NDIA statement on the pending nomination of Shanahan as defense secretary

May 9, 2019


ARLINGTON, VA – The National Defense Industrial Association issues the following statement on the pending nomination of Patrick Shanahan as defense secretary:
NDIA commends the pending nomination of Patrick Shanahan as the new secretary of defense. We recommend his expeditious confirmation by the Senate and the nomination and confirmation of the key Pentagon billets still filled by officials operating in an acting capacity.
Shanahan brings with him experience as deputy secretary of defense along with his lengthy tenure as an industry leader and visionary. He is uniquely positioned to provide strategic continuity at the department as it implements the National Defense Strategy he helped shepherd with former Defense Secretary Mattis. That strategy, and its focus on great power competition, includes the drive to continue to be at the forefront of technology and advanced capabilities. Only America’s defense industrial base and the innovative people and companies that participate in it can maintain and extend the capability advantages we enjoy over our competitors. Shanahan’s understanding of that base will be vital to ensure a partnership with all of industry that will serve our warfighters today and in the future.
NDIA encourages the Senate to move quickly to ensure that the Pentagon can benefit from Shanahan’s leadership, while enabling him to focus on filling the other acting positions and lead the department into the future.
For questions or to speak to NDIA staff on this topic, contact Communications Director Evamarie Socha.

Evamarie C. Socha
Director of public relations and communications
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 247-2579 | (703) 472-3806 (mobile) |

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The Coward Dies a Thousand Deaths, the Valiant, Only Once!

Another week has passed and we look forward to a weekend of rest and relaxation or better yet, some range time. I hope you’ve all had a productive week. Once again, we find a couple of genetic defects shoot up a school in Colorado – just wait until the luminaries legalize magic mushrooms. I’ve seen what that stuff does to someone’s mind. If you think you have problems now just keep legalizing drugs, irrespective of their medicinal value.

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I want to take a few moments to honor Kendrick Castillo, a student at STEM School Highlands Ranch, Colorado who courageously and selflessly took action against the shooter and in the process paid with his life. What an example of manhood from a young man with his whole life ahead of him. Kendrick R.I.P.

Our condolences to his mother and father for their tragic loss. Your son’s contribution cannot be overvalued.

A shout out to the student body which had the decency to walk out of an anti-gun vigil scheduled by nothing more than opportunists who thought they would use Kendrick’s tragic death to promote the usual anti-gun agenda. Vote these individuals out of office come election time, perhaps they’ll find something to do with their lives that they’re good at.

With that out of the way lets get our shoot the shit started.

Have you guys seen the TAKL app commercial? I’m not sure what the hell they’re promoting but “….need the screwing, need the banging, or some blowing…” As far as I’m concerned you can substitute the ad for waterboarding.  Just as bad is the Adore Me Slimware ads for husky gals. Thongs just doesn’t get it with that body type.

downloadHow many of you guys are looking forward to the John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum film. It opens next Friday and it looks pretty damned good.

Our super assassin hero has a $14 million contract taken out on his life and becomes a target for every hit man on the planet.  As he fights for his life, we can safely say that he is busier than a one-legged man in an ass kicking contest!

Can’t wait!


What I thought I’d do this week is talk a little about iron sights; more specifically pistol sights. Most manufacturers will tell you that their sights are zeroed for 25 yards. That testing is usually done with the pistol mounted to a custom made pistol rest or using something like the Ransom Rest below.

hand Gun Rest Ransom Master Series

So, you head to the range to practice defensive shooting, which is done at 5, 7 and 10 yards, only to discover you’re shooting high or low. For most pistols, the front sight post determines your elevation, up and down, and your rear sight is windage, or right and left. If your pistol is shooting low at a given range you need a shorter front sight post. If your pistol is shooting high you need a taller front sight post. Most experience shooters understand this; however, how much shorter or taller?

We’re going to calculate that below.


Let’s say we’re using a Glock 19 with polymer sights. Your sight radius is 6.02 inches. At 15 yards you’re shooting 3 inches low. What is the proper sight height correction to get you on target at 15 yards.

(6.02 x 3)/ 540 (distance to target in inches) = 0.033 inches

So what do you do with this number? Measure your existing sight height and subtract from that value 0.033 inches (you’re subtracting because your shot group is low, so your front sight post needs to be shorter).

Now you know the proper height for your front sight post to achieve your goal.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Friday shoot the shit. Remember that to participate in a shoot the shit you don’t need to know anything about the subject being discussed. Participants can make any unsupported comment, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone you wish or change the subject altogether. So get one started this weekend.

Enjoy your weekend, be safe specially at the range, and spend some quality time with your buds and family.

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U.S. Optics Introduces USO TS-20X FFP 2.5-20x50mm


The USO TS-20X riflescope is built to meet the rigorous demands of long-range hunters and precision competitors. Whether you are gearing up your production class PRS Rifle or custom building your precision hunting rig, the TS-20X will help you maximize your rifle’s performance capabilities. It’s wide range magnification and parallax adjustment allows you to dial down to 2.5 power for up close shots, and dial up to 20 power when you need to reach out past 2,000 yds. It’s top tier optical system, rugged 34mm aluminum body, and ample amounts of elevation and windage travel will ensure that you are more than ready for your next endeavor.

MSRP $1495
All Pre-Orders will receive a FREE 2 inch Sunshade (MSRP $50) by entering “FREESHADE” at checkout. Estimated Ship Date: June 2019

  • Magnification: 2.5 – 20x
  • Exit Pupil Diameter: 2.5mm @ 20X
    20mm @ 2.5X
  • Parallax Adjustment: 10 yds – Infinity
  • 20X Field of View @ 100 meters = 2.2 meters
  • 2.5X Field of View @ 100 meters = 14 meters
  • Eye Relief: 2-3 inches
  • Obj. Lens Housing Diameter: 50mm Clear/60mm OD
  • Tube Diameter: 34mm
  • Overall Length: 14.64 in
  • Ocular Lens Diameter: 34mm
  • Weight: 0.815 kg
  • Reticle Illumination: Red
  • Battery: CR 2032
  • Finish Color: Matte Black
  • Elevation Knob: 1/10 mil
  • Elevation Travel: 32 mils total travel;
  • 24.3 mils of travel on 30 MOA down
  • Windage Knob: 1/10 mil
  • Windage Adjustment Range: 30 mils of total 15L/15R
  • Reticle: First Focal Plane GENIIXR or MDMOA
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Parabon® Customers Net 55 Solved Cases in First Year of Snapshot® Genetic Genealogy Service

New DNA technology helps crack cases that otherwise may have never been solved

Reston, Va. (8 May 2019) – With the announcement Tuesday afternoon by Seattle police that DNA testing confirmed Frank Edward Wypych was responsible for the murder and sexual assault of Susan Galvin in 1967, Parabon® NanoLabs closed out a stunningly successful year of crime solving after the introduction of its Snapshot® Genetic Genealogy Service. With three announcements by law enforcement this week[1] of a Parabon lead resulting in a positive DNA identification, the total number of “solves” by Parabon customers in the past year has risen to 55 – an average of more than one case per week.

The Galvin case is notable for several reasons. It is the oldest cold case to be solved by any investigative team using genetic genealogy (51.6 years); it occurred just 60 miles south of Parabon’s first genetic genealogy case to result in an arrest, that of William Earl Talbott for the murder of Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg in Snohomish County, Washington; and it required the use of two additional Parabon proprietary autosomal DNA technologies: mixture deconvolution and high-resolution ancestry determination – a pair of advanced capabilities not offered by any other lab at this time.

The 51-year-old DNA sample was degraded and contained a large fraction of DNA from the victim, which had to be algorithmically removed before other DNA analysis could be performed. Dr. Ellen Greytak, who led the development of Parabon’s Snapshot technology, explains, “In our years of experience working with challenging forensic DNA samples, we have developed innovative capabilities that allow us to succeed on samples where others may fail. Particularly for cases involving sexual assault, our ability to computationally isolate the genome-wide genotypes of a suspect, unique in the industry, is indispensable.”

Parabon’s ancestry prediction was also key in the Galvin investigation. As Greytak explained, “Accurate, fine-grained ancestry analysis, able to accommodate both recent and historical admixture, is critical for investigation alongside trait prediction from DNA.” For the Galvin case, Parabon predicted the unknown DNA sample left at the crime scene was from someone with 16 percent Native American ancestry, which turned out to be important during the genetic genealogy investigation that lead to Wypych. From a large set of potential ancestors of the DNA source, CeCe Moore, Chief Genetic Genealogist at Parabon, was able to narrow her search by identifying a branch of the family tree with the precise amount of Native American ancestry to account for that observed in the crime scene sample. “Without these types of ancestry clues,” Moore stated, “many of our investigations would take months instead of weeks.”

Armed with such tools, Moore and her team of genetic genealogists at Parabon have helped investigators across the country solve a wide array of cases in the past year, ranging from the very cold (eight over 40 years cold) to quite recent (arrest made four months after the crime), and which, on average, had been unsolved for 23.9 years (over 1,200 years in total). The research for many of the cases was extraordinarily difficult, involving distant relationship matches, adoption, misattributed parentage, and/or pedigree collapse, any of which can stall a genetic genealogy investigation.

Moore attributes the team’s success to their extensive past experience in solving unknown parentage cases and to the collaborations they have formed with law enforcement in the past year. “It’s definitely a team effort. Often, detectives just need a single additional clue and genetic genealogy enables us to provide it,” she said. “It’s a wonderful feeling when we learn our efforts have helped an agency reach a concrete identification that closes a case.”

[1] Earlier Tuesday, police in Fayetteville, NC, credited Parabon for its genetic genealogy assistance, which led to the arrest of Johnnie B Green, Jr., who is accused of nine rapes during the period from Jun 2009 – Dec 2010. Police in Terre Haute, Indiana, announced Monday that reverse paternity testing confirmed Jeffrey Lynn Hand was responsible for the murder of Pamela Milam in September 1972.

About Parabon® NanoLabs, Inc.:

Parabon® NanoLabs is a vertically integrated DNA technology company that develops next-generation therapeutic and forensic products, which leverage the enormous power of DNA. Staffed by a uniquely qualified team of scientists and technologists, with expertise ranging from bioinformatics and oncology to chemistry and computer science, the Company is bringing to market revolutionary new products and services made possible by recent advances in DNA sequencing, processing, and manufacturing technologies.

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Brownells Offers Inaugural 4WD Desert Adventure Experience

Brownells Offers First-Ever Desert Dash Adventure Experience

GRINNELL, Iowa (May 8, 219) – Brownells customers can now experience the overland 4X4 adventure of a lifetime by purchasing a spot in the inaugural Brownells Desert Dash by Yeti Bilt , October 10 through 15.

Starting October 10, Desert Dashers will spend six days with Brownells Adventure Team members Yeti and Yolo roaming the rugged, wild landscape of the Mojave Desert and following a route mapped out exclusively for Brownells.

Along the way, expedition members will spend time honing skills at the Truckhaven 4X4 Training Grounds, encounter the art installations of both Salvation Mountain and the Sculptures of Borrego Springs, and visit the shores of the famous Salton Sea.

Between stops, the caravan will pitch camp and gather around the fire beneath the wide-open Mojave night sky.

Expedition members must provide their own self-contained overland rig capable of making the trek, along with all other associated gear.

Driver and Rig entry is #080-001-379 and retails for $1,800 on the Brownells website.

Passenger entry is #080-001-380, and retails for $1,000 per passenger.

Desert Dash seats are limited to only 20. Meals are provided. To learn more, visit the Brownells Desert Dash website.

About Brownells
Serious About Firearms Since 1939™, Brownells is the world’s leading source for guns, gun parts and accessories, ammunition, gunsmithing tools and survival gear. With a large selection of both common and hard-to-find items, and an extensive collection of videos, articles, and gun schematics, Brownells is the expert for everything shooting-related. Committed to maintaining our great traditions, Brownells has more, does more and knows more – and guarantees it all, Forever. For more information or to place an order, call 800-741-0015 or visit Brownells.com. Stay up-to-date with Brownells on
YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Limited Edition VX-Freedom Available Now

Leupold Core Insider


The story of Leupold epitomizes the American dream and what it means to build something from scratch. Each scope that comes out of our Beaverton, Oregon factory not only defends Leupold’s uniquely American legacy, it also echoes the legacy of our country.

To honor our Constitution, the nation’s Second Amendment, and the rights it guarantees, we built 150 limited-edition VX-Freedom 3-9×40 scopes inspired by the ‘Stars and Stripes’ of the American flag. Don’t wait to get your hands on a piece of history, quantities are limited.

Order now from our Custom Shop by calling 1-888-629-4811
Limited quantities available for $349.99 each. All sales are final.


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Champions Unite


World champion shooting sports phenom KC Eusebio joins the Howard Leight Pro Team

WESTWOOD, Mass. (May 8, 2019) – Howard LeightTM, a leading provider of hearing and eye protection research, technology and products to shooting sports enthusiasts for over 25 years, is pleased to announce and welcome KC Eusebio as the newest member of the Howard Leight Shooting Sports Pro Team.

A world-class athlete, Eusebio began competitive shooting over 20 years ago at age 8. He has set a number of records within the United States Practical Shooting Association, none of which have been broken to date. He became the youngest Master class shooter at the age of 10 and the youngest Grand Master class shooter at 12. Continuing to set the bar high for himself and others, Eusebio won the World Speed Shooting Championships at the age of 15 – the youngest athlete ever to do so.

Since then, Eusebio has accomplished one remarkable feat after another. He is a five-time Open Overall World Speed Shooting Champion, a six-time Overall National Speed Shooting Champion, USPSA National Open Champion, Australasia IPSC Champion, a three-time US IPSC National Champion, and a three-time European Speed Shooting Champion. His titles from last year alone include 2018 World Speed Shooting Champion Open Overall, 2018 World Speed Shooting Champion Rimfire Optics, 2018 World Speed Shooting Champion PCC, 2018 US Steel National Champion Carry Optics, 2018 US Steel National Champion Rimfire Optics, and 2018 US Steel National Champion PCC.

Earlier this month, KC won the 2019 US Steel Nationals in the Carry Optics division and set a new national record in the process.

As a first-generation American, KC’s patriotism and love of country led him to enlist in the United States Army, where he joined the elite Army Marksmanship Unit shooting team. Here, he further honed his abilities while teaching hundreds of other soldiers the advanced marksmanship skills that would consistently help complete their missions.

While KC’s love for competition has helped deliver a successful career, his passion for sharing his sport has led him back to teaching. Eusebio is the co-founder of META Group International, a firearms training company based in Atlanta, where he provides world-class training and instruction to military, law enforcement, and civilians.

“Training others is a true passion of mine,” Eusebio says. “I’ve shot competitively for 24 years, so teaching and instructing is a way for me to give back. My purpose on earth is to share my knowledge and help others become more prepared in case they ever need to protect themselves and their family.”

As a Howard Leight Pro Team Member, KC will continue to compete exclusively in Howard Leight hearing and eye protection products, while providing valuable feedback and assisting with research and development of new products. He will help promote Howard Leight products by assisting in the creation of brand content and by making appearances at trade shows and other special events.

“Whether shooting for fun, in competition, while hunting or when training for defense, safety is critical,” Eusebio says. “I’m thrilled to be partnering with Howard Leight, a company I trust that has done so much important research that translates to great products that help protect shooters’ sight and hearing.”

KC’s next match is the US World Speed Shooting Championships at the Talladega Marksmanship Park on May 15, 2019.

Check out the hearing and eye protection that’s right for you at howardleightshootingsports.com. Use the code KC20 at checkout to receive a 20% discount on your order!

Keep up with KC online and on social media:

Kceusebio.net /Instagram: 2kc_eusebio / Facebook: /kceusebio.fanpage

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Howard Leight safety products empower individuals and families across the globe to enjoy more and worry less. Our industry leading hearing and eye protection help people more safely enjoy the events and activities they love. Our broad selection of comfortable and stylish protective eyewear delivers safety without compromise. Building on over 30 years of innovation, we’re continually developing new designs, materials and technologies to enhance comfort and protection for industry trade professionals, recreational and competitive shooters, DIY homeowners, and all fans of live music and sporting events. Whatever your passion, trust Howard Leight to block out the noise so you can listen to what’s important, while staying safely focused on the big moments that matter. Learn more at howardleightshootingsports.com.

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SIG SAUER Academy to Host Third Annual SIG SAUER Aiming for Zero Charity Match

NEWINGTON, N.H., (May 7, 2019) –The Third Annual SIG SAUER Aiming for Zero Charity Match is set to take place at the SIG SAUER Academy in Epping, New Hampshire, Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 19, 2019. Aiming for Zero is a division of the Active Heroes Foundation whose mission is to reduce veteran suicide and assist military families.

SIG SAUER Academy to Host Third Annual SIG SAUER Aiming for Zero Charity Match

“SIG SAUER has a long history of supporting veteran organizations, and we are honored to once again sponsor the Aiming for Zero Charity Match and support their mission to reduce veteran suicide,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer, and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales.  “Our partnership with the Active Heroes Foundation, through hosting this match at the SIG SAUER Academy, ensures that one hundred percent of the proceeds raised from the event goes directly to support the services and programs being offered to our veterans and their families.”

The SIG SAUER Aiming for Zero Charity Match is a mix of IDPA, USPSA, and Steel Challenge with an Iron Sights division, a PCC division, and an Optics/Open division.  For additional information about the match, registration information, or donate to the event please visit sigsauer.com/aimingforzero.

SIG SAUER Academy is located at 233 Exeter Road, Epping, New Hampshire.

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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Morphix Technologies to Exhibit at Warrior Expo West

Morphix Technologies® will be displaying its TraceX® Explosive Detection Kit and Chameleon® Chemical Detection Armband at Booth #912 in San Diego, CA, May 14 – 15, 2019.

Morphix Warrior Expo

Virginia Beach, Va. (May 2019) – Morphix Technologies®, an innovator in the science of detection devices for dangerous chemicals, will be exhibiting at Warrior® Expo West, May 14 – 15, 2019 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Morphix Technologies will be exhibiting its TraceX® Explosive Detection Kit and its Chameleon® Chemical Detection Armband at Booth #912.

“Warrior Expo West is a great event that brings together end users, program managers and procurement specialists in one place to try out thousands of solutions. We are looking forward to exhibiting what the TraceX and Chameleon detection devices can do to help our warfighters and First Responders complete their missions,” commented Kimberly Pricenski, vice president of sales and marketing for Morphix Technologies.

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

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

Warrior Expo West is designed specifically for government and defense organizations. It is far more than a simple trade show – it’s the defense industry’s one-stop-shop for industry networking, customized training, and product demonstrations. The Expo attracts 300+ industry suppliers and more than 3,000 vetted attendees, including active duty military, federal, state and local government agencies, law enforcement, first responders, qualified defense or government contractors and exhibiting partner suppliers or manufacturers.

If you’d like to receive more information about our products, please contact Morphix Technologies toll-free in the US at 800-808-2234 or +1-757-431-2260 internationally. You can also email sales@morphtec.com. Visit the website at www.morphtec.com

TraceX Explosive Detection Kit

Chameleon Chemical Detection Armband

About Morphix Technologies®:

Morphix Technologies®, located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company creating and manufacturing products that detect invisible dangers in order to save lives. Morphix Technologies® has taken innovation to the next level with high-quality, easy-to-use, cost effective and simple colorimetric sensor technology for military, law enforcement, first responders, emergency, homeland security and industrial personnel.http://www.morphtec.com/

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Compete in the Steyr Challenge for the Title “Toughest Hunters in the Alps”


BESSEMER, Ala. (May 7, 2019) — Steyr Arms will be hosting the 2nd Annual Steyr Challenge, Oct. 5 inSeetaler Alpe in Austria, with teams from across the globe competing for the  title of “Toughest Hunters in the Alps.”This competition is a combination of a more than seven kilometer mountain run with about 300 meters of elevation gain, different shooting disciplines, abseiling and sawing. Each four-person team, with one alternate, will need to train together, shoot together and strive for the ultimate goal of winning together.

Steyr Arms is looking for a few good teams to represent the U.S. in this year’s competition. If you think you have a team that has what it takes to take on the course and the other competitors, send an audition video of your team explaining why you wish to compete in the challenge before the registration closes on July 15. Click here to register.There is no cost to submit. The $250 registration fee is only charged to teams that are selected and will be participating in the challenge. Teams will be responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from Austria. Lodging and food are covered upon arrival.

This year’s Steyr Challenge will host a maximum of 25 teams from around the world. Don’t miss this opportunity to represent the U.S., be a part of this ultimate challenge and claim the title of “Toughest Hunters in the Alps.”

Teams will need to arrive on Oct. 4 for an overview of the course and preliminary training on the rifles that will be used in the competition. The Steyr Challenge will take place on Oct. 5, followed by an awards ceremony.

About Steyr Arms

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 in the U.S., and it is also the exclusive importer for Merkel firearms, Corvus Defensio parts, and JAGDHUND and X JAGD apparel. For more information, contact Steyr Arms at 2530 Morgan Rd., Bessemer, AL 35022; call (205) 417-8644; or visit www.steyr-arms.com/us.


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The Night Manager from Choate Machine and Tool, a shotgun magazine tube extension with an indexable accessory mount, is now available.

Bald Knob, AR – Choate Machine and Tool, a leading designer, manufacturer and OEM supplier of rifle stocks, shotgun magazine extensions and firearms accessories, has introduced the Night Manager, a shotgun magazine tube extension with an integral light and accessory mounting system.   Night Manager boosts capacity by two extra shotshells and has an indexable Picatinny rail section to add a light or laser as needed.  Test samples are available for qualified media.

The Night Manager is an all steel construction magazine tube extension with an aluminum shroud that is drilled and tapped along the bottom and sides for mounting Picatinny rail sections. Its unique design allows the shroud to rotate to orient the attached Picatinny rails where needed and then uses an AR-15 castle nut to lock it down in the desired location. By mounting accessories on the magazine tube extension it allows use of the full length of the shotgun’s forend, which often can be short on law enforcement models.

Currently the Night Manager is available for the Remington 870, 1100, 11-87 and also for the H&R Pardner pumps and Hawk 982. For Mossberg shotguns the Night Manager is available for the 590, 835, 930 5500 and the 9200 shotguns.

Now available with an MSRP of $92.77, the Night Manager comes complete with everything needed to mount the extension and includes a 3-slot section of compatible Picatinny rail, fasteners, magazine tube follower and spring.

About Choate Machine and Tool:  Founded by Garth Choate in 1972 as a one-man tool and die shop, Choate Machine and Tool has been a leader in the firearms accessory business for over 40 years.  Beginning with magazine tube extensions for Remington 870, 1100 and Browning A5 shotguns, Choate has been making OEM parts for firearms manufacturers such Smith & Wesson, Remington, Mossberg,  Savage, H&K, Winchester, Anschutz, Marlin, Harrington & Richardson, Nighthawk,  Ruger,  Beretta,  Springfield Armory and Kahr Arms since 1981.  Choate Machine & Tool is still one of the largest manufactures of OEM parts for the firearms industry.  Originally started in a 1200 square foot building, Choate Machine and tool now operates out of three separate factories, an Injection Molding plant, an Investment Casting plant and a Final Assembly plant with a total of 95000 square feet under roof.
Choate Machine and Tool products have a life time guarantee.  Most orders will ship the day of the order or the next depending on when the order is placed.  Full time gunsmiths are on staff to answer product questions.  All Choate Machine and Tool parts are Made in the U.S.A.

For consumer and dealer inquiries about Night Manager or other Choate products:
Call Customer Service at (800) 972-6390

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Telescoping Pole and Rotating Head Now Extend 84 Inches for Improved Visibility

EAGLEVILLE, PA, May 6, 2019 – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting tools, introduced the Portable Scene Light EXT, a taller model of its Portable Scene Light, featuring a pole and rotating head that extend a full 84 inches high. With its extra foot of height and its 5,300-lumen output, the rechargeable high lumen light allows for complete scene light coverage from an extended height, improving worker visibility on the job.

Completely portable and featuring a narrow footprint, the Portable Scene Light EXT can be used almost anywhere by first responders and other professionals, from wide, open places to tight, confined work areas. Like the original Portable Scene Light (extends 72 inches), it features a 90 degree swivel neck, enabling users to aim the light beam precisely where it is needed for task lighting purposes, and can be fully deployed in less than 30 seconds. With stabilizing legs that provide balance on uneven surfaces or in windy conditions, the light also packs to a compact size for easy storage.

“The Portable Scene Light EXT offers the same extraordinary high lumen flood light and other features as the original version, but also provides an extended, 84-inch telescoping pole,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen. “The extra tall light keeps a scene lit up from above so that first responders, utility workers, military personnel and other users can perform their jobs without light shining at eye level, possibly obscuring their vision.”  

The Portable Scene Light EXT uses six power LEDs and wide-pattern parabolic reflectors for a smooth flood pattern. It offers three levels of light intensity, ranging from a super-bright flood beam to a low setting with ultra-long run times that permit the light to be used throughout an entire work shift without having to recharge the battery.

On the high setting, the light delivers an incredibly bright 5,300 lumens, 42,000 candela and a four-hour run time, over a beam distance of 410 meters. On medium, it provides 2,500 lumens, nine hours of run time and a beam distance of 292 meters. On low, the light runs for 18 hours and offers 1,300 lumens, and a beam distance of 215 meters. A selectable diffuser permits users to choose between the two beam widths, which are available with all three lighting modes.

The Portable Scene Light EXT is powered by a zero-maintenance 12 volt, 14.4 Ah sealed lead acid battery that is rechargeable up to 500 times. The light can be charged to 90 percent of its capacity in 10 hours. Red and green LEDs provide charge status feedback and the light’s low battery indicator light detects when the battery is running low. The light also will run indefinitely from an external 12V DC or AC power source. A toggle switch allows users to switch between the battery and power source modes of operation.  

Constructed from high-impact thermoplastic housing, the Portable Scene Light EXT offers weatherproof construction. It features an IP67-rated design for dust-tight and waterproof operation to one meter for 30 minutes.  The light also is engineered to resist 40 MPH winds continuous in all directions with its head fully extended.

In the retracted position, the Portable Scene Light EXT measures 25.5 inches long, 11 inches high, and 6.5 inches wide. It weighs 25.5 pounds with included batteries.

Available in international safety yellow, the Portable Scene Light EXT comes with a heavy duty shoulder carrying strap, AC charger, 12V DC cord and Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. It has an MSRP of $1,354.13.

About Streamlight

Based in Eagleville, PA, Streamlight, Inc. has more than 45 years of experience making tough, durable, long-lasting flashlights designed to serve the specialized needs of professionals and consumers alike. Since 1973, the company has designed, manufactured and marketed high-performance flashlights, and today offers a broad array of lights, lanterns, weapon light/laser sighting devices, and scene lighting solutions for professional law enforcement, military, firefighting, industrial, automotive, and outdoor applications. Streamlight is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company. For additional information, please call 800-523-7488, visit streamlight.com

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GLOCK Debuts New Pistol, New Spokesperson & New Designer Experience at NRA Annual Meetings 2019

SMYRNA, Ga. – May 6, 2019 The 2019 NRA Annual meeting wrapped on April 28 with 81,283 total attendees and over 800 exhibitors. Many from the firearms industry were in attendance, including GLOCK, Inc., one of the leading innovators and manufacturers of pistols and firearms gear.

The Company debuted its newest pistol at the show — the GLOCK 45 MOS — which meets growing market demand for an easy way to mount popular optics without expensive slide alterations.

“The GLOCK 45 MOS has all the same features as the previous GLOCK 45 model, including the front serrations, the nDLC finish, the full-sized frame with the compact slide and the GLOCK Marksman Barrel, but now with the MOS platform” said Shane Coley, Team GLOCK Captain and long-time competitive shooter. “The Modular Optic System on the GLOCK 45 MOS provides cover and adapter plates that allow consumers to mount any optics they want.”

GLOCK also premiered an interactive designer experience, where participants could build their own pistol by choosing a slide type, frame type, caliber, colors, sights and more. With over 900 submissions, the GLOCK Designer Experience garnered much interest among attendees. And all who participated were entered to win a trip to the GLOCK headquarters, travel and expenses included.

Additionally, NRA was Chuck Norris’s first public appearance as GLOCK’s new spokesperson. Show attendees could visit the GLOCK booth to “kick it with Chuck,” and snap a photo with the world champion martial artist. Lines to meet him wrapped around the exhibit hall, rivaling those to see the President, who was also in attendance.

The 2019 NRA Annual Meeting was a successful event on many fronts. To learn more about the new GLOCK 45 MOS, the new GLOCK Designer Experience and GLOCK’s partnership with Chuck Norris, visit us.glock.com.


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 us.glock.com.

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Both of these Ken Onion designed EDC pocket folders are sleek and very sexy but make no mistake the inspiration is unquestionably tactical. Ken Onion has no shortage of genius ideas resulting in innovations like the Field Strip feature of his satin finished Slacker.  I’ll have more to come on these two exceptional offerings from Ken Onion and CRKT.

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Introducing Graham Brothers Rifleworks

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Kimber® Expands Its Striker Fired EVO SP Family to Include EVO SP Stainless Raptor

YONKERS, N.Y., April 26th, 2019 — Kimber Mfg., Inc. announced today an addition to their new for 2019 EVO SP™ lineup, the Stainless Raptor.

Kimber released the EVO SP line of handguns at SHOT Show earlier this year. The striker-fired EVO SP is the ideal choice for shooters who demand a dependable, feature-packed, compact-size firearm with the benefits of all metal construction for reduced muzzle rise and enhanced durability. EVO SP was machined to the tightest allowable tolerances in conjunction with multiple hands-on human factors testing, delivering best-in-class user experience and interface.

The EVO SP Stainless Raptor combines the superb characteristics of the EVO SP line with the patented styling of the Kimber Raptor family. The EVO SP Stainless Raptor features a scaled grip and backstrap set along with aggressive front and rear cocking serrations and a Ferritic NitroCarburizing (FNC) slide with glass bead finish.

The EVO SP family-wide features include the innovative grip system, which eliminates the need for specialty hardware and the hazard of overtightening screws, a magazine release that can be configured for right or lefthanded shooters, a striker indicator that allows for both a visual and physical confirmation the striker is cocked, disassembly with no trigger press, ledged tritium night sights for single hand manipulations and a sight picture in all light conditions, and a 6-7 lb. trigger with crisp reset. The aluminum alloy frame provides overall integrity and a rigid platform for the stainless-steel barrel, as well as a flared ejection port for enhanced ejection and a beveled magazine well for fast, positive loading.

All EVO SP models ship with two 7-round magazines.

Kimber’s EVO SP is the ideal choice for self-defense practitioners who demand a compact size carry gun with unrivaled shootability, ergonomics, and dependability. For more information on the EVO SP and the innovative grip system, please visit www.kimberamerica.com.


Kimber Mfg., Inc. is an American company that designs and manufactures premium firearms for individual, sporting, law enforcement and military markets. Complete information on Kimber firearms, accessories and Less-Lethal products is available at www.kimberamerica.com or by phone from Kimber in-house staff at +1 (888) 243-4522. A detailed product catalog is available upon request. Kimber can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

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John Wick Chapter 3 Parabellum

If you are a John Wick fan, you’ll want to mark 17 May on your calendar. This is when John Wick Chapter 3 Parabellum will hit a theater near you. We can’t wait!

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Take Your Mother Out to Dinner for Mother’s Day on Big Horn Armory

Any new purchase made between Sunday, May 5 – Sunday, May 12, 2019, will receive a $25 gift card to Olive Garden with your order.

Cody, Wyo. (May 2019)Big Horn Armory (BHA), makers of big-bore firearms, is pleased to announce that anyone who makes a new purchase from their website between Sunday, May 5 through Sunday, May 12, 2019, will receive a complimentary $25 gift card to Olive Garden. Take mom out to dinner for Mother’s Day, courtesy of Big Horn Armory!

“Mothers are the ones who take care of us, who shelter us from the storm, shape us into the people we become and the pillars of strength we can depend on. In honor of Mother’s Day on May 12, we will provide a $25 Olive Garden gift card included in all new purchases from the fifth through the twelfth,” commented Greg Buchel, owner of Big Horn Armory.

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

About Big Horn Armory:

Big Horn Armory was founded in 2008 with the expressed intention of designing a Browning-type lever-action gun chambered in 500 Smith & Wesson Magnum. The Big Horn Armory Model 89, made in America, closely follows the work of John Browning with refinements courtesy of modern metallurgy and machining capabilities. The first rifles began shipping in September of 2012 and since then, BHA has added to their big bore lineup with a Model 90 Carbine in 460 S&W, the Model 90A in 454 Casull, the Model 90B in .45 Colt, the Model 89A in 500 Linebaugh and the Model 89B in .475 Linebaugh. In 2017, Big Horn Armory took a departure from its lever-action series and developed the AR500 Auto Max, the most powerful short-range, semi-auto based on an AR .308 platform.

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NSSF Applauds Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act Introduction

NSSF The Firearms Industry Trade Association


NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearms industry trade association, applauds U.S. House of Representatives Republican Whip Steve Scalise’s (R-La.) introduction of H.R. 2443, the Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act. The legislation would reduce the burden on law-abiding citizens, including active duty military and their accompanying spouses, to allow them to buy firearms, including handguns, across state lines, as long as they meet applicable laws at the point of purchase and their home of record.

“This is common-sense legislation that would allow law-abiding Americans to purchase firearms of their choosing while ensuring state and federal laws are enforced,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “Federally licensed firearms retailers already ensure firearms are only transferred in face-to-face transactions and only upon completion and verification of an FBI background check. This legislation would enable retailers to use the technology already available to reduce administrative burdens placed on customers through outdated laws.”

The Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act would:

  • Enable licensed dealers to transfer firearms (rifles, shotguns and handguns) to out-of-state buyers so long as the transaction complies with the laws of the state of both the transferor and the transferee.
  • Permit licensed retailers to sell firearms at out-of-state gun shows provided that the laws of the state of both the transferor and the transferee are complied with.
  • Allow for face-to-face transfer of firearms between licensed dealers. Currently dealers must ship a firearm, significantly increasing the risk of theft in the process.

This legislation is particularly important for members of the Armed Forces. Currently, military members can purchase firearms in their home state and that of their permanent duty assignment. However, military spouses cannot. Those spouses must either incur the burden of changing state residency with each military move or return to their home state to purchase a firearm. This legislation would allow both members of the Armed Forces and their spouses to purchase firearms as residents of their home of record, the state in which their permanent duty station is located and the state in which they maintain a residence while serving at their permanent duty station.

About NSSF

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit www.nssf.org.

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Multi Day Tactical Training with Aircraft – Open Enrollment!



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New Blazer 9mm Luger Load Perfect for Realistic Practice

LEWISTON, Idaho – May 2, 2019 – Blazer Ammunition has expanded its wide selection of range ammunition with a new 147-grain 9mm Luger Blazer Brass load designed for realistic high-volume training. Shipments are being delivered to dealers.
The load’s heavier bullet better aligns with many popular duty and self-defense bullets for more realistic practice. Like all Blazer Brass loads, it is accurate, 100 percent American made, and offers reloadable brass cases and non-corrosive, non-mercuric CCI primers for clean, reliable ignition.
Features & Benefits
• New 9mm Luger 147-grain option
• Heavier bullet better aligns with popular duty and self-defense loads
• Reloadable brass cases
• Accurate FMJ bullet
• Clean, reliable CCI primer
Part No. / Description / MSRP
5203 / Blazer Brass 9mm Luger 147-grain FMJ, 50-count / $17.95
For more information on Blazer by CCI Ammunition, go to http://www.blazer-ammo.com.

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Hydra-Shok Bullets Now Available as Components

ANOKA, Minnesota – May 2, 2019 – Federal Premium Hydra-Shok, the bullet design that’s defined self-defense for a generation, is now available as a component for handloaders. Shipments have been delivered to dealers.
Introduced in 1989, Hydra-Shok remains one of the most popular choices for protecting home and family, thanks to a proven hollow point and iconic center post that provide extremely consistent and effective expansion. Now available in a complete range of bullet weights and diameters.
Features & Benefits
• Proven self-defense bullet design now available as a component for reloading
• Superb accuracy and overall ballistic performance
• Notched copper jacket
• Center-post hollow-point design provides reliable expansion
Part No. / Description / MSRP
PB38HS129 / 357 cal. 129-grain, 100-count / $30.95
PB9HS124 / 355 cal. 124-grain, 100-count / $30.95
PB9HS147 / 355 cal. 147-grain, 100-count / $30.95
PB357HS158 / 357 cal. 158-grain, 100-count / $31.95
PB40HS165 / 400 cal. 165-grain, 50-count / $16.95
PB40HS180 / 400 cal. 180-grain, 50-count / $16.95
PB45HS185 / 451 cal. 185-grain, 50-count / $18.95
PB45HS230 / 451 cal. 230-grain, 50-count / $18.95
For more information on Federal ammunition, visit http://www.federalpremium.com.

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Introducing the EVO-E9, Buckeye Burl Grips and more!



Introducing the E9, the first full size frame in the Evolution series. Optimized for the 9mm caliber, the E9 is smaller, thinner, and lighter than the Executive Commander. The E9 retains 100% 1911 controls and handling characteristics, and makes use of standard 1911 magazines. Some parts were completely re-designed to take advantage of modern improvements such as the new external extractor, easy-to-change front sight, smaller ledge-style rear sight, bull barrel, and a flat wire recoil spring system. The re-engineered slide has been shortened to 4″, thinned substantially for weight reduction, and includes a unique 7-top custom cut, with special front and rear serrations





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4DOF ballistic trajectory solutions now available in Kestrel meter

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Kestrel® 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter with Hornady®4DOF®

Combining complete onsite environmental measurements with the precise trajectory solutions of the integrated Hornady 4DOF® ballistics solver – this rugged all-in-one handheld unit delivers the convenience you want and the accuracy you need for long-range success under any conditions.

From now until June 1, 2019, buyers can pre-order the all-new Kestrel 5700 Ballistics Weather Meter and get $50 off by using promo code 550HKPS at HornadyKestrel.com during checkout. The unit retails for $499.


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Now Shipping – Magpul Explorer XL

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Save Hundreds on Nightforce Demo Scopes & More!

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It’s Friday and time to kickoff the weekend. If you were in Indianapolis, for the 2019 NRA Annual Meeting and Exposition, I hope you had a great time. If you didn’t, you probably worked your derriere off all week but sat at home getting bombarded by what I will referrer to as the A.G. William Barr extravaganza. So, there’s a very good chance that you may need therapy.

Regular readers know that psychologists and others in the behavioral trades studied the subject so they could understand themselves. So, sitting down and paying $150+ an hour to a jackass that’s still figuring life out, so you can pour your heart out, is an utter and complete waste. Go out and get a hooker or organize a shoot the shit.

A shoot the shit is a social interaction in which participants don’t need to know anything about the subject being discussed, they can make unsupported comments, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone they wish and/or change the subject at will. They’re very effective between coworkers, buds and family members. The hooker will set you back a few bucks but shoot the shits are free. So, give it a try, but if you can’t get one going, please feel free to participate in ours.


I’m sure you’ve all heard of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who sadly is not the sharpest tac in the box. This is the same Ocasio-Cortez that chased Amazon’s 25,000 jobs out of NYC, and a few month’s back she sounded the alarm announcing that the world would come to an end in 12 years. How’s that for leadership; not to mention the fact that 12 years in planetary time is equivalent to a pico second. She literally has no idea what she’s talking about and I can assure you she wouldn’t know a carbon molecule from a taco, but that’s okay.

In that 12 year window she wants to rebuild all U.S. buildings, terminate all fossil fuel usage, eliminate cow farts, get rid of fuel cars, ground airplanes etc. When I tell you that she’s clueless, rest assured this is a colossal understatement. If the Green New Deal is not enough for you, she’s also supporting MMT, which stands for “Modern Monetary Theory.” So, what the hell is that? To answer the question I need to cover the conventional concepts of fiscal and monetary policy.

Monetary policy addresses liquidity in the economy – meaning, is there an adequate supply of money in the economy to support economic growth. This is the function of the central banks around the world. Our central bank is the Federal Reserve. The Federal reserve looks at GDP, inflation, employment, consumption, the velocity of the dollar and other metrics on an ongoing basis. From that data, the Federal Reserve determines the appropriate interest rates and money supply. For example, if the Federal Reserve wants to increase the money supply they buy bonds adding to the money supply. If there is too much money, the Fed sells bonds pulling money out of the economy. Monetary policy requires some complex analytical models that are encapsulated in the science of econometrics.

Fiscal policy is taxation. Under conventional thought processes, taxation pays for government spending. If the government spends more than it takes in from taxes it runs a deficit and must borrow money from the global financial markets. It does this by selling bonds at a contract interest rate and specific term – 5 yrs., 10 years etc.

Although the central banks are independent from the government (i.e. politicians), successful economies strike a balance between fiscal and monetary policy. I’ll explain.

Let’s say that Congress decides to increase taxes. The increased payments to government reduce capital investment by businesses and reduces consumer disposable incomes. That has an impact on GDP. So the Federal Reserve may find it desirable to lower interest rates to spur the economy and prevent it from going into recession. Decreasing taxes, increases capital investment by business and spurs consumer spending so in order to curb demand-pull inflation the Fed may increase interest rates.

Just a quick blurb on deficits. Deficits, as I said earlier, occur when governments spend more than they take in from taxes. Deficits aggregate year over year into a national debt balance, and servicing that debt, which constitutes of paying interest and retiring maturing debt, hits the annual fiscal budget. The more debt you build up the more interest you have to pay and the less government has left over for all other government spending.

This is the 30,000 foot view of how our economy works.

Now, what is Modern Monetary Theory?

I’m still digesting the technical details but stated succinctly this is how it works. A government that prints its own currency is able to print whatever money it needs to buy whatever it needs. So, if Medicare for all costs $3 trillion, the government simply prints three trillion one dollar bills. MMT, looks for full employment and once it achieves full employment, which I assume is still considered to be a 4% unemployment rate, and consumption begins to increase, the government will increase taxes to reduce consumption reducing inflationary pressure.

How anyone sees this as a viable alternative to our existing model is beyond me. First thing that comes to mind is currency valuation, I guess if the EU bills the government for a $200 million dollar purchase government simply prints $200 million and sends it to them. I can’t imagine what foreign currency translations will look like! Who cares as long as they’re asking for dollars we’ll just print some.

In closing, here’s what you need to know about MMT. All money comes from government, It makes government the engine of the economy. This is the type of thing that Karl Marx would find palatable. So, is Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez stupid or is she a communist?

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Sneak Preview: Springfield Armory Edge Saint and HK VP9B


Springfield Armory’s Edge Saint 5.56 pistol is possibly the best AR pistol on the market. Quality, features and performance are unmatched by most of its competition. I’ll have a review underway that will put my comments to the test.


Also coming in May is my review of the VP9B variant of HK’s Volkspistole, but will it make you give up on the MK23, I think it very well could!

Stay Tuned!

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One-Of-A-Kind Legendary Movie Replica To Be Auctioned Off To Benefit Student Air Rifle Program


Fort Smith, Arkansas (May 1st, 2019)—Umarex USA is set to auction off a unique, one-of-a-kind movie prop replica of the famous DL-44 blaster to benefit the Student Air Rifle Program.
Umarex USA has been a proud supporter of the Student Air Rifle (SAR) Program from its inception. This 501c3 non-profit program provides an introduction to the lifetime sport of target shooting for school-aged youth in grades 4 through 12. The SAR program is currently offered in four U.S. states and is in talks with several other states for continued expansion.
Each year May the 4th brings a flurry ofposts to social media. This year, Umarex Airguns teamed up with Guinness World Record holder Chris Turek, of UpNorth AirGunner, to build a legendary movie
prop replica very similar to the DL-44 blaster carried by a pilot of a rebellious alliance in a series of galactic based
movies. This highly crafted, fully functional, replica airgun will be auctioned off via GunBroker.com with the proceeds going entirely to the
Student Air Rifle Program.
Chris is no stranger to working with the
Umarex Legends M712, a replica of the historic German Broomhandle. Last year he made a blaster which he documented on his social media platforms. “The feedback I got when I posted the video of the Umarex M712 conversion to the blaster replica was awesome. When Umarex approached me to build another blaster in support of this fundraiser for the SAR program, I was 100 percent on board.” Turek said.
Mark Davis, Social Media Specialist with Umarex USA, said “We are thrilled to be a supporter of the SAR program and very excited that Chris was onboard with crafting a custom replica that will both draw attention to the SAR Program and raise money for them as well.”
While the unique DL-44 blaster replica is likely to generate a respectable price at auction, Umarex USA wants to maximize the money raised by providing alternative methods for people to contribute to the SAR Program. Umarex USA donates a portion of each sale of an Umarex Embark air rifle, the air rifle exclusively used in the Student Air Rifle program. Additionally, each social posting will have a link to the donation page at
The Auction of this custom replica will be hosted on
GunBroker.com and is scheduled to begin on May 4th and end on May 10th.
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About Umarex USA
Umarex USA, Incorporated is one of North America’s fastest growing family-owned outdoor sport and recreation companies. Umarex USA innovates, develops and markets products under brands owned or licensed by its parent company, UMAREX GmbH & Co. KG. Such brands include Axeon® Optics, Beretta®, Browning®, Colt®, Elite Force® Airsoft, GLOCK®, Heckler & Koch®, Hornady®, IWI®, Optical Dynamics, Ruger®, RWS®, Smith & Wesson®, T4E, UMAREX®, Walther® and others. For additional information regarding Umarex USA visit

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The LBM Pitching Post

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Generating ideas for the shootings sports and law enforcement media industry, one product at a time.
The Law Enforcement Market
During the month of May, we celebrate May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day. That entire week is dedicated as Police Week, in which thousands and thousands of LEO’s from all over descend on Washington DC to pay their respects to their brothers and sisters who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Many of our clients design and produce products that were inspired by their careers as law enforcement and military personnel. Most often, these products are developed to keep officers safe, help them achieve a successful mission or provide them with the skill set and knowledge they will need to serve their communities.
Below are some of LBM’s clientele that adhere to that philosophy of “the best for the best” in our public safety market.
Want to review a product? Emaillaura@lauraburgess.com to find out more.
Adaptive Tactical EX Performance Tactical Light Forend
Compact, powerful 33-lumen tactical flashlight integrates into forend body of Remington and Mossberg pump action shotguns. Three levels of illumination for close-range, shotgun applications. Removable light features 2-inch Picatinny rail for attaching additional accessories.
Adaptive Tactical “Orange Less Lethal” Forends and Stocks
Increasingly, LEO’s are using the department’s existing Remington and Mossbergs for training. The Orange Less Lethal EX Performance Forend and Adjustable style stocks save agencies money and allow officers to train on the same platforms they use every day.
The Door Buster – Big Horn Armory’s AR 500 Auto Max
Big Horn Armory AR500
Big Horn took the AR concept and made it more powerful. The semi-auto rifle is chambered in .500 Auto Max and is the most powerful short-range rifle in the world. Featuring an 18″ barrel with 1:24 twist, adjustable gas block, full Picatinny rail and M-LOK forend with an adjustable EX Performance buttstock, muzzle brake, 5-round magazine, no sights, all in a hard plastic case. Capable of taking everything from prairie dogs to Peterbuilts, the BHA AR500 is a perfect barrier buster.
Crosstac’s V-Point Sling For Operators
Crosstac’s V-Point sling allows operators the use of both hands while keeping the rifle ready. Transitions are quick from primary to secondary weapons or move the primary weapons to the side by simply releasing one side of the V-Point sling. Integrates into a plate carrier or vest with the webbing secured through the shoulders. The attachment at the back can be high on the MOLLE, or low, or even on the belt. Fully ambidextrous, made from MIL-Spec IR coated webbing in the US, the Crosstac V-Point sling provides a much lower perceived threat level in interview scenarios than a standard single point or two-point sling.
The system comes with choice of three connector tips: HK, Mash or QD. A pair of Multicam or black hook and loop wraps are also included. (Image – carrier vest not included)
You Got a Dog in the Fight with MPA’s MUT
This ultra-compact platform in .308 or 6.5BA is the perfect rifle when space is at a premium. Built on MPA’s Light Weight Chassis system from 6061 aluminum with a v-bedding system, it also sports a built-in inclinometer, thumb notch, lower mounted Picatinny Rail and is spigot mount ready.
The Compact Suppressor Ready (CSR) Buttstock has an adjustable length of pull and can store a suppressor up to 1.5″ in diameter and 8.5″ in length. Store the suppressor and the overall length is reduced to a 23.5″ short barreled rifle (SBR) configuration. MPA’s Micro Urban Tactical (MUT) rifle was designed for the urban officer.
TT Medic Assault Pack MK II
TEMS Officers, Meet Your new Partner, the TT Medic Assault Pack MK II
Every patrol vehicle needs a compact, intelligently designed medical backpack for emergencies. Tasmanian Tiger’s new Medic Assault Pack MK II fits the bill with a clearly laid out interior with internal variable fixation points to store medical equipment, integrated visual markers, a scissors bag and inside pocket. A transparent inside pouch has colored hook and loop for easy visual identification.
The shoulder straps are detachable and there is a large handle for carrying the pack when it is open. There is a MOLLE system on the front and the sides are laser-cut. The pack comes with adapter straps to allow the officer to directly attach the pack to protective vests and length adjustable stow-able shoulder straps make carrying large body armor possible too.
Available in Black, Olive or Coyote and made from Cordura 700 denier fabric with YKK zippers.
Steinel Ammo’s .45 ACP Self-Defense Round
Steinel’s .45 ACP Defensive solid copper hollow point round delivers 980 FPS from 4.3″ barrels and its industry leading expansion is even achieved with shorter barrels like the 2.5″ S&W Night Guard. This SCHP 185 grain .45 ACP round features a brass casing and Boxer primer.
Morphix Technologies to Exhibit at Warrior Expo
Morphix Warrior Expo
Innovators behind the dangerous chemical detective devices such as the Chameleon Chemical Detection Armband and the TraceX Explosive Detection Kit will be exhibiting at the Warrior Expo West, May 14 – 15th at the San Diego Convention Center in Sand Diego, California.
Convenience, accessibility and affordability make Morphix Technologies chemical detection products the first choice for law enforcement, military, security and federal agencies.
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Grand Opening Announced for AmChar Georgia


McDonough, GA – AmChar Wholesale is proud to announce the Grand Opening of AmChar Georgia: LE Gun Range & Store on May 3rd and 4th. This huge grand opening celebration is in honor of all local heroes current and retired.
“AmChar Georgia is a private store and gun range open only to active and retired Law Enforcement, Military and First Responders,” says Tony Dichario, President of AmChar. “We strive to offer a comfortable and exclusive atmosphere to those that have and continue to serve our communities and country.”
During the Grand Opening, there will be lunch served on Friday and Saturday from 1-3 pm. Everyone in attendance 18 years of age and older will receive a free Adco Thumb Saver. Come speak with and meet representatives from several manufacturers,ask questions and see product demonstrations . On Saturday, May 4 at 2 pm, there will be door prizes given away from firearms manufacturers like Glock, Springfield, Taurus, Sig Saur, H&K, American Tactical, Benelli and many others.
The Grand Opening will be held at the new AmChar Georgia facility, located at 775 Hwy-42 North, McDonough, GA 30253. Attendees and guests must show credentials at the door! For more information, contact AmChar Georgia at 800.333.0695 ext. 145.
For more information on dealer opportunities please contact Joe Calabro with Amchar Wholesale at
joe@amchar.com or call 1-800-333-0695
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American Knife & Tool Institute Announces Introduction of Ohio Legislation to Repeal Knife Prohibitions



Legislation Would Eliminate the Current Prohibition on the Possession, Manufacture, and Sale of Automatic, Springblade and Gravity Knives

May 1, 2019 – Cody, WY – The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) today applauded the introduction of SB 140, which would repeal Ohio’s prohibition on the manufacture, possession, and sale of automatic knives in the state. The bill, sponsored by Senator Joe Uecker, R-OH 14, will repeal the burdensome and confusing state laws that impede on the rights of law-abiding citizens of Ohio. The legislation will remove the prohibitions on these tools in the Ohio Revised Code and clarify that they are not classified as deadly weapons in the state.

Senator Joe Uecker:

“Anyone who has worked with their hands knows the utility and importance of being able to open your knife while your other hand is occupied with something else-whether that is holding a rope, or you are in an emergency situation and are injured,” said Uecker. “As with many other things, these are simply tools that have intended purposes, and Ohio tradesmen and manufacturers should not be the victims of their potential misuse. Allowing knives to be made in Ohio that are used by Ohioans simply makes sense.”

“We thank Senator Uecker for his introduction of this bill, and continued leadership on behalf of law-abiding knife owners throughout Ohio,” said CJ Buck, President of AKTI. “We are calling on the Ohio legislature to take swift action in passing this bill. This legislation is in keeping with the ways in which Ohio residents use their knives for legal occupational and recreational activities, and removes the constant confusion on which knives are legal in the state under the current, convoluted Ohio laws.”

“This legislation will not only allow Ohio residents and visitors to use a valuable tool, it will mean Ohio businesses can have a share of the huge market for automatic knives,” said Rick Hinderer, owner of Rick Hinderer Knives, a Shreve, Ohio, knife company. “With the majority of states allowing consumers to own this type of knife, passage of SB 140 will mean that we have an opportunity expand our knife line offerings and possibly as much as double the number of jobs we offer, increasing our business and the economic impact of our industry in Ohio.”

AKTI will work with Senator Uecker and the Ohio legislature to ensure passage of this bill as quickly as possible.

For information on state knife laws visit www.stateknifelaws.com.

About AKTI

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

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USB Rechargeable Spot Beam Headlamp Shines 200 Lumens Over 85 Meters

EAGLEVILLE, PA, April 30, 2019 – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting products, introduced the QB®, an ultra-compact headlamp that delivers 200 lumens over an extraordinary distance of 85 meters on its highest setting. Offering the convenience of USB rechargeability, three output modes and a lightweight, low-profile design, it is the ideal hands-free personal work light for professional and consumer uses alike.

“The newest addition to Streamlight’s family of USB rechargeable headlamps is big on both power and beam distance, producing a bright, concentrated spot beam to illuminate what’s ahead, up to nearly 280 feet,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen. “The QB features a unique adjustable elastic head strap with a non-slip inner surface that can also be used with hard hats.”

The QB offers 200 lumens and 1,800 candela over an 85-meter beam distance on its high setting; on low, it provides 95 lumens over 55 meters.  Run times range from 4 hours on low to 2 hours on high. A large top button allows for easy actuation and switching between the High, Low and Flash modes.

The headlamp uses a 600 mAh Lithium Polymer battery, sealed within the unit for service-free operation, and is rechargeable via a micro USB charging port. Red and green LED lights indicate battery charging status; charge time is approximately 3.5 hours depending on the USB charging source.

In addition to the silicone-backed elastic head strap, the QB also includes a built-in hat clip that easily attaches to the brim of a baseball or bump cap.

Featuring an impact-resistant Polycarbonate body and lens, the QB weighs just 1.5 ounces with the attached headband and measures 1.57 inches in length. The light is IPX4 rated for weather resistance and is impact resistance-tested to two meters. 

The QB an MSRP of $40.95. It is available in Safety Yellow and Black.

About Streamlight

Based in Eagleville, PA, Streamlight, Inc. has more than 45 years of experience making tough, durable, long-lasting flashlights designed to serve the specialized needs of professionals and consumers alike. Since 1973, the company has designed, manufactured and marketed high-performance flashlights, and today offers a broad array of lights, lanterns, weapon light/laser sighting devices, and scene lighting solutions for professional law enforcement, military, firefighting, industrial, automotive, and outdoor applications. Streamlight is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company. For additional information, please call 800-523-7488, visit streamlight.com

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Hydra-Shok Deep Takes 2019 Golden Bullseye Award for Ammunition Product of the Year

ANOKA, Minnesota – April 30, 2019 – The National Rifle Association’s (NRA) Shooting Illustrated magazine recently honored Federal Premium Hydra-Shok Deep with its Golden Bullseye Award for 2019 Ammunition Product of the Year. Federal Ammunition representatives accepted the award on April 26, during the 148th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Indianapolis, Indiana.
From the No. 1 brand in handgun ammunition, Hydra-Shok Deep bullets feature a more robust center post and a core design that penetrates to critical depths through common self-defense barriers, without over-penetrating. In fact, its updated bullet design penetrates 15 inches in bare ballistics gel and through heavy clothing—the optimal depth according to FBI standards. This results in a significant improvement in FBI protocol score.
“We are proud Hydra-Shok Deep was chosen for the prestigious award,” said Federal Ammunition President Jason Vanderbrink. “To even be considered for a Golden Bullseye, the product must meet a variety of demanding criteria on design, function, value and reliability. We are grateful they found the winner with Hydra-Shok Deep.”
Shooting Illustrated is the NRA’s newest official journal, with a focus on concealed carry, self-defense and tactical shooting. For its Golden Bullseye Award program, the magazine’s staff considers only products that are available to the public and meet or exceeded its testing-and-evaluation protocols. Candidates must offer a unique value to the American shooting public, whether by innovation, affordability or other stand-out qualifications.
Hydra-Shok Deep was initially launched in 9mm Luger 135-grain. Recently, it has also been released in 40 S&W 165-grain and 45 Auto 210-grain, in 20-count packs.

For more information on Federal ammunition, visit http://www.federalpremium.com.

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NEW LIMITED EDITION: Series-5 Tactical 3-24x56mm Riflescope





Featuring: LR1-MIL Reticle, Quality Standards and Premium Quality Glass

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Don’t miss the AB Seminar, time and seats are running out.

2019 Spring Seminar Registration

We are less than 1 month away.

Seats are limited and are filling fast for our next Ballistics Seminar. We are now 1 month away from the Applied Ballistics 2019 Spring Seminar, which will be held at SnowBird Resort in Utah on June 1-2 2019. The cost of attendance is $625 and the discounts on the room blocks ends this week.
Aside from the classes this is also a chance to meet industry insiders and receive exclusive in person only discounts from companies like Garmin, Vortex, and More.

Each attendee will receive:
1) Full library of
Applied Ballistics Books and DVD set, valued at $275.
Applied Ballistics Analytics software, valued at $200. (This software will be used often in the seminar)
3) Binder including: hand-outs, articles and various assorted utility worksheets.
4) Certificate of Course Completion.

After registration attendees will need to book lodging with the Snowbird Center separately by calling this number (800) 232-9542and stating they are attendees of the Applied Ballistics Seminar when booking.

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OTIS Mayhem Sale 20% Off Cleaning Kits


Use code MAYHEM20 for 20% off cleaning kits $39.99+ through 5/1/19!


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