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Propper Celebrates the 4th of July with 25% Off

Friday, June 29th, 2018

What’s July 4th without an awesome sale to help celebrate the independent free market?! Today thru July 4th, take 25% off sitewide!

PLUS – we have new graphic tees, including the always-appropriate FREEDOM tee!

Use promo code J418.


FirstSpear Friday Focus – Non-Stocking Non-Standard First Ons Overrun

Friday, June 29th, 2018

FirstSpear has a limited overrun of Non-Stocking Non-Standard First On™ Plate Carriers originally developed for a large metropolitan police department. The vests are 100% brand new featuring First On adjustable shoulder straps, industry leading Tubes Rapid-Release technology and FirstSpear laser cut 6/12 platform. Colors and Quantities are very limited and no back orders will be filled. Don’t wait! Made in the USA.


The Summit Experience – Day 5

Friday, June 29th, 2018

This is the fifth day of our trip to BSA’s Summit Experience. We’ve combined with a contingent from a Boy Scout Troop in Yorktown, Virginia, which is just across the water from our home of Chesapeake. So far, we’ve had an amazing experience, meeting people from all over America and learning new skills. Today, we attended Low Gear, Ropes and Big Zip.

This morning’s breakfast was chicken and waffles, along with scrambled eggs. Afterward, the camp conducted a flag ceremony and we recited the Pledge of Allegiance, Scout Oath and Scout Law.

We hiked to Low Gear, a mountain Biking activity. We were issued helmets and bikes and then given instruction on how to ride on the trail. Everyone participated in a group ride of about three miles which included down and uphill including switchbacks, mud holes and jumps. After that, smaller groups negotiated various other trails. In all, SBR boasts 32 miles of dedicated mountain bike trails.

We ate a lunch onsite, consisting of cold cuts for sandwiches, sunflower seeds and cookies.

Every training site features water for the participants, often in the form of water buffalos.

The hike to our next event was very short. Ropes is SBR’s version of a COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) Course where various elevated rope and cable obstacles must be surmounted in order to progress further in the course.

Built by Bonsai Design, it has a common entry point with several choices of obstacles to negotiate to get to the end. From above, it resembles a spiderweb. As you can see, it exists right in the trees, with very little was cut back to accommodate the course. The finale is an assisted rappel from a platform about 30 feet in the air.

The hike to our last event of the day, the Big Zip, takes about 45 minutes up a winding mountain trail. But the opportunity to go in excess of 50 mph down this 3,000 ft long zip line, makes it worthwhile.

Dinner was cheese tortellini or a sausage and chicken gumbo with green beans and garlic bread.

Tomorrow is The Trax and The Park.

Shadow Systems Releases Combat Special Glock 19 Slide, in Partnership with OpticsPlanet

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Plano, TX (June, 2018) – Shadow Systems, a US-based manufacturer of Glock compatible parts and accessories, is proud to announce the release of the ‘Combat Special’ Glock 19 Slide, available exclusively through OpticsPlanet.

The G19 OpticsPlanet Combat Special Slide w/Cover Plate is engineered to maximize the function and handling characteristics of your Glock G19 pistol. Machined from hardened 17-4 stainless steel, the slide features aggressively raked front and rear serrations, weight reducing window and pocket cuts, and precisely executed chamfers and radiuses throughout. The Combat Special also features an optics mount cut for the Trijicon RMR miniature red dot sight.

The slides are coated in cutting edge hard-use finishes–DLC is renowned for its hardness, lubricity, and deep black color. Our new PVD FDE finish is chemically identical to the finish chosen for the Army’s new modular handgun program. Not simply Cerakote, this is a chemically bonded PVD finish that is substantially tougher than conventional epoxy type finishes. Includes hardcoat anodized cover plate, cover plate screws, and RMR mounting screws.

“We’re excited to be partnering with Optics Planet on this product.  Their input into the design helped us create a slide that looks great but is built tough enough for serious work.  We are looking forward to doing other products with the OpticsPlanet team in the future.”

– Trevor Roe – General Manager, Shadow Systems

The Combat Special side is currently shipping in a Gen 3 configuration, with Gen 4 to follow shortly.


NRA Announces Sponsors for 2018 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championship

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

BRISTOL, Ind. – The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce the sponsors for the 2018 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championship, scheduled for July 18-30, 2018, at Chief Wa-Ke’-De Rifle Range in Bristol, Indiana. This year’s sponsors include Lapua, Ruger, SK, Champion’s Choice, ELEY, FN America, Krieger Barrels, Lauer Custom Weaponry, O.F. Mossberg & Sons and Otis Technology.

The NRA National Matches build upon a century of shooting sports heritage and traditions, and for the fourth year the NRA National Smallbore Championships will bring the legacy and excitement of the prestigious competitive shooting match to Chief Wa-Ke’-De Range, just 200 miles north of Camp Atterbury and 160 miles west of Camp Perry.

The nation’s finest civilian and military marksmen will convene on Chief Wa-Ke’-De Range’s 100 covered firing points ranges for nearly two weeks of smallbore rifle competition in a variety of formats. The matches will once again include Conventional Prone, Conventional Three-Position, Metric Prone and Metric Three-Position Championships, wherein competitors shoot Metallic Sights, Any Sights, and Team Matches. This year the championship will also feature Smallbore F-Class matches as a new addition to the lineup.

Just before the Smallbore Championships, Bristol will also host the NRA Junior Smallbore Camp scheduled for July 14-18, 2018. Relocated from Ohio and celebrating its inaugural year at Chief Wa-Ke’-De Range, the camp’s new location will offer all of the same excellent intermediate camp experiences for high school age students, along with several new and exciting additions. This year’s NRA Junior Smallbore Camp will be sponsored by SK. SK will provide product support during the NRA Junior Smallbore Camp and continue to support junior shooters during the NRA/SK Mentor Match at the NRA Smallbore Rifle Championships.

For more information about the 2018 NRA Smallbore National Matches, including registration, calendar of events, official program, and more, visit the official website by clicking here. For more about the NRA Junior Smallbore Camp, click here.

Tripwire Operations Group Launches F.I.R.S.T. Division

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

New Division Challenges the Status Quo of Current Homicide Investigation Practices, Teaches Outdoor Crime Scene Reconstruction
Gettysburg, PA – June 28, 2018 – Tripwire Operations Group announces the launch of its all-new F.I.R.S.T. Division. F.I.R.S.T. – Forensic. Investigation. Research. Services. Training. – offers a variety of short courses in the areas of forensic anthropology, outdoor crime scene reconstruction, forensic scene mapping, mass disaster scene processing, disaster morgue protocols, cold case reviews, and scene mapping of actual forensic scenes. F.I.R.S.T. courses challenge the current crime scene investigation status quo and instead teach the importance of crime scene reconstruction to fully understand how a death event occurred. The Division is run by forensic anthropology and archaeology consultants for Tripwire Operations Group, Dennis Dirkmaat, Ph.D., D-ABFA, and FBI Special Agent Michael Hochrein (ret).

“We’re proud to have Dennis and Mike as a part of the team at Tripwire. They’re the best at what they do and are giving medical examiners and first responders a more accurate way to conduct an outdoor homicide investigation,” said Ryan J. Morris, owner, Tripwire Operations Group. “There’s no one else out there bringing this type and level of training to first responders. The F.I.R.S.T. Division is a natural expansion for us as we continue to set the standard for high-quality training for first responders across the country and internationally.”

Dirkmaat and Hochrein take a different approach to outdoor crime scene reconstruction and homicide investigation, going beyond standard law enforcement procedures to put crime scenes into context.

“There are simply too many ‘agents,’ such as animals, weather, water, snow, and humans, at an outdoor crime scene that can alter evidence after a death event takes place. And each manipulation of that evidence, be it from animals or weather or other factors, can have a profound effect on the types of conclusions we can draw, and further, may impact our understanding of how that individual died,” explained Dirkmaat. “We’re here to educate and inform law enforcement officers and medical examiners as to the importance of reconstructing, and thereby fully understanding, an outdoor crime scene.”

A recently completed F.I.R.S.T. Division course taught to a group of medical examiners from Kazakhstan is currently featured on the Tripwire blog. Visit the blog to learn more about this group of students and the best practices they’re returning home to implement.

F.I.R.S.T Division courses are scheduling now for Fall 2018. For more information and to register, visit: tripwireops.org/events.

Follow Tripwire Operations Group on Instagram @tripwire_operations_group and on Facebook @TripwireOperationsGroup to learn more about available classes and how to register.

SIG SAUER: Made in America

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

A few of the men and women of SIG SAUER talk about what it means to be a part of one of the world’s leading defense and shooting sports companies, the pride they have in their veteran brothers and sisters and the dedication and hard work that goes in to being proudly “made in America”.

Kit Badger – 8.6 Creedmoor & The Fix by Q

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Kit Badger goes over the new 8.6 Creedmoor, essentially the big brother to the 300 Blackout. The platform is The Fix by Q.

To read the rest of the story, visit kitbadger.com/8-6-creedmoor-the-fix-by-q