Panteao Gun Team Hosts Free Shooting Sports Clinic At IDPA Nationals

by Editor 5. September 2012 21:35
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COLUMBIA, S.C.The Panteao Gun Team will be hosting a free Shooting Sports Clinic during the IDPA Nationals on Sunday, September 23rd. The Clinic is open to all participants of the IDPA Nationals. The instructors for the Clinic will be Panteao Gun Team members Bob Vogel, Tom Yost, and "Super Dave" Harrington.
 
The Clinic is limited to 40 participants, so please RSVP as soon as possible to secure your spot. You can email Panteao Productions at info@panteaoproductions.com. The Clinic will start Sunday at 9:00AM and run till approximately Noon. Participants should bring score sheets from the match along with gear and ammo. 
 
In addition, Panteao Productions will be filming the Clinic for an upcoming video, so here is your chance to be in one of the Panteao videos!
 
About Panteao Productions:
Panteao Productions is a video production company that produces instructional videos from the top firearms instructors in the world. For more information about Panteao, visit www.PanteaoProductions.com. You can follow Panteao on Twitter and find us on Facebook.

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Brownells Launches Large Selection of High-Quality, Popular Reloading Supplies

by Editor 15. August 2012 10:35
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Brownells – The World's Largest Supplier of Firearms Accessories and Gunsmithing Tools™ - is excited to announce that it now offers an expansive line of reloading supplies from the most reputable brands on the market today – all backed by Brownells industry-exclusive, unconditional lifetime guarantee.

The new Brownells Reloading line features dies, presses and tools from RCBS, Lee Precision, Lyman, Redding, Sinclair International, and many more.  In addition to stocking a wide-array of equipment, the offerings also include components from major manufacturers including Hornady, Nosler, Sierra, Hodgdon, Remington, Winchester, and others.

"We are excited to launch our new reloading category," said Pete Brownell, President/CEO of Brownells. "Much like the addition of our ammunition line last year, the 'You asked, we listened' philosophy played a major part in our decision. We found that many of our customers enjoy reloading and find it to be a cost saver, so we're happy to provide them with the supplies they want."

As a part of the Brownells Reloading official launch, customers are encouraged to take advantage of a reloading-specific, limited-time offer that allows them to receive a $10 discount on orders totaling more than $99, a $20 discount on orders totaling more than $199, or a $30 discount on orders totaling more than $299. These offers are valid Thursday, August 16, 2012 through Monday, August 20, 2012.

Founded in 1939, Brownells is an Iowa-based, family-owned company that supplies more than 75,000 firearms parts, accessories, reloading components, gunsmithing tools, and ammunition to armorers, gunsmiths, and shooters worldwide. In addition to their industry leading 100% lifetime guarantee on EVERY product sold, their staff of veteran Gun Techs are available to assist customers with any need – free of charge. There are no minimum order sizes or fees. To place an order, or for more information, call 800-741-0015 or visit www.brownells.com.

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Comp-Tac Offers “Hand to Hand” Delivery at IDPA Nationals

by Editor 10. August 2012 07:30
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HOUSTON, Texas - Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of concealed carry and competition holsters, will be a vendor at the upcoming 2012 IDPA National Championship September 18th- 23rd in Oxford, N.C. Any customer who orders between now and August 31st will have the option of picking up their items at the competition.

For a customer to take advantage of the “Hand to Hand” delivery option they will need to make a note of “Picking up at IDPA Nationals” in their order comments. Orders will initially be charged shipping and handling, but the shipping cost will be refunded, in cash, on site when the order is picked up. If for some reason the order is not picked up by 12:00pm on Saturday September 22nd the order will be mailed to the customer after the event.

"Team Comp-Tac will be on site at the IDPA National Championships and we want to give our customers, especially our International customers, the chance to have their items hand delivered at the match. Order now and we will personally hand deliver our holsters to you, intact with our famous Smarties!” said Gregg Garrett, owner and President of Comp-Tac who will also be competing in the match.

Comp-Tac holsters were one of the most popular holsters used at the 2011 IDPA World Championships. In addition to the company’s already popular Competition Kit and Pro Competition Kit, Comp-Tac’s newest product, The International, a Drop /Offset holster will be available on site.

For any questions please contact Comp-Tac customer service at 281-209-3040. For more information on the full line of Comp-Tac holsters and gear, visit www.Comp-Tac.com, follow Comp-Tac on Facebook, or visit our Blog.

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Introducing The International, Comp-Tac’s New Drop/Offset Holster

by Editor 1. August 2012 18:53
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Comp-Tac Victory Gear announces their newest holster: The International. This outside the waistband holster combines a belt, paddle, and drop/offset holster all into one. The modular mounting system provides the versatility of different mounting options with the superior Kydex holster that Comp-Tac is known for.

Belt Mount: The Belt mount is the most popular holster among competition shooters, a secure holder that is designed with a curve to fit comfortably on the hip. The Belt Mount will accommodate either a 1.5 inch belt or a 1.75 inch belt.

Paddle Mount: The Paddle Mount is the answer to anyone who wears many different styles of pants. You no longer will have trouble feeding the holster around your belt loops. The paddle slips over the belt and inside the waistband for a comfortable, secure fit that is quick and easy to put on or take off. With vents in the paddle portion this is a cool and comfortable option.

The Drop-Offset: Comp-Tac has worked for years on the best way to fit each person’s shape and size. The drop offset is the answer. The Drop-Offset piece is specifically designed to help set the pistol away from the body and drop it to a lower position for a more comfortable draw. Designed with a cross brace to keep stable during the draw, the Drop-Offset is ideal for lady shooters whose waist and hip measurements can make proper holster fit a challenge.

The Holster: Made completely of Kydex, the holster portion of The International is the fastest material to draw from. Designed with 8 mounting holes the holster can be configured for a straight/speed draw, an FBI cant, or a cross draw rearward cant. Easily changeable, the holster is compatible with mounting systems offered by other holster manufacturers. The raised lettering on the front specifies the make and model your holster accommodates so you will never forget what gun it goes with.

The International is configured to the customer’s specification at time of order and any additional mounting components are packaged with the holster along with an Allen wrench. The International is available for 18 different gun makes; including GLOCK, Smith & Wesson M&P, 1911, Springfield XDM and CZ models. The mounting elements are black but the holster itself is available in three color options: black, red and digital camo. The International can be ordered online or is available in person from stocking Comp-Tac Dealers, and is available for right handed or left handed shooters for a factory direct price of $69.00 (for standard black color).

For more information on The International, and the full line of Comp-Tac holsters and gear, visit www.Comp-Tac.com. To follow the latest news about Team Comp-Tac, “Like” Comp-Tac on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CompTac, Twitter at @CompTac or visit our Blog.

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New Bob Vogel Video from Panteao

by Editor 2. July 2012 08:17
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Columbia, SC, June 30, 2012 – Here multi-World and National Champion shooter Robert Vogel shows you how to best approach and shoot a stage, or course of fire, in Practical shooting competition. Robert reviews the gear he uses in USPSA and IDPA as well as the targets for both sports and their respective scoring methods. Using both IDPA and USPSA rules as a guideline, Robert demonstrates match stages from the perspective of each sport. He also demonstrates the El Presidente drill, Mozambique drill, and One-and-One Drill. With the competition and membership numbers quickly growing in both of these shooting sports this video will give you an edge in getting to the next level and achieving your goals.

Panteao is accepting pre-orders for the DVD and expects it to be released in July.

About Panteao Productions
Panteao Productions is a video production company that produces instructional videos from the top firearms instructors in the world. For more information about Panteao, visit www.panteaoproductions.com.

You can follow @PanteaoVideos on Twitter and find us on Facebook.

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Comp-Tac Victory Gear Releases Full Complement of IWB Holsters for Walther PPQ

by Editor 11. June 2012 07:57
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HOUSTON, Texas - Comp-Tac Victory Gear LLC, a leading manufacturer of holsters for the concealed carry and competition market, announces the release of all their Inside the Waistband (IWB) holsters for the Walther PPQ.

Comp-Tac, whose beginnings were in holsters specifically for concealed carry, offers the largest variety of IWB holsters on the market. The IWB line up includes the MTAC, CTAC, Neutral Cant, Spartan, Gladiator, Infidel, Two O'clock as well as the IWB Concealment Pouch. All items are available online at www.Comp-Tac.com.

"Inside the waistband holsters are extremely popular with our customers. For those who want to carry in the most discrete way possible the IWB is the answer. Comp-Tac is committed to making the most comfortable concealed carry holsters, with the widest array of options possible. We are proud to add the Walther PPQ to our lineup," explained Comp-Tac Owner and President Gregg Garrett.

The Minotaur Tuckable Adjustable Cant (MTAC) holster is an IWB hybrid design combining the comfort of leather with the secure retention and fast draw of Kydex. The MTAC is available in either right or left side carry, can accommodate belt widths of 1.25, 1.5, and 1.75 inches and is offered with several color and mounting options. The MTAC has a factory direct price of $85.00.

The Concealable Tuckable Adjustable Cant (CTAC) holster is an outstanding IWB choice for warmer weather, offering an all Kydex body with leather mounting tabs for the flexible adjustable clips. The CTAC is available in both a right or left handed configuration, for belt widths of 1.25, 1.5, or 1.75 inches and several different clip style and color options. The CTAC has a factory direct price of $80.00.

The Minotaur Neutral (Appendix Carry) Cant holster is an IWB hybrid holster that offers all of the same features of the MTAC, but can be worn in an appendix carry position as well as being worn behind the hip. The Neutral Cant, is available in right and left-side carry with configuration options for belt widths of 1.25, 1.5, and 1.75 and various options in color and clip style. The Neutral Cant has a factory direct price of $85.00.

The Minotaur Spartan holster is a more economical alternative to the MTAC; the Minotaur Spartan employs a natural finish single piece leather backing that allows the Kydex body to be affixed directly to the leather backing. The Spartan is available in left and right side carry with all of the size, color, and style mounting clips that we offer for our Neutral Cant and MTAC holsters. The Spartan has a factory direct price of $69.00.

The Minotaur Gladiator holster is a close fitting Outside the Waistband hybrid holster. The Gladiator is composed of a leather back and a Kydex shell much like the MTAC, however, the Gladiator attaches to the belt outside the waistband with leather loops that can be adjusted to 1.25, 1.5, or 1.75 inches. The Gladiator holster is available either right or left side carry and in a variety of colors. The Gladiator holster has a factory direct price of $85.00.

The all Kydex Infidel holster offers the most versatility in mounting options with four different mounting systems to best fit the user's individual needs. The Infidel holster is also available in right or left handed configurations and belt widths of 1.25, 1.5, or 1.75 inches. The factory direct price for the Infidel ranges from $63.00 to $68.00 depending on the mounting option selected.

The Two O'Clock holster offers the all Kydex body of the Infidel and CTAC, but it gives the option for a Two O'Clock carry position by using a specialized offset clip. This clip attaches to the belt from inside the waistband. The Two O'Clock is available in left or right side carry configurations, with the mounting options of a standard Two O'Clock clip, or a Two O'Clock J-hook in the belt widths of 1.25, 1.50, and 1.75 inches. The Two O'Clock holster has a factory direct price of $60.00.

The Minotaur Concealment Pouch will also be available for the Walther PPQ. This Concealment Pouch allows for discreet IWB carry of a spare magazine. The Minotaur Concealment Pouch will be available in left and right handed configurations, choice of color and the customer's choice of mounting clip. The Concealment Pouch has a factory direct price of $38.50.

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

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Comp-Tac Releases Holsters for New M&P Shield

by Editor 27. April 2012 08:56
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HOUSTON, Texas. - Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters for the concealed carry and competition market, announced the pre sale of three new model holsters specifically designed for the new Smith & Wesson M&P Shield pistol chambered in 9mm. The holsters will go into production starting Friday April 24th.

Known for its versatile concealed carry holsters, Comp-Tac is one of the few manufacturers offering holsters for the new M&P Shield. The Comp-Tac MTAC, Infidel and CTAC model holsters are available for online ordering now at www.Comp-Tac.com.

"When we first got a look at the new M&P Shield a few weeks ago, we knew right away that it was going to be very popular. Our engineers got to work immediately on designing these three popular holster models to accommodate the Shield," explained Comp-Tac owner and President Gregg Garrett.

Compt-Tac MTAC Holster

The Minotaur Tuckable Adjustable Cant (MTAC) holster is an inside the waistband hybrid design combining the comfort of leather with the secure and quick draw of Kydex. The MTAC is available in right- or left-handed models, with belt widths of 1.25, 1.5 and 1.75 inches, and with either black or chestnut colored leather backing. Additional colors and style options are available for the holster's belt mounting clips. The MTAC has a factory direct price of $85.00.

The Concealable Tuckable Adjustable Cant (CTAC) model is an excellent choice for warmer climates offering an all Kydex body with leather mounting brackets for the flexible adjustable clips. The CTAC is available in either a right- or left-handed configuration for belt widths of 1.25, 1.5 and 1.75 inches and several different belt mounting clip color and style options. The CTAC has a factory direct price of $80.00.

The all Kydex Infidel holster offers the most versatility in mounting options with four different mounting systems to best fit the user's individual needs. The Infidel holster is also available in either a right- or left-handed configuration for belt widths of 1.25, 1.5 and 1.75 inches. The factory direct price for the Infidel ranges from $63.00 to $68.00 depending on the mounting option selected.

In addition to the MTAC, CTAC and Infidel holsters, Comp-Tac will expand their M&P Shield specific model offerings across the entire product line.

For more information on Team Comp-Tac and the full line of Comp-Tac holsters and gear, visit www.Comp-Tac.com or follow Comp-Tac on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CompTac.

About Comp-Tac:
Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters for the personal defense and competition market, was formed in 2001 with the intention of designing holsters of the highest quality. Currently, Comp-Tac offers over 30 products with 92,000 possible variations to accommodate each individual's lifestyle and needs. Thanks to the great support of their customers Comp-Tac continues to grow and refine their product line.

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Smith & Wesson Unveils New M&P Shield™

by Editor 12. April 2012 14:06
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S&W M&P Shield

Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced the introduction of the company’s new slim, concealable, lightweight, striker-fired polymer pistol with the unveiling of the M&P Shield™.  Available in 9mm and .40 S&W, the new M&P Shield features a slim design combined with the proven and trusted features found in the M&P Pistol Series. From the pistol’s easily concealed one-inch profile to its optimized 18-degree grip angle, the M&P Shield offers professional-grade features that provide simple operation and reliable performance.

“Throughout the industry, there has been a progressive demand for a reliable, accurate self defense firearm,” said Mario Pasantes, Smith & Wesson’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Global Professional Sales. “Whether used as a backup for police personnel, an undercover firearm for plain-clothes officers or a dependable carry gun for private citizens, the M&P Shield expertly fulfills the need. Built to professional standards and backed by Smith & Wesson’s reputation for innovation and quality control, the M&P Shield adds another high performance option to our company’s broad line of purpose built firearms.”

Chambered in 9mm and .40 S&W for proven stopping power, the M&P Shield features a high-strength polymer frame with a black, Melonite® coated stainless steel slide and barrel. Both models are standard with a 3.1-inch barrel, which contributes to an overall length of 6.1 inches and an unloaded weight of 19 ounces. For fast tracking and smooth target acquisition, the M&P Shield is standard with a 5.3-inch sight radius and has been enhanced with a short, consistent trigger pull measuring 6.5 pounds. Featuring a quick and audible reset made possible by the striker-fired action, the M&P Shield allows multiple rounds to be placed on target both consistently and accurately.

The accuracy of the pistol has been further refined with a white dot stainless steel front sight and a white two-dot stainless steel rear sight. The M&P Shield retains familiar operating features on the left side of the frame, including a simple takedown lever, flat profile slide stop, magazine release and thumb safety. The flush mounted safety allows users to carry the pistol comfortably and confidently. For improved firearm control, the M&P Shield is standard with a fixed textured backstrap and additional texturing at the forward portion of the grip. An extended trigger guard has also been added for operation of the pistol with or without gloves.

Internal features of the new M&P Shield mirror the standard M&P Series. Its stainless steel internal chassis reduces flex while providing a stable shooting platform and its low-bore axis helps maintain ease-of-use and a comfortable feel. Other familiar features include a passive trigger safety that prevents the pistol from firing if dropped and a sear release lever that eliminates the need to press the trigger in order to disassemble the firearm. A loaded chamber indicator is located on top of the slide.

The M&P Shield is shipped with both an extended and flat magazine offering users the ability to customize the length of the grip. The 9mm M&P Shield offers an 8+1 or 7+1 magazine capacity while the .40 S&W M&P Shield is standard with either a 7+1 or 6+1 magazine capacity. The M&P Shield will also be introduced in a California compliant model. Both the 9mm and .40 S&W M&P Shield have an MSRP of $449 and are available now.

As an added bonus, Smith & Wesson has worked with the industry’s top holster, laser and after-market sight manufacturers so that owners can personalize their M&P Shield with high quality accessories that are immediately available from various providers.

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