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BCM Launches Video & Media Archive 

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Hartland, WI, June 20, 2017 – BCM® has launched a Media & News Archive, an online gallery featuring the Company’s photography and film productions since October 2013, when the KMR(KeyMod™ Modular Rail) was first announced.
Charting the history of BCM’s continual innovation and performance enhancing control accessories for AR15 pattern carbines, the Archive also includes the American Gunfighter online video series and interviews with founder Paul Buffoni, as well as the Gunfighter History pieces created by Larry Vickers, JD Potynsky, Kyle Defoor and Travis Haley.

The site is viewable at and accessible from the nav on the main website

Faxon Firearms Announces New Match Series Barrels

Monday, June 19th, 2017

(CINCINNATI, OH) – Faxon Firearms, incessant innovators in the firearms industry, is pleased to announce the release of Faxon’s latest series of barrels – the Match Series. The new Match Series of barrels takes Faxon’s renowned performance and value up a notch.

All Match Series barrels start as 416-R gun-barrel-quality stainless steel. Manufactured 100% in-house, the Match Series features 5R rifling for increased velocity, decreased bullet deformation, and ease of cleaning. All barrels are fully stress relieved and finally salt bath nitride coated inside and out for corrosion resistance and longevity. All Match Series barrels further feature NP3 coated extensions. The nickel-Teflon coating smooths feed ramps and its self-lubricating properties increase reliability.

The Match Series will be available across all calibers that Faxon manufactures including 300 BLK, .308 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 Grendel, and newly released .223 Wylde. All calibers feature 1/8” twist except for .308 in 1/10”. Available contours will include Faxon’s famed pencil profile, Gunner, heavy fluted, and Flame fluted barrels. Lengths will vary by caliber.

“We are thrilled to formally include .223 Wylde on our production barrels.” stated Nathanial Schueth, Director of Sales & Product Management. “The .223 Wylde chamber takes advantage of the Match Series’ 5R rifling, 416-R Stainless Steel, and NP3 extension to enhance accuracy while staying compatible with both .223 Remington and 5.56 NATO charged loads.”

Faxon’s various stainless-steel barrels will all be upgraded to the Match Series of barrels over the next few months. Retail pricing for the barrels starts at $179 up to $409, depending on length, caliber, and profile. Launch profiles include 16” Gunner, 18” & 20” Heavy Fluted, and 20” Flame Fluted, all in .223 Wylde.

Additional information can be found at the Match Series dedicated website at

Much anticipated — New Rex Zero 1 Tactical

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

June 16th, 2017

LAS VEGAS, NV – Now available, the Rex Zero 1T (Tactical model) in two colors, Black and Flat Dark Earth. Features a threaded barrel (with protector) 1.5×28, 20+ round capacity magazine (ships with 2), and ROR (Rex Optics Ready) System.

Arex Rex Zero 1 9mm Pistol in Standard, Compact, and Tactical.

The Rex Zero 1T (REXZERO1T-01) Tactical pistol complies with strict military standards for reliability and has passed extreme temperature, hostile environment, and drop tests. Limited Lifetime Warranty for the original retail (commercial/civilian) purchaser, one year for law enforcement and military customers. Warranty and service by FIME Group LLC. Ships with (2) 20-round mags, (4) Plates for optics mounting, Hard Polymer Case, Cable Padlock, Operating Manual.

Arex Rex Zero 1 9mm Pistol in Standard, Compact, and Tactical.

Arex Rex Zero 1 9mm Pistol in Standard, Compact, and Tactical.

The Rex Zero 1T (Tactical) pistol continues the excellence in production, quality, and value that Arex of Slovenia has become known for since the introduction of the Rex Zero 1 to the US in 2016 with FIME Group, LLC as the official importer. The Tactical model has more options than ever before in the Rex Zero series of pistols, including the new ROR (Rex Optics Ready) platform. Adding on to the proven quality and craftsmanship of the basic features, the Tactical model now offers the following enhancements to increase shooter experience and customization ability.

The Rex Zero 1T (Tactical) is a 20-round, 4.9” threaded barrel 9x19mm pistol with several unique features:


  • Threaded barrel (with protector) 1.5×28
  • 20 rd. mags
  • Raised sights
  • ROR (Rex Optics Ready) – 4 plates for optics attachment
    (1) Trijicon;
    (2) C-More;
    (3) Shield/Jpoint;
    (4) Eotech/Vortex/Burris/Docter/Insight/Meopta

  • Can be operated either “cocked & locked” or safely de-cocked for DA/SA operation. External safety operates in either configuration.
  • Ambi- safety and magazine release.
  • The slide-stop also serves as the de-cocker.
  • Hard anodized T7075 aluminum frame made from solid bar stock with steel locking block insert.
  • Nitrocarburized steel slide made from solid bar stock.
  • Forward cocking serrations.
  • 1 piece cold hammer forged barrel made from solid bar stock and Nitrocarburized.
  • Loaded chamber indicator
  • Full length slide rails.
  • Picatinny railed dust cover.
  • Large trigger guard for use with gloves.
  • High profile white dot steel sights.
  • Approved for all commercial SAAMI specification +P ammunition
  • Arex

    FIME Group, LLC is a manufacturer, importer, and exporter of the finest, high-quality firearms from around the world. Founded with the mission to manufacture the finest firearms and establish long-lasting business relationships with multiple manufacturers, FIME Group, LLC seeks to provide all of the customer favorites among rifles, handguns, and shotguns.

    FIME Group, LLC.’s partnerships include:

  • Arex from Slovenia – the manufacturer of the Rex Zero 1 pistols, with a proven track record of over 20 years for manufacturing highly competitive products with premium quality and precision;
  • Molot from Russia – the manufacturer of the Vepr rifles and shotguns, one of the most rigid, toughest systems in the world;
  • Zastava Arms from Serbia – the manufacturer of the rifles based on the famous Mauser system.
  • FIME Group, LLC. is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and may be found online at

    DRI Foundation Accepting Applications For Veterans Outreach Scholarship

    Friday, June 16th, 2017

    Training for business continuity, disaster recovery careers offered to military service members

    New York – June 14 – The Disaster Recovery International (DRI) Foundation is accepting applications for an industry-first “giving-back” scholarship program to active duty or recently separated military veterans.

    “As an Air Force veteran, I know exactly what it’s like to have a lot of ambiguity about what my next career step was going to be,” said Larry Chase, Co-Chair of the DRI Foundation Veterans Outreach Program Committee. “We wanted not only to help, guide and mentor, but to create opportunities for veterans as they come out of military service and into the public and private sectors.”

    Scholarships are open to recently separated and soon-to-separate military veterans and include, at no cost to qualified candidates, admission to a DRI International business continuity educational course, all course materials, qualifying examination, and all application fees. As the leading business continuity training organization worldwide, DRI has more than 15,000 certified professionals in over 100 countries.

    The current round of applications will be accepted through June 30, 2017. This will be the second group of veterans to receive scholarships from the DRI Foundation.

    “One of the major challenges is being able to take all the military experience you have and package it in a way civilians understand it,” said Florence Moss, a certified graduate of the DRI Veterans Outreach Program. “I had to rebuild my confidence as I was reintegrating. Completing my certification was a light for me. And I’m truly thankful for it. Having an international organization that validates what I’ve already accomplished shows organizations that I have those tools.”

    The DRI Foundation is incorporating the scholarship into its summer giving agenda with a Fund-A-Vet online fundraiser via Crowdrise. With the help of its donors, the goal is to reach or exceed $4,000 (the cost of a DRI course and materials) by July 4, 2017. Donors can support the fundraiser at:

    “We are delighted with the positive response to the Foundation’s Veterans Outreach Program,” said AnneMarie Staley, DRI Foundation Chair. “The resilience community recognizes the tremendous value that service members bring with them through their military experience, and we want to bring them into this career field for which they are a perfect fit, but with which they may not be familiar.”

    For additional information, visit:

    About the DRI Foundation:

    The Disaster Recovery International (DRI) Foundation’s vision is to promote ‘Resilient Communities Worldwide’. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity and recover stronger. The Foundation focuses on sustainable resilience activities over immediate relief with the goal of empowering communities to help themselves. It pursues its vision by promoting disaster risk reduction through partnership and education and aiding recovery efforts through fundraising and volunteerism.

    About DRI International:

    A recognized expert resource, DRI acts in an advisory capacity to organizations and government institutions worldwide, helping to create professional standards and promote greater resilience. DRI is a member of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction’s (UNISDR) Private Sector ARISE Initiative on disaster risk reduction, an ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization, an IRCA Approved Training Partner, and International Organization Liaison Observer to ISO/TC 292 for standardization in the field of security to enhance the safety and resilience of society.

    HM Defense Announces The AVENGER M308 Rifle

    Friday, June 16th, 2017

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    June 15, 2017

    Mt. Orab, Ohio – HM Defense announces the release of its all-new HM10 Monobloc rifle, the AVENGER M308. The AVENGER M308 was designed and developed by HM Defense in response to demand for a larger, .308 Win / 7.62 NATO model of their highly successful HM15 Monobloc rifle.

    “The AVENGER offers the same high level of innovation and capability found in our HM15 rifle now in the larger HM10 platform” said Clay Barker, General Manager at HM Defense. “We are confident that our customers will be pleased with the premium features and value of our new rifle.”

    The foundation of the AVENGER rifle is an all-new, custom HM10 billet lower receiver developed for low weight and maximum rigidity. Attached to the forged upper is HM’s exclusive Monobloc integral gas block barrel designed to minimize recoil and enable sub-MOA accuracy.

    The AVENGER M308 includes the following premium features:

  • HM Monobloc .308 Win barrel, 4150 Chromolly steel, 18” length with treaded end, 1:10 twist ratio, rifle-length gas system
  • HM 15” free float 1913 Picatinny rail with MAGPUL M-LOK mounting system
  • HM custom designed billet 7075-T6 lower receiver
  • Velocity 3 lb. AR trigger
  • Stainless steel barrel nut
  • HM custom CNC muzzle break
  • HM light weight stock
  • Custom charging handle
  • The AVENGER M308 is offered in three Cerakote finishes: Black, Midnight Tungsten (pictured) and Field Dark Earth (FDE).
  • HM Defense has set the MSRP of the AVENGER M308 at $1,895. For more information visit or contact

    About HM Defense
    HM Defense Technologies, designs, develops and produces AR rifles that feature exclusive components & patent pending technologies. The HM Defense mission is to advance AR rifle technology to its highest level. The company strives to create rifles that are more accurate, easier to maintain and dependable in extreme conditions.

    HM manufactures and machines its rifle components in-house, ensuring the closest tolerances, highest quality and maximum performance of its products. All HM Defense products are proudly made in Mt. Orab, Ohio.

    Ultimate Night Vision Company Seeks To Expand Offerings

    Friday, June 16th, 2017

    Ultimate Night Vision Company (UNV) is seeking to expand its distributorship to interested and qualified small businesses, distributors and non-competitive manufacturers.

    With industry dynamics and product designs evolving significantly, particularly that of the Electro-Optics (EO) sector, UNV is moving to expand distribution and include new key product offerings to a wider genre of users and customers.

    UNV is now distributing open-source and increasingly popular modular and scalable systems/system components in which previous options were few or non-existent in the EO community.

    For distribution/re-seller consideration the below items will be weighed:

    -Responsibility with minimum oversight.

    -Honest/forthcoming communications to customers, clients, and company.

    -Knowledge/understanding of how EO products function.

    -Financially solvent.

    -Personal interest in EO and related technologies.

    If you or your company feels this may be an opportunity to offer both consumer and military grade products such as night vision monoculars/goggles, optical interface hardware, LWIR/thermal imagers and related industry wares, please contact contact Tyler Adair @ 214.295.1043 or e-mail

    About UNV: Ultimate Night Vision stocks and distributes night vision components as well as complete systems for retail, wholesale, and government agencies. UNV also offers a nationwide night vision rental program for a wide variety of night vision and thermal imaging optics manufacturers.

    UNV offers newly released and forthcoming releases of INTENS image tubes from PHOTONIS, USA, modular night vision from DEP Technologies and critical interface components from RQE among other new products.

    Jumping In: The First Tactical Jump Bags

    Thursday, June 15th, 2017

    I saw these at SHOT Show and am very impressed. They worked with EMS professionals to introduce features not often found in soft bags.

    First Tactical is excited to announce the launch of their new EMS Jump Bags.

    The Large Jump Bag is 22” x 12” x 12” and is perfect for an ALS set up. The Medium Jump Bag is 22” x 10” x 10” and is an ideal BLS medical bag.

    First Tactical’s design team worked hand-in-hand with end users to create a bag that would work in any situation.

    A TPU molded bottom allows users to enter a situation and place their bag down without worry. The easy-clean bottom is light grey in color allowing users to take a decon wipe and quickly decontaminate their bag. The bottom is also waterproof and features oversized lugs providing flexibility based on situation: from being dragged across concrete to being set down on a wet carpet in a house with too many cats, this bag has you covered.

    Traditional bags require operators “yard sale” their equipment when looking for what they need. The Jump Bags feature a “three-quarter zip” opening that minimizes the amount of the “lid” on the ground while allowing medics to open their bag and see everything they need quickly.

    Boasting countless other features including a hook and loop interior, simple silhouette, and gurney hooks these bags will work as hard as you do. See all details here.

    Both Jump Bags are available now and come in red and hi-vis yellow. The Large Jump Bag is priced at $199.99, the Medium Jump Bag is available for $179.99. First Tactical’s complete EMS Kit collection is also available.

    Advanced Combat Solutions – Light Emitting Magazine Indicator

    Thursday, June 15th, 2017

    Advanced Combat Solutions (ACS) collaborates with Elite Tactical Systems Group (ETS) to bring you the markets first tritium enhanced clear-bodied AR15 mag!


    Fort Lauderdale, Florida June 13th, 2017- Advanced Combat Solutions, the maker of the Light Emitting Magazine Indicator (LEMI), has launched their new and flagship product, an AR15 magazine follower customized to hold a Gaseous Tritium Light Source(GTLS). The usage of tritium technology is nothing new in the firearms industry as it has been used for decades in firearm’s sights, to improve accuracy in low-light or when shooting at night. The latest innovation by ACS improves upon clear-bodied magazine technology that is seeing more and more use by the civilian population of shooters, law enforcement as well as Military use, by providing a visual means to identify quantity of ammunition remaining in a magazine.


    Advanced Combat Solutions has been working with the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group for a little over a year now to field test clear-bodied magazines,(the usage of which might see more standard issuance depending on approved requisitions.)

    “The addition of the GTLS provides added utility to the main reason an operator would choose to use a clear-bodied magazine to begin with, being able to visually see the rounds in-mag”, said Michael Ball, head of R&D @ ACS. “There are many use cases that the US Military considers beyond the magazine simply being inserted into the weapon for use. At night, magazines can and do get shared by soldiers, also the organization of partially spent mags, and a better understanding of their remaining round count can be ascertained easier and faster if a soldier can visually see the answer within the magazine.” “The technology should be considered a performance enhancement feature to existing hardware, nothing more, nothing less.”


    The following is from the technical white papers submitted to the PEO Soldier system;

    Tactical/Safety/Usability benefits to Operator:
    • Conservation of motion – in low-light/zero-light conditions
    • Visual recognition of ammunition quantity within magazine irrespective to time of day
    • Uniformity of visual check process for magazine remaining round count steps are repeatable in both day and nighttime operations
    • Operators using LEMI technology can instantly visually see indication of remaining rounds via indexing of light emissions off the spine of the magazine body
    • LEMI light emissions are directly facing the operator of the weapons platform when magazine is inserted in weapon’s lower receiver
    • LEMI has a low-light signature making it only easily viewed by operator

    Advanced Combat Solutions is primarily a firearm’s technology concept and design shop. ACS has several utility patents, method, and design patents under their belt, some in ACS name others in their holding company. ACS has two products being launched in 2017, the ICSI and LEMI both via partnerships with well-known and reputable companies in the industry. The company’s mission is to provide performance/combat enhancing & innovative product into the firearms market, and currently employs five people between its HQ in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and its workshop in Madera, California. The company’s website at contains additional information on the founders backgrounds.