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The Beazit Show – ATF Agent teaches legal differences between weapons

April 21st, 2021

So as you can see, there’s absolutely no issues with how firearms are classified under ATF regulations. Pretty cut and dry.

Give the creator’s site a visit, while you’re at it: https://www.firearmsunknown.com/

SnowCinda MP7A1 Dart Blaster

April 7th, 2021

Straight from the Far East where intellectual property is merely a suggestion comes this tacticool Frankenstein’s Monster of a dart blaster, SnowCinda’s MP7A1. Looking virtually nothing like its
namesake, the “MP7A1” most blatantly features both a front sight and a magazine that were ripped straight from the lastest Magpul catalog. However, what this blaster is lacking in originality it makes up for in its feature set. Powered by a single rechargeable battery which provides up to 7 hours of use, the SnowCinda MP7A1 features three firing modes: single, 3 round burst, and “multiple bursts”, and can fire darts out to 35 feet. The not-PMAG features a 12 dart capacity, and the entire set comes with 50 standard darts and 50 suction cup darts, and is compatable with standard NERF darts, per the product page.

You also gotta love the “MP5K” variant, which looks vaguely more like a Specter M4 than its namesake.

You can get both of the blasters straight off Amazon: www.amazon.com/SnowCinda-Electric-Darts-Blasters-Refill/dp/B08TBW2XJ6

NATO STANDARDIZES FN’S 5.7X28MM CALIBER

March 3rd, 2021

(McLean, VA – March 1, 2021) FN America, LLC is pleased to announce that the FN-designed 5.7x28mm caliber has been standardized by NATO. The caliber was designed in the late 1980s for use with the FN P90® and FN Five-seveN® pistol. With almost three decades of trusted use, the FN 5.7x28mm continues to leverage the groundbreaking design to improve range, accuracy and terminal performance from small arms. As NATO adds the FN 5.7x28mm to their standard small caliber ammunition portfolio, FN proudly continues its long legacy of small arm innovation as it enhances service to civilians, law enforcement, and militaries across the globe.

In a continuous effort to promote interchangeability of all small caliber ammunition used by allied armed forces, NATO has recently finalized the standardization process of the FN®-designed 5.7x28mm caliber by approving the standardization agreement (STANAG) 4509.

The 5.7x28mm caliber is now integrated into the Multi-Caliber Manual Of Proof and Inspection (AEP-97) and joins the standardized NATO small caliber ammunition portfolio, along with the 9x19mm NATO, the 5.56x45mm NATO, the 7.62x51mm NATO and the 12.7x99mm NATO (also widely known as the .50 caliber).

As a NATO standardized caliber, the 5.7x28mm provides armies with the guarantee of interchangeability between ammunition from different manufacturers and operational efficiency in weapons of this caliber.

Coming after the FN®-designed 5.56x45mm and 7.62x51mm calibers which were standardized by NATO in 1957 and 1981 respectively, this new NATO standardization confirms FN Herstal’s leading position as a designer and manufacturer of small caliber weapon-ammunition systems. It also reinforces the company’s strategy and dedication to provide modern-day armed forces and security forces all across the world with the best performing and efficient small caliber ammunition concepts and designs.

To learn more about FN’s 5.7-chambered firearms or other FN products, please visit www.fnamerica.com.

NERF Rival Curve Shot Blasters

February 9th, 2021

As far as comic book movie adaptions go, 2008’s ‘Wanted’ is about as in-name-only and middling as you can get, but at least it had one memorable aspect to it: the bullet curving practiced by the film’s assassins sect. NERF’s upcoming Rival Curve Shot blaster line looks to replicate this bit of Hollywood ridiculousness, with a series of blasters that are able to impart spin on the Rival line spherical projectiles. Consisting of three blasters: the Flex XXI-100, Sideswipe XXI-1200, and Helix XXI-2000 (seen above), the magic of the Curve Shot line lies in the muzzle device, which features a small internal tab that can be rotated to various angles. Once the projectile passes through the muzzle the tab imparts spin on it, allowing it to curve left, right, or down depending on how its set; a neutral position is also available to allow the rounds to shoot straight. The projectiles are able to achieve speeds of up to 90 feet per second, so goggles are recommended.

The Flex and Sideswipe will be available in stores starting March 1, while the Helix is reportedly a Target exclusive and will be made available starting in August.
nerf.hasbro.com/en-us/rival

STREAMLIGHT LAUNCHES LASER VERSIONS OF RAIL MOUNT LIGHTS

January 21st, 2021

Rail-Mount Tactical Laser Lighting Systems Fit Long Guns, Deliver up to 1,000 Lumens

EAGLEVILLE, PA, January 21, 2021 – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, introduced the TLR® RM 1 Laser and TLR® RM 2 Laser tactical lighting systems for long guns. Packaged as a system, each rail mounted light features independently operating push-button and remote pressure switches; the kit provides everything users need to mount to long guns. Also available in light-only models, the TLR RM 1 Laser and the TLR RM 2 Laser deliver 500 and 1,000 lumens, respectively.

“The TLR RM 1 and 2 Laser versions offer a precise red aiming laser for tactical and military users, along with a convenient mode select toggle switch,” said Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah. “They also deliver a powerful beam with extensive range and solid, good peripheral coverage.”

The rail mount systems include an ergonomically friendly, multi-function tail switch, along with a remote switch input option. The remote switch is designed to exit the weapon at a 90º angle, improving wire routing to preserve rail space. The lights feature three modes: Laser only, LED illumination only or both, operated by the new side toggle switch. The facecap offers a ‘Safe off’ feature to prevent unintentional activation.

The new models are designed to quickly and securely attach to any long gun with a MIL Standard 1913 or NATO Rail, without the need for hands in front of the muzzle. The lights offer highly accurate sight repeatability when remounting. Each light includes a key kit to securely fit the light onto a broad array of weapons.

The lights each feature the latest in power LED technology, and include a custom TIR optic that produces a concentrated beam with optimum peripheral illumination. The TLR RM 1 Laser offers 500 lumens, 5,000 candela and a beam distance of 140 meters; the TLR RM 2 Laser provides 1,000 lumens and 10,000 candela with a 200-meter beam distance. The lights also include a selectable strobe feature.

The TLR RM 1 Laser includes one (1) 3 volt CR123A lithium battery, measures 3.2 inches in length and weighs 2.97 ounces. The TLR RM 2 Laser includes two (2) 3-volt CR123A lithium batteries, is 4.6 inches long and weighs 4.95 ounces. Both feature 1.5 hours of continuous run time and three hours on strobe.

IPX4-rated for water-resistant operation, the TLR RM 1 and TLR RM 2 Lasers are constructed with durable anodized machined aircraft aluminum with an impact-resistant Borofloat® glass lens.

Available in black, the TLR RM 1 and TLR RM 2 Laser Lighting Systems have MSRPs of $398.00 and $415.00, respectively. The TLR RM 1 and TLR RM 2 Laser Light-Only models have MSRPs of $360.00 and $378.00 respectively. Each comes with Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.

www.streamlight.com

The Edge of Performance is Here | Introducing the FN 509 LS Edge

January 11th, 2021

(McLean, VA – January 11, 2021) Introducing the FN 509 LS Edge™, the ultimate tactical pistol designed by FN to give users every advantage in the most demanding environments. From the front lines to the range, this factory-tuned 9mm Long Slide delivers cutting edge performance. When split seconds make the difference, the FN 509 LS Edge provides the advantage of a fully customized firearm, right out of the box.

“FN’s commitment to developing performance-driven products has reached a new level with the FN 509 LS Edge,” said Mark Cherpes, CEO for FN America, LLC. “The foundation of unmatched FN craftsmanship and battle-proven reliability combined with expert counsel from professional users, allowed us to develop the most advanced FN 509 pistol to date.”

Building on the proven FN 509 platform, FN teamed with tier one operators and world champion pistol shooters, to strategically enhance and purposely combine critical components of the new FN 509 LS Edge. The end result is a handgun that delivers superior versatility, accuracy, control and speed.

Versatility

The FN Low-Profile Optics-Mounting System™, combined with the green fiber optic front sight, allows users to run iron sights and a co-witnessed miniature red dot optic. Quickly mounting a favorite MRD is enabled with four included optic mounting plates. The midsized frame gives users the feel of a full-sized pistol that can still be comfortably concealed. An ambidextrous slide stop and two interchangeable backstraps allow users to further customize the FN 509 LS Edge, matching any hand size.

Accuracy

The five-inch hammer-forged target-crowned barrel delivers unmatched accuracy. With the 6.7-inch Long Slide bearing a 0.040” fiber optic front sight, the extended sight picture improves target acquisition and tracking. Additionally, the green fiber optic front sight co-witnesses with a micro red dot, users instinctively acquire a sight picture after their draw. The duty-rated, flat-faced trigger breaks cleanly at 90 degrees and features a reduced pull weight of around four to five pounds.

Control

Achieving the ideal balance, the 509 LS Edge’s lightening-cut Long Slide compliments the graphite anodized base plates and flared aluminum magazine well, resulting in a flat shooting pistol that racks faster, recovers instantly and tracks perfectly. Maximum control is gained with the frame’s full-height stippling, ensuring a full-contact 360-degree grip, locking into the hands under fire to reduce muzzle flip and control recoil.

Speed

The short take up and positive reset of the flat-faced trigger allows for speedy follow-up shots, while the green fiber optic front sight enables faster target acquisitions and transitions between shots. The flared, graphite anodized aluminum magazine well and weighted base plates of the 17-round magazines make for lightning-fast reloads, getting you back on target faster than ever.

The FN 509 LS Edge, part of a performance-driven series of firearms bearing the FN name, is shipping to an FN dealer near you. Gain an edge and learn more about the FN 509 LS Edge by visiting www.fnamerica.com/edgeseries.

PRIMARY ARMS® OPTICS ANNOUNCES NEW SLX MD-20 MICRO RED DOT SIGHT

January 1st, 2021

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Primary Arms Optics has announced the release of a new budget-friendly micro red dot: the SLx MD-20 (MPN: 810023). The SLx MD-20 improves on previous micro dots with an enhanced emitter, which provides an ultra-bright reticle with a 50,000-hour runtime on medium settings. Priced at $149.99, the SLx MD-20 Microdot is now available and shipping to customers.

Primary Arms Optics was founded on building better budget-friendly red dots, and the SLx MD-20 represents the latest technologies and innovations. The MD-20 is part of Primary Arms’ SLx product line, which built their reputation for innovation, reliability, and value. All SLx optics undergo rigorous field-testing during development to best serve customers in any environment, and the MD-20 goes one step further by integrating all new technologies like AutoLive™, Primary Arms’ motion-controlled illumination system. Combined with a durable aluminum body, 50,000-hour battery life, a zero-parallax lens, and an ultra-bright emitter with night vision (NV) compatibility, the SLx MD-20 brings premium performance to a budget-friendly price point.
“Early in 2020, we retired one of our best-selling red dots, MD-ADS. The time has come to replace it with the all new MD-20,” says Terry Mears, Primary Arms’ Director of Product Marketing. “This time, we’ve included a super bright high efficiency LED that provides daylight bright illumination among the 11 push button settings. Users will be impressed to find that even at the brightest setting, the sight picture is clean with no reflection or glare.”
www.pawholesale.com/primary-arms-slx-md-20-advanced-push-button-20mm-micro-red-dot-sight

Star Wars The Black Series Mandalorian Darksaber Force FX Elite Lightsaber

December 21st, 2020

In these trying times of ours, the last thing many people are thinking of is spending money on a high-priced replica lightsaber, however if you’re going to, it might as well be a replica of the Darksaber. Hasbro has adapted this iconic Star Wars weapon into a collectable under their Black Series line, and it’s seriously cool. The Black Series Darksaber consists of a full-metal grip and black blade with white LED blade edge. Like other lightsabers in the Black series, the Darksaber features authentic sound effects, including power up and down, battle clash effects, and motion-sensor-controlled idle hum. Plus, it’s the first ever Black series lightsaber to feature a rechargeable battery.

This particular collectable is proving to be quite the hot commodity. It’s already sold out on the official Hasbro product page, and other retailers are showing no available stock, but if you manage to get a hold of one, good on you.

Also, it’s worth mentioning that this product is up for pre-order, and will ship sometime in August 2021.

hasbropulse.com/collections/new/products/star-wars-the-black-series-mandalorian-darksaber-force-fx-elite-lightsaber

SB Tactical: Proposed ATF Regulations Nothing More Than Registration Scheme

December 17th, 2020

Bradenton, Fla. (December 17, 2020) – SB Tactical® learned on December 16 of the ATF’s plan to publish their proposed ‘Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with Stabilizing Braces’ guidance on www.federalregister.gov/d/2020-27857, which will be open for comment on Friday, December 18, 2020 until January 1, 2021.

Our hope was that ATF would finally take transparent action to provide clear criteria for brace equipped pistols, that would give manufacturers and consumers a way to see if products met ATF’s shifting expectations. Instead, the document is a thinly veiled blueprint for the largest firearm registration–and ultimately potentially confiscation– scheme in U.S. history.

The factors identified by the ATF for its possible use in classification include type, caliber, weight and length, how the gun is marketed, length of pull, sights and scopes, peripheral accessories mounted, and rear surface area of the brace, among others. While the factors listed are arbitrary and open-ended, the truly onerous part of the proposal is that no definitions of the factors are provided.

The grotesque inadequacies of this document render this “guidance” worse than meaningless. By stating that “no single factor or combination of factors is necessarily dispositive,” the regulated public is left guessing. Which calibers are ok? What is the weight or length of pull limit? What accessories can be mounted on a pistol? By failing to define the criteria, the ATF is codifying its holistic “we’ll know it when we see it” approach to determinations that create confusion and serve as little more than a power grab. It does nothing other than create uncertainty and confirm that ATF does not want to be held accountable. It claims limitless power to assess products under a “holistic” approach that gives the agency maximum discretion and Americans minimum protection.

This proposed guidance says that it does not have the effect and force of law . . . yet. SB Tactical®, in conjunction with the Firearms Regulatory Accountability Coalition, Inc., (FRAC), and the National Rifle Association, will continue to work tirelessly with congressional leadership, the White House, and the Department of Justice to ensure that legal gun owners’ rights and the rights of manufacturers are not in jeopardy. We believe that the White House is considering weighing in on this issue, but they will not do so unless we make our voices heard. The time is now to come together as a community of gun owners, retailers, and manufacturers to demand that President Trump preserve our Second Amendment rights.

This is our last chance to get this administration to intervene. We strongly urge you to contact the White House to demand they take swift action to stop and reverse ATF’s efforts to issue arbitrary and capricious decisions affecting millions of legal gun owners.

One-Click Link to Contact the White House, DOJ, and your Congressional representatives:

o www.fracaction.org/contact-officials

White House Comment Line:

o (202) 456-1111 / Email

Donate to FRAC, the organization that is standing up against the ATF’s arbitrary and capricious determinations:

o secure.fracaction.org/donate

Additionally, once the guidance formally posts to the Federal Register on Friday, December 18, we encourage you to submit commentary to the ATF and express your frustration and confusion. This is important to ensure a full record before the agency and any later court that reviews this issue. But, because the ATF seems to want to limit participation in this proceeding, it has created complicated rules and deadlines. To submit comments in the DOJ proceeding you will need to follow the instructions below. Comments that do not follow the below instructions, will not be considered.

DUE DATE: Written comments must be postmarked by, and electronic comments must be submitted on or before January 1, 2021 by midnight Eastern time.

INSTRUCTIONS: All submissions received must include the agency name (ATF) and docket number (ATP 2020R-10). All properly completed comments received will be posted without change to the Federal eRulemaking portal, www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Comments must have a full name, mailing address, and signature.

Commenters who do not want their name or other personal identifying information posted on the Internet should submit comments by mail or facsimile, along with a separate cover sheet containing their personal identifying information. Both the cover sheet and comment must reference this docket number (ATP 2020R-10).

Comments that contain excessive profanity will not be considered or responded to.

SUBMISSIONS: Starting December 18, you may submit comments in one of three ways:

1. Online-Federal eRulemaking Portal: ATF recommends that you submit your comments to ATF via the Federal eRulemaking portal at www.federalregister.gov/d/2020-27857 and follow the instructions. Please keep the comment tracking number that is provided after you have successfully uploaded your comment.

2. Mail:

Written comments must:

a. Appear in minimum 12-point font size (.17inches)

b. Include the commenter’s first and last name and full mailing address

c. Be signed

Send written comments to the following address:

Office of Regulatory Affairs, Enforcement Programs and Services, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

ATTN: ATF 2020R-J0

Mail Stop 6N- 518

99 New York Ave. NE

Washington, DC 20226

3. Facsimile:

Faxed comments must:

a. Be legible and appear in minimum 12-point font size (.17 inches) b. Be on 81?2″x11″paper

c. Include the commenter’s first and last name and full mailing address

d. Be signed

e. Be no more than five pages long

Flex Tac – Flex Micro Chest Rig

December 8th, 2020

Finally, the Gucci chest rig you’ve been clamoring for! Ok, truthfully it’s not Gucci; it’s Louis Vuitton, but same pedigree, right?

Anyway, the Flex Micro Chest Rig from Flex Tac is designed for when you just have to flex on ’em. Made of fabric with the premium fashion brand marking your girlfriend tries to browbeat you into buying for her, it’s still a fightin’ rig at heart: made with Duraflex and ITW compatible buckles, nylon webbing and threads, it’s designed to interface with most industry standard plate carriers. Basically, this baby’s just as at home in a conflict zone as any Parisian runway, but that’s just being redundant.

This particular package includes:

  • 1x Micro Chest Rig Chassis W/ “H” Harness and 1′ waist strap
  • 2x Left & Right Wingman Pouch
  • 1x Lower Abdomen Utility Pouch
  • 1x 3 Cell 556 Elastic Insert
  • 1x 2 Cell 9mm Insert
  • Also, we feel it’s important to address this: calling this rig Gucci was half-right, because you’re not just stuck with LV fabric… you can also pick either Gucci or Burberry if Louis Vuitton just ain’t your thing.

    Made to order with a 3-week lead time.

    You can pre-order your own Flex Micro Chest Rig at flextac.myshopify.com/collections/chest-rigs/products/flex-micro-chest-rig-pre-order.

    Mission First Tactical (MFT) Introduces the MFT Battlelink™ Aluminum Minimalist Stock

    December 2nd, 2020

    The MFT Battlelink™ Aluminum Minimalist Stock is the lightest collapsible aluminum stock of its kind available today, while still maintaining the strength and dependability you rely on.

    Horsham, Pa. (December 2020) – Mission First Tactical, LLC (MFT™), a leader in USA-made rifle/carbine accessories, is proud to introduce the MFT Battlelink™ Aluminum Minimalist Stock. It is the lightest collapsible aluminum stock of its kind on the market, while still maintaining the strength and dependability you rely on. Manufactured from 6061-T6 Aluminum, billet and extruded hard coat anodized to MILSPEC, the stock is completely adaptable to the needs of the environment and operation by utilizing custom accessory mounts, interchangeable butt plates, and accommodating a new custom sling configuration. All done without sacrificing any of the functional requirements.

    The Battlelink Aluminum Minimalist Stock is a slide-on replacement for a collapsible buttstock. The angled, non-slip, checkered buttpad allows for faster presentation, even when donning body armor. It has rear-mounted sling slots with single point mount points, with the Quick Detach Sling mounting point positioned for optimum usage, including ambidextrous shooters. It comes equipped with a MILSPEC Buffer Tube Spec size 1.148” diameter receiver extensions, a removable butt plate for interchangeable configurations, and the upper section provides an enhanced cheek weld. Available in Black with an MSRP of $179.99.

    Battlelink Aluminum Minimalist Stock Specifications:

    Model Number: BMSMIL-MTL
    Weight: 8.8 oz.
    Height: 5.13”
    Width: 1.465”
    Length: 6.8”
    Aluminum Type: 6061-T6
    MSRP: $179.99

    Mission First Tactical Battlelink Aluminum Minimalist Stocks come with a Lifetime Warranty. For more information on Mission First Tactical, visit www.missionfirsttactical.com.

    Shellback Tactical Stars and Stripes Plate Carrier

    November 17th, 2020

    Shellback Tactical is offering a chance to show off your patriotic side with their Star and Stripes Plate Carrier. Constructed of 500D nylon, the Stars and Stripes carrier is sized to hold 10×12 ballistic plates, while the cummberbund can accept 13.75″ x 5.5″ soft armor inserts. The integrated kangaroo mag pouch accepts 3 STANAG magazines, while integrated PALS webbing throughout allows for the attachment of additional pouches.

    This is a pre-order item, and is expected to start shipping December 4th.

    www.shellbacktactical.com/shellback-tactical-stars-and-stripes-plate-carrier-preorder

    MasterPiece Arms (MPA) Unveils the MPA AR9 PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine)

    November 5th, 2020

    Designed specifically for superior reliability and maximum accuracy by competition shooters for all-out performance, the MPA AR9 PCC is still capable of in-home personal defense and other tactical situations.

    Comer, Ga. (November 2020) – MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA BA Rifles and Chassis Systems, is pleased to introduce the MasterPiece Arms AR9 PCC (Pistol Caliber Carbine). Specifically designed for superior reliability and maximum accuracy, the AR9 PCC still retains the familiar handling and controls of the AR platform. This outstanding carbine was designed by competition shooters for maximum performance but is still capable of in-home personal defense and other tactical situations. The AR9 PCC is the first release from MPA’s recent product line acquisition from CK Arms.

    The MPA design team has designed the MPA AR9 PCC lower receiver to be compatible with the GLOCK pattern magazines in 9mm. The new 7075 billet-machined aluminum receiver models also accept standard AR accessories like furniture, triggers, charging handles, buttstocks, and optics, and incorporate an integral trigger guard and flared magwell for fast reloading.

    The MPA AR9 PCC closed-bolt blowback operating system is soft shooting and reliable with a wide variety of 9mm loads and exhibits flawless feeding with all common pistol bullet profiles, including hollow point and ball ammunition. The AR9 PCC proprietary bolt carrier group with heavy duty claw extractor and plunger ejector is tuned for exceptional reliability and has been optimized in weight for less reciprocating mass, which equals a flatter and softer shooting platform.

    During the test and evaluation process, multiple buffers and recoil systems were tested and evaluated. MPA chose the best performing combination that enhanced the shootability of the rifle that puts it a tier above the competition. The AR9 PCC is also an excellent suppressor host with minimal gas blowback and enhanced accuracy over the other designs. Like all of its rifle products, MPA uses 416R SS match-grade button-rifled 1-10” twist 9mm barrels to ensure that the AR9 PCC meets MPA’s stringent quality and accuracy requirements.

    MPA AR9 PCC Specifications:

    Billet machined lower from 7075 aluminum
    Caliber specific upper with a flared ejection port
    Hard coat black anodized (type 3) and Cerakoted
    Enhanced magwell for easy magazine loading
    16” lightweight 416R stainless steel barrel, 1:10 Twist
    Anodized low profile handguard and buffer tube
    Multi-port steel Cerakoted compensator
    Optimized buffer and recoil system
    Machined aluminum S2 Grip
    Match grade accuracy
    Suppressor ready
    ½-36 TPI muzzle threads
    Competition ready
    Adjustable buttstock
    GLOCK style 17 round Magpul magazine included (PMAG17 GL9)
    Rifle Weight 6.25 lbs.
    Available in black, blue, red, and green
    MPA Lifetime Warranty
    MSRP $1,499.99

    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.

    RIP Sean Connery

    October 31st, 2020

    Today, famed actor Sean Connery died, aged 90, at his home in Nassau in the Bahamas. Although best known for being the first actor to portray James Bond on screen — a total of seven times, starting with 1962’s Dr. No, and ending with 1983’s Never Say Never Again — he’s also portrayed myriad characters of film and television in a career spanning 1954 through 2012, including Zed from 1974’s Zardoz, one of his more unique rolls (seen above).

    We here at Tactical Fanboy thank Sean Connery for his years of on-screen badassery, and hope he’s now in a better place.

    PRIMARY ARMS OPTICS RELEASES NEW GLx 4-16x50mm FFP RIFLE SCOPE WITH ACSS APOLLO 6.5CR/.224V RETICLE

    October 19th, 2020

    HOUSTON, TEXAS – Primary Arms Optics has released a brand new long-range precision optic designed for use with 6.5 Creedmoor and .224 Valkyrie cartridges: the GLx 4-16x50mm FFP Rifle Scope with ACSS Apollo 6.5CR/.224V Reticle [MPN: 610116]. This scope is part of Primary Arms’ GLx line, which brings premium technology and materials into an approachable price range. This is the first GLx rifle scope to feature the proven ACSS Apollo reticle, which provides instantaneous firing solutions for 6.5 Creedmoor, one of the most popular long-range cartridges, as well as .224 Valkyrie.

    Available now for $699.99, the GLx 4-16x50mm FFP Rifle Scope has earned a stellar reputation for its performance at long range, and the release of the ACSS Apollo reticle will be a major draw for fans of the 6.5 Creedmoor and .224 Valkyrie cartridges. With build-in target ranging, range-adjusted wind holds from 5mph to 20mph, and a finely tuned first-focal plane BDC, the ACSS Apollo is one of the fastest long-distance reticles on the market, allowing for quick corrections while moving between targets hundreds of yards apart. Even at close range, the Apollo’s infinitely precise center chevron allows for unerring precision with a clear point of impact. In addition to the BDC, the ACSS Apollo features an integrated MIL system for MIL/MIL exact firing solutions.

    This reticle is backed with a cutting-edge optic that allows for full effectiveness, even in adverse conditions. The GLx 4-16x50mm FFP Rifle Scope is relatively lightweight at 23.5oz, while the 50mm objective lens offers superior clarity with premium low-dispersion glass. GLx scopes are also known for their locking, zero-resettable turrets, which feature steel-on-steel adjustment rings for true lifetime durability. GLx turrets track with exceptional accuracy, and each click is crisp and predictable for making fine adjustments. Combined with the reticle’s center chevron and supporting MIL sections, this optic allows for quick holds or precise adjustment as necessary.

    “The GLx 4-16x50mm FFP Rifle Scope is one of our best-selling long-range scopes, and the inclusion of ACSS Apollo helps bring it to the next level,” says Terry Mears, Primary Arms’ Director of Product Marketing. “As 6.5 Creedmoor and .224 Valkyrie continue to grow in popularity, we expect this scope to become a fast favorite for those looking to improve their agility and precision at extended distances.”

    This new optic is now available for $699.99 from Primary Arms’ retail site and other authorized Primary Arms Optics dealers.

    SIG AIR and Evike Manufacturing Group Announce Exclusive Collaboration Agreement

    October 8th, 2020

    NEWINGTON, N.H., (October 1, 2020) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce that its SIG AIR Division has officially joined forces with Evike Manufacturing Group (EMG) for future product development, and continued product distribution of SIG AIR airgun and airsoft products in the U.S. through Evike.com.

    “This exciting collaboration between SIG AIR and EMG is a result of the increasing popularity and demand we are seeing in the marketplace for SIG AIR airguns and airsoft products,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “This new partnership with EMG will allow us to increase our product development capabilities allowing us to bring more SIG AIR products to consumers worldwide.”

    The SIG AIR product line includes a series of traditional CO2 pellet and BB rifles and pistols, that are designed to imitate the look, weight, balance, and handling characteristics of their traditional firearms counterparts. Additionally, SIG AIR offers a line of training products with the PROFORCE line of airsoft pistols, rifles, and accessories. Designed and developed from the ground up to deliver a realistic training experience that allows the user access to achieve a new level of performance potential.

    “The team at Evike.com and EMG are excited for the opportunity to join forces with SIG AIR to create new products, expand the SIG AIR product line, and provide a new dealer experience for SIG AIR products,” added Evike Chang, CEO of Evike.com and President of EMG, Inc. “We are completely aligned with the SIG SAUER brand to bring the best-in-class airgun and airsoft experience to the SIG AIR product line.”

    For more information about SIG AIR products visit sigsauer.com.

    Safariland Introduces the New Impulse Range Kit for Complete Protection

    September 30th, 2020

    ONTARIO, California – Safariland®, a brand of The Safariland Group, a leading global provider of safety products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, announced the expansion of its popular Impulse product line. The newest addition, the Impulse Range Kit, provides adaptable, complete protection by combining its Foam Impulse Hearing Protection, Ultra Compact Earmuffs and HD Flex Protective Eyewear into one convenient package.

    Safariland’s new Impulse Range Kit ($39.99 MSRP) brings two proven methods of hearing protection together for the first time. The new Foam Impulse earbuds reduce sound levels by up to 38dB and provide 13dB of continuous sound reduction. The Impulse filter technology in each foam earbud cuts dangerous noise levels while still allowing speech and audio to be heard clearly.

    For indoor ranges or areas where noise levels are more persistent, the Ultra Compact Earmuffs will provide 20dB of constant protection and can be comfortably worn over the Impulse Foam earbuds.

    The Impulse Range Kit also provides protection for eyes by including Safariland’s HD Flex Protective Eyewear lenses made of fog-proof, scratch-resistant polycarbonate. The wrap-around lens design offers multi-directional protection and the rubber nose bridge and adjustable earpieces allow for a secure and comfortable fit.

    “The Impulse Range Kit has quickly become one of my favorite shooting accessories. Whether I’m at an indoor or outdoor range, the two layers of hearing protection and the wrap-around eyewear keep me well protected.” Pro Shooter, Rob Leatham said. “And the filter technology in the Foam Impulse earbuds shields me from harmful sounds while allowing me to clearly hear my buddies talking to me while we’re out on the range.”

    About Safariland Communication Products

    Safariland manufactures high-performance, custom communication headsets, audio solutions, and commercial off-the-shelf communications products. Today’s product line grew out of the highly regarded Tactical Communications Industries TCI brand, founded in 1996 by a group of law enforcement professionals with extensive experience in tactical training and mission work. Safariland brand is part of The Safariland Group. Established in 1964, the Safariland® brand has earned worldwide renown and a leadership position in the industry for its technologically advanced holsters, body armor and communications to the law enforcement, military, concealment and competitive sporting markets.

    For more information, please visit www.safariland.com.

    About The Safariland Group

    The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland® Armor, Duty Gear and Communications, Bianchi®, Defense Technology®, Break Free®, Hatch®, Med-Eng®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives®”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.

    For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit www.safariland.com.

    SIG AIR Reflex Sight Now Shipping

    September 22nd, 2020

    NEWINGTON, N.H., (September 22, 2020) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the SIG AIR Reflex Sight is now shipping.

    Designed to fit the SIG AIR M17 pellet pistol, and SIG ProForce M17 and M18 airsoft pistol, this low profile 1x23mm reflex sight features a wide field of view and 3 MOA red dot. The manual brightness control, located on the front of the sight, has six illumination intensity settings making it easy to see the red dot in all lighting conditions. The sight features easy to use windage and elevation adjustments, and the lightweight aluminum housing and shock-proof design ensure durability.

    “The demand for carry-optics in the market amongst law enforcement and recreational shooters is strong, and with the introduction of a reflex sight for our SIG AIR product line, consumers will now have the ability to train in a variety of environments on carry-optics,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales. “The new SIG AIR Reflex Sight delivers rapid target acquisition for those training with several SIG AIR pistols and is designed to fit our future SIG AIR releases.”

    The SIG AIR Reflex Sight comes with a 1CR20 32 battery and two optic mount plates – one for airguns and one for airsoft.

    SIG AIR Reflex Sight Specifications:

    Magnification: 1x23mm
    Height: .98 in / 25mm (without picatinny mount)
    Width: 1.53 in / 39mm
    Length: 1.88 in / 48mm
    Weight: 1.41 oz / 40g
    Overall Elevation Adjustment Range: 40 MOA
    Overall Windage Adjustment Range: 40 MOA
    Battery: 1CR20 32
    Battery Life: 100 hours under max brightness/2000 hours under min brightness
    Rainproof

    MSRP: $49.99

    The SIG AIR Reflex Sight is available at retail stores and the SIG SAUER Webstore. For more information on SIG SAUER Airguns and products visit sigsauer.com.

    The SIG AIR Reflex Sight is applicable to select airgun and airsoft product only and is not intended for use on firearms.

    5.11 DEBUTS “CALL TO SERVICE” PODCAST

    September 17th, 2020

    Irvine, CA (September 17, 2020) – 5.11, Inc., the global innovator of purpose-built apparel, footwear and gear, has debuted a weekly podcast, “Call to Service” – Presented by 5.11. The mission of the podcast is to provide an inside look into the lives of public safety personnel and provide dialogue between professionals. Guests vary from an array of backgrounds including tactical operators, law enforcement, fire, emergency services, and active and veteran military personnel.

    5.11 as a company was built on servicing the professional community through producing end-user-tested apparel and gear that meets the needs of life’s most demanding missions. Over the years, 5.11 has introduced several other initiatives to bridge the professional and civilian communities including programs like Quiet Warrior, Everyday Hero, and in-store ABR (Always Be Ready) Academies where 5.11 provides cost-free clinics for store patrons instructed by professionals in an effort to educate guests on areas of expertise such as trauma/first aid, fitness, and concealed carry.

    “In trying to figure out a way to truly honor our first responders and frontline workers, we came to the conclusion as a team that telling their stories was the first step to doing that,” said 5.11’s Chief Marketing Officer, Debra Radcliff. “Our hope for “Call to Service” is that in learning about the professional community and what they endure on a daily basis.”

    ““Call to Service” has the opportunity to act as a platform to dive into current day trends from a larger collective of individuals,” said 5.11’s Director of Professional Marketing, Chris Skahill. “This process of sharing information between a strong mix of guests from a variety of assignments and backgrounds across regions will give visibility to different practices and comparisons allowing for opportunities for growth.”

    “Call to Service” will be hosted by 5.11’s Director of Southwest Sales, Will Ayres. Ayres has been with 5.11 for 9 years. Working across the globe for 5.11 during his tenure, Ayres has spoken with countless public safety workers and understands the hardships these individuals face on a daily basis as well as the importance that dependable gear, like 5.11’s, carries for these men and women.

    The first “Call to Service” podcast featured an interview with former US Navy SEAL and Tident Concepts, LLC President, Jeff Gonzalez, followed by ShivWorks founder and former law enforcement and SWAT officer, Craig Douglas. In the coming weeks, “Call to Service” will feature interviews with Mike Pannone, former operational member of U.S. Marine Reconnaissance, Army Special Forces (Green Beret) and 1st SFOD-D (Delta); Larry Zanoff, Israeli army combat veteran; a SWAT department from Southern California; Rick Hogg, 29-year US Army Special Operation Combat Veteran and owner of War HOGG Tactical; Ryan Starling, active San Bernardino County Firefighter and SWAT Engineer Paramedic.

    “Call to Service” episodes will be available each Thursday, and can be found on a variety of platforms, including iTunes, Google, Spotify, Podcast Addict, Podchaser, Pocket Casts, Deezer, Castbox, Amazon and iHeart.

    RIP Venture Bros

    September 8th, 2020

    According to myriad sources on the internet (so it must be true! Unfortunately, it really is true; straight from the creators’ mouths, in fact.), the long-running cartoon series Venture Bros has officially been cancelled by late night adult programming network [adult swim]. Venture Bros was first introduced to the [as] programming block with a pilot in 2003, the show debuted in earnest in 2004, and continued in a fairly sporadic manner with seasons premiering on a roughly biennial — that’s every 2 years or so — schedule. Venture Bros’ seventh, and final, season ended in late 2018, making it one of the longest lasting series on [adult swim] at 15-ish years of production(!!!). In fact, the show runners were in the process of writing the eighth season when news of the show’s cancellation broke, so they were just as surprised as anyone else.

    However, it’s not all doom and gloom. [adult swim] has expressed interest in continuing the story line as planned in some fashion, and in this age of streaming services and series revitalizations, Venture Bros could totally migrate over to a new production company. If I had to make a bet, it would probably be HBO Max, since that’s where all of the Turner-owned animated shows seem to be popping up, as of late.

    But, whatever the case, I will dearly miss the satirization of 60’s era boy adventurer and Space Age fiction that the Venture Bros. is/was, and am eager to see how the property is developed in the future.

    Lipsey’s Goes Back To Where It All Began With Retro P80 9mm Exclusive

    September 1st, 2020

    So this is actually a pretty cool announcement from Lipsey’s: an exclusive Glock Full Size 9mm pistol styled after the original Austrian Military P80 ‘Gen 1’ service pistol, complete with the accurate ‘tupperware’ case. Despite the likely limited availability of this release, the listed MSRP is only running a bit higher than the most current G17 Gen5, at $670. Yeah, that’s not a break-the-bank price for a poly handgun — especially in today’s market, where 9mm handguns are pretty scarce due to… increased market interest in firearms ownership — but those familiar with the Lipsey’s exclusive Glocks would know that it’ll also be a pain to get a hold of without paying scalper prices, since these are sure to be an ‘allocated’ item with most stores having extremely limited, if any, stock.

    Baton Rouge, La.—Lipsey’s, the nation’s premier firearms distributor, has unveiled the new Lipsey’s Exclusive GLOCK P80. A historical reproduction of the original, innovative GLOCK pistol adopted by the Austrian Army in 1982.

    In 1981, Gaston Glock assembled a team of engineers and designed his first firearm. The result was submitted to the Austrian Army pistol trials and won the contract in 1982. The Army then designated the first GLOCK as the Pistole 80. These guns were later known commercially as “G17s” and were only available in the US market for two years until the “Gen2” model was introduced in 1988. P80 marked GLOCKs were never imported into the United States.

    After its American debut as the GLOCK 17 in 1986, the simple, yet proven, mechanics and materials have remained mainly the same. The original P80 and Gen1 G17 featured non-railed frames with no finger grooves and wrap around pebble grain texturing. Lipsey’s worked with GLOCK to recreate the Gen1 single pin frame and the original flat extractor. The P80 markings are the same font used in 1982. The classic “Tupperware” style container was also re-manufactured for this edition. Each GLOCK P80 includes a commemorative overbox and certificate of authenticity.

    The new Lipsey’s Exclusive GLOCK P80 was developed to allow modern GLOCK enthusiasts to acquire a piece of the company’s unique history. The concept began with Jason Cloessner, Lipsey’s Vice President & Product Development Manager, who initiated the collaboration with GLOCK some three years ago. “I have always wanted to do a retro GLOCK pistol. GLOCK took painstaking measures to recreate the original frames and packaging to make this P80 edition as close to the original as we could get. Not only is this edition a great shooter, but it also helps tell the amazing story of how GLOCK came to be.”

    Bob Radecki, GLOCK, Inc. National Sales Manager was an instrumental partner in bringing this throwback concept to life. “GLOCK, in conjunction with Lipsey’s, is very pleased to commemorate the adoption of the GLOCK P80 by the Austrian Army with a recreation inspired by the original GLOCK Pistole 80. The P80 was GLOCK’s first pistol and was the catalyst that led to the introduction of the G17, which revolutionized the pistol market and launched GLOCK as the pistol manufacturer trusted around the globe for over 30 years.”

    You can access GLOCK P80 technical specs and information here: Lipsey’s GLOCK P80

    Located in Baton Rouge, Lipsey’s formed initially as a wholesale hunting and fishing distributor in 1953.

    Today, Lipsey’s is one of the largest independently owned firearms distributors in the country offering a full catalog of firearms, NFA items, and accessories. The “AIM HIGHER” company mantra focuses on innovative product development, distribution, and dedication to family, community, and industry. With a committed focus on relationships, Lipsey’s provides value to federally licensed dealers and the industry’s top manufacturers.

    Please visit www.lipseys.com or follow at facebook.com/lipseysguns and Instagram @LipseysGuns

    Comp-Tac releases holster fits for the S&W M&P 9 Shield EZ

    August 25th, 2020

    HOUSTON, Aug. 21, 2020 – Comp-Tac® recently added new Smith & Wesson® M&P® 9 Shield™ EZ® fits for the MTAC™, Infidel Max™, Warrior™, eV2™ and International™ holsters.

    These five holsters rank among Comp-Tac’s most popular items. The brand periodically releases new holster fits throughout the year to accommodate more and more gun owners, and to match the ever-growing firearms market.

    “Firearm manufacturers continue to expand their product lines with handguns that have additional features and options to fit a wide variety of customers, lifestyles and uses,” said Gordon Carrell, Comp-Tac general manager. “We at Comp-Tac believe in those same ideals and strive to match the varied number of handguns with an equal variation of holsters. Our many holster fits help to meet the needs of customers regardless of carry position, clothing options, lifestyle needs and more.”

    The MTAC is a hybrid, inside-the-waistband (IWB) holster that works perfectly for customers who need to tuck their shirt in. The two mounting clips on the MTAC are located on the sides of the holster, allowing a shirt to be tucked in over the gun and holster, leaving only the clips to show for deep concealment.

    The Infidel Max Holster is an all-Kydex® IWB holster designed to be worn behind the hip at the 4 o’clock or 5 o’clock positions. With an easy-on, easy-off single clip, this holster is a favorite for users who want the ability to put on their gun or take it off as their environment changes.

    The Warrior Holster is an outside-the-waistband holster that was recently tested and recommended by the National Training Officers Association (NTOA). The all-Kydex, pancake design is excellent for concealed carry or general range use.

    The eV2 Holster is an appendix inside-the-waistband holster designed for concealed carry. The eV2 includes the Comp-Tac Kick, a piece designed to help press the grip of the gun into the body for better concealment.

    The International Holster is an all-Kydex holster with a modular mounting system that includes a belt mount, paddle mount and drop offset piece. The International has been the top holster used at the IDPA nationals for eight years in a row and is an excellent choice for those who want to participate in competitive shooting events or head to the range for some training time.

    comp-tac.com

    www.highspeedgear.com

    Versace – Greca Rhegis Boots

    August 17th, 2020

    Everyone: the combat boot has gone Guuci! Well, technically this ain’t Gucci, but rather rival Italian luxury fashion brand Versace. All the same, this is a $1100 pair of “combat boots” (no word on Pro Deal pricing as of the time of writing) that probably ain’t good for anything else other than announcing to the world that you’re wearing an $1100 pair of “combat boots”. Details are fairly scarce on the product page, but what is revealed is the following:

    – Outer fabric: 100% leather
    – Lining: 100% leather
    – Sole: 100% Rubber
    – Made in Italy

    They’re also lace up style boots, and have an embossed logo. Oh, and there’s a nifty little Easter Egg of sorts on the sole: those numbers? Coordinates, to the plaza in front of the Milan Cathedral. Not sure if that’s a standard flair of Versace goods, but neat nonetheless.

    Plus, if you’re not digging the vaguely desert-ish “neutrals” colorway, you’re not lacking in color options; you can always pick the White or Black option instead.

    www.versace.com/us/en-us/men/shoes/boots/greca-rhegis-boots-d26/DSU7885-DCRTEG_D26

    Apex Announces New Hellcat Trigger

    August 10th, 2020

    PEORIA, Ariz. – Apex Tactical Specialties is pleased to announce the introduction and upcoming release of its new Action Enhancement Trigger for the hugely popular Hellcat pistol from Springfield Armory. Starting at just $79.95, the package includes an Apex Action Enhancement Trigger, Apex Sear Spring and Apex Striker Spring, which, when installed, significantly improves the feel of the trigger pull while reducing trigger travel and pull weight to that appropriate for a duty or carry pistol.

    Apex’s engineering and design team developed the Action Enhancement Trigger as a direct drop-in replacement of the factory polymer trigger and springs of the Hellcat. The new trigger will be available in Black, Red, Thin Blue Line, and Black anodized Freedom Edition versions. Pre-ordering will begin soon.

    Retailers and wholesale distributors that have not yet ordered and wish to stock the new trigger can contact Apex at [email protected] or (623) 322-0200 for pricing and quantity availability.

    Features and Specifications:
    – Reduces trigger pull weight to 5.0 to 5.5 lbs, after break-in period
    – Smooths uptake and reset
    – Reduces overall trigger travel and reset distance
    – Crisp trigger break
    – Direct drop-in replacement for factory polymer trigger
    – Maintains factory safety values
    – Easy to install
    – Apex Part #: 115-112 (Black)
    – Apex Part #: 115-152 (Red)
    – Apex Part #: 115-B112 (Thin Blue Line)
    – Apex Part #: 115-F112 (Freedom Edition Black)
    – Apex Part #: 115-B112-F (Freedom Edition TBL)
    – MSRP: $79.95 to $89.95

    www.apextactical.com/index

    Umarex – REKT OpFour CO2 Powered Dart Rifle

    August 4th, 2020

    The REKT OpFour Dart Rifle from Umarex is fairly unique when compared to other dart blasters, since it uses two 12 gram CO2 cartridges to propel its darts, rather than a spring like many of its contemporaries. Modeled after an AR-15, the Dart Blaster features similar furniture, with a collapsible stock, A2-style grip, functioning irons, and a Knights-style foregrip that also serves as the pump-action charging handle. The Dart Blaster comes with a 12-round magazine that feeds REKT foam darts; the magazine looks vaguely like a NERF N-Strike mag, and the darts themselves are supposed to work with a variety of dart blasters.

    True to its name, the REKT OpFour series dart guns come in two colors – red and blue, much like NERF’s Rival series – for team play; or, if you prefer one color over the other.

    www.umarexusa.com/search?q=Rekt

    www.playrekt.com