Tactical Tailor

Aero Precision MFT Rifle Giveaway

January 20th, 2018

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Our January Rifle Giveaway features an M4E1 Complete Rifle in Spent Brass done by Republic Rifle. The Spent Brass coating features a Gold KG Gun Coat with a Black Cerakote overlay. This rifle was built with our M4E1 Lower Receiver, M4E1 Enhanced Upper Receiver, and Gen 2 Enhanced 15″ M-LOK Handguard, all finished in Spent Brass.

We have received amazing custom accessories for the first time from our friends over at Mission First Tactical. Included is a BATTLELINK™ Minimalist Mil-Spec Stock, ENGAGE™ AR15/M16 Pistol Grip, Standard Capacity Polymer Mag, 3 Prong Flash Hider and Polymer Front and Rear Flip-Up Sights.

Rise Armament has stepped up and provided one of their RA-434 High-Performance Triggers, giving this rifle a smooth pull with a crisp, clean release. This trigger has a retail value of $169.

Retail Value: $1299+

Aeroprecisionusa.com/ap/monthly-rifle-giveaway/

New Night Optics Products on Display at 2018 SHOT Show

January 19th, 2018

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – January 19, 2018 – Night Optics USA, an industry leader in the production of innovative, professional-quality night vision gear, will introduce the world’s first continuous calibration thermal riflescope at the 2018 SHOT Show – the SVTS Thermal riflescope.

Available in three models, the Night Optics SVTS couples night vision with thermal overlay, allowing users to quickly identify targets with ease. The SVTS line is also the first thermal riflescope to deliver continuous calibration, assuring users that the screen will not freeze during critical moments. In addition to this category-leading feature, the SVTS is standard with Heat Tracker. This innovative design feature identifies the next heat signature with an arrow pointing to the target outside of the visible screen. A quick-select menu, waterproof construction, and multiple reticle choices ensure fast target acquisition and accuracy in all weather conditions.

“The SVTS line offers category leading technology at unprecedented prices,” said Ben Bainter, Night Optics Product Manager. “Hunters and shooters can now access thermal riflescope technology at an MSRP of only $1,199 with our SVTS-80 Fusion model.”

The SVTS-80 Fusion, as with the other models in the lineup, features night vision with thermal overlay for quick detection using thermal while simultaneously identifying with night vision. The mid-range SVTS-320 has a Core Resolution of 320×240 and a display resolution of 640×480. The Long Range SVTS-640 has a core resolution of 640×480.

Other standard features include recoil activated recording that automatically saves 10 seconds before and 10 seconds after a shot is fired, along with Snap Back shot-sensing technology that allows the scope to automatically zoom out to reacquire targets quicker than ever before.

At the 2018 SHOT Show, Night Optics will also unveil its new BRILLIANCE powered Night Vision line.  Working with the top image intensifier tube manufacturers in the world, Night Optics improved specifications for their new BRILLIANCE line. With crisp resolution/clarity and mil-spec life expectancy, the Night Optics BRILLIANCE image intensifier tube is the perfect combination of combat proven technology and consumer demanded performance at a significant cost advantage.

Night Optics will also introduce the world’s smallest multi-function IR device—the Night Chase NC50. This device enables all levels of tactical, hunting and self-defense users a day/night solution for close to midrange target engagement. Pinpoint accuracy is made possible beyond 500 yards with a laser measuring less than 1 mrad at 100 yards. The built-in IR illuminator allows for quick, close to mid-range target identification when paired with a night vision device.

Last but not least, is Night Optics FIR-i Focusable IR Illuminator. This 600 mW illuminator boasts over 1 hour runtime from a single CR123a battery. The FIR-i is the perfect illuminator for any night op with the included Picatinny rail mount, flood to spot focus, and up to 1,000 yard capability.

Attendees of the 2018 SHOT Show in Las Vegas are encouraged to see the latest products from Night Optics at Booth #20020.

Night Optics USA is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information, visit www.nightoptics.com.

2018 Crye Precision Catalog

January 19th, 2018

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www.cryeprecision.com/resources/CRYE_PRECISION_2018_product_guide_web

CamelBak and Primos Team Up on This Season of “TRUTH About Hunting”

January 19th, 2018

Partnership Precedes CamelBak’s Entrance into Hunt Market

FLORA, Mississippi – January 19, 2018 – Primos Hunting, a leading innovator of game calls and hunting accessories, announces CamelBak as an official partner for Primos’ award-winning “TRUTH About Hunting” television show. Upcoming episodes will feature CamelBak’s forthcoming hunting gear in the field as Will Primos, Jimmy Primos and Brad Farris chase turkeys, elk, deer, waterfowl and predators from hunting camps in Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas, to points all over North America.

“Team Primos is thrilled to be working hand-in-hand with CamelBak, who has a heritage of building high quality products,” Will Primos said. “Primos has worked closely with CamelBak to bring this legacy of hydration into great products built specifically for hunters.”

CamelBak, the originator of the hands-free hydration pack and the gold standard in reservoir technology, has designed a new line of hunting packs and drinkware specifically for hunters. CamelBak’s new hunt line will be shown for the first time at the 2018 at SHOT Show in Las Vegas beginning January 23. Attendees of the 2018 SHOT Show in Las Vegas can see the new hunt line at the CamelBak Booth #14551.

Primos TRUTH About Hunting returns for its 18th season as an Outdoor Channel fan favorite. The show airs Sunday at 9:30 p.m. EST on the Outdoor Channel.

Primos, a Vista Outdoor brand, is one of the most recognizable and trusted names in hunting calls, attractants, trail cameras and accessories. For more information, visit www.primos.com.

Beyond SHOT Guest Pass

January 19th, 2018

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OSS Introduces New HELIX-QD Suppressor Line

January 19th, 2018

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Millcreek UT – OSS Suppressors LLC is proud to announce the new HELIX-QD suppressor line in 5.56k, 7.62 and Magnum configurations.

“Our new Helix-QD (Quick Disconnect) line is the culmination of hard work that began two years ago when OSS Suppressors acquired Operators Suppressor Systems,” said John Spurrier, CEO of OSS Suppressors. “Armed with insights and feedback from customers, dealers, OEMs and military partners, our design and engineering team implemented a development process that intensively analyzed and tested new designs to extremes. The result is an evolution of OSS’s Flow-Through™ technology in this new one-piece design” he said. “We’re excited by the reaction we’re getting from dealers and partners for these new quieter, shorter, lighter and stronger suppressors.”

• HX-QD 556k: a short, extremely durable suppressor. It delivers sub-140 dB performance, is full-auto rated and easily passes the USSOCOM Reliability Stress Test – it’s designed and built for abuse. MSRP is $899.
• HX-QD 762: a strong “utility player” suppressor. With its design and development heavily influenced by the U.S. Army CSASS requirements, the HX-QD 762 delivers 136-139 dB performance, is full-auto rated up to 7.62, and is cross-platform compatible from 5.56 up to .300 WM — there’s no other suppressor like it on the market. MSRP is $999.
• HX-QD Magnum Ti: a short, lightweight and durable suppressor for large bore rifles – ideal for most .30 caliber platforms. With a fully welded Grade 5 titanium body and heat treated 17-4 stainless steel and Grade 5 titanium internals, the HX-QD Magnum Ti is full-auto rated for 5.56, and delivers hearing safe suppression from 5.56 (sub-133 dB) to .338 (sub-139 dB) — no other .338 suppressor is this versatile. MSRP is $1599.

“What’s most impressive about this new product line is how our engineers built the unmatched benefits of Flow-Through into a simpler one-piece design and improved or maintained the benefits,” said Chris Estadt, VP of Marketing and Sales. “For example, the new tool-less HX-QD Torque Lock System (TLS) – maybe the most advanced yet simple mounting system in the market – uses the rotational pressure from gasses exiting the suppressor to keep it snug on the muzzle device. It can’t shoot loose and you don’t need a complicated mechanical device…that will ultimately fail.” he said. “How snug? Testers have said detaching the HX-QD can is like opening a pickle jar.”

OSS’s disciplined product development process and simple one-piece design will accelerate continued innovation and new products – including rimfire and handgun suppressors – for dealers and their customers.

See the new HELIX-QD suppressors at SHOT Show (Booth #1561), The Industry Day Range (Lane SR 35) and ATAC Range.

GERBER Introduces New Empower Automatic Knife Series at SHOT Show 2018

January 19th, 2018

PORTLAND, OREGON (January, 23rd, 2018) – GERBER, an industry-leading manufacturer of knives, multi-tools, and gear, announced today that it will debut the Empower™ series at Shot Show 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first look at the series comes ahead of the May 1st launch date, when the American-made automatic knife will be available to purchase for $125 at retail. The new series is available in 4 distinct styles, each with varying color and material combinations that aim to appeal aesthetically to the EDC consumer.

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“The Empower series navigates the user divide between EDC users and tactical operators with 4 colorways and a unique new blade shape,” says Karrson Koivisto, Product Manager for Gerber. “This American-made automatic knife is another distinct step in Gerber’s pursuit of delivering choice materials and world-class craftsmanship at an accessible price point. The Empower balances the innovation of Armored Grip™ Tech and a snappy opening mechanism with the time-tested durability of S30V steel and the battle-ready chassis of the Propel. It has the spirit of a warrior, evolved for the everyday carry user.”

Based on the chassis of the field-proven Propel, the Empower is Gerber’s newest American-made automatic knife. Specifically designed with a focus on everyday carry, this daily workhorse wields lightning-quick deployment and safety-focused locking mechanisms. A false edge spear point blade (available in a stonewash or black oxide finish) delivers utility and piercing capability, ideal for survival situations and daily chores alike. The oversized plunge lock and safety slide partner together to provide unrivaled control when deployed, as well as keep it safely stowed when in pocket. The Armored Grip™ handle scales offer reliable control and a tactile hand feel; photo-chemical etching provides a quick, confident grip as well as different design options to choose from.

The Empower joins an honored lineage of iconic products that are manufactured in the Portland, Oregon facility – learn more about Gerber’s commitment to American manufacturing here. As always, Gerber remains dedicated to crafting tools that stand the test of time, and each product is backed by Gerber’s limited lifetime warranty.

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www.gerbergear.com

5.11 Unveils New Spring and Fall Products at SHOT 2018

January 19th, 2018

Irvine, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2018)5.11 Tactical, the global innovator of tactical apparel and gear, will showcase its largest line of new products in the brand’s 15-year history at the annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas, January 23-26, 2018. In addition to debuting collections of new packs and bags, professional uniforms, tactical apparel, boots and accessories to help both on and off-duty consumers “Always Be Ready®”, 5.11 will also be announcing several new innovation partners and 2018 brand initiatives.

Inspired by 5.11’s battle-tested backpacks, the new Rapid Origin Pack is an ideal mission-ready pack. Lightweight and medium-sized, the Rapid Origin features multiple quick-release and adjustable straps to customize the fit. A web platform on the front allows pouches or gear to be added, and there is a secure CCW compartment and an internal admin panel. Built with a large, drop-front inverted U opening, the interior is easy to access and includes a padded laptop compartment. ($84.99)

The new Aerial Shirt is made using dissolving yarn technology, resulting in a highly breathable, moisture-wicking garment that features breathe-through ventilation and excellent air flow. The Aerial includes 5.11’s proprietary RAPIDraw™ placket for easy access to a concealed carry weapon. ($49.99) The Have a Knife Day Shirt is a button-down, built with a RAPIDraw™ placket for easy access to a concealed carry weapon. It features a subtle knife print pattern in its lightweight cotton/polyester fabric. Small bellows under the neck yoke offer easier movement for everyday wear. ($49.99)

5.11’s new Cupron® Socks make the most of copper’s natural anti-microbial properties. Cupron®’s anti-fungal fibers prevent the growth of, while also killing 99.9% of T mentagrophytes, athlete’s foot fungus. The socks feature moisture-wicking polyester with a Cupron® copper heel and toe, as well as compression zones designed for fit and all-day comfort. ($24.99/3 pack)

5.11 will introduce a new color way (dark coyote/dark brown) in two of its most popular and technologically advanced footwear styles. The Apex Waterproof 8” Boot features a resoleable Vibram® Megagrip outsole, a D30® Lite midsole, a D30 support footbed, an eVent™ breathable blood borne pathogen waterproof membrane lining, and a Kevlar® reinforced heel. ($249.99) The XPRT® 3.0 Waterproof 6” Boot features the Vibram® Megagrip outsole to help grip on dry and wet terrains, along with an OrthoLite® Imperial footbed for higher energy return and less fatigue. It also features a Kevlar® heel, side ankle abrasion protection and an eVent® waterproof breathable and BBP resistant membrane lining. ($209.99)

In Fall 2018, 5.11 will be the first apparel brand to introduce its exclusive GEO7™ Camo providing users with advanced concealment technology founded by using mathematical principles. Developed in an exclusive partnership with Veil Camo, the line includes Tactical Duty Uniform Shirts, Pants, Jackets, Hats, a Plate Carrier and additional gear. Each piece features a combination of macro and micro visual disruption and color palettes that work in tandem across light conditions and environments to give users a tactical time advantage in remaining concealed. Offered in two colors, GEO7™ Terrain and GEO7™ Night, GEO7™ is a revolutionary technology designed using both fractal and chaos mathematical principles. These principles fuel the visual biases found in the natural world. This approach lends to the color and visual disruption which makes GEO7™ so effective.

Additionally, 5.11 is partnering with The Woolmark Company to create a Class-A Flex-Tac® Poly/Wool professional collection, which includes men’s and women’s short-sleeve and long-sleeve shirts and pants in a professional fabric containing natural stretch and recovery. 5.11’s uniform line is consistently known for providing a professional look, fade-resistant Teflon® finish, and home laundry-friendly qualities. The addition of the Flex-Tac® Poly/Wool technology elevates the uniforms’ functionality, comfort and durability by resisting soiling and staining, while also absorbing moisture vapor, controlling odor naturally, and delivering natural thermoregulation and UV protection.

In Fall 2018, 5.11’s best-selling Defender-Flex Jeans will be offered for women in a boot cut and slim fit, as well as in dark, medium and light color washes. Built with advanced fabrics and classic jean styling, these innovative pants features stretch and recovery technology woven into comfortable denim, along with seven versatile pockets – including two specifically sized to fit magazines – to carry all necessities while on and off the range. ($69.99)

5.11 will also introduce the mission-ready AMP™ collection of packs, plate carrier and mission-specific gear sets. AMP packs include 5.11’s patented HEXGRID® Gear Set™ attachment which enables multi-directional mounting of web/MOLLE pouches, along with hook and loop attachments. Capabilities can be expanded and mission-prepped with various gear sets designed to be switched or transferred between bags and mounted externally and/or internally. The collection includes the AMP12™ backpack, AMP24™ backpack, AMP72™ backpack, the All Missions Plate Carrier and 2 Banger Gear Set™, HEXGRID® 9×9 Gear Set™, HEXGRID® 12×9 Gear Set™, Admin Gear Set™, Med Pouch Gear Set™, Double Deploy Gear Set™.

Lastly, 5.11 will unveil a full overhaul on its line of tactical lighting. The comprehensive line of flashlights includes over 25 different styles, all geared to provide lighting solutions for the most demanding missions by offering more power, extended runtime and farther viewing distance.

“5.11 is renowned for its award-winning products among law enforcement, military, fire and EMS professionals worldwide, and we’re thrilled to continue expanding our consumer line as well,” said Jan-Willem Driessen, Vice President of Global Marketing at 5.11. “We look forward to debuting this new collection, and continuing to provide our customers with the products they need to Always Be Ready®.” Driessen furthers, “We have many exciting brand partnerships continuing into 2018, including a continued partnership with The CrossFit® Games and Service Open, an extended Ubisoft partnership with 5.11 apparel and gear appearing in the upcoming Far Cry® 5 video game, as well as an expansion of 5.11’s Quiet Warrior program.”

“We at 5.11 are product innovators in every sense of the word,” said 5.11’s President, Francisco Morales. “Throughout 5.11’s Spring and Fall 2018 product lines you’ll see innovative designs, collaborations, and technologies that no one else is utilizing.” Morales continues, “We’re incredibly proud of our purpose-built products and our partnerships with the end-users, service professionals and operators, whose feedback helps us design the best the industry has to offer.”

“SHOT Show 2018 will be the most exciting and productive in the history of our company,” said Tom Davin, CEO of 5.11. “With this combination of innovative 5.11 products, tactical professionals from around the world, and the 5.11 executive team, new ideas, synergies and opportunities are sure to result.”

New styles will be featured at 5.11’s booth (#13162) at SHOT Show 2018 at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.