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PBUG Weapon Keychains

October 21st, 2018

Truth be told, I couldn’t find out exactly who manufactures these things, only that they’re supposedly tied to the popular ‘Battle Royale’-genre video game ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’. All the same, these keychains are really damn cool, made of zinc alloy and impressively detailed, albeit marginally larger than your typical keychain-sized trinket. The collection consists of various weapons found in PUBG, such as an M16A4, Kar98K, SCAR-L, Thompson, and Vector (seen above). There’s also the melee pan weapon, if you’d prefer having a gold cast iron dangling from your keys.

www.amazon.com/BOOMIMI-Playerunknowns-Battlegrounds-KeyChain-Accessories/dp/B07BKW1LXN

Fallout: New California Narrative Trailer

October 20th, 2018

If you’re starved for a new Fallout experience, aren’t really feeling the direction Bethesda is taking with Fallout: 76, and don’t mind booting up New Vegas on the PC, you might find interest in the upcoming Fallout: New California. In development in various forms for roughly 7 years, Fallout: New California is a fan-made mod for New Vegas which takes place 20 years before the events of said game, and 10 years before the events of Fallout 3. Practically an entire game all itself, New California is slated to have “at least 48 quests”, just under 17000 voiced lines, new weapons and armor, and two unique radio stations, with a single run from start to finish projected to take 8-30 hours, not counting the replayability of going through different quest routes.

Simply put, this is a pretty huge undertaking for a mod. And, it’ll be completely free-to-download this coming October 23rd.

www.moddb.com/mods/falloutprojectbrazil

Dominator – DM870 Shell-Ejecting Airsoft Shotgun

October 19th, 2018

Dominator’s DM870 is a shell-ejecting airsoft shotgun. Featuring a CNC-machined full-steel receiver, the DM870 has a total capacity of 4+1 CO2 shotshells, each of which can be loaded with three (3) 6mm BBs. In addition to the receiver, the outer barrel, bolt carrier, and trigger group are also all CNC-machined full-steel construction, and the DM870 also comes with a rubberized butt pad and front bead sight.

www.dominatorinternational.com/en_us/airsoft/shotguns/ds-ex8801-dm870-airsoft-shotgun

Tennessee Arms Company – Omega Rifle

October 18th, 2018

This article was originally featured on Soldier Systems Daily

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Tennessee Arms Company, best known for their polymer AR-15 and AR-10 lower receivers, is currently undergoing production on a new rifle they’ve dubbed the Omega Rifle. A design 10 years in the making, the Omega utilizes existing AR-15 pattern barrels and magazines, but also features a gas piston-operated action, is side charging, and has an adjustable trigger. The Omega will also come with a user-changeable back plate, which allows for the installation of various stocks, or a flat plate (for a pistol model). The model seen above is a working prototype, and doesn’t represent what the finalized commercial design will look like.

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The unique feature of the Omega Rifle is its patented articulating bolt assembly. Somewhat comparable to KRISS’ Super V Recoil Mitigation System for the Vector weapons family, the Omega’s Articulating Bolt Assembly features a ‘Traveling Mass’, which moves downward during the firing cycle, sliding directly into the pistol grip; this system is designed to reduce felt recoil, with a shorter operation cycle and fewer moving parts than a standard AR-15.

The Omega Rifle is slated for a Spring 2019 release, at the latest. Tennessee Arms Company will soon be offering a pre-order for the Omega rifle chambered in 5.56mm. There are plans to expand the Omega’s chamberings to include 9mm, .308, and 7.62x39mm. We’re eager to see further developments on this new design as its release draws nearer.

omegarifle.com

Franklin Armory – BFSIII for AK

October 17th, 2018

Minden, NV, October 17, 2018 Precision firearms manufacturer, Franklin Armory®, has successfully adapted the patented Generation 3 Binary Firing System™ to the AK Platform. Prototype triggers have undergone substantial field testing, and the final configuration will be placed into production soon. The BFSIII™ for the AK platform is slated to start shipping the first quarter of 2019. Pre-Orders for the BFSIII™ for AK will begin on October 19th.

Franklin Armory® President, Jay Jacobson, stated, “The Franklin Armory® engineering and design staff have really worked hard to create a fabulous BFSIII™ for AK that works in as many AK platforms as possible. Given the variety of clones out on the market, this was no small task.”

Fast on the heels of their previous release of the BFSIII™ for CZ Scorpion; Franklin Armory® proves again to be the premier manufacturer of Binary triggers with six models currently available.

The Gen 3 Binary Firing System™ was released for the AR platform in August of 2016. All BFSIII™ triggers feature a three-mode safety selector. Mode 1 is “Safe.” Mode 2 is “Semi” for semiautomatic. And Mode 3 is “Binary” mode. In Binary mode, the firearm will discharge one round on the pull of the trigger and one round on the release of the trigger. All BFSIII™ models feature the ability to negate the release round in Binary mode by modulating the safety selector back to “Semi” mode or “Safe.” Additionally, all BFSIII™ are engineered to prevent the operator from modulating the selector to “Binary” mode while holding the trigger back in “Semi” mode.

AK-C1 MSRP: $499.99BFSIII™

If you would like more information about this topic, please see our website at www.franklinarmory.com.

Come to the NASGW EXPO Booth 1829 to see the new triggers for yourself!

Competitors Unite for A Girl & A Gun’s Fall Festival

October 16th, 2018

AUSTIN — A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) hosted its 2018 AG & AG Fall Festival on Oct 2-7, 2018. Fall Fest comprised three shooting events: one two-day training course, a two-day three-gun match, and a one-day pistol match at Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park City, Kentucky.

“A Girl & A Gun Fall Fest is the most remarkable experience,” said Dianna Muller, professional shooter. “So much growth from the women who come to this match, for some, their first match ever!!” For 41 participants, Fall Fest was only their first or second major match. To help them navigate the stages, every squad was led by a pro with the help of a Squad Mom, who is a traveling Range Officer (RO) that shoots with their squads, helps competitors prepare for the stages, keeps the squads on time, assists stage ROs with tasks, and serves as a go-to staff member if competitors need help. This structure is indicative of the AG & AG culture — the stages and skills are tough, while the community is kind and supportive.

The Fall Fest events began with 3-Gun University Presented by TROY Industries, two days of clinics with professional shooters. On Tuesday and Wednesday, 35 participants attended rifle sight-in, rifle positions, chrono/ballistic data, pistol skills, rifle skills, and shotgun skills clinics with Tina Martin, Dianna Muller, Janna Reeves, Cindy DeSplinter, Ursula Williams, Beth Walker, and Dakota Overland. These classes gave students time to work with pros to hone their skills for the match. Participants also had guided stage walk-throughs to help them develop their strategies for tackling stages in the multigun match.

The Brownells Ladies Multigun Championship was a two-day three-gun match that took place on Friday and Saturday. Squads comprised 120 competitors and staff that shot 8 challenging stages designed by Bryan Corry. The division winners were:

Open: Dianna Muller
Tac Ops: Dakota Overland
2×4: Lena Miculek
Limited: Rhonda Allen
2-Gun: Laurel Walters

The SIG SAUER Ladies Handgun Championship was a one-day USPSA-style pistol match with eight fun stages designed by Rick VanBlaricum. Lena Miculek was the overall winner out of 92 competitors. The division winners were:

Production: Ashley Rheuark
Limited: Dianna Muller
PCC: Lena Miculek
Open: Cassie Beahr
Carry Optics: Denise Katz
Single Stack: Susan Maurer

Throughout the week, participants and guests were able to meet with vendors and sponsors. SIG SAUER instructor Tina Perrone offered demos of the new SIG SAUER P365 pistol and 365 ammunition. Phillip Goldsmith from GLOCK led individuals through a GSSF course of fire with the new GLOCK 45, and Tony Pignato from STI International facilitated a team 3-woman challenge using the new STI Staccato pistol. Tracy Barnes from Check Outside provided rental equipment for some of the stages. Stag Arms offered demos of their rifles and some full-auto fun. JP Precision, Ranger Proof, U.S. Law Shield, PrimEar, and Zero In were on site to showcase their products.

Fall Fest included two draw-dropping prizes tables, random-draw prizes, and fantastic swag and gifts for participants! Thank you to sponsors SIG SAUER, Brownells, Troy, GLOCK, Red Stitch Targets, Savage, Stag Arms, Sentry, STI, Voodoo Tactical, JP Precision, Safariland, XS Sights, Ranger Proof, and all of the partners that gave support and prizes. Thank you to Rockcastle for hosting the amazing event.

About A Girl & A Gun

A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) is a membership organization whose events have been successful stepping stones for thousands of women into the shooting community and fostered their love of shooting with caring and qualified instructors to coach them. AG & AG breaks barriers for women and girls in the area of self-defense and in pistol, rifle, and shotgun shooting sports by welcoming beginners to learn the basics of safe and accurate shooting and providing experienced shooters with advanced-level opportunities. The club has more than 5,500 members in 48 states and hosts recurring Girl’s Nights Out at more than 180 ranges throughout the nation. Learn more at AGirlandAGun.org.

The Remington V3 Tac-13, Represents the Ultimate in Compact Personal Defense

October 15th, 2018

Ilion, NY – Remington’s advanced, patented gas-operated system now available with a 13” barrel and a Birdshead pistol grip.

The V3 Tac-13 is based off the revolutionary VersaPort gas system. The Remington V3 Tac-13 flawlessly cycles all 2 ¾ to 3-inch 12 gauge loads while reducing recoil to a level previously unheard of in autoloaders.

Features & Benefits:
• Birdshead Pistol Grip Allows for more ergonomic hold to help control the firearm and reduce recoil for the shooter.
• Hand Strap User adjustable to help control muzzle flip and improve handling characteristics.
• Lightweight Aluminum Receiver For easy, comfortable transport anywhere
• 13” Light Contour Barrel is compact and easy to carry anytime its needed

Additionally, its self-cleaning gas piston system greatly reduces time required for cleaning. With fewer parts than conventional gas systems, not only is cleaning easier but there are fewer parts to maintain.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops III – This Is Blackout Trailer

October 14th, 2018

It’s kind of easy to forget that this year’s CoD title is already out, since Activision usually shoots for a November release. It still kind of stings that Treyarch decided to omit a single player campaign for this year’s release, but to their credit, the ‘Battle Royale’-inspired Blackout mode has been getting good buzz. Plus, they might as well strike while the PUBG/Fortnite iron is still lukewarm.

The Slow Mo Guys – 2mm Pin Fire Gun In Slow Motion

October 13th, 2018

YouTube channel The Slow Mo Guys demonstrate the firing of a 2mm Pin Fire pistol in extremely slow motion using a Phantom v2640 camera. If anything can be gleamed from this video, it’s that LEGO Minifigs are surprisingly durable, even if the round fired isn’t particularly powerful.

HatsanUSA, Inc. Named Exclusive Importer of Escort Shotguns

October 12th, 2018

Bentonville, AR (October 12, 2018) – HatsanUSA, Inc., the U.S. division of Hatsan Arms Company, is pleased to announce they have entered into an agreement to be the exclusive importer of Escort shotguns for the U.S. market.

“We are very excited for the opportunity to add Escort shotguns to our shooting sports brand portfolio,” says Blaine Manifold, CEO/President of HatsanUSA, Inc. “The Escort line of shotguns is the perfect complement to our Hatsan branded airguns and the synergies at play between the two brands will be great momentum generators.”

Known as one of the world’s most preferred shooting sports brands, Hatsan set the standard for quality craftsmanship. Hatsan takes pride in their 100% vertically integrated manufacturing process, using high-quality components including German steel and premium Turkish Walnut. Producing virtually all components in their own factory, Hatsan maintains the highest levels of quality and workmanship throughout the manufacturing process for both Hatsan airguns and Escort shotguns.

Escort’s purpose-driven shotguns feature ruggedly-built pump action, semi-automatic, and over/under shotguns for hunting, security, and home defense applications. Escort shotguns are recognized for their exceptional performance, reliability and value by shotgun enthusiasts from every corner of the world. HatsanUSA, Inc., looks to build upon this strong heritage in the U.S. marketplace.

Hatsan, a family-owned company, was founded in 1976 in Izmir, Turkey. Since then, the company has built its brand through an innovative product line. HatsanUSA ,Inc. provides U.S. customers the opportunity to experience the exceptional quality, craftsmanship and hard-hitting performance of Hatsan airguns and Escort shotguns.

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

The Bushmaster Unicorn, Also Known as ACR Caliber Conversions

October 11th, 2018

Do They Really Exist?

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Huntsville, AL – The Bushmaster ACR was brought to market in 2010 with the promise of unparalleled adaptability. The concept was simple; an extremely reliable, versatile, and modular platform, capable of tool-less configuration and caliber changes in minutes by swapping the bolt head, barrel and magazine. Unfortunately, much like a mythical creature, the caliber conversions have never been seen. Until now.

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Finally, after many years of development, we are excited to announce the first of many new caliber conversions for the ACR. With fully ambidextrous controls, improved ergonomics, an ultra reliable gas piston operating system, and tool-less configuration and caliber adaptability, the ACR is now the most field adaptable Modern Sporting Rifle Platform available.

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.450 Bushmaster Conversion

Ultimate stopping power for deer, bear or feral hogs

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6.8 Rem SPC II

For increased energy and down-range performance

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www.bushmaster.com

We Like Shooting – Meal Team 6 – Que-9 Patch Set

October 10th, 2018

The latest addition to We Like Shooting’s Meal Team 6 patch collection, Que-9 is based on the Taco Bell Chihuahua; his story is, The King found him as a pup during an anti-cartel operation. Like the last MT6 patch set, the Que-9 set consists of a ‘mascot’ design and an ‘operator’ design, with both designs being featured on a Velcro-backed morale patch and sticker.

welikeshooting.com/product/mt6-que9

The rest of the set can be found here. Aside from The King and Que-9, We Like Shooting also has the KFC Colonel and Wendy from Wendy’s.

Sightmark Makes their Mark with Improved LoPro Series

October 9th, 2018

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Sightmark makes their mark by offering their redesigned LoPro family in Dark Earth finish. LoPro’s are a compact laser and laser-light combo attachment for your firearm, helping you with precision accuracy and rock-solid reliability. LoPro’s are the perfect attachment for accuracy while training, hunting, self-defense and even in low-light shooting.

Sightmark will add three models to the line in Dark Earth; LoPro Mini Combo Green Laser and Flashlight (SM25012DE), LoPro Combo Green Laser and IR-Visible LED Flashlight (SM25013DE) and the LoPro Mini Green Laser Sight (SM25016DE). Improvements consist of a new aluminum housing, protected windage and elevation adjustments and a thread-on and rotating pressure pad.

LoPro’s can be easily adjusted without a tool and feature a high intensity, variable LED flashlight to allow you to see in any situation. The low-profile design securely mounts on a rail with a screw pressure pad and can sit in front of most attachments without obstructing your view.

Visit Facebook and Twitter to learn more about Sightmark® products.

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

_Echelon Software Announces Three New Additions to the Black Powder Red Earth Series

October 8th, 2018

October 4, 2018 – New York, New York – _Echelon Software today announces three new additions to the Black Powder Red Earth® series.

First, is Echelon’s first step into miniature wargaming. Partnering with Spectre Miniatures, the _Echelon team has specced a chalk of Cold Harbor Assaulters for play in the Spectre Operations tabletop modern war game. These 28mm miniatures are based on Ember QRF teams depicted in Black Powder Red Earth Yemen and have been modeled to the exact specs of these assaulters. The anticipated release date of the set is Black Friday, 2018.

Steve May, of Spectre said, “We are very excited to be part of bringing BPRE into the world of tabletop gaming.” _Echelon could ask for no better partner than Spectre, who’s miniatures we’ve used in play since the brand launched in 2014.

Continuing with this thread, the _Echelon team is now designing a co-operative PVE board game focused on the application of small unit tactics in asymmetric urban warfare. With a campaign and rule system built from the ground up as an analog for small units working in non-permissive urban settings, the game is laser focused on creating opportunities for meaningful decisions employing cutting-edge weapons, set in real-world locations with real-world challenges as seen in the Black Powder Red Earth graphic novels and mini-series. Spectre will be developing the miniature component of the game as well as advising on creating a frictionless and natural game flow.

Finally, _Echelon has begun development of a Black Powder Red Earth animated mini-series. Conceived of as a 3 episode animated piece, series creator Jon Chang has been researching + developing the scenario since August 2017 with SME’s from US Army Special Operations. As with all BPRE projects, series creators work to insure the missions, tactics and equipment are all kept authentic and that the opponents tactics are accurately reflected.

Screen writing began with purpose in August 2018, with storyboarding set to begin in October in anticipation of a trip to Tokyo in January 2019 where the team will be selected to create this next endeavor. “As life long anime fans, dating back to series like Space Cruiser Yamato(StarBlazers), Macross, Akira, Gunbuster and Area 88 – it has been a dream to take the BPRE story from the page to the moving picture.”

Learn more and directly support these endeavors by supporting Black Powder Red Earth on patreon at www.patreon.com/blackpowderredearth

For more on Spectre Miniatures visit www.spectreminiatures.com or email info@spectreminiatures.com

For further information on these projects contact blackpowderredearth@echelon-software.com

KRYTAC – Trident TR47 AEG

October 7th, 2018

The Trident 47 SPR is part of KRYTAC’s line of Trident AEGs (Automatic Electric Guns). Reminiscent of Knight’s Armament’s SR-47, the TR47 is an AR-15-pattern AEG with a magwell that accommodates AK-pattern magazines, but features a button mag release instead of the traditional Kalashnikov mag release lever. The TR47 comes with the following features and accessories:

– Picatinny top rail
– Locking bolt and bolt release
– DEFIANCE pistol grip
– DEFIANCE TR213 M-LOK handguard
– DEFIANCE low profile flip sights
– KRYTAC battery stock
– Licensed CMC trigger
– Ambi safety selector
– Ambi sling loops

Internally, the TR47 comes with an 8mm ball bearing Nautilus mechbox and a KRYTAC 30k Neodyminum magnet high-torque motor. It’s capable of firing BBs and velocities between 390-410 FPS.

krytac.com/trident-mk2-series-2/trident-47-spr

NEW BCA 3.0 OWB Gun Holster

October 6th, 2018

The NEW BCA 3.0 Gun Holster still has the same features that made our BCA the BEST OWB gun holster in the industry. So how did we change something so iconic without taking away from it? Well, for starters, we made it personal. How? By adding a retention setting to it. Now you can take your desired retention and apply it to your gun holster. You can go from a medium light retention to a very heavy retention. Ideal for anyone who carries. We have also taken away from itʼs footprint by eliminating material from itʼs bottom corners to make it smaller and lighter. This makes it a very comfortable OWB gun holster while still keeping itʼs well known characteristic of staying close to your body. Finally. We now use a diversified Polymer plastic that is known for its ideal balance between rigidity, impact strength and hardness to protect your firearm at all times. Whether you are reholstering consecutively at the range or just carrying while protecting yourself and those around you on a daily basis, know that your firearm is secure and safeguarded. All this makes the NEW BCA 3.0 Gun Holster just as good as itʼs predecessor while inheriting a little flair to it.

• NEW Solid locking adjustable retention
• NEW Minimalist Design for even more all day comfort
• NEW Polymer plastic provides supreme rigidity and impact strength assuring protection of your firearm.
• Designed for outside the waistband carry, but can easily be converted to inside the waistband by swapping out the belt loops with our IWB belt clips.
• 10° cant enhances concealment under loose garments.
• Robust 1.50” or 1.75” injection molded belt loops prevent breakage even under rigorous use.
• Belt loops can be replaced with Belt Clips for inside the waistband carry.
• The BCA creates adequate room for a positive grip thus enabling a smooth draw with solid weapon retention.
• All edges on holster are rounded for comfort.
• All holsters are curved to fit the contours of your body.

https://www.bravoconcealment.com/

Buck Knives Adds 722 SpitFire to Custom Knife Shop

October 5th, 2018

Post Falls, ID — Thursday, October 4, 2018– Buck Knives has added the popular 722 SpitFire model to its Custom Knife Shop.

The 722 SpitFire is a lightweight everyday carry knife originally released in 2013. Customizable options include a variety of different handle colors and materials, including Aluminum, G10, and Carbon Fiber. Different blade steels and finishes are offered in satin finish, mirror polish, and Cerakote® coated colors. The SpitFire was added to the Custom Knife Shop as an everyday option to offer customers a vast array of selections when designing their knife, including the option to engrave on the blade and handle. Customers can mix and match hardware, spacers, and clips to create their own completely unique version.

“We are continuously adding new products and designs to our Custom Knife Shop,” said Chris Brooks, Director of Brand Management for Buck Knives. “Primarily the customization options have been limited to classic pocket knives and our hunting collection but we are changing this. The SpitFire is a very popular knife, one of my personal favorites, and we are sure it will appeal to our customers interested in an everyday carry knife.”

Buck’s Custom Knife Shop offers exotic handle materials, different blade steels and additional accessories and display boxes on favorite Buck models.

www.buckknives.com/custom-knife/customizable-722-spitfire-knife/CKS722

Red Dead Redemption 2: Official Gameplay Video Part 2

October 4th, 2018

Only 3 more weeks.

Red Dead Redemption 2 launches October 26th, 2018 for PS4 and Xbox One.

Blast From The Past – The Real Masters Of Urban Camouflage? Disney

October 3rd, 2018

This article was originally published June 10th, 2014.

There’s been a big push recently for gray colored gear thanks to its ability to “blend” into the urban landscape. Well, as it turns out, Disney’s practically perfected this ideal in their own proprietary Go Away Green and No See-um Gray colors. They coat their utility and auxiliary buildings in their various parks with the colors so that the guests pass by the buildings without noticing them.

You can read more about it, and check out some photos, here:

You can read more about it, and check out some photos, here: everythingwdisneyworld.com/2012/07/go-away-green-and-no-see-um-gray-at

Ion Productions, Maker of The XM42 Personal Flamethrower, Has Closed Their Doors

October 2nd, 2018

The Ion Productions Team, makers of the XM42 series personal flamethrowers, has officially ceased business, citing financial difficulty, among other issues. They are going so far as to state that they have no inventory or means to fulfill standing orders, and recommend that those with pending orders file a dispute with their financial institutions. Additionally, according to Ion Productions, all remaining physical assets and the IP for the XM42 are now owned by Roughrider Arms, better known as Prepper Gun Shop, who served as the exclusive distributor for the XM42 line from 2016 until Ion’s closure. Our condolences go out to the Ion Productions team, and we wish them luck on their future endeavors.

A timeline of the history of Ion Productions, including the events leading up to their closure, can be read on their website, via the link below:

http://ion-productions.com/

CATASAUQUA Police Department Implements Viridian Weapon-Mounted Camera

October 1st, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – October 1, 2018 – Viridian Weapon Technologies announces that the Catasauqua Police Department, located just outside of Allentown, Pennsylvania, has deployed the FACT Duty™ Weapon-Mounted Camera (WMC™). Viridian and Catasauqua will hold a joint press conference to discuss this milestone on Tuesday, October 2 at 10:00 a.m. at the Borough of Catasauqua Municipal Complex, 90 Bridge Street, Catasauqua, Pennsylvania 18032.

The FACT Duty fits officer weapons and holsters and records automatically, providing an unobstructed view from the end of an officer’s firearm. The need for this product continues to be validated in current events throughout the United States.

“The transparency and ease of implementation helped us choose this solution,” said Catasauqua Chief of Police Douglas Kish. “A department of our size has a surprisingly large number of interactions with the public. The FACT Duty WMC allows us the coverage for a possible (and rare) Officer Involved Shooting without huge overhead costs or recurring payment requirements.”

Viridian has created an important new category for law enforcement with the introduction of the FACT camera. This unique Weapon-Mounted 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. 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.

“Catasauqua becomes the first department in Pennsylvania to implement our FACT Duty Weapon-Mounted Camera,” said Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “Current events point to the fact that body and dash cameras alone are inadequate. More than 300 police departments around the country are in the process of testing and implementing FACT Duty WMCs. We’re seeing more and more departments choose our products and I think that is because our WMCs provide an unfettered perspective for officer-involved shootings and other use-of-force incidents, and our products help show what really happened.”

Easy Implementation
FACT WMCs do not require the purchase of supplemental equipment or services and are designed exclusively to answer the needs of today’s officers. The WMC generates just a small fraction of the data to manage compared to other law enforcement recording options because it only records when the officer’s weapon is drawn. This results in significantly lower comparative data management costs. The WMCs fit on existing standard-issue firearms and fit seamlessly in multiple duty holster platforms. The cameras feature a recording time of over three hours to handle virtually any scenario. They also incorporate secured data access and are easily rechargeable.

Body and dash cameras were not designed to capture officer-involved shootings. However, Viridian WMCs were designed specifically for this purpose.

Category Creation and Importance Today
The need for this technology was recognized several years ago. While the product was in development, events continued to unfold that only increased the urgency for Weapon-Mounted Cameras for police officers across America. Pennsylvania has been in the spotlight for these events. From the David Jones shooting in Philadelphia in 2016 to the Antwon Rose II shooting in Pittsburgh this past summer, these tragic events illustrate outrage that occurs partially from a lack of information to determine what happened. These events are the source of massive protests and community disruption.

“As we closely monitor these events around the country along with the aftermath when affected parties do not believe justice was served, we realize that our solution cannot be implemented soon enough by more departments,” said Matthew Plowman, General Counsel at Viridian. “Much of the controversy in so many past incidents and trials was what the officer saw when pulling the trigger. The FACT Duty is a tool to provide objective evidence, both for potential legal proceedings and in helping the community understand what happened. Our WMC also aids police communication to the general public to help eliminate the uncertainty in officer-involved shootings that is the source of much conflict.”

More information on FACT Duty WMCs can be found at ViridianWeaponTech.com/FACT-Duty-Learn-More.

AW Custom – VX Series Air Pistols

September 30th, 2018

AW Custom has recently announced the release of the VX Series Hex Cust Pistols. These air pistols are designed with AW’s signature hex cuts and hex porting, which reduce the overall weight of the pistol and provide an aggressive gripping surface. The frames themselves feature enhanced texture in key areas, hex-cut magwells, and double under cut trigger guards which allow for a higher grip.

Each pistol comes with 1 VMXG02 Gas Magazine. VX 02 pistols are capable of both semi and full-auto fire.

www.armorerworks.com/airsoft/guns/pistols/vx-series

Military Warrior and Veteran to Receive Hero Mobility Machine

September 29th, 2018

Wheelchairs for Warriors to Honor Combat Marine Injured and Amputated in War

Houston, Texas (September 28, 2018) – The mission to fit disabled and severely injured protectors with a mobility solution that fits their lifestyle and equip them for continued service to our Nation, continues. Wheelchairs for Warriors has identified their next deserving recipient.

Earlier this year they awarded an advanced wheelchair to Special Forces Green Beret Joseph “Joe” Lowrey of Ontario, California. He was shot through his helmet in Afghanistan in 2014 (during combat operations) from a high-powered rifle, which resulted in a traumatic brain injury and loss of the use of the left side of his body.

Wheelchairs for Warriors next mission turned to the Marines, thanks to Tejano Veterans of Houston, Texas.

We were introduced to Eric “Iron Fist” Morante, a United States Marine Combat Veteran who served 3 tours in Iraq and was injured along with 7 other Marines and a Navy Corpsman, when a suicide bomber detonated 3,000 pounds of explosive under a 15-foot section of bridge.

Sergeant Morante suffered a broken jaw and teeth, facial injuries, fractured wrist and his right leg was amputated, which has given him much discomfort given the limited options for movement of a very active Marine boxer who enters the ring as “Iron Fist” Morante. He currently gets by with a heavy and uncomfortable prosthetic leg and a pair of crutches.

An Interview with Eric Morante (USMC):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH41aDqmxh0 (12 :06 min.)

Wheelchairs for Warriors hero will be recognized and honored in Las Vegas November 7, 2018 at a red-carpet Producer’s Choice Honors (www.ProducersChoiceHonors.com) event, which will feature many prominent music and entertainment stars, including board member Susan Giacona.

Wheelchairs for Warriors was founded to meet a unique need within the rescue and service community for those disabled in the line-of-duty, fighting for our country or rescuing people in harm’s way, to include Combat Veterans, EMS, Firefighters, and Peace Officers.

Wheelchairs for Warriors provides custom-fit, complex, rehab mobility solutions designed for the warrior’s specific needs: depending on their injuries and lifestyle. These wheelchairs can be operated by head, finger, foot, shoulder, puff of breath, eye movement, etc. The wheelchairs can elevate and recline providing comfort and access while also providing relief to pressure points. The adaptive machines are designed by Paul Morgan, their Complex Rehab Seating Specialist.

Wheelchairs for Warriors is currently seeking other wheelchair candidates across the nation.
To learn more about Wheelchairs for Warriors, apply, help someone to apply, and to join the mission, please visit: www.WheelchairsForWarriors.com

Buck Knives Expands 112 Ranger Line of Knives

September 28th, 2018

Upgraded blade and lightweight options now available

Post Falls, ID — Thursday, September 27, 2018– Buck Knives has introduced a variety of new knives to their lineup this year, including additions to the 112 Ranger line.

The 112 Ranger is now available in a lightweight version. The 112 Ranger LT weighs in at only 2.5 ounces compared to the 5.6 ounces of the original 112 Ranger. Utilizing the same famous 420HC steel clip blade, the bolster and handles were replaced with a lightweight molded nylon to reduce weight while maintaining the same quality and rigidity. MSRP: $34. Made in the USA.

Another addition to the 112 family is the 112 Ranger Pro, available with an upgraded satin finish S30V clip blade and rugged black G10 handle with brushed nickel silver bolsters. This pro version of the 112 with premium materials will easily become a favorite for those who love the 112 and require ultimate performance. Includes a genuine leather sheath. MSRP: $112. Made in the USA.

The additions to the 112 Ranger line all feature blades finished with Buck’s advanced Edge2x™ technology that makes them sharper out of the box, hold an edge longer, and easier to re-sharpen. All are made in the USA and backed by Buck’s respected Forever Warranty.

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EMG / Black Owl Gear Velcro Patch Series

September 27th, 2018

The EMG Velcro Patch Series is made by Black Owl Gear in collaboration with Evike Manufacturing Group. It consists of various Velcro-backed patches of airsoft guns, with designs licensed from manufacturers including Salient Arms, Knight’s Armament, and Sharps Bros. In addition to all the guns, this series also includes a patch of the SAI Akimbo Panda, because why not?

You can purchase them at http://www.blackowlgear.com/default/parts-and-accessories/patches.html?&limit=24