Volume 22, Number 2 April / May 2014


Trulock introduces its new Longbeard XR™ series of choke tubes designed specifically for Winchester’s popular Longbeard XR™ turkey load. Providing you the tightest patterns and longest shot capability of any lead turkey load Winchester has ever offered, the Longbeard XR™turkey load drops gobblers at distances out to 60 yards. Shot-Lok™Technology protects the shot during in-bore acceleration, launching the round in a near-perfect circle for hard-hitting and extremely tight long-range patterns. Trulock has designed each Longbeard XR™ choke model to be specific to the shot size being used. George Trulock, owner of Trulock Choke Tubes, said, “If you shoot different shot sizes through the… [Read More]



After 57 years of designing and developing outdoor gear for outdoor enthusiasts, Slumberjack is evolving. The company is changing names 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 by introducing cutting-edge features and functionality into every product.  Lightweight materials, durable construction, and an extensive amount of input from our professional… [Read More]


BRADENTON, FL (April 2014) – Liberty Ammunition, global leader in high performance, lead-free ammunition for military, law enforcement and civilian markets, is pleased to announce a T-shirt giveaway on Facebook launching April 15th, 2014. Fans of the Liberty Ammunition Facebook page can enter for a chance to win one of two Liberty Ammunition T-shirts. To enter, simply like and share the contest and enter an email address. People will have a chance to enter until 11:59 PM EST April 30th, 2014. Winners will be contacted in early May. Giveaway winners will be selected at random. No purchase necessary for entry. Contestants… [Read More]


Denver, NC (4/14/14) – If there is a sweet spot in the world of firearms, then Calico may have found it – in coatings. Weapons manufacturers are looking for high performance, protection and durability – advantages Calico already has a stellar track record for delivering – and in many cases they’re also looking for the aesthetic results that can be achieved with coatings, everything from Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) to Zero Gloss Black to various color options. Calico has a reputation for success in coatings parts for the racing industry since 1998. Over the years, they have applied that same formula… [Read More]


Madison, N.C. – Remington Arms Company, LLC (“Remington”) today announced a voluntary recall of Model 700™ and Model Seven™ rifles with X-Mark Pro® (“XMP®”) triggers, manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014. Senior Remington engineers determined that some Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with XMP triggers could, under certain circumstances, unintentionally discharge. IN THE INTEREST OF SAFETY, THESE PRODUCTS ARE BEING RECALLED. Remington’s investigation determined that some XMP triggers might have excess bonding agent used in the assembly process, which could cause an unintentional discharge. Therefore, Remington is recalling ALL affected products to fully inspect and clean the XMP triggers with a specialized… [Read More]


Fayette, MO — In response to customer feedback, CMMG has developed a line of new AR pistols that utilize properties from its sought after line of short-barreled rifles, including the popular RKM7 free float KeyMod hand guards. The resulting product launch includes two models of AR pistols chambered in 9mm and .300 AAC Blackout. “We received a lot of feedback from our customers asking us to come out with a line of AR-style pistols,” said Jeff Overstreet, co-owner of CMMG Inc.  “As you can see, we’ve listened. Like all the guns in the CMMG line, we’ve tried to keep the weight… [Read More]


Pomona, NY – The manufacturing ingenuity behind USA based, Magnum Research, Inc. (MRI) has been turning heads for decades. The iconic Desert Eagle has been featured on the Silver Screen, TV and video games, but now, MRI has made it even sexier. Introducing the Mark XIX Desert Eagle .50AE and .44 Magnum in a new high temperature ceramic Cerakote™ coating called Burnt Bronze. These two models are being offered exclusively to dealers through one of the industry’s leading firearms distributors, Bill Hicks & Co., Ltd. “We took our most popular and iconic handgun, the Desert Eagle, and gave it a… [Read More]


BEAVERTON, Ore. — Redfield® is pleased to introduce Steve Krajczynski as its new brand manager. Krajczynski brings a proven track record of nearly 13 years of strategic brand management and leadership to Redfield. He previously held brand management positions for Craft Brew Alliance, where he served as brand manager for Kona Brewing and Widmer Brothers Brewing. While with CBA, Krajczynski turned the Kona brand from one of the company’s lowest performers into its largest and top selling brand. He also brokered and managed sponsorships with the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers and MLS’ Portland Timbers. A lifelong hunter and outdoorsman, Krajczynski… [Read More]


NEWINGTON, N.H. (April 10, 2014) — SIG SAUER® is pleased to announce that Robby Johnson has joined the manufacturer’s Military Sales and Product Development Group. He will also compete in select 3-gun matches with SIG SAUER pistols and rifles. A veteran U.S. Army sniper and member of the Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU), Johnson brings a wealth of military and special operations experience to the SIG SAUER team. “Robby provides invaluable insights into the needs of the soldier on the ground,” said Ron Cohen, Chief Executive Officer and President of SIG SAUER. “On top of that, he’s also one of the… [Read More]


HAUPPAUGE, NY,  April 9, 2014 – Meopta USA introduces the MeoPro HD 80 spotting scope.   This sleek new spotter features an 80mm fluoride objective lens and MeoBright ion-assisted multi-coatings for outstanding performance in low-light conditions.  Designed to meet a lower price point than Meopta’s European-made MeoStar S2 82mm spotting scope, the MeoPro HD 80 has an angled body and integrated 20-60x eyepiece.  Its CentricDrive™ mid-body focus control is easy and fast to use in the field, even with gloves on, and the image quality is crystal clear making it easy to assess game at long distances.  Like all other optics… [Read More]


EAST ALTON, Ill. (April 9, 2014) – Winchester® Ammunition was recently recognized with the exclusive Overall Vendor of the Year award by Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear. The Overall Vendor of the Year is Cabela’s highest merchandising vendor award across all categories and departments. Winchester was chosen from more than 3,500 merchandise suppliers for superior performance, partnerships and overall contribution to the company. “Receiving this prestigious award from Cabela’s has been a privilege,” said Brett Flaugher, Winchester Ammunition vice president of marketing, sales and strategy. “It means a great deal to us for our innovative products, outstanding execution… [Read More]


ACCOKEEK, MD (April 8, 2014) – Team Benelli welcomes Janna Reeves to its roster of top 3-gun shooters. Reeves discovered her penchant for shooting when she completed the shooting requirements for obtaining her concealed carry license for a handgun. A quick learner, it wasn’t long before Reeves earned her NRA certification to teach several nationally recognized firearms courses. She spent several years instructing at an indoor shooting range with a special focus on helping women become confident and capable with their firearms. She has also become a respected voice in the firearms community, contributing informative articles to various websites and magazines… [Read More]


Crow Shooting Supply is very pleased to announce it has added the complete line of Savage firearms to its ever-growing list of wholesale firearms. With more than 400 different combinations of model, caliber and gauge, Savage is the largest line of guns recently added to Crow’s inventory. “We’re very glad to add Savage to our inventory,” said Crow Shooting Supply Founder, Steve Crow. “Savage is one of the grand old names in American gun makers, and shooters everywhere know Savage guns for their quality, accuracy and reliability.” Products available range from the recent Savage B. Mag chambered in 17 WSM… [Read More]


MODESTO, Calif. April 7, 2014—Today, 5.11 Tactical®, the global innovator of tactical gear, introduced an exclusive line of ChromaFlex™ badges designed for law enforcement officers. A lightweight, comfortable and secure alternative to heavy metal or embroidered badges, ChromaFlex is a permanent, three-dimensional textile embellishment that allows officers to maintain the authoritative, metallic appearance of a traditional metal badge without sacrificing authenticity. As is the case with all products offered by 5.11 Tactical, the ChromaFlex badge is purpose-built to meet the demanding missions and challenges faced by law enforcement professionals. After undergoing a number of quality-assurance tests, the permanent badge solution has… [Read More]


LINCOLN, Neb., (April 7, 2014) – Swanson Russell has promoted Lisa Lorraine to vice president and creative director in its Lincoln office. Lorraine continues to lead the strategic and creative initiatives of her primary clients, including E-Z-GO, Bad Boy Buggies, Cushman, Briggs & Stratton, Union Bank and SCUBAPRO. She also becomes a member of the Officers Council. Originally from Lincoln, Lorraine has been with Swanson Russell over 12 years. She has held numerous titles, including senior art director and associate creative director. Lorraine has also played a key role in promoting the culture of Swanson Russell. Said Partner/Chief Creative Officer… [Read More]


ANOKA, Minn. – April 7, 2014 – Weaver® Optics announces that two of its tactical scopes have received the prestigious “Member Tested and Recommended” seal of approval from the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA). After extensive testing by law enforcement officials, the Weaver 1-5×24 Illuminated Close-Intermediate Range Scope and Weaver 2-10×36 1/10 Mil Tactical Scope received a score of 4.32 and 4.27 out of a possible 5, respectively. The two NTOA approved scopes are a part of the Weaver Super Slam™ series of tactical optics. Rigorously tested in the field by law enforcement professionals, products that earn the NTOA’s seal… [Read More]


Morgan, UT - Industry giant Cabela’s has announced its 2013 Strategic Partnership Award winners and Browning is proud to be among the recipients. Winners were chosen based on several specific measures directly influencing sales, customer service goals, inventory and margin. “These vendors not only share Cabela’s commitment to innovation and quality products, but also demonstrate the collaboration needed for a great partnership,” stated Roger Verhulst, Cabela’s Senior Vice President of Merchandising. “Browning is deeply honored to have received a 2013 Cabela’s Strategic Partnership award that recognizes superior performance from its vendors,” said Ryan Godderidge, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We… [Read More]


Austin, TX, April 4, 2014 - An affiliate of Peak Rock Capital (“Peak Rock”), an Austin, Texas based private equity firm, announced today that it has acquired Hunter’s Specialties, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of hunting accessories. Headquartered in Cedar Rapids, IA, Hunter’s Specialties is a leading manufacturer and supplier of branded hunting products for mass merchant and sporting goods retailers.  The Company’s portfolio includes, scent control products, game calls, attractants, wildlife management products, and general hunting accessories.  Founded in 1977, the Company has developed several marquee brands in the category, including Hunter’s Specialties®, Scent-A-Way®, HS Strut®, Johnny Stewart®, Vita-Rack®, and Wayne… [Read More]


BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc., has partnered with the Portland Timbers on the Saves for Soliders program. For every save the Timbers make at home this year, Leupold will make a donation to charities that support U.S. Special Forces groups and their families. The Oregon-based optics manufacturer has been a long-time provider of riflescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes and laser rangefinders to the United States military. When presented with the opportunity to support the hometown Major League Soccer team and provide assistance to the American warfighter, Leupold didn’t hesitate. “We proudly support the brave men and women of our… [Read More]


Since its foundation in 1976, Turkish Airgun manufacturer Hatsan has always focused on creating top quality products. Now, HatsanUSA Inc. has introduced its own line of pellets specifically designed to meet the advertised high performance standards of the company’s airguns. Vortex pellets are available in three lines to meet the standards of all airgun shooters, including Vortex Supreme Pellets for PCP (pre-charge pneumatic) airguns, Vortex Express Pellets for spring-powered airguns, as well a lead-free line for residents in California and other states with lead regulations. A recent trend in the airgun industry has led to many airgun companies cutting corners… [Read More]


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