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Black Powder \\ Red Earth Season 2 Complete Now Available

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Black Powder Red Earth

Just like the title says, the Amazon Best Seller ‘Black Powder \\ Red Earth’ Season 2 is now available in its complete edition. The Complete edition features over 250 pages of content in one continuous volume.


Congrats To Guy Cramer, CEO Of HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Wealth and Finance International magazine (with a global audience of 130,000 subscribers) just awarded Guy Cramer of Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp. “CEO of the Year in Canada for 2016”!

Harris Publications Ceasing Magazine Production & Closing Their Doors

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Harris Publications is the largest publisher of magazines in the United States, or should I say was the largest. Earlier today we found out that they are ceasing production of their hard copy magazines, closing their doors, effective tomorrow citing the “rapid ascendence of digital media”.

This is a major blow for those of use who have enjoyed their print coverage of the firearms industry. 

However, a newly launched business plans to keep the websites, www.tactical-life.com and www.personaldefenseworld.com running.

Daniel Defense Rifle Featured on Cover of ‘Popular Mechanics’ Special Forces Issue

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Black Creek, GA – April 12, 2016 – Daniel Defense, engineer and manufacturer of the world’s finest firearms and accessories, is pleased to announce that its MK18 Factory SBR rifle will appear on the cover of the upcoming issue of Popular Mechanics. In the May 2016 “Tough Guys”-themed issue, the magazine highlights “The Future of Special Forces,” and its cover features a model decked out in gear typically used by Special Forces operators, including a conspicuously held DD MK18 rifle.

“This is a major accomplishment for us and our Team,” said Daniel Defense Chief Marketing Officer, Cindy Daniel. “Both in terms of prestige and in exposure of our rifle, and our company, to a whole new audience—one not necessarily part of the tactical or hunting communities.”

Daniel Defense leveraged its extensive media relations to get the MK18 featured on the Popular Mechanics cover in order to reach a “more mainstream” audience. While Daniel Defense rifles and products have been featured in various publications over the years, most of those publications were tactical- and/or hunting/outdoor-themed. Popular Mechanics, part of Hearst Direct Media, promotes itself as “the essential handbook for curious, active people” and operates under the tagline “How Your World Works.” Its circulation is 1.2 million, and the magazine is most popular with men between the ages of 35 and 49.

The DD MK18 rifle features the RIS II Rail System Daniel Defense currently provides to US SOCOM, and a 10.3” Cold Hammer Forged Barrel. It has an MSRP of $1749 and is available directly from Daniel Defense (www.danieldefense.com) or authorized retailers. Along with the DD MK18, several other best-selling tactical products are featured on the PM cover and within the issue, including a SureFire SOCOM Series 5.56mm suppressor, a Tactical Night Vision Company Tactical Application Pressure Switch (TNVC TAPS), and an Insight ATPIAL-C (AN/PEQ-15) Advanced Target Pointer/Illuminator Aiming Laser.

The May 2016 Popular Mechanics issue hits newsstands the week of April 11, 2016. To learn more about the magazine or to read highlighted stories, visit: www.popularmechanics.com.

David Merrill Now Managing Editor for Breach-Bang-Clear

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Freedom, Oklahoma (04 April 16) – Breach-Bang-Clear is a proud to announce the promotion of contributor David Merrill to the position of Managing Editor.


Breach-Bang-Clear began as a desultory military blog nearly a decade ago. It has grown into one of the most respected news, op-ed and humor sites for the tactical and firearm communities on the web, with an improbably large and loyal readership. Merrill first began writing for Breach-Bang-Clear a little over 3 years ago. Since then he has become an integral member of that Island of Misfit Toys.

That is why he will now be the HMFIC (or Dictator of Dick Pics, Exalted High Autarch or whatever you want to call the position), coordinating the efforts of contributors, directing joint efforts and essentially running all day to day operations. Don’t worry (or celebrate) – he’ll still have time for his own scribbling.


Describing the reason for his decision, B-B-C Founder and Chief Editor David Reeder says,

“Dave Merrill is quite simply the hardest working guy I know. He’s as smart as he is talented, and he’s utterly reliable. The site could not possibly be in better hands. Plus I’ve convinced him all his paychecks are being donated to charity in lieu of pay.”

Merrill, an Eagle Scout, is a former Marine and instructor at the Urban Warfare Training Center. Like many B-B-C readers he spent lots of quality time in such wonderful and relaxing tourist destinations as Mosul, Fallujah and Monrovia. He is an avid outdoorsman who for inexplicable reasons somehow enjoys carrying heavy packs over long distances for recreation.


He is an appalling gun nerd.

After the Marine Corps Merrill earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Strategic Communications at the Ohio State University. A sometime firearms instructor and competitive shooter, Merrill spent much of his college tenure performing internal T&E and product development for several gun and gear companies. This evolved into written work and photography not just for Breach-Bang-Clear but also for Military.com, RECOIL, OFFGRID and Frag Out all while continuing to contribute to other media channels.

In the end, the motto on his Breach-Bang-Clear business cards probably sums it up best: “Terrible Writer. Awful Photographer. Kind of a Dick. Loves Tacos.


You can contact Breach-Bang-Clear Managing Editor Dave Merrill by e-mail at Merrill@breachbangclear.com

First Catical Introduces The F9 Unit

Friday, April 1st, 2016


Vuurwaapen Blog Launches GoFundMe Page To Raise Funds For Legal Defense

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Not long after our story on the Fireclean suit against bloggers Andrew Tuohy and Everett Baker, Vuurwaapen blog launched a fundraising page for their legal defense on the GoFundMe platform.  The odd thing about this is that I’ve read the complaint and Fireclean isn’t suing for assault.  

Those interested in donating should visit www.gofundme.com/spwt9qss.

Days Of Old Podcast – Ep 3 Feeding The Forces

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

The Days of Old Podcast covers elements of WWII from the perspective of ordinary people. Using letters, interviews and diaries, the show focuses on the human side of history.


The third episode is all about food, rations and field cooking which should be of some interest to SSD readers.


Thanks Bill!