The Remington Custom Shop is Now Offering Custom 700’s Chambered in Hornady’s New 300 PRC

Sturgis, SD – The custom shop is now offering a variety of current models and custom builds chambered in 300 PRC.

Custom Shop Features:

  • All custom builds feature a Blueprinted receiver and custom 40-X trigger
  • Rifles are available in Stainless or Chromoly barreled actions and either right- or left-hand configurations
  • The precision chambered barrels are button rifled and hand lapped
  • Rifles are hand laid epoxy bedded for maximum accuracy
  • Guaranteed 1” MOA (700’s) and ½” MOA (40-X) with premium ammo

Custom Build Options:

  • Stocks: Manners, McMillan, AG Composites, HS Precision or chassis of choice
  • Barrels: Bartlein, Krieger, Proof Research, Hart and others
  • Available in Single Shot, BDL or DBM configurations

Additional Options:

  • Fluting (barrel and/or bolt)
  • Threaded muzzles with thread protectors
  • Muzzle break’s
  • Side bolt release
  • Duel ejectors/AR type extractors
  • Custom Cerakote
  • Oversized bolt knobs
  • 700 Custom North American available starting at $1995
  • 700 Custom Sendero available starting at $2495
  • 700 Custom “C” and High Grades starting at $2,995
  • 40-X Models starting at $2,595


About Remington Arms Company, LLC

Remington Arms Company, LLC, (“Remington”) headquartered in Madison, N.C., designs, produces and sells sporting goods for the hunting and shooting sports markets, as well as solutions to the military, government and law enforcement markets. Founded in 1816 in upstate New York, the Company is the nation’s oldest continuously operating manufacturer and continues to manufacture in its original plant located in Ilion, NY. Remington is a privately-held manufacturer of firearms, silencers, and ammunition products and one of the largest domestic producers of ammunition, shotguns, and rifles. The Remington family of companies has 8 locations across 8 states employing over 2,500 people and distributes its products throughout the U.S. and in over 55 foreign countries.

More information about the Company can be found at

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TASER Bolt Device is Being Retired as of October 17, 2018.

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The TASER Bolt has been a valued product line since 2002, and this end of life decision was made as part of our on-going product lifecycle management process. As TASER device technology continues to evolve, first generation products eventually reach the end of their useful life and components become increasingly harder to source, making support for these products no longer feasible. We will still offer the TASER Pulse as a suggested replacement.

The Safe Escape Product Replacement Guarantee will still be available for the life of the device for the consumer, and TASER Bolt batteries and cartridges will continue to be sold on our website. Service warranty will continue to be honored for 1 year after the ship date.

We understand how integral our products are to providing you safe and effective personal protection, and are committed to helping customers transition to our latest technology products as seamlessly as possible. To discuss the best options, visit our help page or contact us at

Limited time offer:
If you own a TASER Bolt, claim a
free black leather holster for your device. Add the holster to your shopping cart, and complete check-out with the discount code BYEBOLT.

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Remington Adds 6mm Creedmoor to Premier Match Ammunition

Huntsville, AL – Remington Arms Company, LLC, (“Remington”) adds a new load to Premier Match Ammunition.

Ever hear the phrase, “you could drive tacks with ’em?” They’re probably talking about Remington Premier Match ammunition. Using only match-grade bullets, Premier Match ammunition employs special loading practices ensuring world-class performance and accuracy with every shot.

The 112 Grain Open Tip Match BT in this new 6mm Creedmoor load is the venerable Barnes® Match Burner™ Open Tip Match BT. The projectile has an astonishing .624 G1 ballistic coefficient for the flattest trajectory and excellent wind-bucking capabilities. Other offerings within the Premier Match line include 223 Remington, 6.5 Creedmoor, 300 AAC BLK, 308 Win, 300 Win Mag and 6.8mm Remington SPC.




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Predator Ammunition, Changing the Course for Long Range Shooting

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The Predator patented projectile features an unparalleled technology accomplishing 1 mile+ shots.

Las Vegas, Nev./Horseshoe Bend, Idaho (October 2018) – Go West Trading (GWT), manufacturers of American-made rifle brass, and American Reserve Munitions, producers of quality ammunition for quality shooters, are proud to announce the game-changing Predator bullet specifically developed for long-range shooting. The Predator, both in the closed tip and open tip projectiles are available in .338 Lapua, .308 Win., .30-06, .300 Win. Mag., 6.5 Creedmoor and .260 Remington with other rifle calibers in development.

The patented process created from a monolithic lathe-turned projectile using proprietary brass and a patented parasitic drag elimination design on the tail of the bullet results in a round that eliminates dynamic transition instability during transonic flight speeds. What this means to the long-range shooter is that the bullet moves through transonic speed and into subsonic speed without any destabilization extending accuracy and distance by at least 20 percent.

“The Predator projectile is an ultra-long-range projectile,” Brian Lockerman, president of Go West Trading explained. “Essentially, the patented design defeats the problem of parasitic chaotic air flow behind the bullet. As air passes over the surface of the bullet, there is no drop at the base to create turbulence or instability. Instead the Predator projectile design forms a perfect cone shape pulse wave pressure shield behind the bullet. This results in a super sleek slipstream which virtually eliminates the airstream drag from ever forming.”

American Reserve Munitions (ARM) and Predator inventor Stephen Damron, U.S. Army Veteran, long-range shooting competitor and president of Dynamic Research LLC, worked together to develop the Predator projectile load using GWT’s match-grade quality brass for the .338 Lapua, 6.5 and .260 rounds (additional rounds in development). The results are bullets with velocities of over 3,000 fps and with higher accuracy performance by approximately 20 percent.

“The Predator is clearly the top-rated, long-range bullet on the market today,” Vaughn Wilkes of ARM explained. “Since the Civil War, there has been little improvement in bullet design, until the Predator, which takes advantage of all the ballistic technology today. For extreme long-range shooters, the Predator is really the only bullet to achieve this kind of success.”

For more information on the Predator, visit and to purchase online, visit

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About Go West Trading:

Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, Go West Trading is a manufacturer dedicated to producing the finest American-made rifle brass using the toughest quality control standards available. GWT uses match-grade, American-made rifle brass that exceeds MIL-Spec and through a 9-step projectile forming process using the most stringent quality control.

About American Reserve Munitions (ARM):

American Reserve Munitions, located in Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, proudly produce superior quality ammunition for serious shooters. Specializing in research and development, private label and creating custom loads, ARM is the main distributor of the new, ultra-long-range bullet, the Predator.

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Team SIG Captain Max Michel Continues to Dominate the Carry-Optics Division with Big Wins at the 2018 Oilfield Classic

Team SIG Captain Max Michel Continues to Dominate the Carry-Optics Division with Big Wins at the 2018 Oilfield Classic Newington, N.H. (October 17, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc. congratulates Team SIG Captain Max Michel for his dominating performance at the 2018 Oilfield Classic held October 4th – 6th hosted by Kidlat Shooters Club at Area 59 in Rosenberg, Texas . Michel claimed another first place victory for the 2018 competitive shooting season in the Carry-Optics Division in addition to earning the “Overall Champion” award for the match.

“Max’s focus for this entire competitive shooting season has been carry-optics, and with each win he continues to prove that his relentless focus and determination to this division are a winning formula,” began Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “We could not be more proud of Max’s performance at this very high level, and for establishing his dominance in the carry-optics division. He has really put all of his equipment through the paces this season, especially his ROMEO1 sight which really proves and underscores the accuracy, performance, and quality of the optic.”

To claim his first place finishes at the 2018 Oilfield Classic Max competed using his P320X5, open reflex ROMEO1 sight, and the SIG SAUER Match Elite Pistol Competition Ammunition through an eleven-stage course amongst 193 competitors.

“The Oilfield Classic is a great a match that I look forward to each year with a fun, challenging course of fire. The match tested my abilities physically and mentally, and the course was a good mix of long, close, and partial targets,” added Michel. “It gives me a great deal of pleasure to win at the highest levels with the P320X5, SIG Match Elite ammo, and the ROMEO1 sight. All together they are the perfect combination for the action shooting sports, and I know that no matter what limit I push my equipment to it will always perform.”

The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO1 sight, and SIG SAUER Match Elite Competition Ammunition used by Max Michel at the 2018 Oilfield Classic are available for purchase online at

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. For more information about the company and product line visit:


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Mission First Tactical Proudly Introduces its Versatile IWB Holsters

The latest product from MFT is laser designed and handcrafted from Boltaron polymer.

Horsham, Pa. (October 2018) Mission First Tactical, LLC (MFT™), a leader in USA-made rifle/carbine accessories, is proud to release its latest product, the Versatile IWB Holster.

MFT’s proprietary Polymer design, technology and production has developed a laser precise, passive retentive, holster offering carry inside the waistband, outside the waistband and appendix positions for a right or left-hand shooter.

“We created these holsters for the shooter looking for a rugged, durable, precision fitting holster that is versatile and comfortable to wear in a variety of carry positions. It’s also great for shop owners as one holster can do it all. Laser scanning of the handguns translates to the creation of CAD files from which unneeded elements are eliminated, creating less wear and a smoother draw and reholstering. These holsters are hand formed in our plant using Boltaron, a polymer offering superior fit and finish with greater wear, chemical and temperature resistance. Our goal, which we have met, is to provide hand finished holsters each meeting our exacting standards and we can do that with immediate delivery. Shooters may customize the retention and cant to their exact liking. Highest quality hardware provides lifetime service. Each unit includes our 1.5″ belt clip, yet other hardware may be easily substituted. It is available boxed or bagged with eye catching displays.” said MFT’s Vice President David Edelman.


Features and Functions:

  • IWB-Inside the Waistband, OWB-Outside the Waistband, Appendix Carry
  • Adjustable cant to over 15 percent
  • Ambidextrous hole patterns for right or left- handed carry
  • 1.5″ Belt Clip
  • Quality Screws and Hardware
  • Molded, Trimmed, Assembled and Buffed by Hand
  • Laser CAD Design for Perfect Fit, Smoother Draw, Less Wear
  • Comfortable for Constant Wear

Made in America Lifetime warranty. For more information on Mission First Tactical, visit

About Mission First Tactical:

Mission First Tactical (MFT) designs and develops select USA Made rifle/carbine accessories specifically for the Military, Law Enforcement and Civilian markets. The MFT team has over 75 years of industry experience in taking concepts to front-line deployment. From the beginning MFT’s mission is to develop leading edge products for individual’s operating in harm’s way. Success for every operator’s mission is Mission First Tactical’s intent.

Battlelink™ Buttstocks, Engage™ Pistol Grips, React™ Grip Series, Torch™ Laser & Light Mounts, E-Volv™ and MFT Mags™ brands are trademarks of Mission First Tactical, LLC. All company and product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective sources.


411 Caredean Dr, Ste E, Horsham, PA 19044 P: 267-704-0001

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A Sneak Peek at CTC’s Line of Red Dot Sights


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In 2018, Crimson Trace Corp pulled out all stops and entered the red dot and magnified optics space with a complete line of rifle scopes and open and closed reflex sights for the tactical shooter. Purpose built with maximum features CTC introduced the CTS-1000 Compact Tactical Red Dot, CTS-1100 Illuminated 3.5x Battlesight, CTS-1200 Compact Open Reflex Sight for Pistols and CTS-1400 Compact Open Reflex Sight for Long Guns.

The company’s magnified optics includes:


They haven’t hit store shelves yet but look for them as we approach the Holiday Shopping Season. These sights and optics are destined to be a market force to be reckoned with.

For more information visit CTC New Products

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SABER® M700™ Tactical Rifle – Unparalleled Modularity, Tool-Less Ergonomic Adjustability, Sub-MOA Precision

Ruckersville, VA.Ashbury Precision Ordnance Mfg (APO) is expanding its best value line of sport utility SABER® M700™ Sport Utility Rifles with the new SABER M700 Tactical Rifle chambered in the venerable .308 Win and immensely popular 6.5 Creedmoor cartridges. SABER M700 rifles are manufactured using hand-select Remington Model 700 barreled actions mated with specially configured variants of the

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patented SABER modular rifle chassis. Every SABER M700 rifle is built entirely in the U.S.A., handcrafted by proud American craftsmen and Veteran US Military Armed Service members in Remington’s factory in Alabama and Ashbury Precision Ordnance’s plant in Ruckersville, Virginia.


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Designed for quality-conscious, aspirational long range precision rifle shooters and law enforcement tactical team use, the SABER M700 Tactical Rifle offers shooters numerous high-end precision, semi-custom rifle features at a very competitive price. This rugged modern bolt action rifle is ready for the firing range, or to support tactical operations in service of those sworn to protect and serve.

“The SABER M700 .308 Tactical Rifle is a great example of the continuing evolution of Ashbury’s SABER modular rifle chassis system,” said Matthew Peterson, Ashbury’s Product Manager. “APO’s mature rifle chassis designs are far reaching in terms of modularity, re-configurability, shooter ergonomics and low-felt recoil. Coupled with continuous improvements in Remington’s mass production manufacturing processes, Ashbury can offer this high-quality, best-value tactical rifle that’s range ready.”

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The SABER M700 Tactical Rifle uses an APO Custom Shop accurized Remington Model 700® SPS Tactical AAC-SD barreled action which delivers sub-MOA downrange performance. TheSABER M700 Tactical Rifle is fitted with an externally adjustable Rifle Basix trigger set to break at a crisp 3 lbs. The M700 rifle barrels are hammer-forged, with the .308 Win configured as a 20″ 1:10 twist barrel and the 6.5 Creedmoor as a 22″ 1:8 twist barrel. Both rifle models have 5/8-24 threaded muzzles and are fitted with an AAC Blackout 51T muzzle brake suppressor adapter.

Ashbury’s rugged, low maintenance SABER MRCS-AR MOD-1 modular rifle chassis needs NO epoxy bedding to obtain optimal accuracy and is impervious to hot and cold extreme weather conditions. The SABER M700 Tactical Rifle’s AR/MSR inspired MRCS-AR modular rifle chassis features a SABER Push Button Adjustable Hybrid (PBA-H) shoulder stock with tool-less adjustments for cheek piece height, length of pull and recoil pad vertical recoil pad drop; all with positive locking adjustments.

The PBA-H shoulder stock is fitted with a butt hook as standard equipment for non-shooting hand support. An interchangeable, 3-position, rapidly adjustable field monopod is available as a user-installable option. The PBA-H shoulder stock is mounted to the SABER chassis with a strong double locking hinge that makes for easy storage and transport.

The SABER M700 Tactical Rifle’s AR-08 aluminum alloy MOD-1 forend has a unique octagonal design with M-LOK® accessory rail mounting locations at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock positions. A key element on this precision rifle platform is Ashbury’s patented, continuous one-piece MIL-STD 1913 20 MOA unitized monolithic top rail that provides increased structural rigidity for long range accuracy, secure in-line mounting of the rifle scope, and clip-on night vision or thermal imager device.

The SABER M700 Tactical Rifle has a user-adjustable hand grip, to change distance-to-trigger (for large and small hands) with a comfortable 11 degree grip angle. The rifle also has an ambidextrous paddle lever magazine release and includes one Magpul PMAG 10 7.62 AC™ detachable box magazine. This full featured tactical rifle is easily maintainable and upgradeable by the user with simple hand tools!

For LEO’s and shooters who may already own a Remington Model 700 short action rifle, APO offers the RSA-A3 MRCS-AR MOD-1 short action and long action rifle SABER chassis separately. SABER rifle chassis can be installed with simple hand tools in the LEO arms room or at the home work bench in minutes with no gunsmithing required!

The SABER MRCS-AR modular rifle chassis is coated in a durable MIL-SPEC 8625 black hard-coat anodized finish and the Remington Model 700 SPS Tactical AAC-SD barreled action is finished with a black phosphate coating. An optional Cerakote ceramic finish in a range of colors is available. This lightweight APO tactical rifle weighs in at 11.3 lbs (base rifle), has an overall length of 41 inches and folds to a compact 31.5 inches for easy transport.

The base rifle retail price is $2,750 with numerous options available in .308 Win or 6.5 Creedmoor. Shoot-ability, comfort, ergonomic adjustability, modularity, and low-felt recoil with sub-MOA accuracy are hallmarks of the SABER M700 Tactical Rifle.

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For more details visit and view the brochure for this rifle here. For more information about Ashbury Precision Ordnance Mfg., our line of SABER® modular rifle chassis systems, custom precision long range rifles, APO Custom Shop pistols and rifle sports shooting accessories, please visit or the Ashbury Web Portal. For information on APO Riflesports Lifestyles Experiences visit,, and websites.

About Ashbury…

Ashbury International Group Inc. is a central Virginia USA based company, having more than 20 years of international experience as a prime contractor to government agencies, military, and special operations forces as well as manufacturer of commercial shooting sports equipment.  The company provides logistics, engineering, training, ordnance manufacturing, systems integration, and emergency preparedness products and services.

Ashbury Precision Ordnance Mfg.   (APO), a division of the Ashbury International Group Inc. is a BATFE licensed 07/11/SOT firearms manufacturer.  APO manufactures SABER® bolt action receivers and patented modular rifle chassis systems for factory and custom small, medium and large caliber bolt action rifles.  APO also manufactures custom tactical and multi-sport precision rifles in calibers from .223, .to .375CT.  APO’s Custom Shop offers custom reflex sight installation on pistols and complete special order custom rifle and pistol builds for discriminating customers.

The Rapid Product Development Center (RPDC) provides engineering design and prototyping services. The engineering services group is Solidworks® CAD based with Cosmos FEA and FeatureCam® CAD/CAM machine programming software, 3D Printer-Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) capability, a modern CNC precision machining shop and an experienced, well trained staff.

M700 is a trademark and used with the authorization of RA Brands, L.L.C.

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8a259696-1d09-4c15-8ce9-07af0d8cee5cMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – October 16, 2018 – Viridian Weapon Technologies has introduced new tactical-grade V Series Long-Range Illuminators, the ultimate access for nighttime hunting, tactical applications or defense. The V Series product line, including the V210 with manual zoom and V310with powerful motorized zoom, will begin shipping later this fall and are currently available for purchase online.
“We’re excited to give customers this new series of long-range illuminators for the hunting season and beyond,” said Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “Both models are designed to increase visibility in darkness with 1,000 lumens of brilliant LED light in green, red, white or infrared options. Perhaps the most significant feature is on the V310 model. It comes fully equipped with an exclusive Power Zoom adjustment with whisper-quiet internal motor to zoom your light exactly where you want it—providing a clear light picture out to 300 yards.”
V Series Long-Range Illuminators
New V Series Long-Range Illuminators deploy high-intensity, next-gen LED technology to throw a brilliant, tactical-grade light beam far downrange. Undetectable green, red or infrared beams paint distant targets in total darkness, without spooking quarry, straining eyes or blowing a paycheck on high-price gear. A vivid white beam helps locate a trail or blind an opponent instantly. Customers can choose between two models—the V210 Long-Range Illuminator or V310 Long-Range Illuminator—at an MSRP of $179.00 and $229.00 respectively.
With pure LED-generated color, the V Series is up to 70-percent more effective than white beams with energy-sapping colored filters. Super collimated light delivers sharp, smooth spot with no rings, blurs or halos and a clear light picture out to 200 yards (V210) or 300 yards (V310). Two zooming options are available—manual zoom adjustment (V210) and exclusive Power Zoom that features a silent internal motor to zoom light exactly where it’s directed (V310). With extended runtime from 6 to 40 hours, waterproof and impact-resistant construction and three light modes, the new V Series Long-Range Illuminators are designed to take on any nighttime expedition.

More information on the new V Series product line can be found at

About Viridian Weapon Technologies 

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

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Applied Ballistics Fall Seminar.


The fall seminar is only 2 weeks away. This is our last planned seminar at this time, so don’t miss out! We have revamped the instruction to include the Mastering Ballistic Calculators class and more.This will be held at the Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club just outside of Fayetteville North Carolina. Registration includes all 5 Applied Ballistics books, both DVD sets, AB Analytics, and a swag bag. It also includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner for both days. Join us on Oct 29th and 30th for the last seminar of this year.
Seminar attendees will have access to exclusive discounts from companies like Kestrel (NK), Garmin and More.
*This seminar is restricted to US Citizens only.

Register Now (Fall Seminar)

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NEW Best Bench Mount™ A spotting scope’s new best friend

F.W. Arms, Hayward, CA October, 2018 – Once in a while a nifty, real-deal piece of shooting support gear comes along – and that’s exactly what you get with the Best Bench Mount spotting scope stand from F.W. Arms.

The Best Bench Mount attaches to a shooting bench using a heavy-duty clamp that quickly adjusts for bench surface thicknesses from 3/4 to 7-1/2 inches. Once secured in place, the Best Bench Mount easily adjusts to lock in the field-of-view of any target.

The scope mounting plate sets just 4 inches above the bench surface, but can be moved in seconds to its maximum height of 13 inches. The vertical (up/down) tilt of the scope mounting plate (and scope) allows for 1,600 minutes of total elevation adjustment via the threaded tilt adjustment knob.

The F.W. Arms Best Bench Mount is precision machined 304 stainless steel, brass alloy, and hard-coat anodized aircraft grade aluminum making it an all-weather tough piece of equipment.

An optional mast extension can be threaded into the main mast adding 18 inches of height for offhand shooting using a shooting bench for spotting scope support. This extension may be ordered with the bench mount or separately at a later date.

Together with its quick adjust heavy-duty clamp, precision adjustable spotting scope plate and near crowbar durability F.W. Arms’ Best Bench Mount presents a real bargain to the shooter who appreciates robust and reliable precision shooting gear. 

MSRP: $249

Optional 18 inch mast extension: $32

F.W. Arms, a division of Wilbur Manufacturing, Inc.

27736 Industrial Boulevard

Hayward, CA 94545



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The Remington V3 Tac-13, Represents the Ultimate in Compact Personal Defense

Ilion, NY – Remington’s advanced, patented gas-operated system now available with a 13” barrel and a Birdshead pistol grip.

The V3 Tac-13 is based off the revolutionary VersaPort gas system. The Remington V3 Tac-13 flawlessly cycles all 2 ¾ to 3-inch 12 gauge loads while reducing recoil to a level previously unheard of in autoloaders.

Features & Benefits:

  • Birdshead Pistol Grip Allows for more ergonomic hold to help control the firearm and reduce recoil for the shooter.
  • Hand Strap User adjustable to help control muzzle flip and improve handling characteristics.
  • Lightweight Aluminum Receiver For easy, comfortable transport anywhere
  • 13” Light Contour Barrel is compact and easy to carry anytime its needed

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Additionally, its self-cleaning gas piston system greatly reduces time required for cleaning. With fewer parts than conventional gas systems, not only is cleaning easier but there are fewer parts to maintain.



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RUAG Ammotec USA to Showcase New and Popular Products at NASGW Expo

Image result for RUAG GECOTampa, USA, October 16, 2018. RUAG Ammotec USA will showcase new and popular products at the 2018 NASGW Expo and Annual Meeting in Pittsburg, Pa., October 16-19. During the event, trade professionals in the shooting sports and outdoor markets will have the opportunity to learn about innovative, disruptive new products in several categories and see the next generation of defense, training and hunting ammunition at booth 1637.
Image result for RUAG SWISS PMedia members are invited to schedule an appointment with RUAG to see the latest product offerings from Norma, Inceptor, GECO and Swiss P. Interested media can make an appointment to meet with RUAG team members at booth 1637 to hear about additions to the company’s family of brands and exciting new developments.
“We’re excited to introduce the new family of brands to NASGW attendees,” said RUAG Ammotec USA, Inc. General Manager Paul Lemke. “We have several key new products that will change the perception of the Norma brand and introduce innovative products to market. Not only will our distributors see a new breadth—they’ll see some new depth thanks to several disruptive products set to debut in 2019.”
More information about RUAG Ammotec USA and the family of brands is available at


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The Indian Navy and HENSOLDT Inagurate a Periscope Repair Facility


Mumbai, India, 16 October 2018 – The Indian Navy and HENSOLDT took a new Periscope
Repair Facility at Naval Dockyard Mumbai, India into commission. Vice Admiral Girish Luthra,
Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Western Naval Command inaugurated the facility at the official
opening ceremony. The facility was contracted by the Indian Ministry of Defence to increase the
operational availability of the Indian SSK submarines.
With state-of-the-art Reference Test Units, an Electronic Workshop and a Pressure Test Unit
amongst other special equipment, the facility will augment the Indian Navy’s capability to
undertake indigenous repairs of the periscopes fitted on board their submarines.
“When a product requires service and repair, a lot of time is lost during the transportation between the Indian Navy and the OEM. Now the maintenance work can be done locally, which will speedup the process and enhance the operational readiness of the Indian fleet”, said Klaus
Rettenmaier, Director Product Line Naval at HENSOLDT Optronics.
The establishment of the periscope workshop and the training of maintenance technicians from
the Indian Navy are a continuation of the core business of the Optronics business line of
HENSOLDT. Based on the enormous success in the field of periscopes and optronic mast
systems in past years, this is a first step in India in establishing a service capability for future naval opportunities. In the implementation, HENSOLDT partnered with local Tata Consultancy Services and H&H Precision Pvt Ltd.
Overall, there is a trend in submarine markets for local maintenance authorities to strengthen the
operational availability of the systems. HENSOLDT has previously established periscope
workshops for several other countries.

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Great American Outdoors Show, Pulsar is coming for you!

(Mansfield, TX) – Pulsar is set to attend the 2019 NRA Great American Outdoor Show (GAOS), scheduled for February 2 – 11, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Pulsar will display top-of-the-line products like the Trail and Helion.

The Great American Outdoor Show celebrates outdoor traditions enjoyed by millions in  the United States of America. Over 1,000 exhibitors will showcase their products, ranging from guided hunts and fishing gear to firearms and accessories, all in a 650,000 square foot exhibit hall. Apart from the trade show, GAOS will also host country concerts, fundraising dinners, speaking events and many more fun events!

Pulsar delivers advanced, industry-leading thermal and night vision optic solutions designed for law enforcement, security, home defense and hunting applications. Pulsar’s advanced optic line includes monoculars and riflescopes, rangefinders, IR flashlights and related accessories.

For more information visit

About Pulsar

Every Pulsar device is designed, manufactured and tested to ensure demanding professionals receive the most reliable, most advanced thermal and digital night vision performance the industry has to offer. The result of Pulsar’s commitment to industry-leading excellence is consistent world-class quality, precision engineering, seamless device operation and cutting-edge proprietary software. Pulsar produces an array of advanced optical devices designed for law enforcement, security, home defense and hunting applications, including thermal imaging and digital night vision monoculars and riflescopes, night vision binoculars and goggles, rangefinders, IR flashlights and related accessories. To learn more about Pulsar, visit For media requests related to Pulsar, please email or call 817-225-0310.

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Schmidt Bender Specials – One Week Only!

EuroOptic is running a one week special on select Schmidt Bender riflescopes! This is your opportunity to save between $500–$1000 on some of the most proven hunting and tactical scopes in the industry! These deals go away on the 19th and are only valid while supplies last!

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Crimson Trace Releases New Riflescope Line



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(Wilsonville, OR) – America’s Top Brand of laser sights, Crimson Trace®, today announced the release of 11 new riflescopes designed to meet the needs of tactical, long range, hunting and recreational firearms enthusiasts. This new custom-designed riflescope line ranges from a 1-4X24mm in the sporting line up to a 5-25X56mm long-range tactical riflescope. Riflescopes designed for short, medium, and long range applications are included in each of the three series and numerous custom reticles are offered.

“We’re extremely excited to enter the large and diverse riflescope market with these feature packed products,” said Lane Tobiassen, President of Crimson Trace and American Outdoor Brands Corporation’s Electro-Optics Division. “Consumers can expect the same high-quality engineering and design that Crimson Trace has been providing for nearly 25 years.”

Each riflescope incorporates advanced exterior and interior components designed by Crimson Trace engineers in Oregon. Other features include advanced ED fully multi-coated Japanese glass with illuminated custom reticles in the first focal plane to ensure consistent sizes. The new riflescopes incorporate seven custom-designed reticles with specific purposes and applications.

Each riflescope offers a range of magnification options and provides generous eye relief. The line includes models with 30mm and 34mm one-piece tubes with objective lenses in diameters ranging from 24mm to 56mm. All new riflescopes include specially designed turrets, making adjustments easier when wearing gloves. All riflescopes are equipped with flip-up caps on the ocular and objective lenses to protect the glass and help keep the riflescope clean. Subdued internal components reduce glare and bright spots resulting in improved vision and a clearer image. The line also includes a 3-9X40mm riflescope with an illuminated reticle and 34mm tube and two 1-8X28mm riflescopes with 34mm tubes.

All Crimson Trace riflescopes are fog-, shock-, water- and dust-proof. The illuminated reticles can be adjusted to varying intensity levels of illumination to accommodate surrounding light conditions and user preferences. Each riflescope includes the lens caps, owner’s manual and reticle manual, any required adjustment tools, and a lens cleaning cloth. All riflescopes are packaged in the new red Crimson Trace packaging with the distinct CT logo. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices begin at $499 and range up to $1,999. All Crimson Trace riflescopes are covered under a full lifetime warranty and the company’s Free Batteries for Life program.

These riflescopes will be available across America in Fall 2018. Full details on the new riflescopes and other products can be found at To complement its traditional sighting systems for firearms, Crimson Trace plans to continue expanding its offering of laser sights and tactical lights that America’s firearms owners have come to trust for a wide assortment of firearms.

Crimson Trace professionals take pride in delivering to consumers a wide assortment of innovative laser sights, lights and optics. The Oregon-based company has equipped America’s gun owners, law enforcement officers, and military units around the globe with the largest selection of award-winning products. Full details are at or are available by calling 800-442-2406.

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About Crimson Trace

Based in Oregon, Crimson Trace Corporation offers laser sights, tactical lights, red dot sights, and riflescopes focused on the tactical, long range, hunting, and self-defense customer. The company’s riflescopes and red dot sights are engineered to meet the needs of professional users and recreational firearms and outdoor enthusiasts and incorporate numerous performance features including proprietary illuminated reticle designs.  The company’s industry leading laser sight innovations include: Lasergrips® laser sights, Laserguard® laser sights, LiNQ® wireless operated laser and light systems, and Lightguard® lights for firearms, each with Instinctive Activation™ firearm laser activation technology. Additional product lines include tactical lights and Defender Series™ and Rail Master® firearms accessories. Full details are available at or by calling 800-442-2406.

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Ammunition Depot Grab-and-Go Tactical Sling Packs Adds More Caliber Choices

Ammunition Depot’s pre-loaded Tactical Sling Packs are now available in more rifle and pistol calibers, as well as 12-gauge shotgun.

Boca Raton, Fla. (October 2018)Ammunition Depot introduced theirTactical Sling Pack this summer and have just announced new calibers for both rifle and pistol, shotgun and new range/bug-out packs. Combining a durable, multi-tasking sling pack with the ammo from the leading ammunition suppliers, the Tactical Sling Packs are a more affordable way to buy ammo and store or transport it. For sport shooters, survivalists and those preparing for natural disasters, the new combo packs are a perfect addition to your go-bag protocol. The rugged tactical sling pack is loaded with a variety of ammunition. The newest calibers added to the Tacsling Packs include:

  • .22 LR
  • .308/7.62
  • .300 Blackout
  • 7.62×39
  • 6.5 Grendel
  • .40 S&W
  • .38 Special
  • 12-Gauge

Easily slung over a shoulder or used as a pouch, any of the sling packs make great pre-packed range bags or can be used for training classes and, ultimately, as a prepared ammo-go bag for extreme situations. The large zippered section features two internal pockets and the small zippered section features one internal pocket. A hook and loop patch on the front is perfect for placing patches. Ammunition Depot is placing their PVC Flag patch on every sling pack. Additionally, the sling pack has MOLLE straps on the front and sides for additional pouch attachments and on the back is a pouch for concealed carry.

“The pre-packaged Tactical Sling Packs are a great way of saving time and money,” Scott Blick, managing partner of Ammunition Depot, explained. “We’ve done all the work for you, so now you can stock up on your favorite calibers and just grab and go, whether it’s to the range or a shooting class or even as part of your preparedness gear.”

Ammunition Depot’s Tactical Sling Packs are now available in the most popular calibers, from .22LR to .308 and 12-Gauge shotgun. You can never have enough ammo and Ammunition Depot makes it easy to store and carry. The sling pack measures 11” H x 8” W x 2” D. The Tactical Sling Pack is available in Black, Coyote Tan, OD Green, Black Python and ACU.

Ammunition Depot offers flat rate economy shipping of $9.99 on orders over $100 up to $299.99 (before shipping and taxes) and spend $300 or more and get FREE economy shipping. For more information, visit

Ammunition Depot Tactical Sling Pack with 100 rounds of 12-gauge shotshells.

About Ammunition Depot:

Ammunition Depot was founded by freedom-loving Americans committed to American’s right and responsibility to defend themselves, their families and their country. Ammunition Depot’s goal and promise is to provide to the American public high-quality ammunition at the lowest possible price with the best customer service they have ever experienced, period.

As Ammunition Depot has grown over the years, we have been able to create numerous jobs for hard-working Americans in our home state of Florida, as well as help many charities and foundations that support our troops, law enforcement and the shooting sports. Our plan is to keep growing, keep creating jobs, keep giving and keep Ammunition Depot strong so that we can deliver the same great products and same great service for decades to come.

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Brad Webb Named Vice President of Sales of Umarex USA, Inc.

2cd6e88b-90ad-4b8a-ba4b-e011ba954a53FORT SMITH, AR (October 15, 2018) – Umarex USA, Incorporated announced today that Brad Webb has been appointed Vice President of Sales, effective immediately. As VP of Sales, Webb will lead, manage and drive overall sales at Umarex USA and will report directly to company President, Richard Turner.
Webb, 47, is new to the Umarex team, but not to the hunting and shooting industry. Webb has led sales teams at Gerber, Primos, and Synergy Outdoors. He has additionally spent time in sales management positions at Mossy Oak Apparel, Ol’ Man Tree Stands, and Signature Products Group.
“We’re pleased to have Brad heading up our sales team,” Umarex USA President, Richard Turner said. “His breadth of experience and reputation for customer focus will help Umarex USA continue our strong market growth across all our brands and product categories.”
“Umarex USA is a growing powerhouse in the shooting industry. I’m honored to play my part in such an innovative organization. Together we will continue the expansion of our diverse offerings,” said Webb.

About Brad Webb:
Originally from Mississippi, Webb holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Southern Mississippi and is currently pursuing an MBA from Boise State University.
While Webb is a fixture in the outdoor industry, he embodies the sporting life. When he’s not facilitating others’ enjoyment of the pastime, he can be found in the woods hiking, camping, or hunting.

About Umarex USA:

Umarex USA, Incorporated is one of North America’s fastest growing outdoor sport and recreation companies. Umarex USA innovates, develops and markets products under brands owned or licensed by its parent company, UMAREX GmbH & Co. KG. Such brands include Axeon®Optics, Beretta®, Browning®, Colt®, Elite Force®, GLOCK®, Heckler & Koch®, Hornady®, IWI®, Optical Dynamics, Ruger®, RWS®, Smith & Wesson®, UMAREX®, Walther®and others. For additional information regarding Umarex USA visit

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Nammo’s 30 mm Swimmer (APFSDS-T MK 258 Mod 1) The Bullet That Swims Through Water

While traditional ammunition is either stopped or deflected when it hits water, Nammo’s 30 mm Swimmer (APFSDS-T MK 258 Mod 1) swims straight through water, thanks to a groundbreaking design on the supercavitating projectile developed in cooperation with the US Navy. In this article, first published in the 2018 Nammo BulletIN, design engineer Jan Hasslid discusses the implications of this new technology.

25 years ago, Norway became one of the first European countries to acquire an infantry fighting vehicle with a 30 mm x 173 gun, the CV9030N. At the same time, Raufoss Technology AS, now a part of Nammo, negotiated a contract with the Norwegian Army to develop a new generation of 30 mm ammunition. Today, with 30 mm guns becoming more prominent than ever, the experience gained through this early work has allowed Nammo, through its Strategic Alliance Agreement (SAA) with General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS), to become one of the main providers of 30 mm ammunition for the US Armed Forces. Following the recent signature of agreements with the US Army and the US Navy, both services are now adopting Nammo’s 30 mm APFSDS-T MK 258 Mod 1, or “Swimmer”, for use from a multitude of platforms, including the US Army’s latest addition, the Stryker variant known as “Dragoon”.

The US Army’s Stryker Dragoon will be using the Swimmer, as it has excellent capabilities against land vehicles as well as naval targets. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John Onuoha)

Ammunition used by vehicles generally falls into three categories – armor piercing (APFSDS), for use against other vehicles; High Explosive Incendiary (HEI), for use against lighter targets and aircraft and target practice (TP) rounds, that allow cost-effective training.

Nammo today offers ten different types of 30 mm x 173 ammunition across all three categories, ranging from plastic blank and reduced range anti-armor to multipurpose and explosive rounds, as well as dedicated kinetic energy penetrators. The Swimmer round falls into the category of sub-caliber kinetic energy penetrators. These can most easily be described as arrows made out of very heavy materials that use the force of the impact rather than explosives to punch through armor. Traveling at speeds of more than 1 km per second, the energy generated by the impact melts the armor of the vehicle into a fluid and the arrow “swims” through the armored side of the vehicle. In the case of the Swimmer, the force of the arrow is sufficient to defeat anything except main battle tanks.

Nammo’s penetrators, both for vehicles and other types of armor piercing ammunition, are made out of a super tough tungsten alloy, also known as wolfram. More than two times as heavy as steel, it has the second highest melting point of any element, making it ideal for use in armor piercing ammunition. For some ammunition types, including the 25 mm APEX for the F-35, tungsten is mixed with carbon, creating what is known as tungsten carbide. This makes the penetrators harder, but also more brittle, allowing them to fragment once they have penetrated the armor, causing added damage inside the target.

What makes the Swimmer unique, however, is the combination of powerful armor penetration and its ability to swim straight through water. This effect has until now been considered impossible to achieve by ammunition fired from air through water. As demonstrated by a number of popular science TV programs, traditional ammunition is either stopped or deflected when it hits water. In a worst case scenario, a projectile could hit the surface, bounce off and hit something else. Thanks to the design effort for the kinetic energy penetrator originally developed for the Norwegian Army, and perfected by Nammo in combination with US Navy supercavitation concepts, the Swimmer avoids the ricochet in water problem through the use of a supercavitation nose design. This means that the projectile creates a bubble of steam around itself big enough to pass through, substantially reducing the friction that stops traditional ammunition. This enables the Swimmer to be used in defense of either ships or coastal areas against submerged and surface mines, small underwater vehicles, torpedoes and even small fast attack crafts that might be concealed by waves. This is valuable not only for naval vessels, but also for land vehicles defending harbors, bridges or other key locations.

Going forward, Nammo expects that most armored vehicles armed with medium caliber guns such as the 30 mm will carry one armor piercing round, and one multirole round capable of acting as either a traditional high-explosive or an airburst round. With the Swimmer established as a leading armor piercing round, Nammo is now turning its attention towards developing a new type of programmable 30 mm ammunition that can be used against the kind of targets where the Swimmer is less effective. Based on the same technology as the 40 mm grenades that have been demonstrated against drones, this would allow fighting vehicles to program their ammunition to explode either in the air, or at a specific point inside a target. This would allow future combat vehicles to address the full range with only two ammunition types, and hence be ready for any mission, at any time.


A torpedo is generally fired in two ways:

  1. it swims out of the tube.
  2. or impulsed using high pressure air.

In the video, the large foaming area indicates a torpedo firing. The torpedo is traveling towards the platform,

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The Bushmaster Unicorn, Also Known as ACR Caliber Conversions Do They Really Exist?

Unicorn Sasquach PatchHuntsville, AL – The Bushmaster ACR was brought to market in 2010 with the promise of unparalleled adaptability. The concept was simple; an extremely reliable, versatile, and modular platform, capable of tool-less configuration and caliber changes in minutes by swapping the bolt head, barrel and magazine. Unfortunately, much like a mythical creature, the caliber conversions have never been seen. Until now.

Finally, after many years of development, we are excited to announce the first of many new caliber conversions for the ACR. With fully ambidextrous controls, improved ergonomics, an ultra reliable gas piston operating system, and tool-less configuration and caliber adaptability, the ACR is now the most field adaptable Modern Sporting Rifle Platform available.


.450 Bushmaster Conversion

Ultimate stopping power for deer, bear or feral hogs


6.8 Rem SPC II

For increased energy and down-range performance


ACR Beauty Shot


Product Specifications


Order #


Magazine Capacity

2018 MSRP

16” .450 BM

ACR Conversion



16” FNC Treated 4150 CMV, 1 X 24 Twist

5 Round Polymer


18.5” .450 BM ACR Conversion



18.5” FNC Treated 4150 CMV, 1 X 24 Twist

5 Round Polymer


16” 6.8 SPC II ACR Conversion



16” FNC Treated 4150 CMV, 1 X 11 Twist

25 Round


About Bushmaster Firearms International

Bushmaster Firearms International (“BFI”) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of small-frame, AR-pattern firearms, as well as other firearm platforms and accessories. Its headquarters is in Madison, North Carolina, and its primary place of manufacture is Huntsville, Alabama. Its products are sold to civilian and government end users in the United States as well as over fifty countries around the world. Visit our web site at

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Savage Introduces MSR 15 Competition




WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – October 11, 2018 – Savage built the speed, accuracy and customization competitive shooters need to win into every aspect of its new MSR 15 Competition. Shipments of these firearms have been delivered to dealers.
The MSR 15 Competition is fitted with an advanced, 18-inch carbon fiber wrapped stainless barrel built specifically for the rifle in a collaborative effort between Savage and PROOF Research. Its unique ported muzzle brake allows the shooter to tune recoil impulse to stabilize the muzzle for faster, more accurate follow-up shots.
The custom-length gas block can be adjusted for optimal cycling of the full range of bullet weights, as well as for use with a suppressor. The gas block has also been upgraded with an integral Picatinny rail and a custom handguard.
Features & Benefits
• Savage by PROOF Research 18-inch carbon fiber wrapped stainless barrel
• Nickel-boron bolt carrier
• Custom-forged upper and lower receivers
• Non-reciprocating side charging handle
• Savage tunable muzzle brake
• Magpul CTR buttstock
• Two-stage trigger
• Custom-length adjustable gas system
• Rigid free-float handguard with M-LOK, anti-flare grooves and red QD sling mount
• Red ambidextrous selector, receiver end plate with QD mount, and removable custom mag well flare
• Ambidextrous magazine release
• Hogue pistol grip
Part No. / Description / MSRP
22938 / 223 Rem., 18-inch barrel / $2,875
22936 / 224 Valkyrie, 18-inch barrel / $2,875
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Team SIG’s Lena Miculek Takes “High Lady” Title at 2018 NRA World Shoot

Newington, N.H. (October 11, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc. congratulates Team SIG member, Lena Miculek for her recent win at the 2018 NRA World Shooting Championship held September 20th – September 22nd at the Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, West Virginia. The NRA World Shooting Championship assembles professional and amateur shooters for a twelve-stage match testing various styles of shooting disciplines using firearms, ammunition, and equipment provided by the NRA.

Team SIG’s Lena Miculek Takes “High Lady” Title at 2018 NRA World Shoot

“Every year I look forward to the NRA World Shooting Championship because it really tests your skills as a shooter. At this match I do not have access to the firearms and ammunition that I normally use so I relied on all of my practice and training throughout the competition,” began Miculek. “This year I felt that I really hit my rhythm early on and as a result I outperformed my expectations to receive the High Lady title for a second year in a row.”

To claim the “High Lady” title Miculek received the highest overall score in the ladies division throughout the twelve-stage match. Overall, Miculek placed 14th amongst 330 competitors.

“Lena has really become a dominating force in in the ladies division of professional shooting, and this recent achievement at the NRA World Shoot is truly impressive” began Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “At this match Lena was tested in various disciplines using equipment she hasn’t trained on, and may have never used. Her marksmanship skills were really put to the test throughout the entire match and she was still able to compete at the very highest level. We could not be more proud of Lena’s continued success.”

This title is the second “High Lady” title for Miculek in September. Miculek recently earned the “High Lady” title at the 2018 Walter Arms USPSA Area 4 Championship in Pistol Caliber Carbine with the SIG SAUER MPX Carbine, ROMEO1 Optic, and SIG SAUER Match Elite Competition Ammunition.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. For more information about the company and product line visit:


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Trailblazer® Firearms Exhibiting at the 2018 NASGW Expo & Annual Meeting

Visit Trailblazer® Firearms at the 2018 NASGW Expo & Annual Meeting at Booth 423

The pocket-sized, .22LR that captured the buying attention of gun enthusiasts across America will be on display at the Trailblazer® Firearms Booth 423, Oct. 16 – 19, 2018 at the NASGW event in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Asheville, N.C. (October 2018)Trailblazer® Firearms will be exhibiting at Booth 423 during the2018 NASGW Expo & Annual Meeting for the first time and showing the LifeCard®, the smallest, folding .22LR single-shot pistol on the market today. Held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Oct. 16 – 19, 2018 the NASGW Expo & Annual Meeting provides manufacturers and distributors the opportunity to share industry information, see and test new products, build relationships and fulfill obligations for the coming year.

Trailblazer Firearms has expanded its distribution network during 2018. With the strong demand for the LifeCard, founder and president of Trailblazer Firearms, Aaron Voigt, is looking forward to meeting with and reinforcing the sales relationships at the NASGW show.

“Our distributors are vital to the success of Trailblazer Firearms,” Voigt explained. “The two-step distribution process has given us a strong sales channel to reach our customers across the United States, as well as manage the overwhelming demand from retailers. We are looking forward to networking with our current distributor partners and are open to meeting new buyers.”

For more information on Trailblazer Firearms, visit

About Trailblazer® Firearms:

Trailblazer® Firearms, headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina, was founded in 2014 to design, develop, manufacture and market innovative American-made firearms. The LifeCard is available through Ellett Brothers, Jerry’s Sport Center, Hicks Inc., Bill Hicks, Zanders Sporting Goods, Amchar Wholesale, Ron Shirk Shooters Supplies, Williams Shooters Supply, MGE, Orion Arms Corp., Farris Brothers Inc., Lew Horton Distribution Co., and Chattanooga Shooting Supplies.

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The Many Reasons You Need to Vote November 6, 2018

I hope you are all well, it’s been a difficult week for readers in the Florida Panhandle, especially those in the Mexico Beach Area. The images coming out of that area remind me of Homestead, FL after Andrew blew through Dade County.

We’ve also been subjected to the Justice Kavanaugh confirmation extravaganza. I for one, believe the Supreme Court picked up a brilliant jurist, who will be faithful to the Constitution and not attempt to rewrite it from the bench. All Americas can be thankful for that.

So we need a shoot the shit!

How about the upcoming November 6 elections? Are you voting early, or planning on going to the polls? Voters in the Florida Panhandle will need transportation to get to the polls and I hope volunteers and local elected officials will make transportation available to get those voters out and to the voting booths.

Why is the 6 November election so critically important? Let me give you a few reasons for you to vote…

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…because if you don’t these elected officials will be running the country!

Readers, have a great weekend. I hope you and your families came through Hurricane Michael safe and sound.   -SP

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Walther Arms PPQ SC


I’ve often heard Walther’s PPQ SC described as a Glock 43 killer, but that comparison is an apple to oranges analysis. With the 2018 release of the PPQ SC, Walther packaged all of the outstanding PPQ features in a sub compact package for the conceal carry market.

Look for our review just in time to kickoff the 2018 Holiday Shopping Season!

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IXI DRONEKILLER™ Counter-UAS Technology – Cost Effective – Rugged Design

imageThe IXI DRONEKILLER™ disables Unmanned Air Vehicles. Allows Defense and Security Forces to thwart criminals and enemy combatants the use of drones for surveillance and direct attacks to drop bombs, grenades, and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on fighting forces. Can also be used by First Responders and others to disable a drone being operated in restricted air space or when a drone is interfering with their operations.
Current counter-UAS system technology includes radio frequency (RF) command and control (C2) disruption systems (e.g., “electronic fences”) and directed energy weapons. These systems protect forward operating bases, airports, and other strategic high-asset facilities. These large and stationary systems can not be used where mobility is crucial. In addition, UAS threats are more prevalent at the front lines, at small checkpoints and outposts, and remote areas where convoys, dismounted war-fighters, and security personnel are on missions detached from well-established command and control and air defense assets.The IXI DRONEKILLER™ is a light weight, small, cost effective portable counter-UAS unit ideal for Defense and Security teams deployed World-Wide. The IXI DRONEKILLER™ adds counter-UAS capabilities to mobile forces unable to use large heavy systems that require added power sources. The IXI DRONEKILLER™ is able to be deployed from inside light vehicles or by dismounted war-fighters and security response teams in mobile units, strike teams, at checkpoints and forward outposts. Mobile units with the IXI DRONEKILLER™ provide gap-filling coverage and pursuit capabilities that complement larger, more costly fixed-location automated UAS defense systems.


  • Disrupts C2 link and/or GPS, forcing targets to descend or go home.image
  • Compact and lightweight; compatible with defense & security personnel load out
  • Fast to use (<3 seconds), train (<1 minute), and deploy with near-zero sustainment
  • Rugged “security personnel-proof” no-snag polymer body & operator features
  • RF sensor detects WPAN/LAN activity and night/dusk/dawn targeting aid
  • LED settings: night-time ultra-dim to medium light to direct sunlight bright
  • Cost effective – Lower cost than all other available units
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Sightmark’s Core Shot A-Spec Reflex Sight

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Sightmark’s Core Shot A-Spec is arriving during the fourth quarter of 2018 bringing precision, accuracy and reliability for avid shooters. The Core Shot A-Spec bridges the gap between a full-sized and mini red dot sight, making them a mid-compact sized red dot perfect for AR pistols and SBRs.

Sightmark’s Core Shot A-Spec is crafted from dependable and lightweight aircraft-grade aluminum. The FMS features two separate mounts, AR riser mount and a low-profile mount, while the LQD features a quick detach mount.

These are shockproof, IP55 water-resistant, have a scratch-resistant lens coating and feature a wide lens for quick target acquisition. Other features include slotted windage and elevation adjustments, digital switch controls, eight reticle brightness levels and night vision compatibility.


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DoubleStar Signs as Title Sponsor of the Blue Ridge Mountain 3-Gun (BRMG3)

DoubleStar also donating a firearm to the raffle benefiting the Task Force Dagger Foundation. The match will take place Oct. 18 – 20, 2018 at the Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park City, KY.

Winchester, Ky. (October 2018)DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles and pistols, is proud to announce their fourth year as the Title Sponsor of the upcoming 2018 Blue Ridge Mountain 3-Gun (BRMG3). The match will be held on Oct. 18 – 20, 2018 at the Rockcastle Shooting Center at Park Mammoth Resort in Park City, Kentucky. Along with a prize table full of great gear, DoubleStar will be donating a rifle or pistol to be raffled off during the match to benefit the Task Force Dagger Foundation. The Task Force Dagger Foundation provides support to USSOC soldiers wounded in service to our country. Only 250 tickets, priced at $20 each, are available for the raffle on a first come, first serve basis during the match.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with BRM3G and are looking forward to working with match director Andy Horner to bring a match that is challenging and fun along with benefiting a great veteran charity Task Force Dagger Foundation,” Nick Collier, director of special operations, commented. “This event displays a competitor’s strengths and weaknesses with obstacles and extreme targets on every stage. This is an event we always look forward to.”

The BRM3G is designed to test the shooter’s ability over the natural terrain of the foothills of Kentucky over nine stages. Stages are designed to challenge the competitor’s abilities with all three weapons (pistol, shotgun and rifle), as well as their physical endurance. Competitors will shoot three very challenging stages a day for all three days of competition.

For more information about DoubleStar, visit

About DoubleStar Corp.:

45481fb7-c4d0-4927-9360-5257c24520c5DoubleStar 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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BUSHNELL’S TRS-26 and Transition 3X Magnifier



If you don’t need to swim out of a submarine at periscope depth, you owe it to yourself to check out Bushnell’s TRS-26 and the company’s Transition 3X magnifier. Then spend the money you save on a ton of ammo.

Read my review…


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Legendary U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Shooter Daniel Horner Joins Team SIG

NEWINGTON, N.H., (October 9, 2018) – SIG SAUER Inc., is pleased to announce multi-discipline World Champion Shooter Daniel Horner has officially joined the SIG SAUER Professional Shooting Team – Team SIG. Horner recently left the service of the U.S. Army where he rose to the rank of Sergeant First Class. He was recruited into the Army to join the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) where he became one of the most decorated shooters in team history, and served as the Coach of the USAMU Action Shooting Team.

Legendary U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Shooter Daniel Horner Joins Team SIG

“I started shooting at six years old when I would go to the range with my Dad. When I was twelve years old I shot my first IDPA match, at sixteen I won my first IDPA national title, and at eighteen I enlisted in the U.S. Army to join the AMU,” began Horner. “For basically my entire life I have been shooting competitively, and for as long as I can remember it’s been a lifelong goal of mine to shoot professionally. To have this opportunity to represent industry leader SIG SAUER and join Team SIG is really a dream come true and I can’t wait to start working with the company and competing.”

Horner is a 3-gun shooter and will compete primarily in multi-gun matches, and long-range rifle competition as a member of Team SIG. In competition Horner will use a P320 X-Five full-size pistol with iron sights, an M400 SDI Comp rifle with a TANGO6 1-6x24mm second focal plane riflescope, and a KILO2400ABS. Horner will also use a variety of SIG SAUER Ammunition during competition including: 9mm Match Elite Competition, 223 REM Elite Match Grade, and 223 REM Varmint and Predator.

“We are thrilled to bring Daniel to Team SIG to join forces with Max and Lena as they compete for SIG SAUER. His record as a 3-gun shooter is truly remarkable and is a direct result of his hard work and dedication to the sport,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales. “Daniel is also a man of exceptional character and will be an outstanding ambassador for the SIG SAUER brand and role model for the next generation of professional shooters.”

Horner’s first competition on behalf of Team SIG will be the SIG SAUER Fort Benning Multi-Gun Challenge at Krilling Ranges Thursday, November 15th – Sunday, November 18th in Fort Benning, Georgia.

“I am excited about Daniel joining Lena and I on Team SIG and we welcome him to the team,” added Team SIG Captain Max Michel. “I worked with Daniel for several years at the AMU and I got to see first-hand exactly what makes him a championship shooter. He works hard, he’s focused, and he does whatever it takes to accomplish his goals. Daniel is going to bring a lot of wins to Team SIG and he will be a great teammate as we represent the SIG brand together. I look forward to watching his future on the professional shooting circuit unfold.”

To learn more about Daniel Horner, and Team SIG visit:

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. For more information about the company and product line visit:


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Bryan Litz is a ballistician for Berger Bullets and Applied Ballistics. Bryan has authored a number of authoritative books on the subject of ballistics. His software, published by Applied Ballistics, can be found on a number of devices including the Kestrel Wind Meters by Nielsen Kellerman. The Applied Ballistics software and smart device app is considered an industry standard used by law enforcement and military units across the world.

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Sightmark Makes their Mark with Improved LoPro Series


(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Sightmark makes their mark by offering their redesigned LoPro family in Dark Earth finish. LoPro’s are a compact laser and laser-light combo attachment for your firearm, helping you with precision accuracy and rock-solid reliability. LoPro’s are the perfect attachment for accuracy while training, hunting, self-defense and even in low-light shooting.

Sightmark will add three models to the line in Dark Earth; LoPro Mini Combo Green Laser and Flashlight (SM25012DE), LoPro Combo Green Laser and IR-Visible LED Flashlight (SM25013DE) and the LoPro Mini Green Laser Sight (SM25016DE). Improvements consist of a new aluminum housing, protected windage and elevation adjustments and a thread-on and rotating pressure pad.

LoPro’s can be easily adjusted without a tool and feature a high intensity, variable LED flashlight to allow you to see in any situation. The low-profile design securely mounts on a rail with a screw pressure pad and can sit in front of most attachments without obstructing your view.

About Sightmark®

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

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Lyman® Products Exhibits at the 2018 NASGW Expo & Annual Meeting

Lyman will feature their new press line-up, the 140th Anniversary Sharps Carbine, plus new products at the 2018 NASGW Expo & Annual Meeting , Oct. 16 – 19, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Middletown, Conn. (October 2018) – Lyman® Products, celebrating 140 years in business, will be exhibiting at the2018 NASGW Expo & Annual Meeting, a four-day event that provides the ideal atmosphere for networking with top industry leaders and for meeting with the leading manufacturers of products and services in the shooting sports industry. The annual expo will be held this year at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Oct. 16 – 19, 2018. Lyman Products will be exhibiting at Booth 919 and will be available for media and distributor meetings.

In 2018, Lyman launched their new line of Brass Smith presses and accessories, a comprehensive data book on long range ballistics and reloading, as well as accessories geared toward the concealed carry market and tactical market. Additionally, in celebration of their 140 years in business, Lyman introduced a limited-edition Sharps Carbine version of the 1878 model made by Pedersoli and engraved with the anniversary date.

“NASGW is a great platform to meet with our regular customers and receive marketing and industry feedback, as well as introduce new customers to our line up of tried and trusted reloading equipment and shooting sports accessories,” Trevor Mullen, VP of Global Marketing and Business Development for Lyman Products, explained.

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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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1791 GUNLEATHER TO EXHIBIT AT THE 2018 NASGW EXPO New for 2019 Products

5db3fc41-0814-46cc-84f1-b410d324f6fbMiami, FL, U.S. – (October 9, 2018) 1791 Gunleather®, innovative manufacturer of premium hand-crafted leather gun holsters and belts, will exhibit their products, including their newest products for 2019 at the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) 2018 Annual Expo in Pittsburg, PA. Located in booth #330, 1791 Gunleather will present their fine leather products to wholesalers, manufacturers, and attending media from October 16 through 19 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

“The 2018 NASGW Expo provides an excellent opportunity for us to share our newest products with important industry decision-makers and outdoor media members,” according to 1791 Gunleather CEO, Ramiro M. Romani. “Everyone is welcome to visit us in booth #330 for a first-hand look at how we’re improving the gunleather industry one holster at a time through the innovative use of materials. We’re also eager to discuss our ability to fulfill inventory requests, deliver compelling point of sale aids, and margin initiatives,” he said.

“Impressing our fellow industry members is important to us,” stated Romani, “and we believe the quality and affordability of our finely crafted, premium leather products are revealed even more when you see them in person. The attention to detail, and artisan craftsmanship we incorporate into every piece is a testament of our commitment to quality.”

This year, 1791 Gunleather will exhibit the first-ever combination holster incorporating premium American heavy native steerhide with flexible carbon fiber. Recently introduced as the next evolution in premium leather holsters, the new “Project Stealth” gun holster series utilizes a proprietary, patent-pending combination of the two materials. The new line of luxury, wearable personal protection holsters incorporate the same patented American-made CX6® carbon fiber manufactured by Carbitex that is used by well-known premium brands in the modern automotive, high-end luggage, and professional athletic apparel markets.

“Project Stealth pancake-style holsters contour to the body in the same fashion as our premium leather holsters, while presenting a reduced carry weight and enhanced retention for the most discerning folks,” said Romani. “However, where our competition sells standard quality, leather-only holsters in excess of $120, the patent-pending Project Stealth holsters were introduced at less than $100,” he said. “The 1791 Gunleather Lifetime Warranty and 100 percent Customer Satisfaction Guarantee make them even more attractive.”

“Please visit us at the 2018 NASGW Expo in booth #330 to learn more about our newest products, our ability to fulfill inventory requests, any media inquiries, and a hands-on look at our products,” said Romani.

For further details on 1791 Gunleather Project Stealth Holsters, please click here. For information about 1791 Gunleather, please visit

For more information on attending the NASGW Expo and Annual Meeting, including a floor map, visit:


On December 15, 1791, the United States Supreme Court adopted the Second Amendment as part of the Bill of Rights, promising individuals the right to bear arms. We chose to include the year 1791 in our name to signify our deep respect for those rights. At 1791 Gunleather, we believe housing and protecting your coveted firearms with carefully constructed holsters is akin to protecting our loved ones and our cherished freedoms.

Every 1791 Gunleather piece is handcrafted one-at-a-time using 100% American-made materials. Four generations of professional leather artisans painstakingly integrate innovative materials with high-quality components, to deliver the versatility found in each piece. From the moment you receive your 1791 Gunleather product, you’ll recognize the uniqueness and perfection that distinguishes us from our competitors. 1791 Gunleather offers a Lifetime Warranty on every single product we craft.

1791 Gunleather is perfect for any condition, and duty-ready for tactical applications as well as everyday carry.

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Remington Introduces Premier Expander Shotshell Ammunition Featuring Barnes Sabot Slug

Huntsville, AL – Delivering 2 ¾” or 3” magnum-caliber terminal performance in 12 and 20 gauge, tack-driving precision and Barnes devastating copper petal expansion, the new Remington Expander Sabot Slugs.

The Remington Premier Expander shotshell features Barnes all-copper tipped Expander slugs. The Barnes Expander slug is precision engineered with six cutting petals that deploy at impact to inflict enormous terminal damage and pass-through penetration to down game instantly.

The Remington Premier Expander shotshell is loaded to the highest industry standards with top quality components to provide hunters the fullest measure of confidence in accuracy and terminal performance. Additionally, the all-new Remington Premier Expander shotshell line of ammunition features the ballistics listed on its packaging.


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Now Through Oct. 21st Sign up for the Big G43 Conceal Carry Giveaway!

A total conceal carry package from Ammunition Depot with partners Nine Line and Sticky Holsters. Get a Tactical Sling bag with ammo, holsters, a Berne conceal carry jacket and a GLOCK 43!

Ammunition Depot G43 giveaway

Boca Raton, Fla. (October 2018) Ammunition Depot in partnership with Nine Line and Sticky Holsters has put together the ultimate G43 Conceal Carry Giveaway promotion! The promotion runs through Oct. 21, 2018.

Included in the G43 Conceal Carry Giveaway is Ammunition Depot’s 9mm Tactical Sling stuffed with 350 rounds of 9mm ammo. The Tactical Sling pack is the perfect grab-and-go pack. It fits over the shoulder or can be used as a pouch. MOLLE attachments are on the front and sides with a concealed carry pouch on the back.  Ammunition Depot also attaches a PVC Ammunition Depot patch on the front panel to show your patriotism.

Nine Line Apparel, a life-style brand reinvigorating a sense of patriotism and national pride, have included their Berne Hooded Twill Concealed Carry Jacket just in time for the fall weather. It features ambidextrous concealed carry capacity with additional pockets for extra ammo and personal gear. Storing a carry firearm is super easy with their unique Adder System pockets on the front of the jacket that allow full gun access at a moment’s notice. This is an all-weather coat with a durable canvas exterior and a warm flannel interior and an attached hood provides extra protection from the elements.

Sticky Holsters redefine the concealed carry holster. The construction of the holster uses the pressure from the wearer’s clothing waistband to secure the holster and the gun. No clips, no loops to secure it in place, since the “sticky” skin adheres to the waistband, undergarment or bare skin. The outside skin of the holster is a super non-slip material that with a little pressure, adheres to just about anything. Combining the outer material with the inner closed-cell foam and the inner-liner the pistol and holster are kept securely in place. Sticky Holster is offering its MD-4 Medium Sticky Holster, magazine carriers, a Sticky Travel Mount and adhesive strip pack.

And, to complete this phenomenal Conceal Carry Giveaway, is a GLOCK 43 9mm subcompact pistol. The GLOCK 43 is the ultimate concealable and accurate version of its big brother. The grip has a built-in beaver tail design and the grip surface is aggressively textured for a positive grip. A large magazine catch makes easy work of removing the 6-round magazines. *

Ammunition Depot’s website is open for orders 24/7/365 and phone hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Ammunition is shipped via ground shipping as per Federal law and is guaranteed to be delivered within 14 days or less.

Visit Ammunition Depot for all your ammunition needs at

*Participants must comply with all local, state and federal regulations.

About Ammunition Depot:

Ammunition Depot was founded by freedom-loving Americans committed to American’s right and responsibility to defend themselves, their families and their country. Ammunition Depot’s goal and promise is to provide to the American public high-quality ammunition at the lowest possible price with the best customer service they have ever experienced, period.

As Ammunition Depot has grown over the years, we have been able to create numerous jobs for hard-working Americans in our home state of Florida, as well as help many charities and foundations that support our troops, law enforcement and the shooting sports. Our plan is to keep growing, keep creating jobs, keep giving and keep Ammunition Depot strong so that we can deliver the same great products and same great service for decades to come.

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Tactical Solutions Axiom Suppressor Wins Top Honors at ICA 2018

5c7aab39-6025-4143-9381-d972d79af877(Boise, ID)Tactical Solutions, the Rimfire market leader in quality, dependability and innovation is proud to announce that Recoil Magazine, a publication owned by Motor Trend Group, a national, integrated media company, in conjunction with ICA has named Tactical Solutions’Axiom Suppressor as the ICA 2018 Suppressor of the Year.
Hosted at Rockcastle Shooting Center in Kentucky, the Industry Choice Awards focuses on conducting objective testing and evaluation of products by a panel of unbiased and experienced evaluators in order to award Product of the Year accolades in a variety of categories. This gives consumers an award process that’s unbiased, while participating manufacturers receive all of the feedback from testers. Additionally, all the companies are invited to come to Rockcastle in the summer for the Industry Team Challenge match and awards ceremony.
TacSol is not new to the suppressor industry. TacSol has manufactured suppressors for some of the leading firearm and firearm accessories brands in the nation. It was a natural fit for the company to design, engineer and produce one of the most effective and truly innovative suppressors under their own brand.
National Accounts Manager, Amy Shaw said, “To win an award of this caliber is an honor and we couldn’t be more pleased. There was a lot of time and energy behind this product and to be recognized validates all the countless hours of work to design an innovative and superior suppressor.” She continues, “We are proud to be selected the leader in this category and I’m looking forward to the release of several more innovative products this year.”
The Axiom is constructed of titanium with a patented stainless steel split tube technology to make for easy removal and cleaning of the baffle stack. At just 1-inch in diameter, under 6 inches long and only 6 ounces, shooters can barely notice the Axiom. The Axiom is rated for semi and full auto use with the following calibers: .22LR, .17HM2, .22WMR, .17HMR, .17WSM, 22 Hornet, and 5.7 x 28.and comes standard with a carrying pouch and wrench.
For any other inquiries, please contact Director of Sales, Mike Corkish at
mcorkish@tacticalsol.comor call 866-333-9901.
About Tactical Solutions:

Tactical Solutions is the Rimfire Market leader in quality, dependability, and innovation.  Established in 2002 in Boise, Idaho, TacSol is a pioneer in the innovation of lightweight and precision accurate firearms and firearm barrels.  In addition to complete firearms and barrels, their line of products includes suppressors, accessories, and realistic feel caliber conversions.  All of TacSol’s products are manufactured in the USA and held to the highest quality standards in the Industry. Visit their webpage at to view their newest innovations and complete line of products.
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· CESIHEL has eight simulators of different helicopter models connected to a network, allowing training in the most complex mission scenarios. It is a reference center in Europe with such a capacity to jointly train from different sites.

· It is the European leader in joint tactical training for helicopter crews, including the most advanced tactical capabilities in all types of scenarios and operating conditions, especially with night vision devices (NVG)

· The partnership between the Spanish Army and Indra allows us to maximize the use of the center where Armed Forces from around the world are trained, which also helps to reduce costs

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Madrid, October 8, 2018.- The Helicopter Simulation Center (CESIHEL) is one of the backbones of the Aviation Academy of the Spanish Army (ACAVIET) where pilots and mechanics of the Spanish Army Air Force are trained. Developed with Indra, It is one of the most advanced simulation centers in Europe, especially in joint tactical training of crews.

The simulation center comprises flight simulators (FFS) and helicopter trainers for the CH-47D Chinook, AS532 Cougar, EC135 and EC665 Tiger, located at two different bases: Colmenar Viejo, with six simulators, and Almagro, where two simulators of the Tiger helicopter are located. All of them have been developed with Indra technology.

In 2019, two simulators of the new NH90 helicopter, also developed by Indra, will enter service at the Agoncillo Base. With this, the network of simulators connected for joint training will reach the milestone of ten devices.

CESIHEL is a leading center thanks to the combination of top-level instructors and extensive experience in international deployments operating in the most hostile environments, the excellence of the training programs for the different courses, ranging from the initial type certification in the helicopter to the most complex tactical training, and finally, the level of the simulator technology, especially in terms of their capacity to provide network operated joint training.

The ability to provide advance joint tactical training in a network, with different platforms and from different sites, makes of this center a reference in Europe. It also makes it possible to train in the most complex and high-risk missions, with a high degree of realism, in all kinds of scenarios, with multiple threats and in all types of weather conditions (the operations with night vision goggles, NVG, are one of the Center’s specialties). CESIHEL has several scenarios, both in the national territory as well as areas of operation abroad, areas of importance for national defense (international deployments, possible conflict zones). These capabilities have been used to train crews prior to FAMET deployments, such as those conducted in Afghanistan.

Through a partnership agreement with the Army, Indra provides maintenance and improvement services for the simulators. In return, the Army allows the use of the facility, whenever available, for Indra to provide training services to other clients. Therefore, several Armed Forces perform their training at CESIHEL. Pilots from different country worldwide.

It is a magnificent example of public-private collaboration between Armed Forces and industry, and this collaboration increases the prestige of CESIHEL while significantly reducing costs for the Army.

About Indra

Indra is one of the leading global technology and consulting companies and the technological partner for core business operations of its customers world-wide. It is a world-leader in providing proprietary solutions in specific segments in Transport and Defence markets, and the leading firm in Digital Transformation Consultancy and Information Technologies in Spain and Latin America through its affiliate Minsait. Its business model is based on a comprehensive range of proprietary products, with a high-value focus and with a high innovation component. In the 2017 financial year, Indra achieved revenue of €3.011 billion, with 40,000 employees, a local presence in 46 countries and business operations in over 140 countries.

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AeroVironment and General Dynamics Land Systems Join Forces to Integrate Unmanned Aircraft and Tactical Missile Systems with Armored Combat Vehicles

  • Leaders in their respective fields collaborate to deliver next-generation capabilities to warfighters through fully integrated system solutions
  • Enhanced integration increases automation, decreases workload, and requires fewer operators to deploy and operate unmanned aircraft and loitering missile systems
  • Collaborative projects address the upcoming U.S. Army Next Generation Combat Vehicle and U.S. Marines Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle programs

WASHINGTON, at AUSA, Oct. 8, 2018AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems (TMS), today announced a new strategic relationship with General Dynamics Land Systems (GD), the leader in ground combat vehicles, to produce highly integrated and effective tactical UAS and TMS for armored ground combat vehicles.

“By integrating the leading small tactical UAS and loitering missile systems with the leading armored combat vehicles, our team will deliver a new level of battlefield lethality, survivability and combat effectiveness to protect and enable the warfighter,” said Kirk Flittie, vice president and general manager of AeroVironment’s UAS business. “This enhanced integration will ensure precise, mobile lethality with increased automation, decreased workload, and fewer operators required for small drone and loitering missile systems deployment.  AeroVironment and General Dynamics Land Systems are ready today to equip our warfighters with more lethality tomorrow.”

“The purpose of this partnership is to deliver a decisive advantage to ground combatants, to see first and strike first, across the tactical landscape,” said Don Kotchman, U.S. vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Land Systems.  “We’re confident this integrated capability, expanding the warfighter’s situational awareness, survivability and over-the-next-obstacle lethality, will define the market for years to come.  This will be done without adding significant burden to the Soldier or vehicle commander’s cognitive or physical workload.  The benefits will be had in all environments, including urban, forest, desert or other terrain. This is the right partnership between industry leaders to offer real innovation to our customers.”

AeroVironment and GD’s collaborative projects will address the upcoming U.S. Army Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) and U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV) programs. The NGCV program will dramatically benefit from automated drone scout and precision loitering missile engagement technology tightly coupled into the GD armored vehicle electronic architecture to rapidly geolocate and, if necessary, finish targets.  The ARV project has evolved well beyond a straightforward replacement for the Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) into a networked family of manned vehicles, ground robots and drones, collectively capable of not only reconnaissance but also electronic warfare and long-range precision strikes. The vehicle is designed to launch a drone, scout deep, and then deploy precision fire and electronic warfare. It also will have an open architecture design that is upgraded with new technologies as they become available.

The two companies plan to display a proposed integrated prototype system at General Dynamics Land Systems’ AUSA booth #6027 (Exhibit D upstairs) that includes AeroVironment’s Switchblade® loitering missile launched from a Griffin III demonstrator, as well as a Shrike 2 vertical takeoff-landing (VTOL) forward flight system that takes off and lands on the Stryker A1 30mm prototype vehicle.  The intent of the joint collaborative efforts is to develop a solution that will include the integration of AeroVironment’s Switchblade and Shrike 2 systems from prototype entrants to the USMC’s Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV) program.  Both efforts plan to tightly integrate AeroVironment’s systems into the backbone electronic architecture of the GD vehicles.

AUSA Booth Numbers
AeroVironment #3024
General Dynamics Land Systems #6027, Exhibit Hall D (Upstairs)

About AeroVironment, Inc.

AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) provides customers with more actionable intelligence so they can proceed with certainty.  Based in California, AeroVironment is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems and tactical missile systems, and serves defense, government and commercial customers. For more information visit

About General Dynamics Land Systems

General Dynamics Land Systems is part of GD’s Combat Systems.  Land Systems is a global leader in designing, manufacturing and integrating world-class ground combat vehicles and capabilities. Our facilities around the world produce wheeled and tracked combat vehicles, including the Stryker family of vehicles and the Abrams main battle tank. The Combat Systems portfolio is supported by a broad range of high-performance weapons systems and munitions. More information about General Dynamics Land Systems is available at

More information about General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) is available at

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