Brownells New Product Week in Review :: May 13, 2016

Learn about the hottest new Brownells products from the best brands from Merchandise Manager Paul Levy.

  1. Streamlight ProTac Rail Mount 2 – High-powered weaponlight comes with Picatinny rail mount, push-button tail switch, remote pressure switch and mounting hardware. Runs on two CR123A lithium batteries, included. Beam can be switched from a blinding 625 lumens down to only 60 lumens for maximum runtime. User can choose between momentary- and constant-on modes. Also has a strobe function that can disorient a threat.
  2.  Magpul QD Paraclip Adapter – Steel adapter fits into QD swivel sockets and allows use of slings with Paraclips and other clip-in-style attachments. Eliminates need to buy a whole new sling. Tough Melonite coating resists wear and corrosion.
  3. TangoDown Vickers Tactical Magazine Extension For Glock 43 – Durable polymer magazine extension replaces factory Glock 43 magazine floorplate and adds 2 rounds capacity. Extension has outer covering specially shaped to enhance the firing grip. Comes with proper-length stainless steel spring for reliable feeding.
  4. Hornady Rapid Rack – Empty-chamber indicator also works as a load-assist device to allow storage of a firearm with an empty chamber, but a full magazine. Cartridge-shaped portion of the Rapid Rack inserts into an empty chamber, while red handle portion sticks out, indicating unloaded and safe. Firearm can be instantly loaded by grasping the handle and pulling sharply to the rear. Rapid Rack will fall out and next live round in the magazine will be charged. Available for AR-15, AR-Style .308 firearms, and certain 12 gauge shotguns.

Brownells pays tribute to America’s Handgun with Wilson Combat Giveaway

Brownells 1911 Catalog & Wilson Combat Sweepstakes Headline 1911 Week

BrownellsWilsonCombatFor firearm enthusiasts, few things spark pride, passion and patriotism more than a 1911, be it finely polished or marked and marred by experience. To pay homage to John Moses Browning’s timeless pistol design, Brownells is committing an entire week to “America’s Handgun.”

Starting on Monday, March 28, 2016, Brownells’ dedicated 1911 catalog – No. 12 – will be available in the catalog section at

The newest edition is an 82-page, all-things-1911 book featuring thousands of products from sights and optics, to ammunition, slides, frames, gunsmithing tools and much more. Virtually anything needed to build, customize, clean or repair a 1911 can easily be found with a quick scroll through the index.

Featured brands in this year’s catalog include: STI, Wilson Combat, Evolution Gun Works (EGW), Raven Concealment, Leupold and hundreds more.

Brownells1911In addition to the catalog, Brownells will kick off “1911 Week” with the Brownells/Wilson Combat 1911 Dream Gun Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes will feature a Wilson Combat 1911 CQB Commander model, chambered in .45 ACP. This incredible firearm is valued at $3,600.

Customers may enter the sweepstakes, view the firearm, and see full contest rules at The sweepstakes end on April 17, 2016.

“The 1911 is certainly one of America’s most treasured firearm platforms,” said Brownells’ President Matt Buckingham. “To coincide with the release of our newest 1911 catalog, we wanted to get customers excited by running a sweepstakes for a Brownells/Wilson Combat Dream Gun. Wilson Combat has been a great partner over the years; I’m positive someone will be thrilled to win this great firearm.”

Rounding out Brownells 1911 Week will be special offers and deals on 1911-related products. Customers should stay tuned to all week for specifics.

Brownells New Product Week in Review :: March 11, 2016

Brownells Product Manager Paul Levy introduces new items available this week.

  1. Howa Barreled Actions – Available in a wide range of calibers and barrel profiles, complete actions include 2-stage trigger, internal magazine and bolt, and are ready to drop into a compatible stock, sold separately. Actions are drilled and tapped for scope mounts, and come in Blue or Cerakote Gray finish in Short, Long and Mini sizes. FFL required.
  2. Battle Arms AR-15 Titanium Gas Block – Gas block fits barrels that are .750″ in diameter and gives very low profile combined with ultra-lightweight titanium construction. Helps keep an AR-15 rifle or carbine fast and maneuverable, and fits underneath almost any handguard.
  3. Streamlight TLR-1 HL – Popular weaponlight is now available in new colors to match firearms with Flat Dark Earth or Brown finishes. Fits onto Picatinny or Universal rails and gives up to 630 lumens of brilliant white light. Runs on two CR 123 lithium batteries and has intuitive, ambidextrous controls for momentary- and constant-on.

Brownells New Product Week in Review :: February 19, 2016

Paul Levy, Brownells product manager, introduces some new holsters available this week.

Eidolon Glock 19/26 RH 1.5 OverHook Struts Holster – At the core of the Eidolon is the holster shell. The shell is precisely fitted to the weapon on the inside and is smooth on the outside to work in conjunction with the body, belt, and clothing -in nearly any carry position- to maximize comfort and concealment. At the same time, the shell provides attachment points for a host of accessories to allow the user to tailor the holster for their specific carry needs.

Phantom Glock 17/22/31 Full Shield, RH Holster – The Phantom was designed from the outset to provide the highest possible level of concealment by being adaptable to wear with virtually any style of clothing. What makes the Phantom so unique is its ultra-thin, body-hugging pancake profile. This profile, in conjunction with the Eclipse Modular Mounting System, allows the Phantom to be worn either on the belt or inside the waistband. Pancake-style design minimizes bulk and distribute the weight of the firearm over a wider area on the belt.

Phantom Light Glock w/X300U Full Shield Black RH Holster – Light Compatible models now allow you to comfortably carry and conceal your weapon with a light mounted to the accessory rail. No more fumbling with a tertiary light, or carrying a rail mounted light with the vain hope of mounting it during a stressful moment. Your light is on the gun and instantly usable when seconds count.

VanGuard M&P Shield, Black Holster – Originally envisioned by Shay VanVlymen of Mindset Laboratory, the Vanguard is a simple, effective concealment tool. It covers only the trigger guard of the weapon, providing a safe way to store or carry a loaded pistol in situations where a traditional holster is not practical. It comes with a length of paracord that acts as a static line to deploy the weapon. Just tie it off to a solid anchor point, and a sharp tug will cause the Vanguard to pop free and leave your weapon ready to fire.

NRA First VP Pete Brownell Seeks Third Term on NRA Board

PeteBrownellEditor’s Note:  Pete Brownell, and Brownells as a whole, were among the first big established companies in the firearms industry to really embrace new media and recognize it as a valuable resource for firearm enthusiasts, industry members, recreational shooters and others to participate in the timely exchange of information.  In addition to supporting new media, Pete has been an strong and unwavering supporter of Second Amendment rights.  GunLink is proud share his announcement that he will seek a third term on the NRA Board and add our endorsement to the list of others supporting him.  The NRA Board of Directors needs more members like Pete Brownell!

NRA First Vice President and CEO of Brownells, Pete Brownell, announced this week that he will seek a third term on the NRA’s Board of Directors. If re-elected, Brownell will likely become NRA President at the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia.

An NRA Life Member since birth, Brownell, 47, boasts proven NRA leadership experience and is a widely-recognized visionary in the firearm and outdoor industry. Brownell’s service to the NRA began in 2006 when he was nominated to serve on the NRA Membership Committee. Following his election to the board in 2010, Brownell began serving on numerous other committees, including:

  • President’s Committee on Advancement
  • Nominating Committee
  • Sport Shooting Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Law Enforcement Committee
  • Meeting Site Selection Committee
  • Publications Policy Committee
  • Task Force on Industry Relations Committee
  • Investment Oversight Committee

Proving himself as an ardent defender of the Second Amendment and a powerful voice for the NRA, Brownell was elected the NRA Second Vice President in April 2013. Two years later in 2015, he was elected NRA First Vice President, an office he holds today.   Continue reading

Matt “Axe” Axelson Tribute Rifle to be Raffled to Benefit Special Operations Wounded Warriors

SHOT2016day1_6308Brownells, SOWW Partner to Raffle Axelson Tactical Rifle

We consider it an honor to have sat before the likes of true American heroes such as Marcus Luttrell and Ron Bellan and to hear the heartfelt words of Matt “Axe” Axelson’s family during SHOT Show 2016 as they came together with Brownells to announce the raffle of a rifle package to benefit Special Operations Wounded Warriors (SOWW).

The package includes the Axelson Tactical Rifle – one of only 99 built – serial numbered AXE01.  The rifle is a semi-auto replica of the one that Matt was carrying on June 28, 2005, when he and nine other US Navy SEALs and eight Army Aviation Soldiers were killed in combat in support of Operation Red Wings – the events of which were depicted in the book and film Lone Survivor:  The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10.   Continue reading





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