Volume 25, Number 2 February/March 2017
 
 
 

NEWS BRIEFS



Creedmoor Sports is excited to announce the promotion of Gina Williams to the position of Customer Care and Operations Manager. Gina reports directly to Greg Kantorovich, President/Owner of Creedmoor Sports. Gina Williams will be responsible for directing all matters in providing Creedmoor customers with the best customer service possible, in addition to managing Operations. “Gina’s 12 years of experience of working directly with Creedmoor’s customers provides her with a deep appreciation of the efforts required to provide superb service to Creedmoor’s customer base. Customers from all over the world have taken time to express how Gina treats them as if… [Read More]

 
 


 



BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is pleased to announce that Rob Nees has been hired as the optics manufacturer’s vice president of manufacturing and global supply chain. Nees will oversee operations at Leupold’s Beaverton, Oregon, manufacturing facility. A 20-year veteran in the industry, Rob Nees joins Leupold after more than seven years at Warne Scope Mounts, another Oregon-based outdoor recreation manufacturer. For the past four years, Nees has served as Warne’s vice president of operations and was responsible for all manufacturing, inventory and sourcing. “With his passion for continuous improvement, his drive to innovate and his discipline to… [Read More]

 



Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A.— March 21, 2017 New tactical fixed blade designed by war veteran, ready for the front lines. CRKT® has released the Rakkasan™ tactical fixed blade. Designed by Austin McGlaun of Columbus, Georgia with the Forged By War® program, it’s inspired by the duties of his brothers and sisters in arms who are still abroad. Rakkasan, is reminiscent of the WWII paratroopers from the 187th infantry regiment. It’s the Japanese translation of “umbrella for falling,” because they were completely unfamiliar with the American combat tactic. Though its name harkens back to another time, it’s prepped and ready for a… [Read More]

 



After many requests, JM4 Tactical has increased their non- magnetic concealed carry options. JM4 tactical now offers in tuckable leather: The Longhorn Holster. Abilene, TX – March 2017 JM4 Tactical, leading manufacturer of top-quality magnetic holsters, recently announced the launch of another new product: The Longhorn Tuckable Holster. This handmade holster is designed for adjustable cant and retention. In addition to their Double Shot Holster, that also requires a belt, the Longhorn Holster is another option for those who prefer the adjustable retention, ride height and tilt angle. The company, which takes pride in their high-quality Texas-made holsters, continues to extend… [Read More]

 



With the perfect combination of weight and function, the DVC Carry Pistol was designed with the experienced shooter in mind. Featuring all of the most popular features of the DVC line, the DVC Carry Pistol has been modified to work perfectly in the concealed carry market. The grip has been stippled by Extreme Shooters for a sure hold in stressful situations. The grip has also been shortened to “VIP” length for easy concealability. Even with the shorter, narrower 1.3” wide grip, the gun holds 15 rounds of 9mm ammo in the magazine. The DVC Carry Pistol has a black DLC… [Read More]

 



Jacksonville, Alabama – Bear & Son Cutlery, a favorite among the knife community, expands their trusted Blue Jean Series with the new G08LB. Crafted from strong and proven materials, the G08LB is one of many knives that compliments Bear and Son’s talented craftsmanship. The G08LB has a polished 440 stainless steel, taper ground blade that is easy to maintain and will withstand daily chores. A beautiful blue G10 handle is comfortable to hold and also features a back pocket shield with the B&S initials. Premium craftsmanship and attention to detail can be noticed in the nickel silver bolsters, smooth edges,… [Read More]

 



Old Saybrook, CT (March, 2017) – Traditions™ has added 2 new bore lights into their accessory line for 2017. These new bore lights have an LED design which is brighter and provides 500 hours of use. 2 styles are available in the 2017 lineup. The first style is the Muzzleloader Bore Light which is for .50 caliber muzzleloaders or larger. The second style is a Multi-Purpose Bore Light which can be used to check multiple styles of firearms and pistols. It also features a pocket clip which securely attaches for quick access. These bore lights are an essential accessory for… [Read More]

 



(Wilsonville, OR)—Pocket pistols are popular for good reasons: most are small and easy to conceal, they can pack a punch, and they are lightweight. Many pocket pistols also incorporate the same features of larger full-sized handguns but on a much smaller scale. A big downside to most pocket pistols, however, is a lack of sights—or inadequate sights. Crimson Trace offers many pocket pistol improvements. Being accurate with a pocket pistol is a challenge even for most experienced shooters. There is less to hold onto with smaller grips and these handguns are often difficult to control for a follow-up shot. The… [Read More]

 



Honor Defense has teamed up with Pittsburgh Cerakote and Kester Farms Tack for a special package to benefit Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.). The auction will run from March 18 through March 28, on GunsAmerica.com. Spree Hilliard, Outreach Specialist from C.O.P.S., added, “C.O.P.S. was organized in 1984 with 110 individual members. Today C.O.P.S. membership is over 37,000 survivors. Survivors include spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, extended family and affected co-workers of officers who have died in the line of duty, according to C.O.P.S. criteria. C.O.P.S. is governed by a National Board of law enforcement survivors, and has over 50 Chapters… [Read More]

 



SPRINGFIELD, Mass., March 13, 2017 – Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that it has contributed $34,000 to the Pioneer Valley USO.  For the past ten years, proceeds from the company’s annual Big Game Dinner have benefitted the Pioneer Valley USO and its programs supporting American military personnel and their families.  Armed forces members and families access the USO for social, recreational, educational and entertainment programs and services. David Mendoza, Pioneer Valley USO Board President said, “It is truly an honor for the Pioneer Valley USO to benefit from the annual Smith & Wesson Game Dinner. We could not provide… [Read More]

 



Greeley, PA – Kahr Arms is happy to announce that three of their popular CW9 9mm models are now California legal. These models include the CW9 in a Black Carbon Fiber frame, standard CW9 with front night sight and the very popular Cerakote Burnt Bronze. The three CW9 models all feature a 3.6” barrel with conventional rifling, an overall length of 5.9”, and a height of 4.5” and each pistol weighs just 15.8 oz. All three models offer a trigger cocking DAO, lock-breach, “Browning-type” recoil lug, and a passive striker block with no magazine disconnect. Capacity is 7+1. The attractive… [Read More]

 



Grand Prairie, TX – March 2017 – Walkers, an industry leader in hearing protection and enhancement, announces their Platinum Level Sponsorship of the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP). “The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) is pleased to announce that Walkers has come on board as a Platinum sponsor.  Walkers recognizes the importance of being a part of making sure America’s youth are able to be involved in the shooting sports and enjoy the great outdoors,” said Tammy Mowry, National Program Director, Scholastic Action Shooting Program. With such a large influence throughout the shooting sports umbrella Walkers makes large efforts to… [Read More]

 



Model 360 Scandium Airweight Revolver PRESCOTT, Ariz.- Davidson’s is pleased to announce it has added two new Smith & Wesson products to its offerings. The M&P 15 Sport II in Flat Dark Earth and the Model 360 Scandium Airweight revolver are exclusively available from Davidson’s. These two guns are great additions to the Davidson’s Exclusive product line. Davidson’s Vice President of Sales Matt Nicholson noted, “Davidson’s is proud to offer two new Smith & Wesson Exclusives – the S&W Sport II exclusive in Cerakote FDE and the Model 360 Sc Airweight. 2016 was a record year for the Sport II… [Read More]

 



To make their high-quality, USA-made knives more affordable to both dealers and consumers, FirstEdge® has significantly lowered all their MSRPs – some as much as 50%. “The exceptional quality of our knives has not been altered, and they remain as leaders,” said Brett Seber, FirstEdge CEO. “Our Lifetime Warranty remains unchanged, and we have even added a Free Sharpening service.” Seber said this remarkable reduction in prices has been made possible by doing engineering and manufacturing in-house, except for specialist heat treat and blade coating; purchasing materials at best prices, direct from manufacturers; and changing distribution channels to focus on… [Read More]

 



Jenks, Oklahoma (March 13th, 2017) Tulster.com has added the Walther PPS M2 to the Profile IWB Holster lineup. From the ground up, the Profile holster was designed to be an ultra-concealable, minimalistic, appendix carry holster without the drawbacks. Distinct features such as the matt edge finish and minimal material used facilitate in a comfortable fit providing maximum concealment for concealed carry. Each AIWB Profile holster is formed to the Walther for a snug fit with low drag. The adjustable retention along with the inherent positive retention “SNAP” ensures the firearm is secure when holstered. Removal of extra material between the… [Read More]

 



BESSEMER, Ala. (March 9, 2017) — Steeped in tradition, quality and innovation, the Austrian-headquartered JAGDHUND clothing line is now available to U.S. consumers exclusively through Steyr Arms. JAGDHUND clothing offers a full line of stylish yet functional men’s and women’s jackets, shirts, pants, boots, hats and accessories rooted in the classic European design traditions for hunting and shooting. Combining all-natural materials such as wool, camel hair, and cotton, the company offers the U.S. consumer a classic design and appearance for both hunting and social occasions without ever having to compromise on details or design. This highly respected JAGDHUND clothing company… [Read More]

 



(Rochester, NY) March 10, 2017 – Daniel Maier has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of LaserMax. Mr. Maier most recently served has LaserMax’s Vice President of Finance and Controller. He will report to Chief Executive Officer Susan Houde-Walter. “It is a distinct pleasure to work with a professional like Daniel Maier. Dan’s leadership in financial management and strategy have helped LaserMax achieve dynamic growth in recent years,” remarked Houde-Walter. “We look forward to his continued achievement as LaserMax expands in the years to come.” “LaserMax is the most innovative and quality driven company that I have had the pleasure to… [Read More]

 



FORT SMITH, AR (March 9, 2017) – Umarex USA, Incorporated announced today that Richard Turner has been appointed President, effective immediately. As President, Turner will have responsibility for the full scope of company operations and he will report directly to Chief Executive Officer, Adam Blalock. Richard Turner, 45, is a 10-year veteran of Umarex USA and since 2006 served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Turner was responsible for the strategic expansion of the company’s product portfolio and sales across key channels. Under his leadership of the sales and marketing teams his strategies resulted in a decade of year-after-year… [Read More]

 



Glenwood, AL (March 9, 2016) – America’s overall distribution leader for network hunt, fish, shoot content has become a category leader in total HD delivery by positioning itself as the only outdoor network to deliver the full, crisp, brightness of high definition, available to each of the customers of DIRECTV. Channel 604 on DIRECTV now features Pursuit Channel HD. “The process to rapidly add HD homes, and welcome millions of new homes to our HD signal, began in 2016, when Pursuit became the only outdoor network on the Verizon platform and nicely packaged on Centurylink, significantly adding Pursuit in full… [Read More]

 



GENESEO, IL, March 9, 2017 – CEO Dennis Reese announces the appointment of Steve McKelvain as President of Springfield Armory® beginning April 1, 2017. McKelvain joins Springfield Armory® from the Beretta Group where he served as Benelli USA’s Vice President for fourteen years. Most recently, he was Chief Global Marketing Officer for Beretta’s Optics division since 2013 where he executed the rebrand for Burris Optics, and led the integration of acquired electro-optics companies under the Steiner eOptics division and Steiner brand. McKelvain brings a track record of listening to, and understanding the customer; building brands with innovative marketing strategies, new… [Read More]

 


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