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Sheriff Jim Wilson, Writer, Singer, Gunslinger, Appears in Documentary About His Life and Career on Amazon Prime Instant Video

April 21st, 2019

Columbia, SC – Panteao Productions, LLC, in conjunction with Nighthawk Custom, is proud to announce a short film on Amazon PrimeUp Close with Sheriff Jim Wilson. This 37-minute documentary features writer, singer, gunslinger, Sheriff Jim Wilson, who is a legend of the great American southwest. In a sit-down jam session with gun writer Richard Mann, Sheriff Jim Wilson plays and sings, talks about growing up in Texas, becoming a peace officer, and writing for gun magazines, while sharing some of his best tales about southwestern lawmen.

After graduating college, Sheriff Jim Wilson started his law enforcement career as a patrolman in Denton, Texas. From there he moved to southwest Texas as a Chief Deputy and later became Sheriff of Crocket County, Texas. After serving two terms in Crocket County, Sheriff Jim Wilson became a regular contributor to several magazines, and has since written for most all of the major gun magazines. He also has three country western albums.

An Amazon Prime feature documentary on one of the iconic members of the gun world is a first for the firearms industry. Gun writer Richard Mann who hosts Up Close with Sheriff Jim Wilson, said, “It was an honor to produce this project and spend time playing music and visiting with a dear friend.”

According to Panteao Productions president Fernando Coelho, “In a day and age of people being famous for their social media prowess, it is rare to have the opportunity to sit with someone with the history and knowledge that someone like Sheriff Jim Wilson has amassed in all his years. It was a no brainer to film Sheriff Wilson telling his stories and hearing his music.”

You can watch Up Close with Sheriff Jim Wilson on Amazon Prime and order a boxed set containing the DVD and Sheriff Jim Wilson’s three music CDs at: www.sheriffjimwilson.com.

SIG SAUER Introduces the SIG AIR P365 BB Pistol  

April 20th, 2019

NEWINGTON, N.H., (April 17, 2019) – From the SIG AIR division, SIG SAUER is pleased to introduce the new P365 BB Pistol.  Modeled after the award winning SIG SAUER P365 everyday, high capacity, micro-compact, concealed carry pistol, this CO2-powered, semi-automatic BB pistol features realistic blowback action and is an exceptional training tool for personal defense.

The P365 BB pistol is designed to fit in available P365 holster systems for easy practice of efficiently drawing from concealment.  The 12-round drop magazine holds 4.5mm (.177 cal) steel BBs and also houses the 12gr CO2 cartridge for fast reloading.

“The SIG P365 9mm pistol has won numerous awards for its concealability, performance, and exceptional magazine capacity and has quickly become the top choice for concealed carry,” said Joseph Huston, Vice President and General Manager of SIG AIR. “Our new P365 BB Pistol will give P365 owners and others who carry for personal protection a training tool of the highest quality when a trip to the range for live fire is not possible.  The P365 BB Pistol has similar balance and handling characteristics as the centerfire model and holds 12-rounds for realistic training. The drop magazine also allows fast and easy reloading.”

The P365 BB Pistol shoots up to 295 fps; however, velocity results may vary depending on temperature and altitude.

P365 BB Pistol:

Total length: 5.75”

Barrel length: 3.25”

Weight:  0.8 lbs

Finish:  Black

Muzzle Velocity: up to 295 fps

Caliber:  4.5 mm Steel BB

Magazine Capacity:  12

Power Source:  CO2

The P365 BB will be on display at the SIG SAUER Booth (#3912) at National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 26 – 28, 2019.  The P365 BB will be available to consumers summer 2019.

MSRP: $99.99

For more information on SIG SAUER airguns, visit sigsauer.com/airguns.

Soldiers, Science, Tech Showcased at Boston Army Week Expo

April 20th, 2019

BOSTON — In the early morning hours of Apr. 19, 1775, British troops crossed Boston Harbor intent on seizing military supplies stored by Patriot militiamen in the town of Concord, Mass. It was there, at the Old North Bridge, where the first shot of the American Revolution was fired and subsequently immortalized by American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson as the “shot heard round the world.” Two months later, on Jun. 14, the Continental Army was established.

That April day is memorialized in Massachusetts as Patriots’ Day (observed on the third Monday of April) and is known as a time of celebration of the Boston Marathon. In light of this historical significance, it was apropos that the first-ever “Meet Your Army” expo took place during Patriots’ Day Weekend on Apr. 13.

“I was asked a few minutes ago ‘what does it feel like to have the first Army Week in the City of Boston in the history of the Army,'” said Martin J. Walsh, Boston’s 54th mayor. “I said that it’s important that during Patriots’ Day Weekend that we have this expo here on Boston Common, as many men and women lost their lives right here to create the country that we have.”

The day’s rainfall cleared in time for the gathered crowds to see the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team, also known as the Black Daggers, perform a parachute jump with the American and MIA/POW flags in tow.

Maj. Gen. Gary W. Keefe, 43rd adjutant general of the Massachusetts National Guard–who made quite the entrance as he arrived to the event aboard a UH-72 Lakota helicopter–welcomed expo participants on behalf of his 6,400 Soldiers and 2,200 Airmen. Keefe also presented an American flag that was flown in Afghanistan (and carried down with the Black Daggers) to the City of Boston.

The senior active-duty leader present, Brig. Gen. Vincent Malone, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC), said that the past week has been a total Army outreach effort to connect the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ communities and citizens with the Army they may not have met yet, including active-duty Soldiers, the National Guard, and the Army Reserves.

“What a great opportunity to showcase our Army right here in the heart of New England,” said Malone, who is also the senior commander of the Natick Soldier Systems Center. “As you walk around here today you will see exhibits from all three components of the Army, as well as Army ROTC, recruiting, special operations, acquisitions, science and technology, and others.

“You may even see some things that surprise you, some things you didn’t know the Army was involved in: robotics, virtual reality, and other science and technologies. The reality is that innovation is an integral part of the Army’s modernization effort, to optimize the performance of our Soldiers so that they fight and win our nation’s battles and come home safely.”

Expo attendees had the opportunity to experience the science and talent behind the Soldier, including gear developed by the Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center, including the Advanced Combat Helmets (ACH) and Soldier Protection System (SPS), the Program Executive Office Solider (PEO Soldier) featured equipment including the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-III (ENVG-III), M240 Machine Guns, and M110 Sniper Rifles, a binary game developed by the 781st Military Intelligence Battalion (Cyber), combat vehicles including a M1126 Stryker, a demonstration by the U.S. Army Drill Team, and performance by the Six-String Soldiers, who played the familiar Boston tune “Sweet Caroline.”

Several members of the public said they had no idea that the Army actively participates in the development of such technology. One college student who is studying engineering said that he was very impressed with the advanced technologies seen at the expo. “People only know of the Army they see in movies, but they never think about the science and tech behind it all,” commented the student.

However impressive, the showstopper was not the military equipment or vehicles or entertainment, but the men and women in uniform and the approximately 40 new recruits who were sworn in during the expo.

“Today I have the opportunity to welcome some of our nation’s finest into the Army family,” said Malone who performed the oath of enlistment.

“You will not make a better choice for your future than raising your right hand and taking that oath,” added Keefe. “You are now less than one percent of the nation who has done what you are going to do.”

Walsh concluded, “To the new recruits, congratulations. You make us very proud here in Boston and New England for standing here today and what you’re about to embark on.

“I want to thank all the men and women in the United States Army for what you do every single day, for putting your lives on the line for us to give us a free nation and a free city. Without you we would not have the freedoms we have as a country. We live in the greatest country in the world, the United States of America, because we have the greatest military in the world that protects us and keeps us safe and keeps us free every single day.”

Story by David Wedemeyer

Photos by SPC Patrick Ferraris from 24th PCH, Steven P. Stover of INSCOM and David Wedemeyer of Natick

Federal Adds 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 Grendel to Premium Unprimed Brass Lineup

April 20th, 2019

ANOKA, Minnesota – April 10, 2019 – Federal has expanded its line of Premium unprimed brass to include 6.5 Creedmoor and 6.5 Grendel cases. Shipments have been delivered to dealers.

Federal been producing the industry’s finest brass since the early 1950s, when the first centerfire rounds rolled off its machines. The tradition continues today with the additional options for 6.5 Creedmoor and 6.5 Grendel, two of the hottest cartridges in shooting.

Features & Benefits

• New 6.5 Grendel and 6.5 Creedmoor unprimed cases

• Industry’s best brass

• Precise dimensional tolerances ensure peak accuracy

• Consistent volumes and performance

• Case shoulders and necks are annealed for long life and easier resizing

Part No. / Description / MSRP

PR65GDLUPB50 / 6.5 Grendel, 50-count / $24.95

PR65CRDUPB50 / 6.5 Creedmoor, 50-count / $23.95

For more information on Federal ammunition, visit www.federalpremium.com.

New Savage MSR 15 Long Range Built For Precision at Extreme Distances

April 19th, 2019

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – April 17, 2019 – At any distance, there’s no match for Savage’s new MSR 15 Long Range. The feature-rich modern sporting rifle is purpose-built to make long shots count with the kind of pinpoint precision other platforms can’t touch. This popular long-range model was introduced to dealers in 2018, additional shipments continue to feed the marketplace.

Savage engineers tuned barrel length specifically for the 224 Valkyrie cartridge to achieve peak accuracy at extreme range. Plus, the MSR 15 Long Range barrel is topped with a two-port muzzle brake mounted with Savage’s proprietary taper-lock interface. The brake allows shooters to adjust recoil impulse and stabilize the muzzle for faster, more accurate follow-up shots.

The new MSR 15 Long Range also features a custom-length gas system that’s paired with a low-profile adjustable gas block and enclosed by a true free-float handguard. The gas block can be adjusted for optimum cycling of the full range of bullet weights and fine-tuned for use with a suppressor.

Features & Benefits

• 22-inch stainless Savage barrel

Nickel-boron bolt carrier

• Custom-length gas system

• Custom-forged upper and lower receivers

• Low-profile adjustable gas block

• Non-reciprocating side charging handle

• Two-port muzzle brake with taper-lock interface

• Two-stage trigger

• Free-float handguard with M-LOK

• Hogue Pistol Grip

Part No. / Description / MSRP

22947 / MSR 15 Long Range, 224 Valkyrie, 22-inch barrel / $1,849

Learn more about Savage and the extensive features and benefits of its new MSR modern sporting rifles at: www.savagearms.com.

POF Presents – The Shot Heard Round The World

April 19th, 2019

XTech Tactical Releases MTX Magazine Extension for M&P Full Size Pistols & Now Offers Bulk Packs for VP9 magazines

April 19th, 2019

Mesa, AZ- XTech Tactical, LLC an innovative firearms accessory manufacturer expands line of its patent pending MTX magazine extensions.  First seen for the VP/P30 full size H&K pistols, the MTX compatible with the M&P, M&P 2.0 full size, and Caracal Enhanced F pistols is now shipping! These are anything but industry standard magazine extensions.

The MTX for the M&P uses the patent pending design that is robust, durable, offers flawless feeding, while requiring no tools for installation. The magazine extension uses military grade reinforced polymers, and the inner housing offers the patent pending “Leading Edge” eliminating any catch point during the transfer from the extender into the magazine tube. The kit includes both the extender parts and a custom engineered stainless-steel spring. All components are 100% Made in the US.

MSRP for the MTX M&P Magazine Extension is $29.95 with two packs available for $49.95. The kit adds 5 rounds for 9mm and 4 rounds for .40 S&W.

XTech Tactical, LLC also has released 5 pack (15rd, $165/20rd $237.25) and 10 pack (15rd, $300/20rd $449.50) for their US Made, Stainless Steel, Teflon coated completed VP9/P30 9mm full size magazines.

For more information on how the MTX Extenders work here is a video overview:

They can be purchased at www.xtechtactical.com, and they offer great dealer programs. Dealer and press inquiries please contact jeremy@xtechtactical.com

Pro-Shot Launches New Defense Website Featuring Custom Kit Builder

April 19th, 2019

Taylorville, IL:   Pro-Shot Products is excited to announce the launch of its new defense website, www.proshotdefense.com.  Pro-Shot Defense will feature its latest defense cleaning

systems and components. The new website will cater to diverse users and provide key and specific information quickly about our products, representatives, and business.

Along with the vast selection of standard kit sets for pistol, rifle, shotgun, and 37/40mm Grenade Launcher cleaning to choose from, Pro-Shot has developed a unique and exciting new feature that allows a user to customize their own kit. John Damarin, Pro-Shot’s President said, “Pro-Shot is committed to providing American Made cleaning systems with unrivaled customer service. Our customer service truly shows the flexibility and excellent selection all in one experience.” 

The new defense website features superior American Made cleaning rod systems, tactical jags, and quick assist pull through handles. With over 38 years global defense experience, the new Pro-Shot Defense website showcases and features superior innovative cleaning systems.  For more information, please visit www.proshotdefense.com.