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No Wires on Monday, October 12
In observance of the Columbus Day holiday, we will not publish any wires on Monday, October 12, 2015. We will resume our normal publishing schedule on Tuesday, October 13. All time-sensitive releases for distribution prior to Tuesday, October 13 must be submitted to the appropriate wires no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, October 8. Relevant releases received after that time will be included in our Tuesday, October 13 editions.
ShotLock Breast Cancer Awareness Month Special
ShotLock, manufacturer of the ShotLock Solo-Vault line of individual home defense gun safes for shotgun, handgun, and AR platforms, announced a special offer supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. ShotLock is featuring a limited edition CCW and 1911 ShotLock Handgun unit in a special "pink" hydro-dipped color. The price is just $99 plus shipping while supplies last.
PolyCase Introduces Ruger Ammunition
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) and PolyCase Ammunition have introduced the Ruger ARX line of ammunition. This new ammunition is designed and produced by PolyCase under license from Ruger and incorporates PolyCase's revolutionary ARX bullet technology.
SIG SAUER Introduces .38 Super +P Elite Performance Ammunition
SIG SAUER, Inc.introduced 125gr .38 Super +P Elite Performance Ammunition in V-Crown™ jacketed hollow point (JHP) and SIG FMJ full metal jacket loads. All Elite Performance Ammunition is manufactured in the United States by SIG SAUER.

Crimson Trace Customers Receive Top-Rated Service
National Customer Service Week is underway (October 5-9). Crimson Trace is committed to customer service and has served nearly 3 million customers during the company's more than two decades of business.
Sig Sauer Legion Series Now at Davidson's
Davidson's Inc. announced that it now carries the brand new Sig Sauer Legion Series. Sig Sauer has released its top-tier models for the P229 DA/SA and P226 DA/SA. both in 9mm. Each of the new Legion models is a highly customized version of its base model.
Burris Optics Expands Partnership with Gray Loon Marketing Group
Burris Optics of Greeley, Colo., recently announced that Gray Loon Marketing Group will be the agency of record for public relations to compliment their current role in website development and other marketing services.
Wilson Combat Texas BBQ Special
The Wilson Combat Texas BBQ Special is their unique version of a legendary classic - a pistol fancy enough for the most formal gathering but still built to deliver first class shooting performance on the range and on duty. Fully dressed-up carry guns, often hand-engraved are almost always some version of a 1911 and are traditionally worn at special get-togethers and barbeques by gunmen across Texas.

Armalite Announces Ammo Promotion
For the fourth quarter of 2015, Armalite has partnered with its sister company, Nexus Ammo, to introduce the "Get Some Ammo" sales promotion. For new Armalite firearms purchased from a dealer between October 1st and December 31st, 2015, your first shots are on us.
Steiner Optics Selects Gray Loon for PR
Steiner Optics of Greeley, Colo., recently selected Gray Loon Marketing Group as its agency of record for public relations. Since 1967, Steiner has equipped its users with high-quality, dependable optics.
Mako Group Halloween Special
Starting Friday, October 9 through 31, The Mako Group is offering a 'Tactical or Treat" Halloween special. Any order placed at their websites will receive a set of LO-2 letter openers from FAB Defense.
Lena Miculek Successfully Defends Her IPSC Shotgun World Championship Title
Lena Miculek won the IPSC Standard Ladies World Champion title at the recent 2015 Shotgun World Championship, held in Agna, Italy. Upon returning from Italy, Lena took top ladies honors at the inaugural Starlight 3 Gun match, held in conjunction with the NRA's World Shooting Championship at the Peacemaker National Training Center in West Virginia, and capped off her month of domination with a solid second place finish at the NRA Championship.
Industry Day at the Range Extends Exhibitor Registration
Industry Day at the Range has extended the exhibitor registration deadline to October 16, 2015. Due to the number of interested companies, the event has extended the registration deadline to accommodate as many companies as possible.
LITEWAVE Series Sights Available for Ruger 10/22
HIVIZ Shooting Systems reminds customers that the latest in LitePipe technology is available for their favorite plinker--the Ruger 10/22. This design for Ruger 10/22 not only offers a brighter sight picture giving shooters faster target acquisition in a variety of light conditions, but also provides extreme durability.
Vista Outdoor Seeks Copywriter
Vista Outdoor's Overland Park, KS location is seeking a Copywriter to add to the team. The Copywriter is responsible for working with team members from other departments to achieve project goals and meet client expectations.
Vista Outdoor Seeks National Account Manager
Vista Outdoor is seeking a National Account Manager to add to our team to support a large retail partner. This role will be based in Colorado or Nebraska.
Birchwood Casey Renewalube
Birchwood Casey has introduced both a new firearm oil and grease -- under the name Renewalube -- that are USDA Certified Biobased product. They are biodegradable, non-toxic and environmentally friendly.
Viridian Nominated for 2015 OpticsPlanet Brilliance Awards
Viridian is proud to announce its nomination in the category of "Best Laser Sight" for the 2015 OpticsPlanet Brilliance Awards.
Honor Defense Partners With GoMeasure3D
Honor Defense partnered with GoMeasure3D, based in Amherst, Virginia, to integrate the use of 3D scanning in the development of its new line of pistols that are launching late this year. The systems use structured­ light technology and is perfect for designing small parts used in many industries-from assembly lines to machining centers.
Sun Optics Named Exclusive North American Importer of Vixen Sports Optics
Texas-based scope mount and optics manufacturer Sun Optics USA officially announced its status as exclusive optics importer for Vixen Co., Ltd. of Japan. The North American arm of the company is named Vixen Performance Optics.
SilencerCo Announces Two New Silencers
SilencerCo announced four new products at their annual themed launch event. Two will be available in October 2015 and two will be available in 2016.
Atlanta Arms USPSA Nationals Promotion
Atlanta Arms is offering a promotion during USPSA Nationals to honor all competitive shooters. The promotion offers 10 percent off all ammo and accessories from October 7th through October 12th.
Skill Set: General Tips
Every AR guy I know has a box laying around full of the original A2 style pistol grips; with so many options out there most shooters install an aftermarket type. I finally figured out a good use for the A2 grips. I assemble a lower for later use I install an A2 grip cut down to retain the safety and its spring and detent, which are held in place by the grip. This way the lower receiver will fit into the small boxes I use to store them. (The buffer detent, takedown pin and detent and their springs go into a small bag.)

For storage of AR receivers and pistols I use boxes from Cameron Packaging. Their boxes are sturdy corrugated cardboard and come in a variety of sizes. The "Small" size is perfect for AR receivers, pistols, and revolvers with up to four inch barrels.

I practice with and carry revolvers a lot, especially S&W's "K" frames. I like the HKS speedloaders. With the HKS loaders you twist the knob to release the rounds. My old fingers don't work as well as they used to do due to arthritis and old injuries, so twisting the knob is sometimes a bit difficult. My solution is to drill and tap the knob of the loader; installing a #10 Allen head bolt. This little bit of extension gives me a better grip on the knob and something positive to twist. Reloading is much easier. Since there's not a lot of torque involved you could also probably just drill a hole and use JB Weld to epoxy the screw in place.

I also carry Bianchi speed strips. These are much easier to conceal than the bulkier round loaders. From reading Grant Cunningham's book I learned that leaving one round out of the middle of the strip makes it much easier to hold while loading the cylinder. For five shot revolvers this is perfect. For six shot wheel guns it means you have to use another strip to top it off completely. Under stress I'd rather be able to feed five quickly and close the cylinder to get off more rounds then fumble with a fully loaded strip. If there's no rush then retrieving another strip to top off the last round is no problem.

For semi-auto's we always suggest students have two sets of magazines. One set is for training and practice. They get abused. The other set is tested for function, with your "duty" ammo, then set aside for carry or use in your life-and-death situations. Mark them in some way you can tell them apart. For example with Glocks, I use Tango Down's "Vickers" mag floor-plates in orange for my training/practice mags. The orange plate is easy to distinguish from the black ones on my carry mags. Plus they give you a lot of grip if you need to strip the mag to clear a malfunction. Use a permanent marker, rotary tool or wood-burner to number each individual mag. That way if mag A2 is always giving you troubles you can get rid of it.

Last, but certainly not least, get some tourniquets and learn how to use 'em. Shove one in your pocket when you're at the range. Put them in your vehicles. Stick one in your briefcase, purse or backpack. There's no reason not to have this piece of essential gear with you at all times or within quick reach. This is a piece of kit you can carry everywhere and they are constantly saving lives.

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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