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Otis Launches Mission Critical MC-10 Cleaner & Lubricant
Otis announces the launch of their new product, Mission Critical MC-10 High Performance Cleaner & Lubricant which will be the highlight of the Otis booth at SHOT Show in Las Vegas, NV in January 2018.
YETI Expands Sponsorship of Industry Day at the Range 2018
SHOT Show® Industry Day at the Range announces that YETI is continuing their exclusive cooler sponsorship, as well as including a selection of the brand's newest products in their booth display.
Potterfields Donate Over $1,000,000 to Support Youth Shooting Sports
Larry and Brenda Potterfield, owners of MidwayUSA, recently donated $1,047,090 to the MidwayUSA Foundation to benefit youth shooting sports. A large portion of the donation stems from a 2017 matching program administered by the MidwayUSA Foundation.

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Ammo Incorporated Releases Streak Visual Ammunition
AMMO, Inc. (POWW) announces its newest product offering, STREAK Visual Ammunition. Currently available in 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP. The STREAK line will expand to include hollow points, a wider range of calibers and will be available in both red and yellow/green colors.
Brownells Springs Chicago Typewriter Exclusive
Brownells now offers the chance to own a customized version of the iconic 1930s Chicago Typewriter with its exclusive Silencerco Summit Tommy Gun package.
"Big Mountain Heroes" Film Premieres
SOFREP TV is excited to announce the premiere of "Big Mountain Heroes," a documentary following five U.S. Special Operations veterans as they navigate the mountainous terrain of France and cope with the wounds of Post-Traumatic Stress.

Daniel Defense Sponsors SHOT Show Mobile App
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is pleased to announce that Daniel Defense has renewed its sponsorship of the SHOT Show Mobile App for the fourth consecutive year. Headquartered in Black Creek, Georgia, Daniel Defense is a leading manufacturer of premium modern sporting rifles.
MidwayUSA Announces Christopher Cauley as Merchandising Manager – Camping and Outdoors
MidwayUSA is pleased to announce Christopher Cauley as Merchandising Manager – Camping and Outdoors. Cauley, an avid outdoorsman and NRA Life Member, began his career with MidwayUSA in 2002.
Federal Premium Introduces All-New 224 Valkyrie Cartridge
Federal Premium introduces an all-new cartridge that takes the popular MSR 15 platform to unheard of heights in long-range precision and ballistic performance. The 224 Valkyrie produces flat trajectories, match-grade accuracy and supersonic velocities beyond 1,300 yards downrange.

Henry Golden Boy Shriners Tribute Edition Rifle
Henry Repeating Arms is pleased to introduce the newest rifle in its collection, the Henry Golden Boy Shriners Tribute Edition Rifle. Recognizing Shriners International, an organization comprised of over 200,000 members around the world, Henry Repeating Arms is donating a portion of each sale to the Shriners International fraternity to assist with their many philanthropic efforts.
Sellmark to Exhibit at 2018 SHOT Show
Sellmark Corporation plans to participate in SHOT Show 2018, scheduled for January 23 – 28, in Las Vegas, NV. Sellmark will be exhibiting four popular brands: Pulsar, Sightmark, Firefield and 12 Survivors in booth # 11924.
Streamlight Introduces Rechargeable Microstream USB
Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting, introduced the MicroStream® USB, a USB rechargeable version of its popular MicroStream® flashlight.
Crosman's New Warranty
Crosman Corporation announced they have extended warranties from 1 to 5 years on all Benjamin and Crosman break barrel and PCP air guns. The new warranty covers repairs or replacement of products as a result of defects in materials or workmanship; repair of Crosman products will be at no cost for 5 years from date of manufacture.
NSSF Praises Passage of Legislation Ending 'Operation Choke Point'
The National Shooting Sports Foundation praised U.S. Rep. Blaine Leuktemeyer's (R-Mo.) legislation that puts an end to an Obama administration effort to deny financial services to businesses solely because they were labeled "high risk," including firearms-related businesses. The bill, H.R. 2706, the Financial Institution Customer Protection Act, was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 395 to 2.
Sellmark Attending the 2018 Sports, Inc. February Outdoor Sporting Goods Show
Sellmark Corporation has announced plans to attend the 2018 Sports, Inc. February Outdoor Sporting Goods Show, scheduled for February 14 – 17, at Phoenix Convention Center, in Phoenix, AZ.
Styrka Recognized for High Quality and Value by Petersen's Hunting
Styrka's S5 rifle scope was selected as an "Editor's Choice" for the November 2017 issue of Petersen's Hunting.
Teachers Trained to Stop Active Killers
According to the Buckeye Firearms Association, more than 1,300 teachers and staff from 225 districts across 12 states have received training to stop active killers after Sandy Hook. This number includes educators in 76 of Ohio's 88 counties.
Skill Set: The New Year
The New Year is almost here, so I was thinking about what my goal for next year should be. You know, kind of a New Years resolution thing. After considerable thought - about five whole minutes worth in front of one of my gun safes - I decided on "simplification." I'm going to simplify what I carry, my gear and training, and my "threat response."

I have a "carry safe." The guns I carry regularly go into this safe when I'm not using them. The safe is too full. Over the past couple of years I've gotten into the habit of shifting between multiple pistols. There are Glock 42's and 19's, J and K frames, 1911's and a pocket pistol or two. In order to simplify I'm going back to carrying a 1911 and revolver. These are the two I know best. Not only I am going to carry these type pistols, but actually just those two pistols. This means every day everything is the same. They both have XS sights. My trigger work is simple – press or stroke, depending on the pistol. The safety on the 1911 will be the same every day, never varying in size, shape or spring tension. Simple is boring, but it works.

Simplifying what I carry means simplifying my gear. I can put most of my holsters, mags and pouches away. I'll need two strong side holsters for the 1911 - one I.W.B. (inside the waistband) and one outside, with a couple of mags and pouches. The revolver requires a support side holster, which is where I usually carry it. I'll also have a strong side holster for when I can't carry the 1911. Add my Renegade ankle holster, for when I can't belt carry, an El Paso Leather 6x2 pouch for singles and my Milt Sparks pouch for speed strips and I'm ready. All of it will fit into a small bag.

Simplifying my training and practice means focusing on the fundamentals, concentrating on moving, communicating, using cover and shooting well. I'm going to try to attend a basic rifle course to hone my marksmanship. There will be lots of practice on moving, drawing my pistol and getting accurate hits. For good measure I'll work on engaging a couple of targets, but not getting carried away on multiple targets because I don't think we're going to experience a zombie apocalypse here in Langston, Alabama. Keeping it simple, focusing on the fundamentals will prepare me to respond to a violent attack.

When it comes to my threat response things are getting simpler every day. At this stage in my life the list of things I'm willing to risk my life for is very short. This makes my "threat response" very simple. If I am forced to fight it's really simple. The only option is to defeat the threat as efficiently as possible. Or, think about it this way: The only reason I will fight is because I have to win. There are lives at stake, so there is not other acceptable outcome. My threat response is really simple: I will win.

Have a great New Year -- and focus on simplifying your life.

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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