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Don't Forget the Ruger 10/22 Contest
Ruger's giving Outdoor Wire Digital Network readers the opportunity to win some great prizes in their "Tricked Out 10/22 Contest". In addition to the chance to win prizes from Ruger, we have some prizes as well. So…you have until October 25 to shoot a video showing off your "tricked out" Ruger 10/22. Explain what you did- and why- in that short video. Post it on Facebook, YouTube or Vimeo, then send the publicly viewable link to us at and and you'll be entered in their overall contest -and our little side match.
StealthGearUSA to Launch New SG-Revolution Holster
To complement its flagship VentCore® line of products, award–winning holster manufacturer StealthGearUSA™ is pleased to announce the launch of its new SG-Revolution™ line of American made custom-built breathable everyday carry (EDC) holsters.
Sun Optics USA Launches Website Shopping Cart
Sun Optics USA is proud to unveil the new shopping cart feature this week at

Sig Sauer
Ruger's Tricked-Out 10/22 Video Contest
To enter the contest -- by Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 -- record a brief video showing your "tricked out" 10/22 rifle. Describe what you did to customize your 10/22 and explain the value that each new part provides. Uploading that video and notifying Ruger of the location can get you entered. Notify Outdoor Wire via email of your entry and you have a chance to win a Ruger prize package as well.
FBI 2015 Statistics on Officers Killed and Assaulted
FBI has released the 2015 statistical data on law enforcement officers killed and assaulted. The data show 41 peace officers were feloniously killed in line of duty incidents and 45 officers were killed in accidents. Over 50,000 were assaulted in the same period.
Colt Introduces the Colt Combat Unit Carbine
Colt is offering yet another option for enthusiasts looking for that robust and well-fielded platform – the Colt Combat Unit carbine, featuring Colt's new mid-length gas system.

SIG SAUER Recognized for Optic and Silencer of the Year by Guns & Ammo Magazine
SIG SAUER, Inc. has earned two "Product of the Year" awards from Guns & Ammo Magazine. The SIG SAUER ROMEO1™ was named "Optic of the Year" and the company's advanced line of silencers earned the "Suppressor of the Year" award from this year's panel of voters.
Timney Announces 2016 Customer's Choice Offering – Replacement Two-Stage Triggers for Ruger Precision Rifle
Timney Triggers has been asking shooters and hunters, "What trigger would you like us to build next?" In response, Timney announces their 2016 Customer Choice- a self-contained, 100% drop-in ready, two-stage trigger for the Ruger Precision Rifle.
Firefield Stun Guns
Firefield now offers three stun gun models designed specifically for easy, single-handed operation: Firefield Microburst 7 Million Volt Stun Gun, Firefield Volt 9 Million Volt Stun Gun and Firefield Surge 10 Million Volt Stun Gun. They feature a built-in flashlight and a built-in charging plug.

Daniel Defense Announces Expansion Plans
Daniel Defense announces an expansion of their operations in Bryan County, creating 75 new jobs and investing $18.5 Million into a new facility and equipment. The new expansion is set to be finished late summer of 2017.
TRUGLO Nominated by NASGW
TRUGLO, Inc. has been nominated for two National Association of Sporting Good Wholesalers Leadership Awards. These include Optics Manufacturer of the Year and Accessories Manufacturer of the Year.
Buck Knives Celebrates Diamond Anniversary
Buck Knives is excited to announce a Cabela's-exclusive 75th anniversary edition of the 119 Special, the knife that sets the standard by which all others are measured. Making its initial introduction in a two man shop, the first 119 Specials were hand made by Hoyt and Al Buck.
Good Sportsman Marketing Acquires HME Products
Huron Capital Partners LLC announced its hunting accessories platform, Good Sportsman Marketing has acquired Isanti, MN-based HME Products, LLC. Huron Capital invested in Texas based GSM in June 2016, and this is the first add-on acquisition since that time.
Orchid Advisors Sponsors SHOT Show Executive Management Seminar
The National Shooting Sports Foundation announced that Orchid Advisors has signed on to be the Presenting Sponsor of the 2017 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show's newest educational forum, the Executive Management Seminar.
Henry Repeating Arms Raises over $27,000 for Sick Indiana Boy
Henry Repeating Arms of Bayonne, NJ designed and donated 33 custom Henry Golden Boys to raise funds for 3-year-old Brayden of Indiana who was born prematurely at 3 pounds, 2 ounces with a condition that left his intestines outside of his stomach. The surgery to remedy this condition led to infections and now most of Brayden's organs need to be replaced.
Caracal Replacement Pistols
Caracal USA is pleased to announce the availability of Model F recall replacement pistols in the United States. Delivery of the Model F replacement pistol will be dedicated to those customers affected by the 2013 product recall.
Lyman Auto-Advance Target System
The new Lyman Auto-Advance Target System offers shooters the ability to change targets at up to 200 yards with the press of a button -- with no more walking downrange to replace targets, or waiting for cease-fires. The Auto-Advance Target System is battery operated.
Team TacSol Soars at NSSF World Championships
Team TacSol shooters had impressive performances at the National Shooting Sports Foundation Rimfire World Championships at Cavern Cove in Woodville, Ala. last weekend. Reigning National Champion in the Limited Division, Kolby Pavlock earned his second consecutive National Title.
Lapua Ballistics Mobile App
Lapua Ballistics is the first mobile ballistics app utilizing the 6DOF calculation model. Lapua Ballistics offers the latest, Doppler proven Lapua cartridge and bullet data for you to combine with your firearm and local weather information.
Ultimatum Bolt Action
Ultimatum Precision has announced the release of the Ultimatum U300 Bolt Action. The action is based on a Remington 700 footprint. It has a removable floating 3-lug bolt head, a 5/16" integrated recoil lug and minimal ejection port, among other features.
Skill Set: Book Review -- "Building Shooters"
Normally I read a book completely through before reviewing it. I've only read part of Building Shooters: Applying Neuroscience Research to Tactical Training System Design and Training Delivery. But just those eighty pages have been enough for me to say this is a good book, and I'm sure the rest is going to be as educational as the first part.

I had received several emails from friends that I respect about this book so I ordered it immediately from Amazon. Although its primary audience is instructors the material applies to everyone. As the title says, this book is about the mental aspects of training and practice. It will improve your ability to teach – and learn - and therefore you'll perform better and more efficiently.

"Building Shooters" gets into the details of how our brain learns. You might think this is a simple process, but anyone who spends just a little time studying the psychology of learning finds out real quickly that learning, and the ability to apply your skills is a complicated process – especially if you want to get the most return from your investment and resources.

As Dustin Salomon says in the preface, this book represents "nearly fifteen years of ongoing research into training methods for firearms and other tactical sill sets" in order to "develop a wholly different approach than the standard training model …"

For example a lot of instructors will induce stress during a class. Salomon explains the different types of stress, and how it can improve the learning and application of skills. Or, stress can be detrimental, retarding the learning curve. Too much stress is a bad thing - "… high levels of stress should not be done in a training environment where learning skills or information is the training objective."

Stress also affects men and women differently during the learning process. I've always believed that in the beginning your teaching approach should vary for men and women. Salomon confirms this. Because of how men and women react to low levels of stress he states that it may be a good idea "… to separate genders during some specific periods of instruction and to design separate learning modules for each gender if the instructional method for the topic involves the use of low-level stress to enhance learning results."

Basically what Salomon has done is apply work from a lot of different research, including his own experiences as a military and law enforcement trainer, to tactical instruction. There is some of the material presented that I knew but didn't understand exactly how it worked. For example which part of the brain was involved or how that particular part of the brain functioned. Some of the ideas and approaches are new to me; I'm sure the rest of the book is going to introduce even more new concepts.

Whether you're teaching basic classes to beginners or mid-level and advanced training for armed professionals you'll benefit from reading this work. For those trying to improve their skills understanding how the mind works, learns and applies skills will be a big help. This is one of those books you read, reread and then once or twice a year you go through it again. With every reading you'll be growing and improving, which is what a good book should do.

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 - Website:

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