The New Year hits like a storm. There are new products, retail promotions and responses to gun-grab attempts like the nonsense happening in Virginia. This news briefing is an attempt to sort a few things out.
From PHLster Holster, we have this bit of information: “We hardly ever do sales and promotions here at PHLster, but I believe this is an exceptional circumstance. From now until SHOT Show (Jan 21) anyone who orders an X300 or TLR-1 Floodlight or Spotlight will automatically receive in their cart a free corresponding ARC Enhanced WML Switch kit. At the end of the promotion, we're donating 10% of the proceeds to the VCDL to help them fight the ridiculous gun control measures in Virginia.”
European American Armory Corporation, importers of handguns, rifles, and shotguns, announce an affordable alternative to the traditional 1911 brands: the EAA Girsan MC1911 Match and Match Elite pistol. The EAA 1911’s are loaded with features, accuracy, detail, and performance.
Stephen Hall was selected from a large number of very deserving candidates as “Top 20 Under 40 Leaders” by The Business Times. Stephen has years of experience in the shooting industry. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer at Hall-N-Hall Consulting, a family-based firm in Edmond, OK.
Lucas Oil Outdoor Line, makers of lubricants and cleaning products, has announced it is actively seeking manufacturer rep groups in the Western, Southeastern, TALO and Midwest regions of the United States.
Vortex announced their high-end tactical optic, the Razor HD Gen III 1-10x24. It’s a first focal plane optic coupled with the EBR-9 MRAD and EBR-9 BDC MOA reticles, to ensure all reticle hold points are usable throughout the complete zoom range.
Benchmade Knife Company made two exciting announcements about the new 535BK-2 Bugout and 537GY-1 Bailout variants. The Bugout family and the subsequent 537 Bailout models were designed to be a tough, lightweight carry option for folks looking for performance but who also wanted to shed unnecessary ounces. The Bugout was designed to be a go-to for backpackers and outdoor adventurers and last year’s 537 Bailout was a response from law enforcement and military, requesting a similar concept for their needs. Outfitted with woodland green anodized aluminum handles, and a CPM-M4 blade, this Bailout has a carbide glass breaker tip on the pommel for an additional touch of preparedness.
According to a story in the Washington Times, background checks on “gun purchases” totaled 28.3 million . . . in 2019. This occurred as Democrat presidential candidates uniformly called for increased regulations on ownership, possession and carry of firearms. The previous record was 27.5 million set during 2016 – an election year. A gun control organization adviser noted that FBI background check data are misleading as NICS is also used for “permit checks and rechecks” for concealed carry permits . . .
- - Rich Grassi