Volume 24, Number 6 Oct/Nov 2016


Madison, NC – Remington Arms Company, LLC, (“Remington”) is proud to announce today that its own Jay Bunting recently won the HAA World Skeet Championship. The event was held at the National Gun Club on October 3-8, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. After taking home the World High Average Leader in 20ga for 2015 Bunting returned in 2016 to win the World Championship HAA (High All Around) event with a score of 548. That is based on a possible best score out of 550 targets. p>To take the High All Around Championship, Bunting shot the following totals for the event:… [Read More]



Ironwood, MI — Last Friday, droves of Stormy Kromer fans showed up at Sacred Tattoo Studio, in Marquette, MI, for the Caps for Tats event, where 100 of them received Stormy Kromer caps for life with a Stormy Kromer tattoo. About 50 people were lined up outside the morning of the event waiting for the doors to open.  From 10 am to 8:30 pm a team of six tattoo artists, lead by Stormy Kromer ambassador and Sacred Tattoo Studio owner Dan Pemble, inked Original Stormy Kromer tattoos on 100 fans. “Dan and his team were fantastic, working non-stop and staying late to get as many done as possible,” said Gina Thorsen, president of Stormy Kromer…. [Read More]


WEST MONROE, La. (October 19, 2016)—Since 1972, Duck Commander has been a leader in manufacturing the best duck calls for hardcore hunters. For 2017, Duck Commander will expand the Commander franchise by introducing the new Goose Commander line starting with the Specklebelly Goose Call. This polycarbonate call has a single, short reed that is more than capable of the clucks, purrs and yodels necessary to call in the wildest of white-fronted geese. “Ducks have always been our primary focus, but as all-around hunters, we enjoy hunting and communicating with all wildlife, which is why we’re branching out with new Commander… [Read More]


Exclusive Edition of the Model 119 Special Available at Cabela’s Buck Knives is excited to announce a Cabela’s-exclusive 75th anniversary edition of the 119 Special®, the knife that sets the standard by which all others are measured. Making its initial introduction in a two man shop, the first 119 Specials® were hand made by Hoyt and Al Buck. Gaining fame during WWII, the original 119 Specials were designed for U.S. soldiers and crafted using surplus files and recycled airplane canopies. The 119 has come a long way since then, but the initial design has withstood the test of time. For… [Read More]


Lenseigne impresses the crowd once again with a new world record ONTARIO, Calif. – After setting not one, but two, world records at the 2016 Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association (CMSA) National Championship in May, Team Bianchi’s Kenda Lenseigne added another record to her impressive repertoire at the CMSA World Championship in Amarillo, Texas last weekend. In a world record run, Lenseigne won the Cimarron Eliminator CMSA World Champion Cowgirl title. As one of Cowboy Mounted Shooting’s most renowned competitors, Lenseigne holds numerous titles and records prior to this victory. She has won this event four times before on her champion… [Read More]


Phoenix, Arizona (October 20, 2016) — Timney Triggers, the oldest and largest trigger manufacturer in the world, has been asking shooters and hunters, “What trigger would you like us to build next?” The response has been incredible and thanks to our customers’ involvement, we’re thrilled to announce today their 2016 Customer’s Choice offering is now available. The new Timney RPR trigger is a self-contained, 100% drop-in trigger ready to install in your Ruger Precision Rifle for an exceptionally smooth, crisp, two-stage trigger pull. No gunsmithing, fitting, or adjusting required. The pull weight is factory calibrated for a half-pound first stage… [Read More]


Hunters Specialties continues to bolster its sales team with the addition of two new sales professionals. These additions are the latest in a series of key hires all aimed at building a sales organization that provides their industry partners with “best in class” sales support and customer service. Kevin Winscher  Mike Sullivan Kevin Winscher and Mike Sullivan join the team and bring a combined 35 years of outdoor products sales experience to the H.S. sales team. “We’re excited to have Kevin and Mike as team members because they bring a level of sales management experience and analytics expertise that will… [Read More]


First Add-on Acquisition for Hunting Accessories Platform Grand Prairie, TX – October 18th, 2016 – Huron Capital Partners LLC (“Huron Capital”) today announced its hunting accessories platform, Good Sportsman Marketing (“GSM”), has acquired Isanti, MN-based HME Products, LLC (“HME”). Huron Capital invested in Texas based GSM in June 2016, and this is the first add-on acquisition since that time. HME designs and distributes a variety of tools that assist hunters in the field, including accessory hooks, deer gambrels and drags, tree-stand accessories, gloves and other related products. The company distributes its products through a mix of sporting goods, farm &… [Read More]


Gerber introduces the Center-Drive Multi-tool www.center-drive.com PORTLAND, OREGON (Oct 18th, 2016) – Gerber, leading the industry in knives, tools and equipment for over 75 years, announces the introduction of the multi-tool that will redefine the category – the Center-Drive. Challenging the status quo, it delivers real and compelling advancements in capability and serves the professional end user like none before it. CENTER-DRIVE Multi-Tool Available | November 1st 2016 Price | $89.00 MSRP [multiple sheath + tool kit options available] www.gerbergear.com/Multi-Tools/One-Hand-Opening/Center-Drive_30-001193 PRODUCT OVERVIEW The Center-Drive. Gerber’s new multi-tool offers uncompromising performance through revolutionary design. Innovative Center Axis Tech™ aligns the full-size driver… [Read More]


The shooting industries longtime friend to all, an idea man, an adventurer, a very smart man, a serious firearms enthusiast, professional, true gentlemen, and very strong second amendment supporter, Dick Davis has left the range.   He passed late in the evening of September 12th, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona shortly after speaking to son Duncan (of McMillan Machine) on the telephone. He was 71. A man of honesty, integrity, resourcefulness, and a serious passion for shooting, Dick Davis will leave a large void in the firearms industry that may be impossible to fill. Anyone who has been in the firearms industry… [Read More]


Benchmade Press Release: FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION Finishing another record fiscal year, Benchmade Knife Co. of Oregon City, Oregon has named ProActive Sales & Marketing™ as their “2016 Agency of the Year” and ProActive’s Scott Hayes as the company’s “2016 Sales Rep of the Year.” ProActive Sales & Marketing™ of Destin, Florida is one of the leading manufacturers rep agencies in the shooting sports industry, with 35+ years experience representing innovators in every category of the industry. For more information about ProActive Sales & Marketing™, please contact Tommy Hoggle at phone #850-424-3776.


Transaction enhances Vista Outdoor’s presence in camping market Last year, in the wake of the formation of Vista Outdoor, I sat with chairman and CEO Mark DeYoung to talk about the direction of the new company. A lifelong hunter, he talked about the shooting sports with obvious passion, and it was clear he intended to nurture the many well-known brands—Savage, Bushnell, Federal Premium Ammunition, to name but three—under the new Vista umbrella. But while we were talking, I got the sense he saw a much bigger picture, one that included outdoors companies that weren’t in the immediate orbit of the… [Read More]


New Flat Dark Earth (FDE)–colored frame variants and threaded barrel “Tactical models” have joined the Heckler & Koch VP family of 9mm and .40-caliber pistols. The new VP FDE models are manufactured using special colorants added to the frame during the molding process and are available in both 9mm (VP9) and .40 caliber (VP40). The color frame will not fade or chip and is unaffected by chemicals, sun, and exposure to the elements. Flat Dark Earth is a tan/brown color scheme that has gained favor among many military and security units in recent years. The VP Tactical models (available in… [Read More]


Vista Outdoor’s acquisition of Camp Chef wasn’t the only big news of late. Last summer, Smith & Wesson announced its intention to acquire Crimson Trace Corporation, the industry leader in laser sighting systems and tactical lighting for firearms. That deal was completed last month. Crimson Trace has long been a key supplier of laser sighting systems for Smith & Wesson. Its award-winning innovations include the Lasergrips, Laserguard, and Rail Master platforms. The company’s product line also includes the Defender Series, Lightguard, and its new LiNQ wireless activation system. Based in Wilsonville, Oregon, Crimson Trace operates from a 50,000-square-foot facility where… [Read More]


PolyCase’s new Inceptor RNP Sport Utility Ammo line is a range-friendly copper-polymer blend that, unlike other jacketed and frangible ammo, can be shot on hardened steel with safe range distances being measured in feet, not yards. The result is a safer and more realistic training experience. This sport/training product is perfectly matched to the recoil and performance of the Inceptor Preferred Defense and Ruger Self-Defense lines of ammunition, making it the ideal practice ammo choice for users of Ruger- or Inceptor-branded defense ammunition. The Inceptor RNP Sport Utility Ammo delivers high velocity and low recoil, providing a comfortable day of… [Read More]


Roof-top campers have spent years on the edge of the mainstream outdoors industry, but lately they’ve been moving closer to the center. Recently, Yakima—best known for its line of roof racks and roof storage boxes—announced it was developing a roof-top tent. And now, Mossy Oak is getting into the game by partnering with Freespirit Recreation, an Oregon-based manufacturer of lightweight trailers and roof-top tents. The Mossy Oak–branded roof-mounted tent will be available in Break-Up Country camo. “I’ve enjoyed hunting and the outdoors my whole life,” says Brannon Birrer, owner of Freespirit Recreation. “Some of my best memories involve the outdoors…. [Read More]


Traditions Performance Firearms is now shipping the 2016 limited–edition version of the Lady Whitetail series. Built on a Pursuit G4 Ultralight platform, the rifle features a chromoly-tapered, fluted barrel and LT-1 alloy frame and Soft Touch camo stock. The Dual Safety system includes an internal hammer-block safety and trigger-block safety. The Lady Whitetail series is offered in two versions, both in .50 cal. The first version sports a 26-inch barrel with a Tactical Grey Premium CeraKote finish and a stock and forend in Hot Leaf Camo. A 3–9×40 scope (mounted and boresighted at the factory) is included. A case and… [Read More]


The Leupold Optics Academy aims to improve any shooter’s game It is a long-held tenet of hunting and shooting that you can’t hit what you can’t see. That’s why quality optics remain a crucial ingredient of accurate shooting. Another important component is an in-depth understanding of just how the shooting system as a whole affects performance. In this regard, optics manufacturer Leupold & Stevens saw a knowledge gap that it felt uniquely qualified to plug. The plan was to hold a series of courses (which included live-fire exercises) that would help hunters and shooters gain a better understanding of just… [Read More]


(Phoenix, AZ – September 30, 2016) Approaching the final matches of 2016, Team Armalite is consistently finding their place on the podiums. Lead by Team Captain Greg Jordan, Team Armalite has found itself on the podium at the FN 3 Gun Championship and NRA World Shooting Championship. For the third time in four years, Greg Jordan took home the win at the FN 3 Gun Championship. Known as one of the only matches in the season that incorporates fast technical bay stages with longer rugged, natural terrain type stages, Jordan is somewhat of an expert of this event. “This year… [Read More]


Brownville, Maine – SEAL 1 is proud to announce that they have partnered with Wild West Marketing as their sales representatives covering 13 Western States. Jim Dean, Principal at Wild West Marketing had this to say about the partnership: “Wild West Marketing is excited to enter into our sales partnership with Seal 1 gun care products. Seal 1 has exhibited great growth and acceptance with dealers and consumers in a very short period of time. We look forward to building the brand throughout the West.” Wild West Marketing employs 7 full-time professional sales representatives covering 13 Western States. Wild West… [Read More]


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