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Visit U.S. Tactical Supply SHOT Show in Booth # 20605

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Stop by U.S. Tactical Supply at SHOT Show in Booth # 20605 to see several new products.

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The centerpiece is the Propper 4PV IIIA Vest they recently shot to failure at a recent ODOC Range demo. It stopped over 90 Rounds of Handgun Ammunition, including 44 Magnum, 357 Magnum, .40, 9MM & 38 Special.

Speaking of Protection, The Skeleton Optics SO7 Ballistic delivers the highest level of protection combined with visual clarity available in military grade eyewear today. With ZEISS IMPACTO material lenses and a matte black Z87+ MILSPEC frame, the SO7 meets the ballistic fragmentation impact standards of MIL-PRF-32432(GL) Ballistic Fragmentation – Class 1 and the high mass & high velocity impact requirements of ANSI Z87.1-2003/2010. Also available in clear lens.

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They will also have a New Precision Quick Release Plate for the HOG Saddle Tripod Kits and a Brand new Quick Attach System for the HOG & PIG Saddle Rifle Rest that Allows you to instantly mount it to just about any Surface including ATV / UTV Racks or Tubular type structure. It will also Mount to Tables or similar Flat Surfaces with full range of motion when used in conjunction with a Ballhead.

U.S. TACTICAL SUPPLY SHOT SHOW BOOTH #20605! If you can’t make it to SHOT and have questions shoot them a quick e-mail sales@ustacticalsupply.com or call them. They still do it the old fashined way and answer the phone when you call! 541-928-8645

VLTOR releasing something awesome at SHOT Show

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

We received a note from Vltor stating, “VLTOR releasing something awesome at SHOT Show,” along with this image.

Relax, They’re Just ‘Experiments’

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

You’ve probably read that the Marine Corps is looking at replacing the M4 with the M27 IAR, which is a variant of H&K’s 416. You may have also read that the Marines are going to issue suppressors to the GCE. We’ve known about both of those small unit experiments for awhile now. Thing is, there’s no requirement, and what’s worse, no money, for either. Consequently, we didn’t post a story telling you that the Marines are evaluating a new rifle or suppressors.

Our advice? Don’t hold your breath. If one or both of those happen, it won’t be anytime soon.

Rumor Mill – Smith & Wesson M2.0 Found In Trademark Filings

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

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If you do a search on the United States Patent and Trademark Office website for Smith & Wesson, you’ll notice a series of trademark filings from this year for something called M2.0 (featuring the above logo) for various goods and services, including gun cases, airsoft, and apparel, all with ‘Published for Opposition’ dates throughout this month. Now, you may be wondering, why is this of any interest?

With the recent reveal of the Glock 17M and the subsequent rumors of the Glock GEN 5, it should come as no surprise that other firearm companies are looking at releasing updated models to their pistol lines. It looks like this is the case with Smith & Wesson, who it seems is planning on releasing their own upgraded M&P model pistol.

A source who wishes to remain anonymous told us the new pistol line is to be dubbed M2.0. M2.0 is a response to criticisms of the original M&P series pistols, and is designed with a host of features that will allow the M&P series to better compete with stock Glocks. Our source cited changes to the design, including an improved trigger and full-length guide rails, intended to increase overall functionality, reliability, and out-the-box accuracy.

We feel it’s only fair to note that although we do trust our source this is a second-hand account, and until any official news/documentation comes out this info should be treated as speculation and rumor. That being the case, in all likelihood we’ll hear more about M2.0 as SHOT 2017 draws nearer, so stay tuned for more info as it becomes available.

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Rumor Has It – Don Alexander Is Back At SureFire

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

I’m happy to say, one of the guys I look up to in industry, is back with SureFire.  Good for Don and Good for SureFire.  I look forward to catching up.

Rumor Has It Confirmed – H&K Wins CSASS

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

It’s beyond rumor at this point. According to multiple sources familiar with various aspects of the program, H&K’s entry for the Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS) program was selected earlier this week for procurement by the United States Army. Other finalists were LMT and FNH USA.

The entry, named the G28E1, was displayed at SHOT Show in H&K’s booth. Interestingly, it incorporates an OSS Suppressor.

The program for this new, compact version of a 7.62 NATO gas gun finds its beginning in 2012 but the actual solicitation wasn’t until late 2014 with the goal being “improved reliability, improved accuracy, and improved ergonomics; reduced weight and length; advanced coatings; improved optics; reduced felt recoil; enhanced suppressor performance; enhanced modular rail capabilities; an improved bipod, trigger, pistol grip, and buttstock.” Since then, the candidates have been through a down select to further trim the field to three and numerous testing regimines.

According to documents obtained by SSD, the Army has been planning events around an ‘M-110E1’, referred to as an improved version of the M-110 which is more compact and lighter weight, leading us to believe that the CSASS will adopt this nomenclature.

PEO Soldier did not respond to our request for information regarding this award. No word yet on how many the Army plans to purchase or the Basis of Issue.

Colt Is Buying LWRC! *Yawn

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Since it’s being reported elsewhere I’ll share what has been floating around for some time, Colt is supposedly buying LWRC. Nobody has any real details yet because it hasn’t actually happened…yet. So if somebody tells you they have facts, they don’t. Until the ink is dry, it’s all just a rumor.

How Did The Beretta M9 Show Up In ‘Lone Survivor?’

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

How Did The Beretta M9 Show Up In ‘Lone Survivor?’ That’s the question being asked.

At the time of Operation ‘Red Wings’ which is the subject of the hit movie ‘Lone Survivor’, SEALs were toting SIG P226s, not M9 Berettas. Hollywood prop houses have loads of different guns, including SIGs, and any recent action movie will attest to that. So how did it get there? Rumor has it that M9 manufacturer Beretta paid the movie’s producers an undisclosed sum of money (some say in the high 5 figures) to have their weapon included. In fact, Brand-in Entertainment has bragged about the Beretta’s insertion on their website. It’s just brand placement right? So much for insisting on accuracy.

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An M9 is clearly visible on the belt of Michael Murphy (Taylor Kitsch) in the opening scene and later again, when a SEAL draws his handgun while ordering one of the Chinook pilots to not turn around.