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New Instructional Video from Panteao with New Instructor Make Ready with Hilton Yam: Pistol Optics

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Columbia, SC, August 20, 2019 – Panteao announces the release of a new video title with instructor Hilton Yam. Hilton recently joined Panteao’s cadre of instructors after retiring from his career in the FBI. Hilton worked for over 21 years in the Miami Field Office, one the FBI’s largest and busiest locations. He was assigned to bank robbery, fugitives, and firearms training. He spent 19 years on SWAT and served as his team’s principal instructor for firearms, CQB, and tactics. Hilton is also the founder of 10-8 Performance, a company specializing in premium components and sights for the 1911 as well as other handguns.

The first video to be introduced with Hilton is Pistol Optics. While dot optics have been appearing on handguns since the early 90’s, it has only been recently that handgun manufacturers began offering pistols with the ability of mounting a small dot optic directly to the slide. This concept of utilizing a dot optic with a pistol that years earlier started in competitive shooting has now found a new audience among military, law enforcement, and self-defense end users. In Pistol Optics, Hilton reviews the various factory offered optics ready pistols, dot optic options, sighting in a dot optic, iron sight to red dot transitions, presentation, the draw, various live fire drills, maintenance, and more.

This video title also marks a milestone in the Make Ready instructional video series, being the 100th Make Ready instructional video filmed by Panteao Productions.

Panteao greatly appreciates the support of the sponsors that help make this video happen: Walther Arms, SIG Sauer, STI, FN America, Black Hills Ammunition, Vertx, and Unity Tactical

Make Ready with Hilton Yam: Pistol Optics Sponsors:

Make Ready with Hilton Yam: Pistol Optics 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 later this month on DVD and Digital Download formats. For more information on this title, visit Panteao at:

Colt Announces King Cobra Target Revolver

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

WEST HARTFORD, CONN., (DATE) – Colt continues to develop its re-imagined family of “snake guns” with the release of the much-anticipated King Cobra Target. Featuring a 41?4” barrel, adjustable rear sight, elevated fiber optic front sight, and custom wood medallion grips, this revolver was thoughtfully engineered to adapt the powerful .357 magnum King Cobra to the competitive range. The new King Cobra Target is available now through the Colt dealer network for $999 MSRP.

Forged from American stainless steel, the 6-round capacity, double-action revolver is the third model in the modern King Cobra series. Colt reintroduced King Cobra .357 in January 2019, followed by the King Cobra Carry in May of 2019. Colt’s snake guns continue to be popular for defense, target shooting, and with collectors.

“After releasing the King Cobra earlier this year we received a flood of requests for a 4” model with adjustable sights. Our customers are excited to bring their Colts to the range and the King Cobra Target is engineered for accurate and enjoyable shooting. The longer barrel and custom wood grips also just look fantastic,” said Justin Baldini, Director of Marketing at Colt. “We’ve precisely tweaked this revolver to get it exactly where we want it and know our customers will feel the difference.”

Customers can visit to purchase the King Cobra Target and find their local stocking dealer.

AeroVironment Receives $45 Million Raven B Unmanned Aircraft Systems Contract Award for U.S. Army Security Force Assistance Brigades

Monday, August 19th, 2019

• Contract award funded by U.S. Government fiscal year 2019 appropriations

• Raven systems support U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Special Operations Command, National Guard and more than 25 defense forces around the globe

• Raven lightweight small unmanned aircraft system is designed for rapid deployment to deliver real-time tactical situational awareness

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 19, 2019 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both defense and commercial applications, today announced it received a firm fixed-price contract award on July 25, 2019 valued at $45,190,881 for RQ-11B Raven® small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and initial spares packages. AeroVironment received the contract award from the United States Army for its Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFAB). Delivery is anticipated by January 2020.

The SFAB are specialized units with the core mission to conduct training, advising, assisting, enabling and accompanying operations with allied and partner nations.

“Raven is the most widely deployed small unmanned aircraft system in the United States Department of Defense’s fleet,” said Rick Pedigo, vice president, sales and business development for AeroVironment. “Our family of small unmanned aircraft systems supports all U.S. military services and more than 45 allied nations.  Every day, AeroVironment small UAS provide the actionable intelligence our customers need to proceed with certainty.”

In a report published by the United States Army on July 24, 2019, Sgt. Jordan Aguiar, a cavalry scout assigned to Alpha Troop of the 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment, said the Raven is more agile and less detectable than larger and more costly unmanned aircraft.  Soldiers use it to conduct battlefield reconnaissance and provide their units with a greater level of security.  Sgt. Foluke Marsh added, “If you need to have eyes on a target, or eyes on a convoy to make sure everything is safe, it’s good to send out the Raven instead of risking someone getting hurt or killed.”

(Photo: TSgt John Winn)

AeroVironment RQ-11B Raven Small Unmanned Aircraft System designed for land-based operations (Photo: AeroVironment)

AeroVironment’s Raven is a fully man-portable, hand-launched small unmanned aircraft system designed for land-based operations. First adopted by the U.S. Army in 2005, Raven is now used by more than 25 countries across the globe. Weighing just over four pounds, with a wingspan of 4.5 feet and with a flying range of 10 kilometers, it is the most prolific small unmanned aircraft system deployed across the U.S. Department of Defense.  The Raven system provides operators with real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, delivering color or infrared video and still imagery to its operator via a hand-held ground control unit and to remote viewing stations, and uses a GPS system for pre-programmed or manual navigation.

TNVC Announces New Lifetime Warranty on All TNV and NGI Branded Night Vision Devices

Monday, August 19th, 2019

August 15, 2019

Tactical Night Vision Company, Redlands, CA –

At TNVC, we understand that your life may depend on our products, so we build products that you can depend on for life.

TNVC has long been an industry leader in Night Vision and Visual Augmentation Systems (VAS) technologies with our flagship TNV-branded Night Vision Devices (NVD), providing high quality finished goods to military, law enforcement, and civilian enthusiasts alike.

TNVC, along with our sister company, Night Goggles, Inc., geared towards civilian hunting and outdoor adventure enthusiasts have already boasted one of the best warranties in the industry with our TNV and NGI branded NVDs, assembled from the highest quality components and tested in-house by our experienced techs, allowing us to maintain the highest standards for quality control and quality assurance.

We are therefore proud to announce that due to our overwhelming confidence in our products and workmanship that we will now be instituting a full, transferable, limited lifetime warranty on all of our TNV and NGI Night Vision Devices, including the TNV/PVS-14, TNV/RNVG, TNV/Sentinel, TNV/MOD-3B, TNV/DTNVG, and NGI/PVS-14 units.

From Victor DiCosola, TNVC’s President & CEO:

It has long been established our TNV night vision builds are the best the industry has to offer.  It was an easy decision to give our valued customers who spend a good amount of money with us, peace of mind for a lifetime of use. TNVC will continue to listen to our customers’ needs and ensure their requirements are always met. Thank you for your continued confidence in our products in which many of our brave men and women in uniform across America have also come to trust for their mission needs.

This new Lifetime Warranty will be fully transferable from owner to owner of each device, ensuring that all users can remain confident in their equipment, whether purchased directly, from a dealer/distributor, or even on the second-hand market, allowing TNVC and NGI products to retain their value even after resale.

This new, limited lifetime warranty will cover the system housing for the life of the product as long as the components are still in production, as well a 10 year warranty on image intensifier tubes. And just because you bought your device yesterday, last month, or even last year, doesn’t mean you’re missing out! The new warranty will be retroactive to all devices assembled after 31 December 2017.

Full text of the warranty below:

TNVC & Night Goggles, Inc. Limited Lifetime Warranty

TNVC, Inc. and Night Goggles, Inc. warrants this product for the lifetime of the product and guarantees this product to be free from manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use, and transferable by the owner assuming that the product otherwise still falls within the scope of this warranty.  In the event that a defect covered by this warranty occurs TNVC, Inc. or Night Goggles, Inc., at its discretion, will either repair or replace the product.  Such action on the part of TNVC, Inc. or Night Goggles, Inc. shall be the full extent of the company’s liability, and the customer’s sole and exclusive remedy. This warranty applies to all TNV and NGI-branded Night Vision Device housing systems, and furthermore warrants that all Image Intensifier Tubes will be free from manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for a period of 10 years after the original date of purchase. This warranty does not cover:


Products that were used in other than normal and customary manner.

Products that were misused.

Products that were altered, modified, or repaired by the customer or a party other than TNVC, Inc.

Products that were discontinued by the manufacturer and either parts or replacement units are not available due to reasons beyond the control of TNVC, Inc.

Damage, defects, or failures resulting from use that would be construed by any reasonable person as normal and expected “wear and tear.”


TNVC, Inc. shall not be responsible for any defects or damage that in the company’s opinion, resulted from the mishandling, abuse, misuse, improper storage, or improper operation, including use in conjunction with equipment which is electrically or mechanically incompatible with or of inferior quality to the product, as well as failure to maintain the environmental conditions specified by the manufacturer.  This includes using rechargeable batteries, storing the product with batteries installed, or battery compartment corrosion due to faulty battery. Warranty claims falling outside of the scope of these written warranty terms may incur repair, labor, and shipping fees charged to the customer.

Customer is hereby notified that operation of the equipment during daylight or under excessive light conditions may permanently damage the image intensifier tube.  While all TNV and NGI systems are auto-gated, they are not able to withstand exposure to constant light including, but not limited to, light sources, weapon sights, laser radiation.  Auto-gated Image Intensifier Tubes are designed to stand up to nighttime battlefield light conditions, but prolonged exposure to any light source will still cause damage.

No other warranties except for this one apply to this product, including, but not limited to written, oral, statutory, expressed or implied, including any implied warranty or merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, shall apply to this product.

Samson Manufacturing Now Offering Bolt-On Optic Mounts and Select M-LOK and KeyMod Accessories in Tactical Gray and Coyote Tan Cerakote Finish

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Keene, NH — Samson is now offering their Bolt-On Optic Mounts and many M-LOK® and KeyMod accessories in Tactical Gray (H-227) or Coyote Tan (H-170) Cerakote® finish. For a limited time, you can get the advantages of these Cerakote finished products at no additional charge!

Visit the Samson website to place your order TODAY!

And remember to check out the incredible deals on the Samson Clearance page.

Mission Spec Releases the Gibborim Plate Carrier

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Mission Spec (KS) has released the Gibborim Plate Carrier™. A lightweight, high mobility carrier that is ready to accept industry standard chest rigs such as Mission Spec’s own MagRack5™ or others. 

The name of the game with the Gibborim Plate Carrier is “less”.  “This has been a multi-year development and each new prototype became more and more simple. If you need 14 magazines, then this is not the carrier for you,” says Brent Keltner of Mission Spec.  The design is meant to be as simple as possible but keep the rugged toughness and abrasion resistance of a high denier material.  1000D or 500D depending on your chosen pattern/color.

The carrier is excellent for mounted or vehicle operations.  There are no plastic buckles up top to get caught or hung up on vehicle interiors.  Shoulder strap adjustment is done on the internal areas of the rear plate bag.  This gives the user an infinite adjustment for length and angle of the shoulder straps making it possible to fit an individual with broad or sloped shoulders.

Vertical PALS on the front along with loop Velcro sets the Gibborim Plate Carrier up to work with just about any industry standard chest rig that follows the standard buckle pattern.

The ‘wings’ or cummerbund does have traditional PALS webbing for attaching iFAK-like items but is located much higher than other carriers. This was done for two reasons; 1) to keep side mounted pouches from interfering with a user’s pistol draw or other first line gear, 2) in the even a teammate must drag the user by his/her carrier the cummerbund will help pull from under the arms instead of shoving the front plate into their throat or chin.

The front (male) side buckles can be moved to any one of two positions (heights) via the elastic retention anchors.  This position impacts the ride height of the rear plate bag just like Mission Spec’s EC2™ and AC2™ plate carriers.  With this feature the user can adjust the height of the rear plate by 2”.

100% design, tested, and manufactured in the United States, the Gibborim Plate Carrier is shipping now from (free shipping to a US address or APO) or other Mission Spec Authorized Dealers.  As with most Mission Spec items, this carrier is capable of being custom modified to your unit or department needs.

USMC Selects INVISIO for Hearing Enhancement Program, First Order Received

Friday, August 16th, 2019

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) has selected INVISIO to provide a suite of hearing enhancement solutions over the coming years that will protect Marines’ hearing while increasing their situational awareness in a variety of training and combat environments. A first order of SEK 43 million has been received that will be delivered during the next 6 months.

The INVISIO systems are compatible with Marine Corps radios and the Marine Corps Enhanced Combat Helmet. The systems consist of both communications enabled versions and as well as hearing protection only. The Program Manager for Infantry Combat Equipment (PM ICE) at Marine Corps System Command is the procuring office.

The new headset systems will allow Marines to wear hearing protection, yet still provide the opportunity to communicate and understand what is going on around them. Infantry, artillery, reconnaissance and combat engineer Marines decided on INVISIO systems based on fit, form, function and comfort. PM ICE will field a suite of hearing protection systems, and Marines will get what they need based on their specific role and unit.

The headset systems are rugged and capable of operating in a wide range of environments a Marine might encounter, from cold weather to extreme heat. In the future, MCSC will release new weapon systems that could potentially cause a greater risk to Marines’ hearing. To be prepared, PM ICE wants to ensure Marines ears are protected in advance. The goal is to field a hearing system that will help Marines communicate better and increase their capabilities on the battlefield.

”We are very excited and pleased to have won the competition for the Marine Hearing Enhancement Program. We look forward to providing Marines with a suite of hearing protection and tactical communications systems combining both protection and capability”, said Ray Clarke, CEO of INVISIO Communications Inc. in the U.S.

“Winning the Marine Hearing Enhancement Program is a milestone for INVISIO and a further strengthening of our already market leading position in the U.S. We are very proud and ready to support the United States Marine Corps over the coming years”, said Lars Højga?rd Hansen, CEO of INVISIO Communications.


Friday, August 16th, 2019

Versatile Pocket Pry Bar Tool in Titanium

Prometheus Design Werx has released their new PB&J Tool for everyday carry. This versatile pocket pry bar tool is precision machined in 6AL4V titanium and features 9 defined functions. The PB&J Tool is designed to better tackle many of the daily random chores that your primary carry knife can’t handle. Think of it as your favorite folder’s EDC sidekick. 2 of the functional highlights for this tool are the built-in wire spring gate allowing easy clipping to a key ring, belt loops, pack or bag webbing and the other is their signature Universal Wrench that works on both metric and SAE hardware. As with all PDW EDC tool designs, form follows function with refined attentive details.

The PB&J Tool from Prometheus Design Werx comes in a fine matte industrial finish.


The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“There are just some daily tasks that you won’t subject your EDC folder too. As a general knife rule, you pretty much never want to use your knife blade as a pry bar. It’s a no-no for any experienced knife user. Not only is a knife blade’s heat treat hardness not suited for prying, using it as such is a quick way to a broken tip. Like our Ti Dog Tag Tool, we developed a smart Universal Wrench that works on both metric and SAE hardware. Most other pocket pry bar tools in this genre have only a few pre-determined hex sizes and far less capable. The cat’s paw detail on the pry tip works well on carton staples to small nails, carpet tacks. For our users who are EMTs, the oxygen wrench is always a good feature to have as backup. The PB&J Tool also has other useful common-standard features and is rounded out by the unique wire spring gate to easily clip to anything it can fit on, and at the heart is its make in 6AL4V titanium. This is a pocket tool developed with clear focus on purpose driven design, no-nonsense and excellent quality of make.”

The new PDW PB&J Tool is available for $79.00 via their website,