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Federal Terminal Ascent Component Bullet for Hunting Handloads

ANOKA, Minnesota – April 24, 2020 – New Federal Premium Terminal Ascent component bullets deliver unprecedented performance for hunters who handload. The bullets’ bonded construction fuels deep penetration on close targets, while the patented Slipstream polymer tip initiates expansion on long-range targets. The bullets’ long, sleek profile offers an extremely high ballistic coefficient (BC), and its AccuChannel groove technology improves accuracy and minimizes drag. Now available in a full selection bullet weights and diameters for handloading the most popular long-range cartridges. Shipments of this product have begun to arrive at dealers.

Terminal Ascent’s solid copper shank and bonded lead core retain weight for deep penetration and energy dump, delivering extremely effective wound channels and terminal performance. A large hollow cavity in the bullet nose, along with exterior jacket skiving, further aid expansion and penetration. Serrations allow petals to peel back on contact at velocities as low as 1,400 fps—speeds typically seen 1,200 yards downrange in the 200-grain 30-caliber loads.

“Terminal Ascent features grooving along the shank to improve accuracy across a range of rifles, while decreasing barrel wear and fouling,” said Federal Centerfire Product Director Mike Holm. “However, unlike conventional grooving, the AccuChannel’s highly technical shape accomplishes these goals with only a minimal increase in drag. No other bullet has this grooving technology.”

The bullet’s Slipstream Tip features patent-pending hollow-core technology. A small cavity runs the length of the shank all the way up to just below the point itself. That point breaks free upon impact, allowing fluid to enter the hollow core, where it generates pressure and easy expansion, even at low velocities. The Slipstream Tip’s hollow core sets it apart from all other polymer tips on the market—but it’s also unique in its high resistance to the elevated temperatures a bullet experiences during flight.

“In addition to the AccuChannel and Slipstream Tip, our engineers incorporated other important features to boost BC, delivering flat trajectories and less wind drift,” said Holm. “The result of all these design elements is both close-range and long-range terminal performance with both accuracy and reliability. And with that ability to expand at the lowest velocity of 1,400 fps, the bullet is sure to be a hit with shooters using shorter-barrel rifles or hunting handguns.”

Features & Benefits
• Match-grade long-range accuracy in a bonded hunting bullet
• Extremely high ballistic coefficient
• Exclusive Slipstream polymer tip helps flatten trajectories and initiate low-velocity expansion
• Less wind drift and drop
• AccuChannel groove technology minimizes drag
• Copper shank and bonded lead core retain weight for deep penetration at any range

Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit www.federalpremium.com

Leupold Awarded Contract to Deliver Prototypes to U.S. Army For Next-Gen Squad Weapon Fire Control Solution

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc., provider of the world’s most rugged, lightweight, and clear riflescopes, is pleased to announce that L3Harris has been awarded a contract in partnership with Leupold to deliver 115 production prototypes to the United States Army for the Next Generation Squad Weapon Fire Control (NGSW-FC) Program. The NGSW-FC will replace traditional direct view optics currently fielded by the Army.

“Leupold is excited to be teaming with L3Harris to deliver the highest-quality optical solution to the U.S. Army. We are the top manufacturers in our respective fields,” said Bruce Pettet, President and Chief Executive Officer for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “Leupold brings more than a century of optical expertise and unrivaled domestic manufacturing capacity to the table, and L3 has a proven track record of performance with high-volume government contracts for night vision, electro-optics, and laser aiming devices. The U.S. military requires the very best, and this partnership will deliver it – with optics that are designed, machined, and assembled in the United States.”

The NSGW-FC provides an integrated approach to targeting by combining range-finding capability, ballistic computation, and environmental sensors that increase the probability of accurate targeting while decreasing the time to engage a threat. Leupold and L3 have partnered to deliver a game-changing solution to the United States military. The optic ultimately selected for the NGSW-FC will support many of the current and future weapon platforms utilized by the Army. Both Leupold and L3Harris have held numerous military contracts in the past.

“L3Harris is proud to offer the U.S. Army a revolutionary fire control solution that will increase soldier lethality and enhance situational awareness,” Lynn Bollengier, President, Integrated Vision Solutions, L3Harris said in a press release, “Our solution leverages nearly 30 years of expertise in fire control technology, enabling faster identification and target acquisition, ensuring soldiers achieve overmatch capability on the battlefield. Additionally, we have teamed with Leupold & Stevens to integrate their superior optical assemblies and high volume, domestic manufacturing capabilities to ensure we meet the high quality and capacity requirements set forth by the Army to field this technology alongside the Next Generation Squad Weapons program.”

For more information on Leupold products, please visit us at Leupold.com.

Blackhawk T-Series L2C Holster for Glock 20/21

Level 2 Compact Holster Now Available for 10mm and 45 AUTO Pistols

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia – April 23, 2020 – Blackhawk, a leader in the law enforcement and military equipment realm for over 20 years, announced today that it has expanded its popular line of T-Series holsters with the introduction of a Level 2 Compact (L2C) model engineered to accommodate the Glock 20/21 pistols.

Like previously introduced Blackhawk models, the L2C holster has been specifically designed to assist with concealed carry. Each holster model is standard with a new speed cut to help with a faster draw and features a low-profile design for ease of concealment. The L2C holster is also RMR-compatible, enabling users the ability to add a red dot to their carry firearm.

The duty-rated holster is standard with an all-new Quick Dual Release (QDR) attachment method. Using an intuitive button release, the QDR allows the holster to be easily added and removed from a belt without weaving it through traditional belt loops. The QDR can easily accommodate belts ranging from 1.5 to 2.25 inches and allows the holster to be canted at various angles, depending on user preference. In addition to the QDR attachment, all T-Series L2C holsters come standard with a 2-slot belt loop. The 2-slot belt loop has been ergonomically designed to follow the body contour and help reduce offset.

The Blackhawk T-Series line is the world’s first thumb driven, dual-injected molded holster. The holster combines the company’s proven outer body strength made possible with a glass reinforced nylon along with a soft touch inner layer that is both super slick and sound-dampening. This durable and efficient, low-friction design translates into a smooth, quiet draw or when re-holstering the sidearm. Designed to follow Blackhawk’s Master Grip Principle, all T-Series holsters have been specifically developed to allow the user’s hand to land naturally where it should in order to deploy the sidearm.

All T-Series models are duty-rated and with their shared functionality, Blackhawk has helped solve the commonality of training with the same draw for every model holster. Whether going from Level 2, Level 2 Compact or Level 3 retention, the draw stroke remains the same even when the holster changes. This inherent design makes the T-Series the ideal holster to meet the needs of law enforcement and military professionals.

For more information on the new L2C holster for the Glock 20/21 or to view the complete line of T-Series holsters be sure to visit www.blackhawk.com.

Counterfeit Dead Air Silencers Flash Hiders

Dead Air Silencers has issued the following warning:

ATTENTION: There is a resurrection of counterfeit Dead Air muzzle devices on the market claiming to work with the Sandman family and KeyMo compatible silencers. These muzzle devices are NOT licensed or tested by Dead Air Armament and may cause injury or death if used with Dead Air products. Plus, if you use them you’ll lose the awesome warranty we have. The connection between the muzzle device and KeyMo is a hypercritical component, for both efficiency and safety. Because of this, there’s a lot that goes into vetting a third party manufacturer. As of right now, the ONLY licensed third party manufacturers of Dead Air muzzle devices are:

• Sons of Liberty

• JMAC

• Lantac

• Forward Controls Design

Federal’s New Practice & Defend Packs

ANOKA, Minnesota – April 15, 2020 – Pair the self-defense load proven by law enforcement with the industry’s most complete training ammunition for a combination like no other. New Federal Practice & Defend Packs include 50 HST Personal Defense loads and 50 Syntech Training Match rounds. Shipments of this product have begun to arrive at dealers.

The two loads in these 100-count combo packs produce identical velocities, trajectories and point of impact for the most realistic training and utmost protection. Two loads each with a specific purpose in one package: Practice with the Syntech Training Match and carry the HST.

Features & Benefits

• Ballistically paired Syntech Training Match and HST loads

• Practice loads’ Total Synthetic Jacket prevents metal fouling, reduces barrel heat and friction, and minimizes splash-back against hard targets

• HST expands reliably through a variety of barriers and penetrates to ideal depths for self-defense situations

• Flawless function and reliability in semi-automatic pistols

Part No. / Description / MSRP

P9HST2TM100 / 9mm Luger 147-grain 100 Round HST/Syntech Training Match, 1000 fps / $60.99

P9HST1TM100 / 9mm Luger 124-grain 100 Round HST/Syntech Training Match, 1150 fps / $60.99

P40HST1TM100 / 40 S&W 180-grain 100 Round HST/Syntech Training Match, 1010 fps / $68.99

P45HST2TM100 / 45 Auto 230-grain 100 Round HST/Syntech Training Match, 890 fps / $73.99

Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit www.federalpremium.com.