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Saturday Snapshot


The National Sentry Program resumed its posting of sentries at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on October 24, 2014.

Photo: MCpl Patrick Blanchard, Canadian Forces Combat Camera

Friday Foto


A Royal Canadian Mounted Police intervention team at a gate on Parliament hill in Ottawa Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial had been shot by a gunman and there had been reports of gunfire inside the halls of Parliament.

AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld

SilencerCo: Threaded Pistol Barrels

Silencer industry leader SilencerCo has launched a line of threaded aftermarket pistol barrels.

Threaded Pistol Barrel Silencerco

This step towards diversification is the first of several planned accessories expansions from the Utah-based company, who has garnered a loyal customer base by offering innovative products and best-in-the-business customer service. While rifle barrels can easily be threaded to accept a suppressor, most pistols require the purchase of a threaded aftermarket barrel to take advantage of the benefits a silencer can offer.

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NEW: Aimpoint Carbine Optic

Aimpoint has announced the introduction of a new sight designed specifically for modern sporting rifles.  Known as the Aimpoint Carbine Optic (ACO), the new sight expands upon the company’s already proven designs with a high-quality, entry-priced optic. 

Developed with the modern sporting rifle owner in mind, the ACO is ready to mount and shoot directly out of the box. A full suite of branded accessories, such as front and rear flip covers, an anti-reflection filter, and spare battery holders will also be available from dealers, and will allow users to customize the sight to fit their specific requirements.


The ACO pairs a 30mm aluminum alloy sight tube with an extremely rugged fixed height mount designed to provide absolute co-witness with AR-15 backup iron sights. A two minute of angle (2 MOA) red dot is utilized to allow maximum target acquisition speed and accuracy at all distances. The ACO is completely waterproof, and offers one year of constant-on use from a single 1/3N battery.

The Aimpoint Carbine Optic has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $393, and will be available from Aimpoint dealers in mid-to late October.  For more information on Aimpoint and the new ACO, visit the company’s website at:

UF PRO® introduces Delta cold weather garment system

Designed for unlimited movement and to keep you warm in freezing cold temperatures. 

We put several of UF PRO’s first generation cold weather garments through their paces last winter, and can vouch for their excellent performance, fantastic fit and ergonomics, and their handy and practical design features.


Now UF PRO® have expanded their range with the introduction of their new Delta Cold Weather Gear- a modular garment system that can be precisely adapted to physical activity and colder temperatures.

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