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Wilson Combat Ultralight Carry Professional
Maximized for everyday concealment and enhanced shooting comfort, the Ultralight Carry Professional addresses both issues. The full-size aluminum frame is 60% lighter than a comparable steel frame and will hold up to extensive practice time at the range.
August Issue of S.W.A.T. Magazine
The August issue of S.W.A.T. features the SIG Sauer 716 Designated Marksman Rifle. Inspired by the 716 Patrol, the DMR version's Geissele SSA match trigger, fully adjustable Magpul PRS buttstock, and many other features put this .308 AR-pattern rifle in a league of its own.
FMG Online: Three Non-1911 .45s
On, FMG Online Editor Mark Kakkuri turns his attention to non-1911 .45 ACP guns -- the Springfield XD-S 45, Kahr P45 and the GLOCK 30 Gen4.

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Brownells New Product Review
In this week's video from Brownell's, the New Product Review features the Magpul Tejas "El Burro" Belt, the Haley Strategic D3 Sling, the Falcon 37 Habu AR charging handle and Bugout Bags from Sandpiper of California.
XS Sight Systems, Inc. Sights for FNH Pistols
XS Sight Systems, Inc. has developed a new set of fast-acquisition sighting options for FN Herstal (FNH) pistols in both 9mm and 40S&W calibers. These Big-Dot and Standard-Dot Tritium sighting sets are now available to vendors and dealers at MSRP $95.
Beretta In- Field Armorer Schools
Beretta USA is now offering armorer training on our line of LE/Military firearms including the 92/96 (M9) and Px4 Storm pistol series at various In-Field locations. The Beretta Armorer Training Courses are designed for the Law Enforcement/ Military armorer, firearms instructor and technician.

August 2016 Issue of Guns Magazine
The August issue of GUNS Magazine treats readers to engaging editorials from Will Dabbs, MD, on Daniel Defense's DD5V1 and Massad Ayoob's comparison of the new Walther PPS M2 with the older version in "New Age '9'."
Lyman Cyclone Tumbler
The Lyman Cyclone Rotary Tumbler takes brass cleaning to a whole new level. The rotary tumbling action combined with the stainless steel media and liquid cleaning solution gets brass cleaner on the outside in a one hour cycle than vibratory tumbling methods.
Holsters for All
Crimson Trace set a new high standard in customer service and assistance in 2015 with the release of a free online holster guide. Now, the Wilsonville, Oregon-based laser sight manufacturing company has an updated holster resource guide that offers full details on more than 3,000 holsters.

SureFire Response to Competitor Suppressor Test Video
Recently, a suppressor manufacturer released a video showing what they claimed to be a "government agency test," in which their suppressor outperformed the SureFire SOCOM556-RC suppressor. In response to this so-called "government agency test" video, SureFire would like to make clear to the public that the test in this competitor's video was not a test conducted by SOCOM or any other government agency.
Springfield Armory Introduces Next Generation of Competitive Shooters
After taking the NRA 2016 Annual Meeting by storm, the newest members of Team Springfield sat down for a video interview so the shooting community could learn a bit more about these preteen wonders.
Doug Koenig Championship Season Presents The Way of the Shooter
Tonight on Sportsman Channel at 7 pm EST, Doug Koenig Championship Season picks up with Doug in Columbia, Missouri in pursuit of the Bianchi Cup. As weather conditions suddenly shift, competitors face unsettling cold temperatures, rain and changing winds that's unfit for the fainthearted, but where champions persevere and regroup. Releases Top 5 Best Selling Firearms for May 2016 has released its list of Top 5 Best Selling Firearms for May 2016. The Ruger Precision Rifle was the number one selling new Bolt Action Rifle.
Davidson's Seeking Buyer for Purchasing Department
Davidson's is currently seeking a Buyer to join its Purchasing Department and hardworking team in Prescott, Arizona. As a Buyer, you will plan and coordinate activities involved with purchasing the firearms, accessories, and ammunition, and act as a primary point of contact between Davidson's and its suppliers, negotiating and securing the best available terms and pricing, while cultivating strong long-term vendor relationships.
Heckler & Koch Seeks Purchasing Manager
Heckler & Koch has an immediate opening for a Purchasing Manager. This position will negotiate with vendors for the purchase of all materials, supplies, equipment and services used by the company.
Heckler & Koch Seeks Design Engineer
Heckler & Koch has an immediate opening for a Design Engineer. This position has product design responsibility for new products and further development of existing products from concept to production.
ARES Defense Freedom Promotion
ARES Defense Systems invites consumers to "Feed Your Freedom" during its Red, White & Belt-Fed Independence Day Sale. The savings have already started and the promotion will run through July 4, 2016.
Former CMP Counselor Makes Bold (and Cold) Moves to Fulfill Dreams
Thinking back to her senior year of high school, Natasha Dinsmore, now 30, remembered how she thought she had it all figured out. A trip to Germany was, in her mind, just something fun to do before college. One day, one of her fellow classmates in Germany struck up a conversation with her through note passing. Through that piece of paper, she learned about the existence of rifle shooting.
Shotshell Now Added to Winchester Varmint X Line
As coyotes and other varmints continue to expand and solidify their presence, predators are increasingly being hunted in heavily forested, brushy terrain where shots are often closer and must be made quickly on incoming or retreating targets. Varmint X now has an answer in the form of a new shotshell added to the line that boasts Winchester's proven Shot-Lok Technology.
CCRKBA: Dems No Longer Represent Ideals Of A Free Society
While Capitol Hill Democrats staged a symbolic "sit-in" in the House chambers to demand action on new gun restrictions, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said these lawmakers clearly define by their actions how far the party has strayed from the ideals of liberty their predecessors stood for.
'Some Kid' Owns the Country During 2015 Rimfire Events
Samuel Payne had an unforgettable 2015. At just 16, he dominated the Rimfire Sporter events at the Civilian Marksmanship Program's (CMP) Eastern Games, National Matches, Western Games and the Talladega 600, while also setting two new National Records during the year.
Skill Set: Problem Solving
Bob leaves the parking garage for the short two-block walk to home. In this large urban area you don't have driveways and everyone lives in tall buildings. The night is cold and his parka is buttoned up, but as he notices a car that obviously doesn't "belong" he unbuttons the coat for access to his pistols. The car turns into an alley that is often used to cut over to the next street. As Bob nears the alley two young men, teenagers, step out from around the corner. One has a gun at his side. He yells at Bob to "Stop!"

I've known Bob for years. He is well trained, and has worked with many top instructors. Bob takes the self-defense seriously, training, practicing and studying the art. He is ready, willing and very capable of defending himself and family -- of this I have no doubt.

Bob's response is verbal. "Go away!" He never breaks stride and keeps walking. Again, the young man yells, "Stop!" Bob continues walking. At this point the two men are behind him. They laugh, walk back to the car and leave. Bob calls the police and files a report.

"At no time was I afraid," Bob told me while describing the events. He was aware of a possible problem, noticing the car and unbuttoning his heavy jacket so he could get to his pistols. (Yes, he's one of those guys who carry more than one handgun.) He understands the problem and how to deal with it. And his only response was to tell them to "go away" and keep walking.

Was Bob's response correct? "At times," Bill Jordan says in his book No Second Place Winner, "the right action is 'sensed' against all logic and the wise man follows his hunch and lives." Every situation or confrontation is different, and Jordan tells us our reactions "… even if proven correct by their success, are not always logical appearing."

We are told that when faced with a possible violent attack that we'll react according to how we train and practice. Yet, even with lots of training, practice and research under his belt Bob solved the problem in a unique way, without using force. He applied tactics that are never taught on the gun range. He didn't panic or just starting reacting. He didn't freeze or lock up. Everything he did was a conscious decision, and in this situation his unusual response worked.

While filing his report the police told Bob there had been numerous situations where young men, teenagers, had been using fake pistols during crimes. Bob didn't know this prior to his confrontation. Had he responded with force and it turned out the threat was armed with a "toy," things would not have gone well, especially considering the city where Bob lives.

I know there are people who will disagree with Bob's response, but it's hard to argue with the results. He didn't get injured or killed; he didn't have to shoot anyone. The main points we learn from this account are that you have to be prepared, and you must remain calm in order to solve the problem. And the solution, well, the best answer may not be what you think.

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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