This little light was introduced in 2020 as an addition to the Company’s growing USB rechargeable line. Its compact size and ease of operation makes it an outstanding 500 lumen EDC pocket carry illumination tool.

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Bushnell Now Shipping Powerview 2 Binoculars


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New ‘Do It All’ Binoculars Built for Durability with Modern Exterior Design

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – August 4, 2020 – Bushnell®, an industry leader in performance optics, announced today that it has started shipping the Powerview 2, an evolution of their popular Powerview line of binoculars that have offered industry-leading value for over a decade.

A versatile, general-use binocular, Powerview 2 models feature an aircraft grade, aluminum alloy chassis built for durability without adding unnecessary weight and bulk. Each model sports high-quality, soft-touch black rubber armor and brushed metal texture finishes that give it an eye-catching modern exterior design and superior ergonomics.

Available now for purchase at prices ranging from $39.99 to $79.99, Powerview 2 fits within nearly everyone’s budget. The line offers compact, mid- and full-size options in roof or porro prism configurations ranging from 10x to 20x magnification. This wide assortment provides multiple options for any outdoor adventure.

Multi-coated optics provide a clear, vibrant image, even in low light. The focus wheel is designed for ultra-smooth performance, allowing the user to quickly focus on the subject and get exceptional definition. All Powerview 2 binoculars have an adjustable diopter, and come with soft-touch rubber armor that’s textured along the sides and on the bridge for easy handling and a confident grip.

Powerview 2 binoculars are available in the following configurations and prism systems: Compact 10x25mm folding roof prism, 16x32mm folding roof prism. Mid-size 10x42mm roof prism, and Full Size 10x50mm Porro prism, 12x50mm Porro prism and 20x50mm Porro prism. All models have fold-down eyecups except for the 10×42 roof prism model which has twist-up eye cups.

All mid and full size Powerview 2 models are tripod compatible. Available accessories include a tripod adapter and bino harness. For more information on this new line of products please visit

About Bushnell

Bushnell, a Vista Outdoor brand, has been the industry leader in high-performance sports optics for more than 70 years. Our guiding principle is to provide the highest quality, most reliable and affordable sports optics products on the market. And, our commitment to outstanding customer service and strong retailer partnerships is unmatched. Bushnell boasts leading market share in all of the sports optics categories, and our products have consistently won design and performance awards. Our product lines enhance the enjoyment of every outdoor pursuit from spectator sports, nature study, hunting, fishing and birding to stargazing. For news and information, visit

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The legendary H59 reticle

The Legendary H59 Reticle

Horus Vision reticles are used the world over by the most elite marksmen across every discipline. This week we highlight the H59 and H59-MOA reticles, demonstrating how they can help improve your accuracy.

The H59™ reticle started the revolution of the holdover reticle, causing many of the worlds most elite marksman to continue to use it to this day. With it’s 0.2 miliradian Horus Grid and patented Rapid Range bars, it provides fast and easy to use target range estimation, wind and drop compensation, and use with the Accuracy 1st Speed Shooting Formula.

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The revolutionary H59™ reticle is now available in MOA! With a 1 MOA Horus Grid and our patented Rapid Range bars it provides incredibly fast and easy wind and drop compensation, target range estimation, and Second Shot Correction capabilities making it ideal for those looking for advanced reticle capabilities calibrated in MOA. 

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To learn more watch Kristy Titus, host of Pursue the Wild, as she reviews the NEW H59-MOA reticle!

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Blackhawk Adds New T-Series RDS Holsters for SIG P320


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New Level 2 Light Bearing Holsters Compatible with SIG SAUER P320

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia – August 4, 2020 – Blackhawk, a leader in law enforcement and military equipment for over 20 years, announced today that it has added new Level 2 Duty (L2D) Light Bearing holsters compatible with the SIG SAUER P320 to the T-Series Red Dot Sight (RDS) Holster line. The new holsters were engineered specifically to accommodate red dot sights when mounted on SIG P320 pistols.

The new dual-injected molded holsters are available in left and right-hand configurations and feature a removable, rotating dust cover that protects the optic from impacts and debris. The T-Series RDS holsters can be used with the Trijicon RMR/SRO, Leupold Delta Point Pro, SIG Romeo1Pro, plus other similar sized optics. The SIG P320 pistol is kept secure in a durable polymer body that provides users with a sleek, ergonomic design without adding extra bulk to the holster.

As the world’s first thumb driven, dual-injected molded holster, each T-Series RDS holster is standard with a soft touch inner layer that is both super slick and sound-dampening. This durable and efficient, low-friction design translates into a smooth, quiet draw or re-holstering of the sidearm.

Designed to follow Blackhawk’s Master Grip Principle, all T-Series holsters have been specifically developed to allow the user’s hand to land naturally where it should in order to deploy the sidearm. The T-Series RDS L2D and Level 3 Duty (L3D) holsters are designed for use with the Streamlight TLR-1 and TLR-2 pistol lights.

For more information on the new light-bearing T-Series RDS Holsters for the SIG P320 or to view the complete line of T-Series holsters visit

In 1990, a Navy SEAL was navigating a minefield when his pack failed. As his gear tumbled to the ground he vowed that if he got out of there alive he would make gear the right way. Today, this obsession with quality applies to everything we do. We’re constantly researching, refining and perfecting every detail to provide gear that won’t let you down. Because we’re not just making stuff – we’re honoring a vow.

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· The company, the Eurofighter’s second biggest avionics supplier, has consolidated its participation in developing the new version of the AESA electronic scanning radar

· It will be taking part in all system development phases, having design authority over several new modules, and taking over responsibility for certain critical functions.

Madrid, August 4, 2020.- Spain has selected Indra, a leading multinational technology and consulting company, as the national company to perform the development of the radar for the Eurofighter in consortium with the German company Hensoldt Sensors GmbH.

This program will deliver one of the world’s most sophisticated AESA electronic scanning radars and augment the operational capacity of Spanish and German Eurofighters. The program also has the long-term goal of consolidating national sovereignty over the radar’s development within the operation.

The company is taking on a key role alongside Hensoldt in all the system design phases, and is set to ramp up its industrial participation in its development.

Indra will be leading the development of key functionalities, taking advantage of its expertise in electronic warfare, operating modes and the capabilities of the new technology built into in the radar.

This know-how will strengthen its position as designer and supplier to airborne radar programs deployed in latest-generation aircraft.

The new E-Scan Common Radar System MK. 1 (ECRS MK1) will provide top-tier capabilities to the Eurofighters of the Spanish and German air forces.

The system will drastically improve the aircraft’s operating capacities and counter-defense systems. It will bolster air-to-air and air-to-surface identification and detection, increase its capacity to resist attacks attempting to interfere with its systems, by using countermeasures based on the latest-generation electronic defense techniques. The radar system will also possess electronic disturbance and listening capabilities.

Indra’s participation in the new program will encompass all life cycle phases, from the design and development subject to the current contract, to production and future operation, development and support.

The contract will allow Indra to create long-term highly-skilled jobs, in addition to reinforcing its technological expertise and role as a key supplier in the field of airborne sensors, as well as the leader of the Sensors technological pillar within the FCAS program.

The work Indra is doing in the ongoing development of this aircraft lends continuity to the role the company has been playing for decades as the second largest avionics supplier in the Eurofighter program.

In addition to the Captor radar and the Praetorian DASS, Indra is a key supplier of the Eurofighter in the development of its communications subsystems, flight and weapons control, navigation, engine and other utilities control, among other equipment. In the same vein, Indra solutions are part of the simulation and training systems, while in the operational phase, they are a benchmark for improving the availability of the platform.

About Indra

Indra ( is one of the leading global technology and consulting companies and the technology partner for key business operations for clients worldwide. It is a leading global provider of proprietary solutions in specific segments of the Transport and Defence markets, and a leading company in digital transformation consulting and Information Technology in Spain and Latin America through its subsidiary Minsait. Its business model is based on a comprehensive offer of original products, with a high-value, end-to-end approach with major innovation component. At the closing of the 2019 financial year, Indra achieved a revenue of €3.204 billion, more than 49,000 employees, a local presence in 46 countries and business operations in more than 140 countries.

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Sig Sauer Announces New Gearbox for National Shooting Sports Month

August 4, 2020

SIG SAUER GearboxNEWTOWN, Conn. – NSSF®, the trade association for the firearm industry, is pleased to announce that SIG SAUER has agreed to sponsor a Gearbox Giveaway in support of 2020’s National Shooting Sports Month®.

SIG SAUER is a leading manufacturer of rifles, handguns, airguns, ammunition, electro-optics, suppressors and accessories for the military, law enforcement and civilian markets around the world. The company’s founding dates back to 1751 at J.P. Sauer & Suhl in Germany, and 1853 when it was a wagon factory in Rhine Falls, Switzerland. This company changed its name in 1864 to Swiss Industrial Group—SIG—before eventually evolving, in 2007, to be the SIG SAUER brand with which today’s consumers are familiar.

The 2020 National Shooting Sports Month SIG SAUER Gearbox Giveaway, valued at nearly $4,000, includes:

1 SIG SAUER CROSS rifle in .308 Winchester

1 SIERRA3 BDX scope and rangefinder kit

10 boxes (20-count each) of Elite Hunter Tipped ammunition

1 collection of SIG SAUER-branded apparel and gear

“Whether hunter or target shooter, anyone who’s a fan of rifle shooting would count themselves fortunate to win this SIG SAUER Gearbox Giveaway,” said Zach Snow, NSSF Director, Retail & Range Business Development. “We greatly appreciate SIG SAUER’s contribution and look forward to them building a great relationship with the winner of this package.”

“As an avid supporter of all shooting sports and advocacy for participation in all forms of training to support shooting, SIG SAUER is honored to offer this Gearbox Giveaway with NSSF,” said Tom Taylor, SIG SAUER Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales. “As the number of shooting enthusiasts grows and new gun owners are buying guns in record numbers in today’s new world, we hope this promotes people getting out and enjoying shooting at the range and engaging in the shooting sports.”

National Shooting Sports Month, a celebration of the shooting sports and the firearm industry, takes place throughout the month of August. Firearms ranges and FFL retailers across the country have listed hundreds of special events, shoots and promotions on the calendar at That calendar interacts directly with NSSF’s website, which consumers use to discover the August events taking place in their communities. Ranges and retailers can still get added to calendar by listing their August activities here. By doing so NSSF will send you a promotional package that includes shirts and hats.

Additional Gearbox Giveaway sponsorships are available. For more information on how these sponsorships and your involvement in National Shooting Sports Month benefit both your business and the firearm industry at large, contact Zach Snow at or 203-426-1320 ext. 224.

About NSSF

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, log on to

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SIG SAUER Kicks-Off National Shooting Sports Month

NEWINGTON, N.H., (August 4, 2020) – In recognition of National Shooting Sports Month, SIG SAUER, Inc. is honored to announce support for the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s (NSSF) annual initiative to celebrate the shooting sports throughout the month of August.  Now through August 31st, SIG SAUER in conjunction with NSSF is offering increased opportunity for participation in the shooting sports through the exclusive SIG SAUER Shooting Sports Gear Box .

“SIG SAUER is proud to join with other industry manufacturers to support NSSF and all of their safety, shooting, and hunting initiatives during National Shooting Sports Month as they work to increase awareness and participation in the shooting sports and advocate for our industry,” began Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER,Inc.

The SIG SAUER Shooting Sports Gear Box includes the new SIG CROSS, a SIG SAUER Electro-Optics SIERRA3 BDX combo kit including rangefinder and riflescope, and SIG SAUER Ammunition Elite Hunter 308 WIN ammunition, and exclusive SIG SAUER Hunt Like A Warrior Gear.  To enter for a chance to win the SIG SAUER Gear Box visit

Additionally, SIG SAUER is excited to support the all-new NSSF #RangeChallenge Series launched in conjunction with National Shooting Sports Month to encourage target shooting activity and bring new shooters to the range.  To support this effort and promote range participation, SIG SAUER Academy, the leading provider of the highest quality firearms instruction and training in the world, has donated a gift certificate for the weekly giveaway for a SIG SAUER Academy class.

“With record numbers of Americans purchasing firearms and realizing the importance of the 2nd Amendment, SIG SAUER is proud to be an active participant in supporting the mission of NSSF to promote, protect, and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.  Active participation across the industry in National Shooting Sports Month, and all of the important NSSF initiatives, is essential to ensuring that the shooting sports, and out 2nd Amendment rights are enjoyed for generations to come,” concluded Taylor.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is  a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 150 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy. Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER has almost 2,000 employees across eight locations. For more information about the company and product line visit:


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Raytheon Missiles & Defense and Rafael team to establish U.S.-based Iron Dome Weapon System production facility

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Tel Aviv, Aug. 3, 2020 —  Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies (RTX: NYSE) business, and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., an Israeli-based defense technology company, have signed a joint venture to establish an Iron DomeTM Weapon System production facility in the United States. The new partnership, called Raytheon RAFAEL Area Protection Systems, anticipates finalizing a site location before the end of the year.

“This will be the first Iron Dome all-up-round facility outside of Israel, and it will help the U.S. Department of Defense and allies across the globe obtain the system for defense of their service members and critical infrastructure,” said Raytheon Missiles & Defense Systems’ Sam Deneke, vice president of Land Warfare & Air Defense business execution.

The new facility will produce both the Iron Dome Weapon System, which consists of the Tamir interceptor and launcher, and the SkyHunter® missile, a U.S. derivative of Tamir. Both Tamir and SkyHunter intercept incoming cruise missiles, unmanned aerial systems and short-range targets such as rockets, artillery, mortars and other aerial threats.

“We are excited about this new stage in our partnership with Raytheon and proud of our U.S. production,” said Brig. Gen. (res.) Pini Yungman, executive vice president for Air and Missile Defense of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. “We have long partnered on U.S. production of Iron Dome and are pleased to increase manufacturing and bring SkyHunter to the U.S.”

Raytheon Missiles & Defense and Rafael have teamed for over a decade on Iron Dome, the world’s most-used system with more than 2,500 operational intercepts and a success rate exceeding 90 percent. To learn more about these critical missile defense programs, visit us here.

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Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. designs, develops, manufactures and supplies a wide range of high-tech defense systems for air, land, sea, and space applications for the Israel Defense Forces and the Israeli defense establishment, as well as for customers around the world. The company offers its customers a diversified array of innovative solutions at the leading edge of global technology, from underwater systems through naval, ground, and air superiority systems to space systems. RAFAEL is one of Israel’s three largest defense companies, employing 8000 people and numerous subcontractors and service suppliers, including in the United States.

About Raytheon Missiles & Defense

Raytheon Missiles & Defense brings global customers the most advanced end-to-end solutions delivering the advantage of one innovative partner to detect, track, and intercept threats. With a broad portfolio of air and missile defense systems, precision weapons, radars, command and control systems and advanced defense technologies Raytheon Missiles & Defense solutions protect citizens, warfighters and infrastructure in more than fifty countries around the world.

About Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. With 195,000 employees and four industry-leading businesses ― Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense ― the company delivers solutions that push the boundaries in avionics, cybersecurity, directed energy, electric propulsion, hypersonics, and quantum physics. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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The SilencerCo Enhanced Bolt Carrier Group is designed for shooters who demand superior performing weapon components in their firearm.

  • Mil-Spec 8470 Steel Firing Pin
  • Hardened 4340 Cam Pin
  • Black Nitride Finish
  • Optimized Forward Ports
  • MPI & HPT Tested
  • Mil-Spec Extractor Spring & O-Ring

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Coming soon from Nightforce Optics!

You Asked, We Listened!

Check-in Wednesday, 8/5 for a big announcement from Nightforce Optics!
Check out our
website to stay current on all Nightforce Optics events, learn about all our products, and see the newest Nightforce riflescopes on August 5th.

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1,078 Coins in Three Days

Hundreds of Hammered Coins Discovered in UK Farm Field

European metal detector dealer and friends dig 1,078 silver coins in three days

Chicago, IL (August 3, 2020) – Luke Mahoney was walking slowly across a field in an undisclosed location of the UK last month, swinging his metal detector from side to side, when a clear Beep… Beep… Beep came through his earphones. After hundreds of hours listening to his machine “talk” to him, Mahoney knew this particular sound meant his coil had passed over a nice coin. He carefully eased his digging tool into the ground and brought the target to the surface. Mahoney had just unearthed a silver, hammered coin dating back to somewhere in the 15th to the 17th century.

Anyone who has ever owned a metal detector has dreamed of making such a discovery, but outstanding finds take more than luck. The first requirement is a good metal detector. Mahoney is fortunate in that respect. He is the owner of Joan Allen Metal Detectors, in existence since 1968 and one of the largest metal detector dealers in Europe. As such, he can pick from a wide variety of brands and models. For his personal hunting, Mahoney uses a Minelab Equinox 800, a machine he knows will do everything he needs to make great discoveries. 

In addition to luck and a highly capable metal detector, unearthing exciting and valuable finds requires productive hunting territory. Detecting in the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe helps in that regard. The continent has thousands of years of history, and untold numbers of coins, relics, and artifacts have been lost, buried and forgotten over these centuries. Just wandering around swinging a metal detector could bring that machine in contact with some of these treasures, but careful research can greatly increase one’s odds of being lucky. This is one way people like Luke Mahoney consistently uncover ancient sites to search. He has only been detecting for about 10 years, but has learned the proper way to do things.

Mahoney’s silver hammered coin was discovered near a site where his friend, Dan Hunt, had earlier found a remarkable, 2,000-year-old gold coin. “I just had a feeling the nearby farm owned by my friend was a good possibility for more discoveries,” says Mahoney, who continued covering the ground with his search coil after finding the first silver coin. His Equinox beeped again. And again. He began seeing more hammered coins on top of the soil.

Knowing he had just made an outstanding discovery, Mahoney called his friends, Matthew Brown and Dan Hunt, over to help. “I always enjoy hunting with friends. It makes things more exciting when you find something,” he shares. The duo immediately raced over to see what was happening, and Mahoney excitedly showed the men what he had found. 

The pace quickened as the men listened to their machines sound off. Some targets were shallow, while others were buried up to 18 inches in the soil. Even at this great depth, Mahoney’s Minelab Equinox 800 – equipped with Multi-IQ simultaneous multi-frequency technology – gave solid signals, clearly identifying the objects as coins.

The only unfortunate part about having a detector capable of reaching these depths is the digging involved to uncover the targets. Imagine pinpointing a target, then digging 12 to 18 inches down to find it. Then, digging again, and again, and again. Great care must be taken while digging so deeply, as hammered coins and other artifacts can be surprisingly brittle and break easily. You certainly don’t want to destroy a treasure by being careless. “I was still sore from the digging several days later,” Mahoney admits.

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Sometimes the coins were uncovered one at a time. Other times, a shovel full of dirt would bring up a handful of coins. The total kept mounting. Most of the targets were found in a concentrated area, but continued to be found in lesser numbers farther away. “It appears the coins were placed in pots and buried,” Mahoney speculates. “Then, a plow came through the field and spread them all over.”

Incredibly, the first day of digging brought over 1,000 silver, hammered coins to the light of day. The men had been fueled by their excitement, but eventually hit a wall of fatigue. The search was suspended until the following day.

Some additional coins were found over the following two days of detecting, but the majority had already been discovered. All told, the men had recovered an astonishing 1,078 coins. 

Mahoney’s research suggested the location of the discovered hoard was once the site of a 400- to 600-year-old military encampment. “I believe the coins were buried in pots as payroll money for the troops,” he says. “When I began searching, I scraped away the dirt and found stacks of silver coins – big stacks of silver coins – surrounded by broken, glazed pots.”

Mahoney is still cataloguing his massive find, and its value has yet been determined. To him, it’s priceless, the value of which can only be exceeded by the personal rewards of the experience itself. That experience is why he detects, and why he chooses to make his living as a metal detector dealer, helping others to find success in making their own personal discoveries. “I love the thrill and excitement of detecting,” he relates, “and helping to support the passions and pursuits of other treasure hunters is almost as rewarding.”

Like others who seek the treasures of history, Luke Mahoney will celebrate his find, but only briefly. The research will soon resume as he continues his quest to find the next hoard of ancient treasures. 


Minelab is an Australian, multi-award-winning business that has successfully scaled world markets to command global leadership in its key areas of operation. Based in Mawson Lakes, South Australia, with regional offices in Cork, Ireland, Dubai, UAE, Chicago, U.S., and Itajai, Brazil the company specializes in advanced electronic technologies. Since its origins in 1985, Minelab has been the world leader in providing metal detecting technologies for gold prospecting, treasure hunting and landmine clearance. Through devotion to research and development and innovative design, Minelab is today the major world manufacturer of handheld metal detector products. Over the past 30 years, Minelab has introduced more innovative and practical technology than any of its competitors and has taken the metal detecting industry to new levels of excellence. Minelab is a Codan Limited company (ASX: “CDA”). To learn more about Minelab, visit

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Rock Around the Clock with Galco! PART 1

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Stow-N-Go Inside the Pant Holster

PHOENIX, July 2020
Holster choice, and particularly the exact positioning on the body, is intensely personal. What’s comfortable, fast and concealable for one gun carrier may not work at all for another. That’s why Galco offers holsters for just about every position on the body, and even includes a helpful “body clock” diagram on most package labels and website product details.
Carry at the appendix position, roughly 12 o’clock to 2 o’clock for a right-handed shooter, has rapidly increased in popularity over the last decade. Galco has, of course, kept up with the trend and makes multiple holsters suitable for this carry
method. The newest of these is the
Paragon™ Kydex IWB, which is optimized for appendix carry. But many other Galco holsters are suitable for this position, including the new QuickTuk Cloud™, Scout 3.0™, Stow-N-Go™, Triton™ 2.0 and Tuck-N-Go™ 2.0 IWBs. For those who prefer OWB holsters, the Hornet™ is designed to be perfect for both appendix and crossdraw carry.
Carrying a handgun on the point of the strong hip, at about 3 o’clock, has been a popular choice for many years. Holsters with vertical angle (or neutral cant) are best suited for this method, and Galco has it covered with holsters like the
Avenger™, BlakGuard™, Halo™, Quick Slide™, TacSlide™ and Yaqui Slide.
The vertically-oriented IWBs suitable for appendix carry are also very useful in this position. None of these guidelines are written in stone, of course, and once again it comes back to the personal preferences of the shooter. Some gun carriers will, for example, place an Avenger in front of their hip and be perfectly happy with it. If that works most comfortably and efficiently with their body type, Galco fully supports them!
Finally, many Galco holsters can be adjusted for angle, from crossdraw to vertical to strongside, at the user’s discretion. This makes them the most versatile of all.
Visit to see Galco’s extensive line of holsters that will let you “rock around the clock”!

Paragon IWB HolsterQuickTuk CloudTacslide Belt Holster

Blakguard Belt HolsterStow-N-Go Inside the Pant HolsterHornet Strongside/Crossdraw Belt Holster

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

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NEWINGTON, NH – The American Suppressor Association (ASA), the unified voice of the suppressor community, is pleased to announce that Sig Sauer is returning as a Tier 3 sponsor of ASA for 2020. Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, Sig Sauer is a leading manufacturer of suppressors, firearms, ammunition, optics, and electronics.

“Sig Sauer is always on the front line to help protect our 2nd Amendment rights for lawful ownership of firearms and all things related to productive and safe usage”, said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, Sig Sauer.  “We feel that suppressors are not only our right, but are an integral part of making a firearm more productive and safe for professionals, every day defensive and recreational shooters, and hunters.  We will continue to support pushing positive suppressor legislation forward as well as innovation to continually improve performance and safety for civilians and professionals.”

The American Suppressor Association began working with Sig Sauer in 2016, during New Hampshire’s fight to legalize the use of suppressors while hunting. The efforts proved successful, largely due to Sig’s involvement, when then Gov. Maggie Hassan signed House Bill 500 into law. Since 2019, Bobby Cox, Sig’s Vice President of Government Affairs has served as an active member of the ASA Board of Directors.

“Sig Sauer has proven to be a tremendously effective ally in our fight for pro-suppressor reform,” said Knox Williams, President and Executive Director of ASA. “At both the state and federal levels, Sig has always answered the call to help do the right thing when it comes to Second Amendment and suppressor related advocacy. As a leader in the industry, the insight, experience, and expertise that Sig brings to the table is second to none. The American Suppressor Association is proud to have Sig on our team!”

About The American Suppressor Association

The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is the unified voice of the suppressor community. We exist for one reason and one reason only: to fight for pro-suppressor reform nationwide.

The ability of the American Suppressor Association to fight for pro-suppressor reform is tied directly to our ability to fundraise. Since the ASA’s formation in 2011, 3 states have legalized suppressor ownership and 18 states have legalized suppressor hunting. Much of this would not have happened without your support. For more information on how you can join us in the fight to help protect and expand your right to own and use suppressors, visit

About Sig Sauer

SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 150 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision.   Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens.  Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy.  Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER has over 2,200 employees across eight locations in the U.S. and around the world.  For more information about the company and product line visit:

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White House Celebrates National Shooting Sports Month

NEWTOWN, Conn. – NSSF®, the trade association for the firearm industry, is proud to share the Presidential Message on National Shooting Sports Month® 2020, in which President Donald Trump commemorates “…our Constitutional right to bear arms by celebrating America’s cherished past time of recreational and competitive shooting sports.” National Shooting Sports Month was developed by NSSF to celebrate, share and invite newcomers and grow participation in the shooting sports.

The Presidential Message recognizes America’s “rich history of fostering responsible gun ownership.” President Trump notes in his message the shooting sports’ history of community events early in the nation’s growth, bringing communities and families together. Those competitions grew and gave rise to 19th century sharpshooters, including Pawnee Bill and Annie Oakley celebrating shooting skills and a national pioneering character.

The White House message, issued during a time of record-setting firearm sales, encourages Americans to participate in the shooting sports, practice safe firearm storage and handling and seek proper instruction. President Trump reiterated his commitment to preserving and safeguarding America’s Second Amendment rights and individual liberties.

“Since my first day in office, I have made clear that my Administration will always protect and defend the Second Amendment,” President Trump wrote in his message. “We will continue to oppose those individuals and policies that attempt to tread on this essential and cherished liberty.”

The President also encouraged all Americans to share their valued shooting sports traditions with others.

“NSSF is honored President Trump recognizes and celebrates the shooting sports with all law-abiding Americans,” said Joe Bartozzi, NSSF President and Chief Executive Officer. “The firearm industry is proud of the safe and responsible example of today’s gun owners who participate in these cherished traditions and the vital role they play in teaching and reinforcing the safe and responsible ownership of firearms.”

The entire Presidential Message on National Shooting Sports Month 2020 can be found here.

About NSSF

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, log on to

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NSSF Says Shot Show 2021 is ON!

SHOT Show Insider: SHOT Show All Systems Go; Silver Lining in CES Cancellation

Caesars Forum

Welcome to the latest SHOT Show Insider, written by the SHOT Show team at NSSF and our show partners to keep you informed about plans for the upcoming show as well as provide you with useful insider tips on how to have a more productive SHOT Show experience. Let us know what topics you’d like to see addressed here in upcoming issues by emailing us at

Chris Dolnack, NSSF

CES, the nation’s largest trade show, announced this week that it is canceling its in-person show in Las Vegas this January. With many of its major exhibitors—and its attendees—based in Asia and other parts of the world, the show was confronting increasing uncertainty involving global travel to and from the United States. If there’s a silver lining to the CES announcement, it’s that CES was to be held the week before the SHOT Show—and while we are disappointed that CES won’t be taking place, its cancellation will allow more local resources than ever before to be devoted to the SHOT Show. And both the Sands Expo Center and Caesars Forum will be primed and ready to welcome us to Las Vegas. We’ve received a number of inquiries this week about the status of the SHOT Show due to CES’s announcement, and also regarding the cancellation of the NASGW Expo in October. Rest assured, we are all systems go and we are working around the clock (our sleep patterns these days) in planning to ensure our customers’ and employees’ health and safety are at the forefront throughout our time in Las Vegas. With six months until the show, we are fortunate that we will be able to learn a lot from other shows taking place in other countries before ours. And, with six months to go, both the Sands Expo and Caesars Forum are nearly sold out for SHOT, making it our largest floorplan ever. We are well-positioned to make this the best SHOT Show we’ve ever held, and we are very much looking forward to reuniting as an industry in Las Vegas in January.

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2020 USW Fall Conference is Cancelled

2020 Undersea Warfare Fall Conference

The 2020 Undersea Warfare Fall Conference has been cancelled.

The NDIA team values your support and is grateful for your involvement in our events. While keeping the wellbeing of our event participants, members, and partners in mind, we are diligently examining each event and determining the best course of action. For this event, that course requires cancellation.

While we cannot meet in person, NDIA will be announcing soon a BRAND-NEW unclassified, virtual online experience, that will bring together the national security and defense communities.  As new details emerge, updates will be posted to the event webpage and sent to members.

We look forward to your participation as we bring the NDIA Undersea Warfare community together.

Hotel Reservation Cancellations

If you booked directly with the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa or at an alternate hotel, you will need to call the hotel directly to cancel your reservation. 



Meredith Mangas

Associate Director, Meetings

(703) 247-9467

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Federal Awarded High-Performance Ammunition Contract for US Army Next Generation Carbine Technologies Program

ANOKA, Minnesota – July 31, 2020 – Federal Ammunition is proud to announce a contract award to supply high-performance 7.62x51mm NATO and other novel ammunition for the U.S. Army’s Next Generation Carbine Technologies (NGCT) program. This suite of ammunition utilizes a specialized alloy cartridge case allowing for elevated chamber pressures and a reduction in ammunition weight as compared to legacy brass-cased ammunition. These performance benefits deliver a significant increase in overall weapon system effectiveness for the NGCT program.
“We are a company committed to providing ammunition support to the U.S. military, as defined through our mission statement to ‘Build better ammunition in America, to create community, power defense, and conserve our heritage’,” said Jason Vanderbrink, President of Federal Ammunition. “We are extremely pleased with this prestigious contract award, as it validates the high level of trust the U.S. military has with our new and innovative products.”
“Our use of a proprietary high-performance alloy cartridge case will provide the U.S. Army NGCT Team with an excellent ammunition platform for evaluation of advanced Next Generation weapon concept performance. Program results will serve to inform the direction of future Next Generation weapon technology decisions for the U.S. Army,” said David Leis, Federal’s VP of Law Enforcement, Government and International Sales. “Ammunition products utilizing this specialized alloy cartridge case technology will be made available for commercial and foreign sales in the near future.”
Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit

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EAA Corp. Introduce You to Your New Favorite Shotgun

The new Churchill 220 Field semi-auto shotgun is all business when it comes to performance and appearance, and all pleasure in its handling and price.

Cocoa, Fla. (July 2020) – European American Armory Corporation (EAA Corp.), importers of select quality and affordable handguns, rifles, and shotguns, adds to its growing Churchill line of EAA designed and Akkar produced shotguns. The Churchill 220 Field semi-auto shotgun’s polymer forend and stock and lightweight aircraft aluminum receiver combine to provide years of dependable use in the field and on the range. The 20GA Field’s excellent balance offers smooth follow-through shots with an excellent and controlled swing. The lightweight shotgun is available in a 28 or 26-inch barrel with a vented rib and front sight bead. The 220 Field comes with three screw chokes.

EAA Corp. supports passing on our hunting heritage to new generations. The 220 Field Youth model features a 24” barrel and stock inserts to adjust the fit to the young hunter and allow them to grow with the shotgun.

The Churchill 220 Field 20GA shotgun is a dedicated performer in the field and on the range with the added benefit of being kind on the wallet, leaving more in the budget for shotshells. More information on the EAA Corp. Churchill 220 Field shotgun is available online.

For more information on EAA Corp., visit

Churchill 220 Field Youth Model

About European American Armory Corporation (EAA Corp.):

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

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Millions of New Gun Owners Will Enjoy National Shooting Sports Month in August

For immediate release | July 31, 2020

10 great reasons to celebrate the target shooting sports and enjoy special events

NEWTOWN, Conn. – America’s millions of first-time firearm owners will find National Shooting Sports Month® in August a great time to pursue training and learn about the dozens of target shooting sports they can enjoy with their newly purchased firearm.

Developed by NSSF®, the firearm industry trade association, National Shooting Sports Month reminds everyone—newcomers as well as experienced gun owners—about the safe, fun, exciting activity of target shooting. It’s a pastime more than 52 million Americans, adults and youth, engage in.

What about the coronavirus? Whether you visit an outdoor or indoor range, target shooting is an activity where social distancing can be followed relatively easily. Also, the shooting sports are well-suited to socializing while heeding your state and local coronavirus safety guidelines.

Here’s 10 great reasons to head to the range during National Shooting Sports Month:

1.+ONESM Movement

There are many reasons more than 2.5 million people joined the firearm-owning community so far in 2020. Without a doubt, many were introduced to ownership and target shooting by a mentor. NSSF’s +ONE Movement encourages experienced shooters to be a mentor and help even more newcomers discover how to safely handle a firearm and have fun knocking knock down steel plates or breaking a clay targets. Have novices watch this video on Range Safety and Etiquette before they go.

2. Summer Shots Target

Participate in the all-new #RangeChallengeSM, a series of target games that test your marksmanship skills. The #RangeChallenge: Summer Shots target is available at participating ranges and online for download. Use the hashtag #RangeChallenge to share your experience on social media and be entered into a weekly social media giveaway to win great prizes. See instructions for complete details.

3. #LetsGoShooting

We’ve got another hashtag for you. #LetsGoShooting is the theme of National Shooting Sports Month. Share the hashtag and your experiences on your favorite social media networks and remind others to head out to the range for a day of fun and socializing. Discover the fun other target shooters are having at the range by following the #LetsGoShooting feeds.

4. A date at the range

Ask your spouse, partner, boyfriend or girlfriend to go target shooting with you. You’ll have a great time together. Send an email invitation to them at By the way, women are the fastest growing segment in target shooting, and more gear than ever is being designed for their fit and comfort.

5. Rediscover shooting

It’s true there are a lot of first-time gun owners out there, but National Shooting Sports Month isn’t for newcomers only. Haven’t shot in a while? Dust off your shooting gear and head to the range with an old shooting buddy or maybe your granddaughter or grandson. Clay target sports like skeet, trap and sporting clays are great for socializing (and social distancing).

6. Cash in on deals

Retailers and ranges will be offering specials during National Shooting Sports Month at thousands of events nationwide. Find a participating business near you to take advantage of these offers at®.

7. Tune up for hunting season

Okay, maybe you’re not a hunter, but if you’ve wanted to learn more about hunting and harvesting your own food, a trip to a firearm retailer or range can provide answers to your questions about it. You’ll learn about enrolling in a hunter education course and practicing your shooting to be ready in time for the fall seasons. Not sure where to start? Visit NSSF’s LetsGoHunting.orgTM website.

8. Practice Firearm Safety

The shooting sports are safe. Responsible gun owners safely handle their firearms and securely store them when not in use, whether at home, in a vehicle or at the range. Thanks to responsible gun owners and programs like NSSF’s Project ChildSafe®, fatal firearms accidents are at all-time low levels.

9. Celebrate Freedom and Tradition

In addition to passing on the great tradition of target shooting, you can educate others about the unique American freedoms that make participating possible. See NSSF’s Proud to be a Firearms Owner pocket card and new video also learn about NSSF’s Gun Owners CareSM.

10. Win a Great Prize!

Finally, enter the +ONE Gearbox Giveaways at for a chance to win great prizes from generous National Shooting Sports Month sponsors.

Remember, help make others aware of the fun of target shooting by sharing your experiences on social media and using the hashtag #LetsGoShooting.

About NSSF

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, log on to

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RCBS 6mm ARC SB T/C Die Set Now Available



OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – July 31, 2020 – RCBS, the leading manufacturer of ammunition reloading equipment for rifles and pistols, announced today that it has begun shipping the 6mm ARC SB T/C Die Set, a new addition to the AR Series Dies line for progressive reloaders.

The 6mm ARC SB T/C Die Set (#28007), is specially designed for the versatile 6mm ARC cartridge, which utilizes efficient, high ballistic coefficient (BC) bullets to deliver top performance from AR-15 rifles. Each set features a Small Base sizing die that sizes the case to slightly below minimum specifications to ensure each round chambers in an AR-style rifle, and a Taper Crimp seating die to put the correct crimp on the case. This combination helps make reloading easier for shooters and ensures the cartridge will rechamber properly.

“AR-15 fans are fired up about the versatility and performance of the 6mm ARC cartridge,” said Jason Slinkard, Director of Shooting Accessories for Vista Outdoor. “This die set is a great example of how we are always working to anticipate customer demand and bring new dies to the market as needed.”

All AR Series Dies carry the RCBS lifetime warranty. More information on the new 6mm ARC SB T/C Die set can be found here.

RCBS offers reloading equipment throughout the world. To learn more RCBS products, visit

About RCBS

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

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NDIA joins call to extend Section 3610 through 2021

July 31, 2020


ARLINGTON, VA – The National Defense Industrial Association is asking Congress to extend authority in Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act beyond Sept. 30, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2021. This is to ensure continued operations across government as the pandemic endures, the Arlington, VA-based trade association announced today.
NDIA is among eight trade associations that signed a July 31 letter to congressional leaders. The letter states that while the groups are grateful for funding included in the Senate Republican proposal to cover costs related to Section 3610, “it has become clear that the rationale for the section still exists and will continue to exist into the next fiscal year.” Section 3610 authorizes reimbursement of “extraordinary and unanticipated government contractor costs” arising from COVID-19.
Private-sector firms that support critical government agency missions “continue to face the same ‘ready state’ workforce sustainment challenges that justified the enactment of Section 3610,” the letter states. “It is for this reason that we ask you to add an extension of the authority.”
The entire letter is available here<>.
Signing the letter with NDIA are AFCEA International, the Associated General Contractors of America, CompTIA, The Center for Procurement Advocacy, the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, Professional Services Council and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

At the Heart of the Mission Since 1919

Evamarie Socha
Director of Public Relations and Communications
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22201
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Viridian® Introduces World’s First Hand Stop Laser


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – August 1, 2020 – After six decades, the AR-15 is still America’s rifle. The platform’s popularity stems from its speed and ergonomics. Now the venerable rifle design is poised to be even faster and easier to control thanks to Viridian Weapon Technologies’ HS1™, the first and only hand stop with an integrated laser sighting device.

“The HS1 combines the functionality of an AR hand stop with the rapid target acquisition provided by a Viridian green laser,” said Brian Hedeen, President and CEO at Viridian. “The combination makes for a much more ergonomic rifle and cuts down on the attachments that add bulk to a gun’s foregrip.”

Viridian’s new hand stop offers increased control and faster target acquisition with a highly visible green laser that’s intuitively activated by the grip of the shooter’s support hand.

The HS1 uses M-Lok mounts to make installation easy. The laser is adjustable for windage and elevation. The HS1’s pressure pad activates the laser with a variety of support-hand grips, adding an added element of control and speeding up time to target.

This combination of speed and control makes the HS1 an ideal addition to any AR. MSRP for the Viridian HS1 is $179.


  • M-Lok Mounts
  • Pressure Pad Activation
  • Daytime-visible Green Laser
  • Ergonomic Design for Pistols and Rifles
  • Single 1/3n battery
  • Adjustable for Windage and Elevation

More information about the Viridian HS1 can be found at

About Viridian Weapon Technologies

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

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Streamlight’s TLR-9 Rail Mounted Tactical Light


Streamlight continues to add models to their TLR line of weapon mounted tactical lighting. In 23 Jan 2020 they introduce the TLR-9, a high output tactical rail mounted light for your large frame pistol. This light is low profile, snag free and sits close to the frame. The high and low activation switches enhance ergonomics. Read my review

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GSOF logoJuly 30, 2020

As a consequence of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, GSOF Symposium Europe, organized by Clarion Events on behalf of the Global SOF Foundation, scheduled for October in Warsaw, Poland will no longer take place in 2020. This is a result of the continuing prohibitions and advisories against international travel put into effect by governments around the world and Poland’s introduction of COVID-19 regulations and public health directives. The next edition of GSOF Symposium Europe will be staged 26-28 October 2021 at Marriott Warsaw, Poland.

Stuart Bradin, CEO and President of Global SOF Foundation, said: “Based on health and safety considerations, on-going limitations on large gatherings, and extensive travel restrictions, it is not possible for us to conduct the Symposium as we originally envisioned. We simply cannot convene the international special operations community in a meaningful way in the current environment. We are terribly disappointed, but the health and safety of our attendees, speakers, and partners must take priority.”

Tracy Bebbington, Event Director, Clarion Events Defense and Security, said: “While the decision not to hold GSOF Symposium Europe this year is disappointing for us as organizers, it is a result of factors beyond our control. The 2021 symposium will fulfil our collective desire to execute a world-class event to highlight Poland’s important contributions to European security and the significance of special operations forces globally.

Clarion Events is one of the largest exhibition organizers in the world and holds the safety of all event attendees as its highest priority. As such the company is looking ahead to how physical distancing measures can be incorporated into the planning of all our events in the future and is contributing to broader government and event industry initiatives to support this.”

More information about the event and the plans for 2021 can be found at:

About GSOF Symposium Europe

GSOF Symposium Europe brings together key SOF-focused representatives from the military and government. The event features a progressive conference agenda, accompanied by an exhibition of specialist product and service suppliers. The event is hosted by the Global SOF Foundation, a non-profit based out of the United States. More information:

About Clarion Defense & Security

In a world where business interactions are often fleeting, digital and impersonal, Clarion recognizes the value in bringing people together to share ideas, discuss industry developments and build relationships in targeted and meaningful ways. Around the globe, the 25 events that make up Clarion’s defense and security events portfolio are acknowledged as the premier forums for doing business and networking for future growth. Annually these events bring together some 3,230+ exhibitors and 120,000+ participants in ten countries. More information:

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HENSOLDT supplies Xpeller modules for field camp protection

HENSOLDT Xpeller modules for field camp protection

HENSOLDT supplies a Z:NightOwl M camera for high ranges as well as three Spexer 2000 3D radars with excellent detection capabilities to protect the German Armed Forces’ forward operating bases against drones. (Photo: HENSOLDT)

Taufkirchen, Germany, 30 July 2020 – HENSOLDT is supplying three Spexer2000 3D radars and one Z:NightOwl M camera as Xpeller module packages as part of the GUARDION overall system of ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH and its partners for a total of five drone defense systems. They are used as part of container-based drone defense systems to protect so-called forward operating bases of the German Armed Forces in their operational areas.

“We are herewith supporting the Bundeswehr in close cooperation and coordination with ESG as prime contractor and system integrator”, explains Markus Wolf, Head of Sales and Business Development at HENSOLDT Ventures. “Our high-performance sensors complement the ESG GUARDION system perfectly to achieve the required performance spectrum. The Spexer2000 3D radar is characterized by outstanding detection capabilities, especially against asymmetric threats. The Z:NightOwl M camera was specially developed for high ranges. With it, we support drone defense against so-called Class I drones, that is, unmanned aircraft weighing up to 25 kg.”

HENSOLDT has already demonstrated its extensive experience in drone defense with its Xpeller counter-UAV system on several occasions. In addition to permanent deployment, customers also use the system for temporary protection of major events, most recently for instance during the Dutch Day of Remembrance in Amsterdam in May 2020. Xpeller distinguishes itself particularly through its modularity and scalability. The system can thus be tailored precisely to customer requirements.


HENSOLDT is a pioneer of technology and innovation in the field of defense and security electronics. Based in Taufkirchen near Munich, the company is a German Champion with strategic leadership positions in the field of sensor solutions for defense and non-defense applications. HENSOLDT develops new products to combat a wide range of threats based on innovative approaches to data management, robotics and cyber security. With currently approximately 5,500 employees, HENSOLDT generated revenues of 1.14 billion euros in 2019.

HENSOLDT Optronics GmbH • Carl-Zeiss-Strasse 22 • 73447 Oberkochen
Managing Directors: Andreas Hülle and Axel Salzmann
Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Thomas Müller
Registered Office: Oberkochen
District Court of Ulm, HRB 500 995 • Ust ID / VAT: DE811880438
HENSOLDT Optronics GmbH • Carl-Zeiss-Strasse 22 • 73447 Oberkochen
Geschäftsführer: Andreas Hülle und Axel Salzmann
Aufsichtsratvorsitzender: Thomas Müller
Sitz der Gesellschaft: Oberkochen
Registergericht: Amtsgericht Ulm, HRB 500 995 Ust ID / VAT: DE811880438

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Blackhawk™ Introduces TASER™ 7 Holster

BH_Serp_Taser7_1 (lowres)

New Holster Helps Keeps Officers from Confusing Their Gear in Stressful Situations

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia – July 30, 2020 – Blackhawk, a leader in law enforcement and military equipment for over 20 years, announces the new TASER 7 holster featuring a distinctive draw motion that helps keep officers from confusing their gear when under stress.

The holster has a cross draw or support hand draw design that allows for rocking the TASER out of the holster, rather than a traditional straight-up handgun draw. When the TASER is re-holstered, it automatically engages the active retention mechanism and TASER safety switch. The trigger is completely covered when holstered.

Other key features include Blackhawk’s new Quick Dual Release (QDR) holster platform, which allows officers to exchange the TASER and holster between shifts without having to remove other items from their duty belt. It is compatible with all Blackhawk duty platforms including belt loops, QD systems, MOLLE adapters and tactical thigh platforms.

The TASER 7 holster is currently offered in our matte black finish in both left and right-handed configurations. The Basketweave finish will become available in the coming months of 2020. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $54.95.

For more information on the new TASER 7 holster, visit

In 1990, a Navy SEAL was navigating a minefield when his pack failed. As his gear tumbled to the ground he vowed that if he got out of there alive he would make gear the right way. Today, this obsession with quality applies to everything we do. We’re constantly researching, refining and perfecting every detail to provide gear that won’t let you down. Because we’re not just making stuff – we’re honoring a vow.

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CCI Introduces a New Line of MeatEater Series Rimfire Ammunition

EWISTON, Idaho – July 30, 2020 – MeatEater’s Steven Rinella relies on high-quality rimfire ammunition to put small game on his plate. That’s why CCI partnered with this renowned conservationist, author and hunter on an exclusive new line of ammunition, featuring CCI’s proven Copper-22, Mini-Mag and Maxi-Mag loads. Shipments of these new products have begun to arrive at dealers.
Copper-22 is constructed from a unique mix of copper particles and polymer compressed into an accurate, potent, 21-grain hollow-point bullet. The time-tested and proven Mini-Mag 22 LR offers peak velocities, and a proven, accurate copper-plated hollow point bullet design. CCI Maxi-Mag is one of the most accurate and fastest 22 WMR cartridges on the market. Its jacketed hollow-point bullet design transfers tremendous energy to the target on impact. All loads feature clean-burning propellants and reliable CCI priming to ensure the most consistent ballistics.
“These three loads are what fills Steven Rinella’s freezer with small game,” said CCI Rimfire Product Director Rick Stoeckel. “His field-to-table lifestyle has made him a household name among hunters from all walks of life. We are very proud and excited to release this new line of special-edition rimfire ammunition to our customers and his fans.”
Features & Benefits
• The official rimfire ammunition of MeatEater
• Copper-22, Mini-Mag and Maxi-Mag loads with new packaging highlighting the partnership
• Accurate, reliable performance on small game and varmints
• Clean-burning propellants
• Reliable cycling
• Surefire CCI priming
Part No. / Description / MSRP
925CC / Copper-22 MeatEater 22 LR, 21-grain copper HP, 1,850 fps, 50-count / $10.99
962ME / Mini-Mag MeatEater 22 LR, 36-grain CPHP, 1,260 fps, 300-count / $28.99
958ME / Maxi-Mag MeatEater 22 WMR, 40-grain JHP, 1,875 fps, 200-count / $59.99
CCI recently launched a new website which includes a fresh look and design, and a mobile-first approach to meet the needs of today’s consumer. Plus, the new site offers customers the ability to purchase select loads of CCI rimfire ammunition, Blazer handgun ammunition, branded merchandise and more direct from CCI. CCI’s online shopping cart features free shipping on orders of $99 or more. For full details, go to

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Want to be on the cover of the Brownells Catalog?

Brownells Opens Contest for Big Book #73 Cover Model

GRINNELL, Iowa (July 30, 2020) – Professional gunsmiths everywhere are invited to enter Brownells’ Big Book #73 cover model contest for a chance to appear on the cover of the gun industry’s “bible,” the Brownells 608-page, gun makers/builders catalog.

Starting July 31, contestants can enter by creating a video no more than 60 seconds long explaining why they deserve to be on the cover of Big Book #73.

Videos can be posted on social media (Facebook & Instagram) with the hashtag #bb73cover, or emailed to

To qualify as valid entries, videos need to contain the following information:

  • Name of shop/business
  • Shop/business city and state
  • Where or how contestant received gunsmithing training
  • Why contestant deserves to be on the cover

Brownells will accept entries through August 15, 2020.

Contestants are encouraged to use their imaginations and unique creativity to impress the panel of Brownells judges who will select a final winner.

In addition to appearing on the cover of the Brownells catalog the winner will also receive a $500 Brownells gift card.

To learn more, visit the Brownells Big Book Cover Contest page.

About Brownells

Serious About Firearms Since 1939™, Brownells is the world’s leading source for guns, gun parts and accessories, ammunition, gunsmithing tools and survival gear. With a large selection of both common and hard-to-find items, and an extensive collection of videos, articles, and gun schematics, Brownells is the expert for everything shooting-related. Committed to maintaining our great traditions, Brownells has more, does more and knows more – and guarantees it all, Forever. For more information or to place an order, call 800-741-0015 or visit

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Nighthawk Custom

1911s Parts & Accessories The Reserve

The new offering from Nighthawk Custom and Korth is the Mongoose Silver. This revolver offered in 4” or 6” barrel configurations. Chambered in .357 Magnum/.38 Special, the cylinder holds six rounds of ammunition. As you know, Korth Revolvers provides a level of versatility not seen in any other revolver on the market.

This is a revolver that harkens back to the days when a revolver was a hand-built piece of functioning art. The frame and all parts are fully machined from the finest billet steel available, and hand built by a single gunsmith. The trigger face is high polished, and the Roller Trigger is one of the most awe-inspiring aspects of this pistol that provides an unmatched trigger feel in either single or double action.

A Lothar Walther cold-forged polygon barrel is used for both extreme accuracy and performance. The Mongoose Silver is finished in a beautiful Silver DLC, as the superior material, increased polishing, and meticulous craftmanship are clearly evident through the whole revolver.​​


The Nighthawk Custom Reserve is your one-stop destination to finding the gun of your dreams. Our Reserve is updated daily to display current firearms that are ready to ship to you within 24 hours. Check back regularly to find the latest Nighthawk Custom 1911s and Overseer Shotguns available.


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Henry Repeating Arms Issues Voluntary Safety Recall

Henry Repeating Arms

H015 Recall

RICE LAKE, WI – July 30, 2020 Henry Repeating Arms Company announced that it is voluntarily recalling all H015-series Single Shot Rifles and Single Shot Shotguns manufactured prior to July 1, 2020. Henry has recently discovered a potential safety issue wherein, under certain conditions, it is possible that some of these models may discharge without the trigger being pulled if the hammer is partially cocked and released. To prevent the possibility of death or serious personal injury, you should immediately stop using all H015-series Single Shot Rifles and Single Shot Shotguns and not load or fire them until they have been upgraded.

The safety issue leading to this voluntary recall was discovered internally while testing the existing fire control system for a trigger pull upgrade. This is the first product safety recall in the company’s nearly 25-year history. Although not every Henry H015-series firearm may be affected, Henry Repeating Arms is requesting that all Single Shot Rifles and Single Shot Shotguns be returned to be upgraded free of charge pursuant to this recall to prevent the possibility of the firearm discharging without the trigger being pulled. All H015 owners should visit the Henry H015 Recall website at, email, or call 1-866-200-2354 (M-F, 9AM ET-5PM ET) to obtain additional information and begin the upgrade process.

Henry Repeating Arms will upgrade all returned Single Shot Rifles and Single Shot Shotguns in the order in which they are received. Henry Repeating Arms is ready to begin performing the upgrade as the firearms are received. Information on the current turnaround time for firearms returned to be upgraded will be provided at . Henry Repeating Arms will make every effort to minimize the amount of time required to upgrade and return your firearm. As a sign of appreciation to its customers, Henry Repeating Arms will also perform an unrelated performance upgrade to improve the trigger pull on all firearms returned pursuant to this recall free of charge.

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Savage’s Rascal Minimalist Brings Style to Micro Rimfires


WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – July 30, 2020 – Savage Arms has taken the quintessential introductory rimfire in another bold direction. The new Rascal Minimalist mirrors the stylish lines and laminate stock of its bigger brother, Minimalist, yet retains the features and compact sizing that has made Rascal America’s favorite firearm for teaching kids marksmanship and safety skills.

“The laminate stock and bright color combinations of Rascal Minimalist make this a stylish rifle,” said Beth Shimanski, Director of Marketing for Savage. “And it demonstrates, again, Savage’s commitment to providing the very best tools to every shooter—even those who are just learning to shoot.”

Savage’s Rascal is built on the industry’s safest micro rimfire action. Like the rest of the Rascal family, Rascal Minimalist is a single-shot rifle that cocks by lifting the bolt. It unloads just as easily – without the need to pull the trigger. The design builds superior shooting skills thanks to full-size rifle features, including Savage’s user-adjustable AccuTrigger™ system and a threaded (1/2-28) barrel.

These new Rascals will start shipping this August. Visit your local Savage dealer and place your order today. Find your local Savage dealer at


  • Reliable, single-shot action
  • Manual Safety
  • Unload without pulling the trigger
  • User-Adjustable AccuTrigger
  • Feed ramp
  • Modern aesthetics and ergonomics
  • ChevCore™ Laminate technology in Pink/Purple or Teal/Gray
  • 11.5” Length-of-Pull
  • 16 1/8” Carbon Steel Matte Black Barrel with 11 degree target crown
  • Threaded ½-28 with cap
  • Includes ear plugs and firearms lock

Part No. / Description / MSRP

13797 / RASCAL MINIMALIST (PURPLE/PINK)            22 S/L/LR  16.125-inch barrel / $279

13802 / RASCAL MINIMALIST (TEAL/GRAY)   22 S/L/LR  16.125-inch barrel / $279

About Savage

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

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International Firearms, Ammunition Manufacturer Pledges Ongoing Mental Health Awareness Support

Las Vegas, NV (July 2020) – Armscor International, Inc. has partnered with Walk the Talk America to provide funding for mental health awareness in the form of a $2,500 ongoing monthly donation.

“We are humbled by this gesture from Armscor,” Mike Sodini, WTTA’s founder, said Friday. “We have slowly and incrementally been gaining support from across the gun community and to have this ongoing contribution really means a lot.”

“WTTA’s mission statement is something Armscor/Rock Island Armory believed in from the start and look to continually support WTTA further in years to come. We look forward to working with other manufacturer’s in the coming months and years as we are stronger as a group than individually on mental health and firearms,” Armscor CFO Dustin Jones said.

Walk the Talk America’s mission is to bring the communities of firearms and mental health closer in order to prevent suicide and improve mental wellness within the gun community while also increasing firearms cultural competence among mental health practitioners. The efforts span gun ranges, retail stores, law enforcement, military veterans, and many more demographics.

Armscor, originally founded in 1905 in the Philippines, entered the United States market in 1985 and operates a manufacturing plant in Pahrump, NV, just 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas. Armscor owns the Rock Island Armory brand, known for its 1911 model pistol, and produces approximately 110 million rounds of ammunition annually.

Sodini expressed further gratitude and optimism, “We have come a long way in the two years we’ve been around and doing what we have with very limited funding,” he said. “My sincere belief is that other big industry manufacturers and dealers will see Armscor’s commitment and want to help too.”

“Preventing suicide within the firearm community is something everyone should be able to get behind and I am excited to see what we can do in the coming months and years,” he said.

Walk the Talk America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and can be contacted at

About Walk the Talk America:

Our mission is to fund research and development for outreach and promotion of mental health to reduce the misconceptions and prejudices that exist when it comes to mental illness and firearms. We believe we can be a catalyst for change by working with experts in the mental health industry.

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Federal Ammunition Awarded $13.8 Million Delivery Order from the U.S. Army


Federal Ammunition Awarded $13.8 Million Delivery Order from the U.S. Army

ANOKA, Minnesota – July 29, 2020 – Federal Ammunition was recently given a new $13.8 million delivery order based on its contract awarded in 2017 by the U.S. Army. The order is for 5.56 NATO MK311 Frangible Ammunition, which is better known by ordnance code AA40. This military-grade, training ammunition has a 50-grain frangible bullet comprised of a non-toxic, copper and tungsten powder matrix core, and a gilding metal jacket. It disintegrates into small fragments on impact, minimizing over-penetration and ricochet hazards.

“One of the differentiators of AA40 is the use of Federal’s exclusive Catalyst primer. It’s a lead-free technology that provides the most reliable, consistent ignition possible,” said VP of Law Enforcement, Government and International Sales David Leis. “Unlike many other lead-free primer formulations, Catalyst primers have unique properties that allow them to be effectively and safely used in service ammunition. Catalyst primers have been used in hundreds of millions of rounds of ammunition delivered to military, law enforcement and commercial customers to-date.”

“We have a long history of providing high quality specialty ammunition to multiple branches of the U.S. military. Their continued trust is of the utmost importance to us, and is something we are certainly most proud of,” said Federal Ammunition President Jason Vanderbrink. “With this, Federal Ammunition continues to demonstrate surety of supply, professional capability, the ability to meet all specifications, and reliable delivery on production expectations of our military contracts.”

Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct. For more on Federal ammunition, visit

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Remington M24 & Vortex Viper PST 5-25×50 Package!

Remington M24 & Vortex Viper PST Package | (570) 368-3920 |

One of our most popular deals of 2020 is back! That’s right, until August 6th, 2020, you can once again purchase the EuroOptic Exclusive Remington M24 at full price and receive the Vortex Viper PST 5-25×50 Riflescope with EBR-7C MOA Reticle for just $100 more! Additionally, you can save 25% on the Kestrel 2700 Ballistic Weather Meter when purchased as part of this package!

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Galco’s Low Maintenance IWB Holsters!

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Paragon IWB Holster

PHOENIX, July 2020
As we roll into August, most of the country is engulfed in the sticky summer heat. This might make carrying a gun less comfortable, but now is not the time to go unarmed. Galco comes to the rescue with three moisture-resistant, ultra-low-maintenance IWB holsters!
The new
Paragon™ offers comfortable carry, very fast draw and easy return to holster. While optimized for appendix carry, the Kydex Paragon’s dual tuckable belt clips ride in slots fore and aft of the gun body and allow wide adjustment for both ride height and carry angle. Raised sweat guards on both sides of the handgun protect the wearer’s body from the gun and promote a smooth and safe return to holster. The holster is cut low to accommodate most carry-style red dot sights. Included with the Paragon is an optional claw-type stabilizing wing for those gun carriers who prefer it.
Triton™ 2.0 is fast on the draw, slender in profile, and easy to conceal. The Kydex holster body allows a smooth return to the holster after the draw, while the raised sweat guard protects the pistol from corrosive perspiration – and also
protects the wearer’s skin from hard steel! The Triton 2.0’s tuckable belt clips are adjustable for cant, making it suitable for the strongside, crossdraw, or appendix carry positions.
Corvus™ quickly and easily converts from a belt holster to an inside-the-waistband design. With an open top for fast draw, adjustment for ride height and cant, and comfortable forward molding, the highly versatile Corvus is a superior
holster choice for defensive carry. Packaged set up for belt carry, the Kydex Corvus is easily convertible to a highly concealable IWB holster. The modern layout is designed to accommodate most carry-style red dot sights. With the Corvus, the serious gun carrier gets two fast, concealable holsters in one.
See Galco’s complete line of comfortable, low-maintenance, made-in-USA holsters and accessories at!

Corvus Belt/IWB HolsterTriton 2.0 Kydex Strongside/Crossdraw IWB HolsterParagon IWB Holster

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

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Galco International | 2019 West Quail Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85027

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NSSF Announces #RangeChallenge Series, USCCA to Sponsor

USCCA - Born To ProtectNEWTOWN, Conn. – NSSF®, the firearm industry trade association, is pleased to announce the launch of the all-new #RangeChallenge SM Series. Launched in conjunction with National Shooting Sports Month®, the #RangeChallenge Series is designed to be an easy, user-friendly target shooting activity any range can offer its customers starting in August. The first target in this new series, the #RangeChallenge Summer Shots Target, focuses on mentorship and will entertain everyone from those just getting started to seasoned target shooters.

“Experienced shooters we surveyed loved testing their skills on the games tied to the Summer Shots target, and novices working alongside mentors also had a great time with it,” said Zach Snow, NSSF Director, Retail & Range Business Development. “The #RangeChallenge Series presents our industry with a new and different target game activity with reward incentives to keep existing target shooters engaged while creating fun welcoming experiences for people taking their First Shots® or getting reintroduced.”

The United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) has signed on to be the official Summer Shots target sponsor of the #RangeChallengeSeries. The USCCA is a membership organization that provides comprehensive education, training and legal protection to responsibly armed Americans across the nation.

“The USCCA advocates that regular practice is the key to good handgun skills and essential to anyone who owns or carries a firearm for self-defense,” said Snow. “They also know that having fun motivates people to practice more often. We’re grateful for their support of the #RangeChallenge Series and for providing a big dose of that motivation.”

“Our mission is to educate new gun owners, protect law-abiding USCCA Members, build safer communities and save lives,” said Tim Schmidt, USCCA President and Founder. “Now more than ever, we want everyone to know we have resources to help them protect themselves and their loved ones with confidence. We hope everyone taking on the responsibility for their personal safety is motivated by the #RangeChallenge Series to head to the range and get in some quality practice during National Shooting Sports Month.”

To support customer engagement efforts with the new challenge, NSSF will be holding weekly prize giveaways to participants posting their experiences on Instagram using the #RangeChallenge hashtag. Host ranges are encouraged to add their own incentives or prizes (free range time certificates, memberships, gift cards, training class passes, etc.) to further raise awareness and increase participation. Ranges that sign up to become hosts through the national events calendar at will receive a promotional package that includes:

  • Official #RangeChallenge: Summer Shots targets
  • National Shooting Sports Month and +ONE℠ Movement hats, shirts, stickers and challenge coins for incentives and giveaways
  • Promotional signage and selfie frame

Become a host range today by completing the events and promotions form on When completing the form, select all August dates as you’ll want to offer this activity to customers any time they come out to shoot, and select #RangeChallenge Target Games as the event type.

The Summer Shots season of NSSF’s #RangeChallenge Series starts on August 1 and ends on September 22, at which time a new target theme and games will be unveiled for the fall season. To learn more about how your business can support this effort as a partner, sponsor or host range, contact Zach Snow, NSSF Director Retail & Range Business Development, at or 203-426-1320 ext. 224. For questions or information about adding other August events to the National Shooting Sports Month calendar, please contact Ann Gamauf, NSSF Retail & Range Business Development Coordinator, at or 203-426-1320 ext. 247.

About NSSF

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, log on to

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SilencerCo and Precision Shooting

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Lucas Oil Outdoor Line Signs Rep Group for Western US Territory

July 29, 2020

Lucas Oil Outdoor Line Signs Rep Group for Western US Territory

(Corona, CA) – Lucas Oil Outdoor Line, makers of the best quality outdoor industry lubricants and cleaning products available, is pleased to announce it has signed a new rep group for the Western territory of the United States.
Lucas Oil Outdoor Line has signed Haynes Florance & Associates to cover the large, thirteen-state sales territory of the Western United States. Haynes Florance & Associates is a manufacturer’s representative group that has been in business for over 20 years and represent some of the top manufacturers in the outdoor industry. Their sales team focuses on building strong distributor, retail store and dealer relationships. They specialize in the training, sales and marketing of firearms, fishing tackle, fishing and hunting apparel, knives and outdoor accessories. Haynes Florance & Associates currently has sales representatives covering the 13 Western United States, including California, Hawaii, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, Washington and Alaska.
“We are honored to be part of the Lucas Oil team,” says John Florance of Haynes Florance & Associates. “We feel our sales team is the perfect fit for Lucas Oil’s growing product lineup, and we are committed to helping expand their presence in the Western US.”
“We are very pleased to be working with Haynes Florance & Associates,” says Lisa Marie Young, Business Development Manager for Lucas Oil Outdoor Line. “We feel confident in the skills and experience that they bring to the table and we look forward to serving our Western based consumers together.”
Lucas Oil has been producing the best line of lubricants and additives available for over 30 years. They recently launched the Lucas Oil Outdoor Line for the hunter, sportsman or competitive shooter who is serious about their equipment and maintaining it properly. Lucas Oil’s unique proprietary formulas clean, protect and enhance the performance of firearms better than any other product on the market.
For more information about Lucas Oil Outdoor Line, visit

About Lucas Oil:
Forrest and Charlotte started Lucas Oil Products with the simple philosophy of producing only the best line of lubricants and additives available anywhere. Since its inception, Lucas has steadfastly adhered to this corporate objective. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas has established itself as a top producer of oil, grease and additive products. The Lucas success story has been built upon hard work, an unparalleled line of premium products and an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. This single formula for success will continue to guide Lucas Oil Products as it grows in the years to come.

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We Want to Know YOUR Story!

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Kestrels are used every day around the world for a multitude of purposes – from taking daily temp readings on your dog walk to biochemistry research development. How are you using your Kestrel? We want to know YOUR story!

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Spyderco Limited Edition Shaman REX 45–Made in the U.S.A.


The Shaman pocket folder is a multigenerational evolution of the original Native folder introduced in 1997. Along the way, Spyderco improved each subsequent offering to more closely meet the needs of law enforcement and the military. Its Native name should not invoke visions of our great Native American Chief Geronimo; instead it reflects its Made in the U.S.A. lineage.

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