LaserLyte Steel Tyme Laser Trainer Kit

Train often, train at home, train safely and for God’s sake have fun with LaserLyte’s Laser Steel Tyme Kit. If you shoot, you will love Steel Tyme!

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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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Honor Defense Announces New LE Versions of the Honor Guard

Responding to requests from law enforcement, Honor Defense is proud to announce two new Honor Guard versions specifically designed for backup and off duty use by police personnel. Both pistols will also be available for commercial use.

The new HG9CLE and the HG9CLEMS (manual safety) pistols feature 3.8-inch barrels on a stainless-steel modular chassis. Like the other commercial models, the pistol is assembled with 100% USA parts and materials. The stainless-steel slide and barrel both feature a ferritic nitro-carburized finish and designed to handle +P ammunition.

Both the HG9CLE and the HG9CLEMS come with two eight round magazines – and two backstraps to fit a variety of hand sizes. While other brands use plastic striker housings, Honor Defense utilizes stainless-steel striker housing with an integrated striker block for safety. Both pistols are completely ambidextrous for easy manipulation by both left- or right-hand Officers, or one-handed operation if necessary.

“Honor Defense pistols have been developed for professional use and both models will also be available to civilians. We will begin to ship these models prior to the 2017 NRA Show,” said Gary Ramey, President of Honor Defense. “We are proud that several police departments have recently approved the Honor Defense pistols for use by Officers as backup and off-duty handguns.”


  • Overall Length: 6.8″
  • Barrel Length: 3.8″
  • Weight: 25 oz.
  • Height: 4.6″
  • Width: .96″
  • Barrel: Stainless Steel
  • Chassis: Stainless-steel Modular
  • Slide: Stainless Steel
  • Slide and Barrel Finish: Ferritic Nitro-Carburized
  • Twist: 1:10″ RH

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Adaptive Tactical’s Patented Removable Barrel Insert Now Available for Ruger 10/22 Takedown Rifles


Nampa, Idaho (April 2017) – Adaptive Tactical, LLC, manufacturers of innovative firearm stocks and accessories, is pleased to announce that its patented removable barrel insert for the Ruger 10/22 Takedown rifle is now available on the Adaptive Tactical website and through various retailers.

Developed by Adaptive Tactical, the removable barrel insert revolutionized the customization of Ruger 10/22 platforms by providing an easy option to quick change barrels from tapered to bull, without gunsmithing tools while ensuring a stable, strong fit in the same 10/22 stock. The insert allows for a custom fit for both standard tapered barrels and .920-inch bull barrels in Adaptive Tactical’s Tac-Hammer TK22 Takedown stock, the Tac-Hammer TK22C 22 Charger Takedown Stock, and the ADTAC RM4 Stock.

Adaptive Tactical’s versatile removable barrel insert offers customers multiple choices in one platform, and is just one of many ground-breaking firearms innovations developed and patented for the benefit of the shooting sportsman or woman.

In addition, Adaptive Tactical is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with FAB Defense regarding Adaptive Tactical’s removable barrel insert, U.S. Patent 8,056,278.

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New .22 Rimfire Suppressor

MKS Supply, Inc., Dayton, OH, April 2017 Inland Firearms, makers of the incredibly popular Inland series of M1Carbines, is now producing a classic-looking sound suppressor for .22 rimfire firearms that will be marketed exclusively through MKS Supply and will be on display at the NRA Convention booth 4632.

Materials: The all-new PM-22 suppressor is constructed of 6000 series aluminum and weighs a feathery 3.5 ounces, making it one of the lightest such units on the market. The black anodized, one-inch-diameter tube is 5.5 inches long. For durability, the ½ x 28 threaded base adapter is stainless steel with a tough black oxide finish.

Interior sound baffles: The PM-22 uses a unique monolithic, X-design polymer baffle system core that can be used either “wet” or dry. Full disassembly can be completed without tools, and cleaning is simple using hot water and Inland’s dB Suppressor Foam. 

Rimfire ammunition creates lower gas pressure, heat and flame than does centerfire ammunition. Inland’s patent pending polymer baffle system has been tested to 10,000 rounds (so far) without needing replacement. If baffle replacement does become necessary, the PM-22 has a lifetime warranty (NFA replacement and shipping rules apply).

Facts concerning this suppressor: Polymer baffles have less inherent harmonic metallic resonance than metal and they are produced using injection molding rather than with much more costly metal machining. This keeps the price lower.

Sound: The Inland suppressor keeps the decibel level in the low to mid-80s using subsonic ammunition and when shot dry. When combined with Inland’s patent pending sound suppressing dB Foam, the sound is reduced another 3-5 decibels (a 4-ounce can of dB Foam is included with each suppressor). To say it another way, with subsonic ammunition, only the functioning of the pistol’s action is audible from more than a few yards away.


  • Weight: 3.5 ounces

  • Length: 5.5 inches

  • Diameter: 1.0 inch

  • Exterior tube: Black anodized 6000 series aluminum with stainless steel black oxide barrel adapter

  • Baffles: Monolithic I-Core polymer monolithic X design

  • Lifetime warranty

  • MSRP: $189.95

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NTOA Announces Open Registration for its Policing and Integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Seminar

A discussion on how law enforcement agencies should respond to incidents involving unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) will be held in Tallahassee, Florida, on July 21, 2017.

Doylestown, Pa. (April 2017) – The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) is proud to announce registration is open for its Policing and Integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems seminar, to be held July 21, 2017, at the Florida Sheriff’s Association Training Center in Tallahassee, Florida. With the increasing number of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) throughout the United States, many local law enforcement agencies are finding themselves responding to prohibited, reckless and illegal operations by individuals using this dynamically changing technology. Law enforcement agencies need to understand how to respond to UAS incidents and the applicable federal, state and local regulations governing their use.

The first half of the seminar will teach participants how to build a response policy for their agency on unmanned and model aircraft incidents. The second half will focus on the integration of UAS into law enforcement operations. UAS are proving to be a reliable alternative to full aviation units and offer operational and tactical capabilities that manned aircraft cannot. This portion of the seminar will offer a broad overview for key decision-makers in the beginning stages of implementing a UAS program, as well as a brief overview of becoming a UAS operator.
Speakers include David Agata, a career law enforcement officer, SWAT team member and now tactical trainer, and Anthony Galante, who previously was the UAS Division director for the Daytona Beach Police Department, served as the director of training services for the Unmanned Safety Institute and is currently an assistant professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Individual member cost is $89, team member cost is $114 and non-member cost is $144. To register, visit

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For more information on the National Tactical Officers Association, visit or call 800-279-9127. Join the NTOA today and start receiving the benefits of better training and stay on top of the ever-changing and challenging world of law enforcement.

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By offering the Laserguard aiming sight in a package that includes an excellent Blade Tech Klipt holster, CTC has effectively eliminated any excuse you may have for depriving yourself of the finest laser aiming sight on the global market.

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Firearms Industry Economic Impact Rises 168% since 2008

NEWTOWN, Conn. – The total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $51.3 billion in 2016, a 168 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from approximately 166,000 to more than 300,000, an 81 percent increase in that period, according to a report released today by the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the industry’s trade association.

On a year over year basis, the industry’s economic impact rose from $49.3 billion in 2015 to $51.3 billion in 2016, a nearly 15 percent increase.

“Our industry is proud of its strong contribution to our economy as a growing number of Americans have chosen to exercise their fundamental right to keep and bear arms and to safely enjoy the shooting sports,” said Stephen L. Sanetti, NSSF President and Chief Executive Officer. “In response to that growing market, we have increased our direct workforce dramatically over the last decade, adding jobs that pay an average of more than $50,000 in wages and benefits. In addition, since 2008 we increased federal tax payments by 156 percent, Pittman-Robertson excise taxes that support wildlife conservation by 138 percent and state business taxes by 107 percent.”

“The Firearms and Ammunition Industry Economic Impact Report: 2017” provides a state-by-state breakdown of job numbers, wages and output covering direct, supplier and induced employment, as well as federal excise taxes paid. View the full report.

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Magpul™ Fine Cotton PMAG 10th Anniversary Logo T-Shirt

In 2007, Magpul Industries released the very first polymer AR15/M4 magazine with true military grade reliability and durability. Ten years and millions of magazines later, the PMAG product line has grown considerably and has seen some important milestones- including official adoption by the United States Marine Corps.

The Fine Cotton T-Shirt has been designed and engineered from the fiber to finished garment to be the softest, most comfortable, mid-weight T-Shirt available. Using 100% ring spun cotton and preshrunk, these T’s are constructed with a cut-n-sew pattern exclusive to Magpul. This method of construction features a side seam that controls twisting and torque and is finished off with our own rib collar and custom neck tape.


  • 100% Ring Spun Cotton
  • Designed, Engineered, and Patterned by Magpul
  • Side Seam Cut-N-Sew construction
  • Printed in the USA
  • M.S.R.P. $23.95
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New Pulsar Core Thermals


(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – The most versatile thermal optic line on the market, Pulsar welcomes three new exciting models to the existing Core series. The Core FXQ38 (PL76453) and Core FXQ50 (PL76459) are 2-in-1 thermal units, designed to be used as either scanning monoculars or front riflescope attachments. Bridging the gap between top-notch optical performance and affordable thermal imaging, the Pulsar Core RXQ30V can be used as a thermal monocular or attached to a firearm as a thermal riflescope.

The Core FXQ38 and FXQ50 stay true to innovation, allowing operators to scan the field, identify targets, and then easily clip the unit on their daytime scope with its interchangeable eyepiece. Features such as noiseless shutter calibration, convenient external power supply and a lightweight waterproof design help Core FXQ devices set the standard for thermal imaging attachments. Both FXQ models boast a high-resolution 384×288 17µm sensor and 640×480 green sapphire AMOLED display. Core FXQ38 models can detect human-size targets at 1,475 yards, while the FXQ50 detects out to 1,970 yards.

While the Core RXQ30V thermal riflescope doubles as a monocular detects heat signatures up to 985 yards away, the richly contrasted, green sapphire AMOLED display prevents eye fatigue and delivers striking contrast. The Core RXQ30V is equipped with Pulsar’s popular Picture-in-Picture (PiP) function, which maintains a wide field-of-view while displaying a magnified window at the top of the display. This compact sight features 10 variable electronic reticle options and is easily sighted-in using one-shot zeroing with freeze function.

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FAA Expands Restricted Air Space for UAS Operations

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The use of UAS is expanding exponentially and some of our readers have begun to incorporate the use of UAS for tactical operations training or aerial filming of training sessions. You need to be aware of your airspace at any AGL.

Effective April 14, flights up to 400 feet within the lateral boundaries of 133 military facilities will be restricted. This decision was made in conjunction by the FAA and the U.S. Defense Dept. Operators who violate the new restrictions may be subject to civil penalties, criminal charges or other enforcement action.

“There are only a few exceptions that permit drone flights within these restrictions,” said the FAA, “and they must be coordinated with the individual facility and/or the FAA.”

The Transportation Dept. and the FAA are currently evaluating options to implement a process to accept petitions to prohibit or restrict drone operations over critical infrastructure and other facilities. The FAA also said it is considering additional requests from federal security and intelligence agencies for restrictions.

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dB Foam Reduces Suppressor "noise" by up to 10 Decibels!

MKS Supply, Inc., Dayton, OH, April 2017 Inland Firearms, makers of the incredibly popular Inland series of M1 Carbines, offers up a suppressor foam that really works! Decibel Technologies, LLC is a subsidiary of Inland Manufacturing and dB Foam is marketed exclusively by MKS supply, LLC.

Now for the good stuff! Over the years, suppressors have been additionally muffled with the use of some “liquids.” The effect upon firing the gun is that the liquid became aerosolized and the particulates helped some to interfere with the gases and sometimes lowered the sound, but not reliably. But until now, an efficient and safe wet solution suppressor foam (already pre-aerosolized in the form of tough tiny bubbles) has not been commercially offered.

Many suppressors are pretty costly, so squirting water (little or no effect) or other liquids (some dangerous) into them is not a good idea.

dB Foam is a proprietary, low viscosity (thin), expanding water-soluble foam specifically formulated to do several things for all suppressors:

  • Enhance suppressor efficiency
  • Make the suppressor easier to clean
  • Help reduce internal heat
  • Lubricate metallic innards to help prevent corrosion
  • Help protect the muzzle, bore and action from particulates that may be blown back into a firearm with a suppressor attached.

A small (½ second or so) shot of dB Foam will expand to fill the dead space in most suppressors with tough, sound-absorbing bubbles that testing shows will last for more than a week.

Tests of dB Foam used Mil-spec equipment in 5.56 and .308 calibers, and subsonic .22LRs and 147-grain 9mm rounds were fired from several handguns and suppressor systems. Results showed that, on average, dB Foam lowered the sound over ten-shot strings by 3-5 decibels – and, more importantly, up to10 decibels for the first shot.

Follow user directions (basically, a quick squirt into the front of your suppressor), and the stuff works. It is that simple!


  • 16 oz. aerosol can: $29.95
  • 4 oz. aerosol can: $19.95             
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MasterPiece Arms’ Sponsored Shooter, Matt Brousseau, Takes First with MPA BA Chassis at Long Range Shooting Experience

Brousseau and the MPA BA Chassis beat out 118 of the world’s finest shooters to take top honors in Park City, Kentucky.

Matt Brousseau and his 1st place trophy

Comer, Ga. (April 2017) MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA BA Rifles, Chassis Systems, Defender Pistols and Carbines, Suppressors and MPAR Rifles, is proud to announce that its sponsored shooter, Matt Brousseau, using the MPA BA Chassis, took 1st place at the Long Range Shooting Experience, beating out 118 of the  best shooters in the country for top honors with a match score of 137.000. The match took place Mar. 25-26, 2017 at the Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park City, Kentucky.

“One of the things that gives me confidence going into these competitions is that I use what I believe to be the best products out there. For my chassis I choose MPA because I know with all the innovation in the design it can handle any stage I might encounter,” said Brousseau.

The Long Range Shooting Experience tests a shooters ability to accurately engage targets at extreme distances. The match features stages consisting of various shooting positions and target types and is a true test of a shooter and his equipment.

“Matt is a world class shooter and he knows guns. At MasterPiece Arms, we build our chassis with shooters like Matt in mind. We’re honored that with all of his experience he chose our chassis and was able to use it to shoot straight, take first and beat out the competition,” said Phil Cashin, president of MasterPiece Arms.

The MPA BA Chassis provides a world class chassis and v-bedding system that increases accuracy while adding tactical features to a rifle. It is the ideal platform to use for building a super precision rifle for long range competitions.

The v-bedding system is configured to allow for the ability to glass bed the action and straight section of the barrel, if desired. The MPA BA Chassis is machined on MPA’s CNC Horizontal Machining Centers to exacting tolerances from 6061 aluminum. The MPA produced buttstock includes an adjustable length of pull, recoil pad with height and cant adjustment, adjustable cheek riser and adjustable monopod.

Matt Brousseau and his MPA BA Chassis

The chassis is coated in Cerakote and is available in a variety of colors. The upper night vision bridge provides a seat for a Picatinny rail with a matching rail mounted to the bottom of the chassis. Both give the shooter plenty of rail space for a variety of enhancements.

The MPA BA SF Chassis comes with an A2 Pistol Grip, machined thumb notch, a handstop/barrier stop system (standard) and a built-in bubble level. User located side rails are available as an additional option. It also comes with a unique pocketing system that reduces weight and increases the structural integrity of the chassis.

For more information on MasterPiece Arms and their product line of pistols, rifles, carbines and suppressors, visit

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Brown Scheduled for Appearances with Streamlight at Upcoming Industry Shows

EAGLEVILLE, PA, April 6, 2017 – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting tools, renewed its sponsorship with Antron Brown, an American drag racer currently driving the Matco Tools Toyota for Don Schumacher Racing in the National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA’s) Top Fuel division.  Known for winning the Top Fuel world championship three times – in 2012, followed by back-to-back wins in 2015 and 2016 – Brown holds a total of 61 career event titles.

The first African-American to win a major U.S. auto-racing season championship, Brown was also recently named one of three hosts of Top Gear America, a new U.S. spinoff of the popular British television show, Top Gear. The series will premiere later this year on BBC America.

As part of Streamlight’s sponsorship of Brown, he will appear at the company’s booth at AAPEX in Las Vegas in Fall 2017, as well as make appearances at other major events to be announced.  Brown’s helmet and racing gear also sport the Streamlight logo.

“So many of our customers are drag racing fans, so we have renewed our sponsorship with Antron because of our long-time commitment to the automotive market,” said Streamlight Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Michael F. Dineen.  “Antron and his team regularly use Streamlight products in maintaining their vehicles, and we are very proud to have him represent our brand.”

“We are very excited and proud to be partners with Streamlight,” said Brown. “When I think of Streamlight, I think of trust and reliability.  When I’m going 330 miles per hour, I definitely want them in my corner.”

Brown raced in the NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycle division from 1998 to 2007, running his first three years with Vincent’s Team 23 Racing. Brown won 16 events in the motorcycle division, and had a best finish of 2nd in points in 2001 and 2006. In 2008 he switched to Top Fuel dragsters.

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Precision Delta Offers Performance Pro Ammunition

(Ruleville, MS) – Precision Delta, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of handgun reloading components and match ammunition, is proud to offer the Precision Delta Performance line (PDP Pro).
Precision Delta has been producing match winning ammunition for over 30 years. The PDP Pro ammunition is developed from the ground up to be the very best ammunition for your handgun, utilizing the best components available paired with a Precision Delta match grade bullet. Perfect for seasoned range-goers and competitive shooters alike, the PDP Pro line offers a high-quality, accurate round at an attractive price point.
“More than 10 national championships have been won utilizing our performance pro ammunition,” says Joseph Tranum of Precision Delta. “We are proud to offer shooters the most accurate, clean burning, and softest recoiling ammunition on the market.”
PDP Pro will first be available in calibers of 380 Auto, 9mm, and 38 Special. More calibers will soon follow, including 40 S&W, 10mm, 45 ACP, .223 Rem and 300 AAC BLK.

For more information on Precision Delta and the PDP Pro ammo line, visit

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Brownells Joins Agency Arms’ “Brotherhood” & Will Donate 5% of Sales to LE Charity

Brownells_AgencyBrotherhood_640x480%202_zpsfwilrtdxGRINNELL, Iowa (April 6, 2017) – Brownells is proud to announce it has been “Welcomed to the Brotherhood” by Agency Arms, and is now carrying a selection of Agency’s highly customized Glock® and Smith & Wesson® pistols.

To commemorate its adoption into the Agency Arms’ Brotherhood, Brownells will donate five percent of its Agency Arms pistol sales to the Brotherhood for the Fallen, a Chicago-based organization that helps the family of any police officer killed feloniously in the United States.

Brownells will make this five percent donation on any Agency Arms complete firearm sold from now through April 17, 2017.

Brownells is now carrying the following Agency Arms complete firearms:

“Agency Arms is certainly one of the most well recognized pistol custom shops out there,” said Pete Brownell, CEO of Brownells. “Their finished handguns are real works of art and we’re happy to offer them to our customers. We encourage customers to buy them now to help out a great law enforcement organization.”

“We are proud to partner with Brownells to make our builds available for purchase,” said Phil So, Agency Arms Director of Sales. “Brownells is not only a source for Agency Arms triggers, mag wells and barrels, but a leading source for gun parts, accessories and now complete firearms.”

To learn more about Brownells’ nearly 5,000 firearms online and their free shipping on each of them, visit

About Agency Arms

Agency Arms was created in January of 2015 and created by weapons operators themselves interested more in the functionality than the visual appeal. Agency Arms is a Veteran and LEO owned establishment that specializes in aftermarket weapon modifications. To learn more,

About Brotherhood for the Fallen

Brotherhood for the Fallen was established in March 2010. Our mission is to honorably attend the services of Fallen Officers across the United States & Canada who have made the ultimate sacrifice, giving his/her life during the performance of their duties, by providing safety for citizens. To learn more, visit

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Aimpoint Joins Forces with Tatiana Whitlock


b12765ae-c71c-4bba-9f55-3b96e04a7405Manassas, VA – April 5, 2017 – Aimpoint, the worldwide leader in reflex sight technology, is proud to announce their new brand ambassador Tatiana Whitlock. She is a nationally recognized firearms instructor, martial arts practitioner, and subject matter expert writer for many firearms related publications. Tatiana has a powerful presence and influential voice in the firearms education and defensive training industry. Mother of two, she is a proud member of the NRA and is heavily involved in the NRA New Energy program of the NRA Women’s Network.

“Aimpoint sights are ‘Always Ready’ and ‘Always On,’ and I can’t think of a better way to describe Tatiana,” said Andrea Cerwinske, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Aimpoint Inc. “She is an expert in so many different practices, a powerhouse in our industry.”

Tatiana is a firearms and defensive tactics instructor who enjoys working with men, women, and youth from all walks of life. She built her career around providing the proper tools, techniques, and knowledge to her clients in order be safe and confident in a world that sometimes isn’t. Not only does Tatiana teach all over the country, she also takes every opportunity to continue her own training with the best firearms and tactics instructors in the industry. She is a featured instructor on NRATV’s NRA Women, Tips & Tactics, and NRA New Energy, as well as Trigger Time TV and Panteao Productions.

“I am excited to join the Aimpoint team,” said Tatiana Whitlock. “Representing such high-quality optics and a company with exceptional service and corporate culture is a great honor. I look forward to introducing more students and firearm owners to the Aimpoint product line for hunting, personal defense, and range work.”

About Tatiana Whitlock

Tatiana’s journey into the world of firearms began six years ago after participating in her first shooting class, an NRA Women on Target clinic. She immediately left a career in plastics manufacturing & industrial design to pursue an immersive education in firearms with a focus on self and home defense. She is the Director of Training at Howell’s Gun Shop in Gray Maine, COO of GAT Marketing, and on the product design team at G-Code Holsters. Tatiana offers training programs across the country for beginner and intermediate level students looking to build a foundation of skills for home and self-defense.

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Walther PPS M2 Slimmer Than Just About Anything You Can Think Of

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Thermal Imaging on the Beat From FLIR



An affordable sixth-sense on the thin blue line

WILSONVILLE, Ore. (March 31, 2017) – It’s safe to say that every cop knows about thermal-imaging devices, more commonly known as Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR). It’s a magical technology that lets them see through darkness, fog, dust and even works in the daytime. Rank-and-file officers know that having a FLIR device available would dramatically change the way they work, making their job both easier and safer.

Many in law enforcement think they’ll never have FLIR in their squad car; they believe the technology is too costly to be sitting on the passenger seat next to the binoculars, clipboard and that DVD his wife wanted him to drop off. The SWAT guys and the helicopter units may have access to thermal imaging, but that guy or gal cruising slowly down the street at 4 a.m. looking for trouble will probably never be so lucky.

A FLIR Scout Series thermal imaging camera is affordable for individual officers and can make the job at the tip of the spear both safer and more efficient. Photo by Brent Wheat

That is, until now. Real street cops who make real street-cop salaries now have the ability to put FLIR with their gear and develop an entirely new sixth sense with which to monitor their beats and increase their situational awareness.

FLIR has been around since the 1960’s as classified military technology. Initially bulky, incredibly expensive and power-intensive, it eventually became more efficient, smaller, lighter, de-classified and today, much more affordable.

In fact, the least-expensive FLIR devices now rival the cost of the cheapest night vision devices (NVD). However, the difference in the two technologies is literally night and day.

NVD’s work by amplifying existing light and displaying the resulting image on a small screen. They work reasonably well, but NVD’s have several serious drawbacks: they don’t work from dawn to dusk or anywhere there is bright light, they can’t see through fog, smoke or dust and most significantly, if the target is motionless or camouflaged, an NVD simply becomes a pricey spotting scope.

Thermal imaging is significantly different. It has none of the drawbacks of NVD’s with the added benefit of painting a glowing picture of hidden suspects. This is a dealmaker and lifesaver when facing the choice between thermal imaging and NVD’s.

Using a monochrome setting on the affordable FLIR Scout TK, it was easy to quickly sweep a dark, moonless beach for suspicious people and objects. The large rectangle in the center of the image is a tent on the sand 100 yards away, which was invisible to the naked eye. Photo by Brent Wheat

Consider searching a huge, dark, windowless warehouse after a break-in. After securing the perimeter, an officer and backup have a couple of choices: turn on the lights (if they can find and operate the electrical panel), walk around waving their flashlights (giving away their positions and potentially drawing fire), or wait for somebody to arrive who has been issued an NVD (if such a person is even available).

After the interminable wait for an NVD, the officer learns that the goggles weren’t worth the trouble; he or she can only see as far as the weak integral illuminator can reach in the total darkness. Ironically, their flashlights are too bright and make the goggles equally useless.

Now, consider the same scenario if one of the officers had possessed a personally owned thermal-imaging device: After slipping through the door, he or she is instantly alerted to two glowing apparitions burrowed in among the pipes at the far end of the pitch-black building. Their friendly district K9, Officer Jaws, gets to say Hello.

FLIR is useful in countless similar situations. In the city, one can look down a dark alley and instantly see all the warm-blooded creatures – good and otherwise – glowing and clearly highlighted in any number of user-selectable color palettes.  For officers working in rural districts, people fleeing into woodlands or agricultural fields might as well be wearing a neon sign around their neck.

Are you sold yet? Of course, but there is still that little matter of cost since the daughter needs braces, the transmission in your wife’s car is making that funny noise again and you haven’t even sprung the idea about that new fishing boat. A thermal device is out of the question, right?

From 50 yards away in total darkness, a suspicious subject lurking inside a parking garage plainly stands out when viewed by FLIR’s sub-$600 Scout TK thermal imaging monocular. Photo by Brent Wheat

Actually, there are cost-effective thermal-imaging solutions that don’t require a cop to win the lottery. Some of the most popular and affordable devices on the market are the Scout Series of thermal imagers manufactured by industry leader, FLIR Systems, Inc. With a street price below $600, the Scout TK Pocket-Sized Thermal Vision Monocular is less expensive than many NVDs, while offering the expanded benefits and applications of thermal. They’re durable, too, so forget your worries about damage from fumbles or spills.

With the less-expensive units, you can’t expect the same imaging quality as a helicopter-borne FLIR unit. But for the price, the Scout TK offers enough resolution to detect man-sized objects at over 100 yards, depending on local conditions. Such units make it easy to determine if that indistinct lump slouching next to a dumpster is a bad guy or a trash bag.

Moving up the cost scale gets you higher resolution, which allows target identification at a longer range. FLIR’s popular LS-XR handheld thermal monoculars are designed for law enforcement, and offer resolutions up to 640×480 that can ID a human-sized target at over 1,200 yards, or a small vehicle from over 2 miles away. With street prices between $2,600 and $6,400 per unit, the cost might prove challenging for an individual officer, but is certainly within the purchasing power of even the smallest department or unit. As with any gear or gadget, it pays to shop around, as actual prices can vary significantly from one retailer to another.

FLIR also offers versatile options like the all-new Q14; it’s the lightest and smallest full-featured FLIR thermal monocular available. Featuring FLIR’s new compact, uncooled Boson core, a thermal resolution of 640×480, and a fixed 19mm lens, the versatile new handheld FLIR Q14 also offers multiple mounting options for helmets, goggles, and weapons. These highly adaptable, high-performance thermal-imaging units are expected to be available within the next few months and retail for under $2,000.

Not only can FLIR save an officer’s life, it can also save his or her job or reputation. All FLIR Scout Series, LS-XR and Q14 Thermal Vision Monoculars feature the ability to capture still images and video. IA or the DA, compelling video evidence is just an upload away.

Thermal imaging is one of those technologies that will eventually become a part of every cop’s life. Fortunately, we’ve reached the point where motivated front-line officers don’t have to wait for access to one of these life-saving devices. That’s great news for the good guys and gals on the thin blue line… and a nightmare for the two-legged predators who used to rule the night.

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Chromatra Introduces Existing NVGs to a World of Color at Border Security Expo 2017

Chromatra, innovators in night vision technologies, will be showing the ColorTAC CVA-14 Color Night Vision Adaptor at booth 741 during the 11th annual Border Security Expo in San Antonio, Texas

Beverly, Mass. (April 2017)Chromatra, LLC, the innovator behind the design and manufacture of real color capable night vision, will show their new product, the ColorTAC CVA-14, the affordable Clip-on technology that lets you see color through your existing PVS-14 night vision device at the Border Security Expo, April 11-12, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. 

The Border Security Expo, now in its 11th year, brings together high-level decision makers for border enforcement, surveillance, identification, biometric, communications, data sharing, and radiation detection from all around the world to discuss the most prevalent security topics and present the latest innovative solutions.

The ColorTAC CVA-14 easily clips on to any existing PVS-14 (product pictured may not represent final production version).

The ColorTAC technology , which made its official debut at the 2017 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada in January, has gained widespread attention in the law enforcement, federal and military departments for its unique ability to negate the main disadvantage of current night vision gear (NVG) technology. The “green glow,” monochromatic image denies the NVG viewer critical visual information: color. This missing information can be a liability or even potentially deadly. Without the vital information that seeing color can provide, law enforcement personnel may not be able to properly access the scene and make correct tactical decisions; military medics have difficulty telling blood from water, oil or other fluids, and thus may make mistakes in triage priorities; troops can have difficulty navigating terrain; and seeing color can reduce the fatigue and visual distortion green monochromatic night vision can cause.

Chromatra, LLC, established in 2014, is the first company to credibly develop the ColorTAC technology which  when used in conjunction with any of the over 1-million night vision devices already on the market today, provides the user with, simply, a color image at night. For those who rely on NVG’s to perform their mission, the ability to See What’s Missing can be the difference between life and death.

The ColorTAC unit operates in extreme environments, is easily deployable, lightweight, exceeds market battery life requirements and is affordable. The unit folds up quickly and compactly for storage or transportation and takes just seconds to attach to any existing PVS-14-green or white phosphor- the most common NVG device used by the military and major law enforcement agencies.

Truck as seen through traditional Night Vision Gear, result is “green glow.”

Truck, now visible as a Red Truck, seen through the addition of the CVA-14 ColorTAC adaptor.

For more information on Chromatra or the ColorTAC CVA-14, visit .

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Telos .357 Magnum Fragmenting Ammunition

Winder, GA, April, 2017, G2 ResearchNEW Telos high-efficiency controlled fragmenting ammunition is now available in .357 Magnum. Stopping an attack quickly is an understatement!

The Telos .357 magnum bullet is CNC manufactured from a pure copper slug to create a huge internally segmented hollow-point bullet that on impact separates in a controlled reaction that releases six segmented copper fragments that spread over five (5) inches!

These fragments spread out causing pain, increasing fight-stopping bleeding, and creating near-instant shock. At the same time, the base of the bullet continues to travel forward for additional penetration (as if needed!). This bullet is designed to stay inside the target where it releases all of its energy and reduces the danger of hitting innocent bystanders from a through and through shot.

Why reduced velocity?*

The use of this lightweight, individually CNC machined, 105-grain pure copper bullet is designed to function perfectly at 1,300 fps, thus reducing muzzle flash and especially reducing recoil, making follow up shots (if necessary) quick and controllable.

G2 Research has designed all of its handgun rounds not to penetrate body armor. Most conventional ammunition will not penetrate, either, but G2 Research specifically designed the Telos .357 round not to do so in order to protect those (mostly law enforcement) wearing body armor.


  • Caliber: .357 Magnum
  • Bullet weight: 105 grains
  • Velocity: 1,300+ FPS (Maximum effectiveness velocity)
  • MSRP: $29.99 box of 20 (What is a defender’s life worth?)

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Comp-Tac Victory Gear Offers Tougher Targets for Tougher Competition

Comp-Tac Victory Gear, LLC, Houston, TX, April 2017 – Comp-Tac Victory Gear, famous for its line of high-efficiency concealed carry and competition holsters is licensed by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) to produce the association’s new official targets.

IDPA competition is based on scoring high on cardboard silhouette targets and keeping shooting times as low as possible. For 2017, IDPA has changed its targets to foster tougher competition and greater precision in certain competition stages.

New IDPA target with tighter (and tougher) scoring ring head box

Until the end of 2016, IDPA targets had a 6-inch square atop their rectangular target called a head box. Shots anywhere in the head box counted as a hit and missing the entire head box on required match segments added 2.5 seconds per missed shot to the shooter’s score (not a good thing).

Starting in January 2017, a 4-inch diameter circle was added inside the head box.* Shots inside this circle count as a hit. Hitting the head box but missing the circle will now add one (1) second per miss. Missing the head box completely now adds a 5-second penalty per miss (really not a good thing).

Currently, ranges using the old targets are outlining a 4-inch circle on the head box with sharpies to follow the new rule; some even use a 4-inch hole cutter to mark (but not cut out) the 4-inch cardboard target area to keep the targets looking close to the real thing. Come September 2017, however, the new target stamped with the 4-inch head box circle will become mandatory and the field-expedient targets will be relegated to practice sessions only.

IDPA-licensed targets produced by Comp-Tac Victory Gear with the new stamped scoring ring in the head box are available in packages of 100, 500 and 1,000 and, as Comp-Tac GM Gordon Carrell explains, “they are shipped freight-added nationwide or can be picked up in person at the company location in Houston to save shipping costs.” 

Prices (F.O.B. Houston, Texas):

  • 100………$65.99
  • 500………$310.00
  • 1,000…….$560.00

Comp-Tac Victory Gear

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LaserLyte Laser Steel Tyme Kit

20170404_150247 There’s no shortage of imagination at LaserLyte, the folks who brought you portable, fun and effective laser training systems. In 2017 the company introduced a laser based trainer that provides the shooter with that pleasing and familiar ding of steel. The Laser Steel Tyme Kit is both portable and great fun. I’ll rephrase my last by calling it an absolute blast! You can read my upcoming review or just pick one up and enjoy the fun!


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The Bawidamann boys have been working on a new limited edition blade. They describe it as  Stabby, 90 degree, inline tip, offhand appendix carry sewing machine defensive dagger. Whew that was a mouthful.
Ben will be doing a special limited piece custom run of this knife. The list price for the custom version after pre-sale will be $345, but Custom pre-orders will be $285. A pretty sweet discount to help finance the run.
Pre-orders are non-refundable as purchase will be to pay for material, belts, hardware, etc.
Expected delivery dates of May 7th – May 15th 2017.

Limited Custom Run Pre-order details
Steel: .100 CPM S35VN
Finish: Custom cerakote
Handle Scales:IM Bawidamann Chunked Pattern Carbon Fiber (proprietary Carbon fiber composite)
Hardware: 316 stainless standoffs and Coated torx screws
Scabbard: comes out of the box with the Bawidamann Uberscabbard
Length: 8.125 inches

Top edge…Standard, but Unsharpened top edge available by request

More info/purchase: CLICK HERE:

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Pulsar Takes Aim at 2017 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits


image(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Pulsar is happy to announce participation at the upcoming NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia on April 27-30, 2017. Pulsar’s award-winning thermal and night vision optics will be on showcase, as well as their complete new lineup of Trail and Helion thermals. If plans to attend the NRA Annual Meetings are in your future, be sure to visit Pulsar at booth #2758 to learn more about the new world-class thermal and night vision technology taking the industry by imagestorm.

The 146th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits boasts 800+ exhibitors and is expected to be attended by over 80,000 patriots and firearm enthusiasts. The convention features a heavy schedule of seminars, workshops, special events and celebrity meet and greets! For additional information, please visit the NRA’s Annual Meetings website at

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Readers you are not going to believe this but it appears that armed anti-Trump demonstrators in Phoenix have marched on the at the Arizona State Capitol.

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Adam Painchaud Discussed Every Day Carry Options

SIG SAUER Academy Vice President, Adam Painchaud discusses every day carry (EDC) options and alternatives in this video.

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Birchwood Casey Chooses Source Outdoor Group for Media Planning and Creative

Birchwood Casey, makers of shooting targets, firearms cleaning and maintenance supplies, gun refinishing products and firearms cases, is pleased to announce that it has selected Source Outdoor Group, of Gainesville, Georgia, for media planning and creative work. A standard in the firearms industry since 1948, Birchwood Casey is a staple in almost every gun-owning household and is known for its innovative and handy products like the famous Shoot-N-C target line.

“Birchwood Casey has been a go-to brand for serious shooters since 1948, and we’ve seen a lot of changes over the years,” says Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Todd Binsfeld. “None of those changes compares to the explosion of information avenues like social media and the Internet. These days, you need someone who knows how to reach all audiences and appeal to different age groups, and that’s why we chose Source Outdoor Group. Our partnership with SOG will allow Birchwood Casey to reach firearms enthusiasts no matter where they get their information, and they’ll help ensure we have designs that appeal to shooters young or old.”

Source Outdoor Group specializes in public relations, marketing, communications, and media relations in the outdoors and firearms industry. With an impressive list of clients already, Source Outdoor Group knows how to define and communicate the brand message to the audience that matters most-the people who buy shooting sports products.

“We are fortunate to work with some of the biggest names in the outdoors industry, but I have to admit it was humbling to add Birchwood Casey to the Source Outdoor Group team,” said Aaron McCaleb, President/Owner of SOG. “I grew up watching my father use Birchwood Casey products, and it was only natural that I also looked to Birchwood Casey when shooting and caring for my own firearms. The Birchwood Casey name is legendary in the shooting industry, and it’s going to be our pleasure to help them grow and appeal to the next generation of shooters and hunters.”

For more information, please visit

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Ritter & Stark, Austrian Rifle-Maker, Announces SniperWeek Gold Sponsorship

The winners of the world’s most intense, practical and realistic sniper competition will take home two Ritter & Stark SX-1 MTR rifles.

The Ritter & Stark SX-1 MTR

Feistritz, Austria (March 2017) – Ritter & Stark GmbH, an Austrian-based firearms design and manufacturing company, announces its first U.S. sponsorship with a Gold Level sponsorship of SniperWeek 2017, to be held April 5 – 8, 2017 in the St. Petersburg – Clearwater, Florida area. Ritter & Stark will be providing two SX-1 MTR rifles as prizes for the winners of the Snipercraft Team Challenge, held at the Wyoming Antelope Club Range April 7 – 8, 2017 in Clearwater, Florida.

SniperWeek is a unique training event for police and military snipers. It combines two days of comprehensive classroom lectures and presentations with two days of intense, job-related range training and competition. SniperWeek is recognized as the largest and longest running police sniper training event of its kind worldwide.

The Snipercraft Challenge is not a contest or a world championship. It is a competitive sniper training event for police and military snipers. The Snipercraft Challenge is a unique course, designed by and for police snipers. Using actual sniper incidents as the model, each phase incorporates documented realism. The result is a practical series of intense live-fire exercises, set up to test fitness, equipment, teamwork, problem-solving, communication skills, ability to perform under a variety of stressors and marksmanship. Participation is open only to active, certified police SWAT team and military personnel.

The SX-1 MTR is precision rifle shooting perfected. The world’s top firearms engineers and designers have used the latest manufacturing processes and most technologically advanced materials to create the SX-1 MTR, a rifle that can be customized to fit the mission and the user, as well as delivering punishing performance, shot after accurate shot.

The SX-1 MTR can quickly and easily change calibers between a .308 Win, .300 Win Magnum and a .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. 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 and buttstocks

Ritter & Stark barrels are guaranteed to perform for at least 2,000 to 5,000 rounds, depending upon caliber, until any noticeable degradation in accuracy occurs. Every barrel is tested at the factory and can achieve 0.5 MOA with 3-round groups or better using factory match grade ammunition.

SX-1 MTR Specifications:

.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
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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Registration Now Open for NTOA Law Enforcement Legal Defense Symposium

Covering many use-of-force and legal issues in today’s law enforcement environment, the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Symposium will be held in Houston, Texas, on June 20 – 21, 2017.

Doylestown, Pa. (March 2017) – The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) is proud to announce registration is open for its Law Enforcement Legal Defense Symposium, to be held June 20 – 21, 2017 at the Hilton Houston North in Houston, Texas. The symposium will be co-hosted by the Houston Police Department and will

cover many use-of-force and legal issues in today’s law enforcement environment. This symposium is designed for police defense attorneys, officers, deputies, agents, supervisors, commanders, risk managers and anyone responsible for the oversight of law enforcement in legal challenges.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Law enforcement response to suicidal subjects, including the use of tactical teams.
  • Force dynamics and the facts about human behavior and analysis in use-of-force incidents.
  • Documentation recommendations.
  • Knock and announce considerations.
  • Tactical considerations.
  • Contemporary policy considerations.
  • Consent decrees.
  • Many other strategies and techniques to put your organization and personnel in a strong defensible position.

Nationally known police defense attorneys and use-of-force experts, including Jamie Borden, Eric Daigle, Norman Giles and William Helfand, will speak about their experiences in defending law enforcement. These speakers will discuss current case law, pitfalls to avoid and techniques that will assist in obtaining a positive outcome for your personnel, team and agency during litigation.

Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how case law impacts both training management and tactical operations. In addition, for those who would like to attend, a live demonstration of equipment and tactics used in incident resolution will be conducted by the Houston Police Department’s SWAT team.

Individual member cost is $269, team member cost is $289 and non-member cost is $299. To register, visit

Keep updated on the latest symposium announcements by following the NTOA onFacebook and Twitter.

For more information on the National Tactical Officers Association, or call 800-279-9127. Join the NTOA today and start receiving the benefits of better training and stay on top of the ever-changing and challenging world of law enforcement.

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Sightmark XT-3 Magnifier

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Designed specifically to improve close-range optic versatility, the new Sightmark XT-3 Magnifier adds lightning fast mid-range reach for faster, more accurate shot placement at extended ranges. The XT-3 Magnifier is compatible with Sightmark reflex and red dot sights, as well as Aimpoint® and EOTech® products, making it a perfect choice for any recreational, competition or duty AR-platform rifle.

Featuring a 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum tube and rubber armored housing, the shockproof, fog proof and IP67 waterproof-rated XT-3 provides durability you can trust. The XT-3’s flip-to-side mount allows rapid on-the-fly transitions from close- to mid-range targets. Ideal for target shooting, 3 gun competition or backwoods hunting, the XT-3 improves shooting comfort with a 3.5” eye relief.

For intense situations when only a perfect shot will do, the XT-3 Magnifier’s fully multi-coated glass improves brightness and resolution, translating to better target and point-of-impact recognition. External adjustments allow the reticle to align to the center of the magnifier field of view, helping the overall sight picture and clarity. The Sightmark XT-3 Magnifier includes a picatinny compatible, quick-detach, flip-to-side mount.

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Ritter & Stark GmbH, Austrian Rifle Maker, Exhibiting at LAAD Defence and Security

Ritter & Stark will exhibit the SX-1 Modular Tactical Rifle at Booth #J24 in Hall 4 at Riocentro – Exhibition and Convention Center in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, April 4-7, 2017.

Feistritz, Austria (March 2017)Ritter & Stark GmbH, an Austrian-based firearms design and manufacturing company, will exhibit the SX-1 Modular Tactical Rifle a at the 2017 LAAD Defence and Security exhibition. Ritter & Stark will be located at booth #J24 in Hall 4 at the Riocentro – Exhibition and Convention Center in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, April 4-7, 2017.

The LAAD Defence & Security exhibition is the largest and most important event of its kind in Latin America. The exhibition will have the newest defense technologies, equipment and services on display.

At Ritter & Stark, the world’s top firearms engineers and designers have used the latest manufacturing processes and most technologically advanced materials to create the SX-1 MTR precision rifle.


The SX-1 MTR can quickly and easily change calibers between a .308 Win, .300 Win Magnum and a .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. The patented caliber conversion system assures that the barrel is precisely positioned in the machined aluminum receiver, allowing for a SX-1 MTR greater area of contact, resulting in increased stability. The bolt also locks directly into the barrel breech which gives the rifles unprecedented accuracy. The rifles are compatible with AR-15 pistol grips and come with adjustable standard 2-stage Remington 700 compatible triggers, allowing the operator to customize the grip and trigger to his preference. The buttstock is also adjustable for height and angle of cheek piece, length of pull and recoil pad.

Inside Ritter & Stark’s state of the art facility

One of the secrets to Ritter & Stark’s accuracy is its unique barrel production. No other barrel maker in the world manufacturers their barrels like Ritter & Stark. The rifling is processed in a CNC-controlled electrochemical machine. This avoids the transmission of thermal effects and mechanical stress to the material. Furthermore, this process allows Ritter & Stark to produce barrels with unique uniformity and within tolerance zones that were not possible in serial production before.

Ritter & Stark barrels are guaranteed to perform for at least 2,000 to 5,000 rounds, depending upon caliber, until any noticeable degradation in accuracy occurs. Every barrel is tested at the factory and can achieve 0.5 MOA with 3-round groups or better using factory match grade ammunition.

Visit Ritter & Stark at LAAD and see its revolutionary rifle systems on display in booth #J24. 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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Fobus Holster Fits the New Smith and Wesson M&P, M2.0


Bensalem, Pa. (March 2017) – Fobus Holster expands its SWMP holster to fit the new Smith and Wesson M&P, M2.0 in 9MM, .40 and .45 calibers. It is available in paddle, belt and roto styles.

The Fobus SWMP, a high density injection molded polymer holster, is an Evolution Series holster which provides passive retention and an adjustment screw for customized retention based upon the user’s personal preference. Steel reinforced rivets secure the holster to your attachment of choice and further strengthen the overall integrity of the holster, ensuring years of reliable and trouble free use.

The SWMP paddle version includes a proprietary rubber insert on the back of the paddle designed to keep the holster from moving on the user while at the same time adding to the overall comfort of the holster. It is supremely comfortable 24/7 and effortless to put on and take off.

The SWMP Roto version allows for a 360 degree rotation and can be used with either the paddle or belt attachment. It ensures perfect cant rotation.

Additionally, the Smith & Wesson M&P, M2.0, 9MM and .40 magazines fit perfectly in the Fobus 6909ND double mag pouch and the M2.0 .45 magazine also fits very well in the Fobus 6945 double mag pouch. Both mag pouches are an Evolution Series and include an adjustment screw for the user to dial in the ideal magazine retention pressure.

All Fobus products are exceptionally comfortable, durable and come with a Lifetime Warranty. Both the SWMP holster and 6909/6945 mag pouches are offered at $38.99 (paddle and belt) and $42.99 (Roto) online at as well as from hundreds of major retailers, dealers and distributors located nationwide.

Learn more about the SWMP Evolution holster, and the rest of Fobus’ extensive selection of passive and active retention holsters and mag pouches on YouTube.

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LUCID Optics Adds Additional Web Domain

Lucid Optics(Wyoming) – LUCID Optics, manufacturer of the best value line of optics on the market, has recently added an additional website domain in order to best serve its customers.
In the past, LUCID has operated its website at Recently, LUCID acquired a new domain name at Now customers can visit either web address and see the exact same web content.
“This simplified web address will help streamline our brand and also make it easier for customers to find our site,” says Jamie Wilson of LUCID Optics.
LUCID will list the new domain name as the official LUCID Optics website, but the previous domain name will remain active and mirror the new one. This will ensure that customers can still easily find LUCID online and will avoid any downtime in transitioning to the new web domain.
To learn more and see the full lineup of LUCID Optics products, visit

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Link to mohoc website

link to

New firmware updates for your MOHOC cameras

Updates for both cameras are now available to improve performance and unlock new App features like customizing your WiFi name and password. Firmware is specifically designed for the MOHOC® and MOHOC® IR, so be sure to download the correct version for your camera model.

link to support

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DoubleStar Presents its Superlite Gas Block

Winchester, Ky. (March 2017) – DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles and pistols, proudly presents its Superlite Gas Block.

“If you are looking to for an option for same plane sights on a lightweight but durable gas block, this is it!” said Nick Collier, director of special operations for Doublestar.

The Superlite Gas Block is machined from rugged 6061 T6 aircraft aluminum and Type III hard coat anodized to match the finish of most AR style uppers. A distinguishing feature of the Superlite block is that the included 1913 Picatinny rail matches the height of any standard mil spec flattop upper receiver. This allows the use of any same-plane flip up front sight. No more searching for a gas block height sight, which are few and far between. The Superlite Block weighs in at just 2.4 oz. It features 5 set screws to ensure a secure fit to your barrel and prevent movement. This block is long enough to cover where the front sight pins may have been in the barrel to give your build a sleek look. 

MSRP of the Superlite Gas Block is $46.99. For more information on DoubleStar, visit

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White River’s NEW Limited Run 7-Inch Survival Knife

River Knife & Tool, Coopersville, MI, March 2017White River Knives and its Michigan manufacturing facility enjoys a well-deserved reputation for turning out near-custom knives at production prices. This family of knife makers uses only 100 percent American-made materials and labor and that includes the steels they use.

White River’s FireCraft line of survival knives (great for general purpose use, too) is currently made from S30V steel, an improved alloy with increased wear resistance (not “just” hardness, which is different). S30V alloy reduces abrasive wear, which means contact with materials that over time can abrade the blade’s fine edge such as whittling, cutting, etc. of various materials and exposure to dirt, sand, grit, bone and other elements that can erode a knife’s edge and are problematic in survival situations.

Blade marked 3V special run FireCraft 7-inch survival knife

Impact abrasion wear (from chopping) is also reduced significantly by using S30V alloy steel. What you get is a survival knife with excellent fine-edge endurance and effectiveness.

These fine detail differences in various steels make a difference in how a knife performs. Years ago, 440C was all the rage and worked very well when used in thin steels such as flexible fillet knives and surgical instruments, where no corrosion can be tolerated. However, when used in thicker profiles such as hunting knives, hatchets, and heavy-profile “military” or “survival knives,” S30V is a far superior steel.

Today’s alloys are the result of advanced chemical engineering and heat treating techniques that make a difference depending on the steel’s intended use – and that brings us to White River’s newest steel offering: 3V. Most of us mere humans cannot tell the difference between S30V and 3V steels, but here it is: 3V has 0.65 percent less carbon than S30V, 0.7 percent less molybdenum, and 1.25 percent less vanadium, which while at super-fine chemistry levels increases impact abrasion resistance (not actual breaking or chipping but actual abrasion) to hard chopping.

While this is really splitting hairs (pun intended), some folks who are seriously into knife technology asked White River to make a special run of the 7-inch FireCraft knives in 3V steel. Their reasoning (and it is correct at the super-expert level) is that the 7-inch knife FireCraft is large enough to be used for heavier chopping than the 5- and 6-inch models of the same knife, so the added abrasion resistance is worth the small trade-off in slicing efficiency.

White River agreed to the request of these technically inclined customers and is now making a limited run of 3V marked-knives in the 7-inch length. When available, these knives can be found in the Custom Shop section of the White River website

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SilencerCo’s $200 Tax Rebate Program has helped thousands of customers save money.  Because of the program’s success, the company has decided to extend it until June 30, 2017.




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The Interactive Pistol Training System

The Future of Intelligent Pistol Training System is here!

March 28, 2017 – Northridge, Calif. – Created to be the last word in rugged, electronic pistol training aids, the Interactive Pistol Training System, or iPTS is a multi-sensor platform built by Teksilon LLC that integrates the iPTS 1700 Training pistol, iPTS Target and iPTS App into a complete training regimen. The iPTS 1700 Pistol uses proprietary sensor fusion technology that measure the movement of the pistol before, during and after each trigger pull to accurately place each shot on to the iPTS Target, and records and displays that information using the iPTS App.

“The pistol goes beyond anything else out there on the market today,” Kevin Creighton, iPTS Product Manager commented. “We wanted to build something that doesn’t just put a laser dot on a wall, we built something that guides the user to improve their accuracy, safety and pistol-handling skills. By using the iPTS 1700 Pistol together with iPTS Target and App, backers can get the benefits of a firearms trainer guiding their safety and accuracy training, without the costs of the trainer, range fees and ammo.”
The Interactive Pistol Training System is launching on
Indiegogo on April 15th. Backers will receive the iPTS1700 kit, which includes the iPTS Pistol, two interchangeable magazines, an iPTS Target with reversible target insert, AC adapter/charger, USB cable and quick-start user guide. Early Bird backers will receive a substantial discount from the $599 MSRP of the complete iPTS kit. See the
iPTS in action on
YouTube. For more information, visit

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Crimson Trace announced a new member to the company’s Laserguard family, the LG-443G, for the Glock 43 pistol, during SHOT SHOW 2017 in Las Vegas. In April, I will be reviewing the company’s kit version, a brilliant piece of marketing that includes a CTC branded Blade Tech Klipt, IWB holster. A great offering that Glock 43 owners will love!

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