Volume 22, Number 4 June / July 2014
 
 
 

NEWS BRIEFS



(Wilsonville, OR)— With small concealed carry revolvers and pistols finding more favorable nod with gun buyers and owners today, Crimson Trace® has increased the options when it comes time to select a concealed carry firearm. Two newly designed Crimson Trace laser sighting systems can now be found on Smith & Wesson’s® popular M&P BODYGUARD® semi-automatic pistols and revolvers.  Those M&P BODYGUARD handguns have a Crimson Trace laser sight mounted externally on the revolver and built into the frame on the pistol. “At Crimson Trace, one of our long term goals is to make laser sighting systems STANDARD EQUIPMENT on every… [Read More]

 
 


 



NEWINGTON, N.H. (July 9, 2014) — SIG SAUER® is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeff Creamer to Executive Director and General Merchandise Manager. In his new role, Creamer will lead brand positioning and merchandising strategies for the SIG SAUER lines of innovative firearms and accessories. He will manage the product and sales training programs, as well as develop pricing and promotional strategies. A firearms expert, Creamer will continue to provide his insight and experience to the new product ideation process. “Jeff has that rare ability to look at customer demand, product design, emerging trends and market research and see… [Read More]

 



NEWINGTON, N.H. (July 9 2014) — SIG SAUER® announced today the completion of its U.S. commercial sales restructuring with the appointment of Ferguson-Keller Associates to handle the Northeast and North-Central Regions. “In order to keep pace with our above market average growth, SIG SAUER had to take a hard look at our sales and distribution model,” said Andrew York, SIG SAUER, Inc., Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing. “With the addition of Ferguson-Keller Associates to our sales structure, we have completed the evolution necessary to better serve our distribution partners, retail network and end customers.” In addition to providing… [Read More]

 



Appearances by Team Weatherby celebrity Darryl Worley highlight the grand opening celebration for the new Cabela’s store in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. A chart-topping country music artist, Worley will meet and greet attendees July 12 and 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Worley has released seven albums in his career, with three number one hits: “I Miss My Friend,” “Awful, Beautiful Life” and “Have You Forgotten.” He has earned nominations for five major Academy of Country Music (ACM) and Country Music Association (CMA) awards, including “Song of the Year” and “Single of the Year.” In addition, Worley also co-wrote the… [Read More]

 



Noveske Rifleworks LLC proudly announces the hiring of Tim Dillon as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of their Oregon based company. Tim will be responsible for the daily operations and continuing the legacy of late Johnny Noveske’s vision of producing the finest AR based rifles, parts and accessories to a demanding customer base.  Owner, Lorina Noveske, was very specific in her criteria for a permanent leader of the company.  “Since the passing of my husband, founder of the company that bears our name, it has been my goal to continue the strength, quality, and character of our company’s… [Read More]

 



(Elizabethtown, N.C.) July 2, 2014. For the first time, Del-Ton has launched a consumer promotion to build brand awareness and drive dealer and distributor sales. Purchase any Del-Ton factory built, complete rifle from your local dealer and receive a $50 Gift Certificate redeemable for rifle accessories and merchandise* at www.del-ton.com. The customer will also receive a Rat Rapid Assault Tactical Case (Model #P30036) manufactured by U.S. PeaceKeeper Products, Inc. with an MSRP of $81.99 (while supplies last). This generous offer brings a total value of $131.99 to the customer! Del-Ton is a manufacturer of quality AR-15-style modern sporting rifles and… [Read More]

 



GUNNISON, UT (June 2014) – Christensen Arms®, manufacturers of superior hunting, tactical and sport shooting firearms utilizing the latest in carbon fiber technologies, is pleased to announce a significant price reduction in their patented, lightweight carbon-fiber wrapped barrels. The 25% -63% savings are a result of Christensen Arms constant pursuit of the most advanced techniques and technologies in materials and manufacturing. Through the use of fiber placement machine technology, Christensen Arms has dramatically sped up the process of fabricating the carbon wrapped barrels. As part of Christensen Arms mission to provide their loyal customers with the highest quality products, they… [Read More]

 



Brownells is proud to announce 75-year-old Monroe Estenson of Morris, Minnesota, has won the Brownells 75th Anniversary Wilson Combat stainless steel CQB 1911. Brownells held the drawing for the limited-edition pistol, featuring Brownells anniversary logo etched in the slide, as part of the company’s year-long anniversary celebration. Estenson’s name was drawn from thousands of entrants who signed up at Brownells.com, Brownells 2014 NRA Show booth or on the Brownells Facebook page. Estenson is a retired U.S. Postal Service letter carrier, a U.S. Marine, and a Brownells customer for 15 years. He’s been a hunter and shooter for at least 65… [Read More]

 



NEWINGTON, N.H. (June 30, 2014) — SIG SAUER® is pleased to announce that the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) has selected the SIG SAUER P227® as the agency’s next service firearm. “For decades, the Classic series handguns have been a dependable partner to tens of thousands of law enforcement officers,” said Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Director, Law Enforcement Sales for SIG SAUER, Inc. “The P227 continues that legacy with its combination of greater capacity and larger caliber.” The PSP conducted extensive testing of several .45-caliber handguns from a number of manufacturers, including SIG SAUER. At the conclusion of the testing, the Pennsylvania… [Read More]

 



Baton Rouge, La. —Lipsey’s, a leading nation-wide firearms distributor, is pleased to announce the new exclusive Ruger Single Seven 327 Federal Magnum. These new revolvers will feature seven shot unfluted cylinders, rugged stainless steel construction, fully adjustable sights, slim wood grips and the choice of 4-5/8”, 5-1/2” and 7-1/2” barrel lengths. “The Single Six size revolvers have always been known for their handiness and ease of carry. Combined with the powerful and versatile 327 Federal Magnum, the new Single Seven is the perfect revolver for the outdoorsman and varmint hunter,” says Lipsey’s Vice President Flint Virgets. Located in Baton Rouge,… [Read More]

 



BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is pleased to announce several staff promotions within their Global Marketing department. “These changes acknowledge the significant accomplishments of some key individuals on our marketing team. We are incredibly fortunate to have so many world-class marketing and brand experts in-house at Leupold & Stevens” said Rob Morrison, Vice President of Global Marketing. Mike Slack has been promoted to the position of Brand Creative Director. Slack has played key roles in the leadership of marketing, communications and advertising throughout his 33 years of service at Leupold & Stevens. In his new role, he will… [Read More]

 



Lynnwood, WA. - SOG® Specialty Knives and Tools, in partnership with legendary Japanese knife maker Kiku Matsuda, have released a series of custom fixed and folder knives, called The Kiku. This first-ever production series of knives from Matsuda showcase his unique grinds, which are well known in knife industry. With thirty-four years of experience in blade grinding, Matsuda is a fifth generation Japanese knife grinder. His samurai ancestors, dating back 400 years, fought in Sekigahara battle. Known to have a “magic hand” in grinding and polishing blades, in any angle and direction, Matsuda is unlike the average knife grinders in that he… [Read More]

 



Starting today, shooters and outdoors lovers will be able to save money on a number of great Nikon binoculars and riflescopes through two new promotions. The New Rules for AR promotion offers shooters up to $100 instant savings a number of AR-dedicated riflescopes from the leader in the industry. The New Rules for AR promotion includes nearly 20 models of AR-dedicated riflescopes, including the M-308, M-223, and P-300 BLK lines. The New Rules for AR promotion will run through August 2, 2014 Also starting today, Nikon’s Answer the Challenge promotion offers up to $200 instant savings on select MONARCH 5 binoculars… [Read More]

 



FAIRFAX, VA – The National Rifle Association is proud to introduce O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. as the official sponsor of “NOIR” on the NRA Freestyle online channel, presented by Daniel Defense. NRA Freestyle, the newest addition to the NRA’s online video network, consists of original programming designed to speak to the independent, athletic, adventurous gun owner. Colion Noir, one of the leading voices for firearm enthusiasts, is joined by co-host Amy Robbins once a week to talk firearms, fashion, pop culture, experiences, travel and politics—adding a fresh perspective for modern gun owners with a full range of interests. NOIR airs Sunday evenings… [Read More]

 



The company announced it is partnering with survival expert Karen Hood to offer the latest knife in their wilderness survival line, the HoodWork™ (Hood Wilderness Outdoor Recreation Knife). While the phrase “Survival…it’s all in your head” is an intrinsic part of everything Karen Hood, Survival.com and Survival Quarterly Magazine, a good knife can also mean the difference between life and death in an extreme situation. Made in the U.S.A., the fixed blade knife comes equipped in a modified drop point style with exclusive, patented, Veff Serrations™ for hard cutting tasks. Each one is hand ground by expert craftsmen and offers… [Read More]

 



ONTARIO, California – Safariland congratulates Team Safariland members Mike Voigt and Maggie Reese for their sound performance at the MGM Ironman 3 Gun Tournament June 8 – 14 in Parma, Idaho. Both using their ELS (Equipment Locking System) Competition Belt System in the Open Division, Voigt took the High Senior title and second place overall, while Maggie was able to clench High Ladies.  This match is one of the toughest and most physically challenging tournaments with each stage requiring more than 100 rounds and the use of three guns, if not four. With 10 creative and challenging stages during the MGM Ironman 3 Gun Tournament, Voigt and… [Read More]

 



WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (June 19, 2014) – Colt’s Manufacturing Company congratulates sponsored shooter Maggie Reese on claiming her third IronMaiden title at the MGM Ironman 3-Gun competition. Reese competed in the Open division and finished with 509.0427 match points. She also won the IronMaiden title in 2011 and 2013. “Maggie did an outstanding job defending her IronMaiden title,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt’s Manufacturing Company. “This is a difficult match, with stages that can take several minutes to complete, so we are very proud of the skill and athleticism Maggie showed.” Reese competed with a Colt LE6920… [Read More]

 



Florham Park, NJ – FTI, Inc., a pioneer in advanced lubrication and cleaning technology, developed Tetra® Gun professional gun care products for serious shooters who demand the best performance and value from their firearms and accessories. FTI is pleased to announce that Mr. Greg Cohen has joined the company as General Manager, in charge of Tetra® Gun care operations, product development, sales and marketing. “I am excited to face the challenges ahead and help Tetra® Gun care achieve its goals,” says Greg.  “Tetra® is one of the leaders in firearms maintenance, and has been at the forefront of innovation for… [Read More]

 



BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is looking to fill its Vice President of Global Sales position to support the company’s ongoing efforts to support robust sales growth in all markets around the world. The Vice President of Global Sales will be responsible for defining and executing Leupold & Stevens’ global sales strategy and business plan. The successful candidate will lead the development of business relationships, identify sales opportunities and manage customer relationships in all global markets for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. This position requires a four-year degree in sales, marketing, business administration or a related field, and at… [Read More]

 



Pomona, NY – USA based, Kahr Firearms Group is kicking off a free magazine promotion for their Kahr, Magnum Research and Auto Ordnance brands. To qualify, just purchase certain Desert Eagle 1911s, specific Desert Eagle pistols, Kahr C-Series, or Auto Ordnance Tommy Guns or 1911s between June 16, 2014 and October 31, 2014. Suggested retail on the magazines range from $16 for AO1911 to $299 on a Tommy Gun drum. The 2014 summer/fall promotion is offered on Kahr C-Series which includes: CW45, CW40, CW9, CM45, CM40, CM9, CT40 and CT45. The models included from Magnum Research include all Desert Eagle… [Read More]

 


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