Advantage Tactical’s Dark Diamond Night Sight Now Available for CZ 75 and S&W M&P Pistols

Santa Fe, NM (February 2017)Advantage Tactical Sights, a maker of innovative, accurate sights that allow rapid target acquisition, announces its revolutionary Dark Diamond Night Sight (ATS-DD) now available for two more pistol models; the CZ 75 in 9mm and .40 cal. and the S&W M&P Shield models (except for CORE).

Advantage Tactical CZ 75 Dark Diamond Night Sight

The ATS-DD was the first iron sight that enabled an individual to make an accurate shot, in total darkness, at distance, using only a glowing front sight and without being able to see the rear sight.

The Firefly front sight inserts incorporate the latest technology to produce a glow in the dark luminesce that will last many hours after only one minute of exposure to a light source. The Firefly front sight insert lasts for decades and never wears out.

Advantage Tactical S&W M&P Dark Diamond Night Sight

The CZ 75 ATDDS sight fits all 9mm and .40 cal pistols (may not work with .45). The sight kit includes front and rear sight bases; 2 Dark Diamond Fireflies (coral and lime-yellow come standard) and .029″ of elevation shim, and all appropriate hex keys. The new Aqua and Green Fireflies are also available as an upgrade option.

The S&W M&P ATDDS sight fits all M&P models, including the Shield, with the exception of the CORE. The sight kit includes front and rear sight bases; 2 Dark Diamond Fireflies (coral and lime-yellow come standard), .044″ of elevation shim, and all appropriate hex keys. The new Aqua and Green Fireflies are also available as an upgrade option.

Both the CZ 75 and the S&W M&P Dark Diamond sights are available on their website store.  Prices start from $98.49 for a complete sight set.

“The Dark Diamond Sight is the most front sight oriented sight system in the industry.  The ATS-DD is extremely fast and precise”, says Richard Nasef, president of WrenTech Industries, LLC, the manufacturers of the Advantage Tactical Dark Diamond sights. 

Here’s how it works:

Simply align the front and rear sights in daylight or darkness and when you see a diamond shape you know you’re aligned. The tip of the diamond is where your shot will go.

1) Rear sight 2) Front Sight 3) Front and Rear Sight Aligned in Daylight 4) Front and Rear Sight Aligned in Darkness.

The new sights are available on Advantage Tactical Sight’s website store.

For more information on Advantage Tactical Sights, visit www.advantagetactical.com

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GEMTECH’s LUNAR-45 Modular Suppressor

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For 2017 the folks at GEMTECH introduced what I think will be hit in the suppressor space. The company introduced a modular pistol caliber suppressor, the Lunar-45. In order to be effective, suppressors need to have a large internal volume and an effective mechanism for creating turbulence and slowing propellant gases. GEMTECH’s Lunar-45 achieves that by employing a titanium blast baffle and a modular design that allows increasing or reducing its length – removing the module reduces the suppressor’s length from 8.5 inches to 6.9 inches for a more compact form factor.

The Lunar-45 is also compatible with the following calibers (long) 9mm, 40S&W, 10mm and 300BLK (subsonic) and it’s full auto rated.

Availability is still a bit of a moving target, but Q1 to Q2 2017 was bantered around at an M.S.R.P. of $799

  • Caliber: 45ACP
  • Sound Reduction: 30-34 dB
  • Diameter: ”1.375″
  • Length: 8.5″ Long, 6.9″ Short
  • Weight In Units: 11.3oz Long, 10.1oz Short
  • Mount: All GM-45 suppressors are shipped with a .578-28 standard piston
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Full Auto Rated: Yes
  • Finish: Matte Black Cerakote with Reduced Visual-IR Signature
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Nikon Black Force 1000 Precision Rifle Scope

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For 2017, Nikon introduced a high performance magnified optics line which they brand as the Black series. The model pictured above is their 1-4 x 24 mm  optic. This scope features a 30mm tube finished in a very nice “tactical” matte black.

I was extremely impressed with the optical clarity and color rendition of this moderately priced optic. The Black Force 1000 ships with Nikon’s SPEEDFORCE reticle. This is an MOA reticle matching the elevation and wind turrets click value. The reticle is in the second focal plane and illuminated with 10 intensity settings and powers down after 1 hour of non-operation.

Nikon's SPEEDFORCE Reticle

 

At an M.S.R.P. of $399.95, and an even better street price, this may very well be the optic to help you get that 3 Gun rifle up and running. The Black Force 1000 is  currently not available, but if memory serves me look for it around the April – June time frame . It merits a full review and as soon as it’s available we’ll try to schedule one for you. As it stands right now, it gets a thumbs up from me.

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Adaptive Tactical Releases its ‘Less Lethal Orange’ EX Performance Forend and Adjustable Stock for the Remington 870

Nampa, Idaho (February 2017) – Adaptive Tactical, LLC, manufacturers of innovative firearm stocks and accessories, has released its new ‘Less Lethal Orange’ EX Performance Forend and Adjustable Stock for the Remington 870. The highly visible bright orange easily marks the shotgun for use in ‘Less Lethal’ Law Enforcement applications.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

“Law enforcement professionals have an important job to do in keeping us all safe and at Adaptive Tactical we’ve tried to do our part by offering our ‘Less Lethal Orange’ EX Performance Forend and Adjustable stock. It’s a significant improvement over the standard Remington 870 furniture and creates a more ergonomic, customizable and tactical shotgun that’s easy to identify as loaded with less lethal rounds,” said Gary Cauble, Director of Sales and Marketing for Adaptive Tactical.

Optimized for law enforcement and tactical operations the stock and forend comes with a number of advanced design features. The forend features a two-inch Picatinny rail hidden under the nose cap. Once uncovered, it allows for the attaching of tactical accessories like lasers and lights. The stock and forend are made from high-impact, polymer construction and the stock has an oversized extra strength adjustment pin making it reliable and tough as nails. In addition to being tough, the adjustable stock has excellent ergonomics and comes with a pistol grip and includes an easy-to-reach rapid adjust lever for custom length-of-pull. The stock also includes an integrated QD swivel attachment and a molded-in non-rust standard sling swivel attachment for secure mounting to various sling systems. The stock has a nonslip vented rubber recoil pad which allows for maximum recoil absorption.

 
Features:
  • Designed for easy installation
  • Accessory rail concealed under forend nose cap
  • M4-style stock with pistol grip and adjustable length-of-pull
  • Integrated sling attachment points
  • Stock and Forend are molded in ‘less-lethal orange color’
  • Constructed of high impact polymer
  • Compatible with Remington 870 12-gauge pump shotguns
  • MSRP:  $129.99

Volume agency pricing available. For information please call 208-442-8000 or emailsales@adaptivetactical.com. T&E samples also available with formal request.

For more information on Adaptive Tactical, visit http://www.adaptivetactical.com or “Like” us on Facebook and “Follow” us on Instagram. For more information on Adaptive Graphx or StōnCamo, visit http://www.adaptivegraphx.com and http://www.stoncamo.com.

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Happy Presidents Day To All Of Our Readers!

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“Speak Softly And Carry A Big Stick”

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A Little Monday Morning Frivolity: Hitler’s Reaction to Gen4 Glock, the 45. ACP, and Americans

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Federal Premium Ammunition Introduces 22 Long Rifle Range & Field Bulk Packs

 

Federal 22 Long Rifle  Range & Field Bulk PacksANOKA, Minnesota – February 17, 2017 – Federal Premium Ammunition is pleased to announce new Federal 22 Long Rifle Range & Field loads. The 275-round bulk packs offer convenience and economy while yielding improved accuracy for target and hunting applications. Shipments of both of these new products are being delivered to dealers.
The range load features a consistent 40-grain lead round nose bullet that’s perfect for targets, while the field round offers an accurate 38-grain copper-plated hollow point suited for small game and varmints.
Federal 22 Long Rifle Range & Field rounds provide nearly identical ballistics, reducing or eliminating the need to adjust sights when shifting between loads. Improved manufacturing processes have also enhanced the accuracy of both rounds.
Features & Benefits
• 40-grain lead round nose ideal for accurate, high-performance range shooting
• 38-grain copper-plated hollow point great for small game and varmint hunting
• Ballistically matched loads provide similar aiming point
• Improved accuracy due to improved manufacturing processes
• 275-round bulk packs
Part No. / Description / MSRP
729 / 22 LR 40-grain lead round nose – 275-count / $20.95
730 / 22 LR 38-grain copper-plated hollow point – 275-count / $22.95
Federal Premium is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Federal Premium, go to
www.federalpremium.com.

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Tactical Augmented Pressure Switch (TAPS) From TNVC

 

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TAPS (Tactical Augmented Pressure Switch) Pro from TNVC and Unity Tactical is a complete one point command and control system for all weapon-mounted electronics.  It provides low profile, user-programmable, dual-device control for lights and lasers.  TAPS Pro allows placement of weapon accessories in optimal location while providing a single point of actuation of the operator’s choosing.  TAPS Pro provides user-programmable features that allow the operator to completely customize how the buttons are going to function.  Standard TAPS has all the same modular mounting features of the Pro model, minus the programmable option.

Introductory pricing is now available!
TAPS Pro
TAPS

 

 

Compatibility List:

Lights:
Surefire M300, M300U, M300V, M600AA, M600AA-DSS, M600U, M600V, M600V-AA, M620, M620V, M720, M952, M952V, P2X-Fury, X200, X300, X300UA, X300UB
Lasers:
ATPIAL-C, CQBL-1, DBAL-A2, DBAL-A3, DBAL-D2, DBAL-I2, DIAL-100, ITAL. LA-5/5C, MAWL-DA, OTAL, AN/PEQ-15, AN/PEQ15a, AN/PEQ-16A, AN/PEQ-16B, AN/PEQ-2A, RAPTOR ES, RAPTOR Lite
Rail Mount:
M1913 Picatinny, KEYMOD, M-LOK
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Larry Vickers With A 1911 Tip: The Press Check

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

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

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A Bunch Of Stuff!

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It’s Friday and time for our weekly shoot the shit. We made it through another week in an environment that’s increasingly more insane, if you’ve been keeping up with the news. If Democrats keep their Congressional seats in 2018 it will be a miracle, but no politics this week.

This week, I took the liberty to tweet Jaguar and Volvo to express my dissatisfaction with their television ads. They’re asking you to spend $60K –$70K for their higher end vehicles and doing so by having two jackasses driving down the road “…I own the East and West, the North and South…” WTF? Then, joy boy is running through the gears in his Jaguar. These guys are doing nothing but making a speed run to Micky’s West Hollywood. Please, produce an ad that tells me about your product!

If that’s not enough, Senokot’s commercial is a real doozy! If you haven’t seen it, here’s the scene.

Husband and wife are in the kitchen. The husband notices the Senokot package and says to his wife “Senokot?” She responds telling him that Senokot is a laxative and that sometimes she has constipation.  He responds in a surprised tone “really?” Is he surprised that Senokot is  laxative or that she is constipated? Give me a break people!

Last but not least, we have a media spearheaded by CNN (the domestic side) up in arms that there’s a Russian ELINT ship operating in international waters off our East Coast asking POTUS for a U.S. response.  Please explain the difference between a Russian ship operating in Atlantic international waters or one of our vessels transiting or operating in international waters in the Black Sea? Are these people for real?

Now that I’ve gotten that out of my system I’ll broach the real topic which is setting up your precision rifle.

I get questions from time to time from folks asking for advice on how to improve their rifle’s performance or expressing frustration that they’re not grouping. So this week I’d like to share what I’ve learned over the years.

Unless you can afford to spend $10,000 on a precision rifle and high priced optic you can be assured that Remington, Savage and Ruger produce excellent rifles right off the shelf. The performance issues usually come from things like not having action screws properly torqued, scope mounts misaligned on the receiver top, scope rings not properly torqued and last but certainly not least you the shooter.

We’ve all heard that you need to have the centerline of your optic as close to the bore’s centerline as possible. This is a rule of thumb! Setup your rifle so that it works for your physical characteristics. I’ve seen shooters that need to stretch their necks out like turkeys to get proper eye relief, others scrunch their faces down on the buttstock because they installed low rings or mounts. The most important thing you can do to produce good results is to have a rifle configuration that fits you and allows you to sit comfortably behind the gun. If you are feeling any physical stress or discomfort you’ll never achieve consistent results.  Try it and let me know if you see improvement!

Thanks for visiting with us and have a great weekend. Spend some quality time with you your buds and family it’s time well spent.

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Effective Small Arms Suppression

World Conflict Films posted a video that provides the viewer with a look of what it’s like to be on the receiving end of suppression fire. What was missing is your opponent trying to roll up your flank while your head is down This guys was in dire need of air support. Good video!

Published on Feb 13, 2017

The following video shows a Shia militia fighter of the Iraqi Popular Protection Units (PPU) being accurately engaged by Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq. Several rounds strike the sandbag fortifications near his head. A few rounds even rip through. The militiaman knows that if he exposes his head, it will be removed by hostile fire, so he is only able to ineffectively blind fire back in the general direction of his foe. The incoming suppressive fire doesn’t strike the fighter, yet the man is still rendered useless in the ongoing gun battle.

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HOGUE KNIVES ANNOUNCES FOUR INCH AUTOMATICS

 

Hogue Knives announced the addition of four inch automatic knives to their popular line of American-made folding knives. The new autos are spring-loaded four inch versions of Hogue’s popular EX-01 and EX-04 tactical folding knives.

“We’ve worked hard to create an incredibly reliable automatic knife based on our button lock knife platform,” said Hogue managing partner Jim Bruhns. “Adding four inch blades to our automatic line will satisfy demand from those wanting the same reliable cutting tool but in a larger variety.”

The key to the Hogue auto knife’s reliability and performance, explained Bruhns, has been its proprietary music wire spring, developed specifically for Hogue Knives by famed spring maker Wolff Gunsprings. “We’re delivering an automatic knife that will last for years,” said Bruhns. “It will fire with the same authority on the first or the 10,000th deployment.” Fast blade deployment, a rock-solid lockup, precision engineering and extreme reliability under all conditions are hallmarks of the Hogue auto knife.

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The Hogue Knives EX-A01 auto knife is available with aluminum scales in matte black at an MSRP of $249.95 – $269.95. G-10 scaled versions come in your choice of G-Mascus® Black or G-Mascus Green for $289.95 MSRP. Blade choices include Tanto or Drop Point with black Cerakote™ or tumbled finishes.

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The Hogue EX-A04 sports an ergonomic 3D-contoured aluminum or G-10 handle. Aluminum is available in matte black while G10 arrives in solid black. The blade comes in your choice of a modified Wharncliffe or Upswept-style blade with black Cerakote or tumbled finished options at an MSRP of $249.95 – $289.95.

Hogue Knives are made in the USA by Hogue Inc. and are designed by former Recon Marine Allen Elishewitz. Hogue, Inc. supports local dealers and encourages customers to purchase Hogue products locally. For more information please call Hogue directly at 1-800-438-4747 or visit http://www.hogueknives.com to find a Hogue dealer near you.


 

 

-438-4747 | P.O. BOX 91360, HENDERSON, NV 89009 USA


 

Hogue Automatic Knives are for sale only to legally permitted users.

Call Customer Service for purchase information.

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PROOF Research Achieves AS9100 Aerospace Management Standard Certification

Columbia Falls, Montana – As part of its commitment to quality and to implementing the highest standards in its products, production process, and daily operations, PROOF Research has earned AS9100 certification. This certification-considered the quality-management gold standard in the aerospace industry-is a widely adopted and standardized quality-management system recognized by all major aerospace and defense original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

“The AS9100 standard applies additional and stricter quality requirements for certified companies in their Sales, Design, Purchasing, and Manufacturing departments. At PROOF, our goal is to continually raise the bar in quality and performance across the board, and the AS9100 certification is a key step in reaching that goal,” said CEO Larry Murphy.

AS9100 certification was developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers and the European Association of Aerospace Industries in 1999. Because certified companies adhere to and comply with AS9100 standards, they are considered “preferred suppliers” for aerospace/defense OEMs. Firms with “preferred supplier” status are typically considered more viable and attractive businesses with which to conduct business in the aerospace/defense industry.

To learn more about AS9100 certification, visit standards.sae.org/as9100d.

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GPO, USA INTRODUCES THE GPOTAC 8XI RIFLESCOPE

23db56b5-66ce-4fed-be9d-ced41552d2a5Midlothian, Virginia, February 10, 2017GPO, USA, the industry’s newest premium optics company, introduces the GPOTAC™ 8Xi riflescope. This product is German-designed and engineered to bring extreme features for the benefit of most serious tactical shooters. The GPOTAC™ 8Xi is built on a 34mm machined aircraft aluminum main tube and comes standard with an iControl™ fiber-optic, auto-off, illuminated, and mil-spec horseshoe reticle. It has an 8x zoom factor.

“GPOTAC™ 8Xi is a scope like no other—it’s amazing. It’s packed with optical brilliance and technical features expected from super-premium tactical riflescopes,” says Michael Jensen, owner and CEO of GPO, USA. “We were very careful to make sure every demanded feature available was jammed into this optic. You’ve got to see this scope.”

The GPOTAC™ 8Xi riflescope will initially be offered in a 1–8x24i, with an iControl™ illuminated mil-spec horseshoe reticle properly located in the first focal plane. With their massive locking metallic milrad turrets, GPObright™ high-transmission lens-coating technology coupled with double HD glass objective lenses, fast focus rubberized ocular, and an extra-wide machined aluminum magnification adjustment ring, these scopes have it all. The 34mm tube brings extreme range of adjustment capabilities, well over one hundred inches, and includes an extremely wide-angle field of view sure to please any optical enthusiast. With double illumination technology, the horseshoe center point is fiber-optically driven and has the newest iControl™ auto-off feature that protects against unnecessary battery drainage so users always have illumination when they need it most. The inverted horseshoe uses reliable glass illumination technology.

“When you see this product and compare it to competitor scopes technically, optically, and by price, you’ll see why it will quickly become a leader in its price/class space,” says Jensen.
All GPO products purchased in the USA include the GPO, USA Spectacular Lifetime Warranty. Full details of this warranty can be found at
www.gpo-usa.com.
WE FIGHT—WE SUPPORT—WE CARE. GPO, USA is proud to contribute a portion of all sales proceeds to the following organizations: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, National Rifle Association, Safari Club International, and the American Birding Association. For additional information on these efforts, visit
www.gpo-usa.com or e-mail gpocares@gpo-usa.com

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Sneak Preview: Walther’s New Creed 9mm Pistol

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For 2017 Walther Arms introduced an impressive new 9mm pistol. If you’re familiar with the company’s superb PPX, the Creed is an offspring from that great gene pool but with some of the bells and whistles omitted to deliver an impressive pistol at an M.S.R.P. of $399.

You get a 16+1 pre-cocked hammered fired pistol with a consistent trigger pull and the same superb Walther quality and ergonomics found across the Walther line.

Read my upcoming review this March.

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John Wick: Chapter 2 Movie Guns By Mrgunsngear

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BNTI Arms Warrior Series (AR / AK) 7.62 x 39mm Now Available

The BA Beast Optics Ready Rifle in the Nigerian caliber 7.62 x 39 mm was developed specifically for the Nigerian military and law enforcement markets

Jacksonville, Fla. (February 2017) –BNTI ARMS LLC, in Jacksonville, Florida, is the U.S. headquarters for the manufacture of small arms intended for export to vetted African Armed Forces, Police and Para-Military units. BNTI is pleased to unveil its new BNTI Warrior Series AR/AK 7.62 BA Beast Optics Ready rifle. BNTI’s new rifle combines the versatility and accuracy of the AR platform with the AK’s harder hitting 7.62 round.

“The age old debate AK vs. AR… well, at BNTI ARMS, we say ‘why not have the best of both worlds?’ Our new rifle takes the best of the AR and AK platforms and creates a reliable, accurate rifle that can be easily accessorized and fires a round that hits like a sledgehammer,” said Jim Pledger, President of BNTI ARMS.

The new AR/AK 7.62 BA Beast Optics Ready Rifle’s performance-driven design is engineered for extreme durability and reliability. From the precision-machined MIL-Spec forged lower and upper to the MIL-Spec lower parts kit, the rifle is filled with premium features not found in comparable rifles. BNTI ARMS rifles will deliver the accuracy, reliability and durability expected by militaries and American gun owners.

BNTI Warrior Series AR/AK 7.62 BA Beast Optics Ready Rifle Specifications-

Lower Receiver:

  • Precision machined MIL-Spec forged 7075-T6 lower
  • Receiver hard coat anodized MIL-A-8625, Type III, Class 2 black
  • Heavily beveled & relieved mag well
  • Bullet pictogram safety markings
  • Billet aluminum trigger guard
  • MIL-Spec lower parts kit
  • BCP QD end plate
  • 7075-T6 6-position aluminum buffer tube, hard coat anodized MIL-A-8625, Type III, Class 2 black
  • H2 4.6 oz. carbine buffer
  • MIL-Spec 17-7 steel carbine buffer spring
  • Ergo rubber overmold pistol grip

Upper Receiver:

  • MIL-Spec forged 7075-T6 aluminum alloy M4 upper receiver with M4 feed ramps, hard coat anodized MIL-A-8625, Type III, Class 2 black
  • Magpul MOE polymer M-LOK handguard &MOE M-LOK vertical grip
  • 6061-T6 AXTX “Raptor” billet charging handle
  • 304 stainless steel carbine length gas tube
  • Magpul Pro flip up rear sight

Bolt Carrier Group:

  • US made M16 type case hardened 9310 steel
  • Magnetic particle inspected
  • Extended length centerless ground firing pin
  • MIL-STD 1816 tested for both HPT & MPT

Rear Stock:

  • Magpul ACS-L polymer stock

Accessories:

  • One (1) C Products Defense anti-tilt stainless steel 28-rd. magazine
  • One (1) gun cable lock (US sales only)

Barrel:

  • 16″ 4150 midweight profile barrel, carbine gas length
  • 1:10 twist
  • A2 front sight
  • A2 flash hider

To learn more about BNTI ARMS visit http://www.bntiarms.com/

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IDF Lt. Col. (Ret) Mickey Hartman and the MH1 Weapon Sight

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You would be hard pressed to find a more likeable and gregarious individual than IDF Lt. Col. (Ret) Mickey Hartman; for me, every encounter with Mickey has been a learning experience and he loves to teach. Were I to serve with the man “Professor” would soon be his handle. While at Shot Show 2017, I had an opportunity to spend time with Mickey, the developer of the Hartman MH1 combat sight.

The MH1 is an industry first in numerous ways. First, the MH1 has two power sources, an internal battery rechargeable via a USB port and a backup CR123 which is in the circuit and ready to take up the load should the internal battery fail or is depleted.  Second, the MH1 comes with a band that installs around the handguards and using a wireless connection allows the operator to change reticle brightness and perform other functions. A third feature and one Mickey demonstrated is the MH1’s very near zero parallax. This is achieved by an internal mechanical collimating system that allows adjustment of the distance between the LED and the aspheric lens. The MH1 is also configurable using a laptop or desktop via the sight’s USB port – reticle brightness,  reticle illumination timeout and battery saving options are all configurable. Last but not least, the MH1 has internal accelerometers that detect weapon engagement motions, such as shouldering the weapon, to wake the sight up from a battery saver mode. Other nice features include an integrated QD mount and a housing profile that allows access to the rear mounted controls, even with a magnifier installed.

The MH1 is an impressive sight with more industry firsts than I care to count. The sight was years in development and reflects Mickey Hartman’s 22 years of experience in the IDF. You’ll want to check this sight out…

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EOTech VUDU 1- 6X 24mm Precision Rifle Scope

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At this year’s Shot Show, I finally got the opportunity to take a close look at EOTech’s Vudu 1-6X24mm rifle scope.  EOTech makes the 1-6 x 24 Vudu in 3 models, the SR-1, SR-2 and SR-3; the difference being reticle patterns and click values. The SR-1 is a mil-mil optic wit a 0.2 MRAD click value and the SR-2 and SR-3 are both MOA with a 0.5 MOA click value. I was hoping to see EOTech offer a reticle calibrated for the 300 BLK with hold points for the 220gr subsonic loads but no cigar! The 1-6 magnification is ideal for the 300 BLK load so if we keep our fingers crossed or bug the product manager sufficiently we could see one late 2017, or just in time for a SHOT 2018 announcement.

 

The Vudu is a true 1x optic that keeps the ubiquitous illuminated circle dot at the 1x magnification. There’s only two ways to run this optic and those are 1x for CQC/CQB and 6X for all other shooting.

The glass clarity is excellent as is color rendition. The all important tactile feel for the elevation and wind turrets are also first class.  I couldn’t conduct a box test so I can’t speak to Vudu’s tracking but here I rely on EOTech’s world class experience in the production of combat optics.

At it’s price point of $1399, EOTecch’s Vudu 1-6 x 24 has considerable competition so we’ll need to see how it all shakes out in the market place. However, I will say  that adding one to your AR or 3 gun kit is not a poor decision.

Specifications

Magnification
1-6x

Objective Lens
24mm

Focal Plane
First Focal Plane

Eye Relief
1x: 83-100mm; 6x: 82-100mm

Exit Pupil
1x: 11.4mm; 6x: 4.0mm

Field-Of-View (Degrees)
1x: 19.4 degrees; 6x: 3.2 degrees

Field-Of-View (@100 Yards)
1x: 102.4 ft; 6x: 16.7 ft

Exterior Finish
Flat Black; Type III anodized

Illumination Controls
Push Buttons

Exposed Optical Surface Treatment Lens Coating
Broadband anti-reflection coating

Windage and Elevation Increment Per Click
SR2, SR3 Models: Approx. 0.5 MOA
SR1 Model: Approx. 0.2 MRAD

Total Elevation Adjustment Range About Factory-Defined Zero Reference
± 14.5 min MRAD or ± 50 MOA

Total Windage Adjustment Range About Factory-Defined Zero Reference
± 14.5 min MRAD or ± 50 MOA

Battery Type
CR2032

Auto Power Shut-Off, Typical Time Interval at Which Power Will Shut Down to Preserve Battery Life
Approx. 2 hrs

Battery Life, Typical Time of Use at Middle Brightness Setting at Room Temperature
Approx. 500 hrs

Overall Length
270 mm (10.63 in)

Weight
20.1 oz (570 gr)

Tube Diameter
30mm


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TANDEMKROSS Announces Addition of PRO EARS® Hearing Protection

HOOKSETT, N.H. – TANDEMKROSS, an innovative manufacturer of aftermarket firearms Related imageaccessories, is proud to announce the addition of PRO EARS® hearing protection to their webstore.

PRO EARS® is a manufacturer of world-class hearing protection for the shooting sports, hunting and recreational shooting communities.

PRO EARS® models of electronic hearing protection and amplification muffs feature DLSC™, Dynamic Level Sound Compression, Technology, allowing the wearer to hear every sound even during high volume noise spikes.

Seven models of PRO EARS® hearing protection are now available for sale on TANDEMKROSS.com, adding to the company’s extensive offerings for competitive shooters.

“Not only is Pro Ears recognized as a market leader in hearing protection but they also share our own vision of supporting the competition sports and most importantly, junior shooters,” said TANDEMKROSS Business Development Director Bryan Haaker. “High quality products Made in the USA, and supporters of youth shooters is type of company TANDEMKROSS wants to get behind.”

“We are very proud to support and be a part of the TANDEMKROSS Team. They represent all we love about our industry; passionate shooters and competitors with a great drive to support the shooting industry” said Gary Lemanski, President, Pro Ears, and Altus brands, LLC brand.

Click here to learn more about the PRO EARS® offerings available from TANDEMKROSS.


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JUST IN CASE YOU THOUGHT THE GAME IS NOT RIGGED…

Image result for card up a sleeveWell, we made it through another week and that’s always a good thing. I’m still in mourning over the Super Bowl. In ten minutes I watched the Atlanta Falcons turn a 25 point lead into a 6 point loss. It was like watching a boxer take a swan dive to the mat, but alas this is not the rigged game we’re going to discuss in this week’s shoot the shit topic.

Undoubtedly you are all aware of POTUS’ executive order (EO) placing a 90 day moratorium on the issuance of entry visas for foreign nationals originating from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. It’s consumed the airwaves and cable channels to the point of nausea. The more depressing issue is that the majority of news outlets probably never even read the order before declaring it racist. So we’d like to present you our executive summary.

The President’s executive order calls for:

  1. A 90 moratorium on the issuance of entry visas to foreign nationals origination from 7 countries determined by the FBI and intelligence communities to represent a risk to national security.

  2. Within that 90 day period, it tasks the State Department, DHS and DNS with developing a list of information needed to properly vet individuals seeking visas from the aforementioned 7 countries.

  3. Once a list has been submitted and reviewed by the White House, the EO tasks the Secretary of State to communicate those minimum requirements to the countries impacted by the EO.

  4. Foreign nationals from countries that comply with those requirements will have their visa applications processed. Nationals from countries that do not or can not comply with the requirements will not be able to apply for entry visas.

  5. It also tasks State Department, DHS and DNI to produce reports that address compliance and other administrative issues.

  6. The executive order also addresses the refugee program and places a 120 day moratorium on admitting refuges from the 7 countries designated.

  7. The EO tasks the State Dept., DHS, DNI and the FBI to produce a list of minimum requirements needed to properly vet individuals seeking refugee status from the impacted countries.

  8. The President’s order also authorizes the State Department to expedite the processing of refugee status for individuals that can identify as a persecuted minority religious group. This part of the President’s  EO is not exclusive to Christian groups. It applies to ALL nationals of the designated countries. There’s a total of 73 sects in Islam with Shea and Sunni being majority sects in the Middle East. Those Muslims in minority sects that identify as being persecuted are also eligible for expedited processing. Try being a Zarathustran in Iran!

  9. The EO limits the admissions of refugees to 50,000 for Fiscal Year 2017.

  10. Lastly, the EO tasks the FBI and any other agency partners to expedite the selection and implementation of biometric data collection.

Nothing in this order mentions Christianity, Judaism or Islam. In fact we’ll go as far as to suggest that anyone suggesting that the EO discriminates against Muslims is a functional illiterate, moron or prevaricator. The later being the more likely case.

The State of Washington alleges that many of the high-tech companies are harmed by the travel ban. These are the same companies that pioneered and sell video teleconferencing, online training, and global online purchases. Readers, software developers can write code remotely then using the IP infrastructure push that software into production; they can also test software remotely! So where is the impact Washington State? Folks, we live in a techno-social environment where sexual intercourse is the only thing requiring physical proximity. I’m not an attorney but Washington States’ law suit seems to have no legal basis; and quite frankly,  I’m amazed how  Judge James Robart arrived at his decision. The State of Washington, currently under siege by liberal progressives, initiated a baseless action for the expressed purpose of placing the executive order into the hands of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, a traditionally activist court, to undermine the President’s national security initiatives. You can look forward to this same strategy being used to undermine 2nd Amendment issues or any other cause that does not conform to blind uninformed liberalism. 

In closing, we’d like to leave you with a final thought. Newton’s 1st Law of Motion tells us that mass in motion will remain in motion or mass at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by an unbalancing force. The later best describes our law makers to a T. From our perspective, we are lucky to have a President in the White House who is willing to set protocol aside in order to act as that unbalancing force.

As with all shoot the shits, you are free to make unsupported comments, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone you wish or change the subject altogether. Have a great weekend! Be safe and enjoy some quality time with your buds and family.

Readers desiring to read the EO’s original text see it below…

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Ritter & Stark GmbH Exhibiting the Future of Tactical Rifles at IDEX 2017

Ritter & Stark GmbH will exhibit the SX-1 Modular Tactical Rifle at the 2017 International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi.

Feistritz, Austria (February 2017) – Ritter & Stark GmbH, an Austrian-based firearms design and manufacturing company, will be exhibiting its SX-1 Modular Tactical Rifle (MTR) at IDEX in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 19-23, 2017 in the Austrian Pavilion, No. 07-D18. IDEX is the only international defence event in the Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) region where companies can demonstrate the latest technologies for land, sea and air defence sectors.

The SX-1 MTR is precision perfected. The world’s top firearms engineers and designers have used the latest manufacturing processes and most technologically advanced materials to create the SX-1 MTR, a rifle that can be customized to fit the mission and the user, as well as delivering punishing performance, shot after accurate shot.

The SX-1 MTR long-range precision rifle is an ideal weapon platform for military and law enforcement agencies, as well as serious competitors and shooters. The SX-1 MTR can quickly and easily change calibers between a .308 Win, .300 Win Magnum and a .338 Lapua Magnum. The MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rail is installed directly on the barrel, allowing the user to interchange barrels with pre-set scopes without a loss of zero. The patented caliber conversion system assures that the barrel is precisely positioned in the machined aluminum receiver, allowing for a greater area of contact, resulting in increased stability. The bolt also locks directly into the barrel breech which gives the SX-1 MTR unprecedented accuracy.

Additionally, other features on the SX-1 MTR make it attractive to law enforcement, military operators and serious shooters. The SX-1’s modularity allows the utilization of different aftermarket magazines, triggers and grips.

Ritter & Stark barrels are guaranteed 100 percent accuracy to at least leading in industry 5,000 rounds for .308Win and .338LM and 2,000 rounds for .300WM. Ritter & Stark’s SX-1 MTR’s accuracy is factory proven to be a consistent 0.5 MOA with 3-round groups or better using factory match grade ammunition.

Visit Ritter & Stark at IDEX and see its revolutionary rifle systems at the Austrian Pavilion, No. 07-D18. For sales appointments during the exhibition, please contact Alexander Chikin at +43 664 88 5456 41. For media appointments, contact Laura Burgess at +1 252-288-5805.

SX-1 MTR Specifications:
CALIBER
.308 Win (7.62X51 NATO)
.300 Win Magnum
.338 Lapua Magnum
 
Barrel Length
24.5″ / 623 mm
27.15″ / 690 mm
27.15″ / 690 mm
 
Overall Length
47.3″ / 1202 mm
50.8″ / 1291 mm
50.8″ / 1291 mm
 
Length Folded
37.5″ / 953 mm
41″ / 1041 mm
41″ / 1041 mm
 
Overall Width
3.2″ / 81 mm
3.2″ / 81 mm
3.2″ / 81 mm
 
Width Folded
4″ / 103 mm
4″ / 103 mm
4″ / 103 mm
 
Rifling Grooves
6
6
6
 
Rifling Twist
1:11″ / 280 mm
1:10″ / 254 mm
1:10″ / 254 mm
 
TTL Weight (w/o mag)
12.8 lbs. / 5.9 kg
13.7 lbs. / 6.3 kg
13.7 lbs. / 6.3 kg
 
Ultralight Model Weight
11.25 lbs. / 5.2 kg
11.9 lbs. / 5.5 kg
11.9 lbs. / 5.45kg
 
Magazine Capacity
10 rounds*
5 / 10 rounds
5 / 10 rounds
 
Stock Length Adjustment
2.4″ / 60 mm
2.4″ / 60 mm
2.4″ / 60 mm
 
Optical Interface
MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rail with 12, 20 or 40 MOA forward inclination.
Accessories Interface
Allows MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rails via M-LOK™ or M5 screws. Octagonal cross section enables handguard to accept accessories in 45° steps.
Folding Stock
MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rail to attach a monopod.
For more information about Ritter & Stark, visit www.ritterstark.com 

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BNTI ARMS Announces its .308 BNTI ARMS Battle Rifle

798b37e6-bd02-4f9b-ab9d-5e3293bef3f3Jacksonville, Fla. (February 2017) – BNTI ARMS LLC, in Jacksonville, Florida, is the U.S. headquarters for the manufacture of small arms intended for export to vetted African Armed Forces, Police and Para-Military units. BNTI is pleased to unveil its new .308 BNTI ARMS Battle Rifle.

“Our USA made firearms are of the highest quality and we build each firearm with the knowledge that it needs to be reliable, durable, and accurate as it will be saving lives and defending the freedom and way of life of the countries and people who depend on it,” said Jim Pledger, President of BNTI ARMS.

The new BNTI ARMS .308 Battle Rifle’s performance-driven design is engineered for extreme durability and reliability. From the precision-machined MIL-Spec forged lower and upper to the MIL-Spec lower parts kit, the rifle is filled with premium features not found in comparable rifles. BNTI ARMS rifles will deliver the accuracy, reliability and durability expected by militaries and American gun owners.

BNTI ARMS .308 BATTLE RIFLE Specifications:

  • Precision machined MIL-Spec forged 7075-T6 matched upper/lower receiver set   with integral QD’s
  • Receiver MIL-A-8625, Type III, Class 2 hard coat anodized (Cerakote colors optional)
  • 16.5″ Match Grade 416R stainless steel barrel with 1:10 twist
  • VX308 Flash Hider BCP or Odin Works
  • 13.5″ KMod Rail by Battle Arms Development
  • 90°ambidextrous safety selector
  • CMC flatbow
  • 4.5 lb. trigger
  • Magpul ACS stock
  • Multiple Cerakote options available

Broadcast Journalist, Joy Osiagwu interviewed the BNTI Arms staff at the 2017 SHOT Show. See the video here.

BNTI ARMS Introduction at the 2017 SHOT Show

To learn more about BNTI ARMS visit http://www.bntiarms.com

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GPO, USA INTRODUCES PASSION™ HD BINOCULAR LINE

Midlothian, Va., February 6, 2017 — GPO USA, the industry’s newest premium optics company, introduces the PASSION™ HD binocular portfolio. This product is German designed and engineered, and it combines quality, features, price and value for the benefit of the American hunter. The PASSION™ HD binocular lineup is built on a high-performance and highly durable magnesium frame and includes 42mm and 50mm objective lens models.

“PASSION™ HD hits the core of what most serious hunters are using in the field. It is
incredibly well built, optically breathtaking and will be immediately recognized as a leader in its space,” says Michael Jensen, owner and CEO of GPO, USA. “Feature for feature, spec for spec, this product simply outshines other competitive premium European product lines.”

The PASSION™ HD binocular line will be initially offered in 8×42, 10×42, 8.5×50, 10×50 and 12.5×50 models. With a durable magnesium frame; pop-up locking center-focus diopter; smooth-rotating, aluminum, locking eyecups; and a magnesium micro-bridge that is built ergonomically for maximum hand-holding comfort, these binoculars will meet the needs of everyone looking for a high-performance field optic. Models include a wide angle field of view, PASSIONdrop™ hydrophobic lens coatings, GPObright™ high transmission lens coating technology, extended eye relief, and close focus capabilities that are sure to please the optical enthusiast. Additionally, it comes with a custom molded hard case.

“We packed this product with optical and technical features that far exceed the competitive
rivals, and fought to keep pricing reasonable. Those of us who have suffered thorough
horrible hunting conditions, been in freezing cold or extreme wet hunting environments, will
appreciate a product like this,” says Jensen.

All GPO products purchased in the United States include the GPO, USA “Spectacular Lifetime Warranty.” Full details of this warranty can be found at
www.gpo-usa.com.
WE FIGHT – WE SUPPORT – WE CARE. GPO, USA is proud to contribute a portion of all sales proceeds to the following organizations: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, National Rifle Association, Safari Club International, and the American Birding Association. For additional information on these efforts, visit
www.gpo-usa.com or email gpocares@gpo-usa.com.

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Savage Arms MSR 15 Recon and MSR 15 Patrol Deliver Upgraded Performance as Standard Features

Savage Arms MSR 15

SUFFIELD, Connecticut – February 3, 2017 – Savage Arms recently announced two models of semi-automatic Modern Sporting Rifles to its popular lineup of high-performance firearms. On the AR-15 platform, the new MSR 15 Recon and MSR 15 Patrol are chambered in 223 Wylde, which enhances out-of-the-box accuracy and allows safe, reliable function with both 223 Rem. and 5.56x45mm ammunition. Both rifles redefine the category with the kind of tack-driving precision and seamless performance you’d expect from a Savage. Shipments are currently being delivered to dealers.

Savage’s new MSR 15 Recon comes standard with upgrades serious shooters demand, including a BLACKHAWK! AR Blaze trigger, free-float handguard and upgraded Savage barrel with a 223 Wylde target chamber. Its 5R rifling and a Melonite QPQ finish ensure the most consistent, accurate performance in any conditions, while the Recon’s custom-forged lower receiver and BLACKHAWK! adjustable buttstock and pistol grip impart a look that stands out from the crowd.

Features:
• Custom forged lower receiver for unique look
• Melonite QPQ 16 1/8-inch barrel with 5R rifling
• 223 Wylde target chamber for use with 223 Rem. or 5.56x45mm
• BLACKHAWK! AR Blaze trigger
• Mid-length gas system
• Free-float M-LOK handguard
• BLACKHAWK! KNOXX AR Pistol Grip and AXIOM Carbine Stock
• BLACKHAWK! flip-up sights

The new Savage MSR 15 Patrol is a step up from the many rack-grade M4 clones popular today. With an upgraded barrel featuring a 223 Wylde target chamber, 5R rifling and a Melonite QPQ finish, the rifle delivers accuracy well beyond mil-spec. A BLACKHAWK! handguard, pistol grip and adjustable buttstock further separate the Patrol from all other MSRs.

Features:
• Mil-spec upper and lower receiver
• 16 1/8-inch barrel with 5R rifling and Melonite QPQ finish
• 223 Wylde target chamber for use with 223 Rem. or 5.56x45mm
• Mil-spec trigger
• Mid-length gas system
• BLACKHAWK! KNOXX AR Pistol Grip and AXIOM Carbine Stock
• Custom A-frame gas block front sight
• BLACKHAWK! flip-up rear sight

Part No. / Description / MSRP
22901 / MSR 15 Recon 223 Rem.-5.56x45mm / $999
22900 / MSR 15 Patrol 223 Rem.-5.56x45mm / $852

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Ritter & Stark SX-1 MTR–Modular Tactical Rifle

When one thinks of legendary firearms originating from Austria several companies come to mind, Steyr, Mannlicher and Glock to name a few. You can now add Ritter & Stark to that list. This innovative company comes from the Ferlach region of Carinthia, Austria’s firearm manufacturing center. Late 2016 R&S introduced its SX-1 MTR (Modular Tactical Rifle) to the U.S. market  that I’ll describe as the Patek Philippe of precision tactical rifles. I had the opportunity to meet with two company executives at Shot 2017 to get a detailed overview of this impressive offering from the company.

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The SX-1 MTR is the personification of excellence in engineering. Everything from its ergonomics to the materials selection is the result of several thousand hours of R&D. Ritter & Stark engineers conceived a patented barrel and caliber change system that could not be simpler, loosen three hex bolts and you’re done.

SONY DSCUnique to the SX-1 MTR is the disposition of its Picatinny rail. R&S beds the rail on the barrel itself rather than the receiver. This approach ensures that you can perform a barrel change with a preset optic and not need to zero.

Under the hood, the rifle’s bolt locks inside its monolithic barrel eliminating headspace issues especially at higher round counts. Anything that can reasonably be done to eliminate variances in tolerances has been done by R&S engineers maintaining an exceptional level of consistency shot to shot.

SONY DSCA feature that I liked immensely was the rifle’s bipod placement – in its configuration, it is utterly stable even when panning. Height is adjustable and allows to rifle to hang under the bipod lowering the system’s center of gravity increasing stability.

There’s a great deal of magic in the SX-1 MTR; however, the most significant is its barrel. The rifling is accomplished using a CNC-controlled electrochemical machine. This process avoid mechanical stresses and thermal transfer that tend to disrupt the steel’s crystal lattice resulting in microscopic irregularities that create inconsistencies in performance, with heat expansion. Ritter & Stark’s electrochemical process also delivers a barrel with a significantly higher longevity as measured by round count. The company’s testing established a barrel life of 5,000 rounds for .308 and .338 and 2,000 in .300 Win Mag. These barrels are also available in fluted or bull barrel configurations and terminated in M18x1 muzzle threads.

DSC_1758One last feature that I’d like to call your attention to is the SX-1 magazine well. Ritter & Stark wanted to make their rifle so that it is magazine agnostic.

The company makes different magazine well adapters that can be changed by manipulating one screw with a 4mm allen wrench. This enables the SX-1 to utilize single or double stack magazines in the same caliber. The company can also produce adapters, that will fit most of the magazines on the market.

In closing, there is no lack of exceptional precision rifles on the market but the Ritter & Stark SX-1 MTR, like the Patek Philippe watch, is at the very top of that list. Process, ingenuity, functionality and engineering excellence are its hallmark and I’ll wager dollars to doughnuts that we’ll be seeing much more from this Austrian manufacturer.

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STREAMLIGHT INTRODUCES RECHARGEABLE KEYMATE USB

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EAGLEVILLE, PA, February 7, 2017 – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting, introduced the KeyMate® USB, an ultra-compact, hands-free area light that is shaped like a key so that it can be easily attached to a key ring or zipper pull. The USB rechargeable light runs for up to two hours, allowing for extended use at low operating costs.

“Whether you need it to light up a dark basement, when you go for a nighttime jog or to provide emergency lighting during a power outage, the KeyMate USB offers you peace of mind by providing light when and where you need it,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen. “The light’s key shape and spring-loaded clip allow for easy attachment to your key ring or person for hands-free use, so it’s always available.  And its long run time combined with its USB rechargeability lets you turn it on and leave it on for up to two hours.”  

With an off/off button for constant operation, the KeyMate USB has three modes: High (35 lumens); Low (16); and Strobe (flashes at High lumen level). Featuring LED technology for extreme brightness, the light provides a run time of one hour on High and two hours in both the Low and Strobe modes. 

The new light uses a 110 mAh Lithium Polymer cell, with Red and Green LED lights to indicate charging status. Charge time is approximately two to three hours, depending on the USB charge source.  The red LED flashes to let you know when the battery is getting low.

The KeyMate USB features a metal body and offers durable, reinforced construction. The compact light measures only 2.9 inches wide, 1.08 inches thick, and weighs a mere .5 ounces. It is IPX4 rated for weather resistance, and is impact resistant-tested to one meter.

The KeyMate USB has an MSRP of $28.00.

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Kalashnikov Group Privatization Approved by Management Board of Rostec State Corporation

Kalashnikov GroupMoscow, February 7th, 2017 – The sale of the Kalashnikov Group shares to Andrey Bokarev and Alexey Krivoruchko was put forward to the consideration of the Supervisory Board with the approval of the Management Board of the State Corporation Rostec.

It is noted that the quantity of the securities to be sold is 26% minus one share.

“In case the process is approved, the share of private investors in the Kalashnikov Group share capital will increase to 75% minus one share. The State Corporation will reserve a blocking stake of 25% plus one share”, said the CEO of the State Corporation Rostec Sergey Chemezov.

According to the representatives of the State Corporation, the Rostec development strategy 2025 envisages that the private investors will be attracted to various assets. The State Corporation currently owns 51% of the Kalashnikov shares. Bokarev and the Kalashnikov Group CEO Krivoruchko retain 49% of shares bought in 2014 for 1.3 billion rubles.

Kalashnikov Group – is Russia’s largest manufacturer of combat automatic and sniper rifles, artillery guided projectiles, precision weapon and a wide range of civil products including hunting rifles and shotguns, sporting rifles, machines and tools. State corporation Rostec retains 51% of the shares while private investors own 49% of the shares. The company exports its products to more than 27 countries. The concern includes 3 brand companies: “Kalashnikov” (assault weapon), “Baikal” (hunting and civil weapon), “Izhmash” (sporting rifle).

Rostec State Corporation– is a Russian corporation established in 2007 for civil, military and dual-purpose high-technology industrial production development, manufacture and exportation promotion. The corporation comprises 663 companies which make 9 holding companies operating in the military-industrial complex, and 6 in civilian sectors. The group also includes 23 direct management organizations. Rostec comprises the well-known brands such as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA and others. Rostec organizations are located in 60 regions of the Russian Federation. Company products are delivered to markets in more than 70 countries. In 2014, Rostec had an income of 964.5 billion rubles. The overall tax liabilities of Rostec at all levels exceeded 147.8 billion rubles.

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A Look At Six Spyderco Folders For 2017

Spyderco one of the most highly regarded knife makers in the world was founded by Sal Glesser. The first product Spyderco produced was the Portable Hand in 1976, this “spider-shaped device”, which gave the company its name, was a series of angles, ball joints and alligator clips that helped people such as jewelers and hobbyists to work with small parts.

From its humble beginnings, Spyderco has grown to employ over 138 people with over $10 million in revenues and a global presence. Spyderco management and its employees have a deep appreciation for our Armed Forces and is committed to supporting them through excellent products and military discounts. Recipient of numerous industry awards, Sal Glessers company is an American company we can all be proud of!

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 DELICA 4 – This is a Wharncliffe blade profile available in two edge types plain edge or the fully serrated SpyderEdge. M.S.R.P.

  • VG-10
  • 2.4oz/68g
  • Back Lock
  • Full-Flat
  • FRN Handle

 

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Euro Edge – Part of Spyderco’s Ethnic Series, the Euro Edge was designed by custom knifemaker Ed Schempp, this knife was inspired by Schempp’s hands-on research in some of Europe’s finest museums, M.S.R.P. $369.95

  • CPM S30V
  • 6 oz.
  • Liner Lock
  • Dagger
  • G10 Handle

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Manix 2 – Manix 2 Lightweight folding knife combines all the proven qualities of this award-winning design with a blade crafted from state-of-the-art Maxamet steel. Carpenter® Technology Corporation developed Maxamet specifically for use in the rollers of their steel rolling mills. M.S.R.P. $279.95

  • Maxamet
  • 3.0oz/85g
  • Ball Bearing Lock, Full Flat Grind, FRCP

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Lil Temperance 3 – The original Lil’ Temperance took the high-performance qualities of the iconic Temperance fixed blade and distilled them into a powerful folding knife. M.S.R.P. $319.95

  • VG10
  • 4 oz.
  • Compression Lock
  • Full Flat Grind
  • G10 Handle

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D’Allara 3 – John D’Allara was a New York City police officer and knife enthusiast who gave his life to save those of others during the 9/11 attacks. To honor his memory, over the years Spyderco has produced several versions of a signature D’Allara folding knife. The latest addition to this elite family is the D’Allara 3. M.S.R.P. $319.95

  • CPM S30V
  • 4.5oz/128g
  • Ball bearing lock
  • Full Flat Grind
  • G10 Handle

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Lil Sub-Hilt – Designed by knifemaker Butch Vallotton, the Lil’ Sub-Hilt is a more compact, pocket friendly version of his first Spyderco collaboration, the Vallotton Sub-Hilt. Like the original, it features a beautiful handle constructed with full skeletonized stainless steel liners and stainless steel bolsters.

  • CPM S30V
  • 5.2oz/147g
  • Liner Lock
  • Hollow Ground
  • G10 Handle
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Larry Vickers On The FAMAS F1

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

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

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Federal Premium Introduces Hunter Match 22 Long Rifle

 

Hunter Match 22 Long Rifle

ANOKA, Minnesota – February 2, 2017 – Federal Premium Ammunition is proud to announce its new Hunter Match 22 Long Rifle ammunition. The load raises the bar for high-performance rimfire hunting ammunition, providing true long-range accuracy and outstanding terminal effectiveness. Shipments are currently being delivered to dealers.
Serious small game and varmint hunters demand more than standard performance from their rimfire loads. The Hunter Match 22 LR hollow-point lead bullet has been tuned for optimum penetration and expansion out to 100 yards, and its high-velocity loading provides the flat trajectories and energy to take down any target. Its nickel-plated case ensures flawless extraction and inhibits corrosion.
Features & Benefits
• 22 LR long-range hunting load for small game and varmints
• Loaded to high-velocity match-grade accuracy specification
• Nickel-plated case for reliable extraction and corrosion protection
• Hollow point lead bullet tuned for optimum penetration and expansion out to 100 yards
Part No. / Description / MSRP
720 / Hunter Match 22 LR HV 40 grain HP, 50-count / $7.95
Federal Premium is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Federal Premium, go to
www.federalpremium.com.

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Kinetic Concealment Has Been Awarded a Multi-Layered Firearms Holster Patent

Kinetic Concealment, known as the originators of the neoprene-backed hybrid holster is proud to announce their recent acquisition of a US Utility Patent for their multi-layered hybrid holster.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Kinetic Concealment Inc. U.S. Patent No. 9,568,275. The patent is an accomplishment that helps solidify the Kinetic Concealment brand as a true innovator in the firearms industry.
The idea of the neoprene-backed leather hybrid holster came about as a way to make conceal carry more comfortable and for the user to be more open to utilizing an IWB holster without the use of an undershirt. The neoprene also acts as a moisture barrier, aiding in the fight against rust on a firearm that is holster carried for long periods of time.
Located in Tennessee, Kinetic Concealment offers a full line of inside and outside the waistband holsters, conceal carry belts, as well as an assortment of other firearms accessories. All products can be ordered online and shipped directly to the customer.

For more information on Kinetic Concealment, visit www.kineticconcealment.com. For press inquires contact Monica Arnold at pr@blueaugust.com

 

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Hexmag’s NEW Glock Compatible Pistol Magazines

February, 2017–Loveland, CO- Hexmag, LLC– maker of the most advanced and versatile AR-15/AR-10 platform magazines on the market, proudly announces its move into high-quality pistol magazines that will be available in early Spring of 2017.

These robust new lightweight (1.4 ounces) magazines feature a 17-round capacity for the Glock Model 17 and are also compatible with Glock 17C, G26, G34 and G17L models. Hexmag will follow launch of the 17-round magazine with a 10-round version for California residents and a 30-round version for those who need a super-high capacity magazine.

Hexmag’s Glock compatible magazines are available in either Black or Flat Dark Earth (FDE) matte finish and come with Hexmag’s patented gripping surface and a textured front-side “training” pattern for fast and easy indexing when reloading.

Constructed of Hexmag’s high-impact UV stabilized PolyHex2 Advanced Composite, these are tough magazines designed for hard work. Hexmag uses a proprietary Fusiform heat-treated stainless steel spring set at OEM tension for reliable feeding even after long-term storage when kept fully loaded. 

“We listened closely to the market,” says Hexmag’s marketing director Dave Smith, “and saw the need for an alternative polymer Glock compatible magazine that was affordable, lightweight and as tough as our AR-15 and AR-10 magazines – and then refined and upgraded the design by integrating the classic hexagonal pattern for enhanced grip and indexing reference points.”

It gets better! These new pistol magazines feature Hexmag’s industry-first pistol identification system, the HexID Color Identification System perfected on its AR-15/AR-10 magazines. The base plate can be easily removed without tools and the follower and base latch plate color changed to designate which ammunition/bullet is in the magazine for quick identification.

MSRP: $16.99

Hexmag pistol and rifle magazines are made in the USA and come with Hexmag’s Lifetime Warranty!

Hexmag, LLC

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Revision Aids In Counterfeit Sting Operations At Two Tradeshows, Resulting In Multiple Arrests

39ca34b1-dd25-450d-a4ca-1589c25b12d2Essex Junction, Vermont (Feb. 2, 2017) – Since the Revision-aided sting operation at last year’s SIA Snow Show in Denver, Colorado, Revision has elevated company efforts to eradicate counterfeit Revision products from the market. Revision is a world leader in integrated, purpose-built soldier solutions; all of the Company’s protective eyewear has consistently and unequivocally exceeded global military-grade testing requirements and has been proven in action around the world. Accordingly, Revision views counterfeit products as a direct threat to the integrity of the Company and, more importantly, to Revision customers, who depend on the high standards and protection of authentic Revision gear. Revision maintains all intellectual property rights on all Revision products-rights that are total and international.

“Revision will take aggressive, unflinching action to eliminate any and all counterfeit operations,” said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO of Revision. “It should be perfectly clear that Revision will not tolerate any counterfeit products that essentially duplicate Revision’s designs but not quality on the market-period. We created these products and it is simply unacceptable to have low-level con artists steal our property and profit from it, especially at the expense of our end-users-the soldiers and police who protect us each and every day.

“Revision will take any and all actions within our power to put a forceful and immediate stop to illegal counterfeit businesses and illicit knockoff products, using every legal means at our disposal to prosecute offenders with extreme prejudice.Revision has invested tens of millions of dollars in designing, manufacturing, testing and certifying our industry leading products, and we will not tolerate the outright theft of our intellectual property. Revision’s mission is to provide the very best protection to soldiers and we will stamp out anyone who attempts to undermine that promise to global warfighters. Revision will relentlessly pursue offenders and will not stop until all involved are brought to justice and put behind bars.”

This week, Revision again aided law enforcement in two successful sting operations against alleged counterfeit eyewear distributors. This is the second consecutive year that Revision has aided in a significant sting operation. This year, Revision, working in conjunction with the Dearborn and Ohio County Prosecutor’s Office in Indiana, aided in the execution of sting operations at two separate trade show events- Jan. 18 at SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Jan. 26 at the SnowSports Industries America (SIA) Snow Show in Denver, Colorado-resulting in multiple arrests.

Warrants were issued for owners of two companies: Airsoft Wholesaler, Inc. (a California-based company trading as “Lancer Tactical”) and Guangzhou Yijia Optical Technique Co. Ltd. (a company based in Guangzhou, China trading as “PTide”). Both companies are accused of selling unauthorized counterfeit versions of Revision Military’s Desert Locust goggles, and “Lancer Tactical” is also accused of selling imitation versions of Revision Military’s Bullet Ant goggles. Revision has tested samples of products distributed by these companies and has verified that the counterfeit goggles from both manufacturers fail ANSI testing, EN166 anti-fog testing, MIL-PRF-32432 abrasion testing, and have V50 ballistic values well below Revision product standards.

Changqing Chen (aka Chang Chen), co-owner of “Lancer Tactical” was arrested on the trade show floor at SHOT Show in Las Vegas; the other co-owner, Changying Chen (aka Lily Chen), is still at large. The representatives of “PTide”-owner Chen Jiajun (aka Jiajun Chen) and sales manager Zhang Ping (aka Ping Zhang)-were both arrested on the SIA trade show floor in Denver. All four individuals face six felony charges: corrupt business influence, conspiracy to commit corrupt business influence, theft, conspiracy to commit theft, counterfeiting and conspiracy to commit counterfeiting.

Last April, Revision’s Senior Director of Legal and Governmental Affairs, Greg Maguire, testified before a Senate Judiciary Committee investigating the impact of foreign counterfeiters, making numerous appeals and proposing concrete steps to representatives to curtail widespread illegal counterfeit operations. Additionally, Revision employs a full-time member of the Legal department staff dedicated to researching and tracking counterfeit manufacturers, distributors and exhibitors.

Revision strongly recommends only purchasing from approved distributors and retailers. Visit Revision’s website for a full list of Revision vendors. To ensure customer safety, if there is any doubt about the authenticity of a product that is marked with Revision’s logo, or resembles a Revision product, please contact Revision directly to verify. For additional information, please contact Greg Maguire,gmaguire@revisionmilitary.com, or, Dearborn and Ohio County Prosecutor, Lynn Deddens, ldeddens@dearbornohioprosecutor.com. The fact that the defendants have been charged with crimes are merely allegations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Above: Jiajun Chen and Ping Zhang, owner and sales manager, respectively, of “PTide” (exhibiting as “Guangzhou Yijia Optical Technique Co. Ltd”), were arrested on the trade show floor at this week’s SIA Snow Show in Denver, Colorado.

Above: Authentic Revision Desert Locust (bottom left) and Bullet Ant (top right) goggles offer military-grade protection and performance for troops around the world.

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Gander Mountain Now Stocking Grand Power Pistols

Manufactured in Slovakia and distributed exclusively by Eagle Imports Inc., Grand Power pistols offer top notch quality in a low-recoil pistol at an affordable price.

Wanamassa, N.J. (February 2017) – Gander Mountain, one of the nation’s largest retail outdoor specialty network of stores, is now stocking Grand Power pistols. Eagle Imports, Inc. is the exclusive US distributor for the Slovakian produced pistols. The Grand Power brand is an internationally recognized designer and manufacturer of some of the most modern, innovative semi-automatic pistols offered to civilians and law enforcement alike.

These extremely reliable polymer pistols passed a 20,000 round torture test with zero failures to feed. In addition to their reliability they’re able to produce very accurate groups due to the pistols unique locking system that features a rotating barrel that unlike traditional pistols, never tilts up, minimizing felt recoil and keeping the muzzle on target shot-after-shot. The ambidextrous Grand Powers are produced with the finest craftsmanship and are ergonomically designed to fit snuggly in the hand and come with four back straps of various sizes for the ultimate in custom fit. Grand Power has proven itself as the trusted sidearm of various militaries and police units the world over.

“We are very proud to have the Grand Power brand represented in the Gander Mountain stores across the country,” Michael Sodini, President of Eagle Imports, Inc. said. “Grand Powers are extremely well engineered and their reputation in the US continues to grow. We are confident that Gander Mountain will be instrumental in helping more Americans discover the amazing attributes of this pistol line.”

To learn more about Grand Power, or any of the other firearm brands that Eagle Imports carries, visit http://eagleimportsinc.com. Gun owners looking to purchase a Grand Power pistol can visit Gander Mountain.

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NSSF Backs President’s Selection of Gorsuch for Supreme Court

 

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NEWTOWN, Conn. – The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition and related industries, tonight expressed its strong support for President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to become an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

“We are pleased to lend our support to President Trump’s nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and urge the Senate to approve his nomination in as expeditious manner as possible,” said Lawrence Keane, NSSF senior vice president and general counsel. “We are confident that Judge Gorsuch will serve our nation with distinction as an Associate Justice of our nation’s highest court and that his service will do honor to the legacy of the late Justice Antonin Scalia in the protection of the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans.”

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Is it Time To Review The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) ?

41esvNAZmKL._AC_UL320_SR214,320_It’s Friday and time for our weekly (most of the time) shoot the shit topic. It’s that time of the week when readers can express unsupported opinions, use profanity, insult anyone you wish or change the subject altogether. This week’s topic is ITAR otherwise know as International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

Some background on ITAR…

Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778), as amended, authorizes the President to control the export and import of defense articles and defense services. The statutory authority of the President to promulgate regulations with respect to exports of defense articles and defense services is delegated to the Secretary of State by Executive Order 13637. These regulations are primarily administered by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.

The items designated by the Secretary of State for purposes of export and temporary import control constitute the U.S. Munitions List. If you are in a business covered by entries in the U.S. Munition List you are then required to obtain licenses, secure authorization and request permissions to export your product.

My concern rests primarily with Category I, II and III of the U.S. Munitions List because it hits domestic firearms manufacturers, manufacturers of accessories, suppressors, optics manufactured to mil-spec and others. Furthermore, you as an individual are prohibited from traveling outside of the country with a legally purchased item that by whim made its way to the U.S. Munitions List. Let me give you an example. If you have a hunting rifle with an optic designed to military specifications, and you travel outside of the country for a hunting trip, you are in violation of ITAR regulations.

ITAR regulations are extreme, to the extent they prevent many of our outstanding established and young companies from competing in the global market place stifling their growth. They are also outside the legislative process so they can be used by administrations hostile to the industry. I can understand export regulations of strategic technologies and their components, but why a pistol grip, magazine, rifle barrel or magnified optic should be restricted is beyond me. Ridiculous!

So we think it’s high time to take a close look at ITAR regulations and bring them back to reality so they properly serve national security interests but not stifle our domestic firearms industry by keeping them from competing on the global market. To that end, we ask our readers to speak with your elected officials and encourage them to advance this cause. We’re blessed to have a White House that understands the challenges of growing a business, adding market share and succeeding in the global economy so let’s get it done! Hit @POTUS with some tweets and ask the White House to take ITAR under review.

If you have questions, suggestions or comments send them our way. We love hearing from you and we thank you for your participation. Have a great weekend, be safe and enjoy some quality time with your buds and family.

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Brian Skinner CEO Kalashnikov USA Updates Larry Vickers On Plans For 2017

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

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

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REMINGTON ARMS HAS SOME REBATES FOR YOU

2017 Rebates – All R51 & RM380 Handguns

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2017 Rebates – All Turkey Loads

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2017 Rebates – All Model 870 Shotguns, Model 700 Varmint Rifles, and Model 700 Tactical Rifles

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