RWS Meisterkugeln Pistol Pellets Win Hard Air Magazine’s Gold Award

FORT SMITH, AR (March 4th, 2018)– Hard Air Magazine, a monthly e-zine dedicated to the air gun industry, announced their first Gold Awards recently. We are proud to announce that the RWS Meisterkugeln 7.0 grain Pistol Pellets were selected as a recipient of Hard Air’s award.

The RWS Meisterkugeln Pistol Pellets are renowned for having excellent performance in both pistols and select rifles. RWS stresses high quality manufacturing that results in superior performance on the range. Hard Air Magazine spoke to the meticulous pellet-to-pellet consistency that RWS strives to create in each pellet.

RWS Meisterkugeln Pistol Pellets are optimized to operate in air powered action and competition pistols like those made by Umarex. Their shape, weight, and cleanliness lends to the performance and consistency that shooters North America have come to expect from RWS. Distributed by Umarex USA, RWS Pellets are available through many fine air gun retailers throughout the US and Canada.


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

About RWS

RUAG Ammotec, located in Sulzbach-Rosenberg and Fuerth, Germany, manufactures RWS airgun pellets as part of a larger hunting, shooting, law enforcement and military ammunition. RUAG in Switzerland and Dynamit Nobel in Germany combined their ammunition production to form RUAG Ammotec in 2002. Both have a rich history in small arms ammunition, and continues their success as Alfred Nobel’s creation – Dynamit Nobel through inventions, innovation and trailblazing resolve.

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Aimpoint Announces Limited Run of Micro T-2™ Flat Dark Earth Sights


Manassas, Virginia – March 15, 2018 – Aimpoint, the originator and worldwide leader in reflex sighting technology, has announced the launch of a limited run of Micro T-2™ carbine ready sights in Flat Dark Earth (FDE) color. This is the first time the company has offered an FDE finished sight to the US market.

The sights are being finished with Cerakote® H-Series surface coating – an advanced thin-film ceramic coating that bonds completely with the aluminum alloy housing of the sight. Cerakote® finishes are known worldwide for their corrosion and chemical resistance, UV and thermal stability, and durability under extreme conditions.

“We needed to match our choice of color surface finish with the durability and performance of the Micro T-2 sight,” said Jonas Ardemalm, Director of Commercial Sales & Marketing at Aimpoint AB. “Cerakote® offers an extremely durable coating that has been proven to perform under very demanding conditions, and it offers advantages beyond typical paint applications. We are very happy to offer this enhanced Micro T-2 to our customers in the USA.”

This initial run of FDE Micro T-2 sights is being offered on a test basis through a select group of authorized Aimpoint Dealers in the USA, and they are expected to sell out quickly.

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Federal Premium Receives Five-Year Duty Ammunition Contract from Norway, Sweden and Denmark


ANOKA, Minnesota – March 15, 2018 – Federal Premium is proud to have secured a significant ammunition contract with the Swedish Police Authority, Danish National Police and Norwegian Police. These forces have committed to a five-year contract beginning in 2018 for the delivery of 223 Rem./5.56x45mm Tactical Bonded and 308 Win. Tactical Bonded Tip ammunition for use in all duty rifles.
“Police in Norway, Sweden and Denmark will now be relying on Federal Premium in their duty rifles to keep their residents safe and protected,” said Federal Premium President Jason Vanderbrink. “We’re extremely proud of this important contract. Our Tactical Bonded ammunition was chosen for its reliability, accuracy, terminal performance and ability to defeat barriers.”
Designed to penetrate the toughest barriers while maintaining terminal performance, both rounds have quickly become the choice for some of the most intense duty situations. The 308 Win. load in particular achieves accuracy and terminal performance unmatched by other ammunition.
Federal Premium is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Federal Premium, go to

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Tulster Introduces the IWB Profile Holster for Sig P365 Pistols

Jenks, Oklahoma (March 15, 2018) – Perhaps the Glock 43 has some competition – who knows? Between sales and end-user feedback, only time will tell of the impact the Sig Sauer P365 has on the gun market. This high-capacity, micro-compact pistol was released earlier this year at Shot Show 2018. According to Sig, this revolutionary new concealed carry firearm is the one gun you can carry every day of the year. The Sig P365 appears to be the perfect balance between capacity and concealability with the ability to be in a class of it’s own. In response to our Tulster fans, we decided to include a holster for this highly sought-after pistol.

From the ground up, the Profile Holster was designed to be an ultra-concealable, minimalistic, appendix carry holster without the drawbacks. Distinct features such as the matte-edge finish and minimal material used facilitate in a comfortable fit providing maximum concealment for concealed carry.

Each AIWB Profile holster is formed to the Sig P365 for a snug fit with low drag. The adjustable retention along with the inherent positive retention “SNAP” ensures the firearm is secure when holstered.

Removal of extra material between the muzzle and retention screw adds to a layer of comfort without digging into the body or thigh. The trigger guard is intentionally undercut to promote a higher grip on the Sig and allow for a magazine release while the firearm is fully holstered.

From the injection molded belt clip to the soft loop option, the cant settings are easily adjustable from 0-15 degrees to allow for a perfect grip on the Sig P365.

This Profile holster can be ordered in many different colors and patterns for either Right or Left handed shooters.

Holster Features:

  • Undercut trigger guard.
  • Works with Quick Clip or Softloop Kit.
  • Adjustable retention.
  • Adjust cant from 0-15 degrees.
  • Full sweat shield.
  • Rounded and matte edges.
  • Minimal material.

For more information about Tulster products, visit:

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Savage 110 Long Range Hunter

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – March 15, 2018 – Making a long-distance shot on the trophy of a lifetime requires not only a rifle built for extreme accuracy, but a rifle built for you. The easy-to-customize, incredibly accurate Savage 110 Long Range Hunter is up to the challenge. Shipments of these firearms are currently being delivered to dealers.
The Savage 110 Long Range Hunter’s AccuFit system lets you easily customize the length-of-pull and comb height for a personalized fit, while the user-adjustable AccuTrigger offers a crisp, clean pull.
Together with the AccuStock, which secures the action three-dimensionally along its entire length, the 110 Long Range Hunter provides the fit and function of a custom rifle—right out of the box. Plus, its 26-inch button rifled barrel provides the utmost precision and consistency, and is topped with a muzzle brake.
A long list of caliber options also include 280 Ackley Improved and 338 Lapua Mag.
Features & Benefits
• AccuFit system lets shooters quickly adjust comb height and length-of-pull
• User-adjustable AccuTrigger
• AccuStock rail system secures the action three-dimensionally along its entire length
• Gray synthetic stock
• 26-inch button-rifled barrel with Savage proprietary muzzle brake
• Hinged floorplate magazine (detachable box magazine on 338 Lapua Magnum)
• Soft grip overmold fore-end and pistol grip surfaces
• New Model 110 design and ergonomics
Part No. / Description / MSRP
57021 / 6.5 Creedmoor, 26-inch barrel / $1,099
57022 / 260 Rem., 26-inch barrel / $1,099
57023 / 308 Win., 26-inch barrel / $1,099
57024 / 300 WSM., 26-inch barrel / $1,099
57025 / 338 Federal, 26-inch barrel / $1,099
57034 / 6.5X284 Norma, 26-inch barrel / $1,099
57035 / 7mm Rem. Mag., 26-inch barrel / $1,099
57036 / 300 Win. Mag., 26-inch barrel / $1,099
57147 / 280 Ackley Improved, 26-inch barrel / $1,099
57037 / 338 Lapua Mag., 26-inch barrel / $1,299
Savage is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. To learn more about Savage, visit

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Integration of the sUAS In Training and Tactical Operations

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The integration of the sUAS in training and tactical operations is expanding the capabilities of EU responders and is providing a level of close quarters security previously unavailable.

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DNA Labs International’s Rachel Oefelein Announced as Workshop Chair for International Symposium of Human Identification (ISHI)

Oefelein, DNA Labs International’s quality assurance manager and senior DNA analyst, has been announced as the Workshop Chair for the “Evaluation of Testimony Topics of 2018 – Preparing as an Expert Witness for DNA Testimony in Today’s Courtroom” Workshop at ISHI, held in Phoenix, Arizona, Sept. 24 – 27, 2018.

Deerfield Beach, Fla. (March 2018)DNA Labs International, a private forensic laboratory in Broward County, Florida, announces that its very own Rachel Oefelein has been named the Workshop Chair for the “Evaluation of Testimony Topics of 2018 – Preparing as an Expert Witness for DNA Testimony in Today’s Courtroom” Workshop at the International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI), to be held at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, Sept. 24 – 27, 2018. This particular workshop will be held Sept. 27 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. The intended audience includes forensic scientists, students, attorneys, laboratory managers and training managers.

The presenters at this workshop have testified throughout the year, both nationally and internationally. An evaluation of common DNA testimony topics encountered in 2018 trials by analysts will be discussed. The panel will discuss specific questions received from prosecution and defense attorneys and possible responses in expert witness testimony. The workshop will be conducted in an open forum format where attendees will be encouraged to contribute and bring forward additional testimony topics. The workshop will conclude with a question and answer session in a mock court format. Questions and topics will be accepted by attendees both before and during the workshop.

During the workshop, attendees will gain a better understanding of:

  • Probabilistic genotyping (STRmix™ software and TrueAllele software)
  • The likelihood ratio
  • Phenotyping and forensic genealogy
  • Secondary transfer (including the most recent publications on transfer)
  • Next generation sequencing (NGS) / Massively Parallel Sequencing (MPS)
  • Responding to forensic implications from media publications/landmark court decisions
  • Introducing new technology to the courtroom: Daubert, Frye, Frye-Mack, Rule 702, etc.

Rachel Oefelein, Quality Assurance Manager/Senior DNA Analyst, DNA Labs International.

Rachel Oefelein is the quality assurance manager and senior DNA analyst for DNA Labs International. She received her MSc in Forensic Science from the University of Strathclyde and her BS in Criminal Justice, with a Forensic Science Minor, from Loyola University of New Orleans. Oefelein worked at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory (AFDIL) for nearly five years. She interned at the Forensic Lab in Krakow, Poland and is a board member for an animal rescue group.

Now in its 29th year, ISHI is a symposium focused on DNA analysis. Approximately 950 scientists, DNA analysts, law enforcement and legal and ethical experts from around the world gather to share the latest technologies, announce new product concepts and debate policy issues. The conference is open to all practitioners and suppliers of DNA analysis for human identification.

To learn more about DNA Labs International’s capabilities, visit

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Vertx Redefines Tactical Gloves with Launch of Innovative Line For 2018

Vertx® Redefines Tactical Gloves with Launch of Innovative Line For 2018



Vertx®, a leading manufacturer in low-profile apparel and gear, announces the launch of a new cutting-edge tactical glove line designed to further support the Prepared Professional™. This new line of gloves consists of four innovative styles including the VaporCore™ Shooter, Rapid LT, FR Assaulter and FR Breacher.
All four gloves share similar features including articulated pre-curved fingers that provide exceptional fit and dexterity necessary for comfort and functionality. Strong hook and loop wrist closures ensure a secure fit and double needle topstitch reinforcement in all key areas maximizes the gloves life-span. The gloves mimic human skin through the use of natural goatskin suede, enabling a better sense of touch. The middle finger and thumb also include conductive touchpoints for use with smartphones and other touchscreen technology.

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Eurooptic’s March Rifle Markdowns

Spring cleaning is fun when it means you save big bucks — so when we tell you that we’ve lowered prices on top-shelf rifles by thousands of dollars, that means EuroOptic’s Spring cleaning is much better than the kind that your wife makes you do. Check out these rifles, all priced to move – these deals are for current stock only!

And don’t forget our Spring Cleaning Sale — remember, you have to add these products to your shopping cart to see the sale price!! | (570) 368-3920

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MasterPiece Arms Proudly Serves and Provides Products for Law Enforcement

MasterPiece Arms chassis and rifle systems, as well as a variety of related accessories, now available to the law enforcement community.

Comer, Ga. (March 2018)MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA BA Rifles and Chassis Systems, has set its sights on the law enforcement market. With the recent addition of its new Law Enforcement / Military Sales Coordinator, Trinity Brown, MPA is poised to expand its offerings of high quality and precision-built rifles and chassis systems, as well as a variety of related accessories for these platforms, to the law enforcement market. MPA proudly serves and provides products to local, state and federal law enforcement.

“At MPA, we believe that innovation distinguishes between being a leader and a follower, and we aim to lead when it comes to precision-built bolt action rifles and chassis systems. Our products have been embraced by the Precision Rifle Series community and we know that the same qualities that these competitors love in our products will also benefit the law enforcement community. Our products, combined with Trinity’s deep knowledge of the law enforcement market, is a winning combination that will help bring the MPA brand to the forefront of the law enforcement sector,” commented Phil Cashin, MPA President.

The law enforcement community, particularly SWAT teams, are looking for rifles that are both accurate and reliable, both qualities that MPA’s chassis and rifle systems are well known for. MPA will work with each agency and SWAT team to determine exactly what rifle system they need to complete their mission.

For all law enforcement related inquiries, please contact Brown For more information on MasterPiece Arms and their product line of rifles, chassis systems and accessories, visit

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Dark Storm Industries (DSI) Rifles and Accessories Now Distributed by Camfour

Camfour, a leader in wholesale firearms distribution, will now carry the full line of DSI AR-style rifles and accessories.

DS-15 Typhoon Standard Rifle

Oakdale, N.Y. (March 2018)Dark Storm Industries (DSI), a New York based firearms manufacturer, is pleased to announce their full line of DSI rifles will now be available to FFL dealers through Camfour.

“Camfour is one of the leading firearms distributors in the nation,” Ed Newman, co-founder and owner of DSI said. “Their reputation within the industry is stellar. Camfour is focused on providing superior service to their dealers, as well as their manufacturers. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with this top tier firearms distributor.”

“Camfour is pleased to be representing Dark Storm Industries quality line of AR platform custom built rifles. This innovative company has addressed most of the compliance obstacles experienced by dealers and consumers in many states across the nation with specific compliant AR SKUs,” Bill Howe, VP of Operations for Camfour added. “This is a solution-based company we’re proud to represent and look forward to growing our business with Dark Storm.”

Camfour was founded in 1952 by the late Al Ferst, in Springfield, Massachusetts. In the early years, Camfour distributed a variety of products in the outdoor, fishing and hunting markets. Eventually, Camfour reestablished itself in Westfield, Massachusetts and focused solely on the firearms industry. Camfour has lead the technology revolution in the firearms distribution sector by introducing PCGun, an online ordering software, in 1984 and again this year with the new EZGun software for dealers. EZGun offers dealers the ability to have instant access to inventory and the ability to order 24/7. In 2003, Camfour purchased Hill Country Wholesale in Pflugerville, Texas. Camfour Inc. / Hill Country Wholesale now serves their customers from two locations.

DSI, launched in 2012, as a result of two individuals frustrated by local dealers who did not stock AR style rifle parts, has focused on providing the shooting enthusiast, in any state, an AR platform modern sporting rifle designed and built like a custom gun, but not at custom prices. DSI rifle receivers, bolt carrier groups, barrels and other parts are USA made. Patented lowers give DSI the edge when it comes to providing exceptional compliant rifles to all 50 states. DSI rifles come in a variety of configurations in the standard, fixed mag and “featureless” models and in a variety of calibers from .22LR, 5.56, .300 Blackout, 9mm, .308 and 6.5 Creedmoor.

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Tested & Recommended: Sightmark Pinnacle 5-30×50

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Elite reviewers from the National Tactical Officers Association membership evaluation program have announced their findings on the Sightmark Pinnacle 5-30×50 riflescope. The Pinnacle took home an overall score of 4.4 with perfect scores from one reviewer in 8 categories including design, performance and accuracy.

Since 2003, NTOA members have tested more than 2,000 products in real world situations through the NTOA’s Member Tested and Recommended Program (MTRP). Results of these tests are shared with the law enforcement community in our magazine, The Tactical Edge, our online database, our eNewsletters and the product manufacturers themselves.

The MTRP logo is widely displayed on product packaging, ads and websites, and is regarded by many LE agencies as paramount to their product purchasing decisions.

Learn more about the NTOA’s testing program can be found on their website at

Sellmark has made their Law Enforcement team available for government entities at 817-225-0310 ext 288.

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CCI Adds to Mini-Mag Product Line with Segmented Hollow Point

LEWISTON, Idaho – March 13, 2018 – CCI Ammunition is pleased to announce an addition to its popular Mini-Mag rimfire product line. New Mini-Mag Segmented Hollow Point combines all of what made the original a favorite with a bullet engineered to split into three equal-size parts on impact, creating three distinct wound channels that quickly take down small game and varmints. Shipments are being delivered to dealers.
Mini-Mag remains one of CCI’s most popular 22 LR lines, offering unbeatable accuracy, high velocities, flat trajectories and superior reliability. New Mini-Mag Segmented Hollow Point also features CCI’s extremely reliable priming and specialized powders for clean, Iconsistent ignition.
Features & Benefits
• Segmented Hollow Point bullet
• Bullet design splits into three equal size parts on impact
• Flat shooting and highly accurate to maximize effective range
• Reliable feeding
• Clean-burning powder causes significantly less barrel fouling
• Consistent CCI priming
Part No. / Description / MSRP
36CC / Mini-Mag 22 LR 40-grain SHP / $9.95
CCI is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on CCI Ammunition, go to

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Fort Bragg To Host Exercise Warfighter

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One thousand soldiers from the UK’s 3rd Division will deploy to Ft. Bragg North Carolina where they will train with the 18th Airborne Division. This is the largest British training deployment in quite some time. The objective is to assess unit readiness to conduct  operations in a modern battlefield. Exercise Warfighter will kick off later in March.

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On Target Magazine Honors Federal Train + Protect with Editors’ Choice Award

ANOKA, Minnesota – March 13, 2018 – On Target magazine recently recognized Federal Train + Protect ammunition with an Editors’ Choice Award. The load’s Versatile Hollow Point (VHP) bullet design helped earn the title, part of the magazine’s 16th annual awards program.
“We are proud that the editors of On Target presented Train + Protect with this award,” said Federal Premium President Jason Vanderbrink. “To maximize versatility and value, Train + Protect ammunition is loaded to produce consistent performance on the range and in defense situations. We know the magazine’s readers will agree.”
On Target is one of the leading publications in the shooting sports industry. Its staff tests and reviews guns, ammunition and hunting products, and presents the results in a straightforward, no-nonsense format that provides all the information consumers need to make purchase decisions. The print version of On Target can be picked up free at any of the nearly 2,000 firearm and hunting product retailers nationwide that distribute the magazine.
The On Target Editors’ Choice Awards are reserved for the best of the best new products—those which demonstrate outstanding technical achievement and/or represent an extraordinary value for the money.
The Federal Train + Protect VHP bullet design provides both precise, practical performance at the range, and instant, reliable expansion on impact. The result is the ideal combination for training as well as defense. It is available in 115-grain 9mm Luger, 180-grain 40 S&W, and 230-grain 45 Auto, in 50- or 100-count packs.
Federal Premium is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Federal Premium, go to

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Mantis X at NuernbergMesse


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Khi from Strategic demonstrates the Mantis X Shooting Performance System. We had a chance to review Mantis X and you can read all about it here.

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Pulsar Thermal and Digital Technology on Display at NRA 2018

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – The 147th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits will take place in Dallas, TX at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, May 3-6 and Pulsar is proud to announce attendance! Pulsar’s current award-winning lineup of digital night vision and thermal optics will be on display at BOOTH #12146. The highly-anticipated Accolade, Trail LRF thermals and Digisight Ultra N355 digital night vision riflescopes will be showcased for the first time to consumers.

Free to all NRA members and their families (spouse and children under 18 years old), the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits will be attended by over 80,000 firearm enthusiasts and feature 800+ exhibitors. Not only will the industry’s latest and greatest be on display, but there will also be a jam-packed schedule of seminars, workshops, special events and more!

If plans to attend the NRA Annual Meetings in Dallas, TX are in your future, be sure to stop by Pulsar booth #12146 to learn more about new world-class thermal and digital technology taking the industry by storm.

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About Pulsar

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



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Swiss U-space & Airmap Join Forces

AirMap and skyguide have joined forces to develop Europe’s first national drone traffic management system in Switzerland.

Following Europe’s first-ever live demonstration of U-space last fall, AirMap and skyguide have partnered to advance the development of U-space infrastructure, beginning with a nationwide deployment of AirMap UTM in Switzerland.

Swiss U-space will ensure that all categories of drones and all types of missions can safely take flight in Switzerland’s airspace via sophisticated U-space services, including:

  • Blockchain-based registration
  • Tools for situational awareness
  • Dynamic geofencing
  • Instant digital airspace authorization
  • Real-time traffic alerts
  • Live drone telemetry

In a pilot phase starting in June 2018, skyguide and AirMap plan to integrate the AirMap UTM platform with skyguide’s infrastructure and introduce automated flight authorization in a single airspace environment.
Skyguide and AirMap will also develop a roadmap for Swiss U-space that will set the stage for the deployment of a fully operational drone traffic management system in 2019 and beyond.

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Laura Burgess Marketing (LBM) Celebrates 15 Years of Innovation in Public Relations and Marketing Communications

New Bern, N.C. (March 2018) –  Laura Burgess Marketing (LBM) celebrates 15 years as the public relations and marketing communications firm of choice for the law enforcement, tactical, military, shooting sports, boating and recreational fishing markets. In this highly competitive industry, LBM has distinguished itself with its first-rate customer service and its organic, flexible and nimble business structure, capable of adjusting swiftly to its clients’ needs. LBM also prides itself on the connections it has made within the law enforcement, military, private security and tactical markets throughout its 15-year history.

LBM was founded in 2003 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire by firearms industry veteran Laura Burgess as a boutique public relations and marketing communications firm. The company relocated to its current location in New Bern, North Carolina in the summer of 2010 and continues to help companies engage their customers and sell product through traditional and digital media methods. Now in its 15th year, LBM has grown to include a satellite office in Maryland, as well as opened a new division of its brand, Make Big Noise (MBN), in 2014. MBN is a press release distribution software service that provides start-ups, small businesses and busy businesses in niche industries the opportunity to reach the media and news outlets that care about their stories.

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Laura Burges, Founder and President, LBM

“I am pleased to have served so many companies in the shooting sports and law enforcement industries over these past 15 years. We have had the pleasure of helping many new companies get their marketing feet under them and launching them successfully. Our success, however, is also in part to our industry media. We are deeply indebted to all of the editors, writers and bloggers that have shared our content with their audience. Whether it’s just reposting a press release or reviewing a product, it is our industry media that has helped our clients’ businesses grow,” said Laura Burgess, founder and president of LBM.

The goal of LBM has always been to service and propel the brands of small to medium sized businesses who often either do not have the budget, time or marketing expertise. With over 40 combined years of experience in marketing, corporate management and public relations, LBM helps companies build better brand awareness to the media and their customers through traditional and emerging media methods.

LBM currently offers a full range of public relations and marketing communication services as part of its retainer program, including, but not limited to, public and writer relations, event planning, media analysis, scheduling and buying, advertising strategies, product introductions, corporate communications, market research, editorial placement, product placement, digital and content marketing, news wire services and social media optimization.

LBM also offers a la carte services to companies who may not need a PR Agency on retainer, such as the popular LBM PR Wire. For $400, companies can utilize the LBM team to write and distribute one press release to LBM’s proprietary and web-based subscription databases. LBM also offers a social media only package that includes the development of a monthly posting calendar suited to the client’s brand, as well as platform monitoring and management.

Looking to learn more about LBM’s bundle of services for your company? Reach out or call 252-288-5805.

For more information on Laura Burgess Marketing, please visit www.lauraburgess.comor email Find us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitterand LinkedIn.

    About Laura Burgess Marketing:

Laura Burgess Marketing provides public relations and marketing communications to companies within the law enforcement, tactical, military, shooting sports and outdoor markets. Laura Burgess, an industry veteran, and staff have over 40 years of combined experience in PR, marketing, social media and content development. Laura Burgess Marketing’s current client list includes: Adaptive Tactical, Cimarron Firearms Company, Copper Basin Gear, Creedmoor® Sports, DNA Labs International, Dark Storm Industries, LLC, DoubleStar Corp., Full Conceal, IWI US, Lyman Products, MasterPiece Arms Inc., Morphix Technologies, National Association of Police Equipment Distributors, National Tactical Officers Association, NiteSite, Parabon NanoLabs, Shell Shock Technologies and Trailblazer Firearms. Laura Burgess Marketing is headquartered in New Bern, North Carolina, with a satellite office in Maryland.

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Sneak Preview: Spyderco’s Elegant and Rustproof Caribbean



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Coming up in April, I’ll be telling you about my experience with this really sexy folder from Spyderco. The Caribbean is not only visually pleasing, its flat ground, rustproof, blade makes this impressive folder an exceptional choice for boaters or anyone working in a maritime environment.

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Jim Gilliland to Teach LUCID Optics Long Range Shooting Clinic at The Private Range Complex at King B Farm

53a1c86c-37ed-4f74-af82-77c8dd5bcb79(Wyoming) – Now is the time for shooters to book their exclusive training experience! LUCID Optics, manufacturer of the best value line of optics on the market, is proud to release details for its first LUCID Long Range Shooting Clinic of 2018.
This first clinic will be held on April 28 at The Private Range Complex at King B Farm, a world class training facility located in Ardmore, TN, just outside of Nashville. LUCID’s expert guest instructor will be pro-shooter and Master Sergeant Jim Gilliland, a recently retired Army veteran with an extensive list of both military and civilian accomplishments. Gilliland’s impressive experience during his Army career and as a civilian trainer and professional consultant give him a unique edge and valuable perspective as an instructor. The expertise Gilliland brings combined with the beautiful property and cutting-edge range facility will offer shooting enthusiasts a dream opportunity.
The clinic will be divided into two sections including classroom time and range time. During the in-class portion, Gilliland will give a presentation covering the following topics: course introduction, equipment selection, rifle maintenance, precision shooting mechanics, ballistic basics, environmental basics, quality spotting and understanding optical units of measure. Afterwards, attendees will put their new knowledge into practice at the range with exclusive on-site training from Gilliland. Topics for range time will include a safety brief, proper zeroing, scope manipulation, cold bore/grouping drills and shooting drills. The range time will conclude with a competitive performance test among the shooters.
The cost to attend the clinic is $1,100 per person. The participants will be training with the Lucid MLX 4.5-18×44 FFP rifle scope and mount, which they will keep after completing the clinic. Attendees may bring their own rifle or use a Remington rifle that will be provided. For more information, or to sign up for the clinic, contact Amy Robison at or call 256.497.1024.
Master Sergeant Jim Gilliland retired from a 20-yr active duty Army career where he served in the 3rd Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment as Indirect Fire Infantryman (Mortar Gunner), Forward Observer, Sniper, Spotter, RTO, Team Leader and Squad Leader. He served multiple deployments to Afghanistan, and participated in the highly televised night combat Airborne Assault in the Helmand Providence on Oct 19, 2001. His experience and skills led him to serve as instructor and trainer in multiple capacities. He selected and trained a Sniper Section from scratch in 2004 and deployed for a year as a Sniper Section Leader. His sniper section was recognized as the best Sniper Section in Iraq in 2005 by the Joint Chief Counter IED Task Force. Gilliland is accredited with taking a record successful single shot engagement with a 7.62 rifle. He also served as a Ranger Instructor for 3 years, a Platoon Sergeant during his 2nd tour in Iraq, and served in the Soldier Requirement Division’s Small Arms Branch where he was involved in the selection and development process for future Army small arms. Gilliland also worked in a Battalion Operations Office which oversees most of the small arms training ranges and schools in Fort Benning, GA. After turning in his retirement notice, Gilliland spent his remaining time in the Army revising the Marksmanship and Sniper manuals.
Since leaving his military career, Gilliland has continued to expand his expertise in tactical and weapons training. He has taught for Blackwater USA, Xe and US Training Centers. He and his wife, Melissa, are the founders of Shadow 6 Consulting (S6C), a firearms and tactics training, development and industry consulting firm. Gilliland also competes as a long range shooter and was the sole Sniper/Long Gun instructor at the 2013 Indiana Swat Officers Association convention. He has appeared in multiple shooting and defense training videos and hosts his own segments on “Trigger Time” on the Pursuit Channel. He is also featured on three History Channel Programs in the “Sniper” series where he gives interviews and shares technical information. He has been featured in numerous print publications including books, novels and magazine articles. He has served as the Director of Training for the US Optics Academy and currently runs daily operations and training schedules for his own company S6C. Gilliland and his wife strive to operate their business with family values, selfless service, humble demeanor, friendly business style and American patriotism.
To learn more and see the full lineup of LUCID Optics products, visit

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Streamlight’s Compact High Performance TLR-8 Weapon Mounted Laser-Light Combo


With the 2018 introduction of the TLR-7 and TLR-8, Streamlight addressed a market need for professional grade weapon mounted lighting suitable to the many compact platforms entering the CCW market.  In my review, I present the  impressive new offering from Streamlight.


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Air Venturi Releases Nomad 4500 PSI Portable Compressor

Compact compressor is designed to fill PCP guns directly from a wall outlet or a car battery

Solon, Ohio (March 8, 2018) – Air Venturi, the leading manufacturer and importer of airgun, airsoft, and ammunition brands, is introducing the Air Venturi Nomad, a 4500 PSI portable air compressor built for the airgunner on the move. Now available at, the release offers a portable, affordable filling option for PCP shooters.

“With the release of the Air Venturi 4500 PSI Compressor last year, we gave airgunners one of the first affordable PCP fill stations, a workhorse that could fill tanks and PCP guns alike at a much faster rate.” Says Kristen Coss, Marketing Manager at Air Venturi, “The Nomad is positioned as a portable fill station you can take with you, and is designed for filling PCP guns directly. It won’t fill as fast as the original AV compressor, but can easily pressurize a 250cc cylinder from empty to filled in just 9 minutes. If you have access to a car battery, you can fill your gun in as little as 3 minutes.”

According to Paul Milkovich, Air Venturi’s Director of Business Development, the Air Venturi Nomad Compressor marks a turning point in PCP airgunning and may attract more users to PCP airguns. “Typically compressors can be heavy, large, and have to stay cooped up in the garage. With an MSRP of $549.99, our compressor puts fast, portable refills within reach, at an attractive price.”

The Nomad plugs into a standard 110V outlet or attaches to a standard car battery. Once connected, it can fill PCP guns directly up to to 4500 psi with an adjustable cut-off switch. Each compressor includes a hose with female quick disconnect fitting, integrated moisture catch, and a bleed valve.

Approximate fill times:

Benjamin Marauder Pistol (65cc): 0-3000 psi in approx. 3 min
Diana Stormrider (100cc): 0-3000 psi in approx. 3:45 min
Air Arms S510 Xtra FAC (231cc): 1450-2900 psi in approx. 5:30 min
Ataman M2R Carbine Ultra Compact (130cc): 0-4350 psi in approx. 8 min
Evanix Rainstorm (250cc): 0 – 3000 psi in approx. 9 minutes
Airforce Texan (490cc): 0-3000 psi in approx. 17 min

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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – March 9, 2018 – Bushnell, an industry leader in high-performance sport optics, announces the release of a new Bushnell Ballistics App powered by the proven and powerful Applied Ballistics Ultralite Engine.
The new Bushnell Ballistics App is a companion app to use with Bushnell riflescopes to calculate firing solutions for ammunition and rifle combinations. The app allows users to use current atmospheric data and AB Laboratory bullet data to calculate the hold-overs needed to make precise shooting solutions.
“The new Bushnell Ballistics App is powered by the Applied Ballistics Ultralite engine, the most trusted ballistics data-cruncher in the industry,” said Bushnell Marketing Manager Matt Rice. “With a clean and user-friendly interface, this app allows users to easily build and modify gun profiles and build range cards to calculate firing solutions based on their specific scope and ammunition choices. All of our Bushnell scopes and reticles have been pre-loaded, giving users simple ballistic solutions anywhere they go.”
The free app works on both Android and iOS operating systems, and is available on Google Play and the App Store. It is optimized for Bushnell riflescopes and reticles, but is compatible with all optics. Once downloaded, the app functions off the grid, with no cell service required.
The app features AB Connect, which gives users a live library of G1/G7 data as well as the Applied Ballistics Bullet Library with more than 740 pre-loaded bullets. The Bushnell scope library features more than 150 scopes and 30 reticle options. Gun profile management provides up to five saved profiles with reticle-based firing solutions. Plus, multiple target engagement saves up to five targets. Atmospheric data can be updated manually or from the internet when connected. Angle range compensation is also calculated. Range cards can be shared or printed using the Email Range Card Function.
“The new Bushnell Ballistic App puts the power of long-range, first-shot accuracy into the hands of any shooter,” Rice said. “Like all of our products, it was designed to perform in any condition and to offer our consumers true value, with features that far exceed the price—which, in this case, is free!”
To download the app, simply go to Google Play or the App Store and search “Bushnell Ballistics” to get started.
Bushnell, a Vista Outdoor brand, is one of the most recognizable and trusted names in precision hunting, tactical and recreational optics and accessories. For more information, visit

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Department of Justice Submits Notice of Proposed Regulation Banning Bump Stocks


Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Today the Department of Justice submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a notice of a proposed regulation to clarify that the definition of “machinegun” in the National Firearms Act and Gun Control Act includes bump stock type devices, and that federal law accordingly prohibits the possession, sale, or manufacture of such devices.
“President Trump is absolutely committed to ensuring the safety and security of every American and he has directed us to propose a regulation addressing bump stocks,” said Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “To that end, the Department of Justice has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget a notice of a proposed regulation to clarify that the National Firearms and Gun Control Act defines ‘machinegun’ to include bump stock type devices.”
This submission is a formal requirement of the regulatory review process.  Once approved by the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Justice will seek to publish this notice as expeditiously as possible.

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Larry Vickers Goes Over Beretta Shotguns and Pistols at SHOT SHOW 2018

Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical is a retired US Army 1st SFOD- Delta combat veteran with years of experience in the firearms industry as a combat marksmanship instructor and industry consultant. In recent years he has hosted tactical firearms related TV shows with the latest being TacTV of which Bravo Company is a presenting sponsor. Larry Vickers special operations background is one of the most unique in the industry today; he has been directly or indirectly involved in the some of the most significant special operations missions of the last quarter century. During Operation Just Cause he participated in Operation Acid Gambit – the rescue of Kurt Muse from Modelo Prison in Panama City, Panama. As a tactics and marksmanship instructor on active duty he helped train special operations personnel that later captured Saddam Hussein and eliminated his sons Uday and Qusay Hussein. In addition he was directly involved in the design and development of the HK416 for Tier One SOF use which was used by Naval Special Warfare personnel to kill Osama Bin Laden. Larry Vickers has developed various small arms accessories with the most notable being his signature sling manufactured by Blue Force Gear and Glock accessories made by Tangodown. In addition he has maintained strong relationships with premium companies within the tactical firearms industry such as Blue Force Gear, BCM, Aimpoint, Black Hills Ammunition, Wilson Combat, Mile High Shooting, Red State Tactical, and Schmidt & Bender.

Larry Vickers travels the country conducting combat marksmanship classes for law abiding civilians, law enforcement and military and has partnered with Alias Training to coordinate classes to best meet the needs of the students attending the class.

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SIG SAUER Introduces 300 Win Mag SIG HT Hunting Ammunition

Newington, N.H. (March 1, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is now offering a 300 Win Mag round in its line of SIG HT™ premium-grade, copper hunting ammunition. This accurate hunting round features an all-copper bullet that delivers deep penetration and consistent 1.8x diameter expansion. The 165gr 300 Win Mag bullet has a muzzle velocity of 3,110 fps with muzzle energy of 3,543 ft-lbs, making it an excellent choice for medium-sized game such as deer.

“The 300 Win Mag is such a popular caliber with hunters, we wanted to add this round to our environmentally-friendly SIG HT line,” said Bud Fini, Executive Vice President of the SIG SAUER Ammunition Division and Special Projects. “All SIG HT offerings feature our proprietary, high-performance all-copper bullet which is now available in 300BLK, 223 Rem, 308 Win and 300 Win Mag loadings with additional chamberings to be added in the months ahead.”

SIG HT cartridges are made with premium nickel-plated shell cases, and flash-reduced propellant is used to minimize visible signature while shooting in low-light situations. Premium quality primers are also used to minimize variations in velocity.

The SIG HT ammunition is produced on state-of-the-art loading equipment with electromechanical monitoring for charge weight consistency and geometric conformity. All SIG SAUER Elite Performance Ammunition is manufactured by SIG SAUER at its new ammunition manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Arkansas to the same exacting standards as the company’s premium pistols and rifles. For more information, visit

“In my comprehensive and successful career, I’ve had the pleasure of working for some of the industry’s biggest brands, both domestically and internationally, working for the iconic SIG SAUER brand is definitely the pinnacle of my career,” said Joel Harris, Director, Media Relations & Communication.

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The Copper Basin Takedown Firearm Backpack Gen 3 is Now Shipping

The Gen 3 Takedown Firearm Backpack provides the ideal low-profile, discreet transport for over 30 models of Takedown-style or compact firearms.

Nampa, Idaho (March 2018)Copper Basin™, LLC, manufacturers of innovative, lightweight bags and packs for hunting, hiking and low-profile firearm storage,

proudly announces the third generation of its Takedown Firearm Backpack is now available and shipping directly from its website. With the ability to transport discreetly a variety of over 30 models of Takedown-style or compact firearms, this pack provides a stylish, non-descript alternative for transporting firearms while remaining purpose-built and ready for rapid deployment.

The Takedown Firearm Backpack has a quick access top flap for rapid removal and deployment of firearm components. This flap is part of a complete fold open design for easy access to components and gear at the range or in the field. The backpack’s dimensions have been designed to accommodate a variety of firearms with installed optics and bipods, with newly added longer internal pocket lids to accommodate an even wider variety of firearms. This diverse backpack also makes a good carry option for spotting scopes and other related gear. Layers of structural foam obscure the rifle’s signature contours and the interior of the pack’s pockets have been lined with fleece to protect the firearm and reduce noise.

The low-profile backpack has been upgraded with new, more durable materials and unveiled in a customer requested gray and black color scheme. Upgraded features include a new, heavier weight nylon in place of the original polyester, as well as durable faux leather used on the external base and in the internal pocket bottoms. A “lash tag” has been added to the rear of the pack to add to a discreet, pedestrian appearance. In this same vein, the external branding patch has been designed as removeable to allow for a total non-descript appearance. This also allows the customer to personalize the backpack with alternate patches if he or she so desires. Larger Velcro patches have been added on the internal pockets to make for quicker closing of the lids, while the addition of a sliding cinch allows the user to tighten an external bungee around gear. All of these new features and the Takedown Firearm Backpack MSRP still remains $99.99.

The Takedown Firearm Backpack is compatible with a variety of over 30 models of firearms, including the following makes and models:

  • Alaskan Lever Action Takedown Rifles
  • AR & AK Pistols
  • AOW Shotguns / Compact Shotguns
  • Century Arms AK Pistols
  • Century Arms Draco Pistols
  • Henry® Survival AR-7 Rifle
  • Kel-Tec Sub-2000 Rifles
  • Kriss Vector Gen II SDP and SBR
  • Ruger® 10/22 Takedown® Factory Rifle, 22 Charger™ and 22 Charger™ Takedown
  • Zenith Firearms MKE Z-5RS, MKE Z-5P, MKE Z-5K

Visit the compatibility tab at for more model numbers.

For more information on Copper Basin or to purchase the Takedown Firearm Backpack, visit

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Catalyst Arms is excited to introduce the Hammerhead bolt knob.  Designed for maximum control and ease of use when working a precision rifle action. The Hammerhead has a “waist” to capture the trigger finger, or edge of the hand, when popping the bolt up for round ejection and chambering.  It also provides extra surface area for a better grip, regardless of how the bolt is cycled. 

The Hammerhead is designed for maximum control and comfort when cycling a bolt action rifle.

The Hammerhead works with bolt handles with 5/16-24TPI threads such as the Ruger Precision Rifle and many others.

Machined from 6061-T6 aluminum and anodized black or red, the Catalyst Arms Hammerhead bolt knob installs without permanent modification to the rifle.  Simply remove the factory bolt knob and replace with the Hammerhead.  MSRP is $34.95 and is now available.  For more information visit

About Catalyst Arms: Catalyst Arms was founded in early 2017 with a simple goal; to develop innovative, shooter driven, truly useful firearms accessories. Ideation comes from time out in the field and behind the gun while hunting, shooting in competitions, plinking and even while carrying for personal protection.

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SFPD Bodycam Video of Shootout With Homicide Suspect

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Custom 1911s From Springfield

Custom Carry 1911-A1, .45ACP (CA Legal Model)


  • Custom fit slide to national match frame
  • Custom fit match barrel & bushing
  • Polish feed ramp & throat barrel
  • Springfield Custom tool steel match hammer & sear
  • Fitted aluminum trigger w/custom tuned 4.5 lb. trigger pull
  • Tuned for total reliability
  • Lowered & flared ejection port
  • Tuned & polished extractor
  • Standard recoil spring guide assembly
  • Custom fit beavertail grip safety
  • Extended single side thumb safety
  • Low mount Novak style rear sight
  • Dovetail front sight
  • Beveled & polished magazine well
  • Checkered cocobolo grips
  • Hand checkered flat mainspring housing (20LPI)
  • Standard carry bevel
  • Parkerized finish
  • 2 magazines

To view all of their models visit: Springfield Custom

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Tribe ID Platform, A New Generation of Accessories

Tel Aviv, Israel – (March 8, 2018) Black Bunker™, game-changing designer and marketer of distinctive tactical accessories for shooting sports and firearms enthusiasts, today unveiled an innovative holster identification system. The Tribe ID Platform is the industry’s first recognition system adapted for gun holsters that visibly communicates the identity of the person carrying.

“Leading the way for a new generation of accessories, the Tribe ID Platform can be adapted to any individual, unit, force, team, group, belief, organization, family, state, nationality, place, or tribe,” says President of Black Bunker, Romain Lecosnier. “Whether you’re in an urban or wilderness environment identification and communication is paramount. Customizing your holster with the Tribe ID Platform provides an added level of immediate, non-verbal contact making you even more prepared,” he said.

Initially designed for integration with one of the most popular holsters in the world, the Fobus GL-2ND for Glock pistols, the Tribe ID Platform is adaptable to other holsters and brands and offers an unlimited opportunity for gun holster customization.

The Tribe ID Platform is designed and manufactured in Israel to military-grade specifications and standards and accepts a custom-made 54mm patch. The reinforced polycarbonate construction fits Fobus GL-2ND holsters for Glock 19, 17, 22, 23, 31, 32, 34, 35.

Please visit Black Bunker at the 2018 IWA Outdoor Classics in booth 8-200 to see the new Tribe ID Platform and learn more.

For additional information on Black Bunker and the new Tribe ID Platform, please email ADAPT.SURVIVE@BLACK-BUNKER.COM, or visit the website at WWW.BLACK-BUNKER.COM.

About Black Bunker

Black Bunker is founded and managed by experienced firearms industry personnel and our work is driven by a strong passion for firearms and tactical products. Black Bunker’s vision is to enable people to adapt intelligently to ever changing urban and wilderness environments. We make sure that the vigilant citizen is prepared. Because you never know. When. Where.

We only make Game Changers: In the Black Bunker we conceive truly innovative tactical products based on sophisticated ideas and strong beliefs and we transform these into distinctive designs. For your security we deliver high-end gear straight from the Black Bunker.

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The Parkland Shooting incident left the State of Florida and the nation in shock but It also confirmed that we find ourselves with a media and Democratic Party who manipulated and weaponized our school kids to attack the Second Amendment. If that alone isn’t enough incentive to get you to the polls this November, I don’t know what will. However, regardless of your political leanings, I want you to put on your thinking cap and digest what I’m going to lay out below.

After 9-11 it became clear, or it should have become clear, that the United States is vulnerable to terrorism. Government responded by hardening airports with police and TSA checkpoints. Soon thereafter, power generating facilities and other critical infrastructure were identified and they too were hardened. How then does a soft target like a school get overlooked? How utterly incompetent can this batch of Democrats be? They have no interest in school safety or in solving problems, their agenda is undermining the 2nd Amendment at any cost.

My question to Democrats, and God bless Andrew Pollack for his efforts, what is it going to take for you to get off the 2nd Amendment and down to addressing problems like you’re moderately intelligent people.

The FBI has at least 1000+ active  terrorism investigations underway, and I’ll guarantee you at least a few of theses suspects are salivating over the prospect of targeting a school. Why? The Cruz attack got the killer a solid three weeks of 24 x 7 media wide  coverage, but it also exposed the security vulnerabilities of our school.  So, what effect will banning “assault weapons” have on school safety, when anyone can drive on campus with car bombs, mow kids down with vehicles, walk in with pipe bombs, or firearms. The same Democrats calling for gun control totally ignored adequate school security after 9-11 way before the Cruz shootings, or several other incidents, took place. The same Democrats know that individuals bent on doing harm have done so using pressure cooker bombs, pipe bombs, and vehicles.

I get hot under the collar about this because it can be readily addressed without requiring luminary status. But, I must tell you it’s becoming increasingly clear that Democrats will use anyone or anything to advance an anti-gun agenda. It’s difficult for me to criticize the Parkland kids for their protesting and marching, but I’m also reminded that among the first things done by Hitler, Mussolini, Mao, Stalin and Fidel Castro is establish child activism. They all had the same agenda, consolidation of power.

In closing take a look at the (28 C.F.R.) definition of terrorism: “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives”  What part of Cruz’s activities on Valentine’s Day does not meet that definition?

Let’s get behind Mr. Pollack to get our most vulnerable soft targets protected and give your 2nd Amendment phobia a rest.

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Hogue Inc. Announces New AR-15 Fixed Buttstock


Henderson, NV – Hogue Incorporated, America’s premier manufacturer of handgun grips, has added an AR fixed buttstock to their line of tactical rifle components. “We already offer a best-selling collapsible buttstock packed with high-end features so it made perfect sense to reinterpret it for a fixed alternative,”said Hogue co-owner and master toolmaker Jim Bruhns.
The Hogue fixed buttstock is constructed with a hybrid reinforced polymer and OverMolded rubber design. Using their patented OverMolded technology, Hogue has created a beard-safe cheek rest that is comfortable to the touch. The stock’s butt pad utilizes this unique hybrid build as well. It cushions the shoulder from the rigors of recoil during firing while it’s polymer cap provides snag-free shouldering when
the rifle is brought to firing position. The reinforced polymer frame includes multiple swivel sleeve and sling mounting positions for a varied choice of carry options.
The fixed buttstock fits A2 sized buffer tubes and replaces the existing stock in seconds. Their selection utilizes all of the familiar Hogue rubber colors: black, flat dark earth, OD green, purple, aqua, pink, red lava and Ghillie® green.
Made in the USA, the Hogue fixed buttstock’s MSRP is $49.95 for black and $59.95 for colors. Hogue supports local dealers and encourages customers to purchase their buttstocks locally. For more information please call Hogue directly at 800-438-4747 or visit to find a Hogue dealer near you.

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The ARS30-1 Arsenal Inc. Suppressor


Arsenal, Inc. compact titanium 7.62mm quick mount suppressor, 19.5 oz., 7.5”, includes one 14x1mm LH and one 24×1.5 mm RH quick adaptors, manufactured exclusively for Arsenal by Gemtech. Full-auto rated.

Learn about the ARS30-1 here:

Arsenal, Inc. is the exclusive licensed US manufacturer of the finest, most authentic firearms for Military, Law Enforcement, Sportsmen, Competition Shooters, Hunters, Collectors, as well as TV & film industry. Arsenal, Inc. uses the latest technology and materials in conjunction with the legendary standards of Arsenal of Bulgaria.
All models made in the US and in Bulgaria are shoulder-fired, gas-operated, magazine-fed rifles and pistols built on forged then milled receivers and implement CNC technology. Arsenal, Inc. also produces a line of rifles and pistols incorporating stamped receivers that offer an economically priced alternative to the traditional forged and milled construction. A wide variety of models are available in calibers 7.62x39mm, 5.56x45mm, and 5.45×39.5mm.
Arsenal, Inc. is online at, Phone Arsenal, Inc. at (702) 643-2703 or by email at

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Larry Vickers On Zeroing Your Aimpoint

Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical is a retired US Army 1st SFOD- Delta combat veteran with years of experience in the firearms industry as a combat marksmanship instructor and industry consultant. In recent years he has hosted tactical firearms related TV shows with the latest being TacTV of which Bravo Company is a presenting sponsor. Larry Vickers special operations background is one of the most unique in the industry today; he has been directly or indirectly involved in the some of the most significant special operations missions of the last quarter century. During Operation Just Cause he participated in Operation Acid Gambit – the rescue of Kurt Muse from Modelo Prison in Panama City, Panama. As a tactics and marksmanship instructor on active duty he helped train special operations personnel that later captured Saddam Hussein and eliminated his sons Uday and Qusay Hussein. In addition he was directly involved in the design and development of the HK416 for Tier One SOF use which was used by Naval Special Warfare personnel to kill Osama Bin Laden. Larry Vickers has developed various small arms accessories with the most notable being his signature sling manufactured by Blue Force Gear and Glock accessories made by Tangodown. In addition he has maintained strong relationships with premium companies within the tactical firearms industry such as Blue Force Gear, BCM, Aimpoint, Black Hills Ammunition, Wilson Combat, Mile High Shooting, Red State Tactical, and Schmidt & Bender.

Larry Vickers travels the country conducting combat marksmanship classes for law abiding civilians, law enforcement and military and has partnered with Alias Training to coordinate classes to best meet the needs of the students attending the class.

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d8198727-7915-4931-817b-5188b2cb69ceMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – March 7, 2018 – FACT Duty Weapon-Mounted Cameras(WMC™) from Viridian Weapon Technologies are in the process of being tested, evaluated and/or implemented by more than 50 law enforcement agencies nationwide. Numerous additional national and international customers are seeking information and product samples for evaluation.
Viridian has created an entirely new category for handguns and law enforcement with the introduction of the
FACT camera. The highly advanced WMC employs a 1080p full-HD digital camera with a microphone and 500 lumen tactical light. This unique solution helps overcome/address some limitations with body and dash cameras seen in recent publicized events and expressed by law enforcement professionals in high-profile cases.
Viridian’s proprietary
INSTANT-ON® technology automatically activates the camera and microphone whenever the officer draws the firearm from its holster. Not only does this eliminate risk of failure to manually turn on the camera during a critical event, but it also keeps the officer from fumbling with cumbersome equipment. The WMC provides an unobstructed view of a critical use-of-force event from the end of the firearm and generates just a small fraction of the data to manage compared to other law enforcement recording options, resulting in significantly lower comparative data management costs. This makes the Viridian WMC an ideal supplement or alternative to body or dash camera programs.
Currently, police departments of various sizes and geographical locations are either testing Viridian WMCs or have actively engaged the Viridian team on getting the product in their officers’ hands. Law enforcement agencies in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, Oklahoma and several other states are all working with Viridian on next steps for possible implementation of FACT Duty WMCs.
“Our FACT Duty WMCs are needed for policing today,” said Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “The significant response, engagement and follow up from so many departments and agencies shows that law enforcement personnel also see how important this new technology is to their officers and their organizations. FACT Duty WMCs provide a new, unfettered perspective for officer involved shootings and other use-of-force incidents. Our products help show what really happened.” 
Designed exclusively to answer the needs of duty officers, the FACT cameras do not require any new equipment or departments to purchase additional products. The WMCs fit on existing standard issue firearms and fit seamlessly in multiple duty holster platforms. The cameras feature a battery life of over three hours to handle virtually any scenario. They also incorporate password protected data access and are easily rechargeable. 
Law enforcement agencies interested in signing up for test and evaluation programs or learning more about this product can contact Information on FACT cameras and the entire line of Viridian products can be found at

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Pyramyd Air Announces Date for Pyramyd Air Cup


National competition will be held at Tusco Rifle Club in New Philadelphia September 21-23, 2018

Solon, Ohio (March 7, 2018) Pyramyd Air, the world’s largest online airgun retailer, is holding its 5th Annual Pyramyd Air Cup Competition at the Tusco Rifle Club in New Philadelphia, Ohio September 21st through the 23rd. The Cup brings shooters nationwide together for one of the most dynamic competitions in the airgun world. In anticipation for the event, three new Gunslynger Target Competition Packages will be offered through Pyramyd Air. These new packages feature the same targets used at the Cup to bring the excitement of the event to airgunner’s backyards.

Last year’s PA Cup saw record attendance as the most attended Field Target event in the country, hosting over 100 airgunners from as far away as Puerto Rico. In addition to Field Target and Gunslynger Events, Pyramyd Air will repeat the popularity of the 2017 Cup with customers by offering 20% off all on-site sales.

“This year’s competition promises to be our biggest event yet,” says Val Gamerman, President of Pyramyd Air. “Each year we introduce more people to the sport of airgunning by bringing in the best airgun sharpshooters around with multiple events and challenging courses. All participants, regardless of whether they’re amateurs or professionals, are invited to compete for the top spots. Beyond that, it’s a great way to meet people just as passionate about this sport as we are.”

Airgunners who want to practice their skills before September have the opportunity to purchase three new GunSlynger target packages at These new packages include official GunSlynger targets, banners for personal ranges, and even allow shooters to host their own shooting competitions with chances to win Pyramyd Air Gift Cards.

2018 Pyramyd Air Cup Events:

  • Field Target: Spanning over the course of the entire weekend, the Field Target Competition will feature Open, Hunter and World Field Target Federation shooting classes. This competition is considered a Grand Prix event and scores will count towards 2018 AAFTA Grand Prix scoring.
  • GunSlynger: This fast-draw competition combines speed and accuracy where competitors must knock down the designated targets at varying distances in the shortest time possible. Cash prizes available for top finishers. This event is available to PCP and Spring/Gas-Piston Airgun shooters.
  • On-Site Sales: Repeating the successful sale last year, all purchases made through our sales booth at the PA Cup will receive 20% off their purchase. Pyramyd Air customer service professionals will be onsite to answer questions.
  • Demonstration Lane: At the demo lane, shooters have an opportunity to shoot some of the most popular airguns featured on Pyramyd Air technicians will be available to answer questions, and help perfect your technique.

For more information about each competition see

Shooters can register online for an early bird discount at on or before August 3, 2018. The final registration deadline is August 31, 2018. Hotel rooms have been reserved in the area, and on-site camping is available. Click here to register today.

For more information , contact Marketing Manager, Kristen Coss by, or phone: 888-262-4867 ext. 253.

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LAANC Expands Nationwide

The FAA has announced an official timeline for nationwide expansion of the LAANC program.

AirMap Airspace Authorization for Sinclair Broadcast Group

With LAANC, Sinclair Broadcast Group gets a new angle on breaking news stories.

After 6 months of being the preferred UAS Service Supplier of automated airspace authorization in U.S. controlled airspace, we know what LAANC means for your drone business: access, safety, growth, and a future for the drone industry.
That’s why we’re thrilled to report that the FAA has announced a timeline for nationwide expansion of the LAANC program.

Beginning in April, LAANC will expand to nearly 300 air traffic control facilities across approximately 500 airports across the United States.

Want to know if your region is next? Click below to see the official timeline.

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