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DPX GEAR CELEBRATES TEN YEARS IN BUSINESS WITH TWO VERY LIMITED RUN EDITION KNIVES IN BOHLER M390 – THE DPX HEST 6 DECADE AND THE DPX ACULUS FLIPPER

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

San Diego, CA – April 9, 2019 – DPx Gear, Inc. has released two limited run tenth anniversary knife models – the DPx HEST 6 Decade and the DPx Aculus Flipper.

DPx DECADE

The fixed blade combative knife, the DPx HEST 6 Decade, is available in 100 numbered units and features hollow Micarta™ scales and Bohler M390 blade steel. Also in M390 and featuring a new hollow grind blade, is DPx Gear’s first flipper release: the Aculus Flipper. Both knife models are available exclusively from DPx Gear and ready for immediate shipment.

“When DPx Gear began we started with one idea and one knife. Make the best quality knife for the best customers,” says Robert Young Pelton, founder of DPx Gear on his first design, the HEST Original. It was a surprisingly simple but strong survival knife.

The original HEST (Hostile Environment Survival Tool) featured paper Micarta handles, a multi-purpose design, large hollowed out and balanced handle, pry bar, wire breaker and managed to be both light and strong. It was an instant hit.

A decade later DPx Gear has made and sold a lot of knives to a lot of great customers who appreciate our “field first” design philosophy. Designing a knife based on what is needed not what the latest marketing trend is. Using the right steel for each application, creating classic designs, testing, tweaking, testing some more and only after RYP has used, abused, passed around and beaten up his designs do we go into production.

To make sure the execution matches the concept we only work with the world’s finest knife makers in America and Northern Italy.

So what did we learn in ten years? Keep it strong, keep it simple, keep it light, elegant and balanced. And make it for a lifetime of use, building in the pursuit of patina and extreme hard use as a badge of honor not an exception.

DPx HEST 6 DECADE

The HEST 6 design is a classic in that it combines military and outdoor survival requirements in a balanced, light ergonomic hard use knife.

The first thing you notice is how light and balanced the blade is. The other takeaway is how perfectly your fingers flow into the carefully designed contoured grip in both normal and reverse grip. The pommel is unique in that it allows complete thumb coverage in combatives and the rounded spine that delivers comfort over hours of hard use.

To celebrate a decade in business, we have selected a number of very limited run products. Combining our classic 6-inch design for SERE instructors and candidates with the classic Micarta handle and Cordura sheath.

They are individually numbered and engraved with the special DPx Gear 10th anniversary “Decade” logo. An additional twenty unnumbered but specifically engraved versions have been manufactured to be donated, auctioned or used to equip U.S. Special Operations units and in support of Veteran causes.

The DPx HEST 6 Decade comes in a black, MOLLE-compatible Cordura sheath with an extra storage compartment and can be purchased by visiting https://dpxgear.com/products/dpx-hest-6-decade.

Product Specifications

MSRP: $470.00

SKU: DPHSX012

Blade Length: 6.00″/ 150mm

Blade Steel: Bohler M390

Blade Thickness: 0.19″/ 5mm

Blade Finish: Stonewashed

Overall Length: 11.18″/ 284mm

Handle: Micarta

DPx ACULUS FLIPPER

The new flipper version of the mono block frame gentleman’s knife, the DPx Aculus Flipper has innovative changes for 2019, including a flipper configuration in a solid one piece frame and a hollow ground Bohler M390 blade.

The DPx Aculus is a hard use gentleman’s knife carved from a single block of Grade 5 aerospace spec 6Al4v titanium alloy.

The Aculus is an every day carry tool with beautifully fluid lines, exquisite ergonomics, and a tough blade of the highest quality and finish.

The frame is a single seamless machined piece of art, elegantly held together with only two screws. The Aculus was designed for undercover work, where professionals must dress in formal wear but must carry tools that cannot fail. The ergonomics had to work as a knife but also as a concealed hand held tool capable of dealing non-lethal pain to attackers.

The DPx Aculus Flipper features a unique wave pattern for superior grip, a flat head screw, that can be changed out to a tungsten carbide glass breaker (sold separately), a deep carry pocket clip and razor sharp Bohler M390 blade steel. It can be purchased only by visiting https://dpxgear.com/products/dpx-aculus-flipper.

Product Specifications

MSRP: $562.50

SKU: DPACF004

Blade Length: 3.26” / 83 mm

Blade Steel: Bohler M390

Blade Thickness: 0.14” / 3.50 mm

Blade Finish: Satin Finish

Overall Length: 7.71” / 196 mm

Closed Length: 4.33” / 110 mm

Handle: Sandblasted 6Al4v Titanium Bronze Anodized

About DPx Gear

Founded in 2008 by explorer, author and adventurer, Robert Young Pelton, DPx Gear, Inc. designs, tests and builds hard use equipment for special operations, expeditions and law enforcement. Learn more at www.dpxgear.com.

Winchester Ammunition Aligns with Desirae Edmunds, World Champion Sporting Clay Shooter

Monday, April 8th, 2019

EAST ALTON, Ill. (April 8, 2019)—Desirae Edmunds, one of the most decorated sporting clay target shooters in the world, is now a member of Team Winchester. Edmunds will represent The American Legend, competing exclusively with the famous Winchester AA® shotgun shells.

“Desirae is a proven, best-in-class target shooter and we are proud that she will now represent Team Winchester,” said Matt Campbell, vice president sales and marketing for Winchester Ammunition.

For decades, some of the most dominant, competitive target shooters in the world have relied on Winchester ammunition products. Edmunds competes at more than 15 events around the globe, including the National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) ‘Championship Tour’.

“To work with a legendary brand like Winchester is an opportunity of a lifetime,” said Edmunds. “I know that Winchester Ammunition will allow me to compete at the highest level in the shooting sports for a very long time. Winchester Ammunition is among the very best and I am proud to represent this iconic brand.”

About Desirae Edmunds—Desirae ‘Desi’ Edmunds began shooting at age 14, in Anchorage, Alaska, through the local Fish & Game program. Over the next several years, with her parents and local support, she began to shoot more leagues and weekend tournaments at her home club Grouse Ridge in Wasilla, Alaska. Harry Brunnhoelz Sr., owner of Grouse Ridge, gave Desi her first shooting lessons.

Desi competed in her first Nationals in 2004 and her first U.S. Open in 2005. These were the beginnings of many more years of travel for sporting tournaments. Since moving to Houston, Texas, in 2012, she has registered more targets than ever before. Desi shot her first World event in 2012 and since then, has amassed multiple National & World Championships for herself and her country.

Accomplishments—
• 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 NSCA Championship Tour Ladies 1st
• 2014, 2015 & 2016 PSCA Tour Ladies Champion
• 2014, 2015 US Open Lady Champion
• 2014, 2018 Lady National Champion
• 2015, 2017 World English Lady Gold
• 2018 World FITASC Lady Bronze
• 5x World Cup Ladies Bronze
• 8x Lady All-American
• 7x All-American Lady Captain (2013-Present)
• 14x Ladies Team USA

Winchester Announces Title Sponsorship of NSCA Championship Tour

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

EAST ALTON, Ill. (April 4, 2019)— Winchester adds to its long-standing commitment to the shooting sports with the title sponsorship of the National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA) Championship Tour.

The NSCA Championship Tour, Powered by Winchester, includes eight events throughout the United States featuring some of the most prolific sporting clays shooters in the world.

“We continue to align our legendary brand among the millions of shooting sports enthusiasts,” said Brett Flaugher, president of Winchester Ammunition. “The popularity of shooting sporting clays has risen and Winchester is excited to have its famous AA shotshell as the featured brand of ammunition on the NSCA Championship Tour.”

According to the most recent data from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, approximately 10.5 million people participated in sporting clays shooting, compared to 8.4 million in 2009, which is a 25% increase.

“The Championship Tour events have become NSCA’s most prestigious and relevant tournaments, with implications for all our major recognition programs. But, they also present the opportunity for hundreds of our members at all levels and classifications to shoot alongside many of the best sporting clays competitors in the world,” said Michael Hampton, Jr., executive director of the National Sporting Clays Association.

NSCA Championship Tour, Powered by Winchester Event Dates:

Western Regional

Coyote Springs Sporting Clays, Tucson, AZ
April 8-14

U.S. Open

M & M Hunting Preserve, Pennsville, NJ
May 12-19

North Central Regional

Claythorne Lodge, Columbus, KS
June 12-16

South Central Regional

Providence Hill Farm, Jackson, MS
July 17-21

World English Sporting

Northbrook Sports Club, Hainesville, IL
August 5-11

Northeast Regional

Cardinal Shooting Center, Marengo, OH
September 4-8

Southeast Regional

Back Woods Quail Club, Georgetown, SC
October 2-6

2019 National Sporting Clays Championship

National Shooting Complex, San Antonio, TX
October 19-27

About Winchester

A world leader in delivering innovative products, Winchester is The American Legend, a brand built on integrity, hard work and a deep focus on its loyal customers. Learn more about the history of Winchester by visiting Winchester.com or connect with us on Facebook at Facebook.com/WinchesterOfficial.

Winchester Ammunition is a proud supporter of the NSSF’s Project ChildSafe. For more information on the Own It? Respect It. Secure It.SM Initiative, please log on to: www.NSSF.org/ORS

UF PRO to Unveil Breakthrough Invisible Cloaking Pattern

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Invisible Camo Flatlay

TRZIN, SLOVENIA (1 April 2019)— UF PRO® today announced it has discovered the Holy Grail of camouflage, a pattern impossible to see even when standing within arm’s length of the wearer.

The maker of advanced-technology tactical jackets, shirts, pants, hats, caps, and accessories said it plans to show off this camouflage at a private unveiling ceremony set at an undisclosed location. The company added that defence ministers and top military commanders from around the world are expected to attend for a first-hand look.

“There’s never been anything like this fully invisible camouflage because, to the human eye, there’s not anything there at all,” said a beaming Armin Wagner, head of UF PRO® product development.

“At UF PRO® we always strive to challenge the status quo,” he continued. “That’s why we decided to develop full-invisibility camouflage—and in so doing take our European and worldwide reputation as a best-in-class camouflage resource to a unique, new level. Specifically, a UF PRO® level.”

Wagner hailed the new product as a “masterpiece of invisibility.” He said the technical craftsmanship involved in its creation was unprecedented among makers of combat uniforms.

For more information about the invisibility camouflage, please watch this declassified video.

For more information about UF PRO®, its complete line of tactical gear, please go to ufpro.com.

Eight More Athletes Earn Team Status at Rifle/Pistol Spring Selection Match

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 30, 2019) – Eight more athletes, including three Olympians and four Juniors, came to the U.S. Army Marksmanship’s Home of Champions in Fort Benning, Georgia and earned their spots in smallbore (.22 caliber) competition for the Pan American Games or two future World Cups on the final day of USA Shooting’s Rifle/Pistol Spring Selection Match. Airgun competition concluded Thursday with 13 athletes earning team status, four of whom also came back and earned team status in their smallbore events.

This match selected the competitors eligible to compete at the upcoming International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cups in Beijing, China and Munich, Germany; as well as for the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru later this summer. Top-two finishers earned Pan American Game Team selection, while top-3 earned World Cup Team spots.

Olympian Nick Mowrer’s mastery of two different disciplines was again on display. A top finisher in Air Pistol, he came back two days later and finished third in Three-Position Rifle. Mowrer (Butte, Montana) is already the lone shooter ever to earn World Cup medals in two different shooting disciplines and now he’ll spend his summer shooting both guns for Team USA.

Reigning Olympic gold medalist Ginny Thrasher (Springfield, Virginia) earned World Cup Team status in Air Rifle Thursday and then came back to finish second in Women’s Three-Position Rifle to earn a trip to the Pan Am Games. Pistol shooter Alexis Lagan (Boulder City, Nevada) also earned World Cup status Thursday in Air Pistol and then came back in Sport Pistol Saturday to make sure she was among the lucky few to represent the United States at this summer’s Pan Am Games as well.

After winning 10m Air Rifle Thursday, Tim Sherry (U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit/Highlands Ranch, Colorado) finished second in 50m Three-Position Rifle as the fourth athlete earning Team status in two events.

While those athletes enjoyed good performances throughout the week, another top smallbore performer included three-time Olympian Keith Sanderson (Colorado Springs, Colorado). His world-class Qualification score of 1183 Saturday helped him easily walk away with top billing and a 19-point margin of victory in Rapid Fired Pistol. The Leverett siblings, Henry and Jack, will be joining him as top-rising juniors on the World Cup circuit, while Henry (Bainbridge, Georgia) will compete alongside him in Lima after finishing second.

Two-time Olympian Michael McPhail (U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit/Darlington, Wisconsin) and his USAMU teammate Sarah Beard (Danville, Indiana) both excelled as well in winning the Three-Position Rifle contests battling through high winds Saturday. McPhail was the only competitor to shoot in the 1170s (1173/1172) on both days of Qualification while Beard was the only competitor to shoot in the 1160s (1166/1168). 2012 Pistol Olympian Sandra Uptagrafft (Phenix City, Alabama) earned Pan Am and World Cup Team status as well in Sport Pistol in a tight battle with Lagan.

Katie Zaun (Buffalo, New York) and Katelyn Abeln (Douglasville, Georgia) join the Leveretts as well as Hunter Battig (Colorado Springs, Colorado) as the rise of junior talent continues to infiltrate the top ranks of America’s Shooting Team. Zaun finished third behind Beard and Thrasher in Three-Position Rifle, and as a 15-year-old, becomes one of the youngest World Cup members of all time in rifle. Abeln will team with the Leveretts and Battig on the World Cup pistol team after finishing third in Sport Pistol. Last year, she finished runner-up at the Junior World Championships in this event.

Spots at the ISSF World Cups and Pan American Games are of particular importance as these are some of the remaining opportunities to earn quotas for the Olympic Games. An Olympic quota is essentially a country’s ticket to participate in a specific event in the 2020 Olympic Games. Earning an Olympic quota in competition ensures the country a spot in that particular event, not necessarily the athlete. Rifle and Pistol athletes will then earn slots on the U.S. Olympic Team via a trials system which can be viewed here: www.usashooting.org/library/Policies_and_Procedures/doc01203920190111105314.pdf.

For Paralympic athletes, this match is part of the selection process for the World Shooting Para Sport (WSPS) World Cup in Osijek, Croatia and the Parapan American Games, also in Lima this summer. This year’s Parapan American Games will be the first time in which shooting will be contested. Earning top podium spots in the rifle events were Kevin Nguyen (USAMU/Westminster, California), Stetson Bardfield (Colorado Springs, Colorado), John Joss (USAMU/Corsicana, Texas). In Pistol, 2016 Paralympians Marco De La Rosa (San Antonio, Texas) and Mike Tagliapietra (Fond du Lac, Wisconsin) earned wins in their respective events.

Pan Am Selection Results | World Cup Selection Results

CMMG Adds .40 S&W

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Boonville, MO – CMMG tames the snappy .40 S&W by pairing it with its (patent pending) Radial Delayed Blowback (RDB) operating system in its BANSHEE™ and RESOLUTE™ models.

CMMG’s innovative Radial Delayed Blowback operating system incorporates a mechanical delay that forces the bolt to rotate and unlock, momentarily slowing the bolt carrier group, which allows chamber pressures to fall before cycling. This mechanical delay allows for reliable function with a wide variety of ammunition and removes the need for a heavy bolt, buffer and spring required in direct blowback systems. Radial Delayed Blowback significantly cuts felt recoil, directs more gas down the barrel resulting in cleaner function and real advantages when using a suppressor.

Unlike most Pistol Caliber Carbines (PCC’s), CMMG rifles and pistols that feed from Glock magazines include the shooter-friendly Last Round Bolt Hold Open feature (patent pending).

A BANSHEE or RESOLUTE in .40 S&W is the perfect complement to millions of Glock .40 caliber handguns currently in the hands of American consumers and law enforcement.

The .40 S&W will be offered in both CMMG’s BANSHEE and RESOLUTE line of firearms, with barrel lengths of 5 inches, 8 inches and 16 inches. Starting at 4 pounds 12 ounces and an overall length of just 19.2 inches. One 22-round factory Glock .40 S&W magazine included where allowed.

www.cmmginc.com/product/pistol-banshee-300-mkgs-40-sw

High Speed Gear – Three New Products Added To The Duty Line

Monday, March 25th, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – SWANSBORO, N.C. – High Speed Gear® is pleased to announce the addition of three products to the Duty Line.

The HSGI® Duty Line of products functions the same as the originals, but features a sleeker front and hidden bungee, which is woven internally. This low-profile look provides the law enforcement community a less aggressive and PR friendly option for their duty belts, while still maintaining all the functionality of other HSGI® products. The HSGI® Duty Line is designed specifically for law enforcement organizations that are in jurisdictions looking to minimize an overly tactical appearance of their patrol officers.

New Duty Line Products:

Duty TACO®:
The TACO® is a single pouch and will hold most rifle-caliber magazines, radios, shotgun shell trays, flash bangs and more.

Duty Double Decker® TACO®:
The Double Decker® has one pistol-width pouch and one rifle-width pouch stacked front to back. The pouches will hold most rifle and pistol caliber magazines, radios, shotgun shell trays, flash bangs, multitools, small flashlights, pocket knives and more.

Duty Double Smoke Grenade TACO®:
This smoke grenade pouch has two side-by-side pouches that will hold most small smoke grenades and flash bangs, 40/37mm rounds and more.

“The Duty Line has been extremely popular with LE departments all around the world,” explained Bill Babboni, High Speed Gear® vice president of sales and operations. “Expanding the duty’s design features into additional products will give more law enforcement customers the gear they need to serve and come home safely.”

Features of Duty Line:

  • Sleeker overall appearance
  • Hidden bungee, woven inside of items for no-show appearance
  • Internal weaving protects shock cord on the outside edges
  • Include new universal clips which can mount to both MOLLE and belts up to 2”
  • To see the full duty line products please visit: www.highspeedgear.com.

    Bolt Action Pistol Builder Kits From Black Collar Arms

    Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

    Austin, TX (March 20, 2019) — Black Collar Arms is in production! Our Remington 700 short action-compatible Pork Sword Chassis will be shipping to customers next month. In the meantime we’re taking pre-orders (which, for a couple more weeks only, will come with a free Warfighter Tobacco cigar!) and have now made it even easier for our customers:

    Announcing the Pork Sword Chassis Builder Kit!

    Intended to provide most of the critical components for your pistol build project, we’ve bundled our 7075 aluminum chassis and 4-slot FARend with an SB Tactical FS1913 pistol brace and the pistol-length barrel of your choice. Then we’ve thrown in one of the best grips available for this size firearm, the ERGO Swift Grip, at no charge.

    With factory stripped actions starting at around $300 and magazines around $28, a complete Pork Sword Chassis pistol is possible for just under a thousand dollars.

    Click to Visit Our Builder Kit Page

    Announcing straightforward payment plans!

    Our $299.99 chassis and $125-$160 barrels are a heck of a deal, but we aren’t stopping at awesome prices. For all of our Builder Kits (and many future items) our customers now have the ability to put 33% down and pay the balance over the next two months. No fees or interest or anything silly like that.

    Announcing pistol-length barrels for the Remington 700!

    Off-the-shelf shorty barrels for the R700 aren’t easy to find, so we’ve done the hard work for you. We’re proud to offer 300 BLK, .458 SOCOM, and .308 Win barrels in lengths from 6.5 inches to 12.5 inches and starting at just $125!

    Quality is top notch with clean threads, square shoulders, 41V50 construction, and a really slick lock nut system. Most Remington 700 barrels must be installed professionally, but thanks to the Savage-style lock nut on these bad boys you can install at home with just a few readily-available tools. Heck, it allows caliber changes in about 15 minutes. All while retaining better-than-factory accuracy in most cases.

    Click to Visit Our Barrels Page

    Questions? Visit our “Building a Pork Sword Pistol” page to learn more about how to build a bolt action pistol. From components to process to other options, we tried to cover it all.

    More questions, feedback, concerns, or naughty pics to share? Email our boy Jeeves at manservant@blackcollararms.com or find us on Instagram, Facebook, and www.BlackCollarArms.com

    DPX GEAR ADDS THE KABUL COUNTRY CLUB LINE OF APPAREL TO THE WEBSITE

    Monday, March 18th, 2019

    San Diego, CA – March, 18, 2019 – DPx Gear has released the classic Kabul Country ClubTM logo apparel. This is second in a series of classic designs to be featured that represent the hostile environments that inspire and test DPx Gear products.

    Like the Mogadishu Yacht Club line before it, t-shirts will be available in multiple sizes, styles and colors ranging from XS to XXL and start at $33.50. Sleeveless, long sleeved and short sleeved variations in addition to hooded sweatshirts are made in the USA by American Apparel and sweat shop free.

    The Kabul Country Club logo and concept was designed by Robert Young Pelton for DPx Gear. It is inspired by the actual Intercontinental Hotel and the Kabul Golf Club in Qargha, Afghanistan. Pelton has stayed there multiple times and has been a visitor since 1996.

    The logo pays homage to the classic 60’s tourist destination, once advertised as “the Switzerland of Asia” and commemorates the Afghans that have been in Kabul through decades of war.

    “Kabul still has remnants of the grand old days and I created a logo to honor and remember those tough-as-nails Afghans,” says Pelton of the logo.

    The golf course and hotel have seen many regime changes since its opening in the late sixties. Mohammad Afzel “Abdul”, who was arrested twice for the crime of golf, has been the manager and golf pro at the course since the late 70’s and embodies the “tough-as-nails” Afghan persona.

    The hotel made news recently when it was attacked in 2018. Pelton’s favorite room on the third floor of the hotel was blown up.

    They may be disheveled versions of their once glorious selves, but the mystique of the hotel and golf course live on through the logo.

    More items such as mugs, hats, and a restocking of patches and shot glasses will be added to the product line up as it is expanded.

    About DPx Gear

    Founded in 2008 by explorer, author and adventurer, Robert Young Pelton, DPx Gear, Inc. designs, tests and builds hard use equipment for special operations, expeditions and law enforcement. Learn more at www.dpxgear.com.

    Crimson Trace Electronic Sights Available

    Friday, March 15th, 2019

    (Wilsonville, OR) — America’s top brand of laser sights, Crimson Trace®, today announced that several models of its recently released line of electronic sights for pistols and long guns are now widely available in retail outlets, stores and ranges across America. These innovative sights are designed to meet the needs of 3-gun competitors, home defenders, hunters and recreational firearms enthusiasts. The sights include several fields-of-view and reticle choices, and the electronic sights also utilize existing industry standards and installation features that ensure after-market compatibility with a wide variety of firearms and mounting systems.

     

    The new Crimson Trace electronic (battlesights and red dot) sights now available include:

    *CTS-1100 is a 3.5X battlesight with a custom and fully-illuminated Crimson Trace advanced hybrid BDC reticle. This sight is designed primarily for use on a long gun and features a wide field of view and up to 10X levels of brightness. The CTS-1100 is easy to install with an M1913 Picatinny mount, is waterproof, and provides long-term operation on the provided CR2032 battery.

    *CTS-1300 is an open red dot sight with 3.5 MOA round dot aiming reticle. The sight provides 1X magnification and up to 7X brightness with a high efficiency LED.  This compact open reflex sight is designed for use on shotguns or rifles and utilizes a low-profile M1913 Picatinny mounting platform. This electronic sight is housed in an anodized aircraft grade aluminum housing and is covered under a 3-Year Limited Warranty.

    Crimson Trace electronic sights provide excellent light transmission and can be used in low-light conditions. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices begin at $199. Users will find the complete sight line offers many advantages.  They are secured in a machined aluminum housing; utilize multi-coated optics to provide a vivid edge-to-edge view; are shock-resistant, dust-proof, and fog-proof; and, all sights permit the user to adjust brightness levels to meet individual preferences and changing light conditions. Each open red dot sight comes equipped with a cover to protect the sight and to keep it clean. These sights are covered under the Crimson Trace Free Batteries for Life program.

    Full details on these new sights, and the 400-plus laser sights with green or red diodes, can be reviewed at www.crimsontrace.com.

    5.11 LAUNCHES 5.11 ABR ACADEMY AT COMPANY-OWNED RETAIL STORES

    Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

    Irvine, Calif. (March 12, 2019) – Global leader in innovative tactical apparel, footwear and gear, 5.11 Tactical, is officially launching a program of instructional classes hosted at its 45 company-owned retail stores throughout the U.S. The 5.11 ABR (Always Be Ready) Academy events are free to the public and will be held monthly at different company-owned retail locations nationwide. The 5.11 ABR Academy shows 5.11’s commitment to the 5.11 Always Be Ready mentality extending beyond just a customer’s apparel, footwear and gear.

    “One of the main focuses of 5.11’s company-owned retail expansion plan is to make 5.11 stores experiential retail destinations,” said 5.11’s Senior Vice President of Retail, Jeff Roberts. “We will provide our consumers with not only the gear they need to be ready – but also practical experiences to help them be prepared too.” Roberts continues, “Our 5.11 ABR Academy program will transform our stores into more than just a point of sale – they’ll serve as the interactive consumer destinations we always intended for our stores to be.”

    The clinics themselves will provide attendees with lessons in readiness skills within five main areas of training: trauma care, self-defense, everyday/concealed carry, fitness and outdoor adventure. Each class will be hosted by certified experts in each field and provide consumers with first-hand learning and guidance in these areas of practice. The 5.11 ABR Academy mission is to empower the community to “Always Be Ready.”

    To learn more about 5.11’s ABR Academy and see a list of events nationwide, please visit: www.511tactical.com/ABRAcademy

    For more information on 5.11, its product offerings or in-store events, please contact: pr@511tactical.com.

    About 5.11 Tactical
    With offices around the globe, 5.11 works directly with end users to create purpose-built apparel, footwear and gear designed specifically to enhance the safety, accuracy, speed, and performance of tactical professionals and enthusiasts worldwide. 5.11 products exceed rigorous standards, which have allowed the brand to establish a reputation for innovation and authenticity, and become the premier choice for those who always have to be ready. 5.11 products can be purchased online, through authorized dealers and retailers, as well as at 5.11 company-owned retail stores.

    Learn more about 5.11’s best-selling tactical gear and accessories at www.511tactical.com. Find a full list of 5.11 company-owned retail stores at https://www.511tactical.com/locations/. Connect with 5.11 on Facebook, Twitter @511Tactical and on Instagram @511Tactical and #511tactical

    REMINGTON CUTLERY RELEASES NEW PRODUCTS FOR 2019

    Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

    Post Falls, ID–3/5/2019 –Remington Cutlery introduced its second group of products under the official license of Buck Knives, Inc. at SHOT Show 2019 in Las Vegas, NV.

    Bullet Knives – Limited Edition
    The first Bullet knife was introduced in 1922. Many variations of this legendary knife have been created since that time. The Limited Edition MOA Bullet knife and the MOA Bullet knife are the 2019 editions, with limited quantities. The Limited Edition MOA Bullet knife features a drop point, 420HC stainless steel blade with an Ivory Paper Micarta® handle detailed with a custom sterling silver bullet medallion. The MOA Bullet knife also has a 420HC steel blade and is accented with a green DymaLux® wood handle and nickel silver bullet shield. Each Bullet knife in this series is proudly made in the USA.
    MSRP: $175-$275

    Heritage Series
    New additions to the Heritage Series include three folding pocket knives resembling the Stockman, Trapper, and Toothpick customer favorites. Each knife is constructed of 420J2 stainless steel and a beautiful wood handle with the Remington logo. MSRP: $20-$30

    Sportsman Series
    Realtree EDGE™ camo is now a handle option for the popular fixed and folding versions in the Sportsman Series. This series, consisting of small and large folders and fixed blades, features 420J2 stainless steel and nylon or thermoplastic rubber handles. Sportsman Shears have also been added to the line-up, featuring green thermoplastic rubber handles and 420J2 stainless steel. MSRP: $19-$37

    Tactical Series
    With a focus on strength and durability, this series now includes tiger stripe camo framelock knife with partially serrated tanto blade and a Black Oxide coated stainless steel clip. This series also features new assisted opening drop points available with anodized aluminum or polypropylene/thermoplastic handles. MSRP: $28-$35

    Everyday Carry
    Two folders have been added to the everyday category of lightweight, easy carry knives. Both knives feature 420J2 stainless steel and a convenient satin finish stainless steel clip. MSRP: $26-$27

    All Remington products are backed by a Lifetime Warranty.

    Two veterans launch GunLamps on Kickstarter | Badass lamps for badass people

    Monday, March 4th, 2019

    Los Angeles, March 2019 – GunLamps has launched on Kickstarter with a modest $10,000 funding goal. GunLamps was co-founded by a US Marine Corps veteran and a British Army veteran, who met in California in 2012, became best friends, and business partners. What started as a simple gift idea, from one gun-lover to another, has developed into an exciting business endeavor with uncapped potential. We’re launching this Kickstarter campaign to fund initial production and jump-start the business Sebastian Calvo, one of the co-founders said.

    Sebastian “Seabass” Calvo served 7 years in the US Marine Corps as a Combat Engineer Officer, deploying to both Afghanistan and Iraq. He left the military in 2018 to pursue his Masters in Business Administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

    Geraint “Gez” Jones served 12 years as an infantryman in the British Army. He is a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. Gez has written several of his own books and has co-authored with James Patterson. He is a New York and Sunday Times best selling author.

    Our goal:
    We’re aiming to reach a goal of $10,000 Geraint Jones said and we’re also looking for a $25,000 investment for 10% of the business. Since our founding, we have screened multiple manufacturing facilities and tested countless prototypes, and we have arrived at a quality we feel is worthy of stamp of approval as military veterans. We are now ready to start stocking inventory and fulfilling orders, and monetary support through investors or on our Kickstarter will help get that started.

    Our mission:

    To design and manufacture stylish, high-quality, and affordable products for gun-lovers across the country, helping them effortlessly decorate their homes, offices, or man caves (preferably all three).

    Our products:

    Choose between our unique .44 Magnum or 1911 paper towel dispensers, and our exclusive GunLamps product line, such as the M4 or RPG. We have several color finishes to choose from including a black ops collection, and all of our products come with free shipping anywhere in the continental US.

    GunLamps web: www.GunLamps.co
    GunLamps Kickstarter: http://kck.st/2T390Zz
    GunLamps Instagram: @gunlamps
    Contact: hello@gunlamps.co

    DPX GEAR INTRODUCES THE LIGHTER, SMALLER, STRONGER AMERICAN-MADE EDC – THE DPX HEST/F URBAN G10 IN OD GREEN

    Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

    San Diego, CA – March, 1, 2019 – DPx Gear has released its new classic folder; the smaller, stronger, American made HEST/F Urban G10 in OD Green. The Urban reduces size and weight, compared to its larger, Italian-made bigger brother HEST/F 2.0, while increasing strength. That’s not something you hear much these days.

    Designed by Robert Young Pelton for DPx Gear and made by Southern Grind in Atlanta, GA, the DPx HEST/F Urban is the last pocket knife you’ll need for every day carry. Small, light and feature-packed, it’s just as at home in your jeans as it is in the tackle box. An heirloom quality piece of US craftsmanship that can be passed down generations with the support of a no-questions-asked lifetime warranty that DPx Gear customers deserve.

    Designer Robert Young Pelton is not just known for surviving wars, he is also an award winning designer, having earned recognition for his knife designs and has secured over a dozen patents licensed to DPx Gear.

    When Pelton was challenged with creating a smaller EDC version of the legendary hard use DPx HEST/F 2.0, the results were impressive. The HEST 2.0 features a thicker (.19″ vs the Urban’s .16″ thickness), longer (the 2.0 is 3.15” long vs the Urban’s 2.9”) blade but shares the same frame thickness with its smaller brother, the Urban. Weight has been reduced by an ounce and half (4.9 oz vs 3.55 oz) yet the usable blade edge is only about a quarter on an inch less.

    The Urban G10 materials make familiar and liberal use of DPx hallmarks like Grade 5 Ti-6Al-4V alpha-beta titanium alloy for the lock bar frame side.

    To lighten the G10 version we use the rough grip phenolic epoxy resin to make a lighter, smaller but actually tougher when thicknesses to length is tested.

    In keeping with only using American-made materials, the blade steel is CPM 154. Crucible Particle Metallurgy makes steels specifically for hard use knives. CPM 154 is a powdered steel compacted into shape, creating a perfect mixture made up of extremely fine particles. This gives the final DPx steel a flawless finish with better corrosion resistance and edge retention.

    The finish of a DPx Gear knife is flawless. The Urban G10 in Olive Drab features a rough finish G10 frame side and a stone washed raw Ti side. The hardware is 440 Stainless and the high sabre grind blade is our new Ghost Grey matte finish PVD.

    A made in America, hard use EDC folding knife that looks good, feels greats and lasts a lifetime.

    Product Specifications

    MSRP: $350
    SKU: DPHSF060
    Blade Length: 2.9” / 73.66 mm
    Blade Steel: CPM 154
    Blade Thickness: 0.16” / 4.06 mm
    Blade Finish: Ghost Grey matte PVD
    Overall Length: 6.7” / 170.18 mm
    Closed Length: 4.33” / 110 mm
    Handle: Stonewashed 6Al4v Titanium and G10
    Patents: www.dpxgear.com/patents

    dpxgear.com/collections/folding-knives/products/dpx-hest-f-urban-g10-od-green

    XTech Tactical Joins Front Lines with Commufornia Special

    Thursday, February 28th, 2019

    February 28th, 2019 – Mesa, AZ
    XTech Tactical, a rapidly growing innovative firearms accessory manufacture, is now shipping its MAG47 10/30 (MSRP $29.95) as its introduction of the “Commufornia Special” magazine line. The MAG47, which has widely been established as the greatest US Made AK Magazine, is now available for those in states that currently do not permit standard capacity magazines.

    The MAG47 10/30, just like the MAG47 features:

    -Stainless steel reinforced feed lips and locking lugs
    -Stainless steel spring
    -Tool free disassembly and reassembly
    -Industry leading polymer
    -Waffle and tread pattern to ease in extraction and insertion
    -Counts as 3 922r components
    -MADE IN USA

    The MAG47 10/30 will not function if its blocker is removed due to its reduced spring, and the magazine is only marked as a 10-round magazine. Rebuild kits will be available from the company should users relocate to free states or their local laws change to permit standard capacity magazines.

    The company will donate $1 per “Commufornia Special” magazine from its website for the life of the “Commufornia Special” line. This donation will go towards efforts that protect the inherent Constitutional rights of all Americans. XTech Tactical has selected Gun Owners of America (GOA) as the recipient of this donation. The magazines will also ship with a $5 off annual membership offer to Gun Owners of America.

    “XTech Tactical has historically chosen to not consider producing any state compliant products. Our rational has been that such products quiet those in restrictive states. We hope that the message of the “Commufornia Special” line will unify, educate, and assist those in restrictive states to fight for the rights of all Americans. This is our way of joining the front line of the fight! We are excited to work with the team at Gun Owners of America and encourage other manufactures to consider similar partnerships with organizations fighting to retain our rights”, stated Jeremy Deadman, XTech Tactical’s Director of Sales and Marketing.

    Dealers can contact dealers@xtechtactical.com or contact Zanders Sporting Goods.

    For more information on XTech Tactical please visit www.xtechtactical.com

    Navy Returns to Flying Union Jack

    Friday, February 22nd, 2019

    From Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs

    190219-N-QD512-0022
    NORFOLK (Feb. 19, 2019) Quartermaster 2nd Class Taylor Miller, from Kent, Ohio, unfurls the union jack on the jack staff of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower is undergoing a planned incremental availability during the maintenance phase of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaleb Sarten/Released)

    WASHINGTON (NNS) — The Navy released a NAVADMIN 039/19 directing the display of the Union Jack in lieu of the First Navy Jack aboard Navy ships and craft, Feb 21.

    U.S. Navy ships and craft will return to flying the Union Jack effective 4 June 2019. The date for reintroduction of the Union Jack commemorates the greatest naval battle in history: the Battle of Midway, which began on 4 June 1942.

    “Make no mistake: we have entered a new era of competition. We must recommit to the core attributes that made us successful at Midway: integrity, accountability, initiative, and toughness,” said Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson. “For more than 240 years, the Union Jack, flying proudly from jackstaffs aboard U.S. Navy warships, has symbolized these strengths.”

    The Union Jack is a flag consisting of 50 white stars, representing each of the 50 states, on a blue background. A version of this Jack first flew in 1777 and was updated as new states joined the Union.

    “The Union Jack is deeply connected to our heritage and our rise as a global nation with a global Navy,” said Richardson. “The Navy is a symbol that projects American values to the world. Just as the Navy embodies the values and principles that we hold dear, our very appearance in port and at anchor communicates important messages.”

    The Navy will re-establish the custom in which the commissioned ship in active status having the longest total period in active status, other than USS Constitution, will display the First Navy Jack until decommissioned or transferred to inactive status. As of 4 June 2019, the only warship authorized to fly the First Navy Jack is USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19).

    This policy change does not affect the wearing of the First Navy Jack patch as an optional uniform component on TYPE II/III Navy Working Uniforms.

    Get more information about the Navy from US Navy facebook or twitter.

    For more news from Chief of Naval Operations, visit www.navy.mil/local/cno/.

    Brownells Becomes Title Sponsor for The 2019 Tactical Games

    Friday, February 8th, 2019

    GRINNELL, Iowa (February 6, 2019) – Brownells is proud to announce its 2019 title sponsorship of The Tactical Games, a series of exciting “battles” designed to test America’s best warrior-athletes in a combination of two-gun shooting and military-style training, with elements of both Strongman and CrossFit® competitions mixed in.

    The first two installments of The Tactical Games 2019 schedule are set for February 23 and 24 at the Merdian Public Safety Training Facility in Meridian, Mississippi, and Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet, Texas, on March 16 and 17. More 2019 dates will be announced soon.

    Former U.S. Army Green Beret Tim Burke co-founded The Tactical Games, bringing to bear his more than 21 years of experience in U.S. Special Operations as well as his career as the head of a law enforcement counter-terrorism unit.

    “The Tactical Games provide an immediate, no-nonsense metric that either validates or challenges your training methods and conclusions.  It is the only sporting event of its type available for open enrollment,” said Burke. “If you work with or carry a gun for any reason, why wouldn’t you compete at The Tactical Games?”

    Among athletes scheduled to compete this year are John “Tig” Tiegen who helped defend the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and Tes Salb, well-known NRA editor, pistol instructor and pentathlete.  

    Both men and women are welcome to compete in The Tactical Games. Mens’ classes are broken down into Elite, Intermediate (based on PT scores) and Master (45 years of age and older). Currently, all women, regardless of age or PT score, compete in the women’s division.

    Participants do not need to have a military or law enforcement background to enter, but should be in good physical condition and have a reasonable familiarity with firearms. To learn more or to sign up, visit www.thetacticalgames.com.

    UMAREX Expands Official License with Smith & Wesson

    Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

    FORT SMITH, Ark., (January 22nd, 2019) – UMAREX GmbH & Co. KG (UMAREX), headquartered in Germany, expands Smith & Wesson® licensed replica offerings with the addition of airsoft and paintball categories. UMAREX® has been Smith & Wesson’s license partner for BB and pellet guns since 1996.

    Eyck Pflaumer, managing partner of UMAREX, stated, “We are very excited to further expand our license relationship with Smith & Wesson into the airsoft and paintball category. The Smith & Wesson brand is an iconic brand enjoying worldwide reputation. We are proud and honored to be Smith & Wesson’s partner since 1996. As the leading manufacturer and provider of replica airguns, we will give the new Smith & Wesson airsoft and paintball lines our utmost attention to please enthusiasts worldwide.”

    The Elite Force Airsoft and Training 4 Engagement sales teams of Umarex USA will display 6mm airsoft and .43 caliber paintball models at the 2019 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in booth number 15062 and booth 20112 in the law enforcement section.

    Cliff Eisenbarger, National Sales Manager for Umarex USA’s Elite Force airsoft division said, “Our quality, consistency, and service has set airsoft industry standards to a whole new level and with the addition of Smith & Wesson to our strong assortment of licensed brands, we will continue to dominate the replica airsoft gaming market in six millimeter.”

    About UMAREX
    The UMAREX Corporate Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of over-the-counter firearm replicas and the largest importer of airguns in Europe. Its range of products comprises guns for defense and leisure time as well as sporting arms, airsoft guns, steel goods and top quality LED lighting devices. Founded in 1972, the company located in Arnsberg is now run by the second generation of the two founding families. An Austrian subsidiary with headquarters in Niederndorf and the company, Umarex USA, based in Fort Smith, Arkansas, also belong to the Corporate Group. Together they maintain the group’s global presence through an extensive network of distribution partners. For more information about UMAREX Corporate Group visit UMAREX.com.

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

    NRA, Pyramyd Air Launch New Range in a Box

    Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

    FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association and Pyramyd Air are excited to announce the launch of a new Range in a Box for 2019. The Range in a Box program presented by Pyramyd Air provides temporary air gun ranges to approved clubs and organizations free of charge to facilitate basic firearm safety training and “fun shoot” types of events for people with disabilities.

    The Range in a Box provides nearly everything needed to set up a temporary air gun range, including air rifles, air pistols, the portable range, rifle rests and reactive targets. The key components are: seven T-200 Sporter Rifles; three Air Venturi Pistols; one large (8 feet wide by 24 feet long) portable range from Crosman; three Ultimate Tripod rifle rests from McFadden Machine Company; and various reactive target systems from Pyramyd Air. Shipping to and from the event location is also provided at no cost to the user. Consumable materials such as air and tanks, pellets and paper targets are not included.

    This resource is intended for use by any organization planning an event to include people with disabilities—the most common participants being veterans’ groups, rehabilitation facilities and gun clubs. To get started, a representative of the group must contact the NRA Adaptive Shooting Program at adaptiveshooting@nrahq.org or visit adaptiveshooting.nrahq.org to print the application and user agreement. Each organization may use the Range in a Box two times to establish the viability of such an event and is then encouraged to apply for grants through The NRA Foundation to purchase its own equipment.

    The NRA Adaptive Shooting Program strives to remove barriers that prevent interested groups from hosting more events for people with disabilities by merging the resources of industry partners such as Pyramyd Air with the commitment of the community to spread firearm safety training to a very deserving segment of the population. For more information, visit adaptiveshooting.nrahq.org.

    About the National Rifle Association
    Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. 5.5 million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit www.nra.org.

    Thousands Apply to Join New Army eSports Team

    Sunday, January 27th, 2019

    FORT MEADE, Md. — Over 6,500 Soldiers are already hoping to be part of a new Army esports team that will compete in video game tournaments nationwide in an effort to attract potential recruits.

    “It’s essentially connecting America to its Army through the passion of the gaming community,” said Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Jones, NCO-in-charge of the budding team.

    About 30 Soldiers are expected to be picked for the team and some of the first positions could be filled this summer. Only active-duty and Reserve Soldiers are currently allowed to apply.

    Those chosen will be assigned to the Marketing and Engagement Brigade for three years at Fort Knox, Kentucky, where the Army Recruiting Command is headquartered.

    While they will not become recruiters, team members will receive a crash course on Army enlistment programs to answer questions from those interested in learning about the service.

    Once built up, the team will fall under an outreach company that will also include an Army rock band and a functional fitness team.

    Not everyone on the team will compete. Those who will may train up to six hours per day on video games, Jones said, adding that gameplay sessions would be live streamed or recorded for spectators to watch.

    Esports has ballooned in popularity in recent years with millions of followers.

    In August, the Washington Post reported that esports could generate about $345 million in revenue this year in North America. In 2017, a major esports tournament in China also drew a peak of more than 106 million viewers — roughly the same number of those who watched last year’s Super Bowl.

    “It’s something really new and it’s been gaining a lot of steam,” Jones said.

    While on the team, Soldiers will still conduct physical training, weapons qualifications and other responsibilities that come with being a Soldier. They will also have to maintain certifications in their military occupational specialty.

    “Outside of that, there will be esports training,” Jones said. “So whatever game they’re playing in, they’ll not only be playing it, but be coached in it to get better.”

    The team, he said, shares a similar concept to that of other Army competitive teams that continually train, such as the Golden Knights parachute team, World Class Athlete Program and Army Marksmanship Unit.

    “Esports is like traditional sports,” he said. “Nobody can just walk in and expect to play at a competitive level.”

    The Army, he said, already has talented gamers out there who can compete in events.

    Last weekend, a few Soldiers competed at PAX South in San Antonio as a way to introduce Army esports to the greater gamer community.

    In one of the events, a Street Fighter V tournament, two Soldiers placed first and second.

    “This is the perfect opportunity to showcase not only to the Army, but to the civilian populace and the esports industry that we also have what it takes,” Jones said of the events.

    Recruiters from the San Antonio Recruiting Battalion also joined them and were able to generate some leads with potential recruits, he added.

    There are plans to do the same at the PAX East exposition in Boston in late March.

    As a gamer and a recruiter himself, Jones said the team can help bridge the civilian-military gap by breaking down misconceptions some young people may have about the Army.

    Being able to play their favorite video games with others who share the same passion is also a bonus.

    “For a lot of Soldiers, to include myself, it’s like a dream come true,” Jones said. “This is just one of those ways we can start the conversation.”

    Story by Sean Kimmons, Army News Service

    Photos by SSG Ryan Meaux

    Stoeger Airguns Introduces New Generation of Technology with the S4000-E Air Rifle

    Saturday, January 26th, 2019

    ACCOKEEK, Md. (January 24, 2019) – Stoeger has redesigned its line of airguns for 2019 and the flagship rifle is the fast-shooting, hard-hitting, yet quiet S4000-E. Whether backyard plinking or hunting small game, the features and adaptability of the S4000-E offer superior shooting performance at an economic price.

    Available in .177 and .22 calibers, the S4000-E airgun features a powerful break-action Gas Ram piston to launch alloy pellets up to 1,200 fps (1,000 fps for lead) for the .177 caliber and up to 1,000 fps (800 fps with lead) for the .22 caliber. A two-stage adjustable trigger and automatic ambidextrous safety make these airguns suitable for all shooters. A fiber optic rear sight is fully adjustable for elevation and windage, while interchangeable red and orange fiber optic front sight inserts keep shooters on target.

    Versatility shines on the S4000-E with its advanced ergonomics. The grip and forend feature efficient and innovative ProAdaptive Checkering. This grip surface allows shooters to feel as if the airgun is a natural extension of their bodies, providing quick, instinctive aiming and enhanced shooting comfort. The Multi-Grip System offers additional adaptability by giving shooters the ability to personalize style and shooting comfort by choosing between the embossed grips or the ProAdaptive Checkering.

    When being quiet counts, the integrated S3 suppressor dramatically reduces shot noise while a recoil-absorbing buttpad takes the bite out of shooting. Both the .177 caliber and .22 caliber airguns are available in a rifle/optics combo package that includes a 4 x 32 mm riflescope and has an MSRP of $179. MSRP for the rifle only is $149 for both calibers.

    All Stoeger Airgun models feature a best-in-class 5-year warranty.

    Stoeger S4000-E Airgun

    Rifle only
    Caliber(s): .177; .22. Velocity: .177 – up to 1,200 FPS (1,000 with lead); .22 – up to 1,000 FPS (800 with lead). Action: Break action. Sights: Fiber-optic. Trigger: Two-stage adjustable. Safety: Automatic, ambidextrous. Finish: ProAdaptive Checkering, Multi-Grip System. Warranty: 2 years. MSRP: $149.

    Rifle/Optics Combo
    Caliber(s): .177; .22. Velocity: .177 – up to 1,200 FPS (1,000 with lead); .22 – up to 1,000 FPS (800 with lead). Action: Break action. Sights: 4 x 32 scope. Trigger: Two-stage adjustable. Safety: Automatic, ambidextrous. Finish: ProAdaptive Checkering, Multi-Grip System. Warranty: 2 years. MSRP: $179.

    HatsanUSA, Inc. Launches New Vectis Airgun at SHOT Show

    Monday, January 21st, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Vectis Features

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

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

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

    Sunday, January 20th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Saturday, January 19th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    www.airventuri.com/av

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

    Thursday, January 17th, 2019

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

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

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

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

    ProForce M17 Airsoft Pistol:

    Total length: 8.5”

    Barrel length: 5.5”

    Weight: 2.6 lbs.

    Finish: Coyote Tan

    Muzzle Velocity: up to 330 fps

    Muzzle Energy: 1 joule

    Caliber: 6mm BB

    Magazine Capacity: 21

    Power Source: CO2 or Green Gas

    MSRP: $179.99

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

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

    ProForce P229 Airsoft Pistol:

    Total length: 7”

    Barrel length: 4.75”

    Weight: 1.85 lbs.

    Finish: Black

    Muzzle Velocity: up to 330 fps

    Muzzle Energy: 1 joule

    Caliber: 6mm BB

    Magazine Capacity: 25

    Power Source: Green Gas

    MSRP: $ 179.99

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