Press Release: LEHIGH DEFENSE ANNOUNCES CONTROLLED CHAOS AMMUNITION & PROJECTILES

We are pleased to announce that we are releasing two new products for 2014.

LehighDefenseControlledChaos

The first is our Controlled Chaos Ammunition and Projectiles. The second is our line of Controlled Fracturing Bullets.

Our Controlled Chaos Technology

Our Controlled Chaos bullet is designed to penetrate to a specific depth and then fracture. This fracturing is initiated when the internal hydraulic pressure exceeds the hoop strength of the nose design.

At the time of fracture, a massive energy spike is released as the particles break away and radiate outward from the initial trajectory path.

This energy spike and the resulting temporary cavity send a shock wave through the animal’s circulatory and nervous systems, immediately shutting down the functioning of these systems.

LehighDefenseControlledFracturing

Our Controlled Fracturing Technology (The originator of CF Technology)

Our Controlled Fracturing bullet is designed to deliver maximum terminal performance. This is made possible by pre-stressing the solid copper or solid brass bullets at specific points so that, after a predetermined penetration depth, the razor-edge petals deploy, releasing an energy spike, separating and radiating outward from the primary path of the bullet.

The bullet shank, now back to bore diameter, continues penetrating straight and deep along the initial impact path.

ABOUT LEHIGH DEFENSE

Lehigh Defense is driven by a desire to transform. Throughout our 20+ year history, we’ve designed, tested, redesigned and perfected many new firearm and ammunition technologies, all in the name of advancing the industry. As our reputation has grown, Lehigh has continued to investigate and improve upon our most revolutionary ammunition. Building on the predictability of our Controlled Fracture technology, we now produce personal defense ammunition with exceptional terminal and barrier performance. As a result, this revolutionary projectile has earned a reputation for outstanding bystander safety with law enforcement officials and military personnel. Visit: www.lehighdefense.com

Lehigh-Defense-Logo (1)

Press release: Mossberg International™ Introduces FLEX-22™ Autoloading Rifles

Rimfire Rifles Designed to Accept Tool-less Locking System Accessories

North Haven, CT – Following the introductions of the new 20 gauge 500® FLEX™ and 500 JIC® (Just In Case) FLEX pump-action shotguns at the 2014 SHOT Show, Mossberg International is pleased to bring a rimfire rifle to the FLEX family of multi-platform, modular firearms. The FLEX-22 combines the versatility of the Mossberg FLEX TLS™ (Tool-less Locking System) with a fun-to-shoot, cost-effective 22LR autoloading platform. Now available in two models; a 6-position, adjustable tactical stock with 25-round magazine and in an easy-to-handle Youth model with compact stock and 10-round magazine. Either model can be quickly reconfigured, without tools, for a custom-like fit with FLEX TLS accessory stocks and recoil pads.

Based on the Mossberg International line of 22LR autoloaders (702 Plinkster®/715T™), FLEX-22 rifles come standard with free-floating barrels with a 1:16 twist rate; fully-adjustable front and rear fiber optics sights (adjustable for windage and elevation); durable synthetic stocks with stippled forends for more positive grip; complementing blue metal finishes; last-shot, hold-open design; and optional 10-round or 25-round detachable magazines.

The FLEX TLS System is the ultimate, adaptable platform with its patented series of connectors that allow stocks, recoil pads and forends (FLEX shotguns only) to be reconfigured for individual, custom-like fit or for specific use. Stocks can be interchanged with the simple lift and turn of the TLS latch on the receiver; remove the stock and slide the replacement stock onto the connector. Once aligned, simply turn the TLS latch 90 degrees clockwise and close the latch, locking the stock firmly in place. Recoil pads can easily be switched from large, medium or small (3/4 – 1 1/5 inches) with the TLS release buttons located on stocks; when depressed. The FLEX-22 easily accepts all FLEX TLS stocks and recoil pads.

FLEX-22 Autoloading Rifles – The 25-round model features the 6-position FLEX tactical stock with length-of-pull (LOP) adjustments from 11 to 14 inches, controlled by the integrated lever; shorter 16 1/2-inch barrel with A2-style muzzlebrake for reduced muzzle jump; top-mounted, removable Picatinny rail for ease of adding optics; and handy magazine loading cap (37064). The Youth version features the FLEX compact, fixed LOP stock (12 1/2 inches) combined with the compact (3/4 inch) recoil pad; 18-inch barrel length; dovetailed receiver that accepts 3/8-inch scope mounts; and 10-round magazine (37063). MSRP: $261 – 275

Spending a day at the range or an afternoon in the field can be more enjoyable with the FLEX-22, easily-configured to fit your individual length-of-pull. For more information on the Mossberg FLEX TLS System of accessories and modular 500/590® pump-action shotguns, MVP™ bolt-action rifles and the latest member of the family, the Mossberg International FLEX-22 rimfire rifle, please visit our website at www.mossberg.com.

About Mossberg International

Founded in 2002 as a subsidiary of Mossberg Corporation and offers a lineup of semi-automatic and bolt action rimfire rifles, as well as over-under, side-by-side and semi-auto shotguns. To learn more about Mossberg Corporation family of companies, including Mossberg International, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, and Maverick Arms, please visit www.mossberg.com.

Press Release: A True Damascus 1911

Cabot Guns To Display a Folded Steel Damascus Pistol

Looking for something unique to write about? Here’s another first from Cabot Guns, a true folded steel Damascus 1911 on display at SHOT 2014, Booth 508.

To our knowledge the Cabot Damascus 1911 is the first traditional folded steel Damascus pistol ever produced.  Other pistols described as Damascus are formed from powdered Damascus, not the real thing. 

Born from a 50 layer block of American artisan made stainless steel by master Damascus craftsman Chad Nichols, the Cabot Damascus 1911 represents a new achievement.  Extraordinary to machine and grind this may be the one and only pistol to ever be produced from true traditional folded Damascus steel. 

A sign of wealth since biblical times, Damascus steel was used to create the weapons of Kings and Chieftains.  Valued for it’s beauty and strength, Damascus steel was not only an indication of power by it’s holder but was also considered to contain mythical properties.  It is with this inspiration we have crafted this 1911.

The grips for this pistol are also a work of art.  Commissioned from sculptor and artist Brian Challis, the grips on the Cabot Damascus 1911 are created from an ancient tooth of the wooly mammoth.  Other refined details include the Cabot Tri-Star trigger with a rounded front pad knurled on a rounded and radius pattern, yet another engineering feat.

See you at SHOT! – Cabot Guns – Booth 508

Cabot Guns’ 1911 pistols represent a new standard in the firearms industry. They are the implementation of prideful engineering and precision manufacturing in all that we create; 100% American product; from the American born solid blocks billet steel which forms the backbone of allCabot Guns, to the workers plying their precision trade in the rolling hills of Western Pennsylvania.

WMD Guns to introduce new products at 2014 Shot Show

WMD Guns to introduce new products at 2014 Shot Show

Stuart, Florida, January 13, 2013: WMD Guns LLC will be exhibiting unveiling new high-performance products at this week’s NSSF Shot Show in the Las Vegas Sands Expo & Convention (January 14 – 17).

Among the new products that will be on display at WMD’s SHOT Show booth (#7110) are the “Beast” Carbine—the world’s first fully NiB-X (nickel boron) coated production AR-15—and the “Little Beast” fully NiB-X coated .22LR conversation kits that drop into any standard AR15. New this year is another industry first: our customizable WMD NiB-X chassis, available in 5.56/.223 and .300 AAC Blackout. WMD’s new NiB-X .308 BCG’s will also be available, plus several other products featuring Nitromet and NiB-X finishes.

WMD Guns is a leader in providing innovative firearm performance solutions to OEMs, distributors, dealers and consumers utilizing advanced metal finishing technologies, providing surface protection and enhancement to the engineering properties of ferrous and nonferrous materials. Together, the team combines a cadre of firearms experts with a world-class metal finishing facility to provide full-spectrum performance to the firearms industry and consumers.
From premium products and production coating services to refurbished firearms, WMD Guns is in the forefront of bringing emerging technologies to the firearms market. WMD Guns provides premium coated products available through distribution chain partners, upgrade services for consumers and customized coating services for OEMs.

WMD Guns’ coating technologies include: NiB-X™: extreme use Nickel Boron coating, Nitromet: a high performance Salt Bath Nitrocarburizing surface treatment, as well as Nickel, Zinc Nickel and Nickel Teflon coatings. The applications in product lines are endless.

Consumers can contact Michael Wooten at mikew@wmdguns.com or 772-324-9915 x104.

Press Release: Battle Rifle Company releases three new models for SHOTSHOW 2014- announces line upgrades

BATTLE RIFLE COMPANY

Seabrook, Texas- Just in time for SHOTSHOW 2014, BATTLE RIFLE COMPANY releases 3 new additions to the BR4 platform of rifles, with exciting new designs geared to meet the needs of tactical shooters and law enforcement agencies nationwide. Additionally, there have been upgrades to some of the other models, focusing on lighter, more functional features.

image

BR4 Wolverine

Introducing the BR4 Wolverine-our streamlined,lightweight extended rail KEYMOD 3-Gun rifle with a look and feel all its own. 16 inch barrel with a 15.5 inch rail and a new muzzle brake for super stable firing, the rifle is easy to handle, functional and efficient. Available in 5.56mm and 300 Blackout, this is a full featured rifle.

image

BR4 ODIN

The BR4 ODIN is a joint project between Battle Rifle Company and ODIN Works- this rifle is built for the person who needs a full function, compact rifle with excellent balance, reliability and performance. Sleek, practical design makes this the choice of operators who need all-around mobility, accuracy and firepower in one package. Available in 5.56mm, features include Odin works KEYMOD Rail in 12.5 inch, a 14.5 inch rail with Battle Rifle Flash Suppressor, Extended combat latch, extended trigger guard, B.A.D. Lever, metal sights and extended magazine latch.

image

BR4 Attaché

The BR4 Attaché is our 7.5 inch AR Pistol that also has a rifle version for Law Enforcement. Compact, light, mobile and very functional- the Attaché works well in CQB type environment. This rifle can be setup a number of ways- Available in both pistol and rifle version, built in 7.5 inch, 10.5 inch and 11.5 inch- Civilian versions are setup as pistols and Law enforcement versions can be setup with either round hand guard or longer versions can be equipped with KEYMOD rails. The Attaché comes with a standard muzzle Brake that helps keep the weapon on target, with one version that has an integral suppressor.

image

BR4 Spectre

The BR4 Spectre has a new look- with a 12 inch quad rail designed thinner and lighter than the previous version. Also included with the rifle are MANTA Rail covers- these function and handle the heat and wear that heavy firing brings. Sleeker design with a steel barrel nut, the new feature will allow more accuracy with every round. The Spectre’s new rail is thinner, but does not sacrifice any rail space. This rifle is the choice of Vertex Aviation in use over the skies of Texas for the Aerial Hog Depravation program

All of these rifles are built to a high level of quality, performance and with value in mind- all backed with a limited lifetime warranty. Battle Rifle Company will be at Booth 10873 for you to get a chance to take a look at the new models

Battle Rifle Company is a custom builder of AR style rifles for Law Enforcement, Tactical Shooters and Government Agencies

Press Release – SkullHooker Introduces The New Bone Bracket for Skullcaps

!cid_4D7EE605580F406F9FCAB679470DFF0F@dimension2400

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (Dec. 11, 2013) — SkullHooker™, the company that has revolutionized the way hunters display their European skull-mount trophies, introduces the new Bone Bracket™. Specially crafted for those that prefer to display their trophy using the skull plate as the base, the new Bone Bracket makes a simple and elegant solution to displaying skullcapped horns and antlers.

The new Bone Bracket, like the Little Hooker™ and Big Hooker™, is fully adjustable, allowing you to make rotational adjustments up or down, as well as angle adjustments left or right to ensure optimum viewing pleasure of your trophy. And, you can change the angles any time you decide a different view is preferred. It comes in black and has three easy-to-assemble parts: the wall plate, swing arm and mounting base. The Bone Bracket can be assembled and hung in minutes. Simply install a few screws in your wall, and your trophy will be proudly displayed.

The new Bone Bracket is available at retailers nationwide and conveniently online at www.skullhooker.com for a suggested retail price of $19.99.

Founded in 2009, SkullHooker was the first company to offer professionally crafted and fully adjustable European-style skull-mounting brackets that naturally showcases a trophy animal in an elegant manner. The SkullHooker mounting system is now available in three sizes to accommodate most species horns and antlers: the Big Hooker and the Little Hooker for full skull mounts and the new Bone Bracket for skullcaps. For more information on SkullHooker and its products contact: SkullHooker, P.O. Box 257, Klamath Falls, OR 97601; call 541-887-8822; or visit www.skullhooker.com. Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SkullHooker.

Press release – The BulletSafe Bulletproof Vest Level IIIA Protection for $299

image

image

image

BulletSafe is proud to introduce the BulletSafe Bulletproof Vest, a great bulletproof
vest at an unbelievable price. The BulletSafe vest offers Level IIIA protection and
wraparound coverage for just $299. Comparable vests sell for between $599 and
$1,000. At our revolutionary price more people will have access to the safety and
protection of a bulletproof vest.

Your readers and customers may have entertained the idea of purchasing a
bulletproof vest for use on the job, at the range, on the street, or in other potentially
life-threatening situations. Typically, price is a huge factor preventing people from
buying a bulletproof vest. Our company has worked diligently to create a great vest
that everyone can afford. $299 for a tested, guaranteed, IIIA bullet proof vest makes
vests available to almost anyone.

The BulletSafe Bulletproof Vest offers level IIIA protection and will stop handgun
rounds up to .44 Magnum. The vest is comfortable and secure, with armor pockets in
the front and rear for any future armor plate upgrades. Large Velcro areas ensure the
vest will fit almost everyone.

The BulletSafe vest is perfect for Security Guards, Preppers, Recreational Shooters,
and anyone who wants protection in dangerous environments. The BulletSafe vest is
available in 5 sizes for immediate delivery. BulletSafe also manufactures ceramic,
ballistic plates that work in conjunction with the vest to provide NIJ level IV
protection.

The vest launched in August and is currently available in retail stores near
BulletSafe’s Michigan offices. Sales have been strong in these stores and the
company is poised for a great 2014.

If you are looking for a new product that customers will want to read about and
purchase, the BulletSafe Bulletproof Vest might be it. We are all attending the 2014
SHOT Show to discuss great new products and fantastic values. Stop by booth #3948
to find out wholesale pricing and to see a revolutionary new bulletproof vest.

Tom Nardone, President of BulletSafe is available at 1-800-809-0610 or
tom@priveco.com.

Press Release: ARMALITE INTRODUCES THE AR-31

Press Release: ARMALITE INTRODUCES THE AR-31

image

(Geneseo, IL) ArmaLite Inc. proudly introduces the new AR-31. The AR-31 shares the design and the accuracy of our highly acclaimed AR-30A1 bolt-action rifles, but with three MAJOR differences: the AR-31 is chambered in .308 Winchester, it is a short action version of the AR-30A1, and it accepts Armalite’s AR-10B double-stack magazines. That means you can use 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 round mags with the AR-31. For your sub-MOA accuracy needs, think ArmaLite’s AR-31!

• Specifications
• Caliber: .308 Winchester
• Barrel: 24″ Double Lapped, Chrome Moly
• Rifling Twist: 1:10
• Muzzle Device: Muzzle Brake
• Trigger: Single Stage
• Stock: Adjustable Cheek Piece (height) & Buttstock (length)
• Overall Length: 45.4″ – 47.4“
• Weight: 14.1 LBS
• Accuracy: .29” – .60” @ 100 yds. (“Guns & Weapons For Law Enforcement”
February 2014 Edition)
• MSRP: $3,460

About ArmaLite: ArmaLite has one of the broadest product lines in the firearms industry. We manufacture and sell semiautomatic rifles in a variety of calibers including 5.56mm and 7.62mm, long range super-accurate bolt action rifles in calibers including .308 Winchester, .300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Lapua, .416 Barrett and .50 BMG. Visit ArmaLite at www.armalite.com.

 

 

image

Press release – CrossBreed® Holsters Introduces Purse Defender Holster System for Smart Concealed Carry

 

Republic, MO (November 25, 2013) – CrossBreed Holsters today announced the introduction of the company’s latest versatile modular holster made for use in purse, handbag or briefcase for concealed carry. The new Purse Defender is designed to fit most small to medium sized handguns in your favorite purse, handbag or briefcase securely and safely.

Purses and handbags are a matter of style and concealed carry is a matter of safety and security.  With the new CrossBreed Purse Defender, neither style nor safety needs to be compromised, giving those who concealed carry the freedom from expensive and ugly concealed carry purses or bags.

The Purse Defender is designed and built on a Velcro lined Kydex panel that fits easily and securely with the added feature of keeping the gun and the purse stabilized.  Combined with CrossBreed’s classic handcrafted modular holster, the firearm is easy to access, safe, secure and in the same spot in your bag or purse.

The Purse Defender system is available for either right or left hand and comes complete with the L-shaped Kydex panel, CrossBreed’s handcrafted modular holster and additional Velcro for outside of the purse or bag options. 

Pricing for the Purse Defender is at an affordable $52.95 with matching mag carrier $32.95.  Extra custom fit Velcro pieces are only $7.50.

Owners of the Purse Defender have the added confidence of a “Two Week, Try it Free Guarantee” and a lifetime warranty to go along with CrossBreed Holsters’ legendary handcrafted quality.

To learn more about CrossBreed Holsters, visit www.crossbreedholsters.com

About CrossBreed Holsters

CrossBreed Holsters, LLC was started in 2005 by Mark Craighead to bring all of the best holster features together in one product without any of the non-functional design elements found in many holsters on the market.  Mark’s new breed of all-American holsters has grown into a company strong with integrity, craftsmanship and customer service.

19ac184322619f5de40c8ee4_188x134d25133c7d1077daaf53e80ba_223x134db9fb4a9bf3c706a8ca9fb6a_188x134

Press Release: Introducing New Win1911™ Ammunition Line

Press Release: Introducing New Win1911™ Ammunition Line
11/20/2013

The Model 1911 pistol is an American icon. Since its wide use in World War I, the M1911 pistol has become one of the most popular pistols of the last century – being made by almost every American firearm manufacturer. Winchester® Ammunition has now released The Win1911™ line as a functional ammunition line to accompany the M1911.

The .45 ACP rounds will be available with either a flat nose full metal jacket (FMJ) or jacketed hollow point (JHP) design. The flat nose FMJ rounds are built for high accuracy and exhibit precision groups. The JHP rounds are designed to shoot to the same point of impact as their FMJ counterparts, and the ballistics are also matched in velocity and trajectory. Together, both products in the Win1911™ line are perfect for practice and personal defense.

Both the FMJ and JHP designs feature nickel-plated bullet jackets for easy identification and 230 grain bullets.

“The M1911 pistol is one of the most recognizable and iconic firearms on the market. We at Winchester have undertaken significant testing to maximize functioning and accuracy with these new offerings to create an ammunition line that lives up to the name of the legendary pistol,” said Brett Flaugher, Winchester Ammunition vice president of sales, marketing and strategy.

Capture

About Winchester Ammunition

With a company heritage dating back to 1866, Winchester Ammunition was there for the taming of the American West, the Allied Forces’ victory in World War II and through the years, millions of fond memories made in the great outdoors. Known as The American Legend™, Winchester is a global leader in sporting, law enforcement, military and personal defense ammunition production. Winchester continues to raise the bar with new products like Long Beard™ XR™ and Winchester Defender® personal defense ammunition.

For more information about Winchester® Ammunition, visit www.winchester.com, or connect with The American Legend™ on Facebook at Facebook.com/WinchesterOfficial.

Tannerite: Anatomy of a Binary Exploding Rifle Target

Anatomy of a Binary Exploding Rifle Target

Tannerite® paints picture of the category it created

Pleasant Hills, OR (August 9, 2013) – Long-range target shooters are perennially challenged. With a squinted eye, spendy spotting scope or long anxious walk down the firing range, they discover either punctured paper and a bull’s-eye or an unharmed target. An earthly poof of dust, of course, nulls the need to examine the target – um, that’d be called a swing and miss.

Dan Tanner wasn’t satisfied with the paper or the poof. With a clever mind and dogged persistence, the Oregonian and Arkansas native set off to create a target that would clearly (and audibly) reveal long distance rifle hits. Tanner sought out to produce something that triggered the senses of sight and sound but without any byproduct risk of it causing a fire.

So he developed the first binary rifle target. And with a background in mixing elements and catalyzing reactions, it was natural to stir-in a geological “ite” and concoct the name Tannerite®, the brand.

Photo courtesy of Outdoor Life

It’s good to be first. But along with being an inventor, a pioneer, comes the eventual blow of being copied. Far less ingenious sorts bust out the smoke and mirrors in hopes of capitalizing on innovation with only profit margins in mind. Consumers, ultimately, become the casualty.

Because this dreaded down spiraling process is underway, it’s prudent to describe, in detail, the original exploding target, Tannerite®. We surely can’t guarantee what other ingredients the competition blends in, but we can say with certainty what goes into the first and safest binary exploding targets, Tannerite®.

THE ANATOMY LESSON

Before discussing the anatomy of a binary exploding target, we should examine explosives and propellants in general.  Virtually all explosives and propellants such as black powder and smokeless powders are comprised of two components; an oxidizer and a fuel.

In many explosives such as nitroglycerin, TNT, RDX, and HMX, the oxidizer and fuel are part of the same molecule. These one-part systems are extensively used for civilian and military applications. The second class of explosives and propellants are those in which the oxidizer and fuel are different chemicals that must be mixed to form an explosive composition. Examples of these include black powder, binary exploding rifle targets, and variety of ammonium nitrate-containing formulations used in commercial blasting.

Binary exploding rifle targets intended for use with high powered center-fire rifles were invented and patented by Daniel J. Tanner of Pleasant Hill, Oregon. These targets employ ammonium nitrate for the oxidizer. Ammonium nitrate is a very interesting chemical as it contains both an oxidizer (the nitrate component) and a fuel (the ammonia component) in the same compound. Fortunately, it is extremely difficult to initiate the reaction (explosion) of these two components which gives ammonium nitrate the stability to be used in a variety of industrial applications.

Binary exploding rifle targets take advantage of the ability of aluminum to make ammonium nitrate more sensitive to detonation. In the case of these targets, the aluminum can be considered a catalyst which provides a lower-energy pathway to initiate a detonation. The energy required to detonate is low enough to be useful as a shot indicator, but high enough to safely handle the mixed composition. This is the basis for Tannerite® brand binary exploding rifle targets.

Detonation of the target is initiated by impact of a bullet fired from a center fire rifle. The bullet should be approximately 40 grains or larger travelling at 2000 ft/sec or higher. Note that a pointed bullet will be a better initiator than a blunt bullet since the energy provided is concentrated to a very small area. The bullet impact provides sufficient energy to initiate a reaction between aluminum and ammonium nitrate that results in detonation of the composition. This detonation is a very energetic process and binary targets should be treated with respect. Be sure that all observers are over 100 yards away from the target and that no foreign objects are in close proximity to the target that could serve as a source of shrapnel.

Photo courtesy of Outdoor Life

Factors Affecting Target Performance

The major factors affecting binary exploding rifle target performance include the purity of the components, the particle size of the components, the ratio of oxidizer to catalyst, and the uniformity of the mixed composition – Tannerite® brand target formulation is precise in all instances. Changes in any of the aforementioned factors will affect the chemical pathway taken during detonation which can result in fires, increased energy required for detonation, and sound amplitude variations. In addition, the stability of the mixed composition could be compromised.  A properly formulated and mixed binary rifle target will provide a loud report; will consistently detonate on bullet impact; will not start fires; and will be safe to handle. The use of impure ammonium nitrate or aluminum, wide variability in ammonium nitrate and aluminum particle sizes, the wrong ratio of aluminum to ammonium nitrate, and poor mixing can lead to targets that may start fires, may be less safe to handle, and have erratic performance. Again, the Tannerite® brand target formulation is precise. 

Safety Essentials When Using Binary Targets

Given the above discussions, we recommend the following guidelines for a safe and fun experience with binary targets.

  1. Treat all binary targets with respect. Misuse of binary targets could result in serious injuries or death.
  2. To ensure a homogeneous composition, be sure to use a mixing container – Tannerite® comes complete with a mixing container.
  3. Place ½ and 1 lb targets down range at least 100 yards before shooting. Place 2 lb targets 200 yards down range before shooting.
  4. Do not shoot targets larger than 2 lbs.
  5. Remember that the legal use of these targets is as a shot indicator only.
  6. Mix the targets at the range and shoot them immediately. Do not transport, store, or sell the mixed composition unless you have the appropriate explosives endorsements. 
  7. Always wear shooting glasses and hearing protection when shooting.
  8. Be sure to use in a remote area only and respect the adjoining property owner’s right to tranquility.
  9. While Tannerite® brand binary rifle targets will not start fires; many knock-off brands of binary exploding rifle targets are poorly formulated and use lower quality materials that may start fires.
  10. Never place these targets on any surface that could produce shrapnel or within another object.

A Plea for Common Sense

Given the popularity of binary exploding targets, there are a huge number of shooters using these targets in a safe and fun manner. There are, however, users doing unwise things with these targets. Please be sure to use these targets as a shot indicator only and away from populated areas. Continued misuse of these targets may result in restrictions on their use. The future of these targets is in your hands, so please use them properly.

The Tannerite® Advantage

We would like to point out that Tannerite® brand binary exploding rifle targets are the original and the best available. They are properly formulated, use only the highest quality explosives grade ammonium nitrate and pyrotechnic grade aluminum powder, and will not start fires. The safety of the mixed composition has been demonstrated by Myth Busters, and is the best selling binary rifle target on the market today.  Remember that the easiest way to ensure safety is to use genuine Tannerite® brand targets. There is a misconception today that the chemical composition used in all exploding targets is a chemical called “Tannerite” and this is not the case. Tannerite® is the registered trademark for Tannerite® brand binary rifle targets. 

We wish you good, and safe, shooting.   

ABOUT Tannerite®

Tannerite® brand targets employ a binary explosive used as a shot indicator for long-range firearms practice and training. Tannerite® brand target detonations occur at a very high velocity, producing a large explosion and a cloud of water vapor. Small caliber rim-fire or slow moving pistol ammunition will not initiate a detonation.

In use, a long-range rifle shooter places Tannerite® targets downrange, retreats to his firing position, and fires. The shooter does not have to walk down range to see if the target has been hit, as the Tannerite® will detonate and serve as an indicator.

Since the two components that make up Tannerite® targets are not explosive until mixed, they can legally be purchased in the USA without a license. Tannerite® targets are exceptionally stable when subjected to less severe forces such as a hammer blow or being dropped and they cannot be initiated by any kind of flame or electricity.

Tannerite® is the registered trademark for Tannerite® brand targets and binary exploding rifle targets are a patented invention by Daniel J. Tanner.