For the third consecutive year, Warfighter Tobacco Co. is at the IPCPR Convention & Trade Show and while there were not many new products other than a new sampler and a new lancero vitola, there was still quite a bit of news. The veteran-owned cigar company not only relocated its corporate offices from Nebraska to San Antonio earlier this year and now all of its products include UPC tags to make things easier on retailers and consumers alike.

The booth was scaled down a bit from last year—if there were any sand bags around, I did not see them—but Warfighter did add a huge back wall complete with logo art. There were also no couches compared to 2018, although there was still plenty of seating at tables for those that needed it.

.50 Cal Garrison Oscruo Maduro Lancero

The newest vitola in the .50 Cal Garrison Oscruo Maduro line, the 7 x 38 lancero is packaged in boxes of 50.

  • Wrapper: Honduras (Habano Oscuro Maduro)
  • Binder: Nicaragua (Connecticut)
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Warfighter .50 Cal Garrison Oscruo Maduro Lancero (7 x 38) — $9.70 (Box of 30, $291)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: July 2019

Toro Six-Pack Sampler

Priced at $57 and shipping to retailers now, the new sampler box is designed to look like an M14 magazine and includes one of each of the company’s six lines in a 6 x 52 toro vitola.

.50 Cal Garrison Oscruo Maduro Minuteman Five-Pack

This five-pack that is shipping now priced at $29.95 each includes five 4 x 44 cigars in the .50 Cal Garrison Oscruo Maduro blend.

Abrams 120mm Ashtray

One of the more unique items I saw during the show, Warfighter’s Abrams 120mm ashtray is actually made up of a heavy steal expended base of a round from the tank’s gun.

Each ashtray is priced at $125, and company spokesperson Scott Jansen told me that they are made to order since the supply is dependent on them finding previously shot rounds.

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Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.
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Brooks Whittington

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.