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Blueridge Armor Releases Vengeance Series Hard Armor Shield Line

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

BlueRidge Armor announced the launch of the VENGEANCE™ series, a new hard armor tactical shield line. Introductory models of the new ballistic shields were displayed July 13th and 14th at the ADS Warrior Expo East in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

The VENGEANCE™ Series builds off BlueRidge Armors popular WMX1 Transporter Platform. Partnering with Dix Defense distribution and Elzetta Lighting, maker of the toughest flashlights on the planet, the new series introduces an exclusive patent pending viewport, and two available patent pending lighting systems. The VENGEANCE™ viewport offers the same side to side peripheral vision of a traditional rectangular viewport, while improving lower peripheral vision and maintaining a high degree of upper helmet coverage as the result of its unique Deep-V top.

Elzetta Lighting developed two new shield handle systems with integrated high output LED lights. A Horizontal handle system incorporates a proprietary single point, ambidextrous pressure switch eliminating exposed wiring. The revolutionary Tridextrous™ handle system offers three grip angles and greatly improves ergonomic three-point control of the shield. Three intuitive light activation points are easily accessible for both right and left handed users. Both systems feature high output 1000 lumen LED lights, incorporate distinct diamond textured grip surfaces and are proudly made in America.

BlueRidge Armor, LLC., Dix Defense and Elzetta Lighting are independent, privately held companies.

For further information please contact:

BlueRidge Armor LLC, Phone – 844-556-M855 – email – info@blueridgearmor.comblueridgearmor.com

Dix Defense, Phone – 336.558.9512 email – dixenterprises@dixdefense.comdixdefense.com

Elzetta Lighting, Phone – 859-707-7471 email – info@Elzetta.comelzetta.com

NDIA Applauds Trump’s Intent For Defense Industrial Base Review

Monday, July 24th, 2017

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Defense Industrial Association applauded Friday President Donald Trump’s intent to sign an executive order for a wide “whole of government” review of the defense industrial base, saying the action is a long time in coming and offering its hand in research and study.

“The review is long overdue,” said retired Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle on Friday. “Fully understanding sound, solid ways to strengthen our industrial base is crucial to U.S. national security.”

Comments from Carlisle, president and CEO of the Arlington, VA-based defense nonprofit organization that champions issues and policy for a strong defense industrial base, came after the White House announced Friday that Trump would sign the “Executive Order on Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States.”

The order says the United States has lost more than 60,000 factory jobs and more that 5 million manufacturing jobs since 2001, Trade Policy Director Peter Navarro said during a press briefing. America’s defense industrial base now facing increasing gaps in its capabilities, he said.

Carlisle agreed. “The United States must concentrate on its ability to stay ahead,” he said. “We need to ensure that we maintain core capabilities and advance our manufacturing capacity and supply chain. We have to build better and faster, and we have to ensure that we have the workforce available to make that happen.”

Warfighting capability versus capacity is among those issues. “We don’t have capacity for what the nation is asking our warfighters to do,” Carlisle said. For instance, he said, there is a shortage of fighter jets as well as pilots to fly them. “We are on a precipice,” he said, “and we are burning out our warriors.”

Carlisle said NDIA is ready to work with both the Defense Department and industry to complete this review under the whole-of-government approach, which calls on diverse segments of government to study an issue for a common solution.

“Our 80,000-plus members are the best and brightest, and the reason NDIA remains a leader in defense and national security organizations,” Carlisle said. “We are ready to get this examination started.”

Trump was expected to sign the executive order Friday night; it is then due to be done 270 days later, likely by next spring. The Pentagon will lead the review, considered the first such assessment of the defense industrial base.

NDIA offers Carlisle and its broad base of defense industry experts for further comment on this executive order.

CJ Buck and John Sullivan Re-Elected as Leaders of AKTI

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Knife Advocacy Organization Chooses CJ Buck and John Sullivan to Continue as the Organization’s President and Vice President

Cody, WY (July 20, 2017) – The Board of Regents of the American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) recently re-elected CJ Buck, the fourth generation of his family to head Idaho-based Buck Knives, to serve an additional two-year term as president, and John Sullivan, Director of Marketing at W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company, to continue as vice president of the association.

CJ Buck

Buck was a founding member of the non-profit advocacy organization committed to ensuring that Americans will always be able to make, sell, carry and use knives and served two terms as vice president and was president from 2001-2003 and from 2015-2017.

In addition to providing leadership as a Board member, Buck has focused on AKTI’s legislative work, chairing the AKTI Legislative Committee until 2015. He was inducted into the Cutlery Hall of Fame in 2016 for his efforts on behalf of the knife industry.

“I’m very excited about AKTI’s legislative successes and the solutions we are working on to solve the issues that face knife users and the entire knife industry.” Buck said. “It is an honor to have the Board’s confidence and to continue leading two separate major federal initiatives. We are working on legislation to protect knife owners traveling from state to state and to remove the commerce restrictions on automatic knives.”


John Sullivan

Sullivan has volunteered on the Board of Regents of AKTI since 2012 and has been involved in the knife industry for over twenty years. As AKTI vice president the past two years, he has been involved in the organization’s fundraising event at the Blade Show, and on the membership, legislative and finance committees.”AKTI best represents the interests of the knife industry and the concerns of individual knife users. I’m pleased to continue to work with a united board that is committed to the growth of the industry and that our customers can freely use the knife of their choice.” Sullivan said. “W.R. Case is eager to give back to the organization that has made a difference, protecting and ensuring our ability to make and use knives.”

The American Knife & Tool Institute is governed by a nine member Board of Regents that include a broad cross section of the knife industry. Regular input to the Board from Advisory members also adds to the knowledge, credibility and professionalism of the organization to represent a broad spectrum of issues for the knife community.
For more information visit www.AKTI.org.

GRA Maven Demo Day

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

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On Thursday, August 3rd, GRA Maven will host its 2017 Demo Day at One World Trade Center and other venues in New York City. Participants will receive a demonstration and hands on introduction to our Fire Operations and Urban Climbing courses as well as an overview of our Integrated Tradecraft Course, Clandestine Target Reconnaissance/Entry Course, and Mobility offerings. Following, GRA Maven will host an intimate networking reception on Thursday evening with Friday reserved for one-on-one sessions at our NYC office in The Freedom Tower.

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Nightforce Optics Now Available At Bass Pro Shops

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Nightforce® Optics is proud to announce its partnership with Bass Pro Shops to expand retail and digital distribution of premium riflescopes. Now available at Bass Pro Shops, customers can find select Nightforce® riflescopes and accessories in their favorite local store, or online at basspro.com.

In recognition of the growing long-range market segment, best-selling models from the ATACR, NXS, SHV and Benchrest families are available via Bass Pro Shops. These optics will pair well with both new and existing rifle, ammunition, accessory and reloading offerings Bass Pro has in its product portfolio related to hunting and shooting.

“We are very excited for this opportunity as it represents another big step forward for Nightforce Optics,” says Gordon Myers, Director of Sales and Marketing. “Bass Pro Shops is a leading retailer in the outdoor and firearms industry, and their commitment to providing quality products and recognition of the growing long-range market segment makes this a great fit for Nightforce.”

Nightforce is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium sport optics and related products, including riflescopes, spotting scopes and accessories. We are known for our rugged, high-precision engineered designs that are capable of holding up to punishing conditions. Based in Orofino, Idaho, Nightforce has established a benchmark for high-quality, high performance products that have accompanied soldiers into battle, world champion shooters to the winner’s podium, and helped hunters take the trophy of a lifetime.

www.nightforceoptics.com

Morgan Advanced Materials Enhances Bomb Suit Capability with Specialist Silverback CBRN Visor

Friday, July 21st, 2017

A specialist Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) helmet visor has been launched by Morgan Advanced Materials, which integrates with its cutting edge Silverback® 4020 Elite bomb suit. This has been made available in response to increased demand for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) protective garments.

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Designed as an additional option for Morgan’s acclaimed Silverback® 4020 Elite bomb disposal suit, the Silverback CBRN visor allows for the seamless integration of in-service CBRN masks. Featuring a wider surface area to accommodate the wearing of a CBRN facemask and respiration equipment, the visor delivers a range of benefits including powerful demisting technology and a wide field of vision for optimal situational awareness, helping to maximise the safety of the wearer. The latest innovation is the outcome of more than a year of research and development, and has undergone extensive blast testing to ensure full protection for the wearer.

The unique design of the Silverback CBRN visor allows for seamless integration with leading in-service CBRN facemasks and protective undergarments. Designed to ensure full compatibility as a complete CBRN garment system, the Silverback 4020 Elite features Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment (MOLLE) attachments on the rear of suit jacket which allow for air purification and respiratory systems and other critical accessories to be attached.

Chris Davies, Technical Director at the Composites and Defence Systems business of Morgan Advanced Materials, explained: “The launch of our Silverback CBRN visor represents a significant technological breakthrough and step change in the application of our bomb suits. We are proud to have developed an EOD suit solution, which is compatible with most in-service CBRN garments to protect EOD teams from an array of threats.”

The Silverback CBRN visor is available to buy with the Silverback 4020 Elite bomb suit, or as a standalone purchase for existing Silverback 4020 Elite customers who wish to upgrade to a CBRN protective solution.

For further information, please visit www.morgandefencesystems.com/CBRNVisor

Adams Arms To Exhibit At TriggrCon 2017 in Tacoma, WA

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Adams Arms will be making its second appearance at this year’s TRIGGRCON in Tacoma, Washington. TRIGGRCON is an exclusive media event where a small group of firearms manufactures are invited to showcase innovative products and is the perfect outlet to unveil new products to the public. Media and consumers can expect to see all-new Adams Arms products such as the P-Series Rifle models featuring the Micro Gas Block as well as the unveiling of the 1st Adams Arms Rail!

Consumers and firearms enthusiasts are welcomed to stop by the Adams Arms booth (#314) to get a hands-on look at the all new P-Series lineup as well as partake in an exclusive giveaway.

Giveaway participation includes:

– Stop by booth #314 and take a photo wearing the signature “Make Black Rifles Great Again” hat. Upload and tag the photo using the hashtag, #MBRGA, on Instagram for a chance to win a piston kit.

– If you’re unable to attend TRIGGRCON, you can still win a piston kit! To enter, follow Adams Arms’ Instagram page, search #MBRGA, and vote on your favorite photo.

TRIGGRCON is free to attend and open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, July 29th and 30th. To register to attend and find out more information, visit www.TriggrCon.com.

For more information about Adams Arms, the P-Series lineup, TRIGGRCON, or upcoming shows, email sales@adamsarms.net or visit www.AdamsArms.net. For further updates, make sure to like/follow Adams Arms on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Phokus Research Group Launches Updated Website And Education Division

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

At Warrior East I had a chance to catch up with Phokus Research Group. They’ve made some improvements we can all appreciate.

First off, they recently released an updated version of their website with special attention ti their most popular products.

Additionally, Phokus launched a New Education Division. When you think about it, it’s a natural progression. They’ve adapted to the changing landscape of society by introducing medical products into new markets for several years now. For instance, kits specifically for institutional use during active shooter and other mass casualty scenarios. In an emergency, such life saving gear would be used by amateurs. Naturally, they are going to require instruction on how to employ the gear. Consequently, Phokus has partnered with best-in-class training companies to ensure even the most inexperienced truly understand how to succeed in a life threatening situation. They’ve started by focusing on three areas that they already specialize in: Bleeding Control, Active Shooter, Emergency Preparedness. I wouldn’t be surprised to see this expand.


www.phokusresearch.com