Volume 22, Number 4 June / July 2014


Champion Traps & Targets and Federal Premium Ammunition recently announced the winners of the 2014 Tom Knapp Memorial Scholarship. Tyler Koenen of Alden, Minnesota, and Jenna Jahnke of Stillwater, Minnesota, each received $5,000 to apply toward their undergraduate educations. The scholarship program was created to honor legendary exhibition shooter Tom Knapp, who passed away in 2013. With the support of his wife, Colleen, Champion extended Knapp’s licensed products program to fund the scholarship. Eligible students were high school seniors who actively participated on a Minnesota State High School Clay Target League team, with a cumulative average of 20 from all… [Read More]



After 57 years of designing and developing gear for outdoor enthusiasts, Slumberjack is evolving. The company is changing its name and setting its sights on the tactical hunting market. The new SJK Tactical Hunting Gear brand will offer a complete line of Kryptek camouflage packs and treestand bags designed specifically to give hunters a tactical edge on any hunt. SJK Tactical Hunting Gear’s new fall 2014 line is designed to appeal to an emerging market of tactical hunters, and will feature lightweight materials and durable construction.  SJK received an extensive amount of input from its partners at Outback Outdoors in… [Read More]


The SIG Sauer Commemorative Engraving Program allows qualified units, departments, or organizations to proudly display past or current service, membership, pride, or achievements with a customized firearm. Eligible participants work with SIG Sauer to design commemorative handguns and rifles and receive discounted pricing. The minimum order is 25 handguns or 15 rifles.  To be eligible to order commemorative engraved SIG Sauer firearms, participants must belong to one of the following groups or organizations: active or retired law enforcement officers with official agency credentials; first responders; active duty and retired military of any rank with military ID; active reservists and National… [Read More]


Last winter, Kahr Firearms Group introduced the Kahr Spyderco Delica4, a distinctive variation of one of Spyderco’s most popular folding knives available exclusively through Kahr. Created by self-defense authority Michael Janich, the Kahr signature Delica4 offers Kahr its own unique design by combining a full-length handle with a compact 2.5-inch blade. The short blade makes it legal in jurisdictions with strict blade-length limitations without sacrificing leverage, control, or cutting power. Janich first conceived the idea in the late 1980s, but never made one until about 10 years ago, when one of his Martial Blade Concepts students asked him to design… [Read More]


Colt’s Manufacturing Company is offering a new promotion for customers who purchase a Colt rifle this summer. During the “Smokin’ Hot Summer” promotion, anyone who purchases a Colt modern sporting rifle by August 31, 2014, will receive a free Carhartt jacket. The jacket is Carhartt’s black Duck Detroit Jacket, model J001, with the Rampant Colt logo embroidered above the left chest pocket. It is made in the USA and constructed of rugged 12-ounce 100 percent ring-spun cotton duck. The body of the jacket features a blanket lining, while the lining in the sleeves is quilted nylon. There is a corduroy… [Read More]


Tactical knives are meant to be carried. They don’t do much good sitting in the truck, the squad car, or the Humvee. But just because they’re meant to be carried doesn’t mean they necessarily have to draw attention to themselves. After all, there are many times when discretion is not only called for, but preferred. It’s for those times that Gerber developed its new Ghostrike series of tactical knives. “These knives are designed to effectively integrate with the clothing you’re wearing so that you can carry high-quality knives in a discreet manner,” says Andrew Gritzbaugh, marketing communications manager for Gerber…. [Read More]


Oregon-based Noveske Rifleworks LLC has hired Tim Dillon as its new president and CEO. He not only will be responsible for the daily operations, but for continuing the late Johnny Noveske’s legacy of producing MSR rifles, parts, and accessories. “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,” said owner Lorina Noveske.


Christensen Arms, manufacturers of hunting, tactical, and sport-shooting firearms that utilize carbon-fiber technologies, has cut the price of its patented, lightweight carbon-fiber wrapped barrels. Firearms equipped with MSR-style carbon-fiber-wrapped barrels will see a price reduction of 63 percent; bolt-action models will see prices drop by 25 percent.


The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) has selected the P227 as its next department-issued sidearm. The contract calls for more than 5,000 pistols to be delivered in 2014. “For decades, the Classic series of handguns has been a dependable partner to tens of thousands of law enforcement officers,” says Tom Jankiewicz, SIG Sauer’s executive director of law enforcement sales. “The P227 continues that legacy with its combination of greater capacity and larger caliber.”


(Wilsonville, OR) - Crimson Trace, America’s leading brand of laser sighting systems and tactical lighting products for firearms, announces the pending release of a Laserguard® green laser sight – the LG-489G® — designed specifically for Smith &Wesson’s M&P SHIELD™ pistols. This newest Laserguard® will feature a green diode and is designed to fit securely and unobtrusively onto the trigger guards of the popular polymer-framed M&P SHIELD™ pistols. The LG-489G will feature Crimson Trace’s proprietary Instinctive Activation switch for instant on/off and will be powered by a 1/3N battery. This laser sight will be easily installed without special gunsmithing skills or tools… [Read More]


BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold® introduces the Mark 6® Throw Lever, an accessory for Leupold Mark 6 riflescopes, which allows the hunter or marksman to make fast magnification adjustments, even when wearing gloves. The Mark 6 Throw Lever clamps over the magnification adjustment ring on the Leupold Mark 6 family of riflescopes, providing a point of traction. Exclusively available through Alamo Four Star, the Throw Lever has an MSRP of $189.99. Join the discussion on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/LeupoldOptics. Supported by a team of dedicated engineers, the Leupold Tactical Optics staff works with American warfighters, law enforcement personnel and competitive shooters… [Read More]


CRKT and North American Arms are excited to announce the release of the special edition Tucker Trailmaster, which combines two best-selling items, CRKT’s Free Range® Hunter Fixed Blade Knife and North American Arms’ .22 Magnum Mini-Revolver, in one unbeatable combo. Both items are designed to get the job done and provide the owner with the tools one needs to get by in the outdoors. With its injection molded handle, which provides excellent grip, and high carbon stainless steel blade for edge retention, the Free Range Hunter is up for any task. The .22 Magnum Mini-Revolver is lightweight and ready for… [Read More]


Henderson, Nev. — GunVault® has created two new online tools to help consumers find the right safe for their firearms. The Pistol to Product Guide allows gunowners to select their firearm (or one of approximately the same size) from a simple pull-down menu. From there, all the compatible GunVault safes are listed. This is a great tool for someone with a firearm looking for the right GunVault. The Product to Pistol Guide works in reverse. Here, the consumer enters the GunVault they either have or are considering and all the firearms that will fit are listed. This is a great… [Read More]


CAMP PERRY, OHIO – GLOCK, Inc. has contributed $50,000 to the Civilian Marksmanship Program in support of its new CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park, which opens in the spring of 2015. The contribution is the first of three annual donations GLOCK Inc. has pledged to the CMP to benefit its new shooting sports park in Talladega County, Alabama. “We are pleased that GLOCK has stepped up with their support of our park, which will be the most progressive public shooting venue of its kind in the United States,” said CMP’s Orest Michaels, Chief Operating Officer. “We are fortunate to have strong industry support for a… [Read More]


Accokeek, MD (July 28th, 2014) – Beretta Defense Technologies announced today the purchase by the U.S. Army of a quarter million dollars worth of additional M9 pistols from Beretta U.S.A. Corp.  The Army acquired the additional pistols by issuing the 6th delivery order to date against a contract for up to 100,000 pistols awarded by the Army to Beretta U.S.A. Corp. in September 2012. The Beretta M9 is a 9x19mm caliber pistol adopted by the United States Armed Forces in 1985. The M9, which has been in U.S. production since 1987, is manufactured at the Beretta U.S.A. facility located in Accokeek, Maryland.  To date, Beretta has… [Read More]


NORTH CHESTERFIELD, VA., (July 21, 2014) – Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance sports optics, is pleased to announce the launch of its new Ballistic Calculator mobile app available for the iPhone, iPod, iPad and Android devices.  Modeled after the highly successful website-based program, the mobile app is a completely interactive tool you can take to the range or into the field. “In the spirit of forward thinking, we wanted those who use our proprietary ballistic reticles to have a ballistic tool that could be used virtually anywhere you have a signal for your device,”… [Read More]


Flint Holdings LLC, a leading manufacturer of outdoor products, announces the expansion of its management team with the appointment of Jon Allen as Vice President of Sales and Jon LaCorte as Vice President of Product Development. Both Allen and LaCorte are highly accomplished senior executives in the outdoor industry with over 40 years of combined experience.  “We are fortunate to have talent of this caliber join our executive team,” said Guy Weaver, CEO of Flint Holdings. “Their individually strong track records in establishing successful customer relationships and product development will be invaluable to our growth.” Allen brings with him experience managing… [Read More]


Traditions™ Performance Firearms, a leading sporting goods company, is seeking a Sales and Marketing Coordinator. This position is an entry level position with potential for growth. The position would be located at the company headquarters in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, but will involve some travel. Responsibilities include: – Building and maintaining sales reports – Working with Sales Reps throughout the US and Canada. – Coordinating sales programs – Attending trade shows, shooting/training events, retail events, etc. – Assist in  managing budgets – Communicate with dealers via email and phone. – Work closely with internal sales and marketing team – Help support… [Read More]


WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (July 25, 2014) – Colt’s Manufacturing Company marks the 200th birthday of founder and American industrialist Sam Colt with the donation of a commemorative pistol to The Museum of Connecticut History at The Connecticut State Library. The commemorative pistol is a Colt O1991Z model, a direct descendant of the original Colt 1911 model. It is specially engraved to mark the 200th birthday celebration, with designs including the Colt dome, Sam Colt’s bust and the bicentennial 1814-2014 date. Colt’s Manufacturing Company symbolically donated serial number 200 to the library’s museum on July 19 at the Colt 200th festival in Hartford. “We are… [Read More]


North Haven, CT – O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc, America’s oldest family-owned and operated firearms manufacturer, is pleased to announce a multi-year sponsorship agreement with competitive shooter, Trevor Baucom.  A medically-retired Chief Warrant Officer and Blackhawk Pilot, Baucom has broken through barriers for those physically-challenged and wheelchair-bound by competing in multiple disciplines of the competitive shooting world including the Bianchi Cup, IDPA Indoor National Championship and the World Speed Shooting Championships (Steel Challenge). Under the sponsorship agreement, Baucom will shoot Mossberg 930™ autoloading and 500® pump-action shotguns competitively as well as Mossberg’s bolt-action rifles in long-range, tactical matches. “Trever is… [Read More]


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