SIG SAUER Academy Adds Covert Carry and Micro-Pistols to Course Line-Up

Newington, N.H. (September 21, 2018) – SIG SAUER Academy, the leading provider of the highest quality firearms instruction and tactical training in the world, is pleased to announce the addition of the Covert Carry and Micro-Pistols class to the SIG SAUER Academy course line-up. The first offering of this class is October 17, 2018 at the SIG SAUER Academy in Epping, New Hampshire.

SIG SAUER Academy Adds Covert Carry and Micro-Pistols to Course Line-Up

Students enrolled in the Covert Carry and Micro-Pistols Course will explore safe and proper concealed carry techniques, gain defensive pistol skills, and engage in close proximity tactical and defensive drills for use in everyday life. In this class students will have the option to use a SIG SAUER P365 high capacity, micro-pistol, magazines, and holster provided by the SIG SAUER Academy for course use, but it is not required. Students will also have the opportunity to undergo a personal equipment evaluation with a SIG SAUER Academy instructor to optimize and personalize their covert carry techniques.

To register and review the course outline for the Covert Carry and Micro-Pistols course, or learn more about the SIG SAUER Academy and its comprehensive course offering visit

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 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 – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. For more information about the company and product line visit:


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The knives themselves have been water jetted, chamfered, and heat treated. They are now being ground. The G10 Production Handles haves been prototyped and are being tweaked. I can’t overstate the important of getting the handles resolved when making a new knife model. So far so good. Right now we are still about 3-4 weeks behind schedule but they are moving steadily. Shipping window has moved from Sept. 15 to Oct 15th. We had over 100 pre-orders. Once the shipping window opens we will start getting them out as many as we can per week in the numeric order that they were placed. We appreciate your patience. We have been/ will be making updates on Instagram/facebook/newsletter/website as the shipping window gets closer/opens to keep everyone informed and to manage expectations.
Please resist the urge to contact us asking for an individual order status update. It really slows everything down. Don’t worry, We are on top of it.
Thanks everyone!

More info: CLICK HERE:

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Shell Shock Technologies Sponsored Shooter John Vlieger Wins High Overall/Open Division at Tennessee Atomic Blast 3

The Tennessee Atomic Blast 3 (2018 Tennessee Sectional) was held Sept. 15 – 16, 2018 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Westport, Conn. (September 2018)Shell Shock Technologies, LLC., an early stage technology and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry, is pleased to announce its sponsored shooter, John Vlieger, has placed High Overall and High Open Division at the Tennessee Atomic Blast 3 (2018 Tennessee Sectional), held in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Sept. 15 – 16, 2018. Vlieger competed against 187 competitors to finish with 1,358.1229 match points with a time of 151.84.

“The Tennessee Atomic Blast 3 (2018 Tennessee Sectional) had heat, humidity, a little rain, and a whole lot of penalties waiting out there. My gear ran top notch, and my Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 cases put up with the weather, and my abuse, with boring reliability once again. Glad to run the best, and glad to walk away with the win,” commented Vlieger.

Vlieger has fired over 25,000 rounds of ammunition with Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3cases since becoming sponsored in 2017 and plans to continue using it.

Vlieger can be seen competing next at the Target Sports Presents the SNS Indiana Section, to be held at the Central Indiana Practical Shooters in Atlanta, Georgia, Sept. 28 – 30, 2018.

About Shell Shock’s NAS3 Cases:

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

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

To learn more about Shell Shock’s revolutionary technology, visit

2018 Tennessee Atomic Blast USPSA Sectional High Overall

Watch the above compilation video of Vlieger competing at the Tennessee Atomic Blast.

About Shell Shock Technologies, LLC:

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

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Become a Holiday Sportsman Show Launch Exhibitor

Now accepting early signups – Online Show opens Nov. 5 for Holiday Sales

Kansas City, MO (September 20, 2018): The 2018 Holiday Sportsman Showis a digital holiday sales promotion, a consumer-interactive virtual show, a content marketing event and an e-commerce sales generator all in one. Best of all, the innovative model ensures the show will have the attention of consumers.

For exhibitors, the Holiday Sportsman Show provides the unique opportunity to place their brands and products—complete with controlled and targeted messaging—in an environment where informed consumers are ready to buy, and without all the expense and hassle that can accompany brick and mortar shopping.

Starting November 5, 2018, outdoor gear companies will be displaying in online show booths and serving consumers who seek out online e-commerce shopping in this innovative and unique holiday sales promotion, which lasts a total of 56 days, 24-hours-a-day throughout the 2018 holiday season! No other sports show model comes close to this kind of continual and comprehensive exposure! And besides the obvious marketing, advertising, and sales benefits, Holiday Sportsman Show participation also supports 4-H Shooting Sports, High School and College fishing teams, conservation efforts and veterans.

For more information or to register as a Holiday Sportsman Show Exhibitor, contact VexpoShows at (816) 246-5626 or email before September 30, 2018.

Here are the simple steps to connect with buying consumers in the Holiday Sportsman Show. (The Holiday Sportsman Show team even builds your digital display in the show.)

  • Sign and return an insertion order by September 30.
  • Complete your digital Booth Build form and return to VexpoShows by October 10.
  • Participate in the optional Fundraiser Gift Card program to generate your sales and support the Show’s Youth, Conservation and Veterans beneficiaries.
  • Invite your customer lists and social media followers to attend the Holiday Sportsman Show and visit your digital display. The Holiday Sportsman Show will provide information and graphics for your consumer communications.

Watch and learn more in this comprehensive video that covers the unique promotional and marketing opportunities the Online Holiday Sportsman Show represents!

About the Holiday Sportsman Show

The Online Holiday Sportsman Show is a property of VexpoMarketing, L.L.C., based in Missouri. VexpoMarketing develops digital products designed to serve outdoor activities and outdoor consumers, including businesses and organizations that provide goods and services for outdoor recreation.  A project of special dedication has been to bring traditional sports shows to a digital platform to give consumers sports show experiences in the online world.

VexpoMarketing properties, which include the Holiday Sportsman Show, North American Sport Show, Share the Outdoors website, and the National Wildlife Art show, believe that supporting conservation, youth and veterans organizations through fund-raising efforts and philanthropy is a service of great importance.

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What To Avoid When Christmas Shopping for the White House


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With the Holiday Season nearly upon us, I want to share a personal story of what to avoid when planning your Holiday shopping for the White House.

If you’re a regular reader, and you should be, you know that I’m a Yuuuuge Donald Trump fan, so for Christmas 2017 I decided to do something nice for the CIC., I know he likes Big Macs, so I decided to send him a McDonald’s gift card. I would have sent him a Big Mac but the Secret Service would have been all over that – a joke.  So, I sent him a Christmas card with an enclosed Mickey D’s gift card.

Late January, almost February 2018, I received a lovely letter and thank you card, from the White House, along with a hermetically sealed envelope containing the McDonald’s gift card I sent the President.


I was a little bummed out. Readers, after all of the crap he and his cabinet has had to put up with since January of 2017, I thought perhaps a Big Mac (they have these 2 for $5 deals) for the CIC, Chief of Staff Gen. Kelly, Secretary of Defense  Gen. Mattis, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, and maybe even then C.I.A. Director Mike Pompeo would lift all their spirits…

…but that didn’t work out.

So, overcoming feelings of rejection, I sat and wondered how my gesture would have been received by Barack Obama’s White House…

Opening Scene: (Barack Obama sitting in the Oval Office streaming James Brown Hot Pants)

James Brown–Hot Pants


Obama: HUH! , Good God! , Hit Me! Hot Pants! (as First Lady Michelle Obama enters the Oval Office)


Obama: (leaning back on his chair) Hey baby!

First Lady: Barack, somebody sent us a Christmas Card with a McDonald’s gift card. What a sweet thing to do! (handing him the Christmas card, which was a Squirrel wearing goggles and winter garb )

Obama: (smiling) It’s a squirrel with goggles! Well, how about that! Mickey D’s huh!


Obama: (leaning back on the office chair ) Baby, why don’t you and the girls run down to Mickey Ds and get me a cheese burger and some fries.

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First Lady: Ok, but I really don’t want to go Barack (as she kisses him)

Obama: Baby, you’re the best. Girls have fun!!

(Secret Service brings the limo around and Michelle and the kids board for the ride.)



(20 minutes elapse and the President’s mobile device begins to play Stevie Wonder’s “My Cherie Amour” ring tone)


Obama: (answering the phone) What’s up baby?

The First Lady: Baby, there’s 25 dollars on this gift card!

Obama: What! Wait now (pause), are you saying there’s 25 bucks on the card? It might be the Republicans trying to set our ass up!

The First Lady: (audibly upset) I DON’T THINK SO BARACK!

Obama:  Well, Well, wait now! (pause) cancel the cheeseburger and get me a Big Mac, chocolate shake, french fries and a couple of hot apple pies. Oh! Oh! Michelle,,, eh Baby can you supersize the fries and the shake.

The First Lady: (sounding somewhat disgusted) GOOD BYE BARACK!

Back at the White House

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It’s been a tough week and I hope you enjoyed the spoof!

I know our friends and readers in North and South Carolina are having a rough time but know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. We invite our readers to find a way to help those in need.

Please be safe and have a great weekend. If at all possible spend some time with  your buds and family.

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Now is your chance to pick up a Chattanooga Leather Wilderness Scabbard for your
Pogn XL/FN HERSTAL USA and  GUNNR knives. Since there are a few types of handle sets out there along with some color options we are doing a Pre-order so everyone can get exactly what they need. The Pre order will be OPEN FOR 3 WEEKS.
Available in BLACK and DARK BROWN

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Buck Knives Introduces Automatic Versions of the Iconic 112 Ranger

Post Falls, ID — Wednesday, September 19, 2018– The classic 112 Ranger has been transformed into an exciting automatic knife.  The 112 Auto and 112 Auto Elite are powerfully deployed with the push of a button, instantly readying the blade.
The two 112’s recently debuted at the Outdoor Retailer Show are now available. These versions include a modern twist to the classic utilizing the same Makassar Ebony handles and 420HC steel blade, as well as a black G10 handled version with upgraded S30V steel.
Mirroring the classic with its brass bolsters and wood handle, the
112 Auto features a 3-inch clip point 420HC steel blade that is easily deployed with a push of a button. Weighing only slightly less than the original, the 112 Auto is only 5.6 ounces. Includes a genuine leather sheath. Made in the USA. MSRP: $175
112 Auto Elite appeals to customers interested in the American classic with an innovative design and upgraded materials. The 112 Auto Elite weighs only 6.1 ounces and features a G10 handle with brushed nickel silver bolsters and 3-inch clip point blade. Includes a genuine leather sheath for safe carry.  Made in the USA. MSRP: $225

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  • Full-auto rated!
  • Weight: 12.7 ounces; 8.7 ounces
  • Length: 7.8”; 4.8”
  • Build materials: stainless steel; aluminum
  • Finish: high-temp Cerakote™
  • Easy to disassemble/clean
  • M.S.R.P. $799

Visit Silencer Shop for all of the details

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Hurricane Recovery Update 9/19/18



Good Morning Loyal Customers!

Thank you for your patience and understanding as the High Speed Gear Facility was hit during the past week by hurricane Florence.
The HSGI Operations team is up and running working to fulfill orders.
The Sales and Customer Service team are currently without phone service or internet connection. We are working to correct this as quickly as possible.
Our website is still 100% functional so please continue to order or contact us by visiting
Thank you for your support and patience and we promise to be back in action working together shortly.
The High Speed Gear Team
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Lena Miculek Attends SIG SAUER Maine Shooting Sports Experience to Benefit the Boy Scouts of Maine

Newington, N.H. (September 18, 2018) – Team SIG shooter Lena Miculek recently participated in the SIG SAUER Maine Shooting Sports Experience to benefit the Pine Tree Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The shooting event was held on September 6th – 7th and included a competition event at Camp Hinds in Raymond, Maine. The SIG SAUER Maine Shooting Sports Experience raised over $120,000 for programs benefiting youth through Maine Scouting.

Lena Miculek Attends SIG SAUER Maine Shooting Sports Experience to Benefit the Boy Scouts of Maine
Team SIG Professional Shooter Lena Miculek with legacy supporters TD Bank.

“This was my first year working with the Pine Tree Council Boy Scouts at the Maine Shooting Sports Experience, and the passion and excitement from the Scouts for the shooting sports was inspiring,” said Lena Miculek, Team SIG Professional Shooter. “It was truly an honor for me to participate with the Pine Tree Council Scouts and help them raise money to benefit their important youth programming,”

The Pine Tree Council of the Boy Scouts of America provides scouting, adventure, and leadership opportunities to youth in central, southern and western Maine. The Pine Tree Council operates Camps Hinds, Bomazeen, Gustin, and Nutter which offer day and overnight camp opportunities to Scouts on the pristine Maine lakes.

“The Pine Tree Council of the Boy Scouts of America is very thankful to SIG SAUER for their leadership and participation in the Maine Shooting Sports Experience. This event is a cornerstone to funding and expanding our scouting programs. Thanks to the marquis sponsorship from SIG SAUER, we were able to increase our fundraising by 10% over last year,” added Eric Tarbox, Scout Executive/CEO, Pine Tree Council, Boy Scouts of America. “Our Scouts were also thrilled to be joined by professional shooter Lena Miculek who was very generous with her time and talent, and participated on one our teams and provided lessons. SIG SAUER really made this a once in a lifetime experience for all of the participants that will be talked about for years to come.”

To learn more about the Pine Tree Council visit:

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 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 – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. For more information about the company and product line visit:


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Federal Premium Shooters Vincent Hancock and Caitlin Connor Crowned World Champions


ANOKA, Minnesota – September 18, 2018 – Federal Premium Ammunition sponsored shooters and brand ambassadors Vincent Hancock and Caitlin Connor each won gold medals and were crowned world champions at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championship in Changwon, South Korea, held August 31 to September 15, 2018.
The two-time Olympic gold medalist Hancock picked up his fourth World Championship title in Men’s Skeet to close the World Championships. Hancock marched through the rainy qualification rounds without a miss over 125 targets and only missed once in the final to secure his place in the record books. Hancock becomes the first person ever to win four World titles in Men’s Skeet and is also now one of three men in the Shotgun discipline to earn four world titles in his career.
Along with the gold, Hancock also secured an Olympic Men’s Skeet quota for the United States. A quota is essentially a country’s ticket to participate in a specific event in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. In Shooting competition at the Olympic Games, a country can earn up to two quotas in each event – but that doesn’t guarantee a specific athlete to compete in the Games, just that his/her country has a spot to do so.
In her final, Caitlin Connor didn’t miss until the 35th target and finished with a score of 57. Olympic shooting legend Kim Rhode won silver and Amber English took the bronze, marking the first U.S. sweep ever in women’s skeet.
“The final was very exciting,” said Connor. “I was a little nervous at first, but then I got into the groove and had fun shooting with my teammates. It feels really good to have had three U.S. flags up there. I was glad it was us three. It was a great day for USA.”
This win was Connor’s first international gold medal. She won silver in 2015 and six other World Cup silver medals across her career. Coming into the competition, Rhode was ranked No. 1 in the world, Connor third and English fourth. In addition to the podium sweep, the United States claimed the maximum number of two Olympic Games quotas available in Women’s Skeet.
“We are very proud of Team Federal’s Caitlin Connor and Vincent Hancock for their wins at the World Championships,” said Federal Premium Senior Director of Marketing Jason Nash. “We look forward to being part of many more of their successes and this team’s march to Tokyo in 2020.”
In other competition news, Nic Moschetti added to Team USA’s outstanding shotgun performance in Changwon, capturing the silver medal in Men’s Junior Skeet while Austen Smith earned herself a bronze medal in Junior Women’s Skeet. Kayle Browning and Ashley Connor earned a bronze medal in the Women’s Trap Team event alongside Aeriel Skinner. In total, the U.S. Shotgun Team, sponsored by Federal Premium, earned 12 medals including three gold, four silver, and five bronze.
Serious shooters have long relied on Federal Premium Gold Medal shotshells to dominate the competition in trap, skeet and sporting clay events worldwide. Year after year, Gold Medal rounds have broken world records and won top honors at prestigious shoots like the World Cup and ATA Grand American, earning the respect of all levels of competitive shooters. The enhanced design of new Gold Medal Grand shotshells, introduced in 2017, builds on that tradition with less felt recoil, more reliable ignition, improved patterns, harder shot and maximum downrange power.
Federal Premium recently became the official shotshell ammunition sponsor and supplier of USA Shooting, a non-profit organization that promotes the shooting sports and prepares American athletes to bring home Olympic gold. For more information on Federal, visit

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Parabon® Announces 10th Solved Case in First 100 Days of Snapshot® Genetic Genealogy Service

Combination of emerging DNA technologies ignites unprecedented closing spree.

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Reston, Va. (18 Sep 2018) — The arrest of Marlon Michael Alexander by the Montgomery County MD Police (MCPD) last Thursday marked the tenth case since May in which Snapshot® DNA analysis by Parabon® NanoLabs (Parabon) has helped investigators identify a suspect sought for a violent crime. The company’s Snapshot Genetic Genealogy Service combines new DNA testing methods with genetic and traditional genealogical research to uncover the likely identity of a perpetrator or identify human remains. With a closure rate of more than one case every two weeks, the new service has generated a wave of excitement among law enforcement investigators. Police around the country are racing to use Snapshot in hopes of solving their most vexing cases, many of which have been cold for decades.

Alexander is being held without bond for a series of crimes that began in 2007, including three first-degree rapes, an attempted sexual offense and multiple counts of first-degree burglary. Whereas in the first nine solved cases, Parabon’s genetic genealogists were able to narrow the investigation down to a single person or family, this investigation required more teamwork. At a press conference Friday, Police Chief Tom Manger reported that the leads provided by Parabon allowed detectives to identify a distant relative of Alexander’s in Georgia who was able to provide critical information about her family tree. Detective Steve “Smugs” Smugeresky, who has experience performing genealogy research, was then able to complete the tree and ultimately identify Alexander as a suspect. With other facts about the rapes that also pointed to Alexander, MCPD obtained a search warrant to obtain his DNA sample last week, which was analyzed by the department’s crime lab and determined to be a match to the crime scene samples. “This was a great example of the power of public/private partnerships,” said Detective David Davis, who led the investigation. “Together we solved a case that has haunted our community for over a decade.”

CeCe Moore, who leads the forensic genetic genealogy unit at Parabon, is enthusiastic about the collaborations her team is building with agencies like MCPD. “This type of investigation is so new, we are still learning how best to work together. Now that we better understand our respective strengths and have built trust in one another, we are operating with increasing effectiveness. Our collaboration with MCPD is what makes this case so satisfying.”

Parabon’s CEO, Dr. Steven Armentrout, says more success stories are forthcoming. “Thanks to the enthusiasm over our offerings, we are involved in many investigations, which are at various stages of completion. Several are merely awaiting a confirmatory DNA match, but have not been announced.”

A table of the first 10 cases in which arrests were assisted by Parabon’s Snapshot Genetic Genealogy Service is below:

About Parabon® NanoLabs, Inc.:

Parabon® NanoLabs is a vertically integrated DNA technology company that develops next-generation forensic and therapeutic products, which leverage the enormous power of DNA. Staffed by a uniquely qualified team of scientists and technologists, with expertise ranging from bioinformatics and oncology to chemistry and computer science, the Company is bringing to market revolutionary new products and services made possible by recent advances in DNA sequencing, processing and manufacturing technologies.

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Memphis Campaign Targets Illegal Gun Purchases

NSSF, ATF, U.S. Attorney, Area Law Enforcement Emphasize ‘Don’t Lie for the Other Guy’

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — As part of an ongoing national effort to help prevent illegal “straw” purchases of firearms, the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are reminding the public in the Memphis area that stiff penalties are in place for individuals convicted of such purchases.

Billboard advertisements for the Don’t Lie for the Other GuyTM program have been purchased by NSSF in key locations throughout the region with the message: “Buy a gun for someone who can’t and buy yourself 10 years in jail. Don’t Lie for the Other Guy.”

The month-long public awareness campaign was officially launched today with a short program at the Bass Pro Shops, 1 Bass Pro Dr., Memphis, Tenn. Present at the event were representatives of the ATF Nashville Field Division, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Tennessee, Shelby County Attorney’s Office, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Memphis, Memphis Police Department and NSSF.

More than 22.5 million impressions will be delivered via billboards, digital and social media advertising around Memphis along with more than a half a million impressions through 30-second radio spots airing on local stations. Memphis was chosen for this special campaign by ATF. No taxpayer dollars are used. The program is funded in full by the firearms industry.

“As evidenced today, the firearms industry is proud of its longstanding cooperative relationship with the ATF and the entire law enforcement community by assisting them in their efforts to combat the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms,” said NSSF Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF senior vice president and general counsel. 

“Don’t Lie” is a cooperative program ATF and NSSF, the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry. The effort was developed more than a decade ago to raise public awareness about the seriousness of the crime of purchasing a firearm for someone who cannot legally do so. The program also helps ATF educate firearms dealers so they can be better prepared to deter potential straw purchases. The public campaign drives home the message that anyone attempting an illegal firearm purchase faces a stiff federal felony penalty of up to 10 years in jail or up to $250,000 in fines.

To legally purchase a firearm, a person must be able to pass an FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check and fully comply with state and local laws. When a criminal knows he cannot pass this check, he may try to induce a friend or other person to make the purchase on his behalf, which is known as a straw purchase and is a felony.

This public awareness campaign constitutes only part of the Don’t Lie for the Other Guy outreach effort. The full Don’t Lie for the Other Guy program, which also involves educating firearms retailers to better detect and prevent straw purchases, has been rolled out in major cities throughout the country. In the retailer segment, federal firearms licensees are provided a Don’t Lie for the Other Guy retailer kit containing a training video and informational brochure for storeowners and staff, as well as point-of-purchase displays aimed to deter illegal straw purchases.

Some of the Memphis area billboard locations and radio stations airing public service announcements are provided below:


  • Several locations along I-240
  • Several locations along I-40
  • Several locations along I-55

Radio Stations:

  • KJMS (V101)
  • KWNW (101.9 KISS FM)
  • WHRK (K97.1)
  • WMC 790 AM
  • WREC 600 AM.

Learn more about Don’t Lie for the Other Guy at


About NSSF

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 12,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to

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HENSOLDT Cyber and CSIRO’s Data61 collaborate on Trustworthy Systems Development

HENSOLDT Cyber uses RISC-V architecture

Brisbane, Australia, 19 September 2018 – HENSOLDT Cyber GmbH and CSIRO’s Data61 have today announced an international partnership to develop a trustworthy hardware-software stack to protect against devastating cyber-attacks on defense systems, smart factories, autonomous vehicles and critical infrastructure at a time where threats are on the rise.

“Our uncompromising approach to cyber security combines secure processor hardware based on the open RISC-V architecture, secured production, and the mathematical security guarantees of the seL4 operating system,” said Marian Rachow, Managing Director of HENSOLDT Cyber GmbH.

Announced today at D61+ LIVE, Data61’s annual data science and technology showcase, this partnership will secure cyber-physical systems through seL4, the world’s most trustworthy operating system, mathematically proved free of implementation defects.

Data61’s Trustworthy Systems group, the original developers of seL4, will adapt it to run efficiently on HENSOLDT Cyber processors, and will extend seL4’s existing correctness proofs to apply to that hardware.

“seL4 is provably secure, but its security guarantee relies on the assumption that the underlying hardware is trustworthy,” said Professor Gernot Heiser, Chief Research Scientist for Trustworthy Systems at CSIRO’s Data61. “We are excited to work with HENSOLDT Cyber, putting seL4 at the core of a security-focused integrated hardware-software stack to secure critical infrastructure.”

Munich-based HENSOLDT Cyber, founded just over a year ago as a joint venture of German companies HENSOLDT and Secure Elements, develops advanced secure IT solutions for cyber-physical systems deployed in industry and defense. “Collaborating with leading researchers to produce the best technology is core to our approach, and Data61 are world leaders in secure operating systems,” said Rachow. Securing Industry 4.0 is an early goal of the company, which is currently evaluating prototype solutions for smart production lines.

“Our first secure processor chips, capable of running seL4, will be produced in the first half of 2019,” said Simon Metzner, Chief Operations Officer (COO) of HENSOLDT Cyber. “The level of interest we see for this technology indicates a great market opportunity for our products.”

Gernot Heiser is also Chief Scientist Software at HENSOLDT Cyber, Scientia Professor and John Lions Chair at the University of New South Wales.


HENSOLDT is a global pioneer of technology and innovation in the area of defense and security electronics. The company is a market leader in civilian and military sensor solutions, developing new products to counter evolving threats based on disruptive concepts in such fields as big data, robotics and cyber security. With a workforce of some 4,300 employees, HENSOLDT generates revenues of more than 1 billion euros per year.

About HENSOLDT Cyber

The German company develops embedded IT products that meet the highest security requirements. It integrates an invulnerable operating system with security-hardened hardware to build the most secure product on the global IT market. The company combines more than 50 years of domain experience with world-class expertise in hardware- and software design to achieve global leadership.

About CSIRO’s Data61

CSIRO’s Data61 is Australia’s data innovation network that transforms existing industries and creates new ones through the application of science and technology. As an applied R&D partner, Data61’s capabilities range from cybersecurity, confidential computing, IoT, robotics, machine learning and analytics, software and programming to behavioral sciences and more. Data61 is the data science and technology arm of Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Industrial and Scientific Research Organization (CSIRO).

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Eye Surgeon Creates New Eyewear Combining The Best Of Sunglasses And Goggles

Cordair Eyewear

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Sticks To Your Face So Well, Not Even A Bucking Bronco Can Throw Them Off

Abilene, Texas — Cordair Eyewear and their Eye Surgeon founder, Troy Carter, have created a brand new pair of sunglasses that are sure to be a game changer for the active person. Combining the best aspects from sunglasses and goggles, they stay put no matter what the wearer is doing–even if riding a bucking Bronco.

These groundbreaking new sunglasses use a patented Stemball Technology that allows the cords to be attached to the frames in such a way that helps them to not only stay on the face of the wearer, but also significantly reduce lens fog. Cords come in various colors and can be changed depending on what the wearer wants.

The sunglasses themselves are ultra durable. The frames are Base 8 Curved TR90 nylon injected, and have been proven to be sturdy. The UVA and UVB blocking lenses are scratch and impact resistant polycarbonate, and come in either polarized or non. MSRP is $169.97.

When asked about why he started Cordair Eyewear, Dr. Carter had this to say: “I have spent long nights surgically repairing damaged eyes that were not protected simply because people did not wear eye protection. Over the years I have considered ways to increase people’s usage of eye protection, especially when outdoors doing intense activities like sporting events. People would rather go without sunglasses for comfort reasons, or because carrying glasses around is inconvenient. Our solution was to get rid of the earpieces giving us eyewear that is lightweight, comfortable, and doesn’t slip or fall off when the action accelerates, that also protects from UVA, UVB, and harmful blue light.”


Cordair Eyewear_02About Cordair Eyewear:

Cordair Eyewear is a new eyewear company with a passion to keep people’s eyes comfortable and safe in any outdoor setting. Their goal is twofold: First, to protect the eyes of anyone wearing a pair of Cordair Sunglasses. Second, to keep active people moving. They like to say, Cordairs stay in place so you don’t have to. Find out more information by visiting their website:

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Lyons Falls, NY: Otis is excited to announce that it will again offer a buy one, get one free promotion on its Ripcord® line of products.  This consumer promotion will run 9/17/18 through 10/01/2018.
Simply go to, select the Ripcords of choice and the discount will be applied at checkout. The promotion offers up to four free Ripcords; mix and match any available models (calibers and gauges) according to preference.
“The promotion has been well received these past couple years and we are offering it up again at a time when people are gearing up for hunting season.  It’s a great time for consumers to stock up on their favorite caliber Ripcords or grab a couple new sizes with vast selection,” remarks Heather Pleskach, Otis Technology’s director of marketing.
Ripcord is made with advanced materials to clean residue and fouling from every kind of firearm in just one pass. It is engineered with a Memory-Flex®cable to run through a pistol, rifle or shotgun from Breech-to-Muzzle®, with no gravity feed necessary. A rigid, helix-shaped rubber core keeps the cleaning surface pressed against the bore, engaging the rifling for an aggressive 360-degree cleaning. The braided Nomex® surface can take up to 700°F heat. Ripcord’s easy-feed design makes the cleaning process even quicker.
Ripcord is available in sizes for 12- and 20-gauge shotguns, and for the following rifle and pistol calibers: .17, .22, .223, .243, .257, .264, .270, .260/6.5mm, .30-06, .308/7.62mm, .338, 9mm, .40, .45 and .50.
For more information on Otis Technology and its products, please visit
Otis Technology is known for manufacturing the most advanced gun cleaning systems and accessories 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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Kahr Firearms Group Sponsors NRA World Shooting Championship

Image result for Desert Eagle(Greeley, PA)Kahr Firearms Group, a leader in innovative firearms design and manufacturing, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the NRA World Shooting Championship in Glengary, WV from Sep 20-22.
Kahr Firearms Group is a Gold Sponsor for the event, which will be held at the Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, WV. The NRA World Shooting Championship brings together the best shooters in the world to compete in pistol, rifle, shotgun and combined firearm sports. At the end of the event, the top shooter will be crowned “World Shooting Champion.”
The competition will have both a Professional and Amateur Division, and offers $250,000 in cash and prizes. The cash prizes will be awarded to first through third place winners and High Lady and High Amateur Junior. There will be separate prize tables for Professional and Amateur winners.
In addition to its Gold Sponsorship of the event, Kahr Firearms Group is sponsoring two shooters in the 2018 World Shooting Championship: Brett Pikula and John “TIG” Tiegen. Pikula is currently the Shop Supervisor for Magnum Research and will be competing in the Amateur Division. Tiegen, a brand ambassador for Kahr Firearms Group, American hero and survivor of the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, will be competing in the Professional Division.
The competition has twelve challenging stages for competitors to prove their shooting skills. Participants will have the opportunity to compete among talented shooters from around the world using provided firearms, equipment and ammunition to find out who is the ultimate champion.
You can find full details on the NRA World Shooting Championship event
For more information about Kahr Firearms Group products, visit,, or

About Kahr Firearms Group:
Kahr Firearms Group, formed in 2012, includes Kahr Arms, Auto-Ordnance and Magnum Research.  KFG Headquarters reside in Greeley, Pennsylvania. Kahr Arms produces small concealable handguns in .380, 9mm, .40 and .45ACP. Auto-Ordnance is the maker of the famous “Tommy Gun”, M1 Carbine and WW2 GI Model 1911. Magnum Research Inc., designer and producer of the world renowned Desert Eagle Pistol, Baby Eagle, MLR .22LR and .22Mag Rifles and BFR Revolvers. All three companies are proudly located in the USA.


John “TIG” Tiegen, KFG Sponsored Shooter in the Professional Division

Brett Pikula, KFG Sponsored Shooter in the Amateur Division

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SIG SAUER ACADEMY Tactical Tip: Fitting Your Pistol to Your Hand (Grip Fit)


SIG SAUER Academy instructor Dan Hunt. In this video Dan discusses the importance of properly fitting a pistol to your hand.

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Massive Elcan Tactical Scope Sale!


Elcan riflescopes are considered to be some of the finest tactical optics in the world, that being said top-tier quality often means top-tier prices. That’s why EuroOptic is excited to offer our selection of Elcan scopes at 20% off the list price or better! Experience for yourself what makes Elcan the first choice in combat optics for professionals around the world! Any rifle from our remaining inventory of closeout Barrett REC7 rifles will make an awesome companion to one of these Elcan riflescopes.




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Brownells Product Manager, Paul Levy, Goes Over Some of the New Products for the Week

Paul Levy, Brownells Product Manager, offers a look at this week’s new products. Included in today’s overview is the Vortex Diamondback Tactical FFP Scopes, Primary Weapons Upper Receivers in 300 BLK, 5.56 and .308, Apex Tactical Mark IV and Mark IV 22/45 Triggers and Mystery Ranch packs. Be sure to subscribe and you’ll be the first to see what’s new each week. Learn more:


Paul meant to say that a First Focal Plane optic allows the shooter to range the target at any magnification setting, the reticle size does in fact change.

A Second Focal Plane scope the reticle size remains the same throughout its magnification range but ranging is only accurate at the calibrated magnification, which generally is the highest magnification setting available (e.g. a 3x – 10x Second Focal Plane optic  must be set to 10x for accurate ranging)

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Mr. Joseph M. Murphy to Receive The Major General John H. Russell Leadership Award

image(Quantico, VA) – September 7, 2018 – Mr. Joseph M. Murphy, a Founding Director of Country Bank New York and a United States Marine, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Marine Corps University Foundation’s prestigious Major General John H. Russell Leadership Award. Mr. Murphy was chosen for the top distinction in recognition of his exemplary service and dedication to the community.
The Russell Leadership Award honors Mr. Murphy’s lifelong commitment to excellence in leadership and character which reflects the history, traditions, and ethos of the Marine Corps. Mr. Murphy will receive this award at the Major General John H. Russell Luncheon on October 18, 2018 at The Union League Club in New York City.
Major General John H. Russell, USMC, was the 16th Commandant of the Marine Corps. The Major General John H. Russell Leadership Award established in his honor by the Marine Corps University Foundation, is presented annually at a luncheon to a distinguished American whose commitment to personal and professional excellence embodies those qualities of leadership and character uniquely associated with the United States Marine Corps.
In addition to his many endeavors, Mr. Murphy is Chairman of Value Investors, Inc. a national real estate development and finance company. For over twenty years the Murphy Family have been the majority owners of Value Express LLC, a mortgage origination and securitization entity.
Mr. Murphy was born and raised in the Inwood Section of Manhattan. His father, Michael, was from Dunworley, County Cork, and his mother, Mary Sullivan, was from Ballyporeen, County Tipperary. He attended Rice High School in Harlem, and subsequently Iona College, both were
operated by The Congregation of Irish Christian Brothers. After one year at Iona, he joined the United States Marine Corps.
Mr. Murphy served as a Platoon Sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division, from 1953 to 1956, in defense of United Nations positions in Korea. He remained in the Reserves until 1961. Subsequently, Mr. Murphy visited Afghanistan with General James L. Jones, Jr. USMC (Ret), Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commanding General of NATO, on a research mission to study the opium/heroin problem with the hope of finding a solution. Mr. Murphy assembled a team in Brussels to create a “White Paper” which was presented to General Jones, the DEA and NATO.
Following his military service, Mr. Murphy completed his undergraduate at Iona College and graduated with Honors in 1959. He later attended the Graduate School of Business at New York University. Mr. Murphy received his CPA in public accounting and spent three years at Pannell, Kerr, Forster & Co. and six years at Price Waterhouse & Co. He was associated with Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (GBL), Belgium’s second largest banking and investment company, from 1970 to 1990. Mr. Murphy was a Director and Member of the Executive Committee of GBL, President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. affiliate, Lambert Brussels Corporation after 1974. GBL invested in Drexel Burnham Lambert and Mr. Murphy was active as a Director and Member of the Executive Committee until 1989.
Mr. Murphy has been an active Director of the Marine Corps – Law Enforcement Foundation since 1997. He was a Director of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation (Museum of the Marine Corps) in Quantico, VA. He was also a Trustee, Member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, Texas. Mr. Murphy also served on the Board of the Marine Corps University Foundation and as Treasurer Emeritus received the Leonard F. Chapman medal for his service.
Mr. Murphy is Chairman Emeritus of the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Advisory Committee and a member of the Board and Executive Committee of the Columbia University Medical Center Board of Advisors. He was appointed by President George H.W. Bush as a Member of the National Board of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. He was a Member of the Financial Advisory Board of the Congregation of Christian Brothers-Eastern American Province. He was a Trustee, Member of the Executive, Finance and Marketing Committees of Iona College for over 20 years and is now Trustee Emeritus. Additionally, Mr. Murphy funded The Murphy Science and Technology Center, The Iona College Art Center, Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium and Mazzella Field named after the parents of his wife, JoAnn Murphy. He was a Director and Member of the Executive Committee of the Partnership for Quality Education, which was established in the Archdiocese of New York in 1998 by John Cardinal O’Connor.
In 2004, Mr. Murphy was also a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
As the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Executive Committee for Country Bank, Mr. Murphy has ensured the bank exemplifies solid corporate citizenship within the communities it serves; New York City, Riverdale, Woodlawn and Scarsdale. Country Bank
fosters and values the spirit of volunteerism in its staff and members of the Murphy family have served on Board of Directors for many not-for-profit and charitable organizations. In 2016, the Bank was awarded the Outstanding Corporate Philanthropy Award by the Association of Development Officers for its support of Westchester nonprofits and their causes. In June 2018, Country Bank received the Burke Award from Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in recognition of its longtime support of the medical institution as it continues to expand its excellence of healthcare to the New York community. The bank is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
Mr. Murphy and his wife, JoAnn, reside in Eastchester, New York. They have five children; Patricia, Joseph Jr., Christopher (deceased), Carolyn and Mary and are blessed with eight grandchildren.
For more information about The Marine Corps University Foundation, The Major General John H. Russell Leadership Award, and past award recipient’s, please call Melissa Packard at (703) 640-6835 or;
Founded in 1988, Country Bank is a FDIC-insured, full service commercial bank offering products and services for commercial banking and lending customers, small business customers and individual consumers serving the New York City metro area, New York State, New Jersey and Connecticut. Visit or call 212-818-9090 for more information.


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Bushnell’s TRS-26 has finally hit the shelves and I’ll be reviewing it for our readers over the coming weeks. I can sum up my initial impression by saying that it was well worth the wait! The TRS-26 is part of Bushnell’s latest AR Optics line and I’m anxious to report on it. I’ll be putting the company’s 3X magnifier behind it and we’ll see how it rocks. Look for my review late in September.

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I’ve just wrapped up a review of Crimson Trace Railmaster Pro, more specifically the green laser CMR-204. There’s a lot to get excited about in this now 4 year old offering from Crimson Trace Corporation; the highly visible green laser, adjustable for wind and elevation; the room-filling 100 lumen light and its compact package. But, it’s its rail mount implementation strategy that makes it a truly universal weapon mounted accessory. Read my review to find out more.


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Key Leadership Appointments Announced at RUAG Ammotec USA, Inc.

RUAG_Logo_RGBTampa, USA, September 13, 2018 – RUAG Ammotec USA has announced key leadership appointments to drive new strategic growth initiatives for the U.S. market. Paul Lemke has been named General Manager for RUAG Ammotec USA, Inc. and Daniel Yaich has been named Manufacturing Manager. RUAG Ammotec USA, Inc. sells, markets and distributes Norma, Geco, and Swiss P brand ammunition, components and related products in the U.S. and manufactures Geco and Inceptor brands of ammunition for sales within the U.S. and abroad. Additional sales and marketing announcements are forthcoming.
Lemke brings valuable industry experience to his new role, having held leadership positions for ammunition manufacturers. Lemke founded PolyCase Ammunition and most recently led the manufacture, marketing and selling of polymer-based Inceptor Ammunition both within the United States and abroad. Prior to transitioning into the shooting, hunting and outdoor industry. Paul enjoyed a long career in the U.S. Army from which he retired holding the rank of lieutenant colonel.
“The task that Paul assumes is clearly focused towards growing the sales and profitability of the Ammotec business in the U.S.,” said Sr. VP Hunting & Sporting of RUAG Ammotec GmbH Germany, Paul-Erik Toivo. “His background and proven leadership skills are a huge asset to the team. Our portfolio of brands and products is being refined and refocused for short and long term growth with U.S. customers and consumers under Paul’s guidance. He will lead efforts to bring our world-class products to new channels, markets and categories.”
Also recently announced is the appointment of Daniel Yaich as Manufacturing Manager of RUAG Ammotec USA, Inc. Dan has 24 years of experience in the ammunition industry -including positions in research and development, ballistic testing, manufacturing development, operations and management/oversight roles. He is also a lifetime recreational and competitive shooter.
“Dan brings a unique blend of experiences and knowledge to foster the growth and strength of our factory and supply chain needs.” said Lemke. “His involvement has already benefitted our throughput and capacity in Tampa. I look forward to Dan building on this momentum and establishing best-in-class processes and techniques throughout our organization and facilities. RUAG Ammotec USA, Inc. has a commitment to quality that is unmatched and that will only be more evident with Dan aboard the team.”

RUAG Ammotec USA

RUAG develops and markets internationally sought-after technology applications in the fields of aerospace, security and defence for use on land, in the air and in space. 57% of RUAG’s products and services are destined for the civil market and 43% for the military market. The Group is headquartered in Bern (Switzerland). It has production sites in Switzerland and in 13 other countries in Europe, the USA and Asia-Pacific. Around 8700 employees – of whom 430 are trainees – represent 48 nationalities and generate sales of some CHF 1.86 billion.

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Federal Premium Launches New Gold Medal Grand Paper Hull Shotgun Ammunition

ANOKA, Minnesota – September 13, 2018 – Federal Premium is proud to announce new paper-hull shotgun shells to its Gold Medal Grand product lineup. The look, feel, smell and performance of Gold Medal Paper shotshells made them the favorite of the most serious clay target shooters. Now there’s an even better option with the all-new Gold Medal Grand Paper which includes various new 12-gauge loads in shot size No. 7.5 and No. 8. Shipments of this ammunition are being delivered to dealers now.
These new paper-hull loads combine Federal Premium Ammunition’s classic paper hull with an improved design that provides less felt recoil, more reliable ignition and improved shot hardness.
Features & Benefits
• Exclusive Federal Premium paper hull design
• Two-piece wad utilizes SoftCell technology to decrease perceived recoil and produce more uniform patterns than one-piece designs
• Rigid PrimerLock head improves primer sensitivity, ensuring proper ignition in the event of a light hit
• Lead shot is engineered for the optimum blend of hardness and density for even patterns and maximum downrange power
Part No. / Description / MSRP
GMT175 8 / Gold Medal Grand Paper 12 gauge 2 3/4″ 2 3/4 Dram 1 oz. / $13.95
GMT117 7.5 Gold Medal Grand Paper 12 gauge 2 3/4″ 2 3/4 Dram 1 1/8 oz. / $13.95
GMT117 8 / Gold Medal Grand Paper 12 gauge 2 3/4″ 2 3/4 Dram 1 1/8 oz. / $13.95
GMT118 7.5 / Gold Medal Grand Paper 12 gauge 2 3/4″ 3 Dram 1 1/8 oz. / $13.95
GMT118 8 / Gold Medal Grand Paper 12 gauge 2 3/4″ 3 Dram 1 1/8 oz. / $13.95
GMT171 7.5 / Gold Medal Grand Paper 12 gauge 2 3/4″ HDCP 1 1/8 oz. / $13.95
GMT171 8 / Gold Medal Grand Paper 12 gauge 2 3/4″ HDCP 1 1/8 oz. / $13.95
Federal is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Federal Premium, go to

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Folks what a week. We have Apple launching a line of new iPhones and a watch that does all kinds of things; we also have a major hurricane, Florence, targeting the Southern Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina coasts, the Russian collusion fiasco is still lurking and the mainstream media fabricating stories. Can you imagine faulting The President for Florence? We need to redefine stupidity and I sincerely hope that your vote in November will send a loud message: “You may be stupid but we’re not!”

If this is not enough to send you straight to your therapist, I don’t know what is; however, do remember that your mental health practitioner studied the subject because they wanted to understand themselves. So why pay some jackass $150+ per hour – or more – when you can shoot the shit with us and achieve better results.

So, let’s talk Apple…

The 2018 Apple September launch event has come and gone but not without the customary uproar, over the new line of iPhones: iPhone XS Max, its little buddy the iPhone XS and a mainstream replacement for the iPhone x, the iPhone XR.  These phones will set you back from approximately $950 – $1099 depending on model. The good news is that there appears to be no additional charge for Chinese snooping hooks. It’ll be nice to see Apple make its phones in the U.S.A.

The Apple Watch Series 4,  is all-in on health with a built-in ECG and more. With the Apple watch, you can take an ECG and send the results to your physician. Personally, I would have serious concerns about a physician’s diagnosis based on Apple electrocardiography. Given the amount of opioid abuse, it would have been better for the phone to help you out with opioid induced constipation. Maybe the company’s Series 5, or greater, watches will detect moods leading to mass shootings and detonate.

The Russian Collusion

Mainstream media has largely avoided any discussion or analysis of what’s going on except to report on totally unrelated indictments of individuals associated, in varying degrees,  with Donald Trumps campaign in 2016.  So, here are some of my thoughts on the basis of what’s been released to date.

  1. How the dossier was born
    1. Fusion GPS, who employs Nellie Ohr the wife of Bruce Ohr, a DOJ official, is asked by the Clinton Campaign to conduct opposition research on Donald J. Trump. Fusion GPS then retains Christopher Steel’s firm, Orbis Business Intelligence, Ltd. to develop a dossier on Donald Trump. Fusion GPS informs Christopher Steel, a British citizen and former British intelligence officer, that they (assume Clinton Campaign) were interested in any details surrounding The Trump Organization’s desire to do business in  Russia which was broadly considered to be corrupt. An important fact that you need to know is that many U.S. corporations were already doing business in Russia; e.g. Boeing, McDonalds, Starbucks, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer and several others. So, I don’t understand why The Trump Organization, a multinational enterprise, is any different than the company’s I’ve already mentioned?
  2. What was the dossier trying to achieve?
    1. It’s clear that the objective was to dig up dirt that could be leverage against the Trump campaign denying him a 2016 election victory. It failed!
    2. So why is the dossier and alleged Russian collusion still alive? Perhaps the objective is to create evidence that could lead to a Trump impeachment. However, a Trump impeachment does not create a shift in power to benefit Hillary Clinton, or the Democratic Party. The House and Senate would still have a Republican majority. Vice President Pence would assume the helm and politically nothing changes.
    3. However, what could potentially change is the White House’s stance on trade. Donald Trump’s position on the Chinese trade imbalance was articulated by candidate Donald Trump even before he decided to run for office. So, as far as  China is concerned Donald J. Trump, the President, is bad for business; at risk is a $350 billion / yr. trade surplus with the United States and China’s exponential Chinese military expansion funded by that trade imbalance.
  3. In closing…
    1. Had Hillary Clinton won the election – China wins. Remember that the Clinton’s had a relationship with the Chinese dating back to 1990 ( i.e. research Chinagate )
    2. If Hillary Clinton loses her Presidential bid, but Donald J Trump is impeached – China wins.

Yes, you have government officials that openly colluded against Donald Trump, duped the FISA Courts, etc., but you don’t devote the time and level of resources that this national embarrassment has gotten just to get even.

So, my question to you is, would you explore the possibility of China involvement. Isn’t this the same government that had an operative in Sen. Feinstein’s organization for 20 years?

To those impacted by Florence…

We are praying that you’ll be spared but you’ve got to do your part and get to safety. This is a major storm and you need to take it seriously and act responsibly. Remember that emergency responders will not be able to reach you in a timely manner. Be safe!


In spite of impending disaster, keep your sweat pumps in low speed. Take care of yourselves and your families.

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SIG SAUER Releases M17 Video Series, “The Chosen One”

Newington, N.H. (September 12, 2018) – SIG SAUER is excited to announce the release of the M17 video series, “The Chosen One.” The four-part series is a documentary, created in conjunction with the civilian release of the P320-M17, which chronicles the U.S. Army’s exhaustive search for a new sidearm.

SIG SAUER Releases M17 Video Series, “The Chosen One”

“The selection of the P320-M17 as the handgun for America’s soldiers was a historic moment for the U.S. Army, and also for SIG as a company. This video series tells the story of the P320-M17 and archives the comprehensive selection process that was undertaken by the U.S. Army,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “It’s a tremendous honor to support the mission of the U.S. Army and provide the handgun that protects those who serve our country in harm’s way.”

The M17 “The Chosen One” episode guide is as follows:

The complete M17 video series, “The Chosen One” can be viewed at, and on all of the official SIG SAUER social media channels.

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Silent Legion .300 Norma Magnum

(September 12, 2018) – Silent Legion is empowering long range shooters by suppressing their sound without influencing accuracy. The .300 Norma Magnum suppressor is world renown for the performance abilities and superior build quality.

The patented SRS comes with the direct thread model. The SRS technology ensures the suppressor is firmly attached and will not come loose under pressure from multiple rounds. Shoot away and your suppressor will continue providing a strategic advantage.

The Quick Detach option is ideal for quick setup and takedown in the field. If you are moving and need every valuable second, take advantage of the quick detach option for the ultimate in convenience and versatility. It also has a Tri Lock Flash Hider to conceal you visually as well as audibly.

The titanium build is rock solid but only weighs 30-ounces. Direct thread mount options are available for ⅝-inch and ¾-inch with the patented SRS. Sound is reduced to 34 Db and kickback is also limited by the addition of this incredible suppressor.

The .300 Norma round has become a preferred option for long range shooters and pairing it with a suppressor creates the perfect combination of long range capabilities and tactile advantage. It was selected as the Advanced Sniper Rifle cartridge by SOCOM and the downrange abilities are fantastic. The round is a 338 Norma Mag necked down to a .30 cal bullet that delivers for long range shooters.

Key Lightweight Shooting Advantages:

  • Length – 11.25″

  • Diameter – 1.88″

  • Weight – 30 oz

  • Materials – Titanium

  • Finish – Cerakote

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Steiner: The Leader in Laser Protection The risk from lasers

Used in both tactical and strategic scenarios, lasers are an amazing tool which provide us with critical target information be it ranging or identification.  While their utility is supreme, their use does come with some risk.  Each device has a warning label that cautions the user against direct exposure to the eyes.  In a piece for Scientific American Douglas A. Johnson, a senior health physicist and laser safety officer for Texas A&M University pointed out the dangers of direct exposure of laser radiation.  Johnson, also a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for laser safety standards noted exposure to lasers could result in harm to the retina, the part of the eye where we perceive vision.

A solution to the problem

Lasers can be deployed on both sides of a conflict so the threat of having one cause eye damage is a very real, but new problem.  Imagine a scenario where two combatant teams are lasing each other in an attempt to range each other’s location.  The person using binoculars or a scope is particularly at risk for laser radiation exposure as the optic creates a direct funnel to the eye.  Steiner was the first company in the world to develop a filter coating to protect users of optics from this type of exposure.
Steiner, the world leader in laser protection technology, worked with a broad selection of its military clients from around the world during research and development of this filter.  They created the technology and then applied it to the inside of lenses in binoculars.  This is optimal as it does not change the dimensions or weight of the optic.  Plus, it also means the filter is will still function even if the external portion of the lens is damaged.  This filter comes available in two levels of protection, LPF Gen II and LPF Gen III.

LPF Gen. II: Extreme protection level

Absolutely 100% reliable protection against any laser starting at 800 nm up to max. 1.600 nm (broad band protection). Gen. II laser protection is absorbing (not reflecting) any laser impact and offers the highest security level available on the market.
At 800 nm    → OD 1,2  (optical density)
At 1.064 nm → OD 4,3

LPF Gen. III: Ultimate extra protection level

In addition to the protection offered by LPF Gen II (800 – 1.600 nm) Steiner LPF Gen. III offers extra protection at 532 nm (green laser). Green lasers are typical civilian lasers which can cause significant harm to the human eye.
At 532 nm     → OD 4,0
At 800 nm     → OD 2,0
At 1.064 nm  → OD 7,2

Outstanding performance with a new layer of protection

Steiner optics equipped with LPF Gen II and LPF Gen III still offer the same high performance and rugged durability you’ve come to expect, with an added layer of protection against evolving threats.

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New Steiner S-Series Battle Sights

The amount of gear that modern infantry soldier carry into the field has consistently grown over the years. The new Steiner S-Series battle sights ensure that the optics contribute more performance for less weight.

These next-gen prism battle sights have it all — wider field of view, larger eye box and eye relief, faster acquisition, simple operation, unmatched optics and accuracy.

There are two sights in the series—S332 with 3x magnification and S432 with 4x magnification. Versatile enough to be utilized on carbines or machine guns, they provide shooters with a clear aiming point in all light conditions and all battlefield scenarios – from close quarter combat to medium range engagement or any situation in between with the ability to retarget instantaneously.
The compact S332 and S442, 3x and 4x magnification respectively, give shooters mid-range supremacy with astonishing fields of view of 12.9 yards and 15.4 yards at 100 meters. An unrivaled 80 mm of eye relief allows getting on target even when perfect positioning is not possible.
A large eye box and quality glass provides brilliant clarity in all environments while simple rotary digital controls located on the side make adjusting windage, elevation and reticle brightness convenient. Both sights come with the easy-to-use rapid dot reticles that are available in 7.62 and 5.56 calibrations. Additional attachment points are provided for adding lasers and other accessories.
The S-Series is designed to never fail. It is waterproof to 10 meters (33ft.), 100% fogproof (nitrogen filled) and can withstand up to 900 Gs of impact. Both sights are powered by one CR2032 battery.


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HENSOLDT Presents Train DrivingTraining System for Tablets


Berlin, Germany, 12 September 2018 – HENSOLDT presents for the first time its new tablet-based training system for train drivers at InnoTrans 2018, the international trade show for transport technology and vehicle systems. The new training system uniquely combines Computer-Based Training (CBT) with guided simulation, enabling theory oriented as well as practice-based training. Train drivers can thus easily extend their driving training to qualify for the latest standard of the European Train Control System (ETCS). The ETCS is currently implemented across Europe and all train drivers have to be trained during the implementation phase for the new standard. HENSOLDT’s new training system makes it easy for all train drivers to gain the necessary qualifications.
The training system reduces on-site training times and thus increases the availability of train drivers. The system is also designed to ease learning by being very user-friendly. It guides the user step by step through the simulation training, while he always has access to the electronic reference guide. The training is also structured in individual modules, allowing the train drivers to learn independently and at their own pace. It can be used with the most popular Android tablets; other operating systems will follow.
The new tablet-based training by HENSOLDT is the easiest way to qualify train drivers, sustain their knowledge and inform them of the latest releases of standards and procedures. It fits perfectly to HENSOLDT´s worldwide sold and comprehensive portfolio of Train Driving Simulators, reaching from CBT solutions up to Full Motion Simulators.

See it yourself at InnoTrans in Berlin from September 18-21 in hall 6, stand 112.

HENSOLDT is a global pioneer of technology and innovation in the area of defence and security electronics. The company is a market leader in civilian and military sensor solutions, developing new products to counter evolving threats based on disruptive concepts in such fields as big data, robotics and cyber security. With a workforce of some 4,300 employees, HENSOLDT generates revenues of more than 1 billion euros per year.

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Federal Premium Introduces Unprimed Brass for Handloaders

ANOKA, Minnesota – September 12, 2018 – Federal Premium offers a wider variety of unprimed brass for a full range of common rifle and handgun cartridges, including the all-new 224 Valkyrie. This product line includes seventeen various calibers sold in 50- or 100-count packs. Shipments of this product have been delivered to dealers.
Reloaders who insist on the best trust Federal Premium brass cases. The company has been producing the industry’s finest brass since the early 1950s, when the first centerfire rounds rolled off its machines, and the tradition continues today.
Features & Benefits
• Reputation for industry’s best brass
• Precise dimensional tolerances ensure peak accuracy
• Consistent volumes and performance
• Case shoulders and necks are annealed for long life and easier resizing
• 50- and 100-count bags
Part No. / Description / MSRP
PR223UPB100 / 223 Rem. Unprimed Brass 100-count / $35.95
PR22250UPB100 / 22-250 Rem. Unprimed Brass 100-count / $49.95
PR224VLKUPB100 / 224 Valkyrie Unprimed Brass 100-count / $34.95
PR243UPB50 / 243 Win. Unprimed Brass 50-count / $34.95
PR270UPB50 / 270 Win. Unprimed Brass 50-count / $34.95
PR270WSMUPB50 / 270 WSM Unprimed Brass 50-count / $49.95
PR7UPB50 / 7mm Rem. Magnum Unprimed Brass 50-count / $44.95
PR3030UPB50 / 30-30 Win. Unprimed Brass 50-count / $29.95
PR308UPB50 / 308 Win. Unprimed Brass 50-count / $29.95
PR3006UPB50 / 30-06 Sprg. Unprimed Brass 50-count / $32.95
PR300UPB50 / 300 Win. Magnum Unprimed Brass 50-count / $46.95
PR300WSMUPB50 / 300 WSM Unprimed Brass 50-count / $49.95
PR338FUPB50 / 338 Federal Unprimed Brass 50-count / $34.95
PH327UPB100 / 327 Federal Unprimed Brass 100-count / $34.95
PH9UPB100 / 9mm Luger Unprimed Brass 100-count / $32.95
PH40UPB100 / 40 S&W Unprimed Brass 100-count / $39.95
PH45UPB100 / 45 Auto Unprimed Brass 100-count / $39.95
Federal Premium is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Federal Premium, go to

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SIRT’s New SPOT Trainer



Changing from iron sights to a reflex sight takes some training. If you haven’t worked the mechanics, adding a reflex sight may actually slow your shooting down initially. The SPOT is a very simple and cost effective way to train for your reflexive optic. The SPOT fits on your your SIRT slide (110 models currently) and uses the red trigger take up laser to mimic the dot in a pistol mounted optic (e.g. an RMR TM).

  • Allows you to see the red dot even when it is outside of the sight.
  • Durable plastic stands up to rigorous training
  • Easy installation
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Modular Rifle Stock Production Launched




The production of a versatile rifle stock that enables operatives to discharge their firearms while wearing a ballistic helmet with the visor fully lowered has been launched.

164 year old survival equipment manufacturers, BCB International Ltd,  first unveiled the FRAMM® modular stock at DSEI 2017.  The FRAMM® is an adjustable and foldable stock that allows firearms officers to comfortably discharge their firearms in all firing positions. 

BCB International’s FRAMM® Project Manager, Philippe Minchin, confirmed that the stock is now in production:  “Production has been launched for the H&K G36, B&T 40×46 and HK-UMP variants of the stock.  In the near future we plan to start the production of FRAMM variants for: FN HERSTAL-SCAR, HK-MP5 A2, HK-MP5K-PDW, BERETTA-ARX 160, REMINGTON-ACR, CZ-805 A1 BREN, SIG SAUER-550/551.., SIG SAUER MCX, B&T-APC556.  The FRAMM® is good news for law enforcement professionals because it removes the inconvenience for both non-visored and visored officers of having to alternate between different buttstocks to fit the situations they are faced with.

“At a press of a button, the FRAMM® enables a firearms officer to switch from a classic straight stock alignment to a lowered setting of their choosing;  thereby eliminating the risk of their helmet visors or gas respirator masks interfering with the shouldering, aiming and firing of their weapon.  Whether it is in crowd control,  close quarters battle or CBRN  situations, the FRAMM® stock suits all mission requirements. “

BCB International Ltd are seeking dealers and distributors for the FRAMM® stock.

To find out how you can become a FRAMM® dealer please e-mail:

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Go West Trading Selects Laura Burgess Marketing to Launch Predator Ammo

Go West Trading’s Predator projectile for long range hunting and shooting transcends any current long-range projectile technology today. Unprecedented distances without destabilization make the Predator projectile capable of extending accurately effective range by 20 percent.

Las Vegas, Nev. (September 2018)Go West Trading (GWT), manufacturers of American-made rifle brass, have partnered with industry public relations firm, Laura Burgess Marketing (LBM) to create buzz around a ground-breaking development in rifle projectiles: the Predator.

GWT, a team of entrepreneurs consisting of former military and law enforcement professionals with an extensive background in firearms and ammunition manufacturing, started the company to manufacture the highest quality, American-made rifle brass for civilians, law enforcement and the military. As the team developed their nine-step manufacturing process and created the ultimate long-range projectile in the Predator, they also partnered with American Reserve Munitions to load the projectiles. With several sales partners now carrying the Predator cartridge, GWT sought a public relations partner to get the word out about this new technology. In addition to their patented design or the Predator projectile, Go West Trading also has to additional ammunition tiers available: The Patriot for hunting and plinking and the Penetrator for law enforcement. All three ammo tiers are available in .338, 6.5 Creedmoor, .260 Remington and .308.

“Go West Trading needed only one more piece to the puzzle to go to market. We needed someone who had the ability to reach deep within our sports shooting market to reach media resources and the long-range shooting community. We knew we could do that with Laura Burgess Marketing,” Brian Lockerman, president of GWT, said.

“The long-range, or precision shooting market, has been growing at a steady pace over the last few years and from my vantage point, I see an escalation in the participation of this sport,” Laura Burgess, president of LBM, added. “I am excited to represent a company that has taken the commitment of developing American-made products with such a high standard in product performance. I am confident that long-range shooters and hunters will consider Predator ammo to be their number one choice in the field and on the range.”

About Go West Trading:

Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, Go West Trading is a manufacturer dedicated to producing the finest American-made rifle brass using the toughest quality control standards available.

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Hurricane Advisory from HIGH SPEED GEAR

Just a quick High Speed Gear update.
Hurricane Florence is approaching the East Coast of the United States which is where the headquarters for High Speed Gear resides.  Currently we are on limited shut down and as the storm continues to approach we will be on full shut down.

Our goal is to be back up and running come Monday.  HSGI facility has large scale generator that will power our building during any outage; yet our number one goal is the safety of our most valued asset … our employees.
If you have any questions please feel free to email us. Our email systems will continue working throughout the next few days. We will return your emails as we can.
You all know us, we do what it takes to make it happen and we will be back on track quickly so that we can take care “OUR” business.
Be safe and we will speak soon!
Bill Babboni and the entire High Speed Gear Team
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As you go about your busy day, pause to remember 9-11 and those who perished on that day. Remember the responders who gave their lives and continue to suffer from the events of that day!

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Nammo Completes First Live Firing of Only European F-35 Test Gun

The GAU-22 firing at Nammo’s test center at Raufoss.


Last week Nammo completed the first live fire trials of its recently installed GAU-22, the 4-barrelled Gatling gun carried by the F-35 Lightning II.

Housed in a purpose built facility at Raufoss, Norway, the gun is the only one of its kind outside the United States. This again makes Nammo the only ammunition provider for the F-35 able to conduct a full range of verification and acceptance testing for every production lot independently.

“This setup is really unique, in that allows us to do all the testing we need just minutes away from the production site. That again means that can cut down the time between a production lot leaving the factory, and when it is tested and ready to go to the customer. It also means we can have a much higher confidence in the quality of the products we deliver, as we are able to control every aspect of the process from beginning to end,” said program director for aircraft ammunition in Nammo, Anders Nyhus.

The GAU-22 and its associated facility have been acquired through an agreement with the Norwegian Defense Materiel Agency as part of the development of Nammo’s APEX-ammunition for the F-35. The APEX is the only ammunition type available for the F-35 that will allow the aircraft to use its gun effectively in any scenario, both peace time air-policing and wartime operations against enemy aircraft and ground units.

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Essex Junction, Vermont (September 10, 2018) – Revision Military, a world leader in military head systems and helmet solutions, has won a helmet contract with the U.S. Coast Guard (contract ID: 70Z02318DMNQ07400). Revision was competitively selected against other solutions and will deliver a custom helmet system inspired by the company’s Batlskin Caiman™ Bump Helmet System. The helmet system is built on a skeletonized, lightweight base that is ideal for affixing headborne equipment and is specifically designed for the turbulence and physicality of maritime and mobile maneuvers experienced by boat crew Coast Guardsmen.

“Revision’s proven strength is delivering tailored solutions built to the precise and unique demands of its customers,” said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO, Revision Military. “We are proud to continue this commitment through our development of the custom solution selected by the U.S. Coast Guard. Revision worked directly with users to tailor this helmet system to the challenges consistently faced by Coast Guard boat crews. This helmet system is particularly notable because it is based on some of the most exciting protective head systems developments Revision has made in in recent years. Leveraging the unique versatility and scalability of our Caiman Bump system, and the ultra-comfortable APEX Liner System developed for the Caiman suite, Revision is set to deliver a reliable protection solution that meaningfully enhances operational effectiveness for these dynamic users.”

The contract with the U.S. Coast Guard stipulates a 12-month base period, with four 12-month option periods, over which time Revision will deliver these custom helmet systems. Like this tailored Coast Guard boat crew system, Revision’s Caiman Bump Helmet consists of a reinforced polymer shell that places a premium on scalability and integration for maritime and mobile operations while providing blunt impact protection that meets U.S. Army ACH standards. The Caiman Bump system also features improved ventilation, five-size comfort fit, and comms system-ready geometry. The Batlskin Caiman Bump System is available as a global solution for other Coast Guards and Naval Boarding Parties seeking a unique combination of integration, scalability, performance, and protection.

Revision’s Batlskin Caiman™ Boat Crew Bump Head System will be delivered to U.S. Boat Crew Coast Guardsmen as part of the new helmet contract.

Above: Revision’s Batlskin Caiman™ Boat Crew Bump Head System will be delivered to U.S. Boat Crew Coast Guardsmen as part of the new helmet contract. The helmet shown on the right reflects optional Revision skeletonized side rails and Wilcox® L4 Series Shroud.

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The NTOA’s 18th Annual Crisis Negotiations Conference Agenda Now Available

Registration and the full agenda for the conference, which will be held at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona, Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, 2018, are now live.

Colorado Springs, Colo. (September 2018) – The National Tactical Officers Association(NTOA) is proud to announce the full agenda for the 18th Annual Crisis Negotiations Conference is now available. The conference will be held at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona, Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, 2018. Attendees can register for the event here:

The role of crisis negotiator is vital to the successful resolution of critical incidents. The 18thAnnual Crisis Negotiations Conference will feature several thought-provoking seminars and timely incident debriefs providing meaningful and high-quality training to enhance law enforcement professionals’ tactics, leadership and professionalism.

The conference’s training seminars are lecture-based, and may include some tabletop exercises and group discussions. Seminars typically are two or four hours. The numerous debrief presentations will focus on recent real-world incidents, providing attendees a firsthand look from officers involved in these situations and how they were handled.

Here are just a few of the topics included in this year’s event:

  • Millennials and CNT Teams: Bridging the Gap, presented by Dr. Tina Jaeckle
  • Negotiating Wellness, presented by Sgt. Sally Panzer
  • The Kill Line, presented by Dr. Andy Young
  • Seven-Hour Hostage Barricade – A Father with a Gun and his Three-Year-Old Daughter, presented by Officer Joe Campagna
  • Fixing the Disconnect Between CNT and Tactical, presented by Sgt. Wayne DuBois
  • Suicide – An Unexpected Ending, presented by Det. Joe Pannullo
  • CNT vs. SWAT Response to Barricaded Suicidal Subjects, presented by Charlie Albrecht and Jim Goodman
  • Incident Debrief: Hostage Incident, Kennewick, WA, presented by Chris Guerrero, Jarin Whitby and Jeremy Taylor
  • Educating SWAT: Basic Negotiation for Operators, presented by Harry Drucker
  • Incident Debrief: Jonah Lane Hostage Rescue, presented by Sgt. Wayne DuBois
  • Panel Discussion: Maximizing Negotiations Effectiveness from Team Lead to Team Dynamics, presented by Pat Doering, Harry Drucker, Sean Pollock and Victor Torres

A complete agenda of seminars and incident debriefs can be viewed here:

In order to make the Crisis Negotiations Conference accessible to more members of the law enforcement community, the NTOA has expanded its registration options to include a one-day attendance package, in addition to the full conference package.

Conference lodging registration is also now open. NTOA conference attendees can book their stay by calling 877-800-4888. To ensure a smooth reservation process, use “2018 Crisis Negotiations Conference” as the event name when making reservations. Reservations must be made by Sept. 28, 2018 in order to receive the discounted rate.

Keep updated on the latest announcements by following the NTOA on Facebook, Twitter,Instagram and LinkedIn and searching for #CNTPhoenix on social media.

For more information on the National Tactical Officers Association, visit or call 800-279-9127. Join the NTOA today and start receiving the benefits of better training and stay on top of the ever-changing and challenging world of law enforcement.

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