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Remington Outdoor Company and Buck Knives Announce Cutlery Partnership

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Huntsville, AL – Remington Outdoor Company is pleased to announce today that Buck Knives is now the official licensee of Remington cutlery.

“The team at Remington Arms Co. is humbled by the opportunity to partner with an industry icon like Buck Knives. The history, quality and American tradition of Buck Knives is deeply engrained in the minds of sportsmen and sportswomen everywhere,” said Jordan Davis, VP of Marketing & Business Development of Remington. “We are excited to have our name associated with such quality cutlery, and look forward to a great partnership with Buck over the years to come. We know and trust the folks at Buck will do great things with the Remington brand as part of their portfolio of exceptional products.”

“Remington has been building dependable products everyday hunters can both afford and rely on for 200 years. In fact, the Remington 1100 in 20 GA. was my first shotgun,” said CJ Buck, CEO and Chairman of Buck Knives, Inc. “Their commitment to consumer value is what we live and breathe here at Buck Knives, and it will be our honor to bring that same dedication to the opportunities licensing the Remington brand presents for both Buck Knives and Remington.”

www.remington.com

Blue Force Gear Micro Trauma Kit Now!

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017


The Blue Force Gear Micro Trauma Kit Now!TM, also known as the Micro TKNTM, is the smallest version of the Trauma Kit Now!TM available on the market. This pack, which is available for purchase filled or unfilled, is designed to hold essential lifesaving gear in a small easy-to-carry pack that takes up minimal space. The supplies inside of the Filled Micro TKNTM include:

-Quick clot combat gauze
-HyFin vent chest seal (2 Seals included)
-Cleer medical trauma bandage 4” flat pack
-Decompression needle
-Six 2in. x 9in. Frog Tape
-Size 28 Nasopharyngeal Airway
-One pair of heavy-duty medical gloves in tan

The Micro TKNTM is constructed to be worn horizontally and is less bulky than the typical pouch, which makes it ideal for everyday carry by law enforcement professionals, low-profile mission sets and prepared civilians. The inner carrier can be easily deployed with one finger or one hand from either the left or right side by pulling the BLIP featured
pull-tabs.

“Whether downrange, in the hunting field, or in everyday life – Blue Force Gear believes in a mindset of readiness,” said Tom Kaleta, Director of Marketing. “Hunters carry seemingly every device, scent cover, and tool imaginable, but few I’ve ever encountered carry a trauma kit that contains more than a few bandages. This kit takes up very little room, weighs virtually nothing and contains the tools to treat the three most common battlefield injuries. Why would every hunter or shooter not carry a Micro TKNä?”

The Micro TKNTM has two main components: the outer MOLLE or belt-mounted pouch using the Ten-Speed technology; and a removable insert to keep medical supplies organized.

Find technical specs and see a demonstration of Blue Force Gear’s new Micro Trauma Kit Now!TM and other innovative products in booth 31209 at SHOT Show in Las Vegas from Jan. 17–20.

www.blueforcegear.com

Mustang Survival Debuts New Sentinel Series Dry Suits at SHOT Show

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

New dry suits and updated technologies will be on display

Bellingham, WA – Mustang Survival®, the North American manufacturer of innovative solutions for the most demanding marine environments, will be debuting several new pieces of gear and apparel at this year’s SHOT (shooting, hunting and outdoor trade) Show at The Safariland Group booth #12762, including the design-award-nominated EP Ocean Racing Series and new dry suits in the brand’s Sentinel™ Series.

“Designing and manufacturing the most innovative gear possible for those who protect us is a mission we undertake with an immense amount of pride and respect for those we’re serving. Every product considers the user’s mission, comfort and safety, and we’re disproving the old adage ‘ounces are pounds, and pounds are pain’,” states Brian Dalgliesh, manager, Military Channel for Mustang Survival.

Exclusive to Mustang Survival, the Sentinel Series dry suits feature:
-Mobility Based Sizing™ – offers users a semi-custom fit that reduces bulk and increases mobility without the custom price tag
-Rapid Repair Technology™ – now extended to socks, in addition to neck and wrist seals, enables field repair in less than an hour

Sentinel Series Lightweight Special Operations Dry Suit. Weighing roughly 4 lbs, this is the lightest and most breathable surface operations dry suit on the market. Keeping the operator both safe and dry, the suit’s sophisticated technology and design features mean the wearer does not have to sacrifice movement or mobility for safety. The Sentinel Series Lightweight Special Operations Dry Suit is ideal for users engaged in maritime special operations requiring splash and/or immersed hypothermia protection without hindering primary mission objectives.

Sentinel Series USCG Lightweight Boat Crew Dry Suit. Now with Rapid Repair Technology extended to the dry suits’ socks, the lifecycle of this dry suit has been prolonged and the overall cost of ownership reduced. Both waterproof and breathable, the USCG Lightweight Boat Crew Dry Suit is designed for constant wear for those not intending to the enter the water though still requiring hypothermia protection in the event of accidental immersion.

EP Ocean Racing Collection. Also on display at the 2017 SHOT show is the brand new EP Ocean Racing Collection, worn by the crew aboard the super-yacht Comanche on her record-setting journeys, and recently featured in Red Bull’s Flying on Water mission. Designed for the most elite and extreme ocean racers, the EP Ocean Racing Collection leverages technology perfected and tested in the Mustang Survival military and tactical products. In turn, the collection has also provided field experience that has been integrated into the development process for current and future military products.


These new products, and more, will be on display at the Las Vegas Sands Expo Center during the NSSF SHOT Show, January 17-20, 2016 (booth 12762). For more information on these and all Mustang Survival products, please visit www.mustangsurvival.com.

Christensen Arms Releases New Aluminum-Frame 1911 Handgun

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017


Gunnison, Utah – January, 16,2017 — Christensen Arms strives to craft the finest 1911 handguns ever produced, and the new A4 (4 inch barrel) and A5 (5 inch barrel) aluminum-framed 1911s are no exception. Currently available in 9MM, each A4 and A5 frame is machined from lightweight 7075 billet aluminum and assembled using only premium components, including a tunable match-grade trigger. They feature a newly designed flat-top, billet stainless steel slide that is hand fit to guarantee a perfectly smooth and highly accurate handgun – a 5-shot, 2 inch group at 25 yards. Weighing in at roughly 2 lbs, the new A4 is the lightest 1911 produced by Christensen Arms.

“We are please to expand our 1911 product offerings with the new A4 and A5. They represent the peak in 1911 technology and performance in a lightweight, aluminum frame.” – Jason Christensen, President Christensen Arms

The new Christensen 1911 A4 and A5 are currently shipping to dealers and can be seen at the Christensen Arms Shot Show booth #10574.

www.christensenarms.com

SHOT Show 17 – 5.11 Tactical Defender-Flex Pant and Jeans

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 17, 2017 — SHOT SHOW (Booth #13162) — 5.11 Tactical, the global innovator in tactical apparel and gear, today introduced the Defender-Flex Pant and Jeans, an innovative new pant that uses advanced fabrics and classic jean styling to reinvent how we work, live and are always ready.


“Our end users tell us that they want more covert tactical apparel, and the Defender-Flex Pants delivers all the tactical functionality and durability that the world expects from 5.11 in a classic jean slim or straight-fit style that blends into everyday life,” said Joel Alarcon, 5.11’s consumer division vice president.

The Defender-Flex’s tactical features include stretch and recovery technology woven into comfortable denim and twill fabrics. Its seven versatile pockets fit everything from mobile devices to full mags. Whether it’s a day at work, on the range or outdoors, the Defender-Flex Jeans are covert carry capable and ensure you’ll Always Be Ready®.

Pricing & Availability

DEFENDER-FLEX™ PANT
A weekend in the backcountry, on the range or a night out on the town, the Defender-Flex Jean rolls with you. Both, straight-fit and slim styles are crafted with a lightweight Cavalry Twill cotton/polyester blend; with just enough elastane, these pants are made to keep their shape with style. The five-pocket styling and soft fade finish look sharp, and with the back mag pockets, you’ll always be ready. The Defender-Flex pants are available in Stone, Volcanic, Burnt and Oil Green. MAP: $69.99.

DEFENDER-FLEX™ JEAN
After a decade of R&D, 5.11 releases the Defender-Flex™ Jean. The Defender-Flex Jeans are tactically tough in a slim or straight cut for everyday wear with the features you need to power through every part of your day. From the backcountry to the briefing room, out shooting or a quiet day at home, the conceal carry weapon (CCW) ready Defender Jeans have you covered. It’s the pant 5.11 customers have asked for. An innovative cotton/polyester (LycraT400 Tough Max) mechanical stretch denim means better stretch and recovery. Five pocket styling plus two mag pockets and an extra-deep coin pocket for a mag or pocket knife up your tactical game. The Defender-Flex jeans are available in Indigo and Dark Indigo Wash. MAP: $69.99.

WOMEN’S DEFENDER-FLEX™ PANT
Colorful, comfortable and built for the tactical woman, the Defender-Flex Pant is crafted with Cavalry Twill cotton / polyester blend, with just enough elastane for freedom of movement. The Defender-Flex Pant keeps its shape no matter how you move. Device ready front pockets and back mag pockets help you stay ready. The Women’s Defender-Flex Pant is available in Stone, Volcanic, Thyme and Code Red. MAP: $69.99.

FAST-TAC™ URBAN PANT AND FAST-TAC™ CARGO PANT
The next iteration of 5.11’s tactical pants is constructed of 5.11’s proprietary lightweight and versatile fabric Fast-Tac. Featuring articulated knees, a fully-gusseted inseam and durable water-resistant finish, 5.11’s Fast-Tac material is 25 percent lighter than traditional Ripstop. It moves effortlessly and offers superior evaporation and heat management, which is key in hot and humid conditions. Both Fast-Tac Urban and Cargo pants are CCW and mobile device ready. They’re available in Charcoal Black, Khaki, Battle Brown and Dark Navy. MAP: $39.99 for the Urban Pant and $49.99 for the Cargo Pant.

FOOTWEAR – HALYCON BOOTS
Building off the success of its EVO and ATAC® Boots, 5.11 delivers the ultimate urban tactical boot with the Halcyon line. They provide the maximum performance you would expect from a tactical boot designed for the most rigorous environments. Each pair is built with Clarino Rapid Dry Micro Suede, high abrasion Mesh and a Maximus midsole/outsole platform. The Halcyon Boot also features slip- and oil-resistant traction, a Slipstream Low-Friction Antimicrobial® lining, and an OrthoLite® insole. The boots are available in sizes 4, 5, 6-12, 13, 14, 15 Regular and 7-12, 13, Wide; MAP: $129.99 / Black, Dark Coyote.

www.511tactical.com

SHOT Show 17 – Blue Force Gear MARCO Dispenser

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Blue Force Gear’s Marking and Recognition Chemstick Organizer Dispenser – MARCO – is a more efficient, effective and compact way to carry marking lights for room clearing. With the MARCO dispenser, users can save critical time during preparation during
pre-mission tasks by not having to unwrap, tape and bundle chem sticks.

The dispensers design makes it simple for users – simply open the Mylar package with the pre-loaded dispenser, insert the MARCO dispenser inside of the belt or MOLLE holster and proceed with the mission. The design prevents the accidental activation of a chem stick, which can cause unwanted light.

In addition to being used during missions, the MARCO dispenser also has valuable application to the hunting world when out in the field trailing downed game at night.

The 2-inch mini chem sticks deployed from the MARCO dispenser provide the equivalent light of a 4-inch chem stick as seen through Night Vision devices and are self illuminating, continuing to glow rain or shine.

Find technical specs and see a demonstration of Blue Force Gear’s new MARCO Dispenser and other innovative products in booth 31209 at SHOT Show in Las Vegas from Jan. 17–20.

VIRIDIAN WEAPON TECHNOLOGIES LAUNCHES FACT WEAPON-MOUNTED CAMERA PRODUCT LINE

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

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Minneapolis, MN—January 16, 2017

Viridian Weapon Technologies™ officially announced today at SHOT SHOW 2017 a revolutionary new product category that fills a crucial gap, not only within the firearms industry, but for society as a whole. Introducing FACT™ weapon-mounted cameras for law enforcement, conceal and carry, and self-defense.

“No product introduction at SHOT SHOW 2017 is more relevant than FACT,” said Viridian® President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “FACT can reveal what really happened in situations when a firearm is involved.” Hedeen went on to say, “FACT is not a replacement for a body camera; but with it being uniquely positioned under the muzzle of a firearm, the high definition video and audio captured by a FACT camera may better tell the real story of what occurred. Who knows, the footage might even be powerful enough to stop a riot before it starts.”

FACT™ [Fast Access Camera Technology] is designed for law enforcement, private security and the legally armed citizen and incorporates Viridian’s proprietary INSTANT-ON® activation to ensure the HD video and audio capture automatically records every time the weapon is out of the holster.

Three different FACT models will be introduced in 2017.

  • FACT DUTY™
    Law enforcement, duty-grade model with HD camera, forward facing audio plus 500 lumen taclight for full size firearms. ADMIN data evidence integrity built-in.
  • FACT COMPACT™
    Universal rail mounted model with HD camera, forward facing audio plus 140 lumen taclight for compact firearms.
  • FACT MICRO™
    Trigger guard mounted model with HD camera and forward facing audio for subcompact/pocket pistols.
  • Viridian Weapon Technologies will be launching FACT™ weapon-mounted cameras at SHOT SHOW 2017 at booth #653.

    For more information, go to Minneapolis, MN—January 16, 2017

    Viridian Weapon Technologies™ officially announced today at SHOT SHOW 2017 a revolutionary new product category that fills a crucial gap, not only within the firearms industry, but for society as a whole. Introducing FACT™ weapon-mounted cameras for law enforcement, conceal and carry, and self-defense.

    “No product introduction at SHOT SHOW 2017 is more relevant than FACT,” said Viridian® President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “FACT can reveal what really happened in situations when a firearm is involved.” Hedeen went on to say, “FACT is not a replacement for a body camera; but with it being uniquely positioned under the muzzle of a firearm, the high definition video and audio captured by a FACT camera may better tell the real story of what occurred. Who knows, the footage might even be powerful enough to stop a riot before it starts.”

    FACT™ [Fast Access Camera Technology] is designed for law enforcement, private security and the legally armed citizen and incorporates Viridian’s proprietary INSTANT-ON® activation to ensure the HD video and audio capture automatically records every time the weapon is out of the holster.

    Three different FACT models will be introduced in 2017.
    FACT DUTY™
    Law enforcement, duty-grade model with HD camera, forward facing audio plus 500 lumen taclight for full size firearms. ADMIN data evidence integrity built-in.
    FACT COMPACT™
    Universal rail mounted model with HD camera, forward facing audio plus 140 lumen taclight for compact firearms.
    FACT MICRO™
    Trigger guard mounted model with HD camera and forward facing audio for subcompact/pocket pistols.

    Viridian Weapon Technologies will be launching FACT™ weapon-mounted cameras at SHOT SHOW 2017 at booth #653.

    For more information, go to www.ViridianWeaponTech.com/FACT or contact Viridian’s Law Enforcement Sales Manager, John Sheahan at JohnS@ViridianWeaponTech.com. or contact Viridian’s Law Enforcement Sales Manager, John Sheahan at JohnS@ViridianWeaponTech.com.

    Rugged Suppressors Introduces the Oculus 22

    Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

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    Travelers Rest, SC – Rugged Suppressors is proud to introduce its first entry into the rimfire market, the Oculus 22TM. The Oculus is a modular suppressor featuring class-leading suppression and no first round pop. It allows the user to select the 5.25” standard configuration, or the 3.25” short configuration. To improve accuracy, the Oculus is designed to allow indexing of the baffles with the suppressor body for repeatable return to zero after user servicing.

    Made entirely of 17-4 Stainless Steel, the Oculus weighs in at 6.9 ounces in the standard configuration and 4.3 ounces in the short configuration. In addition to 22 LR, the Oculus will suppress 22 Magnum, 17 HMR, 17 WSM and 5.7x28mm, adding to the versatility and utility of this unique suppressor.

    “Like our centerfire suppressors, the Oculus is Belt Fed Rated,” said Michael Derdziak, CEO of Rugged. “This gives you the confidence to know that all of our suppressors will hold up to whatever you throw at them. Additionally, we stand behind all of our products with an Unconditional Lifetime Warranty—if you ever have an issue, we will repair or replace it, free of charge. Period.”

    Learn more about the Oculus 22 at www.oculus22.com and visit us at SHOT Show Booth #7007.