SIG SAUER Introduces New Varmint & Predator Elite Performance Ammunition

February 21st, 2018

Newington, NH (February 20, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc. introduces Varmint & Predator (V&P) Elite Performance Ammunition.   This new V&P line of ammunition features copper-jacketed, yellow-tipped projectiles designed for explosive expansion and match-grade accuracy.  Available in 40gr 223 Rem, 40gr 22-250 Rem and 55gr 243 Win cartridges, these Varmint & Predator rounds feature projectiles that are light for their caliber yielding higher muzzle velocities and flatter trajectories across all practical hunting distances.

The 40gr 223 Rem load has a muzzle velocity of 3650 fps and muzzle energy of 1183 ft-lbs.  The 40gr 22-250 has a muzzle velocity of 3975 fps with muzzle energy of 1403 ft-lbs, and the 55gr 243 Win has a muzzle velocity of 3880 fps with muzzle energy of 1838 ft-lbs.

“The new SIG V&P line of ammunition gives varmint and predator hunters access to exceptionally effective hunting rounds with match-grade accuracy,” said Bud Fini, Executive Vice President of the SIG SAUER Ammunition Division and Special Projects.  “We use the same high-quality, single-base extruded powders in these Varmint & Predator cartridges that we do in our SIG Match Grade rounds.  This provides consistent round-to-round muzzle velocities and insensitivity to temperature change, and hunters will especially appreciate the results these performance rounds bring them in the field.”

SIG SAUER Varmint & Predator rounds are produced on state-of-the-art loading equipment with electromechanical monitoring for charge weight consistency and geometric conformity.   All SIG SAUER Elite Performance Ammunition is manufactured by SIG SAUER at its new ammunition manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Arkansas to the same exacting standards as the company’s premium pistols and rifles.  For more information, visit

TMACS Signature Steel Target

February 21st, 2018

Introducing the @tmacsinc Signature Steel Target. Click the link in the bio to buy yours. The dimensions were engineered by Pat McNamara to ensure you receive the maximum training value.

The top measures 6 5/8″ wide and the bottom at 11 1/2″, with a length of 18″. System includes the TMACS Inc Strike Face, Base, Post Top and Strike Face Bracket with Bolts. Ships unpainted. Patent Pending.

VSS Launches Satellite Antenna Website

February 21st, 2018

Vigilant Security Services has launched a website that is dedicated to SATCOM antennas.  It is geared towards U.S. Military units and U.S. Government agencies and allows the users to easily submit SATCOM antenna RFQs directly from the site.  There are a variety of land-based, vehicular and man-pack style antennas available in legacy UHF SATCOM as well as MUOS SATCOM.  The antennas listed are manufactured by Trivec Avant and Leonardo.

Velocity Systems – Khard Medical Insert System

February 21st, 2018


-Two-piece insert designed to fit the 30L and 45L Arc’Teryx family of Assault and Khard Packs
-All Pouches have VELCRO® brand loop fasteners for attaching pouch contents/name tapes
-Main insert piece consists of six pouches
-Lid/front flap insert consists of two pouches that adhere to the lid/front flap of the pack
-Available for 30l and 45l Assault and Khard Packs
-Offered in Black and Wolf
-100% Made in the USA


High Angle Solutions – Silva Tactical Compasses

February 21st, 2018

Three entrepreneurial brothers. One great invention. In 1933, Björn, Alvar and Arvid Kjellström invented the first ever liquid-filled compass, and the Silva began. Not only was it the first compass of its kind, but is also set the global standard for how navigation works.


From this beginning, 85 years ago, Silva have grown significantly.  As part of that expansion they have been making compasses for militaries all over the world for a number of decades.  This has predominantly been based on the Expedition 4, which was due an update.  Following development work with the Royal Marines and other elements of the UK military Silva have now launched an updated range of compasses.

The new range includes a more robust base plate and bezel which address the needs of a challenging operational environment.  It also brings in line a number of interesting technologies including prismatic elements for commanders and global needles for expeditionary forces required to deploy anywhere across the globe.  Included in the package are lanyards with distance measuring scales for 1:25000 and 1:50000.  They also allow measurement in both mils and degrees enabling greater accuracy and the passage of accurate information for fires as well as air.

Alongside these must have navigation tools Silva also provide headlamps, binos, mapcases and a huge range of accessories to help you find your way.  If you want any further information please email

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PEO Soldier Checks Out LSAT

February 21st, 2018

Originally an AAI (now part of Textron Systems) science project, under the auspices of several different government programs, the Lightweight Small Arms Technology weapon and its Cased Telescoped has been under development for decades (and untold millions in development costs).

Here, BG Anthony “Tony” Potts, Program Executive Officer Soldier, fires the 5.56mm Cased Telescoped Light Machine Gun Feb. 14 during a visit to Textron Systems.

The CT LMG with 1,000 rounds weighs 28.5 pounds vs. an M249 with 1,000 rounds weighing 48.9 pounds. That’s pretty impressive. The favored technology for the Army’s upcoming Next Generation Squad Automatic Weapon program, is the TC round which will not fire from existing weapons in the Army’s inventory and current ammunition will not fire from the LSAT weapon. Although, the ammunition is lighter, you’ve got to have the right weapon to fire it. Conversely, current ammunition could also be lightened by going to a polymer case. And then, there’s the whole issue of reducing stoppages on LSAT, which requires the weapon to be dismantled.

Can’t wait to see how it performs in source selection. The IC criteria set the bar pretty high.

INVISIO Year-end Bulletin 2017: INVISIO closes the year with strong sales in the USA

February 21st, 2018

Stockholm, February 16, 2018

CEO comment
“Our efforts during the year have further strengthened our position and improved our market opportunities. The year’s successes with our own sales offices, contracts won, stronger relations with our customers, as well as an entirely new product category for communication in vehicles, give us a good starting position for the future. To enable the company’s growth ambitions the investments are continuing in 2018, but at a slightly calmer pace”, says Lars Højgård Hansen, CEO of INVISIO.

Full year 2017

Revenue: SEK 365.7 m (330.0)
Gross profit: SEK 202.3 m (171.0)
Gross margin: 55.3% (51.8)
EBITDA: SEK 82.9 m (97.8)
Operating profit/loss: SEK 78.6 m (90.4)
Operating margin: 21.5% (27.4)
Profit/loss for the period: SEK 62.3 m (91.8)
Earnings per share: SEK 1.42 (2.14)
October—December 2017

Revenue: SEK 118.1 m (81.3)
Gross profit: SEK 71.1 m (40.4)
Gross margin: 60.2 % (49.7)
EBITDA: SEK 28.3 m (20.6)
Operating profit/loss: SEK 27.3 m (16.9)
Operating margin: 23.1 % (20.8)
Profit/loss for the period: SEK 15.0 m (16.3)
Earnings per share: SEK 0.34 (0.38)
Important events in the fourth quarter

INVISIO received two orders totaling SEK 30 million for deliveries to the US Army’s new specialist unit, the Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFAB).
An existing defense customer ordered communication and hearing protection systems for just over SEK 30 million.
The order book at the close of the quarter was SEK 153.4 million (136.5).
Important events after the year-end

INVISIO increased its management group with a new executive position. Sigge Frolov was appointed as SVP Product Management.
INVISIO and the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) signed a 5-year framework agreement for communication equipment for the Danish Army.
The Board of Directors proposes a dividend of SEK 0.60 per share (0.50).

New Scarging Handle Colors from Kinetic Development Group

February 21st, 2018

KDG has improved their popular FNH SCAR Charging Handle, The “Scarging handle” and are now offering it in both Flat Dark Earth and matte Black Cerakote. The product is constructed of low carbon 1080 steel, heat treated and finished with a durable black, mil-spec finish before having the rugged Cerakote finish applied. KDG Scarging handle fits both 5.56 and 7.62 NATO versions of the SCAR, and installs in seconds.The design features a radius-faced grasping area, and swept geometry. This allows the user to achieve a more solid grasp when manipulating the bolt, aided by a deeply textured surface. Installation allows for easier charging, clearing of stoppages, and administratively locking the firearm bolt to the rear by allowing the shooter to gain more leverage on the charging handle. Shooters can choose between left or right side installation to match their hand dominance, and can rotate the Scarging handle to either downward or upward sweep. The downward sweep protects the hand from busted knuckles caused by optics mounts and other accessories by keeping it down and away from the weapon’s top. The increased grasping surface benefits those with larger hands or when wearing gloves.  The Scarging handle can alternatively be installed with the curve upward, which provides the user a slick side receiver to prevent snagging or “SCAR Thumb” (i.e. having the reciprocating charging handle strike your hand if using a magwell hold or unconventional shooting position). All Scarging Handles are constructed of low carbon 1080 steel, heat treated and finished with a durable black, mil-spec finish. The accessory protrudes less distance from the receiver than the factory unit, and is profiled to be extremely snag-resistant when wearing body armor or other gear. KDG is currently offering free shipping on all their products.