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Thursday : October 19 : 2017
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Negrini 16407 Ultra-Compact Sporting Case
INTELCASE Company announced the new Negrini 16407 Ultra-Compact Sporting Shotgun Case for air travel. The new Negrini 16407 Sporting Case is constructed with Negrini's patented double-wall ABS technology and fits over-under or side-by-side shotguns with low or high rib barrels up to 34" including extended chokes.
NASGW Announces Awards Winners
The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) has announced the winners of their annual Leadership and Caliber Awards.
Safariland VIEVU LE5 Body-Worn Camera
Safariland VIEVU will debut the LE5 body-worn camera at the 2017 International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference. The technological advances of the LE5 camera provide industry-leading connectivity and adaptability to integrate with radios, smart phones, holsters, vehicles, and other connected communication devices.

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Safariland VIEVU ClipLock Universal Mounting System
Safariland VIEVU will debut the ClipLock universal body-worn camera mounting system at the IACP Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This proprietary ClipLock design is integrated into a series of specialized mounting systems, providing officers multiple mounting options to quickly and easily transfer a camera between uniforms.
Leupold Wins NASGW Awards
Leupold & Stevens, Inc. has been recognized as the Optics Manufacturer of the Year by the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers at the body's annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas. In addition, the LTO-Tracker, Leupold's first product in its new thermal optics line, received the Accessory of the Year honors.
New Hornady Products for 2018
Hornady Manufacturing is proud to announce a comprehensive lineup of new and technologically advanced products for 2018. These new ammunition, bullet, reloading and security products will be available from stocking dealers, major retail sporting goods stores and their websites.

Barrett Sponsors 2017 International Sniper Competition
Barrett will participate in the 2017 International Sniper Competition, October 17-21, 2017, as a Platinum Sponsor. The goal of this competition will be to identify the best sniper team from a wide range of agencies and organizations.
Swab-its Sponsors Deadwood Marshals' Hot Lead 2017
Swab-its®, the USA maker of the innovative lint and fiber-free reusable foam Bore-whips™, Bore-tips® and Gun-tips®, is sponsoring Hot Lead 2017 hosted by the Deadwood Marshals and taking place October 27 through 29.
MidwayUSA Foundation Adds $598,500 to Endowments
In September, donations to the MidwayUSA Foundation generated $598,500 in matching dollars. The Matching Program matches contributions to youth shooting team endowments, 2:1, and is possible because of the generosity and passion of Larry and Brenda Potterfield.

Ruger Awarded Firearms Manufacturer of the Year for Eleventh Year in a Row
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to announce that it has been recognized by the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) as Firearms Manufacturer of the Year for the eleventh consecutive year.
Bestselling Author Jocko Willink's "Discipline Equals Freedom" Now Avilable
New York Times bestselling author, former Navy SEAL officer and leadership guru Jocko Willink has released a new book on the importance of mental and physical discipline in everyday life "Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Guide"
Walther Introduces the PPQ M2 Q4 TAC
Walther Arms, Inc. is proud to announce the new PPQ M2 Q4 TAC that is both optics and suppressor ready. The Q4 TAC comes with a barrel threaded in 1/2x28, and an additional "suppressed" recoil spring making it out-of-the-box suppressor ready.
Crimson Trace Laserguard Pro for GLOCK Pistols
Crimson Trace announces that its new Laserguard Pro LL-807 (red) and LL-807G (green) laser sight and white lights are engineered to fit several full-size and compact GLOCK pistols, including the recently released G17 Gen5 and G19 Gen5 handguns.
Allen Patented Magnetic Holster Retention System
The new Swipe MQR Holster from Allen Company uses a patented Magnetic Sliding Retention System to retain the gun in the holster. To use-simply clear the lock using a fast directional "swipe" motion to break the magnetic bond.
Styrka To Exhibit at the NASGW Expo and Annual Meeting
Be sure to stop by booth #263 at the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) Expo and Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, to see for yourself the high-quality, affordable line-up of Styrka binoculars, rifle scopes and red dots.
CrossBreed Announces M&P Shield 2.0 Holsters
CrossBreed Holsters announced availability of holsters for the new S&W M&P Shield M2.0. CrossBreed has holsters to fit with or without the factory integrated laser on the new Smith & Wesson.
Ed Brown Products Introduces the 2018 Executive Target
Ed Brown Products, Inc celebrates their 50th Anniversary and introduces the 2018 Executive Target as part of the celebration. The 2018 model incorporates the new Ed Brown RMR mount with topped with a Trijicon RMR.
Rosco Manufacturing 9mm Bloodline AR Barrels
Rosco Manufacturing announced the launch of their new 9mm Bloodline AR platform barrels. The 9mm barrels will be available in 5.5", 7.5", and 14.5" lengths.
Inland's M30-P Pistol
Inland Manufacturing debuts its new .30 caliber carbine pistol. Inland's new M30-P pistol with Gear Head Mod II Tail Hook Arm Brace is a highly modified version of Inland's popular full size .30 caliber carbine.
Sellmark Corporation CEO Named "Great Woman of Texas"
Sellmark Corporation's CEO, Dianna Sellers, is being honored as one of the Fort Worth Business Press' "Great Women of Texas." With Sellers at the helm, the Mansfield-based optics company has seen vast growth in 2017.
Project ChildSafe Memphis Launches
The National Shooting Sports Foundation, along with Mayor Jim Strickland, D. Michael Dunavant, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, City of Memphis leaders and law enforcement officials announced the kickoff of Project ChildSafe Memphis. Several kickoff events throughout Memphis mark the start of a year-long, community-led effort encouraging gun owners to "Own It? Respect It. Secure It."
Skill Set: Holster Tips
If you're carrying a pistol it must be in a holster. This could be a belt holster, ankle, pocket or a holster inside a purse. Regardless of what and where you carry, in order to do it safely it must be secure, inside a holster.

When the pistol is in the holster it is safe. The trigger is covered on modern holster designs, so the gun can't be fired. Remember Safety Rule II: Never let the muzzle cover anything you're not willing to destroy. With the pistol in hand you must constantly be thinking about muzzle control, keeping it pointing in a safe direction. When holstered you can stand, sit or crawl around on the ground without worrying about what direction the muzzle is pointing.

Always use a holster designed specifically for your pistol. No "one-size-fits-all" holsters allowed. The holster must hold the pistol securely – and protect it from the elements – yet still allow you to easily draw the weapon. You shouldn't need to use two hands to jerk the pistol free from the holster. The holster has to stay "open" after drawing the pistol, without the top mouth collapsing once the pistol is clear. This allows you to holster using only one hand. Since you're probably carrying concealed the support hand will be holding the cover garment out of the way as you holster the pistol. When it's time to draw, or holster, you may only have one hand due to an injury. Your holster must hold the pistol securely, allow you to draw smoothly, and reholster smoothly and safely.

Your holster must allow you to acquire the proper grip on pistol. Obtaining your firing grip on the pistol before drawing it is mandatory. Once it's out of the holster there may not be time to reposition the hand. This is important for holstering too. Just because you decided to holster doesn't mean the fight is over. You've decided to holster, but another problem appears. You're forced to get the pistol back into the fight. A properly shaped holster means you can maintain a firing grip when drawing and holstering.

The holster should stay in place during your daily activities. This is especially true for ankle holsters. Pocket holsters stay in the pocket as you draw. If the holster comes out with the pistol reconsider your choice in holsters. The smaller the pistol the more critical all of these requirements become. A smaller pistol is more difficult to grip, so it's essential the holster fits the pistol and your hand size.

The holster should also be stiff enough that you can hook the rear sight on the lip/edge in order to cycle the slide with only one hand. The holster is also used to strip mags free of the grip for Type III malfunctions. (This is also true of your belt, which may be used for this action using the support hand.) A good holster is used to manipulate the weapon when you're down to operating with only one hand.

Holsters do more than just hold the pistol. They keep the pistol safe, and protect it. With the right holster you can instantly draw, and safely, smoothly holster the pistol. The holster can be used to manipulate the pistol. The only way you'll determine if you've got the proper holster(s) is through training and practice. The good news is that today there are plenty of options. Don't be satisfied until you find "your" holster.

Tiger McKee is director of Shootrite Firearms Academy, located in northern Alabama. He is the author of "The Book of Two Guns" - writes for several firearms/tactical publications, and is featured on GunTalk's DVD, "Fighting With The 1911 - McKee's new book, AR-15 Skills and Drills, is available off Shootrite's website:

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