FLIR to Exhibit at NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

See the newest FLIR thermal and night vision products for hunters, tactical professionals and enthusiasts

WILSONVILLE, OR (April 24, 2018) – FLIR Systems, Inc. will be exhibiting at the National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Dallas, May 4-6, 2018. Attendees are invited to stop by Booth #4508 to see FLIR’s newest thermal and night vision products, including the FLIR Breach multifunctional thermal monocular, FLIR ThermoSight Pro thermal riflescopes, and Armasight by FLIR MNVD, BNVD and PVS-14 night vision monoculars and binoculars.

Superior primary optics for hog hunters, predator hunters and tactical professionals and enthusiasts, the new FLIR ThermoSight Pro PTS233, PTS536 and PTS736 are available now through established FLIR dealers in the U.S.

The world’s thermal-imaging technology leader, FLIR Systems, Inc. is making the same cutting-edge thermal and night vision capabilities available to sportsmen, hunters and tactical enthusiasts that law enforcement agencies and elite military and security forces have been using around the world for more than 40 years. These newest handheld thermal imagers, thermal scopes and night vision systems combine innovative features with the rugged reliability of products born of our significant military heritage.

Weighing just 7.4 oz., the compact, rugged and versatile FLIR Breach offers superior image performance, producing a vivid 1280×960 viewing resolution on the FLCOD HD display. Additional innovative features include internal recording and storage of up to 2.5 hours of video and 1,000 still images, built-in digital compass and inclinometer, and a versatile USB-C port for external power, digital video out and connection to peripheral devices.

Featuring 40° or 51° fields-of-view (FOV), Armasight by FLIR BNVD, MNVD and PVS-14 models produce a wide visual field, which makes it easier to track moving targets without the need to move or pan the NVD. A built-in IR illuminator and flood lens enhances night vision and allows for reading in the dark. Simplified operation in the field comes via a single gain control knob. When mounted to a helmet, all intuitive MNVD and BNVD models turn off automatically when flipped up, and turn back on when flipped back down. A variety of models are available to support any mission or pursuit, featuring a wide range of FLIR’s Gen2+, Gen3, and advanced FLAG Filmless Auto-Gated IIT night vision technologies.

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Ultradyne Advances Rifle Marksmanship With New C4 Sighting System

Precision manufacturer Ultradyne has released their C4 Sighting system.  While taking the same position on your rifle as standard back-up iron sights (BUIS), the C4 Sight system offers more than just back up. 

Dynamount Front SightC4 sights are engineered for accurate shots at both close and extended ranges. Changing the way you use “iron” sights, the C4 system does more than simply point the rifle in a general direction.  Greater care, attention to detail, and engineering have gone into the creation of the Ultradyne C4 system than any other set of folding sights.


Ultradyne Front Sight

It starts at the front.  Ultradyne’s unique design keeps the fully-adjustable front sight post centered between protective ears.  By enabling complete adjustment of the front sight, the rear sight remains free for tool-less, on-the-fly windage and elevation adjustments, just like on a magnified optic.  Opt for the Dynamount version and restore your sight radius to true rifle length while also eliminating the negative effects of free-float hand guard deflection.

Ultradyne Rear SightThe four proportioned circles of the front and rear apertures and protective ears align instinctively upon shouldering the rifle.  Dynalign keeps your sight picture the same regardless of windage or elevation adjustment so every shot feels like the last and trains you for the next. 

Despite their meticulous precision, C4 sights are rugged.  Both front and rear are 100% CNC machined from 4140 steel and 7075 aluminum and protected with salt-bath nitride and anodized finished. 

  • Rear sight includes two insert sizes with one stored in the elevation knob.
  • Front Sight includes 10 MOA globe sight.  8 MOA, 12 MOA, 14MOA, and blade posts available. 

    C4 Front Sight Post

    C4 Front Sight Post Options

“C4 precision folding sights permanently changed my perception of what was possible without magnified optics.  I was quickly making solid hits on small targets well beyond ranges I would have previously attempted,” Aaron Lisech.

Brownnell’s has produced an excellent video demonstrating the C4 system:


The C4 sighting system is available direct from the company website as well as Brownell’s and MidwayUSA.  Click the corresponding logos below to see their offerings.

Brownells MidwayUSA

About Ultradyne:

Ultradyne provides American ingenuity designed and manufactured in the USA and backed by the Ultradyne Lifetime Repair or Replace Warranty.

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Holosun Technologies To Attend First Annual "Own the Night" Event

Holosun Technologies, a Walnut, California based manufacturer of quality made optics is proud to announce they will be participating in the first annual “Own the Night” event (April 28th at the Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club). The event will feature live demos and samples from companies like: Sig Sauer, CZ-USA, Rosco Manufacturing, Polymer 80, Gargoyles and many more.

Along with shooting range activities, there will also be Tactical Rifle/ Pistol classes, Emergency Life Saving medical courses, and Self Defense/ Krav Maga demonstrations. Interested patrons may be able to participate in several of these events.

Holosun will be in attendance throughout the event at their booth (located in the vendor area). Be sure to stop by and see some of the new products from Holosun’s Elite line, and participate in a chance to win a Holosun optic!

For more about Holosun Optics, please visit

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Trailblazer® Firearms to Exhibit the LifeCard® .22LR at the 2018 NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits

Trailblazer® Firearms’ single-action, folding .22 LR that is the size of a credit card will be on display, as well as the new Kydex holster.

Asheville, N.C. (April 2018)Trailblazer® Firearms will be exhibiting at the upcoming2018 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibitsat the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Centerin Dallas, Texas, May 4 – 6, 2018 at booth 3626. The super compact, single-action, folding LifeCard® .22LR pistol was launched in 2017 and has been exceptionally well received by distribution and customers.

Just in time for the NRA show, Trailblazer Firearms is rolling out their new LifeCard Kydex holster. Made in the USA by C&G Holsters, another veteran-owned company, the holster is specially designed to fit the LifeCard for concealed carry inside of the waistband and attaches easily to a belt or strap. The Kydex holster also features solid locking retention for peace of mind. The new LifeCard Kydex Holster retails for $49.00.

“The LifeCard was designed to fit in the small 5th pocket of a pair of jeans as an EDC tool,” Aaron Voigt, CEO and founder of Trailblazer Firearms, said. “We added a leather sleeve to our accessory line and had customers asking for something along the lines of a holster to be able to carry concealed, but not necessarily in a pocket. The Kydex holster fits the bill as it can be easily fitted on a belt and worn inside the waist line of a garment, providing the confidence of retention and accessibility for the owner.”

The LifeCard is truly unique in its design, but no shortcuts were made during production. The pistol’s frame and grip handle are constructed from fully-machined aluminum billet and is hard-coat black anodized. The trigger, bolt and tilt-up barrel are all made from steel with an Isonite® finish for corrosion resistance. The ambidextrous pistol also features storage for up to four rounds in the handle. The Trailblazer Firearms LifeCard .22LR is available at retailers across the country with an MSRP of $399.00.

The 147th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits is a celebration of freedom featuring 800+ exhibitors with 80,000 patriots attending the jam-packed seminars, workshops, special events and 650,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space. It is free to all NRA members and their families to attend.

For more information on Trailblazer Firearms, visit

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The Wisconsin Trigger Company Expands Youth Match Shooter Sponsorship with Youth Shooter Certificates



Watertown, WI – Each year The Wisconsin Trigger Company sponsors a number of youth national match shooters with their Youth Shooter Certificates. These certificates make M-K style triggers available to youth shooters at a significantly discounted rate. This program has allowed The Wisconsin Trigger Company to become the trigger sponsor of several top junior teams around the country.

In 2017, The Wisconsin Trigger Company introduced the M-K X trigger. In the hands of their sponsored shooters, the M-K X performed remarkably well.

2017 Sponsored Shooter Achievements

  • Wisconsin Junior Force team wins 6-man and 2-man National Championships at Camp Perry.
  • Wisconsin Trigger sponsors 12 of the top 20 junior shooters at Camp Perry.
  • Five shooters who received their Distinguished Rifleman Badge on stage at Camp Perry, including one of the Wisconsin coaches, were using Wisconsin Trigger Company triggers.
  • Texas junior shooter, Madison Butler, set a new world record with a score of 498-24X.

This year, The Wisconsin Trigger Company is expanding their sponsorship of junior competitors by offering 10 of their M-K X triggers at an extremely discounted price. If you or someone you know is a junior competitor and would like more information on receiving a discount certificate, please contact The Wisconsin Trigger Company.

In addition, The Wisconsin Trigger Company would like to expand their trigger sponsorship by a full junior team, or two, in the 2018 season. Please contact The Wisconsin Trigger Company for more information.

The Wisconsin Trigger Company would like to thank all the junior competitors, coaches, and parents that made the 2017 season so successful for the M-K trigger systems. Without their hard work and dedication, none of this would be possible.

The Wisconsin Trigger Company will be introducing several new products this year. We are looking forward to an even more successful 2018 season.

The Wisconsin Trigger Company:

The Wisconsin Trigger Company is a family owned and operated manufacturer of AR-15 trigger systems and other shooting accessories. For more information, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @wistrigger.

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Quantico Tactical® Named a Defense Logistics Agency Gold Superior Supplier for 2017

First time eligible for consideration, Quantico Tactical® receives Gold Level Status as one of twelve Superior Suppliers for consistent performance, quality and business relations.

clip_image001ABERDEEN, N.C. – (April 2018) Quantico Tactical® proudly announces its selection as one of twelve Gold Superior Suppliers of the Year for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for 2017. The Superior Supplier Incentive Program (SSIP) is a Department of Defense initiative to identify and recognize their best-performing suppliers. On-time delivery, customer satisfaction, contract compliance and dollar volume over a three year period are taken into account when selecting companies for SSIP recognition.

Quantico Tactical provides equipment to the US Military through several Defense Logistics Agency contracts which include a Tailored Logistics Support Contract for Special Operational Equipment, DoD eMall/FedMall and servicing hundreds of National Stock Numbered Items. Over the qualifying three year span, Quantico Tactical’s business with DLA increased twenty-five fold. During this period of extraordinary growth, Quantico Tactical remained resolute in its focus on value, superior customer service, and on-time delivery.

service, and on-time delivery.

clip_image002clip_image004“It is truly an honor to earn DLA’s highest award for excellence” David Hensley, retired Marine and founder/CEO of Quantico Tactical commented.  “Earning this award, especially during a period of explosive growth, is a source of pride and demonstrates the commitment of our team to the US Warfighter and their mission.  We also recognize none of this would be possible without the efforts of the hard-working men and women of DLA Troop support and the efforts of our suppliers.” 

Quantico Tactical firmly believes in continual forward movement through innovation, value and unmatched customer service.  With Quantico Tactical, you can Count on More™. 

About Quantico Tactical:

Quantico Tactical is a leading supplier of operational Equipment to the Military, Federal Agencies, State/Local LEO and Private Security. Whether you are using MIPRs/MILSTRIP to purchase off our DLA Tailored Logistics Support contract for Special Operational Equipment or buying off our GSA Contract we are committed to on-time delivery, offering the best value for your money and making your procurement easy and enjoyable. Most of Quantico Tactical’s team, from the Founder/CEO to the newest team members, are Veterans or family members of Veterans. As such, they understand that delivering timely and correct solutions to those called to protect and serve our nation is vital to mission success.

For more information about Quantico Tactical please e-mail, call 910.944.5800 or visit

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Ed Brown Introduces The Executive Commander

The Executive Commander is essentially the Executive Elite in a Commander length. The slide has been reduced to the minimum possible (4.25″) without significantly impairing the legendary reliability of the 5″ slide. Classy and traditional, the 25 LPI checkering on the front strap and mainspring housing, is not too rough on the hands and allows for a secure grip. The slide is adorned with a French border, ball end mill cuts, flattened and serrated top and serrated rear, and topped off by a plain black fixed rear sight and gold bead front sight. The Executive Commander is a modern twist on a classic design.

Available Calibers:  9mm (Stainless slide only), 38 Super (Stainless slide only), 45 ACP
Barrel Length:  4.25″
Weight: approximately 38 ounces with an unloaded magazine inserted

  • 4.25″ Commander model slide, single stack Government frame.
  • Exclusive 25 LPI checkering on forestrap and mainspring housing.
  • Plain black rear sight, gold bead front sight.
  • Custom options included:  French border, ball endmill cuts, flattened and serrated top of slide, serrated rear of slide.
  • Fully customizable with over 100 options.
  • M.S.R.P. $3,395
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CTK Precision Sponsors Athlon Optics 1,000 Yard Club Giveaway


Clintonville, WI – April 2018 – CTK Precision, manufacturer of innovative shooting equipment and gun accessories, announces their sponsorship of the Athlon Optics 1,000 Yard Club Giveaway with the donation of a P3 Ultimate Monopod.

The Athlon Optics 1,000 Yard Club encourages shooters, hunters, and firearm enthusiasts to post a video of themselves hitting a target at a minimum distance of 1,000 yards with their Athlon Rifle Scope. Participants receive a free Club T-shirt, decal, and an entry into a prize package drawing, currently valued at approximately $5,000!

Top Prize Package Includes:


“So far, the engagement from participants has been incredible. Every week we see more shooters earning their shirts and a chance at the prize package. As the club grows, so has the number of sponsors donating to the giveaway.” – Athlon Optics


For more information on the Athlon Optics 1,000 Yard Club Giveaway, visit

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Dark Storm Industries (DSI) to Exhibit at NYTOA

Dark Storm will feature their DSI line of rifles at the NYTOA Tactical Training Conference 2018.

Oakdale, N.Y. (April 2018)Dark Storm Industries (DSI), a New York based firearms manufacturer, will be featuring their DSI line of AR-style rifles at the upcoming New York Tactical Officers Association’s (NYTOA) Tactical Training Conference, to be held at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York, April 24 – 27, 2018. The annual event is open to all qualified law enforcement, military and tactical operators. Over 100 exhibitors will be displaying the latest in police and military equipment with a full line up of class and training seminars offered as well.

DSI’s line of American-designed and built AR-style modern sporting rifles are made available in a variety of configurations to comply with all 50 states regulations. Known for their precision fit and performance, the DSI-10, DSI-15 and the DSI-9 have gained recognition in the law enforcement community.

“The NYTOA show gives Dark Storm great exposure to the law enforcement community,” Ed Newman, co-founder and owner of DSI, said. “Our officers are looking for weapon systems that can be carried in patrol cars, as well as sniper systems. Our line of DSI rifles gives them plenty of choices in caliber and configuration to suit their requirements and mission.”

For more information, visit

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IDENTILOCK™ Signs Laura Burgess Marketing (LBM) for Public Relations

Biometric fingerprint trigger lock company to leverage LBM’s industry expertise in generating awareness and firearms safety education.

Detroit, Mich. (April 2018) – IDENTILOCK™, a division of Sentinl Inc., has signed public relations company Laura Burgess Marketing (LBM) to increase educational and public awareness of the IDENTILOCK firearm safety device. The innovative trigger lock utilizes the latest in biometric technology to provide a completely safe and secure locking system to any and all unauthorized users; yet, when instant access is required, the owner (up to three users) can quickly release the locking mechanism with a simple touch of their fingerprint. LBM will be providing IDENTILOCK with public and writer relations, content marketing development and social media management services.

“With every firearm purchase comes responsibility, for yourself and your loved ones,” Laura Burgess, President of LBM, said. “A product like IDENTILOCK safeguards the firearms we put in our homes and cars for defensive purposes. It protects our children and teenagers who may come across it and makes it virtually impossible for a thief to utilize it, at the same time giving the owner direct and rapid access to their firearm. We are looking forward to helping to educate and create consumer awareness with this life saving product.”

“As a father and gun owner, nothing is more precious to me than my children and our family’s safety,” Omer Kiyani, Sentinl founder and CEO, added. “The team at LBM have the contacts and expertise within the shooting sports and firearms industry to help spread the word about the advantages of using IDENTILOCK. I am confident that as gun owners, we can make our homes and work spaces safer for our children and ourselves and greatly lessen the opportunity of tragedy that we see so much in the media today.”

Launched in 2017, the IDENTILOCK utilizes state-of-the-art biometric technology that incorporates speed, usability, and practicality with unmatched safety and security. It takes less than a blink of an eye for the firearm owner to access the handgun. By grasping the handgun with the index finger held out in a safe position, the fingerprint sensor identifies the user and releases the trigger lock.

IDENTILOCK® - The Trigger Gun Lock

IDENTILOCK® – The Trigger Gun Lock

For more on IDENTILOCK, visit Available online and at Brownell’s and Optics Planet.

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Lyman® Products Reloading Kits Include Essential Tools to Start Reloading

Built around Lyman®’s new 2018 reloading presses, the Brass Smith Ideal™, Victory™ and All-American 8™, are new reloading kits that provide everything to get started on a rewarding new hobby.

Lyman Products Ideal Reloading Press Kit

Middletown, Conn. (April 2018)Lyman® Products introduced three new reloading presses in 2018: the Brass Smith Ideal™ Press, a single-operation press featuring plenty of options; the Brass Smith Victory™ Press, a foundational press with a straight line primer feed; and the Brass Smith All-American 8™ Turret Press for increased efficiency of reloading quantities.

“The three reloading kits are a fantastic opportunity to get started in reloading at a significant savings,” Trevor Mullen, VP of Global Marketing and Business Development for Lyman Products, said. “By kitting our three new presses with the right accessories, a reloader can feel confident he or she has purchased quality, reliable tools to embark on an enjoyable hobby, and has saved money and time in the process.”

All of the new Lyman reloading presses are American made for long lasting performance. The Ideal Reloading Kit is available now, and retails at $249.95. The Victory Reloading Kit retails for $354.95 and the All-American 8 retails for $499.95 and both will be available in a few weeks.

Lyman Brass Reloading Press Kits Contain:

  • One of three Brass Smith Presses: Ideal, Victory, All-American 8
  • 50th Edition Reloading Handbook
  • Brass Smith Powder Measure and Powder Measure Stand
  • Pocket Touch 1500 Electronic Scale with Funnel Pan and Dipper
  • Loading Block
  • Case Prep Multi-Tool
  • E-ZEE Prime Hand Priming Tool
  • Quick Slick Case Lube
  • Magnum Bullet Puller (Victory and All-American 8 Press Kit only)
  • Powder Dribbler (Victory and All-American 8 Press Kit only)
  • Primer Tray (Victory and All-American 8 Press Kit only)
  • Universal Trimmer and Pilot Multi-Pack (All-American 8 only)
  • E-ZEE Primer Tray (All-American 8 only)

Lyman Products Victory Reloading Press Kit

Lyman Products All-American 8 Reloading Kit

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Remington Outdoor Company Promotes Matt Ohlson to Vice President of Professional Sales

clip_image002Huntsville, AL – Remington is pleased to announce that Matt Ohlson has been promoted to the position of Vice President Professional Sales.

Ohlson started with the company in 2012 as a Senior Product Manager for Ammunition and has held several positions over his tenure including Senior Product Manager Shotguns, Director of Product Management Consumer Accessories and his most recent position of Director of Defense and Product Management Consumer Accessories.

In his new role as vice president, Ohlson will be responsible for overseeing Law Enforcement, Defense and International Sales. Reporting to Matt will be the Director of Law Enforcement Sales, Director of International Commercial Sales and the Defense Organization.

“Matt’s hard work and proven results underscore his transition into his new leadership role,” said Anthony Acetelli, CEO.  “He demonstrates an in-depth understanding of the law enforcement, defense and international market and we look forward to his contributions as we look to the future.”

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Sneak Preview: Spyderco’s 2018 Warrior Hawk


There’s something deliciously medieval about a tomahawk, and this coming month we have a review of the impressive Warrior Hawk from Spyderco coming your way. Designed by martial artist and former Marine, Laci Szabo , the Warrior Hawk can only be described as a superb implementation of a highly effective behavior modification tool, so catch our upcoming review.

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MasterPiece Arms BA Chassis’ Dominating 2018 Precision Rifle Series (PRS) Podiums

MPA BA Chassis’ have been used to win five of the last 12 PRS matches in 2018.

Photo taken during Rocky Mountain Mayhem PRS Match. (Photo Credit David Preston.)

Comer, Ga. (April 2018)MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA BA Rifles and Chassis Systems,  is pleased to announce that its precision built bolt-action chassis’ have been used to help clinch top honors of five of the last 12

Precision Rifle Series (PRS) matches. The MPA BA Chassis has been used by David Preston to win the Carolina PRS Match, Defiance Long Range Shooting Experience (LRSE) and Rocky Mountain Mayhem PRS Match, by Matt Brousseau to win the Bushnell Lonestar Challenge and Matt Rooks to win the MPA Spring Shootout.

Not only is the MPA BA Chassis winning matches, but it’s also taking over the PRS community. The MPA BA Chassis was recently surveyed to be the number one chassis/stock system used by PRS competitors in the PRS 2017 Finale Gear Survey. It experienced a 900 percent increase in use in 2017 from 2016, which was by far the biggest jump among all chassis systems used by PRS competitors.

MPA BA rifles and chassis are built by precision rifle shooters, for precision rifle shooters. In fact, MPA’s president, Phil Cashin, is an active PRS shooter. He finished in the top 100 in 2017 and qualified for the finale last year. Cashin is always testing out new ideas and tweaks in the matches he competes in and continues to seek out feedback from other world class shooters.

The MPA BA Competition Chassis is designed to give shooters a competitive advantage when shooting in long range tactical rifle competitions, such as the PRS. Whether you’re increasing the accuracy capabilities of your existing action, due to the v-bedding system, adding tactical features to your rifle or building a precision rifle for long range competitions, MPA’s chassis system is a platform sure to exceed expectations.

For more information on MasterPiece Arms and their product line of rifles, chassis systems and accessories, visit

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SIG SAUER Academy Hosts First Annual SIG Relentless Warrior Championship

Newington, N.H. (April 23, 2018) – The SIG SAUER Academy is pleased to officially announce it successfully hosted the premier competitive shooting championship for America’s future military leaders – the SIG Relentless Warrior Championship.

SIG SAUER Academy Hosts First Annual SIG Relentless Warrior Championship

On Saturday, March 24th, military cadets from the elite military academies across the country were brought to New Hampshire by the SIG SAUER Academy to compete against each other through a high-level skills course developed by match director Chad Barber. Over seventy cadets from the United States Naval Academy, the United States Coast Guard Academy, Virginia Military Institute (VMI), West Point, and Texas A&M competed in an intense day-long event, testing their marksmanship, in hopes of being named the SIG Relentless Warrior Champion.

“Having served as a coach for one of these teams for many years I have a deep connection to this event, and it was an honor to serve as the match director for the inaugural year at SIG SAUER Academy,” added Chad Barber, match director. “These young men and women are the future of our nation’s military leadership and I am proud to have this opportunity to work with SIG SAUER Academy to provide this high level competition to showcase and challenge their shooting development.”

The top awards for the SIG Relentless Warrior Championship are as follows:

SIG Relentless Warrior Champions: Texas A&M
SIG Relentless Warrior “Top Gun”: Wade Ledbetter (Texas A&M)
SIG Relentless Warrior “Spirit of the Warrior”: Andy Hunt (VMI)

“This was truly a great day for these exceptional cadets, and it’s our honor to encourage the development of our future military leaders through our sponsorship of this event, and providing the exclusive use of the SIG SAUER Academy,” added Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales. “We are proud to support these elite institutions, and their programs, and are committed to the continuance of this SIG Relentless Warrior Challenge.”

The SIG SAUER Academy will host the second annual SIG Relentless Warrior Championship in April of 2019.

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On Sunday, May 20, 2018 at midnight CDT, Slide Fire will cease taking orders for its products and shut down its website.  All orders placed by May 20th will be processed and shipped. 
Limited inventory will be added to the website as it is available. Any items that can be ordered should ship within 5-7 business days. Additional notifications regarding inventory will be sent as changes occur.

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Tactical Trauma Care Course
This course was created by a Special Operations Combat Medic and a former “Greenside” Navy Corpsman, now NYC Paramedic. It will teach basic trauma management using the M.A.R.C.H. Protocol, which is different than standard EMS. All within a tactical setting, some of the topics will cover the management of:
  • Massive bleeding
  • Airway
  • Respiration
  • Circulation
  • Hypothermia
  • Patient stabilization
This is a 8-hour, hands-on course, and every student will be given a practical exercise at the end of the course.
Explosive Breaching Operations
This dynamic entry course serves to introduce attendees to all proper procedures required to either create, or augment an already existing explosive entry component. This 5-day course is designed for personnel with little to no experience with energetic materials, and explosive compounds.
Joint Open House
Please join us and enjoy some refreshments while you tour the facility, meet with Tripwire and Rockwell Staff Members, and learn about our mission, capabilities, and how we help not just the local community, but also organizations from around the globe.
  • 1685 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg PA 17325
  • 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
No tickets or registration required, just stop in and say hello!
HME Awareness Level Course
This course is designed to help First Responders effectively combat the dangers of homemade explosives. The HME awareness training program focuses on stopping the clandestine proliferation of improvised energetic material that can be used in association with criminal and terrorist activities.
Available every Saturday, 0900-1300 hrs, in Gettysburg, PA (attendance levels permitting).
HME Operational Level Course
This course is designed for the operational first responder…the first there. In addition to the information provided in the awareness course, students will be safely exposed to real improvised explosive formulations, including several peroxide based mixtures such was TATP, which was used in the recent Paris attacks. Students will witness first-hand, the sensitivity and destructive power of improvised explosives, how to safely oper ate (if necessary) while improvised mixtures are present, methods of desensitization, as well as a live range demonstration. There is absolutely no alternative for this real- world based training. If you want to be operating at your optimal level and be ready to deal with the threat of improvised explosives and improvised explosive labs, you need to attend this course.
Contact us to schedule your agency’s dates!
Basic HME & Large Explosive Hide
for K-9 Units
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Forensic Science Programs
Tripwire’s F.I.R.S.T. (Forensic. Investigation. Research. Services. Training.)Division, which is co-directed by internationally recognized experts in the field forensic archaeology consultants Dennis Dirkmaat, Ph.D., D-ABFA and Special Agent Michael Hochrein (ret), provides a wide variety of services to the law enforcement, medicolegal, and jurisprudence communities, focused on forensic scene recoveries (outdoor and indoor), mass disaster incidents, forensic DNA interpretation, forensic anthropology cases, and general criminalistics. Real-time forensic scene recoveries and investigations can be completed upon request. Training courses are available both at the Tripwire Facility in Gettysburg, and at institutions across the country. Consultations and reviews by cold cases, current cases, and future cases are available.
2nd Annual BRAVO3 Conference
We at BRAVO3 know the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest training, tactics, techniques, and procedures – as well do you! Please join us in Daytona Beach, FL on March 4, 5, 6 – 2019 to learn from industry leading, world-renowned experts and professionals from the SWAT, K-9, Bomb Squad (HDS/EOD), Fire, HAZMAT, EMS/TACMED, as well as other law enforcement, first responder, and military disciplines. This law enforcement/first responder/military training conference features 25+ instructors, 60 vendor expos, and fantastic opportunities for networking and idea sharing.
2018 Catalog
Our 2018 catalog is available via this link. It is not all-inclusive so if you should need something and it is not listed please contact us by clicking here.
2018 Fireworks Events
Are you interested in having Tripwire bid for a fireworks show in your area or for a wedding or special event? Contact us today to get a quote.


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Marine Sniping Legend Collaborates with Friends of NRA on Signature Edition Tactical Rifle


Known as the father of the modern U.S. Marine Corps sniping program, retired USMC Major and past NRA Secretary Edward J. “Jim” Land Jr. has spent his life service to the Constitution, freedom and the American way of life…


For the first time ever, he is lending his name and his signature to a custom tactical rifle, along with his personal involvement in the design and testing of the firearms. Soon, Friends of NRA supporters will have the chance to own one of 50 limited-edition SABER®-M700™ Major E.J. Land Signature Edition Tactical Rifles created by the Ashbury Precision Ordnance (APO) Custom Shop and Precision Weapons Section…



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Shell Shock Technologies Sponsored Shooter John Vlieger Places 2nd Overall at USPSA Area 6 Championship

Vlieger placed second in Open Division and Second Overall at the 2018 USPSA Area 6 Championship, held in Okeechobee, Florida, April 12 – 15, 2018.

Westport, Conn. (November2017) – 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 finished in 2nd Place in the Open Division and 2nd Place Overall at the2018 USPSA Area 6 Championship, held at the OK Corral Range in Okeechobee, Florida, April 12 – 15, 2018. Vlieger finished with 1375 match points, only 24 points behind the match winner.

“My 9mm major ammunition loaded with Shell Shock Technologies NAS3 cases performed to the standard once again. I had the confidence to focus on my match execution, not whether or not my ammunition was going to be there with me,” commented Vlieger.

Vlieger has fired over 15,000 rounds of ammunition with Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 cases since becoming sponsored in 2017 and plans to continue using it.

The 2018 USPSA Area 6 Championship, otherwise known as the GLOCK® Area 6 Championship, runs 12 stages throughout scenes of the Wild West.

Vlieger can be seen competing next at the Battle of the Bluegrass IX at the Bluegrass Pistol Club in Wilmore, Kentucky, April 20 – 21, 2018.

About Shell Shock’s NAS


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. NAS3 cases can be picked up with a magnet. The head can be colored for branding purposes and easy load identification.

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

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

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We made it through another week and it’s now time to think about the weekend and spending time with friends and family. It’s also time for a shoot the shit and we certainly invite you to participate. Remember that participants don’t need to know anything about the topic, you can make any unsupported statement, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone you wish or change the subject. This is a pro bono service and we don’t even care if your in denial.

You may not be aware of this but Bank of America and CITI Group have openly indicated that they will terminate lending to firearm manufacturers who produce “military style” weapons for civilian use. Their position impacts leading manufacturers like Remington Outdoor Co., Sturm Ruger & Co., SIG Sauer, Vista Outdoor Inc., O.F. Mossberg & Sons and American Outdoor Brands Corp. We found this to be a remarkably uninformed position as many of these companies are leading law enforcement, federal agency and Department of Defense suppliers, and commercial sales are an integral part of their revenue streams. What these financial institutions want to do is force these companies to discontinue manufacturing and selling modern semiautomatic rifles.

The financial institutions involved have all been bailed out by the U.S. taxpayer, the very same taxpayers who are Remington’s et. al. customers. They’re not just denying taxpayers access to products they choose to purchase, they are  also denying licensed manufacturers  operating legally under state and federal law with financial services. Their action is discriminatory and should be challenged in court. Furthermore, state and local governments supportive of the Second Amendment and an industry that contributes $51 billion to the economy and employs 300K+ individuals should look to other institutions for their financial services.

David Hogg, the Parkland student activist, is a well meaning adolescent but completely uninformed and ill-equipped to make a coherent argument. David Hogg’s position is that the NRA is evil and stopping the sale of semiautomatic rifles will stop mass killings.  Someone needs to tell David that the NRA is an association representing members and no different than the AMA representing member doctors or ABA representing attorneys. David should also understand that NRA members have kids in school and they too want to see their children safe. Sadly, David Hogg has become a Muppet for the antigun movement.  So be it!

Any mass killing is a national tragedy but attacking a firearm type particularly a long gun is unsupported by the facts. The FBI’s Expanded Homicide Data Table 4 provides some very important facts that will help you separate emotion from reality.

In 2016 there were 11,004 firearm related homicides in the United States; 374 of those were committed by rifles (all types), So rifles account for 0.034 of all firearm homicides. Sadly, mass shootings get all of the media attention and if it involves an AR15 you’re looking at weeks of coverage. Contrast the coverage given to the You Tube shootings, which involved a woman with a pistol. This emphasis is by design and ignores the principal driver of gun related homicides which is gang activity in the conduct of illegal drug business.

Everyone wants to see safe firearm ownership but there are better ways than denying financial services to reputable manufacturers operating legally and within the law.

We encourage readers to stay informed and engaged, it’s our industry and our Second Amendment. Have a great weekend, be safe and spend some quality time with your buds and family.

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Sneak Preview: Peltor Sport Tactical 500 Bluetooth


Peltor is a global leader in hearing protection products for industrial and military application. A 3M company, Peltor offers a wide range of hearing protection headsets and technologies. For 2018, the company introduced the Smart Tactical 500 electronic hearing protector with Bluetooth technology. Peltor’s latest addition to the Peltor Sport line offers impressive comfort and sound reduction; along with Bluetooth connectivity with your smart device.

Catch my upcoming review May, 2018.

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Bushnell has Added New Models to the Popular AR Optics Family

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – April 18, 2018 – Bushnell, an industry leader in high-performance optics, has added to its top-selling line of AR Optics with several new options designed specifically for the Modern Sporting Rifle platform.
The growing AR Optics line now has a scope specifically tailored for almost every prevalent caliber of today’s most popular rifle—including 22 LR, .223/5.56, .308 Win., .300 BLK, and even the red-hot 6.5 Creedmoor and .224 Valkyrie.
“Each scope has a throw-down power-change lever that can be set to two different heights,” said Bushnell Tactical product manager Bryan Parrish. “It makes these scopes as customizable as the rifles they share a name with.”
The new lineup of AR Optics riflescopes boasts fully multi-coated optics throughout to deliver crisp images in every lighting condition. Custom BDC reticles purpose-built for each model allow precise elevation holds with today’s most popular calibers. Other features are model specific, including two options with illuminated reticles and four that boast robust 30mm tubes. In all, the AR Optics line now boasts 11 models in configurations from 1-4x24mm to 4.5-18x40mm with eight different optimized reticles.
In addition, the AR Optics line is taking red dots to the next level. The new TRS-26 goes beyond its historic predecessor with longer battery life, a brighter, crisper dot and push-button operation – all in the same compact package. It features a 3 MOA dot with a 26mm tube body.
The new First Strike 2.0 also features longer battery life with a small reflex-style ruggedized housing and 4 MOA red dot.
“The First Strike 2.0 is two times the red dot its older brother was,” added Parrish. “It also features longer battery life, a brighter dot and tool-less side compartment battery removal.”
Waterproof, fogproof and shock-proof the new TRS-26 and First Strike 2.0 offer adjustable brightness settings to perform in any weather and every lighting condition.
Bushnell, a Vista Outdoor brand, is one of the most recognizable and trusted names in precision hunting, tactical and recreational optics and accessories. For more information, visit

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SAAMI Welcomes Two New Members to Organization

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute® (SAAMI®) is pleased to announce that two new companies have joined its member roster. Savannah, Georgia-based Quantum Ammunition, LLC has been accepted as an Associate Member, and Vairog US, LLC,of Cleveland, Tennessee, has been accepted as a Supporting Member.

“We are very pleased to have these two companies join SAAMI and serve as representatives for the firearms industry as a whole,” said Rick Patterson, SAAMI’s Executive Director. “We’re very much looking forward to their input and support.”

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work with Quantum and Vairog for the benefit of the entire industry and welcome both to the SAAMI family,” added Joe Bartozzi, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of O.F. Mossberg and SAAMI Chairman of the Board.

Headquartered in Newtown, Connecticut, SAAMI is an association of the nation’s leading manufacturers of firearms, ammunition and components. SAAMI was founded in 1926 at the request of the federal government and is an ANSI-accredited standards developer. SAAMI’s many tasks include creating and publishing industry standards for safety, reliability and interchangeability, coordinating technical data, promoting science-based decision-making by regulators and legislators, and promoting safe and responsible firearms use. These efforts are conducted on a global scale. For more information, visit


The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute, founded in 1926 at the request of the federal government, is dedicated to creating and promulgating technical, performance and safety standards for firearms, ammunition and components, and is committed to being the preeminent global resource for the safe and responsible transportation, storage and use of these products.

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Creedmoor® Sports Adds Five New Product Lines

Edgewood Shooting Bags, Grayboe, Markron Custom Products, BarrelCool and the TRACE 10 GEN2 Training Analysis System are latest brands and products to become available through Creedmoor® Sports.

80837957-a659-49a0-ac25-11843ad0caadAnniston, Ala. (April 2018)Creedmoor Sports, the leader in precision rifle equipment and gear, is pleased to announce five new brands and product lines are now available through These new product lines include Edgewood Shooting Bags, Grayboe, Markron Custom Products, BarrelCool and the TRACE 10 GEN2 Training Analysis System.

“For 39 years, our goal at Creedmoor Sports has been to serve the precision rifle community with the best products available, providing each shooter with what they need to shoot with confidence, whether that is at your home range or at large, nationally ranked matches. We are proud to bring on these five new brand and product lines, each offering their own unique products that will improve the shooter’s experience,” commented Brent Books, sales and marketing manager for Creedmoor Sports.

A wide selection of products from Edgewood Shooting Bags is now available, including an array of front bags, spacers, leather stock protectors, dead bottom spacers, hand rests and EDGEbags. Founded by Jack Snyder, all of Edgewood Shooting Bag’s fine leather products are made in the U.S.A., meeting the demands of shooters from bench rest and f-class to concealed carry and IDPA.

Grayboe spent two years prior to production developing a proprietary process that allows them to make high-end composite stocks for a fraction of the cost of comparable composite stocks. Creedmoor Sports is offering the Renegade Rifle Stock and the Ridgeback Rifle Stock from Grayboe on the Creedmoor website. The Renegade uses a beavertail forearm that is wider and flatter than most stocks, making it suitable for the bench shooter or for real world tactical deployment, while the Ridgeback is the first composite stock to fully support the M-Lok system, equipped with a total of 12 slots that any M-Lok compatible accessory can attach to.

Markron Custom Products creates high performance gun accessories and is the purveyor of fine gun bore oil and gun action lube. Markron’s Performance Action Lube, Performance Bore Oil, Bullet and Primer Seal, Primer Sealer Color Packs and Gun Stock Scratch Eraser are now available directly from Creedmoor Sports.

Creedmoor Sports is offering BarrelCool’s Cooling & Empty Chamber Device and Mini Brass Drying Tray on its website. Designed by a team of precision shooters with engineering backgrounds, BarrelCool creates shooting accessories designed to help hunters and marksmen maximize their accuracy and precision. The patent-pending Cooling & Empty Chamber Device combines the safety of a chamber flag and a fan for maximum barrel cooling on a rifle, while the Mini Brass Drying Tray dries 50 clean cases in less than an hour using powerful blower fans.

The TRACE 10 GEN2 Training Analysis System allows users to train in home without ever firing a shot, saving product owner’s range fees, ammunition, gas and time, all while benefiting from high quality training sessions. Users can improve their shooting performance by using this system to practice live fire (up to 25m) and dry fire (from 3M). The TRACE 10 GEN2 Training Analysis System records users’ shots and visualizes their aiming path and stability in real time. Built-in analytics provide instant feedback to help identify errors in shooting techniques, analyzing aim, triggering and follow through.

Also, don’t forget to join Creedmoor Cash, a first in the industry. Why not earn points while shopping for equipment and components? Make your purchases work for you and it’s FREE! Shop, Earn and Shoot! Now, for a limited time, sign up and Creedmoor Sports will credit your account with 100 FREE points!

Visit the Creedmoor InfoZone for the latest how-to’s and product reviews.

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Rudy Reyes USMC Force RECON Comments on MANTIS X

I had the opportunity to review the MantisX Shooting Performance System shortly after Shot Show. I’ll let you listen to Rudy because no truer words have ever been spoken. An outstanding training system that delivers results immediately. Read my review.

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Glenn and CRKT created a superb multi-tool that will serve the auto technician, or anyone needing a generously apportioned multi-tool, extremely well. It’s all there,  including the typical CRKT quality. Check it out!

Read my review…

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Sold-Out Women’s Firearm Training Conference Begins Thursday

AUSTIN TX – A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) is welcoming 350 participants, 100 instructors and staff, and more than 50 vendors to its 6th Annual National Training Conference, which begins Thursday in Burnet, Texas. The Presenting Sponsor of the event is CZ-USA Firearms. This marks the second year of the partnership between these two respected brands in offering this annual training conference.

The 6th Annual National Conference Presented by CZ-USA will take place from April 19-22, 2018, at Reveille Peak Ranch. Attendees will rotate through six to eight 3-hour training sessions on a wide range of topics. Sporting Clays Champion and Guinness World Record Holder Dave Miller of CZ-USA will be teaching sessions throughout the weekend as part of the all-star lineup of professional instructors.

“We are honored that CZ-USA is our Presenting Sponsor for our National Conference,” says AG & AG Founder Julianna Crowder. “With its quality craftsmanship in all firearms platforms and involvement across many shooting sports, CZ-USA is in line with our mission of Education, Recreation, Competition, Community. We are grateful for their support,” said Crowder.

The event welcomes women from 80 chapters and 30 different states. Ages range from 13 years old through mid-70s, and training sessions are tailored for beginners through expert-level marksmen. Sessions include training on all firearms platforms, as well as force-on-force, unarmed defense, long-range shooting, 3-gun competition, self-defense, lectures, rifle building workshops, and more throughout 36 bays, 3 classrooms, and several meeting spaces.

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About A Girl & A Gun

A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) is a membership organization whose events have been successful stepping stones for thousands of women into the shooting community and fostered their love of shooting with caring and qualified instructors to coach them. AG & AG breaks barriers for women and girls in the area of self-defense and in pistol, rifle, and shotgun shooting sports by welcoming beginners to learn the basics of safe and accurate shooting and providing experienced shooters with advanced-level opportunities. The club has more than 5,000 members in 48 states and hosts recurring Girl’s Nights Out at more than 150 ranges throughout the nation.

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New Savage 110 Bear Hunter Delivers Superior Stopping Power on the Toughest Big Game

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – April 16, 2018 – The new 110 Bear Hunter from Savage delivers steadfast performance and superior stopping power against tough game and even tougher conditions. Shipments of these firearms are currently being delivered to dealers.
The 110 Bear Hunter’s revolutionary AccuFit system lets shooters easily customize the length-of-pull and comb height for a personalized fit, while the user-adjustable AccuTrigger system offers a crisp, clean pull and prevents the firearm from discharging if jarred or dropped.
Together with the AccuStock, which cradles the action three-dimensionally along its entire length, the 110 Bear Hunter provides the fit and function of a custom rifle—right out of the box. Plus, its 23-inch stainless steel fluted barrel is button-rifled, fitted with an adjustable muzzle brake and cradled securely inside a Mossy Oak Break-Up Country synthetic stock.
Features & Benefits
• AccuFit system lets shooters quickly adjust comb height and length-of-pull
• User-adjustable AccuTrigger
• AccuStock rail system secures the action three-dimensionally along its entire length
• Mossy Oak Break-Up Country synthetic stock
• 23-inch, stainless steel barrel with straight fluting and button rifling
• Adjustable muzzle brake
• Hinged floorplate magazine
• Soft grip fore-end and pistol grip surfaces
• New Model 110 design and ergonomics
Part No. / Description / MSRP
57045 / 300 WSM, 23-inch barrel / $999
57046 / 338 Federal, 23-inch barrel / $999
57069 / 300 Win. Mag., 23-inch barrel / $999
57070 / 338 Win. Mag., 23-inch barrel / $999
57047 / 375 Ruger, 23-inch barrel / $999
Savage is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. To learn more about Savage, visit

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Actor and Former U.S. Marine R. Lee Ermey Passes at 74

Best known as the Gunny, Lee Ermey had over 70 feature films to his credit. He was also an NRA board member and avid Second Amendment supporter. Lee Ermey was a common sight at the Shot Shows and could generally be found at Glock’s booth. The Gunny will be sorely missed. He passed 15 April 2018 from complications with pneumonia.

Semper Fi Gunny and R.I.P.

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Outland Equipment’s Multi-Mission Axes

Built for the unforgiving environments encountered by military, law enforcement and emergency response professionals, Outland’s American-made Multi-Mission Series axes are reliable tools for rescue and survival situations.

Outland Equipment Multi-Mission Axe (MMA) 1503

Mont Vernon, N.H. (April 2018) – Although axes have been used throughout history as a tool and weapon, little has changed over the millennia in its design. For today’s first responders, military and law enforcement professionals, the axe is still a primary tool for rescue, breaching and survival scenarios. Outland Equipment designs and manufactures state-of-the-art axes and knives specifically engineered to meet the critical demands of those that go in harms’ way.

“A go-to tool for responding to emergency situations,” Chris Aiston, CEO of Outland Equipment, said. “We design these tools for those who operate in harsh environments where failure means disaster. They cut, pound and pry, facilitating structure and vehicle forcible entry and egress. Whatever a first responder requires his tool to do, the MMA series is there to complete the mission and save lives.”

Outland has produced three Multi-Mission Axes (MMA) that not only perform the requirements of an axe, but also integrate other functionality including hammering, prying, cutting seatbelts, cutting sheet metal and working with hex fasteners. The MMA 1502, 1902 and 1503 are all made from a single piece of hardened S7 tool steel, a steel formulated to withstand extreme shock and impact.

Outland Equipment Multi-Mission Axe with extended handle 1902

The head of the MMA series features a 3.9 inch cutting edge with a bolt-on hammer and hex nut tool. The MMA 1502 and 1503 are 15 inches in length, a size convenient for carry and maneuvering in tight spaces. The MMA 1902 with its 19 inch length provides enhanced reach, impact force and leverage. The tail of the MMA 1502 and 1902 feature an angled pry bar, seatbelt cutter and sheet metal cutter. The MMA 1503 tail features an angled pry bar, seatbelt cutter and a hex wrench for urban and residential environments.

The handle grips are made of G10 material, a fiberglass-based epoxy resin that is not only extremely rugged but also impervious to moisture and chemicals, important factors for rescue operators. The handle has been shaped to offer the operator multiple hand positions to optimize a positive grip for the job.

All of Outland’s MMA axes are covered with a Modular Sheath that allows for easy access, quick deployment and multiple carry options. The axe is secured in the sheath using an internal latch and two BioThane® Coated Webbing straps. Carry options are endless for the operator, as the Modular Sheath accepts accessories for mounting on a belt or MOLLE gear, can be bolted to a vehicle or worn on a shoulder strap.

MMA 1502
MMA 1503
MMA 1902
15 inches
15 inches
19 inches
6.7 inches
6.7 inches
6.7 inches
Blade Thickness:
0.25 inches
0.25 inches
0.25 inches
Blade Material:
S7 Steel
S7 Steel
S7 Steel
Blade Hardness:
RC 58
RC 58
RC 58
Blade Finish:
Grip Material:
S7 Steel Hammer
S7 Steel Hammer
S7 Steel Hammer
2 lbs. 8 oz.
2 lbs. 8 oz.
2 lbs. 15 oz.
Grey Cerakote w/ Black G10
Grey Cerakote w/ Black G10
Grey Cerakote w/ Black G10
MMA Modular Sheath
MMA Modular Sheath
MMA Modular Sheath

For more information on Outland Equipment, visit

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Federal Premium Adds to Lineup of American Eagle Rifle Ammunition

ANOKA, Minnesota – April 12, 2018 – Federal Premium is pleased to announce it has added new calibers and grain weights to its full line of American Eagle rifle ammunition. Shipments are being delivered to dealers.
American Eagle rifle ammunition offers consistent, accurate performance at a price that’s perfect for high-volume shooting. The already expansive line has grown for 2018, adding some of the most popular calibers on the market, including the all-new, Federal Premium-designed 224 Valkyrie, as well as 6.5 Creedmoor and 223 Rem. All feature quality bullets, reloadable brass cases and dependable primers.
Features & Benefits
• New 224 Valkyrie load produces extreme long-range accuracy from the MSR 15 platform and short-action bolt rifles
• New 6.5 Creedmoor and 223 Rem. offerings
• Accurate bullets
• Reloadable brass
• Consistent primers
• Reliable feeding and function
• Priced for high-volume shooting
Part No. / Description / MSRP
AE223T75 / 223 Rem. 75-grain FMJ / $12.95
AE224VLK1 / 224 Valkyrie 75-grain FMJ / $13.95
AE65CRD2 / 6.5 Creedmoor 120-grain BTHP / $26.95
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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New Savage 110 Wolverine in 450 Bushmaster Packs Potent Combination of Power and Precision

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – April 12, 2018 – Chambered for the straight-walled 450 Bushmaster cartridge, the new Savage 110 Wolverine offers both precision and power for deer, bears and hogs. Shipments of these firearms are currently being delivered to dealers.
The 110 Wolverine’s AccuFit system lets you easily tailor the length-of-pull and comb height for a perfect fit, while its user-adjustable AccuTrigger offers a crisp, clean pull. Together with the AccuStock, which secures the action three-dimensionally along its entire length, the rifle provides custom fit and function—right out of the box.
Other key features of the 110 Wolverine include a Magpul AICS magazine and 18-inch carbon steel heavy barrel complete with a ported muzzle brake and 11/16-24 threading. Plus, a one-piece rail mounted on the receiver makes it easy to set up the rifle to your personal hunting needs.

Features & Benefits
• AccuFit system lets shooters quickly adjust comb height and length-of-pull
• User-adjustable AccuTrigger
• AccuStock rail system secures the action three-dimensionally along its entire length
• Tough synthetic stock with soft grip fore-end and pistol grip surfaces
• 18-inch carbon steel heavy barrel
• Ported muzzle brake and 11/16-24 threading
• 5-round Magpul AICS magazine
• One-piece rail mounted on the receiver
• New Model 110 design and ergonomics

Part No. / Description / MSRP
57140 / 450 Bushmaster, 18-inch barrel / $899
Savage is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. To learn more about Savage, visit

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Vertx Solves Common Concealed Carry Problem With New Line Of Innovative Shirts


New WeaponGuard Feature Reduces Abrasion against the Skin

Cincinnati, Ohio – Vertx® announces the launch of its new line of shirts designed to comfortably carry concealed weapons and gear. The collection includes the new Guardian button-down style shirt and the Assessor polo. Both shirts are part of the Vertx® VaporCore™ line, which includes garments powered by 37.5® Technology woven into their fabric, assisting to regulate the body’s core temperature. The WeaponGuard™ feature protects wearers from skin irritation caused by carrying concealed weapons without an undershirt.

“Abrasion to the skin is a real problem for concealed carriers and wearing additional layers is not always an option,” said Justin Roberts, Vertx Brand Manager. “Our line of WeaponGuard™ shirts was designed in collaboration with end-users to develop a solution to this common challenge.”

Guardian Shirt – The Guardian shirt features a semi-compression WeaponGuard™ layer that begins at the lower chest and continues to the waist. This under layer is designed to comfortably guard the skin from chafing caused by concealed weapons, without having to don additional layers. The Guardian shirt has a button-front, pullover design for effortless donning, which includes snap button closures at the bottom of the garment that provides easy access to concealed weapons. Hidden body-side front plackets provide the wearer additional on-body space for weights or loading essential escape and evasion tools. The Guardian shirt is available in two solid colors and two modern plaid patterns in both long and short sleeve.

Assessor Polo – The Assessor polo features a traditional polo design with an athletic fit. The polo also has a semi-compression under layer that is designed to remain tucked into the pant, protecting the wearer from skin irritation caused by concealed carry. The short-sleeve Assessor polo is available in three heathered colorways.

Both garments feature a WeaponGuard™ under layer that is constructed with VaporCore™, powered by 37.5® Technology, which responds to the wearer’s body heat to regulate relative humidity and core temperature within their microclimate. This interaction keeps the body at its ideal performance levels of 37.5˚C and 37.5% humidity. Each shirt features underarm gussets for freedom of movement and were specially designed for ease of clearing and drawing concealed firearms.

Both garments are now in stock and are available for purchase. For information regarding the Guardian shirt and Assessor polo, visit

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Buck Knives Expands 110 Folding Hunter Line of Knives

Automatic, upgraded blade, and lightweight version options now available

Introducing Buck Knives' new everyday carry knives

Post Falls, ID –4/11/2018 –Buck Knives has introduced a variety of new knives, including additions to the 110 Folding Hunter® line, the knife that put the company on the map in 1963.
With the initial launch of the award winning 110 Auto, consumers began requesting an even more modern version with high end materials.  The 110 Auto Elite is easily deployed with the push of a button, readying the S30V blade quickly and efficiently.  Featuring a G10 handle with nickel silver bolsters, the 110 Auto Elite will easily become a new collectible for those avid 110 fans.  The 110 Auto Elite is the perfect blend of premium performance with precise action MSRP: $250.  Made in the USA.
The iconic Folding Hunter® is now available in a lightweight version.  The 110 Folding Hunter® LT weighs in at only 3.2 ounces compared to the 7.2 ounces of the original 110 Folding Hunter®.  Utilizing the same famous blade, the bolster and handles were replaced with a lightweight molded nylon to reduce weight while maintaining the same quality and rigidity.  MSRP: $38.  Made in the USA.
Another addition to the 110 family is the 110 Folding Hunter® Pro, available with an upgraded S30V blade and rugged G10 handle with nickel silver bolsters.  This pro version of the 110 with premium materials will easily become a favorite for those who love the 110 and require ultimate performance.  MSRP: $125.  Made in the USA.
The additions to the 110 Folding Hunter® line all feature blades finished with Buck’s advanced Edge2x™ technology that makes them sharper out of the box, hold an edge longer, and easier to re-sharpen. All are made in the USA and backed by Buck’s respected Forever Warranty.

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Applied Ballistics Wins ESSO Contract to Advance Sniper Capabilities


Applied Ballistics LLC, a Michigan-based tech company focused on advancing the state of the art in long range rifle shooting, has been awarded a $1.3M contract by the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) to execute Phase 1 of the Extreme Sniper Strike Operations (ESSO) project.

Phase 1 of the ESSO project is focused on advancing the predictive capabilities of modern ballistic solvers by performing Doppler radar measurement and modeling of current service rounds at Extreme Long Range (ELR) as a function of gyroscopic stability, and refining the models of secondary ballistic effects such as spin rate decay and spin drift at ELR. Phase 1 will conclude with the ballistic modeling enhancements being integrated into the existing Applied Ballistics ecosystem of electronic devices which are currently deployed by numerous US and allied armed forces around the world. Phase 1 is scheduled for completion in late 2018.

Phase 2 of the ESSO project is a potential follow on (2019) that focuses on the development and fielding of an advanced ELR sniper rifle system designed to drastically increase first round hit probability at ELR on man sized targets. The Applied Ballistics Weapons Division is currently conducting research and development on weapons platforms, as well as new cartridge and bullet options, that will maximize ELR ballistic performance from lightweight, practical, magazine fed systems.

Bryan Litz, owner of Applied Ballistics LLC, said: “Our team of Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical and Computer Science Engineers and Technicians will apply our combined experience including years of testing and competing in ELR Shooting to the successful completion of the ESSO program objectives. This means extending the maximum effective range of US and allied snipers, achieving decisive overmatch on the battlefield. I can’t imagine a better application of Applied Ballistics’ collective efforts.”

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Naval Security Force provides a variety of services ranging from operating the Military Working Dog program and Vehicle Registration Office to providing base security and pass and identification information.

Applied Fiber Concepts Inc. and Propper International were awarded a 5-year IDIQ contract to deliver Naval Security Forces Vest (NSFV). The companies will supply the U.S.Navy  with 51,000+, Level IIIA, load bearing vest. Applied Fiber Concepts Inc. will produce the soft armor inserts yoke, and collar assemblies, and Propper International will supply the outer load bearing vest. The finished product has been designated Naval Security Forces Vest (NSFV).

The contract award resulted from a Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) solicitation for a new ballistic vest designed to protect sailors. The requirements call for a base vest and modular components to achieve varying levels of protection to defeat multiple ballistic and fragmentation hazards while performing security and Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) duties.

The NSFV is fully NIJ-certified and tested to perform up to NIJ 0101.06 standards. The contract announcement does not indicate the existence of plate pockets but the solicitation does not limit ballistic protection to Level IIIA so it’s highly probable that the vest can be fitted with Level III or Level IV plates.

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Morphix Technologies Exhibiting at Warrior Expo West

Morphix Technologies® will be displaying its TraceX® Explosive Detection Kit and Chameleon® Chemical Detection Armband at Booth #739 in San Diego, CA, April 18 – 19, 2018.

Virginia Beach, Va. (April 2018)Morphix Technologies®, an innovator in the science of detection devices for dangerous chemicals, will be exhibiting at Warrior® Expo West, April 18 – 19, 2018 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Morphix Technologies will be exhibiting its TraceX® Explosive Detection Kitand its Chameleon® Chemical Detection Armband at Booth #739.

“Warrior Expo West is a great event that brings together end users, program managers and procurement specialists in one place to try out thousands of solutions. We are looking forward to exhibiting what the TraceX and Chameleon detection devices can do to help our warfighters and First Responders complete their missions,” commented Kimberly Pricenski, vice president of sales and marketing for Morphix Technologies.

TraceX Explosive Detection Kit

The TraceX Explosive Detection Kit is an affordable and easy-to-use product that aids in the detection of major explosive material threats and their precursors in a single test without exposing the kit to contamination or the user to dangerous chemicals. It was developed by Morphix Technologies under contract from the U.S. Department of Defense and meets their demanding requirements. It is small enough to fit in a cargo pocket, lightweight and rugged. Each kit comes in its own disposable protective plastic case, so the handler will be ready to use it when needed and is shelf stable for 24 months. With a single swab, the TraceX Explosive Detection Kit detects all the major families of explosive materials and their precursors.

Chameleon Chemical Detection Armband

The Chameleon Chemical Detection Armband is an easy-to-use, inexpensive, wearable, reusable armband that can hold up to 10 cassettes, each of which detects a particular toxic chemical and changes color upon detection. One color indicates the absence of toxic gas. When two colors appear in the window, the user knows it is time to take action.  Designed for use in the arctic, tropical and desert conditions, the Chameleon Chemical Detection Armband can even be immersed in water. Morphix Technologies has prioritized its product development based on the advice of the U.S. military and law enforcement agencies, so the Chameleon Chemical Detection Armband cassettes are available for many of the high-risk Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs) identified by the U.S. government. It has also been approved by the U.S.

SAFETY Act of the Department of Homeland Security as an anti-terrorist technology.

Warrior Expo West is designed specifically for government and defense organizations. It is far more than a simple trade show – it’s the defense industry’s one-stop-shop for industry networking, customized training and product demonstrations. The Expo attracts 300+ industry suppliers and more than 3,000 vetted attendees, including active duty military, federal, state and local government agencies, law enforcement, first responders, qualified defense or government contractors and exhibiting partner suppliers or manufacturers.

If you’d like to receive more information on the Chameleon or TraceX, please contact Morphix Technologies toll-free at 800-808-2234 or locally at 757-431-2260. You can also email

Visit the website at to learn more.

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VA Healthcare 2018–There’s Still Time To Register

%7Bd199d71e-93c1-44c9-a1d1-f855cbac3fdc%7D_VAHealthcare_Final_2018We’re just weeks away from VA Healthcare 2018, the most momentous healthcare event finding solutions to benefit the VA!
The conference will be taking place at the MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD,  which features a 3,000 seat theater, 308 luxurious hotel rooms, 9 restaurants from acclaimed chefs, 3 bars and lounges, a lavish salon and spa and a gaming floor bigger than the White House. A special room rate of $253 has been established to make your
reservation process easy!
Check out these incredible speaker additions:

  • The Honorable Christopher L. Vojta, MD, MBA, MSCE, Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Jesse Burgard, Regional Director of Mental Health, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Shenita Guillory, Telehealth Rural Access Program Manger, VISN 17
  • Anna Baker, MBA, PMP, Women Veterans Program Manager, Texas Veterans Commission
  • Michael Boland Training Specialist, Department of Education and Innovative Learning, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
  • Paula A. Taylor, Northeast District Manager for Claims Representation and Counseling, Texas Veterans Commission
  • Sherman Gillums Jr., Chief Strategy Officer, American Veterans National Headquarters

Heads up – the final Early Bird will be expiring this Friday, April 13th, so be sure to grab your pass with $100 off our standard rates before time runs out!
Cerner, Johnson and Johnson, Salesforce, Siemens, Bristol-Myers Squibb and many others are confirmed in attendance – w

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Remington RP45 Full-Size Striker Fired Pistol Now Available at Retail


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Huntsville, AL – Remington is proud to announce its full-size polymer pistol, the RP45 and RP45 Night Sight, is now available at retail locations nationwide. The Remington RP45 – a striker-fired, polymer frame pistol features a 4.5” barrel chambered in 45 Auto.

MAXIMUM FIREPOWER. COMPLETE CONTROL. THIS IS SHOOTABILITY. Following the 2017 release of the RP9 Remington’s first polymer frame full size handgun, the 15+1 capacity RP45 is a great addition to the RP line. boasting all the same features as the RP9 with the added power of the 45 Auto cartridge, and available with 3-dot tritium night sights. Built with one of the smallest grip circumferences in its class, The RP45 delivers a reliable defensive gun at a great value to the consumer.

Features and Benefits:

  • Two double stack magazines, one of the highest standard 45 Auto mag capacities
  • Smallest full-size grip circumference, fits 95% of all shooters
  • Ambidextrous Slide Release for improved control for left and right-handed shooters
  • Smooth single action trigger with a crisp tactile reset
  • 3 Dot tritium night sight (night sight model only)
  • PVD coated stainless steel barrel for greater accuracy and durability
  • Standard picatinny rail
  • Interchangeable back straps (Small, medium, and large)
  • Optimized grip angle for reduced felt recoil and points instinctively
  • Rear sight fighting surface
  • Tactile loaded chamber indicator

Durable, versatile and supremely consistent from shot-to-shot, the Remington RP45 allows you to Live Ready with the confidence you seek.

The RP45 pistol ships with two magazines along with small, medium, and large backstraps for custom fit and is offered at a manufacturer suggested retail price of $418.09, with the night sight model retailing at $504.00.

RP45 Specs

Order Number

96464 – RP45

96474 – RP45 10rd

96257 – RP45 Night Sight


45 Auto

45 Auto

45 Auto

Mag Capacity

15 + 1

10 + 1

15 + 1

Barrel Length




Twist Rate

1-16” RH

1-16” RH

1-16” RH

Barrel Material

410 Stainless

410 Stainless

410 Stainless

Barrel / Slide Finish





3 Dot

3 Dot

Tritium 3 Dot

Trigger Pull

5.5 – 7 lbs.

5.5 – 7 lbs.

5.5 – 7 lbs.

Grip Material




Mass Weight

26.4 ounces

26.4 ounces

26.4 ounces

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