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XTech Tactical Responds to Frivolous Lawsuit brought by Century Arms

Friday, September 28th, 2018

September 27th, 2018

Mesa, AZ – In response to the frivolous lawsuit, Civil Action No. 9:18cv-81295 (S.D. FL), brought by Century International Arms, Inc.

XTech Tactical® will not relent its inherent and obvious rights to sell what is known to the market as the MAG47™. The complaint filed against XTech Tactical® contains a baseless claim of trade dress which is clearly an attempt to intimidate a much smaller and younger business.

XTech Tactical® was founded on and operates with the highest level of integrity and is extremely confident in its position. Furthermore, it is important to the company to set the precedent that it will not lay down to baseless threats, regardless of another entity’s size. XTech Tactical® has been preparing for the likelihood of a lawsuit since January of 2018 when Century Arms first sent a demand letter to Molded Devices, Inc., the manufacturer of the MAG47™.

Before XTech Tactical® begins the development or redevelopment of any product, it exhaustively studies the existence of preexisting intellectual property. During the research related to the MAG47™ project, it was discovered that no one controlling the US Palm brand owned any patents, proprietary designs, or other valid intellectual property related to US Palm’s AK47 rifle magazines.

The XTech Tactical® MAG47™ currently available in two configurations on www.xtechtactical.com is quickly being established as the single greatest US Made AK47 magazine in history. MSRP on the magazines range from $26.95-29.95. The company obsessively studied consumer feedback and requests related to the ideal AK47 magazine. From that study and substantial engineering effort came what is now, the MAG47™. XTech Tactical® strives and will always strive to be the leading company in the industry when it comes to hearing its customers’ and potential customers’ voices.

XTech Tactical® is co-title sponsoring Red Oktober in Utah October 6-7th and will also be exhibiting for the first time at SHOT Show booth 4164.

About XTech Tactical, LLC:

In 2013, XTech Tactical was formed by firearms enthusiasts to develop revolutionary firearms accessories for modern rifles and other small arms.

The founding members bring over 50 years of combined product development, design-for-manufacturing, and quality control experience. Collectively they are listed on over 35 US and International Patents, and have been part of taking hundreds of products from concept through production.

We believe in making the best products possible for our customers whether civilian, agency or military. The company strives to lead the industry in innovation, customer service, and hearing our customers’ voices.

Giving Back

We offer a 10% discount for all active duty US soldiers, veterans, and law enforcement that register on our website. We also have corporately partnered with Trident True (tridenttrue.org) to give back to some of our country’s heroes, our combat veterans. We will be offering special edition products to benefit the cause, while also assisting Trident True through financial support, exposure, and offering individual veterans unique experiences. Please take a moment and check out their website for more information. Trident True will also be at the XTech Tactical® booth at Red Oktober along with some great American heroes!

Ellen Pucciarelli Appointed As VP Of Operational Medicine Consultants

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Richmond, Virginia – Friday, 28 September 2018

Operational Medicine Consultants officially announced today the appointment of Ellen Pucciarelli to the role of vice president, effective 1 October 2018. Ms. Pucciarelli advances to this position after serving as the company’s operations manager since January, 2018.

Ellen joined OMC from Graham Combat Training Company of Stanwood, WA, where she filled a similar role from 2013 through the end of 2017. Prior to that, she spent a decade as a managing partner in a company that supplied equipment to martial arts studios across the eastern United States. Her experience in supporting the mission of U.S. government and military organizations goes back to the beginning of her professional career in 1996, when she began working for DISA (Defense Information Systems Agency).

“Ellen’s skillful management of the complex administrative and logistical requirements of our organization was a key factor in the significant growth we experienced over the last several months,” said Dr. Jason Welch, M.D., founder and president of OMC. “We are confident that, in her new role as vice president, she will bring the same focus and expertise to bear on meeting our company’s strategic goals that she did on our day-to- day operational needs.”

While many of the responsibilities that come with this promotion are not entirely new to Ms. Pucciarelli, she is looking forward to taking a greater role in shaping the culture and course of the company.

“I was excited to join the team at Operational Medicine Consultants because I felt strongly about their mission,” said Pucciarelli. “While this advancement comes with a lot

of new responsibilities and challenges, I am excited to now be in a position to help drive the overall direction of the company as we pursue even greater opportunities. It is especially gratifying to work with a team that puts such trust in me and my vision.”

Operational Medicine Consultants, LLC is a Richmond, VA based, veteran-owned small business that provides tactical medicine training, medical control and direction, and other specialized, medical-related educational services to military and government organizations of the U.S. and friendly foreign nations. The OMC training cadre is largely comprised of former special operations medics with extensive experience in patient care in austere and high-risk environments around the globe.

Since 2011, OMC has discreetly provided expert medical guidance for numerous military and government clients domestically and abroad. OMC offers Paramedic and EMT recertification, ACLS, PHTLS, PALS, CPR and TCCC certifications and has a host of operational medicine online CME and CEU courses at www.opmedconsultants.com/adept.

They can be reached through their website at www.opmedconsultants.com.

TSSI Customer Appreciation Day – October 4th in Harrisonburg, Virginia

Friday, September 28th, 2018

This is a free event and is open to members of Law Enforcement, Military, Fire, Emergency Services, and DoD/Federal agencies with a valid agency or military I.D.

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They’ve most recently added a Las Vegas Incident Debrief presented the Assistant Team Leader for Las Vegas SWAT to our event’s lineup. This is a presentation about the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival shooting that occurred last year in Las Vegas. This debrief is sponsored by Point Blank Enterprises and I.D. is required to attend.

Other great training opportunities include two training sessions presented by Team One Network, Mechanical Breaching and Tactical Team Leader Training, and a Tactical Vehicle Intercept course presented by Fairfax Co. SWAT.

You’ll also see over 30 vendors.

www.tssi-ops.com/customer-appreciation-day

Century Arms Files Lawsuit Against XTech Tactical

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Delray Beach, Fla. –– In response to numerous consumer inquiries, Century Arms, North America’s premier AK manufacturer, confirms it has filed a lawsuit in West Palm Beach, Florida, asking the federal court to stop Arizona-based XTech Tactical from selling AK-47 magazines that are confusingly similar to the well-known US Palm magazine configuration. Century Arms recently acquired US Palm and is continuing the US Palm brand, including its iconic AK-47 magazine.

Century Arms alleges that consumers recognize the “waffle and tread pattern” on the US Palm magazine as a trademark indicating the magazine is a genuine US Palm product. XTech Tactical recently began selling an AK-47 magazine having a strikingly similar waffle and tread pattern that, according to the complaint, will confuse customers into thinking they are buying the US Palm magazine. US Palm has established a favorable position among consumers for AK-47 magazines and welcomes fair competition in the marketplace. By mimicking the appearance of the US Palm magazine, Century Arms alleges XTech Tactical has sought to bypass fair practices and intentionally mislead consumers.

Century Arms is asking the federal court to enjoin XTech Tactical from selling the accused AK-47 magazine, and to award damages, attorney fees and costs to Century Arms. Should XTech offer additional products that may cause confusion with US Palm products, Century Arms will vigorously enforce its rights in order to put a halt to XTech illegal activities.

To learn more about Century Arms and their products, visit www.centuryarms.com

MMI Textiles – Come See Us At IFAI Expo 2018

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Every year, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) hosts thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors at their premier industrial fabrics expo. IFAI Expo 2018 is the place to see new and innovative products, learn from the experts, meet influential industry leaders and so much more.

This year’s expo will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX Oct. 15 – 18, 2018.

Last year, MMI Textiles continued the yearly tradition of attending this expo and traveled to New Orleans, LA to exhibit in the show. This year it’s all happening in Dallas, TX and once again, the MMI team will be there!

Why do we attend?

The IFAI Expo offers so much more than a chance for our team to share MMI’s products and new innovations – it gives us opportunities to connect with other industry professionals and attend amazing keynote speeches, seminars, and more.

Here are a few of the opportunities at this year’s IFAI Expo:

IFF IFAI Expo kick-off event – Casino Night

• See and demo new products and services

20 minute education sessions (Campfires)

Mentor Meetings

• Keynote Speakers

Manufacturing for Good

Fabric Sourcing Center (some of our fabrics will be featured here!)

And of course, access to the 800-exhibitor show floor – where you can visit the MMI Team at Booth A2617!

We’ll be bringing samples of our latest and featured products. Most you can find here on our site under the title “Featured Products” on our Industries We Serve pages (Military & Tactical, Medical, Commercial).

Here are a few examples:

SOLUTION-DYED WOLF GRAY

Available in: 500D/1000D Mil-Spec CORDURA® Brand Nylon | Mil-Spec Webbing & Binding Tape

COMMERCIAL 1000D CORDURA® NYLON

Available in: Red or Orange, Urethane Coated/DWR (Water Repellent)

STOCK SOLUTION-DYED WEBBING

Now Offering: Mil-Spec Solution-dyed webbing and binding tape in solid military colors in various widths.

The IFAI Expo is a great opportunity to connect with industry experts and have an amazing time doing so! We want to see YOU in Dallas this year – so, we are offering a VIP code which gives you FREE show floor admission:

EP284

To use the code:

Go to the attendee-specific registration link here.

• Enter the VIP Code (EP284) on the contact information page. The VIP code should be entered for each group member that plans to attend.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us or give us a call at 440-899-8050. Want to schedule a meeting with us at our booth? Email our Marketing Dept. at marketing@mmitextiles.com.

We hope to see you in Dallas!

Continuous Precision LLC Launches New Era, Company & Website

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

September 12th, 2018: Continuous Precision; a quality American purveyor of pistol modifications and accessories is happy to announce the launching of their new website, Glock/ M&P slide packages & product lines. Continuous Precision (formerly known as Innovative GunFighter Solutions) is officially announcing the launch of their new website which features their newest pistol packages, the Duty and Hybrid series, along with their EDT V.2 triggers for the Glock (M&P coming soon) platforms.

Continuous Precision’s new Duty Series slide package is geared towards the individual that has a direct need for a firearm that can deliver traction, performance, and provisions for an RDS on demand. This package is also moderate enough to deliver all the benefits of a modified platform while still maintaining a Duty level appearance needed for Patrol work, Discreet carry, or Close Protection operations. We have also geared this package to be entry level to give the concealed permit holder of Law Enforcement Officer a budget friendly contingency.

Our Hybrid Series package is designed to be the ultimate expression of performance-based tuning on a handgun platform. We have factored in options that have been requested in the past by LE/MIL, Competitive shooters, and Training Instructors alike for a modified pistol platform. The Hybrid package highlights slide lightening for improved cyclic times, aggressive traction slide cuts, appropriately measured slide porting, and multiple RDS/Rear sight options. We have created this package to give the end user the highest amount of control in designing a performance driven machine. The Hybrid series is the best example of a platform that showcases a function driven design where form follows beautifully.

The EDT V.2 trigger is a drop-in aftermarket enhancement for your OEM pistol which is designed to deliver improved performance and ergonomics. We start off with an OEM trigger bar which is precision polished, deburred, and modified to guarantee a smooth & consistent trigger pull every time. The trigger shoe is machined from solid T6061 aluminum and designed with internal pre-travel reduction and over-travel stops. The goal is to deliver a clean breaking ergonomically correct trigger which will give the shooter clean, repeatable trigger pulls every time. To sweeten the pot, we added a Ghost Triggers 4.5lb disconnector to ease the weight of the factory trigger weight without sacrificing reliability.

To see the Continuous Precision’s products in action follow them on Instagram, or Facebook. For more information on Continuous Precision and their products go to www.CPCustomGuns.com

Army Marksmanship Unit Bids Farewell To SFC Daniel Horner

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) said farewell yesterday to Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Horner, a member of the Action Shooting Team. He is one of the most decorated Soldiers to ever don the Black Hat within the USAMU.

Sgt. 1st Class Horner will be greatly missed but his professionalism, dedication, and expert marksmanship abilities will leave a lasting legacy at the USAMU, the “Home of Champions”.

Daniel is a fantastic shooter and we can’t wait to see where he turns up in industry.

Tactical Products Group Issues Statement In Response To DoJ Indictment

Friday, September 14th, 2018

We received this statement from Tactical Products Group, LLC in response to our recent story regarding the indictment by the Department of Justice of two of their executives for fraud.

“On August 14, 2018, Company executives, Dan Lounsbury and Andres Lopez-Munoz, were charged by federal authorities in Virginia alleging wire fraud and filing false claims.  Both Dan and Andres strongly deny the allegations and have retained counsel to help them fight these false charges, all of which stem from a 2012 sale of $3,500 worth of merchandise.  Dan is a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy and has run TPG with the highest integrity since 1998.  Dan and Andres understand that taking on the Justice Department can be a tough challenge, but they are prepared to defend their good names and expect full exoneration.”