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Bushnell Announces AR Optics Laser Sights

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – October 16, 2017 – Bushnell, an industry leader in high-performance optical solutions, announces the addition of three high-end laser sights to its industry-leading line of AR Optics.

Bushnell’s AR Optics line is already the category leader for MSRs. New this year, AR Optics now offers laser lighting systems in the Haste, Chase and Rush. Each model is a purpose-built laser sight with advanced features and high-performance output.

“More and more MSR users are finding the benefits of laser sighting systems impossible to ignore,” said AR Optics line manager Bryan Parrish. “Our engineers worked tirelessly to advance these systems, with innovative designs purpose-built for the rifle platform. With high-output lasers and easy one-button, constant-on operation, the Haste, Chase and Rush outperform the competition and offer users a better way to make the shot.”

Waterproof, ergonomic and ready for every MSR – including AR pistols — the Bushnell AR Optics Haste is the epitome of forward-grip lasers. Available in red or green laser options, the Haste mounts under the bore, and provides a bright, continuous, long-lasting beam with the push of a single button. The waterproof construction ensures it won’t falter in bad weather.

“Keeping the laser in-line with bore is paramount to accuracy,” Parrish said. “And we were able to do that with improved ergonomics. It allows you to better grip the rifle and provide a more stable shooting platform.”

The AR Optics Chase is two sights in one. Push a button for a bright, continuous laser beam available in red or green. Flip-up the post for a physical sight. The Chase mounts over the bore, allowing for a seamless, accurate transition between multiple targets. The back-up sight is ideal for longer shots, and integration saves valuable space on the accessory rail.

“Back-up iron sights are an important part of many shooters’ MSR accessory kit,” Parrish said. “We combined the BUIS with a laser to cut weight and also increase the laser’s accuracy by aligning it with the bore.”

The AR Optics Rush is a hi-rise optics mount with built-in laser sight for close quarter environments. The integrated, offset laser saves space on the rifle. It is available in red or green, and projects a continuous, powerful beam with one push of a button. It replaces standard optics mounts, and is compatible with any optic that can be mounted on a picatinny rail.

“Like the Chase, the Rush combines two essential accessories,” Parrish said. “It takes the optics mount and makes it a dual-purpose accessory. These purpose-built products with industry-leading technology embody the AR Optics line, and they further expand the AR Optics supremacy within this key category of the firearms market.”

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/aroptics.

HM Defense Announces the HMB Bolt

Monday, October 16th, 2017

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Mt. Orab, Ohio – HM Defense announces the release of its all-new HMB Bolt, an enhanced durability bolt for M16, AR-10 and AR-15 rifles. The HMB Bolt corrects a natural weak point in existing Mil-Spec M16, AR-10 & AR-15 bolts where the cam pin hole passes through the bolt. Under extensive use, including the stress of combat, a standard Mil-Spec bolt can fail at the cam pin hole location.

The HMB Bolt by HM Defense eliminates the pass-through cam pin hole and replaces it with a cam pin socket and tapered cam pin design. This new patent-pending design eliminates the natural weak point of Mil-Spec bolts by significantly increasing the amount of metal (and strength) at the cam pin location. The result – No more broken bolts!

“The HMB Bolt design provides a substantial improvement in long-term durability over the existing Mil-Spec bolt,” said Clay Barker, General Manager at HM Defense. “Every M16 and AR rifle can benefit from our new HMB Bolt design.”

Additionally, the HMB Bolt reduces contact between cam pin and firing pin, enabling smoother operation of firing pin, bolt lugs and aft gas rings. The new cam pin socket also retains lubrication for extended operations.

The HMB Bolt is 100% compatible with Mil-Spec M16 & AR-15 BCGs and can be installed as a drop-in bolt replacement in any existing M16 or AR-15 rifle. The HMB Bolt will be standard on all HM Defense HM15 rifles and available as an HM Defense bolt replacement kit or in a complete. HMB Bolt Carrier Group starting in September 2017.

For more information on the HMBTM Bolt and other HM Defense technologies, please visit www.hmdefense.com

PROOF Research Announces Partnership With H&G Marketing

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Leading manufacturing sales team will represent and increase market share nationally for PROOF Research’s innovative carbon fiber and stainless steel barrels and rifle platforms.

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Columbia Falls, MT (October 2017) PROOF Research, the industry leader in the production of aerospace-grade carbon fiber rifle barrels, cut-rifled stainless steel rifle barrels, and lightweight hunting and military rifle systems, has chosen H&G Marketing to represent them throughout the United States.

“We are very pleased to announce this newly-formed partnership with H&G Marketing,” said Kelly Streiff, Director of Sales at PROOF Research. “Just as we at PROOF ensure our products uphold the highest standards of quality and reliability, so does the representation that H&G Marketing provides. Our companies have the same stringent core values and goals for our customers and end users. We feel we have chosen one of the leading sales organizations in the country to represent PROOF on a national basis.”

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H&G Marketing, headquartered in Big Lake, MN, is a national sales and marketing organization with over thirty-five years of experience. With over thirty-five regional representatives and managers with countless years of combined experience, H&G Marketing provides sporting goods manufacturers throughout the United States with expertise on the industry and proven marketing techniques, including in-store promotions, product training and trade show exposure.

“Our staff of trained sales and marketing professionals located throughout the country will help PROOF Research grow their brand at both the dealer and distributor levels, said Scott Dobry, Vice President of Sales at H&G Marketing. “We appreciate the opportunity to represent PROOF and look forward to a long and enhanced relationship with them.”

PROOF Research is a science-driven manufacturer of lightweight precision rifle systems and record-breaking steel barrels and carbon fiber-wrapped barrels. The company’s Advanced Composites Division develops next-generation materials to produce innovative weapon systems that lighten warfighter load while increasing durability and effectiveness.

For more information about H&G Marketing, contact Scott Dobry at sdobry@hgreps.com or visit their website: www.hgreps.com.

FightLite Industries to Exhibit at NASGW 2017

Monday, October 16th, 2017

(Melbourne, FL) October 13, 2017 – FightLite® Industries, the country’s leading manufacturer of innovative, mission & sport configurable firearms, parts and accessories announces that it will be exhibiting its products in Booth #233 at the NASGW 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo.

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) is hosting its annual event this year at the San Antonio Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dates are October 17-20, 2017 with a live-fire Range Day scheduled for October 17 at the Cedar Ridge Range in San Antonio.

“We look forward to the NASGW show each year as our main opportunity to reconnect in person with our Wholesale Distributors, Manufacturer Reps and other industry friends and partners in our distribution chain. FightLite® Industries is committed to the 2-step distribution model, which in our industry begins with the sporting goods wholesalers who in turn supply the FFL retailers that generally stock our products.” said Geoffrey Herring, President-CEO.

This year, FightLite® Industries will be exhibiting its premium grade Dual-Feed™ MCR® rifle line along with its 50-State semi-automatic SCR® sporting rifles. New products being introduced by FightLite® at this year’s NASGW event include a .300 AAC Blackout (300 BLK) offering for its tremendously successful SCR® rifle lineup and an exciting new pistol based on the SCR® receiver group that is being offered in 5.56 NATO and also in .300 AAC Blackout (300 BLK).

FightLite® Industries is a participating NASGW Range Sponsor and invites all visitors including Wholesalers, Rep Groups, Media personnel and Industry members to shoot FightLite® products during the NASGW Range Day scheduled for October 17 at the Cedar Ridge Range in San Antonio.

www.fightlite.com

U.S. Tactical Supply Adds Lancer Magazines To Their Main Product Line & GSA Schedule

Monday, October 16th, 2017

U.S. Tactical Supply is Proud to announce the addition of Lancer Systems Magazines and Weapon Components to our Main Product line & GSA Schedule GS-07F-0259N.

Lancer Advanced Warfighter Magazines are availible for immediate purchase on GSA Advanatge & Your Agency / Unit / Team can also request a GSA Quote @ ustacticalsupply.com/gsaquoterequestform E-mail @ sales@ustacticalsupply.com or conatct us the Old Fashioned way 541-928-8645.

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Lancer Systems is an Advanced Weapons & Components manufacturer that provides definitive solutions to war fighters, law enforcent officers and other serious practitioners of the art.

Lancer engineers and manufactures lightweight weapons and components, including rifles, hybrid magazines, carbon-fiber handguards, and accessories that meet the needs of today’s most discerning users.

Applying their expertise in advanced polymers and lightweight component design, Lancer has created the L5 and L7 Advanced Warfighter Magazines (AWM).

They’ve combined hardened steel feed lips with a high strength polymer body to yield a hybrid design that maximizes strength, reliability and minimizes weight.  This hybrid design is strong enough to allow the use of unfilled polymers, enabling Lancer to produce a robust, reliable and effective translucent magazine unlike any on the market.

Mission Ready Wins US Army Cold Weather Gear Award

Friday, October 13th, 2017

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – (OCTOBER 12, 2017) – Mission Ready Services Inc. (“Mission Ready” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:MRS) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract to produce next generation cold weather gear prototypes for the US Army based upon Government furnished designs under solicitation number W911QY-17-R-0041. The single fixed price contract awarded to Protect The Force (“PTF”) – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mission Ready – is for the production of approximately 130 each of an experimental cold weather jacket and trouser in approximately 6 sizes with a receipt date no later than December 1, 2017 for a winter 2017-2018 limited field user evaluation.

The US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center (“NSRDEC”) is conducting a front-end analysis under the Cold Temperature and Artic Protective System (“CTAPS”) project. CTAPS is a Soldier head to toe clothing ensemble with -65 to +45F environmental protection. The CTAPS objective shall improve the cold weather soldiers’ survivability, mobility and lethality potential in the fewest number of clothing layers with increased utility that allow soldiers to configure the clothing protection to match their activity any environment conditions from-65 to 45F.

Technical analysis to date has identified performance gaps and is now examining new technology and design improvements to quantify capability advancements over the Army’s 2000 era Generation III Extended Cold Weather Clothing System (Gen III). PTF will produce concepts and make recommendations for improved performance and/or manufacturability of the Government design as appropriate on an experimental cold weather jacket and trouser to quantify what advancements can be achieved in the Gen III Layer 5 Softshell jacket and trouser.

Jeffery Schwartz, President & CEO of Mission Ready, states, “The great minds within our Company continue to raise the bar for tech-centric, defense-related innovations. This award is a tremendous win for the Company in that it provides a highly credible medium for the Company to further prove its innovation capabilities by disrupting another critical industry, on a very high level, through the production of this next generation cold-weather technology.”

The US Government has furnished the Company with detailed technical drawings and graded patterns for the recommended jacket and trouser design as well as a list of required material components with source information, and any specific construction requirements that may not be included in commercial garment sewing practices. NSRDEC has not provided a detailed performance specification and is relying on the Company to fabricate the garments based upon its experience constructing military garments and utilizing its best commercial production and inspection practices.

Mission Ready’s Chief Technology Officer, Francisco Martinez, led the proposal phase working with the Company’s Innovations and Manufacturing team as well as key suppliers. Mr. Martinez states, “The US Army growing needs in upgrading their cold-weather uniforms is an important life saving program for our Soldiers. Participating as the sole company in this key prototyping effort is a validation point of the vision that we set for Protect The Force early in 2017, and a moment of pride for the extremely dedicated and talented team of employees in both Boston, MA and Jacksboro, TN. We look forward to working with the Army and with our suppliers in this key effort.”

The findings from this effort and other concepts from industry shall lead to a complete integrated clothing ensemble for winter 2019 field testing. The FY19 field test results shall inform the requirements and acquisition entities of CTAPS capability advancements to determine if Army full scale development and fielding will be pursued.

For more information, visit MissionReady.ca or ProtectTheForce.com.

Thyrm Launches the SwitchBack 2.0

Friday, October 13th, 2017

New Features and Refinements Based on 1000’s of Hours of Use

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Sunnyvale, CA — Thyrm introduced the SwitchBack in 2014, dramatically improving the most popular flashlights for military, law enforcement, and civilian use. Features included a pocket clip and a finger ring that provided increased flashlight retention and opened the door for new flashlight techniques.

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The SwitchBack 2.0 is the next evolution, incorporating new features and refinements based on 1000’s of hours of use by subject matter experts and customers. New features include:
• stronger pocket clip that also works with MOLLE/PALS webbing
• pocket clip position that allows for deeper carry
• optimized design to ease installation
• wider thumb rest with traction features
• small crush ribs on the lip that create a custom fit across a broader range of lights
• aluminum spacer that expands compatibility to Streamlight HL and HL-X flashlights and other manufacturers with similar designs
• finger ring that releases under heavy force/torque, but can be reset

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“We spent the last year paying close attention to our customer’s feedback, working with our experts to test dozens of prototypes. We couldn’t be happier with the new design,” said Andrew Frazier, CEO. “As with our other gear, we are proud to design and manufacture the SwitchBack 2.0 in the USA.”

The SwitchBack 2.0 is in stock and available for purchase at Thyrm.com and at authorized dealers.

Combat Flip Flops Launches Unarmed Forces Footwear Line

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

By Combat Flip Flops
{Issaquah, WA} With the mission to “Manufacture Peace Through Trade” Combat Flip Flops released the newest line of products to the offering–Shoes. What began in 2012 as a small line of flip flops grew into a product offering of American made bags, Afghan made shemaghs, and Laos made UXO jewelry–made in conflict or post conflict zones. The Unarmed Forces footwear line offers a full four season offering while satisfying those that “don’t do flip flops.”

Although you can move at a higher rate-of-speed and are more equipped to defend yourself in shoes–the tagline remains, “Bad for Running, Worse for Fighting.” Each pair sold funds a day of school for an Afghan girl through Aid Afghanistan for Education.


Manufactured in an artisan factory in Bogota, Colombia, the Unarmed Forces footwear line ranges from the $44.99 slip-on IN·TER·VAL to the $119.00 full leather TAN·GENT. Available men’s sizes 7 to 15 and women’s sizes 5 to 11. The UAF line is offered in a variety of upper and outsole colors–suiting the daily needs of the Unarmed Forces. Casual, business casual, or just straight business.

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The UAF footwear is available for pre-order now and delivers Mid-November. All pre-orders wil receive a limited edition shemagh not available for purchase as a standalone product.

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Shop UAF here: www.combatflipflops.com/collections/shoes