SOG Knives & Tools

(425) 771-6230 www.sogknives.com SOG enhanced three of its bestselling folding knives with an easy-to-use frame locking mechanism. The Aegis FLK, Escape FL and Flash FL are equipped with SOG’s sturdy frame lock. Using a portion of the knife’s frame to lock the tang on the blade in place, the frame lock virtually eliminates accidental blade closure, yet still allows smooth opening and easy cleaning. All three knives feature all-metal construction and either kick or thumb stud deployment. The three new EDC-friendly frame locks can handle a wide array of tasks thanks to their easy sharpening and stainless steel blades.

 


Lyman Products Corp.

(800) 225-9626 www.lymanproducts.com Lyman’s Case Trim Xpress has its own power source and a strong variable speed motor to quickly and cleanly trim brass for reloading. The trimmer comes with a set of 10 bushings designed to fit most popular bottleneck rifle cases. The bushings support and center the case with the cutter. The bushings are spring loaded to provide a smooth, effortless cut — enabling the user to trim approximately 15 cases per minute. An adjustment wheel allows case lengths to easily be “dialed in” to 0.001-inch increments. Its compact, low-profile design uses minimal bench space.

 


Breadcrumb

(847) 420-7065 www.breadcrumbtech.com Breadcrumb’s water-resistant Bluetooth Trackable Nock enables archers to locate an arrow upon firing with a smartphone app. It scans for the activated nock and shows the distance to the lost arrow once it connects. If the arrow isn’t visible, its flashing light or sound capability can be activated from up to 100 yards away. The replaceable battery provides more than 35 hours of continuous tracking power and is controlled by the PCB processor to monitor battery life and conserve energy when needed. Nocks are available in multiple sizes and designed to fit popular arrows and crossbow bolts. They’re available in flat and half-moon ends for crossbows.


Xpedition Archery (Shown: Mountaineer X)

(844) 263-3665 www.xpeditionarchery.com The 2019 series of bows from Xpedition includes five models: the Perfexion XL, Xcursion 6 HD and 7HD, Mountaineer X and Mako X. The Mountaineer X’s all-new rotating mod XS-V cam allows the bow to reach IBO speeds of 340 fps. Axle-to-axle length is 33.25 inches, with draw weight ranging between 40 and 70. Standard riser colors include Realtree Edge, Badlands Approach FX, Molten Black, Tactical Sand and OPS Green. Standard limb finishes are available in Realtree Edge, Badlands Approach FX and Molten Black.

 


Cordova Outdoors

(208) 466-4370 www.cordovaoutdoors.com The Cordova 20 Extra Small rotomolded cooler boasts high efficiency, eco-friendly foam insulation thinner and denser than conventional cooler insulation. Features include a no-fall lid, raised tray around the lid, quad-core basket for an airtight seal, molded-in handles and anti-slip feet. The 20-quart capacity, hard-sided cooler comes with a durable, adjustable and padded shoulder strap. Color choices include aqua, gray, orange, sand (pictured), white and sandstone granite.



Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc.

(336) 949-5200 www.ruger.com From the Ruger Custom Shop, the 10/22 Competition Rifle features a treated and nitrided CNC-machined match bolt for a tight-fitting, smooth action enabling the highest level of performance. The receiver has an integral, optics-ready 30 MOA Picatinny rail, and an innovative second barrel locator provides a free-floating barrel for superior accuracy. The stainless steel bull barrel has black Cerakote accents and is fluted; the 0.5”-28 thread pattern accommodates the included muzzlebrake or other popular muzzle accessories. Added features include an adjustable cheek rest, brown laminate stock, Ruger BX-Trigger, oversized bolt handle and 10-round rotary magazine.


Hoffners

(281) 855-8800 www.hoffners.com Hoffners’ Covert Carry Ladies Skirt uses a convenient and comfortable thigh holster system to discreetly carry cash, a passport, valuables and even a firearm securely. A slide-down side zipper offers quick access to items. Style choices include pleated (no pockets) or flat (with two front pockets). Twill skirts are available in khaki, black, navy or olive, and denim skirts are available in blue, black or grey.

 


American Built Arms Co.

(443) 807-3022 www.abarms.com A*B Arms’ SBR P*Grip is designed and engineered for M4/M16/AR-15 style rifles and rifle receivers designed to fit MSR-style pistol grips. The SBR P*Grip is made from high-heat rated nylon with high strength fiber making it strong, lightweight and low profile. The weather-resistant internal storage compartment is molded to fit two AA or one CR123 batteries.


Outdoor Edge

(800) 447-3343 www.outdooredge.com Versatile and easy to carry, the TrailBlaze drop-point folding knife from Outdoor Edge is a fully capable hunting knife also suitable for everyday carry. Available in either a 2.5- or a 3.3-inch blade length, the TrailBlaze features ambidextrous thumb studs for easy one-hand opening as well as a stainless-steel pocket clip for easy sheath-free carry. The orange glass/nylon polymer handle and molded thermoplastic rubber inserts afford a non-slip grip when field dressing game, working in camp or on a job site.


GECO

(813) 626-0077 www.ruag-ammotec.com GECO RED ZONE personal defense ammunition is optimized for short-barreled 9mm Luger pistols, and delivers 12–13 inches of penetration in extreme close-range engagement. Velocity ranges between 1,000 and 1,150 fps. Each 50-round box contains 9mm, 124-gr. ammunition. ACTION EXTREME ammunition was designed for reliable feeding out of pistols and pistol-caliber carbines, and offers consistent penetration and expansion in gelatin and clear ballistics. Twenty-rounds boxes are offered in 9mm, 108-gr.


Birchwood Casey

(877) 269-8490 www.birchwoodcasey.com Birchwood Casey’s Dueling Tree 8 Clay Holder is freestanding and holds eight clay targets (not included). Easily portable, the 35-inch-tall holder allows users to avoid heavy stands, staples and tape, and is ideal for ranges with steel target restrictions.


Charter Arms

(866) 769-4867 www.charterfirearms.com The Charter Arms’ PROFESSIONAL is a seven-shot revolver chambered in .32 H&R Magnum. The stainless steel frame, cylinder and 3-inch barrel are treated with the indestructible Blacknitride+ process. The PROFESSIONAL comes with contoured walnut grips, and sports an easy-to-see neon-green front sight. Weighing in at 22 oz. (unloaded), the PROFESSIONAL delivers optimum performance with reduced recoil in a concealable and reliable package.


G5 Outdoors

(810) 392-8431 www.g5outdoors.com The Striker V2 from G5 Outdoors is a fixed, replaceable-blade broadhead with a cut-on-contact 100% stainless steel design. The blade retention system on the Striker V2 has a stronger hold, increasing the reliability of the head, while still keeping blade replacement extremely simple. Additional features include LUTZ blades, 1.25-inch cutting diameter and a machined ferrule for added strength. The Striker V2 is available in 100-gr. and 125-gr. standard thread and 100-gr. Deep Six. Crossbow versions are offered in 100 gr. and 125 gr.

 


SIG SAUER

(603) 610-3000 www.sigsauer.com SIG SAUER now offers component cases in .270 Win. and .30-06 Springfield for precision handloaders. The rifle components line already includes: .223 Rem., .22-250 Rem., .243 Win., .270 Win., .30-06 Springfield, 300 BLK, .300 Win. Mag., .308 Win. and 6.5 Creedmoor. Rifle component cases are unprimed and available in bags of 50. SIG SAUER pistol component cases are available, primed or unprimed, in bags of 100 in the following calibers: .380 Auto, 9mm Luger, .357 SIG, .38 Spl., .357 Mag., .40 S&W, 10mm and .45 Auto.


Hunter Safety System

(256) 773-7732 www.huntersafetysystem.com Hunter Safety System has partnered with Mossy Oak to offer its Lil’ Treestalker youth harness in the Bottomland camouflage pattern. Featuring bark, sticks and leaves, Bottomland features an outline-breaking ability to helps hunters stay concealed in treestand environments. Comfortable standing or sitting, the Lil’ Treestalker is designed with smart fabrics to stay cool and dry all season and features soft touch binding to resist abrasion around the neck and arms. Weighing 1.5 lbs., the harness is equipped with ElimiShield Hunt Scent control technology — protecting it from mildew and odor.


RIO Ammunition 

(214) 389-1896 www.rioammo.com RIO Ammunition has incorporated a hydro soluble wad to its BlueSteel product line. The wad is 100% biodegradable and all its additives are of vegetal origin, making it compliant with ASTM International standards. It also turns into compost (CO2, mineral salts and biomass), working as a high-quality fertilizer.


Grizzly Cartridge Co.

(503) 556-3006 www.grizzlycartridge.com Grizzly’s new .30-06 ammunition starts with a custom powder blend precision matched to the bullet to provide the optimal velocity to push the round to its maximum potential. Muzzle velocity is 2,950 fps. Matched with a custom 168-gr. VLD bullet, the result boasts an expert blend of weight and design for optimal performance.


NEWSBLACKLIST: Popular Gun Magazine is Missing From Store Shelves

Firearms magazine Guns & Ammo reports that it is being excluded at newsstands across the country. In a recent post, Eric Poole claims that the magazine’s offices “have been flooded by letters and emails from readers who have alerted us to the removal of firearm magazines.” A subscriber by the name of Timothy Miller claims that “Here in Kentucky they have pulled most firearm magazines from their shelves. I wrote an email to Kroger, but never heard back. Fortunately, I subscribe.” Elwood Marshall, another subscriber, “Kroger foods affecting the Dillon stores in Wichita, Kansas, removed all gun magazines that contained MSR articles.”

A year ago Kroger Company announced that it will no longer be stocking magazines that feature so-called “assault weapons.” Poole notes that “Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Firearms News, Rifle Shooter and G&A special interest publications such as Book of the AR-­15 are among those affected. Gun publications from other publishing groups have also been exiled.” The Guns & Ammo editor understands what’s truly at play. Poole stated that “This exclusion is the result of pressure from gun prohibitionists and new advocacy groups using their influence to affect our daily lives.” Because of the company’s anti-gun actions Poole and his wife have decided to boycott Kroger.

These types of anti-gun behavior from corporate America is nothing new. BLP reported on Dick’s Sporting Goods’ and Salesforce’s respective decisions to partake in anti-gun virtue signaling. Political realities have prevented anti-gunners from implementing gun control at the federal level. So, they have focused more on the state level in recent times. But they have not stopped there. Now, they’re pressuring corporations across the nation to implement anti-gun corporate policies and even break ties with gun organizations.

This new battle in the boardroom represents a novel challenge for gun rights activists. They are now dealing with an emboldened opponent that is willing to use unconventional tactics to advance their agenda. Lest gun owners adapt, they could see themselves shut out from the normal economy and unable to conduct basic business operations.


New Smart Gun Survey Confirms – No Body Wants Them

New Smart Gun Survey Confirms – No Body Wants ThemUSA – -(AmmoLand.com)- A newly released survey shows gun owners aren’t opposed to the idea of authorized user technology in firearms. But only 5 percent would be very likely to purchase one themselves due to their concerns about reliability and cost. About 70 percent said they were very or somewhat concerned about the reliability of the so-called “smart guns.” Does this sound familiar? It should. In 2013, NSSF hired a noted polling firm, McKeon and Associates, to field a national survey on authorized user technology to see what the general adult population knew about the technology, and what sort of demand may be seen in the marketplace for these still-hypothetical guns. The results showed that only 14 percent were very or somewhat likely to purchase a “smart gun.” When told that such firearms would incorporate biometric or radio frequency identification (RFID) with an activation system that would rely on battery power, 74 percent of respondents said that these firearms would not be reliable at all or very reliable. Only 16 percent thought “smart guns” would be very or somewhat reliable. Some 10 percent responded, “don’t know.” Gun owners overwhelmingly (84%) believed a smart gun would not be reliable, while a clear majority (60%) of non-gun owners also believed they would not be reliable. Unrealistic Expectations Of course, the new report on a survey, run out of the Center for Gun Policy and Research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, makes no effort to hide the authors’ gun control agenda. They even include a note that smart guns are “of concern” because their advent may encourage non-gun owners to purchase firearms for the first time. Gun control advocates such as the Violence Policy Center have made this argument against authorized user technology in the past. The limitations discussion also admits that the price points asked about in the survey are “substantially lower than the current expected cost,” which “is likely to lead to the sample overestimating the desirability of personalized guns among current gun owners.” That issue, combined with the fact that an online survey tends to be answered by more technologically savvy individuals than a broader phone survey, means the 5 percent of gun owners “very likely” to purchase a smart gun overstates actual consumer demand for this sort of product should it ever actually come to market. Industry’s Response Gun makers are keenly aware of the market for their products, as any manufacturer must be in order to remain in business. In a recent shareholder report, Ruger stated; “Like many successful manufacturers of consumer products, our understanding and recognition of what consumers want has been critical to our growth. Over the years, we have interacted with and canvassed firearms consumers to learn what is important to them when selecting a firearm. This “voice of the customer” feedback has enabled us to gain a deeper understanding of consumer demand and the market generally. One thing we know for certain is that consumers demand reliable and durable firearms. We also know from experience that firearms are price sensitive and that a firearm that sells well at a particular price point may not sell at all for $100 more…There is very little interest in UAFs [smart guns] among firearms consumers…” Another manufacturer, American Outdoor Brands Corporation, addressed consumer demand in a February 2019 shareholder report. According to the report, the company, “does not believe that current authorized user or ‘smart gun’ technology is reliable, commercially viable, or has any significant consumer demand.” Law Enforcement Standards We know other surveys have been released in between the 2013 NSSF survey and the newly published poll. In 2016, a different survey out of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health was briefly covered in a journal editorial. The limited results that were discussed in the opinion piece suggested a vast market for authorized user technology, and attempted to take issue with the design of the NSSF survey. One gun control group even co-hosted a “Smart Gun Symposium” in Seattle, Washington in 2015. Even during this carefully choreographed event, Sheriff John Urquhart of Washington’s King County said that smart gun technology “is not ready for [his] officers yet. If it worked 110 percent of the time, [he’d] be interested.” Law enforcement has a longstanding and understandable reluctance to adopt firearms so equipped that that may prevent officers from being able to discharge a firearm under duress or adverse conditions. The Fraternal Order of Police agrees that technology is unproven and unreliable: “Police officers in general, federal officers in particular, shouldn’t be asked to be the guinea pigs in evaluating a firearm that nobody’s even seen yet,” said James Pasco, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police. “We have some very, very serious questions.” Even former President Obama’s Department of Justice couldn’t find a smart gun that met basic criteria for safe operation and instead released guidance on what factors such a firearm would have to meet. Real Solutions As our own research showed, the skepticism extends beyond law enforcement to the larger gun owning community. Gun owners already store their firearms to prevent their access by those who should not have them. They follow safe handling and storage practices, which are set forth in the owner’s manual provided with each firearm. They don’t see a panacea in smart gun technology, nor should proponents or policymakers. There are highly reliable ways to prevent unauthorized access to firearms ranging from locks provided by manufacturers with new firearms purchases and cable-style gun locks by NSSF through Project ChildSafe® to various types of lock boxes, secure cabinets, and safes. And, retailers are required by law to provide a locking device when they transfer a handgun and to make locking devices available for their customers to purchase. Neither the industry nor NSSF have ever opposed the research and development of authorized-user recognition technology being applied to firearms. If an individual decides that an authorized user technology equipped firearm is the right choice for them, they should be free to purchase it. If “smart guns” do enter the marketplace, it should be consumer choice, not government mandates that drives their acceptance.