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FN Issues Mandatory Safety Recall Of All FN M249S Rifles

January 14th, 2022

(McLean, VA – January 14, 2022) FN America, LLC announces the mandatory recall of all FN M249S® semi-automatic, belt-fed rifles sold before January 1, 2022. An identified issue from a component in the FN M249S fire control group may adversely affect the rifle’s standard operation, and under certain circumstances, a reset failure within the hammer group may cause an unsafe firing event. To correct this condition and restore consistent and safe operation of the firearm’s fire control group, it is necessary for FN to replace specific components in all FN M249S rifles.

FN is instructing customers to discontinue use of these rifles immediately and return affected products to FN directly for installation of new components, at no expense to its owner.

All FN M249S serial numbers sold before January 1, 2022, are affected by this recall. Therefore, FN M249S owners are asked to please visit the FN M249S Safety Recall webpage and input their serial number for detailed instructions on returning the FN M249S for service.

Note: Please do not ship any affected product to FN until a shipping label has been generated by FN and sent to you. In the interim, FN asks that customers not operate their FN M249S until FN has made the necessary repairs to your rifle. 

FN is deeply committed to providing customers with the safest, most reliable firearms possible. As such, it is imperative that all recalled product is received back as soon as possible. Patience and cooperation are appreciated as we receive, inspect and service these firearms for a direct return to you. We will make every effort to return the rifles within 30 days of receipt at FN.

For questions about the recall or assistance in returning a firearm, contact the FN M249S Recall Support team at 1-800-635-1321, extension 145, or by email at [email protected]. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

Federal to Launch New Products at the 2022 SHOT Show

January 14th, 2022

ANOKA, Minnesota – January 13, 2022 – Federal Ammunition will announce a number of new product offerings during the 2022 SHOT Show (Booth No. 11838), January 18-21 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Being the largest ammunition manufacturer isn’t just boasting. It matters, because it allows Federal to deliver the widest range of new products to our customers every year,” said Federal’s President Jason Vanderbrink. “This year, Federal will continue to introduce new loads and components to the marketplace. This means hunters and shooters of all stripes can get the new products that best meets their needs and interests.”

New for 2022 product launch highlights include:

30 Super Carry – Shooting’s biggest cartridge introduction in decades is getting off to a powerful start with Federal Premium HST Personal Defense ammo and American Eagle training rounds.

High Over All – Engineered for the most elite trap, skeet and sporting clays shooters, Federal Premium High Over All leaves a trail of shattered targets in its wake and more reloads per shell. It’s the ultimate competition load for the world’s best shooters.

Force X2 Shorty – Federal has combined the power of two new technologies to create a shotshell option that changes the nature of self-defense. Force X2 Shorty shells measure just 1 ¾ inches but hold a payload of six 00 segmenting buckshot engineered to split into two equal pieces on impact.

HammerDown – Federal is opening up the performance and power of HammerDown to hunters who shoot 35 Rem. and 444 Marlin. The geometry of each round’s case, bullet and cartridge ensures flawless cycling through tubular magazine and typical lever-action feeding systems.

Top Gun with Paper Wad – Experience the clay-crushing performance of one of our most trusted target loads and leave less plastic downrange. Select Federal Top Gun offerings combine the new Paper Wad, cellulose-based filler and a paper gas-sealing over-powder wad to maximize patterns while reducing shooters’ impact. Available in both lead and steel payload options.

HST – Fuel magnum revolvers with the power of Federal Premium HST thanks to new offerings in 357 Magnum and 327 Magnum. The proven bullet design fully utilizes the magnum performance of these cartridges to maximize expansion and hit critical penetration depths.

Punch – Shooters who choose to protect themselves with the powerful 44 S&W Spl. can now opt for the versatility of Federal Punch. Like all loads in the line, the 180-grain offering was developed using Federal Ammunition’s decades of experience designing the world’s finest defensive handgun loads.

All these new products, and many more will be on display at Booth No. 11838 for customers to view and learn full details. Learn more at Federal and all its ammunition products at: www.federalpremium.com.

Visit OTTO Communications at SHOT Show – Booth 42748

January 14th, 2022

OTTO Communications is exhibiting at SHOT Show 2022. Please stop by and visit us in booth 42748 or contact us to make an appointment. We’ll have a few new items as well as our best sellers – come Hear the Difference!

Introducing the Sonoma V2 Blackout and Prybar

January 14th, 2022

East Lansing, Michigan, January 13, 2022 – The GiantMouse Sonoma V2 has gone to the dark side. First introduced in 2021 in Green and Natural Canvas Micarta, the V2 was designed as an outdoor working liner-lock with rounded scales. As with the original Sonoma, the V2 is manufactured by Reate Knives.

With its slim profile and comfortable ergos, the Sonoma V2 has become a favorite “go-to” folder for outdoor adventurers. Perfect for day-hikes or week-long backpacking trips, the Sonoma V2 packs light but will perform heavy cutting tasks along the way.

This new version of the Sonoma V2 sports black G10 scales, a brass back spacer, and a black PVD Elmax blade.

The Elmax blade, with a Black PVD finish, is 3.4” (87.3mm) in length, and 0.138″ (3.5mm) thick. The handle is 4.5″ (114.3mm) long, giving it an overall length of 8.” (203.2mm). The Sonoma V2 Blackout weighs in at 3oz (85g). 

While it’s not a knife, the GiantMouse Caplifter / Prybar tool is one sharp design!

This multifunctional tool designed by Anso and Vox is perfect for use as a key fob. By adding a split ring, it allows you to hang your keys in your pocket using the integrated side clip. And when it comes time to pop the cap off of a cool drink, it’ll be your go to opener!

Available in both Bronze and Titanium, the Prybar is 3/16” (4.8mm) thick, 3.07” (78mm) in length, 1.3” (33mm) in width, and weighs in at 1.8oz (51g).

For pricing and full specifications on each variant, visit www.giantmouse.com.

Riton Optics Launches 2022 Product Line

January 14th, 2022

For Immediate Release

Tucson, AZ (10 January 2022)- Riton Optics is pleased to introduce new products for 2022. Riton has been focused on providing consumers with high quality optics and unmatched service at the industry’s most competitive prices. From their home base in Tucson, Arizona, this Military/Law Enforcement Veteran owned optics company has become the industry’s fastest growing optics company by standing out from the competition in quality, value and service.

1 Conquer 6-24×50 FFP

1 Primal 4-12×50

3 Primal 3-12×56

3 Primal 4-16×44

3 Primal 10×42 Binoculars

5 Tactix 1-6×24 in partnership with Thunder Ranch

5 Conquer 4-28×56

5 Primal 15-45×60 Spotting Scope

7 Conquer 3-18×50 PSR

“We are excited to finally present our new product line for 2022” Riton Optics Founder and CEO, Brady Speth, stated, “We took all of our customer feedback, and our team has created new optics and accessories that I’m proud have the Riton shield.”

Riton will be displaying these new products at Shot Show next week in Las Vegas. For more information on Riton Optics new products for 2022, please see ritonoptics.com.

Terrain 365 Invictus-ATB

January 14th, 2022

Upscale Variant of the Rustproof Invictus Featuring Integrated Bolster Construction

New for January 2022, Terrain 365™ releases their Invictus-ATB. An upscale variant of the popular, rustproof Invictus collab series with Prometheus Design Werx, featuring their proprietary, corrosion-proof, edge holding, Terravantium™ blade alloy. This precision made framelock features an integrated bolster construction with hand fitted carbon fiber, G10 or canvas micarta scales. Signature design details include handle and blade fullers, dive watch-grade glow in the dark cabochons in the dual thumbstuds, fine jimping throughout, and a purpose driven industrial aesthetic. As with all of their “AT” designated knives, these are 100% non-ferrous, non-magnetic, and a completely rustproof build for all terrains.

The Invictus-ATB is available with Terravantium™ blades and integrated titanium bolsters with carbon fiber, G10 or canvas micarta scales.

Creative Director and Co-Founder Patrick Ma of Terrain 365 states,

“The Invictus-ATB is an upscale version of this design series. While still very purpose driven in its intent, the integrated bolster construction gives this variant a slightly more dressed up feel. As with all our AT designated knives, this folder is expertly constructed out of 100% non-ferrous and non-magnetic materials, including our proprietary, edge holding Terravantium™ blade alloy, for performance in any environment and terrain in the world.”

The Invictus-ATB is available for $380-$385 on their website.

RTS Tactical ARE attending SHOT Show 2022

January 14th, 2022

RTS Tactical is a New Body Armor Manufacturer with full in house production Miami, FL that will be at Show Show booth #80804

The RTS Tactical team will be on hand to showcase new products and technologies that they will be launching both at Shot Show and throughout 2022.

RTS Tactical is excited to build new partnerships at SHOT Show 2022. This year, RTS Tactical will be launching multiple new premium-performance Gear & Armor for the modern military warfighter, defense professionals, Law Enforcement and shooting enthusiasts. We encourage attendees to stop by the booth and learn why RTS Tactical is a trusted Armor Manufacturer to offer their consumers.

For more information on RTS Tactical or to reach out to meet at the show Visit Rtstactical.com or email us at [email protected]

High Speed Gear & Comp-Tac WILL attend SHOT Show 2022

January 14th, 2022

SWANSBORO, N.C. – January 12, 2022 – As long as there is a Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Tradeshow (SHOT) High Speed Gear® and Comp-Tac® will be attending, displaying, entertaining and meeting in booth 75707.

High Speed Gear® and Comp-Tac® best known for the TACO® and extremely durable and reliable Kydex® Holsters, will attend SHOT Show 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 18th through the 22nd. SHOT Show is an annual event where industry leaders in the tactical gear, gun and first responder industry can present innovative products to consumers, trade ideas as well as exchange information with professionals who can benefit from the equipment.

At SHOT Show 2022, High Speed Gear® and Comp-Tac® will be in booth number 75707 along with new and exciting products The booth will be fully kitted with Gear, CT3 Holster Drawing Station, meeting space, our staff, and several events.

New products for the show include:

• CT3™ Level III Holster: The CT3 is the first level three holster that Comp-Tac has offered. Three levels of retention, combined with Comp-Tac’s well known holster body fit, and the ability to fit Red-Dot optics help to fill the demands of the law enforcement market.
• Core™ Plate Carrier: High Speed Gear has gone back to the drawing board and released a ruggedly-designed, low profile plate carrier.
• APEX™ Sling combines new technology in webbing, hardware and fabric to bring a water resistant, two-speed, two point sling to the market.
• APEX™ Slick Sling is an additional sling option with the ultimate low profile design for the smoothest slickest option on the market.
• Core Cummerbund is the perfect accessory to expand a basic plate carrier into a more robust and fully accessorized option.
• Sport-Tac Holster with an innovative flexible foam backing is a new cool and comfortable answer to inside the waistband carry.
• Dual Concealment Holster – DCH – A unique holster that offers both inside the waistband and outside the waistband carry in one package.
• Polymer TACO V2 – Brand new, sneak peek, ruggedly designed TACO for holding multiple pieces of gear.

“Attending the SHOT Show is a big part of our year. This is one of the opportunities we have to meet our customers face to face, show off new products, get feedback and learn more about the industry and future opportunities,” commented Bill Babboni chief operations officer for High Speed Gear. “We will be taking precautions with wiping down surfaces and products, fist bumping and wearing masks. We will also be excited to focus on our business partners and helping each other be more successful in 2022.”

High Speed Gear® and Comp-Tac® would like to extend a welcoming invitation to come by for several events happening at the booth:

• Ambassador Will Petty will be putting on a Tourniquet Application Demonstraton: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 3pm
• Gas Mask / Business Card Grab – We will be drawing business cards out of a gas mask for free gear: Wednesday 19th, 2022 at 2pm
• Ambassador Alex Alderman will be on hand for questions and Arm Wrestling: Thursday, January 20, 2022 at1:30pm
• TACO / Business Card Grab – We will be drawing business cards out of a TACO for free gear: Friday January 21st, 2022 at 2pm

A video show reel of High Speed Gear® products can be viewed on the following link Mission Essential Tactical Gear – YouTube