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Two-Way Connection Solutions For Today’s Outdoorsmen


aircommIn the hunting and outdoors world today more and more of us are venturing out farther off the beaten path in search of bigger challenges and hunts of a lifetime. Today, it’s no longer just a hunt–it’s an excursion. There was a time when a couple of Talk-About radios would suffice, but now as hunting has evolved there are more technology options available to hunters to support safety, provide location and stay connected. Hunting in the West has become a more populated activity. It has become more common to have hunting partners sitting on two different ridge tops miles apart. The good news is there are cost effective options to stay in communication and minimize your risk. Continue reading Two-Way Connection Solutions For Today’s Outdoorsmen

Global Rescue Extracts Members From Egypt

egypt-073113By the time the US State Department announced that all non-essential US citizens leave Egypt following the resignation of former President Muhammed Morsi, Global Rescue’s security personnel had been on the ground for nearly a week, advising its members and preparing evacuation routes.

During that time, protests coordinated by supporters and opponents of President Morsi led to massive rallies and violence that resulted in a number of deaths, including that of at least one American.

To support its clients, Global Rescue’s on-the-ground security specialists directed communication between members and their home organizations.  Global Rescue’s members–including a number of individual travelers, students participating in study abroad programs, and corporations–all received detailed security advice from our deployed operators.

Throughout this entire period, Global Rescue’s intelligence analysts provided its personnel with detailed reports on developments throughout the area, which were quickly shared with each of Global Rescue’s members in the region.  Global Rescue’s security advice included information on planned demonstration locations and actionable recommendations for traveler safety.

Faced with the possibility of continued instability, Global Rescue prepared evacuation resources and established unique rally points for each of its members and clients in the region.

On July 7, Global Rescue’s security personnel escorted approximately sixty members to a privately chartered aircraft and evacuated them to safety.

Important Thompson/Center Arms Safety Recall

Thompson/Center Arms has identified a condition that may cause the safety lever on certain ICON, VENTURE and DIMENSION rifles to bind, preventing the safety from becoming fully engaged.  In this situation, closing the bolt may move the safety to the fire position.  The rifle will not fire unless the trigger is pulled.  However, out of an abundance of caution, we are taking this action to recall the rifles so that the firearm can be inspected by our technicians to ensure that the safety lever functions as designed.

This recall applies to all ICON, VENTURE and DIMENSION rifles manufactured by Thompson/Center Arms prior to June 13, 2013.


Because the safety of our customers is our utmost concern, we ask that you stop using your rifle until we have an opportunity to inspect the safety lever to ensure its proper function.


To facilitate the inspection and repair, if necessary, of your rifle safety lever, please contact Thompson/Center’s customer service department to receive instructions and a pre-paid shipping label for the return of your rifle to Thompson/Center.  Thompson/Center will repair the rifle at no cost to you, and return it to you as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Additional information will be available shortly on our website at www.tcarms.com.  In the meantime, if you have any questions about this recall, please contact Thompson/Center at (800) 713-0355.

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Hearing Protection For Kids

Youth face potential hearing loss from a wide variety of sources, and now there’s a new product, the Pro Ears ReVO line of hearing protection ear muffs from Altus, that’s specifically designed for smaller heads and smaller ears.

Altus Brand’s EVP Charlie Ricci said, “Our children have been at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to quality hearing protection. Most “youth” hearing protection  is either very uncomfortable or more of a children’s toy.  With the hundreds of ways kids are exposed to hearing damaging noise levels, especially in the formative years, we at Pro Ears were determined to create a product kids would want to wear and that provided an adult level of protection.Revo 26 Youth Blue Rain Side View Our new ReVO line of passive hearing protection muffs are made to fit smaller heads comfortably, offer protection and with knock out graphics every kid will want to wear. ReVO Hearing Protection is a major advancement for all our children exposed to dangerous noise levels such as the shooting sports, rock concerts, auto racing and many other circumstances where high or constant noise levels can cause progressive hearing damage.”


  • NRR 26 Protection
  • Adult level of protection with smaller interior circumference ear seals for a better fit on smaller head and ears
  • Tighter, adjustable radius headband
  • Super-Sized ProForm leather ear cushions reduces potential gaps around smaller ears
  • Exciting graphics kids will love.
  • One Year Warranty
  • Made in the USA
  • MSRP $39.99

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