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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

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

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 max.q.lonzanida@navy.mil 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.

Sacred Bones Records – Halloween “Target Practice” Poster

October 3rd, 2019

In the article when I first brought up Chris Bilheimer’s ‘Target Practice’ art made for the Halloween 2018 soundtrack, and subsequently available on a t-shirt and enamel pin, I mentioned how it was unfortunate that it wasn’t available as an actual target. Well, it’s not quite there yet, however it is now available as an oversized, 23″x34″ stand-alone poster. At $15/ea, this isn’t one you’d buy just to shoot at the range, but it’d still be a cool wall piece.

www.sacredbonesrecords.com/collections/john-carpenter/products/john-carpenter-target-practice-poster

Century Arms Announces New Canik Sub Compact Pistol

October 2nd, 2019

DELRAY BEACH, Florida – (October 2, 2019) – Century Arms is proud to introduce the newest addition to the already impressive Canik line of handguns.  The TP9 Elite Sub Compact (SC) is a concealable, lightweight, reliable, double stacked, striker-fired polymer pistol. This pistol comes chambered in 9mm and features a 12 round standard capacity, while still being easily concealed at an impressive 1.45” width and 6.70” overall length.  This pistol capitalizes on all of the amazing features the Canik brand has become known for while adapting to the needs of the discreet firearms owner.

“The demand for a reliable, double stacked, concealable handgun, at a price point the blue-collar American could afford without sacrificing quality or comfort was a challenge the Canik team accepted head-on!  We are proud to say that the TP9 Elite SC is exactly that, a superior handgun,” said Adam Ruonala, Century Arms National Director of Marketing.  “This firearm was designed with the sole intent of being an everyday carry for everyone from the Law Enforcement officer as a back up, to the private citizen who wants the peace of mind in knowing the capacity and functionality of the pistol is top of the line.”

The 3.60” barrel is the optimal length designated by Canik’s trusted engineers to ensure top tier accuracy out of the 4.60” tall TP9 Elite SC.  The weight comes in at a minuscule 24.78 ounces which results in an effortless carry.  The nickel-coated internals results in the smooth functionality that the Canik line has become internationally known for.

The features of the TP9 Elite SC far exceed the basic subcompact details.  The firearm comes standard with a tungsten slide and black frame, micro dot optics ready slide mount allowing co-witness with iron sights, a loaded chamber indicator, ambidextrous slide release, reversible magazine release, white dot phosphorous front sight and black out rear sight for easy low light target acquisition.

The TP9 Elite SC offerings do not stop at the above-mentioned facts. Every pistol also comes standard with a new subcompact holster that has the ability to mount either for an inside or outside the waistband carry. Each pistol comes with a 12 and 15 round magazine. The new Canik designed 15 round magazine features a grip extension module that allows the shooter to operate this firearm as a compact, giving the operator a multi-purpose pistol tunable to an ever-changing day to day landscape. The TP9 Elite SC has an MSRP of $429 and is available now.

Canik has already begun the process of creating a large number of accessories and add-ons that will soon be available to the US market. These additions will be available directly from Canik and will feature the same quality and dependability as the pistols themselves.

www.centuryarms.com

Anovos – STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI Boba Fett EE-3 Blaster Kit

October 1st, 2019

Anovos, noted manufacturer of licensed prop replicas and costumes from properties such as Star Wars and Marvel, currently has a build kit of Boba Fett’s EE-3 Blaster from Return of the Jedi up for pre-order. The kit, a 1:1 replica based on scans, measurements, and photographs taken of the original screen use production assets, ships in 7 parts, and does require clean up and physical assembly. It also comes in a solid safety orange color, so you’ll also have to paint this one for it to be 100% display or cosplay ready. It’s so accurate, in fact, that you can see some of the detail from the original 37mm Webley & Scott No.1 Mark 1 Flare Gun the EE-3 screen model was built around.

www.anovos.com/products/star-wars-boba-fett-ee-3-blaster-kit

Air Venturi adds Officially Licensed Springfield Armory Mil-Spec 1911 CO2 Pistol to Line Up

September 29th, 2019

CLEVELAND, OHIO (September 27, 2019) Air Venturi, a leading manufacturer and importer of airguns and airsoft guns is pleased to announce the latest addition to its licensed Springfield Armory® replica airgun line – the 1911 Mil-Spec CO2 BB Pistol.

“Adding to our ultra realistic replica line of Springfield airguns, we are knocking it out of the ball park with the new Springfield 1911 Mil-Spec.” says Scott Stevens, Air Venturi’s National Sales Manager. “XDMs are just hitting the market now, and hot on the heels we are introducing a Springfield 1911 BB gun in time for retailers to add it to their shelves for the holiday shopping season. We chose the Mil-Spec because it does reminisce of the Springfield heritage, and is one of Springfield’s more popular 1911 platforms.”

The 1911 Mil-Spec features an authentic and functioning grip safety, full-metal construction and Springfield Armory® markings on the slide, grip and frame. Powered by a 12 gram CO2 cartridge, the 1911 Mil-Spec and can shoot velocities up to 320 fps with steel BBs (350 fps with Dust Devil BBs) – perfect for backyard or basement plinking. The pistol features an 18rd drop-free mag and full blowback.

This pistol is the latest in the line of popular Springfield Armory® replica releases from Air Venturi since receiving the official license in early 2018. Air Venturi also produces the iconic M1 Carbine air rifle, available as both a BB airgun and airsoft versions, as well as the XD(M) pistol replica series, available in multiple finishes and sizes.

For additional information on the full Springfield Armory® replica line from Air Venturi, contact Air Venturi Marketing Manager, Kristen Coss by phone: 216-292-2570 ext. 253 or email: kristen.coss@airventuri.com.

For up-to-date news and information from Air Venturi, sign up for email updates direct on airventuri.com.

5.11 Announces Newest Product Integration and Content Creation Partnership with Ubisoft

September 27th, 2019

Leading Global Innovator of Purpose-Built Gear Has Produced A Custom Content Video Series Alongside Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint Involvement

Irvine, Calif. (September 27, 2019) — 5.11 Tactical®, the world’s leading innovator of tactical apparel, footwear and outdoor gear, is proud to announce an expanded partnership with Ubisoft® for its upcoming release, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint. In addition to once again giving players the opportunity to outfit their characters in 5.11 apparel and gear through in-game character customization options that impact game play, 5.11 has also partnered with Ubisoft on multiple custom content videos surrounding the Ghost Recon Breakpoint launch.

5.11’s 2016 product integration in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands initiated the connection between the worlds of gaming and real-life tactical experiences by providing gamers with the same 5.11 purpose-built products that are used by tactical professionals every day. 5.11 continued their partnership with Ubisoft in 2018 appearing in the video game Far Cry 5. Earlier this year, 5.11’s product integration in The Division 2 was the third time the two brands partnered together in that capacity and the first time the two brands created custom content utilizing 5.11 brand ambassador Tim Kennedy in The Real Endgame Weapons Of The Division 2. 5.11’s appearance in this Fall’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint marks the fourth collaboration effort between Ubisoft and 5.11 and an even more extensive content creation partnership between the two brands.

In addition to providing tactical apparel and gear for all four of the recently launched videos in the Ubisoft Squad Up video series featuring Lil Wayne directed by David Leitch, 5.11 debuted today its own series of videos called The Ghost Recon Breakpoint Challenge – utilizing four real special forces soldiers in scenarios that occur within the Ghost Recon Breakpoint video game. Lisa Master Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve, Mike Glover of Fieldcraft Survival and former 20-year Green Beret, Dan Edwards, retired 25-year special operations officer, and Lee Harvey, retired Major in the United States Army Special Forces round out the group of survivalists who put the reality of Ghost Recon Breakpoint to the test.

“The expansion of our partnership with Ubisoft and the Ghost Recon Series of games has been outstanding for the 5.11 brand,” said 5.11’s Chief Marketing Officer, Debra Radcliff. “The functionality of our purpose-built products is an authentic fit in Ghost Recon Breakpoint as one of the most realistic military video games of all time. Collaborating on the joint custom content projects has been a natural progression for the partnership and we’re excited to be releasing the videos we’ve worked on together.”

5.11’s innovative tactical apparel and gear designed for life’s most demanding missions provides added functionality to the players in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint. Players will have access to the highest levels of product innovation and tactical functionality through 5.11’s product offering, and just as in The Division 2, select 5.11 products will affect game play. In real world meets virtual reality, the better gear you’re carrying, the better you’re performing. The assortment of 5.11 products featured in Ghost Recon Breakpoint includes: RUSH12™ Backpack, RUSH24™ Backpack, RUSH72™ Backpack, All Hazards Backpack, Apex™ Pant, TacLite® Plate Carrier, AMP24™, Tac-Tec™ Plate Carrier, Expedition Long Sleeve Shirt, Ascension Long Sleeve Shirt, and a variety of accessories. To view and purchase the product available in the game, please visit 5.11Tactical.com.

“We’ve enjoyed expanding our partnership with 5.11 over the past few years,” said Adam Novickas, Vice President of Marketing at Ubisoft. “5.11’s gear is perfectly placed within Ghost Recon Breakpoint and their custom content partnership adds a level of authenticity to the game that we truly value.”

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint is a military shooter set in a diverse and hostile open world entirely playable solo or in up to four-player co-op. Players will discover Auroa, a mysterious island where the most technically advanced facilities meet wild and untamed nature. Home to drone creators, tech giant Skell Technology, Auroa has fallen into the wrong hands and all contact has been lost. 
 
The Wolves, a lethal ex–US Military unit of former Ghosts gone rogue, have taken over the island. Led by Nomad’s ex-brother-in-arms, Lt. Colonel Cole D. Walker, portrayed by Jon Bernthal, they have reprogrammed Skell’s drones into killing machines and are ready to use them, no matter the casualties. Nomad and the Ghosts are sent in on a recon mission, but their helicopters are shot down. Injured, without support, and hunted down, players will live an intense military experience as they fight to survive, take down the Wolves and regain control of Auroa.
 
Steep slopes, accumulating injuries, and fatigue are new challenges for players to tackle as they test their survival skills in the varied terrains of Auroa. To overcome adversity, players will enjoy total freedom to accomplish their missions and have plenty of tactical options and tools at their disposal, including a set of new military features. They will be able to carry enemies and teammates’ bodies, blend into their environment with prone camo and set up camp with teammates in the bivouac to manage equipment, change classes, and fine-tune their strategies.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint is available for purchase on October 4, 2019. For more information on 5.11 and the latest updates on 5.11’s Ubisoft Ghost Recon Breakpoint partnership, please follow 5.11 @511Tactical.

For more information from Ubisoft about Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, please visit please visit ghostrecon.com, follow us on twitter.com/ghostrecon, Instagram.com/ghostrecon_us or facebook.com/ghostrecon and join the conversation by using #ghostrecon.

Evil Dead 4k Restoration Limited Theatrical Event Schedule Revealed

September 25th, 2019

Grindhouse Releasing has revealed the initial round of dates for the Evil Dead 4k Restoration. As expected, it’s a mix of small arthouse theaters and conventions around North America, principally the US. Showings are scheduled through December, and are at a pretty wide variety of locations, so chances are decent you’ll be able to find a showing within a reasonable distance. What constitutes “reasonable” might depend on how much of an Evil Dead fan you are; luckily for me there are multiple showings extremely close by through October, and I’ve already got my ticket!

As a reminder, this is a 4k restoration of the original ‘Evil Dead’, with the restoration done from the original 16mm print – and in close collaboration with original director Sam Raimi. The release will also feature a brand new 5.1 surround sound mix, and a completely reimagined soundtrack by original composer Joseph LoDuca.

You can check out the full list at: http://grindhousereleasing.com/?p=1123

Activision/Infinity Ward Appropriates BCM/BPRE Promotional Imagery for Latest Call of Duty Release

September 23rd, 2019

Back in 2013, prior to the release of Call of Duty: Ghosts, a beta for the game featured a slightly-altered version of the Mil-Spec Monkey logo as an in-game player customization icon.

Needless to say, this was not an authorized use of that copyrighted material. And, it looks like Activision and Infinity Ward are at it again:

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This is a loading screen for the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

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And this is promotional imagery for BCM and BPRE. Strikingly similar, aren’t they?

For the curious, this image was featured in promotional materials for BCM’s line of .300 Blackout carbines, among other uses.

Not to excuse the use of this imagery, but it’s worth mentioning that the new Modern Warfare is currently in a pre-release state, and it’s possible that this is being used as placeholder art until the game launches later this year. Still, you’d figure that a big corporation like Activision would be a bit more cautious when it comes to potential intellectual property violations for their multi-billion dollar franchise.

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The New Broco Rapid Deploy Ballistic Protection Sport Backpack Armor Plate Protection Available for Everyone — Now at Special Pre-Holiday Pricing

September 21st, 2019

Broco Rankin

ONTARIO, Calif., Sept. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Armor plate protection is now available for everyone at pre-holiday promotional pricing. Broco, Inc.’s new Rapid Deploy Ballistic Protection Sport Backpack looks like an ordinary backpack except this one has two hidden body armor plates – one in the back and another that deploys in seconds to cover the front – to provide ballistic protection in case of an emergency.

The Broco Rapid Deploy Ballistic Protection Sport Backpack is designed for civilians, including teachers, students, parents, coaches, family and friends, as well as law enforcement and military. It is lightweight yet strong and deploys quickly. The removable soft armor plates are NIJ 0101.06 certified level IIIA (handgun) and weigh 1.1 lbs. each. Stronger hard armor plates that are NIJ certified level III (rifle) and weighing 3.3 lbs. each also are available for purchase.

Broco Rankin

“We wanted to deliver something new to the bulletproof backpack market that would benefit everyone,” said Richard Ferry, president of Broco Rankin. “The Broco backpack does that with two armor plates instead of just one. We made it lightweight and strong for everyday people based on our experience with the tactical tools and gear we provide to first responders.”

The rapid deploy feature is quick and easy. In the event of an emergency, pull the quick release cord on the shoulder strap to separate the two compartments and pull one over the head. The result is bulletproof protection over vital body parts on both front and back. The civilian model is available in blue, gray, maroon or black. The tactical model comes in tan or black with a molle system or laser cut, and can be ordered without the Broco logo for more discrete protection.

“We initially created the Rapid Deploy Backpack for our first responder and military customers. Then we decided that it was versatile enough to protect anyone in a public place,” concluded Ferry.

Broco Tactical is part of the Broco Rankin family of companies based in Ontario, California. In addition to tactical and forced entry products, Broco, Inc. designs and manufactures underwater cutting and welding equipment, and industrial exothermic Broco Rankin cutting and welding systems. Rankin Hardfacing, PMA Protective Metal Alloys, and Chamberlain Security are part of Rankin Industries which designs and manufactures buildup, hardfacing and specialty nickel alloy products.

For more information and special promotional pricing, please call 909.483.3222 or 800.845.7259, visit www.broco-rankin.com, or contact Margaret McCallister at 223258@email4pr.com. Broco Rankin is located in Ontario, California, USA, and most products are available through a global distributor network. broco-rankin.com/BestBulletProofBackpack

Mission First Tactical (MFT) Introduces Battlelink Extreme Duty Minimalist Stock

September 19th, 2019

The Battlelink Extreme Duty Minimalist Stock is capable of withstanding long term abuse delivered by larger caliber firearms while remaining nimble.

Horsham, Pa. (September 2019) – Mission First Tactical, LLC (MFT™), a leader in USA-made rifle/carbine accessories, is proud to introduce the Battlelink Extreme Duty Minimalist Stock. Building on its popular minimalist platform, MFT recognized the need for a more robust stock capable of withstanding long-term abuse delivered by larger caliber firearms, such as tactical shotguns of 12 gauge or 7.62X51 AR-10, while remaining nimble enough for use on a 5.56.

The Battlelink Extreme Duty Minimalist Stock is a slide-on replacement for a collapsible buttstock. The angled, non-slip, rubberized removable buttpad allows for faster presentation, even when donning body armor. It has multiple sling slots with single point mount points, with the Quick Detach Sling mounting point positioned in the rear. It comes equipped with a single MLOK connection point and the upper section provides an enhanced cheek weld. Available in Black and Scorched Dark Earth, the Battlelink Extreme Duty Minimalist Stock has an MSRP of $69.99.

Mission First Tactical Battlelink Extreme Duty Minimalist Stocks are built for hard shooting and extreme treatment and shooting conditions and come with a Lifetime Warranty. For more information on Mission First Tactical, visit www.missionfirsttactical.com.

Galco Gunleather – Introducing The New StukOn-U Pocket Holster For Subcompact Autos

September 18th, 2019

Galco Gunleather is excited to introduce additional StukOn-U pocket holster fits for subcompact autos from Colt, Kahr, Kel-Tec, Kimber, Ruger, S&W, Taurus and others!

The StukOn-U builds on Galco’s decades of experience with pocket holsters. Its Gripper Shell™ exterior helps the holster grab the inside of the pocket, while the closed-cell foam substrate gives the holster shape and sturdiness. Finally, a layer of 420 denier packcloth lines the holster to both protect the handgun and smooth the draw.

The ambidextrous StukOn-U is designed for front pocket carry in pants or a jacket. It keeps the firearm in the same general position so the grip can be quickly located during draw, conceals the shape of the gun so that its outline is not printed through the pants, and allows one-handed release of gun from both pocket and holster, especially when using a “hooking” draw technique to catch the trigger-guard edge of the holster on the pocket as the handgun is released. The holster’s Gripper Shell surface assists in keeping the holster in the pocket during the draw.

The StukOn-U helps accomplish multiple concealed carry tasks with excellent discretion – and at the very reasonable retail price of $27!

www.galcogunleather.com

Blast From The Past – The Arcus 3D-Printed Rubber Band Gatling Gun

September 17th, 2019

A few years back, I briefly mentioned The Arcus, A 3D-Printed Rubber Band Gatling Gun. Since the original video was taken down or otherwise made unavailable, I’d say it’s worth a revisit.

As the title states, The Arcus is a rubber band Gatling gun, made with 3D-printed components. It fits over the forearm and is capable of discharging 48 rubber bands in seconds. Impressively, the gun has no external firing mechanism, aside from the initial trigger pull, as it’s powered entirely by the energy from the rubber bands that it shoots.

What’s also impressive is the design: the Arcus requires no adhesive or fasteners to construct; all the parts snap together, and it can freely and repeatedly be taken apart and reassembled. The parts themselves are designed to be printed without any supports, and all fit on a 200mm x 200mm print bed.

So, if you have an appropriate 3D printer, or access to one, and are looking for a cool new project that involves the rapid discharge of projectiles, then you may want to give The Arcus a try.

The full instructions and part files can be found at the link below:

www.instructables.com/id/The-Arcus-Fully-3D-Printed-Rubber-Band-Gatling-Gun

Shield Arms Announces S15 Magazine Pre-Order for Glock 46 & 48

September 16th, 2019

Bigfork, MT, September 16, 2019 – Shield Arms (shieldarms.com) is pleased to announce the pre-order launch for our S15 magazine, a flush-fitting 15 round magazine compatible with the Glock® 43X and Glock® 48!

The S15 is a made in the USA double stack steel magazine that provides a 50% increase in carry capacity over the OEM Glock® 43X/48 magazine in the same overall footprint, without sacrificing the legendary reliability that Glock® is known for.

For a limited time we are accepting pre-orders on the S15, as well as a +5 extension for the S15, and an aluminum magazine catch for the Glock® 43X/48, with combo packs available for added value.

shieldarms.com/magazines

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions we’ve had regarding the magazine.

Is it reliable?

Yes! It should be noted that from the handmade prototypes we made in February and March, through the rounds of pre-production samples, to the final geometry we have today, we have never had a single failure to feed or eject. If the mag fit, it functioned, flawlessly.

What took so long?

While it always takes time to create tooling, what slowed us down is that to our knowledge, this magazine geometry has never been done before, so it took a little extra time for our magazine manufacturer to dial everything in.

Even small adjustments to a magazine design take time to change in tooling and test, and we were unwilling to compromise and release the magazine before it was ready. This is not just a range toy.

When will pre-orders ship?

We expect to begin shipping pre-orders in October; pre-orders will ship in the order they are received.

Do I need a metal mag catch since the magazine is made out of steel?

That depends on the shooter. We are offering an anodized aluminum mag catch for higher volume shooters who are concerned that the steel magazine will wear down the OEM polymer catch. It should be noted that our test guns have OEM mag catches, and we haven’t noticed any reliability issues yet. However, if you shoot enough, there is a possibility of accelerated wear on the catch, so if this is a concern, swap it out.

 

Fostech Echo Sport Trigger

September 15th, 2019

Fostech’s Echo Sport is designed as a lower-cost alternative to those who want an Echo trigger for their AR, but want to spend a bit less money. Rather than activate the Echo mode from the selector, the Echo Sport features a selector paddle that sits within the trigger well. The shooters moves the paddle to the left for Echo mode, and to the right for semi-auto. And, as with the standard Echo, the Echo mode can be turned off by moving the paddle back to semi-auto mode when the trigger is depressed.

fostech.us/accessories/echo-s-port-triggers/echo-sport-trigger-for-the-ar-15-platform

Project REsistance Gameplay Overview

September 13th, 2019

After the excellent Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and the well-received Resident Evil 2 remake, Capcom’s next entry in the extremely popular Resident Evil series is… a 4-player asymmetric co-op game. To be fair, it’s too early to really judge this one, but the footage shown so far isn’t looking particularly phenomenal. It honestly looks like a fairly generic co-op title, like Left 4 Dead with just a bit of Temco’s Deception thrown in as the Mastermind role.

Project REsistance is slated for a TBA launch, on Xbox One, PS4, and PC via Steam.

PRODUCT WARNING AND RECALL NOTICE: WINCHESTER Super-X 17 HMR 20 Grain Jacketed Hollow Point

September 12th, 2019

Symbol: X17HMR1
Lot Numbers (last four characters): NB51 and NB61
Winchester has determined the above lots of 17 HMR ammunition may contain no powder charges. Ammunition with no powder charges may result in a bullet remaining in the barrel (i.e., a bullet-in-bore obstruction). Firing a subsequent bullet into the bore obstruction could cause firearm damage, rendering the firearm inoperable and subjecting the shooter and bystanders to a risk of serious personal injury.

DO NOT USE WINCHESTER® 17 HMR 20 GRAIN JHP SYMBOL X17HMR1 THAT HAS A LOT NUMBER ENDING IN NB51 or NB61. The ammunition Lot Number is stamped on the top of the 1000-round case and the outside of the 50-round plastic box as indicated here.

To determine if your ammunition is subject to this notice, review the Symbol and Lot Number. If it is Symbol X17HMR1 and the last four characters of the Lot Number are NB51 or NB61, immediately discontinue use and contact Winchester toll-free at 844-653-8358 for free UPS pick-up of the recalled ammunition.

This notice applies only to Symbol X17HMR1 with Lot Numbers ending in NB51 and NB61. Other Symbols or Lot Numbers are not subject to this recall.

If you have any questions concerning this 17 HMR rimfire rifle ammunition recall, please call toll-free 844-653-8358, write to Winchester (600 Powder Mill Road, East Alton, IL 62024 | Attn: X17HMR1 Recall), or visit our website at www.winchester.com.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

WINCHESTER
September 12, 2019

Remembering 9/11

September 11th, 2019

On this anniversary, we want to honor the heroes of Flight 93 who made a decision that they weren’t going to become pawns in a crazed attempt to decapitate our government. They took the enemy on, firsthand. They will always have our respect.

Let’s Roll!

The Crew
Jason Dahl
LeRoy Homer, Jr.
Lorraine Bay
Sandra Bradshaw
Cee Cee Lyles
Wanda Green
Deborah Anne Jacobs Welsh

The Passengers
Christian Adams
Todd Beamer
Alan Beaven
Mark Bingham
Deora Bodley
Marion Britton
Thomas E. Burnett Jr.
Willam Cashman
Georgine Rose Corrigan
Patricia Cushing
Joseph DeLuca
Patrick “Joe” Driscoll
Edward Porter Felt
Jane Folger
Colleen L. Fraser
Andrew Garcia
Jeremy Glick
Lauren Grandcolas
Donald F. Greene
Linda Gronlund
Richard Guadagno
Toshiya Kuge
Hilda Marcin
Waleska Martinez
Nicole Miller
Louis J. Nacke II
Donald and Jean Peterson
Mark “Mickey” Rothenberg
Christine Snyder
John Talignani
Honor Elizabeth Wainio
Kristin Gould White

We will not name the hijackers. May they forever be dishonored.

Halloween – ‘Target Practice’ T-Shirt

September 10th, 2019

This shirt, related to the ‘Halloween’ 2018 sequel/reboot film, features a pretty cool design of Michael Meyers/The Shape as a paper shooting target. The artwork was designed by Chris Bilheimer, and is printed on an olive drab 100% cotton t-shirt. Available in sizes X-Small – 2XL.

www.sacredbonesrecords.com/products/target-practice-t-shirt

It’s also available in pin form, for those who’s interest lies more in pins than t-shirts.

www.sacredbonesrecords.com/collections/john-carpenter/products/halloween-target-practice-enamel-pin

Of course, the real shame here is that the paper target itself is not available for purchase in an official capacity. Definitely looks like something Laurie Strode would have had hanging up in her backyard range in the recent film.

FLUX Defense – FLUX MP17

September 9th, 2019

FLUX Defense, creator of the FLUX Glock pistol brace, is expanding their product line with the introduction of the FLUX MP17. Available in both a pistol brace and stock-equipped SBR configuration, the MP17 is a chassis specifically for the SIG Sauer P320. The MP17 accepts the serialized Fire Control Unit and slide assembly from full-sized P320 variants, shifting from a traditional pistol design to one more reminiscent of a PDW.

FLUX MP17 from Flux Defense on Vimeo.

Features include a railed forend for the attachment of lights and/or lasers, an on-board spare mag carrier, QD mount for slings, and a fixed optic mount that is compatible with most micro red dot sights like the RMR or Deltapoint, which can also be outfitted with a Picatinny rail for the use of a larger electronic sight such as an Aimpoint or EoTech. FLEX Defense is also offering a Level 2 Retention holster specifically designed for use with the MP17, which is compatible with multiple styles of lights and even a mounted suppressor.

Intentional or not, the MP17 is actually pretty similar to the B&T USW-320. However, I kind of like FLUX’s take on the concept better, if mainly because of the fixed optic mount.

For more information, check out FLUX Defense’s website via the link below:

www.fluxdefense.com

LEGO – Ultimate Collectors Series – Imperial Star Destroyer

September 8th, 2019

LEGO will soon be releasing not just one of its largest Star Wars sets, but one of its largest sets yet released in general: the Imperial Star Destroyer ‘Devastator’ from the opening scene of Star Wars Episode 1: A New Hope. Consisting of almost 4800 pieces, this set is sized 14″ H x 43″ L x 26″ W fully constructed; 17″ high when set on its included display stand. It features swiveling guns, a tilting radar dish, huge engine exhausts, and intricate surface detailing. While it’s designed so that it can be picked up and handled, this is one by its very nature that’s designed to go straight into a display case.

Unfortunately, the included Minifigures are a bit limited: you get an Imperial Officer and Imperial Crewmember, each with their own pistol weapons. However, the set comes complete with a scale model of the rebel Tantive IV ship, and a TIE Fighter, both of which can be set within the docking bay, which is pretty cool.

Check out the video below to see LEGO Senior Designer Henrik Andersen go over the set and his process for designing it:

The Imperial Star Destroyer ‘Devastator’ set releases October 1st, or September 18th for LEGO VIP members.

www.lego.com/en-us/product/imperial-star-destroyer-75252