The ingenuity of the American service member never fails to amaze me. For those of you who don’t understand what they are looking at, those are twin M-3 Grease Guns mounted gunship-mode in a US Army O-1 Bird Dog observation aircraft during the Southeast Asia Wargames.
Colt Congratulates Team Colt Shooters Maggie Reese and Mark Redl on Strong Showing at IPSC Nationals
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (September 23, 2016) – Colt is pleased to congratulate Team Colt for another outstanding showing at the IPSC Nationals, September 17-18 in Frostproof, FL. Team Colt shooters Maggie Reese and Mark Redl both placed in this elite competition, with Reese taking a win.
“We couldn’t be more honored by this performance,” said Paul Spitale, VP at Colt. “Team Colt is on the front lines of competitive shooting, championing the excellence that we strive for every day here at the Colt factory.”
Maggie Reese placed first in the Ladies Class in Classic Division. “I shot my 9mm Colt Government Model which is perfect for this division,” said Reese. “Shooting a minor caliber (such as 9mm) requires more focus on accuracy because of the scoring structure; consistent shot-placement is critical.”
“I used my off-the-shelf Colt Competition Pistol in 9mm for this match,” said Mark Redl, Team Colt shooter and Product Manager at Colt. “This was the type of match I had in mind when we were in the design process for this pistol, and the performance I get from it is excellent.” Redl placed third in the Senior Class in Classic Division.
The competition was grueling. Florida heat beared down on competitors as they navigated the course of fire. Featuring paper and steel targets at distances over 20 yards as well as penalty and moving targets, shooters were kept on their toes. Agility was also tested through stages featuring awkward shooting positions and strong-hand / weak-hand shooting.
Alexandria, VA—September 21, 2016. The Baton Rouge area received between 25 and 30 inches of rain for three days on August 11. The Lafayette area, where numerous FRA Branch members live, received 15 to 20 inches. Baton Rouge FRA Branch 371 has more than 75 members living in the affected areas. Two days of flash flooding inundated the homes of several shipmates. The Amite and Comite rivers both rose to new record highs from August 13 to August 15, 4.5 feet above previous record crest. Tens of thousands of homes were completely destroyed and many were not located in flood zones.
What is commonly referred to as a flood zone is also called a 100-year flood zone. More accurately, there is a 1% chance of flooding each year. Those outside the flood zones are sometimes referred to as being in a 500-year flood zone. This recent event has been called a 1000-year event. Official estimates, as of 9/2/16, were more than 160,000 properties were affected.
Using maps of flooded areas, FRA Branch officers made a list of 50 shipmates to contact. For those shipmates who reported damage to their homes, FRA Branch 371 President David Thompson and Vice President Jay Johnson personally drove to each residence to survey the damage of approximately 40 shipmates. Thompson stated, “We had to drive through crowded streets and around mountains of flood debris to check on each house, including some who live more than 120 miles away. It is heart-rending to see mile after mile of ruined homes.”
It is imperative to ‘gut’ or remove everything as soon as possible from a flooded house to prevent mold from blooming. Mold will still be there, but is much easier to clear if the house is dried out quickly and all furniture, flooring and drywall are removed. Once a house has been gutted it is not fit to live in. After 12 days, Thompson and Johnson contacted all shipmates with damage homes and sent the final list to FRA national headquarters. Soon after, checks issued from the FRA Disaster Relief Fund were presented to fellow FRA shipmates to help with their needs.
VLTOR has announced a brand-new muzzle device, the VC_NRWL. In addition, they have partnered with famed firearms industry photographer Stickman and Ranier Arms to produce a version of the NRWL with Stickman laser engraving which will be available exclusively through Ranier for a committed period of time. The full release can be read below:
The VLTOR Weapon Systems VC-NRWL muzzle device gives a unique spin on utilizing gas and blast to help rifles function reliably as well as many other features. The muzzle device directs blast and sound forward and away from the shooter by pushing blast out in one direction. This makes the weapon more controllable and helps eliminate muzzle rise to keep the forend of the weapon on a level sight view.
While being an excellent muzzle device for any 5.56/.223 rifle, the VC-NRWL stands out in short barrel applications by allowing backpressure to be utilized for cycling as well as in situations of weak ammunition.
The Stickman laser engraving is a limited in production quantities and is sold exclusively through Rainier Arms for a committed period of time.
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