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Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Approves Big Bore Airgun Hunting

May 20th, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, AR (May 18th, 2018)– The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission has unanimously passed new general hunting regulations that allow the use of big bore air rifles for harvesting whitetail deer during modern gun season. This rule change, effective immediately for the upcoming hunting season, will allow pre-charged pneumatic airguns .40 caliber and larger which produce muzzle energy greater than 400 foot-pounds to be used in hunting whitetail deer. Additionally, the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission requires that the projectile used in these big bore air rifles be capable of expansion upon impact with its target.

While most states do allow hunting of small game with air rifles, Arkansas is the 10th state that has approved the use of big bore air rifles for hunting big game species.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission’s research, study and proactive approach regarding the allowance of highly effective big bore air rifles for hunting Arkansas whitetail.” said Richard Turner, President of Umarex USA. “The timing is perfect for the introduction of the .50 caliber Umarex Hammer which we’re making at our facility in Fort Smith, Arkansas”

The world’s most powerful production air rifle, the Umarex Hammer, is being made by airgun manufacturer, Umarex USA, based in Fort Smith, Arkansas. This pre-charged pneumatic air rifle generates up to 705 foot-pounds of energy at the muzzle and has been used on hunts for several large deer species including red stag, fallow, and axis buck. The .50 caliber Hammer has also been used to harvest an American bison, Canadian black bear, wild hog, African simitar oryx and wildebeest.

Umarex developed the .50 caliber Hammer to offer hunters an alternative to firearms and archery for the safe and humane harvesting of big game species. The Hammer allows hunters a quieter experience when compared to either primitive or modern rifle platforms. Hunters who can no longer manipulate the draw of a bow or crossbow will be able to continue hunting with the power of air!

This regulation change goes into effect immediately for the 2018 season in the state of Arkansas. Umarex USA is working in conjunction with the Airgun Sport Association and many state regulatory agencies in an effort to open big bore air rifle hunting in states where it is not currently allowed.

About UMAREX USA

Umarex USA, Incorporated is one of North America’s fastest growing outdoor sport and recreation companies. Umarex USA innovates, develops and markets products under brands owned or licensed by its parent company, UMAREX GmbH & Co. KG. Such brands include Axeon Optics™, Beretta®, Browning®, Colt®, Elite Force®, GLOCK®, Heckler & Koch®, Hornady®, IWI®, Optical Dynamics™, Ruger®, RWS®, Smith & Wesson®, UMAREX®, Walther® and others. For additional information regarding Umarex USA visit UmarexUSA.com.

Vickers Guide: Kalashnikov (Volume 1) – Vote For The Next Cover!

May 19th, 2018

The next installment in the Vickers Guide series, Kalashnikov (Volume 1) m, is almost ready for pre-order. One thing they still need to do is lock in the cover and they want your help to do it.

Which classic AK variant should they use?

Click here to vote.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops IIII Multiplayer Reveal Trailer

May 18th, 2018

In an attempt to keep up with popular trends, this year’s CoD is featuring a battle royale-style gamemode called Blackout, where a bunch of players hunt each other down on a massive map (look up PBUG or Fortnite videos for a general idea on how this concept works). The standard multiplayer elements do seem to be returning, however they’re completely omitting the traditional single player campaign for this one. Like most who have played CoD games in the past, I’ve spent way more time in MP than playing the campaign, but it still feels kinda wrong they’re omitting a story mode from a mainline release.

It’ll still do huge sales numbers, because it’s Call of Duty.

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII releases on October 12, 2018.

Colonial Williamsburg Marks Memorial Day Weekend with Free Military Admission, Commemorative Service

May 17th, 2018

Home Depot Foundation Funds Free Admission for Active duty Military, Veterans, Reservists, Retirees and their Dependents May 25-28

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (May 17, 2018) – Colonial Williamsburg honors American military service Memorial Day weekend May 25-28 with free admission tickets for active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, National Guard members and their immediate dependents thanks to a $100,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation.

Tickets issued through the Honoring Service to America program include admission to dozens of Historic Area sites including iconic attractions and trade shops plus historic gardens, interpretive programs and the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. The program has distributed more than 28,000 tickets since 2014 and is part of The Home Depot Foundation’s philanthropic mission to improve the homes and lives of service members, veterans and their families.

“Colonial Williamsburg’s Honoring Service to America program aligns with The Home Depot Foundation’s commitment to improve the lives of military families,” said John E. Ellington, director of finance and grants administration for The Home Depot Foundation. “It is an honor to provide military families an opportunity to visit Colonial Williamsburg and immerse themselves in the history of a nation for which they sacrifice so much.”

“Colonial Williamsburg is extremely grateful to The Home Depot Foundation for its continued support of the Honoring Service to America program,” said Elisabeth Reiss, wife of Colonial Williamsburg President and CEO Mitchell B. Reiss, and leader of the Foundation’s military outreach efforts. “Colonial Williamsburg is honored to host military families this Memorial Day weekend—and every day of the year—as our nation reflects upon the heroic sacrifices military families have made throughout history and continue to make today.”

Service members need not be present for qualifying guests to receive free Honoring Service to America tickets, which are provided to dependent family members of currently deployed troops with appropriate identification. Veterans who separated before retirement can bring a copy of their honorable discharge paperwork, form DD 214, as identification of service. These weekend-long admission tickets are available at all onsite ticketing locations.

A Memorial Day commemorative service will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on May 28 to honor fallen service members. A procession with the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums and Military Programs staff will begin at the Governor’s Palace and proceed to Bruton Parish Church, ending at the Capitol. Remarks, placement of wreaths and ceremonial musket volleys honor soldiers of the American Revolution, the Civil War and other conflicts. This service is free and open to the public.

Military guests and their families are encouraged to stop by Colonial Williamsburg’s new military information desk at the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center and the Liberty Lounge, a complimentary space for ticketed military guests to relax and recharge in the Historic Area. In addition to complimentary and discount admission for military families year-round Colonial Williamsburg is proud to offer military discounts on all Colonial Williamsburg hotels, dining, retail, golf and spa.

For more information about “Honoring Service to America” tickets and program, telephone 855-296-6627 or visit www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/military. More information is also available by following Colonial Williamsburg on Facebook and @colonialwmsburg on Twitter and Instagram.

Vickers Tactical Slide Racker for the Gen5 Glock Models

May 16th, 2018

TangoDown™ Inc. is pleased to announce the latest addition to the Vickers Tactical™ lineup!

Introducing the GSR-04 Slide Racker for all current Gen5 pistols! The GSR-04 offers serrated wings which allow for easier slide retraction in non-ideal situations: wearing gloves or sudden “tap/rack” manipulation. Made from tough, stainless steel & injection molded glass reinforced nylon. Installs in minutes, without any weapon modifications

Fits Gen5 Glock™ 17/19/19X/26/34
Fits most Gen5 Glock™ models with 1.00 slide width
Color Availability: Black
OA Length: 1.187
Width: .620
Weight: 1oz
TangoDown™ Part Number: GSR-04
MSRP: $18.95
Made in the USA

For more information, visit: tangodown.com/shop/vickers-tactical-slide-racker-gen5-glock-gsr-04/

Customer Questions: sales@tangodown.com/a>

BucknBear Knives – Mini Survival Hatchet

May 15th, 2018

At 8″ in length and with a 3″ blade, BucknBear’s Mini Survial Hatchet certainty embodies its name, but is still designed to be a solid and functional piece of hardware. Made of 440C stainless steel, the Mini Survial Hatchet features full-tang construction, and a non-slip, G10 handle. The Mini Survival Hatchet also comes with a kydex sheath.

Plus, for a bit extra, purchasers can have the hatchet engraved with up to 13 characters.

https://bucknbearknives.com/mini-hatchet.html

‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’ Official Poster

May 14th, 2018

The only reason I’m posting this poster (heh) is because of that crazy shooting stance taken by Rebecca Ferguson’s character. I guess it’s a kind of point shooting?

Anyway, ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’ comes to theaters on July 27, 2018.

Happy Mother’s Day!

May 13th, 2018

The Predators – Teaser Trailer

May 12th, 2018

It’s kinda funny: Shane Black was in the first Predator, now he’s written and is directing the latest movie in the franchise.

The Predators premiers in theaters September 14, 2018.

Savage Introduced New MSR and Rascal Rifles at 2018 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits Show

May 11th, 2018

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – May 10, 2018 – Savage unleashed a flurry of new high-performance firearms at the 2018 NRA Meetings and Exhibits Show in Dallas, Texas. The new models unveiled include the MSR 15 Long Range and MSR 15 300 Blackout Pistol, along with the Rascal FV-SR, Rascal Target and Rascal Target XP.

The MSR 15 Long Range is built to with a 22-inch stainless steel barrel deliver pinpoint precision at any distance. Savage engineers tuned barrel length specifically for the 224 Valkyrie cartridge to achieve peak accuracy at extreme range. The MSR 15 Long Range barrel is also topped with a two-port muzzle brake mounted with Savage’s proprietary taper-lock interface. The brake allows shooters to adjust recoil impulse and stabilize the muzzle for faster, more accurate follow-up shots.

The MSR 15 Long Range also features a custom-length gas system, paired with a low-profile adjustable gas block, that is enclosed by a true free-float handguard. The gas block can be adjusted for optimum cycling of the full range of bullet weights and tuned for use with a suppressor.

For its part, the MSR 15 Blackout Pistol, equipped with KAK Shockwave Brace, takes full advantage of the 300 Blackout’s adaptability to a wide range of hunting, self-defense and tactical situations. The AR Pistol uses a pistol-length gas system so shooters can utilize suppressors and reliably cycle subsonic ammunition without adding length and weight. Plus, its 10.5-inch melonite QPQ coated barrel’s 5R button rifling provides both accuracy and maneuverability, while a full suite of accessory upgrades make it easier and more comfortable to shoot.

Savage’s new Rascals are pint-sized powerhouses designed to take the industry’s safest micro rimfire to new heights. The new rifles can shoot 22 Short, 22 Long or 22 Long Rifle ammunition. These single-shot rifles feature Savage’s user-adjustable Accu-Trigger system. Like the original Rascal, they cock by lifting the bolt and unload easily—without pulling the trigger. The design also builds superior shooting skills thanks to full-size rifle features.

The Rascal FV-SR enhances accuracy with a heavy barrel with a threaded (1/2-28) muzzle and sports a tough synthetic stock. The Rascal Target features a precision hardwood stock, heavy 16 1/8-inch barrel, one-piece Picatinny rail and is also threaded muzzle for accuracy and adaptability.

The Rascal Target XP offers all the Rascal Target amenities in a ready-to-shoot package that comes with a mounted and bore-sighted 4x32mm scope, as well as a bipod sling swivel stud mount.

Part No. / Description / MSRP
22947 / MSR 15 Long Range, 224 Valkyrie, 22-inch barrel / $1,849
22933 / MSR 15 Blackout, 300 Blackout, 10.5-inch barrel / $1,099
13834 / Rascal FV-SR Black, 22 S, L, LR, 16.125-inch barrel / $219
13835 / Rascal FV-SR Pink, 22 S, L, LR, 16.125-inch barrel / $219
13823 / Rascal Target, 22 S, L, LR, 16.125-inch barrel / $314
13824 / Rascal Target XP, 22 S, L, LR, 16.125-inch barrel / $399
13836 / Rascal Target XP LH, 22 S, L, LR, 16.125-inch barrel / $399

To learn more about Savage, visit www.savagearms.com.

Lone Star Armory, LLC Weapons To Appear In ‘Escape From Tarkov’

May 10th, 2018

‘Escape from Tarkov’ developer Battlestate Games announced a partnership with Texas-based Lone Star Armory, LLC to feature the firearm manufacturer’s weapons in their game. The full release can be read below:

The Lone Star Armory, LLC weapons to appear in Escape from Tarkov

Battlestate Games studio would like to announce the start of a partnership with Lone Star Armory, LLC, which specializes in building the finest and most reliable, accurate, and versatile firearms.

High standards of quality, experienced professionals and attention to detail are the traits that Lone Star Armory, LLC has in common with Battlestate Games, who thoroughly recreate the real weapon systems in Escape from Tarkov.

“We are facing two major challenges, said Nikita Buyanov, the head of the studio. — First of all, it’s the ultimately accurate representation of the weapon models in the game, but, equally, an important task is to convey the authentic thrill of using it.”

To successfully address these challenges, Battlestate Games specialists pay utmost attention to the preparatory phase, closely cooperating with the manufacturers. Any smallest detail can become crucially important for passing the final test – for consistency of a real in-game experience.

The partnership between Lone Star Armory, LLC and Battlestate Games turns a new page in the development of first-person shooter games, bringing us to a new level of realism.

Andrew Brady, the President of Lone Star Armory, LLC, offers his thoughts on the partnership. “We are incredibly excited to get a chance to work on the Escape From Tarkov Project with Battlestate Games. The qualities and desire that drive Battlestate Games to create the most realistic first-person shooter gaming experience parallel our commitment to manufacturing the finest and most reliable, accurate, and versatile firearms. The attention to detail when creating in-game models, mechanics, and visuals they employ is spectacular. We at Lone Star Armory, LLC strive to make our products the absolute best and continually improve them in any way that we can, Battlestate Games has proven that they share the same values.”

www.lonestararmory.us

www.battlestategames.com

Red Dead Redemption 2 – Official Trailer #2

May 9th, 2018

Rockstar sure knows how to make an enticing story trailer.

RDR2 releases on October 26, 2018.

SIG SAUER Academy to Host Second Annual SIG SAUER Aiming for Zero Charity Match

May 8th, 2018

Newington, N.H. (May 8, 2018) – The Second Annual SIG SAUER Aiming for Zero Charity Match is set to take place at the SIG SAUER Academy in Epping, New Hampshire, Friday, May 18th – Sunday, May 20th. Aiming for Zero is a division of the Active Heroes Foundation whose mission is to reduce veteran suicide and assist military families.

“SIG SAUER is committed to ensuring America’s Veterans have every resource available to them to be successful when they return from service and throughout their life,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “This important partnership ensures that one hundred percent of the proceeds raised from the SIG SAUER Aiming for Zero Charity Match will go towards much needed veterans services provided by the Active Heroes Foundation. It’s an honor for us to host this match at the SIG SAUER Academy.”

The SIG SAUER Aiming for Zero Charity Match will be a mix of IDPA, USPSA, and Steel Challenge with an Iron Sights division, a PCC division, and an Optics/Open division. There will be ten challenging stages for participants to compete including paper, stainless steel, and falling steel. The cost to participate in the 2018 SIG SAUER Aiming for Zero Charity Match is $95 and registration is available online at matchreg.com. There will be an onsite raffle throughout the match sponsored by industry partners and area businesses.

The SIG SAUER Academy is located at 233 Exeter Road, Epping, New Hampshire. For complete match rules and specific details visit matchreg.com.

To learn more about the HAVA organization visit honoredveterans.org

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, Advanced Sport Pellet (ASP) airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with bar-setting quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany, and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland. For more information about the company and product line visit: sigsauer.com.

Knight’s Armament – SR-25 Magazine Flask

May 7th, 2018

I picked up one of Knight’s Armament’s SR-25 Magazine Flasks at their booth at the recent NRA Annual Meetings show. Modeled after the dimensions of the SR-25 magazine, this flask features a slick black finish, an included funnel, and ‘NRA 2018’ is marked on the bottom.

The best part? The fluid capacity is equal to 20 shots… *cough*

www.knightarmco.com

NRAAM 18 – Brownells / LMT M203 37mm LAUNCHER

May 6th, 2018

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Brownells had a new LMT manufactured M203 37mm flare launcher mounted to one of their Retro ARs, and they revealed it’s now up for sale on Brownells website as a stand-alone item, and it’s exclusive to Brownells. The M203 37mm launcher is constructed of aluminum with a MilSpec anodized finish, and mounts and operates just like the 40mm version. The 37mm M203 attaches to standard Government rifle & carbine length barrel assemblies with a .625” front barrel profile, and a GI compatible barrel nut system.

www.brownells.com/shooting-accessories/duty-gear/safety-amp-warning-equipment/m203-37mm-launcher-prod118458

NRAAM 18 – Hudson Mfg.

May 5th, 2018

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Hudson Mfg. is displaying their new drop-in threaded barrel. It features standard 1/2×28 threads, and is currently being offered for sale with Hudson’s various dealers and distributors. When asked about selling H9s with the barrel installed, a rep stated that Hudson’s current goal is to support the customer base who already purchased an H9, rather than offer a whole new H9 model with the threaded barrel.

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Here the barrel can be seen installed in the Hudson H9A, the aluminum framed H9 with polymer grip panels, which shaves off roughly half a pound of weight when compared to the standard H9, and a lower MSRP.

www.hudsonmfg.com

SIG SAUER Electro-Optics Transforms Hunting With The Launch Of BDX

May 4th, 2018

Newington, N.H. (May 4, 2018) – The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics division today unveiled their all new Ballistic Data Xchange (BDX) rangefinders and riflescopes with integrated Applied Ballistics® and wireless Bluetooth® technology. This groundbreaking BDX technology enables interoperability and key ballistic holdover information to be exchanged wirelessly between SIG SAUER BDX Electro-Optics products. The foundation of the BDX system was designed for simplicity and ease of use. SIG SAUER BDX requires no new learning, and uses the same tools hunters and shooters have been using for years.

How does BDX work? The BDX rangefinder and riflescope system is simple, fast, and intuitive. Simply download the “SIG BDX” app available for Android or iOS smartphones, pair the KILO BDX rangefinder and SIERRA3BDX riflescope, set up a basic ballistic profile, and then you’re ready to shoot or hunt. Once you are in the field, range your target as you normally would, and the KILO BDX rangefinder will utilize onboard Applied Ballistics Ultralight™ to instantly send your dope to the scope via Bluetooth. Using your basic ballistic profile the ballistic solution is calculated for your target and will instantly illuminate on the BDX-R1 Digital Ballistic Reticle with windage and elevation holds in the SIERRA3BDX riflescope. A blue LED on the riflescope power selector indicates that the BDX system is paired, and when the reticle has received new ballistic holdover and windage data from the rangefinder.

“Rangefinding riflescopes of the past have had two major shortcomings: they are either big, boxy and heavy, or extremely expensive,” said Andy York, president, SIG SAUER Electro-Optics. “The revolutionary and affordable BDX system packs advanced ballistics technology into a simple platform that looks just like the rangefinder and riflescope that every hunter is using today. It is extremely simple to use; range a target, put the digital ballistic holdover dot on target, pull the trigger, impact. Incredibly accurate and extremely simple, just connect the dot.”

The BDX family of rangefinders includes: KILO1400BDX, KILO1800BDX, KILO2200BDX, KILO2400BDX, and KILO3000BDX rangefinder binocular. These rangefinders include many of the legacy features that the KILO name was built on: Lightwave DSP™ digital rangefinder engine, Hyperscan™ with 4 times per second scan rate, RangeLock™, and the Lumatic™ auto-adjusting display.

Available in 3.5-10x42mm, 4.5-14x44mm, 4.5-14x50mm, and 6.5-20x52mm, the SIERRA3BDX riflescopes have the look, feel, weight, and size of traditional riflescopes. They feature HD glass for superior resolution and optical clarity, 30mm main tubes, side-focus parallax adjustments, and the LevelPlex™ digital anti-cant system. The BDX-R1 Digital Ballistic Reticle is the evolution of holdover, providing a ballistic solution out to 800 yards with 1 MOA of accuracy.

Rounding out these superior features is SIG SAUER’s kinetic energy transfer indicator: KinETHIC™. KinETHIC provides assistance in assuring an ethical hunt by indicating when energy on target drops below a threshold that can be set by the hunter using the BDX App.

“Ethics in hunting are a contract we make with ourselves based on the standards we as sportsmen adhere to as a group, what we feel good about personally, and respect for the game and our hunting traditions,” said Andy York president, SIG SAUER Electro-Optics. “KinETHIC is a feature that asks the hunter to make an educated and ethical decision beforehand by taking into consideration what the velocity and energy capabilities of your bullet and load are to deliver a killing shot. It then lets you know if the shot you are about to take will fulfill this contract. If not, it provides a visual affirmation to stalk-in closer. Knowing your maximum effective hunting range is more than just knowing what you can hit.”

KILO BDX Rangefinders starting at $299.99 MSRP
SIERRA3BDX Riflescopes starting at $599.99 MSRP

Available at dealers July, 2018.

All SIG SAUER Electro-Optics are covered by the SIG SAUER INFINITE GUARANTEE™, and electronic components under our LIMITED 5-YEAR warranty. Please see sigsauer.com for full details.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, Advanced Sport Pellet (ASP) airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with bar-setting quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany, and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland. For more information about the company and product line visit: sigsauer.com.

Springfield Armory Severs Ties with Dick’s Sporting Goods

May 3rd, 2018

GENESEO, IL, (05/03/18) – Springfield Armory is severing ties with Dick’s Sporting Goods and its subsidiary, Field & Stream, in response to their hiring a group for anti-Second Amendment lobbying.

This latest action follows Dick’s Sporting Goods’ decision to remove and destroy all modern sporting rifles (MSR) from their inventory. In addition, they have denied Second Amendment rights to Americans under the age of 21. We at Springfield Armory believe that all law abiding American citizens of adult age are guaranteed this sacred right under our Constitution.

It is clear where Dick’s Sporting Goods and its subsidiary, Field & Stream, stand on the Second Amendment, and we want to be clear about our message in response. Their position runs counter to what we stand for as a company. At Springfield Armory, we believe in the right and principles fought for and secured by American patriots and our founding forefathers, without question. We will not accept Dick’s Sporting Goods’ continued attempts to deny Second Amendment freedoms to our fellow Americans.

www.springfield-armory.com

ASP Introduces Blue Line Accessories

May 2nd, 2018

Appleton, WI, April 30, 2018— Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP) has introduced a collection of products featuring the well-known “thin blue line” design, universally recognized as a tribute to the contributions and sacrifices of law enforcement. The company’s new Blue Line Collection includes a Sapphire rechargeable clip-on flashlight (MSRP $24), a pair of multi-tool, liner lock pocket knives with integral handcuff keys ($32-$45), tactical belts ($20-$21), a logo cap that fits ASP Friction-Loc Batons ($17), and two different swivel handcuff keys ($22). Each is decorated using cloisonné enameling—a deep, permanent, heirloom-quality process that results in a finish that won’t fade or wear off, unlike painted or screen-printed surfaces. The flashlight and knives also have brightly-polished metal accents.

“ASP is single-minded in its focus on—and dedication to—law enforcement officers,” says Daryell Harmon, the company’s Vice President of Law Enforcement Sales, and a retired police officer. Harmon says that in addition to manufacturing products centered on officer safety, the company provides training programs to law enforcement around the world, at no cost to officers or agencies. “Everything we do revolves around these professionals, and these small commemorative products are just another way of showing it.”

For more information, or to find a distributor or dealer, visit asp-usa.com.

Steiner Introduces Next-Gen S-Series Prism Battle Sights

May 1st, 2018

S432 and S332 on display at 2018 NRA Annual Meeting

GREELEY, Colo. (May 1, 2018) — When rapid target acquisition determines victory or defeat, shooters demand the fastest and easiest-to-use optics available. With an emphasis in speed and simplicity, Steiner introduces the next generation of prism battle sights: the S432 and S332, bringing shooters a wider field of view, larger eye box and greater eye relief than predecessors.

The compact S332 and S442, 3x and 4x magnification respectively, give shooters mid-range supremacy with astonishing fields of view of 12.9 yards and 15.4 yards at 100 meters. An unrivaled 80 mm of eye relief allows getting on target even when perfect positioning is not possible.

A large eye box and quality glass provides brilliant clarity in all environments while simple rotary digital controls located on the side make adjusting windage, elevation and reticle brightness convenient. Both sights come with the easy-to-use rapid dot reticle.

Designed to operate in the most demanding conditions, the S-Series battle sights are 100-percent fog proof, shockproof and waterproof up to 33 ft.

S432 SPECIFICATIONS:
4x Magnification
Weight 25 ounces
32mm objective lens diameter
Overall length of 5.7 inches
FOV 12.9y @ 100m
>7mm exit pupil
3.15 inches of eye relief
-3 to +3 diopters
Waterproof/fogproof/shockproof
CR2032 battery
Item No. 8794
MSRP: $1,249.99

S332 SPECIFICATIONS:
3x Magnification
Weight 21.6 ounces
32mm objective lens diameter
Overall length of 5.7 inches
FOV 15.4y @ 100m
9.5mm exit pupil
3.15 inches of eye relief
-3 to +3 diopters
Waterproof/fogproof/shockproof
CR2032 battery
Item No. 8793
MSRP: $1,299.99

Follow Steiner on social media, including Facebook at www.facebook.com/SteinerOpticsUSA and Instagram at @SteinerOpticsUSA.

https://www.steiner-optics.com/

New SIG SAUER Airguns on Display at the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Dallas

April 30th, 2018

Newington, N.H. (April 30, 2018) – The new SIG SAUER ASP20 break barrel air rifle, 1911 We The People BB Pistol and X-Five ASP Air Pistol will be among the many high-performance airguns on display in the SIG SAUER booth (#6220) at the 2018 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Dallas this weekend. Available in .177 and .22 calibers, the highly anticipated ASP20 features the airgun industry’s most advanced trigger system and delivers down-range power and accuracy with the lightest cocking effort in its class, making it ideal for hunting small game. This is the first SIG SAUER airgun to be built at SIG SAUER’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in New Hampshire and many of the company’s firearms technologies were used in the design and production of this impressive break barrel air rifle.

“Airguns are excellent training tools and a lot of fun to shoot, and we welcome NRA members and their families to the SIG SAUER booth to check out our latest offerings like the 1911 We The People BB Pistol, X-Five ASP pellet pistol and ASP 20,” said Joseph Huston, Vice President and General Manager of the SIG SAUER Airgun Division. “The ASP20 is unique – a true game changer in the break barrel market with its unrivaled trigger system and GlideLite™ cocking mechanism which cocks the ASP20 at 33 lbs. versus the standard 48-52 lb. cocking rate typically found in break barrels in this power range. We are also offering it with a SIG SAUER WHISKEY3 ASP 4-12×44 Adjustable Objective riflescope.”

NRA members who are eager to get in a little target practice during the weekend can visit Pyramyd Air’s indoor airgun range in Ballroom C of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center where the SIG SAUER MPX ASP air rifle will be available to shoot.

The Pyramyd Air range is open from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5. On Sunday, May 6, the range will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission is free and NRA safety officers will be on hand to help youths and others who might need assistance on the range.
For more information on SIG SAUER airguns, visit sigsauer.com/airguns.

Kobra-1 Foam Dart Blaster On Kickstarter

April 29th, 2018

The Kobara-1 is a foam dart blaster currently up for funding on Kickstarter. The first project from Loveland Foam Armaments, the Kobra-1 is intended to be a “..durable, foam dart blaster sidearm for older players.” To this end, the Kobra-1 features the unique, patent-pending ‘Loveland Catch System’ which lends towards a crisp trigger pull and low plunger tube friction. Additionally, the body is made of high-quality components, including a carbon fiber exterior, and features an integrated weaver rail and a 3-round internal magazine (with NERF darts, up to 5 homemade 1.25″ darts), with a velocity of ~130 fps.

As always, check out the link below for more information, and to fund the project:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2035964339/kobra-1-foam-dart-blaster#

Regal Robot – Star Wars Emperor Throne Armchair

April 28th, 2018

Here’s a great addition to any nerd cave, provided the price doesn’t scare you away. Regal Robot’s Emperor Throne Armchair is inspired by Emperor Palpatine’s throne, and features two-tone faux leather in black and purple, and swivels on a polished chrome base. It’s made-to-order, but at $1499, it’s pretty pricy. Then again, can you put a price on setting up this chair, and swiveling to the attention of anyone who walks into the room?

www.regalrobot.com/shop/star-wars/custom-starwars-furniture/emperor-throne-armchair

SwampButt Underwear Offers Royal Baby Lifetime Underwear Supply

April 27th, 2018

This presser’s a little out there, but it’s funny, and all true operators and tac fans like having dry underwear, so it’s appropriate enough:

April 26, 2018 (Lake Jackson, TX) Often, births are occasions for gifts. Other times, multiple births result in companies giving lots of their goods to the lucky families who welcome 4, 5, 8 and sometimes more babies in a single birth. Cases of baby milk, freight cars full of disposable diapers (known as nappies in the U.K.) and container ship loads of ‘baby wipes’ arrive with great ceremony, covered by reporters who document the joyously grateful parents. But not so the newest member of the U.K.’s royal family who with his parents Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge left St. Mary’s Hospital in London empty handed.

Number Three Child Deserves Better

This shoddy treatment of (new prince’ name here) motivated the makers of SwampButt Underwear™ to offer the newest member of the UK’s royal family the gift of a dry backside, for life. For (new prince’ name here) the company is willing to supply its moisture wicking performance underwear to (new prince’ name here) for his entire life, or until the company is no longer solvent. “Maybe since (new prince’ name here) was the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the public was bored by them, but we just aren’t sure why they were ignored, especially by marketing minded companies like ours,” said company owner Rufus (Dana) Horatio. “Maybe the specter of baby three was enough of a good thing; sort of like all those boring moon landings we had here back in the 1970’s. After the first moon landing, man, what a snooze fest.”

Bollocks To Those Cheeky Monkeys

The company is making the generous offer in the hope of making up for the thoughtless companies in the U.K. (known there as ‘wankers’) who seem to have ignored the (new prince’ name here) arrival. The company also hopes to ride the wave of free publicity that (new prince’ name here) gains here in the U.S. While no one at SwampButt Underwear could figure why Americans were so interested in the birth of (new prince’ name here) they were more than willing to glom onto a cheap opportunity for free promotion. Plus, the whole generous gift thing, that too.

A Refusal To Simply Bugger Off

The company’s owners were in radical agreement that the newest arrival of the royal family was worthy of a lifetime supply of SwampButt Underwear. “We were gob smacked when (new prince’ name here) and his parents were stiffed by all those wankers over there,” mused anglophile and corporate spokesman Nick Heraldson. “It’s bog-standard behavior on their (U.K. business) part, an occasion about which they should all be chuffed; what the bloody hell?”

Once the company receives the proper permissions from the Royals, the shipments of free underwear will begin. “We think delivering our SwampButt Underwear to Kensington Palace with make a great photo opportunity,” Heraldson said. “Plus, the whole generous gift in the face of businesses there ignoring (new prince’ name here) birth. For shame. We are so much better than them.”

To Learn More

To learn more about (new prince’ name here) follow his naming at: http://time.com/5254319/prince-william-royal-baby-name-hint/. To learn more about SwampButt Underwear, go to www.swampbutt.com.

FBI Awards Contract for up to $19 Million of Specifically Designed Federal Premium Training Ammunition

April 26th, 2018

ANOKA, Minnesota – April 26, 2018 – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has awarded Vista Outdoor a contract to supply FBI and other Federal Government Agencies with a high-performance Federal Premium 9mm handgun training round specifically designed to support their mission.

The IDIQ (indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity) contract, which has four option years, is for up to $19 million in 9mm handgun training rounds. This ammunition is built distinctively to FBI’s specifications using Federal Premium’s precision manufacturing and testing methods, innovative technology, and industry-leading components.

“We are extremely proud of this important contract, which continues Federal Premium’s long-running tradition of supplying law enforcement, military personnel and civilians worldwide with the most reliable ammunition possible,” said Federal Premium President Jason Vanderbrink. “This high-value, optimized training round utilizes a new match-grade bullet designed specifically for the FBI to maximize accuracy, along with Federal Premium’s Catalyst lead-free primer formulation to provide reliable, consistent ignition.”

Since 1922, Federal Premium Ammunition has been a staple for shooters wanting high-quality shotshell, centerfire and rimfire ammunition. The company’s relentless pursuit of excellence and innovation has resulted in numerous technological breakthroughs, such as the patented Catalyst primer used in the new FBI training round.

The extremely clean-burning Catalyst primer creates more uniform and complete propellant combustion, yielding minimal velocity variation and consistent bullet launch for improved accuracy. It is also non-hydrophilic, so it does not attract water molecules like DDNP-based mixes found in most lead-free primers, resulting in better reliability. The Federal Premium proprietary Catalyst primer provides the cleanest, most consistent ignition possible.

Civilians and other Law Enforcement agencies looking for similar high-performance primers in their range ammunition can find it in Federal’s full lineup of lead-free American Eagle and Syntech ammunition. The polymer-encapsulated Syntech bullet prevents metal-on-metal contact between the bullet and bore, which can shorten barrel life and rob accuracy, while also eliminating copper and lead fouling. Combined with specialized clean-burning powders, your gun will stay cleaner longer, so you can shoot more – and shoot better.

Federal Premium is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Federal Premium, go to www.federalpremium.com.