Samson RWS with Trophy

January 9, 2019Leonardo DRS, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded an indefinite contract action initially worth $79.6 million to provide the U.S. Army and Marine Corps with additional  This brings the total funded value of the program to over $200 million.

Developed by long-time partner Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. of Israel, TROPHY provides combat-proven protection against anti-armor rocket and missile threats, while at the same time locating and reporting the origin of the hostile fire for immediate response.

“Leonardo DRS is proud of the confidence shown by the Army in deciding to field TROPHY to even more US combat brigades,” said Aaron Hankins, Vice President and General Manager of the Leonardo DRS Land Systems division. “Together with our Rafael partners, we are fully committed to meeting our customers’ demands and are working in parallel to further address the urgent protection needs of other US platforms.”

The DRS and RAFAEL team led a successful demonstration featuring a new, lighter “TROPHY VPS” variant on a Bradley Fighting Vehicle in Israel during August 2018. The team will also be participating in the Army’s Stryker Expedited APS demonstration “rodeo” in February.


“Rafael does not stand still. TROPHY VPS provides the same capabilities and performance as TROPHY in a significantly smaller package,” said Moshe Elazar, Executive Vice President and Head of Rafael’s Land and Naval Division. “We are also leveraging our global leadership in both active protection (close to 1,500 TROPHY systems) and medium-caliber remote weapons systems (over 1,000 systems), to offer the mature, reliable, lightweight Samson turret, which combines both capabilities. Given our wide customer base and existing production lines for both, Samson is a capable, affordable, low risk solution for the U.S. Army’s Next Generation Combat Vehicles, other programs in Israel and other markets.”

About Rafael

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. designs, develops, manufactures and supplies a wide range of high-tech defense systems for air, land, sea, and space applications for the Israel Defense Forces and the Israeli defense establishment, as well as for customers around the world. The company offers its customers a diversified array of innovative solutions at the leading edge of global technology, from underwater systems through naval, ground, and air superiority systems to space systems. Rafael is one of Israel’s three largest defense companies, and employs 7,500 people and numerous subcontractors and service suppliers, including in the United States. Please consult Rafael’s online site at

About Leonardo DRS

Leonardo DRS is a prime contractor, leading technology innovator and supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and defense contractors worldwide. Its Land Systems business unit is recognized leader in the design and integration of complex technologies into new and legacy systems and platforms for global military and commercial customers. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Leonardo DRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. See the full range of capabilities at and on Twitter @LeonardoDRSnews.

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Bushnell describes its new First Strike 2.0 as twice the sight its original First Strike, its older brother. This is a claim you can take to the bank. The company has dramatically improved battery life, a 4 MOA, 10 settings of dot brightness, shockproof and waterproof along with a 110 MOA range of adjustment in 1 MOA per click….

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Introducing the NEW! EB/ZEV 2019 and 22 Conversion




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Ed Brown Products is excited to renew our collaboration with ZEV Technologies for 2019, with the production of two new, one-year only limited editions. The leaders at Ed Brown Products and ZEV Technologies have once again combined and leveraged their respective strengths to create something truly extraordinary.




Alien blended one-piece magwell           Light rail frame with scallops

• 9mm Commander SR barrel with ZEV dimples
• ZEV “Orion” slide cuts package
• Alien forestrap and housing
• Lightrail with scallops
• Trijicon RMR
• Match ambi
• One-piece blended magwell
• Recessed slide stop w/ serrated pin
• G4 black coating


Watch the EB/ZEV 2019 RMR video






Chen Magwell Gen2                                             ZEV Orion slide cuts package

• 9mm Commander barrel with ZEV dimples
• ZEV “Orion” slide cuts package
• Alien forestrap/housing
• EVO series U-notch rear sight, HDXR orange front sight
• Tactical single side safety
• Chen Magwell Gen 2
• Flush barrel with recessed crown
• Recessed slide stop with serrated pin
• G4 grey/black combo coating


Watch the EB/ZEV 1911 video




Crafted from heat treated steel, the TacSol 2211 slide and barrel converts your 1911 to .22 LR while maintaining the weight and feel of the 1911 pistol. This means a realistic shooting experience for accurate training and shooting. A seamless fit on your Government or Commander length 1911 will provide all the reliability and accuracy TacSol is known for. Works with any Ed Brown 1911.


22 Conversion Unit

The conversion includes everything you need. The slide/barrel/spring assembly, threaded barrel with thread protector, 10 round polymer magazine, and two interchangeable rails: a classic style version for use with the included adjustable iron sight, and a Weaver/Picatinny rail version for use with red dot optic mounting systems.



Vortex Venom Red Dot Sight                    22 Steel Compensator




22 Aluminum Magazine                              22 Poly Magazine




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Nexbelt to introduce its "new & improved" EDC ratchet style gun belts at 2019 SHOT Show in Las Vegas

(RANCHO CUCAMONGA) – Nexbelt, “The Gun Belt With No Holes”, announced today that they will be exhibiting in the SHOT Show POP-UP section of the 2019 SHOT Show on Wednesday, January 23rd in Booth W1544.

Nexbelt will be showcasing their new & improved TITAN, ROGUE, DEFENDER and BOND Series ratchet-style gun belts for 2019.

Nexbelt’s EDC ratchet-style gun belts feature a unique ratcheting system called Precise-Fit that allows the wearer to adjust his or her belt in ¼ inch increments instead of the normal 1 inch adjustment that a traditional belt with a pin/buckle system allows. This ability to “fine-tune” a belt in ¼ inch increments not only provides unprecedented comfort, but is especially important for those practicing open or concealed carry. Having just the right amount of tension to safely secure your firearm is critical, and the ability to quickly switch from an IWB (inside the waistband) holster to an OWB (outside the waistband) holster is something that no other gun belt offers. This belt is great for light duty tactical or every day carry and is much more comfortable than a normal rigger belt.

The nylon strap of our TITAN belt (available in Black, Grey, Green, Tan and Coyote) is made of a super-high density microfiber material that is an advanced composite of ultra-fine polyester fibers. The strap provides enough stiffness for holstering your sidearm as well as your everyday tools or extra clips. The bullet styled tip is laser cut and features a leather stitched tip to resist fraying. The removable buckle has a magnetic trigger for quick adjustments of 1/4″ for a perfect fit. The clasp has two set screws to provide a more reliable hold than just a clasp alone (a Nexbelt exclusive) and the buckle is constructed using stainless steel set screws, instead of pins, like the cheap knock-off belts use. In the center of the strap is a rubber liner to resist sweat from penetrating the outer belt surface. This belt Buckle size 1 11/16″ x 2 9/16″ – Belt strap width is 1 7/16″.

Our new BOND, ROGUE and DEFENDER belts feature leather straps (available in Black, Brown, Espresso and Black Carbon). Great for the casual or upscale look, these high quality leather belts provides the stiffness required for holstering your sidearm while still giving you the most comfortable fit for every day wear. The buckles have a magnetic trigger and ratchet system for quick adjustments in 1/4″ inch increments. The clasp has two set screws to provide a more reliable hold than just a clasp alone (a Nexbelt exclusive) and the buckle is constructed using stainless steel set screws, instead of pins, like the cheap knock-off belts use. The belt backing is made of water resistant PU for enhanced wear and sweat protection. Buckle size 1 5/8″ x 2 5/16″ – Belt strap width is 1 7/16″.

About Nexbelt

Nexbelt is 100% committed to offering its customers superior customer service and the most innovative and technologically advanced products available. Nexbelt’s unique ratcheting system called PreciseFit allows the wearer to adjust his or her belt in ¼ inch increments, providing the best fit, feel, and fashion of any belt on the market.

Nexbelt’s DRIVE Vision….

  • Deliver what we Promise with Integrity.
  • Retain the Human touch
  • Invest in Good People generously.
  • Value our Customers Unconditionally.
  • Embrace Change with Innovation.

Company Founders, Tom Hunsucker, and Eddie and Francis Rowland started Nexbelt in 2010 with a vision to reinvent the way Americans buy, sell and wear their belts. Tired of the old outdated pin/buckle system, they set their sights on creating a belt that would be both adjustable and highly fashionable at the same time. Out of this passion, Nexbelt, “The Belt With No Holes” was born.

Nexbelt®, Precise FitTM and “The Belt With No Holes”® are registered trademarks.

For more information about Nexbelt™, visit

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The Mark 5HD MOA is HERE!

Leupold Core Insider


Mark 5HD MOA

The award-winning Mark 5HD riflescope line just got a little bigger. This innovative riflescope has wowed shooters throughout the industry and is collecting the hardware to prove it. And now, it’s available in MOA.

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Features Leupold's Twilight Max HD Light Management System

See clearer. Shoot Longer. The Twilight Max HD Light Management System is an optical breakthrough that combines exceptional light transmission and glare management to provide vivid, bright, and high-contrast images from dawn until dusk.




Up to 120 MOA of travel

The M1C3 ZeroLock adjustments provide precise, repeatable tracking with a dead-on return to zero. The 35mm maintube and three revolutions of elevation adjustment provide 100 MOA of travel on the 3.6-18×44 model and 120 MOA of travel on the 5-25×56 model.



Comes with an integrated throw lever

The integrated, high-speed throw lever helps you change powers quickly without getting in your way, while its ultra-lightweight construction is up to 20 ounces lighter than other scopes in its class. The 3.6-18×44 checks in at 26 ounces, while the 5-25×56 weighs in at 30 ounces.



Mark 5HD MOA

The MOA model Mark 5HD will be available with three reticle options: Impact 60, PR1-MOA, and Illuminated PR1-MOA – the “PR” in the PR1-MOA stands for precision rifle.

           Impact 60                                PR1-MOA                     Illuminated PR1-MOA

 Like all Leupold riflescopes, the game-changing Mark 5HD MOA is designed, machined, and assembled in the USA and covered by Leupold’s Lifetime Guarantee.

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MDT Releases LSS GEN2

MDT Releases Next Generation Light Chassis

MDT has just re-launched the Light Sniper System (LSS) chassis with second generation design and feature updates.  The LSS GEN2 is designed for use with compact, short barreled rifles to provide light-weight, accuracy improvement and consistency.
New features include:

  • weighs only 1.4 pounds
  • ambidextrous magazine release
  • M-LOK pattern attachment slots on the sides and bottom of the forend
  • barricade-stop grooves integrated ahead of mag-well and a side-relieved mag well.

The chassis accepts AICS pattern magazines as well as AR-style pistol grips and buttstocks to provide maximum customization and modularity to the end user.
Retail: $399.99 – $449.99
Various actions available. Shipping starts immediately.


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SIG SAUER Releases the Ultra-Compact MPX Copperhead

Newington, N.H. (January 7, 2018) – SIG SAUER, pleased to announce the newest addition to the SIG SAUER MPX series, the ultra-compact MPX Copperhead.

SIG SAUER Releases the Ultra-Compact MPX Copperhead

“The MPX Copperhead considerably reduces the length, width, and size of the MPX platform making it the most compact addition to the MPX family of firearms,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “The Copperhead is the perfect combination of the features and performance our consumers expect from a SIG MPX in a compact package.”

The MPX Copperhead features a monolithic Elite Series Cerakote® finish upper receiver, with an integrated stock knuckle lower, and a 3.5” barrel with integrated muzzle brake. The MPX Copperhead comes equipped with the new SIG SAUER Pivoting Contour Brace (PCB) giving pistol users a brace that easily adapts to the movement of the shooters arm with a patented swivel operation for perfect placement, and can be rapidly deployed. 

MPX Copperhead:

  • Total length: 14.5”
  • Barrel length: 3.5”
  • Barrel Twist: 1:10”
  • Weight: 4.5lbs
  • Finish: Cerakote E190
  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • MSRP: $1835.00

The new SIG SAUER MPX Copperhead is now shipping.

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


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Crimson Trace Red Dot Sights Shipping

Red Dot Sights by Crimson Trace

(Wilsonville, OR) — America’s Top Brand of laser sights, Crimson Trace®, today announced that several models of its recently released line of red dot sights for pistols and long guns are now shipping. Those new products will arrive retail stores and ranges across America in the days ahead. These innovative sights are designed to meet the needs of 3-gun competitors, home defenders, hunters, and recreational firearms enthusiasts. They include several field of view and reticle choices and they utilize existing industry standards and installation features that ensure after-market compatibility with a vast range of firearms and mounting systems.

The new Crimson Trace red dot sights now shipping include:

*CTS-1000 — a closed red dot sight with a 2 MOA aiming reticle. This sight is designed for use on a rifle equipped with most standard mounting rails and offers adjustable brightness settings, utilizes lenses with an advanced notch filter to maximum clarity, and features a sturdy aluminum chassis. The CTS-1000 is easy to adjust for windage and elevation, and can be adjusted for intensity. It also features a quick-release mount, is waterproof, and will provide years of uninterrupted service with the included battery.

*CTS-1100 — a 3.5X battlesight with a custom and fully-illuminated Crimson Trace advanced hybrid BDC reticle. This sight is designed primarily for use on a long gun and features a wide field of view. The CTS-1100 is easy to install with an M1913 mount, is waterproof, and provides long-term operation with the included CR2032 battery.

*CTS-1400 — an open red dot sight with 3.25 MOA aiming reticle and a large field of view. This sight is designed for use on long guns and incorporates an advanced motion detection system that notes inactivity, resulting in auto-shut-off to save battery life.

These new Crimson Trace red dot sights provide excellent light transmission and can be used in low-light conditions. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices begin at $199. Users will find the complete line of sights delivers a number of features, including a secure, machined, aluminum housing and clear-coated optics to provide a vivid edge-to-edge view. In addition, the optics are shock-resistant, dust-proof, and fog-proof. All sights permit the user to adjust brightness levels to meet individual preferences and changing light conditions. Each open red dot sight comes equipped with a cover to protect the sight and keep it clean, and like all Crimson Trace sights, these new products are covered under the company’s Free Batteries for Life program.

Full details on the new sights and the 350-plus laser sights manufactured by Crimson Trace, can be reviewed at Crimson Trace leads the firearms accessory category by providing laser sights, lights, riflescopes and electro-optics sights through 2,500+ dealers across America. Those dealers include gun stores, ranges, big box outlets and numerous on-line retailers. Crimson Trace products can be easily installed without requiring modification of the firearm or special gunsmith skills. For more information on Crimson Trace products and dealer locations, visit or call 800-442-2406.

About Crimson Trace Corporation

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

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Tasmanian Tiger® Unveils Modular Pistol Bag for Multiple Firearms

Organization for several firearms, plus accessories in a fully protected carrying case.

Miramar, Fla. (January 2019) – Tasmanian Tiger®, a tactical nylon line of products distributed exclusively for the U.S. market by Proforce Equipment, Inc., will be introducing their version of a feature rich pistol bag for professionals on the job or as an organized and protected carrying case to the local shooting range.

The spacious and fully padded interior can accommodate two or three pistols that can be secured with hook-and-loop or MOLLE in whatever configuration the user requires. The interior pocket can be used for carrying a laptop or other accessories and secured with a YKK zipper.

The outside of the bag has a MOLLE laser cut system for the addition of pouches or other accessories. Document are easily accessible via an outside zippered front compartment. The bag can be carried by the attached handles or worn across the shoulder with a shoulder strap. Inside the TT Modular Pistol Bag, there are multiple modular detachable magazine loops and a detachable TT nylon holster.

To complete the customizing of the TT Modular Pistol Bag are two detachable bore snake pouches on the inside with write-on labels for quick identification.

TT Modular Pistol Bag Specs:

  • Fabric: CORDURA® 700 Denier
  • Weight: 35 oz / kg.
  • Dimensions: 16x11x4in/40x28x10cm
  • Colors: Olive, Coyote, Black
  • MSRP: $149.00

Tasmanian Tiger® will have its official U.S. launch at SHOT Show 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 22 – 25, 2019 at booth #20663 in the Venetian Ballroom on Level 2. The new website, will also launch during January 2019.

Stay in the conversation by following on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. All sales inquiries can be directed to and all media inquiries can be directed to

About Tasmanian Tiger®:

Tasmanian Tiger®, a division of TATONKA GmbH, is an international brand founded in 1999, to provide user-design driven nylon products to elite warfighters and law enforcement in Europe and Asia. From prototype to production, all products are manufactured in the company’s own facilities, thus ensuring a consistently high level of quality throughout the production processes. All products are quality checked prior to leaving the facility and checked regularly by independent international test centers. Tasmanian Tiger® brand of nylon gear will be available in the US beginning in 2019.

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White River Knives–Picked Best of the Best

White River Knife & Tool, Fremont, MI, January 7, 2019–White River Knife and Tool chosen as Field & Stream’s Best of the Best for 2018.

“It is an honor being chosen top knife for Field & Stream’s prestigious Best of the Best for hunting and fishing gear of 2018. Our family of knife makers could not be more pleased.”–John Cammenga, President.

This year White River’s $150 MSRP Small Game knife was chosen. With a choice of Micarta handles, a 2.62 inch blade of razor sharp CPMS35VN steel, overall length of 7.25 inches and at a feathery 2.75 ounces this is one ultra-handy game knife.

White River’s Small Game knife has proven effective for everything from squirrels to elk and fish to fowl. This is the second time in the last four years that White River Knives has won this award.

Field & Stream’s Field Editor and tester David Petzal says –“In the end what you have here is an enlarged scalpel that’s useful all out of proportion to its size.”

— AND —

Be sure to watch How It’s Made on the Science Channel this Thursday, January 10th at 10:00 PM EST on how a White River knife is made. 

If you are attending the SHOT Show please come by and visit with the Cammenga family of knife makers — booth 1114 (lower level).

White River Knife and Tool, Inc.

515Industrial Drive

Fremont, MI 49412

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Christensen Arms Adds Additional Caliber and Color Options to the Modern Precision Rifle™

Gunnison, UT – (January 7, 2019) New for 2019, Christensen Arms has expanded the Modern Precision Rifle color options to include a Desert Brown™ anodized chassis.  The new color offers customers an alternative to the standard black hardcoat anodize, while retaining the durability of the anodize finish. 
Additionally, the Modern Precision Rifle is now available chambered in .223 Rem. with both 16” and 20” barrel lengths offered.  The .223 Rem. model uses a standard short-action receiver and includes an AICS®-Compatible 10-round polymer magazine.
The Modern Precision rifle is an ultra-lightweight chassis rifle designed to break with tradition. Beyond the folding stock the complete package is well equipped with a target-contour Christensen Arms carbon fiber barrel, carbon fiber comb, free-floating carbon fiber handguard, and 20 MOA rail. The action and stainless steel side-baffle muzzle brake are finished in Black Nitride™ for a sleek look and smooth operation. The Modern Precision Rifle weighs in starting at 6.9 pounds and is backed by the Christensen Arms Sub-MOA Guarantee.
Visit the
Christensen Arms website for additional information.

About Christensen Arms
Founded in Utah in 1995, with roots in the aerospace industry, Christensen Arms developed the first carbon fiber rifle barrel. This patented technology resulted in one of the most innovative advances in firearms within the last two and a half decades. With more than 20 years of firearm experience focusing on incorporating top-tier aerospace materials and processes, Christensen Arms manufactures some of the most lightweight, precise, and accurate firearms in the industry and around the globe.


Christensen Arms
550 N Cemetery Rd
Gunnison, UT 84634

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Crimson Trace Showcases New Sights and Riflescopes at SHOT Show


(Wilsonville, OR) — America’s Top Brand of laser sights, Crimson Trace®, today announced that it will showcase more than two dozen new products at the 2019 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT®) Show in Las Vegas. Those products include red and green laser sights, red dot sights for pistols and long guns, and nearly a dozen cutting-edge riflescopes for long range and medium range shooting enthusiasts. Crimson Trace will showcase these and all of its products at SHOT Show in booth #13729 beginning January 22.

Among the new products are Crimson Trace laser sights:

  • The Laserguard® LG-422/G laser sight with a red or green diode for the SIG Sauer® P365® semi-auto pistol.
  • The Laserguard LG-459 with a red diode and the LG-459G with a green diode. Those new laser sights are engineered for a precision fit onto the trigger guards of the Smith & Wesson® M&P Shield® EZ® pistols and the Smith &Wesson M&P® .22 Compact pistol series.
  • The Lasersaddle™ LS-250/G laser sight designed for fit onto the Mossberg® SHOCKWAVE™ firearm, available in both red and green versions.

Several models of new Crimson Trace red dot sights will include:

  • The CTS-1000—a closed red dot sight with a 2 MOA aiming reticle designed for use on a rifle equipped with most standard rail mounting systems.
  • The CTS-1100—a 3.5X battlesight with a custom and fully-illuminated Crimson Trace advanced hybrid BDC reticle designed primarily for use on long guns.
  • The CTS-1400—an open red dot sight with 3.25 MOA aiming reticle and a large field of view. It is designed for use on long guns and incorporates an advanced motion detection system that notes inactivity, resulting in auto-shut-off to save battery life.

Crimson Trace will also showcase 11 new custom-designed riflescopes that range from a 1-4X24mm up to a long-range 5-25X56mm. Each riflescope offers a range of magnification options and provides generous eye relief. The line includes models featuring 30mm and 34mm one-piece tubes with objective lenses in diameters ranging from 24mm to 56mm. All riflescopes have specially designed turrets that make adjustment easier for users wearing gloves, and are equipped with flip-up caps on the ocular and objective lenses to protect the glass and help keep the glass surfaces clean. Subdued internal components reduce glare and bright spots, resulting in improved vision and a clearer image. The line also includes a 3-9X40mm riflescope with an illuminated reticle and 34mm tube, and two 1-8X28mm riflescopes with 34mm tubes. All Crimson Trace riflescopes are fog-, shock-, water- and dust-proof and the illuminated reticles can be adjusted to varying intensity levels.

Full details on these new products, and the 350-plus laser sights manufactured by Crimson Trace, can be reviewed at Crimson Trace leads the firearms accessory category by providing laser sights, lights, riflescopes and electro-optics sights through 2,500+ dealers across America. Those dealers include gun stores, ranges, big box outlets and numerous on-line retailers. Crimson Trace products can be easily installed without requiring modification of the firearm or special gunsmith skills. For more information on Crimson Trace products and dealer locations, visit or call 800-442-2406.

About Crimson Trace Corporation

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

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Meprolight Announce US-based Division to Service North American Customers

Meprolight USA to provide US commercial, law enforcement and military customers with comprehensive customer service, product availability and strategic marketing in effort to grow brand and market share starting January 4, 2019.

Middletown, Penn. (January 2019) – Meprolight®, a world leader in a variety of optic solutions from electro-optics sights, self-illuminated night sights, innovative pistol sights like the FT Bullseye, the R4E sights, and the Micro RDS, night vision and thermal devices, is proud to announce the opening of a new US-based facility to better serve their North American customers.

Meprolight USA will bring to their commercial, law enforcement, public service, security and military customers an unwavering commitment to providing responsive customer service, a large in-house supply of enhanced Meprolight products ready to ship and new marketing efforts to grow the brand in the US and develop a loyal market share.

As of January 4, 2019, the Meprolight USA sales team will be working directly with established distribution channels and partners, as well as reaching out to new customers for orders and sales inquiries.  The investment in the North American market includes engaging marketing efforts to educate customers on the many benefits of this world optic leader’s products.

Meprolight USA will be launching at SHOT Show, January 22 – 25, 2019 in both booths – #15138 in the firearms section and their law enforcement booth # 20043. The new US sales team will be available for in-booth meetings to see the enhanced product line, new products.

Meprolight USA is resolved to being the number one source for optics solutions, providing customers with receptive customer service, innovative and game-changing products for commercial and law enforcement/military markets and engaging marketing support. Our vision is crystal clear.

For orders and sales inquiries, please contact:, Phone number: (833) MEPROLIGT (833.637.7654)

For technical inquiries or technical support, please contact:

About Meprolight®:

Meprolight is a leading International Electro-Optics company, developing, manufacturing and marketing systems for infantry, armed forces, law enforcement agencies and civilian markets since 1990.

Meprolight provides comprehensive solutions with a wide array of combat-proven products; electro-optical solutions, night vision devices, digital Low light handheld devices, thermal target acquisition systems, and a variety of night sights and other tritium illuminated products for safety and security applications.

In 2019, Meprolight establishes a US division, Meprolight USA, to better serve their North American customers in the commercial, law enforcement, security and military

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Auto-Ordnance Introduces "I Stand" 1911



(Greeley, PA) – Thompson Auto-Ordnance, maker of the famous “Tommy Gun” and other classic firearms throughout history, is excited to introduce the “I Stand” Custom 1911.
In a time period where some in America may have forgotten the true meaning of sacrifice, Kahr Firearms Group is paying tribute to those who truly gave all for America. The “I Stand” 1911 honors all those who sacrificed their lives in the service of our country. For this reason, the phrase “All Gave Some, Some Gave All” is engraved on the dust cover. At Kahr Firearms Group, we stand for the National Anthem, and behind the men and women who keep us free. Thus the words “I Stand” are engraved on the right side of the slide. “Freedom Is Not Free” is engraved on the left side of the slide, a powerful reminder of the many who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. The American Flag is on the right grip, and the left grip depicts a battlefield memorial for a fallen warrior. The finish is a worn Cerakote in black and gray. Underneath is the same made in the USA, Auto-Ordnance GI 1911 that you know and trust.
Each pistol is a 5”, GI pattern 1911, chambered in .45 ACP. The slide, sear, and disconnector are machined from solid bar stock, properly heat treated for many thousands of rounds of reliable shooting. The sights, safety, trigger, and beavertail are GI pattern. Unlike GI guns, all Auto-Ordnance 1911s are precisely machined to modern standards. This guarantees that the GI 1911 may look like the original, but will shoot with a degree of accuracy far superior to the military guns. Owning the “I Stand 1911” gives the modern shooter a chance to own a piece of history, while making a powerful statement in support of the brave Americans who paid the ultimate price preserving our freedom.
The “I Stand” 1911 (1911BKOC1) comes with a 7-round magazine and has an MSRP of $1,313. Contact your local firearms dealer to purchase.
Bangers USA is the exclusive distributor for the “I Stand” 1911. Dealers can contact them directly at 800-226-4377 to order, or visit to learn more.
Kahr Firearms Group and Outlaw Ordnance worked closely together on the “I Stand” 1911 and other custom projects. Outlaw Ordnance, based out of West Monroe, Louisiana, is a growing firm, changing the firearm industry with custom designs and innovations. Check out their Instagram Channels to see what else is new.

For more information about Kahr Firearms Group products visit,, or .

About Kahr Firearms Group:
Kahr Firearms Group, formed in 2012, includes Kahr Arms, Auto-Ordnance and Magnum Research.  KFG Headquarters reside in Greeley, Pennsylvania. Kahr Arms produces small concealable handguns in .380, 9mm, .40 and .45ACP. Auto-Ordnance is the maker of the famous “Tommy Gun”, M1 Carbine and WW2 GI Model 1911. Magnum Research Inc., designer and producer of the world renowned Desert Eagle Pistol, Baby Eagle, MLR .22LR and .22Mag Rifles and BFR Revolvers. All three companies are proudly located in the USA.

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Crimson Trace 25th Anniversary Sale

25th Anniversary


Celebrating 25 years of Crimson Trace®! Receive 25% off and free ground shipping on select in-stock Crimson Trace® laser sights, tactical lights, apparel and accessories. Sale prices valid through January 31, 2019.


Rail Master Promotion

From January 1, 2019 through February 28, 2019 – purchase a Crimson Trace® laser sight, electronic sight or riflescope and receive a FREE CMR-201 Rail Master® Universal Red Laser Sight. The CMR-201 is a powerful red laser sighting solution for rail-equipped pistols, rifles or shotguns and is one of our most popular models. Whether you choose to buy through our website,  from a Local Authorized Dealer, or from one of our Featured Online Retailers – this is the time to outfit your firearms with the ultimate sighting solution. Click below for complete information.


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Stop by and visit us! We’ll be introducing our new ANSI Z87+ rated collection.
In our booth, meet our Gatorz Ambassadors:

  • Joseph Garcia – Senior Team Leader, Corrections Special Applications Unit
  • Dom Raso – Former Navy SEAL/Dynamis Alliance/ADAPTIV-X Apparel
  • Andy Stumpf – Former Navy SEAL/Free Range American/Host of Cleared Hot Podcast
  • Nick Koumalatsos – Former Marine Raider/Alexander Industries/Author

Daily Happy Hour from 2:30 – 5:00 PM! (January 22-24)

Booth Location:
January 21, 2019: Range Day – NS-35
January 22-25, 2019: SHOT Show – L-132

The Gatorz Story

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Buck Knives Partners with Taylor Guitars

Famous Buck favorites now featuring genuine ebony handles

Genuine ebony now available on Buck Knives products

Post Falls, ID — Friday, January 4, 2019– Buck Knives, leader in sports cutlery, is excited to partner with Taylor Guitars, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of premium acoustic guitars, and take part in their efforts using a sustainable supply model for genuine Ebony handles on its key heritage products.
As of January 1, 2019, Ebony wood will be offered on the following Buck models:
110 Folding Hunter (standard & finger-grooved)
110 Auto
112 Ranger (standard & finger-grooved)
112 Auto
101 Hunter
Ebony wood was originally introduced on the 110 and 112 models in the 1960’s, but in the
1990’s, federal regulations on endangered woods led Buck to utilize resin treated woods.
Harvested under Taylor’s thriving conservation project, Buck will again employ the use
of ebony, a natural material with beautiful grain patterns that provides customers with a
nearly indestructible knife handle.
“We are excited for this opportunity to work with Taylor Guitars,” said Chris Brooks, Director of Brand Management at Buck Knives. “Buck Knives was built on old-fashioned values with a commitment to quality, reliability, and preservation of our resources for future generations. We are excited to help support Taylor’s Ebony Project, one Buck at a time.”
For more information on the Ebony Project, visit

About Buck Knives
Behind every Buck knife is over 100 years of experience and craftsmanship. The very best materials and state-of-the-art technology are used to create knives that meet the exacting demands expected of a high-quality knife. Buck stands behind every knife made with their famous Forever Warranty. 

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MDT introduces ORYX brand as a complete bolt-action chassis system for under $400


MDT has introduced a new chassis and brand with the release of the ORYX. The ORYX is a one-piece integrated aluminum chassis and buttstock created to improve the consistency and accuracy of a bolt action rifle that retails for under four hundred dollars.

  • Made of hard anodized T6061 aluminum
  • Adjustable comb
  • Adjustable length of pull
  • M-LOK slots on bottom of the forend to attach bipods and other accessories
  • Flared magazine well to improve and speed up the loading process
  • Mag well acts as barricade stop
  • Multiple QD attachment points
  • Includes MDT contoured pistol grip

Polymer side panels provide added handling and ergonomics – including a thumb shelf – which lends itself to a variety of hand positioning and shooting techniques.

Weighing in at 3.2 lbs, the ORYX is the perfect platform for a hunting rifle.  The ORYX can accommodate up to a 1.25″ straight taper barrel, which makes the ORYX perfect for a precision rifle build.

Watch a Video about ORYX

The ORYX is currently available for the Remington 700, Howa 1500, and Tikka T3. Releases for the Remington 783, Howa Mini, and Ruger American are slated for early 2019.
The ORYX chassis system with integrated stock and grip can be purchased online.

Visit ORYX website

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Langdon Tactical Offers Trigger Job in a Bag



Owners of Beretta 92’s and PX4s looking to the ultimate in trigger improvement can now get Langdon Tactical’s famous trigger job without the hassle of shipping their firearms.

Langdon Tactical Technology (LTT) is now offering what it refers to as a, “Trigger Job in a Bag”. This solution from LTT offers the same polished and stoned parts Langdon Tactical Technology would install in your Beretta 92 or PX4 ready for installation by a competent gun smith in your home area.  For many this means less time waiting and more time on the range.

92 Series Trigger Job in a Bag includes: Wilson Combat Ultimate Trigger Bar, Elite II Hammer, Sear, Sear Spring, Trigger Spring, Hammer Strut, and Wilson Combat Reduced Power Hammer Spring (12, 13, or 14 lbs. options).   Wilson Deluxe Hammer upgrade optional.  This kit is not compatible with Italian-built 92S models.  Price: $165-180

PX4 Trigger Job in a Bag includes: Beretta Competition Trigger Group for the PX4, Wilson Chrome Silicon Trigger Spring (11 or 12 lbs. options) and a Beretta Trigger Bar. 

Trigger Job in a Bag provides the same parts selected and finished by Langdon Tactical Technology in a package ready for a local gunsmith to install. 

About Langdon Tactical Technology:

Langdon Tactical Technology is a source for advanced education and equipment needs specializing in the Beretta 92/96 and PX4 platforms.  

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E Series with Mossberg MC1sc. 

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – January 3, 2019 – Viridian Weapon Technologies is pleased to announce the release of its E Series red laser sight designed for the new Mossberg MC1sc pistol. This laser is available as an inline package (firearm plus laser sight) from Mossberg or as an accessory from Viridian. Launched in conjunction with this exciting and noteworthy handgun from Mossberg, Viridian continues to partner with major firearms manufacturers to provide premium laser sights designed to integrate perfectly for concealed carry and personal defense.
“We’ve been working closely with the team at Mossberg to develop a proper sighting solution for the new MC1sc sub compact,” said Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “The new E Series red laser is customized to fit the MC1sc perfectly, ensuring that the addition of this accessory does not interfere with concealability. Instead, adding our E Series laser to the MC1sc allows users to optimize rapid target acquisition in personal defense scenarios.”
Viridian’s E Series laser sight is made for the everyday conceal and carry owner who demands the most powerful red laser available. Delivering fast target acquisition when it’s needed most, the E Series is an invaluable component to any concealed carry setup.
Mossberg’s MC1sc sub-compact pistol is an all-new 9mm handgun for concealed carry. It’s built on a polymer frame and has a stainless-steel slide. Featuring the same level of quality and performance that Mossberg has staked its reputation on for decades, the MC1sc gives Mossberg customers a reliable handgun option for personal protection.
About Viridian Weapon Technologies 

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

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New GrovTec Products for 2019


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American manufacturer GrovTec has announced its list of new products for 2019. GrovTec continues to grow as more and more hunters and shooters put their trust in GrovTec’s American-made quality to hold their rifles.  More than one dozen new products have been released to not only, “carry the gun” as GrovTec’s slogan says, but also improve the utility of nearly any rifle or sling. 

GrovTec Stud to swivel

A great example of GrovTec’s innovation is its new Push Button Base to Stud Adaptor.  This brilliantly simple device permits the use of modern QD-type slings on your favorite hunting rifle equipped with a classic stud.  A handful of these could easily declutter a safe.  These aluminum adaptors are Type III black anodized for lasting good looks.

    GrovTec’s Push Button Base to Stud Adaptor

GrovTec Bipod Stud Mount Keymod

Modern Sporting Rifle fans will appreciate the ease with which they can now mount stud-format bipods with the new Bipod Stud Mount Keymod from GrovTec.  This mount attaches to your KeyMod hand guard and provides a stud for bipod attachment.  Type III black anodizing protects the mount and resists seizure.

        GrovTec’s Bipod Stud Mount Keymod

GrovTec 1 12 Loop Heave Duty

1-1/2″ Loop Heavy Duty Push Button Swivel Single Pack

Shooters looking for the added support of broader slings can now also trust their push button swivel with GrovTec’s 1 1/2″ Loop Heavy Duty Push Button Swivel.  This all-steel swivel features a larger 1 1/2″ loop to accept broader slings without binding.  The manganese phosphate finish ensures a long service life.

See the entire assortment of GrovTec’s new products by visiting or visit booth 2229 at SHOT Show 2019.

To learn more about what makes GrovTec a true American success story see the short video below. 

The History of Grovtec

The History of Grovtec

About GrovTec:

GrovTec was born when a major manufacturer moved operations overseas. Seizing an opportunity, the assets were purchased and GrovTec continued to proudly engineer and machine in Wood Village, OR.  Today GrovTec produces some of the finest firearms accessories for OEM, consumer, and contract.

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Nammo Assumes Majority Ownership Position in MAC LLC

A year after announcing its acquisition of a minority position in US company MAC LLC, Nammo is pleased to confirm that it has assumed a majority ownership position in the company. Based in Bay St. Louis MS, the company is a leader in the development and production of lightweight polymer cartridge cases for small and medium caliber ammunition.

Nammo, as a major supplier of specialty ammunition for military and commercial users, believes that this technology will strengthen its ability to provide a reliable advantage to its customers.

Reijo Bragberg, Executive Vice President of Nammo Small and Medium Caliber Ammunition said: “Through this decision we are now establishing Nammo and MAC LLC as frontrunners in development of lightweight technologies, which are of great importance for our defense customers”.

Nick Malkovich, President of MAC LLC said, “We are extremely satisfied to have Nammo become a majority owner. The experience from our first year working together has been very positive, and we look forward to strengthening our cooperation going forward.”

MAC LLC will continue to operate as they have, providing a leadership role in lightweight ammunition solutions, and will be an important part of Nammo’s US growth plan going forward.
The acquisition has been reviewed and approved by the US government.

For further information, please contact:

Endre Lunde

SVP Communications

Nammo Group

+47 908 53 270

Nick Malkovich



+1 (504) 250-4821

Nammo is an international aerospace and defense company headquartered in Norway. With 2300 staff spread across more than 30 sites and offices in 14 countries, Nammo is one of the world’s leading providers of ammunition, rocket motors and demilitarization services for both military and civilian customers.

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Welcome to 2019 U.S.A. !

I hope you’ve all had an awesome Holiday Season and that Santa filled your stocking with all the goodies you’ve always wanted. It’s nice to have you back.

So, here we are and today is Friday; therefor, time for our weekly shoot the shit. As many of you have noticed, a good shoot the shit is, by far, better than therapy. Why? about 60% of all college students majoring in psychology are doing so to understand themselves. So, imagine getting life advice from someone who is trying to figure themselves out. Imagine sitting in front of Dr. Ford, of recent Senate Judiciary Committee fame! Disgusting!

In a short span of boredom, I created a XXX version of her testimony. Here it is…

“ I knew that soon Brett would want me. Boy was I right! I heard him crashing through the bedroom door with lust in his shimmering blue eyes and his bulbous member in hand. I fought but it was hopeless and succumbed to his passionate advances”

Anyway, shoot the shits are social interactions where none of the participants need to know anything about the subject or subjects being discussed. During a shoot the shit, you can make unsupported statements, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone you wish or change the subject altogether. Even better is the fact that you won’t have to pay some jackass $150, or more, per hour. There’s a reason why most insurance companies won’t pay for mental health services.

On to today’s topic…

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I support our President on the border wall (barrier) as a first line of defense in providing border security. I find it extraordinarily embarrassing that we have expensive elected officials, who clearly don’t know the difference between a screw driver or pair of pliers, call a wall ineffective. Really? We secure embassies, military installations, government sites and sensitive infrastructure with barriers, yet Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer basically said to DHS Secretary Nielsen ,during a White House meeting, don’t confuse me with facts, my mind is made up and there won’t be a wall. They literally see opposing a wall, barrier or what have you, as denying Trump. The real victims of their insouciance are the Americans and their communities.

Readers, United States drug users are the source of over $200 billion per year in revenues to the drug cartels. In turn, these organizations finance gangs, human trafficking, kidnappings and pay off government officials corrupting all of Central America. Caravan participants are asking for asylum to get away from gang violence in their home countries. So, it seems basic that reducing cartel revenues would positively impact life in those countries. A border barrier would clearly reduce the flow of drugs impacting cartel revenues.

Please digest the data below. We are loosing young people by the truck load from drug use:

  • In 2017, there were 70,237 drug overdose deaths in the United States up 9.6% from 2016 (CDC data)

Drug usage has an enormous social cost – enforcement, treatment, gang violence, illegal prostitution and a slew of petty crimes; yet, we have a Democrat House that sees denying Donald J. Trump a border barrier as the objective. What they’re doing is denying our citizens and residents the security and safety the government is required to provide.

A border barrier defeats human traffickers, making dangerous journeys that risk the lives of innocent women and children a thing of the past.

Those calling a border barrier ineffective must be forming their opinions from life experiences in environments where RPGs, car bombs, high explosives or bazookas are available breeching tools. The border barrier does not defeat 100% of attempts but it will address 99% of all cases. It’s one layer of border security which is reinforced by thermal imaging, wall sensors and UAV surveillance.

Not funding a border barrier is a vulgar display of political bickering over America’s security.

In closing, I’m going to ask you to contact your Congressman and tell them you support a border barrier, the Border Patrol needs it and America needs the security benefits it’ll provide.

Have a great weekend and let’s us hear from you. We wish you all and extraordinary 2019!

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Walther Arms Introduced the PPQ Q5 Match Steel Frame Pistol

The new Q5 Match from Walther is built for the production class competitive shooter. Built around the award winning PPQ platform, the Q5 Match features an optics ready slide that comes with a Trijicon RMR, Leupold Delta Point, and Docter Optics ready mounting plate in addition to the standard competition iron sights already included. Coupled with a ported slide, Carl Walther signature ergonomics, and a blue quick defense trigger, the Q5 is the firearm that gives you match performance in a production class firearm.

Walther also announced a Pro version of the PPQ Q5 Match which ships with a flared magazine well and 17 round capacity.

The rumor mill has the PPQ Q5 Match at $800 to $1500 depending on configuration. But, there’s been no formal statement from Walther on configurations and suggested retail price. Look for availability in Jan – Feb 2019.


  • MODEL: 2813335
  • CALIBER: 9 mm
  • HEIGHT: 5.3″
  • WIDTH: 1.3″


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Introducing Two New GLOCK Slimline Models


Designed for Comfort

Unique Features

Maximum Value

SMYRNA, Ga. – January 2, 2019 Today, GLOCK, Inc. announces two additions to the GLOCK pistol family.  The GLOCK 43X and the GLOCK 48 feature the design of the Slimline series with a silver slide and are a perfect fit for everyday carry. Chambered in 9X19, both pistols feature a compact Slimiline frame with silver nPVD finish and a 10-round magazine capacity making them ideal for concealed carry.

“With the success of the Slimline series in the marketplace and over one million GLOCK 43 pistols sold in just three years, the Slimline series pistols have been tested, trusted and proven,” said GLOCK, Inc. VP Josh Dorsey.  “We listened to the consumers request for a GLOCK Slimline model with increased round capacity and both of these pistols deliver that flawlessly.  GLOCK’s continued pursuit of perfection drives innovation while not straying from our promise of reliability and durability and that is demonstrated in the G43X and G48.”

Designed for comfort, the G43X and G48 combine a fuller-size grip length with a minimal profile of approximately 1” for a comfortably balanced, versatile grip that’s ideal for a variety of users. While the two pistols share the same size frame, they have different slide lengths.  The slide for the G43X is the same sub-compact length as the G43 (6.06 in.) while the G48 has a compact length (6.85 in) and is compliant with Canadian regulations.

These pistols incorporate elements of the Slimline series such as the short trigger distance, a frame with a built-in beavertail, a reversible magazine catch and the incredibly accurate, match-grade GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB). The G43X and G48 also feature precision-milled front serrations. Both models are available in three sight configurations; standard, GLOCK Night Sights (GNS), and Ameriglo BOLD.

The silver Slimline models G43X and G48 will be showcased at SHOT Show 2019 and will be available on dealer shelves beginning January 21st.

For more information about the new Slimline series G43X and G48, contact GLOCK, Inc. or go to

Please find a media kit available here.

View Specs

View Specs

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 of military and law enforcement agencies worldwide and among pistol owners. In 2019, GLOCK celebrates its 33rd 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

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Introducing the Nighthawk VIP Black


The Nighthawk VIP Black. Hand built and engraved for those who appreciate a tasteful amount of hand engraving, coupled with a black diamond like coating and Nighthawk’s high-quality build and service prep. A presentation grade work of art that has a durable finish that can be carried and used daily. As one of our most exclusive models, the VIP Black is built as a true heirloom piece. This pistol is crafted with all the finest customizations, including a DLC finish, and full hand engraving done by master engraver Bertram Edmonston. The VIP is also equipped with a 14k solid gold bead front sight and giraffe bone grips. To complete this truly elite package, the VIP comes in a custom walnut hardwood presentation case.


  • Custom Vertical Front Strap and Mainspring Serrations
  • Hand Serrated Rear of the Slide and Ejector Matching the Heinie Black Rear Sight
  • Nighthawk 14k Solid Gold Bead Front Sight
  • Deep Hand Engraving Featured Throughout
  • Black Diamond Like Finish
  • Crowned Barrel
  • Giraffe Bone Grips
  • Custom Walnut Hardwood Presentation Case


  • CALIBER: .45 ACP
  • HEIGHT: 5.6″
  • WIDTH: 1.40″
  • SLIDE WIDTH: 0.92″
  • SIGHT RADIUS: 6.51″

One Gun. One Gunsmith.™ Order Now +

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Copper Basin™ Highlights Third Generation Takedown Firearm Backpack and Introduces New Colors at SHOT Show 2019

The low-profile, Gen 3 Takedown Firearm Backpack defines discreet carry and protection for your take-down firearm. Stop by Booth 1925 to see the complete Copper Basin™ line of outdoor gear.

Nampa, Idaho (January 2019)Copper Basin™, LLC, manufacturers of innovative, lightweight bags and packs for hunting, hiking and low-profile firearm storage, continue to evolve the popular Gen 3 Takedown Firearm Backpack with their new 2019 colors, available at SHOT Show 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 22-25, 2019 at booth 1925 alongside Adaptive Tactical and Mossberg Gear.

Unlike other firearm backpacks, Copper Basin’s pack is made for discreet carry with non-military, non-law enforcement looking materials and for 2019, new colors include a Vintage Green Waxed Canvas and a Grey & Black Water Proof Bag. The Takedown Firearm Backpack allows for quick access and rapid removal of the firearm components.

Just a sampling of the firearms that can be broken down and comfortably carried in the Takedown Firearm Backpack include:

  • Ruger® 10/22 Takedown® Factory Rifle, 22 Charger™, 22 Charger™ Takedown and PC Carbine
  • AR & AK Pistols
  • AOW Shotguns / Compact Shotguns
  • Century Arms AK Pistols
  • Century Arms Draco Pistols
  • Henry® Survival AR-7 Rifle
  • Kel-Tec Sub-2000 Rifles
  • Kriss Vector Gen II SDP and SBR
  • Alaskan Lever Action Takedown Rifle
  • Zenith Firearms MKE Z-5RS, MKE Z-5P, MKE Z-5K

Booth 1925 will have on display Copper Basin’s Modular Game Pack, an essential hunter’s accessory that provides hunters with twin, large capacity game pockets in hi-vis hunter orange. Mossberg® Gear will also be at Booth 1925, where customers will find top-quality, licensed gear and accessories for hunters, shooting enthusiasts and tactical operators including slings, shell carriers, gloves and belts. Besides Copper Basin and Mossberg Gear, booth 1925 also features Adaptive Tactical’s line of firearm stock and accessories including the popular Sidewinder Venom™ mag-fed shotgun system and ADTAC stock systems.

“We are encouraged by positive sales growth for Copper Basin products in 2018 and we are looking to grow our Dealer and Distributor customer base further at the 2019 SHOT Show,” said Gary Cauble, director of sales and marketing for Copper Basin.

For more information on Copper Basin visit

About Copper Basin™:

Copper Basin™ develops gear for people who enjoy the wild, rugged outdoors as much as we do. Our quality products are made to last, and are designed to perform when they’re needed the most: in the field. Copper Basin gear is designed to go beyond just the basic feature set. Our design team spends countless hours making sure every product is packed with technical features and innovation that enhances your outdoor experience.

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Start the New Year Right with Rebates at Ammunition Depot

The more rebates the merrier on Federal handgun, rimfire and 223/5.56 ammunition at your one source for ammunition, accessories and firearms needs throughout the year.

Boca Raton, Fla. (January 2019) – Ammunition Depot, your online ammunition, accessories and firearms source for great pricing and service is starting the new year by loading up on ways to put more money in your pocket with Federal ammunition rebates.

First, fuel up with our Federal 223/5.56 rebate. Just by purchasing American Eagle .223 Rem and 5.56x45mm ammunition online, get five cents back PER ROUND! That adds up to $25 off a 500-round case. The Federal .223/5.56 Rebate has a maximum value of $500 and is valid on purchased made through March 31, 2019 with a minimum order of 300-rounds to qualify.

Need handgun ammo? Now is the time to stock up and save with our Federal Handgun Rebates. Get $1.00 back from Federal for every 50-rounds of 9mm ammunition you buy and $2.00 back for every 50-rounds of all other Federal, American Eagle, Speer, Blazer Brass or Independence centerfire handgun ammunition. That ends up to $20 off a 1000-round case of 9mm and $40 off per 1000-round case of all other handgun ammo. The Federal Handgun Rebates are valid on purchases through March 31, 2019 and have a maximum value of $400. A minimum order of 250-rounds is required to qualify.

The rebates keep coming with the CCI Rapid Rimfire Rebate and the Federal It’s Raining Rimfire Rebate, for every five boxes of rimfire, get the cost of one box back! Both of Federal’s rimfire rebates can save you 20% or a total of $400. Each rebate has a maximum value of $200 and is valid on purchases made through March 31, 2019.

“Federal’s rebates offer great year end savings on some of their most popular ammunition and this incredible offer is extended well into the new year,” Scott Blick, managing partner for Ammunition Depot, remarked. “These rebates have a total value of $1,300 and that is some incredible savings on our most popular Federal ammunition.”

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

Visit Ammunition Depot for all your ammunition needs at

About Ammunition Depot:

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

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

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Galco has holsters for the new Glock 43X and 48!


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PHOENIX, January 2019

Galco Gunleather is excited to introduce multiple holster fits for the new Glock 43X and 48 pistols! Galco is pleased to offer a wide range of extremely popular holsters for the new Glocks:

Ankle holsters like the bestselling Ankle Glove™ and Ankle Guard™.

Belt holsters including the Combat Master™, Quick Slide™, Stinger™ and TacSlide™.

IWB designs like the KingTuk™ series, very popular Stow-N-Go™, classic Summer Comfort™, and the recently-updated Triton™ 2.0 and Tuck-N-Go™ 2.0.

Shoulder holsters including the Miami Classic II™.

The Wraith 2 belt/paddle holster.

Galco also offers a variety of women’s holster handbags, the versatile Underwraps™ belly band, day planners and ammo carriers for the new Glock pistols!

With holsters in every price range and multiple carry methods, Galco can help outfit owners of the new Glock 43X and 48 owners with the highest-quality American-made holsters and accessories. Visit Galco’s website today and see the complete line!


About Galco International, LTD: Galco International, LTD is the designer and manufacturer of the Galco Gunleather brand, the premier American-made line of superb-quality holsters, belts and accessories. Encompassing law enforcement, military, defensive and sporting use, the Galco Gunleather brand utilizes leather, injection-molded plastic and Kydex® to meet the demands of today’s consumers. The award-winning Matrix™ line of holsters and accessories, women’s holster handbags, tactical slings and hunting accessories round out the line. All Galco products are proudly made in the USA since 1969.
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NEW Lasersaddle™ for Shotguns

Crimson Trace

New Lasersaddle



The new Lasersaddle™ for Mossberg® 500, 590 and Shockwave™ model shotguns is now available. Your choice of red laser (LS-250) or green laser (LS-250G) options. Get yours while this first production run is in stock.


Up to 40% Off


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In this video Eric demonstrates the 456 drill, which utilizes 3 magazines – 1 loaded with 4 rounds, 1 with 5, and 1 with 6 – all shot at 50 yards. Magazines of unknown round count will be shot at random from the standing, kneeling, and prone positions. The goal is to land all shots within an 8 inch circle within a 25 second par time. The training objective of this drill is to work on accuracy, emergency reloads, and safety manipulations. If you have one drill to shoot and only 15 rounds to work with, this would be the it!

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SB-1 Defiant Is Built!

The SB-1 Defiant is a joint venture of Boeing and Sikorsky that was rolled out of its West Palm Beach, FL. hanger in 2018.

This is one of two advanced prototypes built for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multirole technical demonstration (JMR-TD) Program. This vertical-lift bird is on steroids; designed to fly at twice the speed with twice the range range of conventional helos. Its pusher prop and vertically stabilized empennage (rudders and elevators)  makes it highly maneuverable.

Plans are to have it flying in 2019. Can’t wait!

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Free CMR-201 Rail Master from Crimson Trace

Crimson Trace

Rail Master Promotion

From January 1, 2019 through February 28, 2019 – purchase a Crimson Trace® laser sight, electronic sight or riflescope and receive a FREE CMR-201 Rail Master® Universal Red Laser Sight. The CMR-201 is a powerful red laser sighting solution for rail-equipped pistols, rifles or shotguns and is one of our most popular models. Whether you choose to buy through our website,  from a Local Authorized Dealer, or from one of our Featured Online Retailers – this is the time to outfit your firearms with the ultimate sighting solution. Click below for complete information.


25 25 25 Giveaway

The 25 25 25 Giveaway celebrates 25 Years of Crimson Trace®. 25 prize packages will be given away to 25 lucky winners. Each package includes a firearm, Crimson Trace Scope, Sight, Laser or Light, and an assortment of accessories. Begins January 15th!


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Steyr Launches Scout Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor


BESSEMER, Ala. (Dec. 21, 2018) — Steyr and Col. Jeff Cooper introduced the first production Scout Rifle to the world at the 1998 SHOT Show, and for more than a decade, Steyr hasn’t introduced a new chambering in the Scout Rifle platform. That is until now. It’s official; the Steyr Scout is now available in the wildly popular performer 6.5 Creedmoor.

Throughout his decades of development of the scout-rifle concept, including the nearly decade-long collaborative design process to create the Steyr Scout, Cooper was very specific in his chambering choices for his ultimate production scout rifle. In addition to his long list of qualifications that only the Steyr Scout accomplished, he wanted the rifle to be able to knock down any North American game, and he wanted the ammunition to be readily available. While the 6.5 Creedmoor wasn’t available in his lifetime, it has become one of the top cartridge choices in the U.S., and it’s become quite plentiful.

“It can’t be said that Col. Cooper wasn’t a fan of the 6.5 mm, as he wrote about the 6.5 Mannlicher Schoenauer rather longingly,” said Scott O’Brien, Steyr Arms, USA, CEO. “But Col. Cooper never could have expected the amazing performance of the 6.5 Creedmoor, nor could he expect the widespread availability of such a round.”

Steyr and Cooper began collaborating on a production Scout Rifle around 1990, and the Steyr engineers worked within his limitations to produce a rifle that was less than a meter in length, less than about 7 pounds, and it had to be able to take anything in North America from hare to bear. Steyr engineers provided his desired backup “ghost-ring” iron sights that rest snugly within the Steyr Scout’s profile and can be deployed within seconds should the optics fail. They also provided two-stage magazines that could accomplish the same function as the 1903 Springfield’s magazine cutoff but in a much faster manner than the original.

Just like the original Steyr Scout, the 6.5 CM version incorporates a spare magazine in the stock with the ability to accept a pair of optional 10-round magazines. The stock also incorporates an integrated bipod, as well as a set of five whale-tail sling-swivel attachments to accommodate a three-point Ching Sling on either side of the stock.

“We can never know how the Colonel would have felt about chambering his rifle in the 6.5 Creedmoor, but considering its performance and after extensive testing, we think he’d wholeheartedly approve,” O’Brien said.

The Steyr Arms Scout 6.5 Creedmoor has a 19-inch cold hammer forged barrel that is fluted and threaded to accept 1/2-20 RH muzzle devices. It is now available in Black, MUD and OD Green stocks with an MSRP of $1,735.00.

Established in 1864, Steyr Arms, 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 USA is the subsidiary headquarters of Steyr Arms, GmbH, in the U.S. For more information, contact Steyr Arms at 2530 Morgan Rd., Bessemer, AL 35022; call (205) 417-8644; or visit


Scout 6.5 Creedmoor


General-purpose rifle


Steyr Mannlicher GmbH


Kleinraming, Austria


2530 Morgan Rd.


Bessemer, AL 35022


(205) 417-8644


Bolt-action repeating rifle


6.5 CM

Action material:

25CrMo4 steel

Magazine type/capacity:

Polymer double-stack detachable box/5 rounds (10-round box and adaptor are optional)


Fluted,19-inch cold hammer forged, 1/2-20 threads


Fourgroove, 1:8 RH twist


Flip-up iron sights; integral top rail




Tang-mounted 2+1 position safety

Trigger type:


Pull weight:

4 pounds, 8 ounces (adjustable)

Stock material/type:

Glass-reinforced polymer with integrated bipod & UIT rail

Recoil pad:


Sling swivels:

Five removable push-and-turn-style positions available (two included)



Weight, empty:

7.0 pounds

Overall length:

38.6 inches

Included accessories:

Extra magazine, owners manual



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RETAY ARMS to debut all new 12ga 3.5” chambered Masai Mara shotgun at Shot Show 2019


Incorporating their patented “Click Free” bolt system dubbed Inertia Plus ™; Retay’s latest 12ga 3.5 offering will add a new dimension to the wildly successful Masai Mara shotgun platform.

WASHINGTON D.C. December 20, 2018 – RETAY ARMS LTD. STI. of Konya Turkey announces that it plans to display the latest incarnation of its wildly successful Masai Mara Shotgun at the 2019 SHOT SHOW In Las Vegas NV. 

The Masai Mara SP ( Special Purpose ) will chamber 2 ¾ – 3.5” 12ga shotgun ammunition using the patented “Inertia Plus ™ ” rotation bolt system that has become the cornerstone of the company’s rise to popularity.


The Masai Mara 3.5 SP will offer the same unprecedented lightweight performance and balance that has made the 3” version so sought after among waterfowl hunters and will add the flexibility to chamber ALL commercially available 12ga ammunition.  

Masai Mara is a popular line of  lightweight high performance semi-automatic recoil driven shotguns based on the original design by Bruno Civolani. They feature 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”

Until now, the Masai Mara line had been available only chambered for 12ga 2 ¾” – 3”  but beginning this Spring, hunters will have the option of purchasing a 3.5” chambered version as well.

The 3.5” chambered version will be dubbed Masai Mara SP. It will weigh in at a only 7.2 LBS  and will be available in Black, Mossy Oak Bottomland, Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades, RealTree Timber, RealTree Max-5 as well as special editions that combine Cerakote brand polymer ceramic coatings and popular camouflage patterns from RealTree and Mossy Oak.

The Masai Mara 12ga 3.5 SP Models will be available in barrel lengths of 26” and 28” with MSRP ranging from $1200 – $1600 based on options. Learn more at

Questions and Inquiries should directed to Retay US Operations ℅

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American Tactical Introduces Nomad Shotgun Series

(Summerville, SC ) – American Tactical, US manufacturer and world-wide importer of firearms, ammunition and tactical equipment, is happy to introduce the new Nomad Shotgun Series.
American Tactical is proud to offer customers a variety of unique, high quality products at great prices. The Nomad Shotgun Series is a perfect addition to that lineup. The Nomads are folding, single-shot Turkish-manufactured shotguns with a 3″ chamber, black checkered synthetic furniture and swivel attachments.
With an MSRP of just $109.95, these shotguns offer shooters a fun and unique addition to your collection at an impressive price point. They are available in .410, 12- and 20-gauge models with a variety of barrel lengths. American Tactical is offering the Nomad Shotguns in the following six models:
– ATIG12NMD18 – 12 gauge with 18.5″ barrel length
– ATIG12NMD28 – 12 gauge with 28” barrel length
– ATIG20NMD18 – 20 gauge with 18.5” barrel length
– ATIG20NMD26 – 20 gauge with 26” barrel length
– ATIG410NMD18 – 410 gauge with 18.5” barrel length
– ATIG410NMD26 – 410 gauge with 26” barrel length
Contact your local firearms dealer today to purchase!
For more information on products from American Tactical, visit

About American Tactical:
American Tactical is both an American manufacturer and a world wide importer of firearms, ammunition and tactical equipment to the United States of America. Offering customers a broad range of shooting sports and defense products, they search the globe to bring the best quality and prices to buyers. In addition, they manufacture many products in the United States to offer American-made options in their vast product lineup.


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As 2018 fades into the sunset, we want to express our sincerest gratitude for partnering with us to make this blog fun and informative. We wish you a Happy New Year and may 2019 be filled with joy and great opportunities.


My Prediction for 2019:

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will leave the Supreme Court after a distinguished tenure.

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Wishing You All A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !

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Christmas is upon us and we’ll be closing down the presses to enjoy the Holidays, but before we do so, I’d like to wish you, my readers and partners, a Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year. May 2019 be your best year ever.

See you in January 2019!

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U.S. Army Contracting Command Issues Award to SIG SAUER for MCX, MPX, and 716G2 Rifles, along with SP2022 Pistols, TANGO6 Riflescopes, and Suppressors

Newington, N.H. (December 20, 2018) – SIG SAUER has confirmed the award of a five-year contract with the U.S. Army Contracting Command for commercial off the shelf (COTS) rifles and pistols to include MCX rifles, MPX sub-guns, 716G2 rifles, SP2022 pistols, TANGO6 series riflescopes, suppressors, and various SIG SAUER accessories.

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“This is a very exciting announcement for SIG SAUER and we are extremely proud that the U.S. Army has selected SIG SAUER products for this award,” said Ron Cohen, President and CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc. “For this contract the U.S. Army has identified a wide array of SIG SAUER product including pistols, rifles, optics, and suppressors. We are extremely humbled that they have recognized our ability to meet the broad scope and demands of this contract while recognizing the quality and versatility of our products for the battlefield.”

The U.S. Army identified the following SIG SAUER product for the COTS contract: 

SIG SAUER MCX Rifles: conceived for the demands of the special operations community and engineered for adaptability, accuracy, and durability. Available in over 500 configurations the MCX offers the utmost in mission-specific flexibility featuring user changeable barrels, free-floating M-LOK™ handguards, ambidextrous AR style controls, a folding adjustable stock, and a 30-round magazine.

SIG SAUER MPX Rifles: a groundbreaking sub-gun with a short-stroke gas piston operating system, featuring user changeable barrels available in varying lengths, a short aluminum KeyMod™ handguard, ambidextrous AR controls, and a 30-round magazine.

SIG SAUER 716G2 Rifles: a short-stroke pushrod gas system on an AR platform and 7.62 NATO caliber performance, a free-float handguard, ambidextrous controls, a telescoping stock, ambidextrous steel QD sling mounts, and a 20-round magazine.

SIG SAUER SP2022 Pistols: full-size suppressed and non-suppressed pistols featuring a durable, lightweight, and wear-resistant polymer frame with a nitron stainless steel slide, a double action/single action trigger, SIGLITE Night Sights, and an integrated M1913 accessory rail.

SIG SAUER TANGO6 Series Riflescopes: ruggedized and optimized for military use to withstand both close quarter battle operations and long range shooting. All TANGO6 series riflescopes are manufactured using anodized aircraft grade aluminum maintubes, and are available in multiple reticle and illumination options.

SIG SAUER Suppressors: designed to be part of a completely integrated pistol or rifle system to maximize overall performance resulting in the most advanced, most dependable suppressors.

SIG SAUER Accessories: to include various uppers, threaded barrels, and magazines. 

To learn more about the SIG SAUER products in this U.S. Army COTS Award please visit

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



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