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Now On Kickstarter – SightLines: Headset Cushions with Zero Eyewear Interference by Noisefighters

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Wearing both eyepro and earpro while at the range can become pretty annoying when the earpieces of the glasses break seal of the ear cups. Noisefighters has developed the first over-ear headset cushions to feature zero eyewear interference. Called SightLines, they are currently available on Kickstarter.

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Noisefighters tells us that when SightLines cushions are worn correctly, eyewear no longer causes hot spots around the ears. In addition, the unique horseshoe ring design and use of silicone gel and memory foam softens the cushion so much that compression is significantly reduced, pressure is better equalized across a larger surface area, and eyewear will not sit crookedly or need to be constantly adjusted. The cushions are also quite roomy, so ears will not feel cramped. Headaches are also significantly reduced or eliminated compared to traditional ear cushions.

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Government testing has shown a 1-10+ decibel decrease in sound deadening when eyewear breaks the head seal on traditional ear cushions used on earmuffs.

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The cushions are compatible with most of the popular headsets used by shooters and aviators: Howard Leight Impact Sport/Pro, 3M Peltor (including Optime, RangeGuard, Sport Tactical, Tactical Sport, and ComTac/SWATTac), MSA Sordin, Walker’s Razor Slim, TCI Liberator/DEHP, Gentex SPH-4/5 helmets, Aviation Survival Evo helmets, and a ton more headphones and aviation headsets from Bose, etc.

Even more promising, these aftermarket pads are less expensive than gel replacements from the OEM.

www.kickstarter.com

Support Spirit Of Blue By Purchasing A Wreath

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

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We are a proud supporter of our nation’s law enforcement community, and sponsor of the Spirit of Blue Foundation, who grants safety equipment to police agencies in need. Please join us in showing support for our nation’s officers by displaying the Spirit of Blue Wreath this Christmas Season at your home, the office or even send one to your local police department to tell them how much you appreciate them. $10 from every wreath goes to support Spirit of Blue and will benefit the safety of police officers nationwide. Simply go and order today at bit.ly/wreath17.

Lancer-Systems Supports End of Watch Raffle for Two Slain Kissimmee Police Department Officers

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Lancer-Systems, manufacturers of Hybrid Advanced Warfighting Magazines, carbon-fiber handguards and a range of L15 and L30 rifles, is honored to sponsor a custom built Lancer-Systems L15 Patrol Rifle Raffle. The income of which will benefit the families of Officer Matthew Baxter, EOW 08/18/2017, and Sergeant Richard “Sam” Howard, EOW 08/19/2017.

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Said Ross Botha, Lancer Director of Government & International Sales: “This is a small gesture by Lancer-Systems to try and help make their loved ones’ lives a little easier. It is hoped that this raffle will bring in much needed funds for those left behind by this tragedy.”

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Raffle tickets for the L15 Patrol can be purchased starting 11/13/2017 through George Montgomery (Kissimmee Police Department), call him on 407-847-0176. Cost is $20 per ticket, 3 tickets for $50 or 6 tickets for $100.

The drawing will be held on Saturday, January 13th, 2018, at the 3 Sisters Speakeasy Restaurant in downtown Kissimmee, FL

Please support this very worthy cause.

GoFundMe Fundraiser To Honor Captain Alexi Whitney, USMC

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

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Steven Arango started a GoFundMe page to fund a bust to honor Captain George “Alexi” Whitney, USMC. Captain Whitney graduated from Bates College, cum laude, and then served in the 3rd Marine Reconnaissance Battalion in Anbar, Iraq in 2005. He later joined the CIA, continuing his service. In December 2016, Captain Whitney was killed in action while serving in the CIA during an operation in Afghanistan.

The bust would be created by Colonel Lee Busby, USMC (Ret.), who has sculpted numerous service members who have been killed in action in Afghanistan and Iraq. His work can be seen in the following video.

www.gofundme.com/honor-captain-alexi-whitney-usmc

2018 Hot Shots Calendar Now Available

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Each year, Hot Shots creates a pinup calendar in order to raise awareness and funds for Help for Heroes in the UK and SOF charities in the US.

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Here’s a behind the scenes look at this year’s production at the High Bar Homestead, near Gillette, Wyoming, courtesy of sponsors Edgar Brothers and MultiCam brand.

To order, visit www.hotshotscalendar.com for US and Canada and www.hotshotscalendar.co.uk for UK and rest of world.

Devon Grube BBQ Classic Fundraiser

Friday, September 22nd, 2017


Dates: October 6-8
Where: KOA Campground Virginia Beach, VA
Tickets: 420.00 for 2 day pass
Where to buy the tickets: www.devongrubebbqclassic.com

TACWRK’s Uni’Corn Raffle Ends Soon

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Berlin-based TACWRK is holding a Raffle with three Arc’teryx Uni’corn, seen below, as the prizes.

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You’ve still got until the 13th of September to participate in this Raffle and donate to this worthy cause which will benefit several charities, including GDK, Bundespolizei-Stiftung, Bundeswehr Sozialwerk, Kampfschwimmer Association, SOC-F.

To enter, visit www.tacwrk.com/en/brands/unicorn.

Please Support The Family Of Cst Mark Neville

Monday, September 4th, 2017

I just received news of a tragic car accident which took the life of Constable Mark Neville and injured his wife and sons. Mark was a member of the RCMP and the friend of a friend which makes him family. I know this news is shocking and has hit a lot of people very hard. You all have our deepest condolences, especially his family.

His colleagues have started a Go Fund Me Page to help his family during this trying time. If you knew Mark please consider donating to this cause.

www.gofundme.com/cst-mark-neville

This is the note which I have been authorized to share.

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“Eric…. It is with great sadness that I am writing to you to let our brothers-in-arms know that one of our snipers and cherished friend, Mark Neville, has sadly perished in a vehicle accident in British Columbia on September 2nd. While travelling with his wife and 2 young sons, another vehicle crossed the center line and impacted Mark’s truck. He succumbed to his injuries at scene. His wife and two sons survived the incident and are recovering in hospital. Words cannot describe what our team is feeling right now.

Growing up in Canada’s north Mark was the embodiment of an easy going, humble, hard working, salt of the earth farm boy. He put people at ease with his demeanour, would give you the shirt off his back, and truly loved being a Mountie. In short, a man and a father that we all hope our sons will become.

Mark worked and trained extensively over the years with a number of your readers. In support of his family we have established a site to help his sons and wife. It can be found at;

gofundme.com/cst-mark-neville

Best Regards, Corporal James McLeod, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Emergency Response Team