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STREAMLIGHT® LAUNCHES HPL MODEL OF PROTAC® TACTICAL LIGHT

ProTac® HPL USB Features 1,000 Lumens; Uses Three Battery Types EAGLEVILLE, PA, February 7, 2018 –Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, introduced the ProTac® HPL (High Performance, High Lumen) USB, delivering an incredibly bright 1,000 lumens and an intense, down-range beam. The new model, which uses a Streamlight lithium ion rechargeable battery, includes a built-in USB charge port, …

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At the Workbench: SCAR16 MOE PMAG Modification

I have a lot of magazines. It comes with the territory. I buy half a dozen here and there and have done so for years. This has resulted in quite an inventory that has come and gone over the last decade. Within the pile sat eight old original Magpul FDE PMAGs. Back in the “dark ages” of AR15 magazines where …

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Clever Girl… Aklys Defense “Velociraptor” AKSV

This year at SHOT was fairly sparse on truly new products. Obviously there were new models. Companies had more variants and accessories to improve their legacy products but it was a vanilla show in most respects. But there is always an outlier.   Aklys Defense had this bizarre box muzzled Kalashnikov prototype. Color me intrigued. The Aklys Defense AKSV is a …

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Sunday Sermon: Carry Enough Gun

“Never attend a gunfight with a handgun the caliber of which does not begin with a 4.” – Ye Olde Sage Gunwizard You can find the above sentiment floating around older circles in the firearms and self defense community. It’s an expression of overall good advice that hasn’t aged well. A modernized version would read “Carry a handgun in both …

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SHOT Show 2018: U.S. Optics

With a three decades long background in precision rifle glass, U.S. Optics is not a new name in the field. Despite their long and well respected reputation the amount of information in the public sphere has been limited. Trying to pull up information or a review on any of their hand made optics usually reveals a good forum post at …

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Custom Cerakote by High Caliber Firearms

Tucked in a small one light town called Alamo just north of the one and only Kalamazoo Michigan sits High Caliber Firearms.   The stone faced storefront houses a cozy interior reminiscent of a hunting cabin. A fireplace centers the store. A few trophy whitetail hang on the wall to the right, over top a couple cases holding a small …

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Run, Hide, Fight

Locate. Close. Destroy. These are the focus words of the Mission of the Marine Corps Rifle Squad. To locate, close with, and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver. These words were my formal introduction to gunfighting. They have no bearing on use of force as a concealed or defensive carrier. Defensive carry has one goal and that is to …

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IWI US: SHOT Show 2018

IWI kicked off in the United States by bringing the Tavor. Five years later they are set to have over 60 active products from Jericho pistols to the Galil ACE line up and adding the Tavor 7 and TS12. The original Tavor SAR21’s have been retired.   The Tavor 7 was teased and previewed well before SHOT. The IWI US …

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Henry Repeating Arms Introduces the ‘Patriot Series’

BAYONNE, NJ – January 30, 2018 – Following the release of several new models last week Henry Repeating Arms is introducing the Patriot Series- a new category of firearms and products available through their eCommerce store celebrating America, patriotism, and the Second Amendment. God Bless America Edition Golden Boy The God Bless America Edition Golden Boy is a .22 S/L/LR …

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SHOT Show 2018: Armament Systems and Procedures

My visit to Armament Systems and Procedures has been one of the most productive stops at the show so far. ASP was an entirely unknown entity to me. Their track record in law enforcement circles stretches better than two decades though so I was never the intended recipient until recently. ASP is known for training law enforcement as well as …

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