Volume 24, Number 5 Aug/Sept 2016


(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]


(Wilsonville, OR)— Nearly everyone who owns a firearm has heard of Crimson Trace®, the shooting sports industry leader in laser sight design and manufacturing. Many of those firearm owners have also heard of the man behind the iconic company and brand –Crimson Trace’s Founder Lew Danielson. After more than two decades as a leader in the company and the industry, Danielson has announced his retirement. “I am very proud of what Crimson Trace has become and what we have accomplished in the laser sighting industry with the many innovations we’ve introduced to the market place,” said Danielson. “I’m also proud… [Read More]


Will oversee growth initiatives across body worn camera and digital evidence management system platforms JACKSONVILLE, Fla., September 28, 2016 – The Safariland Group (“Safariland”), a leading provider of a comprehensive suite of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets and the parent company of VIEVU®, a trusted manufacturer of body worn video cameras used by thousands of law enforcement agencies in 17 countries, today announced that Tarey Gettys has been appointed as Vice President and General Manager of VIEVU. Gettys will be responsible for leading VIEVU’s growth initiatives across its body worn camera and… [Read More]


IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL NOTICE SPRINGFIELD, Mass., September 21, 2016 — Thompson/Center Arms has identified a condition that may exist in Compass rifles.  We have determined that there may be some instances, depending on the height and position of the rifle and other factors, where a chambered round may fire if the firearm is dropped with the safety in the fire position.  Safety is paramount to us, so we are taking this measure to further enhance performance and to meet our customer expectations, with the goal of reducing the chance of an accidental discharge should the rifle be dropped. his recall applies… [Read More]


BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc., has added to its line of rock-solid, reliable optics mounting systems with the introduction of its new Mark 4® IMS® mounts for modern sporting rifles, and expanded rifle fits in its QRW™, PRW™, Dual Dovetail™, Quick Release™ and Standard bases. “Rings and bases are often overlooked, but are critical to getting optimal accuracy out of your rifle and riflescope,” said Tim Lesser, vice president of product development for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “We develop and test our mounting systems to eliminate guesswork for the hunter and shooter. There’s no decision needed, just choose… [Read More]


SPARTA, IL. (August 15, 2016) – Zanders Sporting Goods, a national distributor located in Sparta, Illinois, has hired Steven Fey as the newest addition to their sales team. Steven has many years of experience in the outdoor space, working in video production as a field producer and assistant editor for Sub 7 and Red Bone Entertainment. Prior to that, Steven worked as a freelance cameraman for 4 years. Most recently, ,Steven worked as a sales and marketing specialist for Outtech for 2½ years. A graduate of Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Steven has a B.S. in business administration with a focus… [Read More]


SPARTA, IL. (August 15, 2016) – Zanders Sporting Goods, a national distributor located in Sparta, Illinois, has hired Nick Skeeters as the newest addition to their sales team. With 11 years of experience at RE/MAX Preferred Partners as a real estate broker, Nick has a strong sales and customer service background. “During my time at RE/MAX, I have gained extensive knowledge in learning what my customer’s wants and needs are while helping them find the best product or home to fit those criteria,” commented Nick. Nick’s attentiveness to his clients translates into a good hire for Zanders and a strong… [Read More]


Browning has expanded its Citori 725 Sporting and Field over/under line-up to include 28 gauge and 410 models for 2016. Both feature Browning’s Fire Lite Mechanical Trigger system that provides a light, crisp trigger pull with minimal overtravel. Citori 725 Sporting models will be offered with 30” or 32” ventilated rib barrel lengths and supplied with five extended Standard Invector choke tubes. The receiver has a silver nitride finish with gold accented engraving. Stock and forearm are Grade III/IV walnut with gloss oil finish. Weight for the new Citori 725 Sporting small gauges is 7 lbs. 4 oz. – 7… [Read More]


Buck® Knives, Inc., a leader in sports cutlery, chooses outdoor sales and marketing group, KJ&A, to represent their well-known branded line of knives in the Southeast US. Morrisville, N.C. (September 14, 2016) — Ken Jefferies & Associates, LLC, a leading manufacturer’s representation and marketing firm with the outdoor and shooting sports markets, is proud to announce that Buck® Knives, Inc. has signed the KJ&A sales group to represent their brand in the Southeast United States. Buck Knives, a fourth generation, family-owned and operated business, continues to design and produce hand-crafted, quality knives worthy of becoming family heirlooms and passing down… [Read More]


The Sig Electro-Optics ECHO1 boasts military-grade technology at consumer-grade pricing. NEWINGTON, N.H. (May 10, 2016) – SIG SAUER®, Inc., the world’s most renowned name in firearms, introduces the ECHO1 Thermal Reflex Sight, the latest addition to the Electro-Optics line from SIG SAUER. The ECHO1 is a prime example of the level of break-through innovation that SIG Electro-Optics continues to introduce since its launch in 2015. “The ECHO1 fuses the fast target acquisition and simplicity of a reflex sight with the latest in thermal imaging technology to bring you the most innovative Thermal Reflex Sight on the market,” said Andrew York,… [Read More]


WEST MONROE, La. (September 6, 2016) — Duck Commander of West Monroe, La., recently announced that Gray Loon Marketing Group will be its public relations agency of record, complimenting their current role in website development and other marketing services. In addition to Duck Commander, Gray Loon will also be instrumental in launching their new brands; Strut Commander and Fin Commander. “We’ve built a great partnership with Gray Loon through the years, and are excited to expand our relationship based on the agency’s committed leadership, understanding of our brand and their creative work,” said Willie Robertson, CEO of Duck Commander. “Gray… [Read More]


Honor Defense’s new Director of Engineering and Quality is Rick Mulcahy, a shooting industry veteran holding Engineering positions previously at both Beretta USA and Sturm, Ruger and Company. “Rick has been instrumental in the design and success of Honor Defense” said Gary Ramey, President of Honor Defense. “As we add to the team, he will continue to oversee design, QC and implementation of manufacturing.” “I was really excited to be play a key role with Honor Defense and create the new Honor Defense line of concealed carry pistols,” said Mulcahy. “The Honor Defense brand may be relatively new to the… [Read More]


EAST ALTON, Ill. – Kim Rhode roared into history before the first competitive shot was ever fired in Rio, but now she has a bronze medal to solidify her legacy in the shooting sports arena. Rhode is the first American athlete in history to win six consecutive medals in an individual sport. “We are proud of our long-standing partnership with USA Shooting, and particularly Kim Rhode,” said Brett Flaugher, vice president of marketing, sales and strategy at Winchester Ammunition. “We offer a heartfelt congratulations to all the athletes who participated in this year’s games. Kim and her fellow teammates are… [Read More]


Farmington, Utah, September 1, 2016 – Today, Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE: VSTO) announced it has acquired privately owned Camp Chef (Logan Outdoor Products, LLC and Peak Trades, LLC), a leading provider of outdoor cooking solutions. Camp Chef’s high-quality products deliver efficient ways to cook for almost any outdoor gathering, from camping to dinner on the back patio. The brand offers more than 250 products including camp stoves, barbecue grills, pellet grills, smokers, fire pits, and a full line of cast-iron cookware and accessories. The completed transaction enhances Vista Outdoor’s position within one of the camping market’s most attractive categories, complementing… [Read More]


BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc. has awarded the first two Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP) scholarships aimed at helping engineering students gain real-world experience working alongside engineers and designers. Dwight Ransom, a mechanical engineering student, and Gabriel Dudley, an electrical engineering student, from Oregon State University were the first two recipients of the scholarships funded by Leupold & Stevens, Inc. MECOP is a joint intern program between Oregon State University, Oregon Institute of Technology, Portland State University and the University of Portland. The program unites engineering students with manufacturers to provide the highest-quality intern experience possible. “As an… [Read More]


We are looking for driven individuals for our retail sales team. The retail sales team plays a key role in building a lasting relationship with our customers by assisting them with purchases for all of their shooting needs. As a sales associate, you will define the customer’s experience at The Range at Austin by not only assisting the customer by recommending the appropriate products for their needs, but also by educating the customer, and establishing confidence within the customer. The following is what The Range at Austin is seeking in a sales team associate: • Passion for the shooting industry… [Read More]


We are looking for driven individuals for our range safety officer team. The main focus for these key employees is to keep our facility safe. We strive to ensure each guest has an enjoyable and memorable experience, and the range safety officer plays the most vital role in meeting that goal. The following is what The Range at Austin is seeking in a range safety officer: • NRA Range Safety Officer Certification or a Military Combat Arms Specialist • Passion for the shooting industry • Basic knowledge of firearms operation • Enjoys teaching others to use firearms safely • Ability… [Read More]


ONTARIO, Calif. – Safariland congratulates Team Safariland members Julie Golob and Rob Leathamfor triumphing at the 2016 USPSA Back-to-Back Production and Carry Optics National Championships held in Barry, Ill. from August 11-14. Following these competitions, Golob is impressively the first and only woman to win a national title in all seven USPSA divisions, and Leatham is remarkably a 28-time USPSA National Champion. Julie Golob Rob Leatham Powering through to compete while feeling under the weather, Golob placed fourth in the Female Category at the 2016 USPSA Production National Championships. She also claimed her 15thUSPSA Ladies National Title at the Carry… [Read More]


PROVO, Utah – Action Target Inc., the leading manufacturer of shooting ranges, today announced its sponsorship of World Champion Shooter, Max Michel. The sponsorship of Max Michel is intended to create more visibility of Action Target products and increase brand awareness. Max will wear the Action Target logo on the front right side of his competition jersey and will be featured in a variety of media materials and appearances designed to promote Action Target. “We are excited to add Max to the Action Target shooting team,” said Kevin Tomaszewski, Action Target V.P. of Marketing & Engineering.  “Max is a great role model,… [Read More]


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