Dear ATN customers,

We would like to notify you that it is essential to update your firmware to the latest update. This update is critical and should be used to update your scope. If you are experiencing freezing or other system stability issues, this firmware should resolve that issue for you.

Release notes:

  • System Optimization
  • Image Improvement
  • Freezing/Hanging/Blue Screen Bug Fix
  • ABL activation


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SIG SAUER Honors Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Britt Slabinski with Commemorative MK25 Pistol and Documentary

NEWINGTON, N.H., (March 25, 2019) –In recognition of National Medal of Honor Day, SIG SAUER, Inc. is honored to announce the production and presentation of a commemorative MK25 pistol to Congressional Medal of Honor (CMH) recipient Command Master Chief (CMC) Britt Slabinski, and the release of a short documentary, “For Service As Set Forth: The Story of CMC Britt Slabinski, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient.”

SIG SAUER Honors Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Britt Slabinski with Commemorative MK25 Pistol and Documentary

CMH Britt Slabinski, a U.S. Navy SEAL with the rank Command Master Chief, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on May 24, 2018 by President Donald Trump for his actions during the Battle of Takur Ghar in the mountains of Afghanistan. Slabinski is credited with rallying his teammates to rescue a stranded member of his team that had fallen from their helicopter after it was hit by enemy fire.

The unique distinguishing features of the commemorative MK25 pistol crafted by SIG Custom Works are:

  • MK25 Pistol: the MK25, a SIG SAUER P226, was carried by the U.S. Navy SEALs throughout the service of Command Master Chief Britt Slabinski. The slide of the commemorative pistol is finished with a high polish to indicate the ceremonial presentation of the pistol, and the frame is a matte black finish, the original standard issue finish, as a nod to the warrior. All pistol engraving is done in 24k gold;
  • Right Slide Engraving: the phrase “For Service As Set Forth,” which is the first line of the Congressional Medal of Honor Citation, and CMH Recipient Britt Slabinski;
  • Top Slide Engraving: a likeness of the Congressional Medal of Honor is engraved on a raised piece of metal recovered from the World Trade Center, and six stars representing the unit of CMH Britt Slabinski;
  • Left Side Engraving: the phrase “No Day Shall Erase You from the Memory of Time” displayed at the World Trade Center Memorial;
  • Pistol Grips: traditional presentation custom grips made of American Black Walnut. The right grip features the Red Unit Medallion, CMC Britt Slabiniski’s SEAL Team, and the left grip features the SEAL Trident.

Additionally, SIG SAUER is honored to release the video feature, “For Service As Set Forth: The Story of CMC Britt Slabinski, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient,” to honor CMH Britt Slabinski’s service to our country. This is an in-depth look at CMH Britt Slabinski’s service, and the features of the commemorative MK25 pistol including interviews with CMH Britt “Slab” Slabinski, Retired CMC Steve “Mato” Matulewicz, Ron Cohen, President and CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc., Tim Butler of SIG Custom Works, and retired New York City Police Officer Frank Pinto.

On National Medal of Honor Day on March 25th, and every day, we honor those whom have served and sacrificed for the United States of America in the defense of freedom.

The commemorative MK25 was previously presented to CMH Britt Slabinski in a private ceremony at SIG SAUER Headquarters in Newington, New Hampshire by Cohen, Matulewicz, and Butler.

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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Hancock County Sheriff’s Department Replaces Sig Sauer Pistols with New GLOCK 45’s


SMYRNA, Ga. – Mar 25, 2019 GLOCK, Inc. is excited to welcome Hancock County Sheriff’s Office to the GLOCK family.

Hancock County Sheriff’s Department is located in Ellsworth, Maine and has responsibility for Acadia National Park.  After testing and evaluation, they will be replacing their Sig Sauer duty pistols with the GLOCK 45. “We are excited to put the new pistols into service,” said Sheriff Scott Kane.

“We take the safety of our deputies and the citizens we serve very seriously.  We were seeking a duty weapon that could not be matched for reliability under the toughest conditions and we believe we have found that in the G45,” said Sheriff Scott Kane.

The GLOCK 45 made its debut at The 2018 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in October 2018 as a new addition to the 9X19 family. The G45 incorporates elements of the 5th Generation of GLOCK pistols including a smoother trigger pull, an enhanced frame texture for sure handling, a reversible magazine catch, ambidextrous slide-stop lever, the Modular Backstrap System (MBS) for individual adjustability and the incredibly accurate, match-grade GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB). The G45 combines the fast handling of the GLOCK 19 compact-sized slide with the full-size frame as a compact Crossover.

“We are excited to welcome Hancock County Sheriff’s Department to our growing GLOCK family,” said GLOCK, Inc. VP Josh Dorsey. “We are honored that they selected GLOCK as their trusted duty pistol and look forward to a long relationship of providing quality pistols and exceptional customer service to the department.”

For additional information about the GLOCK Gen5 models and the G45, visit


About GLOCK, Inc.

GLOCK is a leading global manufacturer of firearms. The simple, safe design of GLOCK’s polymer-based pistols revolutionized the firearms industry and made GLOCK pistols a favorite of military and law enforcement agencies worldwide and among pistol owners. In 2019, GLOCK celebrates its 33rd Anniversary in the United States. Renowned for featuring three safeties, GLOCK pistols offer users of every lifestyle confidence they can rely on. GLOCK, Inc. is based in Smyrna, Georgia. For more information, please visit

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The Octane is a user maintainable, multi-caliber centerfire pistol silencer featuring a modular mounting system for use across a wide range of hosts. Innovative, high strength, stainless steel CTA (Click Together Assembly) baffles are easily disassembled for cleaning and make the Octane the most durable pistol suppressor on the market. This durability is a vital feature of the Octane and means that it can be used on everything from semi auto pistols to carbines to submachine guns­ — even hosts like the iconic H&K® MP5.

*We do not recommend shooting lead projectiles out of any of our sealed suppressors.

For More information

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Galco announces a Combat Master belt holster for the Charter Arms Professional!

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PHOENIX, March 2019

Galco Gunleather is excited to announce a Combat Master belt holster for the Charter Arms Professional revolver, being introduced at the 2019 United States Concealed Carry Association Expo in Pittsburgh.

The Combat Master combines premium saddle leather, double-stitched seams and hand-molded fit to create a professional-grade holster of exceptional quality. The open top design offers a swift draw and presentation, while detailed molding provides secure retention. The butt-forward cant allows effective concealment of even large defensive handguns, and smaller guns effectively disappear under even light concealing garments. The Combat Master has an open muzzle and fits belts up to 1 3/4.

Two versions of the Combat Master are available for the Professional. A version with “Professional” laser-engraved in the leather (shown) is available exclusively through Charter Arms. A non-engraved version is available directly from Galco.

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

Galco International
2019 West Quail Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85027 – United States
Telephone: 1 (800) 874-2526

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NDIA Names Gen. Dunford for 2019 Eisenhower Award

Dunford is NDIA’s pick for its highest honor, the Eisenhower award

100 Year logo_white_redARLINGTON, VA – Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and honored Marine of more than 40 years, is the 2019 recipient of the National Defense Industrial Association’s Dwight. D. Eisenhower Award, the Arlington, VA-based nonprofit group announced Monday, March 25.
NDIA chose Dunford for its most prestigious award for his steady leadership and prominent voice as chief adviser to the president, defense secretary and National Security Council. He is the 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs, the nation’s highest ranking military officer, taking the oath in October 2015.
“We are grateful to Gen. Dunford for his unwavering support of the U.S. military. He has been a selfless and dedicated leader since he first put on a uniform,” said Gen. Hawk Carlisle, NDIA’s president and chief executive officer. “He understands his role as adviser to our top decision makers, but knows his commitment is to the men and women of our armed forces. In turn, he has stood up for the industry that makes ours the best fighting force in the world. For that, it’s an honor to present him with this year’s Eisenhower award.”
Dunford became head of the Joint Chiefs from serving as the 36th Marine Corps commandant. Beginning with his 1977 commission, Dunford rose through the ranks through the infantry, including a battalion command of 6th Marines and command of 5th Marine Regiment during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also was assistant division commander of the 1st Marine Division, as well as the Marine Corps’ director of operations and deputy commandant for plans, policies and operations. He commanded I Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Forces U.S. Central Command. Dunford also was assistant Marine Corps commandant and commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan.
A native of Boston, Dunford is a graduate of Saint Michael’s College, the Army Ranger School, Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School, and the Army War College. He also holds master’s degrees from Georgetown University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Dunford will receive the award before defense industry and government representatives at the annual Dwight D. Eisenhower Award Dinner, Friday, May 10, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott hotel in Arlington.
The Eisenhower award is the highest honor that NDIA bestows. Founded in 1979, the award is given each year to an American citizen who exemplifies the 34th U.S. president’s contribution to a strong national security, a robust defense industrial base and unwavering support of warfighters.

For questions and information, contact Evamarie Socha

or (703) 247-2579.

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Sightmark is set to Return to NYTOA Conference and Expo 2019


(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Sightmark will return to the New York Tactical Officers Association (NYTOA) Conference and Expo after a successful show in 2018 to acquire new partnerships. The NYTOA Conference is scheduled for April 16 -19 at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York. Sightmark will display their law enforcement and military-inspired products like the Ultra Shot M-Spec Reflex Sight and Mini Shot M-Spec at booth #215.

Train with the most sought-after SWAT team instructors in the nation with over 50 training tracks to choose from. The two-day trade show will host over 150 industry vendors showcasing their latest technology and products that make law enforcement and military jobs more effective.

Ultra Shot M-Spec

  • Patented integrated sunshade
  • Magnesium alloy housing
  • 65-MOA red circle dot crosshair reticle
  • 10 brightness settings
  • Unlimited eye relief
  • Motion sensing on/off activation
  • Recoil rated up to .50 BMG
  • Battery life from 200 to 2,000 hours
  • 100% waterproof and dustproof

Mini Shot M-Spec

  • Windage and elevation click adjustments
  • 3 MOA red dot reticle
  • 10 reticle brightness levels
  • Ambidextrous digital switch brightness controls
  • 12-hour auto shut off
  • Aluminum alloy housing
  • Scratch resistant lens coating
  • 100% waterproof and dustproof

If you plan on attending and want to schedule a meeting or talk to your dedicated law enforcement representative, please call 817-225-0310 ext. 288 or

For more information visit

About Sightmark®

Sightmark manufactures award-winning products including riflescopes, gun sights, laser sights, night vision, flashlights, bore sights and other cutting edge, premium shooting accessories. Inspired by military and law enforcement technology, Sightmark products are designed for competition, shooting, home defense, personal safety and other tactical applications, as well as hunting. For more information about Sightmark products, For media requests related to Sightmark, please


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Stevens 320 Field Grade Pump Built for Anything

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – March 25, 2019 – Stevens’ 320 Field Grade chews up and spits out anything shooters pump through it, from the heaviest hunting loads to light target shells. Shipments have been delivered to dealers.
The proven design, with a rotary bolt and dual slide bars, now features an updated synthetic stock that stands up to a lifetime of real-world use. It’s available in a wide selection of compact and standard models with matte black or camouflage finishes.
• Redesigned synthetic stock and fore-end
• Pump action with rotary bolt
• Dual action slide bars
• Bottom load, right eject
• Modified, extra-full or cylinder choke included, depending on specific model, Win. choke pattern
• Matte black finish barrel and receiver
The list of available models below also includes additional options.
Part No. / Description / MSRP
19489 / 320 Field Grade 12 gauge, 28-inch barrel / $239
22436 / 320 Field Grade 20 gauge, 26-inch barrel / $239
22437 / 320 Field Grade Compact 20 gauge, 22-inch barrel / $239
19490 / 320 Field Grade/Security Combo 12 gauge, 28-inch barrel / $275
22562 / 320 Field Grade Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades 12 gauge, 28-inch barrel / $274
22563 / 320 Field Grade Compact Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades 12 gauge, 26-inch barrel / $274
22564 / 320 Field Grade Mossy Oak Obsession 12 gauge, 22-inch barrel / $280
22561 / 320 Field Grade Youth Muddy Girl Camo 20 gauge, 22-inch barrel / $275
22560 / 320 Field Grade Compact Muddy Girl Camo 20 gauge, 26-inch barrel / $275
Learn more about Stevens by Savage Arms. Visit

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Volume pricing is now available on all SIG SAUER ammunition!


Volume pricing is now available on all SIG SAUER ammunition - save up to 10%!


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The 380 Aller Is Available Now!


380 ALLER™

Six tools in one small package. Our first collaboration with French knife makers Patrick Famin and Eric Demongivert…


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This Year the Steyr Challenge is on Again for this Autumn!

 In true Alpine tradition, the Steyr Challenge is for the toughest, most determined hunters out there. With events in shooting, abseiling, mountain running, and more, it’s much more fun than sailing a rickety contraption over a cliff. What’s more, 2019 will mark the first time that the general public will have the chance to participate. Want in? Keep an eye on this space for more details…

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AMERIPACK AT AUSA Global Force Symposium & Exposition

AUSA ILW Global Force Symposium & Exposition
March 26-28, 2019
Von Braun Center
Huntsville, AL
Ameripack Booth 1033
(Click for booth map)

We hope to see you there!

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NSSF Applauds Introduction of Freedom Financing Act

NSSF The Firearms Industry Trade Association


Legislation Protects Firearms Industry from Corporate Discrimination

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearms industry trade association, praised the introduction of S. 821, the Freedom Financing Act in the U.S. Senate. The bill was sponsored by Sens. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and John Kennedy (R-La.). The legislation would ensure large financial institutions cannot deny service to certain constitutionally-protected industries that are fully compliant with all laws and statutes.

“American taxpayers need to be reassured their tax dollars that subsidize insurance and bailout policies for banking institutions aren’t weaponized in an attempt to eradicate a lawful industry because it has fallen out of favor with boardroom executives,” said Lawrence G. Keane, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation. “Senator Cramer’s leadership in confronting this issue guarantees social policies are debated and created by the elected officials Americans vote to represent their interests, not by faceless corporate boards representing the interest of the few. We applaud Senator Cramer for his clear vision in correcting this abuse of American trust and taxpayer dollars.”

The Freedom Financing Act focuses on the most egregious examples of legal commerce being banned through corporate policy that targets firearms manufacturers, distributors, importers and retailers. Because the intent is not to force financial institutions to do business with certain industries – but rather to ensure that legal commerce is not prohibited – this legislation exempts financial institutions with less than $10 billion in assets.

The firearms industry has opposed moves by Bank of America, Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase when they published policies to deny financial services to AR-15 manufacturers and retailers to adopt restrictive sales policies, products that are legal under federal law for ownership and commonly-owned, with more than 16 million modern sporting rifles in private ownership today. Public policy is the responsibility of elected leaders and not dictated by a select few of unaccountable corporate boardroom bureaucrats. Policies to discriminate a lawful industry are a threat to Americans’ ability to choose the firearms that best meet their needs for self-defense, hunting and recreational target shooting.

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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Strengthening Dealers with Unmatched Distribution and Service

Miami, FL, U.S. – (March 20, 2019) 1791 Gunleather®, innovative manufacturer of premium hand-crafted leather and Kydex® gun holsters, continues to expand their retail presence and dealer support with the addition of Sports South LLC as U.S. distributor. Significantly expanding the reach of 1791 Gunleather products in the marketplace, Sports South LLC is presently stocking the 1791 Gunleather product line of holsters and belts.

“Sports South reaches thousands of dealers nationwide, and delivers exactly the level of exceptional customer service and sales support we sought for our growing dealer base,” said 1791 Gunleather CEO, Ramiro M. Romani. “The rapport we have with our dealers requires consistent access to every 1791 product, and Sports South is known as a leader in shooting sports distribution. We’re proud to have them as part of our extended team, and eager to reach dealers with our distinctive holsters and belts.”

Sports South LLC VP Sales and Marketing, Ronnie Whitten said, “As one of the oldest sporting goods distributors in the country, retailers expect us to provide top-notch choices to fill their stores. 1791 Gunleather is exactly the type of brand we enjoy featuring. Their holsters are loaded with innovations and boast a great warranty,” he stated. “Multi-fit designs require less shelf space, which is important to our dealers, and their hand-crafted quality results in beautiful products. We look forward to assisting 1791 Gunleather in their success and growth as a brand,” Whitten added.

1791 Gunleather holsters benefit dealers in a few important ways says Romani. “Our multi-fit holster design results in a smaller assortment of holster models able to accommodate a larger variety of firearms. Plus, the 100 percent American-made materials used to craft our holsters are of such a high quality that all our products enjoy a lifetime warranty. We choose only the finest Certified American Heavy Native Steerhide, the best flexible woven carbon fiber, and the optimal Kydex material for each of our handcrafted holsters and gun belts,” he said.

Sport South provides convenient ordering and on-time delivery of 1791 Gunleather holsters, including the new for 2019 Project Stealth OWB holsters that combine certified American Heavy Native Steerhide with flexible, woven carbon fiber. In addition, the newest 1791 Tactical IWB Kydex holsters are available.

Retailers interested in obtaining 1791 Gunleather products through Sports South may phone 1-800-388-3845, or visit For more information about stocking 1791 Gunleather, please contact 1791 Gunleather National Sales Director, Janette Palmer at

For further details on 1791 Gunleather visit,

About Sports South LLC

Based in Shreveport, LA, and established in 1841, Sports South LLC is one of the oldest firearms and sporting goods distributors in the United States. Sports South maintains its leadership position through the relentless pursuit of new ideas and new thinking to drive long-term success and growth. With the nation’s largest concentration of shooting sports inventory from all the leading manufacturers under one roof, Sports South delivers unmatched distribution services to its customers. For more information visit

About 1791 Gunleather

On December 15, 1791, the United States Supreme Court adopted the Second Amendment as part of the Bill of Rights, promising individuals the right to bear arms. We chose to include the year 1791 in our name to signify our deep respect for those rights. Every 1791 Gunleather and 1791 Tactical piece is handcrafted one-at-a-time using 100% American-made materials. Four generations of professional leather artisans painstakingly integrate innovative materials with high-quality components, to deliver the versatility found in each piece. From the moment you receive your 1791 Gunleather product, you’ll recognize the uniqueness and perfection that distinguishes us from our competitors. 1791 Gunleather offers a Lifetime Warranty on every single product we craft. 1791 Gunleather is perfect for any condition, and duty-ready for tactical applications as well as everyday carry.

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SFC Daniel Horner Wins U.S. Army 2019 All Army Championship Using M17 Pistol


NEWINGTON, N.H., (March 21, 2019) –SIG SAUER, Inc. congratulates Team SIG professional shooter, and U.S. Army Sergeant First Class, Daniel Horner for multiple first place finishes at the 2019 U.S. Army Small Arms Championship (All Army Championship), hosted by the Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU) held March 10-16th at Fort Benning, Georgia. SFC Horner placed first in the Multi-Gun Competition, National Match Rifle Course of Fire, and was the Overall Individual Match Champion. Horner also competed as a member of the Army Reserves Career Division (ARCD) Team that won the Overall Team Championship.

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Daniel Horner at the 2019 U.S. Army Small Arms Championship (U.S. Army photo courtesy of Michelle Lunato)

The All Army Championship is week of non-stop, sun-up to sun-down competition of 400 scored rounds using U.S. Army issued equipment, including the U.S. Army’s M17 pistol. The competition is only open to Active Army, Army Reserves, U.S. Army National Guard, Military Academy, College ROTC Cadets, and OCS candidates. Horner is currently enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves.

“Daniel’s win at the 2019 All Army Championship is a very meaningful win on many fronts,” began Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales. “First, this was Daniel’s first win to kick-off his 2019 competitive shooting season for Team SIG, and we are very proud of his accomplishment. Second, this was the first issuing of the M17 pistol by the Army for competition, and to have Daniel, shooting on behalf of the US. Army Reserves, win using the issued M17 pistol, makes it a very memorable win that will certainly be marked in SIG’s history.”

To claim his multiple first places finishes Horner fired the National Match Course of Fire for both pistol and rifle competition, multiple team and individual matches, and the culminating event of multi-gun competition, designed to simulate combat style shooting on a course of fire that is weighted for both accuracy and speed. Pistol shots were fired at targets from 7-50 yards using the M17 pistol, and rifle shots were fired from 7-500 yards.

“The 2019 All Army Championship was an extremely challenging competition that tested both my shooting skills and my endurance. It was an honor to be one of the first competitors to run the U.S. Army’s newly issued M17 pistol in competition, and it was very satisfying to use it to win the match,” added Daniel Horner, Team SIG professional shooter . “The pistol ran absolutely flawlessly and was extremely accurate. Everyone on my team commented that they shot better with the M17, and that the pistols performance contributed to our victory. I also utilized the 21-round magazines to gain an advantage over the handful of competitors that were still using the M9 pistol which definitely worked in my favor.”

To learn more about the M17 pistol used by Horner in competition, and view the features of the civilian version of the U.S. Army’s M17 pistol, the P320-M17, 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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Special Tactics LLC Creates the First Multi-Functional Tactical Training Suite

Produces integrated, multimedia training products for all types of students and instructors.

Sterling, VA (March 2019) – Special Tactics, provides a multifunctional tactical training platform which seamlessly integrates printed, digital and in-person tactical training resources. The platform delivers expertise from the military, law enforcement, security, policy and academic communities using the best in modern learning theory and performance improvement practice.

Special Tactics’ training covers a wide range of topics including civilian self-defense, law-enforcement, high-threat protection, special operations, and high intensity conventional warfare. This comprehensive approach dramatically improves individual and unit mission success as well as interagency or interservice cooperation and effectiveness.

Training content fuses concise explanations and color illustrations in innovative printed manuals with online multimedia teaching and learning materials: interactive presentations with audio narration, videos, animations, quizzes and virtual classroom instruction.

Special Tactics is continually producing new books and online training materials. Current books and courses include: Combat Fitness, Unarmed Combat, Small Unit Tactics, VIP Protection and Close Quarters Battle (Single-Person, Two-Person, Law Enforcement and Military). Special Tactics also offers live, in-person training events that are seamlessly integrated with digital and printed supporting materials.

Special Tactics training products are designed to be affordable and accessible for a wide range of tactical professionals and security-conscious citizens. Existing products can be adjusted and scaled to offer group training support for law enforcement, military and corporate entities.

Special Tactics manuals and courses may be purchased through Facebook, the Pro Shop or on Amazon. The site offers free and paid memberships which can bring users discounts between 15% and 20%.

About Special Tactics:

Developed by a network of experts in the military, law enforcement, security, policy, and academic communities, Special Tactics provides training expertise that makes neighborhoods, cities and the nation safer by allowing security practitioners to share open-source experience, analysis and best practices.

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6.5 Creedmoor now available in the Remington 700 Mountain SS lineup

Huntsville, AL – The Model 700 Mountain Stainless is a light-weight and durable rifle ideal for extended periods of handling in the worst weather conditions. The stainless-steel barreled action has an attractive satin finish and is coupled with a tough Bell & Carlson stock with an aluminum bedding block that provides the receiver with a sturdy platform. Featuring a mountain contour barrel, it weighs in at just over 6lbs. so you can carry it all day long and rest assured that when the time comes to take that shot of a lifetime, it will exceed all your expectations.

Key Features

  • Stainless steel barreled action with satin finish
  • 22” cold hammer forged light contour barrel
  • Premium Bell & Carlson stock with aluminum bedding block
  • Just 6.2 lbs.
  • User adjustable X Mark Pro trigger

The Model 700 Mountain SS has a suggested retail price of $1152.00 and comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Order # 85513.



About Remington Arms Company, LLC

Remington Arms Company, LLC, (“Remington”) headquartered in Madison, N.C., designs, produces and sells sporting goods for the hunting and shooting sports markets, as well as solutions to the military, government and law enforcement markets. Founded in 1816 in upstate New York, the Company is the nation’s oldest continuously operating manufacturer and continues to manufacture in its original plant located in Ilion, NY. Remington is a privately-held manufacturer of firearms, silencers, and ammunition products and one of the largest domestic producers of ammunition, shotguns, and rifles. The Remington family of companies has 12 locations across 9 states employing over 3,500 people and distributes its products throughout the U.S. and in over 55 foreign countries.

More information about the Company can be found at

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Tasmanian Tiger® to Exhibit at 2019 NAPED/NAUMD Conference and Exhibition

The international brand preferred by elite military, law enforcement, and emergency medical professional to display products focused on the American customer at the annual distributor show.

Miramar, Fla. (March 2019) – Tasmanian Tiger®, a tactical nylon line of products distributed exclusively for the US market by Proforce Equipment, Inc., will be exhibiting at the upcoming National Police Equipment Distributors (NAPED) and North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors (NAUMD) 2019 Conference and Exhibition, to be held at the New Orleans Hyatt Regency, April 7 – 9, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Tasmanian Tiger, a brand owned by Tatonka GmbH, is well regarded in the tactical communities of Europe and Asia. In 2019, Tasmanian Tiger (TT) introduced products specifically for the American market at the 2019 SHOT Show held in January in Las Vegas, Nevada. With an array of nylon products including backpacks, bags, and pouches; rigs, carriers and harnesses; slings, belts and gun bags; medical equipment and their line of discreet gear – the Undercover Line, TT is expanding their distributor base across the US.

The 2019 NAPED / NAUMD Conference and Exhibition is a first-time joint event in which manufacturing members of both non-profit associations will have the unique opportunity to display products and network with the top distributor in the public safety community.

“Since we launched TT in January of this year, we have been increasing our distributor line up,” Richard Lewis, President of Proforce Equipment Group, LLC and exclusive US distributor of TT, said, “The distributor memberships of both organizations are exactly the customers we would like to work with. Our products can be used by various professionals and civilians. We look forward to introducing them to one of the top brands in Europe and Asia.”

The NAPED/NAUMD Conference and Exhibition is a closed event. Members can find Tasmanian Tiger’s exhibit at booth 106 during the April event.

All sales inquiries can be directed to

About Tasmanian Tiger®:

Tasmanian Tiger®, a division of TATONKA GmbH, is an international brand founded in 1999, to provide user-design driven nylon products to elite warfighters and law enforcement in Europe and Asia. From prototype to production, all products are manufactured in the company’s own facilities, thus ensuring a consistently high level of quality throughout the production processes. All products are quality checked prior to leaving the facility and checked regularly by independent international test centers. Tasmanian Tiger® brand of nylon gear will be available in the US beginning in 2019.

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Magpul PMAG D-50 Now Shipping

Magpul Industries Corp

Now Shipping D-50

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MasterPiece Arms (MPA) Named Official Chassis of the 2019 Precision Rifle Series (PRS) Season for Third Consecutive Year

MPA will also sponsor multiple PRS Pro Matches throughout 2019, including the 2019 PRS Finale.

Comer, Ga. (March 2019)MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA BA Rifles and Chassis Systems, is honored to have been named the Official Chassis of the 2019 Precision Rifle Series (PRS) Season. This is the third consecutive year that MPA has been named the Official Chassis of the PRS. MPA will also sponsor multiple PRS Pro matches throughout the year, including the 2019 PRS Finale, held Nov. 15 – 17, 2019.

“At MPA, we’ve made a commitment to the long-range shooting community, and we are truly honored to once again be named the Official Sponsor of the PRS season. When you purchase one of our chassis, we never want you to regret that decision, and that is why all our chassis are backward compatible,” commented Phil Cashin, owner of MPA. “We are out on the range, in the field and at the matches with our customers, listening to their feedback and continue using it to produce a better product for them. We are committed to producing innovative, quality-built chassis that every shooter can rely on.”

The MPA BA Competition Chassis is the competition version of MPA’s highly successful MPA BA Chassis System. It is designed to give shooters a competitive advantage when shooting in long range tactical rifle competitions, such as the PRS. In addition to the standard chassis features, it has been enhanced with a rotating barricade stop to lock the rifle in place when shooting on a variety of barricade designed stages, additional hole locations on the forend for locating the rotating barricade stop, a spigot mount that attaches to the front of the forend to give the shooter additional space to mount their bipod, and a bag rider attachment for better rear bag recoil management. MSRP ranges from $999 – $1,150.

The PRS is the preeminent rifle organization in the world, structuring a yearly point race for both the PRS Pro Bolt Gun Series and the PRS Regional Series. The PRS Championship Shooting Series is synonymous with precision rifle shooting. The PRS is home to countless competitors, including 5,000 active PRS shooters with scores being tracked. The PRS unites the 40 most renowned national pro series precision rifle competitions and continues to expand the PRS Regional Series, which hosts hundreds of one-day matches from coast to coast. The influence of the PRS, with more than 1,000 professional level competitions and growing global presence, extends in every conceivable direction inspiring the precision rifle community at its grassroots, hometown level.

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

MPA BA Competition Chassis

About MasterPiece Arms:

MasterPiece Arms main offices, located in Comer, Georgia, combines quality engineering and state-of-the-art manufacturing to design and produce firearms, such as highly successful BA Rifles and Chassis Systems. Masterpiece Arms uses high accuracy CNC machining, turning, barrel making, laser cutting and bending in its manufacturing process controlled by their ISO9002/TS16949 Registered Quality System.

MPA engineers test and retest our weapons to provide customers with one of the most enjoyable guns available. With versatile uses, such as personal and home protection, long range shooting, hunting and tactical interests, MPA products are one of a kind and backed by a lifetime warranty for original owners. Learn more about MasterPiece Arms products at or call 866.803.0000.

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Kahr Firearms Group Sponsors NRA Tactical Police Competitions March 22-23


(Greeley, PA) – Kahr Firearms Group, a leader in innovative firearms design and manufacturing, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Southeast Regional NRA Tactical Police Competitions on March 22-23 in Anderson, SC.
The Tactical Police Competition (TPC) is a program designed to challenge officers through courses of competition that focus on skills with duty firearms and gear. The TPC is only open to law enforcement and military and utilizes only patrol duty firearms and equipment. The program gives officers an opportunity to practice and sharpen skills in handling and deploying their duty firearm, as well as solving hypothetical challenges through scenario-based training courses.
TPC matches include 4 to 7 courses which utilize a pistol, rifle or shotgun, or a combination. The courses challenge officers to sharpen and evaluate their skills with their duty weapon as well as their ability to make tactical decisions and assess threats and environment. TPC matches are live-fire training competitions and give valuable opportunities and experience to participants. The TPC program holds matches around the country. For more information and to see a schedule of events, visit

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.

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New Zealand As-Salamu Alaykum

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New Zealand’s Maori Warriors

Friday is here once more and it’s time to think about a little R&R over the weekend. If you’re in the Midwest and impacted by the floods my prayers and thoughts are with you. If you’re reading this, I know that it’s been rough but you’re alive and kicking and that’s a wonderful thing. Remember these words, credited to French Statesman Charles Alexandre de Calonne ,”the difficult we do immediately; the impossible takes a little longer.” You can recover and rebuild, hang tough.

Many of you are feeling stressed out and possibly thinking about seeing a therapist, I can absolutely understand that, but you’ll be much better off getting together with family and friends to have a shoot the shit. What is a shoot the shit say you?

A shoot the shit is a social interaction where participants don’t need to know a thing about the subject or subjects being discussed. Participants are free to make unsupported statements, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone you wish or change the subject altogether. It’s exactly like a Democratic Party caucus. A shoot the shit also does not require you to pay $150 per hour to some jackass who studied psychology so they could understand themselves.

Lastly, give social media a rest. Your floods are not an indication that the world is coming to an end in 12 yrs. They’re an indication that your levies and flood water systems are archaic and crumbling. Ten years will come and go, and you and your family will be fine.

However, if you can’t organize your own shoot the shit, I invite you to join mine so let’s get started.

A week ago today, the were two consecutive domestic terror shootings at the Al Noor Mosque followed by another attack at the Linwood Islamic Center. in Christchurch, New Zealand. It was a fatal event for 50 innocent people doing nothing more than participating in Friday prayers. It was a tragic event and I hope you’ve all extend condolences to New Zealanders. In the attack, the perpetrator used a semiautomatic rifle, but no further specific weapon related details have been released by authorities. Yet, in six short days, the attack resulted in a countrywide weapons ban and mandatory buyback. New Zealand authorities estimate that 250,000 citizens will be impacted and approximately 1.5 million firearms will be involved.

Here’s what the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security has to say about gun violence in New Zealand: “The use of weapons in crimes remains an infrequent occurrence throughout New Zealand, and arrests for weapons-related offenses continue to decline.” Based on that disclosure, the only conclusion that can reasonably be reached is that gun violence in New Zealand, given its 1.5 million semiautomatic weapons, is not an the issue. So, this ban is either an over reaction to a tragedy or an opportunity to advance a political agenda.

After 9/11 the security landscape completely changed. Intelligence sources, CIA, NSA, FBI, Interpol, as well as foreign national agencies, tell us that Islamic and domestic terror threats are now a fact of life. We also know that these individuals have made and continue to make extensive use of social media – who in my opinion is not doing nearly enough to prevent the spread of their poison – to sow hatred and gain attention and admiration. These individuals do not attack military installations, they attack soft targets like schools, malls, hotel lobbies, tourist areas and places of prayer. The greater the damage, the more publicity, the better.

Globally, the United States included, and for reasons that escape me, governments have done an extremely poor job of identifying soft targets and developing a security protocol to deter these attacks. A single police officer outside the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Center would have prevented this tragedy. Governments are failing and New Zealand does not need a weapons band, they need to get a handle on social media and develop security protocols that protect soft targets. An initiative that can be effectively accomplished in a number of ways without a weapons ban. Criminals, and in the Asia Pacific, China are the only ones that benefit from a weapons ban.

Ok enough of a serious topic and one to a little fun…

I’m going to close out this shoot the shit with a recommendation. Make it a point to watch the film “The Brothers Grimsby.” The movie was released in 2016 and if laughter cures all things this will set you free. The official trailer is below followed by a compilation of some of the best scenes, enjoy!

Have a great weekend and enjoy the Spring weather. Be safe and try to spend some time with your buds and family.

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Grafton County Sheriff’s Office Transitions to New Duty Pistols

Law Enforcement Agencies Continue to Switch to GLOCK


SMYRNA, Ga. – Mar 20, 2019 GLOCK, Inc. is proud to announce that the Grafton County Sheriff’s Office in New Hampshire has selected GLOCK as their new duty pistol.

Known as the “Gateway to the White Mountains”, Grafton County is also the home of Dartmouth College and has a population of nearly 90,000. 

Sheriff Jeff Stiegler came to the department with over 25 years of law enforcement service in New Hampshire and 6 years as the Police Chief in the neighboring state of Vermont.  He immediately recognized the need to replace the aging service weapons.  “After speaking with my department firearms instructors and reflecting on over thirty-years of law enforcement service, I recognized our department needed a highly-reliable and proven service weapon,” said Stiegler.

“When any law enforcement agency has to decide on an important issue like this, we have to look at quality, price and most importantly, the ability to adequately train our staff to meet established standards and being able to defend ourselves or a third party from serious injury or death,” said Sheriff Stiegler.  “GLOCK has stood out from all the rest. The quality of GLOCK speaks for itself. When we examined price, GLOCK provides a competitive price while giving an agency a phenomenal product,” continued Stiegler.

GLOCK recently introduced a new generation of pistols, the 5th generation, which features over twenty design enhancements.  The roots of the Gen5 pistols lie in a request by Federal Law Enforcement for a new service pistol.  “Our goal was to meet the demanding needs of law enforcement agencies while maintaining our standard of perfection,” said VP Josh Dorsey.  “Since the pistols have proved themselves in testing and were adopted by numerous federal agencies, they have continued to gain attention among law enforcement nationwide.”

Among the design changes are five key features.  The match-grade, GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) utilizes new barrel rifling to deliver improved accuracy.  The removal of the finger grooves and an added ambidextrous slide-stop delivers improved control and flexibility.  The nDLC finish is a tougher and more durable finish that is exclusive to the GLOCK manufacturing process.  Introduction of a flared mag-well increases performance by making it easier to funnel the magazine into the mag-well, particularly in high-stress situations.

Grafton County will be transitioning from Smith and Wesson to the GLOCK 45 and GLOCK 17 Gen5 pistols.  “In short, GLOCK is ahead of the curve on these top priorities and this transition will enable us to meet our operational and training needs for years to come,” commented Stiegler.  “We are extremely pleased to be transitioning to the GLOCK 45 and the GLOCK 17 Gen5”

For additional information about the GLOCK Gen5 models and the G45, visit






About GLOCK, Inc.

GLOCK is a leading global manufacturer of firearms. The simple, safe design of GLOCK’s polymer-based pistols revolutionized the firearms industry and made GLOCK pistols a favorite of military and law enforcement agencies worldwide and among pistol owners. In 2019, GLOCK celebrates its 33rd Anniversary in the United States. Renowned for featuring three safeties, GLOCK pistols offer users of every lifestyle confidence they can rely on. GLOCK, Inc. is based in Smyrna, Georgia. For more information, please visit

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Todd Hodnett Takes You Through the TREMOR3 Reticle

The TREMOR3 reticle has been adopted by military precision shooters. It’s one of the most advanced reticles available for long range shooting where wind and accurate ranging is a challenge. Todd is the TREMOR3 designer and presents in the video below the details of his design. Very informative video.

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Griffin Armament Presents the New EXPLORR Series Suppressors



EXPLORR™️ .300

Consumers demanded it, we made it. The lightest most durable dedicated rifle suppressors the world has ever seen!

$895.00 MSRP     


Griffin’s first and only 6.5mm suppressor. Optimize the sound performance of your 6mm guns.                $895.00 MSRP


Optimized for 22 caliber centerfire catridges including 22-250 Remington Magnum.

$795.00 MSRP     

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PGM Precision to Attend SOFINS 2019


This year, PGM will be present at the SOFINS exhibition in Bordeaux on April 2, 3, and 4, 2019!

Visit PGM at BOOTH C23!

There will also be shooting sessions with PGM rifles on Tuesday, April 2 from 15:00 p.m. to 16:30 p.m. and Wednesday, April 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m at SOFINS. Registration for shooting sessions will be on your personal space on the SOFINS platform.

More information about the show here: SOFINS Website

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Meprolight USA Introduce the MEPRO MOR PRO

Originally developed for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the MEPRO MOR PRO is a multi-purpose, multi-activated red dot reflex sight with laser pointers.

Middletown, Penn. (March 2019) – Meprolight USA®, the US sales and marketing division of Meprolight®, a world leader in a variety of optic solutions from electro-optics sights, self-illuminated night sights, and innovative pistol sights, introduces the MEPRO MOR PRO, a multi-purpose reflex sight with two laser pointers (visible and IR).

Developed for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the MEPRO MOR PRO allows for quick, instinctive accurate target acquisition with one or both eyes open and also allows for fast transition between long-range and CQC scenarios. The MEPRO MOR PRO offers operators the ultimate in reflex sight versatility providing complete confidence in low light, daytime conditions and seamlessly integrates into day/night operation. The passive reflex is self-illuminated for any time use and the active reflex offers an extra bright LED dot for special lighting circumstances. Red or green laser pointers for urban or close quarter scenarios can easily be activated. An IR laser pointer for covert operations gives the user the ultimate advantage. The MEPRO MOR PRO’s combined zeroing system co-aligns the aiming pattern and the two laser pointers into a single zeroing procedure, saving time and increasing accuracy.

Made to withstand harsh weather and temperature conditions, the MEPRO MOR PRO easily withstands the user’s physical stress or extreme firing situations. It features a large 30 diameter lens that allows a large field of view for rapid target acquisition with four reticle options: bullseye, triangle, open “x” and 2.2/4.3 MOA.

The MEPRO MOR PRO, built to the highest of military standards, has a Constant and Momentary PTL mode and an automatic PTL failure detection. The sight also has a two-battery compartment for redundancy and to extend operational hours, yet even when working with just one battery, the MEPRO MOR PRO’s performance remains optimal. It mounts to a Picatinny rail and its lightweight, rugged construction will make the MEPRO MOR PRO the go-to reflex sight for any professional. MSRP starts at $1,299.00.

Retailers can now order Meprolight products, including new 2019 products from Meprolight USA, the US-based division of Meprolight, at or call 833-MEPROLIGHT (833-637-7654).


About Meprolight®:

Meprolight is a leading International Electro-Optics company, developing, manufacturing and marketing systems for infantry, armed forces, law enforcement agencies and civilian markets since 1990.

Meprolight provides comprehensive solutions with a wide array of combat-proven products; electro-optical solutions, night vision devices, digital Low light handheld devices, thermal target acquisition systems, and a variety of night sights and other tritium illuminated products for safety and security applications.

In 2019, Meprolight establishes a US division, Meprolight USA, to better serve their North American customers in the commercial, law enforcement, security and military

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SIG SAUER Ultra-Compact MPX Copperhead Now Shipping


NEWINGTON, N.H., (March 20, 2019) –SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the ultra-compact MPX Copperhead is now shipping and available in retail stores.

SIG SAUER Ultra-Compact MPX Copperhead Now Shipping

The SIG MPX Copperhead redefines the sub-gun category with a new level of operator safety, in-field adaptability and proven reliability in the harshest environments with unconventional design, unmatched performance, and familiar AR handling. Completely ambidextrous, the SIG MPX is great for left- or right-handed shooters with its dual-sided selector switch, magazine release, charging handle and bolt release. The SIG MPX operates from a fully-closed and locked rotating bolt, offering enhanced reliability and safety in use. A short-stroke gas piston allows the SIG MPX to run all weights and brands of 9mm ammunition with no adjustments to the gas valve.

The MPX Copperhead features a monolithic elite Series Cerakote® finish upper receiver, with an integrated stock knuckle lower, and a 3.5” barrel with integrated muzzle brake. The MPX Copperhead comes equipped with the new, rapid deploy SIG SAUER Pivoting Contour Brace (PCB) giving pistol users a brace that easily adapts to the movement of the shooters arm with a patented swivel operation for perfect placement.

MPX Copperhead:

  • Total length: 14.5”
  • Barrel length: 3.5”
  • Barrel Twist: 1:10”
  • Weight: 4.5lbs
  • Finish: Cerakote E190
  • Caliber: 9mm Luger

To learn more about the MPX Copperhead or locate your local SIG SAUER dealer 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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DoubleStar Introduces the Ahab Knife

This everyday carry was designed to be discrete and compact without sacrificing relevance.

Winchester, Ky. (March 2019)DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles, pistols, and blades, is pleased to introduce the latest knife to its DSC Blade Division, the Ahab Knife. Made from 1084 Carbon Steel, this everyday carry was designed by Division Director Rob “Filo” Cabrera to be discrete and compact without sacrificing relevance. Elements like the oversized ring and precision thumb break provide the best amount of retention for quick deployment.

The Ahab’s strong, lightweight construction make it the perfect duty belt utility that will be there when you need it most. An oversized ring allows for gloved deployment, while a swedged spine at the point provides for better penetration. The Ahab knife has precision jimping for proper thumb braking and screwed handle hardware for easy maintenance. Equipped with versatile eyelet locations, they provide adaptability to other attachment systems. It is PVD coated for a clean, sharp, durable finish.

Ahab Specifications:

  • Blade Length: 3”
  • Overall Length: 7.625”
  • Color: Black
  • Handle Material: Black Coarse Textured G10
  • Sheath: 0.06” Kydex with Safe-Lock
  • Country of Manufacture: Taiwan
  • MSRP: $84.99

For more information about DoubleStar, visit

About DoubleStar Corp.:

DoubleStar Corp., located in Winchester, Kentucky, was formed when customers of J&T Distributing, a leading manufacturer and supplier of thousands of AR15 parts and accessories, requested complete rifles and pistols crafted from the same high-quality, U.S.-made components. DoubleStar now manufactures and supplies not only the commercial market but military and law enforcement forces across the world with rugged and dependable firearms.

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – March 20, 2019 – The Kemah Police Department has announced the approval and planned implementation of the FACT Duty Weapon-Mounted Camera (WMC) from Viridian® Weapon Technologies. Viridian and the police department of Kemah will hold a joint press conference on Thursday, March 21 at 9:00 am at the Kemah Community Center (Jimmie Walker Community Center) located at 800 Harris Avenue, Kemah, TX 77565.
In addition to Kemah, there are more than 50 departments in Texas currently using the FACT Duty WMC. Nationally there are over 400 agencies testing and implementing this new technology.
The FACT Duty fits standard police duty weapons and holsters and records automatically, providing an unobstructed view from the end of an officer’s firearm. The need for this product continues to be validated in current events throughout the United States.
“At Kemah, we try to be innovative,” said Police Chief Chris Reed. “So if there is a product out there that is going to benefit our officers as well as benefit our residents by adding transparency, then we’re going to jump all over it.
“We have tested and approved the FACT Duty Weapon-Mounted Camera and plan to implement upon securing funds. This technology supports and protects our officers and brings transparency into the highest profile event an officer may experience.”
Viridian has created an important new category for law enforcement with the introduction of the FACT camera. This unique Weapon-Mounted Camera provides an unobstructed view of critical use-of-force events from the end of the firearm, addressing limitations officers can face with body cameras.
The highly advanced WMC employs a 1080p full-HD digital camera with a microphone and 500 lumen tactical light. Viridian’s proprietary
INSTANT-ON® technology automatically activates the camera and microphone whenever the officer draws the firearm from its holster. Not only does this eliminate risk of failure to manually turn on the camera during a critical event, but it also keeps the officer from fumbling with cumbersome equipment.
“Our FACT Duty is truly standalone—and the need it fills in law enforcement is so important,” said Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “We’ve been able to get this in the hands of so many departments and seeing the difference it makes is encouraging. The FACT Duty WMC is the only product specifically designed to capture Officer Involved Shootings (OIS).
“The technology achieves this in a manner that is not cost prohibitive, requires no manual step or extra training in the field, doesn’t add to administrative duties or processes and even provides a tactical advantage to officers. At Viridian, we pride ourselves on our independence and our innovation—and we’re happy Kemah has approved something so important to modern policing.”

Easy Purchase and Implementation
FACT WMCs do not require the purchase of supplemental equipment or services and are designed exclusively to answer the needs of today’s officers. The WMC generates just a small fraction of the data to manage compared to other law enforcement recording options because it only records when the officer’s weapon is drawn.
After the purchase of the WMC, there are no maintenance fees, monthly charges or other significant expenses required. This results in significantly lower comparative data management costs than other evidentiary camera systems. The FACT Duty is a one-and-done solution for law enforcement administrators and purchasing departments.
The WMCs fit on existing standard-issue firearms and fit seamlessly in multiple duty holster platforms, making it easy for implementation by any law enforcement agency. The cameras feature a recording time of over three hours to handle virtually any scenario. They also incorporate secured data access and are easily rechargeable.
Just last month, the Vernon Police Department became the first department in the state of Texas to complete implementation of the FACT Duty from Viridian—the leader in Weapon-Mounted technology.
Body and dash cameras were not designed to capture officer-involved shootings. However, Viridian WMCs were designed specifically for this purpose.
More information on FACT Duty WMCs can be found at

About Viridian Weapon Technologies 

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

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CamelBak redesigned the MIL Motherload™ backpack for 2019. One of the more significant improvements was to the hydration system. The company introduced the MIL SPEC CRUX™ 3L LUMBAR RESERVOIR. The result is greater stability and comfort while retaining all of the CamelBak features that have made their hydration products legendary.

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Introducing the New Beretta 92X Performance


The New 92X Performance

Introducing the newest and strongest contender to the world of competitive dynamic shooting: The Beretta 92X Performance – The most reliable and well-known operating system, coupled with a steel frame and a heavier Brigadier slide, is taken to a new level thanks to Beretta’s new Extreme-S trigger mechanism. (Available late summer 2019)

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92X Performance | Watch the Video

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Volume pricing is now available on all SIG SAUER ammunition!


Volume pricing is now available on all SIG SAUER ammunition - save up to 10%!


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White River Knife’s Super Popular Survival Utility Knife

White River Knife & Tool, Coopersville, MI, March 2019 – Firecraft 3.5 small survival utility knives have proven a remarkable success for hunters too.

The Firecraft 3.5 is intended as a compact ultra-lite tough survival knife especially suited for day hikers as well as a tough backup for longer trips that require either a backup or less weight. Recent feedback from hunters says it has found popularity as an efficient big game dressing/skinning knife

A large pommel loop makes it easy to remove the knife from its sheath with one finger even if gloved. And of course a retention cord can be easily put through the loop. A generous finger forward cutout makes for a secure grip for hard cutting chores and it has a cutout for more efficient use of the included ferro rod.

The CPM S35VN all steel construction makes for an incredibly sharp leather stropped blade with great edge retention under hard use.

Two models are available: One with black or orange with a super tough G-10 handle–MSRP $145 and one with a paracord-wrapped handle MSRP $120.

White River’s 3.5 series knives come with a unique Kydex® sheath with ferro rod allowing the user to mount the knife in several carry configurations on Mollie gear, backpacks, belt or even worn with a included neck lanyard sheath.

  • Blade length: 3.5 inches
  • Overall length: 7.75 inches
  • Handles: See below models
  • Weight: 3.8 ounces
  • Steel: CPM S35VN at 58-60 Rockwell C hardness
  • Blade info: Stone wash finish, sharpened and leather stropped.
  • Sheath: Kydex®
  • Accessory: Included ferro rod and separate Kydex®holder

3.5 Series Models:

  • Firecraft 3.5 Pro: Orange or black G-10 material handle, MSRP$145
  • Firecraft 3.5: Nylon cord wrapped handle, MSRP $120

White River products, materials and manufacturing are only all-American

White River Knife & Tool®

130 Mason Drive

Coopersville, MI



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Parabon Helps Investigators Solve 1,000 Years of Cold Cases in 9 Months

One case solve per week on cases over 20 years cold; four in the past week

Reston, Va. (19 March 2019) – Friday’s arrest of Coley Lewis McCraney by the Ozark Alabama Police Department for the 1999 murder of teenagers J.B. Beasley and Tracie Hawlett marked what could be the end of a nearly 20-year search for their killer. One of the most infamous unsolved crimes in Alabama, the case was also the fourth cold case in the past week for which law enforcement credited the Genetic Genealogy Unit at Parabon® NanoLabs (Parabon) for its assistance. In addition to Ozark investigators, the Montgomery County Police Department in Maryland, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, and the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin all announced positive identifications (3 arrests and 1 deceased suspect) in cases that had been unsolved for over 24, 34 and 42 years, respectively, thanks to leads generated by Parabon. Since the introduction of its Snapshot® Genetic Genealogy Service last May, Parabon has assisted law enforcement agencies in making positive identifications in nearly 50 cases that were cold for over 1,000 years in total.

The magnitude of the achievement is noteworthy since cold cases are particularly difficult to investigate; memories fade, witnesses and suspects move away or die, and leads have typically been exhausted. Until recently, even DNA evidence was of little value if it failed to produce a match. However, genetic genealogy can breathe new life into a cold case investigation by using DNA as a “genetic witness” to generate leads. Even if a suspect in a particular crime had no known connection to the victim, DNA can still connect him or her to the crime scene and genetic genealogy is providing a powerful new approach to tying such unknown DNA to an identity.

CeCe Moore, who leads Parabon’s team of five genetic genealogists, anticipated such a closure rate early on when she forecasted that Parabon would assist with “50-100 solves in the first year.” She is also quick to point out that this level of success is possible only because of the hardworking and forward-thinking detectives who take on these tough investigations. “It’s not a cliché; the detectives we work with never give up. We see evidence of their passion on a daily basis.”

Steve Armentrout, Parabon’s CEO, attributes the success to the unique team Parabon has assembled. “With world-class genetic genealogists and an in-house bioinformatics team, Parabon is able to offer a comprehensive solution that includes genetic genealogy, DNA phenotyping, and kinship analysis. Many of these cases could only be solved with a combination of these technologies, and we continue to push the envelope with new R&D that will keep us on the leading edge of DNA forensics.”

About Parabon® NanoLabs, Inc.:

Parabon® NanoLabs is a vertically integrated DNA technology company that develops next-generation therapeutic and forensic 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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Brownells Gun Techs Battle On the Court in Big Ballerz Shootout

GRINNELL, Iowa (March 18, 2019) – Renowned for their firearms knowledge, skills and customer service, Brownells Gun Techs will display their rebounding, fancy dribbling and sweet jump shots in the Brownells Big Ballerz Shootout, starting March 18, 2019.

Showcased at and across Brownells’ various social media channels, the basketball-themed promotion lasts through 11:59 p.m. on April 1, and will offer great deals on products in the following categories: Reloading, Retro, Handgun and Rifle.

The highlight of the Brownells Big Ballerz Shootout is a two-on-two, generational basketball grudge match, pitting “old guy” Gun Techs Steve O and Dr. K against “young gun” Gun Techs “Slick” Caleb and Perry “The Pistol.”

The game will happen on March 31, with color commentary by F.A.K.E. News anchor Woof Howitzer, as seen on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.

If the old guys win, Brownells will slash prices on their Retro Rifles line. If the young guns win, customers get amazing discounts on Aero Precision rifles.

Starting March 18, viewers will be able to watch in-depth, pre-game interviews and shop each player’s personal product picks at super-special prices.

Every few days, a new product category will go on sale with the release of the next player interview.  Once live, all sales will continue throughout the duration of the Big Ballerz Shootout.

At the end of the game broadcast on March 31, either Retro Rifles or Aero Precision Rifles – depending on who wins – will be offered at blowout prices lasting until just before midnight on April 1.

To keep up with the latest player interviews, sales and to see the big game, visit the Brownells Big Ballerz Shootout page.

About Brownells

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

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New Lower Price on ALL FLIR Scout II and Scout III Models


FLIR Thermal Monocular Price Reduction

Take Home the Scout® II & III
Thermal Monoculars for
up to $600 Less!

The Scout series of compact thermal monoculars quickly detects humans, animals, and objects in low visibility environments—day or night. Generating images based on heat, rather than visible light, thermal imaging gives you vision in complete darkness and haze, providing reliable vision for wildlife observation and safe, covert navigation.

                 Shop Scout II                                                                    Shop Scout III

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SIG SAUER Launches Bazaarvoice for Online Customer Reviews

NEWINGTON, N.H., (March 18, 2019) –SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of Bazaarvoice, an online customer rating and review system for all SIG SAUER products. Currently, Bazaarvoice reviews are now appearing on the product pages at, and the 5-star rating accompanies the specific SIG SAUER Google product search. Coming soon, the Bazaarvoice customer reviews will be populated on several online retail channels where SIG SAUER products are sold.

SIG SAUER Launches Bazaarvoice for Online Customer Reviews

“In today’s retail environment, all the information a consumer needs on a product is readily available. Our consumers are very savvy, and are researching their potential purchases before they are motivated to make the investment,” began Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “Bazaarvoice allows our customers to provide feedback, ratings, and reviews, in their own words on all SIG products. It is this word-of-mouth, authentic user review that will inspire people to purchase SIG products, and do so with confidence.”

Customers that have purchased any SIG SAUER product, and competed the registration process will receive a Bazaarvoice customer review survey from SIG SAUER. The survey allows the consumer to write a review in their own words, in addition to rating the product using a 5-star system for quality, value, and features.

“Bazaarvoice is going to enhance the overall SIG SAUER consumer experience, and provides us the opportunity to make a first-hand customer assessment with our products as part of the purchasing process,” concluded Taylor.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 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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American Tactical Announces "Tax Day" FX1911 Promo


(Summerville, SC ) – American Tactical, US manufacturer and world-wide importer of firearms, ammunition and tactical equipment, is happy to announce a special “Tax Day” Promo for select FX1911s.
From now through April 15, 2019, users can visit and use the code “TAXDAY1911” to receive 15% off MSRP on the purchase of an FX Military or GI model 1911. The Firepower Xtreme .45 ACP Military 1911 (ATIGFX45MIL) and Firepower Xtreme .45 ACP GI 1911 (ATIGFX45GI) have an MSRP of $499.95. The promo code will result in a discount of approximately $75 off either of the two qualifying models.

Caliber: .45ACP
Barrel: 45MIL – 5″, 45GI – 4.25″
Finish: Blued
Each styled with all steel parts and solid mahogany grips.

For more information on products from American Tactical, visit

About American Tactical:
American Tactical is both an American manufacturer and a world wide importer of firearms, ammunition and tactical equipment to the United States of America. Offering customers a broad range of shooting sports and defense products, they search the globe to bring the best quality and prices to buyers. In addition, they manufacture many products in the United States to offer American-made options in their vast product lineup.

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Buy a P320-M17 and Get Two Free Mags From Sig Sauer


Two free 21-round magazines with the purchase of a P320-M17.


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