SIG SAUER, Inc. has determined that a limited number of rifles in the SIG716 DMR®, SIG516® Carbon Fiber and SIGM400® Predator models are subject to a Safety Warning and Recall Notice. Some models were built with a two-stage SIG SAUER trigger that may have an improperly heat-treated hammer. Over time, this could result in a trigger malfunction creating a significant safety hazard. SIG SAUER is issuing a mandatory recall to replace the hammer and trigger assembly in these specific rifles. This recall does not affect any military or law enforcement rifles or any SIG MCX®/SIG MPX® products.

SIG SAUER will correct any of the affected firearms at no cost to the customer.

The firearms affected by the recall can be identified by the presence of a SIG mark etched into the hammer. See image below.

SIG SAUER Rifle Safety Warning Two-stage SIG SAUER trigger

To determine if a rifle is subject to the recall, take the following two actions:

  • Enter your firearm’s 9-digit serial number in the box below.
    • The serial number is located on the left side of the lower receiver.
    • NOTE: The serial number will never contain letters “i” or “o”.
  • If your firearm’s serial number is identified to be one of those affected by the recall, stop using the firearm immediately and follow the four corrective steps below.


Serial Number Look Up (Click Here)

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MantisX App Updates Now Available

 A quick heads up on some recent MantisX app updates that will impact your training:
1) Drills.  Move up the ladder of proficiency. 
2) Shot timer.  For shot splits > 0.25 seconds.
3) Data portability.  Log into the app and your data will sync with the cloud, across devices, and to the MantisX training portal:
More to come.
Train on,
Team Mantis

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Jake Hoback Knives and PROOF Research Team Up on Limited-Edition PROOF of Life Axe

Priest River, ID (September 2017) Jake Hoback Knives and PROOF Research are pleased to announce the release of a collaborative project, the limited edition PROOF of Life Axe.

Jake Hoback started making knives in 1990 in his backyard, pounding them out with a framing hammer and fence post nails. Since then the Idaho-based company has grown into an industry leader in the manufacture of premium knives and axes.

PROOF Research is a science-driven manufacturer of lightweight precision rifle systems, record-breaking steel barrels and carbon fiber-wrapped barrels. The company’s Advanced Composites Division develops next-generation materials to produce innovative weapon systems that lighten warfighter load while increasing durability and effectiveness.

“This was a unique collaboration,” stated Hoback, who describes his design as 1/3 tomahawk, 1/3 crash axe, and 1/3 ultra-light axe. “PROOF Research supplied the technology expertise and composite materials. Their design input was simple and concise: ‘In terms of fighting functionality, materials, and overall design – produce the highest-performance axe regardless of cost.’ Mission accomplished.”

The PROOF of Life axe is CNC-machined from solid S7 tool steel. Recesses and skeletonized cutouts reduce weight to a perfectly balanced 18 ounces, while internal structural webbing and radiused corners keep the design strong enough for heavy use. The head bevels feature scalloped channels to guide the axe into the target and to reduce the risk of glancing blows. Edge geometry was similarly well thought out, with the top of the edge bevel ground for hard chopping, and a shallower grind on the bottom edge for precise slicing and detail work.

The axe’s scales were created from aerospace-grade carbon fiber bound with high-temperature resin for maximum toughness. The fiber grain direction is also parallel to the handle for structural integrity and to reduce the transfer of impact harmonics to the hand.

“Our customers fit into one or both of two niches,” said Derek McDonald, Chief Marketing Officer for PROOF Research, “those whose profession requires the absolute highest performance, and those who demand the very best and are willing to make that investment. The PROOF of Life axe is a fit for both of those customers and also happens to be a very nice collectible for die-hard fans of both Jake Hoback Knives and PROOF Research.”

The limited edition PROOF of Life axe is available at for $750.

For more information on PROOF Research, visit

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Brownells Warehouse Sale Extravaganza

Be there or be square!


3006 Brownells Parkway  Grinnell, Iowa 50112  Exit 182 – Iowa Interstate 80


Phone: 641-236-0001

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Women In Defense National Conference

image001ARLINGTON, VA – Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson, commander of NORTHCOM and NORAD, and Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson will deliver keynote addresses at the 2017 Women In Defense National Conference.

Register now <> to hear these two important officials. Robinson will speak at 10 a.m.; Wilson will speak at 4 p.m. Both addresses will be followed by a Q&A, during which press questions are welcome.

WID and the National Defense Industrial Association invite media to attend this daylong event that will include experts in defense, national security, and foreign affairs. A conference agenda is available at<file:///C:/Users/esocha/Documents/> or<>.

Other noteworthy speakers include:
* Leda Chong, senior vice president of government programs and sales
at Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
* Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Sharon Dunbar, president of human resources
for General Dynamics Mission Systems
* Service to the Flag award winners Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Judith Fedder and Jo Decker, vice president of business development, sales, and operations for the Global Solutions Division of General Dynamics IT
Event sponsors are Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., General Dynamics IT, Lockheed Martin Corp., Crystal Group Inc., and Raytheon.

Women In Defense National Conference
Wed., Sept. 27, 8:15 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036

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Zenith Firearms Eliminates Product Lines to Support Roller-delayed Blowback-centric Business Model



Zenith FirearmsAfton, VA: Zenith Firearms has eliminated three product lines to make way for a heightened and exclusive focus on its signature roller-delayed blowback firearms. This move is the logical result of Zenith’s recent decision to change its business model from one in which it distributes a wide variety of firearm products, to one in which it intensively researches, develops, manufactures, and distributes only those firearms that comprise its signature line. Zenith sold all remaining inventory of its eliminated product lines, which include Tisas, Girsan, and Tedna, to Texas-based firearms wholesale liquidator CDNN Sports.

CEO Hanri Kaya commented on the new business model: “What we’re after is an undivided focus. That is critical if we are to develop the roller-delayed blowback platform to its greatest potential within the context of large-scale production and distribution.”

Zenith’s ongoing investment in a significant manufacturing capability began with its second quarter 2017 occupation of a brand new 84,000 square foot industrial facility, built specifically for firearms manufacturing. With progress currently underway to secure machinery and related assets, the Company’s customers, as well as current and prospective users of the roller-delayed blowback platform, can look forward to the following from Zenith in 2018:

  • Introduction of mid-life improvements to existing roller-delayed blowback models
  • Domestic manufacturing of new, hard-to-find, and 922(r)-relevant accessories
  • Greater consistency in meeting consumer demand
  • Service to an increasing number of law enforcement and government agencies

About Zenith Firearms: Zenith Firearms, Inc. is an Afton, VA-based, American family-owned company that works closely with MKE (Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation) of Turkey to bring the legendary reliability and design of roller-delayed blowback firearms to the U.S. market. Zenith is a BATFE-licensed manufacturer and importer of destructive devices (FFLs 10 and 11), and a DDTC licensed exporter and broker of defense articles.

Sales inquiries: Ryan Lantz, 434-202-7790 x 107,

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Image result for where do i start?This is our first shoot the shit topic in three weeks but what a three weeks it has been! There are millions of people suffering in the States of Texas and Florida; you can expand that to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Three massive hurricanes, none of which had anything to do with global warming, pounded two of our great states and U.S. Territories. Hurricane Harvey in Texas; Irma in Florida, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and U.S. Virgin Islands. Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and to a lesser extent Hurricane Jose. The icing on the cake came with the massive earthquake that struck Mexico City delivering tragic loss of life.To the Mexican people we say hermanos nosotros sufrimos juntos. Yet in the face of adversity, humanity stands strong, indomitable and determined.The challenges we face are many but our energy and talent is boundless.

In the face of great adversity,  we saw, and continue to see, extraordinary leadership surfacing, and we extend our thanks and appreciation to Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton , Florida Governor Rick Scott and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. Your tireless proactive work saved lives and there is no greater measure of achievement. You deserve special recognition, but no leader stands alone and our thanks extends to members of your disaster recovery teams and office staff. To all of you we say Thank You!

We are also extremely proud of our President, Donald J. Trump. His speech, delivered at the U.N., was frank, direct and long overdue. He called out perpetrators of tyranny, terrorism and oppression, and he encouraged the world’s states to respect and enforce their borders, govern in the interest of their people and work in harmony with all countries to improve all of our lives. It was a great moment in our country’s history, so it’s tragic to see miscreants like Stephen Colbert, who represent the very bowels of the entertainment community,  mock the President and his family. Candidly, he aught to be able to find someone from that very group to ridicule not the President of the United States or his family.

On a lighter side and consistent with the tone of our usual shoot the shit topics, have you guys seen American Assassin? If you are a Chinese closet commando you will love this movie!

American Assassin PosterIn this “counter terror” production,  actor Dylan O’Brien plays Mitch Rapp – on camera Dylan O’Brien looks like he weighs all of 90 lbs. and it’s quite likely that, in real life, the only fight he’s been in was at a tofu bar in Santa Monica. 

The movie opens with Mitch Rapp and his girlfriend vacationing in the tropics.  While basking in the ocean waters, he proposes to his girl; giving her his mom’s engagement ring. He then leaves the water to fetch a couple of drinks. Arriving at the bar, he asks the bartender for two strong drinks, which is probably the only way he could get into her swimsuit, but while fetching those drinks, jihadists open fire blazing away with AK-47s killing everyone including his, now, fiancé , Katrina played by Charlotte Vega.

While aimlessly running around on the beach, Mitch Rapp takes a double tap from an AK-47 casually falling to the ground. He survives , but the event shapes the rest of his life and in a matter of minutes transforms into an MMA martial artist, expert shot, knife thrower and linguist who gets recruited by the CIA. They send him to the farm where he meets Stan Hurly, an X-Navy Seal and Cold War CIA Operative, played by Michael Keaton.

The technical aspects of the movie were fairly good, especially the detonation of a nuclear bomb under water. There are a number of maritime weapon systems that can drop a nuclear warhead into the ocean. They have an effective radius of 25+ miles. These warheads work by creating a massive pressure wave that crushes any submerged hull; on the surface, the concussion produces upward water pressure that lifts a surface ship breaking its keel. They can take out an entire carrier group.

If you can deal with some of the movie’s exaggerations, American Assassin is worth the price of admission.

I want to close by saying that we made it through some extraordinary times. It is natural to feel stressed and depressed but nothing is worth you giving up the ship. Rely on your support systems, family, friends, clergy. Be safe, and spend some quality time with your buds and family.

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DNA Labs International’s Senior DNA Analysts to Lead Two Presentations at International Symposium of Human Identification (ISHI)

DNA Labs International’s quality assurance manager, Rachel Oefelein, and senior DNA analyst, Cristina Rentas, to each lead separate presentations at ISHI, held in Seattle, Washington,
Oct. 2 – 5, 2017.

Deerfield Beach, FL (September 2017)DNA Labs International, a private forensic laboratory in Broward County, announces that two of its Senior DNA Analysts will each be leading their own presentations during the International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI), to be held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, Oct. 2 – 5, 2017. Rachel Oefelein, quality assurance manager and senior DNA analyst for DNA Labs International, will be leading “We Solve Crime with a Little Help from our Friends” on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 from 11:50 a.m. to 12:10 p.m., while Cristina Rentas, DNA Labs International senior DNA analyst, will be leading “It Runs in the Family, or Does It? Using Probabilistic Genotyping to Evaluate Possible Familial Relationships in Complex Mixtures” on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 from 9:50 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.

In “We Solve Crime with a Little Help from our Friends,” Rachel Oefelein will discuss how to utilize international cooperation to solve crimes, in particular, cases of serial offenders. Furthermore, the process of establishing this cooperation through the proper channels and the means of seeking out “niche” forensic testing options will be examined. Learn more about this presentation by visiting the ISHI website.

Rachel Oefelein, Quality Assurance Manager, Senior DNA Analyst, DNA Labs International.

Rachel Oefelein is the quality assurance manager and senior DNA analyst for DNA Labs International. She received her MSc in Forensic Science from the University of Strathclyde and her BS in Criminal Justice, with a Forensic Science Minor, from Loyola University of New Orleans. Rachel Oefelein worked at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory (AFDIL) for nearly five years. She interned at the Forensic Lab in Krakow, Poland and is a board member for an animal rescue group.

In “It Runs in the Family, or Does It? Using Probabilistic Genotyping to Evaluate Possible Familial Relationships in Complex Mixtures,” Cristina Rentas will discuss how STRmix™, validated at DNA Labs International in 2015, can be used to assist in deconvoluting mixtures that would otherwise be too complex for DNA analysts to resolve without the use of probabilistic genotyping software. Case examples evaluating the possibility of familial relationships occurring in mixture samples and how these instances were managed will be discussed. Learn more about this presentation by visiting the ISHI website.

Cristina Rentas, Senior DNA Analyst, DNA Labs International.

Cristina Rentas is a senior DNA analyst at DNA Labs International. She received her Master of Forensic Science in Forensic Molecular Biology from George Washington University, as well as a Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering and Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the Catholic University of America. Previously, she worked at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory (AFDIL) for six years in the past identifying the remains of fallen soldiers from military conflicts such as World War I and II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Her current responsibilities include the laboratory processing and analysis of thousands of samples at DNA Labs International, including complex mixtures requiring the use of probabilistic genotyping software, STRmix. She has testified to her conclusions in court systems within the U.S. and internationally.

Now in its 28th year, ISHI is a symposium focused on DNA analysis. Approximately 950 scientists, DNA analysts, law enforcement and legal and ethical experts from around the world gather to share the latest technologies, announce new product concepts and debate policy issues. The conference is open to all practitioners and suppliers of DNA analysis for human identification.

For more information, visit DNA Labs International.Stay up-to-date on the latest in forensics by following DNA Labs International on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Aguila Ammunition Enters the .300 AAC Blackout Space

CONROE, TEXAS – September 19th, 2017 – Texas Armament & Technology (TxAT) and Aguila Ammunition are pleased to be adding a .300 AAC Blackout round to their product offerings.

The high performance, compact round was originally developed by Advanced Armament Corp. (AAC) as a method of launching 30 caliber projectiles from the AR platform without a reduction in magazine capacity and while retaining compatibility with the standard bolt.

Aguila Ammunition’s .300 AAC Blackout delivers broad capabilities in a shorter, lightweight, durable, and low-recoiling package. “Our new .300 AAC Blackout design delivers impact and accuracy, with low recoil much like other Aguila rounds,” says John Domolky, Director of Sales for TxAT/Aguila Ammunition, “and exceeds the 5.56x45mm in reliability in every barrel length, and especially in pistol lengths.

As the .30 caliber round of choice for most AR15 platform hunters and many 3-Gun shooters, our customers have been asking for an Aguila round to meet these standards. We’ve been working closely with our manufacturing team in Cuernavaca to see this SAAMI-certified, 150-grain bullet developed and it’s finally time to get it in the market for tactical applications, self-defense pistols and bolt-action hunting rifles.”

The sales team at TxAT/Aguila Ammunition is working on deep distribution for this product. It’s currently available in a 50-round box with a 20-round box option being added soon. There is no doubt, like with all Aguila Ammunition, the .300 AAC Blackout will yield a competitive, yet customer friendly price-point. This new round, and other Aguila centerfire can be viewed online at

About Aguila Ammunition
Aguila Ammunition, founded in 1961, is manufactured in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico by Industrias Tecnos, S.A. de C.V. As one of the largest rimfire manufacturers in the world, Aguila utilizes cutting-edge technology to manufacture quality rimfire, centerfire and shotshell ammunition. Aguila offers a complete range of products for the self-defense, sport shooting, hunting, law enforcement and military markets. Texas Armament & Technology is the exclusive North American distributor for Aguila Ammunition.

About Texas Armament & Technology
Texas Armament & Technology (TxAT) is the exclusive distributor of Aguila Ammunition in the U.S. and Canadian markets. TxAT specializes in distributing high-quality brands around the globe including distribution into the Mexican market. From marketing strategy, planning and implementation to operational optimization and logistics, TxAT has the experience to bring products to market both domestically and abroad, delivering solutions that deliver results.

For more information on Aguila Ammunition, visit the company website at

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American Tactical Introduces HFS Muzzle Brake

(Summerville, SC ) – American Tactical, US manufacturer and world-wide importer of firearms, ammunition and tactical equipment, is now offering the American Tactical HFS Muzzle Brake.
The HFS (Hold control Follow-through Stabilizer) Muzzle Brake is the newest muzzle device from American Tactical, Inc. The ultra slim 0.750” design allows for easy work on your gas system without the need to remove the muzzle brake from the barrel. The large lateral ports, combined with the smaller dorsal ports, help to reduce muzzle climb by as much as 95%, virtually eliminating muzzle climb when shooting. This reduction allows for more accurate follow up shots as compared to standard muzzle devices.
Additional features and specs include:
– .750” Ultra Slim Design
– 1/2×28 Threading (Standard 5.56 barrel threading)
– 2.25” in Length
– Proprietary Slim Crush Washer Included
– Designed for 95% Reduction of Muzzle Climb
– 4140 Steel
– 100% Machined by American Tactical, Inc. in Summerville, SC
Installation Instructions:
– Place the crush washer on the threaded end of the barrel with the concave side facing forward (towards the muzzle brake)
– Hand tighten the muzzle brake against the crush washer
– Tighten the muzzle brake until the top two ports are indexed top dead center on the barrel
– Check for tightness by attempting to remove by hand (do not over tighten, tightening more than 1 full rotation can cause damage to the parts)
The AT HFS Muzzle Brake (ATIHFS556MB) has an MSRP of $49.95.

For more information on products from American Tactical, visit



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Highly-tunable Concealed Carry Holster

Fast, durable, concealable and comfortable–what  more can one want for concealed carry?

Comp-Tac Victory Gear, LLC, Houston, TX, September 20, 2017, Comp-Tac’s Infidel Ultra Max is a high-tech inside the waistline holster made for over 160 different makes and models of pistols.

Image shows holster and visible (when worn) belt clip. Note soft large double layer leather inside waist paddle for stability and comfort.

The technological aspects are the ultra-smooth fast draw aircraft quality Kydex shell is final fitted to an actual pistol not a form, but it gets better. This holster is designed with cant adjustment allowing the owner to adjust pistol position from a reverse cant to a straight drop or FBI forward cant.

A sturdy two layer comfortable formed top grain soft cowhide backing provides a soft formed material backing that sits against the skin while the holster is inside the waistband making it comfortable to wear and adding excellent support.     

And as with most other Comp-Tac Hybrid holsters, models can be quickly interchanged by swapping out the front Kydex portion of the holster thus saving money on complete units for the person with several pistols who carries concealed.

Belt retention utilizes a nylon polymer clip (shown in image and all that is visible when worn). The clip has a snap closure and fits up to a 11/2-inch belt.

Special options:

An optional nylon clip to fit up to a 13/4-inch belt is available for $3.95. Optional leather belt loops are also available for $3.99 a pair to fit either up to 11/2 or 13/4-inch belt. 

For use with heavy or some special purpose firearms the company’s CTAC Strut adds another belt loop assembly thus spreading a heavier gun’s weight more evenly. This 2-minute easy to attach or remove option is added to the rearmost portion of the holster–$7.95


  • Holster shell: Specialized aircraft grade Kydex shell.
  • Models: Over 160 holsters to fit various pistol brands and models..
  • Materials: Aircraft Kydex and leather in: Black (Henry Ford got that right)
  • MSRP: $80.99–holster and complete paddle assembly.
  • MSRP: $24.99 for additional Kydex holster body only to fit customer’s existing Comp-Tac leather backing.
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ARMY 2017 Kalashnikov Exhibit and Live Fire Demonstration

Valdimir Onokoy, Kalashnikov Technical Consultant, takes your through the AK-12K, AK-15K and RPK-16. These are presented as a line of new shoulder fired weapons.

Along with a short live fire session, In this video Valdimir covers the new AM-17 compact assault rifle, SVCh semi-automatic sniper rifle, KSV 12.7mm sniper rifle,PL-15 and PL-15K semi-automatic pistols.

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Sneak Preview: Streamlight ProTac HL-X Handheld


All of the natural disasters gave us an opportunity to put Streamlight’s ProTac HL-X to use. This is one heck of a light that function flawlessly in less than optimal conditions. We’ll have our review out for your reading pleasure in October.

I will spill the beans and tell you that it made our Holiday Shopping Suggestions which will be available late November,

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Aimpoint Launches New CompM5™ Sight–DSEI 2017

Aimpoint® CompM5 with 39 mm Spacer and LRP Mount

London, England – September 12, 2017 – Aimpoint, the originator and worldwide leader in reflex sighting technology, has announced the addition of the new Aimpoint® CompM5™ sight to their professional product line. Powered by a single AAA battery, and weighing just 147 grams (5.19 ounces), the CompM5 takes its place as the most compact optic in the Aimpoint® Comp™ Series family of sights.

Originally created to meet the needs of a specific official end user, the CompM5 is now being offered for sale worldwide as contract commitments and production levels permit. The compact size of the CompM5 was made possible by the sight being powered by a single AAA battery. These small and lightweight batteries are inexpensive and easy to find almost anywhere in the world. Readily available alkaline versions of the AAA simplify logistics, and eliminate the potential shipping hazards inherent in lithium batteries. Like the other Comp Series sights, the CompM5 boasts an extremely long battery life – with over 5 years of constant-on use at intensity level seven.

The CompM5 is fully submersible up to 45 meters (150 feet), and is compatible with all generations of Night Vision Devices, as well as Aimpoint’s professional magnifier line. A military grade optical lens system gives the CompM5 exceptional light transmission and dot clarity, making the sight operationally parallax free, and providing a crisp, clear dot even under magnification.

“The Aimpoint Comp Series has been established as the worldwide standard for military grade reflex sights for over 20 years. The new CompM5 sight provides professional end users the same levels of performance provided by our full-sized sights in a much more compact optic,” said Lennart Ljungfelt, President of Aimpoint AB. “This new product saves size and weight for the operator, with no sacrifice in overall performance.”

Aimpoint produces a complete line of high quality reflex sights for use by military, law enforcement, hunters, and sport shooters worldwide. The company also produces electronic fire control systems for use on crew-served military weapons. For more information on the CompM5 or other Aimpoint® products, please visit the company’s webpage:

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Hogue Inc. Announces New HandALL Beavertail Grip Sleeves for Glock 26/27


Henderson, NV – Hogue Incorporated is proud to announce the newest addition to their line of HandALL® Beavertail™ Grip Sleeves with a model precisely designed to fit Glock’s 26 & 27. “Offering a Beavertail Grip Sleeve for Glock’s double stack sub-compact 26 and 27 models is a direct response to customer requests,”said grip designer Matt Hogue. “We have been making grip sleeves to fit Glocks since 1993. The enhanced precision features of our new unique-fit models are the next step in providing a long-lasting natural grip
solution for today’s shooters.”

The Beavertail Grip Sleeve is installed by slipping it over the firearm’s grip frame until it seats perfectly into position. The sleeve is precision manufactured to offer a more secure and comfortable fit. Once installed, the HandALL sleeve provides finger grooves for instinctive handling and control of the firearm. The grooves lead into a gentle palm swell that has been carefully designed to fit naturally in the hand. The beavertail built into the grip sleeve rises high along the backstrap of the frame. This provides full rubber contact with the hand allowing a higher hand-placement on the grip. In addition to protection and comfort, the beavertail also cushions the hand during recoil by providing better distribution of recoil forces. The built-in features of the grip sleeve provide comfort and confidence which in turn promotes accuracy.

The HandALL is built from a long-lasting durable thermoplastic elastomer compound. This rubber ages very gracefully and keeps a firm, tacky feel throughout the life of the grip. It will not harden, split or crack with age or usage. The surface is covered with Hogue’s familiar Cobblestone™ texture, a series of small circular bumps that provide an efficient non-slip, non-irritating grip on the rubber. This model of HandALL Beavertail Grip Sleeves has an MSRP of $10.95 for black, and $12.95 for OD green, flat dark earth, pink and purple.

The grip sleeve also alternatively fits Glock’s 31, 32 and 33 as well as H&K’s USP Compact .40. Although not designed for a precision fit on these models, the grip will fit and function well. Hogue Grip Sleeves are manufactured in their family-owned and operated facilities under the direct supervision of the Hogue family. Hogue, Inc. supports local dealers and encourages customers to purchase Hogue products locally. For more information please call Hogue directly at 1-800-438-4747 or visit to find a Hogue dealer near you. HOGUEINC.COM • 1-800-438-4747

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Larry Vickers on the FN Collector Series

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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Chromatra LLC™ Exhibits ColorTAC™ CVA-14 Color Night Vision at NTOA Trade Show

To see the ColorTAC™ CVA-14, visit booth #355 at the NTOA Trade Show, to be held Sept. 24 – 25, 2017 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Beverly, Mass. (September 2017) – Chromatra LLC™, the innovator behind the design and manufacture of color capable night vision, will demonstrate its new product, the ColorTAC™ CVA-14 at booth #355atthe National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Trade Show. This state-of-the-art clip-on technology allows night vision users to see color through any existing PVS-14 device.

The NTOA Trade Show Tactical Operations Conference connects law enforcement professionals with internationally renowned instructors offering cutting-edge approaches to challenges faced by officers every day.  This year’s event will be held Sept. 24 – 25, 2017 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona and will feature over 75 courses including seminars, practical tracks, and several contemporary incident debriefs.  Additionally, NTOA offers a first-class trade show where exhibitors such as Chromatra will demonstrate the most up-to-date equipment and technologies.

So how can ColorTAC benefit your organization?  By providing the entire picture…

For all its advantages, current night vision has inherent disadvantages as well:  The green or white glow of a NVG eliminates many tactically critical, color-coded pieces of information:  Is that blood or water on that shirt?  Is that mud or pavement?  Is that the car we’re looking for?  Is that a marsh or a field?  What am I looking at?  Who am I looking at?  With ColorTAC, Military and Law Enforcement officials will be able to answer these questions quickly and accurately.

Chromatra is the first company to develop this technology and is currently doing day and night demonstrations for military, law enforcement agencies and organizations that focus on disaster related efforts.

For professionals that rely on NVG’s to perform their mission, the ability to “See What’s Missing” can mean the difference between life and death. Pictured below are before and after photographs comparing the monochromatic green image seen through a PVS-14 to a PVS-14 with the ColorTAC CVA-14 color adapter attached.  Which picture will your team see?

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Surefire Introduced the SureFire 2211 Signature WristLight

The rechargeable SureFire 2211® Signature WristLight provides hands-free tactical illumination for a broad range of low-light scenarios—including use with a handgun—and also features a fully integrated quality timepiece. When strapped to your support-side wrist, the 2211 Signature automatically aligns with a handgun when the weapon is held with a standard two-handed grip, projecting sufficient light for threat identification at close to medium range in low light and darkness. Its broad MaxVision Beam™, created by a precision faceted reflector that shapes the LED’s output into a seamless wall of white light, is generated at three output levels: 300, 60, and 15 lumens. The first two levels are bright enough to overwhelm an aggressor’s dark-adapted vision, providing a tactical advantage, and the lowest output level is perfect for tasks that don’t require so much light, such as loading gear. There’s even an optional 2211 WristLight Conversion Headstrap accessory (sold separately) that allows you to convert the WristLight into a headlamp, for tasks where you need both hands and the light source a bit farther back, such as working on an engine.

The virtually indestructible LED’s output is controlled via either of two ambidextrous switches found on the WristLight’s rugged, hard-anodized aluminum body. The LED is powered by a rechargeable lithium- ion battery that’s easily charged using an included micro-USB cable—there’s even an integral LED fuel gauge that lets you know when the WristLight needs charging. Just like our 2211® Luminox® WristLight, the Signature model features a fully integrated watch. For a go-anywhere tactical light with a fully integrated timepiece—at an attractive price point to boot—you can’t go wrong with a SureFire 2211 Signature WristLight.


  • Straps to support-hand wrist, via its adjustable nylon strap, for instant access to 300 lumens and automatic alignment with handgun
  • Precision faceted reflector creates perfect MaxVision Beam. that’s wide and evenly dispersed
  • Ambidextrous switching activates three levels of useful light: 300, 60, and 15 lumens
  • A quality timepiece is fully integrated into the body for added functionality
  • Fuel gauge indicates remaining battery power
  • Powered by a single rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Backed by SureFire’s No-Hassle Guarantee
  • M.S.R.P. $199
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We decided to take a look at Magpul’s magazine well for the Gen 3 and Gen 4 Glocks. Our conclusion is that its incremental cost is more than compensated for by the improved performance. Installation is a two minute process, and fit and finish are in keeping with Magpul’s  reputation.

20170917_212357The magwell ships with all components needed. Installation requires that you insert the magazine well in your grip; then, tighten the provided retaining screw. The only caution is that you not over tighten the screw, which should be flush with the back strap.

In addition to improving magazine change performance, the Magpul magazine well is also esthetically pleasing. We tested it with factory Glock magazines as well as Magpul Glock magazines and there were no alignment issues, all magazine’s used seated smoothly and  positively.

If you own a Gen 3 or Gen 4 Glock, this is an accessory worth adding to your Glock pistol.


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DSEI 2017 Day 4 Highlights

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DSEI 2017  Day 3 Highlights

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CRKT and Ken Onion have created an impressive EDC pocket folder. Handle, blade profile, liner lock make the Homefront a top of the line design, but what makes it truly exceptional is Ken Onion’s patented Field Strip Technology. Gone is the tedium of taking a folder apart for cleaning and lubrication.

Read my review…

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Morgan Advanced Materials to Unveil Lightest Ballistic Helmet Models to Date at DSEI

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Visitors to this year’s DSEI exhibition can experience first-hand two new ultra-lightweight ballistic helmets, being launched by the Composite and Defence business of Morgan Advanced Materials.

The AC912 and AC913 are new additions to Morgan’s acclaimed Lightweight Armored Soldier Architecture (LASA) range, and the result of Morgan’s world-leading expertise in advanced ballistic composite technology. While both models have been specially designed to be lighter than their AC914 and AC915 counterparts, they retain impressive ballistic, fragmentation, flammability and blunt trauma characteristics, ensuring maximum maneuverability without compromising on protection. The helmets are highly suitable for elite and regular military, defense, security and law enforcement personnel operating in protracted combat scenarios. The AC912 and AC913 helmets come with D3O TRUST® padding and Team Wendy’s CAM-FIT™ retention systems as standard, delivering maximum comfort and stability to the wearer.

Designed as a standard issue solution for combat operations, the AC912, weighing just 1.18kg (medium helmet) is a full cut helmet that covers the ears for greater protection. By contrast, the AC913, weighing just 1.05kg (medium helmet) features a high-cut design to ensure enhanced situational awareness for end-users, allowing elite police and special forces to remain fully alert to potential threats and dangerous situations. Both helmets can be upgraded to include lightweight open architecture slide rails, bungees and a shroud for mounting tactical accessories, helping users to gain the upper hand in combat.

James Kempston, Director of Business Development – Composites and Defence Systems, explains: “For decades, advanced composite technology from Morgan has played a vital part in ensuring that military and law enforcement personnel are fully protected in the line of fire. Our new helmets continue to provide high levels of protection, combined with extraordinary low weight properties. The AC912 and AC913 have been developed to enable defense and security personnel to remain safe against a diverse range of threats.

For further information on the AC912 and AC913 helmets, please visit: and

See these helmets at stand S5-265.

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New Terra-pod Sleeping Bags Provide Relaxation to Outdoor Enthusiasts


(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – With a solid reputation for delivering innovative and essential camping and survival products to the outdoor market, 12 Survivors is proud to announce another crucial camping product line, Terra-pod Sleeping Bags. With two different sizes, regular (TS48000R) and long (TS48000L), Terra-pod Sleeping Bags are designed to provide sleep comfort to people of all shapes and sizes.

Terra-pods seal tight to keep you warm and snug in cold temperatures down to 20° F and are constructed with both a draft collar and hood draw. For warmer climates, a full double-zipper footbox allows for optional airflow to cool you down and ensure a good night’s sleep. Terra-pod Sleeping Bags also feature an interior chest pocket for convenient storage of small personal items such as phones and glasses and heavy-duty YKK zippers, trusted for durability and reliability.

Terra-pod Sleeping Bags aren’t only for sleeping; they reverse to a bright signal orange color for emergency situations. The Regular model is ideal for people up to 6 ft. tall while the Long is better suited for taller individuals. Terra-pod Sleeping Bags include hang loops for storage and airing out as well as a compression stuff sack for quick and easy storage.

For more information about 12 Survivors products, visit

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DNA Labs International Survives Hurricane Irma, Open for Business

Hurricane Irma lashed out across Florida, leaving behind a trail of destruction and millions without power.

The calm after Hurricane Irma in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

Deerfield Beach, FL (September 2017)DNA Labs International, a private forensic laboratory in Broward County, is pleased to announce that it has come out the other end of Hurricane Irma unscathed and is fully operational and open for business. While Hurricane Irma unleashed high winds and flooding across much of Florida, Deerfield Beach was fortunate to be minimally impacted, aside from fallen branches and brief loss of power. DNA Labs International had their power turned back on Monday, Sept. 11 and is 100 percent fully functional and operational and ready to help clients solve cases.

“Thanks to our dedicated staff, we were well prepared for Hurricane Irma. Our building is built to withstand a Category 5 storm so we sustained little damage. We are very grateful that Florida Power and Light had us up and running with power Monday after Irma, and the City of Deerfield Beach had all debris cleared quickly from the roads. Our hearts go out to all of the Caribbean and Floridians that were less fortunate and have been affected by this terrible hurricane,” remarked Kirsten Charlson, DNA Labs International’s president.

For more information, visit DNA Labs International.Stay up-to-date on the latest in forensics by following DNA Labs International on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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DSEI 2017 Day 2 Highlights


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DSEI 2017 Day 1 Highlights


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Rheinmetall Canada Displaying the Argus Soldier System – DSEI 2017

Canadian armed forces will receive 4,000 systems in total. The lightweight, modular and open-architecture system is now being showcased to other militaries around the world.

Developed by Rheinmetall Canada’s its ARGUS soldier system, Integrated Soldier System (ISS),  uses specialized BMC4I software to provide a COP (common operating picture) with important mission information, such as friendly positions, enemy positions, and terrain overlaid on tactical maps. Voice and data are rapidly exchanged between soldiers and their commander, resulting in an overall increase in team mobility, lethality, sustainability, and interoperability. Wearable electronics are ergonomic and reduced to a minimum. The easy-to-use interface ensures that soldiers remain focused on the mission.

Argus: Integrated Soldier System (ISS)

Argus: Integrated Soldier System (ISS)

In 2015 the Argus soldier system was contracted for the Canadian Forces’ Integrated Soldier System Project (ISS).

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FIME Group Announces Only 400 Molot Vepr 12 model (VPR-12-02) Shotguns Remaining

Las Vegas, NV (Sept. 10, 2017) –
The FIME Group, the importer of Molot Vepr rifles and shotguns, is announcing to the public that there are only approximately 400 of the Vepr-12-02 model shotguns available for purchase. Molot has the reputation of being one of the most reliable and consistent manufacturers of firearms in the industry and produces some of the most sought after Kalashnikov-based products available.
“This is it.  This is all we have and it is one of the most sought after configurations of the VEPR 12 that we imported,” says Walker English of the FIME Group. “The distributor RSR Group holds all of the remaining stock in their inventory. If a customer would like to purchase one of these models, this is their last chance to do so. They need to either have their local dealer order one through RSR, or seek out an online dealer or another dealer that might have one in stock. Given the current sanctions, once these are gone, there are no more available..”
Based on the RPK light machine gun Kalashnikov variant, the Molot Vepr 12 (VPR-12-02) is an original Russian production 12-gauge shotgun.   Due to import regulations, Molot products have been banned from US importation; thus making them instant collectors items and must-haves in any serious collection.
“We wanted our customers to be aware of the limited inventory levels, so that if there was a desire to own one of these shotguns, they could take advantage of this opportunity before it was too late,” adds English.

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Brownells Goes Retro – Launches M16A1/AR-15 Furniture

Grinnell, Iowa – Retro rifle fans, rejoice! Brownells announces M16A1-style furniture in 3 different colors, allowing enthusiasts to complete authentic-looking replicas of classic early AR-15 variants.

Colors available include black, Air Force contract green, and brown for builds replicating early Eugene Stoner prototypes.

Available separately or in complete furniture sets, the early-pattern stocks, pistol grips and iconic triangular handguard sets are made with fully-modern materials, and are attractively priced compared to hard-to-find originals.

Handguards fit into triangular handguard caps. Stocks are based on the Type D pattern, without a trapdoor compartment, and fit onto A-1 length buffer tubes.

“Customers have a deep desire for nostalgia, and they wanted to be able to build their own version of an early AR-15 or M16A1,” said Brownells CEO Pete Brownell. “We’re proud to offer these classic-looking parts to help accomplish those builds.”

The following Retro AR-15 Furniture can be seen on the Brownells website:

  • Complete Retro Furniture Set, Black. #078-000-353. $79.99 retail.
  • Retro Handguard, Black. #078-000-344. $39.99 retail
  • Retro Stock, Black. #078-000-350. $39.99 retail.
  • Retro Pistol Grip, Black. #078-000-347. #14.99 retail.

  • Complete Retro Furniture Set, Green. #078-000-354. $79.99 retail.
  • Retro Handguard, Green. #078-000-345. $39.99 retail.
  • Retro Stock, Green. #078-000-351. $39.99 retail.
  • Retro Pistol Grip, Green. #078-000-348. $14.99 retail.

  • Complete Retro Furniture Set, Brown. #078-000-355. $79.99 retail
  • Retro Handguard, Brown. #078-000-346. $39.99 retail.
  • Retro Stock, Brown. #078-000-352. $39.99 retail.
  • Retro Pistol Grip, Brown. #078-000-349. $14.99 retail.

The Retro furniture complements the other Retro M16A1 parts Brownells also offers, including both upper and lower receivers, barrels, bolt carrier groups and other small parts.

To see all of Brownells Retro parts, click here.

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Eagle Imports, Inc. Offers 2017 Consumer Rebate Program


Starting Friday, Sept. 8, Eagle Imports, Inc. is offering several special, limited time rebates from Bersa®, Grand Power and Metro Arms.

Wanamassa, N.J. (September 2017)Eagle Imports, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Metro Arms, SPS, Bersa®, Comanche, Grand Power, Llama and Avidity Arms firearms products, for a limited time, several special 2017 Consumer Rebates for select Bersa, Grand Power and Metro Arms firearms. The rebate is valid for firearms purchased between Sept. 8, 2017 through Oct. 31, 2017. Eagle Imports, Inc. will accept rebate forms until Nov. 15, 2017.

The 2017 Consumer Rebates are being offered on the following firearms:

  • All Bersa Thunder series models – $20
  • BP9CC firearms (all finishes) – $35
  • Grand Power X-Calibur and Q100 – $35
  • Metro Arms American Classic Amigo – $20
  • Metro Arms MAC Bobcut – $20
  • Metro Arms LLAMA MAX-I – $20

Certain rules apply to the 2017 Consumer Rebate program:

  • Purchase(s) must be made between the dates of Sept. 8 – Oct. 31, 2017, as dated on proof of purchase.
  • All rebate forms and proof of purchase documents must be postmarked, faxed or emailed by Nov. 15, 2017 – no exceptions!
  • Processing time is approximately two weeks.

All the 2017 Consumer Rebate forms are available for download here:

Completed rebate forms and a copy of proof of purchase must be submitted by email, by fax at (732) 493-0301 or by mail to Eagle Imports (ATTN: Consumer Rebate), 1750 Brielle Avenue, Unit B-1, Wanamassa, NJ, 07712.

For more information on these limited-time offers, email or call (732) 493-0333, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.

To learn more about any of the firearm brands that Eagle Imports, Inc. carries, visit

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A unique camera available in both Visible Light and IR models. These cameras are the easiest, most effective and reliable POV cameras for use in the harshest environments imaginable.



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Adaptive Graphx Announces September Pre-Rut Special

During the month of September, Adaptive Graphx will take 20 percent off finishes and coatings for rifles, bows or vehicles.

Nampa, Idaho (September 2017)Adaptive Graphx, industry experts in custom water transfer printing and Cerakote firearm coatings, will be running a September Pre-Rut Special now through Sept. 30, 2017. Adaptive Graphx is offering 20 percent off any water transfer printing or Cerakote® firearm coating off any rifle, bow or vehicle, providing a little extra insurance so that you won’t get busted in the field by an educated animal.

For more information on Adaptive Graphx, visit or “Like” us on Facebook and “Follow” us on Instagram.

For more information on Adaptive Tactical or StōnCamo, visit and

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AKTI Introduces Freedom of Commerce Act

Will repeal the Federal Switchblade Act of 1958, and allow knife owners to purchase any automatic knife legal in their state. Read more

We sincerely thank Senator Mike Crapo, ID, for introducing our legislation today that will repeal the Federal Switchblade Act of 1958 (15 U.S.C. § 1241 – 1244) and allow consumers to purchase any automatic knife legal in their state, regardless of where it was manufactured. The legislation will also remove burdensome prohibitions on free trade, interstate commerce, and consumer choice.

(Pictured Senator Mike Crapo with Jan Billeb, AKTI Executive Director, and CJ Buck, President Buck Knives and AKTI)

What does the Federal Switchblade Act really prohibit and what will the Freedom of Commerce Act do?

Learn more:

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IWI US to Phase Out the Original TAVOR SAR

The TAVOR® X95™ Takes Center Stage

Harrisburg, Pa. (September 2017)IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., announced today that they will be phasing out the original TAVOR® SAR from their product line.

The TAVOR SAR revolutionized the market for bullpup carbines in the US when it was first introduced in 2013. When the “next generation” TAVOR® X95™ was released in 2016, sales of the original SAR declined as consumers willingly embraced the improvements and upgrades in the X95.

“The market has spoken and it prefers the TAVOR X95”, said Michael Kassnar, VP of Sales & Marketing for IWI US. “We will phase out TAVOR SAR production over the next few months and concentrate on our X95, along with our recently announced TAVOR 7, for the future.”

The 2017 Golden Bullseye Award winning rifle of the year from Shooting Illustrated, the TAVOR X95’s compact, ergonomic design coupled with it outstanding reliability has won rave reviews from the public and shooting sports media, as well as law enforcement agencies.

The TAVOR X95 bullpup includes many upgrades from the original SAR model including a new fire control pack with a 5 to 6 lb. trigger pull, a repositioning of the ambidextrous mag release to an AR-15 location, Picatinny rails at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions on the forearm with removable rail covers, the charging handle moved closer to the shooter’s center mass and a modular TAVOR style pistol grip that can be replaced with an optional standard pistol grip and traditional trigger guard with a smaller, lower profile bolt release button.

The TAVOR X95 is available in 5.56 in 16.5″ barrel for right and left handed shooters, and an 18.5″ barrel (also available for restricted states), 9mm with a 17″ barrel  and the new .300 Blackout version. Conversion kits in 9mm and the new .300 Blackout are also available and color finishes include Black, Flat Dark Earth and OD Green. MSRP is $1,999.00 (.300 BLK is $2,049.00).

For more information, please visit

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CONNECT:ID 2018, which encompasses an in-depth conference and free exhibition, will be held from 30 April – 2 May 2018 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. The event is expected to attract 1,300+ identity and security professionals from government and the private sector.

To accommodate anticipated demand, the exhibition will be expanded by a third, to more than 100 booths, allowing a wider breadth of leading organizations to showcase their cutting-edge solutions. The exhibition will, for the first time, include a Start-up Zone, where young businesses can gain vital exposure to high-level buyers and influencers from government and industry across the world.

A newly-structured three-strand conference will demonstrate how government, industry, and consumers use identity solutions to accomplish their goals. The role of biometrics, digital ID, and next-generation secure credentials will be front and center, with vertical markets such as border management and fintech playing critical roles. The core themes to be addressed in 2018 are contained in the event’s positioning paper – connect:ID 2018: Identity Accelerates

In addition to the conference, connect:ID 2018 will feature two free Knowledge Exchange Theatres, which will allow all attendees to network with each other, and access inspirational free presentations from industry thought leaders.

Science Media Partners’ Managing Director, Mark Lockie, said: “Solutions leveraging the latest identity technologies have the power to transform the way we live our lives as citizens and consumers, as well as provide tangible benefits for governments and businesses. With these new initiatives and our strong track record of delivering inspiring identity events, we are confident that connect:ID 2018 will provide extraordinary learning and business opportunities for all those involved with identity technology.”

Tovah LaDier, IBIA’s Managing Director, commented: “connect:ID is a flagship event for the biometrics and identity technology community. Every year, the industry and IBIA members look forward to this vital conference to connect with government and enterprise customers, to exchange ideas on operational challenges, new solutions, and how to bring innovative solutions to market. From the policies that drive requirements to exciting new technologies, connect:ID is the premier forum for everyone interested in biometrics and identity technology and solutions.”

About Science Media Partners Ltd
Science Media Partners Ltd is an innovative British publishing and events company. Its ethos is to provide quality events and editorial products in the area of facilitating secure human identity. The company places an emphasis on building industry-defining events and creating long-lasting industry partnerships.

About the IBIA
The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) is a trade association that advances the adoption and appropriate use of technology-based identification solutions to enhance security and privacy and facilitate convenience and productivity for individuals, organizations, and governments. It brings technology providers and user stakeholders into a single organization to provide a forum for exchanging information and ideas and a voice for policy advocacy and education.

For further information, contact Mark Lockie, Managing Director, Science Media Partners Ltd, Tel: +44 (0)118 9844932, email: m.lockie@sciencemediapartners.comor Tovah LaDier, IBIA Managing Director at 202-316-4464 or

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Product Manager Paul Levy introduces the Smith and Wesson M&P M2.0 Compact and answers your questions live.

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We’d like to take some time out from Irma recovery to remember all of those innocent Americans who lost their lives on Sep 11, 2001. We also remember all those who’ve paid the ultimate price fighting the Global War on Terror.

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