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Aspetto is at SHOT!  Booth #41250

Monday, January 17th, 2022

Whether you are searching for an 8(a) / HUBZone partner, seeking a specific brand on GSA, in need of engineering expertise providing in-house 3D printing capability, or simply wanting a respected and specialized services provider who is at the ready to recruit and ramp up when in need, Aspetto has you covered.  Stop by and see us at Booth #41250.

SOTECH Celebrates 25 years Presenting New Products and a New Look at SHOT Show 2022

Monday, January 17th, 2022

Recently SOTECH started to bring back some of its most impactful products in new camos and enhanced designs distributing them in weekly drops. Sensing an interest our history of gear innovation, SOTECH is using this vehicle to develop homage pieces and modernizations from the early days of our 25 year history.

Always evolving with input from the field, SOTECH is expanding the Cobra Pack line by adding the Mini Cobra, Micro Cobra and Sustainment Pack Cobras.  The micro and mini are a medical dangler and a butt pack that can both top open and splay open like the larger 3 Cobra Packs. Working with Special Forces Medics and members of the Army Airborne community, we added two sustainment side packs to give the medic extended range and duration of operation.

SOTECH is also displaying its medical micro pack in a Dyneema variant with carbon fiber inserts. The Micro came from a request 5 years ago from a Ranger medic named Mac who wanted to split the flat med pack into a micro pack and either a MARCH belt or fanny pack.

Respecting the calls for us to reintroduce our h-harnesses and belts, we wanted to honor our beginnings by doing a reboot of an ALICE Pack predecessor – the ARVN Ranger Pack, a favorite of MACV-SOG and other SOF units. At a base level, this is a hat tip to our early days modifying ALICE packs, but its much more significant than that.  SOTECH started in a time when we were issued the same tired designs that barely evolved from World War Two through Korea and Vietnam and into the Cold War of the 80’s. There was a creativity born from lessons from the field, and a handful of innovators started companies to modify and then create alternatives.  In this vein, we took the day pack version of what would become the ALICE and modernized and modified the design with Tegris and improved cuts (the pack was designed for small-framed Vietnamese soldiers). The result is an EDC pack that takes you back to your days in BDUs every time you cinch that ribbed web through those metal tabler buckles.

The Special Forces Association will be meeting in SOTECH’s booth (20059) at SHOT Show. If you are an SFA member or are Army Special Forces Qualified or have made a significant contribution to the Special Forces Regiment, stop by booth 20059 and meet SFA President Kevin Harry and his SFA leadership team on Wednesday and Thursday from noon until 1pm. SFA members walking the show are welcome to drop by booth 20059 for waters and munchies and a rest stop.

In the new SHOT Show floor layout, SOTECH came out on top! Our booth is located at the first entrance door on the hallway coming in from the Venetian Casino. Take the first right you see when you come in, walk through that door and you are staring at Booth 20059.
See you at SHOT!

Brownells Debuts Products, Hosts Celebrities at SHOT Show 2022

Monday, January 17th, 2022

 GRINNELL, Iowa (January 13, 2022) – Brownells invites SHOT Show attendees to visit booth #13066 in the recently-renamed Venetian Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 18 through 21, to see the newest products and meet notable industry personalities.

Brownells products announced at SHOT Show 2022 include:

MPO 1-6X Donut

Brand new for 2022 is the latest addition to the Match Precision Optic scope line, the MPO 1-6X Donut.

With an illuminated circle reticle inspired by the classic optic on the original Austrian StG 77 rifle, the MPO 1-6X Donut has high-quality Japanese glass and comes with a throw lever installed for fast changes between magnification settings.

An LPVO ideal for use on AR-15s and other modern rifles, the MPO 1-6X Donut makes quick targeting simple and intuitive and has wind-hold hash marks on each side of the circle reticle.

The Donut should be in stock and available for purchase shortly after SHOT Show, and will come by itself, or packaged with a Brownells 30mm cantilever scope mount for Picatinny rail.

• MPO 1-6X Donut scope           #080-001-408          $439.99 retail

• MPO 1-6x Donut w/Mount        #080-001-426          $499.99 retail

Brownells BRN-180 Folding Stock

Designed to replicate the contours of the original AR-180 folding stock, the black polymer Brownells folding stock attaches to any Picatinny rail segment, such as found on the rear of BRN-180 lower receivers.

It folds to the left to not obstruct the ejection port and should be available for purchase by March 2022.

• Brownells BRN-180 Folding Stock            #080-001-438                $199.99 retail

Gen 2 BRN-180 Sport Upper

In stock and shipping now, the Gen 2 BRN-180 Sport upper was previously unveiled during the 2021 Black Rifle Friday event.

Optimized for use with modern optics and red dot sights, the BRN-180 Sport has a truncated charging handle different from the original AR-180 style charging handle. It also lacks a dust cover to function properly with the new charging handle.

• Gen 2 BRN-180 Sport Upper               #078-000-722                $899.99 retail

Industry & Celebrity Appearances

Tuesday, January 18

• 10:00-10:10     Springfield Rob Leatham & Brownells Keith Ford

• 11:30- 11:45    PWS Dean Sylvester BRN-180 detailed overview

• 2:00-3:00         Larry Zanoff ISS Hollywood Weapons

Wednesday, January 19

• 11:00-11:10     FM Products Paul Noonan & Brownells Paul Levy

• 1:30-2:30         Garand Thumb

• 3:00-3:10         Geissele Nick Serena & Brownells Steve Ostrem

• 4:15-4:25         Brownells Keith Ford, BRN-180, MPO 1-6X and Brownells stock overview

Thursday, January 20

• 10:00-11:00     Larry Zanoff ISS Hollywood Weapons

• 1:30-1:40         S&W Vince Perreault & Brownells Steve Ostrem S&W CSX & Super Carry

• 3:00-3:10         Magpul Jon Canipe & Brownells Keith Ford

To learn more and to keep up with SHOT Show 2022, visit the Brownells SHOT Show page.

The 2022 SHOT Show Bingo Card

Sunday, January 16th, 2022

Arc’teryx LEAF – SHOT Show 2022

Saturday, January 15th, 2022

Arc’teryx LEAF will be exhibiting at the 2022 SHOT Show from a new location at the Caesars Forum. They’ll be showcasing their entire system-of-dress, purpose-built for the most demanding Special Forces and Tactical Law Enforcement end users. From Jan 18-20, LEAF will be having its customary Happy Hour starting 16:30hr. If you are around, drop by to say hello! They are at Booth #75417. 

Revision Announces New Laser Eye Protection Designed for Aviators at the 2022 SHOT Show

Saturday, January 15th, 2022

Essex Junction, Vermont (January 15, 2022) – Revision Military, the world leader in ballistic and laser protective eyewear systems, announces a new laser eye protection solution optimized for aviator protection and awareness. Developed with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Revision’s CALI-C lens formulation offers eye protection that protects against common handheld laser hazards while performing in a cockpit environment.

Above: CALI-C is being offered in two configurations tailored for either fixed-wing or rotary-wing environments: The Aviator SF-2 frame (left) offers a lightweight metal frame with dual lenses – low profile and ideal for a fixed-wing cockpit. The StingerHawk® frame (right) offers a single wrap-around lens for maximum coverage, ballistic protection, and anti-fog performance for rotary-wing cockpits.

“Each year the FAA reports a higher rate of laser strikes against aircraft, putting aviators at risk,” said Revision CEO Amy Coyne.  “Over the past decade, Revision has been partnered with AFRL on laser eye protection solutions for the military.  This CALI-C formulation represents a real solution that gives aviators peace of mind while operating in low-altitude operations, keeping them safe and reducing the impact of laser hazards on their mission.”

The CALI (Commercial Aviation Low Intensity) solution was developed by AFRL in collaboration with Revision Military and successfully tested and evaluated by Washington State Patrol pilots.  The Personnel Protection Team at AFRL’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate is headed by Dr. Matthew Lange, who says “Simply put, the lenses maximize protection while minimizing the impact to the cockpit.”

Above: Flight Officer Cameron Iverson of the Washington State Patrol tested CALI laser protective lenses formulated at Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. (AFRL courtesy photo)

The ideal cockpit laser eye protection solution offers the following:  a wide range of protection given the variety of laser hazards; lenses that don’t interfere with the cockpit instrument panel yet transmit enough light to be worn at night when most laser incidents occur; and are easy to don and doff featuring frames that integrate with cockpit head borne equipment (headsets, helmets, etc).  Therefore, a set of laser protective eyewear designed for a ground-to-ground laser hazard isn’t ideal for the cockpit.  The CALI-C solution was developed to maximize aviator protection and situational awareness – solving the challenges of laser eye protection in a cockpit environment.

Revision research scientists look to design formulations that consider the specific end-user environment and needs. Both rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft have the benefit of altitude, which means a reduction in the rate of eye damage, but a heightened threat of distraction, disorientation, and flash blindness as laser light can fill a cockpit with bright light in an instant. The CALI-C formulation takes this into account by offering a wide band of protection without compromising light transmission – a critical point given most aviation laser incidents happen at night.  

CALI-C is being offered in two configurations tailored for either fixed-wing or rotary-wing environments: The Aviator SF-2 frame offers a lightweight metal frame with dual lenses – low profile and ideal for a fixed-wing cockpit. The StingerHawk® frame offers a single wrap-around lens for maximum coverage, ballistic protection, and anti-fog performance for rotary-wing cockpits. Both configurations of the CALI-C formulation are restricted for sale to aviation end users only. Please contact [email protected] for more information. Additional background information about the laser hazards for aviation, and the development of the CALI-C product can be found here.

InVeris Training Solutions Will Highlight Live-Fire Range Equipment and Virtual Reality Training at SHOT Show 2022

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Suwanee, Ga. – InVeris Training Solutions (booth #12454) will display its full range of live-fire and virtual training products at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) and Conference at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas, Jan. 18-21, 2022. The Show will mark the debut of VR-DT (Virtual Reality – Decisions and Tactics). The fully immersive VR-DT enhances training for de-escalation, safety tactics, mental health crisis intervention, use of force and protocol.

“InVeris leverages more than 95 years of industry-leading experience for shooting ranges, and this year, with VR-DT, we’re going to be showcasing our newest immersive virtual training system as well,” said InVeris Chief Executive Officer Al Weggeman. “Between our live-fire and virtual solutions and our unparalleled combination of in-house military and law enforcement expertise, InVeris continues to prove and solidify its position as a premier provider of training, no matter your need.”

At SHOT Show, InVeris will feature its industry-leading shooting range equipment, including the XWT wireless target carrier, GranTrap™ rubber bullet trap, steel bullet trap, SafeZone™ shooting stall, and three Multi-Function Stationary Infantry Targets (MF-SIT).

InVeris will offer a key conference session at SHOT Show’s Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP), presenting “Shooting Range Maintenance and Best Practices” on Tuesday, Jan. 18, from 10:45-11:45 a.m. in Lido Room 3001A, part of the Venetian Expo. Company representatives will discuss the importance of preventative maintenance for shooting ranges. Show attendees can register for this LEEP session at LEEP: Law Enforcement Education Program – NSSF SHOT Show 2022.

InVeris will also demonstrate the MF-SIT with LOMAH (location of miss and hit) at SHOT Show’s Industry Day at the Range on Monday, Jan. 17.

To speak with an InVeris representative during SHOT Show, visit booth #12454 or schedule an appointment at

True Velocity to Display Next-Gen Ammunition, Firearms, and Feature Celebrity Guest Appearances at Booth #13454 at SHOT Show 2022

Friday, January 14th, 2022

GARLAND, Texas (Jan. 14, 2022) — Texas-based advanced defense technology company True Velocity will be at booth #13454 from Jan. 18-21 at SHOT Show 2022 hosted at the Venetian Expo and Caesars Forum in Las Vegas, Nevada. The appearance follows True Velocity’s recent recognition as “Guns & Ammo Innovation of the Year” and the company’s shortlisting as one of two finalists in the U.S. Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon program.

“We’re excited to see everyone at SHOT Show and look forward to introducing all the great work the True Velocity team has been focused on,” said Kevin Boscamp, CEO of True Velocity. “To anyone planning to come and visit us: Get ready for a true glimpse at the future of defense technology.”

Guest Appearance at Booth #13454:

·  Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. PST — NASCAR legend Richard Childress, founder of Richard Childress Racing, will reveal a new partnership with True Velocity.

Products on Display:

·  MILITARY AMMUNITION: 7.62×51 mm NATO; 5.56×45 mm NATO; 50 BMG

·  COMMERCIAL AMMUNITION: .223 Rem; .308 Win; .50 BMG

·  NEW PRODUCT INTRODUCTION: True Velocity also plans to officially unveil their commercial 6.8 TVC round

·  MILITARY WEAPONS: NGSW RM-277 Rifle and Automatic Rifle; .338 Norma Magnum Lightweight Medium Machine Gun; Dillon M134 “Minigun” in 6.8 TVC

For More Information:

To learn more about True Velocity and its products, visit