Hit the Heat: Thermal Targets from IR.Tools

IR.Tools, a leading provider of infrared (IR) protection for the military and law enforcement, has released a new series of powered thermal targets. The company has been known for its IR products for over a decade and a half now. Tom Boyer, owner and lead engineer of IR.Tools, jumped at the opportunity to add powered targets to his suite of high contrast passive shooting targets.

Thermal target from IR.Tools

The new powered thermal (and lightweight) targets are heated with a proprietary Fabroc technology that is nearly indestructible. Constructed with a rubber-like material, it has no wires to short circuit from bullet penetration.  Powering up on a 12 or 24-volt battery, the integrity of each heat-efficient target purportedly remains intact for over 500 rounds, with a consistent thermal image and no flaring to disrupt training exercises. 

What makes this thermal shooting target so unique is reportedly its durability. In fact, according to the manufacturers, Fort Bragg, NC, has been shooting at the same Fabroc targets for 9-years.

“The unmatched number of shots it takes while maintaining a clear, realistic image to shoot is incredible.”  — Range Manger Fort Bragg

IR.Tools (@ir.tools) now aims to provide this stand-out IR target to the military, special forces, law enforcement, hunters, and recreational sportsmen alike.

powered thermal target

Not only are these powered thermal targets necessary for training, but they are easy to use. Their longevity means they are cost-effective. Now you can have a safe powered thermal target that lasts during some of the more complex training options, such as shoot, no-shoot scenarios.

You can purchase the powered thermal shooting target, should you be so inclined, for an MSRP that ranges from $60.00 – $90.00 at INV PRO TECH Tools.

Current Draw at 12V = 1.15A
Power Consumption at 12V = 14W
5590 mAh Battery (12V Battery Life) = 13h
Current Draw at 24V = 2.3A
Power Consumption at 24V = 56W
5590 mAh Battery (24V Battery Life) = 3.25h


powered thermal target for thermal shooting (boar)

powered thermal target (coyote)

Rainier Arms Select Barrels ARE BACK!!

The Rainier Arms Select Barrels have always been one of the best Bang-For-Your-Buck barrels out there. They are all 1:8 twist, feature a 5-groove polygonal rifling and have a limited lifetime warranty. They’ll even give you a full refund if it doesn’t outshoot your similarly priced barrels.

Currently they have both the 14.5″ and 16″ barrels in-stock which are perfect for most AR build needs. They do offer a 10″ and 18″ version too but you’ll have to sign up for email notifications for when those are back in-stock. Best news of all … these barrels are just $170 and right now come with FREE SHIPPING. Snag one now while you can at www.RainierArms.com.


Rainier Arms President’s Day Freedom Sale

Rainier Arms has a huge President’s Day Freedom Sale going on right now. Basically a ton of AR Rifles and AR Pistols that are heavily discounted.


If you’re looking for my recommendation, check out the Brace Built guns. They come packed with some really nice features but are not over done and are a great value. This MC5 5.56 rifle with an MLOK Handguard, Nitride BCG and Magpul furniture is on sale for just $699.99 which is hard to beat unless you go with a super basic gun.


Introducing the Centurion Arms C4 M-LOK® Rail

Centurion Arms LLC is happy to announce the C4 M-LOK® Rail.

The M-LOK® C4 rail system is based off the patented quad rail version. It is a lightweight, rugged, 2-piece free float rail that when installed gives the uppers a continuous 12 o’clock rail and M-LOK® slots for the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions. The C4 system is the lightest and most rigid rail that clamps to a standard barrel nut on all AR15, M4, and M16 type weapons systems. This design allows the installation of the rail on an upper assembly without removing the front sight post or permanently attached muzzle devices.

– Material: 6061 T6 Aluminum
– Finish: Type 3 hard coat anodized
– Rails: 1913 spec rail
– Fasteners: Grade 8 bolts, phosphate finished
– QD sling swivels front and rear on both sides


  • C4 M-LOK Rail (Carbine Cut) – $280.00
    • (Intro Price $238.00) Pre-Order, Shipping by Mid-March
  • C4 M-LOK Rail (12in) – $310.00
    • (Intro Price $263.50) Available NOW
  • C4 M-LOK Rail (Mid Cut) – $320.00
    • (Intro Price $272.00) Pre-Order, Shipping by Mid-March
  • C4 M-LOK Rail (12in FSP) – $350.00
    • (Intro Price $297.50) Pre-Order, Shipping by Mid-March


Wild Things Gear | Updated Overwhites

At the Wild Things booth during 2020 SHOT Show, we got to see some of the updates that they’ve made in the Overwhites line.

Zippered Pocket for Hood Storage

New updates to Wild Things Gear Overwhites white out snow camo.

For times when you don’t quite need to wear a hood but you don’t want it flapping around in the wind, the  Overwhite jacket collar now has a zippered pocket in the collar for storage. Also, they added some “Pit Zips” under the arms for better ventilation of body heat. Throw it on over your cammies, two-clasp overalls, or coffee shirt. Doesn’t matter. You’ll blend into a snowy background regardless.

The jacket features include:

  • Full front zip with storm flap.
  • Two front side pass-through pockets to access internal kit
  • Stowable, fully adjustable, helmet-compatible hood.
  • Adjustable, elasticized drawcord at waist

Ankle Zippers on Pants

New Anke zippers have been added to the pants in the Overwhites now camo line from Wild Things Gear.
Notice the 18-inch ankle zippers for easier donning and doffing.

The pants now include 18-inch ankle zippers to make them easier to put on or take off.

Other pant features include:

  • Stretch waistband, drawcord and 18″ ankle zippers for easy donning and doffing over boots.
  • Grommets at cuffs allow for tie-down under boots.
  • Two front-hand, pass-through pockets to access under layers
  • Rear back storage pocket
  • All zippers covered for added protection and to eliminate straight lines through your camo

New Helmet Cover

The new helmet cover allows snow camo coverage from head to toe and features a velcro closure.

New Cover for the Knuckle Roaster

Now, when you take your Knuckle Roaster along, you won’t have to worry about it being in contrast with the rest of your overwhite gear.

The new Knuckle Roaster cover in the Overwhites line from Wild Things Gear.
New cover for the popular Knuckle Roaster.

The Overwhite Knuckle Roaster Cover is a shell that provides consistent coverage.

Pack Covers in Three Sizes

With these overwhite gear pack covers, you can keep all your gear covered too.

The new Overwhites pack covers come in three sizes from Wild Things Gear.
The new Overwhites pack covers keep your gear covered.

Pack cover features include:

  • Pack Cover comes in three sizes: M (3000 in³), L (5000 in³), or XL (7000 in³) to fit most packs
  • Adjustable shock cord around the perimeter to ensure a snug, adaptable fit
  • Full center line zipper to allow full access to the pack
  • 4 grosgrain “Logan” loops on the hem to offer additional securing to pack
  • Bottom grommet drain hole

Check out more Wild Things Gear on their website: wildthingsgear.com.

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Maxim Defense Announces New Products at SHOT Show 2020

Maxim Defense Industries Announces the Release of their new MDX and MD:15 line of firearms and the launch of Maxim Defense Ammunition and “SBA” (Short Barrel Ammunition) at SHOT Show 2020 – Live Fire Demo’s at SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range (lane SR-42)

St Cloud, MN – Maxim Defense, the premiere manufacturer in PDW technologies, is unveiling its MDX and MD:15 line of firearms along with Maxim Defense Ammunition “SBA” (Short Barrel Ammunition) at SHOT Show 2020. Maxim Defense is located in Booths #1857 – Downstairs and Booths #30010 – Upstairs.

“We’ve been hard at work this year” said Maxim Defense VP Sales and Marketing, Dave Larson “The success of the PDX released at SHOT Show in 2019 fueled efforts to expand our firearm line and tackle ballistic issues in the short barrel weapon arena. It’s another year of new and groundbreaking product development at Maxim.”

Maxim Defense is a proud sponsor of the annual SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range (lane SR-42) and is offering live-fire demos of the MDX and MD:15 line of firearms and Maxim Defense Ammunition “SBA” (Short Barrel Ammunition) in .300 BLK, 5.56 NATO and 7.62×39.

MDX Weapon System
The MDX Weapon System was developed to fulfill the broad spectrum of needs by today’s military and law enforcement operations. The family consists of the PDX/MDX:505 (5.5″ barrel), the MDX:508 (8.5″ barrel), and the MDX:510 (10.3″ barrel).

The entire MDX Weapon System line in 5.56 NATO is part of Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment (AEWE) in 2020, sponsored by The Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCOE) at Ft. Benning. Maxim Defense has attended the live fire evaluation in November 2019 and is attending Force-on-Force experiments with the U.S. Army, U.K. Army, and the Australian Army January through March 2020.

PDX (MDX:505)
Born from the SOCOM PDW solicitation, the PDX is now shipping in .300BLK. Designed to handle the fierce demands of the SOF community and dominate in close quarter encounters the PDX is the ultimate choice for when concealment and personal defense are non-negotiable. The PDX in .300BLK is shipping with an MSRP of $2,295.00 

Upper Receivers and Upper Kits are also available and shipping.

Calibers: Now in 300BLK (also available in 5.56 NATO & 7.62×39)
Barrel Length: 5.5”
Colors: Black or Arid
Overall Length: 18.75”
Muzzle Device: Maxim Defense HATEBRAKE™ Muzzle Booster
Stock: Maxim Defense SCW™ stock system
Trigger: ALG Combat Trigger (ACT) Configuration: SCW Pistol Brace, SCW Stock

With the same heart and soul of the PDX, the MDX:508 features an 8.5″ barrel, ideal for when maximum concealment and compactness are essential, but not as critical. Every MDX:508 includes Maxim’s HATEBRAKE muzzle booster, 7-sided M-Slot compatible handguard, armorer level adjustable gas block and can be configured with a Maxim Gen6 CQB brace, Gen7 CQB stock, or SCW stock or brace. MSRP of $2,495.00

Individual Upper Receivers are also available.

Calibers: 300BLK, 5.56 NATO & 7.62×39
Barrel Length: 8.5”
Colors: Black or Arid
Overall Length: 21.5” – 23””
Muzzle Device: Maxim Defense HATEBRAKE™ Muzzle Booster
Trigger: ALG Combat Trigger (ACT) 
Configuration: SCW Stock, SCW Pistol Brace, CQB Stock or CQB Pistol Brace

Design originating from the PDX, the MDX-510 features a 10.3″ barrel, Maxim’s HATEBRAKE muzzle booster, 7-sided M-Slot compatible handguard, armorer level adjustable gas block and can be configured with a Maxim Gen6 CQB Brace, Gen7 CQB Stock, or SCW Stock or Brace. MSRP of $2,495.00

Individual Upper Receivers are also available.

Calibers: 300BLK, 5.56 NATO & 7.62×39
Barrel Length: 10.3”
Colors: Black or Arid
Overall Length: 23.5” – 25”
Muzzle Device: Maxim Defense HATEBRAKE Muzzle Booster
Stock: Maxim Defense SCW stock system
Trigger: ALG Combat Trigger (ACT) Configuration: SCW Stock, SCW Pistol Brace, CQB Stock or CQB Pistol Brace

The MD:15 is available in 8.5” or 10.3” barrel lengths and was developed for Law Enforcement Patrol Officers who need an affordable AR15 platform weapon but do not want to sacrifice reliability, accuracy, or features. Each MD:15 is equipped with the same internal operating components as the MDX including the Maxim HATEBRAKE muzzle booster, armorer level adjustable gas block and comes with the Maxim Slim-Line five-sided M-Slot handguard, and can be configured with a Maxim PDW Brace, Gen6 CQB Stock, or SCW stock or brace. MSRP of $1,495.00 and $1,695.00

Calibers: 300BLK, 5.56 NATO & 7.62×39
Barrel Lengths: 8.5’ or 10.3”
Colors: Black Only
Overall Length: 23.5” – 25”
Muzzle Device: Maxim Defense HATEBRAKE Muzzle Booster
Trigger: Mil-Spec Trigger 
Configuration: SCW Stock, SCW Pistol Brace, or PDW Pistol Brace

Maxim Defense Ammunition – SBA (Short Barrel Ammunition)
Maxim Defense is committed to developing the next-generation tools, equipment, and systems that exceed in the most extreme environments. Today’s short barrel weapons excel in close-quarter encounters but sometimes lack the velocities and terminal ballistics that longer barrels have. To address these concerns, Maxim Defense partnered with Fort Scott Munitions to optimize ammunition loads specifically for short barrel weapons.

By making these adjustments, as well as including their TUI® (Tumble Upon Impact™) technology, the Maxim Defense Ammunition ballistic wound cavities exceed the standards of both Expanding and Fragmenting projectiles. The TUI® design of the projectiles tumble all the way down to 500 fps. Maxim Defense SBA (Short Barrel Ammunition) is the ultimate choice for when close quarter battle and personal defense are non-negotiable. MSRP $27.94 – $36.95

Grain: 115gr and 190gr Subsonic
Bullet: SCS (Solid Copper Spun) 
Box Count: 20 cartridges
Case Count: 25 boxes

5.56 NATO
Grain: 55gr, 62gr, 70gr
Bullet: SCS (Solid Copper Spun) 
Box Count: 20 cartridges
Case Count: 25 boxes

Grain: 119gr
Bullet: SCS (Solid Copper Spun) 
Box Count: 20 cartridgesCase Count: 10 boxes

Come and meet Kris “Tanto” Paronto at SHOT Show 2020
Kris Paronto, former US Army Ranger, Benghazi Warrior, Co-Author of “13 Hours” the book used for the motion picture “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”, Author of USA Today Best Seller, “The Ranger Way” and “The Patriot’s Creed: Inspiration and Advice for Living a Heroic Life,” Owner of Battleline Tactical, and Founder of the 14th Hour Foundation will be meeting with visitors and fans with Maxim Defense during SHOT Show 2020.

Starting on Monday, January 20th, Kris will be at Maxim Defense’s dedicated Industry Day at the Range lane, SR-42, from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. 

Following the range day, Media and fans will also have the opportunity to meet with Kris between 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the Maxim booth #1857 (downstairs).

For more information on Kris, go to www.KrisTantoParonto.com. And visit www.maximdefense.com for all new products launching at SHOT Show 2020.

For Media interviews, please contact [email protected]

To learn more about Maxim Defense, please visit us at www.maximdefense.com.

About Maxim Defense:
Maxim Defense is a development company aiming to provide the Military and First Responders the next generation of tools and equipment to succeed in today’s most extreme environments. The company primarily engages in small arms manufacturing focusing R&D on producing better, lighter, and more reliable weapons and accessories. As an industrial-design-centered organization, Maxim seeks to improve and enhance existing weapons platforms alongside developing cutting-edge technologies for redefining the future. Maxim Defense is headquartered in St. Cloud, MN. To learn more, please visit www.maximdefense.com and follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter @maximdefense.

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FrogLube Kits have gone Tubular

FrogLube Kit line-up is All New for 2020

Packaging and utility now built in with new tubular kit packaging. Kits are now packaged in a 2-piece, durable high density plastic tube that will retain both your FrogLube cleaners and lubricants along with specific cleaning tool arrangements. The new packaging is now environmentally friendly because the plastic kit tube is now retained instead of disposed. If the kit is damaged and unserviceable, it is made from 100% recyclable ingredients.

The new tube kits form the backbone of FrogLube’s kit line-up, now featuring a Basic Gun Cleaning Kit, a Pistol Cleaning Kit “multi-cal” and a Universal Cleaning Kit. Each shares the following benefits;

  • Slim tube profile fits easily into gun bags and backpacks
  • Reusable package, 100% recyclable.
  • Tamper proof
  • Leak proof
  • Durable case
  • Refreshed labeling

Basic Kit. (p/n 15207) This kit has the 2-part cleaning and lubricating system. It comes with the standard 2-end cleaning brush and .5 oz spray bottles of FrogLube cleaning and degreasing solvent and Extreme gun lubricant.

Pistol Kit. (p/n 15257) This kit has been completely redesigned for 2020. The kit now comes with the 2-part cleaning and lubricating sprays for complete pistol care. It also comes with a 2-end brush, 5” brass rod with handle, 9mm, .38cal, 357cal, and .45 cal bronze brushes, 9mm and .38cal, 357cal, .45 cal swab its bore tips and a microfiber towel. This kit is the complete kit for field and bench use.

Universal Gun Cleaning and Lubricating Kit. (p/n 15200) This is an update and improvement of our original “FrogTube”. This is a versatile kit that has been the most popular selling kit in the FrogLube line-up. For 2020, we updated the look, added a pump spray bottle of FrogLube’s top selling Extreme lube and we added a syringe-type precision applicator with a 14g tip. This kit contains 1 oz of FrogLube’s cleaning solvent and 4 oz of FrogLube’s original solid lubricant paste.

FrogLube bag kits. FrogLube will also have two bag kits on display, one for rifle bore maintenance and one for knife maintenance at the shot show.

Shot Show 2020
Come see the new line – up at FrogLube’s booth, 20405
All new kits on special, buy and get deep discount along with shipping specials.

Dealers/Distributors: For lead times please contact us directly

FrogLube Products
251 SW Wilshire BLVD Ste 124
Burleson, Texas 76028
(855) 376-4582
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FrogLube’s Point of Purchase Display Featured at SHOT SHOW



* all 4 oz liquid products now with pump sprayer tops

* New dual product clamshell for entry level buyers

* FrogTube now upgraded into a Univer- sal Gun Cleaning and Lubrication Kit

The FrogLube POP Large is the one-stop solution for small to medium size retailers to DRAW ATTENTION to a full selection of FrogLube brands, cleaners, lubricants and gun care kits.

BOOTH: 20405