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AW Custom – Salient Arms International DS 2011 Airsoft Training Weapons

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

There are a plethora of 2011 style competition pistols on the market. Many of them are fine competition guns, but they lack the rugged durability and dependability of a solid, reliable duty or personal defense weapon.

Seeing this gap in the market, and already well known for making high performance, rugged weapon systems, Salient Arms International set to work producing a double stack pistol that could clean up at the competition range and defend your home or protect your life in the field. The end result of years of research was the Salient Arms DS 2011 pistol. Precision machined with a form follows function attitude the SAI DS was manufactured for no other purpose in mind then to fill the needs of the hardcore shooting enthusiast.

Equipped with aggressive front and rear slide serrations, milled lightening cuts on both side of the slide and aggressive competition style sights the SAI DS clearly is a pistol designed for shooters by shooters. As with all of their products, Salient Arms International rewrote the rules of 2011 style pistols when they manufactured the DS, forging a new trail and leaving old conventions behind, the end result is a pistol that functions in the harshest conditions, under the heaviest of stresses and provides service you can stake your life on.

Authentic Trademarks and Engraving
The Salient Arms International™ 2011 DS Airsoft Training Weapons are licensed under Salient Arms International™ directly. The pistols are constructed under the inspection of Salient Arms International™ to ensure they look like and feel like as real as possible.

Two Different Lengths
The Salient Arms International™ 2011 DS Pistol will available in both 5.1 model and 4.3 model. The 5.1 model will feature a standard sized, full length 2011 DS Pistol with a 109.9mm inner barrel. The 4.3 model will feature a compact sized, medium length 2011 DS pistol with a 94.5mm inner barrel.

Diversified Compatibility
Using the Tokyo Marui™ Gas System, the Salient Arms International™ 2011 DS Pistol can be upgraded from a wide pool of available parts and components, ensuring easy repair and maintenance and years of reliable service.
More Detail
SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Box Length: 320mm
  • Box Width: 170mm
  • Box Height: 55mm
  • Package Gross Weight: 1585.0g (5.1) & 1555.0g (4.3)
  • Pistol Length: 210mm (5.1) & 205mm (4.3)
  • Pistol Height: 150mm (5.1) & 150mm (4.3)
  • Pistol Weight (No Mag): 665.0g (5.1) & 625.0g (4.3)
  • Magazine Weight: 335g
  • Inner Barrel Length: 110mm (5.1) & 94.5mm (4.3)
  • Material: Aluminium Alloy
  • Package Includes:

  • 1 x Pistol
  • 1 x Gas Magazine
  • www.armorerworks.com/airsoft/guns/pistols/ds-series

    Vans And Defcon Resurrect The Sk8-Hi Notchback Pro

    Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

    Available May 27 at Select Retailers Globally

    Cypress, CALIF. (May 23, 2017) – While DEFCON origins remain classified, the projects stamped with their namesake speak volumes. Vans reunites with the stealth collective this spring to resurrect the Vans Sk8-Hi Notchback Pro, engineered with three new Multicam® patterns, Arid™, Tropic™, and Black™, specifically designed to reduce the visual and near-Infrared signature of a person in three distinct environments. As an ode to past projects, the Vans DEFCON Multicam® capsule comes full circle, completing the footwear outfit with new apparel fabrics originally developed for the US Army and tactical law enforcement.

    Available at select Vans Pro Skate retailers worldwide on May 27, the Vans Sk8-Hi Notchback Pro by DEFCON features:

    • Premium Waterproof and Flame Retardant Wolverine Pig Suede®
    • Water-Resistant treatment on uppers
    • Multicam® Nylon textiles
    • Dri-Lex™ moisture management linings throughout
    • Gusseted tongue
    • Military detailing from DEFCON identity to BDU specs
    • Vans Ultracush HD footbeds w/ custom artwork
    • Hesh Goat embossed heel stamp
    • Durable reverse lug outsole and knurled texture foxing tape

    DEFCON has evolved into a multifaceted study group responsible for the marketing and development of some of the leading brands in the tactical and streetwear worlds. Through both natural curiosity and fascination turned obsession, DEFCON has perfected their craft in media modifications, establishing their repute as a standalone brand.

    The Vans by DEFCON limited-edition footwear and apparel capsule is available worldwide on May 27 at select Vans Pro Skate dealers. Visit Vans.com/skate to find authorized dealers near you.

    www.vans.com/article_detail/vans-defcon

    Vanquest Launches New 2017 Products

    Saturday, May 13th, 2017

    Anaheim, CA: Vanquest today launches the 2017 New Products debuted at SHOT Show. The much-anticipated TRIDENT-31 backpack and the newly-upgraded FALCONER-30 backpack is Vanquest’s response to customers wanting more organization and versatility in premium tactical gear. As the bigger brother to our best-selling TRIDENT-20 (Gen-2) EDC backpack, the TRIDENT-31 is our solution for professional photographers/videographers. Also released is the upgraded RACKIT-36 (Gen-2) Covert Rifle Pack and new MOLLE-compatible HYDRA bottle holder accessory.

    “Since SHOT Show, we’ve received a fantastic response on these new models. Today, we’re excited to release these new packs to everyone wanting larger capacity, more thoughtful organization and better customization.” said James Chuang, Vanquest’s Director of R&D. “The feedback and input received from our users has been invaluable and pushes our R&D team forward.”

    The Vanquest Team has put in countless hours to ensure our end-users’ experience is nothing but perfect. Thoughtful re-design of organizational areas and new premium materials push these packs into the forefront of the industry.

  • Using advanced US-branded materials such as laminated CORDURA® MOLLE panels and low profile Hypalon MOLLE laser-cut panels, along with custom ITW and DURAFLEX hardware, Vanquest delivers exceptional durability and value to our customers.
  • By including customer feedback in our R&D process, this allows us to create gear that performs to their expectations.
  • 2017 New Products page: https://www.vanquest.com/categories/new-products.html
  • PRODUCTION ENDS FOR THE POPULAR SHOOTING RIFLE, SLR-104FR SERIES

    Friday, May 12th, 2017

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    May 12th, 2017

    PRODUCTION ENDS FOR THE POPULAR SHOOTING RIFLE, SLR-104FR SERIES

    LAS VEGAS, NV –The popular shooting rifle in 5.45×39 caliber that grew into every shooters comfort has come to a temporary halt. Although the SLR-104FR Series is a joy in the firearms marketplace, it is not yet known to be a “Collector’s Item.”. This might change quickly as orders are being turned away and only a few distributors (MSR Distribution and Bill Hicks) have a handful of them ready to ship.

    As Arsenal’s obligations with military, government, and other contracts continue, the current stock of SLR-104FR Series rifles will continue to be sold until supply ends. Additional SLR-104FR products may be found by checking with Arsenal’s distributors and various dealers nationwide.

    SLR-104FR – 5.45×39.5mm caliber, stamped receiver, chrome lined hammer forged barrel, Black (Also, Desert Sand SLR104-33) color stock set, left-side folding stock, 24×1.5mm right-hand threads, removable muzzle brake, bayonet lug, accessory lug, stainless steel heat shield, 2-stage trigger, and scope rail. Comes with one 30-round magazine, sling, oil bottle, and cleaning kit.

    MSRP: $1099.00

    Learn more here: http://www.arsenalinc.com/usa/SLR-104FR.html

    Evolution Airsoft – TangoDown Enhanced Combat Rifle

    Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

    TangoDown® worldwide release
    Licensed by TangoDown, U.S.A., manufactured by Evolution Airsoft

    The TangoDown Enhanced Combat Rifle (ECR) is available as a Training Tool for MIL/LE and for the Milsim players.

    Evolution Airsoft, a leading manufacturer in the Airsoft Industry proudly annouces the worldwide release of the brand new line of air soft guns and accessories licensed by TangoDown Inc., U.S.A.

    Evolution Airsoft worked hard to deliver to the airsoft community one of the best and most realistic air soft guns ever made using only the best materials and state of the art manufacturing technology.

    As anticipated at the firearms international exhibition IWA2017, the newTangoDown air soft guns are equipped with an aluminum metal body with a peculiar surface treatment to increase its resistance to scratches: the aluminum surface was first hard anodized and then finished matte black to eliminate the typical shine of anodized metal. This is something never seen before on an air soft gun.

    As everybody expects from an air soft gun made by Evolution Airsoft the bolt catch and the dust cover are fully functional, the outer barrel is one piece cnc machined and anodize finished, the precision inner barrel is 6.03mmdiameter.
    The highest performances are grant by a metal hop up chamber loaded withsealing o-rings.

    The TangoDown guns are equipped with a new reinforced gearbox with fully removable spring guide that allows to change the spring without removing the gearbox from the body and with a built in MOSFET, which means a faster trigger response and no more carbonized trigger switch.

    The TangoDown guns belong to the Evolution Airsoft’s Hard Core Series, which means the best of the best and come with loads of TangoDown licensed accessories straight out of the box. All accessories are also sold as separate items and are compatible with any air soft gun on the market.

    www.evolution-airsoft.com

    tangodown.com

    Umarex Airguns Exhibiting at the Annual NRA Meeting and Exhibits Show

    Thursday, April 27th, 2017

    FORT SMITH, AR (April 25, 2017) – Umarex USA announces its upcoming exhibition at the 146th NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits following high demand generated by its introduction of innovative new products at the most recent Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show. The NRA Annual Exhibits, this year April 28-30 in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the most attended consumer gun shows every year. Exhibition at the NRA Show provides consumers a relaxed venue where they can handle a variety of Umarex Airguns like the Gauntlet, Octane Elite, and Umarex Forge. Consumers will also have opportunities to get one of the new Big Blast reactive target caps and learn more about the .50 caliber Umarex Hammer and Umarex ARX ammunition.

    “The NRA Show offers us a unique opportunity to connect with our fans and shooters of all disciplines,” said Richard Turner, President of Umarex USA. “The innovation and technology in our products has generated a lot of excitement and there’s no better venue to connect with the expected 80,000 plus patriots than the NRA Annual Exhibits.”

    Show attendees are encouraged to visit Booth 656 to check out the special NRA Edition of the 7.5 inch Colt Peacemaker only available at UmarexUSA.com. Attendees can also shoot the new Umarex Gauntlet at the NRA Airgun Range room #B308 and B309.

    Sign up for email notifications about Umarex Airguns at UmarexUSA.com.

    BLACKHAWK! Launches New Fall Apparel Line at 2017 National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and Exhibits

    Monday, April 24th, 2017

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    Overland Park, KS – April 24, 2017 – BLACKHAWK!’s commitment to quality, reliability and durability are reflected in every item it produces. That includes BLACKHAWK!’s new fall apparel line for 2017, which launches at the NRA Show on April 27 to 30. The line features eight new clothing styles, including shirts, pants and jackets— everything needed to feel comfortable and confident while performing at the highest level.

    “We are excited about the extensions to the apparel line for Fall 2017 season,” said Jamie Lindberg, BLACKHAWK! Senior Manager of Apparel Merchandising. “We feel confident we have a comprehensive line that really aligns with our consumer expectations of performance and quality, as well as brings a modern design aesthetic to the market.”

    The line includes a distinctive “perfect” shirt collection. The Purpose Shirt, Precision Shirt and Verity Shirt were all developed off of consumer insights on what makes a shirt perfect for concealed carry. The Purpose Shirt features Tac Flow 2.0 fabric, a lightweight, quick-dry fabric that is designed for continuous movement and breathability. The Precision Shirt includes a stain resistant coating to resist oil, water and stains, while the Verity Shirt features plaid fabric to reduce imprinting and breakaway snap plackets to allow for quick access. A new polo in the line called the Cool React Polo features a sweat activated technology on the interior of the fabric, which creates a cooling sensation keeping you both cool and dry.

    In addition to these items, two jackets and a pair of pants will also be available. The garments are designed for operators and personnel who demand a reliable blend of function and security. The balance of the 2017 apparel line is designed to make every-day concealed carry more comfortable with well-designed features and innovative fabrics. Non-printing casual shirts and polos are designed for daily wear and to retain BLACKHAWK! functionality.

    BLACKHAWK!’s steadfast dedication to quality traces back to the roots of the company, and the attention to detail shows in every stitch. That tradition continues with the 2017 apparel line. BLACKHAWK! apparel fights hard and wears easy.

    BLACKHAWK!, a Vista Outdoor brand, is committed to providing the best class of tactical gear. For more information, visit www.blackhawk.com.

    Nikon Introduces New LaserForce Rangefinder Binocular

    Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

    Melville, NY (April 19, 2017) – Nikon Sport Optics has officially announced the introduction of its highly anticipated binocular with a built-in 1900-yard laser rangefinder. The new LaserForce rangefinder binocular combines superior optical quality, ergonomic single-hand control, technologically enhanced features and a 100% backing with Nikon’s No-Fault Policy. This combination equates to a highly efficient, must-have optic for results-driven hunters and shooters.

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    LaserForce features a laser capable of ranging distances from 10-1900 yards* with instantaneous readouts on a crisp OLED display. Distances are displayed in 0.1 yd increments to 100 yards, and 1-yard increments over 100 yards. The OLED display offers a 4-step brightness adjustment, making it easily readable under any light conditions and against various objects.

    Featuring Nikon’s ID (Incline/Decline) Technology to compensate for the effects that slope has on trajectory, LaserForce provides hunters and shooters with the compensated range necessary to make the shot, whether uphill, downhill or on level ground.

    The 10×42 binocular component of the optic features ED (Extra-low dispersion) Glass. This superior glass corrects chromatic aberration that causes color fringing for high-resolution, contrast-rich images. Additionally, full multilayer-coated lenses and prisms and a reflective mirror coating that is applied on the mirror surface of the roof prism unit reveal pristine images. The long eye relief design, combined with turn-and-slide rubber eyecups facilitate a custom fit for users’ individual viewing needs, with or without eyeglasses.

    The overall design of LaserForce was engineered with the specific needs of hunters and shooters traveling the world’s most rugged types of terrain. The rubber armoring conforming to a metal die-cast body provides a highly durable exterior with a grip that is tailored to the texture and shape of the human hand. LaserForce is also completely waterproof/fogproof with a nitrogen-purged body that prevents fogging or molding inside the optical system, even under significant changes in temperature.

    With an MSRP of $1,199.95, LaserForce is the single optic solution for serious hunters and shooters who mandate a high-quality binocular to acquire a distant target and a dependable laser to range the exact distance before taking the shot.

    www.nikonsportoptics.com

    Adaptive Tactical’s Patented Removable Barrel Insert Now Available For Ruger 10/22 Takedown Rifles

    Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

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    Patented removable insert allows for a custom fit for standard tapered barrels and bull barrels.

    Nampa, Idaho (April 2017) – Adaptive Tactical, LLC, manufacturers of innovative firearm stocks and accessories, is pleased to announce that its patented removable barrel insert for the Ruger® 10/22 Takedown® rifle is now available on the Adaptive Tactical website and through various retailers.

    Developed by Adaptive Tactical, the removable barrel insert revolutionized the customization of Ruger 10/22 platforms by providing an easy option to quick change barrels from tapered to bull, without gunsmithing tools while ensuring a stable, strong fit in the same 10/22 stock. The insert allows for a custom fit for both standard tapered barrels and .920-inch bull barrels in Adaptive Tactical’s Tac-Hammer TK22 Takedown stock, the Tac-Hammer TK22C 22 Charger Takedown Stock, and the ADTAC™ RM4 Stock.

    Adaptive Tactical’s versatile removable barrel insert offers customers multiple choices in one platform, and is just one of many ground-breaking firearms innovations developed and patented for the benefit of the shooting sportsman or woman.

    In addition, Adaptive Tactical is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with FAB Defense regarding Adaptive Tactical’s removable barrel insert, U.S. Patent 8,056,278.

    For more information on Adaptive Tactical, visit www.adaptivetactical.com or “Like” us on Facebook and “Follow” us on Instagram. For more information on Adaptive Graphx or St?nCamo, visit www.adaptivegraphx.com and www.stoncamo.com.

    I Kilt You Not: 5.11’s Popular Tactical Kilt is Back

    Monday, April 3rd, 2017

    With the wrong clothes, a day at the range can be a real pain in the butt (pun intended). And if you’ve ever worn jeans while practicing, you know that mobility and flexibility goes out the door. Fear not! 5.11 has created the perfect piece of apparel to take your training to the next level—the Tactical Duty Kilt. Back by popular demand, 5.11 has reintroduced its rugged, manly, limited edition Tactical Duty Kilt.

    Designed to meet the demanding needs of fitness, shooting, and outdoor enthusiasts across the nation, 5.11 also released a new video to reveal to you the ins and outs of the popular kilt.

    Featuring CrossFit Athlete, Josh Bridges, this funny (really, it’s funny) video shows Josh (along with a few other manly men) put the 5.11 kilt to the test. And no, this is not an April Fools’ joke. The once fictitious Kilt (oddly enough, it started as an April Fools’ joke in 2012) is again available for purchase in the U.S. while supplies last.

    A portion of the proceeds of every
    kilt sold will benefit the FBINAA.


    The FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. (FBI NAA) is a non-profit, international organization of nearly 17,000 senior law enforcement professionals dedicated to providing our communities, states, countries, and profession with the highest degree of law enforcement expertise, training, education and information.

    Boker Plus Lancer

    Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

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    Lakewood, Colorado (March 20, 2017) – Boker USA is proud to introduce the Boker Plus Lancer.

    As a designer, knife maker Serge Panchenko gained popularity with his Dog Tag Knives from Spyderco. The new Boker Plus Lancer clearly shows his signature, being more of a lightweight everyday carry than a full size pocket knife.

    The compact and, above all, very flat design allows extremely comfortable carry, while the rugged construction creates a smooth action and superior reliability. The durable G-10 handle scales house a single titanium liner, and titanium pocket clip for easy carry. The blade steel is high performance 440C stainless with a stonewash finish. Blade length: 3.00″. Overall length: 7.00″. Weight 2.4 oz. MSRP: $94.95.

    The Boker Plus Lancer, MOdel 01BO064, is available for purchase through Boker USA, Inc.

    www.bokerusa.com/pocketknives/boker-plus/tactical-knives/lancer-01bo064

    KDG Mr. Murphy Patch: Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day With Everyone’s Most Hated Irishman!

    Thursday, March 16th, 2017

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    Mission plans are like Bar Crawls; everything was going great until Murphy showed up…

    We all have met Mr. Murphy, and we have yet to meet anyone that likes the guy. He’s been giving the Irish a bad name since before Saint Pat murdered all those snakes with his trusty Shillelagh!

    Any military man or woman can tell you all about Mr. Murphy; well known for his universal law. Murphy likes to make frequent appearances right before uniform inspections, after you have bought nonrefundable plane tickets for your upcoming leave request, and even worse, during combat operations. According to old military superstitions, if you get three or more officers together to talk, he will appear in mere moments.

    We here at KDG aren’t going to sugar coat it, we flat out hate Mr. Murphy. We asked our resident red-bearded Irishman Daniel O’Brien his thoughts on the matter, and he said, “If it wasn’t for Murphy and whiskey, Ireland would be a World superpower!” Collectively, KDG harbors an overwhelming, unrepentant amount of hatred for Mr. Murphy, and strive to avoid him at all cost. In the spirit of the holiday, we would like to offer our “NO MR. MURPHY!” morale patches for $5.00 with free shipping. For all orders over $30.00 placed on our website, you will receive a free Mr. Murphy patch with your order. The offer runs now through Sunday March 19. The patches are Velcro backed for attaching to plate carriers and hats, and are constructed out of high quality PVC material. PVC is a good choice for the spirit of Murphy’s Law, since it’s stain proof construction allows for green-tinted vomit to be easily washed off!

    Here’s the real origin of Murphy’s Law.

    Murphy’s Law (“If anything can go wrong, it will”) was born at Edwards Air Force Base in 1949, and was named after Capt. Edward A. Murphy. Captain Murphy worked as an engineer on Air Force Project MX981, which was designed to see how much sudden deceleration a person can stand in an aircraft crash.

    One day, after finding that a transducer was wired wrong, he cursed the technician responsible and said, “If there is any way to do it wrong, he’ll find it.” The contractor’s project manager kept a list of “laws” and added this one, which he called Murphy’s Law.

    Shortly afterwards, the Air Force doctor (Dr. John Paul Stapp) who rode a sled on the deceleration track to a stop, pulling 40 Gs, gave a press conference. He said that their good safety record on the project was due to a firm belief in Murphy’s Law and in the necessity to try and circumvent it.

    Aerospace manufacturers picked it up and used it widely in their ads during the next few months, and soon it was being quoted in many news and magazine articles. Murphy’s Law was born.

    Get yours at kineticdg.com/product/no-mr-murphy-pvc-morale-patch

    Cobalt Kinetics To Release CARS (Cobalt Advantage Reloading System) In Limited “Beta” Test

    Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

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    ST GEORGE, Utah, March 14 – Cobalt Kinetics, a manufacturer of premium performance and precision engineered rifles, today announces plans to open their CARS (Cobalt Advantage Reloading System) platform to the public as a limited beta test through select dealers. The highly anticipated release of the CARS is available as an upgrade package on the following Cobalt Kinetics rifle models: BAMF, Eclipse, Edge, Team, Team Stage 2.

    The limited beta test will run through the end of May. The upgraded functionality of the “beta” CARS will cost $800 as a premium option when ordering. Additionally, Cobalt is extending continued warranty and support and any upgrades or improvements to the rifles purchased on this initial beta release.

    Skylar Stewart, Vice President of Cobalt Kinetics said, “After a year of strenuous development and testing, we are ready to release the CARS functionality to select group of shooters for testing. We are confident with the engineering and performance and want to get feedback from enthusiasts, helping us put the final polish on the system.”

    The CARS rifle autonomously drops an empty magazine and loads the chamber once an ammunition supply is present. When using a CARS equipped rifle, the user is only required to pull the trigger, and introduce a fresh magazine as ammunition becomes exhausted. More time and attention can be spent on target acquisition and engagement, allowing for faster and more accurate shooting. The CARS retains the standard operation of the AR-15 platform; the bolt catch and magazine release are still present and operational.

    The CARS auto-drop feature can be selectively deactivated to retain an empty magazine. CARS auto-load is always active and operational; the gun will chamber ammo from a fresh magazine once it is inserted and seated. CARS functionality works with most AR-15 magazines.

    The components used in the construction of the CARS system are made from D2 and S7 tool steel and coated in nickel-Teflon. This process produces parts that resist wearing while also reducing the need for lubrication.

    CARS is in its 5th revision since inception; reflecting dozens of improvements and refinements by their engineers. The 5th revision was extensively tested, with over 15,000 rounds expended during development and was vetted by numerous experts in the industry.

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    If you wish to become part of the beta test, locate a Cobalt Kinetics dealer near you on their website at: https://cobaltkinetics.com/cobalt-kinetics-authorized-dealer-locations/
    or contact them directly at:
    Phone: 435.656.0599
    Email: sales@cobaltkinetics.com

    Colt Announces Expand Your Expanse™ and Range Ready With Colt Promotions

    Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

    WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (February 21, 2017) – Colt wants to help beat the winter blues this year with two exciting retail promotions for purchases between February 1st and April 30th of 2017. The first promotion, Expand Your Expanse™, offers buyers of any new model CE2000 a free TruGlo red dot sight and riser, as well as a 30 round Magpul® PMAG® magazine – an over $100 value. The second promotion, Range Ready With Colt, offers buyers of any new Competition Pistol™, Gold Cup® Trophy®, or Delta Elite® a free Colt Range Kit, including a Colt Range Bag, Colt safety glasses, and Colt hearing protection – a value of over $130.

    “With these offers we wanted to excite all fans of Colt regardless of whether they prefer modern sporting rifles or premium pistols,” said Paul Spitale, Colt’s SVP for Colt. “These wonderful kits allow enthusiasts a more complete experience. The Expanse™ customer now has a great, well kitted Colt AR-15® at an exceptional price, and those who chose from many of our premium handgun lines can be the envy of the range with these great Colt branded Elvex protective products and well thought out Bulldog range bag.”

    Both promotions are available to purchasers from a Colt Stocking Dealer only. The Expand Your Expanse™ promotion applies to the purchase of models CE2000, CE2000HB, CE2000HB-FDE, CE2000HB-TSG, and CE2000HB-ODG only. Expanse™ kit includes a TruGlo TG8030DB red dot sight with riser and Magpul® PMAG® magazine. Expanse™ kit offer is limited to one per household. The Range Ready With Colt promotion applies to the purchase of models O1980CCS, O1982CCS, O1983CCS, O1080CCS, O1082CCS, O1083CCS, O5070X, O5070XE, O5072XE, O2020, O2020XE, O2020RG, and O2020FDE only. Range kit includes a Colt range bag, Colt safety glasses, and Colt hearing protection. Range kit offer is limited to one per household.

    For more information, go to www.coltrebates.pmcprograms.com. To find a Colt Stocking Dealer near you, go to www.colt.com/CustomerServices/StockingDealerLocator.

    HAVA’s Learn to Shoot Again (LTSA) Program Garners Support at SHOT Show

    Monday, February 6th, 2017

    LAS VEGAS – Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) announced last year the launch of Learn to Shoot Again (LTSA), a new division comprised of certified instructors who provide advanced/individual shooter adaptive training for significantly disabled military veterans and injured active duty military who can no longer shoot conventionally due to their injuries. LTSA was organized by former 7th Special Operations Command SGT Rick Cicero and offers one, two and three-day adaptive pistol, rifle, shotgun and braced firearm instruction.

    Catapulting from their initial launch, LTSA is off to a momentous start following SHOT Show. LTSA garnered tremendous support from HAVA’s sustaining sponsors as well as many additional companies and individuals within the firearms industry. From the donations of ammunition and instructor uniforms to eye/ear protection, firearms and range facilities, LTSA is geared up to provide shooting instruction to active duty and veteran servicemen and women across the country on an even greater platform in 2017.

    “It is such a tremendous honor to be surrounded by an amazing team of fellow veterans who are dedicated to leadership within our veteran community. One of the unnoticed aspects of SHOT Show was the volume of injured veterans that we were able to meet and educate about some of the resources LTSA is creating for them. This year is starting much better than we could have ever expected and we can only imagine what the future holds. Thank you to my fellow veterans and the shooting industry who have made this possible,” Cicero said.

    image004The LTSA instructor team was honored to personally thank Ron Cohen, CEO of Sig Sauer, directly for Sig Sauer’s support which has become a pillar of the program.

    About HAVA

    HAVA is a 501(c)3 organization formed by companies in the shooting and outdoor industry with the purpose of raising awareness and further assisting disabled veterans with their healing process through guided hunts, shooting events and other outdoor sports activities. The sustaining sponsor companies are Smith & Wesson, NSSF, Sig Sauer, Sig Sauer Academy, Academi, Arnold Defense, ATK/Federal, Barrett, Crimson Trace, Diamondback, FMG Publications, Glock, Hornady, Leapers/UTG, Leupold & Stevens, Mossberg, NASGW, Proof Research, Ruger, Surefire, Taurus, XS Sights, and Yamaha Outdoors among numerous contributing companies. Those who would like to learn more about the HAVA organization can do so at www.honoredveterans.org.

    Umarex USA Partners With TACOMHQ for Axeon Optic Solutions’ Second Zero Product Lin

    Sunday, January 15th, 2017

    FORT SMITH, Ark. (January 15, 2017)—Umarex USA expands their Axeon Optic Solutions™ product line with a revolutionary new way for shooters to hit their long distance targets. Axeon’s new, patented Second Zero™ optical device will change the way hunters and AR shooters think about taking that 300+ yard shot.

    Available in both rail-mounted versions for the MSR market and scope-mounted versions for the traditional hunting market, the Second Zero system allows any scope or optic to have two functional zeros with no manual manipulation of the reticle or red-dot. Utilizing a patented custom prism system, a rifle that is zeroed in at 100 yards can be on target at a second distance when the Second Zero system is engaged—without the need to compensate for bullet drop.

    TACOMHQ and its president, longtime and highly respected optic developer, John Baker, have partnered with Umarex USA to bring the Second Zero to hunters and shooters worldwide. In addition to the stock Second Zero product line, TACOMHQ will continue to offer custom versions of the product to meet individual shooters’ needs through the TACOMHQ custom shop.

    “We are excited about our partnership with Umarex USA. They have the strength to bring in sales and they’re well equipped in the areas of marketing, consumer understanding and distribution. Their new Axeon product line will debut at SHOT Show 2017 (Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show) with the Second Zero system, an affordable and extremely usable tool for all hunters and tactical shooters,” said TACOMHQ President, John Baker.

    “Our acquisition of these and other assets assures that Umarex USA’s Axeon Optics brand will be a market leader through innovation,” said Richard Turner III, Umarex USA’s VP of Sales & Marketing. “We have tremendous respect for the innovation and commitment to performance that John and his TACOMHQ team have in developing optical products and we share these same approaches within Umarex.”

    www.UmarexUSA.com

    Air Venturi Introduces the Air Venturi 4500 psi Air Compressor

    Friday, January 13th, 2017

    Air Venturi Air Compressor

    Solon, Ohio (Jan. 12, 2016) – Air Venturi, an exclusive airgun, airsoft and ammunition importer of leading international airgun brands, today introduced the Air Venturi Electric 4500 psi Air Compressor. This release marks a welcome addition to the PCP airgunners’ toolkit . Currently, PCP owners have to rely on local fire departments and SCUBA shops to refill their air tanks and hand pumps to fill their guns. The new Air Venturi Air Compressor allows users to refill their air tanks in the convenience of their own home in as little as 10 minutes.

    “The Air Venturi Air Compressor makes PCP airgunning much more user-friendly,” said Air Venturi Marketing Manager Kristen Coss. “PCP Airguns generally represent the best airguns for power and accuracy, but until now their biggest drawback has been finding a way to fill your air tank without a drive into town. This compressor makes the middleman completely unnecessary, because you can now fill your airgun at home.”

    According to Paul Milkovich, Air Venturi’s Director of Business Development, the Air Venturi Electric Air Compressor marks a turning point in PCP airgunning and may turn more users onto PCP airguns. “Typically compressors of this build and quality can be priced as high as $3,000. We really wanted to develop an affordable option for PCP airgunners. With an MSRP of $1,499, our compressor puts fast refills within reach,” he said. “PCPs are the future of airgunning, and with the Air Venturi Compressor you cannot make refilling these guns easier or more convenient.”

    Air Venturi’s compressor plugs into a standard 110V outlet and refills air tanks up to 4500 psi. The kit includes a hose with female quick disconnect fitting, extra seals and O-rings, male-to-male fitting and replacement filter. The compressor is perfect for Air Venturi carbon fiber and aluminum tanks currently available at AirVenturi.com.

    Approximate fill times:

  • 90 cu-in. Tank: 0 to 3000 psi in 10 minutes; 0 to 4500 psi in 15 minutes
  • 74 cu-ft. Tank: 0 to 3000 psi in 35 minutes; 0 to 4500 psi in 52 minutes; 3000 to 4500 psi in 17 minutes
  • 88 cu-ft. Tank: 3000 to 4500 psi in 20 minutes
  • Please visit us at the Air Venturi Booth #2007 at the 2017 SHOT Show for a first-hand look at the Air Venturi Electric Air Compressor as well as our selection of new air rifles, air pistols, and accessories. View AirVenturi.com for more information on the Electric Air Compressor.

    Hell Hath No Fury Like DoubleStar’s New “Crashete”

    Thursday, January 12th, 2017

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    Martial arts practitioner and weapon designer, Robert H. Cabrera of Filo Bladeworks, creates the next generation in edged-weapons.

    Winchester, Ky. (January 2017) – DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles and pistols, reveal the Fury “Crashete”. We coined this term to accurately describe the Fury’s capability. Although the Fury’s gene pool harkens back to sugar cane and brush clearing machetes, its modern re-engineering puts it in the class of the perfect everyday tool and personal protection.

    Most production machetes are made from .089″ – .125″ thick spring steel, but DoubleStar went instead with .285″ thick S7 tool steel. This steel gives the Fury’s blade a high impact toughness and resistance to shock load. Heavy enough for light breaching but still lightweight enough at 1 lb. 12 oz. to be comfortably carried on your person. Measuring just 18.25″ long, the Fury gives you reach while still being useful in close quarter situations. MSRP of the Fury is $499.99.

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    HatsanUSA Unveils Its First Semi-Auto Air Rifle

    Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

    The All-New BullMaster Will Make Its Debut at SHOT Show 2017

    HatsanUSA is pleased to introduce the BullMaster, a new semi-auto Pre-Charged Pneumatic (PCP) air rifle with a bullpup design. The BullMaster will be available in .177 (1050 fps) and .22 (970 fps) calibers and is HatsanUSA’s first venture into semi-auto PCP airguns. The rifle will be prominently showcased at the HatsanUSA booth (#1425) at the 2017 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, NV.

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    “Our customers have been asking us to release a semi-auto bullpup for quite some time and with the BullMaster, HatsanUSA is delivering in a big way. For us, the key feature is that the semi-auto action is gas operated, as opposed to electrical. This delivers greater reliability and longevity,” said Blaine Manifold, President of HatsanUSA.

    The semi-auto action on the BullMaster allows shooters to quickly cycle through a detachable, rotary magazine (14-shot capacity .177 (4.5mm) and 12-shot capacity in .22 (5.5mm)). Each rifle comes with three magazines and sports carrying slots in the stock for storing spare magazines.

    The BullMaster is fitted with a 500cc volume air bottle that is mounted to the forearm. Two air cylinders are included with the rifle. The barrel is fully shrouded, precision rifled and choked for optimal shot count, accuracy and sound moderation.

    The rifle features a bullpup-style stock, with an “EasyAdjust” Elevation Comb, which allows shooters to adjust the elevation of the comb with the push of a button.

    The BullMaster also utilizes HatsanUSA’s patented anti-knock system, which prevents discharge and wastage when the rifle is knocked or bounced.

    The MSRP of the BullMaster is $1,399.99.

    Bullmaster Features:

    * Genuine bullpup design, Semi-auto action pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) air rifle

    * Available in .177 (4.5 mm), .22 (5.5 mm) caliber

    * Max Muzzle Velocity for .22 caliber is 970 fps

    * Max Muzzle Velocity for .177 caliber is 1050 fps

    * Detachable 14-shot magazine in .177 (4.5mm) and 12-shot magazine in .22 (5.5mm)

    * Fully shrouded, precision rifled and choked barrel for accuracy

    * 500cc volume air bottle mounted in the forearm

    * Includes 3 magazines

    * Includes quick-fill nozzle

    * Tactical style ambidextrous stock with thumbhole

    * 2 spare magazine carrying slots in the stock

    * Accessory Weaver-style rail beneath the forearm

    * “EasyAdjust” Elevation Comb Stock

    * Ventilated rubber butt pad

    * Built-in pressure gauge to monitor the cylinder pressure

    * Weaver-style rail for both 11 mm and 22 mm scope mounts

    * Overall blued finish, black anodized receiver

    * Patented anti-knock system prevents discharge when rifle is knocked or bounced

    * Manual safety

    * Black metal trigger

    * Fitted sling swivels

    www.hatsanusa.com

    SIG SAUER Introduces the 1911 Spartan BB Pistol

    Monday, January 9th, 2017

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    Newington, NH (January 9, 2017) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to introduce the 1911 Spartan BB Pistol. Modeled after the 1911 Spartan centerfire pistol, this CO2-powered, semi-automatic 1911-style BB pistol features a unique bronze finish. The slide is engraved with the original Greek words ‘MOLON LABE’ which means ‘Come and Take Them’, and the grip is emblazoned with the Spartan helmet. This high-performance air pistol also features a full-metal slide and frame with realistic blowback action of the metal slide and a 16-round magazine which holds 4.5mm steel BBs. The 1911 Spartan BB Pistol also fits in current 1911 holster systems and has the same weight and controls of a traditional 1911 firearm, making it ideal for training.

    “Training is a must for all shooters, regardless of skill level, and this new SIG SAUER 1911 Spartan BB Pistol is an effective training tool for beginners and experts alike,” said Joseph Huston, vice president and general manager of the SIG SAUER Airgun Division. “Our airguns are an inexpensive alternative to live-fire training for those who want to practice but can’t make it to the range as often as they would like, and the fact that the 1911 Spartan BB Pistol fits in a regular 1911 holster allows shooters to practice drawing in addition to accuracy. Shooting enthusiasts are really embracing SIG SAUER airguns as an additional method of training, and these airguns are also an excellent way to teach beginners firearm safety and how to shoot for the very first time.”

    The 1911 Spartan BB Pistol has the same skeletonized trigger as its centerfire counterpart. There is also a cam lever CO2 loading port for easy and quick loading of the 12gr CO2 cartridges. The 1911 Spartan

    BB Pistol shoots up to 410 fps; however, velocity results may vary depending on temperature and altitude.

    Like the 1911 Max Michel BB Pistol, the 1911 Spartan BB Pistol gives newer shooters the ability to learn firearm safety and basic fundamentals in a controlled, comfortable, quiet, and safe environment. It removes the intimidation factor of the loud noise and recoil, leaving the newer shooter more confident and with a much better understanding of traditional firearms and their safe use.

    MSRP: $110.99

    For more information on SIG SAUER airguns, visit www.sigsauerasp.com.

    Boker USA, Inc. to Distribute Fox Products

    Saturday, January 7th, 2017

    Lakewood, Colorado (January 5, 2017) – Boker USA is excited to announce the exclusive distribution of Fox products in North America.

    Boker USA’s product line now includes Fox Knives, FKMD and Black Fox. Founded in 1977 in Maniago, Italy, Fox manufactures high quality, innovative knives, and has a strong following in the industry. In addition, Fox Knives is considered to be one of the top new brands for 2017.

    This partnership will enable Boker USA to provide their customers with additional choices of great products, while being able to purchase them from one centralized vendor. This helps improve delivery speed and communications with existing Fox customers going forward.

    The complete Fox line (with the exception of kitchen cutlery) will be featured on Boker USA’s website, www.bokerusa.com, in January 2017, with a selection of Fox products also featured in their 2017 catalog.

    Be sure to stop by the Boker booth at the upcoming Outdoor Retailer Winter Market (booth #BR428), and SHOT Show (booth #13167) for additional information.

    Pennsylvania-Native Creates Artwork from Spent Ammunition, Surpasses 1000 Sales on Etsy

    Friday, January 6th, 2017

    Ready Aim Craft features flags, signs, wedding décor and jewelry, all made from 12 gauge shotgun shells; turns hobby into growing business

    FAWN GROVE, Pa., Jan. 5, 2017 – Launched on Etsy in August 2013, Ready Aim Craft has surpassed the 1000-sale mark, while maintaining a 5-star average rating. Since it’s inception, the small shop has grown from a few small items made from spent ammo, like key chains and earrings, to over 100 items including an American flag made from over 360 12-gauge shotgun shells.

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    “I’ve been crafting as a hobby for years now, and I wanted to start creating items for others to enjoy as well,” says Janelle James, founder of Ready Aim Craft. “I love being able to sort through a box of spent shotgun shells, that most people throw away, and turn them into unique pieces of art.”

    “Most customers are shopping Ready Aim Craft because they’re searching for something special,” she continues. “I’ve created American Flags for husbands and brothers coming home from Afghanistan, as well as Thin Blue Line flags for family members graduating from the Police Academy. I’m humbled each and every time someone chooses one of my items to give as a gift, for occasions far more celebratory than the standard birthday or holiday.”

    Ready Aim Craft’s iconic piece of art, the Shotgun Shell American Flag, was recently added to the museum/art collection at Lock & Load Miami, a premier machine gun shooting range in downtown Miami. “[It] looks fantastic and a lot of our customers have already given us positive feedback,” says Andy Serafine of Lock & Load Miami.

    Future plans for the shop include participation in a variety of C&E Gun Shows through the Pennsylvania area and Catoction Colorfest later this year.

    About Ready Aim Craft

    Ready Aim Craft is a craft shop comprised of various items celebrating American pride and patriotism. Janelle James opened the shop in 2013, and everything is created and made by her and her husband, who serves in the Air Force.

    www.readyaimcraft.com

    www.readyaimcraft.etsy.com

    SIG SAUER® Introduces New P320® Advanced Sport Pellet Air Pistol

    Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

    Newington, NH (January 4, 2017) – SIG SAUER, Inc., designer and manufacturer of the world’s most reliable firearms, optics, ammunition, airguns and accessories, adds to its world-class Advanced Sport Pellet (ASP) line of airguns with the introduction of the new P320 CO2-powered pistol. This semi-automatic .177 caliber ASP pistol is the first air pistol in the world to feature a 30-round belt magazine and is designed to look and feel like the highly-acclaimed SIG SAUER P320 centerfire pistol. Weight and trigger pull are virtually identical offering recreational shooters, professionals and competitive shooters another outstanding training tool to easily hone their shooting skills at greatly reduced costs.

    “The SIG SAUER P320 has been extremely well received by law enforcement, recreational shooters and competitive shooters alike, and customers have been asking for a pellet version of this pistol since we introduced our very first airguns,” said Joseph Huston, vice president and general manager of the SIG SAUER Airgun Division. “The industry has truly embraced our ASP air rifles and air pistols as excellent training tools when the cost of ammunition, lack of range time or other factors prevent people from training with their centerfire guns as much as they would like or feel they should. We are committed to producing these high-quality, CO2-powered alternatives that make it easy for people to train in their back yards.”

    The P320 ASP air pistol features a metal slide with realistic blowback action and polymer frame in addition to a smooth slide safety. This air pistol is double-action only, has a front blade sight, fixed rear sight and an accessory rail which allows easy mounting of a laser or tactical flashlight. The 12gr CO2 cartridge is inserted and removed through a compartment in the side of the grip. Velocity is up to 450 fps; however, velocity results may vary depending on pellet weight, temperature and altitude. The P320 ASP air pistol also shoots steel BBs in addition to pellets and is available in two colors – Black or Coyote Tan.

    MSRP: $119.99

    For more information on SIG SAUER airguns, visit www.sigsauerasp.com.

    True 42 Performance MTN DEW/LOST CAMO XD Cooler

    Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

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    Let’s be blunt: there’s definitely some overlap between the demographic that consumes Mountain Dew soda, and the demographic that owns a fair bit of products covered in hunting camouflage. Still, it’s a bit surreal to see the MD logo plastered on Lost Camo XD pattern camouflage, even if that logo is also logically plastered on a cooler. Then again, this is the soda that had a licensing deal with Kryptek a while back.

    www.dewoutfitter.com/true-42-performance-camo-cooler

    “World of Tanks: Roll Out!” Comic Book Issue #2 Now Available

    Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

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    November 2, 2016 — Wargaming and Dark Horse deliver the highly anticipated second issue of the World of Tanks: Roll Out comic book, available digitally at Dark Horse Digital and in comic book stores in North America, Australia, Western and Eastern Europe today. Exclusively in printed copies of issue #2, is a code for the special Open Fire bundle loaded with in-game items for World of Tanks on console.

    The next in the series of storyline inspired hero tanks arrives with the Sherman Firefly Boilermaker. Exploding from the pages of the comic book, Boilermaker is now available to purchase for World of Tanks on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Xbox 360.

    The action escalates in the next installment of Wargaming’s intense tank combat saga. Garth Ennis (Preacher, War Stories) and illustrator Carlos Ezquerra (Judge Dredd, War Stories Vol. 2) once again take readers back to the battlefield as the British tank crew makes an alarming discovery that could turn the tables on the German Panthers that hunt them. Meanwhile, the German Panther division suffers heavy losses and must reunite with their battalion, only to face a new challenge.

    Available in the Premium Shop are a series of bundles featuring the comic book’s iconic Sherman Firefly, Boilermaker. Packing a mighty 17 PDR gun, Boilermaker comes with an authentic WWII camo and unique decals that act as spaced armor. Rounding out this impressive package is the inclusion of tank Commander James White who possesses the Last Stand skill. As an added bonus and available only to those who purchase the comic physically, is a code for the Open Fire bundle bringing a platform specific T1 tank and a full load of in-game content like garage slots, fully trained crews and more!

    World of Tanks (PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC and Mobile) is the first free-to-play massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. With hundreds of vehicles from a variety of countries at your disposal, the path to victory is achieved through team work, strategy and expert combat skill.

    www.wargaming.com