SIG SAUER RX X-Change Kits for P320 and P226 Legion Now In Stock

Upgrade your 9mm P320 or P226 Legion pistols with these ROMEO1 slide assemblies.

Upgrade your 9mm P320 or P226 Legion pistols with these ROMEO1 slide assemblies - while supplies last!


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Maxpedition Introduces Two New Backpacks in the Advanced Gear Research (AGR) Lineup.



For Fall 2018, Maxpedition introduces two(2) new backpacks in the Advanced Gear Research (AGR) lineup. Building upon the success of the Riftcore™ design introduced in early 2016, Maxpedition now offers the larger 30L Riftblade™ and the more compact 15L Riftpoint™ to round out this trio of ergonomic concealed carry capable backpacks. This latest release reinforces Maxpedition’s mission in the creating of the AGR line: to build military-grade tactical gear based on cutting-edge research using custom developed materials & components and with modernized aesthetics. Maxpedition’s pursuit of the best since 2003 has cultivated a clientele that has come to expect only products of uncompromising quality, durability and innovation


Founded in 2003, Maxpedition successfully optimized the design ethos of American military-grade MOLLE gear to suit the needs of everyday life and popularized its functionality to a global audience. Often imitated but never equaled, genuine Maxpedition gear is the benchmark against which others are compared, and it is trusted by special forces operators, law enforcement officers, adventure travelers and prepared citizens around the world. In 2018 and upon the foundation laid by its Legacy and AGR lines, Maxpedition builds the new Entity series of concealed carry products, further strengthening the Maxpedition brand umbrella of tactical carry solutions. In 2018, Maxpedition celebrates its 15 year anniversary. The family-owned company is led by its founder, Tim Tang, and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, USA

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Max Michel Takes Top Prize for Team SIG in First Competition Using SIG SAUER Match Elite Pistol Competition Ammunition


Newington, N.H. (August 16, 2018) – SIG SAUER Inc. congratulates Team SIG Captain, Max Michel, on his first place finish in the Production Optics Division at the U.S. IPSC Nationals held July 13th – 15th in Frostproof, Florida. The IPSC Nationals marks the first competition Max used the newly released SIG SAUER Match Elite Pistol Competition Ammunition.

Max Michel Takes Top Prize for Team SIG in First Competition Using SIG SAUER Match Elite Pistol Competition Ammunition

“At the IPSC Nationals the stakes are high, I was prepared, and as a result finished very strong. This was my first competition using the new SIG SAUER Match Elite Pistol Competition ammunition and it really gave me an edge,” said Team SIG Captain Max Michel. “This new competition ammunition Lena and I developed with SIG SAUER really delivered during difficult shots on both accuracy and speed. With this being my first official competition using the Match Elite Pistol Competition Ammunition I was really pleased with its performance and shootability during the fast-paced IPSC Nationals.”

To claim first place at IPSC Nationals Max competed using his P320 X5, Romeo 3 Optic, and the SIG SAUER Match Elite Pistol Competition Ammunition. The IPSC Nationals is one of four qualifying matches that will determine who represents the United States at the next IPSC World Shoot in Thailand in 2020. Max has represented the U.S.A. in the last seven IPSC World Shoots and holds seven Team Gold medals.

“Max is an exceptional competitor. He is really performing at such a high level right now and we could not be more proud, and impressed, by his wins on behalf of Team SIG,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER Inc. “Max works side by side with our product management and engineering teams to develop products designed for the sport of competitive shooting – clearly the formula for the Match Elite Pistol Competition Ammunition is a big winner.”

The SIG SAUER Match Elite ammunition, used by Max Michel at IPSC Nationals, is only available online at for $29.99 per box of 50 rounds. Cases of 10 boxes will be available for purchase.

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Lyman® Products "What’s On Your Bench?" Sweepstakes

Outfit the Ultimate Reloading Bench for FREE! Lyman Sweepstakes starts August 13th and runs to September 21st, 2018.

Middletown, Conn. (August 2018)Lyman® Products new sweepstakes, “What’s On Your Bench,” starting August 13 – September 21, 2018, will outfit one lucky winner’s reloading bench with every tool ever needed, plus a Savage 10 BA Stealth 6.5 Creedmoor rifle.

Entry is easy*, just sign up for Lyman’s “Zero’d In” newsletter to receive updates and information on great new Lyman Products and you are automatically entered into the “What’s On Your Bench” sweepstakes with a chance to win everything you always wanted for your reloading bench. All sweepstakes entries must be received by September 21, 2018 to qualify and entrants must be 21 years of age or over and residents of the United States.

One lucky winner will receive a Savage 10 BA Stealth long range chassis rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor. It features a factory-blueprinted Model 110 barreled action, mated to a custom version of the Drake Associates Hunter/Stalker monolithic chassis modified to Savage’s specifications. With the rifle, the winner will receive a rifle maintenance mat and Lyman’s new Long Range Precision Rifle Reloading Handbook, the definitive resource for long range cartridge data.

The winner will also receive Lyman’s Ultimate Reloading System which includes:

  • A Brass Smith All-American 8 Reloading press featuring an extra-large 8-station turret machined out of heavy duty cast iron. This frame is large enough to work with the longest rifle cartridges and is designed for use with any standard 7/8” x 14 thread dies and accepts standard shell holders.
  • A GEN6™ Compact Touch Screen Powder System that takes minimum bench space and offers unrestricted pan and touch screen access for both right and left-hand users. The system is packed with state-of-the-art improvements like fast, 3-minute warmup, anti-static and anti-drift technology and has sophisticated electronic shielding to resist interference from other electronic devices such as cell phones.
  • A Lyman Universal® Trimmer that virtually trims all cases from .22 to .458 without additional collets with the patented Universal Chuckhead.
  • A Pro 1200 Turbo® Tumbler featuring a built-in sifter lid for quick and easy media separation.
  • A voucher for a free Lyman Die Set
  • The 50th Edition Lyman Reloading Handbook, a Lyman tradition of being the only data source using multiple brands throughout and the first produced in full color.
  • A Universal Loading Block for rifle or pistol cases.
  • A Case Prep Multi-Tool featuring all the essential case prep accessories in one compact, double-ended storage tool.
  • A Bench Wrench.
  • An E-ZEE Prime™ Hand Priming Tool that works with any popular brand of standard shell holder allowing instant changeover between primer sizes.
  • A Quick Slick™ Case Lube Pump.
  • A Magnum Inertia Bullet Puller.
  • And Stainless Steel Calipers.

Trevor Mullen, VP of Global Marketing and Business Development for Lyman Products, added, “The ‘What’s On Your Bench?’ Sweepstakes is our ultimate giveaway for 2018. Everything anyone needs to get started in reloading including the firearm! This outstanding prize has a value well over $2,000 and will surely set some lucky person up with the best reloading tools and gear of their dreams.”

*Official Rules

All entries must be received by September 21, 2018. Only official online entries will be accepted. The winner will be selected in a random drawing. Decisions are final. Winner will be notified by email. Winner must sign an affidavit of eligibility which must be returned and received within 21 days of the date mailed to potential winner. Entrants must be 21 or over. No substitution for prizes other than as may be necessary due to availability. Taxes are the responsibility of winner. Odds of winning are dependent upon the total number of entries received. Sweepstakes open only to residents of the United States. Void where prohibited by law and regulation. Not open to employees and their families of Lyman Products Corporation, their affiliated Service Agencies, and participating companies. All Federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Prize winner will be announced on our website at

For more information on the Pachmayr revolver or handgun grips and the G10 Promotion, visit Lyman at

About Lyman® Products:

Lyman® Products, founded by avid outdoorsman, William Lyman, has been innovating firearms, reloading accessories and gear for 140 years. Today, using advanced technologies, Lyman is in the forefront of meeting the needs of shooters and reloaders across the world. Whether pioneering the use of digital technology in reloading tools or reintroducing “antique” calibers and bullet molds, Lyman continues to improve and innovate the tools and accessories used by serious shooters and reloaders.

Lyman products and brands are available nationally through firearms and sporting goods dealers and mail order companies. Pachmayr, TacStar, Trius Traps, A-Zoom Precision Snap Caps, Butch’s Gun Care and Targdots are also Lyman brands.

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The 1st Annual Precision Rifle Expo Features Top Companies and Talent in Long-Range Precision Shooting Market

This unique precision rifle event, to be held Sept. 15 – 16, 2018, offers long-range enthusiasts an opportunity to meet, try and train with the main players in the precision shooting community.

Blakely, Ga. (August 2018) – The 1st Annual Precision Rifle Expo (PRE), to be held Sept. 15 – 16, 2018 at the Arena Training Facility in Blakely, Georgia, is the first of its kind event specifically for the enthusiast market of precision shooting. For the curious and beginner long-range shooters, the PRE offers educational experiences with some of the communities leading trainers and experts.

Education opportunities during the event have just been announced on the PRE Facebook page. The basics of this sport, in the Fundamentals of Marksmanship class, will be taught by Frank Galli, a well-respected instructor and founder of SnipersHide. Scott Satterlee, a 26-year Special Operations Veteran and head instructor of 1st Special Forces Group Advanced Urban Combat Course, will teach a class on the Essentials to Long Range. William Pace will prepare interested students for the world of competition. Tyler Payne will help students understand the importance of Position Building as a requirement for consistently hitting long range targets. Emil Praslick offers insights on the techniques of Wind Reading. Troy Lawton will provide the basics to become a competent handloader in his Precision Handloading class and Kestrel will demonstrate the importance of how, when used, a long-range shooter can generate accurate values of most atmospheric conditions in order to obtain an accurate firing solution.

Exhibitor response to the PRE has been exceptional. With a goal of having 36 vendors participating in the first year, the PRE is pleased to announce there are currently 42 exhibitors. Exhibitor space in the fully enclosed, air-conditioned area include the leading companies in precision rifle actions, optics, reloading, stocks and chassis, electronics, triggers, rifle builders, support equipment and much more. Exhibitors will be able to sell merchandise, conduct range demonstrations and provide instruction to attendees regarding information relevant to the brand. Several live fire ranges will be used for various shooting opportunities, including suppressed-only, precision rimfire, 1,000 yard and even a one-mile target engagement.

Exhibitors to date include:

  • Accurate Ordnance
  • Alpha Munitions
  • Atlas (B&T Industries)
  • Area 419
  • Armageddon Gear
  • Barrett
  • Berger
  • Bushnell
  • Cole-TAC
  • Curtis Custom
  • Defiance
  • Federal
  • GA Precision
  • Hunts Long Range
  • Kahles
  • Kelbly’s
  • Kestrel
  • Knights Armament
  • Lapua
  • Magnetospeed
  • Manners Stocks
  • MasterPiece Arms
  • McMillan Stocks
  • McWhorter Rifles
  • MDT Chassis
  • Nightforce
  • Proof Research Barrels
  • RCBS
  • Really Right Stuff
  • Rugged Suppressors
  • Schmidt & Bender
  • Sierra
  • SK
  • Stillers Precision
  • Swarovski
  • Timney
  • Trigger Tech
  • Vortex
  • Vudoo Rifles
  • Warnes Scope Mounts
  • West Texas Ordnance
  • Whidden Gun Works

Tickets are available online for $25 or at the gate for $35. Follow the 1st Annual Precision Rifle Expo on Facebook or visit for more information. Please contact Ryan Castle at 912-344-1607, Phil Cashin at 770-401-3572, Brandon Zielinksi at 920-664-3098 or Mark Kuczka at 770-364-7607 for more information or to reserve your exhibit space.

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What Is Neil Cavuto Not Telling You.

It’s Friday and I’m looking forward to this weekend. I hope you’ve all had a productive week and have some fun plans for your weekend. I’m going to see the new Mission Impossible flick, I’ve heard some good things about the story and special effects.

Friday is when we have our shoot the shit. We try to have some fun with this event while imparting a little  information for you. A shoot the shit is a social interaction where participants need not know a thing about the topic. Participants can make as many unsupported statements as they want (it’s like watching the mainstream media), participants are free to use uncensored profanity, insult anyone they wish or change the subject altogether. We don’t charge you $150+ an hour and we’ll never say to you that you are in denial. So, let’s get started…

You’ve undoubtedly  heard that Aretha Franklin passed on Thursday, at age 76. She was an amazing artist. I have never been in a strip or gentleman’s club were the dancers did not perform to “Rock Steady.” We extended our sincere condolences to her family.

Younger readers may not be familiar with Rock Steady so here it is for you.


Screenshot 2018-08-16 22.16.06Commercials drive me nuts sometimes. One that falls in that category is a USAA ad with the Baker Family. Now here’s a USMC Sargent, Rob Baker, who is distraught by a water leak. The poor guy sounds like somebody destroyed his house. Marines are our brothers and sisters but I’ve served with a few which is the reason I know that Rob didn’t know to turn off his cold water supply to the water heater. Rob blue is the cold water feed to your heater bro! Just shut your cold water off upstream!

If you watch the Fox Business Channel you’re undoubtedly familiar with Neil Cavuto. If you’re not familiar with Neil, here he is…

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Could this be a baby picture?

On a more serious note, and I wish the media would expand its scope of coverage on  this issue, our relationship with Turkey is shaky and Secretary Pompeo has his job cut out for him. Turkey is vital to NATO and Russia because they control access to and from the Black Sea through the Bosporus Strait. If you are in the Mediterranean and want to get to the Black Sea, you navigate the Bosporus. Likewise if you’re in the Black Sea and want access to the Mediterranean you too must navigate the Bosporus.

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Currently, there are two U.S. bases in Turkey, Incirlik and Izmir Air Bases. If we loose Turkey to Russia, it’s quite likely that Turkey will ask the U.S. to vacate those bases. If that happens the only options are Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine for potential U.S. Air Base sites, which the Russians will not take lightly. You can also expect that we’ll lose access to the Black Sea through the Bosporus.

A very dicey situation that could have very serious consequences. Tough, tough, job! Fortunately, POTUS has an outstanding Secretary of State, but he’ll be earning his keep with this one!

Have a great weekend get a little rest and relaxation in and spend some time with your buds and family!

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Did you miss your chance on the last run of the MST-100’s? With enough interest*, they might be making a come back! These optics run $3,100, with military, and dealer** pricing available. If you are interested and willing to put a deposit down, send us an email to get on our interest list! We also have an interest list for the U.S Optics M40A1 mounts. If you want to snag one of those as well, make sure you let us know!
*Serious inquiries only. Deposits not required until production of the MST-100 has been announced.
**MAP policy will apply to dealer pricing. 

What is the MST-100?

Originally the MST-100 was developed by a joint effort between the U.S.M.C. and the John Unertl Optical Sight Co. in Pennsylvania. Around 1977-1979 the first deliveries were made to the Corps. John Unertl Co. continued to make the scopes until about 1999. After John’s death, Elsie Unertl could no longer keep up with replacements and repairs. She suggested the Corps contact U.S. Optics. Major Tafalla and the pertinent personnel from System Command came to the USO office in California in 2000 and surveyed the premises. Shortly thereafter, USO was contracted to refurbish, repair and replace the scopes in U.S.M.C. inventory. In addition, USO has modified, re-engineered and improved the scopes per U.S.M.C. requirements for the M40A1 and the M40A3.
The MST 100 is a fixed 10x optic with a 1″ tube. This optic is made out of steel and has a ‘recoil proof’ mil-dot reticle.


  • Power: 10x
  • Weight: 2lbs – 3.5oz
  • Tube: 1.00 inches
  • Tube (scope) material: Original steel material with stainless steel additions.
  • Length: 12.7” overall at “0” diopter setting
  • Reticle: Mil-Dot per U.S.M.C. specs.
  • Eye Relief:  3.5”
  • Objective Diameter: 36.5mm
  • Elevation Knob: Original 7 click  vernier  with 10 click  top knob  set for  175gr.  Load at 2550  F.P.S.  This  is a U.S.M.C. B.D.C. .308 elevation knob with original M.O.A. settings.
  • Windage Knobs: 8 M.O.A. standard U.S.M.C. Knob.
  • Parallax Setting: 100 yards

Get on our interest list!

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The NEW X-BAG Shooting Bag from CROSSTAC.  X-Pattern creates super bench stability.  Features our super grip material on the top and bottom to stay put.  Comes with a detachable pistol rest so you can sight in your favorite pistol, then swing it out of the way for shooting rifles.

If you completely detach the pistol rest, you can use it as a rear squeeze bag.   Comes with more features like the dual tensioning straps on the bottom to stabilize elevation.   Filled with our ultralight fill, this bag weighs in at 2 pounds.


Enhanced Features

  • Super Grip Top and Base
  • Removable Pistol Rest
  • Base straps to hold elevation consistent
  • Sight in Rifles or Pistols

The CROSSTAC extras:

  • Lightweight portability at 2 lbs.
  • Multicam, OD, or Coyote Brown
  • Made in USA by the dedicated at CROSSTAC

Click Here to Learn More

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Work Sharp Gears Up for Annual Knife Day with Columbia River Knife and Tool

ASHLAND, Ore. (August 15, 2018) — At home, in the field, or wherever you carry a blade, you need it to be sharp. Help Work Sharp Outdoor — the leading manufacturer of knife and tool sharpeners — Columbia River Knife and Tool, and renowned knife maker Ken Onion celebrate Annual Knife Day, which takes place nationwide August 24, by participating in the #WorkSharpStaySharp campaign.
Throughout August, Work Sharp will run a series of social media campaigns designed to engage hunters, anglers and craftsmen. On August 22, one lucky entry will be chosen at random to receive a Ken Onion Edition Knife and Tool Sharpener, a CRKT knife signed by Ken Onion, and more.

To enter the giveaway, individuals should:

  • like Work Sharp Tools on Facebook and share the specified contest post with their friends;
  • follow @WorkSharpTools on Instagram and comment on the specified contest post;
  • and sign up for Work Sharp Outdoor’s newsletter

Individuals are also encouraged to share how they #WorkSharpStaySharp in the field on their own social media channels.
Participants will automatically be entered for the Grand Prize, which will be awarded August 31. The Grand Prize includes: a Work Sharp Guided Sharpening System, Guided Field Sharpener, Pocket Knife Sharpener, Ken Onion Edition Knife and Tool Sharpener with Blade Grinding Attachment, knife signed by Ken Onion, and more.

CRKT has been a valued industry friend and partner of Work Sharp for many years, and continues to grow this partnership through their mutual relationship with award-winning knife designer Ken Onion.
“We believe in Ken Onion, and we believe in Columbia River Knife and Tool,” said Kyle Crawford, Work Sharp Brand Manager.

“Our brands share a core set of values and industry vision. We all want the absolute best for our customers. To fulfill that commitment, we must be innovative. Ken has been the cornerstone of CRKT’s innovation, and collaborated with us to develop a game-changing sharpener: the Ken Onion Edition Knife and Tool Sharpener. Together, we’re able to deliver the pinnacle of knife sharpening – one that sharpens any blade you own. This Knife Day, we’re celebrating that innovation with #WorkSharpStaySharp.”
Work Sharp’s engineering, combined with Onion’s industrial design, resulted in a fast, easy way to sharpen every knife you own – with precision and repeatability. Using a fully adjustable precision sharpening guide, variable speed motor and wide, flexible abrasive belts, the Ken Onion Edition Knife and Tool Sharpener sharpens pocket knives, hunting knives, serrated knives, kitchen knives and more. This innovative design takes the same technology that professional blade makers use to create razor sharp edges, and puts it in the comfort of a consumer’s home or shop.

In the field, on the water, at your workbench, or wherever your passion takes you – sharp knives and tools are essential to your success. This month, celebrate how you #WorkSharpStaySharp with Work Sharp Outdoor.
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About Work Sharp Outdoor
Work Sharp Outdoor is a division of Darex, a 4th-generation, family-owned business in Ashland, Oregon. Darex has produced industry-leading sharpening tools for more than 45 years. Work Sharp’s complete line of manual and power sharpeners is trusted by hunters and craftsmen worldwide; its longstanding reputation is built on exceptional products that make sharpening faster and easier than other systems in the market, without compromising performance. Today, Darex is over 100 co-workers strong and has sold over 5 million sharpeners.

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Morphix Technologies® Seeks Out Nominations of a Worthy Agency to Receive Product Donation

Morphix Technologies® is accepting nominations from Aug. 15 – Sept. 15, 2018 of worthy agencies in need of chemical or explosive detection devices. One lucky winner will receive a product donation.

Virginia Beach, Va. (August 2018)Morphix Technologies®, an innovator in the science of detection devices for dangerous chemicals, has announced an exciting new initiative where it is soliciting the public for nominations of worthy law enforcement agencies or fire departments who may be in need of life saving chemical or explosive detection products. Upon reviewing the submissions, one agency in need will be determined to receive a product donation from Morphix Technologies of either its TraceX® Explosive Detection Kit or its Chameleon® Chemical Detection Armband. Morphix Technologies will be accepting nominations from Aug. 15, 2018 through Sept. 15, 2018. The winner will be contacted on Sept. 21, 2018. Submissions must be emailed to The full contest rules can be read here:

Submissions must include a brief essay (300 words or less) or a video (two minutes or less) about the law enforcement agency or fire department that they are nominating and why they deserve the donation. Submissions should also include the nominators name, address, contact information and relation to the agency, as well as the agency information, address, website address and contact information. The winning submission becomes the property of Morphix Technologies to use as part of its public relations and social media efforts.

“There are so many wonderful, hardworking law enforcement agencies and fire departments out there that are working on diminishing budgets and aging equipment. These brave men and women put their lives on the line daily to protect us citizens and we wanted to honor what they do by donating some of our products to an agency that is truly in need. We’re asking the public to help us determine who should receive this donation by nominating an agency or department they think deserves to be recognized,” commented Kimberly Pricenski, vice president of sales and marketing for Morphix Technologies.

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

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

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

Visit the website at

About Morphix Technologies®:

Morphix Technologies®, located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company creating and manufacturing products that detect invisible dangers in order to save lives. Morphix Technologies® has taken innovation to the next level with high-quality, easy-to-use, cost effective and simple colorimetric sensor technology for military, law enforcement, first responders, emergency, homeland security and industrial personnel.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, August 15, 2018Flying Cross, a leader in the design and manufacture of U.S. military and public safety uniform apparel, announced significant improvements to its Aeroshell™ Armor Cover, an external armor vest cover expertly designed with a zipper and Velcro® dual adjustable side panel closure system. The patent-pending dual-closure system allows for a secure fit utilizing a Velcro® and a zipper closure for ease of donning and doffing. The system enhances officer safety by eliminating the need of daily manipulation and adjusting, as well as accelerated wear with other single, expandable closure systems, both which can lead to fit issues. Read More…


About Flying Cross

Flying Cross is a premier uniform manufacturer serving the military, federal, and state and local public safety service markets. As one of the industry’s most trusted brands, we pride ourselves in more than a century and a half worth of design innovation and fit, high performance fabric development, and handcrafted attention-to-detail. Our uniforms represent the honor, respect and pride reflective in public safety today.

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Applied Ballistics 2018 Fall Seminar. October 29th (Mon) – 30th (Tue)


Click Here to Register for the Seminar Now

The facility for the Applied Ballistics 2018 Fall Seminar is booked, the cost is $650 per attendee and includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner for both days.

2018 Seminar Information Page


Here are the AB Staff instructors for this event:

  1. Bryan Litz
  2. Nick Vitalbo
  3. Doc Beech
  4. Mitch Fitzpatrick
  5. Al Barnhart
  6. Chris Wiencke

Also we will have the following guest speakers:

  1. Emil Praslick (Berger Bullets)
  2. Mark Lonsdale (Operational Studies Group)
  3. Ian Klemm (Vortex Optics)
  4. Shawn Carlock (Defensive Edge)


Aside from top level instruction, attendees will also receive materials valued at over $500:

  1. Complete Applied Ballistics Media Set (All 5 Books + DVD)($270 Value)
  2. ELR Shooting with Applied Ballistics DVD. ($25 Value)
  3. Applied Ballistics Analytics Software ($200 Value)
  4. Binder with handouts and worksheets.
  5. Certificate of Course Completion.
  6. Swag bag with goodies.


Attendees are responsible for arranging their own lodging. The 2018 Fall Seminar will be held at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, North Carolina.

Map Location

Airport Information

In order to help you book your flight, here are the closest airports.

  1. Fayetteville Regional Airport – 45 Miles (1 hour)
  2. Raleigh-Durham International Airport – 69 Miles (1 hour 15 minutes)
  3. Greensboro – 86 Miles (1 hour 30 minutes)

Shuttle Recommendations

The facility has recommended the following shuttle services if you do not wish to rent a car from the airport.

  1. Kirk Tours: Phone # 910-295-2257, email:
  2. Red Tie Transit: Phone # 910-691-1600, email:
  3. Pinehurst taxi: Phone # 910-215-5655,

Click Here to Register for the Seminar Now

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Sightmark Introduces Its New Core Shot A-Spec Reflex Sight!

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Sightmark will be adding two new reflex sights to their already top-of-the-line sights. The Core Shot A-Spec FMS (SM26017) and Core Shot A-Spec LQD (SM26018) bring accuracy and reliability for firearm enthusiast.

Delivering elite performance, the FMS and LQD reflex sights will enhance your accuracy in recreational, professional and competitive environments. The Core Shot is the perfect reflex sight for anybody looking for a sight sized between a Mini Shot and Ultra Shot, making them a mid-compact sized red dot sight.

Crafted out of aircraft-grade aluminum, for a dependable, lightweight housing, the Cores are IP55 water resistant, shockproof and feature a scratch resistant lens coating for a durable product. Featuring slotted windage and elevation adjustments, digital switch controls, reticle brightness levels, and night vision compatibility, the Core Shot includes a protective aluminum shield, and a wide lens for quick target acquisition.

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – August 14, 2018 – Viridian® Weapon Technologies announces that the West Hennepin Public Safety Department located just outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota has deployed the FACT Duty Weapon-Mounted Camera (WMC) to all of its officers. Viridian and West Hennepin will hold a joint press conference to discuss this milestone on Thursday, August 16 at 10:00 a.m. at the West Hennepin Public Safety Headquarters in Independence, Minnesota.
The FACT Duty fits officer 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 and locally in Minnesota.
“For our department, the FACT Duty just makes sense,” said West Hennepin Chief of Police Gary Kroells. “This gives us the coverage we need and fits our budget. We looked at Body Cams but their administrative requirements and data management made them impractical for us. The FACT Duty will provide clear evidence if an officer is forced to use their service pistol. We were one of the pilot programs for this product and made our decision based on training and field data.”
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.
“We’re happy to provide a solution for West Hennepin Public Safety that meets their needs,” said Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “Current events point to the fact that body and dash cameras alone are inadequate, and because of this, more than 250 police departments around the country are in the process of testing and implementing FACT Duty WMCs. These WMCs provide an unfettered perspective for officer-involved shootings and other use-of-force incidents, and our products help show what really happened.” 

Easy 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. This results in significantly lower comparative data management costs. The WMCs fit on existing standard-issue firearms and fit seamlessly in multiple duty holster platforms. 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.
Body and dash cameras were not designed to capture officer-involved shootings. However, Viridian WMCs were designed specifically for this purpose.

Category Creation and Importance Today
The need for this technology was recognized several years ago. While the product was in development, events continued to unfold that only increased the urgency for Weapon-Mounted Cameras for police officers across America. Viridian’s home state of Minnesota has been in the spotlight for these events.
Only miles from Viridian’s headquarters, City of St. Anthony police officer, Jeronimo Yanez, fatally shot Philando Castile. Yanez was eventually acquitted in the case, but it was the source of violent outbreaks and massive protests and still fuels anti-law enforcement sentiment today. It has now been nearly a year since the Justine Damond shooting in Minneapolis in which the police officers’ body cameras were not even activated. Officer, Mohamed Noor, has since been charged with murder. Further developments in the Damond case now have the City facing a massive lawsuit based partially on the Body Cams not being activated rather than the shooting itself.
“As we closely monitor these events around the country along with the aftermath when affected parties do not believe justice was served, we realize that our solution cannot be implemented soon enough by more departments,” said Matthew Plowman, General Counsel at Viridian. “Much of the controversy, like in so many past incidents and trials, was what the officer saw when pulling the trigger. The FACT Duty is a tool to provide objective evidence both for potential legal proceedings and police communication to the general public to help eliminate the uncertainty in officer-involved shootings that is the source of much conflict.”
More information on FACT Duty WMCs can be found at
Interviews, video/digital assets and additional information are also available by contacting

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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National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Celebrates 35th Anniversary with Release of the Summer Edition of The Tactical Edge

The complete professional journal of the law enforcement special operations community is now available to members of the NTOA.

Colorado Springs, Colo. (August 2018) – The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) is pleased to announce the summer edition of The Tactical Edge is now available. Widely considered to be the leading authority in tactical operations information, The Tactical Edge reaches more than 40,000 law enforcement officers throughout the United States, Canada and around the world.

The summer edition of The Tactical Edge celebrates the NTOA’s 35th anniversary of its founding. The Tactical Edge has been integral from the beginning and continues to be a major benefit and prime communicator to the NTOA membership.

Members-only features include “Tactical Teams: Pitfalls, Perils and Positive Performance” by Steve Ijames and “Policing Scheduled Events: A Planning Primer” by Bruce Liebe. Also featured is “Initial Response to an Active Shooter Event” by Joe Witty. The entire issue is available online to law enforcement officers who become members of the NTOA.

The NTOA has also made several articles available online to nonmembers, including “Lessons in Leadership: A Question of Balance” by Phil Hansen. In this article, Hansen discusses how he sees the art of leadership as a question of perspective and balance, employing what at times may appear to be honorable, but somewhat competing values, when searching for reasonable solutions to difficult questions. Other items of interest include the Executive Director’s message and a profile of NTOA Command College student Lt. Jon Brambila of Prescott (AZ) Police Department.

The NTOA has recently released the updated 2018 Tactical Response and Operations Standard (TROS). Seeking input from NTOA members, state association presidents and federal partners, the final review committee consisted of 20 participants, each bringing valuable input from the organizations they represent. In “NTOA Tactical Response and Operations Standard: An Evolution,” the NTOA discusses the process of updating the Standard to meet today’s demands. Kevin Gerold’s “Standards for TEMS: NTOA Tactical Response and Operations Standard for Law Enforcement Agencies Updated to Include TEMS” reflects on the NTOA’s history as a leader in TEMS advocacy and training and discusses the inclusion of it in the 2018 TROS.

The Tactical Edge has been providing the law enforcement community with cutting edge, lifesaving information from leading experts for more than 30 years and is the winner of multiple awards, including the 2006 American In-House Design Award from Graphic Design USA and the 2013 APEX Award for Publication Excellence from Communications Concepts. It is published quarterly in February, May, August and November.

The Tactical Edge is always seeking new content. If you have an area of expertise or would like to write about an incident, training technique, crisis negotiation or another topic, please contact Don’t be intimidated – The Tactical Edge editing team can help new writers through the article writing process. For submission guidelines, visit

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

About the National Tactical Officers Association:

The mission of the NTOA is to enhance the performance and professional status of law enforcement personnel by providing a credible and proven training resource as well as a forum for the development of tactics and information exchange. The association’s ultimate goal is to improve public safety and domestic security through training, education and tactical excellence.

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10 Ways to Celebrate National Shooting Sports Month®


Learn to shoot, invite a newcomer, share the fun this August

National Shooting Sports Month - August

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Breaking a flying clay target or knocking over a steel plate and then sharing the fun of that experience awaits all who participate in National Shooting Sports Month® this August.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) established this celebration to encourage you to spend trigger time at your local shooting range and share your passion for the shooting sports with others. Some 24 million Americans have a great interest in learning about recreational shooting, according to NSSF, making National Shooting Sports Month the perfect time to bring someone new to the range.

We’ve got 10 great reasons for you to celebrate National Shooting Sports Month. If you think of others, please share them on social media and use the hashtag #LetsGoShootingTM.

1.Bring someone new — There’s nothing quite like seeing the joy on someone’s face after they’ve taken their first shots. Experienced shooters, invite a newcomer to the range, and have them watch this video on Range Safety and Etiquette before they go.

2.Try something new — Are you a hardcore handgun shooter? Then pick up a shotgun and give sporting clays a try. Are you primarily a shotgun shooter? Then hone your handgun skills or sign up for a local International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) match. Learn about different target sports and see instructional videos at

3.Rediscover shooting — Haven’t shot in a while? Dust off your shooting gear and head to the range, preferably with a friend. Learn a new game, like action pistol, 3-Gun or skeet shooting.

4. Find a range or an event near you — At, you’ll find National Shooting Sports Month events at ranges and retailers across the country. If none are listed in your area, use the website to locate a range near you to enjoy a fun, safe day of target shooting.

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

6.Cash in on deals — Retailers and ranges will be offering specials during National Shooting Sports Month at some 400 events nationwide. Find a participating business near you to take advantage of these offers at

7.Practice Firearm Safety — The shooting sports are safe. Responsible gun owners safely handle their firearms and securely store when not in use when on the firing line, transporting them in vehicles and at home.

8.Celebrate Freedom and Tradition — In addition to passing on the great tradition of target shooting, you can educate others about the unique American freedoms that make participating possible. See NSSF’s Proud to be a Firearms Owner pocket card.

9.Share It! — #LetsGoShootingTM is the theme of National Shooting Sports Month. Share the hashtag and your experiences on your favorite social media networks, and remind others to give target shooting a try. Stay connected by following Let’s Go Shooting on Facebook,Instagram and Twitter.

10.Win a Great Prize! — Finally, enter the Trigger Time Sweepstakes at for a chance to win great prizes in weekly drawings from generous National Shooting Sports Month sponsors.

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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Saint George, UT (July 24, 2018) – Good things do come in small packages, especially when you need light or your cell phone is about to die. The PUC Expandable Lantern is only two inches tall when collapsed but expands to 5.3 inches to throw light in a full circle of glowing brightness.

Superior technologies are doing away with disposable products and paring the way for products that not only work but are environmentally friendly.

The PUC Expandable Lantern Charger can be charged with any light source and loves a little sunshine on its built-in solar panel. With a 2000 mAh lithium-ion battery, the lantern can shine for up to 40 hours on one charge. With USB and Micro USB ports, the lantern can also be used to charge mobile devices and allows for rapid charging.

The lantern has two brightness settings, and when the super bright LED light is on full, it will last for eight hours. Weighing in at seven ounces, the PUC Expandable Lantern can be used in recreational vehicles or on a backpack camping adventure.

The lantern is water resistant and is extremely durable for our active lives. Economically priced, you’ll never have to purchase batteries again and always have light and backup power with the solar feature. The compact lantern is ideal for boats, ATVs, cars, garages, and attics, and anywhere you need light quickly. Perfect for tents and sitting around the patio at night, the uses are endless, just like the power supply every time the sun shines.

Product Features:

MSRP $34.95

  • Length 2″ closed 5.3″ expanded
  • weight 7 oz
  • 150 lumens
  • Holds a charge for up to seven years
  • Powered with a 2000 mAh lithium-ion battery
  • Rechargeable from any light source
  • Equipped with USB and Micro USB ports
  • Shockproof and water resistant
  • Portable and expandable
  • PUC – Model number 1342

The PUC Expandable Lantern Charger folds up small enough to fit in a pocket but can expand into a portable light and charging device.

HybridLight Mission: Light the world with the lowest impact on the earth and your wallet. We are so confident in our products that they are guaranteed for life.

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Shopify Bans Industry.pdf

Minden, NV, August 14, 2018– Reputable firearms manufacturer and industry innovator, Franklin Armory®, received word late Monday evening that their ecommerce provider, Shopify, will soon interrupt their lawful commerce of firearms and components due to a sudden change in Shopify’s “Acceptable Use Policy (AUP.)” The new AUP was presented without warning and included a new definition of “Restricted Items” to include flash suppressors, threaded barrels, pistol grips, and even magazines larger than 10 rounds. All of these items are legal to use in a majority of states across the country, yet Shopify is interfering with Franklin Armory®’s lawful interstate commerce.

Because of their lawful commerce in firearms, Franklin Armory® has previously been discriminated against by financial services companies such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Citigroup, First Data, Intuit, and Pay Pal. Social media companies such as Facebook, Google, Youtube, and Twitter have also operated under discriminatory policies to throttle down the reach of firearms manufacturers.

Counsel for Franklin Armory®, Jason Davis, stated, “The firearms industry is under an unprecedented attack from the leading facilitators of interstate commerce that deny legitimate firearm businesses access to important structural supports of modern business.”

Jay Jacobson, President of Franklin Armory®, went on to say, “History is replete with examples of discriminatory practices employed against various societal segments. In almost every case, our nation has legislated equal protection for those segments to prevent unfair practices and discrimination. If Congress does not act soon to provide equal protection to all businesses, it is not too much of a leap to see how only approved businesses or people will be able to buy or sell in future financial markets.”

If you would like more information about this topic, please see our website at .

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Montgomery, Alabama Police Department Replaces Official Duty Firearm with SIG SAUER P320

Newington, N.H. (August 13, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc., is pleased to announce the Montgomery Alabama Police Department has selected the SIG SAUER P320 as their official duty firearm. The Montgomery Police Department has a complement of more than 500 sworn officers protecting the second largest city in the state, with over 200,000 citizens.

Montgomery, Alabama Police Department Replaces Official Duty Firearm with SIG SAUER P320

“We are honored that the Montgomery, Alabama Police Department has chosen the P320 as their official duty firearm for its full complement of officers,” said Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Vice President, Law Enforcement Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “The P320’s unique modular design and serialized trigger-group gives the men and women of the Montgomery Police Department the ability to select frame and grip size for their official duty pistol according to personal preference. This is really an ideal feature for a large police force like Montgomery.”

The P320 is a modular, striker-fired pistol available in full-size, carry, compact, and subcompact sizing. The serialized trigger group makes the P320 adaptable to multiple caliber, size, and grip options. The P320 is available in 9mm, .357SIG, 40S&W, and .45ACP, with a choice of contrast, or SIGLITE Night Sights. The intuitive 3-point takedown requires no trigger pull for disassembly, and safety features include a striker safety, disconnect safety, and optional manual safety.

“SIG SAUER’s commitment to the law enforcement community is to provide them with superior firearms to protect and serve their communities – and the P320 exemplifies this commitment. We look forward to developing our partnership with the Montgomery Police Department and supporting their mission – to safeguard the life and property, preserve the peace, prevent and detect crime, enforce the law, and protect the rights of all citizens,” concluded Jankiewicz.

SIG SAUER will deliver P320 pistols to replace their previously issued Glock pistols.

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Make Your Mark with the Sightmark Latitude Long-Range Riflescope!

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Make your mark with Sightmark’s new reliable and affordable Latitude 8-32×60 F-Class Riflescope (SM13043FTR). Designed rugged, cost-cautious for all professional long-range shooters and firearm enthusiast, the Latitude features top of the line features sought out by top-level shooters.

The Latitude 8-32×60 F-Class Riflescope features oversized adjustments turrets for quick and easy grab/adjust, a zero-stop elevation dial to prevent going below the original zero when quickly changing the dial, a lock ring to keep the eyepiece in focus and a 34mm tube, providing increased adjusted range.

The second-focal-plane Latitude F-Class Riflescope is built for precise distance shooting. F-Class features 1/4-MOA windage and elevation adjustments up to 110E and 70W. The Latitude F-class riflescopes deliver stunning clarity, in extreme conditions. The illuminated reticle is designed specifically to obstruct as little of the target face as possible.

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TANDEMKROSS Launches New Hooked Magazine Bumpers for Ruger® MKIV 22/45

WEARE, NH – Innovative firearm accessories manufacturer TANDEMKROSS has launched the latest competition upgrade for the Ruger® MKIV 22/45: the “Tomahawk” Hooked Magazine Bumpers.
The “Tomahawk” Bumpers feature a unique curved shape, offering significantly more material at the base of the magazine to boost the consistency of positive magazine changes. The oversized, Zytel® base pads also offer ideal placement for the user’s pinky, thanks to the curved design, improving grip and boosting control over the pistol.
These drop-in Ruger® magazine bumpers attach to the bottom of the factory magazine without any glue or gunsmithing, installing in minutes. The bumpers are an ideal upgrade for shooters with larger hands, and for any competitive shooter looking to make magazine changes reliable and fast.
The “Tomahawk” bumpers also fit older models of Ruger® 22/45 pistols, including Ruger® MKIII 22/45 and Ruger® MKII 22/45.

Learn more about the new “Tomahawk” Hooked Magazine Bumpers for Ruger® 22/45 in our installation video below.

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DoubleStar Sponsors Rockcastle Pro Am 3 Gun Championship for Fifth Year

DoubleStar will be sponsoring the event at a “Rockstar” Sponsorship Level. The match will take place Aug. 17 – 19, 2018 at the Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park City, Kentucky.

Winchester, Ky. (August 2018) – DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles and pistols, is proud to announce it is celebrating its fifth year as a “Rockstar” Level Sponsor of the upcoming Rockcastle Pro Am 3 Gun Championship. The eighth annual event will be held on Aug. 17 – 19, 2018 at the Rockcastle Shooting Center at Park Mammoth Resort in Park City, Kentucky. This year, DoubleStar will be donating over $10,000 worth of product to the prize table, including its new ARP7 and Midnight Dragon™ for both the Pro and Amateur prize tables, as well as almost one of every product from the Edged Weapon Division, including the Noogie™ Bottle Opener.

DoubleStar will have approximately 10 sponsored shooters competing in the match at both the Pro and Am level, including two factory representatives and Brittany Long, the recent high school graduate female shooter from Princeton, West Virginia. There will also be a “Vendor’s Row” area where most of the match sponsors, including DoubleStar, will set up a booth to sell their products, as well as to answer questions and talk face to face with the competitors of the match.

“We have been involved with the Rockcastle Pro Am 3 Gun Championship for five years now and it is truly an amazing event,” Nick Collier, director of special operations, commented. “Rockcastle Shooting Center knows how to host an amazing shooting match for more than 400 Pro and Amateur competitors, and their hospitality and ability to house and feed the majority of them is second to none. This is a great event and one we look forward to every year.”

The Rockcastle Pro Am 3 Gun Championship is the “next level” of multi-gun competitions, with the largest field of competitors in the sport at both the Pro and Amateur level competing in two simultaneous competitions, each with their own epic prize table. The Pro competition sees over 200 Pro shooters compete over two and one-half days, running eight challenging, technical and fun stages designed by former and current 3 Gun Champions. The Amateur competition sees more than 200 shooters compete for two days on a separate course of seven stages, also designed by the 3 Gun greats, tailored especially for amateur and celebrity competitors. 

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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BLUE FORCE GEAR Tourniquet Now! Pouch

Blue Force Gear

ALL NEW Tourniquet Now! Pouch
The most efficient, effective and compact system for carrying a tourniquet. Easy to install and rapid deployment.

The Tourniquet NOW!™ Pouch is the perfect balance between speed and protection in a platform that allows you to add a tourniquet to your everyday carry.
The “TQ” Pouch gives you superior protection yet quick access to you CAT or SOF Tourniquets.  In line with our other medical equipment such as the Trauma Kit NOW!™ and the Micro TKN – the “TQ” Pouch can be accessed with one hand – simply pull the tab down and remove the tourniquet.
There are two mounting options available – a belt mounted version for everyday carry or duty belts and a MOLLE mounted version.

Get Your TQ Pouch Today

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Epsilor to Showcase Soldier Conformal Wearable Battery for Digital Soldier Programs at DVD2018

Epsilor to Showcase Soldier Wearable Battery for Digital Soldier Programs at DVD2018

Epsilor to Showcase Soldier Wearable Battery for Digital Soldier Programs at DVD2018

Epsilor to Showcase Soldier Wearable Battery for Digital Soldier Programs at DVD2018
Epsilor will present a wearable ergonomic battery offering maximum comfort to infantry troops
Millbrook, UK, August 8, 2018 – Epsilor, a globally recognized developer and manufacturer of mobile energy products for defence and aerospace applications, will present its innovative wearable conformal military battery for advanced Digital Soldier programs at the DVD2018 show, which will take place at Millbrook, on September 19–20, 2018.
Epsilor will display its conformal battery at Booth C3-502 as part of the VIRTUS, the new soldier system of the British Army, made by SOURCE Tactical Gear.
SOURCE has integrated Epsilor’s battery into the VIRTUS textile vest, placing it in the MOLLE hip battle belt, thus offering soldiers maximum comfort.
“Epsilor’s batteries are packed in flat ergonomic flexible packaging that conveniently integrates into the soldier’s vest,” said Guy Harary, SOURCE Tactical Gear CEO. “The conformal battery is much more comfortable to carry, does not hinder soldiers’ movements and enables the troops to carry out their mission without disruption.”
The battery is offered in two configurations:
ELI-1614 Conformal Battery – a rechargeable semi-flexible high energy density Li-ion battery pack
ELP-1614 – a rechargeable semi-flexible lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery offering increased safety
Both batteries support a wide verity of applications, such as communications, tactical computers, sensors and additional devices. They offer high energy and high-power density as well as SMBus or one-wire communication protocols
“In a large-scale trial conducted by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), infantry soldiers used Epsilor’s wearable conformal batteries instead of traditional rigid batteries, each fit a unique device, and benefited from a significant increase in available energy for different kinds of portable equipment,” said Merav Kolody Shubeli, Director, International Sales and Marketing at Epsilor. “In a 72-hour mission profile, batteries’ weight decreased by 30%.”
Today’s digital soldiers rely on tactical radios, ruggedized computing and navigation systems, night vision systems and gun sights. This translates into multiple spare batteries of different kind and shapes that an infantry soldier must carry with him. Using conformal batteries to operate multiple different devices simplifies the logistics and the usage of batteries before, during and after a mission.
During the event, Epsilor will also showcase its 6T NATO battery which offers the highest energy density in the world and 1,000 deep charge cycles. Epsilor’s 6T type batteries are the optimal energy storage solution for new military vehicle programs as well as for drop-in replacement in existing vehicle fleets. This new 6T battery offers four times more energy at just half the weight of modern lead-acid 6T batteries.

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Large Explosive Hide & HME Overview Course

For Explosive Detection K-9 Teams

August 27 – 29, 2018 | New Smyrna Beach, FL






The large explosive hides during this course presents explosive detection K-9 teams with scenarios involving quantities of explosive materials that are realistic and often used in real-world threats, but are rarely trained upon. Unusual K-9 behavior involving mass quantities of explosive material is often misunderstood and/or misinterpreted by the handler, due to unfamiliarity. Students will imprint their dog on various types of mass explosives in a calm and controlled environment prior to participating in authentic scenario based practical exercises. Our highly experienced staff of cadre will introduce teams to amounts of explosives that increase in quantities throughout the course and range from tens to hundreds, and even thousands of pounds. Additionally, any issues encountered during imprinting or scenario events will be identified and every attempt to mitigate them will be made during course duration.

The improvised explosives portion of this course will provide you with the basic information required to keep you and your team safe. Students will learn to identify basic improvised explosives; the chemical precursors and equipment used in the illicit manufacture of improvised explosives, the hazards associated with each precursor, safe-handling techniques, and general safety precautions. Moreover, students will be exposed to peroxide-based improvised explosives (TATP & HMTD) formulations along with a wide variety of other types of formulations. The handler will have the opportunity to imprint their K-9 on all the formulations created during the course. Following imprinting, the formulations will be utilized in practical exercises, including a post-blast environment.


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

Join Paul Levy as he takes you through what’s new at Brownells. This week’s new product list includes the Magpul Suppressor Cover, Polymer80 PFC9 Serialized Glock 19/23 frame, GRS Riflestocks for Howa SA and Remington 700 SA, VG6 Gamma 9mm muzzle brake and the Knight’s Armament Free Float RAS handguard. Be sure to subscribe and you’ll be the first to see what’s new each week.

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Here are some tips from Emil Praslick to help you get started in becoming a better wind reader.
1) Learn how to determine the wind directions down range. Notice that was plural? When we talk about ELR Shooting, we are talking about shooting across different wind patterns in some instances. Fortunately though, the mirage does something beneficial for us here. The mirage actually gives you an idea of the combined wind value to the target, which provides you a good idea of the total wind value. In the video this week, Emil Praslick teaches you how to use your optics to take advantage of this.
2) Practice often. Wind reading is a skill, and like any other skill if you do not exercise it then that skill will diminish. You do not have to be shooting to practice wind reading. You can do this in any parking lot, when you check the mail, or daily when you walk in to work. The best time to practice is when you are someplace unfamiliar. The benefit of this is that you can do this daily, and it won’t take more than 30 seconds of your time. Simply observe your surroundings, take an estimate at what you believe the average wind and gusting wind to be. Then take a reading with your Kestrel Elite and see how close you got. Do this for a couple weeks and you will see a noticeable improvement in your wind reading skills.
3) Make the first shot count. Log it, digest it, think about it. Once you fire a single shot down range, you have gathered a ton of data, making the second shot much easier. The first shot is a significant indicator of how well you were able to judge the wind. So take note of it, and log your first shot performance over time. This will show you how well you are doing, or if you need more practice.

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Speer Releases Handloading Manual No. 15

Image result for Speer Handloading Manual No. 15LEWISTON, Idaho – August 8, 2018 – Speer Ammunition is pleased to announce its newest volume of handloading expertise. Decades of reloading knowledge and the latest recipes and techniques have been distilled into a single source: The Speer Handloading Manual No. 15. Shipments of this new book are being delivered to dealers now.

This new edition is Speer’s largest volume yet, featuring updated recipes with the latest propellants for more than 120 legacy cartridges, as well as data for 13 new cartridges, including 204 Ruger, 6.5 Creedmoor and 300 Blackout. The all-encompassing manual also provides recipes for loading new Gold Dot rifle component bullets, and articles by professional shooters Julie Golob and Jim Gilliland.

Features & Benefits

  • Data for 13 new cartridges, including 204 Ruger, 6.5 Creedmoor and 300 Blackout
  • Updates to load recipes for more than 120 cartridges using the latest propellants
  • Reloading recipes for new Gold Dot rifle bullets
  • Guest articles by professional shooters Julie Golob and Jim Gilliland
  • A complete guide to reloading techniques and concepts

Part No. / Description / MSRP

SRM15 / Speer Handloading Manual No. 15 / $34.95

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NSSF Names O.F. Mossberg & Son’s Joseph Bartozzi as President

Joseph Bartozzi

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The Board of Governors of the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association to the firearms industry, today announced that O.F. Mossberg & Son’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Joseph Bartozzi, will be the organization’s next President. Bartozzi will assume his new duties Sept. 10, 2018.

Current President and CEO Steve Sanetti will stay on in his CEO capacity through his retirement at the end of 2019, at which point Bartozzi will take over those additional duties.

Bartozzi has spent the majority of his career with Mossberg, joining the company in July 1986. His time with Mossberg included a wide variety of positions, including Quality Engineer, Quality Manager, Product Service Manager, Director of Technical Services, Director of Manufacturing Operations and Corporate Attorney.

Bartozzi currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI); Treasurer and Member of NSSF’s Board of Governors; Board Member and Chairman of the Governance Committee of the Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports (CAHSS); Committee Member for the American Society of Testing and Materials(ASTM); and Technical Advisor to the Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE). He is also certified as a Range Safety Officer (RSO) by the National Rifle Association. Bartozzi was nominated for the 2013 “Person of the Year” by SHOT Business magazine, a nomination reprised in 2014.

In 2015, Bartozzi was admitted to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court. A member of the Connecticut and Maine State Bar Associations, he holds three professional certifications from the American Society for Quality (ASQ), and he is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).

“The Board of Governors agreed that Joe’s unique set of experiences and skills will provide NSSF and the firearms industry with the strong leadership needed to ensure we can continue our mission of promoting, protecting and preserving hunting and the shooting sports for generations to come,” said Robert Scott, Vice Chairman of Smith & Wesson and NSSF’s Board of Governors Chairman.

“I have known Joe Bartozzi for more than 20 years, on both personal and professional levels, and I believe he is an exemplary choice for this important position,” said Sanetti. “I know that he will work extremely hard to further our mission for the benefit of our industry and its customers, and I am very much looking forward to working together with Joe during this transitional period in the coming year.”

“I’ve had a tremendous career thus far at Mossberg, one for which I’m most thankful,” said Bartozzi. “As difficult as it is to leave that fine organization after 30 years, it is an honor to now take on a leadership position that will work to successfully conquer the challenges and seize the opportunities before us for the benefit of all our industry members.”

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Big Horn Armory Model 89 Rifle will be Premium Raffle Item for 2018 C.S.V.F.D. Mega Sportsmen’s Bash

Bi-annual event raises money for the Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania Volunteer Fire Department to support their operations. 

Cody, Wyo. (August 2018)Big Horn Armory, makers of big-bore firearms, are donating a Model 89 rifle to theCastle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department Fall Sportsmen’s Bash, to be held Sept. 8, 2018 at the Castle Shannon Memorial Hall in Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania. The bi-annual event is hosted by Allegheny Arms & Gun Works, Steel City Harley Davidson, and Pit Stop Rt. 88.

“For the CSVFD, these events are critical in raising funds for their operating budget and without this type of support from many of the vendors, these volunteer firemen would not be able to fully do their jobs of protecting their neighbors and neighborhood,” Greg Buchel, president of Big Horn Armory, said. “Pennsylvania has a long and strong history of hunting and the Sportsmen’s Bash is just one example of where thousands of local and regional people will come to show support for their traditional way of life and raise money for their public safety pros.”

The Sportsmen’s Bash is a huge 5-hour raffle benefiting the Castle Shannon Fire Department. Tickets for the event are $50 and provide not only entry into the event, but all you can eat and drink throughout the day, as well as entry into all 62 of the main ticket raffles. Drawings are held every 5 minutes and include firearms, multiple $10K cash prizes, a Harley Davidson, a Disney vacation package and one final $30K prize draw at the close of the day. Each event ticket has two numbers on it and each can be drawn as a winner an unlimited number of times and you need not be present to win. In addition to the main ticket, several side raffles will be held offering those participating a chance to win one of three premium firearms including the Big Horn Armory M89 “Spike Driver.” For more information on the event, or to purchase tickets please visit

The M89 lever action rifle, Big Horn Armory’s flagship, in 500 S&W magnum, combines the heritage and craftsmanship of American firearms design with the latest in engineering, materials and technology to provide a thoroughly modern platform for today’s big game hunter. The pistol-grip stock and fore end are made from select American black walnut with 20 lines-per-inch checkering. The buttstock also has a one-inch recoil taming pad. The curved lever is hunter-friendly for easy operation, even with gloves.

Big Horn Armory Model 89 Carbine Specifications:

  • Caliber: 500 S&W
  • Rate of Twist: 1 in 24
  • Barrel Length: 18 inches
  • Checkering: 20 lpi
  • Crown: Recessed
  • Butt Stock & Fore end: American Black Walnut, Laminate
  • Stock Finish: Synthetic Satin
  • Barreled Action: 17-4 Stainless Steel
  • Metal Finishes: Matt Stainless Steel, Hunter Black Stainless Steel, Color Case Hardened
  • Swing Swivel Mounts: Integral front and stud rear
  • Sights: Aperture rear and blade front
  • Mag Capacity: 7
  • Length of Pull: 13 5/8 inches
  • Overall Length: 37 inches
  • Weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz.
  • MSRP: $2,499.00

For more on Big Horn Armory, visit

About Big Horn Armory:

Big Horn Armory was founded in 2008 with the expressed intention of designing a Browning-type lever-action gun chambered in 500 Smith & Wesson Magnum. The Big Horn Armory Model 89, made in America, closely follows the work of John Browning with refinements courtesy of modern metallurgy and machining capabilities. The first rifles began shipping in September of 2012 and since then, BHA has added to their big bore lineup with a Model 90 Carbine in 460 S&W, the Model 90A in 454 Casull, the Model 90B in .45 Colt, the Model 89A in 500 Linebaugh and the Model 89B in .475 Linebaugh. In 2017, Big Horn Armory took a departure from its lever-action series and developed the AR500 Auto Max, the most powerful short-range, semi-auto based on an AR .308 platform.

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Team SIG Members Max Michel and Lena Miculek Host Clinics for Student Athletes at Scholastic Action Shooting Program Nationals

Newington, N.H. (August 9, 2018) – TEAM SIG Captain Max Michel and TEAM SIG shooter Lena Miculek recently joined over 2,700 student athletes at the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) National Championships to host development clinics and mentor junior competitive shooters. Michel and Miculek’s clinics provided instruction and demonstrations on techniques, mental game, goal setting physical training, equipment, and the mental aspects of competitive sport shooting.

Team SIG Members Max Michel and Lena Miculek Host Clinics for Student Athletes at Scholastic Action Shooting Program Nationals

“It was an honor to be a part of the SASP Nationals again this year as an ambassador for the sport of competitive shooting while representing SIG SAUER. This is an outstanding program for these young student athletes, and a truly meaningful opportunity for them to compete, learn about our sport, and develop their shooting skills surrounded by their peers,” began TEAM SIG Captain Max Michel, “As a competitive shooter supporting and participating in SASP programming is essential to the future of our sport and advancing it to the next level.”

The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) is the premier shooting competition of the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation providing student athletes, aged elementary through college, with a supportive environment and opportunity to safely participate in team-based action shooting sports. SASP teaches personal values and character traits for fair play, compassionate understanding, individual responsibility, sportsmanship, self-discipline, and personal commitment.

Team SIG Shooter Lena Miculek added, “this was my first time at the SASP National and I was impressed by the number of junior shooters and enthusiastic interest in our sport. Working with these young competitors I could really see their passion and thirst for knowledge. I’m sure they will all realize many achievements in the competitive shooting world and I look forward to following their careers.”

SIG SAUER was a Platinum Level sponsor at the SASP National Championships held July 14-21at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, Advanced Sport Pellet (ASP) 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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FN Joins as Supporting Sponsor of National Shooting Sports Month®


NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation®(NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that FN America has signed on as a Supporting Sponsor of National Shooting Sports Month®. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia,FN America, LLC, is a U.S. subsidiary of FN Herstal, S.A., a leader in the development and manufacturing of firearms for military, law enforcement and commercial customers.

“We’re thrilled to have FN join in sponsoring National Shooting Sports Month as it kicks off,” said Zach Snow, NSSF Director, Shooting Range Services. “It’s a great opportunity for shooters to experience the array of products offered by FN to help them succeed in the target sports.”

“We are very pleased to partner with NSSF in promoting National Shooting Sports Month and encourage everyone to find an event near you, bring the entire family and have a safe, fun time on the range,” said Tom Scott, Director of Marketing for FN America, LLC.

Kicking off this past Wednesday and taking place throughout the month of August, NSSF’s National Shooting Sports Month is designed to celebrate the excitement of the target shooting sports and highlight the lifetime of enjoyment this pastime provides. At the same time, it reminds the public that shooting is a safe activity enjoyed by millions of Americans, cultivates increased shooting sports participation through hundreds of fun events and activities at ranges and retail stores nationwide and fosters mentorship of new shooters by those already active in target shooting.

Hundreds of firearms ranges and retailers across the country have thrown their support behind National Shooting Sports Month by posting a wide-ranging roster of matches, tournaments, charity events, instructional classes, sales, family days at the range, our Trigger Time Sweepstakes and other promotions to the Calendar of Events at, which interacts with the newly launched website, a comprehensive consumer resource for all things shooting sports and firearms safety.

Though National Shooting Sports Month is now fully underway, sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, contact Chris Tatulli, NSSF Director, Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales, or 203-426-1320 ext. 214.

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TGIF readers, it’s Friday and making it through another week in this environment is in and of itself an accomplishment. It’s also time for our shoot the shit. For our new readers a shoot the shit is a social interaction in which participants don’t need to know anything about the topic. Readers are both free and encouraged to make unsupported statements, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone you wish or change the subject altogether. The shoot the shit provides an opportunity to vent and do so without paying $150+ per hour to some jackass who studied the behavioral sciences to understand themselves.

pouring steelThis week I feel the need to talk about Rosie O’Donnell and her repertoire with CNN’s Chris Cuomo. Now, remember that Rosie was advancing her theory that the N.Y.C.Twin Towers came down on 9/11 because it was a George W. Bush conspiracy. She knew this because steel does not just melt. Really Rosie?

Trump 2018 Tampa RallyFast forward to Aug 2018, and on national television claims that Donald J Trump’s Tampa rally was not filled to capacity; that it was all a lie. Another allegation levied was that Trump was paying people to attend.

Now, I’d like to think she believes people are stupid but I have a great deal of faith in my fellow countrymen. There is only one other possibility and that’s that she may be stressed out from all of the volcanic activity on the Big Island. She grows cattle and nuts on the Island of Hawaii. My message to Rosie in Hawaiian parlance is “eh take it EZ already…”

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My next topic is one that has me stumped! You’re all familiar with Sergei Viktorovich Skripal, the former Russian GRU officer who acted as a double agent for the UK’s MI-6. He and his daughter Yulia Skripal were poisoned in Salisbury, England by a Russian binary agent called Novichok. There are 5 variants of this chemical agent all made between 1971 and 1993 so it’s pretty safe to call it a Cold War military grade WMD.

Now, the British have had a number of agencies conduct chemical analyses, all of which confirmed that it was Novichok. They then concluded that the Russians did it, an allegation the Russians deny,  leading to the application of sanctions, diplomat expulsions, etc.

As I recall, when the Soviet Union broke up, enormous amounts of armament and equipment were left behind in a number of their satellites. What happened to all of that equipment; furthermore,  was there Novichok in those warehouses?

I don’t want to seem pro anything, and yes it’s true that I think Maria Zakharova is hot; however, other than theatrics why would the Russians try to whack a turned intelligence officer using a substance that is hard to control, difficult to handle and points directly to the Kremlin? To me it’s equivalent to using a BigMac to hit Snowden. You don’t see the Israelis doing that. Why not something along these lines…

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I have to believe that whoever came up with using Novichok is now enjoying the Siberian countryside and is making big rocks into little rocks.

In closing, I’m glad that Sergei and Yulia are well, but I have to admit to being bewildered, so I hope the British will release more details explaining how they connected Russians with the attempt on Sergei’s and Yulia’s lives.

Let us know what you think and as always have a safe and relaxing weekend. Don’t let the crap get you down and spend some quality time with your buds and family.

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Stream, Listen and Talk While Protecting Your Hearing

Two new Honeywell Howard Leight SYNC earmuff models block harmful noise while allowing users to stay connected to what matters

WESTWOOD, Mass., (August 7, 2018) – When it comes to working in noisy environments, silence is golden. And while the maxim may seem a bit cliché, there’s nothing funny or acceptable about hearing loss—especially when it can be prevented with an over-the-ear-style earmuff.

But if silence really is golden, so is the chance to take phone calls or stream music from your mobile device, or simply enjoy listening to AM/FM radio.

Enter the Sync family of electronic earmuffs from Honeywell Howard Leight—a line of ultra-comfortable high-quality headgear that protects users from hazardous noise, while keeping them connected to what matters.

Building on the success of its popular SYNC Stereo Earmuff, Honeywell Howard Leight introduces two new SYNC models for 2018: the Bluetooth-enabled SYNC Wireless Earmuff, and the SYNC AM/FM Radio Earmuff.

NEW Honeywell Howard Leight SYNC Wireless Earmuff

Whether working on a noisy jobsite, operating machinery or power equipment, or just cutting the lawn, you can work, stream and communicate wirelessly with the Honeywell Howard Leight SYNC Wireless Earmuff. The convenient, user-friendly, passive earmuff protects hearing by blocking out dangerous noise, while allowing its wearer to answer calls and stream content via Bluetooth* — without the hassle of cables or wires.

SYNC Wireless provides high passive noise attenuation with a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 25db. Its sleek, ergonomic design is highly comfortable to wear and makes operation simple with volume control buttons and flashing colored lights to indicate different settings.

The Bluetooth 4.1-enabled SYNC Wireless Earmuff connects wirelessly to mobile devices and features a robust boom microphone that allows users to place and answer calls with the confidence they’ll be understood. Plus, it’s easy to stream audio information and content—enhancing enjoyment and efficiency, while improving situational awareness.

Technology and Performance

  • 25db NRR offers a significant level of hearing protection
  • Bluetooth® 4.1 enabled


  • Connects wirelessly to Bluetooth-enabled devices for streaming music and communication
  • Conduct calls or stream information and audio content wirelessly from a mobile device
  • Uncompromised stereo sound
  • Performs as a traditional, passive earmuff when not connected to an audio device
  • Premium, padded headband
  • Rechargeable lithium Ion battery provides 16+ hours of operating time while streaming
  • Robust boom microphone with windsock for voice clarity in high-noise environments
  • Easy push-button connectivity and simple operating controls
  • Foldable earcups for compact storage

In the Box

  • One size fits most, Bluetooth-enabled earmuff with rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • USB cord and wall charger
  • Available in Black/Red

Black/Red: Model # RWS-53016 / UPC # 400255300168 / MSRP $153.00

NEW Honeywell Howard Leight SYNC AM/FM Radio Earmuff

Whistling while you work is fine and dandy, but listening to your favorite radio stations while you work is even better. The new SYNC AM/FM Radio Earmuff from Honeywell Howard Leight combines a 25db Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) with a built-in, digital AM/FM tuner for crisp, clean radio reception and high-fidelity stereo sound that’s on par with professional audio headphones.

Available in Black or Hi-Vis Green, SYNC AM/FM’s sleek and ergonomic design is highly comfortable to wear and makes operation simple with volume control buttons and flashing colored lights to indicate different settings. Offering auto search tuning, ten customizable station pre-sets and volume memory, SYNC AM/FM Radio employs a technologically advanced acoustical bass chamber to enhance bass sounds that are typically sacrificed in a stereo earmuff. Want to listen to your playlist? The SYNC AM/FM Radio Earmuff makes it easy to connect and listen to a smartphone, MP3 player or radio scanner with its external 3.5mm AUX jack and included cord.

Technology and Performance

  • 25db NRR offers a significant level of hearing protection
  • Clean, crisp, digital AM/FM radio reception and high-fidelity stereo sound
  • Patented Air Flow Control technology for optimal attenuation across all frequencies without increasing earcup size or weight
  • 100+ hour battery life


  • Digital AM/FM tuning
  • Auto search and 10 station pre-sets
  • LCD display
  • External 3.5mm AUX input for connection to mobile devices, MP3 players and scanners
  • Lightweight, slim earcup design
  • Foldable earcups for compact storage
  • Padded foam headband
  • Super soft snap-in ear cushions for easy maintenance and replacement

In the Box

  • One size fits most, AM/FM earmuff
  • Two AA batteries included
  • External 3.5mm AUX cord for connection to MP3 player, mobile device or scanner
  • Available in Black or Hi-Vis Green with reflective headband

Black: Model # 1032460 / UPC # 731255032460 / MSRP $92.72

Hi-Vis Green: Model # RWS-53015 / UPC # 040025530161 / MSRP $104.04

When it comes to hearing protection, silence is, indeed, golden, but so is the ability to stay connected to the world around us. Trust the Sync family of passive earmuffs from Honeywell Howard Leight to provide effective protection against dangerous noise levels, while keeping you or loved ones connected to what matters. The new Honeywell Howard Leight SYNC Wireless Earmuff and both new SYNC AM/FM Radio Earmuffs are available now at licensed Honeywell Howard Leight retailers.

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ReCover Tactical Announced Upcoming Release of 6 New Rails



ReCover Tactical is pleased to announce the upcoming release of 6 new rails
Shipping End of September
Pre-Orders Now Open

  • SHR9 – M&P Shield Smith & Wesson Compact Picatinny Rail
  • GR26 – Glock 26 Compact Picatinny Rail
  • GR43 – Glock 43 Compact Picatinny Rail
  • GR19 – Glock 19 Gen 1 and 2 Picatinny Rail
  • OR19 – Glock 19/17 Gen 3-5 Picatinny Over Rail
  • ZR65 – Sig Sauer P365 Compact Picatinny Over Rail

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SIG SAUER Receives Award from DoD for Suppressed Upper Receiver Group (SURG) with MCX Rifle System

Image result for SIG Suppressed Upper Receiver GroupNewington, N.H. (August 7, 2018) – U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the selection of the SIG SAUER MCX System for the Suppressed Upper Receiver Group (SURG) for the existing M4A1 Carbine. The SIG SAUER MCX SURG System will be an upgrade to the current M4A1 Carbine – a fully automatic version of the M4 Carbine – that went into service in 1994.

The DoD began the SURG program to upgrade, and optimize military weapons for continuous, suppressed use on the battlefield. The SIG SAUER MCX Rifle System outperformed the competition through the demanding, rigorous, and grueling testing to receive the SURG award. The SIG SAUER suppressor withstood the stringent stress and torture requirements set by DoD for firing specifications, vibration, sound, and temperature requirements to ensure soldier safety.

“The requirements set by DOD for the SURG procurement demanded significant improvements in reliability, thermal characteristics, and durability that went well above anything we are currently seeing in the industry,” said Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG SAUER, Inc. “We worked very hard to develop the MCX SURG System to specifically meet and exceed the DoD requirements. I am extremely proud that our hard work paid off, and endured the stringent and demanding military testing requirements, to ultimately gain the confidence of DoD to support their operations in the field.”

This DoD Award for the MCX SURG System is a $48 million, five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity, firm-fixed-price contract with an expected completion date of July 2023. The system will be built at the state-of-the-art SIG SAUER worldwide headquarters in Newington, New Hampshire.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, Advanced Sport Pellet (ASP) 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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Barnes® Expands its Precision Match Line with 6mm Creedmoor, 6.5 Creedmoor and 260 Remington


Mona, UT – Barnes Bullets developed Precision Match ammunition for the elite, technical shooters who demand uncompromising performance. Barnes Precision Match is now available in 6mm Creedmoor, 6.5 Creedmoor and 260 Remington.

Precision Match Ammunition, engineered for precision at extreme distances, features exceptionally low standard deviations and extreme variations due to Barnes’ exacting manufacturing and quality standards. Precision Match rounds are loaded with a match grade OTM (Open Tip Match) BT projectile featuring a long boat tail and high B.C. As an additional bonus, scan the QR code located on the back of each box to view Doppler radar generated drop tables specific to each load.

Order #


Bullet Weight/Style




6mm Creedmoor

112gr. Match Burner OTM BT


Coming Soon


6.5 Creedmoor

140gr. Match Burner OTM BT


Shipping Now


260 Remington

140gr. Match Burner OTM BT


Shipping Now

Precision Match delivers exceptionally accurate, long range results allowing the shooter to SEND IT WITH CONFIDENCE every time.

About Barnes Bullets, LLC

Barnes Bullets are purpose-built for precision shooters, America’s military elite and top-tier law enforcement communities. For the discriminating shooter who demands products that are uncompromising in performance and quality, Barnes brings to bear its relentless pursuit of innovative design, exacting manufacturing, and leading-edge testing capabilities.

More information about the Company can be found at

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SIG SAUER Receives 2018 Golden Triggr Awards for “Innovation in Firearms” and “Innovation in Optics”

Newington, N.H. (August 6, 2018) – SIG SAUER Inc., is pleased to announce they took home Golden Triggr Awards for two of the three categories at TriggrCon which showcases the newest, most innovative products in the firearms industry.

Recipients of the Golden Triggr Awards are evaluated on the following criteria: 1) Concept and Design: innovation that addresses a need and becomes a basis for future innovation, 2) Finish: quality of materials and manufacturing design and, 3) End User: the innovation should provide a high value and benefit that exceeds the cost.

The SIG SAUER P365 was awarded the 2018 Golden Triggr Award for Innovation in Firearms. The P365 is an everyday, concealed carry pistol. This micro-compact pistol is smaller and lighter than other pistols in its class. It features a high-capacity, patented modified double-stack magazine for a 10+1 full-size capacity, with 12-round factory made magazines available for 13-round capacity.

“Innovation is the foundation for all of the products developed by SIG SAUER, and we are truly honored to be recognized in this forum by our peers,” began Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “With the P365, we fused together micro-compact sizing with full-size capacity – an industry first. The value of this innovation is clearly being recognized and appreciated by our consumers because the demand for our Everyday Carry P365 is remarkable, and continues to surpass expectations.”

The SIG SAUER Electro-Optic Ballistic Data Xchange (BDX) was awarded the 2018 Golden Triggr for Innovation in Optics. BDX™ is a fully integrated rangefinder and riflescope system that utilizes Applied Ballistics Ultralight and Bluetooth™ to calculate and illuminate the exact holdover dot for the perfect shot. BDX is simple, fast, and intuitive – just connect the dot. The SIG BDX app is available for Android or iOS devices.

“We are very proud to be involved with TriggrCon as this event is a great fit for SIG SAUER. To be recognized for the TriggrCon Golden Triggr Award just takes it to the next level. The BDX system is a really innovative new product platform and has the potential to transform the way we hunt and shoot,” added Andy York, President, SIG SAUER Electro-Optics. “BDX brings an entirely new experience to hunters and sport enthusiasts by integrating their personal ballistics and automatically illuminating the correct hold over dot. The value, accuracy, and simplicity of the BDX system is really transformative, it is also a lot of fun to use.”

TriggrCon was held July 26 – 29, 2018 in Bellevue, Washington.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, Advanced Sport Pellet (ASP) 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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