Big Horn Armory Selects Adaptive Tactical as OEM Stock Provider

The Adaptive Tactical EX Performance Stock has been added to Big Horn Armory’s AR500 Rifle. 

Big Horn Armory AR500 Semi-Auto Rifle
Big Horn Armory AR500 Semi-Auto Rifle

Nampa, Idaho –-(Ammoland.com)- Adaptive Tactical, LLC, manufacturers of innovative firearm stocks and accessories, is proud to announce a partnership with Big Horn Armory. Adaptive Tactical has been selected as Big Horn Armory’s OEM EX Performance stock provider of choice for their AR500 semi-auto rifle.

The AR500 semi-auto rifle is a specialty high-end rifle built by Big Horn Armory in Wyoming. It is chambered in 500 auto max cartridge and is the most powerful short range semi-auto in the world. Based on an AR308 platform, the AR500 is capable of putting 50 BMG power on target with three trigger pulls with very reliable extraction.

“Adaptive Tactical’s EX Performance stock was chosen for Big Horn Armory’s AR500 rifle because it offers an estimated 30 percent felt recoil reduction over the nearest competitor. It is an extremely well made and durable buttstock that is perfectly suited to the recoil of the AR500,” commented Greg Buchel, President of Big Horn Armory.

The EX Performance M4-Style Stock is a high-impact polymer, collapsible, adjustable stock. The EX Performance M4-Style Stock includes an easy-to-reach rapid adjust lever for custom length-of-pull, giving the user better trigger control and performance capabilities. It also includes an integrated QD swivel attachment and molded in non-rust sling swivel attachment for secure mounting to various sling systems. A durable polymer construction with non-slip rubber recoil pad allows for maximum recoil absorption. The oversized extra strength adjustment pin and sleek industrial design makes this the perfect addition to your carbine.

Adaptive Tactical EX Performance M4-Style stock
Adaptive Tactical EX Performance M4-Style stock

“We are very happy to have been chosen by Big Horn Armory as their OEM stock provider for the AR500. Our stocks use an advanced design and high-impact, polymer construction that make this the ideal upgrade. Pairing our recoil reducing stock with the innovative AR500 is an ideal combination of performance and function,” commented Gary Cauble, VP of sales and marketing for Adaptive Tactical.

The EX Performance M4-Style Stock Features:

  • Designed for owner installation
  • M4-style stock with adjustable length-of-pull
  • Easy to reach rapid adjust lever
  • Integrated QD swivel attachment
  • Compatible with Mil-Spec sized extension tubes
  • Dimensions: 2” x 6” x 6 ¼”
  • Weight: 0.8 lbs.

Adaptive Tactical knows what their customers want and is continually striving to provide innovative, unique products for the range and at home. Interested to learn more about OEM opportunities with Adaptive Tactical? Call us at 208-442-8000.

To learn more about Big Horn Armory and the advanced features of the AR500 semi-auto rifle, visit www.bighornarmory.com. For more information on Adaptive Tactical, or for dealer inquiries, visit www.adaptivetactical.com.


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Adaptive Tactical’s design team, a proven leader in firearm stock and accessory innovation, led the way in award winning recoil dampening shotgun and rifle stocks and accessories. Manufacturers of the popular Sidewinder Venom™ mag-fed shotgun system and ADTAC stock systems, Adaptive offers products focused on improving speed, performance and versatility for military, LE, defense, range and competition applications. www.adaptivetactical.com

 

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Leaked Documents Show Facebook’s Post-Charlottesville Reckoning with American Nazis

“James Fields did nothing wrong,” the post on Facebook read, referring to the man who drove a car through a crowd protesting against white supremacy in Charlottesville in August 2017, killing one. The post accompanied an article from Squawker.org, a conservative website. In training materials given to its army of moderators, Facebook says the post is an example of content “praising hate crime,” and it and others like it should be removed.

But after Charlottesville Facebook {snip} pushed to re-educate its moderators about American white supremacists in particular, according to a cache of Facebook documents obtained by Motherboard.

The documents provide more specific insights into how Facebook views and classifies white supremacy and neo-Nazis, and how those views have evolved {snip}.

“Recent incidents in the United States (i.e. Charlottesville) have shown that there is potentially confusion about our hate org policies and the specific hate orgs in specific markets,” a training document for moderators created shortly after the protest, and obtained by Motherboard, reads.

One of the training documents includes a log of when Facebook has modified the material, including adding new examples of hate speech as the network identifies them. {snip}

In January, 5 months after Charlottesville, Facebook added slides discussing the company’s position on white nationalism, supremacy, and separatism. While it says Facebook does not allow praise, support, or representation of white supremacy, it does allow the same sort of positions for white nationalism and separatism, according to one of the slides obtained by Motherboard.

Explaining its motivation, another section of the document reads that nationalism is an “extreme right movement and ideology, but it doesn’t seem to be always associated with racism (at least not explicitly).” Facebook then acknowledges that “In fact, some white nationalists carefully avoid the term supremacy because it has negative connotations.”

{snip}

Another slide asks “Can you say you’re a racist on Facebook?”.

“No,” is the response. “By definition, as a racist, you hate on at least one of our characteristics that are protected.”

Facebook classifies hate groups, individuals, and high profile figures based on “strong, medium, and weak signals,” according to one of the documents focused on hate speech in America. A strong signal would be if the individual is a founder or prominent member of a hate organization (or, “h8 org”, in Facebook parlance); medium would include the name or symbol of a banned hate group, or using dehumanizing language against certain groups of people. Partnership or some form of alliance with a banned hate organization—including participating in rallies together, of particular relevance to events like Charlottesville—Facebook sees as a weak signal, as well as an individual receiving a guilty verdict for distributing forbidden propaganda material.

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In its policy clarification document around hate groups in America, Facebook specifically points to the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), United Klans of America, Aryan Nations, and several other groups that are either based in or are popular in the US. Another document, dated April of this year, includes many other white supremacist organizations from around the world, including Atomwaffen Division, a neo-Nazi group linked to several murders in the US. Another document explicitly says that Facebook does not consider every organization the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) flags a hate group as such. (In its statement Facebook said “Online extremism can only be tackled with strong partnerships which is why we continue to work closely with academics and organisations, including the Anti-Defamation League, to further develop and refine this process.”)

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In April, Facebook released a selection of rules for when it takes down content, including hate speech. {snip}

“Our policies against organised hate groups and individuals are longstanding and explicit—we don’t allow these groups to maintain a presence on Facebook because we don’t want to be a platform for hate. Using a combination of technology and people we work aggressively to root out extremist content and hate organisations from our platform,” Facebook added in its statement.

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Four teen suspects arrested in death of MD cop

UPDATE, 10:46 a.m. EST – Three more teens have been arrested in connection with the death of Baltimore police officer.

The four suspects are also believed to be linked to burglaries in the area, officials said Tuesday.

Police said the four suspects are all teenaged males.

No identities have been released.

A 16-year-old male was arrested earlier Tuesday morning in connection with the death of a Maryland police officer on Monday, after the officer was shot and possibly run over, and later died, officials said Tuesday.

An intense manhunt was underway Tuesday morning for the three additional suspects, authorities said.

The officer, who has been referred to as a female but has not yet been identified, was a four-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department.

The police officer died Monday while responding to a possible burglary.

Officials initially said there were four possible suspects at large who were believed to be “armed and dangerous.”

It was initially reported the officer was fatally shot. It was later learned that the officer might have been run over by a vehicle based on eyewitness accounts of the incident. It’s unclear whether or not the officer died because of the gunshot, being run over or a combination of both. The police officer has not been identified.

Baltimore County Police Cpl. Shawn Vinson said the officer, who has been referred to as a female, was responding to a possible burglary call around 2 p.m. when the incident took place. She was taken to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and died around 2:50 p.m., Vinson said.

“We cannot confirm her injuries right now. We probably won’t know for sure until an autopsy is performed,” Vinson said, KCRA reported.

The Maryland police officer was fatally shot Monday while responding to a call and investigating suspicious activity, officials said Monday afternoon.

The Baltimore County Police Department “received a call for a suspicious vehicle in the unit-block of Linwen Way, 21136. An officer has been injured and taken to a local hospital. Continue to searching for at least one armed suspect,” Baltimore County Public Safety tweeted Monday.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted out his condolences Monday.

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a Baltimore County Police Officer after she was shot in the line of duty today. Our prayers go out to this brave officer’s family, [Baltimore County Police and Fire] and the Baltimore County community,” he wrote.

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So Germany has come up with the perfect job for all those migrants

One of many problems plaguing Germany since their decision to essentially open their borders to hundreds of thousands of migrants from Syria and Iraq is how to get them employed and contributing to the local economy as part of their “assimilation.” As of a few months ago, officials estimate that more than 75% of the new arrivals are unemployed, collecting benefits and are “unlikely to find work” in the next ten years. Big problems such as this call for big solutions and the Germans think they’ve come up with a winner. What better job to give to these unemployed migrants than that of… being a truck driver. (Voice of Europe)

Due to an acute shortage of professional truck drivers the German trucking association has launched a new project to train asylum seekers for the job, Austria’s tabloid Wochenblick reports.

The project, which is named “The drive into your new future” intends to make it easier for asylum seekers to become truck drivers.

In this way, the German Red Cross (DRK) and the Logistics Organization (UVL) want to alleviate the shortage of truck drivers. The concept was developed together with the SVG Driving School North, reports newspaper DVZ.

During the training the candidates have to pass through two exams. In addition to its general suitability, the DRK also wants to check the language skills and the status of residence. In addition, a separate “refugee representative” should look after the participants during the three-year training.

I understand that we probably broke the sarcasm meter with this question long ago but I still have to ask… what could possibly go wrong?

To be fair, it’s not hard to understand why Germany might find themselves in need of more truck drivers. The unemployment rate there is currently down to roughly 3.6% so they’re close to what we would describe as “full employment.” Unless they’re paying their truck drivers exceptionally well it might be hard to attract new employees in that sort of market.

But does anyone else see why focusing on hiring these refugees in large numbers as truck drivers would have some of the population a bit on the nervous side? You may recall the story of Anis Amri, the asylum seeker who drove a truck into a crowd at high speed in Berlin shortly before Christmas in 2016, killing twelve pedestrians and injuring more than fifty others. While he wasn’t the first, he certainly seemed to popularize the ISIS endorsed strategy of using trucks as weapons of terror in countries around the world.

Even if you can get past the optics of loading up hundreds of German trucks with other asylum seekers, is this a productive way to fill those jobs? There’s probably a combination of factors involved, including both vetting and training, but the German program is requiring three years of training before the new drivers are ready to hit the roads on their own. In the United States, you can get a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with about three months of driving school and a short apprenticeship before you’re ready to go to work. It sounds like the Germans are going to be sinking a ton of money into each of these applicants just to get them situated in what is essentially a blue collar job.

Let’s give the Germans credit for trying to think outside the box and put some of these migrants to work. But if just one of them winds up taking their new commercial trucking license and using it to carry out an attack, Angela Merkel will be back on the hot seat once again.

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New movie to tell story of Fox News sexual harassment scandal – and guess who’s playing Megyn Kelly

A new film is being produced to tell the story of the sexual harassment scandal at Fox News exposed in recent years, and Charlize Theron will play Megyn Kelly in the clip.

The movie will reportedly track Kelly’s rise at the network from legal correspondent to her highly-acclaimed show, The Kelly File.

Former Fox hosts Gretchen Carlson, Greta Van Susteren, and Bill O’Reilly will also be depicted, along with the late Roger Ailes.

Fox became embroiled in a series of scandals starting in 2016 that resulted in the departure of a succession of high-profile hosts, along with the former and departed Chairman and CEO of Fox News and Fox Television stations, Roger Ailes.

In July of 2016, Gretchen Carlson filed suit against Mr. Ailes, claiming that she was terminated by the network for refusing his sexual advances. During an investigation of the claims, Kelly disclosed that she, too, had been harassed by Ailes ten years prior.

Kelly was reportedly asked to come to Ailes’ defense, and refused. She later explained in her book that the former CEO’s discussions toward her over the years always encompassed a combination of good advice but sexual innuendo, with the latter eventually escalating to a level that was indefensible. She also disclosed that his advances became physical in nature.

Ailes eventually resigned but more women continued to come forward with allegations of abuse against him and other high-profile Fox News employees — namely Bill O’Reilly, Eric Bolling and Charles Payne.

One of the accusers, Andrea Tantaros said, “Fox News masquerades as a defender of traditional family values, but behind the scenes, it operates like a sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult, steeped in intimidation, indecency and misogyny.”

In the meantime, the network has been making changes.

Last month, Fox News announced the appointment of their first female Chief Executive, Suzanne Scott, who has been with the company since its inception 22 years ago. She has been placed in the former post of Mr. Ailes, and is the only woman who heads a major cable network.

Scott was behind placing Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham in top spots for Fox News evening shows on the network.

 

 

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Don’t fall for employers’ whining about a ‘skills gap’ – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

There are about 6.5 million job openings in the U.S., a record high. The number of people looking for work without success is falling as well, and this combination means that the economy now has close to one active job seeker for every open job. The unemployment rate is below 4 percent — another indication that workers who are actively looking for jobs can find them.

Predictably, businesses are expressing concern. The National Federation of Independent Business survey reports that over one-third of small businesses have a job opening they can’t fill. Nearly one-quarter of all small-business owners claim that finding qualified workers is their “single most important business problem,” surpassing their objections to tax or regulatory burdens. Reflecting these worries, press reports are popping up about labor shortages.

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First, this is a good problem to have. A labor market in which businesses complain about the difficulty of finding workers is welcome news following the hardships suffered by workers in the Great Recession and its aftermath. If employers are chasing employees rather than the other way around, fantastic.

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Some initial reactions to the Iraqi election – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

The results of last Saturday’s national elections in Iraq may have been shocking, but they should not have been surprising.

Employees of the Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission check electronic counting device at a warehouse in Dohuk, Iraq May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

The place to start is with the turnout. Less than 45% of eligible voters cast a ballot. That is down from 62% in both 2010 and 2014. This is distressing, but widely expected. All of the reporting in the run up to the election indicated many Iraqis were choosing not to vote. The reason that Iraqis gave was very consistent: They were frustrated with their current crop of leaders, who they saw as having consistently failed to improve their wretched lives, but who continued to dominate politics to the exclusion of new faces, new voices, and concrete plans of action. Journalist after journalist warned that the turnout would be low because so many Iraqis had decided that the best way to register their anger at the entire Iraqi governing class was to not vote at all.

For several years now, Iraqis were telling anyone who would listen that they felt betrayed by their leadership for its corruption, indolence, and callous disregard for their misery. They protested in the streets, vented on social media, shouted from the rooftops, and said it to perfect strangers. Even in early 2016, I had found that Iraq’s three primary communities had become badly divided in their primary interests, and all of them felt alienated from the elite. Iraq’s Shi’a Arab community was focused on government reform, curbing corruption, and improving public services. Its Sunni Arabs wanted money for reconstruction, better political representation, and their fair share of Iraq’s economic benefits. And the Kurds wanted independence, in part for historical-cultural reasons and in part because they were sick of being treated like second-class citizens by the rest of Iraq. For all of them, defeating Da’ish/ISIS had become a secondary or even tertiary priority. Yet Iraq’s political class was wholly fixated on taking credit for the that victory and then divvying up the power pie in Baghdad.

All of this explains why Muqtada as-Sadr’s Sairoon Coalition appears to have won a plurality. First, the preliminary results suggest that as-Sadr’s support simply went down less than that of most other candidates, parties, and coalitions. Part of that relates to the fierce support that his family name still elicits among many Iraqi Shi’a, who remember his father, Muhammad Sadiq as-Sadr, and his uncle, Muhammad Baqir as-Sadr, as revered Ayatollahs and sources of emulation. That is a loyalty that has been transferred to Muqtada. Second, especially in recent years, Sadr has cultivated a status as an arch-Iraqi nationalist and the champion of average Iraqis. Sadr has repeatedly encouraged his supporters to mount large public demonstrations to demand an end to corruption, more responsive administration, more government services, and more effective bureaucracy. All of this made Sadr the most authentic voice for average Shi’a Iraqis and that consistent stance was rewarded in this election.

All that notwithstanding, Sadr did not win by much. In 2010, Ayad Allawi’s Iraqiyya won 91 seats and Nuri al-Maliki’s State of Law won 89. Sadr’s Sairoon looks like it will win about 55 seats this time, which will make it nothing but first-among-equals.  Hadi al-Ameri’s Fatah, and Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi’s Nasr, look like they will win close to that number — perhaps 54 and 52 seats respectively according to some sources. Moreover, Maliki’s State of Law, Allawi’s Wataniya, and Ammar al-Hakim’s Hikma should all garner at least 20 seats. (Hikma may win far more according to some reports.)

Iraqi supporters of Sairun list celebrate with portraits of Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, after results of Iraq’s parliamentary election were announced in Baghdad, Iraq May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

What that ultimately demonstrates is that those Iraqis who did show up at the polls really could not agree on a clear favorite because there was no candidate who convinced large numbers of voters that he or she had both the will and the skill to tackle Iraq’s countless challenges and remake the government so that it provided for its people, rather than just lining the pockets of its politicians.  Inevitably, such confusion begets political fragmentation and that is really what this vote produced. Which is why the election itself is nothing but a prologue to the real political action. The vote was just an appetizer. The main course of Iraqi politics is always the process of government formation that follows.

Unfortunately, because Iraq’s political system is so flawed, government formation can take months and produce an outcome completely at variance with the vote itself. That could easily be the case here. By winning a plurality, it is likely that Sadr’s coalition will become part of the future government coalition, although even that isn’t guaranteed. Since Sadr only won such a narrow plurality, his ability to determine that coalition — let alone dictate and dominate it — is going to be very limited.

In the coming weeks, and probably on into months, Iraq’s politicians are likely to try out every single possible governing coalition, reject every one of them, and then try them all again. Which one ultimately emerges as the winning combination is anyone’s guess. Sairoon may end up choosing the prime minister and holding other key governmental posts, or it could get shut out completely. Prime Minister Abadi could easily retain power as a reasonable compromise candidate. The Iranians might squeeze the various Shi’a parties until they ultimately agree to Tehran’s preferred candidate — whoever that might be — as they eventually did in 2010. Or the Iraqi politicians might fail to agree and after many, many months of deadlock, pick a total unknown as a placeholder unthreatening to everyone, which is how we got Maliki back in 2005.

The most interesting and important question of all, however, is not who becomes prime minister with what coalition now. It is what happens when that person and that government fail to deliver the better governance that the Iraqi people so desperately desire and that drove their behavior in this election. Because it is all-too likely that they will fail, especially since the United States seems uninterested in providing the kind of help and guidance that would probably be necessary for them to have a reasonable prospect of success.

In a year, or two, or three, when the government remains just as corrupt, impotent, and dominated by Iran as it is today, what then will the Iraqi people do? Will they storm the barricades to demand a change of leadership (or government)? Will they fatalistically accept their miserable lot, give up on politics altogether, and so leave the field entirely open to the worst of Iraq’s leaders to employ bribes and violence to take what they want? Or will they find some third way, as yet unknown?

Given their long suffering, their poignant faith in democracy, and their willingness to endure in hope that someday things will improve, the Iraqi people deserve better than what they are likely to get from this election and the politicking that will follow. Unfortunately, it seems unlikely that they will.

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