Volume 23, Number 5 August/September 2015


High Precision Bergara barrel built into a custom chassis and stock for serious professionals and top choice for several S.W.A.T. teams now available Duluth, Ga. (August 2015) – Bergara USA, a division of BPI Outdoors, are proud to announce the Bergara Premier Series Tactical Rifle for long-range shooters and law enforcement professionals is now shipping to distributors and dealers. The Bergara Premier Series offers customers many of the same features and performance characteristics already enjoyed in Bergara’s world renowned Custom Series rifles. The Premier Tactical Rifle was designed to meet the accuracy and performance levels required by professional shooters. The… [Read More]



PRESCOTT, Ariz.- Davidson’s is now offering Exclusive Purple Bersa Thunder .380 pistols that are sure to align with both shooter needs and a sense of style. The Bersa Thunder .380, introduced a decade ago, is getting a face lift with Davidson’s Exclusive Purple Anodized finish option, standard with a matte blue slide. Matt Nicholson, vice president of sales noted, “With its 8 round total capacity and smooth trigger pull, we believe the Bersa Thunder .380 is a perfect firearm for anyone looking for a reliable concealed carry option.  To make the classic Thunder .380 even more exciting, we decided to… [Read More]


AUSTIN, Texas (August 31, 2015) — YETI Coolers, the premium outdoor product brand that created the Tundra® and Roadie® hard coolers, Hopper™ portable coolers, and the Rambler™ family of vacuum-insulated stainless steel drinkware is pleased to announce that Matt Reintjes is joining the company as its Chief Executive Officer. Reintjes comes to YETI from Vista Outdoor Inc., where he most recently ran that company’s $900 million Outdoor Products division. Roy Seiders, who co-founded YETI with his brother Ryan, will now transition to a fulltime role as Chairman. In his new position, Roy will remain actively involved in guiding YETI’s strategic… [Read More]


Lyons Falls, NY: Otis Technology is proud to support its local Public Television station, WPBS-DT, in bringing country music entertainer Darryl Worley to town for a 9/11 Tribute Concert Series. Darryl will perform at the Clayton Opera House in Clayton, NY on Friday, September 11th. He will perform twice – 5:30pm and 8:30pm and the latter performance will be broadcast to the WPBS community and is available for any other PBS station to broadcast. The tribute concert will also be broadcast to U.S. troops, Department of Defense civilians and their families serving overseas through the American Forces Network. It will… [Read More]


OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – Aug. 26, 2015 – BLACKHAWK!® an industry leader in tactical gear, is looking to the future and deepening its commitment to its roots, which begins with a redesigned logo. The logo incorporates a unique trident inspired by the brand’s Navy Special Operations heritage and reinforces the vow of BLACKHAWK!’s founder, a retired Navy SEAL, to make the best gear possible, adhering to the highest standards of quality and durability. While navigating a minefield in 1990, that SEAL experienced a pack failure. As his gear tumbled to the ground, he vowed that he would get out alive… [Read More]


OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – August 26, 2015 – Bushnell®, an industry-leader in trail cameras and outdoor technology, has partnered with biologists at The Quality Deer Management Association and leading outdoor access technology developer Powederhook in the creation of a revolutionary new deer hunting tool. QDMA Deer Tracker allows hunters to submit reports based on observed deer activity or deer they harvest. Using this data, the app generates a heat map estimating the likelihood of seeing deer activity during hunting hours and within a selected area. Powderhook developed the app with collaboration from biologists at QDMA and teams at Bushnell, Cabela’s… [Read More]


WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (August 24, 2015) – Colt announces the addition of Team Colt sponsored shooter Mark Redl to its marketing team as Product Manager. Redl brings with him a wealth of firearms knowledge gained throughout the eight years of his professional shooting career, four years of which he has been a Team Colt sponsored shooter. “Mark Redl brings so much to the table in this role,” said Paul Spitale, Colt’s Sr. Vice President of Commercial Business. “He’s a top athlete in the field of competitive shooting, and his knowledge of our product line is staggering. His insight will help… [Read More]


Northstar Hydrographic Supply is excited to announce that we now have Proveil Camouflage’s Reaper Series water transfer films in stock! Northstar is taking orders for Reaper Black, Reaper Buck, Reaper H2O, Reaper H2O XL, Reaper Hog and Reaper Z – no roll off fees! A match made in Wisconsin, NHS and Proveil have teamed up to provide the same great patterns you have come to expect from Proveil (with a few improvements based on feedback we have received) on high quality PVA, at competitive prices. An example, Reaper Black now has with a transparent background for complete color customization! At… [Read More]


Simple Bolt Handle and Cap Retrofit Available SUFFIELD, Conn. – August 24, 2015 – Savage Arms™ has issued a recall notice on B.MAG rifle bolts (17 WSM) after discovering that the bolt on some B.MAG rifles may inadvertently catch the safety button and slide it forward into the “fire” position. Savage has received no reports of accidents due to this condition and has identified a simple bolt handle and cap retrofit, which is available free of charge. To avoid possible unintentional discharge or injury, Savage Arms has asked that consumers not use their B.MAG rifle until the bolt has been… [Read More]


Pepin, WI – Providence Marketing Group, a leader in outdoor enthusiast marketing has expanded their team with the addition of Zach Rinn to the team. In his role, Zach will provide various web and print design work for PMG clients, and will work with the team to meet all company creative needs. “Zach is a talented designer, with a great understanding of the outdoor industry,” stated PMG founder and President, Jeff Bergmann. “We are fortunate to have him on the team and are confident that he will help us better serve our clients.” Rinn, who received a bachelor’s degree in… [Read More]


SAVANNAH, Ga.- PolyCase Ammunition, LLC, and Alexander Arms announced this week that they have teamed up to offer PolyCase’s ARX® projectile in a .50 Beowulf variant. The .50 Beowulf, developed and produced by Alexander Arms, for the AR-15 platform, is designed to deliver exceptional stopping power at short to moderate range. PolyCase’s ARX® projectile is an advanced, injection-molded copper polymer bullet which transfers maximum energy to targets without expanding like a hollow-point. “We are thrilled to be working with Alexander Arms to offer the ARX® projectile in the .50 Beowulf caliber,” says Paul Lemke, founder and CEO of PolyCase Ammunition. “This… [Read More]


BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc., introduces new S1 and S5 screw on dials, easily installed adjustment knobs that make dialing in wind and distance fast and easy. Designed to replace the cap covers on the majority of Leupold’s riflescopes, these all-aluminum dials offer large, knurled surfaces so adjustments are easy and sure, even when wearing gloves. The S1 dial is engraved in ¼-MOA increments and the S5 in 0.1 MIL. Both come with a locking zero stop and can be equipped with the Custom Dial System® (CDS®) through the Leupold® Custom Shop. There’s no need to send in… [Read More]


Nikon Sport Optics is pleased to announce the release of the all-new PROSTAFF 7 Riflescope series.  This new riflescope is a dream come true for hunters who’ve been looking for a high quality, do-it-all scope that they can pair with a rifle and use reliably year after year. Because the PROSTAFF 7 riflescope has a 30mm main body tube, it provides a wider maximum internal adjustment range (90-140 MOA depending on model), which is useful for dialing in the elevation and windage adjustments needed for long-range shots.  The PROSTAFF 7 sports Nikon’s Spring-Loaded Instant Zero-Reset Turrets that allow the user… [Read More]


“Mossberg Calling All Ducks” Sweepstakes and “Buy Any Duck Commander Model,  Get a FREE Duck Commander Call” Consumer Promotion North Haven, CT – O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc, America’s oldest family-owned and operated firearms manufacturer, is pleased to announce two Duck Commander consumer promotions: 1) “Mossberg Calling All Ducks” Sweepstakes (no purchase necessary to enter or win) which is open for entries from August 15, 2015, through November 30, 2015, until 11:59:59 pm ET; and 2) “Buy Any Duck Commander Model, Get a FREE Duck Commander Duck Call” promotion. When a consumer purchases one of Mossberg’s Duck Commander Series firearms… [Read More]


By Gurney Brown Edited by S.P. Fjestad and John B. Allen Blue Book Publications, Inc. is proud to announce the release of Seven Serpents – The History of Colt’s Snake Guns. This new book is the only reference/coffee table book ever published exclusively on Colt’s Snake Guns. Undoubtedly, Snake Guns currently have the highest demand of any collectible firearm! Features of this new Seven Serpents publication include: • All seven of Colt’s Snake Guns are represented and chapters include: Anaconda, Boa, Cobra, Diamondback, King Cobra, Python, and Viper. • Information includes model histories, as well as detailed information and specifications… [Read More]


Baton Rouge, LA—Lipsey’s, a nationally renowned firearms distributor, is officially adding a full line of premium optics brands to complement its large firearms catalog. After many years of building one of the most robust firearms lineups in the distribution world, Lipsey’s researched optics and recognized it’s the ideal time to introduce into the current product mix. Beginning immediately, Lipsey’s will carry some of the most popular models from Leupold, Nikon, ZEISS, Trijicon, SIG SAUER, EOTech and Redfield. The goal is multifaceted. Provide great products at a variety of price point levels. Additionally, to create an enhanced buying experience that streamlines… [Read More]


BLOOMFIELD, New York (August 14, 2015) Crosman Corporation, the world leader in the design and manufacture of airguns for hunting, recreation and competitive shooting, has partnered with the American Airgun Field Target Association (AAFTA) to create the Crosman National Field Target Series. The Series is open to AAFTA participants using Crosman or Benjamin rifles and pistols in competition and will kick off in October with the start of the 2015-16 season. “The Crosman National Series is an exciting points competition that recognizes participation while rewarding performance,” said Chip Hunnicutt, Marketing Manager for Crosman. “Crosman has hosted the USA’s second largest field… [Read More]


PRESCOTT, Ariz.- Davidson’s is now offering an exclusive line of SCCY Blue (turquoise) pistols. The four new Davidson’s Exclusives are the SCCY CPX-1-CBSB and CPX-2-CBSB along with the two-tone stainless slide versions of each, the CPX-1-TTSB and CPX-2-TTSB. “The SCCY Blue pistol is the newest color option to hit the shelves at Davidson’s.  This very unique color option presented on the reliable, affordable SCCY pistol design is going to be a fast mover for us,” stated Vice President of Sales at Davidson’s, Matt Nicholson. SCCY Industries, founded in 2003, manufactures high-quality, affordable pistols that are sleek and easy to use…. [Read More]


New York, NY- Steel Will Knives, a premium brand that produces knives with the highest standards of quality, has teamed with Evernham Sales Associates to aid in the expansion of the Steel Will brand. With nearly 45 quality cutting tools currently available and many more in development, Steel Will is dedicated to making an impact on the knife community and outdoor sporting goods industry. Evernham focuses on sales specifically in the shooting, hunting, law enforcement, and outdoor sports industry from the smallest retailer to the largest distributor. Steel Will joined forces with this hard working group of individuals that take… [Read More]


Hunters Specialties has updated their company logo with a sleek new design that reflects the exciting changes taking place within the company. In addition to the logo, the company’s new brand promise “Serious Hunting Tools” helps define the company and its approach to delivering the highest quality products for serious hunters. “Hunters Specialties has a reputation of delivering solid, reliable hunting products such as Scent-A-Way and H.S. Strut,” said CEO John Trull. “We plan to take the business to a whole new level with renewed passion and energy. Our logo reflects the “new” HS as we focus on providing top-quality,… [Read More]


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