Walther’s Creed a 9mm Marvel

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This is the pistol that will stand the CCW market on its head. Superb trigger, sights and ergonomics along with an M.S.R.P. of $399 makes Walther’s Creed your 2017 choice for a personal defence pistol.

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Bushnell Announces New Optics at SHOT Show 2017

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – January 13, 2017 – Bushnell, an industry leader in high-performance sporting optics for more than 69 years, is set to announce several new scopes and red dot sight to dealers at booth 14551 at the 2017 Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas, January 17 to 20. New models in the Elite Tactical and AR Optics lines highlight the company’s ability to blend advanced technologies with premium-grade optics.
In the battle-hardened Elite Tactical line, the new SMRS (Short Midrange Rifle Scope) joins the Elite Tactical DMR II-i and Elite Tactical LRTS-i to provide serious competitive shooters and professional operators the ultimate in accuracy, precision and repeatability.
“The new SMRS was designed with input from 3-Gun competitors as well as military and law enforcement experts to provide ease of use and unfailing reliability,” said Bushnell Senior Product Line Manager Tim Tanker.
The SMRS’s folding ThrowDown PCL allows lightning-fast magnification changes, while a mil-based illuminated BTR-2 reticle provides precise holdovers, regardless of caliber. T-Lok target turrets allow secure, repeatable adjustments in any environment. For competition, or a mission-driven CQB needs in the tightest quarters, elite shooters will trust the new Elite Tactical SMRS.
“For professional-level long range shooters, the DMR II-i delivers extreme power in a short, rugged 34mm package,” said Tanker.
The DMR II-i’s improved G3 illuminated reticle provides precision holdovers at any range and also allows shooters to quickly engage moving targets in any light. The scope’s illumination control is integrated with the side parallax focus in one simple knob for easy adjustability. The elevation turret provides 10 mils of adjustment per revolution and is also equipped with the easy-to-set RevLimiter zero stop for a positive return to zero.
“For shooters looking for the ultimate 30mm option, the LRTS-i also offers the new G3 Illuminated Reticle,” he added. “Its ThrowHammer Lever means instant magnification adjustments. While the RevLimiter Zero Stop gives a quick, positive return to zero.”
Bushnell’s line of AR Optics is already a leader for modern sporting rifles. New this year, the AR Optics line also gets upgraded with the new Engulf Micro Reflex Sight, Incinerate Red Dot, Enrage Red Dot, and the ambidextrous 3x Magnifier.
“Bushnell’s longest-lasting red dot scope is now the AR Optics Enrage,” said AR Optics line manager Bryan Parrish. “With battery life that lasts twice as long as previous models, eight brightness settings and a 2-MOA red dot the Enrage is perfected for modern sporting rifles.”
It features multi-coated optics, ensuring a bright, crisp view for easy target acquisition and includes an optional hi-rise mount.
The new AR Optics Incinerate with circle dot reticle makes target acquisition second nature. Plus, the rear sight on the Incinerate is compatible with Glock dovetail sights. Eight brightness settings offer high visibility in any lighting
“A 25-MOA circle naturally draws the eye to the 2-MOA center dot, making it ideal for both tactical rifles and shotguns,” Parrish said.
The AR Optics Engulf is a micro reflex red dot sight small enough to fit on a pistol. It projects a 5-MOA dot through waterproof, fogproof and shockproof optics. The compact design is compatible with a large selection of semiautomatic pistols, allowing for a quick, positive target acquisition.
“The Engulf is the smallest, lightest red dot in the AR Optics family,” Parrish said, “and is ideal for close-quarter scenarios.”
Rounding out the new additions is the AR Optics 3X Magnifier. Simply mount it behind a red dot optic with the ambidextrous flip mount. Engage the 3X magnifier when you need it, and flip it out of the way when you don’t.
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
www.bushnell.com.

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Silent Legion Suppressors

Silent Legion announced today the unveiling of a full line of unique, high-performance suppressors at this year’s SHOT Show in Las Vegas during the week of January 16th. Their exciting 2017 product line can be seen at the Elite Defense booth (#32411).

Silent Legion is a veteran-owned business dedicated to premium suppressors that exceed the performance demands of uncompromising shooters. With suppressor ownership now legal in 42 states, the popularity and demand for high-quality suppressors has never been greater.

Silent Legion offers several innovative options, and goes the extra mile by including all of the accessories and tools that you need as part of your suppressor purchase. The Multi-Cal system, which comes complete with everything to shoot suppressed on a 5.56mm, 300 BLK or a 7.62 NATO firearm, provides the option of either direct-thread or quick-detach mounts. In addition, there are several other quick-detach and direct-thread suppressor models for everything from rimfire to .338 Lapua Magnum, some with the suppressor retention system and others with removable cores. Silent Legion also offers several handgun suppressors that are slim, lightweight and offer amazing sound reduction.

“Silent Legion is based on some rock-solid principles,” said Ed Schoppman, the founder of the company. “We have a no-compromise attitude in both our products and our personal integrity, which means that our word is your guarantee. We are committed to advancing the cause of making suppressors mainstream and more available to law-abiding citizens everywhere.”

The Silent Legion suppressor line is manufactured at a state-of-the-art, 25,000 sq. ft., ISO 9001-certified facility owned by the highly accomplished suppressor pioneer Greg Latka. The factory is ISO 9001 certified, which is a rarity in the suppressor industry. “Greg has been manufacturing suppressors since 1985 with an unwavering focus on manufacturing consistency and quality control making this facility an ideal location for the production of Silent Legion suppressors,” stated Schoppman.

For more information regarding Silent Legion, dealers should stop by SHOT Show booth #32411 (Elite Defense) to take advantage of attractive 2017 product-launch specials, and shooters can learn more at www.silentlegion.com or visit Silent Legion on Facebook.

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Savage Arms to Introduce New Firearms at SHOT Show

 

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SUFFIELD, Conn. – January 10, 2017 – Savage Arms is pleased to unveil an arsenal of exciting new high-performance products at the 2017 SHOT Show. For starters, the company redefines the modern sporting rifle category with its feature-rich MSR lineup. Also debuting for 2017 are the A22 semi-automatic 22 Long Rifle and a trio of B Series rimfire bolt guns, plus the long-range chassis Model 10 APO and fast-handling Stevens 555 Enhanced over-and-under shotgun.
The four-gun MSR family includes the hard-hitting MSR 10 Hunter and MSR 10 Long Range, which collectively make shooters’ dreams of lightweight, high-powered big game performance and long-range tactical domination a reality. It also includes a pair AR-15 platform models—the MSR 15 Patrol and MSR 15 Recon—which deliver accuracy and performance mass-produced mil-spec clones can’t touch.
The new MSR line is flush with custom features including 5R rifling, Melonite QPQ barrel protection, premium triggers and surefire gas cycling systems precisely tailored to barrel length. MSR 10s pack the punch of 308 Win. and 6.5 Creedmoor chamberings, while MSR 15 models feature a 223 Wylde target chamber, allowing shooters to safely enjoy 223 Rem. and 5.56x45mm NATO ammunition.
Building on the style and success of its A17 and A22 Magnum semi-autos, Savage expands the series with the A22. Chambered for 22 Long Rifle, it features a straight-blowback action, plus it offers thread-in headspacing, a user-adjustable AccuTrigger and 10-round rotary magazine.
The B Series bolt-action rimfire lineup includes 12 configurations in 22 Long Rifle, 22 WMR and 17 HMR chamberings, plus Sporter, Heavy, Heavy Threaded and Heavy Stainless barrel options. All provide a natural fit, thanks to an ergonomic stock, elevated comb, target-style pistol grip and top tang safety. The AccuTrigger, a button-rifled barrel and 10-round rotary magazine are also standard.
Savage teamed with Ashbury Precision Ordnance (APO) to expand its line of long-range chassis guns with the new Model 10 APO. It’s available in 308 Win. and 6.5 Creedmoor and features a factory-blueprinted Model 10 barreled action paired with an APO SABER MRCS-AR folding chassis that’s perfect for recreational shooting, hunting and tactical competition.
The new Stevens 555 Enhanced dovetails performance and value and is available in 12, 20 and 28 gauge, as well as .410. Its lightweight aluminum receiver is scaled to gauge and incorporates a steel insert that reinforces the breech, minimizing heft while maximizing strength. Added amenities include an Imperial walnut stock and fore-end, laser-engraved filigree ornament receiver and auto shell ejector.
These products and many more can be viewed during SHOT at booth 14551, with photos and product details added to the company’s website after the tradeshow.
To learn more about Savage Arms, visit
www.savagearms.com.

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Hoppe’s Black is Premium Care for Modern Sporting Rifles

 

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – January 13, 2017 – Hoppe’s, the best-known name in gun care products, releases a new high-performance line of cleaners and lubes designed specifically for the needs of modern shooters. The formulations in Hoppe’s Black line deliver maximum performance in high-round count, gas-operated firearms such as pistols and modern sporting rifles.
“High-performance firearms deserve high-performance protection, and Hoppe’s Black delivers,” said Hoppe’s Product Manager Laurie Kokoruda. “The Hoppe’s Black
formula is designed for MSRs and other high-volume firearms, but will work with any gun.”
Designed to withstand a wide range of temps from -65°F to 540°F, Hoppe’s Black will prepare and maintain modern firearms in any situation. The premium line is comprised of a Gun Cleaner, Precision Oil, Copper Cleaner, Grease Syringe and Lubricating Cloth. The molecular composition of each differs for maximum performance and delivers a superior clean and temperature range.
Hoppe’s, a Vista Outdoor brand, serves shooters of all disciplines, offering gun care products that meet the rigorous standards established more than 110 years ago. For more information visit
www.hoppes.com/black.

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Introducing the New Modular AAC Ti-RANT 9M – One Tax Stamp, Two Silencer Configurations – Shipping Now

Huntsville, AL – Advanced Armament Corp (AAC), is proud to announce the release of its latest new silencer, the all new Ti-RANT 9M. The Ti-RANT 9M represents an improvement to the legendary AAC Ti-RANT 9mm silencer through improved functionality and user-configurable modularity.

With no tools required, users are able to quickly and easily configure the patented design of the Ti-RANT 9M as either a full-size 8-inch silencer, when sound reduction is paramount, or a 5.8-inch compact model when overall system length trumps maximum sound reduction.  The Ti-RANT 9M is optimized for use with caliber-correct semi-automatic pistols, fixed barreled carbines, full-auto submachine guns and all rimfire calibers due to its user-configurable design. 

With a Titanium main tube, 7075-T6 aluminum front module, 17-4 SS blast baffle, 7075-T6 aluminum baffle stack, full auto rating, and backed by a lifetime warranty, the Ti-RANT 9M offers the kind of durability and performance AAC users have come to expect.

The next generation of modular pistol caliber silencers from The Silent Authority is here – quieter and more capable than ever.

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Surefire Introduces Its XC2 Weapon Mounted Light At Shot Show 2017

Surefire-XC2-WeaponLight-600x338Fountain Valley, CA – SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest, and most innovative, illumination tools and tactical products, will be launching its brand-new XC2 at the 2017 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The XC2 is the next evolution of SureFire’s game changing, ultra-compact pistol lights and builds upon the success of its predecessor, the XC1. It features the same impressive 200-lumen output as the XC1, but also has a 635nm highly visible red-laser.

The addition of this laser in conjunction with its 200-lumen white light, makes the XC2 the ultimate compact accessory for concealed-carry. The XC2’s momentary and constant-on switches also feature improved ergonomics, further improving the weaponlight’s overall performance.

Now those who carry concealed not only have the capability to positively identify threats, but also improved low-light target acquisition and the ability to fire from non-standard shooting positions.

To see the XC2, and other brand-new products by SureFire, stop by the SureFire booth (#13968), located on the second level of the main hall of the Sands Expo Center during the 2017 NSSF SHOT Show, January 17 – 20.

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IWI US Introduces the DAN .338 Tactical Precision Rifle to the US Market at the 2017 SHOT Show

The DAN .338 precision rifle, the first bolt-action rifle manufactured by Israel Weapon Industries, now available to a discerning American public.

Harrisburg, Pa. (January 2017)IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., proudly announce the arrival on the US shores of the first IWI bolt-action tactical precision rifle in the DAN .338. Manufactured to the exacting qualities that define all of the Israel Weapons Industries (IWI) products, the DAN delivers the highest standards of performance in reliability, ruggedness and sub-MOA accuracy in the .338 Lapua Magnum caliber.

“Having the extraordinary DAN .338 in the IWI US catalog is a complement to our current product line-up,” Michael Kassnar, vice president of sales & marketing for IWI US explained. “Until now, we did not have a bolt-action rifle, but then IWI does not believe in filling in its product line-up with just any firearm. Every product that comes out of IWI is meticulously designed, seriously engineered and manufactured and put right into action on the battlefield as its final test. Only those firearm systems that exceed their expectations become an IWI firearm. For serious shooters and long-range competitors, the DAN is the ultimate rifle.”

Built on a one-piece, lightweight aluminum alloy chassis with a full-length, one-piece Picatinny top rail with 20 MOA built-in canted drop, plus a full-length bottom Pic rail. For additional accessory mounting, there are also two moveable, short Picatinny rails at 3 and 6 o’clock. The side-folding aluminum buttstock is skeletonized for less weight and has an adjustable length-of-pull, adjustable drop-of-heel and adjustable comb.

Other features and accessories included are:

  • 28″ heavy fluted, free-floating, cold-hammer forged interchangeable barrel
  • 1:10 twist with 5/8 x 24 TPI threaded muzzle
  • Two-stage adjustable trigger
  • Ambidextrous mag release and trigger block safety
  • Two 10-round steel magazines
  • Atlas BT46-LW17 PSR bipod
  • ACCU-SHOT BT13-QK-PRM adjustable folding monopod
  • Borka PTL precision torque limiter wrench
  • Dewey BRCCK-338L cleaning lit with .338 Lapua Magnum custom DAN bore guide and 44″ one-piece rod
  • Heavy duty lockable case with custom foam insert
  • (Riflescope pictured but not included)

For more information, please visit www.iwi.us.

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BLACKHAWK! Announces New Products for 2017

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (January 12, 2017) – BLACKHAWK!, an industry leader in tactical products, will launch several new products to dealers at booth 14551 at the 2017 Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas, January 17 to 20.
The new BLACKHAWK! AR-15 No-latch Ambi Charging Handle is a drop-in upgrade to any AR-15. The handle is automatically held to the receiver with a leaf spring, eliminating the need to squeeze a small latch to charge the rifle. The innovative design gives full ambidextrous control, which is welcome news for left-handed shooters. The distinctive over-molded handle provides a larger pull point from both sides, easily clearing low-set optics.
Pistol-grip shotguns are renowned for their ease of handling and manipulation, though running rounds through them can take a physical toll. The BLACKHAWK! Knoxx BreachersGrip Gen III mitigates the wear-and-tear with a patent-pending recoil reduction system that mitigates kickback from the heavy loads. The ergonomic design allows the user to comfortably control the shotgun in every scenario.
The new Knoxx AR Pistol Grip improves shooting accuracy and precision with the ability to manipulate the firearm. Offering premium comfort and stability for the AR platform, the improved grip angle and palm swell offer an intuitive fit, and the grip is further improved by the textured surface.
Two new apparel items will also be added to the Spring 2017 BLACKHAWK! line-up. The Convoy ¼ Zip Shirt, and the Stretch Shield Pant. The new BLACKHAWK! Convoy ¼ Zip Shirt is made from a knit fabric and stretch cover stitching to allow for excellent range of motion. The
two-tone mélange pattern helps to minimize imprinting of a weapon and a Teflon Shield+ coating repels stains, oil and water. Chest and sleeve pockets allow for everyday item storage. The new BLACKHAWK! Stretch Shield pant features mechanical stretch rip stop fabric and articulated knees, and delivers maximum movement and flexibility. Teflon Shield+ protective coating and quick-dry capabilities keep this pant clean and comfortable. Bartacks and rivets at the seams reinforce high stress points, and strategically placed pockets allow for secure accessory storage.
Several new footwear items will also be available to dealers at SHOT. These items include two casual wear options, the Terrain Lo shoe and the Terrain mid boot. Both of these footwear options are ideal for both training and every day wear. Comfort and support are emphasized with these styles, which provide memory foam insole cushions and Agion antimicrobial lining to control odor.
Other boot options include:
• The BLACKHAWK! Defense, a military-grade boot that is AR 670-1 Compliant, includes a Vibram outsole for maximum traction and stability and an OrthoLite Insole to cushion the foot.
• The BLACKHAWK! Street is a versatile, comfortable boot with Lightweight 1000 Denier Padded Nylon to add reinforcement and extra stability.
• The Force boot features a HydroGuard + Breathe Right moisture wicking membrane that is both waterproof and breathable.
• The V3 boot’s quality construction starts from the ground up with a Vibram outsole and an OrthoLite Insole. The V3 goes on and off easily with the NATO Lace System. Plus there’s room to store small gear, such as a knife, in the Lycra Lateral Pocket.
BLACKHAWK!, a Vista Outdoor, Inc. brand, is committed to providing the best class of tactical gear. For more information, visit
www.blackhawk.com.

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REMINGTON INTRODUCES THE 700 MAGPUL RIFLE

     

     

    Remington rifles built on the Model 700 action have made their mark from the front lines of combat to the firing lines of local shooting ranges. Adding to that reputation of tactical superiority in 2017, we proudly introduce the Remington Model 700 Magpul.

    Features:

    • Carbon steel barreled action with tactical bolt handle
    • Metal finished in black Cerakote
    • 22″ Heavy Free-floated barrel with 5-R rifling
    • Threaded muzzle with thread protector
    • X-Mark Pro Externally Adjustable Trigger
    • Breaks like glass, has virtually zero creep and offers a level shot control unmatched by any factory trigger today.
    • Magpul Hunter stock with aluminum bedding block
    • Designed to fit any shooter thanks to an adjustable length-of-pull kit and three comb-height inserts.
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    The MasterPiece Arms (MPA) Chassis is the Official Precision Rifle Series Chassis System for the 2017 Season

    The MPA BA Chassis has proven its superiority as a precision rifle chassis by winning PRS competitions time-and-time again

    Comer, Ga.- (January 2017)  MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA BA Rifles, Chassis Systems, Defender Pistols and Carbines, Suppressors and MPAR Rifles, is proud to announce that the Precision Rifle Series has chosen the MPA Chassis system as the Official 2017 PRS Chassis.
     

    “Our MPA Chassis system has been available to serious shooters for several years now and has been dominating the PRS winning time-and-time again,” Phil Cashin, President of MasterPiece Arms commented. “We are honored the Precision Rifle Series has taken notice and chosen us as its official chassis.”

     
    MasterPiece Arms has fields a team of the top long distance shooters in the country that regularly compete in and win PRS events. Launched in 2011 PRS provides local, regional and national matches and supports the growth of the practical long range rifle discipline.
     
    MasterPiece Arms now offers the MPA BA Chassis system for the Remington 700 Short and Long, Savage and Howa Short and Long actions, the Badger M2013, Mausingfield, Surgeon 591SA and 1086 LA, Stillers, and Tikka T3 and others. Featuring the MPA V-Bedding system, customers have the option to glass bed the action and straight section the barrel if desired. Machined from 6061 aluminum, the MPA BA chassis is the ambidextrous feature-rich performance platform for the serious shooter.
     
    For more information on membership at the Southern Oaks Rifle and Hunting Club visit www.southernoaksrange.com or call 770-401-3572.
     
    For more information on MasterPiece Arms and its product line of pistols, rifles, carbines and suppressors, visit www.masterpiecearms.com.
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    Heckler & Koch to Expand in Columbus, Georgia

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    Heckler & Koch, a manufacturer of firearms and accessories, will invest $28.5 million to expand its existing operations in Columbus, Georgia. The new 50,000 square-foot facility in the Corporate Ridge Business Park will be ready in the summer of 2017 at which time HK will consolidate its New Hampshire operations into Columbus.

    HK worked closely with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Development Authority of Columbus prior to making the decision that is expected to create 84 new jobs over the next 2 years.

    “HK’s new U.S. factory will make use of advanced manufacturing technologies and will be staffed by German and American engineers and technicians,” said Francisco Hidalgo, CEO of HKUSA. “The HK products will maintain the same level of quality and reliability that the consumer has grown to expect from HK.  Our company motto is and will remain ‘No Compromise’.”

    “Georgia’s pro-business environment and well-connected logistics network allows manufacturing companies to thrive in our state,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Heckler & Koch’s decision to expand its existing operations corroborates our efforts to not only attract companies to Georgia, but to also retain them and support their growth. We look forward to working with our partners in Columbus to support HK in all of their endeavors.”

    “One of our main priorities is to assist existing companies to achieve success,” said Brian Anderson, president & CEO of the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce. “By taking time to understand HK’s business, our team was able to provide the company access to valuable resources and guidance that will keep them firmly planted in the Columbus region.  

    “HK has been a company that has quietly excelled in Columbus for many years and we are certainly excited about their investment and plans to hire more people,” said Russ Carreker, chairman of the Development Authority of Columbus. “Columbus is a great place to achieve business success and we’re grateful HK chose to grow its business here.”

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    Two Federal Premium Ammunition Products Given NTOA’s “Member Tested and Recommended” Recognition

    OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (January 11, 2017) – Federal Premium is proud to announce that two ammunition products have received the prestigious “Member Tested and Recommended” seal of approval from the members of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA).
    After extensive testing by law enforcement officials – judged on a scale from 1 to 5 – two ammunition products scored over 4, which garnered the seal of approval.
    “Having the NTOA members recommend the HST bullet for Personal Defense is an honor,” said Jason Nash, Marketing Director. “HST is one of the top performing, proven and trusted LE duty projectiles. This 150-grain 9mm configuration is perfectly suited for consumer concealed carry and home defense use.”
    The 9mm Luger 150gr HST JHP Centerfire Pistol Cartridges received a score of 4.62, and the .223 REM 55gr Tactical Ballistic TIP Centerfire Rifle Cartridges received a score of 4.50.
    Rigorously tested in the field by law enforcement professionals, products that earn the members of the NTOA’s seal of approval are listed on the association’s comprehensive online database and some will be included in the quarterly journal, The Tactical Edge.
    Federal Premium Personal Defense HST 9mm Luger offers everything needed in a personal defense round: consistent expansion, optimum penetration and superior terminal performance. That’s why it’s already the duty load of choice for law enforcement officers throughout the world. With the popularity of modern sporting rifles, the 223 Rem. has become one of the most widely used rifle cartridges. Loaded with the right bullet, it can serve for hunting, target shooting and more.
    Federal Premium is a brand of Vista Outdoor, an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Federal Premium, go to
    www.federalpremium.com

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    NEW 2017 BURRIS PRODUCT

    Visit Burris Optics at SHOT SHOW main hall, booth #12755. Stop by to see everything in person! All these products will be added to www.BurrisOptics.com next week.
     

    Droptine Binoculars

     

    Burris Optics binoculars are back! The new Droptine line offerings will come in 8×42 mm and 10×42 mm sizes, and feature a convenient central focus knob. multi-coated lenses for maximum light transmission and reduced glare. Internally, they are sealed and nitrogen-filled for waterproof and fog proof performance. Outer surfaces are rubber armored for protection and a sure grip.

    MSRP is $299-335
     

    Signature HD Binoculars

    Also joining the new bino line-up at Burris, the Signature HD line will come in 8×42, 10×42, 12×50 sizes, all featuring premium HD lenses and BaK 4 prisms for sharper edge-to-edge clarity and maximum light transmission.
     

    The outer surface features heavily textured rubber armoring for protection and grip.

    MSRP for the 8×42 is $455, 10×42 and 12×50 are each $479.
     

    Signature HD
    Spotting Scope

    The new Signature HD 20-60x85mm spotting scope takes glassing to a higher level and is built for those who are truly passionate about optical performance at long distances.

    The apochromatic lens system of the Spotter Signature HD gives you the advantage in the field by eliminating color fringing and delivering edge-to-edge resolution at any magnification. The premium HD glass used in the spotting scope offers maximum light transmission under any lighting condition.

    The new spotting scope comes with a 20-60x zoom eyepiece with a large ocular that offers a wide field of view for subject acquisition and provides an angled eyepiece that makes it easy to use whether you’re standing or in the prone position.

    Also available is a 30x fixed power eyepiece. For use on the range or competitive shooting, the eyepiece is available with either a SCR Mil or SCR MOA reticle, making it easier to help shooters adjust accurately.

    MSRP $1,895.

     

    RT-6 Riflescope

    The new RT-6 is exactly what the competitive shooting world needs. Quick to point and easy to handle, 3-Gun shooters will definitely want to add this to their optics arsenal.

    Features of the RT-6 1-6x24mm include:
    • Illuminated reticle with 11 levels of illumination
    • Integrated throw lever
    • Main tube size: 30mm
    • Waterproof, shockproof and fog proof
    • Nitrogen filled
    • Matte finish

    MSRP $419
    Kit with RT-6, FastFire 3 and PEPR Mount: MSRP $659
     

    MTACs with Prym 1 finishes

    Shooting enthusiasts who are fans of the Burris MTAC riflescope series can now purchase the 1-4x24mm scope in SandStorm or Blackout camo from Prym 1. Prym 1 is camouflage that has been professionally designed, utilizing abstract organic shapes rather than the traditional trees and leaves.

    MSRP $515
    Kit with  scope, FastFire3 and AR-PEPR mount
     
    MSRP $755
     

    Also coming this year:

    New options for your XTR II
    The XTR II 5-25x will be available in Flat Dark Earth color.

    Also in the XTR II line, a non-illuminated version of the SCR reticle will be available in 3-15x, 4-20x and 5-25x.

    Xtreme Tactical 1-Piece Base
    A new highly canted (25 MOA!) base will be released. Designed for the long range precision crowd, the one piece design will offer fantastic strength and rigidity.

     

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    STEINER OPTICS NEW FOR 2017

    R1X Red Dot Tactical Sight

    • Reticle can be instantly changed from single red dot to 3-dot stadia
    • Ideal for military and law enforcement
    • Low-profile red dot sight designed for AR and patrol rifle platforms
    • Available in standard and QD mounts
    • Quicker target acquisition and enhanced accuracy
    • Lightweight, compact, easy to mount and simple to use
    $599.99
     

    M830r Laser Range Finder 1535nm

    Steiner has added Bluetooth® capability to the M830r Laser Rangefinder 1535nm binocular, allowing users to upload current weather conditions using wireless technology in order to make a more accurate shot.
    The M830r 1535nm is compatible with Kestrel 5700 Elite Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics which provides accurate environmental data for more precise targeting. The data is wirelessly transferred in real-time.
     
    While it was designed for military elite, the new capabilities and extremely accurate long distance ranging make this binocular a valuable tool for long range precision target shooters.
    The M830r  LRF 1535nm are the only mil-spec, porro prism binocular with laser rangefinder that provides fast ranging accuracy from 25 to 6,000 meters.

    $7,999.99

    P4Xi Riflescope

    A new riflescope from Steiner designed for patrol and tactical situations – the P4Xi 1-4x24mm.
    This rugged, close-combat P4Xi riflescope offers clear images and a fast-action P3TR reticle to tackle everyday use or sudden combat action. Five daytime and six nighttime illumination settings, with an OFF position between each setting, make the riflescope perfect for any tactical situation that may arise, day or night.
    The P4Xi offers true 1X magnification for both-eyes-open shots and 4X zoom for situational awareness and versatility to be used with any tactical rifle in any situation.

    $579.99

    HX 15×56 Binocular

    Designed for long range hunting and shooting, the Steiner HX series provides ultra clear optics in an extremely rugged package. The new 15×56 model adds in higher power and larger objectives providing exceptional clarity when spotting your target at long ranges. The HX 15×56 is tripod mountable to make remote views rock-steady.

    $1,199.99

    M332 & M536 Combat Sights

    Steiner has updated the popular M332 and M536 battle sights with a Quick Detach (QD) mount. The new mount features an improved lock release making it easier to mount and remove the sight, while still maintaining zero retention.
    The new mount is built specifically for military and law enforcement personnel, and is ideal when engaging in close and medium range combat.


    M332  $629.99
    M536  $649.99

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    STREAMLIGHT UPGRADES THREE PROTAC® MODELS

    jpegEAGLEVILLE, PA, January 12, 2017 – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, has significantly upgraded the lumen output of three lights from its popular ProTac® tactical series: the ProTac® 1L, ProTac® 2L, and ProTac® 2AA.  Combining compact size and LED technology, the upgraded lights are among the most versatile personal carry lights available for users, ranging from law enforcement personnel to industrial technicians.

    “Streamlight has increased the lumen output for all three of these ProTac lights without compromising their compact size,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen. “These enhancements, combined with the added flexibility of their TEN-TAP® programming, make these lights ideal for a wide variety of operating needs.”

    On high, the ProTac 2L, ProTac 1L and ProTac 2AA deliver 350, 275 and 250 lumens, respectively, and feature run times of up to three hours and 15 minutes.  On low, run times range from 24 to 43 hours. On the strobe setting, the ProTac 2L runs for six hours, the 1L runs for 3.5 hours, while the 2AA runs for four hours.

    The ProTac 1L and ProTac 2L use one or two 3 Volt CR123A lithium batteries, respectively, which have a shelf life of 10 years. The ProTac 2AA is powered by two AA alkaline batteries.   

    All three upgraded lights feature Streamlight’s TEN-TAP® programming, which enables users to select among three programs: high/strobe/low (the factory default setting); high only; or low/high.

    Each light features a power LED for extreme brightness.  A multi-function, push-button tactical tail switch allows for one-handed operation of the lights’ momentary, variable intensity, and strobe modes. 

    Similar to other models in the ProTac series, the upgraded lights are thin and easy to carry, weighing between 2 and 3.4 ounces with batteries, and measuring between 3.43 and 6.14 inches.

    With bodies fabricated from machined aircraft aluminum with an anodized finish, the lights also feature an anti-roll face cap and a glass lens that is O-ring sealed. All three lights are IPX7 rated for waterproof operation to one meter for 30 minutes, and are two-meter impact resistance tested.  Each includes a removable pocket clip and holster.

    The ProTac 2AA, ProTac 1L, and ProTac 2L have MSRPs of $70.00, $75.00 and $85.00, respectively, and include Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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    NSSF Praises Sen. Mike Crapo’s Introduction of the Hearing Protection Act of 2017

     

    PRNEWTOWN, Conn. – The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, praised Sen. Mike Crapo’s (R-Idaho) introduction of the Hearing Protection Act of 2017 (S. 59).

    “This legislation will enable gun owners to have better access to hearing protection products and improve safety for the shooting sports by removing extensive wait times for burdensome paperwork processing that does not advance public safety,” said Lawrence Keane, NSSF senior vice president and general counsel. “NSSF is appreciative of Sen. Crapo’s leadership on this firearms safety issue and his willingness to stand alongside lawful American gun owners, hunters, and shooting sports enthusiasts.”

    The Hearing Protection Act of 2017 would allow gun owners to practice additional safety measures when participating in the shooting sports. It would protect against hearing loss and make it easier for shooting ranges to avoid noise complaints from neighboring property owners. Additionally, it would also make the shooting sports safer for hunters in situations where wearing hearing protection isn’t practical. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) lists any exposure to noise over 140 decibels causes immediate and irreparable hearing loss. Handguns and rifles create a muzzle report beyond this threshold. Suppressors, which are essentially like mufflers on a car, reduce noise associated with gunfire to what is experienced when wearing ear plugs or ear muffs, despite pop-culture portrayal that suppressors completely silence firearms.

    Suppressors have the added benefit of reducing recoil which increases accuracy, critical to ethical hunting.

    Suppressors have been available more than 100 years, legal to own in 42 states, and legal to use while hunting in 40 states. The growing popularity of these products now results in delays in processing the paperwork up to nine months. This bill does not deregulate suppressors, however. They would remain regulated under the Gun Control Act of 1968. Federally licensed firearms retailers would still maintain detailed sales records subject to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives audit and conduct a background check on all purchases just as they do now.

    Suppressors are widely available in Europe and other parts of the world and their use has long been mandated in many countries because of their safety attributes.

    Similar legislation, the Hearing Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 367), was introduced in the House by Reps. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and John Carter (R-Texas) and is supported by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, National Rifle Association, and American Suppressor Association.

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    Brownells To Feature Vendor Demos, Celebs & Dream Guns® at SHOT Show 2017

    Brownells To Feature Vendor Demos, Celebs & Dream Guns® at SHOT Show 2017

    GRINNELL, Iowa (January 12, 2017) – The Brownells SHOT Show 2017 booth – #13018 – will be alive like never before. Show attendees are encouraged to stop by and learn about Brownells’ SHOT Show special discounts, $99+ order free shipping program, see Brownells’ Famous Dream Guns® – including the new “All American Dream Gun,” Lou Ferrigno’s Big Green Dream Gun, vendor demos, and much more.

    Celebrity Appearances & Manufacturer Demo Schedule:

    Tuesday

    9:00 – Guns of Hollywood with Larry Zanoff from Independent Studio Services

    11:00 – Jason Burton with Heirloom Precision

    12:00 – Lou Ferrigno Meet & Greet

    1:00 – Geoffrey Herring with FightLite

    2:00 – Janna Reeves Meet & Greet

    3:00 – Taran Butler with Taran Tactical

    Wednesday

    9:00 – Bill Geissele with Geissele Automatics

    10:00 – Jan Mladek with Smith & Wesson

    11:00 – Monty LeClair with Centurion Arms

    12:00 – Lou Ferrigno Meet & Greet

    1:00 – Zev Technologies

    2:00 – Janna Reeves Meet & Greet

    3:00 – Zach Law with Law Tactical

    Thursday

    11:00 – Larry Vickers with TangoDown, BCM & Blue Force Gear

    1:00 – Steve Satern with Satern Barrels

    3:00 – Agency Arms Product Announcement

    Friday

    12:00 – Matt Jacques with Victory First, Vertx & Raven Concealment

    1:00 – John Paul with JP Enterprises

    Brownells/Smith & Wesson All American Dream Gun

    In a partnership between Brownells and Smith & Wesson®, Brownells will be displaying the American Flag-themed Smith & Wesson M&P® M2.0™ pistol in the booth. The pistol has been highly customized by Brownells with enhancements to the slide, trigger, barrel and features a GEMTECH suppressor and Trijicon RMR red-dot sight. Battle Arms Development is credited for the American flag livery.

    Lou Ferrigno & The Lou Ferrigno Dream Gun

    Lou will be meeting and greeting booth visitors on Tuesday and Wednesday from 12:00 – 2:00 PM. Those visitors can also learn more about Lou Ferrigno’s Big Green Dream Gun which will ultimately be given away on May 1, 2017.

    The gun is a belt-fed FightLite MCR-103 AR-15 5.56mm rifle, outfitted with Keymod™ handguards, an Atlas bipod, Elcan optic and painted by Battle Arms Development in Lou’s iconic green color. The gun is valued at $7,200.

    Customers can sign up to win the gun at Brownells’ Lou Ferrigno’s Big Green Dream Gun page beginning January 17, 2017.

    For those unable to attend SHOT Show, Brownells has created a SHOT Show 2017 webpage to bring the action and excitement of the show to anyone. The Brownells SHOT Show page will be updated regularly throughout SHOT week and will feature all vendor demos, plus additional photos and videos from social personality Eden Rose, aka Lil Red Danger.

    To learn more about SHOT Show 2017, visit www.shotshow.org.

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    ATN Debuting its New Xtrac Tactical Remote Control and its Laser Range Finder at SHOT Show 2017

    South San Francisco, Calif. (January 2017) –ATN, innovators of advanced night vision, thermal imaging and digital Smart HD optics for hunters, outdoor enthusiasts, military and law enforcement, is pleased to announce the debut of its new Xtrac Tactical Remote Access Control System and its Laserballistics 1000 Digital Range Finder and Laserballistics 1500 Digital Range Finder at the 2017 SHOT Show, held at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 17 – 20, 2017. The new products, along with the rest of ATN’s Smart HD lineup, will be on display at Booth #15073.

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    “We are proud to launch these exciting new products, which will enhance our customer’s hunting and shooting experience and give them new features and better ways of doing things. We’re confident our state-of-the-art gear will improve their accuracy and give them the ability to operate faster in various environments,” said Steve Lemenov, director of marketing for ATN.

    ATN’s new Laserballisitcs 1000 and Laserballistics 1500 Digital Range Finder is designed for hunters and shooters. The ranger finder can connect via Bluetooth to any ATN Smart HD Scope (2nd gen or higher) for instant point of impact corrections. In addition, the range finder can pair with a phone or tablet and provide the user with instant turret adjustments for traditional rifle scopes and provide the correct point of impact.

    Specifications               Laserballistics 1000                            Laserballistics 1500
    Magnification:                       6x                                                               ”      
    View angle:                          7.2°                                          “
    Precision to:                         ± 1 y/m                                     “
    Range:                                 5-1000 y/m                          5-1500 y/m
    Speed range:                        0-186 mph / 0-300 km/h                               “
    Bluetooth:                            4.0                                                               “
    Smartphone Applications:     Android or iOS                                “
    Environmental Rating:          Waterproof                                                  “
    Pairs with Smart HD:            Obsidian II or higher                                     “
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    Compatibility:                     Works with Mil and MOA scopes                    “
                                               using ATN Ballistic Calculator App
    Battery type:                       1 x CR2 type, 3 V                                           “
    Size:                                    4.17″ x 1.38″ x 2.87″ / 106 x 35 x 73 mm         ”           
    Weight:                               5.4 oz / 152 g                                                 “
    Warranty:                            Two years                                                       “
    MSRP:                                  Not Available                                                  “

    ATN’s new Xtrac Tactical Remote Access Control System allows the user to connect to an ATN Smart HD Device via Bluetooth and control all the features and functions of the device like the ballistic calculator, smart range finder, environmental adjustments, etc. without touching the scope. Even the magnification can be adjusted by using the zoom roller. The XTrac buttons can be used to take photos and video through the scope without having to move the support hand from the weapon or eye from the target. The X-Trac makes digital menu operation a breeze and comes with six tactile buttons and a roller.

    For more information on ATN, visit www.atncorp.com.

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    Kestrel Ballistics Meters At Shot Show 2017


    See Kestrel Ballistics Meters in Action at SHOT Booth 1946

    Kestrel has been working hard for the last year to bring you new innovations in the science of accurate shooting. To see soon-to-be-released feature additions to the Kestrel Elite with Applied Ballistics, as well as exciting new integrations with industry leading range finders, make sure you mark your map to visit Kestrel at Booth 1946.

    Come see how Kestrel is LiNKing up with other major technology players to deliver cutting edge long-range solutions. The powerhouse lineup includes the Steiner Defense M830r LRF 1535nm Rangefinder Binoculars, Safran Vectronix PLRF 25C, Wilcox RAPTAR-S LRF, Safran Optics 1 I-CUGR, and the Bushnell Elite 1-Mile CONX Rangefinder. Kestrel’s development of their seamless LiNK wireless communications protocol has made these connections possible, with more on the way.

    As always, we have events planned throughout the show, including product demonstrations led by shooting industry experts, giveaways, and show specials. Read on to find out what we’ve got going on at booth 1946 this year!

    Kestrel Elite and Applied Ballistics Demonstrations

    2PM | Tue. January 17 | Wed. January 18 | Thu. January 19

    Renowned precision shooting instructor Todd Hodnett will be joined by ballistician Bryan Litz and engineer Nick Vitalbo from Applied Ballistics. They will be demoing the Kestrel Elite with Applied Ballistics, as well as the Kestrel LiNK Ballistics app. Afterwards they’ll be available to answer your questions, so come by and talk to some of the foremost experts in the ballistics community. At the end of each presentation we’ll be raffling off a new Kestrel Elite, so be sure to come by and learn from the best in the business!

    Trade In, Trade Up to a Kestrel 5 Series

    We will once again be offering our Trade In, Trade Up Program throughout SHOT Show. This is a great chance to upgrade to a new Kestrel 5 Series meter while helping a great cause. Here’s how it works:

    • Trade in any Kestrel 4 Series model for credit towards a new Kestrel 5 Series.
    • We’ll take your Kestrel 4 Series meter and refurbish your old unit before donating it to AmericanSnipers.org.

    It’s that easy! Make sure to stop by booth 1946 to see what your Kestrel is worth and help a great cause.

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    CAA/Hartman Make Bold Moves to Gear-Up for Exponential Growth in 2017

     

    CAA/Hartman have moved to a much larger facility, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Mikey Hartman, CEO of CAA and Hartman Optics has moved himself and family from Israel to the U.S., as well as launched the”Train the Trainer – The IDF Course.”

    Pompano Beach, Fla. (January 2017) –  Lt. Col. (Ret.) Mikey Hartman, CEO of CAA, developers and manufacturers of advanced battle-tested firearms accessories, and Hartman Optics, designers and manufacturers of the state-of-the-art MH1 Reflex Sight, demonstrated his commitment to his companies and his customers by moving his family to Florida on the heels of the highly successful, invite-only “Train the Trainer- The IDF Course” media event held in Altair, Florida, in mid-December.

    “This past year, CAA and Hartman moved to a much larger facility in the Pompano Beach, Florida, area while launching new products such as the Micro Ronis, the Hartman MH1 Tactical Reflex sight, IDF style shooting targets and the Zues shooting mattress,” Mikey Hartman stated. “We made the decision to bring my family to the United States so that I can actively lead these companies and grow these brands within this marketplace.”

    The “Train the Trainer – The IDF Way” event was established to demonstrate the full range of capabilities of CAA’s top products like the Micro Roni, the Micro Roni with Stabilizer Brace and the highly innovative reflex sight developed by Hartman and his Israeli team.

    Mickey also introduced IDF style shooting targets in three sizes; head, head and shoulders and full-length of an Israeli enemy soldier drawing a bead on the trainee. These targets are used by every IDF trainee throughout their military career to simulate a variety of shooting scenarios and defensive strategies. One of the big hits was the ZUES Shooting Mat, an ingenious prone shooting platform conceived and designed by Mikey for the sole purpose of helping trainees understand and develop the muscle memory for a prime 45° shooting position. Completely customizable to the user, the military-grade vinyl covered Crosslink closed-cell polyethylene foam forms attach with hook and loop to form the perfect prone shooting platform for any size person. ZUES, which stands for “Zero Under Eighty Seconds” gives new shooters confidence and makes serious shooters even better.

    Media from print and online were invited for a three-day intensive course that gave the writers a new perspective on how the Israeli infantry trains their trainers.

    Todd Burgreen, writing for Althon Outdoors commented, “[It was] a fast-paced course and a great proving ground, not only for the individual, but also for firearms and equipment. This was taken advantage of by seamlessly using the CAA Micro Roni with a Glock installed and an AR15 with the Hartman MH1 sight mounted. Thousands of handgun and rifle rounds were fired downrange over three days with no issues encountered with the Micro Roni or MH1 optic. This served as a solid testament to the CAA / Hartman products without CAA even having to say a word!”

    Larry Zanoff from ISS Weapons, the largest rental armory in the film and television industry, added, “Top notch training, from excellent instructors whose firsthand knowledge comes from the battlefield, not a power point slideshow, at a first class facility. That’s CAA / Hartman in a nutshell!”

    CAA and Hartman Optics will be exhibiting at the 2017 SHOT Show in January in Las Vegas, Nevada, at booth # 12571.

     

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    The New T15 Mini-Thermal Imager Offers Optical Zoom from 3 to 8x

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    San Diego, CA – January 2017: Utilizing a FLIR core, Torrey Pines Logic, Inc. has developed a unique optical zoom imager from 3x to 8x in a tiny package. Small enough to be held in the palm of your hand or fit on a Picatinny rail. Useful in both applications/situations during all lighting conditions, including total darkness.
    The T15 can be used in variety of search and rescue operations, fire fighting, law enforcement and military detection as well as other commercial applications. There are two models available: both are 9Hz units ideal for surveillance and are export ready. The T15-C is slightly smaller and lighter than the T15 which comes with a rail mount.
    The range and field-of-view for the new T15 thermal imager is excellent considering it’s small form factor. The field-of-view and range for the T15 is from 18.7° to 7° with a maximum human detection range of 162m @ 3x – 436m @8x. For law enforcement, fire fighting, search and rescue and military, the wide angle and extended range augment agency capabilities conducting challenging search operations.
    The
    T15 Thermal Imager offers a robust set of features commonly found in more expensive devices. The T-15 models offer on-board image and video recording/processing/enhancement, shutter with automatic NUC (Non-Uniformity Correction) capability, USB port for power input and software updates, battery read-out and protection, auto power-save and flexible mounting options: tripod/Weaver mount/Picatinny rail/ and more. Complete with multiple display modes: white hot, black hot, NV green and color. Also includes clip-on attachment for interfacing with optical scopes- and optional 2x lens adapter.

    Visit Torrey Pines Logic at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, booth #20671 in the law enforcement ballroom

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    PROOF Research Awarded Contract For Future Weapon Systems Development

    Columbia Falls, MT — PROOF Research, makers of advanced high-temperature composite aerospace/defense materials and components, cut-rifled steel precision rifle barrels, and carbon-fiber composite rifle barrels that deliver extreme accuracy, durability and up to a 50 percent weight reduction-has been awarded an $11.42 million contract for development of advanced hybrid composite muzzle brakes and medium caliber barrels for future weapon systems.

    The program builds on PROOF Research’s successful small caliber barrel technology already in service with U.S. military forces, and will enable medium caliber weapons with increased performance and provide overmatch capability on tomorrow’s battlefield. “This project demonstrates the scalability and broad application of PROOF’s technology to any weapon system” stated PROOF Research CEO, Larry Murphy. “It is an exciting progression of our commercial and military small caliber products that will generate a tactical advantage in larger weapons. We are looking forward to improving the tools available to our warfighters.”

    “PROOF’s hybrid composite barrel technology is unique in that it opens up the design space to provide lightweight, high stiffness barrels that cannot be manufactured with traditional materials and techniques. We can design and build medium caliber weapon system barrels with performance characteristics previously not attainable.”

    Effort sponsored by the U.S. Government under Other Transaction number W15QKN- 09-9-1001/W15QKN-12-9-0001/W15QKN-14-9-1001 between the National Armaments Consortium and the Government. The views and conclusions contained herein are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies or endorsements, either expressed or implied, of the U.S. Government.

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    IWI US Training Division Classes Now Open

    New training courses on IWI firearms, Krav Maga and IWI Armorer’s courses now available to civilians and law enforcement.

    Harrisburg, Pa. (January 2017)IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., is proud to announce their new Training Division is open for business. IWI US now offers firearms training and Krav Maga courses at the Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet, Texas and Armorer’s courses at the Harrisburg Area Community College in Pennsylvania.

    “Creating a training division built around IWI’s firearms and the Israeli methodology of self-defense was a natural next-step,” stated Michael Kassnar, vice-president of sales & marketing for IWI US. “We’ve been training law enforcement units as they transition to our bullpup platform and we’ve had numerous requests from the civilian market for the same training. Our new, centrally located, Texas facility allows us to provide this training and offer classes year round.”

    The new training courses lead by IWI US national law enforcement sales manager, Tom Alibrando, offer civilians and law enforcement professionals an in-depth experience with the TAVOR SAR and Galil ACE platforms, as well as basic knowledge on carbine, pistol and precision rifle platforms. The TAVOR Operator courses are offered in three levels, from the most basic, which brings a new TAVOR owner from little-to-no familiarity with the fundamentals of bullpup shooting to proficiency, to the most advanced, the active level III course that incorporates the knowledge from the two previous courses and adds training in areas like moving from cover to cover, operating in low light as well as firing from unusual shooting positions.

    Krav Maga courses are also available at the Texas facility. Krav Maga is the IDF’s hand-to-hand combat technique and offers an alternative method of self-defense when other means of force are not available to the student. IWI US also offers a Krav Maga course specifically designed for women which will be available in the spring of 2017.

    The TAVOR SAR/X95 Armorer Training Course held at the Harrisburg Area Community College is open to law enforcement and industry professionals. The course is designed to familiarize students in the basic maintenance, breakdown and conversions for both platforms.

    For more information, please visit www.iwi.us.

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    BLACKHAWK! Omnivore Holster Now Available

    Overland Park, KS – January 10, 2017 – Multiple holsters for multiple handguns is no longer an issue. The BLACKHAWK! Omnivore is a multi-fit holster that accommodates more than 150 styles of semi-automatic handguns with an accessory rail. The active retention mechanism locks onto our proprietary Rail Attachment Device, not the frame of the handgun. A thumb release disengages the locking mechanism when drawing the handgun. The holsters are now available at dealers.
    • MULTI-FIT – Omnivore holsters fit more than 150 styles of semi-automatic handguns with an accessory rail.
    • ACTIVE RETENTION MECHANISM – Ergonomic thumb-activated retention mechanism delivers instant firearm access.
    • LEVEL 2 RETENTION – Uses two features to hold handgun securely in place.
    • FREE-FLOATING DESIGN – Holster locks onto Rail Attachment Device, doesn’t wear firearm’s frame and finish.
    • 3-POSITION ADJUSTABLE RELEASE – Height of thumb-activated retention mechanism adjusts to fit your hand.
    BLACKHAWK!, a Vista Outdoor, Inc. brand, is committed to providing the best class of tactical gear. For more information, visit
    www.blackhawk.com,

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    Sentry Product Group introduces Lightweight Gun Protection

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    The Armadillo, a packable rifle, shotgun, AR cover, protects gun and optics from weather during outdoor excursions or hunts, transportation and storage.

    Virginia Beach, Virginia, (January 9, 2017) – Sentry Products Group, the industry leader in protection, transport and storage of optics extends its product line with the lightweight water resistant Armadillo.

    “The concept came from a call with a customer whose slung rifle fell into the snow during an elk hunt,” stated Eric Yeates, Vice President Research and Development for Sentry. “While their Scopecoat cover kept the optic clear, they asked if anything was available to protect the rifle.  We looked to technology from the apparel industry and created a lightweight product that would work with a slung weapon,” concluded Yeates.

    Enter the Armadillo.  A packable cover that accommodates Rifle, Shotgun or AR regardless of accessory configuration.  Constructed of lightweight, water resistant material the Armadillo fits from muzzle to butt stock and works with all sling types, offering protection from the elements, even while shouldered.  The stretch fabric and adjustable draw string forms the Armadillo to the weapons unique configuration. Once removed it folds to the size of a deck of cards for storage in the hunting vest or range bag.

    While great for use in the field, the Armadillo also protects your valuable firearms and optics during transport and storage.  The soft brushed interior eliminates friction wear marks in transport and eliminates collateral damage from exposed bolts, laser devices, optics and lights while retrieving, or arranging weapons in the safe.

    If you are interested in becoming a Distributor, Dealer, OEM Customer or to request an appointment to preview our new products including the Armadillo at SHOT Show, January 17-20, 2017 (Booth #614) please contact us at (877) 726-7328.

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    Vertx® Announces Expansion to the RECON Line of Uniforms

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    Vertx® , a premier tactical and outdoor brand of apparel and gear, is pleased to announce the release of new solid colors to the RECON line of uniforms. The RECON line consists of 3 elements- the RECON Garrison Shirt, the RECON Combat Shirt and the RECON Pants. The full line was initially launched in MultiCam®, however, it will now include solid colors OD Green, Navy and Black. Specifically, the RECON Garrison Shirt will now be available in Black, Navy and OD Green. The RECON Combat Shirt will be available in Black, Smoke Grey, Navy, OD Green, and Desert Tan. The RECON Pants will be available in Black, Navy and OD Green.

    “We’ve seen great success and reception in the market with our RECON uniform in MultiCam® in regards to its functionality and price point,” says Darrell Morrow, Vice President of Vertx. “With that said, a number of agencies and units expressed their desire to have the uniform offered in their standard colors. This provided the necessary catalyst to investigate which colors were most requested and from that research we ended up with the mix that we are now launching. We feel that the uniform fulfills a need in most agencies and units to have a robust, functional uniform at a feasible price.”

    Sought after by America’s Top Federal Elite, the Vertx RECON Uniform in solid colors offers the ultimate in storage and mobility in a 65/35 Poly Cotton Ripstop construction. The RECON uniform offers more storage ability, with higher quality construction, at an affordable price versus other leading competitors. In addition, with the exclusive benefit of 37.5™ Active Particle Technology in the RECON Combat Shirt, this is the only uniform available on the market today to help you conserve energy and sweat less, while staying 5X drier than other performance fabrics.

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    The RECON Garrison Shirt offers maximum storage ability in a traditional-style field shirt. Paired with the RECON pants, the RECON Garrison Shirt is 65/35 Poly Cotton Ripstop for reinforced durability, with and without additional gear. The Garrison Shirt offers multiple pocket configurations for carrying and easily accessing needed essentials. The Garrison Shirt has an MSRP of $169.95.

    With Over 12 pockets, the RECON Pants offer maximum storage ability for units who need to balance loading and packing with the ability to remain mobile and functional. Its 65/35 Poly Cotton Ripstop design provides reinforced durability for even the toughest missions. The RECON Pants have an MSRP of $169.95.

    The RECON Combat Shirt provides high-performance design features and durability in the field. Double-reinforced elbows and ripstop weave fabric hold up to crawling, shooting and climbing while unique camouflage designs blend into multiple environments. The RECON Combat Shirt has an MSRP of $124.95.

    To find a Vertx dealer near you please visit: http://www.vertx.com/StoreInfo/StoreLocator

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    HANGING OUT WITH BROWNELLS AT SHOT SHOW 2017

    Brownells Shot Show 2017 Meet Up Flier

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    OTIS ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCTS FOR 2017

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    Lyons Falls, NY:  Otis Technology is proud to announce its new products for 2017.  These products will debut at the 2017 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show on January 17-20, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.
    The PATRIOT Series of firearm cleaning kits by Otis will make their first debut at the show.  These cleaning kits offer the basic Breech-to-Muzzle® cleaning gear packed simply in a hard plastic case.  Each kit is caliber specific and is available in 8 configurations, ranging from .17 caliber to 12 gauge.  With a suggested retail price of $19.99 to $24.99, consumers can pick up several cleaning kits to fit their needs.
    The Otis line of Smart Cleaners, Lubricants, Protectants and CLPs will make their official product launch at the show.  This complete line of over twenty SKUs offers next generation protection for firearms.  A majority of the line is biodegradable offering a powerful formula that is also safe for the environment.  Couple them with an Otis Breech-to-Muzzle® cleaning system for superior firearm maintenance.
    The company is also announcing its
    DEFENDER Series cleaning systems.  Available in nine configurations, these cleaning systems feature three ways of cleaning in one convenient system: Memory-Flex® cables, Ripcord® one pass cleaning tools and solid rods are included.  Configurations are available in single caliber or multi caliber cleaning systems in .223cal/5.56mm, .308cal/7.62mm, .38cal/9mm, .40cal or .45cal.
    Otis has also revamped some of its accessories. 
    Bore brushes are available in two-packs featuring one nylon and one bronze bristled brush.  They are available in .22 caliber to 12 gauge and are at a suggested retail of $1.99 to $2.49.  Otis All Purpose Receiver brushes are available in several different variety three-packs and feature a smaller package size.  Lastly, Otis will debut a3 pack of reusable microfiber gun cloths.
    For resellers, Otis Technology has revamped its display merchandising program and offers five new display options in three different sizes.  Each display features top-selling Otis products – ranging from cleaning systems & accessories to Ripcord®, chemicals and hearing protection.
    Otis Technology is known for manufacturing the most advanced gun cleaning systems available.  The superior Breech-to-Muzzle® design combined with unmatched quality has positioned Otis as the gun care system of choice with the US Military.  Otis Technology is SMART GUN CARE.

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    Chamber-View Debuts Its New Universal Empty Chamber Indicator (ECI)

    Chamber-View increases firearm safety for hunters, law enforcement and military forces with release of a new product designed to fit most handguns from .22 to .45 in a single unit.

    Merrimack, N.H. (January 2017)Chamber-View, LLC, innovators of highly visual firearms safety products, is pleased to announce the introduction of the new Universal Handgun ECI. The new Universal ECI is designed to fit most semi-automatic handgun calibers from .22 to .45. Made from 100 percent ultra-durable, high visibility blaze orange silicone, the Universal Handgun ECI provides instant recognition that a firearm is safe by indicating a fully open action to surrounding shooters, range personnel and observers. In addition to enhancing the shooter’s safety by aiding against accidental closing of the action, the Universal ECI helps preserve a firearm’s performance by preventing elements, like debris or dust from contaminating the barrel.

    The Chamber-View Universal Handgun ECI also serves as a pull tag for high visual safety that is quick and easy to remove from your firearm. New for the 2017 SHOT Show, the Universal Handgun ECI will be sold in a 2-pack for just $9.95.

    The Universal Handgun ECI is available for purchase at www.chamber-view.com with availability at retailers following soon.

    Visit Chamber-View at the 2017 SHOT Show Jan. 17 – 20, 2017 Booth 2120

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    IWI TAVOR X95 Coming to Canada

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    The highly anticipated bullpup rifle will be available to shooting enthusiasts across Canada from Q1/17

    Ramat HaSharon, Israel, January 10, 2017. Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) a leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for law enforcement agencies, governments, and armies around the world – will market its TAVOR X95 Bullpup Rifle in Canada starting from the first quarter of 2017.

    According to Shlomi Sabag, IWI’s CEO, “After years of activity in the Canadian market and the successful sale of the TAVOR rifle and the JERICHO pistol, the company is proud to launch its cutting-edge TAVOR X95 rifle in this market. Deployed by the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) and many other armies throughout the world, the TAVOR X95 is one of the most advanced bullpup rifles available, combining long barrel with compact dimensions, to provide high accuracy with enhanced maneuverability.”

    Based on the US model, the Canadian TAVOR X95 will be adapted to Canadian laws, with an 18.6 inch barrel. The rifle will be manufactured and assembled in Israel on the same production line used for the US market, and will therefore carry the “IWI US” markings. It will be exported directly from Israel to Canada, and, like the TAVOR, will be classified in Canada as non-restricted.

    Recently selected as the 2017 “Shooting Illustrated” Rifle of the Year, the TAVOR X95 will be offered in two calibers – 5.56mm and 9mm – with a 9mm conversion kit also available for purchase. The TAVOR X95 platform incorporates a tri-rail forearm covered by three removable vented rail covers. The TAVOR-style grip is modular and can be easily converted to a more conventional AR type. The charging handle has also been relocated closer to the shooter’s center mass, and unlike the TAVOR, the ambidextrous magazine release is located in a similar AR-15 location on the TAVOR X95. Available in Black, FDE, and OD Green, the TAVOR X95 features a lightweight trigger pull, weighing around 3 kilos. The rifle can be purchased with compatible sights from Meprolight – either the MEPRO M21 Day/Night Self-Illuminated Reflex Sight or the MEPRO RDS or RDS PRO (M5) Electronic Weapon Red Dot Sight.

    The TAVOR X95 rifle is an innovative firearm that was created and developed in close collaboration with elite units of the IDF. As the standard IDF assault rifle, it is exceptionally reliable in even the harshest weather conditions, and complies with the most stringent NATO standards for small arms.

    Sabag continued, “The marketing of the rifle in Canada will begin during the first quarter of 2017. For information on the arrival date in your region, please contact IWI’s Canadian Distributor, North Sylva Co., or your local dealer or gun shop.”

    ABOUT IWI

    Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), located in the center of Israel, has been a world leader in small arms for over 80 years. IWI is a member of the SK Group, which is composed of companies that develop and manufacture a wide array of military products for governmental entities, armies, and law enforcement agencies around the world. IWI’s best-known products include the TAVOR, X95 (MICRO TAVOR) and GALIL ACE Assault Rifles, the GALIL Sniper Rifle, the DAN .338 Bolt Action Sniper Rifle, the NEGEV Light Machine Gun 5.56 & 7.62 mm, the legendary UZI SMG in its latest evolution – UZI PRO, and the JERICHO pistols – which have all been considered weapons of choice by military units and top law enforcement agencies around the world. The company’s firearms are developed in close collaboration with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF): IWI and the IDF join forces in developing these weapons, whose final configurations are the product of ongoing interaction, field tests, and modifications, resulting from combat requirements and experience. All IWI weapon systems comply with the most stringent military standards (MIL-STD) and ISO 9001 standards.

    For more information on IWI, please visit: http://www.iwi.net

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    Theissen Training Systems (TTS) Will Be Attending Shot Show

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    Theissen Training Systems (TTS) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of live-fire training applications with production sites in Germany, Belgium and North America. TTS develops, produces and installs complete training range systems for Small Arms Ranges, Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) facilities and Combined Arms Live-Fire Exercise (CALFEX) ranges that include tank and attack helicopter operations.

    Theissen will be attending the SHOT Show and Conference between 17-20 January in Las Vegas showcasing at the German Pavilion. Contact tilman.rumpf@theissentraining.de for further information.

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    Chromatra’s ColorTAC CVA-14 Clips On To Any PVS-14 And Lets You See Color at Night

    ColorTAC, the night vision clip-on from Chromatra that turns green to color will be exhibited at the TNVC booth #6502 during the 2017 SHOT Show

    Beverly, Mass. (January 2017) –Chromatra, LLC, the innovator behind the design and manufacture of real color capable night vision, announces its new product,ColorTAC, the affordable Clip-on technology that lets you see color through your existing PVS-14 night vision device, will debut at the SHOT Show at the Tactical Night Vision Company‘s booth (#6502).

    “The patented technology of ColorTAC is a game-changer for law enforcement and military units around the world and will allow them to effectively monitor and manage emergency responses through the ability to see full color in low light conditions,” Paul Stump, CEO of Chromatra explained. “Being able to see color at night helps first responders to positively ID persons, terrain, and trauma, and greatly improves situational awareness.”

    The ColorTAC CVA-14 easily clips on to any existing PVS-14 _Product in photo may not represent final production product

    The patented ColorTAC technology converts the monochromatic green or white phosphor image seen through night vision devices to color. Adding color to the formerly monochromatic image can minimize traditional NVG disadvantages such as disorientation, fatigue, headaches and missed trauma cues. ColorTAC is a lightweight, quick to attach analog unit that fits over any PVS-14 NVG, allowing the user to instantly see color in low light conditions. The ColorTAC unit can operate in extreme environments, is easily deployable, exceeds market battery life requirements and is affordable. The unit takes just seconds to attach, and folds quickly and compactly for storage or transportation.

    The new ColorTAC units are only available to law enforcement and interested agencies are encouraged to contact Chromatra to set up an appointment at the TNVC booth #6502 and see the color they’ve been missing. Contact (978) 473-7005 x103 to set up an appointment at the SHOT Show, or email us atchromsls@Chromatra.com.

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    Kalashnikov USA Files Countersuit Against Finish First Tactical, LLC

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    Filed in Broward County, Florida at the end of 2016 in response to a lawsuit Finish First Tactical filed against Kalashnikov USA and Premax Manufacturing, Kalashnikov USA seeks compensation for breach of contract and non-disclosure agreement by Finish First Tactical.

    Pompano Beach, Fla. (January 2017) – Kalashnikov USA answered the lawsuit filed by Finish First Tactical, LLC with a countersuit. Finish First Tactical made public its lawsuit against firearms manufacturer, Kalashnikov USA and a subcontractor, Premax Manufacturing in October 2016 alleging that Kalashnikov USA and Premax breached a mutual non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with Finish First Tactical and began a relationship, which in essence, cut out Finish First Tactical.

    The million dollar countersuit by Kalashnikov USA filed December 30, 2016 demonstrates that Kalashnikov USA hired Finish Tactical to manufacture parts for the new American-made Kalashnikov rifles and shotguns. The new claims made by Kalashnikov USA in Broward County Court holds that Finish First Tactical breached the agreement in a number of ways including complete failure to perform, violation of a non-disclosure agreement and fraud.

    The initial NDA signed by Finish First Tactical and Kalashnikov USA established a number of restrictions, including non-disclosure of confidential information such as design specifications. Finish First Tactical agreed to supply the specified parts at agreed upon prices and schedules. Without authorization from Kalashnikov USA, and with full knowledge they could not supply the parts, Finish First Tactical engaged a third party manufacturer, Premax Manufacturing to produce the parts. Even after, in good faith, Kalashnikov USA advanced Finish First Tactical substantial funds to encourage them to complete their contract, Finish First Tactical retained the advances and failed to supply product or return of the funds.

    The ongoing actions by Finish First Tactical, including misrepresentation, sharing of confidential information and engaging in unfair acts and practices have resulted in Kalashnikov USA seeking damages against Finish First Tactical exceeding $1 million and dismissal of their initial suit.

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    STREAMLIGHT® UNVEILS STATE-OF-THE-ART WEBSITE

    Enhanced Site Features Responsive Design, Improved Navigation

    EAGLEVILLE, PA, January 9, 2017 – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting tools, recently launched its newly upgraded website, Streamlight.com, featuring a sleek new look with a responsive design and state-of the-art navigation that works from any device – desktop, tablet, or smartphone.

    As part of the new design, Streamlight.com now features updated, easy-to-search product pages and categories that include include key details at a glance. Product pages feature related videos, accessories and multiple image views.  

    Enhanced product filtering allows users to search by lighting category, product type, product series, or market application, as well as by battery type or lumens.

    “The new Streamlight website allows users to find the most up-to-date product information quickly and easily no matter which device they are using,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen. “To meet the needs of our international customers, we have expanded the translation capabilities to include eight different languages.”

    The updated website’s main menu now includes sections on Products, Resources, Video Showcase and Support.  A new feature is the site’s Community section, providing drop down menus for corporate information; press releases and other media; trade shows and events; and a portal for purchasing Streamlight-branded gear. Easy-to-navigate tabs allow users to search, choose a language, and find a dealer to purchase products.

    In addition, the website is built to provide a local user experience.  Ultimately, the site will recognize a user’s location and offer up specific products based on market interest and language.

    The site also offers social media sharing capabilities, which enables users to share product information through email or social media channels directly from the site.

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    Joint German And USA Weapon Familiarization Training

    If you watch the first 30 to 45 seconds of this You Tube video, you can see the German trainer catching a few hot 5.56 shell casings as they are ejected from the G36. These training session are an excellent way to develop proficiency and grow comradery

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    THE SNAKES ARE BACK!

    The Colt Cobra® marks Colt’s triumphant return to the world of double-action revolvers. Its small frame and 2″ barrel make it ideal for concealed carry. Everything on the Cobra emulates the legendary Python pistols; trigger pull and grip angle are all designed to give the shooter a Python feel unique to Colt’s legendary revolver family.

    The Cobra® features all-steel construction, as well as a rubber wrapped grip that’s been moved rearward to help manage recoil. The Cobra® is chambered in .38 Special and is +P capable. This firearm was designed to meet the needs of new shooters and seasoned professionals alike. It’s easy and enjoyable to shoot, easy to carry, and draws from the fine lineage that make Colt revolvers special.

    Features

    • Fiber Optic Front Sight
    • LL2™ Trigger System
    • Colt Branded Rubber Grip
    • .38 Special (+P Capable), Six Round Capacity
    • 2″ Barrel Length
    • M.S.R.P. $699
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    Larry Vickers On The SAKO M92S

    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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    Brownells New Product Review By Paul Levy

    Paul is presenting some new products from Knights Armament
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    A Night Vision Revolution is Here: ColorTAC Opens the Eyes of Existing NVGs to a World of Color

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    “Maintaining our tactical advantage at night will require revolutionary, game changing capabilities like color night vision. The goal of our color night vision effort is to provide the SOF operator the ability to see true color on a moonless night with just starlight-a tremendous tactical advantage”- Admiral William H. McRaven, former ninth commander of the United States Special Operations Command.

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    Night vision systems have been around since the 1930s where they were first used by German tank operators in WWII. Since that time night vision has improved by leaps and bounds and has become an integral part of our military, giving the U.S. a great tactical advantage over its foes. It’s allowed our troops to exploit the cover of darkness to move to contact and engage our foes, as well as to save many civilians lives. Night vision gear has found its way from the battlefield to our streets, where SWAT teams and other police units employ NVGs to operate more effectively at night for tasks such as dangerous suspect apprehension, covert surveillance of illegal activity, crime response and search and rescue.

    Security professionals use night vision to keep a vigilant eye on our Nation’s critical infrastructure such as power plants, refineries, manufacturing facilities and even nuclear power plants. With the affordable price of later generation NVGs, civilians have purchased thousands of these devices for safer cross-country navigation, wildlife observation and varmint hunting.

    For all of night vision’s advantages and the many improvements made since its introduction in WWII it has had one glaring disadvantage. The “green glow,” monochromatic image denies the NVG viewer critical visual information: color. This missing information can be a liability or even potentially deadly. Without the vital information that seeing color can provide, law enforcement personnel may not be able to properly access the scene and make correct tactical decisions; military medics have difficulty telling blood from water, oil or other fluids, and thus may make mistakes in triage priorities; troops can have difficulty navigating terrain; and seeing color can reduce the fatigue and visual distortion green monochromatic night vision can cause. As Admiral McRaven stated in his Feb. 27, 2014, speech at the Hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, being able to see color at night will help maintain our troops’ tactical advantage going forward.

    Thankfully, this important deficiency of current monochromatic night vision has been addressed. The future is here and Chromatra is bringing it. Chromatra, LLC, established in 2014, is ready to introduce to the world its first product; ColorTAC. ColorTAC, when used in conjunction with any of the over 1-million night vision devices already on the market today, provides the user with, simply, a color image at night. For those who rely on NVG’s to perform their mission, the ability to See What’s Missing can be the difference between life and death.

    The ColorTAC CVA-14 easily clips on to any existing PVS-14 product pictured may not represent final production version.

    ColorTAC is founded on the Chromatra’s unique Gemini technology that enables the production of color images from otherwise monochromatic imaging devices, yielding impressive low light imaging performance. The ColorTAC unit operates in extreme environments, is easily deployable, lightweight, exceeds market battery life requirements and is affordable. The unit folds up quickly and compactly for storage or transportation and takes just seconds to attach to any existing PVS-14-green or white phosphor- the most common NVG device used by the military and major law enforcement agencies .

    Chromatra, LLC based in Beverly, Massachusetts, an East Coast hub of technological innovation and manufacturing, will be rolling out ColorTAC for the law enforcement market at the 2017 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 17 – 20.

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