Celebrate the Fourth and Enter to Win a Trailblazer Firearms Custom LifeCardlag,

The pocket-sized, folding .22LR with serial number #01776 will be given away on July 11th. The custom Cerakote finish resembling our Nation’s flag is by Mad Pig Customs.

Asheville, N.C. (July 2018) – In honor of our Nation’s birthday on July 4th, Trailblazer® Firearms, makers of the smallest folding .22LR pistol, are giving away a custom Cerakoted LifeCard®. Collaborating with Mad Pig Customs, a full service Cerakote application facility, the offered LifeCard .22 LR single-action, folding pistol, no bigger than a credit card, sports a patriotic faded flag motif. This special LifeCard has serial number #01776 engraved on it, making it highly collectible.

“This is Trailblazer Firearms’ way of saying thank you to our Country and for the opportunities it gives entrepreneurs like myself to realize our dreams,” Aaron Voigt, founder and president of Trailblazer Firearms explained.

The contest runs from now until July 11, 2018. Enter at Trailblazer Firearms for a chance to win this one-of-a-kind pistol. Simply click on the page, “Like Us” on Facebook and enter your email address. Entrants will receive an additional entry for each friend they refer through their shared link.

*Entrants must be 21 + years of age and a citizen of the United States. Due to handgun regulations, the contest is not valid for residents of California, Massachusetts, and Maryland.

For more information on Trailblazer Firearms, visit www.trailblazerfirearms.com

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HENSOLDT Showcases Portable Counter-UAV System-EUROSATORY 2018 (Continued)


XpellerGear” also provides protection against radio-controlled bombs.

Munich/Paris, 7 June 2018 – At Eurosatory, the international defense and security
exhibition in Paris, the sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT will be showcasing for the first
time a portable version of its counter-UAV system Xpeller, called “XpellerGear”, which also
can be used to provide protection against radio remote-controlled bombs, so-called RCIEDs
(= radio-controlled Improvised Explosive Devices).

The new configuration combines a radio detector with a jammer. As soon as the radio
detector acquires a signal evidently controlling a UAV, the jammer can override this signal,
thus severing the connection between the UAV and its operator. A smart detection algorithm
with integrated signature database guarantees highly precise detection of all UAV-relevant
signals and extremely short response times.

The modular Xpeller product family includes various sensors such as radar systems,
cameras and radio frequency detectors as well as direction finders and jammers. Xpeller
uses sensors to detect and identify a drone and assess its threat potential at ranges from a
few hundred meters up to several kilometers. This enables the operator to take timely action
against a possible threat. The modular Xpeller system concept allows customized solutions
to be created by combining individual devices from the product family depending on
customer requirements and the local conditions. This means that the customer can select
from a building set made up of radar, radio frequency and optical components together with
various countermeasures. HENSOLDT can provide advice and support by analyzing the
weaknesses, for example, in order to help the customer compile an individual security

HENSOLDT is a pioneer of technology and innovation in the area of defense and security
electronics. The company, headquartered in Taufkirchen near Munich, is a market leader in
civilian and military sensor solutions, developing new products to counter a wide variety of
threats based on disruptive concepts in such fields as big data, robotics and cyber security.
With a workforce of some 4,300 employees, HENSOLDT generates revenues of more than
€1 billion per year.

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HENSOLDT Establishes Footprint in France–EUROSATORY 2018 (Continued)



Former Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security SAS becomes HENSOLDT France SAS

Munich/Paris, 27 April 2018 – HENSOLDT completed yesterday the acquisition of Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security SAS, a France-based company which offers highly secure data link solutions and a range of IFF (identification friend or foe) products.

HENSOLDT had been formed from the sale of Airbus Group’s defense electronics business to the leading global private equity firm KKR. While the sale of the Germany-based activities was finalized in February 2017 with Airbus maintaining a temporary 25.1% minority stake until the full separation of the sites, the sale of the France-based activities followed a different regulatory and site separation process leading to the closing achieved on 26 April 2018.

The new HENSOLDT France SAS based in Plaisir, close to Paris (see photo), generates
revenues of approximately € 20 Million per year with a workforce of 60 people. It is led by
Philippe Guibourg, President of HENSOLDT France SAS.

The acquisition allows HENSOLDT, a leading independent provider in defense electronics, to establish a footprint in France and to expand its line of products in the domains of IFF
(interrogators, cryptographic computers, test equipment) and high rate data link solutions,
dedicated to missiles or to airborne mission systems (mission aircraft, helicopters, UAVs).

About Hensoldt
Hensoldt is a global pioneer of technology and innovation in the area of defense and security electronics. Headquartered in Munich, the company is a market leader in civilian and military sensor solutions, developing new products to counter evolving threats based on disruptive concepts in such fields as big data, robotics and cyber security. With a workforce of some 4,300 employees, Hensoldt generates revenues of more than 1 billion euros per year.

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.308 Hexmag 10 Round Recall

Consumer safety is our first priority. Please contact us immediately to facilitate the replacement of your .308/SR-25 10 Round Magazines at our factory at no charge to our customers.  Recalled Risers will not be returned.
DO NOT use your .308/SR-25 10 Round Magazines unless it has been assembled with the new replacement riser! Any unintended discharge has the potential for causing injury or death.


Load your magazine with .308 cartridges of the until the magazine can no longer accept any additional cartridges. Remove each cartridge contained in the magazine and count the total number of cartridges that were capable of fitting within the magazine. If that number exceeds 10, the magazine is subject to this recall. Alternatively, if your .308/SR-25 10 ROUND MAGAZINES contains a black riser (depicted below left), then your magazine is subject to this recall.

If you own a magazine that is subject to this recall, Sentry Products Group will provide a replacement magazine configured with the replacement riser (depicted below right) and ship it to you at no additional cost.

Recalled Riser


Contact us immediately! We will ask for your Name, Address, Telephone Number, Number of Magazines, and provide to you an RMA # for return and tracking purposes.  Once you have been provided an RMA #, you will need to remove the riser from your affected product, and send the affected riser to:SENTRY Products Group, LLC, 2929 S. Cole Road, Boise ID 83709. Please discard the remaining components of the affected magazine. Upon receipt, Sentry will return a new replacement magazine.
CONTACT SENTRY (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST)
Email: 308MagRecall@SentryLTP.com | Recall Hotline: 877.726.7328 | EXT FAX: 757.689.6066

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One of my objectives while at this year’s EUROSATORY was to spend some time with nondomestic small arms manufacturers. My first stop took me to the Polish Armaments Group (Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa). The PGZ is a Polish conglomerate made up of 60 companies dedicated to being a one stop shop for modern defense solutions. The representative was kind enough to spend quite a bit of time with me, and in talking with him you could feel the sense of national pride – always a good indication.

All of the company’s shoulder fired weapons are available in two varieties, NATO compliant and the more common Eastern European  7.62 x 39 chamberings. Build quality and ergonomics were excellent as well.


Their newest carbine originally designated  the Modular Firearm System (MSBS) 5.56, renamed GROT C in 2017,  is a joint project of “Łucznik” Arms Factory in Radom and the Military University of Technology. The company produces 11 variants. This modern military system covers an entire family of weapons based on a single MSBS design. The line is composed of 6 classical versions (standard rifle, rifle with grenade launcher, mini-rifle, machine gun, sharpshooter rifle and rifle for the Representative Battalion of the Polish Army) and 5 bullpup variants (standard rifle, rifle with grenade launcher, mini-rifle, machine gun and sharpshooter rifle).


All in all, an impressive offering from PGZ of very high quality small arms. As of this writing, it’s my understanding that the GROT C carbine will have a commercial variant which should be announced at SHOT SHOW 2019.


Above is PGZ’s Alex rifle, a sniper platform featuring a bullpup design and chambered in 338 Lapua Magnum – detachable magazine, smooth action with an equally good trigger.

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Nikon Expands Award-Winning MONARCH HG Binocular Line

Melville NY (June 28, 2018) – With a century of optics-building technology at its back, Nikon announces its most advanced, highly engineered MONARCH binocular is now available in a compact form. The new MONARCH HG 30mm series follows in the footsteps of its award-winning* 42mm siblings and provides nearly identical performance specifications in a smaller size and nearly 8-ounce reduction in weight.

For The Best Images, You Need the Best Glass

Extraordinary optical performance is key to the new MONARCH HG 30mm binocular. The optical system of the MONARCH HG is engineered around its ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass with high-quality multilayer coating applied to all lenses and prisms. Dielectric high-reflective multilayer coating is applied to the binoculars’ roof prisms, achieving a bright view of up to 92% or higher light transmittance, and natural color fidelity. To assure long-term optical acuity, scratch-resistant coatings protect the MONARCH HG objective and eyepiece lenses.

Field Flattener Lens System Keeps Everything Sharp and Clear

Nikon’s Field Flattener Lens System works in conjunction with MONARCH HG 30mm’s extraordinarily wide field of view—8.3° and 6.9° respectively in the 8×30 and 10×30 models—to provide a sharp, clear view to the lens periphery. This specification matches the FOV of the 42mm models of the same magnification.

Compact & Lightweight for Increased Agility

The new 8×30 and 10×30 MONARCH HG are built with a body made from magnesium alloy, providing optimum strength, impact resiliency and weight reduction. Tipping the scales at just under 16 ounces each, the binoculars’ slim body profile is further enhanced with rubberized panels to provide a sure grip in any conditions. A high quality neoprene neck strap provides increased comfort and further reduces neck strain during long days in the field.

Built To Perform In The Toughest Conditions

Nikon shields MONARCH HG’s interior lenses from fogging with an extreme waterproof rating that assures fogproof integrity even at altitudes equivalent to 16,000 feet. For total versatility, the MONARCH HG 30mm binoculars include both integral flip-down rubber objective lens covers and rubber objective trim rings that can be interchanged at the user’s discretion.

No Fault Lifetime Repair/Replacement

MONARCH HG binoculars are not only built for all-terrain ruggedness and all-conditions integrity, Nikon’s No-Fault Repair/Replacement Policy also protects them for life. The 8×30 and 10×30 models include a semi-hard case to protect binocular during travel or storage.

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Creedmoor® Sports Releases .30 Carbine Rifle Ammunition

Introduced in the 1940s for the U.S. Military, the .30 Carbine Rifle Ammunition remains a good choice for hunting and self-defense.

Anniston, Ala. (June 2018)Creedmoor Sports, the leader in precision rifle equipment and gear, is proud to introduce a new caliber to its rifle ammunition line with the availability of its Creedmoor .30 Carbine 110 Gr Rifle Ammunition. Made right here in the United States of America in Anniston, Alabama, Creedmoor’s .30 Carbine Rifle Ammunition combines Starline Brass with Hornady 110 gr FMJ bullets. It is available in 50 count boxes for $37.50. Buy five or more for $35.62 each.

The .30 Carbine is a cartridge used in the M1 Carbine introduced in the 1940s. Used by the U.S. Military in WWII, Korea and Vietnam, the .30 Carbine became very popular among civilian hunters and shooters. The popularity of the M1 Carbine for collecting, sporting and reenactments has resulted in continued civilian popularity of the cartridge. M1 Carbine Matches began in the 1950s and in 2006, they were reintroduced as part of the National Matches and CMP Travel Games.

Creedmoor .30 Carbine 110 Gr Rifle Ammunition Specifications:

Energy ft/lbs.

Mix or match any 10 boxes of Creedmoor Ammunition and receive free ground shipping in addition to Creedmoor’s low factory-direct pricing. Free ground shipping is valid on Creedmoor Ammunition only for the contiguous states only.

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You are invited to the 1st Annual Precision Rifle Expo


SEPTEMBER 15 – 16, 2018

The 1st Annual Precision Rifle Expo has been announced and will be held September 15 – 16, 2018 at the Arena Training Facility in Blakely, Georgia. The event is specifically designed to introduce novice shooters and precision rifle enthusiasts with top manufacturers and precision rifle instructors and competitors to share their love of this highly addictive and fast-growing shooting sport.

Attendees of the event will be able to meet industry representatives, get hands-on product experience and attend a large variety of long-range seminars (normally valued at very high costs) for an — entry fee of only $25 per attendee. Seminars will cover such topics as Precision Handloading, Wind Reading, Position Building, Competition Preparedness, Long Range Precision Shooting Intro and the Fundamentals of Marksmanship.

Exhibitor space is limited to 36 for this event to allow attendees the opportunity to develop personal relationships with the leading industry brands in the long-range rifle market. Exhibitors will offer product information on categories such as optics, actions, barrels, reloading, steel targets, ear and eye protection, bags and support equipment, rifle builders and manufacturers, stocks and chassis, suppressors and the latest in electronics. Exhibitor space is available in a fully enclosed, air-conditioned. Exhibitors will be able to sell merchandise, conduct range demonstrations and provide instruction to attendees regarding information relevant to the brand. Several live fire ranges will be used for various shooting opportunities including suppressed-only, precision rimfire, 1000 yard and even a one-mile target engagement.

The Arena Training Facility is located approximately 2 hours from the Hartsfield Airport in Atlanta, Georgia and is centrally located in the Southeastern US. The facility boasts a unique configuration of multiple medium to long-distance ranges (out to 2,300 yards), multiple climate-controlled classrooms, a main building and a clubhouse (available first come -first served for exhibitors), all located on 2,300 acres. The Arena Training Facility is a premier long-distance shooting facility.

In support of the 1st Precision Rifle Expo, RECOIL Magazine is committed to covering the event, both prior to the actual Expo through their online presence and with a follow up feature article in RECOIL Magazine. Sniper’s Hide’s Frank Galli will be promoting the event on Sniper’s Hide and will also be on-site offering long distance precision instruction. The Precision Rifle Blog will highlight the Expo to its large and loyal following of long range precision shooters and offer tremendous exposure for exhibiting participants. The Precision Rifle Expo has launched a Facebook Page providing Expo information and promotion and will highlight each of the exhibiting manufacturers at the Expo. Laura Burgess Marketing will manage the public relations for the event and will keep media publications and online entities apprised of the event.



Precision Rifle Expo Contact: Ryan Castle 912-344-1607 / Phil Cashin 770-401-3572 / Brandon Zielinski 920-664-3098 / Mark Kuczka 770-364-7607


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It’s Friday and the weekend is upon us; sadly it looks like my BBQ is going to get rained out but better some rain than a draught I always say. Glad you guys made it through the week, hopefully without consulting a practitioner of the behavioral sciences. Always remember that these individuals elected the field of study so they could understand themselves. Should extraterrestrial civilizations decide to visit earth they too would find them to be utterly inept. Between practitioners who prescribe neuroleptics turning some of these poor bastards into serial killers and those that think you’re in denial, your best option is to shoot the shit and preserve your cognitive skills. So lets talk about free trade and protectionism.

The media is hopeless, I honestly don’t know what is happening with our press but someone needs to take their iPhones away and cancel their Facebook accounts to force them into research and objectivity. Free Trade is an academic concept that simply does not exist, and, of course, you know  that academics have never stayed up at night trying to figure out how to meet an upcoming payroll. The concept of free trade looks good on paper or when discussing their academic credentials over truffles.

Free trade is the unhampered flow of goods and services across borders. Canadian businesses, for example, would be allowed to sell Canadian products freely in the U.S. market and U.S. products would be allowed access to the Canadian market. Under this model, companies compete for market share, with market share going to those companies accepted by local consumers; it is by definition pure competition. This is generally a good thing resulting in superior products and lower prices for all consumers involved. However, free trade does not exist in practical application, much like communist theory of thesis and antithesis. Why? There are a number of reasons.

Governments rely on local industries to employ citizens, generate tax revenues and some industries are strategic to national security.  Imagine, just for one moment,  that due to moronic trade policy,  U.S. steel, semiconductor, petrochemical and energy sectors  are eliminated under the auspices of free trade. This means that global suppliers, by controlling exports and or prices, could readily influence U.S. foreign policy. The foundation of our military is our industrial base so a deterioration of our industry would have a deleterious effect on our national security.

In 2017 the U.S. trade deficit grew to $568.4 billion, these are revenues leaving the country and flowing to foreign suppliers; therefore, unavailable to U.S. businesses in the form of revenues. The loss in revenues constrict U.S. businesses, employment and economic output as expressed in GDP estimates. So, when you hear the media call the Trump administration protectionist, take into account that virtually all of the G20 countries are too protectionists, for reasons I mentioned earlier.

Fixing the problem requires that our trading partners grant U.S. companies equal access to their markets, without impediments, provided products are not hazardous to its citizens or threaten sovereign national security. To date, this has not happened; a fact supported by the increasing year over year trade deficit. China is a whole different issue, take this to the bank!

China’s industry is a branch of the Chinese military establishment . They have attacked the U.S. economy with industrial espionage, invest in U.S. companies to acquire technology, manipulated their labor force along with its currency. China is a threat to the UK, France, Germany and the industrialized world as a whole, and the gloves need to come off globally. We need to rethink how global markets deal with China.

I for one, will get behind what this administration is trying to do and avoid Chinese products or their surrogates’. I encourage you to do the same for the long term health of the country. I won’t even get into some of the quality issues.

So, the next time you hear some imbecil in the media, or government, refer to the administration’s trade policies as protectionist, ask them for a list of countries that allow unrestricted access to their markets.

Have a great weekend, but be safe and spend some quality time with your buds and family.

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Netherland based PHOTONIS introduced the CNOD digital imaging Night Observation Device; developed in conjunction with Rochester Precision Optics. The CNOD can be handheld or weapon mounted to provide seamless day to night all digital (no imaging intensifier tube) imaging.

CNOD uses the Lynx CMOS engine operating in a spectral range of 500nm-1080nm. The device is powered by two CR123A batteries providing 4 hours of continuous use. Detection range is greater than 750 meters and recognition range is greater than 200 meters. The CNOD ships with a 14 Gb non-swappable SD card to store images and video. It is also iP68 compliant and has been shock tested to 338 Lapua Magnum.

I was thoroughly impressed by the CNOD’s imaging. Clarity and resolution were excellent and coming in at a mere 540grams – batteries included. Some great technology from PHOTONIS.

PHOTONIS has facilities in France, Netherlands and Frisco, Texas.

For more information visit www.photonis.com

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Nikon Launches Microsite for BLACK Series Optics


Melville, NY (June 27, 2018) – Nikon today announced the launch of black.nikonsportoptics.com, an all-new interactive microsite developed for its flagship BLACK precision long-range optics line.

The new microsite engages visitors through 360° views, video and other interactive means while exploring the new BLACK FX1000 Match-Ready FFP optic and BLACK RANGEX 4K laser rangefinder.

Nikon Inc. is the U.S. distributor of Nikon sports and recreational optics, world-renowned Nikon 35mm cameras, digital cameras, speedlights and accessories, Nikkor lenses and electronic imaging products.

For more information on Nikon’s full line of Riflescopes, Reflex/Red Dot Sights, Binoculars, Rangefinder Binocular, Fieldscopes, and Laser Rangefinders, please contact:

Nikon Sport Optics, 1300 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville, NY 11747-3064

or call 1-800-645-6687

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AKTI Works with Senators Mike Enzi and Ron Wyden to Support Senate Commerce Committee Passage of Interstate Transport Act


Knife Owners Will Have a New Federal Protection While Traveling Under Legislation Advocated For By the American Knife & Tool Institute

Cody, WY, June 27, 2018 – The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI), a nonprofit trade association representing the entire knife community, announced that the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation passed S. 1092, the Interstate Transport Act (ITA), a bill to further protect law-abiding knife owners.

Throughout the 2017-2018 legislative session, AKTI has had numerous successes in easing burdensome restrictions on knife owners throughout the nation, including a repeal of the automatic knife prohibition in Colorado and Michigan. In addition, AKTI has continued its work to protect lawful knife owners traveling through the current patchwork of state and local knife laws with the introduction of the Interstate Transport Act.

The organization has worked closely with legislators and staff in the United States Congress to advance its signature federal legislation, which is led by Senators Mike Enzi, R-WY, and Ron Wyden, D-OR, and currently has eight additional bipartisan co-sponsors. These co-sponsors include: Senators Steve Daines, R-MT, Martin Heinrich, D-NM, James Risch, R-ID, Joe Manchin, D-WV, Jeff Merkley, D-OR, Mike Crapo, R-ID, Tom Udall, D-NM, and Tammy Baldwin, D-WI.

Under current United States code, lawful gun owners are allowed to transport firearms that are legal in both a traveler’s state of origin and state of destination, even if they will pass through jurisdictions that would not permit the firearms, provided they are properly stored and in accordance with all federal restrictions. This protection was created in 1986, when Congress passed the Firearms Owners Protection Act (FOPA). Prior to this legislation, gun owners had no way to legally travel with their firearms through states and localities that had more stringent laws. This law empowers firearm owners to travel more freely, while not restricting states’ ability to regulate the firearms that are carried within their borders.

Senator Enzi

Senator Mike Enzi

However, no such federal protection exists for knife owners wishing to transport knives to and from states in which they are legal, but through jurisdictions with varying requirements. The Interstate Transport Act would create a federal protection for knife owners, allowing legal interstate travel with knives, provided the knives are transported to and from states where the law allows possession of said knives, and they are transported in locked containers.

“In Wyoming, we understand that knives are an essential tool for folks, whether they are for hunting, ranching or for everyday use,” Enzi said. “I am glad the committee passed this legislation, which would allow law-abiding knife owners to finally be able to travel across the country without fear of breaking the law. I am hopeful that the Senate will act quickly to pass this common-sense legislation.”

Senator Wyden

Senator Ron Wyden

“Our bipartisan bill recognizes that law-abiding knife owners shouldn’t risk going to jail for traveling between two places where it’s legal to have knives,” Wyden said. “I’m glad the Commerce Committee has taken this important step toward respecting state laws and restoring some common sense to our nation’s laws regarding knife ownership.”

The Interstate Transport Act is a continuation of AKTI’s efforts in the US Congress since 2013. Over that time, AKTI has heard repeatedly from knife owners who have questions about the confusing and varying laws in locations they are visiting or through which they are planning to travel. Since AKTI’s goal is to ensure that law-abiding citizens have knowledge and confidence in their ability to carry the tools they use in their daily lives, we got to work.

“Since we were formed in 1998, AKTI has worked to systematically address what we saw as outdated, confusing, and unfair laws both in the states, and at the federal level,” said CJ Buck, AKTI President and CEO of Buck Knives, Inc. “Our goal is common sense knife reform, and in recent years we have had success fighting for changes in multiple states, to the benefit of the consumer. We’re extremely encouraged to see the Senate Commerce Committee pass the Interstate Transport Act, and we are highly optimistic that the Senate will soon pass the legislation and send it to the House for their approval. We are proud to be working with a bipartisan group of legislators who share our commitment to common sense solutions, and we look forward to passing this important reform into law. We thank Senators Enzi and Wyden for their hard work on the Interstate Transport Act, and look forward to working with them to get it across the finish line.”

For more information, visit www.AKTI.org.

About AKTI

The American Knife & Tool Institute is the non-profit advocacy organization for the knife industry and all knife owners. Its mission is to ensure that Americans will always be able to make, buy, sell, own, carry and use knives and edged tools. Formed in 1998, AKTI is dedicated to educating, promoting and providing relevant and accurate information about knives and edged tools as important tools in daily American life.  For more information, visit AKTI.org

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One of the more interesting technologies exhibited at EUROSATORY 2018, is a product offering from French designer STARNAV. The RAPACE system is far more than a bore sighting tool as explained by Anthony Candelot one of the company’s engineers.

It’s not often practical or even desirable to confirm zero or zero to a specified range using live fire. Doing so takes time and usually translates to expending a large amount of ammunition. The RAPACE system employs some sophisticated technology to mitigate those consideration.

RAPACE provides two functions:

  1. The quick initial setting providing target shooting for a new weapon.
  2. The setting ensures accurate shooting at +/- 3 cm at 100 m for a weapon known by RAPACE.

RAPACE is very simple to use:

1- Position the weapon on RAPACE and insert the light cartridge.

2 – inform the software about the weapon’s intended use.

Start the measurement, takes about 20 seconds. The result of the analysis is concretized by the display of a virtual reticle on the screen.

4 – Align the reticle of the optic on the virtual reticle.

5 – End of the procedure. The weapon is set.

Moreover, you can use the system across different platforms and different users; essentially saving the calibration profile for the specific weapon / ammunition combination and assigned individual.

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LR-106UR SBR- Factory SBR, 5.56 NATO caliber, stamped receiver, short gas system, front sight block / gas block combination, 24×1.5mm right-hand threads, may ship with 4-piece or cone flash hider, black polymer ribbed handguards, stainless steel heat shield, left-side folding black polymer stock, 2-stage trigger, cleaning rod, and scope rail. Last units shipped and available at K-Var Corp.

  • Manufacturer Arsenal, Arsenal Inc.
  • caliber: 5.56 x 45 mm (.223)
  • total length: 877 mm (34 1/2 in.)
  • folded length: 415 mm (16 1/4 in.)
  • barrel length: 636 mm (25 in.)
  • rifling: 6 grooves
  • twist rate: 1 in 178 mm (7 in.)
  • weight w/o magazine: 2.79 kg (6.1 lbs.)
  • muzzle velocity: 910 m/s (2985 fps)
  • effective range: 500 m (547 yds.)
  • maximum range: 1350 m (1480 yds.)
  • rear sight range: 500 m (547 yds.)
  • rate of Fire: 40 rds/min (practical)
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Smart, Fast and Comfortable Hearing Protection


New Impact Sport BOLT digital electronic earmuff from Howard Leight by Honeywell delivers 5X sound amplification, 22dB noise reduction rating, and a lightning-fast .5-millisecond attack time

WESTWOOD, Mass. (June 26, 2018) — Whether target shooting, hunting or attending a race, concert or other live event, the intoxicating sounds that accompany—or even define—the experience can have harmful effects on our hearing. Finding a way to block out dangerous noise levels makes wonderful sense from a health perspective, but common solutions deliver imperfect results, often making it difficult or even impossible to hear low-frequency sounds or carry on a conversation with others. Trade and industrial professionals working in loud environments face similar challenges. And since they often spend long hours there, comfort is a must.

In-ear foam plugs can provide economical and effective protection, but aren’t always ideal for long-term wear. They must also be inserted properly in order to work, which is something many folks don’t do. The optimal choice may often be an over-the-ear headphone-style digital earmuff capable of amplifying low sounds while reducing the volume of very loud sounds. Unfortunately, all such products are not created equal.

Howard Leight by Honeywell believes that hearing protection can be more than just a safety measure; it can be comfortable and highly practical, while elevating the sensory experiences of the wearer.

Building on over 30 years of continuous technological innovation, Howard Leight introduces the new Impact Sport BOLT digital electronic earmuff, combining 5X sound amplification, 22dB noise reduction rating, and a lightning-fast .5-millisecond attack time with a slim and comfortable ergonomic design and easy one-knob control.

All-new digital compression circuitry delivers Impact Sport BOLT’s remarkable audio performance. Ambient and low frequency sounds are safely amplified up to five times to a peak of 82dB, making it easy for the wearer to hear range commands and conduct conversation, even in noisy environments. Amplification automatically shuts off at 82dB, attenuating hazardous impulse noises like gunfire or loud noises from car engines, machinery or music. Impact Sport BOLT actively listens, reacting to these dangerous noises and reducing them to safe levels with a lightning-fast .5-millisecond attack time, resulting in a very natural sound quality for the wearer.


Durable, recessed microphones—one on each side—reduce wind noise while providing true stereo sound that allows the wearer to more easily identify a sound’s direction of origin. This feature makes Impact Sport BOLT a great option for hunters who want to increase their ability to hear and locate approaching game. Impact Sport BOLT is also equipped with an external 3.5mm AUX jack and included cord with an inline microphone for connection to a phone, computer, MP3 player or scanner.

BOLT’s performance and ergonomic design make it a very versatile earmuff for most shooting environments, including rifle, shotgun, handgun and tactical applications. Impact Sport BOLT features a sleek, extremely low profile earcup design with carefully engineered cutouts that allow shooters to shoulder a rifle or shotgun while maintaining full clearance from the firearm stock. Lightweight and comfortable for all-day wear, BOLT incorporates a padded headband with vertical height adjustments for a secure, non-slip fit. When not in use, the headband and earcups fold for easy, compact storage.

Howard Leight by Honeywell Impact Sport BOLT Digital Electronic Earmuff

Technology and Performance

  • Up to 5X Sound Amplification
  • Ambient sounds safely amplified to a maximum of 82dB
  • 22 dB Noise Reduction Rating (NRR)
  • Compresses continuous or impulse noises 82dB or higher to safe levels
  • Lightning-fast .5-millisecond attack time


  • Durable, recessed microphones reduce wind noise and provide directional sound
  • Extremely low-profile earcup design with cutout allows for full clearance of firearm stock
  • Deluxe, padded, back leatherette headband and earcup cushions for comfort
  • Headband adjusts for a secure, non-slip fit and folds for easy storage
  • Compact, folding earcup design for convenient storage
  • Single-knob control for on/off and volume
  • External AUX jack a for connection to MP3 player or scanner
  • 4-hour auto shut-off for prolonged battery life
  • Easy access to external battery compartment

In the Box

  • Powered by two included AAA batteries
  • Includes AUX cord with inline microphone
  • Includes extra earcup cushions
  • Available in Black (R-02525), Gray (R-02232) and Orange (R-02231)
  • MSRP: $125.00

Whatever your passion, protect yourself against hazardous noise without being left in silence. The new Impact Sport BOLT digital electronic earmuff from Howard Leight provides smart, fast and comfortable hearing protection that fully delivers on safety, while providing a heightened experience for its wearer.


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SIG SAUER P320 X-Carry to Become the Standard Service Pistol for the Danish Ministry of Defense

Newington, N.H. (June 25, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the Danish Ministry of Defense (MoD) has selected the SIG SAUER P320 X-Carry to replace their standard service pistol covering the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Special Operations Command (SOCOM). The Danish MoD is the ministry within the Danish government charged with ensuring peace and security, both nationally and internationally, and is comprised of the Danish armed forces, the Danish Defense Intelligence Service, and the Danish Emergency Management Agency.

The procurement process for the Danish MoD’s new standard service pistol lasted four weeks in which the Glock 17 Gen 5, Beretta APX, Canik TP 9 SF, and the SIG P320 X-Carry, were tested under all possible conditions and varying circumstances that the pistol would be used. Testing for accuracy, night shooting, and field testing were conducted by the Army, Navy, Air Force, and SOCOM. Additional drop, penetration, and precision testing were conducted by various selected experts for each of the contenders.

“By far SIG SAUER’s P320 X-Carry outperformed the competition throughout our rigorous and stringent testing process,” Tom Elvius-Brisson, Chief of Weaponry Branch, Danish Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization. “The P320 X-Carry pistol is the modern firearm we were looking for to support our soldiers. The P320 X-Carry has a larger magazine capacity, comes reflex red-dot ready for sighting, and has the ability to incorporate a suppressor – all extremely important features to our soldiers for their sidearm today and are all features which were missing on the current pistol in service in the Danish Defense.”

The P320 X-Carry is a modular, striker-fired pistol with a serialized trigger group available in varying grip sizes and adaptable to multiple calibers. The standard service P320 X-Carry pistol that will be issued by the Danish MoD comes with an enhanced X-carry polymer grip, flat trigger, extended beaver tail, extended removable magwell, and a deep trigger guard undercut. The pistol will come standard with XRAY 3 Night-Sights with the option to easily interchange reflex red-dot sights. The intuitive 3-point takedown requires no trigger pull for disassembly, and safety features include a striker safety, disconnect safety, and optional manual safety.

The SIG SAUER P320 X-Carry will replace all pistols currently in service across the Danish Ministry of Defense.

“At SIG SAUER we are committed to manufacturing and providing firearms for the global military and defense community that surpass expectations in quality, performance, and safety. We are very proud that the P320 continues to be the top choice by military and law enforcement from around the world as their standard issue pistol.” added Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG SAUER, Inc. “It’s an honor to earn the confidence of the Danish Ministry of Defense, to support their mission, and to strengthen our partnership through this selection of the SIG SAUER P320 X-Carry.”

Denmark is the first European NATO country to officially select a SIG SAUER P320 series pistol as the officially issued standard service firearm. The MOD contract will be serviced by our partner in Denmark, CT Solutions ApS.

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


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Winchester Ammunition Launches New Web Site and Enhanced Ballistics Calculator


EAST ALTON, Ill. June 25, 2018 – Winchester Ammunition announces the launch of the new Winchester.com, its most dynamic digital platform in the brand’s history. The new website is fully loaded with enhanced technologies and functionality and also features an enhanced ballistics calculator and redesignedgear store.
“We have made it a major priority to be a leader in the digital space, which is a major investment worth making,” said Matt Campbell, vice president of sales and marketing. “One of our core values at Winchester is a belief that success comes from continuous improvement and innovation.  Whether it’s finding creative new ways to serve our customers, designing cutting-edge new ammunition products or in this case, providing the very best digital resources possible; innovation is a driving force behind all we do.”
The new website will feature an enhanced
Ballistics Calculator and Pattern Board™ app, as well as volumes of rich content that is second to none in providing customers with the very best experience when learning about the Winchester brand and products.

The NEW Winchester.com Features—

  • Mobile device friendly design
  • Personalized content, including articles, product videos, Winchester TV series, and short films
  • Product ratings, reviews, and seasonal promotions
  • Robust search capabilities
  • Technical product information, videos, and visuals
  • Complete list of product offerings and available calibers
  • Media resources download site
  • Dealer locator tool
  • Improved WinchesterGear.com store, featuring new items and an enhanced checkout process

The NEW Winchester Ballistic Calculator Features—

  • The calculator provides a visual graph that displays for shooters exact placement for their round of choice, with flight shown in increments as small as five yards.
  • Precise trajectory for hundreds of rifle, rimfire, shotgun, and handgun cartridges, bullet weights, and ballistic coefficients, including variations for sight-in range, maximum shooting distance, air temperature, crosswind, and even flight time can be put into a shooter’s hand with the Winchester calculator, letting him make useful side-by-side comparisons among five separate rounds.  
  • Detailed statistics chart for fine-tuning your shooting to a degree unimagined not all that many years ago. The chart is printable in regular format or in a smaller version that a shooter can apply to his/her rifle stock to provide quick reference in the field.
  • Available as a free download for iPhones and iPads through your Apple iOs app, it can also be downloaded for free onto Android phones and tablets through Google Play; and it is scalable to fit any device.

Find the Winchester Ballistics Calculator on the new Winchester.com, or link to it directly at https://ballisticscalculator.winchester.com/

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EURSATORY is one of the world’s premier defense and security expositions. It’s held every other year in Paris, France, at Parc des Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte. This year the conference/exhibition brought together 1761 exhibitors and over 70,000 attendees. The United States was represented by 144 exhibitors displaying everything from sniper platforms to armor vehicles all under one roof in the company of other global competitors. A must attend event for anyone in the Defense Industry.

There are two EU conference / exhibitions that rank as the world’s largest and they are DSEi, in London, and EUROSATORY in Paris. If you’re interested in seeing the depth and breath of the global defense industry both events will get you there.

This year’s EUROSATORY confirms the growing role that UAV and sUAV (small UAV) will play in law enforcement, border security, counterterror and military operations. UAVs and their corresponding payloads are being developed at a near exponential rate, and you may reasonably expect that the UAV of 2019-2022 will play play a role in CBRNe, ISR and C4ISR as well as modular directed weapons systems capable of delivering any number of tailor made ordnance packages. This is true of man-packable drones as well as the larger remotely piloted drones.

Along with expanded drone and payload  development, counter-drone technology is also emerging ranging from short range portable handheld jammers that interrupt an sUAV’s control link to large systems capable of detecting drones at ranges in excess of 20 kilometers then direct high powered lasers to engage an intruding drone, and with a 3 second burn take down the drone.

One very promising and capable system by Skylock Anti-Drone Systems, part of the Avnon Group, Israel, leverages the company’s core competence in anti-drone technologies to produce a counter UAV system that’s quite impressive and very capable.


The unit on the left of the picture is a continuous wave radar. There is no scan or pulse repetition rate, it simply emits a continuous r.f. wave that will detect an incoming drone at extended ranges up to 20km. The radar was presented as omnidirectional but I suspect that it’s closer to a cardioid pattern and not a full 360 degrees. Once it detects a target, the radar passes range and azimuth data to the unit on the right hand side of the picture whose job it is to track and engage the drone with a 3 second laser burn. It can also jam the drone signal should that be required. The Skylock Anti-Drone system can be vehicle mounted or pedestal mounted at an airport location or other critical infrastructure.

Other major players in the counter-UAV space include Germany’s Hensoldt but there are numerous multinationals working on a variety of countermeasures. In addition to counter-UAV technologies, a number of companies are now engaged in developing encryption technologies to protect the video downlinks and control signals.

I’ll be covering more of Eurosatory 2018 in subsequent articles, but for now I’d like to leave you with a view of the capabilities demonstrations, held throughout the event, featuring RAID, BRI, GIGN and French Special Forces. The slide presentation below captures these demonstrations.

EUROSATORY 2018 Capabilities Demonstrations
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Sneak Preview: Bushnell’s AR Optics


For July-August, I’ll be taking a look at Bushnell’s newest addition to the company’s AR Optics line. I’ve yet to find a more robust, accurate and quality sighting system at a price point of under $500. Assuming you’re not exiting a submerged submarine at periscope depth, Bushnell delivers extraordinary value and performance for your carbine. So, be sure to visit for the details and observations. Great stuff!

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Remington Outdoor Company Seeking Senior Web Designer

Huntsville, AL – Remington Outdoor Company is seeking a Senior Web Designer to join the ROC team. Our team is dedicated to delivering high-quality products to our valued customers and dedicated to demonstrating our two core principles, passion for precision and pride in craftsmanship.”

The Senior Web Designer is responsible for strategizing, implementing and managing all design and maintenance activities required to support ROC Websites, ecommerce and web-based software. This position is responsible for maintaining the day-to-day functions of all website properties and conducts necessary troubleshooting. A qualified candidate would be knowledgeable in the latest web trends and key principles needed to design and maintain websites as it relates to responsive design, UI/UX and SEO. The candidate should be experienced in a variety of content management systems and ecommerce platforms. For a full job description and a complete list of required skills click here.

Remington offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

About Remington Outdoor Company, Inc.

Remington Outdoor Company, Inc. (“ROC”) is a private company headquartered in Madison, N.C. that owns and operates a number of companies and brands that manufacture and sell firearms, ammunition, silencers, and related parts and accessories. Its major facilities are located in New York, Alabama, Arkansas, North Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Utah. Its major brands include Remington, Marlin, Advanced Armament Corp., Bushmaster, DPMS, Storm Lake Barrels, Dakota Arms, Nesika, H&R 1871, Para, and Barnes Bullets.

More information about the Company can be found at www.remington.com.

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Hogue Inc. Announces New HandALL Beavertail Grip Sleeves to Fit Ruger’s Security 9



Henderson, NV – Hogue Incorporated is proud to announce their Beavertail™ HandALL® Grip Sleeve to fit the Ruger Security 9. This grip sleeve is designed for a unique precision fit on this popular mid-sized pistol. “Due to its built-in grip frame, the Security 9 will not accommodate replaceable grips,” said grip designer Matt Hogue. “Our solution was to create a model of our HandALL Beavertail Grip Sleeve that works with the firearm’s existing nylon frame to add comfort along with a precision fit.”
The Beavertail Grip Sleeve is installed by slipping it over the Security 9’s grip frame until it seats perfectly into position. The sleeve matches the unique contours of the nylon frame for a more secure and comfortable fit. Once installed, the HandALL sleeve provides finger grooves for instinctive handling and control of the firearm. These lead into a gentle palm swell that has been carefully designed to fit naturally in the hand. The beavertail built into the grip sleeve rises high along the backstrap of the frame. This provides full rubber contact for increased hand comfort higher on the grip. In addition to protection and comfort, the beavertail also cushions the hand during recoil by providing better distribution of recoil forces.
The HandALL is built from a long-lasting durable thermoplastic elastomer compound. This rubber ages very gracefully and keeps a firm, tacky feel throughout the life of the grip. It will not harden, split or crack with age or usage. The surface is covered with Hogue’s familiar Cobblestone™ texture, a series of small circular bumps that provide an efficient non-slip, non-irritating grip on the rubber.
Hogue’s Security 9 HandALL Beavertail Grip Sleeves have an MSRP of $10.95 for black, and $12.95 for OD green, flat dark earth, aqua, pink and purple.
Hogue Grip Sleeves are manufactured in their family-owned and operated facilities under the direct supervision of the Hogue family. Hogue, Inc. supports local dealers and encourages customers to purchase Hogue products locally. For more information please call Hogue directly at 1-800-438-4747 or visit
www.hogueinc.com to find a Hogue dealer near you.

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RETAY ARMS Receives U.S. Patent Approval For Innovative Rotating Bolt System

The innovation of the “Click Free” bolt system has been officially recognized in US PATENT 9,995,542 and is currently available in the Retay Inertia Plus ™ system.
WASHINGTON D.C. June 21, 2018 – RETAY ARMS LTD. STI.of Konya Turkey announces that on June 12, 2018 the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued PATENT 9,995,542 for “Rotating head assembly for use with the bolt assembly of a gun” in recognition of RETAY’s innovation of a rotating bolt head system that prevents the unintended unlocking of the bolt head from the breach of a firearm.

RETAY began developing its rotating bolt system in an effort to achieve a more reliable rotating bolt head for use in semi-automatic firearms. For decades the traditional kinetic energy powered rotating bolt system has enjoyed popularity for its simple design and ease of maintenance however,  the original design was plagued by a tendency of the bolt head to unintentionally unlock from the breach of the firearm when it was jarred by walking over rough terrain or by the impact of setting the firearm down. The resulting unlocking would often go unnoticed by the operator and cause a misfire. To prevent a misfire, the operator would have to first be aware of the state of the bolt and then manually re-engage the action which cost time and unnecessary noise that could startle game.
While the above scenario does happen sporadically, it need only happen once at the right time to make a for a frustrating situation. The unlocking tendency has also been the reason that several militaries including the United States armed forces have not adopted the kinetic / inertia driven semi automatic shotgun in spite of the many advantages over the gas operated system that it offers.
Retay Arms’ new design solves the aforementioned defect by forcing the bolt-head to stay locked to the breach under all conditions by means of an active torsion system that forces the bolt head to rotate and lock into battery with the firearm chamber and to automatically return to locked position even after a jarring force strong enough to unlock the head is absorbed by the firearm.

Reaty’s patent for this innovative design covers all manner of firearms and Retay sees far ranging application across the spectrum including rifle and shotgun actions in both gas and inertia configurations.
Currently this technology is available to consumers in the United States in the form of the RETAY Inertia Plus ™ shotgun action. The action comes standard in the RETAY Masai Mara series of shotguns that has been available in the United States since September 2017.    
The Masai Mara is a lightweight high performance semi-automatic recoil driven shotgun based on the original design by Bruno Civolani and features the Retay Inertia Plus ™ bolt system. Inertia Plus ™  is the world’s most advanced and refined kinetic energy driven rotating shotgun bolt design.
The Retay Inertia Plus System™  is capable of effectively cycling lightweight and low recoil shotgun shell loads as well as heavy hunting loads and eliminates misfires by ensuring the system’s rotating bolt locks into the battery with the chamber under all conditions, while at the same time preventing unintended disengagement.
The Inertia Plus System has been called “the first affordable, obvious, and substantial improvement to the Bruno Civolani action in 50 years”http://www.randywakeman.com/OntheRetayArmsInertiaPlusAction.htm
The Masai Mara is currently available in 12ga 2 ¾” – 3” in barrel lengths from 24” up to 30” and comes in several different finishes. MSRP for the Masai Mara starts at $799.00. Learn more at  www.retayusa.com

RETAY sees a bright future for it’s newly patented technology and plans to continue to develop new platforms that will utilize it. RETAY ARMS’  head of US operations Chris Handy states: “We are currently developing new and exciting firearm platforms that incorporate this fantastic innovation in reliability. As a company we know that reliability is the essence of any firearm and an innovation of this kind has far reaching implications across Military, Law Enforcement and Civilian sporting applications. We expect this will be a game changer in the firearms industry and will make possible new designs and open new markets for the company.  This is truly an exciting time to be a part of what RETAY ARMS is accomplishing!”

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

Paul Levy gives us an inside look on what’s new at Brownells. This week’s new product list includes the Czech Small Arms (CSA) VZ.58 in 7.62×39, the TNW Firearms Aero Survival Rifle (ASR) 9mm Rifle, which accepts Glock Magazines, the Bergara B-14 BMP (Bergara Match Precision) in .308 and the Lewis Machine & Tool SR-25 .308 Modular Weapons System (MWS) Sharpshooter lower receiver in .308. Be sure to subscribe and you’ll be the first to see what’s new each week. Learn more: http://www.brownellsvideos.com

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Back From EUROSATORY 2018 Just In Time For a Good Shoot the SHIT !

It’s Friday and I’m looking forward to logging some R&R. It’s also my first shoot the shit since returning from Eurosatory 2018. I’ve got to tell you that between SOFIC 2018 and Eurosatory 2018 I’ve been busier than a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest. All well worth the effort for personal enrichment and to bring readers some interesting information. Here’s a little morsel.


The Polish Army is getting a new rifle (about 53,000 2017-2020). The new 5.56mm carbine, initially designated MSBS-5.56 and renamed in 2017 to GROT C16FB-M1, developed and manufactured by Fabryka Broni part of the Polish Armament Group (PGZ), will be morphing into a civilian version designated .223 Remington GROT S16 FB-M1. The EU press has already reported on it and you can bet your bottom dollar that Fabryka Broni will have some on hand at SHOT SHOW 2019. My understanding is that the GROT S16 FB-M1 will be introduced with the Magpul MLOK architecture; however, it will not support the MAGPUL PMAG M3 magazine. Go figure! And, there’s more to come…

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GROT C16FB-M1 .223 Remington GROT S16 FB-M1

What’s happening in this country is an international embarrassment! To a great extent it’s we the voters with egg on our face. We’ve managed to elect Representatives and Senators that refuse to get behind the country, its citizens and problem solve. It’s disheartening to say the least, but its on us to change that with the upcoming midterm election. Democrats and Republicans alike need to clean house and focus on getting elected officials in office that will focus on accomplishing something positive for the country. Don’t even get me started on the jackasses in the media and entertainment industry. On the aggregate it’s a vulgar display of low class, hypocrisy and stupidity.

On a lighter note, we found out that Amazon and Marriott will be testing Alexa at select Marriott properties. Can you imagine Alexa, listing in on your moments of intimacy? I’d ask my significant other to start shouting “ oh baby that’s a biggy”, “did I take the whole thing?” Amazon assures us that any recorded conversations will be erased at the end of the day! Right, and honest to God I’ll respect you in the morning. The NSA may already be working on a hack and law enforcement will want to access audio to see if your shacking with a hooker.

Sadly, on Thursday we found out that Charles Krauthammer passed away. Those of you not familiar with Mr. Krauthammer should know that he was an intellectual’s intellectual and a prolific writer with the uncanny ability to reduce complex ideas to their least common denominator. A Pulitzer Price winner, Charles was a gem in an industry replete with crap. His passing is a great loss to a media that has grown increasingly mediocre. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and colleagues, Charles Krauthammer will be missed. R.I.P Charles.

As with all shoot the shits, participants don’t need to know anything about the topics and are free to make unsupported comments, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone you wish or change the subject altogether. Your alternative is to pay some jackass that studied psychology because they wanted to understand themselves $150+ per hour.

Have a great weekend! Be safe, and do spend some quality time with your buds and family.

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Texas Department of Public Safety Selects SIG SAUER P320

Newington, N.H. (June 18, 2018) – Today, SIG SAUER, Inc., announced the Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS) has integrated the SIG SAUER P320 as its official service firearm throughout its divisions.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is the statewide agency responsible for law enforcement and vehicle registration headquartered in Austin, Texas. The TXDPS is one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the country and is comprised of thirteen divisions including the Texas Highway Patrol, and the Texas Rangers.

“We are proud to continue our long-standing relationship with the Texas Department of Public Safety and honored that they have chosen the SIG SAUER P320 as their official service firearm,” began Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Vice President, Law Enforcement Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “The modularity and ability to customize the P320 pistol, combined with the ultimate in reliability and accuracy, made it the right choice for the diverse needs, across all divisions, for the Texas Department of Safety.”

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

The Texas Department of Public Safety will acquire 4,000 SIG SAUER P320 pistols for official service use throughout the TXDPS Highway Patrol, Criminal Investigations Divisions (CID), Aircraft Division, Executive Protection Bureau, Intelligence and Counterterrorism, Texas Rangers, SWAT, and Special Operations Group.

“To earn the confidence of such a highly revered law enforcement agency is truly a privilege for all of us within the SIG SAUER organization. We value and appreciate the opportunity to assist the men and women of the Texas Department of Public Safety in carrying out its mission – to protect and serve the citizens of Texas,” concluded Jankiewicz.

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Adaptive Tactical’s ‘Less Than Lethal Orange’ Remington 870 EX Performance Stock and Forend Set Receives Approval from NTOA Member Tested and Recommended Program


Nampa, Idaho (June 2018)Adaptive Tactical, LLC, manufacturers of innovative firearm stocks and accessories, is proud to announce its ‘Less Than Lethal Orange’ EX Performance Forend and Adjustable Stock for the Remington 870 was field-tested approved by the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Member Tested and Recommended Program (MTRP). The matching stock and forend set were tested by NTOA members in various parts of North America and rated on a scale of zero to five in a variety of categories such as design, performance and quality. The EX Stock and Forend Set received an approved passing score of 3.96 out of 5.

Both testers found installation to be very easy and appreciated the included forend wrench used to remove / replace the action rails of the Remington 870. Quality and Durability were rated very high by both evaluators, with the Alabama officer stating that his “initial observation of the Adaptive Tactical stock set was it appeared to be very well built and robust…the function and durability of the product is flawless, and the fact that it comes with a picatinny rail and multiple sling points is a big plus.”

Another common favorite feature was the recoil pad. “The thick rubber recoil pad was appreciated. The stock adjusted smoothly and did not break with repeated banging into concrete on its sides and butt, nor did it move from its selected position,” remarked the testing officer from Illinois. The Alabama officer agreed, stating “the recoil pad is thick, rubbery and provides a positive shouldering of the shotgun. The palm swell on the pistol grip is also ambidextrous and fills the hand well. The foregrip is robust and fills the hand well.”

The highly visible bright orange ‘Less Lethal Orange’ EX Performance Forend and Adjustable Stock easily marks the shotgun for use in ‘Less Lethal’ Law Enforcement applications. Optimized for law enforcement and tactical operations, the stock and forend come with a number of advanced design features. The forend features a two-inch Picatinny rail hidden under the nose cap. Once uncovered, it allows for the attaching of tactical accessories like lasers and lights. The stock and forend are made from high-impact, polymer construction and the stock has an oversized, extra strength adjustment pin, making it reliable and tough as nails. In addition to being tough, the adjustable stock has excellent ergonomics and comes with a pistol grip and includes an easy-to-reach rapid adjust lever for custom length-of-pull. The stock also includes an integrated QD swivel attachment and a molded-in non-rust standard sling swivel attachment for secure mounting to various sling systems. The stock has a nonslip vented rubber recoil pad which allows for maximum recoil absorption.


  • Designed for easy installation
  • Accessory rail concealed under forend nose cap
  • M4-style stock with pistol grip and adjustable length-of-pull
  • Integrated sling attachment points
  • Stock and Forend are molded in ‘less-lethal orange color’
  • Constructed of high impact polymer
  • Compatible with Remington 870 12-gauge pump shotguns
  • MSRP: $129.99 (Dealer & Agency Pricing Available upon request)

The NTOA MTRP, formed in 2003, has seen more than 2,000 products tested by its members in real world situations. Results of these tests are shared with the law enforcement community in NTOA’s magazine, The Tactical Edge, its online database and eNewsletter. The NTOA MTRP is designed as a service to assist the association’s membership in selecting the best products available to the tactical community.

Volume agency pricing available. For information, please call 208-442-8000 or emailsales@adaptivetactical.com. Test and Evaluation samples are also available with formal request.

For more information on Adaptive Tactical, visit www.adaptivetactical.com or “Like” us on Facebook and “Follow” us on Instagram.

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Shell Shock Technologies Sponsored Shooter John Vlieger wins High Overall

Vlieger wins High Overall title at the 2018 USPSA Michigan Sectional Championship held in Utica, Michigan, June 15 – 17, 2018.

Westport, Conn. (June2018) – Shell Shock Technologies, LLC., an early stage technology and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry, is pleased to announce its sponsored shooter John Vlieger won High Overall at the 2018 USPSA Michigan Sectional Championshipat the Detroit Sportsmen’s Congress in Utica, Michigan, held June 15 – 17, 2018. Vlieger finished with 1196.4947 match points and a time of 115.44.

“My Shell Shock Technologies NAS3 cases withstood the test of grueling match conditions once again. The temperature peaked at over 95 degrees and even with the sweat, dust and heat, my gear kept running. I’m so glad to be able to take home the win and to have a company like Shell Shock Technologies behind me,” commented Vlieger.

Vlieger has fired over 15,000 rounds of ammunition with Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 cases since becoming sponsored in 2017 and plans to continue using it.

Vlieger can be seen competing next at the Ryan Rocks Charity Blast in Brighton, Michigan, July 6 – 9, 2018.

About Shell Shock’s NAS

3 Cases:

Shell Shock’s NAS3 9mm cases are 50 percent lighter than brass cases, offer greater lubricity and will not abrade, clog, foul, wear-out or damage breach and ejector mechanisms. The cases offer greater corrosion resistance, tensile strength (2x stronger) and elasticity than brass. NAS3 cases will not split, chip, crack or grow (stretch) and are fully reloadable (using S3 Reload dies) and can be reloaded many more times than brass cases. NAS3 cases have been tested successfully by customers to pressures over 70k psi. NAS3 cases can be picked up with a magnet. The head can be colored for branding purposes and easy load identification.

NAS3 is “Best in Class” for maintaining consistent velocity between rounds. In an independent test performed by H.P. White Laboratory (a major munitions testing facility), rounds fired using NAS3 cases achieved a velocity standard deviation of 0.093 FPS (124-grain FMJ bullet, 4.2 grains Titegroup powder, 10 rounds, extreme variation 3fps).

To learn more about Shell Shock’s revolutionary technology, visitwww.shellshocktech.com.

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IDENTILOCK® Participates in the 2018 Personal Defense Network™ (PDN) Training Tour $20K Giveaway

Starting June 18 through July 31, PDN will be offering four different prize packages celebrating the spirit of the PDN Training Tour, a series of no-nonsense, defensive training classes offered across the country.

Detroit, Mich. (June 2018) – IDENTILOCK® is proud to support the 2018 Personal Defense Network™ (PDN) Training Tour in their $20,000 prize package giveaway. The PDN Training Tour, spearheaded by PDN’s Executive Director, Rob Pincus, and a cadre of professional instructors and contributors, tours the nation providing defensive training classes starting in the spring and running all through the summer.

IDENTILOCK’s biometric fingerprint trigger lock is among the accessories in each of the four prize packages. Each package allows the randomly chosen winner to build their own personal defense network from the ground up. All four prize packages include a Gold Membership to PDN plus a sponsored handgun, lights, optics, holsters, security equipment, rifle accessories and plenty more.

“PDN takes their core mission of personal defense and safety on the road every year to give customers access to the leading authorities on firearms training and self-defense,” Omer Kiyani, founder and president of IDENTILOCK, explained. “Whether you are a beginner or a professional, the take-away from any PDN class is preparedness and safety, the same two fundamental principals guiding IDENTILOCK’s mission. We are honored to work with PDN and support our joint commitment to responsible firearms ownership.”

Unlike traditional firearms safes or security systems, the IDENTILOCK trigger lock allows the user to place the primary personal defense handgun in easy access if the need arises without worrying about unauthorized individuals operating it. Placed in a nightstand, briefcase, car or purse, the firearm is securely locked until the owner-operator, places a finger on the 360-degree reader, which, in seconds, releases the trigger lock making the gun ready.

Entry into the 2018 PDN Training Tour $20K Giveaway, starting June 18 – July 31, 2018, can be found on www.pdntourgiveaway.com and www.gunsafes.com. To participate in the giveaway, entrants must complete a contact form and be of 21 years of age. Other stipulations are also required and can be found here. This giveaway is held in conjunction with Brand Avalanche Media.

For more on IDENTILOCK and to sign up for their email newsletter featuring exclusive news and offers, visit https://getidentilock.com. Available online and at Amazon,Brownell’s, Zanders and Optics Planet.

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Sneak Preview: Walther Arms PPS M2 RMSC


For 2018 Walther Arms introduced a 9mm subcompact pistol designated PPS M2, and along with that offering, the company included a limited quantity of the PPS M2 equipped with the British RMS Shield red dot sight. In doing so, Walther created a tremendous value proposition. If you are fortunate enough to find one, you not only get the customary Walther quality and ergonomics but you also have an already machine slide and a quality red dot sight. We’ll give you all of the salient details in our late July 2018 review.

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With the introduction of the Protac HL-5X, Streamlight expanded its Protac line to include extremely high output professional grade illumination tools. The TEN-TAP feature allows the customization need by the operator to meet any number of demanding conditions. The rechargeable design ensures that the light is powered to its optimum operational capabilities. It’s unquestionable that Streamlight had the law enforcement officer or professional security guard in mind when they designed the Protac HL-5X. Dollar for Dollar it’s among the best professional illumination tools you can have in your kit.

Read my review…

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Arsenal Suppressor By GEMTECH


Arsenal Suppressor

Arsenal, Inc. compact titanium 7.62mm quick mount suppressor, 19.5 oz.,  7.5”,  includes one 14x1mm LH and one 24×1.5 mm RH quick adaptors,  manufactured exclusively for Arsenal by Gemtech. Full-auto rated.

LIMITED WARRANTY:  GEMTECH warrants to the initial retail purchase  her that GEMTECH products will be free of defects in workmanship or  material and that the product meets manufacturing specifications at the  time of manufacture. This warranty is limited to the repair or  replacement of the product. This express limited warranty is exclusive  and no other express or implied warranty is otherwise provided. GEMTECH  MAKES NO WARRANTY OF MERCHANT ABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR  PURPOSE.

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Big Horn Armory AR500 in 500 Auto Max

The most powerful AR on the planet in 500 Auto Max available for big game hunters and law enforcement alike.

Cody, Wyo. (June 2018) – Big Horn Armory, makers of big-bore firearms, introduced their latest big bore gun in a completely different platform from their other models earlier this year: the AR platform. The Big Horn Armory AR500 in 500 Auto Max is available to big game hunters, big bore aficionados and law enforcement.

The gas operated AR500 was designed and produced by Big Horn Armory in the USA and is based on a DPMS style AR 308. The lightweight aluminum receiver features grooves cut into the front of the mag well for a confident grip and additional grooves in the front of the trigger to allow a finger rest while not firing. All steel parts have been salt-bath nitrite finished for corrosion resistance.

“All we do at Big Horn Armory is design and make big bore guns,” Greg Buchel, president of Big Horn Armory, said. “Using the 500 S&W magnum cartridge as our springboard, we wanted to bring back the concept of hunting using big bore cartridges for the simple reason it puts game down immediately, regardless of the bullet’s construction or speed. As hunters ourselves, our goal is to bring game down efficiently and ethically.”

The 500 Auto Max was developed by Big Horn Armory using a 500 S&W rimless straight walled casing. With a variety of loads available, the 500 Auto Max can exceed 4,000 FPE easily, making it the choice for Dangerous Game, world-wide.

The AR500’s precision machined stainless steel barrels are surface hardened to Rc82 with Big Horn Armory’s Nitride process for consistent downrange performance and in-the-field dependability. The 18-inch barrel is threaded at a ¾-inch x 28 TPI, standard for most 50 caliber muzzle devices and ships with a standard flash suppressor.

Big Horn Armory’s 500 Auto Max is a rimless version of the 500 S&W with the same ballistics. It is capable of feeding and firing any .500 diameter bullet between 200 and 700 grains. The AR500 has an adjustable gas block to allow the user to run sub sonic loads using a suppressor. 500 Auto Max ammunition is currently shipping from Buffalo Bore and Underwood Ammo. It is also available at Midway USA.

The Big Horn Armory AR500 rifle is capable of taking any big game animal. For law enforcement or military use, the AR500 is the ultimate checkpoint duty rifle replacing the .50 Beowulf, or CQC rifle in a short barrel configuration, or as a powerful breaching weapon capable of clearing any obstruction, including bullet proof glass.

Big Horn Armory AR500 Specifications:

  • Caliber: 500 Auto Max
  • Rate of Twist: 1 in 24
  • Barrel Length: 18 inches
  • Muzzle: Threaded
  • Crown: Recessed
  • Butt Stock: Adaptive Tactical EX Performance M4-style stock of high-impact polymer, collapsible and adjustable
  • Fore end: MLOK with full Picatinny rail
  • Action Materials: 7075 Aluminum hard anodized
  • Metal Finishes: Hunter Black Nitride on SS parts
  • Swing Swivel Mounts: Integral front and rear
  • Mag Capacity: 5
  • Length of Pull: Adjustable
  • Overall Length: Varies
  • Weight: 9.55 lbs.
  • MSRP: $1,999.00

For more on Big Horn Armory, visit www.bighornarmory.com

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Trailblazer® Firearms Adds Hicks Inc. as New Distributor

A leading, national wholesale distributor for outdoor equipment, Hicks, Inc. is now distributing the pocket-sized, folding .22LR LifeCard® pistol

Asheville, N.C. (June 2018)Trailblazer® Firearms, makers of the smallest folding .22LR pistol, proudly announce it has signed Hicks, Inc. as a wholesale distributor for the LifeCard® folding, single-action .22LR pistol. The diminutive pistol, launched last year, has superseded sales expectations. Public demand across the country for the pocket-sized pistol has necessitated the move to grow Trailblazer Firearms’ distribution network.

“Hicks Inc. has an outstanding reputation in the firearms industry for superb retailer service,” Aaron Voigt, founder and president of Trailblazer Firearms, said. “We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Hicks Inc. and know that their professional staff will not only take care of us, but our end users, as well.”

Chris Johnson, buyer for Hicks Inc., also commented, “The LifeCard is a perfect little EDC for individuals wanting something that they can easily and inconspicuously carry in a pocket or carry in a tackle box, backpack, purse or survival kit. Our retailers are eager to fill the demand for this little pistol.”

Trailblazer Firearms Specifications:


  • Caliber: .22LR
  • Action: Single Shot
  • Weight: 7 ounces
  • Length (closed): 3.375 inches
  • Height (closed): 2.125 inches
  • Thickness: 0.5 inches
  • Materials: 4140 pre-hardened steel (barrel, bolt, trigger)
  • Frame/Handle: 100 percent machined aluminum
  • Finish: Isonite® corrosion resistant and hard coat anodized aluminum
  • Safety: Will not fire when closed
  • MSRP: $399.00

For more information on Trailblazer Firearms, visit www.trailblazerfirearms.com

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Ammunition Depot Grab-and-Go Tactical Sling Packs

Ammunition Depot Tactical Sling Packs come pre-loaded with a variety of ammo choices for anytime you need to grab and go!

Boca Raton, Fla. (June 2018)Ammunition Depot introduces their Tactical Sling Pack, combining a rugged sling pack with a variety of ammunition choices for that grab and go situation. The sling packs can be easily slung over a shoulder or used as a pouch. The large zippered section features two internal pockets and the small zippered section with one internal pocket. A hook and loop patch on the front is perfect for placing patches and 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 sling pack measures 11″ H x 8″ W x 2″ D. The Tactical Sling Pack is available in Black, Coyote Tan and OD Green, Black Python and ACU.

“Our customers are busy people and when you ask them what they like about Ammunition Depot, besides the great service, pricing and variety, it’s convenience,” Scott Blick, managing partner of Ammunition Depot, explained. “Choose your favorite round and we’ll do the rest. We’ll pre-pack it in a convenient rugged tactical sling pack so all you have to do is grab your sling pack and hit the range. The pricing is so affordable, why just order one when you can have different packs already preloaded with different calibers?”

Whether its boxed or bagged ammo, Ammunition Depot’s Tactical Sling Pack stuffs each pack with your choice of .223, .380, .45 ACP, 9MM or 5.56 rounds for under $100 a pack. Summer is here, spend your time on the range instead of loading your ammo carriers.

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Savage Introduces New Lineup of High-Performance 110 Tactical with AccuFit System



WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – June 14, 2018 – When the stakes are high, settle for nothing less than the extreme precision, unflinching performance and industry-leading adaptability of the new Savage 110 Tactical. Caliber options include 308 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor and 6mm Creedmoor. Shipments of these firearms are currently being delivered to dealers.
The 110 Tactical’s revolutionary AccuFit system lets tactical and competitive shooters perfectly customize comb height and length-of-pull for the utmost consistency in all situations, while the user-adjustable AccuTrigger provides a light, crisp pull.
Together with the AccuStock, which secures the action three-dimensionally along its entire length, the 110 Tactical provides the fit and function of a custom rifle—right out of the box. It also features a suppressor-ready threaded barrel, a one-piece scope rail and 10-round detachable box magazine. Available in right- and left-hand models.
Features & Benefits
• AccuFit system lets shooters quickly adjust comb height and length-of-pull
• User-adjustable AccuTrigger
• AccuStock rail system secures the action three-dimensionally along its entire length
• Detachable 10-round Magpul AICS magazine
• Threaded heavy barrel with end cap
• 20 MOA EGW rail
• Gray or Desert Tan synthetic stock
• New Model 110 design and ergonomics
• Tactical oversized bolt handle
Part No. / Description / MSRP
110 Tactical (Gray)
57006 / 308 Win., 20-inch barrel / $784
57007 / 308 Win., 24-inch barrel / $784
57232 / 6.5 Creedmoor, 24-inch barrel / $784
110 Tactical LH (Left-Hand)
57009 / 308 Win., 24-inch barrel / $784
110 Tactical Desert (Desert Tan)
57008 / 6.5 Creedmoor, 24-inch barrel / $769
57137 / 6mm Creedmoor, 26-inch barrel / $769
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Tampa Police Department Replaces Official Duty Pistol with SIG SAUER P320

Image result for P320Newington, N.H. (June 11, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc., is pleased to announce the Tampa Police Department will replace their official duty pistol from the Smith & Wesson M&P, to the SIG SAUER P320. The Tampa Police Department has over 1,000 sworn officers, covering three districts that encompass the entire municipality of Tampa, Florida.

“SIG SAUER is honored to earn the trust of the men and women of the Tampa Police Department through their selection of the P320 pistol as their official duty pistol,” began Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Vice president, Law Enforcement Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “The modularity of the P320, with its ability to select grip size, combined with the proven reliability, accuracy, and safety of the firearm made it the right choice for this diverse group of officers.”

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

The Tampa Police Department will acquire 1,375, P320 pistols to replace their current Smith & Wesson M&P’s as the approved official duty pistol.

“We here at SIG SAUER are very proud to gain the confidence of the Tampa PD and assist them in safely carrying out their department’s mission – to reduce crime and enhance the quality of life through a cooperative partnership with all citizens,” concluded Jankiewicz.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, Advanced Sport Pellet (ASP) airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with bar-setting 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, and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland. For more information about the company and product line visit:


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Morphix Technologies Exhibiting at 2018 National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) Conference & Exposition

Morphix Technologies® will be displaying its TraceX® Explosive Detection Kit and Chameleon® Chemical Detection Armband at Booth #807 in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 15 – 19, 2018.

Virginia Beach, Va. (June 2018)Morphix Technologies®, an innovator in the science of detection devices for dangerous chemicals, will be exhibiting at the 2018 National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) Conference & Exposition, June 15 – 19, 2018 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Morphix Technologies will be exhibiting its TraceX® Explosive Detection Kit and its Chameleon® Chemical Detection Armband at Booth #807.

“The NSA Conference & Exposition is the place to exhibit if you are looking to reach the buying power of the nation’s sheriffs. We know our products have an immediate interest with NSA’s membership and to the conference attendees. We are looking forward to making valuable contacts and developing relationships with all those who attend the conference,” commented Kimberly Pricenski, vice president of sales and marketing for Morphix Technologies.

TraceX Explosive Detection Kit

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

Chameleon Chemical Detection Armband

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

The NSA Annual Conference and Exhibition is one of the largest of its kind and displays products and equipment relevant to every facet of police work, jails, prisoner transport and courtroom security. Exhibitors contribute a large measure to the overall success of the conference. There are also over 60 seminars and workshops covering all aspects of the duties and responsibilities for sheriffs’ offices, including, but not limited to, law enforcement, jail operations, service of process, transportation of prisoners and court and judicial security.

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

Visit the website at www.morphtec.com to learn more

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Fechheimer Brothers Company, a global leader in the design and manufacture of uniform and lifestyle apparel and gear, has been named the 2017 Supplier of the Year by Curtis Blue Line. Supplying Curtis Blue Line with products from both of their premier brands, Flying Cross and Vertx®, Fechheimer partners with one of the nation’s largest distributors of police wear and tactical gear. This recognition marks the second consecutive year Curtis Blue Line has named Fechheimer Brothers Company as their Supplier of the Year. Read More…


Vertx is a premier tactical and outdoor brand for the modern day prepared professional. Vertx designs world-class apparel, bags and packs that are created by best-in-class designers to combine a low visual profile with superior functionality. Since its inception in 2009, Vertx has earned trust among the nation’s top operators for exceptional performance, fit and durability. Vertx is a brand of Fechheimer, a Berkshire Hathaway Company.

About Flying Cross

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


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Jacksonville, Arkansas Police Department Transitions to SIG SAUER P320

Newington, N.H. (June 14, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc., is pleased to announce the Jacksonville, Arkansas Police Department has transitioned to the SIG SAUER P320 as their official duty firearm. The Jacksonville Police Department has a complement of 56 sworn officers protecting nearly 30,000 citizens.

“We are extremely pleased with our decision to transition to the SIG SAUER P320 as our official duty firearm,” commented Lt. Brett Hibbs, Support Services Division, Jacksonville Police Department. “All of our officers have completed the training and instruction process with the new pistol and we’ve found, overwhelmingly, that the P320 has made them more proficient shooters due to the ability for the officers to choose their preferred grip size, the smooth trigger, and ambidextrous controls.”

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

“We are honored that the Jacksonville Police Department has chosen the P320 as the official duty firearm to assist its complement of officers carry out their mission – to protect the property and lives of its citizens for a better Jacksonville,” said Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Vice President, Law Enforcement Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “SIG SAUER’s commitment to the entire law enforcement community is to provide them with superior firearms to protect and serve their communities, and the superiority of the P320 exemplifies this commitment.”

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


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