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FLUX Defense – FLUX MP17

September 9th, 2019

FLUX Defense, creator of the FLUX Glock pistol brace, is expanding their product line with the introduction of the FLUX MP17. Available in both a pistol brace and stock-equipped SBR configuration, the MP17 is a chassis specifically for the SIG Sauer P320. The MP17 accepts the serialized Fire Control Unit and slide assembly from full-sized P320 variants, shifting from a traditional pistol design to one more reminiscent of a PDW.

FLUX MP17 from Flux Defense on Vimeo.

Features include a railed forend for the attachment of lights and/or lasers, an on-board spare mag carrier, QD mount for slings, and a fixed optic mount that is compatible with most micro red dot sights like the RMR or Deltapoint, which can also be outfitted with a Picatinny rail for the use of a larger electronic sight such as an Aimpoint or EoTech. FLEX Defense is also offering a Level 2 Retention holster specifically designed for use with the MP17, which is compatible with multiple styles of lights and even a mounted suppressor.

Intentional or not, the MP17 is actually pretty similar to the B&T USW-320. However, I kind of like FLUX’s take on the concept better, if mainly because of the fixed optic mount.

For more information, check out FLUX Defense’s website via the link below:

www.fluxdefense.com

LEGO – Ultimate Collectors Series – Imperial Star Destroyer

September 8th, 2019

LEGO will soon be releasing not just one of its largest Star Wars sets, but one of its largest sets yet released in general: the Imperial Star Destroyer ‘Devastator’ from the opening scene of Star Wars Episode 1: A New Hope. Consisting of almost 4800 pieces, this set is sized 14″ H x 43″ L x 26″ W fully constructed; 17″ high when set on its included display stand. It features swiveling guns, a tilting radar dish, huge engine exhausts, and intricate surface detailing. While it’s designed so that it can be picked up and handled, this is one by its very nature that’s designed to go straight into a display case.

Unfortunately, the included Minifigures are a bit limited: you get an Imperial Officer and Imperial Crewmember, each with their own pistol weapons. However, the set comes complete with a scale model of the rebel Tantive IV ship, and a TIE Fighter, both of which can be set within the docking bay, which is pretty cool.

Check out the video below to see LEGO Senior Designer Henrik Andersen go over the set and his process for designing it:

The Imperial Star Destroyer ‘Devastator’ set releases October 1st, or September 18th for LEGO VIP members.

www.lego.com/en-us/product/imperial-star-destroyer-75252

Rebel Distillers – DOOM Bone Vodka

September 7th, 2019

In celebration of the upcoming DOOM: Eternal, Bethesda Softworks has partnered with Europe-based Rebel Distillers to produce a licensed DOOM Bone Vodka. What makes it bone vodka, you may ask? Well, it’s a wheat-based vodka, which is further flavored with the addition of bone marrow. The marrow is extracted from roasted and smoked beef bones, which are sourced from UK-based The Ginger Pig, a butcher known for sourcing high welfare meat. Throw in the bottle, which is produced in France, and the labels which are produced in England, and you have a truly European spirit.

One that, unfortunately, is only seeing release in the UK, EU, and Australia. After the failure that was Nuka Dark Rum, it would be nice to see this one come stateside.

Anyway, for those of you who are in the intended market for this release, it’s £45 for a 700ml bottle, and can be ordered at the link below:

www.doom.vodka

Brownells – Save Freedom. Buy Ammo. T-Shirt

September 6th, 2019

As a response to Wal-Mart’s recent decision to stop selling handgun ammunition and “short-barrel rifle ammunition,” Brownells has released their new “Save Freedom. Buy Ammo.” shirt. A play on Wal-Mart’s current “Save Money. Live Better.” slogan, this 50/25/25 Poly/Cotton/Rayon shirt is colored bright blue, and features a graphic with ‘Brownells’, the aforementioned “Save Freedom. Buy Ammo” slogan, and even a parody of Walmart’s own Sunburst ‘spark’ logo made of a ring of cartridges.

Available for pre-order in sizes L – 3XL.

www.brownells.com/shooting-accessories/apparel/mens/short-sleeves/brownells-save-freedom-buy-ammo-t-shirts-prod130718

Action Wheels – 24 Volt Thunder Tank Ride-On

September 5th, 2019

Thunder…Thunder…Thunder Tank, Ho!

This rideable tank from Action Wheels is seriously one of the coolest toys to come out in recent memory. Sized to fit up to two small children – it comes in at roughly 4 feet x 3 feet x 2 feet, with a recommended age range of 3+, and a total weight limit of 150 lbs, this Thunder Tank is powered by a 24 volt battery, and with two forward speeds and one reverse speed, can travel up to 5 MPH.

But it isn’t just for driving: it also has a manually rotating turret with working cannon, and a swivel machine gun with lights and sounds! The spring-loaded canon fires plastic shells, which are loaded by lifting a loading door on the barrel, and additional shells can be stored behind the driver on the rear end of the turret. Additionally, the Thunder Tank features red battle lights, authentic sounds that play from a speaker located on the turret seats, and ‘authentic’ design with decals throughout.

If you’re curious how it runs and sounds, check out some of the videos featuring it on YouTube; it’s seriously as cool as it sounds.

The Thunder Tank is available exclusively from Wal-Mart: www.walmart.com/ip/NEW-WALMART-EXCLUSIVE-24-Volt-Thunder-Tank-Ride-On-With-Working-Cannon-and-Rotating-Turret/204394575

DMOS Collective – DMOS Delta Shovel

September 4th, 2019

DMOS Collective has one goal in mind: to create the greatest, most advanced shovels on the market. And after their highly-successful Alpha Snow Shovel line, they’re looking to expand into the off-road and survival field with the Delta Shovel.

An evolution of the time-tested military E-Tool, the DMOS Delta is a three-in-one tool made of high-quality materials, and is designed with both form and function in mind. It features a 3mm thick blade with an extra wide 2″ foot pad, made of either aluminum or steel (dependent on model); a 2mm thick walled aluminum telescopic shaft with 3″ overlap segments; and a nylon Zytel t-grip handle. 12 oversized flush rivets secure the shaft to the blade, which can readily be adjusted between shovel, hoe, and stow modes.

Currently available for pre-order direct from DMOS Collective. Check out the link below for more details:

The Delta Collection

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

September 2nd, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

MSRP: ($599.99)

The ROMEO8H is now available.

Factory Entertainment – James Bond – The Golden Gun Limited Edition Prop Replica

August 30th, 2019

Factory Entertainment is releasing a seriously high-quality prop replica of assassin Francisco Scaramanga’s titular Golden Gun from the James Bond film ‘The Man With the Golden Gun’. A 1:1 scale replica, this prop is officially licensed by Danjaq LLC and EON Productions, and was created after extensive study of the props in EON Productions’ archives and interviews with the cast and crew. But the coolest thing about this particular prop is, it actually disassembles and reassembles just like the one in the film:

– Fountain Pen Barrel
– Lighter
– Cigarette Case
– Cufflink
– Replica bullet

According to the description on the product page, these components are made of machined metal, and will be 18ct gold plated, so this is sure to be a pretty expensive prop.

Pre-orders go up on September 1st, with delivery noted to be sometime in Fall of 2020.

www.factoryent.com/James-Bond-The-Golden-Gun-Limited-Edition-Prop-p

Evil Dead 4k Restoration Limited Theatrical Event

August 28th, 2019

Grindhouse Releasing is bringing the original Evil Dead back to theaters for an extremely limited engagement throughout the US. In celebration of the 4k release of Evil Dead on Blu-ray, this theatrical release of Evil Dead will also be in 4k, with the restoration done from the original 16mm print – and in close collaboration with original director Sam Raimi. The release will also feature a brand new 5.1 surround sound mix, and a completely reimagined soundtrack by original composer Joseph LoDuca.

Information on when the showings will be, and at which theaters is woefully limited. However, Grindhouse Releasing only recently posted the announcement, and they’re sure to put up the official schedule on their site in due time: grindhousereleasing.com

Expect this one to pop up at arthouse theaters and Alamo Drafthouses across the US soon!

Holosun Introduces New Premium Micro Red Dot

August 26th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

The Mandalorian Official Trailer

August 24th, 2019

If you haven’t already given up on Star Wars after Disney’s blatant mismanagement of the property, you might find some interest in this trailer for ‘The Mandalorian’, an upcoming series about a Manalorian bounty hunter that takes place between Episodes 6 and 7. You’ll also have to get a Disney+ subscription if you want to watch, so add another streaming service to the pile.

Black Powder Red Earth Yemen Trailer

August 22nd, 2019

Here’s a trailer for the Black Powder Red Earth Yemen graphic novel series. For those who are unfamiliar with the franchise, here’s the official synopsis for ‘Yemen’:

In the decade following the invasion of Iraq, Private Military Companies become the preferred instrument of foreign policy by Petro-Monarchies in the failed states of the Middle East. Staffed with former SOF combat veterans, Cold Harbor selects, trains and leads armies of local nationals in conventional and unconventional warfare operations. Combat actions conducted by the PMC are not considered acts of war. They are matters of foreign internal defense.

The books sold out on the official site only 5 minutes after this trailer dropped, so you’ll have to get yours through Amazon:

www.amazon.com/Black-Powder-Earth-Yemen-Book/dp/1979235074/

Mondo Tees – Metal Gear Solid Enamel Pins

August 21st, 2019

Metal Gear Solid, everyone’s favorite Tactical Espionage Action series, is getting representation in the form of enamel pins, thanks to Mondo Tees. Available at Noon CT today, the set consists of cyborg ninja Grey Fox, legendary infiltrator Solid Snake, and the fourth wall breaking psychic Psycho Mantis, as well as a fourth two-piece set which consist of a Guard with the iconic “!” alert; the later is easily my favorite of the set.

This is a Mondo release, so it’s bound to go quick. The 2xLP of the MGS soundtrack is also due to go up at the same time, if you’re into collecting vinyl.

mondotees.com

Vajra Tactical Concepts – Tacticute Seifuku

August 20th, 2019

This is Vajra Tactical Concepts’ Tacticute Seifuku. A must have for any tactically-inclined waifus, it combines the iconic Japanese schoolgirl ‘Seifuku’ uniform with the modern combat uniform. The resulting fusion of which is neither fully appropriate for an educational environment, nor the field of combat, but ascetically pleasing, all the same.

The shirt portion features combat uniform-style cargo and bicep pockets, with Velcro panels for the attachment of morale or ID patches. The pleated skirt features an adjustable waist side zipper, and dual cargo pockets, as well as wide belt loops perfectly sized for a tactical belt.

Interested parties can contact Vajira Tacticalc Concepts via their Facebook page to order.

www.facebook.com/vajrataconcept/

Smith & Bradley SANS-13 2.0 Watch is the lead prop in upcoming film ’10 MINUTES GONE’

August 19th, 2019

As the title states, the Smith & Bradley SANS-13 2.0 is the lead prop in the upcoming film ’10 MINUTES GONE’, staring Michael Chiklis and Bruce Willis. According to Jerommie Smith, the president of Smith & Bradley, S&B worked directly on set and made all the prop watches in the film, which are featured in a shot in every scene.

You can check out the trailer for ’10 MINUTES GONE’ below:

Jasco Games is bringing an Evil Dead 2 board game to Kickstarter

August 16th, 2019

Las Vegas-based Jasco Games, designer and publisher of various types of tabletop and card games, has announced that they’re soon going to be putting an Evil Dead 2 board game up on the crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter.

Here’s a bit of background that lead to this announcement: there was an earlier attempt by Bellingham, Washington-based Space Goat Productions to fund an Evil Dead 2 boardgame via Kickstarter. Unfortunately, despite funding from 6000+ backers, Space Goat revealed they would be unable to complete the game and had no concrete solution for the issue. Normally, that would be the end of it, the game would have fallen into obscurity, and all the backers of the original project would go empty-handed.

However, Jasco Games, in partnership with board game designers Lynnvander Studios, have obtained the board game rights for Evil Dead 2, and will be creating their own Evil Dead 2 board game. This new Evil Dead 2 board game, which is also going up on Kickstarter, will have some of the elements from the Space Goat game integrated into its design, and Jasco Games will also be donating a copy of this new game to a backer of the Space Goat version, for every copy funded in the new campaign.

It’s easy to recognize the irony in crowdfunding the revival of a game that failed to be created after its own crowdfunding campaign fell through. However, Jasco Games has a lot of great games based on famous properties under their umbrella, so they’re probably the best bet to actually seeing this project through.

Here’s a link to the official announcement: jascogames.com/jasco-games-looks-to-revive-evil-dead-2-the-official-board-game

Stay tuned for more info on the Kickstarter campaign when it goes live.

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

August 14th, 2019

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

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

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

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

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. For more information about the company and product line visit: sigsauer.com.

Holosun Technologies Introduces its Newest Micro Red Dot Unit

August 12th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

NERF Elite Titan CS-50

August 11th, 2019

The Titan CS-50, which is due in stores starting in September, is an absolute monster of a dart blaster. Virtually the NERF equivalent of a minigun, the Titan CS-50 features a spinning barrel assembly, and feeds from a massive 50-round drum, which will initially be available only with this blaster. The fire rate is reportedly 8 rounds a second, so it’ll blow through its drum quick. It also requires 4 “D” batteries to run, and comes with a shoulder strap, because with a blaster this size, you’re gonna need one.

The drum mag alone is actually pretty cool. It has Elite branding on the front, and a clear plastic window on the rear so you can check your remaining darts. Additionally, the bottom of the mag has a skeltonized foot, so it can serve as a pesudo-monopod. And, although this isn’t a surprise, the drum looks to be fully compatible with all other Elite blasters on the market.

nerf.hasbro.com/en-us/product/nerf-elite-titan-cs-50-toy-blaster

Buck Knives Upgrades the Compadre Camping Line

August 7th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 5th, 2019

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

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

 Pro Series M and M Pump Specs are:

·              12 Gauge magazine fed shotgun

·              6061 T6 Aluminum Receiver

·              18.5″ and 24” Barrel Options

·              Uses Benelli style chokes

·              Choice of Black Synthetic or Walnut Furniture

·              Front blade sight with white dot

·              5 round magazine included

·              Extremely Smooth Action

·              Ambidextrous Oversized Smooth Charge handle (Semiautomatic)

·              AR Style Safety

·              Accepts 2 ¾ and 3” shells

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

Unboxing Video

590M vs Pro Series M Shootout Video

Shotgun Nation Video

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

Dumbgood – NERF Collection

August 3rd, 2019

Dumbgood, a company that produces limited run collections of clothing and accessories based on pop culture and appealing to nostalgia, has released a NERF collection. The collection mainly consists of various shirts, although a few other items, such as a crossbody bag and ballcap, can be found. It’s kind of weird they’re doing an appeal to 90’s era NERF when they’re using the modern logo, but it is officially licensed, so that might be part of Hasbro’s requirements for the line.

You can check out the entire line at dumbgood.com

5.11 Tactical Opens 50th Company Owned Retail Store

August 1st, 2019

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

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

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

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

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


5.11 Store in Fort Bliss, TX

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

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

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

STREAMLIGHT INTRODUCES TLR-VIR II TACTICAL ILLUMINATOR

July 30th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Streamlight

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

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

July 29th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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