Volume 23, Number 6 October/November 2015


BESSEMER, Ala. (Nov. 24, 2015) — Steyr Arms announced today that the company’s website and online store have been completely redesigned and are up and running just in time for Black Friday and CyberMonday specials. Much faster and easier to navigate than its predecessor, the new steyrarms.com website offers a generous catalog of sporting rifles, hunting rifles, pistols and accessories. The website is packed with detailed descriptions, specifications, photos, videos, news articles and reviews of the entire lineup of Steyr firearms—all available at customers’ fingertips. Built on an eCommerce platform, firearms and accessories are easy to browse, research and purchase…. [Read More]



MITCHELL, S.D. – Boyds has recently introduced Savage A17 replacement gunstocks in their Classic, Featherweight Thumbhole, Heritage, Platinum, Prairie Hunter, Pro Varmint, and Varmint Thumbhole designs. The new rifle from Savage is the first high-performance semi-automatic rimfire specifically designed for the .17 HMR cartridge. To see all the available stocks and options from Boyds for the A17 and entire line and to order your replacement stock today, visit www.boydsgunstocks.com/a17. “Our friends at Savage hit a homerun with the A17,” said Dustin Knutson, General Manager at Boyds, “We’re excited to introduce new products for this innovative new rifle.” The new Savage… [Read More]


Las Vegas, NV, November, 2015. Accu-Grip (www.accu-grip.net) adjustable trigger length AR-15 grips increase accuracy and semi-auto fire volume. The company also has these for AKs.* Accu-Grip is a unique adjustable grip for the trigger finger hand (strong hand) that creates a greatly improved ergonomic relationship between the shooter and trigger. It accomplishes this by adjusting the distance between the grip and the trigger surface (length of pull). The result is a dramatic increase in trigger control resulting in greatly improved shooter accuracy and fire volume capability. Accu-Grip makes it easy for the shooter to position their strong hand and trigger… [Read More]


LAKE OSWEGO, OR – Chevalier Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations announces the hiring of Jake Meyer, its newest publicrelations and marketing specialist. Jake will assist Chevalier and its clients with the areas of public relations, marketing, brand management, and event planning. Jake Meyer Jake brings an extensive personal background to the agency with his well-rounded knowledge in bow hunting, competitive archery, firearms, fishing, and wildlife management.  Meyer’s professional background is a unique complement to the needs of Chevalier’s clients, as his passion for the outdoors is backed with a drive for professional excellence.  Jake has experience and education in marketing management,… [Read More]


Old Saybrook, CT (January, 2016) – For 2016, Traditions™ Performance Firearms has added the popular Nitride finish to several models of their top-sellers in their muzzleloader line. Nitride is a durable finish used by numerous manufacturers to help protect against corrosion, weather, and pitting. This finish allows both the outside and inside of the barrel to be coated to provide maximum protection. It not only extends barrel life but also aids in increased accuracy. This coating stands up to the tough challenges of hunting while providing peace of mind that your rifle is protected. Traditions™ models with the Nitride coating… [Read More]


Winder, GA, November 2015–G2 Research–introduces its NEW Civic Duty round for serious self- defense. Designed to reliably and quickly expand to 2.5 times its caliber, this new round delivers incredible attack stopping energy, large wound area and excellent penetration. A “humble” 100-grain 9mm Civic Duty bullet will open up to 0.855 inches, creating a near-instant fight-stopping wound by effectively delivering all of its energy inside the target. The Civic Duty bullet is a solid copper, CNC-machined bullet that upon entering the target immediately begins expansion as a large hollow point. At initial contact, six large petals of the jacket peel… [Read More]


BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc., is giving hunters and shooters alike a great deal on the legendary VX®-3. From now until the end of the year, Leupold® is offering a $100 rebate with the purchase of any VX-3 riflescope. “Our commitment to continuous improvement and American manufacturing allows us to offer consumers an even greater value,” said Rob Morrison, vice president of global marketing for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “Built to Leupold’s demanding specifications of ruggedness and backed by our Gold Ring™ Lifetime Guarantee, the VX-3 is simply one of the most durable, reliable riflescopes on the market.”… [Read More]


SEDALIA, MO – To expand capacity to meet the continued demand for their products, Starline Brass recently added 15,000 sq. ft. to their existing 30,000 sq. ft. facility. This expansion provides more floor space for production and expands Starline’s shipping department. As a result, Starline is increasing their finished goods inventory and continuing to improve the availability of their superior quality brass. The expansion will also provide Starline the opportunity to expand their product line. Starline currently manufactures and sells over 80 calibers of superior quality reloading brass, and is running at a 95% fill rate. To see all the… [Read More]


Tactical Walls, the leading innovator in home firearms concealment, has named Chevalier Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations as its agency of record. Chevalier Advertising will work with Tactical Walls to continue its upward momentum by assisting with strategic media placements, ad creative, and other branding initiatives, as well as implementing a forward-thinking public relations campaign that includes event planning, product launch execution, and distribution of media materials and product samples. Founded in 2012 by Tim Matter, Tactical Walls manufactures an extensive line-up of hidden firearms storage compartments that are designed to look and function like everyday household décor. The Tactical… [Read More]


Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) announces the promotion of Shawn Leska to Vice President of Sales, effective November 6, 2015. Mr. Leska has served as Director of Sales since November 2011. During this time, he has been integral to the success of several new product launches, sales programs and promotional initiatives. His strategic approach and strong industry relationships have positively impacted the company’s sales growth for almost three decades. “Shawn has a tremendous level of industry experience, and his knowledge of firearms products and the Ruger brand is unmatched. We look forward to having him in his new… [Read More]


Ottawa, IL – Hard Core Brands®, who is quickly becoming the dominant player in the waterfowl industry launches a new and exciting web show hosted on www.hardcore-brands.com beginning November 11th, 2015. Hunting season is upon us and the anticipation is building for a hopeful season ahead. Hard Core® will be right there giving the viewer the experience of being on the hunt as it happens. The show will be hosted by well-known industry names such as Matt Dahlstrom, Josh Dahlstrom, Ryan Briesh, Blake Hagemeier, along with the professional staff of Hard Core. “We are beyond excited to announce the arrival… [Read More]


Newington, NH (November 11, 2015) – SIG SAUER, Inc., designer and manufacturer of the world’s most reliable firearms, silencers, optics, ammunition, airguns, and accessories is pleased to announce the addition of industry veterans Ed Schultz and Dani Navickas to the SIG Air Division. Schultz will serve as engineering manager, spearheading leading-edge product development for the division, and Navickas will serve as product manager for all SIG SAUER Advanced Sport Pellet (ASP) airguns. “We are building an exceptionally talented team with years of experience in the airgun industry,” said Ron Cohen, president and chief executive officer of SIG SAUER, Inc. “SIG… [Read More]


Honor Defense, the all American firearms manufacturer is pleased to announce Richard Moore has joined the company as Operations Manager. Richard will be responsible for running the Assembly and back-end operations for Honor Defense. “We are thrilled to have Richard join the Honor Defense Team. Richard has extraordinary experience and will be crucial to our high quality standards and stance on exceptional customer service” says Gary Ramey, President of Honor Defense. Richard Moore Richard Moore is a 20 year military veteran with a degree from Liberty University. He also has a distinguished military career as an ODA Team Sergeant with 7th Special Forces… [Read More]


Dead Air’s new website is clean, modern and easy-to-navigate. Lawrenceville, Ga. (November 2015) – Dead Air Armament™ is pleased to announce its new, updated website boasts a clean, modern look and easy-to-navigate interface and is now live. Web browsers can visit it at www.deadairsilencers.com. “At Dead Air we thought about the user experience constantly when designing our suppressors. You can tell the difference when you shoot them: less blowback, less first round pop and less recoil. With our website we wanted to give our customers that same premium experience. I think our customers will be pleased with the updates we’ve… [Read More]


Lyons Falls, N.Y. – Otis Technology is pleased to announce new additions to its government/international sales team. Rick Arnold joins Otis Technology as the Government Sales Manager and Jake Austin has been promoted to Government Sales Specialist. Rick Arnold Ricky Arnold Sr., is a 25 year USAF Veteran who served as a Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) Specialist as part of the Guardian Angel Personnel Recovery Weapons System.  Rick served in many capacities, from the USAF SERE School and ultimately retiring from the USAF Pentagon, as the SERE Functional Manager, USAF Special Operations Division. Rick previously served as Air… [Read More]


MITCHELL, S.D. – Boyds has recently added hardwood replacement gunstock options for the popular new Mossberg Patriot rifle. The Mossberg Patriot has been a top choice among hunters and shooters for its high-performance offered at an affordable price. Boyds now offers stock options for the popular rifle in their Classic, Featherweight Thumbhole, Heritage, Platinum, Prairie Hunter, ProVarmint and Varmint Thumbhole designs. Left-handed stock options are also available. Boyds is adding new custom options each week to their growing line up of hardwood replacement gunstocks. New options include Blaze Orange laminate and Circassian high grade walnut blanks. Additional new options include… [Read More]


GREELEY, (Colo.) — November 6, 2015 – Steiner Optics announces Steve Schweitzer as the vice president of sales, marketing and business development. Steve Schweitzer Schweitzer will be responsible for developing comprehensive strategic plans and implementing sales and account management programs across key market segments including marine, hunting, outdoor, and military/law enforcement. He will report directly to Dale Pratt, General Manager of Burris Company. “Steiner has built a solid reputation for building premium optics that are rugged and reliable,” said Schweitzer. “This is a great opportunity to build the brand in North America, develop new products, and expand our footprint across… [Read More]


CRKT, a premier specialty cutlery and tool company, announced two promotions within the company’s executive management team.  Rod Bremer, CRKT Founder and head of CRKT for the past 21 years, has moved into the role of Chairman of the Board.  Mark Schreiber, CRKT Executive Vice President, has been promoted to President. Rod Bremer Chairman In his role as Chairman, Rod will provide leadership to CRKT’s Board of Directors and guidance and direction on the company’s strategic plans. He will serve as a brand ambassador at major trade shows and strategic account presentations, will focus on strategic business development opportunities and… [Read More]


Hunters Specialties is pleased to announce the addition of Lee Colquitt to the management team as Senior Vice President of Sales. Colquitt is an avid outdoorsman with a strong background not only in sales, but also product development, marketing and channel merchandising. He most recently was Director of Sales for Beretta USA, managing the chain store business channel, where he led several key growth initiatives. Lee also has experience working for Russell Athletic, Land’s End and JanSport. “Lee’s passion for hunting, fishing and the outdoors, along with his experience in sales and channel merchandising, make him a natural fit for… [Read More]


MIAMI – October 28, 2015 – Taurus® is once again at the top of the sales list on GunBroker. With the top three sellers in the New Revolver category for September, Taurus® brand firearms continue to be a popular choice among today’s gun buyers. Taurus® models atop the New Revolver category include, the 605, 85 and the Taurus Judge®. Each of these revolvers demonstrates the quality that Taurus® is proud to back and features that have landed them ahead of their competitors. The Taurus 605 is an unfailing revolver in .357 Magnum with great fiber optic sights. The Taurus 85… [Read More]


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