Tactical Shooting Sports News: Armament Systems and Procedures Increases Production; Vista Lands Australia Contract

In the latest tactical shooting sports news, Armament Systems and Procedures increases production of disposable restraints due to demand and Vista Outdoor brands land an ammunition contract with Australia.

Tactical Shooting Sports News: Armament Systems and Procedures Increases Production; Vista Lands Australia Contract

Silencer Central has partnered with Safari Club International to help its members, and others, with the application and purchasing process of silencers. (Photo: Silencer Central)

Armament Systems and Procedures, a leading manufacturer of law enforcement products, has announced a multi-tiered response to new guidelines and recommendations related to the use of disposable restraints.

ASP has dramatically increased production of its Tri-Fold single-use restraints and is communicating the latest industry guidelines and potential equipment funding opportunities to agencies and the distributors who supply them. ASP also has rolled out a program to make it fast and easy for agencies to deploy a turnkey disposable restraint solution. The program includes free equipment to help outfit officers, while reducing the overall cost to the agency.

“The health crisis obviously changed everything overnight,” says ASP CEO Kevin Parsons, “and urgently finding ways to protect the health of first responders became an immediate priority.”

Parsons says that in addition to the need for things like masks and gloves, emphasis has been placed on minimizing the re-use of equipment like handcuffs, that might carry surface-borne pathogens. He points out that the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and others are specifically recommending that law enforcement officers use disposable restraints.

“Based on the spike in demand and requests for large-scale availability, we have dramatically increased production of our Tri-Folds and we are currently manufacturing these restraints and related accessories around the clock,” Parsons said.

In conjunction with the spooled-up production, ASP has a comprehensive communication and education effort, beginning with an informational video, and continuing with disseminating the latest industry recommendations, as well as information on a federal funding program that offers subsidies to help agencies acquire the equipment they need.

ASP offers an efficient, cost-saving product acquisition program for distributors and agencies. The Agency Set program offers a bulk pre-packed solution with everything needed to get disposable restraints in the field. Each set includes 300 Tri-Fold Restraints, 25 Scarab Safety Cutters, and 25 system carrying cases that can be worn on belts or vests. ASP is providing the cases at no cost, to help reduce the overall cost, while ensuring that officers have everything they need to carry and use the system.

“Officer safety has always been the cornerstone of everything we do,” says ASP’s Parsons. “The public health crisis has just expanded the definition of what it means to protect the people who protect us.”

Vista Outdoor To Supply Ammunition in Australia

Through our Australian distribution partner, NIOA, Vista Outdoor ammunition brands; Federal, Speer, and Force on Force will supply police agencies in Australia with duty and training ammunition.

The contract was awarded by the Victoria Police in Australia and allows for other Australian Affiliated Policing Entities to procure ammunition under the same terms and conditions.

“We are extremely pleased with this prestigious contract award,” said Jason Vanderbrink, President of Federal Ammunition. "This award continues to validate the global trust our Federal, Speer, and Force on Force products have when it comes to protecting the international law enforcement community.”

“The selection criteria included a mix of technical capability and price,” said David Leis, VP of Law Enforcement, Government and International Sales. One of the differentiators is Federal’s exclusive Catalyst primer. It’s a lead-free technology providing the most reliable, consistent ignition possible. Leis said, “with this contract award, Vista Outdoor ammunition brands and NIOA continue demonstrating surety of supply, professional capability, and the ability to meet all specifications while delivering value.”

German Precision Optics Aligns With Davidson's

German Precision Optics' entire line of premium riflescopes, binoculars and rangefinders will be available through Davidson’s Incorporated, effective immediately.

“The Davidson’s sales team is truly excited to partner with such an upcoming innovative brand as GPO,” said Mike Massimo, vice president of sales. “We look forward to our efforts and our platform helping to really grow this young brand.”

“This partnership is a great opportunity for not only GPO and Davidson’s but for a nationwide network of retailers and consumers who will have easy access to our entire line through one of the largest and most progressive firearms wholesalers in America,” said Mike Jensen owner/CEO of GPO. “We look forward to a long and prosperous partnership.”

Davidson’s, consumer website, GalleryofGuns.com proudly features the line of premium riflescopes, binoculars and rangefinders. The site will provide the information that they need on the GPO products along with competitive pricing and impeccable customer service.

Federal Podcast Features Special Agent Bill Gray

Hear about a life-and-death encounter from an officer who survived one, as Federal shares the microphone with Special Agent Bill Gray, a former Wisconsin county investigator who used HST to defend himself during an attack that left 14 stab wounds in his face, neck and hands. 

Gray was called to assist in locating a runaway girl when a series of events led to the vicious attack and eventual death of the suspect.

The episode with Gray can be heard here: https://www.federalpremium.com/podcast.html

“It was such an honor to hear his story in person,” said Jason Vanderbrink, President of Federal Ammunition. “Bill Gray details a harrowing experience that verifies why every American should be proud of the job law enforcement does each and every day for our communities.”

Gray was awarded the Law Enforcement Purple Heart — an honor given to officers wounded in the line of duty.

Tactical Solutions Adds Bangers as Distribution Partner

Tactical Solutions (TacSol) has added Bangers as a new distributing partner. Bangers has serviced the sporting goods industry nationwide for more than 30 years.

“Our product line is a perfect fit for a quality distributor like Bangers” said Mike Corkish, TacSol Director of Sales. “Bangers is well known throughout the country and we are excited to bring them on board”.

TacSol has been a leader in innovative .22LR offerings for nearly two decades.

Legacy Sports International Adds RSR Group

Legacy Sports International has added RSR Group, Inc. to its distribution network, which is now carrying the Howa 1500 Rifle lineup.

RSR will be stocking a variety of Howa models including the popular Hogue Gamepros, HS Precision, American Flag Chassis system, Mini Actions and new Carbon Fibers.

RSR Group provides its customers with the speed and convenience of ordering from regional branches in New York, Wisconsin, Nevada, Texas and Florida. Customers can call a nearby sales center and have their order shipped on the same day by the most inexpensive means.

TrueTimber Partners With Fisher Space Pen

TrueTimber has partnered with Fisher Space Pen, which will offer the 400TS Bullet Space Pen and the M4TS Cap-O-Matic Space Pen in the TrueTimber Strata pattern.

“We are very proud to announce this partnership and look forward to being a part of the Fisher Space Pen team,” said TrueTimber CEO Rusty Sellars. “Fisher makes extremely reliable pens that write in any condition you can throw at them. Just like these pens, our gear gives hunters and outdoorsmen and women the ability to perform in any weather and environment. You can now fill out those dirty wet tags with ease after a successful hunt and have a pen that looks great doing it.”

When closed, the 400TS Bullet Space Pen is the perfect size to carry in a wallet, pocket, purse, car glove box, organizer or toolbox. When opened it is a full-sized, evenly balance writing instrument. As with all Fisher Space Pens, it will write upside down, at any angle, under water, through grease, in extreme temperatures (-30 to +250 degrees F), on almost any surface, three times longer than the average pen, and in the gravity free vacuum of space.

The M4TS Cap-O-Matic Space Pen line utilizes cap activation to extend and retract the point, and each carries a gas pressurized PR style ink refill cartridge, which means that they feature all the unique capabilities that are synonymous with Fisher products. It will write upside down, at any angle, under water, through grease, in extreme temperatures (-30 to +250 degrees F), on almost any surface, three times longer than the average pen, and in the gravity free vacuum of space.

SCI Partners With Silencer Central

Safari Club International is excited to announce its partnership with Silencer Central, the only ATF-licensed silencer dealer with a unique digital/online business model allowing it to ship to customers in 42 states.

"We are happy to welcome Silencer Central to the SCI family," said Chip Hunnicutt, Director of Marketing and Communications for SCI. "Their commitment to hunter advocacy, education and conservation is reinforced through their partnership with SCI."

Silencer Central was founded in 2005 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with the goal of reaching the underserved hunting and sport shooting market by simplifying the silencer ownership process.

Silencer Central eliminates the confusion, paperwork and worry. Working with the ATF, the Silencer Central business model allows the company to digitally manage the entire purchasing process, including paying for the silencer in installments (optional), setting up a free NFA Gun Trust, transfer and ATF paperwork, Form 4473's, and finally – shipping it right to the customer's door.

"Partnering with the largest, international organization that supports hunting and wildlife management, is our way of demonstrating our serious commitment to the continued education of hunters and policy-makers in the value of using suppressed firearms when hunting," said Brandon Maddox, president of Silencer Central. "We are proud to bring our products and services to the SCI membership and look forward to a long and rewarding relationship."

SCI’s hunter-membership of over 50,000 like-minded and passionate preservers of our hunting traditions, raise millions of dollars for local conservation, and hunter and policy-maker education around the world. Alongside, their sister organization, the SCI Foundation, SCI also provides on-the-ground conservation and anti-poaching funding.

Legal Heat Launches 2020 Edition of Gun Law Guidebook

Legal Heat, the nation's largest firearms training firm, has released the 2020 edition of its "50 State Guide to Firearm Laws and Regulations."

Legal Heat’s guide is an authoritative reference on concealed carry and transport laws with concise synopses, including legal citations. Written and edited by attorneys and firearms instructors, the information is conveyed in plain English. This redesigned, full-color book is formatted to be easy to read to get an overview of the various state and national gun laws, serving as a quick reference guide for travelers.

With more than 20,000 gun laws nationwide for concealed carry permit holders to contend with, Legal Heat's 50 State Guide will keep readers fully informed and current on the gun laws they need to know.

Each state has its own page containing the following essential information: ratings, prohibited areas, reciprocity, self defense and firearm laws, and special notes.

In addition to all of the above, Legal Heat also contains sections dedicated to essential information such as, how to handle airports, police encounters, purchasing/selling a firearm, U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers property, National Parks And Monuments, transporting a firearm in your vehicle between states, BLM land, Indian Reservations, AMTRAK, Castle Doctrine, May Issue vs. Shall Issue states, contact information for states attorneys general, and more. 

The 2020 50 State Guide to Firearms Laws and Regulations book has an MSRP of $20 and is available through Sportsmans Warehouse, the National Rifle Association and on the Legal Heat website.


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