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EOTech Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Vouchers Now Shipping

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

In 2015, EOTech was found to have defrauded the US government over the performance of their Holographic Weapon Sights. They quickly settled with the government. As you can imagine, consumers who had purchased the sights were outraged.

EOTech parent company L3, launched a return program to reimburse the original price of the optics for those who were no longer happy with their purchase. However, a class-action lawsuit was launched against L3 anyway. This is the result.

What did participants in that class action lawsuit get? A voucher for $22.50 toward a new EOTech optic which much be used within a year.

Hat’s off to L3 for owning up to the issue and refunding full purchase prices for those who returned their optics.

This? It’s an insult to consumers. The law firm “looking out” for the consumer should disclose how much they made off of the deal.

Silynx Communications, Inc Announces CEO Matthew Hein is Stepping Down to Pursue Other Ventures and Names Matthew Hemenez as President

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Silynx Communications, Inc. CEO Matthew Hein will depart his position in order to pursue other opportunities, effective September 15, 2017. “It has been a privilege to lead and work with the hardworking Silynx team that continues to develop industry-leading hearing protection systems. I look forward to hearing about the continued success of the company going forward,” stated Mr. Hein, who joined Silynx in 2013. He will remain in an advisory capacity to assist Matthew Hemenez as newly named President.

Mr. Hemenez is a longstanding industry veteran, with over 20 years of experience in telecommunications, most of which has focused on the tactical communications segment. He moves into this role after two years as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing with the company. Mr. Hemenez said, “The company is grateful for Matt’s years of service and his contributions. Personally, I am excited to begin serving as the Silynx President and driving profitable growth for the business.”

Mission Spec – Customize Mission Spec Targets With Your Logo

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Have you been thinking about carrying Mission Spec’s RTCA1319 targets in your shop, online retail spot, or including them with your training curriculum? What if they could also feature your logo and branding? Mission Spec has made their RTCA1319 targets available for customization by adding 3rd party branding when a minimum order quantity has been reached, at no extra charge.

Tactical Advantage, a retailer in south Overland Park, KS has had their logo added to this target for resale.

Tactical Advantage, a retailer in south Overland Park, KS has had their logo added to this target for resale.

Wholesale and dealer pricing is available. Ordered targets can be glue-bound along the top edge, like the original RTCA target (100-packs), at any quantity desired.

These customized targets can be resold to your end-user customers or given away with purchases. The result is your logo on the range and in front of shooters.

For information contact your Mission Spec sales rep or use the contact form on the website.

Original RTCA1319 product: 13×19”, 70# stock. Fundamentals training target.×19-rtca1319

TYR Tactical – VIP Preview Grand Opening Details

Saturday, September 9th, 2017


Open only to all Law Enforcement and First Responders with valid ID.

When: Monday, September 25, 2017

Where: TYR Tactical® HQ,

9330 N. 91st Ave., Peoria, AZ 85345

Time: 9am – 4pm

Meet our Executive Team: 10am

Facility Tours: 11am – 3pm

Product Raffle: 2pm

Be the first to own the latest, unreleased designs by TYR Tactical®.

All proceeds will benefit Streetlight® & Silent Warrior Foundation


Sponsored By: DuPont™ KEVLAR®

Triple Aught Design To Open Outpost In Boulder

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Triple Aught Design has been kicking around the idea of setting up shops, referred to as outposts, in regions outside of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Although I figured their first one would be in New York City, they’ve set their eye on Boulder, Colorado, with an opening date of 1 October. At least it will be a shorter commute for Phil.


Wild Things Calls Off Acquisition By Mission Ready Services

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Mission Ready not able to meet financial obligations to complete the deal.

Middletown, R.I., (July 28, 2017) – Wild Things LLC, a leading manufacturer of technical outerwear for the U.S. Military, law enforcement and consumer markets, today announced that its acquisition by an affiliate of Mission Ready Services (MRSI), signed on March 8th 2017, has been cancelled due to MRSI’s failure to pay the purchase price in accordance with the terms of the promissory note executed at closing. Per the terms of the agreement, Wild Things’ prior investors will receive a break-up fee from MRSI and will continue to operate the business independently from MRSI.

“This is a very disappointing outcome for all of the parties involved in this deal,” said Ed Schmults, President of Wild Things. “However, Wild Things will be fine back on our own. No customers, suppliers or employees will be impacted by this. Our bookings are up significantly so far this year and we are looking forward to continued growth and success.”

The two companies kept the Wild Things business separate pending full satisfaction of the promissory note so the operational impact to Wild Things is negligible. The two companies worked well together and intend to explore ways to work together in the future.

Personnel Change at Heckler & Koch

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

August 29, 2017. The supervisory board of H&K AG, the parent company of the Heckler & Koch Group (“Heckler & Koch”), has revoked the appointment of Mr. Norbert Scheuch as Chairman of the Executive Board and as Chief Executive Officer of H&K AG with immediate effect. The appointment of Mr. Norbert Scheuch as executive director of Heckler & Koch GmbH was also revoked with immediate effect.

Until the appointment of a successor in the near future, Mr. Wolfgang Hesse, the sole executive board member of H&K AG and the sole executive director of Heckler & Koch GmbH, will take over Mr. Scheuch’s duties, in close cooperation with the supervisory board.?

The already initiated strategic realignment of the Group, the operational transformation process and the product innovation initiative will be continued unchanged.

ARES Defense – FightLite Industries Announce New e-Commerce Site

Monday, August 28th, 2017

FightLite® Industries, a division of ARES Defense Systems® Inc. located in Melbourne, Florida announces the launch of a new e-Commerce website to help streamline the ordering process for its online customers.

Featured on the new website are FightLite® Industries’ popular and patented MCR® and SCR® product lines, including full rifles, upper receiver assemblies, lower receiver assemblies, performance upgrade kits, spare parts, and accessories that expand the operational envelope and overall utility of these products.

The innovative and patented FightLite® SCR® (Sport Configurable Rifle) is the first of its class of firearms that is not only legal almost anywhere in America including New York, New Jersey, California and other restrictive states, but is also the first rifle to successfully combine the traditional lines of a hunting pattern rifle with the modularity of an AR-15 rifle.

The FightLite® SCR® blends strength, reliability, accuracy and rugged all-weather characteristics of America’s longest serving infantry rifle with the classic lines of an American sporter. Lightweight, accurate and featuring a MIL-STD 1913 flat top upper receiver that accepts most modern optics, the FightLite® SCR® is designed to perform under the most demanding field, competitive shooting or tactical conditions. The multi-caliber, modular design permits the user to instantly change calibers in the field by simply pressing two pins and exchanging one upper receiver assembly for another.

Designed for optimal configuration, the FightLite® SCR® accepts most Modern Sporting Rifle accessories and parts including magazines, upper receivers, barrels, bolts, handguards and optics; so it can be easily and effectively reconfigured for each individual shooters’ style and activity. Supported by a full line of performance accessories and manufactured of the highest quality aircraft grade alloys by American craftsmen, the weatherproof and dependable FightLite® SCR® will provide its users with a lifetime of accurate shooting pleasure and can be passed down from generation to generation. SCR® – One Rifle, Any Season!®

The patented FightLite® MCR® – Mission Configurable Rifle is an 8.5 lb weapon featuring gas piston operation, a 3-second quick change barrel system and has the capability to feed from both M27-linked ammunition belts and standard AR15/M16 box magazines at user discretion.

As FightLite’s premier rifle offering for the commercial marketplace, the MCR® vastly improves upon the standard AR15/M4 by offering exceptional flexibility with its dual-feed capability and quick-change barrel. This flexibility, combined with other unique features, allows users to instantly customize the MCR® without tools for virtually any use.

The MCR® quick-change barrel allows users to configure the MCR® in seconds without the aid of tools and is available in 12” (NFA Rules Apply) and 16” inch lengths. Furthermore, the MCR® features gas-piston operation that provides greater reliability in extreme conditions, and is cleaner, cooler and more reliable in adverse conditions than the legacy direct-gas system.

The unique design of the MCR® also allows customers to upgrade their existing rifles by simply substituting a FightLite® supplied MCR® upper receiver assembly in place of the legacy upper, which are rearward compatible to the earliest AR15’s from the 1960’s. MCR® – One Weapon, Any Mission!®