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5.11 DEBUTS “CALL TO SERVICE” PODCAST

Thursday, 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.

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

Tuesday, 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

Tuesday, 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

Apex Announces New Hellcat Trigger

Monday, 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

Viridian Introduces World’s First Hand Stop Laser

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – August 1, 2020 – After six decades, the AR-15 is still America’s rifle. The platform’s popularity stems from its speed and ergonomics. Now the venerable rifle design is poised to be even faster and easier to control thanks to Viridian Weapon Technologies’ HS1™, the first and only hand stop with an integrated laser sighting device.

“The HS1 combines the functionality of an AR hand stop with the rapid target acquisition provided by a Viridian green laser,” said Brian Hedeen, President and CEO at Viridian. “The combination makes for a much more ergonomic rifle and cuts down on the attachments that add bulk to a gun’s foregrip.”

Viridian’s new hand stop offers increased control and faster target acquisition with a highly visible green laser that’s intuitively activated by the grip of the shooter’s support hand.

The HS1 uses M-Lok mounts to make installation easy. The laser is adjustable for windage and elevation. The HS1’s pressure pad activates the laser with a variety of support-hand grips, adding an added element of control and speeding up time to target.

This combination of speed and control makes the HS1 an ideal addition to any AR. MSRP for the Viridian HS1 is $179.

Features

  • M-Lok Mounts
  • Pressure Pad Activation
  • Daytime-visible Green Laser
  • Ergonomic Design for Pistols and Rifles
  • Single 1/3n battery
  • Adjustable for Windage and Elevation
  • More information about the Viridian HS1 can be found at viridianweapontech.com/hs1.

    Gundog Grind Small Batch Coffee Now Available

    Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

    CHAPIN, South Carolina – July 29, 2020 – A new breed of coffee for hunters, America’s favorite gundogs and outdoor enthusiasts has arrived. Gundog Grind was created by hunters with an appreciation for aromatic, delicious-tasting coffee. Every bag sold generates money for conservation and all roasts are available and shipping now.

    Gundog Grind isn’t just about the coffee. It’s a passion-fueled lifestyle founded by past experiences and relationships. The packaging was wonderfully illustrated by an artist and fellow hunter who captured the timeless beauty of America’s favorite hunting breeds. For lovers of English Setters, Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Cocker Spaniels, German Shorthair Pointers and more, delicious Gundog Grind coffee is ideal for celebrating every day.

    “Launching this brand and getting coffee into the hands of dog trainers, breeders, hunters and outdoorspeople everywhere is very exciting,” said Gundog Grind Co-Founder and owner Joe Whitman. “We’ve worked hard to get here and it’s just the beginning. We hope our commitment to gundogs, hunters and conservation is evident from day one.”

    Only the Best Grinds

    The team at Gundog Grind interviewed more than 50 roasters, sampled and taste-tested even more roasts and concepted dozens of packaging options to find the right recipe. All roasts (whole bean or ground) are crafted and selected in collaboration with an exclusive roaster in Gundog Grind’s home state of South Carolina. The proven expertise and experience can be tasted with each cup. Gundog Grind prides itself on selective quality that results in cup ratings of over 90. In comparison, many other small batch coffees tout ratings in the low 80s on their premium blends.

    “The result is something we’re proud of and we hope hunters and fellow coffee-aficionados appreciate and get behind,” said Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder Matt Carter. “This is the start of a community of outdoors people committed to friends, family and creating hunting opportunities for generations to come. On that note, we hope to announce some exciting partnerships with some of our favorite conservation groups very soon. We’re thrilled with the response so far and can’t wait to grow.”

    Retail, OEM and Private Label Options Available

    Gundog Grind offers retailers, outfitters and preserves special options to carry Gundog Grind for sale on location. Special programs and pricing are also available for co-branded and private label options as well.

    More information is available at gundoggrind.com and sales inquiries can be directed to [email protected].

    About Gundog Grind

    This small batch coffee company combines a passion for hunting, dogs, premium coffee, creating memories and giving back. Every bag sold gives money to conservation and the company has partnerships and relationships with the most active conservation groups. Gundog Grind offers hunters a way to fuel their passion, give back to their sport and create memories that last a lifetime. Learn more at www.gundoggrind.com.

    Benchmade – 3300BK-2001 Infidel

    Monday, July 27th, 2020

    $525, Available 8/20/20

    For the days you simply don’t need to fly under the radar, the new 3300BK-2001 is the latest iteration of the popularized Infidel®️ OTF platform. Building upon the decade-long legacy of the Infidel®️ family, the 3300BK-2001 brings a new flourish of color to this overtly tactical design with blue anodized handles. Updated to a CPM-S30V blade with a black DLC finish, this fan-favorite is a statement piece that’s built to last. The 3300BK-2001 is an Unlimited Limited product, that will only be available for 1 year.

    Blade Steel – CPM-S30V

    Blade Finish – Diamond-Like Carbon Coated (DLC)

    Blade Length – 3.91” [9.93cm]
    Blade Thickness – 0.118” [2.997mm]
    Open – 8.91” [22.63cm]
    Closed – 05.00” [12.70cm]
    Handle Material – 6061-T6 Aluminum

    Weight – 4.90oz [138.91g]
    Handle Thickness – 0.59” [14.99mm]

    www.benchmade.com/3300bk-2001-infidel

    SIG SAUER Introduces PROFORCE M18 Airsoft Pistol

    Monday, July 20th, 2020

    NEWINGTON, N.H., (July 20, 2020) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to introduce the SIG AIR® PROFORCE® M18® airsoft pistol.

    This newest addition to the SIG AIR PROFORCE line is a replica of the U.S. Military issued M18 handgun in look, balance and handling characteristics. As with all SIG PROFORCE airsoft products, the M18 is designed for professional training and for discerning recreational airsoft shooters who demand the highest quality and reliability.

    The PROFORCE M18 has an optic-ready slide with removable rear sight plate for easy mounting of the soon to be released SIG AIR Reflex Sight. Like the PROFORCE M17, the M18 is field strippable and features a polymer frame and metal slide with full blowback action. The magazine holds 21 rounds of 6mm polymer or biodegradable airsoft BBs. The PROFORCE M18 also has an adjustable hop-up feature and picatinny accessory rail. It comes standard with a flush mount, green gas magazine. A CO2 cartridge magazine is also available and sold separately.

    “The SIG P320-M18 handgun is very popular because of its adoption with the U.S. military as part of the Modular Handgun System. It has since become the official handgun of the U.S. Marine Corps, and was most recently adopted as the official handgun of the U.S. Air Force, which has only increased the demand for the handgun in the civilian market,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales. “The SIG AIR PROFORCE M18 has the same look and feel as the P320-M18 making it the perfect option for training in a variety of environments and refining your technique when you can’t make it to the range.”

    PROFORCE M18 Airsoft Pistol:

    Total length; 7.7 inches
    Barrel length: 3.5 inches
    Power Source: Green Gas or CO2
    Caliber: 6mm BB
    Muzzle Velocity using .20g Polymer BBs: Green Gas – up to 320fps / CO2 – up to 410 fps
    Muzzle Energy: Green Gas – 1 joule / CO2 – 1.5 joules
    Magazine Capacity: 21
    Weight (w/magazine): 24oz.
    Finish: Coyote Tan

    The SIG AIR PROFORCE M18 is now shipping and available at sigsauer.com. For more information on the complete SIG AIR airsoft product line visit sigsauer.com/airsoft.

    THE AMG UH-1 Gen II HOLOGRAPHIC SIGHT – UNSTOPPABLE, DAY OR NIGHT

    Thursday, July 16th, 2020

    BARNEVELD, Wis. – When our customers talk, we listen.

    Just look at the brand-new, American made AMG® UH-1® Gen II: Tactically-minded shooters loved the Gen I’s rugged reliability and lightning-quick target acquisition in close quarters, but they craved night-vision compatibility. The AMG® UH-1® Gen II answers that call in a big way.

    With four night-vision compatible settings and a dedicated night-vision button, the Gen II is ready to light the way, day and night, keeping the incredibly fast EBR-CQB reticle clear. For quick transitions between night-vision and daylight performance, the Gen II features immediate recall to a shooter’s last daylight setting.

    To make target acquisition even faster, we’ve increased the viewing window’s already generous size. And target acquisition isn’t the only thing that’s gotten faster: A truly toolless battery cover makes battery replacement fast and easy to keep your Gen II up and running.

    At the same time, shooters will find all the features that made the Gen I such a powerful tactical solution. The incredibly clean and intuitive reticle is simple and fast, and FHQ™ technology virtually eliminates stray light emissions for stealth movement with no forward signature. Also included is the integrated quick-disconnect mount for easy on, easy off convenience.

    The best part is, Vortex® was able to build all that innovation into a lighter platform, giving shooters even more maneuverability.

    The AMG® UH-1® Gen II proves that when you listen to your customers, great things happen.

    MSRP:
    $799.99 – AMG® UH-1® Gen II Holographic Sight

    Amend2 Releases First Ever Polymer 6.5 Grendel Mags

    Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

    IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO – July 14, 2020 – Amend2 Magazines is proud to announce new 6.5 Grendel magazines. These are the first ever polymer magazines dedicated to the 6.5 Grendel. The new magazines provide a lightweight and durable option for the growing number of shooters who prefer the capabilities of 6.5 Grendel and are ideal for 6mm ARC cartridges, too.

    “Amend2’s 6.5 Grendel magazine provides impeccable reliability,” said Matt Bellitti, Amend2 General Manager. “These mags have been designed from the inside out to prevent nose-diving, and to ensure stability and control for the wide 6.5 Grendel cases.”

    The Amend2 10 round 6.5 Grendel magazine is a sturdy, reliable AR15/M4/M16 magazine made of an advanced glass-filled polymer. It is a light, durable and excellent alternative to the standard M4/M16 USGI aluminum/steel magazines. The patented design combines internal stabilizing ribs and a new 6.5 Grendel follower. The result is lighter, easier to load, and provides greater reliability than any other Grendel magazine on the market.

    Inside the magazine, rounds stack in a staggered pattern that narrows into a single stack at the top for optimal feeding. Because these magazines index rounds with the case wall instead of the case neck, they will also work flawlessly with 6mm ARC.

    The first of these new 6.5 Grendel magazines will hold 10 rounds, making it ideal for benchrest and long-distance shooting. The magazines come in a variety of colors, including Black, Flat Dark Earth, OD Green and Gray and are available now.

    FEATURES:

  • Sturdy Impact resistant polymer with textured grip
  • Anti-tilt super follower
  • Heavy duty, non-memory, and non-corrosive stainless steel spring
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Material able to cerakote
  • Proprietary Grendel internal design
  • About Amend2 Magazines
    Amend2 Magazines is a family owned and operated business based in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The company was founded in 2013 out of a passion for the Second Amendment and because of expertise and knowledge in industrial plastics. The Mod-1 version of the Amend2 AR-15 magazine was the company’s first product to market in 2014. Amend2 has quickly gained market share as being known as the toughest AR-15 magazine on the market. It has continued expanding the line with additional platforms and calibers to meet the needs of customers. Amend2 proudly produces its products in the United States with the majority of parts and components coming from its own backyard in Idaho and Utah. More information is available at amend2mags.com.

    Viridian Launches Grip Lasers for all North American Arms .22 Mag Revolvers

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – July 8, 2020 – Viridian Weapon Technologies is proud to announce a partnership with North American Arms that kicks off with a Grip Laser for the NAA-PUG-D and all other NAA .22 Mag revolvers. Viridian continues to be the leader in weapon-mounted technology by offering the most gun-specific lights, lasers, cameras and accessories for the most popular firearm brands.

    Viridian Grip Lasers for North American Arms revolvers boast a simple, yet intuitive design and activate automatically when the user grips the handgun. Each option has an MSRP of $199.00, is designed to fit all magnum frame revolvers and features a highly-visible red laser for rapid target acquisition. The grip lasers are easy to install and adjust. Viridian grip lasers increase comfort and improve the ability to accurately shoot the firearm thanks to a rubber over-molded design. Each Grip Laser also features an industry-best seven-year limited warranty.

    “Adding firearm-specific Grip Lasers to our revolvers is great,” said North American Arms Sales Manager Jessica Jarvis. “Now North American Arms owners and future owners get increased performance across all .22 Mag Revolvers. We’re also excited for what’s coming in the very near future. We look forward to a long partnership with Viridian and think our fans and self-defense enthusiasts everywhere will benefit as well.”

    The PUG-D is a small-framed revolver chambered in .22 Magnum and designed for self defense. This 5-shot capacity wheel-gun offers the ultimate in concealability and performance. It has been a popular choice for on and off-body carry for years. The addition of a reliable, highly-visible laser as part of the grip increases effectiveness in multiple situations. North American Arms also has several other .22 Mag revolvers compatible with the new Viridian Grip lasers for the ultimate in compatible upgrades.

    “North American Arms has carved out an area of expertise unparalleled in this industry,” said Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “Partnering with the brand and team over there just makes sense. The Grip Laser for the PUG-D is a great start and there are some very exciting additions coming in the near future.”

    The Grip Lasers for North American Arms firearms can be found at ViridianWeaponTech.com and are currently in stock.

    SIG SAUER MCX Virtus PCP Air Rifle Now Shipping

    Thursday, June 25th, 2020

    NEWINGTON, N.H., (June 25, 2020) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the MCX Virtus pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) Air Rifle is now shipping.

    Based on the MCX Virtus Patrol Rifle, the .22 caliber MCX Virtus PCP semi-automatic air rifle features a 30-round rapid pellet magazine and 17.5-inch barrel with M-LOK™ handguard for easy mounting of accessories. The Virtus is powered by a regulated, 13-cubic-inch, high-pressure air cylinder located in the stock. Maximum fill pressure is 3,000 psi and output is controlled at 1,100 psi ensuring consistent shots. The air cylinder is refillable and delivers up to 150 shots per fill.

    The .22 caliber MCX Virtus PCP Air Rifle shoots up to 700 fps with muzzle energy of 11 ft-lbs.

    MCX Virtus PCP Air Rifle:

    Total Length: 37.25”
    Barrel Length: 17.5”
    Weight: 7.5 llbs.
    Muzzle Velocity: up to 700 fps
    Muzzle Energy: 11ft-lbs
    Caliber: .22
    Magazine Capacity: 30
    Finish: Navy
    Power Source: High-Pressure Air

    The MCX Virtus PCP Air Rifle is now available for purchase at the sigsauer.com/store.

    MSRP: $349.99

    For more information on SIG SAUER airguns, visit sigsauer.com/airguns.

    Steinel Ammunition Brass Spike Ammo for .50 Beowulf Uppers Now Available

    Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

    The Steinel 12.7 x 42mm 414 grain Spire Point ammo offers superior consistency with tight standard deviations in velocity.

    Twinsburg, Ohio (June 2020) – Steinel Ammunition, a premium manufacturer of self-defense, hunting, and target ammunition, announce the release of their new “Brass Spike” ammo, a 12.7 x 42mm 414 grain Spire Point round designed for .50 Beowulf uppers. Using a .50 Beowulf upper on a standard AR-15 platform increases stopping power.

    Although the .50 Beowulf round is well-known in tactical and law enforcement circles as an excellent short to mid-range tack-driver round, the Brass Spike is also an outstanding hunting round for American big game, such as deer, moose, or black bear. The non-expanding round features exceptional penetration and accuracy. The round fits single-stack style in a standard AR magazine.

    The Steinel Ammunition Brass Spike cartridge uses new Starline brass, premium Hodgdon powder, and CCI primers, and the beautiful topper to it all is the 414 grain Steinel Spire Point. Available online at Steinel Ammunition for $51.99 a box.

    For more information on Steinel Ammunition Co., visit www.steinelammo.com or follow along on Facebook or Instagram.

    Grey Man Tactical Introduces the RMP Series – A Revolutionary Rigid Organizational Panel

    Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

    Lafayette, LA – Made in the USA, Grey Man Tactical™ provides ease of transportation, organization and concealment for a wide variety of firearms, medical supplies, hunting and overland gear. CEO Paul Capdepon saw the need for everyday carry items to be organized and transported discreetly. This led to the patented RMP Series [Rigid MOLLE Panel]™, designed for ultimate efficiency in conquering your gear.

    Each RMP™ is built from a durable, sag-resistant High Density Polyethylene, giving it the durability needed to withstand everyday use. Grey Man Tactical™ manufactures an array of sizes ranging from backpack to vehicle applications, ensuring there is an option ideally suited for the user’s needs. The versatile 15.25 X 25 Heavy Duty RMP™ is manufactured with injection-molded Glass Reinforced Nylon Polymer to increase strength and prevent sagging when mounting heavy items, providing durable organization and rapid accessibility. The RMP Series™ is offered with locks and a covert RMP Cover™ to provide unrivaled concealment and security of your everyday gear.

    Mounting an RMP™ to a seat back can be done in under 60 seconds with no drilling or tools required. For mounting to a case, safe, wall or any hard surface, Grey Man Tactical™ provides pre-drilled holes to line up with designated mounting points.

    Every Grey Man Tactical™ product is tested and evaluated for durability in the most adverse and demanding conditions to ensure quality. The RMP Series™ has been deployed by the United States Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy, Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Federal Bureau of Investigation and many other law enforcement agencies. Grey Man Tactical™ delivers a battle-tested and proven product that can be implemented in any mission. When purchasing a Grey Man Tactical™ product, know you’re getting American-made quality that will last a lifetime.

    Grey Man Tactical™ has developed the Vehicle, Backpack, Case and Safe RMP Series™ and accessories to fit all your organizational needs. Key features of the RMP Series™ include:

  • Patented RMP [Rigid MOLLE Panel]™ grid design
  • Multiple mounting options for easy installation on any surface
  • Consistent positioning of critical gear enables quick access
  • Universal MOLLE compatibility for customization
  • Weather resistant, fire resistant, non-corrosive build
  • Load-bearing, sag-resistant construction
  • RMP Backer Plate Series™ enables seamless hard mounting of gear
  • RMP™ can be quickly reorganized or interchanged for next task
  • Hand-finished, American made craftsmanship
  • greymantactical.com

    Introducing Galco’s New E-Z Loader Cartridge Strips!

    Monday, June 8th, 2020

    PHOENIX, June 2020

    Galco introduces E-Z Loader™ cartridge strips!

    Made of flexible Santoprene, E-Z Loaders carry six revolver cartridges ready for quick reloading. The slim design makes it easy to slip into a pocket to keep a quick reload handy. Reloading your revolver is simple, whether a full load or a “tactical”(partial) reload of a few rounds. The extended rubber tab makes the E-Z Loader easy to grab and sure to handle.

    Sold in pairs for .38/.357 revolvers, Galco’s E-Z Loaders retail for $9.95.

    www.galcogunleather.com/e-z-loader-cartridge-strips_8_1214_1495

    FN joins the #responsiblerecreation movement

    Thursday, June 4th, 2020

    (McLean, VA – June 05, 2020) FN America, LLC, the makers of the world’s most battle-proven firearms,® is proud to announce support for the #ResponsibleRecreation campaign established by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) and other conservation partners.

    The campaign encourages individuals and families to enjoy the outdoors while practicing #ResponsibleRecreation. With the lifting of most state’s “stay at home” orders and the approach of summer, CSF and other partners launched the campaign to encourage Americans to responsibly enjoy outdoor activities while adhering to social distancing and other precautionary measures, as well as natural resource stewardship principles.

    “We are proud to support the Responsible Recreation campaign and have pledged our commitment to enjoying the outdoors safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic, whether participating in recreational shooting at an outdoor range, hunting, fishing or other outdoor activities,” said Mark Cherpes, President and CEO for FN America, LLC. “We encourage everyone to take this same pledge today and ensure that access to public land and facilities remain open to all who wish to enjoy them.”

    #ResponsibleRecreation seeks to engage all outdoor enthusiasts by encouraging safe and responsible recreation. Maintaining opportunities for these activities also supports critical conservation funding during this time of economic uncertainty, while also supporting the businesses that drive the outdoor recreation economy.

    To take the #ResponsibleRecreation pledge and learn more about the campaign, please visit www.responsible-recreation.org.

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    Carry the Future.™ | FN America, LLC, the U.S. subsidiary of Belgium-based FN Herstal, S.A. provides U.S. military, law enforcement and commercial customers with a complete range of state-of- the-art, groundbreaking solutions developed around small caliber firearms and associated ammunition under the FN brand name.

    FN Herstal is the Defense & Security entity of Herstal Group that also includes a Hunting & Sports Shooting entity (Browning and Winchester Firearms’ brand names) and operates globally.

    FN product lines include portable firearms, less lethal systems, integrated weapon systems for air, land and sea applications, remote weapon stations, small caliber ammunition, as well as modern and cutting-edge solutions to provide enhanced combat, logistics, maintenance and communication capabilities.

    In addition to FN America – headquartered in McLean, VA, with manufacturing operations in Columbia, South Carolina –, FN Herstal is the parent company of FNH UK in the UK and Noptel (electro-optics) in Finland.

    For more information on FN’s latest products, visit us at www.fnamerica.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    High Speed Gear Releases Two New Duty TACOs

    Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

    SWANSBORO, N.C. – May 27, 2020 – High Speed Gear® recently expanded its duty line of gear with two new products, the Duty Triple Pistol TACO® and the Duty Double Pistol TACO® – Covered Plus.

    These products were designed to meet popular demand from law enforcement seeking to carry additional magazines or fit high capacity pistol mags. While the Triple can hold three pistol mags as its name implies, the Plus is designed to fit either 21-round 9mm magazines, such as for the P320 X-Five, or 10-round 1911 mags. Both products are available now.

    “We’re very excited about these two products,” said Bill Babboni, HSGI® vice president of sales and operations. “We’ve received a lot of requests for these two in particular and we’re always looking for ways to expand our catalog to better serve our men and women in blue.”

    Duty Triple Pistol TACO

    Duty Double Pistol TACO – Covered Plus

    First Colorado Agency Implements Viridian Gun Cameras

    Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – May 11, 2020 – The Kit Carson County Sheriff’s Office has deployed the FACT Duty™ Weapon-Mounted Camera (WMC™). Sheriff Tom Ridnour has been working to equip his force for modern policing over the last year. Every sworn deputy of the Eastern Colorado county now has a Weapon-Mounted Camera in the field to compliment body cameras.

    The rural force is responsible for patrolling over 2,000 square miles that includes the border with Kansas. Sheriff Ridnour has been working to implement Viridian gun cameras, and was able to get them deployed on March 1 of this year. That timing coincided with the first time footage from Viridian’s gun camera was used in an officer-involved shooting (OIS) trial in Texas. A jury quickly convicted the defendant of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a public official. The WMC provided the critical evidence in the case by showing the defendant pointing a sawed-off shotgun at Vernon, Texas Police Corporal T.J. Session.

    “The Weapon-Mounted Cameras provide a new layer of visibility and perspective for our deputies,” said Sheriff Ridnour. “As a rural force, we cover a huge area with a limited number of personnel. The range of responsibilities our deputies have is equally as great—and knowing we now have the FACT Duty gun cameras in the field gives us even more coverage and awareness.”

    Viridian has created an important category for law enforcement with the introduction of the Weapon-Mounted Camera. This distinctive camera provides an unobstructed view of critical use-of-force events from the end of the firearm, addressing limitations officers can face with body cameras.

    “Sheriff Ridnour has been dedicated to bringing the latest technologies to his department, and we’re thrilled he added the FACT Duty,” Viridian President and CEO, Brian Hedeen, said.  “Our technology can be a supplement or alternative to body cameras as a mandatory evidentiary tool to provide the critical evidence in an officer involved shooting. We commend Sheriff Ridnour for being the first to deploy in Colorado and wish him and his deputies the best during these unprecedented and challenging times for all first responders.”

    The highly advanced WMC employs a 1080p full-HD digital camera with a microphone and 500 lumen tactical light. 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, but it also keeps the officer from fumbling with cumbersome equipment.

    More information on the FACT Duty can be found here or by contacting Viridian directly at [email protected].

    5.11 and SIG SAUER Team Up for “Inside the Blue Line” Documentary

    Thursday, May 7th, 2020

    IRVINE, C.A., (May 7, 2020) – 5.11, Inc. and SIG SAUER, Inc. are pleased to announce the launch of Inside the Blue Line, an original content series that presents the reality and evolving demands on law enforcement today. In this series the Manchester, New Hampshire Police Department granted unprecedented access to a film crew from Ironclad Media to follow officers on the front line and into the line of duty.  

    “The goal of our project was to give the public a greater appreciation for life behind the badge today,” said 5.11’s Chief Marketing Officer, Debra Radcliff. “Watching these officers in action and learning about the challenges they face was a life-changing experience. We are honored to bring their stories to life.”

    The official series is now live at insideblueline.com, and will be launched across 5.11 and SIG SAUER social media next week at the commencement of National Police Week on Monday, May 11, 2020.  Additionally, the Inside the Blue Line video series is part of a robust campaign 5.11 is launching to commemorate National Police Week. Next week, 5.11 will start to sell the Honoring Those Who Serve patch with proceeds from the sale being donated to The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

    “We are honored and excited to have partnered with 5.11 and the Manchester Police Department on this project,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “SIG SAUER and 5.11 are aligned in our core mission – to serve and support law enforcement and the defense community with our products – which unites us as brands. This was an extraordinary project, and in these unprecedented times, we have a heightened awareness for the sacrifices that are being made by the law enforcement community and thank them for their service.”

    Apex Announces Threaded Barrel for 3.6″ M&P M2.0 Compact

    Monday, April 27th, 2020

    PEORIA, Ariz. – Apex Tactical Specialties is pleased to announce that its new 3.6” Apex Threaded Barrel for the 9mm M&P M2.0 Compact pistol from Smith & Wesson is available for pre-order and will begin shipping on May 5th.

    Based on the patented design of the Apex Grade fitted barrels, the Apex Threaded Barrel for the 9mm M2.0 Compact (3.60” model) is a cold hammer-forged stainless steel barrel with a black Melonite finish. It features a 1:10” twist rate that is designed for optimal accuracy performance and the barrel has an undercut thread intercept to accommodate a wide variety of attachments. The thread pattern is 1/2-28 and a thread protector with captive O-ring is included.

    This barrel is a true drop-in and requires no fitting.

    Features and Specifications:
    – For 9mm M&P M2.0 Compact w/ factory 3.6″ barrel
    – Cold hammer-forged stainless steel
    – 1:10” twist rate
    – 1/2-28 thread pattern
    – Thread Protector included
    – Black Melonite finish
    – No fitting required
    – Apex Part #: 105-044
    – MSRP: $199.95

    store.apextactical.com/WebDirect/Products/Details/192992

    NEW “SideSlinger” Scoped Leather Holster by TANDEMKROSS

    Friday, April 10th, 2020

    For Immediate Release
    April 10, 2020

    WEARE, NH — TANDEMKROSS is excited to announce the launch of our latest high quality firearm accessory. Introducing the all new “SideSlinger” Scoped Leather Holster.
    Every detail of this premier holster has been carefully tailored to ensure it truly stands out in a crowd. Made of high qual­ity, full-grain brown leather, this holster will last its user a lifetime. Even the edges have been burnished and hand dyed for a beautiful finish.

    This holster comfortably fits a number of the most popular single stack .22lr platforms in use. The “SideSlinger” fits the Ruger® Mark™ and Mark 22/45™ Series, Smith & Wesson® SW22 VICTORY®, and most Browning® Buck Mark models. This is partly thanks to a double button strap that allows the wearer to keep their pistol safe and secure by adjusting the proper level of tension necessary for their specific pistol.

    The “SideSlinger” is scoped, meaning there is a section cut out to make space for wearers’ various optics setups. More than that, the end is open in order to allow for various barrel lengths and aftermarket barrel attachments as well.

    “The TANDEMKROSS ‘SideSlinger’ was designed from the beginning to fulfill the need for a high quality leather holster for many popular rimfire pistols using red dots and other optics. The ‘SideSlinger’ is hand crafted in the US using top quality leather and is built for a lifetime of use.” — Eric Paulson Business Development Manager

    www.tandemkross.com/Holsters_c_35

    Killer Instinct® SWAT™ XP Crossbow in Popular TrueTimber® Strata New for 2020

    Thursday, March 26th, 2020

    INMAN, S.C. – March 26, 2020 – Killer Instinct is set to introduce the new SWAT XP Crossbow decorated in the TrueTimber Strata camouflage pattern. Attendees of ATA were able to get a first-hand look at the impressive new bow that is revolutionary for the new year. The SWAT XP delivers superior speed, extreme precision and balanced control all while maintaining a compact design.

    “Strata continues to show its versatility in terms of the application of a multipurpose camouflage, and we are very excited to see it utilized on this crossbow,” said TrueTimber CEO Rusty Sellars. “Killer Instinct is a great partner that produces extremely high-quality bows. The SWAT XP Crossbow paired with Strata is going to be to a very effective combination for hunters in seasons to come.”

    TrueTimber Strata

    TrueTimber Strata incorporates both macro and micro camo schematics—the macro design breaks up the human outline at all distances while the micro elements melt into any terrain at close range. From the open country of the west to the mixed forests of the south and to the leaf-barren late season hardwoods of the east, customers simply won’t find a more effective all-purpose pattern.

    Killer Instinct SWAT XP

    The All-New Killer Instinct® SWAT™ XP is an ultra-compact 27-inch crossbow shooting 415 FPS that is unmatched in balance and control. Featuring the exclusive Killer Instinct Accutac™ Barrel System, the SWAT XP changes the game when it comes to broadhead accuracy. The enclosed 360-degree revolutionary design provides greater guidance and support to reduce the amount of crossbolt oscillation. The crossbow cocks down to an ultra-narrow 9.5-inches wide, creating a crossbow that’s unparalleled in balance, control and fit.

    To learn more about the Killer Instinct SWAT XP Crossbow, please view the following video:

    Killer Instinct SWAT XP in TrueTimber Strata at 2020 ATA Show

    To learn more about the entire TrueTimber product line and see all available patterns, visit TrueTimber.com. Details about future product launches can be found on TrueTimber’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

    About TrueTimber

    Founded in 2005, TrueTimber is based in Inman, South Carolina and is the most realistic, performance-driven camouflage brand in the industry. TrueTimber offers a wide variety of clothing items and accessories, featuring 27 distinct camo patterns that perfectly blend with their surroundings. The company spends countless hours researching, testing and seeking new technology to produce the most effective and lifelike camouflage patterns possible. TrueTimber products can be found in retailers across the United States and Canada, and it continues to be one of the fastest growing camouflage companies in the world. For more information about TrueTimber, visit TrueTimber.com.

    NEW Umarex Fusion 2 Sends 9 Rounds in Silence

    Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

    FORT SMITH, AR (March 13, 2020) – Umarex USA continues blazing the path to deliver innovation, adventure and performance at an attractive price with the new Umarex Fusion 2 CO2 powered bolt action air rifle. The original Umarex Fusion pellet rifle was a CO2 powered bolt action design that was very popular for backyard plinking and quiet pest control. Umarex has carried over the best aspects of the original Umarex Fusion and added to it a re-designed SilencAir muzzle device, a nine-shot rotary magazine, a flexible CO2 power system, and an all-new stock design.

    The original Umarex Fusion was popular because of its accuracy, quietness, and compact design. These three elements remain the bedrock to which Umarex began their revamp of this classic rifle. The first thing shooters will notice about the Umarex Fusion 2 is how quiet it is. Umarex re-worked the SilencAir for better performance and a bold look. Shooters will notice the impact of the pellet on the target as louder than the muzzle report.

    The repeater revolution that began in the pre-charged pneumatic category is finding a home in other rifle based platforms as well. The Umarex Fusion 2 proudly features one of the best designed rotary magazines in the industry. The Fusion 2 magazine is extremely easy to load and holds nine .177 caliber pellets. To load the magazine, insert a pellet into the first open space in the cylinder and rotate the magazine cylinder counter-clockwise. The magazine will hold on the last pellet seated, therefore the shooter doesn’t need to worry about the magazine getting out of sync. Umarex Fusion 2 magazines also feature a last shot indicator to help prevent dry-firing.

    The original Umarex Fusion was powered by two 12-gram CO2 cartridges and that is still true of the Fusion 2, but with a twist: the Umarex Fusion 2 uses a removable 12-gram CO2 adapter that can be set aside if the shooter wants to use a single 88-gram CO2 cartridge. The Fusion 2 offers shooters the best of both worlds in powering convenience. Shorter shooting sessions can be done with economical 12-gram cartridges or a longer shooting session can be powered with a single 88-gram cartridge. Shooters can expect around 70 shots from a pair of 12-gram CO2 cartridges and around 250 with a single 88-gram cartridge.

    While these big changes are offering shooters quite the bang for their buck, it must also be stated that the Umarex Fusion 2 comes with a 4X32 scope which mounts to an integral Picatinny style rail. The Fusion 2’s ergonomic stock has grip serrations on the fore-end and a raised cheekpiece that make getting a solid cheek weld a piece of cake for just about any shooter. The Umarex Fusion 2 also has a manual safety that is recessed into the stock just above the trigger on the right side. This oversized lever has a 90-degree throw for positive engagement and disengagement of the safety. The recessed positioning also means the safety is protected from accidental disengagement.

    At the end of the day, Umarex wants shooters to find an air rifle that works for them. The Umarex Fusion 2 is an air rifle that will compel the whole family to get together and put in some valuable trigger and family time. The Umarex Fusion 2 is just one more rifle in the Umarex Airguns catalog that steps into that role with an impressive host of features and an MSRP of only $139.99.

    www.umarexusa.com/umarex-fusion-2-quiet-co2-pellet-rifle-177-compact-airgun

    Introducing the WESN Henry

    Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

    With a 2.35” blade and a 3” handle, the WESN Henry is a modern take on the classic slip-joint pocket knife. With Titanium scales and Cherrywood inlays, the Henry is a lightweight, yet perfectly balanced knife for any task at hand. Utilizing Swedish steel, we are paying tribute to the inspiration behind both our design and overall quality of the Henry. Our blade steel of choice: Sandvik 14C28N has passed the test of time, and proven to be one of Swedens top grade knife steels. With over 150 years of experience, Sandvik has mastered the processes of manufacturing knife steel that we can trust.

    Inspired by a traditional slip-joint design from the late 1800s found in northern Sweden, the Henry carries characteristics that have been used for over 150 years. We are honored to name the knife after one of the most inspirational men both personally in my life and many others. A man that has inspired the need for an everyday pocket knife that solves both functional needs yet displays the beauty of pure craftsmanship.

    The Henry is a knife to be passed down from generation to generation, as a token to remember the years behind its use and the craftsmanship that will carry on to represent the integrity behind a well-designed product.

    Launched on Kickstarer January 22nd at 11am EST

    Kickstarter URL:

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/billy-chester/the-wesn-henry-titanium-slip-joint-pocket-knife

    Specs:

  • Blade Length: 2.35” (6 cm)
  • Closed Length: 3” (7.6 cm)
  • Open Length: 5.35″ (13.6 cm)
  • Weight: 1.6 oz
  • Handle Material: Grade 5 Titanium Scales with Cherrywood inlays

    – G10 inlay option
    – Full Titanium option

  • Blade Steel: Sandvik 14c28n
  • Blade Shape: Spear Point
  • Mechanics: Titanium Slip-joint
  • Lanyard Hole
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Material options: Titanium & Cherrywood inlays, Titanium & Micarta inlays, All Titanium.

    5.11 Launches Revolutionary New 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. Footwear Collection

    Thursday, February 13th, 2020

    Irvine, Calif. (February 13, 2020) – 5.11, the global innovator of technical, purpose-built gear, debuted its biggest product launch of 2020, the all new 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. footwear collection last month during the Shooting Hunting Outdoor Tactical Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. As the name implies, the All Terrain Load Assistance System footwear series features three styles: an eight-inch Boot, Mid Hiker and Trainer.

    Several years in the making, the 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. footwear series was designed with professional end users who carry considerable loads while on duty in mind. 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. footwear enhances agility and stability while at the same time adding cushion support, which is increasingly important when adding considerable weight to a user’s frame.

    “Listening to our end users and solving problems to allow them to perform better is at the heart of why we design our products,” said Brendan Rynne, Footwear Category Manager for 5.11. “We heard our guys complain about ‘work weight’ over and over again, and after several years, we are really excited to be giving them the answer to their footwear support and stability problems in the new 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. series.”

    The 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. Boots—available in 8-inch and mid heights—featuring 5.11’s new Echo (high rebound) and Force (high impact) foam midsole with the 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. plate for turning and stability control, while carrying additional weight. 5.11 utilized a key engineering partner to help create these new foam formulas. In addition, the 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. Boots and A.T.L.A.S Mids also feature a new Ortholite® foot bed, slip and oil resistant outsoles, and highly breathable uppers for maximum comfort. MSRP for the 8-inch Boot is $149.99 and MSRP for the Mid is $139.99.

    A.T.L.A.S. Boots by 5.11

    The 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. Trainer takes its functionality cues from the All Terrain Load Assistance System Boots and Mid and is designed to withstand the toughest training sessions – from hitting the gym, to hitting the pavement, hiking through the backcountry, or hauling around your property. The 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. Echo Lite (high rebound) foam midsole enhances agility and can be paired with an optional A.T.L.A.S. plate for better stability. MSRP for the 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. Trainer is $119.99.

    www.511tactical.com