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TNVC PVS-14 Powered Bridge Mount (PBM-A) Awarded Patent

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Originally introduced in 2019, the TNVC TNV/PVS-14 PBM-A (Powered Bridge Mount – Auxiliary Power) was developed to provide allow end-users to quickly, easily, and effectively convert already-fielded PVS-14 MNVDs (Monocular Night Vision Devices) into a BNVD (Binocular Night Vision Device) configuration. Already in use with military, law enforcement, and individual users, the TNVC PBM has been awarded Patent # US 11,131,843 B2 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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While bridge systems that allow two PVS-14 MNVDs to be bridged together are not in and of themselves unique, the patented TNVC PBM features a unique power control system that not only allows both PVS-14s to powered and controlled using a single power control knob and on-board AA battery located within the Powered Bridge Mount. Combined with the articulating design and auxiliary power connection on the PBM-A provides a similar capability and feature set to the USSOCOM AN/PVS-31 family as a retro-fit capability.

Binocular night vision goggles offer significant advantages over individual monocular systems, such as improved depth perception and situational awareness, allowing end-users to process information faster and more accurately. While purpose designed dedicated binocular systems do continue to have advantages over bridged MNVDs such as overall system weight, as much of DoD begins to transition its close combat formations to binocular night vision goggles with programs such as the ENVG-B, many individuals and organizations that already possess PVS-14 MNVDs may not find it immediate feasible or cost-effective to replace them with dedicated binocular systems. The TNV/PVS-14 PBM-A allows those individuals and organizations to obtain many of the advantages of binocular systems without having to purchase brand new dedicated BNVDs.

Conversion to the PBM is non-permanent, and can be quickly accomplished in the field, and is compatible with readily available BNVS “dovetail” style mounts already in use by many organizations. The PBM also features a distinctive “yoke and harness” attachment system to provide the best possible image to the end user by ensuring optical and mechanical alignment of the individual PVS-14s, and is stable enough for collimation.*

TNVC TNV/PVS-14 PBM-A Spec Sheet:

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The TNVC TNV/PVS-14 PBM-A is in-stock and available now at tnvc.com/shop/tnvc-pvs14-powered-bridge-mount

For unit or agency purchases, please contact [email protected] for a quote or for more information.

*non-user level maintenance, requires collimation test set

CMC Triggers Corp Signs Laura Burgess Marketing for Public Relations

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

The Texas-based designers and makers of aftermarket gun parts, known for their AR15/10 Drop-in Trigger Group, hire an industry marketing veteran to take their business to the next level.

Fort Worth, Texas (October 2021) – CMC Triggers Corp., a Texas-based, family-owned and operated company designing and producing quality aftermarket gun parts, announce they will be partnering with Laura Burgess Marketing (LBM) to expand awareness of the CMC Triggers brand through a comprehensive strategy of press and writer relations, social media, and other marketing initiatives.

“This past year has been a year of significant changes for CMC Triggers,” Jack Biegel, owner and president, explained. “We are at the point that our marketing efforts need to step up and align with our strategic business goals for the future of the company. Laura Burgess Marketing brings years of experience within the shooting sports industry and we are confident that as part of our team, LBM will help us reach our goals to engage new customers and markets.”

“At LBM, we are excited to work with the CMC Triggers team and help them grow their market share through our industry relations,” Laura Burgess, president of LBM, added. “It is a pleasure to work with this family-owned business and support their marketing efforts.”

CMC Triggers’ AR15/10 Drop-in Trigger is designed to significantly improve the performance and accuracy of the firearm. Combining years of aerospace manufacturing with advanced machining experience, CMC Triggers are built with the highest standards with tolerances of +/-.001. CMC Triggers are designed to function under the most adverse conditions, consistently and reliably. With thousands in the hands of sport shooters, competition shooters, security professionals, law enforcement, and military personnel, customers all agree on a resounding and positive difference in how their gun feels and functions, from the range to the battlefield. CMC Triggers drop-in triggers for the AR15/10 in single and two-stage for several firearm platforms, barrels and firearms parts, all produced and sold with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and Lifetime Warranty.

LBM will help support press and writer relations, social media programs, as well as evaluate and strategize their upcoming 2022 advertising plans.


CMC Triggers Two-Stage Drop-in Triggers

Cobalt Kinetics Hires Gabriel Cabrera as Chief Sales Officer!

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

October 19th, 2021: Cobalt Kinetics, a manufacturer of American Masterpiece firearms, is proud to announce the addition of its newest team member – Gabriel Cabrera. Gabriel is Cobalt’s new Chief Sales Officer for the brand. This position is vital to Cobalt’s new “return to center” growth strategy and Gabriel brings years of industry experience with him to the role. Gabriel has well over 12+ years of industry related experience to the Cobalt brand, and a rich history of successful accomplishments from previous employers, like Taurus USA, Breakthrough Clean Technologies, VZ Grips, and most recently Rosco Manufacturing.

“My goal is to position this amazing brand for success! With a market that is saturated with mediocre platforms I hope to provide dealers/ consumers with a superior option that they were not aware existed. I want to create strong relationships with our Dealers and Consumers, and I fully acknowledge that the only way to achieve this is through hard-work and commitment. This is something that I take pride in knowing that I can bring to the team. The next year will be a strong “building” year for Cobalt, and I am excited to get started!”

– Gabriel Cabrera (Chief Sales Officer)

Effective immediately Gabriel will be handling all Sales Operations and Marketing Communications for the brand. If you are a Dealer interested in learning more about the new updates with the brand, or have Marketing inquiries make sure to reach out to Gabriel Cabrera ([email protected]).

“We are extremely excited to have Gabriel join our growing team and we have no doubt that he will take us to the top. His body of work speaks for itself, and we are happy that he is under Team Cobalt now!”

– Aaron Quinn (Owner/ CEO)

For more information on Cobalt Kinetics and their products go to www.CobaltKinetics.com

John Noveske – Lost Footage 2011

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

Mil-Spec Monkey sent us this note and video of John Noveske to share with our readers.

Back when we did a Noveske Rifleworks tour, John also did an interview style video with us. He was always a bit camera shy so never got around to telling us to publish the video, however we feel there never was anything to worry about in the footage. Finally deciding to release, we hope folks will appreciate learning more about John’s personality and philosophy on a range of subjects. The footage is lightly edited to let his character and knowledge points shine.

We were fortunate enough to be able to hang out with John for a solid day where he showed great hospitality and being an all around great dude. It was clear we lost an industry great when he passed in 2013.

May John’s legacy live on!

Bushnell Elite Tactical Continues GAP Grind Title Sponsorship for 2021

Saturday, October 2nd, 2021

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – September 30, 2021 – Bushnell®, an industry leader in performance optics, continues its title sponsorship of the GA Precision/Bushnell “GAP Grind” Pro/Am. Widely known as the largest and most sought-after precision rifle match in the world, the 2021 GAP Grind/Bushnell Pro/Am will be hosted by K&M Precision Rifle Training October 1-3 at the K&M Shooting Complex in Finger, Tennessee.

During this year’s competition, Bushnell will be debuting new 2021 Elite Tactical optics and will have multiple staff members and team shooters on site throughout the match. As a bonus, attendees at this year’s competition will have the opportunity to get hands-on with new Elite Tactical riflescopes at two side stages before the main match.

In partnership with GA Precision and Daniel Defense, new Elite Tactical DMR3 and XRS3 riflescopes will be available for attendees to test out on both centerfire and rimfire rifles. The newly released XRS3 6-36×56 FFP and DMR3 3.5-21×50 FFP scopes feature the most advanced Elite Tactical optical system ever. Both the DMR3 and XRS3 come with a high magnification ED Prime objective, as well as fully multi-coated elements, EXO Barrier™ protection and a proprietary G4P reticle with new reticle element coating. The new coating pushes the limits of the ultrawideband coating system by increasing light transmission by nearly 2% over previous designs. The culmination of these improvements delivers state-of-the-art optical performance in an already proven, durable and repeatable package.

Bushnell will also debut other recently introduced products during the event including the new Fusion X rangefinding binoculars and Elite Tactical LMSS2 spotting scope. Attendees are encouraged to stop by the Bushnell booth to see the latest in new products as well as speak with factory representatives.

For more information on Bushnell Elite Tactical or to see their full lineup of optics, visit Bushnell.com. For additional information on the GAP Grind, go to kmprecisionrifletraining.com.

RCBS, Champion and Hoppe’s Continue GAP Grind Sponsorship for 2021

Saturday, October 2nd, 2021

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – September 30, 2021 – RCBS, the leading manufacturer of ammunition reloading equipment for rifles and pistols, along with Champion Traps & Targets and Hoppe’s, is pleased to announce that the three Vista Outdoor brands have once again teamed up to sponsor the GA Precision/Bushnell “GAP Grind” Pro/Am.

Widely known as the largest and most sought-after precision rifle match in the world, the 2021 GAP Grind/Bushnell Pro/Am will be hosted by K&M Precision Rifle Training October 1-3 at the K&M Shooting Complex in Finger, Tennessee. In association with the Precision Rifle Series (PRS), the competition will include individual, and team awards for both amateurs and professionals.

Pro shooters representing RCBS, Champion and Hoppe’s will be competing throughout the weekend’s events, and the three brands will also bring a variety of products for competitors to see firsthand. This year, RCBS released two new powder dispensers, the ChargeMaster Link and ChargeMaster Supreme. The Link is built off the rock-solid load cell and electronics found in the popular RCBS ChargeMaster Lite, but now offers best-in-class Bluetooth® technology to make reloading easier than ever. The Supreme also features Bluetooth as well as feedback loop algorithms and automatic adjustments as part of its exclusive “Learn Mode” function that helps to make reloading easier than ever.

Products from all three brands will be heavily featured on the prize table and attendees at this year’s match are encouraged to stop by the booth and talk with brand representatives about their personal reloading and gun care needs.

For more information on RCBS, Champion or Hoppe’s products, visit rcbs.com, championtarget.com and hoppes.com. For additional information on the GAP Grind, go to kmprecisionrifletraining.com.

Otokar & Milrem Robotics Teaming To Develop Unmanned and Robotic Systems

Saturday, October 2nd, 2021

Otokar and Milrem Robotics signed a teaming agreement to explore opportunities for unmanned and remote-controlled ground vehicles.

Turkey’s land systems manufacturer Otokar and the European leading robotics and autonomous systems developer Milrem Robotics signed a teaming agreement during the DSEI 2021 exhibition in London to merge know-how and resources for autonomy development and application for unmanned and robotic operations of military vehicles.

Otokar’s and Milrem Robotics’ cooperation will entail working with the existing fleet of vehicles of both companies and introducing new systems by developing intelligent functions, encryption, and safety features as well as environmental awareness and hybridization.

“We anticipate that the future battlefield will consist of a mix of unmanned and manned assets which are seamlessly connected into a well-functioning integrated system,” said Kuldar Väärsi, CEO of Milrem Robotics. “Combining the know-how and expertise of Milrem Robotics, the leading technology provider and systems house for not only autonomous and robotic systems, but also for optionally manned ground systems and Otokar, a strong and innovative land systems provider, will allow us to deliver our customers new capabilities in the land systems segment,” Väärsi added.

Regarding the agreement Otokar General Manager Serdar Görgüç said: “As the pioneer land systems company of Turkey, Otokar continues to introduce innovative solutions in land systems by taking into account the current and future requirements of modern armies and security forces. We consider the different needs and expectations of our users and provide customer-oriented solutions. In this context we are delighted to announce our cooperation with Milrem Robotics. I’m confident the combination of Otokar’s combat proven know-how and unique R&D, engineering and testing capabilities in armored vehicles and the Milrem Robotics’ expertise and know-how in autonomy, artificial intelligence and remote control will lead to significant developments in unmanned and remote-controlled land systems. This collaboration will enable us to go one step further to generate Otokar’s line of unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) in addition to our existing product range.”

RCBS Continues Support of National 4-H Shooting Sports Program

Sunday, September 26th, 2021

OROVILLE, Calif. – September 21, 2021 – RCBS®, the leading manufacturer of ammunition reloading equipment for rifles and pistols, announced today it has once again named the National 4-H Shooting Sports Program as the recipient of its 2021 youth shooting sports donation.

Over the past six years, RCBS has donated a portion of the proceeds from every RCBS Explorer and Explorer Plus Reloading Kit to the National 4-H Shooting Sports Program. This year, RCBS presented the organization with a check for $5,000 to help fund youth education.

“We’re honored to once again back the National 4-H program with its mission of educating youth on safe and responsible firearm use,” said Eliza Graves, senior brand manager for RCBS. “Various 4-H events each year help give thousands of young adults opportunities to develop life skills in an environment that fosters self-worth and conservation ethics. The mission of 4-H is one that’s supported wholeheartedly by the RCBS team.”

Each year, over 400,000 young people participate in 4-H shooting sports across the country, with over 19,000 adult volunteers and professional educators assisting with their education.

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