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D Day Commemorative Combat Shotgun

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

MKS Supply, LLC, Dayton OH, July 2019 – The exclusive marketer for Inland Manufacturing is proud to offer a special limited edition Ithaca Model 37 combat shotgun to commemorate and honor the 75 Anniversary of the D Day landings.

Only 100 of this this limited edition Ithaca Model 37 will be made. Each shotgun comes with a certificate of authenticity denoting the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings with the shotgun’s serial number imprinted on the certificate. A tasteful D Day commemorative cartouche is imprinted on the right side of the stock. Additionally, the company has authorized a special suggested retail price for these select 100 guns of only $1,049.

Manufactured by Ithaca in a joint and exclusive effort with Inland Manufacturing, this Ithaca Model 37 “trench gun” is faithful to the lethal original from its bead sight, Parkerized finish, oiled wood stock, ventilated hand guard to its robust lug for the long 1917 bayonet (not included).

The receiver is CNC-machined from a solid block of steel and features the same military markings as the original. Also like the original, it loads and ejects through the bottom of the receiver.

For those who want an authentically reproduced very limited edition combat shotgun with D Day commemorative cartouche and certificate of authenticity, this special priced Ithaca Model 37 is a great choice.

Specifications:

  • Caliber: 12 gauge (23/4 and 3-inch)
  • Weight: 6.7 pounds
  • Barrel: 20 inches
  • Finish: Parkerized
  • Overall length: 38.5 inches
  • Stock: American Walnut (oil finished) with special D Day Anniversary cartouche.
  • Capacity: 4+1 rounds (4 in magazine, one in chamber)
  • Sight: Brass bead front
  • 100 percent all American made
  • MSRP: $1,049 special D Day commemorative price
  • Editorial background:

    Produced in limited numbers during WWII, the Model 37 production stopped in 1945. The Vietnam War really reignited the need for large numbers of combat shotguns and Ithaca started building Model 37s again beginning in 1962. Initially made for the Vietnamese military, the Model 37 proved so effective in jungle fighting it was contracted for our military and models like the current Inland/Ithaca version were produced throughout the war.

    The Model 37 was generally found with some elite units such as Navy SEALs and Army Green Berets. The Model 37 was especially handy for Marine Corps Corpsmen (actually Navy medics called Corpsmen by the Marines) and others in various support roles on the battlefield where quick, fight-stopping high-hit probability shots and total reliability were critical while the operator performed his primary mission task.

    Out of production since 1975, the Ithica Model 37 is now back and every bit as mean-looking and effective as it was in WWII , Korea and the jungles of Vietnam. The Model 37 has proved to be a serious fight stopper in combat since WWII and a fun gun to use recreationally, hunting or for self-defense for over 75 years–especially for those wanting an authentic looking piece of combat firearm history.

    Introducing Galco’s New StukOn-U Pocket Holster

    Monday, June 24th, 2019

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

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

    Pocket carry offers some unique advantages. Not only is the handgun completely covered and concealed, but the gun carrier can casually place a hand on the holstered/pocketed pistol if a nonspecific threat materializes – and the fastest draw is to have the gun already in hand.

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

    https://www.galcogunleather.com/stukon-u-pocket-holster_8_1168_1483

    Enoch Industries Introduces the ODIN Chassis System, a Lightweight Chassis for the 10/22 Platform

    Thursday, June 20th, 2019

    Spring Creek, TN, June 17, 2019 – Enoch Industries, designer and developer of top-tier firearm components, has recently unveiled their first product, the ODIN Chassis System, a lightweight and versatile system for the 10/22 platform. Weighing in at only 12.2 oz, this chassis system incorporates current AR-15 attachment standards, giving users a new level of function that standard 10/22 platforms fail to deliver.

    The only 10/22 chassis available on the market with a Picatinny rail at the back, the ODIN Chassis System provides a better option for attaching a new standard of stocks and pistol braces. This flexibility features a smaller footprint and offers considerable weight savings over the standard receiver extension and buttstock combos. Machined from billet 6061-T6 aluminum, The ODIN Chassis System provides a rigid, no-compromise platform for building or upgrading a precision rifle or pack-lite pistol.

    “This new chassis fills the gap in the market for a lightweight, modular system for the 10/22 platform,” said Joseph Sudderth, CEO of Enoch Industries. “While on the hunt for a lightweight chassis to upgrade a 10/22, we couldn’t find anything on the market that fit the bill. So we set out to design one that provided the flexibility and versatility that we needed, and the ODIN Chassis System was born.”

    The ODIN Chassis System is designed to give competition shooters and 10/22 enthusiasts the freedom to customize their build for any number of unique setups. In the front of the chassis, MLok slots at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock allow for the addition of a variety of accessories while two steel, 360° quick disconnects on both sides of the chassis are ideal for running sling attachments. The ODIN Chassis System includes a grip adapter that closes the gap from the grip to trigger housing, keeping the transition to a minimum and providing a more enjoyable shooting experience. The chassis accepts all non-beavertail AR-15 grips, although some beavertail grips are compatible with minor modifications to the grip. The ODIN Chassis System also fits all standard, non-takedown receivers excluding the Supergrade. Other notable ODIN Chassis System specs include:

    • Material: 6061-T6 Billet Aluminum

    • Weight: 12.22 oz (including all hardware)

    • Dimensions: 12.75” (L), 1.5” (W), 1.5” (H)

    • Stocks: 3 Picatinny slots at the rear of chassis

    • Attachments: MLok slots at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock

    • QD Inserts: 2 nitrided 360° steel inserts

    • Barrel channel inner dimension: 1.015″

    • Barrel lengths: Using a 6″ barrel brings the threaded muzzle to .575″ past the handguard, exposing threads for silencers.

    The new ODIN Chassis System is available online to customers in the US (excluding Puerto Rico) for an MSRP of $225 and includes the ODIN Chassis in anodized black along with all required hardware. For more information about Enoch Industries and the ODIN Chassis Systems, please visit the website at www.enoch-industries.com.

    NEW! Basket Weave Kydex Products from Comp-Tac

    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

    For Immediate Release – HOUSTON – Comp-Tac® a leader in high quality holsters for competition, concealed carry, and duty use, recently released new basket weave Kydex® variants of many of its most popular products.

    Comp-Tac® has enhanced their products by imprinting a basket weave finish on their high-quality, air-craft grade Kydex® . Because the pattern is imprinted into the Kydex® it will not rub off or wear over time. It gives a long lasting visual as well as tactile feel of basket weave on the customer’s favorite holster, mag pouch, handcuff or tourniquet TACO® product. In addition to the basket weave finish, the stenciling of the item’s make and model has been moved to the back to maintain the clean look the basket weave offers.

    “A large number of law enforcement officers are required to carry basket weave finish on their gear as part of their department regulations,” explained Bill Babboni, High Speed Gear® Vice President of Sales and Operations. “For many, this has limited their product choices. Now that Comp-Tac® can create a basket weave pattern on Kydex® products, we hope to expand those officers’ choices and allow them to carry the gear they need and want while still meeting their departments’ requirements.”

    Available in black Kydex® only, basket weave finish is available for the International™ Holster, Warrior Holster, Single Magazine Pouch PLM, Kydex® Tourniquet TACO® and Kydex® Handcuff TACO®.

    International™ Holster Basket Weave – SKU: C846 – MSRP: $77.00
    Warrior™ Holster Basket Weave – SKU: C847 – MSRP: $85.00
    Single Mag Pouch PLM Basket Weave – SKU: C848 – MSRP: $36.00
    Kydex® Tourniquet TACO® Basket Weave – SKU: 11TQK0BW – MSRP: $43.00
    Kydex® Handcuff TACO® Basket Weave – SKU: 11DCK0BW – MSRP: $41.00

    www.comp-tac.com

    Viridian announces free webinar for law enforcement: over 500 PDs using weapon-mounted cameras

    Monday, June 17th, 2019

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – June 17, 2019 – Viridian Weapon Technologies has announced an upcoming webinar for law enforcement discussing why over 500 police departments across the country have started the process of implementing the FACT Duty™ Weapon-Mounted Camera (WMC™). The webinar is free and will be hosted on Thursday, June 20 at 10:00 a.m. CDT. Those interested in taking part in the conversation and learning more about the WMC can sign up for the webinar here.

    “This webinar is a unique opportunity to learn more about the WMC and find out why over 500 departments are putting the device to use in the field,” said Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “The FACT Duty WMC provides an unobstructed view of what really happened during gun-drawn incidents, and it begins recording automatically when the firearm is drawn from the holster. These features alone offer a straightforward, vital supplement or alternative to current body camera programs.”

    The expert staff at Viridian will discuss the video evidence system that is quickly becoming part of the solution to mitigating one of the biggest issues facing law enforcement today. The FACT Duty provides an unobstructed view from the end of the firearm, showing what really happened during firearm-involved use-of-force incidents. With INSTANT-ON® activation upon draw, it offers an easy-to-implement strategy for capturing high-risk and significant liability exposure situations.

    Virtual attendees will hear from Viridian National Sales Manager, Kevin Skalicky, and Viridian General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, Matthew Plowman. The two hosts will discuss findings from the field, provide updates on the over 500 departments in the process of testing and implementing WMCs across the country and be available to answer any questions.

    Free registration is open now. More information on the FACT Duty, Viridian and the entire lineup at ViridianWeaponTech.com.

    Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle Now Shipping!

    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

    Fort Smith, Arkansas (June 12th, 2019) — Umarex USA, innovator and marketer of a wide range of products for the outdoor sportsman, announced that its Ruger® 10/22® Air Rifle is now shipping and available for purchase through select retailers. The officially licensed air rifle is the latest addition to their ever-growing line of pellet rifles.

    Recognized as one of the world’s foremost airgun manufacturers, UMAREX continues to provide responsible recreational shooters with the greatest variety of air-powered versions of the firearms they know and respect.

    The Ruger 10/22 has been seen on shooting ranges around the United States for over five decades. This new air rifle version is true to form except that it is powered by two 12-gram CO2 cartridges. The Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle is designed to shoot .177 caliber pellets, the most readily available and most popular selling airgun caliber for recreational shooting.

    Beyond its function, the 10/22 Air Rifle is slightly lighter than the firearm, but looks the part. The sights are authentic in style, including the folding rear sight, and the rifle has authentic looking sling attachments. The receiver is ready to accept after-market rails that fit the Ruger 10/22 so that you can customize your Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle with the optic of your choosing.

    The Ruger 10/22 Air Rifle is manufactured by UMAREX under license from Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. and boasts a modest MSRP of $129.99.

    UMAREX sporting airguns, optics, airsoft guns, long distance lights, and accessories are available at local sporting goods dealers and retail locations around the world. Sporting goods dealers may order UMAREX products from many established outdoor goods distributors.

    www.umarexusa.com/ruger-1022-177-co2

    PTS SYNDICATE LICENSES MAWL FOR AIRSOFT

    Sunday, June 9th, 2019

    B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc., known for its rugged, advanced photonic solutions for the defense and aerospace industries, and PTS Syndicate, a prolific licensee of products in the tactical market, are proud to announce an exclusive licensing agreement to bring the internationally recognized B.E. Meyers & Co. MAWL® (Modular Advanced Weapon Laser) to the global airsoft community. PTS Syndicate will be manufacturing and bringing to market the MAWL® -PTS, the only official licensed MAWL® replica, which will be easily accessible to consumers through PTS Syndicate’s extensive distribution network in Asia, Europe, and North America.

    MAWL®

    The MAWL® family of weapon lasers has been adopted by select Special Operations Forces around the world, and is currently in use, and deployed with a variety of U.S. and international defense, government, and law enforcement agencies as a standard weapon laser. It departs from the typical box design as a response to direct end-user feedback. With the ability to seamlessly transition power output, and divergence to adapt to environmental demands, the MAWL® is based off of three design parameters: to be used under stress, in the dark, and with gloves on. Incorporating cutting edge VCSEL technology for clearer, and more consistent illumination, with improved ergonomics and interface, the B.E. Meyers & Co. MAWL® remains unparalleled in performance.

    For more information on the MAWL®-PTS, including its official release date, please watch www.ptssyndicate.com. For more information on the MAWL® and other B.E. Meyers & Co. products please visit www.bemeyers.com

    MAWL® is a registered trademark of B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc.

    Butler Creek ASAP Electronic Magazine Loader Now Shipping

    Friday, June 7th, 2019

    OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – June 6, 2019 – Butler Creek, maker of smart, field-proven, hunting and shooting accessories, is excited to announce the ASAP Electronic Magazine Loader is now available at retailers online and in stores.

    The .223/5.56 ASAP EML is the only product of its kind, and it is made with serious competitors and training facilities in mind. Users simply fill the 60 round hopper with loose .223/5.56 rounds, select the desired round count and press a button. The machine automatically orientates the ammunition and loads the magazine. Loading does not get any easier.

    “The Butler Creek ASAP Electronic Magazine Loader is on the cutting edge,” said Will Hemeyer, Butler Creek Senior Product Manager. “The EML represents our commitment to exceeding the expectations of accessory products used for magazine loading. For those looking for a fast and easy way to load rounds, the Butler Creek Electronic Magazine Loader is the perfect choice.”

    With an easy-to-set round selection menu from 1 to 40, the ASAP Electronic Magazine Loader is faster, more accurate and easier on the thumbs than hand-loading. It can load 30 rounds in 45 seconds, while users concentrate on other tasks or instruction. It works with most AR15/M16 magazines and offers dual power supply via an AC adapter or lithium-ion batteries. It has a MSRP of $442.95.

    www.butlercreek.com/electronic-magazine-loader

    High Speed Gear Launches Tourniquet TACO

    Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

    For Immediate Release – Swansboro, N.C. – High Speed Gear®, manufacturer of Battle-Proven Tactical Gear™, is proud to release a new nylon medical pouch, the Tourniquet TACO®.

    Built from Cordura® nylon, this pouch is designed to retain most windlass-style tourniquets, such as SAM® XT, C-A-T®, SOF® TT, and SOF® TT Wide tourniquets, in one pouch. This new TACO® includes HSGI’s® unique shock cord design with an adjustable, removable Velcro® flap, which enables open-top use. The pouch also features a “hand-up” flap design that lifts the tourniquet up when opening to make it easier to grab. The four rows of laser-cut MOLLE provide flexibility to mount the pouch 1” up or 1” down with the included (1) HSGI® Clip.

    “Carrying a tourniquet has become commonplace in everyday life. High Speed Gear’s new Tourniquet TACO makes that easier to do with its soft design and easily-accessible Velcro® flap,” explained Bill Babboni, High Speed Gear Vice President of Sales and Operations. “We always want to make it easier to carry the gear you need day in and day out.”

    To complete your medical pouch needs, HSGI® has also released a full set of TQ and medical cross PVC patches. The 1.25” x 1.25” patches come in black, coyote brown or olive drab and can be purchased individually or in packages to attach to all your medical equipment. A TQ patch is included with every Tourniquet TACO®.

    MSRP: $38.00

    www.highspeedgear.com

    About High Speed Gear®

    The High Speed Gear® company, is dedicated to building the best 100% Made in the USA, Battle-Proven Tactical Gear™. Our products are designed for the highest level of comfort, functionality, and versatility. Satisfaction is guaranteed for all of our customers, whether military, law enforcement or responsibly armed citizens. Our products are user driven and are designed based on the operational experiences of a wide variety of end users.

    About Comp-Tac Victory Gear

    Comp-Tac Victory Gear® is devoted to designing and manufacturing the highest quality concealed carry, competition, tactical holsters and related accessories on the market. Comp-Tac® products offer options that make it easy and comfortable to carry a firearm for all our customers: law enforcement, military, shooting sports enthusiasts and responsibly armed citizens. We build with the customer in mind, ensuring speed of manufacturing, quality of product, competitive pricing and superior customer service to support the desire to take responsibility for personal safety, security and recreational firearm use.

    DoubleStar Exhibiting Full Blade Line at BLADE Show 2019

    Monday, June 3rd, 2019

    The entire DoubleStar blade line, including the newest addition, the Ahab Knife, will be on display at Booth 310 at Atlanta’s Cobb Galleria Centre, June 7 – 9, 2019.

    Winchester, Ky. (June 2019) – DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles, pistols, and blades, will be exhibiting its complete blade line in Booth 310 at BLADE Show 2019, to be held in the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, June 7 – 9, 2019. DoubleStar’s newest addition to its blade line, the Ahab Knife, will be on display, as well as collaborations from Kim Breed, Hakim Isler, and Darrin Sirois. Product staples such as the Brimstone Folder Knife (with a new OD color), Drakon™ Blade, Fang™ Blade, MOTAC™ Blade, Fury™ Machete, Wrath™ CrashHawk, and Noogie™ Bottle Opener will also be at the booth. There will also be some unique one-offs designed by Blade Division Director Rob “Filo” Cabrera on display.

    The Ahab Knife, made from 1084 Carbon Steel, is an everyday carry designed by Filo Bladeworks to be discrete and compact without sacrificing relevance. Elements like the oversized ring and precision thumb break provide the best amount of retention for quick deployment. The Ahab’s strong, lightweight construction makes it the perfect duty belt utility that will be there when you need it most. An oversized ring allows for gloved deployment, while a swedged spine at the point provides for better penetration. The Ahab Knife has precision jimping for proper thumb braking and screwed handle hardware for easy maintenance. Equipped with versatile eyelet locations, they provide adaptability to other attachment systems. It is PVD coated for a clean, sharp, durable finish. MSRP $84.99.

    BladeShow-logo.pngBLADE Show, hosted by BLADE Magazine, the world’s number one knife community and publication, is the destination for the best selection of knives and knife products found anywhere. Globally recognized exhibitors and legendary makers gather under one roof to introduce attendees to the largest selection of blades, knives, and outdoor gear and accessories in the world. Over 700 tables, 450+ booths and 40 display tables of the world’s best and most in-demand knives will be on display. From renowned custom knife makers to the industry’s best in mass production, BLADE Show is a cut above the competition. Tactical, utility, hand-forged, camping, art, folding, hunting, kitchen, Damascus, military and other knives, as well as the equipment and materials to make, sharpen and maintain them; Japanese, European and other swords; tomahawks, collection displays, sheaths, multi-tools, antique bows and other cutlery collectibles will all be on display at the world’s largest knife show.

    For more information about DoubleStar, visit www.star15.com.

    Shell Shock Technologies Sponsored Shooter John Vlieger Wins Open Division, Second Overall at the 2019 LimCat Custom and Precision Delta Mississippi Classic

    Monday, May 27th, 2019

    Westport, Conn. (May 2019) – Shell Shock Technologies, LLC., an early stage technology and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry, is pleased to announce its sponsored shooter, John Vlieger, took home the High Open Division and Second Overall titles at the 2019 LimCat Custom and Precision Delta Mississippi Classic, held May 18, 2019 in Byram, Mississippi.

    Vlieger competed against 259 competitors to finish with 1177.2938 match points and a time of 196.05. Watch the competition video here: https://www.facebook.com/JohnVliegerShooting/videos/339921083374248/.

    “The 2019 Mississippi Classic was a movement intensive technical match with everything from 40-yard shots to a mop on 11 courses of fire. From sunshine to a thunderstorm, 25 – 100 percent humidity changes, and 55-90-degree temperature shifts, my equipment ran true throughout. My ammo loaded in Shell Shock Technologies’ cases ran flawlessly in the pouring rain the same as in the dry heat, and I couldn’t ask for better reliability. When you’re shooting 5,000 rounds a month to stay competitive, there is no room for questionable ammunition, and Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 cases keep me focused on the targets, not on my gear. Here’s to preparing for the next challenge!” commented Vlieger.

    Vlieger has fired over 55,000 rounds of ammunition with Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 cases since becoming sponsored in 2017 and plans to continue using it.

    Vlieger can be seen competing next at the 2019 Ohio State USPSA Cheely Custom Gunworks BUCKEYE BLAST, to be held May 31 – June 2, 2019, in Zanesville, Ohio.

    Black Aces Tactical announces release of $399 Pro Series S Max Semiautomatic Shotgun

    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

    Black Aces Tactical (BAT), a veteran owned American manufacturer, is proud to announce the release of the Pro Series S Max line of 12-gauge shotguns.

    Said Black Aces Tactical, “Over the last months, our company is in the midst of a major shift. No longer is Black Aces Tactical only offering boutique weapons that are not what we would call, shall we say, price point. Our focus has shifted to one concept, and that is value. Value drives the market and value can be seen in every one of our new offerings.”.

    S Max Specs are:

  • 12 Gauge shotgun with chokes
  • 6061 T6 Aluminum Receiver
  • 18.5″ Barrel
  • 39.75″ Overall Length
  • Choice of Black finished Walnut or Walnut Furniture
  • Front blade sight with white dot
  • 6+1 capacity
  • Comes with short grip as a bonus
  • Extremely smooth action
  • The S Max features many of the same highly sought-after options available on more expensive semiautomatic 12-gauge models such as a complete set of chokes, extended magazine tube, and dual sling points included in the purchase price. Black Aces Tactical is excited to give the customer more for their money with the inclusion of real walnut furniture in place of the usual synthetic, which is industry standard. And what may be the best inclusion of all, Black Aces Tactical includes either a short black finish walnut or natural finished walnut grip free of charge.
    For more information about Black Aces Tactical, contact Eric Lemoine at 407-630-9359, email sales@blackacestactical.com, or visit www.blackacestactical.com

    MasterPiece Arms (MPA) Introduces New Colors for their Rifles and Chassis

    Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

    Over a dozen new colors and patterns now available for all MPA rifle and chassis orders.

    Comer, Ga. (May 2019) – MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA BA Rifles and Chassis Systems, is pleased to introduce over a dozen new color or pattern options for their popular MPA rifles and chassis. The new color options include Stingray, Kracken, Caiman, Surge, Rose Gold, Poseidon, Viper, Mongoose, Cutlass, Ingot, Multicam, Multicam Black, and Patriot.

    Any of these new colors can be added to an MPA rifle or chassis order; simply select the color or pattern and add it to your order. MSRP ranges from $150.00 – $350.00.

    MPA makes every effort to get the product to the customer as quickly as possible. These are hand-built precision instruments and not production components. To see MPA’s latest delivery and lead times for all Bolt Action Rifles and Chassis, visit https://masterpiecearms.com/bolt-action-rifle-and-chassis-current-delivery-times/.

    For more information on MasterPiece Arms and their product line of rifles, chassis systems, and accessories, visit www.masterpiecearms.com.

    SIG SAUER Introduces the SIG AIR P365 BB Pistol

    Sunday, April 21st, 2019

    NEWINGTON, N.H., (April 17, 2019) – From the SIG AIR division, SIG SAUER is pleased to introduce the new P365 BB Pistol.  Modeled after the award winning SIG SAUER P365 everyday, high capacity, micro-compact, concealed carry pistol, this CO2-powered, semi-automatic BB pistol features realistic blowback action and is an exceptional training tool for personal defense.

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

    “The SIG P365 9mm pistol has won numerous awards for its concealability, performance, and exceptional magazine capacity and has quickly become the top choice for concealed carry,” said Joseph Huston, Vice President and General Manager of SIG AIR. “Our new P365 BB Pistol will give P365 owners and others who carry for personal protection a training tool of the highest quality when a trip to the range for live fire is not possible.  The P365 BB Pistol has similar balance and handling characteristics as the centerfire model and holds 12-rounds for realistic training. The drop magazine also allows fast and easy reloading.”

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

    P365 BB Pistol:

    Total length: 5.75”

    Barrel length: 3.25”

    Weight:  0.8 lbs

    Finish:  Black

    Muzzle Velocity: up to 295 fps

    Caliber:  4.5 mm Steel BB

    Magazine Capacity:  12

    Power Source:  CO2

    The P365 BB will be on display at the SIG SAUER Booth (#3912) at National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 26 – 28, 2019.  The P365 BB will be available to consumers summer 2019.

    MSRP: $99.99

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

    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