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SIG SAUER Introduces 300BLK FMJ Rifle Ammunition

Monday, December 9th, 2019

NEWINGTON, N.H., (December 9, 2019) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to add 300BLK to its Elite Performance line of full metal jacket (FMJ) rifle ammunition for training.  SIG FMJ ammunition is ideal for those seeking cost-efficient, high-quality training rounds.  The 125gr 300BLK load has muzzle velocity of 2,145 fps.

“There is huge demand for 223 Rem and 308 Win FMJ training ammunition, and we’ve had many requests for 300BLK as well,” said Brad Criner, Senior Director, Brand Management and Business Development, SIG SAUER Ammunition. “These premium training loads are designed to offer high-level performance at affordable prices.”

The SIG SAUER 300BLK FMJ ammunition is now available for purchase at the sigsauer.com/store.

Qore Performance Leverages MOLLE to Expand IcePlate’s Use, Creates the Most Durable Hydration System on the Market

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

McLean, VA: In August 2019, Qore Performance released IcePlate Curve, the most innovative water bottle to date. Shaped and curved like a medium ESAPI plate, this wearable hydration reservoir integrates seamlessly into a user’s kit and provides unprecedented cooling and warming capabilities, protecting users from extreme environmental conditions. Its slim profile and multi-curve geometry make it the lightest and most versatile 1.5 L hydration reservoir on the market.

Now, with the IMS Flex and IcePlate MOLLE Combo, IcePlate Curve can be used as an amazingly flat, super strong replacement for traditional bladders with no compromises.

While IcePlate Curve easily attaches to a plate carrier using quick-release straps, some IcePlate Curve customers saw additional ways to integrate IcePlate into their kit. “We started to get daily requests from end-users who wanted to use IcePlate as a replacement for their external hydration reservoir, and preserving the MOLLE field on the Plate Carrier for all applications was a huge priority. Creating IcePlate MOLLE Sleeve (IMS) Flex was a quick step after that,” says Qore Performance Co-Founder & CEO Justin Li.

IMS Flex features include:

-No-Fail External Mounting: mount heavy tools (AT4s, Base Plates, etc.) on your hydration source without rupture concern
-Lightest-in-Class Hard Cell Hydration: combine IMS Flex with IcePlate Curve for optimized water carry and the thinnest hydration solution on the market
-Durable and Practical: rugged 500D Nylon construction features six full rows of MOLLE. Full three row MOLLE Loop field for identification measures 8.5″ w x 3″ h. Compatible with all MOLLE Plate Carriers
-Easy Access: bottom-loading design features YKK Zipper, allowing for quick IcePlate change-out and a tight, secure fit.

Great news for original IcePlate customers: IMS Flex is backwards compatible with all prior generations of IcePlate.

IMS Flex is currently available exclusively on www.qoreperformance.com in licensed MultiCam® and Coyote Brown; additional colors are expected over the next few months. The IcePlate MOLLE Combo can also be purchased on the website and includes an IMS Flex and IcePlate Curve. “Wearing IcePlate in the IMS Flex means the elimination of ruptured bladders, no wasted MOLLE fields, and finally sitting up comfortably while securely wearing your hydration reservoir in a vehicle. It’s the lightest, toughest, flattest solution available.”


New Backplate for Masterpiece Arms Pistols for Use with a Brace

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

EZ Accuracy introduces the MPA Backplate, an adapter to use a folding brace on new Masterpiece Arms pistols

WARMINSTER, Pennsylvania- 4December2019- EZ Accuracy, a gunsmith shop and innovator of firearms tools and accessories, announced today the release of a backplate that directly attaches to new Masterpiece Arms pistols.  When installed, a Magpul 3-slot Rail Section can be attached so that any brace that connects to a picatinny rail can be mounted.  

“The idea came from a local gun shop owner,” says Eric Feldman, owner of EZ Accuracy.  “Once we completed the design and had some prototypes made, we realized how good the set up worked.  MPA did a great job bringing this pistol back.  It’s a simple design the works effectively and with the added brace, becomes a very stable platform.”  The MPA Backplate is manufactured in the USA from solid aluminum and then hard anodized for a finish that will last.  

With the recent popularity of pistol caliber carbines and braced pistols, this is a great addition to the market as it comes in at a lower price than some of the other big names on the market. The MPA Backplate is available on the EZ Accuracy website for $39.95 and free shipping. The gunsmiths at the shop have also put a few pistols together that can be purchased as a completed package. These guns will be shipped to your FFL at no charge. Its important to know that the brace puts most people too high on the gun to use the iron sights and a red dot style sight will have to be used.  

Currently, there are two varieties of completed pistols at www.ezaccuracy.com that can be purchased.  The complete packages will run you $734.95 MPA30SST and $834.95 the MPA30DMG.

United States Patent & Trademark Office Upholds Validity of FirstSpear Patents

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

FirstSpear, LLC is pleased to announce that on November 22, 2019, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) of the United States Patent & Trademark Office rejected Crye Precision, LLC’s petitions challenging the validity of FirstSpear’s U.S. Patents related to FirstSpear’s innovations in laser-cut and laser-fused personal protective equipment (PPE) and load bearing equipment (LBE). FirstSpear’s patented technology is already in use in products purchased by and widely used by US Special Operations, the US Army, the US Marine Corps, the Department of Justice, and many of our NATO allies. The decisions of the PTAB uphold the validity of FirstSpear’s patents and find that Crye’s petitions failed to establish any reasonable likelihood of unpatentability of any of the claims of the FirstSpear patents. The decisions dismiss both of Crye’s inter partes review (IPR) petitions and reject all of Crye’s arguments attacking FirstSpear’s patents. (U.S. Pat. Nos. 9,974,379 and 9,565,922).

Crye filed the petitions in June 2019, in an apparent attempt to gain leverage over FirstSpear in patent litigation pending in the U.S. District Court in St. Louis in which Crye claimed that some of FirstSpear’s products infringe their U.S. Patent 9,173,436. The recent decisions from the PTAB clearly demonstrate what the industry has understood for years: FirstSpear pioneered and perfected many game-changing products developed around laser cut / laser fused technology, including FirstSpear’s well-established 6/12 line of vest platforms; and FirstSpear’s technology was and is unique and was appropriately and properly granted U.S. patent protection.

“It is unfortunate that Crye has chosen to waste so much time and money threatening the industry, tying up the U.S. courts and patent office, and trying to take credit for the work of others,” said FirstSpear CEO & President Scott Carver. “However, we can now fully move forward assisting the U.S. government and our industry partners in the development and fielding of the next generation of improved lightweight individual equipment to the warfighters and first responders who need it.”

FirstSpear is grateful for the PTAB’s decision upholding the validity of its patents.



PPSS Group Launch Next Generation Body Armour Offering Previously Unthinkable Levels Of Protection

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

PSS Group’s next generation of high-performance body armour is taking personal protection to a completely new-found level.

Made from Auxilam™, a unique carbon fibre composite material, this latest body armour will protect the wearer from even the most vicious and brutal types of edged weapon and shanks imaginable. 

Utilising a combination of the incredible strength of carbon fibre, the auxetic properties of Auxilam™ technology and some additional ‘top secret’ assets derived from the specially developed composite structure, this next generation of body armour offers a truly outstanding balance of weight, protection, performance and durability.

Comparing it with PPSS Group’s highly acclaimed polycarbonate-based stab resistant vests, the company is claiming a reduction of 19% in thickness (utilising a 3.9mm carbon fibre composite) and a 6.6% lower aerial density and reduced weight for its latest development.

Yet, it will be certified to KR2/SP2 according to the UK Home Office Body Armour Standard, as well as NIJ Level 2 (Stab & Spike) and VPAM K2/D2 meaning it will offer a truly significant higher level of knife, spike and needle protection.

Thoroughly field tested, the body armour will be made available from Monday 06 January 2020.

Government agencies and security companies will be able to choose from an array of different styles, ranging from covert, overt to hi viz overt options.

Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group states: “Law Enforcement, Border Force, Immigration, Customs and Prison Officers are being attacked by criminals carrying and using knives, machetes, shanks, blunt objects and hypodermic needles every day.”

“Our key objective is to protect those men and women even more effectively. Using the very latest in technology and following extensive research and development, our latest body armour is now offering previously absolutely unthinkable levels of protection.”

“It also offers exceptional, VPAM certified protection from blunt objects, effectively reducing the risks of blunt force trauma injuries e.g. internal bleeding.”

The UK headquartered firm has been supplying countless of homeland security agencies in countries around the world with their widely respected polycarbonate-based stab resistant vests over the past ten years.


Introducing the New Savage Arms Minimalist Rimfire Rifles

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – December 3, 2019 – Savage Arms is pleased to introduce Minimalist, a distinctly different take on the classic rimfire design. Minimalist combines a laminate stock for lightweight strength with several additional features for excellent usability in the field. With its button rifled barrel and user-adjustable AccuTrigger, the bolt-action Minimalist delivers Savage accuracy. Minimalist rifles are offered in 22 LR, 22 WMR, and 17 HMR.

“Minimalist combines the perfect balance of lightweight ergonomics and reliable performance,” said Beth Shimanski, Director of Marketing for Savage. “At just 5.68 pounds, they’re perfect for backyard plinking or hunting on the move. You can carry one all day and hardly feel it.”

These bolt-action rifles are designed to make the most of cost-effective rimfire rounds. Above their carbon steel actions, Minimalist’s Weaver-style bases are pre-installed. Top Minimalist with your choice of optic and the rifle is ready for the range or the woods.

• Bolt action rimfire chambered in 22 LR, 22 WMR, and 17 HMR
• 18” carbon steel barreled action
• Matte black sporter contour barrel
• 1?2-28 threaded barrel with cap
• Green or brown laminate stock
• 2.5-6 lb. user-adjustable AccuTrigger
• 10-Round detachable magazine
• 2-Piece Weaver bases


Shield Sights Add All Glass Lens As A Custom Option On RMS Line Of Sights

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

For immediate release – Dorset, England, U.K: Shield Sights, leader in mini red dot innovation, has added an all glass lens as a custom option for the RMS, RMSw, RMSc, and SMS sights.

The addition of an all glass lens, provides a solution to customers looking for maximum scratch resistance.  The glass lens is clear and uncoated for maximum clarity in all shooting situations. The glass lens has no magnification value and provides a true representation of the shooting environment.  

Customers looking to order an optic with a glass lens, will select it as an option within the Customizer widget under products on the website. Customers ordering a custom optic from the website, will be able to select model, color, dot size, and lens material. Customers ordering custom optics can expect their product to ship within 4-6 weeks after the time of ordering.

Custom Options & Features
-Colors include Blue, Bordeaux Red, British Racing Green, Bronze, Crimson Orange, Silver, Gunmetal Grey, and Purple.
-Type III Sulfuric Acid Anodizing
-Dot sizes include 4MOA and 8MOA
-Lens options SiO2 coated polymer, or all Glass lens
-Delivery within 6 weeks

Full Custom Optics
MSRP: 425 – 500 Euro
MSRP: 500 – 600 USD

To order visit: www.shieldpsd.com/customizer


Tasmanian Tiger Introduce New MultiCam Black Gear Line-Up

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Combining Tasmanian Tiger’s high-quality tactical packs and accessories with the latest camouflage pattern expressly developed for top-tier law enforcement units, Tasmanian Tiger® offers LEO’s 12 products with the new TT MultiCam Black™ pattern.

Miramar, Fla. (December 2019) – Tasmanian Tiger®, a tactical nylon line of products distributed exclusively for the US market by Proforce Equipment, Inc., proudly announce the addition of MultiCam Black™ packs, bags, pouches and accessories to complement their line of product for law enforcement.

The MultiCam Black camouflage pattern was designed to complement an LEO’s existing gear while operating in high-risk scenarios. The design is based on traditional combat camo and the interplay of lighting conditions frequently found in more urban settings.  

The new MultiCam Black products include several packs. The Tasmanian Tiger’s TT Essential Pack L MK II is an adjustable daypack with a MOLLE system on the front and sides for additional pouches and is hydration system compatible. The TT Mission Pack MKII is a 37-litre combat style backpack with a cut MOLLE system, a padded back carrying system, several compartments and pockets, and adjustable for a hydration system, radio and a personalized fit for all-day comfort while carrying. Another MultiCam Black combat style backpack is the TT Modular Pack 30 with a lid pocket laser-cut MOLLE on the front and sides. Very versatile, the Modular Pack 30 features plenty of options to carry gear and has a hook and loop weapon holster included. The final MultiCam Black TT backpack is the universal deployment TT Modular Pack 45+ with 45-liters of configurable space and a removable hip belt that can be used separately as a Warrior Belt. The NTOA Member Tested and Recommended Program Silver Score winning TT Modular Pack 45+ is totally adjustable and built on the TT V2 Plus Carrying System for incredible comfort while carrying a heavy gear load. Lots of MOLLE hook and loop features on the inside for limitless configurations and includes three hook and loop accessory pouches and a hook and loop weapon holster.

The new MultiCam Black collection includes five accessory pouches: the TT EDC Pouch, TT TAC Pouch 1 Vertical, TT TAC Pouch 4 Horizontal, the TT TAC Pouch 5 and 7 and also the TT Wallet with RFID read protection. For carrying concealed, the TT Hip Bag offers a choice of being worn around the waist with an adjustable waistband and EZ clip or it can be worn directly on the belt with loops. The final new item offered in MultiCam Black is the TT Tote Bag with a detachable key holder and a concealed zip-up pocket on the backside, perfect for last-minute gear.

Click here to see the full line of MultiCam Black products.