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The Spot Family of Products Offers a Safer Way to Communicate with SOS Capabilities and Peace of Mind for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Covington, La. (January 21, 2020) – SPOT, L.L.C., a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE: GSAT), and the leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, will be showcasing its affordable satellite communications solutions at the upcoming SHOT Show in Las Vegas, January 21 – 24.

As SPOT technology rapidly approaches 7,000 rescues initiated worldwide, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts continue to rely on SPOT products for remote safety and communication, asset location tracking and a mapping interface that offers protection for users. Via dedicated S.O.S. functions, SPOT initiates two rescues a day on average, and delivers location-based messaging and life-saving emergency notification technology to hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. Of the nearly 7,000 rescues the brand has executed to-date, approximately 30% are hunting, hiking and mountain sports related, proving that SPOT products should be a part of every outdoor enthusiast’s kit.

The newest addition to the SPOT family, the SPOT X®, offers users 2-way messaging functionality, the flexibility of connecting to a smartphone via Bluetooth® wireless technology to send and receive satellite messages direct from the device or . SPOT X is an ideal communication device for outdoor enthusiasts who frequently go off the grid, offering reliable connectivity and tracking. Other SPOT products include:

SPOT Gen3® is a rugged and affordable satellite messenger providing off the grid messaging, GPS location tracking, emergency alerts, extended battery life, and extreme GPS tracking upgrade at 2 ½ minute intervals.
SPOT Trace® is a GPS tracking device allowing users to track anything, anytime and anywhere by receiving theft-alert SMS texts or emails when movement is detected.

As part of a SHOT Show exclusive offer, attendees can receive any SPOT device for FREE with the purchase of an annual service plan. To receive this offer and learn more about SPOT products and services, stop by booth #1910.


SPOT LLC, a subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc., provides affordable satellite communication and tracking devices for recreational and business use. SPOT messaging devices use both the GPS satellite network and the Globalstar Satellite Network to transmit and receive text messages and GPS coordinates. Since 2007, SPOT has provided peace of mind by allowing customers to remain in contact with family, friends and co-workers, completely independent of cellular coverage and has helped initiate nearly 7,000 rescues worldwide. For more information, visit FindMeSPOT.com.

Note that all SPOT products described in this press release are the products of SPOT LLC, which is not affiliated in any manner with Spot Image of Toulouse, France or Spot Image Corporation of Chantilly, Virginia. SPOT Connect is a trademark of Spot LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Butler Creek Introduces New Featherlight Multi-Purpose Sling

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

New Sling Designed to be Lightest Model Ever Produced by Butler Creek


OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – January 22, 2020 – Butler Creek, maker of smart, field-proven hunting and shooting accessories, is excited to announce the lightest rifle sling ever produced by the company with the introduction of the Butler Creek Featherlight sling. Designed to be 45% lighter than any other model offered by the company, the new Featherlight sling features an industry first design with the use of a close cell foam inner material.

The new Featherlight sling is as comfortable as it is durable, resulting in a true multi-purpose sling perfectly suited for long days in the field. Whether used on a bolt-action, shotgun or modern sporting rifles, the Featherlight sling is easily added to any firearm through the use of optional swivels or a conventional strap.

Once in the field, hunters and shooters will appreciate the Featherlight’s breathable construction. Made possible by cut out slots that are evenly spaced across the close cell foam, the Featherlight sling reduces more trapped heat than other competitive models. The Featherlight’s close cell foam also provides superior gripping ability, allowing it to easily adhere to synthetic clothing.

For added security when navigating rough terrain, the Featherlight sling features a large thumb loop attached to the bottom of the sling. Additional features include two built-in cartridge holders giving shooters immediate access to extra ammo should the need arise. Adjustable from 22 to 36-inches, the Featherlight sling is the perfect addition to any long gun.

The new Featherlight slings will be on display during the 2020 SHOT Show (Booth No 14551), January 21-24 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For more information on these new products or to view the complete line of Butler Creek product, visit www.butlercreek.com.

SHOT Show 20 – SureFire SOCOM50-SPS

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

SureFire is giving us a sneak peek of their new SOCOM50-SPS suppressor for .50 bolt gun and semi-auto rifles.

This fast attach suppressor offers 99% reduction in muzzle flash, preserving night vision and helping to conceal the shooter’s location. It also boasts 66% in recoil reduction.

SilencerCo – The Same Cutting-Edge Design with a New Look, The Octane 9 & 45

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

West Valley City, UT – West Valley City, UT – The Octane 9 and 45 are back by popular demand.  The Octane maintains its industry leading Click-Together Assembly (CTA), while updating the outer tube design and we have also added markings to the outside of the baffles to help with the alignment of the baffle ports for the optimal sound suppression.  This user serviceable suppressor is a versatile choice for someone looking to outfit their pistol, pistol caliber carbine, or sub gun. The Octane offers premium performance for an unbeatable new price.

The Octane 9 and 45 are full-auto rated for their designated calibers as well as 300 Blackout Subsonic. The Octane baffles are made from 17-4 Stainless Steel providing high wear resistance, and an aluminum outer tube to save weight.  This durable and effective offering will meet all your pistol caliber needs.

The Octane 9 and 45 will ship with a spring retainer and spring.  The Octane is compatible with Alpha Direct Thread Mounts and SilencerCo pistons.  The Octane 9 MSRP is $624 and the Octane 45 is $624.  The Octane 9 and 45 are shipping to distributors and dealers now. 

First time buyer?  Check out our SuppressedEd Easyguide.


Brownells Launches BRN-180 Lower Receivers

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Brownells has just made building a homegrown AR-180 even easier with the release of the BRN-180 Lower Receivers to ho with the Uppers they launched at last year’s SHOT Show.

Granted, they’ve introduced some new features like the Picatinny attachment at the rear of the receiver to accept stock systems, but over all, the BRN-180 Lower does a great job of giving the look and feel of the original. As you can see, this allows for multiple configurations, from pistols, to collapsible or folding stocks.

But the real treat is the upcoming stock from B5 Systems which is very similar to the original AR-180 stock.

Below is their press release for the new BRN-180 Lower Receivers.

Brownells Unveils BRN-180 Lower Receivers at SHOT Show 2020

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (January 21, 2020) – Brownells unveiled a pair of BRN-180 lower receivers on the first day of SHOT Show 2020, expanding its popular BRN-180 line.

The lower receivers allow BRN-180 fans to build complete firearms optimized for folding stocks or folding braces, as well as the other unique features of the BRN-180 uppers.

The BRN-180 Lower Receivers accept standard AR-15 magazines, and include:

100-036-374 BRN-180 Forged Lower Receiver
• Replicates appearance of original AR-180 lower
• Integral Picatinny Rail segment for easy folding stock or brace install
• Accepts most modern mil-spec AR-15 components
• $129.99 retail

080-001-382 BRN-180M Billet Lower Receiver
• Machined from solid billet for strength and durability
• Appears more like standard AR-15 receiver
• Integral Picatinny rail segment for easy folding stock or brace install
• Accepts modern AR-15 components
• $149.99 retail

“The BRN-180 and BRN-180M Lower Receivers were created to take full advantage of the contained recoil system of the BRN-180 Upper Receiver,” said Brownells Director of Product Management Paul Levy.  “The BRN-180 Lowers are available in a forged model, which is inspired by the contours of the original AR-180, and a billet, BRN-180M model, which has a modern profile and design”.

Brownells offers BRN-180 complete uppers in the following models:
BRN-180S 10.5″ barrel
BRN-180 16″ barrel
BRN-180 18.5″ barrel

Forged lowers are anticipated to be available by February 2020. 

Billet lowers are in stock and shipping now.

To see the whole BRN-180 line and visit Brownells.com.

Reebok Introduces Trailgrip Tactical Work Boot Series

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

St. Louis, MO (Jan. 21, 2020) – St. Louis, MO (Jan. 21, 2020) – Warson Brands, official licensee of Reebok for duty and uniform footwear, is excited to introduce its popular Trailgrip platform to law enforcement and military professionals with its new Trailgrip Tactical series.

All three models of the Trailgrip Tactical are built on a slip-resistant rubber outsole with an active traction lug bottom, great for durability and grip in a variety of terrains and surfaces. A MicroWeb lacing system keeps the foot locked in with lateral stability. Comfort is provided through a combination of a DMXRide Foam Midsole for super-responsiveness, a MemoryTech Foam Footbed for shaping to one’s foot, and a mid-cut design for ankle support over the long haul. All models contain no metal components for convenience in high-security environments.

RB3450 and RB3455, soft-toe black 6” and 8” versions of the boot, provide excellent coverage in all weather environments with standard waterproofing, while the RB3455 adds extra weather protection with its 200G 3M® Thinsulate® insulated lining.

RB3460, debuting in a coyote color, comes with a composite toe with extra-wide space for the toes. This 8” version, like the others, is easy to put on or take off due to the standard side zips.

The RB3450, RB3455 and RB3460 are now available for purchase at an MSRP of $135.00, $149.00 and $143.00, respectively, at reebokwork.com/trailgrip-tactical. Reebok Duty will display the full line of Trailgrip Tactical boots at SHOT Show booth #10179.

Reebok duty footwear and the Trailgrip Tactical series are also available through select retailers throughout the United States. For more information on the Reebok Trailgrip Tactical, visit reebokwork.com/trailgrip-tactical.

DyNyCo – Innovative Elastic NYCO Ripstop for a Modern Army

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

There’s no closer thing to a soldier’s body than his uniform. It’s like a second skin and one may use it for a couple of days or even weeks in a row without washing or taking it off. It protects from the cold and the Sun, from rain as well as wind and snow. What may be the most important though – it makes one less exposed to enemy sight.

Versatile design, cleverly placed pockets and overall fit are truly significant when talking about the uniforms specifics. One cannot place too much emphasis on the fabrics used to produce this piece of gear though. The fabric is the foundation of all other advantages of any uniform.

Speaking of the fabric, there’s only one that meets the expectations of the modern army – NYCO.

What is NYCO?

Briefly speaking NYCO is a combination of Nylon and Cotton. The name tells it all – “NY” came from Nylon and “CO” from Cotton.

NYCO was presented and proved its usability for the very first time in the era of M-65 uniforms. They were made for US Army and gained good feedback fast.

The yarn used to produce NYCO fabric is made of 150 single cotton fibers braided in a special mechanical process with 150 single nylon fibers. After braiding, the yarn is washed and weaved to receive the final product – NYCO fabric. The characteristic Rip-Stop weave is actually a double-braided nylon-cotton fiber. It makes the whole construction of the material more resistant to tearing.


What’s worth noting, though the NYCO fabric had such good ratings in soldiers’ opinions, it took some time until it was used again to produce uniforms. After years of testing different solutions, like a Cotton Twill fabric used in BDU M81 Woodland US uniforms, NYCO Rip-stop was presented once again in 1996 when Enhanced Hot Weather Battle Dress Uniform (EHWBDU) was introduced.

From this time on, NYCO Rip-Stop finally became a standard fabric used to produce US army uniforms. That doesn’t mean though that different producers weren’t trying to improve it. Here is how Direct Action came with an idea of DyNyCo.

DyNyCo – a Direct Action approach to improve NYCO Rip-stop

When on a mission a soldier has to focus on his orders and task. The gear he uses should be possibly easy to use and the uniform he’s wearing should be unnoticeable when he’s moving around. To achieve the latter, Direct Action decided to improve the elasticity of the original NYCO fabric. That’s how they came with a vision of DyNyCo – a “Dynamic” NYCO fabric.

To increase elasticity, without sacrificing much of the values of original NYCO fabric, Direct Action decided to add 3% of Elastane fabric to the whole blend. By joining together 49% Nylon, 48% Cotton and 3% Elastane they received a fabric that’s both durable and breathable as well as elastic enough to guarantee a greater comfort of movement.

From now on, DyNyCo fabric will be used to produce new Direct Action uniforms and combat garments.

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Bushnell Introduces New Prime Riflescopes

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

New Models Provide Options for an Illuminated Reticle Plus Multiple Turret System

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – January 21, 2020 – Bushnell, an industry leader in performance optics, has expanded its line of Prime riflescopes with two new models for 2020. Engineered to serve as the new standard in hunting optics, the Prime lineup now includes a 3-9x40mm riflescope with an illuminated Multi-X reticle for low light situations along with a 3-12x40mm riflescope packaged with seve custom turrets pre-calibrated for some of today’s most popular hunting calibers.

Designed to provide hunters with an extra advantage afield, both new Prime riflescope models feature fully multi-coated optics for a bright, clear view at dusk and dawn. Each riflescope has been further enhanced with Bushnell’s proprietary EXO™ Barrier lens coating. This patented process, when applied to glass, molecularly bonds to the exterior lens surfaces resulting in a super-slick coating that repels water, fog, dust and debris. Formulated to last over the lifetime of the riflescope, the new EXO Barrier coating ensures that your view of the target will always be clear even when the weather is not. Additional standard features found on both riflescopes include a 1-inch tube and second focal plane design along with a fast focus eyepiece.

The new 3-9x40mm Prime riflescope is available with an illuminated Multi-X reticle to assist with quick target acquisition. Six brightness settings enable precise aiming in any lighting situation while the scope’s low-profile design allows it to be easily mounted on a variety of firearm platforms. In addition, the riflescope features capped elevation and windage turrets to prevent unwanted movement along with a fixed 100-yard parallax.

For those shooters seeking quick elevation adjustments for some of today’s most popular hunting calibers, the new Prime 3-12x40mm riflescope is the answer. Packaged with seven exposed elevation turrets, the new models make it easy to match your riflescope to your preferred cartridge. Pre-calibrated to provide a simple one-click solution, the Prime riflescope offers turrets customized for MOA, 17HMR, 22LR, 450 Bushmaster along with muzzleloaders (250/300gr) as well as 12- and 20-gauge options. The new Prime riflescopes is the perfect option for those seeking quick and easy ballistic accuracy. 

The two Prime riflescopes along with other new optics models will be on display during the 2020 SHOT Show (Booth No 14551), January 21-24 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For more information on these new products or to view the complete line of Bushnell optics, visit www.bushnell.com.