Sentry Products Group Acquires Hexmag

Virginia Beach, Va. (October 2017) – SENTRY Products Group, an industry leader in the Military, Law Enforcement and Outdoor equipment, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Hexmag™, innovators of AR-15/AR-10 magazines and accessories.

When Hexmag was founded, it introduced lightweight magazines for the AR-15/AR-10 platforms.

“We set out to make the most durable, versatile and aesthetic magazine on the market,” stated Aaron Schefter, founder of Hexmag. He continued, “With great acceptance and a strong end user following, the company rapidly expanded and SENTRY was the logical partner to continue the product development. When the SENTRY crew were executives at BLACKHAWK!®, they really loved and understood product development and manufacturing and that is what I want for the future of Hexmag’s products.”

Built in the USA and backed with a lifetime warranty, Hexmag’s products are manufactured using a proprietary fiber-reinforced polymer, PolyHex2, resulting in a lighter and more durable magazine. The patented hexagonal surface provides superior grip and ease of handling. Hexmag’s HexID Color Identification System allows end users to quickly personalize magazines to identify different ammunition calibers. Product line extensions include grips, rail covers and grip tape allowing end users to further customize their gear.

“We are proud to add Hexmag products to our company offerings; their innovative approach to product design and marketing fits well and extends our presence in the Military, Law Enforcement, Tactical and OEM markets,” said Terry Naughton, President of SENTRY Products Group. He continued, “This addition creates new US based jobs as manufacturing and distribution moves to SENTRY’s Boise, Idaho facility and core business functions move to the Virginia Beach, Virginia U.S.A. headquarters.”

“The acquisition of Hexmag fits perfectly with SENTRY’s short, medium and long-term vision of both organic growth, as well as growth through acquisition,” said Mike Noell, CEO of SENTRY. “Hexmag was an easy plugin to our accessories business and gives SENTRY additional product categories, sales channels, new distribution partners and an entrance into the high-tech injection molded product arena. We are now focused on operational excellence, great products and awesome service. Thank you for your trust and business, we look forward to serving you!”

If you are interested in becoming a Distributor, Dealer, OEM Customer, Manufacturers Rep or to request an appointment to preview our product line at the 2017 NASGW Expo and Annual Meeting (booth #601), please contact us at (877) 726-7328.

About SENTRY Products Group, LLC:
Headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia U.S.A. with distribution world-wide, SENTRY designs, manufactures and distributes products and equipment serving our Military, Law Enforcement, Tactical and Outdoor industry. SENTRY Brands include Hexmag™, Scopecoat™, Slideboot™, Sentry Solutions™ and SENTRY™ brands. Product categories are Bags, Belts, Packs, Cases, Firearm accessories, Cleaning and Lubrication solutions for guns and knives, Optic covers, Rifle and Pistol Magazines, Rifle and Pistol Covers.

Bravo Concealment Torsion Holster Review

Some information from the manufacturer:
The Iconic Inside the WaistBand (IWB) Drop Out of Sight (DOS) gun holster is now better than ever! Our breakthrough Torsion Technology integrates a 10 degree inward angle which allows the gun holster to conceal your handgun better than any competitor’s holsters. The integrated inward angle allows your handgun to ride closer to your body without any extra attachments or accessories.

The Torsion IWB concealed carry gun holster is a dedicated IWB kydex holster. Whether you run appendix or anywhere else around your waist line this handmade kydex concealment holster is tough and built to last. The Torsion is easy to wear with our standard double IWB belt clip configuration. If you want more comfort and flexibility in your EDC positions simply remove the shorter belt clip and utilize a single belt clip for on-the-fly adjustments to your kydex appendix carry holster.

Running the holster in the “single belt clip configuration” allows for the holster to go “Tuck-able” This means that you can tuck your shirt between your pants and the holster for a more formal style of concealment.

  • Even Deeper Concealment with NEW Torsion Technology
  • Integrated 10 degree inward cant for greater conceal-ability
  • Designed specifically for IWB concealed carry
  • Virtually drops out of sight and erases your weapon’s visual signature
  • Comfortable to wear
  • One of few IWB holsters offering retention
  • Holster adds minimal mass to weapon
  • Holster retains its shape for efficient one handed re holstering

My thoughts:
I had the privilege to test both the IWB Torsion Holster and the BCA OWB Holster.

Please note that the only downside that I observed was the fact that at present these are available in right hand models only. Southpaws are left out at present, but left hand models are on the horizon soon.

As tested, these holsters for a Glock 19 retail at $44.99, which I find to be a very reasonable price.

Fit and finish are impeccable.

It is obvious that the folks at Bravo Concealment worked a long time to get the comfort factor just right, as it is very comfortable for all day (17 hour wear) without issue.

Final thought:
I would have no reservations in recommending the BCA holsters to anyone needing a holster for their firearm. Not only are the products outstanding, the company is a pleasure to interact and work with.

Retroactive Criminalization

The proposed ban on bump stocks not only applies to a wide, vague range of firearm accessories, as Christian Britschgi noted this morning. It also criminalizes mere possession of those accessories, making owners subject to fines and up to five years in prison, even if they acquired the newly prohibited items before the ban was enacted.

In that respect the bill, introduced by Reps. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) and Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), differs from, say, the expired federal ban on so-called assault weapons, which did “not apply to the possession or transfer of any semiautomatic assault weapon otherwise lawfully possessed under Federal law on the date of the enactment of this subsection.” State “assault weapon” bans likewise allow continued possession of the targeted firearms, as long as owners register them with the government. Curbelo and Moulton’s bill, by contrast, says “this section and the amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to conduct engaged in after the 90-day period that begins with the date of the enactment of this Act.” That means continued possession after that point would be a federal felony.

Read the rest of the article: http://reason.com/blog/2017/10/11/bump-stock-ban-criminalizes-possession-o

Never Let A Good Crisis Go To Waste

House democrats have proposed bills in reaction to the Las Vegas murders:

  • HR.3962
    Banning online ammunition sales
  • H.R. 4025
    Requiring gun dealers to report the sale of two or more rifles to the same person in a five-day period
  • HR. 4052
    Banning magazines able to hold greater than 10 rounds

Chris over at Guns.com has the full details:

House Dems propose bills to stop online ammo sales, ban mags