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GEMTECH – Silent Hunters – The Family

Monday, June 29th, 2015


Gemtech Is Donating Suppressors And Ammo For BSA Camp Hinds

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Boy Scout camp to adopt sound suppressors for shooting programs – By Michelle Libby

Hearing safety, concern for environment, and improved teaching are top priorities


Camp William Hinds in Raymond is soon to become a leader in shooting sports and the first Boy Scout camp in the country to use suppression technology to quiet the sounds of the guns and be a better neighbor for those enjoying Panther Pond.

Under the direction of Scout Executive (CEO) of the Pine Tree Council Eric Tarbox, Camp Hinds is moving into the future by teaching safe and responsible gun handling during its summer camp programs and competitive shooting sports year round through the Scholastic Pistol Program for Venture Scouts (co-ed ages 14 to 20) and Cub Scout (ages 7 to 10) Biathlons sponsored by the Walmart Foundation.

Boy Scouts of America is the leader in introducing young people to shooting as an enjoyable, safe, and competitive sport.


In a partnership with Gemtech, a manufacturer of firearm suppressors and ammunition, the 10 counties in central and southern Maine served by Pine Tree Council at Camp Hinds will have the opportunity to use state of the art equipment while learning gun safety. The Scouts use the National Rifle Association (NRA) teaching program First Steps for pistol, rifle and shotgun merit badges, as well as National Shooting Sports Foundation’s teachings.

“Training new Scouts the safe, responsible enjoyment of shooting sports is greatly enhanced by reducing the decibels of gunshots,” said Joe Debergalis, Chairman of the NRA’s Education and Training Committee. “This is a superb initiative that will enable Scouts to improve their skills while teaching them respect for their environment.”

Gemtech donated eight .22 caliber suppressors and 25,000 rounds of sub-sonic ammunition. Josh Waldron the CEO of Silencer Co. offered to join the initiative donating two Salvo suppressors for shotguns at Camp Hinds.

This initiative will be a first in the Boys Scouts of America, and follows the recent completion of a new range complex at Camp Hinds. The ranges exceed NRA safety recommendations and use ballistic sand built into berms to stop the bullets, a high standard in range safety.


“National Guard and Reserve servicemen and women are rebuilding our camp properties as a part of their training. Our new range complex allows us to offer more teaching opportunities, so we asked Gemtech to help” said Tarbox. “Gemtech gladly joined us and helped us form a plan to reduce sound, protect hearing, and show concern for the Maine lakes region environment. Sturm, Ruger, & Co. is donating eight All American .22 rifles, which are designed to use attachments including sound suppressors. We are very grateful for the help of Gemtech, Ruger, and SilencerCo, and to Furlong Custom Creations for providing legal transfers of the gifted product,” Tarbox said.


The sound suppressors are attached to the muzzles of the rifles, shotguns and pistols to muffle the sounds of the ammunition being fired.

Sound suppressors have long been viewed as something only seen in movies and on television, however countries in Europe have long required or encouraged their use. Contrary to popular belief, suppressors do not silence gunshots. Suppressors reduce the noise of a gunshot by an average of 20 to 35 decibels, about the same reduction as standard earplugs or earmuffs.


“We believe in the more educational shooting opportunities. To be a leader for teaching Scouts, in hearing prevention against Tinnitus or other hearing disorders and respect for our environment,” said Tarbox.

“The Boy Scouts of America is one of the few organizations that instill excellent core values in young men today. We are very excited to support them in their efforts to teach firearms safety and responsibility with the use of suppressors. Suppressors have become more popular in all aspects of shooting and using them to help protect hearing and avoid noise pollution is the focal point,” said Tom Collins, CEO of Gemtech.

“In the last two years, we were one of ten Boy Scout camps in the country to offer a pilot program that allowed boys 14 years old and up to learn to shoot .22 pistols,” said Tarbox. In addition to the pistol program, the camp also offers merit badge and advanced instruction in.22 rifles, shotgun, and archery. As of this summer, suppressors will be used for the rifles, pistols and shotguns.

“Using suppressors makes the shooting experience safer,” said Knox Williams, President and Executive Director of the American Suppressor Association. “By using suppressors, the Scouts at Camp William Hinds will be able to focus on the fundamentals of shooting. This is especially important for the many young Scouts who are learning to shoot by taking the rifle and shotgun shooting merit badges. Instructors will have an easier time delivering range commands, and the Scouts will be able to more effectively protect their hearing, and, by reducing the noise pollution, become better stewards to their neighbors.”

“The Town of Raymond continues to have a wonderful relationship with Camp Hinds and the Pine Tree Council,” said Don Willard, Raymond town manager. “Camp Hinds has been teaching shooting safety since 1927, and this initiative shows the Scouts’ willingness to be great neighbors,” Willard said.

The hope is that Scouts from all over the country will come to Raymond. “When Scouts want a safe, responsible enjoyment of pistol, rifle and shotgun shooting, Camp Hinds will be their number one destination,” Tarbox said.

Jeff Furlong Custom Creations has also been extremely helpful with the legal side of the donations. Furlong is an authorized dealer of firearms and suppressors, so he was also to streamline the process for the donations from Gemtech and SilencerCo.


Although the shooting sports program is a popular activity in the summer, Camp Hinds is a traditional camp with a full aquatics program, sailing, kayaking, row boating, a climbing program, Scout skills and other traditional camp activities. The camp runs in 1-week sessions for six weeks.

The Pine Tree Council, Boy Scouts of America serves nearly 10,000 registered youth and adult volunteers. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Camp Hinds will pilot this initiative starting in the summer of 2015.

“We teach the boys and girls to whom we’re teaching target shooting that we can enjoy our sport in addition to protecting our environment and care for those who enjoy our outdoors,” Tarbox concluded.

For more on the Gemtech suppressors, visit www.gem-tech.com.

Gemtech – Wolf Hunt

Sunday, April 5th, 2015


Attleboro Knives – The Attleboro

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

In this post, we’re revisiting a knife we featured on the site at roughly the same time last year. The Attleboro is a combat utility knife designed by retired SF Operators, and designed in honor of US Army Special Forces MSG William B Hunt and all military members involved in Operation Attleboro during the Vietnam War.


The Attleboro is a combat utility knife designed by retired SF Operators. Forged from S35V stainless steel, the Attleboro features a cryo-treated, hollow ground blade in a spear point design with an aggressive swedge. Unique slanted serrations on the blade make for better cutting, and 1.5″ of gimping on the spine maximizes grip for optimal control with or without gloves. The handle is skeletonized for weight reduction, overlaid with Black Phenolic canvas laminate material scales. The butt of the knife features a beveled glass breaker and lanyard hole. The Attleboro is finished in H-146 Graphite Black Cerakote.

Included with every knife is an OKUDEN custom made Okydex sheath in either Desert Tan or Black. Every Attleboro also comes with a commemorative MSG William B. Hunt Memorial Chapter coin and certificate.

The Attleboro knife is designed to commemorate the actions of Army Special Forces MSG William B. Hunt and all military members involved in Operation Attleboro during the Vietnam War. Boots & Berets, inc. has allocated a percentage of every sale of the Attleboro Knife to the Green Beret Foundation.

Available for purchase through Gemtech – www.gem-tech.com/store/pc/-The-Attleboro-Knife-8p880


New GEMTECH Bolt Carriers

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Sage Dynamics goes over the GEMTECH Suppressor Bolt Carrier Group.


THIS is a Big Gun Giveaway!

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Big Gun Giveaway Launched On Facebook
One Lucky Shooter to Receive $12,000+ In Rifle, Gear and Ammunition


Beginning today, Nemo Arms, Kryptek, Gemtech, PROOF Research, Leupold, Magpul CORE, and other industry partners launched what may be the most complete shooter’s giveaway to date for a single winner. The online promotion includes a Nemo Arms .300 Blackout Tango-6 AR with a PROOF Research carbon fiber barrel, a titanium Gemtech GMT suppressor, $2,500 in Kryptek apparel, a custom Leupold optic, two carbine training packages from Magpul Core, Kifaru pack, a case of Gemtech 300BLK ammunition, Ghost Stryke digital ear-pro, and other high-quality products for a total package valued at over $12,000. The winner will literally have everything needed to take up long range shooting.

The promotion is for Facebook users who register for the giveaway and answer a few brief questions. The Big Gun Giveaway starts February 10 and ends April 1, 2015, when one name will be randomly selected from the list of entrants.

If the winner is not qualified to own a suppressor but can legally own an AR-type rifle, the award package will be awarded without the suppressor, and the suppressor will be awarded to another randomly selected winner who is legally qualified to own a suppressor. Entrants not qualified to own an AR-style rifle are not eligible to win. To be eligible to win entrants must be 21 or older.

Giveaway registration, entry details and a complete list of the giveaway package can be found at www.kryptek.com/big-gun-giveaway.

GEMTECH Releases Three New Loads Of 300BLK Ammunition

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Boise, ID — 19 JAN 15

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GEMTECH introduces the newest additions to the 300 Blackout line. Whether you are looking for an economical training round or a lethal hunting round, supersonic or subsonic, GEMTECH has you covered.

Providing excellent stopping power and precision, the supersonic 125gr Nosler 300BLK ammunition delivers not only the ballistic performance that you demand, but also the smooth extraction and reliable feed that intense action hunting requires. This hunting load gets the job done each and every time.

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If you’re looking for an economical training round, GEMTECH’s supersonic 147gr FMJ 300BLK is the ammunition for you. The 147gr FMJ projectiles in this round are brand new and from a single manufacturer. These cartridges provide a bullet that punches through some of the toughest materials. GEMTECH doesn’t accept excuses not to train.

GEMTECH has maximized the famous Sierra Match King Hollow Point Boat Tail in the company’s new subsonic SMK 220gr HPBT 300BLK load. This bullet design delivers the ballistic performance, accuracy, and stopping power required of tactical professionals in high stress scenarios.

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Despite claims by the competition, Gemtech has developed the quietest and most accurate loads for the 300BLK available, at a better price and with a more versatile family of cartridges than anyone else.

Online: www.gem-tech.com

GEMTECH Announces The SBC – Suppressed Bolt Carrier

Friday, January 16th, 2015

GEMTECH has announced the SBC, a bolt carrier developed specially for suppressed weapons, which can easily be set between suppressed and unsuppressed settings. The full release can be read below:

GEMTECH Proud to Announce the SBC: Suppressed Bolt Carrier

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Boise, ID—16 JAN 14

GEMTECH is proud to announce a revolutionary, patent-pending bolt carrier built for your suppressed rifle. Choose between a suppressed and unsuppressed setting. Enjoy increased reliability. Do it without altering gas block, buffer or any other components. Normally shooters use gas-buster charging handles, heavier buffers and an adjustable gas block to fight an overpressured system. Normally a suppressed rifle delivers a facefull of blowback.

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Things are no longer normal.

Built of S7 Steel for lighter weight and faster heat dissipation, and for erosion resistance, GEMTECH’s patented SBC is an adjustable, drop-in fit for your AR platform rifle. It changes the lock time for your bolt. It can quickly and easily be switched between suppressed and unsuppressed setting. An even greater advantage provided by the SBC is increased reliability, reduction of carrier speed and lower felt recoil. In fact, on full auto the SBC reduces cyclic route down to the same level as if the weapon was unsuppressed. Some tests have produced cyclic rates even lower, though individual weapons and experience will obviously vary.

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The SBC:

· Available in 5.56mm and 7.62mm
· Reduces carrier speed to nonsuppressed levels
· Reduces felt recoil
· Get less crap blown back in your face
· Increases reliability and weapon life
· Reduces cyclic rate on fully automatic

Online: www.gem-tech.com/GSBC

Learn more at Gem-Tech online at www.Gem-Tech.com.

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