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Aimpoint Celebrity Booth Appearances at the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Manassas, VA – April 26, 2017 – Aimpoint, the originator and worldwide leader in reflex sight technology, is proud to announce five celebrity guest appearances in their booth at the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Atlanta, GA, April 28-30.

Aimpoint sights have been chosen by hunters, sport shooters, and professional end-users for over 40 years. This wide spectrum is represented with this year’s guest appearances in the Aimpoint booth #1410 at the NRA Annual Meetings. Returning to the Aimpoint booth are Craig Boddington, renowned hunter, conservationist, and author whose hunting experience spans the globe and Larry Vickers, retired US Army 1st SFOD- Delta combat veteran who now travels the nation as a combat marksmanship instructor and industry consultant. Celebrities joining Aimpoint this year for the first time are John “Tig” Tiegen, Tatiana Whitlock, and Chris Parrish.

Co-Author of 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi, John “Tig” Tiegen is prominently known for his heroism and bravery during the US Embassy attack in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. He was the most experienced Annex Security Team member for CIA’s GRS and played an essential part of the rapid response to the terrorist attack when Islamic militants attacked the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

Tatiana Whitlock is a nationally recognized firearms instructor, martial arts practitioner, and subject matter expert writer for many firearms related publications. Tatiana has a powerful presence and influential voice in the firearms education and defensive training industry. Mother of two, she is a proud member of the NRA and is a featured instructor on NRATV’s NRA Women, Tips & Tactics, and NRA New Energy, as well as Trigger Time TV and Panteao Productions.

Chris Parrish, outdoor personality and World Champion competitive caller, will provide turkey call tips and techniques as well as hunting strategies during four 30-minute sessions at the Aimpoint booth. Parrish is also the engineer behind legendary Knight & Hale game calls and will give away call packages each day.

www.aimpoint.com

BLACKHAWK! Launches New Fall Apparel Line at 2017 National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and Exhibits 

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Overland Park, KS – April 24, 2017 – BLACKHAWK!’s commitment to quality, reliability and durability are reflected in every item it produces. That includes BLACKHAWK!’s new fall apparel line for 2017, which launches at the NRA Show on April 27 to 30. The line features eight new clothing styles, including shirts, pants and jackets— everything needed to feel comfortable and confident while performing at the highest level.

“We are excited about the extensions to the apparel line for Fall 2017 season,” said Jamie Lindberg, BLACKHAWK! Senior Manager of Apparel Merchandising. “We feel confident we have a comprehensive line that really aligns with our consumer expectations of performance and quality, as well as brings a modern design aesthetic to the market.”

The line includes a distinctive “perfect” shirt collection. The Purpose Shirt, Precision Shirt and Verity Shirt were all developed off of consumer insights on what makes a shirt perfect for concealed carry. The Purpose Shirt features Tac Flow 2.0 fabric, a lightweight, quick-dry fabric that is designed for continuous movement and breathability. The Precision Shirt includes a stain resistant coating to resist oil, water and stains, while the Verity Shirt features plaid fabric to reduce imprinting and breakaway snap plackets to allow for quick access. A new polo in the line called the Cool React Polo features a sweat activated technology on the interior of the fabric, which creates a cooling sensation keeping you both cool and dry.

In addition to these items, two jackets and a pair of pants will also be available. The garments are designed for operators and personnel who demand a reliable blend of function and security. The balance of the 2017 apparel line is designed to make every-day concealed carry more comfortable with well-designed features and innovative fabrics. Non-printing casual shirts and polos are designed for daily wear and to retain BLACKHAWK! functionality.

BLACKHAWK!’s steadfast dedication to quality traces back to the roots of the company, and the attention to detail shows in every stitch. That tradition continues with the 2017 apparel line. BLACKHAWK! apparel fights hard and wears easy.

BLACKHAWK!, a Vista Outdoor brand, is committed to providing the best class of tactical gear. For more information, visit www.blackhawk.com.

ATF Clarifies Ruling on Pistol Stabilizing Braces

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Newington, N.H. (April 25, 2017) – SIG SAUER, Inc. announced news of a welcomed clarification from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) on pistol stabilizing braces (PSB). The ATF’s refined position is that placing a PSB against the shoulder does not, in and of itself, necessarily alter the classification from pistol to short-barreled rifle (SBR).

In a letter dated March 21, 2017, ATF reexamines its earlier position, which stated that shouldering a PSB-equipped firearm could constitute the making of an unregistered short-barreled rifle under the National Firearms Act (NFA). ATF now states:

“With respect to stabilizing braces, ATF has concluded that attaching the brace to a handgun as a forearm brace does not ‘make’ a short-barreled firearm because … it is not intended to be and cannot comfortably be fired from the shoulder.” The letter continues: “Therefore, an NFA firearm has not necessarily been made when the device is not re-configured for use as a shoulder stock — even if the attached firearm happens to be fired from the shoulder.”

The following passage from the letter acknowledges the confusion surrounding the January 2015 “Open Letter on the Redesign of ‘Stabilizing Braces’”, and clarifies that ATF does not consider shouldering a PSB-equipped firearm, in and of itself, to render it an SBR.

“To the extent the January 2015 Open Letter implied or has been construed to hold that incidental, sporadic, or situational ‘use’ of an arm-brace (in its original approved configuration) equipped firearm from a firing position at or near the shoulder was sufficient to constitute a ‘redesign,’ such interpretations are incorrect and not consistent with ATF’s interpretation of the statute or the manner in which it has historically been enforced.”

Click here to read to read the ATF letter in its entirety.

SIG SAUER is pleased that ATF has clarified its prior position. To view the SIG SAUER selection of pistol braces and pistol-brace equipped firearms, go to sigsauer.com.

American Eagle Introduces 6.8 SPC and 6.5 Grendel Varmint & Predator Loads

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

ANOKA, Minnesota – April 17, 2017 – Federal Premium Ammunition is pleased to announce it has expanded its American Eagle Varmint & Predator lineup with new 90-grain 6.8 SPC and 6.5 Grendel loads. The loads combine accuracy, consistency, reliable performance on target and an affordable price tag to create the perfect round for the avid varmint hunter. Shipments of these new products are being delivered to dealers.

New American Eagle Varmint & Predator loads feature reloadable brass and Federal primers with a jacketed hollow point or Tipped Varmint bullet, depending on caliber. Both designs expand explosively on impact for maximum lethality. American Eagle Varmint & Predator loads are offered in 40- or 50-count bulk packs perfect for high-volume shooting.

Features & Benefits
· New 90-grain 6.8 SPC and 6.5 Grendel loads
· Consistent, accurate performance
· Explosive expansion on impact
· Consistent primers
· Reliable feeding and function
· Highly reloadable brass cases
· Bulk packs reduce in-the-field waste

Part No. / Description / MSRP
AE65GDL90VP / 6.5 Grendel 90-grain JHP – 50-count / $63.95
AE6890VP / 6.8 SPC 90-grain JHP – 50-count / $53.95

www.vistaoutdoor.com

SB Tactical Announces Reversal of ATF Open Letter on the Use of SB Tactical Pistol Stabilizing Braces

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Saint Petersburg, Fla. (April, 25, 2017) – SB Tactical™, inventors and manufacturers of the Pistol Stabilizing Brace®, is excited to announce that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) has issued SB Tactical a reversal letter containing a sensible clarification of the Bureau’s position on the lawful use of SB Tactical braces.

The new clarification of opinion letter states, “an NFA firearm has not necessarily been made when the device is not reconfigured for use as a shoulder stock – even if the attached firearm happens to be fired from the shoulder. To the extent that the January 2015 Open Letter implied or has been construed to hold that incidental, sporadic, or situational “use” of an arm-brace (in its original approved configuration) equipped firearm from a firing position at or near the shoulder was sufficient to constitute “redesign,” such interpretations are incorrect and not consistent with ATF’s interpretation of the statute or the manner in which it has historically been enforced.”

SB Tactical, along with the law offices of Mark Barnes & Associates, have worked tirelessly for more than two years to correct what they believed to be an inaccurate interpretation of “redesign,” related to the Pistol Stabilizing Brace. “It has always been our belief that the addition of our Pistol Stabilizing Brace benefits shooters, both disabled and able-bodied, and that neither strapping it to your arm nor shouldering a brace equipped pistol would constitute ‘redesign’ of a pistol to a NFA firearm”, said Alex Bosco, inventor, founder and CEO of SB Tactical. “We are strongly encouraged by the ATF’s reversal of opinion and commend their willingness to continually review policy, including their own opinions, to ensure public safety and the fulfillment of their mission.”

Both SB Tactical and Mark Barnes & Associates are proud to be at the forefront of protecting and preserving the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans. Mark Barnes echoed Bosco’s praise of the ATF’s new guidance and stated that “it’s clear that the Bureau has no intention or desire to prosecute law abiding citizens using SB Tactical Pistol Stabilizing Braces. Their decision to act should be commended.”

www.sb-tactical.com

Here is a copy of the letter from the ATF.

Stabilizing Brace Letter

Barnes – Stabilizing Brace Letter – Final 3.21.17[9]

Vertx Announces Its Fusion Stretch Tactical Pants

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Tactical pants that offer all the function and performance prepared professionals demand while providing the ultimate in comfort and fit.

Cincinnati, Ohio (April 2017) – Vertx®, a leader in low-profile apparel and gear for the prepared professional, announces the release of its newest product, the Fusion Stretch Tactical Pants.

The Fusion Stretch Tactical Pants are the perfect storm of fit, function and comfort. While the Fusion Stretch Tactical Pants embrace classic Vertx features, such as the inset cargo pockets, a full gusset and articulated knees, they have been elevated with innovative features demanded by today’s prepared professionals. These features include a durable, stretch PolyCotton fabric and VaporCore™, powered by 37.5® Technology, which keeps the wearer cool when it’s hot outside and evaporates moisture instead of wicking, allowing the pants to dry 5x faster than similar pants. The pants also feature 14 unique pockets, many of which are mesh-lined, which increases breathability and reduces weight. From range day to tactical operations, the Fusion Stretch Tactical Pants provide everything needed to maximize performance and stay comfortable.

“There’s no point in having ultra-functional and high-performing tactical pants if they’re too uncomfortable to wear and don’t move with your body. That’s why we’ve designed the Fusion Stretch Tactical Pants to provide ultimate comfort, functionality and fit. Once you try these on, you’ll never want to wear anything else,” said Darrell Morrow, vice president of Vertx.


Features:
1.) Relaxed features like a side stretch waistband and a higher rise in the back to maintain proper ­fit.
2.) Articulated back yoke with two convenient utility pockets.
3.) Lower front hand pockets for easy access with or without a holster.
4.) Vertical zippered pockets above cargo pocket for added storage and ease of access when sitting.
5.) Fully gusseted crotch allows for extended comfort in virtually any position.
6.) Angled back pockets for ease of access and credential flaps to protect important items.

The Fusion Stretch Tactical Pants come in black, desert tan, khaki, navy and olive drab and will be available in a Men’s and Women’s cut. MSRP is $89.95. To learn more about Vertx, visit www.vertx.com.

See the Fusion Stretch Tactical Pants at Booth #1856 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia.

Gore Exhibiting New And Proven Fabrics, Cables And Materials For Military And Defense Applications

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

ELKTON, MD, APRIL 24, 2017 — W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) will be featuring products from GORE® Military Fabrics, GORE™ SKFYLEX™ Aerospace Materials and GORE® Cables and Materials at the 2017 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit in Nashville, TN, April, 26-28, Booth 1045.

Gore offers an extensive collection of high-performance technical solutions that incorporate the latest materials science — ePTFE (expanded polytetrafluoroethylene) — to meet the military’s complex functional needs and rigorous industry requirements. Gore products have proven themselves in the toughest military conditions, dramatically reducing program risk and ensuring the success of any mission.

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Gore will be exhibiting military apparel featuring fire-resistant (FR) innovations, including GORE® PYRAD® Fabric Technology – an advanced laminate that offers an optimal combination of thermal / flashover burn protection, environmental protection, and comfort. This unique technology self-extinguishes flames so that the fabric does not continue to burn. Also on display will be Gore’s Fire-Resistant Environmental Ensemble (FREE) line designed with a Nomex® outer layer, a durably waterproof, windproof, and breathable GORE-TEX® membrane, and a Nomex® liner. In addition, Gore will show its Intermediate Weather Outer Layer (IWOL) jacket, constructed from a MASSIF® fabric featuring GORE® FR Stretch technology in a revolutionary nylon-faced, flame resistant, water resistant laminate.

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Gore will also exhibit its portfolio of durable GORE® Cables and Materials engineered to perform reliably now and over time. Products that will be highlighted include small, lightweight high data rate cables; no-cure, durable GORE™ SKFYLEX™ Aerospace Materials; and excellent shielding materials.

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Throughout the summit, Gore will conduct live demonstrations using the Cable Installation Simulator they developed to replicate the conditions an assembly experiences while being routed during installation in an aircraft. Gore specialists will route GORE-FLIGHT™ Microwave Assemblies through the simulator and evaluate performance using GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies. The live demo schedule (Booth 1045) is as follows:

-Wednesday, April 26, 5:00 PM
-Thursday and Friday, April 27-28, 1:00 PM

For more information on GORE® Military Fabrics and GORE® Cables and Materials, visit Gore at the 2017 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit in Nashville, TN, April, 26-28, in Booth 1045. Additional details can be found at gore.com/armyaviation2017.

Breakthrough Clean to Exhibit at NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits, Atlanta, Georgia April 27-30, 2017

Monday, April 24th, 2017

April 12, 2017 – Breakthrough Clean, makers of the finest gun cleaning solvent, lubricant and gun maintenance products will be showcasing their products at the NRA annual meetings and exhibits, April 27- at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. All NRA show attendees are encouraged to stop by Breakthrough® Clean’s Booth #4930 to see Breakthrough® Clean’s complete line of products and take advantage of their NRA show special. Stop by and purchase Breakthrough Clean’s Ammo Can Cleaning Kit and get a free pair of Gargoyles sunglasses (a $160 value!). Limited supply so get to the booth quick!

Breakthrough will also be sponsoring the 3rd annual Tactical Response Party with James Yaeger. Complimentary snacks, entertainment, and free beer with be provided. Location and time are below:

Saturday, April 29 at 7 PM – 11 PM CDT

HYATT REGENCY ATLANTA
265 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Saturday April 29th at 7:00 till 11:00
Snacks, Free Beer, Pay Bar, Entertainment.

Be sure to stay tuned to Breakthrough’s facebook and instagram accounts for updates. This is a link to the official NRA Show Party page: NRA Show Party

Learn more about Breakthrough visit www.breakthroughclean.com.

TYR Tactical at NYTOA

Monday, April 24th, 2017

TYR Tactical® is proud to announce its participation in the New York Tactical Officers Association conference on April 25th-26th, Booth# 413. Get hands-on with the latest TYR Tactical®, Huron™ and Revere K9™ designs. Following our mantra, Innovate or Die®, these products continue our mission of pushing the standards of today’s tactical equipment, defining modularity and scalability and are custom made for you, The Next Generation Warrior®. If you would like to set up a meeting please contact Joey Goodloe at joey@tyrtactical.com.

SureFire to Offer Special Show Pricing on Select Products at 2017 NRA Show

Monday, April 24th, 2017

SureFire

Fountain Valley, CA—SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative— illumination tools, suppressors, and tactical products, will be offering many of its best-in-class products for sale at exclusive show specials at the 2017 NRA Show in Atlanta, Georgia, which runs April 28th through the 30th. Show attendees will have the opportunity to purchase some of their favorite SureFire products, including SureFire Wardens™, WARCOMP’s™, and Sidekicks™ . SureFire will also be displaying new products and hosting a daily sweepstakes with a chance to win a free Sidekick. Be sure to mark your calendar to stop by the SureFire booth, #3250, to see all of the company’s new products, purchase products at special show pricing, and enter to win a free Sidekick!

About SureFire—Located in Fountain Valley, California, SureFire, LLC is the leading manufacturer of suppressors, high-performance flashlights, weapon-mounted lights, and other tactical equipment for those who go in harm’s way, or anyone who demands the ultimate in quality, innovation, and performance. SureFire illumination tools are used by more SWAT teams and elite special operations forces than any other brand. SureFire is an ISO 9001:2008-certified company.

www.surefire.com