Have A Safe And Happy 4th of July!


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TPG Releases Gen 2 of the Spec-Ops Assault Pack Line


Tacprogear, announced the new GEN 2 designs for Spec-Ops Assault Pack (SAP) line that are now available for purchase. Each of the SAP 1, 2 and 3 packs features TPG’s MOLLE Spine which allows for additional items to hang on the outside of the pack.

The SAP Gen 2 is a customizable pack that includes several new features for Gen 2, including a reinforced handle (SAP1) or reinforced padded handle (SAP2 and SAP3), loop for ID patches and a new foam pad design in the back. Highly comfortable padded shoulder straps, a quick release waist belt and a durable tarpaulin bottom material were employed for use in adverse conditions. GEN 2 improvements for the SAP came from end-user feedback over the past years.

The Spec-Ops Assault Pack, Gen 2 also features:

  • Two large storage compartments
  • Two external pockets designed to fit water bottles
  • Four external side compression straps to help bear the load and avoid any additional stress on the zippers
  • Two zipper pulls on the main compartment for easy access to the inside of the bag
  • Compartment for carrying a hydration bladder and an opening on the top of the bag for the hydration tube

The Spec-Ops Assault Pack, Gen 2 is available in three sizes in Black, Coyote Tan and OD Green. MSRP starting at $146.

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DARPA Invests In Sensorized Prosthetics

Years of returning war wounded Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans have focused the medical industry on developing prosthetic technology that more closely resembles a real limb or extremity. For example, researchers at the Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University have developed a new kind of interface that can convey a sense of touch from 20 spots on a prosthetic hand. It does this by directly stimulating nerve bundles—known as peripheral nerves in the arms of patients. Two people have so far been fitted with the interface. What’s more, the implants continue to work after 18 months, a noteworthy milestone given that electrical interfaces to nerve tissue can gradually degrade in performance. This is all great news for disabled veterans and disabled patients as a whole.

In the video below, we see the sensory feedback supplied from the prosthetic hand that results in the patient not crushing the cherry as he removes the stem.


DARPA is also actively participating in improving prosthetic technology. The research organization has awarded a contract to a New Hampshire-based corporation, DEKA Innovative Solutions Corp., on Thursday for sensorized prosthetic limbs, as part of the Hand Proprioception & Touch Interfaces (HAPTIX external link) program. The $7 million contract external link also covers the manufacture of prosthetic limbs under the Revolutionizing Prosthetics Follow-On Studies (RPFS external link) program. The prosthetics will be used as part of a year-long trial to generate data necessary for gaining market approval and subsequently access to a larger patient pool.

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The Shark Attack Extravaganza ! What You Should Know.

We’re going to kick off this weekend with a shark attack shoot-the-shit . As with all shoot-the-shit discussions, you can make unsupported comments, insult anyone you please, use profanity (even at a boatswain mate level) without feeling that you’ll be censored. Furthermore, because we believe that philosophers, psychologists and psychiatrist are living proof that free market economies produce sufficient surpluses to support what would otherwise be considered useless, you will never see a bill from this publication. So, let’s talk sharks…

A shark, of virtually any species, is nothing more than an ambulatory abdominal with serrated razor sharp teeth. In the overwhelming majority of conditions, you won’t find one in every cubic foot of water. They’re all carnivores, with the possible exception of the Baskin shark species. Sharks don’t have a large brain; they don’t swim around plotting an attack. Their vision is rather poor, but they have a highly refined bioelectrical sensory system concentrated around the snout and gill area. They can detect body fluids miles away from the source and they can detect vibration associated with thrashing miles away. Once stimulated by fluid and / or vibration they lack conscious control and will attack what it thinks is its pray. Prior to its attack, a membranous lid closes over the eyes to protect them from bone or other matter; it literally does not see.

If you’re a diver the chances of being attacked by a shark are lower than you being hit by space debris. Snorkelers are at a slightly greater risk for no other reason than you’re close to the surface; therefore, backlit. Snorkeler behavior may also add to that increased probably, and I’ll touch on that later in my article. The overwhelming majority of shark attacks are close to shore in warm water of considerable turbidity and highly oxygenated from surf and/or tidal activity.

To avoid or survive a shark attack you need to identify conditions, behavior and control your actions. So, let’s talk about that.

If you ever find yourself in travel brochure like waters, with pristine white sand ocean floors and crystalline aquarium like water, live it up. You may see an occasional sardine but that’s about it. These waters indicate a barren ecosystem absent of any flora to serve as a nutritional source. No nutrients, no herbivores; thereby, no carnivores. It’s only when you get out to the outer reefs where you get plant life and ecosystems that support a food chain. In fact if you see a shark within an inner reef it’s likely the shark was caught in tidal activity and is waiting for a high tide to get out of Dodge.

Turbidity in ocean water comes from surf and tidal activity as well as an abundance of plant matter much of which is microscopic in size. This is particularly true in coastal areas where you have residual fertilizer runoff. Shallow, warm water that is highly oxygenated by tidal and surf activity will give rise to plant matter. Under these conditions, smaller herbivores come close to shore for feeding; in the process attracting tier one predators. To a shark, warm and highly oxygenated water is like giving George Burns Viagra. The shark is highly stimulated – this does not translate to plotting against you!

What does a highly stimulated shark look like? Most visible to divers and snorkelers, a stimulated shark will change directions frequently, slightly arch its back and pull its pectoral fins together, and rocks its head from side to side. If you observe that behavior you have reason for concern. Swimmers, surfers and beachgoers present false targets. Here’s how that happens. Visualize yourself standing in waist deep water, with surf breaking around you and arms dangling in the water – form that image in your mind. The human leg tapers from thick to thin, just like the body of a fish; to that image add a human hand resting on the leg. It looks like the pectoral fins on a fish doesn’t it?. A shark with poor vision to begin with, who is also in stimulated condition, will hit that false target believing that it is pray.

Surfers with arms and feet dangling from the board and backlit by the sun look like seals. That’s the reason most surfer attacks come from the larger sharks.

Swimmers, particularly weak swimmers, tend to smack the water with hands and feet as they swim setting up vibrations that serve to attract a shark. In turbid warm water, that vibration could be enough to trigger the shark’s feeding posture.

So, what should you do when confronted by an aggressive shark. First, keep in mind that the shark will not eat you but a shark bite can cause you to bleed out. Remember that when a shark hits you, it is stimulated and you need to disconnect that instinct from its small brain. You need to be as aggressive as you can be. Hit the shark on the snout (repeatedly if necessary) and the gill area, what you’re trying to accomplish is replace the feeding drive with its self-preservation instinct.

Other things that beachgoers and swimmers should be aware of; don’t be in the water by yourself, for various reason; don’t swim in no light or low light conditions, like dusk or dawn; if you see someone fishing offshore on a boat and said boat is within a mile to half-mile from shore, don’t swim; if you see people shore fishing, don’t swim and if you are within 1 or 2 miles from a pier that allows fishing, don’t swim. All of these conditions can easily be solved by local ordinances and enforcement of existing ordnances.

Go to the beach, enjoy the sun, surf and sand but be safe through knowledge and awareness. Have a great 4th of July weekend!

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L C Industries Data Incident Notification

Tactical Assault Gear (T.A.G.) was recently hacked and customer personal data has been compromised. If you have a customer account at www.tacticalgearstore.com, you should soon see a Data Incident Notification from LC Industries.

The incident took place on or about 2 June 2015 when the company discovered that malicious software was introduced into their servers. The malicious software was detected and removed and the server was shutdown for security upgrades.  The information maliciously accessed  may include individual name, credit card number (including security codes and expiration date), e-mail address, website username and password.

Readers with account relationships should contact LC Industries at (919) 596-8277 for additional information. We’d like to suggest that you change your website password as soon as possible.

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Liberty Ammunition Independence Day Sale


From July 3 – 6, 2015, Liberty Ammunition is offering 25 percent off all ammunition sales at www.libertyammunition.com.

Ammunition for sale on the Liberty Ammunition website includes 9mm, 40 S&W, 45 ACP, 380 Auto, .38 Special, .357 Magnum, 10mm Auto and 45 Long Colt in its Civil Defense line and .223 REM 55 Grain in its Silverado Hunting line. Liberty Ammunition also has for sale reloading components, T-shirts, hats, koozies and clear ballistic gel blocks.

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A Word From The Ghost

Badass jackets are priced lower and all rifle bags are 25% off. GGG is also selling bags specifically for short barreled rifles.
The new bag is called the
Apparition Bag. The introductory price of the Apparition is $200 and currently is offered in three different color schemes.

GGG’s Freedom Sale starts today, July 2nd, and runs through Monday July 6th.  Shop now.


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Tactical Tailor’s Independence Day Sale

Tactical Tailor

Independence Day Sale

The Tactical Tailor Independence Day Sale is going on now! Tactical Tailor brand gear is 25% off—and select items are a whopping 40% off! Sale ends July 6th.

Go celebrate some glorious freedom and maybe have a drink of some, too. Then go take advantage of the Tactical Tailor Independence Day Sale, going on now!

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Silencerco Ships Its 5,000th Omega Suppressor

SilencerCo’s enormous success translates into 5,000 Omegas shipped with many more orders needing to be filled. In celebration of hitting that mark, SilencerCo will be giving away an AXTS MI-T556 Carbine with an Omega.  Click the image for details and to enter for your chance to win!
Stay tuned for more details later this summer  and continue to #FightTheNoise.


Enter Now!

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Kalashnikov USA’s New American Weapons Now Available

June 2015 –Kalashnikov USA, manufacturer of Kalashnikov style firearms, announced that the new American Kalashnikov models are now available through Acusport, Big Rock Sports, Bill Hicks, Ellett Brothers, RSR, Sports South and others.

“We have made good on the promise delivered at SHOT Show, to provide our customers with a quality product at a competitive price by the second quarter of this year,” Thomas McCrossin, CEO of Kalashnikov USA said.

Under the new banner “Russian Heritage / American Innovation,” the new US models are built on the classic AK 47 rifle and shotgun platforms with a focus on designing firearms for the American shooter using the latest manufacturing technologies. New features on the Kalashnikov USA models include a nitrocarburized case hardening on barrels and chambers to extend life and provide a high corrosion resistance. Also, the barrels have been threaded to accept muzzle breaks and suppressor systems. The bolt and bolt carrier have been enhanced for a smoother action, and an integrated hold open feature has been added to the safety lever.

“Our customers will be pleased with the quality of our American weapons and our new designs,” Bill Silver, VP of sales for Kalashnikov USA added. “American innovation has provided a better weapon at a better price.”

For more information on Kalashnikov USA, visit www.kalashnikov-usa.com. Stay up-to-date on the latest news from Kalashnikov USA on Facebook.

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TPG Luxury Introduces the Elite Portage Messenger Bag

Boynton Beach, Fla. (June 2015) – Tacprogear, a leading manufacturer of tactical equipment used by professionals around the globe, is pleased to introduce the newest product in its Luxury Line, the Elite Portage Messenger Bag. TPG’s luxury messenger bag is where laptop carry meets stylish organization with a simple, soft and clean interior.An industry game changer and an everyday carry at its best, prototype testers called the Elite Portage Messenger Bag low-profile, with ultramodern features easily identifiable to the savvy customer.

The Elite Portage Messenger Bag features:

  • Classic messenger fit
  • Ultra durable weather-resistant fabric
  • Waterproof zippers with military heat shrink pull tabs
  • Military grade hardware
  • Four exterior and four interior zipper pockets
  • Uber comfortable, removable, custom adjustable designed neoprene shoulder strap
  • Low-profile super soft leather cushioned carry handle
  • Leather accented side pockets with fleece microfiber lining
  • Back-entry fleece lined zipper pocket for iPad or 13″ laptop
  • Interior neoprene slot for 15″ or 17″ laptop
  • Super weather-resistant durable bottom for all seasons
  • Wolf Gray interior for easy viewing
  • Fidlock of Germany custom round magnetic one handed snap pocket closure system
  • Can be retrofitted with concealed ballistic armor package (please call 786-292-2706)
  • Quick access passport and key fob exterior pocket placement

Weighing 2.9 lbs. and measuring 17″ W x 15″ H x 6.5″ D, the Elite Portage Messenger Bag is made from 1680D ballistic nylon (exterior), 1000D TPE waterproof fabric, neoprene and split PU coated cowhide leather. MSRP $340.00.

The Elite Portage Messenger Bag is available for purchase on the TPG and TPG Black websites.

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High Speed Gear Has A Red White and Blue Taco For You




 To celebrate Independence Day, High Speed Gear Has Announce a Limited Release of  Patriotic TACO®’s.

For a limited time you can get  these items in Red, White and Blue:

Pistol TACO®, Rifle TACO® Double Decker TACO®, X2R TACO®, and iTACO™

Click Here to order yours before they are gone.

These TACO®s are a Limited Run Release and are only available for purchase through July 12th. Available for immediate shipment within 72 hours of purchase! After 12JUL2015 they will no longer be offered.


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MAGPUL Now Shipping M-LOK Tripod Adapter

M-LOK™ Tripod Adapter

The M-LOK Tripod Adapter for metal M-LOK compatible hand guards or forends mounts directly onto any tripod head equipped with the common Manfrotto RC2/Q2 interface. This adapter allows the user to mount their rifle directly to a tripod head without the use of any additional saddles giving them a secure shooting platform.

The M-LOK Tripod Adapter is machined from aluminum and finished in Mil-Spec anodizing which offers excellent corrosion resistance. The beveled ends and corners produce a minimal footprint allowing the user to keep the M-LOK Tripod Adapter attached to the weapon system at all times with minimal snagging hazards.


  • Compatible exclusively with Manfrotto products using RC2/Q2 rapid connect adapter
  • Directly mounts to metal M-LOK hand guards and forends (not intended for use with polymer hand guards or forends)
  • Cammed T-Nuts
  • Mil-Spec anodized aluminum
  • Compact and low profile, covers only two M-LOK slots
  • Beveled ends and corners
  • Recoil/impact mitigation lugs
  • M.S.R.P. $49.95
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You Decide (A Poll)

Given how completely screwed-up things are, making it through another week is in and of itself cause for celebration; so, yes we’re excited that another weekend is upon us, and as always a good weekend deserves a good shoot-the-shit. This week’s shoot-the-shit takes on the form of a poll, but first some background.

Current period commercial ads are increasingly more and more  remarkable. We have a guy  looking to wart medication and at 10x fast forward the ad suggests you discontinue usage if you experience bleeding of the brain or your ass slams shut.

Then there’s the Tena commercial with two women screaming lyrics “it’s finally happened to me” I guess celebrating how great it is to leak in their pads. I can think of a couple of things that hasn’t happened to them, but… You know what I’m tawkin about here (as Dice Clay would say)!

It seems the only decent and informative commercial on the air is the Koch commercial, until we more closely scrutinized the video. We present a section of the video below and ask that you decide.

So here’s our poll

Have a great weekend everyone! Spend time with your family, go to the range and send some lead downrange or hang out with your buds!

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COLT Canada Will Replace The Canadian Ranger’s Lee Enfield Rifle.

The the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) has awarded Colt Canada a $1.5 million contract that will allow Canadian Rangers to evaluate new rifles and leading to a second contract for up to 6,500 rifles.


The new rifle is based on the SAKO T3 CTR rifle and  supplied by Stoeger Canada, a Beretta company. Prototypes were delivered to the Rangers for a trial that lasts until the end of the year. The production of 6,500 or more rifles will start in mid-2016, with completion in 2018.

Colt Canada will produce the barrel, bolt and receiver under license from SAKO. The modified T3 will feature a larger bolt handle, enlarged trigger guard to accommodate gloved hands plus protected front and rear iron sights and  two-stage trigger with three-position safety.The new rifle will be manufactured in orange or red color with Ranger Crest.

The Canadian Rangers are a sub-component of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve that patrols the north and other remote areas of Canada.

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Gun Storage Solutions Has Interesting Tools To Tidy Up Your Safe



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Crimson Trace Announces The LG-469G For The Springfield XD-S

LG-469G Green Crimson Trace Laserguard

Crimson Trace, announced the company’s newest GREEN diode Laserguard®—the LG-469G. This newest product in the comprehensive Laserguard line is designed to fit Springfield Armory’s XD-S.

Among the many features of the new compact and lightweight LG-469G Laserguard are: Instinctive Activation™, a master on/off switch, windage and elevation adjustment screws and a brilliant Crimson Trace green laser diode powered by a 1/3N 3V lithium battery. The LG-469G attaches along the Springfield Armory XD-S pistol’s trigger guard and onto the rail slots on the forward section of the frame.

M.S.R.P. for the new LG-469G Laserguard  is $299. The unit will also be offered as a special package with a fitted pocket holster and an MSRP of $309. For more details, visit www.conditioncrimson.com or call 800-442-2406.

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Adaptive Tactical Firearms and Accessories Now Available in Kryptek Highlander Camo

Nampa, Idaho (June 2015) –Adaptive Tactical, LLC, manufacturers of innovative firearm stocks, magazines, conversion kits and accessories, is pleased to announce that its firearms and accessories are now available in the Kryptek Highlander Camouflage pattern.

“We are pleased to be partnered with Kryptek; their patterns are unique and remarkably effective. Unlike most camouflage patterns that only work at close distances, Kryptek provides concealment when seen from long range,” said Gary Cauble, director of sales and marketing for Adaptive Tactical.      


Kryptek Highlander Camo on Adaptive Tactical’s  Sidewinder Venom 10-Round Box Magazine and Wraptor Forend Kit

One of the products offered in Kryptek’s Highlander Camo option is the Sidewinder Venom Kit with 10-Round Box Magazine and Wraptor Forend. This at-home installation kit transforms your Mossberg 590, 500 and 88 series 12 gauge pump action shotgun into a 10-round magazine fed, smooth operating, fast cycling, tactical shotgun. The kit also adds to your shotgun an adjustable stock and a tactical forend with a patented “sight tunnel” that allows the user to rapidly attain a sight picture and acquire targets faster.

Kryptek is offered on a variety of Adaptive Tactical products, including its SE 4000 Kits, Sidewinder Magazines, Complete Sidewinder Shotguns and EX Stock & Forend sets for Remington and Mossberg shotguns.

Adaptive Tactical also offers its firearms and accessories in other camouflage options, such as Desert Digital, MultiCam, DCS A-TACS Camo and StōnCamo.

For more information on Adaptive Tactical, visit www.adaptivetactical.com

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TACPROGEAR Packable Shoulder Bag Is Now Available




Tacprogear of Boynton Beach, FL, announced that its Packable Shoulder Bag is now available. This stunning lightweight Packable Shoulder Bag incorporates both practical organization and compartmentalization for the savvy traveler

. Expanding quickly, this luxury packable delivers functionality when carrying a wide variety of “must haves” on the road.

 The Packable Shoulder Bag features:

  • 200 Denier Ripstop nylon
  • Adjustable shoulder strap
  • Dual zipper with shrink wrap zipper pulls
  • Easy access outer pocket for quick stash
  • Gun Cover bottom protects the lightweight bag when setting it down
  • Right side holds five Sharpie® pens
  • Wolf Gray interior color aids in viewing items more clearly
  • Hook/loop closure for inside side pocket
  • YKK Zippers

Weighing in at 3 ounces, the Packable Shoulder Bag is available in black and measures 16″ L x 4″ W x 12″ H. It can be turned into a packable size of 7.5″ L x 2″ W x 6″ H. MSRP $44.00.

The Packable Shoulder bag is available for purchase on the TPG and TPG Black websites.

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Thomas Carlson joins Daniel Defense as Director of Marketing Communications

imageBlack Creek, GA- June 23, 2015– Daniel Defense, engineering and manufacturing the world’s finest firearms, precision rail systems and accessories, today announced that Thomas Carlson has joined Daniel Defense as the Director of Marketing Communications, reporting directly to Cindy Daniel, Executive Vice President and Vice President of Marketing. He began at Daniel Defense on June 22, 2015. He assumes responsibility for the Daniel Defense marketing communications strategy, including print media, and online media, direct mail, editorial placement, media production and public relations to support our marketing and sales objectives.

Carlson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of California, Los Angeles in Santa Monica, CA.

He comes to Daniel Defense with significant industry experience—his skillset and prowess will enhance the outstanding marketing organization. With his expertise in directing marketing communications from concept to execution, he will contribute greatly to the mission of promoting and elevating the Daniel Defense Brand throughout the world.

Daniel says, “His passion and experience in the firearms industry gives Thomas an advantage in communicating with Daniel Defense’s core customers and media partners.”

“I am excited to be a part of the Daniel Defense brand and looking forward to help further the development of an already leading firearm company”, said Thomas.

He can be reached at 1-866-544-GUNS (4867) ext. 3232 or tcarlson@danieldefense.com.

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Dead Air Armament Will Demo Suppressors at Deliberate Dynamics Range Days

Lawrenceville, Ga. (June 2015) –Dead Air Armament will be allowing curious firearms enthusiasts to turn up the silence by testing out Dead Air suppressors at Deliberate Dynamics Range Days June 24 – 25, 2015 at the Desert-Tech Training Facility located near Tremonton, Utah.

Dead Air Armament will be demoing its suppressors to the military, law enforcement, federal agency and first responder personnel only June 24 and will open up to the public June 25. Anyone who can legally own a firearm can attend on the second day. Swag bags full of gear and pro deal coupons will be provided and each attendee will receive a free raffle ticket for the opportunity to win a suppressor on both days.

To participate in the Law Enforcement / Military Only Range Day, please email rangeday@deliberatedynamics.com to sign up. To attend the Civilian Range Day, visit www.deliberatedynamics.com for more information and to sign up.

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Spyderco’s Reverse – A Unique Craig Douglas and Michael Janich Compromise


Where some knives lend themselves to specific combat styles, Spyderco’s Reverse is very much style agnostic. This is a fighting knife with a totally cool twist. A collaboration between Craig Douglas and Michael Janich, two trainers and marshal artists with very different philosophies.

Read My Review…

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U.S. Army Updates Its Modular Handgun System (MHS) Draft Request For Proposal (DRFP)

In an effort to more accurately reflect industry input, the U.S. Army has on 8 June 2015 amended solicitation W15QKN-15-R-0002, Modular Handgun System(MHS) Draft RFP and designated the “to  be selected” sidearm as the XM17. The full text of this notice can be obtained here.

The Army Contracting Command-New Jersey (ACC-NJ), on behalf of Project Manager Soldier Weapons (PM SW) anticipates awarding an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) Contract to support the Modular Handgun System (MHS). This Full & Open Competition (F&OC) intends to award 3 IDIQ contracts for Production Verification Testing (PVT) units and then down select to one awardee for production units.
This Draft RFP #2 reflects requirement and source selection updates inclusive of, but not limited to industry feedback. Industry is encouraged to review Draft RFP #2 and provide any additional feedback/questions. Interested vendors are requested to submit written questions regarding the content of the Draft RFP #2 no later than 28 June 2015 5:00 PM EST. Please submit questions via email to Vincent Turco, at vincent.f.turco.civ@mail.mil; and Dan Potempa at:

The final solicitation, originally scheduled to be released 2 Jan 2015,  should be available in 2016. Once a final selection and testing is completed, in 2017, the selected vendor or vendors can look forward to about 500,000 units, consisting of 280,000 for the Army, 212,000 for all other services and 7,000 compact frame version. Col Scott Armstrong, program manager for Soldier Weapons had this to say:

“The XM17 will provide Warfighters with greater accuracy, target acquisition [and] ergonomic design… “…the new handgun will also be more reliable, durable and easier to maintain.”

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Fabricating The Strike One – Arsenal Firearms Factory Tour With Larry Vickers

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Ashbury Precision Ordnance Long Range Rifle Shooting Experience


Ashbury Precision Ordnance (APO) is one of the most highly regarded purveyors of long range shoulder fired weapon systems. They produce rifles of exceptional quality and precision for the military, law enforcement and the commercial space. Remington 700 owners already know that APO chassis, for the 700 platform, are unsurpassed for quality and accuracy. APO is also on the leading edge of training and safe shooting through their APO Rifle Sports Club. The Club is an excellent venue to increase your knowledge and proficiency while contributing to America Snipers.org. Please consider joining and share your shooting experience with no fluff professionals. Check it out!

Shoot with Jim & Melissa Gilliland!

Jim’s biography includes the longest confirmed kill in history with a .308Win at 1250m; leader of 2005’s most successful US Army Sniper Section; two combat tours each in Afghanistan & Iraq; US Army 3/75th Ranger Regiment; Ranger Instructor Mountain Phase Ranger School; History Channel “Sniper: Inside the Crosshairs”; host on Trigger Time TV; owner of Shadow 6 Consulting.

Melissa is an active Precision Rifle Series competitive shooter.

Cost to Attend

 APO RifleSports Club Details

  • Fundamentals of Precision Long Range Rifle Shooting
  • Environmental Data Collection
  • Laser Range Finders
  • Ballistic Software & Range Cards Come-ups
  • Match Grade Ammo
  • Chronographing Rifles & Ammo
  • Suppressors & Muzzle Brakes
  • Reactive Steel Targets from 100 yds to 1500 yds!
  • Individual Coaching by Veteran US Military Sniper Instructors & Experienced Long Range Shooters
  • Suppressed Precision Rifle Shooting
  • Custom HK & Glock Pistol Shooting with Reflex Sights
  • Hot Grilled Lunch Included!

Attendance is Limited – Approved Invitation Required; email:Events@AshburyPrecisionOrdnance.com or call 434-296-8600 x425 to request your invitation Today!


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American Built Arms Company Father’s Day Sale

Receive 15 percent off entire order through June 21, 2015 at www.abarms.com

Glen Rock, Pa.(June 2015)American Built Arms Company (A*B Arms), a veteran-owned, Type 07 U.S. manufacturer of firearms and firearms parts and accessories to the civilian, law enforcement and defense industry, is happy to announce a special sale just in time for Father’s Day. Customers will receive 15 percent off an entire order through

June 21, 2015 when discount code POPS is entered at checkout.

This sale includes, but is not limited to, such popular items as A*B Arms bolt carrier groups, AR-15 hand guards, rails, grips, Mission Critical Kits and A*B Arms latest product, the MOD*X Modular Rifle System for the Remington Model 700 SA. Give dad, granddad and great-granddad quality, Made in America products this Father’s Day!

To see the full line of products available for purchase, please visit www.abarms.com.

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Liberty Ammunition Father’s Day Sale


Bradenton, Fla. (June 2015) –Liberty Ammunition, the global leader in high performance, lead-free ammunition for military, law enforcement and civilian markets, a global leader in high performance, lead-free ammunition for military, law enforcement and civilian markets, is saying “thank you” to all the fathers out there with a special Father’s Day sale from June 19 – 21, 2015 offering 15% off all ammunition purchases at checkout at www.libertyammunition.com.

“We wanted to do something for all those sons and daughters that struggle with ‘What to get Dad?’ As a child, I always tried to give my father something that would create some Father/Son time-you know, golf balls, fishing gear, etc.- the things we could do together. It may sound selfish, but now that I am a father I hope my children will take the same approach. I firmly believe that the gift of shared timed with the people we love trumps any ‘item’ we can buy. I encourage everyone to get their father some ammo and get a range day or hunt in with him using his Father’s Day Gift: Liberty’s Civil Defense or Silverado Ammunition. I wish everyone a safe and Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there!” remarked Liberty Ammunition’s VP of Sales and Marketing Matt Phillips.

Customers can find ammunition for sale on the Liberty Ammunition website in 9mm, 40 S&W, 45 ACP, 380 Auto, .38 Special, .357 Magnum, 10mm Auto and 45 Long Colt in its Civil Defense line and .223 REM 55 Grain in its Silverado Hunting line.

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Arsenal Inc.’s SBR Krinks


Arsenal is offering some very nice SBR Krinks chambered in 5.56×45 and 5.45×39. All NFA rules apply.

The Arsenal, Inc. factory SBR in an authentic Krinkov configuration. The following configurations are available: SLR-104UR Series in 5.45×39.5mm caliber, or SLR-106UR Series 5.56x45mm (.223 NATO) caliber. These are stamped receiver rifles that utilize the short gas system (Krinkov or AKS-74U) front sight block / gas block combination. They come in either Wood, Black Polymer ribbed handguards with stainless steel heat shield, or the Precision Picatinny Quad Rail “Krink” Handguard System. All have chrome lined hammer forged barrel with 24×1.5mm right-hand threads and a Bulgarian cone flash hider. Featured with a 2-stage trigger, scope rail, and equipped with Arsenal, Inc.’s already famous left-side folding black polymer buttstock or original Bulgarian triangular metal stock. The folding buttstock makes the SBR compact rifle for carrying easily and locks in its extended position rock-solid, providing all the comfort you need during shooting.
These SBR rifles accept any Bulgarian mil-spec double stack magazines available through K-Var.com

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The Only Reason Russians Want To Be In The Ukraine

This Friday’s shoot-the-shit topic is for Dad. He’s that special guy that takes out the garbage, puts off playing 18 holes to take the family to the zoo, leaves the house at 5:00 a.m. and comes home at 6:00 p.m., he can fix anything and he’s always there when he’s needed. It is for you we think we found the only reason Russians want to be in the Ukraine.

This Ukrainian pole dancing competition if for you. Mom’s do something nice for Dad and have a great weekend all!

Happy Father’s Day!

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Team Never Quit LLC™ Ammunition and reloading brass now carried by the biggest names in the industry


WALLER, Texas-  (June 18, 2015) Marcus Luttrell, retired Navy SEAL and New York Times best-selling author of Lone Survivor, and Team Never Quit™ (TNQ) announce Team Never Quit ammunition and bagged commercial reloading brass to hit retailers’ shelves nationwide. Manufacturing and roll-out to the market is being driven by Snake River Shooting Products and Consulting Inc. (SRSP) as they work to leverage the best possible innovations into the industry’s top retailers.  The Team Never Quit ammo line incorporates quality, science, and innovation to ensure alignment with the expectations of elite military operators, passing on the best of the best to the industry.    
Cabelas, Lucky Gunner, Brownells, Texas Ammo Group, Evernham Sales Associates, and Warrior Kit, to name a few, are all known for supplying the best sporting lines in the industry and are now carrying Team Never Quit products.

“We could not be more pleased than to have these top names in the industry joining Team Never Quit! TNQ is about an attitude and way of life supporting Veterans and giving back, to be part of something larger than ourselves, and these companies embody that mission, with more coming on board daily!”, said Casey Betzold, President of Snake River Shooting Products.

A full list of partners carrying Team Never Quit ammunition and bagged brass can be found at http://www.snakerivershootingproducts.com/ammunition.

The Team Never Quit™ brand, led by Luttrell is about premium quality products the customer can count on every time.  Luttrell and his team play a key role in the manufacturing process, personally testing the products to ensure consistency and quality. “We aren’t trying to reinvent the wheel with the ammunition. We are simply working hard every day to be a little better than the day before, surrounding ourselves with good people to get the job done.  We are happy to have these good people on board supporting TNQ products.” stated Luttrell. A key component for the Team is that the line provides an option to the market with 100-percent-US-manufactured, high-quality products across many different calibers.  
The line features calibers including .223 Rem, .300 Blackout, .308 Win, .338 Lapua Mag, .380 Auto, 9mm, 38 SP, 38 SP +P, 357 Mag, .40 S&W, 10mm, 44 Mag, 45 Colt, and .45 Auto. Plans are already in motion to expand the line further in 2015. Learn more about the TNQ brand at http://www.teamneverquit.com and  http://www.snakerivershootingproducts.com.
Snake River Shooting Products and Consulting Inc (SRSP), is working hand-in-hand with TNQ to lead the charge on driving the brand to the market ensuring the quality and performance is unmatched and leading-edge.

“It is our full expectation to provide the best possible products that surpass anything on the market today, and we could not be more honored than to be working with Marcus Luttrell and his team to bring his vision to life in the world of ammunition and components” stated Casey Betzold, president of SRSP. “When you work with people who have sacrificed so much for this great country and have the real-world experience well beyond that of the everyday shooter, and combine that with the manufacturing and performance record of companies like Jagemann, Sinterfire, and PNW Arms, the results are unsurpassed.”

All of the TNQ ammo and brass products can be ordered by contacting SRSP at sales@snakerivershootingproducts.com.

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Kalashnikov Concern Announces A New 9mm Pistol For The Russian Army and Competition

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Kalashnikov Concern revealed the prototype of a new 9mm pistol “PL-14″ (Pistol designed by Lebedev) at the International military-technical Forum «ARMY-2015» from June, 16 to June, 19 in Kubinka (Moscow region). The concept of the pistol was developed jointly by the experts of the Russian special forces and IPSC competitive shooters.

The distinguishing feature of “PL-14″ is its enhanced ergonomics and balance that meet modern notions of human biomechanics and modern pistol shooting techniques in the best way. Special attention was paid to the unique aesthetics of the new pistol.

“The versatility of our new pistol allows to use it not only as a military weapon for the military forces and police, but also as a pistol for different shooting competitions – said Kalashnikov CEO Alexey Krivoruchko. – We intend to produce different variants of the pistol, for example, with certain characteristics of the trigger mechanism for special forces units, as well as a civilian version with trigger that would be suitable for practical shooting competitions as well”.

The gun is very thin in comparison with its counterparts: the thickness of the grip is 28 mm and 21mm is the thickness at the front of the slide. All controls on the pistol are ambidextrous, so it could be used by right- and left- handed shooters effectively. The pistol has Picatinny rail integrated in its construction.

Automatic calculation methods applied during the creation of the gun, will ensure great reliability. With its improved ergonomics pistol has minimal recoil and muzzle rise which makes speed shooting very effective.

Particular attention is paid to the safety of this pistol: trigger mechanism ensures that there will be no mechanical accidental discharge, even after falling from a great height onto a hard surface. In addition, the basic version will have longer and heavier trigger to prevent accidental discharge if shooter keeps his finger on the trigger. On another version of the pistol for highly skilled users (special forces and competitive shooters), trigger will be lighter.

In addition, the increased safety of the new 9mm pistol is provided by loaded chamber indicator, which allows checking the weapon even in gloves and during low light situations. In addition, the indicator has an additional function: coupled with a modified geometry of the chamber it allows shooting with defective ammunition when brass size does not meet the specs.

  • Caliber, mm 9×19
  • Length mm 220
  • Height mm 136
  • Thickness mm 28
  • Barrel length 127 mm
  • Magazine capacity, rounds 15
  • Weight without ammunition, 0.8 kg
  • Weight with ammunition 0.99 kg

The “Concern “KALASHNIKOV” is Russia’s largest manufacturer of a wide range of civil products including hunting rifles and shotguns, sporting rifles, machines and tools. State corporation Rostec retains 51% of the shares while private investors own 49% of the shares. The company exports its products to more than 27 countries. The concern includes 3 brand companies: “Kalashnikov”, “Baikal”, “Izhmash” .

State Corporation Rostec – is a Russian corporation established in 2007 for civil, military and dual-purpose high-technology industrial production development, manufacture and exportation promotion. The corporation comprises 700 companies, 9 of which operate in the military-industrial complex, and 5 in civilian sectors. The group also includes 22 direct management organizations. Rostec comprises the well-know known brands such as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA an others. Rostec organizations are located in 60 regions of the Russian Federation. Company products are delivered to markets in more than 70 countries. In 2013, Rostec had an income of 1.04 trillion rubles. The overall tax liabilities of Rostec at all levels exceeded 138 billion rubles.

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Surefire’s P2X Featuring IntelliBeam™ Technology


The P2X Fury features Surefire’s auto-adjusting IntelliBeam™ Technology. A first press or click activates its intelligent sensor and microprocessor-based system to continuously evaluate and seamlessly adjust light output based on your surroundings, so you always have the light output you need, and at the same time it also preserves dark-adapted vision by never activating on high in close quarters. For tactical light output, just press or click twice to lock 600 lumens of output. M.S.R.P.  $229

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2015 Texas Firearms Festival: On Target for Nov. 14 & 15

Liberty Hill, Texas (06/17/2015) The 2015 Texas Firearms Festival is good to go. On November 14 and 15, at Best of the West Shooting Sports in Liberty Hill, Texas, some of the firearms industry’s heaviest heavy hitters will be presenting – and selling – their guns at the “come and shoot it” event.

Exhibitors include Smith & Wesson, FNH USA, SIG SAUER, STI, PWS, Walther, CMC Triggers, Blaser USA, LWRC, Bergara, Henry Repeating Arms, Republic Forge and IWI. That’s in addition to knife makers, Second Amendment groups, holster companies, authors, gun trusts and more selling their goods and services in the Retail Village. More than 50 companies have reserved their spot in the Retail Village.

“We’ve created the firearms industry’s number one brand-building experiential marketing event,” the Texas Firearms Festival’s COO asserts. “It’s a Texas-sized live-fire gun show, where bullets go down range and cash changes hands. With our expanded Retail Village, FastPass VIP system, new Competition Zone and Austin food trucks, this year’s Texas Firearms Festival is bigger and better than ever.”

Johnson says there’s room for more exhibitors. “I’ve got one exhibition bay, three rifle range positions and two shotgun fields left. And we’re making room for more Retail Village vendors.” Aspiring exhibitors can claim their place at the 2015 Texas Firearms Festival by calling 401-835-5054 or emailing lee@texasgunfest.com. “It’s first come, first-served,” Johnson says.

“We’ve already sold 500 tickets and it’s not even July!” Johnson boasts. “We’ll have three thousand shooters and at least a thousand non-shooters checking into the Festival . . . Last year, 83 percent of participants said the Festival influenced their choice of future firearms. If you want to fly the flag, meet the folks, shoot some guns and make customers for life, you need to be there.”


The Texas Firearms Festival is held annually at Best of the West Shooting Sports in Liberty Hill, Texas. This year’s Festival runs on the 14th and 15th of November. For more information, ticket sales or exhibitor details, go to www.texasgunfest.com, call 401-835-5054 or email lee@texasgunfest.com.

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IWI CLOSE QUARTERS | Vol. 1, Issue 2

To read IWI’s newsletter, click on the image above. They always have some great stuff going on – giveaways, partners, contests and more.

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Mission First Tactical Releases New AR Keymod Rail System

The 7″ all-metal rail system replaces the plastic factory hand guard in minutes.

Horsham, Pa. (June 2015) –Mission First Tactical, LLC (MFT), a leader in USA-made rifle/carbine accessories, released its newest product, the TEKKO Metal AR Carbine KeyMod Rail System

(TMARCKRS). The all-metal KeyMod attachment system replaces the plastic factory hand guard and provides secure mounting for KeyMod accessories such as MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rail attachments, vertical grips, bipods, lights, lasers and other rail mounted kits.

“We put a lot of hard work into this rail system and it shows. It’s lightweight, tough as nails and you can install it in minutes. It’s the definition of mission first,” said MFT’s Vice President, David Edelman.

The rail system features an easy, drop-in installation, requiring no screws, special tools or alterations by a gunsmith, leaving no permanent alterations to the rifle. The unit is held in place by a delta ring and handguard cap. Made in the USA and featuring a lifetime warranty, the seven inch rail is made out of Type 3 hard coat anodized aluminum.

   Features and Functions:

  • No Gunsmithing
  • Drop-in screwless installation
  • Secure platform for mounting KeyMod Picatinny rails and accessories
  • Lightweight 6061 aluminum construction is Type 3 hard coat anodized
  • Carbine handguard replacement (7″)
  • KeyMod: The New Standard in Modularity
  • MSRP $124.99
  • Made in the USA

For more information on Mission First Tactical, visit www.missionfirsttactical.com.

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Silencerco’s Father’s Day Sale


Silencerco invites you to take advantage of 25% off SilencerCo merchandise, muzzle devices, rifle suppressor mounts, threaded barrels, and Harvester 300 BLK ammunition!

This sale runs through June 20th and there’s no limit to the number or variety of eligible items you can order.  Place your order now to ensure delivery by Father’s Day! 

Shop Now

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Two Day AK Operator’s Class–Larry Vickers

  • Classes hosted in partnership with Circle 10 AK, Destructive Devices Industries, Llc., DDI & Krebs Custom.
  • There will be demo guns for students to use and try during the class. Sample packs/goody bags will be handed out.

JULY 2015

Larry Vickers 2-Day AK Operators Class – July 11-12, 2015 – Mount Carroll, IL
Larry Vickers 1911 Operators Course – July 15-16, 2015 – Lincoln, IL


Larry Vickers 2-Day Level-1 Handgun Class – Oct 10-11, 2015 – Reevesville, SC

Mailing Address: Vickers Tactical, Inc., 3439 Ramsey St., PMB 131, Fayetteville, NC 28311

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Post a Hunting Photo with Dad and Win Two X-Sight Rifle Scopes From ATN

South San Francisco, Calif. (June 2015) – American Technologies Network Corp. (ATN), innovators of advanced night vision, thermal imaging and digital Smart HD optics for hunters, outdoor enthusiasts, military and law enforcement, is pleased to announce a new photo contest, Generation X-Sight, in time for Father’s Day. The contest will award two X-Sight HD Rifle Scopes to the father and son/daughter duo whose photo of themselves hunting, shooting or enjoying the outdoors together receives the most likes. The entrant with the second most likes will win a Shot Trak HD Gun Camera.

Brian ‘Pigman’ Quaca and his dad, Tom ‘Dap’ Quaca

“Honor your dad this Father’s Day and share a picture of yourself spending time with him in the outdoors hunting or shooting; that’s what I’m going to do,” said Brian “Pigman” Quaca, host of The Sportsman Channel’s “Pig Man: The Series.”

“My dad taught me how to hunt and for a lot of families the love of hunting and the great outdoors is something that’s passed down through the generations from father to son or father to daughter. We wanted to celebrate Father’s Day and unite two generations of hunters by giving away the next generation of optics to a father and son or father and daughter duo,” said ATN’s Director of Marketing Chip Fong.


First prize will consist of two X-Sight HD Rifle Scopes (prize value $1258 – $1458) and will be given to the entrant with the photo that receives the most likes. The winner will be able to choose between either the 3-12x or 5-18x version of the scope or a combination of the two.

The X-Sight has a high resolution day/night sensor that can be switched between modes so that during the day the user can look through the high-definition scope like any other daytime scope, while at night or in darkness, the sensor can be turned on and the scope can be used like a night vision scope. The X-Sight can also take and record photos and high-definition video and has Wi-Fi and Geotagging capabilities so that hunters can share their adventures with their family and friends.

Second prize will be a Shot Trak HD Gun Camera (prize value $129) and will be given to the submitter of the photo that receives the second most likes.

The Shot Trak HD is a high-definition gun camera built for capturing personal outdoor adventures and has 5-times the magnification of any standard action camera. It is ruggedly built using military-grade materials and is tough enough for repeated recoil. The Shot Trak HD is capable of fully recording target practice, a hunt or outdoor action in full high-definition with sound. It operates with a simple toggle switch and is microSD compatible.

To enter the contest, entrants will need to follow these steps:

  1. Click the contest tab on the ATN Facebook                                                          Page http://bit.ly/GenerationXSight.
  2. Complete the entry form with your required contact information.
  3. Upload your contest photo.
  4. Agree to contest rules and terms and conditions.
  5. Click ‘Enter’ to submit your photo to the contest.
  6. Vote on the photo you like the best.
  7. Share your photo with family and friends to get more likes.

The contest begins Monday, June 15 and ends Monday, June 29, with the winner announced Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

For Official Rules, conditions and regulations, please visit http://bit.ly/GenerationXSightRules.

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Colt Defense, a legendary part of America’s history, has been manufacturing firearms of exceptional quality and styling for over 100 years. They’ve been a prestigious player in the commercial sector; playing a major role in law enforcement and defense as well. The Connecticut-based company announced its decision on Sunday, 14 Jun 2015.

Colt’s official press release identifies Sciens Capital Management LLC as a likely buyer…

“Colt’s current sponsor, Sciens Capital Management LLC (‘Sciens’), has agreed to act as a ‘stalking horse bidder’ and has proposed to purchase substantially all of Colt’s assets and assume secured liabilities and all liabilities related to existing agreements with employees, customers, vendors, and trade creditors…”

We first reported on Colt’s financial challenges late last year. The company’s decision was probably triggered by its inability to meet a $10.5 million debt payment. Colt’s management sees itself coming out of bankruptcy in 60 to 90 days and has assured employees, customers, and distributors that supplies and operations would not be disrupted during the proceedings.

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Chase Tactical Father’s Day Sale…



Chase Tactical’s Father’s Day SALE has kicked off.  Use Coupon Code DADROCKS for 10% OFF your entire order.  SALE ends Sunday 6/14 at Midnight.

Click HERE to begin shopping for Dad!

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