Archive for November, 2018

Adams Arms’ #MagsForToms BuyBack Movement

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Last week, Toms shoes founder, Blake Mycoskie, publicly stated that Toms would donate $5 million to various anti-gun organizations under the guise of “universal background checks to end gun violence.” The reality of the situation is that the concept of a “universal background check” does nothing to stop criminals from getting ahold of firearms, as it only affects the law abiding.

To combat this and take a stand for all Pro-Second Amendment citizens, Adams Arms launched a campaign to send a message that gun owners will not sit by idle and allow the continued degradation of the Rights of the American People. Jens Krogh, the VP of Sales and Marketing for Adams Arms, said the company believes in more freedom for Americans… not less.

The original buyback campaign was to send a free 30rd magazine to anyone (10rd magazines to those in restricted states) who sent a pair of new or used Toms shoes (postmarked) before January 1st, 2019 and burn the Toms via Instagram live, but Adams Arms had a slight change of plans.

“Originally we were going to burn the shoes, but decided that’s no way to treat something that could be used again by homeless veterans,” VP of Sales & Marketing, Jens Krogh, said.

“But then we thought to ourselves… we should at least make the shoes less hippie.  So we’re going to alter them with a pro Second Amendment message and THEN donate them to several worthy causes for veterans and impoverished people living in oppressive countries where they do not have the freedoms we cherish.”

Amend2 Magazines, a high-quality magazine and accessory company based in Idaho, loved the idea so much that they partnered with Adams Arms to support the cause and donated the first batch of #MagsForToms. For every pair of Toms Shoes sent in, one Amend2 30-round (or 10-round) magazine will be sent to your door!

Here’s how it works.  Send Adams Arms your shoes at:

Adams Arms
Mags for TOMS
1551 Gunn Highway
Odessa FL 33556

You must include a note with your shipping address and email address. It must be legal to ship a 30 round mag to your state, or if you live in a restricted state, Adams Arms will send you a 10 round magazine.

Before you send them… post a picture with #shoeburn #magsfortoms and #shallnotbeinfringed to spread the word.

It’s worth pointing out that the organizations in line to get money from Toms are Black & Brown Gun Violence Prevention Consortium, Everytown for Gun Safety, Faith in Action, Giffords, Livefree, March for Our Lives and Moms Demand Action.

For further information about Adams Arms, please visit or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. For more information about Amend2 Magazines, please visit or follow on Facebook and Instagram.

ASA November Membership Drive and Raffle Ends Tonight

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

 Join Today for a Chance to Win One of 20+ Prizes Worth over $15,000

ATLANTA, GA – Thanks to you, last year’s membership drive was a huge success! The money that we raised helped us travel to work on legislation in 8 different states, sent us to DC countless times, and over 20 ASA members took home prizes! Your support is an integral part of our fight for pro-suppressor rights across the nation.

That’s why we’re doing it again – with a twist. This year, the prizes are bigger and better – valued at over $15,000 – and you will have more opportunities to win! Plus, Silencer Shop is going to cover the $200 tax stamp for anyone who wins a suppressor!

As long as your membership is active as of Monday, December 3, 2018, the day of the drawing, you’ll automatically be entered to win. 1-year members will receive one entry in the drawing, 3-year members will receive three entries, and life members will receive ten entries. Want more chances to win? This year you will be able to purchase additional raffle tickets – but a couple of big prizes will be reserved for ASA members only.

Not yet an ASA member? Visit to join and be automatically entered for a chance to win some great prizes. The contest will run from Nov. 1 – Nov. 30, so make sure you don’t miss your chance to win!

WHO: All current and new ASA Members will be entered for a chance to win. Purchase or renew a 1-year membership for one chance to win. Purchase or renew a 3-year membership for three chances to win, and Life Members will have ten chances to win! Are you a current member? You’re entered already! Not a member, or want to increase your chance of winning? This year we will also offer raffle tickets for sale. However, a few of the prizes will be limited to ASA members only.

WHAT: Win one of over twenty prizes, including suppressors, ammunition, accessories and more! Silencer Shop will even pay your transfer tax if you win a suppressor!

WHEN: Contest ends Friday, November 30, 2018, at 11:59pm EST. Winners will be announced Monday, December 3, 2017, at 5:oopm EST on the ASA’s Facebook page.

WHERE: Join now, or purchase raffle tickets at

HOW: Winners will be selected and ranked. Winners will be contacted by phone/email to claim prizes. Winners will be given the opportunity to select their winning prize from the pool of prizes in ranked order similar to a shooting match prize table. See terms & conditions for details.


Members Only Prize Drawing

Barrett Firearms Fieldcraft Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor & DC30 Suppressor with 100 rounds of Hornady Match Ammunition

Daniel Defense WAVE QD suppressor

Freedom Munitions 9mm HUSH 165gr ammunition (500 round case)

Member & Raffle Prize Pool

Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor, Rugged Razor 7.62mm Suppressor with Vortex Razor HD Gen II 3-18×50 and 100 rounds of Hornady Match Ammunition

Ruger American in .308 with Daniel Defense WAVE suppressor and Magpul Hunter Stock

Ruger 10/22 Takedown with Magpul Stock and SilencerCo Switchback 22 Suppressor

OSS Helix HX-QD-762 7.62mm Suppressor

Freedom Munitions 9mm HUSH 165gr ammunition (500 round case)

Tactical Tailor Drag Bag in MultiCam

Surefire Masterfire Holster with XH35 Handgun Light

Cole-Tac $100 Gift Certificate

Magpul DAKA™ suppressor pouch set (small and medium) (5 winners)

12-ounce bag of Black Rifle Coffee Company – Silencer Smooth Roast (5 winners)

An ASA swag package of patches and stickers (5 winners)

— Don’t Forget –

Silencer Shop will cover the $200 tax stamp for each of the suppressor prize winners!

High Desert Outdoor Research announces launch of Kalix Teknik CR1 and CR2

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

CEDAR CREST, New Mexico – November 26, 2018 – High Desert Outdoor Research is proud to announce the most recent additions to their product lines: the Kalix Teknik CR1 and CR2. The CR1 is an adjustable cheek rest compatible with over 90 composite stocks, and the CR2 is a tool-less comb insert designed for wooden stocks.

A perfect sight picture requires proper fitment of a rifle, notably the comb height. Customized comb height allows you to be more consistent, which leads to increased accuracy. Now you can obtain your ideal fit with the easy installation of a Kalix Teknik CR1.

For shooters with a wooden stock, High Desert Outdoor Research also carries the Kalix Teknik CR2.

End users who are not comfortable installing the CR1 can ship their stock to High Desert Outdoor Research. High Desert Outdoor Research uses the MFIX installation tool from Kalix Teknik, designed to guarantee a flawless installation of the CR1 adjustable cheek rest. This service is only available in the United States.

Visit their website learn more about High Desert Outdoor Research.

SIG SAUER Introduces SPEC1 Premium Firearm Care System

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Newington, N.H. (November 29, 2018) – SIG SAUER is pleased to introduce SPEC1, a premium firearm care system, specially formulated for SIG SAUER by SLIP2000. SPEC1 is a non-toxic, non-hazardous, pure synthetic based lubricant with no Teflon™, silicones, or petroleum distillates.

“This partnership between SIG SAUER and SLIP2000 that has resulted in SPEC1 is a win for our consumers. For years SLIP2000 has been the lubricant of choice amongst our SIG SAUER Academy instructors and military units in the U.S. and around the world, because of the quality and performance of the product,” began Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “It’s important to us that our consumers have easy access to the same products used by our instructors, and can have complete confidence in the lubricants and cleaners they are using on their firearms because it has earned the SIG SAUER name. The introduction of SPEC1 accomplishes all of these objectives to the benefit of our end user.”

The complete SPEC1 Premium Firearm Care System includes: synthetic gun lubricant, light gun grease, bore solvent, and gun degreaser. SPEC1 is formulated to reduce heat and wear, and to keep firearms running smoother and lasting longer. SPEC1 will not attract dust, dirt and sand, or feel sticky and tacky like most petroleum-based products on the market today. This synthetic lubricant will not dry up, freeze in cold temperatures, or allow carbon, copper, and plastic wad fouling to stick in the barrels or to gun parts. This non-toxic, non-hazardous formula is completely safe for the end user during application, cleaning, and firing.

“SLIP2000 is honored to be working with SIG SAUER, one of the world’s best firearms companies, to introduce SPEC1. We are also extremely proud that our lubricants earned the favor of the elite SIG SAUER Academy instructors through rigorous use and testing,” began Greg Conner, President, SLIP 2000 / SPS Marketing. “This partnership means that SPEC1 lubricant is now the official lubricant of the SIG SAUER Academy, and that all SIG SAUER firearms will be manufactured with the SPEC1 lubricant, and a product sample will ship with every SIG SAUER firearm. To earn the endorsement of SIG SAUER, and know they want to put their name on our lubricants and cleaners, is very exciting for our brand.”

The SPEC1 Premium Firearm Care System is available at your authorized SIG SAUER dealer, at, and the SIG SAUER Academy Pro Shop, 233 Exeter Road, Exeter, New Hampshire.

Help the NC Army National Guard’s 1-130th Attack Recon Bn Get New T-Shirts by Buying One for Yourself

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Military support artist Travis Getz of Squadron Store was tapped to create the emblems for both Task Force Panther – currently fighting in Afghanistan – and the NC Army National Guard’s 1-130th Attack Recon Battalion, an AH-64 unit that is part of TF Panther.  The Panthers requested shirts but are having trouble meeting a minimum order quantity for their black PT shirt, which is printed on a high quality blended material shirt with moisture wicking properties.  You can help the unit get their morale-boosting shirts by ordering one for yourself.  Sizes go from Youth XS to Adult 5XL and start at $13 (plus tax/shipping).  Orders must be placed by midnight tomorrow (Friday, November 30, 2018).

I spoke with Travis about this endeavor and he had this to add.

Task Force Panther’s CO (currently in Afghanistan) asked me to do their TF emblem.  That went well and I produced it on shirts, coins, stickers, etc.  They ordered in  bulk, it was great.

The Panthers, our local NC AH-64 Apache unit, asked me to work up branding for their unit.  The design was approved by the CO, they put my Panther head design on their engine cowlings, ordered stickers in bulk, it’s awesome!!!

They wanted shirts.  The same type/quality I’d produced for Task Force Panther.  But they asked if I could take the orders individually instead of them having to collect money/arrange a bulk order on their side.   The Task Force is embroiled in the recent flair up in attacks in Afghanistan and so after talking to the family, I decided the best thing to do was to offer the shirts for direct order through my Etsy site.  This is a shift for me because usually I only do bulk orders to units, but it didn’t seem right to have someone ‘off mission’ in order to wrangle the complexities of a shirt order.

One of the shirts, a black PT shirt, only has 22 orders, which is far below minimum order quantity.

Do you think you could consider getting the word out to your readers that – if they want – they can purchase a cool shirt for themselves and help make the Panthers Soldiers and their families/friends getting their shirts a reality?

IMPORTANT:  ordering closes Midnight this Friday (tomorrow) November, 30, 2018!

Bravo Company – Cold Harbor Assaulter Carbine

Thursday, November 29th, 2018


From the pages of the Amazon best selling graphic novels Black Powder Red Earth® the Cold Harbor Assaulter Carbine, built by BCM®, features Cold Harbor laser marked upper and lower BCM receivers with either a KMR-A(KeyMod Modular Rail Alpha) or MCMR(MLOK Compatible Modular Rail) hand guard.


The carbines include a BCM Mod 4 Gunfighter Grip, BCM PNT Trigger, FDE BCM Bolt Carrier and a full BCM polymer accessory package to include a Mod 3 Gunfighter Pistol Grip, Enhanced Trigger Guard, Rail Panel Kit and Mod 0 SOPMOD stock with all polymer hydro dipped in Multicam Black by Joint Force Enterprises.


The weapon system ships with a choice of a 12.5” 5.56 or 11.5” 5.56 Factory Short Barreled Rifle or AR pistol with an SB Tactical Brace(pictured). All uppers are shipped suppressor ready with a Surefire War Comp capping a 1/7 twist 11595E barrel.


Specced with the assistance of US Army Special Operations combat veterans from the BCM Gunfighter Program, the Cold Harbor Assaulter Carbine is the platform of choice for real-world urban and rural applications.

Available exclusively from Gun Gallery Jacksonville here:

Factory SBR

Pistol Variant

Learn more about Black Powder Red Earth at

Attention US Military Retirees – Your Current Dental Program Is Going Away – Sign Up For The New One, Plus Vision Insurance

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

If you’re a military retiree like me, you’ve been using the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program through Delta Dental, but that’s going away at the end of this year.

Instead, we’re eligible to enroll in the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). In addition to dental insurance, we can also get vision coverage which is a welcome addition for me as I started wearing glasses a few years ago.

New coverage will begin 1 January, 2019, but you will not be automatically enrolled in a FEDVIP plan for 2019. It is imperative you enroll during the Federal Benefits Open Season, which is November 12–December 10, 2018.

After consulting with my dentist regarding which plans he accepts, I took the plunge the other day. I didn’t need any existing passwords for MyPay or DEERS. The website was easy to use and within 15 minutes I had enrolled in both dental vision plans for myself and my dependents, and that time included comparing available plans.

You can’t ignore this. Once again, if you don’t enroll, you’ll lose your coverage.

Visit for more information.

”They Shall Not Grow Old”

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

They Shall Not Grow Old” is a documentary on World War One by the famed Peter Jackson. The film was funded by 14-18 NOW and the Imperial War Museums in association with the BBC, debuting last month during the London Film Festival.

A limited US theatrical release is planned for December 17 and 27, before ending up on VOD. The meticulously restored and colorized vintage film will presented in both 2D and 3D.