Bootleg Inc Introduces New Products for 2018 at SHOT Show

Bootleg Incorporated is excited to announce the new additions to the 2018 product lists.

Bootleg Inc. started as a sister company to Primary Weapon Systems in 2015. Unlike the PWS long stroke piston design, Bootleg inc. focuses on the Direct Impingement (DI) systems and developing products that cater to the individual user. The main products over the pas years have been the introduction of PicMod™ technology and the Adjustable Suppressed Carrier. This year we are excited to announce changes to our product line to allow more versatility.

NEW!! Bootleg Inc. PicLok™Handguard
Bootleg Inc. is now offering our Handguards in a new PicLok™ design. The rails come integrated with the MLOK accessory attachments, but at the front of the rail they will contain both picatinny and MLok. This allows the end user to use multiple accessory attachments and allows you to be able to continue using your favorite attachment methods. The PicLok™ design will be available in 7”, 9.2”, 13.4”, and 15” lengths, and will continue to be mounted with Bravo Companies KMR Mounting Hardware.

NEW!! Bootleg Inc. Full Auto Rated Adjustable Bolt Carrier Group
Bootleg Inc. has also made changes to one of its flagship products. The Adjustable Bolt Carrier is getting a huge upgrade! The Adjustable Bolt Carrier is now Full Auto Rated, and we will be shipping this as a complete carrier group. No need to worry about purchasing a bolt completion kit, because the new carrier will ship 100% ready to rock. The carrier will also have forward assist serrations for use with compatible upper receivers. The adjustable BCG will come with the standard 4 setting gas adjustment to tailor to your individual needs; so whether suppressed or unsuppressed this new upgraded carrier will fit perfectly into your collection.

If you have any questions you can visit Bootleg Inc. at, or contact bootleg by emailing If you would rather reach a person you can Call/Text 208-914-3300.

Fortis Mfg Introduces the LICENSE Lower Receiver

Fortis Manufacturing is pleased to announce our new lower receiver – utilizing the aesthetics and features found commonly in our accessories – embodies all that is Fortis. At Fortis, our aim is to provide “Operator” needed strength with exceptional design and aesthetics at an affordable price. Fortis Manufacturing, Inc. (FMI), utilizes only the highest quality materials available and machining that is second to none. We intentionally waited to release our lower receiver. When the masses were releasing products that all looked similar, we were busy designing, testing, evaluating and then repeating the process until we got it just right. Truth, liberty, & justice for all isn’t just our Pledge of Allegiance, but it’s our LICENSE and civic duty to uphold all that’s great about our country. The freedom to do so and the license of liberty. Introducing the Fortis License™ Lower Receiver. Made from 7075 T6 billet aluminum. We offer the things that you need and eliminated the fluff that you don’t. The License™ is the base and foundation for any great build so give us a try, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

One Piece Billet Design
Will be offered in both 6061/7075 as well as standard and ambi
Flared magwell with serrations for added grip
Military Specification Type III Hard Coat Anodized
Raised embossed logo on one side, raised F’N shield on the other
Markings for 45° safety lever
Oversized trigger guard
Receiver tension screw
Made in the USA!

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**Offered stand alone or as a Matched Set with our new redesigned upper receiver

**Photos are just renditions as we’ve already made some changes to the design. Will release March/April 2018, but will be offering an introductory price for the first batch. Click on the button to be notified.

The 5 Most Popular Martial Arts Disciplines

The history of martial arts stretches back thousands of years to ancient Egypt, where the first record of simulated fighting can be found. Since that time, many societies have practiced various forms of hand-to-hand combat, with Asia being particularly well known as a center for the martial arts most commonly practiced today.

Martial arts are used to develop self-defense techniques, confidence, and physical fitness and practitioners range from the very young to the young at heart. Here are the most popular forms practiced the world over.

1. Judo

Judo can be traced back to the 1880s in Japan. It’s a discipline that focuses not on brute strength, but on using an opponent’s weakness to advantage. The principles of Judo guide the practitioner to utilize efficient movements and to evade the blows from a larger opponent to throw them off balance.

Judo is based not on strikes, but on grappling and throws, making it a martial art that practitioners of all sizes and strengths find appealing. It’s a popular technique for self-defense and discipline and is taught to many youths looking for a style that deemphasizes aggression. Judo has gained so much popularity that it is now an official Olympic sport.

2. Jujitsu

Jujitsu, also from Japan, was the forerunner of judo and came about as a means to fight back against armed samurai during the feudal era. Since strikes against an armored opponent weren’t fruitful, jujitsu emphasized moves to neutralize even a heavily armed aggressor including pinning and throws.

Jujitsu roughly translates to “soft art” and is generally practiced without weapons, focusing on grappling instead. Some schools do teach the use of short weapons but grappling is the primary skill taught. Jujitsu emphasizes using an opponent’s force to the jujutsuka’s advantage instead of attempting overwhelm it with an even greater show of force.

3. Muay Thai

Muay Thai, or Thai boxing, originated in the 18th century as a style of hand-to-hand combat during battles between the kingdoms of Burma and Siam. The famous fighter Nai Khanontom was taken captive during a battle and so impressed his Burmese captors with his fighting abilities that he was allowed to go free and return to Siam. His style of fighting became known as Burmese-Style boxing and then later Muay Thai.

It’s known as the “Art of Eight Limbs” and utilizes feet, elbows, knees, and shins for full-contact fighting, making use of nearly available points of contact. Focusing on strikes makes for a more aggressive style of fighting which has gained popularity around the world, with highly viewed matches. Muay Thai depends heavily on conditioning exercises such as cortical remodeling, in which fighters train by repeated striking the shin against a heavy bag to condition and harden the bone itself.

4. Capoeira

Capoeira is a very fluid style of fighting from Brazil, originating as a defense against colonial authorities that was so effective that it was outlawed at some points. Mixing elements of dance into the movements, capoeira has highly complex moves that can prove highly effective even against multiple opponents.

A move called the ginga is a cornerstone of the style, consisting of a continuous rocking motion, keeping the fighter constantly moving and the opponent unsure of the next move. Evasive movements make this a style that can be very nearly impossible to defend against, as the opponent is kept constantly guessing as to what the fighter will do next.

5. Karate

Dating back to the 1300s and with influences from China by way of Japan, karate is undoubtedly the most famous martial art and the most frequently referenced. Karate has been portrayed countless times in film and television, with its unique style having a strong visual appeal and drawing in fans from across the world.

Karate is less passive than other forms of martial arts, emphasizing striking first and gaining the advantage by being the first to take control of a match. While other martial arts place importance on defensive motions, karate’s strength comes from the ability to destabilize an opponent by throwing them off guard. Katas, or shapes, are sequences of movements that are taught to prepare for diverse scenarios and students strive over years of practice to perfect them.

Find the Martial Art That’s Right for You

If you’re interested in starting a martial art, consider what you’re looking to get out of it; are you interested in improving your strength and flexibility? Are you looking for a meditative way to relieve stress? Do you need more discipline and structure in your life?

Once you’ve decided on a specific martial art to pursue, you’ll want to stock up on the best martial arts supplies, find a local academy or dojo to sign up for classes, and start discovering the benefits of practicing martial arts.

Carl Turner is a personal trainer and freelance lifestyle writer from Los Angeles, California. With over 10 years of experience, he has trained many clients and has helped them to reach their personal fitness goals. During his free time, he enjoys kayaking, hiking, and reading.

Kinetic Development Group Launches new RMR Sidelok mounts

KDG continues to build their proven lineup of Sidelok mounts, with two new offerings for the popular Trijicon RMR, and other similar miniature red dot sights using the same footprint for mounting. The new mounts offer the same 100% return to zero capability of the other mounts, with tool-less mounting and instant self locking via the patented Sidelok system. To learn more about the RMR and other KDG Sidelok mounts, check out their website our stop by booth #3166 at SHOT SHOW next week.

RMR Absolute Cowitness Sidelok Mount

The KDG RMR Sidelok mount allows for the popular Trijicon RMR optic, and other brands that share the same mounting base to benefit from KDG Sidelok Technology! The lightweight, 3.4 oz mount pairs with all models of RMR to carry an overall weight of 4.4 oz assembled. Made from high strength 6061 aluminum, the Sidelok mount allows for instant attachment or detachment of the optic to the firearm. This is facilitated with no tools or adjustments, can be accomplished with one hand even while wearing gloves, and with 100% repeatable return to zero! The RMR Sidelok is perfect for lightweight firearms and those that swap optics out for different shooting environments.

MSRP: 139.00

SIDELOK RMR Absolute Cowitness Mount – Black

RMR Low Profile Sidelok Mount

The KDG RMR Low Profile Sidelok mount allows for the popular Trijicon RMR optic, and other brands that share the same mounting base to benefit from KDG Sidelok Technology! The lightweight, 2.4 oz mount pairs with all models of RMR to carry an overall weight of 3.4 oz assembled. Made from high strength billet 6061 aluminum, the Sidelok mount allows for instant attachment or detachment of the optic to the firearm. This is facilitated with no tools or adjustments, can be accomplished with one hand even while wearing gloves, and with 100% repeatable return to zero! The RMR Low Profile Sidelok mount is perfect for lightweight firearms and those that swap optics out for different shooting environments. This mount does not offer co-witness with any AR-15 style iron sights, but will provide a lower profile setup for those using the mount on shotguns, AK-47s, submachine guns, belt-fed weapon systems, etc.

MSRP: 109.00


Get the Best Guns and Gun Accessories for Your Outdoor Activities

As a sports hunter, bow hunter, or competition shooter, you need the best guns and the accessories in order to have an amazing experience. For your outdoor expeditions, you need the best guns to ensure that you successful hunt that game using guns that have precision. Your local gun shop should have knowledgeable staff that are willing to help you get exactly what you are looking for.

The range of products you need from a gun shop include the following:

Gun safes to ensure that your gun is under lock and key when you are not using it
* Ammunition to use when going out on a hunting expedition
* Used guns in case your hunting budget is not that high. A used gun does not mean that the function is poor. All you need to know is how to clean the gun and check that all parts are in working order. Choose a gun shop that allows you to test before buying these used guns.
* Hunting lights are essential in case you want to go on a hunting expedition at night.
* A quality battery for your vehicle ensures that you do not get stranded in the woods due to low battery.
* Rural supplies
* Solar panel and equipment in case you are going to an area where there is no electricity
* KORR lighting
* Optics for your distance hunting needs
* Accessories such as knives

At a gun shop such as The Barn, you are assured of getting quality materials for your hunting expedition.

By using a gun shop that has knowledgeable staff, you are guaranteed of getting the information you need in case you are new to hunting. Ensure that you ask the staff all the information you are not sure about with regards to hunting. Find out what material you require as a newbie to hunting. Also find out as much information as possible on where to pack your vehicle as you hunt, how to put up lighting where you decide to pitch your tent and how to use materials such as the jump starter in case your battery is low.

Get information from friends, family and work colleagues on where to find the best gun shop. There should be positive reviews from different clients. Visit the gun shop website prior to visiting the shop physically. Once you see what they have to offer, ensure you check whether that matches what they have at the physical shop.

You can also ensure that you check if the gun shop provides shipping for the gun and other accessories that you buy. For instance, you may need a particular gun or accessory that is not available in your local gun shop. If you know that you can find it in another town or state and do not have the time to travel there, ensure that you are in a position to get the material shipped to your location once you buy online. With the right gun shop, you outdoor hunting excursion will definitely be a success.

This guest article was written by Charlie B.