Shooting Sports & Archery Trade

Vibra-Tite products for the Shooting Sports Industry

Here at Vibra-Tite we specialize in the formulation and manufacturing of adhesives, sealants, lubricants and more. Our products are utilized throughout the world on applications ranging from spacecraft and satellites to your grandmas porcelain figurine collection. When it comes to the shooting sports industry, we have a great selection of materials which will help you keep your equipment working right and save you some money vs brand name products.

Firearms

vibra-tite vc-3 ar-15

REUSABLE THREADLOCKER

Hot-Lock High temp threadlocker

EXTREME TEMP THREADLOCKER

vibra-tite 111 threadlocker

ANAEROBIC THREADLOCKER

388 product

SHOCK RESISTANT GLUE

Archery

vc-3 for archery

REUSABLE THREADLOCKER

vibra-tite 111 threadlocker

ANAEROBIC THREADLOCKER

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ARROW INSERT GLUE

FLETCHING GLUE

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Vibra-Tite VC-3 Ajustable & Reusable Threadlocker

Is a blend of acrylic resins which once applied to a fastener and air dried, creates a soft thread locking material. VC-3’s vibration absorbing characteristics keep fasteners isolated from their assembly, preventing loosening. A major feature of VC-3 vs traditional threadlockers is that it can be easily adjusted, removed, and reused.

Why it works

Vibra-Tite VC-3 Threadmate is one of the most versatile firearm threadlockers available on the market. Unlike traditional liquid lockers which cure to form a hard bond, VC-3 is a blend of resins designed to remain flexible and absorb vibration. This unique difference makes VC-3 coated fasteners truly adjustable, removable, and reusable. If applied to a metal part first and fully dried, it can be installed into nearly any plastic part.

VC-3 vs Split-ring Lock Washer

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Applications

  • As a firearm threadlocker VC-3 acts like a shock absorber, isolating the screw from the gun frame while dampening vibration, making it perfect for:
    • scope rings
    • sights
    • picatinny rails
    • laser guides
    • mounted pistol lights
    • custom grips
  • Prevents the screw from rotating loose, yet always remains flexible allowing it to be adjusted, removed, and reused.
  • Also widely used in the archery trade for the securing of bow fasteners and broad-heads.

Features

  • An acrylic polymer that dampens and absorbs vibration
  • Will not harden like anaerobic threadlockers
  • Works with metal, wood, plastic* (Nylon, PPE, PP) and more
  • Fasteners are easily adjusted, removed and reused
  • Works on fasteners of any shape or size; From tiny eyeglass screws to large construction bolts and on internal or external threads
  • If your firearm or accessory came with a threadlocker pre-applied, we also manufacture and process fasteners for firearm manufacturers around the world. To learn more about this process visit our ND Industries website.

*Allow the VC-3 to thoroughly dry before coming into contact with plastic.

Vibra-Tite Anaerobic Threadlockers

Cure in the absence of air and the presence of an active metal. They come in a wide variety of formulas, from low strength for small fasteners, to high temperature and high strength for larger bolts and non-removable applications. Specific anaerobic formulas can also be wicked into pre-installed parts.

Why it works

Because anaerobic threadlockers cure to a hard bond, they can be great for securing a wide range of fastener types. The primary concern when performing maintenance on shooting sports equipment fasteners is to not over apply or choose a threadlocker with too high a strength. The smaller the fastener, the harder an anaerobic can be to “break” free when servicing. Even a low strength material on a very small fastener can require heat to remove.

vibra-tite 111 threadlocker

121 Cure Time vs Substrate

Applications

Honestly, most of the time you should just use VC-3. However if you ever run into applications where you need temperature resistance over 165°F, never plan to remove the fastener, or need immediate installation, then switch to anaerobics.

Features

  • Unitizes assembly
  • Locks and seals threaded fasteners
  • Performs better than lock washers
  • Alleviates rust-lock
  • Prevents leakage

Formulas

  • Vibra-Tite 111 Low Strength for small fasteners and removablity
  • Vibra-Tite 121 Medium Strength for medium fasteners and removablilty
  • Vibra-Tite 122 Medium Strength for Oil Tolerance
  • Vibra-Tite 123 Medium Strength for Oil Tolerance and High Temps
  • Vibra-Tite 131 High Strength for Large Fasteners and Permanent locking
  • Vibra-Tite 132 High Strength Oil Tolerance
  • Vibra-Tite 137 High Strength High Temp
  • Vibra-Tite 140 High Strength
  • Vibra-Tite 146 High Strength Large Diameter
  • Vibra-Tite 150 Medium Strength Wicking

Hot-Lock™ Extreme Temp Threadlocker

Vibra-Tite Hot-lock™ is a medium-high strength, ceramic-based threadlocker which exhibits unparalleled temperature resistance up to 2000°F and excellent performance across many different substrate finishes.

Why it works

Hot-lock will lock threaded joints in place at temperatures where standard threadlockers would disintegrate. Applications include muzzle brakes / recoil compensators, suppressors and other threaded muzzle devices.

Hot-Lock High temp threadlocker

Hot-Lock Breakaway Torque

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Applications

  • A ceramic-based threadlocker that locks threaded barrel devices at extreme high temperatures.
  • Prevents the screw from rotating loose under extreme heat and vibration / shock.
  • Works with many different substrate finishes.

Features

  • Performs well under extreme heat
  • Unitizes assembly
  • Locks and seals threaded fasteners
  • Performs better than lock washers
  • Alleviates rust-lock
  • Prevents leakage

Vibra-Tite 388 Black Super Glue

388 Black is a rubber-toughened super glue that provides superior shock and thermal resistance. It’s superior bonding quality make it an excellent choice for shotgun sights, beads, sight ramps and more. This rubberized formula helps to absorb the shock of discharge, allowing for a better, longer lasting bond. 388 Black works on metal, rubber and plastics.

Why it works

388 Black is a low viscosity super glue formulated to bond non-threaded rifle and shotgun parts. To help these parts remain bonded in place, rubber has been added to absorb the discharge vibration. In addition, the rubber-toughened formula is designed to stand-up to the weather elements, so whether you’re hunting in the rain, snow or sun, the bond remains strong.

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388 Black Strength at Temp

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Applications

A great alternative to soldering, 388 Black provides a strong bond and vibration resistance, allowing for a better, stronger bond. This formula cures matte black so it blends nicely with blued steel. 388 Black is typically used on sights, sight ramps, & collars, but can be used on anything that you want to bond long-term. Works well on metal, rubber and plastic.

Military Specs: Mil-A-46050C Type II, Class 2

Features

  • Rubber Toughened
  • Versatile Bonding
  • Military Grade
  • Quick Cure
  • Medium Viscosity

Vibra-Tite 310 Arrow Insert Glue

310 Arrow Insert Glue is a rubber-toughened super glue formulated to absorb vibration on impact and keep your inserts secured to the arrow shaft.

Why it works

310 Arrow Insert Glue is a single component black, high viscosity, rubber-toughened ethyl cyanoacrylate adhesive. Provides superior shock and thermal resistance when bonding in harsh environments.

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310 Arrow Insert Glue Strength at Temp

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Applications

  • Bow and Crossbow arrow inserts

Features

  • Rubber-toughened
  • Versatile Bonding
  • Commercial Spec: A-A097 Type II – Class 4

Vibra-Tite 316 Fletching Glue

316 Fletching Glue is a medium to high viscosity super glue formulated for arrow fletching.

Why it works

A single component medium to high viscosity cyanoacrylate with extended drying times for filling large gaps with absorbent materials. Will bond most plastics, rubbers, and metals and is perfect for adhering fletching to arrow shafts.

Applications

316 Fletching Glue was formulated with a higher viscosity, allowing it to sit on a narrow shaft without running off, making it ideal for fletching installation. With a fixture time of 40 seconds, you can prep your arrows and get on with the hunt quickly.

Features

  • Gap filling
  • Works well with absorbent material
  • Dries clear
  • Commercial Spec: A-A3097 Type II – Class 3

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RICK PAYNE - VIBRA-TITE SALES REP

National OEM Account Manager for Shooting Sports and Archery Trade, Vibra-Tite.

Results-oriented and dynamic Sales and Marketing Professional with successful and comprehensive experience in sales, sales management, territory development and strategic planning. Expert in sporting goods in the outdoor arena coupled with 38 years experience in hunting and shooting industry. Skilled in public speaking, television marketing, and working with outdoor writers.  Extensive product development experience through collaborations with designers and vendors.

  • Adept and well-versed in analyzing competitive landscapes, designing market strategies and quickly driving market and brand awareness
  • Consistently successful in cultivating and securing new business, developing and building strong sales teams and surpassing sales goals
  • Recognized for professionalism, positive mental attitude, commitment to excellence and demonstrated ability to communicate and work with senior management, associates, and customers
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, coupled with vision and business acumen to increase bottom-line profits and reduce costs
  • Effective written and verbal skills from both business and client base perspectives
  • X Class A Guide License in State of Alaska (#A-529)
  • Additional hunting experience: Hunting, trap, skeet, clay shooting, archery, muzzle loading, hand guns, and reloading

Phone: 217-283-7067    Email: rpayne@vibra-tite.com