Copper Basin Announces Third Generation of its Takedown Firearm Backpack

Copper Basin, LLC, manufacturers of innovative, lightweight bags and packs for hunting, hiking and low-profile firearm storage, proudly announces the third generation of its Takedown Firearm Backpack. The low-profile backpack has been upgraded with new, more durable materials and unveiled in a customer requested gray and black color scheme.

“Our products are created by a design team that spends innumerable hours making sure every product is packed with technical features and innovation that will enhance our customer’s outdoor experience. To achieve this mission, we have to listen to our customers’ feedback and their input really helped us to develop an upgraded pack in a color scheme that they had been asking for. This purpose built yet unassuming pack is even more durable and more ready for rapid deployment than before,” said Gary Cauble, director of sales and marketing for Copper Basin.

They say it’s what’s on the inside that counts and although the Takedown Firearm Backpack doesn’t appear to be a purpose-built, tactical firearm transport case, it most certainly is. To start with, it has a quick access top flap for rapid removal and deployment of firearm components. This quick access top flap is part of a complete fold open design for easy access to components and gear at the range or in the field. The backpack’s dimensions have been designed to accommodate a variety of firearms with installed optics and bipods, with newly added longer internal pocket lids to accommodate an even wider variety of firearms. This diverse backpack also makes a good carry option for spotting scopes and other related gear. Layers of structural foam obscure the rifle’s signature contours and the interior of the pack’s pockets have been lined with fleece to protect the firearm and reduce noise.

Upgraded features of the Gen 3 Takedown Firearm Backpack include a new, heavier weight nylon in place of the original polyester, as well as durable faux leather used on the external base and in the internal pocket bottoms. A “lash tag” has been added to the rear of the pack to add to a discrete, pedestrian appearance. In this same vein, the external branding patch has been designed as removeable to allow for a total non-descript appearance. This also allows the customer to personalize the backpack with alternate patches if he or she so desires. Larger Velcro patches have been added on the internal pockets to make for quicker closing of the lids, while the addition of a sliding cinch allows the user to tighten an external bungee around gear. All of these new features and the Takedown Firearm Backpack MSRP still remains $99.99.

The Takedown Firearm Backpack is compatible with a variety of firearms including the following makes
and models:
• Alaskan Lever Action Takedown Rifles
• AR & AK Pistols
• AOW Shotguns / Compact Shotguns
• Century Arms AK Pistols
• Century Arms Draco Pistols
• Henry Survival AR-7 Rifle
• Kel-Tec Sub-2000 Rifles
• Kriss Vector Gen II SDP and SBR
• Ruger 10/22 Takedown Factory Rifle, 22
• Charger and 22 Charger Takedown
• SIG MPX SBR, MPX-K SBR, PMPX
• Zenith Firearms MKE Z-5RS, MKE Z-5P, MKE Z-5K

For more information on Copper Basin or to purchase the Takedown Firearm Backpack, visit http://www.copperbasingear.com.

About Copper Basin:
Copper Basin develops gear for people who enjoy the wild, rugged outdoors as much as we do. Our quality products are made to last, and are designed to perform when they’re needed the most: in the field. Copper Basin gear is designed to go beyond just the basic feature set. Our design team spends countless hours making sure every product is packed with technical features and innovation that enhances your outdoor experience.

Dark Storm Industries Expands DSI Hunter Line with the DS-10 Hunter

Dark Storm Industries (DSI), a New York based firearms manufacturer, is adding to its popular Hunter line with the new DS-10 Hunter in .308 Winchester and 6.5 Creedmoor. With a custom Next G2® camo finish, this DS-10 is as comfortable hunting hogs as it is target shooting or for home defense.

The Hunter, an AR-style, mid-length gas system rifle is designed and built using DSI’s DS-10 billet 7075 aluminum lower receiver and a DSI billet upper with forward assist and an ejection port cover. The DSI Ultralight Narrow Profile M-Lok 15″ forearm offers plenty of area to add a light, vertical grip or bipod.

DSI puts a precedence on performance and accuracy. The .308 Hunter features a DSI 18 nitrite finished 4150 Chromoly threaded barrel and a DSI steel thread protector. The barrel features a 1:10 twist in .308 Winchester or a 1:8 twist in 6.5 Creedmoor. DSI finishes the DS-10 Hunter rifle platform by putting it all together on a Magpul MOE rifle stock with an integral sling loop, optional dual-side front and real QD mounting points, anti-slip rubberized butt-pad and an internal storage compartment easily accessible through the rear storage door. The Hogue® Overmolded rubber pistol grip offers all the comfort of a rubber over molding, but with the durability of a fiberglass core. The no-slip grip with palm swells and finger grooves allow the user to have a comfortable, but positive, grip in any environmental condition.

“A lot of customers request our rifles in .308. Whether it is for hunting large game or personal defense, the .308 caliber is very accurate for short to mid distances and its comfortable recoil makes it pretty popular,” Ed Newman, co-founder and owner of Dark Storm Industries said.

The DS-10 Standard Hunter in .308 finished in the Next G2 camo and Magpul PMAG 20-round magazine is available for an MSRP of $1,395.00. DSI also offers a restricted state version with a fixed magazine built on their patented DS-10 FX lower with a non-detachable Lancer L7 10-round magazine (a 5-round limiter is available and sold separately.) Both configurations are available in 6.5 Creedmoor with an MSRP of $1,445.00.

For more information, visit http://www.dark-storm.com.

Introducing the TAVOR® TS12, IWI US’s First Bullpup Shotgun

IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., brings innovation to the tactical shotgun market with their first bullpup shotgun: the TAVOR® TS12. This 12 GA gas regulated, smoothbore semi-auto shotgun feeds from one of three magazine tubes, each capable of holding four three-inch shotgun shells or five two-inch shotgun shells, for a total potential magazine capacity of 15 +1 rounds. The TS12 can be fed and unloaded from either side and configured for either right or left side ejection or operation.

“The TAVOR TS12 is our first entry into the home defense shotgun market and we held off until we had something unique and desirable that held the same characteristic quality and performance of the entire TAVOR line,” Casey Flack, CEO of IWI US commented. “The TS12 is it; compact, easy to use and maintain, and with a large magazine capacity, it is ideal for home defense, as well as a sporting shotgun.”

The TAVOR TS12 features a unique patented “Bullhead” bolt locking system, specific to the TS12. The 18.5-inch smoothbore barrel with a three-inch chamber is fed rounds through a tubular magazine system that automatically loads the next round when the tube is rotated in position. The muzzle threads are internal and compatible with Benelli®/Beretta choke tubes. One choke tube is included with the TAVOR TS12.

Compact in length at only 28.34-inches, the TS12 has a one-piece, fulllength 1913 Picatinny top rail with M-LOK receptacles integral in each side of the forearm of the shotgun body, allowing multiple placement possibilities for the addition of accessories. Available initially in a black finish, later versions will be offered in OD and FDE. The MSRP is $1399.00.

TAVOR® TS12 Specifications:
Gauge: 12GA/ 3” chamber
Weight: 3.6 kg (mag empty) / 8 lbs.
Barrel Length: 47 cm / 18.5”
Overall Length: 720 cm (not including choke) / 28.34”
Height: 260 mm / 10.23” (from pistol grip to top)
Magazine: Tubular system, 15-rounds total capacity (five 2.75” or four 3”)
Choke: Internal muzzle threads / Benelli / Beretta Type (one choke included)
Picatinny Rail: one-piece, full-length 1913 standard top rail
Safety: cross bolt safety

To learn more about IWI US, please visit http://www.iwi.us.

About IWI US, Inc.
IWI US, Inc. is the USA based subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd. of Ramat Hasharon, Israel and a member of the SK Group, a leading defense and security group of companies that operate in the lobal Defense and Law Enforcement markets. The IWI US line of products includes several configurations of the TAVOR® X95™, TAVOR® TS12, Jericho® 941™ pistol, UZI® PRO pistol, Galil ACE® rifles and pistols and the DAN.338™.

TYRANT DESIGNS CNC | M&P Shield Mag Extension

Tyrant Designs CNC (http://www.tyrantcnc.com), an industry leader in high end aftermarket skeletonized aluminum AR accessories has now entered the handgun market with their S&W M&P Shield plus 2 Magazine Extensions. Boasting a tool free install process that takes less than 10 seconds from start to finish, Tyrant Designs CNC has created a solution to the previously painful installations of mag extensions. The Tyrant Shield mag extension adds 2 rounds to the 7rd magazine for the 9mm, as well as one additional round on the 6rd .40 cal.

Tyrant Designs CNC is also coming out with their M&P Shield extended magazine release buttons within the next month. They have plans to release an array of Glock accessories sometime before March.

Shop their products now at http://www.tyrantcnc.com

Tyrant Designs CNC is an AR accessories manufacturer based just outside of Chicago. They have had several successful designs for AR pistol grips and are now working on expanding their product line.

How NOT To Hunt

Game Warden Field Notes
The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.

Up on the Rooftop Mule Deer Paws

‘Twas the season for deer hunting Dec. 10 in Crosby County, just not for mule deer; whitetails were still fair game, but mule deer season ended a week earlier. So, when a game warden received a text message with an image of an SUV being driven through Crosby County with a deer trussed to its roof like a Christmas tree, it was the “branches” that caught his attention. One physical trait muleys possess that differentiates them from their cervid cousin, the whitetail, is a distinctive branched antler. After a quick run of the vehicle’s license plate, the warden contacted the registered owner on his cell phone, and asked if he was driving down the highway with a dead deer strapped to his roof. The man acknowledged, and claimed it was a whitetail he had harvested in Floyd County. When pressed, however, the man could not offer details on exactly where in Floyd County he hunted. The warden told him to text a photo so he could verify the deer was a whitetail, and at that point the man confessed. He had shot the mule deer earlier that morning. The warden later met with the man, gained a verbal and written statement, and seized both the deer and rifle used in the crime. Criminal charges for the out-of-season mule deer and for having illegally tagged it as a white-tailed deer are pending in Floyd County, and civil restitution for the mule deer are pending.

In Self Defense

Some hunters believe commercial scent attractants to be effective at luring in white-tailed deer, particularly during the rut. A Smith County man argued recently that these products work too good, and caused him to have to shoot two undersized bucks in self-defense. After a logging crew reported finding two buck heads on top of a shed hidden in the woods, a Smith County game warden began asking around. Upon hearing the law was investigating, a subject called the warden and confessed, but claimed there were extenuating circumstances. The subject stated he was hunting in a ground blind and decided to spray a commercial scent attractant out the window. Moments later, a 5-point buck with a 9 inch inside spread appeared. He claimed the buck took several steps toward him, and then charged at his ground blind. The subject said he shot the buck at 30 feet away in self-defense. After dragging the buck to his blind, the man claimed he left the area to get his truck, and later returned to collect the deer and his hunting gear. While exiting his blind with his gear, the subject said a 6-point buck with a 6 inch spread came charging at him and he was forced to shoot in self-defense again, this time from 36 feet away. The subject stated he put the deer heads on the shed with the intention of turning himself in, but never got around to it. Multiple charges are pending.

Read the rest of the article: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/releases/?req=20180112b