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SIG SAUER Electro-Optics Introduces ROMEOZero ELITE Premium Micro Reflex Sight

January 28th, 2022

NEWINGTON, N.H., (January 27, 2022) – SIG SAUER Electro Optics is pleased to announce the first expansion of the ROMEOZero line of micro reflex sights for 2022 with the introduction of the ROMEOZero ELITE – bringing a new level of performance and durability to ultra-compact reflex sights. 

“The ROMEOZero ELITE takes the innovation of the award-winning ROMEOZero to the next level with premium features, beginning with a glass lens for unmatched clarity, scratch-resistance and a distortion-free picture. Additionally, a new proprietary carbon-infused and ruggedized polymer housing provides category-leading drop protection,” said Andy York, President, SIG SAUER Electro-Optics. “With the continued proliferation of optics-ready sub-compact pistols from a wide variety of manufacturers, and red dot optics becoming the standard for everyday carry, the ROMEOZero ELITE combines fast target acquisition with exceptional ruggedness and optical performance, at an affordable price.”

The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEOZero ELITE is a premium micro-open reflex sight that’s optimized for concealed carry pistols, slim slide profiles such as single stack 1911s and sub-compact firearms and features an aspherical glass lens with zero distortion. The ROMEOZero Elite has an RMSc footprint and is constructed with a carbon-infused weapons grade ultralight polymer housing for increased drop and shock protection and comes with a structurally enhanced steel shroud for added protection. The ROMEOZero ELITE is available with a circle dot reticle that has a 2MOA dot in combination with a 32 MOA circle, or a standard 3 MOA dot only, has eight daytime illumination settings, and uses a CR1632 battery for up to 20,000 hours of run time. The new ELITE models also include T.A.P.™ (Touch Activated Programming) for an additional method of changing brightness and reticles, and a SuperLuminova™ glow-in-the-dark backup rear sight. The ROMEOZero ELITE is fully assembled in the U.S.A. at the SIG SAUER Electro-Optics facility in Wilsonville, Oregon.

ROMEOZero ELITE Specifications:
Objective Lens Diameter: 24mm
Reticle: Circle dot with 2 MOA Red Dot / 32 MOA Circle, or 3 MOA dot only
Illumination Settings: 8 Daylight
Overall Length: 1.6 inches
Overall Width: .98 inches
Overall Height: 1 inch
Weight (w/o battery): 0.5 ounces

The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEOZero Elite is now shipping and available for purchase at sigsauer.com.  To learn more about the complete SIG SAUER Electro-Optics line of products visit sigsauer.com.

DroneShield Releases Upgraded Capabilities via Firmware Across its C-UAS Devices for Quicker and More Effective Detection

January 28th, 2022

Global Leader in Drone Defense Tech / Counter-UAS, Electronic Warfare and Signals Intelligence Shares Details on Next-Level RfPatrol, RfOne and DroneSentry-X Devices.

Updates To Be Rolled Out to Devices Over the Next Week; Given Immediate Urgency Following Recent Uptick of Drone Strikes.

Sydney and Virginia (January 27, 2022) – DroneShield (ASX:DRO), an Australian/US global leader in Artificial Intelligence based platforms for protection against advanced threats such as drones and autonomous systems, has today announced an enhancement of their AI engine through the release of updated RF Detection devices. The instruments improved include the RfPatrol, RfOne and DroneSentry-X drone detection and tracking platforms.

DroneShield capabilities are used to protect Military, Government, Law Enforcement, Critical Infrastructure, Commercial and VIPs throughout the world. Key products such as the DroneGun Tactical, RfPatrol, DroneGun MKIII, DroneSentry-X, RfOne MKII and software like DroneSentry-C2 are used to detect and eliminate unmanned threats.

Key aspects of the firmware update include the following:

• Seamless Integration: Introduction of Cursor-on-Target message output, allowing sensors to seamlessly integrate into the major platforms such as ATAK (Android Team Awareness Kit)

• Increased Detection Speed: A 30% detection speed improvement. This means the time between initial detection scan and alerting is dramatically reduced.

• Improved AI-Model: The AI model has been trained specifically for weaker or obstructed signals, greatly increasing the detection range performance of all devices.

• Elevated Frequency Range: An additional frequency band is now fully operational, supporting a number of key protocol detectors specific to this band.

“As we’ve seen in recent events, the use of drones and UAS escalates and increases destruction in situations of high tension- with no barrier of distance,” stated Oleg Vornik, DroneShield CEO.  “Detection is even more vital than before.”

The updates will be rolling out across DroneShield devices globally in the next week, with heightened urgency given recent uptick in drone strikes in the Middle East and elsewhere. The technology upgrade is validated by deployments with the US Air Force and Australian Army.

Additional information about the system can be found at www.droneshield.com.

Safariland Announces Distribution Agreement with Busch PROtective

January 27th, 2022

Safariland to Now Offer New Innovative Ballistic Protection Helmet Solutions

Jacksonville, Florida – Safariland® Armor, a brand of The Safariland Group®, a leading global provider of safety products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets and one of Cadre Holdings, Inc.’s (NYSE: CDRE) (“Cadre”) key brands, announced today a national distribution agreement with Busch PROtective.

“The collaboration between Safariland and Busch PROtective will bring advanced ballistic protection to a greater number of law enforcement agencies,” James Duncan, VP/GM of Armor for Safariland said. “This strategic relationship will expand the availability of Busch PROtective’s state-of-the-art ballistic helmets designed for the specific needs of local, state, and federal law enforcement such as the DEA, FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, and ATF.  Safariland is thrilled to add these innovative armor solutions to the options we provide for those who serve.”

“The collaboration with Safariland is a perfect fit,” Scott Wyatt, President of Busch PROtective, added, “Our team will be able to provide unique innovative helmet solutions to those who need them most, by utilizing Safariland’s industry-leading law enforcement distribution network. Our helmet systems, which range from premier Ballistic protection, SAR/Training, to Riot Control, offer world-class performance in lightweight designs that are as comfortable as they are robust. We’re excited to join forces with Safariland and to do our part to further Safariland’s mission: ‘Together, we save lives’.”

Busch PROtective’s ballistic helmets meet the widely referenced National Institute of Justice (NIJ Standard 0106.01) Level IIIA test standard. In addition, the Busch PROtective AMP-1TP helmet system is designed for the demanding needs of  Federal and Domestic law enforcement agencies and public safety missions and meets the new DEA-FBI Ballistic Helmet Protocol V1.0-2019 as well as the European VPAM-3 standard.  Introduced to US law enforcement in 2019, the DEA-FBI Protocol has become the defining real-world ballistic performance evaluation that tests against projectile penetration specifically limiting energy transfer during ballistic events to help reduce possible TBI, ballistic resistance in both hot and cold temperature extremes, edge protection, hardware testing & reduced blunt trauma.

Through the new agreement with Busch PROtective, Safariland will handle domestic US sales and distribution of Busch PROtective helmets & accessories. For more information on Busch, please visit www.safariland.com/pages/busch-protective.

FN Announces Safety Bulletin for the FN 502 Tactical

January 27th, 2022

(McLean, VA – January 27, 2022) FN America, LLC announces a safety bulletin for the FN 502 Tactical .22LR pistol. The company has become aware that a very limited number of FN 502 Tactical pistols in the field may have an improperly installed manual safety. In these cases, the external safety lever will not function as designed and may result in unintended firing. To ensure the pistol’s safe operation, FN is asking owners of the FN 502 Tactical to suspend use of their pistol and perform a function check to verify the manual safety is operating correctly, following the function check guide located here. 

For more information, please see the FN 502 Tactical safety bulletin at fnamerica.com/customer-support/fn-502-safety-bulletin/. For assistance in returning a firearm, please contact FN Support at [email protected] or call 1-800-635-1321, ext. 145, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. 

OR Snow Show 22 – Readywise Adventure Meals

January 27th, 2022

Readywise Adventure Meals has introduced several new menus to their ever growing catalog of freeze dried meals.

Flavors include Mango Sticky Rice, Wild Rice Risotto, Mac & Cheese, Four Bean & Vegetable Soup, Cheesy Potato Soup and Spicy Asian Style Noodles along with others.

OR Snow Show 22 – Love Handle 7

January 27th, 2022

Love Handle 7 is a gear sling for your climbing devices which features a rigid handle to help keep everything organized during storage.

OR Snow Show 22 – Drifire Level 1 Shirts

January 27th, 2022

Both Drifire and Wild Things are owned by National Safety Apparel so both of their products are commingled in the Wild Things booth.

Drifire has introduced a new model to their line of Ultra Light performance FR Level 1 shirts.

The new 303 is an athletic shirt at a lower price than the other two shirts. It’s also available in a convenient 3-Pack. Look for it in Tan and Coyote.

The 505 is approved by NAVAIR and offered in Tan, Coyote and OD.

The 606 features a phase change material which proactively regulates skin temperature up to +/- 3 Deg F and reduces perspiration up to 34%.

The Level 1 baselayers are available in both short and long sleeve, sizes Small – 3XLarge.

SHOT Show 22 – Carryology

January 27th, 2022

I walk into Outdoor Retailer and who do I immediately run into but Taylor Weldon of Carryology. These guys are moving up in the world with their own booth and everything.

They brought along some of their previous limited edition collaboration packs with some of the best brands out there. If you’re interested in packs, www.Carryology.com is definitely worth your time.

Great to see you guys!