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Butler Creek ASAP Magazine Loaders Highlight of NRA Show

Friday, April 28th, 2017

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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – April 27, 2017 – Butler Creek, maker of smart, field-proven hunting and shooting accessories, announces the new ASAP Magazine loaders are now available. Come see them and learn why “Shooting USA” host John Scoutten has chosen these loaders as his go-to option at the Vista Outdoor booth (#2542) during the 2017 NRA Meetings and Exhibits Show in Atlanta, Georgia, April 27 to 30.

Available in Universal Single Stack, Universal Double Stack, AK-47/GALIL and AR15 magazine configurations these loaders are extremely easy to use and provide speed and relief from “shooter’s thumb.” The Universal Single Stack and Universal Double Stack ASAP loaders work with a large majority of common magazines between 9mm and .45 ACP (including .380 ACP for the Double Stack Loader).

“They are extremely easy to use,” said Butler Creek Product Manager Will Hemeyer. “Simply push the mag loader down, insert the round below the feed lips, and raise the loader up. The cartridge is seated and magazine loaded… just like that.”

The ASAP Universal AR15/M16 Mag Loader offers three ways to load MSR magazines—and none involve the user’s thumbs. Loose ammo can be loaded one round at a time with a simple click into place.

“Or, users can engage the loading arm to expedite the process,” Hemeyer said. “The loading arm can handle up to 10 rounds of loose ammo, or rounds held in a stripper clip. The rounds are locked into the mag with a quick push.”

Consumers can try the new loaders at the 2017 NRA Meetings and Exhibits Show in Atlanta, Georgia, April 27 to 30. Butler Creek brand ambassador John Scoutten will be on hand to answer questions. Scoutten is the producer and Emmy award nominee co-host of the Outdoor Channel’s “Shooting USA.” He also competes in multiple shooting events, including NRA Action Pistol, Steel Challenge and the Precision Rifle Series, among others. On Friday, April 28, Scoutten will host a product demonstration at 1 p.m. followed by a question-and-answer session at 1:30 at the Vista Outdoor booth (#2542).

Butler Creek, a Vista Outdoor brand, serves hunters and shooters, offering high-quality accessories such as gun slings, scope covers and more. Learn more at the updated www.butlercreek.com. The site, which is being updated to coincide with the show, features product information as well as tips and a new design that is easier to navigate on all devices.

S.O.TECH – Customer Appreciation Sale

Friday, April 28th, 2017

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S.O.TECH is having a sale on our standard products! Enter discount code “CAS10” at checkout to receive 10% off your entire purchase. Sale good through 5/5/2017 at midnight.

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Savage Arms to Introduce New Firearms at 2017 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits Show

Friday, April 28th, 2017

SUFFIELD, Conn. – April 25, 2017 – Savage Arms is proud to continue its long tradition of innovation by unveiling an exciting lineup of new high-performance firearms at the 2017 NRA Meetings and Exhibits Show in Atlanta, Georgia, April 27-30. The introductions include bolt-action B Series Hardwood rifles, along with the virtually bulletproof single-shot Stevens 301. Caliber options are also expanded for the popular GRS, BA Stealth and MSR 10 Hunter platforms.

In 2016, Savage took bolt-action rimfire performance to new heights with the B Series rifle. The company adds a B Series Hardwood model for 2017, available in 17 HMR, 22 LR and 22 WMR. All feature a 21-inch Sporter barrel and ergonomic, walnut-stained hardwood stock with unique, modern checkering. A 10-round rotary magazine and Savage’s accuracy-boosting adjustable AccuTrigger are also standard.

The new single-shot Stevens 301 features a crisp, reliable break action and rugged, modern synthetic stock that withstands brutal abuse afield. It is available in .410, 12- and 20-gauge models.

Precision long-range shooters looking for the incredibly accurate, high-speed, low-recoil performance of 6mm Creedmoor will now find it as one of the choices in Savage’s proven Model 10 BA Stealth and Model 10 GRS rifles.

The short-action Model 10 BA Stealth is a lightweight, compact long-range chassis gun featuring a factory-blueprinted Model 10 barreled action mated to a custom version of Drake Associates’ Hunter/Stalker monolithic chassis. For its part, the Model 10 GRS houses a full suite of accuracy-enhancing features firmly within a GRS stock made of 15 percent fiberglass-reinforced Durethan, with 65 percent glass bedding material.

Serious hunters know the fast, hard-hitting .338 Federal delivers the range and terminal energy to topple any North American big game animal. For 2017, Savage adds the hotshot short-action cartridge as an option for its MSR 10 Hunter, a lightweight modern sporting rifle purpose-built for high-powered big game performance.

These products and many more can be viewed during the NRA Show at the Vista Outdoor booth no. 2542.

www.savagearms.com

Please Support AmericanSnipers.org

Friday, April 28th, 2017


Since 2003, AmericanSnipers.org has been providing specialized equipment support to military sniper teams. While they sponsor the occassional raffle, much of their funding comes from direct donations. In years past, they would raise quite a bit of money at SHOT Show through the sales of coins, patches and other memorabilia, but SHOT Show has stopped the practice. There’s essentially no overhead with this 501(c)3 Nonprofit with donations used to buy the gear the guys need. Now, with donations down, members of the organization are dipping into their own pockets to support units. Soon, AS.org may have to do something it’s never done before, and that’s say, “No” to a unit requesting help.  Please, help out.  Check out the website for multiple ways to support this fine organization.  

www.americansnipers.org

You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Here we see, Rudy Reyes and Jay Neely of Tumwater Creative at the Beyond Clothing catalog shoot.

Photo Credit: The Warden, Lawless Truth

TYR Tactical Moving Sale

Friday, April 28th, 2017

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The TYR Tactical® Moving Sales starts at midnight! We are getting ready to move into our new 78,000 sq. ft. facility in Peoria, AZ. This will be the first of many moving sales leading up to our Grand Opening week, September 24th-28th. Get a sneak peek at our closeout items now.
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Blue Force Gear Flash Sale at Extreme Outfitters

Friday, April 28th, 2017

15% OFF all Blue Force Gear at Extreme Outfitters. Use code BFF. Friday 4/28/17 only

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LBT Inc Issues Statement Regarding Federal Investigation

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Earlier today, I saw on the local news that officers from the Department of Homeland Security and Defense Criminal Investigative Service served two writs on London Bridge Trading Company (LBT) at their headquarters and factory on London Bridge Road in nearby Virginia Beach. Immediately, the conjecture began on social media, but I decided to find out about what was going on before I wrote anything.

What apparently began as a show of force at about 9:00 AM, quickly dwindled to just a few officers as LBT’s employees cooperated with the investigation, clarifying how their business operates and who its customers are. LBT posted this to social media, in response to social media comments about the event.

As far as I know, no one was arrested, and nothing was seized in the “audit”. To be honest, I’m not quite sure how to refer to it. Raid seems too over the top and audit seems a bit optimistic considering the way it was initiated. It certainly didn’t end the way it started. In response, LBT issued this statement just awhile ago on social media.

From what I understand, the “audit” was part of an ongoing investigation, but so far, no one outside of the government knows exactly what that investigation entails. However, sources tell me that while federal agents knew that LBT manufactured goods in Peru, they had no idea about subsidiary LBX Tactical, nor that business’s purpose, to sell tactical products commercially to the public. It sounds like all they knew was LBT and military contracts. Naturally, this could cause some confusion to anyone who knows that the Berry Amendment requires that all textiles sold to the US military be completely of US origin, from base materials all the way to the finished item. However, many do not know that there are exceptions to this rule.

The governemnt has a lot of flexibility in how it buys the items it needs. The vehicle used to purchase items all depends on who is buying the items, how they are buying them, as well as the overall cost of the purchase. For example, Berry has a threshold of $150,000. This means that if the total procurement is less than $150k, Berry isn’t an issue. This generally applies to direct buys like Government Purchase Card purchases. However, anything purchased through DLA, including via Tailored Logistics System, must be Berry compliant. Another example of an exception to Berry is that if the item is purchased overseas and intended to only be used overseas, Berry requirements can be waived. Early in the war this was sometimes done to buy mountaineering boots.

In addition to Berry purchases, military units can buy through GSA, but this requires that the items be TAA or Trade Agreement compliant in origin. These are made in countries who are on the “good guy” list. Few countries aren’t on the list, but they include China, Vietnam and North Korea, amongst others. Interestingly, several of the countries who aren’t TAA compliant seem to be found in the textile good supply chain. Confused yet?

It can be even more confusing because elements of the national security infrastructure like the intelligence community as well as the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice are not bound to the rules of the Berry Amendment, despite their missions. They must apply other rules which will hopefully be cleared up a bit as the new “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order, signed just last week by President Trump, is implemented.

Hopefully, for LBT and their employees, this is simply a case of confusion. But, until we know the ultimate outcome, LBT says they plan to continue to fill orders. We will keep you posted.