Volume 22, Number 6 October/November 2014


The Umarex NXG APX is light-years ahead of the air guns I grew up shooting. This multi-pump pneumatic air rifle fires either .177 pellets or bb’s, and the bb reservoir tops out at 75. The feature that I found most revolutionary wasn’t the ease of the pump-action, but the automatic safety. The patent-pending Safe-T-Matic auto safety makes the rifle next to impossible to shoot accidentally. The safety is essentially always on, as it engages whenever the rifle is pumped.  I found it flicked off easily with my trigger finger once I was ready to shoot. The rifle will shoot up… [Read More]



MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool will continue to expand their line of M12™ Heated Gear as they begin their 5th Season this fall. The 2014 line includes a ground-up redesign of M12™ Heated Jackets, the introduction of the M12™ Realtree Xtra® Camo 3-in-1 Heated Jacket, and new M12™ Heated Hoodie color options for on and off the jobsite. Powered by M12™ REDLITHIUM™ Battery Technology, Milwaukee® Heated Gear distributes heat across the chest and back to actively warm core body areas. Durable carbon fiber heating elements woven in between rugged exterior materials and thermal insulating liners generate and maintain heat to reduce the need… [Read More]


Bradenton, FL – In conjunction with the opening of their distribution center in Bradenton, Florida, the newly-restructured Essex International Trading, Inc., is pleased to announce that they will serve as the exclusive international distributor for Mossberg® firearms and accessories, effective immediately. This agreement does not include distribution to the Canadian market. Essex International Trading, Inc. will also distribute other outdoor-related products for hunting and shooting sports, and tactical products for the military and law enforcement agencies worldwide. Essex International’s Founder and CEO Adel Jamil will be joined by new partner Marjorie Hart, who will serve as President of Essex International… [Read More]


Madison, NC – The Remington Outdoor Company (“ROC”) would like to congratulate Team Remington members on their performances at the 2014 National Sporting Clays Association® (NSCA) National Sporting Clays Championships. All Team Remington members competed exclusively with Remington Premier® Nitro® 27 and Remington Premier® Nitro® Gold Sporting Clays target loads.   Team Remington Scores: Main Event – 300 Target Sporting Clay National Championship Runner-Up Champion – Bill McGuire 276×300 Master Class 4th – Mile Wilgus 273×300 Master Class 6th – Gebben Miles 271×300 Master Class 12th – Wendell Cherry 268×300 Master Class Lady 1st – Diane Sorantino 233×300   FITASC… [Read More]


Madison, NC – In the final major high-power rifle competition this competitive season, Team Remington shooters were recently awarded Overall Team and Match Rifle champions at the 2014 Western Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) Games and Creedmoor Cup matches held at Ben Avery Shooting Range in Phoenix, Arizona on October 14-19, 2014. In the Team Championship, Team Remington won the overall and match rifle category with a winning score of 1945-56x. Team Remington Results: Rozanski, Sara, score: 495-22X Hendricks, Joseph Sr, score: 490-14X Hempelmann, Fritz, score: 486-11X Saabye, Eric,score: 474-9X Team Captain and Coach, Ken Roxburgh Total Team Score: 1945-56x After… [Read More]


Milwaukee – Oct. 28, 2014- Advanced Technology International® (ATI), a leading manufacturer of U.S. made firearm accessories, will now be carried in select MC Sports stores throughout the Midwest. MC Sports will now be carrying various items from ATI’s innovative line of firearm accessories in select stores located in Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, and Indiana. First shipments of ATI product will lean towards the tactical or home defense modification side of the company’s product line. “We are looking forward to beginning yet another prosperous relationship with one of the country’s finest sporting goods retailers,” said Jon Shaffer, Director of Business Development…. [Read More]


(Wilsonville, OR) – Crimson Trace, America’s recognized leading manufacturer and supplier of laser sighting systems and tactical lights for firearms, has selected Dustin Gimmy as the Regional Sales Manager (RSM) for the Midwest States of Missouri, Illinois, Nebraska and Kansas. “Crimson Trace is again honored that an experienced firearms industry professional has joined our sales team,” stated Jeff Goddard, Crimson Trace Director of Sales. “Dustin Gimmy will be an asset for our dealers and distributors—and the company—as we continue to rapidly expand our product line and programs.” Gimmy brings many years of experience in the shooting and hunting industry to… [Read More]


Kemp Newnam has joined Weatherby, Inc. as digital properties manager, a new position in the company’s growing marketing department. Newnam will oversee strategy, content and maintenance for Weatherby’s social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. He will also be responsible for the Weatherby website and online community forum, Weatherby Nation. In addition, Newnam will help lead the launch and operation of Weatherby TV, an online initiative scheduled to debut early next year. “After a national search, we are very excited to announce Kemp as a new member of our talented marketing team,” said Adam Weatherby, executive vice president/COO. “He… [Read More]


Austin Sheridan USA Inc. is excited to announce the addition of a new International Accounts Manager, Dean R. Blair. Dean joins Austin Sheridan USA with a background in manufacturing and sales & marketing of firearms and munitions in both the commercial and military/security sectors. His experience will compliment the brands Austin Sheridan USA represents to the international markets. With a full skill set in small arms, munitions, reloading, optics and accessories for commercial hunting, law enforcement, security, and military applications, Dean is well prepared to augment international sales development. Dean is a US Marine Corps and US Army Combat Infantryman… [Read More]


Walther Arms, Inc. announces the addition of Bradley Burgin to the position of Marketing Communications Coordinator. A Tulsa native, Mr. Burgin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. This, combined with over fifteen years of graphic design, trade show and marketing experience, Mr. Burgin brings considerable experience to the team at Walther Arms. Mr. Burgin’s background includes the hunting, fishing, and advertising industries. At Walther, he will be responsible for media contact and distribution, including writer & press relations, as well as, full trade show operations and management. “I am very glad… [Read More]


WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (Oct. 24, 2014) – Colt’s Manufacturing Company is proud to announce that sponsored shooter Mark Redl has once again claimed the King of New England title in the Custom Defensive Pistol Division. Redl has won this title for the second consecutive time since the series began in 2013. His victory was sealed at the Live Free or Die New Hampshire IDPA Championship, where he placed first in his class with 239.34 match points. “We are incredibly proud of Mark for claiming the King of New England title in the first, and now second, year of the series,”… [Read More]


ONTARIO, California – The Safariland Group congratulates Team Bianchi shooter Kenda Lenseigne for another overall win at the 2014 Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association World Championship in Amarillo, Texas last weekend.  After an outstanding overall championship win at the Lone Star Classic in Vernon, Texas the week before, Lenseigne blasted to another overall world championship win with her faithful American Quarter Horse, Lieutenant Justin. Charging into the arena with a pair of .45 Single Action Army revolvers and her Bianchi Smokechaser cowboy rig, she recovered from a shaky fourth stage to clinch the title and collect the Championship buckle. Lenseigne rode clean on… [Read More]


Geneseo, IL – ArmaLite announces the appointment of Walt Hasser as Vice President of Product Management. Walt brings more than 14 years of experience in the defense, firearms, and outdoor industries to ArmaLite. Walt previously served as Product Manager for the Commercial and Law Enforcement Division at FNH USA, in McLean, Virginia. There he managed eight product families of more than 200 SKU’s including carbines, shotguns and precision rifles. Walt was also the founder and president of DDM Supply, LLC, a defense contracting firm based in Northern Virginia. His experience includes consulting, training, and program management with Government organizations including… [Read More]


BLOOMFIELD, New York (October 21, 2014) The world leader in air guns has teamed with the leader in AR accessories to create the Benjamin Armada, the premier AR-compatible PCP Air Rifle featuring the official Magpul M-LOK modular accessory system. The first unit will be auctioned off on GunBroker.com,October 20-November 2 with the proceeds going to support the Navy SEAL Foundation. “The Armada is the first commercially available PCP rifle that brings the same breadth of modularity and user configurability that is enjoyed by the AR community,” says Jennifer Lambert, VP Marketing for Crosman. “By designing the rifle to Mil-Spec dimensions… [Read More]


October 20, 2014 (Rochester, NY) – LaserMax, the pioneer of weapon-mounted and handheld thermal lasers, announced today the delivery of Multispectral Handheld Thermal Laser Markers to U.S. Special Operations Command. Commissioned as part of the Department of Defense’s Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) program, the hand held laser devices complement existing military longwave and midwave imagers already in the field.  Utilizing infrared sensors, the LaserMax Multispectral Thermal Laser Markers hand off from ground to air platforms, limiting risk of detection from enemy combatants. Multispectral Handheld Marker (MHM) Designed for marking, pointing, and TTL applications, the MHM is a three-band laser device that provides… [Read More]


BAYONNE, N.J., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Henry Repeating Arms is proud to introduce the Order of the Arrow Centennial Tribute Rifle to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Boy Scouts Of America’s©  high mark of distinction. In 1915 the Order of the Arrow (OA) was founded and has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives.  Today, the OA is recognized as Scouting’s National Honor Society expanding its reach beyond camping to include broader service to Scouting and community. This special rifle commemorates The Order of the Arrow’s vision as stated… [Read More]


Baton Rouge, La.—Lipsey’s, a nationally renowned firearms distributor, reflects on corporate giving, philanthropy, and community involvement that have long been core values essential to over sixty years of success within the organization. Lipsey’s believes the importance of giving back to the community, including the local and national firearms “family” is more than a feel good effort. It’s necessary to promote important industry causes and show unified partner support. Youth programs, wildlife conservation, safety and awareness are just a few essential categories supported by Lipsey’s. When asked about the significance of getting involved and giving back, President & CEO Laurie Lipsey… [Read More]


Madison, NC – Remington Outdoor Company (“ROC”) proudly announces its title sponsorship of “Kendall Jones: Game On!” This exciting new Web series follows 20-year-old college cheerleader, Kendall Jones, and her friends, along with special guest stars, on their outdoor adventures. Remington is providing firearms and ammunition for hunts, which will include everything from alligators to prairie dogs to whitetails. “Kendall represents the next generation of hunting and conservation,” said Kevin Graff, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Business and Consumer Development, ROC. “With nearly 700,000 Facebook fans and a proven connection with young hunters, Kendall’s Web series aligns with our… [Read More]


JACKSONVILLE, Florida – The Safariland Group (“the Company”), a leading global provider of a diverse range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, announced today that Chad Appleby has joined the Company as the Vice President, Tax based in Jacksonville, Florida.  Appleby will be responsible for leading the global tax strategy and tax operations of the Company and will report to Scott Harris, Chief Financial Officer.  Appleby is a certified public accountant with more than 15 years of experience working on a wide range of domestic and international tax matters. “Chad joins… [Read More]


LINCOLN, Neb., (October 17, 2014)—Swanson Russell announces the promotion of Nate Custard, Jordan Kaiser and Taryn Liess in its Lincoln office. A native of Elmwood, Neb., Custard was promoted to senior writer/producer. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Journalism degree. Custard joined Swanson Russell in 2011 and after leaving to take a position with another agency in Lincoln, returned in 2013. He is a key team member on accounts such as Propane Education & Research Council and Leupold & Stevens, Inc. Liess has been promoted to associate account manager. The native of Wahoo, Neb., received… [Read More]


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