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GAOS 20 – Can-Am 6×6 All Terrain Vehicles

Friday, February 7th, 2020

The off-road section of GAOS is filled with various options. These two 6-wheeled vehicles stood out. In both cases that third axel offers increased payload and ground contact.

The Defender 6×6 DPS is a side by side machine with a traditional steering wheel.

It incorporates a Rotax 976cc V-twin producing 82 horsepower and 69 foot pounds of torque. It’s can carry up to 1,000 pounds and has a towing capacity of 3,000 pounds.

The bed can be opened up for larger sizes loads.

The Outlander Max 6×6 XT 1000 ATV features a 1000 Rotax V-Twin engine which produces 82 horsepower. It has a carrying capacity out of Additionally, there is a factory installed 3,000 pound WARN winch.

If there’s a drawback to the Outlander Max, it’s the wide turn radius due to the handlebar steering and extra axel.

The bed can be tilted to dump hauled material.

GAOS 20 – Freedom Frames

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Firearms owners are always looking for ways to protect their valuables, yet have ready access to their guns.

Enter Freedom Frames. Sure, it looks like a mild mannered picture frame, but the picture slides up to reveal a secret compartment.

The compartment is full length and can be configured to conceal quite a few different items.

Freedom Frames are available in different sizes and finishes.

GAOS 20 – FN 509 Compact MRD

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

A great thing about GAOS is that manufacturers display their wares and answer the buying public’s’ questions.

In this case, FN USA is showing off the new FN 509 Compact MRD.

Like it’s full and mid sized counterparts, it’s a 9mm, striker fired pistol with a flat faced trigger. The barrel is 3.7-inch barrel and comes with 12+1 capacity, but will accept other, larger 509 magazines. The pistol includes two different back straps to accommodate different fits.

The big thing going on is that this is an optics ready pistols, incorporating FN’s Low-Profile Optics Mounting System which accepts nearly all commercially available miniature red dot optics and features blackout iron sights that co-witness.

Available in booth Black and FDE.

GAOS 20 – Magpul

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

A dream date with a dream gun.

I started going to GAOS a few years ago after talking to Drake at Magpul who told me it was a great way to meet a whole new group of Gun enthusiasts. He’s right!

Drake is seen here with a Ruger PC9 outfitted with the new Magpul Backpacker Stock and PMAG D-50 9mm 50 round drum.

2020 Great American Outdoor Show

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

It’s that time of year again kids!

We are already over halfway through the NRA’s Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA. You’d think that it wouldn’t be packed smack dab in the middle of the week, but you’d be wrong. Thousands of outdoor enthusiasts, entire families are here in force. I drove over five hours to get here. If you’re in driving range, experience it, at least once.

GAOS 19 – Section 21 T-shirts from Rockwell Tactical

Friday, February 8th, 2019

Our friends at Rockwell Tactical are selling Section 21 T-shirts to commemorate the Pennsylvania Constitution’s commitment to the right to bear arms, raise awareness, and solicit donations to the fight for this precious right in Pittsburgh.

Article I, Section 21 of the Pennsylvania State Constitution states: “The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.”

Many of Pennsylvania’s citizens, and politicians in Harrisburg, have no idea (or simply do not care) that they are violating the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by simply asking the question. Remind them of our inalienable right to bear arms and defend ourselves.

For each T-shirt sold, Rockwell Tactical will donate $5 to Firearms Industry Consulting Group, P.C., to support the legal challenges being prepared by Firearm Owners Against Crime and Allegheny County Sportsmen’s League in relation to the City of Pittsburgh’s unlawful anti-Second Amendment proposals.

If you can’t make it to the Great American Outdoor Show, get yours at www.rockwelltactical.com/allproducts/section-21-t-shirt.

GAOS 19 – Geissele Automatics Super Duty

Friday, February 8th, 2019

Right before SHOT Show, Bill Geissele hosted a live internet broadcast to unveil his new complete carbines. They had them At SHOT Show but the counter was two deep, waiting to look at them every time I stopped by. Fortunately, they were also displaying the carbines at GAOS.

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The line is called Super Duty and currently consists of the Super Duty and Super Duty LE. Barrel lengths for the Super Duty are 10.3″, 14.5″, 16″ and 18″, while the restricted LE model is only available with a 16″ barrel. But get this, the Super Duty LE is only $750 as configured below.

Super Duty LE

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UPPER RECEIVER
Mil-Spec, M4 Feed Ramps. CNC Machined of 7075-T6 Aluminum, Black Type III Hard Coat Anodized

MUZZLE DEVICE
• Mil-Spec A2 Flash Hider

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BARREL
• Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel, 1:7 Twist, 16? Government Profile, Geissele-length Gas System, and HP/MPI Tested

GAS SYSTEM
• “Bombproof” Pinned Low Profile Geissele Super Gas Block, Mid-length, Direct Impingement

HANDGUARD
• ALG Defense LE Blue Line V2 EMR, CNC Machined of 6061-T6 Aluminum, Type III Hard Coat Anodized

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CHARGING HANDLE
• Mil-Spec

BOLT CARRIER GROUP
• Mil-Spec 158 Carpenter Steel, Shot Peened, HPT, MPI Tested, Full Auto Rated Carrier, upgraded ejector, 5 coil gold ejector spring, insert and high temp highly durable orange o-ring included.

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BACKUP SIGHTS
Geissele Flip or Fixed Sights

LOWER RECEIVER
Mil-Spec with Enhanced Flared Magazine Well CNC Machined of 7075-T6 Aluminum, Type III Hard Coat Anodized

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TRIGGER
• ALG ACT – Advanced Combat Trigger
5.5 lbs. pull weight, single stage, Nickel Boron / Nickel Teflon Coated, Full Power Hammer Spring

PISTOL GRIP
• Mil-Spec A2

BUFFER SYSTEM
• Super 42 H1
Triple Wire Braided, 15% stronger average return force over standard buffer spring, removes spring reverberations (TWANG)

SAFETY
• Geissele Posi-Lock

BOLT CATCH
• Maritime Bolt Catch

STOCK
• Magpul CTR

RECEIVER EXTENSION
• Mil-Spec 6 Position 7075-T6 Aluminum

Super Duty

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The Super Duty models are fully customizable from muzzle device to stock and optics to weapon light. Along with all of those choices comes. a price tag. You’ve got to check out the site to see it. They are available in Black, OD Green and Desert Dirt Color.

2019 Great American Outdoor Show

Friday, February 8th, 2019

For the past few years I’ve made the drive up from Hampton Roads to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to attend the Great American Outdoor Show. In the past I’ve only ever made a cursory reference to what the show is and occasionally made offhand comments about the “chaos of GAOS.” But I must assure you, those comments were made out of admiration. The show is massive and lasts for a full nine days! It’s amazing what they make happen.

This year I want to show a bit of what’s available.

If you’re an outdoorsman, particularly in the northeastern US, you need to attend GAOS at least once. As you’ll see, there’s something for everyone.

GAOS is a regional institution. While the two weekends enjoy high attendance, you’ll see crowds during the middle of the week, and these aren’t just singleton visitors. Entire families make the trek to the show and spend the whole day exploring the various halls.

In fact, the show goes for so long, many exhibitors use shifts of more than one group dividing the schedule up. With GAOS coming so close on the heels of SHOT Show, it’s amazing to see all hands on deck from companies that just did it a few weeks ago. The dedication to the customer is amazing.

Speaking of which, this is a customer driven show and not an industry only show like SHOT Show or closed to NRA members like the NRA Annual Meeting. Although none of the firearms companies sell direct to the customers, like a gun show, there are hundreds of vendors who sell a variety of products and services.

You can meet hundreds of outfitters and guide services offering a wide variety of experiences, like this gator hunt.

You can even meet with an Army recruiter.

There are tents, campers, and log homes on display.

There’s boating…

And fishing…

If offroad adventures are your game, there are vehicles and accessories galore.

If you are there for firearms, you’ll have access to some of the latest and greatest.

Air guns?

3D Action Archery?

You want camouflage? They’ve got it too.

What kind of an NRA event would it be without the Wall of Guns?

There are also multiple places to eat in the expo center and a wide variety of foods available. Lines can be long during peak meal times.

There’s just no way around it, with so many attendees, parking can be frustrating. It may take awhile to park and then you may have to wait for a shuttle bus. Which means, mind the weather. Although it’s warm and dry once you get inside, you may be standing outside for a wait of up to 15-20 minutes, depending on shuttle bus lines.

Even if you can’t make it this year, go next year. It’s a great time.

Learn more, and buy tickets at www.greatamericanoutdoorshow.org.