Volume 23, Number 3 April/May 2015
 
 
 

NEWS BRIEFS



Pomona, NY – In February of this year, Magnum Research introduced the first in a series of animal print Desert Eagles. Following in the success of the Cheetah print, which is now sold out, MRI is now introducing their latest two animal prints, the Kryptek Highlander and the Snakeskin, available in either .50 AE or .44 Mag. “Our Desert Eagle in the Cheetah print was a huge success” stated Frank Harris, VP of Sales of Marketing. “We introduced it to our dealers early in the year, and it sold out very quickly shortly thereafter. It just proves that gun enthusiasts… [Read More]

 
 


 



Dayton, OH – Chiappa Firearms LTD, a market leading manufacturer of rifles, shotguns, handguns and historic replica muzzleloaders has chosen FMJ Marketing Development, LLC to assist with marketing strategy, advertising and media relations. FMJ Marketing Development will assist Chiappa Firearms execute a segment and consumer focused marketing strategy, work with advertising partners and provide excellent customer service to all media members. “This is an exciting company and product line to work with.” said Matt Foster of FMJ Marketing Development, LLC. “Chiappa Firearms has such a diverse selection of firearms. They have products that have great appeal to many different market… [Read More]

 



OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – May 14, 2015 – BLACKHAWK!® and Hoppe’s® pro shooter Jessie Duff captured her second title of the young 2015 shooting season this weekend at the 2015 Single Stack National Championships in Barry, Illinois. Duff took first place in the Ladies Division by winning eight out of her 14 stages. She has now won three consecutive Ladies National Single Stack titles. The win follows up her impressive showing at the U.S. National Steel Championships earlier this spring, where she swept all three divisions. “I enjoy competing at the Single Stack Nationals, because of the fast, fun stages,… [Read More]

 



(Geneseo, IL – May 13, 2015) In less than 48 hours the Armalite M-15™ 3-Gun Rifle gained two new titles, and in the hands of some of the most well-known pro shooters in the industry. From the short range competition and fast-handling requirements of 3-Gun Nation to the unknown and unforgiving challenges of the USPSA Multi-Gun Nationals, the Armalite M-15 3-Gun rifle is definitely making a name for itself. While we might be biased, we can’t argue with the results! On April 25, pro-shooter Greg Jordan of Team Armalite took to the 3-Gun Nation qualifier with his Armalite M153GN13. After… [Read More]

 



FEATURED FINISHES FROM REALTREE®, MOON SHINE CAMO® BLOOMFIELD, New York (May 15, 2015) The preferred air rifle of serious hunters is now available in popular camouflage finishes in a limited edition run available exclusively on crosman.com. The Benjamin Marauder .25 caliber precharged pneumatic rifle can be ordered in Realtree MAX-1, Realtree Xtra or Moon Shine Camo’s Muddy Girl. The Marauder delivers lethal accuracy to 75 yards on small game and 40 yards on furbearers and predators. With a factory-installed shroud and suppression system, neighbors or nearby game animals won’t hear the shot, giving shooters more hunting opportunities. The Marauder has long… [Read More]

 



EAST ALTON, Ill. – Winchester® Ammunition was recently recognized with the Strategic Partnership award by Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear. Winchester was chosen for superior performance metrics and overall contribution to the company. “Cabela’s has been a long-standing partner to Winchester, and for that, we are truly grateful,” said Brett Flaugher, Winchester Ammunition vice president of marketing, sales and strategy. “This award not only shows our commitment to their company, but our commitment to building innovative products, outstanding execution and the dedication necessary to ensure we continue to be leaders in this industry.” “It’s… [Read More]

 



OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – May15, 2015 – Bushnell®, an industry-leader in outdoor product innovation, has introduced a comprehensive new rechargeable lighting line that provides best-in-class light output combined with legendary optical technology to deliver brighter light and better sight. The new Rubicon rechargeable line includes two flashlights, a micro lantern and a headlamp. Built on an ethos that performance is everything, Bushnell Outdoors outfitted each Rubicon product with high-quality, energy-efficient Cree® LEDs for maximum brightness and extended battery life. By pairing the expansive optics expertise from Bushnell with premium LEDs, Rubicon products produce collimated light beams to deliver a brighter,… [Read More]

 



Fayette, MO-CMMG has announced the addition of Flat Dark Earth finish to two popular rifle lines, the Mk4 RCE (chambered  in either 5.56x45mm or .300 AAC Blackout) and the Mk3 CBR (chambered in 7.62x51mm). “Flat Dark Earth finish gives our rifles a new look and allows customers to further customize the rifle to their liking. For us, it’s a great opportunity to provide something different and further enhance our rifle line-up,” said Jeff Overstreet, co-owner of CMMG Inc. The Mk4 RCE in Flat Dark Earth is chambered in either 5.56mm or .300 AAC Blackout and sports a 16.1-inch medium taper… [Read More]

 



Miami, FL – Taurus® salutes Jessie Duff for her first place finish in the 2015 Single Stack National Championships located in Barry, Illinois this past weekend. This year’s match had over 400 national shooters. The demanding course challenged competitors of every skill level to perform their best as they engaged each stage of the event. Duff won eight out of her 14 stages to capture first place in the Ladies Division. Last weekend’s title marked the second time in the 2015 shooting season Duff has finished atop a competition full of the country’s top shooters. “Single Stack Nationals is one… [Read More]

 



Sets New Standard for Support of Competitive Shooting Sports NEWINGTON, N.H. (May 11, 2015) — SIG SAUER® is throwing its full support and resources behind Team SIG, the newly formed competitive shooting squad. Featuring more than 25 competitors, Team SIG has a level of backing unprecedented in the shooting industry. Under the leadership of World Champion competitive shooter Max Michel, Jr., and team manager Bruce Gray, Team SIG will be competing at matches across the country and around the world. Competing in a variety of disciplines, Team SIG will focus on use of the new P320® modular handgun. With an… [Read More]

 



New sight provides additional features and enhanced performance for hunters Chantilly, VA – May 11, 2015 – Aimpoint, the originator and world leader in electronic red dot sighting technology for forty years, has announced the addition of the new Micro H-2 sight to the company’s commercial product line. The Micro H-2 will be available for shipment in August 2015, and will be offered alongside the company’s existing Micro H-1 product. Since its introduction in 2007, the Aimpoint Micro sight has become a popular hunting sight worldwide due to its lightweight and compact size, durability, and extremely long battery life. Product… [Read More]

 



OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – May 8, 2015 – Bushnell®, an industry-leader in high performance sports optics for more than 65 years, has introduced two new series of Elite® riflescopes for 2015. The Elite 3500 and Elite 4500 now join the Elite 6500 riflescopes at the top of the hunting market. Featuring fully multi-coated optics, all Elite riflescopes deliver maximum light transmission across the visual light spectrum. To enhance their low-light performance, Bushnell uses Ultra Wide Band (UWB) Coating, an anti-reflective coating that allows the best possible light from the front of the glass to the eyepiece, resulting in optimum brightness… [Read More]

 



New York, NY- Steel Will Knives, a new premium brand that produces knives with the highest standards of quality, announces their newest, American-made knife, the Chieftain 1610/1620. This tactical knife has a classic clip-point blade built to perform for any mission, in any environment. The Chieftain name appropriately matches this knife’s appearance. The thickness, strength and its full tang construction make it ideal for the toughest jobs. This knife has a classic clip-point blade that measures almost 7.5 inches long and is constructed of 1095 steel that will endure through constant user abuse. The Chieftain undergoes an extensive heat treatment… [Read More]

 



Geneseo, IL – May 5, 2015) In a year full of exciting new product introductions, Armalite has added three new handguards to the list of stand-alone accessories. From the makers of the original AR, these new accessories will help bring your game up to the next level. Available for both the AR-10 and M-15 platforms, these handguards are backed by 60 years of AR manufacturing experience and are on sale now at www.armalite.com. 3-Gun Handguard: Perfect for those shooters looking for an ultra-light handguard with a slim profile for maximum comfort, minimum weight and fast handling. This handguard is free… [Read More]

 



Bergara offers law enforcement agencies mission-specific, customizable precision rifles. Duluth, Ga. (May 2015) – Bergara USA, a division of BPI Outdoors, announced today that it has obtained a contract to supply tactical rifles to the Cobb County Police Department S.W.A.T. unit.  Cobb is an Atlanta metro county that includes a large percentage of the city’s north western suburbs.  According to company officials, the rifle is based on its “Heavy Tactical” model and includes various customized features and components.   The rifles are also equipped with the Dead Air Keymount™ combination muzzle brake and suppressor mount, specially designed for the attachment of… [Read More]

 



Lyons Falls, NY: Otis Technology is excited to announce its partnership with the Kids & Clays® Foundation, a charity group whose proceeds benefit various Ronald McDonald House Charities. The Kids & Clays® Foundation is a community of shooting sports enthusiasts committed to supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities and improving the lives of children and their families. By partnering with sponsors and shooters, Kids & Clays generates funds to help support the needs of Ronald McDonald Houses across the nation. “Not only does our participation with Kids & Clays benefit a great cause – Ronald McDonald Houses, but it allows us to… [Read More]

 



Cade Patterson hired by BPI Outdoors to support sales for the Dead Air suppressors. Lawrenceville, Ga. (April 2015) – Dead Air Armament™, the strikingly silent suppressor company distributed through BPI Outdoors, welcomes Cade Patterson to serve as Dead Air’s sales support/technical educator. A 2007 graduate of University of Georgia, Cade entered the gun business straight out of college with one of the state’s leading firearms retailers, where he worked in internet marketing, retail management and Law Enforcement sales.  From there, he moved on to Advanced Armament Corporation, where he gained expertise in the technical, customer service and sales support aspects of… [Read More]

 



Lyons Falls, NY: Otis Technology is proud to announce its sponsorship of competitive shooter Gia Rocco. At the age of eleven, she’s taking the competitive shooting world by storm. Gia began shooting at the age of five with a pink BB gun. At age seven, she transitioned to a .22 caliber rifle. She’s been competing in IDPA, USPSA and Steel Challenge matches for the past three years and has made the podium in the junior division for several events including second place at the 2013 Texas State Steel Championships and third at the 2014 Smith & Wesson Steel Nationals. Rocco… [Read More]

 



Garmont Committed to Powering the Will of Mountain Athletes Exeter, N.H. (April 27, 2015) – Garmont North America, a full service subsidiary of Garmont International S.R.L. in Montebelluna, Italy, has appointed Ben Palliser as Director of Sales reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, Bill Dodge. Garmont opened its North American facilities near the seat of the White Mountains in New Hampshire, a location filled with mountain culture true to the spirit of the brand. Both milestones mark the continued momentum for Garmont as it re-­introduces itself in the North American market, with a compelling new product line for 2015 and beyond. “We… [Read More]

 



Remington Cutlery® has added the new R11007 Stockman pocket knife to their Heritage Line 870™ Series, with handles made from stocks of the Remington Wingmaster® Shotgun. The three blades, made of 440A stainless steel, are the traditional clip (2-3/8”), sheepsfoot and spey. The clip blade is emblazoned with the Remington logo. Laser etched into the 3-1/4” handle is the signature “R” and the bolsters are nickel silver. With the clip blade open, the 870 Series Stockman is 5-5/8” long and it weighs 1.5 oz. Made in the USA in the new licensee agreement with Bear & Son Cutlery®, the R11007… [Read More]

 


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