Howard Leight by Honeywell UVEX Eyewear


Back in late September, Howard Leight announced their new line of sport eyewear, which the company markets under the UVEX Hypershock brand. The folks at Honeywell were kind enough to send us a pair to review for our readers so here they are. Initial impression:

  1. comfortable
  2. light
  3. attractive
  4. Street price: ~ $10-$14
  5. ANSI Z87+ **

** A quick note on the ANSI Z87.n specification. The spec is complex and lengthy but thorough; anything that complies with Z87+ means that it has been tested for high velocity impact from foreign matter.

We’ll have a short review in November after we have a couple of range sessions with the glasses.

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Drone technology has advanced significantly opening up a whole new world of possibilities; however, in the wrong hands, it can easily become an unexpected and lethal weapon. A simple drone can now be purchased, at a relatively low cost, online or in a store easily accessible to everyone including a potential terrorist. ​ The drone industry may have opened a whole new world of possibilities, yet it also poses a potential threat to Governments, facilities, individuals and Homeland Security. SKYLOCK has developed a suite of systems that can be used in various scenarios from HLS, Border Protection, Critical Assets, airports, VIP and convoy protection in the fight against drone attacks.

For more information visit:

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Silynx Customers Now Have a LITE Version of the Clarus Pro

CLARUS PRO LITE has all the hearing protection features you’ve come to love about Silynx products, simplified and ready for the field, factory, or range. Order today to make sure you don’t miss out on our first limited run!

Click to view our CLARUS PRO / CLARUS PRO LITE Comparison Guide

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SIG SAUER Honored with Three Awards at the 2018 National Association of Sporting Good Wholesalers (NASGW) Expo

Newington, N.H. (October 22, 2018) – SIG SAUER, pleased to announce they were recently honored with three awards at the 2018 National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) Annual Expo Dinner in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania held October 16, 2018.

SIG SAUER Honored with Three Awards at the 2018 National Association of Sporting Good Wholesalers (NASGW) Expo

2018 NASGW Leadership Award for “Innovator of the Year”: NASGW Leadership Awards are given to association members that exemplify a commitment to two-step distribution in the sporting goods industry and provide outstanding value and service. Nominees for the NASGW Leadership Awards are evaluated on four key criteria: 1) distribution policy, 2) marketing, 3) sales and promotion, 4) logistics and operations and NASGW and industry support.

“It’s a tremendous honor for all of us at SIG SAUER to be recognized by NASGW with the Leadership Award for Innovator of the Year. We truly value and appreciate our partnership with the distributor network represented through NASGW, and work tirelessly to bring forward innovative products and programs that showcase our diverse product offering,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER Inc. “This award is also a testament to the professionalism, hard work, and dedication of our commercial sales team that goes above and beyond every day to represent the SIG SAUER brand, our products, and our programs to this valued network of distributors.”

The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics Ballistic Data Xchange System (BDX) and the SIG SAUER P365 pistol were each honored with a 2018 NASGW-POMA Caliber Award. The NASGW-POMA Caliber Awards are a partnership between the (NASGW) and the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) to recognize new and innovative products within the sporting goods industry for the year. Products are submitted by manufacturers for each category and evaluated on the following criteria: uniqueness, market need, the value of the product, ingenuity, and presentation.

2018 NASGW-POMA Caliber Award “Best New Optic”: Since its introduction in May 2018 the SIG SAUER Electro-Optics Ballistic Data Xchange (BDX) system has earned multiple industry awards and can now count the 2018 Caliber Award for “Best New Optic” as one of them. BDX is a fully integrated rangefinder and riflescope system that utilizes Applied Ballistics and Bluetooth™ to calculate and illuminate the exact holdover dot for the perfect shot. BDX is simple, fast, and intuitive – just connect the dot. The SIG BDX app is available for Android or iOS devices.

“We are really proud that our BDX rangefinder and riflescope system continues to be recognized by writers and our industry peers for its innovation in optics,” began Andy York, President, SIG SAUER Electro-Optics. “This Caliber Award is shared and appreciated by everyone on the team at SIG SAUER that worked to develop the BDX system, and bring a product to market that fuses technology in a simple way with traditional rangefinders and riflescopes – changing the game for hunters and shooters everywhere.”

2018 NASGW-POMA Caliber Award “Best Overall Product”: The SIG SAUER P365 earned the highest honor amongst the 2018 NASGW-POMA Caliber Awards for “Best New Overall Product”. The P365 is an everyday, concealed carry pistol. The high-capacity, micro-compact pistol is smaller and lighter than other pistols in its class. It features a patented, modified double-stack magazine for a 10+1 full-size capacity, with a 12-round factory-made magazine available for 13-round capacity.

“Receiving this year’s Caliber Award for Best Overall Product in 2018 is a very fitting accolade for the P365 because this pistol checks all the boxes when it comes to ingenuity, value, and uniqueness,” added Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales. “We developed the P365 because we saw a need in the market for a true high-capacity micro-pistol that would meet our high standards for quality and performance. Based on the popularity of the pistol, and the continued demand for it in the marketplace, we proved to be successful in our mission and we could not be more proud to have our achievements with the P365 recognized by these two organizations.”

This is the first NASGW Leadership Award for SIG SAUER, and the second and third NASGW-POMA Caliber Award for SIG SAUER products. In 2017 the SIG SAUER P320 X-Carry received the NASGW-POMA Award for “Best New Handgun.”

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 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 – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. For more information about the company and product line visit:


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Watch out CATO, Sightmark is Coming!

(Mansfield, TEXAS) – Sightmark will be in attendance at the 2018 CATO Training Conference, scheduled for November 5 – 8, at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. Sightmark will feature its top-of-the-line red dots and reflex sights, like the Ultra Shot M-Spec and the Wolverine, as well as other optics.

The California Association of Tactical Officers or CATO is a non-profit, non-political group based out of Los Angeles, California. CATO’s goal is to expand professionalism and knowledge of special weapons within its members across the state.


Sightmark manufactures award-winning products including riflescopes, gun sights, laser sights, night vision, flashlights, boresights and other cutting edge, premium shooting accessories. Inspired by military and law enforcement technology, Sightmark products are designed for competition, target shooting, home defense, hunting, personal safety and other tactical applications.

About Sightmark®

Sightmark manufactures award-winning products including riflescopes, gun sights, laser sights, night vision, flashlights, bore sights and other cutting edge, premium shooting accessories. Inspired by military and law enforcement technology, Sightmark products are designed for competition, shooting, home defense, personal safety and other tactical applications, as well as hunting. For more information about Sightmark products, visit For media requests related to Sightmark, please email

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Columbus, Georgia — Introducing the newest option on the most ergonomic striker fired handgun available, the VP9-B in 9mm. Retail priced at $719, the VP9-B offers a new US-style reversible push button and utilizes the same magazines as the other VP9 Series. The new push-button style mag release option from HK means the VP doesn’t just fit your hand, it fits your shooting style as well.

In any firearm, especially a handgun, the many “touchpoints ”between the shooter and the firearm are critical to consistent, repeatable, performance. Now, no matter how you are built or how you shoot, the VP series just fits.

• Depending on your shooting style, you can choose between a European-style ambidextrous paddle mag release or the new US-style reversible button. This determination must be made at time of purchase, as the two models are not convertible.

• The most ergonomic, adaptable grip frame available allows you to interchange both backstraps and grip panels in 27 unique configurations to fit your hand.

• The VP trigger is a real upgrade over the industry standard of many years. It has a short, light take-up with a solid, clean break; followed by a short, positive reset.

VP9-B models are made in HK’s Oberndorf factory in southwest Germany using all of the company’s advanced barrel manufacturing technologies and high level production of their machined steel slides, polymer frames, and all internal components. HK VP pistols are competitively priced and covered by Heckler & Koch’s lifetime warranty.

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More Than $700K in Pink Product Donations Contributed to 14,000 Research Hours

EAGLEVILLE, PA, October 19, 2018 – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting equipment, donated more than $700,000 over the past 10 years to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF), a not-for-profit organization seeking to prevent and cure breast cancer.  Each October, Streamlight recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month by highlighting its line of pink lights, the proceeds of which are contributed to BCRF.

In 2018, Streamlight donated a total of $30,000 in sales proceeds to BCRF from the pink Nano Light® key chain light, the pink Siege® AA ultra-compact lantern, and the pink Strion® LED tactical light.  For each of the lights, Streamlight donates $1.00, $2.00, and $5.00, respectively.

Over the years, a number of Streamlight employees have been affected by breast cancer.  Given the company’s tight-knit culture, the management team wanted to contribute to research efforts to find a cure.  In 2008, they decided to create pink versions of several of its most popular flashlights and donate a portion of each sale to BCRF.

“We are so proud to be a part of BCRF’s efforts to raise awareness and support research to find a cure for breast cancer,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen. “Several of our employees are breast cancer survivors, and we were determined to promote this worthy cause to help find a cure.  We are so pleased that our collective contributions to date have resulted in some 14,000 research hours.”

In 2018, the American Cancer Society estimates that nearly 270,000 women will have been diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and 41,000 will die from the disease.  Men also are affected, with 2,550 men expected to be diagnosed, and 480 expected to die from the disease.

The BCRF pink Nano Light, Siege AA, and Strion LED have MSRPs of $12.48, $52.44, and $196.52, respectively.  All lights come with Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.

About BCRF

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) advances the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer.  Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF has raised more than $500 million to fuel discoveries in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, survivorship and metastasis; making it one of the largest non-governmental funders of breast cancer research in the world.  For more information about BCRF, visit

About Streamlight

Based in Eagleville, PA, Streamlight, Inc. has 45 years of experience making tough, durable, long-lasting flashlights designed to serve the specialized needs of professionals and consumers alike.  Since 1973, the company has designed, manufactured and marketed high-performance flashlights, and today offers a broad array of lights, lanterns, weapon light/laser sighting devices, and scene lighting solutions for professional law enforcement, military, firefighting, industrial, automotive, and outdoor applications. Streamlight is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company.  For additional information, please call 800-523-7488, visit

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GLOCK refers to media reports discussing pending patent litigation between SIG Sauer, Inc. and GLOCK GmbH.
In January 2018, SIG Sauer, Inc. (SIG) filed a patent infringement suit together with a motion for a preliminary injunction against Glock GmbH (GLOCK Austria) in the Commercial Court Vienna, Austria.
SIG´s motion requested the court to prevent GLOCK from manufacturing and selling some of its most popular pistol models. SIG´s motion for a preliminary injunction was dismissed by the court because GLOCK successfully proved that SIG´s patent is invalid. SIG did not appeal this important ruling, so it is a final decision.
The remaining case in the Commercial Court Vienna is currently stayed because GLOCK filed a motion for a declaration of invalidity of the disputed patent with the Austrian Patent Office in April 2018.
It is highly likely that the Patent Office will grant GLOCK´s motion and declare the disputed SIG patent null and void because GLOCK proved during the preliminary injunction court proceeding that the SIG patent is invalid.
Our industry would be better served by its members putting their efforts and resources into providing the best possible products for our customers and protecting their second amendment rights rather than engaging in meritless litigation.


About GLOCK, Inc.

GLOCK is a leading global manufacturer of firearms. The simple, safe design of GLOCK’s polymer-based pistols revolutionized the firearms industry and made GLOCK pistols a favorite of military and law enforcement agencies worldwide and among pistol owners. In 2018, GLOCK celebrates its 32nd Anniversary in the United States. Renowned for featuring three safeties, GLOCK pistols offer users of every lifestyle confidence they can rely on. GLOCK, Inc. is based in Smyrna, Georgia. For more information, please visit

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The Remington Custom Shop is Now Offering Custom 700’s Chambered in Hornady’s New 300 PRC

Sturgis, SD – The custom shop is now offering a variety of current models and custom builds chambered in 300 PRC.

Custom Shop Features:

  • All custom builds feature a Blueprinted receiver and custom 40-X trigger
  • Rifles are available in Stainless or Chromoly barreled actions and either right- or left-hand configurations
  • The precision chambered barrels are button rifled and hand lapped
  • Rifles are hand laid epoxy bedded for maximum accuracy
  • Guaranteed 1” MOA (700’s) and ½” MOA (40-X) with premium ammo

Custom Build Options:

  • Stocks: Manners, McMillan, AG Composites, HS Precision or chassis of choice
  • Barrels: Bartlein, Krieger, Proof Research, Hart and others
  • Available in Single Shot, BDL or DBM configurations

Additional Options:

  • Fluting (barrel and/or bolt)
  • Threaded muzzles with thread protectors
  • Muzzle break’s
  • Side bolt release
  • Duel ejectors/AR type extractors
  • Custom Cerakote
  • Oversized bolt knobs
  • 700 Custom North American available starting at $1995
  • 700 Custom Sendero available starting at $2495
  • 700 Custom “C” and High Grades starting at $2,995
  • 40-X Models starting at $2,595


About Remington Arms Company, LLC

Remington Arms Company, LLC, (“Remington”) headquartered in Madison, N.C., designs, produces and sells sporting goods for the hunting and shooting sports markets, as well as solutions to the military, government and law enforcement markets. Founded in 1816 in upstate New York, the Company is the nation’s oldest continuously operating manufacturer and continues to manufacture in its original plant located in Ilion, NY. Remington is a privately-held manufacturer of firearms, silencers, and ammunition products and one of the largest domestic producers of ammunition, shotguns, and rifles. The Remington family of companies has 8 locations across 8 states employing over 2,500 people and distributes its products throughout the U.S. and in over 55 foreign countries.

More information about the Company can be found at

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TASER Bolt Device is Being Retired as of October 17, 2018.

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The TASER Bolt has been a valued product line since 2002, and this end of life decision was made as part of our on-going product lifecycle management process. As TASER device technology continues to evolve, first generation products eventually reach the end of their useful life and components become increasingly harder to source, making support for these products no longer feasible. We will still offer the TASER Pulse as a suggested replacement.

The Safe Escape Product Replacement Guarantee will still be available for the life of the device for the consumer, and TASER Bolt batteries and cartridges will continue to be sold on our website. Service warranty will continue to be honored for 1 year after the ship date.

We understand how integral our products are to providing you safe and effective personal protection, and are committed to helping customers transition to our latest technology products as seamlessly as possible. To discuss the best options, visit our help page or contact us at

Limited time offer:
If you own a TASER Bolt, claim a
free black leather holster for your device. Add the holster to your shopping cart, and complete check-out with the discount code BYEBOLT.

Claim your free Bolt holster

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Remington Adds 6mm Creedmoor to Premier Match Ammunition

Huntsville, AL – Remington Arms Company, LLC, (“Remington”) adds a new load to Premier Match Ammunition.

Ever hear the phrase, “you could drive tacks with ’em?” They’re probably talking about Remington Premier Match ammunition. Using only match-grade bullets, Premier Match ammunition employs special loading practices ensuring world-class performance and accuracy with every shot.

The 112 Grain Open Tip Match BT in this new 6mm Creedmoor load is the venerable Barnes® Match Burner™ Open Tip Match BT. The projectile has an astonishing .624 G1 ballistic coefficient for the flattest trajectory and excellent wind-bucking capabilities. Other offerings within the Premier Match line include 223 Remington, 6.5 Creedmoor, 300 AAC BLK, 308 Win, 300 Win Mag and 6.8mm Remington SPC.




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Predator Ammunition, Changing the Course for Long Range Shooting

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The Predator patented projectile features an unparalleled technology accomplishing 1 mile+ shots.

Las Vegas, Nev./Horseshoe Bend, Idaho (October 2018) – Go West Trading (GWT), manufacturers of American-made rifle brass, and American Reserve Munitions, producers of quality ammunition for quality shooters, are proud to announce the game-changing Predator bullet specifically developed for long-range shooting. The Predator, both in the closed tip and open tip projectiles are available in .338 Lapua, .308 Win., .30-06, .300 Win. Mag., 6.5 Creedmoor and .260 Remington with other rifle calibers in development.

The patented process created from a monolithic lathe-turned projectile using proprietary brass and a patented parasitic drag elimination design on the tail of the bullet results in a round that eliminates dynamic transition instability during transonic flight speeds. What this means to the long-range shooter is that the bullet moves through transonic speed and into subsonic speed without any destabilization extending accuracy and distance by at least 20 percent.

“The Predator projectile is an ultra-long-range projectile,” Brian Lockerman, president of Go West Trading explained. “Essentially, the patented design defeats the problem of parasitic chaotic air flow behind the bullet. As air passes over the surface of the bullet, there is no drop at the base to create turbulence or instability. Instead the Predator projectile design forms a perfect cone shape pulse wave pressure shield behind the bullet. This results in a super sleek slipstream which virtually eliminates the airstream drag from ever forming.”

American Reserve Munitions (ARM) and Predator inventor Stephen Damron, U.S. Army Veteran, long-range shooting competitor and president of Dynamic Research LLC, worked together to develop the Predator projectile load using GWT’s match-grade quality brass for the .338 Lapua, 6.5 and .260 rounds (additional rounds in development). The results are bullets with velocities of over 3,000 fps and with higher accuracy performance by approximately 20 percent.

“The Predator is clearly the top-rated, long-range bullet on the market today,” Vaughn Wilkes of ARM explained. “Since the Civil War, there has been little improvement in bullet design, until the Predator, which takes advantage of all the ballistic technology today. For extreme long-range shooters, the Predator is really the only bullet to achieve this kind of success.”

For more information on the Predator, visit and to purchase online, visit

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About Go West Trading:

Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, Go West Trading is a manufacturer dedicated to producing the finest American-made rifle brass using the toughest quality control standards available. GWT uses match-grade, American-made rifle brass that exceeds MIL-Spec and through a 9-step projectile forming process using the most stringent quality control.

About American Reserve Munitions (ARM):

American Reserve Munitions, located in Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, proudly produce superior quality ammunition for serious shooters. Specializing in research and development, private label and creating custom loads, ARM is the main distributor of the new, ultra-long-range bullet, the Predator.

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Team SIG Captain Max Michel Continues to Dominate the Carry-Optics Division with Big Wins at the 2018 Oilfield Classic

Team SIG Captain Max Michel Continues to Dominate the Carry-Optics Division with Big Wins at the 2018 Oilfield Classic Newington, N.H. (October 17, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc. congratulates Team SIG Captain Max Michel for his dominating performance at the 2018 Oilfield Classic held October 4th – 6th hosted by Kidlat Shooters Club at Area 59 in Rosenberg, Texas . Michel claimed another first place victory for the 2018 competitive shooting season in the Carry-Optics Division in addition to earning the “Overall Champion” award for the match.

“Max’s focus for this entire competitive shooting season has been carry-optics, and with each win he continues to prove that his relentless focus and determination to this division are a winning formula,” began Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “We could not be more proud of Max’s performance at this very high level, and for establishing his dominance in the carry-optics division. He has really put all of his equipment through the paces this season, especially his ROMEO1 sight which really proves and underscores the accuracy, performance, and quality of the optic.”

To claim his first place finishes at the 2018 Oilfield Classic Max competed using his P320X5, open reflex ROMEO1 sight, and the SIG SAUER Match Elite Pistol Competition Ammunition through an eleven-stage course amongst 193 competitors.

“The Oilfield Classic is a great a match that I look forward to each year with a fun, challenging course of fire. The match tested my abilities physically and mentally, and the course was a good mix of long, close, and partial targets,” added Michel. “It gives me a great deal of pleasure to win at the highest levels with the P320X5, SIG Match Elite ammo, and the ROMEO1 sight. All together they are the perfect combination for the action shooting sports, and I know that no matter what limit I push my equipment to it will always perform.”

The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO1 sight, and SIG SAUER Match Elite Competition Ammunition used by Max Michel at the 2018 Oilfield Classic are available for purchase online at

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 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 – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. For more information about the company and product line visit:


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Mission First Tactical Proudly Introduces its Versatile IWB Holsters

The latest product from MFT is laser designed and handcrafted from Boltaron polymer.

Horsham, Pa. (October 2018) Mission First Tactical, LLC (MFT™), a leader in USA-made rifle/carbine accessories, is proud to release its latest product, the Versatile IWB Holster.

MFT’s proprietary Polymer design, technology and production has developed a laser precise, passive retentive, holster offering carry inside the waistband, outside the waistband and appendix positions for a right or left-hand shooter.

“We created these holsters for the shooter looking for a rugged, durable, precision fitting holster that is versatile and comfortable to wear in a variety of carry positions. It’s also great for shop owners as one holster can do it all. Laser scanning of the handguns translates to the creation of CAD files from which unneeded elements are eliminated, creating less wear and a smoother draw and reholstering. These holsters are hand formed in our plant using Boltaron, a polymer offering superior fit and finish with greater wear, chemical and temperature resistance. Our goal, which we have met, is to provide hand finished holsters each meeting our exacting standards and we can do that with immediate delivery. Shooters may customize the retention and cant to their exact liking. Highest quality hardware provides lifetime service. Each unit includes our 1.5″ belt clip, yet other hardware may be easily substituted. It is available boxed or bagged with eye catching displays.” said MFT’s Vice President David Edelman.


Features and Functions:

  • IWB-Inside the Waistband, OWB-Outside the Waistband, Appendix Carry
  • Adjustable cant to over 15 percent
  • Ambidextrous hole patterns for right or left- handed carry
  • 1.5″ Belt Clip
  • Quality Screws and Hardware
  • Molded, Trimmed, Assembled and Buffed by Hand
  • Laser CAD Design for Perfect Fit, Smoother Draw, Less Wear
  • Comfortable for Constant Wear

Made in America 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 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 individual’s 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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A Sneak Peek at CTC’s Line of Red Dot Sights


CTC’s CTS-1400

In 2018, Crimson Trace Corp pulled out all stops and entered the red dot and magnified optics space with a complete line of rifle scopes and open and closed reflex sights for the tactical shooter. Purpose built with maximum features CTC introduced the CTS-1000 Compact Tactical Red Dot, CTS-1100 Illuminated 3.5x Battlesight, CTS-1200 Compact Open Reflex Sight for Pistols and CTS-1400 Compact Open Reflex Sight for Long Guns.

The company’s magnified optics includes:


They haven’t hit store shelves yet but look for them as we approach the Holiday Shopping Season. These sights and optics are destined to be a market force to be reckoned with.

For more information visit CTC New Products

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SABER® M700™ Tactical Rifle – Unparalleled Modularity, Tool-Less Ergonomic Adjustability, Sub-MOA Precision

Ruckersville, VA.Ashbury Precision Ordnance Mfg (APO) is expanding its best value line of sport utility SABER® M700™ Sport Utility Rifles with the new SABER M700 Tactical Rifle chambered in the venerable .308 Win and immensely popular 6.5 Creedmoor cartridges. SABER M700 rifles are manufactured using hand-select Remington Model 700 barreled actions mated with specially configured variants of the

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patented SABER modular rifle chassis. Every SABER M700 rifle is built entirely in the U.S.A., handcrafted by proud American craftsmen and Veteran US Military Armed Service members in Remington’s factory in Alabama and Ashbury Precision Ordnance’s plant in Ruckersville, Virginia.


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Designed for quality-conscious, aspirational long range precision rifle shooters and law enforcement tactical team use, the SABER M700 Tactical Rifle offers shooters numerous high-end precision, semi-custom rifle features at a very competitive price. This rugged modern bolt action rifle is ready for the firing range, or to support tactical operations in service of those sworn to protect and serve.

“The SABER M700 .308 Tactical Rifle is a great example of the continuing evolution of Ashbury’s SABER modular rifle chassis system,” said Matthew Peterson, Ashbury’s Product Manager. “APO’s mature rifle chassis designs are far reaching in terms of modularity, re-configurability, shooter ergonomics and low-felt recoil. Coupled with continuous improvements in Remington’s mass production manufacturing processes, Ashbury can offer this high-quality, best-value tactical rifle that’s range ready.”

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The SABER M700 Tactical Rifle uses an APO Custom Shop accurized Remington Model 700® SPS Tactical AAC-SD barreled action which delivers sub-MOA downrange performance. TheSABER M700 Tactical Rifle is fitted with an externally adjustable Rifle Basix trigger set to break at a crisp 3 lbs. The M700 rifle barrels are hammer-forged, with the .308 Win configured as a 20″ 1:10 twist barrel and the 6.5 Creedmoor as a 22″ 1:8 twist barrel. Both rifle models have 5/8-24 threaded muzzles and are fitted with an AAC Blackout 51T muzzle brake suppressor adapter.

Ashbury’s rugged, low maintenance SABER MRCS-AR MOD-1 modular rifle chassis needs NO epoxy bedding to obtain optimal accuracy and is impervious to hot and cold extreme weather conditions. The SABER M700 Tactical Rifle’s AR/MSR inspired MRCS-AR modular rifle chassis features a SABER Push Button Adjustable Hybrid (PBA-H) shoulder stock with tool-less adjustments for cheek piece height, length of pull and recoil pad vertical recoil pad drop; all with positive locking adjustments.

The PBA-H shoulder stock is fitted with a butt hook as standard equipment for non-shooting hand support. An interchangeable, 3-position, rapidly adjustable field monopod is available as a user-installable option. The PBA-H shoulder stock is mounted to the SABER chassis with a strong double locking hinge that makes for easy storage and transport.

The SABER M700 Tactical Rifle’s AR-08 aluminum alloy MOD-1 forend has a unique octagonal design with M-LOK® accessory rail mounting locations at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock positions. A key element on this precision rifle platform is Ashbury’s patented, continuous one-piece MIL-STD 1913 20 MOA unitized monolithic top rail that provides increased structural rigidity for long range accuracy, secure in-line mounting of the rifle scope, and clip-on night vision or thermal imager device.

The SABER M700 Tactical Rifle has a user-adjustable hand grip, to change distance-to-trigger (for large and small hands) with a comfortable 11 degree grip angle. The rifle also has an ambidextrous paddle lever magazine release and includes one Magpul PMAG 10 7.62 AC™ detachable box magazine. This full featured tactical rifle is easily maintainable and upgradeable by the user with simple hand tools!

For LEO’s and shooters who may already own a Remington Model 700 short action rifle, APO offers the RSA-A3 MRCS-AR MOD-1 short action and long action rifle SABER chassis separately. SABER rifle chassis can be installed with simple hand tools in the LEO arms room or at the home work bench in minutes with no gunsmithing required!

The SABER MRCS-AR modular rifle chassis is coated in a durable MIL-SPEC 8625 black hard-coat anodized finish and the Remington Model 700 SPS Tactical AAC-SD barreled action is finished with a black phosphate coating. An optional Cerakote ceramic finish in a range of colors is available. This lightweight APO tactical rifle weighs in at 11.3 lbs (base rifle), has an overall length of 41 inches and folds to a compact 31.5 inches for easy transport.

The base rifle retail price is $2,750 with numerous options available in .308 Win or 6.5 Creedmoor. Shoot-ability, comfort, ergonomic adjustability, modularity, and low-felt recoil with sub-MOA accuracy are hallmarks of the SABER M700 Tactical Rifle.

SABER M700 308TR

For more details visit and view the brochure for this rifle here. For more information about Ashbury Precision Ordnance Mfg., our line of SABER® modular rifle chassis systems, custom precision long range rifles, APO Custom Shop pistols and rifle sports shooting accessories, please visit or the Ashbury Web Portal. For information on APO Riflesports Lifestyles Experiences visit,, and websites.

About Ashbury…

Ashbury International Group Inc. is a central Virginia USA based company, having more than 20 years of international experience as a prime contractor to government agencies, military, and special operations forces as well as manufacturer of commercial shooting sports equipment.  The company provides logistics, engineering, training, ordnance manufacturing, systems integration, and emergency preparedness products and services.

Ashbury Precision Ordnance Mfg.   (APO), a division of the Ashbury International Group Inc. is a BATFE licensed 07/11/SOT firearms manufacturer.  APO manufactures SABER® bolt action receivers and patented modular rifle chassis systems for factory and custom small, medium and large caliber bolt action rifles.  APO also manufactures custom tactical and multi-sport precision rifles in calibers from .223, .to .375CT.  APO’s Custom Shop offers custom reflex sight installation on pistols and complete special order custom rifle and pistol builds for discriminating customers.

The Rapid Product Development Center (RPDC) provides engineering design and prototyping services. The engineering services group is Solidworks® CAD based with Cosmos FEA and FeatureCam® CAD/CAM machine programming software, 3D Printer-Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) capability, a modern CNC precision machining shop and an experienced, well trained staff.

M700 is a trademark and used with the authorization of RA Brands, L.L.C.

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8a259696-1d09-4c15-8ce9-07af0d8cee5cMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – October 16, 2018 – Viridian Weapon Technologies has introduced new tactical-grade V Series Long-Range Illuminators, the ultimate access for nighttime hunting, tactical applications or defense. The V Series product line, including the V210 with manual zoom and V310with powerful motorized zoom, will begin shipping later this fall and are currently available for purchase online.
“We’re excited to give customers this new series of long-range illuminators for the hunting season and beyond,” said Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “Both models are designed to increase visibility in darkness with 1,000 lumens of brilliant LED light in green, red, white or infrared options. Perhaps the most significant feature is on the V310 model. It comes fully equipped with an exclusive Power Zoom adjustment with whisper-quiet internal motor to zoom your light exactly where you want it—providing a clear light picture out to 300 yards.”
V Series Long-Range Illuminators
New V Series Long-Range Illuminators deploy high-intensity, next-gen LED technology to throw a brilliant, tactical-grade light beam far downrange. Undetectable green, red or infrared beams paint distant targets in total darkness, without spooking quarry, straining eyes or blowing a paycheck on high-price gear. A vivid white beam helps locate a trail or blind an opponent instantly. Customers can choose between two models—the V210 Long-Range Illuminator or V310 Long-Range Illuminator—at an MSRP of $179.00 and $229.00 respectively.
With pure LED-generated color, the V Series is up to 70-percent more effective than white beams with energy-sapping colored filters. Super collimated light delivers sharp, smooth spot with no rings, blurs or halos and a clear light picture out to 200 yards (V210) or 300 yards (V310). Two zooming options are available—manual zoom adjustment (V210) and exclusive Power Zoom that features a silent internal motor to zoom light exactly where it’s directed (V310). With extended runtime from 6 to 40 hours, waterproof and impact-resistant construction and three light modes, the new V Series Long-Range Illuminators are designed to take on any nighttime expedition.

More information on the new V Series product line can be found at

About Viridian Weapon Technologies 

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Viridian Weapon Technologies is devoted to applying cutting-edge technology to design compact, powerful self-defense products for the civilian, military and law enforcement markets. Viridian® is the leader in weapon-mounted technology and responsible for a number of firearm innovations including green and red laser sights, LED weapon-mounted illuminators and several shooting accessories including the Tacloc® Holsters. Viridian products are designed and built in the USA. More information is available at

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Applied Ballistics Fall Seminar.


The fall seminar is only 2 weeks away. This is our last planned seminar at this time, so don’t miss out! We have revamped the instruction to include the Mastering Ballistic Calculators class and more.This will be held at the Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club just outside of Fayetteville North Carolina. Registration includes all 5 Applied Ballistics books, both DVD sets, AB Analytics, and a swag bag. It also includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner for both days. Join us on Oct 29th and 30th for the last seminar of this year.
Seminar attendees will have access to exclusive discounts from companies like Kestrel (NK), Garmin and More.
*This seminar is restricted to US Citizens only.

Register Now (Fall Seminar)

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NEW Best Bench Mount™ A spotting scope’s new best friend

F.W. Arms, Hayward, CA October, 2018 – Once in a while a nifty, real-deal piece of shooting support gear comes along – and that’s exactly what you get with the Best Bench Mount spotting scope stand from F.W. Arms.

The Best Bench Mount attaches to a shooting bench using a heavy-duty clamp that quickly adjusts for bench surface thicknesses from 3/4 to 7-1/2 inches. Once secured in place, the Best Bench Mount easily adjusts to lock in the field-of-view of any target.

The scope mounting plate sets just 4 inches above the bench surface, but can be moved in seconds to its maximum height of 13 inches. The vertical (up/down) tilt of the scope mounting plate (and scope) allows for 1,600 minutes of total elevation adjustment via the threaded tilt adjustment knob.

The F.W. Arms Best Bench Mount is precision machined 304 stainless steel, brass alloy, and hard-coat anodized aircraft grade aluminum making it an all-weather tough piece of equipment.

An optional mast extension can be threaded into the main mast adding 18 inches of height for offhand shooting using a shooting bench for spotting scope support. This extension may be ordered with the bench mount or separately at a later date.

Together with its quick adjust heavy-duty clamp, precision adjustable spotting scope plate and near crowbar durability F.W. Arms’ Best Bench Mount presents a real bargain to the shooter who appreciates robust and reliable precision shooting gear. 

MSRP: $249

Optional 18 inch mast extension: $32

F.W. Arms, a division of Wilbur Manufacturing, Inc.

27736 Industrial Boulevard

Hayward, CA 94545



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The Remington V3 Tac-13, Represents the Ultimate in Compact Personal Defense

Ilion, NY – Remington’s advanced, patented gas-operated system now available with a 13” barrel and a Birdshead pistol grip.

The V3 Tac-13 is based off the revolutionary VersaPort gas system. The Remington V3 Tac-13 flawlessly cycles all 2 ¾ to 3-inch 12 gauge loads while reducing recoil to a level previously unheard of in autoloaders.

Features & Benefits:

  • Birdshead Pistol Grip Allows for more ergonomic hold to help control the firearm and reduce recoil for the shooter.
  • Hand Strap User adjustable to help control muzzle flip and improve handling characteristics.
  • Lightweight Aluminum Receiver For easy, comfortable transport anywhere
  • 13” Light Contour Barrel is compact and easy to carry anytime its needed

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Additionally, its self-cleaning gas piston system greatly reduces time required for cleaning. With fewer parts than conventional gas systems, not only is cleaning easier but there are fewer parts to maintain.



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RUAG Ammotec USA to Showcase New and Popular Products at NASGW Expo

Image result for RUAG GECOTampa, USA, October 16, 2018. RUAG Ammotec USA will showcase new and popular products at the 2018 NASGW Expo and Annual Meeting in Pittsburg, Pa., October 16-19. During the event, trade professionals in the shooting sports and outdoor markets will have the opportunity to learn about innovative, disruptive new products in several categories and see the next generation of defense, training and hunting ammunition at booth 1637.
Image result for RUAG SWISS PMedia members are invited to schedule an appointment with RUAG to see the latest product offerings from Norma, Inceptor, GECO and Swiss P. Interested media can make an appointment to meet with RUAG team members at booth 1637 to hear about additions to the company’s family of brands and exciting new developments.
“We’re excited to introduce the new family of brands to NASGW attendees,” said RUAG Ammotec USA, Inc. General Manager Paul Lemke. “We have several key new products that will change the perception of the Norma brand and introduce innovative products to market. Not only will our distributors see a new breadth—they’ll see some new depth thanks to several disruptive products set to debut in 2019.”
More information about RUAG Ammotec USA and the family of brands is available at


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The Indian Navy and HENSOLDT Inagurate a Periscope Repair Facility


Mumbai, India, 16 October 2018 – The Indian Navy and HENSOLDT took a new Periscope
Repair Facility at Naval Dockyard Mumbai, India into commission. Vice Admiral Girish Luthra,
Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Western Naval Command inaugurated the facility at the official
opening ceremony. The facility was contracted by the Indian Ministry of Defence to increase the
operational availability of the Indian SSK submarines.
With state-of-the-art Reference Test Units, an Electronic Workshop and a Pressure Test Unit
amongst other special equipment, the facility will augment the Indian Navy’s capability to
undertake indigenous repairs of the periscopes fitted on board their submarines.
“When a product requires service and repair, a lot of time is lost during the transportation between the Indian Navy and the OEM. Now the maintenance work can be done locally, which will speedup the process and enhance the operational readiness of the Indian fleet”, said Klaus
Rettenmaier, Director Product Line Naval at HENSOLDT Optronics.
The establishment of the periscope workshop and the training of maintenance technicians from
the Indian Navy are a continuation of the core business of the Optronics business line of
HENSOLDT. Based on the enormous success in the field of periscopes and optronic mast
systems in past years, this is a first step in India in establishing a service capability for future naval opportunities. In the implementation, HENSOLDT partnered with local Tata Consultancy Services and H&H Precision Pvt Ltd.
Overall, there is a trend in submarine markets for local maintenance authorities to strengthen the
operational availability of the systems. HENSOLDT has previously established periscope
workshops for several other countries.

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Great American Outdoors Show, Pulsar is coming for you!

(Mansfield, TX) – Pulsar is set to attend the 2019 NRA Great American Outdoor Show (GAOS), scheduled for February 2 – 11, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Pulsar will display top-of-the-line products like the Trail and Helion.

The Great American Outdoor Show celebrates outdoor traditions enjoyed by millions in  the United States of America. Over 1,000 exhibitors will showcase their products, ranging from guided hunts and fishing gear to firearms and accessories, all in a 650,000 square foot exhibit hall. Apart from the trade show, GAOS will also host country concerts, fundraising dinners, speaking events and many more fun events!

Pulsar delivers advanced, industry-leading thermal and night vision optic solutions designed for law enforcement, security, home defense and hunting applications. Pulsar’s advanced optic line includes monoculars and riflescopes, rangefinders, IR flashlights and related accessories.

For more information visit

About Pulsar

Every Pulsar device is designed, manufactured and tested to ensure demanding professionals receive the most reliable, most advanced thermal and digital night vision performance the industry has to offer. The result of Pulsar’s commitment to industry-leading excellence is consistent world-class quality, precision engineering, seamless device operation and cutting-edge proprietary software. Pulsar produces an array of advanced optical devices designed for law enforcement, security, home defense and hunting applications, including thermal imaging and digital night vision monoculars and riflescopes, night vision binoculars and goggles, rangefinders, IR flashlights and related accessories. To learn more about Pulsar, visit For media requests related to Pulsar, please email or call 817-225-0310.

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Schmidt Bender Specials – One Week Only!

EuroOptic is running a one week special on select Schmidt Bender riflescopes! This is your opportunity to save between $500–$1000 on some of the most proven hunting and tactical scopes in the industry! These deals go away on the 19th and are only valid while supplies last!

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Crimson Trace Releases New Riflescope Line



Crimson Trace riflescope CTL-3525


(Wilsonville, OR) – America’s Top Brand of laser sights, Crimson Trace®, today announced the release of 11 new riflescopes designed to meet the needs of tactical, long range, hunting and recreational firearms enthusiasts. This new custom-designed riflescope line ranges from a 1-4X24mm in the sporting line up to a 5-25X56mm long-range tactical riflescope. Riflescopes designed for short, medium, and long range applications are included in each of the three series and numerous custom reticles are offered.

“We’re extremely excited to enter the large and diverse riflescope market with these feature packed products,” said Lane Tobiassen, President of Crimson Trace and American Outdoor Brands Corporation’s Electro-Optics Division. “Consumers can expect the same high-quality engineering and design that Crimson Trace has been providing for nearly 25 years.”

Each riflescope incorporates advanced exterior and interior components designed by Crimson Trace engineers in Oregon. Other features include advanced ED fully multi-coated Japanese glass with illuminated custom reticles in the first focal plane to ensure consistent sizes. The new riflescopes incorporate seven custom-designed reticles with specific purposes and applications.

Each riflescope offers a range of magnification options and provides generous eye relief. The line includes models with 30mm and 34mm one-piece tubes with objective lenses in diameters ranging from 24mm to 56mm. All new riflescopes include specially designed turrets, making adjustments easier when wearing gloves. All riflescopes are equipped with flip-up caps on the ocular and objective lenses to protect the glass and help keep the riflescope clean. Subdued internal components reduce glare and bright spots resulting in improved vision and a clearer image. The line also includes a 3-9X40mm riflescope with an illuminated reticle and 34mm tube and two 1-8X28mm riflescopes with 34mm tubes.

All Crimson Trace riflescopes are fog-, shock-, water- and dust-proof. The illuminated reticles can be adjusted to varying intensity levels of illumination to accommodate surrounding light conditions and user preferences. Each riflescope includes the lens caps, owner’s manual and reticle manual, any required adjustment tools, and a lens cleaning cloth. All riflescopes are packaged in the new red Crimson Trace packaging with the distinct CT logo. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices begin at $499 and range up to $1,999. All Crimson Trace riflescopes are covered under a full lifetime warranty and the company’s Free Batteries for Life program.

These riflescopes will be available across America in Fall 2018. Full details on the new riflescopes and other products can be found at To complement its traditional sighting systems for firearms, Crimson Trace plans to continue expanding its offering of laser sights and tactical lights that America’s firearms owners have come to trust for a wide assortment of firearms.

Crimson Trace professionals take pride in delivering to consumers a wide assortment of innovative laser sights, lights and optics. The Oregon-based company has equipped America’s gun owners, law enforcement officers, and military units around the globe with the largest selection of award-winning products. Full details are at or are available by calling 800-442-2406.

Crimson Trace riflescope CSA-2624

About Crimson Trace

Based in Oregon, Crimson Trace Corporation offers laser sights, tactical lights, red dot sights, and riflescopes focused on the tactical, long range, hunting, and self-defense customer. The company’s riflescopes and red dot sights are engineered to meet the needs of professional users and recreational firearms and outdoor enthusiasts and incorporate numerous performance features including proprietary illuminated reticle designs.  The company’s industry leading laser sight innovations include: Lasergrips® laser sights, Laserguard® laser sights, LiNQ® wireless operated laser and light systems, and Lightguard® lights for firearms, each with Instinctive Activation™ firearm laser activation technology. Additional product lines include tactical lights and Defender Series™ and Rail Master® firearms accessories. Full details are available at or by calling 800-442-2406.

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Ammunition Depot Grab-and-Go Tactical Sling Packs Adds More Caliber Choices

Ammunition Depot’s pre-loaded Tactical Sling Packs are now available in more rifle and pistol calibers, as well as 12-gauge shotgun.

Boca Raton, Fla. (October 2018)Ammunition Depot introduced theirTactical Sling Pack this summer and have just announced new calibers for both rifle and pistol, shotgun and new range/bug-out packs. Combining a durable, multi-tasking sling pack with the ammo from the leading ammunition suppliers, the Tactical Sling Packs are a more affordable way to buy ammo and store or transport it. For sport shooters, survivalists and those preparing for natural disasters, the new combo packs are a perfect addition to your go-bag protocol. The rugged tactical sling pack is loaded with a variety of ammunition. The newest calibers added to the Tacsling Packs include:

  • .22 LR
  • .308/7.62
  • .300 Blackout
  • 7.62×39
  • 6.5 Grendel
  • .40 S&W
  • .38 Special
  • 12-Gauge

Easily slung over a shoulder or used as a pouch, any of the sling packs make great pre-packed range bags or can be used for training classes and, ultimately, as a prepared ammo-go bag for extreme situations. The large zippered section features two internal pockets and the small zippered section features one internal pocket. A hook and loop patch on the front is perfect for placing patches. Ammunition Depot is placing their PVC Flag patch on every sling pack. Additionally, the sling pack has MOLLE straps on the front and sides for additional pouch attachments and on the back is a pouch for concealed carry.

“The pre-packaged Tactical Sling Packs are a great way of saving time and money,” Scott Blick, managing partner of Ammunition Depot, explained. “We’ve done all the work for you, so now you can stock up on your favorite calibers and just grab and go, whether it’s to the range or a shooting class or even as part of your preparedness gear.”

Ammunition Depot’s Tactical Sling Packs are now available in the most popular calibers, from .22LR to .308 and 12-Gauge shotgun. You can never have enough ammo and Ammunition Depot makes it easy to store and carry. The sling pack measures 11” H x 8” W x 2” D. The Tactical Sling Pack is available in Black, Coyote Tan, OD Green, Black Python and ACU.

Ammunition Depot offers flat rate economy shipping of $9.99 on orders over $100 up to $299.99 (before shipping and taxes) and spend $300 or more and get FREE economy shipping. For more information, visit

Ammunition Depot Tactical Sling Pack with 100 rounds of 12-gauge shotshells.

About Ammunition Depot:

Ammunition Depot was founded by freedom-loving Americans committed to American’s right and responsibility to defend themselves, their families and their country. Ammunition Depot’s goal and promise is to provide to the American public high-quality ammunition at the lowest possible price with the best customer service they have ever experienced, period.

As Ammunition Depot has grown over the years, we have been able to create numerous jobs for hard-working Americans in our home state of Florida, as well as help many charities and foundations that support our troops, law enforcement and the shooting sports. Our plan is to keep growing, keep creating jobs, keep giving and keep Ammunition Depot strong so that we can deliver the same great products and same great service for decades to come.

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Brad Webb Named Vice President of Sales of Umarex USA, Inc.

2cd6e88b-90ad-4b8a-ba4b-e011ba954a53FORT SMITH, AR (October 15, 2018) – Umarex USA, Incorporated announced today that Brad Webb has been appointed Vice President of Sales, effective immediately. As VP of Sales, Webb will lead, manage and drive overall sales at Umarex USA and will report directly to company President, Richard Turner.
Webb, 47, is new to the Umarex team, but not to the hunting and shooting industry. Webb has led sales teams at Gerber, Primos, and Synergy Outdoors. He has additionally spent time in sales management positions at Mossy Oak Apparel, Ol’ Man Tree Stands, and Signature Products Group.
“We’re pleased to have Brad heading up our sales team,” Umarex USA President, Richard Turner said. “His breadth of experience and reputation for customer focus will help Umarex USA continue our strong market growth across all our brands and product categories.”
“Umarex USA is a growing powerhouse in the shooting industry. I’m honored to play my part in such an innovative organization. Together we will continue the expansion of our diverse offerings,” said Webb.

About Brad Webb:
Originally from Mississippi, Webb holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Southern Mississippi and is currently pursuing an MBA from Boise State University.
While Webb is a fixture in the outdoor industry, he embodies the sporting life. When he’s not facilitating others’ enjoyment of the pastime, he can be found in the woods hiking, camping, or hunting.

About Umarex USA:

Umarex USA, Incorporated is one of North America’s fastest growing outdoor sport and recreation companies. Umarex USA innovates, develops and markets products under brands owned or licensed by its parent company, UMAREX GmbH & Co. KG. Such brands include Axeon®Optics, Beretta®, Browning®, Colt®, Elite Force®, GLOCK®, Heckler & Koch®, Hornady®, IWI®, Optical Dynamics, Ruger®, RWS®, Smith & Wesson®, UMAREX®, Walther®and others. For additional information regarding Umarex USA visit

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Nammo’s 30 mm Swimmer (APFSDS-T MK 258 Mod 1) The Bullet That Swims Through Water

While traditional ammunition is either stopped or deflected when it hits water, Nammo’s 30 mm Swimmer (APFSDS-T MK 258 Mod 1) swims straight through water, thanks to a groundbreaking design on the supercavitating projectile developed in cooperation with the US Navy. In this article, first published in the 2018 Nammo BulletIN, design engineer Jan Hasslid discusses the implications of this new technology.

25 years ago, Norway became one of the first European countries to acquire an infantry fighting vehicle with a 30 mm x 173 gun, the CV9030N. At the same time, Raufoss Technology AS, now a part of Nammo, negotiated a contract with the Norwegian Army to develop a new generation of 30 mm ammunition. Today, with 30 mm guns becoming more prominent than ever, the experience gained through this early work has allowed Nammo, through its Strategic Alliance Agreement (SAA) with General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS), to become one of the main providers of 30 mm ammunition for the US Armed Forces. Following the recent signature of agreements with the US Army and the US Navy, both services are now adopting Nammo’s 30 mm APFSDS-T MK 258 Mod 1, or “Swimmer”, for use from a multitude of platforms, including the US Army’s latest addition, the Stryker variant known as “Dragoon”.

The US Army’s Stryker Dragoon will be using the Swimmer, as it has excellent capabilities against land vehicles as well as naval targets. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John Onuoha)

Ammunition used by vehicles generally falls into three categories – armor piercing (APFSDS), for use against other vehicles; High Explosive Incendiary (HEI), for use against lighter targets and aircraft and target practice (TP) rounds, that allow cost-effective training.

Nammo today offers ten different types of 30 mm x 173 ammunition across all three categories, ranging from plastic blank and reduced range anti-armor to multipurpose and explosive rounds, as well as dedicated kinetic energy penetrators. The Swimmer round falls into the category of sub-caliber kinetic energy penetrators. These can most easily be described as arrows made out of very heavy materials that use the force of the impact rather than explosives to punch through armor. Traveling at speeds of more than 1 km per second, the energy generated by the impact melts the armor of the vehicle into a fluid and the arrow “swims” through the armored side of the vehicle. In the case of the Swimmer, the force of the arrow is sufficient to defeat anything except main battle tanks.

Nammo’s penetrators, both for vehicles and other types of armor piercing ammunition, are made out of a super tough tungsten alloy, also known as wolfram. More than two times as heavy as steel, it has the second highest melting point of any element, making it ideal for use in armor piercing ammunition. For some ammunition types, including the 25 mm APEX for the F-35, tungsten is mixed with carbon, creating what is known as tungsten carbide. This makes the penetrators harder, but also more brittle, allowing them to fragment once they have penetrated the armor, causing added damage inside the target.

What makes the Swimmer unique, however, is the combination of powerful armor penetration and its ability to swim straight through water. This effect has until now been considered impossible to achieve by ammunition fired from air through water. As demonstrated by a number of popular science TV programs, traditional ammunition is either stopped or deflected when it hits water. In a worst case scenario, a projectile could hit the surface, bounce off and hit something else. Thanks to the design effort for the kinetic energy penetrator originally developed for the Norwegian Army, and perfected by Nammo in combination with US Navy supercavitation concepts, the Swimmer avoids the ricochet in water problem through the use of a supercavitation nose design. This means that the projectile creates a bubble of steam around itself big enough to pass through, substantially reducing the friction that stops traditional ammunition. This enables the Swimmer to be used in defense of either ships or coastal areas against submerged and surface mines, small underwater vehicles, torpedoes and even small fast attack crafts that might be concealed by waves. This is valuable not only for naval vessels, but also for land vehicles defending harbors, bridges or other key locations.

Going forward, Nammo expects that most armored vehicles armed with medium caliber guns such as the 30 mm will carry one armor piercing round, and one multirole round capable of acting as either a traditional high-explosive or an airburst round. With the Swimmer established as a leading armor piercing round, Nammo is now turning its attention towards developing a new type of programmable 30 mm ammunition that can be used against the kind of targets where the Swimmer is less effective. Based on the same technology as the 40 mm grenades that have been demonstrated against drones, this would allow fighting vehicles to program their ammunition to explode either in the air, or at a specific point inside a target. This would allow future combat vehicles to address the full range with only two ammunition types, and hence be ready for any mission, at any time.


A torpedo is generally fired in two ways:

  1. it swims out of the tube.
  2. or impulsed using high pressure air.

In the video, the large foaming area indicates a torpedo firing. The torpedo is traveling towards the platform,

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The Bushmaster Unicorn, Also Known as ACR Caliber Conversions Do They Really Exist?

Unicorn Sasquach PatchHuntsville, AL – The Bushmaster ACR was brought to market in 2010 with the promise of unparalleled adaptability. The concept was simple; an extremely reliable, versatile, and modular platform, capable of tool-less configuration and caliber changes in minutes by swapping the bolt head, barrel and magazine. Unfortunately, much like a mythical creature, the caliber conversions have never been seen. Until now.

Finally, after many years of development, we are excited to announce the first of many new caliber conversions for the ACR. With fully ambidextrous controls, improved ergonomics, an ultra reliable gas piston operating system, and tool-less configuration and caliber adaptability, the ACR is now the most field adaptable Modern Sporting Rifle Platform available.


.450 Bushmaster Conversion

Ultimate stopping power for deer, bear or feral hogs


6.8 Rem SPC II

For increased energy and down-range performance


ACR Beauty Shot


Product Specifications


Order #


Magazine Capacity

2018 MSRP

16” .450 BM

ACR Conversion



16” FNC Treated 4150 CMV, 1 X 24 Twist

5 Round Polymer


18.5” .450 BM ACR Conversion



18.5” FNC Treated 4150 CMV, 1 X 24 Twist

5 Round Polymer


16” 6.8 SPC II ACR Conversion



16” FNC Treated 4150 CMV, 1 X 11 Twist

25 Round


About Bushmaster Firearms International

Bushmaster Firearms International (“BFI”) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of small-frame, AR-pattern firearms, as well as other firearm platforms and accessories. Its headquarters is in Madison, North Carolina, and its primary place of manufacture is Huntsville, Alabama. Its products are sold to civilian and government end users in the United States as well as over fifty countries around the world. Visit our web site at

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Savage Introduces MSR 15 Competition




WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – October 11, 2018 – Savage built the speed, accuracy and customization competitive shooters need to win into every aspect of its new MSR 15 Competition. Shipments of these firearms have been delivered to dealers.
The MSR 15 Competition is fitted with an advanced, 18-inch carbon fiber wrapped stainless barrel built specifically for the rifle in a collaborative effort between Savage and PROOF Research. Its unique ported muzzle brake allows the shooter to tune recoil impulse to stabilize the muzzle for faster, more accurate follow-up shots.
The custom-length gas block can be adjusted for optimal cycling of the full range of bullet weights, as well as for use with a suppressor. The gas block has also been upgraded with an integral Picatinny rail and a custom handguard.
Features & Benefits
• Savage by PROOF Research 18-inch carbon fiber wrapped stainless barrel
• Nickel-boron bolt carrier
• Custom-forged upper and lower receivers
• Non-reciprocating side charging handle
• Savage tunable muzzle brake
• Magpul CTR buttstock
• Two-stage trigger
• Custom-length adjustable gas system
• Rigid free-float handguard with M-LOK, anti-flare grooves and red QD sling mount
• Red ambidextrous selector, receiver end plate with QD mount, and removable custom mag well flare
• Ambidextrous magazine release
• Hogue pistol grip
Part No. / Description / MSRP
22938 / 223 Rem., 18-inch barrel / $2,875
22936 / 224 Valkyrie, 18-inch barrel / $2,875
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Team SIG’s Lena Miculek Takes “High Lady” Title at 2018 NRA World Shoot

Newington, N.H. (October 11, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc. congratulates Team SIG member, Lena Miculek for her recent win at the 2018 NRA World Shooting Championship held September 20th – September 22nd at the Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, West Virginia. The NRA World Shooting Championship assembles professional and amateur shooters for a twelve-stage match testing various styles of shooting disciplines using firearms, ammunition, and equipment provided by the NRA.

Team SIG’s Lena Miculek Takes “High Lady” Title at 2018 NRA World Shoot

“Every year I look forward to the NRA World Shooting Championship because it really tests your skills as a shooter. At this match I do not have access to the firearms and ammunition that I normally use so I relied on all of my practice and training throughout the competition,” began Miculek. “This year I felt that I really hit my rhythm early on and as a result I outperformed my expectations to receive the High Lady title for a second year in a row.”

To claim the “High Lady” title Miculek received the highest overall score in the ladies division throughout the twelve-stage match. Overall, Miculek placed 14th amongst 330 competitors.

“Lena has really become a dominating force in in the ladies division of professional shooting, and this recent achievement at the NRA World Shoot is truly impressive” began Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “At this match Lena was tested in various disciplines using equipment she hasn’t trained on, and may have never used. Her marksmanship skills were really put to the test throughout the entire match and she was still able to compete at the very highest level. We could not be more proud of Lena’s continued success.”

This title is the second “High Lady” title for Miculek in September. Miculek recently earned the “High Lady” title at the 2018 Walter Arms USPSA Area 4 Championship in Pistol Caliber Carbine with the SIG SAUER MPX Carbine, ROMEO1 Optic, and SIG SAUER Match Elite Competition Ammunition.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 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 – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. For more information about the company and product line visit:


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Trailblazer® Firearms Exhibiting at the 2018 NASGW Expo & Annual Meeting

Visit Trailblazer® Firearms at the 2018 NASGW Expo & Annual Meeting at Booth 423

The pocket-sized, .22LR that captured the buying attention of gun enthusiasts across America will be on display at the Trailblazer® Firearms Booth 423, Oct. 16 – 19, 2018 at the NASGW event in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Asheville, N.C. (October 2018)Trailblazer® Firearms will be exhibiting at Booth 423 during the2018 NASGW Expo & Annual Meeting for the first time and showing the LifeCard®, the smallest, folding .22LR single-shot pistol on the market today. Held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Oct. 16 – 19, 2018 the NASGW Expo & Annual Meeting provides manufacturers and distributors the opportunity to share industry information, see and test new products, build relationships and fulfill obligations for the coming year.

Trailblazer Firearms has expanded its distribution network during 2018. With the strong demand for the LifeCard, founder and president of Trailblazer Firearms, Aaron Voigt, is looking forward to meeting with and reinforcing the sales relationships at the NASGW show.

“Our distributors are vital to the success of Trailblazer Firearms,” Voigt explained. “The two-step distribution process has given us a strong sales channel to reach our customers across the United States, as well as manage the overwhelming demand from retailers. We are looking forward to networking with our current distributor partners and are open to meeting new buyers.”

For more information on Trailblazer Firearms, visit

About Trailblazer® Firearms:

Trailblazer® Firearms, headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina, was founded in 2014 to design, develop, manufacture and market innovative American-made firearms. The LifeCard is available through Ellett Brothers, Jerry’s Sport Center, Hicks Inc., Bill Hicks, Zanders Sporting Goods, Amchar Wholesale, Ron Shirk Shooters Supplies, Williams Shooters Supply, MGE, Orion Arms Corp., Farris Brothers Inc., Lew Horton Distribution Co., and Chattanooga Shooting Supplies.

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The Many Reasons You Need to Vote November 6, 2018

I hope you are all well, it’s been a difficult week for readers in the Florida Panhandle, especially those in the Mexico Beach Area. The images coming out of that area remind me of Homestead, FL after Andrew blew through Dade County.

We’ve also been subjected to the Justice Kavanaugh confirmation extravaganza. I for one, believe the Supreme Court picked up a brilliant jurist, who will be faithful to the Constitution and not attempt to rewrite it from the bench. All Americas can be thankful for that.

So we need a shoot the shit!

How about the upcoming November 6 elections? Are you voting early, or planning on going to the polls? Voters in the Florida Panhandle will need transportation to get to the polls and I hope volunteers and local elected officials will make transportation available to get those voters out and to the voting booths.

Why is the 6 November election so critically important? Let me give you a few reasons for you to vote…

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…because if you don’t these elected officials will be running the country!

Readers, have a great weekend. I hope you and your families came through Hurricane Michael safe and sound.   -SP

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Walther Arms PPQ SC


I’ve often heard Walther’s PPQ SC described as a Glock 43 killer, but that comparison is an apple to oranges analysis. With the 2018 release of the PPQ SC, Walther packaged all of the outstanding PPQ features in a sub compact package for the conceal carry market.

Look for our review just in time to kickoff the 2018 Holiday Shopping Season!

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IXI DRONEKILLER™ Counter-UAS Technology – Cost Effective – Rugged Design

imageThe IXI DRONEKILLER™ disables Unmanned Air Vehicles. Allows Defense and Security Forces to thwart criminals and enemy combatants the use of drones for surveillance and direct attacks to drop bombs, grenades, and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on fighting forces. Can also be used by First Responders and others to disable a drone being operated in restricted air space or when a drone is interfering with their operations.
Current counter-UAS system technology includes radio frequency (RF) command and control (C2) disruption systems (e.g., “electronic fences”) and directed energy weapons. These systems protect forward operating bases, airports, and other strategic high-asset facilities. These large and stationary systems can not be used where mobility is crucial. In addition, UAS threats are more prevalent at the front lines, at small checkpoints and outposts, and remote areas where convoys, dismounted war-fighters, and security personnel are on missions detached from well-established command and control and air defense assets.The IXI DRONEKILLER™ is a light weight, small, cost effective portable counter-UAS unit ideal for Defense and Security teams deployed World-Wide. The IXI DRONEKILLER™ adds counter-UAS capabilities to mobile forces unable to use large heavy systems that require added power sources. The IXI DRONEKILLER™ is able to be deployed from inside light vehicles or by dismounted war-fighters and security response teams in mobile units, strike teams, at checkpoints and forward outposts. Mobile units with the IXI DRONEKILLER™ provide gap-filling coverage and pursuit capabilities that complement larger, more costly fixed-location automated UAS defense systems.


  • Disrupts C2 link and/or GPS, forcing targets to descend or go home.image
  • Compact and lightweight; compatible with defense & security personnel load out
  • Fast to use (<3 seconds), train (<1 minute), and deploy with near-zero sustainment
  • Rugged “security personnel-proof” no-snag polymer body & operator features
  • RF sensor detects WPAN/LAN activity and night/dusk/dawn targeting aid
  • LED settings: night-time ultra-dim to medium light to direct sunlight bright
  • Cost effective – Lower cost than all other available units
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Sightmark’s Core Shot A-Spec Reflex Sight

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Sightmark’s Core Shot A-Spec is arriving during the fourth quarter of 2018 bringing precision, accuracy and reliability for avid shooters. The Core Shot A-Spec bridges the gap between a full-sized and mini red dot sight, making them a mid-compact sized red dot perfect for AR pistols and SBRs.

Sightmark’s Core Shot A-Spec is crafted from dependable and lightweight aircraft-grade aluminum. The FMS features two separate mounts, AR riser mount and a low-profile mount, while the LQD features a quick detach mount.

These are shockproof, IP55 water-resistant, have a scratch-resistant lens coating and feature a wide lens for quick target acquisition. Other features include slotted windage and elevation adjustments, digital switch controls, eight reticle brightness levels and night vision compatibility.


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DoubleStar Signs as Title Sponsor of the Blue Ridge Mountain 3-Gun (BRMG3)

DoubleStar also donating a firearm to the raffle benefiting the Task Force Dagger Foundation. The match will take place Oct. 18 – 20, 2018 at the Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park City, KY.

Winchester, Ky. (October 2018)DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles and pistols, is proud to announce their fourth year as the Title Sponsor of the upcoming 2018 Blue Ridge Mountain 3-Gun (BRMG3). The match will be held on Oct. 18 – 20, 2018 at the Rockcastle Shooting Center at Park Mammoth Resort in Park City, Kentucky. Along with a prize table full of great gear, DoubleStar will be donating a rifle or pistol to be raffled off during the match to benefit the Task Force Dagger Foundation. The Task Force Dagger Foundation provides support to USSOC soldiers wounded in service to our country. Only 250 tickets, priced at $20 each, are available for the raffle on a first come, first serve basis during the match.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with BRM3G and are looking forward to working with match director Andy Horner to bring a match that is challenging and fun along with benefiting a great veteran charity Task Force Dagger Foundation,” Nick Collier, director of special operations, commented. “This event displays a competitor’s strengths and weaknesses with obstacles and extreme targets on every stage. This is an event we always look forward to.”

The BRM3G is designed to test the shooter’s ability over the natural terrain of the foothills of Kentucky over nine stages. Stages are designed to challenge the competitor’s abilities with all three weapons (pistol, shotgun and rifle), as well as their physical endurance. Competitors will shoot three very challenging stages a day for all three days of competition.

For more information about DoubleStar, visit

About DoubleStar Corp.:

45481fb7-c4d0-4927-9360-5257c24520c5DoubleStar Corp., located in Winchester, Kentucky, was formed when customers of J&T Distributing, a leading manufacturer and supplier of thousands of AR15 parts and accessories, requested complete rifles and pistols crafted from the same high-quality, U.S.-made components. DoubleStar now manufactures and supplies not only the commercial market but military and law enforcement forces across the world with rugged and dependable firearms.

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BUSHNELL’S TRS-26 and Transition 3X Magnifier



If you don’t need to swim out of a submarine at periscope depth, you owe it to yourself to check out Bushnell’s TRS-26 and the company’s Transition 3X magnifier. Then spend the money you save on a ton of ammo.

Read my review…


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Legendary U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Shooter Daniel Horner Joins Team SIG

NEWINGTON, N.H., (October 9, 2018) – SIG SAUER Inc., is pleased to announce multi-discipline World Champion Shooter Daniel Horner has officially joined the SIG SAUER Professional Shooting Team – Team SIG. Horner recently left the service of the U.S. Army where he rose to the rank of Sergeant First Class. He was recruited into the Army to join the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) where he became one of the most decorated shooters in team history, and served as the Coach of the USAMU Action Shooting Team.

Legendary U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Shooter Daniel Horner Joins Team SIG

“I started shooting at six years old when I would go to the range with my Dad. When I was twelve years old I shot my first IDPA match, at sixteen I won my first IDPA national title, and at eighteen I enlisted in the U.S. Army to join the AMU,” began Horner. “For basically my entire life I have been shooting competitively, and for as long as I can remember it’s been a lifelong goal of mine to shoot professionally. To have this opportunity to represent industry leader SIG SAUER and join Team SIG is really a dream come true and I can’t wait to start working with the company and competing.”

Horner is a 3-gun shooter and will compete primarily in multi-gun matches, and long-range rifle competition as a member of Team SIG. In competition Horner will use a P320 X-Five full-size pistol with iron sights, an M400 SDI Comp rifle with a TANGO6 1-6x24mm second focal plane riflescope, and a KILO2400ABS. Horner will also use a variety of SIG SAUER Ammunition during competition including: 9mm Match Elite Competition, 223 REM Elite Match Grade, and 223 REM Varmint and Predator.

“We are thrilled to bring Daniel to Team SIG to join forces with Max and Lena as they compete for SIG SAUER. His record as a 3-gun shooter is truly remarkable and is a direct result of his hard work and dedication to the sport,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales. “Daniel is also a man of exceptional character and will be an outstanding ambassador for the SIG SAUER brand and role model for the next generation of professional shooters.”

Horner’s first competition on behalf of Team SIG will be the SIG SAUER Fort Benning Multi-Gun Challenge at Krilling Ranges Thursday, November 15th – Sunday, November 18th in Fort Benning, Georgia.

“I am excited about Daniel joining Lena and I on Team SIG and we welcome him to the team,” added Team SIG Captain Max Michel. “I worked with Daniel for several years at the AMU and I got to see first-hand exactly what makes him a championship shooter. He works hard, he’s focused, and he does whatever it takes to accomplish his goals. Daniel is going to bring a lot of wins to Team SIG and he will be a great teammate as we represent the SIG brand together. I look forward to watching his future on the professional shooting circuit unfold.”

To learn more about Daniel Horner, and Team SIG visit:

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 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 – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. For more information about the company and product line visit:


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