Volume 23, Number 4 June/July 2015
 
 
 

NEWS BRIEFS



Anyone looking for a rugged assisted opening lockback with a great blade at a very affordable price will appreciate the new F.A.S.T.® 2.0 R11609 Medium Folder from Remington® Cutlery. It features a 3-1/4-inch modified drop-point blade with a thumbstud to aid in easy opening, ready for use. Made of 440 stainless steel, which holds a keen edge, the blade is coated with black oxide for further protection from rust and corrosion. The 4-1/4-inch aluminum handle has a Mossy Oak® Break-Up™ Pink camouflage finish, with a lanyard hole and a metal pocket clip for convenient carry. It is 7-3/8” long when… [Read More]

 
 


 



Lyons Falls, NY: Otis Technology is proud to have been the presenting sponsor of the recent Northwest Arkansas Cancer Challenge Trap Shoot Tournament at the Highland Gun Range in Bella Vista, Arkansas, on June 11 and 12. Established in 1993, The Cancer Challenge is a one-of-kind premier charity event with the focus on advocating and supporting world class cancer care in Northwest Arkansas. Included in the three day event is a Trap Shoot Tournament hosting over 135 trap shooters from across the region, competing squads of three with 100 clay targets per squad, scheduled in both afternoon and morning flights. As presenting sponsor,… [Read More]

 



Wanamassa, N.J. (July 2015) – Eagle Imports, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Metro Arms, SPS, Bersa, Comanche and Grand Power firearms products, is pleased to announce that Heather Miller, its sponsored 3-Gun Pro Shooter, took second place with her team in the women’s division at the Armalite 3-Man 3-Gun Championship held at Topton Fish & Game Association in Topton, Pennsylvania, July 18-19, 2015. “The Armalite 3-Man 3-Gun Match was a great success! Our Team consisted of Team Benelli Team Captain Dianna Liedorff Muller, Becky Yackley of Team Stoeger and myself. We rocked the match with a Second Place finish in… [Read More]

 



Slinger, Wisconsin – As part of their continued growth, Bast-Durbin Advertising has hired Niko Markos to fill the position of Social Media Content Manager. In this position, Markos will be responsible for day-to-day management of social media strategy and content for Bast-Durbin Advertising’s clients. Markos, already an industry veteran, excelled in his position as the Social Media Coordinator for The Sportsman’s Channel (TSC), prior to their relocation to company headquarters in Colorado. “I managed social media for the most popular outdoor-specific TV network in the country and had working relationships with over 100 TV shows, as far as social media… [Read More]

 



NEWINGTON, N.H. (July 23, 2015) — The SIG SAUER, Inc., P320® has been chosen as the next duty pistol for the more than 200 officers of the High Point (North Carolina) Police Department. One of the most progressive agencies in the region, the HPPD places an emphasis on training and providing its officers with the best firearms available. The P320 modular handgun was a perfect fit for the department and its officers. “The SIG SAUER® P320 is a pistol designed with law enforcement in mind,” said HPPD Chief Marty Sumner. “The features and modular design allow this pistol to be… [Read More]

 



Lightweight, fast mounting buttstock designed with the serious professional in mind by CAA for all shooting enthusiasts. Tullytown, Pa. (July 2015) – CAA USA’s Skeletonized Buttstock (SKBS), originally designed to meet the demands of tactical operators, eliminates excess weight without compromising on strength or durability. Made from a high-strength, nylon reinforced polymer with an over-molded rubber cheek weld contoured and texturized to provide additional user comfort, the SKBS mounts to both MIL-Spec and commercial buffer tubes via a compression ring ensuring a super tight fit and eliminating any chance of movement, no matter how slight. Additionally, a thumb activated extension… [Read More]

 



Business is rapidly expanding at TriStar Arms. The importer of Turkish shotguns and semi-automatic pistols has seen a sharp increase in sales over the past few years, and has recently completed an expansion of its headquarters in North Kansas City to meet these new demands. This new expansion nearly doubles the size of TriStar’s original headquarters, and will add two new offices, a conference room and additional space to its existing warehouse. “We’ve experienced substantial growth in both recognition and overall sales, ” said TriStar Sales and Marketing Manager Ryan Bader. “This new space will allow us to increase the… [Read More]

 



BESSEMER, Ala. (July 21, 2015) — Steyr Arms has announced that its newest SSG rifle—wearing an advanced carbon-fiber stock—has landed in America. Initially introduced at the 2014 SHOT Show, the exceptionally accurate, innovative and moderately-priced SSG Carbon rifle was met with an unprecedented number of orders from the law enforcement community that took the last 16 months to fill, but the latest shipment of rifles now makes the SSG Carbon available throughout the U.S. Unlike conventional carbon-fiber stocks made from woven carbon fabric that often suffer from side-strike structural failures, the SSG Carbon’s stock is made using the same “chipped-carbon”… [Read More]

 



(Cambridge, Md.) July 14, 2015.  LWRC International announces the addition of DSG Arms as an authorized law enforcement wholesale distributor representing the company’s full line of high performance firearms. “DSG Arms is a well respected, highly knowledgeable, professional distribution organization that shares our core values focused upon delivering best-in-category quality, performance and customer service, says David Ridley, senior vice president sales and marketing.  “We are proud to partner with DSG and look to further expand our brand and product line with law enforcement and government customers.” Established in 1995, DSG Arms built its business by representing top-notch equipment for the… [Read More]

 



LINCOLN, Neb., (July 20, 2015) Swanson Russell announces the addition of five employees to its Lincoln office: Claire Abelbeck, Brooke Behrendt, Paul Rankin, Neale Stadler and Peter Worth. Abelbeck joins the agency as an interactive producer. The Omaha native received a Bachelor of Journalism degree in advertising from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Abelbeck is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from her alma mater. Prior to joining Swanson Russell, Abelbeck was the director of digital communications for the University of Nebraska Alumni Association. Originally from Gibbon, Nebraska, Brooke Behrendt serves as a public relations associate. She graduated… [Read More]

 



OREM, Utah – July 16, 2015 – Gold Tip and Bee Stinger pro shooters swept the final leg of the IBO National Triple Crown this past weekend in Marengo, Ohio, with 3-D archery superstar Levi Morgan leading the way again. Morgan took 1st Place after mounting an impressive comeback through some very soggy, muddy conditions. With the win, Morgan became the first archer to win all three Triple Crown events in a single year and locks in first place for the coveted National Triple Crown award. “After the first round, I struggled that night accepting the idea that the winning… [Read More]

 



SEDALIA, MO – Starline Brass has recently introduced 2 new cartridges to meet the growing demand for their superior reloading products. Starline has added the .30 carbine and 9mm Steyr to their large product line, which now exceeds 80 calibers. The .30 carbine was designed for use by the US military as a light carbine in the 1940s. It was used in the venerable M1 Carbine, the gun of choice for many soldiers in WWII, and the full auto M2 version. The M1 is still very popular today and is available from Auto-Ordnance. Ruger also offers the .30 Carbine in… [Read More]

 



As it continues to add more products to its growing catalog of quality outdoor products, Moteng North America, LLC (MNA) has announced that four of the ALPS Brands products are now available through the efficient Moteng distribution system. “Our focus is to bring in major brands that will make a difference to dealers, not to add brands just to make our catalog thicker,” said Randy Martin, MNA marketing manager. “We go through a long review process before we make any final decisions, so they are quality lines that make sense.” ALPS Brands is a typical example, with four different product… [Read More]

 



The Shooting Industry Masters Treasures and Traditions Auction is once again being hosted on GunBroker.com. Held in conjunction with the 13th annual Shooting Industry Masters, this auction will raise money for NSSF’s First Shots program and USA Shooting. Last year, the Masters auction generated over $17,000 in support of the shooting sports. “Thanks to our partnership with GunBroker.com and the generosity of manufacturers and custom gun makers, we’re looking to raise even more money for First Shots and the USA Shooting Team this year,” said Randy Molde, Masters chairman. “The unique guns and one-of-a-kind custom items up for auction are… [Read More]

 



(Michigan City, IN) GunBroker.com, the world’s largest online auction site for firearms and accessories, has partnered with the Kids & Clays Foundation to support their national series of sporting clay events.  Proceeds from the events benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities, who provide housing and other help to tens of thousands of critically ill children and their families across the country each year. “We are certainly very appreciative to be working with GunBroker.com to help raise funds vital to our mission,” said Bill Keyser, president of the Kids & Clays Foundation.  “The people at GunBroker.com are making a large difference in… [Read More]

 



HOUSTON, TX, July 15, 2015 – Texas Armament & Technology (TxAT), the exclusive distributor of Aguila Ammunition in the U.S. and Canadian markets, has announced that Kristi Drawe has been appointed as Director of Marketing for the TxAT and Aguila Ammunition brands. Formerly the Marketing Director for Aimpoint, Inc., Drawe has also worked in support of NASCAR, KFC, International Hunter Education Association, and National Bowhunter Education Foundation. “We are excited to have Kristi join the TxAT team”, said Leon Brener, President of TxAT. “With Kristi’s extensive industry experience and knowledge, she will play a pivotal role in taking our family… [Read More]

 



West Jordan, UT – With the goal of providing the most user-friendly and information-packed website possible, Badlands recently launched the all-new www.badlandspacks.com. An “all hands on deck” project, the website redesign took several months of designing, new content-creation and troubleshooting before the official launch on July 8th. Features of the new site include: – Dynamic, interactive homepage including videos, social media and stunning imagery – Category breakdowns for hunt, camping, tactical, optics, accessories, lifestyle and travel – Filters for finding the correct gear including options to filter by: • Hunt Type (Big Game, Turkey, Whitetail, Zombies, etc.) • Season of… [Read More]

 



Bensalem, Pa. (July 2015) – First Samco, Inc. (FSI), the exclusive distributor of Fobus Holsters & Pouches, has announced that Ira G. Block has been President of FSI since January of 2015. The official announcement comes just as Fobus is undertaking a number of new and exciting initiatives under Mr. Block’s directive, all geared toward leveraging Fobus’ stellar reputation and extensive product offerings. Mr. Block comes to Fobus from Kimber Mfg., Inc. where he was General Counsel and a valuable member of Kimber’s senior management for over a decade. One of Mr. Block’s first initiatives was the introduction of the… [Read More]

 



The CAA ambidextrous, side-folding, collapsible stock tube allows for easy installation of M4- style stocks on AK’s and Saiga stamped receivers Tullytown, Pa. (July 2015) – CAA USA is pleased to announce the CAA ambidextrous, side-folding, 6- position, polymer, collapsible stock tube is now available and shipping to retailers across the country. The CAA side-folding, stock tube (AK47SFSP) allows the installation of M4-style stocks on most AK-style rifles with Saiga stamped receivers. The CAA side-folding stock tube provides rifle enthusiasts and professionals with CQB and covert carry capabilities and easily converts from left-hand to righthand folding positions. The polymer construction… [Read More]

 



(Geneseo, IL – July 8, 2015) In another exciting weekend of competition Team Armalite prevailed. The weekend of June 27-28, team members Greg Jordan, Tommy Thacker and Armalite Ambassador Rick Birdsall ventured to Alton, VA, in the first ever 3-gun match held at the Virginia International Raceway by 3-Gun Nation. More than 200 competitors traveled to this unique venue for the fourth 3-Gun Nation Regional this year. When it was all said and done the men of Armalite left the crowd going wild! Armalite’s Jordan and Nick Atkinson battled it out once again for the Practical division title with Jordan… [Read More]

 


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