Archive for May, 2017

“Happy Memorial Day”

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Last week I received an email with a note at the bottom that said, “Happy Memorial Day!” I thought to myself, “Happy”? How dare they? Memorial Day is a solemn occasion.

But then I thought about the average American. For the vast majority, Memorial Day is a long weekend, kicking off the beginning of summer. We’ve done such a great job protecting them, there is no significant connection to the sacrifice our service members have made to this nation. We’ve lost touch with one another. But while they’ve forgotten, it doesn’t mean I have to. I can take the advice and still remember those who gave all.

Some were friends. Others relatives. Most, I never knew. All too often, they died in battle. Still more succumbed later to wounds, both visible and invisible. A few even passed away from old age. Even so, those wounds, they still hurt.

But across all of that suffering were good times. So this year I’m going to honor those who’ve gone before me by thinking happy thoughts about them. For today, I’ll think of the jokes and the smiles. After all, I can’t think of a better way to remember them.

Magpul Joins Brownells In Donating To SOWW This Memorial Day

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Magpul teamed up with Brownells, Inc. to give 10% of sales this Memorial Day back to SOWW – Special Operations Wounded Warriors, an organization that provides outdoor experiences to the deserving men and women of our U.S. Special Operations Forces that have sustained wounds in battle and or in significant service to our Country. It’s a great day to support a great cause. Starts at midnight on Sunday at www.brownells.com.

Learn more about SOWW at sowwcharity.com

TROY Memorial Day Freedom Upgrade Event

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

West Springfield, MA – TROY extends their National Military Appreciation Month offers with a $1,090 package for only $700 which includes the TROY SPC A3 Rifle, TROY HK front and round rear BattleSights™, TROY BattleSling®, 3-pack of TROY BattleMags® and a bonus swag bag. Sale runs Friday, May 26 – Monday, May 29 with full details at www.worldoftroy.com.

The TROY SPC A3 (SCAR-CA4-16BT-01) is a 5.56, Optic Ready MSR with a 13” TRX2 BattleRail, A2 Flash Suppressor, M-4 Style 6-position stock with a forged lower and M4A4-type flat top forged upper receiver with M4 feed ramps (MSRP $799) with Freedom Upgrade Bonus items:

  • TROY Rear Folding BattleSight in black (SSIG-FBS-R0BT-00), Value: $119.00
  • TROY HK Style Front Folding BattleSight in black (SSIG-FBS-FHBT-00), Value: $99.00
  • TROY 30 round BattleMag 3 pack in black (SMAG-3PK-00BT-00), Value: $35.00 (10 round substituted where legally required)
  • TROY 2-point Adjustable Sling (WSLG-MLWB0), Value: $29.99
  • Packed in a red TROY string backpack with a 2017 Catalog, My Service Rifle Cards, Combat Arms Magazine featuring the TROY SFOD-D M16A2 Carbine and an extensive historical view of the Battle of Mogadishu, American Gunfighter Brochure (MIL/LEO/First Responder Program), pen, stickers and a 2017 Challenge Coin.
  • TROY continues to thank and honor our service members, retired military, veterans, spouses, their families and friends with National Appreciation Month Offers which include:

  • 17% off your TroyInd.com accessory purchase with promo code SOLDIER17 (excludes Third Party Products)
  • Add a 3-pack of black TROY 30-round BattleMags® (SMAG-3PK-00BT-00) to your cart, your entire TroyInd.com purchase ships free UPS Ground
  • Get Your Hands on History™ and take 10% off the meticulous tribute carbines of Vietnam, the TROY GAU-5/A/A and XM177E2 at www.MyServiceRifle.com
  • TROY Thank You Gift with order for credentialed members of our Military
  • All NMAM offers are available through May 31, 2017. Military discounts provided year-long. Contact Sales@TroyInd.com with any questions or for further details.


    New Assault Hike at the Stone Mountain Machine Gun Shoot Goes Full Auto with Kinetic Development Group June 3 & 4

    Sunday, May 28th, 2017

    100-Percent of KDG Full Auto Upgrade Sales to Benefit Hire Heroes USA

    Monroeton, PA – May 25, 2017 – The Shooters Gauntlet announced that its all new Assault Hike will go full auto during the Stone Mountain Machine Gun Shoot June 3 & 4 thanks to a partnership with Kinetic Development Group (KDG). KDG is sponsoring the Assault Hike, giving shooters the chance to handle the company ARC-4 machine gun through the complete assault hike course. The cost of the KDG full auto upgrade is $10, with 100-percent of the sales being donated to Hire Heroes USA, a non-profit that empowers U.S. military members, veterans and military spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce.


    The new Assault Hike course, which will open at the start of the Stone Mountain Machine Gun Shoot, is now longer and more challenging with added auto targets and steel. With the KDG full auto upgrade, each shooter can choose to upgrade the hike and take the full auto KDG ARC-4 machine gun through the course.


    “The guys from KDG have been incredible supporters of our Stone Mountain Machine Gun Shoot since the beginning,” said Bob Raimo, owner of The Shooters Gauntlet. “They have some of the most innovative AR and SCAR accessory products on the market. We’re grateful for their support and proud to be working with them to give to a great cause in support of our military servicemen and women.”

    To sign up for the assault hike, go to www.shootersgauntlet.com/machine-gun to purchase a weekend pass. Tickets are on sale now and start at $25. Veterans receive 20-percent off their weekend pass with code: VETERAN. Online ticket sales end May 27. Tickets will be available to purchase on-site, cash only. All KDG upgrades will take place as a cash sale on-site.

    And The Winner Of The PMAG Decoration Contest Is…

    Sunday, May 28th, 2017


    Nothing helps take justice to the bad guys of the world like Sand GEN M3’s PMAGs that have been decorated by your daughter. Winning.

    Kalashnikov Concern – AK Modernization Kit

    Sunday, May 28th, 2017

    Kalashnikov Concern has begun to produce a series of English language videos detailing their advancements and new products. This video details a modernization kit developed by the company, which aims to update older Kalashnikov-style weapons. Adjustments include the inclusion of Picatinny rails, a new muzzle brake/flash hider, and ergonomically-improved furniture.

    Grey Ghost Precision – GLOCK Slides Now Available For Pre-Order

    Sunday, May 28th, 2017

    Machined from 17-4 Billet Stainless Steel, GGP Slides have tighter tolerances than a factory slide. These slides have a Black Nitride finish, and are available in different configurations to swap with your personal G17 or G19 slide, or finish an 80% build.

    The lightening cut version for reduced weight and better balance at the muzzle, and a non-windowed version with unique ‘Geoscales’ for positive texture when operating the slide. You can choose either cut in a Gen 3 or Gen 4 slide version and both are offered with optional RMR Optic Cutout. *Sights and Barrel not included


    Operational Detachment Source Memorial Day Sale

    Saturday, May 27th, 2017

    Big Memorial Day sale, 12% off your entire order at ODS today through Wednesday the 31st. Get it while supplies last.

    Code: MEMOR17
    (some exclusions may apply)