Expeditionary Warfare Conference coming to Annapolis Oct. 24-26

Show addresses challenges of distributed operations of the Joint and Naval Force in a more contested warfighting environment. With that, we are pleased to team with the Mine Warfare Association. An optional, classified session at Northrop Grumman’s Annapolis offices also will be part of this event.

image001ARLINGTON, VA – Press registration now is open online for the 22nd annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference, Oct. 24-26, at the Westin Annapolis in Maryland, the National Defense Industrial Association announces. (http://www.ndia.org/events/2017/10/24/ewc17/registration)

This premier event will take place in Annapolis, giving defense and industry leaders, professionals, and government a venue close to Washington to meet and address challenges in the deployment, operations and sustainment of expeditionary forces, said retired Navy Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris. He is chairman of NDIA’s Expeditionary Warfare Division and vice president for the defense market at the Logistics Management Institute (LMI), a 56-year-old, not-for-profit government consulting firm.

This year, NDIA has partnered with the Mine Warfare Association for a session on the first day about aspects of mine warfare: design, countermeasures, de-mining and remediation of areas, unexploded ordnance and hazardous chemical, biological, and radiological materials.

Joining with the Mine Warfare Association “allows us to really look at the full spectrum of expeditionary challenges in an ever more contested operational environment,” Harris said. Expeditionary warfare is a central element of the Joint Concept for Access and Maneuver in the Global Commons (JAM-GC), he said, an initiative that followed the Air-Sea Battle operational concept.

“Expeditionary operations are essential and cover the full spectrum of military operations, whether you’re talking about disaster relief as we see in the Caribbean today, combat operations in support of Fifth Fleet, and obviously in support of Western Pacific (WESTPAC) operations,” Harris said.

This year’s session topics include current operations, mine warfare, capabilities development and acquisition, expeditionary logistics integration, and the challenges that resource sponsors have in addressing this aspect of warfare.

We’re honored to have many experts as keynote speakers, including:

  • · Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Brian Beaudreault, deputy commandant of plans, policies and operations
  • · Marine Corps Maj. Gen. David Coffman, director of the Expeditionary Warfare Division
  • · Marine Corps Major Gen. Vincent Coglianese, assistant deputy commander for installations and logistics
  • · Thomas Dee, acting undersecretary of the Navy
  • · Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Francis Donovan, commanding general of Fifth Marine Expeditionary Brigade, and commander of Task Force-51
  • · Kristin French, principal deputy assistant secretary of Defense and acting assistant secretary of Defense for logistics and materiel readiness
  • · Marine Corps Lt. Gen Robert Hedelund, commanding general of II Marine Expeditionary Force
  • · Navy Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for operations, plans and strategy
  • · Retired Navy Vice Adm. John Miller, The Fozzie Miller Group LLC
  • · Navy Rear Adm. John Neagley, program executive officer of littoral combat ships
  • · Navy Rear Adm. Peter Stamatopoulos, director of supply, ordnance and logistics operations division under the chief of Naval Operations
  • · William Williford, executive director of Marine Corps Systems Command
  • For more information, to see the agenda, and to register, visit the conference webpage: www.NDIA.org/EWC.
  • For specific media questions, contact Evamarie Socha at esocha@ndia.org or (703) 472-3806.
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Our Letter To Jimmy Kimmel


Dear Jimmy,

The only reason I write today is because, unlike several of your counterparts, I believe you have a measurable I.Q. I share your shock and disappointment with the events of 1 October in Las Vegas. The loss of innocent life at the hands of a genetic defect is tragic, but your call for more gun control is flawed. I’m not going to rehash the true and common argument that no additional gun laws would have prevented Stephen Paddock from carrying out his heinous act. My argument is simpler and grounded in an economics principle that we know as substitution.

Tighter gun laws, assault weapon bans, ammunition restrictions, accessory restrictions will solve nothing. Evil, violence and hatred are human behaviors and in the absence of a firearm a human will find a way to express their violence and hatred. When a gun is inaccessible or unavailable, a perpetrator will use a vehicle, a knife, Molotov cocktail or any other device that he or she can gain access to or construct, this is substitution, and France, UK, Brussels and Madrid are living proof of that concept. Jimmy, when you are hungry at a ball game and they’re out of burgers you’ll eat a hot dog. So, unless you can figure out a way to implant a cranio-rectal or cranio-vaginal short circuit detector at birth, gun control will prevent nothing. I don’t think you’re ready to accept mass murder by truck as being o.k., are you?

I close by expressing my sincere hope that your shock over the Las Vegas tragedy is more than pandering to a mutual admiration society, or opportunism, but rather a genuine condemnation backed by a sizeable cash donation to aid the families of victims.

Warmest Regards,


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Streamlight ProTac HL-X Handheld Tactical Illumination


The ProTac HL-X light, from one of the nation’s leading suppliers of tactical lighting, underwent real world testing in high winds, pouring rain and partial submersion courtesy of IRMA. The ProTac HL-X came through like a champ, illuminating the way through a horrendous natural disaster. You’ll definitely want to add one to your kit.

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Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 Casings Used in New Ammunition Line, NovX Ammunition

NovX Ammunition, featuring Shell Shock Technologies’ casings, is lighter, faster, flies flatter and with less recoil.

Westport, Conn. (October 2017) – Shell Shock Technologies, LLC., an early stage technology and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition  industry, announces that NovX Ammunition has introduced the most effective, lethal combination of bullet technology in more than a century with the introduction of its 9mm ammunition featuring Shell Shock Technologies’ revolutionary NAS3 casings.

NovX’s new patent-pending 9mm ARX® Engagement: Extreme Self-Defense cartridges combine the innovative properties of a polycarbonate/copper ARX bullet with the Shell Shock Technologies NAS3 casing. The bullet design is a proven platform that leads to highly efficient energy transfer, superior terminal performance, controlled penetration in fluid-based targets and optimum maximum range to lessen the chance of collateral damage. The ammunition produces 20 to 30 percent higher velocity over standard ammunition while reducing felt recoil by 20 to 30 percent and providing a 40 to 60 percent weight reduction versus standard ammunition.

The NovX 9mm RNP® CrossTrainer was developed in conjunction with the 9mm ARX Engagement cartridge utilizing the Shell Shock Technologies NAS3 casing combined with the round nose projectile bullet instead of the ARX profile. With nearly identical weights and velocities as the 9mm ARX Engagement round, the RNP CrossTrainer is an excellent choice for training, competition and recreational shooting.

“We are truly excited and proud to have our casings be part of the launch of the NovX ammunition line. With a bullet that is lighter, faster and flies flatter, combined with lower recoil, NovX seems poised to set the ammo world on fire,” said Craig Knight, CEO of Shell Shock Technologies.

View NovX Ammunition is action below:

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Firefield Speedstrike Lasers

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – When seconds count, whether your life is on the line or you’re down to the wire in a shooting competition, Firefield Speedstrike laser sights provide quick target acquisition when you need it most. With the option of red (FF25010) or green (FF25011) laser, you can light up your target with your preference of laser color.

Ideal for home defense and night shooting, Firefield Speedstrikes were designed to improve upon popular laser sights on the market with more responsive adjustments, a brighter, tighter laser dot and a more compact body style. The Speedstrike’s unique modular mount allows for numerous accessory options and enables shooters to attach the laser in a way that optimizes their setup and works perfectly in conjunction with their firearm’s rail. Hand adjustments allow windage and elevation to be tweaked without tools. While able to operate via push button, both laser sights also come standard with a responsive tactile button for swift activation, so you can focus on the important part – aiming the gun.

Effective up to 50 yards during the day and an impressive 300 yards at night, both Speedstrike models run off a single CR123 battery and can withstand up to .308 caliber recoil. Constructed of aluminum, these lasers are lightweight, yet durable and IP55 water resistant. Speedstrike lasers include battery, pressure pad and push button.

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Team GLOCK Dominates in USPSA & IDPA Nationals

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SMYRNA, GA. – Oct 4, 2017 Members of Team GLOCK competed in back-to-back national competitions this past week and took home big wins.

At the IDPA US National Championship on September 26th and September 27th in Cresson, Texas, team Captain Shane Coley and the team’s newest member Ashley Rheuark both took home national titles.  “Competition was tough and stages were challenging” said Coley. The two competed against 103 shooters in the Enhanced Service Pistol (ESP) Division using the GLOCK 34.  Coley won the title of National Champion and Rheuark won the title of Lady National Champion and placed 3rd overall.

Coley and Rheuark then met up with fellow teammate Michelle Viscusi for the USPSA Iron Sight Nationals in St. George, Utah, September 29th through October 1st. The team competed over the 3 day period with 6 stages per day.  “The match was extremely tough with partial targets, long shots, technical positions and mentally challenging movements,” said Coley.  “The competition was stiff.  The best in the world showed up and it came down to the very last stage.”

Coley competed against 254 shooters to emerge as the Limited National Champion.  Rheuark competed against 230 shooters in the Production Division and earned the title of Production Lady National Champion.  Viscusi competed in the Limited 10 Division against 41 competitors and took 2nd Lady in her division.

“This was a big win for the team and a big win for GLOCK” said GLOCK Vice President Josh Dorsey.  “We are proud of how these athletes competed and of the dedication and commitment they put into their training to get here.  This great accomplishment showcases the talent of this team and continues to prove that the reliability and practicality of the GLOCK pistol dominates in shooting sports.”

To learn more about Team GLOCK, GLOCK corporate social responsibility and other news, visit https://us.glock.com/news.

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The best $16.95 you’ll ever spend on your iPhone!

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Steyr Arms Announces End-of-Year Cash-Rebate Program


BESSEMER, Ala. (Oct. 3, 2017) — The Steyr Arms Fall/Winter Consumer Rebate Program has begun and will provide customers cash rebates of $50 to $1,000 for select Steyr and Merkel firearms purchased between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2017.

Steyr Arms is offering a $50 rebate on any Steyr pistols (including the new RFP rimfire pistol); $100 rebate on any Pro THB, Scout Rifle (excluding the Scout RFR), AUG or STG77; $300 rebate on any HS .50 or HS .50 M1 rifle; and $400 rebate on any SSG 08 model. Steyr Arms, the exclusive U.S. importer for Merkel firearms, is also offering a $150 rebate on any Merkel K3 Package, which includes a Swarovski Optic and mount; a $200 rebate on any 40E shotgun; a $300 rebate on any RX Helix rifle; and a $1,000 rebate on any Merkel Double Rifle that is available in stock.

To receive the cash-back rebate, simply purchase a qualifying firearm within the October 1-December 31, 2017 time frame, download and fill out the rebate form which can be found at http://steyrarms.com/rebate/, and mail it with a copy of the original dated sales receipt to: Steyr/Merkel Fall/Winter Rebate, SY17-3806, P.O. Box 472, Scottsdale, AZ 85252-0472. Mail-in forms must be postmarked by Jan. 31, 2018. To check the status of a rebate, please visit www.rapid-rebates.com or call (800) 619-4703. A rebate check will be received within six to eight weeks of submission.

This cash rebate is only applicable to retail transactions of new rifles, and it cannot be combined with Steyr Arms’ Law Enforcement and Military Sales Program or any other special offer. This rebate is void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law.

In addition to the rebate offer, Steyr Arms has also posted substantial sale prices for a selection of hunting rifles on its website. Steyr’s venerable Pro Hunter is on sale for $699. The CL II rifle is $1,899, and synthetic-stocked CL II SX is $1,499. The SM 12 is now $1,999, and the SM 12 SX is $1,699. The rebate program is not applicable to these sale items.

Visit the Steyr website at steyrarms.com for more information and to sign up for the Steyr Arms Newsletter for the latest news and exclusive deals from the company.

Established in 1864, Steyr Mannlicher, GmbH, is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious firearms manufacturers. Steyr’s comprehensive lines of premium hunting rifles and precision sporting and tactical firearms are technically mature, and their subtle elegance also communicates the harmony between appearance and substance. Steyr’s legendary SBS actions and cold-hammer-forged barrels are distinctive and unparalleled. Steyr Arms is the subsidiary headquarters of Steyr Mannlicher in the U.S. For more information, contact Steyr Arms at 2530 Morgan Rd., Bessemer, AL 35022; call (205) 417-8644; or visit www.steyrarms.com.

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TNVC Announces November Nightfighter Armed Professional Class

Nightfighter: Armed Professional is an advanced night vision training class that builds off the students’ existing skillset, and moves them into the realm of operational procedures.  This class is designed for the Law Enforcement Professional, Warfighter, and Security Operative, focusing on TTP and SOP.

Nightfighter: Armed Professional covers on and off-campus training in real world venues.  Students will engage in shooting, movement, and communication exercises designed to enhance their nighttime operational success and safety. 

Please send all inquiries to: training@tnvc.com

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Parabon® Fx™ Next-Gen Forensic Analysis Platform Unveiled at the International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI)

New Software Environment Provides Seamless Integration and Use of Emerging Forensic Analysis Tools


Reston, Va. (3 October 2017) – Today, at the 28th International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI),Parabon® NanoLabs (Parabon) announced the 2018 release of the Parabon® Fx forensic analysis platform, a revolutionary new software solution for forensic analysis of DNA and other large-scale “omics” data.  From targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS) for identity matching to whole-genome SNP microarray panels for ancestry and phenotype determination, the Fx platform offers a powerful yet user-friendly environment for importing, storing, analyzing and reporting on complex forensic datasets.  Fx is vendor agnostic, allowing raw data to be imported from virtually any forensic instrument, and its extensible plugin architecture enables a wide collection of forensic apps to interoperate seamlessly under a consistent user interface.

Fx is being developed in collaboration with the Center for Human Identification (CHI) at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC).  Analytical tools such as STRait Razor and mitoSAVE, both developed at UNTHSC, will be deployed as Fx plugins with the initial release of the platform.  “As forensic labs begin to embrace DNA sequencing and SNP genotyping, analysts are faced with a dizzying array of complex instruments, protocols and analyses, most of which are new and challenging.” said CHI Director and forensic DNA expert Bruce Budowle.  “By integrating these technologies under a common software platform, we hope to facilitate the transition of NGS to the operational forensic laboratory.”

Parabon’s CEO, Steven Armentrout, believes that Fx’s intuitive user interface and powerful integration features will eliminate the friction that comes with acquiring, installing, integrating, and using emerging forensic apps.  “Think of how empowering mobile platforms and integrated app stores were to early users of smartphones.  They made highly complex software applications accessible and easy to use.  Fx aims to do the same for next-gen forensic analysis applications, allowing them to run on lab computers through a browser interface.”  He added, “Fx will initially enable analysis of STRs, SNPs, and mitochondrial DNA from any NGS platform, as well as Snapshot® DNA phenotyping with SNP genotyping data, but by working with third-party forensics companies, plugins for virtually any type of analysis can be developed for data types not yet even contemplated.”

The Fx platform is based upon work supported by the US Army Research Office, The Washington Headquarters Services Acquisition Directorate and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Emerging Capabilities and Prototyping under Contract No. W911NF-16-C-0085.  Any opinions, findings and conclusions, or recommendations expressed herein are those of Parabon and do not necessarily reflect the views of US Army Research Office, The Washington Headquarters Services Acquisition Directorate or the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Emerging Capabilities and Prototyping.

Parabon is exhibiting in booth 410 at the ISHI symposium, which is being held 2-5 October 2017 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.

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All-American NCAA Rifle Competitor and Marketing MBA Graduate, Brent Books Promoted to Sales and Marketing Manager at Creedmoor Sports

Books shares his passion for competitive shooting and marketing skill set to grow the Creedmoor Sports brand.

Anniston, Ala. (October 2017)Creedmoor Sports, the precision shooting products manufacturer and supplier, is excited to announce the promotion of Brent Books to Sales and Marketing Manager.

“We are very excited to have Brent lead the Sales and Marketing efforts for our expanding line of precision rifle products. Brent brings a unique skill set to our team by being both a National level shooter and a business background. The passion Brent brings to our commitment of being the leader for all things Precision Rifle related is second to none,” says Creedmoor President and CEO Greg Kantorovich.

Brent Books was an All-American NCAA rifle competitor and president of the American Marketing Association at Jacksonville State University where he completed his bachelor’s degree in marketing. While completing the MBA program at JSU, Brent has worked with Creedmoor Sports and as the assistant coach for the JSU Rifle Team.

“We’re going to continue with the momentum we’ve built this year. We’re coming up with new products and ideas every day and we no longer just a Highpower competition company. We’ve got something for everyone, precision shooting related. We’ve expanded our reloading, cleaning, rimfire, air rifle, and precision rifle lines and manufacturing more products than ever right here in Anniston, Alabama. What separates Creedmoor Sports from the other guys is our team of experienced shooters and staff who have built relationships with our customers. With the launch of our creedmoorinfozone.com, we’re going to get as much informational content out there and hope to promote and grow the shooting sports through videos and articles,” Brent Books added.

Brent has many years of competitive shooting experience across several different disciplines. He competed at the Division I collegiate level for air rifle and smallbore, but also enjoys Highpower, USPSA, tactical rifle, and Steel Challenge competition. Brent’s been representing Creedmoor at the National Matches at Camp Perry for the last two years and attends many other CMP, JROTC, NCAA, and USA Shooting events.

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Brownells Releases Custom Slides For Glock® Pistols


Grinnell, Iowa – Brownells has expanded the menu for pistol customization enthusiasts, releasing unique drop-in slides for popular models of Glock® handguns.

Made to fit Gen3 frames in both Glock® 17/22 and Glock® 19/23 sizes, Brownells Glock® slides are easy to rack and “press check” and also allow the user the option of adding an electronic sight.

Perfect for both stock Glocks and custom builds, the Brownells slides fit the Polymer80 80% Glock® frames, also available at Brownells.

The slides feature special serrations and cuts, and come with the choice of a slot for a Trijicon RMR or similar sight. Some slides have a window cut in the top to aid cooling, enhance appearance and lighten the gun.

Brownells Glock Slide

Machined out of stainless steel, the slides have a tough Nitride coating that resists heat, wear and abrasion. The slides are stripped, and will require additional parts to complete.

Brownells slides for Gen3 Glock® include:

To see all of the Brownells Glock® slides, click here.

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HENSOLDT Delivers Fire Control Sight for shoulder-launched RGW 90 LRMP Weapon to German Special Forces

2011 Special Forces in Action RGW 90 with FCS macro landscape

Würgendorf, Germany, 29th September 2017 – Last week, Dynamit Nobel Defence and HENSOLDT handed over the shoulder-launched multi-purpose weapon RGW 90 LRMP together with the specially developed HENSOLDT fire control sight to the German Special Forces Command. Both prime contractors developed their products in close contact with the Bundeswehr to be able to provide the user with the best possible solution.

The Bundeswehr is the most important reference customer for HENSOLDT. Cooperation is always productive and between equals. “The development of our fire control sight for the RGW 90 LRMP is a shining example of the excellent cooperation between industry and the German procurement authority BAAINBw, but also with Dynamit Nobel Defence. We can clearly see here how important constant contact is for developing innovative products,” said Andreas Hülle, Head of Optronics, during the product presentation in Würgendorf.

The removable fire control sight supports soldiers in fulfilling their missions. It acquires the data on the surroundings and the target as well as internal ballistic information. The 5.5-fold enlargement and the laser range finder offer the user the best reconnaissance results and ease of use. The fire control sight allows the marksman to determine the distance to the target and to select the ignition mode. The integrated ballistic computer calculates the elevation and lead angle using the target data. The electronic target mark is then shown automatically on the micro-display. Thanks to the system’s unique precision, HENSOLDT thus increases the probability of the first shot hitting a stationary or mobile target.

The RGW 90 LRMP with its fire control sight will be used by the Special Forces Command and the Naval Special Forces. HENSOLDT is currently working on complementing their family of fire control sights for use with other shoulder-launched weapons.

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Savage Introduces the 10/110 Stealth Evolution in Six Popular Calibers and Left-Hand Models

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – September 29, 2017 – Savage is pleased to introduce the 10/110 Stealth Evolution chassis rifle chambered in six popular long-range calibers, including the all-new 6mm Creedmoor. The rifle boasts exceptional accuracy and performance, and it is available in both right-hand and left-hand models. Shipments are currently being delivered to dealers.
The 10/110 Stealth Evolution blends pinpoint precision and torture-tested toughness to beat the most challenging targets and conditions. It pairs a heavy fluted barrel with a monolithic aluminum chassis finished in rugged bronze Cerakote. The incredibly hard polymer-ceramic coating greatly enhances resistance to abrasion, corrosion and impact.
Its factory-blueprinted 10/110 action, matched with Savage’s zero-tolerance headspacing, user-adjustable AccuTrigger and 5R button rifling, produces sub-MOA accuracy at extreme range, right out of the box.
Features & Benefits
• Factory blueprinted Savage 10/110 action
• Monolithic aluminum chassis, machined from billet
• Full-length top-rail
• Bronze Cerakote finish
• Magpul PRS Gen3 adjustable buttstock
• User-adjustable AccuTrigger
• Heavy fluted barrel with muzzle brake
• Detachable box magazine
• 5R rifling
Part No. / Description / MSRP
22859 / 10 Stealth Evolution 223 Rem. / $1,799
22865 / 10 Stealth Evolution (LH) 223 Rem. / $1,799
22862 / 10 Stealth Evolution 6mm Creedmoor / $1,799
22868 / 10 Stealth Evolution (LH) 6mm Creedmoor / $1,799
22861 / 10 Stealth Evolution 6.5 Creedmoor / $1,799
22867 / 10 Stealth Evolution (LH) 6.5 Creedmoor / $1,799
22860 / 10 Stealth Evolution 308 Win. / $1,799
22866 / 10 Stealth Evolution (LH) 308 Win. / $1,799
22863 / 110 Stealth Evolution 300 Win. Magnum / $1,999
22869 / 110 Stealth Evolution (LH) 300 Win. Magnum / $1,999
22864 / 110 Stealth Evolution 338 Lapua Magnum / $2,149
22870 / 110 Stealth Evolution (LH) 338 Lapua Magnum / $2,149
Savage Arms is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. To learn more about Savage Arms, visit

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Larry Vickers on the Wilson Combat Ultralight Carry Commander

Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical is a retired US Army 1st SFOD- Delta combat veteran with years of experience in the firearms industry as a combat marksmanship instructor and industry consultant. In recent years he has hosted tactical firearms related TV shows with the latest being TacTV of which Bravo Company is a presenting sponsor. Larry Vickers special operations background is one of the most unique in the industry today; he has been directly or indirectly involved in the some of the most significant special operations missions of the last quarter century. During Operation Just Cause he participated in Operation Acid Gambit – the rescue of Kurt Muse from Modelo Prison in Panama City, Panama. As a tactics and marksmanship instructor on active duty he helped train special operations personnel that later captured Saddam Hussein and eliminated his sons Uday and Qusay Hussein. In addition he was directly involved in the design and development of the HK416 for Tier One SOF use which was used by Naval Special Warfare personnel to kill Osama Bin Laden. Larry Vickers has developed various small arms accessories with the most notable being his signature sling manufactured by Blue Force Gear and Glock accessories made by Tangodown. In addition he has maintained strong relationships with premium companies within the tactical firearms industry such as Blue Force Gear, BCM, Aimpoint, Black Hills Ammunition, Wilson Combat, Mile High Shooting, Red State Tactical, and Schmidt & Bender.

Larry Vickers travels the country conducting combat marksmanship classes for law abiding civilians, law enforcement and military and has partnered with Alias Training to coordinate classes to best meet the needs of the students attending the class.

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USSOCOM Upcoming Brief to Industry – Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD)

Please join USSOCOM for their upcoming Brief to Industry – Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) Informational Meeting.

Wednesday, October 4th
2:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Embassy Suites – Tampa Convention Center
Tampa, FL

For more information, click here: FBO Industry Day Announcement.

Please note: While the solicitation is only for the Consortium or Consortium Management Firm, manufacturers are encouraged to participate in the consortium and compete for the prototyping projects to follow.

Jeff Megargel
Senior Contract Analyst-Moss Cape LLC
Contract Management Directorate

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Buy a Crimson Trace® Laser Sight or Tactical Light between October 1, 2017 and October 31, 2017, and get a FREE box of Hornady® Critical Defense® ammunition in your choice of .38 Special, .380 ACP, 9mm Luger, .40 S&W, or .45 ACP. Critical Defense ammo features Hornady’s patented FTX® Bullet Technology that is designed to expand reliably and resist clogging when fired through heavy clothing. Developed to provide the best performance for defensive and personal protection situations, Critical Defense is the ultimate choice for any short barreled, concealed carry firearm. Now is the time to upgrade your personal defense kit with the ultimate laser sighting solution, and your carry ammo is on us!

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NSSF, Project ChildSafe Remind Gun Owners to Practice Safe Firearms Storage, Help Save Lives


National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month provides opportunity to educate gun-owning community on importance of securely storing firearms to help prevent access by at-risk individuals

NEWTOWN, Conn. — In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, and Project ChildSafe®, NSSF’s national firearms safety education program, are reminding gun owners of the critical role secure firearms storage plays in helping to prevent suicide.

For more than 50 years, NSSF has encouraged gun owners to safely handle and securely store firearms, and over the last few decades, it has provided valuable resources and free firearm safety kits, including cable-style gun locks through the Project ChildSafe program, to help prevent firearms accidents, thefts and misuse, including suicide.

“Given that almost two-thirds of firearms-related fatalities are suicides, the gun-owning community can play an important role in helping to prevent suicide by ensuring their guns are securely stored when not in use,” said Steve Sanetti, NSSF’s President and CEO. “Having a gun securely stored puts space between the period of risk and the means to act, and sometimes that space can mean the difference between a life saved and a tragedy.”

Through a collaborative partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), announced earlier this year, NSSF has embarked on a national firearms and suicide prevention program, focused on educating the gun-owning community on warning signs, risk factors and how to keep firearms safely out of reach of those who may wish to do themselves harm.

“At the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention we have set the bold goal of reducing the suicide rate 20 percent by the year 2025. With the help of the firearms owning community, we know this goal is achievable. I’m pleased the NSSF is making suicide prevention a priority for their members. Their efforts are helping us save lives in communities across the nation,” said Robert Gebbia, AFSP CEO.

NSSF and Project ChildSafe remind firearms owners and their families to try and be aware of those around them who may be going through a difficult time. Learn more about suicide prevention at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention website, www.afsp.org. If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741.

Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a leading cause of death, and it’s preventable: By keeping secure firearms storage in mind, you can help reduce the number of suicides involving firearms. Learn about Safe Storage Options.

Learn the risks and warning signs of suicide: If you are worried about a friend or family member, don’t wait to reach out. View AFSP’s “Talk Saves Lives” video.

Let them know you care: It’s OK to talk directly with someone about whether they have had thoughts of suicide and to encourage them to seek help, according to AFSP. Asking about suicidal thoughts and showing concern will not put someone at greater risk.

If you are concerned about a loved one: Always store firearms securely and consider temporary off-site storage for firearms. View the AFSP-NSSF Firearms and Suicide Prevention brochure.

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EuroOptics Ltd. Nightforce Optics Extravaganza–Pre-Order Yours Today

PRE-ORDER New Nightforce Items NOW!

Nightforce Optics is proud to announce several new and exciting scopes and reticles – the addition of the long-awaited Mil-C reticle, the new simple-and-powerful Forceplex hunting reticle, and the competition SR-2 reticle. We expect delivery mid-October, so reserve your scopes here first for fastest delivery!

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Vertx® Launches 5 Days of Thanks Campaign 2017

Philanthropic campaign aims to support military and public safety organizations during the holiday season


Vertx®, a leader in low-profile apparel and gear for the Prepared Professional, announces the return of its 5 Days of Thanks campaign. The campaign aims to say “thanks” to customers while paying it forward to organizations that support veterans, law enforcement or other groups that protect our life and liberty. The 5 Days of Thanks Campaign gives customers the opportunity to submit the name of their favorite charity or organization to receive one of four $500 contributions or one $1000 contribution.
By signing up at
https://www.vertx.com/thanks customers will be able to submit their entries as well as enter for a chance to win a $200 Vertx gift card valid through December 31, 2017. A complete list of terms and conditions for the 5 Days of Thanks campaign can be found on the Vertx website.
The 2017 Vertx 5 Days of Thanks campaign begins Sunday, Oct. 1 and will run through Nov. 15, 2017.
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Steyr Arms Announces Fall/Winter 2017 Consumer Rebate

Fall/Winter Consumer Rebate 2017 - Steyr Arms and Merkel USA

Fall/Winter 2017 Consumer Rebate

We’re announcing our biggest Consumer Rebate ever: Steyr Arms and Merkel USA are proud to offer rebates up to $1000 on select products October 1st through December 31st, 2017! See all rebate offers listed below or click here for details.
Steyr Arms Rebates 2017
Merkel Rebates 2017
Featured Steyr products include rebates of $50 on any Steyr pistol, $50 on any RFP, $100 on any Steyr Pro THB, $100 on any Steyr AUG, $100 on any Steyr Scout (excluding the Scout RFR), $300 on any HS .50 Model, and $400 on any SSG 08 Model. Featured Merkel products include rebates of $150 on anyMerkel K3 Package (includes Mounts and Swarovski Optic), $200 on any Merkel 40E Shotgun, $300 on any Merkel RX.HELIX, and $1000 on any Merkel Double Rifle.
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On the final night of a country music concert in Las Vegas, at approximately 10:10 PM PST, a lone gunman opened fire, from the 32 floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort, on the crowd below. Investigators have reported that the shooter died of self-inflicted gun shot wounds but not before he killed over 50  and wounded over 400 concert attendees. Law enforcement determine that the shooter had 10 firearms, substantial amounts of ammunition and setup two shooting positions. Audio shared from the scene suggests fully automatic fire but no specifics have been released.

Our hearts and deepest condolences goes out to the wonderful city of Las Vegas, the victims and their families and those wounded at the scene. It was a distressing story to wake to, and we’ve decided to suspend any of our usual postings for today out of respect for those tragically affected by this senseless and horrific incident

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Muzzle Velocity and Standard Deviation

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We got an interesting question from a reader wanting to know how to compensate for standard deviation of his muzzle velocity. His question points to a broader misunderstanding about descriptive statistics. So, we’d like to help out.

When we talk about averages and standard deviations, we are using statistics to describe a normal sample representative of a population. So, we make inferences about a population through sample analysis. In this case we’ll be talking about ammunition.

As we all know, manufacturing processes are not perfect so you’ll never get a round of ammunition that chronographs at exactly 2600 feet per second even across the same lot. The reasons for that are practical in nature, machine tolerances are not exact, machines loose alignment, it’s simply the way things work. I suppose one could produce ammunition that chronographs consistently at 2600 fps out of the same barrel at the same temperature and across the same lot. But, the reality is that even if it were achievable, you would end up paying 100’s of dollars per round. Not very practical ! So, we use statistics to help us describe a population, in this case the population is all of the rounds that make up the same lot of ammunition. In testing, manufacturers fire many rounds from test barrels and those shots are chronographed to determine average muzzle velocity and standard deviation. If the standard deviation is out of spec, the manufacturer revisits the manufacturing process; making the necessary adjustments to bring standard deviation in spec.

The standard deviation is a mathematical indicator of how tight your distribution is. For example the curves below.

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The red curve has a larger standard deviation than the green curve. Because the standard deviation of the red curve is larger, the shooter can expect greater variability from the average muzzle velocity across the lot. The green curve has a smaller standard deviation so the muzzle velocity across the lot will be tighter having less variability.

Plugging some numbers into the discussion, let’s say we chronograph 5 ten shot groups from ammunition produced by a manufacturer that’s all part of the same lot, and our chronograph indicates an average muzzle velocity of 2203 fps with a standard deviation of 17 fps. This means that 68% of the time you fire ammunition from the manufacturer’s same lot, your muzzle velocity, given the same barrel and temperature, will fall between the rage of  2,186 fps. to 2220 fps.

Notice all of the variables involved: manufacturer, lot number, test barrel, your barrel and temperature. So, the long and the short of this is that you don’t compensate for standard deviation it simply lets you know what to expect 68% of the time you shoot with the ammunition. The smaller the standard deviation, the more consistent your muzzle velocity will be, all other things being equal.

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SIG SAUER Academy instructors Eric Palmer and Jon Carlson. demonstrated establishing a natural point of aim for improved muzzle control and accuracy.

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Ballard Subsidiary Protonex’ Power Manager Product Receives Go-Ahead For Full Rate Production By U.S. Army

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VANCOUVER, CANADA and SOUTHBOROUGH, MA, USA – Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) and the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary – Protonex Technology Corporation (“Protonex”) – today announced that the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Soldier (PEO-Soldier) has received signature approval for its Mobile Soldier Power Program of Record to full rate production status, commonly known as “Milestone C”. 

This Program of Record includes a number of new devices focused on improving power and energy management on and around the soldier, including Protonex’ Squad Power Manager Kit (SPM-622), conformal wearable batteries, and man-worn power and data distribution devices, such as Protonex’ Vest Power Manager family.

“With the digitization of the battlefield, the U.S. military identified a capability gap in energy and power management for its increasing array of electronic devices,” said Paul Osenar, President of Protonex. “Our Squad Power Manager is one of the solutions that fill this gap. Lightening the load of troops by eliminating many of the batteries, adapters and chargers they carry was a requirement that we identified years ago. We are excited to work with the Army to provide innovative and practical power solutions like our Squad Power Manager. The Milestone C designation now enables the U.S. Army to field the SPM-622 as part of the Mobile Soldier Power Program of Record in significant volume.”

The SPM-622 is a tough, versatile and agile power management device, weighing less than a pound and enabling military forces to manage and prioritize power use for various electronics devices – including portable radios, GPS systems, Medical and EOD equipment, and computers – from any available power source. In addition, the SPM-622’s ability to scavenge from vehicles, other batteries, solar panels and other energy sources allows military units to recharge mission essential batteries when resupply is unavailable or delayed. As a result, the U.S. Department of Defense and Allied militaries have deployed more than 5,500 Protonex SPM Power Manager Kits through the limited production phase of the program.

The small, light and intelligent SPM-622 system increases mobility and flexibility of the warfighter. The product fulfills a U.S. Army requirement that has been validated by deployed units engaged in combat operations in austere environments, delivering a number of high-priority benefits to military end-users that include: reliable power for a variety of electronic devices, including equipment for communications, medical, explosive ordinance detection and directed fires; lightened load due to reduced battery burden; reduced logistical strain in remote locations or austere environments as a result of the lower quantity and variety of batteries needed; increased energy independence; and increased operational and mission effectiveness.

The SPM-622 Squad Power Manager was developed by Protonex and is manufactured at production facilities located in Southborough, Massachusetts. 


About Protonex

Protonex is a leading provider of advanced power management and fuel cell solutions for portable, remote and mobile applications.  With a wide range of technical expertise and an expanding intellectual property portfolio, Protonex is well positioned to deliver high-performance, low-cost power solutions to military, commercial and consumer customers. On October 1, 2015, Protonex became a wholly owned subsidiary of Ballard Power Systems. Protonex remains a U.S. corporation headquartered in Southborough, MA. The full range of the PTX series of power management solutions from Protonex can be seen at www.PTXnomad.com

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Crimson Trace Offers FREE Ammunition

FREE Ammo(Wilsonville, OR)—When purchasing a firearm and an accompanying Crimson Trace® laser sight or light source, the next question many buyers face is: “What about ammunition?” Crimson Trace offers an easy answer—a FREE box of Hornady® Critical Defense® ammunition. This FREE box of ammunition is available for a limited time with the purchase of any new Crimson Trace laser sight or tactical light between October 1-31, 2017.

Recognized as America’s top brand of laser sights in a national shooting industry survey, Crimson Trace is offering this FREE AMMO with PURCHASE promotion to help firearms owners save money, enjoy practicing, and improve their firearm skills. The free Hornady Critical Defense ammunition offer is limited to the following calibers: .38 Special, .380 AUTO, 9mm, .40 S&W and .45ACP. Each box of ammunition contains either 20 or 25 cartridges depending upon the caliber selected. Firearms owners are encouraged to act quickly to take advantage of this limited-time offer with savings of up to $30.

Full details about the offer can be found on special displays at Crimson Trace dealer countertops in firearms retailers everywhere. Details are also available online at www.crimsontracegiftwithpurchase.com, or by calling 800-442-2406. Restrictions do apply, and the offer excludes pre-installed and refurbished Crimson Trace laser sight products.

There are more than 275 models of Crimson Trace laser sights and tactical lights available that fit securely onto thousands of types of firearms. Crimson Trace laser sights and firearms lighting products are available at more than 2,500 dealers across America. The company’s innovative and award-winning products can be easily installed without requiring modification of the firearm. Crimson Trace products are available with red or green laser diodes and nearly every product is covered under the company’s Free Batteries for Life program. Many retail firearms outlets around the nation have special Crimson Trace point-of-purchase displays that help shoppers learn more about laser sights and how they fit onto firearms. The Crimson Trace website also has a dealer locator section to help shoppers find local dealers.

Purchasing a Crimson Trace product has never been easier as more than 3,000 store staff across America have received special training to help customers learn about laser sights and the advantages those sights provide. Information on Crimson Trace’s full line of products can be found at www.crimsontrace.com or by calling 800-442-2406.

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G-Code Holsters Now Has KIT for Your Glock Gen 5


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The BUFF FW17 Collection

Santa Rosa, CA (September 27, 2017) – Autumn and winter aren’t far away. If you’re a hunter or an angler, this is your season! With cooling temps prompting game and fish to get increasingly active, hunters and anglers do the same to prepare for the elements.  

Buff, Inc., the U.S.subsidiary of ORIGINAL BUFF, SA, the original creators of versatile multi-functional performance headwear, announces the release of its Fall/Winter 2017 collection on BUFFUSA.com and in supporting retailers. As the distinction between highly technical and aesthetically appealing continues to fuse, the latest collection from the preeminent outdoors sport accessories brand deliver the most innovative and cutting-edge technology without sacrificing style, fit or function, featuring a mix of both performance and lifestyle items.

Headlined by BUFF® brand’s latest technology, the new FW17 collection boasts impressive additions in the form of ThermoNet™, a performance fabric offering both high thermal insulation and unmatched breathability without bulk, and the expansion of the popular Merino wool line, now featuring a collection of three weights, Light, Mid, and Heavy to keep hunters and anglers comfortable in all weather conditions.

BUFF® ThermoNet™ hat, multifunctional headwear and balaclava

The result of years of research and testing, ThermoNet™ fabric uniquely blends PrimaLoft® yarn and the BUFF® brand’s trusted fabrication process to create a product that delivers four times the insulation as BUFF® headwear’s Original microfiber products. The hydrophobic, wicking fibers of ThermoNet™ move moisture away from the skin. while regulating heat inside, keeping you warm, comfortable and dry even in the coldest conditions. Featuring 70 percent recycled content ThermoNet™ is an environmentally conscious fabric. ThermoNet™ fabric is utilized in a variety of BUFF® FW17 products, including hats (MSRP $26.99), multifunctional headwear (MSRP $26.99) and balaclavas (MSRP $36.99).

“From the new ThermoNet™ to our Lifestyle Collection we feel these new products are ideal for hunters and anglers who challenge themselves to stay outdoors and active, whatever the weather,” said Shirley Brunetti, Buff, Inc. Vice President and General Manager. “Whether it’s calling, casting, or setting decoys this new technical collection will keep outdoors enthusiasts warm, dry and comfortable.”

For the hunter or angler who prefers a natural fabric, BUFF® has the perfect solution in the updated Merino wool line. These products are nature’s technical fabrics, utilizing all the benefits that come with Merino wool including natural odor protection, breathability and comfort. The expanded line now provides consumers with lightweight, midweight and heavyweight options, ensuring expanded levels of comfort. The Merino wool line includes hats (MSRP $29.99), multifunctional headwear (MSRP $28.99) and neckwarmers (MSRP $38.99).

BUFF® Merino wool hat, multifunctional headwear and neckwarmer

Serious hunters and anglers require gear that seamlessly performs everywhere they go. That’s exactly what the BUFF® lifestyle collection delivers on a range of products from hats to scarves, headbands to neckwarmers (MSRP $25.99 $44.99). As the lifestyle adventure category has grown so has the collection, with the Fall/Winter 2017 line incorporating comfortable textiles and Mossy Oak, RealTree® and Bug Slinger® styling. Influenced by the latest global trends the BUFF® lifestyle collection has the serious outdoor enthusiast covered. 

BUFF® lifestyle collection

The entire FW17 Collection is now available and can be purchased at www.buffusa.com.

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GoPro Unveils the HERO6 Camera

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All of you GoPro fans be sure to put the HERO6 on your Christmas wish list. GoPro’s latest offering  comes with the high performance GP1 processor, which makes this camera faster than any of its predecessors. The HERO6 is able to record UHD 4K video at up to 60 fps. High-frame-rate recording also gets a resolution bump, with the HERO6 able to record 240 fps video at up to 1080p resolution. The camera also supports 5 GHz Wi-Fi which means faster video transfers to your smart device.

M.S.R.P. $499.99

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It’s Friday and time for our weekly shoot the shit. This is a time when we talk about anything that comes to mind. We allow you the reader to comment freely, whether you know anything about the subject or not. In fact, you can make any unsupported statement, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone you wish or change the subject altogether.

Our shoot the shit topic for this week will take the form of a comment to the NFL and its players.

I can’t think of a professional athlete who at some point in time, in some way or another, has not actively reached out to their communities. Be it charity or civic participation, they’ve made a positive contribution and it’s greatly appreciated, but when you’re making several million dollars per year people expect you to be a cut above the average bear. That means you need to be better informed.

A little over a year ago, Colin Kaepernick, of the San Francisco 49ners, came to the public eye when he began protesting, by not standing while the United States national anthem was being played before the start of a game. His motivation was what he viewed as the oppression of people of color in the United States. There is no doubt in my mind that Colin’s heart was pure, but as we all know the implementation is as important as the idea, and he definitely took the wrong approach. Colin, like many people, allowed himself to be influenced by a media who is unquestionably  the major catalyst for racial divisiveness in this country. Of the many talking points advanced by these organizations, to convince the African American community that the world is out to get them, is the allegation that more African Americans get arrested than whites. So, to give that idea credibility, you viewers are subjected to a 24×7 barrage of what amounts to be propaganda. It’s up to you to validate their presentations. So, what’s the truth? To address the myth, I encourage you to take a look at the FBI:UCR tables 43A (total arrests by race in 2015), 43B (arrests under the age of 18 by race) and 43C (arrests 18 and older by race).  In the interest of brevity, I’ll limit my analysis to table 43A and encourage you to become familiar with the others.

Table 43 A presents total arrests by race for 2015, which looks to be the most current data available from the FBI.  In 2015,  5,753,212 whites and 2,197,140 blacks were arrested.  As a percentage of population,  white arrests account for 2% of the white population while black arrests account for 5% of the African American population. Although prejudice still exists, the 3% difference between white and black arrests is not a result of racism, it is socio economic, broken homes, drug abuse, gang related activity, interrupted or incomplete education. So, I ask all of you NFL players to get off your knees, team up with the large number of serious and credible black reformers actively working in the African American Community to improve the lives of a group of people with enormous capability and talent.

That’s if you really want to make a difference, and by all means bring Colin with you all!

In closing, not standing for the national anthem or respecting the flag is not your answer. Whether you love the country or not, those two symbols of our democracy should never be disrespected. America and all those who served or died for its principles and promise aren’t your problem and don’t let anyone convince you otherwise. The solution is in your hands and kneeling won’t get it done. That’s our challenge to you.

  • On a lighter side, can anyone tell me why everything sold on the cable networks is $19.99. I don’t get it, so any input is appreciated.
  • Our last comment is about the ancestry products. DNA, can determine race, eye color, gender, propensity for a specific disease,  body form and relationship. DNA can accurately determine if you are related to someone else, but that relationship could have originated in Ireland and migrated to Uganda, are you part Irish or are you part Ugandan? Before you voluntarily send anyone your DNA to anyone,  be absolutely certain that access to it will not be sold. Here’s what I mean by that. Your DNA sample is used to create a computer file called a biometric template. That template becomes part of a database , which can then be queried to confirm identify. For example, your bank decides to use your DNA as a way of securing your account and authenticating your identity. In practice, they could launch a query against a non-bank biometric database (one of the ancestry sites for example) to see if your DNA exists, and if it does exist do the identities match.  So, be very careful with your biometric data.

It’s been great shooting the shit with you all. Have a great weekend be safe and spend some quality time with your buds and family. We also ask that you keep in mind the millions of people that are still trying to recover from the recent natural disasters.

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Grey Ghost Precision Announces 6.5 Creedmoor to Catalog of Precision Rifles

Lakewood, WA – Grey Ghost Precision, leading manufacturers of accurate, reliable, and attainable weapon systems, is excited to announce a new caliber to their series of rifles— the increasingly popular 6.5mm Creedmoor, or to their family and friends, “The Grim.”

The Grim, as is the case with all the Grey Ghost Rifles, is built on the powerful Grey Ghost Precision 7075-T651 billet  – for both the upper and ambi-lower receiver set. After being cut, they are True Black Type III Mil Spec Hard Coat Anodized, with additional cerakoting options available.

The handguard is available in the KeyMod and the new M-LOK hand guard systems, a Magpul Gen3 PRS Stock and a Superlative Arms Adjustable Gas block.

The Grim comes with a CMC Curved or Flat Trigger, with the option to choose Geissele SSA-E with a $160.00 up-charge. The barrel is a 22” Proof Research Stainless barrel with a 1:8 twist.

“This particular caliber is the fastest growing caliber for tactical shooters, and is a great section for medium to long range (500 to 1,000 yds.) shooting,” stated Grey Ghost CEO, Casey Ingels. “Ballistically speaking, when compared to other rifles in the PRS circuit, like the .308, the 6.5 Creedmoor outperforms, with a noticeable reduction in recoil.”

Grey Ghost spends no time, wasted on production – partnering with only the best in the industry, to ensure that every product that goes out the door is worthy of it’s name. Maintaining that realm of excellence, the Grim was in production for nearly two years. What you get, is a competition-ready rifle, as soon as it comes out of the box.

“Originally developed to be based closely to that of our popular S-Heavy, the Grim needed some outside expertise in order to truly be perfect,” stated GGP Director of Business Development, Lindsey Lea.  “We sent the original design over to Jim Staley and the team at Deliberate Dynamics, who helped to spec everything (trigger, buffer, gas block) and ensure that everything ran as it should. Once we had the rifle dialed in, I got in touch with Scott Satterlee (as he’s pretty much a legend).  His initial response was “I LOVE IT”, but requested an upgraded PROOF barrel with an extended gas system. Adding that barrel alleviated any remaining minor issues we were having with the gun.”

The Grey Ghost Precision Grim is available now for order. Visit www.greyghostprecision.com for more details.

About GGP

Grey Ghost Precision produces weapon systems that are accurate, reliable, and attainable while ensuring that these platforms are ready for combat and will stand the rigors of hard use and perform with devastating results. The GGP team collectively has an extensive background in the military and in manufacturing. Rifle and pistol design specifications are directly influenced by a network of industry and shooting sports experts.

When customers include family and friends that use these rifles, pistols and accessories to protect themselves in dangerous environments, you are very serious about their safety and survival. GGP has zeroed in on quality and reliability to ensure that these platforms are ready for combat and will stand the rigors of hard use and perform with devastating results.

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JM4 Tactical To Give Away a Glock 19 Gen 5 For Christmas

JM4 Tactical Magnetic Retention LeaderAbilene, Texas — Leather gun holster company, JM4 Tactical, is thrilled to announce their second annual pistol and holster giveaway valued at $595. The giveaway is open to past and future customers who can creatively show off their personal QCC holsters being used in either photo or video format (under 60 seconds). All pictures and videos should be submitted through the giveaway application, found here: http://jm4tactical.com/christmas-gun-contest-submission/

Submissions will be accepted through 11:59 PM CST on November 30, 2017, with 10 finalists being announced on December 2. The photo/video with the most votes out of the 10 finalists will win the grand prize. That winner will be able to choose one of the following two packages, each with the same value:

  1. Glock 19 Gen 5 and QCC Holster valued up to $95. (total value $595)
  2. Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9mm, QCC Holster valued up to $95, and a $145 Visa Gift Card. (total value $595)

Shawndalyn Myers, co-owner of JM4 Tactical, has this to say about the second annual pistol giveaway: “Our customers are more like our JM4 Family and this giveaway is our way of giving back to them.”

Other important information regarding this pistol giveaway is as follows:

  • 1 entry per person
  • Submissions accepted through 11/30/17 11:59 CST.
  • The 10 finalists will be announced on 12/2/2017 and posted to a finalist voting board
  • The grand prize winner that receives the most votes will be announced on 12/24/2017, Christmas Eve, at 7:10 pm CST during a live feed
  • All submissions entered by 11/30/2017 will be entered to win other great JM4 Gear, like belts, holsters, shirts, etc

About JM4 Tactical:

Founded in March, 2016 the main objectives for the co-owners of JM4 Tactical, Chad & Shawndalyn Myers, were twofold: Give gun owners everywhere the chance to carry their concealed gun in comfort while not having to utilize hard plastics or metal that damages clothing and irritates skin. Thus the QCC Holster was born. In the process of developing that holster the

JM4 Tactical Pistol and Holster Giveaway

Now accepting photo/video contest submissions

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Tactical Tailor Tuesday Sale

Every Tuesday, Tactical Tailor offers its local customers the opportunity to avail themselves of outstanding products at a great price.  This is a sampling of what’s in the works through 7 November. Take advantage of these great events.

Check out what’s for sale for the rest of the year:

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GLOCK Asia Pacific Wins Armed Forces of the Philippines Solicitation

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SMYRNA, GA. – Sep 25, 2017 After extensive testing the Department of National Defense of the Republic of the Philippines has declared the GLOCK 17 Gen4 as the winner of its solicitations to buy new service pistols for the Armed Forces of the Philippines. GLOCK has won this solicitation against international competition. As a result of the contract GLOCK will deliver 74,861 pistols and the same quantity of GLOCK safety holsters.

Together with other recently won international solicitations this will make Glock, Inc. the biggest exporter of pistols from the United States.

With a quantity of 74,861 GLOCK safety holsters, this is the biggest holster contract in GLOCK’s company history.

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About GLOCK, Inc.

GLOCK is a leading global manufacturer of firearms.  The simple, safe design of GLOCK’s polymer-based pistols revolutionized the firearms industry and made GLOCK pistols a favorite among military and law enforcement agencies worldwide and among pistol owners. In 2017, GLOCK celebrated its 31st Anniversary in the United States. Renowned for featuring three safeties, GLOCK pistols offer users of every lifestyle confidence they can rely on.  GLOCK, Inc. is based in Smyrna, Georgia.  For more information, please visit http://us.GLOCK.com/.

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SIG SAUER, Inc. has determined that a limited number of rifles in the SIG716 DMR®, SIG516® Carbon Fiber and SIGM400® Predator models are subject to a Safety Warning and Recall Notice. Some models were built with a two-stage SIG SAUER trigger that may have an improperly heat-treated hammer. Over time, this could result in a trigger malfunction creating a significant safety hazard. SIG SAUER is issuing a mandatory recall to replace the hammer and trigger assembly in these specific rifles. This recall does not affect any military or law enforcement rifles or any SIG MCX®/SIG MPX® products.

SIG SAUER will correct any of the affected firearms at no cost to the customer.

The firearms affected by the recall can be identified by the presence of a SIG mark etched into the hammer. See image below.

SIG SAUER Rifle Safety Warning Two-stage SIG SAUER trigger

To determine if a rifle is subject to the recall, take the following two actions:

  • Enter your firearm’s 9-digit serial number in the box below.
    • The serial number is located on the left side of the lower receiver.
    • NOTE: The serial number will never contain letters “i” or “o”.
  • If your firearm’s serial number is identified to be one of those affected by the recall, stop using the firearm immediately and follow the four corrective steps below.


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MantisX App Updates Now Available

 A quick heads up on some recent MantisX app updates that will impact your training:
1) Drills.  Move up the ladder of proficiency. 
2) Shot timer.  For shot splits > 0.25 seconds.
3) Data portability.  Log into the app and your data will sync with the cloud, across devices, and to the MantisX training portal: 
More to come.
Train on,
Team Mantis

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Jake Hoback Knives and PROOF Research Team Up on Limited-Edition PROOF of Life Axe

Priest River, ID (September 2017) Jake Hoback Knives and PROOF Research are pleased to announce the release of a collaborative project, the limited edition PROOF of Life Axe.

Jake Hoback started making knives in 1990 in his backyard, pounding them out with a framing hammer and fence post nails. Since then the Idaho-based company has grown into an industry leader in the manufacture of premium knives and axes.

PROOF Research is a science-driven manufacturer of lightweight precision rifle systems, record-breaking steel barrels and carbon fiber-wrapped barrels. The company’s Advanced Composites Division develops next-generation materials to produce innovative weapon systems that lighten warfighter load while increasing durability and effectiveness.

“This was a unique collaboration,” stated Hoback, who describes his design as 1/3 tomahawk, 1/3 crash axe, and 1/3 ultra-light axe. “PROOF Research supplied the technology expertise and composite materials. Their design input was simple and concise: ‘In terms of fighting functionality, materials, and overall design – produce the highest-performance axe regardless of cost.’ Mission accomplished.”

The PROOF of Life axe is CNC-machined from solid S7 tool steel. Recesses and skeletonized cutouts reduce weight to a perfectly balanced 18 ounces, while internal structural webbing and radiused corners keep the design strong enough for heavy use. The head bevels feature scalloped channels to guide the axe into the target and to reduce the risk of glancing blows. Edge geometry was similarly well thought out, with the top of the edge bevel ground for hard chopping, and a shallower grind on the bottom edge for precise slicing and detail work.

The axe’s scales were created from aerospace-grade carbon fiber bound with high-temperature resin for maximum toughness. The fiber grain direction is also parallel to the handle for structural integrity and to reduce the transfer of impact harmonics to the hand.

“Our customers fit into one or both of two niches,” said Derek McDonald, Chief Marketing Officer for PROOF Research, “those whose profession requires the absolute highest performance, and those who demand the very best and are willing to make that investment. The PROOF of Life axe is a fit for both of those customers and also happens to be a very nice collectible for die-hard fans of both Jake Hoback Knives and PROOF Research.”

The limited edition PROOF of Life axe is available at www.jakehobackknives.com for $750.

For more information on PROOF Research, visit www.proofresearch.com

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Brownells Warehouse Sale Extravaganza

Be there or be square!


3006 Brownells Parkway  Grinnell, Iowa 50112  Exit 182 – Iowa Interstate 80


Phone: 641-236-0001

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Women In Defense National Conference

image001ARLINGTON, VA – Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson, commander of NORTHCOM and NORAD, and Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson will deliver keynote addresses at the 2017 Women In Defense National Conference.

Register now <http://www.mmsend64.com/link.cfm?r=7qoTiTO9R64xhbnDyHf3tw~~&pe=z8uhIfZpiIbFrCrhxXbDevd-lUgXoTL5Wb_OvmHs9icZmFEGNRPRRVtBtL1i4wJEaLIbvcrOoZTCpsVOrhubIw~~> to hear these two important officials. Robinson will speak at 10 a.m.; Wilson will speak at 4 p.m. Both addresses will be followed by a Q&A, during which press questions are welcome.

WID and the National Defense Industrial Association invite media to attend this daylong event that will include experts in defense, national security, and foreign affairs. A conference agenda is available at womenindefense.net<file:///C:/Users/esocha/Documents/womenindefense.net> or www.ndia.org/events<http://www.ndia.org/events>.

Other noteworthy speakers include:
* Leda Chong, senior vice president of government programs and sales
at Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
* Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Sharon Dunbar, president of human resources
for General Dynamics Mission Systems
* Service to the Flag award winners Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Judith Fedder and Jo Decker, vice president of business development, sales, and operations for the Global Solutions Division of General Dynamics IT
Event sponsors are Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., General Dynamics IT, Lockheed Martin Corp., Crystal Group Inc., and Raytheon.

Women In Defense National Conference
Wed., Sept. 27, 8:15 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036

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Up to $500 off Prometheus C Up to $500 off Prometheus

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