April 24th, 2017 by asjstaff

BLACKHAWK!’s commitment to quality, reliability and durability are reflected in every item it produces. That includes BLACKHAWK!’s new fall apparel line for 2017, which launches at the NRA Show on April 27 to 30. The line features eight new clothing styles, including shirts, pants and jackets— everything needed to feel comfortable and confident while performing at the highest level.

“We are excited about the extensions to the apparel line for Fall 2017 season,” said Jamie Lindberg, BLACKHAWK! Senior Manager of Apparel Merchandising. “We feel confident we have a comprehensive line that really aligns with our consumer expectations of performance and quality, as well as brings a modern design aesthetic to the market.”

The line includes a distinctive “perfect” shirt collection. The Purpose Shirt, Precision Shirt and Verity Shirt were all developed off of consumer insights on what makes a shirt perfect for concealed carry. The Purpose Shirt features Tac Flow 2.0 fabric, a lightweight, quick-dry fabric that is designed for continuous movement and breathability. The Precision Shirt includes a stain resistant coating to resist oil, water and stains, while the Verity Shirt features plaid fabric to reduce imprinting and breakaway snap plackets to allow for quick access. A new polo in the line called the Cool React Polo features a sweat activated technology on the interior of the fabric, which creates a cooling sensation keeping you both cool and dry.

In addition to these items, two jackets and a pair of pants will also be available. The garments are designed for operators and personnel who demand a reliable blend of function and security. The balance of the 2017 apparel line is designed to make every-day concealed carry more comfortable with well-designed features and innovative fabrics. Non-printing casual shirts and polos are designed for daily wear and to retain BLACKHAWK! functionality.

BLACKHAWK!’s steadfast dedication to quality traces back to the roots of the company, and the attention to detail shows in every stitch. That tradition continues with the 2017 apparel line. BLACKHAWK! apparel fights hard and wears easy.

BLACKHAWK!, a Vista Outdoor brand, is committed to providing the best class of tactical gear. For more information, visit www.blackhawk.com.

About Vista Outdoor
Vista Outdoor is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. The company operates in two segments, Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products, and has a portfolio of well-recognized brands that provides consumers with a wide range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products for individual outdoor recreational pursuits. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. Vista Outdoor is headquartered in Utah and has manufacturing operations and facilities in 13 U.S. States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico along with international customer service, sales and sourcing operations in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. For news and information visit www.vistaoutdoor.com or follow us on Twitter @VistaOutdoorInc and Facebook at www.facebook.com/vistaoutdoor.

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June 29th, 2016 by jhines

The AR platform is reliable, versatile, accurate and can be accessorized. Gotta love the AR, there are infinite amount of manufactures that caters to this market. You can trick out almost every section of your AR.

Here are 10 must-have AR accessories.

  1. Suppressors
    If you never shot with a suppressor, give it a shot (no pun intended).
    If your state allows for suppressor use and ownership, this is one accessory worth a serious look. Suppressor to look at are: Silencerco, Yankee Hill Machine
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  3. Grips
    Having a grip that feels comfortable can help improve your shooting and confidence. There is no shortage of great grips available and you can choose from an almost infinite array of styles.
    You can find grips from Bravo Company, MagPul, Ergo Grips and many others.
  4. Triggers
    Nowadays, its amazing you can buy custom triggers for the AR’s which is better than shooting the stock M4’s or M-16A1. Check out Timney and Rock River Arms.
  5. Raptor-Charging-Handle

  6. Charging Handles
    It’s amazing that you can install your own ambidextrous charging handle, back in the old military days, that was unheard of. Or, if you’re into competition, you can custom for those as well.
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  8. Optics
    Now with optics, there are tons to check out, but don’t be getting something for a sniper rifle. Because AR’s are not long range rifle used in hunting. One of the selling points of the AR platform is its ability to be highly accurate. To do that you need a great barrel, excellent trigger and an aiming system that can take advantage of those parts.
    The Trijicon ACOG has proven to be one of the most durable and preferred optics in the AR game.
  9. Ambidextrous Safety Selector
    If you’re a southpaw, you know this is a must have.
    Reaching around for the safety is more than a hassle, it’s a safety issue. Some ARs come with ambi safety setups. If yours doesn’t, adding one is simple.
  10. Stock
    You can’t own an AR without owning a custom stock. Well, you can. But why would you?
    The stock is what makes your rifle “yours.” It fits you, suits you and custom options abound.
    Blackhawk! offers a ton of options for custom stocks and installation is easy.
  11. Barrels
    Part of having a reliable and accurate AR is to have a good barrel, not the one that comes with when you first bought your AR, those are junk.
    Some of the benefits are: barrel can shave weight, improve performance and increase resale value.
    Daniel Defense has a full line of barrels that have proven popular with serious AR shooters.
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  13. Lights
    If your AR rigged for personal defense (and an AR does make for a great personal defense weapon), a tactical light is a great accessory.
    Advance design of the rail system on the AR platform makes mounting lights a breeze and there’s no shortage of companies offering top-notch tactical lights that are rugged and made to survive the recoil of a firearm.
  14. Receivers
    Owning an AR without changing uppers and lowers is sort of like owning a Ferrari and never driving it on the highway. Changing out the upper or lower receiver on an AR is a breeze due to it’s simple component replacement. Most receivers will work on any AR but buying an upper/lower pair from the same company will typically eliminate any issues in fit and finish.

Tell us about your favorite accessories on your AR below.

Source: Tony Hansen, Daniel Defense, Blackhawk, Troy Industries, Trijicon ACOG, Timney, Bravo Company, MagPul, Ergo Grips, SilencerCo

Photographs: Ar15.com, Raptor, SureFire

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