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B.E. Meyers & Co. Brings Defense Solutions For The Modern Warfighter To Warrior Expo West

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

April 13, 2018 (Redmond, WA) – B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. will be participating at the ADS Warrior Expo West on April 18 to April 19, 2018 in San Diego, CA. They will be showcasing their innovative defense solutions for the modern warfighter, including the B.E. Meyers MAWL-DA IR and visible green weapon laser and illuminator; the GLARE series of weapon mounted Hail and Warning laser systems; and the BOARS-M2 optics and accessories rail for the M2 platform. Attendees are encouraged to visit the B.E. Meyers & Co. booth (#633) to learn more about these products and to speak with the B.E. Meyers & Co. Business Development Manager, Chad Curtis. To schedule a meeting with Mr. Curtis at Warrior Expo West, please contact


The B.E. Meyers & Co. MAWL-DA (Modular Advanced Weapon Laser – Direct Action) is an IR and visible green weapon laser for aiming and illumination. Understanding the shortcomings of common laser devices in use with both military and law enforcement, B.E. Meyers & Co. built the MAWL-DA with three ideal settings (Close Range, Mid Range, and Long Range) which allow for seamless transitions in any operational environment. Engineered with B.E. Meyers’ proprietary VCSEL technology, it offers significantly improved beam quality and clarity while maintaining efficiency. The MAWL-DA was designed from the ground up to meet the needs of the modern night fighter and is currently used by Special Forces groups across the world, including the French GIGN.


B.E. Meyers and Co.’s GLARE series of weapon mounted lasers is the most advanced Ocular Interruption System available capable of providing effective Hail and Warning. Featuring B.E. Meyers & Co.’s patented SmartRange™ technology, the GLARE RECOIL, GLARE HELIOS, and LA-22/U provide immediate and recognizable visual warning from 4m to 20km and beyond while maintaining eye safe power output on target.


The BOARS-M2 is a low profile optics and accessories rail for the M2 platform. It offers quick-disconnect with true return-to-zero reattach for switching between day and night optics. The BOARS-M2’s minimal height over receiver allows for a lower end user defilade, while still featuring a pass through aperture for use with iron sights.


B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. is a family owned business that prides itself on serving the needs of the warfighter with passion, ingenuity, and innovation. They design, engineer, and manufacture optoelectronic and defense solutions for the U.S. and her allies, specifically for those who are forward in the fight, both today and into the future.

The company’s core capabilities include visible, IR, and SWIR laser systems for pointing, illuminating, and Hail and Warning. These technologies are integrated onto various platforms including: crew served weapons, individual weapons, and fixed/rotary wing aircraft.   Customers include all branches of the U.S. Military; Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies; foreign defense and security organizations; and defense contractors worldwide.

Established in 1974, B.E. Meyers & Co. is an ISO 9001:2008-certified manufacturer of optoelectronic devices. Its business offices, engineering, and manufacturing operations are located in Redmond, Washington.

TRACT Optics Announces Free Custom Turret Promotion with Riflescope Purchase

Friday, April 13th, 2018

HUMMELSTOWN, Penn. – April 12, 2018 – TRACT Optics has announced a custom turret promotion from now until Thursday, April 19, 2018. Customers will receive a free custom engraved turret (a $100 value) with the purchase of any T-Plex riflescope, including TORIC, TURION and 22 FIREriflescope models.


“Every TRACT riflescope features the ability to add a custom engraved turret to match your specific cartridge or load,” said TRACT Co-Founder Jon LaCorte. “We teamed up with Kenton Industries, the premier leader in custom turret technology, to provide highly accurate turret solutions for TRACT riflescopes. And now, during this limited-time offer, all our customers who purchase a riflescope with a T-Plex reticle can take advantage of this custom upgrade at no extra cost.”

Custom engraved turrets allow the shooter to dial in the distance for long-range high-precision shooting. Once set-up, the turrets are ready to use and easy to operate. To operate, shooters simply range-find the target and dial the turret to that distance. With all TRACT T-Plex riflescopes, which feature a second focal plane reticle, a ballistic turret will work regardless of the magnification level since the user is already using the center crosshair.

TORIC riflescope models can utilize either a Medium-Profile Turret or High-Profile Turret since each scope includes the High-Profile Turret Kit with lock and zero stop. TEKOA and TURION models can utilize the Medium-Profile Turret, or customers can purchase the accessory High-Profile Turret Kit and then use a High-Profile Turret. 22 FIRE models are available with a Low-Profile Turret.

Customers wishing to take advantage of this limited-time promotion can visit, add a T-Plex reticle riflescope to the cart and then select a custom turret. Before checkout, customers will be prompted to complete the Impact Ballistics by inputting the appropriate scope, ammo, sight settings and shooting conditions, plus the preferred turret profile and custom label inscription. More detailed instructions for redeeming the offer are available online.

To learn more about the complete TRACT product lineup, visit The website offers a comprehensive educational resource with blogs, videos and social media connections. Specific questions or inquiries can also be answered by calling 844-747-4928.

The Berlin Strike, Attleboro Knives First folding knife

Friday, April 13th, 2018


Sandpoint, Idaho, March 22, 2018 Attleboro Knives’ newest offering and their first folding knife, the Berlin Strike.  The occupied city of Berlin was the focal point, the symbol for the defense of freedom during the prolonged Cold War with the former Soviet Union.  In that city, where the major western powers met each other on a daily basis, the rigorous defense of the west was guaranteed.  We can think of no better representation to symbolize our remembrance for those brave men and women who served during the very active Cold War, than to dedicate this knife to them.


The Berlin Strike Knife is a great general carry knife, designed as an affordable high quality folder with the continuing desire to give you more than just a piece of steel, but more importantly a great knife with a great story and purpose.   A very smooth flipper with an ambidextrous clip for left or right handed carry.  The Berlin Strike has top and bottom jimping for great hand retention.  The blade is D2 steel with a hollow grind.  We provide a small waterproof case with the Berlin Strike, you choose either a utility case or a phone case.  Also provided is a Torx TM T6 Wrench.


Attleboro Knives proudly supports of the Green Beret Foundation,


For more specific information about the Berlin Strike and other available Attleboro Knives visit their web site at or contact them at

Outland Equipment’s Multi-Mission Axes

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Built for the unforgiving environments encountered by military, law enforcement and emergency response professionals, Outland’s American-made Multi-Mission Series axes are reliable tools for rescue and survival situations.


Outland Equipment Multi-Mission Axe (MMA) 1503

Mont Vernon, N.H. (April 2018) – Although axes have been used throughout history as a tool and weapon, little has changed over the millennia in its design. For today’s first responders, military and law enforcement professionals, the axe is still a primary tool for rescue, breaching and survival scenarios. Outland Equipment designs and manufactures state-of-the-art axes and knives specifically engineered to meet the critical demands of those that go in harms’ way.

“A go-to tool for responding to emergency situations,” Chris Aiston, CEO of Outland Equipment, said. “We design these tools for those who operate in harsh environments where failure means disaster. They cut, pound and pry, facilitating structure and vehicle forcible entry and egress. Whatever a first responder requires his tool to do, the MMA series is there to complete the mission and save lives.”

Outland has produced three Multi-Mission Axes (MMA) that not only perform the requirements of an axe, but also integrate other functionality including hammering, prying, cutting seatbelts, cutting sheet metal and working with hex fasteners. The MMA 1502, 1902 and 1503 are all made from a single piece of hardened S7 tool steel, a steel formulated to withstand extreme shock and impact.


Outland Equipment Multi-Mission Axe with extended handle 1902

The head of the MMA series features a 3.9 inch cutting edge with a bolt-on hammer and hex nut tool. The MMA 1502 and 1503 are 15 inches in length, a size convenient for carry and maneuvering in tight spaces. The MMA 1902 with its 19 inch length provides enhanced reach, impact force and leverage. The tail of the MMA 1502 and 1902 feature an angled pry bar, seatbelt cutter and sheet metal cutter. The MMA 1503 tail features an angled pry bar, seatbelt cutter and a hex wrench for urban and residential environments.

The handle grips are made of G10 material, a fiberglass-based epoxy resin that is not only extremely rugged but also impervious to moisture and chemicals, important factors for rescue operators. The handle has been shaped to offer the operator multiple hand positions to optimize a positive grip for the job.

All of Outland’s MMA axes are covered with a Modular Sheath that allows for easy access, quick deployment and multiple carry options. The axe is secured in the sheath using an internal latch and two BioThane® Coated Webbing straps. Carry options are endless for the operator, as the Modular Sheath accepts accessories for mounting on a belt or MOLLE gear, can be bolted to a vehicle or worn on a shoulder strap.



Back By Popular Demand!

Friday, April 13th, 2018

ZEV Technologies has opened the vault and hit the drawing board to revamp one of their more popular, but retired slides.


The result is the limited edition Enhanced Prize Fighter slide with newly introduced geometric styling and windows on top of the slide that mimic the design and side window features of its predecessor.

This truly unique slide is only being offered for Glock 17, Gen3 models in Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) finish. Each slide is numbered, with a limited run of 250 produced, ONLY 25 will be available directly through their website and the rest can be found through ZEV’s dealer network across the USA.

To purchase the Enhanced Prize Fighter, visit:

DroneShield Protects NASCAR

Friday, April 13th, 2018

DroneShield Ltd (the “Company” or “DroneShield”), a leader in the emerging industry of drone security solutions, is pleased to announce that the Fort Worth Police Department has today confirmed that DroneShield’s products were utilised by the Texas State Department of Public Safety, the Denton County Sheriff, the Fort Worth Police Department, the Texas Forest Service, and the Texas Rangers for the protection of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at the Texas Motor Speedway.

The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is the 70th season of professional stock car racing in the United States, and is a top tier global racing event with substantial security requirements. Texas Motor Speedway is located in Fort Worth, Texas, and is one of the key tracks for the NASCAR events.

Monitoring of drone activity at high profile mass events has become an important component of event management, similar to perimeter access control or participant credentialing. DroneShield’s products DroneSentinel (drone detection), DroneSentry (integrated detect and defeat) and DroneGun (drone interception) were deployed in co-ordination with the Texas State Department of Public Safety, the Denton County Sheriff, the Fort Worth Police Department, the Texas Forest Service, and the Texas Rangers to determine where drones may be operating and intercept them accordingly.

Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s Managing Director and CEO, said, “2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is a high security profile event, designated code orange by the relevant US federal government agencies. We are proud to be able to assist a high-profile event like this. Every NASCAR event is complex, and the selection of DroneShield as the sole provider of counterdrone products for the aerial protection of NASCAR is a testament to the quality and capability of our product suite.

We also believe that this is significant for DroneShield in that this is the first known live operational use of all three of our key products – DroneSentinel, DroneSentry and DroneGun – by U.S. law enforcement.”

Officer Eric Skinner of Fort Worth Police said, “We selected DroneShield’s products for drone security at the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series following extensive considerations of the effectiveness, features and costs of the various alternatives. We are grateful to DroneShield for providing our numerous attendees and us as the organizers with peace of mind in the aerial domain.”

WFEL Announces Appointment of New Managing Director

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

11 April, 2018

WFEL Ltd, a world leader in the supply of rapidly-deployable military bridging systems, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Anderton as Managing Director, succeeding Ian Wilson, who will shortly retire from the company.

Ian Anderton brings with him extensive experience of the defence industry, coupled with a strong background in operational improvement. For many years, Ian held senior management roles within BAE Systems, including Managing Director of the Munitions Division and COO roles within BAE’s Maritime Division, responsible for both submarines and warships.

Prior to his time at BAE, Ian was General Manager for Pirelli Power Cables and also spent some 12 years in a variety of leadership roles within ICI.

Ian said, “WFEL’s military bridging products have a worldwide reputation for quality and adaptability and I am delighted to be joining the organisation, which I see as a company with a tremendous heritage and with great potential for future growth. I am very much looking forward to helping the business further develop.

“I have already been impressed with the dedication, passion and depth of technical ability within the WFEL team and, together, we will focus on addressing the developing needs of our increasing worldwide customer base, to ensure we remain a world-leading supplier of military bridging equipment.”

In order to ensure a smooth transition, Ian Wilson will remain with the company until the summer. Commenting on his forthcoming retirement, Ian Wilson said, “After more than 30 years at WFEL, it is now time to hand over the reins and I am supremely confident of leaving the company in the very capable hands of Ian Anderton, who will play a vital role in driving the company forward through its next period of growth”.

Randy Garrison Named Director of Meopta USA Sport Optics

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

TAMPA, FL, April 11, 2018 – Meopta has named Randy Garrison Director of Meopta USA Sport Optics.  In this role, Garrison will lead day-to-day operations of the division including sales, marketing, advertising, product development and finance.

Garrison brings more than 23 years of experience in the sport optics business to his role.   Prior to joining Meopta, Garrison served as General Manager of Nikon Sport Optics.  He is also an avid outdoorsman and hunter.

“Randy’s in-depth knowledge of optics and extensive experience in the hunting and shooting industry make him the ideal choice to lead Meopta USA Sport Optics as we implement our aggressive new growth strategy,” said Gerald Rausnitz, CEO of Meopta. “We are extremely pleased to have him on our team.”

“Meopta is a true optical powerhouse, and I am excited and honored to join the company as they celebrate their 85th anniversary” said Garrison.  “Before accepting my position, I visited Meopta’s European headquarters where they employ 2,600 people and was impressed by the incredibly high-caliber equipment used to manufacture their optics.  They are unique in many ways from designing and manufacturing their own premium, high-performance optics – rather than outsourcing as most companies do – to the management structure of being an American-owned European brand.  Meopta is poised to significantly increase its market share here in the U.S., and they are providing me with all the tools necessary to make that happen.  This will ultimately benefit dealers and consumers alike.”