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Shooting Industry October 2010 - Page 11
nsight Technology has received exceptional ratings for six of its products in the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Member Tested and Recommended Program. NTOA, a nonprofit organization, issues ratings on a scale of 1 to 5. The Insight products tested and recommended by NTOA members include the AN/ PEQ-2A Infrared Target Pointer Illuminator/ Aiming Light (4.83 rating); AN/PEQ-15 Standard Power Advanced Target Pointer Illuminator Aiming Laser (4.72 rating); AN/PVS-24A Individual Weapon Night Sight Image Intensifier (4.9 rating); AN/PAS-27 Individual Night Sight — Thermal (4.63 rating); AN/PAS 23 — Mini Thermal Monocular (4.79 rating); and the SU/PAS — 232 Clip-On Night Vision Device — Thermal (4.82 rating). “Bringing safety and innovation to the tactical professional is imperative to Insight Technology. Participating with the NTOA Member Tested and Recommended Program has been a great experience, and we look forward to future reviews and opportunities with NTOA,” said Jake Clever, Insight business area manager. For more information, visit Insight Technology at www.insighttechnology.com and the NTOA at www.ntoa.org. NTOA Rates Insight Technology Products I FN SCAR Approved For Production T he U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has approved the full-rate production of the FN SCAR line of weapons, FNH USA announced in mid-August. The weapons to be produced are the Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR) MK 16 (5.56mm) and MK 17 (7.62mm), and MK 13 grenade launcher. According to the announcement, FN Herstal has ramped up production and assembly at its manufacturing facilities to meet the delivery orders placed by USSOCOM. No delivery date or other details concerning the approval were released. The heart of the FN SCAR system consists of two adaptable modular rifle platforms and a grenade launcher. The MK 13 10mm Enhanced Grenade Launcher Module (ELM) mounts under the barrel of either SCAR platform. The MK 17 (7.62mm) is also the base of the SCAR common receiver currently under final test and evaluation by USSOCOM. The SCAR common receiver can accommodate multi-caliber conversion kits. For more information, visit www.fnhusa.com. FN SCAR 16 Brownells Announces 2011 Gunsmith Career Fair rownells 5th Annual Gunsmith Career Fair will be held April 15-16, 2011, at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown in Des Moines, Iowa. The industry-exclusive event is expected to draw more than 200 attendees and 40 employers. Career and business development seminars will offer opportunities for hands-on learning from guild members and industry professionals. Attendees will be able to interview onsite with top companies in the firearms industry and government agencies looking to hire gunsmiths. “The Gunsmith Career Fair is growing into a must-attend event for individuals interested in gunsmithing and improving their career. Many guild members and professional gunsmiths are there, and it’s great to see them sharing their secrets. Learning from them can shorten your learning curve tremendously,” said Pete Brownell, company president. To register for the fair, visit www.gunsmithcareerfair.com. Call 1-800-741-0015 for more information. www.shootingindustry.com OCTOBER 2010 11 B