1-of-1 Henry Rifle Sells For Over $25,000

Henry Repeating Arms

Henry Repeating Arms Donations Exceed $50,000 for Shadow Warriors Project

Mark Geist & Anthony Imperato

One-Of-A-Kind Henry Rifle Sold at Auction for Over $25,000

RICE LAKE, Wis., Sept. 22, 2022 – Following an annual fundraising gala in Miami, Florida, and the conclusion of an online auction for a one-of-one rifle designed, built, and donated by Henry Repeating Arms, the company is pleased to announce a total figure raised in the amount of $52,175 to benefit Shadow Warriors Project. The non-profit organization is the only one of its kind providing post-engagement support for injured private military security contractors returning home from battle in some of the world’s most hostile locations.

Shadow Warriors Project was co-founded by Mark “Oz” Geist, a member of the CIA Annex Security Team that found itself the target of a terrorist attack on September 11, 2012, in Benghazi, Libya, where he is credited with saving the lives of more than 25 Americans. On the tenth anniversary of these attacks, Shadow Warriors Project held its first annual ‘Honor The Brave’ fundraising gala in Miami, Florida, where Henry Repeating Arms CEO and Founder Anthony Imperato presented Geist with a check for $25,000 to enhance their mission. Throughout the evening, three more donated Henry Repeating Arms rifles raised $2,150 from silent auctions.

Recently, an online auction concluded for one of the most exclusive rifles ever built in Henry Repeating Arm’s 25-year history. Based on the 1860 patent for the first successful and practical repeating rifle, Henry Repeating Arms’ one-off rifle featured hand-chased engraving on a hardened brass receiver and a buttstock made from rare exhibition-grade American walnut wood. The engraving work included the Shadow Warriors Project logo on one side and the Seal of the President of the United States on the opposite. The virtual hammer dropped with a winning bid of $25,025, which goes to Shadow Warriors Project.

“We are thrilled with the auction results, and to anyone that placed a bid or helped to spread the word, I thank you sincerely,” said Imperato. “For sure, it’s a feather in our cap to have a rifle sell for so much, but it’s also a testament to Mark, his organization’s great work, and the unsung, under-the-radar group of men and women that Shadow Warriors Project is so dedicated to supporting. Everyone involved should be proud of what has been accomplished so far.”

Shadow Warriors Henry Rifle

For more information about Henry Repeating Arms and its products, visit henryusa.com or call 866-200-2354 for a free catalog.


About Henry Repeating Arms:

Henry Repeating Arms is one of the leading rifle and shotgun manufacturers in the United States and a world leader in the lever action category. The company motto is “Made in America, or not made at all,” and its firearms come with a lifetime guarantee backed by award-winning customer service. The company is also known for its Guns For Great Causes charitable program, which focuses on assisting the families of sick children, children’s hospitals, military veteran organizations, Second Amendment advocacy groups, and wildlife conservation organizations. The company currently employs over 550 people and has over 330,000sf of manufacturing space in its Wisconsin and New Jersey facilities. The company is named in honor of Benjamin Tyler Henry, who invented and patented the Henry lever action rifle in 1860 – the first practical repeating rifle and America’s unique contribution to the international stage of firearms design. Visit Henry Repeating Arms online at henryusa.com,

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Henry Repeating Arms

107 W Coleman St

Rice Lake, WI 54868-2452

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APEX Ammunition Introduces Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Habitat Waterfowl Blend

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APEX Ammunition Introduces Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Habitat Waterfowl Blend

Columbus, Miss. (September 22, 2022) – APEX Ammunition, makers of premium, ultra-high-density Tungsten Super Shot (TSS) shotshells, is pleased to introduce its new limited-edition, Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Habitat Waterfowl Blend.

Available in 3-inch, 12-gauge shells, this handcrafted “duplex load” combines No. 8 TSS with No. 3 S3 zinc-plated steel for a versatile, hard-hitting load whether you are shooting over decoys on opening day or trying to bring down warier, late-season waterfowl.

The zinc coating on the premium grade APEX steel shot ensures uniform pellets for optimum patterning in a steel load and, when combined with 18.1 g/cc TSS, helps deliver a harder hitting payload with improved terminal performance to reduce crippling.

“We are excited to partner with our friends at Mossy Oak on this new offering,” said Jason Lonsberry, CEO, APEX Ammunition. “This load comes in a box featuring the Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Habitat camo pattern and offers hunters a new combination of shot sizes with deep penetration and lethal energy transfer.”

“Mossy Oak is excited to partner with APEX, one of the most reputable ammo manufacturers, to offer waterfowl hunters the Shadow Grass Habitat Waterfowl Blend that brings the best of both worlds for waterfowl ammo into one shell,” said Chris Paradise, Chief Sales Officer of Mossy Oak.

The Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Habitat Waterfowl Blend is available for purchase through the APEX Store, Mack’s Prairie Wings, and Rogers Sporting Goods.

MSRP: $51.99 (per 25 round box) or $489.99 (per case -10 boxes)

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About APEX Ammunition

What started in 2017 with a few handmade shells for a hunting trip with buddies has become an obsession to provide wingshooters with the absolute best performing ammunition possible. Founded by U.S. Veterans and hunting enthusiasts in the great state of Mississippi, APEX Ammunition pioneered the commercial application of ultra-high-density Tungsten Super Shot to create the hardest hitting, most accurate shot loads in the business. The driving principle behind the company’s continued quest for innovation and better performance is its commitment to delivering a hunting experience like no other. For more information, visit ApexAmmunition.com.

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United States Army Awards AeroVironment $20.6 Million Switchblade 300 Tactical Missile Systems Contract

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United States Army Awards AeroVironment $20.6 Million Switchblade 300 Tactical Missile Systems Contract

• Combat-proven Switchblade with patented wave-off and recommit capability provides operators with increased lethality, reach and precision strike capabilities with minimal collateral effects

Designed for use in engaging beyond-line-of-sight targets with lethal effects, Switchblade 300 is deployed via tube-launch from land, sea, mobile or air organic platforms. (Image: AeroVironment, Inc.)

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 22, 2022AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems, today announced it received a $20,602,464 firm-fixed-price contract award on Aug. 18, 2022 from the U.S. Army Tactical Aviation and Ground Munitions (TAGM) project office for the procurement of Switchblade® 300 tactical missile systems (TMS). The contract will be managed by the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal and is scheduled to be delivered by July 2023.

“Deployed by the U.S. Army for more than a decade, Switchblade 300 remains a critical force protection and soldier lethality solution for our customers, including Ukraine,” said Brett Hush, AeroVironment vice president and product line general manager for TMS. “It closes the gap between observation and action, giving soldiers the ability to identify threats and engage hostile beyond-line-of-sight targets from a greater distance with minimal collateral damage.”

AeroVironment’s combat-proven Switchblade 300 is back-packable and rapidly deployable from ground platforms, including a multipack launcher, providing warfighters with rapid-response force protection and precision strike capabilities up to six miles (10 kilometers) from its launch location.

ABOUT AEROVIRONMENT TACTICAL MISSILE SYSTEMS

AeroVironment’s tactical missile systems provide users with the ability to identify threats and deliver a precision lethal payload with minimal collateral damage. Switchblade® 300 and Switchblade® 600 loitering missile systems enable the warfighter to easily launch, fly, track and engage beyond line-of-sight targets and light armored vehicles across land, maritime and air-launched scenarios. The Blackwing™ loitering reconnaissance system is a variant of Switchblade designed to provide rapid-response intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities and can be deployed from a submarine using an underwater-to-air delivery canister, shipboard or mobile ground vehicle via tube-launch or Multipack Launcher (MPL). AeroVironment’s tactical missile systems deliver the actionable intelligence and precision firepower needed to achieve mission success across multiple domains.

ABOUT AEROVIRONMENT, INC.

AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) provides technology solutions at the intersection of robotics, sensors, software analytics and connectivity that deliver more actionable intelligence so you can proceed with certainty. Headquartered in Virginia, AeroVironment is a global leader in intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems and serves defense, government and commercial customers. For more information, visit www.avinc.com.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT

Certain statements in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are made on the basis of current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, economic, competitive, governmental and technological factors outside of our control, that may cause our business, strategy or actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, our ability to perform under existing contracts and obtain additional contracts; changes in the regulatory environment; the activities of competitors; failure of the markets in which we operate to grow; failure to expand into new markets; failure to develop new products or integrate new technology with current products; and general economic and business conditions in the United States and elsewhere in the world. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, see the reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not intend, and undertake no obligation, to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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You know you want a new rifle!

FDN-Series  TS-Series  Accessories

Time for a new rifle.

U.S. Optics is proud to be a part of the Next-Gen Giveaway with our friends at Desert Tech, HUXWRX, and Cloud Defensive.

Enter to win over $5000 in prizes during our Next-Gen Giveaway! This package includes (1) MDRX donated by Desert Tech, (1) US Optics TS-8X JNG, (1) HUXWRX Flow 556k,  (1) Cloud Defensive Rein Gen 2.

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U.S. Optics TS-8X

The U.S. Optics TS-8X is one of our best sellers throughout our product line. Available in either a first or second focal plane, the TS-8X is the perfect scope for everything from hog hunting to home defense.

With a true one-power setting that dials all the way to eight-power, you can engage targets at ease from 5 yards to 500!

Check out the TS-8X below, and pick one up while you wait for your name to be drawn to win the Next-Gen Giveaway!

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TS-8X FFP

$795.00

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TS-8X SFP

$695.00

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U.S. Optics 100 Beiersdorf Drive Connelly Springs, NC 28612

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The name is K… Turbo K.


The Turbo K utilizes the same sound technology you know and love from the rest our Turbo® suppressor family-just in a smaller size.

Great for tactical use, or shortening your overall barrel length, without sacrificing sound quality.

The Turbo® K is one of the top choices for Law Enforcement Agencies.

LEOs choose this suppressor often, due to the compact size, expert sound quality and the YHM price point.

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Both the Turbo® K and the Turbo® T2 are included in our Golden Ticket Giveaway!

Any qualified purchases made after Aug. 31st, 2022 may still be entered.

Buy one for your chance to win one!

Winners get their choice of a FREE

See full details at YHM.net/promotions/

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Yankee Hill Machine Co.

412 Main St, Easthampton

Massachusetts, United States of America


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ZeroTech Unveils the 5-25×56 FFP Vengeance

Affordable high magnification precision riflescopes have sparked new demand as ZeroTech Optics announces the Vengeance 5-25×56 FFP RMG to the precision shooting line of riflescopes.
ZeroTech Optics is pleased to introduce our newest addition to the Vengeance family, the FFP precision rifle powerhouse 5-25x56mm riflescope!
Designed with PRS and long range enthusiasts in mind, ZeroTech Optics engineered the Vengeance 5-25x56mm riflescope to meet the demands, practicality and budget of the fastest growing shooting sport in recent times.
Each feature of the Vengeance is specifically designed to meet and exceed the expectations of a PRS and long range shooter, providing the shooter the ability to put rounds on target with speed, and most importantly, precision,
The FFP RMG reticle is unique to ZeroTech, designed in-house to meet the demands of the long-range precision and PRS shooters alike. Whether holding elevation and windage for high speed, precision shots or dialing your turrets for long range targets, the RMG reticle is the perfect blend of precision and speed.

  • RMG FFP reticle
  • 34mm one piece maintube
  • Enhanced internal elevation travel (28 MRAD)
  • Removable throw lever included
  • Zero Stop
  • Glass etched reticle
  • Weathershield lens coating
  • Available in MRAD only
  • 5-25 magnification power
  • 56mm objective lens

About ZeroTech Optics
ZeroTech was Founded in Australia 2018, for many years the Australian shooting market had been limited to riflescopes and reticles that didn’t completely satisfy our shooting requirements or withstand our harsh and varying conditions. At that time and taking into consideration of extensive experience with optics manufacturing It was time to do what hasn’t been done before. Using the expertise and knowledge gathered from over 50 years in the optics industry, importing many tens of thousands of riflescopes, we have designed and developed our own range of riflescopes and reticles, with unique features and benefits tailored to the Australian & International market. Today, we now export our optics all over the world, including Canada, USA, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain and the UK.
Contact us:
sales@zerotechoptics.com
You can visit the company website at: https://www.zerotechoptics.com/

ZeroTech Optics

941 Esther Ln

Murfreesboro, TN 37129-5530


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Tour The Cosmi Factory

1911s  Parts & Accessories  Revolvers

The Ultimate Shotgun: The Cosmi

Our latest partnership is with the remarkable Cosmi SRL shotguns of Ancona, Italy. Nighthawk Custom is proud to announce that we are now the exclusive importer of all Cosmi shotguns in the United States. Cosmi builds the world’s finest and most advanced luxury semi-automatic shotguns. Italian design paired with the highest level of craftmanship, each Cosmi contains over 100 hand-fit parts. The unique and ingenious magazine tube runs down into the stock, creating the ultimate shotgun design. These pieces of art are the most exclusive and bespoke shotguns that are built

The Cosmi Story

Rodolfo Cosmi was born in Macerata Feltria (Montefeltro), the birthplace of artists like Raphael, in 1873. A humble, but clever carpenter and a passionate hunter, he decided to build himself a shotgun using an umbrella rod to save on money. His work proved so successful that in approximately 1890 he started a small production of shotguns with parallel barrels to satisfy the requests of his friends, who were enthusiastic of his invention.

In 1905 he started to dedicate his efforts to his dream, that is the
development of a semiautomatic shotgun. His goal was to create a perfect mechanism with elegant aesthetics.
First of all, he used the opening system of double-barrel shotguns for his semiautomatic model. After that, he realized that the position of the cartridge magazine under the barrel was anti-esthetical and unbalanced the gun.
The solution to this was a genial intuition: to locate the tubular charger inside the stock. These were the steps that led in 1925 to the presentation
of a working prototype: a semiautomatic shotgun with 8-shell magazine inside the stock, with a unique, innovative design.
In 1936 Rodolfo Cosmi died, leaving the business to his sons, Marcello (1900) and Americo (1918), who had always shared his great passion. The Cosmi family moved in 1938 from Macerata Feltria to the current location
of Torrette di Ancona, where approximately 8,000 shotguns have been manufactured so far, uninterruptedly, except for a short period from 1940 to 1945 during the Second World War.

The technical and esthetical perfection of the Cosmi shotguns has been recognized and appreciated by great political leaders and public personalities. Apart from continuous improvements (it must be said that the 1925 prototype is still perfectly working), standard production was integrated in 1990 with titanium models, an innovative material ensuring higher resistance and light weight.
The journey through the history of Cosmi shotguns takes us to the
contemporary scenario: in a time when manufacturers use robotic engineering for mass production in a large scale, Cosmi Americo & figlio has managed to maintain the high craftsmanship of its work. A small number of expert workers combining technology and manual skills takes more than 200 hours to manufacture one shotgun, a work of art characterized by unique perfection and elegance.
Watch the Cosmi Shop video below!!

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Every Cosmi shotgun is unique, you will hardly ever find one the same. This makes them bespoke, extremely sought after, and something that will be the ultimate firearm to pass down generations in the future. You can also custom order one to your specs, wants, and needs. For more information on the Cosmi shotguns, reach out to your local Nighthawk Custom dealer, call us directly, or check them out on our website.
We can even help you locate a Cosmi shotgun through our dealers. See the list of dealers below with a Cosmi Shotgun waiting for you.

Bunker Gun Shop
20 GA, Steel, Deluxe

Scheels – Sandy, UT
28 GA, Steel, Rose & Scroll Engraving

Scheels – Sandy, UT
28 GA, Steel, Engraved Quail

SP Firearms Unlimited
20 GA, Steel, Deluxe

Michigan Shooting Centers
410 GA, Steel, Extra Deluxe

Modern Warriors
12 GA, Titanium, Classic Deluxe

Not Just Guns
28 GA, Steel, Classic Deluxe

BattleHawk Armory
20 GA, Steel, Deluxe

Griffin & Howe
20 GA, Superleggero, Deluxe

1306 W Trimble Ave, Berryville, AR 72616

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"VIP Movement Notification – Orlando, FL" – FAASafety.gov

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VIP Movement Notification – Orlando, FL
Notice Number: NOTC2617

September 27, 2022
Orlando, FL
30/10 NMR – 17,999 FT MSL

Specific instructions and restrictions are available at http://tfr.faa.gov once the NOTAM has been issued.
*Depicted TFR data may not be a complete listing. Pilots should not use the information on this website for flight planning purposes. For the latest information, call your local Flight Service Station at 1-800-WX-BRIEF.

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Barnett’s Family of Slingshots Provide Shooting Fun for Everyone

Barnett’s Family of Slingshots Provide Shooting Fun for Everyone

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Tarpon Springs, FL (September 22, 2022) – Slingshot shooting is a fun, active and challenging sport for the whole family – and has been for generations. Barnett® modernized the slingshot and currently creates models for everyone, from beginners to advanced sharpshooters. From the backyard to the backcountry, the sport of slingshot shooting creates lasting memories.

Barnett’s beginner models include the Strike Nine and Black Widow slingshots. Both models feature a comfortable soft-touch grip. Three advanced models – Pro Diablo, Cobra and Diablo – have features for more power and precision, plus full-sized grips for teen and adult shooters. Barnett also offers replacement slingshot bands, target ammunition and steel ammo for small game hunting.   

The Black Widow put Barnett on the map as the leader in slingshot technology – its foldaway brace was a big step forward in slingshot design. The brace provides better leverage and a longer power stroke when the wrist brace is engaged. And thanks to its compact shape brace, it won’t take up extra space when folded. The Black Widow has the power and accuracy for hunting and target shooting.

The Strike Nine is a pocket-sized slingshot offering durable construction with good range and accuracy. It’s a perfect option for youth interested in hunting small game and parents who want to ensure they learn the basics of safety and control on the range.

The Diablo slingshot delivers increased power and precision. This advanced slingshot comes with a detachable wrist brace, contoured soft-touch grip, target ammo and an instructional shooting guide. With its magnum power bands, it hits targets hard.

With stability comes precision, and the Cobra’s unique front stabilizer and sight system allow users to stay on target with reduced vibration. Its magnum power bands and longer brace add to this slingshot’s performance, and it’s ready to shoot straight from the package with included target ammo.

Barnett’s most advanced slingshot is the Pro Diablo. It features a three-piece stabilizer designed to combat vibrations for smooth, balanced shots and an adjustable sight for pinpoint precision. The Pro Diablo includes an instructional shooting guide, practice ammo and magnum power bands. It’s everything slingshot enthusiasts need to take their shooting – in the field or on the range – to the next level.

Barnett is a leader in slingshot technology and offers five slingshot models covering every skill level. Try the sport of slingshot shooting; it’s something the whole family will enjoy!

Strike Nine Features

· Contoured soft-grip

· Standard bands

Black Widow Features

· Foldaway wrist brace

· Standard bands 

Diablo Features

· Detachable wrist brace

· Magnum power bands

· Contoured soft-touch grip

· Complete shooting guide

Pro Diablo Features

· Wrist brace

· Sight system

· Weighted stabilizers (3)

· Contoured soft-touch grip

· Magnum power bands

· Complete shooting guide

Cobra Features

· Extended detachable wrist brace

· Magnum power bands

· Contoured soft-touch grip

· Complete shooting guide

· Front stabilizer

· Target ammo included

About Barnett Crossbows

Barnett is the first and longest-standing crossbow company with a storied heritage. Founded in 1962, we are the pioneer of the modern-day crossbow. Barnett’s tradition of innovation has brought about numerous “firsts” in the crossbow & archery industry for the past 60 years. Barnett innovates and supplies a broad spectrum of high-performance and value-driven crossbows, vertical and youth bows, and archery accessories popular with both hunting and recreational shooters. Barnett is also the leading provider of slingshots and accessories.

For more information, please visit WWW.BARNETTCROSSBOWS.COM

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CZ 75 REPUBLIKA auctioned for a record amount

A limited edition CZ 75 REPUBLIKA pistol was auctioned on Tuesday, 13 September 2022 at an evening organized by the Goltz Fortress Gallery in the Czech Republic. The gun was auctioned together with other works of art. The price of 980,000 CZK (40,000 EUR) even surpassed the “Girl in the golden dresses” statue by the well-known Czech sculptor Olbram Zoubek. The CZ 75 REPUBLIKA pistol was sold for the highest amount from all works auctioned that evening, thus proving that alongside important works of art, engraved firearms from CZ are among today’s best investments.

The auction at the Goltz Fortress Gallery confirms the unique value of engraved and limited edition firearms from CZ. The original price of the CZ 75 REPUBLIKA pistol was 200,000 CZK (8,160 EUR). In May of 2019, a CZ 75 REPUBLIKA pistol donated by the Colt CZ Group was auctioned at the Kodl Gallery in the Zofin district of Prague for 650,000 CZK (26,500 EUR). In 2019, US President Donald Trump received the CZ 75 REPUBLIKA pistol as an official gift from the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic. At an auction on the evening of 30 March 2022 by Forbes magazine and the Svobodu Ukrainy Iniciativa (Freedom for Ukraine Initiative), a limited edition CZ 75 TOBRUK pistol was auctioned for 5 million CZK (204,000 EUR).

In 2018, on the 100-year anniversary of the establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic, CZ released the CZ 75 Republika limited edition pistol. It consisted of only 100 pieces, each of which featured high quality, hand-engraved motifs of Czechoslovak state symbols and a unique serial number.

The full-size, all-steel, 9mm Luger CZ 75 B model, which is a modern successor to one of the most famous Czechoslovak weapons of all time, served as the base of the CZ 75 Republika edition. The frame and slide come with a blued finish and are polished to a high gloss, with the barrel polished to a high gloss as well. The outer edges of the frame and slide are highlighted by a decorative line of inlaid 24K gold. Engraved motifs of a linden tree branch, which formed an important part of state symbolism during the Czechoslovak Republic’s interwar period, are placed within these highlighted areas. The front and back of the grip also feature this engraving, which replaces the usual vertical checkering, for a more secure grip. Gold edging and the linden tree engraving are also found on the bottom of the magazine baseplate.

The trigger, hammer, slide stop, magazine release and manual safety are also plated with 24 carat gold. Elements that protrude from the right side of the frame, together with the extractor and screws that hold the anatomical grips in place, are gold-plated as well. The grips are made from briar root and come with a varnish finish that accentuates the beautiful grain of the brown wood.

This special period is further represented by a small coat of arms that was used by the Czechoslovak Republic from 1920 to 1938. It’s a faithful copy made of gold (certified by a hallmark) and set into the right side of the frame, between the safety and slide stop.

The left side of the slide features the inscription “PRAVDA VÍTĚZÍ” (“TRUTH PREVAILS”), which is a motto used on the flag of the President of the Republic and in the country’s greater coat of arms, and CZ 75 REPUBLIKA. Both inscriptions are written in a stylish Art Deco style font. The traditional CZ trademark and caliber designation remain in their usual places. On the left side of the frame is the smaller inscription “Vyrobeno v České republice v edici 100 kusů“ (A 100 piece edition made in the Czech Republic).

On the right side of the frame, a serial number within the range of CSR-1918 to CSR-2018 (unique for each of the 100 pistols) is inscribed beside the proof mark on the slide and the barrel that’s visible within the ejection port. On the front part of the slide, on the right side of the firearm, is the anniversary of this edition: 1918-2018.

Each CZ 75 REPUBLIKA pistol comes in a unique display case that’s made from three types of wood. Carved into the top of the lid is a linden tree branch motif that encircles the Czechoslovak greater coat of arms from the First Republic. The sides of the case are covered with a veneer of dark burr walnut.

A microplush, dark red velvet padding covers the inside of the display case. A portrait of the first Czechoslovak president, Tomas Garrigue Masaryk, together with the Czechoslovak Republic’s greater coat of arms, are printed on handmade paper that’s mounted under the lid. Two tricolor ribbons are used to hold the lid open. As an extra layer of protection, each case is delivered within a black laminated cardboard box that bears the CZ logo.


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"VIP Movement Notification – Ft Lauderdale, FL" – FAASafety.gov

VIP Movement Notification – Ft Lauderdale, FL
Notice Number: NOTC2616

September 27, 2022
Ft Lauderdale, FL
30/10 NMR – 17,999 FT MSL

Specific instructions and restrictions are available at http://tfr.faa.gov once the NOTAM has been issued.
*Depicted TFR data may not be a complete listing. Pilots should not use the information on this website for flight planning purposes. For the latest information, call your local Flight Service Station at 1-800-WX-BRIEF

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THE SECRET OF SOYLET GREEN IS NO LONGER A SECRET

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I got chewed out again for not having a shoot the shit. Those upset about that, please recognize that we haven’t had much to talk about until now, but before I get started, let me know how you guys are all doing? This inflation and high fuel prices have been a real pain in the ass. I have a weakness for Klondike Bars and they are now selling $2.60 higher than a year ago, crazy. Troubling is the fact that it doesn’t look like there’s an end in sight, especially with the troubles the EU’s economy is facing, but this is not your classic inflation where you have too much money chasing too few goods. It was a supply chain problem amplified by the extended lockdowns imposed by California, New York, Illinois and Michigan, a bad decision made by capriciousness, and a total lack of understanding. But that’s a voter problem unlikely to change if voters in those states continue to vote the same way. Since it’s been a while since I’ve had a shoot the shit, let me tell you what it is.

A shoot the shit, is a social interaction where participants gather to discuss any desired topic. Participants don’t need to know anything about the subject, are free to make unsupported comments, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone they wish or change the subject altogether. Normally, this is something you would do in front of a psychologist at $150+ per hour; however, doing so means you’d be paying a jackass who majored in psychology so they could understand themselves. The United States produces over 100,000 psychologists annually which explains why we’re showing 3rd grade kids how anal sex is performed. Now, I have no issue with lifestyle choices, but 3rd grade?

So, let’s get started.

Before I get to the main topic, I had an idea. As the transgender movement gains momentum, a number of universities across the country are getting into the business of performing gender change surgery. So, why should they be the only ones making money? I got my idea while driving past a Vietnamese owned and operated nail salon. What if you started a franchise and called it Lin’s Dong Gong, I think it could work, and Black Rock may even do a private placement. Now to today’s topic…

During a phone conversation, a friend mentioned that his wife ran across a news article talking about the passage of a California law allowing COMPOSTING in lieu of cremation or burial. I thought to myself, he’s got to be shitting me, well he wasn’t.

The Sacramento Bee published a piece on 9/19 that I’ll briefly quote below:

“Californians will be able in a few years to compost their bodies after death under a new law signed Sunday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The process, called natural organic reduction, involves placing a corpse in a steel vessel and covering it with materials such as wood chips, alfalfa, and straw until it decomposes. The remains are returned to family members or can be mixed into soil in a conservation area. Washington was the first state to allow people to choose human composting as an alternative to burial or cremation, followed by Colorado and Oregon. Under the new law, California officials must come up with regulations by 2027.”

You can read the full piece here

As with California’s Electric Vehicle mandate, there will undoubtedly be several equally inept jurisdictions to follow and do the same thing. So, where are you likely to see an immediate implementation? The homeless community.

This law has the effect of trivializing life downgrading it to no more than an ambulatory pile of Nitrogen and Carbon; once that happens murders become an emotional problem rather that what it is, a gross disregard for the sanctity of life. Now, allegedly, these morons see the law as fighting climate change. Someone should tell them that decomposing organic matter generates a sizable amount of CH4, methane. What this law achieves is taking the first step to SOYLET GREEN !

In this 1973, and now prophetic film, the secret of Soylent Green is revealed through the work of Charlton Heston.

Watch the trailer

Given the law passed in California, how long do you think it will take before we dehydrate corpses and use them for food? Take this seriously because it can happen in the not too distant future..

You can change this trajectory by voting in November, but don’t expect a change if you’re voting as you’ve been voting. Have a great weekend, and schedule your own shoot the shit with your friends or family.

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Meet Team SIG’s Daniel Horner

REMINDER: Meet and Greet with Team SIG’s Daniel Horner

Come to the SIG Experience Center Museum and meet Team SIG’s Daniel Horner! Daniel is a multi-discipline World Champion shooter having captured over 125 championship titles at the world, national, regional, and state level. No registration necessary.

Meet Daniel: Thursday, September 22 from 5:30pm-7:30pm

VIDEO: Daniel Horner Takes on the Multigun Nationals

Hear from TEAM SIG’s Daniel Horner as he and Lena Miculek compete at the Multigun Nationals in Clinton, South Carolina.

WATCH THE VIDEO

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Shoot United Launches Range Event Experiences with Featured Shooting Ranges

Shoot United Launches Range Event Experiences with Featured Shooting Ranges

EAST ALTON, IL (September 20, 2022)Shoot United launched a series of events last August in partnership with local shooting ranges to help those who are starting their journey in the shooting sports and responsible firearm ownership. Participants had access to knowledgeable trainers, received educational resources and experienced firearms firsthand on the shooting range.
“The first Shoot United events included participants with very diverse backgrounds who were curious and excited to learn more about topics in the shooting sports,” said Jason Gilbertson, director of marketing for Shoot United. “The environment was not intimidating. It was inviting, and people of all experience levels learned and experienced firearms in very positive ways. We will continue to collaborate directly with shooting ranges across the country that are willing to help with Shoot United events as we move in to 2023.”
Kicking off in August to coincide with National Shooting Sports Month, Shoot United hosted more than 130 people at ranges in select metropolitan areas throughout the country. Focusing on an introduction to handgun training at
The Modern Sportsman event allowed for a small group instructional session with one-on-one range time. At the Hyatt Farms Shooting Complex event, all three disciplines of firearms (shotgun, handgun and rifle) were featured, giving new shooters the opportunity to explore different firearms in a safe, supportive environment.
Each event provided new participants an opportunity to ask questions of certified firearm instructors and professional competitive shooters, have fun with friends and family, while also getting safe, supportive hands-on experience during their time on the range.
Ranges who are interested in hosting a Shoot United event can reach out to
media@shootunited.com.
For more information on upcoming Shoot United events or to sign up for the newsletter, visit
ShootUnited.com.

Shoot United: Committed to Safe, Legal and Responsible Firearm Use

Shoot United is committed to safe, legal and responsible firearm use. Shoot United supports key groups like the National Shooting Sports Foundation on a variety of topics important to our industry including training and education, and specific programs such as Gun Owners Care and Project ChildSafe. Shoot United will continue to support programs, organizations and individuals that promote hunting and shooting sports activities in a positive and responsible environment. Any use of firearms by youth participants should be done under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian, or other responsible adult.

About Shoot United

Shoot United™ is a dynamic initiative initiative designed to promote all that’s wholesome and healthful about the shooting sports and responsible firearm ownership. It’s time spent outdoors with family and friends. It’s competition. It’s one of the most fun and safe recreational activities in the country. The mission is to drive awareness and activate new participants to the sport by sharing engaging and educational content as well as providing resources where people can learn how to participate in the shooting sports and hunting activities.

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Speakers Announced! | CBRN Threats and Challenges – A Classified Update

CBRN Fall Quarterly Forum

Registration Is Now Open

Join NDIA and the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Division on October 19, 2022, for a forum on CBRN Threats and Challenges – A Classified Update taking place at the National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI) at University of Nebraska located at 9070 Junction Dr., Annapolis Junction, MD 20701 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.

This event is classified at the Secret level. Please submit your VAR using the instructions found on our Security Clearance Information page. The deadline to submit clearances is Friday, October 14, 2022. Clearances will not be processed onsite. 

Registration is required to participate in this event. The National Strategic Research Insitute (NSRI) at University of Nebraska has a capacity limit; therefore, we will close in person registration once that limit is met. Registration will close on Friday, October 14, 2022.

We are excited to announce our Speakers!

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Darryl Colvin

Joint Program Executive Officer

Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense 

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Ian Watson

Deputy Assistant Secretary Defense

Chemical and Biological Defense 

To learn more about this event and view our draft agenda online, visit the event webpage.

For questions about registration, please email Krystal Heard at kheard@NDIA.org.

Register

COVID-19 and Conference Details

The CBRN planning team is monitoring the COVID-19 situation as the health of our event participants, members, and partners remains our top priority. We are committed to following the guidelines and precautions as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Attendees can expect to see the following at the conference:

PROOF OF VACCINATION: All attendees will be required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to badge pick-up. Details for securely providing documentation will be provided shortly on the event website.

MASKS:Fully vaccinated attendees are encouraged to wear face masks but, in accordance with CDC guidance, may make that choice for themselves. If you are not fully vaccinated, you are required to wear a face mask in public places.

WAIVER: All registrants are required to sign the COVID-19 waiver during the online registration process. Attendees may disclose their vaccination status at the time of signing.
SOCIAL DISTANCING: Additional venue space will be available to allow for attendees to spread out.

Date

Dates

October 19, 2022

Location

Location
National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI) at University of Nebraska

9070 Junction Dr. Suite F

Annapolis Junction, MD 20701

Contact
Contact
Krystal Heard
Meeting Manager
(703)247-2558
kheard@NDIA.org

National Defense Industrial Association
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201

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GA-ASI Creates Additive Design & Manufacturing Center of Excellence

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GA-ASI CREATES ADDITIVE DESIGN & MANUFACTURING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

New Center Uses Additive Parts to Streamline Manufacturing of UAS

SAN DIEGO – 21 September 2022 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the world leader in the design and manufacture of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, has established a new Center of Excellence for its Additive Design and Manufacturing (AD&M). The Center is focused on rapid-reaction manufacturing of GA-ASI’s line of UAS using fully functional and flight-ready Additive Manufacturing (AM) applications, research and development, large-scale tooling, and next-generation flight hardware.

Over the past decade, GA-ASI has invested in the onboarding of Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies, as well as leading the formation and rapid growth of a dedicated AM department five years ago.

“GA-ASI is continually looking for ways to enable, accelerate, and integrate Additive Manufacturing technologies into our designs, our operations, and our products,” said GA-ASI President David R. Alexander. “Through our AD&M Center of Excellence, we’re using a structured and stringent qualification process for AM applications that delivers a positive business case for us over conventional manufacturing methods. Through a comprehensive and holistic approach, our team of AM professionals are working to increase the adoption of AM parts for the benefit of our aircraft and ultimately, our customers.”

GA-ASI has qualified over 300 flight components across the different AM modalities used for production. In order to develop and qualify flight-capable AM applications, GA-ASI is expanding its AM ecosystem composed of the key elements required for bringing an AM application from a prototype stage (print right once) to a production-level stage (print right always).

GA-ASI’s AM ecosystem has enabled the advancement of repeatable and reliable production-grade 3D printing within the company. This has been supplemented by ecosystem-controlled processes, the establishment of an applications team, and a well-defined expansion roadmap.

GA-ASI performs some recurring production activities at its AD&M Center of Excellence, but the demand for rapid-reaction and low-rate manufacturing has required the development of a strong AM manufacturing supply chain for the overflow production of complex end-use thermoplastics and metal parts.

GA-ASI estimates that the use of AM parts on its new UAS platform – the MQ-9B – has saved the company over $2 million in tooling costs and over $300,000 per aircraft in recurring cost avoidance by using approximately 240 AM parts on that aircraft platform. Overall, the number of AM applications continues to grow rapidly, fueled by the AM ecosystem established at GA-ASI. As a result, the company already has more than 10,000 additively manufactured components on the aircraft it has produced, and the new MQ-9B SkyGuardian® and SeaGuardian® models are leading the industry in the use of AM parts.

About GA-ASI

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator® RPA series and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. With more than seven million flight hours, GA-ASI provides long-endurance, mission-capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems required to deliver persistent flight that enables situational awareness and rapid strike. The company also produces a variety of ground control stations and sensor control/image analysis software, offers pilot training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas. For more information, visit www.ga-asi.com.

Avenger, Lynx, Predator, SeaGuardian and SkyGuardian are registered trademarks of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

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Winchester® Launches Educational ‘Introduction to Ammunition-Ammo 101’ Series

Winchester® Launches Educational ‘Introduction to Ammunition-Ammo 101’ Series

East Alton, IL (September 21, 2022) — Winchester is launching its “Introduction to Ammunition-Ammo 101” series, a four-part series that includes custom illustrations and information in the following ammunition categories: rifle, pistol, rimfire and shotshell.
“The basics of ammunition, that is what we want to deliver with the Ammo 101 series,” said Matt Campbell, vice president of sales and marketing. “With millions of people across the United States starting their journey in the shooting sports as new firearm owners, providing easy-to-understand information on ammunition types is one way we can help educate our customers.”
The Ammo 101 series provides a basic overview of shotshell, centerfire rifle, centerfire pistol, and rimfire ammunition, showcasing ammunition construction, components, calibers and common usage.
The Ammo 101 resource is free to download and is especially valuable for the thousands of shooting ranges and instructors nationwide who are introducing new entrants to the shooting sports and hunting. It is available as a free download at
Winchesters.mediaassets.com (click on “Sell Sheets”).
Instructors can incorporate this into their training presentations, use as a handout or have it printed locally. For custom posters, metal signage, or questions on printing and sizing, Winchester does offer a printing resource available through
REPCO Solutions.

About Winchester Ammunition

Winchester is the largest small caliber ammunition enterprise in the world and the leader in delivering innovative ammunition products to hunters, sport shooters, law enforcement and the U.S. Warfighter. The 156-year-old Winchester brand is built on integrity, hard work and a deep focus on its loyal customers. Learn more about Winchester by visiting Winchester.com

Winchester: Committed to Safe, Legal and Responsible Firearm Use

As a global leader in the shooting sports and hunting industry, and a brand of 156 years, Winchester is committed to safe, legal and responsible firearm use. Winchester works with key groups like the National Shooting Sports Foundation on a variety of topics important to our industry, including training and education, and on specific programs such as Gun Owners Care and Project ChildSafe. Winchester will continue to support programs, organizations and individuals who promote hunting and shooting sports activities in a positive and responsible environment. Any use of firearms by youth participants should be done under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian or other responsible adult.

About Gun Owners Care

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

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RAFAEL UK IS PARTICIPATING IN DVD 2022

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RAFAEL UK IS PARTICIPATING IN DVD 2022

September 21-23: RAFAEL UK is presenting a portfolio of life saving defense systems and technologies at DVD 2022. With a pedigree of over 70 years in delivering state-of-the-art, combat proven systems to customers around the world, RAFAEL’s solutions rely on cutting edge technological innovations that have prevailed in the most complex battlefields.

RAFAEL UK’s showcase will feature the TROPHY APS, the world’s only active protective system that has saved lives on the battle field. The TROPHY APS was chosen by the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) as the solution for its Challenger-3 MBT. The showcase will also feature air defense solutions like the DRONE DOME Counter UAS, already used by the UK MoD. Additionally, the MIC4AD Command and Control Air Defense deployed in the GBAD program by the British Armed Forces will be displayed, as well as the SKY SPOTTER — the only deployed passive EO solution for early warning against incoming ballistic threats will be displayed.
These systems amongst other technologies featured will provide an up-close look at RAFAEL UK’s portfolio of combat-proven systems that can bolster the defense of British assets around the world.

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Team Winchester Members Vizzi, Wallace and Rhode Excel at Shotgun Championships

Team Winchester Members Vizzi, Wallace and Rhode Excel at Shotgun Championships

EAST ALTON, IL (September 21, 2022) — Team Winchester continued its strong shooting performances during the recent 2022 Shotgun National Championships held at Hillsdale College.

This 10-day event consisted of many of the world’s top ISSF clay target competitors, with all eyes on the coveted National Champion title, as well as earning points toward a spot on the 2022 World Championship team. The World Championship team is determined based on scores from the National Championship as well as the Spring Selection Match held earlier this year in Tucson.

At the conclusion to the Nationals Event, Dania Vizzi placed second in Women’s Skeet, breaking 239 of 250 targets. Vizzi also earned one of three spots to represent the U.S. in the Women’s Skeet World Championship. Teammate and six-time Olympic medalist Kim Rhode finished in third place, winning a bronze medal with a score of 236.

Jake Wallace narrowly missed the podium for Men’s Trap but did successfully obtain enough points to qualify for the U.S. Men’s Trap World Championship team thanks to his strong performance at the Spring Selection Match.

Congratulations to all who participated in this shoot and good luck to those on Team USA who will compete at the 2022 Shotgun World Championship in Croatia on September 19-October 12, 2022.

About Winchester Ammunition

Winchester is the largest small caliber ammunition enterprise in the world and the leader in delivering innovative ammunition products to hunters, sport shooters, law enforcement and the U.S. Warfighter. The 156-year-old Winchester brand is built on integrity, hard work and a deep focus on its loyal customers. Learn more about Winchester by visiting Winchester.com or connecting with us on Facebook at Facebook.com/WinchesterOfficial.

Winchester: Committed to Safe, Legal and Responsible Firearm Use

As a global leader in the shooting sports and hunting industry, and a brand of 156 years, Winchester is committed to safe, legal and responsible firearm use. Winchester works with key groups like the National Shooting Sports Foundation on a variety of topics important to our industry, including training and education, and on specific programs such as Gun Owners Care and Project ChildSafe. Winchester will continue to support programs, organizations and individuals who promote hunting and shooting sports activities in a positive and responsible environment. Any use of firearms by youth participants should be done under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian or other responsible adult.

About Gun Owners Care

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

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C&H Precision is the Mounting Plate of choice for the FBI

C&H Precision is the Mounting Plate of choice for the FBI

Richmond Hill, GA (September 20, 2022) – C&H Precision Weapons – a leader in the industry of mounting pistol optics – has a storied history of use in the hands of many DoD and agency hands. The FBI has used C&H as their optics mounting plate for many years. These mounting plates can accommodate an entirely different optic footprint by taking the older pistol slides and upgrading them. This begs the question,” is it good enough for me, a consumer?”

Many individuals know that the military often contracts with the lowest bidder. Mil-Spec is usually a nice way of saying “cheap,” but not many corners are cut regarding internal and external law enforcement agencies. C&H Precision is used by many of the nation’s elite law enforcement agencies. One of the largest federal law enforcement agencies is the FBI.

The Bureau’s needs are broad. There are many considerations when it comes to pistols and optics mounts. Not only do the mounts need to meet the Bureau requirements, but they also need to meet the needs of an individual user. Anyone who carries in the field must be comfortable with the optic and mounting on their pistol. Because of the diverse environments, optics and mounting plates must be incredibly rugged and durable. This goes far beyond the nomenclature of “mil-spec.” The FBI isn’t restricted to budget like the military, so quality takes precedence over cost.

Looking more closely into C&H Precision Weapons, it’s easy to see that the same standard of excellence necessary for FBI use is found in all consumer products. Because there is no differentiation between Bureau use, each mounting plate is built to the same standard. So, the question remains: if CHPW is good enough for the FBI, is it good for me? At this point, that’s a no-brainer. As C&H is the industry standard, it’s easy to rely comfortably on the proven and effective mounting options from C&H Precision Weapons.

Options on firearm platforms and optics can be reviewed at: https://chpws.com/product-category/slide-milling/

C&H Precision Weapons (CHPWS) is a family owned and operated small business, serving the shooting community from our shop located in Richmond Hill, Georgia. We specialize in hand-crafted precision rifles, custom 1911’s, pistol slide upgrades and the design and manufacturing of special projects within the firearms industry. All work is performed in-house by real gun builders, real engineers and professional shooters.

For more information, please visit: https://chpws.com/

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Titanium Innovation: A True Multi-Tool for Everyday Use

Titanium Innovation: A True Multi-Tool for Everyday Use

Fort Worth, Texas (September 20, 2022) – Innovation comes in many forms. New metals and finishes are constantly being produced and upgraded. However, one finish tends to stand apart because of its durability. Titanium has long been seen as a wonder metal. It’s hard to break. It’s natural to want to carry a nicely finished tool, and titanium makes that happen. Even when utilized as a finishing material, the durability of the finish is far better when employing titanium. One tool that is hard to maintain a handsome finish is a multi-tool.

True Knives unveils the Ti Pocket Muti-Tool. This is a heady-duty all-in-one toolkit. Inside is housed a 70mm fine edge sheepsfoot blade, a pair of spring-loaded pliers and wire cutters. As with any other multi-tool, the standard loadouts are there. Knife, pliers, screwdriver, saw, awl and a bottle opener is standard. This tool is small in stature and works just as well as larger counterparts while still leaving items easy to access with a significantly reduced weight. The blade and tools are finished in 2Cr13 Titanium Nitride stainless steel and utilize a lock-back design. Anodized aluminum is used for the handle and scales while still retaining a black oxide-coated thumb stub and screws.

Overall, size and weight make this tool a priority for when ounces matter. At .37 lbs and measuring 4.13” L x 1.42” W x 0.79 H, the Ti Packet Multi-Tool remains a looker and is useful when no other tool will do. Grab one today and add this essential item to your gear. Not only will the Titanium Nitride finish surpass many expectations, but the weight and balance will also surprise the skeptics.  

Design features:

  • • Blade Shape: 70mm Sheepsfoot
  • • Blade Edge: Fine Edge
  • • Blade Finish: 2cr13 Titanium Nitride
  • • Locking: Lockback

Materials:

  • • Handle / Scales: Anodised Aluminum
  • • Blade & Tools: Titanium nitride coated 2cr13 Stainless Steel
  • • Thumbstud & Screws: Black Oxide coated

Dimensions:

  • 4.13″ (L) X 1.42″ (W) X 0.79″ (H)
  • 103/160mm (H) X 36mm (W) X 20mm (D)

Weight:

  • 0.37 lbs. / 168 grams

SKU:

  • TRU-MTL-0004, TRU-MTL-0004-G

MSRP: $49.99

About TRUE®:

TRUE was born out of the desire to do a lot with a little. Our mission is to create multi-functional tools that fit in your pocket, allowing you to tackle anything without having to quit, disrupt or postpone your daily activities. TRUE is not just a name; it’s what the brand is about. The TRUE mission is to create products that maximize preparedness while minimizing the space a product occupies by eliminating unnecessary bells and whistles. Our goal is to provide a wide range of portable, lightweight products that not only fit in your pocket (or bag or backpack) but also fit in your lifestyle, enabling you to do a lot with a little, no matter where you are. Visit us at: wwwtrue.acgbrands.com

For more information, please visit WWW.TRUEUTILITY.COM

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GA-ASI Opposes New Chinese Agriculture Project in Grand Forks

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GA-ASI OPPOSES NEW CHINESE AGRICULTURE PROJECT IN GRAND FORKS

Proposed Corn Mill Presents Opportunities for Sophisticated Military-Related Espionage


SAN DIEGO – 20 September 2022 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading designer and manufacturer of unmanned aircraft systems for U.S. and allied military forces around the world, firmly opposes a new Chinese agricultural investment near Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., and calls on the U.S. government to halt the project.

A Chinese agricultural conglomerate plans to develop a large-scale corn milling plant on 370 acres in Grand Forks, just 15 miles from the air base and many established U.S. defense industry operations. Grand Forks welcomes many U.S. defense technology companies, including GA-ASI, which uses local airspace to conduct significant test and evaluation efforts related to unmanned aircraft, radar systems, and other advanced military technologies. The proposed agricultural project represents a major vulnerability for maintaining the necessary secrecy and integrity of classified weapons, communications frequencies, satellite connectivity and many other technologies vital to global security.

“Chinese business efforts are inextricably linked with Chinese government efforts,” said GA-ASI spokesman C. Mark Brinkley. “We can’t ignore the opportunity for sophisticated military espionage to co-locate itself within a Chinese business of such scale and scope. Given the proximity to critical national airspace and sensitive military operations on and around Grand Forks Air Force Base, American leaders should be very, very concerned. I know I am. So, we’ve got to act.”

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States or another similar authority must stop the corn mill project, Brinkley said, in view of the security risks it poses.

The Chinese investment project presents problems for America’s allies too. GA-ASI has operated in the Grand Forks area for more than a decade and grew its Flight Test and Training Center to more than 20 acres beginning in 2018 in order to serve as a home for UAS pilot and maintainer training for all systems deployed worldwide, including in the militaries of international allies. UAS crews from the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force will begin training there later this year, learning to pilot and maintain the UK’s new advanced MQ-9B Protector aircraft, built by GA-ASI.

GA-ASI recognizes that the proposed corn mill would be located on American soil and may be operated by many U.S. citizen employees, but its foreign ownership and control mean there is no simple way to ensure the facility does not someday play host to electronic surveillance or other activities that pose security risks to American and allied unmanned aviation.

“We understand the significant economic opportunities this proposed agricultural project represents for the people of Grand Forks and the state of North Dakota,” Brinkley said. “But no measure of assurances from the company can ever offset the tremendous risk being introduced. The strategic national security value of Grand Forks cannot be overstated, and that’s why we’re asking the U.S. government to act swiftly to protect this asset.”

About GA-ASI

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator® RPA series and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. With more than seven million flight hours, GA-ASI provides long-endurance, mission-capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems required to deliver persistent flight that enables situational awareness and rapid strike. The company also produces a variety of ground control stations and sensor control/image analysis software, offers pilot training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas. For more information, visit www.ga-asi.com

Avenger, Lynx, Predator, SeaGuardian and SkyGuardian are registered trademarks of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

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AeroVironment Secures $20.86 Million in Puma 3 AE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Foreign Military Sales Awards for Allied Nations

AeroVironment Secures $20.86 Million in Puma 3 AE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Foreign Military Sales Awards for Allied Nations

• Portable, rugged Puma 3 All Environment (AE) unmanned aircraft system provides immediate tactical reconnaissance capabilities for land and maritime operations

• Foreign Military Sales program promotes interoperability among U.S. and allied forces for joint operations

• Customers are among the more than 50 allied governments employing AeroVironment’s unmanned aircraft systems

The powerful propulsion system and aerodynamic design of the Puma 3 All Environment (AE) unmanned aircraft system makes it efficient and easy to launch for ISR missions in the most challenging environments. (US Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Audrey Rampton) Disclaimer: The appearance of US Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.


ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 20, 2022 –  AeroVironment, Inc.  (NASDAQ: AVAV) a global leader in intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems , today announced it received two firm-fixed-price US Department of Defense Foreign Military Sales ( FMS) contract awards totaling $20,868,105 to provide Puma™ 3 AE small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS), initial spares packages, training and Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) to two allied nations.

“Deployed for well over a decade, our Puma UAS have continued to be a low-cost, man-portable, easy-to operate UAS for our customers,” said Trace Stevenson, AeroVironment vice president and product line general manager for SUAS. “With each new generation of Puma, optimizations have been made for more robust flight, durability and operational flexibility but its purpose of providing reliable and persistent situational awareness, critical force protection and force multiplication capabilities to our customers remains the same.

“Our allies are continuing to adopt and deploy Puma 3 AE and other AeroVironment systems as they recognize the importance of equipping their frontline forces with lifesaving, force overmatch solutions,” Stevenson added.

AeroVironment’s Puma 3 AE delivers mission critical capabilities in all environments. Puma 3 AE has a wingspan of 9.2 feet (2.8 meters), weighs 15.4 pounds (7 kilograms) and can operate up to 37.2 miles (60 kilometers) with AeroVironment’s Long-Range Tracking Antenna (LRTA). Multi-mission capable, operators can easily swap Puma 3 AE’s payloads quickly, selecting between the Mantis™ i45 and the enhanced night variant, Mantis i45 N. Puma 3 AE is launchable by hand, bungee, rail, or vehicle, and is recoverable by deep-stall landing, providing class-leading capabilities in challenging environments around the world.

About AeroVironment UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SOLUTIONS

AeroVironment’s portfolio of intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems includes small footprint, runway-independent unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). These solutions offer increased, multi-mission capabilities with the option of selecting the appropriate aircraft and payload based on the type of mission to be performed. These capabilities have the potential to provide significant force protection and force multiplication benefits to small tactical units and security personnel, as well as greater safety, scalability and cost savings to commercial operators. AeroVironment provides turnkey intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and support services worldwide to ensure a consistently high level of mission success. AeroVironment’s SUAS comprise the majority of all unmanned aircraft in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) inventory, and its rapidly growing international customer base numbers more than 50 allied governments, including Ukraine. To learn more, visit www.avinc.com.

ABOUT AEROVIRONMENT, INC.

AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) provides technology solutions at the intersection of robotics, sensors, software analytics and connectivity that deliver more actionable intelligence so you can proceed with certainty. Headquartered in Virginia, AeroVironment is a global leader in intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems and serves defense, government and commercial customers. For more information, visit www.avinc.com.

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Bergara Rimfire Rifles: Something for Everyone

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How SIRAS UAV is Built for Your Mission

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WEBINAR – How SIRAS UAV is Built for Your Mission

Drone experts, Kelly Brodbeck & Randall Warnas, introduce SIRAS – the new professional UAV from Teledyne FLIR that’s priced at $9,695. Sign up for the webinar to learn how SIRAS with no geofencing, simplified data security, and dual – visible and thermal – cameras is designed to meet your mission needs with:

  • US-based service and support
  • Spin up in 60 seconds
  • 640 x 512 resolution radiometric thermal
  • Up to 20MP visible resolution with 128x zoom
  • Patented MSX® technology

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OUTDOOR DISCOVERY: Next Generation Technology

Minelab Announces Next-Generation Multi-Frequency Technology

New high-power Multi-IQ+ helps metal-detecting hobbyists and treasure-hunting professionals find and discriminate targets in the ground better and easier than ever

Chicago, IL (September 20, 2022) – Metal detectors used to work on a single frequency. That means one could typically find a limited range of metals at one time. Then, switchable multi-frequency detectors were introduced that allowed detectorists to find multiple types of treasure. The only problem was that treasure hunters needed to know in advance what they were looking for.

Everything changed when Minelab – the world leader in metal detecting technologies – pioneered simultaneous multi-frequency technology. For the first time ever, detectorists could use breakthrough Minelab Multi-IQ Technology in powerful VANQUISH and EQUINOX detectors to find any metal in any soil at any time.

Next-Generation Minelab Technology

Today, Minelab announces its newest-generation Simultaneous Multi-Frequency engine: Multi-IQ+. Building on the successes and capabilities of its original Multi-IQ technology, Multi-IQ+ transmits more power through the coil at an even wider range of operating frequencies. The result? Better and more accurate detection of even more targets in the ground. 

Multi-IQ+ employs completely revamped signal processing to deliver enhanced discrimination, greater target ID resolution and improved target separation. It also gives detectorists a greater ability to fine-tune discrimination and audio signaling to best suit the detecting conditions at hand. What’s more, Multi-IQ+ remains beautifully simple to use, providing a graphical target trace visualization of target responses on a two-dimensional Target ID map. Ultimately, these visual tools give detectorists better information to help them decide when it’s time to dig or time to move on.

Next-generation high-power Multi-IQ+ technology will be available on Minelab’s all-new MANTICORE metal detector, coming to Minelab dealers worldwide next month.

ABOUT MINELAB:

Minelab is an Australian, multi-award-winning business that has successfully scaled world markets to command global leadership in its key areas of operation. Based in Mawson Lakes, South Australia, with regional offices in Cork, Ireland; Dubai, UAE; Monterrey, Mexico; Itajai, Brazil; and Chicago, U.S.A., the company specializes in advanced electronic technologies. Since its origins in 1985, Minelab has been the world leader in providing metal-detecting technologies for gold prospecting, treasure hunting and landmine clearance. Through devotion to research and development and innovative design, Minelab is today the major world manufacturer of handheld metal detector products. Over the past 30 years, Minelab has introduced more innovative and practical technology than any of its competitors and has taken the metal detecting industry to new levels of excellence. Minelab is a Codan Limited company (ASX: “CDA”). To learn more about Minelab, visit minelab.com.

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GSOF Symposium Europe 2022

Two weeks left until the SOF community meets in Budapest
Have you
registered for GSOF Symposium Europe 2022 yet? With senior leaders and top suppliers from across the global Special Operations Forces (SOF) attending the exhibition and two-day symposium, we wanted to make sure you don’t miss out on this key opportunity to learn about the latest technology and future challenges within the industry.

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Why is this a must-attend event?
From arranging meetings with other attendees to learning more about the latest disruptive technology at the new DisTec Forum, GSOF Symposium Europe offers multiple ways in which you can maximise your visit.

MeetMe: New for 2022
MeetMe is an online platform that will enable you to arrange meetings with other attendees and exhibitors ahead of and during the event. Interested? Register now.

Thought-provoking sessions
Don’t miss the opportunity to join international SOF leaders as they share their expertise surrounding
these key topics at the symposium. Click here to view the full agenda.

Exhibitor Drinks Reception
Looking for another reason to start a conversation? Attend the exhibitor drinks reception and raise a toast alongside the entire Special Operations Forces community at the end of day two in the exhibition hall.

DisTec: New for 2022
DisTec will provide an innovative forum to explore disruptive technology solutions re-shaping the future of SOF capabilities. This brand new show-floor theatre will definitely not be something you would want to miss. Find out more
here.


B2B Speed Networking: New for 2022
This
session is designed to offer organisations the opportunity to foster new business partnerships through short and professionally-matched meetings.
Note: Takes place on 4 October | 15:00-17:00???

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If you have any questions, please contact the team on gsof@clarionevents.com

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GA-ASI to Open New Secure Advanced Manufacturing Facility in 2023

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GA-ASI TO OPEN NEW SECURE ADVANCED MANUFACTURING FACILTY IN 2023

Secure Facility in Poway Will House Advanced Development and Manufacturing of Cutting-Edge UAS 

SAN DIEGO – 20 September 2022 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has been investing in key technologies for the development of advanced Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) throughout its 30-year history. The company has delivered more than 1,000 aircraft that have flown in excess of 7.5 million flight hours, but the company has always had an eye toward the future, through its ongoing commitment to delivering the world’s most capable unmanned systems.

The latest capstone in GA-ASI’s plan is the completion of a new state-of-the-art composite manufacturing facility that is set to launch the next generation of highly reliable autonomous unmanned aircraft.

“As the world leader in unmanned aircraft systems, GA-ASI is charting the new frontier for low-cost, survivable aircraft that are highly effective for the warfighter,” said GA-ASI President David R. Alexander.

The new Secure Advanced Manufacturing (SAM) facility is in the heart of GA-ASI’s 40+ building campus in Poway, Calif. GA-ASI is focusing the talents of its advanced engineering and manufacturing teams into a single location where they will design, build, and integrate the next generation of UAS.

The new site will be used for end-to-end development of advanced UAS needed to win in future conflicts. It will be a self-contained entity, where engineering will be on the floor with manufacturing, along with finance, contracts, and supply chain staff. This new facility will provide a very streamlined and agile manufacturing environment, which carries the company’s integrated product development culture.

“Our new facility will house the full development and creation of GA-ASI’s Digital Product Definition (DPD) strategy,” said Alexander. “Interconnecting the manufacturing, engineering, and business process workspaces in a manner that interweaves product engineering, cost accounting, and part status, which will allow GA-ASI to optimize all aspects of the program’s life cycle.”

This strategy leverages the company’s multi-year investment in digital design tools and the move to a fully digital business process. GA-ASI has built prototype parts using the DPD process that were integrated into Full-Scale Determinant Assemblies. The prototype effort also integrates novel inspection techniques that detect and characterize planned flaws.

The company pressed forward with this building project during the height of Covid, to the great benefit to their equipment suppliers during a time of economic uncertainty. Suppliers were able to meet their delivery dates and install new equipment on time and construction is now expected to be complete by mid-2023. The company committed funding for renovation and the city of Poway and regulatory organizations were very supportive and helped to meet all the project approval milestones, enabling the team to meet the aggressive construction plan.

About GA-ASI

General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator® RPA series and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. With more than seven million flight hours, GA-ASI provides long-endurance, mission-capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems required to deliver persistent flight that enables situational awareness and rapid strike. The company also produces a variety of ground control stations and sensor control/image analysis software, offers pilot training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas. For more information, visit www.ga-asi.com.

Avenger, Lynx, Predator, SeaGuardian and SkyGuardian are registered trademarks of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

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Blackhound Upgrades Website

Blackhound Optics Upgrades Website

Tucson, AZ (Sept 2022) – Blackhound Optics is pleased to announce its new website, featuring increased speed, enhanced appearance and organization, and ease of navigating through products.

“Blackhound Optics has been offering shooters a quality scope and is the only optics manufacturer that provides a complete mounting kit with each purchase since 2018.” – Beth Ingram, Marketing Director. “We are excited to offer a website where people can enjoy shopping and can easily find what they are looking for. At Blackhound Optics, we want each visitor to feel welcomed, be educated, and share their journey to their next range day or hunt with the Blackhound Optics family.”

The website will offer easier-to-read product descriptions that make sense, reticle information that educates customers, and easy-to-find subtension sheets and manuals.

Begin your journey at www.blackhoundoptics.com.

About Blackhound Optics

Blackhound Optics is dedicated to making quality optics that help consumers find their passion in all shooting sports arenas. Backed by a Lifetime Promise – Blackhound Optics is committed to providing users the best quality optics on the market at the highest value possible. Right down to the torque specs, Blackhound Optics is the only optics company in the industry that provides the complete scope package with every scope purchase. Blackhound Optics is committed to helping you Find Your Passion.

Our Promise

Our loyalty to you is important, which is why we back all Blackhound Optics with a lifetime warranty that is simple to use. If your scope breaks or does not perform, we will make it right. Simply send us the optic, we will assess if it is repairable, and if not, we will replace it with a new one. It is that easy. Life is complicated, optics should not be, and neither should using a warranty. The Blackhound Optics Lifetime warranty cannot be used on refurbished or previously owned products. We offer a 30-day no questions asked warranty on all refurbed or previously owned products.

The Blackhound Difference

  • Unrivaled customer service response time + fully-documented quality assurance protocols.
  • Testing. Testing. More Testing.
  • From pre-production virtual modeling to rigorous, ongoing impact, climate and function evaluation throughout each production cycle – Blackhound Optics is dedicated to providing factory-direct accuracy – on demand.
  • A Business Founded On Consumer Value
  • Before producing a single Blackhound Optics rifle scope, we engineered our business to deliver optimal value to shooters to deliver value with every shipment.

Visit www.BlackhoundOptics.com


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The Evolution of the SIG SAUER MCX: Introducing the MCX-SPEAR-LT


The Evolution of the SIG SAUER MCX: Introducing the MCX-SPEAR-LT

NEWINGTON, N.H., (September 19, 2022) – SIG SAUER is pleased to announce the evolution of the most advanced and tested rifle platform in the world with the introduction of the MCX-SPEAR-LT.  Built off the foundation of the MCX Virtus the third generation of the MCX combines all the extensive testing, continued product development, and customer/special operations feedback to become the MCX-SPEAR-LT. 

“The first generation of the MCX platform was designed to be an AR-15 style platform with added modularity.  The second generation of the MCX, the MCX Virtus, was purpose-built for rugged durability and brought unprecedented modularity.  Now comes the MCX-SPEAR-LT, which incorporates the best of both generations and is the culmination of the latest research, development, and innovation in the MCX platform,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc.  “The lightened handguard has the expected rigidity and durability of the MCX, the lower is a familiar SDI, M400-style lower and ambi-bolt catch and release that is designed to fit the legacy VIRTUS uppers for more versatility.  The MCX-SPEAR-LT will accept AR-15 style triggers, in addition to the legacy triggers for even more flexibility in the MCX platform.  With the MCX-SPEAR_LT also comes the long-awaited addition of the 7.62×39 caliber to the MCX family bringing even more modularity to a platform that simply can’t be matched.  The evolution continues and the MCX-SPEAR-LT has raised the bar for modular weapons technology.”

The MCX-SPEAR-LT rifle is an aluminum frame rifle with a gas piston operating system featuring a lightweight ergonomic handguard, push-button folding stock with cheek-rest, and a cold hammer forged carbon steel barrel available in 9-inch (300BLK), 11.5-inch (7.62×39 & 5.56), and 16-inch (7.62×39 & 5.56) lengths.  The rifle offers fully ambidextrous controls including bolt catch and release, a SIG QD suppressor-ready flash hider optimized for SIG SAUER QD suppressors, a SIG flatblade match trigger, comes optics ready and can be easily paired with a SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO8 or TANGO6T, and is finished in a Coyote Anodized finish.  The MCX-SPEAR-LT is available is 300BLK, 556 NATO, 762×39 calibers.

MCX-SPEAR-LT Specs*:

  • Caliber: 300BLK
  • Barrel Length: 9 inch
  • Caliber: 556 NATO
  • Barrel Length: 11.5 inch
  • Caliber: 762×39
  • Barrel Length: 11.5 inch
  • Caliber: 556 NATO
  • Barrel Length: 16 inch
  • Caliber: 762×39
  • Barrel Length: 16 inch

*For additional specs including weight, overall length, width, and height by model visit the product page at sigsauer.com.

The MCX-SPEAR-LT is now shipping and available at retailers.  To learn more about the MCX-SPEAR-LT or watch the product video visit sigsauer.com.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, suppressors, airguns, and training.  For over 250 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision.  Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters and responsible citizens.  Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of tactical training and elite firearms instruction at the SIG SAUER Academy.  Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER has over 2,900 employees across eleven locations.  For more information abo ut the company and product line visit: sigsauer.com.


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Galco’s Corvus Belt/IWB Holster for SIG-Sauer P365XL and Spectre Comp!

Galco Holsters

Galco’s Corvus Belt/IWB Holster

for SIG-Sauer P365XL and Spectre Comp!

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September 2022

Now available for the SIG-Sauer P365XL and Spectre Comp!
Constructed of Kydex, the
Corvus™ quickly and easily converts from a belt holster to an inside-the-waistband design.
With an open top for fast draw, adjustment for cant and ride height (varies by pistol size), virtually maintenance-free construction, and comfortable forward molding, the highly versatile Corvus is a superior holster choice for defensive carry. Packaged set up for belt carry, the Corvus is swiftly and easily convertible to a highly concealable IWB holster.
The Corvus comes complete with belt slots in both 1 ½” and 1 ¾” widths, as well as straps for conversion to inside the waistband carry. The modern layout is designed to accommodate most carry-style optical sights, while the deep sight rail accommodates most suppressor-height sights.
With the Corvus, the serious gun carrier gets two fast, concealable holsters in one.
See all of Galco’s
Belt Holsters!

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Dealer inquiries:
800-874-2526 
dealersales@galcoholsters.com

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

Galco International, 2019 W Quail Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85027

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Introducing the new Ultraleggero

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GA-ASI Flies Completely Autonomous UAS Flight Using Avenger MQ-20A

GA-ASI Flies Completely Autonomous UAS Flight Using Avenger MQ-20A |  General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.

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GA-ASI FLIES COMPLETELY AUTONOMOUS UAS FLIGHT USING AVENGER® MQ-20A

Live Fused Tracks for Lockheed Martin Embedded IRST Dynamically Updated Flight Path


SAN DIEGO – 19 September 2022 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) used a company-owned Avenger® MQ-20A Unmanned Aircraft System to fly a military aircraft using an Artificially Intelligent (AI) pilot deployed on an operationally relevant, Open Mission Systems (OMS) software stack on Sept. 12, 2022.

The Avenger’s completely autonomous flight used an AI pilot for close to 30 minutes as a part of a cooperating live, virtual, and constructive UAS swarm. The flight was performed as part of GA-ASI’s ongoing commitment and investment into the development of advanced autonomy of AI and Machine Learning (ML) for UAS.

The flight made use of GA-ASI’s novel Reinforcement Learning (RL) architecture to develop and validate an RL agent in an operationally relevant environment. RL agents provide a new and innovative tool for next-generation military platforms to make decisions under dynamic and uncertain real-world conditions. The team flew “chase and avoid behavior” where real-time updates were made to the flight path in order to avoid adversaries using live fused tracks. Live tracks were provided to the system using the Infrared Search and Track (IRST) sensor network that was supplied by Lockheed Martin.

“The flight was a tremendous success and demonstrated a number of groundbreaking capabilities in the race to operationalize autonomy for Collaborative Combat Aircraft (CCA),” said GA-ASI Senior Director of Advanced Programs Michael Atwood. “It’s exciting to see how AI can be used to advance how and where we fly unmanned systems as the complexity of the battlespace increases. Our ‘chase and avoid’ agent’s ability to dynamically update the flight path as threats were identified is the first step towards building an ecosystem of collaborative autonomous combat aircraft.”

TacIRST™ is a new class of multifunction, embeddable sensor system with an open architecture. It was developed by Lockheed Martin to provide a range of capabilities for both crewed and uncrewed aircraft. “We anticipated the need for passive, long-range threat detection by autonomous aircraft and are proud to see this capability integrated successfully on the Avenger,” said Terry Hoehn, Director of Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Threat Warning Systems. “We look forward to further collaboration and testing with GA-ASI.”

The team used a government-furnished CODE autonomy engine and the government-standard OMS messaging protocol to enable communication between the RL agent and the Tactical IRST. By utilizing government standards, such as CODE and OMS, rapid integration of autonomy for collaborative combat aircraft becomes possible.

General Dynamics Mission Systems also supplied key technologies to the flight. The mission computer used to host the OMS software is part of the Digital Backbone Node (DBN) family of systems from General Dynamics Mission Systems. The DBN architecture enables rapid and secure deployment of evolving capabilities needed for CCA through application of the latest government open architectures, high-performance computing, advanced cooling, and a high-speed backplane with multi-level security to maximize battlefield collaboration between platforms.

This flight was another in an ongoing series of autonomous flights performed by GA-ASI using internal research and development funding to prove out important AI/ML concepts for advanced UAS.

About GA-ASI

General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator® RPA series and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. With more than seven million flight hours, GA-ASI provides long-endurance, mission-capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems required to deliver persistent flight that enables situational awareness and rapid strike. The company also produces a variety of ground control stations and sensor control/image analysis software, offers pilot training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas. For more information, visit www.ga-asi.com.

Avenger, Lynx, Predator, SeaGuardian and SkyGuardian are registered trademarks of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

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"VIP Movement Notification – Columbia, SC" – FAASafety.gov

VIP Movement Notification – Columbia, SC
Notice Number: NOTC2612

September 20, 2022
Columbia, SC
3 NMR – 2,999 FT AGL      
Specific instructions and restrictions are available at http://tfr.faa.gov once the NOTAM has been issued.
*Depicted TFR data may not be a complete listing. Pilots should not use the information on this website for flight planning purposes. For the latest information, call your local Flight Service Station at 1-800-WX-BRIEF.

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ONE KNIFE FOR A TWO-WHEEL PASSION

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Streamlight Introduces Dualie 3AA Color-Rite Light


STREAMLIGHT® INTRODUCES DUALIE® 3AA COLOR-RITE LIGHT

Dual Beam LED Flashlight is Intrinsically Safe; Also Provides True Color Recognition

EAGLEVILLE, PA, September 16, 2022 – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting tools, introduced the Dualie® 3AA Color-Rite®, an intrinsically safe, high-performance LED flashlight that provides the option of bright, white light or high CRI light with Streamlight’s Color-Rite Technology® for true color recognition in industrial, automotive and other applications. The compact, hand-held light, which is powered by easily sourced AA batteries, is safety-rated for use in Division 1 environments faced by many professionals; it is also ATEX and IECEx-certified for use in Zone 0 locations and InMetro approved.

The dual beam light includes a high-power white LED for bright area illumination and a High Color Rendering Index (90 CRI) LED with Streamlight’s proprietary Color-Rite Technology to better see the color spectrum. It offers three output modes: a spot beam for distance illumination, a soft, wide flood beam to illuminate work areas and to aid in true color recognition, and a combined spot and flood beam.

“The Dualie 3AA Color-Rite provides the option of bright white light for illuminating large areas, or a high CRI beam that is ideal for auto detailing and painting, differentiating colored wires, spotting finish imperfections or other tasks that require exacting attention to detail,” said Streamlight Chief Revenue Officer Michael F. Dineen. “With the Dualie 3AA Color-Rite, users have two lights in one.”

The new light’s spot beam provides 225 lumens and 8,000 candela over a 179-meter beam distance, while the flood beam delivers 175 lumens, 380 candela, and a 39-meter beam distance. The combined spot and flood beams offer 320 lumens, 7,000 candela and a 167-meter beam distance. The light includes separate dual head switches for easy user activation of either function. The two beams can be activated simultaneously by depressing both switches.

Run times for the Dualie 3AA Color-Rite are 8 hours in spot mode, 8.5 hours in flood mode and 5 hours when the beams are combined. The light is powered by three AA size alkaline or lithium batteries.

The lightweight Dualie 3AA Color-Rite is constructed from an engineered polymer resin that is impact- and chemical-resistant and features an unbreakable polycarbonate lens with a scratch-resistant coating. It offers a superior, slip-resistant grip texture that is both comfortable and easy to use with gloves. Its rugged, integrated, snag-free clip conforms to the body of the light and grabs easily onto shirts, pockets and other gear for hands-free use.

The Dualie 3AA Color-Rite weighs 6.6 oz. and measures 7.00 inches in length. The light is IP67-rated for dust-tight and waterproof operation to 1 meter for 30 minutes. It is available in high visibility yellow, while the ATEX/IECEx and InMetro models are available in international safety orange.

Dualie® 3AA Color-Rite® models range in MSRP from $75.00 -$95.00 and come with Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.



About Streamlight

Based in Eagleville, PA, Streamlight, Inc. has more than 45 years of experience making tough, durable, long-lasting flashlights designed to serve the specialized needs of professionals and consumers alike. Since 1973, the company has designed, manufactured and marketed high-performance flashlights, and today offers a broad array of lights, lanterns, weapon light/laser sighting devices, and scene lighting solutions for professional law enforcement, military, firefighting, industrial, automotive, and outdoor applications. Streamlight is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company. For additional information, please call 800-523-7488, visit streamlight.com

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Agenda Highlight: Plenary Session | 2022 Undersea Warfare Fall Conference

2022 Undersea Warfare Fall Conference

Join more than 700 key industry and government stakeholders at the 2022 Undersea Warfare Fall Conference, scheduled for September 26 – 28, 2022 in Groton, CT.

This event is open to U.S. citizens only who possess at a minimum Secret Clearance.  This event is SECRET//NOFORN.

For questions about registration, please email Krystal Heard at kheard@NDIA.org

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Agenda Spotlight I Plenary Session

VADM Bill Houston, Commander, Naval Submarine Forces, Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Commander, Allied Submarine Command, Office of Chief of Naval Operations
VADM Jeff Trussler, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare N2/N6, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations/Director of Naval Intelligence, Naval Intelligence
VADM Johnny Wolfe, Director, Strategic Systems Programs
RADM Jeff Jablon, Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Submarine Force Pacific Fleet
RADM Scott Pappano, Program Executive Office, Strategic Submarines
RADM Doug Perry, Director, Undersea Warfare Division N97, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
RADM Lorin Selby, Chief of Naval Research
RDML Casey Moton, Program Executive Office, Unmanned and Small Combatants
RDML Jon Rucker, Program Executive Officer, Attack Submarines
Jennifer Hailes, Acting Technical Director, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command
Michael McClatchey, Program Executive Office, Undersea Warfare Systems
Ron Vein, Technical Director, Naval Undersea Warfare Center

For the latest agenda, please click here

Security Clearance Information

This event is open to U.S. citizens only who possess at a minimum Secret Clearance. The event is SECRET/ NOFORN. Attendees must be affiliated with U.S. companies, and submit their paperwork by Wednesday, September 21.  Visit the event website for additional information on how to submit your clearance.

COVID-19 Information

The Undersea Warfare planning team is monitoring the COVID-19 situation as the health of our event participants, members, and partners remains our top priority. We are committed to following the guidelines and precautions as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the hotel venue. Attendees should adhere to the following at the conference:

PROOF OF VACCINATION: All attendees will be required to provide either proof of vaccination, proof of negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior at badge pick-up, or a DD3150 form to get onto the base.  NDIA will only allow the following tests that are administered by a medical professional: Rapid Antigen, Rapid PCR, and Regular PCR tests. Proof of antibodies or self-administered/at-home tests will not be accepted. COVID testing is the financial responsibility of the attendee.
WAIVER: All registrants are required to sign the COVID-19 waiver during the online registration process. Attendees may disclose their vaccination status at the time of signing.

More information about the event will follow, so please continue to visit the event website for updates.

Dates

Dates

September 26 – 28, 2022

Location

Location
U.S. Naval Submarine Base New London
1 Crystal Lake Rd
Groton, CT 06340

Contact

Contact
Meredith Mangas
Associate Director, Meetings
(703) 247-9467
mmangas@ndia.org

National Defense Industrial Association
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201

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New Episode! The Truth About Kabul with Tyler Vargas-Andrews

S1E8: The Truth About Kabul with Tyler Vargas-Andrews

Tyler Vargas-Andrews is a man with an iron will and a heart of gold on an incredible journey. Tyler was critically wounded in a suicide bombing at the Kabul, Afghanistan airport (Hamid Karzai International Airport) on August 26, 2021 where over 200 people and 13 fellow U.S. service members tragically lost their lives. A year later, he shares untold stories of that gruesome, yet beautiful day.

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Bridging gaps within our industry one conversation at a time. The Bridge is not a show about firearms, training, or the military as some might expect. It’s about people; connecting with others, sharing experiences, exchanging perspectives, and healing together through vulnerable conversations about difficult topics. We hope to help and heal others as we do so for ourselves by airing these conversations for all to hear. Thanks for listening! We hope you enjoy the show.

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