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EOTECH-553-a65-BLK

After extensive testing of various optical sights, US Special Operations Command has standardized on the HWS as its 1x weapon optic for close quarter, urban combat zones. To meet the stringent requirements set and demanded by elite fighting forces, L-3 EOTech has developed the EOTECH 553 Holo Weapon Sight, 65 MOA Ring/1 MOA Dot Reticle, Black, NV Compatible, CR123 Battery (553.A65BLK), modeled after the ever popular, battle proven HWS design.

The SU-231/PEQ (Model 553) base consists of 2 ARMS throw levers and is only adaptable to rails that properly accept the ARMS design.

When used in Close Quarters Battle (CQB) environments, this revolutionary weapon optic delivers amazing speed and accuracy gains, uncompromising use of peripheral vision, leaves no muzzle-side optical signature and is packaged in a compact, durable unit. Now deployed with elite Special Forces and SWAT teams the world over, the HWS delivers vastly improved shooting performance for all levels of operators.

The versatility of this sight is remarkable, as it can be used in conjunction with a night vision monocular. This sight effectively produces an accurate and versatile night vision rifle scope. A special night vision setting allows the operator to immediately drop the brightness intensity of the holographic sight reticle to eliminate any “halo” effect and saturation of the night vision device. When the appropriate rail extension and quick release mechanisms are employed, this combination allows your weapon to go from broad daylight to no-light environments quickly, easily, and without losing zero.This model HWS comes with a standard reticle – 65 MOA ring with alignment ticks and a 1 MOA aiming dot. The large, open ring is the key to the lightning quick eye recognition and unmatched target acquisition speed. Alternately, the 1 MOA can be used for precision aiming at distances as far as 500 yards where it only covers 5″ of the target scene. The reticle demonstrates its versatility for a host of close quarter and long range engagement scenarios.

This is an extremely durable and reliable weapon sight. It is waterproof (66 feet submersion rating) and fogproof, with a repeatable 1 MOA after re-mounting. The window material is a 3/16″ thick shatterproof laminate with anti-glare and scratch resistant coatings, and the housing features a non-reflective black hard coat finish.

Engineered for small to medium caliber weapon platforms, the 553 is an excellent choice for use in CQB or urban battle environments. Because it is also accurate for longer range sighting, it should be noted that the Eotech holosight technology leaves no muzzle-side optical signature. Whatever your tactical needs are, you can rely on the EoTech 553.

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Have you ever noticed that something happens when we aren’t paying much attention to our surroundings?

ordinary men at range

Why is this?

Quite often it’s because in those few moments, we’ve chosen to behave differently and focus on something else.

We’ve chosen to let our guard down.

Now if we discover that we let our guard down when we aren’t in possession of our firearm or perceive ourselves to be in a safe situation, we have a bigger problem on our hands.

This attitude could be stated as, “If I don’t have my gun, what is the point of paying attention if I can’t defend myself?”

At this point, we have made the decision that situational awareness is only important if we have a gun.

But what about all those other times when we can’t carry concealed?  You probably aren’t going to bring a gun to a baseball game, after all. Are we to supposed to stop paying attention to our surroundings just because we don’t have our gun?

Are we really that helpless without it?

Not at all. Remaining safe while in public is all about keeping an eye on our surroundings. A weapon can be improvised from nearly anything, should the need arise. Even if we have nothing but our pajamas on, we can effectively avoid trouble and defend ourselves to a certain degree, if we must.

The secret is in seeing the threat coming.

Author Mark Walters details his experience traveling unarmed in a foreign country in a region that is far more dangerous than the US in his article “Adventures of an Ordinary Guy” on USConcealedcarry.com:

“As I was paying for my food and beverages at the counter of this Mexican ‘stop ‘n rob’ and as I turned to exit, I immediately ran into three individuals who were coming through the front door to my left. It was obvious by the way I was dressed and how I appeared, that I was certainly not a local resident. (Read more about situational awareness with or without a pistol here)

In his article, Mark also makes a point to mention the importance of blending in wherever you are. Wearing expensive clothes, watches, and jewelry can attract unwanted attention and start altercations where none would have occurred.

Firearms are simply tools that enhance our personal safety. They are not shortcuts or reasons to let our guard down. Guns or not, we should always make the effort to spot trouble before it arrives and do everything we can to avoid it.

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By Ammoland

Mike Waber Wins Buckeye Feeders Photo Contest with Images of Big 10-Point Buck

Buckeye Feeders

Birmingham, Al --(Ammoland.com)- One man’s experience of taking the buck of his lifetime was made all the sweeter when he won a TORQ Hi Performance Electric Vehicle as part of the Buckeye Feeders Photo Contest.

To win the contest, Mike Waber of Layfayette, Ind., submitted a game-camera image he had of a large 10-point buck with his Buckeye Feeder before hunting season and one of him and the deer after he shot it with his crossbow during hunting season.

“I spotted the buck three years …read more

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Virginia Citizens Defense League

By Philip Van Cleave

Virginia Citizens Defense League

Covington VA --(Ammoland.com)- The U.S. Supreme Court issued a bad ruling last week, basically saying that a conviction for any kind of battery, no matter how trivial, against a domestic partner is sufficient for a person to lose his or her firearms rights.

Hit the person with a pillow, push them, poke them, or spit on them – it’s bye-bye gun rights.

Stalin would be proud!

Currently there is no mechanism to get such a conviction set aside so that a person can get their gun rights back.

What we need …read more

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“Anti-Gun Senator Busted For Gun Trafficking”

Fairfax, VA – (Ammoland.com)- California State Senator Leland Yee, a leading gun-control activist, was arrested March 26 in an FBI sting and charged with conspiring to traffic in firearms and public corruption.

“This is heavy-duty international arms trafficking with organized crime figures,” says Civil Rights Attorney Chuck Michel.

“The laws that he was pushing pale in comparison to the laws that he was breaking.”

Tune in to www.NRANews.com/Ginny for more reports from Ginny Simone.

About: Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. …read more

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Quail Forever

Chapter will host banquet this spring to improve upland habitat.

Canyon County Forms First Quail Forever Chapter in Idaho

Quail Forever

Canyon County, Idaho --(Ammoland.com)- Residents in western Idaho recently formed the first-ever Quail Forever (QF) chapter in Idaho. Known as the Canyon County Quail Forever chapter, volunteers feel they can significantly improve populations of quail, pheasant, and other upland wildlife.

The Canyon County chapter plans to hold a banquet this spring to raise funds for their habitat mission.

The chapter is led by newly-elected president Patric Cudmore, who stated the chapter’s primary goal is to raise funds for …read more

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Nebraska’s Legislature Upholds Governor’s Veto of An Unjustified Attempt To Ban Mountain Lion Hunting

Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- This morning, sportsmen-friendly legislators upheld Governor Heineman’s veto of Nebraska L 671, and, in so doing, protected the future of successful science-based natural resource management, while also upholding the integrity of Nebraska’s state constitution.

While Nebraska L 671 would have done nothing to help the mountain lion population or any other species of wildlife in the state, it would have undermined the future of hunting and fishing in America’s heartland.

Nebraska L 671, introduced by Senator Ernie Chambers, sought to …read more

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POMA President Tom Opre may look silly in this wild-looking hat, but it was worth $400-plus in auction credits for the attendee who won the hat in a special raffle.

Professional Outdoor Media Association

Professional Outdoor Media Association

Knoxville, TN --(Ammoland.com)- The passion of the outdoor industry and POMA members for the organization’s mission is extraordinary – as evidenced by the substantial funds raised by the organization through its 2014 Annual Auctions and Raffles.

More than 70 outdoor industry companies and individuals donated to the Professional Outdoor Media Association’s annual fund-raising auction. The generosity of the …read more

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By Laura Burgess

The Stephen House SWAT Life Scholarship Covers Conference Fee and Hotel for Duration of Conference.

National Tactical Officers Association

Doylestown, PA (Ammoland.com) – The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) is pleased to announce that SWAT Life: Brothers for Adversity is offering funding for an individual scholarship to the 31st Annual Tactical Operations Conference & Trade Show, to be held September 21st – 26th, 2014 at the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center in Mobile, Alabama.

The scholarship is funded by the Stephen House SWAT Life Scholarship.

Conference scholarships cover an attendee’s registration fee and hotel for the entire conference …read more

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