Choate Modular Stock

Choate Machine and Tool, a manufacturer and OEM supplier of rifle stocks, shotgun magazine extensions, and firearms accessories, is offering their Choate Modular Stock (C. Mod) chassis system. As a modular design, the C. Mod allows the user to change the forend or buttstock without removing the rifle action from the main chassis section after installation and/or bedding. This modularity provides adaptability for different shooting preferences without disturbing action-to-stock fit or needing to reconfirm zero after reconfiguring the set up.
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Secubit WeaponLogic

The WeaponLogic system from Secubit is an ecosystem of preventive maintenance and inventory management for large scale firearms management. Using an artificial intelligence-based system aimed at eliminating malfunctions in crucial situations, WeaponLogic is designed to improve mission success and personnel survivability.

WeaponLogic is a set of tools that gathers and analyses comprehensive weapon usage data. Data driven maintenance and smart weapon inventory management based on actual usage is gathered by constantly reviewing each weapon. The system provides optimization to 99% shot accuracy. This data provides immediate indications regarding weapon state and ammunition consumption. The system’s Smart Counter learns each specific weapon’s characteristics and provides analysis. The system’s Reader and Dashboard applications diagnose the data retrieved from each Smart Counter to create preemptive maintenance and ease inventory management. The system alerts the armorer which weapons require service and current supply status. The collected data is sorted and displayed in an easy to use interface with customization features.

WeaponLogic Smart Counter is a light-weight, simple to operate device, with an information storage capacity of up to one million shots, rapid data presentation, and a battery life with up to ten operation years. This information is transferred via RFID to the Reader and provides data on the weapon’s status within seconds. The Dashboard application provides data analysis and representation of each weapon’s condition and inventory management. It is compatible with Windows 7 and higher. Both the Reader and Dashboard applications provide usage data and analytics reflecting the weapon’s operational status for preventative and precise maintenance, along with inventory management features.

“WeaponLogic was developed to meet the needs of the forces in Latin America and the weapons in use in the region,” says Ruby Shasha, Secubit VP Marketing and Sales. “Secubit is looking forward to expand its cooperation in Latin America countries by providing a preemptive weapon maintenance system for enhanced cost-effective use of small arms.”

For more information about Secubit and WeaponLogic, visit Secubit-LTD.com or call 972-9-899-8125

Read more in the July 2019 issue.

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MasterPiece Arms

MasterPiece Arms was named the of the Official Chassis of the 2019 Precision Rifle Series season, marking the third consecutive year the company earned the distinction. MPA Chassis are machined from 6061 aluminum, have a V-bedding system, adjustable cheek piece and length of pull, a recoil pad adjustable for height and cant, Picatinny rails for optics and accessories, multiple QD sling swivel attachments, and built-in bubble level. MPA Chassis can be had for an ever-increasing list of barreled action, including Remington 700 Short and Long, Savage and Howa Short or Long Actions, Badger M2013, Mauser/Springfield, Surgeon, Stillers, and others. All are available in a variety of Cerakote finish and color options.

To give back to the shooters, MPA sponsors multiple PRS matches throughout the year, including the 2019 PRS Finale scheduled November 15-17, 2019. The Precision Rifle Series is a series of nearly 40 competitions throughout the United States with the largest being the GAP Grind having hosted over 400 competitors at the 2018 event. The Series tracks over 5,000 competitors competing in numerous Regional Series events consisting of local, one-day matches. PRS competition can be described as a blend of conventional and practical/action shooting. Rather than firing at static targets with concentric score rings from rulebook-prescribed positions, PRS shooting is done on steel targets of varying sizes and distances from varying positions and places of support, or lack thereof. The precision elements common to conventional competition are there as the targets usually subtend only a few minutes of angle and must be hit based on current environmental conditions. The action elements include ever-changing shoot scenarios and positions with elapsed times commonly used to break ties among competitors with an equal number of hits. Skilled shooters have described it as an ideal way to practice field marksmanship for designated marksmen and snipers.

“At MPA, we’ve made a commitment to the long-range shooting community and we are truly honored to once again be named the Official Sponsor of the PRS season. When you purchase one of our chassis, we never want you to regret that decision, and that is why all our chassis are backward compatible,” said Phil Cashin, owner of MPA. “We are out on the range, in the field, and at the matches with our customers, listening to their feedback and continue using it to produce a better product for them. We are committed to producing an innovative, quality-built chassis that every shooter can rely on.”

MSRP for the MPA Chassis ranges from $999-$1,150 depending on options. MasterPiece Arms uses high accuracy CNC machining, turning, laser cutting, and bending in its manufacturing process controlled by their ISO9002/TS16949 Registered Quality System. The company can be reached online at MasterPieceArms.com or 866/803-0000.

Read more in the June 2019 issue.

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#LetsGoShooting

#LetsGoShooting

Shooting ranges serve a critical role in the continued growth of gun ownership and shooting sports participation. The National Shooting Sports Foundation urges everyone to join us them this August for National Shooting Sports Month.

Here are some ways to get involved:
• Host an event or a series of events that are geared towards attracting different audiences.
• List your event(s) on the National Shooting Sports Month website.
• Help spread the word about the event(s) you’re planning by utilizing the resources within the promotional toolkit.
• Display the National Shooting Sports Month logo on your website, in your promotions and on social media.
• Encourage active customers/members to invite family and friends to go target shooting.

Visit ShootingSportsMonth.org to sign on today.

NSSF_NSSM

The promotional picture here is from a recent shotgun event, however, any type of shooting event is welcome. The NSSF provides a list of different actions that shooters and ranges can take leading up to and during August to celebrate the month. This year, they are looking to generate more than 2,000 events so anything you can do to help engage your shooting, range, and gunsmithing contacts to encourage their local ranges to get on board and head to the range this August would be great. Any event that can reach a broad audience of shooters, new and experienced, can lead to further First Shots events as well.

Everyone is encouraged to add events, promotions, and other shooting activities they have planned to the website. By doing so, the NSSF will out a promotional package consisting of shirts, hats, and other promotional materials to raise awareness around the month.

Visit ShootingSportsMonth.org to sign on today.

Read more in the May 2019 issue.

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Linda Harris Memorial Scholarship

George Harris, International Firearms Consultants founder, SIGARMS Academy co-founder, and former Army Reserve Marksmanship Team member, announced the official launch of the Linda Harris Memorial Scholarship administered by the United States Concealed Carry Association.
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Gun Law Fail

A study of firearm homicide and suicide rates in the 10 years after California simultaneously mandated comprehensive background checks (CBC) for nearly all firearm sales and a prohibition on gun purchase and possession via misdemeanors violence policies (MVP) for persons convicted of most violent misdemeanor crimes found no change in the rates of either cause of death from firearms through 2000.

California’s comprehensive background check and misdemeanor violence prohibition policies and firearm mortality
Annals of Epidemiology, October 2018

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1047279718306161#

Received 10 July 2018, Accepted 3 October 2018, Available online 11 October 2018
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Top Dog

Every one of your customers and repair jobs involves a firearm and you’re as likely as anyone to be asked for advice on their use. Unless you exclusively repair wall hangers, those firearms will be used. Skillful firearm marksmanship when it counts for something important—be it hunting, defense/tactical, or similar—will likely be done under conditions of varying degrees of stress. Scientific testing has proven formal competition is the only stressor that continues to work over time. Laboratory results reveal novice parachutists on their first day of jumping experience less stress by their third jump than a competitor with a decade of experience during a contest. This has important implications for gun owners that want or need to learn how to shoot well under stress.

Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman shows what it takes to win and reveals what’s truly in the heart of a champion. The joy of victory and the character-building agony of defeat. Testosterone and the neuroscience of mistakes. Why rivals motivate. How home field advantage gets you a raise. What teamwork really requires. It’s about baseball, marksmanship, the SAT, sales contests, and Linux. How before da Vinci and FedEx were innovators, first, they were great competitors.
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