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Steinel Ammunition Salutes the Rifle that Won the War, the M1 Garand 30-06

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

The M1 Garand is an icon for the two million plus soldiers that served in WWll. Steinel Ammunition’s 30-06 M1 Garand M2 Ball ammo is designed to give your rifle back its glory days.


Twinsburg, Ohio (July 2019) – When 16 million Americans were called to serve America and over two million soldiers sent to the European or Pacific theaters during World War ll, the M1 Garand rifle was by their side. This legendary fighting platform still creates waves of nostalgia through our military veterans, military historians and firearms enthusiasts. The M1 Garand was as versatile as it was reliable, able to operate through the freezing temperatures during the Battle of the Bulge to the hot and humid Pacific Rim Islands, easy to use for a green recruit and accurate enough for a skilled sniper.

To this day, the M1 Garand continues to hold a place of honor in our collective American memories. Fans of the M1 Garand continue to participate in a number of online groups and associations from the Garand Collectors Association to the Civilian Marksmanship Program and their popular competitions including high power rifle, as-issued military rifle, vintage sniper rifle, and more.

The M1 Garand rifle was developed by John Cantius Garand while working on semi-auto rifle designs at Springfield Armory. After extensive Army testing, the Garand was adopted by the US Military. What made this the US Military’s sweetheart rifle was its simple design with a unique gas system, self-loading, accurate rapid-fire capability, and a rear peep sight that made for quick and easy acquisition of fast-moving targets. The M1 Garand was issued in the 30-06 caliber; the then military’s newest round that was a vast improvement on the former military issue 30-03. The 30-06 was a lighter weight spitzer style bullet capable of farther ranges and less felt recoil.


Steinel Ammunition’s 30-06 M1 Garand M2 Ball is a 150-grain FMJ suitable for all 30-06 chambered rifles but is especially optimized for those prized M1 Garand rifles still in operation in the field or on the range. Purchasing surplus ammunition can be risky to both the customer and the rifle and handloading special 30-06 to accommodate the age of these M1 granddaddies can take some time, tools and experience. It’s also common knowledge in the M1 Garand crowd that use of high-powered hunting loads can bend the operating rod rendering a beloved piece of history, unusable. At 2,780 FPS, Steinel’s 30-06 M1 Garand rounds ensure reliable feeding, performance, and accuracy without undue wear and tear on the family heirloom.

Steinel Ammunition’s 30-06 M1 Garand M2 Ball 150 gr FMJ ammo is loaded in new brass with a light roll crimp and comes 20 rounds in a reusable plastic case for $21.99. Order online.

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True North Concepts Releases Gripstop and Gripstop K in Olive Drab

Friday, July 12th, 2019


It’s been reported that the first recorded use of olive drab as a color name first surfaced in England during 1892. Ever since then, it has been spotted on nearly every battlefield in one shade or another. OD green might have taken a back seat to Coyote and Flat Dark Earth in recent years, but it’s hard to argue against it remaining the most popular military color of all time.


True North Concepts has released a limited run of their popular Gripstop and compact Gripstop- K Milspec anodized in classic OD, available now.

Tactical Medical Modular Carriage System Gen2 From SOTech Tactical

Friday, July 12th, 2019

For 15 years, SOTech’s Gen I medical bags have made up most of the Special Forces Medic’s 18D TacSet, and we are proud to announce that our Tactical Medical Modular Carriage System – GEN II has just received NSN approval for Army-wide issue to DOD medical personnel.

TACTICAL MEDICAL MODULAR CARRIAGE SYSTEM – GEN II is a modular medical pack system that functions across the 3 platforms of RUCK-TRUCK-HOUSE. This 2nd generation evolution of SOF medical packs incorporates a decade of wartime operator input. The result is a tailored set of modular pouches that are chosen to affix to any of these packs, harnesses, and panels. The system also supports a supply tree with the top being the box (MMCIS) which supplies/supports the hanging panel (RAMMP), and that in turn supports the large pack (MMP-L) which supports the medium pack (MMP-M) which supports the (MMP-S). The packs integrate and share the load with the medical belt/harness system (MACBS). The insert organizers and belt, pack and panel pouches fully integrate and can mount on any platform within this system. And finally, the IFAK (RFAP) is the base of the system mounting basic first aid items on all personnel on the team. This system follows the wounded soldier from the point of traumatic injury all the way through transport to the hospital.

Master collection link:

Rapid First Aid Pack, OCP

Rapid First Aid Pack Filled, OCP

Medical Assault Combat Belt System Small/Medium, OCP

Medical Assault Combat Belt System Large/Extra Large, OCP

Modular Medical Pack, Large, OCP

Modular Medical Pack, Medium, OCP MMPM-OCP

Modular Medical Pack, Small, OCP

Expanding Personal Effects Bag

Rapid Access Modular Medical Panel, Trauma



Download the catalogue PDF here:


In honor of the DLA making TMMCS available to the troops, we are offering the Modular Medical Pack – Small (also known as the Mission Go Bag) in OCP for 15% off on a limited run of the first 50 bags.  Get them while supplies last on the website!


•            DLA (NSN)

•            DAPA (Medical Prime Vendors: Cardinal Health & Owens & Minor)

•            GSA Advantage Contract GS07F5953R

•            IMPAC (Govt Credit Cards)

•            Website direct sales at

American Suppressor Association’s Cans Not Bans Membership Giveaway

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Fight for your rights by joining ASA!

ATLANTA, GA – Don’t miss out – Friday is the last day to purchase memberships or donations for the American Suppressor Association’s Cans Not Bans Membership Giveaway! Join or donate today and you could win part of more than $15,000 in prizes!

The US Senate and House have introduced bills to ban and confiscate suppressors nationwide. The fight to protect suppressor ownership in Virginia and other states has only just begun. As law-abiding citizens, we will not stand by and let our rights be trampled on. The American Suppressor Association works tirelessly to protect and enhance your freedom to own and use suppressors.

In order to win this fight, we need your help! 100% of the proceeds go towards ASA’s fight to protect and expand suppressor rights across the country.

• Daniel Defense WAVE 7.62mm Suppressor
• Six Dead Air MASK .22 Suppressors
• YHM Integrally Suppressed .22LR Rifle
• Smith & Wesson Performance Center® T/C® LRR Rifle in .243
• Rugged Radiant 7.62mm Lightweight Modular Suppressor
• SilencerCo Maxim 9 Integrally Suppressed 9mm Pistol
• Ammo-Inc. Ammunition (multiple prizes)
• Gunwerks 6ix and 8ight suppressors
• Thunderbeast Arms Co. Suppressor (winner’s choice)
• PROOF Research Barrel (winner’s choice)
• Silencer Shop will pay the $200 tax stamp on suppressor prizes!

Giveaway Details:
• 1-year ASA Membership: 1 chance to win
• 3-year ASA Membership: 3 chances to win
• Lifetime Membership: 10 chances to win
• $25 Donation: 1 chance to win
• $50 Donation: 2 chances to win
• $75 Donation: 3 chances to win
• $100 Donation: 4 chances to win
• $250 Donation: 10 chances to win

To view contest rules, visit

In order to be entered, membership and/or tickets must be purchased by Friday, July 12, 2019, at 11:59 pm EDT. As long as your membership is active as of 5:00pm EDT on Monday, July 15, 2019, the day of the drawing, you’ll automatically be entered to win. Want more chances to win? You can also purchase additional chances for $25.

Contributions or gifts to the American Suppressor Association are not tax deductible.

Armor Express Expands Leadership Team with the Additions of Lushana Offutt, Senior Vice President, Government Operations and Rick Dressler, Vice President, Federal Operations

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Dave Herbener, Founder and Former CEO of KDH Defense Systems Joins Board of Directors

CENTRAL LAKE, MI – July 11, 2019 – Armor Express, a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance protective solutions for the Domestic and Federal Law Enforcement markets, Department of Defense and First Responders, today announced two strategic hires – Lushana Offutt, Senior Vice President, Government Operations and Rick Dressler, Vice President, Federal Operations – as the Company continues to build out its leadership team.


Jim Henderson, Chief Executive Officer of Armor Express commented, “The additions of Lushana and Rick to our team are significant, especially as we grow our business with the U.S. Government and with the major contract opportunities on the horizon. Both have vast experience, knowledge and relationships across government and industry that will serve our organization and customers well. They have overseen multi-billion-dollar contracts throughout their careers and understand customer needs, which was critical in our selection process. We are excited to have Lushana and Rick onboard and look forward to working with our partners as we continue to expand our life-saving capabilities.”


The Company is pleased to welcome its new Head of Government Operations, Lushana Offutt, who brings over 20 years of defense and federal sector experience. Most recently, Ms. Offutt served as Senior Vice President, Operations at ADS Inc., a leading provider of equipment, procurement, logistics, and supply chain solutions to the Department of Defense (DoD) as well as federal, state and local agencies. She helped develop the business strategy, while overseeing all support functions including proposal development, contract administration, information technology, purchasing, inventory, and logistics. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President, Strategy, leading business development and capture management initiatives. She joined ADS in 2008 as Vice President, Program Business Development and served later as Vice President, Air Force, Army and International Sales. Earlier in her career, she held various positions with SYColeman Corporation, L3 Communications and NISH.


Also joining Armor Express as its new Vice President, Federal Operations is Rick Dressler, a seasoned professional in the Defense and Federal Law Enforcement industries. Mr. Dressler brings to the Company close to 30 years of special operations and management experience, having served in various senior roles for the U.S. Army; U.S. Air Force Reserve; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); and on Capitol Hill. Prior to joining Armor Express, his most recent roles were that of Supervisory Special Agent and Program Manager at the ATF’s headquarters in Washington D.C. He also served as a Special Agent (Lt. Col.) in the Air Force Reserve, Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI).


Ms. Offutt will be responsible for overseeing the Company’s Military, Federal and International operations, including contracts, programs, proposals, sales and business strategy, working closely with the operational teams in Eden, NC and externally with all customers. She will be based in the Company’s new headquarters in Arlington, VA, and initially spend time at the Eden, NC facility where the majority of contracts are being produced for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy Security Forces, and various Federal customers. Mr. Dressler will spearhead program and contract management, sales, sales support, and customer service for all Federal accounts and future business opportunities. He too, will be based in the Arlington, VA office.


Lushana Offutt added, “I’ve been fortunate throughout my career to have worked in such great companies that were all focused on servicing the needs of the men and women who put their lives on the line every day. I now look forward to working with the Armor Express and KDH teams to leverage the experience I’ve gained across all facets of operations, program management and sales to not only help the Company grow but help support our customers. The customer always comes first and that was a shared vision that attracted me to Armor Express. We have a great team in place, one that is expanding, and a product assortment and commitment to innovation that makes me confident in our ability to increase our share of market and deliver the best and safest products to our customers.”


Mr. Dressler added, “I’ve spent my career serving our country, in both the Military and Federal Government, and I have worn and sourced our products in the field. They are second to none and continue to evolve as new technologies come to market and as we gain insight from customers around the world. Every agency has different needs and part of my former responsibilities was harnessing the right resources and equipment to ensure Agents, Officers and Military personnel were safe. I look forward to utilizing my past experiences and relationships to improve our customer offering and service capabilities. The need for protection has never been greater and I believe we have the resources and drive to deliver exactly what our customers need.”


The Company also announced today that David Herbener, Founder and former Chief Executive Officer of KDH Defense Systems has joined the Company’s Board of Directors. This follows the most recent appointment of Sam White to the Board, a highly respected and seasoned executive from the body armor industry.

Ocean State Innovations Appoints Bryan Boulis as President

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. –- Ocean State Innovations, a leading textile solutions provider, announced the appointment of Bryan Boulis as President.

Mr. Boulis has many years of diverse textile experience. Most recently, he served as Managing Director at 1947 LLC, a textile and brand management firm. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Sales at Duro Textiles, a textile dye and finishing company, and the President of Fairhaven Textiles, a textile converting firm. Mr. Boulis is a 1979 Graduate of Stonehill College.

“We look forward to continuing our commitment to our customers and our employees by offering textile solutions and a great place to work. Bryan’s experience developing unique solutions for our customers, combined with developing talent for our team, are critical parts of our future.” said Edward Ricci, Ocean State Innovations, CEO.

Ocean State Innovations’ continued strategic growth has received enthusiastic support from Praesidian Capital, which initially invested both first lien debt and equity in B&O/OSI. “Since our initial investment, B&O/OSI has continued to provide premiere textile products and customer service,” said Jason Drattell, the founding partner of Praesidian. “We are pleased with Bryan’s appointment as President, and we anticipate continued success in the coming years as management executes on their strategic vision.”

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Black Aces Tactical Announces the Release of a $569 Side by Side Shotgun with Both Full Stock and Bear Claw Grip

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Black Aces Tactical (BAT), a veteran owned American manufacturer, is very proud to announce the release of a very special line of shotguns.  

Said Black Aces Tactical, “Black Aces Tactical has been working quietly yet diligently to bring to the waiting public a quality side by side. One of the most requested items from our valued customers and dealers was a well built side by side 12 gauge that is offered as a good price. This is why we include many features and options customers might not expect. For instance we include free of charge a small bear claw grip along with the full stock.  So the shooter can use the side by side with the full stock as normal, and then utilize the bear claw grip when he or she wants something more compact.  With the bear claw grip, the side by side is 26.5” overall length, or the length of a standard Shockwave.”

Side by Side specs are:

• 12 Gauge shotgun with chokes

• 26.5” Overall length with bear claw grip

• 18.5″ Barrel

• 35.5″ Overall Length

• Choice of Black finished Walnut or Walnut Furniture

• Choice of Black receiver or Nickel plated receiver

• 2 ¾ and 3 inch chamber

• Extractors

• Gold trigger

• Barrel Selectors

The Side by Side features the most options available in a price point weapon.  Black Aces Tactical is proving itself focused on value, quality, and affordability by offering options like a full set of chokes, gold trigger, barrel selectors, and the all important short bear claw grip as standard.  Moreover, we are offering receiver and furniture options that will suit virtually every shooter.  The Side by Side shotguns are shipping now from Black Aces Tactical.

For more information about Black Aces Tactical, contact Eric Lemoine at 407-630-9359, email, or visit

Saber Solutions LLC – AVS JPC Tubes Cummerbund Conversion Kit

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

The Tubes Cummeberbund Conversion Kit brings quick donn and doff capabilites, elimination of noise and wear from Velcro® panels, and consistent cummerbund placement to the AVS™ and JPC™ series of plate carriers.

Through the use of our conversion kit, all modifications can be completed by the end-user without the lead-time associated with a custom shop. This allows for minimum down-time and the ability for the operator to fine-tune the system to their liking with varying placement and configurations.

Additional benefits include reduced gap between cummerbund and front plate pocket for ideal pouch placement, retaining side plate pouch compatibility, and a low-profile, seamless form factor. 

Lead time of 10 to 12 weeks apply.