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Team CZ-USA Sets New Guinness World Book Shooting Record!

Monday, October 14th, 2019

CZ’s Team of Young Shotgun Competitors Re-Sets the Bar

Kansas City, KS (October 14, 2019) – It’s official. As in, Guinness World Book of Records Official! On October 12, 2019, CZ-USA, David Miller, CZ-USA’s shotgun manager, and pro-shooter, and the CZ-USA Team set a world record for most sporting clay targets shot in a 12-hour period by a five-person team.

The team ended up breaking a total of 14,176 clays.

“This new world record took a great deal of practice, commitment and concentration,” said Miller. “And these young shooters never faltered! I’m very proud of these young people and their stellar work ethic. This new world record could not have been set without their dedication to excellence.”

The CZ-USA Team members for this historic attempt were:

Dave Miller, CZ-USA
Levi Henrichs, of Sibley, Iowa
Makayla Scott, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Jessica Strasser, Waterford, Wisconsin
Weston Zolck, Herman, Nebraska

Each team member was selected based on an essay they submitted to CZ-USA. Each applicant also had participated in an A.I.M. or SCTP competitive shotgun shooting qualifier event.

This was an Official Guinness World Records attempt, and the previous Guinness record for most sporting clays shot by a five-person team in 12 hours was 4,602 targets. The new record was set at the Powder Creek Shooting Park in Lenexa, Kansas, October 12, 2019.

The sponsors of this event included A.I.M., Aguila, MEC Outdoors, Powder Creek Shooting Park, The Risher Companies, SCTP, Whitetail Flyer, and Wild Hare.

“We had an enthusiastic crowd on hand, and they really cheered us on,” Miler added. “Thank you to everyone who came out to support us and to our sponsors. You made a huge difference!”

Brownells 4X Retro Optic Now In-Stock and Shipping

Friday, October 11th, 2019

GRINNELL, Iowa (October 8, 2019) – The Brownells Retro 4X Carry Handle Optic – designed with fans of the Brownells Retro Rifles in mind – is now in-stock and shipping to customers.

Announced during the 2019 SHOT Show, the Retro 4X Carry Handle Optic closely replicates the look and performance of the original Colt scope made for early models of AR-15-style rifles and carbines.

Manufactured with high-quality Japanese glass to the original factory specifications, it comes with the correct mounting clamp, and as an added touch, the correct inspection sticker on its underside.

Listed as #080-001-373 and retailing for $299.99 at Brownells.com, the Retro 4X Carry Handle Optic fits Brownells Retro Rifles chambered in 5.56 with a mounting hole in the carry handle.

It will not fit on .308 Retro Rifles such as the BRN-10A or BRN-10B, or the 5.56 Brownells Proto rifle, none of which have the required mounting hole in the carry handle.

The Retro 4X Carry Handle Optic quickly and easily attaches to the AR-style carry handle as found on the BRN-16A1, XBRN-177, BRN-601 and similar rifles.

Calibrated for the trajectory of modern 5.56 ammunition, it has elevation adjustments marked in 100-yard increments out to 500 yards.

To see the Brownells Retro 4X Carry Handle Optic, visit www.Brownells.com.

SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO1PRO Open Reflex Red Dot Sight Now Available

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

NEWINGTON, N.H., (October 9, 2019) – SIG SAUER Electro-Optics is pleased to introduce the all-new ROMEO1PRO Open Reflex Red Dot Sight. The ROMEO1PRO is capable of mounting to any pistol with a SIG SAUER PRO slide cut, and is crafted for durability, and for use in harsh environments.

“The ROMEO1PRO is the latest evolution of the ROMEO1 sights and brings a new level of durability and performance to the open-reflex red dot sight,” said Andy York, President, SIG SAUER, Electro-Optics. “The adoption of a red dot sight on pistols is becoming the standard in the commercial, law enforcement, and military markets, and the ROMEO1PRO is the ultimate solution for fast, responsive target acquisition and accuracy combined with the easy mounting option of the PRO footprint.”

The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO1PRO is a miniature open reflex red dot sight, available with either a 3MOA or 6MOA red dot. It comes with 12 brightness settings for a full range of lighting conditions, and the TruHold™ Lockless Zeroing System designed to endure recoil and return to zero shot after shot. The ROMEO1PRO features a molded glass aspheric lens with high-performance coatings for superior light transmittance and zero distortion, a new upgraded point-source emitter for increased brightness in day or night conditions, MOTAC, a 20,000-hour battery life, and an IPX-7 waterproof rating. The ROMEO1PRO is housed in aircraft grade aluminum to ensure corrosion resistance, includes a ruggedized steel protective shroud in the box for extreme durability, and is available in black or FDE.

SIG SAUER pistols with a PRO slide cut (rev2) include the P320 XFIVE Legion, P320-M17, P320 XFULL, P320 XCARRY, P320 XCOMPACT, and P320 XVTAC.

ROMEO1PRO Open Reflex Red Dot Sight Specs:

Magnification: 1x30mm
Illumination Settings: 10 Daytime / 2 Night Vision
Window Height: .71in / 18mm
Window Width: 1.1in / 28mm
Weight: 1.0oz / 28g
Battery: CR1632
Waterproofing: IPX-7
Overall Elevation Adjustment Range: 100MOA
Overall Windage Adjustment Range: 100 MOA

MSRP: $519.99 – Black
MSRP: $549.99 – FDE

The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO1PRO is currently shipping, and available for purchase at retailers nationwide and on the SIG SAUER Webstore. Complete product specs and information for the ROMEO1PRO are available at sigsauer.com.

ArmyCon: Where Virtual and Reality Meet

Monday, October 7th, 2019

FORT KNOX, Ky. — The U.S. Army is aiming to connect the gaming world to the military characters and equipment featured in many of today’s most popular games during the first-ever ArmyCon at the Army Ten-Miler Expo Park and D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C., Oct. 11-12.

ArmyCon will showcase high tech, warfighting capabilities with interactive displays and demonstrations. Individuals can test their skills as virtual warriors in the Mobile Gaming Semi-Trailer and then meet the real-life Soldiers face-to-face, equipped with all the associated gear and weaponry, in one action-packed area.

Spectators can test out robots, climb inside helicopters, and challenge their hacking skills. They can even get a close-up look at two new pieces of Army tech — the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle — Binocular and the Black Hornet Nano Unmanned Aerial System.

The ENVG-B’s are the Army’s most advanced night vision goggle, providing close combat forces with the capability to observe and maneuver weather conditions during limited visibility and enabling Soldiers to shoot around corners. The Black Hornet is a tiny drone that offers intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support.

“There are so many young people who don’t know what high-tech jobs the Army can offer or what Army life is like,” said Maj. Gen. Frank Muth, U.S. Army Recruiting commanding general. “ArmyCon is a prime opportunity for us to start the conversation about the professional jobs our Soldiers do.”

ArmyCon will feature the two new outreach teams created this year — the Army eSports Team and the Warrior Fitness Team. The esports team will host a “Twitch” gaming tournament inside of the U.S. Army Mobile Gaming Semi-Trailer, which features scorpion chairs and a variety of gaming platforms.

In addition to the new equipment and the gaming trailer, attendees will have a variety of Army assets to experience up-close and personal, including:

-Electric motorcycle
-Talon EOD robot
-Percussion explosive neutralization system
-Portable X-ray
-EOD blast suit
-Cyber Protection Team (demo cyber effects, display geo tagging effects with social media)
-Helicopters
-Stryker

Along with the equipment, attendees can meet Olympians from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, the Golden Knights Army Parachute Team, Rangers, Special Forces Soldiers, and more.

By USAREC Public Affairs

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

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

By Max Lonzanida, Public Affairs Officer, Hampton Roads Naval Museum

Norfolk, Va. –The gallery of the Hampton Roads Naval Museum will re-open, Oct. 9, following a transformation of more than 4,700 sq. ft. into a new immersive exhibit, The Ten Thousand-Day War at Sea: The US Navy in Vietnam, 1950-1975.

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NORFOLK, VA. (Sep, 20, 2019) A Vietnamese sampan, captured in 1968 by US Navy riverine forces, along with a diorama featuring a Patrol Boat Riverine gun tub are some of the artifacts that will be on display at a new exhibit at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. The exhibit, “The Ten Thousand Day War at Sea: the US Navy in Vietnam, 1950-1975” is scheduled to open on October 9, 2019. (US Navy Photo by Max Lonzanida/Released)

The exhibit represents the first major renovation of their gallery since 1994. Preparations for the conversion began in April, and this week, with the addition of almost 130 artifacts, the staff is making final preparations to open their doors to the public.

Using the U.S. Navy’s rich historical collections, multi-media presentations, and interactive components, visitors will experience the Navy’s pivotal role in the Vietnam War.

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NORFOLK, Va. — A Vietnamese sampan, captured in 1968 by US Navy Riverine Forces, along with a diorama featuring a Patrol Boat, Riverine and its gun tub are some of the artifacts that will be on display at a new exhibit at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. The exhibit, “The Ten Thousand Day War at Sea: the US Navy in Vietnam, 1950-1975” is scheduled to open on October 9, 2019. (US Navy Photo by Max Lonzanida/Released)

Choosing the right pieces to tell Navy’s Vietnam War story was critical to the exhibit’s creation. To guarantee that the visuals matched the museum’s intent, exhibit specialists collaborated with the Naval History and Heritage Command’s (NHHC) Curator Branch.

“We worked alongside with Hampton Roads Naval Museum staff to make certain we were telling a holistic story,” commented Jeff Bowdoin, Naval History and Heritage Command Curator Branch head. “Many people understand the riverine contributions to the war effort, though we must look beyond those operations. For instance the bullet fragment recovered from the USS Maddox represents an attack on a U.S. Navy destroyer that helped support the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.”

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NOROFLK, Va. — A Vietnamese sampan, captured in 1968 by US Navy riverine forces, undergoes final surface cleaning and consolidation by Karl Knauer and Abigail Preston with the Naval History and Heritage Command’s Conservation Branch. The sampan is part of a larger exhibit at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. The exhibit, “The Ten Thousand Day War at Sea: the US Navy in Vietnam, 1950-1975” is scheduled to open on October 9, 2019. (US Navy Photo by Max Lonzanida/Released)

One of the large artifacts visitors will have the opportunity to see is a 25-foot long sampan captured in 1968.

Sampans, flat-bottom boats that plied the waterways of the Mekong Delta transporting people and goods, were sometimes used to transport contraband weapons and supplies to aid the Viet Cong.

In 1968, riverine forces captured a 25-foot long sampan during Operation FLANKSPEED as it transported weapons, among other contraband. The Navy brought the open hulled sampan back to the U.S. and until now, it was in under management of NHHC’s Curator Branch.

Creating a new exhibit about the Vietnam War presented substantial opportunities for Hampton Roads Naval Museum to connect with Navy veterans. The museum recorded interviews with over forty-five Navy veterans of the war.

“Veterans of the Vietnam War did not receive a particularly hospitable homecoming,” said John Pentangelo, Hampton Roads Naval Museum director. “Many Americans wanted to forget the war and military service was not recognized the way it was before or since.”

Pentangelo also stated that the Navy’s contributions to the war are often overlooked in scholarship and popular culture. “While the artifacts were vital to the telling this story, the oral history program that preceded the exhibit fabrication really shaped the exhibit in a dynamic way,” he added, “Navy veterans were allowed to speak for themselves and provide visitors with the opportunity to make meaningful connections to our shared past.”

Hampton Roads Naval Museum will host a private ribbon cutting ceremony October 8 at 6 p.m. Media are invited to attend and should contact max.q.lonzanida@navy.mil for additional details. The exhibit opens to the public on October 9. During the three-year exhibit, The Hampton Roads Naval Museum aims to educate visitors about the U.S. Navy’s role in the Vietnam War.

For more about the Naval History and Heritage Command, visit www.history.navy.mil and for more on Hampton Roads Naval Museum, visit www.history.navy.mil/content/history/museums/hrnm.

Century Arms Announces New Canik Sub Compact Pistol

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.centuryarms.com

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

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

5.11 Announces Newest Product Integration and Content Creation Partnership with Ubisoft

Friday, September 27th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Broco Rankin

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

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

Broco Rankin

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

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

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

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

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

www.galcogunleather.com

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

Monday, September 16th, 2019

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

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

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

shieldarms.com/magazines

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Is it reliable?

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

What took so long?

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

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

When will pre-orders ship?

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

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

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

 

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

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

We apologize for this inconvenience.

WINCHESTER
September 12, 2019

SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO8H Wins 2019 Golden Triggr for “Innovation in Optics”

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

NEWINGTON, N.H., (August 26, 2019) – SIG SAUER Inc., is pleased to announce the ROMEO8H was awarded the 2019 Golden Triggr Award for “Innovation in Optics” at the recent TriggrCon Expo held July 24 – 27, 2019, in Bellevue, Washington.

The TriggrCon Expo showcased the newest, most innovative companies and products in the tactical firearms industry. Recipients of the Golden Triggr Awards are evaluated on the following criteria: 1) Concept and Design: innovation that addresses a need and becomes a  basis for future innovation; 2) Finish: quality of materials and manufacturing design and, 3) End User: the innovation should provide a high value and benefit that exceeds the cost.

“For the second year in a row SIG SAUER Electro-Optics is honored to be recognized for innovation in optics in this forum by our peers at TriggrCon with our ROMEO8H red dot sight,” said Andy York, President, SIG SAUER Electro-Optics. “The ROMEO8H is a ruggedized MIL-SPEC rectangular red dot sight designed to deliver an exceptionally wide field-of-view for unmatched situational awareness and target acquisition.”

The ROMEO8H 1 x 38mm is a full-sized red dot sight designed for modern sporting rifles (MSR) and shotguns. Featuring Quad Ballistic Circle Dot reticle with ballistic holds will withstand the most severe conditions, and is ideal for rapid target acquisition in any environment with an exceptionally large 38mm field of view. The ROMEO8H features MOTAC™ power management, a rectangular viewing window, and will maintain zero under the most hostile temperature differentials.

ROMEO8H Specifications:
Height: 2.8in.
Length:  3.52in.
Width:  1.97in.
Field of View: 1.25in. x .91in.
Magnification:  1x
Illumination Settings: 10 Day / 2 Night Vision
Adjustment  Increments: 0.5 MOA
Weight: 10.3 oz. / 292 g
Battery Life: 50,000+
Waterproofing:  IPX-7 rated

MSRP: ($599.99)

The ROMEO8H is now available.

Holosun Introduces New Premium Micro Red Dot

Monday, August 26th, 2019

City of Industry, CA (August 26, 2019)- Holosun is pleased to introduce the latest in its lineup of premium micro red dot optics, the HE508T-RD. The HE508T is a pistol sized protected by a CNC machined titanium housing. Its open frame design and ultra-clear glass give the HE508T a superior sight picture, and the latest Holosun technologies make this optic ideal for any situation.

Leading the Holosun lineup for pistol sized optics, the HE508T is packed with proprietary technology to help keep its users shooting in any environment. The HE508T’s titanium housing makes it durable, corrosion resistant, and lightweight while Solar FailSafe and Shake Awake technologies keep it running, no matter what. Additionally, the HE508T has an IPX8 waterproof rating which means that the optic can safely operate in wet climates, in the rain, and even when submerged in water.

Holosun proudly boasts a battery life of up to 100,000 hours, or ten years, on the HE508T. Battery life is critical, so Holosun developed Shake Awake technology that helps users preserve battery life by detecting motion, and a lack of motion, in the optic. When no motion is detected, the unit will automatically power down the L.E.D. to conserve power. Once movement resumes, the optic immediately restores power to the L.E.D. so that the user never has to guess or wonder if their optic is active. If the unexpected should occur and the battery does fail, Solar FailSafe uses a small solar panel mounted on top of the HE508T to collect ambient light to provide illumination for red dot. The brightness of the L.E.D. varies depending on the amount of light in the environment so users will never have a dim red dot in daylight or one that’s too bright indoors.

The HE508T is tough and reliable as well as being customizable for any application using the included Multiple Reticle System. Holosun has developed this technology to allow users to choose between a 2MOA dot, a 32MOA ring, or both so that this micro red dot can be used on different weapon systems and adjusted to user preference for faster and more reliable target acquisition. While there are multiple reticles there is only one L.E.D.. This means that the HE508T only needs to be zeroed once which saves users setup time.

Packed full of Holosun’s latest proprietary technology all placed neatly into a small, lightweight, corrosion resistant titanium body makes the HE508T a rugged and capable premium optic in a small package. The HE508T is available today at authorized Holosun retailers and through their website http://www.holosun.com. The HE508T-RD features a red L.E.D., but future models will include a green L.E.D. With an MSRP of $411.75 the HE508T is a powerful micro red dot optic at an incredible value. For questions and retail inquiries please contact info@holosun.com.

“The Making of the U.S. M17” Featured This Week on NRA’s American Rifleman TV

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

NEWINGTON, N.H., (August 13, 2019) – This week the NRA’s American Rifleman TV will feature The Making of the U.S. M17; an in-depth feature about the success of the SIG SAUER Modular Handgun System. The episode chronicles the U.S. Army’s exhaustive search for a new sidearm, the development of the SIG SAUER P320 handgun that would eventually become the M17, and ultimately the fielding of the M17 and M18 with all branches of the U.S. Military, and the overall success of the program.

American Rifleman TV, premiering on The Outdoor Channel, featuring The Making of the U.S. M17, will air this week at the following dates and times:

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 8:30pm EDT
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 11:30pm EDT
Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 3:30am EDT
Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 3:30pm EDT

The NRA’s American Rifleman TV episode The Making of the U.S. M17 features interviews with Ron Cohen, President and CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc., Gabe Bailey, MHS Program Manager, Sean Toner, Design Engineer, and Daniel Horner, Team SIG Professional Shooter.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, 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 industry-leading 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. For more information about the company and product line visit: sigsauer.com.

Holosun Technologies Introduces its Newest Micro Red Dot Unit

Monday, August 12th, 2019

City of Industry, CA (Aug 13, 2019)- Holosun Technologies is pleased to introduce the latest in its lineup of micro red dot optics, the HS407C. The HS407C is an entry level pistol sized optic that features two of Holosun’s proprietary battery saving technologies, as well as a unique red 12MOA ring in place of the standard 2MOA red dot. This unique small optic built into a durable aluminum body is ideal for use on a shotgun or whatever the situation demands.

As an entry level micro optic, the HS407C is built for rugged reliability and dependability. The HS407C’s aluminum housing makes it durable, corrosion resistant, and lightweight while Solar FailSafe and Shake Awake technologies keep it running, no matter what. Additionally, the HS407C has an IPX7 waterproof rating which means that the optic can safely operate in wet climates.

Holosun proudly boasts a battery life of up to 100,000 hours, or ten years, on the HS508C. Holosun knows battery life is crucial and features Shake Awake technology that helps users preserve battery life by detecting motion, and a lack of motion, in the optic. When it senses the optic is no longer in use through movement it will automatically power down the L.E.D. to conserve battery life. Once the optic detects movement again, it immediately restores power to the L.E.D. so that the user never has to guess or wonder if their optic is active. If the unexpected should occur and the battery does fail, Solar FailSafe uses a small solar panel mounted on top of the HS407C to collect ambient light to provide illumination for red dot. The brightness of the L.E.D. varies depending on the amount of light in the environment so users will never have a dim red dot in daylight or one that’s too bright indoors.

The HS407C is unique to the Holosun lineup as it features a 12MOA ring only. This reticle style is favored among shotgun users as it can be used to help shooters predict their spread pattern more easily ensuring nothing misses the target. Additionally, this reticle allows users to see through it so it does not obstruct view like a large red dot might. This optic features ten daylight brightness settings and two night vision compatible settings as well.

Durability and affordability are where the HS407C excel. Even as an entry level optic, the HS407C still delivers strength, clarity, and a long battery life. The HS407C is available today at authorized Holosun retailers and through their website http://www.holosun.com. The HS507C is the sibling unit of the HS407C that adds Multiple Reticle System technology to the optic. With an MSRP of $270.58 the HS407C is an affordable micro red dot optic. For questions and retail inquiries please contact info@holosun.com for more.

Buck Knives Upgrades the Compadre Camping Line

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

Compadre Series Gets a New Cerakote® Coating and Micarta® Handles

Post Falls, ID — Wednesday, August 7, 2019– Propelled by the growing popularity in outdoor recreational tools, Buck Knives has added new handle and blade coatings to the popular Compadre Series line of outdoor rugged tools.

Specifically crafted for life in the outdoors, the popular Compadre Series maintains the much-appreciated features and advantages, but now includes a Cerakote® Cobalt coating to help prevent rust and corrosion while adding to the overall aesthetics. The knife, axe, and chopping froe all feature natural canvas Micarta® handles and full tang construction for added strength and durability for strenuous outdoor activities.

104 Compadre Camp Knife
The Compadre Camp Knife was designed and engineered for serious outdoor tasks. The full tang blade is constructed of 5160 spring steel, with an overall length of 9 ½” and a total weight of 7.1 oz. Genuine leather sheath with added belt loop attachment included. MSRP: $125

106 Compadre Axe
The Compadre Axe was uniquely designed for rugged, outdoor use. The 5160 steel and ergonomic handle design combine to create a chopping and game prep tool suitable for a wide array of outdoor activities. It also comes with a compact and durable black leather sheath. The Compadre Axe is forward weighted to make the task of chopping easier. MSRP: $150

108 Compadre Froe
The Compadre Chopping Froe is a heavy-duty, durable, multi-purpose wood working tool that is ideal for outdoor activities. Composed of 5160 steel, the 9 ½” blade is perfect for clearing brush, heavy chopping, splitting, and batoning. Weighing under 2 lbs. and with an overall length of 16 3/4”, the Compadre Chopping Froe is the right size for all outdoor tasks. Genuine leather sheath included. MSRP: $180

The well thought out design and unique features of the Compadre Series make these products a must have for the outdoor enthusiast. All products proudly made in the USA and backed by Buck’s famous Forever Warranty.

Black Aces Tactical Announces Release of the Long Awaited Pro Series M and M Pump Magazine Fed Semiautomatic and Pump Action Shotgun

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Black Aces Tactical (BAT), a veteran owned American manufacturer, is proud to announce the release of the Pro Series M and M Pump line of magazine fed 12-gauge shotguns.

Said Black Aces Tactical, “The Pro Series M and M Pump project has been underway in secret for some time. The number one request from dealers and customers since the launch of the Pro Series magazine fed line in 2013 has been a semiautomatic version.  Not only has Black Aces Tactical developed the semiautomatic traditional style magazine fed 12 gauge, Black Aces Tactical has once again heeded customer demand in that the Pro Series M and M Pump are fed by off the shelf, standard Saiga 12 magazines and drums.”   

 Pro Series M and M Pump Specs are:

·              12 Gauge magazine fed shotgun

·              6061 T6 Aluminum Receiver

·              18.5″ and 24” Barrel Options

·              Uses Benelli style chokes

·              Choice of Black Synthetic or Walnut Furniture

·              Front blade sight with white dot

·              5 round magazine included

·              Extremely Smooth Action

·              Ambidextrous Oversized Smooth Charge handle (Semiautomatic)

·              AR Style Safety

·              Accepts 2 ¾ and 3” shells

The Pro Series M starts at only $449.  The Pro Series M Pump starts at only $399.  

Unboxing Video

590M vs Pro Series M Shootout Video

Shotgun Nation Video

For more information about Black Aces Tactical, contact Eric Lemoine at 407-630-9359, email sales@blackacestactical.com, or visit www.blackacestactical.com.

5.11 Tactical Opens 50th Company Owned Retail Store

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

The company launched its first company-owned retail store in 2014
Irvine, Calif. (July XX, 2019) – 5.11 Tactical®, the global innovator of tactical apparel and gear, is celebrating the grand opening of its 50th company owned retail store in Fort Bliss, Texas this week. The store marks the completion of an initiative established in 2014 to launch and expand company-owned retail stores across the country, aiming for 50 stores by the middle of this year.

“It used to be that you couldn’t buy 5.11 pants unless you were training with a government agency,” said 5.11’s Co-Founder and CEO Francisco J. Morales. “Our retail stores are an ideal destination for people from all walks of life to come and experience 5.11 clothing, footwear and gear. Our products are specially engineered for first responders and the military to be functional, comfortable and durable, and through our 5.11 retail stores, everyday consumers can benefit similarly from the innovation we inject into our products.”

The beginning of the brand’s robust retail expansion came in 2017 and 2018, with an average of two store openings per month. The brand continued its momentum into 2019 with six store openings since January. An estimated 1-2 store openings per month are planned for the remainder of the year and into 2020.

“Opening our 50th store this week celebrates an ambitious and sustainable streak of retail expansion,” said 5.11’s Senior Vice President of Retail, Jeff Roberts. “5.11 stores offer professionals and consumers something beyond high-quality products to wear. The stores serve as a beacon for the first responder community and for the military, both active duty and veterans. Our Always Be Ready Academy offers the community free in-store classes in trauma care, self-defense, everyday carry, fitness and outdoor adventure. Our knowledgeable in-store staff, experts in their field, help bring 5.11’s innovative, purpose-built gear to life.” Roberts concludes, “We’ve found that even as shopping becomes more digitized than ever, people value and seek out the level of personal interaction our 5.11 stores offer.”

With its roots in servicing the law enforcement, first responder and military communities, 5.11 Tactical prides itself on seeking out and hiring former servicemen and women and veterans whenever possible. Each retail location carries head-to-toe apparel and gear for men and women including pants, shorts, shirts, outerwear, footwear, packs and bags, headwear, load-bearing equipment and tactical accessories. To date, 5.11 owns retail stores in 24 states, with larger metropolitan areas serving as a hub for several stores. 5.11 Fort Bliss joins the ranks as 5.11’s eighth store in Texas.


5.11 Store in Fort Bliss, TX

5.11 will host a public grand opening event at Freedom Crossing, 1611 Haan Rd, Fort Bliss, TX 79906, on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019. The military base will be open to civilians and the public is encouraged to attend. Commencements will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the National Anthem and a Door Breach Ceremony. The first 70 adults in line will receive a gift card valued up to $511, and all visitors will enjoy 20 percent off storewide, a free 5.11® limited-edition patch with purchase, raffles and complimentary food and refreshments. The storewide discount will continue through Sunday, August 4th.

Following the grand opening, the 5.11 Tactical Fort Bliss, Texas store will be open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

To find a store location near you, please visit www.511tactical.com/store-locator.

STREAMLIGHT INTRODUCES TLR-VIR II TACTICAL ILLUMINATOR

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Low-Profile Light Features Three Functions, Adjustable Eye-Safe IR Aiming Laser

EAGLEVILLE, PA, January 22, 2019 – Streamlight®, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, introduced the TLR-VIR® II, a lightweight, compact rail-mounted tactical light with a high intensity white LED, an integrated infrared (IR) LED illuminator, and Class 1 “Eye Safe” IR aiming laser with windage and elevation adjustment controls. The new light securely fits all long guns with MIL-STD-1913 rails and M17/M18 pistols.

The TLR-VIR II enables users to easily toggle easily between bright light and the IR illuminator/laser. This feature allows military and law enforcement personnel to remain in a proper firing position when making the transition from IR mode to white light, and vice versa. The light features a three-position mode rear selector switch, including IR illumination/IR laser, Safe Off (to prevent accidental turn-on), and visible illumination, that enables users to keep hands away from the muzzle during mode selection.

“The TLR-VIR II gives soldiers and first responders the ultimate in tactical lighting flexibility,” said Streamlight President Ray Sharrah. “With its high intensity white light and a long-running IR illuminator and Eye Safe IR laser for optimizing night vision, it’s an essential tool for those deploying with weapon lights.”

The new light, which is powered by a single CR123A lithium battery, uses the latest in LED technology for ultra-bright visible light, providing 5,000 candela, 300 lumens and a 1.5 hour run time. For IR lighting, the TLR-VIR II uses an 850-nanometer LED emitter with 600mW/sr radiant intensity, providing optimum illumination when using night vision equipment; it delivers a run time of 12 hours. Its IR aiming laser has fully adjustable windage and elevation settings.

The TLR-VIR II has an ambidextrous momentary/steady on-off switch. Like other TLR® models, the light has a rail clamp that can be easily attached and tightened with one hand, without the use of tools. The IR illumination/laser mode selection also features a tactile indicator on the light housing for switching modes with ease.

The TLR-VIR II is constructed from machined aircraft aluminum, with a coyote anodized finish body and a high-impact, chemically resistant polymer black switch housing.
The compact light weighs only 3.82 ounces and measures 3.30 inches long and 1.40 inches high. It uses a high temperature, shock-mounted, impact-resistant Borofloat glass lens. It is available in Coyote or Black.

Featuring extensively live-fire tested construction, the TLR-VIR II has an IPX7 rated design for waterproof operation to 1 meter for 30 minutes. It has an MSRP of $600.00.

About Streamlight

Based in Eagleville, PA, Streamlight, Inc. has more than 45 years of experience making tough, durable, long-lasting flashlights designed to serve the specialized needs of professionals and consumers alike. Since 1973, the company has designed, manufactured and marketed high-performance flashlights, and today offers a broad array of lights, lanterns, weapon light/laser sighting devices, and scene lighting solutions for professional law enforcement, military, firefighting, industrial, automotive, and outdoor applications. Streamlight is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company.  For additional information, please call 800-523-7488, visit streamlight.com or connect with us on facebook.com/streamlight; twitter.com/Streamlightinstagram.com/streamlightinc; https://www.linkedin.com/company/streamlight-inc.; and youtube.com/streamlighttv.

Air Venturi Now Shipping Officially Licensed Springfield Armory M1 Carbine Airgun Replicas

Monday, July 29th, 2019

CLEVELAND, OHIO (July 29, 2019) Airgun industry innovator Air Venturi is now shipping the latest product of its collaboration with renowned firearms producer Springfield Armory®: a .177-cal., CO2-powered BB-gun version of the iconic WWII-era M1 Carbine Rifle.

The Springfield Armory® M1 Carbine air rifle, available exclusively through Air Venturi and its authorized retailers, is a faithful BB-firing replica of the iconic firearm that saw service with U.S. troops and allies in World War II through the Vietnam War and beyond. It’s a semi-automatic carbine that features a realistic blowback action. Every time the trigger is pulled, the rifle discharges the BB in the chamber, the bolt slides back and the next round is seated in the breech, ready to go – just like the original.

The M1 Carbine CO2 BB replica is powered by a single 12-gram CO2 cartridge and gets about 40 good shots from a full one. It features a full-metal, 15-round drop-free magazine, which also houses the CO2 power plant. It even weighs about as much as the .30-caliber version – just over 5 ½ pounds – and achieves muzzle velocities of up to 425 feet per second using steel BBs. It incorporates a metal upper receiver into a synthetic, wood-look stock, with a genuine wood-stock upgrade available.

Fans of historically significant firearms that want to bring that flavor into their airgun arsenal, or even own the original firearm and want an affordable replica for at-home target practice, this is the airgun they’ve been waiting for.

For additional information on the full Springfield Armory® replica line from Air Venturi, contact Air Venturi Marketing Manager, Kristen Coss by email:kristen.coss@airventuri.com, or phone: 216-292-2570 ext. 253. Springfield Armory® Contact: Licensing Manager, Bob Collins by email: bobc@springfield-armory.com or phone 309-714-9888.

For up-to-date news and information from Air Venturi, sign up for email updates by emailing dealers@airventuri.com and letting them know you would like to receive exclusive, members only information.

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About Air Venturi
Air Venturi is manufacturer and exclusive importer for international airgun, ammo and accessory manufacturers such as: Air Arms, Beeman, Evanix, Feinwerkbau, Haendler & Natermann, Hellraiser, Kral Arms, Mantis, Seneca, Springfield Armory and Western Justice. We also carry a full line of airgun products from leading manufacturers including: AirForce, Anschutz, Ataman, Benjamin, Beretta, Browning, BSA, Colt, Crosman, Daisy, Diana, Gamo, Hawke, Smith & Wesson, Tanfoglio, Umarex, Walther, Webley, Weihrauch, Winchester and many more. For more information, visit us at airventuri.com.

SIG SAUER P365 BB Pistol Now Shipping

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

NEWINGTON, N.H., (July 23, 2019) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the new P365 BB Pistol is now shipping. Modeled after the award-winning SIG SAUER P365 everyday, high capacity, micro-compact, concealed carry pistol, this CO2-powered, semi-automatic BB pistol features realistic blowback action and is an exceptional training tool for personal defense.

The P365 BB pistol is designed to fit in available P365 holster systems for easy practice of efficiently drawing from concealment. The 12-round magazine holds 4.5mm (.177 cal) premium steel BBs and also houses the 12gr CO2 cartridge for fast reloading.

The P365 BB Pistol shoots up to 295 fps; however, velocity results may vary depending on temperature and altitude.

P365 BB Pistol:
Total length: 5.75”
Barrel length: 3.25”
Weight: 0.8 lbs
Finish: Black
Muzzle Velocity: up to 295 fps
Caliber: 4.5 mm Premium Steel BB
Magazine Capacity: 12
Power Source: CO2

The P365 BB Pistol is now available for purchase at sigsauer.com/store.

MSRP: $99.99

Shell Shock Technologies Signs Don Aman as Newest Sponsored Shooter

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

Shell Shock Technologies will be supplying Aman with its NAS3 cases for his 2019 competitive season.

Westport, Conn. (June 2019) – Shell Shock Technologies, LLC., an early stage technology, and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry, is pleased to announce it has signed Don Aman as its newest sponsored shooter. Shell Shock Technologies will be supplying Aman with its NAS3 cases during his 2019 USPSA competitive season. He will be shooting his CZ CZECHMATE running 9mm at 170 power factor.

“Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 9mm cases are by far the best all-around 9mm cases I have ever seen or shot. This technology will revolutionize the reloading industry and I am so proud to be a part of the Shell Shock Technologies’ team. The old brass case technology has officially been put on notice!” Aman commented.

Aman has been involved in the shooting sports for over 20 years as a competitive shooter, reloader, Las Vegas survivor and a staunch pro-gun advocate. He started casting his own bullets in 2016 and quickly realized it was becoming a lost art. He began to read anything he could get his hands on regarding the art of casting lead and now shares this information with his subscribers on the Bullets for Freedom YouTube and UGETube Channel. During 2019, he will be traveling throughout the Northwest competing in many Level 1, 2 and 3 matches as part of the USPSA competitive season.

Aman can be seen competing next at the 2019 Northwest Challenge, to be held at the Paul Bunyan Rifle and Sportsman’s Club in Puyallup, Washington, July 12 – 14, 2019.

About Shell Shock Technologies NAS3 Cases:

NAS3 9mm cases are 50 percent lighter than brass cases, offer greater lubricity and will not abrade, clog, foul, wear-out or damage breach and ejector mechanisms. The cases offer greater corrosion resistance, tensile strength (2x stronger) and elasticity than brass. NAS3 cases will not split, chip, crack or grow (stretch) and are fully reloadable (using S3 Reload dies) and can be reloaded many more times than brass cases. NAS3 cases have been tested successfully by customers to pressures over 70k psi. NAS3 cases can be picked up with a magnet. The head can be colored for branding purposes and easy load identification.

NAS3 is “Best in Class” for maintaining consistent velocity between rounds. In an independent test performed by H.P. White Laboratory (a major munitions testing facility), rounds fired using NAS3 cases achieved a velocity standard deviation of 0.093 FPS (124-grain FMJ bullet, 4.2 grains Titegroup powder, 10 rounds, extreme variation 3fps).

To learn more about Shell Shock’s revolutionary technology, visit www.shellshocktech.com.

Small Parts Shopper for Various SIG SAUER Firearms Exclusively at SIG SAUER Web Store

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

NEWINGTON, N.H., (July 10, 2019) –SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of the Small Parts Shopper to the SIG SAUER P320 and P226 pistols on the SIG SAUER Web Store at sigsauer.com. The SIG SAUER Small Parts Shopper allows end users to quickly and easily purchase small parts for select SIG SAUER Firearms exclusively at the SIG SAUER Web Store, and is now available for the P365, P320, and P226 pistols and the MCX.

“We developed the SIG SAUER Small Parts Shopper based on feedback and requests from our customers that wanted a solution to purchasing authentic SIG SAUER small parts for their equipment,” began Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officers and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “The Small Parts Shopper is easy to use, and features intuitive navigation for some of our most popular firearms, and is yet another tool in our tool box to provide our end users with the customer service they expect, and enjoy, from SIG SAUER.”

The SIG SAUER Small Parts Shopper features the upper and lowers of the P365, P320, and P226 pistols, and the upper, lower, barrel and bolt carrier group for the MCX. The SIG SAUER Small Parts Shopper can be accessed exclusively through the SIG SAUER Web Store at sigsauer.com.

“The functionality of the Small Parts Shopper has already proved itself to be very popular, and we anticipate continued expansion of the online feature to the P229 and the MPX in the near future,” concluded Taylor.