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Vickers Tactical Presents – Why I Fought : Tyler Grey

Friday, August 28th, 2015

I consider myself fortunate to count both Larry Vickers amd Tyler Grey as friends. This is the first in a new series called “Why I Fight” by Vickers Tactical where LAV interviews fellow co-host of the new series “The Sentinel”, Tyler. I hope you find it as fascinating as I do.

Happy 45th Paladin Press

Friday, August 21st, 2015

If you’ve never heard of Paladin Press, you need to read this and even if you have, it’s a cool walk down memory lane. I can’t believe it’s almost as old as me. Congrats guys from a long time customer amd fan!


In 1970, Peder Lund joined Robert Brown as a partner in a book-publishing venture previously known as Panther Publications. Lund and Brown later changed the name of the venture to Paladin Press to avoid misidentification with the then-active and highly publicized Black Panther movement. As former military men (both served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army’s Special Forces) and adventurers, Lund and Brown were convinced there was a market for books on specialized military and action/adventure topics. Both men also firmly believed that the First Amendment guaranteed Americans the right to read about whatever subjects they desired, and this became the cornerstone of Paladin’s publishing philosophy.

From 1970 to 1974, Paladin developed its stock of titles primarily by reprinting government military manuals previously available to the public only through purchase of purloined copies. In 1974, Lund and Brown split over the direction the company should take. Lund wanted to expand Paladin’s coverage of topics, while Brown wanted to start a magazine. Lund bought out Brown, who founded Soldier of Fortune magazine (SOF) in 1975.

After acquiring full ownership in Paladin, Lund started branching out beyond military subjects to topics he felt were right for the times. As the interests of the public changed over the years, Paladin’s topics expanded to include survival and self-reliance, identity change, private investigation, espionage, personal freedom, action careers, lock picking, covert surveillance and countersurveillance, explosives, knives and knife fighting, sniping, martial arts, self-defense, and police science. Although some topics fell out of favor after a period, others have remained popular.
In some areas, such as with firearm silencers and electronic eavesdropping, Paladin led the way by publishing the first works available to the public. Some of the books dealt with—but did not advocate employing—potentially illegal activities. These generated a lot of controversy—and sales.
Circumstances and changing times have caused Paladin to scale back publishing some of the more controversial material it had been known for in the past. After the settlement of the Hit Man lawsuit in 1999 and the passage of legislation making it legally treacherous to distribute information on explosives, the company stopped publishing some 80 titles on explosives, demolitions, improvised weaponry, and self-defense.

Even after 45 years in business, Lund still strives to provide readers with quality books on a variety of interesting and unusual topics. He seeks out authors who are knowledgeable in their fields and encourages them to write for his audience. Many authors are well-known experts in their fields: Kelly McCann and Lee Morrison on all aspects of close-quarters combat, John Plaster on military and police sniping, Ragnar Benson on survivalism and emergency preparedness, and many other authors with decades of personal experience in their fields.


In September, Paladin will celebrate its 45th year in business. Because we could not have done this without you, our loyal customers, we’re having a giant sale to say thank-you. For the next few days, choose anything in our Action Library and take 45 percent off everything. No exclusions, no minimum requirements, no hassles. Use promotion code PALADIN45 at checkout to take advantage of this offer. This offer ends August 25, 2015, at 12:00 PM ET.

Click the link below to shop now.

Invincible Arms Launches Website

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

IA Website 2015

August 4, 2015 – Willoughby, OH – Invincible Arms, LLC is excited to announce the launch of its website at The website is designed to engage consumers in product research, along with an e-commerce portal to purchase firearm parts, components, accessories and branded gear. Another important element of the site is the dealer program enrollment page and a portal for dealers to purchase inventory online as well.

“ is a great starting place for shooters to get to know our brand and our product better,” commented Israel M. (Izzy) Anzaldua, President of Invincible Arms. “We have plans to bring even more content to the site, to include more products and some exciting contests and giveaways.”

Consumers are encouraged to visit the site and enroll in the email newsletter to become eligible for the brand’s first giveaway taking place later this summer.

Grey Ghost Precision YouTube Channel

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Grey Ghost Precision has launched a new YouTube channel. It features product reviews and videos of the latest offerings from the GGP line. You can check it out here.

American Gunfighter Episode 5 – Travis Haley, Haley Strategic Partners – Presented By BCM

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

BCM presents: American Gunfighter Episode 5, featuring Travis Haley of Haley Strategic Partners. Having collaborated on projects ranging from the re-launch of the BCM® brand in 2011 to the Jack Carbine in 2012, Travis’ company – Haley Strategic – has provided ongoing usability testing and design feedback on the entire line of BCMGUNFIGHTER™ Accessories since day one.


Travis Haley is a veteran Force Reconnaissance Marine with 15 years of dedicated real world experience including: combat tours in Middle East, Africa and Central Asia. After leaving the military, Mr Haley served as a special operations and security contractor before partnering with Magpul as founder and CEO of their training division, Magpul Dynamics, and then later, as CEO of Magpul Industries. In 2010, he made the decision to start anew with Haley Strategic Partners, where he has developed advanced training programs and equipment for war fighters, law enforcement and responsible armed citizens.

Visit Haley Strategic Partner’s Website at:

View The Jack Carbine, specced by Travis Haley and built by BCM

View the rest of the series at

You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

These really do turn up in the most amazing places.  
This time, it’s the September 2015 issue of ‘Guns & Ammo’, a magazine I’ve enjoyed since I was a kid.

Thanks Mudge!

“A Warrior’s Path : Lessons In Leadership” by Robert Trivino

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Ron Trivino is a Retired US Army Special Operations Veteran and owner of Evergreen Mountain LLC.  Now, he’s also the author of the newly released book, “A Warrior’s Path : Lessons In Leadership”.


Here is his description of the book:

This is my personal journey through one of the greatest warrior and leadership cultures of today, which ultimately provided me with defining leadership characteristics and the skills of a serious warrior. Nobody is born a great leader, they are made through hard work and determination.

My first Indian name given to me by the medicine man when I was a child was Bobcat. As I grew and became a young man, I returned home from my first combat experience and was given my warrior’s name, Evergreen Mountain. I am an American, first and foremost, but I am also a Pueblo and Yaqui Indian. I am a former member of the US Army’s 18th Airborne Corps, 75th Ranger Regiment, and spent most of my career as an operational member of a Special Missions Unit under the United States Army Special Operations Command.

These are some of my most important leadership lessons learned from the battlefield of the war on terror. It is my sincere hope that this book serves as a resource and a compass, providing direction and guidance for individuals seeking or in a leadership position.

U.S. Elite Gear – Warrior Lifestyle Vol. 10

Monday, July 27th, 2015


U.S. Elite Gear has launched Vol. 10 of their Warrior Lifestyle blog series. You can read it by clicking the image above or the link below.

Tactical Tailor’s Website Is Getting A Facelift

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

The Tactical Tailor website is being updated later this week. Along with some new features, the website will also be mobile friendly. The official date of the change is this coming Thursday, July 23rd. There may be some downtime until then, so be patient as the redesign finalizes.

Exclusive! Sneak Peek of DRIFIRE’s First TV Ad

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

This is DRIFIRE’s new commercial, which will air Sunday on NBC Sports during the IndyCar Milwaukee race. You’re seeing it here first.