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EJ Snyder Featured In American Survival Guide

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Who remembers American Survival Guide from the 1980s? It enjoyed a long run thanks to the survivalist movement that had sprung up. When the economy improved in the 90s, it was gone but it has found a new lease on life due to the rise of the prepper community.

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You may have heard of EJ Snyder from his two appearances on the Discovery Channel show “Naked and Afraid” as well as other TV appearances. Some of you may know him from his 25 years of military service as he retired as a Sergeant Major from the US Army.

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In the latest issue of American Survival Guide, EJ shares his top 10 tips for staying alive. He isn’t all Hollywood. EJ is an instructor at the US Army’s SERE school at Ft Bragg. While it might be old hat for some, it’s worth a read.

The Official SSD Response to the Washington Times’ Latest Article on the US Army’s Halted Individual Carbine Program

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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Our official response to the Washington Times article entitled “Army quits tests after competing rifle outperforms M4A1 carbine”?

“Derp”

That is all…

NRA American Warrior Number 21

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

NRA American Warrior

The latest issue of NRA American Warrior is now available. This issue features a story on our friends at Hodge Defense Systems, along with coverage on guns, gear, and lifestyle.

You can read it here: viewer.zmags.com/publication/add2d3f8#/add2d3f8/1

Hill People Gear Website Upgrade

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Hill People Gear has just announced some improvements to their website, including product display and how they now process payments. You can read the full release below.

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This summer, we decided it was time to focus our energy on a significant upgrade to our web infrastructure. In addition to a completely new backend and updated look (that is more mobile device friendly), we’ve added three big improvements.

The HPG equipage taxonomy (hillpeoplegear.com/Equipage/tabid/1197/Default) is a systematic approach to thinking about backcountry living systems — what you need to carry and when. For seasoned backcountry travelers, it may serve as nothing more than a way of understanding under which circumstances each piece of gear we offer is most useful. For everyone else, we hope it serves as a good introduction to their own integration with a backcountry or austere environment – regardless of whether they ever buy a stitch of gear from us.

Our product catalog (hillpeoplegear.com/Products/tabid/762/Default) is much streamlined with a number of filter options, product attributes, and a product comparison feature. This allows customers to easily determine which of our products go with which, which of the equipage levels they are most appropriate for, and exact weights among other things.

We now accept credit card payments through McMillan Merchant Services (www.mmsllc.com). MMC is a payment processor that was started specifically as a pro 2nd amendment choice in the face of so many anti-constitutional banking practices. We’re proud to support the McMillan family in their effort to develop an independent pro-constitution financial infrastructure. PayPal is still available as a trusted 3rd party payment option for customers who are more comfortable using that.

We invite anyone interested in backcountry travel to take advantage of the many free resources available on our website and hope they’ll consider our gear when outfitting themselves.

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Applied Ballistics Announces New Book Series From Bryan Litz Entitled, “Modern Advancements In Long Range Shooting”

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Popular Long-Range Ballistics Author to Release First Book in the Series in July 2014

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Cedar Springs, MI – June 25, 2014 - Applied Ballistics, LLC is excited to announce the release of a new series of books from popular author, Bryan Litz, entitled “Modern Advancements for Long Range Shooting” which documents the ongoing research and development that is taking place inside the Applied Ballistics laboratory. Volume I of the series is scheduled for release in late July 2014.

In the first Volume of the series, readers will be privy to extensive test results which fully explore the effects of twist rate on muzzle velocity, BC (supersonic and transonic), precision, even spin rate decay for various rifling profiles as they are tested experimentally.

Other sections of the book detail the evolution of modern rifle, bullet, and optic design. Additionally, results from in-depth chronograph testing are presented, showing the strengths and weaknesses of available commercial chronographs.

Nick Vitalbo, contributing author and President of nVisti Tactical Innovation, Applied Ballistics’ partner company specializing in small arms fire control systems, optical wind measurement and product development, explains state-of-the-art instrumentation such as laser rangefinders and wind measurement devices in detail.

“This new series is heavily based in experimental ballistics, and takes a sort of ‘myth busters’ approach to many of the questions and problems faced by modern long range shooters,” stated Litz. “In today’s world of marketing hype and movie magic, Applied Ballistics continues to explore long range shooting using the scientific method, and publishes the results in a non-biased way that’s easily understood by everyone.”

Scheduled for release at the end of July 2014, “Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting – Vol. 1” will be available for $39.95. Future volumes are planned to cover the ongoing testing and evaluation activities of Applied Ballistics. The new book will be offered for pre-order from June 24 thru July 25. Readers can pre-order the book at a 10% discount ($35.95).

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Follow SSD On Instagram For Up To The Minute OR Coverage

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

If you’re not following SSD on Instagram, you’re missing out on plenty of OR coverage that isn’t being published on this site, or even our Facebook page. Just take a look at a few of the images posted from the show floor already.

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Don’t miss out. Follow us on Instagram and join the conversation.

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Frag Out! Magazine Issue 1 Is Now Available

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

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The brand-new “Tactical & Tacticool” magazine ‘Frag Out!’ is now currently available in digital format on the web. Every issue promises to be chalk full of modern weapon systems, combat equipment, advanced electronics, TC3, survival, and more, written by proven and experienced professionals and subject matter experts. This inaugural issue features stories on the H&K HK416A5, CZ805 BREN, Arc’teryx’s Khard 45, the Polish MSBS bullpup assault rifle, TCCC – Combat Medicine, SPECOPS.PL’s ULPC, Direct Action Gear, and much more. Available in Polish and English.

You can read it here: fragout.uberflip.com/i/351299/0

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Black Powder \\ Red Earth – Revised Volume 1 Edition Now Available

Friday, July 25th, 2014

A revised edition of Black Powder \\ Red Earth Volume 1 is now available. Changes include re-inked art, revised dialogue, and an appendix of terms for those who found the jargon hard to follow. You can get it on Amazon here.

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I Am 5.11 – Kyle Lamb

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

“I am 5.11″ is a new series of short videos that showcase the various ambassadors of the 5.11 brand. This first segment features Kyle Lamb, president and founder of Viking Tactical. Stay tuned for future video content from 5.11 Tactical, including training segments, product details, and brand entertainment.

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BCM Announces ‘American Gunfighter’

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

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July 2, 2014 - BCM is proud to announce the premiere of a new series of short films titled American Gunfighter. Each episode of American Gunfighter will feature a different instructor from the BCM Gunfighter program and talk one-on-one with them about how they got to where they are and what drives them do what they do.

Paul Buffoni, President and Founder of BCM and BravoCompanyUSA.com said of the production, “BCM is privileged to partner with the top instructors of weapons manipulation and tactics in the industry today. Men with decades of field experience, both collectively and individually, who have chosen to make it their mission in life to pass on what they have learned so that the next generation going into harm’s way can benefit from their knowledge. It is my honor to create a platform for these men to have their voices heard.”

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Produced by Paul Buffoni, Travis Haley and Jon Chang, the series was conceived of and directed by Jon Chang, author of the graphic novel series Black Powder \\ Red Earth, who had this to say about the production, “Working with the BCM crew has been a life changing experience. It’s rare that you get an opportunity to work with people who have so much history and skill. Through these short documentary pieces, we are offering a glimpse into who these men are and why.”

Paul adds, “It is our hope at BCM that today’s warfighters, law enforcement officers and responsible civilians will discover more about these instructors and enroll in their training programs, learning first-hand from the experiences and sacrifices these men share.”

The first episode is available online now at http://www.bravocompanymfg.com/american_gunfighter/