Federal Introduces Hydra-Shok Deep in 380 Auto that Delivers the Industry’s Best Penetration Depths

ANOKA, Minnesota – January 14, 2020 – The newest addition to Federal’s Hydra-Shok Deep lineup is the industry’s first expanding 380 Auto to consistently meet FBI protocol recommendations for penetration (12 inches minimum) through bare gel and through heavy clothing.
This new product will be on display in Booth No. 14551 at the 2020 SHOT Show, January 21-24 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. New Federal Premium Hydra-Shok Deep 380 Auto is scheduled to ship in the Spring of 2020.
In the past three years, Federal Premium’s new Hydra-Shok Deep ammunition product line has been greatly recognized by its customers—and the industry—for its improved penetration and superior reliability. This has been most recently proven by it winning a 2019 NRA Golden Bullseye Award for “Ammo of the Year” by Shooting Illustrated magazine.
In response to the growing popularity of ultra-compact handguns by citizens of all ages, genders and demographics—particularly among shooters looking for a downsized yet effective defender— Federal Premium has expanded its award-wining Hydra-Shok Deep lineup with a new 99-grain 380 Auto load. This new offering is tailor-made for arming compact, concealed-carry “pocket pistols” or “micro guns” with an expanding, yet deepest-penetrating round. The new Hydra-Shok Deep 380 Auto even exceeds the FBI protocol performance measures of 12 inches minimum through both the bare gel and heavy clothing tests. These are achievements the industry has never seen before in the 380 Auto cartridge.
“FBI protocol incudes a series of rigorous scenarios. Bullets are shot through materials such as 10-percent ordinance gelatin, laminated automotive safety glass, plywood, wallboard and heavy clothing specified by the FBI,” said Federal Handgun Ammunition Product Manager Chris Laack. “While our larger caliber ammunition is designed to meet and exceed these requirements, the smaller 380 Auto is designed to offer the best possible blend of performance in a compact handgun platform.”
Testing done by Federal ammunition engineers in their Anoka, Minnesota facilities showed typical results of 13 to 13 ½ inches of penetration in bare gel and 13 ¼ to 14 inches through heavy clothing. Test gun barrel lengths were from common, compact handguns ranging from 2 ¾ to 3 ½ inches. The bullet and load are also fine-tuned to ensure delivery of consistent performance across all handgun platforms, including ones with longer barrels, to stay within that 13- to 14-inch goal range.
Hydra-Shok Deep has quickly become a favorite of those who rely on ammunition to protect themselves and their families. The product lineup now consists of four loads with the new 380 Auto 99-grain being the latest. Also available are 9mm Luger 135-grain, 40 S&W 165-grain and 45 Auto 210-grain. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices range from $25.95 to $33.95 from 20-count boxes.
Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit http://www.federalpremium.com.

Posted in Ammunition, SHOT SHOW 2020 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

SIG SAUER 2020 Product Catalog Now Available


2020 Product Catalog

Our 2020 Product Catalog is now available to view online!

The SIG SAUER 2020 Product Catalog is a comprehensive review of all SIG SAUER pistols, rifles, ammunition, electro-optics, suppressors, airguns, accessories, and the SIG SAUER Academy including new product releases for 2020.



Posted in SHOT SHOW 2020 | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Viridian® Invites Law Enforcement Personnel to Test Gun Cameras in Las Vegas

Viridian's FACT WMC

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – January 14, 2020 – Viridian Weapon Technologies will be exhibiting the FACT Duty Weapon-Mounted Camera (WMC) at the 2020 Las Vegas Metro Police Department Range Day held on Monday, January 20 in Las Vegas. In 2019, over 800 police and military attended the event to learn about the latest gun accessories for law enforcement and shoot firearms from leading manufacturers. Attendees this year are invited to stop by to speak with Viridian representatives about the recording device that continues to gain major media attention and make a significant impact in departments nationwide.
“This is our second year exhibiting at the Las Vegas Metro demo day, and we’re eager to demonstrate the importance of Viridian gun cameras in modern policing,” said Viridian President Brian Hedeen. “More than 500 agencies are in the process of testing or deploying the WMC—including the Nye County Sheriff’s Office in Nevada—and we look forward to talking to attendees this year about the WMC’s unique benefits.”
Event Details
Admission to the event is free for all active and retired fire department, EMS, military and law enforcement personnel. Credentials are required for entry, and one guest (at least 18 years old) will be permitted. The range event is located at LVMPD Range at 7600 E. Carey Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89156. Gates open at 9 a.m.
The highly advanced FACT Duty WMC employs a 1080p full-HD digital camera with a microphone and 500 lumen tactical light. This distinctive weapon-mounted camera provides a clear view of critical use-of-force events from the end of the firearm, addressing limitations officers can face with body cameras. Viridian’s proprietary INSTANT-ON® technology automatically activates the camera and microphone whenever the officer draws the firearm from its holster. Not only does this eliminate risk of failure to manually turn on the camera during a critical event, it also keeps the officer from fumbling with cumbersome equipment. Body and dash cameras were not designed to capture officer-involved shootings. However, Viridian WMCs were designed specifically for use-of-force incidents when the officer’s gun is drawn.
More information on FACT Duty WMCs and other Viridian sighting solutions can be found

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

Posted in Accessories, SHOT SHOW 2020 | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Hatsan adds to its light-weight affordable PCP rifles: The FlashPup Synthetic QE

Bentonville, AR (January 14, 2020) – Hot on the heels of Hatsan’s recent introduction of the light-weight affordable PCP rifles is the FlashPup Synthetic QE.  Modeled after the original FlashPup, the FlashPup SYN features a durable, light-weight, all-weather synthetic polymer stock. This compact bullpup rifle weighs in at just over 6 pounds, and it is only 32 inches long but packs up to 40 ft-lb of energy-generating wallop. The enhanced side cocking lever makes cycling the rifle easier than traditional bolt-action style guns. Two self-indexing S/Roto-Index magazines are included, along with a clip-in single-shot tray that caters to more precision shooting tactics.

The FlashPup SYN features a comfortable rubber buttpad that is adjustable for both elevation and fit angle. Coupled with the elevation adjustable cheek rest, it is easy to achieve jut the right fit and sight alignment. The Quattro adjustable trigger assembly is a match-grade 2-stage adjustable design that allows it to be set to each user’s preference. The stock’s forend features an integrated Picatinny accessory rail for added customization. A combination scope rail runs atop the barrel and is machined to accept both Picatinny and 11mm dovetail optics mounts. Hatsan’s patented QuietEnergy fully shrouded barrel reduces sound output by up to 50%, making this an ideal woods-stalking or backyard plinking airgun.

FlashPup SYN QE Features:

  • Bullpup design, manual loading, pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) air rifle
  • Available in .177, .22, and .25 caliber
  • QuietEnergy fully shrouded barrel with an integrated sound moderator – approximately 50% quieter
  • Precision rifled and choked steel barrel
  • Detachable, caliber-specific, multi-shot, spring rotary magazine
  • Corrosion-resistant black anodized aluminum receiver
  • Combination Picatinny and 11mm dovetail rail accepts a wide range of optics mounts
  • All-weather, ergonomic, advanced polymer synthetic bullpup stock
  • Textured grip surfaces for better control and feel
  • Elevation and fit angle adjustable rubber butt pad
  • Fixed 165cc air cylinder
  • Built-in pressure gauge to monitor cylinder pressure
  • Patented anti-knock system prevents gas wastage when the gun is knocked or bounced
  • Quattro Trigger: 2-stage fully adjustable match trigger for trigger travel and load
  • Manual safety switch
  • MSRP:  $419.99

FlashPup SYN QE Specifications:

.177 Caliber:

  • Max Velocity:  1250 FPS
  • Max Energy:  29 Ft-lb
  • Number of Shots:  28-35
  • Magazine Capacity:  14

.22 Caliber:

  • Max Velocity:  1120 FPS
  • Max Energy:  38 Ft-lb
  • Number of Shots:  24-30
  • Magazine Capacity:  12

.25 Caliber:

  • Max Velocity:  900 FPS
  • Max Energy:  40 Ft-lb
  • Number of Shots:  20-25
  • Magazine Capacity:  10
  • Air Cylinder Volume:  165cc
  • Fill Pressure:  200 BAR (2900 PSI)
  • Overall Length:  32″
  • Barrel Length:  17.7″
  • Weight:  6.2 lbs

Posted in Airsoft, SHOT SHOW 2020 | Tagged , | Leave a comment

World’s Most Extensive Firearms Guide Anniversary

Los Angeles, CA, Impressum Media, Jan 2020 –The 10th edition of the Firearms Guide www.firermsguide.com presents75,000 antique and modern firearms and ammunition types from 1,200 manufacturers and 55 countries!

Easily searchable with 14 search criteria Firearms Guide is largest & fastest gun reference guide that presents antique and modern handguns, shotguns, rifles, military firearms, black powder guns, air guns and ammunition.

The Firearm Guide contains13,000 printableschematics, blueprints, and complete antique gun manuals but also has gun values based off of the 100% – 30% condition ratings for over 75,000 guns.

Firearms Guide is available as online resource at www.FirearmsGuide.comand on superfast USB Flash Drive (for PC & Mac) that you can carry on your keychain. Flash Drive Edition runs without any installation directly from Flash Drive and Online Edition you can access from any device, any location, any time.

The Firearms Guide saves time. For example if you Google search: pistol, 9mm Luger, made in the U.S. you will bring up about 54,000 websites to which you must then plod through. The same search in the Firearms Guide will bring up 375 relevant pistols that are presented with prices, 100% – 30% gun values, tech specs, features and hi-res images. Then you can find and print out schematics and manuals for those pistols. 


$29.95 for Online Edition at FirearmsGuide.com or $59.95 for Online & Flash Drive Combo with free shipping and free updates.

For more information directly contact the firearms guide at www.firearmsguide.com

Posted in SHOT SHOW 2020 | Tagged | Leave a comment

SIG SAUER Makes Strategic Push Into Hunting, with Expanded Presence at SHOT 2020 with SIG Hunting Booth


NEWINGTON, N.H., (January 13, 2020) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce further expansion into the hunting category with #SIGHunting, to include a 2020 product line-up geared towards hunters, an expanded presence at SHOT Show 2020, and a preview of what’s to come from #SIGHunting with an exciting new video released today.


“This year SIG SAUER is making a focused push into the hunting category with several exciting new product announcements specifically geared towards hunters.  This also includes the introduction of the SIG Hunting experience and lifestyle which will officially kick-off at SHOT with the expansion of our exhibition footprint,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc.  “The addition of the SIG Hunting booth will showcase our complete line-up of SIG SAUER products for hunting across our product lines. The look and feel of the booth is rustic, in contrast to the sleekness of the SIG main booth, and will prominently showcase the new CROSS Rifle – the first SIG SAUER precision bolt-action hunting rifle manufactured in the U.S.A., which is already in high-demand.”

The SIG Hunting Booth (#12532) is directly adjacent to the SIG SAUER Main Booth (#12240) at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Product on display in the new SIG Hunting Booth will be the complete line-up of SIG Hunting products including the CROSS Rifle, SIG SAUER Electro-Optics Ballistic Data Xchange (BDX) Rangefinders and Riflescopes, WHISKEY Riflescopes, KILO Rangefinders, SIERRA6 Riflescopes, and SIG SAUER Ammunition Elite Hunter Tipped, SIG Fury, Elite Copper Hunting, and Varmint Predator Hunting Ammunitions.   

SHOT Show 2020 is January 21-24, 2020 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, NV.

View the full #SIGHunting video at sigsauer.com/hunting.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is  a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 150 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. Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER has almost 2,000 employees across eight locations. For more information about the company and product line visit:sigsauer.com.



Posted in SHOT SHOW 2020 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Federal Launches New Terminal Ascent All-Range Hunting Ammunition

ANOKA, Minnesota – January 13, 2020 – Federal, the world’s largest sporting ammunition manufacturer is introducing its all-new Terminal Ascent—the best hunting bullet ever built within the 98-year history of the company. This new line of all-range ammunition will be on display in Booth No. 14551 at the 2019 SHOT Show, January 21-24 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“The new Terminal Ascent blends the features of top match-style bullet designs with the industry’s best bonding technology and components to deliver any-range accuracy and reliable expansion even at low velocities,” said Federal Centerfire and Handgun Ammunition Product Director Mike Holm. “This outstanding bullet design provides high weight retention, deep penetration and lethal terminal performance, both up close and at extreme distances.”
Terminal Ascent features several key elements that make up its superior overall design.
First is the solid-shanked and bonded bullet construction. A bonded bullet has a lead core bonded to the copper jacket around that core. Its solid copper shank and bonded lead core retain weight for deep penetration and energy dump, delivering extremely effective wound channels and terminal performance, even at velocities as low as 1,400 fps—speeds typically seen 1,200 yards downrange in the 200-grain 30-caliber loads.
Second is the AccuChannel grooving. Like many of the most versatile bullets, Terminal Ascent features grooving along the shank to improve accuracy across a range of rifles, while decreasing barrel wear and fouling. However, unlike conventional grooving, the AccuChannel’s highly technical shape accomplishes these goals with only a minimal increase in drag. Both the number and location of grooves are tailored to specific caliber. No other bullet has this grooving technology.
Third is the Slipstream heat-resistant polymer tip. The Slipstream Tip features patent-pending hollow-core technology. A small cavity runs the length of the shank all the way up to just below the point itself. That point breaks free upon impact, allowing fluid to enter the hollow core, where it generates pressure and easy expansion, even at low velocities. The Slipstream Tip’s hollow core sets it apart from all other polymer tips on the market—but it’s also unique in its high resistance to the elevated temperatures a bullet experiences during flight. It is superior to all other options.
In addition to the AccuChannel and Slipstream Tip, Federal engineers incorporated other important features to boost ballistic coefficient (BC), delivering flat trajectories and less wind drift.
Finally, Terminal Ascent also features high-end nickel plating that is corrosion-resistant, to give the cartridge an outstanding appearance with smooth operation. And the use of clean-burning propellant and an ultra-reliable, sealed primer—as well as its neon electric-blue polymer tip—produces a sleek-looking, high-performance cartridge that’s sure to impress.
“The result of all these design elements is both close-range (higher velocity) and long-range (lower velocity) terminal performance with both accuracy and reliability, plus great looks,” said Holm. “In a marketplace filled with competitor loads that make tradeoffs—sacrificing short-range terminal performance for long-range expansion, or toughness for accuracy—Terminal Ascent does it all and stands alone.”
The new line of ammunition will be initially launched in 11 cartridge options which includes: 6.5 PRC, 280 Ackley Improved, and 28 Nosler. Federal also offers its Premium Terminal Ascent as components for handloaders.
Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit http://www.federalpremium.com.

Posted in Ammunition, SHOT SHOW 2020 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Epsilor to Launch New Lithium Iron Phosphate 6T Battery at IAV 2020


Epsilor’s Li-Ion 6T Battery in Evaluation by 10 Military and Defense Customers

The New Lithium Iron Phosphate 6T Battery offers an extremely high life cycle and improved safety characteristics. The new battery contains approximately 35 percent more energy than its closest competitor. The battery also offers more than 3,000 charges and discharge cycles in a typical operational profile, enabling it to operate for approximately ten years with no need for maintenance or replacement.
Our 6T batteries, which offer the highest energy density in the industry, will be presented at Booth A5 alongside other solutions for armored vehicles.

Epsilor to Launch New Lithium Iron Phosphate 6T Battery at IAV 2020

Posted in Power | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

RAFAEL releases new video footage from SPIKE SR Weapon system demo



January 13, 2020 – In a recent series of tests in the Negev Desert in southern Israel, RAFAEL demonstrated the SPIKE SR (Short Range) Precision guided missile, proving its unique lethal capability.

SPIKE SR is an electro-optical guided missile designed for shoulder launch by infantry. It is the smallest and lightest variant of the SPIKE Missile family, weighing only 10kg, in use today by several nations, including within NATO.

The entire SPIKE Family is now operational in 34 nations, with more than 33,000 rounds produced and supplied, and as many as 45 different platforms integrated, including attack helicopters, ground vehicles, marine vessels and more.

SPIKE SR was designed for the maneuvering forces, allowing standoff engagement ranges of 2000 meters, formerly covered only by heavier ATGM‘s. Designed as a portable, fully disposable munition the SPIKE SR carries a powerful High Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) warhead, joined with a frontal precursor for clearing of ERA (Explosive Reactive Armor) tiles

During the demonstration, operators hit targets located 2000 meters away, presenting both a great standoff range to enhance the survivability of maneuvering infantry, as well as lethality, with impressive armor penetration results.

Mr. Gal Papier, director of marketing and business development at Rafael’s Precision Tactical Weapon Systems directorate: “We are very proud of this small missile, which proved to be as lethal as other large caliber missiles, with great agility for the warfighter due to its light weight, as well as its ability to act rapidly within six seconds from cold start, engaging fast moving targets, highly-demanded capabilities in today’s warfare”.

Posted in Weapon systems | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Hatsan Offers an Easy-To-Use Youth Model for 2020


Bentonville, AR (January 13, 2020) – The Hatsan brand is well known amongst airgun enthusiasts who value maximum power output, so it may be somewhat of a surprise that the company offers a low-powered, easy-to-use youth model. The new Hatsan Alpha youth rifle is a traditional break-barrel air rifle that incorporates the same design elements and features as its full-sized counterparts.

The Alpha’s stock is more compact and lighter weight, making it easy for smaller-framed individuals to handle. The advanced polymer shrouded steel barrel is lightweight, yet durable, and features Hatsan’s integrated QuietEnergy sound-reducing moderator. The airgun is equipped with adjustable TruGlo fiber optic front and rear sights for easy target acquisition. An advanced polymer optics rail features a built-in scope stop and will accept either 11mm dovetail or 22mm Weaver optics mounts. The rifle is easy to handle and operate and will fire a .177 caliber lead pellet at 495 feet-per-second. Hatsan’s Alpha is a great airgun for youngsters to enjoy while learning the skills of airgun shooting.

Alpha Features:

  • Lightweight, easy cocking break barrel air rifle
  • Designed for smaller, younger shooters
  • Single-shot break barrel action
  • Available in .177 caliber
  • Ambidextrous, durable synthetic stock
  • Synthetic QuietEnergy shrouded barrel provides noise reduction and easier cocking effort
  • Checkering on the grip and forend offer better control and feel
  • Soft rubber buttpad absorbs recoil and enhances comfort
  • Combination advanced polymer optics rail accepts both 11mm dovetail and 22mm Weaver mounts
  • Precision rifled steel barrel for accuracy
  • Micro-adjustable rear sight with TruGlo fiber optics
  • Windage adjustable front sight with TruGlo fiber optic
  • Anti-bear-trap safety
  • Manual & automatic cocking safety that engages each time the gun is cocked

Alpha Specifications:

  • .177 Caliber
  • Max Velocity (lead-free pellet): 600 FPS
  • Max Velocity (lead pellet): 495 FPS
  • Max Energy: 4.5 Ft-lb
  • Advanced polymer synthetic stock with Monte Carlo cheek rest
  • Overall length: 43.7″
  • Barrel Length: 16.5″
  • Weight: 6.6 lbs
  • MSRP: $99.99

Posted in Airsoft, SHOT SHOW 2020 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Otis Announces SHOT Show 2020 Booth Events


Lyons Falls, NY: Otis is excited to announce its attendance at the 2020 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor (SHOT) show in Las Vegas on January 21st – 24th.  The Otis booth can be found in the same location as prior years, at booth number 14216.
Attendees are encouraged to stop by the booth and learn about not only Otis Technology’s gun cleaning supplies and accessories but also its other brands as well – Shooter’s Choice and DRD Tactical.  Shooter’s Choice was acquired by Otis in 2018 and features a line of cleaners, lubricants, protectants and all-in-one CLPs.  DRD Tactical was acquired by Otis in October 2019 and focuses on patented quick take down rifles – most notably the PARATUS®, APTUS® and KIVAARI® rifles.
Buyers are encouraged to stop by the booth and learn about new product offerings as well as place reorders to stock their shelves.  New and existing dealers are eligible to take advantage of the show special.  By placing a qualifying order, dealers will play a game of Plinko for a chance to receive up to 25% off their order of Otis and Shooter’s Choice products.  Qualifying orders placed at the show will also receive free standard shipping.
DRD Tactical boasts a limited edition rifle, available only for preorder at SHOT Show.  The APTUS® will come standard with two barrels – 5.56mm and .300BLK and feature the patented quick barrel change system.  The rifle comes in freedom finish – a red, white & blue American flag cerakote and breaks down and packs neatly in the included compact hard case.  Dealers can preorder this limited edition rifle at SHOT Show and delivery will begin in July 2020.  In addition, any dealers that place a qualifying order of DRD Tactical products automatically receive 25% off their Otis & Shooter’s Choice orders placed at the show.
On Wednesday, stop by the booth for a beer and light snacks.  Happy Hour will take place Wednesday afternoon from 4:00pm – 5:30pm.   The Otis staff looks forward to meeting and chatting with show attendees about the company and its products.
Otis Technology is known for manufacturing the most advanced gun cleaning systems and accessories available.  The superior Breech-to-Muzzle® design combined with unmatched quality has positioned Otis as the gun care system of choice with the US Military.  Otis Technology is SMART GUN CARE.

Posted in Cleaning Systems, SHOT SHOW 2020 | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Auto-Ordnance Introduces the Revolution 1911


(Greeley, PA) – Thompson Auto-Ordnance, maker of the famous “Tommy Gun” and other classic firearms throughout history, is proud to introduce the custom Revolution 1911 pistol.
In honor of the American Revolution and our nation’s Founding Fathers, Auto-Ordnance presents “The Revolution” custom 1911. Each pistol is engraved with historical artwork paying tribute to the brave men who lead our nation during its struggle for independence. On the right side of the slide is engraved the “Betsy Ross” American Flag, followed by five honored Founding Fathers with their signatures: Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, George Washington, John Hancock and Paul Revere. Next is engraved a depiction of the Boston Tea Party. On the left side of the slide are engraved the Gadsden Flag, a depiction of Paul Revere riding to George Washington, and the quote
“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” set before a cannon.
The Revolution 1911 comes with solid copper grips, with an eagle and the Declaration of Independence on the left panel, and the Liberty Bell on the right panel. The finish is a distressed Cerakote Midnight Blue, covered with Matte Clear. This guns starts as an Auto-Ordnance GI Model 1911, made entirely in the United States. It features a 5” barrel, GI sights, and is chambered in .45 ACP. One seven round magazine is included. The Revolution 1911 (1911BKOC7) has an MSRP of $1277 is now shipping. Contact your local firearms dealer to order.
Kahr Firearms Group partners with Outlaw Ordnance on the design and promotion of custom firearm projects. Outlaw Ordnance is based in West Monroe, Louisiana. A dynamically growing company, Outlaw Ordnance is changing the firearm industry through custom design and innovation. Check out their Instagram Channels to see what else is new.
For more information about Kahr Firearms Group products visit www.kahr.com, www.magnumresearch.com, www.auto-ordnance.com or visit the custom sites at
www.customdeserteagle.com, www.customrimfirerifle.com or www.custombfrrevolver.com.

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



Posted in pistols, SHOT SHOW 2020 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment



Lyons Falls, NY: DRD Tactical, innovators of quick take down rifles, is excited to announce its participation at the 2020 SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range.  Industry Day takes place on Monday, January 20, 2020 at Boulder Rifle Pistol Club.

DRD Tactical will be located at shooting bay 41.  Buyers and media personnel will have an opportunity to try a select assortment of DRD Tactical rifles including the KIVAARI®, APTUS® and PARATUS®.

The KIVAARI® is a long distance rifle chambered in .338 Lapua and is known for its patented quick take down technology – allowing the user to assemble, or disassemble, the rifle in 60 seconds.  The PARATUS® and APTUS® also incorporate this technology as well as feature a patented internal recoil system which allows the firearms to be fired when the stock is folded.

All DRD Tactical rifles are known for their ability to carry discreetly.  They come in the customer’s choice of a tactical backpack or hardstyle case on wheels.  Each rifle is also available in black or DRD’s unique battleworn finish.  The KIVAARI® is also available in FDE.
If unable to attend Industry Day, SHOT Show attendees can stop by the Otis Technology booth, #14216, to see their current line up as well as new offerings.

DRD Tactical has spent the last ten years designing and innovating take down rifles utilizing several unique technologies.  The patented quick barrel change technology allows the operator to quickly assemble their rifle in as little as 60 seconds and some rifles can be fired with the stock folded utilizing a patented internal buffer system.  DRD Tactical rifles are proudly made in the USA.  DRD Tactical – Discreet. Reliable. Precise.

Posted in Cleaning Systems, SHOT SHOW 2020 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

GLOCK is Awarded Pistol Contract by the French Army


SMYRNA, Ga. – January 10, 2020 GLOCK GMBH is proud to announce their recent success, as a result of a contract awarded by the French Armament General Directorate (Direction générale de l’armement – DGA) to re-equip the entire French Army with its new G17 Gen5 and multiple accessories, as their new standard handgun.

For the full story, check out the newsletter here.

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 2020, GLOCK celebrates its 34th 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.

Posted in pistols, SHOT SHOW 2020 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ballistic Magazine Rates the CZ-USA P-10 as the Best Compact Semi-Auto of 2019!

Kansas City, KS (January 9, 2019) – CZ-USA is honored to announce that Ballistic Magazine has awarded CZ-USA’s P-10 S Optics-Ready pistol the publication’s “Best Compact Semi-Auto Pistol” for 2019.

The CZ P-10 S was put to the test against nine other semi-autos, and when all the factors had been judged and rated-from ergonomics to accuracy, from looks to price-the P-10 came out on top as Ballistic’s Best!

“When it came down to it, feature for feature, per dollar spent, the P-10 S was, at least for this round, the best of the breed,” noted Ballistics’ Garret Lucas in evaluating the pistol.  “I think the P-10 series is the pinnacle of modern, compact fighting pistols-even more so when you consider the price.”

“It’s truly a thrill and honor to have the P-10 S recognized as Ballistic’s Best Compact Semi-Auto for 2019,” said Jason Morton, Vice President of Marketing at CZ-USA. “As with everything else we accomplish here at CZ-USA, the P-10 S was a team effort and could not have happened without our dedicated and very knowledgeable employees.”

He added, “From the designers to the people in the actual manufacturing, to the office staff and warehouse personnel, everyone at CZ-USA had a hand in making the CZ P-10 S become a Ballistic’s Best award winner!”

Published by Athlon Outdoors, Ballistic Magazine is a quarterly magazine devoted to readers looking for the perfect blend of firearms, survival and high-tech products and information.

Every year, Ballistic rates their “Best” of various types of firearms and a host of other shooting sports gear. You can read about the CZ P-10 S test atwww.ballisticmag.com.

The CZ P-10 S OR features a swappable magazine release, a crisp trigger, superior ergonomics and rugged reliability, all packaged in an operator-friendly, striker-fired pistol. It ships with a blank filler plate for easy mounting of an optic, but also comes standard with a front tritium night sight, rear serrated combat sights. Co-witness sights are available as well.

Since 1997, CZ-USA has given American shooters and hunters the best firearms the Czech Republic has to offer. In 2019, we completed yet another milestone by producing CZ firearms here in the United States at CZ-USA’s Kansas City, Kansas, facility. With our ever-increasing production capabilities stateside, CZ-USA will continue to improve, innovate, and add to the CZ-USA line-up of high-quality, affordable handguns, rifles, shotguns, and suppressors, plus custom-quality handguns from Dan Wesson.

For more information, please visit WWW.CZ-USA.COM.

Posted in pistols | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

CCI Ammunition Will Launch 14 New Rimfire Loads at the 2020 SHOT Show

LEWISTON, Idaho – January 9, 2020 – CCI Ammunition is pleased to announce a total of 14 individual product SKUs in more than 12 product lines during the 2020 SHOT Show (Booth No. 14551), January 21-24 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“We have more than doubled the number of new products than what we did last year. We are excited to introduce these new products for rimfire shooters and hunters,” said CCI Product Director Rick Stoeckel. “New product highlights include a series of rimfire rounds chosen by MeatEater’s Steven Rinella, new additions to our popular Clean-22 lineup, and several loads now packaged in easy-to-pour, bulk-pack cartons. We know our customers will be pleased with all of the many new options.”
CCI has partnered with MeatEater’s Steven Rinella on this exclusive new series of ammunition. CCI’s rimfire products available in this series includes Copper-22 22 LR 21-grain HP, Mini-Mag 22 LR, 36-grain CPHP and Maxi-Mag 22 WMR, 40-grain JHP.
Clean-22’s exclusive polymer bullet coating greatly reduces copper and lead fouling
in the barrel—without leaving a residue. CCI has created a special-edition package promoting United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) Steel Challenge competitions. The Steel Challenge logo is prominently featured on every box.
The Clean-22 Segmented Hollow Point 22 WMR 46-grain bullet splits into three equal-size pieces on impact. Its polymer coating allows this separation at much lower velocities and longer distances.
Clean-22 Suppressor 22 LR utilizes its advanced polymer 45-grain bullet coating to reduce lead fouling inside a suppressor 50 percent for much easier suppressor cleaning and maintenance. These are available in 200-count, easy-to-pour bulk packs.
Special-edition “Stangers” are Stinger ammunition named for 22plinkster’s signature drawl who is popular on YouTube for his trick shots. Like the original, their 32-grain copper-plated hollow-point bullet leaves the muzzle at 1,640 fps.
For small game and varmint hunters, CCI has released three new, convenient cartons that hold 125 rounds of 22 WMR HP 40 grain Maxi-Mag, and 22 WMR 30 grain VNT or 17 HMR 17 grain VNT for fun in the field.
All these new rimfire products, plus new ammunition from Blazer, produced by CCI, will be on display at Booth No. 14551 for customers to view and learn full details.
For more information on CCI Ammunition, go to http://www.cci-ammunition.com.

Posted in Ammunition | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Brownells Announces New Products, Hosts Celebs at SHOT Show 2020

Brownells Announces Products, Hosts Celebs at SHOT Show 2020

GRINNELL, Iowa (January 9, 2020) –Brownells invites SHOT Show attendees to visit booth #13018 in the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 21 through 24, to see the newest products and visit with notable industry personalities.

A major announcement about a popular Brownells product line is scheduled in the booth at 11:00 AM (PDT) on Tuesday, January 21. 

Immediately following, another major project will be announced — a collaboration with Ian and Karl of InRange TV for the What Would Stoner Do 2020 Rifle.

The WWSD 2020 rifle, along with both stripped and complete lowers, will be available exclusively through Brownells by spring 2020.

In addition to unveiling new products, Brownells is hosting appearances of several well-known industry figures:


Tuesday, January 21

  • 11:00 AM                    Brownells Product Annoucement
  • 11:30-1:00 PM            Ian & Karl, InRange TV
  • 1:00-2:00 PM              Lou Ferrigno
  • 3:00-4:00 PM              John “Tig” Tiegen, Benghazi Hero

Wednesday, January 22

  • 10:00-11:00 AM          IraqVeteran8888
  • 11:00-Noon                 Ian & Karl, InRange TV
  • 12:30- 2:00 PM           Lou Ferrigno
  • 2:30 – 4:00 PM            John “TIG” Tiegen, Benghazi Hero

Thursday, January 23

  • 10:00 -11:00 AM         Polenar Tactical
  • 12:30- 2:00 PM           Lou Ferrigno
  • 2:30 – 4:00 PM            John “TIG” Tiegen, Benghazi Hero

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.

Posted in SHOT SHOW 2020 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Check out our new product lineup for 2020! Releasing just in time for SHOT Show!


Click Here to Learn More

Come and visit us at SHOT Show 2020 at our booth #16945 to learn more. We’d love to see you there!

Visit our website at deserttech.com, visit your local dealer, or contact our sales team at 801-975-7272 to place your order today!

Posted in SHOT SHOW 2020, Weapon systems | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Nexbelt "The Gun Belt with No Holes" set to exhibit at 2020 SHOT Show

(RANCHO CUCAMONGA) – Nexbelt, “The Gun Belt With No Holes”, announced today that they will be exhibiting in the NEXT Exhibitor section of the 2020 SHOT Show January 21-24 in BOOTH N354. The NEXT Exhibitor section is located on the 3rd Floor of the Sands Expo Center outside the Press Room and NSSF Members Lounge.

Nexbelt will be showcasing their new & improved SUPREME APPENDIX, TITAN, ROGUE and BOND Series ratchet-style gun belts for 2020.

Nexbelt’s EDC Gun Belts will secure your defensive tools and look good while doing it. Whether you are dressed to impress, training on the range, competing, or just running errands Nexbelt has you covered. All the EDC Gun Belts have a stiffener in the strap to prevent belt sag or rollover when carrying your firearm.

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


The new EDC Supreme Appendix Carry Belt is available in either Black or Coyote and features a high-density nylon strap for strength and wear. This allows the stiffness required for holstering your sidearm or just your everyday tools. The nickel textured buckle measures only 1″ x 1.5″ inches allowing you to position it wherever you’d like.

“We designed a belt for the person who prefers to appendix carry their firearm for personal protection,” said Tom Hunsucker, Co-Founder of Nexbelt. “By making the smallest buckle out there, it frees up precious space in front for you to carry your firearm and extra magazines. Its diminutive nickel buckle can be worn front center, left hip or hidden near the curve of the back. It’s still the most comfortable belt you’ll ever own and with the new push button trigger, the buckle release is quick and easy – only when you want to that is!”

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

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

For more information about Nexbelt™, visit www.Nexbelt.com.

Posted in Apparel, SHOT SHOW 2020 | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Viridian Expands Optics Line with Introduction of Venta Rifle Scopes


Viridian’s new VENTA Scope

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – January 9, 2020 – Viridian Weapon Technologies is pleased to announce the expansion of its new Viridian Optics line with the release of two new riflescope models. The VENTA 1.5-4.5×32 and VENTA 4-16×40 build on Viridian’s track record of unparalleled quality at unbeatable prices, giving hunters and competitive shooters professional-grade optics at an incredible value. With rugged performance, advanced optical coatings, 30mm tube for long range precision and glass-etched mil-dot reticle, the VENTA line is now available for purchase at an introductory promotional price onViridianOptics.com.
“Last November, we introduced the exciting Viridian Optics product line with an aim to give our customers direct-to-consumer riflescopes that exceed expectations in both performance and price point,” said Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “Now we’re expanding our offerings with the new VENTA models—featuring advanced optics and coatings that will let you see well into the darkest conditions, solid one-piece aluminum construction and so much more. They’re reliable, purpose-built and truly the best bang for your buck.”

Viridian Optics
When choosing a scope, everyday shooters and hunters require simplicity, with straightforward and reliable solutions. That’s why Viridian is committed to applying a direct-to-consumer strategy to cut out the middleman and offer the best possible optics at the best prices. Customers can rest assured that choosing a Viridian Optics riflescope means choosing a dependable, rugged and high-performance accessory that will stand the test of time. All Viridian optics come with an iron-clad Lifetime Warranty. See
ViridianOptics.com for details.

Viridian VENTA
Whether for a seasoned hunter or competitive shooter,
VENTA will give users all the essentials. When it comes to professional-grade scopes for rifles, customers need a brand that will give them an incredible value and offer a no-nonsense solution. Reliable waterproof and fog-proof performance, advanced optical coatings for intense light transmission at dusk and dawn, 30mm tube for long range precision, and crisp glass-etched reticles round out the VENTA’s long list of features.
Additional details about Viridian Optics can be found at
ViridianOptics.com, and all riflescopes can be purchased directly online. Customers are encouraged to follow Viridian Optics on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on the latest product releases, exciting promotions and company news. Customers can also find Viridian Optics pre-mounted on some of the world’s most popular rifles, including the Ruger® 10/22®.

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

Posted in Optics, Optics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment






Post Falls, ID –1/9/2020 –Buck Knives, leader in sports cutlery, will be participating in Industry Day at the Range™, the one-day annual event held before SHOT Show that invites media members and buyers to test out industry products.
To kick off the event, Buck Knives will be hosting a “Test your luck with CJ Buck” event. Participants can try out throwing knives and axes. Winners will receive a 110 Slim Select. One knife per person, while supplies last. For those who are lucky enough to hit a bullseye, they will win a 661 Folding Pursuit knife.
Buck Knives will have other games to try, including a ring toss where participants can win more than just bragging rights, including Buck’s ball bearing flipper, the 840 Sprint.

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

Posted in Knives and Tools, SHOT SHOW 2020 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Lucas Oil is Official 2020 SHOT Show Wi-Fi Sponsor


NSSF The Firearms Industry Trade Association

Lucas Oil

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that Lucas Oil Products, Inc., has agreed to be the official Wi-Fi Sponsor for the 2020 SHOT Show®. Lucas Oil is a manufacturer of oils, lubricants and cleaning products for a wide variety of markets, including marine craft, motorcycle, automobile, motorsport racing, heavy-duty trucking and agriculture, as well as a dedicated Outdoor Line of products for firearms owners and anglers.

“We are truly thankful to have Lucas Oil be part of our family of SHOT Show sponsors, especially because the company is backing one of the most essential components to the show, our full-coverage wi-fi service,” said Chris Tatulli, NSSF Director, Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales. “We encourage everyone to get to know the professionals behind this company, thank them for their contribution to the 2020 SHOT Show and explore the many ways they contribute to the outdoor lifestyle so many hunters and target shooters enjoy.”

“We are honored to be a part of 2020 SHOT Show,” says Lisa Marie Young, Business Development Manager for Lucas Oil Outdoor Line. “We believe SHOT Show offers such a value to the industry and provides companies with many opportunities for growth. As the official Wi-Fi sponsor for the show, we are proud to support the networking, brand-building and communication needs of the exhibitors and show attendees.”

The trade-only 2020 SHOT Show, owned and operated by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, takes place Jan. 21-24 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information on SHOT Show Week, including educational forums, hotels, travel and attendee resources, visit SHOTShow.org. To discover how a SHOT Show sponsorship can benefit your business, contact Chris Tatulli at ctatulli@nssf.org or 203-426-1320 ext. 214.

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, log on to www.nssf.org.

Posted in NSSF/NRA, SHOT SHOW 2020 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Sightmark Unveils Game-Changing Solar Red Dot

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – The best of both worlds, the new Sightmark Volta solar reflex sight combines solar and battery power to provide a true dual power system and uninterrupted operation. Powered by solar cells directly on top of the optic housing and 2x AAA batteries, Volta red dots provide users the choice of which power source works best for their situation. If the AAA batteries powering the Volta run out, the unit will automatically switch to solar power. In fact, the Volta can be run off pure solar power without any batteries at all – literally infinite daylight use!

Shooters can forget fumbling with reticle brightness while on the go, as the Volta features the groundbreaking Eclipse Light Management System (ELMS): automatically adjusting the brightness of the reticle based on the light of the surrounding environment. A popular 2-MOA red dot reticle with ½ MOA adjustments make Voltas ideal for a wide variety of shooting scenarios and distances. Featuring a covered design for added protection, the Volta adds even more durability from a scratch-resistant and anti-reflective lens coating.

Volta red dots also feature single side access to both windage and elevation adjustments, adjustable mount height, unlimited eye relief, digital switch brightness controls, wide operating temperature of -22 to 122 °F and a shockproof design. The Volta comes standard with rubber cover, both an absolute cowitness and low picatinny mount and Sightmark’s Lifetime Warranty.


About Sightmark®

Sightmark manufactures award-winning products including riflescopes, gun sights, laser sights, night vision, flashlights, bore sights and other cutting edge, premium shooting accessories. Inspired by military and law enforcement technology, Sightmark products are designed for competition, shooting, home defense, personal safety and other tactical applications, as well as hunting. For more information about Sightmark products, visit www.sightmark.com.


Posted in sights | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Federal Aviation Administration has been busy

Image result for remote identification of unmanned aircraft systems

It’s been a busy week, at least for me. I’ve been digesting the changes that the FAA is implementing. I’m still working my way through 14 CFR Parts 1, 47, 48, 89, 91, and 107, Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Three Hundred nineteen pages discussing the proposed changes. I’ll post the document for you.

If you are in the film industry, or use a UAV for agricultural surveying, landscape photography or work in areas where WiFi and 3G is unavailable, I recommend that, at the very least, you read the Executive Summary so you’ll get the 30,000 foot view of what is coming. The FAA is looking at a 2 to 3 year implementation window from the date the new rules go into effect.

The FAA is also changing they way it handles airman certification. By airman certification they mean anyone pilot certificate including what the FAA calls Unmanned General, otherwise know as a Remote Pilot certification. I’ll post a Webinar video that you will want to sit through. The system goes into effect 13 January 2020. If you fly UAVs under Part 107 you are included in this requirement. Recreational drone pilots are exempt. So that is important and impacts your testing and retesting process.

So without further ado, let’s get this shoot the shit started.

Below is the FAA’s proposed Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft Systems requirements document. If you use a UAV for any activity read the Executive Summary at a minimum. I’m still working my way through it but the summary will give you a decent understanding of what’s being proposed.

Drone pilots and operators have expressed some concern about the scope of the information transmitted, which under the proposal would be available to the public and local law enforcement. Those concerns are valid in that they could represent confidentiality issues. I’m more concerned about the airborne technology, frequency spectrum and the impact on gross weight. Pilots may also be operating in areas where there is no WiFi or 3G service. So, those are real issues that require a detailed plan from the FAA and not just a wish list.

This next video, details the changes to Upcoming Changes to Airman Knowledge Testing.

On January 13, 2020, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will launch improvements to the way it tests all applicants for an FAA airman certificate. This applies for all certificated pilots (including drone pilots). One of the most important changes is the requirement that all applicants obtain an FAA Tracking Number (FTN) by creating an Integrated Airman Certification and Rating Application (IACRA) profile prior to registering for a knowledge test. Join the FAA for a webinar explaining the new testing system, including the FTN requirement. For more information, please visit Airman Certificate Testing Services (ACTS) at https://www.faa.gov/training_testing/…

You’ll note that all existing airmen or individuals testing for airmen certification are required to have FAA Tracking Number (FTN). If you are not currently licensed, the system will issue an FTN after you’ve completed the online registration process. Do not lose this number!

If you are already licensed your current certificate number is your FTN. See the figure below.


Your Remote Pilot card should look like the card shown above. Note the certificate number line, the number next to that line is your FTN and it’s the number you’ll need to enter when registering.

Here’s the takeaway from the Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft Systems requirements. Flying a drone is going to be a much more complex issue; undoubtedly driving higher equipment costs. Any Part 107 operation requires full compliance. Recreational flying will also be much more restrictive.

Like all shoot the shits, you can make any comments you’d like without supporting your position, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone you wish or change the subject.

Have a great weekend, be safe and spend some quality time with your buds or family – schedule your own shoot the shit and give fingering your iPhone a break, it will change your life.

Posted in Shoot-the-shit, UAV | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

MasterPiece Arms (MPA) Adds a Stainless Barrel Rifle to its MPA BA Hunter Rifle Line

Visit MasterPiece Arms at the 2020 SHOT Show, Jan. 21 – 24, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada, at Booth No. 2716.


The MPA BA Hunter Rifle – SS (Stainless Barrel) brings MPA’s technically superior chassis design and precision accuracy capabilities to the long-range precision hunter seeking an entirely new level of performance.

Comer, Ga. (January 2020)MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA BA Rifles and Chassis Systems, have added a third rifle to its MPA BA Hunter Rifle line, the MPA Ultra Lite Hunter Rifle – SS (Stainless Barrel).MPA has honed their skills within the long-range precision rifle market for several years, becoming the number one chassis of the Precision Rifle Series (PRS) since 2016, and introduced their technically superior chassis design and precision accuracy capabilities to the hunting market earlier this year at the 2019 SHOT Show with the introduction of the MPA Ultra Lite Hunter Rifle – CF (Carbon Fiber) and the MPA Hybrid Hunter – CF/SF (Carbon Fiber/Side Folder). It’s latest addition to its Hunter Rifle line utilizes a stainless barrel and comes in at a lower price point than its carbon fiber barrel brothers. MPA’s bolt action precision rifles, designed with the hunter in mind, provide long-range precision hunters an entirely new level of performance not seen in this market.

Weighing in at just 7.5 lbs. (20” #3 Profile Stainless Barrel), the MPA Ultra Lite Hunter Rifle – SS (Stainless Barrel) is purpose-designed for lightweight hunting applications. MPA can fine-tune the build to the user’s specific application. From caliber selection, chamber dimensions, barrel length, contour, twist rate, and chassis finishing, MPA can design a rifle to meet any hunter’s long-range precision application.

The MPA Ultra Lite Hunter Rifle – SS utilizes the MPA BA Ultra Lite Chassis, which is machined on MPA’s CNC Horizontal Machining Centers to exacting tolerances from 6061 aluminum. The v-bedding system provides additional clearance for glass bedding action and straight section of the barrel. The chassis also includes a built-in inclinometer, thumb notch, lower mounted Picatinny Rail and spigot mount. It is equipped with a RAT (Rapid Adjustment Technology) 1.5” Dovetail Rail (tripod direct attachment) and an MPA Enhanced Vertical Grip (EVG) or A2 Grip (customer choice). The MPA Buttstock comes with an adjustable cheek riser, length of pull and bag rider. Multiple colors are available for the Cerakote® finish. The rifle is also available with a folding or non-folding stock.

The MPA Ultra Lite Hunter Rifle – SS includes a precision gun drilled, reamed and honed MPA 416 Stainless Hand Lapped Barrel, chambered by MPA (Zero Runout system). The barrel is pull button rifled and the chamber is indicated within 0.0001” or less to the bore of the rifle. It is a #3 Contour Standard, but others are available (could affect the rifle weight). It is a crowned barrel that can be threaded but would require going to a #5 Contour at a minimum.

MPA BA Hunter Rifle – SS (Stainless Barrel) Specifications:

  • Caliber: Customer Designated (6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC, 300 PRC, 300WM, 28 Nosler or other)
  • Action: Curtis Custom Axiom
  • Action / Bolt Design: Remington 700 Type
  • Bolt: One-piece bolt with spiral fluting
  • Chassis: MPA Ultra Lite Chassis
  • Chassis Weight: 2.5 lbs.
  • Rifle Weight: 7.5 lbs. (20” #3 Profile Stainless Barrel)
  • Barrel: MPA 416R Stainless Hand Lapped
  • Barrel Twist: Varies depending on caliber
  • Barrel Length: Varies – customer determined
  • Barrel Muzzle Thread: 5/8-24 TPI
  • Barrel Profile: Sendero Profile (others available)
  • Coating: Cerakote (Chassis and Barreled Action)
  • Length of Pull: 13.5 – 14.75”
  • Trigger: Trigger Tech
  • Trigger Pull: 1 – 3 lbs.
  • Magazine: AICS Type (Curtis 3 Round AICS Type Magazine Included)
  • MSRP: $2,999 – $3,600

MPA makes every effort to get the product to the customer as quickly as possible. These are hand-built precision instruments and not production components. To see MPA’s latest delivery and lead times for all Bolt Action Rifles and Chassis, visit https://masterpiecearms.com/bolt-action-rifle-and-chassis-current-delivery-times/.

For more information on MasterPiece Arms and their product line of rifles, chassis systems, and accessories, visit www.masterpiecearms.com.

About MasterPiece Arms:

MasterPiece Arms main offices, located in Comer, Georgia, combines quality engineering and state-of-the-art manufacturing to design and produce firearms, such as highly successful BA Rifles and Chassis Systems. Masterpiece Arms uses high accuracy CNC machining, turning, barrel making, laser cutting and bending in its manufacturing process controlled by their ISO9002/TS16949 Registered Quality System.

MPA engineers test and retest our weapons to provide customers with one of the most enjoyable guns available. With versatile uses, such as personal and home protection, long range shooting, hunting and tactical interests, MPA products are one of a kind and backed by a lifetime warranty for original owners. Learn more about MasterPiece Arms products at www.masterpiecearms.com or call 866.803.0000.

Posted in SHOT SHOW 2020, Weapon systems | Tagged , | Leave a comment

SIRT 20 is here to welcome in 2020




The SIRT 20 and SIRT 20C are here. These new SIRTs have the functional features of the SIG P320 and P320 Carry so you can get all the training you want on a platform you are familiar with. SIRT 20 quantities are limited.

SIRT is the the easiest way to get more training in 2020. Improve your pistolcraft with quick drills at your convenience. You are guaranteed to train more often when you can do it at your convenience and in your own home. Whether your have a SIRT or not, check out our drills on both of our websites.

Learn more about SIRT 20/20C

Holiday Bundle

NextLevel Training

Don’t let your training lapse this year. Whenever you need some motivation, go to our website and click on Training Materials in the top bar. NextLevel Training

Holiday Bundle

SIRT Living

Comprehensive training courses are sure to keep you engaged. Work your way up from fundamentals to scenario based training. SIRTLiving

Posted in Training | Tagged , , | Leave a comment


Image result for Indra Logo

· The merger of SIA with Indra’s cybersecurity business has a differential, comprehensive and integrated value added offering with a global presence

· The joint offer includes services and products such as identity and access management, electronic signatures, integrated risk management, security infrastructure, threat and vulnerability management, and data protection

· The merged entity will have a team of more than 1,000 specialists and a highly complementary customer and business bases and important revenue synergies thanks to the leverage of the sales networks and the international positioning of SIA’s offering via Indra

Madrid, January 8th, 2020. – Indra, one of the major global technology and consultancy companies, has acquired SIA, a firm specialized in cybersecurity services, thus establishing itself as the leader in the information security market in Spain and Portugal in terms of the turnover of its value-added services.

SIA is a company with its own product and scalable capabilities for the delivery of services and the development of advanced cybersecurity solutions in Europe and the rest of the world. It owns a diversified and stable customer base with more than 10,000 security projects, and is the domestic leader for identity and electronic signature solutions.

The company foresees a 2019 EBIT margin of 9%, with estimated revenues over €60 million in 2019, and annual cumulative increases in sales that have exceeded 15% over the last two years. EV/EBIT 2019 (E) including synergies for the acquisition is around 7x.

Digital disruption is leading to a true revolution in the different sectors of economic activity and in society in general, bringing great benefits and unprecedented progress but also risks in the areas of privacy and security, risks that must be properly managed.

The combination of the cybersecurity businesses of Indra company, and SIA, is positioning itself as a platform on which it can capitalize on the excellent prospects of the market, a sector that is undergoing transformation, with a high level of demand, constant growth (the Spanish market is expected to grow by almost a double digit figure by 2023) and a high degree of fragmentation in Spain, Europe, and LatAm.

Indra, even more so now following the incorporation of SIA, seeks to become the trusted partner, with a high degree of specialization and autonomy, of companies and institutions in the protection of the country’s critical private and public infrastructures, including cyberdefense.

“The integration of SIA and Indra’s cybersecurity business creates a specialized leader in this market, with a wide-ranging and integrated offering and a global presence that enables it to respond to global threats. The new entity will be supported by a team of more than 1,000 highly qualified professionals and cybersecurity experts, made up of specialized consultancy teams in different but highly complementary areas. This leadership and its desire for growth also gives the combined entity a great capacity to recruit talent”, according to Cristina Ruiz, Executive Director of Indra and IT business Senior Vice President.

“It’s a personal and professional satisfaction for me and for the team to have developed a company of SIA’s reputation over 30 years. I’m very grateful to our customers and professional staff. SIA and Indra share the same vision of the cybersecurity market and we have the will and talent to create a global leader. The combination of the two organizations places us in a unique position in the market to meet the needs of our customers and professionals”, explained Enrique Palomares, founder of SIA.

The joint range of products and services that SIA and Indra can offer entails a major benefit for their current and potential customers as a result of its breadth and market leadership. It thus generates a series of major synergies based on the leveraging of the sales networks, capitalizing on Indra’s vertical focus and SIA’s specialized approach in Spain and Portugal and on the ability of Indra’s sales and marketing network to position SIA’s product on the international stage.

This offer is enhanced by the highly complementary nature of the customer base and the business, with significant areas of specialization, such as:

· Identity and access management solutions. These are related to the governance of the corporate identity life cycle (customers, employees, devices, etc.) and they have a significant degree of complementarity in the target user, as Indra addresses the final consumer and SIA the company or employee user.

· Electronic signatures (eSign). Solutions and cloud services for electronic signatures and the legal certification of signed documents. The joint entity has the opportunity to market SIA’s products in new regions (Mexico, Colombia and Italy, among others) by using Indra’s platform and experience. Similarly, the complementarity of Indra’s capabilities and SIA’s ownership of signature and identity solutions eliminates the need to resort to third-party products.

· Integrated risk management. Integrated management of corporate risks for decision-making processes. In this area of the proposition, the joint approaches and the work of Indra’s business consultancy and SIA’s risk management will generate a differential value proposition capable of competing with the offers of global leaders in technological risk consultancy.

· Infrastructure security. Protection of critical infrastructures (companies’ networks, databases and information technology devices).

· Threat and vulnerability management. Solutions and services to identify, evaluate and mitigate security weaknesses and responses to incidents. In this segment, Indra’s own-technology management services can accelerate SIA’s international expansion plans.

· The combination of Indra’s anomaly identification platform and SIA’s fraud operation service to identify fraudulent activity (applied, for example, to PSD2, the European regulation on electronic payment services).

The new entity has also welcomed Luis Álvarez as CEO to lead the integration and the domestic and international growth plan in the coming years. Mr. Álvarez has broad experience in the sector, having been at the head of technological companies at the service of large customers with a strong international presence.

About Indra

Indra (www.indracompany.com) is one of the leading global technology and consulting companies and the technological partner for core business operations of its customers world-wide. It is a world-leader in providing proprietary solutions in specific segments in Transport and Defense markets, and the leading firm in Digital Transformation Consultancy and Information Technologies in Spain and Latin America through its affiliate, Minsait. Its business model is based on a comprehensive range of proprietary products, with an end-to-end, high-value focus and with a high innovation component. In the 2018 financial year, Indra achieved revenue of €3.104 billion, with 43,000 employees, a local presence in 46 countries and business operations in over 140 countries.

About SIA

Founded in 1989, SIA has achieved a solid reputation in the domestic security market. More than 700 talented professionals make up a team that passionately strives to secure the business of its customers on a daily basis. It possesses a clear vision of the future of the IT security industry in the corporate market. It develops transformational projects and services and builds long-term relationships. Further information at: www.sia.es

Posted in Cyber | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Lyman Products Mark 7 Evolution 10-Stage Manual Loading Machine and Autodrive

Amp up your reloading bench with the Mark 7 Evolution reloading press with features never before included in any standard press.

Middletown, Conn. (January 2020)Lyman® Products Mark 7 division is set to transform the reloading experience for sport shooters and competitors ready to expand their capabilities. The Mark 7 Evolution is a 10-stage manual loading press that includes many features not normally found with traditional presses and can incorporate options from additional sensors, accessories and an autodrive.

As one of the premier reloading specialists, Lyman Product’s continues to bring innovation through new, smarter products that combine the best of technology with superior manufacturing. The acquisition of the Mark 7 line is a clear indicator that Lyman Products is dedicated to its customers and forward-looking in their business practices.

The Mark 7 Evolution is a significant step in providing reloaders, competitive shooters and anyone that wants to spend less time at the bench and more time doing what they love the most, an advanced tool that can evolve through a variety of upgrades for the user.

The Evolution is complete with an 11-inch case feeder, a mechanical powder measure, and a standard stacked priming system. It supports calibers from .380 ACP to .30-06 and works on new and used brass. It also supports one-pass rifle/pistol processing and loading. The manual hand-operation is ambidextrous and the handle itself was designed by a medical device engineer for an ergonomic hold and a smooth press operation. The Evolution is manufactured from CNC machined aluminum and steel for consistent and precise loading every time.

What sets the Evolution apart from other loading machines is the ability to add on options and sensors and even an autodrive to increase the capabilities of this unique loading machine. The Mark 7 Evolution Autodrive increases bullet production for up to 3,500 rounds an hour* by automating the Evolution manual press. It comes with a 10-inch high definition tablet and mount and JamSense and TorqueSense sensor ware.

It features a 1.5 high torque motor, a maintenance-free timing belt drive and a CNC grade planetary gearbox. It is microprocessor controlled with a digital clutch making it adjustable on the fly and a digital job and immediate stop. All the features are monitored through a computer with a life-time of downloadable software upgrades.

Optional sensors are also available including a Wired Remote Stop, DecapSense, SwageSense, PrimerSense, PowderCheck, BulletSense, and a Primer Orientation Sensor.

Lyman Products’ Mark 7 Evolution 10-stage Manual Loading machine is $2,995.00 and the Mark 7 Evolution Autodrive is $1,994.95. Optional sensors start at $199.95.

*Speeds vary based on machine settings.

To understand more about taking your reloading to the next level, watch the video above.

About Lyman® Products:

Lyman® Products has continued to be a leader in developing innovative products for reloaders and shooters for over 140 years. Lyman’s reloading kits, presses and dies have provided reloaders with all the high-quality equipment they need to start reloading. Mark 7, Pachmayr, TacStar, Trius Traps, A-Zoom Precision Snap Caps, Butch’s Gun Care and Targdots are all under the Lyman brand. For more information please visit us at lymanproducts.com. Connect with Lyman Products on Facebook at Facebook.com/lymanproducts and follow us on Instagram @LymanProducts.

Posted in Ammunition | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

DRD Tactical Announces 2020 New Products



Kivaari_Composite_Web_editedLyons Falls, NY: DRD Tactical, innovators of quick take down rifles, has added a limited edition firearm to its lineup.  This firearm will only appear at SHOT Show 2020 at the Otis Technology booth #14216.  Otis Technology acquired DRD Tactical in October 2019.
A SHOT Show 2020 exclusive, the APTUS® will include two barrels – 5.56mm and 300BLK and come in limited edition freedom finish.  The freedom finish is an exclusive red, white and blue American flag cerakote.  It features a patented quick take down rifle technology, allowing it to be assembled in less than 60 seconds without the use of any tools.  It also features a patented internal recoil system, allowing the rifle to be fired with the stock folded.  Available only for pre-order at SHOT Show 2020, this semi-automatic limited edition rifle comes in a compact hard case.
“We’re very excited to offer this limited edition APTUS® in the freedom finish.  It features our patented quick take down rifle technology, not only benefiting the user with quick assembly but allowing them to swap between the two offered calibers with only the need for a barrel change,” states Larry Williams, CEO at Otis Technology.
Other rifles in the DRD Tactical line up include the PARATUS®, CDR-15, M762® and KIVAARI® rifles.
DRD Tactical has spent the last ten years designing and innovating take down rifles utilizing several unique technologies.  The patented quick take down rifle technology allows the operator to quickly assemble their rifle in as little as 60 seconds and some rifles can be fired with the stock folded utilizing a patented internal recoil system.  DRD Tactical rifles are proudly made in the USA.  DRD Tactical – Discreet. Reliable. Precise.

Posted in SHOT SHOW 2020, Weapon systems | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Otis Technology Announces 2020 New Products

Lyons Falls, NY: Otis is excited to announce its new products for 2020.  These products will debut at the 2020 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show on January 21-24, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV.
The popular one-pass pull through Ripcord® product line has expanded with the addition of two new SKUs.  The Ripcord® Multi Caliber 10 Pack features the 10 most popular rifle, pistol and shotgun sizes all housed in a foldable carry case that doubles as a hanging organizer.  Great for tossing in your range or hanging on your gun bench, this pack is valued at $149.99 but retails for $99.99.  The 3 Gun Ripcord® Trio is an essential item for 3 gun enthusiasts.  It includes .223cal/5.56mm, 9mm and 12 ga Ripcords® and a bonus T-handle for additional ease in utilizing the Ripcord®.  With a value of $46.97, this Trio retails for $34.99.
Also in the Otis line up is a revision to some of its iconic compact, round cleaning kits.  Most notably is the Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun Cleaning Kits.  These three cleaning kits were reconfigured to include more gear for an even more complete cleaning and have been renamed – Universal Rifle, Universal Pistol and Universal Shotgun Cleaning Kits.  They also feature an improved round carry case which has been also implemented across the Otis product line.
Otis has additionally expanded its product offering to include more gunsmithing specific tools.  The Otis Pro+ line includes a bench block, vise jaws and gunsmithing file set.  The vise jaws are available in five configurations – flat, general purpose, Remington 700, Remington 1100 and AK.  The bench block and vise jaws are composed of a non-slip rubber material that balances stiffness and flexibility for security while working on firearms..
Last but not least, Otis is excited to announce its new Rust Stopper® Long Term Storage Kit.  It is perfect for between hunting seasons, while on deployment or preserving collectible firearms. This kit provides the necessary gear to protect and store firearms for an extended period of time while keeping it in peak operating condition. The kit includes Rust Stopper Rust Prevention Gun Storage Bags (3 pistol, 3 rifle/shotgun), microfiber towels (3), chamber flags (6), all purpose receiver brush, Shooter’s Choice MC-7 bore cleaner (2 oz bottle), FP-10 Lubricant Elite® (4 oz bottle) and Rust Prevent (6 oz aerosol).  The Rust Stopper® Rust Prevention Gun Storage Bags feature ARMOR technology and are also sold separately.
“We have an aggressive new product offering to kick off the year.  We recognized the need for some of these items in the marketplace and we’ll continue to assess the market and develop products based on our customers and their needs,” remarks Jim Brooker, Vice President of R&D for Otis Technology.
Otis Technology is known for manufacturing the most advanced gun cleaning systems and accessories available.  The superior Breech-to-Muzzle® design combined with unmatched quality has positioned Otis as the gun care system of choice with the US Military.  Otis Technology is SMART GUN CARE.

Posted in Cleaning Systems, SHOT SHOW 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Galco Announces The Kodiak Chest Holster For The T/C Contender & G2 Single-Shot Pistols


When the wilderness beckons, reach for Galco’s Kodiak Hunter Chest Holster. With thousands of Kodiak Hunters for revolvers in use, Galco is excited to introduce a model made for popular Thompson/Center’s Contender and G2 single-shot pistols, staple firearms among handgun hunters for decades.

Speed can be essential when easily-spooked or fast-moving game presents itself. Designed for an abbreviated draw stroke through its open top, the Kodiak Hunter allows for much faster target acquisition than a typical scabbard holster.

An outdoorsman’s holster must securely retain the handgun in the rough-and-tumble hunting fields. The Kodiak Hunter achieves secure retention by combining a spring-steel lined top opening for ease of draw and retention with a safety strap that features a glove-friendly polymer finger tab.

The Thompson/Center pistols aren’t lightweights, of course, especially when equipped with a scope. The Kodiak Hunter is extremely comfortable even with heavy handguns like the T/C designs, with a both a padded shoulder strap and a torso strap that helps bear the weight of a scoped hunting pistol.

The Kodiak Hunter holster is constructed of sturdy yet beautiful havana-brown steerhide, well-matched to quality handguns like those from Thompson/Center, and proudly embossed with Galco’s Kodiak brown bear logo. It comes conveniently pre-assembled with harness and straps, ready for easy end-user adjustment. Currently available for right-hand draw, the Kodiak Hunter retails for $230.

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

Posted in Holsters | Tagged , | Leave a comment


Razor HD Gen III 1-10x24

BARNEVELD, Wis. – Need a top-tier optical solution for point-blank tactical applications, to putting hits on target at long range – look to the Vortex® Razor HD Gen III 1-10×24.

A highly sophisticated optical design, cutting-edge components and state of the art engineering make the Razor HD Gen III 1-10×24 a true “Alpha” in the tactical optics arena. The First Focal Plane optical system coupled with the all-new EBR-9 MRAD and EBR-9 BDC MOA reticles ensure all reticle hold points are usable throughout the complete zoom range. Daylight-bright reticle illumination gives red dot sight functionality on 1X and full use of the data-rich glass-etched reticle on its upper end – no matter the light conditions. Illumination is accessed and activated via the locking illumination dial positioned cleanly on the left side of the turret housing. Features 11 intensity levels with an off-position between each setting.

“When we began this project, we started with a single goal – create the world’s premier low power variable riflescope,” said David Hamilton, Vortex Optics Chief Development Officer. “The list of “Wants”, was robust to say the least. It had to serve users with needs from CQB to long range. We knew it would be challenging. We also knew we wouldn’t quit until we had it right. That’s just in our DNA.”

Optically, the Razor HD Gen III 1-10×24 provides incredible clarity, resolution, color accuracy, light transmission and edge to edge sharpness. A highly forgiving eye box delivers an unparalleled sight picture for insanely quick target acquisition. HD glass fully multicoated on all air-to-glass surfaces with Vortex’s proprietary XR antireflective coatings guarantees top-tier optical performance. Exterior glass surfaces are protected by Vortex’s scratch/oil/salt-resistant ArmorTek® coating. All coatings are applied using the cutting-edge PlasmaTech application process, resulting in unparalleled coating durability.

Compact, stout and built on a 34 mm aircraft-grade aluminum tube, the Razor HD Gen III 1-10×24 will handle the most demanding scenarios. Ultralow-profile capped windage and elevation turrets provide a clean, sleek profile – beneficial for smoothly navigating the physical environment. Scope features 120 MOA/30 MRAD of total travel. Zero-resettable turrets offer 25 MOA/10 MRAD of adjustment per revolution. O-ring sealed and purged with argon gas for absolute waterproof and fogproof performance.

Rapid engagements and technical interior work, to designated marksman responsibilities and damn near everything else, Vortex Optics’ new Razor HD Gen III 1-10×24 does it all – and does it better.

MSRP: $2899.99

For more information, visit www.VortexOptics.com

About Vortex Optics: American owned, Wisconsin-based Vortex Optics designs, engineers, produces and distributes a complete line of premium binoculars, riflescopes, spotting scopes, tripods and related accessories. Dedicated to exceptional quality, value and unrivaled customer service, Vortex backs its products with its unconditional, transferable, lifetime VIP warranty. Built on more than 20 years of experience in the optics industry, Vortex is rapidly emerging as a leading brand in the optics market. 

Posted in Optics, Optics | Tagged , | Leave a comment

SIG SAUER P320 XCOMPACT Receives 2019 Ballistic Best Reader’s Choice Award


NEWINGTON, N.H., (January 7, 2020) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the SIG SAUER P320 XCOMPACT has been recognized with a 2019 Ballistic Best Reader’s Choice Award for “Best Compact Semi-Auto.”  The Ballistic Best Reader’s Choice Awards from Athlon Outdoors gives consumers the ability to vote for recognition of superiority in class, quality, and innovation across various product categories.    

SIG SAUER P320 XCOMPACT Receives 2019 Ballistic Best Reader’s Choice Award for Best Compact Semi-Auto

The SIG SAUER P320 XCOMPACT combines concealability with full-size XSERIES features including a fastback profile, XSERIES grip module with extended beavertail, four sided beveled magwell, deep trigger guard undercut, standard X-RAY3 day/night sights, and an optic-ready slide.

“This is the second year in a row the SIG SAUER P320 has been honored with a Ballistic Best Reader’s Choice Award, and as we look back on 2019 it’s very humbling to have the P320 XCOMPACT recognized by end users,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales.  “This award really underscores the popularity of the P320 amongst consumers. As the most tested pistol on the market, the P320 has proven to be unmatched when it comes to accuracy, reliability, and true modularity which is precisely the reason why its has been adopted as the official handgun of all branches of the U.S. Military.”

The complete 2019 Ballistic Best Reader’s Choice Award announcement for the P320 XCOMPACT from Athlon Outdoors is featured on ballisticmag.com

About SIG SAUER, Inc.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is  a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 150 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. Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER has almost 2,000 employees across eight locations. For more information about the company and product line visit:sigsauer.com.



Posted in pistols | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Speer to Introduce Nine New Products at the 2020 SHOT Show

LEWISTON, Idaho – January 7, 2020 – Speer is introducing several new, high-performance products at the 2020 SHOT Show (Booth No. 14551), January 21-24 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Attendees who stop by Speer’s booth will get a first look at the all-new Gold Dot Carry Gun, Gold Dot 5.7x28mm, and Gold Dot Rifle Personal Protection ammunition.

“We are very excited to launch nine outstanding products from Speer in 2020, said Speer Product Director Mike Holm. “Options include the industry’s first 5.7x28mm round designed specifically for self-defense, a Gold Dot handgun product line optimized for compact carry pistols, and new self-defense rifle loads optimized for peak FBI protocol performance though barrels shorter than 16 inches. All this new ammunition is sure to grab the attention and exceed the expectations of all self-defenders seeking options for these types of firearms.”

Speer has broken new ground with an all-new Gold Dot® load—the first 5.7x28mm round specifically designed for self-defense. Like all Gold Dot ammunition, the bullet is built using Speer’s exclusive Uni-Cor method. The jacket is bonded to the core one atom at a time, virtually eliminating core-jacket separation and creating a projectile that’s accurate, tough and consistent through all common barriers. High-quality brass, reliable primers and specially formulated propellant produce optimal feeding and ballistics in 5.7x28mm firearms.

Designed specifically for compact pistols, Speer has built upon the law-enforcement proven Gold Dot G2 bullet, optimizing the design and loading to provide superior feeding, ballistics and terminal performance through compact concealed handguns. Gold Dot Carry Gun features several exclusive bullet design features, the result is extremely uniform expansion, better separation of the petals, and more consistent penetration across barrier types. Available in 9mm Luger 135-grain, 40 S&W 165-grain and 45 Auto +P 200-grain.

New Gold Dot Short Barrel rifle is engineered to provide industry-leading performance in FBI protocol testing through barrels less than 16 inches long. Its bullets are built using Speer’s exclusive Uni-Cor® method. The jacket is bonded to the core one atom at a time, virtually eliminating core-jacket separation and creating a projectile that’s accurate, tough and consistent through all common barriers. Available in three options for 223 Rem. plus 308 Win. and 300 BLK.

Speer has been a trusted name in ammunition business for more than 75 years. The iconic manufacturer’s reputation for making the world’s finest component bullets and loaded cartridges goes all the way back to 1943. Speer is proud of its longstanding success and looks forward to a bright future ahead.

New products and much more from Speer can be viewed at booth 14551 during the 2020 SHOT Show. For more information on Speer, go to www.speer-ammo.com. 

Posted in Ammunition, SHOT SHOW 2020 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The EAA Girsan MC1911 Match and Match Elite Pistols

Visit EAA Corp at the 2020 SHOT Show, Booth No. 12271

EAA’s new Girsan 1911 pistols are loaded with features you normally find on a “big name” 1911 pistol, except the MC1911 Match and Match Elite won’t hurt your wallet.

EAA Girsan MC1911 Match Elite

Cocoa, Fla. (January 2020)European American Armory Corporation (EAA Corp.), importers of select quality and affordable handguns, rifles, and shotguns, announce the affordable alternative to the traditional “big name” 1911 brands: the EAA Girsan MC1911 Match and Match Elite pistol. Loaded with features and made with the fit and finish one would expect of the high-priced brands, the EAA 1911’s pack features, accuracy, detail, and performance into what is bound to become your new every-day 1911.

Both the Match and Match Elite single-action pistols are built on fully-machined steel frames and slides with deep groove slide serrations and competition-style features like a fully adjustable sight, an extended beavertail and ambi safety, a checkered grip safety and frame, a long hole hammer and target trigger. The MC1911 pistols also feature several safety features including a thumb safety, grip safety disconnector, and hammer safety stop.

The MC1911 Match full-sized pistol is available in three finishes: Blue, Two-Tone, and Nickle and come with checkered laminated grips. Trigger weight on the Match smoothly breaks at 2.5 to 3 lbs.

The MC1911 Match Elite Government-sized pistol includes many of the same features as the Match, plus a fully adjustable competition rear sight, G10 grips, a competition trigger, magazine well and competition barrel with a cone barrel lock-up and is finished in Girsan’s Competition Matte Hard Chrome Finish.

Both EAA’s Girsan MC1911 Match and Match Elite pistols come with EAA’s limited lifetime warranty and are known worldwide for their quality and repeated performance. With all the money you will save on purchasing an MC1911 Match or Match Elite you can shop for accessories at EAA.

For more information on EAA Corp., visit www.eaacorp.com

EAA Girsan MC1911 Match pistols

About European American Armory Corporation (EAA Corp.):

Based in Florida and founded in the early 1990s, European American Armory Corporation (EAA Corp.) has brought value to firearms owners with an array of right-priced, affordable handguns, rifles, and pistols from respectable international manufacturers. EAA Corp’s mission has always been “good quality products at reasonable prices.” www.eaacorp.com

Posted in pistols, SHOT SHOW 2020 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

New Laser Rangefinders and Celebrity Appearances to Premiere in Bushnell Booth at 2020 ATA Show

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – January 7, 2020 – Bushnell, an industry leader in performance optics, will showcase new laser rangefinders and host celebrity appearances during the 2020 ATA Show, which runs January 9-11 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Among the latest products from Bushnell set to debut include the new Prime 1300 and 1700 rangefinders which have been designed to deliver double the light transmission over other competitive models. Other new rangefinder models include the Nitro 1800 powered by Applied Ballistics. Featuring an upgradeable ballistics solver along with Bluetooth® connectivity and the ability to pair the rangefinder to the Bushnell Ballistic app, the Nitro 1800 provides users with all the data they need at the push of a button.

Attendees who stop by booth No.1419 can also put the optical clarity of the new rangefinders to the test as part of the Bushnell “Low Light Challenge.” Engineered with a 40% larger objective lens paired with an all glass optical system that brings more light to your eye for a brighter, crisper image at dusk and dawn, the new rangefinders deliver up to a 2x brighter viewing experience. During the ATA Show, visitors can test the Bushnell optics head to head against other competitive models to see for themselves who delivers the best clarity when it matters the most.

Throughout all three days of the show, Bushnell will be giving away Cracker Jacks that are randomly marked with special prizes. Each day, there will be one “golden ticket” given out that will provide a lucky winner with one of the new sought-after laser rangefinders. No purchase is necessary to enter, but attendees must be present to win. Full details regarding the giveaways will be listed in the booth.

Those in attendance are also encouraged to stop by and talk with well-known Bushnell hunt celebrities the Bone Collectors (Michael Waddell, Travis Turner and Nick Mundt) as well as the popular WhiteFreaks duo of Don and Kandi Kisky.

The brotherhood themselves – Waddy, T-Bone and Nick – will be in the Bushnell booth on Friday, January 10th from 11am to noon. The Bone Collectors will be signing autographs and telling jokes with fans, so don’t miss your chance to see this legendary trio in action and hear for yourself why they only trust Bushnell optics.

On Saturday, January 11th from 10-11 am, come meet the Freaks, as Iowa natives and hosts of the long-running Whitetail Freaks television show – Don and Kandi Kisky – will be in the Bushnell booth. Be sure to stop by and say hi to the husband and wife team and hear from them why they made the switch to Bushnell.

To learn more about Bushnell’s newest rangefinders, be sure to visit https://www.bushnell.com/products/rangefinders/.

For more information about the 2020 ATA Trade Show exhibitor map and other information, go to www.archerytrade.org.

About Bushnell

Bushnell, a Vista Outdoor brand, has been the industry leader in high-performance sports optics for more than 65 years. Our guiding principle is to provide the highest quality, most reliable and affordable sports optics products on the market. And, our commitment to outstanding customer service and strong retailer partnerships is unmatched. Bushnell boasts leading market share in all of the sports optics categories, and our products have consistently won design and performance awards. Our product lines enhance the enjoyment of every outdoor pursuit from spectator sports, nature study, hunting, fishing and birding to stargazing. For news and information, visit www.bushnell.com

Posted in Laser Based Technologies | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

2020 SHOT Show Invitation

White River Knife & Tool

Cordially invites you to visit with John, Susan, John Jr. and Matt Cammenga, the knife crafting family and founders of White River Knife & Tool at booth 1114 at the 2020 SHOT Show. Drop by and check out their line of near custom beautifully designed and finished knives made in the United States fromONLY American made materials.

The fit finish and design of these high-tech material knives is, well to be honest, perfect to include leather stropped razor-sharp blades made from today’s finest hi-tech steel. Be sure to ask them about steel technology and their various handle materials.

A visit at the White River booth will prove well worth your time.

booth 1114 (lower level)

White River Knife & Tool

Posted in Knives and Tools, SHOT SHOW 2020 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Tasmanian Tiger Introduces the TT Vest Base Plus MKII and TT Trooper Back Plate

Visit Tasmanian Tiger® at the 2020 Shot Show, Booth 20563/663

The new adjustable, lightweight tactical vest is armor plate ready and customizable. The backplate carrier is an extension of the TT Chest Rig MKII.


Miramar, Fla. (January 2020)Tasmanian Tiger®, a tactical nylon line of products distributed exclusively for the US market by Proforce Equipment, Inc., announces the new TT Vest Base Plus MKII, a lightweight, adjustable tactical vest, armor plate and accessory-ready.

Made from durable 700 denier Cordura® with a mesh material front and only weighing in at 25 ounces (720g), the TT Vest Base Plus MKII is length and width adjustable and has rubberized padded shoulder straps that also are length adjustable for all-day comfort and a perfect fit. The front has a fold-away compartment for a ballistic SAPI (30 x 25cm) panel and an insert for an additional armor plate on the back. There are plenty of options for customization with the addition of pouches and accessories on the TT Vest Base Plus MKII starting with MOLLE on the front, back, and side panels. Additionally, there is a zip compartment on the front. The vest is easy to take off and on and is lightweight and comfortable enough for wearing while traveling. Available in black, olive, and coyote for an MSRP of $139.00 (armor plates or accessory pouches not included).

Another new plate carrier is the TT Trooper Back Plate, an extension that attaches to the TT Chest Rig MKII. The Trooper Back Plate clips on the back of the Chest Rig MKII to support the back-armor plate and additional gear. The adaptable suspension system keeps the weight balanced on the body and secure, even during active movement. It has MOLLE on the sides for the addition of extra pouches and features four hook-and-loop closure pouches for additional gear or magazines. The TT Trooper Back Plate comes in black, olive, coyote, and MultiCam with an MSRP of $89.95 (MultiCam MSRP is $99.95).

Click to see the 2020 Tasmanian Tiger digital catalog here.

All sales inquiries can be directed to tt@tasmaniantigerusa.com.

About Tasmanian Tiger®:

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

Posted in Load Bearing, SHOT SHOW 2020 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Big Horn Armory to Exhibit at the 2020 SHOT Show

All of BHA’s popular big-bore firearms will be on display at 3DEO Metal 3D Printing’s Booth no. 52104 during the 2020 SHOT Show, to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 21 – 24, 2020.

Cody, Wyo. (January 2020)Big Horn Armory (BHA), makers of big-bore firearms, will be exhibiting all of its most popular big-bore firearms at 3DEO Metal 3D Printing’s booth no. 52104 at the SHOT Week Supplier Showcase during the 2020 SHOT Show, to held in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 21 – 24, 2020. The

SHOT Week Supplier Showcase will be held Jan. 20 – 21, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Palazzo Ballroom, 5th Floor in the Venetian Hotel Meeting Rooms. The SHOT Week Supplier Showcase is a dedicated event for suppliers to present their products to shooting, hunting, and outdoor manufacturers.

BHA is not your average gun manufacturer. Founded in 2008 with the goal of designing a Browning type lever action gun, chambered in 500 Smith & Wesson Magnum, they build guns that give them a reason to jump out of bed in the morning, and for them, that means the bigger the better. The first gun to start shipping in Sept. 2012 was the Model 89. The design closely follows the work of Browning, with some modern metallurgy and machining techniques. BHA was so enamored with the power of the 500 Smith & Wesson in a rifle, that they decided to keep going big with their latest project, the AR500. Whether it’s packing 36,800 ft. lbs. of energy in a lever-action, or building the most powerful AR on the market, BHA’s goal is to give the customer the biggest bang for his or her buck.

The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) is the largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries. It is the world’s premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics, and related products and services. The SHOT Show attracts buyers from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. More than 58,000 industry professionals packed the aisles in 2019.

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.

Posted in SHOT SHOW 2020, Weapon systems | Tagged , | Leave a comment

AmmoSquared’s Dan Morton on GunGuyTV

GunGuyTV CEO, Joel Persinger, dives deep into how AmmoSquared’s business model makes sense in today’s digital age.

Boise, Idaho (January 2020) AmmoSquared Inc., the subscription service and online ammunition management company, was featured on GunGuyTV in podcast episode 64.

GunGuyTV CEO and host, Joel Persinger, spoke with AmmoSquared CEO Dan Morton on how an ammunition subscription works and why online ammunition management has benefits beyond traditional methods of buying and storing ammo. As Morton mentions in the beginning of the interview, AmmoSquared was founded on a similar principle to a 401K – being able to put a little bit of money away every month to purchase ammunition. Morton went on to explain how customers purchase in small amounts, accumulate ammo over time and track ammunition online via the member dashboard. Customers can also exchange calibers and set up automated shipping times. All in an effort to make buying and storing ammunition more convenient.

The subject of California and its ammunition regulations are also discussed. California residents will be happy to know AmmoSquared works with California customers to purchase and ship ammunition. While they still need to ship to an FFL Dealer, unlike traditional online purchase options, California customers can accumulate ammunition over time through AmmoSquared then get a single large shipment.

Morton and Persinger discussed AmmoSquared’s new push to upgrade their current technology making AmmoSquared the first-of-its-kind online ammo management and exchange platform. AmmoSquared’s Wefunder campaign was broken down for listeners with Morton explaining that unlike most crowdfunding opportunities, since this is an equity crowdfund, investors receive stock in AmmoSquared and can participate in the company’s efforts to grow the business. AmmoSquared’s new platform will allow customers to change accumulated calibers via a click of a button. “The new AmmoSquared technology will allow you to accumulate and exchange calibers with just a few clicks, allowing you a huge amount of flexibility and convenience. Right now, this feature is available, but only through email,” Morton added.

The podcast wrapped up on the subject of why the concept of AmmoSquared works. By budgeting money every month, a customer can accumulate a variety of calibers over time and have it all shipped when ready. For example, this allows customers wanting high-priced or hard to find ammunition, to pay over time and not experience a price sting or a lack of available ammunition when going to the store. Also, because ammunition is accumulated over time, a large ammunition price increase run will not affect what is already in a customer’s AmmoSquared’s inventory, thus saving the customer money long term.

The interview has been published on the podcast. You’ll find it in video form here:

You can find the syndicated audio version of the podcast on iHeartRadio, Spotify and many other places. Here is quick search with links: https://www.google.com/search?q=gunguytv+firearms+podcast&oq=gunguytv+firearms+podcast&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60l3.5351j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

About AmmoSquared Inc.:

Started in 2015 as an LLC by husband and wife team Dan and Danielle Morton, the company incorporated in July 2019 as a Delaware C-Corp and brought on Chris Corriveau as CTO and Clay Knight as Head of Design. The company has generated over $1m in revenue to date through its innovative ammo subscription service. Plans are underway to build AmmoSquared 2.0 – a next-generation digital ammunition exchange platform that will allow customers a new approach to purchasing, exchanging, and managing ammunition online.

For company info visit: ammosquared.com

Posted in Ammunition | Tagged , | Leave a comment