Smith & Wesson’s New EQUALIZER


When Smith & Wesson introduced the EQUALIZER in November 2022, they brought to market a muscular CCW 9mm handgun with all of the features of their highly successful EZ line. Ergonomics, magazine capacity, safety and reliability are all enhanced in this offering.

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USMC Use GA-ASI MQ-9A for Training Exercise


MQ-9A Reaper (Predator B) | General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.


MQ-9A Used for Live-Fire and Simulated Exercises

SAN DIEGO – 30 March 2023 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is working with the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) on a series of Service-Level Training Exercises (SLTE) using a company-owned MQ-9A Unmanned Aircraft System to support the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Training Command (MAGTFTC). The SLTE 2-23 is being conducted near Twentynine Palms, Calif. with participation from Joint Forces. The training ensures participants are prepared for the future dynamic environment.

Contracting the use of MQ-9A enabled USMC to begin integrating Group 5 unmanned aircraft into the Marine Air-Ground Task Force for the first time within the various exercises. GA-ASI began flying the MQ-9A on Feb. 3, 2023, with a combination of GA-ASI and VMU-3 pilots and sensor operators. The aircraft flew out of GA-ASI’s facility at the Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., with flights over training ranges in Southwest-Continental United States (CONUS). The MQ-9A is providing its proven Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) data package – including GA-ASI’s Lynx® Multi-mode Radar – to provide the USMC with extraordinary situational awareness and simulated close air support.

“GA-ASI is always ready and willing to support the USMC exercises,” said GA-ASI Vice President of DoD Strategic Development, Patrick Shortsleeve. “We know that being able to utilize an actual MQ-9A is critical to the success of these exercises and helps the USMC ramp-up their training program.”

The SLTE Program consists of a series of exercises, including the live-fire Integrated Training Exercise (ITX), Marine Littoral Regiment Training Exercise (MLR TE), and Force-on-Force (FoF) MAGTF Warfighting Exercise (MWX). MAGTFTC executes the SLTE Program, which includes simulated and live-fire armed exercises, to enhance the readiness of the Fleet Marine Forces and support the Marine Corps’ responsibilities to national security.

GA-ASI was contracted by the USMC in 2022 to deliver eight MQ-9A Extended Range (ER) UAS as part of the ARES Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) contract.

About GA-ASI

General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator® RPA series and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. With more than seven million flight hours, GA-ASI provides long-endurance, mission-capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems required to deliver persistent flight that enables situational awareness and rapid strike. The company also produces a variety of ground control stations and sensor control/image analysis software, offers pilot training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas. For more information, visit

Avenger, Lynx, Predator, SeaGuardian and SkyGuardian are registered trademarks of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

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Bundeswehr orders ten new type PzH 2000 tank howitzers

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Bundeswehr orders ten
new type PzH 2000 tank howitzers

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Berlin, 29. March 2023
– The Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology, and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has awarded Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) a contract for the production of ten new type PzH 2000 self-propelled tank howitzers. The two parties signed the contractual agreement in Berlin today. Delivery of the systems is scheduled to begin in 2025. They will replace the German artillery`s self-propelled tank howitzers, which were recently handed over to Ukraine as part of military support operations.
The agreement concluded today also includes options for the production of a total of 18 additional PzH 2000s in three lots of six systems.
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, a member of the German-French defense technology group KNDS, leads the European market for highly protected wheeled and tracked vehicles. At locations in Germany, Brazil, Greece, Hungary, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the USA more than 4.000 employees develop, manufacture and support a product portfolio ranging from air-transportable, highly protected wheeled vehicles (MUNGO, AMPV*, DINGO, GFF4 and BOXER*) through reconnaissance, anti-aircraft and artillery systems (FENNEK, GEPARD, Remote Controlled Howitzer 155, Armoured Howitzer PzH2000, DONAR* and AGM) to main battle tanks (LEOPARD 1 and 2), infantry fighting vehicles (PUMA*) and bridgelaying systems. In addition, KMW has wide-ranging system competence in the area of civil and military simulation, as well as in command and information systems and remote-controlled weapon stations with reconnaissance and observation equipment. The armed forces of more than 50 nations worldwide rely on tactical systems by KMW.
* Joint venture with national and international partners
Unless otherwise indicated, all products are registered trademarks of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG

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New Swivel Drop Leg Available Now!

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Up Your Game With Swagger QD

Grand Island, NE. March 30, 2023 – Whether waiting for an extended period on a “hung up” longbeard or making that last call to break away a tom from his hens, having a steady rest is a must. A proper bipod, such as the Swagger Bipods QD42, prevents the hunter from holding a heavy gun, allows freed-up hands to use a slate call, and is essential in a turkey hunter’s arsenal.

The Swagger Bipods QD System is hybrid by design, taking the Quick Adapt Technology from Swagger’s popular original Hunter Series and the Quick Detach design with the QD, creating the most versatile shooting system that turkey hunters have ever experienced. By simply attaching the QD42s directly to a wide variety of shotguns, many turkey hunters now have the advantage of keeping their shotguns up in the ready position for an extended period. Less movement in the setup position prevents the keen eyes of the wild turkey from spotting the hunter when trying to keep the gun in an up position.

If you are a hunter who prefers hunting from a ground blind or enjoys bringing a kid hunting, the QDs can also be the answer. The QD42s range from 14” to 42”, allowing every size of turkey hunter to have the advantage of a stable rest. For on-the-move turkey hunts or having to make a reposition, the QD can detach and reattach with the snap of a button. Weighing only 15 ounces makes a move easier because there is not a significant amount of extra weight.

Every experienced turkey hunter knows that one missing link can make or break a hunt. Because the Swagger Bipods QD42 provides turkey hunters with many advantages to outsmart a mature spring gobbler, it is no surprise that the QD42 has become one of the essential tools that turkey hunters carry in their vests on every hunt.


  • · Weight: 15 oz.
  • · Effective Range: 14” to 42”
  • · Quick Adapt Technology
  • · QD Standard Sling Swivel Stud Adapter Included
  • · Other Available Adapters: QD Universal Adapter
  • Retails: $129.99

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Swagger Bipods are made in the USA, incorporating numerous unique high-performance features, including our patented Flex Ready Technology built into many of our products. At Swagger, we are confident our bipods will do for you what no bipod has ever done before, and back this claim with our Limited Lifetime Guarantee.

Swagger bipods are also covered by our Shoot With Confidence Guarantee. If your Swagger bipod does not give you more shooting flexibility and more shooting confidence, send the product back to us within 30 days of purchase, with proof of purchase from an authorized dealer, and we will buy it back. No questions asked.

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Kinetic Concealment Offers Holster for Hi-Point JXP 10mm

March 30, 2023

Kinetic Concealment Offers OWB Holster for the New Hi-Point JXP 10mm

Jackson, TN – Kinetic Concealment, a leading manufacturer of high-quality holsters, is pleased to announce the release of its new line of outside the waistband holsters for the Hi-Point JXP 10mm handgun.

Designed with the highest level of functionality and durability in mind, Kinetic Concealment’s outside the waistband holsters for the Hi-Point JXP 10mm offer gun owners a comfortable and secure way to carry their firearm. The holsters are made with a low-profile kydex shell design that allows for maximum concealment.

“We are thrilled to offer this new line of holsters for the Hi-Point JXP 10mm,” said Chris Harless for Kinetic Concealment. “We felt that many Hi-Point owners did not have a lot of options for holsters and we wanted to offer a solution for that problem.”

The new holsters are a simple OWB design, with a leather backing and an attached Kydex shell. The style was chosen due to the size of the JXP. The holsters MSRP for $49.95 and can be purchased at

In addition to the Hi-Point JXP 10mm, Kinetic Concealment offers outside the waistband holsters for a wide variety of firearms, including popular models from Glock, Sig Sauer, and Smith & Wesson.

Gun owners who are looking for a reliable and functional holster for their Hi-Point JXP 10mm can purchase Kinetic Concealment’s outside the waistband holster online or through authorized dealers. With a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, Kinetic Concealment is proud to offer a holster that is designed to meet the needs of gun owners everywhere.
About Kinetic Concealment

Kinetic Concealment is a leading manufacturer of premium holsters and accessories, offering innovative solutions for gun enthusiasts. With a focus on quality, durability, and reliability, Kinetic Concealment is dedicated to helping shooters achieve their best in the field or on the range.
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New! SureFire M340DFT & M640DFT


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New Platinum Gray Hellcat Pro – Now Available


Springfield Armory® is proud to announce the release of a Platinum Gray Hellcat Pro, an exclusive variant developed specifically for sale by distributor Sports South.

Combining the performance of a larger handgun with class-leading concealability and capacity, the Hellcat® Pro with a Platinum Gray slide is a Sports South exclusive. This compact pistol is chambered in 9mm and offers 15+1 capacity in a smaller footprint than any other gun in its class. Optics ready and equipped with a versatile accessory rail and hammer forged barrel, this exceptional everyday carry pistol delivers the perfect balance.




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St. Louis Campaign Targets Illegal Gun Purchases

March 30, 2023

St. Louis Campaign Targets Illegal Gun Purchases

NSSF, ATF, DOJ Emphasize ‘Don’t Lie for the Other GuyTM’

Don't lieST. LOUIS — NSSF®, The Firearm Industry Trade Association, together with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Department of Justice (DOJ), announced a month-long public education campaign reminding the Greater St. Louis area public about stiff penalties facing individuals convicted of unlawful firearm purchases. The “Don’t Lie for the Other Guy” campaign is in its 23rd year and drives home the message that anyone making an illegal firearm purchase faces a federal felony penalty of up to 15 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines. An additional 15 years can be added if the illegal straw purchase is made with the intent of trafficking across state lines. The program is funded in full by the firearm industry and will now also include federal funding allocated to ATF by Congress. St. Louis was chosen for this specific campaign by ATF.

“The firearm industry has always been fully committed to keeping firearms out of the hands of those who should not possess them. We are proud to launch this public awareness campaign in St. Louis and of our more than two-decade cooperative relationship with ATF, DOJ and the entire law enforcement community to assist them in their efforts to reduce criminal acquisition of firearms,” said NSSF President and CEO Joe Bartozzi.

The St. Louis area “Don’t Lie” campaign will total nearly 43 million gross media impressions. This includes more than 25 outdoor billboards, digital bulletin boards and posters in key locations throughout the region with the message: “Buy a gun for someone who can’t and buy yourself 15 years in jail. Don’t Lie for the Other Guy.” The campaign also includes more than 1,000 radio spots and more than 2.5 million targeted geofenced online mobile advertisements on Facebook and Instagram.

To legally purchase a firearm, a person must pass an FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System verification, or NICS check, and fully comply with all state and local laws. When a criminal is illegally trafficking in firearms or knows they cannot pass this check, they may try to induce a friend or acquaintance to make the purchase for them. This is an illegal straw purchase and is a felony.

The “Don’t Lie for the Other Guy” program also involves educating firearm retailers to better detect and prevent illegal straw purchases by providing “Don’t Lie for the Other Guy” retailer kits containing a training video and information for storeowners and staff, as well as point-of-purchase displays aimed to deter illegal straw purchasers.

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

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About NSSF

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit

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Are you a firearms manufacturer, distributor or importer, gun store owner, gun range owner, or an agent representing someone in this industry? Are you interested in a customizable, competitive insurance solution for your business?

Breckenridge Insurance features an award-winning insurance team with specialists focused on the firearms industry, shooting ranges and stores, and even hunting lease coverage. With the market currently in flux, now is the perfect time to consider all your options for tailored insurance coverage.

For gun ranges and stores, our longstanding program offers a top-rated carrier for property and crime coverage among other interests. For firearm manufacturers, distributors and importers we work with specialty markets that cover general, excess, and defense costs and more.

Our team welcomes the opportunity to discuss an ideal policy and pricing with your agent or broker. Even better – we can typically provide quotes within a single business day. Discover how we can help you by contacting us at

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FALCO® Holsters Partnership with Legally Armed America Yields New Holster


Ft. Lauderdale, FL – March 30, 2023 – FALCO® Holsters, globally recognized for exceptional artisanship in every handcrafted, purpose-built leather holster, announces a new influencer partnership with Legally Armed America’s Paul Glasco. The relationship has yielded an entirely new gun holster with insight from Glasco. The FALCO A907 is a new Compact Hybrid IWB holster crafted from Kydex and premium Italian leather. To celebrate the partnership, FALCO Holsters, and Legally Armed America will give away a Sig Sauer P365 X Macro in 9mm with the new FALCO Holsters A907.

“When Paul visited our booth during SHOT Show, he suggested a completely new way of combining our premium Italian leather with Kydex for an ultra-comfortable and practical hybrid holster design,” said FALCO Holsters Vice President of Sales and Marketing Katarína Zacharová. “Our current hybrid holsters are one of our best-selling categories, keeping pace with our premium leather line, so we knew his idea was fantastic. We immediately began R&D on the new A907 holster with Paul’s input. Recognizing the reach and loyalty of his audience as a celebrity, we also executed an influencer partnership,” she added.

“At FALCO Holsters, we strongly believe that ongoing education and raising awareness with both industry insiders and gun owners is essential to protecting the Second Amendment,“ said Zacharová. “Paul, as a strong advocate for the 2A, does just that, and his lifestyle embodies the culture of everyday carry in the U.S. Our partnership with him will benefit our customers with product innovations and important education.”

FALCO Holsters and Legally Armed America Partnership

“Collaborating with FALCO Holsters has been awesome from day one,” stated Paul Glasco, President of Legally Armed America. “There is no other holster company quite like them because while their competitors focus on making holsters to fit firearms, FALCO creates holsters specifically for folks who carry guns all the time. They really pay attention to making EDC comfortable, efficient, and safe for people as individuals. And only two short months after we began talking about a hybrid leather/Kydex holster design, we have an innovative design already available to the public. I’m proud to align myself with this Slovakian company,” he added.

A907 Compact Hybrid OWB Holster

According to Glasco, the A907 Compact Hybrid IWB Holster has three features that make it practical for everyday carry. “One, the leather backing is especially nice. I live in Louisiana, where it’s super hot and humid. The leather is much more forgiving and comfortable against your skin than Kydex, especially in warm weather. Two, the positive retention of the Kydex itself offers the added assurance of safe, repeatable reholstering. And three, folks will love the ease of removing this holster from their belt when they change clothes or need to use the restroom. The synthetic belt clip is extra-wide and withstands hot climates better than metal. One-handed holster removal solves so many safety issues when it comes to daily concealed carry daily. Leaving your loaded firearm holstered is always the safer option when changing your clothes,” he added.

Combining the comfort of the finest Italian full-grain premium leather with Kydex’s positive retention and durability, the inside-the-waistband A907 is ideal for everyday concealed carry. The hybrid holster features a wide polymer belt clip with an integrated lip for simple one-handed holster removal. An extra layer reinforces the sweat guard and adds comfort and stability. “Adding the FALCO Holster Claw is another way for people to achieve even better concealment,” Zacharová said. 

· Designed in collaboration with Legally Armed America

  • · IWB hybrid holster
  • · Premium leather backer
  • · U.S. Kydex precisely molded to a specific gun for exact fit
  • · Optics ready and available with cuts for RDS compatibility
  • · Full grain premium leather is hand cut, stitched, lacquered, and finished by leather artisans
  • · Extra-wide synthetic belt clip with integrated lip for one-handed holster removal from belt
  • · Available in 1.5” and 1.75”
  • · Available for more than 2,000 pistols and 900 revolvers
  • · Sweat guard reinforced with a second layer of leather for comfort
  • · Also available without extended sweat guard
  • · Open bottom prevents dirt accumulation
  • · Extensive customization options with stitching, finished edge colors, and embossing
  • · Recommended: Add a FALCO Holster Claw for zero printing
  • · Lifetime limited warranty and 30-day buyback guarantee
  • · MSRP: $95.95

FALCO Holsters & Legally Armed America Gun/Holster Giveaway

“To celebrate our partnership, we are announcing a handgun and holster giveaway,” said Zacharova. The package features a Sig Sauer P365 X Macro in 9mm with the FALCO Holsters A907 and the FALCO Holster Claw, plus a Legally Armed America backpack. The lucky winner will choose the holster’s leather color, stitching, and edge finish.” The giveaway is valued at more than $925.

The FALCO Holsters and Legally Armed American Gun/Holster Giveaway begins on April 1, 2023, and ends on July 4, 2023. The winner will be announced on July 5, 2023. The contest allows 12 entries by visiting FALCO Holsters and Legally Armed America websites and social media platforms in the contest link. Click here to enter.

To learn more about becoming a trusted FALCO Holsters retailer, contact Vice President of Sales and Marketing Katarína Zacharová at

For more information about FALCO Holsters, visit

About Legally Armed America

Legally Armed America features multiple media platforms hosted by Paul Glasco. The “Legally Armed America” television show airs on FOX29 regionally in Texas and Louisiana and covers Second Amendment advocacy, responsible gun use, and in-depth product reviews. The High Capacity Podcast is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts, where Paul discusses guns, legislation, and firearms news. The Legally Armed America YouTube channel is committed to promoting and protecting the Second Amendment and gun rights. Paul Glasco is the Louisiana State Director of Affairs for Gun Owners of America and the author of “How to Make a Monster and Why No One Cares.”

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About FALCO® Holsters, The Gun Holsters Company

FALCO Holsters delivers a unique combination of modern techniques and old-world, traditional craftsmanship to our portfolio of custom handgun holsters. Since 1989, the FALCO brand has grown from a small garage in rural Slovakia making leather falconry gloves to a state-of-the-art workshop producing an extensive variety of holsters we supply to individuals, police forces, and military units worldwide. Using only the highest quality European and U.S. materials available, FALCO Holsters thrives while proudly maintaining a personal approach. All products are handmade in Slovakia, in the heart of the beautiful Stiavnica Mountains, rich with history, and appreciated as a World Heritage Site (UNESCO). We are proud of the precision of our skilled artisans and our ability to design and manufacture products according to any customer’s exacting needs and requirements. Our commitment to customer service and premium quality extends through our endless customization options, the FALCO Holster’s limited lifetime warranty, and fast, international FedEx shipping.

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Protect Your Threads, Protect Your Head

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Protect your threads, protect your head. The Blastphemy Blast Deflector. [LEARN MORE] Looking to protect your muzzle device's threads while you wait for your HUXWRX suppressor? The Blastphemy is the device you need. On top of thread protection, the Blastphemy protects shooter and bystanders from the concussive blast of shooting by deflecting the force forward along the bullet trajectory.

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Bond Arms® Brings A Heavy Hitter to the Market with the Cyclops .45-70

Bond Arms® Brings A Heavy Hitter to the Market with the Cyclops .45-70

Granbury, TX (March 29, 2023) – Bond Arms® is well known for producing some of the best quality derringers in the North American market. Not only do their handguns come in a wide range of calibers, but they make a statement, and the manufacturing of these derringers is second to none. Built rugged, tough, and dependable, each of the offerings from Bond Arms® often surpasses consumer expectations.

And yet, Bond Arms® is exceeding expectations again. While derringers are often considered small rimfire calibers and expand into standard pistol calibers, including some magnum cartridges, they don’t usually come chambered in a traditional rifle caliber. That is, until now.

Announced at SHOT Show 2023, Bond Arms began production of a .45-70 derringer named the Cyclops. Coming in at 28 oz, the Cyclops is built stronger and more durable than ever. This 4.25 in. barrel is fitted into a single action frame and is only the first release in a new series of big bore derringers slated to be released in 50 AE, 454 casull, and 44 magnum.

This model does vary from other pistol options from Bond Arms. Unlike the traditional over/under staple, the Cyclops is a single shot only. The lack of a secondary chambering adds additional weight to the pistol and mitigates some felt recoil in a cartridge as large as the .45-70. It comes with an extended and proprietary B6 resin grip. Changes have been made to the grip to make it more ergonomic and easier to shoot. These sights are no different than most Bond Arms’ options and fixed to the frame and barrel.

The Cyclops comes in at a mesmerizing 6.75 in. overall and a hefty 7 lb trigger pull. This handgun is a TON of fun to shoot. So, if someone wants to make a statement at the range, the Cyclops is the perfect derringer!

Many of the Bond Arms® barrels can be swapped to various frames. The Cyclops frame will not be compatible with the Hand Cannon, Stinger, or Stinger RS barrels.

Cyclops .45-70 Features:

  • · Grip Material: B6 Resin
  • · Grip Size: Extended
  • · Sights: Fixed
  • · Ammo Capacity: 1
  • · Action: Single Action
  • · Trigger Guard: Yes
  • Cyclops .45-70 Specs:
  • · Caliber: .45-70 Government
  • · Barrel Length: 4.25 in.
  • · Length: 6.75 in.
  • · Weight: 28 oz
  • · Trigger Pull Weight: 7 lbs.
  • · MSRP: $699

BOND ARMS, INC. is located in Granbury, Texas, and manufactures the award-winning Bond Arms Derringer – the finest in double barrel protection. Originally organized under the name Texas Armory, the company became incorporated as Bond Arms in 1995 with the idea that the Remington Model 95 over-under, single-action derringer could be converted from an Old West anachronism into a modern & reliable handgun. The barrel and frame were redesigned to safely fire modern calibers & the entire handgun is constructed entirely from stainless steel. This makes for a pistol that’s both strong and durable.

For more information, please visit WWW.BONDARMS.COM

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RadCast Outdoors Podcast Features Hunting Legend Jim Shockey

RadCast Outdoors Podcast Features Hunting Legend Jim Shockey

Kinnear, WY (March 29, 2023) —  The March 22, 2023 edition of the RadCast Outdoors Podcast – “Hunting, Fishing, and Everything in Between” – features special guest and hunting legend Jim Shockey. Sponsored by Bow Spider (, Hi Mountain Seasonings (, and PK Lures (, this episode features Bow Spider’s David Merrill, Brown Company’s Rowdy Anderson, 307 Pursuit’s Blake Fegler, RadCast’s Patrick Edwards, and Morning 10’s Charene “The Adventure Queen” Herrera talking with Shockey about a wide variety of topics related to hunting, fishing, and the great outdoors.

Shockey traveled to Lander Wyoming to speak at the March 25, 2023 Muley Fanatic Foundation, 10 Country Chapter event. He is a true legend in the hunting community, both as an outfitter, hunter, television host, and more, and was awarded the prestigious Weatherby Award in 2018. In this captivating podcast Shockey talks about his career, wolves, bears, fly fishing, gun laws, his kids, and his new book, “Call Me Hunter,” available for presale right now on and many other places.
This 79-minute podcast is chock full of interesting insights and fun stories, and is a must-listen event for all serious outdoorsmen and women. You can hear it right now here:
About Recreational Archery Development LLC (RAD, LLC): Founded in 2019 and headquartered in Kinnear, WY, RAD, LLC is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative products for the outdoor industry, including the Bow Spider brand of products. Bow Spider’s intuitive design makes bow retrieval fast and easy in any situation. The product is proudly made in the USA and gives one percent of all sales to conservation. The company also offers veterans a 15 percent discount on all products. (To take advantage of this offer orders need to be called in directly to the company at 307-438-9290.) For additional information on RAD, LLC and the Bow Spider brand of products write to: RAD, LLC, PO Box 171, Kinnear, WY 82516; call 307-438-9290; email; visit

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Arizona Governor’s Veto Embraces ‘Woke’ Discrimination Over State Businesses

March 29, 2023

Arizona Governor’s Veto Embraces ‘Woke’ Discrimination Over State Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Arizona’s Gov. Katie Hobbs sided with “woke” Wall Street corporations over Grand Canyon State businesses and protecting the free exercise of rights when she vetoed Senate Bill 1096, the bipartisan Firearm Industry Nondiscrimination (FIND) Act.

The FIND legislation would have ensured firearm-related businesses have fair access to financial services and corporate entities wouldn’t benefit from taxpayer-funded contracts while using those profits to discriminate against constitutionally-protected firearm businesses. The legislation would have made corporations ineligible for state or municipal contracts if they hold discriminatory policies against firearm businesses. The legislation was strongly supported by NSSF – The Firearm Industry Trade Association.

In essence, the legislation would have enabled Arizona to choose to do business with those companies that do not discriminate based on an industry they may not like or with which they disagree. The legislation was passed by the state Senate 16-13 and by the state’s House of Representatives 31-29.

“Governor Hobbs chose to allow Arizona businesses to be subjected to out-of-state discriminatory policies that put special interests over business success,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “This shows state residents that their governor’s loyalties are with Wall Street’s ‘woke’ agenda and not with protecting homegrown businesses or protecting the Second Amendment rights of Arizona’s citizens.”

Gov. Hobbs issued a statement claiming the legislation was “unnecessary” and urged “the legislature to focus on providing real solutions to the real challenges faced by our state.” It is the firearm industry that executes a campaign called Real Solutions. Safer Communities.® that works to ensure firearms remain beyond the reach of those who cannot be trusted to possess them.

That dismissive statement ignores the reality that Arizona businesses are being targeted by corporate entities discriminating against Arizona businesses based on politics. The veto came on the same day Gov. Hobbs’ spokesperson, Josselyn Berry, posted an image on Twitter showing a woman holding handguns, adding “Us when we see transphobes.” The post was made following the tragedy in Nashville and has since been removed from Twitter for violating Twitter’s rules, but Gov. Hobbs has refused calls to fire Ms. Berry.

This veto, coupled with the vile and violent threats, exposes the animus the Hobbs administration holds for the firearm industry and Arizonans’ Constitutional right to keep and bear arms to protect themselves against violence. NSSF condemns the use or threat of violence by anyone against innocent lives.

About NSSF

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit

National Shooting Sports Foundation | 6 Corporate Drive, Shelton, CT 06484

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Tasmanian Tiger Releases Three New Products for its Medic Product Line

Tasmanian Tiger® Releases Three New Products for its Medic Product Line

The TT BASE MEDIC POUCH MK II, TT SCISSORS POUCH, and TT IFAK POUCH DUAL are designed to enhance first aid kit organization and efficiency for first responders and medical professionals.


Knoxville, Tenn. (March 2023)Tasmanian Tiger®, a tactical nylon line of products distributed exclusively for the US market by Proforce Equipment, Inc., has announced the release of three new products for its medic product line to the US market. The new products include the TT BASE MEDIC POUCH MK II, TT SCISSORS POUCH, and TT IFAK Pouch Dual, which are designed to provide enhanced functionality and durability for first responders and medical professionals.

The TT BASE MEDIC POUCH MK II is a versatile and modular pouch designed for first responders and medical professionals. This rescue bag is designed to hold all of your first aid supplies, with an internal mesh bag featuring a drawcord for easy organization. Additionally, this pouch includes an integrated scissor pouch on the outside of the bag for quick access to essential medical tools. The TT Base Medic Pouch MK II also features separate detachable hook & loop pockets with a transparent cover for additional organization and protection of your supplies. With the MOLLE snap button system, this pouch can be easily fixed on MOLLE systems, ensuring easy integration with your existing gear. The TT Base Medic Pouch MK II is an essential component of any medical kit, and its modular design and high-quality construction make it a reliable and durable choice for any first responder or medical professional.

The TT BASE MEDIC POUCH MK II weighs 10.56 oz./300g. and measures 8H x 5.5W x 12D (20 x 14 x 12 cm). It is made from Cordura® 700 denier (Multicam 500 denier) and is available in Black, Olive, and Coyote for an MSRP of $59.95 and Multicam for an MSRP of $64.95.

The TT SCISSORS POUCH is an essential accessory for medical professionals and first responders who need quick access to medical scissors. This pouch is designed for attachment to MOLLE-compatible gear, using the MOLLE snap button system, which allows for easy integration and detachment. With the need for only one MOLLE loop, this compact pouch is perfect for those who need to optimize their loadout. The pouch is made of durable material that can withstand tough outdoor conditions, and the snap button system ensures secure and easy access to your scissors when you need them. The TT Scissors Pouch is an essential component for any medical kit and will help ensure that you are always prepared in an emergency.

The TT SCISSORS POUCH weighs 1.94 oz./55g. and measures 7H x 2W x 2D (17.5 x 5 x 5 cm). It is made from Nylon Webbing and is available in Black, Olive, and Coyote for an MSRP of $11.95.

The TT IFAK Pouch Dual is an innovative first-aid kit solution for those who need to be prepared for emergencies. This small, flat pouch can be easily mounted on MOLLE surfaces or a belt and features a fold-out first aid panel that can be individually equipped and pulled out on both sides. The laminated CORDURA® material ensures durability and longevity, while the MOLLE reverse system and adjustable fixation option provide versatility for use with up to 50mm belts. Both sides’ removable and individually configurable panel allows for customization and ease of use. Additionally, the pouch includes back-to-back hook & loop strips for individual fastening inside and folds open with a hook & loop fastening. With a need for only four MOLLE loops, the TT IFAK Pouch Dual is a compact and functional solution for first responders, medical professionals, and outdoor enthusiasts.

The TT IFAK Pouch Dual weighs 5.64 oz./160g. and measures 4.33H x 7.87W x 1.38D (11 x 20 x 3.5 cm). It is made from Cordura® 700 Denier and is available in Black, Olive, and Coyote for an MSRP of $49.95.

The TT BASE MEDIC POUCH MK II, TT SCISSORS POUCH, and TT IFAK Pouch Dual are now available for purchase through TT authorized dealers.

Click to see the 2023 Tasmanian Tiger New Items digital catalog here or the Vol. 3 Product digital catalog here. Find a local dealer here for any of the exciting Tasmanian Tiger products.

All sales inquiries can be directed to

About Tasmanian Tiger®:

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



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Kick off Spring with Vortex® Turkey Week


March 29, 2023 – Contact:

BARNEVELD, Wis. – Get your calls ready and your patterns tight: Vortex® Turkey Week is here to help you bag a gobbler and celebrate one of our nation’s most exciting hunts.
Running from March 27 to March 31, it’s a week packed with tips, tricks, and ways to win, including your shot at a dream hunt with The Hunting Public.
New videos and podcasts will drop every day. We’re introducing our new, original video series Vortex® Hunts with a Nebraska turkey hunt that brings the action in up close and personal. We’re also launching informative videos and podcasts about tuning your turkey loadout, so there’s something for every hunter to enjoy.
This is also a great opportunity to get entered to win an expenses-paid turkey hunt with The Hunting Public. Including lodging, travel, the necessary licenses and tags, Vortex® optics and more, it’s your chance at the hunt of a lifetime.
Vortex® Turkey Week culminates with a March Madness-style turkey calling competition featuring some of your favorite hunting personalities, with your chance to vote on the winner.
Head to the Vortex® Turkey Week page for more.
To see more from Vortex®, visit

About Vortex®: Your desire to be your best fuels our promise to provide nothing short of exceptional performance, unmatched service, and memorable experiences. The way we see it, your success is our success. Welcome to Vortex Nation™.

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RAFAEL Registers Record Breaking Year in Sales & Orders

RAFAEL Registers Record Breaking Year in Sales &

RAFAEL concludes 2022 with record-highs in sales of
approximately $3.45 billion, orders of approximately $4.8 billion, backlog of
approximately $10.1 billion, and a net profit of $150 million


CEO_YOAV_HAR_EVEN (002)Today (Wednesday), Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.
announces its financial results for 2022, as approved by the company’s board of
directors, with sales amounting to $3.45 billion and a net profit (without the
special tax for previous years’ profits) of $150 million.  The volume of orders is $4.8 billion and the order backlog is $10.1
billion, which is about 3 years of sales.  *In 2022, Rafael paid the State of Israel a special tax on retained
profits from previous years amounting to some $128

The backlog of orders breaks a record, crossing the 10
billion dollar mark and standing at approximately $10.2 billion compared to
approximately $9.2 billion in the corresponding period last year- the increase
is mainly due to orders received in Israel and

The net profit (without the special tax) in 2022
amounted to about $150 million, compared to the net profit of about $133 million
in 2021. The company’s sales in 2022 totaled approximately $3.45 million,
compared to approximately $3.07 billion in

CEO and President of RAFAEL, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Yoav

“2022 was a challenging year in many respects:  Starting with the continued impact of
the COVID-19 Pandemic, the challenge of recruiting and retaining manpower,
difficulties in the supply chain, and of course the changes and transformations
in the markets in Israel and globally which were impacted by the campaign in
Ukraine and other major events.  Through proper preparation and the practical implementation of the
company’s strategic vision, RAFAEL completed 2022 with a successful year. This
financial year brought with it technological breakthroughs and marketing
achievements, both in Israel and worldwide, and again with very promising
financial results.  Even through
the challenges and complexity of the past year, RAFAEL continued to be a central
pillar supporting the country’s security, with significant contributions to the
IDF and the defense establishment as a whole by providing a wide range of
capabilities and advanced systems that are the products of the considerable
investments in research and development. Above all, we rely on the quality of
our manpower, this is what allows us to overcome challenges and achieve the
goals set before us. In this regard, we have taken major steps on all levels to
preserve, develop and recruit the best candidates for our workforce and we will
continue to do so moving forward in 2023. We are already in the midst of another
very successful year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the
outgoing Chairman of RAFAEL, Dr. Uzi Landau, for his 6 years of leadership and
invaluable work for the company and on behalf of RAFAEL’s management and board
of directors, I would like to thank the RAFAEL employees and their

In 2022, Rafael recorded several monumental
achievements both in terms of development and testing, as well as commercial
success and business operations.  The company continued to position itself as a global leader in the realm
of air defense and strengthened its presence in markets worldwide.  Through the successful testing of the IRON BEAM High Energy Laser Weapon
System – a powerful laser system designed to intercept aerial threats that will
be a complementary capability to the IRON DOME system.  The development of the system is a technological breakthrough at the
global level and joins the list of RAFAEL systems that feature sophisticated
technologies not seen in other systems in their respective class.  Also in 2022, RAFAEL signed a strategic teaming agreement for the
development of the IRON BEAM system with Lockheed Martin.  The company also completed a live fire test of the ‘IRON DOME’ battery in
cooperation with the US Army. RAFAEL unveiled the new SPIKE NLOS 6th Generation
Missile – the most advanced anti-tank missile in the world and conducted a
successful test of the C-DOME – the naval application of the IRON DOME.  RAFAEL introduced ICE BREAKER, the
advanced air-to-ground missile, the first Israeli missile to incorporate an
advanced electro-optical homing warhead capable of autonomously classifying

 The 2022
Fiscal Year also saw other major commercial achievements as RAFAEL acquired two
international companies to support the company’s increase in activity:
American-based PVP and British-based Pearson

Continuing its track record of excellence, RAFAEL again
secured the Israel Security Award (the 58th in its history) for a unique

In 2022, RAFAEL also reached a feat in the recruitment
of employees with approximately 1,300 employees joining the

RAFAEL is the largest employer in the northern part of
Israel with some 8,000 employees and annual acquisitions in the amount of about
4 billion dollars from subcontractors, most of them in the north of the
country.  Since becoming a private
government-owned company, RAFAEL has transferred to the state dividends totaling
over 2.5 billion NIS.

About 8.9% of the company’s total sales are allocated
to invest in research and development.  The investment also includes joint
activities with academic institutions in Israel and abroad and involvement in
various civic activities, including collaborations with startups and innovation

Data for the 4th quarter of 2022 (in

The financial results for the fourth quarter of 2022,
which ended on 12/31/2022, show sales amounting to 3,863 million shekels, an
increase of about 15% from the corresponding period last year and a net profit
of 301 million shekels (excluding the special tax for previous years’ profits)
against net profit of 270 million shekels in the corresponding period last year.
In the fourth quarter, Rafael paid a special tax to the State of Israel in the
amount of 227 million shekels for retained profits from previous years (over 10


2022 Results

2021 Results

Net Profits after

$150 M  (503M Shekels)

$133 M  (431M


$3,445M (11,586M Shekels)

$3,075M (9,931M Shekels)


$4,793M (16,104 Shekels)

$4,774M (15,421M Shekels)

Order Backlog

$10,127M (35,636 Shekels)

$9,248M (28,760M Shekels)









For additional information or to coordinate an
interview, please contact Daniel Tsemach

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N.C. Legislature Overrides Veto, Abolishes 104-Year-Old Jim Crow Pistol Permit Law

March 29, 2023

N.C. Legislature Overrides Veto, Abolishes 104-Year-Old Jim Crow Pistol Permit Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Carolina’s General Assembly vetoed to overturn Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 41, legislation that scraps the state’s 104-year-old racist Jim Crow-era law for permit-to-purchase pistol requirements.

The new law strikes the Tar Heel State’s requirement that sheriffs make a “good moral character” judgement on North Carolinians seeking to purchase a handgun. The state legislature’s override of Gov. Cooper’s veto means the state will instead rely on the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) to verify that every purchase of a firearm is only allowed for those who can pass the instant background check.

“This is a tremendous victory for North Carolina and a long-overdue move to relegate this racist Jim Crow-era law to the ash heap of history,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “Governor Cooper’s insistence of retaining this ill-conceived relic of a discriminatory era was wrong and the firearm industry is grateful to the North Carolina legislators to put an end to this scheme that only served to deny citizens their Second Amendment rights.”

Senate Bill 41 was the second attempt to overturn the law. Gov. Cooper vetoed similar legislation in 2021, despite the law having the backing of North Carolina’s Sheriffs Association.

Background checks for North Carolina handgun purchases will become more secure since permits-to-purchase handguns were valid for five years, meaning an individual who legally obtained a permit but was subsequently listed as a prohibited individual would have still been able to acquire handguns. The move to scrap the permits and rely on FBI NICS will assure North Carolina firearm retailers that each and every time they transfer a firearm, that transfer will only occur with a law-abiding citizen.

The law will also require the state’s Department of Public Safety to educate the public about the importance of the safe storage of firearms and to facilitate the distribution of gun locks, as well as provide suicide prevention education. Both are initiatives of NSSF’s Real Solutions. Safer Communities.® campaign to ensure firearms remain beyond the reach of those who cannot be trusted to possess them.

About NSSF

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit

National Shooting Sports Foundation | 6 Corporate Drive, Shelton, CT 06484

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High Adventure Company Offering Best-in-Field Concierge Consulting Services

High Adventure Company Offering

Best-in-Field Concierge Consulting Services

Kennesaw, GA (March 29, 2023) – Hunting, fishing, and other outdoor destination experiences aren’t just about the adventures found in the field. It also includes business management, lodge setting, wildlife management, and much more. So often, these factors go overlooked and undervalued by outfitters and guides. High Adventure Company (HAC) is here to help and offer services to those seeking experienced advice from a proven, trusted resource.

HAC has more than 30 years of experience in sporting properties, luxury resorts, and outdoor adventure ownership and management. The hunting, fishing, and rustic-yet-cultivated atmosphere comprise the linchpin of its wheelhouse. They have owned and operated some of the world’s finest outdoor adventure destinations and lodges. Understanding each facet and nuance of the business is in its nature. Plus, HAC has a decorated award resume to back it up, including recognitions from Garden & Gun, GA Safari Club International, and more.

Because of this, HAC knows, understands, and has even developed the necessary ingredients to achieve the utmost success in a very competitive market. With business acumen, hospitality expertise, and more, it’s with great excitement that HAC offers hunting lodges, fishing lodges, and luxury resort consulting services. High Adventure Company specializes in hospitality management, sporting program development, technical equipment development, and wildlife and fisheries management.

Hospitality management includes feasibility studies for acquiring property, recommendations for transitioning existing operations in a hospitality or sporting destination (which provides capital improvement and estimated return on investment), and more. Sporting program development centers on feasibility and wildlife studies; market and competitive set analysis; pricing and operating models; determining resource needs; recruiting key talent; etc. Technical equipment development includes many different facets but focuses on creating field-tested products. Lastly, wildlife and fisheries management involves a team of biologists who offer biological resource management services, wildlife habitat evaluations, species studies, habitat restoration, food plot development, population optimization, natural resource maximization, creating sustainable operations, harvest recommendations, etc.

For more information, please visit HAC’s dedicated consulting service page. Complete info on HAC lodges, outings, and management and consulting services can be found at

High Adventure Company leverages its extensive knowledge and proven success in the sporting industry to create top-tier hunter and fishing destinations around the world.

Their portfolio of world-renowned lodges offers guests best-in-class sporting adventures, accommodations, hospitality, and cuisine.

For more information, please visit WWW.HIGHADVENTURECOMPANY.COM

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AeroVironment Introduces Switchblade 300 Block 20 Rapidly Deployable Loitering Missile System

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AeroVironment Introduces Switchblade 300 Block 20 Rapidly Deployable Loitering Missile System

Building on AeroVironment’s tactical missile legacy, the Switchblade 300 Block 20 offers enhanced operational features and performance

AeroVironment’s new Switchblade 300 Block 20 builds upon the system’s battle proven performance. Credit: AeroVironment, Inc.

ARLINGTON, Va., March 28, 2023AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) today unveiled the newest version of its Switchblade® 300 rapidly deployable loitering missile system. The Switchblade 300 Block 20 builds on Block 10C’s battle-proven performance with new operational features and significant performance and capability improvements.

Switchblade 300 Block 20 is portable, lightweight, and easy to operate, requiring only a single operator. The new tablet-based Fire Control System allows operators to easily train, plan, and execute missions. Operation of the system is further simplified by offering an integrated control directly onto the launcher tube.

“Since pioneering the loitering missile category with Switchblade 300 more than a decade ago, our tactical missile systems have proven to be a game-changing capability for both U.S. and allied forces, providing a remarkably rapid, precise and effective way to address lethal threats,” said Brett Hush, AeroVironment’s vice president and product line general manager of tactical missile systems. “Switchblade 300 Block 20 will continue to build on the system’s battle-proven legacy.”

Weighing just under five pounds, this lightweight, precision-guided lethal missile can be deployed in less than two minutes via tube-launch from land, sea, or mobile platforms, providing greater mission flexibility. The Switchblade 300 Block 20 features a longer endurance, improved Digital Data Link (DDL) range, new EO/IR panning camera suite, and left-hand commit with continuous positive identification (PID). Like its predecessor, Switchblade 300 Block 20 maintains its patented wave-off capability, enabling the operator to recommit against moving targets in highly dynamic environments.

The Switchblade 300 Block 20 provides small expeditionary units with stand-alone precision and lethal effects with minimal collateral effects. Delivering 20-plus minutes of tactical reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition, the Switchblade 300 Block 20 provides real-time video for use against beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) targets. Cursor-on-Target GPS coordinates provide situational awareness, information collection, targeting and feature/object recognition, that together will deliver the actionable intelligence and precision firepower needed to achieve mission success across multiple domains.

AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) provides technology solutions at the intersection of robotics, sensors, software analytics and connectivity that deliver more actionable intelligence so you can proceed with certainty. Headquartered in Virginia, AeroVironment is a global leader in intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems and serves defense, government and commercial customers. For more information, visit


Certain statements in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements” as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are made on the basis of current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, economic, competitive, governmental and technological factors outside of our control, that may cause our business, strategy or actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, our ability to perform under existing contracts and obtain additional contracts; changes in the regulatory environment; the activities of competitors; failure of the markets in which we operate to grow; failure to expand into new markets; failure to develop new products or integrate new technology with current products; and general economic and business conditions in the United States and elsewhere in the world. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, see the reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not intend, and undertake no obligation, to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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The Award-Winning CZ Scorpion 3+ Pistol Packs a New Punch at $899

The Award-Winning CZ Scorpion 3+ Pistol Packs a New Punch at $899

Kansas City, KS (March 28, 2023) – The newly redesigned Scorpion 3+ pistols build on the success of the original’s proven features with enhancements throughout the gun and are now $899 MSRP. The popular CZ-USA Scorpion 3+ Micro crushes the competition. Ballistic Magazine recently announced, “CZ-USA has officially won our 2022 Ballistics’ Best Editors’ Select “Best Large Format Pistol.”

The new CZ Scorpion 3+ builds on those proven features, adding customer-requested upgrades. The fully redesigned pistol not only improves the Scorpion’s ergonomics and

user-friendly operation, but it incorporates advanced materials that are tougher and lighter than before.

Ballistic Magazine’s writers and editors evaluate dozens of firearms annually, 100-plus in 2022 alone! The winners are chosen in an unbiased method, with category rankings determined by testing teams based on a nine-point criteria system that includes

esthetics, ergonomics, sights, trigger control, recoil control, reloading ease, accuracy, reliability, and value/price. The magazine only uses the final tallies on the score sheets to crown the winners in each category. Objectivity is paramount for Ballistic, and its parent company, Athlon Outdoors.

“We are honored to be recognized by Ballistics’ Best. This award validates the effort that went into upgrading the Scorpion 3 platform. The improved feature set and lower price deliver the best value ever to the Scorpion platform,” said Jason Morton, Vice President of Marketing Colt CZ Group North America.

Since 1997, CZ-USA has offered American shooters and hunters the best firearms the Czech Republic has to offer. CZ-USA will continue to improve, innovate, and add to the CZ-USA line-up of high-quality, affordable handguns, rifles, shotguns, plus custom-quality handguns from Dan Wesson. See how CZ-USA can make your shooting better, easier, and a lot more fun at

For more information, please visit WWW.CZ-USA.COM

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P226/P229 Extended Mag Release + P226 Accessories

P226/P229 Extended Magazine Release Now Available

Competition shooters know that dropping your magazine quickly and reloading your pistol can make or break your overall time. Now available for the first time on its own, the P226/P229 Extended Magazine Release Assembly makes reloads faster and easier.


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Bill Silver, Industry Sales Veteran, Joins Caracal USA

Bill Silver, Industry Sales Veteran, Joins Caracal USA

Having served over 20 years as a leading sales executive in the firearms industry, Bill Silver has signed on as vice president of sales for Caracal USA®.

The Caracal, known as the Desert Lynx, is found in the deserts, hills, and plains of North Africa, the Middle East, and southern Asia. Known for its silent, swift, and deadly hunting skills, the Caracal has also been referred to as the Ninja cat.

Nampa, ID (March 2023)Caracal USA, a leading international manufacturer of small arms for the law enforcement and defense markets, announces Bill Silver, a firearms industry sales veteran, as the new vice president of sales for the American Market. Silver worked for ten years in distribution, and served as the vice president of sales for three well-known firearms brands, including over a decade at SIG Sauer as the vice president of sales.

“Over the years, Bill has built a solid reputation within the shooting sports market as a tireless sales executive with deep knowledge of our distribution chain and strong working relationship with distributors, box stores, and dealers,” Jeffrey Spalding, president and CEO of Caracal USA, said. “Bill will be driving our commercial programs and expanding the brand nationwide.”

“The Caracal brand is well-known and admired worldwide, especially in law enforcement and military communities,” Silver added. “With our profit-inducing sales programs, we fully intend to bring the Caracal name and its high-quality products to as many retailers as possible.”

Currently available are the US-made CA816A2 in 5.56x45mm NATO short-stroke push rod, gas piston rifle, and the CAR814A2 centerfire, direct impingement, gas-operated rifle in 5.56x45mm NATO. Caracal USA’s long-range precision rifles, the CSR308 and 338, are anticipated to be released in the next few weeks, and the highly-awaited US-made upgraded Enhanced F pistol is just a few months away. Additional new products include the CMP9/9k, the Lynx DS, and Lynx DS Compact, all to become available later this year.

About Caracal USA:

Caracal USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Caracal International and the exclusive importer and manufacturer of Caracal products in the United States. Located in Nampa, Idaho, the new center of state-of-the-art firearms technology and manufacturing, Caracal USA produces high-quality solutions for the commercial, law enforcement, and defense industries. 

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New SureFire XSC-B Shipping Now!





SureFire 18300 Mt Baldy Circle Fountain Valley, CA 92708

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APEX Turkey Ninja TSS Named Best .410 Turkey Load by Outdoor Life

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APEX Turkey Ninja TSS Named Best .410 Turkey Load by Outdoor Life

Columbus, Miss. (March 28, 2023) – APEX Ammunition’s Turkey Ninja TSS has been named Best .410 Turkey load by Outdoor Life.  In their recent test, Outdoor Life focused on Tungsten Super Shot (TSS) loads in .410 because of the density of tungsten pellets, and APEX’s Turkey Ninja TSS shotshells by far delivered the best performance.

The test was conducted at 40 yards using three of the most popular .410 turkey guns. The number of pellet strikes within the 10-inch diameter target circle was then measured. For each load, two patterns were shot with each gun, and then all six patterns were averaged.

“APEX is largely responsible for the popularity of TSS in turkey hunting, which also bolstered the popularity of turkey hunting with .410 shotguns. So it’s fitting that APEX’s Ninja would win our Editor’s Choice pick,” said Alex Robinson, Editor-in-Chief, Outdoor Life. “The load produced far denser patterns than others in the test……With the Mossberg 500, the load patterned phenomenally averaging 154 hits inside a 10-inch circle. For reference, in our review of the best 12 gauge turkey loads, there were a couple TSS loads and lead loads that didn’t print as good of patterns. Remember, we’re talking 12 gauge rounds with significantly higher payloads.”

The 3-inch Ninja loads contain 403 No. 9.5 TSS pellets with a payload of 7/8 ounces and velocity of 1060 fps.

“To be named Editor’s Choice by Outdoor Life is always an honor,” said Jason Lonsberry, CEO, APEX Ammunition. “All of us at APEX have a deep passion for turkey hunting and know how important reliably dense patterns are for clean kills. We appreciate the recognition of the effort we put into our R&D and quality control to produce these handloaded shotshells which are truly designed for ultimate performance.”

For more information on APEX Turkey loads visit: APEX Ammunition.

For Outdoor Life’s The Best .410 Turkey Loads of 2023 review, visit: Best .410 Turkey Loads of 2023, Tested and Reviewed | Outdoor Life.

About APEX Ammunition

What started in 2017 with a few handmade shells for a hunting trip with buddies has become an obsession to provide wingshooters with the absolute best performing ammunition possible. Founded by U.S. Veterans and hunting enthusiasts in the great state of Mississippi, APEX Ammunition pioneered the commercial application of ultra-high-density Tungsten Super Shot to create the hardest hitting, most accurate shot loads in the business. The driving principle behind the company’s continued quest for innovation and better performance is its commitment to delivering a hunting experience like no other. For more information, visit

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NSSF Applauds Utah Governor Signing Anti-ESG Discrimination Laws

March 28, 2023

NSSF Applauds Utah Governor Signing Anti-ESG Discrimination Laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. — NSSF®, The Firearm Industry Trade Association, applauds Utah Gov. Spencer Cox’s signature on a package of laws that will end “woke” corporate discrimination against firearm-related businesses. The laws were recently signed and target corporations that discriminate against the firearm industry by making them ineligible for state and municipal contracts, among other provisions. These laws ensure that Utah will choose to do business with those companies that do not discriminate based on a Constitutionally-protected industry they may not like or with which they disagree.

“These laws ensure that lawful businesses, including the firearm industry, are free from the pressures of special interests that attempt to sway public policy through discriminatory policies that put ‘wokeism’ ahead of Constitutional rights,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “Corporations, especially Wall Street banks, have abused taxpayer-funded state contracts to force public policy outside of legislative authorities. The firearm industry is grateful to the Utah Legislature and Governor Cox for their principled stand that public policy must remain accountable to the people who elect their representatives, not unaccountable corporate elites in Wall Street ivory towers.”

Gov. Cox signed a package of legislation that includes:

SB 97: a law that prohibits a Utah public entity from entering into a contract with a company that engages in certain boycott actions, including businesses that engage in, facilitate, or support the manufacture, distribution, sale, or use of firearms.

HB 449: a law that prohibits a company from coordinating with another to intentionally destroy certain companies by eliminating the viable options for the companies to obtain a product or service. The law specifically identifies boycotted companies to include those that engage in, facilitate, or support the manufacture, import, distribution, advertising, sale, or lawful use of a firearm, ammunition, or another component or accessory of a firearm or ammunition.

SB 96: a law that requires Utah’s state retirement board, in accordance with fiduciary responsibilities, to make investment decisions with the sole purpose of maximizing the risk-adjusted return on the investments.

HB 281: a law that prohibits a governmental entity from using, enforcing, providing data for use in, or otherwise participating in the creation or use of a system that, based on a social credit score, that discriminates against, advocates for, or causes adverse or preferential treatment of a person.

About NSSF

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit

National Shooting Sports Foundation | 6 Corporate Drive, Shelton, CT 06484

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Introducing the M81 Woodland Camo Holster

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In 1981 the United States Armed Forces adopted the first official Battle Dress Uniform. The camouflage chosen for the first BDUs was U.S. Woodland—a pattern well suited for use in dense forests of hardwoods and pines. M81 represents the end of an era.

Woodland marks the transition from Vietnam into the last days of the Soviet Union and the end of a Cold War. More than any other military pattern, Woodland represents that period before the War on Terror, and the new normal ushered in with the new millennium.

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Glock 17, 19, 34
FN 509
Sig P320 Compact and Full Size
Staccato P DUO
S&W M&Ps 2.0 4.25″ & 5″


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6354RDS – ALS® M81 Woodland Camo w/ QLS 19 Locking Fork


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6304RDS – ALS/SLS® M81 Woodland Camo Holster w/ QLS 19 Locking Fork


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The Safariland Group | 1.800.347.1200

4700 Airport Drive
Ontario, CA 91761

13386 International Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32218

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Lithium Pros® Trolling Battery Features Long-Lasting Power at 1/3 of the Size

Lithium Pros® Trolling Battery Features Long-Lasting Power at 1/3 of the Size

Knoxville, TN (March 28, 2023) – Taking up ⅓ of the space of ordinary batteries, the TM3138-36 38.4V 38Ah Lithium Ion Trolling Battery from Lithium Pros® gives anglers more motor space while reducing weight on their boats. The battery offers 92 reserve minutes of usable energy, has a lifespan of more than 2,000 charges, and is equipped with an internal battery management system for safe and efficient performance.

The Lithium Ion Trolling Battery measures 13 in. L x 6.8 in. W x 8.4 in. T and weighs 32 lbs., yet provides as much trolling motor power as three BCI group 27 12V lead acid batteries. That’s 1/3 of the space and less than 1/3 of the weight of legacy trolling motor power supplies.

Simple to operate while actively fishing, trolling motors are indispensable for quietly accessing shallow fishing spots or holding positions in the current. Providing power for the motors, however, has traditionally required bulky, heavy 12V batteries that needed frequent charging and had limited lifespans.

Lithium Ion batteries offer more advantages to boating anglers than lead acid batteries. They are smaller and lighter, charge faster, run longer on a charge, and typically last as long as ten years, while lead acid batteries usually last around three years.

With a capacity of 38 amp hours or 1,459 watt-hours, the Lithium Ion Trolling Battery provides 92 minutes of reserve power for hours of fishing. The internal battery management system offers built-in protections against over temperature, over voltage, over current and short circuit conditions.

Built with Lithium Ion Phosphate (LiFePO4) cells tested to the UL1642 standard, Lithium Pros TM series batteries are recommended for inductive motor loads such as trolling motors, electric motors, motive power, and other forms of energy storage. They can be recharged with typical AGM battery chargers.

TM3138-36 Features

  • · TM Series trolling battery
  • · Equivalent to three BCI group 27 12V lead acid batteries
  • · Has a lifespan of more than 2,000 charges
  • · Internal battery management system protects against over temperature, over-voltage, under voltage, over current, and short circuit conditions
  • · Made with cells that meet the UL1642 standard
  • · 1/3 of the weight vs typical fishing boat batteries
  • · 10-year lifespan

TM3138-36 Specs

  • · 38.4V
  • · 38 ah
  • · 32 lbs..
  • · 1,459 watt hours
  • · 13 in. L, x 6.8 in. W, x 8.4 in. T
  • · 92 reserve minutes
  • · MSRP: $888

About Lithium Pros

Lithium Pros was founded in 2011 and focuses on building lithium-ion batteries with the specific purpose to replace lead-acid batteries for use in demanding applications. They strive to uphold the ideals detailed in their mission statement: “Through constant innovation, create high-power lithium-ion battery packs that are safe, easy to install, and start an engine like nothing else.”

For more information, please visit WWW.LITHIUMPROS.COM

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A River-Worthy EDC


PREPARE TO LAUNCH RIVER-WORTHY EDC From rigging the raft for the impending adventure to camping on the riverbank and sleeping under the stars, the Bugout" is designed to perform for the modern outdoor adventurer. Its premium blade steel and state-of-art all-weather handle provide a pleasantly | lightweight, surprisingly strong, durable folder for all outdoor tasks. Its high-vis color handle options mean you'll never lose sight of this trusty EDC in those | unexpected circumstances. [ CUSTOMIZE NOW ]

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Benchmade Knife Company 300 Beavercreek Road Oregon City, Oregon 97045

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CBRN Awards Nominations Now Accepted | 2023 CBRN Defense Conference and Exhibition


Nominations Open for NDIA CBRN Awards

2023 NDIA CBRN Awards – Call for Nominations – Friday, April 28, 2023 Deadline

NDIA is accepting nominations for the two Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Division Awards for presentation at the 2023 CBRN Defense Conference and Exhibition on July 24 – 26, 2023 in Baltimore, MD.

The Honorary William C. Baugh CBRN Defense Excellence Award recognizes an individual who has made the greatest overall contribution to CBRN defense programs during their lifetime. Achievements for which this award will be considered may relate to any of the many components that make up this highly diverse, complex, vital commodity:

Research and development through the acquisition of capabilities needed by the warfighters and first responders
Identification of ever-growing threats
Innovation in training for the current or future fight and identifying readiness initiatives for business opportunities


The Joseph D. Wienand NDIA CBRN Division STEM Excellence Award is in recognition of the greatest overall STEM achievement and/or efforts of an individual that most significantly impacted CBRN defense programs. This award recognizes an individual who, in the judgment of the panel, has demonstrated outstanding accomplishment through their own personal innovation and creativity in the areas of STEM. Example areas include but are not limited to:

Scientific, technological, engineering, or mathematical improvement
Enhancement of a CBRN defense-related product, system or process for the current year


The awards will be presented at the 2023 CBRN Defense Conference and Exhibition. We value this opportunity to showcase the great work that has been done in the CBRN community in the last year and look forward to recognizing all your achievements!

Poster Abstracts Now Accepted

We invite high-quality professional posters that reflect the theme of Competition, Climate Change, and CBRN Defense – Defining the Challenges/Delivering Solutions. Submit your abstract here by the deadline of Friday, April 28, 2023.

Poster categories include:

Autonomy & Robotics
Advanced Protection
Decision Support
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
Simulated Training Environment

For complete details on the poster submission process, visit the event website.


Exhibits and Sponsorships Now Avaliable!

Gain visibility and increase your brand exposure by becoming a conference exhibitor or sponsor! Join us and meet face-to-face with conference attendees and have the opportunity to re-connect with key clients and prospective partners.

Visit the exhibits website for more information or to secure your booth space today!

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Check out all of the sponsorship opportunities here. We are happy to create custom packages to fit your needs, don’t hesitate to reach out!

Featured Opportunity

Registration Sponsor     $8,500 Exclusive

Two (2) complimentary full conference registrations
NEW! Sponsor logo displayed on attendee badges
Lanyards with sponsor logo distributed at in-person registration….
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Exhibit or sponsor questions? Contact Abby Abdala at



July 24-26, 2023



Baltimore Convention Center
1 W Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Krystal Heard
Associate Director, Meetings

National Defense Industrial Association
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201

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Belgian Customs Selects HK SFP9 TR

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Heckler & Koch : HK Equip Belgian Customs

03/23/2023 Berlin Police Pick HK SFP9 TR as New Service Pistol

Heckler & Koch wins Belgian Customs tender

In May 2022, the tender for a new pistol armament of the Belgian customs was published.
In addition to Heckler & Koch, there were other competitors, against which the SFP9 TR from Heckler & Koch was able to prevail in the end. The previous service pistol carried by Belgian Customs was the FN High Power.
A first tranche of service pistols is expected to be delivered in September 2023.
Heckler & Koch is pleased about the order to support security forces in Europe with the best products for their work.

Made for Safety

We want people to be able to live safely. Our products are designed to protect people in free democratic countries from threats and violence. Heckler & Koch is the leading manufacturer of small arms for NATO and EU countries.

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Mesatac’s first grip for the AR-15 is a rubber overmolded part with comfortable grippy texture and a “beavertail” to protect the web of the hand. It features an armature of tough 20% glass filled polypropylene covered by TPE synthetic rubber. The Trego grip looks good on any rifle and feels great in the hand.

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RENO, NV 89502


Mesa Tactical | 1775 Kuenzli St., Reno, NV 89502

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AR Pistol Grip Adapter for CZ Scorpion



The Strike Industries AR Pistol Grip Adapter for CZ Scorpion allows you to use your favorite AR style pistol grip on the CZ Scorpion platform. Compatible for the CZ Scorpion EVO and 3+, this adapter can be used with both beavertail and flat top AR pistol grip designs. Machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, this grip adapter is lightweight and high-strength. The Strike Industries AR Pistol Grip Adapter for CZ Scorpion gives you better ergonomics and no pinched fingers from the CZ selector switch plus a perfect pairing with one of the various SI AR Grips available.

COMPATIBILITY: All CZ Scorpion EVO models including 3+

Compatible with all CZ Scorpion 3+ models

Product Features:

  • Adapter for CZ Scorpion to use AR pistol grips
  • For both AR pistol grips with beavertail or flat top designs
  • Included gap filler for upper receiver oval screw hole
  • Lightweight and high-strength
  • Machined from 6061-T6 Aluminum
  • Perfect pairing with one of the various SI AR Grips available

Click on the picture above to watch the video!

Product Specifications:

  • LENGTH: 81.28mm(3.2″)
  • WIDTH: 58.42mm(2.3″)
  • HEIGHT: 43.18mm(1.7″)
  • WEIGHT: 2.98 oz
  • WEIGHT W/ PKG: 3.90 oz

Works with multiple styles of AR pistol grips with beavertail or flat top designs

Package Contents:

  • x1 AR Pistol Grip Adapter for CZ Scorpion
  • x1 Upper receiver pistol grip screw hole gap filler
  • x1 Set screw (M4x29mm)
  • x1 Torx tool [T20]
  • x1 Loctite® Threadlocker Blue 243®


DISCLAIMER: “CZ”, “CZ Scorpion Evo 3”, are federally registered trademarks of CZ-USA. and is one of many trademarks owned by CZ-USA. Neither Strike Industries Inc. nor this site are affiliated in any manner with, or otherwise endorsed by, CZ-USA. The use of “CZ” on this page is merely to advertise the sale of CZ-USA pistols, parts, or components. For additional genuine CZ-USA products and parts visit

Strike Industries · P.O. Box 28137 · Santa Ana, California 92799 · USA

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Regular Price of $147 – Save $48!

Limited time sale starts 12:00am Monday, March 27th through 11:59pm Wednesday, March 29th EST.
Limited supply only.


TacMed Solutions · 1250 Harris Bridge Rd · Anderson, SC 29621-3409 · USA

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Are You Prepared for the Season?


PACK PREMIUM A NEW HUNT SEASON DESERVES A NEW KNIFE From black bear to wild turkey and every size of animal in between, there's a premium, purpose-built Benchmade hunting knife designed specifically for your hunting needs. [ SHOP HUNT ]

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Benchmade Knife Company 300 Beavercreek Road Oregon City, Oregon 97045

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Galco’s No-Slip Sling!


Galco’s No-Slip Sling!

March 2023

Galco’s No-Slip Sling adds extra security to any hunting rifle carried slung on the shoulder! Constructed of the finest Latigo leather, the No-Slip Sling measures a comfortable 2.5” at its widest point, tapering to 1.25” at the included swivels. The sling uses a key-hole adjustment system for easy, tool-free changes in length.

The key to the sling’s slip-free property is a 14.5” long by 2” wide pad made from Galco’s Gripper Shell™ material, stitched to the inside of the sling, which clings to clothing and prevents the sling from slipping off the shoulder.

Available in black or dark Havana colors, the No-Slip Sling includes a set of 1 ¼” quick-detachable sling swivels.

See all of Galco’s Slings for Rifles and Shotguns!

Dealer inquiries:


Galco Holsters

2019 W Quail Ave, Phoenix, United States, 85027

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Upcoming Review: Streamlight’s ProTac 2.0 Rail Mount 2

At Shot Show 2023, Streamlight introduced the ProTac 2.0 Rail Mount. The new light places 2000 lumens of well collimated light at your disposal. With its Ten-Tap Programmable feature you can configure the light to easily meet your needs. Ideal for entry teams or other advanced weapon units.  Read my upcoming review.

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