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The New Bren 2 Ms Carbine From CZ-USA

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Kansas City, KS (January 20, 2020) – CZ-USA debuts the Bren 2 Ms Carbine at SHOT Show, rounding out their popular Bren 2 platform of semi-automatic firearms.

First released to the US public in pistol form — this new version of the Bren 2 has been built to meet 922(r) compliance and is equipped with a 16.5″ barrel and an adjustable, foldable stock.

Based on the select-fire Bren 2, this handy rifle operates via a short-stroke gas piston system with a return spring contained within the action itself. Without the need for a buffer tube, it features a folding, adjustable stock. At 35.6 inches long, folding that stock brings its length down to just 28 inches — making it much easier to transport or store.

A true lightweight, the Bren 2 has an aluminum upper and a lower made of carbon fiber composite. The ‘Ms’ designation means that it employs a modular forend that can be swapped to different lengths or styles based on user preference/need.

Its non-reciprocating charging handle stays stowed in the forward position until it is needed and is swappable from side to side. If needed, it can also be used as a forward assist. An AR-style bolt catch/release system is mirrored on both sides of the firearm, as well as a catch/release nestled into the front of the trigger guard. The magazine release and safety are also ambidextrous.

CZ-USA’s Bren 2 Ms is a proven performer that will be a sure winner in its new Carbine configuration.

CZ Bren 2 Ms Carbine:

  • SKU: 08610, 08611
  • Model: Bren 2 Ms Carbine
  • Fire Mode: Semi-automatic
  • Chambering: 5.56mm/.223 Rem
  • Receiver: Aluminum
  • Lower: Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer
  • Stock: Polymer
  • Weight: 7 lbs. 3 ounces
  • Overall Height: 7.41 in.
  • Overall Width: 3.25 in.
  • Overall Length: 35.6 in.
  • Length Folded: 28.25 in.
  • Barrel Length: 16.5 in.
  • Barrel Type: Cold Hammer Forged
  • Magazine Capacity: 30rd, 10rd
  • Magazine Type: Detachable
  • Safety: Ambidextrous Manual Safety
  • MSRP: $1,999
  • Black Aces Tactical Releases 50-State Legal, Magazine-Fed BullPup Pump

    Friday, January 17th, 2020

    The new BullPup Pump by Black Aces Tactical is debuting at Shot Show 2020.

    ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Black Aces Tactical (BAT), a veteran-owned American firearms manufacturer, is proud to announce the release of the Pro Series BullPup Pump line of magazine-fed 12-gauge shotguns. 

    Legal in all 50 states including California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Illinois, Hawaii, Maryland, and Massachusetts, the Pro Series Bull-Pup Pump Action Shotgun starts at only $599. The Pro Series M Pump starts at only $679.

     “The Bull-Pump is our gift to Second Amendment enthusiasts in states that are affected by overbearing legislation,” said Eric Lemoine, CEO and Founder of Black Aces Tactical. “For far too long, manufacturers have chosen to overlook citizens in these states. Black Aces Tactical is proud to offer incredible weapons under the law, created in the most cool and innovative ways possible.”  

    The Bull-Pup Pump:                                                    ·         Will cycle lethal as well as less than lethal ammunition

    ·         Comes in array of popular colors

    ·         12 Gauge

    ·         18.5″ barrel

    ·         28″ Overall Length

    ·         Comes with two 5-round magazines and three chokes

    ·         Comes with Black Synthetic BAT Forward Grip

    ·         Takes 1919 mags and drums

    ·         Features both pump assist and bolt catch features

     

    The Bullpup Pump is making its debut release at Shot Show 2020 in Las Vegas, Booth 759.

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

    Saturday, January 11th, 2020

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

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

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

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

    Click to see the 2020 Tasmanian Tiger digital catalog here.

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    KRISS USA Release Vector Chambered in .22 Long Rifle

    Saturday, January 4th, 2020

    January 2, 2020 – Chesapeake, Virginia, USA – KRISS USA is pleased to offer a new caliber to the Vector line up, .22 Long Rifle. The new rimfire Vector will debut during the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 21-24, 2020 at the KRISS USA booth, #8003.

    “We are very excited to add .22 Long Rifle to the list of calibers that the Vector is now chambered.” States KRISS USA Marketing Manager, Tim Seargeant. “The release of the Vector .22LR is an important milestone in the development of the Vector platform by making it more accessible to shooters of all skill levels and budget-minded consumers.

    The KRISS® Vector .22LR will be available in carbine (Vector CRB) and stabilizing brace (Vector SDP-SB) configurations with three color options; black, flat dark earth, and alpine white. The rimfire Vector firearms feature a low bore axis and a linear blowback action that are fed with a proprietary 10 rounds magazine; 30 round proprietary extended magazine will also be available.

    The Vector CRB .22LR model features a 16” threaded barrel, surrounded by an M-lok modular hand guard. Standard features include a picatinny top rail affixed with low profile front and rear flip sights, ambidextrous safety, and a 6 position M4 stock.

    The Vector SDP-SB .22LR model features a 6.5” threaded barrel. Standard features include a picatinny top rail affixed with low profile front and rear flip sights, ambidextrous safety, and a SB Tactical® Stabilizing Brace.

    The new .22LR models will become the most affordable versions of the KRISS® Vector, with a starting suggested retail price of $649.00.For more information about the KRISS® Vector .22LR visit the KRISS USA website at www.kriss-usa.com.

    Patriot Ordnance Factory Announces New Rebel .22LR Sub Gun

    Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

    The most uniquely engineered .22 LR on the market

    PHOENIX, Dec. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The new POF-USA Rebel was designed to defy what the world believes a .22 LR can be. Our engineers rebelled and created something revolutionary. Designed from the ground up around the 10/22® magazine by our Award-Winning engineering team at Patriot Ordnance Factory. The new Rebel provides an affordable package for customers never before seen in the firearms industry.

    The new POF-USA Rebel was designed to defy what the world believes a .22 LR can be. Our engineers rebelled and created something revolutionary. Designed from the ground up around the 10/22® magazine by our Award-Winning engineering team at Patriot Ordnance Factory. The new Rebel provides an affordable package for customers never before seen in the firearms industry. The Rebel features a finely tuned POF-USA designed semi-auto blowback operating system. Chambered in .22 LR and measuring in at 2

    The Rebel features a finely tuned POF-USA designed semi-auto blowback operating system. Chambered in .22 LR and measuring in at 21.5″ long, the Rebel weighs a mere 3.25lbs. Perfect for anyone to enjoy. It features an 8″ threaded barrel with 1/2×28 threads, perfect for the use of your favorite suppressor. An anodized aluminum monolithic upper receiver and handguard that mates seamlessly to our proprietary injection molded lower. In classic POF-USA fashion, the Rebel features MSR style controls and components. The Rebel comes standard with furniture from Mission First Tactical. Utilizing their ergonomic MFT Engage V2 Pistol Grip and the brand new MFT Battlelink Minimalist Pistol Stabilization Blade. All this, for a “small caliber” price tag.

    From its inception, the Rebel was designed to provide customers with a .22 LR sub-gun from the future that lives up to POF-USA’s design standards of excellence and innovation. All while allowing shooters of all skill levels, age and size to enjoy the best possible .22 LR shooting experience.

    The Rebel will have an MSRP of $649.99 and be available March 1st, 2020.
    For more information, visit www.pof-usa.com or call (623) 561-9572 or (877) 561-9572

    Henry Introduces NON-NFA Lever Action Axe .410

    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019

    The Henry Lever Action Axe .410 features a unique “axe handle” grip and an overall length of 26.4-inches, which classifies it as a non-NFA firearm. The MSRP is $970.

    RICE LAKE, WI – December 19, 2019 – Henry, the leading lever action firearms manufacturer, introduced today a unique addition to their product line with the announcement of the Lever Action Axe .410, a non-NFA lever action firearm featuring a side loading gate and a signature “axe handle” grip. Now available at licensed firearms dealers nationwide, this new firearm is not regulated under the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ National Firearms Act and will not require a tax stamp to purchase.

    Anthony Imperato, President and owner of Henry Repeating Arms explains, “Our Mare’s Leg lever action pistols have been a popular choice among shooting sports enthusiasts for many years now, mainly because they’re so fun to shoot and the fact that they look like they came right out of a Western movie.” Imperato continues, “The Axe shares a similar form factor to our Mare’s Leg with some added features for more versatility.”

    Details of the Henry Lever Action Axe .410 include an engraving of Henry’s logo on the bottom of the genuine American walnut grip, a side loading gate, a brass bead front sight, and a threaded barrel for invector chokes.

    The Lever Action Axe .410 stresses the importance of a unique firearm that’s fun to use in a recreational setting, but it’s feature set also lends it utility. With a barrel length of just under 16-inches and an overall length of just over 26-inches the Axe can be stored in far more places than an average long gun. This compact stature opens the possibilities of where the Axe can be stored and used. The magazine, which holds 5 rounds of 2 ½” .410 shells can be continuously topped off through the side loading gate without needing to remove a tube magazine until the firearm needs to be unloaded. The round blued steel barrel is topped with a polished brass bead front sight and threaded for invector style chokes. A removable full choke is included out of the box. The bottom of the genuine American walnut “axe handle” grip is engraved on the bottom with Henry Repeating Arms’ cowboy logo.

    The new Lever Action Axe .410 (model H018AH-410) has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $970. More Information »

    Henry firearms can only be purchased through a licensed firearms dealer. For more information about Henry Repeating Arms and its products visit henryusa.com or call 866-200-2354.

    Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 Casings Used in Liberty Ammunition’s New Ultra-Lights

    Thursday, December 19th, 2019

    Liberty Ammunition’s new Ultra-Lights, featuring Shell Shock Technologies’ casings, are 52 percent lighter than standard 125 grain 9mm lead jacketed hollow-points.

    Westport, Conn. (December 2019) – Shell Shock Technologies, LLC., an early-stage technology and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry, announces that Liberty Ammunition has introduced its Ultra-Lights round featuring Shell Shock Technologies’ revolutionary NAS3 casings.

    The new Liberty Ammunition Ultra-Lights are the Civil Defense rounds taken one step further. Liberty Ammunition’s innovative projectiles have been added to Shell Shock Technologies’ groundbreaking NAS3 casings. The 9mm Ultra-Lights total cartridge weighs only 93 grains, and is 52 percent lighter than standard 125 grain 9mm lead jacketed hollow-points.

    “We are truly excited and proud to have our cutting-edge casings be a part of Liberty Ammunition’s innovative new Ultra-Light round,” said Craig Knight, CEO of Shell Shock Technologies.

    Ultra-Lights Ballistic Performance:

    • Total Cartridge Weight: 93 Grains

    • Projectile Weight: 50 Grains

    • Velocity: > 2,000 feet per second

    • Kinetic Energy: > 450 ft. lbs.

    • Permanent Cavity: 3 ½” W x 10-13” D

    • Accuracy: < 1” at 25 meters

    Liberty Ammunition’s Ultra-Lights projectiles are copper monolithic with nickel plating and are turned on a precision CNC machine for consistency and accuracy. They are lightweight, extremely fast projectiles, with a large diameter deep hollow-point cavity.

    Our ammo penetrates barriers well, but when this cavity fills with soft tissue/liquid, the hydraulic pressure explodes the side walls of the projectile in a starburst-shaped pattern creating a devastating wound with multiple channels that cover a much greater area inside the target. Combined with Shell Shock Technologies’ two-piece cases, the new Ultra-Lights are the ultimate self-defense round.

    About Shell Shock Technologies NAS3 Cases:

    NAS3 9mm cases are 50 percent lighter than brass cases, offer greater lubricity and will not abrade, clog, foul, wear-out or damage breach and ejector mechanisms. The cases offer greater corrosion resistance, tensile strength (2x stronger) and elasticity than brass. NAS3 cases will not split, chip, crack or grow (stretch) and are fully reloadable (using S3 Reload dies) and can be reloaded many more times than brass cases. NAS3 cases have been tested successfully by customers to pressures over 70k psi. NAS3 cases can be picked up with a magnet. The head can be colored for branding purposes and easy load identification.

    NAS3 is “Best in Class” for maintaining consistent velocity between rounds. In an independent test performed by H.P. White Laboratory (a major munitions testing facility), rounds fired using NAS3 cases achieved a velocity standard deviation of 0.093 FPS (124-grain FMJ bullet, 4.2 grains Titegroup powder, 10 rounds, extreme variation 3fps).

    To learn more about Shell Shock’s revolutionary technology, visit www.shellshocktech.com.

    SIG SAUER Introduces New SIG AIR ProForce MCX Virtus Airsoft Rifle

    Monday, December 16th, 2019

    NEWINGTON, N.H., (December 16, 2019) – SIG SAUER is pleased to introduce the new SIG AIR ProForce MCX Virtus airsoft rifle. Designed and engineered for professionals and discerning recreational shooters, the MCX is the latest offering from the rapidly growing SIG AIR division of SIG SAUER.

    “The SIG AIR ProForce MCX Virtus is a very effective, safe training tool for professionals and avid target shooters that replicates the look and feel of its firearm counterpart, making it an ideal option for training in a myriad of environments where live fire is not possible,” said Matt Handy, Director, SIG AIR. “This is an exciting product for SIG AIR because, like the MCX, it’s completely modular and can be easily configured for multiple variations or loadouts based on purpose.”

    The SIG AIR ProForce MCX Virtus airsoft rifle is a battery-powered, automatic electric gun (AEG) that runs on a rechargeable battery. The airsoft rifle features an adjustable “hop-up” creating spin on the BBs for additional stabilization in flight, resulting in increased distance and accuracy. Equipped with interchangeable springs for velocity enhancement, the SIG AIR ProForce MCX Virtus has three fire control modes (safe, semi-automatic, and automatic). The included magazine holds 120 rounds of 6mm polymer or biodegradable BBs, with a velocity up to 370 fps and muzzle energy of 1 joule (using a .20-gram polymer BB.)

    ProForce MCX Virtus Airsoft Rifle:

    Total Length: 30”
    Barrel Length: 11.5”
    Weight: 6.5 lbs
    Finish: Black
    Muzzle Velocity: up to 370 fps
    Muzzle Energy: 1 joule
    Caliber: 6mm BB
    Magazine Capacity: 120 rounds
    Power Source: automatic Electric (Battery)

    The ProForce MCX Virtus airsoft rifle is now available for purchase at the sigsauer.com/store.

    MSRP: $459.99

    About SIG SAUER, Inc.
    SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 150 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy. Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER has almost 2,000 employees across eight locations. For more information about the company and product line visit: sigsauer.com.

    Brownells Unveils Limited Edition Modern ARt Line

    Saturday, December 14th, 2019

    GRINNELL, Iowa (December 13, 2019) – Triggered by emerging trends in the art world, Brownells unveiled its own limited-edition Modern ARt line – offering both a sculpture and t-shirts inspired by the sculpture.

    The sculpture, titled “The Joke-AR,” is a Brownells AR-15 magazine, hand painted banana yellow, affixed to a white background with a strip of silvery tape.

    Limited to only 10 signed and numbered copies, each version of “The Joke-AR” will retail for $1,200 with all proceeds going to support Special Operations Wounded Warriors – a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization dedicated to helping Purple Heart recipients of the US Special Operations community.

    Based on the sculpture, the Brownells ARt shirt bears a stylized image of the yellow magazine taped to a wall on the front, and a fruit-inspired Brownells logo on the back.

    Printed on white t-shirts made from a blend of 50/25/25 poly/combed ring spun cotton and rayon for comfort and style, the ARt Shirts are available in sizes Small through XXXL, and retail for $19.99.

    Both the sculpture “The Joke-AR” and the Brownells ARt Shirts are limited in production and will be available for only  a short time.

    Too see more, visit www.Brownells.com

    H&K Announces US Availability Of HK SP5

    Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

    Columbus, Georgia — Heckler & Koch is proud to announce the US availability of the HK SP5, the only authentic sporting version of the legendary MP5 submachine gun available.

    The SP5 was developed by HK as a semiautomatic, civilian sporting pistol that matches the look and feel of the legendary MP5 submachine gun.

    “Our whole team is very proud and very excited to finally bring the SP5 to the US,” HK-USA COO/CSO Mike Holley said. “The MP5 isn’t just a customer favorite, it’s an HK employee favorite too. So, we are just thrilled to roll out the most authentic semiautomatic-only version of it we’ve seen in the US.”

    Designed and manufactured to meet the definition of a civilian pistol, the SP5 is loaded with authentic features, like a Navy barrel with threaded tri-lug adaptor, paddle magazine release, fluted chamber and chrome-lined bore.

    The backbone of the SP5 is the roller-delayed blowback operating system, which is legendary for its accuracy, reliability, and smooth shooting dynamic. Originally perfected on the Heckler & Koch G3 rifle, it has been used on several other HK firearms still serving today around the world.

    The SP5 is manufactured in Heckler & Koch’s Oberndorf factory in southwest Germany. It retains many of the critical elements of the MP5, including its precision-machined components and attention to detail. This high level of quality and workmanship is a result of making the SP5 in the same factory, on the same lines, and by the same workforce that has been making MP5s for years.

    A wide variety of accessories can be added to increase its functionality. As the world’s most popular pistol-caliber carbine platform, the MP5 and SP5 are supported by an aftermarket loaded with lots of great accessories.

    The SP5 is shipping now. MSRP is $2,799.

    About Heckler & Koch
    Heckler & Koch is the world’s premier small arms systems company and a major supplier to global military, law enforcement agencies, and civilian shooters. An innovative leader in design and manufacturing, Heckler & Koch provides technologically advanced firearms, logistical support, training, and specialized services with the highest standards of innovation and reliability to its customer base. Heckler & Koch’s well-known range of products include the USP series pistols, MP5 submachine gun, the MP7 Personal Defense Weapon, the G36 weapon system, the HK416 enhanced carbine, HK45, P30, and most recently VP series pistols.

    hk-usa.com/hk-models/sp5

    Franklin Armory – New Aura Muzzle Devices

    Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

    Minden, NV, November 27, 2019 – Franklin Armory® releases their new line of muzzle devices – The Aura™ and Aura™ XTD. Franklin Armory®, the makers of the Triumvir™ muzzle device, introduces the new Aura™ muzzle device. These new brakes are designed to greatly reduce felt recoil allowing faster follow up shots, the perfect pairing for our BFSIII™ triggers.

    The Aura™ is perfect for minimalist and/or competition builds. Being short and light while providing excellent recoil reduction, the Aura™ brakes are the perfect addition to any firearm. The Aura™ XTD is the extended version with a 6 o’clock pre-drilled hole for pin and weld applications for 14.5-inch barrels. The Aura™ series is currently available in 5.56NATO1/2-28 thread with many more calibers and thread patterns coming very soon.

    •Greatly reduces felt recoil
    •Machined from 416 stainless steel
    •Aura™ XTD Series comes pre-drilled for pin and weld applications
    •Perfect for competition builds
    •100% American made

    The Aura™ and Aura™ XTD is available now! If you would like more information about this topic, please see our website at www.franklinarmory.com

    SIG SAUER Delivers Milestone 100,000th M17 / M18 Handgun to U.S. Military

    Sunday, November 24th, 2019

    NEWINGTON, N.H., (November 22, 2019) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is proud to announce the delivery of the 100,000th M17 and M18 for the Modular Handgun System program to the U.S. Military, ahead of schedule, and surpassing the performance standards and requirements since the official contract award in January 2017.

    “In the month of October SIG SAUER exceeded our manufacturing requirements by thirty percent and delivered a record-setting 12,100 handguns to the U.S. Military to achieve this historic milestone for SIG SAUER and the MHS program,” began Ron Cohen, President & CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc. “With the strict accuracy and acceptance specifications that the M17 and M18 are continuously exceeding, it’s clear that the success of this program can be directly attributed to the reliability, durability, and accuracy of the handgun, which has resulted in the high demand for both the M17 and M18 from every branch of the U.S. Military.”

    The M17 and M18 handguns are a 9mm, striker-fired, P320-based handgun platform, featuring coyote-tan PVD coated stainless steel slides with black controls and utilize both 17-round and 21-round magazines. The handguns are equipped with SIGLITE front night sights, removable night sight rear plates, and manual safeties. To date SIG SAUER has delivered M17 and M18 handguns to all branches of the U.S. Military and the U.S. Coast Guard.

    “From the very beginning the MHS program has been a true partnership between SIG SAUER and the U.S. Army which has resulted in the overwhelming success of the program, and ensuring that the M17 and M18 handguns are entering service, and in the field with our military,” concluded Cohen.

    80 Percent Arms Introduces GST-9 Ghost: First Truly Modular 80% Pistol Frame System

    Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

    Garden Grove, CA., (November 15, 2019) – 80 PERCENT ARMS, Inc., the nation’s largest manufacturer of 80% firearms, is proud of our history in challenging the status quo by releasing new products that have revolutionized the 80% lower industry. Today, we are continuing the tradition with the release of our new GST-9 Ghost: the world’s first truly modular 80% pistol frame system compatible with Glock® 19 platform components, as well as our patent-pending modular grips allow for easy conversion between compact and full size. We started by taking a close look at the famously reliable Glock® platform, diligently researched what was missing on the market today, then used our years of expertise manufacturing 80% firearms to develop the most shootable 80% pistol system from the ground up.

    Based on extensive research and focus group testing, we also improved ergonomics by designing a contoured grip that improves comfort and helps tame recoil. The undercut trigger guard gives you a higher grip on the frame, thus lowering the bore-axis and reducing muzzle flip for faster, more accurate follow-up shots.

    The GST-9 Ghost features several improvements over the time-tested Glock® platform, starting with the mating surface between the slide and frame. Frame rails have been extended three times their normal length for more repeatability, better accuracy, and controlled recoil impulse. Nickel plating improves reliability by reducing friction between moving parts in the harshest conditions, even after liquid lubricants have long since cooked off. 

    The GST-9 is centered around one thing: you. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to your mission. That’s why we designed the GST-9 to allow every shooter to build a frame that is tailor-made for them. Whether it’s a compact or full-size grip, a streamlined magwell for carry or a flared magwell for competition, we give you options. Build the frame you want for your mission with the 80 Percent Arms GST-9 Ghost. 

    STREAMLIGHT LAUNCHES TLR-7 A RAIL-MOUNTED WEAPON LIGHT

    Sunday, November 17th, 2019

    New Model Features Two Rear Switch Position Options, High and Low

    EAGLEVILLE, PA, November 15, 2019 – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, has introduced the TLR-7® A with ergonomic rear switches featuring a low or high position to match users’ shooting styles. The exceptionally lightweight and compact new light delivers 500 lumens for a variety of tactical uses.

    “Our newest weapon light features ambidextrous on/off rear switches with low and high positions to suit user preference, and a rail clamp that attaches and detaches easily from the side of compact and full frame weapons,” said Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah. “Like the original TLR-7, it is designed to maximize visibility and targeting capability in a variety of home defense and tactical applications.”

    The TLR-7 A features a power LED that delivers 5,000 candela and 500 lumens over a beam distance of 140 meters. It offers two lighting modes, LED only or LED strobe, each with a run time of 1.5 hours. The light is energized by a single 3 Volt CR2 lithium battery.

    Securely fitting to a broad range of weapons, the new TLR-7 A features a one-handed, snap on and tighten interface that keeps hands away from gun muzzles when attaching or detaching them. The light also includes a Safe Off feature, locking it so it cannot be turned on accidentally. A key kit is included to securely fit the light to the broadest array of hand guns of any light on the market.

    Constructed with 6000 Series machined aircraft aluminum with a black anodized finish, the TLR-7 A weighs 2.40 ounces and measures 2.58 inches in length.

    With extensively live-fire tested, impact-resistant construction, the new model features an IPX7 rated design, making it waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes.

    The new light is packaged as the TLR-7 A FLEX that comes with a High switch mounted on the light plus an included Low switch. It has an MSRP of $225.75, and comes with Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.
    streamlight.com

    By Popular Demand, Peter Jackson’s Unforgettable Documentary ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Will Return to Movie Theaters In December for Encore Presentations in Both 3D and 2D

    Thursday, November 14th, 2019

    WHAT: One of the most acclaimed and highest-grossing documentaries ever made, “They Shall Not Grow Old” is director Peter Jackson’s extraordinary look at the soldiers, the events, the sounds and the sights of World War I. After hearing from moviegoers nationwide who wanted to relive this unique cinematic experience in 3D, Fathom Events and Warner Bros. will bring “They Shall Not Grow Old” back to movie theaters across the country for three days only this December. The film will also be available in 2D in select locations.

    On December 7, 17 and 18, more than 800 cinemas throughout the U.S. present the film the New York Times called “a brisk, absorbing and moving experience,” and about which Rolling Stone wrote, “You won’t believe your eyes.” Initially released by Fathom Events and Warner Bros. in December of 2018, “They Shall Not Grow Old” has become one of Fathom’s most successful and most requested titles. The December presentations will include both an introduction to the film by Jackson as well as a post-film exploration of how the film was made.

    For generations, World War I has only been experienced through grainy, silent black-and-white footage. With unprecedented digital restoration, meticulous colorization and revelatory use of sound, “They Shall Not Grow Old” was nominated by BAFTA and the Critic’s Choice Award for Best Documentary, and won the Motion Picture Sound Editor’s Golden Reel Award. “They Shall Not Grow Old” opens a window to the past in a way that has never been seen or heard before.

    WHO: Fathom Events and Warner Bros.

    WHEN: Saturday, December 7, 2019 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time)
    Tuesday, December 17, 2019 – 7:00 p.m. (local time)
    Wednesday, December 18, 2019 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time)

    WHERE: Tickets for “They Shall Not Grow Old” can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

    SIG SAUER ProForce P229 Airsoft Pistol Now Shipping

    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

    NEWINGTON, N.H., (November 12, 2019) – The SIG SAUER ProForce P229 – the official training firearm of the U.S. Coast Guard – is now shipping to the commercial market.

    The semi-automatic ProForce P229 is a full-size, metal frame airsoft pistol with an ergonomic polymer grip. Powered by green gas, the ProForce P229 features a full-metal slide with realistic blowback. The drop magazine holds 25 rounds of 6mm polymer or biodegradable BBs, and a picatinny accessory rail allows for the mounting of a laser or tactical flashlight. The fixed front and rear white dot sights facilitate quick target acquisition.

    The velocity of the SIG AIR ProForce P229 is up to 295 fps with muzzle energy of .8 joules (using a .20-gram polymer BB); however, results may vary depending on temperature and altitude.

    ProForce P229 Airsoft Pistol:

    Total length: 7”
    Barrel length: 4.75”
    Weight: 1.85 lbs.
    Finish: Black
    Muzzle Velocity: up to 295 fps
    Muzzle Energy: .8 joules
    Caliber: 6mm BB
    Magazine Capacity: 25
    Power Source: Green Gas

    MSRP: $ 179.99

    The ProForce P229 is available for purchase at the sigsauer.com/store.

    Leupold & Stevens, Black Rifle Coffee Company Partner with Twitch Streamers to Raise $72,000 for Boot Campaign

    Thursday, November 7th, 2019

    BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc., and Black Rifle Coffee Company have partnered to donate over $72,000 to the Boot Campaign, a non-profit organization that tirelessly works to support military veterans across the country. The funds were raised in conjunction with a group of personalities on the multimedia streaming platform, Twitch.tv. Popular Twitch personalities Eli_doubletap, Tweak, Klean, Matbest11x, Baddie, KiiNGS, Alex_Zedra, DonutOperator, and Drdemolitionmatt, streamed through the night on Saturday, Nov. 2, applying all crowd-sourced donations directly to the Boot Campaign. Leupold-sponsored product giveaways were a highlight of the special event, which ultimately raised $72,643.30.

    “Leupold and Black Rifle Coffee Company conceived of the fundraiser, but it was the strength of community and dedication to the mission that made it as wildly successful as it was,” said Shane Meisel, Director of Marketing for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “The Boot Campaign is one of the most dedicated veteran support programs in the country, and everyone – from the streamers to their fans on Twitch – showed up and backed the cause.”

    Founded in 2009, the Boot Campaign has given more than $12 million in financial aid to service members, veterans, and their families. The organization’s programs assist with housing needs, career and education costs, PTSD/TBI treatment, and health and wellness programs. Funds are raised through general donations, corporate sponsorships, and the retail sale of combat boots and branded merchandise.

    “Our mission, from the beginning, has been to support health and wellness, restore families, restart careers, reduce suicides, and reinforce communities,” said John Hughes, Board Member and Treasurer of the Boot Campaign. “We couldn’t do what we do for service members and veterans without the support of companies like Leupold and Black Rifle Coffee Company.”

    For more information on Leupold® products, please visit us at Leupold.com.

    WHITE CASTLE TO HONOR VETERANS AND ACTIVE MILITARY MEMBERS WITH FREE COMBO MEAL

    Thursday, October 31st, 2019

    Special offer for past and present military members will be available on Monday, Nov. 11

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – White Castle®, a family-owned business for 98 years, is celebrating Veterans Day by offering a free Combo Meal or Breakfast Combo Meal to all veterans and active military members who dine at any one of the nearly 400 White Castle restaurants nationwide. The special offer is valid on Nov. 11.

    “White Castle is a proud member of the diverse communities we serve,” said Jamie Richardson, vice president of White Castle. “From our family of nearly 10,000 team members, we are honored to recognize past and current members of the U.S. military for their commitment to and sacrifices for our country.”

    Veterans and those on active duty are encouraged to visit their local White Castle to receive this offer in recognition of their service to our country. No purchase is necessary, simply provide your military ID.

    “We hope that this token of our appreciation brightens the day of our incredible veterans and active military members,” said Richardson.

    White Castle’s famous fare, including the full breakfast menu and the Impossible Slider, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in most restaurants.

    For more information, visit www.whitecastle.com.

    NEW “TripleKross” Clear Magazine Body by TANDEMKROSS

    Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

    For Immediate Release October 22, 2019

    WEARE, NH – TANDEMKROSS is releasing a new product that will improve the shooting experience of any Ruger® 10/22®. The TANDEMKROSS “TripleKross” clear Magazine Body is perfect for competition shooters and recreational plinkers alike.

    The lightweight construction of the “TripleKross” makes it ideal for travel and use. The clear, durable plastic allows the shooter to always have a clear idea of exactly how many rounds are readily available and which compartment is empty. This feature is especially useful for competitive shooters. As every fraction of a second is crucial, visually confirming the exact number of rounds available takes all the dreadful guesswork and hesitancy out of a sport based around speed and precision.

    “The TripleKross is designed to keep 10/22® enthusiasts organized and engaged in their shooting activities. From transparency for round counts, less magazines to manage, belt clips for easy transport, and lightweight design, this new magazine body has a lot value for everyone.”
    —Bryan Haaker, co-founder of TANDEMKROSS

    The “TripleKross” Magazine Body comes with the clear magazine body and an oversized paddle capable of being attached to the shooter’s belt. Each magazine body has three compartments capable of holding the internal components of a BX-1 10-round rotary magazine for the Ruger 10/22 for a total combined capacity of 30 rounds. Since the magazine body is not one continuous magazine, but rather three separate magazines merged into one body, this part meets compliance in all 50 states.

    www.tandemkross.com

    SIG SAUER ProForce M17 Airsoft Pistol Now Shipping

    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

    NEWINGTON, N.H., (October 16, 2019) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is now shipping the semi-automatic SIG AIR ProForce M17 airsoft pistol.

    Designed for professional training, this high-end SIG AIR ProForce airsoft pistol is a replica of the U.S. Army issued P320-M17 9mm pistol in look, balance, and handling characteristics and engineered to SIG standards for precision, accuracy, and reliability.

    The ProForce M17 features a polymer frame and metal slide with full blow-back action. The proprietary drop magazine holds 21 rounds of 6mm polymer or biodegradable BBs. An adjustable “hop-up” feature creates spin on the BBs for additional stabilization in flight, resulting in increased distance and accuracy. A picatinny accessory rail allows for quick and easy accessory mounting, comes with an optic cut for the addition of the soon-to-be-released SIG AIR Red Dot Optic, and is available in 12g CO2 cartridge or green gas power options.

    ProForce M17 Airsoft Pistol:

    Total length: 8.5”
    Barrel length: 5.5”
    Weight: 2.6 lbs.
    Finish: Coyote Tan
    Muzzle Velocity using .20g Polymer BBs: Up to 410 fps (CO2), up to 320 fps (Green Gas)
    Muzzle Energy: 1.5 joules (CO2), 1 joule (Green Gas)
    Caliber: 6mm BB
    Magazine Capacity: 21
    Power Source: CO2 or Green Gas

    MSRP: $179.99

    The ProForce M17 is available for purchase at the sigsauer.com/store.

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

    Team CZ-USA Sets New Guinness World Book Shooting Record!

    Monday, October 14th, 2019

    CZ’s Team of Young Shotgun Competitors Re-Sets the Bar

    Kansas City, KS (October 14, 2019) – It’s official. As in, Guinness World Book of Records Official! On October 12, 2019, CZ-USA, David Miller, CZ-USA’s shotgun manager, and pro-shooter, and the CZ-USA Team set a world record for most sporting clay targets shot in a 12-hour period by a five-person team.

    The team ended up breaking a total of 14,176 clays.

    “This new world record took a great deal of practice, commitment and concentration,” said Miller. “And these young shooters never faltered! I’m very proud of these young people and their stellar work ethic. This new world record could not have been set without their dedication to excellence.”

    The CZ-USA Team members for this historic attempt were:

    Dave Miller, CZ-USA
    Levi Henrichs, of Sibley, Iowa
    Makayla Scott, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
    Jessica Strasser, Waterford, Wisconsin
    Weston Zolck, Herman, Nebraska

    Each team member was selected based on an essay they submitted to CZ-USA. Each applicant also had participated in an A.I.M. or SCTP competitive shotgun shooting qualifier event.

    This was an Official Guinness World Records attempt, and the previous Guinness record for most sporting clays shot by a five-person team in 12 hours was 4,602 targets. The new record was set at the Powder Creek Shooting Park in Lenexa, Kansas, October 12, 2019.

    The sponsors of this event included A.I.M., Aguila, MEC Outdoors, Powder Creek Shooting Park, The Risher Companies, SCTP, Whitetail Flyer, and Wild Hare.

    “We had an enthusiastic crowd on hand, and they really cheered us on,” Miler added. “Thank you to everyone who came out to support us and to our sponsors. You made a huge difference!”

    Brownells 4X Retro Optic Now In-Stock and Shipping

    Friday, October 11th, 2019

    GRINNELL, Iowa (October 8, 2019) – The Brownells Retro 4X Carry Handle Optic – designed with fans of the Brownells Retro Rifles in mind – is now in-stock and shipping to customers.

    Announced during the 2019 SHOT Show, the Retro 4X Carry Handle Optic closely replicates the look and performance of the original Colt scope made for early models of AR-15-style rifles and carbines.

    Manufactured with high-quality Japanese glass to the original factory specifications, it comes with the correct mounting clamp, and as an added touch, the correct inspection sticker on its underside.

    Listed as #080-001-373 and retailing for $299.99 at Brownells.com, the Retro 4X Carry Handle Optic fits Brownells Retro Rifles chambered in 5.56 with a mounting hole in the carry handle.

    It will not fit on .308 Retro Rifles such as the BRN-10A or BRN-10B, or the 5.56 Brownells Proto rifle, none of which have the required mounting hole in the carry handle.

    The Retro 4X Carry Handle Optic quickly and easily attaches to the AR-style carry handle as found on the BRN-16A1, XBRN-177, BRN-601 and similar rifles.

    Calibrated for the trajectory of modern 5.56 ammunition, it has elevation adjustments marked in 100-yard increments out to 500 yards.

    To see the Brownells Retro 4X Carry Handle Optic, visit www.Brownells.com.

    SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO1PRO Open Reflex Red Dot Sight Now Available

    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

    NEWINGTON, N.H., (October 9, 2019) – SIG SAUER Electro-Optics is pleased to introduce the all-new ROMEO1PRO Open Reflex Red Dot Sight. The ROMEO1PRO is capable of mounting to any pistol with a SIG SAUER PRO slide cut, and is crafted for durability, and for use in harsh environments.

    “The ROMEO1PRO is the latest evolution of the ROMEO1 sights and brings a new level of durability and performance to the open-reflex red dot sight,” said Andy York, President, SIG SAUER, Electro-Optics. “The adoption of a red dot sight on pistols is becoming the standard in the commercial, law enforcement, and military markets, and the ROMEO1PRO is the ultimate solution for fast, responsive target acquisition and accuracy combined with the easy mounting option of the PRO footprint.”

    The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO1PRO is a miniature open reflex red dot sight, available with either a 3MOA or 6MOA red dot. It comes with 12 brightness settings for a full range of lighting conditions, and the TruHold™ Lockless Zeroing System designed to endure recoil and return to zero shot after shot. The ROMEO1PRO features a molded glass aspheric lens with high-performance coatings for superior light transmittance and zero distortion, a new upgraded point-source emitter for increased brightness in day or night conditions, MOTAC, a 20,000-hour battery life, and an IPX-7 waterproof rating. The ROMEO1PRO is housed in aircraft grade aluminum to ensure corrosion resistance, includes a ruggedized steel protective shroud in the box for extreme durability, and is available in black or FDE.

    SIG SAUER pistols with a PRO slide cut (rev2) include the P320 XFIVE Legion, P320-M17, P320 XFULL, P320 XCARRY, P320 XCOMPACT, and P320 XVTAC.

    ROMEO1PRO Open Reflex Red Dot Sight Specs:

    Magnification: 1x30mm
    Illumination Settings: 10 Daytime / 2 Night Vision
    Window Height: .71in / 18mm
    Window Width: 1.1in / 28mm
    Weight: 1.0oz / 28g
    Battery: CR1632
    Waterproofing: IPX-7
    Overall Elevation Adjustment Range: 100MOA
    Overall Windage Adjustment Range: 100 MOA

    MSRP: $519.99 – Black
    MSRP: $549.99 – FDE

    The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO1PRO is currently shipping, and available for purchase at retailers nationwide and on the SIG SAUER Webstore. Complete product specs and information for the ROMEO1PRO are available at sigsauer.com.

    ArmyCon: Where Virtual and Reality Meet

    Monday, October 7th, 2019

    FORT KNOX, Ky. — The U.S. Army is aiming to connect the gaming world to the military characters and equipment featured in many of today’s most popular games during the first-ever ArmyCon at the Army Ten-Miler Expo Park and D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C., Oct. 11-12.

    ArmyCon will showcase high tech, warfighting capabilities with interactive displays and demonstrations. Individuals can test their skills as virtual warriors in the Mobile Gaming Semi-Trailer and then meet the real-life Soldiers face-to-face, equipped with all the associated gear and weaponry, in one action-packed area.

    Spectators can test out robots, climb inside helicopters, and challenge their hacking skills. They can even get a close-up look at two new pieces of Army tech — the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle — Binocular and the Black Hornet Nano Unmanned Aerial System.

    The ENVG-B’s are the Army’s most advanced night vision goggle, providing close combat forces with the capability to observe and maneuver weather conditions during limited visibility and enabling Soldiers to shoot around corners. The Black Hornet is a tiny drone that offers intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support.

    “There are so many young people who don’t know what high-tech jobs the Army can offer or what Army life is like,” said Maj. Gen. Frank Muth, U.S. Army Recruiting commanding general. “ArmyCon is a prime opportunity for us to start the conversation about the professional jobs our Soldiers do.”

    ArmyCon will feature the two new outreach teams created this year — the Army eSports Team and the Warrior Fitness Team. The esports team will host a “Twitch” gaming tournament inside of the U.S. Army Mobile Gaming Semi-Trailer, which features scorpion chairs and a variety of gaming platforms.

    In addition to the new equipment and the gaming trailer, attendees will have a variety of Army assets to experience up-close and personal, including:

    -Electric motorcycle
    -Talon EOD robot
    -Percussion explosive neutralization system
    -Portable X-ray
    -EOD blast suit
    -Cyber Protection Team (demo cyber effects, display geo tagging effects with social media)
    -Helicopters
    -Stryker

    Along with the equipment, attendees can meet Olympians from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, the Golden Knights Army Parachute Team, Rangers, Special Forces Soldiers, and more.

    By USAREC Public Affairs

    Hampton Roads Naval Museum Makes Final Preparations Prior to Re-opening

    Sunday, October 6th, 2019

    By Max Lonzanida, Public Affairs Officer, Hampton Roads Naval Museum

    Norfolk, Va. –The gallery of the Hampton Roads Naval Museum will re-open, Oct. 9, following a transformation of more than 4,700 sq. ft. into a new immersive exhibit, The Ten Thousand-Day War at Sea: The US Navy in Vietnam, 1950-1975.

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    NORFOLK, VA. (Sep, 20, 2019) A Vietnamese sampan, captured in 1968 by US Navy riverine forces, along with a diorama featuring a Patrol Boat Riverine gun tub are some of the artifacts that will be on display at a new exhibit at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. The exhibit, “The Ten Thousand Day War at Sea: the US Navy in Vietnam, 1950-1975” is scheduled to open on October 9, 2019. (US Navy Photo by Max Lonzanida/Released)

    The exhibit represents the first major renovation of their gallery since 1994. Preparations for the conversion began in April, and this week, with the addition of almost 130 artifacts, the staff is making final preparations to open their doors to the public.

    Using the U.S. Navy’s rich historical collections, multi-media presentations, and interactive components, visitors will experience the Navy’s pivotal role in the Vietnam War.

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    NORFOLK, Va. — A Vietnamese sampan, captured in 1968 by US Navy Riverine Forces, along with a diorama featuring a Patrol Boat, Riverine and its gun tub are some of the artifacts that will be on display at a new exhibit at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. The exhibit, “The Ten Thousand Day War at Sea: the US Navy in Vietnam, 1950-1975” is scheduled to open on October 9, 2019. (US Navy Photo by Max Lonzanida/Released)

    Choosing the right pieces to tell Navy’s Vietnam War story was critical to the exhibit’s creation. To guarantee that the visuals matched the museum’s intent, exhibit specialists collaborated with the Naval History and Heritage Command’s (NHHC) Curator Branch.

    “We worked alongside with Hampton Roads Naval Museum staff to make certain we were telling a holistic story,” commented Jeff Bowdoin, Naval History and Heritage Command Curator Branch head. “Many people understand the riverine contributions to the war effort, though we must look beyond those operations. For instance the bullet fragment recovered from the USS Maddox represents an attack on a U.S. Navy destroyer that helped support the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.”

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    NOROFLK, Va. — A Vietnamese sampan, captured in 1968 by US Navy riverine forces, undergoes final surface cleaning and consolidation by Karl Knauer and Abigail Preston with the Naval History and Heritage Command’s Conservation Branch. The sampan is part of a larger exhibit at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. The exhibit, “The Ten Thousand Day War at Sea: the US Navy in Vietnam, 1950-1975” is scheduled to open on October 9, 2019. (US Navy Photo by Max Lonzanida/Released)

    One of the large artifacts visitors will have the opportunity to see is a 25-foot long sampan captured in 1968.

    Sampans, flat-bottom boats that plied the waterways of the Mekong Delta transporting people and goods, were sometimes used to transport contraband weapons and supplies to aid the Viet Cong.

    In 1968, riverine forces captured a 25-foot long sampan during Operation FLANKSPEED as it transported weapons, among other contraband. The Navy brought the open hulled sampan back to the U.S. and until now, it was in under management of NHHC’s Curator Branch.

    Creating a new exhibit about the Vietnam War presented substantial opportunities for Hampton Roads Naval Museum to connect with Navy veterans. The museum recorded interviews with over forty-five Navy veterans of the war.

    “Veterans of the Vietnam War did not receive a particularly hospitable homecoming,” said John Pentangelo, Hampton Roads Naval Museum director. “Many Americans wanted to forget the war and military service was not recognized the way it was before or since.”

    Pentangelo also stated that the Navy’s contributions to the war are often overlooked in scholarship and popular culture. “While the artifacts were vital to the telling this story, the oral history program that preceded the exhibit fabrication really shaped the exhibit in a dynamic way,” he added, “Navy veterans were allowed to speak for themselves and provide visitors with the opportunity to make meaningful connections to our shared past.”

    Hampton Roads Naval Museum will host a private ribbon cutting ceremony October 8 at 6 p.m. Media are invited to attend and should contact [email protected] for additional details. The exhibit opens to the public on October 9. During the three-year exhibit, The Hampton Roads Naval Museum aims to educate visitors about the U.S. Navy’s role in the Vietnam War.

    For more about the Naval History and Heritage Command, visit www.history.navy.mil and for more on Hampton Roads Naval Museum, visit www.history.navy.mil/content/history/museums/hrnm.