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Duraflex Consolidation Announcement

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

February 12, 2019

     National Molding will be consolidating the Duraflex production from both our Miami Lakes, FL and Ambridge PA. into our Largo, Florida facility.  Currently, the Largo plant manufactures medical products and they are well equipped to handle the attention to detail that the Duraflex line requires.   The equipment (presses and molds) from both facilities will be relocated to our Largo, FL plant.  We believe by consolidating all Duraflex production in one location we will be able to better serve our commercial and military customers. 

    We anticipate this transition to be completed mid-year 2019.  The Largo, FL plant is well equipped and staffed to handle the complexities of our Duraflex line.  We are excited to have all Duraflex production in one location and look forward to serving your plastic hardware needs in the future.

Tactical Products Group Executives Found Guilty In Federal Court of Providing Faulty Armor, Swapping Tags

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Late last summer, Tactical Products Group, LLC (TPG) CEO Dan Thomas Lounsbury, Jr and Vice President for Sales and Federal Contracting Andres Lopez-Munoz were indicted by the US Government for conspiracy to defraud the government with respect to claims and wire fraud. Lounsbury is additionally charged with false, fictitious, or fraudulent claims.

Last week, they stood trial in the Eastern District of Virginia and were found guilty on charges of conspiracy, making false claims on the United States government, and wire fraud.

In 2012, TPG was selected as a sub-contractor to Triple Canopy on a contract to provide certain goods, including 10 sets of hard body armor plates, to the United States government.

The Government had requested a specific type of plate, and Lounsbury and Lopez-Munoz both knew that no substitutions were allowed. Furthermore, Lounsbury and Lopez-Munoz both knew that these plates were intended to protect government personnel in the field. Nevertheless, Lounsbury and Lopez-Munoz worked together to procure cheaper substitute plates, none of which were military-tested, and some of which were far outside of their warranty period. To get the United States government to accept and pay for these plates, Lounsbury and Lopez-Munoz had fake labels created and placed on the armor, falsely representing the plates to be the specific type that the government had ordered.

Lounsbury and Lopez-Munoz face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison when sentenced on May 10. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Sneak Peek – Onset From Orion Design Group

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Orion Design Group is set to make a comeback and they’ve released this teaser.

Crimson Trace Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary

Friday, February 8th, 2019

(Wilsonville, OR)— Crimson Trace®, America’s leading laser sight manufacturer, began business in the backroom of a machine shop in 1994. It was a typical rainy Oregon day when founder Lew Danielson filled out and submitted the paperwork to launch the world’s premier laser sight manufacturer. In the days that followed, customers sent their GLOCK® pistols in for machining, wiring and installation of an embedded laser diode. Those laser sights continue to be serviced today—a strong commitment to the many loyal customers. Great customer service has been a cornerstone of business for Crimson Trace across the decades and years, and in 2019 those years in business equals 25—a quarter century.

The 25 years in business for Crimson Trace have seen many milestones, such as the release of the Lasergrips® laser sights for the popular 1911 pistols, and the LiNQ® wireless remote activation technology for laser sights and lights for MSR rifles. Crimson Trace also began the Free Batteries for Life program and introduced firearms owners to the patented Instinctive Activation™ laser sight engagement system. Laserguard®, Rail Master® and other laser sights have added to the numerous product lines the company offers to customers, including law enforcement and military units. The company added green laser diodes to numerous laser sights beginning in 2012. Recently, Crimson Trace added tactical lights, red dot sights and riflescopes to the growing product categories.

The 25 years at Crimson Trace have resulted in numerous prestigious recognitions, including a 2017 NRA American Rifleman Golden Bullseye Award for LiNQ, being noted as America’s Top Brand by Southwick Associates, several Academy of Excellence awards, many shooting sports industry awards and many patents for innovation and product designs. The company also sponsors many events in the shooting industry and launched the Midnight 3-Gun shooting competition in 2012. That all-night competition in the sandy desert required the use of laser sights and lights to complete the numerous shooting challenges.

In honor of 25 years of service to America’s firearms owners, in 2019 Crimson Trace is giving away numerous special firearms equipped with laser sights or tactical lights. These will be awarded each month in a special 25/25/25 drawing. Details are at www.crimsontrace.com.

Crimson Trace works with many firearms manufacturers in product designs and special product packages. Those manufacturers include Browning®, Kimber®, Remington®, Smith & Wesson®, and others. Many firearms manufacturers and retailers across America offer various firearms with Crimson Trace laser sights pre-installed.

Crimson Trace continues to lead the laser sight accessory category by offering products through 2,500+ dealers across America. The company’s products can be easily installed without requiring modification of the firearm —or special gunsmith skills. For more information on Crimson Trace products, dealer locations, and to obtain a free copy of the company’s catalog, visit www.crimsontrace.com or call 800-442-2406.

Brownells Becomes Title Sponsor for The 2019 Tactical Games

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

GRINNELL, Iowa (February 6, 2019) – Brownells is proud to announce its 2019 title sponsorship of The Tactical Games, a series of exciting “battles” designed to test America’s best warrior-athletes in a combination of two-gun shooting and military-style training, with elements of both Strongman and CrossFit® competitions mixed in.

The first two installments of The Tactical Games 2019 schedule are set for February 23 and 24 at the Merdian Public Safety Training Facility in Meridian, Mississippi, and Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet, Texas, on March 16 and 17. More 2019 dates will be announced soon.

Former U.S. Army Green Beret Tim Burke co-founded The Tactical Games, bringing to bear his more than 21 years of experience in U.S. Special Operations as well as his career as the head of a law enforcement counter-terrorism unit.

“The Tactical Games provide an immediate, no-nonsense metric that either validates or challenges your training methods and conclusions.  It is the only sporting event of its type available for open enrollment,” said Burke. “If you work with or carry a gun for any reason, why wouldn’t you compete at The Tactical Games?”

Among athletes scheduled to compete this year are John “Tig” Tiegen who helped defend the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and Tes Salb, well-known NRA editor, pistol instructor and pentathlete.  

Both men and women are welcome to compete in The Tactical Games. Mens’ classes are broken down into Elite, Intermediate (based on PT scores) and Master (45 years of age and older). Currently, all women, regardless of age or PT score, compete in the women’s division.

Participants do not need to have a military or law enforcement background to enter, but should be in good physical condition and have a reasonable familiarity with firearms. To learn more or to sign up, visit www.thetacticalgames.com.

Patriot Ordnance Factory Shows Their Stuff

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Patriot Ordnance Factory is as passionate about building guns as they are about the Second Amendment. In fact POF exists because founder Frank Desomma combined his love of firearms with his acumen in engineering. He was already working to defend our right to bear arms, but with the sunset of the Assault Weapon’s Ban almost 15 years ago, Frank knew what he had to do. Everything else is history.

True Velocity Forms Strategic Alliance With Dillon Aero

Friday, February 1st, 2019

LAS VEGAS, NV – Texas-based True Velocity announced today a strategic partnership with Dillon Aero to support the company’s current and future weapons systems with superior composite-cased ammunition.

Following a lengthy period of rigorous safety and functionality testing from ground and aerial platforms, the two companies have agreed to a strategic partnership aimed at providing the U.S. military’s rotary wing and ground units with a firepower solution that is far more effective and reliable than any other small-caliber solution available.

“We’re very proud of the work that went into forging this relationship with Dillon Aero,” said True Velocity President Chris Tedford. “This alliance represents a combination of Dillon’s unsurpassed rate of machine gun fire with True Velocity’s revolutionary case design, reduced cartridge weight and unmatched reliability. This is the alignment of two very innovative companies, based solely on the goal of better equipping our fighting forces.”

True Velocity’s composite-cased ammunition will support Dillon Aero’s M134D minigun, which is chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO. The M134D is capable of a rate of fire in excess of 3,000 rounds per minute. Since its establishment, Dillon Aero has fielded more than 6,000 M134D weapons systems in 30 countries.

The developmental partnership will also extend to Dillon Aero’s forthcoming M503D .50-caliber machine gun, which the company expects to field before the end of 2019. Designed for employment by air, land and sea, the new gun will have three barrels and shoot 1,500 rounds per minute. It will be lighter, faster and smarter than existing .50-caliber machine guns.  

“Dillon Aero is excited about partnering with True Velocity,” said Dillon’s Nick Perfetto, vice president of business affairs. “Their advanced technology and weight reduction bring an advanced level of capability to today’s warfighter.  The combination of True Velocity’s ammunition and the Dillon M134D on the battlefield is a game changer!”  

For more information on True Velocity, Inc., please visit www.truevelocityinc.com.

Federal Resources Announces 7th Annual ExperienceFR Event

Friday, February 1st, 2019

The event will be highlighted by guest speaker Curt Cronin, former Navy SEAL team leader and expert on leading High-Performance teams.

Stevensville, MD (January 18, 2019) – Federal Resources, a premier supplier of quality products and mission-critical solutions to military and first responders, is hosting its 7th annual ExperienceFR event on February 26, 2019 in Oxon Hill, MD. ExperienceFR is an exhibition of products and solutions for our emergency response, law enforcement, and military customers. Featuring not only technologically innovative solutions, ExperienceFR is set to include focused training, live product demonstrations and engaging presentations to all attendees.

The exhibition keynote presentation will be delivered by guest speaker Curt Cronin, a former United States Navy SEAL and leader of the nation’s premier SEAL assault force during his 19 year-long military career. Curt’s experiences as a SEAL leader reinforced his fundamental belief that the competitive edge for any organization in the information age is neither technology nor information, but the unparalleled power of an aligned team. Attendees will be invited to consider the concept of teamwork, the art of leadership, and the talent of harnessing your own courage and heroism to inspire and empower individuals and teams.

Made possible through sponsorships by RAE Systems by Honeywell and media partner, CBRNe World, ExperienceFR will include up-close product demonstrations and training opportunities from more than 65 partners. On-site exhibitors include 908 Devices, Nikola, Polaris, First Line Technology, Patagonia, KLAS Telecom, FLIR, TRX Systems, Getac, CUBIC, Motorola Solutions, Synnex Corporation, Phoenix Lighting, Smiths Detection, SouthTek, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bobcat, LRAD Corporation and more.

Focused training sessions will highlight a sneak peek at our DrugIQ training course, a synthetic opioid risk-based response class where students learn how to implement risk-based response tactics to safely respond to incidents involving synthetic opioids, including clandestine labs. This course is 50% hands-on, and attendees will get a preview of material covered in the course while also experiencing the hands-on portion featured in several Federal Resources training courses.

Luke’s Wings, based in Washington D.C., has been selected as this year’s charitable partner for the event. The charity’s mission is to support wounded, ill, and injured service members and their families by providing families travel agency services to visit their service member during their hospitalization and rehabilitation. Contributions made during the exhibition will be matched by Federal Resources and benefit the organization’s mission and programs.


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

8AM – 4PM

MGM National Harbor

101 MGM National Ave

Oxon Hill MD, 20745

To register for this one-of-a-kind experience at no cost, please visit www.experienceFR.com.

To make a donation to this ExperienceFR 2019’s charitable partner, Luke’s Wings, please visit give.lukeswings.org/ExperienceFR.