Volume 25, Number 4 June/July 2017
 
 
 

NEWS BRIEFS



Update Your Existing Mossberg 500® or Maverick® 88™ Pump-Action Shotguns with FLEX Conversion Kits North Haven, CT – Flexible, versatile and virtually limitless for fit, style and application; wouldn’t everyone want a gun that is flexible enough to fit that description? That’s the way that Mossberg described their ground-breaking FLEX Series of modular shotguns and accessories in 2012. With the innovative system of TLS™ (Tool-less Locking System) connectors and FLEX accessories (stocks, recoil pads and forends), 500 FLEX and 590® FLEX shotguns could easily be converted in seconds from a rugged tactical platform to a foul-weather hunting gun – without the… [Read More]

 
 


 



WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (June 16, 2017) – Colt continues to build on the success of the Range Ready With Colt and Expand Your Expanse™ promotions by announcing the Summer of Colt promotion series, which not only extends the existing promotions and adds Commander® models to Range Ready With Colt, but also adds another exciting opportunity for customers of the LE6920 family of MIL-SPEC Colt AR-15® platform rifles. All promotions now run through August 31st, 2017. The newly added M4 Summer promotion offers customers of Colt LE6920, LE6920MPS, and LE6920-OEM rifles a free Drago™ Gear 36” Discreet Gun Case and a… [Read More]

 



Greeley, PA – For a limited time, USA based, Kahr Firearms Group is kicking off a free magazine promotion on nearly all of their Kahr pistols. To qualify, just purchase a new Kahr pistol in any caliber between June 16, 2017 to September 30, 2017 and Kahr will send one free magazine. This 2017 summer promotion is offered on any new Kahr pistol and also includes all Cerakote® finishes and special edition models. To receive a coupon for a free magazine, just log onto the Kahr website at www.kahr.com/MagPromo2017.asp and fill out the online form or download the coupon, fill… [Read More]

 



WHAT: 5.11® is proud to announce it has teamed up with Tim Kennedy, Green Beret, Special Forces Sniper, Army Ranger, and ex-Professional MMA Fighter to serve as his official tactical gear and apparel sponsor. Kennedy will help communicate 5.11’s mission of delivering the highest quality gear and apparel to outfit the most dedicated professionals and consumers leveraging his expansive military and professional fighting experience. Tim Kennedy recently re-enlisted with the U.S. Special Forces, maintaining a long-standing attitude he subscribes to: “heart of a fighter.” It is his experience as a Green Beret, serving multiple deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, sergeant… [Read More]

 



GENESEO, ILL. (June 12, 2017) – Springfield Armory® is proud to announce the newest edition of the SAINT™ series: the SAINT with Free Float Handguard. Like the original model, the new SAINT proves once again that high performance and upgraded features do not have to mean high price. To further add value the latest version of the SAINT starts with a patent-pending Free Float Handguard (FFH) system with pinned low-profile gas block allowing the operator to grip the full length of the handguard without impediment. The hard-anodized aluminum FFH design accepts M-Lok accessories for easy, almost unlimited customization. The rock-solid… [Read More]

 



CONROE, TEXAS – June 12, 2017 – Aguila Ammunition and Texas Armament & Technology are pleased to announce they have been selected as a Bronze winner in the 38th Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled “Guns Are Hungry.” The 30-second television spot focuses on what guns crave most – ammunition.  It was produced in conjunction with Shine United LLC based in Madison, WI and Rockhouse Motion based in Geneseo, KS. The spot opens with stationary gun range targets and solitary ammunition. The voiceover is slow and deliberate. The pace begins to build with the loading of magazines and firearms. The… [Read More]

 



PORTLAND, OREGON (June, 2nd, 2017) – Gerber, a category leading manufacturer of knives, tools, and equipment returns to the Blade Show in Atlanta, Georgia in 2017. An industry pioneer, Gerber has been crafting world-class knives and tools for decades and the introduction of the new G1 Series of custom knives showcases that dedication. Gerber presents this new collection to showcase the craftsmanship, design, and skill that are ongoing components of its robust American Manufacturing facility. Each year Gerber will introduce new editions to the G1 Series, reflecting new materials, processes, and technologies. This new series serves to fuel the future… [Read More]

 



Walker’s® – The leader in hearing protection and enhancement, introduces the Silencer Ear Buds. These pair of right and left ear buds include DSP (digital sound processing) for amplification of conversations during use and sound activated compression to protect against harmful noises such as muzzle blast. Walker’s is committed to protecting hearing while also allowing for entertainment and safety on the range or in the field. The Silencer Ear Buds have integrated Omni directional microphones and full dynamic range speakers that deliver a crisp clear sound. Along with the advanced technology, Silencer provides a comfort level above & beyond similar… [Read More]

 



New Britain, CT –SureFeed AR-15 magazines by Okay Industries are now available in Desert Tan. Introduced to meet market demand, these magazines are manufactured to the same exacting standards as all Okay Industries magazines which meet or exceed U.S. Military Specifications. Popular with U.S. soldiers, Government Agencies and sought after by civilian shooters alike, OKAY magazines are renowned for reliable feeding and flawless performance in any Mil-Spec AR-15 compatible platform. Since co-developing the original 30 round M16 magazine with the U.S. Military in 1973, OKAY magazines have earned a reputation as the best USGI versions available. Like all SureFeed® USGI… [Read More]

 



Sheboygan, WI – Most people know what we do at Wigwam. We make socks. But what’s more important is the how and the why we do it. We are not only focused on seeing our product on pegs at retail but carefully consider the whole process from start to finish. Where we source our yarn, how we take that yarn and knit it into socks and what happens to unused or discarded yarn drives our manufacturing process. The protection of our environment and adhering to sustainable and safe manufacturing practices has been a part of our DNA for 112 years. But… [Read More]

 



WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Colt, the historic class-leading designer, developer, and manufacturer of firearms, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of national shooting sports competitor Wyatt Gibson. Gibson has a successful track record in many shooting disciplines, and already has a full schedule ahead with Team Colt in 2017. “Wyatt is an exceptional young talent,” said Paul Spitale, SVP at Colt. “His drive and determination exemplifies what the shooting sports mean to Colt. He sets a great example for young folks who want to get into competitive shooting, and we are so proud to bring him into the fold here… [Read More]

 



Baton Rouge, La.—Lipsey’s, a nationally renowned firearms distributor, and industry icon Larry Vickers, continue to up the ante on the popular Vickers GLOCK series. Shipping immediately as a Lipsey’s Exclusive, this new Full FDE GLOCK series is built on the Vickers preferred RTF2 frame. The initial production run will be limited to 2,000 G17’s and 3,000 G19’s. There are some familiar features that seat this Full FDE model at the Vickers GLOCK table while maintaining its own unique personality. Touting the new AmeriGlo Pro I-DOT tritium front sight and proven Wilson Combat U-Notch rear, Vickers stated this may be the… [Read More]

 



North Haven, CT – O.F. Mossberg and Sons, Inc., America’s oldest family-owned and operated firearms manufacturer, announces the transition to a dedicated sales force, effective July 28, 2017. Over the next few months, Mossberg will be expanding their team of Regional Sales Managers and will have dedicated personnel to service distributors, dealers and retail outlets with Mossberg products exclusively. In making this announcement, John MacLellan, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, expressed his appreciation to their manufacturer sales representatives, The Evans Group. “Mossberg has enjoyed an excellent relationship and many successes over the years with The Evans Group. Our decision… [Read More]

 



Jacksonville, Alabama – Bear OPS, a brand under Bear & Son Cutlery, introduces a new automatic knife intended for law enforcement and military use, the AC-700 Bold Action VII. Proudly made in Alabama, the AC-700 Bold Action VII is designed for those seeking a quality built automatic that performs under stress yet offered at an affordable price. The Bold Action VII is an American built automatic knife that incorporates a simple and ergonomic design with an aggressive appearance. With a firm push of the recessed button, the razor sharp, black coated Sandvik 14c28n blade rapidly deploys into action, tightly locking… [Read More]

 



Honor Defense is pleased to announce 9 new skus of the Honor Guard Compact and Sub-Compact models. This brings the number available models of the best, American-made, single-stack 9 mm pistol up to 16, which is a major accomplishment for a company that is less than two years old, especially since most firearm companies only introduce one to two firearms a year. For Law Enforcement, the Compact HG9CLE is available with a 3.8″ barrel. Offered in Black and FDE grips, they are available with or without a Manual Thumb Safety. In addition, LE versions include two 8-round magazines for back… [Read More]

 



California Small Business Day™ 2017 Honors Eyewear Company Known for Superior Visual Performance and Cutting-Edge Protection Wiley X®, Inc., an innovator in premium protective eyewear since 1987, has been recognized as a “Small Business of the Year” for California’s 16th Assembly District.  Chosen by State Assemblywoman Catherine Baker, the award was presented to Wiley X Co-Owners Myles Freeman, Jr. and Dan Freeman at a California Small Business DayTM 2017 luncheon event, June 5th in Sacramento.  The annual event recognizes key small business owners from across the state for their hard work, success and contribution to the state’s economy. California Small Business… [Read More]

 



MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Hunters, competition shooters and law enforcement have come to trust Sightmark’s Ultra Shot M-Spec series to help them make their mark. Now, this dependable line of reflex sights is adding a new variant to the mix: introducing the Ultra Shot M-Spec FMS Carbon Fiber Reflex Sight (SM26015). Taking advantage of the same robust optical design as other M-Spec models, the all-new Carbon Fiber FMS is a special offering for Sightmark’s 10 year Anniversary and features a carbon fiber protective hood, helping it weigh-in 30% lighter than other popular reflex sights at just 7.1 oz. Boasting a 65… [Read More]

 



MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Aside from the space between your ears and a good rifle, a reliable weapon sight is one of the most critical elements of mission equipment you can carry. Firefield understands how much you depend on a quality optic to get you through the tough stuff and is proud to introduce Impact XL and XLT Reflex Sights! Firefield Impact XL (FF26024) and XLT (FF26025) Reflex Sights are Weaver and Picatinny rail compatible, shockproof, recoil rated up to .308-cal., and built for flawless performance, even through your toughest operation. Both models include advanced, AR-red coated, 1x glass with parallax… [Read More]

 



SUFFIELD, Connecticut – June 7, 2017 – Savage Arms is pleased to invite shooting enthusiasts to experience the legendary accuracy, power and reliability of the company’s firearms during the new Savage Trigger Tour. The series of free, open-to-the-public events will be hosted at ranges across the country to give shooters a chance to test-fire multiple Savage firearms. “We’re proud to be teaming up with some of our great dealers to host these events,” said Savage Arms Senior Marketing Manager Beth Shimanski. “In addition to letting you try Savage’s best firearms, the events also offer great opportunities to meet like-minded hunters… [Read More]

 



COLUMBUS, Georgia – ​Realtree announced today the hiring of Bobby Redfern as the company’s Director of Marketing Technology. Redfern has a strong background as a marketing professional, digital strategist and media buyer with more than 10 years of experience developing and executing performance-driven campaigns and global consumer research for many outdoor and Fortune 500 brands. “I’m grateful and excited for the opportunity to join the Realtree family,” said Redfern. “There is a huge opportunity to expand our digital footprint and engage our partners, retailers, and consumers in so many new and exciting ways. It’s full steam ahead from here.” Bobby… [Read More]

 


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