MAGPUL NEW CORE WEBSITE

 

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C-SOCC Is Talk of the Town

 

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It’s Friday and time for our weekly shoot the shit. We are so damned sick of hearing Democrats trying to undermine the Executive Branch that we decided to talk about a positive development committed to paper on 16 Feb 2017 in Brussels.

In what appears to be a restructuring of the EU’s special operations forces, three countries, Belgium, Denmark and The Netherlands signed a letter of intent to establish a Composite Special Operations Component Command (C-SOCC). The new organization has all of the characteristics of our own JSOC; combining the Special Operations capabilities of three EU countries under one central command structure.

During a signing ceremony, NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller welcomed the initiative as timely and valuable. “This tri-national effort reflects the reality that Special Operations Forces today operate increasingly in a multinational context,” she said. “The ability to command our Special Forces effectively is as important as the forces themselves, and NATO has made it a priority”, Ms. Gottemoeller added.

The new command will be developed in line with NATO standards, leveraging the expertise of NATO’s Special Operations Headquarters in Mons, Belgium. While primarily intended for NATO operations, the command could support United Nations and other multinational operations.

We certainly view this as a positive move provided the inevitable kinks in Command and Control are worked out, but for now things are looking good for a more capable commitment and international SOF tasking.

Have a great weekend! Spend some quality time with your buds and family!

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See MOHOC In Germany For Enforce Tac & IWA In Nuremberg, 3 to 6 March.

The MOHOC® is a tactically designed camera that revolutionizes form-factor, durability and user interface. Thanks to their proprietary helmet contour, the MOHOC® and MOHOC® IR are the world’s lowest profile helmet cameras. Other helmet cameras snag on cables or run into doorways. Not MOHOC®. MOHOC® delivers a snag free, aerodynamic solution allowing you to operate without getting hung up.

The IP68 camera is both dustproof and waterproof to 30 feet without a separate case. The military grade system also features superior durability. The aluminum and over molded rubber housing is rigorously tested to 2 meter drops without skipping a video frame! MOHOC® is built for those whose gear must be able to withstand the harshest environments.

Get to see the MOHOC cameras for yourself at IWA Booth 9-101

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2017 SOFIC Innovation Showcase

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Dates: May 15-18, 2017

Location: Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL

2017 SOFIC is looking for Innovators!

NDIA is offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to present their innovative products, ideas and services at the 2017 SOFIC Innovation Showcase. Selected companies will be given 10 minutes of exclusive time to showcase their innovation to members of the SOF community.  This is an exceptional opportunity to present your innovation to this exclusive community.

Do you have the innovation that SOF is looking for?  If so, act now to be considered for this limited opportunity.  Visit the www.sofic.org and submit a 2017 SOFIC Innovation Showcase official application.

All applications must be received by March 17.  Companies will be selected by March 31, 2017 to participate in the 2017 SOFIC Innovation Showcase. There is no fee to apply, participation is complimentary.

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Hornady Manufacturing to exhibit at IWA Outdoor Classic Show in Nuremberg Germany

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Hornady Manufacturing, a world leader in bullet, ammunition, and reloading tools, will be exhibiting at the IWA Outdoor Classic show in Nuremberg, Germany March 3-6. 
The Hornady booth will be located at Hall 7-104 and will showcase the latest in its innovative product lines that have earned the loyalty of serious shooting sports enthusiasts around the world.
More information about IWA Outdoor Classics, including a floorplan, is available at:
www.iwa.info/en

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Ritter & Stark GmbH Unveils New Rifles at the 2017 IWA Outdoor Classics

Ritter & Stark’s SX-1 Modular Tactical Rifle to be presented daily in the IWA Demonstration Area and 1 new rifle will be displayed for the first time at the R&S booth 9-144 in Hall 9. Also we display SX-1 MTR at New Product Centre

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Feistritz, Austria (February 2017) – Ritter & Stark GmbH, an Austrian-based firearms design and manufacturing company, will be exhibiting at the IWA Outdoor Classics 2017 exhibition March 3 – 6, in Nuremberg, Germany. The IWA Outdoor Classics is one of the world’s largest trade fairs for hunting, shooting sports, and civilian and professional security. Ritter & Stark will not only display the SX-1 Modular Tactical Rifle (MTR), but will continue their tradition of presenting new products at IWA for the very first time.

Building on the success of the SX-1, R&S developed the SLX series, a short-action, and multi-caliber, precision bolt-action rifle weighing less and shorter than its big brother. The SLX-308, available in .308 Win./ 7.62×51 NATO will be shown at IWA with the.260 Rem., and 6.5 Creedmoor calibers becoming available at a later date.

The SLX-308 employs many of the innovative features of the SX-1 including the direct installation of a MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rail on the barrel, which allows the user to interchange barrels with pre-set scopes easily and quickly, all without a loss of zero. Additionally, the SLX-308’s fully adjustable, 2-stage Remington 700 standard compatible trigger ensures precise fire control. The fully-adjustable buttstock can be customized to fit the operator by length, cheekpiece height and height of the recoil pad.  The buttstock is also equipped with a MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rail for a monopod attachment. The SLX rifle is the newest option available from R&S for precision shooters looking for a shorter overall length and less weight in a precision, long-range rifle.

              Ritter & Stark SLX-308 short-action, multi-caliber precision rifle

For the professional military, security, police officer, hunter or target shooter, the most important attribute of a rifle is accuracy and Ritter & Stark delivers. The SX-1 MTR and SLX-308 barrels are guaranteed 100 percent accurate to at least 0.5 MOA for an industry leading 5,000 rounds in available calibers using factory grade ammunition.

Visit Ritter & Stark at IWA 2017 see its revolutionary rifle systems in Hall 9/ booth 9-144. For sales appointments during the exhibition, please contact Alexander Chikin at +43 664 88 5456 41. For media appointments, contact Laura Burgess at +1 252-288-5805.

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U.T.SEC – Unmanned Technologies & Security 2017: Premiere at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg

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  • New exhibition and conference at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg
  • Focus on security topics
  • Partner entities UAV DACH and the Association for Security Technology (VfS)Focus on security topics.

Security using drones, and security against drones, are the focus of the U.T.SEC – Unmanned Technologies & Security Expo & Conference, on 2-3 March 2017, NCC West, Exhibition Centre Nuremberg. The two days of the event will deal in detail with both technical and legal aspects of this subject. The official partners for the exhibition and conference are UAV DACH e.V., the German umbrella association for unmanned air transport in Europe, and VfS, the Association for Security Technology.

UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) or UAS (Unmanned Autonomous Systems), known collectively as “drones”, are a forward-looking topic of interest, with all the opportunities and risks that new technologies imply. Although most familiar from the military and hobby fields until now, unmanned systems offer major potential for increasing security and protecting human life, e.g. through monitoring, checking and inspecting traffic, infrastructure and plant in industry and the energy sector, or through use by the police, fire brigade, disaster relief and other emergency services.

At the same time, however, there are legal and technical questions about ensuring protection against the unauthorized and potentially dangerous use of drones. U.T.SEC, at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, is the world’s first exhibition and conference to focus on this subject area. The event is aimed mainly at trade visitors from the areas of public security, emergency services, industry, energy and forestry, and also factory and plant protection.

The products and services exhibited by U.T.SEC comprise unmanned air and land-based vehicles, the associated equipment, and also jamming devices to defend against drones. Trade and professional associations, authorities and specialist media will also provide information about legal and insurance matters.

The production-ready model of the h-aero one, by start-up company Hybrid-Airplane Technologies GmbH of Baden-Baden, will be on show for the first time at U.T.SEC. This patented, unmanned flying machine was developed by aerospace engineer Dr. Csaba Singer in collaboration with Stuttgart University, and combines the functions of an aircraft, helium balloon and helicopter. It is powered by two electric motors that can draw their power entirely from solar cells. Potential applications include use as a monitoring platform, for camera travel or as a vehicle to carry measuring devices. At a later stage it is also intended to help to make communications networks available at short notice. NASA has already shown interest, as part of a project for bird’s-eye exploration of Mars.

Top-level expert discussion: U.T.SEC Conference

The conference program for both days of the event is divided into two sections, with a total of 25 presentations. The conference will be opened at 9:30 a.m. on 2 March 2017 by Franz Josef Pschierer, Under-Secretary in the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology; Uwe Nortmann, Managing Director of UAV DACH e.V.; and Wilfried Joswig, CEO of the Association for Security Technology (VfS).

The first section, “Deployment and defense against unmanned technologies”, provides a comprehensive overview of various potential applications of unmanned systems for security-related tasks. A wide range of potential applications will be presented, from the transportation of drugs and stored blood, to use in open-cast mining and disaster zones and in maintaining urban security. Specialist speakers will also deal in depth with detecting and defending against drones, and will highlight both technical and legal possibilities in this area.

“UAS as a security focus”, will deal with questions such as “How do UASs influence security strategies for users, e.g. in the transport sector, industry and penal institutions?” “Where is there a practical benefit in using drones to secure critical infrastructure, and where not?” and “What should security heads be prepared for in terms of usability or user-friendliness vs. legal and technical challenges with the use of detection systems?

Three exhibitions in a short timeframe

U.T.SEC 2017 focuses on the technical opportunities for improving security using unmanned systems, and protection against the undesired use of such systems, at civilian, industrial and State levels. The range of services extends from unmanned systems to communications, data transmission, positioning, IT, perimeter protection, electronic fencing, optics, optronics, lighting and defense against UAVs.

Because there are some overlaps between the target groups, e.g. police and the forestry industry, this new event will run partly in parallel with two other important exhibitions at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg. The first is Enforce Tac, the international exhibition for command, control and operational equipment used by security agencies, on 1-2 March, and the second is IWA Outdoor Classics, the leading international exhibition for hunting and shooting sports, outdoor equipment and equipment for civilian and official security requirements, which will immediately follow between 3 and 6 March.

For further information on the new event see: http://www.utsec.de

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IWA 2017: Meprolight Launches Unique Red Dot Micro Sight

 

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The Company expands operations in the European civilian market with introduction of MEPRO MicroRDS Red Dot Pistol Sight, MEPRO RDS Red Dot Rifle Sight, and MEPRO FT BULLSEYE Self-Illuminated Pistol Sight. With quick release and backup night sights, the MEPRO MicroRDS is designed for pistols, rifles, and shotguns

February 27, 2017. Meprolight Ltd. – a leading manufacturer of electro-optical systems, thermal and night vision equipment, Self-Illuminated sights, and Laser Range Finder systems for military, law enforcement and civil applications – launches a unique red dot micro sight with quick release and backup night sights. The MEPRO MicroRDS is designed for pistols, rifles, and shotguns. The Company is expanding its operations in the European civilian market with its MEPRO MicroRDS, MEPRO RDS Red Dot Sight, and MEPRO FT BULLSEYE self-illuminated pistol sight.

According to Benny Kokia, VP Marketing & Sales, “We are pleased to expand our operations in the European shooting enthusiasts market, and to take this opportunity to introduce our new product, which is the only one of its kind in the world – the MEPRO MicroRDS. Whether on pistols or rifles, the sight delivers a Red Dot solution that enables quick and accurate shooting.”

The MEPRO MicroRDS – the latest addition to the MEPRO RDS family – is small, rugged, and energy efficient, with a clear aiming point for all light conditions, and a large display window. For pistols, it serves as the main aiming sight, offering fast target acquisition at close distances. It fits a large variety of handguns thanks to its patented quick release mounting (MEPRO MicroRDS adaptor). The adaptor allows the use of an optical sight alongside a backup tritium sight. There is no need to replace the gun’s slide or to drill holes to install the optical sight. For rifles, it serves as a backup sight for close distances, while the main sight covers medium and long distances.

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Kokia continued, “The European civilian market is an important market for us. During the first stage, we’ll market a limited number of products, but the goal is to expand and to offer European customers all of our product lines. As an established market in the area of hunting and civilian shooting – we are convinced that shooting enthusiasts will appreciate the benefits of our products, which offer high quality at competitive prices.”

The company is expanding its operations in the European market with the MEPRO RDS electro-optical red dot sight and MEPRO FT BULLSEYE.

The MEPRO RDS is an energy-efficient, compact, and rugged sight that provides thousands of operating hours while utilizing a single “AA” commercial battery. With its large display window and clearly-defined red dot, the MEPRO RDS ensures rapid target acquisition with both eyes open. Offering numerous easily switchable reticle brightness intensities, the MEPRO RDS fits every hunting scenario, and is compatible with GEN II and GEN III NVGs as well as magnifying scopes. The MEPRO RDS is a civilian of the Mil Spec MEPRO M5, used by the Israel Defense Forces.

The MEPRO FT BULLSEYE is an extremely small, low profile, optical pistol sight. Similar to reflex sights, it provides the shooter with an aim point in the form of an illuminated dot and circle bullseye, enabling intuitive and fast target acquisition. The MEPRO FT BULLSEYE allows instant and accurate shooting in all lighting conditions with no batteries needed. The sight – which fits most existing holsters – needs no front sight and can be easily installed on an existing pistol dovetail.

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 and optical sights and devices, night vision sights and devices, thermal sights, and fire control systems and other self-illuminated products and accessories. Meprolight’s solutions are currently operational in safety and security applications for law enforcement, military and civilian communities worldwide.

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Enforce Tac 2017 in Nuremberg: Better equipment for greater security

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  • 6th specialized exhibition for security experts from official agencies
  • Significant growth: exhibitors +41%, display area +78%
  • Accompanying conferences

Increasingly more ruthless violent criminals and the growing threat from terror groups with a global reach mean that official security forces are finding it more and more challenging to fulfill their main duty of protecting the public. To enable security agencies to continue to do their job properly it is absolutely essential for them to have state-of-the-art equipment. On 1 and 2 March 2017, Enforce Tac – International Exhibition & Conference for Law Enforcement, Security and Tactical Solutions, will showcase the latest ultra-modern equipment for official security forces at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg. The range of products exhibited will be complemented by two conferences for police and official security experts. The patron of the event is Joachim Herrmann, Bavarian Minister for the Interior.

At the sixth round of Enforce Tac, 214 exhibitors (151 in 2016) will showcase guns and ammunition for official agencies, ballistic accessories, optics and optronics, communications technology, tactical equipment and vehicles and PPE like bulletproof vests, body armor, face protection, shields and helmets. The display area for Enforce Tac has grown by 78 per cent compared with the previous year, meaning that the range of products exhibited is bigger than ever.
Because it is a specialist trade fair, entry to Enforce Tac is restricted to representatives of relevant authorities like the police force, law enforcement agencies, border protection agency, customs and military police/armed forces and authorized wholesalers with the appropriate credentials.

European Police Trainer Conference and German Police Academy Conference

Alongside the range of products exhibited at Enforce Tac, the European Police Trainer Conference (EPTK) and “Weapons and Equipment” Conference hosted by the German Police Academy Münster offer two further opportunities for specialist information and professional development as well as knowledge-sharing among international peers.
PiD – Police Trainers in Germany – hosts the EPTK conference in collaboration with NürnbergMesse. At the two-day conference, the latest developments, techniques and technologies are explored in a series of specialist presentations, while training units allow them to be tested out in practical exercises. The topics covered by this year’s conference include operational tactics in the event of killing rampages and suicide attacks as well as unmanned aviation vehicles and the use of vehicles as cover.
The German Police Academy Conference, which takes place in Nuremberg every two years, will be devoted to innovations for day-to-day policing and the safe handling of service firearms.

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BORESIGHT + SILENCERCO SUMMIT PACKAGE

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SilencerCo has teamed up with Boresight Solutions to bring this package to market – without the usual wait time. This Summit package features a Glock® 19 with Special Edition Duty Series customization and an Osprey 9K (silencer only available through Summit packages) all together in a unique co-branded 5.11 Tactical® carrying case.

Only twenty five of these packages are available, and Only the Best Firearms & Accessories in Florida is the place to buy them.

  • Summit Exclusive Osprey 9K
  • Glock 19 w/ Special Edition Duty Series Customization
  • Front Cocking Serrations
  • Custom Katana Cuts
  • Mako Top Serrations
  • Recessed Boresight & SilencerCo Logos
  • Glock Extended Magazine Release
  • TangoDown Vickers Tac for Glock Slide Stop
  • Glockmeister™ Grip Plug
  • Apex Trigger
  • Trijicon® Suppressor Sights
  • SilencerCo Threaded Barrel
  • Black Nitrided Piston
  • Custom 5.11 Tactical Carrying Case
  • Price: $3,150

For more details about the Special Edition Duty Series package, go to:
www.boresightsolutions.com

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A Recent Military Contract has Sparked Further Safety Concerns About the Fire-lighting Fuel Hexamine.

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Hexamine is a fire-lighting fuel used by outdoor enthusiasts and the military to cook their food and warm their drinks.  The health risks linked with using hexamine-based fuels resulted in the UK Ministry of Defence leading the way in trialing and adopting a new eco-friendly fuel called ‘FireDragon’ for their field cooking.

Over the years, many soldiers from around the world have complained of the harmful and nasty effects of using hexamine fuel.  Laboratory trials have shown that Hexamine gives off high volumes of cyanide and formaldehyde,  which in confined spaces can prove fatal.  Soldiers have complained of  suffering from headaches after inhaling the fumes produced when burning hexamine.  Some were also hospitalized.

The British Army recently conducted laboratory testing and extensive field trials, comparing five alternative fuels and cooking systems with the old in service hexamine fuel and cooker.

The trials proved conclusively that the best fuel was found to be the new FireDragon fuel manufactured by BCB International Ltd, a well-established South Wales manufacturer of survival equipment.

BCB boss, Andrew Howell, explained how the FireDragon fuel was invented:

“I recognized the need for a cleaner environmentally-friendly fuel for both Defence Forces as well as camping and outdoor enthusiasts worldwide.”

“I laid out the parameters I wanted in such a fuel: clean, quick burn time, easy to use, safe to handle and transport and to use ethanol, which I knew was an eco-friendly fuel source.”

“With this, I tasked the Chemistry department of the local university and amazingly after about 6 months of trial and error we hit on the magic formula (number 47) which is now in full scale production here in South Wales. 

“An added benefit which we had not appreciated at the time of development,  was that the FireDragon fuel blocks can also be used as a waterless soap; hence you can clean your hands prior to cooking and eating.  This will certainly help to reduce the number of stomach bugs, you quite often, get from cooking outdoors.”

BCB’s Chemist, Ben Harrison, stated:

“Cooking with FireDragon cuts the cooking time by half when compared to Hexamine.  The primary reason being that FireDragon releases the energy much quicker and more intensely than Hexamine.  It can also be  lit when wet and in the rain.”

With the market introduction of FireDragon, people don’t have to needlessly put their health at potential risk when cooking outdoors any longer.

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Crimson Trace Rebates

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(Wilsonville, OR)—Crimson Trace, the world’s leading brand of laser sights, today announced that it will offer mail-in rebates to consumers on nearly all of the company’s 260-plus laser sights and lights purchased from a retailer between March 1, 2017 and April 30, 2017.

A rebate of $50 will be offered on the following items:

  • Laserguard® and Laserguard® Pro™laser sights
  • Lasergrips® laser sights
  • Master Series® laser sights
  • Rail Master® and Rail Master® Pro™ laser sights
  • Lightguard® lights
  • Modular Vertical ForegripTM (MVF) light and laser rail mounted products

Even better news for shopper’s wallets is that the award winning LiNQTM wireless laser sight and light system will be eligible for a $100 mail-in rebate offer!

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Crimson Trace offers more than 260 laser sights and firearms light products, which are available at more than 2,500 dealers across America. The company’s products can be easily installed without requiring modification of the firearm or special gunsmithing skills. Crimson Trace products are also widely available in gun shops and ranges from coast to coast. Many of these retail outlets have special point-of-purchase displays that help shoppers learn more about laser sights and how those fit onto firearms.

Shoppers are encouraged to visit a dealer to inspect the many Crimson Trace products that are eligible for this limited-time, mail-in rebate. The company’s full line of products—and the details of the product to firearm fit—can be found 24/7 in the company’s online store at www.crimsontrace.com. Products purchased at the Crimson Trace online store are also eligible for mail-in rebates. This rebate offer excludes factory pre-installed OEM products and Defender Series™ laser sights. For additional details or questions regarding the redemption procedure, please call 1-888-426-4650 or go online at www.crimsontracerebate.com. Once submitted, the status of a rebate request can be tracked at www.rebateinquiryonline.com.

Crimson Trace is widely recognized as the nation’s leading brand of laser sight systems and tactical lights for firearms. Full details on the company and its full line of laser sight products can be obtained by visiting www.crimsontrace.com or by calling 800-442-2406.

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Winchester® Awarded Ammunition Supplier for the U.S. Army Modular Handgun System Program

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EAST ALTON, Ill. (February 8, 2017) – Winchester has been awarded as the ammunition supplier for the U.S. Army Modular Handgun System (MHS) program, considered one of the most important military handgun contracts in recent history. Winchester will supply Full Metal Jacket and Special Purpose ammunition in support of the MHS program.

“This is a significant opportunity for Winchester to continue its steadfast support of the U.S. military, just as we have for decades,” said Brett Flaugher, President of Winchester Ammunition. “We are honored to work with SIG SAUER as part of the MHS contract.”

On January 19, 2017, it was announced that SIG SAUER would be the next supplier of pistols for the United States Army, replacing the M9 pistol, which had been in service members’ holsters since the mid-1980s.

Winchester, a current provider of ammunition to the U.S. government, collaborated with SIG SAUER in supplying ammunition for the rigorous MHS testing. The testing began in August, 2015.

“Partnering with Winchester to provide the U.S. Military with the Modular Handgun System is a point of pride for each and every employee of SIG SAUER,” said Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG SAUER, Inc. “Winchester has a long history of supporting our service members, and we are honored to collaborate with them on this project.”

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KRISS VECTOR GEN II SMG

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Sightmark Unveils New Wolverine Red Dots

 

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Sightmark is proud to announce the release of new Wolverine Red Dot Sight models. Already known for their 1,000,000 hour battery life and robust rubber armored construction, the Wolverine family is happy to welcome 4 new models to the popular line; Wolverine FSR LQD (SM26020-LQD), Wolverine CSR LQD (SM26021-LQD), Wolverine FSR Dark Earth (SM26020DE) and Wolverine CSR Dark Earth (SM26021DE).

Wolverine CSR and FSR models will be adding a locking, quick-detach mounting system designed to increase the versatility and functionality of these compact red dots. The secured locking design allows the sight to be detached, as situations demand, and re-attached in seconds. The Wolverine CSR LQD 1×23 Red Dot Sight features a 4-MOA dot reticle while the Wolverine FSR LQD 1×28 boasts a 2-MOA red dot reticle.

Catering to the popularity of customizing your firearm, Sightmark is also rolling out Wolverine FSR and CSR models in a Flat Dark Earth (FDE) finish. FDE Wolverines are the perfect optic accent to any rifle/pistol build with existing FDE accoutrements. Engineered for rapid target acquisition, all Wolverine models are housed in a durable, single piece of 6061-T6 aluminum and protected by a scratch resistant, anti-reflective lens coating.

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Crimson Trace Covers New Revolvers

(Wilsonville, OR)– Crimson Trace is well-known for innovation, demonstrated by the company’s extensive portfolio of more than 260 laser sights. During the recent Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade ShowSM (SHOT Show®) in Las Vegas, several manufacturers displayed new revolvers. In keeping with that trend, Crimson Trace offers more than 20 Lasergrips® laser sights with red or green diodes that fit a large number of those revolvers.

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One notable new Crimson Trace product—the Master Series™ Lasergrips LG-950 laser sights for Kimber’s K6s® revolver incorporates a red laser sight and Instinctive Activation™ firearm laser activation technology for ease of use. A recent introduction, it is designed specifically to serve as a replacement grip for the Kimber K6 revolver. Crimson Trace also produces two Lasergrips laser sights (LG-111 or LG-303) for Ruger’s SP101® wheelgun, both of which deliver the same award winning Instinctive Activation technology. Other standard Lasergrips features are a master on/off switch along with windage and elevation adjustments. Lasergrips are pre-sighted in Crimson Trace’s Oregon factory and are packaged with an adjustment wrench and operating batteries for shipping. These products are covered under Crimson Trace’s Free Batteries for Life program and a 3-year warranty.

Crimson Trace offers a wide variety of Lasergrips in models that serve as replacement grips for revolvers made by Charter Arms, Ruger, Smith & Wesson and Taurus. Enhancing the traditional durable rubber used on most of these Lasergrips, Crimson Trace last year introduced an industry innovation—the SHOCKSTOP® recoil reduction system. SHOCKSTOP combines a soft anti-vibration material on the front and back areas with unique heel pocket construction inside—all of which combine to reduce felt recoil in the shooter’s hand. The SHOCKSTOP system is available in the LG-350 (red) and LG-350G (green) Lasergrips with prices starting at $319.

Additional details on Crimson Trace’s innovative Lasergrips for revolvers can be found at www.crimsontrace.com or are available by calling 800-442-2406. The Crimson Trace online store also offers holsters for revolvers by various manufacturers, including Galco, Mitch Rosen, and Tuff Products. Other holsters can be found at www.holsterresourceguide.com.

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LARRY VICKERS REVIEWS FNS STRIKER FIRED PISTOLS

 

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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SILENCERCO ADDS THREADED BARRELS FOR BERETTA 92FS/M9

We’ve expanded our popular line of threaded pistol barrels to include a model for the Beretta® 92FS/M9™. Want to get this barrel for (almost) free? Buy a silencer today, take advantage of SilencerCo’s Rebate Promo, and you’ll get $200 to use on our web store.

SPECS

  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Twist: 1:10 LH
  • Thread Pitch: 1/2×28 
  • Barrel Length: 5.36”
  • Finish: Black Nitride
  • Material: 416R Stainless

Ships with custom SilencerCo thread protector.

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LUCID Optics Offers C3 Weapons Light

 

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LUCID Optics, has introduced the C3 Weapons Light at SHOT Show 2017. LUCID’s new C3 Weapons Light was designed to bring you light in the darkness. This light is waterproof and shockproof and built in a 6061 aluminum housing. It has a brightness of 300 lumens, beam distance of 70 ft. and a simple press and hold strobe function. This light is 2.75″ long with a 1.5″ mounting length and weighs 2.25 oz.

The light’s simple on/off pressure switch allows for hands-free operation and offers a powerful strobe function with just a press and hold of the switch. It is powered by (3) AAA batteries and offers a run time of just over 3 hours, continual use.
The C3 Weapons Light features a Picatinny rail mount and has a matte black finish. Its MSRP is just $129, giving consumers high-end performance at an affordable price.
To learn more and see the full list of specifications and features, visit
www.mylucidgear.com.

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Ritter & Stark GmbH to Exhibit at Enforce Tac, March 2017

Ritter & Stark will exhibit the SX-1 Modular Tactical Rifle at the International Exhibition & Conference for Law Enforcement, Security and Tactical Solutions in Nuremberg, Germany, March 1 – 2, 2017

Feistritz, Austria (February 2017) – Ritter & Stark GmbH, an Austrian-based firearms design and manufacturing company, will be exhibiting the SX-1 Modular Tactical Rifle (MTR) at Enforce Tac, March 1-2, 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany. Ritter & Stark’s SX-1 MTR has been met with universal acclaim as it’s been demonstrated around the world at many security, defense and law enforcement exhibitions. This January, it made its much anticipated American debut at SHOT Show and was a big hit with the American law enforcement and tactical community, as well as gun enthusiasts.
 
For the tactical operator the SX-1 MTR long-range precision rifle is an ideal weapon platform. The SX-1 MTR can quickly and easily change calibers between .308 Win, .300 Win Magnum and .338 Lapua Magnum. The MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rail is installed directly on the barrel, allowing the user to interchange barrels with pre-set scopes without a loss of zero within minutes. The patented caliber conversion system assures that the barrel is precisely positioned in the machined aluminum receiver, allowing for a greater area of contact, resulting in increased stability. The bolt also locks directly into the barrel breech, which gives the SX-1 MTR unprecedented accuracy.
 
The SX-1’s modularity allows the utilization of different aftermarket magazines, triggers and grips providing tactical operators with the ability to customize the rifle to their specific body-type and mission.
 
For the professional military, security or police officer the most important attribute of a rifle is accuracy and Ritter & Stark delivers. Their barrels are guaranteed 100 percent accurate to at least 0.5 MOA for an industry leading 5,000 rounds in .308Win and .338LM and for 2,000 rounds in .300WM. Ritter & Stark’s SX-1 MTR’s accuracy is factory proven to be a consistent 0.5 MOA with 3-round groups or better using factory match grade ammunition.
 
At Enforce Tac, the latest in law enforcement equipment for 360° security will be on display for an international audience of security experts, police, customs, military police and armed forces. Enforce Tac grew from the Official Agencies Day at the start of the IWA Outdoor Classics exhibition. A growing interest from law enforcement and security in tactical equipment led to the development of Enforce Tac as a separate restricted exhibition and conference.
 
Visit Ritter & Stark at Enforce Tac and see its revolutionary rifle systems in Hall 10/ booth 10.1-638. For sales appointments during the exhibition, please contact Alexander Chikin at +43 664 88 5456 41. For media appointments, contact Laura Burgess at +1 252-288-5805.
 
 
SX-1 MTR Specifications:
CALIBER
.308 Win (7.62X51 NATO)
.300 Win Magnum
.338 Lapua Magnum
 
Barrel Length
24.5″ / 623 mm
27.15″ / 690 mm
27.15″ / 690 mm
 
Overall Length
47.3″ / 1202 mm
50.8″ / 1291 mm
50.8″ / 1291 mm
 
Length Folded
37.5″ / 953 mm
41″ / 1041 mm
41″ / 1041 mm
 
Overall Width
3.2″ / 81 mm
3.2″ / 81 mm
3.2″ / 81 mm
 
Width Folded
4″ / 103 mm
4″ / 103 mm
4″ / 103 mm
 
Rifling Grooves
6
6
6
 
Rifling Twist
1:11″ / 280 mm
1:10″ / 254 mm
1:10″ / 254 mm
 
TTL Weight (w/o mag)
12.8 lbs. / 5.9 kg
13.7 lbs. / 6.3 kg
13.7 lbs. / 6.3 kg
 
Ultralight Model Weight
11.25 lbs. / 5.2 kg
11.9 lbs. / 5.5 kg
11.9 lbs. / 5.45kg
 
Magazine Capacity
10 rounds
5 / 10 rounds
5 / 10 rounds
 
Stock Length Adjustment
2.4″ / 60 mm
2.4″ / 60 mm
2.4″ / 60 mm
 
Optical Interface
MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rail with 12, 20 or 40 MOA forward inclination.
Accessories Interface
Allows MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rails via M-LOK™ or M5 screws. Octagonal cross section enables handguard to accept accessories in 45° steps.
Folding Stock
MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rail to attach a monopod.
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IDEX / NAVEX 2017 ABU DHABI

The live demonstration at IDEX / NAVEX in Abu Dhabi dwarfs anything that Hollywood could come up with including the 1959 production of Ben-Hur minus Charlton Heston. You have terrorists, small boats, MRAP, other vehicles, helicopters, Mirage fighters, tanks, small boats, SOF operators, ground forces and honor guards, surface ships and even submarines. The pinging you hear is echo ranging used by submarines for target ranging
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Crimson Trace Upgrades The Iconic 1911 With The Master Series Lasergrips

                                                                                             

                                                                                               (Wilsonville, OR)—The Master SeriesTMLG-901G_Classic Lasergrips® laser sights by Crimson Trace are designed to be an upgrade to one of America’s most popular firearms—the iconic 1911 semi-auto pistol. Master Series laser sights are available in a wide range of designs, with a variety of woods or colors in durable G10 composite, and with brilliant red or green laser sights. The Wilsonville, Oregon-based manufacturer now offers more than a dozen options for Master Series Lasergrips with green laser diodes. Crimson Trace products deliver features that consumers prefer, including (depending on model):

  • Available in Rosewood, Walnut, Cocobolo Diamond, G10 Black, G10 Green, G10 Gray, and Black
  • Available in full and compact sizes, as well as round heel and other designs
  • Available in red and green laser sight models
  • Simple to install and compatible with ambidextrous safeties
  • Ability to fit existing 1911 holster
  • Instinctive Activation™ firearm laser activation technology, a feature designed to activate the laser when the firearm is held in a normal firing grip–and when the user is ready to fire.  No other product in the laser sight industry offers this capability.
  • A master on/off switch that pairs with windage and elevation adjustments
  • Green diode Master Series Lasergrips come packaged with adjustment wrench
  • Operating batteries included
  • Covered under Crimson Trace’s Free Batteries for Life program

Lasergrips are easy to install and require no gunsmithing skills. Simply remove the original grip panels from the unloaded firearm and install the included dust cover and Lasergrips. (Reminder: Always follow firearms safety guidelines and be certain the firearm is unloaded).

More details on Crimson Trace’s Master Series Lasergrips and the company’s other 260-plus laser sighting and firearm lighting products can be found at www.crimsontrace.com. Customers can also speak directly with a company representative at 800-442-2406.

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The Inner Workings Of A Suppressor

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There’s been a number of very good books written on the topic of suppressors. Some cover the historical development and every know application of suppressors; others, are simple non-technical but very useful presentations of what is on the market. I won’t subject you to any of that detail; instead, I’ll use the cross-section of a SIG silencer to convey the important points.

A suppressor is a tube designed to contain high pressure high speed propellant gases. A suppressor uses a combination of volume and baffles to cool and reduce the pressure of these gases as they move through the suppressor tube. High-speed, high-pressure gases escaping at the muzzle create a loud ear damaging blast.

As you look at the image of the cross section, the first thing you’ll notice is a large space at the entry point. This space is designed to allow the muzzle blast to rapidly expand; thereby, reducing its pressure and temperature.

The next thing gases encounter is the blast baffle. Each one of these coned shaped objects is a baffle. The Blast baffle’s job is to absorb the initial impact of the muzzle blast; therefore, it needs to be the most robust baffle. That robustness is accomplished by the manufacturer’s selection of materials and thickness relative to the other baffles. In a riffle the blast baffle is subjected to as much as 50,000 p.s.i. It’s the blast baffle does the heavy lifting.

Once propellant gases get past the blast baffle they encounter another space allowing them to expand further reducing pressure and temperature. Gases then encounter a second baffle which continues to disturb and provide resistance to propellant gases. This process continues all the way through the suppressor, with the net effect being taking the muzzle blast from 50,000 p.s.i. to 20 p.s.i. in a span of 8-10 inches or so. The benefit is the prevention of hearing loss.

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WHY EXTREME VETTING IS NECESSRY

VX-S-enantiomer-3D-vdW.pngIt’s Friday and time for our weekly shoot the shit topic!

A shoot the shit is any event where the participants know very little about the topic(s) being discussion but it provides an opportunity for anyone to make unsupported statements, use profanity, insult anyone you wish or change the subject altogether. Shoot the shits are proven to have greater efficacy – if you don’t know what efficacy means you’re already screwed – than a paid session with an individual who studied a behavioral science so they could better understand themselves. Having said that we’ll move right into a very serious topic, the potential risk of a WMD attack in the USA and /or the EU.

The Malaysian government has determined that Kim Jong Un’s half-brother Kim Jong Nam, was murdered  by two women using VX. The women approached Kim Jong Nam from behind and applied the substance to his face. VX is more toxic than Sarin gas and the production and stockpiling of VX exceeding 100 grams per year per signatory was outlawed by the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993. VX which can be dispensed as a liquid with the consistency of motor oil or as an aerosol is absorbed through the skin or the respiratory system. A mere 10 milligrams in the liquid form or  30–50 mg·min/m3 when inhaled are lethal. VX is also persistent meaning it lurks around for a long time which is the reason that it is considered to be an area denial weapon. VX is also odorless and colorless which means that it is not readily detectable.

Now, since VX is absorbed through the skin, you can assume that the two women were wearing latex gloves although this was not visible in the airport videos and it is also quite likely that they washed their hands with highly chlorinated water, which is the prescribed decontamination procedure.

The ease with which VX can be transported and deployed, along with the fact that you need very little of it should concern you, our legislators and our courts. Yet we find ourselves struggling with a crop of imbeciles of biblical proportions. Regrettably, the media is as useless as a pay toilet in a diarrhea ward. We’re not alarmists but if those two women can get access to VX in any form and successfully deploy it against a target gives me reason for concern and it should do the same for you. We live in precarious times readers but sadly we have legislators that clearly don’t have their minds and derrieres tightly coupled. If this isn’t an example of why we need extreme vetting, I don’t know what is!

Have a great weekend! Be safe, stay alert, keep the sweat pumps in low speed and spend some quality time with your buds and family.

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BROWNELLS SUPPORTS H.R. 367 The Hearing Protection Act

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Americans won a great victory in the battle to restore and retain our Second Amendment rights for generations to come in the 2016 election.
With a pro-gun administration in the White House, and supportive majorities in both the House and Senate, it is time to go on offense; it’s time to reclaim and expand our freedoms.
The best way to accomplish that right now is to voice your support for H.R. 367 The Hearing Protection Act of 2017.
This act would make the purchase of a suppressor identical to the purchase of a rifle or a shotgun, eliminate the $200 transfer tax on firearm sound suppressors, and refund transfer taxes on any suppressor purchased after October 22, 2015.
What You Can Do…
Right now, the Hearing Protection Act is in the following committees:
U.S. House of Representatives
House Ways & Means Committee
House Judiciary Committee
U.S. Senate
Senate Finance Committee
The address we have on file for you indicates you live in a state with a representative or senator serving one of the above committees. Please reach out to your legislator and ask them to support the Hearing Protection Act.
Our friends at the American Suppressor Association have made it easy to do so. Simply clickHERE, fill in your data and click submit.
We appreciate your continued trust in Brownells, and your support for the unique freedoms we enjoy as Americans.

All The Best,

Pete & Frank Brownell

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H&K SP5K A Commercial Semi-automatic Version of the Legendary MP5K

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Heckler & Koch’s SP5K is the commercial semi-automatic version of the MP5K, which was developed in the 1970s as a 9mm selective fire concealed carry weapon for the purpose of personal security.

Apart from changes made to comply with legal requirements,  the SP5K is exactly the same as the MP5K, particularly the controls for magazine, buttstock/receiver cap, handguard and sight mount. HK did a great job with the quick release Picatinny rail mount. It departs from the traditional HK claw mount but that DNA is clearly visible. The SP5K is HK through and through including the fluted chamber.

The SP5K comes in three variants. The pistol version with Picatinny rail mount, an SBR folding buttstock version without the quick detach rail mount and an SBR version with folding buttstock and quick detach rail mount. As shown below you can expect to shell out a very cool $2,400 plus license and dealer prep. Ahhhh one can only wish!

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Creedmoor Sports Now Offers Bore Tech Cleaning Products

Creedmoor Sports has long manufactured quality products for precision rifle shooters, such as shooting mats and stools, spotting scope accessories and apparel, as well as, of course, ammunition.

The company also partners with other quality manufacturers to provide additional products to clients, ranging from optics to reloading gear and even firearms. Most recently, Creedmoor has introduced Bore Tech’s line of cutting edge cleaning supplies to its product catalog and its online store, including the Bore Tech AR-15 Complete Receiver Cleaning Kit and Rimfire Blend Bore Cleaner.

“From bolt action .22’s to AR-15’s, we’re really happy with the variety of cleaning products Bore Tech has to offer. Used by Olympic athletes, the quality definitely matches the expectations of our precision oriented customers.” -Brent Books (Creedmoor Sports, Inc.)

Bore Tech’s AR Receiver Cleaning Kit is the industry’s most innovative and comprehensive kit specifically engineered for precision cleaning of AR upper and lower receivers. Featuring professional grade tools, the kit simply and effectively cuts cleaning time by utilizing the patent pending cross shaped Barrel Extension Wiper, circular shaped Upper Receiver Wiper and multipurpose Bolt and Carrier Cleaning Tool.

Simply spike a patch over the flexible rubber fingers on the cross-shaped Barrel Extension Wiper and watch how it compresses when going through the locking lugs and then springs open inside the barrel extension providing a quick and thorough cleaning. The circular Receiver Wiper works similarly, conforming to the receiver walls and allowing the patch to easily remove fouling and debris.

The multipurpose Bolt and Carrier Cleaning Tool makes cleaning inside the Bolt Carrier and Bolt Tail a breeze. The front end of the Bolt and Carrier Cleaning Tool is designed to remove hard carbon deposits inside the carrier, while the back end removes carbon from the bolt tail.

The kit also features a polished, stainless steel rod, polymer bolt collar, polymer cleaning pick, chamber brush, upper brush, chamber loop, double-ended nylon gun brush, and cotton swabs and patches, everything needed to get an AR-15 upper and lower receiver clean.

https://www.creedmoorsports.com/product/3216/New-Items

Keeping a rimfire barrel clean is paramount to achieving accuracy.  Just ask 2- time Olympic medalist Matt Emmons who uses and trust Bore Tech products like Rimfire Blend.

Bore Tech Rimfire Blend Bore Cleaner is a specialty, cutting edge bore cleaner that is 100% barrel safe, biodegradable and easily outperforms the competition without any hazards, toxicities or odors. Rimfire Blend rapidly removes the carbon, lead and bullet wax fouling produced by rimfire ammunition.

Rimfire Blend uses an exclusive blend of surfactants, penetrants and releasing agents to penetrate and lift lead fouling off of the barrel’s surface. This technology allows the chemical to perform all the “grunt” work, allowing for minimal time spent brushing and patching. The proof is on the patch, so do not be surprised when you see strands and flecks of lead fouling coming out the end of your bore!

https://www.creedmoorsports.com/product/3291/New-Items

Together, Creedmoor Sports and Bore Tech provide shooters with pretty much everything that is needed to accurately send rounds downrange and easily clean up afterwards. To view and purchase the full line of Bore Tech cleaning products, go to creedmoorsports.com.

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Advantage Tactical’s Dark Diamond Night Sight Now Available for CZ 75 and S&W M&P Pistols

Santa Fe, NM (February 2017)Advantage Tactical Sights, a maker of innovative, accurate sights that allow rapid target acquisition, announces its revolutionary Dark Diamond Night Sight (ATS-DD) now available for two more pistol models; the CZ 75 in 9mm and .40 cal. and the S&W M&P Shield models (except for CORE).

Advantage Tactical CZ 75 Dark Diamond Night Sight

The ATS-DD was the first iron sight that enabled an individual to make an accurate shot, in total darkness, at distance, using only a glowing front sight and without being able to see the rear sight.

The Firefly front sight inserts incorporate the latest technology to produce a glow in the dark luminesce that will last many hours after only one minute of exposure to a light source. The Firefly front sight insert lasts for decades and never wears out.

Advantage Tactical S&W M&P Dark Diamond Night Sight

The CZ 75 ATDDS sight fits all 9mm and .40 cal pistols (may not work with .45). The sight kit includes front and rear sight bases; 2 Dark Diamond Fireflies (coral and lime-yellow come standard) and .029″ of elevation shim, and all appropriate hex keys. The new Aqua and Green Fireflies are also available as an upgrade option.

The S&W M&P ATDDS sight fits all M&P models, including the Shield, with the exception of the CORE. The sight kit includes front and rear sight bases; 2 Dark Diamond Fireflies (coral and lime-yellow come standard), .044″ of elevation shim, and all appropriate hex keys. The new Aqua and Green Fireflies are also available as an upgrade option.

Both the CZ 75 and the S&W M&P Dark Diamond sights are available on their website store.  Prices start from $98.49 for a complete sight set.

“The Dark Diamond Sight is the most front sight oriented sight system in the industry.  The ATS-DD is extremely fast and precise”, says Richard Nasef, president of WrenTech Industries, LLC, the manufacturers of the Advantage Tactical Dark Diamond sights. 

Here’s how it works:

Simply align the front and rear sights in daylight or darkness and when you see a diamond shape you know you’re aligned. The tip of the diamond is where your shot will go.

1) Rear sight 2) Front Sight 3) Front and Rear Sight Aligned in Daylight 4) Front and Rear Sight Aligned in Darkness.

The new sights are available on Advantage Tactical Sight’s website store.

For more information on Advantage Tactical Sights, visit www.advantagetactical.com

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GEMTECH’s LUNAR-45 Modular Suppressor

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For 2017 the folks at GEMTECH introduced what I think will be hit in the suppressor space. The company introduced a modular pistol caliber suppressor, the Lunar-45. In order to be effective, suppressors need to have a large internal volume and an effective mechanism for creating turbulence and slowing propellant gases. GEMTECH’s Lunar-45 achieves that by employing a titanium blast baffle and a modular design that allows increasing or reducing its length – removing the module reduces the suppressor’s length from 8.5 inches to 6.9 inches for a more compact form factor.

The Lunar-45 is also compatible with the following calibers (long) 9mm, 40S&W, 10mm and 300BLK (subsonic) and it’s full auto rated.

Availability is still a bit of a moving target, but Q1 to Q2 2017 was bantered around at an M.S.R.P. of $799

  • Caliber: 45ACP
  • Sound Reduction: 30-34 dB
  • Diameter: ”1.375″
  • Length: 8.5″ Long, 6.9″ Short
  • Weight In Units: 11.3oz Long, 10.1oz Short
  • Mount: All GM-45 suppressors are shipped with a .578-28 standard piston
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Full Auto Rated: Yes
  • Finish: Matte Black Cerakote with Reduced Visual-IR Signature
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Nikon Black Force 1000 Precision Rifle Scope

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For 2017, Nikon introduced a high performance magnified optics line which they brand as the Black series. The model pictured above is their 1-4 x 24 mm  optic. This scope features a 30mm tube finished in a very nice “tactical” matte black.

I was extremely impressed with the optical clarity and color rendition of this moderately priced optic. The Black Force 1000 ships with Nikon’s SPEEDFORCE reticle. This is an MOA reticle matching the elevation and wind turrets click value. The reticle is in the second focal plane and illuminated with 10 intensity settings and powers down after 1 hour of non-operation.

Nikon's SPEEDFORCE Reticle

 

At an M.S.R.P. of $399.95, and an even better street price, this may very well be the optic to help you get that 3 Gun rifle up and running. The Black Force 1000 is  currently not available, but if memory serves me look for it around the April – June time frame . It merits a full review and as soon as it’s available we’ll try to schedule one for you. As it stands right now, it gets a thumbs up from me.

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Adaptive Tactical Releases its ‘Less Lethal Orange’ EX Performance Forend and Adjustable Stock for the Remington 870

Nampa, Idaho (February 2017) – Adaptive Tactical, LLC, manufacturers of innovative firearm stocks and accessories, has released its new ‘Less Lethal Orange’ EX Performance Forend and Adjustable Stock for the Remington 870. The highly visible bright orange easily marks the shotgun for use in ‘Less Lethal’ Law Enforcement applications.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

“Law enforcement professionals have an important job to do in keeping us all safe and at Adaptive Tactical we’ve tried to do our part by offering our ‘Less Lethal Orange’ EX Performance Forend and Adjustable stock. It’s a significant improvement over the standard Remington 870 furniture and creates a more ergonomic, customizable and tactical shotgun that’s easy to identify as loaded with less lethal rounds,” said Gary Cauble, Director of Sales and Marketing for Adaptive Tactical.

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

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

Volume agency pricing available. For information please call 208-442-8000 or emailsales@adaptivetactical.com. T&E samples also available with formal request.

For more information on Adaptive Tactical, visit http://www.adaptivetactical.com or “Like” us on Facebook and “Follow” us on Instagram. For more information on Adaptive Graphx or StōnCamo, visit http://www.adaptivegraphx.com and http://www.stoncamo.com.

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Happy Presidents Day To All Of Our Readers!

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“Speak Softly And Carry A Big Stick”

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A Little Monday Morning Frivolity: Hitler’s Reaction to Gen4 Glock, the 45. ACP, and Americans

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Federal Premium Ammunition Introduces 22 Long Rifle Range & Field Bulk Packs

 

Federal 22 Long Rifle  Range & Field Bulk PacksANOKA, Minnesota – February 17, 2017 – Federal Premium Ammunition is pleased to announce new Federal 22 Long Rifle Range & Field loads. The 275-round bulk packs offer convenience and economy while yielding improved accuracy for target and hunting applications. Shipments of both of these new products are being delivered to dealers.
The range load features a consistent 40-grain lead round nose bullet that’s perfect for targets, while the field round offers an accurate 38-grain copper-plated hollow point suited for small game and varmints.
Federal 22 Long Rifle Range & Field rounds provide nearly identical ballistics, reducing or eliminating the need to adjust sights when shifting between loads. Improved manufacturing processes have also enhanced the accuracy of both rounds.
Features & Benefits
• 40-grain lead round nose ideal for accurate, high-performance range shooting
• 38-grain copper-plated hollow point great for small game and varmint hunting
• Ballistically matched loads provide similar aiming point
• Improved accuracy due to improved manufacturing processes
• 275-round bulk packs
Part No. / Description / MSRP
729 / 22 LR 40-grain lead round nose – 275-count / $20.95
730 / 22 LR 38-grain copper-plated hollow point – 275-count / $22.95
Federal Premium is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Federal Premium, go to
www.federalpremium.com.

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Tactical Augmented Pressure Switch (TAPS) From TNVC

 

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TAPS (Tactical Augmented Pressure Switch) Pro from TNVC and Unity Tactical is a complete one point command and control system for all weapon-mounted electronics.  It provides low profile, user-programmable, dual-device control for lights and lasers.  TAPS Pro allows placement of weapon accessories in optimal location while providing a single point of actuation of the operator’s choosing.  TAPS Pro provides user-programmable features that allow the operator to completely customize how the buttons are going to function.  Standard TAPS has all the same modular mounting features of the Pro model, minus the programmable option.

Introductory pricing is now available!
TAPS Pro
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Compatibility List:

Lights:

Surefire M300, M300U, M300V, M600AA, M600AA-DSS, M600U, M600V, M600V-AA, M620, M620V, M720, M952, M952V, P2X-Fury, X200, X300, X300UA, X300UB
Lasers:

ATPIAL-C, CQBL-1, DBAL-A2, DBAL-A3, DBAL-D2, DBAL-I2, DIAL-100, ITAL. LA-5/5C, MAWL-DA, OTAL, AN/PEQ-15, AN/PEQ15a, AN/PEQ-16A, AN/PEQ-16B, AN/PEQ-2A, RAPTOR ES, RAPTOR Lite
Rail Mount:

M1913 Picatinny, KEYMOD, M-LOK
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Larry Vickers With A 1911 Tip: The Press Check

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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A Bunch Of Stuff!

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It’s Friday and time for our weekly shoot the shit. We made it through another week in an environment that’s increasingly more insane, if you’ve been keeping up with the news. If Democrats keep their Congressional seats in 2018 it will be a miracle, but no politics this week.

This week, I took the liberty to tweet Jaguar and Volvo to express my dissatisfaction with their television ads. They’re asking you to spend $60K –$70K for their higher end vehicles and doing so by having two jackasses driving down the road “…I own the East and West, the North and South…” WTF? Then, joy boy is running through the gears in his Jaguar. These guys are doing nothing but making a speed run to Micky’s West Hollywood. Please, produce an ad that tells me about your product!

If that’s not enough, Senokot’s commercial is a real doozy! If you haven’t seen it, here’s the scene.

Husband and wife are in the kitchen. The husband notices the Senokot package and says to his wife “Senokot?” She responds telling him that Senokot is a laxative and that sometimes she has constipation.  He responds in a surprised tone “really?” Is he surprised that Senokot is  laxative or that she is constipated? Give me a break people!

Last but not least, we have a media spearheaded by CNN (the domestic side) up in arms that there’s a Russian ELINT ship operating in international waters off our East Coast asking POTUS for a U.S. response.  Please explain the difference between a Russian ship operating in Atlantic international waters or one of our vessels transiting or operating in international waters in the Black Sea? Are these people for real?

Now that I’ve gotten that out of my system I’ll broach the real topic which is setting up your precision rifle.

I get questions from time to time from folks asking for advice on how to improve their rifle’s performance or expressing frustration that they’re not grouping. So this week I’d like to share what I’ve learned over the years.

Unless you can afford to spend $10,000 on a precision rifle and high priced optic you can be assured that Remington, Savage and Ruger produce excellent rifles right off the shelf. The performance issues usually come from things like not having action screws properly torqued, scope mounts misaligned on the receiver top, scope rings not properly torqued and last but certainly not least you the shooter.

We’ve all heard that you need to have the centerline of your optic as close to the bore’s centerline as possible. This is a rule of thumb! Setup your rifle so that it works for your physical characteristics. I’ve seen shooters that need to stretch their necks out like turkeys to get proper eye relief, others scrunch their faces down on the buttstock because they installed low rings or mounts. The most important thing you can do to produce good results is to have a rifle configuration that fits you and allows you to sit comfortably behind the gun. If you are feeling any physical stress or discomfort you’ll never achieve consistent results.  Try it and let me know if you see improvement!

Thanks for visiting with us and have a great weekend. Spend some quality time with you your buds and family it’s time well spent.

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Effective Small Arms Suppression

World Conflict Films posted a video that provides the viewer with a look of what it’s like to be on the receiving end of suppression fire. What was missing is your opponent trying to roll up your flank while your head is down This guys was in dire need of air support. Good video!

Published on Feb 13, 2017

The following video shows a Shia militia fighter of the Iraqi Popular Protection Units (PPU) being accurately engaged by Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq. Several rounds strike the sandbag fortifications near his head. A few rounds even rip through. The militiaman knows that if he exposes his head, it will be removed by hostile fire, so he is only able to ineffectively blind fire back in the general direction of his foe. The incoming suppressive fire doesn’t strike the fighter, yet the man is still rendered useless in the ongoing gun battle.

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HOGUE KNIVES ANNOUNCES FOUR INCH AUTOMATICS

 

Hogue Knives announced the addition of four inch automatic knives to their popular line of American-made folding knives. The new autos are spring-loaded four inch versions of Hogue’s popular EX-01 and EX-04 tactical folding knives.

“We’ve worked hard to create an incredibly reliable automatic knife based on our button lock knife platform,” said Hogue managing partner Jim Bruhns. “Adding four inch blades to our automatic line will satisfy demand from those wanting the same reliable cutting tool but in a larger variety.”

The key to the Hogue auto knife’s reliability and performance, explained Bruhns, has been its proprietary music wire spring, developed specifically for Hogue Knives by famed spring maker Wolff Gunsprings. “We’re delivering an automatic knife that will last for years,” said Bruhns. “It will fire with the same authority on the first or the 10,000th deployment.” Fast blade deployment, a rock-solid lockup, precision engineering and extreme reliability under all conditions are hallmarks of the Hogue auto knife.

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The Hogue Knives EX-A01 auto knife is available with aluminum scales in matte black at an MSRP of $249.95 – $269.95. G-10 scaled versions come in your choice of G-Mascus® Black or G-Mascus Green for $289.95 MSRP. Blade choices include Tanto or Drop Point with black Cerakote™ or tumbled finishes.

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The Hogue EX-A04 sports an ergonomic 3D-contoured aluminum or G-10 handle. Aluminum is available in matte black while G10 arrives in solid black. The blade comes in your choice of a modified Wharncliffe or Upswept-style blade with black Cerakote or tumbled finished options at an MSRP of $249.95 – $289.95.

Hogue Knives are made in the USA by Hogue Inc. and are designed by former Recon Marine Allen Elishewitz. Hogue, Inc. supports local dealers and encourages customers to purchase Hogue products locally. For more information please call Hogue directly at 1-800-438-4747 or visit http://www.hogueknives.com to find a Hogue dealer near you.


 

 

-438-4747 | P.O. BOX 91360, HENDERSON, NV 89009 USA


 

Hogue Automatic Knives are for sale only to legally permitted users.

Call Customer Service for purchase information.

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PROOF Research Achieves AS9100 Aerospace Management Standard Certification

Columbia Falls, Montana – As part of its commitment to quality and to implementing the highest standards in its products, production process, and daily operations, PROOF Research has earned AS9100 certification. This certification-considered the quality-management gold standard in the aerospace industry-is a widely adopted and standardized quality-management system recognized by all major aerospace and defense original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

“The AS9100 standard applies additional and stricter quality requirements for certified companies in their Sales, Design, Purchasing, and Manufacturing departments. At PROOF, our goal is to continually raise the bar in quality and performance across the board, and the AS9100 certification is a key step in reaching that goal,” said CEO Larry Murphy.

AS9100 certification was developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers and the European Association of Aerospace Industries in 1999. Because certified companies adhere to and comply with AS9100 standards, they are considered “preferred suppliers” for aerospace/defense OEMs. Firms with “preferred supplier” status are typically considered more viable and attractive businesses with which to conduct business in the aerospace/defense industry.

To learn more about AS9100 certification, visit standards.sae.org/as9100d.

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