Archive for the ‘GAOS’ Category

GAOS – Veltye Launches New Website

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Oddly enough, I often run into local companies while put on the road.  Case in point is Virginia Beach’s Veltye, home of the Hugger Armor Carrier.  They were manning their first ever booth at the Great American Outdoor Show, displaying some of their wares.

We were able to catch up and they told me that they had launched a new website.  Check it out when you get a chance.

One of the products that caught my eye was the E/P Keeper which is designed to give you a place on your gun belt to store your ear pro, keep them handy.  I have used a Petzl Caritool, but many look for something soft rather than the carabiner style.

GAOS – Magpul X-22 Backpacker Stock

Monday, February 13th, 2017

One of the things I really enjoy about the Great American Outdoor Show is that I actually get to look at stuff, unlike SHOT Show which is a five day sprint through everything new in the tactical industry. Even though I previously mentioned Magpul’s X-22 stock for takedown 10/22s, I wanted to bring it up again. This thing is just cool. I’m ready to go buy a takedown 10/22 just because of this stock.

Drop-in design compatible with all factory Ruger 10/22 Takedown & Tactical Solutions SBX barrel
Unique locking interface to attach the barrel assembly to the receiver when being transported
Reinforced polymer construction for strength and durability
Ergonomic hand guard
Comes with interchangeable standard and “optic height” cheek risers
Optional QD sling mounting capability
Integrated storage compartment in the grip
Hinged storage compartment in the stock capable of storing up to 3 spare 10rd magazines
MOE SL nonslip rubber butt pad

They are supposed to be out this Spring but for me, they can’t come soon enough. Now, if Magpul would just make a decent 10/22 magazine.

GAOS – Triumph Systems

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Triumph Systems is new to me and I always enjoy encountering new companies, particularly those owned by fellow Veterans. In this case, Triumph Systems is owned by former SEAL Jared Ogden. You may remember him from National Geographic Channel’s “Ultimate Survival Alaska”. They make a bunch of different training targets for both tactical and hunting.

For this article, I’ll stick to the Pivotal Trainer which is used in conjunction with two-sided targets, featuring threat and non-threat scenarios.

The lightweight target frame can be used with the included legs or hung in doorframes or other areas. When mounting, just remember that the target will be turning around. All told, it weighs 13 lbs so it’s not bad to carry around on the range when setting up for new scenarios.

The Pivotal Trainer has three positions, with the home position presenting the target perpendicular to the shooter.


The wireless controller can be set for automatic or manual mode.

GAOS – Mudd Ox

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Mudd Ox is a US manufacturer of amphibious, all-terrain vehicles. While much of their business is recreational in nature, they have begun to gain traction in military markets internationally. Additionally, they have participated in several experiments by the services here in the US.

Mudd Ox offers various models which include both Mogas and Turbo Diesel powerplants. They all incorporate chain drive and have the option of skid steer which allows you to drive it like a tracked vehicle with counter rotating wheels on either side from tight maneuverability. Speaking of tracks, the all-terrain tires will accept band tracks for use on snow and soft terrain. The vehicles will accept up to six passengers and can be equipped with a flat, cargo deck to the rear along with PTO for generators as well as roll bars which can be lowered for getting into tight spaces. Winches are standard equipment and I wouldn’t operate one of these without one considering the terrain it is meant to negotiate.

GAOS – Check Out The Taurus SPECTRUM

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Shaping the Future of Everyday Carry™

(Miami, FL) –Taurus USA is announcing their appearance at the 2017 Great American Outdoors Show in Harrisburg, PA currently taking place until February 12. The new SPECTRUM™that shook the industry with its first debut last month at SHOT Show will be displayed for consumers to see first hand. The new SPECTRUM leads the concealed carry market in both function and innovation with its comfortable grip, non-energized trigger and comfortable everyday carry.

The Great American Outdoors Show is a nine day show highlighting manufacturers from hunting and shooting to fishing boats and outfitters. Stop by booth #473 to see and feel the difference of the American made TAURUS SPECTRUM pistol.

Taurus USA engineers took a fresh look at how the gun interfaces with the user. The concealed carry customer is concerned about control, comfort and safety while shooting a micro 380 pistol. To address this challenge, Taurus USA collaborated with PolyOne Corporation – a global provider of specialized polymer materials, services, and solutions. Together they conducted a major ergonomic study to better understand the challenges of making a small pistol that fits various hand sizes. Drawing on PolyOne’s expertise, Taurus USA executed an enhanced grip design featuring unique contours that enable the hand to naturally conform to the firearm, providing a more secure grip.

Taurus USA also took an innovative approach in addressing the challenges of slide racking by replacing traditional slide serrations and redesigned the slide itself. Taurus USA developed a stylish design which allows the fingers to engage indentations on the slide, providing positive contact points for enhanced traction, minimizing short strokes while racking – enhancing safety. Additionally, the same concept of soft touch material that is used on the grip is also incorporated into the slide design to enhance traction. These elements, when combined, create a comfortable manipulation when chambering a round.

The SPECTRUM pistol has a safe, long and smooth 7-9 pound trigger that offers the crisp release common to a striker-fired system. Unique to Taurus, this true double-action only (DAO) trigger system features a non-energized striker, with no pre-cock or pre-load applied, ensuring no contact between the sear and striker. The wide, flat trigger aids in correct finger placement. For additional safety, the gun comes equipped with a striker block, providing peace of mind for everyday carry.

The full design of the gun has been taken into consideration, to the point of take down. It requires only one turn on the take down pin to disassemble the gun, separating the slide assembly from the frame. Keeping safety in mind, the trigger does not have to be pulled to disassemble the gun. Another feature providing greater versatility of the SPECTRUM pistol is the reversible magazine release for right or left handed shooters.

The SPECTRUM pistol features include:

Standard Color Offering: (MSRP: $289)

The SPECTRUM pistol is available in eight Standard Color offerings which include; a black, gray or white frame option, either black or gray overmold color option and with either a black or stainless slide color option.

House Colors Include: (MSRP: $305)

Three house colors are available in the following configurations:

1) Black frame, FDE overmold, Black slide
2) White frame, Cyan blue overmold, Stainless slide
3) Gray frame, Mint overmold, Black slide

Taurus USA Announces Jessie Duff Appearances at Great American Outdoors Show

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

See the Taurus Team Captain in Harrisburg, PA

(Miami, FL) –Taurus USA is announcing the appearance of Jessie Duff at the 2017 Great American Outdoors Show in Harrisburg, PA on February 10-11. Jessie Duff, Taurus Team Captain, can be seen at the Taurus booth #473 on Friday and Saturday of the show.

The Great American Outdoors Show is a nine day show highlighting manufacturers from hunting and shooting to fishing boats and outfitters. Jessie Duff, winner of the 2016 Ladies Open Title at the US IPSC Nationals, has been the Captain of Team Taurus since 2011 and took over 10 championship titles last year alone. She is one of the most iconic faces in the firearms world. Her strong dedication to shooting sports has shown since childhood and continued to blossom into the champion level competition shooter she is today.

Jessie will be available to take photos with, sign autographs and answer industry questions throughout Friday and Saturday; do not miss the chance to meet with one of the best shooters around. With the launch of the new TAURUS SPECTRUM™ pistol, Jessie Duff will eagerly be there to inform the public on the newest Taurus handgun.

GAOS – Long Ranger with Sights by Henry Arms

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

I know it’s odd to see a lever-action rifle on SSD but the new Long Ranger with Sights by Henry Arms caught my because of the callers it’s offered in; .223, .243 and .308, making it an interesting choice for those who own plenty of AR family rifles but are looking for something different which uses their already existing ammunition supply. It’s a solid gun at 7 lbs.

These lever-action rifles rifles feature American Walnut stocks and 20″ barrels. However, unlike most lever-actions, they are fed from a steel-bodied detachable magazine which is flush-fit (5-round capacity in .223, 4-round in .243 and .308) with a steel floorplate and a blackened steel release button on the right side of the receiver.

This image from Henry Arms gives you a better view of the rear sight.

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GAOS – ModWall by Tactical Walls

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Tactical Walls had a soft launch of their new firearm organizer system called ModWall at SHOT Show. Unfortunately, I missed it so I was quite pleased to catch up at the Great American Outdoor Show.

ModWall is manufactured from US-sourced HDPE which the CMC mill. Current models are custom width by production versions as 22″ x 48″ panels are coming Mid-March. Attachments fit into slots on the wall in a similar manner to sales displays in shops, allowing the owner to customize the layout of the ModWall panel.

Currently, they have Magazine-style attachments which allow storage using the magwell for AR10, AR15, AK and Double stack 9mm. Additionally, they’ve got Generic Rifle and Generic Shotgun mounts. There is also a combination Body and Helmet stand which attaches to ModWall. Finally, there is a Magnetic mount which will accept many firearms.

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