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NRAAM Roundup

To anyone who attended it was an excellent show. Great weather. BBQ everywhere. Vendors ready and eager to discuss their gear and how the year is shaping up. Manufacturers are in a stage of refinement, polishing and improving the existing product lines while looking to be predictive in the long term. I saw several iterations of lightweight products as various …

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Coolers, Commerce and Calumny

From Dr. LateBloomer In the ongoing battle of political righteousness versus lawful commerce, the virtue-signaling drama award for the week goes to… YETI and the NRA. The NRA claimed that YETI cancelled their relationship and prior orders and called YETI’s behavior “unsportsmanlike”. Then YETI claimed that the NRA report was inaccurate, and they were simply realigning their programs, or somesuch. One …

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AR500 Armor Wants You in PE!

Polyethylene The fine folks of AR500 dropped me a line that their latest addition to their rifle armor offerings is on sale.  Seriously on sale. Like an exceptional Testudo carrier and UHMWPE plates for less than a pair of plates normally on sale. Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene offers a lighter weight, greater mobility, increased comfort load out of rifle rated …

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VG6 Precision Epsilon 762

We’ve asked… VG6 Answered… VG6 Precision is proud to announce the launch of the new EPSILON 762 muzzle device. Compatible with most common .30 caliber chambered rifles, this hybrid device features both recoil compensation and flash signature mitigation in one package.   With a continued focus on improved recoil control, the EPSILON 762 features a new enhanced chamber design that …

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PE Class with AR500 Armor, Physics not Physical

There is a universal truth to armor. It sucks to wear. The materials capable of stopping a bullet or shrapnel impact and imposing it between you and that potentially lethal puncture/energy transfer usually carry the characteristic: HEAVY. The affordable steel plates that AR500 Armor is known for weigh 8lbs each. Combine that with necessary trauma padding or soft armor and a …

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Popular Online is not Always Better: ETS

Frim Mike Westra I am a firm believer in always carrying at least one firearm and a back up self defense tool. My gun of choice is the Glock 19. I love the 19 for many reasons, capacity and reliability being the top two. Between undercover police work, bounty hunting, and carrying as a civilian I have run into a …

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Alpacka Raft Launches the Caribou, the Lightest Full-Size Packraft Available

Alpacka Raft Launches the Caribou, the Lightest Full-Size Packraft Available The new ultralight bikeraft and wilderness adventure boat features Alpacka’s innovative and exclusive Late Rise Design. MANCOS, Colo. (March 5, 2018) – Alpacka Raft, the industry leader in research and development of modern packrafting, today announced the launch of its new Caribou packraft, a front-end loading and ultralight packraft that …

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Trump Trump’s the Trump Slump: Gun Control talk has thinned the stock of firearms nationwide.

The title image was sent to me from Southwick’s of Plainwell, MI. My friends down there usually have a healthy stock of AR-15’s and similar rifles and they have been slow business in the year since Trump was elected. They still have a few left but the supply and demand have certainly inverted. Other stores are cleaned out completely. President …

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SIG Sauer Introduces the Legion RX

Sig Sauer’s LEGION series has expanded again with the addition of their RX reddot optical options.   All the P226 and P229 9mm Legion pistols can now come equipped with a Romeo1 RDS. With the popularity of optics on sidearms continuing its evolution this move from SIG on their premium duty line is a natural one. Optic ready and equipped …

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U.S. Firearms Icon Remington Seeking Sources to File for Bankruptcy

According to sources close to the matter Remington Outdoor Company Inc is seeking information to restructure it’s nearly billion dollar dept. The company is looking to finance operations during bankruptcy in order to keep production running. Remington has had a rough time during the “Trump Slump” gun market. While some of the loss in sales is attributable to the overall …

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