We wish you a Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year in 2018. We thank you for helping make this publication better year over year, and we’ve enjoyed serving a variety of readers and interests with succinct, timely and accurate information. Throughout 2017 we received numerous compliments on our gear and firearm reviews, which we hope to expand in 2018.
Our New Year’s resolution is to continue working towards the lifting of ITAR regulations that burden the many extraordinary companies in our industry. Firearm, accessory, optics and electro-optics U.S. manufacturers, the finest in the world, are hampered by burdensome ITAR regulations designed to constrain their growth. Along with ammunition manufacturers, these companies contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy with a potential to double that contribution. We can’t do it alone and I encourage you to contact your elected officials; ask them to request a review and elimination, where appropriate, of burdensome ITAR regulations as part of the Administration’s efforts to make U.S. companies more competitive in the global markets.