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Nuclear Survival: What Are the Odds?

Sunday, March 8th, 2020

This 1982 TV special on nuclear preparedness was produced by a local station in the Jacksonville, FL area. Co-hosted by longtime WJXT anchors Tom Wills and Deborah Gianoulis, the special covers the Freeze movement and city planning for an attack. There’s even a segment on Survivalists.

Watch the video at kaltura.uga.edu.

This Is The Blackhorse

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

This 1985 film was produced by the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, known as the Blackhorse Regiment, to showcase their work patrolling the Inter-German Border during the height of the Cold War.

BCM The Capability II

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Hartland, WI – February 25, 2020 – the second chapter of the BCM Original Series, The Capability is now in the wild. Northern Red Instructors and students conduct a high risk capture exercise in a simulated semi-permissive setting. Employing small unit tactics, the force conducts a vehicle interdiction and then counter ambush procedures, using fire and maneuver to evade and escape enemy pursuit teams.

Staffed exclusively with US Army Special Operations combat veterans, Northern Red specializes in developing core skills, application of skills and cultural transformations of law enforcement and security forces at a metro and national level.BCM has partnered with Northern Red to provide the most reliable weapon systems possible, required for high-risk zero fail missions.

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“The Survivalist” Book Series by Jerry Ahern

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Author Jerry Ahern’s “The Survivalist” series was his longest running at 29 volumes*. Set during the height of a Cold War turned hot, ex-CIA Operative Dr John Thomas Rourke uses his survival skills to keep himself and family alive after a Nuclear War.

Dr Rourke is joined by his wife Sarah, son Michael, and daughter Annie. He also relies on right hand man Paul Rubenstein and KGB Officer-turned-traitor-to-the-Soviet-cause Major Natalia Tiemerovna who falls in love with Dr Rourke.

Eventually, the series takes on a science fiction vibe as our heroes are flung into the future after a long period in suspended animation as the earth heals itself after a massive conflagration. Amazingly, other societies also survived in underground cities. Once revived, the Rourkes take on all comers until they eventually defeat the last of the Soviet regime.

Growing up in the 80s, there was a certain ensemble of impending doom and survivalism sustained a great deal of interest. Just consider the popularity still to this day of the movie “Red Dawn”. Pulp fiction was the icing on the cake.

Perhaps the most compelling draw of “The Survivalist” series was author Ahern’s attention to detail in equipment. The hero was always outfitted the same way and depended his life on his equipment. It’s really no wonder, considering Ahern owned the Detonics USA company.

Rourke carried:

Twin stainless steel Detonics .45 Combat Master 1911 handguns complete with Pachmayr grips in an Alessi shoulder rig with a Milt Sparks 6-pack leather magazine pouch for backup ammo.


This image from Wikipedia is of a Detonics Combat Master and is not customized like the models Rourke carried.

But those two sidearms aren’t enough. He supplments them with a 6″ .357 Colt Python revolver which was Mag-na-ported and incorporates a Metalife chrome finish and once again, Pachmayr grips. It is carried in a Ranger leather flapped holster and accompanied by Safariland Speedloaders.

As a backup piece, Rourke secreted a 2″ Colt Lawman revolver in .357, in the small of his back. Everything was mounted to a Ranger leather belt which adorned his Levi’s jeans.

If all of that firepower wasn’t enough, he toted a Colt CAR-15 with a carrying handle mounted Colt 3x scope. For taking out longrange targets, Rourke had a Steyr-Mannlicher SSG rifle.

However, his greatest weapon may well have been his famous “double TaeKwon-Do kick” to this extremity or that of his enemy of the moment.

He was never without his Black Chrome AG Russell Sting 1A boot knife in the top of his combat boots. Aviator sunglasses adorned his face. His watch was a Black-faced Rolex Sub-mariner wristwatch and he used a Zippo cigarette lighter to light his wver present cigarello which he kept in the pocket of his Blue Chambray shirt.

Supplies such as freeze dried meals and Bushnell 8×30 armoured binoculars were carried in the top-of-the-line-for-its-time Lowe Alpine LOCO backpack.

Occasionally, Rourke would use other weapons and items such as a Colt Government Mark IV 1911 and Kel-Lite flashlight. Rourke always rode a Harley-Davidson low-rider but walked, rode horses, drove trucks, and even flew planes, when needed.

Interestingly, his buddy Paul Rubenstein whom he met up with the night of the war, adopted a Browning Hi-Power and WW II MP-40 submachine which he referred to as a “Schmeisser”, after taking them off of a biker gang in a firefight. Ironic, considering Rubenstein is Jewish.

*As an author, Jerry Ahern was assisted by his wife until his death in 2012. The series was continued for a time after Ahern stopped writing it, up to volume 35. Furthermore, a French publisher produced at least 51 books based on “The Survivalist” series.

David Reeder Takes The Helm At “The Mag Life”

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

January 19th, 2020 (Miami, FL)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Mag Life, the official online publication of GunMag Warehouse, is proud to announce that longtime industry insider David Reeder will be taking the helm as Chief Editor on Monday, January 20th ? the same day as Industry Day at the Range kicks off SHOT Show 2020. The timing couldn’t be better.

Daniel Shaw, Director of Marketing for GunMag Warehouse (and HMFIC of both The Gunfighter Cast and Shaw Strategies), says,

“David has been a friend for many years. The quality of his work speaks for itself, and you’d be hard-pressed to find someone in the industry who would not speak highly of his character. As a part-timer over the last few months he has significantly increased our readership. Having him on the team in a full-time capacity is going to help us tremendously to achieve some truly ambitious goals we’ve set for the year, not to mention for the overall future of The Mag Life.”

Reeder is the co-founder of Breach-Bang-Clear and a former Digital Editor at both RECOIL Magazine and Military.com. He is a prolific writer who has contributed to a wide variety of publications, including the Military Times, Guns & Ammo, US News & World Report, SWAT Magazine, Police Link, OFFGRID Magazine, SWAT Magazine, SWAT Digest, Officer.com, the SOLSY Group, and others. A retired USAF/ANG Security Forces SNCO and former (small town) LEO, Reeder spent several years teaching both MOUT and combat tracking, and in his law enforcement role served in a number of capacities including Patrol, Training, SWAT, PIO, a multi-agency drug task force, and OC for the National Homeland Security Training Center  ?  all of which, he will be the first to tell you, sounds far cooler than it really was.

Michael Lambka, President of GMWH, advises,

“David stands out among his peers for many reasons, but what I like most about him is his voice. He brings a certain tone that is rare in our industry. His finished product often contains an element of humor that is coupled with his knowledge and love for what we do. That love and excitement translates well to the readers of The Mag Life.” 

Reeder (@reederwrites) takes over ramrodding The Mag Life as we add a number of other contributors, including Chris TranJeremy StaffordMike SearsonVarg FreebornFrank WoodsJoe DawsonPeter SuciuMichael KupariDaniel Bales, and others.

See what Reeder’s up to on The Mag Life. There we endeavor to bring quality information  ?

ours, and that of other publications and SMEs  ?  to an active and engaged gun-owning readership. GunMag Warehouse is online at gunmagwarehouse(dot)com.

 

Remington Announces Sponsorship of Season 2 of WILDCraft on Amazon Prime

Saturday, January 18th, 2020

Columbia, SC, January 17, 2020 – WILDCraft Entertainment is excited to announce that Remington Arms Company, LLC. has signed on as the firearms and ammunition sponsor for Season Two of their Amazon Prime hunting adventure series. Remington joins Land Rover and BF Goodrich in sponsoring this eight-episode, reality based production, WILDCraft: Texas Overland Adventure.

Following on the heels of a very successful Season One —WILDCraft: South Africa, on Season Two, cast members Ron Spomer, Luke Hartle, Richard Mann, and African professional hunter Geoffrey Wayland, will hunt in West Texas along the Davis Mountain Range with Backcounty Hunts for free-range Aoudad. Viewers will get a realistic look at hunting as the cast overlands across the rugged terrain of West Texas, hunting from and living out of brand new Land Rover Defenders. This eight episode series will be available on demand for streaming, direct from Amazon Prime instant Video in early fall of 2020.

Remington Arms Company, LLC, (“Remington”) designs, produces and sells sporting goods for the hunting and shooting sports markets, as well as solutions to the military, government and law enforcement markets. Founded in 1816 in upstate New York, the Company is the nation’s oldest continuously operating manufacturer of the same product and continues to manufacture in its original plant located in Ilion, NY.

Christian Hogg, Director of Marketing at Remington Arms Co. LLC, said, “Remington is stoked to have the opportunity to team with WILDCraft, which is a series that captures the true essence of hunting. This series will allow Remington firearms to be showcased in a challenging environment where they thrive. WILDCraft Entertainment represents the evolution of hunting television and as a hunter’s best companion, Remington had to be a part of it.”

WILDCraft Season 2 is currently in the pre-production stages and sponsorship/partnering opportunities are currently available. WILDCraft Entertainment’s Season One, WILDCraft: South Africa is available streaming direct from Amazon Prime Instant video.

 

Candice Horner Named Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Digital Communications Manager

Saturday, January 18th, 2020

The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) is proud to announce the addition of Candice Horner as the organization’s digital communications manager.

Horner is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, competitive shooter, social media expert, distinguished outdoor writer and avid hunter. She is also a proud labor union member and supporter, having served as a registered nurse and an executive board member for AFGE Local 408 with the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

A seasoned communicator, Horner’s most recent role was an editor for RECOIL Group and its companion website, RECOILweb.com. She has also written for a number of other hunting and shooting media outlets. Horner is also a decorated professional shooter, with an extensive track record of top finishes at national long-range and multi-gun matches.

Hailing from Box Springs, Georgia, Horner will oversee the USA’s social media efforts, website, and other digital communications. She will also aid in production and promotion of the USA’s Brotherhood Outdoors television programming and Union Sportsmen’s Journal magazine.

“It is our pleasure to welcome Candice as our digital communications manager,” said USA Director of Conservation and Communications Forrest Parker. “She brings a wealth of social media, website management and journalism experience. Combined with her union, military and competitive shooting background—plus a lifelong passion for the outdoors—she brings all the assets necessary to drive our mission forward through increased engagement and integration in the digital space.”

“I’m honored to be a part of an organization that shares my values and goals,” said Horner. “It’s rare to find such an amazing group of people who are doing all the right things for all the right reasons. I look forward to raising awareness of everything the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, its partners, and volunteers are doing across the country.”

Tags: Brotherhood Outdoors, Candice Horner, RECOIL magazine, Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, Union Sportsmen’s Journal

Overland Journal Launches Podcast

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Hosts Scott Brady and Matt Scott share their experience overlanding on all seven continents, along with insights into the industry, its technologies, products, and innovations. Each episode features in-depth discussions on topics ranging from equipment to travel destinations. The podcast features regular guests and experts, along with intrepid travelers from around the globe.

Find it at overlandjournal.com/podcast