In honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive and all Americans who served in Vietnam during the Vietnam War, America Remembers has announced an exclusive Tet 50th Anniversary Tribute Pistol, a working Colt Government Model pistol in caliber .45 ACP—a classic military firearm, and a trusted sidearm during the Vietnam War. Only 1,000 Tributes will be issued in this edition.
Last year the Mossberg Shockwave 12-ga., a non-NFA 14” barrel pump-action firearm, took the market by storm. Although other companies have offered compact 12-ga. configurations that don’t require any additional paper work or tax stamps, the Shockwave provides a balance of features for a fair price that folks couldn’t resist. It did so well that it garnered the company two NASGW/POMA Caliber Awards at the 2017 NASGW Expo including the “Innovator of the Year” and “Best New Overall Product.”
Among the many firms that produce AR-pattern rifles, some merely assemble parts and put their logos on the box, while others actually manufacture the firearms that wear their names. Daniel Defense is an example of the latter, and the Savannah, Ga.-based company has emerged as one of the leading AR manufacturers in the world. In 2015, the company introduced the DD5V1, the subject of this review, which marked Daniel Defense’s first foray into the 7.62×51 mm NATO rifle market.
The Theater 300, from MILO Range Training Systems, utilizes five high-definition projectors and Surround Sound to envelope trainees within 300-degrees of interactive surfaces, providing the company’s most fully immersive use-of-force training experience. The system, which offers scenario authoring that allows a single instructor to run a simulation that responds to the actions and decisions of the user/users, is compatible with the company’s line of simulated firearms and will register fired hits and misses accordingly.