ArachniGRIP Offers Slide Spider with Betsy Ross Flag Emblem

(Parker, CO) – ArachniGRIP®, creator and manufacturer of the innovative Slide Spider® adhesive slide grip, is now offering a slide grip with the image of the Betsy Ross flag.
There has recently been some controversy regarding the “Betsy Ross” American flag. Despite the misinformation, the fact is that the first flag of the United States was about unity. George Washington knew that the American people and his army needed a flag to represent this change from an English ruled government to one based on our independence. When Congress officially approved the issuance of this flag on June 14, 1777, they emphasized the new flag’s symbolism of the unity of the thirteen new states, a reminder to the world that we were no longer the thirteen English colonies.
ArachniGRIP offers many flag designs in its custom shop, including a representation of the Original 13 States flag sewn by Betsy Ross. To order this design or any other custom design, go to

www.arachnigrip.com, select the “Custom Shop” option and place your order. Most custom designs are only a $5.00 upcharge to the regular MSRP of $19.95.
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 www.arachnigrip.com.

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

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HAWK30 Takes Flight – AeroVironment Achieves Successful First Test Flight of Next Generation Solar HAPS Unmanned Aircraft System

  • Successful first test flight takes place less than two years after program start
  • Test program to expand operating envelope with sequentially higher and longer flights

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 16, 2019 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV), a global leader in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, announced the successful first flight of the HAWK30 solar HAPS unmanned aircraft system on September 11, 2019 at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California.  AeroVironment partnered with SoftBank Corp (TOKYO:9434) to create HAPSMobile Inc., the joint venture funding HAWK30 design development and demonstration.

“The first flight of HAWK30 builds on more than two decades of pioneering HAPS technology development and demonstration by the AeroVironment team, and comes only two years since SoftBank joined us in this endeavor,” said Wahid Nawabi, AeroVironment president and chief executive officer.  “We are the pioneer and leader in HAPS, delivering continued progress and demonstrated success.  We look forward to achieving even greater success in flight testing, culminating in high-altitude, long-endurance flight demonstrations that will pave the way for the global commercialization of HAPS technology.”

“We are grateful for the expertise and support from NASA’s outstanding team at the Armstrong Flight Research Center.  We are proud to add another milestone to their storied history of aviation innovation,” Nawabi added.

Developed and assembled in AeroVironment’s HAPS Innovation Center, the HAWK30 has a wingspan of approximately 260 feet and is propelled by 10 electric motors powered by solar panels covering the surface of the wing, resulting in zero emissions. Flying at an altitude of approximately 65,000 feet above sea level and above the clouds, the HAWK30 is designed for continuous, extended missions of up to months without landing.

AeroVironment seeks to create value from its unique HAPS intellectual property and capabilities in multiple ways: participating in the anticipated growth of the HAPSMobile joint venture as one of its two owners; generating customer-funded research and development revenue as the exclusive developer of solar HAPS for HAPSMobile through the design, development and demonstration phases of the program; manufacturing and supplying HAPS UAS to HAPSMobile; supporting and maintaining a deployed fleet of HAPS systems; and marketing and selling HAPS UAS to non-commercial customers globally, with the exception of Japan.

AeroVironment pioneered the concept of high-altitude solar-powered UAS in the 1980s, and developed and demonstrated multiple systems for NASA’s Environmental Research Aircraft and Sensor Technology, or ERAST program, in the late 1990s and early 2000s. In August 2001, the AeroVironment Helios prototype reached an altitude of 96,863 feet, setting the world-record for sustained horizontal flight by a winged aircraft. In 2002, the AeroVironment Pathfinder Plus prototype performed the world’s first UAS telecommunications demonstrations at 65,000 feet by providing high-definition television (HDTV) signals, third-generation (3G) mobile voice, video and data and high-speed internet connectivity.

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 www.avinc.com.

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WWII Blade Reinvented!

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Knucklehead II A Good Thing Gets Even Better…

Fremont, MI, September 2019, White River Knife & Tool – debuts their new Knucklehead II super handy ultra-light everyday carry fixed blade knife.

Constructed of CPM S35VN high tech. steel at 58-60 Rockwell hardness its 2.875-inch double bevel ground stone washed blade is then hand finished, hand sharpened and leather stroped razor sharp by White River’s craftsmen.

The Knucklehead II is a feather-light 1.7 ounces of ergonomically designed efficiency. The Knucklehead’s one piece construction provides a super-positive, slip-resistant finger-inserted (if desired) grip and the rearmost hole even doubles as a bottle opener.

White River’s unique intelligent Kydex sheath allows the Knucklehead II to be worn as a neck knife, boot knife or a belt knife utilizing its unique multi-position belt clip allowing the user to adjust the wearing position/angle to their preference.

The Knucklehead II and ALL White River knives and sheaths are of only American made components and are made only in the United States of America.

Specifications:

  • Blade length: 2.87 inches
  • Overall length: 6 inches
  • Blade thickness: 0.157 inches
  • Steel type: CPM S35VN (high-tech super tough chip and abrasive resistant long edge holding steel).
  • Hardness: 58-60 (Rockwell C Scale)
  • Weight: 1.7 ounces
  • Sheath: Kydex; user adjustable multi-position, multi-use design.

MSRP: $85.00

White River Knife & Tool

515 Industrial Drive

Fremont, MI 49412 616-997-0026

www.whiteriverknives.com

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Barrett 4075 upgrades Jorge Chavez International Airport

 

Perth, Western Australia, 17 September 2019 – Barrett’s High Power High Frequency (HF) systems are upgrading communications at Peru’s Jorge Chavez International Airport. Since 2001, Lima Airport Partners S.R.L (LAP) along with the Peruvian CAA (Civil Aviation Authority), have undertaken an extensive modernization and infrastructure expansion of the Jorge Chavez International Airport, located in the Nation’s capital Lima, Peru. Barrett Communications have been a critical component of the modernisation of the airport’s communications infrastructure.
Barrett 4075 High power HF transmitters and receivers have been integrated into the complex communications infrastructure system. The installations are fully redundant internet protocol (IP) based split sites (separate transmit and receive sites).
Mr John Eschenfelder, General Manager Barrett USA commented “The Barrett 4075 was chosen for its unique liquid cooled design and modern interface. The liquid cooled design accommodates high duty cycle operation. Along with the industry leading duty cycle capabilities, the modern smart device-based interface, inbuilt ARINC based SELCALL and FCCp87 certification make the 4075 the most reliable, cost effective and advanced high power systems available in the market.”
HF communications are used by airports to communicate with aircraft in transoceanic flights as well as communications over distances beyond line of sight. Additional uses of HF system for airports include secure reliable communications of voice and data between other airports and first responders during emergencies. HF communication is the most reliable form of communication when typical infrastructure is compromised and continues to be used by many government organizations globally as the system of choice when all other systems have failed.
In August 2019, Barrett Communications received FCC approval for the 4075 under rule part 87 – Aviation. FCC approvals are recognized by the United States and many other organizations globally, such as ICAO and civil aviation organizations, it is also used by many countries as part of their homologation process.
Barrett Communications will be exhibiting at the ICAO Innovation Fair in Montreal Canada in September 2019. Barrett will have the 4050 HF SDR and 4075 High power systems available at their stand 33 on the 4th Floor.

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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 organizations around the world.
Additional information about Barrett Communications is available at
www.barrettcommunications.com.au

For further information contact:
Suzie Haworth
Marketing Officer
Phone: +61 8 6399 1361

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Savage Chambers Its AXIS II Bolt-Action Rifle with AccuTrigger In Hard-Hitting 300 Blackout

 

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – September 17, 2019 – Savage has expanded the AXIS II line to include a chambering for 300 Blackout, providing the ballistics that made the cartridge famous in a bolt-action platform built for hunters. Shipments of these firearms have been delivered to dealers.

The light, compact rifle gets the most performance from 300 Blackout thanks to its 16 1/8-inch heavy barrel with threaded muzzle for use with a suppressor or muzzle brake. It also carries the AccuTrigger, which allows the shooter to adjust trigger pull from 2.5 to 6 pounds.

Features

  • User-adjustable AccuTrigger
  • Rugged black synthetic stock
  • 16 1/8-inch carbon steel heavy barrel
  • Threaded for suppressor (5/8-24)
  • Detachable box magazine
  • Two sling swivels
  • Drilled and tapped with one-piece Picatinny rail

Part No. / Description / MSRP

18819 / AXIS II 300 BLACKOUT, 16.25-inch barrel / $419

About Savage

Headquartered in Westfield, Massachusetts for more than 125 years, Savage is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of hunting, competition and targeting shooting centerfire and rimfire rifles, and shotguns. Their firearms are best known for accuracy, performance and innovation. The entrepreneurial spirit that originally defined the company is still evident in its ongoing focus on continuous innovation, craftsmanship, quality and service. Learn more at www.savagearms.com.

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Elbit Systems UK modern solutions of military equipment in the fields of Land Air Navy DSEI 2019

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SIG SAUER Electro-Optics Partners with Mission Crossbows

 

SIG SAUER Electro-Optics Partners with Mission Crossbows Revolutionary Ballistic Data Xchange (BDX) System Now for Crossbows

NEWINGTON, N.H., (September 16, 2019) – SIG SAUER Electro-Optics is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Mission Crossbows to bring the revolutionary Ballistic Data Xchange (BDX) Optics System to Crossbow Hunters and Shooters with the addition of the compact SIERRA3BDX 2.5-8x32mm riflescope to the BDX line of riflescopes.  Now, all SIERRA3BDX series riflescopes have crossbow capabilities, however, the SIERRA3BDX 2.5-8x32mm ultralight riflescope is the perfect size, weight and magnification range for crossbow configurations, making it possible to reach out well beyond 100 yards, and engage targets with extreme precision. 

SIG SAUER Electro-Optics Partners with Mission Crossbows Revolutionary Ballistic Data Xchange (BDX) System Now for Crossbows

The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics BDX System combines traditional hunting equipment with technology. BDX is a fully integrated rangefinder and riflescope system that utilizes Applied Ballistics Ultralight and Bluetooth™.  The free SIG BDX app for Android and iOS systems allows for Crossbow ballistic profiles to be established.  These profiles are then communicated via Bluetooth™ to any SIG SAUER KILO BDX rangefinder.  When targets are ranged, the Crossbow ballistics are combined with distance to target, slope, temperature, and pressure to precisely calculate the shooting solution.  This solution is displayed in the rangefinder and is also shared instantly with any SIERRA3BDX riflescope, instantly illuminating the exact holdover dot on the reticle in the riflescope. BDX™ is simple, fast, and intuitive – just connect the dot.

“This is an exciting addition to the BDX line that expands the capabilities of the system by introducing the revolutionary technology of the Ballistic Data Xchange system to crossbow hunters,” said Andy York, President, SIG SAUER Electro-Optics.  “Additionally, through this partnership with Mission Crossbows we were able to expand the functionality of the BDX app to allow for setup and ballistic calculations for various crossbow bolt weight and speed levels, with Crossbow-specific ballistic calculations. This would not have been possible without the knowledge and extensive research and development from the product experts at Mission Crossbows.”

Mission Crossbows is a premium archery company that’s redefining the crossbow experience through modern design to optimize performance.  Mission Crossbows are American made and designed, engineered, and manufactured from start to finish in their quality controlled facility in Sparta, Wisconsin.

SIERRA3BDX Riflescope Specs:

  • Weight: 19.4oz.
  • Adjustment Increments: 0.25MOA  
  • Tube Diameter: 30mm   
  • Focal Plane: Second   
  • Reticle: BDX-R1   
  • Illumination: Yes
  • Magnification Increments: 2.5-8x   
  • Objective Lens Diameter: 30mm   
  • Battery: CR2032   

MSRP: $479.97

The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics SIERRA3BDX Riflescope is now shipping and available for purchase at sigsauer.com/store.

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 visit:sigsauer.com.

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Closing the Range Gap

 

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Nammo – Sep 16, 2019 16:39 CEST

OUTRANGING THE OPPOSITION: An F-35 combat aircraft fires an AIM 120 AMRAAM missile. In the future, we might see up to 500km range on similar missiles. Photo: Helge Hopen/Norwegian Armed Forces

For years, NATO artillery and missile systems have been at a range disadvantage compared to its future potential adversaries. New ramjet technology, however, has the potential to completely reverse the situation by closing the range gap.

In the summer of 2016, Russia rolled out the latest version of the 9A52-4 Tornado rocket launcher. The “S”-variant now has the ability to fire shells at an enemy 120 kilometers away, a remarkable improvement on the previous version. But even the previous version could reach targets 70 km away.

At the same time, the country appears to be investing in other, more untraditional long-range missile systems. The recent accident near Severodvinsk – in what appears to have been a test of a new nuclear powered cruise missile – is just one indication of this investment, as is the use of conventional cruise missiles in Syria.

NATO has favored a different approach: For decades, the alliance relied on air superiority. That situation is however changing rapidly. As air defense systems like the S-400 proliferate, Russian planners apparently hope to deny their opponents free use of the skies.

U.S. Army Chief of Staff, General Mark Milley, is one of many experts who now believe the situation has changed fundamentally – and put NATO forces at a disadvantage. When he appeared before the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee in April 2016, Milley was asked whether the army was “outranged”.

“We don’t like it, we don’t want it, but yes, technically [we are] outranged, outgunned on the ground,” Milley said.

FUTURE MISSILE: A computer-rendered illustration of what a future Ramjet missile could look like. Nammo hopes to have missiles ready in a few years – the motor testing is already well underway. Illustration: Nammo.
The importance of range

Range – and especially the ability to hit at a distance where an opponent cannot retaliate – has been a prime concern on the battlefield since the days of the Romans. Sometimes, such an advantage has proven to be a deciding factor.

Roman triumvir Crassus is one who certainly would attest to that. When facing Parthian horse archers at the battle of Carrhae in 53 BC, his legions were wiped out when they could not counter their opponents’ range and mobility advantage.

Later, the English would inflict enormous damage on French forces in the Hundred Years’ war. At Crecy, Poitiers and Agincourt, English longbowmen significantly outranged their opponents. The great English victories here would effectively end the primacy of heavily armored knights, as well as adding decades to a conflict where the French held a great advantage in both resources and manpower.

Range also played a part in the U.S. War of Independence. Morgan’s Riflemen (famous for their long-range rifles) played their part in securing victory at important battles like Saratoga.


RANGE MATTERS: With superior range, artillery operators could simply disregard counter-battery fire, Thomas Danbolt, Nammo’s Vice President Large Caliber Ammunition, explains. Photo: Nammo.

“There’s a race going on”

Longbows are however a thing of the past. But Nammo artillery and munitions expert Thomas Danbolt believes range is still of great importance to contemporary weapons, like artillery.

“Range is important. If you can shoot much farther than your opponent, counter-battery fire can simply be disregarded. Your own artillery will be safe, while at the same time you can strike enemy positions with impunity. I think we should not underestimate the consequences of having a range advantage,” says Thomas Danbolt, Nammo’s Vice President Large Caliber Ammunition.

Danbolt thinks major nation-states have seen the importance of this, and are now scrambling to improve their defenses. His colleague, Frank Møller, has been part of designing rocket motors for missiles for decades. He sees a big change in that field as well.

“I think there’s a race going on internationally. Propulsion technology has improved. Cruise missiles are getting longer ranges, better sensors, improved accuracy, and the cost has gone down. But a reaction is coming: armed forces everywhere are scrambling to improve their missile defenses”, says Frank Møller, Nammo’s VP of Strategy and Business Development (Aerospace Propulsion).

150km artillery range

As demand for longer range options increases, ramjet technology has been advancing steadily. It has now come to a point where it can has several new potential applications – both in missiles and artillery.

Nammo already has a long history of producing high-performing artillery ammunition. Now, it once again wants to be at the forefront, developing a new generation of shells covering all range requirements.


150KM ARTILLERY: Ramjet-powered artillery could reach as far out as 150km. With guidance, the projectile would be a mix of a missile and an artillery shell. The 155 mm HE-ExR (extreme range), as it is called, is scheduled for its first live-fire tests in 2020. Photo/illustration: Nammo.
Nammo’s most ambitious project to date has been a Ramjet-powered, guided artillery shell with a range of up to 150 km, now the subject of a development partnership with Boeing’s Phantom Works. The new design is expected to see its first live-fire tests in 2020.

“In practice, this is a mix of a missile and an artillery shell. We are talking about a range that is five to eight times greater than conventional artillery. With the guidance system, we believe we can consistently hit an area as small as the center of a football field. And even though the payload is somewhat smaller, the destructive force will likely be greater because of the accuracy,” Danbolt says.

The Ramjet shell can be fired from every modern 155 mm L52 artillery gun – a trait it shares with all of Nammo’s other long-range shells.

The Ramjet revolution

Ramjets are also very well suited for missiles. In a conventional rocket motor, oxygen accounts for 80 percent of the fuel weight. But a Ramjet instead uses oxygen from the outside air. As a consequence, oxygen can be replaced with fuel, increasing the capacity four or five times. Erland Ørbekk, Nammo’s VP of Technology for Aerospace Propulsion, explains that the advantages are great if a missile can reach high enough speeds.

“In a traditional air breathing motor, you need a compressor, a combustion chamber and a turbine. But in a Ramjet, the oxygen pressure and temperature will be high enough just from reaching a high enough speed (roughly Mach 2.5). A Ramjet missile can have a burn time of up to 300 seconds (5 minutes), and can be throttled up and down, or even turned on and off,” Ørbekk says.

THOROUGH TESTING: Nammo has already completed more than 150 motor tests. Testing so far has been very successful, showing ramjet motors can work in real life. Photo: Nammo.

What operational advantages can we expect?

“A Ramjet-powered missile will be superior to a conventional missile in all possible ways. Ground-based Ramjet missiles will be able to take out high-altitude targets. And if fired from aircraft, they will be effective against high-speed and highly maneuverable fighter jets at much greater distances than today. We believe they could even be effective against some of the new high-speed missiles being introduced outside NATO. If you have a good enough sensor system on the ground, it will be possible for Ramjet-powered missiles to intercept them.”

Ready in a few years

Ramjet-powered artillery and missiles could be ready sooner than you think. Nammo has already completed more than 150 successful tests of its ramjet engines. While artillery ramjets could reach up to 150km, some air-to-air missiles could hit targets from an even more impressive 500km distance.

Frank Møller is sure we will see products on the market within a few years.

“Long-range Ramjet artillery will likely be on the market within two to four years. For missiles, it will take a bit longer, but we are confident that the technology is ready. What we are working on now is more focused on the practical applications and technical solutions.”

Are you sure of that? Are you sure the technology will work?

“Absolutely. And it will be a momentous change.”

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Taking on a New Case

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Nammo – Sep 16, 2019 16:19 CEST

LIGHTENS THE LOAD: A box of .50 cal polymer ammunition. It has one big advantage: a much lower weight compared to traditional ammunition. Photo: Nammo

After more than 150 years, the look – and weight – of ammunition is finally changing.

For decades, some of the best and brightest material scientists in the world have been looking for a solution to a highly complex challenge in the ammunition business – how do you replace a bullet’s heavy brass case with a lighter material that is still strong enough to handle the stresses of machine gun fire?

For a long time many would try, but no one would succeed.

Don’t crack in the snow, don’t melt in the sun.

One of the lightweight materials that some hoped would one day replace brass included various types of polymer – roughly equivalent to a stronger form of plastic. But there were big problems. While often performing well in normal temperatures these early polymer cases would become brittle and break in extreme cold, or become soft and melt at high temperatures – the exact kind of conditions where military grade ammunition would be required to perform.

“A polymer that could be used for ammunition cases just didn’t exist,” said Joe Gibbons, a material scientist that revolutionized the industry when in 2003 he and a team began developing a new, highly durable material they believed would be up to the task.

“Most people would think that developing a new polymer is fairly common, but actually we were the first to do that in nearly 25 years.”

This new lightweight polymer offered outstanding performance, and even proved capable of resolving the issues of low and high temperatures. In 2007, seeing the potential of their new invention, Gibbons helped set up a company called MAC LLC in Bay St Louis, Mississippi, to develop their new polymer into a real competitor to the brass casings used on ammunition for more than 150 years.

“We dismissed the conventional wisdom of traditional ammunition manufacturers,” said Gibbons, who is now Plant Manager at MAC LLC’s Mississippi facility.

“People have been trying for 70 to 80 years to make polymer-cased ammunition and we were the first successful ones. We were convinced that we could find the right material, and it appears that we have.

“We are now very competitive with brass casings,” he added.

MAC’s polymer cased ammunition is already in production and qualified by the US government. Photo: MAC LLC.

Already in the Game

As a testament to its success, MAC LLC already has the capacity to produce four million polymer cases per year – mainly 50 .cal (12.7mm) – and has the ability to ramp up to 10 million units to meet future demand. They received a further boost in 2018 when ammunition specialists Nammo bought a majority stake in MAC LLC. This expands MAC’s reach to the rest of the world, with its European debut taking place at the Nammo booth at this year’s DSEI in London, England.

Polymer-cased 50 .cal rounds have already been qualified by the US Government, and are in use with some units including US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). These cases represent a hybrid design, with polymer used for most of the casing while retaining a hardened metal base to ensure maximum reliability, particularly for holding the primer element in and supporting the extraction phase.

Taking a Load Off Their Backs

The .50 cal round is fired by the famous M2 Browning heavy machine gun, a formidable weapon designed nearly a century ago by firearm legend John Browning and still in use today on a range of vehicles, vessels and helicopters.

Ensuring that these platforms are not loaded down with too much weight is vital for today’s operations.

“Weight is of critical importance,” explained David Rolen, a former USSOCOM acquisition professional, and now Nammo’s US Director of Business Development.

“Whether it is the individual soldier only being able to carry so much on his or her back, or vehicles only being weight limited on capacity.”

Light helicopters are among those that would stand to benefit the most from the weight savings offered by polymer ammunition. Here US forces test polymer cased ammunition on an AH-6 Little Bird. Photo by MAC LLC.

Rolen explained that lightweight assets – such as small tactical vehicles, patrol boats and scout/gunship helicopters – benefit hugely from the new 50 .cal ammunition, saving approximately 122lbs (55.3kg) per 1,500 rounds loaded on the platform. This allows warfighters to carry extra fuel – extend range and loiter times – or carry even more kit such as life-saving equipment, food and water, or extra ammunition.

Keep Making it Better

Kim Helge Dahl, Program Director for 12.7 mm ammunition at Nammo’s facility in Raufoss, Norway, explained that while one polymer-cased round weighed 20% less than a brass equivalent, Nammo and MAC LLC have decreased the weight further by developing a polymer link for the 50 .cal ammo, as well as a qualified polymer box to hold 100 rounds. The complete weight of an ammunition box is now reduced by an impressive 33% compared with metal boxes and link.

That means that a pallet full of ammunition that used to weigh 900kg is now only 600kg – that’s nearly a third of a ton in weight saved.

“As well as the lighter weight of the polymer case developed by MAC, customers can also benefit from the various projectile technologies that we have developed at Nammo, including the popular Multipurpose (MP) round,” explained Dahl.

This round features a tungsten carbide penetrator and incendiary compositions that means it can provide a range of blast, fragmentation and incendiary effects. It also provides anti-armor capability and “extreme accuracy” at long ranges.

Interestingly, Dahl revealed another benefit of polymer cases that is not just about saving weight. “We saw that it had a much better performance when it came to accuracy compared to what we were used to with the brass rounds,” he said.

That comes down to the nature of the polymer manufacturing process, which provides less variation from round to round, and results in a more consistent product with respect to dispersion, pressure, and other critical characteristics of accuracy and precision. This has been described as a game changer by US forces that have used the round, particularly long range shooters that are equipped with the .50 cal M107 (Barrett M82) anti-materiel rifle.

Big Plans for the Future

Before adoption by USSOCOM, much of the early testing of the MAC LLC polymer-cased ammunition and its maturation was led by the US Marine Corps (USMC), beginning around a decade ago via the Defense Production Act Title III program. This fruitful partnership with the USMC is set to continue in the future.

As well as offering this mature 50 .cal solution to customers around the world, Nammo and MAC LLC are also exploring other calibers options.

MAC LLC currently has a development contract with the US Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium to design a polymer-cased 7.62mm round for use in miniguns and light machine guns. There is also work with the US Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office to develop a .338 Norma Magnum solution. Additionally, there is potential interest in upscaling to 20mm or 25mm for larger machine guns – although that is still on the drawing board, for now at least.

“We look forward to working with our customers to discover new solutions for this innovative technology,” said Rolen.

“Nammo is a leading provider of specialty and niche ammunition to customers, and incorporating MAC into the Nammo family will help us strengthen that bond with our customers to provide a reliable advantage to them.”

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5 Reasons to Shop Otis + 15% Off!

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DAY 4 DSEi 2019–Final Day

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Live Demonstration Naval Waterborne DSEI 2019 Naval Maritime Zone Defense Security Exhibition

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PRIMARY ARMS® OPTICS RELEASES PLATINUM SERIES™ 6-30×56 WITH REFINED MIL-DOT RETICLE

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Primary Arms Platinum Series 6-30x56mm FFP Rifle Scope with Illuminated MIL-Dot

  • New Reticle Option for Primary Arms’ Best Long-Range Optic
  • Refined MIL-DOT Reticle Balancing Simplicity with Utility
  • Elegant Stadia Design for Enhanced Ranging and Precision
  • Now Available, Ships Same-Day!

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Primary Arms Optics has released a new reticle configuration for their highest-performing long-range scope. Packed with a host of premium features, the Platinum Series 6-30x56mm Rifle Scope (MPN: 610077) offers incredible glass clarity and precision for making long range shots. With the addition of Primary Arms’ refined MIL-DOT reticle, users can choose between a simplified traditional MIL layout or a fully-featured grid with Athena™ BPR.
“The new Primary Arms Platinum 6-30×56 features the combat proven U.S. Army style Mil-Dot reticle to provide users with a simple but effective option for precision shooting,” said Ian Boehm, Engineering Technician at Primary Arms Optics. “This reticle was configured perfectly to work with 6-30×56 even at the highest magnification without losing any of the reticle. The reticle offers 5 milliradians left, right, up and down of center for holdovers or ranging, combined with 0.2 milliradian dots to enable precision shooting at distant targets.”
Primary Arms’ Platinum Series is known for its incredible quality, which comes at a great value compared to similarly-featured competitors. Using the finest Japanese glass, Platinum Series scopes achieve impeccable optical clarity with minimal dispersion or aberration. The 6-30x56mm model comes equipped with precision .1MIL turrets and a heavy-duty, high-strength 34mm tube for use with magnum calibers. Among other features, these scopes are waterproofed and fog resistant. The first focal plane design makes ranging easier, as every reticle is accurate in any magnification power.
The new MIL-DOT reticle is certain to be a popular option for those favoring simplicity over grid-designs like Primary Arms’ Athena™ BPR. Elegantly sized stadia and a precise center-dot ensure a full view of target and a defined point of aim. This scope is available now from primaryarms.com with fast shipping and industry-leading customer service.

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Primary Arms Optics
Started in 2007, Primary Arms Optics seek to provide the best optics you can get for any budget. Utilizing the highly regarded, repeatedly-proven ACSS® reticle, Primary Arms optics boast unparalleled precision and adaptability for superior performance across ranges. With four product series available (Classic, Silver, Gold, and Platinum), anyone can afford to equip themselves with the latest in optics technology. In addition, every product is backed with Primary Arms’ total commitment to customer satisfaction.

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Day 2 At DSEI 2019 Naval Platforms

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DSEI 2019 Naval Coverage Day 1: Anti-ship missiles and Subsea Craft Victa

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Day 1 – DSEi 2019

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L3Harris launches T4 medium-sized robot for urban security Ops.

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12 Sep 19.  L3Harris Technologies has launched a robotic system designed to meet the requirements of security operations in the challenging urban domain.

The T4 medium-sized robotic system will support operations such as clean-up of hazardous materials, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) and special weapons and tactics (SWAT) missions. L3Harris is demonstrating the prototype robot at DSEI. T4 is much lighter and smaller than L3Harris’ military-grade T7 robot and offers the same ruggedness.

The system’s integrated controller interface is intended to improve the user experience and provide operators with enhanced command and control.

T4 also provides ‘human-like dexterity’ and ‘precision control’ to complete a task effectively and swiftly.

The availability of the ‘haptic force feedback’ feature is aimed to allow users to feel the impact when the robot arm comes into contact with something during operation.

L3Harris Space and Airborne Systems president Ed Zoiss said: “T4 brings life-saving technology to the medium-sized robotics market and reaffirms the importance of highly reliable, precise and easy-to-use systems for security forces worldwide.

“T4 combines strength, reach, intuitive control and robustness to deliver uncompromised performance anywhere, even in the most challenging urban environments.”

To meet challenges in congested environments, the robot is equipped with a rugged track system for improved mobility and maneuverability.

The company is looking to position the T4 system as a solution to meet the needs of global security and police forces.

T4 can be fitted with attachments to carry out bomb disposal operations inside tight spaces such as automobiles, aircraft, buses and trains. (Source: army-technology.com)

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Shell Shock Technologies Sponsored Shooters Perform Strong at Several Weekend Competitions

Westport, Conn. (September 2019)Shell Shock Technologies, LLC., an early-stage technology and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry, is pleased to announce that several of its sponsored shooters had successful match results this past weekend. John Vlieger placed second overall and second in the Open Division at the 2019 Cheely Custom Gunworks USPSA Area 5 Championship, while Garrett Schutz earned a ninth-place finish in A-Class Open Division at the same match. Area 5 was held Sept. 4 – 8, 2019, at the Briar Rabbit Shooting Sports Club located in Zanesville, Ohio. Meanwhile, Schutz also competed at the 15th Annual High Desert Classic and earned third place A-Class Open Division, while Trevor Cotter came in fifth in the Limited Division (first in A-Class). The High Desert Classic was held Sept. 5 – 8, 2019, at the Shooting Range Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Vlieger and Schutz competed against 305 competitors at the Area 5 match. Vlieger finished with 1626.7802 match points and a time of 218.48, while Schutz finished with 1146.4982 match points and a time of 288.26.  Videos of matches and stages for Schutz can be seen on his Facebook page or Instagram account. Watch Vlieger’s competition video here:https://www.facebook.com/JohnVliegerShooting/videos/954331438232903/.

“Could not have asked for better conditions to shoot the last Area Championship of my 2019 season. Excellent weather, challenging stages, and ammunition that is boring in its reliability, consistency, and performance. The focus should be on the match, on the execution, and on the experience, not on what is in your magazine. Only one more match left, and it is the 2019 USPSA Open National Championship. I don’t plan to change a thing,” commented Vlieger. Vlieger has fired over 55,000 rounds of ammunition with Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 cases since becoming sponsored in 2017 and plans to continue using it.

Schutz and Cotter competed against 205 competitors at the High Desert Classic. Schutz finished with 1056.6093 match points and a time of 221.15, while Cotter finished with1071.3314 match points and a time of 219.13.

“Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 cases worked flawlessly and provided consistent ammo allowing the trust to run the challenging courses of fire. Smooth feeding and extraction for the NAS3 9mm cases allowed for 9mm Major to be loaded safely and consistently to a power factor of 172. Huge thank you to Shell Shock Technologies and Atlas Gunworks for the awesome products that help me push my limits and improve on my shooting goals,” Schutz remarked.

Cotter said, “I’m happy with this performance, while not the overall win I was hoping for I look forward to performing to my fullest at Nationals in two weeks. Thank you to Shell Shock Technologies for giving me the trust in my equipment that is required to win.”

Vlieger and Cotter can be seen competing next at the SIG Sauer “HICAP” Nationals, to be held Sept. 22 – 28, 2019, in St. George, Utah. Schutz will next compete at the Blue Ridge Mountain 3-Gun 2019, to be held Oct. 17 – 19, 2019 at Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park City, Kentucky.

About Shell Shock Technologies NAS3 Cases:

NAS3 9mm cases are 50 percent lighter than brass cases, offer greater lubricity and will not abrade, clog, foul, wear-out or damage breach and ejector mechanisms. The cases offer greater corrosion resistance, tensile strength (2x stronger) and elasticity than brass. NAS3cases will not split, chip, crack or grow (stretch) and are fully reloadable (using S3 Reload dies) and can be reloaded many more times than brass cases. NAS3 cases have been tested successfully by customers to pressures over 70k psi. NAS3 cases can be picked up with a magnet. The head can be colored for branding purposes and easy load identification.

NAS3 is “Best in Class” for maintaining consistent velocity between rounds. In an independent test performed by H.P. White Laboratory (a major munitions testing facility), rounds fired using NAS3 cases achieved a velocity standard deviation of 0.093 FPS (124-grain FMJ bullet, 4.2 grains Titegroup powder, 10 rounds, extreme variation 3fps).

To learn more about Shell Shock’s revolutionary technology, visit www.shellshocktech.com.

About Shell Shock Technologies, LLC:

Founded in Westport, Connecticut, in 2015, Shell Shock Technologies, LLC is an early stage technology and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry. Shell Shock is a component manufacturer supplying shell cases to the shooting sports market, as well as to U.S. and foreign ammunition manufacturers, law enforcement, military and other government agencies. Shell Shock does not load ammunition. www.shellshocktech.com

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PRODUCT WARNING AND RECALL NOTICE: WINCHESTER® Super-X 17 HMR 20 Grain Jacketed Hollow Point

Olin Winchester, LLC is recalling two (2) lots of 17 HMR 20 Grain Jacketed Hollow Point Rimfire rifle ammunition.

Symbol:  X17HMR1
Lot Numbers (last four characters): NB51 and NB61

Winchester has determined the above lots of 17 HMR ammunition may contain no powder charges. Ammunition with no powder charges may result in a bullet remaining in the barrel (i.e., a bullet-in-bore obstruction). Firing a subsequent bullet into the bore obstruction could cause firearm damage, rendering the firearm inoperable and subjecting the shooter and bystanders to a risk of serious personal injury.
DO NOT USE WINCHESTER® 17 HMR 20 GRAIN JHP SYMBOL X17HMR1 THAT HAS A LOT NUMBER ENDING IN NB51 or NB61. The ammunition Lot Number is stamped on the top of the 1000-round case and the outside of the 50-round plastic box as indicated here.

 

To determine if your ammunition is subject to this notice, review the Symbol and Lot Number.  If it is Symbol X17HMR1 and the last four characters of the Lot Number are NB51 or NB61, immediately discontinue use and contact Winchester toll-free at 844-653-8358 for free UPS pick-up of the recalled ammunition.
This notice applies only to Symbol X17HMR1 with Lot Numbers ending in NB51 and NB61. Other Symbols or Lot Numbers are not subject to this recall.
If you have any questions concerning this 17 HMR rimfire rifle ammunition recall, please call toll-free 844-653-8358, write to Winchester (600 Powder Mill Road, East Alton, IL 62024 | Attn: X17HMR1 Recall), or visit our website at
www.winchester.com.
We apologize for this inconvenience.
WINCHESTER
September 12, 2019

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The New Walther Website!

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Introducing the new WaltherArms.com

Watch this video to discover some of the great new features.

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New ways to shop for handguns
This section helps you find the best option for your needs.
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Useful tools for your useful tools

The CAMPUS feature is perhaps the most exciting addition to the new website. Here you will find all kinds of useful content from Training Tips to Cleaning Videos and Product Reviews.

Click to Watch CAMPUS Video!

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Help Kluch Help the Bahamas

To help aid in recovery from hurricane Dorian, Kluch will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from their Bahamas Strong apparel to the Red Cross.

Boynton Beach, FL (September 12, 2019) – The Kluch Clothing Company feels for all those affected by the destructive forces of hurricane Dorian. To help aid in relief efforts, members of the company have made a supply run to the Bahamas to distribute clothing to those in need. Also, Kluch will be donating 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of their Bahamas Strong apparel to the Red Cross.

On Saturday morning, a number of Kluch employees joined a flotilla, running boats from the docks in Boynton Beach over to the Bahamas. Because of the devastation caused by Dorian, the fleet chose to make landfall in Grand Bahama in the Town of West End, which provided the safest port. Locals greeted their arrival, and Kluch was able to distribute some 2,000 items of clothing. After witnessing the destruction firsthand, the Kluch crew experienced a feeling of humility and a responsibility to continue to help.

To aid the ongoing relief efforts, Kluch created a line of apparel featuring the #BahamasStrong slogan, with all proceeds donated to the Red Cross. The response from the public was strong, with the first run of shirts selling out quickly. Kluch is diligently working on the next batch, which will be offered in men’s sizes small through three extra-large as well as women’s tanks. The Kluch shirts feature a Kluch cleat logo in the Bahamian colors and the Contender shirts feature the official Contender sailfish icon logo overlaid with the Bahamian flag. The Bahamas Strong shirts are printed on long sleeve performance tee’s and Ladies racerback tanks each featuring the #BahamasStrong slogan. The shirts retail for $40 and Tanks for $25, the money raised will go to the Red Cross.  

Kluch offers their well wishes to the Islands that have shared their oceans with them and hopes that the vibrant Bahamian community can rebound from this tragedy. They will continue to give whatever they can to help as an apparel company, and band together with others in the fishing community providing aid to their best efforts.

Since 1992, Kluch Clothing Company has been providing teams and businesses with the best in custom branded apparel. The South Florida based company also takes pride in their lifestyle brand KLUCH APPAREL where their designs are inspired by the fishing & coastal industries across the US. For the last 27 years, Kluch has provided its customers with excellent service while delivering exceptional products that are fashionable and functional.

For more information, please visit

WWW.KLUCH.COM

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PAUL LEVY INTRODUCES NEW PRODUCTS FROM BROWNELLS

Brownells new product team leader, Paul Levy, has a special item to show us: the Brownells Wrenchman™ AR-15 Handguard has arrived! Picatinny rail on top, rows of M-LOK® slots on the sides, and available in various lengths, plus a choice of Standard and upscale Precision models. Aside from its price and features, the beauty of the Wrenchman is that it’s so easy to install. NO proprietary barrel nut wrench needed because the included nut uses a standard spanner. Also comes with a simple alignment tool to help you get the handguard “timed” quickly. Triggertech’s Diamond AR-15 Trigger is a drop-in module that delivers a sublimely smooth, adjustable-weight (1.5 to 4 lbs.) pull with a crisp, clean break. The Rival Arms magwell for your Gen3 Glock® is a simple bolt-on upgrade that helps you get a fresh magazine in the gun STP (Sooner Than Possible – almost). The 700 SE Trigger from Elftmann brings the easy of installation of their drop-in AR-15 trigger modules to the Remington 700. Adjustable shoe and ball bearings inside that give a super-smooth pull, with beaucoup weight adjustment – from 2 oz. up to 64 oz.

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Savage Chambers Popular A17 Semi-Auto Rimfire Rifle In Flat-Shooting HM2

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WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – September 12, 2019 – Savage is expanding its line-up of the semi-automatic A Series with the introduction of A17, 17 HM2. The 17 HM2 is a flat shooting tack driver with achievable velocities of 2,100 ft/s. The proven delayed-blowback-action used in the A17 17 HMR is replicated in the new offering to support the high pressures of the Mach 2 caliber. Shipments of these firearms have been delivered to dealers.

The new A17 has a free-floating, button rifled barrel, corrosion resistant chrome plated bolt, bolt release and removable dust cover for improved functionality. Its steel receiver is made to withstand increased pressure and prevent porosity and voids. With these performance-enhancing features, this rifle is a threat to small varmint in any field.

Features

  • Semi-Automatic Rimfire Rifle
  • Rugged black synthetic stock
  • Free-floating button rifled barrel
  • Carbon Steel Sporter Barrel
  • Two-piece Weaver style bases
  • 10-round Rotary Magazine
  • User-adjustable AccuTrigger

Part No. / Description / MSRP

47700 / A17 17 HM2, 20-inch barrel / $379

About Savage

Headquartered in Westfield, Massachusetts for more than 125 years, Savage is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of hunting, competition and targeting shooting centerfire and rimfire rifles, and shotguns. Their firearms are best known for accuracy, performance and innovation. The entrepreneurial spirit that originally defined the company is still evident in its ongoing focus on continuous innovation, craftsmanship, quality and service. Learn more at www.savagearms.com.

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Nassau has Funk! Funky Nassau!

T.G.I.F.  It’s been one hell of a week readers, we had a hurricane to deal with but thank God we dogged that bullet. I want to start with a sales pitch on behalf of the Bahamas. Bahamians were decimated by Hurricane Dorian, they are great people in dyer need of our help and global assistance. I’d like to ask for your help in anyway, and to the extent you’re able. You can do that through your religious organizations, Red Cross or a variety of charitable organizations working in the Bahamas. Your help is urgently needed!

We also observed 9/11 this week. I remember watching the news channel that morning just prior to my leaving on a business trip. I called Delta that morning only to be told that all flights had been cancelled. A horrendous event that I’ll never forget!

We also have the Democrat Party led by luminaries like Beto O’Roke, Ocasio-Cortez and the entourage of lackluster candidates for the 2020 election. Listening  to some of the position statements these people are coming out with more than supports my theory that we are seeing government by anal-extraction, which when combine with a media that refuses to ask the tough questions makes me want to see a therapists. The only thing keeping me from doing that is my knowledge that 60% or better of therapists studied psychology because they couldn’t make it through Calculus and needed to understand themselves. I also hate to pay $150+ an hour and not receive sexual services. So, instead I shoot the shit.

A shoot the shit, is a social interaction during which any topic can be discussed, participants don’t need to know anything about the subject, they can make unsupported comments, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone they wish or change the subject at will. So, let’s shoot the shit!

The various look of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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An in depth look at her mind

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Does anyone besides me see the genetic link? I’ll bet you Ancestry.com has this wired. The guy in an imbecil of biblical proportions even dwarfing The Old Testament. He’s a potty mouth to boot. How Texans elected the guy to any public service is puzzling to me.

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Last but not least we have Bernie Sanders. Senator Sanders was just endorsed by Jihadist Linda Sarsour as the first Jewish American President. The only reason Bernie would accept Sarsour’s endorsement is for a chance to schtup Congresswoman Omar , who he heard is easy. Can you imagine Bernie at a cabinet meeting, “we need more Schwartzers on this cabinet.” In a State of the Union address he could likely complain about the fakakta microphone..

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief shoot the shit. Please help out the Bahamas if you can, they need the help. Making matters worse, there may be another hurricane developing in the area.

Have a great weekend! Be safe and spend some quality time with your buds and family. Human interaction trumps social media any day of the week.

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SIG SAUER ELITE PERFORMANCE AMMUNITION–300BLK SBR

 

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SIG SAUER Introduced a 300BLK cartridge specifically designed for 300BLK SBRs with a barrel length of 9 inches or else. In this review I take a look at how well it performs in a 7.5 inch barrel. The results were impressive. Read my review…

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The New Parabellum Shoulder System

 

Galco Gunleather is very excited to introduce the new Parabellum™ – the shoulder holster system for the 21st century gun carrier!

Galco has a long and storied history with shoulder holster systems, ranging from the original Jackass rigs of 1970s Chicago, through the Miami Classic™ made famous by Don Johnson in the 1980s, and into the 2000s with the Vertical Holster System (VHS™) so popular among America’s warfighters.

Now, Galco is modernizing shoulder holster carry with next-generation passive and active retention systems. Using hybrid construction that combines Kydex® with top grain leather and Premium Center Cut Steerhide™, along with a refined and updated harness, the Parabellum is a giant leap forward in shoulder system design.

Carrying both pistol and spare magazines in a horizontal orientation, the Parabellum’s Kydex® holster and mag carrier bodies allow very fast firearm drawing and reloading capabilities. Retention of the pistol is accomplished with both a passive retention device at the trigger guard and a pivoting hood that is swiftly released by the thumb to draw the pistol. When holstering, the hood is automatically opened by the pistol, eliminating the need to assess retention-strap interference. The open-front magazine carriers use rubberized retention ramps for security and permit a very fast reload without any encumbering straps.

The Parabellum’s holster and magazine carrier components are mated to Galco’s newest wide comfort harness, which is a full 2.75″ at the shoulder, maximizing wearer comfort. At the same time, concealability – especially with an open jacket – is enhanced with a recontouring of the harness’s strap shape. The new harness also features an improved key-hole harness fastener system that replaces the earlier screw-and-post design that results in greater security, ease of assembly, and greatly reduced chance of fastener loss.

The future of shoulder holster systems has arrived with Galco’s Parabellum. Available in black at an MSRP of $220, it’s made for modern semi-automatic pistols.

 

 

Galco International, LTD is the designer and manufacturer of the Galco Gunleather brand, the premier American-made line of superb-quality holsters, belts and accessories. Encompassing law enforcement, military, defensive and sporting use, the Galco Gunleather brand utilizes leather, 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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Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute Publishes Accepted 12-gauge 1 ¾-inch Cartridge and Chamber Designs

ANOKA, Minnesota – September 11, 2019 – Federal recently presented its 12-gauge 1 ¾-inch Smooth Bore Barrel cartridge and chamber designs to the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) to be voted on for standardization. The specifications were approved and accepted as an official new cartridge recognized by the organization. Technical data and drawings of the newly accepted 12-gauge
1 ¾-inch SAAMI Standards are now published and available to the industry as a whole, as well as to the public.
“This is big news for our new Shorty Shotshell ammunition,” said Federal’s Shotshell Product Director Rick Stoeckel. “The 12-gauge 1 ¾-inch cartridge has been around for more than a decade, but it was never brought to SAAMI to be considered by its Technical Committee. Once we decided to start manufacturing this load, we immediately submitted it to SAAMI for industry standardization. We’re excited about this approval and we deeply appreciate SAAMI’s support.”
Federal’s new Shorty Shotshells deliver similar full-sized performance without the length of standard shells. Although just 1 ¾-inch long, new Shorty shotshells offer similar patterns, energy and accuracy as full-size counterparts. Now available in 8 shot, 4 buck and rifled slug loads perfect for fun at the range.
“SAAMI’s approval of the cartridge was a crucial step in legitimizing it within the industry,” continued Stoeckel. “Their work creates industry standards for the cartridge, and will hopefully inspire shotgun manufacturers to purposely build pump-action and semi-auto shotguns to specifically run 1 ¾-inch loads.”
SAAMI allows free access to technical data and drawings for accepted cartridge and chamber designs. These are posted within New SAAMI Cartridge & Chamber Designs under their Technical Information section, found at http://www.saami.org. A direct link to the 12-gauge 1 ¾-inch Smooth Bore Barrel Cartridge .PDF document can be viewed here: https://saami.org/technical-information/new-cartridge-chamber-drawings/.
SAAMI was founded in 1926 at the request of the federal government and tasked with creating and publishing industry standards for safety, interchangeability, reliability and quality, as well as coordinating technical data. SAAMI’s Technical Committee, which consists of firearm and ammunition industry experts, reviewed the 1 ¾-inch, 12-gauge cartridge submission over a period of several months. The official cartridge name, maximum cartridge and minimum chamber dimensions, pressure limits, test equipment, and other characteristics are all considered and scrutinized during the process.
For more information on Federal ammunition, visit http://www.federalpremium.com.

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NEW HEARING TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, TETRA, RELEASES PREMIUM EAR PROTECTION PRODUCTS FOR HUNTERS

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 11, 2019) — According to a recent survey* on hearing protection, 86% of hunters do not use any type of hearing protection while hunting. By the time they realize they should, it’s often too late. TETRA™, a new player in the outdoor industry, is here to change those statistics, from comfortable protection when waterfowl hunting or shooting on the range, to targeted enhancement of an elk’s bugle or a wild turkey’s gobble.
TETRA founders Bill Dickinson, Au.D., and David Gnewikow, Ph.D., combined their 50 years in the hearing-care industry and 80 years of hunting experience to provide outdoors men and women with innovative hearing products like TETRA’s new AlphaShield and AmpPods.

PROTECT AND HEAR
Specifically designed for waterfowl hunters and sporting clay target enthusiasts to cancel out loud, harmful sounds, while enhancing the sound environment for communication, game detection, calling and localization.
MSRP: $699-$999
Custom Molding Available: $1,099-$1,499

ENHANCE AND SUPPRESS
Perfect for maximizing your hearing when trying to locate wild turkey, elk and deer. This product is designed to enhance detection and localization of the specific animal you’re hunting.
MSRP: $699-$999

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“As hunters, we tend to not wear hearing protection because we want our hunting experience to sound natural,” said Gnewikow. “Too many hunters and outdoorsmen only wear hearing protection on the range – if that– and not out in the field. We started TETRA to introduce premium hearing technology and advanced concepts from hearing science to the hunting industry.”
Dickinson and Gnewikow developed TETRA’s patent-pending Specialized Target Optimization™ (STO), the world’s first proprietary algorithm designed to optimize hearing for hunters in their specific hunting environments.
“STO doesn’t just amplify all sounds,” said Dickinson. “It targets the most important sounds that make the hunt enjoyable and successful. Each device is programmed for the specific situation you’ll use it in. This technology makes calling natural, enhances voices, targets the most important frequencies while decreasing unwanted noise when big game hunting, and reduces harmful sound levels.”
TETRA’s goal is to change the industry’s attitudes and behaviors around the need to protect our ears from all the things we do that damage our hearing. TETRA isn’t just joining the hearing protection category, they’re redefining it.
For more information about TETRA and its products, and to take an online hearing test to learn which product is best suited for your needs, visit
www.tetrahearing.com.

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NEVER FORGET THE DAY AND THOSE WHO PERISHED ON THAT DAY

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CMMG Unleashes 10mm BANSHEE

 

Boonville, MO – CMMG Inc. is pleased to announce the highly anticipated 10mm BANSHEE™ with its (patent pending) Radial Delayed Blowback operating system and Last-Round Bolt Hold Open. CMMG has set the bar when it comes to innovating the AR to handle powerful cartridges like the 10mm.

CMMG’s innovative Radial Delayed Blowback operating system incorporates a mechanical delay that forces the bolt to rotate, momentarily slowing the bolt carrier group, which allows chamber pressures to fall before cycling. This mechanical delay allows for reliable function with a wide variety of ammunition and removes the need for a heavy bolt, buffer and spring typically required in direct blowback systems. Radial Delayed Blowback significantly cuts felt recoil and directs more gas down the barrel, which results in cleaner function and real advantages when using a suppressor. Radial Delayed Blowback also reduces bolt velocity, keeping you on target for faster follow-up shots.

“From the moment we first introduced the Radial Delayed Blowback operating system back in 2017, our customers have repeatedly requested that we use this innovative system to chamber 10mm,” said Chris Reinkemeyer, CEO/CFO at CMMG. “We are proud to say that we have now answered the call. Not only do our 10mm offerings work with the wide range of ammunition available today, they also tame the felt recoil by a significant margin. The wait is finally over, BANSHEE 10mms are shipping to retailers now.”

CMMG developed a unique Bolt Catch Linkage System (U.S. Pat. No. 9952011) in order to allow the Last-Round Bolt Hold Open feature to be compatible with the 10mm and other pistol cartridges. The Bolt Catch Linkage System is dual pinned, precision machined, meticulously engineered and field-tested to consistently lock the bolt back after the last round of each magazine. This feature provides familiarity for AR users while changing magazines for faster re-loads.

The 10mm will be offered with an 8-inch barrel, starting at 5 pounds 9 ounces (unloaded) and an overall length of just 24.3 inches. One 30-round factory SGM TACTICAL 10mm magazine (GLOCK®compatible) ships with the firearm where allowed. To maximize performance and reduce recoil for the varying power levels of 10mm ammunition, the BANSHEE 10mm (Mk10) ships with an H3 buffer pre-installed and an additional standard carbine in the box.

 

 

 

 

It is no secret that 10mm has developed a cult following with its variety of loads and stopping power. CMMG has taken the 10mm to a whole new level, taming the cartridge with Radial Delayed Blowback, making the BANSHEE the ultimate platform for the 10mm.

CMMG BANSHEE in 10mm!

Jeff Cooper developed the 10mm in 1983 to be the ultimate pistol cartridge that agencies were looking for. The original 10mm produced over 600 pounds of energy while pushing a 170-grain hollow point at 1300 feet per second. The overwhelming power and recoil of the 10mm cartridge proved too much with certain agencies, but with modern technological advancements in the firearm industry, hard-hitting calibers have seen a surge in popularity and the 10mm is no exception. The 10mm cartridge truly is a do-it-all pistol cartridge that has been enhanced by CMMG’s innovative Radial Delayed Blowback operating system.

CMMG Lifetime Quality Guarantee

CMMG, Inc. will guarantee its products against defects in material or workmanship. CMMG, Inc. will repair, replace or substitute part(s) (at CMMG, Inc. discretion) at no charge to the customer if a defect of material or workmanship is found. All service work must be carried out by CMMG, Inc.

About CMMG:

CMMG began in central Missouri in 2002 and quickly developed into a full-time business because of its group of knowledgeable and passionate firearms enthusiasts committed to quality and service. Its reputation was built on attention to detail, cutting edge innovation and the superior craftsmanship that comes from sourcing all their own parts. By offering high quality AR rifles, parts and accessories, CMMG’s commitment to top-quality products and professional service is as deep today as it was when it began.

For more information, visit CMMGInc.com.

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HAPSMobile Receives Test Flight Approval from NASA’s Airworthiness and Flight Safety Review Board

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TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HAPSMobile Inc. (“HAPSMobile”), a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. (TOKYO: 9434) and minority-owned by AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), has received a limited flight release from NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC), Airworthiness and Flight Safety Review Board to conduct a test flight of the HAWK30 aircraft in restricted airspace. AFRC is responsible to ensure ground and range safety for the HAWK30 aircraft during this flight test series.

With this approval, HAPSMobile plans to conduct its first test flight of the HAWK30, a solar-powered unmanned aircraft to provide a stratospheric telecommunications platform system.

HAPSMobile began to carry out ground tests of HAWK30 at AFRC, located in California, in June 2019. After test flights and other operation activities at AFRC, HAPSMobile will accelerate preparations to perform stratospheric test flights at the Hawaiian island of Lanai in fiscal 2019.

Junichi Miyakawa, Representative Director & CTO of SoftBank Corp., and also President & CEO of HAPSMobile Inc., said, “We are extremely pleased to receive NASA’s official test flight approval, which will enable us to take a major step forward to commercially use the stratosphere. We will conduct a test flight rapidly at AFRC so we can prepare for stratospheric test flights in Lanai. We will continue to work toward our goal of bridging the world’s digital divide and revolutionizing mobile networks by leveraging HAPS.”

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About HAPSMobile

HAPSMobile Inc. is a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. (TOKYO:9434) that plans and operates a High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) business with the aim of bridging the world’s digital divide. HAPSMobile is primarily engaged in network equipment research and development for the HAPS business, construction of core networks, new business planning and activities for spectrum usage. AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) is HAPSMobile’s minority owner and aircraft development partner for “HAWK30,” a solar-powered unmanned aircraft designed for stratospheric telecommunications platform systems. HAPSMobile has a strategic relationship with Loon, a subsidiary of Alphabet, the parent company of Google. For more information, please visit https://www.hapsmobile.com.

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FNX-45 Tactical with Vortex Venom Package

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Limited-time package consisting of an FNX™-45 Tactical and Vortex® Venom 6-MOA miniature red dot optic. The pistol will ship with the optic preinstalled for out-of-the-box ease of use. The package is available in both flat dark earth (FDE) and black with standard and state-compliant capacities. For a limited time, this package can be purchased for the suggested retail price of $1,329.00.

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SIG SAUER’S NEW SIG P365 SAS

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Introducing the Sig Sauer P365 SAS (SIG Anti-Snag)! SIG’s Phil Strader shows off this innovative pistol for concealed carry to Guns & Gear’s Ryan Gresham. From Guns & Gear® Season 11: Guns & Gear airs on the Sportsman Channel and WildTV. Watch Guns & Gear videos on Gun Talk’s YouTube, Facebook, Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV channels, and at http://www.guntalk.com. Guns & Gear showcases the latest and greatest products in the firearms industry with interviews, range demonstrations, tips and training techniques.

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Savage’s New 110 Classic Walnut Stock with Modern Ergonomics and Adjustability

 

 

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – September 10, 2019 – Savage is proud to introduce its new 110 Classic, a rifle that combines timeless looks of a walnut stock, complete with user adjustability and superior accuracy. The new bolt-action rifle is available in eight of the most popular hunting calibers. Shipments of these firearms have been delivered to dealers.

The new 110 Classic features a quality walnut stock with modern ergonomics similar to those of the new Model 110 design. The stock’s fully adjustable length-of-pull and comb height allow peak comfort, consistency and precision. The 110 Classic also features our user-adjustable AccuTrigger and a carbon steel barrel with a threaded muzzle.

Features

  • Classic walnut stock with modern ergonomics
  • Push-button mechanism allows the shooter to adjust length-of-pull and comb height
  • User-adjustable AccuTrigger
  • Three-position safety
  • Model 110 carbon steel barreled action with matte black finish
  • 9/16-28 threaded muzzle
  • Drilled-and-tapped receiver for scope mounts
  • Two sling swivel studs

Part No. / Description / MSRP

  • 57424 / 110 Classic 243 WIN. 22-inch barrel / $999
  • 57425 / 110 Classic 308 WIN. 22-inch barrel / $999
  • 57426 / 110 Classic 6.5 CREEDMOOR 22-inch barrel / $999
  • 57427 / 110 Classic 7MM-08 REM. 22-inch barrel / $999
  • 57428 / 110 Classic 270 WIN. 22-inch barrel / $999
  • 57429 / 110 Classic 30-06 SPRG. 22-inch barrel / $999
  • 57430 / 110 Classic 7MM REM. MAG. 24-inch barrel $999
  • 57431 / 110 Classic 300 WIN. MAG. 24-inch barrel / $999

About Savage

Headquartered in Westfield, Massachusetts for more than 125 years, Savage is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of hunting, competition and targeting shooting centerfire and rimfire rifles, and shotguns. Their firearms are best known for accuracy, performance and innovation. The entrepreneurial spirit that originally defined the company is still evident in its ongoing focus on continuous innovation, craftsmanship, quality and service. Learn more at www.savagearms.com.

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Alchemy Custom Weaponry Expands Caliber Options for 1911s

 

(Fort Wayne, IN) – Alchemy Custom Weaponry (ACW), maker of handcrafted 1911s designed by master gunsmith Rob Schauland, is expanding the caliber options for their lineup of handcrafted 1911s.
Alchemy Custom Weaponry is now offering 9mm Luger and .38 Super as caliber options for their impressive line of Alchemy 1911 pistols. These 1911s are loaded with upgrades and special features that make them stand out from the competition. Alchemy currently offers the Prime, Prime Elite, Classic Carry, Anomaly and Brimstone models in their 1911 lineup. Any of these models can now be ordered in an alternate caliber for a charge of $150.
In addition to choosing the caliber, Alchemy offers many custom options and finishes so that each Alchemy 1911 is truly an original piece handmade for every customer. The latest custom option being offered is the addition of ball cuts to the slide. This feature is standard on the Classic Carry model, but can now be added to any other model for a charge of $125.
Master gunsmith Rob Schauland is devoted to perfecting the craft of the 1911 pistol. The ACW 1911s are loaded with special features and custom designed enhancements. Schauland’s 30-year career focusing on the 1911 has resulted in fine-tuned gunsmithing skills, which are evident in the superb blending elements in his creations. He continues to offer elite features that take the 1911 platform to the next level.
For more information about Alchemy Custom Weaponry, visit www.alchemy1911.com. 


About Alchemy Custom Weaponry:
Rob Schauland, the founder and chief architect of Alchemy Custom Weaponry, is a world class gunsmith whose outstanding body of work and pedigree in the realm of handcrafted, custom firearms have earned him a devoted and loyal following.
One of the top 1911 experts in the field, his faithful yet innovative redesign and painstaking reproduction of the John Browning classic have resulted in a set of handmade, hand-fit guns that are every bit as precise and reliable as they are stunning.
A master of Old World Craftsmanship, Schauland’s artisanship is a prime example of American exceptionalism at its finest and is matched only by his superior work ethic, dedication to perfecting his craft, and adherence to uncompromising standards.
Alchemy Custom Weaponry is a division of Cabot Gun Co, LLC.

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Pre-Order the Remington M24 Today!

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The first shipment of Remington M24 Sniper Rifles is expected to arrive soon and there are only a few rifles that haven’t been reserved! These are part of aEuroOptic Exclusive run of the legendary sniper rifle to commemorate the founding of both the Army Sniper School and the Army Sniper Association! Don’t miss out on this chance to own an iconic rifle that has faithfully served in every US military conflict from Operation Just Cause to the Global War on Terror – Reserve Your Own M24 Sniper Rifle Today!

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SIG SAUER Academy Partners with FLIR Systems to Expand Capabilities of Night Vision Operators Course

 

NEWINGTON, N.H., (September 9, 2019) – SIG SAUER Academy, the leading provider of the highest quality firearms and tactical instruction in the world, is pleased to announce a partnership with FLIR Systems for the Night Vision Operator course , to include the addition of cutting-edge FLIR Night Vision and Thermal Imaging equipment.

SIG SAUER Academy Partners with FLIR Systems to Expand Capabilities of Night Vision Operators Course

“The addition of FLIR products to our Night Vision Operator course will allow SIG SAUER Academy students to experience the latest and some of the most innovative night vision devices, and expand their operational capabilities.  This partnership adds significant depth to the course curriculum and allows our students to train with the same equipment in use with Special Forces across the globe,” began Steve “Mato” Matulewicz, Vice President, SIG SAUER, Inc.

The SIG SAUER Academy Night Vision Operator Course is designed for law enforcement and military units to enhance their capabilities and safety with night vision and thermal imagining equipment for critical situations.  Taught by experienced Special Forces Operators, students will be introduced to equipment in use with law enforcement and the military while learning tactics to supplement existing methods and procedures.

“The addition of FLIR night vision and thermal technology to the suite of optics offered at SIG SAUER Academy will better equip users with the tactical advantage to not only protect themselves, but complete their mission safely and effectively,” added Jamie Dery, Vice President and General Manager of FLIR’s Outdoor and Tactical Division. “We’re excited to partner with an industry leading brand to better the lives and livelihoods of our customers.”

Founded in 1978, FLIR Systems is a world-leading industrial technology company focused on intelligent sensing solutions for defense, industrial, and commercial applications. FLIR Systems’ vision is to be “The World’s Sixth Sense,” creating technologies to help professionals make more informed decisions that save lives and livelihoods.

The next offering of Night Vision Operator is November 12, 2019 at SIG SAUER Academy in Epping, New Hampshire. 

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 visit:sigsauer.com.

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