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Savage Arms’ Minimalist Rifles Redefine Rimfire

June 4th, 2020

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – June 4, 2020 – From the diminutive power of the Rascals, to the potential offered by the new Precision Series, Savage Arms knows rimfire. Now Savage is redefining rimfire style with Minimalist—a distinctly different stock design for the Mark II, 93 and 93R17 rifles.

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 takes Savage rimfire in a new direction,” said Beth Shimanski, Director of Marketing for Savage. “The laminated stocks are ideal for older youth and adult shooters, yet the rifle weighs only 5.68 pounds. If you’re looking for a new option for plinking or hunting small game, Minimalist delivers.”

Above Minimalist’s carbon steel action, a Weaver-style base is pre-installed. Make the most of cost-effective rimfire rounds by topping these bolt-actions with a scope or red-dot and the rifle will be ready for the range.


• 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

Part No. / Description / MSRP

26736 / MARK II MINIMALIST (Green) 22 LR 18-inch barrel / $359

26737 / MARK II MINIMALIST (Brown) 22 LR 18-inch barrel / $359

91936 / 93 MINIMALIST (Green) 22 WMR 18-inch barrel / $359

91937 / 93 MINIMALIST (Brown) 22 WMR 18-inch barrel / $359

96636 / 93R17 MINIMALIST (Green) 17 HMR 18-inch barrel / $359

96637 / 93R17 MINIMALIST (Brown) 17 HMR 18-inch barrel / $359

Learn more at www.savagearms.com.

Blackhawk Adds New T-Series L2C Holster for SIG P320 TLR 7/8

June 4th, 2020

Light Bearing Level 2 Compact Holster Now Offered for SIG P320 Pistol with TLR 7/8 Light.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia – June 4, 2020 – Blackhawk, a leader in law enforcement and military products for over 20 years, announced today that it has expanded its popular line of T-Series holsters with the introduction of a light bearing Level 2 Compact (L2C) version engineered specifically for the SIG SAUER P320 pistol with TLR 7/8 light.

As with other L2C holsters, the latest model retains key features designed to assist with concealed carry. Among these features include a new speed cut to assist with a faster draw, a low-profile design for ease of concealment and RMR-compatibility.

Designed to follow Blackhawk’s Master Grip Principle, all T-Series holsters have been specifically developed to allow the user’s hand to land naturally where it should in order to deploy the sidearm. This efficient movement pairs with a sound-dampening, low-friction, dual-density internal material that translates into a smooth, quiet draw. Externally, the L2C holster features a proprietary, glass-reinforced nylon to ensure the highest degree of durability available in a duty rated holster.

All T-Series L2C holsters include an all-new attachment platform called the Quick Dual Release, or QDR. This attachment method features an intuitive dual button release that allows for easy attachment to and removal from a belt without weaving it through traditional belt loops. The QDR can easily accommodate belts ranging in size from 1.5 to 2.25 inches and allows the holster to be canted at various angles, depending on user preference.

All L2C holsters also come standard with a two-slot belt loop attachment for belt carry and the intuitive design provides the user the ability to cant the sidearm following the body’s contour.

For more information on the new L2C holster for the SIG SAUER P320 with TLR 7/8 light or to view the complete line of T-Series holsters be sure to visit www.blackhawk.com.

OSS Partners with Barrett on DoD 6mm ARC Program

June 4th, 2020

Millcreek UT – OSS Suppressors LLC is proud to have partnered with Barrett Firearms Manufacturing on their United States Department of Defense contract for the 6mm ARC program.

OSS provided a variant of the HX-QD 762 suppressor – with OSS’s patented and proven Flow-Through® technology – that combined with Barrett’s proven REC7 DI gas gun and Hornady® Manufacturing’s potent 6mm ARC cartridge, delivers a consistently accurate and easy to shoot system.

“OSS is honored to participate with and support the Barrett and Hornady program teams and their successful ARC submission,” said John Spurrier, OSS Chief Executive Officer.  

SilencerCo Now Shipping the Salvo in an 8” Configuration

June 4th, 2020

West Valley City, UT – The Salvo was the first modular and hearing safe shotgun silencer on the market. The Salvo is now shipping in an 8” configuration. The Salvo is available in 8” and 12” offerings, allowing the end user to customize the Salvo for shooting sports, hunting and home defense.

The Salvo was designed with the various shotgun shooting applications in mind and the desire to reduce not just the sound, but the felt recoil as well. The modular design enables the shooter to add or remove sections to balance the length, weight and sound suppression. Most shotgun shooters utilize a bead or raised sights, the asymmetrical design places the baffle stack beneath the bore to avoid obstructing the shooter’s line of sight or causing the shooter to adjust or modify the sights. The Salvo traps and contains muzzle gas, reducing the felt recoil.

When introduced, this suppressor was offered in the 12” configuration with the ability to adjust the length down to 10”, 8” or 6”. The majority of Salvo shooters utilize the 8” configuration so we are now offering the 8” configuration at a lower price point.

This shotgun suppressor attaches via a choke mount to most commercially available 12-gauge shotguns with barrels threaded for choke systems. This suppressor is rated for wadded-2 3?4” shells in a 10” or longer barrel and wadded-3” shells in a 16” or longer barrel, including buckshot and slugs. The 8” configuration is hearing safe and noticeably reduces the felt recoil.

The user can adjust the length of the Salvo using rod kits.  Rod kits can be purchased to shorten the 12” to 10”, 8” or 6”, you can also shorten the 8” to 6”. 

This product comes with a breech plug and an Echo Spanner Wrench.  Choke mounts and rod kits are sold separately.   Choke mounts are available in improved cylinder, modified, improved modified and full.  The Salvo has an MSRP of $749.  For more information on this model click here.

First time buyer?  Check out our SuppressedEd Easyguide.

GSA Awards 7-Year Light Tactical Vehicle Contract to Polaris

June 4th, 2020

Polaris MRZR Alpha Pioneers a New Level of Air-Transportable Mobility


Minneapolis – June 4, 2020 – Special Operations Forces have a new light tactical vehicle: the Polaris MRZR Alpha. Following a competitive bid process, General Services Administration (GSA) awarded a follow-on contract to Polaris Government and Defense, a division of global powersports leader Polaris Inc., for the Light Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (LTATV). The MRZR Alpha supports U.S. Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) requirements for durability, performance, payload profile and internal air transportability.

“Polaris has had the privilege of providing vehicles to USSOCOM since 2005 and we take a great deal of pride in delivering and supporting the current LTATV,” said Jed Leonard, vice president, Polaris Government and Defense. “USSOCOM and GSA provided industry with clear and early communication of requirements – we listened, we invested and we are honored another MRZR will be available for U.S. Special Operations.”

The MRZR Alpha is Polaris’ 11th military vehicle produced in 12 years. The LTATV specification – which calls for a 2-passenger and 4-passenger base vehicle, and seven variants or “packages” – results in a revolutionary new capability. Designed on an all new chassis, the MRZR Alpha is an entirely new breed of light tactical vehicle. Internally transportable vehicles have restrictions to size and weight, but Polaris’ investment and advances in chassis, driveline, suspension, and other technologies have allowed the company to provide a new level of durability, performance, and payload in the MRZR Alpha. Vehicle systems were also designed with near-future innovation in mind, with an architecture ready to accept new technologies and capabilities available within Polaris.

The MRZR Alpha’s versatility is further enhanced by improved exportable power and increased payload. Since their introduction, MRZRs have been outfitted with counter unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS), weapons and high-energy laser systems, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems, expeditionary command and control systems, autonomy packages, litters for medical and casualty evacuation and communication equipment.

“We are extremely grateful that we have the opportunity to continue our support of USSOCOM. It’s an honor to provide this new capability to our warfighters, and a responsibility that our Polaris Team does not take lightly,” said Nick Francis, director of Polaris Defense. “We’re fully invested in providing the highest performing, most reliable LTATV ever – and we’ll continue to listen, support and innovate because our military – and especially our Special Operations Forces – demand and deserve the best.”

The seven-year contract calls for two and four-seat diesel vehicles and seven variants or packages. Missionization packages include a diesel-electric hybrid engine, rear-facing seats and rear ROPS, modular cargo area, top-mounted weapons integration, roof kit, enclosure or cab kit and arctic mobility package. The contract has a value of up to $109 million and was awarded on May 29, 2020.

The contract also includes systems engineering support and training for the new LTATV. Polaris is a global company that trains and supports over 3,500 dealers with products sold to 120 countries. Polaris has been supplying traditional technical and parts manuals along with in-person training to the military for years – and leveraging corporate resources, Polaris can also offer new training opportunities to the military. Best-in-class online training videos, app-based technologies and computer aided modeling within electronic technical manuals are currently offered to Polaris’ dealers and can be easily adapted to train today’s military technician.

Dedicated Military Field Service Representatives (FSRs) have been teaching operator and maintainer training courses for more than 12 years to the U.S. and its allies. Polaris also provides world-class parts distribution – an established inventory management system allows for proactive management of parts inventory, minimizes lead time for parts and reduces the logistics for supply chain planning and management.

Polaris designs, engineers and produces its MV850 ATV, MRZR and DAGOR military vehicles in the U.S. As the next-generation LTATV, the Polaris MRZR Alpha represents the insertion of cutting-edge off-road vehicle technology – derived from millions of research and development investments to keep Polaris in front of the highly competitive off-road vehicle market. And like all Polaris military platforms, the new MRZR Alpha continues a legacy of light tactical military vehicles that are intuitive to operate, easy to maintain, and easy to globally support within an existing worldwide infrastructure of parts distribution and dealer service networks.

Mystery Ranch Offers Two Mask Styles – Traditional & Street

June 4th, 2020

In addition to their ongoing contract work for military and fire service packs, Mystery Ranch has also delivered over 10,000 masks. Their distribution centers, production team, and warranty services at MR remain fully operational and shipping while adhering to safety measures because of their time-critical commitment to customers on the Mission side of its organization. Sales, Customer Service and Marketing are continuing to work fulltime from home. Deliveries haven’t stopped.

You can argue the efficacy of the wear of cloth masks to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Even the medical profession has different opinions. But this really isn’t the place for that. Regardless of how you feel about it, the reality is that the wear of masks has been mandated by both government and industry for those in certain jobs and locations. So if you’ve got to wear one, you might as well make the most of it.

Over the past two months I’ve tried probably 10 different mask styles. They’ve featured different strap systems, different fits and different fabrics. It’s great to have so many options, because there isn’t a one-size face and head. I wear glasses so I need something that will prevent my exhale from fogging them up. Different brands have attacked this issue with varying degrees of success.

I like several of the mask designs I’ve tried, but Mystery Ranch really got it right with their Traditional and Street Masks. There’s obviously a lot of design in these masks.

To be clear, these are not PPE. Also, they do not provide filtration. Several brands are offering either built-in or removable filters included. However, the design is based off of consultation with health care providers and the masks feature a sleeve for removable filters. You just have to supply your own.

According to Mystery Ranch, the Traditional Mask was originally designed to support Bozeman-area healthcare professionals fighting COVID-19 and refined with their feedback. If you look at it, it kind of reminds you of a surgical mask. They’ve donate about 8,500 so far if these masks to Montana Hospitals for use by those who don’t need full N95 masks. However, they’ve also made them available for public purchase.

The Traditional Mask is made to be laundered and boasts a filter sleeve, adjustable 3D bendable nose piece that shapes to the contour of the nose for a comfortable, all-day fit as well as a stretch TPU headband that won’t pull hair and a cord lock adjustment that allows the mask to hang from the neck when not in use.

The Street mask shares many attributes of the Traditional style but was tailored to minimize contact with the lips and mouth to avoid chaffing. It also has non-woven, tight-cell structured liner for better filtration. It has that same adjustable 3D bendable nose piece that shapes to the contour of the nose, and stretch TPU headband and cord lock adjustment that allows the mask to hang from the neck when not in use. It comes in two sizes and multiple colors.

I like both versions because of the one-handed adjustability of their strap system and the ability to seal it off at the nose. The Street Mask has a larger volume which will be nice now that the humidity is starting to kick in here in Virginia.

Bushnell Elite Tactical XRS II Helps Capture Multiple Wins at K&M PRS Match

June 4th, 2020

Bushnell Pro Mark Cooper Uses XRS II to Win Tactical Division and Place 2nd Overall

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – June 2, 2020 – Bushnell congratulates Pro Shooter Mark Cooper for adding a new footnote in the Precision Rifle Series history book by becoming the first person in recent history to win the Tactical Division and place 2nd Overall at a National PRS Match. Using his Elite Tactical XRS II, Cooper was able to take home multiple wins at the recent K&M Precision Rifle Series and AG Cup Qualifier in Finger, Tennessee.

After dropping only 8 points across 12 stages on day one, Cooper entered the final day of the match in 20th place. Despite exceeding his initial expectations, Cooper knew that an even stronger performance would be needed to claim a top spot on the podium. He remained confident that his riflescope and gear could help get the job done.

“It might sound simple, but I went into the last day with one goal in mind – don’t miss,” said Cooper. “Throughout the match my XRS II was performing great, giving me crystal-clear views and helping deliver precise shots across a wide variety of distances. I knew that if I could stay focused that I was in a good position to have a strong finish.”

At the end of Sunday, Cooper had dropped only 4 points, bringing his grand total to 12 for the match. Once the last stage was completed, Cooper’s entire squad erupted with excitement, realizing what they had just witnessed. Cooper had ended the match with two wins, and a mere one point away from 1st Place Overall.

“It’s still hard for me to believe that I was able to have such a strong finish,” said Cooper. “Having had big wins in the past using my Elite Tactical scope, I knew anything was possible. Running the XRS II certainly helps with the added confidence as it has exceptional tracking, great glass, and unbeatable durability. These are core features any shooter needs competing in the PRS.”

After a longer than normal return to competition, Cooper entered the K&M match having recorded his first win of the season at the Accuracy International Long Range Classic back in February. At the A.I. USA Pro Series Match, Cooper took home 1st place in the Tactical Division again using his Bushnell Elite Tactical riflescope.

Next up for Cooper is the Pigg River Precision Regional PRS Match in Rocky Mountain, Virginia on June 5th.

For more information on the Elite Tactical riflescopes go to www.bushnell.com/products/riflescopes/collections/elite-tactical.

Brownells Unveils Exclusive Products For New 6mm ARC Cartridge

June 3rd, 2020

GRINNELL, Iowa (June 3, 2020) – Brownells unveiled a line of exclusive barrels and complete uppers chambered in Hornady’s newly-announced 6mm ARC – a cartridge designed to optimize long-range performance potential in standard-sized AR-15 rifles.

Using the same bolt and magazine as the 6.5 Grendel, the 6mm ARC capitalizes on the enhanced ballistics of 6mm bullets. The 108 grain ELD MATCH load from Hornady lists a muzzle velocity of 2,750 FPS out of a 24-inch barrel.

Some models of Brownells exclusive AR-15 barrels chambered in 6mm ARC are in stock and shipping now. The complete uppers and other barrels are live for pre-orders and are expected to be in stock and shipping later in summer 2020.

Exclusive 6mm ARC products available at Brownells include:

Ballistic Advantage Barrels

• 915-000-096    6mm ARC Barrel 16” SPR Profile, Mid-Length, 1-7 twist. $223.99 retail

• 915-000-097    6mm ARC Barrel 18” SPR Profile, Rifle Length, 1-7 twist. $242.99 retail

• 915-000-098    6mm ARC Barrel 20” DMR Profile, Rifle Length, 1-7 twist. $251.99 retail

• 915-000-099    6mm ARC Barrel 22” Heavy Profile, Rifle length, 1-7 twist. $270.99 retail

• 915-000-100    6mm ARC Barrel 24” Heavy Profile, Rifle Length, 1-7 twist. $280.99 retail

Brownells Faxon Barrels

• 078-000-605    6mm ARC Barrel 14.5” Carbine, 1-8 twist. $199.99 retail

• 078-000-606    6mm ARC Barrel 16” Mid-Length, 1-8 twist. $205.99 retail

• 078-000-607    6mm ARC Barrel 18” Mid-Length, 1-8 twist. $210.99 retail

• 078-000-608    6mm ARC Barrel 20” Rifle, 1-8 twist. $215.99 retail

Aero Precision Complete Uppers

• 100-040-979     Complete Upper, 6mm ARC, 16″ stainless barrel. $749.00 retail

• 100-040-980     Complete Upper, 6mm ARC, 18″ stainless barrel. $759.99 retail

• 100-040-981     Complete Upper, 6mm ARC, 18″ black barrel. $769.99 retail

• 100-040-982     Complete Upper, 6mm ARC, 20″ stainless barrel. $769.99 retail

• 100-040-983     Complete Upper, 6mm ARC, 24″ stainless barrel. $799.99 retail

In addition to 6mm ARC uppers and barrels, Brownells also carries 6.5 Grendel bolts and magazines from various manufacturers, with both required to change any standard-sized AR-15 over to the new 6mm ARC cartridge.

Brownells also has certain types of 6mm ARC ammunition.

To see more, visit the Brownells 6mm ARC page