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VZ Grips Teams Up With Legendary Gunsmiths To Build One Of A Kind Giveaway 1911

Monday, January 20th, 2020

January 20th, 2020: VZ Grips® is proud to announce its new legendary giveaway; VZ Grips has teamed up with two of the country’s premier custom 1911 builders to bring a one-of-a-kind custom 1911 to life. Jason Burton of Heirloom Precision and Pete Single of Pete’s Custom Shop, each a well renowned 1911 specialist (and industry partners with VZ Grips) have combined their unique talents and skill sets to craft this special project.

Built on a 5” 45 ACP, Springfield Armory Custom Shop frame & slide set. The pistol is assembled with the highest quality parts available. All critical parts are machined from bar-stock tool steel or forgings, heat treated and checked for proper Rockwell hardness (no castings are used). Every part enjoys some custom touch, each detailed to insure proper fit and function. The entire pistol is softened and smoothed for comfort of concealed carry, then finished in a deep, rich, classic bluing. To finish off this amazing pistol build VZ Grips provided their new Hyrda pattern burl G10 stocks.

The pistol will be on display all throughout the SHOT show at the VZ Grips booth #2243

The duo merged their individual styles into one showpiece with the following work and features:

Jason Burton (Heirloom Precision) work:
• Flatten and serrate slide top at 30 LPI broad arrow pattern
• Fit Wilson Combat Bulletproof beavertail grip safety
• Fit Wilson Combat Bulletproof thumb safety
• Fabricate and install gold line front sight, blend to slide and serrate at 75 LPI
• Install Heinie Slant-Pro rear sight, reshape and modify for one-handed operation
• Serrate rear of slide at 40 LPI and blend to rear sight
• Fit oversize firing pin stop
• Fit and tune Wilson Combat Bulletproof extractor
• Clearance ejection port for live round ejection
• Straighten frame lines
• Complete hand-filed de-horning
• Detail prep pistol; satin matte blast frame with 320 “brushed” slide flats
• Blue complete pistol
• Test fire and zero at 25 yards

Pete Single (Pete’s custom shop) work:
• High-cut and checker front strap and mainspring housing at 25 LPI
• Machine frame for Chen Gen-2 mag-well with full radius bevel
• Install extended magazine release; angle back and serrate at 40 LPI
• Precision fit Bar-Sto barrel matching 1st and 2nd radial lugs
• Fit barrel bushing with matching muzzle crown
• Adjust barrel throat and finish ream chamber for max reliability and function
• Install bar stock slide stop, cut tracking detent for ball plunger to hold in positive down position
• True slide stop notch and bevel breech-face entrance
• Custom oversize ejector; relieve slide internally for ejector clearance
• Trigger job using tool steel action components
• Fit custom radial combat trigger; modified with Delrin glide bushings
• Squared trigger guard
• Recessed plunger tube in frame to give thumb safety positive on/off engagement
• Hi-Power cuts machined on nose of slide
• Machined slide for ball-cuts


Samson Manufacturing is Giving Away a Ruger Mini-14 with the New Samson A-TM Folding Stock at SHOT Show!

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

KEENE, NH – Stop by the Samson booth, #20327, at SHOT for your chance to win our A-TM prize package valued at over $2,000, including: a Ruger® Stainless Steel Mini-14® rifle and our New A-TM folding Stock, a sight set from XS Sights, a 36″ Padded Weapons Case from Voodoo Tactical, a Ruger 20 rd. Magazine with a Titanium Cerakote® finish by SnF Finishing, and a $100 gift certificate from our friends at Ammo Supply Warehouse!

The only way to enter is by visiting the Samson booth, #20237 at this year’s SHOT Show in Las Vegas, January 21-24, 2020.

See you at SHOT!

Special Forces Association Chapter I-XVIII – 50 Gun Raffle

Sunday, January 5th, 2020

SFA Chapter 1-18 is holding a raffle for 50 firearms. TICKETS ARE $100. Each raffle entry purchased will be included in ALL 50 drawings. Winners will be reinserted. There are only 500 tickets available. This is the list of firearms being raffled. This number may rise.

This raffle is part of Special Forces Association chapter 1-18’s fundraising efforts to purchase a new home site. The former Team House, previously located at National SFA grounds on Doc Bennett Road in Fayetteville, NC was destroyed by flooding from Hurricane Mathew in 2016. Today we are still a chapter without a Home. We are determined to change that with your help.

Drawing to be held:

Jan 11, 4:00 PM

Doc Bennett Road, Doc Bennett Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28306, USA

Minimum requirement for “Claiming a prize” requires the winner to contact SFA Chapter 1-18 officials, satisfactory verifying their identity, and making arrangements to take possession of the firearm within a reasonable amount of time following the drawing.

Visit www.sfa1-18.com to purchase tickets and to review the full rules.

Franklin Armory will be Celebrating the True 12 Days of Christmas!

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Some companies do 12 days of specials we decided to take that one step farther and give out 12 days of gifts in the form of free prizes.

Santa Franklin will be giving out a different prize every day starting on December 25 and ending on January 5th celebrating the true 12 days of Christmas. There will be a promo code emailed out each day for a limited number of free prizes.  The first ones to input the code and complete check out will WIN the prizes. If the promo code does not work, you were not fast enough.  So keep checking your emails for more prize info!  

To sign up, visit franklinarmory.com/true-12-days-of-christmas.

ZEV Technologies Wins Carbine Of The Year from Ballistic Magazine – Enter A Chance To Win Your Own

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Not only did Ballistic magazine award ZEV Technologies Carbine of the Year, but they’re offering readers a chance to win one of their own by voting in their Reader’s Choice awards.

For full details, visit www.ballisticmag.com/2019/12/01/2019-ballistic-best-reader-choice-awards.

Check Out Our Instagram Giveaway

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Heckler & Koch have us a really cool prize pack at Milipol which we are passing on to a lucky Instagram follower.

Visit SSD.Collection in IG to enter. Step on it, because you’ve only got 24 hours to enter.

SureFire Give Away for the ASA

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

SureFire is donating a SOCOM556-RC2 suppressor & WARCOMP-556-1/2-28 as one of the many great prizes for the American Suppressor Association’s November Cans Not Bans Membership Giveaway! Make your voice heard by joining ASA today. Visit the American Suppressor Association to enter.

How to enter:

1-Year Membership = One entry to win

3-Year Membership = Three entries to win

Lifetime Membership = Ten entries to win

Already a member? You are already entered to win! Want more chances to win?

Each $25 in Donations = One entry to win

Contest ends Monday, December 2, 2019, at 11:59pm EST. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 5:00pm EST via the ASA’s website, Facebook and Instagram. Terms and Conditions apply.


About the ASA:

The American Suppressor Association is spearheading the fight to legalize and deregulate suppressors, and are the front line defense against the anti-suppressor factions that want them banned! Over the past eight years, ASA has actively lobbied in 30 states, fought to ease the archaic restrictions on suppressors in D.C., testified in front of dozens of legislative bodies, hosted countless suppressor demonstrations for legislators, media, and the public, and funded research proving the efficacy of suppressors. As a result of our work, Iowa, Minnesota, and Vermont legalized suppressor ownership, and 18 new states have legalized the use of suppressors while hunting, proposed ATF regulations on suppressor manufacturers were stopped, CLEO sign-offs were removed from all transfers, and transfer times are again beginning to drop.

Reminder – SSD x DMOS Collective Veteran’s Day Giveaway

Sunday, November 10th, 2019

This Veteran’s Day, DMOS Collective is giving away one of their Delta and another of their Stealth shovels in FDE, to a lucky SSD reader. One recipient will receive one shovel and another winner, the other.

For full rules, and to enter, visit dmoscollective.com/pages/veterans-day-giveaway



Meet the Delta Shovel. A compact, portable feat of engineering from DMOS, the Delta Shovel is the E-Tool you wish you had in the military. Capable of being used as a full-sized shovel or collapsing down for work in limited space, as a hoe, or folding flat for storage, the Delta Shovel is your constant companion for any of the toughest jobs. Whether you’re freeing a stuck vehicle or digging a sniper hide, the Delta is always on hand and never in the way.

The Delta shovel’s handle is telescoping and can be used at 24″, 37″, or 51″ long.

The shovel’s head, similar to an e-tool, can be positioned and locked as a shovel, a Pulaski-type hoe, or flat for storage.



Full-sized. Fully-collapsible. Tougher than an Avy shovel but easy to stow on your backpack, snowmobile, dune buggy or wherever else your adventures take you.

The Stealth is THE original award-winning DMOS shovel. Crafted of lightweight but tough 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum, the Stealth shovel is a perfect companion for any adventure in snow or sand. Collapsible down to a mere 24” x 11” x 3”, the Stealth can fit in a backpack, in a trunk, on a snowmobile, or on one of our custom-fitted mounts to accompany you anywhere. The serrated teeth on the blade allow you to use it as a rake, bust ice, or level campsites, and the full-sized shaft lets you do it all WITHOUT ruining your back. Smaller user? No problem, the handle can be used at three lengths. Whether you’re building kickers for snowboarding or digging out your truck in the dunes, make sure you’ve got the right shovel.

For this of you who want to purchase any products, use discount code DMOSSERVICE for 20% off for Mil/LE/EMS.

Check DMOS out on FB at facebook.com/dmoscollective and Instagram @DMOS_Collective.