Volume 24, Number 3 April/May 2016
 
 
 

NEWS BRIEFS




FORT WORTH, TEXAS (05/24/16) – Due to an increase in customer demand for its products and the need for additional operating space, XS® Sight Systems has expanded into a new location. The company previously called its building co-owned with Horizon Tech home, but XS Sights® will move its operations further down the road to 2401 Ludelle St., Fort Worth, Texas. Both companies will continue to work closely together, but the new building allows R&D head Bo Wallace the opportunity to try out new product ideas in a larger, more expansive space. XS® Sights also hopes that the use of the… [Read More]

 
 


 



SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 20, 2016) – Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that the company’s popular Performance CenterPorted M&P Shield pistol, in both 9mm and .40 S&W with factory ported barrel and slide, is now available with front and rear tritium night sights. Whether used as a backup sidearm for police personnel, a deep concealment pistol for plain-clothes officers, or a self-protection firearm for consumers, the Performance Center Ported M&P Shield with new night sights enhances sight acquisition in all low-light situations. Engineered by some of the most skilled Master Gunsmiths in the world, the new pistols are available exclusively from… [Read More]

 



SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 20 2016) — Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today that it has added a new model to the company’s line of M&P polymer pistols with the introduction of the M&P22 Compact pistol in durable Cerakote Flat Dark Earth (FDE) frame finish.  Engineered to professional standards, this tactical rimfire pistol incorporates a variety of features inherent to the design of the full size M&P centerfire pistol in a smaller scale version.  The American-made M&P22 Compact .22 LR pistol delivers M&P accuracy and reliability in a fun-to-shoot, compact profile. “This new M&P22 Compact model sports a desirable Cerakote flat dark… [Read More]

 



Clearfield, Utah, May 19, 2016 –Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE: VSTO) announced that Brian Murphy, the company’s Vice President of Corporate Development, was named an SGB 40 Under 40 award honoree by SportsOneSource. Murphy was honored for his work to grow the Vista Outdoor business through the strategic acquisitions of Jimmy Styks, CamelBak and the Action Sports division of BRG Sports, Inc. I’m honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Murphy. “I have the great fortune of working for an incredibly supportive company in Vista Outdoor. This award is a testament to all of the hard work of my team and… [Read More]

 



SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 20, 2016) – Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today that it is now offering its popular M&P Shield™ pistol in .45 AUTO.  Smith & Wesson’s M&P45 Shield is a slim, concealable, lightweight, striker-fired polymer pistol.  From its one-inch profile to its optimized 18-degree grip angle, the M&P45 Shield offers professional-grade features that provide consumers and professionals with reliable performance and simple operation in a concealed carry. 45 AUTO firearm.  Whether deployed as a backup sidearm for law enforcement personnel, a deep concealment pistol for plain-clothes officers or a personal protection firearm for consumers, the M&P45 Shield can… [Read More]

 



NEWINGTON, N.H. (May 9, 2016) – SIG SAUER®, Inc. introduces the FOXTROT1 Pistol Light from the SIG SAUER Electro-Optics Division. The FOXTROT1 incorporates advancements that have not been seen in rail-mounted flashlights and is available to both civilian and law enforcement markets. The FOXTROT1 Pistol Weapon Light is the most advanced, rail mounted flashlight available. Using Sig Sauer’s patent pending design, the Foxtrot 1 mounts to both the Mil-Std-1913 rail or Sig Sauer Proprietary rail. Dual, finger-actuated tact switches support ambidextrous use while functioning in either continuous or momentary mode. “The FOXTROT1 brings the latest LED technology to the pistol… [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]

 



ANOKA, Minnesota – May 13, 2016 – Federal Premium Ammunition pro shooter Julie Golob claimed her 14th U.S. Practical Shooting Association Ladies National Revolver Title and the Classic Nationals Aggregate Ladies Title at back-to-back USPSA nationals May 5-8 at the Pasa Park complex in Barry, Illinois. “It’s great to claim another USPSA national title,” Golob said. “I have taken a good bit of time off over the years to grow our family. It was great to prove I’ve still got it and extra special to do so on Mother’s Day weekend.” The two national championships each featured 14 courses of… [Read More]

 



Chapin, S.C. – Ellett Brothers is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by Sightron for outstanding sales and support of their products throughout the 2015 campaign. “Working together with Sightron gives us the pleasure of offering our dealers reliable end-to-end high-grade optics at competitive prices in various outdoor sport categories, and this translates into excellent value for the money across the board,” stated Brad Johnson, USC Chairman and CEO. Founded in late 1993, Sightron modeled its business to provide premium quality products in all lines of optical goods for the outdoor sportsman. Today Sightron has continued this commitment… [Read More]

 



Berryville, AR – Nighthawk Custom, the leader in high-end 1911’s has partnered with Korth Arms, the legendary German firearms manufacturer, to bring Nighthawk designed-Korth built revolvers to the US. Nighthawk Custom and Korth Arms have also entered into an exclusive distribution agreement for all Korth firearms being imported into the US. Certain models have been enhanced to meet US gun buyer’s needs and desires. “Nighthawk Standards are the highest in the Industry.” states Mark Stone, Owner and CEO of Nighthawk Custom. “This collaboration with such a renowned maker as Korth, who has the same attention to detail and unwavering commitment… [Read More]

 



HAUPPAUGE, NY, May 16, 2016 – The Meopta MeoPro HD 80 spotting scope is the winner of this year’s Outdoor Life Editor’s Choice award in the spotting scope category. Beating out 11 competitors for this prestigious award – one of the largest fields in years – the MeoPro HD 80 impressed the test team with its “crystal clear Schott glass, high-speed center-barrel focus, and very appealing price”. The MeoPro HD 80 is assembled in the United States at Meopta’s Long Island, New York facility using Czech components and is a favorite amongst guides and hunters who appreciate exceptional performance and… [Read More]

 



MIAMI – May 13, 2016 – Taurus Holdings, Inc. announces Vincent Abrams as the Senior Marketing Manager. Taurus Holdings, Inc. encompasses the Taurus®, Rossi® and Heritage™ firearm brands. Abrams joins Taurus with over 15 years of marketing leadership and strategic product planning experience. Over the last several years, Abrams has worked with some of the industry’s leading brands including Gamo, Bushnell and Sig Sauer. At Taurus he will take a key role in driving brand growth and the expansion of product lines across the board. Abrams will lead marketing efforts to support internal and external customers and industry partners. “Vincent… [Read More]

 



May 13, 2016 (Rochester, NY) – LaserMax is delighted to announce the recent hiring of Chris Moon as Marketing Operations Coordinator. In his role, Chris will provide operational support and events facilitation to further the company’s key marketing initiatives. “Chris Moon’s diverse experience, vibrant energy and attention to detail make him a fantastic addition to our progressive marketing team,” said Celia Grimes, Director of Marketing. “Bringing him onboard represents another significant stride toward my goal of forming the industry’s highest performing marketing department. I have every confidence that his outstanding background in print and production will enhance LaserMax’s overall capabilities.” Moon… [Read More]

 



Newington, NH (May 13, 2016) – SIG SAUER, Inc., designer and manufacturer of the world’s most reliable firearms, optics, ammunition, airguns and accessories, has hired Joseph Huston as the company’s vice president and general manager of the airgun division. Huston will report directly to Ron Cohen, president and CEO of SIG SAUER, and is responsible for the management and development of the company’s Advanced Sport Pellet (ASP) line. “Joe’s extensive and accomplished background provides him with a thorough understanding of the opportunities and challenges ahead,” said Cohen. “We are confident that his enthusiasm and experience will provide the leadership required… [Read More]

 



Greeley, PA – Once again, Kahr Arms has partnered with Davidson’s to offer a limited edition exclusive double-action semi-auto micro-compact pistol in .380 ACP. The CW3833CG is offered in an attractive Cerakote Gold finish and can only be purchased through Davidson’s and the Gallery of Guns website for a limited time. The CW3833CG features a 2.58 inch conventional rifled barrel, an overall length of 4.96 inches, a height of 3.9 inches and it weighs just 10.2 ounces. The pistol has a black polymer frame and a stainless steel slide. The attractive gold features can be found in the slide, trigger,… [Read More]

 



Greeley, PA – Kahr Firearms Group is proud to introduce their latest Cerakote™ finish for the CM9 and the CM45. Officially called Cerakote H-190 Armor Black, the pistol has a flat black stainless steel slide with a black textured polymer grip and attractive black appointments. The flat black finish has a chalky appearance which gives it a more utilitarian look which appeals to many gun owners. Both the CM9093CB and CM4543CB were developed exclusively for MGE Wholesale. Consumers can ask their favorite firearms dealer to purchase these exclusive models from MGE Wholesale. The 9mm features a 3.1” barrel, black polymer… [Read More]

 



May 9, 2016 – Golden Spike Corporation announces the appointment of Doug Tarter as the company’s new C.O.O.   Golden Spike is the fastest growing Vault Door Company in the country, specializing in Vault room doors, panic room doors and security doors for new and existing homes. Tarter combines his Marketing and Sales background with a staff of talented professionals and engineers and an incredible product to be offered through dealer channels. With Tarter’s 23 plus years in the industry and a commitment of continued master engineering at a great value; the growth of Golden Spike is inevitable.

 



SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 11, 2016) – Smith & Wesson today introduced the M&P 15-22 Sport™ MOE SL model (Magpul Original Equipment Slim Line).  Now available with American-made Magpul accessories as standard equipment, the dedicated .22 LRM&P rifle retains the look and operating features of the company’s popular M&P rifle line, with the enhanced ergonomics of Magpul accessories. “As we continue to offer shooters enhanced features and control on a factory built platform, we are especially excited about this newaddition to our extremely popular family of M&P15-22 Sport rifles,” said Jan Mladek, General Manager of Smith & Wesson’s M&P Brand. “We continue… [Read More]

 



Hamburg, PA – Doug Koenig, Competition Director of the Sportsman’s Team Challenge announces online registration is now open. The Nationals match will be held at the Heartland Public Shooting Park in Alda, NE June 10-12, 2016 and will be open to the general public, industry and to all levels of shooting competitors. “As a long-time participant of the Sportsman’s Team Challenge, I’m honored to be the Competition Director this year. The event continues to be a favorite of mine over the years especially when I’ve shot the match with my son.” Koenig added, “As this year’s Director, I look forward to… [Read More]

 



SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 9, 2016) — Tony Miele, General Manager of the Smith & Wesson® Performance Center®, today highlighted multiple Team Smith & Wesson wins, saying, “At Smith & Wesson, we have a long history of supporting the shooting sports and we are proud to partner with our exceptional professional shooters to help promote interest in recreational and competitive shooting.  With a total of 14 First Place, three Second Place, and three Third Place finishes so early in the season, Team Smith & Wesson looks very promising as they continue to promote the shooting sports, demonstrate the accuracy and reliability… [Read More]

 


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