Eye Surgeon Creates New Eyewear Combining The Best Of Sunglasses And Goggles

Cordair Eyewear

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Sticks To Your Face So Well, Not Even A Bucking Bronco Can Throw Them Off

Abilene, Texas — Cordair Eyewear and their Eye Surgeon founder, Troy Carter, have created a brand new pair of sunglasses that are sure to be a game changer for the active person. Combining the best aspects from sunglasses and goggles, they stay put no matter what the wearer is doing–even if riding a bucking Bronco.

These groundbreaking new sunglasses use a patented Stemball Technology that allows the cords to be attached to the frames in such a way that helps them to not only stay on the face of the wearer, but also significantly reduce lens fog. Cords come in various colors and can be changed depending on what the wearer wants.

The sunglasses themselves are ultra durable. The frames are Base 8 Curved TR90 nylon injected, and have been proven to be sturdy. The UVA and UVB blocking lenses are scratch and impact resistant polycarbonate, and come in either polarized or non. MSRP is $169.97.

When asked about why he started Cordair Eyewear, Dr. Carter had this to say: “I have spent long nights surgically repairing damaged eyes that were not protected simply because people did not wear eye protection. Over the years I have considered ways to increase people’s usage of eye protection, especially when outdoors doing intense activities like sporting events. People would rather go without sunglasses for comfort reasons, or because carrying glasses around is inconvenient. Our solution was to get rid of the earpieces giving us eyewear that is lightweight, comfortable, and doesn’t slip or fall off when the action accelerates, that also protects from UVA, UVB, and harmful blue light.”


Cordair Eyewear_02About Cordair Eyewear:

Cordair Eyewear is a new eyewear company with a passion to keep people’s eyes comfortable and safe in any outdoor setting. Their goal is twofold: First, to protect the eyes of anyone wearing a pair of Cordair Sunglasses. Second, to keep active people moving. They like to say, Cordairs stay in place so you don’t have to. Find out more information by visiting their website: https://cordaireyewear.com/

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Lyons Falls, NY: Otis is excited to announce that it will again offer a buy one, get one free promotion on its Ripcord® line of products.  This consumer promotion will run 9/17/18 through 10/01/2018.
Simply go to
www.otistec.com/ripcord, select the Ripcords of choice and the discount will be applied at checkout. The promotion offers up to four free Ripcords; mix and match any available models (calibers and gauges) according to preference.
“The promotion has been well received these past couple years and we are offering it up again at a time when people are gearing up for hunting season.  It’s a great time for consumers to stock up on their favorite caliber Ripcords or grab a couple new sizes with vast selection,” remarks Heather Pleskach, Otis Technology’s director of marketing.
Ripcord is made with advanced materials to clean residue and fouling from every kind of firearm in just one pass. It is engineered with a Memory-Flex®cable to run through a pistol, rifle or shotgun from Breech-to-Muzzle®, with no gravity feed necessary. A rigid, helix-shaped rubber core keeps the cleaning surface pressed against the bore, engaging the rifling for an aggressive 360-degree cleaning. The braided Nomex® surface can take up to 700°F heat. Ripcord’s easy-feed design makes the cleaning process even quicker.
Ripcord is available in sizes for 12- and 20-gauge shotguns, and for the following rifle and pistol calibers: .17, .22, .223, .243, .257, .264, .270, .260/6.5mm, .30-06, .308/7.62mm, .338, 9mm, .40, .45 and .50.
For more information on Otis Technology and its products, please visit
Otis Technology is known for manufacturing the most advanced gun cleaning systems and accessories available.  The superior Breech-to-Muzzle® design combined with unmatched quality has positioned Otis as the gun care system of choice with the US Military. 

Otis Technology is SMART GUN CARE.

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Kahr Firearms Group Sponsors NRA World Shooting Championship

Image result for Desert Eagle(Greeley, PA)Kahr Firearms Group, a leader in innovative firearms design and manufacturing, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the NRA World Shooting Championship in Glengary, WV from Sep 20-22.
Kahr Firearms Group is a Gold Sponsor for the event, which will be held at the Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, WV. The NRA World Shooting Championship brings together the best shooters in the world to compete in pistol, rifle, shotgun and combined firearm sports. At the end of the event, the top shooter will be crowned “World Shooting Champion.”
The competition will have both a Professional and Amateur Division, and offers $250,000 in cash and prizes. The cash prizes will be awarded to first through third place winners and High Lady and High Amateur Junior. There will be separate prize tables for Professional and Amateur winners.
In addition to its Gold Sponsorship of the event, Kahr Firearms Group is sponsoring two shooters in the 2018 World Shooting Championship: Brett Pikula and John “TIG” Tiegen. Pikula is currently the Shop Supervisor for Magnum Research and will be competing in the Amateur Division. Tiegen, a brand ambassador for Kahr Firearms Group, American hero and survivor of the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, will be competing in the Professional Division.
The competition has twelve challenging stages for competitors to prove their shooting skills. Participants will have the opportunity to compete among talented shooters from around the world using provided firearms, equipment and ammunition to find out who is the ultimate champion.
You can find full details on the NRA World Shooting Championship event
For more information about Kahr Firearms Group products, visit www.kahr.com, www.magnumresearch.com, www.auto-ordnance.com or

About Kahr Firearms Group:
Kahr Firearms Group, formed in 2012, includes Kahr Arms, Auto-Ordnance and Magnum Research.  KFG Headquarters reside in Greeley, Pennsylvania. Kahr Arms produces small concealable handguns in .380, 9mm, .40 and .45ACP. Auto-Ordnance is the maker of the famous “Tommy Gun”, M1 Carbine and WW2 GI Model 1911. Magnum Research Inc., designer and producer of the world renowned Desert Eagle Pistol, Baby Eagle, MLR .22LR and .22Mag Rifles and BFR Revolvers. All three companies are proudly located in the USA.


John “TIG” Tiegen, KFG Sponsored Shooter in the Professional Division

Brett Pikula, KFG Sponsored Shooter in the Amateur Division

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SIG SAUER ACADEMY Tactical Tip: Fitting Your Pistol to Your Hand (Grip Fit)


SIG SAUER Academy instructor Dan Hunt. In this video Dan discusses the importance of properly fitting a pistol to your hand.

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Massive Elcan Tactical Scope Sale!


Elcan riflescopes are considered to be some of the finest tactical optics in the world, that being said top-tier quality often means top-tier prices. That’s why EuroOptic is excited to offer our selection of Elcan scopes at 20% off the list price or better! Experience for yourself what makes Elcan the first choice in combat optics for professionals around the world! Any rifle from our remaining inventory of closeout Barrett REC7 rifles will make an awesome companion to one of these Elcan riflescopes.




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Brownells Product Manager, Paul Levy, Goes Over Some of the New Products for the Week

Paul Levy, Brownells Product Manager, offers a look at this week’s new products. Included in today’s overview is the Vortex Diamondback Tactical FFP Scopes, Primary Weapons Upper Receivers in 300 BLK, 5.56 and .308, Apex Tactical Mark IV and Mark IV 22/45 Triggers and Mystery Ranch packs. Be sure to subscribe and you’ll be the first to see what’s new each week. Learn more: http://www.brownellsvideos.com


Paul meant to say that a First Focal Plane optic allows the shooter to range the target at any magnification setting, the reticle size does in fact change.

A Second Focal Plane scope the reticle size remains the same throughout its magnification range but ranging is only accurate at the calibrated magnification, which generally is the highest magnification setting available (e.g. a 3x – 10x Second Focal Plane optic  must be set to 10x for accurate ranging)

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Mr. Joseph M. Murphy to Receive The Major General John H. Russell Leadership Award

image(Quantico, VA) – September 7, 2018 – Mr. Joseph M. Murphy, a Founding Director of Country Bank New York and a United States Marine, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Marine Corps University Foundation’s prestigious Major General John H. Russell Leadership Award. Mr. Murphy was chosen for the top distinction in recognition of his exemplary service and dedication to the community.
The Russell Leadership Award honors Mr. Murphy’s lifelong commitment to excellence in leadership and character which reflects the history, traditions, and ethos of the Marine Corps. Mr. Murphy will receive this award at the Major General John H. Russell Luncheon on October 18, 2018 at The Union League Club in New York City.
Major General John H. Russell, USMC, was the 16th Commandant of the Marine Corps. The Major General John H. Russell Leadership Award established in his honor by the Marine Corps University Foundation, is presented annually at a luncheon to a distinguished American whose commitment to personal and professional excellence embodies those qualities of leadership and character uniquely associated with the United States Marine Corps.
In addition to his many endeavors, Mr. Murphy is Chairman of Value Investors, Inc. a national real estate development and finance company. For over twenty years the Murphy Family have been the majority owners of Value Express LLC, a mortgage origination and securitization entity.
Mr. Murphy was born and raised in the Inwood Section of Manhattan. His father, Michael, was from Dunworley, County Cork, and his mother, Mary Sullivan, was from Ballyporeen, County Tipperary. He attended Rice High School in Harlem, and subsequently Iona College, both were
operated by The Congregation of Irish Christian Brothers. After one year at Iona, he joined the United States Marine Corps.
Mr. Murphy served as a Platoon Sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division, from 1953 to 1956, in defense of United Nations positions in Korea. He remained in the Reserves until 1961. Subsequently, Mr. Murphy visited Afghanistan with General James L. Jones, Jr. USMC (Ret), Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commanding General of NATO, on a research mission to study the opium/heroin problem with the hope of finding a solution. Mr. Murphy assembled a team in Brussels to create a “White Paper” which was presented to General Jones, the DEA and NATO.
Following his military service, Mr. Murphy completed his undergraduate at Iona College and graduated with Honors in 1959. He later attended the Graduate School of Business at New York University. Mr. Murphy received his CPA in public accounting and spent three years at Pannell, Kerr, Forster & Co. and six years at Price Waterhouse & Co. He was associated with Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (GBL), Belgium’s second largest banking and investment company, from 1970 to 1990. Mr. Murphy was a Director and Member of the Executive Committee of GBL, President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. affiliate, Lambert Brussels Corporation after 1974. GBL invested in Drexel Burnham Lambert and Mr. Murphy was active as a Director and Member of the Executive Committee until 1989.
Mr. Murphy has been an active Director of the Marine Corps – Law Enforcement Foundation since 1997. He was a Director of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation (Museum of the Marine Corps) in Quantico, VA. He was also a Trustee, Member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, Texas. Mr. Murphy also served on the Board of the Marine Corps University Foundation and as Treasurer Emeritus received the Leonard F. Chapman medal for his service.
Mr. Murphy is Chairman Emeritus of the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Advisory Committee and a member of the Board and Executive Committee of the Columbia University Medical Center Board of Advisors. He was appointed by President George H.W. Bush as a Member of the National Board of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. He was a Member of the Financial Advisory Board of the Congregation of Christian Brothers-Eastern American Province. He was a Trustee, Member of the Executive, Finance and Marketing Committees of Iona College for over 20 years and is now Trustee Emeritus. Additionally, Mr. Murphy funded The Murphy Science and Technology Center, The Iona College Art Center, Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium and Mazzella Field named after the parents of his wife, JoAnn Murphy. He was a Director and Member of the Executive Committee of the Partnership for Quality Education, which was established in the Archdiocese of New York in 1998 by John Cardinal O’Connor.
In 2004, Mr. Murphy was also a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
As the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Executive Committee for Country Bank, Mr. Murphy has ensured the bank exemplifies solid corporate citizenship within the communities it serves; New York City, Riverdale, Woodlawn and Scarsdale. Country Bank
fosters and values the spirit of volunteerism in its staff and members of the Murphy family have served on Board of Directors for many not-for-profit and charitable organizations. In 2016, the Bank was awarded the Outstanding Corporate Philanthropy Award by the Association of Development Officers for its support of Westchester nonprofits and their causes. In June 2018, Country Bank received the Burke Award from Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in recognition of its longtime support of the medical institution as it continues to expand its excellence of healthcare to the New York community. The bank is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
Mr. Murphy and his wife, JoAnn, reside in Eastchester, New York. They have five children; Patricia, Joseph Jr., Christopher (deceased), Carolyn and Mary and are blessed with eight grandchildren.
For more information about The Marine Corps University Foundation, The Major General John H. Russell Leadership Award, and past award recipient’s, please call Melissa Packard at (703) 640-6835 or mpackard@mcuf.org; http://www.marinecorpsuniversityfoundation.org.
Founded in 1988, Country Bank is a FDIC-insured, full service commercial bank offering products and services for commercial banking and lending customers, small business customers and individual consumers serving the New York City metro area, New York State, New Jersey and Connecticut. Visit CountryBankNY.com or call 212-818-9090 for more information.


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Bushnell’s TRS-26 has finally hit the shelves and I’ll be reviewing it for our readers over the coming weeks. I can sum up my initial impression by saying that it was well worth the wait! The TRS-26 is part of Bushnell’s latest AR Optics line and I’m anxious to report on it. I’ll be putting the company’s 3X magnifier behind it and we’ll see how it rocks. Look for my review late in September.

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I’ve just wrapped up a review of Crimson Trace Railmaster Pro, more specifically the green laser CMR-204. There’s a lot to get excited about in this now 4 year old offering from Crimson Trace Corporation; the highly visible green laser, adjustable for wind and elevation; the room-filling 100 lumen light and its compact package. But, it’s its rail mount implementation strategy that makes it a truly universal weapon mounted accessory. Read my review to find out more.


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Key Leadership Appointments Announced at RUAG Ammotec USA, Inc.

RUAG_Logo_RGBTampa, USA, September 13, 2018 – RUAG Ammotec USA has announced key leadership appointments to drive new strategic growth initiatives for the U.S. market. Paul Lemke has been named General Manager for RUAG Ammotec USA, Inc. and Daniel Yaich has been named Manufacturing Manager. RUAG Ammotec USA, Inc. sells, markets and distributes Norma, Geco, and Swiss P brand ammunition, components and related products in the U.S. and manufactures Geco and Inceptor brands of ammunition for sales within the U.S. and abroad. Additional sales and marketing announcements are forthcoming.
Lemke brings valuable industry experience to his new role, having held leadership positions for ammunition manufacturers. Lemke founded PolyCase Ammunition and most recently led the manufacture, marketing and selling of polymer-based Inceptor Ammunition both within the United States and abroad. Prior to transitioning into the shooting, hunting and outdoor industry. Paul enjoyed a long career in the U.S. Army from which he retired holding the rank of lieutenant colonel.
“The task that Paul assumes is clearly focused towards growing the sales and profitability of the Ammotec business in the U.S.,” said Sr. VP Hunting & Sporting of RUAG Ammotec GmbH Germany, Paul-Erik Toivo. “His background and proven leadership skills are a huge asset to the team. Our portfolio of brands and products is being refined and refocused for short and long term growth with U.S. customers and consumers under Paul’s guidance. He will lead efforts to bring our world-class products to new channels, markets and categories.”
Also recently announced is the appointment of Daniel Yaich as Manufacturing Manager of RUAG Ammotec USA, Inc. Dan has 24 years of experience in the ammunition industry -including positions in research and development, ballistic testing, manufacturing development, operations and management/oversight roles. He is also a lifetime recreational and competitive shooter.
“Dan brings a unique blend of experiences and knowledge to foster the growth and strength of our factory and supply chain needs.” said Lemke. “His involvement has already benefitted our throughput and capacity in Tampa. I look forward to Dan building on this momentum and establishing best-in-class processes and techniques throughout our organization and facilities. RUAG Ammotec USA, Inc. has a commitment to quality that is unmatched and that will only be more evident with Dan aboard the team.”

RUAG Ammotec USA

RUAG develops and markets internationally sought-after technology applications in the fields of aerospace, security and defence for use on land, in the air and in space. 57% of RUAG’s products and services are destined for the civil market and 43% for the military market. The Group is headquartered in Bern (Switzerland). It has production sites in Switzerland and in 13 other countries in Europe, the USA and Asia-Pacific. Around 8700 employees – of whom 430 are trainees – represent 48 nationalities and generate sales of some CHF 1.86 billion.

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Federal Premium Launches New Gold Medal Grand Paper Hull Shotgun Ammunition

ANOKA, Minnesota – September 13, 2018 – Federal Premium is proud to announce new paper-hull shotgun shells to its Gold Medal Grand product lineup. The look, feel, smell and performance of Gold Medal Paper shotshells made them the favorite of the most serious clay target shooters. Now there’s an even better option with the all-new Gold Medal Grand Paper which includes various new 12-gauge loads in shot size No. 7.5 and No. 8. Shipments of this ammunition are being delivered to dealers now.
These new paper-hull loads combine Federal Premium Ammunition’s classic paper hull with an improved design that provides less felt recoil, more reliable ignition and improved shot hardness.
Features & Benefits
• Exclusive Federal Premium paper hull design
• Two-piece wad utilizes SoftCell technology to decrease perceived recoil and produce more uniform patterns than one-piece designs
• Rigid PrimerLock head improves primer sensitivity, ensuring proper ignition in the event of a light hit
• Lead shot is engineered for the optimum blend of hardness and density for even patterns and maximum downrange power
Part No. / Description / MSRP
GMT175 8 / Gold Medal Grand Paper 12 gauge 2 3/4″ 2 3/4 Dram 1 oz. / $13.95
GMT117 7.5 Gold Medal Grand Paper 12 gauge 2 3/4″ 2 3/4 Dram 1 1/8 oz. / $13.95
GMT117 8 / Gold Medal Grand Paper 12 gauge 2 3/4″ 2 3/4 Dram 1 1/8 oz. / $13.95
GMT118 7.5 / Gold Medal Grand Paper 12 gauge 2 3/4″ 3 Dram 1 1/8 oz. / $13.95
GMT118 8 / Gold Medal Grand Paper 12 gauge 2 3/4″ 3 Dram 1 1/8 oz. / $13.95
GMT171 7.5 / Gold Medal Grand Paper 12 gauge 2 3/4″ HDCP 1 1/8 oz. / $13.95
GMT171 8 / Gold Medal Grand Paper 12 gauge 2 3/4″ HDCP 1 1/8 oz. / $13.95
Federal is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Federal Premium, go to

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Folks what a week. We have Apple launching a line of new iPhones and a watch that does all kinds of things; we also have a major hurricane, Florence, targeting the Southern Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina coasts, the Russian collusion fiasco is still lurking and the mainstream media fabricating stories. Can you imagine faulting The President for Florence? We need to redefine stupidity and I sincerely hope that your vote in November will send a loud message: “You may be stupid but we’re not!”

If this is not enough to send you straight to your therapist, I don’t know what is; however, do remember that your mental health practitioner studied the subject because they wanted to understand themselves. So why pay some jackass $150+ per hour – or more – when you can shoot the shit with us and achieve better results.

So, let’s talk Apple…

The 2018 Apple September launch event has come and gone but not without the customary uproar, over the new line of iPhones: iPhone XS Max, its little buddy the iPhone XS and a mainstream replacement for the iPhone x, the iPhone XR.  These phones will set you back from approximately $950 – $1099 depending on model. The good news is that there appears to be no additional charge for Chinese snooping hooks. It’ll be nice to see Apple make its phones in the U.S.A.

The Apple Watch Series 4,  is all-in on health with a built-in ECG and more. With the Apple watch, you can take an ECG and send the results to your physician. Personally, I would have serious concerns about a physician’s diagnosis based on Apple electrocardiography. Given the amount of opioid abuse, it would have been better for the phone to help you out with opioid induced constipation. Maybe the company’s Series 5, or greater, watches will detect moods leading to mass shootings and detonate.

The Russian Collusion

Mainstream media has largely avoided any discussion or analysis of what’s going on except to report on totally unrelated indictments of individuals associated, in varying degrees,  with Donald Trumps campaign in 2016.  So, here are some of my thoughts on the basis of what’s been released to date.

  1. How the dossier was born
    1. Fusion GPS, who employs Nellie Ohr the wife of Bruce Ohr, a DOJ official, is asked by the Clinton Campaign to conduct opposition research on Donald J. Trump. Fusion GPS then retains Christopher Steel’s firm, Orbis Business Intelligence, Ltd. to develop a dossier on Donald Trump. Fusion GPS informs Christopher Steel, a British citizen and former British intelligence officer, that they (assume Clinton Campaign) were interested in any details surrounding The Trump Organization’s desire to do business in  Russia which was broadly considered to be corrupt. An important fact that you need to know is that many U.S. corporations were already doing business in Russia; e.g. Boeing, McDonalds, Starbucks, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer and several others. So, I don’t understand why The Trump Organization, a multinational enterprise, is any different than the company’s I’ve already mentioned?
  2. What was the dossier trying to achieve?
    1. It’s clear that the objective was to dig up dirt that could be leverage against the Trump campaign denying him a 2016 election victory. It failed!
    2. So why is the dossier and alleged Russian collusion still alive? Perhaps the objective is to create evidence that could lead to a Trump impeachment. However, a Trump impeachment does not create a shift in power to benefit Hillary Clinton, or the Democratic Party. The House and Senate would still have a Republican majority. Vice President Pence would assume the helm and politically nothing changes.
    3. However, what could potentially change is the White House’s stance on trade. Donald Trump’s position on the Chinese trade imbalance was articulated by candidate Donald Trump even before he decided to run for office. So, as far as  China is concerned Donald J. Trump, the President, is bad for business; at risk is a $350 billion / yr. trade surplus with the United States and China’s exponential Chinese military expansion funded by that trade imbalance.
  3. In closing…
    1. Had Hillary Clinton won the election – China wins. Remember that the Clinton’s had a relationship with the Chinese dating back to 1990 ( i.e. research Chinagate )
    2. If Hillary Clinton loses her Presidential bid, but Donald J Trump is impeached – China wins.

Yes, you have government officials that openly colluded against Donald Trump, duped the FISA Courts, etc., but you don’t devote the time and level of resources that this national embarrassment has gotten just to get even.

So, my question to you is, would you explore the possibility of China involvement. Isn’t this the same government that had an operative in Sen. Feinstein’s organization for 20 years?

To those impacted by Florence…

We are praying that you’ll be spared but you’ve got to do your part and get to safety. This is a major storm and you need to take it seriously and act responsibly. Remember that emergency responders will not be able to reach you in a timely manner. Be safe!


In spite of impending disaster, keep your sweat pumps in low speed. Take care of yourselves and your families.

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SIG SAUER Releases M17 Video Series, “The Chosen One”

Newington, N.H. (September 12, 2018) – SIG SAUER is excited to announce the release of the M17 video series, “The Chosen One.” The four-part series is a documentary, created in conjunction with the civilian release of the P320-M17, which chronicles the U.S. Army’s exhaustive search for a new sidearm.

SIG SAUER Releases M17 Video Series, “The Chosen One”

“The selection of the P320-M17 as the handgun for America’s soldiers was a historic moment for the U.S. Army, and also for SIG as a company. This video series tells the story of the P320-M17 and archives the comprehensive selection process that was undertaken by the U.S. Army,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “It’s a tremendous honor to support the mission of the U.S. Army and provide the handgun that protects those who serve our country in harm’s way.”

The M17 “The Chosen One” episode guide is as follows:

The complete M17 video series, “The Chosen One” can be viewed at sigsauer.com, and on all of the official SIG SAUER social media channels.

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Silent Legion .300 Norma Magnum

(September 12, 2018) – Silent Legion is empowering long range shooters by suppressing their sound without influencing accuracy. The .300 Norma Magnum suppressor is world renown for the performance abilities and superior build quality.

The patented SRS comes with the direct thread model. The SRS technology ensures the suppressor is firmly attached and will not come loose under pressure from multiple rounds. Shoot away and your suppressor will continue providing a strategic advantage.

The Quick Detach option is ideal for quick setup and takedown in the field. If you are moving and need every valuable second, take advantage of the quick detach option for the ultimate in convenience and versatility. It also has a Tri Lock Flash Hider to conceal you visually as well as audibly.

The titanium build is rock solid but only weighs 30-ounces. Direct thread mount options are available for ⅝-inch and ¾-inch with the patented SRS. Sound is reduced to 34 Db and kickback is also limited by the addition of this incredible suppressor.

The .300 Norma round has become a preferred option for long range shooters and pairing it with a suppressor creates the perfect combination of long range capabilities and tactile advantage. It was selected as the Advanced Sniper Rifle cartridge by SOCOM and the downrange abilities are fantastic. The round is a 338 Norma Mag necked down to a .30 cal bullet that delivers for long range shooters.

Key Lightweight Shooting Advantages:

  • Length – 11.25″

  • Diameter – 1.88″

  • Weight – 30 oz

  • Materials – Titanium

  • Finish – Cerakote

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Steiner: The Leader in Laser Protection The risk from lasers

Used in both tactical and strategic scenarios, lasers are an amazing tool which provide us with critical target information be it ranging or identification.  While their utility is supreme, their use does come with some risk.  Each device has a warning label that cautions the user against direct exposure to the eyes.  In a piece for Scientific American Douglas A. Johnson, a senior health physicist and laser safety officer for Texas A&M University pointed out the dangers of direct exposure of laser radiation.  Johnson, also a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for laser safety standards noted exposure to lasers could result in harm to the retina, the part of the eye where we perceive vision.

A solution to the problem

Lasers can be deployed on both sides of a conflict so the threat of having one cause eye damage is a very real, but new problem.  Imagine a scenario where two combatant teams are lasing each other in an attempt to range each other’s location.  The person using binoculars or a scope is particularly at risk for laser radiation exposure as the optic creates a direct funnel to the eye.  Steiner was the first company in the world to develop a filter coating to protect users of optics from this type of exposure.
Steiner, the world leader in laser protection technology, worked with a broad selection of its military clients from around the world during research and development of this filter.  They created the technology and then applied it to the inside of lenses in binoculars.  This is optimal as it does not change the dimensions or weight of the optic.  Plus, it also means the filter is will still function even if the external portion of the lens is damaged.  This filter comes available in two levels of protection, LPF Gen II and LPF Gen III.

LPF Gen. II: Extreme protection level

Absolutely 100% reliable protection against any laser starting at 800 nm up to max. 1.600 nm (broad band protection). Gen. II laser protection is absorbing (not reflecting) any laser impact and offers the highest security level available on the market.
At 800 nm    → OD 1,2  (optical density)
At 1.064 nm → OD 4,3

LPF Gen. III: Ultimate extra protection level

In addition to the protection offered by LPF Gen II (800 – 1.600 nm) Steiner LPF Gen. III offers extra protection at 532 nm (green laser). Green lasers are typical civilian lasers which can cause significant harm to the human eye.
At 532 nm     → OD 4,0
At 800 nm     → OD 2,0
At 1.064 nm  → OD 7,2

Outstanding performance with a new layer of protection

Steiner optics equipped with LPF Gen II and LPF Gen III still offer the same high performance and rugged durability you’ve come to expect, with an added layer of protection against evolving threats.

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New Steiner S-Series Battle Sights

The amount of gear that modern infantry soldier carry into the field has consistently grown over the years. The new Steiner S-Series battle sights ensure that the optics contribute more performance for less weight.

These next-gen prism battle sights have it all — wider field of view, larger eye box and eye relief, faster acquisition, simple operation, unmatched optics and accuracy.

There are two sights in the series—S332 with 3x magnification and S432 with 4x magnification. Versatile enough to be utilized on carbines or machine guns, they provide shooters with a clear aiming point in all light conditions and all battlefield scenarios – from close quarter combat to medium range engagement or any situation in between with the ability to retarget instantaneously.
The compact S332 and S442, 3x and 4x magnification respectively, give shooters mid-range supremacy with astonishing fields of view of 12.9 yards and 15.4 yards at 100 meters. An unrivaled 80 mm of eye relief allows getting on target even when perfect positioning is not possible.
A large eye box and quality glass provides brilliant clarity in all environments while simple rotary digital controls located on the side make adjusting windage, elevation and reticle brightness convenient. Both sights come with the easy-to-use rapid dot reticles that are available in 7.62 and 5.56 calibrations. Additional attachment points are provided for adding lasers and other accessories.
The S-Series is designed to never fail. It is waterproof to 10 meters (33ft.), 100% fogproof (nitrogen filled) and can withstand up to 900 Gs of impact. Both sights are powered by one CR2032 battery.


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HENSOLDT Presents Train DrivingTraining System for Tablets


Berlin, Germany, 12 September 2018 – HENSOLDT presents for the first time its new tablet-based training system for train drivers at InnoTrans 2018, the international trade show for transport technology and vehicle systems. The new training system uniquely combines Computer-Based Training (CBT) with guided simulation, enabling theory oriented as well as practice-based training. Train drivers can thus easily extend their driving training to qualify for the latest standard of the European Train Control System (ETCS). The ETCS is currently implemented across Europe and all train drivers have to be trained during the implementation phase for the new standard. HENSOLDT’s new training system makes it easy for all train drivers to gain the necessary qualifications.
The training system reduces on-site training times and thus increases the availability of train drivers. The system is also designed to ease learning by being very user-friendly. It guides the user step by step through the simulation training, while he always has access to the electronic reference guide. The training is also structured in individual modules, allowing the train drivers to learn independently and at their own pace. It can be used with the most popular Android tablets; other operating systems will follow.
The new tablet-based training by HENSOLDT is the easiest way to qualify train drivers, sustain their knowledge and inform them of the latest releases of standards and procedures. It fits perfectly to HENSOLDT´s worldwide sold and comprehensive portfolio of Train Driving Simulators, reaching from CBT solutions up to Full Motion Simulators.

See it yourself at InnoTrans in Berlin from September 18-21 in hall 6, stand 112.

HENSOLDT is a global pioneer of technology and innovation in the area of defence and security electronics. The company is a market leader in civilian and military sensor solutions, developing new products to counter evolving threats based on disruptive concepts in such fields as big data, robotics and cyber security. With a workforce of some 4,300 employees, HENSOLDT generates revenues of more than 1 billion euros per year.

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Federal Premium Introduces Unprimed Brass for Handloaders

ANOKA, Minnesota – September 12, 2018 – Federal Premium offers a wider variety of unprimed brass for a full range of common rifle and handgun cartridges, including the all-new 224 Valkyrie. This product line includes seventeen various calibers sold in 50- or 100-count packs. Shipments of this product have been delivered to dealers.
Reloaders who insist on the best trust Federal Premium brass cases. The company has been producing the industry’s finest brass since the early 1950s, when the first centerfire rounds rolled off its machines, and the tradition continues today.
Features & Benefits
• Reputation for industry’s best brass
• Precise dimensional tolerances ensure peak accuracy
• Consistent volumes and performance
• Case shoulders and necks are annealed for long life and easier resizing
• 50- and 100-count bags
Part No. / Description / MSRP
PR223UPB100 / 223 Rem. Unprimed Brass 100-count / $35.95
PR22250UPB100 / 22-250 Rem. Unprimed Brass 100-count / $49.95
PR224VLKUPB100 / 224 Valkyrie Unprimed Brass 100-count / $34.95
PR243UPB50 / 243 Win. Unprimed Brass 50-count / $34.95
PR270UPB50 / 270 Win. Unprimed Brass 50-count / $34.95
PR270WSMUPB50 / 270 WSM Unprimed Brass 50-count / $49.95
PR7UPB50 / 7mm Rem. Magnum Unprimed Brass 50-count / $44.95
PR3030UPB50 / 30-30 Win. Unprimed Brass 50-count / $29.95
PR308UPB50 / 308 Win. Unprimed Brass 50-count / $29.95
PR3006UPB50 / 30-06 Sprg. Unprimed Brass 50-count / $32.95
PR300UPB50 / 300 Win. Magnum Unprimed Brass 50-count / $46.95
PR300WSMUPB50 / 300 WSM Unprimed Brass 50-count / $49.95
PR338FUPB50 / 338 Federal Unprimed Brass 50-count / $34.95
PH327UPB100 / 327 Federal Unprimed Brass 100-count / $34.95
PH9UPB100 / 9mm Luger Unprimed Brass 100-count / $32.95
PH40UPB100 / 40 S&W Unprimed Brass 100-count / $39.95
PH45UPB100 / 45 Auto Unprimed Brass 100-count / $39.95
Federal Premium is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Federal Premium, go to

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SIRT’s New SPOT Trainer



Changing from iron sights to a reflex sight takes some training. If you haven’t worked the mechanics, adding a reflex sight may actually slow your shooting down initially. The SPOT is a very simple and cost effective way to train for your reflexive optic. The SPOT fits on your your SIRT slide (110 models currently) and uses the red trigger take up laser to mimic the dot in a pistol mounted optic (e.g. an RMR TM).

  • Allows you to see the red dot even when it is outside of the sight.
  • Durable plastic stands up to rigorous training
  • Easy installation
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Modular Rifle Stock Production Launched




The production of a versatile rifle stock that enables operatives to discharge their firearms while wearing a ballistic helmet with the visor fully lowered has been launched.

164 year old survival equipment manufacturers, BCB International Ltd,  first unveiled the FRAMM® modular stock at DSEI 2017.  The FRAMM® is an adjustable and foldable stock that allows firearms officers to comfortably discharge their firearms in all firing positions. 

BCB International’s FRAMM® Project Manager, Philippe Minchin, confirmed that the stock is now in production:  “Production has been launched for the H&K G36, B&T 40×46 and HK-UMP variants of the stock.  In the near future we plan to start the production of FRAMM variants for: FN HERSTAL-SCAR, HK-MP5 A2, HK-MP5K-PDW, BERETTA-ARX 160, REMINGTON-ACR, CZ-805 A1 BREN, SIG SAUER-550/551.., SIG SAUER MCX, B&T-APC556.  The FRAMM® is good news for law enforcement professionals because it removes the inconvenience for both non-visored and visored officers of having to alternate between different buttstocks to fit the situations they are faced with.

“At a press of a button, the FRAMM® enables a firearms officer to switch from a classic straight stock alignment to a lowered setting of their choosing;  thereby eliminating the risk of their helmet visors or gas respirator masks interfering with the shouldering, aiming and firing of their weapon.  Whether it is in crowd control,  close quarters battle or CBRN  situations, the FRAMM® stock suits all mission requirements. “

BCB International Ltd are seeking dealers and distributors for the FRAMM® stock.

To find out how you can become a FRAMM® dealer please e-mail: info@bcbin.com

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Go West Trading Selects Laura Burgess Marketing to Launch Predator Ammo

Go West Trading’s Predator projectile for long range hunting and shooting transcends any current long-range projectile technology today. Unprecedented distances without destabilization make the Predator projectile capable of extending accurately effective range by 20 percent.

Las Vegas, Nev. (September 2018)Go West Trading (GWT), manufacturers of American-made rifle brass, have partnered with industry public relations firm, Laura Burgess Marketing (LBM) to create buzz around a ground-breaking development in rifle projectiles: the Predator.

GWT, a team of entrepreneurs consisting of former military and law enforcement professionals with an extensive background in firearms and ammunition manufacturing, started the company to manufacture the highest quality, American-made rifle brass for civilians, law enforcement and the military. As the team developed their nine-step manufacturing process and created the ultimate long-range projectile in the Predator, they also partnered with American Reserve Munitions to load the projectiles. With several sales partners now carrying the Predator cartridge, GWT sought a public relations partner to get the word out about this new technology. In addition to their patented design or the Predator projectile, Go West Trading also has to additional ammunition tiers available: The Patriot for hunting and plinking and the Penetrator for law enforcement. All three ammo tiers are available in .338, 6.5 Creedmoor, .260 Remington and .308.

“Go West Trading needed only one more piece to the puzzle to go to market. We needed someone who had the ability to reach deep within our sports shooting market to reach media resources and the long-range shooting community. We knew we could do that with Laura Burgess Marketing,” Brian Lockerman, president of GWT, said.

“The long-range, or precision shooting market, has been growing at a steady pace over the last few years and from my vantage point, I see an escalation in the participation of this sport,” Laura Burgess, president of LBM, added. “I am excited to represent a company that has taken the commitment of developing American-made products with such a high standard in product performance. I am confident that long-range shooters and hunters will consider Predator ammo to be their number one choice in the field and on the range.”

About Go West Trading:

Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, Go West Trading is a manufacturer dedicated to producing the finest American-made rifle brass using the toughest quality control standards available.

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Hurricane Advisory from HIGH SPEED GEAR

Just a quick High Speed Gear update.
Hurricane Florence is approaching the East Coast of the United States which is where the headquarters for High Speed Gear resides.  Currently we are on limited shut down and as the storm continues to approach we will be on full shut down.

Our goal is to be back up and running come Monday.  HSGI facility has large scale generator that will power our building during any outage; yet our number one goal is the safety of our most valued asset … our employees.
If you have any questions please feel free to email us. Our email systems will continue working throughout the next few days. We will return your emails as we can.
You all know us, we do what it takes to make it happen and we will be back on track quickly so that we can take care “OUR” business.
Be safe and we will speak soon!
Bill Babboni and the entire High Speed Gear Team
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As you go about your busy day, pause to remember 9-11 and those who perished on that day. Remember the responders who gave their lives and continue to suffer from the events of that day!

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Nammo Completes First Live Firing of Only European F-35 Test Gun

The GAU-22 firing at Nammo’s test center at Raufoss.


Last week Nammo completed the first live fire trials of its recently installed GAU-22, the 4-barrelled Gatling gun carried by the F-35 Lightning II.

Housed in a purpose built facility at Raufoss, Norway, the gun is the only one of its kind outside the United States. This again makes Nammo the only ammunition provider for the F-35 able to conduct a full range of verification and acceptance testing for every production lot independently.

“This setup is really unique, in that allows us to do all the testing we need just minutes away from the production site. That again means that can cut down the time between a production lot leaving the factory, and when it is tested and ready to go to the customer. It also means we can have a much higher confidence in the quality of the products we deliver, as we are able to control every aspect of the process from beginning to end,” said program director for aircraft ammunition in Nammo, Anders Nyhus.

The GAU-22 and its associated facility have been acquired through an agreement with the Norwegian Defense Materiel Agency as part of the development of Nammo’s APEX-ammunition for the F-35. The APEX is the only ammunition type available for the F-35 that will allow the aircraft to use its gun effectively in any scenario, both peace time air-policing and wartime operations against enemy aircraft and ground units.

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Essex Junction, Vermont (September 10, 2018) – Revision Military, a world leader in military head systems and helmet solutions, has won a helmet contract with the U.S. Coast Guard (contract ID: 70Z02318DMNQ07400). Revision was competitively selected against other solutions and will deliver a custom helmet system inspired by the company’s Batlskin Caiman™ Bump Helmet System. The helmet system is built on a skeletonized, lightweight base that is ideal for affixing headborne equipment and is specifically designed for the turbulence and physicality of maritime and mobile maneuvers experienced by boat crew Coast Guardsmen.

“Revision’s proven strength is delivering tailored solutions built to the precise and unique demands of its customers,” said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO, Revision Military. “We are proud to continue this commitment through our development of the custom solution selected by the U.S. Coast Guard. Revision worked directly with users to tailor this helmet system to the challenges consistently faced by Coast Guard boat crews. This helmet system is particularly notable because it is based on some of the most exciting protective head systems developments Revision has made in in recent years. Leveraging the unique versatility and scalability of our Caiman Bump system, and the ultra-comfortable APEX Liner System developed for the Caiman suite, Revision is set to deliver a reliable protection solution that meaningfully enhances operational effectiveness for these dynamic users.”

The contract with the U.S. Coast Guard stipulates a 12-month base period, with four 12-month option periods, over which time Revision will deliver these custom helmet systems. Like this tailored Coast Guard boat crew system, Revision’s Caiman Bump Helmet consists of a reinforced polymer shell that places a premium on scalability and integration for maritime and mobile operations while providing blunt impact protection that meets U.S. Army ACH standards. The Caiman Bump system also features improved ventilation, five-size comfort fit, and comms system-ready geometry. The Batlskin Caiman Bump System is available as a global solution for other Coast Guards and Naval Boarding Parties seeking a unique combination of integration, scalability, performance, and protection.

Revision’s Batlskin Caiman™ Boat Crew Bump Head System will be delivered to U.S. Boat Crew Coast Guardsmen as part of the new helmet contract.

Above: Revision’s Batlskin Caiman™ Boat Crew Bump Head System will be delivered to U.S. Boat Crew Coast Guardsmen as part of the new helmet contract. The helmet shown on the right reflects optional Revision skeletonized side rails and Wilcox® L4 Series Shroud.

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The NTOA’s 18th Annual Crisis Negotiations Conference Agenda Now Available

Registration and the full agenda for the conference, which will be held at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona, Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, 2018, are now live.

Colorado Springs, Colo. (September 2018) – The National Tactical Officers Association(NTOA) is proud to announce the full agenda for the 18th Annual Crisis Negotiations Conference is now available. The conference will be held at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona, Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, 2018. Attendees can register for the event here:http://training.ntoa.org/registration/cntregistration.asp.

The role of crisis negotiator is vital to the successful resolution of critical incidents. The 18thAnnual Crisis Negotiations Conference will feature several thought-provoking seminars and timely incident debriefs providing meaningful and high-quality training to enhance law enforcement professionals’ tactics, leadership and professionalism.

The conference’s training seminars are lecture-based, and may include some tabletop exercises and group discussions. Seminars typically are two or four hours. The numerous debrief presentations will focus on recent real-world incidents, providing attendees a firsthand look from officers involved in these situations and how they were handled.

Here are just a few of the topics included in this year’s event:

  • Millennials and CNT Teams: Bridging the Gap, presented by Dr. Tina Jaeckle
  • Negotiating Wellness, presented by Sgt. Sally Panzer
  • The Kill Line, presented by Dr. Andy Young
  • Seven-Hour Hostage Barricade – A Father with a Gun and his Three-Year-Old Daughter, presented by Officer Joe Campagna
  • Fixing the Disconnect Between CNT and Tactical, presented by Sgt. Wayne DuBois
  • Suicide – An Unexpected Ending, presented by Det. Joe Pannullo
  • CNT vs. SWAT Response to Barricaded Suicidal Subjects, presented by Charlie Albrecht and Jim Goodman
  • Incident Debrief: Hostage Incident, Kennewick, WA, presented by Chris Guerrero, Jarin Whitby and Jeremy Taylor
  • Educating SWAT: Basic Negotiation for Operators, presented by Harry Drucker
  • Incident Debrief: Jonah Lane Hostage Rescue, presented by Sgt. Wayne DuBois
  • Panel Discussion: Maximizing Negotiations Effectiveness from Team Lead to Team Dynamics, presented by Pat Doering, Harry Drucker, Sean Pollock and Victor Torres

A complete agenda of seminars and incident debriefs can be viewed here:http://public.ntoa.org/default.asp?action=confagenda&confid=10.

In order to make the Crisis Negotiations Conference accessible to more members of the law enforcement community, the NTOA has expanded its registration options to include a one-day attendance package, in addition to the full conference package.

Conference lodging registration is also now open. NTOA conference attendees can book their stay by calling 877-800-4888. To ensure a smooth reservation process, use “2018 Crisis Negotiations Conference” as the event name when making reservations. Reservations must be made by Sept. 28, 2018 in order to receive the discounted rate.

Keep updated on the latest announcements by following the NTOA on Facebook, Twitter,Instagram and LinkedIn and searching for #CNTPhoenix on social media.

For more information on the National Tactical Officers Association, visit www.ntoa.org or call 800-279-9127. Join the NTOA today and start receiving the benefits of better training and stay on top of the ever-changing and challenging world of law enforcement.

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TRACT Optics™ Announces Exclusive One-Day Warehouse Sale


HUMMELSTOWN, PA. – September 10, 2018 – TRACT Optics has announced a one-day warehouse sales event taking place on September 22, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The sale will be held at the TRACT Optics headquarters at 119 North Duke Street, Hummelstown, PA., and will give customers an opportunity to receive exclusive savings on top-rated optics, raffles and prizes, and expert in-person advice from co-founders Jon Allen and Jon LaCorte.

“The TRACT Optics warehouse sale is a rare opportunity for end-users to see products in person, talk to knowledgeable team members and take advantage of special offers on our award-winning optics,” said TRACT Co-Founder Jon LaCorte. “We’re also honored to welcome local vendors to participate in the sale and give customers even more chances to save on some of the industry’s best hunting and outdoor products. We invite anyone in or near our headquarters to attend on September 22 and get in on this limited-time event.”

Additional vendors attending the warehouse sales event will include Wasp Archery, Montana Decoy and Baron Outdoor Luggage. More information about the sale can be obtained by contacting TRACT Optics directly at 844-747-4928, support@tractoptics.comor online chat.

The full TRACT product line is available at tractoptics.com. The website offers users and optics enthusiasts a comprehensive educational resource with blogs, videos and social media connections. Specific questions or inquiries can also be answered by calling 844-747-4928.

About TRACT Optics

TRACT Optics is an advanced brand and product line built 100% for the needs of today’s hunters and shooters. The company was born from decades of optics industry experience and has grown into a consumer-direct brand that offers the best quality, value and overall product support. TRACT offers a full line of binoculars and riflescopes for all disciplines of hunting and shooting. More information is available on the complete lineup at tractoptics.com.

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To Our Friends and Readers in NC, SC and VA Beach Batten Down the Hatches


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Savage Service Purchase Program Going Strong

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – September 7, 2018 – Savage appreciates the sacrifices made every day by the countless men and women who protect and serve our communities. In support of all they do and have done, the popular firearms company is now offering discounted pricing to all active duty, veteran and retired military, first responders and law enforcement personnel.
The “Savage Service Program”—already underway—offers qualified customers the opportunity to directly purchase firearms at 30 percent off Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) which will be shipped to their preferred Savage dealer for delivery. Official program dates are September 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.
The Savage Service Program is available to the individuals with approved purchaser credentials. This includes Federal, State, County and City Law Enforcement (LE) officers; EMT’s, Fire Fighters, Volunteer Fire Fighters, and Paramedics; Military personnel, active, retired and veterans, including Reservists and National Guard; Corrections Officers, including Parole and Probation Officers; State Licensed Armed Security Officers Employed by State Licensed Security Companies; Commercial Pilots and Federal Flight Deck Officers; Court Judges; and LE Academy Cadets.
“This isn’t a limited program. All of our firearms qualify for this opportunity—from our newly redesigned centerfire Model 110s with AccuFit stocks to our many award-winning rimfire rifles as well,” said Senior Marketing Manager Shimanski. “This program also includes the popular Modern Sporting Rifles (MSR) which were voted ‘2018 Golden Bullseye Rifle of the Year’ Winner by NRA Shooting Illustrated.”
Qualifying customers must properly fill out a program order form, supply a copy of their preferred ship-to FFL and a copy of their law enforcement or military credentials. Eligible participants may purchase two firearms per calendar year under this program from Savage. Estimated delivery is approximately 8-12 weeks from date of order. Discounts not applicable on special order (custom) firearms.
For full details on the program including more on who qualifies, how to qualify, how to order and other terms, please visit
To learn more about Savage and many new products, including the AccuFit system, visit

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Venetian and Palazzo Hotels Join in Sponsoring NSSF’s 2018 CMO Summit

40ea3ad6-12bc-4043-b85e-dbd718a24e92NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation®(NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that Las Vegas’ Venetian and Palazzo hotels have signed on to be Supporting Sponsors of the organization’s 2018 CMO Summit. The luxury hotel complex is NSSF’s headquarters hotel for the annual SHOT Show.

“Having worked closely with the professionals at the Venetian and Palazzo during our years partnering with them at SHOT Show, I can personally vouch for their expertise in marketing and advertising,” said Melissa Schilling, NSSF Director, Conferences & Exhibitions. “Everyone attending this year’s CMO Summit will surely benefit from the insights they bring to the table.”

The 2018 CMO Summit takes place September 18-19 at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. This year’s forum, NSSF’s second, will highlight real-time data mining, trends in digital marketing, the opportunities and pitfalls within social media and the divergent pathways media consumption is taking. The conference features a number of highly regarded speakers, including Bonnier Media’s Executive Vice President Gregory Gatto, best-selling authors Jon Gordon and Jack Uldrich, and ShopperBridge.com co-founder Beth Gregg.

In addition to the main conference, this year a special Research Track will be hosted post-conference. Taking place throughout the Wednesday afternoon following the close of the Summit, the Research Track will begin with a working lunch, followed by interactive discussions on customer engagement, artificial intelligence and chatbot utilization, multi-generational buying intel and fresh ways of discovering what drives today’s buyer.

All marketing, public relations and advertising professionals in or working with the firearms industry are strongly encouraged to attend this year’s CMO Summit. NSSF Members receive a discounted registration fee. Seating is limited and this event is selling quickly. Full conference registration information, including rates, nearest airport, club amenities and area dining and entertainment options are available here. The conference agenda and speaker information are also available.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information on how your company can support this summit, contact Chris Tatulli, NSSF Director, Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales, atctatulli@nssf.org or 203-426-1320 ext. 214.

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Applied Ballistics 2018 Fall Seminar.

The fall seminar is 8 weeks away, and will be held at the Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club just outside of Fayetteville North Carolina. Registration includes all 5 Applied Ballistics books, both DVD sets, AB Analytics, and a swag bag. It also includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner for both days. Join us on Oct 29th and 20th for the last seminar of this year.

*Seminar is restricted to US Citizens only, we might get lucky but doubtful for this seminar. Future seminars should be open to international attendees.

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Enter for a chance to own a piece of history: the M17 Commemorative!


Enter for a chance to own a piece of history: the M17 Commemorative!


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Mitigate Aggressive Muzzle Effects with the AAC Brakeout 2.0 SG12

Huntsville, AL – Advanced Armament Corporation (AAC) introduced the newest addition to the brakeout muzzle device series, the Brakeout 2.0 SG12.

The Brakeout 2.0 SG12 was developed to mitigate the aggressive muzzle effects of defensive-use shotguns. The Brakeout 2.0 SG12 has proven to reduce both felt recoil and muzzle flash for any shotgun utilizing a RemChoke compatible barrel. By incorporating RemChoke architecture into the Brakeout 2.0 SG12 users will be assured of accuracy with rifled slugs and consistent shot patterns with both lead and steel shot.

The Brakeout 2.0 SG12 is machined from a single piece of heat treated 17-4 stainless steel and features a durable black oxide finish. The breaching points defined by the tines of the patented Blackout-style 3-prong flash hider reset the bar for versatility and combined performance for today’s tactical breaching choke tubes.




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Advanced Armament Corp., LLC (AAC)

Advanced Armament Corp., LLC (AAC), headquartered in Huntsville, AL is an industry-leading supplier of noise and flash signature reduction devices and combat-related accessories for the military, government and commercial markets. With their innovative design concepts, technologically-advanced manufacturing techniques, and core focus on the end-user, AAC silencers and accessories have been selected by major firearms manufacturers, law enforcement agencies, commercial consumers, and military organizations globally since the company’s inception in 1994.

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Lyman® Products Exhibiting at the 2nd Annual NRA Carry Guard Expo

Lyman will be showing everything from reloading tools and presses to the latest in handgun accessories at booth #335.

Middletown, Conn. (September 2018)Lyman® Products will be exhibiting everything for the concealed carry customer at the National Rifle Association’s Carry Guard Expo in Richmond, Virginia, Sept. 14 – 16, 2018 at booth #335. The three-day event is host to over 120 seminars and workshops. Open to the public and to NRA members at a discounted entrance fee, the event is the second one produced by the NRA specifically for the self-defense, concealed carry customer. The seminars and workshops feature a range of offerings from handloading, firearms basics, less-lethal, legal and women’s interests. Some seminars and workshops are free, and some will require an entry fee.

“With gun ownership on the rise and more states passing concealed carry legislation, we find more first-time gun owners becoming interested in other aspects of the shooting sports, including reloading,” Trevor Mullen, VP of Global Business Development, said. “The added value of the NRA Carry Guard Expo is not only meeting these new customers, but also being able to sell directly to them during the show.”

Lyman, known for their reloading and ballistic expertise, will be exhibiting their three new presses and press kits, case cleaning and prep equipment, scales, dies and much more, including their library of reliable and informative reloading data books. Lyman’s Pachmayr® brand of grips and enhancers, featuring the Lyman proprietary Decelerator® recoil-reducing material, will also be on display. The revolutionary new Guardian Grip™ will also be available for Ruger® LCR and S&W J Frame revolvers.

“Lyman Products carries everything a new shooter would need to get started in the sport from grips to shooting bags,” Mullen continued. “And we carry additional firearms accessories and reloading products so a new shooter can continue to grow in his or her sport and rely on Lyman to back them up with over 140 years of shooting sports knowledge.”

About Lyman® Products:

Lyman® Products, founded by avid outdoorsman, William Lyman, has been innovating firearms, reloading accessories and gear for 140 years. Today, using advanced technologies, Lyman is in the forefront of meeting the needs of shooters and reloaders across the world. Whether pioneering the use of digital technology in reloading tools or reintroducing “antique” calibers and bullet molds, Lyman continues to improve and innovate the tools and accessories used by serious shooters and reloaders.

Lyman products and brands are available nationally through firearms and sporting goods dealers and mail order companies. Pachmayr, TacStar, Trius Traps, A-Zoom Precision Snap Caps, Butch’s Gun Care and Targdots are also Lyman brands.

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I’m For Wine and The Embrace of Questionable Women.

It’s Friday and time for a little R&R. I hope everyone had a productive week. Last week we lost an American warrior, Senator John McCain, so out of respect for the Senator and his family we did not publish our weekly shoot-the-shit. It’s the very least we could do to honor his memory. Remember that shoot the shits are open to anyone whether you know anything about the subject or not. You can also make unsupported comments, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone you wish or change the subject. So let’s get started.

Corey Booker

How many of you watched Judge Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings? I watched all three days and I was exhausted, so I can only imagine what Judge Kavanaugh was feeling. I’m surprised his wife didn’t intravenously hook him up to a coffee pot. Throughout the hearings, it was apparent to me that he’s a decent human being, one that you’d love to have as a neighbor, and an active member of his community. Also apparent was his temperament and knowledge of the law. Democrats on the committee, with exception of Dianne Feinstein – way to go Dianne, were hitting the nominee with question that were insane. It was like being asked: “Do you believe that God can create a stone so heavy that he himself could not lift it.”

Judge Brett Kavanaugh will be a great jurist! I’ll guarantee you that Senators Schumer and Blumenthal will be installing  life support equipment in Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s office, jusssst in case!

Senator Booker, from the great Garden State, took the booby prize. He threatened to release documents marked “Committee Confidential” to reveal racial profiling by Judge Kavanaugh, knowing that it violates Senate rules, and offering to be expelled from the Senate calling it his “Spartacus” moment. Tremendous drama with one minor detail, the documents had already been been released the day before. Well Senator Booker… If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.” (John Kenneth Galbraith)

Have a great weekend readers. Enjoy some quality time with your buds and family!

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“First Responders Serving First Responders”


At Tripwire Operations Group we believe that the most highly-trained keep our nation safe, and we help facilitate this through a multi-avenue approach…

  • Sell energetic materials and supplies for use in blasting, military, ordnance/IED disposal, R&D, proficiency training, detection K9, breaching operations, and more.
  • Provide critical life-saving training courses for local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies including SWAT/ESU type units; various US & foreign military, SOF, and SF units; medical personnel; firefighters; HAZMAT technicians; EOD/Bomb Squad technicians; explosive detection K9 teams; SAR personnel; other first responder personnel; as well as civilians (firearms and first aid).
  • Host an annual training conference and vendor exhibit that offers over 25 world-renowned instructors and 60 industry leading vendors.
  • Publish a FREE, online magazine (BRAVO-3), which facilitates the transfer of information, on an international scale, that is vital to the mission of law enforcement, emergency personnel, military, and first responders.



  • HME for K-9 Teams | Multiple Dates
  • Large Hide for K-9 Teams | Multiple Dates
  • RTG LE Pistol 101 | September 25
  • RTG Patrol Rifle 101 | September 26
  • RTG Pistol Combatives 202 | September 27
  • RTG Patrol Rifle Combatives 202 | September 28
  • RTG Pistol Vehicle Operations | September 29
  • Explosive Breaching Operations | Multiple Dates
  • HME Awareness | Multiple Dates
  • HME Operations | Multiple Dates
  • Explosive Materials Handler | December 17-18
  • Tactical Shooter Medicine | December 19

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ArachniGRIP® Offers Slide Spider® for Glock


(Parker, CO) – ArachniGRIP®, creator and manufacturer of the innovative Slide Spider® adhesive slide grip, is proud to offer the Slide Spider for select Glock handguns.
The Slide Spider, by ArachniGRIP, is a patented one piece adhesive grip wrap applied to semi auto pistol slides. The grip is designed to enhance safety and control in the operation of the hand gun. ArachniGRIP is happy to offer multiple product options to fit a variety of Glock handguns.
“Creating a Slide Spider option for Glock handguns was important to us,” says Robert Biedenbach of ArachniGRIP®. “We know they are a very popular choice for handgun owners, and they have a reputation backed by quality products. We’re proud to offer our slide grip to the community of Glock owners.”
The Slide Spider enables the shooter to gain increased control through a safe and secure hold. The product offers additional tactical advantages under challenging operating conditions, including extreme moisture and temperature. In addition, the product aids shooters with weak or weakened hand strength and those with medical conditions such as arthritis.
The Slide Spider recently concluded a one year Testing and Evaluation program by an active military unit. The grip underwent extreme environmental assessments and was deemed to be reliable while withstanding over 20,000 rounds of live fire.
See the full list of available options for Glock compatibility
here. The product size is approximately 1″ by 3″. MSRP is $19.95.
For more information about ArachniGRIP products, visit www.arachnigrip.com. 

About ArachniGRIP®:
ArachniGRIP® was founded by two lifelong firearms enthusiasts. We are located in Parker, Colorado, at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Our company believes that all shooters should have the advantages of proper equipment and training. Our products and instructional videos are designed to aid shooters in the safe, practical use and control of their firearms.

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AirMap Platform SDK Now Compatible with Dronecode through QGroundControl

AirMap Platform SDK Readily Accessible to Developers and OEMS through Dronecode

Developers and drone manufacturers everywhere can now easily access and consume mission-critical UTM services to power safe drone operations at scale.
Today we announced the open-source version of the AirMap Platform SDK that is compatible with the Dronecode project and can be built into the QGroundControl code base used by developers and OEMs across the industry.
With the AirMap Platform SDK pre-integrated into QGC, developers can readily access and consume UTM services, including advisories, pilot authentication, flight planning, compliance briefings, real-time traffic alerts and an alpha release of airspace maps, with very little development work required.
Connected drones can also share live flight positions to the AirMap platform for real-time feedback about the airspace environment for enhanced situational awareness.

“Having QGroundControl pre-integrated with AirMap’s Platform SDK allows us to enhance the safety and efficiency of our operations with core UTM capabilities,” said Dr. Jamey Jacob, Director of Unmanned Systems Research Institute at Oklahoma State University.

Attending InterDrone 2018? Visit the Dronecode booth (#822) for a demo.

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Sidewinder Venom™ Kits from Adaptive Tactical Back in Stock

After several months, the updated full line of Sidewinder Venom™ Kits are now back in stock and available for immediate shipping.

Nampa, Idaho (September 2018)Adaptive Tactical, LLC, manufacturers of innovative firearm stocks and accessories, is pleased to announce that its full line of Sidewinder Venom™ Kits are back in stock and ready for immediate shipping. The Sidewinder Venom Kits allow the user to transform a Mossberg® 12 gauge 500/88 or 590 shotgun into a Sidewinder Venom mag-fed shotgun system. Also due for release in late 2018 is the Venom 10 Round Rotary Kit for the Mossberg Shockwave.

“This has been a very long process, but we are happy to say that our backorders have been fulfilled and our website is live and inventory is back in stock for new orders! We had an extended vendor delay that prolonged the process and unfortunately prevented us from shipping our Sidewinder Venom Kits. We do not sacrifice quality, reliability or, in general, release a product that does not meet our standards and ultimately, our customer’s standards. We are truly excited to have the updated Sidewinder Venom Kits available to all our customers who have patiently waited for it,” commented Gary Cauble, director of sales and marketing for Adaptive Tactical.

The Sidewinder Venom Kit delivers faster cycle times and reliable, lightning fast reloads. Users can go from empty to fully loaded in seconds for the ultimate in home defense. Kits are available for either the 500, 88 or 590 series of Mossberg 12-gauge pump shotguns configured with 5/6 shot magazine tubes and 18.5” barrels. Complete shotgun magazine conversion kits for at home installation includes either a five-round box, 10-round box or 10-round rotary magazine and includes a forend with action bars, magazine tube, barrel clamp, forend grip, emery cloth and simple installation guide.

The made in U.S.A. Sidewinder Venom Kits, designed for owner installation, are manufactured from durable polymer and alloy construction. This ambidextrous design improves firearm versatility and performance with guaranteed reliable feeding.

For more information on Adaptive Tactical, visit www.adaptivetactical.com

Venom™ 10 Rnd. Rotary Kit – Mossberg® Shockwave Edition.

About Adaptive Tactical:

Adaptive Tactical’s design team, a proven leader in firearm stock and accessory innovation, led the way in award winning recoil dampening shotgun and rifle stocks and accessories. Manufacturers of the popular Sidewinder Venom™ mag-fed shotgun system and ADTAC stock systems, Adaptive offers products focused on improving speed, performance and versatility for military, LE, defense, range and competition applications.www.adaptivetactical.com

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