Boston, MA -( As part of an ongoing national effort to help prevent illegal "straw" purchases of firearms, the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are reminding the public in the Boston area that stiff penalties are in place for individuals convicted of such purchases.

West Point, MS -( Mossy Oak Capture Digital Productions, in association with Sportsmen Organized for Law Enforcement (SOLE), is proud to present the must-see story of Jack "Rusty" Stottlemire, retired Sergeant Major of the Army, on its Veterans Day edition of HONOR.

-( On Veterans Day, as America honors the sacrifices of all those who serve and have served, various restaurants across the country will salute our armed forces with free and discounted dishes. While offers vary by location, and identification is typically required, a special meal and major thanks await our nation's veterans at dozens of restaurant chains on Nov. 11. Check out this comprehensive roundup to find a promotion near you — and to all those who have served and your families, thank you.

Springfield, MA -( Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today the launch of two new Performance Center revolvers, the Model 686 and Model 686 Plus, to the company’s line of competition firearms. The new Model 686 and 686 Plus revolvers feature premium Performance Center enhancements for a competition-ready package, such as a speed release thumbpiece for quick reloads, interchangeable sights, and a Performance Center tuned action.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates -( At the second year of the World Police Games taking place in Abu Dhabi, a Czech policeman, Miroslav Zapletal, has achieved gold in the IPSC event. Amongst the 114 contestants from 30 countries, he managed to defeat György Batki from Hungary and Jorge Ballesteros from Spain, the current IPSC world champion in the Open Division. In the team event, Czech shooters Miroslav Zapletal, Radim Maděránek and František Bindík won silver, following the Spanish team’s gold, while the bronze medal went to the Austrians.

Czech Republic -( At the end of September, the Choltice chateau became the hosting place for the Hunter Field Target (HFT) Championships. More than 150 shooters from Poland, Great Britain, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic were able to show their skills on two lanes in the Open, Ladies, Junior, Recoiling and Veteran (over 60) categories, there was also a collective event for national teams comprising of six members each.

Tucson, AZ -( Safari Club International, the world’s largest organization for protecting hunters' rights and promoting wildlife conservation now offers Firearms Guide DVDs and Flash Drives in their web shop.

Israel -( FAB-Defense, a leader in tactical equipment and weapon accessories for military, law enforcement, Special Forces and SWAT teams, will exhibit a wide range of its recently introduced tactical solutions and weapon accessories at D&S 2017. Among the products to be highlighted are the 43-10 magazine floor-plate replacement for the Glock 43, the AR-Podium bi-pod support for the AR-15, the TSB tripod-mounted portable shooting bench, and the RTS Self-Healing Reactive Target system.

Horsham, PA -( Mission First Tactical, LLC (MFT™), a leader in USA-made rifle/carbine accessories, is proud to release its latest product, the TEKKO POLYMER AR15 CARBINE 7" DROP IN MLOK™ RAIL SYSTEM (TP15MRS).

Minneapolis, MN -( Viridian® Weapon Technologies has released a new REACTOR® laser sight designed exclusively for the Springfield Armory® XD-E™ 9mm compact pistol. Now available for purchase in green and red, the latest additions to Viridian’s REACTOR series include a bi-color battery indicator, multiple modes of operation, proprietary INSTANT-ON® technology and a microfiber, ambidextrous IWB holster.

Torrance, CA -( The Phenom series is Hi-Lux Optics first foray into precision long range rifle scopes. Specifically designed for the committed precision shooting, tactical and law enforcement communities, the Phenom 5-30X utilizes the CW-3 reticle.

Southport, CT -( The newest addition to the Ruger SP101® family is chambered in 9mm Luger featuring a 2.25" barrel and integral sights. This new configuration also boasts a cushioned, black rubber grip; patented transfer bar mechanism and a triple-locking cylinder.

Munich, Germany -( The ISSF Executive Committee met in Munich, Germany, yesterday, 6 November 2017. The Committee voted and approved several important agenda points related to championships reorganization, rules, stakeholders inclusion, gender equality and Tokyo 2020 Olympic quota places allocation.

Livermore, CA -( Wiley X®, Inc. has announced a program to help the victims of numerous wildfires that recently ravaged communities throughout the Napa Valley region.  On October 30 and October 31, 2017, the leading premium eyewear manufacturer will be donating 5% of all company sales to help the massive relief efforts taking place across this famous region of Northern California.