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LMS Defense Inc. is Acquired by Josh Jackson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday February 20, 2017 Oroville, CA LMS Defense Inc. is Acquired by Josh Jackson John Chapman (Chappy), LMS Defense Inc’s Founder and Director of Training, announced today that long-time LMS Director of Operations, Josh Jackson, has acquired LMS Defense Inc. through a 100% stock purchase. “While melancholy to be selling LMS”, said Chappy “I am exceedingly confident in Josh’s ability to continue the mission he, Troy Price and I committed to when we started LMS Defense. For more than a decade, Josh and I have fought criminals together, taught cops, military members and armed citizens together, done business together, and been brothers through thick and thin; and I am excited for him and his team as they drive LMS into the next phase of its evolution”. “This acquisition will allow us to continue to guide the company in its current direction”, said Josh Jackson “While expanding our focus into new, non traditional market segments. We are excited to grow LMS’s capabilities and course offerings, while maintaining the high standards of instruction our students have come to expect over the last 10 years”. The purchase allows Chappy to sharpen his focus on his responsibilities as CEO of Raven

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Dressing for Winter – Gloves

By: Orvar Bäcklin “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing” -Swedish Proverb This is a follow-up to the cold weather primer I wrote. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend starting there. The idea here is to try and produce a series of articles detailing my experiences with how to best equip yourself for dealing with extended operations in sub-arctic or just really cold environments. This first piece will go over taking care of the most important tools you have – your hands. A typical glove setup for field ops for me consists of 3-4 different gloves. I'll have a lightly or non-insulated work glove, a thin wool liner, a heavier five finger glove and mittens. Your hands, much like your feet, sweat and freeze fairly simple. I try to eliminate as much glove-less time as I possibly can for that reason. Classic military or outdoors problems are handling metal objects such as your thermos, stove, weapon, radios etc, most requiring some form of dexterity to maneuver. By using a thin liner glove I can take of my heavier gloves while still maintaining a shield between my fingers and whatever metal surface I just have to touch,

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Equipment For Work In Cold Weather Environments – A Primer

By: Orvar Bäcklin With winter having finally arrived I’ve been seeing a trend of posts in the Facebook groups, primarily in P&S – Gear/Equipment about clothing and gear suitable for working in cold weather. With that in mind I had the idea of doing a series of posts discussing my experiences in how to deal working in winter environments. I’m not really a winter SME. I just happen to live in a place (Sweden) where winters are long and fairly cold and I have chosen a profession (military) that regularly forces me to work for extended periods of time in austere winter conditions. Also please keep in mind that English isn’t my first language, so bear with me if some of the wording seems weird. The winter environment Winter is defined as a periods of time with 24 hour average temperature below 0ºC/32ºF. Depending on your geographical location, the length of winter varies but one thing remains constant – winter provides increased stress for you as an individual and even more so for you as a leader. For the individual having to work in cold winter weather that stress is mainly about maintaining your body and physical readiness as well as

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Magpul and Gibbz Arms Settle Patent Infringement Lawsuit

December 14, 2016 — Magpul Industries Corp. announced today that has settled its patent infringement lawsuit against Gibbens Engineering Group, LLC, a/k/a Gibbz Arms, which was pending in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. Magpul’s initial complaint asserted that Gibbz Arms infringed three Magpul utility patents by selling the “Gibbz Arms Modular Attachment (GAMA) System.” Magpul’s amended complaint reasserted those utility patents and sought a preemptive declaration that Magpul’s M-LOK® system did not infringe any Gibbz Arms patents. Gibbz Arms’ answer to Magpul’s amended complaint asserted as a defense that the GAMA System did not infringe Magpul’s patents. The companies settled their dispute on confidential and mutually agreeable terms. Under the terms of the settlement, Gibbz Arms agreed to assign patent rights related to the dispute to Magpul. Adopters and licensees of Magpul’s M-LOK® system continue to have complete freedom to operate without interference, and M-LOK adoption will continue to be available via free license to interested parties. About Magpul Founded in 1999, Magpul was launched with the intent of developing innovative devices to aid in the manipulation of rifle magazines while reloading under stress. The company’s name comes from this original product called the

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Main Gun Coffee Company: First Sergeant Blend

Been sampling the Main Gun Coffee Company First Sergeant blend. I like it. It's a darker roast than the Belt Fed (I'd call it a medium roast, it's not a dark roast, but darker than the Belt Fed), with a light body, and mild cacao and red wine notes. Being a darker roast, you taste the fire more than the lighter roast, which gives it a hint of smokiness on the back end. Those are really just hints under the excellent coffee taste, which is pretty awesome. Many darker roast coffees can be a little too much for some folks, as they're either too dark (where you taste more of the roast, and it covers the natural flavors of the coffee), or they're heavy bodied which some folks find objectionable. The First Sergeant blend strikes a nice balance, just dark enough of a roast, with a light enough body to be a daily drinker. I tend to like my medium/darker roasted coffees with a little heavier body. If there was one thing I'd change about the blend, that would be it. Not a negative on the coffee, just a personal preference. That being said, the First Sergeant blend is the

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Milwaukee PD & S&W M&P Issue & Response

A P&S staff member received this memo which was directed to All District, Division and Bureaus of the Milwaukee Police Department from Assistant Chief Carianne Yerkes. "During the armorer cleaning of department duty pistols this in-service session, the Range Staff has identified an issue with the frames of some of the Smith & Wesson pistols. A small, approximately 1/8", crack in the polymer over molding on the right side of the pistol, to the rear of serial number plate, was noticed. The crack was only visible during a complete armorer breakdown. The crack is in a thin part of the polymer behind the serial plate. The internal stainless steel chassis runs through this area of the pistol and bears the stresses from the firing of a cartridge. The chassis is on both sides of the pistol and runs from the front locking block to the rear sear block of the pistol. Smith & Wesson was contacted regarding the issue and company engineers determined it will not affect the reliability and functioning of the pistol; the crack is in an aesthetic area on the frame. additionally, fully assembling the pistol supports the area. The range staff stress tested a pistol with

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P&S 8-Bit Roland Special Shirt By Magpul Available now!

If it is dangerous to go alone, what do you take? A. Master Sword B. Flute C. Boomerang D. P&S 8-bit Roland Special Shirt Choose option D because it is available now through AT Armor and Magpul! The Fine Cotton T-Shirt has been designed and engineered from the fiber to finished garment to be the softest, most comfortable, mid-weight T-Shirt available. Using 100% ring spun cotton and preshrunk, these T’s are constructed with a cut-n-sew pattern exclusive to Magpul. This method of construction features a side seam that controls twisting and torque and is finished off with our own rib collar and custom neck tape. FEATURES 100% Ring Spun Cotton Designed, Engineered, and Patterned by Magpul Side Seam Cut-N-Sew construction Printed in the USA #RolandSpecial #Magpul #PrimaryandSecondary #ATEi #ATArmor #WWLD #glock #surefire #trijicon #kkmprecision #ravenconcealment http://store.atarmor.com/product_p/ps-rospec-t.htm https://www.magpul.com/products/magpul-fine-cotton-ps-roland-special-t-shirt
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Hard work, Dedication, & Study Needed

Buying a gun is not the same as pulling the proverbial sword from the stone; it invokes nothing more than what it is; a device of varied quality and ease of use that uses a mechanical function to ignite a chemical reaction to propel a projectile. The control of that projectile and any that may follow it is not inherited, it isn’t learned through osmosis, nor can you borrow it from another. That control, often referred to as skill, is personally owned and maintained. Despite what the internet or your close circle of friends may tell you, your gear doesn’t mean a thing without proper software and no amount of shared Sheepdog memes and quotes from heroes past that you have memorized is going to change that. You may have memorized the Cooper color codes, or know OODA by memory, but perhaps your understanding of mindset is as day one as sitting facing the door. Outside your circle, the close collar of like-minded individuals you use as a safety blanket, the professionals that told you that you were wrong and showed you why are teaching, practicing, dissecting lessons, and learning. You may have showed one of them up with a

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A Pro-gun Primer on Anti-gun Debate, Part 3 of 3

By Aaron Moyer Welcome back to our three-part series on anti-gun debate, and thanks for sticking with me so far! In Part 1, we discussed the goals of this series and the misnomers of “gun violence” and “assault weapons.” In Part 2, we discussed gun and magazine bans and what people hoped to achieve with them. In Part 3, we’ll wrap up the series with concealed carry, other gun regulations that aren’t widespread bans, and the ultimate goal of gun control.   Argument 9: “Concealed carry is dangerous and leads to more crime.” Not true. Like, at all. Just as the US has seen dramatic decreases in violent crime and murder as gun ownership increased and the federal assault weapons ban passed, so too has our country seen that same decrease as concealed carry rights expanded. I won’t claim that the mass expansion of concealed carry is what led to the decrease, but I will claim that concealed carry definitely doesn’t lead to an increase in crime. In fact, there’s evidence *suggesting* that concealed carriers are safer than police, and definitely safer than the general American population. While data is sparse, what we do have (from Texas, one of the

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A Pro-gun Primer on Anti-gun Debate, Part 2 of 3

By Aaron Moyer And we’re back with Part 2 of our three-part series on anti-gun debate. In Part 1 , we discussed the goals of this series and the misnomers of “gun violence” and “assault weapons.” For Part 2, we’ll be focusing on gun and magazine bans, both abroad and at home, and their effectiveness, both actual and perceived. Let’s dive right in with every anti-gunner’s favorite gun control case studies: the UK and Australia! Argument 4: “Gun bans were successful in the UK and Australia.” I take issue with the narrative that Australia’s gun-ban was a success. Perhaps at eliminating or stymying civilian gun ownership, but not at reducing violence in Australian society. If you look at their murder rate, the gun ban didn’t have an effect for many years and the rate took a while to drop (over 1.7 homicides per 100k people from before the gun ban in 1995 to after in 2003). Even then, the year-over-year drop in the murder rate after 2003 was almost exactly the same as it was before the gun ban, mirroring the US’s year-over-year drop even as gun laws were loosened here at the same time. It really didn’t do anything that

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