SIG SAUER Academy Hosts 2021 Adaptive Defensive Shooting Summit with Industry Partners

SIG SAUER Academy Hosts 2021 Adaptive Defensive Shooting Summit with Industry Partners

NEWINGTON, N.H., (September 15, 2021) – SIG SAUER Academy, the leading provider of the highest quality firearms instruction and tactical training in the world, is pleased to announce the successful completion and results of the 2021 Adaptive Defensive Shooting Summit held at the SIG SAUER Academy in Epping, New Hampshire September 10-11. 

The Adaptive Defensive Shooting Summit (ADSS) is an accessible shooting event for people with disabilities of all skill levels and knowledge of firearms.  This is an IDPA style match featuring eight scenario-based stages testing all skill levels and disciplines, with 27 competitors that competed in a Carry-Optics or Stock Service Pistol Divisions.  The results from the match are as follows:

Overall Match Champion: Greg Washburn

Carry Optics Division: Greg Washburn

Stock Service Pistol Division: Chris Fleming

High-Lady: Brooke King

“The Adaptive Shooting Summit is a fantastic event that brings together industry manufacturers and organizations across the firearms industry to host the premier competition for competitive shooters with disabilities.  The match continues to grow and has proved to be a success in attracting new shooters to the sport,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc.  “This year’s competition was fierce, and the challenging course of fire tested the marksmanship skills of every competitor in low light, close quarter, and concealed carry scenarios, that was great to watch as they progressed from stage to stage.  Congratulations to all the competitors and top finishers at this year’s match.”

The 2021 Adaptive Shooting Summit was sponsored by: ANR Designs, Canik, Colt, Camp Freedom, GLOCK, Honored American Veterans Afield (H.A.V.A), Hunters Gold, ICARUS Precision, IDPA, The Independence Fund, Mossberg, Mobis Mobility, National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), Ruger, SIG SAUER, SIG SAUER Academy, SIRT Next Level Training, Smith & Wesson, SCCY, and Tandemkross.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 250 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision.  Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens.  Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy.  Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER has over 2,300 employees across nine locations.  For more information about the company and product line visit:


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EOTECH® G43 & G45 Magnifiers Enhance Any Holographic Weapon Sight (HWS)

EOTECH® G43 & G45 Magnifiers Enhance Any Holographic

Weapon Sight (HWS)

Ann Arbor, Michigan (September 15, 2021) – Target detection, identification and precise engagement are essential in fast-moving scenarios where operators transition from close to mid-range targets. EOTECH Magnifiers enhance any EOTECH Holographic Weapon Sight (HWS) by enlarging the target’s image when needed. EOTECH’s G43 and G45 magnifiers pair perfectly with any EOTECH HWS, transforming them into flexible CQC to medium-range weapon sight systems.

The magnifiers include a Switch-to-Side magnifier mount with a locking, adjustable, quick-detach lever. When mounted, the magnifier snaps into place behind the HWS when needed and out of the way when not required. Its ambidextrous design switches either to the right or left to accommodate the shooter’s preference. Both magnifiers feature tool-free vertical and horizontal adjustments for simple reticle centering. An adjustable diopter quickly focuses the magnifier to suit the user’s eyes.

“The biggest advantage the magnifiers offer with a Holographic Weapon Sight is that the dot size doesn’t change when viewed with magnification” said Mark Miller, Product Manager for EOTECH. “The target enlarges, but the dot remains 1MOA providing greater accuracy. This is different from red dots because their dots will grow in size at the same rate as the target, so no additional precision is gained.”

Both the G43 and G45 magnifiers have similar specifications; the biggest difference is their magnification. The G43 is a 3X magnifier, while the G45 is a 5X. The G45’s additional 2X magnification allows precise aiming at greater distances. The G43, at 3X, offers a slightly wider field-of-view than the G45 for better situational awareness at mid-range distances. Choosing the best magnifier comes down to the shooter’s preference.

EOTECH designs and builds rugged, reliable, and innovative products for rigorous field use. The G43 and G45 inherit the battle-proven features of the EOTECH G33 magnifier. The G43 Magnifier is one of the most compact, lightweight magnifiers today. These magnifiers are impervious to the elements and work in a wide range of temperatures. Both are well-suited to any operational environment, from the jungles and deserts to the mountains and arctic.

EOTECH’s Prestige Warranty backs both the G43 and G45, and EOTECH guarantees every product to be free from manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for ten (10) years from the manufacturer’s date or customer’s proof of purchase.

G43 and G45 Magnifier Battle-Tested Features:

  • · Lightweight and compact
  • · Operating range -40°F to 140°F (-40°C to 60°C)
  • · Water-resistant 33ft. (10 m) depth
  • · Fog resistant
  • · Includes switch-to-side with locking quick-detach mount
  • · Mount to 1” Weaver or MIL-STD-1913 rail
  • · Adjustable diopter
  • · Toolless horizontal and vertical adjustments
  • · Ambidextrous design works for both right and left-handed shooters

G43 Technical Specifications: 

· Fixed Magnification: 3X

· Size: (LxWxH) 3.1″ x 2.3″ x 3.3″ (78.7 x 58.4 x 83.8 mm)

· Weight: 11.3 oz (320.3 g)

· Eye Relief: 2.5” (64 mm)

· Field of View: 7.5°

· MSRP: $629

G45 Technical Specifications:

· Fixed Magnification: 5X

· Size: (LxWxH) 3.9″ x 2.3″ x 3.3″ (99 x 58.4 x 83.8 mm)

· Weight: 12.8 oz (362.9 g)

· Eye Relief: 2.6” (66 mm)

· Field of View: 4.4°

· MSRP: $669

Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, EOTECH® designs, manufactures and markets the original Holographic Weapon Sight (HWS), and designs and distributes Vudu® rifle optics, thermal and night vision systems, and laser devices. EOTECH’s full line of professional-grade optics is trusted by the world’s tier-one professionals to deliver unparalleled speed, accuracy, and reliability. Since 1996, EOTECH Holographic Weapon Sights (HWS) have been designed, developed and manufactured in the US. In 2016, EOTECH expanded its optics line by introducing the Vudu line of premium magnified optics designed to cater to the most sophisticated of users.Our exacting standards demand continued focus on product quality, not quantity, ensuring that the highest specifications are not only met, but exceeded. Every optic manufactured is treated as if it will be the one that will face a life and death situation. When there are zero margins for error, there is only one clear choice – EOTECH.

For more information, please visit WWW.EOTECHINC.COM

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Galco’s Vertical Holster System 4.0!

Galco Holsters

Galco’s Vertical Holster System 4.0!

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Phoenix, September 2021

Galco’s original VHS™ (Vertical Holster System) was field-proven across the globe from Afghanistan to America. The VHS series provides a very comfortable alternative for those who like Galco’s world-famous Miami Classic but prefer the traditional vertical carry style.

After over a decade of experience with the VHS, Galco has continued to refine, update and improve it. The VHS 4.0 brings recontoured shoulder straps for added comfort and concealment, the introduction of a new harness fastener system, the addition of an innovative new tie-down system, and a new spare ammo carrier for revolver fits.

A key component of all Galco shoulder systems, including the VHS 4.0, is the harness. It uses a four-point harness that pivots independently, connected by our clover-shaped, trademarked Flexalon™ swivel back plate. Along with our patented swivel connectors, this results in a perfect fit and lasting comfort for virtually all body sizes and shapes. The new tool-free harness fastener system offers better security, ease of assembly, and greatly reduced chance of fastener loss.

The VHS 4.0 comes complete with vertical holster, harness, double ammo carrier, tie-downs and harness fasteners. It’s fully modular, so optional interchangeable accessories and components may be purchased separately to create a unique shoulder system all your own.

Whether you patrol metropolitan America on the ground or from the air, exercise your Second Amendment right to bear arms, or stalk the hunting fields of the world, the VHS 4.0 will help you and your handgun stay secure in an often-dangerous world.

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

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

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Design Your Own Custom P320

You Design It. We Build It. Direct From The Factory.

We are excited to introduce a new service exclusively for SIG SAUER Customers: The SIG Custom Works Concierge Service.

The Custom Works team can now build you a completely custom P320 and ship it directly to your local dealer with the Custom Works Concierge Service.

Using the P320 Custom Works Studio, the Concierge Service allows you to easily create the perfect custom P320 just for you. Choose from a variety of precision-designed, genuine SIG SAUER P320 performance parts and accessories, and then select a personalized laser engraving to create a truly unique, one-of-a-kind, heirloom-quality custom firearm, built just for you. The Custom Works Concierge Service team will assemble, test-fire, and then package your uniquely designed P320 in a premium case and ship it factory-direct to your local dealer.



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HK Armorer Class GIVEAWAY

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Buck Holly Takes Top Gas Gun Category at the 3rd Annual Federal Gold Medal PRS Match


Buck Holly Takes Top Gas Gun Category at the 3rd Annual Federal Gold Medal PRS Match


ANOKA, Minnesota – September 15, 2021 – Team Federal Precision Rifle Series shooter Buck Holly finished strong in the 3rd Annual Federal Gold Medal PRS Match. The event was held at Alabama Precision in Carbon Hill, Alabama, September 11-12. With 140 shooters in attendance, Holly took home the top trophy in the Gas Gun category and placed eleventh overall during this two-day PRS Pro Series Qualifier match.

“Buck is a hardcore competitor. He has the experience and grit to shoot well in spite of adverse conditions,” said Federal Shooting Sports Promotions Manager Jason Spradling. “It was a lot of fun to watch his performance and I’m proud that Federal Gold Medal ammunition was part of the equation.”

Holly, who hails from Richmond Hill, Georgia, uses Federal Gold Medal 6mm Creedmoor factory ammunition loaded with 105-grain Berger Hybrid bullets in his GA Precision MSR-style rifle when competing.

“This may be my all-time favorite ammo and rifle combination. With my Federal ammo, this rifle absolutely hammers,” said Holly. “People underestimate the potential of gas guns and factory ammunition, but I’ll put this combination up against anything in the country. I was able to perform well with it despite the heat and switching winds, and I was happy with the results.”

“Match Director Jim Saunders and the Alabama Precision crew developed a challenging course of fire. However, a tail wind that varied in both speed and direction during the entire weekend made the match even more difficult, yet exciting to watch,” continued Spradling. “We at Federal, were very pleased to have had the opportunity to sponsor this match for the third consecutive year. This match has become one of the most popular matches in the country due, in large part, to the efforts of Saunders and his team. We’re looking forward to sponsoring this match for years to come.”

For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit

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RealWorld Tactical’s Tony Sentmanat Joins Team Remington



RealWorld Tactical’s Tony Sentmanat Joins Team Remington

Lonoke, Arkansas – September 15, 2021 – Remington Ammunition has announced noted firearms and fitness expert Tony Sentmanat, aka “RealWorld Tactical,” has joined Team Remington’s roster of brand ambassadors. Sentmanat will use his following to showcase Remington Ammunition’s ability to perform at the highest levels across his variety of channels and demanding training regimen.

“Tony puts in the work day in and day out to push himself and his gear to the absolute limit,” said Joel Hodgdon, Remington Ammunition’s Marketing Director. “We are really excited to get some Remington ammo in his hands and see what he can do. Tony is an awesome guy who inspires countless people to get better and we are thrilled to have him representing Big Green.”

Sentmanat, a business owner and entrepreneur, trains professional athletes, celebrities, military, SWAT and thousands of everyday individuals in fitness, tactical training and mixed martial arts through his company RealWorld Strength and Fitness. Additionally, Sentmanat is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a retired SWAT officer.

“I’ve known and trusted Remington for years,” said Sentmanat. “From Golden Saber Bonded to a day at the range using UMC, helping represent Big Green and their ammo is an honor and a true partnership.”

Find Remington ammunition at dealers nationwide and online. For more information on Remington ammunition and accessories, visit

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NSSF Develops Fact-Filled Share Center for Social Media Users

For immediate release | September 15, 2021

Share Center

NEWTOWN, Conn. – NSSF®, the firearm industry trade association, is pleased to announce the launch of its all-new Share Center learning hub that features critical firearm-related topics through easy-to-share facts, captivating visuals and an option for extended learning into each respective topic.

Second Amendment and firearm-industry advocates now have access to a growing library of shareable facts in the form of simple and attractive infographics meant to go directly on social media feeds, blogs, webpages and other third-party platforms within a click or two from the NSSF Share Center. These shareable facts also feature an option to visit a page with more information and more extensive infographics about each respective topic.

“The Share Center enables individuals to learn and grow in their understanding of gun issues and the importance of the firearm industry to America, including the millions of people who choose to own firearms for protection, recreational shooting and hunting,” states Joe Bartozzi, NSSF President and CEO. “Each self-contained fact sheet acts as a building block for well-informed learning. We encourage firearm industry members and gun owners to spread this important information, especially with those who are less familiar with firearms and the industry’s efforts towards firearm safety.”

Share Center visitors currently have access to shareable graphics covering safety, modern sporting rifles, background checks, 3-D printed firearms, conservation and more. This library of shareable resources will continue to grow. Do you have a topic you would like us to cover? Email to submit a topic.

The firearm industry needs your help to correct misinformation and misconceptions about the firearm industry and gun owners to ensure that our freedoms remain protected. The new NSSF Share Center makes it easy for anyone to lead discussions on social media and beyond.

To get the facts from the NSSF Share Center, visit, or find regular posts about the Share Center directly on NSSF social media pages.

About NSSF

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, log on to

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Agenda Now Available | 32nd Annual NDIA SO/LIC Symposium

32nd Annual NDIA SO/LIC Symposium

In less than two months, NDIA’s Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict (SO/LIC) Division will host the 32nd Annual NDIA SO/LIC Symposium where we will gather as a mission-driven community to collaborate, educate, and foster partnerships. Scheduled to speak will be a variety of industry and government thought leaders. For the full agenda and event information, visit

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Want to increase your exposure within the SOF community? Purchase a sponsorship for this year’s symposium! Below, you will find a few highlighted packages. Have something in mind that is not listed? Please reach out to create a customized sponsorship package that best fits your needs.

Opening Reception | $8,000
Reach attendees with your brand during the symposium’s opening reception as event participants network and build connections.

Elite | $7,000 each
Reach attendees and maximize your company’s visibility as the event’s Elite sponsor.

Mobile App | $6,000 each
The mobile app gives attendees access to the full agenda, education session information, speakers, and more. This sponsorship provides your company visibility before and during the symposium.

Contact Sarah O’Hanley at or (703) 247-9460 for more information.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The 32nd Annual NDIA SO/LIC Symposium planning team continues to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation as the health of our event participants, members, and partners remains our top priority. We are committed to following the guidelines and precautions as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Attendees can expect to see the following at NDIA events:

PROOF OF VACCINATION: All attendees will be required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of negative COVID-19 test within three (3) days of arrival. Details for securely providing documentation will be provided shortly on the event website.
MASKS: Fully vaccinated attendees are encouraged to wear face masks but, in accordance with CDC guidance, may make that choice for themselves. If you are not fully vaccinated, you are required to wear a face mask in public places.
WAIVER: All registrants are required to sign the COVID-19 waiver during the online registration process. Attendees may disclose their vaccination status at the time of signing.
SOCIAL DISTANCING: Additional venue space will be available to allow for attendees to spread out. Timed badge pick-ups will be implemented to reduce crowding at registration.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE: Food and beverage areas will be designed to minimize touch points utilizing individually packaged or attended stations.

For a full list of precautions to expect at the 32nd Annual NDIA SO/LIC Symposium please visit our event Health and Safety FAQ.

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

Questions? Contact Trish Wildt at

November 3 – 4, 2021

JW Marriott Washington, DC
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Trish Wildt
Associate Director, Meetings
(703) 247-2586

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

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SENTRY Tactical CEO, Mike Noell, chats with TacticalPay Radio’s Brett Grayson

From Navy SEAL to the founder of BLACKHAWK! to CEO of SENTRY Tactical, Mike Noell discusses his passion for making products that enhance human performance with TacticalPay’s host, Brett Grayson, on the TacticalPay Podcast.

From Navy SEAL to the founder of BLACKHAWK! to CEO of SENTRY Tactical™, Mike Noell discusses his passion for making products that enhance human performance with TacticalPay’s host, Brett Grayson, on the TacticalPay Podcast. 

SENTRY Tactical Gunnar Series Plate Carrier

Virginia Beach, Va. (September 2021) – Mike Noell, CEO of SENTRY Tactical™, was recently featured as a guest on TacticalPay Radio with host Brett Grayson. Grayson jumped right into the podcast summarizing Noell’s background as a Navy SEAL, leading into his founding of BLACKHAWK!, a highly reputable brand that dominated the tactical gear market for over a decade, and introducing Noell’s new endeavor, SENTRY Tactical™.

Grayson asked Noell to share why after a successful run with BLACKHAWK! he did not just sit on the beach and enjoy the fruits of his labor. Noell explained that he feels he was put on this earth to do what he is currently doing, which is designing, manufacturing, and marketing products that enhance human performance. The products that SENTRY Tactical™ produces are designed and made to enable special operation forces, police, and even sport shooters to perform their mission or job better.

When asked if BLACKHAWK! was a competitor to SENTRY’s product line, Noell responded that the products are different and don’t compete but acknowledged an overlap in customer crossover. He pointed out that SENTRY is focused on producing the next generation and the next level of equipment for their military, law enforcement, and special forces customers.

Noell admitted that “you are only as good as your last operation,” and has built on his former successful business model by bringing back his former executive team, operations, manufacturing, and marketing under the new SENTRY Tactical™ banner. “SENTRY is light years ahead of BLACKHAWK!,” Noell added, also revealing that SENTRY is working on Tier 1 level products that the company will be able to scale toward other markets from law enforcement to shooting sports, and hunting.

At SENTRY, the focus is on providing a solution to a problem or a requirement. As an example, Noell explained that their modular 1080-2 Molle/PALS system is made with hydrophobic materials that will not absorb water, and therefore is corrosion, mildew, and mold resistant, while not increasing in weight due to water absorption. This, he explains, is a facet of the solution they are working on for their military customers, as is micro-adjusting capabilities. By allowing individuals to micro-adjust their gear, operators, police, and first responders can maneuver quickly and confidently and stay focused on their job instead of their gear.

In summing up the conversation, Noell reflected on his competitive sailing in his youth, his Navy SEAL service, and years as an entrepreneur, by letting listeners know that the thing that gets him up in the morning is what he and his SENTRY team are doing to support and enhance mission effectiveness for special forces, military, and law enforcement. Noell also warned prospective entrepreneurs, that creating your own business is the hardest thing he has ever done, although, it is something Noell and his team at SENTRY are passionately pursuing again.

Listen to the complete Tactical Pay Podcast here.

SENTRY Tactical Gunnar Low Profile Operator Belts

SENTRY Tactical Gunnar Series Plate Carrier featuring 1080-2 Molle/PALS System

About SENTRY Tactical™:

SENTRY Tactical™ is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The company designs, manufactures, and distributes a growing line of innovative products supporting Military, Law Enforcement, and Shooting Sports markets. Product families include Tactical Nylon – plate carriers, belts, pouches and accessories; Bags and Packs, Firearm Covers for handgun and long guns, Magazines and On-Gun Accessories branded SENTRY Hexmag; Optic Covers branded SENTRY Scopecoat®, and the dry lubrication system of SENTRY Solutions. With an innovative product portfolio backed by US and International patents, SENTRY backs all of their products with a hassle-free Lifetime Warranty to protect your investment. “Live to Protect.”

Visit us on Sentry Hexmag Facebook page and our Sentry Hexmag Instagram page. You can also find us on our Sentry Tactical Facebook page and Sentry Tactical Instagram page. To learn more about SENTRY Tactical™, contact us at or, visit

About TacticalPay Radio:

TacticalPay Radio is a weekly podcast show that features in-depth interviews with leading figures in the firearms industry.

From handgun shooting to hog hunting, from accounting to AR15’s…shotguns, rifles, accessories, concealed carry, trade shows, gun rights, sales trends, and more. If it’s in our industry, we’re going to talk about it!

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SKYDEX and ArmorSource Partner on Helmet Technology Innovation to Protect Military and Law Enforcement Communities

DENVER, Sept. 8, 2021SKYDEX, a global leader in advanced impact mitigation and energy absorption solutions, today announced that the company has partnered with ArmorSource to enhance the company’s combat helmets with state-of-the-art technology and a new generation of protection with the SKYDEX IsoFit Helmet Protection System.

SKYDEX and ArmorSource Partner on Helmet Technology Innovation to Protect Military and Law Enforcement Communities

skydex_helmetcomp_helmetA strategic move that will revolutionize the tactical helmet industry, SKYDEX and ArmorSource will combine forces to bring their best-in-class solutions and technologies together to create a helmet that features a custom fit liner and unbeatable protection for military and law enforcement communities. As a leading manufacturer of tactical helmets, ArmorSource is well equipped to leverage the new SKYDEX IsoFit system and lead the next generation of helmet protection.

“SKYDEX is proud to partner with a like-minded company that shares a similar standard of excellence and purpose to create solutions that protect people,” said Alvaro Vaselli, President and CEO of SKYDEX. “Between the recent advancements that ArmorSource has made with its helmet shell technology and our innovations in designing an unrivaled fit and impact protection, our solutions will help reshape the future of helmet protection on a global scale.”

The SKYDEX IsoFit Helmet Protection System features superior impact protection with an industry-leading energy-absorption pad system that can be easily integrated into any tactical helmet. With a patented micro-adjustment system, the IsoFit liner provides a customized fit and unmatched helmet stability to minimize distractions while users are in action. An added benefit includes open-airflow, designed to keep heads cool and dry in hot environments, combined with superior protection and fit. All of these elements offer users a safer and more comfortable experience, improving operational effectiveness.

“As a leading manufacturer of helmets, our mission is rooted in improving the survivability of military troops and law enforcement officers and ensuring our products represent the latest innovations for protection,” said Brad Grunden, President at ArmorSource. “By teaming up with the design experts at SKYDEX, we’re confident that this unique collaboration will elevate our company’s ability to leverage the most advance technology for military and law enforcement organizations and help grow the business substantially.”

To learn more about the new SKYDEX IsoFit Helmet Protection System available fall 2021, please visit

About ArmorSource
Established in 2005, Ohio based ArmorSource LLC., is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of ballistic helmets, with an emphasis on producing high quality, high performance ballistic helmets based on the specific needs of the customer. ArmorSource’s mission is to significantly enhance our products’ ballistic capabilities while maintaining and improving all aspects of comfort and durability. ArmorSource’s products and manufacturing operations continue to demonstrate the ability to meet and exceed our customers’ objectives while providing transparency at all levels of manufacturing and program management.

ArmorSource has been a key supplier to the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force, as well as a supplier to prominent military and law enforcement agencies in Europe, South America, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. ArmorSource’s Next Generation Ballistic Helmets provide its users with ultra-lightweight solutions together with enhanced ballistic, environmental, and mechanical capabilities.  The U.S. Air Force’s Security Forces recently selected ArmorSource’s helmets for their Next Generation USAF Ballistic Helmet.  To learn more, please review this article on the next-generation helmets keep Defenders lethal, ready. With significant R&D, manufacturing, and program management expertise, ArmorSource is positioned to develop solutions tailored to the mission objectives of its customers. Visit to learn more.

Founded in 2001 and based in Denver, Colorado, SKYDEX is a global leader in advanced impact mitigation and energy absorption solutions. From armored vehicles to bomb suits, helmets and body protection, running shoes and wall padding for baseball fields, SKYDEX is driven by a single purpose: “Protecting People and Things That Matter.” With technical expertise and proprietary geometries, advanced SKYDEX materials are used to protect hundreds of thousands of lives across a wide range of applications, such as vehicle protection, marine performance, sports protection, blast and ballistics, work wear/PPE, electronics and more. Backed by a passionate team of engineers and incredible technologies, SKYDEX solutions outperform traditional materials. To learn more, visit

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TrueTimber® Returns as Sponsor for Noah Gragson’s Return to JR Motorsports in 2022


TrueTimber® Returns as Sponsor for Noah Gragson’s Return to JR Motorsports in 2022

INMAN, S.C. – September 14, 2020 – TrueTimber has announced a partnership extension with Noah Gragson as he returns to JR Motorsports for the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series along with co-partners Bass Pro Shops and Black Rifle coffee. This marks the third straight season Gragson will compete in the NXS carrying the Bass Pro Shops, TrueTimber, Black Rifle paint scheme on his No. 9 car. This announcement comes following Gragson’s back-to-back wins the past two weekends in Darlington, SC and Richmond, VA, marking his third and fourth career NXS victory lane appearance.

“We are really excited to stay on board with the number nine car and to continue to support Noah and the JRM team,” said TrueTimber CEO Rusty Sellars. “Noah brings the heat week after week and is always pushing the limits to be at the front of the pack. He is extremely motivated and loves showing support not only for our brand, but for our co-partners Bass Pro Shops and Black Rifle Coffee. This group has shown its ability to succeed in the past and we can’t wait to see more of Noah running up front.”

Gragson currently sits sixth in NXS points with one race remaining in the regular season, firmly inside the playoff field. So far this season, Gragson has earned ten top-five and 16 top-10 finishes, with his best results being the last two weekend’s wins in Darlington and Richmond. Gragson also won three of the four Xfinity Dash 4 Cash payouts this season, pushing his career total to four after taking the $100,000 bonus at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2020.

“Johnny Morris believed in me enough to put Bass Pro Shops on my car to start the 2020 season, and it paid off with victory the first time out,” Gragson said. “It was special to stand in Victory Lane at Daytona with Johnny right beside me. Bass Pro Shops, Rusty Sellars at TrueTimber and Evan and Mat at Black Rifle Coffee Company have been fantastic to work with. We still have a lot to accomplish this season but I’m looking forward to battling for a series championship again in 2022.”

During his career at JRM, Gragson won at Dayton in 2020 and again that same season at Bristol Motor Speedway. The young driver has amassed 35 top-five and 62 top-10 finishes in that span and has made the playoffs in each of his three seasons with the team.

To learn more about the entire TrueTimber product line and see all available patterns, visit Details about future product launches can be found on TrueTimber’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

About TrueTimber

Founded in 2005, TrueTimber is based in Inman, South Carolina and is the most realistic, performance-driven camouflage brand in the industry. TrueTimber offers a wide variety of clothing items and accessories, featuring 27 distinct camo patterns that perfectly blend with their surroundings. The company spends countless hours researching, testing and seeking new technology to produce the most effective and lifelike camouflage patterns possible. TrueTimber products can be found in retailers across the United States and Canada, and it continues to be one of the fastest growing camouflage companies in the world. For more information about TrueTimber, visit

TrueTimber, 150 Accurate Way, Inman, SC 29349, USA

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Legal Defense for Self Defense®

Houston, Texas – September 14, 2021 – U.S. LawShield®, industry leader and America’s largest provider of Legal Defense for Self Defense® coverage, is backing the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, Inc. (CCDL) as they take the state of Connecticut to federal court for violating the second amendment rights of its citizens.

“Responsible Americans in Connecticut are suffering because of the state’s mismanagement of fingerprinting for firearms purchases during COVID,” said P.J. Hermosa, CEO of U.S. LawShield. “And because so many citizens face lengthy delays in applying for their permits, their right to bear arms are at significant risk,” he said.

According to Holly Sullivan, President of the CCDL, “Thankfully, U.S. LawShield is lending financial support to our battle with the State of Connecticut. Together we recognize the hardships the state has burdened people with are untenable and unconstitutional.” The CCDL, with financial support from U.S. LawShield, has filed emergency motions and a civil lawsuit in federal court to address these issues.


When Connecticut stopped fingerprinting altogether during the pandemic, the CCDL filed a lawsuit, and a judge required the process be reinstated right away. However, Connecticut has circumvented the fingerprinting issue by introducing a new software system that has proven difficult to use. “Our police departments and law enforcement agencies are already strapped for personnel and funding, so adding fingerprinting training on a faulty and difficult-to-use system is not practical,” Sullivan said.


After learning that Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, and Waterbury were delaying the applications of law-abiding citizens’ municipal firearms permits, the CCDL filed a federal civil rights action in the U.S. District Court against the police chiefs of those cities. “On behalf of members residing in the largest cities in Connecticut, we are bringing legal action to stop the blatant and ongoing violations of their right to keep and bear arms,” said Sullivan.

“Applications are the first step in obtaining a state-issued pistol permit,” Sullivan noted. “So, in addition to violating citizen’s rights to access the permitting process, these cities are notorious for violating their resident’s constitutional rights by excessively delaying the application process. The CCDL is thankful to U.S. LawShield in supporting us as we stand up for the residents of these cities, many of whom are minorities fighting for their right to keep and bear arms for personal protection,” Sullivan added.

“Protecting our constitutional right to bear arms is a shared mission of the CCDL and U.S. LawShield, and we are steadfast in our support of these court battles to uphold the second amendment and freedoms of Connecticut citizens,” concluded Hermosa.

About Connecticut Citizens Defense League

The Connecticut Citizens Defense League (CCDL) is a non-partisan, grassroots organization devoted to advocating rights affirmed by the Constitutions of the United States of America and the State of Connecticut. We are especially dedicated to protecting the unalienable right of all citizens to keep and bear arms, for the defense of both self and state, through public enlightenment and legislative action. We welcome anyone who believes that the defense of our constitutional rights is critical to the longevity of our freedom and to the success of this nation, and in particular that the rights to self-defense and to keep and bear the arms to actualize that defense, are fundamental and undeniable.

For more information on the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, please visit their website at

About U.S. LawShield

Since 2009, the mission of U.S. LawShield remains unchanged. We believe in Preserving Freedom for Good™ by educating our 700,000+ members and 6,000+ facility partners in self-defense law; empowering them to handle critical, life-threatening situations with confidence; protecting them from potential injustices in the legal system after acts of self-defense; and challenging the status quo regarding the affordability of legal defense. Our higher purpose is to create a united community of responsible individuals who believe in liberty and the inalienable right of self-defense.

For more information on U.S. LawShield and its legal defense for self-defense programs, visit the website at

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The British Ministry of Defense Employed Rafael’s DRONE DOME to Defend the G7 Summit from Drone, UAV threats

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The British Ministry of Defense Employed Rafael’s DRONE DOME to Defend the G7 Summit from Drone, UAV threats

Earlier this year, in June 2021, the British Ministry of Defense employed Rafael’s DRONE DOME counter-UAV system to protect world leaders during the G7 Summit in Cornwall, England from unmanned aerial threats.

Three years ago, Britain’s Defense Ministry purchased several DRONE DOME systems which it has successfully employed in a multitude of operational scenarios, including for protecting both the physical site and participants of this year’s G7 summit.

Rafael’s DRONE DOME is an innovative end-to-end, combat-proven counter-Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS), providing all-weather, 360-degree rapid defense against hostile drones. Fully operational and globally deployed, DRONE DOME offers a modular, robust infrastructure comprised of electronic jammers and sensors and unique artificial intelligence algorithms to effectively secure threatened air space.

DRONE DOME’s advanced technology allows it to effectively address drone and UAV threats through detection, identification, and neutralization. When DRONE DOME identifies a threat, it allocates the target to the laser, locks onto the target, tracks it, and carries out either a soft or hard-kill with its unique, integrated laser technology. This laser system operates reliably in any weather condition, and results in minimal environmental damage.

Additionally, DRONE DOME’s artificial intelligence capabilities, along with the advanced laser and sensor systems, provide a more precise picture of the incoming threat. This additional information allows the system both to detect and identify specific threat elements more accurately and engage and neutralize the target faster and more efficiently.

The system’s flexibility across military and civil applications offers advanced protection for maneuvering forces, sensitive facilities, border protection, as well as increasingly vulnerable civilian targets like airports and other public facilities.

Meir Ben Shaya, Rafael EVP for Marketing and Business Development of Air Defense Systems: “Rafael today recognizes two new and key trends in the field of counter-UAVs, both of which DRONE DOME can successfully defend against. The first trend is the number of drones employed during an attack, and the operational need to have the ability counter multiple, simultaneous attacks; this is a significant, practical challenge that any successful system must be able to overcome. The second trend is the type of tool being employed. Previously, air defense systems were developed to seek out conventional aircraft, large unmanned aerial vehicles, and missile, but today these defense systems must also tackle smaller, slower, low-flying threats which are becoming more and more autonomous. Today’s threats pose a significant challenge for SIGNT and radar systems which are predominantly built to seek larger, more conventional targets. These new threats require hard-kill solutions, which is precisely why Rafael developed its laser interception system now integrated into DRONE DOME.”

The use of the DRONE DOME at the G7 summit is a testament to the system’s success and satisfaction of its users around the world, including the British Ministry of Defense. Operational, combat-proven, and highly reliable, DRONE DOME has proven itself time and again in real, operational environments.

For more information, please contact Ofri Rimoni –

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Introducing Blackbeard – AR Dry Fire Training System



Using your trigger, your grip, and your sights, the Blackbeard Auto-resetting Trigger System allows you to get the most out of your training sessions while helping you save BIG on ammunition. Learn everything about the Blackbeard AR Dry Fire Training System below.




Blackbeard replaces your bolt carrier and magazine in less than 30 seconds.



MantisX is the world’s most advanced technology for improving your shooting. Blackbeard works in conjunction with your existing MantisX system.




Mantis Tech, LLC 2270 US Highway 30 Oswego, Illinois 60543

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Niedersachsen Police Adopts Blackhawk™ T-Series™ L3D Holsters


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Niedersachsen Police Adopts Blackhawk™ T-Series™ L3D Holsters

Germany’s Lower Saxony Police Department Converts to Blackhawk Holsters for Duty Use

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – September 13, 2021 – Blackhawk®, a leader in law enforcement and military equipment for over 20 years, announced today its German distributor Helmut Hofmann has been awarded a contract from the Niedersachsen Police Department in Germany for new duty holsters from Blackhawk’s T-Series Holster line. The Niedersachsen Police Department, which includes the entire Lower Saxony state police, selected the Blackhawk T-Series L3D as its new service holster as part of the full agency conversion from a competitive brand.

The Niedersachsen Police, which is comprised of 8,000 sworn officers, becomes the second largest European contract for Blackhawk T-Series L3D holsters following the recent French Army win. The full-department conversion calls for the thumb operated Level 3 Duty (L3D) T-Series to accommodate the agency’s issued Heckler & Koch SFP9 service pistols as part of a multi-year framework agreement.

The Blackhawk L3D T-Series holster was selected by the Niedersachsen Police after an extensive testing and evaluation period, which included numerous holster models from various competitors. After thoroughly examining each submission, the department chose the Blackhawk holster based on its proprietary lightweight and robust materials plus its safe operating methods that are tailored to the requirements of the respective authorities, which significantly simplifies training.

JD Dulaney, Vice President and General Manager for Blackhawk, said, “We are honored that our T-Series holster has been selected by the Niedersachsen Police. This agency, along with multiple other European allies, have been strong advocates of our products and we are proud to support these men and women with a holster designed to meet the highest standards for performance and reliability.”

Developed with a low-friction internal material, the T-Series holster allows for a smooth and effortless draw, while its external design features a proprietary glass reinforced nylon for the utmost durability. This combination of features has been reported by adopting agencies to not only improve qualification scores by allowing for a smooth, fast draw, but to also promote safer handling of the sidearm.

Adding to its versatility, the T-Series L3D holster comes standard with the Jacket Slot Belt Loop and has three additional mounting options. Users can select either the S.T.R.I.K.E®/MOLLE Platform, or one of Blackhawk’s two different drop leg platforms, all of which can make use of the new patented pending Blackhawk second generation Quick Disconnect System. This unique and one-of-a-kind system allows the holster to be quickly and conveniently moved from one platform to another with no tools required.

Designed to follow Blackhawk’s Master Grip Principal, all T-Series holsters are specifically developed to allow the user’s hand to land naturally where it should in order to deploy the sidearm. This efficient movement pairs with the sound-dampening, low-friction, internal material that translates into a smooth, quiet draw.

For more information on the T-Series L3D holster from Blackhawk or to the view the complete line of T-Series holsters be sure to visit

About Blackhawk

In 1990, a Navy SEAL was navigating a minefield when his pack failed. As his gear tumbled to the ground, he vowed that if he got out of there alive he would make gear the right way. Today, this obsession with quality applies to everything we do. We’re constantly researching, refining and perfecting every detail to provide gear that won’t let you down. Because we’re not just making stuff – we’re honoring a vow.

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FAA Drone Safety Awareness Week Starts Today

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FAA Drone Safety Awareness Week Starts Today

Safely integrating drones into the National Airspace System is a key priority for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and our third-annual Drone Safety Awareness Week helps ensure drone operators understand that they are pilots who must fly safely.

As part of the agency’s education efforts, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson will participate in an Instagram Live event with Keith Rosentreter, owner of Alien Drones YouTube Channel, Eno Umoh, Co-Founder Global Air Drone Academy, and Dawn Zoldi, president of UAS Colorado. They will discuss The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST), how to properly register and mark your drone, the importance of joining a community of drone operators, and how drones are used in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to inspire young people. The event will take place on Wednesday from 1:00-1:30 p.m. EDT.

The week also will feature drone pilots, recreational flyers, and experts discussing their commitment to safety, and sharing tips and information. Several organizations and FAA Safety Team (FAAST) volunteers are hosting virtual events to engage and educate the public about drone safety. If you are new to the drone community, this is a great opportunity to understand how to fly safely.

Each day of the week is dedicated to a specific educational theme:

Monday: Safe Flyers Take The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST)
Tuesday: Register and Mark Your Drone
Wednesday: Become a Part of a Flying Community
Thursday: New Rules –
Remote Identification and Operations Over People
Friday:  Public Safety & Public Acceptance
Saturday and Sunday: Share the Skies – Get Out and Fly

For additional information, visit

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L3Harris Teaming to Develop Future NATO Surveillance Concepts

Sharing Vision of a Data-Centric, Platform-Agnostic Approach

L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX), with a team of leading international defense and technology companies, is developing surveillance concepts for NATO to replace the organization’s aging Airborne Warning and Control System fleet by 2035.
The team is developing “system of systems” options for surveillance and control capabilities for NATO’s Alliance Future Surveillance and Control (AFSC) program.
Led by L3Harris, the team unifies the expertise across the international stage sharing a vision of a data-centric, platform-agnostic approach. International team members will be announced at a future date.

“L3Harris has the skill and experience to address AFSC program complexities across all domains,” said Charles R. “CR” Davis, Vice President International, L3Harris. “The team has approached the Risk Reduction Feasibility Study phase with an open mind towards the platforms and digital architectures that will best achieve NATO’s objectives. It is critical to give NATO and the member nations as much flexibility as possible in developing an advanced technology, highly adaptive, cost-effective AFSC concept shaped to meet evolving hybrid challenges.”

The international team will analyze the risks and feasibility of candidate components within its systems of systems to enhance the NATO Alliance’s military advantage to 2035 and beyond. The L3Harris team harnesses the strengths of multiple global defense companies to offer engineering innovation, battle-winning capability experience, and a shared vision to increase the effectiveness of future NATO military operations.
“NATO has made it very clear that its objective is to ensure data and information are placed at the heart of all future AFSC capabilities,” said Dave Johnson, Vice President, Strategy, Integrated Mission Systems, L3Harris. “With our data-centric, platform-agnostic architecture approach and experience building JADC2 capabilities, the L3Harris team is committed to working with NATO, studying all aspects of its flagship program and developing a concept for joint all-domain surveillance and control for the AFSC program.”


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Lynred launches Galatea MW, a compact, lightweight and low power infrared detector

 September 13, 2021

Lynred launches Galatea MW, a compact, lightweight and low power infrared detector


Lynred’s latest SWaP (size, weight & power) IR detector gives greater autonomy to handheld devices and battery powered equipment
Lynred will showcase Galatea MW at
DSEI, a world-leading defense and security event in London, UK, September 14 – 17, 2021, Booth H1-412
Grenoble, France, September 13, 2021 – Lynred, a leading global provider of high-quality infrared detectors for the aerospace, defense and commercial markets, today announces the launch of Galatea MW, one of the most compact and low power consumption infrared (IR) detectors on the market. Its SWaP (Size, Weight and Power) design enhances the autonomy and performance of battery powered devices.
Galatea MW, which optimizes the balance between performance and miniaturization, is well suited for applications where payload or mobility is critical. These include Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) and tactical infantry, such as Thermal Weapon Sights or Handheld Thermal Imaging (HHTI) equipment.
“With rising demand for surveillance systems and portable solutions for defense applications, Galatea offers the perfect combination of performance and miniaturization. It presents the best in SWaP features for the infrared detector market,” said Jean-Yves Dussaud, chief marketing officer at Lynred. “Besides its small form factor, Galatea MW is easy to integrate, compatible with existing optics and user-friendly in every aspect. Initial feedback from customers underscores the confidence we have in the strong potential of this product. We look forward to showcasing this exciting solution at DSEI in London this week.”
Market applications
Galatea MW aims at providing solutions for any device where miniaturization, battery life and weight matter in defense and surveillance applications.
One of the most critical areas is equipment for soldiers. As military tactical HHTI are becoming increasingly central to achieving strategic objectives in field operations, they need to be reliable and optimized for power management. Equipment that is easily portable is key to enhancing soldier mobility.
Product advantages
To enable an overall reduction in equipment payload and a gain in mission autonomy Lynred has optimized Galatea, a cooled 15-micron mid-wavelength IR detector, in three key areas:

Low power consumption < 3 DC watts, to reduce battery size and lower its weight
Lightweight < 230g, to improve portability and mobility
Equivalent volume ~230cm³ (~96x50x48 mm), to ease integration and improve ergonomics

Other product features

MW Blue – 3.6 µm -4.2 µm
Time to operation: < 3 mins
Cryogenic Cooler: RMs1 (THALES Cryogenic)
Compact dewar
Integrated proximity card
Cooler regulation card

Lynred will display Galatea MW at DSEI in London, UK, September 14 – 17, in hall 1, booth 412

About Lynred
Lynred and its subsidiaries, Lynred USA and Lynred Asia-Pacific, are global leaders in designing and manufacturing high quality infrared technologies for aerospace, defense and commercial markets. It has a vast portfolio of infrared detectors that covers the entire electromagnetic spectrum from near to very far infrared. The Group’s products are at the center of multiple military programs and applications. Its IR detectors are the key component of many top brands in commercial thermal imaging equipment sold across Europe, Asia and North America. The organization is the leading European manufacturer for IR detectors deployed in space.

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Mogadishu Mile is Back


On Sunday October 3rd, SIG SAUER Academy will be hosting the 2nd Annual Mogadishu Mile! This commemorative one mile run can be done with or without our Obstacle Course. Please join us in honoring the heroic actions of Task Force Ranger during the Battle of Mogadishu during the Somali Civil War.


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Barnett Crossbows acquired by Surge Outdoors

Baton Rouge, Louisiana (September 13, 2021) – Surge Outdoors, a leading supplier of hunting and outdoor-related products announces its recent purchase of Barnett Crossbows.

Barnett innovates and supply’s a broad spectrum of high-performance and value-driven crossbows, vertical and youth bows and archery accessories popular with both hunting and recreational shooters. Barnett is also a leading provider of slingshots and accessories. The acquisition of Barnett demonstrates Surge’s commitment to the archery industry.

“Barnett is the first and longest-standing crossbow company with a storied heritage…I am thrilled to once again be a part of telling everyone that story and help write the next chapter. Barnett will continue to lead the crossbow industry through profound innovation and a heightened focus for the archery industry.” Ryan Busbice, CEO.

“With Barnett under the Surge umbrella, the future of the brand looks brighter than ever. We look forward to advancing the long-standing reputation of the Barnett brand and its products. Approaching our 60th anniversary in 2022, as the pioneer in crossbow design & manufacture in our industry, I’m excited to once again carry on the torch of my forefathers… certainly, The best is yet to come! David Barnett, President

Having a unique and strong partnership with its manufacturing facilities, Surge Outdoors is excited to bring Barnett together with a team of passionate industry veterans, best-in-class engineers, designers & hunting-archery enthusiasts. Surge Outdoor plans to maintain operational facilities in Florida, Louisiana, Utah and Illinois, the current home of Barnett.

About Surge Outdoors

Surge Outdoors is a prominent supplier of hunting and outdoor-related products focused on relentless innovation and core branding.

About Barnett Crossbows

Barnett Crossbows is the world’s leading provider of crossbow, archery, and slingshot products. As the original pioneer of the modern-day crossbow, Barnett’s tradition of innovation has brought about numerous “firsts” in the crossbow & archery industry. Barnett Crossbows…first in crossbows since 1962. Be First!

For more information, please visit WWW.BARNETTCROSSBOWS.COM

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Bushmaster™ Website Sales Live!

Bushmaster Firearms™ Welcomes Sales on Website

Bushmaster Firearms™
3505 Arrowhead Dr.
Carson City, NV 89706

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Caldwell, Crimson Trace, Lockdown, Wheeler Continue Support for Mentorship With +ONE® Gearbox Giveaway

For immediate release | September 13, 2021

Caldwell, Crimson Trace, Lockdown, Wheeler Continue Support for Mentorship With +ONE® Gearbox Giveaway

AOB Giveaway

NEWTOWN, Conn. – NSSF®, the firearm industry trade association, is pleased to announce that American Outdoor Brands companies Caldwell, Crimson Trace, Lockdown and Wheeler are sponsoring a +ONE® Gearbox giveaway to continue encouraging peer-to-peer mentorship in shooting sports and hunting through the +ONE Movement.

NSSF’s +ONE Movement encourages the mentoring of newcomers by experienced target shooters and hunters in order to pass on the enjoyment and tradition of the shooting sports. Anytime is a good time to introduce someone new to recreational shooting, and NSSF can help with mentoring and newcomer resources at

Caldwell, Crimson Trace, Lockdown and Wheeler want to help recreational shooters get out and enjoy the fun and excitement of the shooting sports by offering this great package, valued at $2,031.88, full of essential range gear.

What’s in the Gearbox:


Lead Sled 3 — $149.99

Portable Range Kit w/ AR500 Target — $114.99

E-Max Pro BT — $49.99


F.A.T. Wrench® with 10 Bit Set — $79.99

Delta Series Compact Multi-Tool — $39.99

89 Piece Professional Gunsmithing Screwdriver Set — $89.99


PUCK — $119.99

IPS Shelf — $119.99

Rechargable 450G Silica Gel (5 Pack) — $11.99

Crimson Trace

Brushline Pro 3-12×42 Plex — $629.99

CMR-207G — $284.99

CTS-1300 — $339.99

“We are grateful for Caldwell, Crimson Trace, Lockdown and Wheeler’s continued support of the +ONE Movement immediately following National Shooting Sports Month,” said Zach Snow, NSSF Director, Member Development. “Their efforts help to encourage experienced shooters and hunters to mentor newcomers so they can enjoy these lifelong activities with friends and family.”

“Our brands are extremely proud and excited to further our partnership with NSSF for their September Gearbox giveaway,” said Ryan Donahue, Director of Brand Management, American Outdoor Brands. “We are thrilled to support and engage with new and passionate shooters across the country by providing quality products ensured to get you to the range.”

There are now over 2 million pledges and potential mentees who are part of the +ONE Movement. Individuals and businesses interested in promoting and getting directly involved in the +ONE Movement can visit and to learn more about the initiative and find ways to get started. Additional +ONE resources can be downloaded and or ordered at

About NSSF

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, log on to

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Holosun to Attend NTOA

Holosun to Attend NTOA

City of Industry, CA (September 10, 2021) – Holosun is pleased to return to the National Tactical Officers Association Conference in Kansas City, Missouri from September 12-17, 2021. Holosun will debut exciting new products including recent green reticle optics from the X2 line of pistol sights.

Attendees of the show will get hands-on time with products at the Holosun booth along with having their questions or concerns answered by the Holosun team. When visiting the NTOA Conference at the Kansas City Convention Center, be sure to visit Holosun at booth #906. For questions or to schedule an appointment, please contact

Holosun Technologies, Inc., located in City of Industry, California, is committed to

creating innovative optic and laser/IR technologies that benefit a broad range of

shooting, hunting, law enforcement and professional needs. Using the quality

manufacturing standards demanded by some of the best-known optics brands in the

world, with a wide range of affordable options, Holosun is at the forefront of

development of new sight technologies. Key innovations include Shake Awake

TechnologyTM, 50,000-hour battery life, Solar FailSafeTM, Multiple Reticle SystemTM

(MRS), Super Green LED, and IR/Laser units that utilize the most recent advancements

in laser and LED technology. At Holosun, we pride ourselves on providing cutting-edge

equipment at a competitive price that astounds the competition and the end-user.

For more information, please visit

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Revision Awarded Contract by Swedish Armed Forces to Deliver Eye Protection Systems



Revision Awarded Contract by Swedish Armed Forces to Deliver Eye Protection Systems

ESSEX JUNCTION, VERMONT (September 10, 2021)Revision Military has been awarded a contract with the Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) of Sweden for Military Protective Eyewear Systems (MPES) for a total validity period of seven (7) years. The contract was signed in June 2020 and initial product deliveries started to arrive in Sweden in August 2021. The MPES includes rigorous specifications and customization requirements to suit the needs of the Swedish Armed Forces – including ballistic eyewear, low profile goggles, full coverage goggles, universal prescription carrier and ballistic laser protective lenses to protect against a variety of laser hazards. Revision partnered with CRD Protection, a privately held Swedish company specializing in protective products, to pursue and secure a contract award with the FMV and assist with contract execution.

“Our team is thrilled to be partnered with the Swedish Armed Forces for their MPES contract”, said Revision CEO, Amy Coyne. “We believe that the FMV has taken a forward-thinking, holistic approach to eye protection, choosing a suite of products and accessories to cover the wide variety of threats their soldiers may face, including advanced laser protection which has proven to be an increasing threat around the globe. We are honored that the FMV chose Revision.”

Each product was customized to meet FMV requirements, including the national emblem of Sweden, the Three Crowns on the brow of each eyewear frame. The FMV chose three eyewear platforms for the contract along with the following accessories:

Sawfly®R3 Eyewear System: the next generation of the battle-proven, legacy Sawfly eyewear, featuring upgraded temple arms to improve fit, comfort and retentions, and a revised brow design for improved helmet integration.
Bullet Ant® Goggle System: a dual lens goggle system offering high-impact protection in a slim profile design.
Wolfspider® Goggle System: streamlines size, weight and design for comfort and equipment compatibility without compromising on full coverage ballistic protection.
Prescription (Rx) Carrier: universal Rx Carrier compatible with SawflyR3, Bullet Ant and Wolfspider, offering a singular solution for correction vision.
LazrBloc® ballistic and laser protective lenses allow for easy integration of protection against laser hazards into eyewear systems.

Revision Sawfly®R3 Eyewear System

Revision Sawfly®R3 Eyewear System shown with the national emblem of Sweden, the Three Crowns, on the brow of the eyewear frame. Revision was selected for the Swedish Armed Forces Military Protective Eyewear System (MPES) 7 Year contract.

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Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) Logo


Revision is relentlessly dedicated to protect vision by developing and delivering purpose-built eye protection for military and tactical use worldwide. The Company has invested in the development and delivery of advanced laser protective solutions over the past decade, and become experts in both ballistic laser protective solutions to protect military, law enforcement and first responders today, as well as the distinct ability to develop custom solutions based upon the unique threat and situation. Revision specializes in integration for the optimum and necessary balance of protection and performance. The eyewear business and brand was acquired in September 2019 by ASGARD Partners & Co and Merit Capital, and the Company is headquartered in Essex Junction, Vermont, USA. For more information, visit,

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See MOHOC 2.0 Live Streaming Demo at DSEi

See MOHOC 2 live streaming demo at DSEi

MOHOC Cameras & Accessories at DSEi

Although there isn’t a MOHOC tradeshow booth at this year’s DSEi, you can still see the latest MOHOC® Cameras and accessories in action at the booth of our UK dealer Level Peaks, plus live streaming demos of the all-new MOHOC 2 prototype at the Steatite/Persistent Systems and GlenAir booths.
Get in touch with John Prosser, Director of International Sales, for individual meetings. John’s email is:
Find Level Peaks at booths H4-648,H4-709. 
Find Steatite/Persistent Systems at booth H2-563. 
Find GlenAir at booth H7-618.
DSEi takes place 14-17 September at ExCel, London.

Link to DSEi website

MOHOC, Inc. 815 1st Ave, Suite 337, Seattle WA 98104, USA

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The SCOUTER Red Dot by SIOPTO is finally here and ready for you.

  • Rugged and aesthetically pleasing HOOD design
  • Motion activated on and auto shut off after 2 hours
  • European mini micro-LED technology
  • Collimated wedge lens with multi-layer coating for a sharp and clear view
  • Rigid battery cover
  • Unique original distinguished design by SIOPTO & Strike Industries engineers
  • Variety of SIOPTO compatible optional accessories (coming soon)
  • 20mm diameter objective lens
  • 18,000 hour battery life at mid brightness level #6
  • Brightness setting from level 1 – level 11
  • Included absolute height mount compatible w/ 1913 Picatinny rail
  • One-piece sight housing and mount made from 6061-T6 aluminum
  • Designed and assembled in the USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Click on the picture above to watch the video!

Product Contents:

  • -x1 SIOPTO SCOUTER red dot
  • -x1 Rigid battery cover
  • -x1 Absolute height mount
  • -x4 Mount Screw
  • -x4 Battery cover screw
  • -x1 CR2032 Li-ion battery
  • -x1 Loctite® Threadlocker Blue 242®
  • -x1 Hex tool [2mm]
  • -x1 Hex tool [4mm]
  • -x1 Torx Tool [T-10]
  • -x1 Cleaning cloth
  • -x1 Owner’s guide
  • -x1 Warning card

The SIOPTO SCOUTER is the first optical sight to premiere from the SIOPTO line of products. The SCOUTER is a unique original distinguished design by SIOPTO and Strike Industries engineers. This is a precision CQB/CQC aiming solution at a competitive price point that provides functionality needed to operate in austere conditions. The SCOUTER is made from a one-piece sight housing along with the included absolute height mounting base. Both are CNC machined from a solid billet 6061-T6 aluminum alloy providing a rugged, yet aesthetically pleasing HOOD design. No parallax, unlimited eye-relief and a wide 20mm field of view (FOV) to ensure quick target acquisition as well as increasing target transition proficiency. A collimated wedge lens with multi-layer coating for a sharp and clear view. Specially customized European mini micro-LED technology generates the crystal-clear red dot reflection on the 20mm objective lens. With the power efficient circuitry, the battery life lasts just over two (2) years at illumination level #6 protected by the SIOPTO designed rigid battery cover. Depend on the SCOUTER when you need it, this red dot sight has a motion activation feature; it will automatically power on when motion is detected and will automatically shut off after two (2) hours of no motion. The push button switch adjusts the illumination through 11 different settings. Lightweight and compact, the SCOUTER is an extremely viable option for any weapon platform where the application requires quick target acquisition and transitioning in a close-quarters setting. The SCOUTER is 100% designed and assembled in the USA and comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Stay tuned for the variety of SIOPTO compatible optional accessories.
-Red Dot: Aimpoint® Micro Standard (T-1/T-2) footprint
-Included Mount: 1913 Picatinny rail

Product Specifications:

  • SCOUTER LxWxH: 79.30mm (3.12″) x 45.30mm (1.78″) x 38.50mm (1.52″)
  • -SCOUTER w/ mount height: 62.00mm (1.78″)
  • WEIGHT: 6.30 oz. (w/ battery & mount)
  • FOV (FIELD OF VIEW): 20mm
  • RETICLE: 2.0 MOA red dot (650nm +/-10NM wavelength)
  • ILLUMINATION SETTINGS: Level 1 – Level 11
  • ADJUSTMENT: 1/2 MOA per click
  • POWER: x1 CR2032 Li-ion
  • BATTERY LIFE: 18,000 hours @ level #6
  • *AUTO ON/OFF: Motion detected on / 2 hours after no motion
  • MATERIAL: CNC machined 6061-T6 aluminum
  • WATERPROOF: 10 meters (30 ft.) / 3 hours
  • *NOTE: Auto motion detected on only works if red dot is not manually turned off. Only when standby occurs with no motion after 2 hours
  • -PACKAGE LENGTH: 133.35mm (5.25″)
  • -PACKAGE WIDTH: 120.65mm (4.75″)
  • -PACKAGE HEIGHT: 57.15mm (2.25″)
  • -TOTAL WEIGHT W/ PKG: 10.10 oz


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InVeris Training Solutions Acquires SURVIVR, Enhancing Virtual Reality Expertise.

Meggitt Training Systems changes name to InVeris Training SolutionsSuwanee, Ga., August 25, 2021 — InVeris Training Solutions, the leading provider of integrated virtual and live-fire training systems and services for domestic and international law enforcement customers, announced today that it has acquired SURVIVR, a privately held, Dallas-based Public Benefit Corporation devoted to public safety. With the addition of SURVIVR to its industry-leading readiness training solutions portfolio, InVeris continues to build on its long-standing commitment to deliver effective, reliable, and innovative products and services for when split-second decisions matter.

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“SURVIVR’s premier virtual reality police training system and patented technology complements recent research and development by InVeris. It will be incorporated into our VR-DT solution to expand future capabilities,” said InVeris CEO Al Weggeman. “All police forces – large and small, urban and rural – need and deserve the most realistic, effective training. This acquisition by InVeris strengthens our product offering to better prepare law enforcement officers for real-life situations in their community.”

“SURVIVR’s virtual reality technology has been chosen by various law enforcement departments and the U.S. Air Force Security Forces,” noted Brian Hoang, the company’s co-founder who will now serve as InVeris’ director of VR/AR strategy. “Joining InVeris enables us to combine the best aspects of both systems, providing an unrivaled solution for existing and future customers.”

Simulation training, which provides trainees with real-to-life experiences, has been an important component of law enforcement and defense training for decades. Combining InVeris’ BlueFire® simulated weapons technology with SURVIVR and InVeris’ VR-DT virtual reality de-escalation and safety training solutions will form a new generation of immersive, 3D, scenario-based training. Similarly, instructors can use dynamic branching for a wide range of responses based upon the trainee’s verbal statements and physical actions. The objective for these solutions is simple but critical to all concerned: Good training saves lives.

About InVeris Training Solutions

InVeris Training Solutions combines an agile approach with unmatched expertise in training technology to design and deliver customized, cutting-edge, first-rate training solutions that keep law enforcement, private and commercial range clients safe, as well as military prepared and ready to serve. With a portfolio of technology-enabled training solutions, and a team of 400 employees driven to innovate, InVeris Training Solutions is the global leader in integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training solutions. With its legacy companies, FATS® and Caswell, InVeris Training Solutions has fielded over 15,500 live-fire ranges and 7,500 virtual systems globally during its 95-year history. The company is headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia and partners with clients in the U.S. and around the world from facilities on five continents.

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FAA Awards $100M to Develop Next Generation of Sustainable Aircraft Technology

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Date: September 10, 2021

FAA Awards $100M to Develop Next Generation of Sustainable Aircraft Technology

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded more than $100 million for companies to help develop technologies that reduce fuel use, emissions and noise. The award is part of a series of steps President Biden is taking to coordinate leadership and innovation across the federal government, aircraft manufacturers, airlines, fuel producers and more to position American aviation to soar towards net zero emissions by 2050. This FAA announcement is part of those efforts.

“Across the country, communities have been devastated by the effects of climate change – but, if we act now, we can ensure that aviation plays a central role in the solution,” said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “These awards will help America lead the world in sustainable aviation.”

The Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) Program is a public-private partnership that began in 2010 and is a key part the FAA’s overall strategy to tackle the global challenge of climate change and lower the impact aviation has on communities. The program requires the companies receiving the contracts to match or exceed the FAA’s investment, bringing the total to at least $200 million over a five-year period.  The awards are the third phase of the FAA’s CLEEN program.

FAA Investment
Under CLEEN Phase III, the FAA and six industry partners will focus on reducing aviation emissions and noise, including pursuing goals of reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by improving fuel efficiency by at least 20 percent below the relevant International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standard; NOx emissions by 70 percent relative to the most recent ICAO standard; particulate matter emissions below the ICAO standard; and noise by 25 dB cumulative relative to the FAA Stage 5 standard.

General Electric Aviation will develop an advanced engine propulsion system and advanced acoustic improvements to reduce noise and fuel consumption; electric and hybrid-electric systems to increase fuel efficiency; and advanced combustion and thermal management systems to reduce emissions and fuel consumption. The company also will support the evaluation of alternative jet fuels that could enable further aircraft performance improvements.
Honeywell Aerospace will develop a more efficient engine fan, combustion system, compressor, and turbine to reduce noise, emissions, and fuel consumption.
Pratt & Whitney will develop an ultra-quiet engine fan and an advanced combustion system to reduce noise, emissions, and fuel consumption.
Boeing will develop technologies to reduce noise from the wings, landing gear, and engine inlets. The company also will support the evaluation of alternative jet fuels that could enable further aircraft performance improvements, and help to develop new algorithms that enable aircraft to fly quieter, more fuel-efficient routes.
Delta TechOps, GKN Aerospace, MDS Coating, and America’s Phenix will work together to develop erosion-resistant fan blade coatings to reduce fuel consumption over the life of an engine.
Rohr Inc. will develop acoustic technology to reduce the noise from engine exhausts.

The FAA also is pursuing agreements with Rolls-Royce Corporation and Safran Nacelles.

“Like our quest for safer skies, making flying sustainable requires us to constantly look for ways to improve,” said FAA Administrator Steve Dickson.

The CLEEN technologies developed so far are estimated to reduce CO2 emissions equivalent to removing 3 million cars from the road by 2050 and to save the aviation industry 36 billion gallons of fuel. The fuel savings is the equivalent of 11.4 million Boeing 737 flights between New York and Los Angeles.

Continuing Success 
Examples of the accomplishments from the FAA’s $225 million invested in the CLEEN Phase I and Phase II include:

Enhanced jet engine combustion systems have entered the aviation fleet, resulting in lower emissions.
Advanced aircraft wings made of stronger and lighter-weight materials are supporting innovative development of current and future aircraft.
Flight Management System algorithms have been created under CLEEN to enable aircraft to fly more fuel-efficient routes.
Several alternative jet fuels have been certified for safe use, due in part to testing and evaluation efforts conducted under CLEEN.

The FAA anticipates that technologies developed under CLEEN Phase III could be introduced into commercial aircraft by 2031.

See the CLEEN Program website for more program information and detailed descriptions of CLEEN technologies and benefits.

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HENSOLDT to support Frontex maritime surveillance project.

26 Aug 21. HENSOLDT to support Frontex maritime surveillance project. ARGOS-II HD thermal imaging camera to be deployed on aerostats. Leading-edge sensor technology developed by HENSOLDT will strengthen Frontex maritime surveillance in the Mediterranean Sea and contribute to the protection of Europe’s strategic south-eastern border. In the frame of a technology pilot program, HENSOLDT’s ARGOS-II HD electro-optical infra-red (eoir) system will be deployed on two tethered aerostats and deliver extensive security surveillance.

The project is operated by Frontex – the European Border and Coast Guard Agency – which has the mandate to safeguard the external borders of the European Union and ensure the freedom and territorial integrity of member states.

Andreas Huelle, Head of HENSOLDT’s Optronics Division, says: “This innovative technology offers Frontex the ability to monitor a very strategic maritime coastline and collect critical data. This is a capability that has been identified as a strategic priority by both the EU and the United Nations.”

The ARGOS-II HD forms part of an integrated turn-key solution that consists of advanced sensors that are fitted on two aerostats, provided by CNIM Air Space, tethered on Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. At altitudes of several hundred meters above the host islands the ARGOS-II covers a range of up to 40 km and can detect both large and small vessels and monitor activities with exceptional clarity and detail. It is in operation 24/7,day and night, even in inclement weather. The continuous zoom thermal imaging camera records the images and transmit video and data in real time to base stations on the ground.

“Argos II is one of the best eoir sensors in the market today and will provide Frontex with accurate, real-time information on activities in the maritime environment and enable it to analyze situations and initiate respective counter measures”, says Mischa Niedinger, Director of Airborne Systems Sales at HENSOLDT.

The ARGOS-II HD system can be fitted onto fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles and aerostats. It is used extensively in border protection, search and rescue operations, maritime patrols, law enforcement and asset protection. It is already widely used in the security and surveillance environments, including by the German Federal Police where it is deployed in anti-smuggling, illegal trafficking, and border security operations.

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Safariland CADRE Golob Takes Back-To-Back Women’s Title Wins in Wyoming

September 10, 2021

Safariland CADRE Golob Takes Back-To-Back Women’s Title Wins in Wyoming

Safariland®, a leading global provider of safety products designed for public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, announced that Safariland CADRE, Julie Golob won titles at the NRA Steamboat Challenge Action Pistol Regional and Wyoming State Championships in a back-to-back match weekend hosted by the Otto Road Shooting Range in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

The double match weekend kicked off with the Steamboat Challenge Regional featuring classic action pistol courses of fire: Moving Target, Barricade, Plates, and Practical. Julie secured 1st place finish among women, and 4th place finish in the Open Division. She took the overall stage win for the Barricade Event with a perfect 480 score.

With regional championships crowned, the Wyoming State match repeated two courses, Moving Target and Plates, with the two remining courses being selected at random. In Golob’s case, International Rapid Fire and Modified Barricade were selected, adding a twist and excitement with no previous opportunity to shoot either course. In the Wyoming State Championships, Golob was named the Ladies Champion while earning a 3rd place podium finish in the Open Division. Despite it being a first-time run, Golob tied for first with High Master Mark Itzstein for top honors on the Modified Barricade.

“I use the Safariland ELS system with a 776 magnetic pouch to conveniently store all my mags in Action Pistol,” said Golob. “I also like to keep a spare 771 pouch with me. It’s designed to give a fast and efficient reload and it came in handy for the Modified Barricade.”

In both competitions, Julie Golob was outfitted with the same guns and gear. In addition to her Safariland ELS Rig, her setup includes a custom Smith & Wesson 9mm 911 with Trijicon MRO optic, custom loaded Federal Premium ammunition, and Caldwell safety gear.

“Safariland is very proud of CADRE Golob’s accomplishments and thankful for her outstanding representation of our brand. These back-to-back titles are an excellent demonstration of Julie’s marksmanship and abilities with a pistol and dedication to refining her shooting skills,” said Christina Rhine.

About The Safariland Group

The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland® Armor, Duty Gear and Communications, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Hatch®, Med-Eng®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives®”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.

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The Most Comfortable Rifle You Will Ever Shoot

The Most Comfortable Rifle You Will Ever Shoot

CAA USA CEO, LTC. (Ret.) Mikey Hartman, reveals details of the newly minted “AGADA” P.C.C. rifle via the company’s YouTube Channel. The AGADA, Hebrew for “Legend,” will be officially unveiled at 2021 NASGW Expo.

Pompano Beach, Fla. (September 2021)CAA USA, designers and developers of the world-famous MCK/Micro Conversion Kit, have just released new details regarding their new pistol caliber carbine on the company’s YouTube Channel. LTC. (Ret.) Mikey Hartman, CEO of CAA USA, announces in the video that the PCC has been named the AGADA, a Hebrew word for “Legend.” At an MSRP of $899.00, the AGADA will accept 9mm and in the future 10mm GLOCK magazines.

Hartman goes further into detail, citing the various components of the new “human-designed” rifle that breaks with a 500-year-old rifle design tradition. “Most of my 22-year military career I spent training the IDF army on how to shoot a rifle. When I established the marksmanship / sharpshooting school and wrote the shooting doctrine, I tried to find a system that would prepare each and every soldier for combat and to achieve the desired outcome. The very way soldiers held their rifles always frustrated me, whether it was a Galil, M4 or Tavor. The gun is just not designed for the human body. We, by definition, must contort our body to hold the pistol grip, pull trigger, hold forward grip, and even place our head on the stock / cheekpiece. When we started to design our new rifle, I did so with that in mind and adjusted, sometimes radically, every point of contact of our body with the rifle. It will be the most comfortable gun you will ever hold. That I guarantee”.

The patent-pending AGADA rifle will have some familiar features such as a gas blow-back operation and will be available for right and left-hand shooters. It will also use existing GLOCK magazines, as well as CAA USA proprietary magazines. It will be available in three basic configurations:


  • · 16-inch rifle
  • · 10-inch NFA SBR
  • · 10-inch Carbine with faux suppressor pinned and welded to an OAL of 16-inches


Where the AGADA breaks design tradition is in the stock, lower receiver, pistol grip, trigger, and forward grip. The adjustable cheekpiece features an increased surface area that keeps the shooter’s head in an optimal upright position while the stock is resting on and against the shoulder. The folding stock folds to the opposite side and will be capable of firing when folded.

The unique design of the magwell is an oversized opening that allows the user faster mag insertions without removing the head or taking eyes off the target during reloading. The integrated pistol grip curls forward and off the side of the lower, putting the user in more of a “boxer” like position, as well as a more natural continuation of the arm. The AGADA will have an incorporated last-round, bolt-hold-open with release lever feature, in addition to two safeties. One will be in the pistol grip and the other will be an ambidextrous safety in the lower.

The AGADA’s fire control group is unlike a traditional rearward pull. It exploits the natural flow of the arm in the boxing position by using a downward pull to activate the very light 2.5 lbs. trigger pull. The ergonomic forward grip is off-set and angled forward and can quickly be adjusted to any shooter’s specific requirements without removal from the rail.

For more information on the new AGADA rifle, see the video on CAA USA’s YouTube page.


About CAA USA:

CAA USA is a designer, developer, and distributor of modern tactical accessories, optics, and handgun conversion kits targeting the Armed Forces, Law Enforcement, and firearm enthusiasts across the globe. CAA USA’s famous conversion kit, the MCK/Micro Conversion Kit, has taken the country by storm with models for Glock, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson, Springfield, CZ, and Taurus as well as the upcoming H&K. This made-for end-user conversion kit allows you to increase your accuracy and is an overall fun range tool.


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Introducing the MPA DS40 Travis Tomasie (TT) Competition Pistol from MasterPiece Arms

Built based on the pistol configuration preferences of MPA Pro Shooter, National and World Champion, Travis Tomasie, the MPA DS40 TT Comp Pistol is chambered in 40 S&W to meet Major Power Factor scoring in both USPSA and IPSC.

Introducing the MPA DS40 Travis Tomasie (TT) Competition Pistol from MasterPiece Arms

Built based on the pistol configuration preferences of MPA Pro Shooter, National and World Champion, Travis Tomasie, the MPA DS40 TT Comp Pistol is chambered in 40 S&W to meet Major Power Factor scoring in both USPSA and IPSC.

Comer, Ga. (September 2021)MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturer of precision Pistol, BA Rifles and Chassis Systems, is proud to unveil its newest competition pistol, based on the preferences of MPA Pro Shooter Travis Tomasie, in the DS Pistol Line: the MPA DS40 Travis Tomasie (TT) Competition Pistol. Chambered in 40 S&W, the DS40 TT Comp Pistol meets Major Power Factor scoring under the rules of the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) and the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC).

“We were excited to work with Travis to create this competition-ready pistol,” commented Phil Cashin, owner and president of MPA. “Travis’ years of experience and knowledge in the competitive shooting marketplace helped us hone in on what features matter most when it comes to competition. We’ve created something really special here that we think any competitor in USPSA or IPSC will find value in.”

Providing incredible accuracy and reliability, the specific features for this pistol include aggressive texturing on the MPA Grip, which helps shooters keep a firm grip on their pistol during fast-paced competitions. It also includes traditional dovetail cuts for the adjustable front and rear sights, a Bomar-style rear sight, competition magwell (for 140mm mags or larger – incorporates a self-centering radius funnel design), and two MBX 140mm 40 Cal magazines. It is ideal for USPSA Limited Division.

“I’m proud to have partnered with MPA in developing a truly remarkable competition pistol. Built to my specifications and combining superior components with precision craftsmanship, the DS40 TT Comp Pistol is ready to race right out of the box,” Tomasie said.

As with all DS Pistols, all parts of the MPA DS40 TT Comp Pistol are machined in the USA from barstock and billet and include no MIM, castings, or forgings. The components machined by MPA include the full-length steel, light rail five-inch frame, slide, MPA 416R stainless bull barrel, stainless steel beavertail/grip safety, stainless steel ambidextrous safety, stainless steel slide stop, firing pin stop, ejector, magwell, and a 7075 black anodized aluminum grip.

The DS40 TT Comp Pistol also includes a Koenig hammer, sear, and disconnector, Wolff Springs, custom machined aluminum trigger shoe, and a one-piece stainless guide rod. It features a 2.5 lb. trigger pull. The pistol will ship with a pull weight between 2 lbs. 6 oz. – 2 lbs. 10 oz. and will relax to 2 lbs. after the pistol is broken in. The FGW slide serrations with slide lightening cuts create less reciprocating mass. Each pistol is hand-built, including lapping the slide/frame interface, and comes competition-ready in a custom MPA single pistol case with a lifetime warranty.

Tomasie is a multiple world and national IPSC and USPSA champion. He is an Army Veteran and former member of the US Army Marksmanship Unit. He has been featured and prominently starred on TV’s “MythBusters,” “Shooting USA,” “Gallery of Guns,” and a host of other shows. He has founded his own training academy, where he teaches a variety of students in many segments, including competition, self-defense, beginners, as well as military and law enforcement. One of the most dynamic and engaging teachers in the industry, Tomasie has coached and mentored many of today’s top shooters to remarkable success, including numerous national championship victories. As a student of the game, he constantly strives to advance the art and science of high-performance marksmanship.

For any custom builds, colors, race guns, or other inquiries, please contact For more information on MasterPiece Arms and their product line of pistols, rifles, chassis systems, and accessories, visit

About MasterPiece Arms:

MasterPiece Arms‘ main offices, located in Comer, Georgia, combine quality engineering and state-of-the-art manufacturing to design and produce firearms, such as highly successful BA Rifles and Chassis Systems. Masterpiece Arms uses high accuracy CNC machining, turning, barrel making, laser cutting, and bending in its manufacturing process controlled by their ISO9002/TS16949 Registered Quality System.

MPA engineers test and retest our weapons to provide customers with one of the most enjoyable guns available. With versatile uses, such as personal and home protection, long-range shooting, hunting, and tactical interests, MPA products are one of a kind and backed by a lifetime warranty for original owners. Learn more about MasterPiece Arms products at or call 866.803.0000.

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Mission First Tactical (MFT) Announces the MFT Extreme Duty Polymer Mag 7.62 X 51 NATO

Mission First Tactical (MFT) Announces the MFT Extreme Duty Polymer Mag 7.62 X 51 NATO

Available in 10 rounds, the MFT Extreme Duty Polymer Magazine utilizes new material technology and manufacturing processes for enhanced strength, durability, and reliability.

Horsham, Pa. (September 2021) – Mission First Tactical, LLC (MFT™), a leader in USA-made rifle/carbine accessories, is proud to introduce the MFT Extreme Duty Polymer Mag 7.62 X 51 NATO, available in a 10 round option. Designed for the AR10A/SR25/M1110 pattern rifles, the MFT Extreme Duty Polymer Mag has been optimized for use with SAAMI-spec 7.62×51 and .308 Winchester ammunition.

Manufactured using the newest material technology and processes, the Extreme Duty Polymer Magazines with their next-generation, long glass-fiber polymer construction offers perfection in structural performance: strength, durability, and reliability to exceed demanding military performance specs. A long-life USGI-Spec stainless steel spring is corrosion resistant. The four-way, anti-tilt, self-lubricating follower keeps the rounds aligned and makes mag feeding consistent and reliable, while virtually eliminating jams.

The front and rear of the gripping surface is ribbed for a positive grip, even with gloves.  An oversized bolt-catch provides enhanced reliability of the bolt catch operation. The flared floor plate allows for an easier grip in handling and extraction and one-hand reloads. Wrapping up the multiple benefits to the Extreme Duty Polymer Mag 7.62 X 51 NATO is a paint dox matrix to allow for easy marking and identification of magazines and the tool-less disassembly with the double floor plate safety release tabs. Available in Black and Scorched Dark Earth with an MSRP of $22.99.

Mission First Tactical is proud to dedicate the new 7.62x51mm magazines to the memory of Frank DeSomma from Patriot Ordnance Factory. It was a privilege to work with him through the development process. He will be missed greatly!

Mission First Tactical products come with a Lifetime Warranty. For more information on Mission First Tactical, visit

About Mission First Tactical:

Mission First Tactical (MFT) designs and develops select USA Made rifle/carbine accessories and Kydex-style, Boltaron material holsters handmade in the United States specifically for the Military, Law Enforcement, and Civilian markets. The MFT team has over 75 years of industry experience in taking concepts to front-line deployment. From the beginning, MFT’s mission is to develop leading-edge products for individuals operating in harm’s way. Success for every operator’s mission is Mission First Tactical’s intent.

Battlelink™ Buttstocks, Engage™ Pistol Grips, React™ Grip Series, Torch™ Laser & Light Mounts, E-Volv™ and MFT Mags™ brands are trademarks of Mission First Tactical, LLC. All company and product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective sources.

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President Biden Withdraws Nomination of David Chipman for ATF Director

For immediate release | September 9, 2021

President Biden Withdraws Nomination of David Chipman for ATF Director

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearm industry trade association, is pleased to learn of President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw the nomination of David Chipman to become the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

NSSF led the opposition to Chipman’s nomination. Mr. Chipman is clearly unqualified to lead ATF due to his employment as a gun control lobbyist for Everytown for Gun Safety and Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. He had previously testified on Capitol Hill in favor of gun bans, gun registration and gun control policies that were not in keeping with the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. He also made denigrating remarks about the 8.4 million first-time gun buyers last year, calling into question his ability to fairly and evenly apply the law as written and firearm regulations.

Chipman was later accused of making racially-denigrating remarks, to which he has yet to answer. NSSF called on The White House or Chipman himself to release his personnel records from his 25 years as an ATF agent. Neither has done so.

“We believe strongly that ATF needs a Senate-confirmed director to lead the brave men and women of ATF,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “David Chipman is not that person.”

The firearm industry hopes The White House will now nominate a qualified candidate who possesses executive leadership experience and will apply the law without a political agenda. NSSF has supported every prior nominee in the past, including President Barack Obama’s nomination of B. Todd Jones and more recently President Donald Trump’s nomination of Chuck Canterbury.

About NSSF

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, log on to

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NSSF Retail Surveys Show 3.2 Million Estimated First-Time Gun Buyers in First Half of 2021

For immediate release | September 9, 2021

NSSF Retail Surveys Show 3.2 Million Estimated First-Time Gun Buyers in First Half of 2021

First-Time Gun Buyer

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearm industry trade association, surveyed firearm retailers recently, and estimates that over 3.2 million people purchased a firearm for the first time during the first half of 2021.

The survey was conducted to learn the buying habits and factors of this year’s firearm purchasers during the first six months of 2021. Respondents indicated that 33.2 percent of customers, or 3,247,351, purchased a firearm for the first time, based on June’s total of nearly 9.8 million background checks for a gun sale.

“This survey shows that there is a continuing demand signal for firearms from the American public,” said Joe Bartozzi, NSSF President and CEO. “We witnessed each month background check figures associated with a gun sale that are second only to those we saw in last year’s record-breaking totals. These survey results show not only is there a strong and healthy appetite from first-time gun buyers but that there is still room to grow. We are encouraged by the sustained interest in lawful and responsible gun ownership as well as by the manufacturing base which has been challenged to meet this remarkable demand.”

Survey results showed that in the first six months of 2021:

  • · Over 90 percent of retailers reported an increase of African American men purchasing firearms.
  • · Nearly 87 percent of retailers reported an increase of African American women purchasing firearms.
  • · Nearly 84 percent of retailers reported an increase of Hispanic-American men purchasing firearms.
  • · Over 87 percent of retailers reported an increase of Hispanic-American women purchasing firearms.
  • · Over 76.5 percent of retailers reported an increase of Asian-American men purchasing firearms.
  • · Over 82 percent of retailers reported an increase of Asian-American women purchasing firearms.
  • · 22.1 percent of customers purchased a second firearm since their initial purchase.
  • · 44.5 percent of first-time gun buyers in 2021 were under 40.
  • · 45.7 percent asked for information on safety training.
  • · 23.6 percent signed up for safety training.

Download the infographic on NSSF Firearm Retailer Survey Firearm & Ammunition Sales here.

About NSSF

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, log on to

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Work with DoD? NDIA encourages small businesses to respond to Fed Register call

Sept. 9, 2021

NDIA supports DoD effort to learn from small businesses to improve operations

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Defense Industrial Association urges small businesses to tell the Defense Department their experiences – the good and the bad — in trying to become part of the defense supply chain, the Arlington, Virginia-based trade association announces.

NDIA is assisting the Defense Department’s effort to bring more small businesses to the table. To that end, DoD issued a Federal Register notice Sept. 8<>, asking small businesses for comments on the hurdles they face in defense contracting. Responses will go directly into the DoD’s overall small-business strategy.

The move comes after an address from Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks to a Pennsylvania commerce gathering Sept. 1. “We are committed to examining the administrative barriers that small businesses face in working with us,” she said. “We will take meaningful action to remove barriers where we can.”

ML Mackey, chair of NDIA’s small-business division, encourages companies – members and non-members – to respond to the DoD’s request with honesty and transparency.

“Remember back to when you first got involved with DoD: What enabled you to engage effectively? Are those mechanisms and pathways still in place? Are they easier? Are they more difficult? These are the things DoD needs to know to clear barriers to bring in more small businesses, creating that rich and diverse defense industrial base that can most effectively support the needs of our warfighters,” she said.

Ally Veres, vice chair of the small-business division, called DoD’s effort a solid step in the right direction. “We’re delighted DoD is reaching out to better understand barriers to entry” she said. “This is a great opportunity for us to provide insight into where well-meaning efforts may have inadvertently brought about unintended consequences for small-business entry and ongoing engagement in the defense industrial base.”

Comments are due by Oct. 25. For details, please see the notice in the Federal Register<>.

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