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Ed Brown Products Introduces Evolution Series of Custom Pistols

Monday, November 12th, 2018

PERRY, MO – Ed Brown Products, Inc. is proud to release the KC9 as the first new model in the Evolution Series of pistols.

Nearly 20 years ago the Kobra Carry took the industry by storm giving the world the first look at the Ed Brown Bobtail®, which later became the most widely copied option on the 1911. The combination of Snakeskin treatment and the Ed Brown Bobtail® are now legendary and are fully incorporated into the KC9, the first model in the Evolution Series. Completely optimized for 9mm, the KC9 is smaller, thinner, and lighter than its predecessor.  The new pistol retains the comfortable and proven 1911 controls, so there are no new muscle memories to develop.  The KC9 retains the standard 1911 grips, provided they are cut for the Ed Brown Bobtail®, which are now available virtually everywhere, and ships with the Ed Brown Exclusive Labyrinth Grips to make for a great looking package.  Some parts were completely re-designed to take advantage of modern improvements such as the new external extractor, easy-to-change front sight, smaller ledge-style rear sight, bull barrel, and a flat wire recoil spring system. The re-engineered slide has been shortened to 4″, thinned substantially for weight reduction, and includes a unique 7-top custom cut, with special front and rear serrations. A recessed slide stop completes the package, making for the perfect custom 9mm 1911.

Like all other Ed Brown 1911’s, the KC9 is hand-built from fully machined components, loaded with custom features, and backed by a written Lifetime Warranty.  What is also unique is the ground-breaking price. These pistols will be built in small, custom, identical batches, utilizing all latest in machining equipment and techniques to get every last bit of efficiency from the build process. The result is an MSRP of $1895, which is a 30% savings as compared to a one-off custom built to order.

Sales and Marketing Director John May said, “We have made it our goal to make Ed Brown the first choice in custom 1911s.  Why settle for less, when you can own the best!  This is another step to make sure that our customers have the best quality product, at the best possible price.  Just one more reason, if you have not looked at Ed Brown in a while, it is time to Look Again!”

For more information on the KC9, the Evolution Series, any of their custom 1911 handguns, or parts, please check with your local Ed Brown Products Dealer or visit www.edbrown.com .   If you would like to join the family of Ed Brown Dealers please contact them at sales@edbrown.com for all the benefits to joining the team.

B&T USA Awarded Contract To Supply US Dept of Homeland Security With The GL06 40MM Launcher For Deployment With US Customs And Border Protection

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

Tampa, FL – B&T USA, LE Division, recently won an IDIQ contract to supply US Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection Agency with B&T’s GL06 40mm Launcher. B&T will deliver 329 of their SIR (Safe Impact Round) launchers to DHS, the first US agency to adopt the GLO6.

The GL06 from B&T has been proven and deployed throughout Europe by law enforcement agencies. Ideal for border security and crowd control, the GL06 40mm Launcher uses SIR (Safe Impact Rounds). The DHS contract GL06 Launchers will be custom configured with shorter barrels and iron sights.

For more information on these products and other B&T products please visit our website www.bt-ag.ch/eng.

For information on becoming a B&T USA dealer please contact Jon Scott at B&T USA, +1 (813) 653-1200. Or email sales@bt-arms.com.

Norwegian Police Adopt SIG SAUER P320 X-Series as Standard Service Pistol

Friday, November 9th, 2018

Newington, N.H. (November 8, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the Norwegian Police have selected the SIG SAUER P320 X-Series as the standard service pistol for select agencies within their organization. The Norwegian Police is comprised of 8,000 police officers and 8,000 civilian personnel responsible for domestic law enforcement, border control, coordinating search and rescue operations, counter-terrorism, highway patrol, judicial orders, criminal investigation and prosecution.

The Norwegian Police conducted a very demanding, rigorous, and stressful testing protocol that lasted several weeks with firearms from multiple manufacturers. Testing for accuracy, speed, performance and ergonomics was conducted by select agencies within the Norwegian Police with whom the pistol would be in service with, and a third party was used for evaluating technical qualities. In all areas, the SIG SAUER P320 X-Series outperformed the competition, making it the pistol of choice for those agencies.

The P320 X-Series pistol is a modular, striker-fired pistol with a serialized trigger group available in varying grip sizes and adaptable to multiple calibers. The intuitive 3-point takedown requires no trigger pull for disassembly, and safety features include a striker safety, disconnect safety, and optional manual safety.

“We are honored to earn the confidence of the Norwegian Police through their selection of the P320 X-Series as their standard service pistol,” began Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG SAUER, Inc. “We initially developed and engineered the P320 pistol for service with the military and law enforcement agencies. Since its introduction, it has been adopted by some of the most elite military and law enforcement agencies across the globe including the U.S. Army as the M17. We are very proud to add the specialized forces of the Norwegian Police to this list of elite agencies, and we look forward to developing and expanding this partnership.”

The SIG SAUER P320 X-Series is currently being placed into service with select agencies within the Norwegian Police.

www.sigsauer.com

US Army Orders Additional M4 Carbines from Colt & FN

Friday, November 9th, 2018

The Department of Defense announced contracts for additional M4 and M4A1 Carbines from both Colt’s Manufacturing Co and FN America.

Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC, West Hartford, Connecticut, was awarded an $88,607,109 modification (P00008) to contract W15QKN-15-D-0102 for M4 and M4A1 carbines. Work will be performed in West Hartford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 25, 2020. Fiscal 2019 and 2020 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $88,607,109 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

FN America LLC, Columbia, South Carolina, was awarded an $88,607,109 modification (P00009) to contract W15QKN-15-D-0072 for M4 and M4A1 carbines. Work will be performed in Columbia, South Carolina, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 25, 2020. Fiscal 2019 and 2020 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $88,607,709 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Kimber – EVO SP

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

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Kimber has released their 2019 lineup of new products, and the headliner is their new sub-compact pistol, the EVO SP. The EVO SP is a striker-fired, metal-frame pistol, chambered for 9mm. Similar in size to the Micro 9 series, the EVO SP features a 3.16″ barrel and weighs 19 oz unloaded. The EVO SP’s trigger has a 6-7 lbs pull, and like many modern striker-fired pistols, it features a ‘leaf’ trigger safety. The EVO SP’s rearward striker indicator allows for both visual and tactile indication that the striker is cocked, and the pistol can be disassembled without pulling the trigger.

The EVO SP is being offered in four models: Custom Shop, CDP, TLE, and Two-Tone. All models come with an ambidextrous, left-or-right side swappable mag release, ledged tritium night sights, and two 7-round magazines.

www.kimberamerica.com

The Remington Model Seven Threaded Kuiu – Built for Speed, Made for Tight Spaces

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Ilion, NY –  Carry a Model Seven in the field and you’ll understand why it’s considered one of the finest dense-cover rifles in America:  lightning-fast in close quarters and superbly accurate for the long shot.

The Model Seven features the same legendary strength as the Model 700’s“three-rings-of-steel,” referring to the steel bolt face, barrel and receiver encasing the cartridge head.  The cylindrical receiver design provides a consistent bedding area in the stock.  The Model Seven has a 2 3/8” shorter overall length than the Model 700, the Model Seven is perfectly sized for small-statured shooters and dense cover hunting situations.  Picatinny scope base included.

COMPACT DESIGN FOR FAST, EASY HANDLING

www.remington.com

Franklin Armory – CA7

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Minden, NV, November 6, 2018– Franklin Armory® receives California Department of Justice approval on the New CA7TM Pistol.

Franklin Armory® President Jay Jacobson noted that, “This is historic since the CA7TM is the only AR pistol approved by the State of California that is NOT a single shot.”

The CA7TM features:
• 7.5” barrel
• FSTTM 7” handguard
• Mil-spec pistol marked forged lower receiver
• Pistol Buffer tube with foam cheek pad
• Detachable 10/20 magazine

The official link to the state roster: www.oag.ca.gov/firearms/certguns/pistol-steel

Franklin Armory® is no stranger to helping Californians acquire legal firearms. The DFMTM Drop-in Fixed Magazine, the F-17TM series in .17wsm, CSWTM and a host of CA compliant rifles are also available to customers in California.

www.franklinarmory.com/products/franklin-armory-ca7

B&T USA to Demo an Array of New and Advanced Tactical Weapons, Accessories, and Training Aids at the 2018 SWAT Round-Up International in Orlando, Florida, November 11-16

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Tampa, FL – B&T USA will be demonstrating a comprehensive line-up of tactical weapons, accessories and training aids at the annual SWAT Round-Up International in Orlando, Florida. Billed as the ultimate SWAT competition and vendor show, this event features training, competition, and a chance for SWAT teams from around the country to compete, and learn more about and try new and advanced tactics and tools of the trade.

B&T USA will be showing all calibers of the proven APC line of carbines, including several new variants of the APC9 9x19mm caliber line, in addition to the new USW conversion kits for SIG P320 and Glock pistols.

For more information on these products and other B&T products please visit our website www.bt-ag.ch/eng.

For information on becoming a B&T USA dealer please contact Jon Scott at B&T USA, +1 (813) 653-1200. Or email sales@bt-arms.com.