Sightmark’s new Pinnacle 3-18×44 Riflescope: the Peak of Optics

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – As versatile an optic as they come, Sightmark is proud to introduce their latest first-focal-plane riflescope, the Pinnacle 3-18×44 (SM13030TMD). Bridging the gap between the 1-6x and 5-30x Pinnacles, the meticulously designed 3-18x Pinnacle is a first-class riflescope with close- to long-range shooting capabilities. Ideal for extreme hunters, competition target shooters and law enforcement/military personnel, the Pinnacle 3-18×44 is sure to never leave your rifle once mounted.

Built with world-class Japanese glass and featuring fully multi-coated lenses, the Pinnacle’s image clarity and resolution are second to none and help bring shooters the most precise shots possible. Its zero-stop elevation dial allows a “no look” return to zero without passing below the zero range. A must for serious shooters, the Pinnacle features a first focal plane reticle for accurately range finding targets and shooting holdovers at any power quickly. The 3-18×44’s 34mm tube also helps add an elevation adjustment range for those extra-long shots.

The Pinnacle also gives shooters the option of capped or exposed turrets depending on their preference. For low-light shots or those with damaged eyes, the Pinnacle boasts red or green reticle illumination. The 3-18×44 Pinnacle includes sunshade, 2 turret caps, 2 thread protectors and a CR2032 battery.

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 www.sightmark.com. For media requests related to Sightmark, please email mediarelations@sightmark.com.

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TANDEMKROSS Introduces Steel Compensator for Shooting Sports

WEARE, N.H. – In rimfire competition, milliseconds can mean the difference between a winning and losing string, and an effective compensator can give you a winning edge.
TANDEMKROSS, a top manufacturer of aftermarket accessories for rimfire pistols and rifles, is pleased to announce the release of the new stainless steel “Game Changer PRO” Compensator, a high-performance upgrade for Ruger® MK Series, Ruger® 10/22, SW22® Victory™, Browning Buck Mark and other ½ x 28 threaded barrels.
The “Game Changer PRO” steel compensator adds weight to the front of the pistol for better balance and more accuracy. The compensator vents gases up and away from the gun at 45-degree angles for better visibility and control, and reduces muzzle rise to improve speed when moving between targets.
“The ‘Game Changer PRO’ ups the quality and durability over the original ‘Game Changer’ compensator,” said TANDEMKROSS Product Development Director Jake Wyman. “Our customers asked for a compensator that was steel and easier to clean and we’ve given them what they asked for with the creation of the ‘Game Changer PRO’.”  
The “Game Changer PRO” is available in raw stainless steel or a proprietary easy-clean coating black finish. The easy-clean coating makes compensator maintenance simple, while the raw steel compensator allows the user to use tougher solvents and cleaners without damaging the compensator.
The “Game Changer PRO” is easy to install and fits any standard ½ x 28 threaded barrels.
Click here to learn more about the “Game Changer PRO” Steel Compensator.

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Lyman® Products New Brass Smith Victory™ Press, the Workhorse for the Reloading Bench

Visit Lyman® Products, booth # 12724 at the 2018 SHOT Show.

Super sturdy, the Victory™ Press features a newly designed straight line primer feed.

Middletown, Conn. (January 2018) – Lyman® Products introduces the must-have new Brass Smith Victory™ Press, the foundational press for every reloader’s bench. Built on a heavy duty cast iron “O” frame with an added 1-inch diameter ram and compound linkage, the Victory Press is one of the most rugged and rigid available on the market.

Unlike many competitive presses, the Victory Press features a newly designed straight line primer feed that is totally reliable and very simple to use.  By simply pushing the priming arm forward at the bottom of the ram travel to position it beneath the shell holder, the user will experience a tight, precise and smooth operation. As an added safety feature, the primer feed comes with a heavy steel shield that surrounds the primer tubes. A large 5-inch frame opening makes even the largest magnum calibers easy to load. The easy to grip ball handle can be positioned for either right or left hand use. Finished with a durable powder coat finish, the Lyman New Brass Smith Single Stage Press is the ideal press for beginners to the more seasoned reloader.

“It has been a while since Lyman Products introduced new presses, for the very simple reason that our presses are built to be so durable that they actually end up being handed down in families,” Trevor Mullen, VP of Global Marketing and Business Development for Lyman Products, said. “But for 2018, we decided we needed to add certain features that make these new presses even better than their former models. Our new presses, like the Victory Press, will give the casual or serious reloader years and years of operational satisfaction, with built in safety confidence and a wide range of potential calibers to produce.”

Lyman Brass Smith Victory Press Specifications:

  • Heavy duty cast iron “O” frame
  • Designed for use with any standard 7/8″ x 14 thread dies
  • Accepts standard shell holders
  • 1″ diameter ram
  • Comes with straight line primer feed with large and small primer tubes
  • Added safety with heavy steel shield surrounding primer tubes on primer feed
  • Ambidextrous operation
  • Durable powder coat finish
  • Weight 18.1 pounds
  • Proudly made in the USA at Lyman Products
  • MSRP: $199.95

Visit Lyman at www.lymanproducts.com.

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SIG SAUER INTRODUCES THE P365 MICRO-COMPACT

VISIT THE P365 ON SIGSAUER.COM

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Federal Premium Launches All-New Syntech Action Pistol Ammunition, Partners with USPSA

ANOKA, Minnesota – January 8, 2018 – Federal Premium’s all-new Syntech Action Pistol ammunition helps competitive action sports shooters stay on top of their game. The clean-burning, hard-hitting and extremely accurate ammunition offers a variety of benefits that make it a perfect choice for fast-paced, high-volume competition shooting. Federal Premium will launch Syntech Action Pistol at the 2018 SHOT Show (Booth No. 14551) January 23-26 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Syntech Action Pistol utilizes all the same technology as the standard Syntech ammunition but is tailored specifically to the competitive pistol application,” said John Swenson, Federal Premium handgun ammunition design engineer. “During extended matches, the reduced fouling and cooler gun temperatures allow competitors to keep their focus on their performance and the match rather than equipment maintenance.”
The new bullets and loads are also designed to produce the least possible felt recoil while meeting power factor requirements and cycling reliably. “Reduced recoil in time-sensitive events means less muzzle rise and less time required for follow-up shots,” Swenson said. “That means more consistent hits and lower stage-completion times.”
Syntech Action Pistol builds off the success of original Syntech technology, which replaces standard copper jacketing with an exclusive polymer-encapsulated bullet. Syntech’s Total Synthetic Jacket (TSJ) prevents metal-on-metal contact between bullet and barrel, eliminating copper and lead fouling while reducing damaging heat and friction, thereby reducing cleaning chores and extending barrel life.
“Syntech Action Pistol offers even better performance for competitive handgunners,” said Swenson. “It features the same TSJ but is loaded to competition power-factor requirements. Its heavy, flatter-nose bullets provide more reliable knock-downs on steel targets in competition and drastically reduce splash-back.”
The nose design also helps competitors shooting paper targets. “The flatter nose provides a larger-diameter perforation, making scoring clearer for hits that are near the edge of scoring zones rather than having to rely on the grease ring,” Swenson explained.
In addition, Syntech Action Pistol uses clean-burning powders that minimize barrel residue, and its Catalyst lead-free primer provides consistent, reliable ignition.
Federal Premium offers Syntech Action Pistol in 9mm Luger, 40 S&W and 45 Auto. Designers configured the loads to meet the accuracy, reliability and power factor requirements of shooters who compete in the International Practice Shooting Confederation (IPSC) and United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA).
“Until the creation of Syntech Action Pistol, reloading was the preferred way to meet these needs,” said Swenson. “With our factory-loaded ammunition, shooters have a simple, convenient and better solution.”
Federal Premium recently signed on as sponsor of the USPSA, and Syntech Action Pistol is the official sponsored ammo of the organization, with their logo on the box.
“We’re proud to be the first major ammunition manufacturer to enter this exciting arena,” said Justin Johnson, Federal Premium product line manager. “USPSA shooters demand very specific things from their ammunition. It needs to be accurate, consistent, reliable, and meet power-factor requirements. Until our launch of Syntech Action Pistol, reloading was the preferred way to achieve all of the above. With our factory-loaded ammunition, shooters have a simple, convenient and better solution.”
Federal Premium is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Federal Premium, go to
www.federalpremium.com.

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180 Second Ideas Names Jericho® as Pistol of 2017

YouTuber Johnny at 180 Second Ideas rates his faves and least faves of the past year with the IWI Jericho® 941 F9 named Gun of the Year.

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My FAVORITES & BEST Gear and Gun of 2017

Harrisburg, Pa. (January 2018)IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., is pleased to share that the Jericho® 941 F9 full sized steel frame pistol took YouTube channel180 Second Ideas’ prize for Gun of the Year 2017. Host Johnny touted the Jericho’s out-of-the box performance in spite of its heft.

“It’s too heavy to carry, too big to conceal, and I can’t get enough of it! The Jericho 941 F is my firearm of the year, with clean lines, nail-driving accuracy, and the crispest trigger in my arsenal.  Holy smokes what a gun,” Johnny Bragg, 180 Second Ideas YouTuber said.

“The Jericho pistol has been in the US for over 25-years and it is still winning converts,” Casey Flack, CEO of IWI US said. “The design in based on the CZ-75 short recoil system and the frame mounted safety that enables a cocked and locked carry with single action use or a hammer down, double-action function, demonstrate that quality design and construction go hand-in-hand, making the Jericho one of the world’s long-standing, popular pistol for sport shooters.”

The Jericho 941 F9 is available in 9mm on a full size and mid-size steel frame and a .45 mid-size steel frame. Barrels are made of Mil-Spec CrMoV steel and cold hammer forged. An integral Picatinny style rail allows for the mounting of lights or lasers with adjustable sights. Available at a starting MSRP of $655.00, the Jericho 941 F9 is also available in a polymer version.

To learn more about IWI US, please visit www.iwi.us.

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VIRIDIAN® TESTIFIES AT PUBLIC HEARINGS AS WEAPON-MOUNTED CAMERA (WMC) PILOT PROGRAMS BEGIN

bf720bdf-8472-45b5-8417-ef7535b1d266MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – January 8, 2018 –FACT Duty™ Weapon-Mounted Cameras (WMCs™) are now in the hands of local, state and international agencies as the first round of pilot programs is underway. In support of these programs, Viridian Weapon Technologies recently testified at two public hearings regarding the implementation of WMCs.
Viridian has created an entirely new category for handguns and law enforcement with the introduction of the FACT™ camera. The highly advanced WMC employs a 1080p full-HD digital camera with a microphone and 500 lumen tactical light. Designed exclusively to answer the needs of duty officers, the FACT camera provides an unobstructed view between the gun’s muzzle and subject, overcoming an inherent limitation with body camera products.
“We are pleased with our progress on the project and early results with law enforcement,” said Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “Our pilot program has been adopted by several agencies across the nation and internationally—and many more have signed up to kick off in the near future. Getting FACT Duty into the hands of officers and allowing departments large and small to test WMCs themselves is a huge step. We now have the validation and real-time feedback that our products perform and meet the evolving needs of today’s law enforcement personnel.”
Viridian has sent units to multiples states, and those products are currently being used as part of specifically-designed pilot programs and testing and evaluation processes. States and municipalities have widely varying guidelines, requirements and procedures for implementing WMCs, including requirements for device-use policies and public comment and hearings prior to adopting the equipment. Recently, Viridian was compelled to testify at two public hearings for agencies in its home state of Minnesota. General Counsel, Matthew Plowman, represented the company and presented data and information to help facilitate getting these products in the hands of officers.
“The need for Weapon-Mounted Cameras in law enforcement is real,” said Plowman. “Our chance to testify at two recent public hearings has helped us convey this message. In a number of recent high-profile officer involved shootings, there have been multiple views of incidents from body or dash cams—and even cell phones. However, often times, the critical moments of the confrontation are not clearly captured.
“FACT Duty WMCs are tools to provide additional objective evidence both for potential legal proceedings and for police communication to the general public to help reduce the uncertainty in officer-involved shootings that fuels so much conflict.”
Viridian’s proprietary INSTANT-ON® technology automatically activates the camera and microphone whenever the officer draws the firearm from its holster. Not only does this eliminate risk of failure to manually turn on the camera during a critical event, but it also keeps the officer from fumbling with cumbersome equipment. All three FACT models—including the
FACT DUTY,FACT COMPACT and FACT MICRO—come fully equipped with Viridian’s patented INSTANT-ON® technology.
Law enforcement agencies interested in signing up for pilot programs or learning more about this product can contact
sales@ViridianWeaponTech.com. Information on FACT cameras and the entire line of Viridian products can be found at www.ViridianWeaponTech.com.

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Sightmark To Make Its Mark At SHOT Show 2018

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – If your new year plans include SHOT Show 2018, be sure to visit Sightmark inBooth # 11924. As Sightmark enters into its 11th year, the brand continues to focus on new product launches and improved quality.

This year, Sightmark is set to turn attendees’ heads with a dynamic range of new products including Ultra Shot RAM Series Reflex sights featuring an industry-first, patent-pending, integrated sunshade; Photon RT digital night vision riflescopes complete with built-in video and WiFi; LoPro laser/light combos; precision optics designed to help shooters achieve their close- to long-range goals and more.

While you’re at the booth, take time to visit with world-class marksman and fan favorite, Chris Reed, winner of History Channel’s Top Shot, Season 2. Reed also participated in season four, as well as Top Shot All-Stars. Reed’s winning season also recently re-aired on Outdoor Channel. Reed will be available in the Sightmark booth for autographs, photos… or just to talk shooting with attendees from 9 – 11 a.m. and 2 – 4 p.m., Tuesday – Friday. Sightmark’s popular shooting lane will be open so you can enjoy a little trigger time on the SHOT Show floor.

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Fix It Sticks AR15 Maintenance Kit

 

 

NEW FIX IT STICKS AR15 Maintenance Kit

Available with Hard or Soft Carrying Case

Comes with two Fix It Sticks, Twelve 1/4″ Bits, Carrier Bolt Group Scraper, Bronze Scraper, Castle Nut Wrench, Metal Pin Punch, Plastic Pin Punch, Cleaning Brush, Metal Pick, Set of Brass Cleaning Rods and Bit Adapters (accept any standard 8-32 threaded attachments), Hard or Soft Carrying Case.

See it at Shot Show in Rifles Only’s Booth (#20536)

Call 872-802-3110 or emailinfo@fixitsticks.com

Click Here For Our 2018 Catalog

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Federal Premium Enhances Self-Defense Firepower With New Hydra-Shok Deep

 

ANOKA, Minnesota – January 5, 2018 – Federal Premium built on the legendary performance of its time-tested Hydra-Shok platform to create new Hydra-Shok Deep. The hard-hitting new round delivers improved penetration and superior reliability to provide handgun owners with a powerful new option for personal defense. Federal Premium will launch Hydra-Shok Deep at the 2018 SHOT Show (Booth 14551) January 23-26 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Hydra-Shok Deep offers consumers a round that results in consistent, reliable performance through typical defensive barriers and penetrates to the depth deemed optimum by the leading law-enforcement agency in the United States,” said Larry Head, director and chief engineer of handgun ammunition.
Original Hydra-Shok has been a self-defense staple since its creation in 1989 in response to the FBI’s request for a projectile with better terminal ballistics than traditional cup-and-core bullets. The Hydra-Shok bullet’s notched jacket, non-bonded lead core and unique center-post hollow-point design produced better penetration and more consistent threat-stopping expansion than other bullets at the time.
“FBI performance requirements and protocol testing have evolved over time,” said Head. “One of the most notable changes has been the desire for deeper-penetrating rounds and more consistency in penetration depths though all intermediate barriers.”
New Hydra-Shok Deep was built to meet these modern standards. Its bullet features a core design that provides up to 50 percent deeper penetration than original Hydra-Shok and similar loads from competitors, and the center post has been improved so it’s more robust, which provides better integrity and performance through barriers. Testing shows that Hydra-Shok Deep penetrates 15 inches in bare ballistics gelatin, which is the optimal depth, according to FBI standards.
Hydra-Shok Deep not only outscores the competition in testing, its remarkable improvements in expansion, penetration and integrity through defensive barriers boost real-world performance as well. “Hydra-Shok Deep reliably stops threats by controlling bullet expansion to cause significant tissue damage and penetrating deep enough to reach vital organs,” said Head.
Hydra-Shok Deep also uses surefire Federal primer and premium propellants to ensure optimum performance of both bullet and firearm. The propellants also contain flash suppressants to reduce muzzle flash and minimize temporary blindness in low-light shooting situations.
Hydra-Shok Deep will initially be offered in a 135-grain 9mm Luger, with other loads coming soon.
Federal Premium is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Federal Premium, go to
www.federalpremium.com.


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American Suppressor Association Recaps 2017 and Looks to 2018

2017: Year In Review

We can’t look ahead to the future without first taking a look back. We began 2017 with high hopes following the inauguration of our 45th President of the United States. As the leading organization representing suppressor enthusiasts and the suppressor industry, we worked hard throughout 2017 to promote the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) as both a standalone bill and as part of the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act (SHARE). Although it has not yet reached President Trump’s desk, the HPA gained more cosponsors and advanced further than ever before. As of December 31, the HPA has 164 cosponsors in the House and 18 cosponsors in the Senate. The HPA was consistently in the list of Top 10 most viewed bills at Congress.gov week after week, and was listed as the #8 most viewed bill in 2017.
In 2017, we also worked on state level advocacy to legalize suppressors in the eight states remaining that do not allow for private ownership. We helped introduce bills in every state, with the exception of New Jersey, to legalize suppressor ownership and hunting.

Agenda for 2018

The ASA will maintain our focus in 2018 on both State lobbying through our “No State Left Behind” campaign, as well as pushing for NFA reforms aimed at reducing transfer times, modernizing NFA  workflow and further streamlining the application process.
While the ultimate goal remains to remove suppressors from the NFA through passage of the Hearing Protection Act, we are also seeking solutions that provide relief from unacceptably long transfer times for consumers. These long transfer times continue to stifle the growth and innovation of the suppressor industry.
We’d like to thank our members and sponsors for their continued support. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to continue our work. If you are not yet a member of the ASA we hope that 2018 will be the year that you choose to
join the fight.

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CRIMSON TRACE HAS A FREE 2018 CATALOG FOR YOU

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OTHER EXAMPLE OF PHISHING EMAILS

 

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Take a look at the body of this e-mail message advising the target that their e-mail account will be deactivated. There are several things to note here. First, the individual is working a list of known good e-mail accounts. Second, take a look at how the perpetrator spells “De-activation.” They also include a footer to the message indicating not to respond to this e-mail. The objective here is to get the unsuspecting target to click on the hyperlink.

The image below reveals that the message comes from a callmeamanda321. This is a bogus email account which is the reason they attempt to steer you from responding to their email via a reply. A common practice used in legitimate transactions; for example, advising you that your purchase has shipped or other informational messages. The callmeamanda321 is bogus (.i.e. non- existent account)  or mapped to another email account.

These types of phishing attacks are relatively successful because of the topic, composition and the fact that they have your actual e-mail address, and reference it in the body of the message text.

The majority of cyber attacks on government and enterprise IT resources come from these types of e-mail attacks, and the inability of the individual to assess the validity of the message content. 

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Ukraine’s Ukroboronrpom Delivered 7.62×39 WAC-47 for Field Testing

The new assault rifle is scheduled to become the new standard issued rifle design to meet NATO standards. The WAC-47 is a step forward by the Ukrainian Defense Industry to meet Euro-Atlantic structures. Development of the WAC-47 platform is a joint effort between Ukroboronrpom  and  California based Aeroscraft.

The new WAC-47 supports a number of calibers: 5.45×39, 7.62×39 and 5.56×45 NATO, as well as the 458 SOCOM and 6.8 SPC II. Ukroboronrpom  has produced and deliver a small quantity of the WAC-47 in 7.62×39 for testing by the Ukrainian military, law enforcement and other agencies.

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SILENCERCO Osprey Micro + Ruger Combo

 

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An all-in-one package at an unbeatable price. This Osprey Micro + Ruger combo suits all shooters, from novice to expert. The Ruger MK IV Tactical features a simple one-button takedown, an adjustable rear sight, and a drilled and tapped receiver for Weaver or Picatinny rail. The Osprey Micro, like the Osprey, features a flat sight plane for easy target acquisition. Modular, durable, and usable with a variety of rimfire calibers, the Osprey Micro is compatible with more rimfire hosts than just the included Ruger.

With this promotional offer, we’re able to crush the combined MSRP of over $1,100. Interested? Click the image above, and shoot suppressed for only $525 (price includes shipping).

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EXTREMA RATIO INTRODUCES THE MAMBA FIXED BLADE KNIFE IN WOLF GREY COLOR

 

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Extrema Ratio is proud to present the MAMBA in the new WOLF GREY color, a very light multipurpose fixed knife with a special innovative kydex sheath which can be easily fixed inside the loops of the M.O.L.L.E. system. The sheath has got a special system projected for fast blade release.

Available versions:

  • MAMBA Black
  • MAMBA Desert
  • MAMBA HCS
  • MAMBA Ranger Green
  • MAMBA Wolf Grey
  • M.S.R.P. 148.06()

Available in the best shops and on www.extremaratio.com

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FBI Contract Awarded to Winchester

EAST ALTON, Ill., January 4, 2018–  The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has completed an extensive evaluation process and Winchester has been chosen as its primary source for .40 S&W pistol ammunition. This includes a bonded jacketed hollow point (JHP) service cartridge as well as full metal jacket (FMJ) and frangible training loads. Winchester has been supplying the FBI with service and training ammunition for many years and is honored to be awarded the most recent contract and continue to support our nation’s premier law enforcement agency.
The 180 gr. bonded jacketed hollow point (JHP) cartridge selected by the FBI is designed with patented technology that utilizes a reverse-jacketed, bonded bullet that can penetrate a wide variety of intermediate barriers while maintaining very consistent target penetration and reliable expansion. The nickel-plated cartridge prevents corrosion and ensures smooth feeding and extraction. Flash suppressed powder is used in this cartridge to maintain an agent’s night vision and meet the FBI’s stringent darkened range evaluation.
“The FBI uses one of the most rigorous ammunition tests ever developed and we are very proud that Winchester has been identified as having the best product performance.” said Matt Campbell, vice president of marketing and sales for Winchester.

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Crimson Trace Continues Laser Sights for GLOCKs

Crimson Trace Laserguard LG-443 on Glock 42 pistol

(Wilsonville, OR)—The Crimson Trace® Laserguard® LG-443 series of laser sights for the GLOCK® Model 42 and 43 pistols can now reach customers through two channels—pre-installed onto a pistol by GLOCK in the factory, or available as an add-on accessory from Crimson Trace through more than 2,500 outlets across America. GLOCK recently announced that the company’s Model 42 and 43 pistols were being offered with Crimson Trace Laserguard laser sights pre-installed—a first for the Austria-based manufacturer.

“GLOCK is excited to partner with Crimson Trace to offer select GLOCK pistols with a factory installed laser sight,” said Bob Radecki, GLOCK National Sales Manager. “We have combined the trusted GLOCK 42 and GLOCK 43 compact slimline pistols with the award winning Crimson Trace Laserguard ® LG-443 to provide the ultimate concealed carry package which also includes the Desantis Nemesis pocket holster.”

Crimson Trace Laserguard LG-443 on Glock43Those same Crimson Trace Laserguard laser sights are also available with either a red (LG-443) or green (LG-443G) laser diode from Crimson Trace at www.crimsontrace.com. The Laserguard LG-443 (red) and LG-443G (green) laser sights feature: Crimson Trace’s Instinctive Activation™ firearm laser activation technology located under the trigger guard, a master on/off switch on the green model, and easy-to-use elevation and windage adjustments. An adjustment wrench and the batteries for operation are included free in each package. These innovative products are also covered under Crimson Trace’s popular Free Batteries for Life program.

In addition to the Laserguard laser sight products, Crimson Trace also offers special packages that include the Laserguard LG-443 and a form-fitted Blade-TechTM holster. The Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for a Laserguard LG-443 red laser sight is $229. More details on the nearly three dozen laser sights and tactical lights that fit numerous GLOCK pistols can be found at www.crimsontrace.com.

Crimson Trace offers more than 280 products at 2,500+ dealers across America. The company’s products can be easily installed without requiring modification of the firearm —or special gunsmith skills. Many other firearms manufacturers also offer pistols with Crimson Trace laser sights pre-installed. For more information on Crimson Trace products, dealer locations, and to obtain a free copy of the company’s 2018 catalog, visit www.crimsontrace.com or call 800-442-2406.

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New Warrior Holster

Comp-Tac Victory Gear, LLC, Houston, TX, January 2018–Announces their new gun fighter holster available on January 10, 2018. 

Guns and ammunition are sexy items but ya gotta somehow carry them to be efficient. The new lightweight Comp-Tac Warrior holster and ammunition pouch mean business whether for competition or combat.

Holster:

The Warrior is an all new low profile (overall thickness and width) outside the waistband holster that is also fully adjustment all the way to 140 degrees for forward cant or cross draw purposes (especially efficient for wear and quick access in a vehicle).

Retention pressure is easily adjusted in seconds with the use of Phillips head screws. The all Kydex construction provides strength, protection and of course quick draws and easy no look re-holstering. The open ended Warrior will also allow use of optics, threaded barrels and suppressor sights. MSRP $75.00

Ammunition pouch:

Designed for very quick use the low profile, slim, narrow all Kydex single point retention adjustable open or conceal carry Warrior magazine pouch is a companion piece for the holster.

Ambidextrous design allows the wearer to have bullets facing forward or backward to suit their needs. Adjustable ride height allows the wearer to place this pouch where they want for reload speed and concealment. MSRP $55.00

Comp-Tac Victory Gear

www.comp-tac.com

sales@comp-tac.com

Please be sure to visit Comp-Tac’s display at the 2018 SHOT Show Booth 11162 (main floor) and visit with their World Championship shooters and tech experts and see the design difference between a holster and a “real” holster.

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Mission First Tactical ENGAGE AR15/M16 PISTOL GRIP

Increase operator comfort and weapon performance while gaining more control during reloading and firing with this new grip.

Horsham, Pa. (January 2018)Mission First Tactical, LLC (MFT™), a leader in USA-made rifle/carbine accessories, is proud to release its latest product, the ENGAGE™ AR15/M16 PISTOL GRIP (EPG27). Current handgun pistol grips were carefully considered and reviewed to create a modern, full-sized AR pistol grip that offers positive support and control for one handed operations. The finger swell and grove back straps provide a positive grip surface with wet or gloved hands.

The new pistol grip increases operator comfort and performance while allowing the operator to gain more control during reloading and firing. The tab covers the receiver gaps that can cause discomfort during sustained usage and can be easily removed if desired. Designed for M16/M4/AR15/HK4s, the ENGAGE Pistol Grip is a full-size pistol grip that is optimal for one handed operation. It is available in black, grey, scorched dark earth and foliage green.

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EPG27 Specifications:

  • Weight: 2.4 oz.
  • Height: 5.007″
  • Width: 1.22″
  • Length: 3.026″
  • MSRP: $19.99 – $24.99

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

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Visit Shellback Tactical at Shot Show 2018 23Jan–26Jan

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Air Venturi to Release World’s First Frangible BB Ammo

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CLEVELAND, OHIO (January 4, 2018)  Air Venturi, the leading manufacturer and importer of airgun, airsoft, and ammunition brands, is proud to announce the release of the revolutionary Dust Devil BBs, the world’s first frangible .177 caliber BB.  Dust Devils are 10% faster than traditional steel BBs and shatter on impact with hardened targets for reducing ricochets and providing an overall safer shooting experience.

“Made right here in the USA, this new patent pending ammo is designed for dynamic shooting sessions where shooters don’t have to worry about ricochet,” says Paul Milkovich, Air Venturi’s Director of Business Development. “While frangible ammo has been popular with firearm shooters for decades, Air Venturi is the first company to produce a BB that leaves ricochets in the dust.  Dust Devils are BBs perfected and we’re sure backyard plinkers and indoor shooters will take notice.”

Dust Devil BBs disintegrate into tiny fragments that safely crumble and fall, instead of sending rounds bouncing back at the shooter. Its proprietary blend of special alloys create a round that shoots 10% faster and is completely lead-free. Adding to Air Venturi’s wide assortment of air guns, airsoft guns and ammunition, Dust Devil BBs will be available beginning in March 2018.

For additional information on the new Air Venturi frangible ammo, contact Air Venturi Marketing Manager, Kristen Coss by email: kristen.coss@airventuri.com, or phone: 216-292-2570 ext. 253.

For up-to-date news and information from Air Venturi, sign up for email updates by emailing dealers@airventuri.com and letting them know you would like to receive exclusive, members only information.

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News from Arsenal Inc.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – For the last 7 days, we have been receiving a barrage of inquiries from our customers, partners, and industry in general regarding the name Arsenal and our brand. To answer all interested parties, we would like to simply say that Arsenal, Inc. is NOT rebranding.
Rather, we at Arsenal, Inc. are dedicated to bringing to the American market the quality firearms and products that you have come to expect throughout the years. Arsenal, Inc. is excited for 2018, as it continues being a leader in bringing new and innovative products to our customers, which have for many years associated quality and reliability with the Arsenal brand.
Likewise, we welcome the changes being made at Archon Firearms and are looking forward to seeing the new products they bring to the marketplace.
If you would like to keep current on what is new at Arsenal, Inc., please sign up to receive our newsletters and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Please also make sure to visit us at Booth # 11217 at the SHOT Show 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

ABOUT ARSENAL, INC.
Arsenal, Inc. is the exclusive licensed US manufacturer of the finest, most authentic firearms for Military, Law Enforcement, Sportsmen, Competition Shooters, Hunters, Collectors, as well as TV & film industry. Arsenal, Inc. uses the latest technology and materials in conjunction with the legendary standards of Arsenal of Bulgaria.
All models made in the US and in Bulgaria are shoulder-fired, gas-operated, magazine-fed rifles and pistols built on forged then milled receivers and implement CNC technology. Arsenal, Inc. also produces a line of rifles and pistols incorporating stamped receivers that offer an economically priced alternative to the traditional forged and milled construction. A wide variety of models are available in calibers 7.62x39mm, 5.56x45mm, and 5.45×39.5mm.
Arsenal, Inc. is online at
www.arsenalinc.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/arsenalinc, and now on Twitter athttp://twitter.com/Arsenal_Inc. Phone Arsenal, Inc. at (702) 643-2703 or by email at customerservice@arsenalinc.com

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Harry Collins Lt. (SS) USNR Joins Twobirds Flying Publications as Staff Writer

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clip_image006We are pleased to announce that Lt. Collins has joined our team as a staff writer. Lt. Collins served in Southeast Asia then joined the Submarine Force serving aboard the USS Ray SSN-653 as well as other Commands. I had the honor to serve with Harry; he is one hell of a warrior not to mention a “chick magnet.”

clip_image004While in Southeast Asia, Harry conducted operations that included infiltrations and exfiltrations, along with patrols  to intercept waterborne enemy movement of supplies and personnel. 

“…We spent most of 1968 in I Corp running the Cua Viet River to Dong Ha on the DMZ, the Perfume River to Hue, and in and out of Da Nang for three Counteroffensives of Tet. The latter part of 1968 we were in III Corp on the Mekong Delta. I volunteered for submarine duty while in Saigon…”

Harry left the Navy after 11 years of service then sailed with the Merchant Marine as an Able Seaman. In Harry’s own words:

“… I left the Navy after a little with over 11 years of service in 1978. I sailed in the Merchant Marine as an Able Seaman aboard tankers, freighters, and container ships. When I had enough sea time I sat for my Deck Officers License. Within 17 days of obtaining my License for steam or motor vessels of any gross tons upon oceans I had a berth as Third Mate. I applied for a Navy Reserve Commission and became a 1625 Officer. I called the Chief Torpedoman off the Ray and told him they had made me an Ensign. He said, “Don’t worry. I won’t tell anyone…”

In addition to distinguished military service, Harry is a proud Kentuckian, devout husband, father, proud grandpa and a real outdoorsman.

“…I grew up on thoroughbred horse farms. We had other livestock as well. Pigs, chickens, sheep, and cattle were a part of the daily routine. Under my father’s supervision I was shooting groundhogs with a 220 Swift at age 8. We shot dove, quail, and ducks too. There was no season for deer state wide simply because their population was so small.. Only on military reservations did they have a season. I rode horses everywhere and fox hunted. After I was too old for pony club we started playing polo. In high school I played football and pole vaulted…”

An avid Second Amendment supporter, Harry is an accomplished five stand shooter and his firearms of choice are:

Pistols

·         Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 Magnum

·         1911 .45 ACP

·         S&W J Frame .22

Rifles

·         Ruger M77 RSI 30-06

·         Ruger M77 RSI 6.5X55

·         Ruger African .275 Rigby

·         Ruger M77/22

Shotgun

·         Parker 10, 12, 16, 20

In the SUV:

·         AR Pistol 7 1/2″ Barrel 5.56X45 plus .22 conversion

·         KSG (Kel-Tec Shotgun)

·         Sig 229 9mm plus .22 conversion

Around the house:

·         AR Carbine 16″ Barrel 5.56X45

·         MK1919 Shotgun

·         Mossberg 590 Military Shotgun

·         Mauser Carbine “Scout” 7.62X51

·         Various 1911’s

Other Interests:

Bourbon:

·         Anything from Buffalo Trace Distillery

Beer:

·         Guinness Stout

 

You can reach Harry via Contact Us.

 

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GLOCKs Compact Slide and Full Size Frame Join Forces (OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE)

 

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SMYRNA, GA. – Jan 2, 2018 GLOCK, Inc., today introduces their first ever “Crossover” pistol, the GLOCK 19X, which combines the best features of two of its most popular and most trusted field-tested platforms. The full-size GLOCK 17 frame and the compact GLOCK 19 slide have joined forces for the ideal pistol for all conditions and all situations.

“The G19X was developed for the military and is a practical everyday pistol that will do what you need it to do, when you need it to; every time, in every condition,” said GLOCK VP Josh Dorsey.  “Using GLOCKs combat proven experience with consideration to efficiency, dependability and durability, and through rigorous testing, the G19X stands out above the competition and has the ability to function in harsh climates and all conditions with increased accuracy and ultimate reliability.  Our goal was to meet the demanding needs of the military while maintaining our standard of perfection,” said Dorsey.  “With proven testing results and fewer parts than our competitors’ pistols, the G19X has maximum efficiency, reliability and is easy to maintain.”

G19X_Case 01Confidence now comes in a different color with the first-ever factory colored slide. The GLOCK 19X’s improved nPVD slide coating prevents corrosion, resists chemicals, and stands up against the elements. The pistol comes in coyote color and includes a standard 17-round magazine and two 17+2-round magazines along with a coyote-colored pistol case.

 

Among the additional design features of the G19X are the GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) which delivers increased accuracy with enhanced polygonal rifling and an improved barrel crown, no finger grooves, ambidextrous slide stop levers for better versatility, and a lanyard loop.

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The aggregate effect of all the G19X design enhancements gives any user the confidence to succeed and survive in all situations. A perfect “Crossover to Confidence”.

The G19X will be available on dealer shelves beginning January, 22nd, 2018 at select dealers.

For more information about crossing over to confidence with the GLOCK 19X, visit 19X.GLOCK.US.

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Savage Unveils Updated Model 110 Series Rifles Featuring Form-Fitting AccuFit System

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – January 3, 2018 – Savage firearms is pleased to unveil a refreshed version of its legendary Model 110 series rifles that takes fit, form and function to new heights. The updated Model 110 lineup features a fresh look and the all-new user-adjustable AccuFit system. Savage will launch the new lineup at the 2018 SHOT Show January 23-26 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Model 110 series’ extreme makeover began as a cosmetic facelift focused on style and aesthetics, but soon grew into a quest to produce a platform that would allow hunters and other shooters to perfectly customize fit for ultimate accuracy, without a trip to a gunsmith. The result was the development of the revolutionary AccuFit system.
AccuFit features adjustable components that allow users to custom-fit both comb height and length of pull. The only tool needed is a Phillips-head screwdriver.
“AccuFit makes it easy for shooters to achieve a fit that allows them to shoulder the gun and align their eye with the optics in a consistent manner, without having to move their head around to compensate for being the wrong height or distance from the scope,” said Beth Shimanski, Savage senior marketing manager. “The resulting combination of a solid cheek-to-stock connection, proper eye relief and comfortable, personalized fit add up to better shooting form and improved accuracy.”
Comb height is controlled by five riser settings, adjustable in 1/8-inch increments. “Simply select the riser that creates cheek-to-stock contact and aligns your line of sight parallel to the barrel or scope,” Shimanski explained. Length of pull is likewise fully adaptable to the shooter’s stature by using the four inserts included with the rifle.
“AccuFit is usually a set-and-forget system, but its versatility allows you to tailor length of pull and comb height as needed, such as when changing optics or donning bulky clothing for cold-weather hunting,” said Shimanski. “AccuFit also accommodates physical changes, making it the perfect youth gun that will grow with the shooter throughout a lifetime of use.”
Shimanski noted that AccuFit’s adaptability also increases the rifle’s resale value, because it can easily be customized to fit the new owner. Likewise, the gun can be adjusted as needed if the gun is handed down to a family member.
In addition to AccuFit, all Model 110s also offer Savage’s patented user-adjustable AccuTrigger, which offers a light, crisp trigger pull with no creep and prevents the firearm from discharging if jarred or dropped. An AccuStock chassis is also standard. The rigid rail system, firmly embedded in the stock through the fore-end of the rifle, engages the action along its entire length, instead of simply at one or two points, yielding increased rigidity for better accuracy.
Each new Model 110 also sports new cosmetics and enhanced ergonomics, including improved pistol grip and fore-end shaping, plus soft-touch gripping surfaces. Other Savage hallmarks include zero-tolerance headspace control, achieved by carefully threading each barrel into place with its action and bolt, plus free-floating, button-rifled barrels and floating bolt heads.
Savage’s revamped Model 110 rifles are available in in a variety of finishes and feature packages within its Big Game Hunting and Specialty series, ensuring there’s a rifle for every kind of hunter and application.
Savage is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. To learn more about Savage, visit
www.savagearms.com.

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Meet Lucas Burnley – and Check out the New Kwaiken Automatic by Boker Plus!

 

64450d62-f6a2-4233-8bee-1066235facd3Boker, manufacturer of fine cutlery, will host Lucas Burnley at the Boker booth at SHOT Show 2018 in booth #13167, January 23-24.

The last few years have seen spectacular collaborations between Boker and custom knife maker Lucas Burnley – one of the most successful projects has been the enormously popular Kwaiken. Now a new player joins the team, ProTech Knives, to take the Kwaiken to a whole new level.

The brand new, American-made Kwaiken Automatic combines the slim and minimalistic Kwaiken design with the precise spring mechanism that only ProTech is able to deliver. The flawless action of the push-button makes opening the Kwaiken a breeze, and the ultra strong spring delivers an impressive kick when the 154CM blade locks open. The robust handle is CNC-milled aluminum and sports a pocket clip.

The series kicks off with two models, which will see limited release (250 pieces of each) in January 2018. One features a two-tone blade (model 06EX290, $219.00), and the other a stonewash finished blade and black handle (model 06EX291, $229.00).

Lucas Burnley himself will be at the Boker booth (13167) on January 23rd from 9:00am – 11:30am, and on January 24th from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. Be sure to stop by for more information on this exciting new series! 

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GRUNTS IN THE SKY: The A-10 In Afghanistan

A lot of guys lived to fight another day because of the work done by the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II in the Iraq and Afghanistan Theaters. The Warthog as it was called, is an amazing aircraft and so are its pilots. I think you’ll enjoy this documentary,very well  done.

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LUCID Optics Offering Multiple Size Mounts

 

(Wyoming) – LUCID Optics, manufacturer of the best value line of optics on the market, is proud to offer multiple size QD 30mm Mounts for 2018.
LUCID offers both standard QD 30mm mounts and PRO QD 30mm mounts. Both of these models are being offered in low, medium or high configurations. LUCID is also offering an optional 30mm PRO bubble level.
The LUCID Optics QD 30mm mounts are made for putting high power glass onto nearly any firearm with a picatinny rail available. The cantilever throws the scope out front, allowing for the proper eye relief. Precision machined from 6061 aluminum and finished matte black, they feature a simple and adjustable QD Lever attachment system to accommodate both in spec and out of spec rail systems. MSRP is $159.00.
The LUCID Optics PRO series QD 30mm mounts include the top ring with a sensitive Anti-CANT device designed to help eliminate inadvertent rifle tilt in precision marksmanship. These mounts are well thought out and a quality platform for the connection between your rifle and the optic. MSRP is $165.00.
The 30mm PRO bubble level is the perfect accessory for the LUCID Optics QD 30mm mounting system. The top ring with bubble level will help eliminate inadvertent rifle tilt in precision marksmanship. MSRP is $49.00.
To learn more and see the full lineup of LUCID Optics products, visit
www.lucidoptics.com.

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AeroVironment Announces Joint Venture and Solar High-Altitude Long-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft System Development Program

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MONROVIA, Calif., Jan. 3, 2018 AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, today announced the formation of a joint venture to develop solar-powered high-altitude long-endurance, or HALE, UAS for commercial operations.  This category of UAS is also referred to as high-altitude pseudo-satellites, or HAPS.  The joint venture will fund the development program up to a net maximum value of $65,011,481.

The joint venture, HAPSMobile, Inc., is a Japanese corporation that is 95 percent funded and owned by Japan-based telecommunications operator SoftBank Corp. and 5 percent funded and owned by AeroVironment, Inc.  AeroVironment is committed to contribute $5 million in capital for its 5 percent ownership of the joint venture, and has an option to increase its ownership stake in HAPSMobile up to 19 percent at the same cost basis as its initial 5 percent purchase.

“This is a historic moment for AeroVironment.  For many years, we have fully understood the incredible value high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft platforms could deliver to countless organizations and millions of people around the world through remote sensing and last mile, next generation IoT connectivity,” said Wahid Nawabi, AeroVironment chief executive officer.  “We were searching for the right strategic partner to pursue this very large global opportunity with us.  Now we believe we are extremely well-positioned to build on the decades of successful development we have performed to translate our solar UAS innovations into long-term value through HAPSMobile, Inc.  Our entire team is excited, and we look forward to transforming this strategic growth opportunity into reality.”

AeroVironment pioneered the concept of high-altitude solar-powered UAS in the 1980s, and developed and demonstrated multiple systems for NASA’s Environmental Research Aircraft and Sensor Technology, or ERAST program, in the late 1990s and early 2000s.  In August 2001, the AeroVironment Helios prototype reached an altitude of 96,863 feet, setting the world-record for sustained horizontal flight by a winged aircraft.  In 2002, the AeroVironment Pathfinder Plus prototype performed the world’s first UAS telecommunications demonstrations at 65,000 feet by providing high-definition television (HDTV) signals, third-generation (3G) mobile voice, video and data and high-speed internet connectivity.  Multiple United States government agencies funded the development of the hybrid-electric Global Observer unmanned aircraft system from 2007 through 2011.  Global Observer represents a solution for extended operation over high Northern and Southern latitudes during local winters, when the sun’s energy is insufficient to maintain continuous solar aircraft operation at high altitude.

SoftBank Corp. and AeroVironment, Inc. have agreed to license certain background intellectual properties to HAPSMobile, which will own the newly developed UAS intellectual property and possess exclusive rights for commercial applications globally, and non-commercial applications in Japan.  AeroVironment will possess exclusive rights to the resulting intellectual property for certain non-commercial applications, except in Japan.  AeroVironment will also possess exclusive rights to design and manufacture all such aircraft in the future for HAPSMobile, subject to the terms of the Joint Venture Agreement.

For additional information, please see AeroVironment’s Form 8-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 3, 2018.

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Meopta Introduces the MeoRed T Reflex Sight

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TAMPA, FL, January 2, 2018 – Meopta is pleased to introduce the MeoRed T reflex sight (1x30mm). The outstanding optical quality and unlimited eye relief of this red dot sight enable fast and accurate target acquisition when it matters most, regardless of eye position behind the sight.

The MeoRed T is an excellent primary sight on today’s MSR/AR platforms and features a 1.5 MOA illuminated red dot reticle with 12 intensity level settings for use in various light conditions. The tough housing of the MeoRed T is made of aircraft-grade aluminum for ultimate reliability.

“The MeoRed T is an excellent tactical sight for today’s MSR platforms when quick target acquisition is a must,” said Reinhard Seipp, general manager of Meopta USA. “This reflex sight is also compatible with night vision optics and magnifiers which makes it versatile for various situations in the field.”

Meopta’s proprietary MeoBright lens multi-coatings eliminate glare and reflections and deliver 99.7 percent light transmission per lens surface.

The hydrophobic MeoDrop lens coatings ensure the highest level of visual clarity in adverse weather conditions, easily repelling rain and snow in addition to skin oils and dirt. The MeoRed T is also waterproof, shockproof and fogproof.

MSRB: $999.99

Optional Accessories:

  • Yellow Filter
  • Anti-Reflection Filter
  • Anti-Laser Filter
  • Spacers
  • QR Base Mount
  • AR-15 Offset Mount

 

About Meopta:

Meopta USA LogoMeopta is an international company with a long rich tradition of developing, manufacturing and assembling world-class optical, optomechanical and optoelectronic products.

Meopta‘s state of the art design, engineering, manufacturing and assembly capabilities enable it to provide the highest quality products and services to the industrial, military and consumer markets.

We offer our customers complex solutions to meet their requirements.

We are a company with a broad global reach, Meopta operates state of the art facilities in both the United States and the Czech Republic. This unique presence allows Meopta to respond to the needs of its customers quickly and effectively.

Boasting one the best trained and most highly skilled workforces in the industry, Meopta develops and manufactures the most technologically advanced, high-performance products and sub-assemblies in the world.

From precision medical and scientific instruments to digital cinematic projectors, aerospace technologies, military weapon systems and consumer sports optics, Meopta’s unparalleled experience allows it to design, engineer and manufacture a diverse array of high-quality products across a broad spectrum of markets and industries, making it a global leader in the optical field.

The Meopta Group is a U.S. family-owned, multinational company with facilities in the United States and Europe. Founded in 1933 in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic), Meopta is a leading manufacturing partner to many of the world’s finest optical brands. Meopta conceives, develops and manufactures precision optical and electro/optical systems for semiconductor, medical, aerospace and military industries as well as for consumer markets.

For more information regarding Meopta, please visit www.meoptausa.com.

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Lyman Products New Brass Smith Ideal Press Covers Beginner and Experienced Reloaders

The compact Ideal™ press is a great starting press for beginners, as well as a companion press for experienced reloaders.

Middletown, Conn. (January 2018) – Lyman® Products proudly introduces the right-sized new Brass Smith Ideal™ press. Beginners using the C-Frame style press will appreciate its rugged frame of cast iron and all steel parts with a central handle position for easy ambidextrous use and a ball handle for a smooth, comfortable operation.

Experienced reloaders will love the compact size that requires minimal bench space and its compound linkage for optimum leverage including a 1″ diameter ram and a 3 7/8″ press opening which can handle all pistol calibers and rifle cartridges with a loaded length of up to 3.700″.  The Ideal press is the perfect auxiliary press for reloaders wanting to perform a separate operation from their main press.

All reloaders will find the compact size, rugged construction with a durable powder coat finish and ambidextrous design to be a welcome addition to their reloading applications. The Ideal press accepts all 7/8 x 14 thread dies and standard shell holders and weighs just 12.6 pounds.

“The new Brass Smith Ideal Press is a single-operation press that really gives a reloader plenty of options. Very affordable, it makes a great starting press for a novice reloader that allows them to reload a variety of pistol and rifle ammo. For the seasoned reloader, this C-Frame style press gives them the advantage of adding to their operation without having to reconfigure an existing press or take up lots of bench space with another big press,” Trevor Mullen, VP of Global Marketing and Business Development for Lyman Products, explained.

Lyman® Brass Smith Ideal Press Specifications:

  • Heavy duty cast iron frame and stainless parts
  • Handles all pistol calibers and rifle cartridges up to 3.700 in length
  • Compound linkage and 1″ diameter ram
  • Accepts all standard 7.8″ x 14″ dies and standard shell holders
  • Ambidextrous operation
  • Durable powder coat finish
  • Weight 12.6 pounds
  • Proudly made in the USA at Lyman Products
  • MSRP: $99.95

Visit Lyman® Products, booth # 12724 at the 2018 SHOT Show.

Visit Lyman at www.lymanproducts.com.

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Arsenal Set to Introduce the SAM7SFK SBR at the SHOT Show 2018 Booth #11217

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Arsenal, Inc. the exclusive licensed US manufacturer of the finest, most authentic firearms for Military, Law Enforcement, Sportsmen, Competition Shooters, Hunters, Collectors, as well as TV & film industry has announced a new addition to its successful line of Bulgarian-made SAM7SF Rifles, the 7.62×39 caliber SBR.

The SAM7SFK-72 – 7.62x39mm caliber SBR combines authentic, high-quality features rarely seen in the American market. Every component is engineered to provide decades of dependable service. The SAM7SFK-72 SBR is ideal for sport shooting, self-defense, and for home defense.


Arsenal’s Exclusive Milled And Forged Receiver
Each SAM7SFK-72 SBR receiver is milled from a hot-die hammer forged receiver blank by the Arsenal Co. of Bulgaria. Other milled-receivers are machined from bar stock, but Arsenal’s hot-die hammer forging produces stronger and finer-grained steel. Internal voids and cooling deformations are eliminated by the 5-ton hammer forging process.
Each forged receiver starts out as a blank and requires over 5.5 hours of milling before assembly. This forging and milling process is very complex and time-intensive, but with our meticulous attention to detail, we deliver a receiver of unequalled strength, precision, and durability.
Summary: SAM7SFK – Short Barrel Rifle, 7.62×39 caliber, milled receiver, short gas system, chrome lined hammer forged 8.5” barrel, front sight/gas block combination with 24×1.5mm right-hand muzzle threads, removable cone flash hider, right-side folding tubular buttstock, black polymer furniture, ribbed polymer handguards, stainless steel heat shield, ambidextrous safety, peep rear sight, and scope rail. Comes with one 30-round magazine, sling, oil bottle, and cleaning kit.

Learn about the Arsenal SLR-107R Series here: http://www.arsenalinc.com/usa/SAM7SFK-SBR.html

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GLOCK Expands the Fifth Generation Pistol Family

Image result for Glock LogoSMYRNA, GA. – Jan 2, 2018 GLOCK, Inc., announces today the addition of the GLOCK 26 and the GLOCK 34 Modular Optic System (MOS) to the Generation 5 pistol family, bringing the number of 9×19 caliber pistols in the Gen5 family to four.

The G26 Gen5 and G34 Gen5 MOS continue the evolution of perfection with over twenty design changes to distinguish them from their Gen4 predecessors.  Through rigorous testing and development, GLOCK has combined the historical reliability and trust in the brand with precisely-engineered design changes to meet the demand of consumers world-wide.

“The development of our Gen5 pistols was the result of the constant pursuit of perfection and a desire to meet the requests of the consumer market,” said GLOCK, Inc. VP Josh Dorsey.  “We have combined the standards of high-level performance and reliability with distinctive design enhancements to improve durability, accuracy, and performance.  The benefits enhance the shooter experience at the range and in high-stress situations where fractions of a second matter.”

Among the design enhancements are the GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) which delivers increased accuracy with enhanced polygonal rifling and an improved barrel crown, no finger grooves, ambidextrous slide stop levers for better versatility and control, and an nDLC finish, which is a tougher and more durable finish that is exclusive to the GLOCK manufacturing process.

The G26 Gen5 and the G34 Gen5 MOS will be available on dealer shelves beginning January 22nd, 2018.

For more information about the new generation of GLOCK pistols, contact GLOCK, Inc., or go to us.glock.com.

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SPRINGFIELD’S XD-E in .45 ACP NRA GUN OF THE WEEK

Like its 9mm sibling, the new .45 model sculpts XD-E “point and shoot®” ergonomics into a sleek 1-inch wide polymer frame to eliminate printing, with a 3.3” Melonite-treated barrel for ideal concealability.

The Low Effort Slide (L.E.S.) requires 27% less effort to manipulate compared to striker-fired handguns in the same class. Chambering a round has never been easier thanks to the patent-pending hammer design. The result is far fewer slipped pulls, and easier operation for possibly life-saving operation when it counts. Active grip texturing engages every part of the operator’s hand, with three different surface grains to provide secure control of the weapon and a uniquely comfortable fit.

For customers who are hesitant to carry a striker-fired pistol in their waistband or handbag, the XD-E offers an undeniable set of safety features that will give new shooters the confidence to carry concealed. The visible external hammer allows you to both see and feel gun mode for added safety and confidence, and the loaded chamber indicator provides the ability to both see and feel if a round is chambered. The double action trigger has a smooth, yet long and intentional trigger pull giving shooters a sense of comfort while carrying on the go, while the follow up shots from the single action trigger are light, crisp and accurate.

An ambidextrous thumb safety/decocker and magazine release is designed for both left and right-handed shooters in mind and various options for mode of carry. Active grip texturing engages every part of the operator’s hand, with three different surface grains to provide secure control of the weapon, and the confidence of a sure grip.

For easy sight acquisition, the XD-E .45 features high quality steel sights right out of the box. The fiber optic front sight paired with a low profile white-dot rear, provides a positive sight picture that’s easily picked up in low light conditions. The serrated rear surfaces help to reduce glare. The 3.3-inch barrel is hammer-forged with a precise 1:16 twist and Melonite treated to match the challenge of constant carry in all conditions. Beneath the barrel, a dual recoil spring system, managed by a full-length guide rod, facilitates steadfast reliability and a soft-shooting feel.

The XD-E .45 ships with a 6-round magazine with “pinky extender” installed, or a 7-round mid magazine with the grip extension, personalizing concealability and capacity. It also ships with an interchangeable flush base plate for maximum concealability.

M.S.R.P $568

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GLOCK SCUTTLEBUTT: BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR A GLOCK 19X TO BE RELEASED 22 JAN 2018

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It appears that Glock Inc. has leaked the planned release of a new pistol,  the G19X. So,  what exactly is the G19X? It’s been described as a crossover pistol composed of a Glock 19 slide riding on a Glock 17 full-sized frame. Apparently, the 19X is derived from Glock’s participation in the Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS) competition and is expected to hit select retailer shelves on 22 Jan 2018.

For the 19X, Glock eliminated the grip finger grooves, the cutout in front of the magazine well, there are no external safety and ambidextrous slide stop levers (hopefully they’ll be extended) . Glock plans to ship the pistol with three 17 round magazines; however, two of the magazines will have base plates that allow for an additional 2 rounds, so it looks like you’ll have 19 in the magazine + one in the pipe for a total of 20 rounds. The leak also indicated enhanced polygonal rifling and a target crown ( sounds very much like Glock’s Marksman barrel). The pistol will be released in coyote brown, frame and slide,  using an NPVD slide coating. The Glock 19X will also have a lanyard loop.

For the official G19X Page Click Here

We will certainly check out the Glock 19X at this year’s Shot Show and report back in greater detail for all of our Glock enthusiast.

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RETAY Arms Introduces "push button" Removable Trigger to the Semi Auto Shotgun Market.

Push-button removable trigger technology – a new feature for a semi-automatic shotgun with a
number of benefits.

WASHINGTON D.C. Novemebr, 2017 – RETAY ARMS LTD. STI. of Konya Turkey has brought the push button removable trigger to the semi automatic shotgun for the first time and the technology has implications for dealer sales, safety and maintenance, PLUS… it’s just plain cool!

The push-button removable trigger is not a new concept as it has been a common feature on very high-end, very expensive competition shotguns for years. Competitive shooters  adopted the design primarily so that they have the ability to replace a malfunctioning trigger quickly rather than having to forfeit a match or switch to a new gun. It also enabled shooters who put a high volume of rounds though their shotguns, the ability to clean and service the all important trigger group quickly and easily. Less time cleaning means more time shooting and that is an appealing concept.

Now thanks to the engineers at RETAY Arms, everyone can enjoy the benefits of this technology at a reasonable price point. The RETAY REMOVABLE TRIGGER ( RRT ) comes as standard equipment on the RETAY Arms Masai Mara shotgun.The Masai Mara is a feature packed high performance inertia action shotgun with a starting MSRP of $799.00

The Masai Mara’s unique removable trigger group is designed around the solid one piece milled aluminum trigger housing that acts both as the trigger guard and platform for the internal moving parts including the shell elevator. To remove the trigger, one simply presses a small button located just above and slightly behind the cross bolt safety while at the same time pressing the bolt release button on the side of the receiver. This allows the entire trigger group to rotate downward and out of the receiver. A video demonstration can be found HERE.

Replacing the trigger group is also straightforward,  just rotate the trigger group back into the receiver and press the bolt release. The trigger “clicks” effortlessly back into place. The entire removal and replacement operation takes less than 7 seconds to accomplish without tools or fear of losing small parts. 

The benefits of a feature like this are many. Below are a sample of some of the benefits of having a removable trigger. 

  • Easy Cleaning: Waterfowl enthusiasts especially will appreciate being able to simply remove, wipe down and oil the Masai Mara trigger group quickly after a day in the marsh. The process is so simple that cleaning can be done in the field before the shotgun is stored for the ride home.
  • Easy repair and replacement: If during the life of the Masai Mara a trigger repair is needed, the trigger group can be removed and sent out for repair without the need to ship the entire shotgun. This saves shipping costs as well as paperwork.
  • Safer Storage: The Masai Mara’s trigger group can easily be removed and stored in a secure location separate from the shotgun. This adds an additional degree of safety from accidental or unintended discharge while storing the shotgun at home or during travel.
  • Dealer Sales: It is conceivable that in the future accessory triggers for target shooting and other applications will become available. This will give Masai Mara retailers the ability to capitalize on follow up accessory sales.

To learn more about RETAY Arms, The Masai Mara semi – automatic shotgun or the Retay Removable Trigger System ™  visit RetayUSA.Com or contact RetayUSA  at service@retayusa.com  

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WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR

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We take this opportunity to wish you and your families a Happy and Prosperous 2018. There’s a lot to look forward to in the coming year for our country and our economy. We also thank you for your support, suggestions and participation, without you none of this would be possible.

We wish to thank our industry partners. They are the global leaders who year over year produce outstanding products and world class technology. These companies, and the men and women who work there, are extraordinary in every respect and worthy of your patronage and support. Now, without further a do…

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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ZORE-X FIREARM LOCK

ZORE‘s technology allows gun owners to keep their firearms secure from unauthorized users, like kids, but in a critical moment, be ready to fire in seconds.  The lock, placed in the chamber of the gun, can be ejected and a round chambered by simply charging the gun, making it an extremely fast and reliable solution.

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Phishing Email Targeting Apple Accounts

I’ve devoted quite a bit of space on this blog to cyber security. I have taken the position that government and the private sector should restrict employees and managers from accessing enterprise computing resources with personal laptops, desktops or smart devices. Personal devices whether using a VPN (virtual private network) or security tokens must be taboo on business or government networks, servers or other resources. Furthermore, no employee or manager should be allowed to use a government or company laptop, desktop or smart device for personal use.

The Phishing email above is one of the better one’s I’ve seen. Sentence structure, adjective/noun order is very good ( in most languages the adjective follows the noun it modifies. Not so in English.) Even the way the information is presented is quite good. The only way to see that it’s a phishing email is by looking at the message header details. This particular email appears to have originated in Finland, but there’s no real way to make that assessment by an individual. It could have originated in Eastern Europe using a proxy in Finland.

The majority of cyber attacks start with phishing emails targeting individuals. Once the individual takes the bait there is a slew of weapons used; malware, keyboard loggers and more sophisticated devices. If the victim then accesses his employers computing resources, he or she has just opened the organization to a cyber attack.

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