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Century Arms Announces Rebirth of the US PALM Brand

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Delray Beach, Fla. – (December 3, 2019) – Century Arms is proud to announce that US PALM is reborn! This brand built a special following by offering a quality, no nonsense, and affordable product to AK lovers all over the country. Century Arms was fortunate to step in and help a brand that they believe is a crucial part of the 2A community. It was founded and grown by Robert Anderson and Brandon Finch and now their vision has the opportunity to grow to a size that is truly as big as the personality it was created on!
The US PALM brand had a wide selection of offerings over the years but the most famous of their product lines were hands down the AK-47 magazines and grips. It is because of this fact that the first two of many items to be reoffered will of course be these two staples lines. The 30 round magazines are produced under the same technical data package as the original and will come in black and flat dark earth, all while proudly displaying the iconic waffle pattern design that US PALM has always been known for. The grips are ergonomically designed for maximum grip, control, and feel to a wide array of shooters and are offered in black, flat dark earth, and Bakelite orange. These products will come with a lifetime warranty that is reflected in the company’s slogan of “Weather Any Storm” and will have the support of a customer service team committed to being the best in the firearms industry.
“The US PALM brand was built on a set of core values that focused on quality, reliability, and affordability as a promise to their customers. Mix that in with a bit of attitude and that is what people love about US PALM. When we decided to revitalize the brand we knew that our main focus had to be to keep everything exactly how it was, just on a bigger scale” said Jason Karvois, Director of Sales for US PALM. US PALM products have now shipped to dealers and distributors across the country. For more information visit the website at WWW.USPALM.COM. The product lines will be growing rapidly to include different capacity and caliber magazines, other furniture, accessories, and much more, so stay tuned!

SIG SAUER P320-M18 Now Available

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

READY FOR DUTY

SIG SAUER is proud to introduce the long-awaited P320-M18, the civilian version of the US Military’s M18, the official sidearm of the U.S. Marine Corps. The M18 delivers the same accuracy, durability and unmatched reliability as the M17, in a compact size.


SIG SAUER Product Manager Phil Strader discusses the features and benefits of the new P320-M18.

M18 Magazines

Stock up on extra magazines for your P320-M18, Select from 17 or 21-round mags with coyote baseplates.

Ammunition

The revolutionary V-Crown family of centerfire ammunition now available in a +P military grade round. For the M17 and M18 pistols.

Under Armour Announces Second Polartec Collection

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Under Armour announces the second delivery of its “UA Trek” collection featuring Polartec fabrics. Pairing its outdoor performance heritage with current style elements for a complete head-to-toe assortment, the collection includes apparel made with Polartec® Micro technical fleece as well as Polartec® Power Fill™ insulation, each made of 100-percent post-consumer recycled content.

Inspired by workouts in outdoor environments, the products utilize premium Polartec® Micro fleece for temperature-regulation in the body of the garments, with Polartec® Power Fill™ insulation in the hoods for added warmth and weather resistance in cold conditions, enabling the modern athlete to traverse both cityscapes and the great outdoors with equal confidence.

Engineered to provide comfort throughout a wide range of conditions and activity levels, premium 100-percent recycled Polartec® Micro fleece features a lofted structure with thermal air pockets to retain warmth without inhibiting breathability. Highly durable Polartec® Micro fleece is also hydrophobic and fast drying.

100-percent recycled Polartec® Power Fill™ insulation is engineered to provide maximum warmth without weight. The insulation is made of proprietary hollow fibers that are bonded together through a process that reduces environmental impact, while simultaneously providing superior insulating performance. Polartec® Power Fill™ insulation is also hydrophobic, fast-drying and highly compressible .

For women, the collection includes full-zip jackets (with and without a hood), a full-zip mock neck, and pants. For men, the collection includes full-zip jackets, reversible snap jackets, a crew sweatshirt, a 2-in-1 tee and pants. The pieces will retail for $55-120 (USD) and release globally on UA.com and UA Brand Houses beginning December 6.

Under Armour traveled to Iceland to capture the collection’s lookbook with distance runner, soccer player and nature enthusiast Angelina Krawczyk; softball athlete, model and Venice Beach, Calif. native Cailee Grayhorse; model and family member to basketball royalty Myles O’Neal; and former track athlete, celebrity stylist, model and artist Will Breveard.

BE Meyers & Co Sells Flash Hider Patents to JP Enterprises

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

December 2, 2019 (Redmond, WA) – B.E. Meyers & Co. is proud to announce that following an agreement of sale, they have transferred the utility patents for their highly successful line of patented, expansion groove model flash hiders (ie. 249F, 249F-EU, 240F, 240F-EU, and 240F-M60) to JP Enterprises, a custom rifle manufacturer in Hugo, Minnesota.

JP Enterprises has agreed to procure all manufacturing rights to the patented flash hider technology and its unmatched signature reduction capabilities. B.E. Meyers & Co. will continue to support DoD and LE flash hider sales through a licensing agreement with JP Enterprises until June of 2020. B.E. Meyers & Co. will continue to support their 2300F .50 Cal Flash Hider, which does not fall under this agreement, for the foreseeable future. Please follow JP Rifles to see where they take this proven flash hider design, and what it evolves into.

“We are very proud of the work and innovation we have put into our flash hider line over the years,” said Matthew Meyers, CEO of B.E. Meyers & Co., “and we are excited to see it continue to live on through JP Enterprises.”

Rheinmetall Sets Three New Distance Records For Indirect Fire In South Africa

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

At a test fire event on 6 November at the Alkantpan Test Range in South Africa, Rheinmetall demonstrated its extensive expertise in the world of indirect fire. In the presence of international partners and customers, the Düsseldorf, Germany-based defence contractor proved how new technologies can be used to boost the performance of systems that are already in extensive use around the world – those which meet the NATO standards set out in the Joint Ballistics Memorandum of Understanding (JBMoU) as well as non-JBMoU systems.  During the event, three new maximum effective range records were set using various guns.  A G6 howitzer with a 52-calibre gun achieved the longest range ever attained with a conventional 155mm artillery round: 76 kilometres, while the 52-calibre gun of PzH2000 self-propelled howitzer lobbed a shell 67 kilometres. Finally, a field howitzer with a 39-calibre gun attained a range of 54 kilometres.

The following table shows the ranges achieved with various projectiles and charges.

Rheinmetall Waffe and Munition, Rheinmetall’s centre of excellence for cannon technology, showcased the self propelled howitzer PzH 2000’s main armament in action. Over the past decade, this 155mm weapons system has proven to be one of the world’s most effective conventional artillery systems, capable of attaining the high rates of fire specified in the JBMoU. Developed and manufactured by Denel Land Systems, the G6 used at the live fire event was a new version designed to attain greater ranges in line with non-JBMoU standards.

Using the celebrated Assegai V-LAP shell is an example, modular upgrades of the artillery ammunition were on show at the event. The delegations could see for themselves the marked improvement in its performance with respect both to propulsion and range when fired from 39- and 52-calibre guns. Coupled with technologies from Rheinmetall Waffe Munition and Nitrochemie, Rheinmetall Denel Munition artillery shells exceed previous maximum effective ranges when fired from any conventional 155mm artillery system currently in use.

The maximum range of over 76 km was achieved with a non-JBMoU-compliant gun. This gun served as evidence of the feasibility of a new howitzer with a range of 83 km. Working in close cooperation with the German procurement authorities, Rheinmetall plans to develop and manufacture a new 155mm gun of this type, which will feature a significantly larger chamber and a longer, 60-calibre barrel. The gun should be able to fire existing JBMoU-compliant rounds as well as new ammunition families. On the one hand, these new ammunition types will be optimized with respect to stresses occurring in the new gun, but will also be able to be fired from legacy JBMoU-compliant guns. Here, 83 kilometres serves as the benchmark, since the course correction fuse necessary for precision at these ranges reduces the attainable range by approximately ten percent. This means that the maximum effective range of 75 kilometres specified by the German procurement authorities is attainable.

Rheinmetall Norway’s 120mm Ragnarok motor system and ammunition from RDM round out the Group’s indirect fire profile. This combination lends itself especially well to multipurpose vehicle applications with a rapid-fire capability. It also enables friendly forces to quickly evade counterbattery fire.

The event’s host, the German-South African joint venture Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM), welcomed participants from several NATO nations to the event in Northern Cape province on 6 November. As RDM managing director Jan-Patrick Helmsen explains, “Our goal is to be a true partner to the military. That’s why transparent cooperation and trust are so important to us. Tube artillery can provide defensive and offensive fire support. It’s cheaper and faster than rockets or air support, can operate around the clock, and engage targets with great precision using indirect fire anywhere within its range. Of course, range has proved to be a limiting factor in recent years, giving rise to the need for increased operational reach.” During the event, Jan-Patrick Helmsen noted that RDM has already been working to extend the range of artillery shells for some time now. “We’re known for the Assegai family and our V-LAP round, the longest-range conventional artillery projectile. The combination of South African technology and German expertise has already resulted in enhanced range, effectiveness and precision. When it comes to artillery, Rheinmetall takes a totally holistic approach”, declares Helmsen.

Vertx Introduces The Ultimate Pant To Take You And Your EDC From The Day On The Job To A Night On The Town

Friday, November 29th, 2019

New Low-Vis Twill Pants Feature Four-Way Stretch Comfort and Enough Pockets to Have a Home for All Your Everyday Essentials
 

Cincinnati, Ohio – Vertx® announces the availability of the new men’s Delta 2.0 Pant, which is sure to become an instant favorite for those who need flexibility, comfort and good looks whether they are working an extended shift or spending some downtime with the family. The Prepared Professional™ can be confident in his choice of the new Delta 2.0 pants as he loads the 12 strategically-positioned and thoughtfully-designed pockets with the assorted tools and devices he’ll need for any variety of assignments. These twill pants feature the unrivaled maneuverability of four-way stretch construction, and they pair well with the full range of Vertx shirts for maximum functionality and minimum signature on the street.

“We’ve taken everybody’s favorite pant and made it better,” said Denny Bogard, GM/VP of Vertx.  “Now you have more storage than ever with 5 more hidden pockets in our Delta 2.0.  We’ve adjusted our fit to a more athletic modern cut to help you blend into your environment, while adding things like mesh pocket bags for increased air flow and breathability. If you like our original Delta Stretch pants, you’re going to love our new Delta 2.0,” said Bogard.

Critical features that any user will appreciate include the assortment of pockets designed to accommodate the gamut of gadgets and tools they deem necessary to have on hand. Two deep front pockets are constructed with breathable mesh and have an internal lanyard with keychain anchor points. Knife notches keep your blade out of the way but always at the ready. A zippered security pocket is easily accessible at the top of the front right pocket opening. Two tool pockets are located at the thigh, just left of the side seams and are ideal for lighting and writing implements.

Pickpockets will be frustrated by the two deep rear pockets with unique wallet traps built in to ensure security of ID, passport and billfold. A pair of angled rear yoke pockets provide a snug and subtle location for smart phones, as well as back-up rifle mags. Judiciously-placed mini stash pockets are located on the inside for small items you may need to keep pre-loaded for emergencies. All 8 belt loops are fitted with a concealed DropLoop™ pass-through to allow discreet carry of flexible restraints or as reinforced attachment points for lanyards or other gear.

The 9.2-ounce 98% cotton/ 2% Spandex twill is enzyme-washed for a relaxed feel and streetwise appearance from day one. All heavy-wear seams are double-stitched and the full gusseted crotch allows a wide range of movement.

The new Delta 2.0 Pant is available in three colors- Tobacco, Shock Cord and Spine Grey- in a wide range of men’s sizes.

For more information and to obtain a list of authorized Vertx® dealers, visit www.Vertx.com

XTech Tactical BLACK FRIDAY Sale and SMART LASER Release

Friday, November 29th, 2019

Chandler, AZ

November 29th, 2019

For Immediate Release:

XTech Tactical is offering 20% off sitewide using code “Blackfriday2019”. The code is good for November 29th-Dec 1st, 2019! This sale cannot be combined with any other offers.

XTECH TACTICAL RELEASES SMART LASER:

After over two years of development, XTech Tactical’s Smart Laser is fully developed and shipping!

The Smart Laser is a green laser and 185 lumen led light combo designed for full size pistols as the ultimate home defense pistol accessory. The unit features a patented Sensor Mode. Sensor Mode uses IR sensors on each side of the trigger guard to give the user the ultimate control over the unit’s activation.

The unit does not require the user’s finger to enter the trigger guard. The Smart Laser activates as the user breaks the plane below the slide. When using a two-thumbs forward grip, the user can activate the unit by lowering their off-hand thumb. This allows the user to actuate the light and laser without moving their trigger finger off the slide. Conversely, if the user identifies an immediate threat the natural action of the trigger finger going towards the trigger activates the unit.

Sensor Mode solves two major problems with alternative units on the market: disclosure of location to a threat and new trained actions under stress. When activated into Sensor Mode the unit scans for 14 consecutive hours which can be restarted or stopped by the user.

The Smart Laser also features ambidextrous manual power buttons if the user desires to use the Smart Laser in a constant on mode. The unit’s sensors come pre-programmed in sensitivity to settings that most users will find ideal. But the sensitivity of each sensor can be adjusted to the exact user preference.

The Smart Laser offers 5 different combinations of light/laser usage ranging from laser or light only to combinations featuring solid on and strobing. The unit has a memory of the user’s last selected setting.

The Smart Laser mounts onto both picatinny and Glock style rails of full-size pistols. MSRP is $179.95.

TAC SHIELD Helps Shooters Choose the Right Tactical Sling

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

November 26, 2019, Pinehurst, NC—When considering the best tactical sling for you, it’s essential to understand the basic functionality of slings and how specific features that they offer can either enhance or make your shooting situation very difficult. 

There are five basic functionality needs for the average rifle shooter when using a sling:

1. Practicality for the situation 

How will you be using your rifle? Is it for home defense? Do you shoot 3-gun? Are you in law enforcement? You may have the perfect sling in your arsenal already—a 2-point sling. The ideal staple not only for the hunt, but also for many applications is a 2-point sling—specifically a quick-adjust version like the TAC SHIELD 2-Point QD Sling with Quick Adjust. A quick-adjust sling gives you the ability to set up a steadier shooting platform, cinch your firearm tightly to your body, or sling it across your back. However, a 1-point sling like the TAC SHIELD CQB or Shock Sling could also work for you. Main difference?  Your rifle is going to hang freely, allow easy shooting on the move rather than from a platform, and a quicker transition to support side if necessary.  Consider functionality for your most-used application when choosing a sling.

2. Quick Adjustability

Whether you are heading to the urban battlefield, range, or the hunt, quick adjustability is vital. Most slings on the market are adjustable, but there will be times, on the move or aiming, that precious seconds can be lost if you are stuck adjusting your sling. A sling with a quick-adjust slider is a must when choosing your sling. The TAC SHIELD 2-point QD Sling with Quick Adjust Sling is again, a wise choice for this function.

3. Maneuverability 

Obviously, 1-point slings are pretty maneuverable, so the maneuverability consideration applies most if you prefer a 2-point sling. Ensure that the sling you choose has enough adjustability to shoot both strong side and support side and keep it at a length that allows it to work on the support side, giving you an edge for a quick transition to defend yourself.

4. Attachments

Pretty simple stuff. HK hooks work with most everything on planet Earth but can be noisy and heavier. That being said, they are the “go-to” choice for single-point slings or slings that have a double to single-point conversion capability like the TAC SHIELD Warrior Sling. QD swivel attachments are excellent because they are low-profile, quiet, and light. They allow for a sling to be quickly transferred to another QD capable rifle for people who are not interested in stocking up on slings. Heavy Duty web-loop slings are certainly the quietest and attach to all long guns easily.

5. Comfort

Not all sling applications require comfort. Running and gunning for fun is typically fast-paced and short term. Carrying long distances or durations are another story, so reach for a padded sling of some type if you plan on slinging your rifle over time. The above-mentioned Warrior Sling comes in a non-padded or padded version (can be a single- or double-point sling and has a quick-adjust slider!) and is an excellent choice for any application.

 

Finally, think about Value. Here’s the good news. You can get an awesome, American-made sling with all the bells and whistles at a reasonable price. TAC SHIELD’s products offer extensive features and benefits for a price that is more affordable than most of their American-made competitors, on purpose…to give shooters an excellent sling for any purpose at a price that they can afford. And don’t forget that they are also battle-proven by our American soldiers.