Cup – High Lady
  • 3-Gun Nation Florida Regional Championship – High Lady
  • 3-Gun Nation South Carolina Region Championship – High Lady

“This year proved to me something I’ve believed and tried my best to follow throughout my career. Every Single time I go to the range, I try new things looking for a better way to be a more complete shooter. Because of that method of training I earned my 7th world title this year while shooting 5 different disciplines, said Miculek. The key to success is to never stop learning.”

SIG SAUER, Inc. is The Complete Systems Provider™, leading the industry in American innovation, ingenuity, and manufacturing. SIG SAUER® brings a dedication to superior quality, ultimate reliability, and unmatched performance that has made it the brand of choice among many of the world’s elite military, government and law enforcement units as well as responsible citizens. SIG SAUER offers a full array of products to meet any mission parameter, including handguns, rifles, ammunition, electro-optics, suppressors, ASP (Advanced Sport Pellet) airguns and training. The largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland, SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company with more than 1,600 employees. For more information on SIG SAUER, any of its products, or the SIG SAUER Academy SM, please visit on to

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The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) to Offer TrainingSeminars at SHOT Show 2018

The NTOA will offer four seminars and one full day of critical incident debriefs to registered SHOT Show attendees who serve in law enforcement or the military.


Doylestown, Pa. (November 2017) – The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) will once more offer SHOT Show attendees the opportunity to participate in NTOA training seminars. As part of the Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP), participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion, confirming course participation and documenting their training. The LEEP program focuses on the most contemporary law enforcement challenges and technology advancements. A one-time registration fee of $25 gives attendees access to all 2018 LEEP courses, except for the full-day Critical Incidents Debriefs, which has a separate $89 registration fee.

Attendees must be law enforcement or military and registered through SHOT Show to attend the incident debriefs and LEEP programs.

“Our seminars continue to be sold out and are some of the most highly demanded LEEP sessions year after year during SHOT Show. This year we are returning with more seminars and have partnered with SHOT Show to offer a special full day of critical incident debriefs. Any law enforcement officer or military personnel who attends our sessions will leave with a full toolbox to help them tackle today’s pressing challenges,” commented Thor Eells, NTOA’s executive director.

The NTOA will be offering the following seminars:

A Day of Critical Incident Debriefs
Monday, Jan. 22, 2018
Marcello 4505
0800 – 1700

The NTOA and SHOT Show have teamed up to bring you a full day of critical incident debriefs. Subject matter experts from around the United States will provide a detailed analysis of several recent major critical incidents. Agencies continue to be challenged with incidents that test their response capability and their capacity to recover from resource-draining circumstances. This seminar will focus on sharing lessons learned from the perspective of patrol, SWAT and command-level personnel on such issues as communication, policy, equipment, and pre-event training and exercises. The daylong event will help attendees identify the delta between what your agency is prepared for and the realities of critical incidents.

Super Session – Top Tactical Concepts for Law Enforcement Operations
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018
Marcello 4402
0815 – 1015

This course will present many of the top 20 tactical concepts that are important for every officer, team member, team leader and team commander. These concepts are applicable to patrol critical incidents and SWAT operations. The concepts will be delivered through the use of lecture, class discussion, incident debriefs and videos. Students will come away with a better appreciation of concepts, such as safety priorities, officer jeopardy, opportunity, the 4Cs, space and time, tactical pause, tactical aim points, soft skills (de-escalation) and scenario based/integrated training.

Super Session – Active Shooter Update and the Advanced Police Officer
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
Marcello 4402
0815 – 1015

Active shooter events continue to concern communities and their law enforcement agencies. This presentation will review recent incidents for lessons to be learned and examine the ongoing evolution of law enforcement response. The NTOA’s Active Shooter program is designed to prepare first-arriving officers to confront and neutralize the threat and save lives.

Super Session – Law Enforcement Response to Suicidal Subjects
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
Marcello 4402
0815 – 1015

This course is designed to educate police personnel on the legalities and challenges faced when responding to suicidal subjects. Unique perspectives are provided in order to provoke discussion within agencies to have a true understanding of the relevant Constitutional requirements. Case law examples are provided as talking points to assist in guiding policy and response decision-making. In addition, model programs from throughout the United States are presented as potential options for agencies to consider.

The Future of Tactical Patrol Operations
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
Marcello 4402
1045 – 1215

Terrorism, police ambushes and active violence incidents have changed the expectations placed on patrol officers today. This seminar will explore what’s being taught in basic law enforcement academies today, the delta in tactical response training and steps that agencies can take to improve their own training capabilities.

To register for any of these seminars, please visit here:

For more information on the National Tactical Officers Association, visit or call 800-279-9127. Join the NTOA today and start receiving the benefits of better training and stay on top of the ever-changing and challenging world of law enforcement.

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Pre-Order For UMQDS Mounts Is Now Open

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The U.S. Optics UMQDS mounts are back. The mounts are available for pre-order now and by clicking on the link below, you can get in line. They will be available in a 34mm tube size with the option of 0, 20 or 30 MOA, so finding one to fit your platform won’t be an issue. They have dual locking throw levers which not only makes detaching and installing your optic quick and efficient, but it won’t effect your repeatability in the slightest. Finding a mount durable enough to keep up with your new B-Series is hard, so these mounts are here to stay.

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