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HatsanUSA, Inc. Launches New Vectis Airgun at SHOT Show

January 21st, 2019

The Vectis airgun brings modern sporting features to the classic lever-action.

Bentonville, AR (January, 21 2019) – Providing a modern take on an old classic, Hatsan’s new Vectis is a unique, lever-action, Pre-Charged Pneumatic (PCP) airgun. Reminiscent of a lever-action cowboy rifle, the Vectis is capable of delivering up to 35 shots on a single fill, making it easy to empty a tin of pellets in no time.

Based on the Flash platform, the Vectis maintains the same lightweight characteristics. Weighing 7 lbs., the Vectis features a one-piece receiver and a sturdy, synthetic-polymer QuietEnergy barrel shroud that protects the barrel and dampens noise up to 50%. The airgun’s 165cc fixed-air cylinder is constructed from lightweight, strong aluminum alloy. A combo optics rail is machined into the receiver and continues down the length of the barrel shroud to provide shooters with 17 inches of uninterrupted rail space. The Vectis is capable of accepting both 11mm and 22mm mounts.

Just like the rifles of the old west, the sturdy trigger guard acts as the rifle’s cocking lever. Simply rotate the lever 45 degrees to cock the rifle. Follow-up shots are quick and easy, thanks to the S/Roto Index Magazine. Each of the 2 included magazines can hold up to 14 pellets. A single-shot tray is also included for those who might want to precision-load pellets individually. The Vectis is available in.177, .22, and .25 caliber.

Although lightweight and affordable, the Vectis is not without Hatsan’s hallmark features such as a precision-rifled and choked barrel to ensure accuracy and dependability. The Vectis also sports Hatsan’s Quattro Trigger. The Quattro Trigger is a fully-adjustable 2-stage match style trigger – designed for both hunters and target shooters alike. A color-coded pressure gauge is integrated and viewable from beneath the rifle for easy fill pressure monitoring. The removable flip-up sights are infused with TruGlo fiber optics, and the rear sight is adjustable for both windage and elevation.

The Vectis is configured to accommodate all shooters. The ambidextrous, all-weather, synthetic stock sports a Monte Carlo cheek rest and is built to last. This ergonomic thumbhole grip allows the lever-action to be cycled with minimal motion, so the shooter’s eyes can stay on target. A Picatinny accessory rail mounted beneath the forend permits shooters to add their favorite accessory and give the rifle a customized look and feel. Although this airgun produces very little recoil, it features a soft, ventilated, rubber butt pad for added comfort for all types of shooters.

Vectis Features

  • Multi-Shot lever action repeating PCP air rifle
  • Available in .177, .22, and .25 caliber
  • Easy to cycle cocking lever built into the trigger guard
  • Precision rifled and choked steel barrel
  • Advanced polymer shroud with integrated QuietEnergy sound moderator
  • 2 detachable, caliber specific, S/Roto Index magazines
  • Includes a single-shot tray for precision shooting
  • Ambidextrous, all-weather, advanced polymer synthetic thumbhole stock
  • Picatinny accessory rail on the bottom of the forend
  • Patented anti-knock system prevents gas wastage when the rifle is knocked or bounced
  • Extra long combo optics rail extends from the receiver along the top of the barrel
  • Removable flip-up sights with TruGlo fiber optics
  • Vectis Specifications

  • .177 Cal – 1,250 FPS Lead-Free, 1,150 FPS Lead, 29 FPE, 14-Shot Magazine, 35 shots/Fill
  • .22 Cal – 1,120 FPS Lead-Free, 1,000 FPS, 38 FPE, 12-Shot Magazine, 30 shots/Fill
  • .25 Cal – 900 FPS Lead & Lead-Free, 40 FPE, 10-Shot Magazine, 25 Shots/Fill
  • Fixed 165cc aluminum air cylinder
  • 200 Bar fill pressure
  • Advanced polymer thumbhole stock/Monte Carlo cheek piece
  • 41.3″ overall length
  • 17.7″ Barrel Length
  • 7.1 lbs. overall weight
  • Removable rear flip-up sight w/TruGlo green fibers-windage/elevation adjustments
  • Removable front flip-up sight w/TruGlo red fiber
  • MSRP: $399.99
  • WWW.HATSANUSA.COM

    Cody Firearms Museum Seeks Veterans to Be a Part of History at CFM Veteran VIP Experience

    January 20th, 2019

    Cody Firearms Museum to host US Veterans and record their histories as they make their way across America at the CFM Veteran VIP Experience in Cody, WY

    CODY — January 17, 2019— Today, the Cody Firearms Museum (CFM) revealed a teaser for one of its new premier exhibits to be launched at its grand re-opening the weekend of July 5, 2019. Among the many exhibits to be unveiled this summer, the Military Area will incorporate first-hand accounts from U.S. veterans. The CFM seeks U.S. veterans to relay testimonials of their service and experiences at the CFM Veteran VIP Experience.

    The CFM Veteran VIP Experience is an invitation to veterans and active military to be the very first to record personal accounts, offering museum-goers a glimpse into the complexity of their jobs and the magnitude of their bravery. “The CFM Veteran VIP Experience will capture a living history that we are proud to curate at our museum,” said Ashley Hlebinsky, Curator at the Cody Firearms Museum. “The testimonials from our veterans will provide insight for generations to come as well as create a community-centric model for our museum.”

    The CFM Veteran VIP Experience will take place on July 5, the day before the CFM opens to the public. Participating veterans will have a first glance at the exhibit and are invited the following day to the public opening along with their families. “We want to offer our veterans a VIP experience while becoming the first to contribute to this recorded legacy,” continued Hlebinsky. “The interactive component is user-friendly and will be on display for our 200,000 annual visitors. We’re calling on vets and vet organizations to join us during our grand re-opening in July.”

    The CFM is seeking veteran organizations to partner with them in promoting and/or sponsoring the special event. The CFM Veteran VIP Experience requires an RSVP to the event and is exclusive to veterans and active military personnel. Inquires may be directed to kie@solutionnaires.com.

    Additionally, you can meet Ashley Hlebinsky – Curator at the CFM. Her level of knowledge is amazing. She will be at the CFM booth #2428 on Thursday, January 24th from 2pm – 3:30pm.

    Air Venturi – Officially Licensed Springfield Armory Replica Series Debuting at SHOT 2019

    January 19th, 2019

    CLEVELAND, OHIO (January 18, 2019) Air Venturi, a leading manufacturer and importer of airguns and airsoft guns will be showcasing its brand new officially licensed Springfield Armory® replica pistols and rifles at the 2019 SHOT Show, located in booth #2007.

    The iconic M1 Carbine Rifle, the standard firearm for the U.S. military during World War II, the Korean War and well into the Vietnam War, will be available through Air Venturi as both a .177 BB CO2 air rifle or 6mm CO2 airsoft rifle starting in spring 2019. Featuring an full metal receiver and synthetic wood look stock, the .177 CO2 BB Rifle shoots velocities up to 425 fps and gets nearly 40 shots per 12 gram CO2 cartridge.

    When the XD(M)® series of polymer pistols were introduced in 2007 from Springfield Armory®, the line featured a ground-breaking design that offered new and higher standards for ergonomic comfort, ease of operation, features and performance. Over one decade later, Air Venturi brings this legendary series to the airgun and airsoft replica market, in both compact (3.8″) and standard (4.5″) configurations. The .177 BB

    CO2 series features a 20 rd mag, full blowback and can shoot velocities of up to 325 fps. The airsoft pistol series are powered by green gas (with CO2 magazines available) and can shoot up to 280 fps in the compact models, and up to 330 fps in the standard models.

    Both the airsoft and airgun versions offer interchangeable backstraps, like its firearm counterpart, for ergonomic comfort. The 3.8″ compact versions offer coordinating grip frame extensions to allow the use of the longer 4.5″ version magazines.

    Both BB and airsoft models will be available in all black and black frame/silver slide finishes starting in spring 2019.

    “We are beyond excited to be launching both the M1 Carbine rifle series and XD(M)® pistol series as our first replicas from the iconic Springfield Armory® line of firearms,” said Val Gamerman, President of Air Venturi. “The M1 Carbine embodies the history of the revered firearm that was used not only the U.S. military, but by military, paramilitary and police forces around the world. The XD(M)® series of pistols, available in 8 different configurations, will be available in spring 2019, and will be a hit with airgunners, replica enthusiasts and airsoft fans alike.”

    “With the 2019 release of the M1 Carbine and XD(M)® officially licensed replicas, this marks Springfield Armory’s first chapter in the airgun and airsoft industry,” stated Steve McKelvain, Springfield Armory® President. “This is the first of many replica rifles and pistols that will solidify both Air Venturi and Springfield Armory’s place in the progression of quality airguns and airsoft guns.”

    Retailers are invited to learn more by visiting the Springfield Armory® and Air Venturi booth, #2007 at the 2019 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.

    www.airventuri.com/av

    SIG SAUER Introduces the SIG AIR ProForce Airsoft Line for Professional Training

    January 17th, 2019

    Newington, N.H. (January 17, 2019) – SIG SAUER is pleased to introduce the new, high-end SIG AIR ProForce airsoft line for professional training. SIG AIR ProForce products are designed as replicas of their centerfire counterparts in look, balance and handling characteristics and engineered to SIG standards for precision, accuracy, and reliability. Initial SIG AIR ProForce airsoft pistol offerings include the M17 airsoft pistol and P229 airsoft pistol.

    “The SIG AIR ProForce line of airsoft guns is designed for professionals who train frequently and want the option of training safely in realistic force-on-force scenarios,” said Joseph Huston, Vice President and General Manager of SIG AIR. “SIG SAUER is a huge proponent of training, and we will continue to offer our customers numerous new product options to facilitate the safe practice of gun handling and target shooting in various environments.”

    The new SIG AIR ProForce M17 airsoft pistol is similar in look and feel to the U.S. Army issued P320- M17 9mm pistol and features a polymer frame and metal slide with full blow-back action. The proprietary drop magazine holds 21 rounds of 6mm polymer or biodegradable BBs. An adjustable hop-up feature creates spin on the BBs for additional stabilization in flight, resulting in increased distance and accuracy. A picatinny accessory rail allows for quick and easy mounting of a laser or tactical flashlight.

    Available in two power source options – 12g CO2 cartridge or green gas – the SIG M17 Airsoft pistol will be available with an optional optic plate mount for red dot sights. Velocity is up to 330 fps with muzzle energy of 1 joule (using a .20-gram polymer BB); however, results may vary depending on temperature and altitude. Available in Coyote Tan.

    ProForce M17 Airsoft Pistol:

    Total length: 8.5”

    Barrel length: 5.5”

    Weight: 2.6 lbs.

    Finish: Coyote Tan

    Muzzle Velocity: up to 330 fps

    Muzzle Energy: 1 joule

    Caliber: 6mm BB

    Magazine Capacity: 21

    Power Source: CO2 or Green Gas

    MSRP: $179.99

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

    Velocity is up to 330 fps with muzzle energy of 1 joule (using a .20-gram polymer BB); however, results may vary depending on temperature and altitude. Available in Black.

    ProForce P229 Airsoft Pistol:

    Total length: 7”

    Barrel length: 4.75”

    Weight: 1.85 lbs.

    Finish: Black

    Muzzle Velocity: up to 330 fps

    Muzzle Energy: 1 joule

    Caliber: 6mm BB

    Magazine Capacity: 25

    Power Source: Green Gas

    MSRP: $ 179.99

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

    Meprolight USA Unveil First Augmented Weapon Sight; the MEPRO FORESIGHT

    January 16th, 2019

    An optic with an onboard compass and ammo counter? Sounds like we’re one step closer to a real-life equivalent of the MA5 series rifles from Halo.

    Meprolight® brings the cutting-edge technology of augmented reality (AR) to weapon sight systems that allow a digital interface projected right on the lens. Meprolight USA® to showcase this newest innovation and only AR sight on the market, at the 2019 SHOT Show.

    Middletown, Penn. (January 2019) – Meprolight USA®, the US sales and marketing division of Meprolight®, a world leader in a variety of optic solutions from electro-optics sights, self-illuminated night sights, innovative pistol sights will be unveiling the most radical innovation in weapon sight systems in years at the 2019 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 22 – 25, 2019. The MEPRO FORESIGHT, the first augmented weapon sight on the market today, provides essential tactical data projected right on the transparent optical lens.

    The data, projected in real-time, includes battery level, sensor data, Bluetooth connectivity and a shot counter (future software upgrade). It has five present reticles for various tactical scenarios, a built-in compass and an inside leveler to maximize hitting capability. A built-in sensor allows for automatic brightness adjustment. A digital zeroing mechanism allows the user to load a present zeroing profile from Meprolight’s mobile APP (Android and iOS) through a Bluetooth interface.

    The Meprolight MEPRO FORESIGHT APP allows up to 10 zeroing weapon profiles or user profiles. It features up-to-date and the latest MEPRO FORESIGHT firmware a rich reticle database, plus it allows previously stored profiles from the mobile APP to the sight.

    The MEPRO FORESIGHT augmented weapon sight powers with a rechargeable battery or USB-C port. The display window dimensions are 1.299” x .787” (33 x 20mm) with an overall dimension of 4.6” x 2.35” x 2.65” (117 x 60 x 68mm) and weighs a mere 9.9 oz. (280 grams). The MEPRO FORESIGHT is a game changer when it comes to optic solutions for the tactical or sport shooter.

    Retailers can now order Meprolight® products, including new 2019 products from Meprolight USA®, the US-based division of Meprolight at sales@meprolight.us or call 833-MEPROLIGT (833-637-7654),

    Commercially Availability: April 2019

    Stay current with Meprolight USA® on our Facebook page.

    About Meprolight®:
    Meprolight is a leading International Electro-Optics company, developing, manufacturing and marketing systems for infantry, armed forces, law enforcement agencies and civilian markets since 1990.

    Meprolight provides comprehensive solutions with a wide array of combat-proven products; electro-optical solutions, night vision devices, digital Low light handheld devices, thermal target acquisition systems, and a variety of night sights and other tritium illuminated products for safety and security applications.

    In 2019, Meprolight establishes a US division, Meprolight USA, to better serve their North American customers in the commercial, law enforcement, security and military markets. www.meprolight.us

    Four New Tools From Fix It Sticks

    January 15th, 2019

    Chicago, IL- Fix It Sticks, the industry innovator of modular firearms maintenance tools and torque limiters has introduced a Universal Choke Tube Wrench, Knife Sharpener, Aimpoint Sight Bit and 3/8” Adjustment Wrench. These new items perfectly integrate with the Fix It Sticks tool system as well as perform as stand-alone products.

    The Universal Choke Tube Wrench works on shotgun chokes from .410 to 10 gauge. Made from solid steel construction for durability, it has a flat design to reduce bulk and easily fit in any tool or maintenance kit. The Universal Choke Tube Wrench is now available with an MSRP of $10.00

    To keep knives sharp and functioning a peak efficiency the new Fix It Sticks Knife Sharpener bit has both a carbide and ceramic V type sharpening inserts. Both are set at 22.5 degrees for a 45 degree inclusive edge. The Knife Sharpener is precision machined from steel, is available in February 2019 and has an MSRP of $22.00

    To aid those using an Aimpoint, Fix It Sticks has introduced a bit specifically for the adjustment of these sights. Made from a non-marring polymer, the bit has a two-prong design specifically to work with the windage and elevation adjustment knobs. Available for shipment this February, the Aimpoint bit has an MSRP of $10.00

    For scope mounts using a LaRue style release system, Fix It Sticks has introduced a 3/8” Adjustment Wrench bit to work with these quick release systems. Made from solid steel, the 3/8” Adjustment Wrench will be available later this month. MSRP is $10.00

    Like all Fix It Stick bits, these new bits will work with any ¼” hex bit driver and of course the Fix It Sticks modular tool system.

    The Punisher Season 2 – Official Trailer

    January 14th, 2019

    Kinda surprised this is even coming out, given the continuously eroding business ties between Netflix and Disney. Anyway, it’s more of the Punisher being the Punisher: violently killing criminals that are involved in some kind of conspiracy. Plus, we have the MCU version of longtime Punisher villain Jigsaw to look forward to.

    The Punisher Season 2 premiers on Netflix January 18th.

    Burris Optics Becomes Official Optics Sponsor of USA Shooting

    January 13th, 2019

    GREELEY, Colo. (January 11, 2019) — Burris Optics announces its partnership agreement effective immediately with USA Shooting. The partnership makes Burris the official 2019 optics provider of America’s Shooting Team. As the presenting sponsor USA Shooting will announce a monthly “Burris Best” spotlighting the top athletic performance of a USA Shooting Team athlete.

    The two organizations place extreme value on accuracy, durability, innovation, and education, which serves as the foundation of the agreement.

    “We have long been fans of America’s shooting team,” said Burris Director of Marketing Ryan Hennig. “Educating future generations about the heritage and opportunities in shooting sports is a high priority for us and we believe the USA Shooting team’s 2020 vision can accomplish this. We look forward to our partnership and what we will accomplish together.”

    Burris will provide opportunities for USA Shooting team athletes and coaches to train and use Burris products in the field and on the range as well as gain access to innovative firearm enhancing technology critical for maintaining competitive advantage at key shooting events. Additionally, Burris will provide product for auctions to help support USA Shooting’s fundraising efforts.

    “The USA Shooting Team and America’s top marksmen and women have a clear 2020 vision of maintaining international notoriety and educating the general public about opportunities in competitive shooting sports,” said USA Shooting Director of Marketing and Communications Kevin Neuendorf. “Attaining this vision is not possible without partners like Burris Optics willing to step forward and show belief in what we are doing. We appreciate their confidence in our athletes and can’t wait to showcase the great line of products Burris has available for hunting, tactical and competitive shooting needs.”

    USA Shooting, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, was chartered by the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of shooting in April 1995. USA Shooting’s mission is to prepare American athletes to win Olympic medals, promote the shooting sports throughout the U.S. and govern the conduct of international shooting in the country. For more information, please visit us at usashooting.org.

    SSD – As Seen On Facebook

    January 12th, 2019

    This post was originally featured on Soldier Systems Daily, and it’s too good not to share.

    www.etsy.com/shop/BootlegBazaar

    Metro Exodus – Story Trailer

    January 11th, 2019

    The first two games in the Metro series were really good, so I’m really excited to see if Exodus continues that trend. And, there’s not too much longer to wait! Metro: Exodus is releasing on February 15th, 2019.

    Meprolight USA SHOT Show Debut; Repositioning a New Leader in Optics Solutions for the US Market

    January 10th, 2019

    Booth appearances and training segments by Instructor Zero of Team Zero, raffles and leading-edge new products on display will occur at both Meprolight USA® booths.

    Middletown, Penn. (January 2019) – Meprolight USA®, a Subsidiary company of Meprolight®, a world leader in a variety of Electro-Optic, Thermal, and Night sights, will be hosting the international training specialist, Instructor Zero at Meprolight booths 20043 and 15138 during the 2019 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    On January 22nd and 23rd, Instructor Zero will bring his unique brand of training special operators to SHOT Show attendees. Besides offering his expertise, he will also demonstrate Meprolight USA’s new products, including the Mepro Foresight, the first-ever Augmented Reality reflex sight, the Mepro NYX-200, a multispectral thermal weapon sight, the all new Mepro HVS Night Sights and the Mepro MicroRDS pistol red dot and backup sight. Instructor Zero will stay on after his demonstration for a raffle announcement followed by poster signing and photo opportunities.

    Instructor Zero, founder and CEO a Group of Companies under the name Team Zero Group, is a former Airborne Cp.l Instructor with expertise in firearms, strategy, security, risk analysis, and survival tactics. University Clinical Professor for 11 years in the Faculty of Science for Investigations and Security. His team provide training, strategic design, analysis, study and implementation of security protocols for high security clearance sites. Instructor Zero has worked with over 80 Special Units, including Special Forces and law enforcement from around the world.

    Instructor Zero Booth Appearance Schedule:

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019, Booth 15138

  • 2 p.m. Instructor Zero training and new product demonstration
  • 2:30 p.m. Instructor Zero announces raffle winner, poster signing and Instagram photo shoots until 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019, Booth 20043

  • 3:30 p.m. Instructor Zero training and new product demonstration
  • 4 p.m. Instructor Zero announces raffle winner, poster signing and Instagram photo shoots until 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019, Booth 15138

  • 2 p.m. Instructor Zero training and new product demonstration
  • 2:30 p.m. Instructor Zero announces raffle winner, poster signing and Instagram photo shoots until 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019, Booth 20043

  • 3:30 p.m. Instructor Zero training and new product demonstration
  • 4 p.m. Instructor Zero announces raffle winner, poster signing and Instagram photo shoots until 5 p.m.
  • Meprolight USA’s commitment to their US customers will be on full display with game-changing new optics and an all new HVS night sight family and new versions of the most popular Meprolight optical sights. Their US-based sales team will be present to firmly establish a solid and professional presence in the optic market. Current and former retailers will have access to knowledgeable and responsive sales staff. New retailers will find out why carrying the Meprolight USA brand builds customer loyalty and brings in profits.

    Good, Bad, I’m The Guy With The Gun

    January 9th, 2019

    It’s a damn shame Bruce Campbell retired from playing Ash.

    Polar – Official Trailer

    January 8th, 2019

    Polar is an upcoming Netflix-exclusive film based on a web comic that was later adapted into a graphic novel. It stars Mads Mikkelsen as a highly-skilled and respected/feared assassin who has retired but finds himself back in action and at odds with his old employer and various other assassins now gunning for him…

    Look, I know what you’re thinking, but no, it’s not a John Wick copycat. I mean, sure, there’s a third Wick film due out this May, so the timing of the release is certainty (at least partially) deliberate. All the same, from what I know of the original comic, the source material stands on its own, and from the trailer the film looks a bit more overtly cartoonish as opposed to John Wick, which is still somewhat cartoonish, but in a more subdued manner.

    Polar launches on Netflix January 25th, 2019.

    Forgotten Weapons – Shooting the H&K MP5K Operational Briefcase

    January 7th, 2019

    The Operational Briefcase is a method developed by H&K for security personnel to discretely carry a sub gun in business and executive environments. Ian of Forgotten Weapons not only demonstrates live fire of one of these briefcase firearms, but also briefly shows off an earlier model case that was a bit less discreet than the later/more modern ‘trigger handle’ version.

    Fringe Focus – The ACME Corporation Poster

    January 6th, 2019

    The brainchild of graphic designer Rob Loukotka, The ACME Corporation poster is a giant-sized 24″x36″ poster which features 126 individual ACME products. The products were sourced from 43 Wile E. Coyote & Road Runner cartoons produced from 1949-1994, which Rob Loukotka watched, then reproduced in his own style.

    fringefocus.com/collections/posters/products/the-acme-corporation

    Standard Manufacturing – S333 Volleyfire

    January 5th, 2019

    It’s SHOT month, so new firearms are filling up the news feed, but occasionally you see a gun that is so unique compared to the contemporary affair that you can’t help but give it notice. Standard Manufacturing’s S333 Voleyfire happens to be that gun. The S333 is a double-barrel, double-action revolver with a steel cylinder that holds 8 rounds of .22 Win Mag. The twin hammers are concealed within the aluminum frame, and the trigger consists of an enlongated bow sized for two fingers, along with an “integral articulated” trigger safety more akin to those seen on many modern striker-fired semi-auto pistols.

    The S333 is designed specifically as a carry revolver, with its compact size and noted capability of producing an 8-round volley of shots within 3 seconds and 4 trigger pulls. Standard Manufacturing also notes that a combination of standard ammunition and birdshot “…will deliver an incredible combination of firepower and very light recoil.”

    www.stdgun.com/s333-volleyfire

    Alpha Foxtrot AF-C

    January 4th, 2019

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    Alpha Foxtrot’s AF-C is a forged 7075 T6 aluminum frame with a black anodized finish that is compatible with Glock Gen 3 compact slides and parts. Features of the AF-C include:

    – Railed dust cover
    – Knurled magazine release
    – Extended ‘bite-proof’ beavertail
    – No fingergrooves on the grip
    – Raised magwell side grooves
    – Recessed slide lock channel
    – Machined thumb index rest

    The AF-C is noted to come complete with machined steel rail inserts, locking block, and related pins.

    www.alphafoxtrot.us

    Buck Knives Partners with Taylor Guitars

    January 3rd, 2019

    Famous Buck favorites now featuring genuine ebony handles

    Post Falls, ID — Friday, January 4, 2019– Buck Knives, leader in sports cutlery, is excited to partner with Taylor Guitars, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of premium acoustic guitars, and take part in their efforts using a sustainable supply model for genuine Ebony handles on its key heritage products.

    As of January 1, 2019, Ebony wood will be offered on the following Buck models:

    110 Folding Hunter (standard & finger-grooved)
    110 Auto
    112 Ranger (standard & finger-grooved)
    112 Auto
    101 Hunter

    Ebony wood was originally introduced on the 110 and 112 models in the 1960’s, but in the 1990’s, federal regulations on endangered woods led Buck to utilize resin treated woods. Harvested under Taylor’s thriving conservation project, Buck will again employ the use of ebony, a natural material with beautiful grain patterns that provides customers with a nearly indestructible knife handle.

    “We are excited for this opportunity to work with Taylor Guitars,” said Chris Brooks, Director of Brand Management at Buck Knives. “Buck Knives was built on old-fashioned values with a commitment to quality, reliability, and preservation of our resources for future generations. We are excited to help support Taylor’s Ebony Project, one Buck at a time.”

    For more information on the Ebony Project, visit www.taylorguitars.com/ebonyproject/

    www.buckknives.com/search?q=ebony

    White River Knife & Tool on Discovery Channel!

    January 2nd, 2019

    White River Knife & Tool, Fremont, MI, January 3, 2019 – White River Knife & Tool to be featured on How It’s Made, seen on the Discovery Science Channel.

    White River Knives will be featured on How It’s Made at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, January 10, 2019. If you miss it, this episode (among others) will be played randomly throughout the following weeks and, if you are attending the 2019 SHOT Show, it might make a good match for you to visit the White River booth (1114 lower level).

    How It’s Made follows a chosen company’s specific product from start to finish.The White River episode will be filmed at its production facility and follow the creation of its high-quality cork-handled fillet knife.

    How It’s Made is a very popular worldwide show that began in 2001 and is not a pay-to-play show. They make the contacts and send in their production team only after they hear of unique and/or high-quality products that their producers deem worth showing to the public around the world.

    How It’s Made is a high-quality show and this episode shows the production of a truly high-quality knife from an exceptional all-American Made company.

    Watch How It’s Made on the Discovery Science Channel
    Thursday, January 10, 2019, at 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

    If you are at the SHOT Show, please visit with the Cammenga family of knife makers at their SHOT Show booth 1114 (lower level), you will find your visit more than “just” interesting.

    White River Knife and Tool, Inc.
    515 Industrial Drive
    Fremont, MI 49412
    www.whiteriverknives.com

    Happy New Year!

    January 1st, 2019

    Here’s to a solid 2019!

    EMG / Sharps Bros “Overthrow” Licensed Full Metal Advanced M4 Airsoft AEG Training Rifle

    December 31st, 2018

    EMG International has partnered with Sharps Bros to produce a series of full metal AEG training rifles based on the ‘Overthrow’ AR-15 lower receiver design by Sharps Bros. The receiver set is CNC billet-style metal with an anodized finish and the lower receiver features an integrated beveled magazine flare magwell, styled after a hoplite helmet, with EMG & Sharps Bros licensing and engraved bullet pictogram selector markings. Furniture includes an aluminum M-LOK freefloat handguard and slim AR grip that houses the ARES high torque slim motor. One of the coolest features of this particular AEG is the inclusion of the ARES Electric Firing Control System – capable of safe/semi/3-round burst/full auto fire, the gearbox is programmable using a separate EFCS programming unit to change the available firing modes on the rifle.

    The ‘Overthrow’ AEG is being offered in Black and FDE in three length variants: SBR, RECCE, and PDW.

    For more details, including imagery of the other ‘Overthrow’ variants, check out the link below:

    www.emgarms.com/86534

    Gatewood Supply Co. – HK 417 16.5″ Complete Upper – AH Date coded

    December 30th, 2018

    As a thematic follow-up to EuroOptic.com’s transferable HK-94 full-auto conversion package, here’s another bit of premium-priced H&K goodness currently up for sale: Gatewood Supply Co. is selling an actual factual HK 417 16.5″ Complete Upper, AH date coded (that means it was manufactured in ’07, for those who aren’t familiar with H&K’s date code system). Noted to be in “used good to very good condition”, with minor marking on the barcode, and it comes complete with bolt carrier group and charging handle. Only one in stock, with just the one ever guaranteed to be available.

    The price? $9699.99 $8699.99.

    https://www.gatewoodsupplyco.com/HK-417-165-Complete-Upper–AH-Date-coded_p_2009.html

    SOAR: Ride Along With The World’s Most Accomplished And Secretive Special Ops Aviation Unit

    December 28th, 2018

    Parker, CO, December 18, 2018—There are few of us who have experienced what Special Operations team members have felt during a perilous and secretive mission. David Burnett has and he’s chronicled it in his powerful memoir, Making a Night Stalker.

    Burnett opens up the highly secretive world of the Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), the most accomplished and secretive special ops aviation unit on the globe. The importance of teamwork and heroism are driven home to readers in taut prose that brings to life what it is like to be at the knife’s edge, knowing a moment of inattention can bring catastrophe to you and your closest comrades.

    His journey starts in a conventional Army unit where he feels unfulfilled. The lack of responsibility drives him to pursue the goal of becoming an MH-47G Chinook helicopter crew chief in the world’s most secretive unit. Despite obstacles and endless training, he’s finally able to set foot on the aircraft. Achieving FMQ (Fully Mission Qualified) crew chief takes additional years of training and deployments, but after achieving the sought after role, he is honorably discharged from the military. Burnett also explores his PTSD, which drove him to alcohol. The beast was finally tamed through taking up writing, he said.

    For those whose only experience of war has been through media headlines, Burnett’s book presents a vivid picture of the vaunted Special Operations Aviation unit and the toll it takes on its members.

    Author David Burnett was born and raised in Parker, Colorado. After a few semesters of college, he enlisted in the Army in 2008. He was stationed with 563rd ASB as a 15U (Chinook helicopter repairer). After realizing his job in the regular Army was not as fulfilling as he had hoped, he applied for 160th SOAR. He went through countless years of training and deployed with the unit five times before deciding he wasn’t going to reenlist. He put pen to paper after receiving an honorable discharge from the unit and began writing his story.

    More information on David Burnett can be found at www.makinganightstalker.com.

    Trooper Clothing

    December 27th, 2018

    Trooper Clothing makes uniforms for kids.

    Their latest offering is the Overwatch Battle Shirt and Combat Pant made from Woodland Camouflage ripstop fabric.

    They also offer other colors like OD, Black and MultiCam as well as other styles including Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniforms, Navy Working Uniforms, Coast Guard Operational Dress Uniforms, and the Army Combat Uniform as well as flight suits.

    trooperclothing.com

    This article was originally featured on SSD.

    343 Industries Has Partnered With Limbitless To Produce Halo-Themed Prosthetic Arms

    December 26th, 2018

    343 Industries, which is the the arm of Microsoft that handles the Halo license, has partnered with Limbitless Solutions to produce Halo-themed, 3D-printed prosthetics. Limbitless Solutions is a non-profit that provides affordable prosthetic limbs for children. The Halo-themed prosthetics will be offered starting in 2019. The first being a recreation of the Master Chief’s Mjolnir Mk. VI armor. The second is a “multiplayer” variant of the Mjolnir, which can be customized with different color options, like the variant seen below.

    For more information on Limbitless Solutions, you can check out their website at:

    limbitless-solutions.org