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Midwest Industries New AR-15 Drop-In Trigger

The MI-TRIGGER-C features an innovative single stage drop-in design

Waukesha, WI (October 1, 2020) — Midwest Industries announced today that it will be releasing a new
drop-in AR platform trigger for the commercial, law enforcement, and military markets.””“Midwest
Industries is well-known across the industry for our ability to manufacture high-performance rifle
accessories for a variety of different firearm platforms. The new MI-TRIGGER-C provides shooters with the
ability to easily install our single-stage triggers in their AR-15 or large frame gas gun in mere minutes,” said
Troy Storch, Owner of Midwest Industries.

The MI-TRIGGER-C is spec’d strictly to Midwest Industries requirements. Designed to improve upon the AR-
15, .308 AR, and AR-10 platforms by incorporating the following features:
• 3.5lb single-stage curved trigger system
• Quick reset and low overtravel for enhanced speed
• Ultra-smooth break with a crisp, clean release
• Self-contained design offering easy and quick installation
• CNC machined from high-grade, heat-treated tool steel and aluminum
• Anti-walk pins and screws included with trigger

For more information on the MI-TRIGGER-C visit midwestindustriesinc.com.

Blackhawk Expands SERPA Holster Line

New Models for SIG P365/P365XL, Glock 48, S&W EZ 9mm/.380 Auto, Springfield Hellcat

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – November 1, 2020 – Blackhawk™, a leader in law enforcement and military equipment for over 20 years, announced today the addition of new SERPA® CQC concealment holsters for the SIG SAUER P365/P365XL, Glock 48, Smith & Wesson M&P Shield EZ 9mm/.380 Auto and Springfield Hellcat pistols.

The SERPA CQC concealment holster line is one of the most popular platforms for law enforcement officers, military personnel and responsible citizens. The new models are available in a right-hand configuration with a matte finish.

With their unique speed cut design, Blackhawk SERPA CQC concealment holsters have earned a strong reputation for a fast, smooth draw and easy, solid re-holster without slowing the user down.

For the ultimate in handgun security, Blackhawk SERPA CQC concealment holsters feature a passive retention detent adjustment screw and the patented SERPA Auto-Lock™ release, which offers Level 2 retention and reinforces a full master grip that allows users to draw normally with the index finder sliding from the holster body to the pistol frame in one single movement. Upon re-holstering the firearm, the Auto-Lock immediately engages the trigger guard with an audible click that won’t let go until released.

A belt loop and paddle platform are included. SERPA CQC concealment holsters also fit shoulder, S.T.R.I.K.E.®, quick disconnect and tactical holster platforms, making them extremely versatile.

For more information, visit www.blackhawk.com/holsters/.

Bushnell Launches RXS-250 Reflex Sight

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – September 30, 2020 – Bushnell®, an industry leader in performance optics, announced today the RXS-250, a new red dot designed to offer class-leading performance and exceptional durability. The RXS-250 represents a new standard of high performing reflex slights with its MIL-STD-810F impact resistant design, user adjustable brightness settings and True Tone coatings that provide users with a vivid, clear view free of color distortion.

At the core of the new RXS-250 is a bright, clear reflex sight with industry leading battery life. A desirable option for pistols, rifles and shotguns, the new red dots work across all common red dot mounts with a DeltaPoint® Pro footprint. The new RXS-250 utilizes an energy efficient point source LED to create a collimated beam for a clear, strong 4-MOA dot without wasting energy. This combination of features helps to extend battery life while offering high brightness settings for day-bright visibility.

For those seeking a true impact resistant red dot, the new RXS-250 is the perfect option. The RXS-250 has a rugged cast aluminum housing for protection of glass and electronic internal components, as well as an IP67 dust and waterproof rating, sealing off the electronics and allowing for the optic to be submerged without damage. Chamfered hood edges help prevent snags on clothing or objects in the environment. The RXS-250’s optimized hood geometry and reflector lens design provide a large field of view without sacrificing durability.

“The Bushnell RXS250 has not ceased to amaze me,” said World Champion Shooter and Bushnell Team member KC Eusebio. “I make a living using these tools and this optic can do it all. I’ve trained, competed, hunted, and carried this red dot and it excels in all areas of marksmanship. It withstands a drop from 5 feet which makes it extremely durable. The optic also has easy adjustments for intensity, windage, and elevation, along with a top load battery system for the rare occasion of changing your battery every five years! The RXS250 has glass with true tone clarity to help find your targets with ease, paired with a crisp clear 4 MOA dot, it’s perfect for your pistol, rifle, or shotguns needs.”

The RXS-250 provides 10 brightness settings to allow for clear daylight viewing and low settings for excellent nighttime visibility and pairing with night vision devices. The RXS-250 provides detented windage/elevation adjustments with 1 MOA per click. It has an easy-access, shrouded push-button design for brightness setting adjustments.

“The RXS250 is the answer to many requests from red dot users,” said World Title Holder and Bushnell Team member Jessies Harrison. “Its sturdy and durable design gives me the confidence that it can withstand any condition and its intensity adjustments can face any lighting condition. It transitions seamlessly from competitions, everyday carry and in the field.  If you’re in search of a versatile optic to fit your lifestyle, then the RXS250 is your choice.”

The new RXS-250 is fully multicoated with True Tone color that does not have a blue hue on the glass, which provides accurate color representation and high light transmission averaging 86 percent. The coating system also mitigates stray artifacts from secondary light sources.

The RXS-250 is compatible with multiple factory optics-ready pistols and aftermarket suppressor height sights and comes standard with a user-selectable 12-hour auto-off timer (can be disabled). Other items included with the red dot include basic mounting and adjustment tools, a protective form-fit cover, cleaning cloth and CR2032 battery.

The new Bushnell RXS-250 has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $249.99. Addition information is available at www.bushnell.com/red-dots/rxs/rxs-250-reflex-sight/BU-RXS250.

US Coast Guard Adopts Gen 5 Glock 19 MOS

U. S. Coast Guard Selects and Fields GLOCK Pistols

SMYRNA, Ga. – September 29th, 2020 GLOCK, Inc., a global leader in firearm manufacturing, is proud to announce that the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has selected and begun fielding the GLOCK pistols after a thorough review of testing results.

The USCG operates under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security during peacetime with a maritime law enforcement mission with jurisdiction in domestic and international waters.  The USCG is charged with protecting America’s economic, national, and border security as America’s maritime first responder.  With missions of search and rescue, homeland security, and national defense, the USCG requires a reliable sidearm that performs in all conditions and harsh elements.

After careful evaluation of existing federal contracts supported by GLOCK, the USCG selected to purchase through the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) contract the GLOCK 19 Gen5 MOS as the standard service pistol. USCG acquisition objective was fulfilled by GLOCK within four months of the initial purchase request. CBP’s extensive solicitation process, which included independent testing by the Institute of Justice Laboratories, comprehensive field evaluations, and direct input from 16,000 CBP law enforcement personnel, helped guide the selection by USCG. 

“GLOCK is honored to support the requirements of the USCG and provide a weapon solution that delivers on unmatched performance and value in any environment,” said GLOCK, Inc. VP Josh Dorsey.  “The comprehensive testing and evaluation process conducted by CBP demonstrated the GLOCK pistols lasting reliability that instills confidence in those who use it to go into harm’s way.”

The CBP award incorporates GLOCK’s newest 5th Generation technology pistols. For more information about GLOCK Gen5 technologies, visit us.glock.com .

Comp-Tac New Blue Duty Series

HOUSTON – Sept. 30, 2020 – Comp-Tac® released a new version of its Blue Duty Holster for guns without light attachments, the Blue Duty – No Light.

This new addition to the Blue Duty Holster Series™ includes many of the same key features as the rest of the series, such as adjustable tension via a retention screw, up to 16 different mounting configurations with the three-piece International Mount Kit, and level-two retention with the spring-loaded, thumb activated bale. This holster is intended for officers or other users who want a level-two retention holster in a smaller footprint than the original two Blue Duty variants.

Comp-Tac® developed this series with direct input from the law enforcement community such as the LAPD. The Blue Duty Holster Series features two additional variants for guns with light attachments, an optic covered version for extra protection and an optic uncovered version for smaller footprint.

“The Blue Duty Holster Series, complete with level-two retention, has had major growth since its release in January,” noted Gordon Carrell, Comp-Tac general manager. “As more customers come across it, we have gotten a significant number of requests for additional make and model fits, additional lights, as well as a fit that did not need a light attached to the firearm. The Blue Duty – No Light is a great option for customers who are looking for the level-two retention with a red-dot optic and not the added cost of a light/laser that does not fit their purpose. The smaller footprint and modular mounting system give this holster added flexibility for law enforcement, military or the general public.”

Blue Duty Holster Series™ – No Light: MSRP – $135.00