FOG HORN’s ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOPPING IDEAS

 

Every year, we select 10 products that we feel merit your Holiday Shopping dollars. This year we have some exceptional suggestions for you and we invite you to check them out…

Happy Holidays!

 

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LARRY VICKERS ON THE IWI NEGEV SERIES

 

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

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

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LDS’ Multi-Sensor System Brings Explosive, Drugs Detection to a New Level

 

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Petah Tikva, Israel, November 20, 2017: In recent years, criminal and terrorist organizations increasingly exploit commercial precursors to create explosives. Concealment of explosives and drugs have also become more creative and sophisticated, further challenging the conventional detection measures used by authorities.

Realizing the limitations of specific detection techniques used by authorities, terrorists and drug traffickers become adept to screening techniques. To meet the growing threat at high security screening systems such as airports, authorities employ several detection solutions in parallel. Lacking integration and synchronization, these solutions improve the probability of detection but incur high operating costs.

LDS is introducing at MILIPOL 2017 a fully integrated solution using multiple detection technologies including laser detection technologies, dual Ion Mobility Spectroscopy (IMS) and chemical detection, that operate in synch. The HDK employs a proprietary algorithm to processes the feeds from each of the detectors. Operating the sensors in parallel, and in real-time, results in a much higher probability of detection than the performance of each specific detector. HDK also provides much lower false positive rate, even in conditions that hinder detection by each of the specific techniques. Therefore, HDK delivers the highest level of detection and most reliable identification at the most affordable cost.
Implementing sample collection protocols developed specifically for field use, and controlled by a simple user interface, HDK is ideally suited for use by security teams, enabling handling any material with any form the team may encounter in the field.
“The HDK addresses a growing demand from the user community for integrated, field-deployable detection and identification solutions.” Said Rani Avni, LDS CEO. “We are proud to launch this advanced, integrated explosive and drugs inspection capability at MILIPOL 2017, representing a technological breakthrough in the authorities’ capabilities to collect, detect, and inspect explosives and narcotics of all types and forms. The new system introduces the highest standards in sensitivity for field deployable systems, along with a low rate of false alarms. The HDK successfully completed comprehensive testing and will soon be introduced to customers following the conclusion of regulatory and commercial certification.”
“As an innovated technology driven company LDS is vigilant at the operational gaps and capability needs of our customers. We study a lot from the huge operational experience of our customers, using detection systems, in Israel and abroad,” added Eli Venezia LDS’ president and Chairman of the board. ”HDK addresses these operational needs as other LDS detection solutions, such as the Spectro drone and the Sphere vehicles inspection system. These new systems enable our customers to “bridge” between evolving operational needs and advanced detection technologies, it is what makes our detection solutions unique and efficient for the field users.”
Laser Detect Systems (LDS) is a leading provider of narcotics, explosives, and HAZMAT detection and identification solutions, with its innovative products – the G-Scan, a Raman spectroscopy based detector, the I-Scan, an Ion Mobility Spectroscopy (IMS) detection tool and Wet chemistry material identification products.

MILIPOL 21-24/11/2017. Booth B 033 at MILIPOL 2017.

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DON’T TONGUE ME BRO!

TGIF! We made it through another week and looking forward to a relaxing weekend, right! You can forget that idea with Thanksgiving coming our way.

For that reason, we’ve called this shoot the shit to blow off a little steam. Shoot the shits are great for getting stuff off your chest without seeing a therapist and having to pay $150 to $300 an hour. When we get done with you, you’ll feel better and still have money for a drink and a hooker.

Can you guys believe what’s been going on in Washington? There is so much porking going on in Washington that Congress needed to set up a secret slush fund to compensate individuals (male, female, transgender, switch hitter or undecided) claiming abuse. Now, fully loaded (including benefits) compensation for Congressmen (House and Senate) and Congresswomen is $243,000, the Speaker and certain committee chairs get slightly more. The figure I’ve shown does not included payments to individuals claiming sexual harassment or abuse. So that $243,000 may just be higher depending on what you do in the confines of your office – It’s no wonder their minds are constantly on reelection! Where else but in Congress can you knock down over a quarter million dollars a year, do nothing and have the taxpayer pick up the tab for ass grabbing! Wouldn’t it be cheaper if they brought in hookers?

Presentation1We’ve been sitting here trying to figure out what it would feel like having Al Franken slip you the tongue? Ugh! Senator Franken has been serving in the Senate since 2009 representing the State of Minnesota.

Al, give that lutefisk a break! If you’re going to fondle a woman’s bosom at least wake her up!

On a more serious note, the recent and highly publicizes mass killings have sparked renewed calls for gun control – nothing new here. However, if you support the 2nd Amendment you need to remain alert to some of the stuff that’s going all of which designed to sway public sentiment. The assaults  are many and insidious.

You’ll hear arguments like; countries that have implemented strong gun control (read bans) have less gun homicides. This is an example of using statistics to lie because what they don’t tell you is that as gun homicides decline, homicides with edged weapons, blunt object and other means went up.

Another strategy is media coverage. A mass shooting will be covered continuously for 1 to 2 weeks. Yet, when you look at FBI statistics 55% to 60% of all gun homicides are gang related activity using a handgun. Why aren’t these event getting covered? Because they are usually related to drug trafficking pointing directly to illegal immigration and poor border or port enforcement.

If you want to get a good feel for what’s heading our way read the following Guardian article. Lots of statistics, all of which are designed to impugn firearms, the firearms industry and NRA; not individual miscreants and criminals. So, here we go again!

Have a great weekend! We’ll be finishing up our Holiday Gift Giving  Idea piece. Have fun but be safe and get some quality time with your buds and family.

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LUCID Optics Offers TP4 Tripod

62a54382-7287-4603-8f3a-3dd1f7c1692c(Wyoming) – LUCID Optics, manufacturer of the best value line of optics on the market, is proud to offer the new TP4 Full Size Tripod for 2018.
For the best optics performance, stability is key. The TP4 full-size Tripod offers exceptional stability in an elegant four-section aluminum tripod. Offering the ease of twist-lock leg sections, you can get to the right height quickly. The included ball head mount has enough adjustments to get you in the right position for viewing. The built-in Mono-Pod feature allows for an ultra light and fast platform for folks on the go. This full featured tripod is sure to get you stable and let you see with a LUCID Optics view, “clearly”.


The TP4 offers the following the specifications:
• Height: 17.5” to 62”
• Weight: 3lb, 1oz
• Hand Warmers (2 Legs)
• Rubber Non Slip Feet
• 2 Position Legs
• 4 Section legs
• Back Pack Anchor
• Hand Lanyard
• QD Optics Plate
MSRP for the TP4 Tripod is $179.00.
To learn more and see the full lineup of LUCID Optics products, visit
www.lucidoptics.com.

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Springfield Armory Announces The New Saint Edge

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The New SAINT Edge

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Introducing the next level in our SAINT AR-15 series. Premier components and upgrades end to end for quick-handling, improved accuracy, and consistent performance comparable to custom AR builds costing much more. At just over 6 lbs., the Edge is one of the lightest production AR-15s on the market, featuring a sleek patent-pending free float handguard and billet receiver with lightening cuts for rapid operation and nimble maneuverability. An SA proprietary muzzle brake virtually eliminates recoil, while the Melonite coated trigger allows for a crisp, clean trigger press with no creep. The Accu-Tite™ tension system ensures a tight fit with no rattle between the upper and lower receivers, paired with a premium M16 bolt carrier group that has been shot peened and MPI tested for a lifetime of reliability. A multi-mode adjustable pinned gas block, 1:8 twist Melonite-treated barrel, flared mag well, metal flip-up sights and Bravo Company furniture complete the Edge as an impressive high-end production gun for a steal of a price:

MSRP $1299

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Andrew Bawidamann HUGINN EDC KNIVES ARE IN STOCK

The HUGINN fixed blade flat ground knife is  an amazing creation from Bawidamann; named after Odin’s Raven. If you think you might want to pick one up, act fast because like most of Andrews blades they disappear fast!

  • Steel: .100 CPM S35VN
  • Finish: Custom cerakote
  • Handle Scales:IM Bawidamann Chunked Pattern Carbon Fiber (proprietary Carbon fiber composite)
  • Hardware: 316 stainless standoffs and Coated torx screws
  • Scabbard: comes ready to carry out of the box with the Bawidamann Uberscabbard
  • OAL Length: 8.125 inches
  • Blade Length: 3.75 inches
  • M.S.R.P. $325

MADE IN USA

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Flint River Armory Offers Second Generation CSA45

 

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(Huntsville, AL) – Flint River Armory (FRA), designer and manufacturer of the innovative CSA45 pistol-caliber weapons system, is now offering updated features in the Second Generation CSA45 carbine, or CSA45 Gen 2.
After introducing the unique CSA45 weapons platform, Flint River Armory continued to focus on offering customers the best product possible. The result is the new CSA45 Gen 2 with updated and refined features. The CSA45 Gen 2 is currently available with 16″ amd 10″ barrels (SBR is 25″ overall with collapsed custom stock). All barrels are threaded for either flash hider or suppressor. AR/M4 fire controls offer ease of training for the user.
The CSA45 Gen 2 features a short stroke gas piston and rotating/locking bolt operating system. It also offers a reciprocating side charge, and Keymod or M-LOK rail system. It has an AR-15 buffer tube and buttstock and uses AR-15 standard lower parts kit. The low recoil and accuracy of the CSA45 Gen 2 are appealing to shooters, and the Glock magazine compatibility is an added convenience.
For more information on Flint River Armory, visit
https://flintriverarmory.com/. For press inquires contact Monica Arnold at pr@blueaugust.com.

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Andy’s Leather Offering Deep Discounts during Holiday Season

Save 20 percent off all products from Nov. 22 – 28 and 10 percent off all products from Nov. 29 – Dec. 24, 2017 at www.andysleather.com.

Nebo, N.C. (November 2017)Andy’s Leather, purveyor of fine leatherwork for rifles, Scout rifle slings and accessories, is pleased to announce several holiday specials. ForBlack Friday and Cyber Monday, customers will receive 20 percent off all products, including the popular Rhodesian and Ching Slings, belts, jingle bells, tote prototypes and other accessories, using code “BlackFriday” at checkout, between Nov. 22 – 28, 2017. From Nov. 29 through Dec. 24, save 10 percent off all products during Andy’s Leather’s Christmas Sale using code “Xmas2017” at checkout. These special offers can only be taken advantage of by shopping at www.andysleather.com.

Andy’s Leather features 100 percent American-made products by its sole proprietor and founder, Andy Langlois. Handcrafted in North Carolina, Langlois uses high-end bridle leather and solid brass hardware in his designs, including the very popular Rhodesian Sling. The Rhodesian sling is a two-point sling designed for the Scout Rifle, featuring a forward loop. It acts as both a shooting support, as well as a carry strap. While designed for the Scout Rifle, it will also work on any rifle that has the standard sling mounts (Uncle Mike’s style studs).

“I’ve found myself in the giving spirit this season and have decided to several exclusive holiday sales to customers who buy my products direct at andysleather.com. Whether you’re looking for rifle slings, belts or a great deal on bags and totes, I’ve got you covered this year,” remarked Langlois.

Andy’s Leather will also feature on sale, for a limited time, select prototype bags and totes, designed from European leathers, for both men and women. Several years in the making, the Irish and Italian leather crafted bags and totes have several models featuring English bridle leather on the handles and straps. Each hide is meticulously chosen for both its durability and its appearance and hand cut and fully stitched without the use of metal. Black Friday / Cyber Monday and Christmas Sale discounts may be applied to the already discounted prices of these prototype bags and totes.

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

Langlois is also the founder of The Scout Rifle Forum and Scout Rifle Magazine. For more information on Andy’s Leather, visit www.andysleather.com.

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Sightmark’s 6.5 Creedmoor Laser Boresight

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Nobody likes taking the time to sight-in their rifle. Wasted time and ammo, as well as frustration when fine-tuning, are just a few of the reasons why laser in-chamber boresights are becoming increasingly popular. Perhaps even more popular is the 6.5 Creedmoor rifle cartridge, which is dominating the long-range precision shooting and hunting game. Lucky for those who stay on the forefront of popular cartridges, Sightmark is proud to announce a 6.5 Creedmoor laser boresight (SM39020) that can also be used for .22-250 chambered rifles.

The quickest way to reliably zero your 6.5 Creedmoor or .22-250 firearm, this laser boresight is inserted into your rifle like a standard cartridge. A red laser shines through the tip of the boresight and out the barrel, allowing shooters to easily align their reticle to the boresight and get on paper for fine adjustments.

The boresight’s brass construction makes it durable and improves chambering and ejection. Since it is the size of a standard cartridge, the Sightmark 6.5 Creedmoor Laser Boresight is easily packed for travel and is extremely lightweight. The boresight is powered by 2x AG5 batteries and includes the appropriate batteries and a carrying case.

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GÉRARD COLLOMB, MINISTER OF STATE, MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR, WILL INAUGURATE THE 20TH EDITION OF MILIPOL PARIS 2017

Image result for MILIPOL 2017 newsMilipol Paris 2017 will be held from 21 to 24 November 2017 at the Paris-Nord Villepinte exhibition centre. The 20th edition of this Worldwide event for Homeland Security offers visitors a host of opportunities to meet and talk with French and international players in safety and security. The event is a unique opportunity to discover the latest technological innovations in homeland security and to share the vision of the market with reputed experts.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Tuesday 21 November 2017
  • 11.30am : Awards Ceremony
  • 2.00pm – 2.30pm : Opening of the conferences by Prefect Yann JOUNOT, CEO of Civipol and Chairman of Milipol events, and Thierry DELVILLE, Ministerial Delegate to the Security Industries and the Fight Against Cyber Threats, DMISC – Ministry of the Interior
  • 3.00pm – 3.30pm : Press conference for the Security industries sector – CoFIS with:
    • Prefect Pascal BOLOT, Protection and Homeland Security Director, SGDSN
    • Loïc DUFLOT, Directorate General for Enterprise, MINEFI
    • Thierry DELVILLE, Ministerial Delegate to the Security Industries and the Fight Against Cyber Threats, Ministry of the Interior
    • Marc DARMON, President of the CICS (Trust and Security Industries Council)
  • 4.00pm – 5.00pm : Cycle of talks on crisis management and resilience

Wednesday 22 November 2017
  • 10.00am : Opening of the cyber session with Guillaume POUPARD, Managing Director, ANSSI (National Cybersecurity Agency of France)
  • 12.00pm – 1.00pm : Pitchs H2020 including:
    • Green Communications – Pauline LOYGUE
    • Grenoble Ecole de Management – Prof. Dr. Nathalie DEVILLIER
    • Shuttleworth Consulting Services Ltd – Michael SHUTTLEWORTH
    • Evitech – Pierre BERNAS

Thursday 23 November 2017
  • 9.30am : Reception of the cyber task force (work group consisting of members of Parliament on cyber matters and issues)
  • 10.00am : Opening of the session on terrorism by Prefect Pierre DE BOUSQUET, Head of the National Centre for Counter Terrorism, Presidency of the Republic
  • 12.30pm : Signing session with Jean-Michel FAUVERGUE, former head of the RAID, in the conference room
  • 2.30pm : Visit by a parliamentary delegation

Friday 24 November
  • 10.00am – 11.30am : Cycle of talks on private security

KEY FIGURES FOR THE 2017 EDITION

  • Over 1,000 exhibitors from 55 countries
  • 27 conferences during 4 days with 52 speakers
  • Over 170 Official Delegations expected
  • Over 27,000 visitors expected
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INAUGURAL AGUILA CUP SLATED FOR DECATUR, TX


CONROE, TEXAS November 16th, 2017 – Texas Armament & Technology (TxAT) and Aguila Ammunition are excited to announce the inaugural Aguila Cup. The multidiscipline shooting sports tournament will take place at Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds in Decatur, TX, which is conveniently located outside the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area. This marks the first year TxAT/Aguila Ammunition have hosted a tournament on U.S. soil.

For the past three years, TxAT/Aguila Ammunition have hosted the Copa Aguila in Mexico and the tournament has proven to be the largest sport-shooting event in all of Latin America. The three-day event consists of Sporting Clays, Five-Stand, 3-Gun and a recently added Rimfire category. While the Copa Aguila will continue in Guadalajara, Mexico, the Aguila Cup will be a separate event.

“After much success of the Copa Aguila in Guadalajara and Acapulco, we’re bringing the same event to the U.S. TxAT is a Texas-based company and we’re excited to host an event in our own backyard,” says Kristi Drawe, Director of Marketing for TxAT/Aguila Ammunition. “We welcome all shooters, as the Aguila Cup will feature a category for every shooting discipline and we look forward to having our friends and industry partners join us in our home state of Texas.”

The 2018 Aguila Cup will be held on June 14th – 17th.  Shooting categories will include Sporting Clays, Five Stand, FITASC, 3-Gun, and Rimfire.  Aguila is partnering with 3-Gun Nation and Rimfire Challenge to design the stages for the individual 3-gun and rimfire events.  In addition, Wade Bowen will perform a private concert on Saturday evening, June 16th for registered shooters. Shooters will be eligible to purchase tickets for their families to the concert. A Texas-themed dinner will also be included.

Embassy Suites in Denton, TX will serve as the headquartered hotel for the event. Teams and individuals can register online at www.shootaguilacup.com. Sponsorship opportunities are also available and can be viewed on the event website or contact Janice Bartels for more information at jbartels@dburner.com.

About Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds

Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds is a 480-acre family owned and operated facility in landscape rich North Texas. The grounds are complimented by a 5000-sq. ft. well-appointed clubhouse and a rifle/pistol pro-shop. Located just an hour away from the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport it is most convenient to the DFW metroplex area. The range was established in 2008 with a focus on the shotgun enthusiast featuring 2 NSCA Sporting Clays courses, a Master’s course, Trap, and Skeet. They soon expanded to a full-service range including a standard pistol and rifle range out to 200 yards. The facility also features long-distance steel targets from 250-800 yards. All courses are setup to show the natural beauty of the countryside while facilitating safe shooting. Fossil Pointe has classes for all levels of shooters as they passionately preserve and promote shooting sports of all disciplines with a particular focus for youth, safety, and education.

About Aguila Ammunition

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

About Texas Armament & Technology

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

For more information on Aguila Ammunition, visit the company website at www.aguilaammo.com

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ATLAS FROM BOSTON DYNAMICS

The ATLAS Robot from Boston Dynamics displays remarkable agility and balance in this video. It won’t be long before units like ATLAS will augment our SOF community. The ideal initial application is logistics support, like loading vehicles or aircraft, and maybe in the field relieving soldier loads.

The question now is how long before Tactical Tailor and HSGI start producing tactical nylon for ATLAS.

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Bushnell Announces New Elite Tactical XRS II

 

 

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – November 15, 2017 – Bushnell, an industry leader in high-performance optical solutions, announces an enhanced level of precision and performance with a new Elite Tactical flagship riflescope – the XRS II.
Delivery of precise rounds at extreme distances requires skills honed through rigorous practice. It also demands optics that are crafted to be precision tools. The XRS II is crafted to the most exacting standards to lead the Elite Tactical line of precision optics and perform at distances that were once unimaginable.
Delivering stunning edge-to-edge clarity in any condition with ED Prime glass, plus an impressive 4.5-30x zoom and wide 50mm objective lens, the XRS II is purpose-built to easily acquire targets more than 1,000 yards distant. Water, fog, dust and debris are no match for the exclusive, patented, EXO Barrier protective lens coating.
“Military, law enforcement and competitive shooters demand precision,” said Bryan Parrish, Elite Tactical Product Manager for Bushnell. “The XRS II delivers it in spades. This optic is purpose-built for extreme ranges under the harshest conditions.”
The XRS II comes with a removable Throw Lever for quick magnification changes and features a locking diopter that won’t budge.
“The XRS II is precision incarnate,” said Parrish. “Making adjustments is as simple as it is accurate, with a locking windage turret and an elevation turret featuring the RevLimiter Zero Stop, which will not turn past zero. It offers 10 MILs of adjustment per revolution.”
Available in grey, black and flat dark earth with the Bushnell exclusive G3 reticle, the XRS II is also available in Horus H59 reticle and TRMR3 reticle configurations.
Bushnell, a Vista Outdoor brand, is one of the most recognizable and trusted names in precision hunting, tactical and recreational optics and accessories. For more information, visit
http://bushnell.com/all-products/rifle-scopes/xrs-ii.

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EuroOptic’s Steiner November Riflescope & Laser Incentive

From now until December 1st, EuroOptic is offering FREE Gift Cards of up to $250with purchase of select Steiner products – making this the best time ever to invest in a new T5Xi, M5Xi, GS3 Steiner riflescope or Steiner laser aiming device.

 

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Massachusetts Suppressor Legalization Hearing

On Thursday, November 16th at 11:00 AM in Room A-1, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security will hear two bills which seek to legalize suppressor ownership in Massachusetts. S. 1317, and, S. 1340, would replace the current law that prohibits the possession of suppressors by non-manufacturers with language that allows private individuals to own and possess suppressors so long as they are not (1) prohibited persons; (2) committing a violent felony; (3) committing a crime of violence against a family member; or (4) possessing or selling controlled substances.

The American Suppressor Association will be on hand to testify in support of these bills, but we need your help! If you are a Massachusetts resident, please attend the hearing to show your support. Also, using the contact form below, please contact members of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security and politely urge them to vote in support of S. 1317 and S. 1340. Do this, even if you plan to attend the hearing in person.

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U.S. Optics Accessories Now Available to Order

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B-Series anti-reflective devices are now available for pre-order. ARD’s have many uses, but the most important assistance they give is preventing your field of view from being washed out in bright situations. Don’t let the sun get in the way of your perfect shot, click the link below to get in line.

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Our well-loved anti-cant devices are back in stock. We stock two different types, fixed and swivel, so one of them is sure to be the right fit for you and your rifle. These sit on any picatinny rail underneath your optic to help keep you level at all times. Grab one before they’re gone!

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Having a hard time gripping your power collar to change your magnification? Pick up one of our Switch-View Levers. The lever affixes around your power collar to allow for a quick magnification change in the field. Don’t let slippery hands get in the way of your shot. 

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How Cyber Attacks Are Created

I’ve written a number of articles about cyber attacks and how much of it is self-inflicted. The proliferation of smart devices, at all levels of government, have also aggravated the situation. The smart device has done more to socialize the “sharing” mindset than any other electronic appliance in history. The problem with “sharing”, aka leaking, is that missions, operations or investigations can be compromised with devastating results.

Hacks come from the end user. Routers, gateways, switches are hard to break into but you the end user is not. The following is a hack attempt directed at Apple users, take a look.

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This is a  fairly official looking email message from a seemingly safe source. In reality it’s an attempt to capture your iCloud login details. Assuming it’s successful, the perpetrator now has access to all of your iCloud data which may include work related information, lists of passwords etc., etc. etc. This user may very well also use his or her smart device to access work systems which exposes the entire enterprise to a cyber attack.

IT Directors, need to take the bull by the horns and prohibit personal use of enterprise issued smart devices. Business issued smart devices are for business communication or access to business systems ONLY! Personal devices CAN NOT be used to access enterprise databases or other computing resources. 

My suggested policies may seem Draconian but rest assured they are necessary and should be enforced by employee termination. This is step 1 of any effective counter cyber attack program.

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Sightmark Wolfhound 6×44 and Mini Shot M-Spec: Two’s Company

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Sightmark is proud to announce the new Wolfhound 6×44 Mini Shot M-Spec Kit. Military-inspired, these two optics work together to keep shooters on target no matter the situation. Designed for the MSR platform, the Sightmark Wolfhound reticle is ballistically matched to .223, 55 and 62 grain ammunition. Etched into its top-tier glass lens, the Wolfhound’s 6×44 horseshoe reticle features a 7.5 MOA outer ring for flawless close-range shooting, while its .5 MOA central dot and holdovers at 300 to 900 yards allow the shooter to take precise long-range shots.

Included with the Wolfhound 6×44 is Sightmark’s new Mini Shot M-Spec. Built with a high-strength protective steel shield and 100% waterproof aluminum body, the M-Spec Mini Shot is a battle tested optic able to withstand any tactical situation thrown its way. Ideal for target shooting and law enforcement applications, the crisp 3 MOA red dot reticle has up to a 30,000-hour battery life with a 12-hour auto shutoff, giving shooters even more time at the range. The Mini Shot’s ability to mount on the Wolfhound 6×44’s top picatinny rail, gives shooters the option for close range operations and long-range precision shooting, making them effective at all distances. Included in the kit is a Wolfhound rubber lens cover, honeycomb filter, Mini Shot M-Spec rubber cover, Mini Shot low profile fixed mount, Mini Shot AR riser fixed and batteries for both units.

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Crimson Trace – A Light In The Night

Crimson Trace Rail Master Pro on a S&W pistol

(Wilsonville, OR)—Crimson Trace hears directly from customers in the company’s Oregon production facility. Much of the conversation with customers is focused on laser sights, but one topic is also near the top for discussion—lights. Customers want to know the types of lights Crimson Trace offers to help them see and identify targets during periods of darkness. The great news is that there are many options to light the night—and several of those options include laser sights. The better news is that firearms mounted lights offer numerous advantages over hand-held flashlights—such as never being left behind when a situation occurs or there’s a bump in the night.

One product category, Crimson Trace® Laserguard® Pro laser sights and laser lights, continues to expand. The recently released Laserguard Pro LL-807 laser sight and light will fit securely onto nearly two dozen models of GLOCK® brand pistols. Crimson Trace’s Laserguard Pro laser sights feature the company’s award-winning and patented Instinctive Activation firearm laser activation technology a feature designed to activate the laser and light when the firearm is held in a normal firing grip and when the user is ready to fire.

HyperFocal: 0There are also Laserguard Pro light and laser sight combinations available to fit other popular pistols, including: the LL-803 for GLOCK’s Model 42 and 43 handguns; the LL-801 to fit the Smith & Wesson® M&P®9 ShieldTM and M&P 40 Shield; the LL-808 to fit M&P45 Shield, and the LL-802 to securely and seamlessly attach to the Springfield Armory® XD-S® semi-auto pistol.

Released in 2015, Crimson Trace’s Laserguard Pro laser sight and lights incorporate a powerful 150-lumen LED white light with either a red or green laser diode within a sturdy and compact housing. This laser sight and light is simple to install onto a pistol’s trigger guard and attaches to the firearm with seamless integration. The screws for installation, and the battery for operation, are included in the product packaging. Laserguard Pro laser sights with lights are covered under Crimson Trace’s Free Batteries for Life program.

Other Crimson Trace light options include: the LiNQ® wireless operated light and laser sight system for AR/MSR rifles and AK-Style rifles; the Rail Master® firearms accessor platforms, including the CMR-202 light that fits most pistols, rifles and shotguns with M1913 Picatinny or Weaver accessory rails; and the Rail Master Pro series offering either a red (CMR-205) or green (CMR-204) laser sight with a 100-Lumen LED white light. Rail Master Pro series of products provide four operation modes, including: light only, laser only, light and laser sight and laser with strobing light. These units are built inside a sturdy and lightweight CNC-machined housing. As with the standard Rail Master series, Rail Master Pro products will securely attach to nearly any firearm with a Weaver or Picatinny accessory rail.

Finally, Crimson Trace also provides the MVF-515TMlaser and light option, a grip designed for placement on a long firearm’s forend. Two versions are available—red laser sight (MVF-515) and green laser sight (MVF-515G). Both provide a powerful 200-Lumen LED white light that can be transformed from constant light to strobe.

Crimson Trace lights, and laser sight and light combo products, are easy to install and require no gunsmithing skills. (Reminder: Always follow firearms safety guidelines and be certain the firearm is unloaded before installing accessories). More details on the company’s 280-plus laser sights and firearms lighting products can be found at www.crimsontrace.com or at 800-442-2406.

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Creedmoor Sports Adds Four New Reloading Accessories to its Line Up

The Creedmoor Wilson Case Trimmer Platform, Annealing Made Perfect Pilot Holder and the 30 Cal. and 223 Cal. Loading Blocks make reloading simpler, faster and more enjoyable.

Anniston, Ala. (October 2017)Creedmoor Sports, the precision shooting products manufacturer and supplier, is pleased to introduce four new products to its reloading accessories line: Wilson Case Trimmer Platform, Annealing Made Perfect Pilot Holder and the 30 Cal. and 223 Loading Blocks. These new reloading accessories solve age-old reloading problems, making reloading simpler, faster and more enjoyable.

The Creedmoor Wilson Case Trimmer Platform is the perfect addition to anyone’s reloading bench. The platform is a mounting board for the L.E. Wilson case trimmer, which can store nine different case holders and comes with a polymer tapping block for knocking cases out of the holder. It has four rubber feet to secure the platform to the reloading bench while trimming. MSRP $43.95.

The Creedmoor Annealing Made Perfect Pilot Holder is the ideal way to keep things organized, fixing the age-old problem of what to do with all those extra AMP Pilots that aren’t being used. The Pilot Holder can hold 10 different pilots and a brass shell holder grip. The holes are sized perfectly to keep the Pilots upright, so the reloader can easily find which one he or she is looking for to make change over fast and easy. MSRP $22.95.

Creedmoor Sports has created four new loading blocks. The 30 Caliber Loading Blockand the 223 Caliber Loading Block are both available in a 25 and 50 round configuration. These extremely durable loading blocks are a must for any reloader. Grooved sides create an easy to grip area and the white color allows the reloader to quickly and easily identify any spilled powder. A chamfered hole allows for easy brass placement. Clean up is as simple as placing the loading blocks into the dishwasher. The 30 Cal. Loading Block holds any caliber up to .30, including .308, 30-06 and 6.5 Creedmoor. MSRP for each loading block ranges from $11.95 to $14.95.

Visit the Creedmoor InfoZone for the latest how-to’s and product reviews.

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LEICA RANGEMASTER CRF 2700-B

 

On the market for a new laser range finder? You’ll want to take a hard look at the new Leica Rangemaster CRF 2700-B

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The new Leica Rangemaster CRF 2700-B is capable of precise measurement of distances up to 2700 yards (2470 meters). The CRF 2700-B also boasts the renowned ballistics system ABC® (Advanced Ballistic Compensation). Thanks to an integrated microSD memory card slot, users can upload their ballistic data to the rangemaster.

The Leica Rangemaster CRF 2700-B is the first compact rangefinder in the premium segment – after its predecessor model Leica Rangemaster CRF 2000-B – to offer hunters three ballistic outputs in addition to the measured distance. Depending on the ballistic data required, the Leica Rangemaster CRF 2700-B provides either equivalent horizontal range (EHR) up to a distance of 1100 meters/1200 yards, the holdover value, or the number of clicks to set on the riflescope – now, if required, in 0.1 minute of angle (MOA) increments. To further increase the precision of the ballistic values output by the Leica Rangemaster CRF 2700-B, it also features an integrated inclinometer and air pressure and temperature sensors.

New LED display design
The data is shown on the integrated LED display, which automatically adjusts to ambient lighting conditions. Furthermore the LED display of the Leica Rangemaster CRF 2700-B is completely new designed and makes it even more easy to read the shown data. Another noteworthy feature is the fast scan mode that records the environment and targets every 0,5 seconds. Up to a measuring distance of 200 yards/200 meters the Leica Rangemaster CRF 2700-B provides values in decimal calculation which is a useful feature especially for bow hunting. The Rangemaster CRF 2700-B determines all important parameters with exceptional precision in only 0.3 seconds. Thanks to its compact size and a weight of only 185 g / 6.5 oz it can be stowed comfortably away in any jacket or vest pocket. Its outstanding optical system with 7x magnification guarantees optimum brightness and clarity and a broad field of view.

The Leica Rangemaster CRF 2700-B shipped October 2017 and is available in Leica stores and at authorized Leica dealers (M.S.R.P. $899).

Specifications

  • Magnification 7x
  • Front lens diameter 24mm
  • Exit pupil 3.4mm
  • Twilight factor 13
  • Field-of-View 347′ at 1000 yd. / 115 m at 1000 m
  • Eye relief 15mm
  • Coating Aqua-Dura lens coating
  • Diopter compensation ±3.5
  • Range 2,500 meters / 2,700 yards
  • E.H.R 1,100 meters / 1,200 yards
  • Ballistic output 800 meters / 875 yards
  • Minimum distance 10 meters
  • Measuring accuracy 10-200m, ±0.5m /200-400m, ±1m /400-800m, ±2m /800-2,500m, ±0.5%
  • Read Outs LED display with four digits and symbols
  • Measuring Time approx. 0.3 seconds
  • Measuring Mode Scanning mode, single measurements
  • Laser Eye-safe invisible laser class 1
  • Laser Beam Divergence approx. 0.5×1.2mrad
  • Housing carbon-fiber reinforced plastic
  • microSD slot Yes
  • Watertight to a depth of 3.2 feet / 1 meter
  • Temperature (function) -20 to 55 deg C
  • Temperature (storage) -40 to 85 deg C
  • Battery 3V Lithium Typ CR2
  • Battery life 2,000 measurements
  • Weight 6.5 ounces
  • Dimensions 2.9×1.3×4.4 inches
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Mechanix Ware Presents The Specialty Vent Featuring Benjamin Manning

Specialty Vent Covert shooting gloves provide evaporate cooling when the heat is on with a fully ventilated design. Breathable mesh combines with a perforated 0.6mm palm to allow cool air in and circulate throughout the glove. Specialty Vent shooting gloves feature perforated trigger fingers and touchscreen capability so you’re always connected in the field. Imported. M.S.R.P. $27.99

FEATURES
  1. Low-profile Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR) closure provides a secure fit to the wrist.
  2. Lightweight mesh allows cool air to circulate throughout the glove.

    Specialty Vent Covert Tactical Shooting Gloves

  3. Ventilated trigger finger.
  4. Ventilated finger fourchettes.
  5. Micro-fleece sweat wipe.
  6. Anatomical stitch darts conform to the natural curvature of the hand to create a precision fit.
  7. Expandable flex joints improve overall finger mobility.
  8. Ventilated 0.6mm high-dexterity palm provides evaporate cooling.
  9. Touchscreen capable palm and fingers.
  10. Nylon carrier loops.
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Vickers Guide: WWII Germany – Volume 1

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

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

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Brownells, Smith & Wesson Donate Dream Gun® To Lone Survivor Foundation

GRINNELL, Iowa – Brownells and Smith & Wesson are teaming up to donate an M&P® M2.0™ Compact pistol in 9mm with a special “Lone Star” color scheme to the Lone Survivor Foundation in Houston, Texas.

The Dream Gun®, valued at $850 retail, will be raffled off by the Lone Survivor Foundation with the proceeds used to help military veterans adversely affected by Hurricane Harvey. Raffle tickets start at $20 each, and are available in different packages.  Tickets sales began 12:00 AM CST on Veterans Day, November 11, and last through noon CST, December 11 at the Lone Survivor Foundation Page.

Emblazoned with the iconic colors of the Lone Star Texas flag, the gun’s custom Cerakote finish was applied by Battle Arms Development. The M&P M2.0 Compact pistol is one of the newest members of the M&P M2.0 pistol platform, and was released by Smith & Wesson in September 2017.

“We are grateful for this chance to partner with Smith & Wesson to help support our veterans,” said Brownells CEO Pete Brownell. “Somebody is going to win a very sharp-looking, custom M&P M2.0 Compact.”

About Lone Survivor Foundation

Lone Survivor Foundation restores, empowers and renews hope for wounded service members and their families through health, wellness and therapeutic support. LSF hosts therapeutic retreats for service members with Post Traumatic Stress, mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Chronic Pain, and Military Sexual Trauma. Retreat types include individual service members, couples, and families, as well as separate retreats for care partners. Retreat attendees partake in psychoeducational group sessions and individual counseling, as well as Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) using the EAGALA model, neuro-feedback, combat-trauma specific yoga and other cutting-edge modalities. All of these services are provided at no cost to the service members or their families through the generous support of donors and sponsors, and through fundraising events around the country. To learn more about Lone Survivor Foundation, call 832-581-3592 or visit www.LoneSurvivorFoundation.org.

About Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson Corp. is a provider of quality firearms for personal protection, target shooting and hunting in the global consumer and professional markets. Smith & Wesson is world famous for its handguns and long guns sold under the Smith & Wesson®, Performance Center®, M&P®, Thompson/Center Arms™, and Gemtech® brands.  Through its Manufacturing Services Division, Smith & Wesson Corp. also provides forging, machining, and precision plastic injection molding services to a wide variety of consumer goods companies. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.

About Brownells

Serious About Firearms Since 1939™, Brownells is the world’s leading source for guns, gun parts and accessories, ammunition, gunsmithing tools and survival gear. With a large selection of both common and hard-to-find items, and an extensive collection of videos, articles, and gun schematics, Brownells is the expert for everything shooting-related. Committed to maintaining our great traditions, Brownells has more, does more and knows more – and guarantees it all, Forever. For more information or to place an order, call 800-741-0015 or visit Brownells.com. Stay up-to-date with Brownells on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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LabRadar Black Friday Deals

LabRadar is at its lowest price EVER! Be sure to pick one up while you can. LabRadar will be $60.00 off from November 17th-December 3rd, 2017.

This is a great opportunity to save some bucks on the best chronometer on the market. If you are a precision rifle or long range rifle this is a must have tool.

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Boston Campaign Targets Illegal Gun Purchases

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NSSF, ATF, U.S. Attorney, Area Law Enforcement Emphasize ‘Don’t Lie for the Other Guy™’

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BOSTON, Mass. — As part of an ongoing national effort to help prevent illegal “straw” purchases of firearms, the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are reminding the public in the Boston area that stiff penalties are in place for individuals convicted of such purchases.

Billboard advertisements for the Don’t Lie for the Other Guy™ program have been purchased by NSSF in key locations throughout the region with the message: “Buy a gun for someone who can’t and buy yourself 10 years in jail. Don’t Lie for the Other Guy.”

The month-long public awareness campaign was officially launched today with a short program at the Bass Pro Shops, 1 Bass Pro Drive, Foxborough, Mass. Present at the event were representatives of the ATF Boston Field Division, Massachusetts State Police, the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office, Foxborough Police Department, and NSSF.

The Boston campaign will deliver a total of 12.9 million impressions through billboards and social media. The message can be seen by commuters on all the MBTA lines in and out of Boston. Additionally, Don’t Lie for the Other Guy messages will be displayed on digital billboards along key roadways and arteries including but not limited to Interstates 93, 495, and 290, as well as Routes 9 and 146.

Don’t Lie for the Other Guy radio advertising will reach across Boston airwaves in several local stations, delivering more than 1.2 million impressions. The social media component is highly targeted both demographically and geographically, delivering Don’t Lie on social media platforms Facebook and Instagram, as well as in apps. Boston was chosen for this special campaign by ATF. No taxpayer dollars are used. The program is funded in full by the firearms industry.

“The firearms industry is proud of its longstanding cooperative relationship with the ATF and the entire law enforcement community by assisting them in their efforts to combat the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms,” said NSSF Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF senior vice president and general counsel.

“Don’t Lie” is a cooperative program ATF and NSSF, the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry. The effort was developed more than a decade ago to raise public awareness about the seriousness of the crime of purchasing a firearm for someone who cannot legally do so. The program also helps ATF educate firearms dealers so they can be better prepared to deter potential straw purchases. The public campaign drives home the message that anyone attempting an illegal firearm purchase faces a stiff federal felony penalty of up to 10 years in jail or up to $250,000 in fines.

To legally purchase a firearm, a person must be able to pass an FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check and fully comply with state and local laws. When a criminal knows he cannot pass this check, he may try to induce a friend or other person to make the purchase on his behalf, which is known as a straw purchase and is a felony.

This public awareness campaign constitutes only part of the Don’t Lie for the Other Guy outreach effort. The full Don’t Lie for the Other Guy program, which also involves educating firearms retailers to better detect and prevent straw purchases, has been rolled out in major cities throughout the country. In the retailer segment, federal firearms licensees are provided a Don’t Lie for the Other Guy retailer kit containing a training video and informational brochure for storeowners and staff, as well as point-of-purchase displays aimed to deter illegal straw purchases.

Learn more about Don’t Lie for the Other Guy at www.dontlie.org

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UNDERSTANDING THE HOME MORTGAGE INTEREST DEDUCTION

imagesI want to take the opportunity to provide readers with a framework upon which to assess issues being discussed in Congress relative to the proposed tax legislation. I can’t believe the amount of misinformation being passed that goes unchallenged by a media that’s become lethargic or flat out lazy. So, this is my shot at it and I hope it helps you make up your own mind.

Home Owner A buys a home selling at $450,000 and after a 20% down payment of $90,000, he finances $360,000 with a 30 year mortgage at a fixed interest rate of 4.5%. Home Owner A is in a 33% federal tax bracket and 3% state and local tax, so the home owner’s  combined tax rate is 36%.

  • The Home Owner’s Monthly Mortgage Payment: $1,824.07
  • First Year’s Interest Payments: $16,081.18
  • Combined State and Federal Tax Savings Resulting from the interest deduction: $7,085.22
  • Over the life of the loan, Home Owner A pays a total of: $656,665.20

Home Owner B buys the same house as Home Owner A but because the home mortgage interest deduction has been eliminated, the purchase price is 11.11% lower (this is on the conservative side of a national estimate ranging from 11.8% to 25% based on test markets). Therefore, the purchase price is $400,000 and after a 20% down payment of $80,000, the financed amount is $320,000

  • The Home Owner’s Monthly Mortgage Payment: $1,621.39
  • First Year’s Interest Payments: $14,249.38
  • Combined State and Federal Tax Savings Resulting from the interest deduction: $0
  • Over the life of the loan, Home Owner A pays a total of: $ 583,700.40

Home Owner B has a monthly payment that is $202.68 per month less than Home Owner A, this is real cash flow  of $2432.16 annually that B doesn’t have to wait to see until the end of the tax year. Over the life of the loan, Home Owner B also saves $72,964.80 over Home Owner A. In evaluating the mortgage interest deduction question it’s also very important to recognize that the value of the interest deduction to the taxpayer decreases dramatically after the 17th year into your 30 yr. loan.

The home mortgage interest deduction benefits realtors and home builders by artificially supporting home prices making homes more expensive to buy.

Updated:

I neglected to comment on the usual argument that eliminating the home mortgage interest deduction will destroy home prices. Lower housing prices will increase demand which will support housing prices.

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High Speed Gear Revolutionizes the Magazine Carrier Market Again – Introducing the Polymer TACO

Not one new polymer TACO®, but five new models, all with the popular patented design, now in a lightweight, waterproof polymer.

Swansboro, N.C. (November 2017) –  High Speed Gear (HSGI), designers and makers of the 100 percent Made in the USA, Battle-Proven Tactical Gear™, is proud to announce that the next generation of magazine carriers are here. HSGI originally set the magazine carrier market on fire with its innovative TACO® design that allowed the carrier to be expanded or contracted side to side and back to front, all at the same time. Its revolutionary two-piece system provided the necessary retention and the ability to index just about any magazine on the market. Now, HSGI has built upon the success of the original TACO to a new Polymer TACO, incorporating all the same great patented features, but in a durable polymer material that offers light weight and water proof capabilities (does not water proof inserted items). And, like all of HSGI’s products, backed by a lifetime warranty.

HSGI Poly MINI TACO

Five different polymer models are being rolled out to cover any need from pistol to rifle magazines and more. The Poly Pistol TACO and the Poly MINI TACO for handgun magazines includes HSGI’s new Universal Clip that allows the user to mount the Poly TACO on MOLLE or a belt up to two inches.  The pop-lock configuration orients any excess bungee down and out of the way. Designed with a flared top for easy insertion of magazines and has attachment points on the front for the addition of other pouches. The MINI TACO offers a shorter pouch for an easier grip on the magazines.

The Poly Rifle TACO and all of the new polymer TACOs function identically to their nylon counterparts, but now with the body and brackets made from a durable, flexible, proprietary polymer and laced together with bungee cord offering the familiar versatility HSGI customers count on with the TACO line. The opposite interior magazine catch channels enable a smooth insertion of both left and right facing AR-style magazines and flared tops enable easy reinsertion of magazines. The TACO’s polymer materials are water proof and built-in grommets allow for easy drainage on all the polymer models. Attachment points on the front of the TACO allow the user to modify and add other pouches.

HSGI Poly Double Decker TACO

The Poly X2R TACO is designed for any type of rifle magazine with a double decker feature that allows the user to carry two mags in a single pouch and only takes up three inches of horizontal space on the rifle platform. The Poly Double Decker™ TACO combines a rifle magazine pouch and pistol magazine pouch in one secure unit for an infinite variety of rifle and pistol magazines while only taking up three horizontal inches on the platform. Like the other polymer TACO’s, the Poly Double Decker TACO mounts to both MOLLE and belts up to two inches with the new universal HSGI clips.

The new Poly TACO line is HSGI’s lightest magazine carrier system, yet weighs under two ounces and comes in a variety of popular colors: Black, Coyote Brown, Olive Drab and Wolf Gray, all with color matched brackets. Every Poly TACO comes with the new Universal Clip for quick mounting on MOLLE or belt. MSRP starts at $23.00 to $52.00 and are available now at www.highspeedgear.com.

Watch the HSGI video on how to convert your Poly TACO for belts:

Converting your Polymer TACO for belts

Converting your Polymer TACO for belts

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HB 3458 Calls for Firing Pin Microstamping

 

 

The Legal Brief, Adam Kraut discusses the recently introduced House Bill 3458 that would require microstamping technology to be added to new pistols!

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CELEBRATE VETERANS DAY AND HONOR THEIR SERVICE

 

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Happy  Birthday U.S.M.C.

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Mechanix Wear Specialty 0.5mm Gloves

 

Specialty 0.5mm Coyote Tactical Shooting Gloves

Precision feel and high dexterity are synonymous with 0.5mm palm protection. The Specialty 0.5mm Coyote shooting gloves are built to deliver natural feel and lightweight hand protection in an anatomical design. 0.5mm AX-Suede™ provides the perfect blend of tactile control and protection in the field or at the shooting range. Breathable TrekDry® conforms to the back of your hands to reduce heat build-up and expandable flex joints improve trigger finger mobility for smooth manipulation.

FEATURES
  1. Low-profile Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR) closure provides a secure fit to the wrist.
  2. Lightweight TrekDry® conforms to the back of the hand to reduce heat build-up and perspiration.
  3. Anatomical stitch darts conform to the natural curvature of the hand to create a precision fit.
  4. Expandable flex joints improve trigger finger mobility.
  5. High-dexterity 0.5mm AX-Suede™ provides precision feel and high dexterity.
  6. Nylon carrier loops.
  7. M.S.R.P. $27.99
  8. More information or purchase

 

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SIG SAUER AIRGUN PACKAGE – MPX AND P320 ASP WITH ACCESSORIES

 

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Everything you need to start practicing in one, convenient airgun package. This exciting airgun package features both an MPX ASP rifle and P320 ASP pistol. Both airguns are chambered to fire .177 caliber ballistic pellets. And it doesn’t stop there! Also included in this exclusive air gun package is:
• 5-Pack CO2 (12 gr)
• 2-Pack CO2 (90 gr)
• .177 caliber Match Ballistic Alloy (Non-Lead) 500 Pellet Blister Pack
• SIG SAUER Reflex Target
• 2-Pack P320 ASP 20-Round Magazine
• MCX/MPX ASP 30-Round Magazine with 3 Extra Belts

This is the perfect air gun package for entry level shooters interested in getting a wide variety of high quality SIG SAUER air guns to practice with — plus all the added goodies to get started.
NOTE: This Airgun Package is only valid while supplies last. Airguns are subject to state and shipping restrictions.

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HIGH Speed Gear MultiCam Alpine and Black, Limited Time Offer

 

For a limited period, HSGI is  offering a select line of products in MultiCam Alpine™ and MultiCam Black™. These special items are available for no added cost. This limited run includes the TACO®, Pistol TACO®, X2R TACO®, Double Decker™ TACO®, Laser Sure-Grip® Padded Belt – Slotted and Neo Chest Rig (coming very soon). You can find them at www.highspeedgear.com/new-products.html

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NAPED Welcomes John Tragiai to the Board of Directors

President of K.E.E.P.R.S. to serve another term as a General Member Director for the National Association of Police Equipment Distributors.


New Bern, N.C. (November 2017) – TheNational Association of Police Equipment Distributors (NAPED) is pleased to announce that John Tragiai, President of K.E.E.P.R.S. and longtime member of NAPED, will serve on the NAPED Board of Directors.

“John brings with him years of experience as an end user of the products and services we promote and provide. As a former police officer, he has insights into how NAPED vendor members can better serve their customer base,” Tim Brown, President of the board of directors of NAPED and President of GT Distributors said. “On the flip side, his experience as President of K.E.E.P.R.S. is invaluable to our membership for his commitment to law enforcement and keen business ability.”

Tragiai’s seven plus years’ experience in Law Enforcement in St. Cloud, Minnesota include serving as a CSO, Police Officer and a K9 Officer. As president of K.E.E.P.R.S., a law enforcement and public safety retailer with locations in Minnesota, Georgia and a distribution territory covering the upper Midwest, Tragiai is known for his forward and sometimes out-of-the-box thinking when it comes to business models. In 2014, Tragiai extended his market from just public safety to include the general public in the St. Cloud store front. Two years later he replicated the same business model in their Twin Cities storefront. The consumer market continues to supplement the targeted professionals market and has also helped to increase the types of products available to both professionals and civilians.

“I am pleased to, once again, serve this membership of dedicated companies and individuals, working together for the ultimate benefit of our brothers and sisters who go out there every day protecting our properties, our liberties and our lives,” John Tragiai added. “I am looking forward to working with the board of NAPED to increase our awareness within our industry and to provide greater opportunities for companies to grow.”

Klinefelter’s Enforcement & Emergency Product, Resource & Supply Inc., better known as K.E.E.P.R.S., was founded in 1999 by Wendy Klinefelter and Jason and Greg Klinefelter. The law enforcement supply store was created as a tribute to the late Officer Brian Klinefelter, Wendy’s young husband, who was tragically shot down while performing his duty. He left behind a young wife and two month old daughter. K.E.E.P.R.S. provided a resource for the Klinefleter family and the law enforcement community to stay connected. Since those early years, K.E.E.P.R.S. continues to demonstrate service and community to their customers, as well as grow the business to include a larger area of distribution and customer base.

Interested in becoming a NAPED member? Contact Laura Burgess at 252-288-5805 ordirector@naped.com for more information and start enjoying the benefits today.

Like NAPED on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NAPEDGroup.

About National Association of Police Equipment Distributors (NAPED):

NAPED was created by bringing together law enforcement distributors, industry professionals and manufacturers to form a network for the purpose of mutually sharing the vast amounts of market experience, resources and product knowledge comprised within its membership. NAPED acts as a forum for member manufacturers and distributors to form long-term, profitable relationships.  www.naped.com

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Kutak Rock, LLP, Sponsors 2018 SHOT Show University at Bronze Level

Joseph Kavan - Kutak Rock - SHOT Show University


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NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that Kutak Rock, LLP, will be returning as a Bronze-level sponsor for the 2018 SHOT Show University. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Kutak Rock, LLP, is a national law firm with locations from coast to coast providing counsel on firearms, corporate law, litigation, intellectual property, environmental law and other areas.

“We are fortunate to have the professionals from this prestigious law firm lend their support and insight to SHOT Show University,” said John McNamara, NSSF Senior Director, Retailer Services. “The feedback from our retailers and range owners who had the pleasure of working with them at last year’s seminar has been overwhelmingly positive, and we would expect nothing less this year.”

Taking place Monday, Jan. 22, the day before the 2018 SHOT Show opens, SHOT Show University is NSSF’s premier learning experience for retailers and range owners, providing business owners of all experience levels ways to improve their businesses. The forum is comprised of four learning tracks: Range, Compliance, Retailer 101 (designed for more newly established FFLs) and the Master’s Class (created for more veteran firearms retailer owners). Attendees can participate in one complete track or select from sessions across any of the four to customize their experience. A wide variety of industry and business experts lead the various discussions, with topics that range from ATF inspection preparation and technology that drives customer engagement to NFA compliance, new media marketing techniques and how data collection and analysis can help small businesses thrive.

Kutak Rock will be presenting the session “Dealer Liability for Firearms-Related Injuries” as the opening presentation of the Retailer 101 track. During this session, attendees will gain a greater understanding of their liability for injuries resulting from a firearm or ammunition they’ve sold. Included will be an overview of the current statutes protecting dealers, as well as proposed local, state and federal legislation that can either help or adversely affect dealers. There will also be discussions of current case law involving dealers such as K-Mart, Wal-Mart and others, where dealer liability has been attempted, as well as ways every FFL today can minimize and manage the exposure and potential exposure for this type of litigation.

“The National Firearms Industry Group at Kutak Rock is comprised of industry enthusiasts and legal subject-matter authorities who are focused purely on the business needs of firearm and ammunition manufacturers, dealers, retailers and ranges,” said Joseph Kavan, the National Firearms Industry Group Leader of Kutak Rock. “We are honored to be a sponsor and returning to the SHOT Show to present at SHOT Show University, and look forward to sharing experiences from around the industry that help firearms businesses understand the prevailing winds of laws and regulations, defend against business threats and improve day-to-day operational issues.”

Registration for the 2018 SHOT Show is now open. Buyers and range owners successfully registering to attend the show can then register to participate in SHOT Show University and other events. View the full SHOT Show University agenda and speaker lineup here.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available for SHOT Show University and other SHOT Week events. Contact Chris Tatulli, NSSF Director, Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales, at ctatulli@nssf.org to learn more about our wide variety of sponsorship options.

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TEKKO POLYMER AR15 CARBINE 7" DROP IN MLOK™ RAIL SYSTEM

Horsham, Pa. (November 2017) – Mission First Tactical, LLC (MFT™), a leader in USA-made rifle/carbine accessories, is proud to release its latest product, the TEKKO POLYMER AR15 CARBINE 7″ DROP IN MLOK™ RAIL SYSTEM (TP15MRS).

This proprietary Polymer AR Carbine rail system allows secure mounting for MLOK accessories, like vertical grips, bipods, lights and lasers. The MLOK system allows for universal modularity between numerous manufacturers of accessories and accessory rails. There is a Sling QD mount for right handed operators.

“We created this handguard for an end user looking for a different foot print with enhanced features that’s price sensitive. It’s light, tough as nails and allows accessories to be quickly and easily added,” said MFT’s Vice President David Edelman.

The rail is manufactured using MFT’s propriety polymer that is heat and impact resistant. The drop-in nature of the rail allows for easy installation. It also provides a larger range of modularity with mounting positions at the traditional 12, 3, 6 and 9:00 positions.

The Tekko Polymer AR15 Carbine M-LOK Rail System replaces the plastic factory handguard in minutes and requires no gunsmithing. No permanent alterations need to be made to the rifle as it’s a drop-in, screwless installation. The unit is held in place by the Delta ring and handguard cap. Available in Black or Scorched Dark Earth (Tan), the TP15MRS is made in the USA with a lifetime warranty.

 

 

 

 

Features and Functions:

  • No Gunsmithing, drop-in screwless installation, held in place by Delta ring and handguard cap.
  • No permanent alterations to rifle.
  • Built in QD mount for right handed shooters.
  • MLOK locations provide a secure platform for mounting Picatinny rails and accessories.
  • Monolithic style continuous top rail.
  • MSRP $39.99.

For more information on Mission First Tactical, visit www.missionfirsttactical.com.

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Brownells “Stand & Salute Tribute” Donates 5% Of Veterans Day Weekend Sales to SOWW

Grinnell, Iowa (November 8, 2017) – Brownells is making its annual Veterans Day benefit for Special Operations Wounded Warriors bigger than ever, and will donate a portion of three days’ worth of sales during the “Stand & Salute Tribute” to the non-profit veteran support organization.

Five percent of all Brownells sales from Friday, November 10 through Sunday, November 12 will be donated to SOWW. The following companies have also agreed to donate five percent of their own sales at Brownells during the same period to SOWW:

  • Aero Precision
  • Double Star
  • Hornady
  • Leupold
  • Magpul
  • Otis
  • Wilson Combat
  • XS Sights

“Brownells is a Tier One level supporter of SOWW,” said SOWW Vice President Joel Pellicci. “That’s the highest level of support. We are grateful and thankful for their support that helps us provide therapeutic retreats, fellowship and various kinds of assistance to wounded members of the U.S. Special Operations communities.”

“We owe every person who puts on a uniform to serve our country at home or abroad a debt of gratitude and support,” said Brownells CEO Pete Brownell. “Police, firefighters, first responders and especially our military veterans. Brownells is proud to support Special Operations Wounded Warriors for their dedication to help and heal our soldiers.”

Customers can learn more by visiting the Brownells “Stand & Salute Tribute” page.

About SOWW

Special Operations Wounded Warriors (SOWW) is a not-for-profit group that provides outdoor experiences and therapeutic retreats, as well as assistance with medical, physical and mental therapies for both veterans and active-duty members of the Unites States Special Operations Forces who have been wounded in action. For more information, visit http://www.sowwcharity.com.

About Brownells

Serious About Firearms Since 1939™, Brownells is the world’s leading source for guns, gun parts and accessories, ammunition, gunsmithing tools and survival gear. With a large selection of both common and hard-to-find items, and an extensive collection of videos, articles, and gun schematics, Brownells is the expert for everything shooting-related. Committed to maintaining our great traditions, Brownells has more, does more and knows more – and guarantees it all, Forever. For more information or to place an order, call 800-741-0015 or visit Brownells.com. Stay up-to-date with Brownells on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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