Volume 23, Number 3 April/May 2015


Remington Cutlery® has added the new R11007 Stockman pocket knife to their Heritage Line 870™ Series, with handles made from stocks of the Remington Wingmaster® Shotgun. The three blades, made of 440A stainless steel, are the traditional clip (2-3/8”), sheepsfoot and spey. The clip blade is emblazoned with the Remington logo. Laser etched into the 3-1/4” handle is the signature “R” and the bolsters are nickel silver. With the clip blade open, the 870 Series Stockman is 5-5/8” long and it weighs 1.5 oz. Made in the USA in the new licensee agreement with Bear & Son Cutlery®, the R11007… [Read More]



AcuSport® to distribute IWI US’s line of TAVOR® SARs, Galil ACE® rifles and pistols, UZI® PRO line and the Jericho® pistols. Harrisburg, Pa. (April 2015) – IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary ofIsrael Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., is proud to partner with AcuSport Corporation to distribute its full product line of iconic brands-TAVOR® SAR, Galil ACE®, UZI® PRO and Jericho®-to customers within the United States.AcuSport is one of the country’s leading distributors of shooting sports products. Headquartered in Bellefontaine, Ohio, AcuSport has regional sales offices in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Minnesota, Montana, California, and Texas, as well as distribution centers in Ohio and… [Read More]


LINCOLN, Neb., (April 23, 2015) Swanson Russell has named Megan Carroll to associate interactive producer in its Lincoln office. Since joining the agency as a project manager in 2012, Carroll has worked on account teams for Nosler, the Propane Education and Research Council and numerous agency projects. Prior to employment at Swanson Russell, she was a youth marketing intern at Archival in Lincoln. A native of Mansfield, Texas, Carroll graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor of science in public relations. She received a master of arts in marketing, communication studies and advertising from the University… [Read More]


All it takes is a firm push on the recessed button and the blade of the new Bear OPS™ AC-300-ALBK-S Stiletto swings open, ready for action. The 3-1/4” modified spear-point blade is made of premium grade CPM-S30V stainless steel, heat-treated to a Rockwell hardness of 58-60. Known for its superior edge quality, this blade steel also is rust- and corrosion-resistant. “We stress a ‘firm push’ because it is important that the blade swings smoothly open only when you want it to, not by accident,” said Ken Griffey, president of Alabama-based Bear & Son Cutlery. The handle is black T-6 aircraft… [Read More]


New York, NY- Steel Will Knives, a new premium brand that produces knives with the highest standards of quality, announces their newest urban series knife, the Censor. This knife is comfortable to carry and can be drawn quickly. The Censor is a compact knife whose design was meticulously thought through. Manufactured using premium materials, the Censor is a tool that provides serious protection. Its fixed blade is reliable for personal defense and is encouraged for every day carry. The Censor’s pistol grip handle allows for a quick and confident draw and provides precise control and handling. The diamond-pattern texture on… [Read More]


West Jordan, UT – On the heels of several successful product line expansions in 2014 including tents, sleeping bags and highly technical tactical packs, Badlands will also release four of the company’s core hunting packs in Lost Camo® for 2015. Packs to be featured in Lost Camo® include the iconic Badlands 2200, the best-selling Superday Pack, the Monster Fanny Pack and the Pursuit day pack. The new camo options are in addition to the regular pattern offerings currently in the Badlands lineup. Of the new line, Badlands Sales Manager Dominick Murphy said, “We make products based on what the hunter… [Read More]


Hunter’s Specialties® has announced the addition of Michael Spencer to the management team as Vice President of Operations. Michael comes to Hunter’s Specialties with over 15 years of manufacturing, sourcing and supply chain management experience in various industries. He most recently worked at Hach Company, a Danaher Company, where as the Director of Operations he managed the Ames, IA plant in the manufacturing, packaging and distribution of chemical reagents used in water testing. Prior to Hach, Michael held various operations roles with Water Pik, Laars Heating Systems and Thermo-Fisher Scientific. Michael graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with… [Read More]


Moorpark, CA-based Full-Throttle Communications, a full-service marketing, advertising, sales management and public relations agency in the shooting, hunting and outdoor industry, is proud to announce it has been selected by Italy-based Baschieri & Pellagri (B&P) Ammunition – manufacturer of the finest quality shotgun shells in the world— to spearhead future marketing communications efforts in the U.S. “For more than 130 years the B&P name has been synonymous with world-class quality in both the hunting and competitive shooting market and the company is committed to maintaining its legacy,” said George Klaybourne, Vice President for B&P Ammunition. “Our customers have come to… [Read More]


Cambridge, MD (April 15, 2015) – LWRC International kicks off the most significant consumer promotion in its history starting April 15 through August 31, any consumer purchasing a new in-the-box LWRCI commercial rifle from an authorized dealer will receive an Aimpoint Micro T-1 2 MOA red dot sight with pre-mounted 39mm spacer and LRP ($889.00) at NO CHARGE. “LWRCI has partnered with Aimpoint to offer what we believe is a true Step-Up promotion from anything out there,” said David Ridley, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing. “This program is set up to support our distribution partners by bringing together two high performance brands with an amazing consumer… [Read More]


Baton Rouge, LA—Lipsey’s, a nationally renowned firearms distributor, is excited to announce the promotion of Brett Frey from long-time Lipsey’s Buyer to Director of Purchasing. Brett has been an instrumental part of Lipsey’s growth and objectives over the past 10 years and is well respected throughout the firearms industry for his product knowledge, inventory management skills and cultivation of relationships. Internally, he navigates Lipsey’s inventory with expert buying strategies while continually keeping a pulse on the latest industry trends. While attaining his MBA from Louisiana State University, his passion for hunting, outdoors and firearms led him straight to Lipsey’s. When… [Read More]


Bergara offers law enforcement agencies mission-specific, customizable precision rifles. Bergara offers law enforcement agencies mission-specific, customizable precision rifles. Duluth, Ga. (April 2015) – Bergara USA, a division of BPI Outdoors, announced today that it has obtained a contract to supply tactical rifles to the Atlanta Police Department S.W.A.T. unit. According to company officials, the rifle is based on its “Heavy Tactical” model and includes various customized features and components. Bergara worked closely with members of the S.W.A.T. team for several months in the development of the rifle. Each of the rifles will ship with a Dead Air 7.62 Sandman-L™ suppressor… [Read More]


Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is pleased to announce that Vance Outdoors of Ohio has been named the 2014 Ruger Retailer of the Year. Founder Richard Vance and his sons, Todd and Doug, were recognized for their support of Ruger, their merchandising strategy, their range programs and their industry leadership in firearms retailing. Richard, Todd and Doug each received an engraved Ruger® Mark III™ pistol in recognition of their outstanding performance. The awards were presented on April 11th during the 144th Annual Meeting of the National Rifle Association in Nashville, TN. “Vance Outdoors is an outstanding example of how… [Read More]


Grand Prairie, TX- GSM, a company that delivers the latest in specialized products and technology, designed specifically with the outdoor sportsman in mind, announces the hiring of New Southwestern Regional Sales Manager, Zach Henderson. Mr. Henderson has an outstanding reputation in the hunting and outdoor industry with an impressive work history stemming from his passion of the industry. Henderson’s recent employment with the Dallas Cowboys Merchandising gained the Cowboys an exclusive licensee agreement with Duck/Buck Apparel Company, owned by Jerry Jones. He developed business and maintained existing accounts on a national level with interaction with their sale rep agency. Prior… [Read More]


WEST POINT, MS – Mossy Oak is pleased to announce the promotions of Dustin Whitacre and Laura Beth McConahie within the marketing department. Whitacre has been with Mossy Oak for 15 years and with the marketing team for nine years. He has rapidly ascended to a position of industry leadership when it comes to literally all consumer media platforms. “It gives me great pride to promote Dustin to the position of Director of Marketing,” said Ben Maki, Sr. Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer. “In his new role Dustin will maintain our constant focus on the consumer, but will add sales… [Read More]


Pomona, NY – USA based, Magnum Research, Inc. (MRI) has upgraded their Magnum Lite® .22LR and .22WMR semi-auto rifles with a new Barracuda American Black Walnut gun stock. The new stock replaces the heavier laminate stocks which included: Barracuda Pepper, Nutmeg and Forest Camo.   The Magnum Lite MLR22BW and MLR22WMBW with the black walnut stock includes: a lightweight thumbhole design, a comb height designed for comfort and a height that easily accommodates optics. It also features a semi-palm swell of both sides of the pistol grip and a molded-to-fit rubber butt plate. The polished walnut stock gives the .22… [Read More]


Lyons Falls, NY: Otis Technology’s Ripcord® 3-Gun Giveaway contest features a grand prize package of a Stag Arms Model 3G AR-15 rifle, FNH USA FNS™-9 Long Slide pistol and Beretta 1301 Comp shotgun—plus a complete set of Otis Ripcord one-pass cleaning tools.   The online contest begins April 8 and runs through June 30, 2015. To enter, go to www.otis3gun.com. A weekly prize consisting of a complete set of Otis Ripcords will be given out each Wednesday starting April 15. The final weekly prize will be awarded June 24. The grand prize winner will be selected July 6.   “This… [Read More]


CAA USA signs on four industry sales professionals to grow market share of CAA firearms accessories. Tullytown, Pa. (April 2015) – CAA USA announces the hiring of four seasoned sales professionals as regional account managers to increase commercial sales of Command Arms Accessories (CAA) products into the US marketplace. Reese Cullinane, a former US Army Infantry Fire Team Leader with over twenty years of professional sales experience, six within the firearms industry, will be covering the territories of New England, MidAtlantic, Arkansas, Texas and Hawaii. Jonas Sherman brings his 20-year passion for the shooting sports as an instructor and professional, combined… [Read More]


(Oregon City, OR) Benchmade Knife Company, manufacturer of premium sports cutlery for over 26 years, is pleased to announce Andrew Hoerner as winner of the Benchmade Ultimate Experience. Hoerner’s entry, which included a personal Benchmade story and images of his collection, was selected out of hundreds submissions.  “We felt Mr. Hoerner’s story exemplified a true Benchmade fan.” says Dave Stainsby, Senior Digital Sales and Marketing Manager of Benchmade Knife Company.  “The candidness of his story really resonated with everyone in the selection process.” Hoerner’s story outlines a relationship that spans over thirty years with Benchmade and its predecessor company Pacific Cutlery…. [Read More]


Wixom, MI—The compact Trijicon® ACOG® series is loaded with crucial features for operators needing a durable, lightweight, small, magnified optic. Adding to this line, Trijicon is introducing the GEN2 Compact ACOG. Retaining the same legendary features as traditional models, the GEN2 ACOG offers state-of-the-art enhancements; proving the greatest performance can come in the smallest of packages.   GEN2 models now feature easy-to-use finger adjusters, watertight gaskets and a redesigned forged-housing, offering unprecedented reliability and durability in the most compromising conditions. Reconfigured mounting base options ensure compatibility with full-size and Compact ACOG mounting adapters. This provides the widest possible range of… [Read More]


Baton Rouge, LA—Lipsey’s, nationally renowned firearms distributor, has completed collaboration and development with Ruger to create the highly anticipated Ruger Flattop 357 Magnum / 9mm Convertible revolver. The new Lipsey’s Exclusive Ruger Flattop 357 Magnum / 9mm Convertible is built on the mid-size 357 frame and is available in four models. Both 4-5/8” and 5-1/2” barrel lengths are available in blue or stainless steel. All four models feature slim rosewood grips, adjustable sights, and a convertible 9mm cylinder. Lipsey’s Product Development Manager, Jason Cloessner, again found a niche in the market that was clamoring for these unique, versatile revolvers. “The… [Read More]


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