A SAMPLING OF SOME GREAT PHOTOS FROM THE PARIS AIRSHOW

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Lockheed Martin F35-A

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Airbus Drone Male Harfang MKL

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Airbus VSR700

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Antonov AN132-D

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CAA Announces Part Two of 10-Part Facebook Live Series "Shooting the IDF Way!"

LTC (RET IDF) Mikey Hartman, founder and former 20 year commander of the IDF Sharpshooting and Marksmanship School, will host the second Facebook Live event June 26, 2017, at noon EST.

Pompano Beach, Fla. (June 2017) – CAA, developers and manufacturers of advanced battle-tested firearms accessories, is proud to announce the second installment of its “Shooting the IDF Way” 10-part Facebook Live series, hosted by LTC (RET IDF) Mikey Hartman. This second event will be hosted live from Defender Outdoors Shooting Center in Fort Worth, Texas, on Monday, June 26, 2017, at noon EST at www.facebook.com/caaupgrade.

“Our first Facebook Live event was a great success. Our viewers seemed to be truly engaged in the feed and interested in the material. We’re looking forward to hosting our second event at Defender Outdoors Shooting Center. We’ll be offering something special to our viewers that will only be available during the live feed, so make sure to tune in, you will not want to miss it!” commented LTC Hartman.

The second event of the 10-part series will cover a continuation of the Seven Laws of Shooting the IDF way: Law of Aiming, Law of Breathing, “zero position,” final check of body, weapon and position, trigger pull and knowing your shot.

Hartman has trained over half a million IDF soldiers and a few thousand U.S. troops during his 22-year military career. He established the IDF Sharpshooting and Marksmanship School and wrote the entire IDF Marksmanship Shooting Doctrine. Hartman is CEO of CAA, as well as the CEO and co-owner of Hartman Optics, the proud manufacturer of the MH1 Sight.

Be a part of the conversation on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

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MasterPiece Arms Unveils its New Website

MPA’s new website features a modern, clean look and intuitive navigation.

Comer, Ga. – (June 2017)MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA BA Rifles, Chassis Systems, Defender Pistols and Carbines, Suppressors and MPAR Rifles, unveils its new website, featuring a modern, clean look and intuitive navigation at http://www.masterpiecearms.com.

“We take great pride in our finely crafted firearms and wanted our website to reflect that dedication to quality and refinement. I think we’ve succeeded. Customers will find our new website reflects a clean, modern approach with a more intuitive navigation system,” said Phil Cashin, owner of MasterPiece Arms.

The new website boasts a new easy-to-use vertical navigation bar. The bar begins with the Featured Product tab where web users can view MasterPiece Arms’ newest product offerings. Next are categories for the Defender series, as well as Bolt Action Rifle and Bolt Action Chassis, where web users who know exactly what they’re looking for can utilize the tabs to quickly navigate to their desired product. On theCustomer Service tab, web users can view warranty info, as well as MPA’s various policies. A Dealer Locator is included, allowing prospective customers to enter in their address in order to find the dealer closest to them. Finally, on the Technical Support tab, web users can find manuals, technical videos and information on ammunition.

To see MPA’s new website visit, http://www.masterpiecearms.com.

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Keep your aim rock-solid with Firefield Stronghold Bipods!

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Whether participating in precision shooting, big game hunting or a day at the range, Firefield Stronghold Bipods offer the stability shooters need to accurately hit the bullseye from any range. The Stronghold Bipod family consists of 3 available models:

  • Stronghold 6-9” Bipod with Lever – FF34026
  • Stronghold 11-16” Bipod with Lever – FF34027
  • Stronghold 15-22.5” Bipod with Lever – FF34028

The rock-solid Stronghold Bipods feature a tensioning adjustment lever. This lever makes for quicker and easier adjustments than traditional bipods. A newly designed tilt and swivel function allows the Stronghold to adjust perfectly based on different terrains and varying heights of shooting surfaces. Staying true to their name, all Stronghold Bipods boast rubber feet for maximum shooting stability.
If you’re looking to attach your bipod to a MSR such as an AR15, an included picatinny mount adapter permits easy mounting on picatinny rails. The necessary height of for a bipod varies for different shooting situations, for this, Firefield Strongholds all extend to multiple lengths and allow customizable adjustments. To help keep shooter’s firearms safe from scuffs and scratches, Strongholds include a padded stock mount.

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Side Effects and Subliminal Conditioning

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It’s Friday and time for our weekly (most of the time) shoot the shit. There is so much poop going around that it’s hard to pick just one thing. However, since this is a shoot the shit, there are no rules to lock us into just one topic.

Readers, have you noticed the pathetic state of the pharmaceutical industry? Where in the world does a company introduce and advertise acne medication where the side effects include sexual dysfunction, internal bleeding, gastro-intestinal blockage, depression and feelings of suicide, etc.!

Think about it, you’re constipated so you take a pill but instead of taking a dump you blow your brains out! Feeling a bit of menstrual discomfort, take my product but you could become a serial killer! WTF is this all about.

So, to call attention to this issue, we’ve been thinking of holding a contest where we invite readers to make up a side effect and submit it. The contest could run through say Thanksgiving. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place submission will win a tactical prize. This is still in the brainstorming phase but it’s looking better every damned day.

This next topic will really get your goat, it does us because it’s insidious! The liberal media spearheaded by the domestic CNN cadre has been conditioning their audience since the Nov elections. Have you noticed how they “report” that “Democrats do well in those areas where there are highly educated people,” a statement that was again floated during the Georgia 06 elections. What they’re really saying is that educated people vote for Democrats with the corresponding implication being that uneducated people vote Republican. This is a vulgar and deliberate misrepresentation designed to damage the Republican brand.

This is how Democrats CNN, MSNBC, et all would like voters to see Republicans…

 

If the GOP learned nothing from the 2016 elections, one thing they should have picked up on from Donald J Trump is the importance of branding. POTUS is a marketing genius; not only does he know how to sell but he’s a master brander. DJT knows how to create a brand and how to build value, the GOP does not. They now have an opportunity to do so, but I’m afraid they may be asleep at the wheel and miss this opportunity.

So we are going to ask you for a little favor, when you chat with your GOP officials, let them know that you’re neither deplorable or uneducated. Insist they work to improve the Republican Brand – so much for our soapbox.

Have a great weekend! We’re drying out from some torrential downpours but still looking forward to a little down time. We love hearing from you!

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Comp-Tac Victory Gear Flatline Holster

Comp-Tac Victory Gear, LLC, Houston, TX, June 2017 – Comp-Tac’s most versatile holster comes in a new color – but more about that later.

This unique, low-friction, pancake-style Kydex holster can be worn inside or outside the waist band. It comes standard with three sets of incredibly strong nylon belt clips that fit belts up to 1.5 inches wide (optional clips may be ordered for 1.75-inch belts).

For inside-the-waistband concealed carry (CC), simply slide the clips over the belt, even if the belt is threaded through the loops. For outside-the-waistband CC, simply thread the belt through the clip loops. The offset loops allow you to adjust the holster camber as much as one-half inch away from the body for a more efficient fit and faster draw.

Additional key features are ride depth adjustability to get the best draw/wear height fit. The Flatline’s tilt angle is also adjustable, from near straight up to 15 degrees forward. Uniquely for a pancake holster, the Flatline has a retention adjustment that allows you to set the firmness of firearm retention/draw. Designed for self-defense, the Flatline can also fill the competition needs for most shooters.

As with all Comp-Tac holsters, an actual, real pistol is used in manufacturing to ensure that the fit is dead on.

Colors: Black, Red, Blue, Forest Green and, new for 2017, Dark Tan (as shown).

MSRP: $69.99

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Morphix Technologies® Exhibiting at NCT Europe 2017

Morphix Technologies® will be displaying its TraceX® Explosives Detection Kit and Chameleon® Chemical Detection Armband at Booth #42 at the Haus Oberallgäu in Sonthofen, Germany, June 27 – 29, 2017.

Virginia Beach, Va. (June 2017)Morphix Technologies®, an innovator in the science of detection devices for explosives and dangerous chemicals, will be exhibiting at the NCT Europe Conference, June 27-29, 2017 at the Haus Oberallgäu in Sonthofen, Germany. Morphix Technologies will be exhibiting its TraceX® Explosives Detection Kit and its Chameleon® Chemical Detection Armband during the exhibition part of the conference at Booth #42.

The three-day event will be opened by a multinational CBRN/C-IED/EOD demonstration led by the German, Austrian, Dutch, French and Swiss Armed Forces, followed by two days of conferences, as well as a large indoor and outdoor industry exhibition. NCT Europe 2017 will host two separate conferences, NCT CBRNe Europe and NCT eXplosive Europe, with a shared exhibition area and joint plenary sessions.

TraceX Explosives Detection Kit

“Being in Europe and meeting the great caliber of CBRNE experts at the NCT is a great opportunity for Morphix. We look forward to exhibiting the TraceX and Chameleon.” said Kimberly Pricenski, vice president of sales and marketing for Morphix Technologies.

The TraceX Explosives Detection Kit is designed to help identify bombers, bomb-makers and their bomb-making facilities. This inexpensive kit can fit into a pocket and once deployed can detect most common explosive materials and their precursors at trace levels in a single test.

Chameleon Chemical Detection Armband

The Chameleon Chemical Detection Armband is an easy-to-use, inexpensive, wearable, reusable armband that can hold up to 10 cassettes, each of which detects a particular toxic chemical and changes color upon detection. It has been approved by the U.S. SAFETY Act of the Department of Homeland Security as an anti-terrorist technology.

If you’d like to receive more information on the Chameleon or TraceX, please contact Morphix Technologies toll free at 800-808-2234 or locally at 757-431-2260. You can also email sales@morphtec.com.

Visit the website at www.morphtec.com to learn more

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MOLOT-ORUZHIE Added to OFAC’s SDN List

It appears that MOLOT factory has been added to the OFAC SDN list for the application of sanctions in connection with the Russian-Ukraine interaction. MOLOT as you all know manufactures the highly sought-after VEPR rifle. Unless things change, it looks like prospective buyers may be limited to current importer inventories.

From: United States Department of the Treasury, OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL

MOLOT-ORUZHIE, OOO (a.k.a. OBSHCHESTVO S OGRANICHENNOI OTVETSTVENNOSTYU ‘MOLOT-ORUZHIE’; f.k.a. OBSHCHESTVO S OGRANICHENNOI OTVETSTVENNOSTYU PROIZVODSTVENNO INSTRUMENT KACHESTVO), 135 ul. Lenina, Vyatskie Polyany, Kirov Obl. 612960, Russia; Registration ID 1094307000633 (Russia); Tax ID No. 4307012765 (Russia); Government Gazette Number 60615883 (Russia) [UKRAINE-EO13661] (Linked To: KALASHNIKOV CONCERN).

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Crimson Trace Sponsors Women’s Education Event

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(Wilsonville, OR)— Crimson Trace®, recognized as America’s Top Brand of laser sights by national research firm Southwick Associates, recently played a pivotal part of The Well Armed Woman’s (TWAW) annual state conference held in Brooklyn, Michigan. Crimson Trace conducted an educational classroom session along with a hands-on range event to help the 80-plus participants learn more about firearms—and laser sights. The women attending the training at the Brooklyn Sportsman’s Club included chapter leaders for TWAW and various group representatives.

“The Michigan state conference is a great event for leaders and members of The Well Armed Woman to experience new activities and products,” states Donna Martorano, a TWAW Michigan co-leader. “It brings women together in a comfortable atmosphere.  This event is designed to equip, empower and educate our members.”

The two-day event included an on-site live-fire firearms familiarization program. The participants shot approximately 1,600 rounds during the hands-on range training and test sessions. A classroom program covered details on Crimson Trace laser sights and the many benefits that sighting accessories provide to firearms owners.

“This was a great venue for learning about firearms and laser sights, and experiencing how laser sights can help improve accuracy,” stated Erik Thornbury, Crimson Trace Channel Sales Coordinator and company representative at the event. “Everyone learned in a safe environment, gaining knowledge they can take with them and use whether they carry concealed or have a firearm for home defense.” Pistols and revolvers equipped with Crimson Trace laser sights were used during the range portion of the event. Participants discovered the benefits that laser sights provide in aiming, accuracy, firearm control and other factors in shot placement.

More programs pairing Crimson Trace products and representatives with TWAW events are planned for the future. TWAW Shooting Chapters is a non-profit organization that joins together groups of women across America. Those women meet monthly to practice, learn and grow as firearms owners and users. These TWAW events help women shooters learn more on related issues along with safe gun handling skills.

For more than two decades, Wilsonville, Oregon-based Crimson Trace has provided America with the world’s largest selection of award-winning laser sight and tactical light products. Full details can be obtained by visiting www.crimsontrace.com or by calling 800-442-2406.

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DoubleStar Unveils Its New Drakon Blade

Designed by martial arts practitioner and weapon designer, Robert Cabrera, the Drakon™ Blade was created to wreak havoc.

Winchester, Ky. (June 2017) – DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles and pistols, is proud to announce the release of its new Drakon™ Blade.

Coated in DoubleStar’s Dragon Hyde™ DLC coating, the Drakon Blade was created with one thing in mind: to wreak havoc. The scalloped beveled edge allows this blade to slice through the heaviest textiles with ease. The finger loop ensures secure retention throughout the cut. The Drakon comes with a Kydex sheath with Tek Lok. It’s made in the USA and comes with a warranty.

Drakon Blade Specifications:
Weight Rigged:                  9.6 oz.
Blade Weight Alone:          6.6 oz.
Length Rigged:                  8.75″
Width Rigged:                   3.5″
Blade Length:                   8.25″
Blade Width:                    1.625″
MSRP:                              $177.21

The Drakon Blade is part of DoubleStar’s Hydra Edged Weapons Line, which has been designed by martial arts practitioner, Rob Cabrera, who is DoubleStar’s new director of its Edged Weapons Division, as well as owner of Filo Bladeworks.

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GPO, USA INTRODUCES PASSION ED BINOCULAR LINE

Midlothian, Va., June 19, 2017—GPO, USA, the industry’s newest premium optics company, introduces the PASSION™ ED binocular portfolio. This product is German designed and engineered, combining quality, features, price and value for the benefit of the American hunter, birder or outdoor enthusiast. The PASSION™ ED binocular lineup is built on a high-performance and highly durable magnesium frame and includes 32mm and 42mm objective lens models.

“PASSION ED will set a new benchmark for this industry by offering the highest quality/value ratio seen. Optically, it’s excellent as expected from a GPO product, but we have also incorporated features into this binocular that are normally seen in products priced significantly higher,” says Michael Jensen, owner and CEO of GPO, USA.

The PASSION™ ED binocular line will be initially offered in 8×32, 10×32, 8×42, and 10×42 models. With smooth-rotating aluminum locking eyecups and a magnesium micro-bridge and main core ergonomically built for maximum hand-holding comfort, these binoculars will meet the needs of everyone looking for a high-performance entry-premium field optic. Models include a wide-angle field of view, GPObright™ high-transmission lens coating technology boasting 90% light transmission, extended eye relief, and close-focus capabilities that are sure to please the optical enthusiast. Waterproof and nitrogen-purged for fog-proof capability, the line features phase-coated prisms for optical performance and an included custom molded hard case. All models are available in four colors: Charcoal Black, Deep Green, Desert Sand, and Dark Brown Earth.

“We set a goal to break barriers in the binocular market with this product . . . and we hit those goals,” says Jensen.

All GPO products purchased in the United States include the GPO, USA’s spectacular lifetime warranty. Full details of this incredible warranty can be found at www.gpo-usa.com.

WE FIGHT – WE SUPPORT – WE CARE. GPO, USA is proud to contribute a portion of all sales proceeds to the following organizations: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, National Rifle Association, Safari Club International, and American Birding Association. GPO also proudly contributes to cerebral palsy research. For additional information onthese efforts, visit www.gpo-usa.com or e-mail gpocares@gpo-usa.com.

About GPO, USA:
GPO, USA is an American company that creates and sells premium outdoor sporting optics to avid outdoor enthusiasts who seek high-quality optics for their sport. Based in Midlothian, Virginia, the company is owned and operated by Michael Jensen, an outdoor industry veteran who has successfully assisted in leading numerous premium brands, such as Zeiss, Swarovski, Remington, and Marlin, to benchmark success levels.  GPO, USA works in tandem with GPO, GbmH, a German company owned and operated by Richard Schmidt, former CEO of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, GmbH. GPO, GmbH is the global owner of the GPO brand. Together, GPO, USA and GPO, GmbH design, engineer, and have produced optics that meet the highest specifications in the products’ price/class categories. GPO, USA is committed to enhancing outdoor enthusiasts’ experiences by producing premium products with better features at prices that are the best in the market for their quality classes. GPO, USA is unique because it not only creates premium sporting optics but also offers one of the best warranty service policies in the industry. It also publicly supports select organizations that protect conservation, our country, and our constitutional rights. For more information about GPO, USA, visit
www.gpo-usa.com or e-mailgpocares@gpo-usa.com.

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HOGUE INC ANNOUNCES NEW FLAT DARK EARTH GEAR BAGS

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Henderson, NVHogue Incorporated is proud to announce the expansion of their line of pistol and rifle bags with their new Flat Dark Earth models. Hogue products are built on the reputation of offering the finest quality in the industry and their gear bags are certainly no exception.

Every model of Hogue Gear bags has been painstakingly designed by Hogue’s engineers and field tested to guarantee the quality and durability you’ve come to expect from Hogue products. Not satisfied with simply importing another manufacturer’s product with their brand attached to it, Hogue has opted to create their own textile division. Every Hogue Gear bag is manufactured from materials made in the USA and assembled in their own facilities under the direct supervision and quality control of the Hogue family.

The Hogue Gear single rifle bags are available in four different lengths while the double rifle bags offer three. A 50 caliber bag is also available. All styles are also available in black and OD green. Each model sports an exterior constructed from heavy duty nylon, two outside pockets, bar tack and cross stitching at all critical stress points, internal adjustable magazine pouches, dense foam internal padding, a quilted non-tear brown suede polyester internal lining and large heavy duty YKK zippers. With strategically designed reinforced handles, these bags are built to withstand the ruggedness of the sport.

The pistol bags are available in three sizes to accommodate the most popular standard handguns. Built with the same quality materials as the rifle bags, the handgun bags are also available with a removable magazine insert to store additional magazines. With their heavy duty Velcro pockets and 100% cotton internal quilted lining, these gun bags will impress even the most demanding consumer.

Hogue Gear rifle bags start with an MSRP at $134.95 while the pistol bag MSRP begins at $19.95. Hogue is celebrating fifty years of quality manufacturing in their family-owned and operated facilities under the direct supervision of the Hogue family. Hogue, Inc. supports local dealers and encourages customers to purchase Hogue products locally. For more information please call Hogue directly at 1-800-438-4747 or visit http://www.hogueinc.com to find a Hogue dealer near you.

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Winchester’s New Expedition Big Game Long Range Ammunition

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EAST ALTON, Ill., June 21, 2017 – Continuing with the goal of making ammunition selection easy for hunters, Winchester Ammunition introduces Expedition Big Game Long Range. The ammunition line includes an array of popular big game calibers built for the toughest hunts around the globe. In 2017, Winchester introduces six new additions designed for long-range accuracy, trajectory and terminal performance.
The new Expedition Big Game Long Range offerings include:

  • 6.5 Creedmoor – 142 gr.

  • .270 Win. – 150-gr.

  • 7mm Rem. Mag. – 168-gr.

  • .30-06 Springfield – 190-gr.

  • .300 WSM – 190-gr.

  • .300 Win. Mag. – 190-gr.

The knockdown power of Expedition Big Game Long Range is centered around Accubond® LR bullet technology. Featuring a polymer tip and bonded alloy lead core, the Accubond LR bullet delivers controlled expansion and deep penetration upon impact. The lineup also features nickel-plated shellcases to go along with the Nosler® bullet technology. Expedition Big Game Long Range comes 20 rounds to a box.

“Expedition Big Game Long Range is the ideal ammunition for hunting big game around the world. It delivers a high ballistic coefficient for flat-shooting, pin point accuracy at long ranges and devastating performance due to deep penetration from the bonded-bullet construction,” said Matt Campbell, Winchester Ammunition vice president of marketing and sales.

*Accubond and Nosler are registered trademarks of Nosler, Inc.

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Swab-Its Star Chamber Cleaning Foam Swabs

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Swab-Its manufactures a number of firearm cleaning products: Bore-tips, Gun-Tips, Bore-Whips, Bore-Sticks and now the Star Chamber Cleaning Foam Swab. The company differentiates itself in the marketplace by producing foam reusable cleaning accessories that are effective and easy to use. Their latest addition makes cleaning that star chamber of your AR patterned rifle a real snap. To assess their ease of use and effectiveness, we started out with a scroungy AR chamber. In the lead photo, you’ll notice the gas tube. It’s not anodized, I’ll just leave it at that. So, you can well imagine what the chamber looks like! It was on this platform that we tested Swab-its Star Chamber Swab.

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I went in there with a bit of solvent to loosen things up. Because of the AR’s design, you can use a bag full of cotton patches and still not apply your solvent into all of the chamber’s recesses. This was not the case with the Swab-Its product. Because of its shape, every nook and cranny was accessible by simply rotating the swab a full 360 degrees as you swab out the chamber. After applying my solvent, I used a second swab to mop the chamber out. Another 1 or 2 minutes of swabbing produced some very satisfying results. Voila!

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Check that out boys and girls! That chamber never saw a chamber brush and it is squeaky clean. Coincidentally, the Star Chamber Swab exactly fits the charging handle channel in the receiver; also know for being a pain to clean.

DSC_2132Because, the Swab-its products are sponges, they’re easily cleaned and reusable over several cleanings. A little warm water and dishwashing liquid is all you need.

There are some very competent cleaning systems on the market but Swab-its products should supplement those kits, and the company’s Star Chamber Cleaning Foam Swab is definitely one of those. If you own an AR platform, they’re well worth your $20. I just wish they made them for a .308 chambering – maybe it’s in the works.

  -SP

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Schmidt & Bender PMII Special Edition

As precision tactical and extended range shooters know, the list of high performance professional optics worthy of your sub minute of angle rifle numbers six and Schmidt & Bender holds the number one spot. The S&B PMII has enjoyed wide acceptance in military and LE circles. This very well done SHLowlight video takes you through the many features of the PMII Limited Edition.

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Paris Air Show Demonstration Flights Rotary Airbus

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The Airbus’ NH90 Caiman multirole helicopter is reported to have the lowest radar signature of any comparable aircraft.

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CERTIFICATION FLIGHTS PARIS AIRSHOW 2017

The Paris Air Show kicks off 23 June 2017 at the Paris Le Bourget Exhibition Centre, Le Bourget, France.

Ask you can see from this video, commercial aircraft are getting longer with seating space getting smaller. Interestingly enough, flight performance is approaching what is normally reserved for military aviation.

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Brownells’ Paul Levy Goes Over Some New Products

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GEMTECH’s NEW 22LR SUBSONIC

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Putting together a heavier bullet, a cleaner powder, a premium lube on the lead round nose projectile resulted in consistent velocities and harder hitting performance at subsonic, suppressor-friendly speed.

The 42 grain lead round nose bullet is heavier than traditionally available rounds, but isn’t so heavy as to cause instability. While “harder hitting” and .”22lr” aren’t usually associated together, steel silhouette shooters will appreciate the difference between a knockdown and a wobbling target that stays up! A designed velocity of 1020 feet per second ensures the heavier projectile remains subsonic speed in most all firearms without resorting to anemic velocities.

GEMTECH’s testing indicates that the ballistic coefficient for the 42gr GEMTECH bullet is approximately .125. Sold in 500 round bricks or 5,000 round cases, the GEMTECH SUBSONIC .22lr ammunition is sub-packaged in 50 rd tray boxes.

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Air Force Gen. Herbert "Hawk" Carlisle takes command at NDIA

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CarlisleArlington, VA – Retired Air Force Gen. Herbert J. “Hawk” Carlisle has a new watch, starting his tenure Thursday, June 15, as the latest president and chief executive officer of the National Defense Industrial Association.

Carlisle was appointed in March to lead the Arlington, VA-based NDIA, a defense and national security 501(c)3 membership association that counts about 1,600 corporate members and about 80,000 individual members among its affiliates, chapters, and divisions.

“I’m excited and proud to be here and be part of NDIA’s mission,” Carlisle said. “NDIA’s collaboration with industry, the Defense Department, and Congress is steady and true. It has fostered open and honest dialog between industry and government for decades. That communication is more important now with the complex challenges ahead in defense spending and national security. I look forward to working with our esteemed members and the dedicated staff to keep NDIA a stalwart in support of defense.”

Carlisle takes over for retired Air Force Gen. Craig McKinley, who leaves NDIA after coming aboard as its leader in January 2015.

“I’m leaving NDIA in the hands of a very capable leader in Gen. Carlisle,” McKinley said. “His knowledge and reputation in defense come at a time where NDIA is in a strong position to support national security.”

Carlisle retired in March after nearly 39 years of Air Force service, his last post as commander of Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base, VA, which he held since October 2014.

Carlisle also was commander of Pacific Air Forces; air component commander for U.S. Pacific Command; and executive director for Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff, Joint Base Pearl Harbor in Hickam, HI. He is a command pilot with more than 3,600 hours flying the AT-38, YF-110, YF-113, T-38, F-15A/B/C/D, and C-17A.

Carlisle is a 1978 graduate of the Air Force Academy. Among his assignments, he commanded a fighter squadron, an operations group, two wings, and a numbered air force. He’s a joint service officer and served as air operations chief for U.S. Central Command Forward in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He took part in operations Restore Hope in Somalia, Provide Comfort in Turkey, and the ongoing Noble Eagle.

Carlisle has served as director of Operational Planning, Policy, and Strategy; as deputy chief of staff for air, space, and information on Operations, Plans, and Requirements;

and twice in the Plans and Programs Directorate. He also was deputy director, then director of legislative liaison at the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force.

ABOUT NDIA

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is the trusted leader in defense and national security associations. As a 501(c)3 corporate and individual membership association, NDIA engages thoughtful and innovative leaders to exchange ideas, information, and capabilities that lead to the development of the best policies, practices, products, and technologies to ensure the safety and security of our nation. NDIA’s membership embodies the full spectrum of corporate, government, academic, and individual stakeholders who form a vigorous, responsive, and collaborative community in support of defense and national security. For more information, visit www.ndia.org.

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Larry Vickers on His Vickers Guide: AR-15 – Volume 2

 

 

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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Copper Basin™ Announces Next Generation of its Takedown Firearm Backpack

 

This low-profile backpack now fits a wider array of firearms.

Nampa, Idaho (June 2017) – Copper Basin, LLC, manufacturers of innovative, lightweight bags and packs for hunting, hiking and low-profile firearm storage, proudly announces the next generation of its Takedown Firearm Backpack. The low-profile backpack now fits a wider array of firearms.
“When we created the Takedown Firearm Backpack, our goal was to make it blend in and be as unassuming as possible. We chose nondescript colors and materials and avoided things like molle, solid black coloring, velcro or anything else that gave the outside observer any indication that a firearm was being transported. The backpack is purpose built, ready for rapid deployment and it looks great,” said Gary Cauble, Director of Sales and Marketing for Copper Basin.

They say it’s what’s on the inside that counts and although the Takedown Firearm Backpack doesn’t appear to be a purpose-built, tactical firearm transport case, it most certainly is. To start with, it has a quick access top flap for rapid removal and deployment of firearm components. This quick access top flap is part of a complete fold open design for easy access to components and gear at the range or in the field. The pack’s dimensions have been designed to accommodate a variety of firearms with installed optics and bipods. Layers of structural foam obscure the rifle’s signature contours and the interior of the pack’s pockets have been lined with fleece to protect the firearm and reduce noise.

The exterior design features have not been forgotten and include features like multiple pockets sized for storing essential gear, a rugged construction with heavy duty zippers, webbing and materials and a stowaway strap that allows the pack to attach to the back of a seat for covert car storage. MSRP is $99.99.
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Takedown Firearm Backpack is compatible with variety of firearms including the following makes and models:

  • Alaskan Lever Action Takedown Rifles 

  • AR & AK Pistols
  • AOW Shotguns / Compact Shotguns
  • Century Arms AK Pistols
  • Century Arms Draco Pistols
  • Henry® Survival AR-7 Rifle
  • Kel-Tec Sub-2000 Rifles
  • Kriss Vector Gen II SDP and SBR
  • Ruger® 10/22 Takedown® Factory Rifle, 22 Charger™ & 22 Charger™ Takedown
  • SIG™ MPX SBR, MPX-K SBR, PMPX
  • Zenith Firearms MKE Z-5RS, MKE Z-5P, MKE Z-5K

For more information on Copper Basin™ or to purchase the Takedown Backpack, visit www.copperbasingear.com.

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Genetic Defect or Environmental By-Product

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It’s Friday and time for our weekly shoot-the-shit. This is a time when we welcome unrestricted reader participation. We invite you to comment even if you know nothing about the topic being discussed, you may use uncensored profanity, insult anyone you wish or change the subject altogether. This is a pro bono service so have at it readers!

The country has had a trying week with the attempted assassination of some very fine individuals, as they played baseball in preparation for a charity event by James T. Hodgkinson. We wish all those injured a speedy recovery. We also recognize Rep. Steve Scalise’s security detail for preventing an even greater tragedy.  Our prayers are with Rep. Scalise as he struggles with his injuries, and with that we’d like to shoot the shit about genetic defects.

Genetics defines who we are to a greater extent than you may think. Our DNA is like a complex computer program with built in dormant subroutines waiting to be executed. Some subroutines are good and others are bad. What causes the execution of these subroutines is not fully understood but are generally described in scientific parlance as “triggers.” When a trigger is presented to the genome, the subroutine runs. In biological terms we say that the gene is expressed. Cancer functions like that as does our ability to mentally process or handle physical and emotional stressors – schizophrenia is the perfect example. Unfortunately these genetic defects are not readily medically identifiable until they’ve been expressed.

James T. Hodgkinson was an environmental by-product. The man was incapable of processing environmental noise and as more is revealed about his life we see signs of his inability. Individuals like Hodgkinson cannot parse environmental stressors, they simply pile on until they trigger an episode.

Here is the environment that James T. Hodgkinson was trying to navigate over the last two years.

  1. A very divisive Primary and Presidential election where his candidate, Bernie Sanders, was deprived of a fair Primary by DNC operatives.

  2. Almost immediately after the election of President Trump, the leaked Wiki Leaks DNC e-mails became a catalyst for an attack on Donald Trump with baseless accusations of collusion between the Trump Campaign and the Russia Government; a condition that persists today. Rather than treating these hacks as a counterintelligence investigation in closed sessions where all evidence and avenues can be explored, the DNC did everything possible to publicize and leverage the events to undermine the Trump Presidency. In so doing, they’ve opened the door to one of the biggest embarrassments in U.S. History. They’ve succeeded in placing the United States of America secondary to partisan politics.

  3. A media who has abandoned all professional decorum and objectivity. We are exposed  to  24 hours a day 7 days a week of negative coverage from CNN, MSNBC and other news outlets; they’ve based their coverage largely on anonymous leaks of the President and the Republican Congress.

  4. A celebrity cadre with an aggregate IQ accurately described by lim x –> –∞ . These privileged individuals have gone out of their way to suggest and inspire violence.

So how do we change what appears to be a disastrous course? Partisan bickering will never become a thing of the past, but maybe we should shame the media back to its roots, publish and report facts, identify commentary as such and attempt to instruct, just a little.

This is our commentary!

Readers, have a great weekend. Stay alert, be safe but more importantly stay engaged and do spend quality time with your buds and family.

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OTIS TECHNOLOGY PATRIOT CALIBER SPECIFIC CLEANING KITS

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The Patriot series of caliber specific gun cleaning kits from OTIS Technology are the best general purpose gun cleaning kits on the market. In this review, I’ll give you some of the reasons why…

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Go Dark with Professional-Grade Clip-On Thermal-Imaging Capability

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When an entire operation could depend on a single trigger pull, professionals choose Armasight by FLIR Apollo Pro thermal clip-on weapon sights

WILSONVILLE, OR (June 13, 2017) The stakes can be life or death whenever a soldier, law enforcement officer or professional hunter pulls the trigger. That’s why expert operators demand theArmasight by FLIR Apollo Pro family of clip-on thermal imaging weapon sights.

Available in five distinct models, the Armasight by FLIR Apollo Pro is a rugged, solid-state, uncooled, long-wave infrared 1x (unity magnification) clip-on thermal imaging device designed to mount in front of a variable-magnification day sight on precision rifles and tactical weapons. It can also be used as a stand-alone thermal weapon sight or as a handheld monocular that features an integral compass and inclinometer for enhanced target ranging.

Utilizing proven FLIR TAU-2 Technology, Apollo Pro is offered in 336×256 and 640×512 pixel formats with professional-grade 50mm or 100mm Germanium (Ge) objective lenses, creating a wide variety of performance options to match the demands of any deployment.

Based around common core electronics, signal processing, and an infinity focused large-format collimating eyepiece, the Armasight by FLIR Apollo is available in a variety of options that cater to every military or commercial application. Installation of the Apollo Pro clip-on sight is easy, repeatable, and reliable, based on a user-friendly MILSTD- 1913/ Weaver/Picatinny rail-compatible quick-release locking mechanism.

As a 1x stand-alone weapon sight, solid-state reticle adjustments and software algorithms combined with a complementary color pallet ensure maximum reticle contrast and high-level accuracy that can’t be achieved with mechanical adjusters. Apollo Pro also offers a tracking electronic zoom (e-zoom) function that can progressively increase from 1x to 2x to 4x and 8x (640×512 format only) without changing the point of aim.

Armasight by FLIR Apollo Pro models use a multi-pin connector to provide video-out/video-in capability, as well as external power supply and support of accessories. An optional laser range finder, external battery pack, multispectral laser and other accessories designed to attach via the MIL-STD-1913 rail of the Zeus Pro are available.

An included five-button wireless remote allows operation and modification of the Apollo Pro imagery without having to remove hands from the weapon. The Bluetooth©-capable Apollo Pro can also interface with ballistics and control applications on most smart phones.

Apollo Pro models feature a user-friendly dual-power option of either four 3.0V DC CR123A batteries (all oriented in the same direction to prevent confusion in replacement) or four 1.5VDC AA batteries pre-loaded in a cartridge. Designed to operate even in the chaos of unexpected deployments, the Apollo Pro also offers a special power-management feature, which provides just over an hour of operation with a single 3.0V DC CR123A battery.

The Armasight by FLIR Apollo Pro represents the most rugged, versatile and sophisticated Armasight clip-on product available for soldiers, police officers and professional hunters who want to add full thermal capability to their existing daylight weapon systems.

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FEATURES

  • 24/7 Operation in presence of environmental obscurants (smoke, dust, haze, fog)
  • Operates on CR123A or AA batteries
  • Reliable quick-release locking weapon mount
  • 50mm or 100mm objective Germanium lens options
  • FLIR TAU-2 17μm pitch thermal sensor
  • SVGA 800×600 OLED display
  • Digital compass
  • Digital inclinometer
  • Battery status indicator
  • Multiple user-selectable ballistic and quick-acquisition reticles
  • Selectable reticle color
  • Selectable Palettes: White Hot/Black Hot/Sepia/OEM custom/other color variants
  • User-adjustable image-enhancement tools
  • Wireless 5-button remote
  • Tracking Digital e-Zoom: 2x / 4x / 8x (640×512 only)
  • Still picture and video recording capability (mounted DVR option)
  • Made in the USA
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The V6 Muzzle Brake Reduces Muzzle Rise to Virtually ZERO and Felt Recoil by 70 to 80 Percent

American ingenuity, American steel and American built combine to change your shooting game!


May 2017 – V6 Industries, manufacturers of the V6 Muzzle Brake, is proud to introduce its revolutionary muzzle brake concept to the shooting market. The V6 design takes full advantage of the escaping gases and directs those forces at exactly the perfect angle and precise direction to counteract 100 percent rise and reduce 70 to 80 percent recoil. The V6 Muzzle Brake reduces muzzle rise to virtually zero, no matter what the shooter puts through the gun. It is ideal for the competitive shooter, hog hunter or anyone desiring rapid acquisition and instant follow up shots.

“There are leaders, and then there’s everyone else,” commented Pat Harrington, owner, founder and CEO of V6 Industries. He continued, “With the V6 Muzzle Brake, we take immense pride in driving the firearms industry standards forward, focusing on truly reducing muzzle rise and felt recoil.”

All V6 Muzzle Brakes are designed and manufactured right here in the U.S.A from American steel. Machined from a solid billet of 4140 hardened steel on a five-axis CNC machining center and custom engraved to fit the shooter’s specific platform, the V6 design has become synonymous with high quality craftsmanship. V6 Industries currently has muzzle brakes available for the following 12ga platforms: Izhmash Saiga 12, Molot VEPR 12, UTA XTR-12 (new), Fostech Origin-12, Kel-Tec KSG, Catamount FURY 12 (requires adapter) (new) and the Destructive Device Industries DDI 12 (new).

V6 Muzzle Brake Specifications:

  • Material: 4140 Hardened Steel
  • Coating: Black Zinc
  • Overall Length: 4.25″
  • Weight: 10.2 oz.
  • Design: V6 Engine Block

The V6 Muzzle Brake has been tested to run any type of standard ammunition and will work and perform equally with all standard shotgun rounds. It can be easily installed without the aid of a gunsmith. Each unit comes with complete instructions and is shipped with a tube of Red Turbo-Lock Threadlocker.

Visit V6 Industries at www.V6Brake.com for more information or to place an order.

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LARRY VICKERS ON THE FNX 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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Dark Storm Industries, LLC (DSI) Signs Laura Burgess Marketing (LBM)

LBM to expand DSI’s brand recognition among key markets, as well as develop and expand its writer relation’s program.

Oakdale, N.Y. (June 2017)Dark Storm Industries, LLC (DSI), a New York based firearms manufacturer, has signed Laura Burgess Marketing (LBM) to build brand awareness through LBM’s public relations program. Founded in 2013, DSI specializes in the manufacture of modern sporting rifles and has developed the DSI line of rifles to meet the ever-changing regulatory environment in states such as New York and California.
“We are looking forward to getting the word out about DSI and its unique, restricted state-compliant firearm designs,” remarked Laura Burgess, founder and CEO of LBM. “The AR market is highly competitive, but for whatever reason big manufacturers have been largely ignoring gun guys and gals that live in restricted states, leaving a void in the marketplace. We are thrilled to represent DSI and applaud its willingness to step up to the plate and help out these ignored gun enthusiasts.”

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LBM will focus on growing the brand’s awareness as the source for compliant AR platform rifles in DSI’s key markets of New York, California, Massachusetts and Connecticut, as well as building awareness of its standard rifles for the consumer market across the free states. LBM will do this by developing and fostering writer relations, increasing editorial coverage and facilitating media events.
In addition, DSI has tasked LBM with developing sponsorship opportunities for industry media review and demo days, as well as helping to promote “special projects” when available.

“My business partner Peter and I founded DSI out of our frustration with local dealers who did not stock parts for AR style rifles or who had hard-to-navigate websites with unknown inventory. We cater specifically to the AR platform and as a fairly young company with a niche product we needed an agency that could help steer us through the market, as well as provide us with sound advice on how to grow our brand within our key markets and beyond. We have found that agency in LBM,” commented Ed Newman, co-founder and owner of DSI.
For hi-res images, press releases or collateral, please visit DSI’s client page at
www.lauraburgess.com/clients/dark-storm-industries-llc/.
For more information, visit
www.dark-storm.com.

About Dark Storm Industries, LLC:®:

Dark Storm Industries is a New York based firearms manufacturer specializing in modern sporting rifles. Founded in 2013, Dark Storm Industries developed the DS-15 line of rifles to meet the changing regulatory environment in states like New York and California. www.dark-storm.com

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RUGER MK IV RECALL

Ruger recently discovered that all Mark IV™ pistols (including 22/45™ models) manufactured prior to June 1, 2017 have the potential to discharge unintentionally if the safety is not utilized correctly. In particular, if the trigger is pulled while the safety lever is midway between the “safe” and “fire” positions (that is, the safety is not fully engaged or fully disengaged), then the pistol may not fire when the trigger is pulled. However, if the trigger is released and the safety lever is then moved from the mid position to the “fire” position, the pistol may fire at that time.

How To Determine If Your Pistol Needs The Retrofit

How to find your serial number

All Mark IV™ pistols produced prior to June 1, 2017 are potentially affected and therefore are being recalled. This includes Mark IV™ Target, Hunter, Competition, 22/45™, 22/45™ Lite and 22/45™ Tactical models. These models bear serial numbers beginning with “401” (2017 models) or “WBR” (2016 models).

For complete detail on this recall visit MARK IV RECALL

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MOHOC’s NEW HARDWIRE KIT

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When your mission requires constant power supply and/or continuous video stream, the Hardwire Door allows access to the micro USB and micro HDMI ports without exposing the battery and internal components.

Tactically configured 90º cables ensure MOHOC remains low profile, while water and dust resistant seals protect it from the elements.

The Hardwire Door is easily installed even when wearing gloves.  When complete waterproofing is required, it is interchangeable with the standard door.

 

Hardwire Door

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Morphix Technologies® Exhibiting at International Hazmat Response Teams Conference

 

See the TraceX® Explosives Detection Kit and Chameleon® Chemical Detection Armband at Booth #521, June 15-18, 2017, in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Hilton Baltimore.

Virginia Beach, Va. (June 2017)Morphix Technologies®, an innovator in the science of detection devices for explosives and dangerous chemicals, will be exhibiting at the International Hazmat Response Teams Conference, to be held June 15-18, 2017, in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Hilton Baltimore. Morphix Technologies will be displaying its TraceX® Explosives Detection Kit and its Chameleon® Chemical Detection Armband at booth #521.

“The opportunity to be face-to-face with First Responders in a training environment like the International Hazmat Response Team Conference is incredible. We get fantastic feedback about our products and also learn where there are gaps in existing technology,” said Kimberly Pricenski, vice president of sales and marketing for Morphix Technologies.

The Chameleon Chemical Detection Armband is an easy-to-use, inexpensive, wearable, reusable armband that can hold up to 10 cassettes, each of which detects a particular toxic chemical or class of chemicals and changes color upon detection. It has been approved by the U.S. SAFETY Act of the Department of Homeland Security as an anti-terrorist technology.

The TraceX Explosives Detection Kit is designed to help identify bombers, bomb-makers and their bomb-making facilities. This inexpensive kit can fit into a pocket and once deployed can detect most common explosive materials and their precursors at trace levels in a single test.

The Hazmat Conference is a four-day event offering hands-on training across a range of essential topics, including: biothreat response and sample collection, incident management best practices, chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials and recognizing and responding to commercial explosive incidents. The training offered at the Hazmat Conference provides immediate, practical and valuable information designed to ensure professionals successfully meet the demands of hazmat response in today’s challenging environment.

If you’d like to receive more information on the Chameleon or TraceX, please contact Morphix Technologies toll free at 800-808-2234 or locally at 757-431-2260. You can also email sales@morphtec.com.

Visit the website at www.morphtec.com to learn more or join the ongoing

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Crimson Trace Suggests: This Father’s Day, Take Dad Shooting

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(Wilsonville, OR)—Looking for a great way to spend time with dad on Father’s Day? Crimson Trace suggests skipping the necktie gift this June 18th and making dad very happy by taking him shooting. Whether safely plinking in a farm field or shooting at a local gun range, dad and the family can practice their skills while spending quality time together. Everyone can make that practice session more exciting—and beneficial—with a Crimson Trace® laser sight installed on dad’s favorite firearm.

While there are many makes and models of handguns and firearms that dad could own and shootLG-901G_Classic on his special day, there are more than 275 Crimson Trace laser sights and lights designed to fit thousands of firearm models. Dad will have plenty of choices: Does he want a green or red Crimson Trace laser sight? Does he want that laser sight secured on a Picatinny rail, installed over the pistol’s trigger guard, or secured to the firearm as a replacement grip? Does he want his Crimson Trace laser sight pre-installed by the firearm manufacturer or does he want to install the laser sights himself? If dad owns a popular 1911 handgun, or a Smith & Wesson M&P® 45 ShieldTM, there are numerous laser sight models for those popular handguns.

Crimson Trace products offer fathers and all firearm owners across America several advantages. By using Crimson Trace’s patented Instincitive ActivationTM firearm laser activation technology, most models are instantly activated when the firearm is gripped. A laser sighting system on a firearm will also help dad or any owner easily determine any problems with firearm control or operation—and help withcorrecting those problems. Seeing a laser downrange also adds to the excitement of the shooting session. With laser sight prices beginning at $159, the price tags will fit the wallet of most dads—and gift buyers.

Your dad could be the important person who introduced you to shooting and firearms. Taking him shooting this Father’s Day is a great way to return the favor—or pass it back! Dad can also rest easy in knowing that his Crimson Trace laser sight is backed 24/7 by a professional customer service department.

For more product details, visit www.crimsontrace.com or call 800-442-2406. To find a range or place to shoot, and to download targets for the shooting session, visit the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s website: www.wheretoshoot.org.

Crimson Trace is widely recognized as America’s top brand of laser sights. The company strives to make laser sights as standard equipment on concealed-carry and personal-defense firearms. For more than twenty years, Crimson Trace has equipped America’s gun owners, law enforcement officers and military units around the globe with the largest selection of award-winning laser sight and tactical light products. Full details are at www.crimsontrace.com or available by calling 800-442-2406.

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LARRY VICKERS ON THE FN509

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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Sightmark’s Ultra Shot M-Spec, Now With Real Carbon Fiber!

 

image(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Hunters, competition shooters and law enforcement have come to trust Sightmark’s Ultra Shot M-Spec series to help them make their mark. Now, this dependable line of reflex sights is adding a new variant to the mix: introducing the Ultra Shot M-Spec FMS Carbon Fiber Reflex Sight (SM26015).

Taking advantage of the same robust optical design as other M-Spec models, the all-new Carbon Fiber FMS is a special offering for Sightmark’s 10 year Anniversary and features a carbon fiber protective hood, helping it weigh-in 30% lighter than other popular reflex sights at just 7.1 oz. Boasting a 65 MOA circle dot crosshair with 2 MOA central dot reticle, the M-Spec Carbon Fiber is as durable as they come with a scratchproof lens, cast magnesium alloy housing, IP68 waterproof rating (submersible to 40 ft.), Interlok™ internal locking system and a recoil rating up to .50 caliber.

Night vision compatible, the Carbon Fiber M-Spec co-witnesses with night vision devices and select magnifiers. An advanced, true color anti-reflective lens coating improves low light performance and helps with night vision compatibility as well. The sight’s unique motion sensing auto-on feature automatically shuts the M-Spec off if it sits motionless for more than 5 minutes. Ideal for use on AR15s and MSRs, the Ultra Shot M-Spec Carbon Fiber is equipped with unlimited eye relief and a parallax-corrected optical lens system, allowing shooters to sight accurately from 10 yards to infinity. Built to adapt to any environment thrown its way, this reflex sight offers 1,000 hours of battery life off a single CR2 battery. The Carbon Fiber M-Spec FMS includes neoprene cover, adjustment tools, battery and manual.

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Lyman® Products Announces Summer Mail-In Rebate

Purchase select products between June 9 through August 31, 2017 to receive a $25 rebate per item.


Middletown, Conn. (June 2017)Lyman® Products is pleased to announce its special Summer Mail-In Rebate. Kicking off on June 9, 2017, Lyman Products’ customers will have the opportunity to earn a $25 rebate per select item bought from any Lyman dealer, online or direct from the Lyman website. Items must be purchased between June 9 and August 31, 2017 to qualify. The rebate form can be downloaded by visiting www.lymanproducts.com/rebate.

Products included in this sizzling summer mail-in rebate include:
* Cyclone Rotary Tumbler (Item #7631550)
* Gen6 Compact Digital Powder System (Item #7750550)
* Borecam Borescope (Item #04055)
* Case Prep Xpress (Item #7810220)
* AutoAdvance Remote Control Target System (Item #4320051)
“We’ve created this Summer Mail-In Rebate because we wanted to treat our customers with a way to get their hands on some great new toys to make reloading easier for them so they can spend less time reloading and more time on the range or on the hunt,” Elizabeth Friedmann, Lyman’s Marketing Services Manager said. “Now, with proof of purchase, our customers can receive $25 back per select item bought. All our customers have to do is send in the rebate form with receipt and they’ve got it all – great new gear AND money in their pocket!”

The rebate offer is valid only when a customer purchases a qualifying product from an authorized participating dealer or online retailer. All information on the redemption form must be complete and legible for the order to be processed. If the product is returned, the amount of the rebate will be deducted from any refund or credit. Lyman is not responsible for late, lost or misdirected mail or typographical errors. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion or program.

The original receipt and completed redemption form must be postmarked by September 30, 2017 and mailed to: Lyman Products Corp., 475 Smith St., Middletown, CT 06457, ATTN: Summer Rebate.

Delivery of the rebate check will occur approximately four to six weeks from receipt of the completed redemption form. Void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law. Offer not valid for groups, businesses or organizations. This rebate is valid in the U.S. and Canada only, requiring a U.S. or Canadian shipping address.

Visit the new Lyman website at www.lymanproducts.com.

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Firefield Impact Reflex Sights

 

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Aside from the space between your ears and a good rifle, a reliable weapon sight is one of the most critical elements of mission equipment you can carry. Firefield understands how much you depend on a quality optic to get you through the tough stuff and is proud to introduce Impact XL and XLT Reflex Sights!

Firefield Impact XL (FF26024) and XLT (FF26025) Reflex Sights are Weaver and Picatinny rail compatible, shockproof, recoil rated up to .308-cal., and built for flawless performance, even through your toughest operation. Both models include advanced, AR-red coated, 1x glass with parallax correction and unlimited eye relief for fast, reliable target acquisition in CQB environments; 1-MOA windage and elevation adjustments up to 120 MOA; and IP55 weather-resistant polymer and 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum construction.

Red illuminated reticles for XL and XLT models include: 5 MOA dot, 3 MOA dot with 50 MOA circle, 3 MOA dot with 50 MOA crosshair and 3 MOA with 30 MOA circle/crosshair. All reticles include five brightness settings.

While the Impact XL is powered by a single CR1632 battery for 25 – 250 hours, the Impact XLT Reflex Sight runs on a single CR2032 battery for 40 – 250 hours and boasts a protective hood, digital controls and a quick-detach mounting system. Both sights include a neoprene cover, adjustment tools, batteries and an operation manual.

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Magpul Industries Corp. Named Platinum Sponsor of 2017 Import/Export Conference

Magpul Logo 2C AltNEWTOWN, Conn. – The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that Magpul Industries Corp has signed as the Platinum Sponsor of the upcoming 2017 Import/Export Conference. Magpul is an American manufacturer of high-performance parts and accessories, primarily for the modern sporting rifle market.

Taking place August 2-4 in Washington, D.C., the NSSF and FAIR Trade Group Import/Export Conference gathers industry professionals to discuss the many compliance issues facing today’s U.S. firearms and accessory makers negotiating the complexities involved in doing business with other countries.

“Magpul is without a doubt one of our industry’s most innovative leaders,” said Melissa Schilling, NSSF Director, Exhibitions and Conferences. “We are very pleased to have them take on the leading sponsorship role for this year’s Import/Export Conference.”

“We are happy to support the NSSF via the Import/Export Conference,” said Chad Harlan, Marketing Manager. “The industry knowledge and experience of the organization and its members is a valuable asset to Magpul in keeping up with changing import/export laws and guidelines. We are able to collaborate and learn about other companies’ experience in compliance as well as share our own, not to mention support the industry as a whole.”

A joint presentation of NSSF and the FAIR Trade Group, the 2017 Import/Export Conference is the firearms industry’s premier educational event for manufacturers and others in the supply chain doing business internationally or considering such expansion. Additional sponsorship opportunities for this conference are still available. To learn more, contact Chis Tatulli, NSSF Director, Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales, ctatulli@nssf.org. Go to the event website for more information on the conference, including speakers, legislative issues scheduled for discussion and economic impact data.

About NSSF

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

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The National Association of Police Equipment Distributors Welcomes INVISIO Communications Inc. to their Associate Membership

NAPED announced today that INVISIO Communications Inc. has joined their growing ranks of vendors. INVISIO offers cutting-edge personal communication and hearing protection systems. The systems enable users to operate and communicate safely and clearly in all environments, even under extreme conditions, such as loud noise, heat, and underwater. INVISIO systems consist of headsets and advanced control units that interface to a wide range of communication devices. The systems provide hearing protection while maintaining the natural level of situational awareness. Customers are mainly from the public sector. Sales are made via a global network of partners and to some extent directly to end customers. INVISIO is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (IVSO).

INVISIO Communications Inc. is now located and operated in the United States.INVISIO is completely operational and the organization is capable of efficiently targeting customers within security and defense throughout the United States. The key focus is to support existing customers, partners and programs, increasing the customer base and to maintain and expand business networks. INVISIO will exhibit at the NAPED 2017 Annual General Meeting in Daytona Beach, Florida, June 23 – 26.

For more information on INVISIO visit their website at www.invisio.com

INVISIO Headsets

INVISIO X5

The INVISIO X5 headset is designed exclusively for INVISIO’s range of advancedcontrol units and is fundamental to the INVISIO hearing protection system. It is a dual sided in-ear hearing protection headset with state of the art external microphones for natural hear-thru and six sizes of exchangeable foam plugs for market leading hearing protection and comfort. The INVISIO X5 is the in-ear headset of choice for future soldier programs today.

INVISIO T5

The INVISIO T5 over-the-ear hearing protection headset is powered and controlled byan INVISIO control unit, making it easy to use and lightweight without the need of internal battery or buttons. With an on head weight of less than 250 grams, the INVISIO T5 significantly reduces the burden on the mounted or dismounted soldier while featuring industry leading situational awareness.

INVISIO Control Units

INVISIO V20 – Single Com System

The INVISIO V20 control unit is designed for soldiers with a single radio with one or two talk-groups. It is the smallest and lightest control unit available and power from the connected radio. The INVISIO V20 is very intuitive and simple to use. The control unit is fully compatible with other INVISIO systems and offers state of the art situational awareness and integration to other communication devices.

INVISIO V50 – Dual Com System

The INVISIO V50 control unit is designed for soldiers and commanders that require an internal power supply and two communication devices, such as team radio, combat net radio or vehicle intercom system. The control unit can handle multiple talk-groups and can also power from any of the connected communication devices. Lightweight and small, the control unit offers state of the art situational awareness and is fully compatible with other INVISIO systems.

NVISIO V60 – Tri Com System

The INVISIO V60 is designed to be the ultimate communications hub and capable of connecting into practically any type of communication device, such as multiple net radios, smart phones, a broad range of audio devices, headsets (tactical, covert and commercial) and intercom systems for land, sea and air vehicles.

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Fobus Holster Unveils New Fits for Kimber Micro, Micro 9, SIG P938 and SIG P238



 

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BENSALEM, PA. (June 2017)Fobus Holsters and Mag Pouches expands its extensive holster and mag pouch line to include the new KMSG for the Kimber Micro, Kimber Micro 9, Sig P938 and Sig P238. It is available in both paddle and belt styles.

The KMSG is an Evolution Series, injection molded polymer holster, which provides passive retention and an adjustment screw for customized retention based upon the user’s personal preference. Steel reinforced rivets secure the holster to your attachment of choice and further strengthen the overall integrity of the holster, ensuring years of reliable and trouble-free use.

All Fobus products are exceptionally comfortable, durable and come with a Lifetime Warranty. The KMSG is offered at $38.99 MSRP and can be found online at http://www.fobusholster.com as well as from hundreds of major retailers, dealers and distributors located nationwide.

Learn more about the KMSG Evolution holster, and the rest of Fobus’ extensive selection of passive and active retention holsters and mag pouches on YouTube.

About Fobus Holster:

Fobus Holsters, Israel’s leading Holster maker, was founded in 1978 and was the first holster company to introduce injection molded polymer holsters to the market. Developed for the Israeli military and special security services. Fobus holsters and mag pouches are designed for maximum comfort and durability while being lightweight, combat tested and extremely reliable.

Fobus offers an extensive variety of over 160 different holster models, passive and active retention, fitting hundreds of different pistols and revolvers with all possible carry options.

All Fobus holsters and mag pouches are virtually maintenance free and carry a Lifetime Warranty.

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Cleanliness is Next To Godliness

Your weapon’s performance is directly correlated to proper lubrication and cleaning; however, unless you are borne again hard, it often gets overlooked leading to accelerated wear and untimely malfunctions. There are a number of products on the market to make this often laborious task “easier.” Solvents, lubricants and cleaning kits abound but few come with years of military experience and promoting good methodology, that company is OTIS Technology and their Cleaning Kits. This year, the company introduced the Patriot caliber specific cleaning kits.

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Later this month, I’ll have a review of the .223 / 5.56 Patriot kit for you. Summarizing things for you, this kit is comprehensive and at $24.99 cost effective. Read my upcoming review.

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