Volume 26, Number 2 February/March 2018
 
 

Archive for the ‘News Briefs’ category


Lodge Chair, Browning Lodge Chair

Browning Camping is proud to release the Lodge Chair, a new ergonomically designed chair for recreational use.

Browning Camping Marketing Manager Sarah Brune says, “When you come back to camp or the lodge after a long day of hunting, you want a comfortable place to relax. The Lodge chair has the cozy feel you can appreciate after a hard hunt. And with a great price point and portability, it is a perfect addition to your next camp.”

The new, versatile Lodge Chair features a wide sling-like seat for maximized comfort and relaxation- ideal for chilling at your campsite, tailgate, backyard barbeques and more. Constructed of durable 420D polyester honeycomb fabric with a nylon mesh center, air circulation helps regulate your body temperature on hot, humid days. The Lodge Chair boasts a steel powder-coated frame, which will hold up to 300 pounds. The gold color trims and frame boldly complement the conservative black and grey body, making the Lodge Chair an eye-catching piece to add to your outdoor furniture collection. Easy, compact folding and an included shoulder carry bag make it easy to bring along for all of your outings. The Lodge Chair is priced affordably at MSRP $59.99.

For more information about the Lodge Chair and the full line of products Browning Camping has to offer, visit www.browningcamping.com.

ALPS Brands is a proud licensee and distributor of Browning Camping.

ALPS OutdoorZ, an ALPS Brands Company
Beginning in 1993 with the establishment of ALPS Mountaineering, ALPS Brands is a continuously growing and expanding group of companies dedicated to developing and manufacturing high quality, performance-driven outdoor products. Currently making up the ALPS Brands family of companies are ALPS Mountaineering, ALPS OutdoorZ, Delta Waterfowl Gear, Browning Camping and Cedar Ridge.

Using the experience and knowledge gained from manufacturing high quality camping and backpacking gear under ALPS Mountaineering, ALPS Brands established ALPS OutdoorZ in 2007 with the mission of developing affordable, performance-driven hunting gear. Ten years after releasing their first group of hunting products, ALPS OutdoorZ has grown to offer packs, furniture, gun cases, sleeping bags and ground blinds. Brought together by a shared passion for wildlife and conservation, ALPS OutdoorZ is a proud sponsor and licensee of Delta Waterfowl, RMEF and NWTF products. ALPS OutdoorZ items are sold and distributed in the best camping, backpacking and outdoor dealers throughout the entire US and Canada. For more information, please visit  ALPSOUTDOORZ.COM

 
 



GENESEO, IL. (02/22/18) – Springfield Armory is providing 100 lucky winners an opportunity to win the ultimate every day carry (EDC) package. Springfield Armory has partnered with seven brands, including Viridian Weapon Technologies, in an effort to give our customers everything they need to be safe, well-practiced and prepared when they choose to carry concealed.

winners, Giveaway, SpringfieldArmor

Viridian’s Grip Laser package will be available for 100 winners of the new 911 .380.

Running from January 22nd through February 28th, participants can enter online for a chance to take home Springfield Armory’s new 911 .380, a 6-round magazine, and a 7-round magazine in addition to the two magazines that come standard with the pistol, and a Springfield Armory hat.

Plus, winners will receive Viridian’s first-ever Grip Laser, exclusively available for the Springfield Amory 911 .380. The green laser sight is packaged with the 100 prize units of the 911, and is delivered pre-installed on the gun. The Grip Laser is grip activated and can be set to an easy-to-target constant beam, or a pulse mode.

The EDC winning packages also include products from Kershaw Knives, Crossbreed Holsters, Propper, Personal Defense Network, Federal Ammunition, and Action Target.

To enter, visit: www.springfield-armory.com/resources/giveaways/. Winners will be announced at the completion of the giveaway.

For more information about the new Springfield Armory 911 .380, please visit www.springfield-armory.com.

About Springfield Armory®
In 1794, the original Springfield Armory was designated as our national armory by General George Washington, and began manufacturing muskets for the defense of our young, free Republic.  This monumental institution went on to serve as a think tank for developing innovative firearms concepts and producing some of the most storied rifle platforms in our country’s history.  The Armory functioned as a firearms supplier for every major American conflict until 1968 when the government sadly closed its doors. In 1974, two centuries after its inception, Springfield Armory Inc. in Geneseo, IL revived the iconic heritage of the Armory to carry on its legacy and restore the Springfield Armory name.

Springfield Armory Inc. engineers, manufactures and assembles their high-quality 1911, 911, SAINT® AR-15 and legendary M1A™ lines of firearms in Geneseo, Illinois. Since 2001, Springfield Armory has enjoyed a strategic, collaborative partnership with the state-of-the-art factory in Croatia working hand-in-hand to develop and engineer the multiple award-winning line of XD® polymer pistols that have become staples in the US marketplace. We strive to honor this responsibility as guardians of the original Springfield Armory legacy by manufacturing the highest quality firearms to enable responsible citizens to preserve their right to keep and bear arms in the defense of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

With an unmatched emphasis on craftsmanship, performance and exceptional customer service, our mission is to forge superior firearms and provide the tools necessary to defend individual freedoms and equality for those who embrace the rights and principles secured by our Founding Fathers.  For more information, please visit us at: springfield-armory.com.

 
 



Title, Nikon Title Sponsor of NRL

Melville, NY (February 20, 2018) – Nikon has announced that it will become the first-ever Title Sponsor of the NRL (National Rifle League) for the approaching 2018 season. The NRL Presented by Nikon will host 15 national-level precision rifle matches beginning February 23, 2018, and the season will culminate at the NRL Presented by Nikon Championships October 19-21, 2018.

Nikon celebrated its 100th Year Anniversary in 2017 with the introduction of its flagship BLACK precision optics line and has more than doubled the size of the line for 2018. The new BLACK FX1000 match grade FFP riflescope and BLACK RANGEX 4K 4,000 yard rangefinder—combined with the NRL Title Sponsorship—demonstrate Nikon’s commitment to the competitive shooting sports.

According to Nikon’s Sr. Manager; SRO Sales & Operations, Jeremy Bentham, “Nikon is proud to be partnering with the NRL for 2018 and we are looking forward to working to promote the sport together.” The NRL is recognized for its support of competitive rifle shooting and of the athletes who are participants.

Title, Nikon Title Sponsor of NRL

“Nikon is a world-renowned optics manufacturer and with the introduction of the new BLACK line we are thrilled to have the opportunity to work together to help grow the precision rifle sports. We could not be more excited to be partnered with Nikon in 2018 and look forward to a very successful season,” stated Travis Ishida, President of the National Rifle League.

About Nikon
Nikon Inc. is the U.S. distributor of Nikon sports and recreational optics, world-renowned Nikon 35mm cameras, digital cameras, speedlights and accessories, Nikkor lenses and electronic imaging products.
For more information on Nikon’s full line of Riflescopes, Reflex/Red Dot Sights, Binoculars, Rangefinder Binocular, Fieldscopes, and Laser Rangefinders, visit www.NikonSportOptics.com

About National Rifle League
National Rifle League is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the growth and education of precision rifle shooting through a range of outdoors-related public interest activities. These activities are designed to develop marksmanship skills for those participating in the shooting sports, and to educate the public about firearm safety.

Its mission is to enable growth in the competitive shooting sports, for those who have aspiration for their communities, their businesses, families, and themselves. National Rifle League supports them on their journey from ambition to achievement. And therefore, it is so proud to support match directors and competitive shooting athletes as they represent all of us over the United States. For more information, please visit www.nationalrifleleague.org.

 
 



teams, TrueTimber New Marketing Team

INMAN, S.C. – February 21, 2018 – TrueTimber announces a new partnership with The Murray Road Agency and CMG Marketing and Events. The teams will handle all marketing, public relations, media buying, social media, partnership and related duties and act as an extension of the TrueTimber team.

TrueTimber is a rapidly growing camouflage and lifestyle brand, finished goods manufacturer and raw materials supplier. The company offers everything from fabric by the yard to the latest technologies in hydrographics. It has formed relationships and partnerships with hard goods manufacturers, accessories and apparel companies in all categories of the shooting and hunting industry. TrueTimber patterns and products can also be found in countless other markets and continues to expand its presence to new channels.

“We’re happy the Murray Road and CMG teams are on board at TrueTimber,” said TrueTimber Founder and CEO Rusty Sellars. “Their experience in the hunting and shooting sports makes work with our existing partners turnkey. The new team will be directly responsible for taking the TrueTimber brand and products to new levels. Our growth plans are very aggressive and we need to quickly expand our marketing presence and sales support. Activation with several other brands and companies in the fishing, power sports, racing, food and beverage and other categories will also fall under the new marketing team’s area of responsibility.”

TrueTimber camouflage and hunting products can be found at retailers across the nation. A related lifestyle brand and complete product line with partners like Mountain Dew builds inroads to huge audiences across many markets as well.

“We’re thrilled to partner with TrueTimber,” said Murray Road owner Tim Brandt. “Rusty and the team have achieved substantial and impressive growth. Their presence in the hunting, shooting and outdoor space continues to expand. They are also well-known in several other markets and industries. We look forward to supporting their sales efforts and driving new marketing initiatives.”

To learn more about groundbreaking TrueTimber camouflage offerings, performance hunting apparel and lifestyle clothing, accessories and a full suite of additional services, visit www.TrueTimber.com

About TrueTimber
Founded in 2005, TrueTimber is based in Inman, South Carolina and is the most realistic, performance-driven camouflage brand in the industry. TrueTimber offers a wide variety of clothing items and accessories featuring leading hunting camouflage patterns. The company is also provides fabric by the yard (27 different patterns), apparel, finished goods and printing services, including hydrographics. TrueTimber and licensee products can be found in retailers across the United States and Canada. TrueTimber partnerships span numerous industries and it continues to be one of the fastest growing camouflage companies in the world. For more information about TrueTimber, visit www.TrueTimber.com.

 
 



Shoot Like a Girl is proud to welcome Lyman and looks forward to sharing A-Zoom products with women shooters
Athens, AL – February 20, 2018 – Shoot Like A Girl is excited to announce A-Zoom, a division of Lyman, has signed on as a corporate parter. Lyman, founded in 1878, leads the shooting sports industry in creating products to aid in the training and precision of both long and short gun shooters at any level. Known for their innovation and efficiency, Lyman products are the top producers in their field, and Shoot Like A Girl is honored to add them to their great team of Corporate Partners.

Corporate, Corporate Partner, Shoot Like a Girl, Lyman Logo

Liz Friedmann, Marketing Manager at Lyman Products, says, “Lyman Products is very excited to be joining the team of supporters for the Shoot Like A Girl project. One of our major product lines, A-Zoom Snap Caps, is a training aid used by firearms instructors worldwide. Our company is proud to have our A-Zoom Snap Caps help women around the country learn to handle and use firearms safely and effectively. I was lucky enough to learn how to shoot in the US Army and I am always excited to help other women learn that firearms are not something to be afraid of when handled properly. Learning to shoot is very empowering for women and I think that programs such as Shoot Like A Girl offer a fantastic, pressure-free opportunity for women to challenge themselves and succeed in a whole new arena.”

With the ease of use that comes with A-Zoom, Shoot Like A Girl will be able to introduce these to every level of woman shooter, from novice to professional.  “A-Zoom Snap Caps are the perfect product to use in the introduction of shooting sports, we can show women how to load and unload the guns on display from our Corporate Partners, and mimic common concerns new shooters have like stovepipes. We are thrilled to have them on our team!” says Karen Butler, President of Shoot Like A Girl.

The addition of Lyman’s A-Zoom snap caps will enhance Shoot Like A Girl’s capability to empower women to participate in shooting sports with confidence. Together these two brands will have an even greater impact on the growth of women in shooting sports and increase proficiency in shooters at all levels with exposure to A-Zoom training aids.

For sponsorship information or to learn more about SLG2, visit Shoot Like A Girl online, or visit at Facebook and Twitter.

About Shoot Like A Girl
Shoot Like A Girl is the industry leader in growing the number of women in shooting sports by giving women across the country the experience of shooting a pistol, rifle, and bow in a safe controlled women friendly environment, that empowers them with the confidence they can shoot. Please recognize the following Shoot Like A Girl Corporate Partners who enable them to grow the number of women in shooting sports and change lives, one shot at a time:

Cabela’s, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Beretta, Tikka, Charter Arms, Colt, GLOCK, Magpul, Savage, Pelter Sport, Truglo, Lyman, Trijicon, Thermacell, Mossy Oak, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Beman, Federal Premium Ammunition, Hoppes, Elite Archery and Scott Archery, Mathews, Hoyt, BowTech, Neet Archery Products, S & S Outdoors, Loyal Dog Food,and Upper Canyon Outfitters

 
 



MasterPiece Arms looks to offer its MPA BA Rifles and Chassis Systems to the law enforcement and military markets with the aid of Brown.

Comer, Ga. (February 2018) – MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA BA Rifles and Chassis Systems, is pleased to announce the hiring of Trinity Brown as MPA’s new Law Enforcement / Military Sales Coordinator. Brown joins MPA with nearly two decades of law enforcement experience. After leaving law enforcement in 2014, he began to work at Bud’s Gun Shop and Range in management and became very familiar with the day-to-day dynamic of firearm sales. As MPA’s brand continues to grow, it is in a perfect position to expand its offerings of high quality and precision-built rifles and chassis systems to the law enforcement and military markets. Brown will aid in this effort.

Brown, Trinity Brown Joins MasterPiece Arms

“I’ve known Trinity for awhile now as he also is a member of our Precision Rifle Series (PRS) team. Not only is he a great marksman and person in general, but he is also a great salesman. Before hiring him to our team, he was the number one MPA firearms salesman nationwide. That, in addition to his deep knowledge of the law enforcement market, is a winning combination that will help bring the MPA brand to the forefront of the law enforcement and military sectors,” commented Phil Cashin, MPA President.

“I am excited to be joining the MPA team and am looking forward to combining my experience in law enforcement with my sales skills to help expand MPA and familiarize fellow officers with the brand,” remarked Brown. “I am looking forward to being a part of this company’s success.”

A current member of Team MPA, Brown finished the 2017 PRS season 76th Overall. He started competing in 2010 in Law Enforcement / Military competitions and has won first place in unknown distance events, third in long distance and cold bore events and first in the night event at the Gastonia Sniper Challenge.

Brown has over 500 hours of specialized law enforcement sniper / designated marksman training, included Designated Marksman / Dignitary Protection Operations and LE Precision Rifle Instructor certifications. He is also a standard firearms instructor and a certified Tennessee State handgun instructor.

For more information on MasterPiece Arms and their product line of rifles, chassis systems and accessories, visit www.masterpiecearms.com.

About MasterPiece Arms
MasterPiece Arms main offices, located in Comer, Georgia, combines quality engineering and state-of-the-art manufacturing to design and produce firearms, such as highly successful BA Rifles and Chassis Systems. MasterPiece Arms uses high accuracy CNC machining, turning, barrel making, laser cutting and bending in its manufacturing process controlled by their ISO9002/TS16949 Registered Quality System.

MPA engineers test and retest our weapons to provide customers with one of the most enjoyable guns available. With versatile uses such as personal and home protection, long range shooting, hunting and tactical interests, MPA products are one of a kind and backed by a lifetime warranty for original owners. Learn more about MasterPiece Arms products at www.masterpiecearms.com.

MasterPiece Arms is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MasterPieceArms.

 
 



lead-free, Ferderal Premium lead-free catalyst

ANOKA, Minnesota – February 12, 2018 – Federal Premium is proud to secure a significant domestic military ammunition contract award. The U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane Division, operated under the U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command, committed to a five-year contract beginning in 2018 for the delivery of up to $20 million in 40-caliber frangible training rounds featuring Federal Premium’s lead-free Catalyst high-performance primer.

Unlike other lead-free primers, clean-burning Catalyst is not hygroscopic, so it won’t absorb ignition-inhibiting moisture and always delivers the most reliable ignition possible. In addition to surefire performance, Catalyst fuels a more efficient powder burn, improving the consistency of bullet velocities.

“We’re proud the U.S. Navy for this important contract,” said Jason Nash, Senior Director of Marketing. “Our Catalyst lead-free priming technology is a major breakthrough and we’re excited to see it used by those that protect our freedom.”

Headquartered in Anoka, Minnesota, Federal Premium has been providing hunters and shooters with high-quality rimfire, centerfire and shotshell ammunition since 1922. It pioneered the Premium category of ammunition and is a world-leading ammunition manufacturer.

Federal Premium is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Federal Premium, go to www.federalpremium.com.

About Vista Outdoor Inc.
Vista Outdoor is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. The company operates in two segments, Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products, and has a portfolio of well-recognized brands that provides consumers with a wide range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products for individual outdoor recreational pursuits. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. Vista Outdoor is headquartered in Utah and has manufacturing operations and facilities in 13 U.S. States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico along with international customer service, sales and sourcing operations in Asia, Australia, Canada, and Europe. For news and information, visit www.vistaoutdoor.com or follow us on Twitter @VistaOutdoorInc and Facebook at www.facebook.com/vistaoutdoor.

 
 



Kurt Worden, Crosman

Bloomfield, NY – Crosman Corporation announced that Kurt Worden has joined the company as Director of Sales for LaserMax Products. Kurt is a seasoned sales and marketing executive with over 20 years of experience in servicing customers and driving organizational revenue growth.

“I’m honored to join Crosman Corp and be part of a company with a deep tradition of developing product innovation with all of its categories,” said Kurt. “I am looking forward to bringing these technology advances to our customers to ensure we continue to bring solutions that will help our consumers train and protect themselves better.”

Prior to joining Crosman, Kurt Worden spent three years at Beretta as Director of Sales, retail chains. Kurt has also held a number of sales leadership roles at various companies including a stint at LaserMax from 2012-2015, prior to Crosman’s acquisition of the commercial business.

“The LaserMax family of products leads the market in terms of innovative, quality laser aiming solutions,” said Steve Upham, Senior Vice President of Sales. “We are confident that the addition of Kurt Worden to the team will give us the dedicated focus to be able to grow our business with the retail channel as well as further develop our strategic partnerships with firearms manufacturers.”

Kurt will be based in the Crosman corporate headquarters in East Bloomfield, New York.

About Crosman
Since its founding in 1923, Crosman has been driven by the steadfast pursuit of quality and innovation. Crosman’s history is rooted in the airgun industry, where today Crosman remains the market leader in airguns, airgun ammunition, and consumables. In addition to airguns, Crosman has a diversified product lineup in the outdoor sporting goods industry that includes airsoft, firearms optics and laser aiming devices under the Lasermax brand, and archery products under the CenterPoint brand. Crosman is a subsidiary of Compass Diversified Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CODI). For more information visit www.crosman.com or contact Jay Duncan at jduncan@crosman.com.

 
 



Springfield Armory’s popular rebate promotion is back for a limited time.

GENESEO, IL. (02/01/18) – Springfield Armory® is pleased to announce the M1A Gear Up Promotion. Buyers who purchase any new Springfield Armory® M1A™ rifle between February 1, 2018, and May 31, 2018, are eligible to receive $165 worth of magazines from the company.

Promotion, Springfield Armory Rebate Promotion

The M1A Gear Up Promotion offers consumers three additional steel, mil-spec 20-round magazines for their new rifle. This includes all M1A models, and includes Match rifles. For consumers in restricted states, you are eligible to receive three additional steel, mil-spec 10-round magazines compliant with your state.

“We have had promotions like this recently for our handguns, but we wanted to honor our rich tradition of rifle craftsmanship by offering our M1A customers the same exciting rebate opportunity,” explained CEO Dennis Reese.

Customers can either mail the Gear Up Promotion form, with proof of purchase, or for faster service, they can initiate the redemption process online at springfieldpromo.com. Visiting the program website minimizes customers’ turnaround time by ensuring their rebates are processed sooner. The estimated processing and delivery time for the Gear Up promotion is between 8-12 weeks.

For more information, please visit springfieldpromo.com.

Springfield Armory® reserves the right to substitute items of similar value if necessary.

For more information about the new Springfield Armory products, please visit www.springfield-armory.com.

About Springfield Armory®
In 1794, the original Springfield Armory was designated as our national armory by General George Washington, and began manufacturing muskets for the defense of our young, free Republic.  This monumental institution went on to serve as a think tank for developing innovative firearms concepts and producing some of the most storied rifle platforms in our country’s history.  The Armory functioned as a firearms supplier for every major American conflict until 1968 when the government sadly closed its doors. In 1974, two centuries after its inception, Springfield Armory Inc. in Geneseo, IL revived the iconic heritage of the Armory to carry on its legacy and restore the Springfield Armory name.

Springfield Armory Inc. engineers, manufactures and assembles their high-quality 1911, 911, SAINT® AR-15 and legendary M1A™ lines of firearms in Geneseo, Illinois. Since 2001, Springfield Armory has enjoyed a strategic, collaborative partnership with the state-of-the-art factory in Croatia working hand-in-hand to develop and engineer the multiple award-winning line of XD® polymer pistols that have become staples in the US marketplace. We strive to honor this responsibility as guardians of the original Springfield Armory legacy by manufacturing the highest quality firearms to enable responsible citizens to preserve their right to keep and bear arms in the defense of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

With an unmatched emphasis on craftsmanship, performance and exceptional customer service, our mission is to forge superior firearms and provide the tools necessary to defend individual freedoms and equality for those who embrace the rights and principles secured by our Founding Fathers.  For more information, please visit us at: springfield-armory.com.

 
 



San Antonio, Texas (February 5, 2018) – J. P. Sauer & Sohn, Germany’s oldest gunmaker, extends its line of SAUER 100 bolt-action rifles with the addition of five new models. Distributed by Blaser USA Inc., these entry-level rifles are perfect for those who have a limited budget yet still expect maximum performance and style.

The extended line of SAUER 100 rifles gives shooters numerous options to meet their needs in the field and on the range. Each rifle features a crisp, user adjustable single-stage trigger, three-position safety, cold hammer-forged SAUER barrel, and smooth action bolt.   These rifles are also designed for accuracy, delivering a guaranteed five-shot sub-MOA performance.

SAUER 100, Pantera, New Rifle Line

S100 Pantera

Available in five new configurations: The S100 Ceratech is coated in a cerakote film for ultimate durability; the S100 Pantera features a highly ergonomic stock, a heavy fluted barrel, adjustable comb and sculpted pistol grip designed for long-range shooting; the S100 Fieldshoot is a match-quality rifle using the same laminate stock as the Pantera without a coating and a heavier match barrel; the S100 Cherokee, with a synthetic digi-camo stock and tundra green cerakoted barrel and action, is designed to blend seamlessly into darker terrain and the S100 Atacama, as the name suggests, features a desert-sand cerakoted barrel and action.

SAUER 100, Cherokee, New Rifle Line

S100 Cherokee

These new SAUER 100 rifles, in addition to the Classic and Classic XT models, are available in a wide choice of calibers, including the new 6.5 PRC chambering from Hornady. MSRP: From $799.

For further information, visit: www.blaser-usa.com or contact Blaser via email at Info@blaser-usa.com.

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