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Wilson Combat CQB Commander
The long-awaited Wilson Combat CQB Commander has a full size grip frame and 4.25" slide and bushing barrel. It's their first mid-size pistol model in this specific format and -- being a CQB, this Commander is loaded with their most sought after custom enhancements desired in a hard use carry gun.
Brownells New Product Review
This week's New Product Review from Brownell's features the Magpul Hunter 700 Magazine Well, the Wilson Combat/Vickers Tactical 1911 Duty magazine, the Hogue OverMolded Ruger 10/22 Takedown Stock and the Ruger Moon Clip Case.
Bill Hicks &Co. New Distributor for 2A Armament
2A Armament has announced that Bill Hicks & Co., Ltd is a new distribution partner. Bill Hicks & Co., Ltd. offers more than 30,000 products from 300 well established and respected manufacturers in the hunting and shooting sports industry.
This Week on GUNTALK Radio
It's new ammo from a legendary rock star; holsters to fit your favorite lasers; great deals on ammo, lasers, gear, and guns; and more, this week on Tom Gresham's GUNTALK Radio, the original nationally-syndicated radio talk show about guns and the shooting sports.

Steiner's M5Xi Receives Optics Planet Award
Optics Planet recently chose Steiner Optics' M5Xi Military 1-5x24 riflescope as the recipient of the Brilliance Award for Best Premium Tactical Scope of 2015. The M5Xi 1-5x24 is for marksmen rifles, patrol rifles and AR/M4 platforms, and is designed to locate targets at long distances.
Jagemann Launches 357 Magnum
Jagemann Sporting Group announced the recent launch of 357 Magnum brass, further expanding its portfolio of brass cartridge case offerings. Jagemann has been providing brass casings to the OEM market for more than five years.
TROY Sale Days for the Holidays
TROY announced Sale Days for the Holidays, Wednesday, November 25 – Monday, November 30, 2015. Shoppers at their website will receive 20% off site wide and free shipping on orders over $50 with special value discounts on Black Friday and Cyber Monday (limited exclusions apply).
Steyr Arms Launches Its New Website
Steyr Arms announced that the company's website and online store have been completely redesigned and are up and running just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials. Much faster and easier to navigate than its predecessor, the new website offers a generous catalog of sporting rifles, hunting rifles, pistols and accessories.

Atlanta Arms Black Friday Promotion
Atlanta Arms is launching their Black Friday promotion through November 30th with a Springfield XDS 45 and t-shirt giveaway. Atlanta Arms is offering customers a chance to win a Springfield XDS 45.
Head Down Black Friday Sale
Head Down announced their Black Friday sale for the 2015 Christmas season. Head Down's annual Black Friday sale will begin this Friday (11/25/15) at midnight and will run throughout the day.
SIG SAUER Riflescopes
SIG SAUER, Inc. introduces its line of WHISKEY Series riflescopes. The WHISKEY5 super-zoom 5x riflescope features SIG's proprietary HDX optical system for extreme clarity and low-light performance.
AMI and Chattanooga Shooting Supply
Advanced Munitions International LLC announces their new collaboration with Chattanooga Shooting Supply based out of Chattanooga, TN. They will be a full line distribution partner with AMI brands that includes HPR Ammunition, EMCON and BlackOps.
The NRA Foundation and NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Join #GivingTuesday
The NRA Foundation and NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund have joined thousands of other nonprofit organizations in the fundraising campaign #GivingTuesday. Occurring this year on December 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back to the charities and causes they support.
Apex Offers Free Shipping For Online Orders Thru Nov. 30
Starting today, Monday, November 23, and running through Cyber Monday, November 30, Apex Tactical Specialties is offering free shipping on all orders from their online store at In addition, any order over $100 will receive a free Apex embroidered patch.
Light the Night with Crimson Trace
For more than two decades, the Wilsonville, Oregon based manufacturer of laser sights and firearm lighting systems has been helping gun owners everywhere take control of the darkness. Numerous Crimson Trace innovations help light the nights.
Hawaii DPS Awards Contract for SIG SAUER P320
The Hawaii Department of Public Safety has selected the SIG SAUER P320 as the agency's next service firearm and chosen SIG SAUER V-Crown Duty and SIG SAUER FMJ ammunition. SIG SAUER has delivered all 725 weapons and more than 1.2 million rounds of ammunition ahead of schedule as well as coordinated the transition training and armorer certification of 25 HDPS personnel within a week of delivery.
Troy (NY) PD Receives Safety Equipment Grant from The Sprit of Blue Foundation
The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced today that it has awarded a Safety Equipment Grant to the Troy Police Department (TPD) for the purchase of riot and crowd control equipment along with electronic flares for use by their officers in traffic enforcement roles, valued at $5,025.
Viridian Wins 2015 OpticsPlanet Brilliance Award
Viridian is proud to announce that its industry-leading X5L model has won the 2015 OpticsPlanet Brilliance Award in the category of "Best Full Size Laser Sight".
Bigfoot Gun Belts Built with Steel-Reinforced Leather
Bigfoot Gun Belts are made with a durable spring-steel core, which will provide your sidearm with the support it rightfully deserves.
Crimson Trace Wins Predator Xtreme Reader's Choice GOLD Award
Crimson Trace has again won Predator Xtreme magazine's Reader's Choice GOLD Award in the Mounted Laser Sights category.
Walther Signs Sean Dexter
Walther Arms announces the team has signed top-level West Coast 3-gun shooter Sean Dexter to compete, connect with consumers, retailers, military and law enforcement at matches, shows and events. In addition to his shooting career, Dexter is a Police Sergeant for the Beverly Hills Police Department.
Rogers Holster offers New QD Mount for Trijicon MRO Sights
The Rogers Sight Mount (RSM) is a versatile, quick-detach mount for any Red-Dot optics with a picatinny rail attachment. The RSM allows the user to quickly detach and reattach their optic without the need for cumbersome fasteners or tools.
MGM Targets Announces Black Friday Savings
MGM Targets of offers special savings to kick off holiday season. Four Specially selected targets and groups of targets for every budget and need. Targets made of premium MGM AR500 steel and MGM reliability, MGM launches in to the season with something for everyone.
Mancom Manufacturing Facility Relocates to Action Target Headquarters
Action Target announces their Mancom Manufacturing Inc. facility is in the final stages of relocation from Ontario, Canada to Provo, UT.
Black Friday Sale at &
The Mako Group's Annual Black Friday Sale of 30 percent off has begun. Components from top Israeli weapon accessory manufacturers Meprolight, FAB Defense, E-Lander Magazines, RTS Targets and Front Line Holsters will be available at a discount through the end of Cyber Monday, November 30.
UTG PRO's New Free Float Super Slim M-LOK Rail Systems
The newest members of UTG PRO's increasingly popular free float super slim family of rail systems boast the same sleek design elements and ease of installation that have made our Keymod Compatible counterparts such a huge success.
XS Sights Hires Annie Foster
Hunting and combat tactical products leader XS® Sight Systems has named Annie Foster its marketing manager.
Editor's Notebook: The Giving Season
It's that time again and people will be looking at gifts – practical and otherwise. I thought it was a good time to get a look at what's out there for "people like us."

Magpul Core Flight Gloves
I remember the highly prized Nomex flight gloves that I saw while in service in the early 1970s. Finally got a pair too – and I liked them. Now we have the new Magpul Flight Gloves, made with modern materials – and they offer fire resistance too. They're touchscreen capable – a thing these days --
Magpul Flight Gloves

Shopping at Brownell's

You can see some product details in the Brownell's New Products Review story above. Here's a few picks from their New Products section:
Streamlight TLR-2 HL G: this is a weapon light that has plenty of – if not all of -- the lumens, plus a green aiming laser. It runs on two 3-volt CR123 lithium batteries and has a clamp-on rail system like others in the TLR line. About $430.

Have a 1911-aficianado on your gift list? The Vickers Duty Magazine has a reinforced, solid tube, a new follower with sand cuts and a last round retention feature. The standard coil spring has been replaced with a stainless flatwire spring and an extended steel base pad has been added. About $55.

If you know someone who needs to learn range estimation and a training aid would be helpful, Brownell's is listing the SIG-SAUER KILO2000 rangefinder. It has the ability to range reflective targets at 3400 yards, trees at 1500 yards, and deer at 1200 yards for simple, intuitive long distance ranging. About $500.

Those who work on AR-15 rifles can use the XS Armorer's Block. They say that the XS Universal block will work for any AR pattern upper receiver: AR-15, AR-10, SR25, or DMPS GII. Lots of flexibility for about $60 – on sale now.

Odds and Ends:

From Safariland, their "accordion" style Model 71 Magazine Pouch fits most 9mm, .40 caliber, single stack and double stack .45 ACP mags, flashlights, knives and multi-tools. It's very handy -- and I'd know as I've used one. All that and it's value priced at about $15.

You can't ever have enough flashlights, so light it up with Surefire's Titan Plus "professional-grade keychain flashlight." It puts down 300 lumens while having two other light levels: 75 lumens and 15 lumens. It's powered by its included AAA NiMH rechargeable battery and can run for up to seven hours before it needs a charge. Likewise, it can be powered by a single disposable and very available AAA alkaline battery.

How about a belt? Try the newly designed Western Belts by CrossBreed are available in Black, Brown or Natural Tan and feature a 1.5 inch double layer construction that is tapered in front to 1.25 inch. They go with casual western attire, or you can select the plain buckle for a more traditional dress option.

From Comp-Tac Victory Gear a couple of stocking stuffers: one is the use of the polymer Comp-Tac Standard Clips to make the Clip Keychain. Use the clip with the supplied keyring to keep your keys on your belt, pocket or even a bag. Available with Khaki clips in sizes 1.25, 1.5 and 1.75. For the business-type on your list, the Comp-Tac Business Card Holder. I've used one for years. It's made of Kydex and marked with the Comp-Tac Logo and web address.

The Crimson Trace Rail Master Pro Universal Green Laser Sight & Tactical Light fits most modern pistols, rifles and shotguns with an M1913 Picatinny or Weaver-style accessory rail. The aimer is a powerful green laser that is capable of up to 1 hour of continuous use on a single CR2 Lithium battery. The Rail Master Pro also includes a 100 Lumen white light for target identification.

Your email account will be devoid of our publications on Thursday (and Friday), as we take time to reflect on our blessings and good fortune. Part of our bounty is our Wire family – those who toil on these publications, those who provide funding for our operations by their memberships and advertising and those who take time out of their lives to read the wires.
To all of you, thanks and have a joyous holiday weekend.

- Rich Grassi

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