Alien Gear Holsters’ Unique Swappable Shell System

by Editor 28. January 2015 11:43
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HAYDEN, Idaho – Alien Gear Holsters, one of the fastest growing holster manufacturers in the concealed carry industry is experiencing continued success with it’s inventive universal shell system and Free Shell Trades for Life Guarantee.

Alien Gear holster owners can choose from over 350 custom molded shells designed for most handguns, complete with holes pre-drilled and ready to attach to the holster base. Removing the screws and spacers on the base allows you to easily swap one shell for another. This simple process eliminates buying one holster for each pistol that you own. Instead, only one holster base is needed for multiple shells.

Alien Gear Holsters’ wide selection of molded shells are available for semi-automatic or revolver styles. The shells are made of durable, .093” boltaron material which offers enhanced impact resistance and reduces cracking or deformation in extreme temperatures. Each shell is molded to the bottom of the gun to protect the front sights from impact and to prevent the pistol from wearing a hole in your garments.

Each Alien Gear Holsters shell costs only $12.88 and is backed by a Free Shell Trades for Life Guarantee. If you ever decide to carry a different handgun, Alien Gear Holsters will trade your previous shell to match your new gun. You may make unlimited trades as long as you own your Alien Gear Holster.

Learn more about Alien Gear Holsters swappable shells at

Founded in 2013, Alien Gear Holsters manufactures premium, incredibly comfortable holsters for concealed carry. Alien Gear Holsters are the most comfortable, concealable holsters on the planet. Any planet. For more information about Alien Gear Holsters, visit


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Comp-Tac Victory Gear Top Holster Choice at IDPA Nationals Three Years Running

by Editor 12. January 2015 13:28
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HOUSTON, Texas – When it comes to a holster for use in competition or for carrying concealed Comp-Tac Victory Gear remains the top choice among IDPA members, according to the results of the equipment survey conducted by the International Defensive Pistol Association during their 2014 National Championship this past September. This is the third year in a row that Comp-Tac was named the number one holster brand in both categories.

The survey found that among the 38 holster brands used in the competition, almost half (43.70%) of the 341 respondents shot the match using a holster manufactured by Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading maker of holsters for the personal defense and competition market.

When it comes to the preferred choice in a concealed carry holster, Comp-Tac was once again the clear favorite among the 57 brands mentioned with 25.36% of respondents indicating they rely on Comp-Tac holsters for their CCW needs.

In addition to being named the number one brand of competition and concealed carry holster for the third year in a row, results from the 2014 IDPA National Championship equipment survey show that Comp-Tac continued to gain market share over its competitors with this influential group of top shooters.

“The competition market is one of the key parts of the Comp-Tac business. These shooters are instrumental in helping Comp-Tac make great holsters providing a constant source of feedback for improvements and innovations,” explained Gordon Carrell, General Manager and Comp-Tac Team member.

“To be voted the top holster brand in both competition and concealed carry segments at the Nationals is a huge honor and we are thankful to all the customers who help us make our products the best on the market.” 

The 2014 IDPA National Championship equipment survey was conducted among the 355 competitors with 341 indicating a competition holster preference and 209 indicating a concealed carry holster preference.

To see the Comp-Tac line of competition and concealed carry holsters during the upcoming SHOT Show, visit Comp-Tac on Monday, January 19 at the NSSF Media Day At The Range event or the Comp-Tac booth (#2051) Tuesday through Friday, January 20-23, of SHOT Show.

For more information on Comp-Tac’s support of the shooting sports, or on the full line of Comp-Tac Victory Gear holsters and accessories, visit You can also keep up with the latest news from Comp-Tac by liking Comp-Tac on Facebook at or following @CompTac on Twitter.

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Apex Tactical Specialties Begins 12 Days of Apexmas

by Editor 8. December 2014 08:45
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LOS OSOS, Calif. – It’s beginning to look a lot like Apexmas as Apex Tactical Specialties kicks off its 12 Days of Apexmas promotion with a special discount announced each day only on starting Monday, December 8 and running through Friday, December 19.

The 12 Days of Apexmas begins with the wildly popular Apex Polymer Armorer’s Block which is available now through December 19 for just $20.95 (regularly $29.95). Each day a new discount will be unveiled at in this online only promotion. The 12 Days of Apexmas will feature the following products:

December 9: Apex Polymer Action Enhancement Trigger for either the M&P or the SD/Sigma

December 10: Apex Duty/Carry Action Enhancement Trigger & Kit for the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield

December 11: Apex M&P Polymer or M&P Aluminum Forward Set Sear & Trigger Kit

December 12: Apex M&P Duty/Carry or M&P Competition Action Enhancement Kit

December 13: Apex 10-8 Performance M&P Base Pads 4-Pack

December 14: Apex M&P .45 Duty/Carry or M&P .45 Competition Action Enhancement Kit

December 15: Apex Failure Resistant Extractor for the Smith & Wesson M&P

December 16: Apex Fully Machined Sear for the Smith & Wesson M&P

December 17: Apex J-Frame Duty/Carry Spring Kit

December 18: Apex Evolution IV K/L-Frame or N-Frame Revolver Hammer Kit

December 19: Apex AR Rifle Round Compensator or Square Compensator

To take advantage of the 12 Days of Apexmas savings, simply visit each day of the promotion. Once a discount is posted it remains in place until midnight Pacific Time on Friday, December 19.

For more information on Apex parts and services, visit, like Apex Tactical on Facebook or follow @ApexTactical on Twitter. Instructional videos on the installation of Apex parts are available on Apex's YouTube channel.

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A Baker’s Dozen: Top Gift Ideas From Apex Tactical Specialties

by Editor 2. December 2014 08:45
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LOS OSOS, Calif. – Whether it’s for a Smith & Wesson M&P, Shield, SD or revolver, a Glock or an AR-15 type rifle, Apex Tactical Specialties offers up a Baker’s Dozen of great gift ideas for the shooter on your holiday gift list.

Choose the perfect gift for your favorite shooter from any of the following Apex products:

1 – M&P Forward Set Sear & Trigger Kit - Polymer, Aluminum or Flat-Faced (MSRP $129.95, $164.95 or $169.95)

2 – Apex 10-8 Performance M&P Base Pads (MSRP $34.95)

3 – SD Spring Kit (MSRP $20.95)

4 – Apex Polymer Armorer’s Block and Armorer’s Tray (MSRP $29.95 or $24.95)

5 – Apex J-Frame Duty/Carry Spring Kit (MSRP $25.95)

6 – Apex Shield Duty/Carry Action Enhancement Trigger Kit (MSRP $159.95)

7 – Apex Polymer SD Action Enhancement Trigger (MSRP $39.95)

8 – Apex M&P Duty/Carry Action Enhancement Kit (MSRP $92.95)

9 – Apex M&P Competition Action Enhancement Kit (MSRP $97.95)

10 – Apex Failure Resistant Extractor for the Gen 3 Glock or the Gen 4 Glock (MSRP $59.95)

11 – Apex Round or Square AR Compensator (MSRP $59.95 or $79.95)

12 – Apex Failure Resistant Extractor for the M&P (MSRP $45.95)

13 – Apex XP Revolver Firing Pin Kit or the Apex Competition Revolver Firing Pin Kit (MSRP $15.95)

To fill your holiday shopping list head over to the Apex online store or order from one of several Apex dealers including Brownells, G&R Tactical, MidwayUSA or Speed Shooter Specialties.

For more information on Apex parts and services, visit, like Apex Tactical on Facebook or follow @ApexTactical on Twitter. Instructional videos on the installation of Apex parts are available on Apex's YouTube channel.

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Apex Offers Free Shipping For Online Orders Nov. 26 Thru Dec. 1

by Editor 26. November 2014 07:45
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LOS OSOS, Calif. – Starting today, Wednesday, November 26, and running through Cyber Monday, December 1, Apex Tactical Specialties is offering free shipping on all orders from their online store at In addition, any order over $100 will receive a free Apex embroidered patch.

The free shipping discount is automatic and no special coupon code is needed during checkout.

Take advantage of Apex’s free shipping to stock up on holiday gifts for your favorite shooter. With a wide selection of drop-in components for the Smith & Wesson M&P, M&P Shield and SD model pistols, and select Smith & Wesson revolvers, parts from Apex Tactical Specialties are designed to improve performance making them ideal for the shooter seeking every tactical or competitive advantage.

Shop the Apex online store today through Monday, December 1, to take advantage of the free shipping offer.

For more information on Apex parts and services, visit, like Apex Tactical on Facebook or follow @ApexTactical on Twitter. Instructional videos on the installation of Apex parts are available on Apex's YouTube channel.

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Just In Time For Black Friday Sale, Comp-Tac Victory Gear Offers Blue Kydex

by Editor 26. November 2014 07:30
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HOUSTON, Texas – Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of concealed carry, general range use and competition holsters is offering 20% off all products starting Wednesday, November 26th , through Monday, December 1st, 2014. Customers can enter the code: THANKS-2020 during check out to receive the discount on all products including the brand new Kydex color: Blue.

“Everyone is having a sale this holiday season, but Comp-Tac wanted to do something special. This year, in addition to our Black Friday sale, we have also brought on a brand new Kydex color. Now you can get the best gear, during our biggest sale of the year, in the color of your choice,” commented Gordon Carrell, General Manager at Comp-Tac.

The Blue Kydex is available in all outside the waistband products offered by Comp-Tac including:

International Holster
Paddle Holster
Single Magazine Pouch
Single Magazine Pouch- Tek-Lok
Twin Magazine Pouch-Belt Clip
Twin Magazine Pouch- Paddle
Belt Feed
AR Magazine Pouch
AR Magazine Pouch Tek-Lok
Flashlight Holders
Pepper Spray Carriers

“Many firearm users prefer to accessorize their gear with different options and colors. Comp-Tac Victory Gear wants to give all customers the option to choose gear that compliments their unique and individual preferences. By expanding our Kydex colors we can help more people get gear made just for them,” explained Randi Rogers, sales and marketing manager for Comp-Tac.

The Blue Kydex compliments Comp-Tac’s already wide variety of color options including; black, pink, purple and red. All Kydex colors are the same price making it simple and easy for customers to order their favorite color.

For more information on the full line of Comp-Tac holsters and gear, visit, follow Comp-Tac on Facebook at, Twitter at @CompTac or visit our Blog.

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Apex Helping Brownells Give Thanks To Customers Today

by Editor 5. November 2014 06:30
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LOS OSOS, Calif. – Apex Tactical Specialties has donated some of their most popular items to be given away to customers today, Wednesday, November 5, during the Brownells “30 Days of Thanks.”

As part of the Brownells “30 Days of Thanks” promotion, an assortment of Apex products including the popular Armorer’s Block, the Shield Duty/Carry Action Enhancement Trigger & Kit, and the M&P Polymer Forward Set Sear & Trigger Kit will be given away throughout the day.

“I am a Brownells customer. Apex is a Brownells customer. Ever since getting my start in gunsmithing, Brownells has been part of my business and we are very proud to participate in the Brownells “30 Days of Thanks” as our way of saying thanks to Brownells for all they have done to support Apex Tactical Specialties,” said Randy Lee, president of Apex.

Throughout the entire month of November Brownells is giving thanks and celebrating its customers by giving away free gifts and prizes. Brownells will announce a new prize each day in November, along with the reason for thanks.

Customers must enter every day for a chance to win that day’s prize. They can enter by clicking “Like” on the Brownells Facebook page, then filling out the sweepstakes form. Customers without a Facebook membership may enter through the “30 Days of Thanks” page on the Brownells website.

Customers who don’t win a prize still qualify for special discounts on featured products.

New prizes will be announced daily at 9 AM (CST). Winners will be announced the following day at 12 PM (CST). Friday, Saturday and Sunday winners will be named at 12PM (CST) on Mondays. The celebration ends November 30, 2014.

For more information on Brownells, visit For more information on Apex parts and services, visit

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Federal Premium Signs Champion Shooter Julie Golob as Brand Ambassador

by Editor 31. October 2014 16:24
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Federal Premium® Ammunition is proud to announce it has partnered with champion shooter Julie Golob. The accomplished U.S. Army veteran will showcase Federal Premium as a sponsored shooter and serve as a brand ambassador.

“We’re excited and honored to welcome Julie to our team,” said Federal Premium Marketing Director Jason Nash. “Her background and accomplishments are impressive. She fits our brand perfectly and relates well to the next generation of shooters.”

Golob has won more than 120 championship titles in seven different action-shooting disciplines, making her one of the most accomplished professional shooters in the world. The mother of two most recently returned to the International Practical Shooting Confederation’s World Handgun Championships. This competition marked her fifth World Shoot. Golob was the top American finisher in the ladies production pistol division, despite the fact she took a significant amount of time off from training and competing to be with her six and 18-month old daughters. Golob placed third and also helped Team USA take home a bronze medal.

She is also the author of “SHOOT: Your Guide to Shooting and Competition.” The book serves as a valuable resource for current shooting-sports enthusiasts and is an excellent guide for newcomers.

Golob is also a proud veteran. She joined the U.S. Army’s Action Shooting Team in 1995, and was named its Female Athlete of the Year in 1999. Today, when she isn’t shooting competitively, she spends her time hunting and sharing recipes she has created using wild game.

“Julie loves to shoot and share her experiences in competition shooting, hunting and the outdoors,” Nash said. “She excels at encouraging others, especially women, to give these activities a try. We couldn’t be happier to have her on board to promote our products and the shooting sports.”

As part of the partnership, Golob will use Federal Premium ammunition in competition and on hunts. She will also wear the Federal Premium logo prominently on her competition shooting shirt and represent the brand in marketing materials.

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Cleaning Airguns Just Got Easier Thanks To Bore-whips From Swab-its

by Editor 28. October 2014 11:14
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Swab-its®, makers of the popular Bore-tips® and Gun-tips® firearms cleaning swabs, announces all new Bore-whips™, the lint-free and reusable foam swabs designed specifically for cleaning .17 air guns and firearms.

“As a long-time competitive shooter, I know the importance of maintaining your equipment for peak performance. Effectively cleaning air rifles has always been a challenge up until now. With new Bore-whips, shooters of all ages can easily and quickly clean their .17 caliber air rifles and pistols regardless of design,” said Michele Makucevich of Swab-its.

Bore-whips Features:

– Tight bore-fitting 360-degree cleaning surface
– One piece pull-through design
– Functions as an empty chamber indicator
– Lint-free
– Washable and reusable
– Available in packs of three
– Part # 42-0017
– MSRP $9.99

Bore-whips, along with Bore-tips and Gun-tips, provide gun owners with superior firearms cleaning versatility giving hunters, sportsmen, and gunsmiths the ability to protect and preserve their firearms like never before.

With Swab-its, you Clean It Like You Mean It.

For more information on Bore-whips and the complete line of Swab-its lint free, reusable gun cleaning swabs, visit

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Starline Brass Set To Appear On Fox Business Network

by Editor 23. October 2014 15:20
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Starline, America’s leading handgun brass manufacturer, is proud to announce it will be presented in an upcoming production of Manufacturing Marvels®, airing on The Fox Business Network® at approximately 8:30-8:44p.m. CST on Monday, October 27.

Produced by award winning producers Bob and Jerry May and narrated by nationally acclaimed voice talent John Criswell, the 2-minute Manufacturing Marvels® production spotlights Starline among American manufacturers in a multitude of industries, and is scheduled to air this week.

Marvel Production Group, LLC (MPG) visited the Starline manufacturing facility in Sedalia, MO on October 13, where they were immersed in the company’s production and manufacturing methods. While on-site, MPG saw the extensive series of steps each piece of Starline brass goes through before being shipped out. MPG also saw Starline’s custom tooling, which enables them to manufacture over 80 different cartridge cases to the highest quality standards.

“We were extremely excited when Manufacturing Marvels® approached us about featuring Starline on their production. We thought this would be an excellent opportunity to show the world how much attention and detail goes into making a piece of cartridge brass,” said Robert Hayden Jr., Vice President of Starline. “From raw material to finished product, our tooling and processes are one-of-a-kind. We’re proud to have our plant showcased on Manufacturing Marvels® on The Fox Business Network®.”

After its air date, the video will be featured on Starline’s YouTube Channel and There are already several videos on their website about handloading ammunition for beginning and expert reloaders, cleaning used brass, and informative videos about high performance cartridge cases.

Starline is a family owned business that prides itself on producing the highest quality brass cases available. For more than 30 years, Starline’s unique manufacturing process and commitment to their team of employees has distinguished Starline from the competition.

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