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BLU-MED Response Systems and Rampart Expand COVID-19 Critical Care Capacity to Southlake Regional Health Centre

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Isolation facilities will help support Ontario hospital with COVID-19 assessments

Ottawa, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – April 2, 2020) – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rampart International, one of BLU-MED‘s Canadian distributors, has supplied Southlake Regional Health Centre with two BLU-MED Negative Pressure Isolation Facilities to increase their capacity to treat more patients.

BLU-MED Negative Pressure Isolation Facilities

“The isolation facilities we have procured from Rampart will allow us to provide more care for patients,” said Stephen Trafford, manager of emergency and disaster preparedness, Southlake Regional Health Centre. “This will allow us to rapidly increase our negative pressure bed capacity not just in response to this pandemic, but any future potential health emergencies.”

Each BLU-MED Negative Pressure Isolation Facility is capable of housing up to 10 patients within an environment that meets the US Centers for Disease Control guidelines on Airborne Infectious Disease prevention protocols. The goal is to reduce the exposure of hospital staff and patients, prepare for the potential influx of infected patients, and establish patient isolation facilities that prevent the spread of the COVID-19 while effectively treating those infected.

“Rampart is proud to ensure that Canada’s frontline health care workers and first responders have the equipment they need to succeed,” said Mike Klein, president of Rampart International Corp. “Systems such as this have the potential to make a significant difference in the fight against COVID-19.”

The facilities are expected to be delivered and operational by early April 2020 at Southlake Regional Healthcare in Newmarket, ON.

Milrem Robotics to Deliver UGVs to UK Defence

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

Milrem Robotics is to deliver two unmanned ground vehicles to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) of the United Kingdom.

DSTL whose purpose is to maximise the impact of science and technology for the defence and security of the UK, is procuring the unmanned vehicles to explore the capabilities and limitations of these autonomous systems in areas such as mobility, vulnerabilities and safety.

Milrem Robotics will supply the vehicles to DSTL in partnership with leading defence technology company, QinetiQ, who will integrate autonomous functions to the vehicles and arrange transfer to the end user.

In cooperation with QinetiQ, Milrem Robotics is participating in two UK large-scale robotics programs – JTARR (Joint Tactical Autonomous Resupply and Replenishment) and RPV (Robotic Platoon Vehicle).

“The United Kingdom has a clear view on the importance of robotics on the battlefield and its impact on defence capabilities. This is illustrated by the two large-scale robotics programs in which Milrem Robotics is currently participating in the UK,” said Kuldar Väärsi, CEO of Milrem Robotics.

DSTL follows similar organizations in the Netherlands, Norway and Germany who have also opted for the THeMIS platform. For example, the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support has acquired one platform for similar testing and evaluation by the German armed forces.

In addition, the THeMIS UGV has been delivered to France, US and Indonesia in logistics configuration intended to provide combat support and carry supplies with an option to integrate additional kinetic or non-kinetic payloads.

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New Instructional Video from Panteao with War HOGG Tactical: Concealed Carry

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

Columbia, SC, April 3, 2020 – Panteao announces the release of a new video title with instructor Rick Hogg. Rick recently joined Panteao’s cadre of instructors.  Rick is a 29 year US Army Special Operation Combat Veteran that has taken his 13 combat deployment, both Iraq and Afghanistan, and teaching experience as a Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat instructor and harnessed them into a proven training methodology service company, War HOGG Tactical, Inc.

War HOGG Tactical, Inc. offers professional comprehensive mobile firearms, tactical and K9 training to law abiding civilians, military and law enforcement agencies through combat proven techniques and experience to improve the students skill ability. War HOGG also conducts product development and product field testing along with a verity of consulting services in the defense and firearms industry. 

“Panteao is extremely pleased to be able to work with Rick Hogg,” said Fernando Coelho, President/CEO of Panteao Productions. Fernando continued, “Rick was introduced to us by fellow instructor Pat McNamara. Rick will be covering firearm-based techniques with us that are always in demand. We will also be kicking off a whole new series of K9 videos with him. A topic Panteao has been wanting to expand into for years.”

Rick Hogg said, “It is great to be working with Panteao Productions to share my firearms and real-world experience with the shooting community. Hopefully this video will help shooters improve their marksmanship skills and develop a solid dry and live fire training plan. Just remember nothing replaces actual hands on firearms instruction.”

The first video to be introduced with Rick is Concealed Carry. Rick walks you through the training plan & fundamentals, eye dominance, loading and reloads, the draw, one handed shooting, multiple targets, concealed carry considerations, off body carry, concealed carry in a vehicle, dry fire, training drills, shooting under physical duress, and much more. Whether you are new to concealed carry or have been doing it for years, this video is worth watching.

Panteao greatly appreciates the support of the sponsors that help make this video happen: Archon, Standard Holster, Archon Ammunition, Aimpoint, Brute Force, Benchmade, and Grizzly Targets.

Make Ready with War HOGG Tactical: Concealed Carry is now available streaming for Panteao subscribers. It can be watched online via a PC or Mac, on a smartphone or tablet using the Panteao Make Ready Android and iTunes apps, or on television with the Panteao Make Ready channel on Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV. For more information on how to stream the Panteao videos, visit:

The video will also be available shortly on DVD and Digital Download formats. For more information on this title, visit Panteao at:

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CONTROP Announces the Appointment of Guy Oren as its New VP for International Marketing & Sales

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Hod Hasharon, Israel, 1 April 2020 … CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd. – a company specializing in the field of Electro-Optics and InfraRed (EO/IR) defense and homeland security solutions, announced today the appointment of its current VP Business Operations – North America, Mr. Guy Oren, to be the company’s new Vice President for International Marketing & Sales.

“Mr. Oren receives a successful, constantly growing company, with exceptional technology and a leading position in its field of expertise”, says Mr. Hagai Azani, CONTROP’s CEO. “I am confident that he will further expand the company’s already significant global spread and will successfully take it to higher achievements”. 

Mr. Oren brings with him a rich experience in business and strategy development, in marketing & sales and in multi-disciplinary programs’ management and operations, as well as a deep understanding of the EO and IR markets, in which he’s been operating for over a decade.

Mr. Oren served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in the Special Forces, where he held various operational and commanding roles. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and has graduated from a special program at the Israeli Technion.  

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Shell Shock Technologies Signs Jon Eichten as Newest Sponsored Shooter

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Shell Shock Technologies will be supplying Eichten with its NAS3 cases for his competitions during 2020.

Westport, Conn. (March 2020) – Shell Shock Technologies, LLC., an early-stage technology, and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry, is pleased to announce it has signed Jon Eichten as its newest sponsored shooter. Shell Shock Technologies will be supplying Eichten with its NAS3 cases for his competitions in 2020.

“I feel that Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 cases will become the standard for competitive shooting, especially for Open Major shooters. My goal as one of its newest sponsored shooters is to help grow the brand and spread the word about the great benefits of its NAS3 cases,” commented Eichten.

Eichten began shooting IDPA in 2016 and USPSA in 2017. With a goal to make the next World Shoot Team and place within the Top 20 at Nationals in 2020, Eichten has dedicated himself to the sport of competitive shooting. He can be seen competing next at the 2020 Low Country Battle at the Beach, to be held at the Low Country Preserve in Tabor City, North Carolina, from April 23 – 25, 2020. 

About Shell Shock Technologies NAS3 Cases:

NAS3 9mm cases are 50 percent lighter than brass cases, offer greater lubricity and will not abrade, clog, foul, wear-out or damage breach and ejector mechanisms. The cases offer greater corrosion resistance, tensile strength (2x stronger) and elasticity than brass. NAS3 cases will not split, chip, crack or grow (stretch) and are fully reloadable (using S3 Reload dies) and can be reloaded many more times than brass cases. NAS3 cases have been tested successfully by customers to pressures over 70k psi. NAS3 cases can be picked up with a magnet. The head can be colored for branding purposes and easy load identification.

NAS3 is “Best in Class” for maintaining consistent velocity between rounds. In an independent test performed by H.P. White Laboratory (a major munitions testing facility), rounds fired using NAS3 cases achieved a velocity standard deviation of 0.093 FPS (124-grain FMJ bullet, 4.2 grains Titegroup powder, 10 rounds, extreme variation 3fps).

To learn more about Shell Shock’s revolutionary technology, visit

Tyrant Designs CNC NEW Glock Extended Slide Release

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (03/30/2020) – Tyrant Designs CNC, LLC is proud to debut our Glock Extended Slide Release for Pre Sale! Introducing the first ever Glock Extended Slide Release to be CNC Machined! Made from 6061 Aluminum and hardcoat anodized our drop in replacement Glock slide stop is the perfect upgrade for you pistol.

Our Glock extended slide release adds surface area and a raised texture that greatly improves usability for all! It is the perfect upgrade for conceal carry AND competition. Never again will your thumb slip while manipulating your Glock slide release!

One of the main flaws of the Glock Factory release lever is that it offers very little surface area and/or texture. This results in the operator occasionally slipping when attempting to manipulate the lever. Our Glock slide release offers an extended AND raised surface area to ensure easy manipulation of the Glock slide. It is easy to install, functions great and looks fantastic! Currently available for pre sale is;

Models: Glock slide stop lever Option 1

For Generation: Gen 2-4

For Gun Model: 17 19 22 23 24 25 26 27 31 32 33 34 35

Caliber: 9MM, .45, .357

Available in Black, Red, Grey, Blue, Gold, or Machined Aluminum for $27.95 with a Lifetime Warranty. Now available for pre purchase with an estimated ship date of April 30th, at Stay tuned for the launch of their Gen5, as well as 42, 43, 43x/48 versions as well!

Smith Optics Supports Goggles For Docs

Friday, April 3rd, 2020


Padua/Portland, OR – April 2, 2020 – Safilo Group, a worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of eyewear, announces that its own Smith brand has joined Goggles for Docs, a movement to support local and national personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages across the US.  Smith will provide ski goggles to healthcare workers who currently have no eyewear protection while treating patients in the wake of COVID-19.

The Goggles for Docs program materialized in just a few days to support hospital need, and is based solely on volunteer support and product donation. Smith is currently sending new and used goggles to fulfill hospital requests, and will continue to promote the program, encouraging its community to volunteer and donate on the individual level.

Beginning this week, Goggles for Docs is hosting a virtual Après Ski Music Series of live-streamed sets by featured artists – including Stephen Kellogg and Pete Kilpatrick Band – where listeners can tune in and donate goggles or cash contributions that will directly purchase additional protective gear for medical staff.

For more information, to donate or volunteer, please visit


Boyds’ Hardgood Stocks Partners with Pigman

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Mitchell, S.D. – Boyds’ Hardwood Gunstocks is excited to announce their with Brian “Pigman” Quaca of Pigman: The Series of The Sportsman Channel.

“Brian Pigman Quaca is a true-blue original and a character at the core. Pigman has been using Boyds’ Hardwood Gunstocks for many years, he was a customer first we knew he was the right fit as we looked to expand our Television and Social Media presence.  Pigman entertains the masses with his unique personality and out of the box spin on traditional hunting television. Pigman is a versatile hunter and accomplished riflesmith. We are excited to see the relationship grow” says Dustin Knutson Co-Owner of Boyds’ Hardwood Gunstocks.

“As a custom gun builder for over 20 years, I relied on Boyds’ Gunstocks long before I ever had a TV show.  Boyds’ quality & pricing are unmatched in the Industry, but the real reason I’m so excited about our partnership is because of the people. Dustin & his family are the real deal. They’re genuine, hardworking and understand that folks are spending their hard-earned money for the best product available. I’m proud to be a part of their marketing efforts in remaining the #1 aftermarket stock company on the planet.” said Brian Quaca.

For more information, visit Boyds’ Hardwood Gunstocks.