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Grand Island, NE.,- Hornady Manufacturing, a world leader in bullet, ammunition, and reloading tools has been awarded the Spirit of the Georgia Tactical Officers Association Award.

This award honors an individual, corporation or organization whose work epitomizes the ultimate vision of the GTOA – to save lives. Consideration is given to those who have long-term commitment to promote officer safety, collegiality, sound tactics and professionalism.

"Hornady has supported the GTOA monetarily, with equipment and through facilitation of events crucial to our membership" said Candyss Bryant, Principal of Candyss and Associates. "Without help, the GTOA is not able to provide nearly as much training for officers in Georgia and surrounding states, Hornady is a great company with strong values and is truly willing to put their customers first" Bryant added.

The Georgia Tactical Officers Association exists to provide assistance to officers and agencies, within the state of Georgia, in the area of tactical operations research, development, and training. The GTOA's goal is to research and develop innovative techniques and methods of operation related to tactical operations, and provide assistance in the development of training programs.

By providing tactically significant information to special operations units and individuals the GTOA hopes to aid the tactical community, and better prepare these individuals for the threats they may someday face.

Founded in 1949, Hornady Manufacturing Company is a family owned business headquartered in Grand Island, Nebraska. Proudly manufacturing products that are made in the USA, Hornady Manufacturing is a world leader in bullet, ammunition, reloading tool and accessory design and manufacturer.

For further information regarding Hornady products, visit the company web site at http://hornady.com. Media members interested in any Hornady products for editorial review should contact Neal Emery at nemery@hornady.com.

Image: Left, Scott Javins, Law Enforcement & Military Product Manager, Right: Steve Catlett, International & Law Enforcement/Military Sales Manager

Contact: Neal Emery
Hornady Manufacturing

The Bushnell Elite Tactical Sniper Challenge presented by Beretta

As the match director of the Bushnell Elite Tactical Sniper Challenge presented by Beretta USA, I would like to personally invite you and other personnel from your unit to the most realistic sniper match in the country.

WHAT: The Bushnell Elite Tactical Sniper Challenge presented by Beretta USA is a 3-day ruck-style sniper match that will test the fitness, marksmanship, and determination of 2-man sniper teams in 3 different divisions. A team of carefully selected Subject Matter Experts have lent their experience and expertise to build a sniper match that is unparalleled. The SMEs are comprised of warfighters, LEOs, and competitive marksmen from elite military units and law enforcement agencies from around the country. Represented are: 3rd, 5th, and
7th Special Forces Groups of the US Army, JSOC, MARSOC, Force Recon Marines, FBI, CIA, Durham NC SWAT, and Minneapolis SWAT.

WHERE: The match will take place on 2000 wooded acres in the rolling hills of upstate South Carolina. The Clinton House Plantation near Clinton, SC will host the match. Clinton House is a world class hunting and shooting facility and frequently home to National Level Sporting Clays and 3Gun events. Full banquet facilities, a lodge, and onsite competitor housing are just a few of the amenities that The Clinton House Plantation has to offer.

WHEN: Friday, February 16th through the Sunday, February18th, 2018

The match is also on Facebookat.....https://www.facebook.com/BushnellEliteTacticalSniperChallenge/ 

Joe Burdick
910-730- 8033

AARDVARK and High Speed Gear, Inc Announce Technology Partnership and Addition Of HSGI TACO Pouches To Project 7

La Verne, CA – AARDVARK today announced a technology partnership with High Speed Gear Inc. (HSGI) to incorporate HSGI’s revolutionary TACO specifically for Project 7 will be available effective immediately for incorporation with Project 7 armor.  pouches into Project 7.  A curated selection of HSGI pouches ®

“Featuring groundbreaking and patented technology, HSGI’s TACO by storm” said AARDVARK’s CEO Jon Becker. “The TACO because they represent the best our industry has to offer.  Not only do they feature a unique design, they are intensely focused on increasing the capability, operational effectiveness, and safety of the operator.”  pouches have taken the tactical market  pouches and HSGI are a perfect fit for Project 7 ® ®

HSGI’s Vice President of Sales and Operations, Bill Babboni stated, “We are extremely pleased to partner with AARDVARK and become a part of Project 7. Project 7 represents the state of the art in tactical armor and is a perfect platform for our load bearing pouches and technologies. We are looking forward to our pouches being incorporated into Project 7 and to developing new solutions for our nation’s tactical operators through this new partnership.”

More details, as well as the entire list of HSGI pouches available through Project 7 can be found at www.project7armor.com. 

Aardvark Expands Project 7

For IMMEDIATE Release La Verne, CA – AARDVARK is pleased to announce the expansion of Project 7 to include a new ballistic battle belt, an integrated helmet system, and an increase in technology partners including several more of the industry’s top tactical companies.  

Effective immediately Project 7 is expanding to include the following new products:  

Ballistic Battle Belt (B3X) – Featuring a revolutionary and patented BOA controlled articulating design by Safariland, the B3X is the most comfortable load bearing belt on the market.  In addition to Blue Force Gear Ultracomp load bearing MOLLE surfaces, the B3X features a concealed duty belt for holster mounting and Cobra buckle closure.  Perhaps most importantly, the B3X adds several square feet of Protech ballistic coverage. Integrating seamlessly with the Project 7 Scalable Entry Vest (SEV), the B3X increases ballistic coverage while making load bearing more comfortable. The B3X is available in 7 color combinations, three ballistic packages, and 4 different sizes.

Integrated Helmet System (IHS) - Representing the state of the art in tactical ballistic helmets, the IHS combines the technologies of Protech, Wilcox, OPS-Core, and Team Wendy into a lightweight tactical helmet system.  The IHS is available in 6 color combinations, 2 different weights, and two different sizes.

Asked about these expansions, AARDVARK’s CEO Jon Becker stated “Project 7 is all about working with the industry’s best manufacturers to bring the best technologies together into a single tactical armor platform.  Our goal with Project 7 is not just to make great armor, but to deliver a completely integrated and scalable platform for our nation’s tactical operators.”

All products are shown in the new Project 7 catalog released this week and will be available on www.project7armor.com immediately.

New GTOA Membership Eligibility

The Georgia Tactical Officers Association (GTOA) is now open to ALL of the following:

  • All Sworn Law Enforcement Officers
  • Medical personnel assigned to a tactical team or responsible for tactical medical training
  • Federal Law Enforcement Officers
  • Military Personnel

GTOA is not just for SWAT personnel or Tactical Teams.  We are focusing our Training Programs, Resources, and Annual Training Conference on building skills and sharing resources for all public safety persons interested in Tactics, Firearms, Crisis Negotiations, Tactical EMS, and Leadership.