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Ruger Adds to American Rifle Bolt-Action Centerfire Line with Left-Handed and Ranch Models
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) announces eleven new additions to the Ruger American Rifle® bolt-action family in a variety of left-handed and Ranch versions. Left-handed versions are available in. 223 Rem.,. 22-250 Rem.,. 243 Win., 7mm-08 Rem.,. 308 Win.,. 270 Win. and. 30-06 Springfield, new Ranch versions offer a 16.12" threaded barrel in standard and compact lengths; chambered in 5.56 NATO/. 223 Rem. and. 300 BLK.
‚ÄčAdams Arms 300 BLK Products
Adams Arms introduces their new line of piston driven 300BLK products, complete with the Adams Arms Lifetime Warranty and accuracy guarantee. They feature a new line of piston driven 300BLK uppers and pistols are available in multiple configurations and barrel lengths.
Liberty Suppressors Mystic-X Suppressor
Liberty Suppressors announces the release of the new Mystic-X Sound Suppressor. The Mystic-X offers wide caliber versatility. It can be used on .22LR handguns and rifles, 9mm Handguns and submachine guns, and many popular centerfire rifles such as .223/5.56 , 7.62x39, and .300 Blackout.
October issue of Shooting Illustrated Looks at Sound Suppressors for Handguns
The October issue of Shooting Illustrated, on newsstands now, features a comprehensive look at several different models of sound suppressors and their proper use.
Purchase a High-Performance Leica CRF Compact Laser Rangefinder and Receive a Dual-Power Surefire G2x-Pro Flashlight
For a limited time only, purchase a new high-quality, yet rugged Leica CRF Rangemaster 1000-R or 1600-B Compact Laser Rangefinder from any authorized North America Leica Dealer and receive a Surefire G2X-Pro flashlight and lanyard ($85 value).

Kahr Arms
Bill Hicks & Co., Ltd. Currently Stocking Ruger TALO Exclusives
Bill Hicks & Co., Ltd. is now offering TALO Exclusive Ruger Pistols, Revolvers, and Rifles.
Tactical Gear Distributors Adds Mossberg to Stocking Assortment
Tactical Gear Distributors (TGD) is now stocking a selection of Mossberg firearms, including Maverick Pump Action, Mossberg 500, Mossberg 500 Tactical, Mossberg FLEXTM, Model 590 Special Purpose, and Model 590A1 Special Purpose.
Tomasie Wins USPSA® Area 7 Limited Division Championship
Para USA, LLC ("Para") is proud to announce that Team Para USA member Travis Tomasie won the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) Area 7 Limited Division Championship.
Chiarello & Co. Partners With NSSF on Rimfire Challenge Program
Dedicated to providing extraordinary insurance options for the firearms industry, Joseph Chiarello & Co., Inc., is throwing its support to the NSSF Rimfire Challenge as a Silver Sponsor.
Rimfire Challenge Ammo Roundup Program in Full Operation
The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) announces that the Ammo Roundup Program component of the Rimfire Challenge is fully operational and available immediately for ammunition ordering by range operators and match directors.

Brownells
Inteliscope Releases Complete Redesign of Android App
Inteliscope LLC announces their complete redesign of the Inteliscope App for Android smartphones is now available for free download and information is available at www.inteliscopes.com.
The Mako Group Ad Agency Looking For Weapons ExperT
We're looking for an enthusiastic individual with knowledge and expertise with the firearms and the firearms industry to join our team and help market The MAKO GROUP product line and expand our presence in the sports marketing arena.
Upgrade Maneuverability with FAB Defense Buttpad
If you are looking to transition quickly comfortably and accurately between multiple targets, the FAB Defense Assault Rubberized Butt-Pad delivers.
Cabela's, NSSF Join Forces to Help Prevent "Straw" Purchases
Cabela's Incorporated (NYSE: CAB) is partnering with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) to help prevent illegal "straw" purchases of firearms by bringing increased attention to the firearms industry's Don't Lie for the Other Guy program.
Crimson Trace® To Offer BODYGUARD® Pistol Option
Crimson Trace will again offer another option for owners and buyers of Smith &Wesson's popular M&P BODYGUARD® .380 pistols. Those compact pistols without pre-installed laser sights can soon be equipped with Crimson Trace's Laserguard®--the LG-454 (red laser sight) and the LG-454G green diode (green laser sight).
Crimson Trace Announces BLACKHAWK! Laser Holster Promo
For a limited time, anyone purchasing a Crimson Trace® Rail Master or Rail Master Pro laser sight for a handgun, will receive a free BLACKHAWK! Laser Holster.
Calguns Gives San Bernadino County Sheriff Deadline on Handgun Policies
The Calguns Foundation has sent San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon a letter demanding that he revise the Sheriff-Coroner Department's handgun carry license policies and giving him a 30-day deadline to act.
MG Industries NY Compliant Hydra Modular Rifle Now Available
MG Industries' Hydra Modular Rifle is now New York State compliant and ready to ship. The NY Compliant configuration of MGI's modular, multi-caliber weapon system, also known as the Hydra, is the base system for everything associated with MGI's system.
New Partnership Combines Innovative Technologies
Gunskins and Valdyr Camouflage announce a strategic partnership combining the cost-effective style of gun and magazine wraps of Gunskins with Valdyr's patent pending 3D technology platform to give consumers the look and feel they want without the water transfer process of "dipping".
EAA Introduces Pavona D'Wedge Purse Insert
EAA Corp has designed a concealed carry insert designed to transition most standard purses or satchels into concealed carry systems with only minor fitting required.
Gun-D-Funk to Clean, Lube and Protect
Gun-D-Funk's exclusive solvent-free, non-hazardous formula cleans your firearm twice as effectively as petroleum-based solvents. A special additive allows it to penetrate to areas other products just can't reach and features a special lubricant that reduces bullet/barrel friction.
Gun Digest Releases New Edition of Long-Range Shooting Book
Rifle shooters looking to perfect their long-range game need look no further than the new edition of Gun Digest Book of Long-Range Shooting, which includes information on the best technology, techniques and guns developed for both formal and informal shooting sports.
New Video Promotes Many Uses of EOTech's X320 Thermal Imager
EOTech launches a promotional video that highlights all of the features and benefits of the company's X320 Thermal Imager. To view the new video, follow this YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/d18V7vspmQw or go to the X320 page on the EOTech website:http://www.eotechinc.com/thermal-vision-devices/model-x320xp
29th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference In Chicago Sept. 26-28
More than 600 gun rights activists have already pre-registered for the twenty-ninth annual Gun Rights Policy Conference, being held September 26-28 at the Chicago O'Hare airport Hyatt Regency.
Italian Gun Grease's Sexton Takes Top Spot in Tarheel 3-Gun
Italian Gun Grease (IGG) sponsored pro-team shooter, Mike Sexton, took home first place in the Open Division and 3rd place Overall at the latest Bushmaster Tarheel 3-Gun Monthly Match.
JPFO Joins IAPCAR
The International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights ( IAPCAR) announces that Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership ( JPFO) have joined the international coalition of 30 associations in 21 countries dedicated to defending civilian firearms rights.
Steiner Introduces The American Hero Instant Savings Program
In recognition of the commitment and dedication of America's law enforcement and security officers, military personnel and first responders, Steiner has launched a new American Hero Instant Savings Program to provide the finest optics available to those who serve and protect our safety and freedom.
 
Editor's Notebook: Visiting Friends
While on a trip to Gunsite, I was with Jeff Quinn of Gunblast.com. We both had late flights out of Phoenix and had the biggest part of a morning to spend seeing a few friends. I was able to make contact with Robbie Barrkman for an appointment and with the fine folks at The Wilderness Tactical, where I had to make a purchase for my son.

Our first stop was at Robar. You've read about the magnificent guns of Robar here and elsewhere. Now we had a chance to see both sides of the house. The Robar Companies, Inc. are part the firearms coatings, customization and now manufacture and part Coating Technologies, Inc.

As the firearms side of the house is just over ten percent of the total in outlay and income, CTI is the big dog. The high quality metal coatings go to aerospace industry and to other lines as well. CTI has to meet stringent aerospace standards with outside audits, certified furnaces and test panels with every job for quality assurance.

Robar PolyMAR15

Combat Optic Tool, Optimized. Photo by Robar

Robar photo

The Wilderness Tactical photo.

The Wilderness Tactical photo.
For the guns, PTFE coatings are good for external metal parts and internal parts (bolts, carriers, pins) but not bores.

The gun manufacturing involves the RC1911 - as Robbie worked the Gunsite smithy many years ago, he has a fondness for the old design - and the PolyMAR15.

The PolyMAR15 is the latest development in non-metal receivers for the AR platform. The upper and lower are made by Kaiser Shooting Products, LLC. It's a sub-six pound, sub-MOA rifle. It has a military standard trigger with NP3 coating, Colt internal parts and a POF barrel. They have just over 46,000 rounds on one upper/lower receiver combo and it's still going. They're taking orders for the rifles now and should be able to ship in 8 weeks.

We spent some of our time inthe labs with Robbie and Freddie Blish took us through the gun shop. Of particular interest was the Pro Shop. Here we have parts and tools. Familiar with the Combat Optic Tool? It's one device to take care of all carbine optics, it's small and it can be used as an emergency bottle opener.

I have one and it's part of the rangebag gear inside the pouch on the side of a multi-tool belt pouch. The other thing was my use of Warne Scope Mounts with their ½" cross-bolts and the C.O.T. wasn't a fit for that. Now they have the Combat Optic Tool, Optimized. The addition is a 1/2" open face wrench for Leupold, Badger Ordnance, Warne, and other 1/2" cross bolt mounts. Now you have about all you'll need in one flat bit of steel.

As to parts, I needed some recoil springs for Glocks. They happened to have their Glock recoil spring with a captured ISMI spring. The guide is coated in Robar's NP3 - slick, no?

Robar Guns

I finally got to see Ralph and Joanie Holzhaus and Samantha DeZonia at the Wilderness. I hadn't been there for many years and we caught up on old times. I needed a Sawyer Extractor Kit - for venomous bites and stings - for my son who'd moved into a place where he's likely to run across the odd water moccasin or copperhead. Ralph saw my non-Wilderness belt and Samantha took my belt - for measurements - and fabricated my second Frequent Flyer. With nylon rings for closure, you're less likely to have to remove your belt at some checkpoints. They have an EZ fit belt too that may be a better way for some folks.

The Wilderness Tactical also has new renditions of their popular shirt line, as well as a small, clip-on nylon bandoleer. I got one of them, the Wilderness Stretchable Battery Thing, CR123. I tend to need batteries to feed those lights, so that was an easy choice. It comes with a "place-setter" carabiner but they recommend you get a more durable unit if rugged use is likely.

Available for other size batteries or in combination as well as for ammunition, it's a very handy bit of gear.

The Wilderness Tactical


-- Rich Grassi
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