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Polymer80 – PF940CL ‘Hybrid’ 80% Glock Frame

August 25th, 2018

Polymer80 will soon be releasing a ‘Hybrid’ 80% pistol frame dubbed the PF940CL. This frame is designed for those looking to make an EDC-friendly build, as it sports a full-size length, but has a compact-sized grip. Think the opposite of the 19X, and you’re on the right track.

The PF940CL will be available pre-textured or in non-textured ReadyMod, and is compatible for components for 3-pin G17, 34, and 17L, as well as the equivalent-sized .40 and .357 SIG Glock slides and barrels (G22, 24, 35, and 31).

Shipments are reported to begin late September or early October to Polymer80 dealers.

www.polymer80.com

Nelson Precision Manufacturing – AR.5 Bottle Opener

August 24th, 2018

The AR.5 is a bottle opener designed to look like a miniature AR-15 lower receiver, manufactured by Arizona-based Nelson Precision Manufacturing. Machined from 6061 aluminum and Type III hard coated black anodized, the AR.5 Bottle Opener is detailed very much like an actual lower receiver, with the trigger guard pin extensions functioning as the bottle opening tool. Plus, if the product images are anything to go by, each bottle opener is individually serialized, which is pretty neat.

www.nelsonprecisionmfg.com/store/p1/NPMAR5

KRISS Vector Ambidextrous Folding Stock Available Now

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.

NIX FX – Escape From New York Mac-10 Replica

August 22nd, 2018

NIX FX is a purveyor of high-quality, custom movie replica props, and they’re currently offering an extremely limited run of 10 of a replica of Snake’s Mac-10 from the film ‘Escape From New York’. The replica is (as expected) non-firing, and features a detachable faux suppressor with custom scope, and leather strap. It also comes with a display plaque and stand.

At the time of writing, only 6 were left, so if you want one for yourself, you’d better jump at the chance. The price is $425, with a deposit of $225 via PayPal to info@theforceforum.com required.

If you have any questions or want additional info, NIX FX can be reached via their Facebook page.

We Like Shooting – Meal Team 6 King Patch Set

August 21st, 2018

Have you ever imagined various fast food mascots as elite operators in a special forces unit called Meal Team Six?

Yeah, me neither.

However, We Like Shooting has, and they’re releasing a limited weekly patch run of that very concept. This first set stars Burger King’s ‘The King’ as the flamethrower and molotov-wielding operative known by the codename King. This particular set consists of two patches and two stickers, the first design a depiction of the Operator ‘King’, and the second a design more reminiscent of The King’s normal appearance, molotov and spatula in hand.

Honestly, operator King looks to me like an amalgam of two of Kurt Russell’s greatest rolls: MacReady from The Thing (because of the flame thrower and hair), and Snake Pliskin from Escape from New York (because of the eyepatch and hair).

Anyway, you can pick up the set at the links below:

https://welikeshooting.com/product/mt6-king/

https://welikeshooting.com/mt6/

The Lyman Products Commemorative Lyman Sharps Carbine is now Shipping

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.

Throwback: Meet Boba Fett: Initial 1978 Boba Fett Costume Screentest

August 19th, 2018

Disney has been less than stellar with their treatment of the Star Wars property, however at least we still have the classics. And what’s more classic than everyone’s favorite bounty hunter who did next to nothing: Boba Fett. Above is a screentest of the original Boba Fett white costume, as he was depicted in the original Ralph McQuarrie concept art. This was footage that was revealed to George Lucas and company in 1978.

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

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

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

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.

TRAK XL EDC Knife On Kickstarter

August 15th, 2018

The TRAK XL is an EDC utility knife currently up for funding on Kickstarter.

A larger version of the successfully-funded TRAK knife, the TRAK XL features a unique ‘Secure Grip Retention System’, which consists of a two-finger retention opening with a ring finger hold on the bottom, and anti-slip thumb jimping along the spine and top of the knife. The TRAK XL is being offered in two blade materials: titanium and S35VN stainless, in multiple finishes, including anodized colors for titanium, and cerakote for both.

There’s also a Kickstarter-exclusive TRAK XL Royale, with a titanium base layer with a carbon fiber shell. This version will be limited to 50 knives.

For more details and to fund the project, check out the link below:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1975082129/trak-xl-a-compact-titanium-edc-utility-knife-and-t/description#

Radical Firearms to Supply Brazil’s Police and Security Forces

August 14th, 2018

(Stafford, TX) 8.14.2018

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

Rare Breed Firearms – ‘The Spartan’ AR-15 Lower Receiver

August 13th, 2018

For those who like their AR-15s with a bit more of that Molon Labe-aesthetic, you may want to take a look at Rare Breed Firearms’ Spartan billet lower receiver. This intricate AR-15 receiver features, most notably, a magwell modeled after a Spartan Hoplite helmet. A cerakoted model with bronze accents is also available, along with a complete distressed upper/lower receiver set, and even a complete rifle or pistol. The Spartan is exclusively distributed by Spike’s Tactical.

www.rarebreedfirearms.com/collections/spartan

NERF Rival – Overwatch Reaper Wight Edition Blaster

August 12th, 2018

There have been some licensed NERF blasters in the past, although the only instance that immediately comes to mind is Star Wars-themed blasters. So, it’s not completely surprising that Overwatch, a game with a lot of unique firearms, is now getting a NERF blaster in the Reaper Wight Edition Blaster. As the name implies, this blaster is stylized after Reaper’s Hellfire shotguns, and as it’s part of the Rival series, it’ll shoot the spherical Rival projectiles, of which it can hold 8, instead of the traditional darts.

A D.Va blaster will also be released, modeled after the character’s sidearm.

Both of these blasters don’t have a definitive release date, but look for them to reach store shelves sometime in 2019.

Door Kickers: Action Squad

August 11th, 2018

Featuring the tag line Realistic Ridiculous Police Tactics, Door Kickers: Action Squad is a co-op focused sidescrolling shooter that’s a bit slower-paced and deliberate than your traditional run-n-gun affair, but still faster-paced and less serious that the original Door Kickers, which is a real-time strategy game where you direct a SWAT team through hostage rescue missions.

Action Squad features four playable characters, non-linear levels, and over 20 weapons and gear items. As previously mentioned, the game is co-op focused, and is seemingly balanced around two players, either via local or network multiplayer. Single player is an option, but the trailer overtly mocks the mode, so make of that as you will.

The game is in Early Access, which means that although it’s up for sale, it’s also still in development, so features and gameplay is bound to change as time goes on. You can purchase Door Kickers: Action Squad at the link below:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/686200/Door_Kickers_Action_Squad/

DOOM: Eternal – Official Gameplay Reveal

August 10th, 2018

DOOM: Eternal, the sequel to the excellent DOOM 2016, was initially teased at this year’s E3, but today at Quakecon, id revealed actual gameplay. In essence, the gameplay shown so far looks like all the best aspects of the first DOOM, with some improved focus on player maneuverability and level verticality, and of course new weapons and enemies. The actual gameplay starts at 4:37, if you want to skip ahead.

The Doom Slayer himself also got a bit of an update, rocking a Predator-esque shoulder cannon, which fires sub-weapons like grenades and a flamethrower, and an arm blade for quick melee strikes; this blade also sees overt use in the returning ‘Glory Kill’ system.

It’s still too early to see whether Eternal will hold up to the first game in the reboot series, but the footage is very promising, and the devs seem to know what kind of game they should be going for: rip and tear, first and foremost.

DOOM: Eternal is slated for an undisclosed 2019 release.

Meet Tacticlip, the “Multi-tool Hair Clip for Unpredictable Lifestyles”

August 9th, 2018

This article was originally published on Soldier Systems Daily.

These days, lots of folks are wearing their hair longer, and we know several Jewish men who keep their yarmulkes in place with a hair clip, so when we found out about Tacticlip, we figured, why not share it?

It does in fact work as a hair clip, but it also incorporates several other functions:

• Hair clip

• Raptor-style pointed tip

• Serrated Edge

• Ruler

• Wick Holder

• Mini-Screwdriver

Dimensions

• UltraLight Weight: 3 grams

• Length: 2 inches

• Thickness: 1mm

• Serrated Teeth: 17

• Serrated Teeth Style: Shark tooth

• Materials: Spring Steel

• Color: Black – Finish will wear depending on intensity of use

To learn more, visit www.kickstarter.com/projects/beauchevassus/tacticlip-multi-tool-hair-clip-for-unpredictable-l.

Leviathan Group Partners With Nine Line Apparel

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

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

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.

The Vault Dweller’s Official Cookbook

August 5th, 2018

If you’ve every played Fallout, and figured you really wanted to eat those hundreds-years-old deviled eggs, or have some molerat bits, then this is the cookbook for you. Granted, these dishes won’t be irradiated, and there probably isn’t a recipe for Blotafly roast, but I’m personally eager to see what takes the place of Deathclaw in this recipe book.

This is a pre-order item, and is supposed to release October 23rd, the day of the great war.

https://gear.bethesda.net/products/fallout-the-vault-dwellers-official-cookbook

Zero Foxtrot – Rough Necks T-Shirt

August 4th, 2018

Zero Foxtrot’s Rough Necks t-shirt is a clear omage to the 1997 sci-fi film, Starship Troopers, sharing a name (but very little else) with the 1959 Robert A. Heinlein novel. The shirt is a premium polycotton blend, made in the USA, and it comes with a free decal.

Available in sizes SM – 3XL.

www.zerofoxtrot.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/rough-necks

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

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

Virginia Holds Its First SASP State Match

August 2nd, 2018

(Cedarburg, WI) – The Commonwealth of Virginia held its first SASP State Match on June 26th. The match was hosted by the NRA Headquarters Range and attended by the two Virginia teams as well as a team from North Carolina. In addition to the match, attendees were able to sample the fantastic cuisine at the NRA Headquarters Cafeteria, receive guided tours of the National Firearms Museum and even shop at the NRA Gift Shop with a special SASP discount. A highlight for many in attendance was the opportunity to meet the newly elected NRA President Oliver North who stopped by to wish the 23 competitors well and welcome all to the NRA.

In rimfire pistol, the Gaston Young Guns from Gaston County, NC took first place eking out the win by just 0.61 seconds but nonetheless an impressive accomplishment for a team that primarily shoots rifle. Team LoCo Motion of Purcellville took second place with the Winchester Izaak Walton League Blue Ridge Bullets coming in 3rd. At the individual level, Adam Jardines of Team LoCo Motion took first place with Dalton Bridges and Gavin Rainey of Gaston Young Guns taking 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Senior Division. Ethan Jardines of Team LoCo Motion took 1st place in the Intermediate Division followed by Alex Kolosowsky of Gaston Young Guns in 2nd and Maccoy Gilkison of WIWL Blue Ridge Bullets taking 3rd.

Due to time constraints, mini matches were held for both rifle optics and iron sights. The teams would like to thank Kelvin Walton the SASP Director of Development for his assistance with the match.

Are you or your company interested in being part of or supporting the largest competitive youth shooting program in the world? Then contact Rick Leach, SASP National Director at rleach@sssfonline.com or check out our 2018 Media Guide at: sssfonline.org/about-sssf/advertise-us.

About the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is 501(c)(3) public charity responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) across the United States. SCTP and SASP are youth development programs in which adult coaches and other volunteers use shooting sports to teach and to demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills.

For more information about SSSF, visit www.sssfonline.org.

GAMING COMMUNITY FRONT TOWARDS GAMER FINDS NEW HOME WITH MILITARY MEDIA BRAND WE ARE THE MIGHTY

August 1st, 2018

Los Angeles, CA — August 1, 2018 — Military media and entertainment brand We Are The Mighty (WATM) announced today its plans to host gaming brand Front Towards Gamer (FTG), a community founded to support military veteran nonprofit Operation Supply Drop (OSD). Through a partnership with OSD, FTG content will live exclusively on www.wearethemighty.com and its social media platforms including guides, reviews, videos and articles.

“This partnership with We Are The Mighty gives our passionate content creators the opportunity to leverage WATM’s large and engaged audience and represent the ever-growing community of veteran gamers,” said Glenn Banton, CEO of OSD.

“We are excited to welcome Front Towards Gamer fans to WATM. It’s no secret that active duty and veterans love gaming,” said Mark Harper, President and Chief Marketing Officer for WATM.

According to a joint WATM-Maru/Matchbox survey in 2017 of over 1,700 active and retired military servicemen and women, gaming is an essential part of military culture. 73% own a gaming console, well above the 54% of the non-military population. 30% plan to purchase a new gaming console in the next year, nearly double the 17% of non-military.

“Hosting the trusted FTG brand on our platform is a great way for us to forge a deeper connection with our audience and expand our offerings to better serve our community,” added Harper.

We Are The Mighty will provide a platform for the popular content created by FTG as well as feature WATM curated gaming content that will enhance the pastime of today’s service members. In addition, WATM will continue to champion many of the events and programs hosted by OSD and their partners, such as 8-Bit Salute (their annual gaming marathon fundraiser on Twitch and Mixer) and Games to Grunts (the online platform providing no-cost games to military service-members and veterans).

Visit WeAreTheMighty.com/Gaming for more premium FTG and WATM content and join our growing community of like-minded enthusiasts.