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PRIME Ammunition and RUAG End Litigation

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Las Vegas, NV, July 16, 2019 – Effective immediately, Citizens Ammunition, LLC DBA PRIME and RUAG Ammotec have agreed to conclude the litigation between the companies.  Terms of the settlement will not be released.  According to PRIME Ammunition’s founder and CEO, Jim O’Shaughnessy, “RUAG contacted us and asked us to conclude the litigation.  We reached a mutually agreeable settlement and are taking their offer to restore the business relationship under careful consideration.”

www.primeammo.com

Operational Footage of French Military Using DroneGun

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Operational footage of DroneShield’s products in action is rare because of the security and secrecy concerns of its end-user militaries and security agencies. In a rare instance of publicly-available footage, our friends at the French military have released the footage of their demonstration of DroneGun Tactical™ at the Bastille Day (France’s national holiday) celebrations in Paris on 14th July.  You can see the footage here.

You can see from the video that the DroneGun is being deployed in a demonstration approximating a real deployment in front of the dignitaries (this is not an actual live deployment). DroneShield’s products were deployed among other cutting-edge defence technologies being used by the French military. Incidentally, you can also see that, illustrating the product’s usability, one of the units is being operated, with ease, by a soldier of slight physical build. 

We are proud of this, and many other, deployments of our products in mission-critical environments around the world. 

SureFire Shows Us Why Signature Reduction Is A Priority

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Fountain Valley, CA—SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, has launched a new video highlighting one factor for consideration when purchasing a suppressor. In this video, SureFire VP of Suppressors and Weapons Barry Dueck, and SureFire Director of Product Management for Suppressors and Weapons Cody Carroll, demonstrate the USASOC Operator Suppressor System Durability Test to compare the performance of the SureFire SOCOM556-RC2 suppressor against a competitor’s low back-pressure suppressor.

SureFire’s philosophy has always been that durability, signature reduction, accuracy, repeatability and sound suppression are the most important factors to consider when evaluating a suppressor design for combat or duty use. In this video, we are addressing the issue of flash signature by comparing the SOCOM556-RC2 to a low-back pressure competitor. Our combat-proven and US Special Operations Command selected series of suppressors eliminate the first-round flash phenomenon and continue to suppress flash signature through continuous firing, be it is semi-auto, pairs, bursts or full-auto. Built for consistent performance and a long service life, every SureFire suppressor is proudly designed and manufactured in the USA.

It should be noted that the USASOC Operator Suppressor System Durability test is torturous to the host firearm, however one can experience the reults in the video in a much shorter round count or abbreviated version of the test.

PROOF Research’s Carbon Fiber Barrels Integral to New 300 PRC MRAD Barrett Rifles Contracted by US Department of Defense

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

DoD contract for an unspecified number of Barrett’s bolt-action MRAD precision rifle will include PROOF Research’s patented carbon fiber barrels.

Columbia Falls, Mont. (July 2019)  – PROOF Research, the science-based company revolutionizing the firearms industry with innovative materials and products, is proud to announce PROOF’s industry-leading carbon fiber barrels will be an integral part of the US Department of Defense’s newly contracted MRAD® rifles in 300 PRC from Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc.

The contract was announced 2018 year-end, for an undisclosed number of Barrett’s modular, precision, bolt-action MRAD rifles, chambered in Hornady’s new long-range 300 PRC cartridge. The barrels for these rifles were engineered for purpose by PROOF and utilize a unique hand-laid, high-stiffness carbon wrap process to give the US military the very best barrel technology that is available today.

PROOF Research has made a name for itself in the firearms industry for its carbon fiber technology. A PROOF barrel utilizes a high strength, aerospace-grade carbon fibers that are impregnated with a proprietary matrix resin developed by their Advanced Composites Division. PROOF-ACD has developed many different high temperature resins and carbon fiber layups that allow PROOF’s design engineers to create a superior barrel solution for even the most demanding of applications. Furthermore, the technology used in their manufacturing process is scalable which opens up opportunities for small, medium and large caliber applications.

There are many benefits of incorporating aerospace grade carbon fiber technology into a military rifle. PROOF Research carbon fiber barrels are up to 50 percent lighter than steel barrels of similar contour, which is crucial for operators moving rapidly from one position to another and when carrying their gear over long distances. The carbon fiber wrap also makes the barrel highly resistant to weather, grit, dings, scratches and all-around abuse.

 PROOF Research high-fiber content, cut-rifled composite barrels are extremely accurate. Well known within the precision rifle competition community as the first choice for match-grade accuracy, the long-range accuracy, performance and reliability of PROOF Research’s carbon fiber barrels are not only benefits, but critical for mission success among these elite military teams. 

“PROOF Research is very proud to be the only carbon fiber barrel company that is trusted by our warfighters.” 

Find out more about PROOF Research barrels and rifles at proofresearch.com.

Comp-Tac Releases Holster Fits for Sig P320 X Compact Firearm

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

For Immediate Release – HOUSTON – Comp-Tac®, a leader in high-quality holsters for competition, concealed carry, and duty use, created holster fits for the recently released Sig P320 XCompact.

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The Sig P320 XCompact is now available in the following holsters: MTAC™, International™, Warrior™ and eV2™.

“Sig Sauer® makes a variety of firearms that continue to gain popularity with firearms enthusiast, law enforcement agencies and military personnel. The new P320 XCompact has a slightly smaller design will work well for those who are carrying concealed, or those who want to add a backup gun to their setup,” commented Bill Babboni, High Speed Gear® vice president of sales and operations. “Now that customers can get Comp-Tac® holsters for their XCompacts, they will be ready for whatever they encounter.”

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The MTAC™ Holster is and inside-the-waistband, hybrid holster with two-layer leather backing and Kydex® shell, making this a comfortable concealed carry choice. The MTAC™ is tuckable, allowing the user to tuck their shirt in over the gun. With interchangeable shells, customers who already own an MTAC™ holster can upgrade just the shell for their new Sig P320 XCompact.

The International™ Holster is an outside-the-waistband holster with a modular mounting system. With a belt mount, paddle mount and drop offset piece, the International™ is perfect for range use and competitive shooting. The International™ has been the top used holster at the IDPA Nationals seven years running and will give owners of the Sig P320 XCompact the perfect option for using their gun on the range.

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The Warrior™ Holster is an all-Kydex®, outside-the-waistband holster with a pancake-style design that fits close to the body for easy OWB concealment. The Warrior™ is cant and ride-height adjustable, making it an excellent concealed carry option for the Sig P320 XCompact.

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The eV2™ is an appendix inside-the-waistband (AIWB) holster that is designed for casual everyday carry, as well as deep concealment applications. The Sig P320 XCompact fit works well with the eV2’s™ Kick™, which will hide the grip by pushing it into the body.

For a full list of the holster fits Comp-Tac® offers, visit www.comp-tac.com

H&K Feels Compelled To Tell Us What We’ve Known For Over Two Years

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Way back in 2017 the Army decided to purchase just over 6,000 Squad Designated Marksman versions of the M110A1 Compact Semi Auto Sniper System. Specifically, this directed requirement from the Army staff called for the G28E Rifle which CSASS is based upon, and is used by the German Bundeswehr.

Although the First Article Testing was problematic due to the Army attempting to shoot M80A1 ammunition from a Rifle specifically designed to shoot M118 LR, it’s now all been worked out.

But for some reason, manufacturer Heckler & Koch felt compelled to issue a new press release entitled, “Heckler & Koch to supply new US Army Squad Designated Marksman Rifle.” Granted, they added in a bunch of other contracts, but this isn’t anything new. I suppose it was in response to the ridiculous recent claims that they were going out of business.

July 15, 2019

Ashburn, Virginia —Heckler & Koch Defense Inc. is gearing up to deliver between 5,000 and 6,000 complete rifle weapon systems to the US Amy, which plans to deploy them as M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifles (SDMR).

The new HK rifle is a variant of the 7.62 mm G28/HK417. Under terms of the agreement, the rifles, which are manufactured by HK in Oberndorf, Germany will begin to arrive in the HK-USA facility in Columbus, GA early next year. There, HK-USA workers will install scopes and mounts purchased by the Army under a separate agreement. Additionally, HK-USA staff will kit the scoped rifles with additional accessories from 12 other US-based manufacturers to round out the complete SDMR weapon system delivered to the Army. Heckler & Koch will also provide spare parts, support, and training.

“This is a significant achievement for Heckler & Koch,” HK-USA COO/CSO Michael Holley said. “The HK SDMR system will add much-needed capabilities to virtually every squad in the Army. We are honored by this opportunity.”

Holley also added that this award, combined with the recent USMC M27 purchase, as well as several other international contracts, further solidifies Heckler & Koch’s position as one of the world leaders in small arms development.

Beyond the SDMR, recent HK major contracts of record include:

US Marine Corps – M27 Rifle

US Army – CSASS/SDMR Rifle

Berlin Police – SFP 9(VP 9) pistol

Bavarian State Police – SFP 9(VP 9) pistol

French Army – 416 Rifle

British Army – SA80 upgrade

About Heckler & Koch

Heckler & Koch is the world’s premier small arms systems company and a major supplier to global military, law enforcement agencies, and civilian shooters. An innovative leader in design and manufacturing, Heckler & Koch provides technologically advanced firearms, logistical support, training, and specialized services with the highest standards of innovation and reliability to its customer base. Heckler & Koch’s well-known range of products include the USP series pistols, MP5 submachine gun, the MP7 Personal Defense Weapon, the G36 weapon system, the HK416 enhanced carbine, HK45, P30, and most recently VP series pistols.

Holosun Technologies, Inc Names Gordon Myers as Director of Sales

Monday, July 15th, 2019

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CALIF. – July 15, 2019 – Holosun Technologies, Inc., an innovative designer and manufacturer of sport optics products and accessories, announced today that Gordon Myers has joined the company as Director of Sales.

“We are pleased to announce the addition of Gordon Myers to our corporate leadership team as Director of Sales,” said Victor Sun, President of Holosun. “Gordon’s extensive sales and leadership experience in manufacturing companies, including within the sport optics space, fits well with Holosun’s current and future plans. We are confident his addition will allow us to strengthen our overall position within the industry.”

Myers’ most recent experience had him building and leading the Nightforce Optics Sales and Marketing teams, with similar previous experience at Creative Tent International and Smiths Power, as well as other organizations.

As Director of Sales, Myers will be charged with developing Holosun’s sales strategies and leading the company’s sales teams. “I am excited to be bringing my background and experience to such an innovative organization,” Myers said. “Holosun products offer an amazing value proposition: Excellent quality, innovative features and a great price. I’m looking forward to working with the team to create new strategies to drive success for the company, as well as for all those organizations who work to sell and promote the Holosun brand.”

Myers has an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, as well as two bachelor’s degrees from Washington State University.

www.holosun.com

Point Blank Enterprises Announces Reserve and Auxiliary Officers Can Now Upgrade Their Armor Protection Through the National Reserve Officer Program

Monday, July 15th, 2019

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., July 15, 2019 — Point Blank Enterprises (“PBE”), the worldwide leader in the production of soft body armor and related protective solutions announces a program for Reserve and Auxiliary law enforcement officers to purchase soft body armor, rifle protection plates and complete active shooter kits at deeply discounted prices, directly through the National Reserve Officer Program.

The body armor systems available through Point Blank’s National Reserve Officer Program meet the company’s stringent quality control standards and have the standard 5 year ballistic warranty from the time of purchase. The program includes a variety of ballistic systems including select NIJ .06 Level IIA, II, and IIIA models. Now, with the addition of hard armor plates, Reserve and Auxiliary officers can enhance the protective capabilities of their body armor and have access to more options than ever before.

“Many reserve and auxiliary officers receive equipment from their policing agency, including body armor.  But, many reserves and auxiliaries are required to purchase at least some of their own gear,” said Dr. Ross Wolf, president of the Volunteer Law Enforcement Officer Alliance.  “This National Reserve Officer Program through Point Blank allows volunteers and part time police to have access to the protective gear that is necessary to perform their important role in communities.”  

“The success of this program allows us to now expand the offerings to include hard armor plates and associated carriers,” stated Hoyt Schmidt, Executive Vice President of Commercial Sales at Point Blank Enterprises. “We conceived this program with the goal of ensuring that every reserve officer has access to the best protective armor solutions in the industry so that they can perform their function as effectively and safely as possible.”

In order to qualify for the program, Reserve Officers can visit the Point Blank website at www.pointblankenterprises.com/rop and sign up to initiate the verification process. The simple purchasing process allows officers to select their desired NIJ .06 threat level, ballistic model, appropriate size and carrier color (black or navy). Upon placing their order, the Reserve Officer can expect delivery in 10 business days, if not sooner.