SIG SAUER ProForce M17 Airsoft Pistol Now Shipping

SIG AIR ProForce M17 Airsoft Pistol

NEWINGTON, N.H., (October 16, 2019) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is now shipping the semi-automatic SIG AIR ProForce M17 airsoft pistol.

Designed for professional training, this high-end SIG AIR ProForce airsoft pistol is a replica of the U.S. Army issued P320-M17 9mm pistol in look, balance, and handling characteristics and engineered to SIG standards for precision, accuracy, and reliability. 

The ProForce M17 features a polymer frame and metal slide with full blow-back action. The proprietary drop magazine holds 21 rounds of 6mm polymer or biodegradable BBs.  An adjustable “hop-up” feature creates spin on the BBs for additional stabilization in flight, resulting in increased distance and accuracy.  A picatinny accessory rail allows for quick and easy accessory mounting, comes with an optic cut for the addition of the soon-to-be-released SIG AIR Red Dot Optic, and is available in 12g CO2 cartridge or green gas power options.

ProForce M17 Airsoft Pistol:

  • Total length: 8.5”
  • Barrel length:  5.5”
  • Weight:  2.6 lbs.
  • Finish:  Coyote Tan
  • Muzzle Velocity using .20g Polymer BBs:
  • CO2 – up to 410 fps
  • Green Gas – up to 320 fps
  • Muzzle Energy:
  • CO2 – 1.5 joules
  • Green Gas – 1 joule
  • Caliber:  6mm BB
  • Magazine Capacity:  21
  • Power Source:
  • CO2 or Green Gas
  • MSRP: $179.99

The ProForce M17 is available for purchase at the

For more information on SIG SAUER airguns, visit

About SIG SAUER, Inc.

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SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 150 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 almost 2,000 employees across eight locations in the U.S. and around the world.  For more information about the company and product line visit:

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EAA/USSG To Display New Products at 2019 NASGW Expo & Annual Meeting

Visit EAA/USSG at the 2019 NASGW Expo, Booth # 1101

Orlando, Florida, Oct. 22 – 25, 2019

EAA/USSG will showcase new products for 2020 at the industry wholesaler show in Orlando, Florida, Oct. 22-25, 2019.

Cocoa, Fla. (October 2019)European American Armory Corporation (EAA Corp.), importers of select quality and affordable handguns, rifles, and shotguns, will be displaying their new 2020 handgun and long gun products at the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers(NASGW) Expo & Annual Meetings at booth no. 1101. The annual wholesaler and manufacturer event taking place Oct. 22 – 25, 2019 in Orlando, Florida, and provides buyers and sellers a unique opportunity to see new products, conduct business for the new year, and build relationships.

EAA new Girsan products will include handguns and long guns. For long guns, the recently released MC312 Gobbler 12 ga. Shotgun (in time for fall turkey hunting), the MC312 Sporting and MC312 Tactical will be on display.  For handguns, the Girsan line of durable and dependable pistols, known for their superb fit, finish, and performance, without the associated high price found on the competition will also be on display.  EAA will show the new Regard Gen 3 in 9mm built on a production class platform and the new Regard MC BX with a threaded barrel extension and G10 grips.   The new MC1911 SC ULTIMATE will make its production debut and the fully-machined, forged aluminum frame, compact 1911 will be available in 9mm and .45ACP.

Competition pistol design engineers are sure to flock to EAA’s booth for the Tanfoglio line of precision competition-style pistols without the “Custom Gunsmith” price. It’s all in the detail and workmanship found on the new Witness Xtreme pistol 2020 line-up, designed by professionals for the different divisions of Competition Pistol Shooting. From Production to Open class there is a Witness Xtreme pistol to meet your requirements and exceed your expectations. With the new 2020 Witness Xtreme pistol series, custom gunsmiths understand why Italian designers and manufacturers are the top in the world of fashion, race cars, product design and pistol manufacturing.

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) was founded in 1953 to bring together shooting sports buyers and sellers through their membership and annual expo event. The NASGW provides education, marketing, and communication opportunities for its hunting and shooting sports wholesalers, manufacturers, and sales professional members.

For more information on EAA Corp., visit

About European American Armory Corporation (EAA Corp.):

Based in Florida and founded in the early 1990s, European American Armory Corporation (EAA Corp.) has brought value to firearms owners with an array of right-priced, affordable handguns, rifles, and pistols from respectable international manufacturers. EAA Corp’s mission has always been “good quality products at reasonable prices.”

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GPO USA Continues Support of Retailers with its New Rewards Program

RICHMOND, Va. (Oct. 16, 2019) — German Precision Optics (GPO) USA announced the introduction of its groundbreaking “My GPO Points™ program” that makes life exponentially easier than any other points program in the industry for retail salespeople to earn and redeem points on GPO products. The program is e-mail based, and it also awards points for social media interaction with GPO Facebook pages.
The My GPO Points program is fast and easy and doesn’t even require the cost of a postage stamp. Simply register on-line, sell a GPO product, take a picture of the receipt with your smart phone and send it in to the GPO program e-mail address to earn 10 percent of the published sales price. Each $10 increment of the sale price gains the salesperson $1 redeemable for the purchase of a GPO product. For example, the GPO PASSION™ HD 10×42 has a retail value of $999.99 and selling one of these products will earn 100 My GPO Points.
To participate, simply register by e-mailing GPO at, and provide your name, address, and phone number. Then, upon selling a GPO product, take a photo of the sales receipt with your smartphone, and e-mail the photo of the receipt to the address with the model name and serial number in the subject line. Liking and following the GPO Binoculars/Hunting page and the GPO Riflescope and Shooting page on Facebook will add 10 additional points to the sales clerk account. Sharing posts from either page will also gain five points for each new GPO post shared. To add points from social media, simply take a screenshot of the like/follow or shared post, and e-mail it to
“Traditionally, points programs have been complicated for clerks to collect points, and usually consist of photocopying a receipt, filling out a form and physically mailing it in,” said Mike Jensen, GPO USA president. “Submissions are often lost or invalidated, and clerks end up shorted. I have written and run various points programs at different companies over the years, and I have always wanted to create one that was very easy for clerks to collect and redeem points. This one does just that and it adds social media into the mix for added points.”
German Precision Optics was founded on the premise that design, engineering and quality management is 100-percent controlled in Germany to its strictest standards, yet products can be produced at some of the largest production facilities around the world. This unique corporate structure allows GPO to offer the highest quality products with better features at a significantly better price. The company is 100-percent confident that all of its products will not only function perfectly but will exceed all expectations. Therefore, GPO, USA has created an industry-leading Spectacular Lifetime Warranty™. With outstanding professional service, GPO USA will take care of its products before, during, and after the purchase at no charge, ever. Founded in 2016, GPO has its U.S. headquarters in Richmond, Va. For more information on GPO USA, visit
www.gpo-usa.comor call 844-MY BINOS (844-692-4667).

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Introducing New Fits For Galco’s Switchback Belt Holster




Galco is excited to introduce new fits for the versatile and affordable new Switchback™ belt holster – now available for a broad range of popular modern semiautos with 4”- 4.5” barrels from FN, Glock, Ruger, SIG-Sauer, S&W, and more!

A hybrid design that combines the best elements of leather and synthetic, the Switchback is fully ambidextrous and can be carried in the strong side or crossdraw positions. The main body of the holster is constructed of layered synthetics, beginning with an outer layer of durable black ballistic nylon. Beneath that is closed cell foam that imparts structure to the holster body and protection for the firearm in the field. Finally, a layer of 420 denier gunmetal-colored pack cloth lines the holster.

An ambidextrous “exoskeleton” made of top grain steer hide allows the belt to be threaded through either side of the holster body in strong side or crossdraw positions, for right or left hand draw. The retention strap has a hammer slot and is reversible for ambidextrous use.

Available in black finish, the Switchback retails for only $46.

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

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Cobalt Kinetics Gives A Sneak Peek Of Their New Line Of 1911-Style Pistols



Washington Utah, October 15, 2018
         Five years ago, Cobalt Kinetics of Washington Utah hit the gun market hard and fast with a bold new interpretation of the AR-15. The “Cobalt” became the weapon of choice for the shooter who chose to stand out at the local range, club, or 3-gun match. The Cobalt rifle was marked by aggressive design, flashy colors and some very way-forward technology.
Now, Cobalt Kinetics announces it will be producing a line of handguns. Modular-framed, high-capacity 1911 based handguns. Cobalt alleges that they’ve been discussing the introduction of their own pistol for over 2 years. Cobalt will be releasing a complete line- to include a commander-sized carry pistol, a suppressor ready tactical pistol, and USPSA competition pistols. While the exact features and details of each model are still being refined- Cobalt insists that they’re willing and able to make good on most any custom request from interested parties. This would indicate that these pistols are being built by hand in a custom fashion rather than being mass produced on a manufacturing line. The pistol-smith who is spearheading this endeavor is David Lake. He’s a skilled gun-builder with 19 years of study and on-the-job experience in the craft. He has built competition handguns for world champions in various shooting disciplines. (He’s also got a loyal following as a builder of precision bolt-action target rifles.)

Cobalt confirms that a few pistols have already been released and are out in the world being used by some lucky shooters. The images seen here are in fact photographs- not renderings. These handguns already exist. Cobalt makes no comment about the timeline for delivery of these new handguns, nor will they confirm the prices at this time- it’s expected that like the BAMF rifle, this new product line will be very high end and command a premium at market.

This exciting announcement is accompanied by some somber news- Cobalt Kinetics will discontinue domestic sales of its entire lineup of semi-auto sporting rifles. Production of the BAMF -and all its variants like the EDGE, TEAM, RECON, and EVOLVE-will soon cease for the United States market. Production efforts will be shifted to manufacturing pistol components. 
Vice president and marketing director at Cobalt, Skylar Stewart, commented, “We are sorry to have to take the BAMF out of production. We all worked tirelessly to create it and get it out into the world and establish and grow the market for the super-premium AR-15. But times change, market demand shifts, and we’re only looking forward. We have really been wanting to expand our offering for a long time and this shift gives us the chance to make good on that plan. Our pistol-smith, Dave Lake, has a lot of experience and has given us a healthy head start on this thing. We’re going to hit the ground running. We plan to break some rules, turn some heads and make our mark on the firearm industry again.”
Cobalt Kinetics does still have a standing inventory of new and used rifles. The new guns are exactly that- new boxed inventory, while the used guns are all trade show samples and sales and range demo rifles in various conditions ranging from bearing a few slight handling marks to heavy cosmetic damage from extreme use. This inventory is being offered for sale to any and all with the foresight to get them while you still can. The Cobalt rifle will surely become a valuable commodity among gun collectors. Cobalt maintains that each of these last 200 new guns will be sold with a full factory warranty. For a list of available rifles, contact Cobalt’s sales team at 435-656-0599 or

Further questions can be directed to:

Phone: 435.656.0599

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The biggest invention since the jet engine

THOROUGH TESTING: Nammo have completed more than 150 ramjet motor tests. The company is now transitioning to ballistic firing tests.

When the jet engine was invented in the 1940s, it revolutionized aviation. Aircraft could fly faster, higher and became much more maneuverable. In a very short space of time, a whole class of military aircraft became obsolete. With its new ramjet motors, Nammo is confident it can do something similar for both missiles and artillery.

After more than 150 successful motor tests, Nammo is pleased to confirm that its ramjet motor concepts have completed their initial developmental test phase.

The company is now preparing to commence stage 2 of its ramjet testing – with ballistic firing tests expected in the coming months. Nammo believes the new technology can fundamentally change the US and allied approach to missiles and artillery.

Most missile variants – including air to air, ground to air and naval missiles – can be used with ramjet motors. Nammo believes this – in time – will lead to significant change in the business.

“This is probably the most significant program our company has ever worked on. We believe it will change the way we fight in the air; we believe it will change the way we fight on the ground”, says Nammo CEO Morten Brandtzæg.

“The initial test phase has been a resounding success, well beyond our expectations. We are ready to start long range firing trials”, says Frank Møller with Nammo’s ramjet team.

IN MID-FLIGHT: A 155mm ramjet shell moments after being fired from an artillery gun. Captured by a high speed camera at Nammo’s test center.

Five times more range

Traditional rocket motors have one big shortcoming: They need to carry oxidizer as part of their propellant. Since the oxidizer uses more volume, as little as 20% of the propellant is actual fuel.

“Traditional rocket motors have significant limitations due to the need to carry oxygen. Oxygen is needed for the propellant to burn, but it also takes up a lot of space. That severely limits the amount of fuel in missiles. This of course hampers range, velocity and the ability to go high”, says Frank Møller.

Ramjets do not have this limitation, and instead can use an air intake as a compressor – at speeds around mach 3. As a consequence, all of the oxidizer can be removed, making room for around five times as much fuel.

Air to air missiles powered by ramjets will be able to reach targets as far away as 500km, many times that of current long range missiles.

“Our tests show that we could be looking at as much as five times the range. Missiles could also go much higher and faster. And burn times up to 300-400 seconds would give more energy to maneuver at extended ranges”, says Frank Møller.

“I see this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: This has the potential to disrupt the whole missile and artillery sector, as well as NATO air defense”, says Morten Brandtzæg.

INCREASING MISSILE RANGE: Ramjet missiles could get ranges up to 500km.

Can be fired from any 155mm artillery gun

Nammo’s ramjet concept has been in development for several years, and is now set to enter operational testing. For the first long range tests, 155mm artillery projectiles will be used.

“Artillery shells, particularly those fired from modern guns, are fast enough for a ramjet to ignite, and our tests indicate that we can expect ranges of up to 150km. This is of course an enormous improvement on traditional artillery with a 20-30km range. You now have a choice: move your artillery forward and shoot deep behind enemy lines, or keep them safe, far from counter battery fire”, says Thomas Danbolt, Nammo’s VP large caliber.

“With ramjet shells, just a few pieces of artillery could cover entire countries. I sincerely believe this could be the biggest change in military technology since the invention of the jet engine”, says Frank Møller.

Nammo CEO Morten Brandtzæg.

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AirMap and Industry Partners Successfully Demonstrate Dynamic Geofencing Capabilities

AirMap, Aeromapper, SPH Engineering and Industry Partners Successfully Demonstrate Dynamic Geofencing Capabilities as Part of SESAR GEOSAFE Project

Earlier this year, the European Commission adopted EU-wide rules designed to pave the way for safe, efficient, and secure airspace access for large numbers of drones. As part of these rules, EU Member States can define designated no-fly zones where drones are not allowed to enter, including airports, airfields, and city centers.
Geofencing is essential to ensuring that drones comply with airspace restrictions. Geofences prevent drones from entering no-fly zones and keep them away from protected areas and critical infrastructure. Geo-caging, by contrast, does not allow drones to fly beyond a set boundary. Both measures are critical to keeping complex low-altitude airspace safe for all.
In an effort to evolve U-space capabilities for EU-wide implementation, AirMap is participating in GEOSAFE, a SESAR Joint Undertaking funded project aimed at researching, developing, and testing foundational and advanced geofencing services. Learn more about how AirMap and industry partners recently demonstrated the three tiers of geofencing aligned with U-space capability levels.

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Suppressor Ready: The New Discretion 1911 From Dan Wesson. A Threaded Barrel and Other Tactical Accessories, Standard


Kansas City, KS (September 15, 2019) – With suppressors becoming more and more mainstream, the designers and pistol-smiths at Dan Wesson, a CZ-USA company, decided it was time to offer a suppressor-ready 1911. They also wanted a more tactically oriented 1911, with all the quality features standard on a Dan Wesson semi-automatic. The result is the sharp-looking DW Discretion, with a match-grade stainless barrel that’s both extended and threaded. But the craftsmen at Wesson’s didn’t stop there.

The Discretion is a standout in the Dan Wesson line with the great looking ported slide. The rail under the barrel allows for easy attachment of a light and/or laser, while the Discretion’s serrated trigger and competition-inspired hammer give it a look all its own.

The Discretion’s high tritium sights allow for sighting over the top of most pistol suppressors.  The very rear of the slide is designed so that the slide can be racked on a belt if using the pistol one-handed.

The Discretion is available in both 9mm Luger and 45 ACP, with both models finished in DW Duty Black.

Like all Dan Wesson 1911’s, the Discretion features:

  • Hand-fit 70-series frame and slide
  • Forged slides and barrels
  • Hand-fit match barrels
  • Billet alloy steel fire-control system
  • Zero MIM parts
  • All premium components
  • Lowered and flared ejection port
  • Beveled magazine well
  • Carry bevel treatment
  • Undercut trigger guards
  • Hand-polished flats
  • Crisp 3.5-5 lb. factory trigger job
  • Two magazines

The craftsmen at Dan Wesson also painstakingly hand-fit and polish each and every part, creating the best possible production 1911.

DW Discretion 45 ACP Specs:

  • SKU: 01885
  • Caliber: 45 ACP
  • Mag. Cap.: 8
  • Frame Material: Stainless Steel
  • Frame Finish: Black Duty
  • Slide Finish: Black Duty
  • Grip: G10
  • Overall Length: 9.5 In.
  • Barrel Length: 5.75 In.
  • Width: 1.5 In.
  • Weight: 42.2 Oz.
  • Sights: High Night Sights
  • Safety Elements: Manual Thumb and Grip Safety
  • MSRP:  $2,142.00

DW Discretion 9MM Luger Specs:

  • SKU: 01886
  • Caliber: 9MM Luger
  • Mag. Cap.: 10
  • Frame Material: Stainless Steel
  • Frame Finish: Black Duty
  • Slide Finish: Black Duty
  • Grip: G10
  • Overall Length: 9.5 In.
  • Barrel Length: 5.75 In.
  • Width: 1.5 In.
  • Weight: 42.2 Oz.
  • Sights: High Night Sights
  • Safety Elements: Manual Thumb and Grip Safety
  • MSRP:  $2,142.00

DW Discretion Commander 45 ACP Specs:

  • SKU: 01887
  • Caliber: 45 ACP
  • Mag. Cap.: 8
  • Frame Material: Stainless Steel
  • Frame Finish: Black Duty
  • Slide Finish: Black Duty
  • Grip: G10
  • Overall Length: 8.8 In.
  • Barrel Length: 5 In.
  • Width: 1.5 In.
  • Weight: 41.7 Oz.
  • Sights: High Night Sights
  • Safety Elements: Manual Thumb and Grip Safety
  • MSRP: $2,142

DW Discretion Commander 9MM Specs:

  • SKU: 01888
  • Caliber: 9MM
  • Mag. Cap.: 10
  • Frame Material: Stainless Steel
  • Frame Finish: Black Duty
  • Slide Finish: Black Duty
  • Grip: G10
  • Overall Length: 8.8 In.
  • Barrel Length: 5 In.
  • Width: 1.5 In.
  • Weight: 41.7 Oz.
  • Sights: High Night Sights
  • Safety Elements: Manual Thumb and Grip Safety
  • MSRP: $2,142

Since 1997, CZ-USA has given American shooters and hunters the best firearms the Czech Republic has to offer. In 2019, we completed yet another milestone by producing CZ firearms here in the United States at CZ-USA’s Kansas City, Kansas, facility. With our ever-increasing production capabilities stateside, CZ-USA will continue to improve, innovate, and add to the CZ-USA line-up of high-quality, affordable handguns, rifles, shotguns, and suppressors, plus custom-quality handguns from Dan Wesson.

For more information, please visit WWW.CZ-USA.COM.

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Visit Lyman® Products at the NASGW Expo at booth no. 911 Orlando, Florida, Oct. 22 – 25, 2019


Pachmayr®, a Lyman® Products Brand, Launches New Line of Knives 

Designed to meet the needs of shooters and sportsmen alike, the new Pachmayr® knives will fast become your EDC knife.

Middletown, Conn. (October 2019)Lyman® Productswill be exhibiting at the 2019 National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) Expo & Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, Oct. 22 – 25, 2019. The annual event brings wholesalers and manufacturers together to grow businesses, introduce new products and build new relationships.

Lyman Products include such well-known and respected brands as Lyman reloading tools and accessories, Pachmayr, TacStar, A-Zoom, Trius, Butch’s, and Targ-Dots. With new product offerings throughout their brand catalog all year long, Lyman Products continues to provide variety, innovation, and value to its distributors and retailers. Lyman Products’ brought on Mark 7 Reloading in 2019 to provide customers with the most advanced technology in reloading equipment available.

The Pachmayr brand is also expanding to include more aluminum competition speedloaders, recoil protection such as the new Shock Shield™, the beautiful line of Pachmayr Alume grips by Raffir, and the new line of Pachmayr knives, designed by the team at Lyman Products for every day carry and all-around use. From ballistic data handbooks, reloading components, and target shooting accessories, Lyman has been the go-to company for sport shooters, from beginners to professional gunsmiths.

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) was founded in 1953 to bring together shooting sports buyers and sellers through their membership and annual expo event. The NASGW provides education, marketing, and communication opportunities for its hunting and shooting sports wholesalers, manufacturers, and sales professional members.

About Lyman® Products:

Lyman® Products has continued to be a leader in developing innovative products for reloaders and shooters for over 140 years. Lyman’s reloading kits, presses and dies have provided reloaders with all the high-quality equipment they need to start reloading. Mark 7, Pachmayr, TacStar, Trius Traps, A-Zoom Precision Snap Caps, Butch’s Gun Care and Targdots are all under the Lyman brand. For more information please visit us at

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Laura Burgess Marketing Clients at the 2019 NASGW Expo & Annual Meeting

Break through the static

Visit these LBM Clients at the

2019 NASGW Expo & Annual Meeting

Oct. 22 – 25, 2019 | Orlando, Florida

For your convenience, Laura Burgess Marketing has listed clients that we feel you should visit during your 2019 NASGW Expo & Annual Meeting experience. You’ll find booth numbers and new products or promotions listed. After the show, follow up with us for more information, high resolution images or T&E products. We look forward to another successful NASGW Show and it is all because of you!

Cimarron Firearms Company

Booth 1827

Cimarron Firearms Company will be exhibiting their full line-up of pistols and long guns, including their Walker’s Walker, a very special reproduction revolver celebrating 200 years of the Texas Rangers, the very popular 62′ Pocket Navy Conversion reproduction revolver with a modern twist (it uses standard .380 ACP ammo), and their line of Winchester Model 1894 rifles.

EAA/USSG (European American Armory)

Booth 1101

EAA Corp. will be displaying its new 2020 handgun and long gun products, including the recently released MC12 Gobbler 12 ga. Shotgun, along with the MC312 Sporting and MC312 Tactical long guns. From the Girsan line, EAA will present the Regard MC Gen 3 in 9mm and the Regard MC BX with a threaded barrel extension and the MC1911SC Ultimate. Plenty new from the Tanfoglio line including all the Witness Xtreme models such as the Witness Limited Xtreme, the Witness Stock III Xtreme, the Witness Domina Xtreme, and the Witness Match Xtreme.

Lyman Products Group

Booth 911

Lyman® Products continues to provide variety, innovation, and value to its distributors and retailers throughout the year with its new product offerings throughout their brand catalog. From ballistic data handbooks, reloading components, and target shooting accessories, Lyman has been the go-to company for sport shooters, from beginners to professional gunsmiths.

Meprolight USA

Booth 523

Meprolight USA® was opened in early 2019 to facilitate a closer relationship with US distributors and retailers with a goal of reaching the US commercial market. Meprolight’s products offer the American consumer some of the latest innovations in electro-optic sight systems for handguns and long guns that are ready to take on any challenge, whether for target shooting, hunting, or home defense. All of Meprolight’s products offer energy-efficiency, large window displays, compact housing systems, easy-to-use controls, multiple reticle options, quick detach mechanisms, and superior clarity and performance in any environmental condition.


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Ladies Multigun and Multisport Match Winners

AUSTIN, TX — The 2019 A Girl & A Gun Fall Festival Presented by SIG SAUER took place on October 4-6, 209, at Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park Mammoth, KY. Shooters included 79 competitors for the Multigun Challenge and 52 competitors for the Multisport Challenge.

“Although this was our 4th year to host Fall Fest, this was the first year that our match management was completely in-house,” says Match Director Julianna Crowder. “We applied our unique A Girl & A Gun programming to deliver a quality match experience for the competitors. Our sponsors again offered generous prizes and giveaways, and our staff was talented, kind, and hard-working. We couldn’t be more proud.”

The Multigun Challenge featured new and exciting 3-gun, 2-gun, and 1-gun stages. Stage Designer and Range Master John Crowder created fun courses of fire in natural terrain throughout the Park Mammoth property. Assistant Range Master Mike Dell coordinated a staff of over 30 people to ensure the event was fun and safe. While several competitors were sponsored professionals, many participants were shooting their first major match.

Congratulations to the top finishers of each division:
Tac Ops: Dakota Overland
Open: Dianna Muller
Limited: Susan Richie

Classification winners:
High Junior: Dakota Overland
High LEO: Ursula Williams
High Military: Sarah Salmond
High Senior: Kathy Swepston
High Super Senior: Cheryl Fordyce

Competitors fired over 105 rounds of rifle rounds, over 113 rounds of pistol, over 109 rounds of bird shot, and 7 slugs across the 8 stages. Long-distance targets extended out to 402 yards.

The Multisport Challenge was an additional one-day match comprising 8 stages featuring different shooting sports. Competitors were able to enjoy trying new types of firearms and different shooting disciplines. The sports and stage sponsors included:
Steel Challenge: Canik
PCC: Quarter Circle 10
Cowboy Action: Rockcastle Rangers
5-Stand: CZ-USA Field Sports
PRS: Ruger and Vortex

Congratulations to the top five finishers:
1: Dianna Muller
2: Jennifer Blake
3: Alison Hester
4: Angela Berring
5: Rebecca King

Registration for the 2020 A Girl & A Gun Fall Fest will open at

About A Girl & A Gun

A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) is a membership organization whose events have been successful stepping stones for thousands of women into the shooting community and fostered their love of shooting with caring and qualified instructors to coach them. AG & AG breaks barriers for women and girls in the area of self-defense and in pistol, rifle, and shotgun shooting sports by welcoming beginners to learn the basics of safe and accurate shooting and providing experienced shooters with advanced-level opportunities. The club has members in 48 states and hosts recurring Girl’s Nights Out at more than 190 ranges throughout the nation.



A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League

202 Walton Way Ste 192-161

Cedar Park, TX 78613-7044

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SIG SAUER Ultra-Compact MPX Copperhead Now Available with New Features

NEWINGTON, N.H., (October 14, 2019) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the ultra-compact SIG SAUER MPX Copperhead with new features, including a suppressor-ready barrel with A2 flash-hider, expanded 30-round magazine capacity, and a full-black finish is now available exclusively through the Bill Hicks distribution network.

SIG SAUER Ultra-Compact MPX Copperhead Now Available with New Features

The SIG MPX Copperhead is a sub-gun with in-field adaptability, unmatched performance, and familiar AR handling. Completely ambidextrous, the SIG MPX Copperhead is great for left- or right-handed shooters with its dual-sided selector switch, magazine release, charging handle and bolt release. The SIG MPX Copperhead operates from a fully-closed and locked rotating bolt, offering enhanced reliability and safety in use. A short-stroke gas piston allows the SIG MPX Copperhead to run all weights and brands of 9mm ammunition with no adjustments to the gas valve.

The MPX Copperhead features a monolithic elite Series black anodized finish upper receiver, a 3.5” threaded suppressor-ready barrel with A2 flash-hider, 2-position pistol contour brace with integrated brace knuckle, PDW pistol grip, a single-stage trigger, and ships with (1) 30-round polymer magazine.

MPX Copperhead:

  • Total Length: 14.5”
  • Barrel Length: 3.5”
  • Barrel Twist: 1:10
  • Weight: 4.5lbs.
  • Finish: Black Anodized
  • Caliber: 9mm Luger

For more information about the SIG SAUER MPX Copperhead from Bill Hicks visit or inquire with your local retailer today.. 

About SIG SAUER, Inc.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is  a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 150 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 almost 2,000 employees across eight locations. For more information about the company and product line



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AeroVironment Launches New Puma™ LE, Delivering Group 2 Capabilities in a Group 1 Footprint with Increased Range, Endurance and Payload Capacity


AeroVironment’s new Puma LE small unmanned aircraft system (Photo: AeroVironment)

  • Rapidly deployable via hand-launch, Puma LE’s 5.5-hour endurance delivers persistent data with increased time on station, in an economical two-case mission packout
  • Puma LE’s 5.5-pound total payload capacity includes a secondary payload bay with dedicated power supply and Ethernet connection, making Puma LE the ideal multi-mission platform for third-party payload integration
  • Shared plug-and-play interoperability with Puma AE components reduces logistical and training impact  

WASHINGTON, at AUSA 2019 Annual Meeting & Exposition, Booth #425, Oct. 14, 2019 – AeroVironment, Inc.(NASDAQ:AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), today announced the launch of Puma LE (Long Endurance), the next generation in its Puma All Environment small UAS product line. Puma LE builds on the combat-proven Puma AE legacy with new capabilities, increased range, and expanded payload capacity. With the integrated Mantis i45 gimbaled EO/IR sensor and NVG-visible laser illuminator, Puma LE provides the warfighter with superior imagery for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) during day, night and low-light operations on land and in maritime environments. 

Delivering Group 2 capabilities in a Group 1 footprint, the aircraft weighs only 22.5 pounds (10.4 kilograms), and is launchable by hand or bungee, making Puma LE easy to deploy and recover. On-board batteries provide 5.5 hours of flight endurance, doubling the time on station of Puma 3 AE, with an operational range of 60 kilometers when used with AeroVironment’s Long-Range Tracking Antenna (LRTA). Puma LE’s economical dual-case mission pack contains everything needed to perform two complete 5.5-hour missions with a single aircraft and Ground Control System (GCS).

Puma LE is purpose-built for multi-mission operations with up to 5.5 pounds of total payload capacity. The aircraft’s ruggedized secondary payload bay enables the integration of third-party payloads with a dedicated power supply providing 18-24 volts at up to 5 amps, and an Ethernet connection port for payload communications. This capability provides the flexibility for operators to incorporate specialized payloads such as electronic warfare, RF emitter geolocation, laser designation, communications relay and others.

“Puma LE is the next generation of the combat-proven Puma AE small UAS, delivering immediate tactical ISR, extended endurance and a dedicated secondary payload bay to dramatically expand its mission capabilities,” said Rick Pedigo, vice president of sales and business development for AeroVironment. “With Puma LE, AeroVironment expands the envelope of small unmanned aircraft systems, and enables our customers to proceed with certainty in ever-changing operational environments.”

Puma LE can be operated manually or autonomously with AeroVironment’s common GCS. Puma LE utilizes plug and play, interoperable line-replaceable unit (LRU) components that can be shared with other Puma AE aircraft. This native compatibility reduces training and logistical impact for operators. In addition, current Puma AE customers can now optimize their fielded systems by purchasing Puma LE as an add-on aircraft and easily installing Puma AE LRU components. Multiple Puma LE system options provide the flexibility for customers to choose the right configuration based on mission requirements.

AeroVironment is now accepting orders for Puma LE, with expected delivery in spring 2020. For more information, visit AeroVironment at the AUSA 2019 Annual Meeting & Exposition, Booth #425, or at

About AeroVironment Tactical UAS

The RQ-20A/B Puma™, Puma LE, RQ-11B Raven®, RQ-12A Wasp®, together with VAPOR Helicopter UAS comprise AeroVironment’s family of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems. This Family of Systems provides increased capability to the warfighter that gives ground commanders the option of selecting the appropriate aircraft based on the type of mission to be performed. This increased capability has the potential to provide significant force protection and force multiplication benefits to small tactical units and security personnel. AeroVironment provides logistics services worldwide to ensure a consistently high level of operational readiness. AeroVironment has delivered thousands of new and replacement small unmanned air vehicles to customers within the United States and to more than 45 allied governments.

About AeroVironment, Inc.

AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) provides customers with more actionable intelligence so they can proceed with certainty. Based in California, AeroVironment is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems and tactical missile systems, and serves defense, government, and commercial customers. For more information visit

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Introducing The Paragon IWB Holster For The Glock 43 & 48



Galco is excited to introduce the Paragon™ IWB holster for the very popular Glock 43 and 48! Adjustable for angle from strong side to crossdraw, the ambidextrous Paragon is optimized for the popular appendix mode of carry.

With a Kydex® holster body, the Paragon offers comfortable carry, fast draw and easy return to the holster. Dual tuckable belt clips ride in slots fore and aft of the gun body, allowing adjustment for ride height and carry angle. Twin tension units allow easy adjustment of the draw stroke. Raised sweat guards on both sides of the handgun protect the wearer’s body from the gun and promote a smooth and safe return to holster. The Paragon includes an optional claw-type stabilizing wing.

The Paragon comes with Galco’s patent-pending polymer UniClip™ for excellent concealment, stability and easy on-off capability, and functions well with single or dual clips. Galco’s Ultimate Stealth™ clips are available as an optional purchase for those who prefer even deeper concealment.

Available in black, the Paragon retails for $79.


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

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Communications upgrade to First Responders in Chile


Barrett Communications have recently supplied a contract to the Urgent Medical Attention Service in Chile, to strengthen and secure communications between hospitals and ambulances in the Aysen region.

In December 2017, the town of Villa Santa Lucia in Patagonia, Chile, was hit by a mudslide that enveloped a third of the town. The Barrett Authorised dealer in Chile, Skytel Telecomunicaciones, quickly assisted the local Urgent Medical Attention Service (SAMU). They equipped two ambulances with Barrett High Frequency (HF) radio communications equipment as part of the team deployed to Villa Santa Lucia.

During the weeks that followed, SAMU recognised the benefits of HF radio communications in these remote locations and determined to upgrade their network to include additional HF systems.

Mr. Diego Del Gallego, Barrett Communications Operations Manager – Latin America, commented: “One of the major challenges faced by SAMU was that as soon as their ambulances left a major town, their existing communications systems could not be used. HF now enables them to maintain communications along the entire journey, which, in some cases, can be covering many hundreds of kilometers”.
The HF network provided by Barrett covers the remote and isolated region of Aysen, which extends over 100,000km2 and the SAMU system has been designed to maintain constant communications between the fleet of 15 ambulances, two regional hospitals and the major Health Ministry office in Chile’s capital city, Santiago.

The Barrett 2050 HF Transceiver in mobile vehicle configuration, together with the Barrett 2019 Auto-Tuning antenna, has been integrated into the entire ambulance fleet. The Barrett 4050 HF SDR’s base station has been installed in the hospital and in the Santiago Office. The HF base stations have been loaded with the Barrett 2020 HF email system and HF vehicle tracking software. This will enable voice, email and data communications coverage and real time tracking of the ambulance team by the office radio operators.

Mr. Del Gallego noted that “the Barrett 2050 transceiver and 4050 HF SDR include Digital Voice and ALE [Automatic Link Establishment] options which automate many of the radio functions and provides clear, near telephone quality, radio communications over the entire HF network”. He continued, detailing that “the station in Santiago is of great importance in the co-ordination of emergency relief efforts, as in the Santa Lucia Mudslide, where in future, the Santiago station will be used to monitor and provide communications when overseeing the entire emergency plan across the region.”


About Barrett Communications

Barrett Communications is the specialist Australian designer and manufacturer of commercial and tactical HF and VHF radio communication systems.
The Company’s global distribution to over 150 countries and customer support network in over 65 countries allows it to provide both OTS and turnkey network solutions to meet their clients’ exact requirements.
Since 1976 Barrett Communications has provided HF communications solutions to military, government, security, business and Non-Government organisations around the world.

Additional information about Barrett Communications is available at

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FAB Defense – RAPS


Chicago, IL (October 15, 2019) – The new and innovative Rapid Adjustable Precision Stock (RAPS) was designed with the professional precision shooter in mind.

The RAPS incorporates the mandatory features for a precision stock; integrated Cheek Rest and adjustable Length Of Pull (LOP) but with the added benefits of easy manipulation, reduced weight and cutting edge features and materials. The RAPS to enable any size shooter to engage their target from any position, in a quick and precise manner.

The RAPS allows for a wide range of adjustment that can be done with one hand, while keeping your eyes downrange using our patent-pending 1Latch™ system, and is the first of its kind with a memory feature, that returns the adjustable LOP to its pre-set position.

The RAPS also features an integrated Cheek Rest with a height adjustment of up to + 42mm and a generous non-slip rubber butt-pad with 10mm of height adjustment.

Manufactured with extremely durable polymer composite, the RAPS will withstand years of hard use, under adverse conditions, from the battlefield to long-range matches, the RAPS stock will help you get the job done!


  • Integrated Cheek Rest & adjustable Length Of Pull (LOP)
  • Patent-pending 1Latch system, locks both LOP and Cheek Rest height with one lever
  • 1Latch system, can be configured for right or left-hand shooters
  • New LOP memory feature, set it once and the adjustable butt-pad will spring out to the same length every time
  • LOP Adjustment Range: 32mm (1.26″)
  • Integrated Cheek Rest, adjustment range; 42mm (1.65″)
  • Adjustable LOP, on AR10 from 378mm to 410mm (14.8″-16.14″)
  • Concealed picatinny rail at the bottom of the stock for use with a monopod
  • Heavy duty, rubber butt-pad with height adjustment
  • The RAPS includes one per-installed adapter for rifle-length receiver extension tube, and two additional adapters for MIL-SPEC Carbine tubes (one for M4 type receivers and one universal)
  • Easy installation, no gunsmith required

For more information, please visit

Since its inception, FAB-Defense® has been leading in development and manufacture of the highest quality, cutting-edge tactical equipment and weapon accessories for the State of Israel’s Military and Police. FAB-Defense R&D department works in collaboration with Special Forces and SWAT teams worldwide to design creative, ability enhancing, no-nonsense solutions to the ongoing dynamic challenges met in the field.

For more information, please visit


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Team CZ-USA Sets New Guinness World Book Shooting Record!


CZ’s Team of Young Shotgun Competitors Re-Sets the Bar

Kansas City, KS (October 14, 2019) – It’s official. As in, Guinness World Book of Records Official! On October 12, 2019, CZ-USA, David Miller, CZ-USA’s shotgun manager, and pro-shooter, and the CZ-USA Team set a world record for most sporting clay targets shot in a 12-hour period by a five-person team. 

The team ended up breaking a total of 14,176 clays.

“This new world record took a great deal of practice, commitment and concentration,” said Miller. “And these young shooters never faltered! I’m very proud of these young people and their stellar work ethic. This new world record could not have been set without their dedication to excellence.”

The CZ-USA Team members for this historic attempt were:

  • Dave Miller, CZ-USA
  • Levi Henrichs, of Sibley, Iowa
  • Makayla Scott, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
  • Jessica Strasser, Waterford, Wisconsin
    Weston Zolck, Herman, Nebraska

Each team member was selected based on an essay they submitted to CZ-USA. Each applicant also had participated in an A.I.M. or SCTP competitive shotgun shooting qualifier event.

This was an Official Guinness World Records attempt, and the previous Guinness record for most sporting clays shot by a five-person team in 12 hours was 4,602 targets. The new record was set at the Powder Creek Shooting Park in Lenexa, Kansas, October 12, 2019.

“We had an enthusiastic crowd on hand, and they really cheered us on,” Miller added. “Thank you to everyone who came out to support us and to our sponsors. You made a huge difference!”

Since 1997, CZ-USA has given American shooters and hunters the best firearms the Czech Republic has to offer. In 2019, we completed yet another milestone by producing CZ firearms here in the United States at CZ-USA’s Kansas City, Kansas, facility. With our ever-increasing production capabilities stateside, CZ-USA will continue to improve, innovate, and add to the CZ-USA line-up of high-quality, affordable handguns, rifles, shotguns, and suppressors, plus custom-quality handguns from Dan Wesson.

For more information, please visit


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STREAMLIGHT TLR-8G Weapon Mounted Light/Laser


At Shot Show 2019, Streamlight introduced the TLR-8G. This new offering retains all of the excellent performance features of the TLR-8 but with a green laser; hence, the “G” designation.

Read my review…

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ArachniGRIP Offers Slide Spider for S&W SW9 Sigma


(Parker, CO) – ArachniGRIP®, creator and manufacturer of the innovative Slide Spider® adhesive slide grip, is now offering a slide grip for the Smith & Wesson SW9 Sigma.

Arachnigrip has had many inquiries about the availability of its Slide Spider slide grip for the Smith & Wesson Sigma models. In response to the demand, they have just released the Slide Spider for this popular pistol model available for purchase at
The Sigma models were introduced in 1994, as Smith & Wesson’s alternative to the Glock 17. It was Smith & Wesson’s first polymer frame pistol and had a stainless steel slide. Released in both 9MM and .40 S&W, it was one of the first pistols produced to handle the .40 S&W cartridge. The original design also had the same grip angle as the Colt 1911, allowing a familiar and comfortable fit for many shooters. The 1994 models only offered 10 round capacity due to government regulations at the time; however, later models were released with a 16-round magazine. The Sigma design was updated and built upon in 2011 and was re-introduced as the SD series.
The Slide Spider grip by ArachniGRIP is available for most semi auto pistols. It is easy to install and extremely durable. The Slide Spider grip products enable the shooter to gain increased control through a safe and secure hold. The products offer additional tactical advantages under challenging operating conditions, including extreme moisture and temperature. In addition, these products aid shooters with weak or weakened hand strength and those with medical conditions such as arthritis.
For more information about ArachniGRIP products, visit 

About ArachniGRIP®:

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

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AmChar Wholesale Now Offering Radical Firearms Products


Rochester, NY – AmChar Wholesale, a New York based distributor focused on bringing unique and innovative products to the outdoor industry, is proud to announce they are carrying Radical Firearms products.
Radical Firearms is a Texas firearms and parts manufacturer with a growing lineup of AR pistols, AR style rifles, silencers and machine guns. They manufacture most everything in-house and offer products for everyone from military and law enforcement to competitive shooters. The Radical Firearms team is both passionate and knowledgeable about what they do. They are proud to practice veteran hiring preferences to give our heroes a place to further use their expertise. To learn more, visit
“We are proud to offer the Radical Firearms product line to our customers,” says Tony DiChario, President and CEO at AmChar Wholesale. “We are very impressed with the products that Radical Firearms is producing and we respect their company and what they stand for. We feel that they are a great fit for AmChar and look forward to growing their brand together.”
For more information on dealer opportunities with AmChar Wholesale, please contact Mike Hutchings at 1-800-333-0695 ext. 155.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, October 11, 2019

New Low-Vis Twill Pants Feature Four-Way Stretch Comfort and
Enough Pockets to Have a Home for All Your Everyday Essentials

Cincinnati, Ohio – Vertx® announces the availability of the new men’s Delta 2.0 Pant, which is sure to become an instant favorite for those who need flexibility, comfort and good looks whether they are working an extended shift or spending some downtime with the family. The Prepared Professional™ can be confident in his choice of the new Delta 2.0 pants as he loads the 12 strategically-positioned and thoughtfully-designed pockets with the assorted tools and devices he’ll need for any variety of assignments. These twill pants feature the unrivaled maneuverability of four-way stretch construction, and they pair well with the full range of Vertx shirts for maximum functionality and minimum signature on the street.
“We’ve taken everybody’s favorite pant and made it better,” said Denny Bogard, GM/VP of Vertx.  “Now you have more storage than ever with 5 more hidden pockets in our Delta 2.0.  We’ve adjusted our fit to a more athletic modern cut to help you blend into your environment, while adding things like mesh pocket bags for increased air flow and breathability. If you like our original Delta Stretch pants, you’re going to love our new Delta 2.0,” said Bogard.
Critical features that any user will appreciate include the assortment of pockets designed to accommodate the gamut of gadgets and tools they deem necessary to have on hand. Two deep front pockets are constructed with breathable mesh and have an internal lanyard with keychain anchor points. Knife notches keep your blade out of the way but always at the ready. A zippered security pocket is easily accessible at the top of the front right pocket opening. Two tool pockets are located at the thigh, just left of the side seams and are ideal for lighting and writing implements. Pickpockets will be frustrated by the two deep rear pockets with unique wallet traps built in to ensure security of ID, passport and billfold. A pair of angled rear yoke pockets provide a snug and subtle location for smart phones, as well as back-up rifle mags. Judiciously-placed mini stash pockets are located on the inside for small items you may need to keep pre-loaded for emergencies. All 8 belt loops are fitted with a concealed DropLoop™ pass-through to allow discreet carry of flexible restraints or as reinforced attachment points for lanyards or other gear.
The 9.2-ounce 98% cotton/ 2% Spandex twill is enzyme-washed for a relaxed feel and streetwise appearance from day one. All heavy-wear seams are double-stitched and the full gusseted crotch allows a wide range of movement.
The new Delta 2.0 Pant is available in three colors- Tobacco, Shock Cord, and Spine Grey- in a wide range of men’s sizes.
For more information and to obtain a list of authorized Vertx® dealers, visit

About Vertx®
Vertx is a premier tactical and outdoor brand for the modern day Prepared Professional™. Vertx designs world-class apparel, bags and packs that are created by best-in-class designers to combine a low visual profile with superior functionality. Since its inception in 2009, Vertx has earned trust among the nation’s top operators for exceptional performance, fit and durability. Vertx is a brand of Fechheimer, a Berkshire Hathaway Company. For more information, visit

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After much waiting and anticipation, we finally have Muninns back in stock. The smaller companion to the Hugginn. Some people say it the perfect EDC knife. Pick one up and find out for yourself. Comes with with slimline uberscabbard + optional Discreet Carry Concept Gear Clip. Chattanooga leatherworks scabbards are on order and will in within a few weeks.
More info/purchase:

Odin’s Ravens – Huginn and Muninn fixed blades — from @rob_orlando_photography
O’er Mithgarth Huginn and Muninn both
Each day set forth to fly;
For Huginn I fear lest he come not home,
But for Muninn my care is more.

We have had a lot of requests to add the G48/G43x mag carrier combo to the line so here it is. I use a mag carrier combo personally everyday. Pick one up and you will see why. We also have Huginn G48/G43X avalable.
Shown here: Muninn with G48/G43x mag carrier combo. Bronze Two ToneTitanium St Michael Protection Pendant
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ASGARD Appoints Industry Veteran Amy Coyne as Chief Executive Officer of Revision Military LTD




ESSEX JUNCTION, VERMONT (October 10, 2019) – Revision Military Limited (“Revision” or the “Company”), an ASGARD Partners & Co. (“ASGARD”) portfolio company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Coyne as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”).

Ms. Coyne has over 23 years of professional experience and has held several leadership roles touching all facets of the tactical equipment industry. Most recently, Ms. Coyne was selected to lead ASGARD’s portfolio company Wild Things, LLC, where she has led the team through the revitalization of an industry legacy brand now experiencing significant growth and success. Ms. Coyne previously was the Vice President of the Organizational Clothing and Individual Equipment (“OCIE”) Market at ADS Inc. (“ADS”). In that role, Ms. Coyne oversaw the entire OCIE market category for ADS, the premier equipment, procurement, support, and logistics solutions specialist to the U.S. Military and Department of Defense (“DoD”). She was responsible for establishing the strategic vision and developing executable plans for the OCIE market.

Prior to this role at ADS, Amy was President and CEO with Propper International. In this position, Ms. Coyne was responsible for leading and overseeing one of the largest official apparel and gear suppliers to the U.S. Armed Forces, which has manufactured over 120 million garments for the U.S. DoD – Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Special Forces and law enforcement and tactical retail stores across the country.

“We think very highly of Amy, and her vast experience in the OCIE market coupled with her outstanding leadership skills makes her the best choice to step in as CEO of Revision’s eyewear business. We have no doubt that the team at Revision will thrive and grow under Amy’s guidance,” said Karan Rai, Founder and Managing Partner of ASGARD.

“I am thrilled to join the talented and passionate team at Revision,” said Amy Coyne, CEO. “We have a unique opportunity here at Revision to build upon the Company’s strong heritage and, with an intense focus on the optics business, expand our product offering and pursue new market channels.”

ASGARD acquired the eyewear business of Revision Military Ltd. on September 27, 2019, including the protective eyewear product line, the world-renowned Revision name and branding, the Essex, Vermont 53,000 square foot manufacturing operation and team of 130 employees. Under the guidance of ASGARD and new CEO Amy Coyne, the Company will expand capabilities to pursue new growth opportunities and support the needs of existing customers. Amy Coyne will maintain her role as CEO of Wild Things, LLC and continue her responsibilities with that company.

Amy Coyne Named Chief Exeuctive Officer

Above: Revision Military Ltd, an ASGARD Partners & Co. portfolio company, announced that industry veteran Amy Coyne has joined as Chief Executive Officer.


ASGARD Partners & Co. is a private equity firm based in New York that primarily invests in founder, family, and management-owned companies. ASGARD predominantly focuses on manufacturing, services and distribution businesses, with ties to defense, government or aerospace markets, located in North America. The partners at ASGARD form a cohesive team, with decades of investing and operating experience, well‐suited to drive value and assist companies with transformational change. The firm invests in all forms of corporate divestitures, management buyouts, recapitalizations, generational ownership transitions, and going-private transactions. ASGARD believes business is a powerful platform that can change the world for the better and is committed to serving entrepreneurs, companies, and investors that share this belief. For more information about the firm, please visit


Revision develops and delivers purpose-built eye protection for military and tactical use worldwide. Revision specializes in integration for the optimum and necessary balance of protection and performance. To that end, Revision brings together the most advanced expertise, state-of-the-art technology, and finest technical minds. The Company is headquartered in Essex Junction, Vermont, USA. For more information, visit, write, or call +1 802-879-7002.

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Cover and Concealment – Pistol: Gunsite Academy NOW! Vol. 1

Crimson Trace

Richard Mann, host of Gunsite Academy NOW!, and Gunsite Academy Instructor Eric Ingersoll discuss and demonstrate the difference between cover and concealment – they aren’t the same – when it comes to defense with a pistol. Filmed on location at Gunsite Academy with Panteao Productions.

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Steve “Mato” Matulewicz Joins SENTRY Products Group Board of Directors

Virginia Beach, Virginia, (October 10, 2019)SENTRY Products Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor of products focused on protection, storage, and transportation of outdoor, military, and law enforcement equipment, is pleased to announce Steve “Mato” Matulewicz has joined the SENTRY Board of Directors. Mato brings his depth of experience in sales and operations to the SENTRY Board of Directors, in addition to a distinguished career as a U.S. Navy SEAL.

“We are honored to add Mato to the SENTRY Board of Directors. Mato’s knowledge from his corporate positions, combined with his leadership and training as a U.S. Navy SEAL, makes him an outstanding addition to our Board of Directors,” began Mike Noell, Founder and CEO of SENTRY. “Having worked with Mato in both his corporate capacities and the SEAL Teams, he is the perfect fit for SENTRY, and we look forward to his input and guidance in the development of our expanding product lines.”

Mato is currently Vice President of the SIG SAUER Academy overseeing the daily operations of a 140-acre facility providing the highest quality firearms instruction and tactical training in the world, and the SIG SAUER Academy Pro Shop in Epping, New Hampshire. Previously, Mato was the Executive Director of Global Defense Sales for SIG SAUER, Executive Director-Special Operations Division at ATK/BLACKHAWK!, and Vice President of Sales Operations BLACKHAWK! Products Group.

As a U.S. Navy SEAL, Mato served for 24-years retiring at the rank of Command Master Chief. He has held numerous executive/leadership positions as a U.S. Navy SEAL including the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (Squadron Command Master Chief), SEAL Team TWO (Command Master Chief), and Naval Special Warfare Advanced Training Command (Command Master Chief).

“I am excited about the opportunity to join the SENTRY Board of Directors, and look forward to lending my experience to positively influence the growth of the company, and to advance its mission of Live to Protect,” added Matulewicz.

Mato also sits on the Board of Directors for the National UDT/SEAL Museum, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Excelsior College, Albany, NY), attended the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted and Command Master Chief Academy’s (Naval War College, RI), and is Six Sigma Lean Manufacturing Certified (Old Dominion University).

About SENTRY Products Group, LLC:

Headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia with distribution world-wide SENTRY designs, manufactures and distributes products focused on protection, storage, and transportation of Outdoor, Military and Law Enforcement equipment. To learn more about SENTRY Products Group visit

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NSSF Welcomes Federal Court’s Dismissal of Case Against Firearms Manufacturers

October 10, 2019

NSSF The Firearms Industry Trade Association

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) welcomes the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio Eastern Division’s dismissal with prejudice of the Primus Group v. Smith & Wesson, et. al. case. The decision was delivered Oct. 9, brushing aside the frivolous claims against several AR-15 firearms manufacturers, including Smith & Wesson, Remington Arms Company, Sig Sauer, Sturm, Ruger & Company, Colt’s Manufacturing and Armalite.

“This decision by the federal judge to dismiss with prejudice this frivolous case is pleasing, if not unexpected,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs and General Counsel. “These are lawful and federally-regulated AR-15 modern sporting rifle manufacturers that make semiautomatic rifles for lawful purposes. The judge was absolutely correct to assert that the proper venue to establish public firearms policy is through the legislature and not the courts.”

Primus Group, LLC, is an entertainment venue in Columbus, Ohio. The limited liability company filed suit after the tragic murders in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio. They claimed racketeering, intentional misrepresentation claims and “a clear and present danger” of all American lives due to “assault weapons.” The modern sporting rifles manufactured and sold by the companies named as defendants are semiautomatic rifles, meaning one round is fired for each trigger pull.

The court found the plaintiffs had no standing to bring the case against the defendants. This decision rightfully asserts that those who purposefully and criminally misuse firearms are the ones who are responsible for those crimes. It further affirms that activist lawsuits to prompt judicial action are not the proper avenue to establish policy.

About NSSF

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms 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, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, log on to

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RCBS Introduces Its Fastest and Most Accurate Powder Dispenser – The MatchMaster.


MatchMaster Powder Dispenser. Precision 0.04 Grain Accuracy with Dual Tube Dispensing Technology.

MatchMaster_98941_Ad_July2019OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – October 10, 2019 – RCBS, the leading manufacturer of ammunition reloading equipment for rifles and pistols, announced today that it has released the company’s fastest and most accurate powder dispenser with the launch of the new RCBS MatchMaster. Featuring precise 0.04 grain consistent measurements and a new patent pending dual tube dispensing technology for enhanced speed, the new RCBS Matchmaster saves users precious time on the reloading bench while promoting maximum accuracy.

Among its many design enhancements, the one-piece Matchmaster unit features an LCD touchscreen display that is Bluetooth compatible with the new RCBS app. This exclusive compatibility provides complete user control to calibrate scales and dispense powder in auto or manual modes. With pre-configured powder types readily accessible, handloaders now have the ability to create and or modify their own customized powder configurations in order to easily fine tune their favorite loads.

Through the MatchMaster’s patent pending dual tube dispensing technology, the dispenser is capable of delivering quick charges, each delivering between 0.10 and 0.04 grain accuracy every time. This consistency allows handloaders to obtain the most reliable performance possible while promoting confidence in each individual round.

The MatchMaster delivers charges in two mode configurations: Standard mode and Match mode. Standard mode drops charges to 0.10 grain accuracy in under 20 seconds while the Match mode drops charges to 0.04 grain accuracy. Other standard features include a patent-pending Bottom Drain function with Open Drain Alert. This exclusive combination ensures users will never experience unwanted powder on their bench when filling the dispenser.

“The new RCBS Matchmaster has taken powder dispensing and weighing to the next level,” said Will Hemeyer, Sr. Product Line Manager for RCBS. “With its user adjustable powder settings, Bluetooth compatibility, and revolutionary dual tube dispense technology, the Matchmaster reduces reloading time and simplifies the entire operation all while maintaining zero impact to charge accuracy.”

RCBS is the leading manufacturer of ammunition reloading equipment for rifles and pistols, offering reloading equipment throughout the world. To learn more about the new MatchMaster Powder Dispenser, visit

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About RCBS

RCBS has dedicated itself to the craft of reloading ammunition since it was founded in 1943. RCBS started with one simple bullet die and has grown into the leading manufacturer of reloading equipment for rifles and pistols. Reloading is an exact process with tight tolerances. It requires precision and skill to be done correctly. That’s why RCBS makes state-of-the-art products – everything from presses, dies, shell holders, powder measurers and priming products. All are backed by RCBS’s industry-leading reputation to give you a premium reloading experience. RCBS: Precisioneered Reloading.

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Air Venturi and Steambow Announce Strategic Partnership

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New Collaboration Brings the Best of Archery, Airguns together

CLEVELAND, OHIO (October 10, 2019)  Air Venturi, a leading manufacturer and importer of airguns and airsoft guns is pleased to announce its partnership with Steambow GmbH, a leading manufacturer of innovative crossbows.

“We’re excited to be expanding the “power of air” to the archery industry with the Steambow / Air Venturi partnership.  We introduced bolt-shooting air powered hunting rifles under the Seneca line as our first step into the archery.  Now, as we partner with Steambow, and their innovative line of crossbows, we’re excited to continue our expansion to provide retailers and hunters something new and exciting,” says Scott Stevens, Air Venturi’s National Sales Manager.

Steambow found the perfect partner in Air Venturi.  Air Venturi’s unparalleled expertise of precharged pneumatic airguns and “everything air” makes them ideal to bring Steambow’s innovative products to the US,” stated Gerald Missbach, CEO of Steambow GmbH.

First to be released is the ONYX, the industry’s first and only one-push cocking (OPC) crossbow.  The ONYX features collapsible limbs for easier transport and an arrow speed of up to 330 fps.  But the biggest differentiator is the one-push cocking system powered by a refillable high-pressure air tank – a simple touch of a button can cock and decock the unit, thus erasing the safety concerns associated with a traditional crossbow.  With traditional crossbows, hunters need to carry them fully cocked and ready to fire.  With the ONYX, one can automatically cock the crossbow when they need it…immediately before shooting!

For additional information on the Steambow line from Air Venturi, contact Air Venturi Marketing Manager, Kristen Coss by phone: 216-292-2570 ext. 253 or Steambow GmbH contact: Chase Rohlfsen, President Rubline Marketing by phone: 319-488-6879 or by email:

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About Air Venturi

Air Venturi is a manufacturer and exclusive importer for international airgun, ammo and accessory manufacturers such as: Air Arms, Beeman, Evanix, Feinwerkbau, Haendler & Natermann, Hellraiser, Kral Arms, Mantis, Seneca, Springfield Armory and Western Justice. We also carry a full line of airgun products from leading manufacturers including: AirForce, Anschutz, Ataman, Benjamin, Beretta, Browning, BSA, Colt, Crosman, Daisy, Diana, Gamo, Hawke, Smith & Wesson, Tanfoglio, Umarex, Walther, Webley, Weihrauch, Winchester and many more. For more information, visit us at

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Big Horn Armory Celebrates the U.S. Navy’s Birthday with Special Promotion

All new rifle purchases made from Big Horn Armory between Oct. 13 – 20, 2019, will receive a complimentary Navy Core T-Shirt with their order.

Cody, Wyo. (October 2019)Big Horn Armory (BHA), makers of big-bore firearms, is celebrating the United States Navy’s 244th birthday on Oct. 13, 2019, by rolling out a special promotion. Any new BHA rifle purchased directly from the website between Oct. 13 – 20, 2019, will receive a complimentary Navy Core T-shirt with their purchase.

The U.S. Navy, originally known as the Continental Navy at its founding on Oct. 13, 1775, consisted of a small fleet of ships patrolling to intercept ships sent to resupply British Army troops at or near the colonies. The creation of the fleet was hotly debated for 11 days by the Continental Congress. Naval Operations Admiral Elmo Zumwalt in 1972 declared official recognition of the holiday to honor all who have served in a Navy uniform, past and present. Today, the Navy’s birthday is celebrated in many different ways throughout the U.S. and the world, including the annual U.S. Navy Birthday Ball.

For more on Big Horn Armory, visit

About Big Horn Armory:

Big Horn Armory was founded in 2008 with the expressed intention of designing a Browning-type lever-action gun chambered in 500 Smith & Wesson Magnum. The Big Horn Armory Model 89, made in America, closely follows the work of John Browning with refinements courtesy of modern metallurgy and machining capabilities. The first rifles began shipping in September of 2012 and since then, BHA has added to their big bore lineup with a Model 90 Carbine in 460 S&W, the Model 90A in 454 Casull, the Model 90B in .45 Colt, the Model 89A in 500 Linebaugh and the Model 89B in .475 Linebaugh. In 2017, Big Horn Armory took a departure from its lever-action series and developed the AR500 Auto Max, the most powerful short-range, semi-auto based on an AR .308 platform.

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Winchester Repeating Arms Adds True Timber Strata to the XPR Line


Winchester XPR Hunter Strata


October 10, 2019— The new XPR® Hunter TrueTimber® Strata™ bolt-action rifle from Winchester Repeating Arms offers versatile concealment and a stunning appearance in an accurate, value-driven package.

The XPR Hunter TrueTimber Strata has an eye for accuracy with the features to back it up. The adjustable M.O.A. Trigger is a three-lever design that offers zero creep, zero take-up and zero overtravel with the advantage of a crisp, light pull. The high-quality chromoly steel barrel is button rifled and thermally stress relieved. A target-style crown protects the rifling at the muzzle. The steel action is through-hardened and includes a steel recoil lug that prevents twisting in the stock under recoil and is precision bedded to ensure the barrel is free-floating. The rigid, full-diameter bolt body is Nickel Teflon® coated for smooth operation and the short, 60° bolt lift easily clears optics.

The action, barrel and bolt handle are coated with tough, corrosion-resistant Perma-Cote™ finish in flat dark earth color that adds concealment and complements the TrueTimber Strata camouflage finish on the stock.

The advanced polymer stock is equipped with textured panels that enhance wet weather grip. A flattened fore-end profile provides added stability when shooting from sandbags or a rest.

The XPR Hunter TrueTimber Strata comes in 13 popular calibers from 243 Win. to 338 Win. Mag. — including the Winchester 350 Legend. Barrel lengths are 22″ for short action calibers, 24″ for short magnum and standard long action rounds and 26″ for magnum calibers. The XPR Hunter TrueTimber Strata sells for an MSRP of $599.99.


  • M.O.A. Trigger System
  • Bolt unlock button
  • Nickel Teflon® treatment on bolt body
  • Detachable box magazine
  • Composite stock with TrueTimber® Strata camo finish
  • Perma-Cote flat dark earth finish on the action, barrel and bolt handle
  • Inflex Technology recoil pad
  • Steel recoil lug
  • Receiver is machined from solid steel bar stock
  • Two-position thumb safety with bolt unlock button
  • Button-rifled, free-floated steel barrel
  • Recessed target crown

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Where Did Lithium-Ion Batteries Come From?

Thank God it’s Friday! We made it through another week. Anyone out there tired of the impeachment extravaganza? I think these poor bastards think that we’ll get sick of hearing about it and get turned off towards Donald J Trump. Have I got news for them! There are life long Democrats switching parties in my neck of the woods. However, it does take a toll on you so you may be thinking about seeing a therapist. STOP!

A therapist is someone who studied psychology so they could understand themselves. There’s also a very good chance they couldn’t pass the MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test). A therapist will charge you $150+ per hour for something you can do free of charge through a good shoot the shit. What’s a shoot the shit?

A shoot the shit is a social interaction during which any topic is up for discussion. Participants don’t need to know anything about the topic being discussed, make any statements or assertions without providing support for their opinions, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone they wish or change the subject.

So, let’s shoot the shit.

We often go through life taking things for granted, things like the lithium-ion battery, which is now common place.

I read an outstanding article, in the Wall Street Journal, where they identified U.S. engineer John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham of the U.K. and Akira Yoshino of Japan as the lithium-ion battery inventors. The three scientists received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, and will split a $906,000 prize awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

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Sony Corp. was first to commercialize the lithium-ion battery in the early 1990s, followed by a joint venture of Asahi Kase i Corp., which Dr. Yoshino is affiliated with, and Toshiba Corp.

Without the work of these three distinguished scholars we would not have weapon mounted lights, NVGs, laser sights, Thermal Imagers, red dot sights, external power packs, aircraft fires and automobile explosions. All kidding aside their work ushered in a new era of self-contained power subsystems.

Impeach, Impeach, Impeach …

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This impeachment movement has possessed the Democrat Congress. It’s mindboggling! Here’s how we are being floor-flushed. The possessed House Democrats without a shred of evidence are alleging :

  1. The President has abused his power.
  2. The President has obstructed justice.

My question to those allegations is tell me specifically who, what, where and when Presidential power was abused or justice obstructed. Support your allegations! They can’t, this entire charade is designed to convince an electorate that does not know what obstruction of justice or abuse of power is, but it sounds bad.

This week our favorite Congressional luminary, Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez, went on record calling for an end to jails and incarceration.

AOC said on Twitter:

“Mass incarceration is our American reality. It is a system whose logic evolved from the same lineage as Jim Crow, American apartheid, & slavery. To end it, we have to change. That means we need to have a real conversation about decarceration & prison abolition in this country.”

Folks, it’s hard to imagine someone as imbecilic as Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez, truly remarkable!

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Have a great weekend, be happy, be safe, keep the sweat pumps in low speed and do spend some quality time with your buds and family.

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Helix 6 Precision and Savage Rifles

Vancouver, WA ( Oct. 9, 2019) -Changing the barrel on a Savage 10/110-series rifle is quick, easy and only requires a few tools. Helix 6 Precision’s pre-fit Savage barrels allow self-installation-without using a lathe-of four popular long-range and hunting cartridges. Each of our Savage barrels features a hand lapped button-rifled 416R stainless steel core wrapped in carbon fiber using our proprietary process. The final product is a precision rifle barrel that delivers outstanding accuracy and performance. At Helix 6 Precision, we build the world’s ultimate pre-fit barrels for Savage rifles.

All Helix 6 Precision barrels are proudly 100% made in the USA. Every Savage barrel is built using a match-grade 416R stainless steel core. We then wrap the Savage barrel with our proprietary carbon fiber layup-our design dampens barrel harmonics for outstanding accuracy. Button rifling and hand lapping improve accuracy while minimizing fouling.

Savage pre-fits come in a variety of chambers. The four most popular calibers are 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm Remington Magnum, 308 Winchester, and 300 Winchester Magnum. The 7mm Rem Mag, 300 Win Mag, and 6.5 CM feature a 26-inch barrel while the 308 Win features a 24-inch barrel. The 30 caliber barrels use a 1:10 twist and while the 6.5 mm and 7mm have faster 1:8 twist barrels. Its straight taper contour weighs about 2¾-pounds! We cut industry-standard 5/8-24 muzzle threads on all our Savage pre-fit barrels for easy installation of an aftermarket muzzle brake or suppressor.

Installing a Helix 6 Precision carbon fiber barrel on your Savage rifle is simple. All that’s needed is a Savage barrel nut wrench, a barrel vice with inserts and a cartridge-specific headspace gauge (no-go and go). If this is beyond your comfort level, ask your gunsmith for help.

We use only premium materials and cutting-edge manufacturing technology to create the world’s ultimate carbon fiber barrel. Available now as pre-fit barrels for Savage rifles, it is easy to upgrade to a Helix 6 Precision barrel.

Helix 6 Precision began with the singular goal of producing the world’s finest carbon fiber barrel. For 20 years it has been their passion to build the finest precision rifles available using only premium components. Bad experiences and dissatisfaction with the industry’s carbon fiber barrels led them to seek out the world’s most innovative engineers in carbon fiber design and fabrications.
We continue to push the limits of innovation to improve our process and products. We use only premium materials and cutting edge manufacturing technology, to produce the highest quality, handcrafted, carbon fiber barrel on the market. 100% Made in USA.

For more information, please visit WWW.HELIX6PRECISION.COM

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SURVIVOR FILTER Active Filtration Bottle


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Survivor%20Filter%20Active%20Filtration%20BottleTORONTO – October 9, 2019 – SURVIVOR FILTER is proud to introduce the SURVIVOR FILTER ACTIVE Filtration Bottle. The ACTIVE Filtration Bottle combines the convenience and portability of a water bottle with the assurance of a reliable filter. The ACTIVE Filtration Bottle provides the ultimate assurance for anyone concerned with the quality of municipal tap water.

The filter sits between the water bottle and its lid. Simply fill the bottle, insert the filter, and screw the lid back in place. Squeeze the bottle and drink as the filtered water passes through. The ACTIVE Filtration Bottle will filter 100 gallons—eliminating the need for 426 one-liter single-use water bottles.

“Most Americans are rightfully concerned about the water quality coming from their taps,” said SURVIVOR FILTER Owner Mark Zakaib. “ If you’re traveling, in hotel, or even at home, you may want an extra layer of assurance. The ACTIVE Filtration Bottle provides just that. This is one filtration system you can take with you, anywhere.”

The ACTIVE Filtration Bottle filters 99.99% of bacteria, parasites, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), toxic chemicals, and heavy metals. The ionic absorption filter improves taste, while the whole system has been tested to meet ANSI/NSF Standards 42&53—levels that match or exceed in-home filtration systems.

The ACTIVE Filtration Bottle is made and independently tested in the USA.

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SURVIVOR FILTER is a company with a simple goal – to provide people with access to clean water in any environment when they need it most. We offer you the best emergency water filter systems for your Bug-Out-Bag and the outdoors on the market today. What’s more, we back up all our products with a defect-free Lifetime Warranty and personalized customer support from our knowledgeable outdoor loving staff.  See the full lineup and learn more at


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SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO1PRO Open Reflex Red Dot Sight Now Available

NEWINGTON, N.H., (October 9, 2019) – SIG SAUER Electro-Optics is pleased to introduce the all-new ROMEO1PRO Open Reflex Red Dot Sight.  The ROMEO1PRO is capable of mounting to any pistol with a SIG SAUER PRO slide cut, and is crafted for durability, and for use in harsh environments.

“The ROMEO1PRO is the latest evolution of the ROMEO1 sights and brings a new level of durability and performance to the open-reflex red dot sight,” said Andy York, President, SIG SAUER, Electro-Optics.  “The adoption of a red dot sight on pistols is becoming the standard in the commercial, law enforcement, and military markets, and the ROMEO1PRO is the ultimate solution for fast, responsive target acquisition and accuracy combined with the easy mounting option of the PRO footprint.”

The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO1PRO is a miniature open reflex red dot sight, available with either a 3MOA or 6MOA red dot.  It comes with 12 brightness settings for a full range of lighting conditions, and the TruHold™ Lockless Zeroing System designed to endure recoil and return to zero shot after shot.  The ROMEO1PRO features a molded glass aspheric lens with high-performance coatings for superior light transmittance and zero distortion, a new upgraded point-source emitter for increased brightness in day or night conditions, MOTAC, a 20,000-hour battery life, and an IPX-7 waterproof rating.  The ROMEO1PRO is housed in aircraft grade aluminum to ensure corrosion resistance, includes a ruggedized steel protective shroud in the box for extreme durability, and is available in black or FDE.    

SIG SAUER pistols with a PRO slide cut (rev2) include the P320 XFIVE Legion, P320-M17, P320 XFULL, P320 XCARRY, P320 XCOMPACT, and P320 XVTAC. 

ROMEO1PRO Open Reflex Red Dot Sight Specs:

  • Magnification:              1x30mm
  • Illumination Settings:  10 Daytime / 2 Night Vision
  • Window Height:           .71in / 18mm
  • Window Width:            1.1in / 28mm
  • Weight:                        1.0oz / 28g
  • Battery:                       CR1632
  • Waterproofing:            IPX-7
  • Overall Elevation Adjustment Range: 100MOA
  • Overall Windage Adjustment Range: 100 MOA
  • MSRP: $519.99 – Black
  • MSRP: $549.99 – FDE

The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO1PRO is currently shipping, and available for purchase at retailers nationwide and on the SIG SAUER Webstore.  Complete product specs and information for the ROMEO1PRO are available 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 150 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 almost 2,000 employees across eight locations. For more information about the company and product line

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Hatsan Goes Mobile with New Hercules Bully


The Hercules Bully offers hunters a compact, lightweight hunting airgun that delivers game-stopping power.

Bentonville, AR (October 9, 2019) – The new Hercules Bully from Hastan, provides hunters with a lightweight airgun that packs a powerful punch. Following up on the success of the Hercules rifle, the Bully features a more compact bullpup design and delivers serious stopping power.

The Hercules Bully is available in six calibers, including .177, .22, .25, .30, .35 and .45, giving hunters plenty of options for every species from squirrels to hogs. At just 36.2″ and 10.3 lbs., the highly maneuverable Bully delivers an impressive 290 ft.-lbs. of energy in .45 caliber, making it the perfect airgun to stalk large-bodied game through the thick brush. The Bully is 3 lbs. lighter and 12″ shorter than its older brother, making it perfect for mobile hunting. Thanks to a 480cc carbon fiber air tank mounted at the forend, the Bully is capable of delivering up to 45 shots of .177-caliber pellets, allowing you to stay in the field longer.

Unlike traditional bullpup airguns, the Bully features a cocking mechanism just above the trigger. This design feature is more advantageous for shooters when making fast follow-up shots since it allows for cocking the airgun without taking it off your shoulder. Likewise, an extended-length combo optics rail allows for a wide range of scopes and sights to extend your effective range with the airgun. The Bully comes equipped with removable, adjustable, and foldable TruGlo fiber optic sights that can serve as your primary or backup sighting option in the field.

The Bully also features a synthetic bullpup stock with thumbhole configuration and ambidextrous fit, while an elevation-adjustable comb provides a customizable fit that adjusts to your body type and size of optic. The stock’s forend houses the air tank, which utilizes a quick-fill nozzle and allows you to spend your time hunting rather than refilling. The Bully also comes with three magazines, two of which can be stored in carrying slots located on the stock, and conveniently allows you to keep shooting when the critters are aplenty. 

Best of all, the Hercules Bully offers hunters excellent noise reduction thanks to QuietEnergy barrel technology. Featuring a fully-shrouded barrel and Integrated Sound Moderator, the QuietEnergy system is up to 50 percent quieter, protecting you and your hunting partner’s hearing even on the longest hunting days. Likewise, the rifled and choked barrel delivers premium accuracy, giving you the confidence to make a lethal, ethical shot on game.

Hercules Bully Features:

  • Bullpup design; manual loading, side lever-action
  • Pre-Charged Pneumatic (PCP) air rifle
  • QuietEnergy fully shrouded barrel
  • Integrated Sound Moderator
  • Precision rifled barrel for accuracy
  • Detachable, caliber-specific, multi-shot magazine
  • Two spare magazine carrying slots in stock
  • Quick fill nozzle
  • Ambidextrous bullpup thumbhole synthetic stock
  • EasyAdjust check comb
  • Picatinny rail beneath forearm
  • Built-in pressure gauge
  • Black anodized aluminum receiver
  • Manual safety
  • Anti-Double-Pellet feed mechanism, prevents more than one pellet from loading
  • Folding, adjustable, removable front and rear sights with TruGlo fiber optics
  • Two-stage adjustable trigger

Hercules Bully Specifications:

  • Available in .177, .22, .25, .30, .35 and .45 caliber
  • 480cc carbon fiber, forend-mounted air tank
  • Magazine capacity: 17 (.177) / 14 (.22) / 13 (.25) / 10 (.30) / 9 (.35) / 7 (.45)
  • Rear sight: .035″ Green; Front sight: .060″, Red
  • Maximum fill pressure: 250 BAR (3625 PSI)
  • Overall Length: 36.2″
  • Barrel Length: 23″
  • Weight: 10.3 lbs.


HatsanUSA Inc., provides U.S. customers the opportunity to experience the exceptional quality, craftsmanship and hard-hitting performance of Escort Shotguns, Hatsan Airguns, H&N Pellets, TactAir Fill Solutions, and Optima Optics.

For more information, please visit WWW.HATSANUSA.COM

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Simultaneous Device Activation by TNVC and Unity Tactical

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CCI’s New Bottle of Pink Clean-22 Shoots Clean and Helps Fight Cancer


LEWISTON, Idaho – October 9, 2019 – CCI Ammunition is proud to announce new Clean-22 Pink ultra-clean 22 LR rounds. This new product will keep your rimfire running cleaner and helps in the fight of breast cancer. A portion of the proceeds from every box sold goes directly to the effort to find a cure. Shipments of the 22 LR ammunition are being delivered to dealers.

Like other Clean-22 loads, its exclusive polymer bullet coating greatly reduces copper and lead fouling in the barrel—without leaving a residue. It also cuts lead buildup in suppressors 60 to 80 percent and comes in a 400-round bulk bottle that’s perfect for long days at the range. With dependable CCI priming and consistent propellant, Clean-22 Pink provides flawless cycling through semi-automatics and all 22 LR firearms.


  • Pink polymer coating greatly reduces lead fouling in the barrel without leaving residue
  • Cuts lead buildup in suppressors 60 to 80 percent
  • A portion of the proceeds goes to support the fight against breast cancer
  • 40-grain lead round nose bullets
  • Optimized bullet geometry for improved accuracy
  • Reliable function in semi-automatic firearms
  • Great option both casual and competitive shooters
  • 400-count bulk bottle

Part No./ Description/ MSRP:

955CC / High Velocity 22 LR 40-grain pink poly LRN, 1235 fps, 400-count / $29.95

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Sightmark Mini Shot M-Spec LQD now NTOA Tested and Recommended!



(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – After being meticulously field tested and abused by members of the National Tactical Officers Association, Sightmark is proud to announce the Mini Shot M-Spec LQD (SM26043-LQD) is NTOA Tested and Recommended. Multiple officers ran this particular Mini Shot reflex sight model through range and torture testing in order to grant it recommended status.

An innovative optic designed for serious real-world use, the 3 MOA Mini Shot M-Spec LQD is truly versatile, coming standard with both riser and low-profile mounts, making it an ideal red dot to use with shotguns, rifles and even handguns. Featuring a durable aluminum housing with a steel protective shield, the Mini will take almost anything you throw at it and boasts a 12 hour auto shut-off to conserve battery life while not in use. 10 brightness settings and ambidextrous digital switch controls keep the Mini usable by all kinds of shooters in many different kinds of environments.

NTOA members have tested more than 2,000 products in real-world situations through the NTOA’s Member Tested and Recommended Program (MTRP) since 2003. Results of these tests are shared with the law enforcement community in The Tactical Edge magazine, our online database, our eNewsletters and the product manufacturers themselves. The MTRP logo displayed on product packaging and websites is regarded by many law enforcement agencies as paramount to their product purchasing decisions.

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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Azimuth Technology Selects Murray Road Agency


CHARLESTON, South Carolina – October 8, 2019 – The Murray Road Agency announces a new partnership with Azimuth Technology. The Murray Road team will help shape Azimuth’s brand, messaging and approach to key market segments. Azimuth Technology is the leading precision manufacturer of major firearm components and other products and components used by hunters and shooters as well as military, law enforcement and aerospace customers.

Murray Road’s experience and current client lineup is rooted in the shooting and hunting space. The company specializes in content generation, social media, media buying, brand building, public relations and more.

Azimuth Technology is a company founded on operational excellence and has been making key parts and components for some of the most popular firearm and accessories brands available in the United States for almost a decade. The leadership team has a 50-year legacy of success in delivering exceptional manufacturing quality for industries where precision operation is critical.

“We have known Cathy and the team for many years,” said Azimuth President and CEO Len Zaiser. “They were some of the first people we met in this industry and we’re happy to be formally working together. We look forward to combining our innovation, experience and expertise with a marketing partner that takes Azimuth Technology to new markets, customers and levels of growth.”

“The Murray Road team brings a wealth of knowledge and relationships to this partnership,” said Azimuth Senior Vice President Cameron Grantham. “We have grown significantly over the last few years, and we have plenty more in the pipeline. Murray Road will help ensure this growth continues by charting a strategic plan to engage our customer base and help us navigate new opportunities.”

“Azimuth Technology is different—and that’s evident when you see the manufacturing facilities and sit down and talk to Len, Cameron and the team,” said Murray Road President Tim Brandt. “The first step into the factory helps you understand just how talented, advanced and knowledgeable Azimuth is as a manufacturer and a top-to-bottom organization. And a quick walk through the rows of CNC machines will have hardcore gun enthusiasts sold by the speed and process—and the brand names and logos on the parts.”

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About The Murray Road Agency

Murray Road offers a full spectrum of marketing, communications, sales support and business services. The team delivers dynamic content, messaging and materials to audiences, customers, fans, followers and partners. Founded in the outdoor industry, Murray Road drives engagement and results for a variety of brands and organizations. More information is available at

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