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GUNS/PARTS • ACCESSORIES • TARGETS AMMO • GUN CLEANING • OPTICS CONCEALMENT & MORE


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S T E A LT H ™ R E C O I L S P R I N G

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The Stealth Recoil Spring™ SRS™ is a self-contained multi-stage drop-in replacement for your standard buffer and spring. The Stealth Recoil Spring™ is designed to reduce felt recoil as well as keep the buffer spring from rubbing against the inner wall of the buffer tube. The buffer mass is designed to stay under constant tension against the bolt carrier and the O-ring on the head of the buffer mass prevents metal on metal contact. Pat. Pend.

The Stealth Recoil Spring comes in 6 variations. SRS-Carbine at about 3.3oz equivalent, SRS-H at around 3.8oz equivalent, SRS-H2 at around 4.7oz equivalent, SRS-9 at around 5.6oz equivalent, SRS-H3 at around 5.6oz equivalent, and SRS-308 5.7oz.

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AMMO/RELOADING

BLACK HILLS (See ad page 48)

In 2016, Black Hills Ammunition changed the rules for defensive ammunition in .380 and .38 Special by introducing a new concept: nonexpanding pistol bullets with hard-cutting edges and deep flutes that outperform the best defensive hollow point ammunition. These new bullets, developed in concert with Lehigh Defense, literally and efficiently cut through barriers that plug conventional hollowpoints, while creating larger, deeper wound paths. This year, Black Hills has added three more loads: the allnew HoneyBadger 9mm 125 grain, and .45 ACP 135 grain for the ultimate in self-defense, plus a HoneyBadger .44 Magnum 160 grain for hunting or defense against four-legged predators. The HoneyBadger 9mm and .45 ACP were designed to provide optimum performance in ballistic gelatin while avoiding overpenetration. For more information, visit black-hills.com.

G2 Research R.I.P. 12 Gauge Slug: WARNING: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. To avoid serious injury; (1) Use in smoothbore only; not for use with choke. (2) Use only ammunition in good condition; (3) Use only in modern firearms in good condition, proof tested in accordance with industry standards and marked for use of this gauge and length shot shell; (4) Ensure barrel is free from obstructions; check barrel in case of unusually light recoil or an unusually loud or weak sound during firing; (5) Wear eye and ear protection; (6) If gun fails to fire, avoid exposure to breech when unloading, and point muzzle in a safe direction. Keep firearm pointed in a safe direction at all times; (7) Discharge may occur if primer is struck; handle with caution, DO NOT DROP; (8) Do not use these shells in guns with Damascus, twist steel, rifled or choked barrels; (9) Do not shoot at hard surfaces or water to prevent ricochet; (10) Store in a cool dry place away from chemicals that contain ammonia; do not submerge in water. For more information, visit g2rammo.com.

MATT’S BULLETS (See ad page 9) Matt’s Bullets makes a large variety of bullets for reloading, as well as cartridges that are ready to shoot. There are over a hundred different bullets including very light to very heavy in an assortment of calibers, with and without gas checks. Matt’s sells mostly pistol bullets, but also has a variety of rifle bullets. They have a very well-deserved reputation for quality. They also sell a variety of .500 S&W cartridges including some very unique items. One is a .500 S&W shot shell, which is as powerful as a 28-gauge shotgun. They also make the Tyrannosaurus Rex, which is a 700-grain bullet for the .500 S&W. These are available both as bullets for reloading and also ready-

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to-shoot complete cartridges. There are huge hollowpoints, spire pointed bullets and many more. They also make bullets and ammunition that are correct for the Webley and Victory model revolvers. They have taken the original British drawings and recreated a bullet which shoots to point of aim and which is of the correct .361 diameter. For more information, visit mattsbullets.com. 4

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OCTOBER COUNTRY (See ad page 7) October Country Muzzleloading is currently celebrating 40 years of business. The company started with a hunting bag made back in 1977. Today in North Idaho, OCM manufactures a full line of brass accessories, ramrods, Pushing Daisy patches, Blue Thunder solvent, Bumblin Bear grease, leather possible bags, powder horns, primitive hand-forged products and many other items for the muzzleloading industry. OCM products also include something for Cowboy Action and black powder cartridge shooters. As a manufacturer, they provide products to the public at retail prices and to dealers at a wholesale price. For more information, visit octobercountry.com. y

is the first subsonic bullet designed from the ground up for the .300 Blackout platform. Here are just a few reasons this bullet is so appealing for both law enforcement and civilians: First, you can run it through a suppressor. And, since it is subsonic, it doesn’t have the velocity to penetrate walls and cause collateral damage. You can use it in an indoor range. And it is economical to load and expands at low velocities. These reasons and more make the Wedge a great option for people willing to load their own ammo for approximately half the price of factory bullets, while also tailoring loads precisely to their rifles. For more information, visit rainierballistics.com.

RIM ROCK (See ad page 9) Rim Rock Bullets’ new gas-checked .309 125-grain RNFP bullet was designed with the .30-caliber carbine in mind. This accurate bullet is good in any .30-caliber cartridge kept under 2,600 feet per second. It’s also available in larger sizes, .310 to .312, and sold per hundred in a plastic ammo box. For more information, visit rimrockbullets.com.

SHARP SHOOTER RIMFIRE (See ad page 7) RAINIER BALLISTICS (See ad page 9) Introducing “The Wedge,” the first dedicated subsonic expanding .300 Blackout bullet. The .300 Blackout bullet has become an overnight success caliber for the AR-15 platform. This 180-grain bullet is designed specifically to work with low chamber pressures and low velocity. Donny Shride, owner of Rainier Ballistics LLC, developed it in conjunction with Alexander Arms. There was a big motivation to develop this as there wasn’t a reliable subsonic bullet for the .300 Blackout. More often than not, the average .30-caliber bullet will not function consistently using the .300 Blackout platform. The Wedge is important because it

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Like most people, you may not have even realized it was possible to reload .22 Long Rifle ammo. But it is not only possible, it is also convenient with one powerful tool and a few accessories. The Sharp Shooter Rimfire manual contains close-up photography, cutaway views, and all details necessary to reload without any other means. If you are concerned with .22 LR ammo shortages and tired of looking for bullets to go plinking, their kit will help you become self-sufficient and enjoy shooting on your own terms. This kit is a must have if you are serious about your bug-out bag list and survival gear. With the included instruction pamphlet, you will be reloading .22 LR ammo using available resources while others are left empty-handed.


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Whether you are preparing an adequate bug-out bag with your survival gear or simply want to reload your own .22 Long Rifle ammo, the Sharpshooter 22LR Reloader Kit is your answer. For more information, visit 22lrreloader.com or call (970) 640-2799.

SHELL SHOCK TECHNOLOGIES (See ad page 5)

UNIQUETEK, INC. (See ad page 9) UniqueTek is a company specializing cializing in unique and hardto-find products that are useful for reloaders, marksmen, and shooters in general. The company’s philosophy is that customers appreciate a personal touch, either by phone or email, and d are looking for a good value for the products they buy. d, The company has designed, evaluated, and offers many oaded enhancements that make reloaded ammunition more consistent, round to round; items that make time e at th the he range more enjoyable, e.g. portable rtable target stands and the Brass Wizard izard for picking up your brass; as well as premium cleaners and lubricants to keep your fi firearms operating smoothly. It’s not just unique, it’s UniqueTek! For more information, visit uniquetek.com.

ZERO BULLETS (See ad page 7) Shell Shock is focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry. Shell Shock is a component manufacturer supplying its lightweight NAS3 cartridge cases to the shooting sports market, as well as to US and foreign ammunition manufacturers. Shell Shock does not load ammunition. Shell Shock’s NAS3 cases are approximately 50 percent lighter than brass, give more consistent round-to-round performance, and can be picked up with a magnet. Shell Shock’s NAS3 case technology can be applied to all small to midcaliber ammunition. Nine millimeter Luger cases are immediately available, with other popular pistol and rifle calibers coming soon. Shell Shock has attracted several respected industry figures to its board of directors, including: • Jeff Hoffman, co-owner/founder and president of Black Hills Ammunition. Black Hills is one of the highest-quality ammunition manufacturers in the US and currently sells to all branches of the US Military. • Richard Abramson, founder and general manager of The Centennial Gun Club. Richard also serves as chairman of the Sporting Industry P20 Performance Group and on various boards including the AcuSport Advisory Board, NSSF Retail Advisory Council, Range Growth Advisory Board, and the Colorado Firearm Safety Coalition. All Shell Shock cases are designed and manufactured in the US. For more information, visit shellshocktech.com or email info@shellshocktech.com. 8

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Reliability, accuracy and affordability – three reasons that Zero is one of America’s fastest-growing bullet and ammunition manufacturers. The Zero philosophy of growth is one of patient testing, constant design research and rigid quality control. For more than 50 years, Zero has maintained a level of quality unsurpassed in the industry and, as new products are introduced, our customers can be assured that each will be as reliable, accurate, and affordable as our other proven designs. Zero bullets are available in a wide variety of handgun calibers and designs, from roundnose to wads, jacketed and unjacketed. Zero’s new ammunition is packaged in our new bright-red box, while reloads come in the familiar gold box, our


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ABSOLUTE ZERO ORDNANCE, LLC (See ad page 10) Absolute Zero Ordnance, LLC (AZO) is operated by a father-son team of veterans. Just over a year old and located in Magnolia, Texas, AZO is a full-service retail shooting sports store with extensive stock and full gunsmithing services. AZO is also a custom builder of handguns and rifles in virtually any caliber, on any platform. AZO currently mills our own “enhanced” serialized lowers and contracts uppers, handguards and pistol grips to our design for AR platforms. We use 7075 billet aluminum alloy to minimize weight and build stronger, lighter components. And we mill our

own serialized polymer-platform pistols and only use match-grade components and full hand-fit process to assure a quality handgun. Our lowers use a screw system to “enhance” user operability for changing out parts and to eliminate “lost” components, a frequent problem with typical pin systems. Plus we place a captive spring in the lower that applies upward pressure to the upper receiver at the rear takedown pin to eliminate any movement and make the fit tight between upper and lower, increasing accuracy. AZO also coats custom guns in a proprietary, very wearresistant coating called Blackstone by IA Coatings, which developed the application methodology. In use by military and law enforcement, it has been proven extraordinarily durable, with an elevated level of lubricity. Case studies after firing tens of thousands of rounds without any lubrication show almost unbelievable results. AZO uses this coating inside and outside on both handguns and rifles. For more information, visit azocustoms.com.

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AMERICAN BUILT ARMS COMPANY (See ad page 15) Based in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, American Built Arms Company markets and sells its A*B Arms brand of high-end products through a network of dealers, distributors and OEM manufacturers. The company is a veteran-owned, Type 07/NFA, US manufacturer of firearms and firearm parts for the civilian, law enforcement and defense industries. A*B Arm’s philosophy is “build it in the USA” and “build it better, build it stronger, because lives are on the line.” Products include the MOD*X Modular Rifle System, an aluminum chassis designed for the Remington Model 700 and 783, Howa 1500, Savage Arms Model 10 and Weatherby Vanguard short-barreled actions. A*B Arms also manufactures parts and accessories for the AR-15, IWI Tavor, Mossberg 500 shotgun and the Remington 870 shotgun. The A*B Arms “Power to the People Program” allows a buyer to

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purchase the MOD*X chassis and the Remington Model 700 SPS Tactical AAC barreled action together to build a quality dream rifle. For more information, visit abarms.com or email customerservice@abarms.com.

ARMASPEC (See ad page 3) Armaspec is a US-based manufacturer of firearm accessories, primarily for the AR platform. They focus on producing quality, innovative products that offer a tactical advantage, at a good price, all made in the US. Their product line includes magwell grips, charging handles, slings, tactical buttons, backup sights, and other AR accessories. For more information, visit armaspec.com.

BARTLEIN BARRELS (See ad page 27) With a current wait time of five to six months for a precision barrel, the word is out that some of the most precise barrels commonly used for hunting and today’s Precision Rifle Series competitions are those from Bartlein Barrels.

COVERT ARM OF THE FREE WORLD DRD Tactical designs and manufactures precision Sniper Weapon systems and carbine Rifles in the USA. DRD weapons are in service by US Law enforcement, Government Agencies and US Allied Countries around the world. With our patented quick take down system, all our rifles can be carried covertly in brief cases or back packs.

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Custom Guns

“Howdah Single Shot Pistol” The Howdah single shot will be in six of our own big calibers.

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“Howdah Revolver” The revolver is built from scratch on our own stretch frames and is available in several large calibers.

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This team of experienced shooters, reloaders and hunters has been in the firearms industry for years and know the industry inside and out. Their uniformity is second to none and their rifling machines are so accurate they carry the twist rate to the fourth decimal point, meaning you can have your twist so precise, it measures 1 in 11.3642. Their single-point cut rifling is the most stress-free method to rifle a barrel, the twist is exact and the bore and groove dimensions are uniform. They prelap every barrel before rifling and finish lap just after. This means you should never need to fire lap or bore polish your barrel under any circumstances. They also swear that a lapped barrel will not wear out faster than an unlapped one, and have found that their barrels will typically last longer than a button barrel. For more information, visit bartleinbarrels.com.

DAVIDSON’S GALLERY OF GUNS (See ad page 11) Davidson’s Gallery of Guns is the consumer website for Davidson’s, one of the oldest and largest firearms wholesalers in the country. GalleryofGuns.com is dedicated to helping you find the perfect firearm. Here is how it s. works: Search from over 90 of the world’s leading manufacturers. Find your new firearm and get an instant quote from local gun retailers – no phone calls, emails, or instant messages, just an instant quote. Buy your new firearm by placing a 25 percent credit card deposit, and your new firearm will be delivered to your selected local retailer in as little as 48 hours. GalleryofGuns .com is not an auction site; it is a fast and convenient way to purchase brand new firearms. Best of all, each firearm sold through GalleryofGuns.com comes with Davidson’s Guaranteed Lifetime Replacement Warranty. Simply put, if anything ever goes wrong with any firearm you buy from them, it will be replaced with a new firearm (see website for complete terms and conditions). With GalleryofGuns.com, you will never want to search, find and buy any other way. For more information, visit GalleryofGuns.com.

that can go from PDW to DMR in less than a minute. DRD’s patented quick-change barrel system and internal recoil system in a direct gasoperated rifle with AR-15 parts compatibility makes it a perfect modern sporting or tactical rifle. For more information, visit drdtactical.com.

FREEDOM ARMS (See ad page 10) Freedom Arms Inc. is based in a scenic mountain valley in western Wyoming, a country of proud traditions and a history of individualism. Firearms served as a valuable tool here, not just a recreational item. From this heritage comes the individuals whose dedication, skill and talent make Freedom Arms revolvers and accessories unparalleled in their class. Freedom Arms guns are known for their consistent accuracy, achieved through engineering and quality control standards closely adhered to by the company’s committed craftsmen, and ballistics, which allow a given cartridge to reach its greatest est

DRD (See ad page 12) The Aptus weapon system is a folding-stock, multicaliber rifle potential in accuracy and d velocity. We realize that purchasing a Freedom Arms revolve revolver goes m It is an investment. inve beyond ownership of just another firearm. Our experienced sales staff is available at the factory tory to assist you in making the best choice of revolver configuration to satisfy your needs. For more information, visit freedomarms.com. 14

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GRENDEL HUNTER (See ad page 20)

Grendel Hunter specializes in providing you with superior 6.5 Grendel uppers to compliment your current rifle. If you already own an AR-15 and want to maximize its capabilities, one of their 6.5 Grendel uppers is for you. Grendel Hunter products are lightweight, rugged and designed to be carried in the field. Give yourself an edge with the modern sporting rifle. For more information, visit Grendelhunter.com.

HARDENED ARMS (See ad page 17) Hardened Arms specializes in making AR-15 and AR-10 rifles, pistols, barrels, parts and suppressors. They start with 4150 CMV barrel

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steel. Each barrel blank is stress relieved and air gauged, and then coated with Melonite to add additional strength and durability. All aluminum parts are milled to exacting standards, and are Type II Class III anodized for the highest quality finish. Hardened Arms has also dialed in a well-running .300 upper that is accurate and dependable with either sonic or subsonic rounds, and their 7.62x39 caliber is known for its accuracy and ability to eat pretty much any steel case ammo that you could feed it. Hardened Arms currently offers the following calibers: 5.52/.223, .300 Blackout, 7.62x39, 6.8 SPC II, 6.5 Grendel and .458 for the AR-15 platform. Their AR-10 platform in the .308 caliber is known for its precision, and comes in 16-inch and 24-inch barrel lengths. They are currently completing testing for the release of their AR-10 platform in 6.5 Creedmoor. Hardened Arms also offers two outstanding suppressors on the market, the heavy-duty Black Widow .30 caliber and the justreleased Stingray. Their LumaShark AR-15 Handguard is a unique rail with light tubes for high-lumen Cree lights and/or infrared bulbs machined right in to the handguard. It has great appeal for both law enforcement and home defense. Hardened Arms is known for offering innovative and highquality products with great value (they call it “bang for the buck”) and outstanding customer service. If you are in the market for an AR rifle or pistol, AR parts or suppressors, give them a try. You will be glad you did. In fact, they guarantee it. For more information, visit hardenedarms.com.


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JL BILLET (See ad page 19) The JL Billet 7075 T6 AR15 Skeletor matched set is machined to have matching lines between upper and lower to give you a clean, aggressive look while maintaining the tightest tolerances. This matched set has weight reduction cuts that give it a look that stands out among the rest. Weighing in at 15 ounces, this is the perfect platform for your lightweight build. It doesn’t sacrifice style or function, and still will stand up to hard use. Compatible with all Mil-Spec parts and included with all of the standard JL Billet features, including a hidden anti hand guard rotation pin, a trigger over-travel adjustment screw,

an upper tensioning screw, an integrated trigger guard, a threaded bolt catch pin, a threaded take-down detent hole and a reliable built-in ambidextrous bolt release. The set has full aesthetic blend from the lower to the upper and upper to all JL Billet AR-15 hand guards. Designed for the truly selective builder and shooter, this set is available in Mil-Spec Type 3 hard coat, or raw in the white, ready to receive your custom coating option. The Skeletor set is also available with a built-in, concealed, completely and easily reversible California-compliant magazine lock. For more information, visit jlbillet.com.

MATCH GRADE MACHINE (See ad page 24) At Match Grade Machine (MGM), machinists have been specially trained to produce the finest custom gun barrels on the market. Specializing in Thompson Center Encore and Contender, Savage Pre-Fits and Remage barrels (Remington with a barrel nut, i.e the Remington 783), these machinists produce the best custom-built precision barrels available. Machinists use great care, patience and assiduity during the turning and contouring processes to help ensure concentricity to the bore. That is the reason why their barrels are turned on highquality manual and CNC lathes. Machining a concentric barrels is critical when it comes to chambering. MGM chambers to a SAMMI minimum to give you a perfect chamber that aligns to the bore. These custom barrels offer some of the best and most precise shooting available. And at MGM, they offer some great variations, with the most customization on the market. Their custom gun

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builder offers you unprecedented options, to get you the best custom-built barrel available, built exactly how you want it. Feel free to use their online barrel builder, or shop our on-hand inventory. For more information, visit matchgrademachine.com.

PICKETT’S MILL ARMORY (See ad page 25)

Pickett’s Mill Armory is a G Georgia-based dealer of AR-15 parts and upper receivers. Pickett’s Mill believes that a high-quality upper receiver does not have to clean out your bank account. Their skilled and dedicated staff is comprised of military veterans and family who together work to provide you the best st tools for your mission. Whether you are in the market for an AR pistol or a full-length upper receiver, they can build exactly whatt you need. For more information, visit pmarmory.com.

REEDER CUSTOM GUNS (See ad page 13) In the mid- to late 1970s, Lee Jurras brought out his Howdah pistols in a limited edition series. The Howdah pistol was a handgun carried by tiger hunters in India. They hunted from the

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backs of elephants, and it was not unusual for the tiger to attack the men riding atop the pachyderms. When that happened, the Howdah pistol, in a large caliber, would either kill the tiger or at least get him off the elephant. Lee developed the original Howdah in five of his own large calibers and chambered them in a model called the Contender. Last year, knowing Lee was very sick with cancer, Gary Reeder of Reeder Custom Guns spent a couple of days with him. Lee had been a good friend and a mentor to Reeder for more than


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40 years. As they talked about their various hunts, the subject of the Howdah came up and Lee said he would like Reeder to bring it back. Reeder gladly agreed, as the Howdah was a unique handgun. As a memorium to Lee – who passed away on April 24 – Reeder Custom Guns now offers Howdah single-shot pistols and a new Howdah revolver. The revolver is built from scratch on Reeder Custom Guns’ own stretch frames and is available in several large calibers. The Howdah single-shot will be in six of their own big calibers. There will only be 100 of each series made. For more information, visit reedercustomguns.com.

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TANDEMKROSS (See ad page 21) Take your Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory to the next level with competition upgrades from Tandemkross, an innovative manufacturer of accessories for rimfire pistols and rifles. The “Victory” Trigger offers a textured, flat-faced design to lighten the trigger pull weight and help the user determine if they are pulling too far to the left or right, improving accuracy. The “Halo” charging ring is a simple, drop-in part ideal for competition shooters. The unique pull-ring design ensures fingers of any size can get a proper grip and utilize the extra leverage needed to make charging the pistol or clearing a jam quick and easy. Make magazine changes during competition easier and faster with the Tandemkross “Maximus” Plus1 followers, “VictoryPRO” magazine bumpers and “Titan” extended magazine release. The Maximus followers allow the user to load 11 rounds in a standard 10-round magazine, ideal for Rimfire Challenge competitors, while the “VictoryPRO” Bumpers offer extra material to quickly and consistently bump the magazine into place. The “Titan” magazine release is taller and wider than the factory magazine release button, and offers a textured surface to improve grip. For more information, visit Tandemkross.com.

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Thordsen Customs is proud to introduce the FRS-15 GEN III Featureless Rifle Stock. Certain states, such as New York and California, have passed laws banning or restricting specific features on semiautomatic rifles like the AR-15. In doing so, they have made “going featureless” a viable alternative to forced registration, or worse. Just like its predecessors, the FRS-15 GEN III is designed to help law-abiding citizens keep their firearms in compliance with these laws so residents can continue to enjoy shooting their modern sporting rifles. The AR-15 platform is based on modularity, and the design improvements incorporated into the FRS-15 GEN III follow that tradition. Its design features allow numerous possibilities for aftermarket add-on upgrades, like sling loops, cheek rises, and adapters for weapon platforms other than the AR-15.


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AR/AK Pistol Cheekrest Kits Our Pistol Cheek Rest Kits are a Hybrid design combining our Standard or Enhanced Buffer Tube Covers and the Command Arms SST1 or the Mission First Tactical Evolv Stock Saddle. The two are joined together using a specially designed adapter and mounting hardware. The result is a rock solid, ergonomic, cheek weld that provides stability for accurate, repeatable, shooting and a proper sight line for your favorite optics or sights. Our kits come pre-assembled in house with new, easy to follow, instructions on the inside flap of the new header card. Instructional videos are also available on our website.

BD-180 Blast Deflector Kits An inexpensive and easy to install upgrade for short barreled rifle and AR Pistol applications. It redirects high pressure concussion, flame, and hot muzzle gasses forward away from the shooter and bystanders.

Picatinny Buffer Tube Adapter Our new Picatinny Buffer Tube Adapter is a great addition to your Sig MPX, Sig MCX, Sig P556XI, Rock River PDS, or any other pistol that utilizes a rear vertical picatinny rail. It gives a shooter the ability to add a cheek rest for greater stability or a stock for SBR conversions (federal tax stamp required).

The mounting method follows true STANAG (NATO Standardization Agreement) protocol using the two back angles and the top of the rail as the contact points. The result is perfect alignment with the centerline of the firearm. A feature that is not attainable with typical side clamping adapters. Another americanshootingjournal.com 23 bonus is that there are no visible fasteners or holes on the top and sides of the adapter giving it a clean sleek look.

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The BD-180 is unique because it can be installed between your existing A1, A2, and 3 pronged flash hider and the barrel, eliminating the need to buy an entirely new muzzle device. It can be used in place of or in conjunction with a crush washer for a secure connection and proper timing. At 1.35 inches in diameter and weighing in at a mere 2 ounces, it will fit inside most low profile or lightweight foreends without adding significant weight.


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Thordsen offers several base kits that are available in black, flat dark earth, and OD green. The upgrade kit is a direct swap upgrade from GEN I and II stocks to the GEN III, and their standard and enhanced carbine kits are designed for carbine length recoil systems. A riflelength kit is designed for rifle length (A2) recoil systems. The gas piston kit is designed for forward-sprung recoil systems that do not require a buffer tube. For more information, visit thordsencustoms.com.

TURNBULL (See ad page 16) It was once believed that tampering with an original

firearm would detract from its value, even if time and heavy use had taken its toll. It was thought that no one could possibly duplicate the original firearm finishes or the craftsmanship of the original guns. Turnbull Restoration is committed to honoring early gunmakers by returning these classic firearms to their original beauty. Restoration of guns involves a great deal of knowledge, skill, patience and a keen eye for detail. When done correctly, restoration can provide a look into the past while preserving an important piece of history. This unyielding dedication to quality goes into the Turnbull Finished series as well. This series consists of historically

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significant and iconic firearms that are finished using our color case-hardening process and other signature finishes, producing a classic gun worthy of being an instant family heirloom. The Turnbull Finished series currently includes the Ruger Mark IV, Winchester 1873, Winchester 1892, Marlin 1895 and Marlin 336C. For more information, visit turnbullrestoration.com.

WHITE OAK ARMAMENT (See ad page 27) At White Oak Armament, we made our ng reputation by providing award-winning barrels to the high-power competition n community. Now we use that expertise e to design barrels for other shooting disciplines, plines, including hunting.  Each White Oak barrel starts with a stainless-steel, match-grade lapped blankk to give you the best barrel possible. The White te Oak line of Varmint and Predator barrels are extremely accurate and are available in lengths from 18 inches to 26 inches. We have also introduced a purpose-built 18-inch 3-Gun barrel that will deliver the match-grade accuracy White Oak is known for, in a lighter weight barrel. Our SPR and SDM barrels are designed for the military-law enforcement market, but make a great barrel for the casual shooter as well. Complete uppers are also available with any of our barrels. For more information, visit whiteoakarmament.com.

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ACCURACY SOLUTIONS (See ad page 29) With BipodeXt, you will have a rifle-shooting experience unlike anything before. This revolutionary new product provides shooters with unmatched stability and accuracy. To understand the principles behind the design of BipodeXt, it helps to visualize a rifle as a lever and its bipod as the fulcrum on which the lever rests. While BipodeXt is not utilized to lift weights, an analogy from the lever/fulcrum axiom can still be drawn. As for the lever, the closer the fulcrum is to either end of the lever, the more leverage the user obtains. As for BipodeXt, the further out the bipod is placed, the more stable sighting down the rifle’s scope becomes. Some BipodeXt models, such as the BXT 40X3, provide for a bipod’s resting point to be placed beyond the muzzle of most rifles, thus further minimizing movement through the rifle and impressively reducing reticle drift. BipodeXt can be extended and retracted, giving the shooter a highly adjustable and customizable resting point. Due to its round design BipodeXt can quickly correct canting by simply operating its clamp’s lever. This also allows for an unprecedented 360 degrees of rotation of the bipod in relation to the rifle. Most models ro weigh approximately 11 pounds. For more information, visit w accuracysolutions.com. ac

ARACHNIGRIP (See ad page 27) ARA The Slide Spider, by Arachnigrip, is a patented one-piece adhe adhesive grip wrap for semiauto pistol slides. The grip is desi designed to enhance safety and control in the operation of the


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the highest quality standards of manufacturing. Their meticulous attention to detail in all phases of manufacturing assure on target results from all of their products. Elite Iron was the first to offer a suppressor mirage mitigation and heat wrap that are available in a wide range of sizes. Elite Iron offers a patented Revolution bipod that revolves 360 degrees around the rifle barrel while still maintaining the axis to move left to right and up and down. It is available in both standard and panning models. For those occasions when being quiet about your shot is not a requirement, our full line of muzzle brakes will keep you on target round after round. For more information, visit eliteiron.com. handgun. The Slide Spider enables the shooter to gain increased control through a safe and secure hold. The product offers additional tactical advantages under challenging operating conditions, including extreme moisture and temperature. In addition, the product aids shooters with weak or weakened hand strength and those with medical conditions such as arthritis. Arachnigrip offers a variety of designs to fit most semiautomatic handguns, and also offers custom imprinting on the product. For more information, visit arachnigrip.com.

ELITE IRON (See ad page 29) Located in the beautiful Potomac Valley of western Montana, Elite Iron is a premier manufacturer of professional-grade sound suppressors designed to provide enhanced accuracy and superior sound reduction. Elite Iron suppressor models cover .17 HMR through .50 BMG and all favorite hunting calibers in between. Elite Iron’s experienced shooting staff has an excellent knowledge of ballistics, and can assist customers in choosing ng the right suppressor for all of their shooting needs. Elite Iron produces products “of a higher caliber,” adhering ering to

RIO GRANDE CUSTOM GRIPS (See ad page 31) Rio Grande Custom Grips is on the cutting edge of grip design with full-color, full-coverage images never before seen on handgun grips. You can now add pizzaz to your Beretta 92, 96, and M9 pistols. All of their Beretta 92-series grips are compatible with ambidextrous safety and incorporate the RioGrip texture. RioGrip is a series of recessed ovals that provide a grip with more bite than smooth grips without sharp edges, like checkering, that n smoo can catch clothing. Rio Grande currently sells grips for the tch on clothing 1911 full-size pistol and clo clones, full-size Bobtail 1911 pistols, the Taurus rus PT1911, Compact/Officer 1911 pistols, the Sig Sauer P938, Ruger Blackhawk, Super Blackhawk, uger Vaquero, New Vaquero, Blackhaw visit Single-Six, and 22/45 Mark III. For more information, infor RioGrandeCustomGrips.com.

GUN CLEANING

AUDEMOUS FROG LUBE (See ad page 33)

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Place FrogLube degreasing solvent or Super Degreaser alongside FrogLube CLP lubricant in your kit. Check out their performance by submersing your gun parts in a tub of Solvent or Super Degreaser. Immersion places the cleaner in areas you can’t reach or see. Wait 10 to 15 minutes to allow the cleaning action to occur. Remove the firearm part, shake or blow it dry and apply your lube. There is no easier, quicker or more complete maintenance system for firearms. For more information, visit froglube.com.

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GTUL specializes in products to clean and maintain magazines for pistols and highcapacity rifles. We offer the finest brushes in the market, along with metal punches to ease the take down of your magazines. Our pistol brush will work with all centerfire single stack and double stack magazines. A patented device to release the locking tabs on Glock magazines works with both standard and extended floorplates, and is the only one available able to handle both chores. Available for all Glock models, GTUL releases the locking tabs and to help ease removal of the floorplate and maintain the integrity of your Glock floorplates. The slide removal tool works with all Glock models and engages both standard and extended slide locks, to ease removal of your slide for cleaning. It is helpful to those with small or large fingers, and those whose fingers are worn and seasoned. Our magazine brush for high-capacity rifle magazines fits both 5.56 and 7.62mms, and works with AR, AK, FAL magazines and more. The U-shaped brush is 9 inches long, is stout enough to depress the follower and magazine spring without disassembly, and is long enough to clean 40-round magazine. Our products are proudly made in the USA. For more information, visit mygtul.com.

IOSSO (See ad page 31) Iosso’s AR-15 and AR-308 Rifle Cleaning Kit cleans the gas tube without disassembly, and five other hard-to-clean areas! The kit contains six precision-fit brushes to clean the upper receiver, chamber, bolt carrier, bore, bolt carrier key tube, and


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gas tube. The gas tube brush inserts easily into the guide tube to clean the entire length without disassembly of the upper receiver. Using the gas tube brush with the Eliminator Triple Action Oil will remove carbon build-up. The brushes are made of a premium blue fiber which is a trademark color of IOSSO, and the kit is patented technology. The kit also includes a versatile handle, extension rod, bore rope, and patch puller. These tools will allow complete cleaning of any pistol, rifle, or shotgun. An accessory pouch is included to carry all of the components. The Iosso Bore Cleaner and Eliminator Triple Action Oil are recommended cleaners to be used with the kit and are sold separately. Both products are bio-based and are made from plant extracts. While safe to the user, it also keeps our environment healthy. Suggested list on this kit is $68.99. For more information, visit iosso.com or call toll-free (888) 747-4332.

shirts. Deep Conceal has sold products to individuals and police departments worldwide, including the United States Department of Homeland Security. Made from commercial-grade cotton, Deep Conceal products are very comfortable and durable. The new Universal Harness for men and the BobCat Harness for women both include detachable holster pockets that allow the user to carry a large firearm one day and, with a simple holster pocket change, carry a small firearm the next. The company’s success has allowed them to manufacture non-firearm-related products as well. All products are priced below $50 including shipping, and all orders come with a 30-day unconditional guarantee. For more information, visit deepconceal.com.

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HOLSTERS/CONCEALMENT

DEEP CONCEAL (See ad page 35) Steve Morrow was looking for a truly concealed shoulder holster or shoulder harness that could be comfortably worn under a dress shirt. What he found was either poorly made, poorly designed, uncomfortable or didn’t conceal his firearm. Left with no real choices, he designed his own product, and Deep Conceal was founded in 2009. Ever since, the company has been an innovator in shoulder holsters/harness for men and women, holsters for the car, for travelers, for the home and office, for a woman’s bra, and

Since entering the market in 2009, Kate Woolstenhulme of Designer Concealed Carry has established a devoted customer base among women and men who desire stylish, high-quality concealed carry bags. Careful consideration has been given to the specific requirements such as adjustable shoulder straps for proper positioning, adjustable holster to fit various sizes and types of handguns, dual lockable zippers for both left- and righthanded access to the holster pocket and interior features to support situational awareness. With retail pricing from $279 to $4,200 (for exotics), there is something to fit every budget and lifestyle. Exclusively available through retail gun stores or at DesignerConcealedCarry.com. For dealer information, email Kate@DesignerConcealedCarry. com or call (972) 672-9437. 32

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SNAGMAG • Discreet Way to Carry an Extra Magazine • Convenient and Comfortable • Carries Like a Pocket Knife • Designed for a Fast Draw • Lightweight yet Durable SPECIAL OFFER! Use the Coupon Code: buyersguide5 for $5 off

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about every customer, is grateful for every sale, and desires to help carriers be prepared and stay safe. The SnagMag concealed magazine holster is the original, front-pocket mag holster designed to look like you’re carrying a pocketknife. Concealed in plain sight and designed for a fast reload, the SnagMag doubles your ammo without adding bulk to your belt. The lightweight and durable design is comfortable, convenient and an EDC must-have. The SnagMag is fully patented, proudly made in the USA, and the company provides stellar customer service. SnagMag makes holsters to fit more than 80 popular gun magazines. If they don’t have your gun model listed at online they offer custom fitting at no extra charge. LEO and military discounts and new dealer opportunities are always available. For more information, visit Snagmag.com or email snagmag@live.com.

ULTICLIP (See ad page 46)

DM Bullard’s products are made in Azle, Texas, from the finest gun leather. Are you looking for that new leather holster, belt, rifle sling, cowboy rigs, cartridge belts, wallets or knife sheaths? DM Bullard’s are handmade from beautiful, 100 percent Hermann Oak leather right in their shop. Choose from a variety of exotic skins, bull hides and custom hand tooling and multiple color choices. For more information, visit dmbullardleather.com.

SNAG MAG (See ad page 33) SnagMag, LLC had an unlikely beginning. More than four years ago, the inventor created the SnagMag for himself and a couple of interested friends. When it fell into the hands of some very influential people in the gun industry, he was urged to get a patent and start a business – the rest is history. Run by a husband-and-wife team, this unlikely little company cares 34

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Ulticlip is proud to announce the latest advancement in holster clips, Ulticlip XL, based on the company’s award-winning retention system. Ulticlip XL is the world’s first multitool holster clip and locking steel belt loop. No longer do you have to choose between a holster clip or belt loop. With the Ulticlip XL you can have both. The locking belt loop allows the user to carry a holster, knife sheath or accessory IWB (inside the waist band), OWB (outside the waist band), or without a belt. Ulticlip XL’s multitool has a screwdriver and multistage wrench. Ulticlip XL’s unique mounting bracket (along with its multitool) allows the end used to change the ride height, and rotate or reverse the item they are carrying at any time. Ulticlip XL is made of high-quality spring steel. Rated at over 200,000 pounds per square inch tensile strength, Ulticlip XL provides guaranteed durability. Ulticlip is proudly made in the USA. For more information, visit ulticlip.com.


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AMERICAN DEFENSE (See ad page 39)

to pass cost savings along to its dealers and end users. For dealer inquiries, email dealers@admmfg.com. For general sales, contact sales@admmfg.com. For more information, visit admmfg.com.

MARCH OPTICS (See ad page 37) March Optics has found a way to improve upon perfection with their new High Master line. The company’s new 10-60x scope features the same mechanical precision and user-friendly design as their match-winning 10-60x52mm scope, but they’ve taken things up a notch with a larger 56mm objective lens for even more amazing light-gathering ability than before. Meticulously designed and individually hand-assembled by the expert engineers at March, these scopes feature a new Super-ED, high-refractive glass for unparalleled quality and exceptional clarity. This high-tech glass greatly reduces chromatic aberration for a previously unheard of level of sharpness and brilliance that you truly need to see to believe. For more information, visit marchoptics.com. American Defense Manufacturing is a Wisconsin-based manufacture of optical, illumination, and target-acquisition device mounts. In addition to their patent quick-detach mounts, American Defense also manufactures a complete line of Universal Improved Carbines in the most popular calibers. The Universal Improved Carbine, as well as ADM quick-detach mounts, are used by various military units, all levels of law enforcement, and by responsibly armed citizens worldwide. American Defense prides itself on attention to detail, craftsmanship and value. Being a true manufacturer, ADM is able

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ULTIMAK (See ad page 38) UltiMAK started in a musical instrument repair shop as a way of improving the personal arms of one of the owners. After the first mounts were hand-made, it became apparent that everyone could benefit from the designs. Thus, UltiMAK now provides “Practical, elegant, affordable, designs for better living.” That is a fancy way of saying that UltiMAK allows for the use of modern optics on several classic, wellproven rifles and carbines in ways that weree previously difficult, clumsy or impossible. The forward mounting position provides the ideal location for a 1x reflex or holographic sight, or a “scout” scope, keeps the optic system out of the way of the receiver mechanism, leaves the factory ry iron sights intact, and maintains a low profile with good cheek weld and minimal mal added weight. Thus, and UltiMAK-enhanced nced firearm makes the ideal knockin’-around d rifle or carbine, truck carbine, 3-gun match atch he carbine, or personal defense rifle for the o home. In the appropriate caliber, it also makes the ideal hunting rifle for the woods

and hills. UltiMAK currently supports the AK platform in several an variations, the M1 Garand, M-14/M1A, Mini-14 and 30, and the va M1 .30 Carbine. M For more information, visit UltiMAK.com.

TARGETS

CUSTOM METAL PRODUCTS (See ad page 41)

The X-Ring Plate R Rackk from fr Custom tom Metal Products features an innovative re reactive X-Ring inside side the standard 8 8-inch plate target. Shoot th nter of th rget and only the 4-inch X-Ring the center the target ill fall. f ll If I you miss the X-Ring and hit the h 8-inch 8 i h outer plate, will both targets will fall. Fine-tune your plate rack skills with this challenging target. The targets are made from 3⁄8-inch AR500 hardened steel for long life with pistol or rifle shooting. The X-Ring Plate Rack is available with manual reset, or fully automatic pneumatic reset with competition controller. The X-Ring Plate Rack was introduced at the NRA Bianchi Cup competition in late May 2017. All competitors were invited to shoot the X-Ring Plate Rack at the event. Overall size of the unit is 123 inches wide by 46 inches deep by 56 inches high. Shipping weight is approximately 600 pounds. The price is $2,500 for the manual reset unit, and $5,000 for the fully automatic unit. For more information, visit custommetalprod.com.

TANNERITE (See ad page 41) The handcrafted, one-of-a-kind Tannerite Bunker Box is constructed from western red cedar and is branded with the

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Tannerite logo on the front and the lid. There will only be 5,000 of these limited edition boxes made. This box is not just made to be a collectible for you to enjoy, but for practical use for you to use over and over. It is constructed with various compartments to hold your Tannerite Brand targets, safety supplies, ammo, and to transport any trash that you may accumulate while shooting to the nearest trash receptacle. But wait, not only do you get the collectible box, but you will also receive the following: eight 1-pound Tannerite targets, one mixing container, one limited edition Tannerite hat (only available in this Bunker Box), two pairs of Tannerite safety glasses, two sets of ear plugs and two Tannerite bumper stickers. You’ll also receive one of the five Tannerite “mystery” gifts valued between $15 and $30. Try to collect them all! For more information, visit tannerite.com.

XSTEEL TARGETS (See ad page 42) The EZ target system from XSteel Targets is extremely easy to set up and great fun for all pistols and rifles rated up to .308 Win. The entire EZ target system is made from AR500 steel that is cut using a CNC laser. The target stand has multiple slots, allowing for the included 12-inch-by20-inch target to be set up vertically or at an angle. It’s easy to carry and requires

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no screws or bolts for setup. The EZ target system comes cut with 20- and 30-degree and vertical slots for angled-down use up to 70 yards with a .308. All parts are made from AR500 steel (the strike face is made from 3⁄8-inch AR500, and the base stands from ¼-inch AR500). Handles are cut into strike face and bases for easier carrying, and the system pulls apart and stacks for space saving storage. For more information, visit xsteeltargets.com.

MISCELLANEOUS

CAMOUFLAGE FACE PAINT (See ad page 45) In the high-tech military world of smart bombs and night vision goggles, camo face paint remains one of the most elemental pieces of a soldier’s equipment. Developed and tested on surfers for its waterproof qualities, Camouflage Face Paints are odorless, non-glare and easily wash off with soap. Working closely with the government, creator Bobbie Weiner developed face paints for soldiers to use on multiple terrains. The product line consists of woodland, desert, ACU, scorpion, jungle and multi-camo compacts with an unbreakable mirror, small and jumbo face paint sticks and powders. Members of the hunting industry approached Bobbie Weiner’s Camouflage Face Paint, and today hunters can get the same face paint supplied to the US Military. Bobbie Weiner has also developed a line of Sports Fan Custom Color Makeup for fans to paint their faces at sporting events to show their team spirit. Bobbie Weiner’s Camouflage Face Paints sell internationally on a global scale. You can be assured of the quality and commitment she has for all of her products. All were developed in the United States, and have always been made in America. For more information, visit camofacepaint.com or call (877) 625-3879.


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KICK-EEZ (See ad page 47)

LIBERTY SAFE (See ad page 1)

The Dash-EEZ pad from Kick-EEZ is truly a “miracle” pad. Made of 1⁄8-inch solid Sorbothane, the Dash-EEZ was originally created to keep binoculars in place on the dashboard of hunters’ vehicles as they maneuvered around rough and windy hunting roads in search of big game. The Dash-EEZ works equally well with cell phones, eyeglasses, cameras, keys, or anything else you need to place on the dashboard of your vehicle and never worry about it falling off. The Dash-EEZ is extremely flexible and its small size (5.9 inches by 5.9 inches by 1⁄8 inch), and easily conforms to any dash size or shape. The miracle pad never loses its ability to adhere to your dash, and cleanup is super easy; simply wash with soap and water and replace on your dash. For more information, visit kickeezproducts.com..

Liberty Safe is America’s No. 1 producer of heavyduty home safes, gun safes, fire safes and commercial safes. Join the more than two million homeowners who have found the peace of mind that comes from owning a Liberty Safe. When people search for a safe to buy as their home vault they shop at Liberty because of the quality, reliability and service received. Just read the more than 15,000 reviews online and you’ll see why Liberty has a 98 percent customer satisfaction rating. There is nothing like owning a Liberty Safe with value and features at a great price. When it comes to the sale of the best heavy-duty security and fire protection safes, there’s nothing like a Liberty. Liberty offers more than 30 models of the finest home, security and gun safes, available in more than two dozen colors. And with more than 450 dealers nationwide, in-home delivery and custom installation services make owning a safe more convenient than ever. It’s no wonder more people buy a Liberty Safe more than any other safe brand. Owning a Liberty Safe has never been easier with their 12-months interest-free financing program OAC. For more information, visit libertysafe.com.

LYMAN PRODUCTS (See ad page 43) Lyman is proud to introduce a whole line of shooting accessories to help create a stable shooting platform in almost any situation. How often do you set up shooting rests at the range, only to find that your rifle isn’t at the proper height? Lyman’s Bag Jack is designed to make it easy to adjust the elevation of your rifle and bring it into line with your target, while also allowing you to maintain a comfortable shooting position. The Bag Jack corrects the height with a simple turn of the adjustment knob. The lift is made from sturdy aluminum and steel components and has a nonslip textured platform. Lyman Shooting Bags are made from heavy-duty, 600D nylon with micro-suede padding on rifle contact points and a nonslip rubberized base. The Match Bag is equipped with a sturdy carry strap and an adjustable tensioning strap to adjust elevation. The Wedge Bag is used to raise or lower the buttstock of your rifle to 42

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correct your aim point. The Crosshair Front Bag provides a stable front rest for any rifle. The Crosshair Rear Bag features a notched design that holds the rifle stock in place. For more information, visit lymanproducts.com.

of interchangeable magazine posts. You can take it to the range, as it fits in a range bag. It’s the last stand you’ll ever need. Sometimes you just need a third hand. Sentinal Plates start at $39.95. For more information, visit presentarms.com or call (413) 575-4656.

PRESENT ARMS (See ad page 45)

WARREN CUSTOM OUTDOOR (See ad page 45)

Present Arms Inc. – known for the design of mission-specific armorer plates for HK, Sig, Beretta, M&P, the 1911 and their flagship Gunner’s Mount for the AR – are pleased to announce a new product line. The Sentinel Plates are a cost-effective universal stand to display and clean firearms. Their patent-pending Sentinel Plates are a simple platform that incorporates an alreadypatented universal mounting system by accepting their magazine post for the AR, and the ever-growing number of pistol posts. Sentinel Plates come in two sizes: large for rifle and handgun, small for handgun only. Use it for display, cleaning, servicing, or building that lower AR. One side is smooth for display, while the other has a cut pocket to eliminate runaway parts. It accepts a variety

Warren Custom Outdoor was started in 1998 by husband and wife Paul and Yvonne Almashy. The pair started out by setting up at area gun shows, and soon had their own website offering their products online. They decided from the start that they would offer only top-quality products made in USA and that were not generally available in chain stores or national mail order catalogs. All products offered have been personally tested and found to be of the highest quality. They are sole distributors for two products made in Ohio. The first is Mag Spark replacement nipples for caplock muzzleloading rifles, allowing use of 209 shotshell primers instead of the unreliable No. 11 caps. The second is One Hole Sights, which are replacement aperture blades for adjustable rear sights on many Rugers, Winchesters and Marlins. The One Hole aperture, or ghost ring sights, relieve eye strain and allow you to shoot more accurately and faster than with your standard blade rear sight. You can dramatically improve your shooting without the weight and bulk of a scope. Other top-quality products available include: Bright Sights gunsight coatings (made in Oregon), Smokey’s Deer Lures and trapping baits (West Virginia), Woodman’s Pal (Pennsylvania), Fulton Flashlights (Ohio) and Sure Shot Sprayers (made in Wisconsin by Milwaukee Sprayer Company since 1932). For more information, visit warrencustomoutdoor.com.

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Warren Custom Outdoor Since 1998 • All Products Made In The USA

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the last stand

Our Sentinels plate with interchangeable magazine posts is the last stand you’ll ever need. For display, cleaning, taking to the range or building a lower AR.

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