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Buck Knives Adds 722 SpitFire to Custom Knife Shop

Friday, October 5th, 2018

Post Falls, ID — Thursday, October 4, 2018– Buck Knives has added the popular 722 SpitFire model to its Custom Knife Shop.

The 722 SpitFire is a lightweight everyday carry knife originally released in 2013. Customizable options include a variety of different handle colors and materials, including Aluminum, G10, and Carbon Fiber. Different blade steels and finishes are offered in satin finish, mirror polish, and Cerakote® coated colors. The SpitFire was added to the Custom Knife Shop as an everyday option to offer customers a vast array of selections when designing their knife, including the option to engrave on the blade and handle. Customers can mix and match hardware, spacers, and clips to create their own completely unique version.

“We are continuously adding new products and designs to our Custom Knife Shop,” said Chris Brooks, Director of Brand Management for Buck Knives. “Primarily the customization options have been limited to classic pocket knives and our hunting collection but we are changing this. The SpitFire is a very popular knife, one of my personal favorites, and we are sure it will appeal to our customers interested in an everyday carry knife.”

Buck’s Custom Knife Shop offers exotic handle materials, different blade steels and additional accessories and display boxes on favorite Buck models.

www.buckknives.com/custom-knife/customizable-722-spitfire-knife/CKS722

CATASAUQUA Police Department Implements Viridian Weapon-Mounted Camera

Monday, October 1st, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – October 1, 2018 – Viridian Weapon Technologies announces that the Catasauqua Police Department, located just outside of Allentown, Pennsylvania, has deployed the FACT Duty™ Weapon-Mounted Camera (WMC™). Viridian and Catasauqua will hold a joint press conference to discuss this milestone on Tuesday, October 2 at 10:00 a.m. at the Borough of Catasauqua Municipal Complex, 90 Bridge Street, Catasauqua, Pennsylvania 18032.

The FACT Duty fits officer weapons and holsters and records automatically, providing an unobstructed view from the end of an officer’s firearm. The need for this product continues to be validated in current events throughout the United States.

“The transparency and ease of implementation helped us choose this solution,” said Catasauqua Chief of Police Douglas Kish. “A department of our size has a surprisingly large number of interactions with the public. The FACT Duty WMC allows us the coverage for a possible (and rare) Officer Involved Shooting without huge overhead costs or recurring payment requirements.”

Viridian has created an important new category for law enforcement with the introduction of the FACT camera. This unique Weapon-Mounted Camera provides an unobstructed view of critical use-of-force events from the end of the firearm, addressing limitations officers can face with body cameras. The highly advanced WMC employs a 1080p full-HD digital camera with a microphone and 500 lumen tactical light. Viridian’s proprietary INSTANT-ON® technology automatically activates the camera and microphone whenever the officer draws the firearm from its holster. Not only does this eliminate risk of failure to manually turn on the camera during a critical event, but it also keeps the officer from fumbling with cumbersome equipment.

“Catasauqua becomes the first department in Pennsylvania to implement our FACT Duty Weapon-Mounted Camera,” said Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “Current events point to the fact that body and dash cameras alone are inadequate. More than 300 police departments around the country are in the process of testing and implementing FACT Duty WMCs. We’re seeing more and more departments choose our products and I think that is because our WMCs provide an unfettered perspective for officer-involved shootings and other use-of-force incidents, and our products help show what really happened.”

Easy Implementation
FACT WMCs do not require the purchase of supplemental equipment or services and are designed exclusively to answer the needs of today’s officers. The WMC generates just a small fraction of the data to manage compared to other law enforcement recording options because it only records when the officer’s weapon is drawn. This results in significantly lower comparative data management costs. The WMCs fit on existing standard-issue firearms and fit seamlessly in multiple duty holster platforms. The cameras feature a recording time of over three hours to handle virtually any scenario. They also incorporate secured data access and are easily rechargeable.

Body and dash cameras were not designed to capture officer-involved shootings. However, Viridian WMCs were designed specifically for this purpose.

Category Creation and Importance Today
The need for this technology was recognized several years ago. While the product was in development, events continued to unfold that only increased the urgency for Weapon-Mounted Cameras for police officers across America. Pennsylvania has been in the spotlight for these events. From the David Jones shooting in Philadelphia in 2016 to the Antwon Rose II shooting in Pittsburgh this past summer, these tragic events illustrate outrage that occurs partially from a lack of information to determine what happened. These events are the source of massive protests and community disruption.

“As we closely monitor these events around the country along with the aftermath when affected parties do not believe justice was served, we realize that our solution cannot be implemented soon enough by more departments,” said Matthew Plowman, General Counsel at Viridian. “Much of the controversy in so many past incidents and trials was what the officer saw when pulling the trigger. The FACT Duty is a tool to provide objective evidence, both for potential legal proceedings and in helping the community understand what happened. Our WMC also aids police communication to the general public to help eliminate the uncertainty in officer-involved shootings that is the source of much conflict.”

More information on FACT Duty WMCs can be found at ViridianWeaponTech.com/FACT-Duty-Learn-More.

Military Warrior and Veteran to Receive Hero Mobility Machine

Saturday, September 29th, 2018

Wheelchairs for Warriors to Honor Combat Marine Injured and Amputated in War

Houston, Texas (September 28, 2018) – The mission to fit disabled and severely injured protectors with a mobility solution that fits their lifestyle and equip them for continued service to our Nation, continues. Wheelchairs for Warriors has identified their next deserving recipient.

Earlier this year they awarded an advanced wheelchair to Special Forces Green Beret Joseph “Joe” Lowrey of Ontario, California. He was shot through his helmet in Afghanistan in 2014 (during combat operations) from a high-powered rifle, which resulted in a traumatic brain injury and loss of the use of the left side of his body.

Wheelchairs for Warriors next mission turned to the Marines, thanks to Tejano Veterans of Houston, Texas.

We were introduced to Eric “Iron Fist” Morante, a United States Marine Combat Veteran who served 3 tours in Iraq and was injured along with 7 other Marines and a Navy Corpsman, when a suicide bomber detonated 3,000 pounds of explosive under a 15-foot section of bridge.

Sergeant Morante suffered a broken jaw and teeth, facial injuries, fractured wrist and his right leg was amputated, which has given him much discomfort given the limited options for movement of a very active Marine boxer who enters the ring as “Iron Fist” Morante. He currently gets by with a heavy and uncomfortable prosthetic leg and a pair of crutches.

An Interview with Eric Morante (USMC):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH41aDqmxh0 (12 :06 min.)

Wheelchairs for Warriors hero will be recognized and honored in Las Vegas November 7, 2018 at a red-carpet Producer’s Choice Honors (www.ProducersChoiceHonors.com) event, which will feature many prominent music and entertainment stars, including board member Susan Giacona.

Wheelchairs for Warriors was founded to meet a unique need within the rescue and service community for those disabled in the line-of-duty, fighting for our country or rescuing people in harm’s way, to include Combat Veterans, EMS, Firefighters, and Peace Officers.

Wheelchairs for Warriors provides custom-fit, complex, rehab mobility solutions designed for the warrior’s specific needs: depending on their injuries and lifestyle. These wheelchairs can be operated by head, finger, foot, shoulder, puff of breath, eye movement, etc. The wheelchairs can elevate and recline providing comfort and access while also providing relief to pressure points. The adaptive machines are designed by Paul Morgan, their Complex Rehab Seating Specialist.

Wheelchairs for Warriors is currently seeking other wheelchair candidates across the nation.
To learn more about Wheelchairs for Warriors, apply, help someone to apply, and to join the mission, please visit: www.WheelchairsForWarriors.com

Buck Knives Expands 112 Ranger Line of Knives

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Upgraded blade and lightweight options now available

Post Falls, ID — Thursday, September 27, 2018– Buck Knives has introduced a variety of new knives to their lineup this year, including additions to the 112 Ranger line.

The 112 Ranger is now available in a lightweight version. The 112 Ranger LT weighs in at only 2.5 ounces compared to the 5.6 ounces of the original 112 Ranger. Utilizing the same famous 420HC steel clip blade, the bolster and handles were replaced with a lightweight molded nylon to reduce weight while maintaining the same quality and rigidity. MSRP: $34. Made in the USA.

Another addition to the 112 family is the 112 Ranger Pro, available with an upgraded satin finish S30V clip blade and rugged black G10 handle with brushed nickel silver bolsters. This pro version of the 112 with premium materials will easily become a favorite for those who love the 112 and require ultimate performance. Includes a genuine leather sheath. MSRP: $112. Made in the USA.

The additions to the 112 Ranger line all feature blades finished with Buck’s advanced Edge2x™ technology that makes them sharper out of the box, hold an edge longer, and easier to re-sharpen. All are made in the USA and backed by Buck’s respected Forever Warranty.

www.buckknives.com/search?q=112+*+new

1791 GUNLEATHER DEBUTS FIRST-EVER HOLSTER COMBINING CARBON FIBER WITH PREMIUM GUNLEATHER

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Miami, FL, U.S. – (September 18, 2018) 1791 Gunleather®, innovative manufacturer of premium hand-crafted leather gun holsters and belts, today introduced the next evolution in premium leather holsters. The new “Project Stealth” gun holster series by 1791 Gunleather combines American heavy native steerhide with state-of-the-art flexible carbon fiber for the first-ever holster utilizing a proprietary, patent-pending combination of the two materials. The new line of luxury, wearable personal protection holsters incorporates the same patented, American-made CX6® carbon fiber manufactured by Carbitex, that is used by well-known premium brands in the modern automotive, high-end luggage, and professional athletic apparel markets.

“Project Stealth is like no holster you’ve seen before in terms of it’s contemporary, elegant look and exceptional, high-tech performance,” said 1791 Gunleather CEO Ramiro M. Romani. “The patent-pending Project Stealth series of holsters is where luxury, old-world craftsmanship, and the finest quality materials unite to deliver the most intriguing and fashionable EDC holsters ever seen. This outside-the-waistband series of holsters is not only lightweight and flexible, but extremely durable and aesthetically stunning,” he said. “Project Stealth represents the perfect marriage between classic and tactical, and will undoubtedly lead the way for many more provocative 1791 Gunleather products in the future.”

“By combining premium American, heavy native steerhide with high-tech, flexible CX6 carbon fiber, every day carry just became significantly more comfortable while achieving an unprecedented level of performance,” said Romani. “The Project Stealth series of holsters boast the broken-in feel of leather combined with the strength and durability of flexible carbon fiber. Your sidearm is surrounded by premium leather on the inside, and further protected by durable carbon fiber on the outside,” he said.

The 1791 Gunleather passive retention system is perfected by adding flexible carbon fiber to the mix. “And, while the carbon fiber you’re used to seeing in holsters is lightweight and strong, it’s also very rigid, inflexible, and tends to scuff your firearm. The advantage of using the state-of-the-art CX6 carbon fiber is that its malleable,” Romani said. CX6 technology harnesses carbon fiber’s trademark strength and lightweight characteristics in an adaptable form, and does not stretch. According to Romani, the holster has been engineered to provide a new level of function for wearers through its enhanced strength, suppleness, and superior firearm retention.

“Project Stealth pancake-style holsters contour to the body in the same fashion as our premium leather holsters, while presenting a reduced carry weight, and enhanced retention for the most discerning folks,” said Romani. “However, where our competition sells standard quality, leather-only holsters in excess of $120, the patent-pending Project Stealth holsters are being introduced at less than $100,” he said.

“Carbon fiber is used in aircraft, automobiles, and even helmets,” said Romani. “And by incorporating the latest generation of carbon fiber innovation into our newest holster designs, we’re offering you an indulgence you won’t find elsewhere. The sophisticated CX6 carbon fiber in our Project Stealth series is incredibly abrasion and UV resitant, its tensile strength is unmatched, and because of reduced weight, our holsters are less bulky, and perform exceptionally well year after year.” Perhaps the best advantage, stated Romani, “Is that our carbon fiber does not stretch, so responsive unholstering is guaranteed.”

1791 Gunleather Project Stealth Holster Features:

  • Engineered for comfort and style with 100 percent American-made materials – premium heavy native steerhide and Carbitex patented CX6 carbon fiber
  • Longest-lasting leather holster on the market
  • Only flexible carbon fiber and premium steerhide holster available
  • Remarkably flexible, molds to body
  • Extremely responsive unholstering with NO stretching for a precise, rapid draw time after time
  • Noticeably lightweight
  • State-of-the-art CX6 flexible carbon fiber delivers added durability, and will not stretch, snag, split, or break
  • CX6 carbon fiber delivers best strength and abrasion resistance
  • A lighter holster maintains carbon fiber’s lightweight characteristics while reducing overall carry weight
  • Bold, luxurious, and elegant
  • Offered in several styles including: BH1, BHC, BH2.1, BH2.3, and BH2.4
  • Outside-the-waistband, open top, multi-fit belt holster
  • Excellent retention for a wide range of firearms
  • Lifetime Warranty and 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Introductory MSRP: $99.99
  • Romani commented that CX6 is used by the world’s most discerning brands to push boundaries like never before. “We’re excited to create an entirely new product experience for our customers with patented carbon fiber technologies that are not only lab tested and consumer tested, but validated by athletes too,” he said. “Carbitex CX6 represents an entirely new standard of performance.”

    “For the most reliable and comfortable all-day carry holster, choose the 1791 Gunleather Project Stealth holster that best fits your personal firearm. Handcrafted one at a time, Project Stealth Holsters are the most rigorous and distinctive holsters you’ll ever own,” he said.

    About CX6®Carbon Fiber
    Used by the worlds’ most discerning brands to push boundaries like never-before, Carbitex CX6 technology platforms are engineered to create an entirely new product experience through functionality. CX6 represents a new standard, proven by numbers, and felt by athletes. CX6 carbon fiber is a dense, intricately woven material, engineered with a wet-infusion process that yields the highest tensile strength of any commercially available fiber. Carbon fiber’s trademark strength and lightweight characteristics are enhanced by CX6 technology harnessing an exceptionally flexible form, no stretch, and superior lightweight properties.

    About 1791 Gunleather
    For more than two centuries, the Second Amendment of our great United States Constitution has protected our rights, as citizens of this nation, to keep and bear arms. At 1791 Gunleather, our love and appreciation of the Second Amendment goes hand-in-hand with our passion for the art of gunleather and our respect for the original patriots of this great nation. To us, sheltering your coveted firearms with carefully handcrafted holsters and belts is akin to protecting our loved ones and cherished freedoms.

    Sold in more than 1,200 dealers across the Country, 1791 Gunleather products are made only from the best premium American 100% Certified, Heavy Native Steerhide. Four generations of professional leather artisans meticulously handcraft each holster and belt into beautiful, functional vessels befitting your most prized firearm.

    For further details on 1791 Gunleather Project Stealth Holsters, please click here. For information about 1791 Gunleather, please visit www.1791gunleather.com.

    Special Forces Operators and Improv Comedy Theater Partner To Form Most Unusual Corporate Training Program

    Friday, September 21st, 2018

    What do Special Forces Operators and Improv Comedians have in common? Both work in highly stressful jobs where teamwork is paramount, quick thinking and adaptability are required skills, and potentially dying is part of the job (One literal, one metaphorical).

    Arrow Security & Training, one of the foremost military, and government training companies in the world, and Improv Asylum, a global leader in improv comedy performance and training, have teamed up to create an unlikely partnership. Each company brings their unique approach to teamwork, communication, problem solving and innovation to create a one of a kind immersive interactive learning experience.

    “When I first met Norm and we got to talking about what our companies do, I was blown away by the similar skill sets that are needed to do each job, even though on the face of it they seem wildly different” Says Joe Lopez , Founder and owner of Arrow Security & Training and a retired Special Forces operator. Arrow Security & Training facilitates live immersive training for military personnel preparing to deploy overseas, creating entire immersive worlds that soldiers live and interact in prior to shipping out to some of the most hostile places on the planet. AST works with Green Berets, the Navy SEALS, Marine Special Ops and even the CIA creating realistic environments, from rural Afghan villages to foreign embassies, teaching participants the skills they need to problem solve, work as a team and in many cases stay alive in threatening situations.

    “Joe and his people are just amazing. They are the real deal and as soon as you meet Joe and talk to him you realize that these people are doing something really fantastic with their approach to training. Once I got past the fact that these people are actual American heroes, and that I make pretend for a living, we started to realize that at the base of things we both have devoted our lives to becoming experts at very similar skill sets; performing under pressure, problem-solving with not much more than our wits, and delivering results in a hostile environment; albeit in his environment are people trying to shoot you, ours is drunk people yelling shit at us.” says Norm Laviolette, owner and founder of Improv Asylum in Boston and NYC.

    The two companies began testing an immersive training program at a private compound in New Hampshire that combined the brain training required for improvisation with on the ground SF activities to include withstanding interrogations, restraint defeat, rappelling, weapons training, reacting to a hostile adversary, negotiation techniques and much more. This led to the formation of a joint program called Series 18, with training facilities in New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Virginia.

    “The most effective way to learn is to feel it. To do it. You can go to as many power point seminars as you want, nothing rewires your brain like being in a blacked out room handcuffed to a pole with AC/DC blasting as you try to stay calm and pick cuff’s lock” says Lopez. At the end of the day, it’s not about if you were able to pick the lock, it’s about staying calm and in control of your emotions when faced with an adverse situation”.

    “The crazy thing to me is that the activities that people most feared weren’t the firing of machine guns, or being hooded and interrogated or rappelling off a cliff, it was doing improv. That just blew my mind and also says something about the universal fear people have of public speaking and presenting” says Norm.

    Series 18 programs can be utilized by companies looking for an intensive team learning experience, or by individuals who can sign up for periodic public training sessions. Companies can choose from core programs to ultra-customized offering that can include anything from evasive driving techniques to multi-day military-style missions to performing a live improv show for an actual audience.

    To learn more about Series 18 and their programs please contact Norm Laviolette at norm@series-18.com or go to www.series-18.com. Be forewarned, you will need an access code to view the website, and the Series 18 team is somewhat particular about who they give access to.

    Team Bios

    Joe Lopez is the owner of Arrow Security & Training LLC, out of Nashua NH, a successful government contracting company currently providing training and linguists for Special Operations Command, Marine Special Operations, Intelligence and Security Command, National Guard Bureau, and Customs and Border Protection. Joe’s background is Army Special Operations (Green Beret) and as a commercial helicopter pilot. He is a combat veteran with one tour in Afghanistan in 2002 through 2003 on a Special Forces Detachment Alpha as a Special Forces Engineer/Demolitions Sargent.

    Mario Volpe is a retired Special Forces Operator (Green Beret); he served three tours in Afghanistan conducting combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. A large portion of his career was spent conducting Counter Drug and Counter-Insurgency throughout South America. Mario spent the first half of his Special Operations career as an Engineer/Demolitions Sargent on his team; he then finished out his career as the teams Intelligence Sargent. Since retirement Mario has continued working with the Special Operations Community as an Instructor at the Marine Raider Training Center.

    Buck Knives Introduces Automatic Versions of the Iconic 112 Ranger

    Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

    Post Falls, ID — Wednesday, September 19, 2018– The classic 112 Ranger has been transformed into an exciting automatic knife. The 112 Auto and 112 Auto Elite are powerfully deployed with the push of a button, instantly readying the blade.

    The two 112’s recently debuted at the Outdoor Retailer Show are now available. These versions include a modern twist to the classic utilizing the same Macassar Ebony handles and 420HC steel blade, as well as a black G10 handled version with upgraded S30V steel.

    Mirroring the classic with its brass bolsters and wood handle, the 112 Auto features a 3-inch clip point 420HC steel blade that is easily deployed with a push of a button. Weighing only slightly less than the original, the 112 Auto is only 5.6 ounces. Includes a genuine leather sheath. Made in the USA. MSRP: $175

    The 112 Auto Elite appeals to customers interested in the American classic with an innovative design and upgraded materials. The 112 Auto Elite weighs only 6.1 ounces and features a G10 handle with brushed nickel silver bolsters and 3-inch clip point blade. Includes a genuine leather sheath for safe carry. Made in the USA. MSRP: $225

    www.buckknives.com

    Benelli Invitational Raises $85,000 for Freedom Hunters

    Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

    Proceeds from sporting clays event fund outdoor experiences for soldiers and military families

    ACCOKEEK, Md. (September 18, 2018) – For the fourth consecutive year, the Benelli USA Invitational Shoot drew shooters from across the outdoor industry and the mid-Atlantic region, raising $85,000 for Freedom Hunters to support outdoor opportunities for combat veterans, active duty military personnel and military families.

    This year’s total funds raised eclipsed the previous high of $55,000 in 2017.

    The Benelli USA Invitational Shoot took place on Friday, February 14 at Prince George’s County Trap and Skeet Center in Glenn Dale, Maryland. Attendees competed on a challenging sporting clays shoot in the morning then participated in a silent auction and raffle, whose proceeds also went to Freedom Hunters.

    (L-R) Bud DePlatchett, Freedom Hunters; Laurie Gardiner, Benelli USA Digital Marketing Manager; Tom DeBolt, Benelli USA Executive Team General Manager; Anthony Pace, Freedom Hunters; Tim Joseph, Benelli USA Vice President of Brand Marketing; Tom Deoudes, Freedom Hunters.

    At the conclusion of the event, Benelli USA Executive Team General Manager Tom DeBolt, Benelli USA Vice President of Brand Marketing Tim Joseph and Benelli USA Digital Marketing Manager Laurie Gardiner presented a check for the $85,000 to Anthony Pace, Bud DePlatchett and Tom Deoudes of Freedom Hunters, representing the total amount raised through donations, silent auction bids and raffle ticket sales.

    “We are extremely happy with the dramatic increase in the money raised at this year’s event. Support from the industry has been wonderful,” said Joseph, who also serves as a member of the advisory board for Freedom Hunters. “Not only are we raising dollars for an important cause, but the Benelli Invitational is also a great time to get together with industry partners and friends from across the country for a day of shooting, good food and great camaraderie.”

    Freedom Hunters is a military outreach program whose mission is to convey the outdoor community’s appreciation for the dedication of and sacrifices made by the men and women of the Armed Forces. Through the support of numerous groups and companies, including Benelli USA, Freedom Hunters arranges outdoor adventures and opportunities for active duty soldiers and combat veterans, as well as families of fallen heroes and children of those currently deployed. To learn more about Freedom Hunters, go to www.freedomhunters.org.

    1791 GUNLEATHER ANNOUNCES GUN HOLSTER BELTS

    Friday, September 14th, 2018

    Miami, FL, U.S. – (September 10, 2018) 1791 Gunleather®, innovative manufacturer of premium hand-crafted leather gun holsters, introduced two new gun holster belts to their assortment of hand-crafted leather goods. Available now, in Classic Brown or Stealth Black, 1791 Gunleather Gun Holster Belts are designed to meet the highest expectations of every day carriers and include the 1791 Gunleather Lifetime Warranty.

    “Thanks to the skill of our expert leather artisans the 1791 Gunleather Gun Belts 01 are practically built for carrying your firearm yet stylish enough to wear every day,” said 1791 Gunleather CEO, Ramiro M. Romani. “And considering the high level of quality craftsmanship combined with premium American leather, they’re very reasonably priced at $59.99.”

    “When you invest in a handgun, its important to choose a strong, purpose-built belt designed to spread the weight of your gun over a wide area,” said Romani. “With lower-quality belts the weight of a holstered weapon can take a toll and cause sagging. 1791 Gunleather Gun Belts 01 offer just enough flexibility to remain strong, secure, and comfortable.”

    1791 Gunleather Gun Belts 01 are constructed with full-grain, 14-ounce leather found only on the top and most durable layer of heavy native steerhide. “Our premium American heavy native steerhide is not sanded beyond tanning or dyeing, and the detailed process delivers a superior leather that’s perfect for rugged working belts,” said Romani. “Fashion belts are often made from leather or suede treated with processes that make them softer. Those methods can cause the material to degrade much more quickly, especially when bearing the load of a gun holster. Think of the difference in sturdiness between handbag leather and horse bridle leather. Which would you rather depend on for your EDC gun?” he asked.
    
    1791 Gunleather Gun Belt 01 Features:

  • Built for longevity, comfort, and style with 100 percent American heavy native steerhide
  • High-quality leather warms and molds to your body
  • Reinforced leather delivers added durability for heavier pistols and revolvers, and will not stretch, snag, split, or break
  • Quick and easy-to-use stainless steel roller buckle
  • Genuine Chicago stainless steel screws for a tight, dependable hold (1791 Gunleather never use snaps, plastic, or synthetic materials of any kind)
  • Belt Width: 1.5 inches
  • Belt Length: Sizes range from 32/36 to 48/52
  • Available Colors: Classic Brown, Stealth Black
  • Lifetime Warranty and 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee
  • MSRP of $59.99 is a bargain compared to other high-quality gun holster belts
  • According to Romani, “Our heavy-duty 1791 Gunleather Gun Holster Belts are made to hold all your gear. Anything you want to carry on your waist, from IWB holsters, OWB holsters, flashlights, mag pouches, knives, hammers, tape measures, and multi-tools are options. And because our belts are so rugged, attractive, and versatile, 1791 Gunleather is a top choice among law enforcement, veterans, first responders, and patriots alike. They’re discreet and comfortable for concealed carry, and they’re built to last,” he added.

    For further details on 1791 Gunleather Gun Holster Belts, please click here. For information about 1791 Gunleather, please visit www.1791gunleather.com.

    SIG SAUER Releases M17 Video Series, “The Chosen One”

    Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

    Newington, N.H. (September 12, 2018) – SIG SAUER is excited to announce the release of the M17 video series, “The Chosen One.” The four-part series is a documentary, created in conjunction with the civilian release of the P320-M17, which chronicles the U.S. Army’s exhaustive search for a new sidearm.

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    “The selection of the P320-M17 as the handgun for America’s soldiers was a historic moment for the U.S. Army, and also for SIG as a company. This video series tells the story of the P320-M17 and archives the comprehensive selection process that was undertaken by the U.S. Army,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “It’s a tremendous honor to support the mission of the U.S. Army and provide the handgun that protects those who serve our country in harm’s way.”

    The M17 “The Chosen One” episode guide is as follows:

    Episode One – The Search Begins: A historical review of the U.S. Army’s sidearm leading up to the search for a new modular handgun system to meet the demands of the modern battlefield.

    Episode Two – The Chosen One: The search for the U.S. Army’s new sidearm begins and SIG SAUER develops the modular handgun system that would become – The Chosen One.

    Episode Three – The M17 Enters Service: The M17 is officially placed into service with the 101st Airborne at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

    Episode Four – Own a Piece of History: The M17 is bringing a new level of capability and adaptability to the battlefield helping to keep America’s soldiers safe, and now civilians can own a piece of history with the P320-M17.

    The complete M17 video series, “The Chosen One” can be viewed at sigsauer.com, and on all of the official SIG SAUER social media channels.

    NRA Carry Guard Expo in Richmond CANCELLED Ahead of Forecasted Landfall of Hurricane Florence

    Monday, September 10th, 2018

    RICHMOND, Va. –The National Rifle Association has cancelled the second annual NRA Carry Guard Expo, which was scheduled for Sept. 14-16, 2018 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia, due to the impending threat of severe weather associated with Hurricane Florence.

    The cancellation was made in the interest of public safety due to the forecasted arrival of Category 4 Hurricane Florence in the mid-Atlantic region this forthcoming weekend, and the resulting declaration of a State of Emergency by the Governor of Virginia. This decision required careful deliberation and concern for the safety of attendees, exhibitors and others involved with the event.

    Customers who purchased event tickets or tickets to paid workshops will receive refunds for their purchases.

    Despite this major weather event being beyond human control, the NRA regrets any inconvenience caused by this decision. We look forward to welcoming guests and exhibitors next year to the 2019 NRA Carry Guard Expo, scheduled for Sept. 6-8, 2019, in Fort Worth, Texas.

    About the National Rifle Association

    Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Six 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.

    Cobalt Kinetics EDGE and TEAM Hand Guards Now Available

    Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

    Washington Utah, Sep,5 2018:

    Cobalt Kinetics has added another pair of great products to their growing selection of AR-15 Accessories.

    The Cobalt Kinetics handguard is now available as a universal accessory for the AR-15. This exciting product release has been long-awaited by the DIY AR-15 crowd. 2 handguard models are available, and named for the Cobalt Rifle with which they’re included. The EDGE (characterized by the aggressive points at the muzzle end)

    and the TEAM – tailored for practical competition. It lacks the pointed ends found on the EDGE handguard.

    They’re machined from a 11-pound block of solid 7075 rather than an extrusion which can warp or stress relieve during machining. The result of this extra effort is a perfectly straight finished part- this keeps iron sights centered over the barrel. Features include 2 picatinny rail sections at the muzzle, top and bottom for back-up irons sights and bipods or weapon lights. M-lok pockets are provided on the entire length at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock for unlimited mounting options.

    QD sling cups are also present at each end, and on both sides.

    Where the handguard mates up with the receiver, there’s an extra 1.5” of picatinny rail to allow more mounting options for the main optic.

    These handguards attach to an AR-15 upper by way of a clever 2-piece barrel nut and sleeve.

    The barrel nut has 2 offset rings of 12 threaded holes. The sleeve has 2 rings of 8 countersunk holes for a total of 16. Through some thoughtful engineering, this combination allows for the nut and sleeve to be screwed together at any of 48 locations using 3 screws. The result is a nut that provides perfect alignment and gap-free mounting on any upper receiver.

    A proprietary nut driver is provided.

    Tools required include a proper receiver-holding fixture, ½” drive torque wrench, 3/32” and 2.5mm allen keys. An in/lb. torque driver is recommended for the small screws.

    Skylar Stewart, VP at Cobalt commented, “The handguard has by far been the most requested item since our EDGE rifle hit the market in 2015. It took some clever engineering from our team to develop the barrel nut assembly that will work well with all of the different brands of upper receivers without leaving timing or gap issues. A gap between the upper receiver and the handguard is not acceptable to us. The original 16” handguards are in stock and ready to ship. We’ve also got some shorter versions in the works. Look for those to be available toward the end of this year.

    Both the TEAM and EDGE handguards retail for $285 and can be found on Cobalt’s website at https://www.cobaltkinetics.com/accessories/hand-guards

    Velocity Outdoor Announces Acquisition of Ravin Crossbows

    Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

    (Bloomfield, NY) September 4, 2018– Velocity Outdoor, Inc. (parent company for leading brands such as Crosman and Benjamin Airguns, CenterPoint Archery and Optics, LaserMax, and GameFace Airsoft), today announces the acquisition of Ravin Crossbows, the most revolutionary crossbow company in the outdoor industry.

    Headquartered in Superior, WI, Ravin Crossbows is a leading designer, manufacturer and innovator of crossbows and accessories. Ravin primarily focuses on the higher-end segment of the crossbow market and has developed significant intellectual property related to the advancement of crossbow technology, quickly establishing a reputation as a manufacturer of the industry’s most dependable, durable, accurate and technologically-advanced line of crossbows.

    Robert Beckwith, CEO of Velocity, commented, “Ravin Crossbows are hands-down the most innovative and exciting products in the archery space right now. We are thrilled to be adding Ravin’s high quality, premium performance and intellectual property to the company as a complement to our well established, market- leading CenterPoint archery business.” Ravin joins the Velocity Outdoor portfolio of leading brands including Crosman and Benjamin Airguns, CenterPoint Archery and Optics, LaserMax, Copperhead, and GameFace Airsoft.

    SentryShield Introduces Bulletproof Backpack Insert

    Friday, August 31st, 2018

    Maker of tactical personal protection offers on-the-go security with NIJ Level IIIA-compliant bulletproof insert.

    SOUTH BEND, IN (Aug. 27, 2018) – SentryShield®, maker of personal tactical protection, today introduces its signature bulletproof backpack insert. Available in two sizes (backpack and handbag), the SentryShield insert is engineered with 24 layers of ultra-high molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) to be NIJ Level IIIA compliant and is capable of stopping a variety of ammunition.

    Designed to be travel friendly, the SentryShield is easily concealed and carried in backpacks, laptop bags and other personal belongings. Despite being eight times stronger than steel, SentryShield contains no metal and won’t set off metal detectors in schools, airports or other secure locations.

    “We live in difficult times,” says Jason Wakefield, chief marketing officer. “But ignoring the reality of those times won’t make us any safer. We believe that any measure of protection you can provide yourself or loved ones is a worthy investment, especially one that is always with you as opposed to an afterthought.”

    WATCH: SENTRYSHIELD DEMONSTRATION VIDEO

    The backpack (16.25 by 11.75 inches) and handbag (14 by 10 inches) versions are both only 10 millimeters thick, and weigh only 1.46 and 1.74 pounds respectively, making them a practically unnoticeable addition to any bag for students and travelers.

    But despite their light weight and slim design, these NIJ Level III-A anti-ballistic inserts are capable of stopping a variety of rounds including 9-millimeter FMJ rounds, .44 Magnum bullets, .357 SIG ammunition and 12-gauge slugs thanks to the cross-layered UHMWPE and high-density foam trauma pad.

    “Nothing can offer a guarantee in a tragic situation like one involving an active shooter, but even something as small as SentryShield has the potential to make a very big difference,” says Wakefield.

    The SentryShield retails for $120 and is available now at SentryShieldUSA.com for an introductory price of $89.99. A second SentryShield is available for 50 percent off when purchasing one at full price and entering code Protect50 at checkout for a limited time.

    FEATURES + SPECS

  • NIJ Level III-A Compliant
  • Crafted from 24 layers of cross-woven UHMWP and high-density foam trauma pad
  • Durable nylon sleeve
  • Available in two sizes: Backpack (16.25” x 11.75”) and Handbag (14” x 10”)
  • Ultra-thin 10-mm design
  • Lightweight: (24oz and 28oz)
  • Travel friendly
  • Won’t set off metal detectors
  • NRA National Police Shooting Championships Return To Albuquerque Sept. 24-26

    Thursday, August 30th, 2018

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The 2018 NRA National Police Shooting Championships are scheduled for Sept. 24-26, 2018, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, uniting law enforcement professionals from across the world to test their marksmanship skills in an exciting, challenging competition.

    A shooting tradition since 1962, the NPSC is open to all public and private law enforcement professionals and select law enforcement members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Participation in the event does not require an invitation, and registrants can shoot in as few or many matches as they wish.

    Competitors need not be High Master shooters to attend or excel at the NPSC. In fact, High Masters and Masters make up the smallest group of shooters who attend the championships. Like all NRA Police Pistol Combat (PPC) tournaments, participants compete against shooters in their own skill classification level. Those who have not participated in an NRA PPC tournament or hold no PPC classification may compete as an Unclassified Shooter.

    The NPSC will once again feature the New Mexico Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 22, a free event open to officers who work for New Mexico law enforcement agencies and have not fired in a PPC Match before, as well as for alumni shooters from past New Mexico Challenge events. This event exposes new shooters to the NRA PPC Program and gives them a chance to run through the Stock Service Match in a relaxed atmosphere while receiving shooting tips from experienced shooters.

    “We believe that a law enforcement officer cannot receive enough firearms training, and firearms competition is a direct extension of training,” said Glen Hoyer, Director of NRA’s Law Enforcement Division. “We welcome law enforcement professionals from across the country and around the world to join us in Albuquerque for a challenging, enriching and fun championship tradition.”

    In addition to the shooting matches, tuition-free armorer courses, including courses from Glock, SIG Sauer, Walther, Double Star and Smith & Wesson, are scheduled on Saturday, Sept. 22. The courses will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and pre-registration is required. The 2018 Law Enforcement Equipment Expo will also take place during the NPSC, allowing law enforcement professionals to meet local and national firearm and equipment manufacturers and explore new products.

    Support for the NRA Law Enforcement Division and the 2018 NRA National Police Shooting Championships is graciously provided by Ruger, Mossberg, Kahr Firearms Group, Rocky Brands, Odor Crusher, Otis Technology, and TRU-SPEC. Additional support for this year’s championships is provided by Nine Line Apparel and Present Arms.

    For more information about the 2018 NRA National Police Shooting Championships, including schedule, hotel reservation information, match details and descriptions and more, visit https://lecompetitions.nra.org/national-police-shooting-championship/. To learn more about the NRA Law Enforcement Division and NRA Law Enforcement competitions, call (703) 267-1632 or email LEcompetitions@nrahq.org.

    KRISS Vector Ambidextrous Folding Stock Available Now

    Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

    KRISS USA release new side folding and telescopic stock for Vector GEN II 2017

    August 24, 2018 – Chesapeake, Virginia, USA – KRISS USA announce today the release the KRISS Vector Ambidextrous Folding Stock, a new high quality accessory designed for the KRISS Vector GEN II 2017. The KRISS Vector Ambidextrous Folding stock is shipping now to authorized KRISS USA distributors and dealers, it is also available through the KRISS USA Website with an MSRP of $229.99

    The KRISS Vector Ambidextrous Folding Stock is constructed of steel, aluminum, and advanced polymer composites. The stock can be configured to fold to either the left or the right, it is also telescopic, adjustable to three positions. The KRISS Vector Ambidextrous Folding Stock features two quick detach sling swivel points as well as a sling loop at the rear to accommodate a variety of slings. The stock is available in black and designed specifically for the one piece upper receiver featured on the KRISS Vector GEN II 2017 models.

    For more information about the new KRISS Vector Ambidextrous Stock visit the KRISS USA Web Store: www.kriss-usa.com/store.

    The Lyman Products Commemorative Lyman Sharps Carbine is now Shipping

    Monday, August 20th, 2018

    The Lyman 140th Anniversary Sharps Carbine, made exclusively for Lyman by Davide Pedersoli®, is now shipping to firearms distributors and dealers.

    140th Logo 3inch.jpgMiddletown, Conn. (August 2018) – Lyman® Products, celebrating 140 years in business, unveiled the new 140th Anniversary Lyman Sharps Carbine Model in April of 2018. Designed by the internationally renowned Italian Firearms Group, Davide Pedersoli®, the limited-edition model is now shipping to distribution throughout the United States. The 140 rifles will be serialized from 1 to 140.

    The Lyman Sharps Carbine is a streamlined, lighter weight version of the 1878 model, also made by Pedersoli. The Sharps Carbine is chambered in 30-30 Winchester and equipped with a Lyman #2 Tang sight, (one of the original sights that gave Lyman their start 140 years ago) with the front pivoting to allow the shooter to choose between a blade sight or a globe style bead sight. The rifles are engraved with “Lyman Gun Sight Company 1878 – 2018 140 years” on the brushed nickel receiver. The rifle sports a 24” barrel and weighs in at seven pounds. MSRP is $1,999.95.

    “This beautiful, limited-edition Sharps is a great statement to our 140-year old business,” Trevor Mullen, VP of Global Marketing and Business Development said. “We continue to preserve and respect our firearms heritage and yet look to the future with the most advanced technologies and materials in producing quality, and affordable firearms tools and accessories for our customers.”

    Visit Lyman at www.lymanproducts.com.

    Max Michel Takes Top Prize for Team SIG in First Competition Using SIG SAUER Match Elite Pistol Competition Ammunition

    Saturday, August 18th, 2018

    Newington, N.H. (August 16, 2018) – SIG SAUER Inc. congratulates Team SIG Captain, Max Michel, on his first place finish in the Production Optics Division at the U.S. IPSC Nationals held July 13th – 15th in Frostproof, Florida. The IPSC Nationals marks the first competition Max used the newly released SIG SAUER Match Elite Pistol Competition Ammunition.
    Max Michel Takes Top Prize for Team SIG in First Competition Using SIG SAUER Match Elite Pistol Competition Ammunition.

    “At the IPSC Nationals the stakes are high, I was prepared, and as a result finished very strong. This was my first competition using the new SIG SAUER Match Elite Pistol Competition ammunition and it really gave me an edge,” said Team SIG Captain Max Michel. “This new competition ammunition Lena and I developed with SIG SAUER really delivered during difficult shots on both accuracy and speed. With this being my first official competition using the Match Elite Pistol Competition Ammunition I was really pleased with its performance and shootability during the fast-paced IPSC Nationals.”

    To claim first place at IPSC Nationals Max competed using his P320 X5, Romeo 3 Optic, and the SIG SAUER Match Elite Pistol Competition Ammunition. The IPSC Nationals is one of four qualifying matches that will determine who represents the United States at the next IPSC World Shoot in Thailand in 2020. Max has represented the U.S.A. in the last seven IPSC World Shoots and holds seven Team Gold medals.

    “Max is an exceptional competitor. He is really performing at such a high level right now and we could not be more proud, and impressed, by his wins on behalf of Team SIG,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER Inc. “Max works side by side with our product management and engineering teams to develop products designed for the sport of competitive shooting – clearly the formula for the Match Elite Pistol Competition Ammunition is a big winner.”

    The SIG SAUER Match Elite ammunition, used by Max Michel at IPSC Nationals, is only available online at sigsauer.com/store for $29.99 per box of 50 rounds. Cases of 10 boxes will be available for purchase.

    CMC Triggers Launches its 9mm Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC) Single Stage Trigger

    Friday, August 17th, 2018

    Fort Worth, Texas: Due to the rise in popularity of Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC) rifles and after careful research and development, CMC Triggers has launched their own PCC Trigger. The CMC AR-15 / AR-10 9mm PCC Single Stage Drop-in Trigger, available in both Classic Curved Bow and CMC’s patented Signature Flat Bow, was designed with the highest caliber that one comes to expect from CMC Triggers.

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    The same CMC Trigger that has become respected for use in AR-15 and AR-10 style rifles can now be easily installed in PCC rifles. Previously, PCC rifles with a standard trigger installed had approximately a 50% trigger reset failure rate. CMC’s new PCC Trigger geometry design has overcome those earlier issues. The PCC Trigger’s hammer dimensions have been modified to facilitate the 9mm platform and ensure reliability with each pull of the trigger.

    The CMC Curved Trigger bow has an exceptionally smooth feel and ultra-clean break while the CMC Flat Trigger Bow renders a linear feel unsurpassed by any other trigger bow shape.

    -CMC AR-15 / AR-10 9mm PCC Single Stage Drop-in Trigger Features:
    -Single Stage Match Trigger
    -Ultra-crisp 3.5lb trigger pull with no creep prior to hammer release
    -Glass-smooth break with no feel of grittiness
    -Minimal lock time is designed into the assembly using controlled hammer weight and
    balance activated by a rocket wire hammer spring, assuring repeatable function with
    either commercial or military grade ammunition
    -Positive trigger reset allows a quick follow up shot on target
    -Trigger pull is factory pre-set and not user adjustable
    -Hand assembled, and hand tested
    -Totally self-contained one-piece assembly
    -Includes CMC Anti-Walk Pin Set
    -Fits MIL-SPEC AR-15 and AR-10 style rifles
    -Made from 8620 Alloy Steel and S7 Tool Steel with machined tolerances of +/– .001″
    -Trigger is easy to install following the instructions:
    www.cmctriggers.com/installation-instructions

    While PCC shooting has been around for a while, it has recently become popular for competition shooting. USPSA now allows the PCC to be used in matches. Carbines are easier to shoot fast, and easier to shoot accurately compared to handguns. Many 3-Gun shooters have also found that shooting USPSA with a PCC is a good way to get rifle practice for 3-Gun.

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    CMC Triggers is the original maker and manufacturer of the Drop-in Trigger Group for the AR-15/10 rifle since 2003. CMC’s critical sear engagement surfaces have a propriety machining process that renders superior surface finish and dimensional control. As compared to their competition, the techniques used establish a 1-2 RMS surface finish as opposed to EDMing which leaves a pitty 32 RMS, compared to a mirror which is 0 RMS. CMC Triggers sear engagement overlap is six to eight times greater than their competitors. This provides a much safer trigger and enhances reliability.

    All CMC products come with a Lifetime Warranty and are made in the U.S.A., CMC proudly designs all its products for Law Enforcement, Military and Civilian use.

    For more information about CMC Triggers and all the products we offer please visit us at www.cmctriggers.com.

    Maxpedition – Two New Packs In The Advanced Gear Research Line

    Thursday, August 16th, 2018

    For Fall 2018, Maxpedition introduces two(2) new backpacks in the Advanced Gear Research (AGR) lineup.

    Riftblade 30L – Available in 3 colors, Gray, Tan, black

    Building upon the success of the Riftcore design introduced in early 2016, Maxpedition now offers the larger 30L Riftblade and the more compact 15L Riftpoint to round out this trio of ergonomic concealed carry capable backpacks. This latest release reinforces Maxpedition’s mission in the creating of the AGR line: to build military-grade tactical gear based on cutting-edge research using custom developed materials & components and with modernized aesthetics. Maxpedition’s pursuit of the best since 2003 has cultivated a clientele that has come to expect only products of uncompromising quality, durability and innovation.

    Riftpoint 15L – Available in 3 colors, Gray, Tan, black

    About Maxpedition

    Founded in 2003, Maxpedition successfully optimized the design ethos of American military-grade MOLLE gear to suit the needs of everyday life and popularized its functionality to a global audience. Often imitated but never equaled, genuine Maxpedition gear is the benchmark against which others are compared, and it is trusted by special forces operators, law enforcement officers, adventure travelers and prepared citizens around the world. In 2018 and upon the foundation laid by its Legacy and AGR lines, Maxpedition builds the new Entity series of concealed carry products, further strengthening the Maxpedition brand umbrella of tactical carry solutions.

    In 2018, Maxpedition celebrates its 15 year anniversary. The family-owned company is led by its founder, Tim Tang, and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, USA.

    Radical Firearms to Supply Brazil’s Police and Security Forces

    Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

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    Photos by Paolo Bedran and PPCE

    Radical Firearms supplies RF-15 rifles to law enforcement in Brazil – PPCE – Polícia Civil do Estado do Ceará (1)

    Radical Firearms is proud to share its recent partnership with local law enforcement in Brazil. Just a few days ago Radical Firearms completed delivery of 150 RF-15 rifles to the PPCE (Polícia Civil do Estado do Ceará, or Ceará State Civil Police).

    Ceará is but one of 13 Brazilian states who have chosen Radical Firearms for their security forces.

    The selection of the RF-15 was completed after an extensive evaluation process. Included in that was a visit to the Radical Firearms facility by a team from C.O.R.E. (Coordenadoria de Recursos Especiais, the civil police tactical unit of Rio de Janeiro) and members of the Brazilian government. This particular model of RF-15 were built with a specialty maritime coating to deal with humidity and other unique conditions of the PPCE’s operational area.

    Radical Firearms supplies RF-15 rifles to law enforcement in Brazil – PPCE – Polícia Civil do Estado do Ceará (1)

    These RF-15s were part of a larger order of imported weapons for Brazilian agency, which also included a large number of .40 S&W SIG SAUER P320s and five Armalite AR-10 SuperSASS rifles. Although this initial import was to equip PPCE agents only, additional weapons will be imported by the end of the year for other agencies, including the PPCE’s military counterpart, the PMCE (Policia Militar do Ceara Policia Militar do Brasil). Unlike PPCE agents, PMCE personnel do not conduct traditional criminal investigations, but rather work special emphasis operations to deter violent crime. Other Brazilian agencies, including PCES PMES (Polícia Militar and Polícia Civil do Estado do Espírito Santo) are also in the process of upgrading their weapons and equipment.

    Historically, Brazilian agencies have been required to source firearms from such local manufacturers as IMBEL and Taurus, but that is slowly changing. In fact, as TFB’s Ronaldo Olive reports, Brazil’s Departamento de Polícia Federal (Federal Police Department) and the Polícia Rodoviaria Federal (Federal Highway Police) have both been equipped with foreign-built weapons.

    Radical Firearms supplies RF-15 rifles to law enforcement in Brazil – PPCE – Polícia Civil do Estado do Ceará (1)

    The RF-15 is a 5.56mm rifle with 1 in 7″ Twist 16 in. 4140V Chromoly Melonite Coated barrel. It features M4 feed ramps, 1/2×28 thread pitch, a low profile micro gas block system, and fore end quad Pic Rails. Options for bolt carrier group, charging handle, and rail furniture are available.

    Radical Firearms supplies RF-15 rifles to law enforcement in Brazil – PPCE – Polícia Civil do Estado do Ceará (1)

    Ceará is one of 27 states in Brazil, and is the 8th largest, with a population of some nine million people (about the same as Virginia). It covers a geographic area somewhere between that of Minnesota and Michigan. It’s capital, Fortaleza, is the fourth most populous city in Brazil, is a major ocean port and a significant tourist destination. The crime rate there is very high, and like many urban areas suffers from the violent activities of organized gangs (such as the Comando Vermelho and Guardiões do Estado). It has recently significantly increased its available manpower.
    www.radicalfirearms.com

    Leviathan Group Partners With Nine Line Apparel

    Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Newport, MI (AUG 6, 2018)

    Leviathan Group, a consulting company specializing in providing accurate tactical and military equipment assistance to the film-making and video game world, is proud to announce its new relationship with veteran-owned military apparel company Nine Line Apparel.

    Leviathan has been involved with such films and shows as Deadpool 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, 2, The Walking Dead, The Punisher, and others. They’ve now teamed up with one of the fastest growing privately owned companies in the country (as ranked by Inc. Magazine) to deliver badass shirt designs based on their work in the movie world.

    Current designs include the Leviathan Gauntlet, Leviathan Spoiler, and Leviathan Arrow.

    You can find the full series on the web on the Nine Line Apparel website:

    https://www.ninelineapparel.com/pages/leviathan

    CMMG Unveils New Brand Logo

    Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

    Boonville, MO (8-7-18) – Over the course of its history, CMMG has established a reputation for its quality and innovative AR rifles, pistols and small parts. With the launch of the DefCan suppressor line-up earlier this year, CMMG expanded its presence beyond the AR category. As part of a larger rebranding initiative, CMMG is pleased to unveil its new brand logo, to which the company will transition going into 2019.

    “Our entire team at CMMG is excited to roll out the new brand logo. It’s indicative of how much CMMG has grown since the beginning. Over that time, we’ve worked tirelessly to expand and enhance our product line-up, along with further strengthening our in-house manufacturing and engineering capabilities. This new brand logo is a reflection of that growth and the bright future ahead,” said Chris Reinkemeyer, CEO of CMMG.

    CMMG was established in 2002 by the Overstreet family and currently maintains its factory and headquarters in Boonville, Missouri. Early on, the company focused on building high-quality AR15 rifles and parts in a growing and changing AR market. As the business grew, CMMG expanded its focus to include a greater emphasis on innovation and engineering.

    In 2010, CMMG patented and released its first .22LR AR Conversion Kit for the AR15. The kits have continued to evolve over the years and remain a top seller to this day.

    In 2014, CMMG launched its Mk47 rifle, which was a new mid-sized AR rifle chambered in the iconic 7.62x39mm round and fed from standard AK magazines. At the heart of the Mk47 was CMMG’s POWERBOLT, which features a larger, more durable AR10-sized bolt face to accommodate the wider 7.62x39mm case. The design won multiple awards for rifle of the year and quickly became CMMG’s flagship rifle.

    Following the success of the Mk47, CMMG brought the benefits of the POWERBOLT to other calibers by adding a standard AR15 magwell to the Mid-size platform and releasing the MkW-15 chambered in .458 SOCOM in 2016, and 6.5 Grendel in 2017.

    In 2017, CMMG released the MkG platform chambered in .45 ACP. At the heart of the platform was CMMG’s patented Radial Delayed Blowback operating system, which uses a bolt that is forced to rotate and unlock, slowing the bolt carrier group enough to safely cycle. The benefits of Radial Delayed Blowback are most evident in the reduction of weight in the carrier and buffer. Not only does this system mean you have a lighter rifle, the felt recoil is noticeably less than on a straight blowback system. CMMG has already added additional offerings utilizing the Radial Delayed Blowback system, including the MkGs in 9mm and Mk57 in 5.7x28mm, and more offerings may be on the horizon.

    With a strong commitment to bringing true innovation to the industry, keep an eye on CMMG for exciting new releases in the coming years.

    Crosman Corporation Announces Formation of Velocity Outdoor

    Monday, August 6th, 2018

    Name change reflects company’s diverse and leading outdoor product portfolio and growth prospects.

    Bloomfield, NY August 6, 2018 — Crosman Corporation, a subsidiary of Compass Diversified Holdings, LLC (NYSE: CODI), today announced that its board of directors has approved its holding company’s new name: Velocity Outdoor. The new corporate identity better reflects the diverse portfolio of brands currently under the Crosman Corporation umbrella and highlights the company’s strengths in the hunting, shooting and outdoor markets.

    The name change does not impact any of the market-leading consumer brands, among them Crosman and Benjamin Airguns, CenterPoint Archery and Optics, LaserMax, Copperhead, and GameFace Airsoft. Velocity Outdoor will encompass these historic brands, which are known for innovation, performance, quality, and value.

    “Our company’s roots have been in the airgun category for more than 90 years, and it will continue to represent an important core of our business,” said Bob Beckwith, Chief Executive Officer. “We have also seen significant growth in our CenterPoint Archery brand and recently acquired the LaserMax commercial business. The Velocity Outdoor name will be a strong corporate umbrella to represent a diverse product portfolio and position us for future growth in the outdoor sporting goods market.”

    Product branding and packaging will not change, and our various branded websites will remain the primary consumer-facing e-commerce and customer service websites for the near term. Corporate information will be available at www.velocity-outdoor.com.

    All New Seasons Of Air Warriors And Might Planes Return To Smithsonian Channel

    Friday, August 3rd, 2018

    RETURN TO THE SKIES AND JOIN THE MISSIONS OF STATE-OF-THE-ART AIRCRAFT

    ALL NEW SEASONS OF AIR WARRIORS AND MIGHTY PLANES RETURN TO SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL

    World War II’s most legendary fighter. The world’s first “invisible” plane. The Swiss Army knife of military aircraft. These are just some of the world’s most iconic planes – past and present – that have pushed the boundaries of aviation, gravity, and warfare.

    AIR WARRIORS returns to Smithsonian Channel with an all new season, showcasing the F6F Hellcat, F-22 Raptor and much more. The season premiere examines the rise, fall and rebirth of the legendary AC-130, a massive gunship that brings unparalleled cover for troops on the ground and sheer force to enemy skies, day and night.

    Watch Air Warriors: AC-130 Sneak Peek HERE
    AIR WARRIORS season six premieres Sunday, August 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

    Enjoy a first-class seat aboard the world’s most magnificent flying machines with MIGHTY PLANES. Explore amazing aircraft and meet the men and women around the world who build, maintain, and fly them. The season four premiere, C-2A Greyhound, details one of the strongest most dependable transport Greyhounds of all time. This lifeline for the U.S. Navy transports high-priority cargo such as critical aircraft parts, passengers, and even the mail. But, it takes a very skilled pilot to land this massive plane on busy, rolling flight decks. Discover the training that goes into becoming such a pilot as we follow four students pushing themselves to the limit to join this elite group.

    Watch/upload Mighty Planes: C-2A Greyhound Sneak Peek HERE
    MIGHTY PLANES season four premieres Sunday, August 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT