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Carbon Express Maxima® Gets Even Tougher

Flushing, Michigan – Carbon Express, a leader in arrow technology and innovation, introduces the Maxima Hunter® KV, the maximum in tough arrow construction. Made with a layer of Kevlar*® a synthetic fiber that is pound for pound five times stronger than steel, this arrow maxes out arrow. strength and durability, and provides the greatest penetration within the Maxima® Series. The Maxima Hunter® KV sets a new durability standard in arrow technology.

Designed with Carbon Express’s newest technological breakthrough, Dual Spine Weight Forward Technology, the Maxima Hunter KV is not only durable, but incredibly accurate.

Dual Spine Weight Forward™ is a patented multi-layer/multimaterial arrow innovation, creating two spines in one arrow. This design provides better energy management from the bow to the arrow, causing the arrow to recover faster and spin sooner.. The results of better energy management and quicker recovery is greater accuracy. The new Maxima® arrows on average shot 50% tighter groups with broadheads at 40 yards than non-Dual Spine Weight Forward arrows.

“The foundation of the entire Maxima Series of arrows focuses on delivering the maximum specs within a given category. In this case the Maxima Hunter KV delivers the maximum in arrow strength” noted Mike Snyder, the company’s Marketing Manager. “The addition of Kevlar® fiber along with the carbon weave technology produces unsurpassed strength, durability and the greatest penetration within the Maxima® series”

This foundation of strength is further enhances with Carbon Express’ Patented BuffTuff® carbon finish BlazerTM Vanes increase velocity and the tough Bulldog™ nock collars make the Maxima Hunter® KV the ultimate package. The arrow features a straightness of +/- .0025″, a weight tolerance of +/- 1.0 grain and a spine selection tolerance of +/ -.0025″.

About Carbon Express® Carbon Express®, an Eastman Outdoors Inc. brand, is the leading manufacturer of high performance carbon hunting and target arrows and arrow components for hunters and target shooters. For more information or customer service, visit www.carbonexpressarrows.com, or call 800.241.4833.

*Kevlar is a registered trademark of E.I. Dupont de Nemours and Company.

Contact:
Mike Snyder
810 720 8955
msnyder@eastmaninternational.com

McMillan Introduces the M3A Rifle

McMillan Introduces the M3A Rifle

Phoenix, Arizona – McMillan expands its tactical line with the introduction of the McMillan M3A rifle. The M1 platform has seen renewed interest as a close-range to medium range weapon where performance of a .308 Winchester cartridge is preferred, but with the firepower of a semi-automatic action.

The McMillan M3A has an 18″ barrel and utilizes a six-groove rifling with 1×10 right hand twist. The action is Springfield M1A chambered in 7.62 NATO (.308 Win). The adjustable cheekpiece on the McMillan M3A stock positions the head for an optimum cheek weld. The stock is designed to shoot with a scope as well as iron sights. An optional Picatinny site rail system with 10 ¾” bottom rail and 2×4″ side rails is available for mounting night vision optics, forward mounted scopes and other accessories. The M3A uses a two stage military trigger set at five to six pounds.

One-ten round magazine is included. Accessories and upgrades are available, including scope, bipod, cleaning equipment, cases and other options.

According to Ryan McMillan, vice president of McMillan Firearms, “The M3A rifle when coupled with the popular McMillan fiberglass tactical stock system is a multipurpose tool for military and law enforcement needs.”

For additional information visit McMillan’s website, www.mcmillanusa.com

About McMillan
McMillan Group International, located in Phoenix, Arizona, is the corporate parent for a family of firearms companies committed to excellence in the firearms industry. Companies include McMillan Firearms Manufacturing (formerly “McBros”), a manufacturer of the McMillan tactical and hunting rifles; McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, a leading manufacturer of premium custom fiberglass stocks for hunting, competition, tactical and OEM markets; and McMillan Machine Company, a contract manufacturer of precision machined parts.

Contact:
Christine Korecki (602) 279-2933 Ext 100 or Christine@papagalos.com

SureFire Announces 60 and 100 Round Mags for AR-style Firearms

Fountain Valley, CA — SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of high-end illumination tools and tactical products, is proud to announce the release of its hi-capacity 60- and 100-round (STANAG 4179) aluminum magazines for .223/5.56mm NATO M4/M16/AR15-style firearms. These new high-cap magazines (HCMs)-dubbed the MAG5-60 and MAG5-100-are designed to provide military units with an overwhelming tactical advantage in the delivery of firepower.

“In the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, ambushes are commonplace, and the outcome is often determined in the first 30 seconds,” said Don Alexander, SureFire’s Director of Military Sales and retired Special Forces operator with six combat tours. “Firepower and the ability to stay in the fight are key. These magazines will reduce soldier vulnerability by keeping them in the fight for longer periods of time, with less downtime spent on reloads.”

In battle, it typically takes the average soldier four seconds to reload his weapon and reacquire a target, valuable time that could be spent engaging threat targets. At best, 30-round magazines allow a soldier to fire no more than 150 rounds in 30 seconds. SureFire’s 60-round high-cap magazine increases that figure to 240 rounds; its 100-rounder to 293 rounds. And both will support military units planning to incorporate full-auto firepower to more of their operators.

SureFire HCMs easily and securely fit into the host weapon, with the bolt closed, when loaded with the maximum round count. The design of the magazine takes into account the allowable tolerances of cartridges manufactured to NATO and SAAMI specifications. A 4×2 quad-stack configuration features a revolutionary internal spring and follower system designed to be more reliable than current standard MILSPEC USGI 30-round magazines. This proprietary internal design also allows SureFire HCMs to be stored indefinitely while fully loaded, in preparation for deployment, which means individual units can be issued ammo supply crates with pre-loaded magazines instead of empty mags and ammo cans, another potential lifesaving benefit in critical-response situations.

The MAG5-60 will fit into most nylon pouches with Velcro® cover flaps intended to hold two standard 30-round magazines, but double magazine pouches with stitched partitions may require some alteration. Both the 60- and 100-round HCMs can be disassembled for periodic cleaning or as required. The magazine floor plate can be easily removed from the body using a punch, the tip of a cartridge, or a variety of common tools.

SureFire HCMs are the result of an entirely new division at SureFire, in partnership with L. James Sullivan and Bob Waterfield of Arm West, LLC. Mr. Sullivan is best known for co-developing the Armalite AR-15/M16 (M16A1) rifle and the original 20-round 5.56mm box magazine. They will be assembled and distributed by SureFire’s new Reno, Nevada, facility, the company’s first venture outside of Southern California, and will initially be available only from authorized SureFire dealers in states without any HCM regulations. Processes are also being developed for dealers in locations that do have HCM regulations, including California, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. MSRP is $129 for the 60-round magazine and $179 for the 100-rounder, with orders expected to begin shipping in March of 2011.

60-Round Magazine Specs
CALIBER

5.56 NATO/.223 REMINGTON
HEIGHT

8.7″ / 22.1 cm
WIDTH

1.66″/4.2 cm body, 0.88″/2.2 cm neck
WEIGHT-EMPTY

6.4 ounces / 181 grams
WEIGHT-FULLY LOADED

2.02 lbs / 920 grams
BOX MATERIAL

6000 SERIES ALUMINUM
FOLLOWER MATERIAL

NYLON
CONSTRUCTION

SPOT WELDED
FINISH

MIL-L-46010
COLOR

GRAY

100-Round Magazine Specs
CALIBER

5.56 NATO/.223 REMINGTON
HEIGHT

12.2″ / 31 cm
WIDTH

1.66″/4.2 cm body, 0.88″/2.2 cm neck
WEIGHT-EMPTY

9.6 ounces / 272 grams
WEIGHT-FULLY LOADED

3.3 lbs / 1.5 kg
BOX MATERIAL

6000 SERIES ALUMINUM
FOLLOWER MATERIAL

NYLON
CONSTRUCTION

SPOT WELDED
FINISH

MIL-L-46010
COLOR

GRAY
About SureFire
Located in Fountain Valley, California, SureFire is a leading manufacturer of high-performance flashlights, weapon-mounted lights, and other tactical equipment for those who go in harm’s way, or anyone who demands the ultimate in quality, innovation, and performance. SureFire illumination tools are used by more SWAT teams and elite special operations groups than any other brand. SureFire is an ISO 9001-2008 certified company.

Contact:
Ron Canfield, rcanfield@surefire.com, 800-828-8809 ex. 2258

Bushmaster Introduces Bore Squeeg-E Cleaning System

Windham, ME – Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC, proudly announces the new Bushmaster Bore Squeeg-ETM Cleaning System – an innovative breakthrough in the gun cleaning market. The only system offered today with the patented Bore Squeeg-E.

The Bore Squeeg-E Cleaning System offers the best and most effective system to clean the chamber/bore of any firearm. It enables the user to quickly clean a firearm faster than any other system. The system eliminates the use of ineffective patches and reduces the need for metal bore brushes.

The Bore Squeeg-E Cleaning System features a pull through system and includes the revolutionary new Bore Squeeg-E. The Bore Squeeg-E is made from a proprietary polymer that is not affected by cleaning chemicals. It is designed to scrape the lands and grooves of the bore to a mirror clean condition and keep the abrasive carbon fouling from harming the bore. The Bore Squeeg-E is attached to a free rotating cleaning cable, preventing the tools from loosening while being pulled through the helical rifling. With proper use, the Bore Squeeg-E will last many years eliminating the expensive and wasteful practice of continually buying and throwing away cloth patches.

The Bushmaster Bore Squeeg-E Cleaning System comes standard with our new line of MASTERTM cleaning chemicals – Bore Cleaner & Polish, Bore Rinse, and Lubricant & Protectant. All proudly made in the USA.

MASTER Bore Cleaner & Polish is a superior cleaning compound that it is effective on copper, lead and carbon fouling. It is based on a proprietary clay blend and contains no chlorinated solvents or ammonia and is water-based for easy clean up.

MASTER Bore Rinse is specifically designed to remove fouling and residue loosened by the Bore Cleaner & Polish. A quick-drying, alcohol-based rinse that contains proprietary corrosion inhibitors and light oil – It contains no chlorinated solvents or ammonia.

MASTER Lubricant & Protectant cleans, lubricates and protects your firearm. It provides superior corrosion protection and excellent lubricity and contains no solvents – a little goes a long way.

The Bore Squeeg-E Cleaning System used in combination with our exclusive Master cleaning chemicals, provides unparalleled cleaning ability, and significantly reduces the amount of time needed to scrub the barrel. The Bushmaster Bore Squeeg-E Cleaning System is available in Universal, Military, Pistol, Shotgun and Rifle models and MSRP starting at $37.90. All Bushmaster Bore Squeeg-E Cleaning Systems feature a durable, Cordura case for ease of storage. For more information, please visit www.bushmaster.com

Bushmaster® Universal Bore Squeeg-E™ Cleaning System – Key Features:

* RIFLE LENGTH CABLE ASSEMBLY (18″)
* PISTOL LENGTH CABLE ASSEMBLY (12.0″)
* THREADED ROD, #8-32 X 3/4″ ZINC PLATED STEEL
* .22 / .223 / 5.56mm SQUEEG-E
* .243 / .25 SQUEEG-E
* 7MM / .270 SQUEEG-E
* .308 / .30 / 7.62 SQUEEG-E
* 357 / 380 / .38 / 9MM SQUEEG-E
* 10mm / .40 SQUEEG-E
* .44 / .45 SQUEEG-E
* .50/.410 SQUEEG-E
* 12 GA / 16 GA SQUEEG-E
* 20GA / 28GA SQUEEG-E
* PULL HANDLE 8-32
* 2 SIDED PICK
* .45 RIFLE NYLON BRUSH 8-32
* .45 PISTOL NYLON BRUSH 8-32
* 10 / 12 GA SHOTGUN NYLON BRUSH 8-32
* 20 / 28 GA SHOTGUN NYLON BRUSH 8-32
* .22 PISTOL BRONZE BRUSH HANDHELD (sleeve)
* 10 / 12GA SHOTGUN BRONZE BRUSH 8-32
* BUTTERFLY BRUSH, SS 1″ 8-32
* FLUX BRUSH, #3 X 5/8″, BLK BRISTLE (CUT TO LENGTH 4.5″) & CAP
* 2 – SNAP LID VIAL 1.5″ OD X 3.7″, CLEAR POLYPRO
* #1 MASTER™ Bore Cleaner & Polish – 1/2oz.
* #2 MASTER™ Bore Rinse – 1oz. Squeeze bottle
* #3 MASTER™ Premium Lubricant – 1/2oz.

About Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC

Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC (BFI) is the leading supplier of AR15/M16 type rifles in the United States for Law Enforcement, security and private consumer use. Headquartered in Windham, Maine, BFI supplies aluminum and advanced carbon fiber-based rifle platforms in calibers ranging from 5.56mm/223 to 50BMG. These and associated accessories manufactured by BFI meet the tactical rifle needs of US customers as well as Military, Law Enforcement and Security clients from over 50 countries worldwide. Visit our web site at www.bushmaster.com.

Contact:
Jessica Kallam (800) 243-9700 ext. 8578 (Press only)

Carbon Express Introduces Maxima Lineup with Dual Spine Weight Forward

Flushing, Michigan – Carbon Express, a leader in arrow technology and innovation, introduces four new arrows to the Maxima® Line, specifically designed to maximize the specs that are most important to each class of shooter. These arrows are setting the new standard in arrow technology that helps you shoot better.

The new Maxima® Line redefines the arrow market with Carbon Express’ latest innovation: Dual Spine Weight Forward™., Dual Spine Weight Forward™ is a patented multi-layer/multimaterial arrow innovation, creating two spines in one arrow. This design provides better energy management from the bow to the arrow, causing the arrow to recover faster and spin sooner.. The results of better energy management and quicker recovery is greater accuracy. The new Maxima® arrows on average, shot 50% tighter groups with broadheads at 40 yards than non-Dual Spine Weight Forward arrows.

The Maxima Hunter® KV is made with a layer of Kevlar* ® , gives hunters unsurpassed strength, durability, and the greatest penetration within the Maxima® Series. The arrow’s specifications are a straightness of +/- .0025″ max, weight tolerance of +/- 1.0 grains and a spine selection tolerance of +/-.0025″. Suggested Retail $99.95 / 6 Pack

The Maxima Blue StreakTM and Blue Streak™ Select deliver the maximum in accuracy and are made with Diamond Weave, an innovation that delivers unparallel spine consistency resulting in precision accuracy. The Blue Streak™ features a straightness of +/- .0025″ max, a weight tolerance of +/- 1.0 grain and a spine selection tolerance of +/-.0025″. The Blue Streak™ Select offers a straightness of +/- .001, weight tolerance of +/- 1.0 grains, and a spine selection tolerance of +/- .0025″. Maxima Blue Streak™ Suggested Retail $79.95 / 6 Pack and Blue Streak™ Select Suggested Retail $89.95 / 6 Pack.

The Maxima Hunter® maintains its heritage of quality and adds the benefits of Dual Spine Weight ForwardTM technology. This arrow is the most proven and reliable premium grade 100% carbon arrow in the Carbon Express® Line. It features a straightness tolerance of +/1 .0025″, a weight tolerance of +/- 1.0 grains, and a spine selection tolerance of +/- .0025″ Suggested Retail $79.99 / 6 Pack.

About Carbon Express®
Carbon Express®, an Eastman Outdoors Inc. brand, is the leading manufacturer of high performance carbon hunting and target arrows and arrow components for hunters and target shooters. For more information or customer service, visit www.carbonexpressarrows.com, or call 800.241.4833

* Kevlar is a registered trademark of E.I. Dupont de Nemours and Company.

Contact:
Mike Snyder (810) 720-8795 or msnyder@eastmaninternational.com

ISSC-Austria Offers New Colors For ISSC M22 Pistols

WARE, MA – ISSC-Austria, exclusive importer and distributor of the M22 range pistol, announced the availability of the M22 in Blush and Desert Camo. The M22 pistol is the ideal range pistol designed to use inexpensive, high-velocity 22LR ammunition, while providing a highly accurate, defensive pistol feel in handling. The new colors will be available for purchase in January 2011.

The ISSC M22 pistol offers shooters the economical alternative to practicing with high-priced ammunition. Using inexpensive .22LR, the M22 pistol provides the shooter with the same rapid fire performance of a traditional centerfire pistol. Built using the combination of a Lothar Walter match barrel, adjustable sights and a very crisp 4-lb single-action trigger, the M22 is the new standard in training pistols. MSRP starts at $299.95.

About ISSC-Austria:
ISSC-Austria is the exclusive importer distributor and marketer of the M22 Range Pistol and MK22 Modern Sporting Rifle. www.issc-austria.com

Contact:
Laura Burgess Marketing
P: 252-288-5805
laura@lauraburgess.com

ASYM’s National Match Target Ammo

DURANGO, Colo. – ASYM PRECISION National Match Target ammunition is a match winning, extremely accurate load that tells the shooter just how well their tuned 45 can perform.

Featuring the Nosler 185 grain JHP – a bullet prized among serious bullseye shooters for its gilt-edged accuracy – the National Match Target is a mild shooting target round. Utilizing ASYM match brass, which is custom drawn brass made to ASYM’s specifications, and propelled by premium VihtaVouri powder, the round is loaded to 775 fps, a velocity proven to be a sweet spot in accuracy and function.

“As a custom 1911 maker whose customers expect uncommon accuracy, I looked to the Camp Perry National Matches for the inspiration behind our National Match Target ammunition. We built this round from the ground up using only premium components, assembled on state-of-the-art equipment customized to my own standards and hand-inspected and individually chamber checked as part of a quality control process that insures outstanding performance,” explained Stan Chen, president of Stan Chen Customs and ASYM Ammunition.

The National Match Target is available in a box of 50 or a case of 500 and will run in most 1911s using a stock 16 lbs. spring. For more brisk ejection, springs from 10 to 14 lbs. can be used.

The load is a premium target load and although it uses a JHP projectile, the bullet is not designed to expand at the given velocity. Those looking for a premium defensive load should consider the ASYM SOLID DEFENSE XTM (SDX) load featuring the Barnes solid copper TAC-XP bullet.

“Besides being the definitive accuracy load for competition, the National Match Target is an extremely pleasant load to shoot, especially in extended training sessions,” observed Chen. “So much so that we warn our customers to beware, because this round will make them fall in love with their 45 all over again.”

For more information on the National Match Target 45 ACP ammunition, the full line of ASYM PRECISION ammunition or to place an order, visit www.ASYM-Ammo.com.

Contact:
chencustom@gmail.com

LaserLyte® Subcompact V3 Laser

The Smaller, Smarter Laser System

COTTONWOOD, AZ – LaserLyte®, the leader in laser technology for the shooting and hunting industry, is now shipping the company’s most state-of-the-art, smallest and versatile rail mounted laser to date; the LaserLyte Subcompact V3 laser. Now, half the size of the previous model, the Subcompact V3 needs less than ¾-inch of Picatinny rail space to easily mount onto even the smallest firearms.

LaserLyte FSL-3 sight on an FN
Constructed of T6 aluminum for extra strength and durability, this updated unit offers a smart, cost-effective auto-off feature. If left on for five minutes, the unit begins to display a unique flash for one minute, indicating to the user that the unit will automatically shut off soon. After one minute in flash mode the unit shuts itself off to extend battery life, prevent accidental activation and battery depletion. Press the unit’s button at any time to reset this feature for five more minutes.

The Subcompact V3 easily mounts with a hex drive crossbar screw and features windage adjustment, elevation adjustment and programmable constant on and pulse modes. Additionally, the unit is ideal for left- and -right handed shooters with two separate activation buttons located on the backside of the laser. Not only will the laser fit nicely on the smallest of sub-compact railed pistols, it works great on modern rifles as well.

The Subcompact V3 laser is powered by four 377 batteries that provide five hours in constant on mode and ten hours in pulse mode of normal usage. Normal usage is defined as one minute on and one minute off. This test mimics actual usage where the unit is turned on and off and the battery is given time to automatically regenerate.
LaserLyte FSL-3 sight compared to a quarter
LaserLyte Subcompact V3 Specifications

- Product Number: FSL-3
- Compatible Firearms: Any firearm with a minimum of .70 inches rail space
- Laser module: 650nm
- Laser modes: constant on, pulse and auto-off
- Batteries: 4-377 batteries
- Battery Life: 5 hours constant on (actual usage), 10 hours pulse (actual usage)
- Material: 6061 T6 aluminum
- Weight: .50 oz., 15 g
- Length/Width/Height: .92 in./.69 in./.20 in., 23.37 mm/ 17.53 mm/ 5.08 mm
- Range at Night: 500 yd., 457.2 m
- MSRP: $99.99

About LaserLyte®:
LaserLyte®, the leader in laser technology, is the shooting and hunting division of P&L Industries. The company strives to heighten the experience of shooting by offering high quality, competitively priced lasers and other firearms accessories. For additional information about LaserLyte, visitwww.laserlyte.com. Keep up to date with LaserLyte on Facebook or Twitter. Visit the LaserLyte YouTube page for all the LaserLyte action.

Contact:
Laura Burgess Marketing
P: 252-288-5805
laura@lauraburgess.com

New Quest REV Bow Gets Hunter’s Adrenaline Pumping for Another Season

Memphis, Mich- Quest BowhuntingTM, a division of G5 Outdoors, introduces the new REV Bow featuring the new Sync Cam Technology, another great addition to a long heritage of quality bow manufacturing. Quest has hunters gearing up for another highly anticipated season with the release of the REV and Sync Cam Technology.

The Performance Package:

The REV features a long list of features serious archers have come to expect from Quest bows
including:

• A Forged T6061 aluminum riser
• Bow Jax Limb Suppressors
• Sync Cam Technology -delivering consistent speeds of 320 FPS (IBO) while maintaining an ultra smooth draw.
• 32″ axle-to-axle
• 7 1/2″ brace height,
• Weight 3.9 lbs.
• Draw lengths ranging from 27″ to 30 ½”
• Draw weights in 50, 60 and 70 lb.
• Available in the impressive and innovative GfadeTM finish or AP camo.

The REV retails for $659.99 in the GfadeTM pattern and $629.99 in Camo. The REV continues Quest’s commitment to delivering superior performance and value to hard working, hard hunting archery enthusiasts.

Quest Bowhunting: The Bowhunters’ Bow

About Quest Bowhunting:

Quest Bowhunting™ is a family owned business backed by more than 40 years of precision manufacturing experience. Quest Bowhunting™ strives to provide superior Bowhunting products that enhance the archery experience. To learn more about Quest™, visit www.questbowhunting.com or call (866) 456-8836.

Contact:
Jeff Bergmann
Providence Marketing Group
jeff@providencemarkettingroup.net
763.232.5452

New Alpine Concorde Lives For The Hunt

While the new CONCORDE Target model is blowing through X’s, its tough hunting brother the CONCORDE Infinity will be parting fur. Accuracy is everything in this smooth shooting hunter with a usual heavy dash of Alpine tough dependability thrown in.

Alpine President Bob Proctor made the introduction; “The CONCORDE Infinity is designed with a longer 40″ axle-to-axle length and comfortable 8.125″ brace height for the ultimate forgiveness not usually found in today’s high-performance hunting models. This is a great bow for release shooters but if you shoot fingers you are just flat going to love the way this bow shoots.”

The new 2011 Alpine CONCORDE Infinity has the same on-demand accuracy that the Alpine Concorde Target bow has but is covered in the popular Mossy Oak Infinity camo, enhanced with rich brown anodized components and a beautiful, sculpted rosewood grip.

The CONCORDE Infinity may be one of the most forgiving bows in the woods this year but it’s no slouch in performance with it’s hot 315 FPS IBO rating and especially nice on the wallet at a low $620 retail,

The new CONCORDE Infinity is built on a machined aluminum riser with 13″ limb design. It comes with adjustable draw length modules of 27″ to 31″ and draw weights of 60 and 70 pounds. The cam system is the small Veloctec™ model with Alpine’s patented precision ball bearing technology for a smoother draw and release. The machined limb pockets hold each limb in perfect alignment for shot after shot precision consistency.

Alpine – Let the Game Beware!

For more information please contact:
Alpine Archery
PO Box 319
3101 North South Highway
Lewiston, ID 83501
208-746-4717
www.alpinearchery.com

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