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Unity Tactical Launches Newest Product In Its FAST Line Of Mount Systems

Thursday, December 1st, 2022

FAST™ Absolute Riser designed for pairing with an absolute co-witness rail mounted sight

BROUSSARD, LA. (Dec. 1, 2022) – UNITY™ Tactical, a leading innovation and design company for the tactical community, announced today the launch of the newest product in its FAST™ line of optic mounts: FAST Absolute Riser. The FAST Absolute Riser creates a 2.26” optical center line from the rail when paired with an absolute co-witness rail mounted sight.

The FAST series of optic mounts and platforms, which provide end users with a more rapid sight picture than standard height mounts, first launched in 2019. The FAST Absolute Riser complements the FAST Optic Riser, which securely elevates direct-to-rail red dot optics with a standard lower 1/3 co-witness picatinny mount to a 2.26” optical center line.

“A 2.26” optical center line gives the operator ultimate efficiency, promoting a heads-up posture and faster reticle acquisition even when wearing communications headsets, night vision goggles and protective masks,” said Mike Roth, VP of business development for UNITY Tactical. “The FAST Absolute Riser is the latest option in our line of FAST 2.26” mounts as we work to bring an ergonomically correct capability for all the various sights and optics on the market.”

The FAST Absolute Riser is compatible with FAST FTC Mounts and the FAST Quick Detach Lever, and is available in black and FDE. It retails for $99.00 and is available for purchase through authorized UNITY dealers and on

ZEV Technologies Announces The OZ9 Duty

Thursday, December 1st, 2022

Zev Technologies announces the OZ9 Duty. As technology changes, so have the needs of Military, Law Enforcement, and the self-defense minded citizen. The OZ9 Duty brings ZEV quality and performance to these verticals at a reduced cost but maintains the full DNA of the OZ9 family of handguns.

Features include the Duty slide with patented optic cut, front and rear cocking serrations and our OZ9 receiver with modular grip technology. All at a price point currently unheard of.

“Team ZEV is excited to bring modular handgun technology to LE agencies and other armed professionals at a price point that makes sense for a duty grade firearm.”

– Dan Groce, Director of Brand Engagement

Red Arrow Weapons Expands Lineup with New .308

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

Fork Union, VA – Red Arrow Weapons is adding to its lineup of .308 workhorses to offer the ultimate firearm for home defense, sport shooting, and hunting.

Dependable, versatile, and accurate, RAW .308 models pair the knockdown power of the caliber with the company’s sub MOA barrel and the 2.5-pound single stage trigger for premium performance.

The firearms feature premium nitride and cerakote finishes to keep them looking sharp and operating at the highest level. Finishing touches such as the ambidextrous selector and the perfectly sized M-lok hand rail are included standard with the lineup, clearly demonstrating the RAW commitment to quality at an affordable price.

Red Arrow Weapons owner Kip Campbell uses his hunting expertise to ensure the firearms are a top-tier choice for hunting applications in addition to home defense and sport shooting.

To learn more about Red Arrow Weapons and browse the full lineup of products, visit

High Speed Gear Adds More TACOs to the Lineup

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

SWANSBORO, N.C. – November 30, 2022 – High Speed Gear® is excited to introduce the continued expansion of the TACO® line with the Double Extended Pistol TACO® and the Duty Double Extended Pistol TACO®.

The Duty Double Extended Pistol TACO® was designed with law enforcement professionals in mind. This product speaks to the end-user who needs to secure extended pistol magazines, large flashlights, collapsible batons, and similarly sized items. This pouch functions much like it’s original TACO® counterpart but offers a sleek and professional appearance with shock-cord hidden.

The Double Extended Pistol TACO® operates much like the duty-line sibling but has the recognizable High Speed Gear TACO® design, with shock-cord woven externally. Magazines are deployed and stored easily and on demand with both products. Both products are permanently secured to a laser-cut laminate base, ensuring easy and stable mounting on any MOLLE or PALS platform, such as vests, plate carriers, or duty belts.

“We’ve continued to successfully grow the High Speed Gear brand and product selection by making the time to listen to our customers’ wants and needs,” said Bill Babboni, Chief Operating Officer of High Speed Gear. “These two products will benefit military service members, law enforcement officers, and civilians alike.”

The Double Extended Pistol TACO® and Duty Double Extended Pistol TACO® are available for purchase from a dealer within the HSGI® Authorized Dealer network or on the High Speed Gear® website.


Tier One Special Operators-Turned-Entrepreneurs to Launch Daring Skydiving Mission – 7 Continents / 7 Skydives in 7 Days for Charity

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

Record-breaking expedition to fund 1400 scholarships for

Folds of Honor Foundation

Legacy Expeditions launches the Triple 7 Expedition in early January (2023), but these Tier One special operators are training now like high-performance athletes to go after a world skydiving record – 7 Continents // 7 Skydives // 7 Days to fund educational scholarships for Gold Star children.

If you are looking for a great Giving Tuesday story of perseverance, renewal, and honor – look no further. Talking with any of these guests will leave your audience inspired.

Mission Matters – these entrepreneurs have built their businesses and lives on that very premise. Long retired from active duty, their work has changed, but not the mission to remember the legacy of the fallen by taking care of the children left behind.

Smith & Wesson Releases New Performance Center Pistol: Introducing the Competitor

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

?SPRINGFIELD, MA., (11/29/2022) – Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select: SWBI), a leader in firearm manufacturing and design is excited to introduce a new member of the M&P metal-framed series, the Performance Center® M&P®9 M2.0® Competitor®.

Built for competition right out of the box, this metal-framed 9mm pistol is designed to give competitive shooters the edge. The Competitor comes with a 5-inch barrel, has an enhanced sear for lighter, crisper trigger let-off, and includes a flared magazine well for fast and efficient reloads. Boasting a new look, the aggressive lightening cuts on both the top and sides of the slide ultimately reduce the amount of weight in front of the chamber and, in return, help improve the recoil balance point. The slide is cut for optics, includes a fiber optic front sight, and blacked out serrated rear sight. The Competitor comes with an oversized mag release that is reversible for both right and left-handed users and ships with a total of four magazines. Choose from models available in 10+1 or 17+1 round capacities with a Tungsten Gray Cerakote® or black Armornite® slide finish. Smith & Wesson is proud to introduce the Performance Center M&P9 M2.0 Competitor.

The Competitor has an MSRP of $999.00

Check out the new Competitor and all Smith & Wesson products at

Mehler Vario System Group Opens Second Plant at FULDA Production Site

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

FULDA, GERMANY (November 28, 2022)—Mehler Vario System, European market leader in ballistic protection and carrying systems with five subsidiaries worldwide, today announced the opening of a 26,000-square-meter production facility, now the second such plant at its Fulda site.

The company said its new plant—which represents a significant expansion of the company’s production capacity—was opened in response to increased global demand for ballistic protection equipment.

Construction of the new facility and outfitting it with state-of-the-art production systems required a capital investment in the eight-figure range, Mehler Vario System revealed.

The new plant is expected to introduce 200 new jobs to the Fulda area, bringing to 500 the total number of local Mehler Vario System employees. Earlier this year, a recruitment campaign called “Guaranteed Secure Jobs” was initiated by the company. Many positions were filled but others remain vacant; those still available include production assistants, machine and warehouse operators, supervisors, administrators, and more—with the added enticement of opportunities aplenty for career development and advancement.

Another enticement is the location itself. Mehler Vario System is situated a short distance from thriving downtown Fulda, served by an excellent public transportation system and other attractive amenities that contribute to making it a desirable environment for workers.

“The opening of the new plant is an important milestone on the growth path along which our group of companies is journeying,” said Thomas Homberg, CEO of Mehler Vario System Group.

Homberg—who also serves as managing director of Mehler Vario System GmbH, which he heads together with Dr. Mario Amschlinger—added that the entire group is committed to production capacity expansion in order to “further strengthen our position as a leading supplier of ballistic protection systems and at the same time, as a member of the Fulda community, to create new jobs that help make our local economy more sustainable.”

Climate Neutrality by the Year 2035: Rheinmetall Contributes to Reducing Climate-Damaging CO2 Emissions with Photovoltaics

Sunday, November 27th, 2022

The technology enterprise Rheinmetall AG has taken a further step on the path to achieving climate neutrality by 2035, its stated goal. Thanks to the Group’s strong commitment and the support of local authorities, last summer a large solar power plant was successfully installed on the roofs of factory halls at Rheinmetall subsidiary Pierburg SA in Abadanio, Spain.

The 1,635 solar modules installed on the roof are now producing solar power. Annual output is expected to be in the region of 730,000 kWh. According to company calculations, this sustainably generated energy will cut the plant’s climate-harmful CO2 emissions by 175 tons annually.

For the past twelve years, the company has been systematically pursuing a long-term action plan in Spain to reduce its climate footprint, having conducted its first energy audit in 2009. Ever since, the company has done its utmost to be an efficient producer while simultaneously protecting the environment and reducing emissions. Over the years, in addition to the latest installation, the company has successfully implemented measures that have also enhanced the efficiency and sustainability of other industrial processes. These include the introduction of a geothermal exchange system, the insulation of pipes, automatic control systems for fan heaters, automatic compressed air control systems and compressed air systems for leak detection, LED technology and intelligent lighting systems (KNX), as well as coolant filtration and briquetting systems.

This year, the plant has won acclaim from various private and public sector bodies for its commitment and ongoing successful implementation of measures to optimize the reduction of CO2 emissions. In 2014 Pierburg in Spain received special recognition from the Energy Department of the Basque Government, and a year later its energy management system was recognized for good practice as part of the EFQM award. And in 2016 the plant won special recognition from the CEBEC, the confederation of the most important companies in the Province of Bizkaia.