Volume 23, Number 4 June/July 2015


OREM, Utah – July 1, 2015 – Gold Tip and Bee Stinger pro shooters continued to rack up the wins this weekend at the ASA Pro/Am Tour in Metropolis, Illinois. Chance Beaubouef took home his first win of the year and Team Gold Tip finished 1-2-3 in the Pro Division. Team members Joby Shaw and Levi Morgan joined Beaubouef on the podium. It was Morgan, coming off his second IBO Series win of the year, who entered the final shoot-off with the lead. But Beaubouef and Shaw overtook him in the final round to claim the top two spots. Team… [Read More]



BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc. has partnered with Backcountry Hunters & Anglers to help the organization in its mission to “Ensure North America’s outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting.” For Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, the partnership with Leupold®, proudly manufacturing optics products in America for more than a century, is a natural fit. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Leupold, a true legacy brand whose reputation for quality is unsurpassed,” said BHA Executive Director Land Tawney. “While Leupold optics are renowned for their ruggedness, superior quality and integrity, just as important… [Read More]


HAUPPAUGE, NY, June 30, 2015 – Meopta USA has hired Matthew Parente as its second product specialist in the company’s New York office.   Parente joins Barbara Bedel in providing product support, recommendations and education to the company’s customers, especially on the tactical front. Matthew Parente While in the United States Marine Corps, Parente served in both Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom).   He led instructional classes for peers and superior leaders on the importance and purpose of the role of an assaultman. Parente also routinely coached and supervised Marines on the range and successfully led a team… [Read More]


NOKA, Minnesota – June 29, 2015 – Federal Premium® Ammunition and Champion® Traps & Targets are thrilled to announce and congratulate the winners of the 2015 Tom Knapp Memorial Scholarship. Four recipients from Minnesota each won a $2,500 college scholarship: Emma Olson of Saint Michael, William Schroeder of Brandon, Jack Barsody of Onamia, and Dannyelle Moon of Ham Lake. Olson will use her award toward studying biology and pre-med at Grinnell College. She attended St. Michael-Albertville High School and was named first place female high average in the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League. Schroeder will study animal science… [Read More]


BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc. continues its commitment to American-based manufacturing and design by expanding its Beaverton, Oregon-based production capabilities. “From the founding of our company in 1907, we have been committed to quality manufacturing and American craftsmanship,” said Bruce Pettet, President and CEO of Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “We are proud to continue our commitment to our American workforce, and this latest investment reinforces our belief in U.S.-made products and world-leading American optics.” In late 2014, Leupold & Stevens expanded their manufacturing capabilities with a new Index MS40, which machines components used in Leupold® riflescopes and spotting… [Read More]


 Highly Complementary Addition to Safariland’s Suite of World-Class Safety and Survivability Product Brands ONTARIO, California – June 29, 2015 – The Safariland Group (“Safariland”), a leading provider of a diverse range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, today announced that it has acquired VIEVU, a leader in body worn video and data management solutions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. VIEVU, founded in 2007, is an industry leader in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of wearable video cameras and data management software for law enforcement and private security professionals…. [Read More]


Rio Ammunition began its commercial activities in the United States in 2001 by importing from MAXAM Outdoors’ plant in Vitoria, Spain, and is now one of the key players in the American shotgun shell market. On June 25th, 2015, in the presence of representatives from the state of Texas and Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rio Ammunition inaugurated its new world class sporting cartridges manufacturing facility in Marshall, Texas. Requiring an investment in excess of $19M, the new facility encompasses nearly 105,000 square feet of manufacturing space that has added more than 40 new jobs to the Marshall community and the ability to double that in the years to come.


Signature Products Group (SPG) is pleased to announce Steve McGrath as the new Director of Marketing. McGrath brings years of experience in the outdoor industry to SPG and will be overseeing all marketing and public relations efforts for the company. “I am excited to be joining the team at SPG as the new Director of Marketing,” said McGrath. “SPG has a wide range of products for the outdoor enthusiast and I am looking forward to helping promote the different brands.” Before working with SPG, McGrath worked at Camp Chef as Marketing Director for 9 years. “At SPG we couldn’t be… [Read More]


Black Creek, GA- June 23, 2015– Daniel Defense, engineering and manufacturing the world’s finest firearms, precision rail systems and accessories, today announced that Thomas Carlson has joined Daniel Defense as the Director of Marketing Communications, reporting directly to Cindy Daniel, Executive Vice President and Vice President of Marketing. He began at Daniel Defense on June 22, 2015. He assumes responsibility for the Daniel Defense marketing communications strategy, including print media, and online media, direct mail, editorial placement, media production and public relations to support our marketing and sales objectives. Thomas Carlson Carlson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic… [Read More]


NEWINGTON, N.H. (June 22, 2015) — SIG SAUER, Inc., has been selected by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol to deliver more than 800 P320® Full-Size pistols in 9mm. An exhaustive test and evaluation found the P320 to meet or exceed the Highway Patrol’s expectations. Over a two-week span, P320 pistols were evaluated by cadets and firearms instructors of the 63rd Academy class. After more than 78,000 rounds of assorted brands of ammunition, the P320 continued to perform “without any mechanical issues,” according to a letter from the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. “All of us here at SIG are proud to… [Read More]


Muddy Girl® Camouflage Featured MT. PLEASANT MILLS, PA – Moon Shine, LP, designer of Moon Shine Camo, announces their partnership with UTAS. UTAS offers their UTS-15 (Ultimate Tactical Shotgun) in Muddy Girl Camouflage. “The UTS-15 is unlike any other shotgun on the market. The aggressive look of our Muddy Girl Camo is a complimenting finish to UTAS’ attitude-driven design”, stated Moon Shine Camo Licensing Manager, Brett Erb. The UTS-15 is a bullpup 12 gauge pump-action shotgun with two 7-round magazine tubes that can feed in an alternating or selecting pattern. It has a 28.3” overall length with an 18.5” barrel, chambered for… [Read More]


Baton Rouge, LA—Lipsey’s, nationally renowned firearms distributor, has added the much anticipated Flat Dark Earth version of the Glock 42 to their robust line of FDE Glocks. The new Lipsey’s Exclusive Glock 42 adds another excellent option to the growing family of FDE pistols which now spans 33 models including two-tone and full Flat Dark Earth. Lipsey’s Product Development Manager, Jason Cloessner, has been working with Glock for several months on adding Lipsey’s signature FDE to one of the most popular .380 ACP’s on the market. “The FDE line of Glocks have firmly entrenched themselves as a mainstream item. The… [Read More]


Brown Promoted to Director and Krouse Hired as National Account Manager North Haven, CT – O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc, America’s oldest family-owned and operated firearms manufacturer, is pleased to announce the promotion of William (Bill) A. Brown IV to the position of Director of Sales and the addition of Brian Krouse to the sales team. Brown will assume responsibility for all aspects of the company’s distribution sales and conservation business initiatives. Krouse replaces Brown as Mossberg’s National Account Manager. Both Brown and Krouse assumed their new roles on June 1, 2015. Brown, a lifelong hunter and conservationist, has worked… [Read More]


(Wilsonville, OR)—Anyone viewing the mega blockbuster movie—Jurassic World— will notice the very prominent red laser sights on the firearms used by the InGen rangers when they encounter an escaped and deadly dinosaur. The movie’s firearms used in the dark jungle night encounter were equipped with standard Crimson Trace Rail Master (CMR-201s) laser sights and not created movie prop productions. Those specially selected movie laser sights are among the nearly 200 products manufactured by Crimson Trace. “Early on in the Pre-Production of Universal Pictures’ “Jurassic World,” when the time came for us to outfit the elite InGen team with laser sighting… [Read More]


ANOKA, MN – June 9, 2015 – Federal Premium® Ammunition—founder and leader of the Premium® ammunition category—has launched a new mobile Ballistics App compatible with both Apple and Android smartphones and tablets. The Ballistics App contains four key user functions, which include the Ballistics Calculator, Load Recommendation, Where to Buy, and Where to Shoot. Key Functions • Ballistics Calculator: Quickly determines the trajectory for any Federal Premium rifle or handgun load. • Load Recommendation: Guides hunters and shooters through a series of filters to identify the best ammunition for their firearm and use. • Where to Buy: Locates the nearest… [Read More]


Madison, N.C. – Remington Outdoor Company (“ROC”), one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of firearms, ammunition and related products, today announced a series of management and Board-level transitions that will accelerate an ongoing transformation at the Company as it seeks to optimize operations and reset the foundational processes needed to deliver consistently superior quality across all products and services. Effective immediately, ROC co-lead Director Jim (“Marco”) Marcotuli has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, and Board member James P. (“Jim”) Campbell has been appointed Vice Chairman of the Board. Mr. Marcotuli will also serve as interim Chairman… [Read More]


EVANSVILLE, (Ind.) June 9, 2015 – Gray Loon Marketing Group, Inc. announces Jonathan Harling as the director of its new public relations division. Harling will be responsible for supervision and client service for the agency’s public relations accounts involving shooting, hunting, fishing, tactical and more. “I’m excited to be at Gray Loon because of the agency’s foundation being built on digital marketing,” said Harling. “Modern media pros and consumers demand interactive information and news in an ever-changing print, digital, social and broadcast landscape. And our focus will be in helping clients deliver across all platforms.” Harling joins Gray Loon with… [Read More]


A quality spotting scope like the Ultima 100 from Celestron improves a sportsman’s time afield in so many ways. The ability to spot and judge animals from great distances is a huge advantage for hunters. Even on slow days when game is scarce, a spotting scope allows hunters to enjoy viewing non-target wildlife, which keeps them focused and in the field when other hunters grow impatient. Considering the advantages of a spotting scope, price seems to be the only reason every hunter doesn’t have one. A quality spotting scope need not be a luxury for sportsmen. A Celestron Ultima Spotting… [Read More]


Clean, modern and easy-to-navigate website features Kalashnikov USA products and new branding. Tullytown, Pa. (June 2015) – Kalashnikov USA, manufacturer of Kalashnikov style firearms, has launched a new website at www.kalashnikov-usa.com/, reflective of their new branding efforts under the “Russian Heritage / American Innovation” tag line. The new site allows users to effortlessly navigate to the various pages and Kalashnikov USA social sites. Users can quickly navigate between the Home page and other pages using the clearly defined tab buttons at the top right. The Firearms tab is a drop down design providing a choice of currently offered products. Each… [Read More]


Utah’s Business Climate, Support for Outdoor Recreation Central to Company’s Decision Clearfield, Utah, June 8, 2015 –Vista Outdoor Inc. (“Vista Outdoor”) (NYSE: VSTO), announced today that the company plans to locate its new corporate headquarters at Station Park in Farmington City, Utah. The company will break ground on a new facility this summer with the expected completion in mid-2016. Station Park is a mixed-use, blended power and town center adjacent to a new commuter rail station, I-15 and Legacy Parkway. CenterCal Properties, LLC owns and operates Station Park and will construct the building under a lease agreement with Vista Outdoor…. [Read More]


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