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Prometheus Design Werx – Raider Field Pant

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

New for 2018, San Francisco based specialty adventure products company Prometheus Design Werx debuts their Raider Field Pant 5050RS. Built as a rugged field pant, this style is a non-cargo design in a clean utility appearance, built for the outdoors and today’s active EDC user in mind.

A total of 11 pockets to stash and organize as little or as many EDC items as needed. The tried and true US MILSPEC 5050 NYCO ripstop fabric is durable and breathes without weighing the user down. Dedicated EDC Tool Pockets, dual no-twist custom made delta rings for keychain-carabiner clip points, 4 welt pockets and double layer articulated reinforced knees round out these pant’s features. Produced with industrial grade triple needle stitching on all major seams. Designed, cut and sewn in California, USA.

The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“We designed and created a versatile and easily worn field pant style, that would be at home in the 4×4, trail, range, workshop and to the pub. The 5050 NYCO rip stop it’s built in has been a favored fabric that our Chief Designer has used for almost 18 years now. It’s almost a perfect everyday weight in variety of conditions, breathes well and holds up in the wilderness to the street. Our feature set is becoming more familiar now to our customers and suits today’s smart, well equipped back country EDCer. Dialed more towards outdoor use than our EDC Pant, the Raider drew its inspriation from vintage military dungarees and utilities. We reimagined what something like that might look today. The horizontal hand pockets in this design clears pack, to work, to 1st line type belts. While this run is in the 5050 NYCO rip stop, we plan on offerin this same style in a few different fabrics. This pant is current the PDW Staff favorite at work and in the field.”

The Raider Field Pant 5050RS will be an evergreen seasonal style for Prometheus Design Werx. They will be available in Dark Arid Earth, Machine Mineral Gray and Dark Leaf Green.


The PDW Raider Field Pant 5050RS will be available for purchase on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 12:00 noon PST via their website, prometheusdesignwerx.com.

Arnold Defense Introduces New Air Platform-mounted Rocket Launchers to the South East Asian Defense Market at the Singapore Air Show

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Singapore, February 6, 2018: Arnold Defense, the US St Louis-based international manufacturer and supplier of 2.75-inch rocket launchers, is displaying its new, ultra-light LWL-12 2.75-inch/70mm Weapon Systems for the first time at the Singapore Air Show, Changi Exhibition Centre, February 6-11, 2018.

Arnold Defense is the world’s largest supplier of rocket launchers and the Company has manufactured more than 1.1 million 2.75-inch rocket launchers since 1961 for the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and many NATO customers and allies. The Company designs and manufactures rocket launchers that can be customized for any size, weight, capacity or form factor for platforms in the air, on the ground or at sea.

Arnold Defense’s rocket launchers are designed and built with combat-proven technology and they comply with stringent U.S. airworthiness and safety standards. The Company’s products include the new, ultra-light LWL-12 (on display on Dillon Aero stand S71) that weighs just over 60 pounds (27 kg) empty. Other core products include the 19-round M261 (on display on the flight line on a Singapore Air Force Apache helicopter ) which is commonly used by helicopters; the thermal coated 7-round LAU-68 variants and LAU-61 Digital Rocket Launcher are used by the U.S. Navy and Marines; and the 7-round LAU-131 and SUU-25 flare dispenser are used by the U.S. Air Force and worldwide.

Traditionally, 2.75-inch rocket systems have been used as an area suppression weapon, ordinarily deployed by aviation assets. The Arnold Defense team is currently developing the FLETCHER smart, laser-guided launcher system, which will be available during 2018. A special forces vehicle mounted FLETCHER prototype, unveiled at DSEI and AUSA in 2017, utilizes the advancement of laser guided rocket technology to meet the modern demands of air, land and marine-based, mounted and dismounted asymmetric warfare, for special and conventional forces.

Jim Hager, President and CEO of Arnold Defense said “Arnold Defense is exceedingly well established in the air environment with our rocket systems being used on air platforms globally, so we are very excited to have our combat-proven technology on display at the Singapore Air Show”.

“We are inherently committed to manufacturing the world’s most reliable and affordable rocket launchers. Through our innovation, integrity, dedication, technical expertise and warfighter-first focus, we continue to produce the very best rocket launchers in the world.

“Working together, we protect today’s warfighters, just as we have for the last half-century.”

See Arnold Defense’s rocket launchers on these stands, where Arnold Defense staff will be on hand to explain their systems to visitors and specific briefings/interviews can be facilitated, by appointment:
• See the Arnold Defense LWL-12 on the Dillon Aero stand S71
• Arnold Defense M261 LWL is on display on the flight line on a Singapore Air Force Apache helicopter

Shellback Tactical Announces Partnership With US Patriot Tactical

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Michael Wratten, the founder of Shellback Tactical, announces that the company has partnered with US Patriot Tactical. US Patriot Tactical will handle all global distribution of the brand and product lines.

You have known Shellback Tactical for its premium nylon products including the Banshee product line and others which will continue to expand. To meet the growing demand for Shellback Tactical products, we have expanded production capacity and invested in inventory, with over $500K in inventory available now.

This includes our Berry Compliant Banshee Rifle Plate Carriers, Banshee Elite 2.0, and the Patriot and Stealth Low Viz plate carriers. We also are in stock on our other popular accessories like the Banshee Shoulder Pads and Side Plate pouches.  All products are currently available in Multicam, Coyote, Black and Ranger Green. All of our current products are fully Berry Compliant.

Shellback Tactical will soon be offering an import product selection to include our newest product the Defender Active Shooter Kit.  This kit will include a plate carrier (that fits any 10×12 plate front and back) with two internal M4 mag pouches, quick deployment tourniquet pouch and a kit bag to store all of these items.

We are currently adding to our growing network of dealers. Shellback Tactical product will also be available through many of US Patriot Tactical’s worldwide network of forty one (41) stores and website as well as a distribution network of 25 other retailers.

If you’re going to be at SHOT Show, come by and visit us at Booth #32208. We will have some updated products, Shellback PREVAIL armor and other products on display, along with some show giveaways only available at the show.

Stay tuned to our website this year for exciting new products and updates –


New dealer inquiries are welcome by contacting mike@shellbacktactical.com

Bushnell Announces Dozens of New Optics at SHOT Show 2018

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Bushnell Introduces Tac Optics, Adds to Popular AR Optics and Elite Tactical Lines

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – January 19, 2018 – Bushnell, the industry leader in high-performance sport optics, will launch more than a dozen new optics at the 2018 SHOT Show, January 23 to 26 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The new Bushnell lineup includes a new Tac Optics line, as well as additions to the popular AR Optics and Elite Tactical riflescopes.


Tac Optics is Bushnell’s newest family of tactical riflescopes and red dots. Tac Optics riflescopes are available in four configurations, with multiple reticle options and 30mm and 1-inch diameter tubes. Tac Optics riflescopes were designed to improve the performance of every shooter, from novice to professional, and can adapt to any environment and application.

The new Tac Optics red dots feature three models. The Mini Cannon gives users four reticle options at the push of a button and delivers industry-leading battery life (more than 30,000 hours). The Lil P(rism) is one of the industry’s smallest prism sights, and the BDC reticle is ideal for carbines. The Big D(ot) is anything but small with a massive 37mm objective and FOV unrivaled in the red dot market. All three optics provide some of the brightest dots available, with market-leading battery life.

“The AR Optics line also gets new scopes and red dots,” said Bryan Parrish, product manager for tactical optics. “We have a new TRS-26 with longer battery life, a brighter, crisper dot and push-button operation. The First Strike 2.0 features longer battery life, a brighter dot and tool-less side compartment battery.”

Bushell’s AR Optics riflescopes are designed specifically for the AR platform. New models are available for nearly every popular AR caliber, including 22 LR, .223/5.56, .308, 300 Blackout and even 6.5 Creedmoor and new .224 Valkyrie. Each scope has a throwdown power change lever with two different heights, making these scopes as customizable as the rifles they share a name with.

In the competition scope game, Bushnell’s Elite Tactical line has built a reputation for extreme performance that goes far beyond the price tag. Bushnell’s DMR line of riflescopes are trusted by military, law enforcement and PRS champions – shooters who know every shot counts. The new DMR II Pro Riflescope combines that performance with ED Prime Glass. The best glass Bushnell offers, ED Prime Glass brings out rich color and the finest details, even (and especially) in low light. The DMR II Pro has all the other great features of its predecessor, and remains the only choice when precision is a requirement.

Bushnell Elite Tactical red dot also gets an upgrade. The CQTS II Red Dot is built with the quality, durability and performance that comes with the name. The Close Quarters Tactical Sight is a 30mm tube red dot and features four reticles, which can be switched with the push of a button. The 30mm tube red dot comes with a battery that can last 50,000 hours.

“Rounding out the Elite Tactical line, we’ve added the new Bushnell SMRS II and SMRS II Pro riflescopes,” said Parrish. “They are enhanced by the new CQ-BDC reticle, which is ideal for short- and mid-range scenarios. The SMRS II is black, with a folding throw lever and exposed turrets. The SMRS II Pro is built to meet the demands of the toughest users. It comes in flat dark earth, and features capped turrets and the fixed ThrowHammer throw lever for instant magnification changes.”

Attendees of the 2018 SHOT Show in Las Vegas can see the new at the Bushnell Booth #14551.

Bushnell, a Vista Outdoor brand, is one of the most recognizable and trusted names in precision hunting, tactical and recreational optics and accessories. For more information, visit www.bushnell.com.

SureFire Hosting Steve Fisher Meet & Greet and Raffle at SHOT Show

Saturday, January 20th, 2018


SureFire will be hosting a Meet & Greet with Steve Fisher of Sentinel Concepts at the SureFire booth #13968 on Thursday 1/25/2018 at 1200PM. Come by to meet Steve and ask him questions on anything firearms training. SureFire will also be doing a raffle for new products at 12:45PM. Tickets will be given out at the SureFire booth Welcome Desk between 10:00AM and 12:45PM on Thursday.

Aero Precision MFT Rifle Giveaway

Saturday, January 20th, 2018


Our January Rifle Giveaway features an M4E1 Complete Rifle in Spent Brass done by Republic Rifle. The Spent Brass coating features a Gold KG Gun Coat with a Black Cerakote overlay. This rifle was built with our M4E1 Lower Receiver, M4E1 Enhanced Upper Receiver, and Gen 2 Enhanced 15″ M-LOK Handguard, all finished in Spent Brass.

We have received amazing custom accessories for the first time from our friends over at Mission First Tactical. Included is a BATTLELINK™ Minimalist Mil-Spec Stock, ENGAGE™ AR15/M16 Pistol Grip, Standard Capacity Polymer Mag, 3 Prong Flash Hider and Polymer Front and Rear Flip-Up Sights.

Rise Armament has stepped up and provided one of their RA-434 High-Performance Triggers, giving this rifle a smooth pull with a crisp, clean release. This trigger has a retail value of $169.

Retail Value: $1299+


New Night Optics Products on Display at 2018 SHOT Show

Friday, January 19th, 2018

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – January 19, 2018 – Night Optics USA, an industry leader in the production of innovative, professional-quality night vision gear, will introduce the world’s first continuous calibration thermal riflescope at the 2018 SHOT Show – the SVTS Thermal riflescope.

Available in three models, the Night Optics SVTS couples night vision with thermal overlay, allowing users to quickly identify targets with ease. The SVTS line is also the first thermal riflescope to deliver continuous calibration, assuring users that the screen will not freeze during critical moments. In addition to this category-leading feature, the SVTS is standard with Heat Tracker. This innovative design feature identifies the next heat signature with an arrow pointing to the target outside of the visible screen. A quick-select menu, waterproof construction, and multiple reticle choices ensure fast target acquisition and accuracy in all weather conditions.

“The SVTS line offers category leading technology at unprecedented prices,” said Ben Bainter, Night Optics Product Manager. “Hunters and shooters can now access thermal riflescope technology at an MSRP of only $1,199 with our SVTS-80 Fusion model.”

The SVTS-80 Fusion, as with the other models in the lineup, features night vision with thermal overlay for quick detection using thermal while simultaneously identifying with night vision. The mid-range SVTS-320 has a Core Resolution of 320×240 and a display resolution of 640×480. The Long Range SVTS-640 has a core resolution of 640×480.

Other standard features include recoil activated recording that automatically saves 10 seconds before and 10 seconds after a shot is fired, along with Snap Back shot-sensing technology that allows the scope to automatically zoom out to reacquire targets quicker than ever before.

At the 2018 SHOT Show, Night Optics will also unveil its new BRILLIANCE powered Night Vision line.  Working with the top image intensifier tube manufacturers in the world, Night Optics improved specifications for their new BRILLIANCE line. With crisp resolution/clarity and mil-spec life expectancy, the Night Optics BRILLIANCE image intensifier tube is the perfect combination of combat proven technology and consumer demanded performance at a significant cost advantage.

Night Optics will also introduce the world’s smallest multi-function IR device—the Night Chase NC50. This device enables all levels of tactical, hunting and self-defense users a day/night solution for close to midrange target engagement. Pinpoint accuracy is made possible beyond 500 yards with a laser measuring less than 1 mrad at 100 yards. The built-in IR illuminator allows for quick, close to mid-range target identification when paired with a night vision device.

Last but not least, is Night Optics FIR-i Focusable IR Illuminator. This 600 mW illuminator boasts over 1 hour runtime from a single CR123a battery. The FIR-i is the perfect illuminator for any night op with the included Picatinny rail mount, flood to spot focus, and up to 1,000 yard capability.

Attendees of the 2018 SHOT Show in Las Vegas are encouraged to see the latest products from Night Optics at Booth #20020.

Night Optics USA is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information, visit www.nightoptics.com.

CamelBak and Primos Team Up on This Season of “TRUTH About Hunting”

Friday, January 19th, 2018

Partnership Precedes CamelBak’s Entrance into Hunt Market

FLORA, Mississippi – January 19, 2018 – Primos Hunting, a leading innovator of game calls and hunting accessories, announces CamelBak as an official partner for Primos’ award-winning “TRUTH About Hunting” television show. Upcoming episodes will feature CamelBak’s forthcoming hunting gear in the field as Will Primos, Jimmy Primos and Brad Farris chase turkeys, elk, deer, waterfowl and predators from hunting camps in Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas, to points all over North America.

“Team Primos is thrilled to be working hand-in-hand with CamelBak, who has a heritage of building high quality products,” Will Primos said. “Primos has worked closely with CamelBak to bring this legacy of hydration into great products built specifically for hunters.”

CamelBak, the originator of the hands-free hydration pack and the gold standard in reservoir technology, has designed a new line of hunting packs and drinkware specifically for hunters. CamelBak’s new hunt line will be shown for the first time at the 2018 at SHOT Show in Las Vegas beginning January 23. Attendees of the 2018 SHOT Show in Las Vegas can see the new hunt line at the CamelBak Booth #14551.

Primos TRUTH About Hunting returns for its 18th season as an Outdoor Channel fan favorite. The show airs Sunday at 9:30 p.m. EST on the Outdoor Channel.

Primos, a Vista Outdoor brand, is one of the most recognizable and trusted names in hunting calls, attractants, trail cameras and accessories. For more information, visit www.primos.com.