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Vertx Launches 5 Days of Thanks Campaign 2017

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Philanthropic campaign aims to support military and public safety organizations during the holiday season

October 1, 2017
Cincinnati, OH—Vertx, a leader in low-profile apparel and gear for the Prepared Professional, announces the return of its 5 Days of Thanks campaign. The campaign aims to say “thanks” to customers while paying it forward to organizations that support veterans, law enforcement or other groups that protect our life and liberty.
The 5 Days of Thanks Campaign gives customers the opportunity to submit the name of their favorite charity or organization to receive one of four $500 contributions or one $1000 contribution. By signing up at customers will be able to submit their entries as well as enter for a chance to win a $200 Vertx gift card valid through December 31, 2017. A complete list of terms and conditions for the 5 Days of Thanks campaign can be found on the Vertx website.

The 2017 Vertx 5 Days of Thanks campaign begins Sunday, Oct. 1 and will run through Nov. 15, 2017.
“Last year we saw incredible enthusiasm for the campaign, and it truly goes to show how supportive this industry is,” said Justin Roberts, Brand Manager of Vertx. “The 5 Days of Thanks campaign is our way of giving back and saying thanks to our military, first responders and organizations that support them. Without them, we wouldn’t enjoy the safety and freedoms that we do every day.” Organizational winners will be chosen starting November 20th, 2017 through Black Friday, November 24th, 2017. Winners will be announced via the Vertx email newsletter, Vertx’s Facebook page, and Instagram throughout the week of November 20th.

Thyrm Introduces The CLENS

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

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Sunnyvale, CA — Lights perform best when their lenses are clean. CLENS provides an easy way to protect lenses during extended shooting sessions.  Like goggle tear-offs for off-road racing, just remove the dirty CLENS to return a light to its optimal brightness.

CLENS is a heat-resistant, clear polymer circle. CLENS protects the lens from carbon and other debris that can build up from the use of lights during firearms training. Also, extended exposure to carbon can permanently damage/discolor unprotected lenses. No longer will shooters have to apply Vaseline before shooting, replace a lens, or risk abrasion with lens cleaners. CLENS can be removed to instantly provide a clear lens for maximum brightness.

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CLENS’ mild adhesive backing has a higher affinity for polymer than glass. This makes it easy to attach and position, without leaving adhesive on the light. Three sizes are included to fit a wide range of flashlight and weapon light lenses.

The CLENS is the collaborative effort of Thyrm and Sage Instruments. Aaron Cowan of Sage Instruments states, “We noticed the degradation of light output as a student progressed in a low-light class. They often struggled to get the light’s lens clean and that process took them out of the class for a period of time. We knew that this was the answer.”

“Our mission is to produce innovative products that address our customer’s needs. Like the SwitchBack® and CellVault®, the CLENS improves the function of flashlights and weapon lights. There is nothing like it,” said Thyrm CEO Andrew Frazier.

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You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

In München liegt ein Moral Patch.


Danke Joachim
Eins, Zwei, G’suffa!

2018 Hot Shots Calendar Now Available

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Each year, Hot Shots creates a pinup calendar in order to raise awareness and funds for Help for Heroes in the UK and SOF charities in the US.


Here’s a behind the scenes look at this year’s production at the High Bar Homestead, near Gillette, Wyoming, courtesy of sponsors Edgar Brothers and MultiCam brand.

To order, visit for US and Canada and for UK and rest of world.

IWI US Is Phasing Out The Original Tavor SAR

Friday, September 29th, 2017


With the release of the Tavor X95 and the favorable response of its ergonomic and functional improvements over the original Tavor SAR, one could wonder how IWI would handle having both rifles available in their product line. Well, in a not-so-surprising move, IWI US formally announced they are phasing the Tavor SAR out of their product line, citing a market preference towards the X95 that lead to declining sales of the SAR. This phasing out will occur over the coming months, with production shifting towards greater focus on the X95, as well as the Tavor 7, a Tavor variant chambered for .308 WIN.

You can check out the official press release at the link below:

Raptor Tactical – Sentinel Skull Crusher 

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Raptor Tactical’s Sentinel Skull Crusher is a one-size-fits-all headgear for use of Night Vision Devices.


It is padded and includes rounding channels for cables.


While it does not come with an NVG shroud it is pre-cut to accept three-hole shrouds.


Additionally, there are holes at the side which will accept Magpul MOE rails. When fitted to the Sentinel Skull Crusher, you can add lights, cameras and other Picatinny compatible accessories.


At the rear there is also a PALS compatible Velcro field to accept the included counterweight pouch.


Counterweight Pouch.


At the top, there is Velcro to mount strobes, lights or other markers.


Interestingly, the Sentinel Skull Crusher also accepts helmet chinstraps.


Here’s a quick video.

Offered in MultiCam, Coyote, Black and Ranger Green.

Jason Curns Joins Grey Ghost Precision as Vice President of Firearms

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Lakewood, WA – Grey Ghost Precision, leading manufacturers of accurate, reliable, and attainable weapon systems, is excited to announce the hiring of Jason Curns as the company’s Vice President of Firearms, effective September 25th. In his new position, Curns will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for all sales, customer service and marketing initiatives for the Grey Ghost Precision brand.

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“Through his combined passion for the firearms industry and undeniable track record in personal customer service and care, adding Jason to the Grey Ghost Precision team was one of the most common sense decisions we’ve ever made,” said Grey Ghost Precision, CEO Casey Ingels. “His extensive experience in the commercial sales and firearms industry as a whole positions him to help lead our team and take our products to the next level.”

Curns joins GGP with more than 22 years of combined experience in sales, customer service, customer logistics, manufacturing and supply chain. His previous experiences include the development and execution of Grey Ghost Precision’s premier rifles, the S-Series Heavy and Light, under the partnership of then-Mega Arms (now ZEV Technologies).

“It’s an honor to be aligned with such strong, brand with Grey Ghost Precision,” Curns said. “Within the team at GGP, there is such a strong, collective passion that mirrored my own personal ethos. One that was not just for the products, but for the end-users. The primary focus is to connect with the consumers on a level that most manufacturers cannot, because they don’t try to establish that relationship of trust and reliability. Through this passion and strategy we can continue to grow the GGP brand and set ourselves further apart from the field.”

ZEV and CGS Announce Kraken Suppressor Collaboration

Friday, September 29th, 2017

ZEV Technologies and CGS Suppressors LLC teamed up to design and produce what they claim to be the lightest, quietest, and most versatile 9mm handgun suppressor currently available.


The Kraken has a shielded baffle stack comprised of 7075 T6 Aluminum that has been Type III Hard Anodized to Military Specifications.


-Capable of metering 114db in accordance with MIL-STD-1474D when mounted on a ZEV G17 host shooting Freedom Munitions 165gr Hush ammunition.
-Utilizes second generation Orion baffles for the best sound reduction available.
-Uses special cut pistons to limit first round pop.
-An industry leading 12 piston engagement points allows users to easily adjust for point of impact shift on different host firearms.
-The baffles and the shroud shield the tube from carbon and debris.
-1/2×28 threading for compatibility with ZEV match grade threaded barrels.
-Easy to remove baffles for quick user serviceability.


Tube: 6061 T6 Aluminum
Blast Baffle: 17-4 Stainless Steel
Baffles: 7075 T6 Aluminum
Piston Assembly: 17-4 Stainless Steel