Spartan Armor Systems Ares Level IV Ceramic Body Armor: Toughest and Lightest Level IV Plate Yet

Spartan Armor Systems® Ares Level IV Ceramic Body Armor: Toughest and Lightest Level IV Plate Yet

The Ares Level IV Ceramic Body Armor made from boron carbide, one of the toughest materials on planet earth, and much lighter than softer ceramics, features Spartan Armor Systems®’ Edge-to-Edge ESAPI protection in a traditional multi-curve design. Made at the Spartan Armor Systems factory in Arizona and independently tested and verified to meet NIJ 0101.06 Level IV standards.

Tucson, Ariz. (August 2021) Spartan Armor Systems®, manufacturers of American-designed and made body armor, tactical gear, and targets, announce the toughest and lightest body armor yet with the  Ares Level IV Ceramic Body Armor, made at the Spartan Armor Systems facility in Arizona.

Wearing a typical Level IV ceramic body armor plate, weighing in at 7 to 8 lbs. can be incredibly taxing, especially when the situation requires operating in active and stressful hostile engagements. With the Ares Level IV Ceramic Body Armor plate, no one has to sacrifice safety for a lightweight alternative. The strike-face is made with one of the toughest materials known to man, boron carbide, and can easily destroy .30-06 M2 AP rounds upon impact. The lightweight UHMWPE backer catches the remaining bullet fragments preventing any penetration or secondary spall injury to the operator.

Unlike some ceramic body armor plates that only offer an 8” x 10” interior protected area, the Ares offers full edge-to-edge protection with a 9.5” x 12.5” shooters cut profile in a highly compatible ESAPI sizing to maximize the operator’s choice in plate carriers. Using a multi-curve design provides additional comfort, especially during extended duty use.

Spartan Armor Systems lightest and toughest yet; the Ares Level IV Ceramic Body Armor plate is covered with 1000 Denier Cordura® material and features the Ares embroidered logo. Designed to protect law enforcement, security contractors, military, first responders, and concerned civilians, the Ares has been tested and verified to meet NIJ 0101.06 level IV standards for advanced threat protection and safety.

Spartan Armor Systems Ares Level IV Specifications:

  • · Threat Protection: Armor Piercing Rifle Rated Up To .30-06 M2 AP.
  • · NIJ 0101.06 Rating: Laboratory tested and verified to meet NIJ 0101.06 level IV standards.
  • · Material Composition: Boron Carbide Ceramic & UHMWPE
  • · Plate Size: 9.5” x 12.5” ESAPI
  • · Protection Area: 9.5” x 12.5”
  • · Weight: 6.1 lbs.
  • · Thickness: 1.2”
  • · Plate Quantity: Two (2) Plates Included
  • · Curve Profile: Multi-Curve
  • · Cut: ESAPI (Shooters Cut)
  • · Armor Type: Stand Alone
  • · Exterior: 1000D Cordura® with Embroidered Logo
  • · Warranty: Guaranteed against manufacturer defects five years from the date of purchase.
  • · Origin: Made in the U.S.A – Manufactured by Spartan Armor System in Tucson, AZ.

Check out Spartan Armor Systems’ Ares Level IV Ceramic Body Armor online.

Learn more about the product by viewing the above video.

About Spartan Armor Systems®:

Spartan Armor Systems’ mission is to provide first responders and civilians with the affordable, reliable body armor protection they deserve. Spartan Armor Systems is one of the premier body armor and tactical gear suppliers in the United States, with high-quality armor plates, body armor, reactive targets, and more. Spartan Armor Systems specializes in NIJ-compliant body armor and manufactures level III, level III+, and level IV threat protection. Spartan Armor Systems’ signature product is the Spartan™ AR500 Omega™ and AR550 ballistic steel body armor with Spartan Armor’s Encapsaloc™ fragmentation coating that provides rifle-rated protection at a fraction of the cost of traditional ceramic armor.

Spartan Armor Systems

1830 W. Copper

Tucson, AZ 85745

P: 520-396-3335


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SIG SAUER Electro-Optics Introduces The New KILO5K Rangefinder

SIG SAUER Electro-Optics Introduces The New KILO5K Rangefinder Packed With The Advanced Technologies of The New KILO K-Series

NEWINGTON, N.H., (August 3, 2021) – SIG SAUER Electro-Optics is pleased to announce the next generation of the award-winning KILO laser rangefinders, with the KILO K-Series, and the introduction of the KILO5K rangefinder.  This all-new groundbreaking family of rangefinders feature SIG SAUER’s proprietary LightWave™ DSP Gen II rangefinder engine with extended range XR technology, integration with the BaseMap™ app, on-board Applied Ballistics capabilities, and complete configurability with all SIG SAUER Electro-Optics BDX devices. 

“The new KILO5K can range reflective targets up to 5,000 yards, trees up to 2,500 yards, and deer up to 2,000 yards,” said Andy York, President, SIG SAUER Electro-Optics.  “In an industry first, these rangefinders allow users to range a tree, rock or deer and instantly drop waypoints into the BaseMap app to help navigation to that target, integrated BDX technology provides ballistic solutions out to 800 yards with Applied Ballistics Ultralite or will sync with external devices featuring Applied Ballistics Elite, and the K-Series now include a complete suite of onboard environmental sensors for real time ballistic solutions.”

The KILO5K 7 x 25 mm laser rangefinder monocular features the LightWave DSP Gen II engine with multiple target modes: Extended Range (XR) for distant targets, Fog mode to cut through fog, rain and snowy conditions, as well as First, Best and Last target modes.  The rangefinder incorporates a vivid red segmented OLED display which provides range to target, elevation holdover and wind holds.  All KILO K-Series rangefinders leverage Low Energy / Long Range Bluetooth 5.x for multipoint Bluetooth connections and improved connectivity to BDX enabled riflescopes and sights.  The KILO5K ships with a black / grey carry pouch and lanyard.

The KILO K-Series rangefinders work with BaseMap to provide remote waypoints on ranged targets and can be fully configured with the SIG SAUER BDX App.  BaseMap is the industry leading mobile and desktop mapping application providing hunters and outdoorsmen the tools and knowledge they need to plan, navigate, and share their outdoor adventures with easy to use, cutting-edge technology like 3D maps, Smart Markers, unlimited offline mapping, live location sharing and much more.

“We are extremely proud to bring remote marker technology to the BaseMap app with SIG SAUER Electro-Optics as our partner.  Their dedication to both quality and innovation has proven why they continue to be the leader in the rangefinder and optics market.  Having the ability to remotely mark the location of any distant object with accuracy through your rangefinder provides the outdoorsman options and advantages they’ve never had before; it’s one of those features you’ll wonder how you ever got by without it, and we are excited to partner with SIG SAUER Electro-Optics to make it happen,” added Jeff Balch, CEO, BaseMap, Inc.

KILO5K 7 x 25 mm Rangefinder:

  • Reticle: Circle with milling grid
  • Display: Red segmented OLED, with Lumatic™ automatic brightness capability
  • Field of View: 6.78”
  • Eye Relief: 15mm (minimum)
  • Laser divergence: 1.3 MRAD
  • Run Time: 4000 Ranges Minimum
  • Waterproof Rating: IPX-4
  • Overall Length: 4.4 inches
  • Overall Height: 3 inches
  • Overall Width: 1.3 inches
  • Weight (w/magazine): 7.5 oz.
  • MSRP: $ 779.99

The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics KILO5K 7x 25 mm laser rangefinder is now shipping. 

To learn more about the KILO5K laser rangefinder monocular, watch the product video or visit

About SIG SAUER, Inc.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 250 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision.  Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens.  Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy.  Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER has over 2,300 employees across nine locations.  For more information about the company and product line visit:


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66036_sikorskych53kkingstallionundergoingexhaustreingestiontestingnavair_120364Israel – CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopters with Support

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2021 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Israel of CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopters with Support and related equipment for an estimated cost of $3.4 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Israel has requested to buy up to eighteen (18) CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopters; up to sixty (60) T408-GE-400 Engines (54 installed, 6 spares); and up to thirty-six (36) Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation Systems (EGI) with Selective Availability/Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM). Also included is communication equipment; GAU-21 .50 caliber Machine Guns; Mission Planning System; facilities study, design and construction; spare and repair parts; support and test equipment; publications and technical documentation; aircrew and maintenance training; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The total estimated cost is $3.4 billion. The United States is committed to the security of Israel, and it is vital to U.S. national interests to assist Israel to develop and maintain a strong and ready self-defense capability. This proposed sale is consistent with those objectives. The proposed sale will improve the Israeli Air Force’s capability to transport armored vehicles, personnel, and equipment to support distributed operations. Israel will use the enhanced capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defense. Israel will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The prime contractors will be Lockheed Martin Global, Inc., Shelton, Connecticut; and General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachusetts. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Any offset agreements will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and the contractor(s). Implementation of this proposed sale will require multiple trips by U.S. Government and contractor representatives to participate in program and technical reviews. It will also require approximately four (4) contractor support representatives to reside in country for a period of three (3) years to support this program. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. This notice of a potential sale is required by law. The description and dollar value is for the highest estimated quantity and dollar value based on initial requirements. Actual dollar value will be lower depending on final requirements, budget authority, and signed sales agreement(s), if and when concluded. All questions regarding this proposed Foreign Military Sale should be directed to the State Department’s Bureau of Political Military Affairs, Office of Congressional and Public Affairs,

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The Escort BTS Bullpup Shotgun

Bentonville, AZ (August 3, 2021) -The Escort BTS bullpup offers all the perks of the VTS series shotguns in a more compact, portable package. This next-generation shotgun is available in either 12 ga or .410 cal and is offered in either black or FDE Cerakote. The inline gas piston design is mounted around the barrel, minimizing bulk and allowing the use of a proper bullpup layout. The tough polymer lower receiver also doubles as the forend grip, with soft rubber inlays for improved handling. Its magazine well is lined with durable alloy for smooth, long-lasting performance. The synthetic barrel cover features Hatsan’s patented ThermoDefend technology that absorbs and dissipates heat while containing the gas piston operating system.

Recoil control is distributed between a soft rubber buttpad and a long recoil spring located behind the gas piston. The reversible charging handle offers versatility to suit varying shooter preferences. The soft rubber pistol grip is removable and can be exchanged for one of many currently available aftermarket options to suit the individual user. The one-piece carry handle sight can be replaced with included flip-up sights for a lower profile or when using mounted optics. Picatinny rails are also located on either side of the forend to accommodate a variety of accessories.

The 12-gauge models feature an 18” barrel with removable chokes, including an extended cylinder bore choke brake that helps tame recoil with heavy shot or slugs. Also included are Full and Improved Cylinder flush-mount chokes, with additional options available from HatsanUSA. Each gun ships with two 5-round magazines, but an optional 2-round magazine is also available. The gun is chambered to accept both 2 ¾” and 3” shells and will cycle them interchangeably with no external adjustments required by the shooter.

The .410 models feature a 20” barrel with integrated choke suitable for both shot and slugs. Offering the same recoil-absorbing characteristics as the larger caliber models, this shotgun is one smooth operator. Also, it is shipped with two 5-round magazines, the optional low-capacity mag holds 3 shells. The gas piston operates in the same manner, cycling both standard and magnum loads smoothly and reliably.

As with all Escort shotguns, the barrels are proof tested at the factory to ensure quality and durability. The hard chrome and/or Cerakote coatings are built to withstand the harshest conditions and look good while doing it. HatsanUSA offers a 5-year limited warranty with all Escort firearms.

MSRP: $589.99 – Black / $679.99 – FDE

BTS Features

  • · Modern Sporting bullpup gas operated semi-automatic shotgun
  • · 12ga or 410cal, 3″ / 76mm chamber
  • · Self-regulating gas piston cycles both 2 3/4″ and 3″ shells
  • · Detachable box magazines
  • · 18″ or 20″ barrel for shot or slugs
  • · 12-gauge model features interchangeable choke tubes (F, IC, Cyl w/ brake)
  • · Oxidation proof chrome plated steel barrel
  • · All barrels are proof tested at the factory to ensure maximum durability
  • · Reversible cocking handle for ambidextrous operation
  • · Shell deflector diverts spent shells downward
  • · Integrated buttstock with elevation adjustable cheek rest and soft rubber buttpad
  • · Soft rubber ergonomic pistol grip
  • · Durable alloy upper receiver and a light-yet-durable synthetic lower receiver
  • · Picatinny rail integrated into upper receiver and handguard
  • · Synthetic ThermoDefend handguard with ergonomic forend grip
  • · Manual safety selector switch
  • · Adjustable front and rear sights
  • · Detachable carry handle front and rear sights
  • · Optional flip-up front and rear sights included
  • · Mounted sling loops
  • · Tough matte black or FDE Cerakote finish
  • BTS12 Specifications
  • · 12ga gas-operated, semi-automatic shotgun
  • · 18” hard chrome plated barrel with removable chokes
  • · 28.7” overall length
  • · 8.1 lbs.
  • · 2x 5-rd magazines included
  • · F, IC, and CYL (brake) chokes included
  • BTS410 Specifications
  • · 410cal gas-operated, semi-automatic shotgun
  • · 20” hard chrome plated fixed cylinder barrel
  • · 30.7” overall length
  • · 6.7 lbs.
  • · 2x 5-rd magazines included

For more information, please visit WWW.ESCORTSHOTGUNSUSA.COM

HatsanUSA Inc., provides U.S. customers the opportunity to experience the exceptional quality, craftsmanship and hard-hitting performance of Escort Shotguns, Hatsan Airguns, H&N Pellets, TactAir Fill Solutions, and Optima Optics. 

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Made in America, Bond Arms’ Ultra-Compact Pistols Pack a Powerful One-Two Punch

Granbury, TX (August 3, 2021) – It’s a dangerous world. For everyday protection, Americans want a compact, concealable handgun chambered in powerful threat-stopping cartridges. So for its discerning customers, Bond Arms builds the smallest, most powerful pistols in the industry – feature-filled modern derringers designed for defending patriots and their Second Amendment rights. The best part is that all Bond Arms handmakes all its guns in Texas, and each comes with a limited warranty!  

Bond Arms pioneered the modern double barrel handgun adding safety features like a trigger guard, retracting firing pins and cross-bolt safety. Bond’s patented rebounding and locking hammer add an extra level of safety missing in early derringer-style guns. When the gun fires and the hammer hits the firing pin, it automatically jumps back into a half-cocked position and locks. The only way to fire the gun is by fully cocking the hammer and then squeezing the trigger. All Bond handguns feature one-handed operation, the key to a fast, reliable personal protection handgun.

Competition shooters love Bond Arms handguns, too. Bond Arms derringers are no stranger to the winners’ circle of the coveted SASS (Single Action Shooting Society) World Championships! With accolades from both competition and conceal carry users, Bond Arms handguns have earned the reputation as an effective sidearm.

Interchangeable barrels are another feature that sets Bond Arms apart, and swapping barrels is quick and easy! Derringer owners can change barrels to one of over 37 combinations in a matter of seconds, including barrels from 2.5- to 6-inches long, polished or matte finishes, and many popular handgun chamberings. All barrels fit all models of Bond Arms’ derringers. 100% barrel compatibility provides customized options for better concealability, a different look or different cartridge configurations. Bond Arms’ barrels perform with the style and reliability you expect from the Texas gunmaker who pioneered the modern double barrel handgun.

There is a misconception that small handguns lack stopping power. While this may be true for some small cartridges, Bond Arms chambers its guns in powerful, proven defensive rounds like 9mm, 45ACP, 40S&W, 45LC/.410, 357Mag, 10mm and more! All of these are more than capable of neutralizing any threat. These pint-sized pistols pack a potent punch.  

Bond Arms Inc. is a shining example of American entrepreneurship, perseverance and family values. They’re also one of a few manufacturers that still build their products exclusively in the USA using American-made parts, including grips and holsters, for all handgun models.

Bond Arms Handgun Features: 

  • · Stainless steel double-barrel and frame
  • · Compatible barrels between all Bond Arms derringer models
  • · Dozens of barrel and cartridge combination options
  • · Patented rebounding hammer
  • · Retracting firing pins
  • · Cross-bolt safety
  • · Spring-loaded, cammed locking lever
  • · Made in the USA.

BOND ARMS, INC. is located in Granbury, Texas and manufactures the award-winning Bond Arms Derringer – the finest in double barrel protection. Originally organized under the name Texas Armory, the company became incorporated as Bond Arms in 1995 with the idea that the Remington Model 95 over-under, single-action derringer could be converted from an Old West anachronism into a modern & reliable handgun. The barrel and frame were redesigned to safely fire modern calibers & the entire handgun is constructed entirely from stainless steel. This makes for a pistol that’s both strong and durable.

For more information, please visit WWW.BONDARMS.COM

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Bushmaster™ is Back!

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Hatsan’s 600 FPS Arrow Rifle: The Harpoon

Bentonville, AR (August 3, 2021) – Hatsan is breaking into the world of pneumatic arrow launchers with its latest PCP airgun, the Harpoon. Made exclusively for use with commercial crossbow bolts, the Harpoon can send a 400-grain arrow downrange at 580 FPS for an astounding 310 ft-lbs of energy. This allows hunters to take game from longer distances than ever before. Each 250 BAR (3625 PSI) fill of the onboard 500cc air tank can provide up to 10 powerful shots before needing to be topped off.

The synthetic pistol grip stock features textured grip surfaces for all-weather use. It’s elevation adjustable cheek rest and elevation and angle adjustable buttpad allow for a custom fit to each shooter. A long combination optics rail provides plenty of space for mounting the included flip-up TruGlo fiber optic sights or one’s favorite crossbow scope. The rail will accommodate both 11mm dovetail and Picatinny/Weaver mounts. The barrel cover features two mounted arrow holders that allow storage for extra ammo with no added bulk.

Harpoon Features

  • · Bullpup design, pre-charged pneumatic arrow launcher
  • · Fires 20” carbon fiber arrows up to 580 FPS
  • · Storage clips for 2 extra arrows
  • · 500cc aluminum air tank fills to 250 BAR (3625 PSI)
  • · Tactical all-weather synthetic stock with integrated pistol grip
  • · Textured grip surfaces for better control and feel
  • · Elevation adjustable cheek rest
  • · Elevation and angle adjustable rubber butt pad
  • · Combination Picatinny and 11mm Dovetail optics rail
  • · Includes detachable flip-up fiber optic sights
  • · Built-in pressure gauge to monitor tank pressure
  • · Black anodized aluminum receiver
  • · Manual safety switch
  • Harpoon Specifications
  • · .300 Inner Diameter Arrows
  • · Max Velocity: 580 FPS
  • · Max Energy: 310 Ft-lbs
  • · Air Cylinder Volume: 500cc
  • · Fill Pressure: 250 BAR (3625 PSI)
  • · Number of Shots: 10
  • · Tactical synthetic pistol grip stock with adjustable cheek rest and butt pad
  • · Overall Length: 39”
  • · Barrel Length: 20”
  • · Weight: 9.1lbs
  • · MSRP: $829.99

For more information, please visit WWW.HATSANAIRGUNSUSA.COM.

HatsanUSA Inc., provides U.S. customers the opportunity to experience the exceptional quality, craftsmanship and hard-hitting performance of Escort Shotguns, Hatsan Airguns, H&N Pellets, TactAir Fill Solutions, and Optima Optics.

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Firearm Industry Surpasses $14 Billion in Pittman-Robertson Excise Tax Contributions for Conservation

August 3, 2021

Firearm Industry Surpasses $14 Billion in Pittman-Robertson Excise Tax Contributions for Conservation

NEWTOWN, Conn. — NSSF® the firearm industry trade association, marked a milestone achievement when firearm and ammunition manufacturers topped $14.1 billion in contributions to the Wildlife Restoration Trust Fund since its inception in 1937.

“This is truly a remarkable win for wildlife conservation,” said Joe Bartozzi, NSSF’s President and CEO. “This fund has been responsible for the restoration and recovery of America’s iconic game species, including the Rocky Mountain elk, whitetail deer, pronghorn antelope, wild turkeys and a variety of waterfowl. It is also responsible for funding the recovery and conservation of nongame species, including the American bald eagle, reptiles, fauna and conservation lands that allow them to thrive. The firearm industry is proud to perform such an important and vital function to ensure America’s wildlife remains abundant for future generations.”

The Wildlife Restoration Trust Fund, commonly known as the Pittman-Robertson fund or Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax, is a tax paid by firearm and ammunition manufacturers on the products they produce. The excise tax is set at 11 percent of the wholesale price for long guns and ammunition and 10 percent of the wholesale price for handguns. The excise tax, paid by manufacturers and importers, applies basically to all firearms produced or imported for commercial sales, whether their purpose is for recreational shooting, hunting or personal defense. The tax is currently administered by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) in the Department of the Treasury, which turns the funds over to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

USFWS then deposits the Pittman-Robertson revenue into a special account called the Wildlife Restoration Trust Fund, which is administered by the USFWS. These funds are made available to states and territories the year following their collection.

These 10 to 11 percent excise tax dollars collected since 1937 under the Pittman-Robertson Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act are specifically designated to be used by state wildlife agencies for conservation. Collectively, purchasers of firearms and ammunition, hunters and the industry are the greatest source of wildlife conservation funding.

About NSSF

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

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Sneak Preview: Streamlight’s STINGER 2020


When Streamlight introduced the STINGER® 2020 handheld light, they brought to market a handheld to end all handhelds. It’s switch selectable 2000 lumen high mode will get your neighbor’s attention as it projects a light bridge that you can almost walk on. It should be standard issue for law enforcement.  Check out my upcoming review.

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Giveaway: P320 XFIVE LEGION + Hogue Knives

Now through August 16, 2021, enter for a chance to win this amazing prize pack from SIG SAUER and Hogue valued at over $1,700!

One Grand Prize Winner Will Receive:


★ (1) Hogue TB K320 Knife

★ (1) Hogue WCB MF Knife

★ (1) Hogue SPB X5 Knife

★ (1) Hogue 5 1/2 TBEX-F01 Knife


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Barrett continues to support US National Security Programs

Barrett continues to support US National Security Programs

Perth, Western Australia, 2 August 2021 – Barrett Communications USA Corp. has secured a number of new contracts and continues to work with a growing number US Government Agencies. These new contracts support Continuity of Operations Programs (COOP), as well as new special projects relating to national security. Barrett’s products and systems provide communications where traditional communications do not exist and where satellite or terrestrial coverage is compromised.

These contracts include requirements for the Barrett 4050 HF SDR transceiver in high power (BC4075) and medium to low power base stations, mobile vehicle configurations and transportable cases for rapid deployment. One of the special applications of the Barrett 4075 high power and 4050 receiver systems includes deployment for polar security missions and energy independence requirements. These Barrett 4050 based communications systems ensure reliable, secure communication is maintained across the entire US landmass (CONUS) and into the polar and Caribbean regions (OCONUS). The Barrett Communications systems have been configured with built in control of each agencies’ existing Advanced Digital Encryption devices.
Barrett Communications CEO, Mr Andrew Burt commented “Working together with Royal Communications International, Inc., we have secured several new contracts with US Government agencies for projects that are of importance to national security. We have made specific product enhancements to suit the US federal market over the last year, and we are seeing the results of our work.  We are expecting requirements from these agencies to grow significantly, as we continue to support these agencies whenever and wherever they need us.”

About Barrett Communications 

Barrett Communications is the specialist Australian designer and manufacturer of commercial and tactical HF and VHF radio communication systems.
The Company’s global distribution to over 150 countries and customer support network in over 65 countries allows it to provide both OTS and turnkey network solutions to meet their clients’ exact requirements.
Since 1976 Barrett Communications has provided HF communications solutions to military, government, security, business and Non-Government organisations around the world.

Additional information about Barrett Communications is available at

Barrett Communications
47 Discovery Drive, Bibra Lake, Western Australia 6163
Phone: +61 8 9434 1700 Fax: +61 8 9418 6757

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Galco’s Best Selling Concealment Belt Holsters!

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Galco’s Best Selling Concealment Belt Holsters!

PHOENIX, August 2021
Belt holsters are a very popular choice for concealed carry, and Galco offers three bestselling leather belt holsters!
Combat Master™ is a premium steerhide belt holster hand-molded to fit specific handguns. This gives it excellent retention properties along with a beautiful appearance. The traditional high-riding pancake-style design pulls the handgun tight to the body and makes defensive handguns disappear under even light clothing. It features an open top with firing grip accessibility for speed.
Concealable™ holster is one of Galco’s most recognizable and innovative belt holsters. The Concealable was the first holster to use Galco’s innovative forward molding construction method. The unique two-piece construction is contoured on the body side to the natural curve of the hip, keeping all the molding on the front of the holster, allowing for significantly more comfortable carry and a narrower profile than an ordinary pancake type holster.
Many shooters prefer a belt holster with a retention strap, like the extremely popular
FLETCH™. Equally popular with law enforcement and lawfully armed citizens, the FLETCH is one of Galco’s most enduring designs. Also using forward molding, the FLETCH features a reinforced thumb break for security, firing grip accessibility for speed, and double-stitched seams for durability.
See all of Galco’s
Best Selling Belt Holsters!

Combat MasterConcealableFletch

Dealer inquiries:

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

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

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The giveaway ends August 15, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST.


You have a chance to win a TT OFFICERS BAG, one of our newest products for 2021. . The TT Officers Bag is a travel/duty bag that includes an IFAK pouch.


1. Like our Facebook page or follow us on Instagram: @TasmanianTigerUSA (make sure it is TT USA)

2. Find our contest post on Facebook or Instagram and comment on the post with why you want to win the bag.

3. DOUBLE YOUR CHANCES by entering on Facebook AND Instagram!

The giveaway ends August 15, 2021, at 11:59 pm EST.

The winner will be announced on Facebook and Instagram on or before August 23, 2021.

Information on the TT OFFICERS BAG:


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Tasmanian Tiger USA, Exclusively Distributed in the United States by Proforce Equipment, Inc. | 8913 Linksvue Drive, Knoxville, TN 37922


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Benchmade Knife Company.
300 Beavercreek Rd. Oregon City, OR 97045
Contact Us: 1-833-557-2526

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Oakley Standard Issue Invites Qualified Users to Join the Exclusive OSI Community

Oakley Standard Issue Invites Qualified Users to Join the Exclusive OSI Community

FOOTHIL RANCH, CA. – August 2, 2021Oakley® Standard Issue™  invites members of the U.S. Military, Government, Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS Professionals to join OSI. Oakley SI takes great pride in offering the industry’s most innovative, premium products at an exclusive price for U.S. Military, First Responders and Government personnel. Membership into Oakley Standard Issue is free and entitles its members access to exclusive Oakley products and direct pricing.

“We’ve been supporting our men and women in uniform for over 25 years,” said Erick Poston, Senior Director of Oakley SI. “Our core objective is to maintain the highest standard in optics, impact and performance in every product that lands in the hands of our consumers. We accomplish that task with rigorous testing, fine-tuned process and plenty of end-user input. We invite all our men and women in uniform, our veterans and their families to learn more about what we do at”

For Over 25 years, Oakley® Standard Issue™ has been supplying this nation’s heroes with the very best in protective eyewear. An obsession with research and development continues to produce combat-ready equipment for those whose lives depend on their gear—and Oakley SI is honored to have earned their respect. To get a better feel for what Oakley SI is all about, fans are encouraged to watch the Oakley SI Origin video.

To register for Oakley SI, users will need to verify their credentials through This is a quick and easy process that will secure a spot within the OSI community.

To learn more about Oakley Standard Issue, visit

About Oakley Standard Issue

Oakley Standard Issue is a dedicated division within Oakley, Inc. that is committed to serving the specific needs of the U.S. Military, Government, Law Enforcement, Firefighters and EMS Professionals. Oakley’s partnership with the U.S. Armed Forces began in the 1980s. The alliance was formed to develop new technologies that improve the safety, performance and comfort of our service members and safety professionals. This passion has driven the creation of the Oakley SI line, offering unprecedented optical clarity while maintaining ultimate levels of protection. New generations of products are constantly being developed at Oakley’s research and development facility in Foothill Ranch, California. Each of these innovations redefine the perception of performance eyewear. For more information about Oakley SI products, visit:

Oakley Standard Issue, 1 Icon, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610, USA

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Mark Barnes and Associates is Gold Sponsor of 2021 NSSF Import/Export Conference

August 2, 2021

Mark Barnes and Associates is Gold Sponsor of 2021 NSSF Import/Export Conference

NEWTOWN, Conn. – NSSF®, the trade association for the firearm industry, is pleased to announce that Mark Barnes & Associates has become a Gold-level sponsor for NSSF’s 2021 Import/Export Conference.

Mark Barnes and Associates is a Washington, D.C.-based law firm handling matters related to the firearms, weapons and explosives industry. The firm prides itself on providing personalized client service as it pursues practical, cost-effective solutions to complex legal issues.

“We welcome Mark Barnes & Associates as a Gold Sponsor of the 2021 Import/Export Conference and salute their leadership,” said Melissa Schilling, NSSF Director, Exhibitions and Conferences. “We’re grateful for their investment in the success of this important industry event.”

“Global trade relationships are essential to the performance of many companies in the firearm trade. Mark Barnes & Associates ardently represents a number of these companies in their import and export activities. The firm is proud to sponsor the NSSF annual Import/Export Conference because of the critical knowledge that is transferred between the participants, as well as the opportunity to build positive relationships with relevant regulatory agencies, such as ATF, TTB and DDTC,” said Mark Barnes & Associates. “The conference helps participants in the trade understand and comply with national and international law, and contributes to the success of trade partners and businesses.”

The 2021 Import/Export Conference gathers industry professionals to discuss the many compliance issues facing today’s U.S. firearm and accessory makers negotiating the complexities involved in doing business with other countries. The event is the firearm industry’s premier educational event for manufacturers and others in the supply chain doing business internationally or considering such expansion.

The 2021 Import/Export Conference will take place August 3-5 in Washington, D.C. This is an in-person event at the Trump International Hotel.

Registration for the conference is open and is available to anyone in the firearm industry. NSSF members receive a significant discount on both their primary registration fee and any additional staff attending this event.

Additional sponsorship opportunities for this conference are still available. To learn more, contact Chis Tatulli, NSSF Director, Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales, at For more information on the conference, including speakers and legislative issues scheduled for discussion, click here.

About NSSF

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

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U.S. Navy Awards Sikorsky Contract To Build Nine More CH-53K™ Heavy Lift Helicopters In Connecticut

Stratford, Conn.: Sikorsky employees building CH-53K ™aircraft utilizing 3-D work instructions, new titanium machining centers with multi-floor ergonomic platforms.

Stratford, Conn.: Sikorsky employees building CH-53K ™aircraft utilizing 3-D work instructions, new titanium machining centers with multi-floor ergonomic platforms.

Stratford, Conn., June 25 , 2021 – Utilizing proven advanced manufacturing techniques and continuing to drive down unit price, Sikorsky will build nine more CH-53K™ heavy lift helicopters under a new contract for the U.S. Navy. This production award also includes an agreement for the next production contract at an even lower unit price which will decrease further if additional quantity options are exercised, resulting in significant savings for the U.S. government and taxpayers.

The nine helicopters are part of a 200 aircraft Program of Record for the U.S. Marine Corps for a  total of 33 production aircraft under contract with 3 of the 33 already delivered to the U.S. Marine Corps. Sikorsky will begin deliveries of the nine additional aircraft in 2024.

Sikorsky and the U.S. Navy also agreed to an even lower aircraft price for the next production contract of nine helicopters, to be exercised no later than February 2022.

“Our aggressive focus on quality and affordability and strong government-industry partnership has successfully reduced the aircraft price. We look forward to expanding our digital-build and production and delivering this advanced heavy lift aircraft as quickly as possible to the Marine Corps, joint force, and our allies,“ said Bill Falk, Sikorsky CH-53K program director. “Our nationwide network of suppliers is contributing to cost reduction efforts and this award will continue our collaboration, realizing even more efficiencies.”

Up Next: CH-53K  Flying in Fleet Environment

Since October 2020, Sikorsky has delivered three operational CH-53K  King Stallion heavy lift helicopters to the U.S. Marine Corps in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

The Marine Operational Test & Evaluation Squadron 1, VMX-1, has begun flying the CH-53K aircraft as they prepare for the next phase of assessment  known as Initial Operational Test and Evaluation, (IOT&E). Marines will evaluate how the CH-53K™ helicopter performs in fleet operating conditions at sea, in sand and lifting external loads.

“The delivery of three  CH-53K King Stallion helicopters is significant in that it continues the training process for the Marines, ensuring a smooth entry into service for this intelligent aircraft that offers dramatic improvements in performance, survivability, reliability and maintenance for the Marines 21st century missions,” said Falk.

The CH-53K will further support the U.S. Marine Corps in its mission to conduct expeditionary heavy-lift assault transport of armored vehicles, equipment and personnel to support distributed operations deep inland from a sea-based center of operations, critical in the Indo-Pacific region.

For additional information, visit our website:

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin Corporation is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 114,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services.

Please follow @LMNews on Twitter for the latest announcements and news across the corporation.

CH-53K™ and King Stallion™ are trademarks of the United States Navy and used with permission of the United States Navy

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Steiner Thermal Optic!


Nighthunter H35

Steiner’s Nighthunter Thermal Handheld delivers exceptional performance on the darkest of nights with crisp, clear images in a durable and reliable thermal optic.

The heart of Nighthunter H35 is Quantum Vision. A perfect combination of a state-of-the-art thermal sensor, outstanding display quality and proprietary software. Quantum Vision technology, together with outstanding usability, handling and legendary ruggedness, creates the thermal hand scanner you’ve been waiting for!

The Nighthunter line of thermal optics is a revolution of Steiner’s drive to improve low light performance and an expansion of the highest performing, most durable optics on earth.

Exceptional Optical Performance – Quantum Vision
Rugged Durability – Makrolon Housing
Easy to Use – Manual Objective Focus
Long-Lasting Battery Life – Rechargeable Internal Battery
Internal Recording – Push of a Button
Mobile App – Optional Control and Recording

Hunt confidently with Nighthunter – OWN THE NIGHT!

Find Out More


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Greeley, CO 80631

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Kestrel® Instruments Supports Athletic Safety | Kestrel Heat Stress Tracker Donation Program

Kestrel Heat Stress Tracker Donation Program

Submission Deadline: August 6th, 2021

The Kestrel® Instruments Heat Stress Tracker Donation Program is back again for 2021! With exertional heat stroke as one of the three leading causes of death in sports, heat safety remains a top priority for athletic trainers and coaches. Research shows that onsite WBGT measurement is the most reliable way to monitor the environment and assess heat stress risk. The Kestrel 5400 Heat Stress Tracker offers extremely accurate WBGT monitoring for preventing heat-related illness or injury. The free Kestrel LiNK companion app makes it easy to log, manage, and export practice or game day reports.

The Kestrel 5400 Heat Stress Tracker Pro monitors critical local environmental conditions, including the recommended measurement of Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT), providing data for the most reliable assessment of heat stress risk.

Submissions will be evaluated based on the applicant’s submitted goals, school needs, how Kestrel Instruments equipment will help, and existing barriers to purchasing.
Ten winners will be selected, and each will receive a
Kestrel 5400 Heat Stress Tracker Pro with a vane mount and tripod.
Must receive entries by August 6th, 2021, at 11:59 PM EST.

The Kestrel 5400 Heat Stress Tracker is trusted
by professional organizations like the NFL, MLS, USTA, and
Division 1, 2, and 3 Universities.

Start Your Application Here!





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Pentagon OTF | SOG’s First Out the Front



Introducing Pentagon OTF



We said we would only do it if we could do it right. Introducing SOG’s first out-the-front automatic, Pentagon OTF.

Featuring CRYO S35VN steel, a dynamic locking system, and rattle-free lockup, Pentagon OTF is an American-made automatic built for the pros.



Pentagon OTF specifications

Cryogenically treated CPM S35VN steelLarge deploy button, easy to use with or without gloves

FDE coloration coming soon


Lifetime Warranty

Free Shipping

Mission Ready. Purpose Built


Free shipping limited to the continental US

Limited to stock on hand

Online exclusive

We cannot ship automatic knives to Canada and the following states…CT, DE, HI, MA, MD, MN, NM, NJ, PA, VA, VT, or WA.

Only the SOG-TAC Automatic California Special may be shipped to the state of California. all other automatic knives cannot be shipped to California.

We cannot ship automatic knives to PO or APO addresses.

Mission-centric solutions designed to enhance capability, no matter the situation. Drawn from studying user insights, our systems confidently embrace adversity, turn obstacles into opportunities and push us in our relentless pursuit of greater potential.

SOG Knives and Tools
6521 212Th St Sw Lynnwood, WA 98036

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Winchester® Ammunition Headlines 2021 Grand American as Official Ammunition and Supports AIM Youth Shooting Championships

Sport shooters from across the country are en route to compete for the most prestigious titles in shooting sports.

EAST ALTON, Ill. (July 29, 2021) — Sport shooters from across the country are en route to the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta, Illinois, to compete for the most prestigious titles in shooting sports. The AIM (Academics Integrity Marksmanship) Youth Championship, which is on July 30-August 3, will host more than 10,000 competitors. It will be followed by the annual Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) Grand American World Championship on August 4-14.
Winchester Ammunition is the official ammunition of the ATA and has been affiliated with the ATA and the Grand American for over 100 years, which continues to preserve and promote the shooting sports.
The AIM Grand Championship is a youth shooting competition where kids from elementary school through college compete against others in their class in Singles, Doubles and Handicap Trap events. After the AIM Grand Championship events, shooters of all ages begin the 11-day Grand American Trap Shoot, which consists of daily events like the Winchester AA® Class Singles (Monday, August 9).
Winchester AA shotshells will be available for sale at the shell house, including AA Diamond Grade Elite Trap, which is new for 2021. This product features 8% antimony hard shot loaded to the same load specs as the ever-popular AA Super-Handicap.
Team Winchester at The Grand American
Team Winchester members will compete as well as spend time in the Winchester building throughout the event.   

Harlan Campbell, Hall of Fame Sport Shooter, (Noon, Aug. 1, Training Clinic)
Matt and Foster Bartholow, World Champions Matt and Foster Bartholow, (Noon, Aug. 2, Training Clinic)
Keith Ditto, All-American Sport Shooter
Dagen Voigtman, All-American Sport Shooter

Winchester Branded Merchandise for Sale
The Winchester Ammunition building will be open throughout the duration of the event with a diverse assortment of branded merchandise for sale. Please stop by and visit with Winchester staff and pro-shooters as well as participate in exciting daily promotions.  

About Winchester Ammunition

Winchester has a distinguished 155-year history of innovation in hunting, recreation, law enforcement and military ammunition products. In the field, on the range or in defense of freedom around the globe, Winchester has the right product for any ammunition need. Winchester is The American Legend, a brand built on integrity, hard work and a deep focus on its loyal customers.
Learn more about the history of Winchester by visiting or connecting with us on Facebook at

About the Amateur Trapshooting Association

The ATA serves as the faithful protector of the sport of trapshooting. As the largest clay target shooting organization in the world, the ATA governs the sport’s rules and regulations and seeks ways to further enhance the sport and increase participation.
Founded in 1900, the ATA today has 6,000-plus registered tournaments and members who will shoot at more than 60 million targets each year. With more than 900 gun clubs affiliated with the ATA, you can find registered shooting just about anywhere.

About Gun Owners Care

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

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Silencer Central Announces Attendance at 2021 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

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Silencer Central Announces Attendance at 2021 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Sioux Falls, South Dakota – July 30, 2021 – Silencer Central, America’s largest silencer dealer, will attend the 2021 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and pre-rally events in Sturgis, South Dakota, beginning July 31. Silencer Central will have three locations across the event.

“The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has become a tradition for Silencer Central,” said Brandon Maddox, CEO of Silencer Central. “The raucous energy of the rally is incredible and there’s no better place for us to interact with so many of our customers and future customers. And this year, we’ll be bringing a Polaris General XP 1000 that will be topped with a FN M249, which is sure to be popular with attendees.”

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and its pre-rally festivities are an annual tradition that peaks with 10 Days and Nights of riding, street food, and live music performances. More than 50,0000 riders, music fans, and attendees make the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally a one-of-a-kind event.

Silencer Central will be at the following locations:

  • Black Hills Harley Davidson—July 31 to August 14
  • Full Throttle—August 6 to August 15
  • One Eyed Jack’s—August 4 to August 15

The Polaris General XP 1000 with its FN M249 SAW will be at Silencer Central’s One Eyed Jack’s location for the duration of the show.

Customers can buy direct at the Rally, can call, or buy online at

Silencer Central delivers silencers directly to customers in the 42 states where silencers are legal. The shipping process has revolutionized the way suppressors are sold and allows for customers to streamline their purchasing experience by cutting out unnecessary hurdles to silencer ownership.

For more information, call 888-781-8778 or visit

About Silencer Central:

Silencer Central started its illustrious journey in 2005 as South Dakota Silencer, an events-based business, created with the goal of reaching the underserved hunting and sport shooting market by simplifying the silencer ownership process. It became Dakota Silencer, and finally rebranded as Silencer Central after expanding its simplified process in August 2020 to all 42 states where silencers are lawful. Silencer Central makes it simple to purchase a silencer by managing the entire buying process for the consumer, providing a free NFA Gun Trust, offering interest-free payment options, and shipping directly to their front door, once approved.

Silencer Central, 7511 S Louise Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57108, USA

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Millions of New Gun Owners Will Join in the Fun of National Shooting Sports Month® in August

For immediate release | August 30, 2021

Millions of New Gun Owners Will Join in the Fun of National Shooting Sports Month® in August

Whether you’re a first-time gun owner or experienced, here are 10 ways to enjoy the target shooting sports and special events

NEWTOWN, Conn. – America’s millions of first-time firearm owners will find National Shooting Sports Month® in August a great time to enjoy using their new firearms, whether in a training course, competition or simply having fun shooting targets with friends. NSSF® estimates 8.4 million people purchased their first firearm last year, with many of them being non-traditional buyers.

Developed by NSSF, the firearm industry trade association, National Shooting Sports Month encourages newcomers as well as experienced gun owners to spend an exciting day at the range with their handgun, rifle or shotgun enjoying the target-shooting sports, which boast more than 56 million adult and youth participants.

As if you needed help to find ways to enjoy National Shooting Sports Month, here are 10 of them:

1. +ONE® Movement — It helps to have a mentor show you the ropes when taking up a new activity. NSSF’s +ONE Movement asks experienced shooters to mentor newcomers and novices on how to safely handle firearms and develop skills to hit their targets, whether they’re paper, steel plates or moving clays. Experienced shooters can help secure the future of shooting sports by taking the +ONE pledge to introduce someone new to target shooting this August!

2. A Date at the Range — Make it a date! Ask your spouse, partner, boyfriend or girlfriend to go target shooting with you. You’ll have a great time together. Women are the fastest growing group in target shooting, and more gear than ever has been designed for their fit and comfort. Don’t have someone to go with? Call the range and ask about their leagues and training classes.

3. Rediscover Shooting — Haven’t shot in a while? Dust off your shooting gear—always check to see if firearms are loaded when removing them from storage—and call an old shooting buddy or ask your granddaughter or grandson to join you. Clay target sports such as skeet, trap and sporting clays are perfect for socializing.

4. What to Expect at the Range — Safety orientation, range rules, range officers . . . there are things you need to know about if you haven’t spent much time at a target shooting range, or perhaps you need to refresh your memory. Learn what to expect here. And watch this video on Range Safety and Etiquette before stepping up to the firing line.

5. #LetsGoShootingTM — #LetsGoShooting is the theme of National Shooting Sports Month. Share the hashtag and your experiences on your favorite social media networks and remind others to head out to the range for a day of fun and socializing. Discover the skill-building and fun other target shooters are having at the range by following the #LetsGoShooting feeds.

6. Cash in on Deals — Retailers and ranges will be offering specials during National Shooting Sports Month at thousands of events nationwide. Find a participating business near you to take advantage of these offers at

7. Tune Up for Hunting Season — Many people are taking up hunting because they’re interested in harvesting their own healthful food. If that’s you, a trip to a firearm retailer or range can provide answers on how to get started hunting, such as enrolling in a hunter education course and practicing your shooting to be ready in time for the fall seasons. NSSF’s website has loads of information.

8. Practice Firearm Safety — The shooting sports are safe. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Responsible gun owners safely handle their firearms and securely store them when not in use, whether at home, in a vehicle or at the range. Thanks to responsible gun owners and programs like NSSF’s Project ChildSafe, fatal firearms accidents are at all-time low levels.

9. Celebrate Freedom and Tradition — In addition to passing on the great tradition of target shooting, you can educate others about the unique American freedoms that make firearm ownership and the shooting sports possible. See NSSF’s Proud to be a Firearms Owner pocket card and video and also learn about NSSF’s Gun Owners Care.

10. Win a Great Prize! — Finally, enter the Gearbox Giveaways at for a chance to win great prizes from generous National Shooting Sports Month sponsors.

For regular updates on National Shooting Sports Month and for other target shooting resources, follow the LetsGoShooting® pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Remember, help make others aware of the great pastime of target shooting by sharing your experiences on social media and using the hashtag #LetsGoShooting.

About NSSF

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

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August Has Finally Arrived — And So Has National Shooting Sports Month!

National Shooting Sports Month 2020

Welcome to National Shooting Sports Month!®

Need an excuse to go shooting this month? Probably not, but in case you do, August is National Shooting Sports Month. It’s a 31-day excuse to go target shooting, introduce someone new to the shooting sports and share your enthusiasm for the sport!

Here are a few ways to get involved this August:

Find an event near you

Find a Host Near You

Visit® to locate local ranges and retailers near you that are signed on as hosts. Invite others to join you! It’s a great way to get newcomers involved and share your passion for the shooting sports.

Enter to win some swag!

Enter Giveaways to win Gearbox prizes

Check out to enter to win a gearbox filled with firearms and accessories!

+ONE Movement

Join the +ONE® Movement℠

Join the +ONE movement and invite someone to the range today. Take the pledge and help grow participation in the shooting sports.

Share your experience

Share your experience

Share the hashtags #LetsGoShooting, #LetsGoHunting and your experiences on your social media networks, and remind others to give target shooting a try. Follow Let’s Go Shooting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

National Shooting Sports Foundation
11 Mile Hill Road
Newtown, CT 06470

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Battle Arms Development Upgrades to DuraMag

Advanced Rifles Now with Advanced Magazines


Battle Arms Development Upgrades To DuraMag

BAD w DuraMag

Battle Arms Development (B.A.D) is no stranger to upgrades. The company has built its name on continual improvements and advancements, taking the AR platform rifle to the next level with advancements in function and ergonomics.

B.A.D.’s rifles of today take full advantage of modern design and manufacturing capabilities to produce a truly 21st-century rifle. Those traits make an alignment with DuraMag as an OEM supplier of magazines the natural choice. B.A.D.’s rifles are generations ahead of the classic AR, and DuraMag magazines are the most advanced rifle magazines available on the market today.

More than a spring-loaded bullet holder, DuraMags are engineered and built from the ground up for each caliber and each capacity. Even the classic 5.56mm AR magazine is a complete redesign. Just like B.A.D.’s rifles, what appears normal from a distance is in reality an advancement decades ahead of its original concept.

Don’t let the familiar shape fool you, DuraMags are truly a different generation of metal magazine. DuraMag greatly enhanced the lifespan of steel and aluminum magazines with the integration of LipLock technology and Post-and-Hole body construction. LipLock reinforces critical areas of the feed lips for a stronger and more durable hold beyond the simple strength of material. Post-and-hole body construction mechanically locks the magazine together before precision robotic welding finishes the job. An EverFlex™ spring and Advanced Geometry Follower™ glide smoothly thanks to DuraMag’s own T360™ coating that protects the magazine inside and out.

The inclusion of DuraMag magazines with B.A.D. rifles demonstrates Battle Arms Development’s dedication to superlative performance advantages, added value, ingenuity, and attention to detail.

About DuraMag:

At DURAMAG we design magazines to meet the specific demands of each discipline – combat, law enforcement and sport. We develop solutions to the challenges of our customers in each and every category. To meet the needs of today’s combat conditions we’ve developed a new stainless steel magazine. It outperforms the industry-standard mil-spec aluminum magazine in every test. 

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JULY 28, 2021

GENESEO, ILL. (07/28/21) – Springfield Armory® is proud to announce the newest addition to its award-winning family of 1911’s—the Emissary. Bridging the gap between duty and custom handguns, the Emissary delivers a bold and capable 1911 pistol with defense-minded features intended for serious use.

The new Emissary blends form and function seamlessly in a firearm built for defense and loaded with custom-grade features. It’s constructed with a forged stainless steel frame and forged carbon steel slide, with a beautiful two-tone finish. The blued carbon steel slide pairs with a stainless steel frame featuring a distinctive squared trigger guard with additional room for ease of operation with a gloved hand.

The slide’s “Tri-Top” cut gives the Emissary custom styling, while a flattened top strap is finished with 40 LPI serrations to diffuse light and reduce glare. On top, the tritium and luminescent front sight on the Emissary pairs with a Tactical Rack U-Dot™ rear sight for easy target acquisition in all lighting conditions.

Inside the slide, a bushingless heavy stainless steel bull barrel delivers maximum accuracy while reducing felt recoil and muzzle flip. In addition, the Emissary’s skeletonized hammer delivers ultra-fast lock times and combines with a solid-body, flat-faced trigger for top-end performance.

The forged stainless frame’s front strap and mainspring housing are wrapped in a grenade-pattern texture for firm engagement in adverse conditions, which are matched with slim line grip panels by VZ Grips® machined from G10. At the front, a Picatinny accessory rail is integrated into the steel of the frame and is ready to accept a light, laser or combo of your choice.

Each pistol comes with two top-quality 8-round stainless steel magazines with base pads. MSRP is $1,279.

“This newest addition to the 1911 family of pistols provides an excellent option for a defensive handgun with an additional measure of refinement,” says Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory. “The modern features on this classic pistol platform make this a must-have for 1911 lovers and anyone who wants a top-of-the-line defensive pistol.”

The Emissary is truly a refined 1911 built for self-defense that blends the best elements of a tactical handgun and a custom pistol to create a gorgeous and capable firearm that stands ready to deliver.

Emissary 1911 .45 ACP | PX9220L
To see the 1911 Emissary, visit

About Springfield Armory®

In 1794, the original Springfield Armory began manufacturing muskets for the defense of our young, free Republic. The Armory functioned as a firearms supplier for every major American conflict until 1968 when the government sadly closed its doors. In 1974, nearly two centuries after its inception, Springfield Armory Inc. in Geneseo, Ill. revived the iconic heritage of the Armory to carry on its legacy.

We strive to honor this responsibility as guardians of the original Springfield Armory legacy by manufacturing the highest quality firearms to enable responsible citizens to preserve their right to keep and bear arms in the defense of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

With an unmatched emphasis on craftsmanship, performance and exceptional customer service, our mission is to forge superior firearms and provide the tools necessary to defend individual freedoms and equality for those who embrace the rights and principles secured by our Founding Fathers. For more information, please visit us at:

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England re-opens borders to fully vaccinated US and EU travelers

Avoid quarantine when travelling to London for DSEI 2021

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A Green Light for Double Vaccinated US & EU Travellers
The UK Government announced yesterday that from Monday 02 August, travellers from the US and the EU, will no longer need to quarantine on arrival in England, if they have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
We are delighted that our US and EU visitors will now be able to attend DSEI 2021 in-person, without the need for prior isolation. Get ready to reconnect with the global defence and security community, including all major primes, 100+ ‘new to event’ exhibitors and 19 international pavilions, at the most anticipated industry event of the past 18 months.

Register today with confidence.



Things to See and Do at DSEI 2021

World-class Exhibitors

Keynote Addresses

New for 2021: DSEI have launched DSEI Connect to complement our audience’s live experience and facilitate participation for those unable to attend. You can use DSEI Connect to access live and on-demand keynote sessions, find potential new suppliers via the Supply Chain directory and arrange meetings (in-person or virtually) with key contacts and potential business partners using Meet Me.
Everyone who
registers for DSEI 2021 can access DSEI Connect.

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Safari Club International Strongly Opposes David Chipman to Head ATF

Safari Club International Strongly Opposes David Chipman to Head ATF

Tucson, AZ (July 29, 2021) – Safari Club International strongly opposes the nomination of David Chipman as the Biden Administration’s nominee for the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Chipman, a longtime gun control lobbyist, has expressly stated his support for banning the most popular rifle in the U.S., owned by tens of millions of law-abiding Americans. He holds many other radical anti-Second Amendment positions, all of which would not only impact the civil rights of Americans but will also have very detrimental effects on hunting and wildlife conservation.

The nomination of Chipman will significantly harm wildlife conservation and management efforts across the country. Manufacturers pay a 10- to 11-percent tax on firearms and ammunition, which directly funds state wildlife and habitat conservation, law enforcement, hunter safety programs and other wildlife-related uses. This tax comes from all recreational firearm manufacturing, not just those firearms used for hunting.

SCI CEO W. Laird Hamberlin stated: “The benefits all hunters and recreational shooters bring to wildlife and habitat conservation cannot be diminished. America’s law-abiding sportsmen and women are vital to providing the revenue, participation, and management necessary to conserving wildlife and habitat across the country. David Chipman’s explicit hostility to our community is dangerous, and we strongly oppose his nomination to lead ATF.”

SCI was among the 22 organizations that sent a June 11, 2021, letter to Senate Majority Leader Schumer and Republican Leader McConnell outlining strong opposition to Chipman. 

The letter read, in part, “our collective opposition to Mr. Chipman’s nomination stems from his long record of radical anti-firearm statements and actions. These give rise to our concern that, if confirmed, Mr. Chipman will take proactive steps to impede gun ownership, hunting and recreational shooting in a manner that detrimentally impacts wildlife conservation and management.”

As the letter noted, in 2017 Chipman testified before the House Natural Resources Committee in opposition to HR 3668, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act, a bill that received significant support from the hunting and conservation community. The SHARE Act expanded access and opportunities for hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting on federal lands, an issue of great importance to America’s sportsmen and women.

“Based on these positions,” the letter stated, “it is clear to us that the confirmation of David Chipman as ATF Director would result in significant and far-reaching negative impacts to hunters, anglers, recreational shooters, and, importantly, to wildlife and its habitat.”

In addition to SCI, organizations signing onto the opposition letter included the conservation groups Delta Waterfowl, Ducks Unlimited, the Mule Deer Foundation, the National Deer Association and the National Wild Turkey Federation.

The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, National Rifle Association, and National Shooting Sports Foundation were also signatories to the letter.

SCI is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. Nearly 200 Chapters represent all 50 states of the United States as well as 106 countries. SCI’s proactive leadership in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs, with the SCI Foundation and other conservation groups, research institutions and government agencies, empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation. Learn more at, or call (520) 620-1220 for more information. International Headquarters Washington, District of Columbia * Tucson, Arizona * Ottawa, Canada

For more information, please visit WWW.SAFARICLUB.ORG

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Grant Kunkel Dominates CCI Area 4 Steel Challenge

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Grant Kunkel Dominates CCI Area 4 Steel Challenge

LEWISTON, Idaho – July 29, 2021 – Team CCI Ammunition shooter Grant Kunkel had an impressive showing at the 2021 CCI Area 4 Steel Challenge Championship, where he dominated his competition. The CCI-title sponsored event, held at the Brazosland Pistoleros Practical Shooting Club in Navasota, Texas, saw a total of 301 shooters, with some, like Kunkel, shooting multiple firearms in different divisions. Grant entered five divisions, and he won all of them.

“Grant continues to show what talent, hard work and great equipment can produce. He continues to dominate the Steel Challenge world and we’re proud to have him on the team. We congratulate Grant on his well-deserved victory,” said CCI Shooting Sports Promotions Manager Jason Spradling. “In the Open division, Kunkel’s winning time was over 13 seconds faster than the runner up. That’s nothing short of amazing considering competitors at this level usually have times that differ by tenths of a second.”

Kunkel’s teammate Cory Klemashevich took 2nd place in the Carry Optics Division and 5th place in the Pistol Caliber Carbine Optics division, while also serving as the match director.

“Cory and his team did an amazing job running the match. This event was one of the most fun matches I can remember,” Kunkel said. “I was fortunate enough to put down some good times and earn some new hardware. At this level, my equipment has to perform flawlessly. I was glad my magazines were loaded with CCI Mini-Mags and CCI Blazer 9mm ammo. I never have to worry about my ammo performing like I need it to.”

“Until you see it happen, you can’t believe it’s possible,” Klemashevich said of Kunkel’s stellar performance. “To find an athlete so adept at a sport is like watching lightning strike and change the landscape forever. When that athlete is also the most genuine, humble person like Grant, they are truly someone who can help the sport transcend to a place nobody thought it could be taken.”

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One Week Remains Before Rates Increase! | 2021 CBRN Defense Conference & Exhibition

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2021 CBRN Defense Conference & Exhibition

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2021 CBRN Defense Conference & Exhibition in Baltimore, MD, on August 16 – 18. Anticipate in-depth discussions on evolving threats, requisite future capabilities and capacities for response and pandemic preparedness, acquisition reform, and the future of warfighter training and readiness.

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Registration is required to participate in this event. By registering today, you can take advantage of the discount and further maximize your event participation. But don’t wait; registration rates go up on August 6.

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The CBRN planning team continues to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Currently, the CBRN Defense Conference & Exhibition is scheduled to occur as published. The health and safety of our event participants, members, and partners remain our top priority. We are committed to following the guidelines and precautions as outlined by the CDC.

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T.G.I.F readers! Hope you’ve all had a productive week and are dealing well with the COVID, Delta variant, extravaganza. It’s difficult, I know, and you could very well be Googling to find a local therapist. I don’t blame you for feeling that you need a therapist, but keep in mind, no pun intended, that a therapist is a jackass who majored in psychology so they could understand themselves. You can derive superior results faster with a good shoot the shit.

A shoot the shit is a social interaction during which any topic can be discussed; participants don’t need to know anything about the subject being discussed, they’re free to make any unsupported comments they wish, they’re free to use uncensored profanity, insult anyone they wish or change the subject.

If you want some support for my lack of confidence in psychologists just look at the movement to eliminate gender specific references. It has surfaced, of all places, in medical schools, where students have complained that instructors have assigned gender to their cadavers or used gender specific language in lectures. It appears that some students, easily recognizable by evidence of crania rectal inversion, want Medical Schools to eliminate the use of “male” and “female” classification of the homo sapien species. Apparently some professors are actually apologizing to students for their lack of sensitivity. I will guarantee you that somewhere along the way a psychologist has had a hand in skull fucking those students. You don’t belong in a medical school, or in the profession, if classifying your patient’s gender as male or female troubling. What are you going to do, perform a pelvic examination on testicles.

Folks we really need to grow up and pull our heads out of our ass so you can oxygenate your brain; however, just the same, I’ve developed a classification system to eliminate gender specific language in Medical Schools:

  • A Male = lifeform I
  • A Gay Male = lifeform, II
  • A Female = lifeform V
  • A Lesbian = lifeform VV ( I could of used X but that may be suggestive of sexual behavior)
  • A Transgender individual = lifeform IV or VI depending on sexual identity
  • Some one who associates as Other = lifeform π

Using this classification system should eliminate moronic complaints against professors and refocus students on things like histology.

Have you ever given ED (erectile dysfunction) a thought? It’s impossible to watch television for more than a couple of hours without seeing an ad for enhancement formulations. Thank God, I’m still capable of producing an erection that a squirrel can’t climb and a cat couldn’t scratch, but if you’re afflicted be very careful about what you take to enhance your genital performance. Around 40 percent of people with a penis over 40 have mild to moderate ED. Erectile dysfunction (ED) happens when you can’t get or keep an erection long or hard enough to have penetrative sex. This is an interesting statistic but as far as I’m concerned if he or she has a penis over 40 you don’t need medication you need hydraulics.

The Mayo Clinic informs us that having erection trouble from time to time isn’t necessarily a cause for concern but if erectile dysfunction is an ongoing issue, it can cause stress, affect your self-confidence and contribute to relationship problems. Problems getting or keeping an erection can also be a sign of an underlying health condition that needs treatment and a risk factor for heart disease. There are also psychological components; for example, a partner who desires a larger penetration complains about your ability, don’t let it get you down, simply hire a hooker who will tell anything you want to hear.

Should you suspect ED, your proper course of action is to share that information with your doctor and don’t take the dietary supplements you see on television. See your doctor.

The Bureau of Economic Analysis gave us some good news today, reporting that Real GDP for Q2 2021 grew at an annualized rate of 6.5%. This translates to 1.625% growth for the quarter. It’s an improvement over Q1 which came in at 6.4% annualized or 1.6% for the quarter. Q1 to Q2 growth was relatively flat but positive nevertheless. Consumer spending was very strong as well as business investment. Q3 will likely be a strong quarter as well, but the COVID-19 DELTA variant and how the government handles it remains a risk to the economy as the escalating energy prices.

In closing, it’s important that you get your vaccines not for the wellbeing of the economy alone, but for your personal health. You’re not being conned.

Have a great weekend, be safe and schedule your own shoot the shit with your buds and family. It’s a great way to decompress and we all need that these days.

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120 Handgun Models and Counting – CAA USA MCK Has You Covered

120 Handgun Models and Counting – CAA USA MCK Has You Covered

CAA USA MCK (Micro Conversion Kit) is available for over 120 handgun models from GLOCK to Springfield, SIG SAUER to Smith & Wesson, CZ to soon to be Taurus. CAA USA continues to introduce new customer-driving models. In addition, new finishes, including popular camo patterns Mossy Oak™, Realtree®, and True Timber®, take your MCK from the range to the fields.

Pompano Beach, Fla. (July 2021)CAA USA, designers and developers of the world-famous MCK/Micro Conversion Kit, have reached a new benchmark for available MCK handgun models. The original Micro Conversion Kit, developed for the popular GLOCK pistols, quickly put the CAA USA design team to work delivering other models for a demanding customer base. The MCK quickly and easily turns any pistol into a more accurate, and super fun, shooting platform.

“We do our research in-house to determine potential new models, but in all honesty, it’s our public, through our active social media sites, that lets us know what pistol is high on their ‘need to have MCK’ list,” LTC. (Ret.) Mikey Hartman, CEO of CAA USA, said. “When one of the major firearms companies hits a home run on a new pistol, like the SIG 365 or the Springfield Hellcat, you can be sure we will have numerous vocal fans asking for an MCK version.”

Hartman offers an example of how CAA USA’s customers help determine the next new model. Pre-orders for the Taurus G2 and G3 MCK recently opened on CAA USA’s website to an extremely high volume of orders. The new models include Taurus G2c, G3, and G3c with optic-ready T.O.R.O., as well as the PT111 Models.  “We had two other projects up next, but the demand for a Taurus G2 and G3 MCK were so significant that we changed our production schedule to accommodate our customers’ wants.”

As part of CAA USA’s customer-centric business model, CAA USA also offers accessories and an array of finishes including camo and Cerakote® finishes. Hartman continued, “It’s like when you were a kid and you got a G.I. Joe. You can’t play with just one soldier, you need his team and a Jeep, a couple of tanks, some big guns, and so on. Same with the MCK. You can trick it out with grip kits, magazines, sights, lights, lasers, glass breakers, knives, and even bayonets.”

With all their model, accessory, and finish options available, CAA USA is most excited to announce a new licensing agreement with three of the most popular camo brands: Mossy Oak™, Realtree®, and True Timber®. This new agreement will provide customers with new options for handgun hunting just in time for the upcoming fall season.

“Our customers make CAA USA successful,” Hartman concluded. “Without them, we would not be where we are at today as the leader in micro conversion kits for handguns. CAA USA listens and CAA USA delivers. We have 5 new MCK models coming this year, as well as the new MCK Gen 3 which we will be introducing at Shot Show 2022.”

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About CAA USA:

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


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CZ Celebrates Its 85th Anniversary

CZ celebrates its 85th anniversary

28. 7. 2021

Ceska zbrojovka, the largest manufacturer of small arms in the Czech Republic and one of the most important arms companies in the world, will celebrate 85 years since its founding in 2021. To mark this occasion, it will release two CZ limited anniversary edition firearms.

Construction of a small arms factory in the Moravian town of Uhersky Brod began in mid-summer 1936 as part of a large-scale transfer of Czechoslovak strategic production capacities to the eastern regions of the country. At the time, it was just one of many projects that Czechoslovakia was working on in preparation for war with Nazi Germany. As it was one of the smallest projects, implementation proceeded quickly, with the new factory starting operations at the beginning of 1937. It has long been known that this event was not only one of the important milestones in the development of Ceska zbrovjovka, but also an important event for the world’s arms industry.

Originally a small state run enterprise that was established as a branch factory of the armory in the Czech city of Strakonice, which was located in South Bohemia, it was given the task of producing machine guns for airplanes. Soon afterwards, it experienced dynamic growth due to its secure position in the market. Following the end of 1948, it gradually concentrated its activities on the production of small arms in the then country of Czechoslovakia. By the 1950s, the small arms factory in Uhersky Brod had already become a key supplier to domestic armed forces, with its firearms also exported in large numbers to commercial markets all over the world. Many of its products at that time could be described as legends: the vz. 58 and vz. 61 Skorpion submachine guns, Slavia air rifles and “alarm guns”, CZ vz. 50/70 and CZ 75 pistols, ZKM rimfire rifles and ZKK centerfire rifles.

Today’s Ceska zbrojovka Uhersky Brod was founded in 1992, and due to its increased focus on export, managed to overcome the difficult 1990s and prepare for further development at the beginning of the new millennium. After 2006, under the ownership of a Czech majority shareholder, it quickly transformed into a modern and highly efficient company with a radically updated portfolio. The new generation of CZ firearms received an enthusiastic reception from its customers and Ceska zbrojovka was definitively placed among the elite manufacturers in its field. One of its greatest achievements was a return to the ranks of automatic firearm suppliers to Czech and international armed forces.

From its current portfolio of firearms, we would like to highlight the “striker fired” CZ P-10 series pistols, modern models of the timeless CZ 75 (including the successful CZ SHADOW 2 sport pistol), modular CZ 457 series rimfire rifles, CZ SCORPION EVO 3 A1 submachine guns, and CZ BREN 2 assault and battle rifles (semi-automatic models are also available for the commercial market). Regarding CZ centerfire rifles, a major next generation update is being prepared for release in 2021.

In 2018, Ceska zbrojovka became part of the international holding group CZG – Ceska zbrojovka Group SE, which aims to become a world leader in the production of small arms and to achieve sales of one billion euros by the end of 2025. An important step towards this goal was the recent acquisition of the famous American company Colt. Even after this major expansion, Ceska zbrojovka remains the largest manufacturer in the CZG Group, with its products exported to almost 100 countries around the world. Its strong position on the market contributed to impressive financial results in 2020 that set new records (CZG achieved sales of CZK 6.82 billion, EBITDA rose to CZK 1.47 billion, and operating profit achieved CZK 1.1 billion), despite the restrictions that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. The first two quarters of 2021 were also very promising.

To mark its important anniversary this year, Ceska zbrojovka will release two exclusive, limited editions of successful CZ firearm models: 2,000 CZ 557 85th Anniversary rifles and 2,000 CZ 75 SP-01 Shadow 85th Anniversary pistols. Both editions retain all advantages of these modern legends, with the bonus of special touches that commemorate the company’s 85th anniversary.


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Make the Most of Summer | SOG Knives



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SIG SAUER Academy Completes Inaugural P365 EDC Championship Presented by USCCA

NEWINGTON, N.H., (July 28, 2021) – SIG SAUER Academy, the leading provider of the highest quality firearms instruction and tactical training in the world, is pleased to announce the results of the Inaugural P365 EDC Championship presented by the US Conceal Carry Association (USCCA) held at the SIG SAUER Academy in Epping, New Hampshire July 21-24, 2021.

The P365 EDC Championship was a thirteen-stage match with four divisions and participation in the match required a SIG SAUER P365 pistol.  The first-place finishers in each of the divisions were as follows:

  • Open / Mason Lane: Modified P365 pistol that may be outfitted with aftermarket products.
  • Carry Optics / Zach Smith: Stock P365 series pistol with mounted optic only.
  • Stock P365XL / Phil Strader: No modifications allowed to firearm or magazine
  • Stock P365 / Shannon Smith: No modifications allowed to firearm or magazine.

“Congratulations to all the competitors and top finishers.  This was a fantastic inaugural event that challenged 130 competitors to run a scenario-based course of fire putting their marksmanship, competition, and concealed carry skills to the test with the game-changing P365 everyday carry pistol” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, SIG SAUER, Inc.  “We are looking forward to making the P365 EDC Championship an annual competition and growing the event as we continue to expand the depth of the P365 series of pistols.”

Results were determined using the Lewis Scoring Method. To view the full listing of results of the P365 EDC Championship presented by USCCA visit

About SIG SAUER, Inc.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 250 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision.  Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens.  Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy.  Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER has over 2,300 employees across nine locations.  For more information about the company and product line visit:


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Tasmanian Tiger TT Officers Bag Receives a SILVER Score in the 2021 NTOA Member Tested and Recommended Program with an Overall Score of 4.41 out of Five

The TT Officers Bag was field-tested and recommended by law enforcement officers in the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Member Tested and Recommended Program.

Tasmanian Tiger® TT Officers Bag Receives a SILVER Score in the 2021 NTOA Member Tested and Recommended Program with an Overall Score of 4.41 out of Five

The TT Officers Bag was field-tested and recommended by law enforcement officers in the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Member Tested and Recommended Program.

Knoxville, Tenn. (July 2021)Tasmanian Tiger®, a tactical nylon line of products distributed exclusively for the US market by Proforce Equipment, Inc., is proud to announce that the TT Officers Bag received an overall score of 4.41 out of five from the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Member Tested and Recommended Program.

The TT Officers Bag was reviewed by three members of the NTOA. As part of the Member Tested and Recommended Program, the officers tested the TT Officers Bag while on the job for maximum testing for design, performance, application, versatility, and other pertinent features.

“Among the various characteristics that I look for in a product I intend to use in the field, perhaps the most important are functionality, durability, and versatility. This bag checks all three for me,” review by Maryland Officer.

The officer from Maryland kitted out his TT Officers Bag as a range/go-bag and found the bag has plenty of storage space in the main compartment, as well as multiple smaller storage pockets throughout the bag for additional gear.

“I can see the TT Officer Bag being used as a go-bag for units who find themselves on perimeters often and need the ability to carry extra clothes or sustainment items for those long callouts,” review by Virginia Officer.

The officer reviewing the TT Officers Bag from Pennsylvania is part of a detective division and the team outfitted the bag as a call-out bag for their division. They were able to store all the equipment required for most crime scenes including fingerprint processing and DNA collection equipment. The team found the bag to be well constructed, very durable, and versatile. “Overall, we were very impressed with the quality and versatility of the bag.”

The versatile grab-and-go TT Officers Bag is designed to carry gear, accessories, and clothing and can be easily configured to carry by hand, over the shoulder, or worn as a backpack for hands-free operation.

The main compartment front has a MOLLE hook-and-loop panel for configuring additional gear or pouches. The pocket on the front and the two large pockets on each end are enclosed with durable YKK zippers. The main compartment features a lockable zipper. The interior has multiple compartments for organized packing.

Made from rugged 700 denier Cordura® fabric and available in black, the TT Officers Bag has an MSRP of $249.00.

Find a local dealer here for any of the exciting Tasmanian Tiger products. All sales inquiries can be directed to

About Tasmanian Tiger®:

Tasmanian Tiger®, a division of Tatonka GmbH, is an international brand founded in 1999 to provide user-design-driven nylon products to elite warfighters and law enforcement in Europe and Asia. From prototype to production, all products are manufactured in the company’s own facilities, thus ensuring a consistently high level of quality throughout the production processes. All products are quality checked prior to leaving the facility and checked regularly by independent international test centers.

About the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA):

The mission of the National Tactical Officers Association is to enhance the performance and professional status of law enforcement personnel by providing a credible and proven training resource as well as a forum for the development of tactics and information exchange.

The Association’s ultimate goal is to improve public safety and domestic security through training, education, and tactical excellence.

The National Tactical Officers Association operates with Veritas (truth, honesty, and integrity) in our relationships.

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Galco’s Great Alaskan Chest Holster!

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Galco’s Great Alaskan Chest Holster!

PHOENIX, July 2021
Ideal for both handgun hunting and protection while fishing, camping or hiking in bear country, Galco’s bestselling
Great Alaskan™ positions the handgun on the chest, keeping it clear of gear carried near the waistline. It also helps keep your handgun dry when wading, and is a great choice for riding, whether on an ATV or on horseback.
Speed can be essential when easily-spooked game or an unpredictable predator appears, and the Great Alaskan’s positioning at the front of the body offers a speedy and simple draw. An outdoorsman’s holster also needs to retain the handgun in the rough-and-tumble hunting and hiking fields. The Great Alaskan ensures secure retention with a simple safety strap that features a glove-friendly polymer finger tab.
The Great Alaskan is extremely comfortable with heavy handguns, using both a wide premium-steerhide shoulder strap and a torso strap that comfortably bear the weight of a large-framed revolver or auto.
The Great Alaskan is constructed of extremely sturdy yet beautiful premium steerhide in Galco’s signature hand-rubbed, oil-finished tan. Holster, harness and straps come ready for easy end-user adjustment. The harness will also accept an optional
carrier for spare ammo, sold separately.
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Galco International, LTD is the designer and manufacturer of Galco Holsters, the premier American-made brand of superb-quality holsters, belts and accessories. Encompassing law enforcement, military, defensive and sporting use, the Galco brand utilizes leather, nylon and Kydex to meet the demands of today’s consumers. Women’s holster handbags, tactical slings and hunting accessories round out the line. All Galco products are proudly handcrafted in the USA since 1969.

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The Nation, Wyoming, and the American Knife & Tool Institute Mourn the Loss of Senator Mike Enzi

AKTI Mourns the Loss of Senator Mike Enzi

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A Stronger Supporter of Knives as Essential Tools is Lost.

CODY, WYOMING, JULY 28, 2021 – Retired Wyoming United States Senator Mike Enzi, age 77, passed away this week from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident.

“It is with great sadness that the American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) and those of us who personally knew Senator Enzi mourn the loss of a friend and supporter,” said Jan Billeb, AKTI Executive Director. “We could not ask for a stronger champion for rational legislation and responsible government. Senator Enzi never wavered in his commitment to his constituents and as a powerful advocate for what he believed in.”

Senator Enzi, a Republican, served the nation and the people of Wyoming in the U.S. Senate from 1997 until 2021. Mike was well known as a consensus builder in Washington, D.C. From 2015 until his retirement from the Senate, he chaired the Senate Budget Committee, encouraging federal fiscal responsibility.

When AKTI Executive Director Jan Billeb explained the issue of multiple varying state and local laws regarding knife possession that knife owners face traveling to hunt, fish, or other activities to the Senator in 2013, he completely understood and offered to champion legislation to protect knife owners. He promptly found a co-sponsor in Senator Ron Wyden, Democrat representing Oregon, for legislation to give federal protection to knife owners traveling similar to what gun owners have enjoyed since 1986.

While the legislation eventually passed the Senate in 2018 by unanimous consent as the Interstate Transport Act, political debate on Capitol Hill over funding and shutdown made it impossible to move further. Re-introduced in 2019, the Interstate Transport Act passed the Senate Commerce Committee but stalled even with tremendous effort by both Senator Enzi and Senator Wyden and their staffs.

“We were pleased to award both Senators Enzi and Wyden for their tireless work to provide federal protection for lawful knife owners from the current patchwork of state and local knife laws with the AKTI ‘Common Sense Award,’ said CJ Buck, CEO, Buck Knives and AKTI Legislative Chair. “It was an honor and great privilege to work with someone so dedicated as Senator Enzi and his staff.”

“Knives are an essential tool for hunters and various occupations and the right to carry them with you when you’re on the road is something that should be protected,” Enzi said on accepting the award. “With thousands of knife laws across the country, our legislation provides a common sense solution that respects the rights of states while providing the protection that knife owners need to ensure they can travel without fear of prosecution.”

“We look forward to working with Senator Wyden to get this needed protection for knife owners passed,” said Buck, “and complete the effort that Senator Enzi never wavered in his commitment to accomplish.”

(Pictured: Jan Billeb, Senator Mike Enzi, CJ Buck)

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About AKTI

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

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Defence Silver ERS Award 2021

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Defence Silver ERS Award 2021
BCB International – Proudly supporting those who serve.

BCB International are delighted to confirm that our Employer Recognition Scheme Silver nomination for 2021 has been successful and that we are now a proud recipient of a Silver Employer Recognition Scheme Award (ERS).
BCB were one of 24 Welsh employers to have received an ERS Silver Award in 2021 from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for our support of the armed forces community.
Under the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, BCB International support Defence personnel and encourage others to do the same. BCB continues to actively ensure our workforce is aware of the positive policies towards Defence people issues for veterans, reserves, Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, and spouses and partners of those serving in the Armed Forces.
Working with the Engagement Director’s of RFCA for Wales BCB have been able to implement further policies and working practices to support veterans, families and reservists from the Armed Forces. Employing veterans and reservists of the Armed Forces has helped to strengthen our business and we hope this award will encourage veterans and reservists to continue to work with us in the future.
An SME based in South Wales. For over 160 years, BCB International has built up knowledge and expertise in developing life-saving equipment for the frontline services. Our facility has held a MHRA GMP license for over 30 years, with a heritage of working with the UK government department and military, as well as exporting almost 40% of our products.
Our longstanding and loyal workforce have a wealth of experience in contract manufacturing, supply chain operations, testing and product development. These skills along with our innovation and passion guarantees consistency, quality and safety.

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Bushnell® Recognizes Tom Beckstrand for Lifetime Achievement



OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – July 28, 2021 – Bushnell®, an industry leader in performance optics, has recognized Tom Beckstrand with the 2020 Bill McRae Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to optics and the outdoor industry. The rifle and optics editor for Guns & Ammo, Beckstrand is a dedicated writer and passionate shooting sports educator.

Born and raised in Wells, Nevada, Beckstrand grew up shooting bottles and cans with his father. His skill with a rifle would go on to serve him well in the military from West Point to Afghanistan and Iraq, where he led both Special Forces and counter-terrorism sniper teams.

After his military career, Beckstrand started writing for shooting publications, eventually landing at Guns & Ammo magazine. At the time, there was limited coverage of optics in books and publications, and Beckstrand stepped in to help fill the gap. An ever-evolving area of shooting sports technology, optics became a passion for Beckstrand. Known for his insatiable curiosity, Beckstrand sought to explore optics technology from every angle for his readers.

“Early on, Tom learned each company’s optic contacts and began putting himself in front of the engineers and product managers,” said Eric Poole, editor of Guns & Ammo. “He’d show up to an optics manufacturer with questions prepared and write down answers. Along the way, he immersed himself in the science behind the technology, always wanting to show how and why the features or products work the way they do.”

Beckstrand uses his own personal shooting experiences to inform his writing as well. In 2009, he started competing in Precision Rifle Series (PRS) matches, two-gun matches and precision gas-gun matches.

“At some PRS matches, Tom noted it was hard to see at a distance when it was overcast or rainy and when the target was a piece of shot-up steel inside a woodline,” said Poole. “Most scopes are great when the sun is shining, but Tom started paying attention to who was hitting and who wasn’t when targets were in the shadows. He made note of the optics each were using, and along his journey as a writer, he started tracking and including light-transmission tests in his evaluations. That level of detail in his writing goes above and beyond.”

The Bill McRae Lifetime Achievement Award was established by Bushnell to honor the legendary writer and photojournalist Bill McRae for his vast contributions to the optics and outdoor industry throughout his 50-year career. Introduced in 2011, the annual award was created to recognize McRae and the other journalists who have made a profound impact in the industry.

“This award has honored some of the best shooting and optics writers in the industry, and Tom’s work and dedication has built on that tradition,” said Matt Rice, senior media relations manager for Bushnell. “Not only has Tom educated millions of hunters and shooters through his writing, but he has left his mark on the industry as a whole.”

Previous winners have included Ron Spomer, John Barsness, Wayne van Zwoll, David Petzal, Andrew McKean, Bob Robb, Bryce Towsley and Richard Mann.

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