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

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. 

Pyro Putty

November 18th, 2019

Pyro Putty is an all-weather emergency fire-starting material. Each can contains 2 oz of pliable material that’s designed to be lit easily with a lighter, matches, a ferro rod, ect. A piece the size of a nickel can burn for 8-10 minutes, and each can is good for roughly 30 fires.

Additionally, the material is UV reactive, so it can be used for trail marking. It also can impart a waterproof coating on materials such as those on tents and shoes.
Available in three varieties:

Summer Blend – Pliable from 40 – 100 F

Winter Blend – Pliable from -20 – 70 F

Eco Blend – Pliable from 40 – 110F

pyroputty.com

STREAMLIGHT LAUNCHES TLR-7 A RAIL-MOUNTED WEAPON LIGHT

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

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

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.

LEGO – 1989 Batmobile

November 10th, 2019

Pay tribute to the Batman who killed goons on screen years before Batfleck in BvS with this LEGO Batmobile set. Designed specifically for older fans (it’s ages 16+ rated right on the box) this set is modeled after the batmobile from the 1989 Tim Burton Batman film, and consists of just a hair over 3300 pieces. The completed model comes in at over 60cm long, and features a slide-open cockpit with brand-new wraparound windshield element introduced with this set. Two hidden machine guns can pop out by turning the turbine exhaust, and this Batmobile also features decorative grappling hooks on either side.

This set also marks the first appearance of three new exclusive minifigures: Batman (w/ new torso decoration), The Joker (w/ new face and torso decoration), and Vicki Vale (w/ new torso and legs), all modeled after their appearance in the 1989 Batman film, along with a brick-built display stand.

This set will be made available on November 29th, and can be pre-orded direct from LEGO at: www.lego.com/en-us/product/1989-batmobile-76139

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

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.

RE Factor Tactical – Operator Art Gallery Starter Pack

November 5th, 2019

Looking to add a bit of flair to the mancave or office? Do you happen to have an appreciation for the fine arts? Then you may want to take a look at RE Factor Tactical’s Operator Art Gallery Starter Pack.

This pack consists of RE Factor’s four most popular posters:

  • Colonial Maritime Raid Force: 24″ x 16″
  • Warry Night: 24″ x 18″
  • OCONUS Lisa: 18″ x 24″
  • Predator Scream: 18″ x 24″
  • These posters are made in the USA.

    www.refactortactical.com/products/operator-art-gallery-starter-pack

    Dart Zone Pro MK-1

    November 4th, 2019

    As what is probably not much of a surprise, there’s a pretty dedicated group of hobbyists who dabble in modified dart blasters, NERF and the like, to maximize the performance and range of their blasters. Well, a competitor to NERF, Dart Zone, a company which sells some pretty cool blasters of their own, decided to create the Dart zone Pro MK-1: a production blaster that incorporates many of the same features as these modified blasters, in what is a pretty sleek package.

    The MK-1 consists of a upper receiver/front body with a pre-installed metal barrel, and a lower receiver, which quickly assembles together and is secured with metal pins. It’s action is stronger than a standard off-the-shelf blaster, which, when combined with specially designed darts, allows for accurate shots upwards of 150 feet, with a muzzle velocity of 150 feet/sec.

    Simply put, it’s a hobbyist-level blaster right out the box. It also happens to be sold out at the time of writing. But, with how successful the limited run of MK-1 blasters has been, it’s possible there will be more to the Dart Zone Pro line in the future.

    dartzoneblasters.com/dartzonepro

    CRKT – Knife Maintenance Tool

    November 2nd, 2019

    CRKT’s new Knife Maintenance Tool is designed as a compact yet functional tool for knife maintenance that can be stowed on one’s keychain or in a pack. Featuring a body/handle made of glass-filled nylon, the Knife Maintenance Tool comes with both a tungsten carbide field sharpener and ceramic honing edge. Two sizes of TORX heads – T6 and T8 – allow for securing of fasteners found on many common knives, as does an included flat head screwdriver. The Kinfe Maintenance Tool also has a bottle opener, just in case you need to pry open a food can, or pop open a cold one.

    www.crkt.com/catalog/product/view/id/1124/s/knife-maintenance-tool/category/65

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

    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.

    Rubber Band Minigun On Kickstarter

    October 29th, 2019

    The Rubber Band Minigun, a creation of Weaponized T-Rex, “a company which specializes in producing unique wooden goods”, is currently up for funding on Kickstarter. Featuring a CNC cut wood body, this M61 Vulcan-inspired rubber band gun is fully automatic and is powered by an onboard electric motor. It features 12 barrels with a maximum capacity of 144 shots, with a fire rate of 200 RPM and a range of up to 30 feet.

    As shown in the image above, the Rubber Band Minigun can be had in either a pre-built or kit version, with no finish (bare wood) or with an acryclic black paint job.

    At the time of writing, this project is just a bit below $400 shy of its funding goal, but with a project this cool, is that really a surprise?

    You can check out the funding campaign page at the link below:

    www.kickstarter.com/projects/wtrex/rubber-band-minigun

    Crosman – Full Auto Series

    October 28th, 2019

    Crosman’s new Full Auto series, true to its name, consists of two fully-automatic air guns, an AR-inspired rifle, and a Beretta 92-inspired pistol. Both airguns are powered by CO2 cartridges, and fire 4.5mm steel BBs. Their realistic weight, controls, and blowback operation makes them good for training as well as shooting targets in the backyard. Plus, the rifle is compatible with standard AR buttstocks and pistol grips, and features a quad Picatinny rail forend as well as a 12 o’clock receiver rail, for the attachment of grips, lights, lasers, and sights.

    www.crosman.com/full-auto

    The Outer Worlds Is Out Now

    October 26th, 2019

    With Bethesda’s continued comical mishandling of the Fallout franchise, most recently being the myriad blunders of Fallout 76 killing any goodwill they had with the fanbase, leave it to Obsidian to release a true Fallout game in almost all but name with The Outer Worlds. Aside from Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky, two of the original creators of Fallout, serving as directors for the game, it’s got expansive environments to explore, excellent writing, and a lot of dialog and skill checks that mean your stats actually matter – like the original Fallout games, and Fallout: New Vegas, which Obsidian also developed. In true CRPG fashion, the game even allows you the freedom to solve a great many of the game’s scenarios as you see fit, whether it be through diplomacy, stealth and subterfuge, or good ole’ fashion violence.

    I’ve got about 19 hours in so far, and I’d guess I’m anywhere from 1/2 to 2/3 of the way through, and that includes doing every sidequest I’ve been able to discover. If you’re looking for a game to scratch that RPG itch, this one comes highly recommended.

    Plus, it’s available on Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass, which I believe can be had for $1 for the first month for either Xbox One or PC, which is how I’m playing it.

    Tactica – Tactica Concealed Carry Leggings

    October 24th, 2019

    Tactica, which is a ‘Defense Fashion’ brand designed for women, has just introduced a new product, Concealed Carry Leggings. Designed to blend comfort with effective concealability, these leggings are made of a flexible yet durable blend of spandex and nylon.

    Aside from allowing for a full range of movement, the Concealed Carry Leggings also features two integrated pocket holsters, at both the 12:30 and 4:30 positions. These pockets are TPE polymer lined, and feature a securing strap. Additionally, these leggings feature a credit card/phone pocket.

    Currently available in sizes SM – 2XL, in Black.

    tacticafashion.com/concealed-carry-leggings

    NEW “TripleKross” Clear Magazine Body by TANDEMKROSS

    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

    Uncharted Supply Co – The Triage Kit On Indiegogo

    October 21st, 2019

    Currently up for funding on Indiegogo, The Triage Kit by Uncharted Supply Co is a ‘jack of all trades’ emergency kit in a portable, lightweight form. Developed over a year with the input from over 100 “outdoor experts, pros and ambassadors”, The Triage Kit contains not only basic medical supplies, as its name implies, but also some survival gear, and repair gear. The pouch is made of a 30D double-ripstop nylon parachute fabric, and the entire fully-loaded package comes in at only 96 grams (approx. 3.4 oz).

    This project is fully funded at the time of writing, but as always, you can still fund it if you want to secure a Triage Kit for yourself.

    www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-triage-kit

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail Black Knight Deluxe Talking Premium Motion Statue

    October 20th, 2019

    Much beloved and endlessly quoted, Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a favorite film of mine, and I’m sure many of you readers share that sentiment. Which is why it’s totally worth bringing up this Holy Grail Black Knight talking motion statue. Coming in a 7.5″ tall, the Black Knight has removable arms (sadly/thankfully without the comical blood spray), and speaks 10 phrases straight from the film:

    ”Tis but a scratch”
    ”I’ve had worse”
    ”Ohh, ohh I see, running away ehh?… you yellow Bastard!”
    ”Come back ‘ere and take what’s coming to you… I’ll bite your legs off!”
    ”s’alright, we’ll call it a draw”
    ”It’s just a flesh wound”
    ”Have at you!”
    ”I’m invincible!”
    ”I move for no man!”
    ”None shall pass, none shall pass!”

    As good an addition to your collectables shelf or work table as any.

    Available for pre-order from EntertainmentEarth, with a release date of January 2020.

    www.entertainmentearth.com/product/FT408390?id=CO-408272913

    LA Police Gear – Atlas Tactical Christmas Stocking

    October 18th, 2019

    Yeah, it’s not even Halloween yet, but on the other hand why wait until just after Thanksgiving to start prepping for the Christmas season? And a great, tactically-inclined way to do it is with LA Police Gear’s Atlas Tactical Christmas Stocking. An evolution of the MOLLE Elite Tactical Christmas Stocking, the Atlas features laser-cut webbing for attaching various external stocking stuffers, and a 6.5″ x 3″ Velcro loop panel for patches or name tapes. Plus, the external 3″ x 2″ x .5″ and dual 3.5″ x 1.5″ x .5″ offer even more carrying capacity, if the internal space and webbing isn’t enough.

    Available in Black, Coyote, and OD Green.

    lapolicegear.com/la-police-gear-atlas-tactical-christmas-stocking

    SIG SAUER ProForce M17 Airsoft Pistol Now Shipping

    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!

    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

    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

    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.

    BOOMco DXD58 HALO UNSC MA5 Blaster

    October 8th, 2019

    To my detriment, I haven’t been paying much attention to the Mattel BOOMco line of licensed Halo dart blasters, at least not since initially seeing them at San Diego Comic Con 2015. Which is a shame, too, because they’ve made some awesome additions to the line since then, such as this MA5 blaster. Based on the MA5 assault rifle from the Halo Series, this blaster feeds from a side loading 8-shot clip, and interestingly, it’s designed so that the user builds air pressure using the foregrip as a pump, and then the trigger can be held down to expend the entire clip in a full-auto fashion, which is pretty darn cool. It’s available in both blue and red, for team purposes.

    BOOMco has also a Brute Spiker, which in the Halo games is an alien SMG of sorts that shoots molten hot spikes, and has dual blades that can be used to slash at enemies.

    And even a blaster based on the M45D shotgun.

    These and more BOOMco branded blasters can be found wherever Mattel products are sold.

    ArmyCon: Where Virtual and Reality Meet

    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