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Bear & Son Cutlery Announces Annual “Open-Door Knife Sale”

The Company Welcomes the Public to a Tour and Factory-Direct Bargains.Jacksonville, Alabama – -( Bear & Son Cutlery, known throughout the knife community for its premium, made-in-the-US knives, is opening their doors to the public Thursday, November 15 – Sunday, November 18th, 2018, to celebrate their 22nd annual Open-Door Knife Sale.The public is encouraged to stop by for a free factory tour to observe the knife making process and to take advantage of some amazing deals on assorted cutlery products.Bear & Son Cutlery stands apart in the knife industry for its fully self-contained manufacturing process. All heat-treating, grinding, assembly, and hand-finishing is done by skilled craftsmen on-site to ensure the highest level of quality and performance from every knife produced. In its Jacksonville, AL-based facility, Bear & Son Cutlery manufactures premium knives for a broad range of specialty applications, including hunting knives, tactical knives for military and law enforcement, competition knives, as well as knives for collecting and to pass on to future generations.During the annual sale and tour, visitors will learn about the 90 different hand operations and advanced machinery employed to create premium-grade knives. Following the tour, guests will have the opportunity to view through hundreds of different knives on sale just in time for the holidays.In addition to observing the manufacturing processes, visitors will see first-hand how Bear & Son Cutlery continues to make a positive impact on the Jacksonville-area community through employment and skills training—all while offering quality, American made cutlery products to consumers nationwide.To participate in a tour and to take advantage of some great prices on high-quality knives, visit Bear & Son Cutlery at 1111 Bear Blvd., Jacksonville, AL on the dates and times listed below:Annual Knife Sale Hours:Nov 15, 2018 Thursday 7:30am – 6:00pmNov 16, 2018 Friday 7:30am – 6:00pmNov 17, 2018 Saturday 7:30am – 5:00pmNov 18, 2018 Sunday 12:00pm – 5:00pmTo learn more about the Bear & Son Cutlery brand, please visit www.bearandsoncutlery.comThe post Bear & Son Cutlery Announces Annual “Open-Door Knife Sale” appeared first on

Just In For Hunting Season, Thompson Center Compass Rifle – Review

Just In For Hunting Season: The Thompson Center Compass RifleU.S.A. –-( The temperatures are cooling, the days are getting shorter, and a reclusive Bambi is getting more visible. Deer season will soon be upon us if it hasn’t started in your locale yet. While fewer hunters are hitting the woods year by year, hunting rifle options continue to increase at lower and lower prices. In the past, it was not uncommon for a hunting gun to be only one gun used for decades on end without much change but now you can get a decent hunting rifle for a few hundred dollars. This price tag used to be the realm of the single-shot rifle but over the last ten years, budget bolt actions have flooded gun store shelves. The Savage Axis,  Ruger American, Remington 770 and 783, the list goes on. Another more recent addition is the Thompson Center Compass.Thompson Center Compass RifleChambered in a popular variety of cartridges from the zippy 204 Ruger to the 300 Win. Mag, the TC Compass is ordinary in some ways and extraordinary in others especially at its $300 price tag. The price, threading from the factory, and the rate I saw this rifle leave the shelves inspired me to get one, despite my abrasive attitude toward “hunting” rifles. Today, the company is owned by Smith & Wesson. In fact, when you look at your TC rifle, it will say that it is indeed made by Smith & Wesson.The name Thompson Center may not ring a bell to you if you are used to popular names like Marlin, Winchester, Remington, Savage, ect. ect. But that name has been around for a while and has an undercurrent of popularity. I first knew them when I made my initial forays into muzzleloading rifles. In the past, they created some of the best traditional muzzleloaders. It was only later that I figured out they made cartridge guns too. No morning hunting program on TV would be complete without some guy with a laptop and a break-action TC rifle or pistol like the Contender. Today, the company is owned by Smith & Wesson. In fact, when you look at your TC rifle, it will say that it is indeed made by Smith & Wesson.Basic FeaturesFrom afar on the gun rack the TC Compass can be hard to spot amongst other comparable rifles. It sports a composite stock with a trim rubber butt pad. The stock’s smooth contours are broken up by a series of unique triangular grooves on the fore-stock and pistol grip to give you something to hold onto in leu of conventional checkering. The stock is mounted to a 22 inch tapered matte-black barrel that terminates in a knurled knob at the muzzle. This is the thread protector. Yes, the Compass comes with 1/2×28 threads right from the factory should you desire to add a suppressor or flash hider. The Compass, like most modern hunting rifles, does not sport iron sights but instead we get a removable weaver base mounted above the receiver. The rifle is bolt action–of course– and features an odd flag safety that reminds me of the Mauser rifle, except the flag pushes forward for fire and is retracted back to make the gun safe. The Compass feeds from a detachable box magazine and the capacity is going to vary on the chambering of your choice. Nominally, the magazine will hold four rounds but my rifle in 5.56 NATO holds five rounds. Removing the bolt is done by pressing the takedown lever on the left side of the receiver and retracting the bolt. A prominent selling point of the Compass is the advertisement of Smith & Wesson incorporating 5R rifling.A prominent selling point of the Compass is the advertisement of Smith & Wesson incorporating 5R rifling. While I cannot attest to anything special relating to this, this 5.56 NATO chambered Compass is utilizing a 1 in 9 twist rate. I ended up going with a budget Tru-Glo 3-9×32 scope for my test–basic and budget like the Compass and optic brand elitist be damned.On The RangeThe TC Compass was the first hunting rifle I sat behind for the better part of eight years and testing went on for just as many months at distances ranging from 50 to 200 yards with a variety of ammunition and bullet weights. That ammunition included:Fiocchi Extrema .223 Remington 50 grain hollow-pointWinchester 5.56mm 50 grain FrangibleFrontier 5.56 NATO 55 grain FMJHornady Black 5.56  NATO 62 grain FMJHornady Black .223 Rem. 75-grain Boat-Tail Match hollow-pointI first sat down with the Compass to zero the optic using some el Cheapo Frontier 55 grain ammunition at fifty yards. On paper, I was in the bullseye within five rounds– and no, I did not boresight the rifle. I mounted the optic tightly and then took it out. Never rely on a factory or store boresight to be true with your given load. After that, I ejected the magazine, pressing on the wide recessed paddle at the front of the magazine well. Reloading was fast to do. The mostly-polymer magazine was buttery smooth and easy to load detached from the rifle but after prolonged sessions I often found myself loading the rifle by dropping a round into the ejection port or thumbing rounds down into the attached magazine through the port. In any case, I ended my day at two hundred yards with both Frontier and Hornady Black 62 grainers.On paper the 55-grain ammo did better, even though Hornady’s ammunition has been very close to handloads in previous tests. I was busting stationary clays and perforating water bottles out to two hundred yards. There was no discernable drop between the fifty-yard zero and two hundred yards–something to say about modern rifle cartridges in general. The rifle itself handled very well. Ejection was brisk, throwing the cases several feet to my right. There were no failures to feed but sometimes I did find that the bolt dragged some when bolting forward. It sometimes felt as if there was excess movement once the bolt was fully rearward and it caused some hesitation when pushing forward again. It was enough to notice but not enough to affect performance or affect speed to make any appreciable difference. Further, there was no appreciable difference in terms of accuracy or recoil of the 55 or 62-grain ammunition.The report was very loud–and thank goodness for earplugs. But there was no recoil at all. My view inside the scope was not disturbed at all. I could clearly see the impacts as I made them, though this may not be true in other Compass calibers–in which case that thick rubber butt pad would be a great aid. I could achieve, at best 1.8 inches at one hundred yards with either ammunition from a bench rest. This isn’t stellar but it isn’t bad considering the rest and the not-so-good-shooter.55 grain and 62-grain ammunition are by far the most common in the 5.56 NATO/.223 Remington offerings that the Compass can digest but the time would soon come that I would try more extreme ends of the spectrum. These rounds are at home in the varmint taking world with light, fast 35-50 grain loads and longer, range deer-worthy loads above 62 grains. It was clear at one hundred yards, the 50-grain loadings I tested did not fare well at all and even lighter loads might be pointless. Both the Fiocchi and Winchester ammunition casted a low, four to eight inch group with the Winchester taking the cake in the department of terrible. I loaded up the 75 grain Hornady match rounds thinking the rifling would be too slow to stabilize them. The 1 in 9 twist is more at home with lighter grain bullets and 1-8 or even 1-7 as optimal for heavy 75-80 grain bullets. This is a great subject of debate but it was settled when I sent those pills downrange. Over several strings, I held five round groups at 1.2 inches at worst with my best turning in .87 inch with three rounds through the same hole. Given my shaky love of coffee and inexpensive glass, I imagine some of that accuracy had to do with the rifle paired with this excellent ammunition. A group posted with Hornady Black 75 grain match hollow-points. This .87 inch group is excellent and the others are not far behind.Final ThoughtsThe TC Compass represents perhaps the best of the budget bolt action rifles available today. The rifle’s weight and size is not uncomfortable for a smaller statured shooter yet not too small for a larger framed guy like me. The stock felt solid and the “checkering” was not obnoxiously uncomfortable to grab onto but permitted plenty of purchase. I liked the money-saving inclusion of the pre-installed scope bases and inverted flag safety. Although I have no use for a flash hider or suppressor, I can see the benefit of having a hunting gun threaded for those options right from the factory. Accuracy was excellent for the price point and the rifle never failed to fire.The only downside for me is the not-so-smooth bolt work and the mostly polymer magazine. I would have preferred a stamped steel magazine–or at least a stamped steel magazine catch that would give more trust to the end user. Even so, the magazine was never a problem in the three hundred plus rounds. The only true point of annoyance lay in the trigger. The flat faced trigger offers no play or take-up. This is something few people would want but I do like this as a felt response to how much pressure is left before the final break, letting off a shot. Here, there is no trigger feedback and I pull against an unmoving wall of steel until the final, clean break. Your mileage and opinions may vary, like mine do. But even with my nitpicking, the Compass gets an A.The TC Compass is a rifle loaded with features and accurate to boot. Whether you are a new sportsperson looking for your first rifle or an old hand looking for a loaner or beater gun, the TC Compass should be on your radar.About Terril Hebert:Terril Hebert is a firearm writer native to south Louisiana. Under his motto-Guns, Never Politics-he tackles firearm and reloading topics both in print and on his Mark3smle YouTube channel, where he got his start. Terril has a soft spot for ballistics testing, pocket pistols, and French rifles. When he is not burning ammo, he is indulging his unhealthy wildlife photography obsession or working on his latest novel. Scourge of God, published in 2017. See more from Terril on youtube under Mark3smleThe post Just In For Hunting Season, Thompson Center Compass Rifle – Review appeared first on

Apex Announces FDE Polymer Trigger Options for M&P Pistols

Apex Announces FDE Polymer Trigger Options for M&P PistolsPEORIA, Ariz. –-( Apex Tactical Specialties is pleased to announce the addition of Flat Dark Earth (FDE) Polymer Triggers and Kits for the M&P M2.0, M&P and SDVE/Sigma model pistols from Smith & Wesson. The new triggers are available for pre-order now and scheduled to ship on Tuesday, November 13.Two versions of the new polymer triggers are available for each pistol. The first is a polymer trigger body in FDE with a contrasting black safety. The second is a polymer trigger body in black with a contrasting FDE safety.One of Apex’s most popular upgrades for the M&P M2.0 pistol, the Action Enhancement Trigger & Duty/Carry Kit significantly smooths the trigger pull while reducing pre-travel and over-travel by approximately 30%. Trigger pull weight is reduced by approximately 1 lb. for a pull weight in the 5 to 5.5 lbs range making it ideal for duty use or everyday carry applications.Action Enhancement Trigger & Duty/Carry Kit for M&P M2.0 – FDE – MSRP $119.95Action Enhancement Trigger & Duty/Carry Kit for M&P M2.0 – Black w/ FDE Safety – MSRP $119.95For the M&P, the Action Enhancement Trigger reduces pre-travel and over-travel by approximately 20% and is designed to be paired with either Apex’s Duty/Carry Action Enhancement Kit or the Competition Action Enhancement Kit, depending on individual preference and shooting application.Action Enhancement Trigger for the M&P – FDE – MSRP $39.95Action Enhancement Trigger for the M&P – Black w/ FDE Safety – MSRP $39.95For the SDVE and Sigma, the polymer triggers reduce pre-travel by 20%, over-travel by 10%, and trigger pull weight by 10-15%.Action Enhancement Trigger for the SDVE – FDE – MSRP $39.95Action Enhancement Trigger for the SDVE – Black w/ FDE Safety – MSRP $39.95The new triggers can be pre-ordered direct from Retailers and wholesale distributors that have not yet ordered and wish to stock the new triggers can contact Apex at or (623) 322-0200 for pricing and quantity availability.About Apex Tactical SpecialtiesFor more information on parts from Apex Tactical Specialties, visit, like Apex Tactical on Facebook or follow @ApexTactical on Instagram or Twitter. Instructional videos on the installation of Apex parts are available on Apex’s YouTube channel.The post Apex Announces FDE Polymer Trigger Options for M&P Pistols appeared first on

Ed Brown Products Introduces Evolution Series of Custom Pistols

Ed Brown Products Introduces Evolution Series of Custom PistolsPERRY, MO –-( Ed Brown Products, Inc. is proud to release the KC9 as the first new model in the Evolution Series of pistols.Nearly 20 years ago the Kobra Carry took the industry by storm giving the world the first look at the Ed Brown Bobtail, which later became the most widely copied option on the 1911. The combination of Snakeskin treatment and the Ed Brown Bobtail are now legendary and are fully incorporated into the KC9, the first model in the Evolution Series. Completely optimized for 9mm, the KC9 is smaller, thinner, and lighter than its predecessor. The new pistol retains the comfortable and proven 1911 controls, so there are no new muscle memories to develop. The KC9 retains the standard 1911 grips, provided they are cut for the Ed Brown Bobtail®, which are now available virtually everywhere, and ships with the Ed Brown Exclusive Labyrinth Grips to make for a great looking package. Some parts were completely re-designed to take advantage of modern improvements such as the new external extractor, easy-to-change front sight, smaller ledge-style rear sight, bull barrel, and a flat wire recoil spring system. The re-engineered slide has been shortened to 4″, thinned substantially for weight reduction, and includes a unique 7-top custom cut, with special front and rear serrations. A recessed slide stop completes the package, making for the perfect custom 9mm 1911.Like all other Ed Brown 1911’s, the KC9 is hand-built from fully machined components, loaded with custom features, and backed by a written Lifetime Warranty. What is also unique is the ground-breaking price. These pistols will be built in small, custom, identical batches, utilizing all latest in machining equipment and techniques to get every last bit of efficiency from the build process. The result is an MSRP of $1895, which is a 30% savings as compared to a one-off custom built to order.Sales and Marketing Director John May said, “We have made it our goal to make Ed Brown the first choice in custom 1911s. Why settle for less, when you can own the best! This is another step to make sure that our customers have the best quality product, at the best possible price. Just one more reason, if you have not looked at Ed Brown in a while, it is time to Look Again!”For more information on the KC9, the Evolution Series, any of their custom 1911 handguns, or parts, please check with your local Ed Brown Products Dealer or visit If you would like to join the family of Ed Brown Dealers please contact them at for all the benefits to joining the team.Follow Ed Brown Products on Facebook and Instagram, and find informational videos on their firearms by visiting our YouTube channel.About Ed Brown Products:Beginning over 50 years ago as a one-man custom shop, Ed Brown Products has evolved into one of the leading custom manufacturers of high-end 1911 handguns and components. The complete line of innovative 1911 parts, and 1911 handguns, represent the pinnacle of engineering, hand craftsmanship, and performance, and come with a lifetime warranty! All Ed Brown products are manufactured in a family-owned and operated facility under the direct supervision of the Brown family, who are entirely focused on raising the bar for custom 1911 excellence. For more information visit post Ed Brown Products Introduces Evolution Series of Custom Pistols appeared first on

SCI to Auction Rifle Number Five in the Series of Five World Heritage Guns

SCI to Auction Rifle Number Five in the Series of Five World Heritage GunsU.S.A. –-( The fifth and last of five rifles in the World Heritage Rifle Series – representing the Americas – is a .338 Winchester Magnum, donated by John Bolliger’s Mountain Riflery Inc. The rifle will be auctioned at the 47th SCI Hunters’ Convention to be held in Reno, Nevada, January 9-12, 2019.The World Heritage Rifle Series consists of five spectacular rifles, each representing the best of the gunmaker’s art and one of the world’s five hunting continents, Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, and the Americas, and featuring materials representing its continent. The fifth and last of five rifles in the World Heritage Rifle Series – representing the Americas – is a .338 Winchester Magnum, donated by John Bolliger’s Mountain Riflery Inc.The Americas rifle is built on a highly-refined Pre 64 Winchester Model 70 action, full coverage engraving and complemented by an exquisite stock of highly-figured exhibition grade Turkish walnut in the Bolliger Custom style. It is equipped with a Swarovski Z8i 1.7-13.3X42 scope.It comes with a custom credenza for display, donated by Tom Julian and Sons, built from hand-selected figured walnut, with accessories including custom tools, cleaning rod and accessories along with scope storage.The .338 Winchester Magnum is the classic American caliber for this top of the line exhibition rifle that would be the pride of any gunroom. John R. Bolliger“It has been an honor being a part of the World Heritage Rifle Series. This rifle will forever hold a special place in my heart. It’s hard to explain the joy working side by side with my father once again creating this stunning rifle dedicated to the country we both love and treasure so much,” says Bolliger.For more information, contact John R. Bolliger at 208-241-6417 and visit’t attend the Convention this year? Follow the auctions and bid online. Get approved to bid at register to attend, click here –*** Please use #sciconvention in all your social media coverage.***About the SCI Hunters’ Convention:Safari Club expects upwards of 24,000 international hunters to visitLas Vegas, January 31-February 3, 2018.  The SCI Hunters’ Convention represents the largest and most successful event to raise money for advocacy to protect hunters’ rights. The 2018 Hunters’ Convention will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center with over a million square feet of exhibits and almost 1,000 exhibiting companies.  Book rooms at Becoming an SCI Member:Joining Safari Club International is the best way to be an advocate for continuing our hunting heritage and supporting worldwide sustainable use conservation, wildlife education and humanitarian services. JOIN NOW: Club International – First For Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI has approximately 200 Chapters worldwide and its members represent all 50 of the United States as well as 106 other countries. SCI’s proactive leadership in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs, with the SCI Foundation and other conservation groups, research institutions and government agencies, empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation. Visit the home page or call 520-620-1220 for more information.The post SCI to Auction Rifle Number Five in the Series of Five World Heritage Guns appeared first on

$8,000 Reward Offered for Information on Phantom Tactical

$8,000 Reward Offered for Information on Phantom TacticalHouston, Texas – -( The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry have announced a reward of up to $8,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s) responsible for burglarizing Phantom Tactical, located at 15626 Galveston Rd., Houston, Texas.On October 22nd at 2:21 am, four suspects entered Phantom Tactical, while the store was closed. The suspects gained entry by using a sledgehammer to break the front door and stole two (2) firearms and $4,000.The suspects are described as 18-25 years of age, slender, and wearing all black clothing with their faces covered. One suspect was wearing a sweatshirt with the logo “Thrasher” on it.“Recovering these firearms quickly before additional crimes are committed remains a top priority for ATF,” said ATF Houston Field Division Special Agent in Charge Fred Milanowski.Anyone with any information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS. Information can also be sent to, through ATF’s website at Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting (link is external).”The reward is part of a larger national cooperative initiative between the NSSF and ATF in which NSSF matches ATF rewards in cases involving the theft of firearms from federally licensed firearms retailers. ATF works closely with members of the firearms industry to curb the criminal acquisition and misuse of firearms.ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and violent crimes and regulates the firearm industry. More information about ATF and its programs is available at post $8,000 Reward Offered for Information on Phantom Tactical appeared first on

2A Armament Balios Lite Gen 2 Pistol is Turning Heads

2A Armament Balios Lite Gen 2 Pistol is Turning HeadsBoise, ID –-( The Balios Lite Gen 2 Pistol is likely among the coolest modern firearms you will ever see. It is detailed with incredibly attractive machine work on the lower and upper receivers. Machining is the backbone of 2A armament and they detail every inch of every piece of metal on their firearms.Both the lower and upper receivers are CNC machined 7075-T6 billet, customized to the most minute details. The lower has a flared mag-well and a rear tension screw and a takedown spring retainer. The upper has M-4 feed ramps and a retained port door. The type-III anodized finish creates a slick and durable finish.2A uses a bolt and mass carrier with 8620 machined steel through a QPQ process and a 9310 machined bolt. The pistol is smooth on every round and it balances well.The Gen 2 Balios Lite is built to deliver a tactical advantage on close and mid-range contact. The design is exceptionally lightweight, smooth and it turns on a dime. If you require quick decision making and maximum control, this AR pistol platform is a winner. The low recoil increases accuracy and the overall feel is light, stable and easy to control.Made in the great state of Idaho, every aspect of this firearm looks custom and it performs equally well. The trigger has an option for light or heavy pressure to fit your shooting style. Every shooter has a preference and you can practice in both settings to find the best option for you.If you’re shopping for a fast, light and highly effective AR pistol, the Balios Lite Gen 2 is the best firearm you will find. 2A BALIOS LITE GEN 22A BALIOS LITE GEN 2 Key Product Specs:2A BALIOS LITE GEN 2 LOWER RECEIVER – CNC machined 7075-T6 billet with flared mag-well, hard coat type-III anodized, rear tensioning screw, rear takedown spring retainer, screw in bolt catch pin.2A BALIOS LITE GEN 2 UPPER RECEIVER – CNC machined 7075-T6 billet “slick side” mil-spec port door, retained port door rod, M-4 feed ramps, machined indexing marks.2A BOLT AND FULL MASS CARRIER – 8620 machined body with QPQ process, 9310 machined bolt, cryogenically treated, MPT, QPQ process2A HANDGUARD – 2A Armament BL G2-RAIL, M-LOK, or KeyMod, titanium barrel nut.2A MUZZLE DEVICE – 2A Titanium T3 compensator for 556mm models or a 2A Titanium X3 compensator for the 300 BLKCHARGING HANDLE: BCM-mod4bKAK / SHOCKWAVE TECH – Blade pistol stabilizerLOWER PARTS – 2A magazine catch, 2A through drilled titanium takedown pins, Mil-spec safety, and bolt catch.TRIGGER – ALG-ACT trigger group with optional light or heavy hammer spring.Ships with one MAGPUL P-MAG and die-cut foam box2A GAS BLOCK – .750 dia titanium gas block.2A MUZZLE DEVICE – .308 X4 steel brake2A RECEIVER EXTENSION – Mil-spec, 8 position 6061-T6, standard H2 buffer.BCM-Gunfighter 762 mod 3 charging handle.LOWER PARTS – Mil-spec safety, magazine catch, bolt catch, through drilled 2A titanium takedown pins. Ships with one 10 round MAGPUL P-MAG and die-cut foam boxWEIGHT – 6.85 pounds2A Armament: State of the Art Firearm Manufacturing, Find all your favorite lines at 2A ArmamentBuilt with performance and craftsmanship in mind, 2A Armament offers a dynamic line up of hunting and precision rifles, uppers, parts, and accessories. 2A Armament’s facilities feature state of the art manufacturing and process controls to ensure the highest possible quality in high-volume, technically demanding components and finished rifles on the market. We are a CNC, ISO 9001 and AS 9100 certified advance manufacturing machining shop for the aerospace, medical, prosthetic, motorsports, semiconductor and outdoor recreation markets. Out technical ability coupled with hand finishing of every part, results in an unmatched fit, finish, and performance of our firearms. There is no better AR platform available to consumers that present a better balance or weight, performance and value.For more information, please visit WWW.2A-ARMS.COMThe post 2A Armament Balios Lite Gen 2 Pistol is Turning Heads appeared first on

U.S. Coast Guard to Acquire SIG AIR Pro Force P229 Airsoft Pistol for Training

U.S. Coast Guard to Acquire SIG AIR Pro Force P229 Airsoft Pistol for TrainingNewington, N.H. –-( SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the United States Coast Guard will acquire the SIG AIR Pro Force P229 airsoft pistol to be used for training with their Cadets and Guardsmen. The SIG AIR Pro Force line of products from SIG SAUER includes high-end airsoft pistols designed to be an exact replica in look, weight, balance, and handling characteristics to their traditional firearm counterpart.“The SIG AIR Pro Force P229 airsoft pistol is engineered and manufactured to meet the SIG standards for precision, quality, accuracy, and reliability,” began Joe Huston, Vice President and General Manager, SIG AIR. “The SIG AIR Pro Force P229 airsoft pistol gives the U.S. Coast Guard’s Cadets and Guardsmen the ability to practice gun handling, conduct target practice in various environments, and train in realistic force on force scenarios with a pistol that has the same look and feel of their issued P229 sidearm.”The SIG AIR Pro Force P229 is a full-size, metal frame airsoft pistol with a one piece molded ergonomic polymer grip and night sights. The pistol uses a semi-automatic firing mode with a gas blowback to replicate traditional firearm shots with a functional slide lock, and has a muzzle velocity of 280-340 ft/second and a range of 50-80 feet. The SIG AIR Pro Force P229 comes equipped with a SIG rail and one 25-round magazine.“It’s an honor to build SIG SAUER products for use with our nation’s defense professionals and know they meet the highest standards for both quality and performance,” said Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG SAUER, Inc. “The M17 pistol has been adopted by every service branch, our TANGO6 riflescopes are being integrated into the weapons systems of our special forces and the U.S. Army, and now we can add the U.S. Coast Guard’s SIG AIR Pro Force P229 airsoft pistol to the wide range of SIG SAUER products in use with the men and women serving our country.”The U.S. Coast Guard’s acquisition of the SIG AIR Pro Force P229 airsoft pistols was made through a small business set-aside awarded to Tidewater Tactical in Virginia Beach, Virginia.The SIG AIR Pro Force P229 airsoft pistol will be available commercially in 2019.About SIG SAUER, Inc.SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. For more information about the company and product line visit: post U.S. Coast Guard to Acquire SIG AIR Pro Force P229 Airsoft Pistol for Training appeared first on

Silencer Shop selects Orchid Advisors as their Regulated Compliance Partner

Silencer Shop selects Orchid Advisors as their Regulated Compliance PartnerU.S.A. –-( Silencer Shop, the industry’s largest distributor of suppressors and operator of most visited silencer specific website, has partnered with Orchid Advisors, #1 in FFL Compliance Solutions, to streamline their regulated processes and optimize their internal ATF compliance program. Additionally, the partnership will grant hundreds of dealers utilizing the Silencer Shop kiosks access to additional technology-driven compliance solutions for the acquisition/disposition record keeping and 4473 processing.“Combining Orchid Advisors’ and Silencer Shop’s prowess in both technology and compliance applications will benefit our combined dealer network of 2,000 by increasing compliance efficiencies. We are delighted to offer all FFL / SOTs an enhanced experience!” said Dave Matheny, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Silencer Shop.About Orchid Advisors:Orchid Advisors provides ATF and ITAR compliance services to manufacturing, distribution, and retail FFLs. The firm offers FFL and export licensing, deep record inspections, e4473 / NFA eForms, eBound Book software and delivers the largest online ATF and ITAR compliance training platform available. For additional information, visit www.OrchidAdvisors.comAbout Silencer provides customers with the platform and knowledge they need to make the most informed purchase; from reviews and videos, to the fastest shipping and lowest costs. Silencer Shop is the one-stop suppressor shop. For additional information, visit www.SilencerShop.comThe post Silencer Shop selects Orchid Advisors as their Regulated Compliance Partner appeared first on

Timney Triggers Tikka T3 – This Week On Guns & Gear TV ~ VIDEO

Mandeville, LA – -( This week on Guns & Gear, gear up for your hunt with Timney Triggers TIKKA T3 trigger, protective gun cases from Pelican, the TRP RMR 10mm from Springfield Armory, SIG’s BDX scope, Honey Badger hunting ammo from Black Hills Ammunition, and the Ruger American Rifle with AR/AI magazines.Guns & Gear showcases the latest and greatest products in the firearms industry with interviews, range demonstrations, tips and training techniques. Watch a preview of this week’s episode above.Guns & Gear airs on the Sportsman Channel on Wednesdays at 2:00 PM Eastern, Thursdays at 8:30 PM and 11:30 PM ET, Fridays at 2:30 PM ET, and Sundays at 5:00 AM ET, and can be found on DirectTV Ch. 605, DISH Network Ch. 395, AT&T U-Verse Ch. 642, and your local cable provider.Guns & Gear is also available on Gun Talk’s YouTube, Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV channels, Facebook page, and at post Timney Triggers Tikka T3 – This Week On Guns & Gear TV ~ VIDEO appeared first on

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