New Products: V11N1

New Products: V11N1

ABOVE: FIME GROUP VEPR 12 Shotgun FIME GROUP VEPR 12 Shotgun The Vepr 12 is a shotgun designed for self-defense, hunting, range shooting and 3-gun…

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Industry News: V11N1

Industry News: V11N1

Raytheon, Saab Demonstrate New Carl-Gustaf Munition for U.S. Army Raytheon Company and Swedish aerospace and defense firm Saab are demonstrating a new guided munition for…

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International Legal Affairs: V11N1

International Legal Affairs: V11N1

Screening Prohibited Parties As the world becomes increasingly more complicated, one might imagine that there is an official list of “naughty” countries (or individuals) to…

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Book Review: V10N6

Book Review: V10N6

A History of South African Firearms South Africa has a rich history evident in its firearms, but this is a story that is seldom told…

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International Legal Affairs: V10N6

International Legal Affairs: V10N6

Defense Distributed: The Final Chapter? Frequent readers of this column will note that we’ve been following the Defense Distributed case since inception and originally noted…

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Takedown Rifles

Takedown Rifles

ABOVE: Remington’s Concealable Sniper Rifle REMINGTON Concealable Sniper Rifle The Remington® Concealable Sniper Rifle (CSR™) is a compact, highly modular sniper weapon system. The CSR…

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New Products: V10N6

New Products: V10N6

ABOVE: Big Horn Armory’s AR500 BIG HORN ARMORY AR500 The AR500 in 500 Auto Max is designed for hunters and law enforcement. Based on a…

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Industry News: V10N6

Industry News: V10N6

Photonis Announces Partnership with Night Vision Devices Photonis USA Pennsylvania, Inc., has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Night Vision Devices, Inc., as the…

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Industry News: V10N5

Industry News: V10N5

Chicago PD to Use Sig Sauer P320s On May 31, 2018, SIG SAUER announced that the City of Chicago Police Department added the P320 to…

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International Legal Affairs: V10N5

International Legal Affairs: V10N5

Export Reform, Continued Faithful readers of this column are well aware of the ongoing efforts to modernize and streamline the current procedures for the export…

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Book Review: V10N5

Book Review: V10N5

THE GRIM REAPER: The Story of the Weapon of Choice for Many of the World’s Armies This is a very large and thorough book on…

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OPTOELECTRONICS SPECIAL– Night Vision and Thermal

OPTOELECTRONICS SPECIAL– Night Vision and Thermal

EXCELITAS QIOPTIQ KITE IN LINE Image-Intensified Weapon Sight EXCELITAS QIOPTIQ KITE IN LINE Image-Intensified Weapon Sight EXCELITAS QIOPTIQ KITE IN LINE Image-Intensified Weapon Sight KITE…

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New Products: V10N5

New Products: V10N5

ABOVE: SMITH & WESSON Performance Center® & Thompson/Center® Long Range Rifle (LRR) SMITH & WESSON / PERFORMANCE CENTER® Performance Center® & Thompson/Center® Long Range Rifle…

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Dispatches: V10N4

Dispatches: V10N4

ABOVE: ARES Director N.R. Jenzen-Jones firing the L129A1 at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom at Shrivenham in February 2017. (CHLOE TOUSIGNANT/ARES) British L129A1…

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Industry News: V10N4

Industry News: V10N4

ABOVE: Aimpoint Micro T-2™ Flat Dark Earth Sight Aimpoint Introduces Limited Run Micro T-2™ Flat Dark Earth Sights Aimpoint has announced the launch of a…

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New Products: V10N4

New Products: V10N4

ABOVE: MEPROLIGHT Mepro 6X MEPRO 6X is a compact and lightweight (640 gr.) x6 telescopic day sight with enhanced optics. Utilizing a quick-release Picatinny adaptor,…

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Industry News: V10N3

Industry News: V10N3

Otis Technology Acquires Shooter’s Choice Otis Technology is pleased to announce that it has acquired the popular Shooter’s Choice brand. The deal took effect January…

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International Legal Affairs: V10N3

International Legal Affairs: V10N3

Proposed Restrictions on Technology Transfers The transfer of technology is critical to innovation, development and future commercialization of new technologies. Innovations in computer infrastructure and…

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Dispatches: V10N3

Dispatches: V10N3

ABOVE: Although ghillie suits have been seen in training settings, the majority of ISOF snipers operating in urban battlefields appear to forgo the camouflage outfits…

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New Products: V10N3

New Products: V10N3

MEPROLIGHT MEPRO RDS PRO/M5 Red Dot Sight The MEPRO RDS PRO is an energy-efficient, compact sight that provides thousands of operating hours while utilizing a…

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Product Special: V10N3, Suppressors

Product Special: V10N3, Suppressors

CZ-USA CZ S2 TI / SS Reflex The new S2 Ti Reflex uses an over-the-barrel design to maximize suppression while minimizing overall assembled length. With…

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Dispatches: V10N2

Dispatches: V10N2

ABOVE: German 4.73x33mm HITP G11 caseless cartridge components (L-R): Plastic cap, projectile, booster cup, propellant body and primer (not visible). The propellant and primer are…

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Industry News: V10N2

Industry News: V10N2

POF USA Revolution POF’s Revolution Wins ‘Rifle of the Year’ Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF) announced in January 2018 that the American Rifleman magazine has chosen…

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International Legal Affairs: V10N2

International Legal Affairs: V10N2

Congressional Notification This column regularly discusses the workings and implications of the International Trade in Arms Regulations, or ITAR. News stories regarding the export of…

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Product Special: V10N2

Product Special: V10N2

Sniper, CQB, and Handgun optics NIGHTFORCE OPTICS NX8 1-8×24 F1 Designed for short- to medium-range shooting, the compact, first focal plane NX8 1-8×24 F1 riflescope…

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New Products: V10N2

New Products: V10N2

KINETIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP Optics Hub The KDG Optics Hub is a lightweight, rugged aluminum housing for your favorite spotting scope. Unlike other products on the…

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Dispatches: V10N1

Dispatches: V10N1

Swiss VP9 Integrally Suppressed Pistol Swiss VP9 Integrally Suppressed Pistol Jonathan Ferguson | Photography N.R. Jenzen-Jones/ARES The manually operated, integrally suppressed VP9 pistol by B&T…

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International Legal Affairs

International Legal Affairs

Following the tragedy in Las Vegas, there has been an outcry in the firearms industry as to the legality of a “bump stock” and the…

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New Products: V10N1

New Products: V10N1

GERBER Center-Drive Black w/MOLLE Compatible Sheath Gerber’s new multi-tool offers uncompromising performance through revolutionary design. The innovative center-axis driver opens to align like a real…

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International Legal Affairs: V9N6

International Legal Affairs: V9N6

New European Union Firearm Restrictions After several rounds of firearm legislation throughout the early 2000s, the European Parliament passed new restrictions on firearm ownership on…

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Industry News: V9N6

Industry News: V9N6

Aimpoint Announces the CompM5 Optic Aimpoint has announced the addition of the new Aimpoint CompM5 sight to their professional product line. Powered by a single…

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V9N6 Product Special: Hand Grenades

V9N6 Product Special: Hand Grenades

Hand Grenades M-84 KRUŠIK HOLDING CORPORATION Hand Grenades M-84 & M-75 M-84 Hand Grenade Manufacturer: Krusik Holding Corporation Model: M-84 Type: Hand Grenade Discharge Time:…

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Dispatches: V9N6

Dispatches: V9N6

PHOTO COURTESY ARES Serbian M02 Coyote HMG and 120mm Mortar Projectiles in Syria By Yuri Lyamin with N.R. Jenzen-Jones In recent days, reports have emerged…

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V9N6 Product Special: Suppressors

V9N6 Product Special: Suppressors

ABOVE: YANKEE HILL MACHINE 5.56 Turbo Suppressor YANKEE HILL MACHINE 5.56 Turbo Suppressor The Turbo™ was designed to meet the increasing demand for a quiet,…

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New Products: V9N6

New Products: V9N6

Primus 8×56 King of the Night & 8×42 Universal Genius Binoculars BLASER Primus 8×56 King of the Night & 8×42 Universal Genius Binoculars Rather than…

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International Legal News: V9N5

International Legal News: V9N5

Let’s Go Abroad: Temporary Exports and Foreign Trade Shows For many in the industry, the SHOT Show in Las Vegas may be the firearms trade…

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Dispatches: V9N5

Dispatches: V9N5

Boko Haram with UAG-40 Automatic Grenade Launcher in Nigeria By the ARES Team In April 2016, Boko Haram (the Nigerian affiliate of the Islamic State)…

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Industry News: V9N5

Industry News: V9N5

Smith & Wesson Purchases Gemtech Smith & Wesson announced that it will acquire Gemini Technologies, Inc. The Idaho company known as Gemtech manufactures “high quality…

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New Products: V9N5

New Products: V9N5

GEMTECH TREK Silencer GEMTECH TREK Silencer The NEW GEMTECH TREK Silencer has been redesigned to make it more user friendly especially on short barreled rifles….

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New Products: V9N4

New Products: V9N4

DRD TACTICAL LLC Aptus is a multi-caliber, quick-change barrel weapon system that allows you to go from PDW to DMR in less than 1 minute….

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Industry News: V9N4

Industry News: V9N4

ATK Awarded MK44 Bushmaster Chain Guns to Lithuanian Infantry Fighting Vehicles Orbital ATK announced that the company’s MK44 Bushmaster Chain Gun was selected by the…

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International Legal Affairs: V9N3

International Legal Affairs: V9N3

Exporting by Hand–Moving Controlled Items in Person Major imports and exports typically take place via ocean or air cargo. Shipping a container of goods between…

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New Products: V9N3

New Products: V9N3

FN USA INTRODUCES NEW FN M249S™ PARA The FN M249S™ Para, a semi-automatic version of the M249 Para light machine gun, was originally developed by…

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Industry News: V9N3

Industry News: V9N3

Case of Mistaken Identities? Following Iran’s ballistic missile test, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced new sanctions on Iran. The sanctions targets, Abdollah…

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International Legal Affairs: V9N2

International Legal Affairs: V9N2

Arms Exports Under a Trump Presidency During the run up to the 2016 US Presidential election, candidate Trump made frequent comments regarding exports and trade,…

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Industry News: V9N2

Industry News: V9N2

Iran May Have Violated UN Arms Embargo The United Nations has expressed concern that Iran may have violated an arms embargo by providing weapons to…

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New Products: V9N2

New Products: V9N2

ABOVE: NEW FIREFIELD SIEGE MONOCULARS NEW FIREFIELD SIEGE MONOCULARS Whether scanning for game animals during serious hunting, spotting for target shooting or observing wildlife for…

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International Legal Affairs: V9N1

International Legal Affairs: V9N1

Export Regulation Recap: 2016 Changes and Amendments Export Control Reform Avid readers of this column will recall that export control reform has been underway since…

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Guns of the Silver Screen: V9N1

Guns of the Silver Screen: V9N1

THE SNIPER RIFLE OF “THE AMERICAN” Agent 2257 is having her big day off and is sitting in a upper class hotel lobby waiting for…

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New Products: V9N1

New Products: V9N1

ABOVE: FIME Group FM-AK-47-11 Rifle FIME Group Introduces the FM-AK-47-11 Rifle FIME Group of Las Vegas, Nevada, introduces the latest member of the Molot family…

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Industry News: V9N1

Industry News: V9N1

Judge Strikes Sandy Hook Lawsuit Against Remington “A Connecticut Superior Court judge struck decided in favor of Remington Outdoor companies, Camfour Holding, and Riverview Sales,…

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International Legal Affairs: V8N6

International Legal Affairs: V8N6

ITAR Registration, Yet Again On July 22, 2016, the U.S. State Department, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) released new guidance on whether gunsmiths must…

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New Products: V8N6

New Products: V8N6

ABOVE: CAA INTRODUCES NON-NFA RONI PISTOL CARBINE CONVERSION CAA, developers and manufacturers of advanced battle-tested firearms accessories, is proud to announce the RONI® Civilian pistol…

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Industry News: V8N6

Industry News: V8N6

U.S. State Department Announces that “Gunsmithing” Requires ITAR Registration On July 22, 2016, the U.S. Sate Deparmtnet, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls issued new “guidance,”…

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Industry News: V8N5

Industry News: V8N5

United States lifts the Arms Embargo against Vietnam On May 23, 2016, President Obama announced lifting the arms embargo against Vietnam. For a full discussion…

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Industry News Brief: FN Herstal to Display at Singapore Airshow

Industry News Brief: FN Herstal to Display at Singapore Airshow

Photo © FN Herstal, S.A., Belgium (Herstal, Belgium) – February 6, 2012. For the first time in Asia, FN Herstal, a world leader in small arms…

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Industry News: Volume 1, Number 1

Industry News: Volume 1, Number 1

Pelican Products acquired longtime rival Hardigg Industries to become the largest manufacturer of protective cases. The transaction was valued at US$200 Million. The merger combines the world’s largest roto-molded case manufacturer with the world’s largest injection molded manufacturer. Pelican will employ over 1,500 employees with 22 offices operating in 12 countries. The combined company boasts 6 manufacturing plants located throughout Europe and North America.

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