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NRA To Unveil “Carry Guard ” Program Of CCW Training and Insurance At Annual Meeting In Atlanta

April 24th, 2017

In Atlanta later this week, the NRA will unveil a new concealed-carry training program along with a new concealed-carry insurance plan. Created by a team of veteran SEALs, Green Berets, and Law Enforcement experts, NRA Carry Guard will will feature tiered offerings of both training and insurance. There will be Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. Additionally, there will be a new magazine available, “NRA Carry Guard Magazine.”

So far Larry Vickers and Dom Raso have endorsed the program which will involve indepth instruction and qualification standards. However, all current NRA-certified instructors, law enforcement officers, and military personnel are eligible to apply to become Carry Guard instructors.

www.nracarryguard.com

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April 24th, 2017

Arc’teryx LEAF – Assault Shirt & Pant LT

April 24th, 2017

While many would look at the Assault LT series and call it a “Jungle” uniform, it’s not specificially designed for use in jungle, or arid environs for that matter, but rather as a more generic Hot Weather Combat Uniform. The Katana fabric from WL Gore & Associates incorporates ePTFE fibers and is lightweight, breathable, fast drying and no melt/no drip. The Katana is combined with 520E Tweave and Cyberknit mesh.

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Features:
-PPE compatible allowing the shirt to be functionally worn with body armour
-Low profile zip neck allowing collar to be worn either open or as a neck protector
-Arm cuff velcro closures allowing for fully enclosed sleeves
-Upper arm zip pockets allowing for convenient pocket accessibility when wearing PPE
-Upper arm IFF Velcro® 4×4.5” (w/V-Lite™ retention ring) enhancing the retention of electronic IFF devices
-Daisy chain hard points (in upper arm pockets) allowing for the tying off of mission essential equipment
-Mesh pocket bag liners (upper arm pocketing) allowing for enhanced ventilation and reducing overall apparel weight when the shirt is wet

Assault Pant LT

Features:
-Adjustable waist (c.2”) allowing for waist sizing ?exibility
-Enhanced belt loops allowing for the use of the LEAF Rigger’s system
-Retention loops (sewn into waistline) allowing for the tying off of personal items
-Reinforced knees & gusseted crotch allowing for increased durability and enhancing end-user mobility
-Hand pockets (w/internal folding knife pocket) allowing for the secure carriage of a standard folding knife
-Seat pockets allowing for optional/extra storage
-Expandable cargo button pockets capable of providing dump pocket capability
-Draw cord ankle cuff closure (w/vertical retention tunnel for adjustment end) allowing for pants to be worn tightly with boots
-Mesh pocket bag/knee pad insert liners allowing for enhanced ventilation and reducing overall apparel weight when the pant is wet
-Soft knee pad insert capable allowing the end-user an option to insert soft knee pads

Recce Shirt LT

Although the subject of today’s article is the Assault Shirt and Pant, there is a third, complimentary piece, the Recce Shirt LT. The Recce Shirt LT is made from the same Katana fabric as the other items and features a user removable zipper closure down the front and mesh breathability panels inside the dual chest pockets.

Development

As far as Arc’teryx LEAF products go, development of the Assault LT items was fast tracked. The initial T&E was conducted in the Summer of 2014 and they were announced publicly at SHOT Show, 2017. However, the plan to go to market came just last year, in February. Uniforms were evaluated by Coalition SOF during operational deployments so feedback was quickly incorporated into design refinements. For example, the Pants didn’t originally incorporate kneepads or rear pockets. The user trials indicated they were needed. Additionally, Arc’teryx introduced a Tweave 520E gusset into the crotch to deal with pilling. Finally, the Velcro panels on the sleeves of the shirts is now 4.5″ tall to accommodate attachment of the V-Lite from S&S Precision.

Service Life

Considering its use, Arc’teryx designed this uniform as a consumable product. Interstingly, this gave several potential customers pause, so Arc’teryx collected data during their user evaluation and it turns out that they will easily handle six months of operational use.

Colors and Sizes

As this is such a specialized item, they are currently sticking with the MultiCam print and have no plans to offer additional colors. Sizes offered are from XS-XXL.

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Remembering The Fallen Of Operation Eagle Claw

April 24th, 2017

Today marks the anniversary of Operation Eagle Claw. In the early morning hours of 25 April, 1980 President Carter announced to a stunned world that the United States had undertaken an ambitious raid into Iran to liberate 52 American hostages held illegally at our Embassy in Tehran. Unfortunately, Operation Eagle Claw was unsuccessful and we lost eight American servicemen in a horrible aircraft ground collision. Join me in remembering their sacrifice.

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Their sacrifice was not in vain. The hostages were eventually repatriated and the accident was the watershed event that created over the next several decades, the world’s preeminent Special Operations capability; USSOCOM and its components. We wouldn’t be where are today without the determination of that fledgling task force. Join me in remembering those that had the guts to try.

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

April 24th, 2017

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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

Stag Arms – Stag 10 6.5 Creedmoor

April 24th, 2017

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Stag Arms will be debuting the new Stag 10 6.5 Creedmoor at the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings. The Stag 10 6.5 Creedmoor is, as name implied, chambered for the increasingly-popular 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge. The Stag 10 6.5 Creedmoor features a 22″ 416R stainless steel barrel, with 1/8 rifiling, 5/8×24 barrel threads, and a LanTac Dragon Muzzle Brake. The handguard is Stag Arms’ 16.5″ free float model, which will be offered in either M-LOK or KeyMod. The rifle comes complete with Magpul furniture (PRS stock, MOE grip, and LR/SR PMAG), and a .308 QPQ Nitride BCG.

www.stagarms.com

INVISIO Receives Additional Order from the UK Ministry of Defence Worth About SEK 15 Million

April 24th, 2017

INVISIO announced today that the initial order from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) worth about SEK 90 million was extended by an additional SEK 15 million order, which means that the contract value now amounts to approximately SEK 105 million. Deliveries will begin in the second quarter of 2017.

The contract with the British Ministry of Defence was announced on March 9, 2017, and comprises hearing protection and communication ancillaries for specialist land, maritime and air applications. The contract is for four years with options for a fifth year and a complete mid-life enhancement at two and a half years.

The contract follows previous MOD contract awards for hearing protection, THPS, announced in 2015.

The order was through INVISIO’s UK based partner Marlborough Communications Ltd (MCL).

Visit Adams Arms at NRAAM 2017

April 23rd, 2017

Visit Adams Arms and VooDoo Innovations at Booth #5131 at this year’s NRA Annual Meetings held in Atlanta, GA from April 28th through April 30th! Stop by for your chance to win a Adams Arms Upper, VooDoo Innovations Slide Assembly, and cool SWAG!

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Flag-Saving FedEx Guy Joins Brownells at NRAAM

April 23rd, 2017

GRINNELL, Iowa (April 21, 2017) – Brownells proudly supports American patriots who wear uniforms of all types – sometimes even those who wear a package delivery uniform.

When footage of Matt Uhrin, an Iowa City-area package delivery man, appeared on national media showing him bravely saving an American flag from being burned by a group of protestors, Brownells knew they had to thank their fellow Iowan.

An NRA member and U.S. Army combat veteran, Mr. Uhrin, also known as the “FedEx Guy” will attend several events with the Brownells team at the upcoming 146th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Atlanta, GA.

These events include the open-to-the-public Brownells Social Media Meetup taking place in the Omni Hotel South Tower Lobby on Friday, April 28, at 6:30 PM. In addition to Mr. Uhrin’s presence, Brownells will host Eric & Chad from IraqVet8888, Mr. Guns ‘N Gear, LeaSpeed6, Janna Reeves, RapidFire Rachel and other industry social media personalities.

Mr. Uhrin will also be honored during a special presentation in the Brownells booth (#1713) at 1:45 PM (EDT) on Saturday, April 29.

“I am extremely excited and honored to be given this opportunity to go to 146th NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits with the great people from Brownells,” said Uhrin. “It is extremely humbling to be given an opportunity like this.”

“It’s a privilege to honor Matt at this year’s NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits,” added Pete Brownell, CEO of Brownells. “This annual gathering is not only a celebration of our Second Amendment and the freedoms we enjoy as Americans, it’s also a place to acknowledge real people who do the right thing. I can’t think of a better place to thank Matt for his service to our country and the heroism he displayed while protecting our Nation’s flag and all it stands for.”

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Ritter & Stark Rifles Now Carried by EuroOptic.com

April 23rd, 2017

EuroOptic.com, a leading online distributor for high-performance firearms and optics for sportsmen, police and military, is first US distributor to carry the Ritter & Stark SX-1 Modular Tactical Rifle models and accessories.

Feistritz, Austria (April 2017) – Ritter & Stark GmbH, an Austrian-based firearms design and manufacturing company, is proud to announce EuroOptic.com, a large online retailer of fine optics and firearms from the leading manufacturers, to be the first US distributor for the SX-1 Modular Tactical Rifle, conversion kits and accessories. The SX-1 Modular Tactical Rifle (MTR), which has received major media attention since it’s unveiling at the 2017 SHOT Show, is now available in three calibers, along with Ritter & Stark conversion kits and accessories all at www.eurooptic.com.

“Partnering with EuroOptic.com was a natural for Ritter & Stark,” Yakov Trakhman, Marketing Director for Ritter & Stark said. “EuroOptic’s primary focus is to carry high-performance products for the discerning customer and the SX-1 MTR undoubtedly fits that criteria.”

The SX-1 MTR long-range precision rifle is now available in .308 Win, .300 Win Magnum and .338 Lapua Magnum and 20”, 24” and 27” barrel lengths at EuroOptic.com. EuroOptic.com also offers Ritter & Stark conversion kits for the quick caliber change between any of the three available calibers.

Conversion kits contain a Ritter & Stark barrel with Picatinny rail and a bolt face for conversion of most calibers. The .308 Win converting to a .300 Win (24”) and .300 Win/.338 LM (20”) conversion kits include the Picatinny railed barrel, bolt face and a magazine adaptor. The .300 Win Mag/.338 LM 24” conversion to a .308 Win include Picatinny railed barrel, magazine adapter, bolt face and a 10 round magazine. Other accessories available at EuroOptic include magazine adapters, bolt heads, Picatinny rails, muzzle break, forend handguard with M-LOK, tactical sling and a hard transport case with a customized insert for the SX-1 MTR and accessories and the Spuhr Scope Mount Assembly, recommended by Ritter & Stark.

What sets the SX-1 MTR apart from other long-range precision rifles are several well thought out and executed design features such as having the MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rail installed directly on the barrel, thus allowing the user to interchange barrels with pre-set scopes without a loss of zero within minutes. The patented caliber conversion system assures that the barrel is precisely positioned in the machined aluminum receiver, allowing for a greater area of contact, resulting in increased stability. The bolt also locks directly into the barrel breech, which gives the SX-1 MTR unprecedented accuracy.

The SX-1 MTR’s accuracy is a result of Ritter & Stark’s proprietary rifling process. This process extends barrel life, ensures uniformity throughout all barrels produced and most of all, benefits the user with superior performance and accuracy.

Find more of what EuroOptic.com offers on Ritter & Stark rifles and accessories at www.eurooptic.com