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Sportsman Shooting Center Announces Grand Opening Date of September 21, 2013!

American Sportsman Shooting Center Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aimpoint Holding,  is pleased to announce the official grand opening date of September 21, 2013 for America's first indoor hunting shooting center - the Sportsman Shooting Center located in Grapevine, TX.

John Chapman Joins Laser Devices Inc. as Senior Global Support Specialist

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Laser Devices Inc. announces the hiring of John “Chappy” Chapman as Senior Global Support Specialist.

Chappy’s key responsibilities at Laser Devices include product training and field support for Military and Law Enforcement customers. In addition, he will be supporting sales and marketing efforts to the U.S. Military, Federal Government, and State and Local Law Enforcement agencies. John will also conduct live fire demonstrations both domestically and internationally.

AK47 Book:Soldier of Fortune; April 1987

WIMPIER AMMO FOR THE TROOPS?

“Green” Ammo Less Capable Than Good Old Lead
By Harold Hutchison

Troops still fighting in Afghanistan may be saddled with less-effective ammo – all in the name of protecting the environment. The round in question is the new 5.56mm round being issued, the M855, called the Enhanced Performance Round.

However, past reports have indicated that officials have known for years that the new rounds, which use copper instead of lead, have “not been providing the ‘stopping power’ the user would like at engagement ranges less than 150 yards.”

DRONE LANDS ON CARRIER

X-47B Passes New Test
By Harold Hutchison

A prototype unmanned combat air vehicle landed on the carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) on 10 July, marking the first time any UAV had trapped on a carrier. This development means that carriers could eventually operate drones as part of their air wings. The X-47B also carried out takeoffs from the carrier, following up on earlier successes with carrier takeoffs from USS Harry S Truman.

MORE MARINE MOBILITY

New Vehicle From Boeing
By Harold Hutchison

When you think Boeing, you tend to think aircraft like the B-52 or C-17 – or these days, helicopters like the CH-47 Chinook and AH-64. But Boeing’s got a new ground vehicle in the works that could help Marines a lot!

The new Phantom Badger looks like a miniature jeep. The real advantage is that this vehicle fits in a V-22, and can help move items like the M120 120mm mortar, TOW anti-tank missile launcher, and other weapons. It can also help move supplies, and is easily able to be converted to various roles.

Beretta's Statement on SB281

Martin O'Malley signed a sweeping anti-gun bill in Maryland. Beretta has issued its response to the bill-signing. Here at SOF, we salute Beretta for standing with law-abiding gun owners and wish them the best.

IMPROVED CARBINE GETTING THE CHOP?

The M4 May Soldier On
By Harold Hutchison

The Army is considering cancelling the Improved Carbine project – raising questions about what will be done with $300 million in the budget. The program had come under audit by the Pentagon’s Inspector General.

According to a report from Military.com, the House Committee on Government Oversight was told of the audit of the program, in which a number of gun companies, including Heckler & Koch, FNH-USA, Remington Defense, Adcor Defense Inc. and Colt Defense LLC, are competing to provide a carbine with more reliability than the current M4A1.

18D Med Lab Training - HOT ISSUE

We received this message about a threat that so-called "animal-rights" types may be posing to the training of medics, PJs, and other SOF medics. Please pass the word to all those you know, and urge your member of Congress to stand up for our SOF troops getting the training they need.

The Special Forces & SOF community 18D Medical Lab Training Course is in jeopardy and needs immediate feedback. Gentlemen, we are going to need an enormous amount of documentaries, professional statements and accounts of why Med Lab Training with animals on live tissue saves lives.