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‘The Art Of Warrior Leadership’ by Roy A Woodall

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Author Roy A Woodall, Jr has written a book entitled, “The Art of Warrior Leadership”.  According to his bio, he has more than 30 years of military and police service. At age 17 he enlisted in the U.S. Army as an Infantryman serving more than 12 years as a Non Commissioned Officer. Roy studied journalism and English in college prior to a career in Law Enforcement. As a career Police Officer He served as a SWAT team sniper, firearms instructor, armorer, and police supervisor. Roy has deployed overseas for the U.S. Government as tactical trainer and subject matter expert. He has trained military and police in Iraq, Afghanistan, Nepal, and Burkina Faso. Roy is a frequent contributor to online magazines, print magazines, and has recently authored several books on leadership, tactics, and survival.

Mr Woodall offered us this description of ‘The Art Of Warrior Leadership’:

As I look around the world today it is easy to identify lots of problems. Pointing to a problem and complaining loudly is easy; fixing the problem is hard. In the military and later in my law enforcement career I was taught a basic code on how to conduct myself. These principles are the foundation that I choose to live by today. Imagine what could be accomplished if today’s leaders whether they wear a uniform or civilian clothes lived by just these six fundamental character traits.
• Courage
• Honor
• Responsibility
• Integrity
• Truthfulness
• Ownership

Anyone who has ever thought of leadership is easy has never been confronted with a complex ethical dilemma. People, problems, and situations are a difficult and it is rare when a decision does not have some negative consequences for somebody or something. Doing the right thing and making hard decisions is what leaders get paid for. Never forget that leadership is a privilege. These six words need to be more than just suggestions, much more. To all the warrior leaders out there, stay safe and be value added every day. The world needs you now more than ever.

Available in paperback or Kindle editions from www.amazon.com/Art-Warrior-Leadership-Roy-Woodall-ebook.

SilencerCo Teams Up With Dave Castro To #FightTheNoise

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016


CrossFit Games Director and Navy SEAL Veteran Dave Castro from California Joins The Suppressed

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – July 14, 2016 – SilencerCo LLC, the industry leader in silencers, is proud to consider Dave Castro as the newest member of The Suppressed. The team joined the Navy SEAL veteran and CrossFit Games Director in the gym to get his take on the bizarre gun restrictions found out west.

“A lot of people are not into shooting because of the noise issue. Suppressors help take that away. It’s insane [that we can’t have suppressed firearms] in places like California… I know people who refuse to live [here] because of the gun laws.”

Dave also shares his story of growing up around guns and how they helped define his life and contributed to his passion for elite competitive fitness.


GunTV Taps Former Harris Publications’ Shirley Steffen & Karin Levine, Rounds Out Sales & Marketing, Increases Reach To Firearms & Accessories Companies

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Social Responsibility Network’s GunTV builds on successful launch, on-boards veteran print sales and marketing powerhouse duo.

Hockessin, Del. (June 20, 2016) – Social Responsibility Network’s GunTV, the first-of-its-kind television shopping network for firearms, accessories and related consumer goods, announce the addition of Shirley Steffen and Karin Levine to its sales and marketing team. “Shirley and Karin round out our sales and marketing team with their stellar reputations and work ethic. Scaling the network from our launch broadcast schedule of 6 hours per day 7 days per week, to 12 hours per day 7 days per week, and ultimately operating 24/7 is an enormous undertaking. The ladies are smart, confident and inextricably connected to the industry having spent 28 and 21 years, respectively, with Harris Publications,” said Valerie Castle, Managing Partner of GunTV.

“Shirley and I are thrilled to join Jeff Wood, Director of Broadcast Segment Sales & Merchandising and Scott McCoy, Spot Advertising Representative with GunTV in leading the effort to grow GunTV to its fullest potential, including rolling out the company’s newly introduced Share & Save affordable advertising opportunities for firearms accessory companies to share broadcast segments with high quality, complimentary products and save big,” said Karin Levine, Sales & Marketing Representative with GunTV.

GunTV recently opened up both the half hour and the quarter hour to allow all manufacturers to ‘Share & Save’. The prices for participation for a 90 day period are $5,250.00 net (shared 1/4 hour) or $10,500.00 net (shared 1/2 hour). All Share & Save program sponsorships include GunTV website participation and professionally produced :30, :60 and :90 second video assets for use anywhere.

“Karin and I are blessed to have had lots of choices following our departure from Harris. We took the time to reflect on our experiences over the past few decades, and consider all opportunities with a view to doing what we love, and loving what we do. GunTV was an easy choice for us. There’s simply no other platform as innovative, and with the new Share & Save offers, manufacturers can benefit from sales and brand building on GunTV. We look forward to sharing the opportunities that GunTV offers. As if reaching 60 million households wasn’t enough, we can offer our clients opportunities to increase their exposure with footage from the show, TV spots, outstanding photography, social media support and more. We are thrilled to include GunTV in the portfolio of what Bang Media will be offering,” said Shirley Steffen, Sales & Marketing Representative with GunTV.

Interested advertisers, please contact Shirley Steffen at ssteffen@guntv.tv or 516.729.6920 and Karin Levine at klevine@guntv.tv or 917.690.1222.

Velocity Systems Announces Launch Of New Website

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Web Release

Dulles, VA – June 20, 2016 – Velocity Systems announces the launch of its newly revamped website. The redesigned website has improved site navigation, functionality, and enhanced search capabilities allowing customers and distributors to view Velocity Systems comprehensive product portfolio.

In order to help visitors get a better understanding of Velocity Systems innovative products, the redesigned Store tab offers quick and easy access to essential information and product features. The store tab also includes new category options, increased color selections and expanded product offerings including the Mayflower By Velocity Systems product line. These additions have created a more comprehensive portfolio and improved the search capabilities.

The improved Distributors tab provides access to Velocity Systems dealers and distributors, as well as a google map application to show precise store locations. The comprehensive distributor section also includes updated dealer and distributor information. This section will continue to grow and improve as Velocity Systems expands their dealer/distributor network.

For more information on Velocity Systems and to view the newly revamped website, please visit www.velsyst.com. Help us spread the word, share this press release from Velocity Systems Facebook Page to be entered into a drawing for Velocity Systems and Mayflower by Velocity Systems gear. The first name drawn will receive a 30L Summit Pack. The next 5 names drawn will receive a Boss Rugby Shirt. The drawing will take place on the morning of June 24, 2016 and the winners will be contacted via Facebook.

‘Lethal Force’ by Tony Long

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Some of SSDs readers, and those in the trade, may remember Tony from his time with Edgar Brothers but may not know that having retired in 2008 after 33 years service with the London Met and 25 years with the Met’s Specialist Firearms team, in 2014 he was charged with the death of an armed suspect who together with two others were on route to rob and kill rival drug dealers. Tony faced a murder trial in 2015 and was rightly acquitted. He has written the book ‘Lethal Force‘ to put the record straight and explain the difficulties of being an armed officer within a police service and a society that is predominately unarmed. I can’t wait to read it.

Kitanica On Set: Featuring Terry Schappert on Location in South Africa

Thursday, June 9th, 2016


Watch Team Combat Flip Flop On Shark Tank

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Earlier this year, the crew from Combat Flip Flop made a great showing on Shark Tank, securing funding that is taking their brand and vision to the next level. In case you missed their epic appearance, ABC will rebroadcast the episode tomorrow night, June 3rd.  

SSD Saturday Night Movie, “A Game For Vultures”

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

We haven’t run one of these classic military movies for some time so I thought this would be a great way to get back into the groove.