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Shop Show Ft Bragg

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Shop Show Ft Bragg will be held from 1000-1600, October 4th, 2021 at The Dropzone at Skydive Paraclete.

Presented by S&S Peecision, there will be some great brands there. BBQ and beer provided, with proceeds benefitting the Unit Scholarship Fund.

Shop Show is free to military, law enforcement, government and their guests.

See you there!

NRAAM Canceled

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

The upcoming National Rifle Association Annual Meeting on Houston, scheduled for the Labor Day weekend has been canceled according to the NRA.

Press release follows:

FAIRFAX, Va.  – Due to concern over the safety of our NRA family and community, we regret to inform you that we have decided to cancel the 2021 Annual Meeting & Exhibits. This cancellation applies to all events and meetings that were scheduled in Houston. We will provide future notification regarding a rescheduled date for the annual Meeting of Members. 

We make this difficult decision after analyzing relevant data regarding COVID-19 in Harris County, Texas. We also consulted with medical professionals, local officials, major sponsors & exhibitors, and many NRA members before arriving at this decision. The NRA Annual Meeting welcomes tens of thousands of people, and involves many events, meetings, and social gatherings. Among the highlights of our annual meeting are acres of exhibit space featuring the latest and greatest firearms, the display of countless accessories, and the offering of adventures and group gatherings that many travel hundreds, and some even thousands, of miles to experience. We realize that it would prove difficult, if not impossible, to offer the full guest experience that our NRA members deserve.

The NRA’s top priority is ensuring the health and well-being of our members, staff, sponsors, and supporters.  We are mindful that NRA Annual Meeting patrons will return home to family, friends and co-workers from all over the country, so any impacts from the virus could have broader implications. Those are among the reasons why we decided to cancel our 2021 event.

We would like to thank our members, attendees, exhibitors, and staff for their understanding and support. We are grateful for the many contributions of the George R. Brown Convention Center, state and local officials, community organizers, area hotels, and countless event venues across Houston. We receive enormous support from Houston and the State of Texas – and we hope to return to the Bayou City for a full annual meeting experience. 

The NRA looks forward to a Celebration of Freedom in Louisville in May 2022. In the meantime, we will support many other NRA local events and smaller gatherings – in a manner that is protective of our members and celebrates our Second Amendment freedom.     

We wish continued health and safety to our entire NRA family.  

SilencerCo Invites Hunters To Visit Their Booth at Buckmasters Expo

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

August 13, 2021 — West Valley City, UT — SilencerCo will be attending the Buckmasters Expo on August 20, 2021 – August 22, 2021 in Montgomery, Alabama. The show is geared specifically toward deer hunters, and SilencerCo plans to feature their hunting-specific silencers at booth numbers 289 and 290. 

Silencers are an important tool for hunters to maintain stealth, reduce recoil and muzzle signature and protect themselves from hearing damage. SilencerCo offers a wide range of suppressors that meet the specific needs of hunters, with the most popular being the Harvester 300, the Omega 300 and the Omega 36M. These products will be featured at their Buckmasters Expo booth.

The Harvester 300, like its name describes, is a purpose-built suppressor designed with the hunter in mind. It is rated up to .300 WIN, but will accommodate all of the most commonly used hunting calibers between .223 REM and .300 WIN. It’s 17-4 heat-treated, stainless baffles and aluminum tubing make it lightweight, yet strong enough for all hunting needs.

For hunters looking for a heavy-duty use suppressor, the Omega 300 and Omega 36M are slightly heavier than the Harvester, but do offer more versatility. Both the Omega 300 and Omega 36M are world-class suppressors commonly used for both recreational and tactical shooting. The Omega 36M is the most adaptable suppressor currently available, allowing for short and long lengths and accommodating calibers ranging from .22 Hornet up to .338 LM. 

“Come by booth 289 and see us!  We look forward to discussing the benefits of hunting suppressed with you,” said hunting enthusiast and SilencerCo Marketing Manager, Brooklee Grant.

For more information on the Buckmasters Expo, visit To explore SilencerCo’s products, click here

Purple Orange Media Event

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

The evening before Outdoor Retailer Summer Market kicked off, PR company Purple Orange held a private media event at a local venue for the various brands the represent*.

It was very well attended and I didn’t get to speak with every company there because the lines were too long. So instead, I’m going to mention just a few brands and products.

Sea to Summit

Sea to Summit makes some great lightweight camping gear with welcome news that we’ll start to see more subdued colors as they begin to push into the hunting market. Their Stretch-Loc TPU straps are 12mm wide come in multiple lengths from 300mm to 750mm. The straps function like a belt with a bit of inherent stretch so you can crank down a bit for a snug fit. They are offered in Grey, Black and Yellow.


The big new from BioLite is that they are introducing the Basecharge 600 and 1500. They incorporate ISB ports and DC sockets. The Basecharge can be recharged via shore power or solar panel.?

SomeWear Labs

SomeWear Pabs was the most interesting conversation I had at this event and it’s not just because they had heard of SSD. The company which specializes in satellite data services via this puck which connects your end user device to the web. It weighs just 4 oz and has been approved for DoD use with ATAK.

Gnarly Sports Nutrition

Fuel2O is like a powdered version of the gummies so many endurance athletes use so that the nutrients can be drunk while rehydrating. You’ll also get dextrose and sucrose (100 cal per 12 oz) as well as HMB (280 mg).

*Purple Orange represents the following companies:
Peak Design
Sea to Summit
Jack Wolfskin
Somewear Labs
Swiftwick Socks

Ibex Wear
Gnarly Nutrition
Oru Kayak
Climate Neutral

SKYDEX to Showcase Leading Blast Mitigation Products at Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering & Technical Symposium (GVSETS) 2021

Monday, August 9th, 2021

Ground system defense leaders to experience the latest blast mitigating technology and innovative energy absorbing materials for interior vehicle protection

CENTENNIAL, COLO. (August 5, 2021) –  SKYDEX, a global leader in advanced impact mitigation and energy absorption solutions, today announced that the company will attend the 13th Annual Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium (GVSETS) in Novi, Michigan on August 10-12, 2021.

GVSETS is a three-day event dedicated to the engineering and technology of Military Ground Vehicles, and is intended to accelerate innovation to provide warfighters with the ground vehicle capabilities they need to meet mission success and return home safely. Government, academia and industry representatives bring together their knowledge and exchange ideas with the overarching goal to refine solutions to meet the military and commercial challenges of today and tomorrow.

SKYDEX will send Scott Osborn, Director of Business Development, Defense, and Rich Kase, Senior Product Engineer, on behalf of the team to showcase the company’s newest blast mitigating decking, blast seat cushion inserts and other innovative energy absorbing materials for interior vehicle protection. Osborn and Kase will also be available to discuss SKYDEX’s leading shock-mitigating, proprietary technology.

“As the global leader in advanced impact mitigation and cushioning solutions, we are excited to attend GVSETS and have the opportunity to connect with ground system defense executives, leaders and other key decision makers on our latest blast mitigation innovations,” said Osborn. “SKYDEX prides itself on leading the charge with advanced materials used to better protect people and the things that matter and we are looking forward to providing a closer look at our solutions that are protecting our men and women in uniform at this impactful industry event.”

For more information about SKYDEX, please visit or contact the team via email at [email protected] to set up a meeting.


Ft Bragg Defense Applications Expo – August 18th

Friday, August 6th, 2021

Sponsored by Osprey Global Solutions, LLC, the 2021 Ft Bragg Defense Applications Expo is being held August 18th at the Osprey Training Facility, a private range not far from Fort Bragg, NC.

The event kicks off at 1100 and will include static displays of some of the latest warfighting technologies, a full mission profile live fire demo and a hands on round robin with the same gear used in the demo.

I have attended previous Osprey Global Range Days and they were fantastic. This promises to be even better.

DAX is open to military, law enforcement and invited guests only. For reservations, qualified personnel should email [email protected]

There is limited capacity for additional industry partners. Contact [email protected] for details.

Operator Expo

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

Operator Expo will hold its inaugural show September 29-30 2021 at the Infinity Convention Centre, Ottawa, Ontario.

OpEx is a 2-day event focused on supporting the operational requirements of Military, Law Enforcement and Corrections end-users in Canada.

In addition to showcasing some of the best new products, OpEx will provide training for attendees.

The dates puts OpEx right after the Rampart Range Day in nearby Stittsville for those of you who will be in town.

Booth space remains for those companies who wish to exhibit and Canada’s borders will be open for discretionary travel by fully vaccinated individuals as of 9 August, according to Canada’s Public Health Agency. This is a great opportunity for American companies wishing to exhibit their wares in Canada.

I plan on being at both events of Canada opens up to foreign visitors without quarantine.

For details, visit

Note: OpEc is open ONLY to active Military, Law Enforcement, and Corrections personnel.