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Hunter’s Handbook is the official student “how-to” information pipeline of the International Hunter Education Association. As the experts in teaching safe, ethical and successful hunting, we are here to provide tips, tools, and great video content as well as offer you a place that you can learn more about your love and favorite past-time—hunting.  Spend some time with us.  New content is added monthly, and we are excited to share our expertise with you.  We wish you a lifetime of safe and memorable experiences in the outdoors.

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NSSF Launches ‘You May Be Surprised to Know This about Hunting’ Infographic Educational Campaign

Sasha Landskov

NEWTOWN, Conn.—The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) has launched a new campaign called “You may be Surprised to know this about hunting” to connect and even surprise the non-hunting public with stories about improved wildlife populations and the conservation efforts of hunters.

NSSF presents this social media campaign in a five-part infographic series that will re-introduce hunters and hunting to the public. With most people these days living in cities, suburbs and non-hunting households, many misperceptions of what hunting is and what hunting does, have developed. In response, this campaign works to explain hunting’s connection to the values of today’s socially and environmentally conscious culture. With Earth Day approaching and with people thinking more about the health of our planet, it seems appropriate to kick off with the infographic titled “You may be Surprised to know… hunters aid the environment” In order to explain that hunters and environmentalists alike fight habitat encroachment and help to conserve the health of our ecosystems, NSSF points out that hunters have contributed billions of dollars to wildlife conservation through a sustainable system of wildlife management.

More than a century ago, when wildlife populations were depleted, hunters supported laws that placed excise taxes on purchases of firearms and ammunition and later on fishing, boating and archery equipment. Through these taxes, and also license fees, wildlife agencies received the necessary funds to acquire and maintain land. This land is set aside for the conservation of game and non-game species. Wildlife biologists survey and measure wildlife populations, habitat and food sources to determine how many animals can thrive in certain areas, and then help establish hunting regulations that combat overpopulation and allow time for species growth. This land is also made available for outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, kayaking, camping and more.

The campaign recognizes the locavore movement and the fact long known to hunters that game meat is nutritious and healthful. NSSF highlights venison with double the iron, fewer calories, more protein and better fats than typical meats like lamb, beef, turkey and chicken, making it a truly healthy alternative.

This campaign seeks to demonstrate that if you support the environment, preservation of land, animal conservation and personal nutrition, then you can support hunting.

To view the full selection of infographics and to learn more about this campaign, go to nssf.org/infographics/.

The campaign was created by the NSSF communications team working with intern Daphane Cassidy, an avid hunter and conservationist. Daphane has hunted and volunteered in South Africa, and has represented the U.S. as one of the few American Young Opinion members of The International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation at the most recent “Hunting is Conservation” general assembly in Belgium. Participating in worldwide conservation efforts and seeing the benefits of hunting first-hand, Daphane wants to foster positive understanding and relationships between the hunting and non-hunting public.

 

About NSSF
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 13,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, visit www.nssf.org.

LOWA IROX GTX MID

Sasha Landskov

LOWA’s new hunting boot is an extremely lightweight, athletic design for carrying packs up to up to 40 lbs over a variety of terrain.  The abrasion-resistant synthetic upper features minimal seams and  provides a secure fit, while the GORE-TEX® lining ensures breathability and waterproofness.  The LOWA Elika outsole is designed for sure-footedness and stability on and off trail while the DuraPU midsole provides comfort and support.  MSRP: $260

Yackley Family Joins HIVIZ® Pro Staff

Sasha Landskov

FEBRUARY 23, 2017, LARAMIE, WY – HIVIZ® Shooting System is excited to add the Yackley family of professional shooters to the HIVIZ pro staff. Husband Mark and wife Becky along with their three sons Tim (16), Sean (14) and Andrew (9) will proudly represent the HIVIZ brand at shooting events throughout the country. The “Yackley 5” are passionate, exceptional shooters that embrace the joy of the shooting sports, making them a perfect addition to the HIVZ team.

“It has been so exciting watching the Yackley’s grow into a prominent force in the shooting community,” says Leaha Wirth, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at HIVIZ. “Mark and Becky have made shooting a family affair and shown their boys how to work hard and have fun, and that’s what we’re all about here at HIVIZ. We couldn’t be happier to have them shooting HIVIZ!”

“The Yackley’s are so excited about representing HIVIZ,” says Becky Yackley. “We are looking forward to a bright 2017 with new products to help us hit our mark.”

To learn more about the Yackley family and to follow their success this shooting season, follow them on Facebook @yackley5. To learn more about the wide variety of shotgun, handgun and rifle sights that HIVIZ offers, visit us online at hivizsights.com.

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HIVIZ® Shooting Systems manufactures light-gathering fiber optic sights, tritium sights, painted epoxy sights, recoil pads, and accessories for the shooting industry. For more information, visit www.hivizsights.com or contact Lori Yunker at lori.yunker@hivizsights.com.

Trijicon 2017 New Products

Sasha Landskov

MAGNIFIED OPTICS

ACOG®

(Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight) Fixed power riflescope Illuminated reticle pattern Rugged, forged-aluminum housing, nearly indestructible Waterproof

AccuPoint®

Variable power sporting riflescope Battery-free illumination,second focal plane reticle

Manual brightness override Zero forward emission Waterproof

AccuPower®

Variable power sporting riflescope LED illuminated,

second focal plane reticle

1-8x features first focal plane reticle Adjustable brightness setting Waterproof

TARS®

(Tactical Advanced RifleScope) Variable power riflescope Ten illumination settings Precision adjustments Generous travel for elevation adjustments

Zero forward emission Waterproof

VCOG®

(Variable Combat Optical Gunsight) Variable power riflescope LED illuminated

first focal plane BDC, MIL and MOA reticles

Accommodates CQB and long- distance markmanship Waterproof

REFLEX SIGHTS

MRO®

(Miniature Reflex Optic)

Versatile sight for rifles, carbines and shotguns

Ambidextrous brightness control dial with eight settings

Superior quality multi-coated glass lenses Waterproof

MRO®Patrol

Objective and ocular lens covers Integrated ARD (Anti-Reflection Device) Lightweight quick-release mount in 1/3 and full co-witness

Waterproof

 

MGRS™

(Machine Gun Reflex Sight)

35 MOA Segmented Circle with 3MOA Dot 3”x2” Sight Window

Range settings for M2 and M240 Adjustable brightness settings

MGRS™ MAG

3X Magnifier for MGRS

Aids in positive identification of targets Easy to use articulated MGRS mount 7075 T6 Aluminum construction

RMR®

(Ruggedized Miniature Reflex)

Toughest red dot sight on the market today Available in LED, Adjustable LED

or Dual Illuminated

Dot sizes ranging from 1.0 - 13 MOA Waterproof

SRS®

(Sealed Reflex Sight)

MIL-spec rugged, parallax free reflex sight Battery power with solar cell assist

1.75 MOA red dot with 10 brightness settings Waterproof

Reflex

Battery-free illuminated sight

Allows users to shoot with both eyes open Versatile sight for rifles, carbines

and shotguns Waterproof

IRON SIGHTS

Bright & Tough™ night sights

Self-luminous three dot night sight White rings

Tritium-phosphor lamp Sapphire window

HD™ Night Sights

Self-luminous three dot night sight Protective clear coat and high visibility colored front sight post

Tritium-phosphor lamp Sapphire window

HD XR™night sights

Expanded field of view

for longer range engagements Protective clear coat and high visibility colored front sight post

Self-luminous three dot night sight Tritium-phosphor lamp

Sapphire window

Bright & Tough™ Suppressor night sights

Increased height to accomodate suppressed pistols

Back up iron sights for use with an RMR® Self-luminous three dot night sight Tritium-phosphor lamp

Sapphire window

TrijiDot®

Fiber optic shotgun sight Large bead sight Rugged sapphire lens Secure notched mount

ARCHERY SIGHTS

ACOG® XB

Lightweight magnified crossbow optic Three illuminated reticle options

Accommodate speeds from 300 fps to 450 fps Bolt drop stadia lines out to 80 yards

AccuPin® Bow Sight

Triangular aiming tip and clear aiming pin Battery-free dual illumination system Revolutionary AccuDial™ mount and the AccuPin

OBSERVATION OPTICS

HD™ Binoculars

Fully broadband multi-coated fluoride lenses Magnesium body and rubberized armor Waterproof and dry nitrogen filled

Ocular lens focus system

HD™ Spotting Scope

Fully broadband multi-coated fluoride lenses Magnesium construction and rubberized armor Dual focus knob

Interchangeable Eyepiece

Visit www.trijicon.com for the latest products and information.

Howard Leight by Honeywell Impact Sport BOLT

Sasha Landskov

Industry leading attack time: .5 ms

5X sound amplification

Included in the package: auxiliary cable with in-line microphone, extra ear cup cushions, batteries, belt clip

Anticipated availability: June 2017 in orange, gray and black

 

Amplifies sound while automatically blocking hazardous noise

-          Directionally placed stereo microphones amplify sound for more natural hearing while blocking harmful noise over 82 dB

-          Comfortable, contemporary, low-profile ear cup design

-          Equipped with an external AUX input with in-line microphone and connection cord that allows you to connect an MP3 player or scanner, or talk on your mobile device

-          Noise reduction rating (NRR) of 22 provides dependable attenuation in a sporting environment4

-          Auto shut-off extends battery life

 

Slimline ear cup design: Sleek, extremely low-profile ear cup design with cut-out allows for full clearance of firearm stock

 

Low energy consumption: Automatic shut-off after four hours; exterior snap-on lid for quick and easy batter replacement

 

One volume control: single knob control for on/off and volume

 

Convenient storage: Compact folding design for convenient storage, gear bag, travel

 

Easy height adjustment: Padded headband adjusts for a secure, non-slip fit

 

Contemporary style: Deluxe padded black leatherette headband with black ear cups

 

Air flow control (AFC) technology: Allows you to hear normal conversation which occurs at low frequencies, while delivering protection at high frequencies

 

Sound amplification: Ambient sound is amplified safely to 82 dB, attenuating hazardous impulses and continuous loud noise

Wolverine Vortex Boot

Sasha Landskov

Wolverine Vortex Boot
Wolverine examined every detail of design to create the ultimate outdoor boot offering the highest level of performance and comfort: The Vortex offers versatile performance in the most extreme environments in one rugged boot.


 

The new design features Vibram Artic Grip for unparalleled grip on slippery, wet ice. The boot’s aggressive styling is paired with a premium leather upper and molded TPU shell for ultimate durability and easy clean-up, along with a Boa lacing system for a glove-like fit that’s easy to adjust on the fly. The boot's Wolverine EPX anti-fatigue footbed brings comfort closer to the foot for cushion and support, and a waterproof breathable membrane along with Thinsulate insulation ensure feet stay warm and dry. Available Fall 2017.


 

  • Upper crafted with premium waterproof leather and a molded TPU shell for durability and protection, featuring True Timber camoflauge

  • Boa lacing system provides a glove-like fit, is easy to adjust on the fly, and is extremely durable.

  • 600g Thinsulate Ultra Insulation for warmth

  • Breathable waterproof membrane with moisture wicking mesh lining ensures feet stay dry

  • Removable Dual-Density PU EPX Anti-Fatigue footbed

  • Ultra-light compression molded EVA midsole for all day comfort

  • Vibram® Arctic Grip Outsole delvers unparalleled grip on slippery wet ice

  • Cement construction

  • Nylon shank for support

  • Available in men’s sizes M 7-12, 13, 14; EW 7-12, 13

    • W20489: Vortext Hunt Boa, 600g Thinsulate Ultra Insulation, $215

    • W20495: Vortex Lace Up, 600g Thinsulate Ultra Insulation, $180

    • W20487: Vortex Wellington, 200g Thinsulate Insulation, $180

STACK-ON® Products Introduces 48” PRO RELOADING BENCH

Sasha Landskov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


 

STACK-ON® PRODUCTS INTRODUCES 48” PRO RELOADING BENCH

Full-featured, adjustable height bench is designed to meet the demands of heavy-duty reloading operations.

 

WAUCONDA, Ill. (January 16, 2017) – Stack-On® Products is launching an Adjustable Height Pro Reloading Bench (Model #SORB-48), available in March of 2017. This professional-grade reloading bench is ready-to-assemble and can be delivered via UPS.

 

  • Durable 1.25” multi-ply birch top

  • Adjustable 29-41” bench height

  • Peg board back panel

  • Steel top shelf

  • 500 lb. weight capacity

  • Leveling feet

  • Gloss black epoxy finish

  • Includes wall/floor mounting hardware

 

Model #: SORB-48
Product dimensions: 48” l x 24” d x 67”

 

About Stack-On Products Company

Stack-On Products Company is the industry’s leading provider of security products for sportsmen, law enforcement and enthusiasts.


 

For more information, contact:

Chris Sydor

(847) 469-5131

csydor@stack-on.com

STACK-ON® Products Introduces TOTAL DEFENSE® EXECUTIVE SAFE

Sasha Landskov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

STACK-ON® PRODUCTS INTRODUCES TOTAL DEFENSE® EXECUTIVE SAFE

New Executive Safe is the latest addition to the line of Total Defense fireproof and waterproof safes.


WAUCONDA, Ill. (January 16, 2017) – Stack-On® Products has added to its impressive line of waterproof and fireproof Total Defense Safes with Model #TD-40-GP-E, an executive safe that is available now. This new addition includes all of the features that have come to be expected of the Total Defense line.

  • Fireproof up to 1400° F for 90 minutes (verified by an independent laboratory)

  • Waterproof for 72 hours in up to 20” of standing water (verified by an independent laboratory)

  • Factory-installed electrical outlet

  • Backlit electronic lock stores a 3-8 digit combination

  • Five 1.5” live-action locking bolts and 3 deadbolts secure the door

  • Fully-carpeted interior with 3 adjustable shelves

  • Backup key included

 

Stack-On Executive Vice President Don Pannier stated: “This is a great addition to our Total Defense line of safes. Most people think their safes are waterproof, when in fact they are not. This safe has been 3rd party certified for both fire and water so consumers are protected against both elements.”

 

Model #: TD-040-GP-E
Product Dimensions: 21” w x 19.75” d x 40” h
Weight: 302 lbs.

This is a California-approved Firearm Safety Device that meets the requirements of Penal Code section 23655 and the regulations issued thereunder.

 

About Stack-On Products Company
Stack-On Products Company is the industry’s leading provider of security products for sportsmen, law enforcement and enthusiasts.


 

For more information, contact:

Chris Sydor

(847) 469-5131

csydor@stack-on.com

 

@3M Introduces New PELTOR Sport Electronic Hearing Protectors at SHOT Show

Sasha Landskov

 

January 16, 2017 09:24 AM Eastern Standard Time

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PELTOR™ Sport is showcasing its latest innovations, including new tactical hearing protectors, at The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show®) in Las Vegas beginning January 17.

@3M Introduces New PELTOR Sport Electronic Hearing Protectors at SHOT Show

Available in early 2017, the PELTOR Sport Tactical 300 and PELTOR Sport Tactical 500 Electronic Hearing Protectors feature new proprietary 3M SMART technology that automatically adjusts to your environment and firearm for customized protection. The technology measures the energy in gunshot noise as well as echoes in the environment and automatically sets suppression time for optimized comfort and communication.

“We are excited to introduce the new PELTOR Sport Tactical Electronic Hearing Protectors at SHOT Show this year,” Lindsay Adams of 3M Safety said. “Our team of specialists has developed two hearing protectors designed specifically for shooters and hunters looking for high-performance products that fit great and are comfortable for extended wear.”

The PELTOR Sport Tactical Electronic Hearing Protectors are ideal for both indoor and outdoor shooters with Clear Voice Tracking technology to isolate voices from background noise for clearer conversations and hearing of commands:

  • The PELTOR Sport Tactical 300 Electronic Hearing Protector is mobile device compatible and has a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 24.
  • The PELTOR Sport Tactical 500 Electronic Hearing Protector is Bluetooth® capable for two-way communication and offers an NRR of 26.

Both new electronic hearing protectors feature foldable vented headbands for heat release and increased comfort, low-profile cups with rubber bumpers and cushioned cutouts for long gun use, and durable recessed microphones to reduce wind noise.

PELTOR Sport will be exhibiting its latest innovations at booth #1625 on January 17– 19 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and on January 20 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

About PELTOR™ Sport:

PELTOR™ Sport is a consumer brand providing cutting-edge hearing protection and safety eyewear designed specifically for the shooter and hunter. For shooters and hunters who demand high performance and precision, the PELTOR Sport brand offers a full line of cutting-edge hearing protection and safety eyewear designed to help you stay focused and on target. The PELTOR Sport brand offers high-quality products, innovative technology and materials designed for comfort, fit and performance. For more information, visit 3M.com.

About 3M

At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $30 billion in sales, our 90,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M or @3MNewsroom.

3M and PELTOR are trademarks of 3M. ©3M 2017.

About SHOT Show®

The SHOT Show is the largest and most comprehensive tradeshow for professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries. It is the world's premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics, and related products and services. For more information about SHOT Show, visit SHOTShow.org.

 

Contacts

Press:

Hunter Public Relations on behalf of 3M

Lauren Buhse, 212-679-6600

lbuhse@Hunterpr.com

or

Erin Bix, 651-736-2406

3M Communications Manager

ebix@mmm.com

Thompson/Center Arms Launches Social Media and Digital Brand Campaign

Sasha Landskov

Friday, December 16, 2016

Fans and Users Invited to Participate and Connect: #PeopleOfTC

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Thompson/Center Arms, American's Master Gunmaker®, today announced the launch of the company's new social media and digital campaign: #PeopleOfTC. Highlighted by compelling photography, personal stories and quotes, #PeopleOfTC is designed to celebrate the employees, heritage, products, outdoor lifestyle and partners that come together to make up the iconic Thompson/Center brand.

Danielle Sanville, Brand Manager for Thompson/Center Arms, said, "Every T/C firearm that we build is a result of the dedication and passion of the people behind the brand. Across our company, in manufacturing, research, development, customer service, and sales and marketing, our employees and their passion for our products provide the key ingredient for these high performance, masterfully crafted firearms. We realized that our customers and partners who select our products for their adventures in the field, feel the same way. So we developed a campaign that will bring us all together, each providing an element in the story of craftsmanship and heritage that makes us all the #PeopleOfTC and America's Master Gunmaker. Social media is the perfect platform to broadcast these voices.

Fans and users are encouraged to locate the interactive campaign on a variety of social media platforms, as well as a website where the company will feature its fans and customers and provide them with an opportunity to engage with the brand through events including contest entries.

Facebook: /TCArmsCo
Instagram: @TCArmsCo
Twitter: @TCArmsCo
Web: www.tcarms.com

About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a provider of quality products for shooting, hunting, and rugged outdoor enthusiasts in the global consumer and professional markets. The Company reports two segments: Firearms and Outdoor Products & Accessories. Firearms manufactures handgun and long gun products sold under the Smith & Wesson®, M&P®, and Thompson/Center Arms™ brands as well as providing forging, machining, and precision plastic injection molding services. Outdoor Products & Accessories provides shooting, hunting, and outdoor accessories, including reloading, gunsmithing, and gun cleaning supplies, tree saws, vault accessories, knives, laser sighting systems, tactical lighting products, and survival and camping equipment. Brands in Outdoor Products & Accessories include Smith & Wesson®, M&P®, Thompson/Center Arms™, Crimson Trace®, Caldwell® Shooting Supplies, Wheeler® Engineering, Tipton® Gun Cleaning Supplies, Frankford Arsenal® Reloading Tools, Lockdown® Vault Accessories, Hooyman® Premium Tree Saws, BOG POD®, Golden Rod® Moisture Control, Schrade®, Old Timer®, Uncle Henry®, UST™, and Imperial™. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.

Shaun Phelan, Smith & Wesson Corp.
1-844-772-5159
media@smith-wesson.com

RUGER INTRODUCES HAWKEYE FTW HUNTER MODELS

Sasha Landskov

May 20, 2016

 

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) announces the addition of the Ruger® Hawkeye® FTW Hunter to its line of Hawkeye bolt-action rifles. This new rifle was designed by working closely with the instructors of the Sportsman's All-Weather, All-Terrain Marksmanship (SAAM) school at the highly regarded FTW Ranch in Barksdale, TX.

The Hawkeye FTW Hunter features a Natural Gear™ Camo, laminated wood stock and a stainless steel, cold hammer-forged barrel for exceptional accuracy, longevity and easy cleaning. The hinged, solid steel floor plate is engraved with the FTW Logo and allows for easy unloading of the rifle without the need to chamber each cartridge. Offered in seven calibers, including three left-handed options, the Hawkeye FTW Hunter is sure to be a popular choice among hunting enthusiasts.

Each rifle comes with the Ruger® Muzzle Brake System, which includes a removable, radial-port muzzle brake that significantly reduces felt recoil. For times when the brake is not preferred, it may be replaced by the included dynamically-matched muzzle weight. Switching between the brake and the weight will not change the bullet's point of impact for a particular load. The included thread protector may be used if neither the brake nor the weight is desired.

The Hawkeye FTW Hunter also includes the LC6™ trigger, which offers smooth, crisp performance right out of the box and increased accuracy on the range or in the field; a non-rotating, Mauser-type controlled round feed extractor, which is the most positive case extraction system ever invented; a three-position safety for easy activation that allows the shooter to lock the bolt or load and unload the rifle with the safety engaged; and an adjustable length of pull spacers and patented integral Ruger scope mount cuts into the receiver.

For more information on the Ruger Hawkeye FTW Hunter or to learn more about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger firearms, visitRuger.com or Facebook.com/Ruger To find accessories for the Hawkeye FTW Hunter and other Ruger firearms, visit ShopRuger.com or your local independent retailer of Ruger firearms. For more information on FTW Ranch and the SAAM Precision and Safari shooting programs, visit FTWoutfitters.com

TAURUS® CELEBRATES 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE JUDGE®

Sasha Landskov

MIAMI – May 19, 2016 – Taurus® rang in the new year by celebrating the 10th anniversary of one of the most innovative revolvers in the industry, the Taurus Judge®. Celebration of this milestone began earlier in the year with the NWTF Convention and Sport Show in Nashville where The Judge® was the showcase at the Taurus booth. To honor this monumental firearm and its evolution throughout the decade, planned events, sweepstakes, promotions and other activities are taking place throughout the remainder of the year.

 

The Taurus Judge, with its versatile 410 shotshell/45 Colt platform, captured the attention of shooting enthusiasts beginning in 2006 and continues to gain momentum in the industry today. To continue celebrating the success of The Judge, firearm enthusiasts can enter the “What are Legends Made of” sweepstakes at www.taurus-judge.com/tour. The sweepstakes begins May 19, 2016 and runs to December 31, 2016. One grand prize winner will be walking away with a trip for two to the Taurus headquarters in Miami, a private tour of the factory, range time with champion shooter Jessie Duff, $500 Visa® gift card, 5-year NRA membership, and a Taurus T-shirt and hat. Nine second place winners will receive a Taurus T-shirt, hat, $100 Visa gift card, and a 1-year NRA membership.

 

Join Taurus at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits May 19-22, 2016 where attendees can stop by the Taurus booth (#2674) to purchase a special-edition Taurus Judge T-shirt or for an opportunity to win one during the “flash giveaways” which will be announced on Taurus’ social media pages. Fans can check out Taurus on FacebookTwitter and Instagram or follow the #WhatLegendsAreMadeOf hashtag to learn more about the sweepstakes, join the celebration and hear about exciting offers throughout the year.

 

Taurus personalities Jessie Duff, Fred Eichler and Chad Belding as well as YouTube channels TWANGnBANG, GY6vids and others will be posting via social media in honor of The Judge. Viewers should like/follow each partner to get up-to-date information about promotions and events as well as firsthand testimonies about this legendary revolver.

 

More information on the complete Taurus lineup is available at www.taurususa.com.

 

 

About Taurus Holdings, Inc.:

Headquartered in Miami, Taurus Holdings, Inc. owns or represents some of the most recognized and valued brands worldwide, including Taurus®, Rossi®, and Heritage™. Known as an innovator within the firearms industry, Taurus Holdings is a leader offering quality and value-packed firearms to the United States and Canada. Taurus International services all Taurus brand firearms under the LIFETIME REPAIR POLICY™ as well.  For additional information about Taurus, visit www.taurususa.com. High-resolution images are available atwww.taurusdownloads.com.

SIG SAUER® ELECTRO-OPTICS INTRODUCES LIMA5 AND LIMA7 LASER-GRIP MODULE SIGHTS

Sasha Landskov

NEWINGTON, N.H. (May 10, 2016) SIG SAUER® Inc. and SIG SAUER Electro-Optics are pleased to introduce the LIMA5 and LIMA7 Laser Sights to their state-of-the-art line of optics and optics accessories. The LIMA5 and LIMA7 offer some of the most advanced laser sighting features available today.

 

“We are really proud of this new LIMA5 Laser Grip Module for the SIG P320 and P250 full-size pistols,” said Andrew York, President Electro Optics Division SIG SAUER. “This takes the modular design of these pistols to a whole new level and really showcases the ability of SIG SAUER as a complete systems provider.”

 

The LIMA5 Laser Grip Module has been designed to fit perfectly on the SIG P320 and P250 pistol platforms and bring state-of-the-art laser targeting in a package that is virtually invisible to the operator. Built with the same material as the standard polymer frames and textured to match, the amazing LIMA5 seamlessly integrates both a red or direct green high-quality and high-efficiency laser module for extreme accuracy when it counts. It is powered by a Lithium 1/3n battery in the palm swell, routed with an advanced flex circuit through the trigger guard to an intuitive activation button on the leading edge of the grip, and has a laser targeting module incorporated into the dust cover area of the pistol.

 

The LIMA7 red and green Laser Fore Grips are the most advanced, low-profile rail-mounted laser sights in the industry. LIMA7 lasers mount directly to any Keymod rail and mount to 1913 rails with an adapter. The centrally located finger-actuated switch supports ambidextrous use. Direct green or red lasers are used for industry-leading runtime in a compact, CR123 Lithium powered laser sight. The forward portion of the grip doubles as a hand stop.

 

LIMA5 and LIMA7 FEATURES:

  • Latest generation 5 mW Red or Green lasers for unmatched runtime

  • Ambidextrous switch for easy finger actuation, with separate on/off switch on LIMA7

  • Bottom-mounted battery compartment allows for easy access without removing the laser

  • Windage and elevation adjustments

  • Dependable waterproof (IPX-7 rated for complete water immersion up to 1 meter) and fog-proof performance

  • LIMA5 and LIMA7 come with adjustment tool, CR-1/3N battery and Instruction manual

 

LIMA5 SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Laser: Class 3R Red or Green

  • Spot Size: 0.5 in at 50 feet

  • Length: 7.1 in / 180.5 mm

  • Width: 1.32 in / 33.6 mm

  • Height: 4.2 in / 106.3 mm

  • Weight: 4 oz. / 113.4 gr

  • Operating Mode: Momentary

  • Runtime with Red Laser: > 5 hours

  • Runtime with Green laser: > 3 hours

  • Adjustment: Windage and elevation

  • MSRP: $249.99, Red / $374.99, Green

 

LIMA7 SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Laser-: Class 3R Red or Green

  • Spot Size: 0.5 in at 50 feet

  • Length: 3.37 in / 85.7 mm

  • Width: 0.93 in / 232.7 mm

  • Height: 2.65 in / 67.2 mm

  • Weight: 2.1 oz. / 59 gr

  • Operating Mode: Momentary

  • Runtime with Red Laser: > 50 hours

  • Runtime with Green laser: > 30 hours

  • Adjustment: Windage and elevation

  • MSRP: $249.99, Red / $374.99, Green

 

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT LIMITED 5-YEAR WARRANTY

For components not included under the SIG SAUER® Infinite Guarantee™, this warranty covers any defects in materials and workmanship in the electronic and Tritium components of illuminated riflescopes/sights, pistol sights, electronic sights, flashlights, lasers, binoculars, spotting scopes, and rangefinders. This warranty lasts for five years from the date of manufacture. If, during that five-year period, these products are found to have electronic or Tritium component defects in materials or workmanship, SIG SAUER will repair your product, at no charge to you. If we cannot repair your product, we will replace it with a product in perfect working order of equal or better physical condition. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

 

For more information and to see the entire lineup of SIG SAUER Electro-Optics visit http://www.sigoptics.com/. Follow SIG SAUER on social media, including Facebook at www.facebook.com/sigsauerinc, Instagram at www.instagram.com/sigsauerinc, and on the SIG SAUER YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/sigsauerinc.

 

About SIG SAUER, Inc.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is a New Hampshire-based weapons systems provider leading the industry in American innovation, ingenuity, and manufacturing. SIG SAUER® brings a dedication to superior quality, ultimate reliability, and unmatched performance that has made it the brand of choice among responsible citizens, and many of the world’s most elite military, government, and law enforcement units. As a complete systems provider, SIG SAUER offers a full array of products to meet any mission parameter, from handguns and rifles to silencers, optics, ammunition, accessories, and airguns. The largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland, SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company with approximately 1,000 employees. For more information on SIG SAUER, any of its products, or the SIG SAUER AcademySM, log on to www.sigsauer.com.

LEUPOLD® ADDS TO LIST OF AGENCIES USING LEUPOLD CARBINE OPTIC®

Sasha Landskov

May 2016 - BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc., is pleased to announce that the Leupold Carbine Optic® (LCO®) has been selected by the Fishers, Indiana, Police Department as the agency’s new carbine-mounted red dot system.

After rigorous testing, the LCO proved itself to be the superior choice as the Fishers PD looked to select a new optic for its long guns. Lightweight, rugged and offering an outstanding field of view, the LCO was the clear-cut choice for the agency.

“Law enforcement carbines take a lot of abuse, and may need to be deployed at a moment’s notice. This makes it absolutely critical that the optic can handle any impact, temperature changes or weather conditions, and maintain zero and functionality,” said Ray Brock, manager, tactical products & sales development. “We designed the LCO to withstand the punishment of a duty optic, and always be ready to go when it matters most.”

Leupold’s cutting-edge coatings deliver a crisp, bright 1-MOA dot, no matter the light conditions. The design places all of the controls down out of the field of view, leaving nothing in the way of the operator’s vision. The result is a bright dot with a true battlefield of view, meaning the operator can see any threat from any angle.

For more information on Leupold products, please visit us at www.leupold.com.

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Founded in Oregon more than a century ago, Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is a fifth generation, family owned company that designs, machines and assembles its riflescopes, mounting systems and tactical/Gold Ring™ spotting scopes in the USA. The product lines include rifle, shotgun, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; mounting systems; and optical tools, accessories and Pro Gear.

 

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., P.O. Box 688, Beaverton, OR 97075-0688, U.S.A.

Phone: (800) LEUPOLD or (503) 526-1400 • Fax: (503) 352-7621 • www.leupold.com

TRUCKVAULT LIFT SYSTEM DELIVERS INNOVATIVE STORAGE SOLUTION FOR FORD EXPLORER POLICE INTERCEPTOR

Sasha Landskov

SEDRO WOOLLEY, Wash. (April 18, 2016) -TruckVault Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of secure in-vehicle storage solutions, offers a full suite of customizable models designed specifically for the 2016 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor model. One of the most popular design features is TruckVault's unique Lift System. The design gives full access to the vehicle's spare tire while providing law enforcement professionals with a safe and secure storage solution, ensuring their gear always ready for duty.

Law enforcement agencies around the United States are converting their patrol fleets to the new Ford Police Interceptor version of the Ford Explorer. It has become one of the most popular SUVs on the market. The Ford Explorer presents a challenge for lockable storage in the cargo area due to the placement of the spare tire and its role in the rear crash safety requirements for the vehicle.

Utilizing an innovative bracket installation system, TruckVault's Lift Technology allows placement of a full-sized TruckVault unit in the Explorer while retaining quick access to the spare tire without hassle.

The TruckVault Lift System uses air-assisted cylinders to aid in lifting the entire unit out of the way, allowing access to the spare tire without removing the TruckVault. The simple design with an all-steel construction is engineered for heavy service to last the life of the vehicle. TruckVault can customize the size, number, and orientation of the drawers of the unit to create virtually any configuration.

 

"The importance of lockable in-vehicle storage has never been more prevalent. Police officers are increasingly becoming targets of crime, including theft," said TruckVault Sales and Marketing Director Don Fenton. "Additionally, the duties of police officers are changing; officers are now cross-trained for many different roles and need to carry higher-level weapons in their vehicles. These weapons need to be secured and out of sight while not in use - yet handy."

The Lift System is compatible with all Ford Explorer models 2011 and newer. Base unit MSRPs begin at $495 for the Explorer PPV Pursuit and $595 for the civilian version.

 

About TruckVault, Inc. 

For more than 20 years, TruckVault has been building secure in-vehicle storage solutions for sportsmen, law enforcement, and commercial use. TruckVault has been recognized throughout the years as a leader in firearms safety and as a producer of top-quality products, including being granted the shooting Industry Academy of Excellence Award for Accessory of the Year in 1999 and Safety Product of the Year in 2004 and 2006. In 2008, TruckVault was awarded the Cygnus Innovation Award. For more information go to www.truckvault.com.

LEUPOLD AND WEATHERBY JOIN FORCES FOR WOMEN OF WEATHERBY

Sasha Landskov

January 26th, 2016  

Paso Robles, CA – Leupold Optics, known for over a century throughout the industry as the leader in hunting and shooting optics, has teamed up with Weatherby and their Women of Weatherby program to offer optics advice and recommendations to first-time outdoorswomen and seasoned hunters alike. “As women, we support each other and share stories and advice on what gear works for us. At Leupold, I can use these insights to help educate women on the advantages of our products and help them not feel intimidated.” Says Leupold Marketing Program Manager, Riza Lesser. “If I can help a future hunter make educated decisions when shopping for hunting optics or accessories, then it’s time well spent. Women afield share a bond and sense of camaraderie and it’s our duty to help spread the joy of hunting with all outdoor enthusiasts, male or female.” Weatherby and Leupold will combine experience and advice on social media, and on WomenOfWeatherby.com, sharing product recommendations, hunting strategies, and useful stories to both inspire and inform anyone that plans on hunting in the near future.

Media Contact: Justin Moore - Weatherby Inc.

(805) 227-2600 | jmoore@weatherby.com

About Weatherby

Founded in 1945, Weatherby, Inc.’s line features the distinctive WBY-X™ products as well as the popular Vanguard® and legendary Mark V® rifles (production and custom); Threat Response® shotguns; Weatherby Shooting Systems™ Rifles; over/under, semi-auto and pump shotguns; premium ammunition; and shooting accessories. For more information, go to www.weatherby.com. The company is based in Paso Robles, Calif., and invites all hunters and shooters to visit its free online community at www.weatherbynation.com or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Weatherbyinc. Follow @weatherbyinc on Twitter.

TWO GOLF BALLS ON THE MOON BEAR DAISY LOGO

Sasha Landskov

Over forty-four years ago, on February 6, 1971, astronaut Alan Shepard, Jr. hit two golf balls on the Moon. People have long speculated as to the brand of golf balls which remain on the Moon. Today, we know that those golf balls bear the famous Daisy logo.

Astronauts were permitted to bring personal items on missions and Apollo 14 commanded Shepard brought along two golf balls and a six iron head. In a video on display at the Daisy Airgun Museum in downtown Rogers, Arkansas, Shepard is shown taking several clumsy one-handed swings (due to the limited flexibility of the EVA suit) using that head affixed to a lunar excavation tool handle.

Since crews were not allowed to do any commercial promotion, the maker of the golf balls was never made public. However, an Apollo 14 crew photo, in the new display at the Daisy Airgun Museum includes signatures of Alan B. Shepard, Edgar Mitchel, and Stuart Roosa, along with their hand-written note:

““To Jack Powers…..
Our most sincere thanks for the
Daisy golf balls by Victor…… They are
out of this world!””

 

Jack Powers joined Daisy in 1960 and served as a senior public relations executive for over twenty years. It was Powers who made the suggestion that the Apollo 14 crew play golf on the moon using Daisy golf balls. The autographed Apollo mission photos were discovered in the attic of a home owned by Powers’ family. Contact with heirs of the estate resulted in the museum’s acquisition of the photos along with an interview which divulged the long-held secret of Daisy golf balls on the Moon.

Earlier in his career, Jack Powers had taken a new job as Executive Director of the Sport Fishing Institute in Washington, D.C. He and his family moved into a townhouse which was one of six identical townhouses. One evening Jack came home from work and mistakenly entered the wrong townhouse. His abrupt introduction to the residents, Albert M. (Al) and Dee Chop, began a lifelong friendship.

Al Chop served as public information officer for the Air Force’s “Project Blue Book” which gathered and studied information about UFO sightings. Al eventually was the subject of a 1956 documentary called “UFO”. He and Jack Powers remained friends as Jack became a senior executive for Daisy and Al applied his public relations skills at NASA. Al’s voice could sometimes be heard from mission control during a space launch.

The parent company of Daisy, at the time of the Apollo 14 mission, was Victor Comptometer Corporation. Victor’s holdings included, at that time, Daisy, Heddon Lures, Burke Golf Equipment Corporation (PGA Golf), and Worthington Ball Company. Golf balls were produced with the Victor and Daisy logos and Jack Powers made the suggestion that the Apollo 14 crew play golf on the moon using Daisy golf balls.

Jack and his wife Virginia visited Al and Dee many times in Florida to watch launchings and several Apollo crews came to visit Daisy in Rogers, Arkansas. The Daisy Museum display includes autographed photos of the crews of Apollo 12, 14, 16 and 17.

Alan Bartlett “Al” Shepard, Jr. (November 18, 1923 – July 21, 1998), in 1961, became the second person and the first American to travel into space. It was ten years later, in 1971, that Shepard commanded the Apollo 14 mission, became the fifth and oldest person to walk on the Moon and the only person to play golf on a surface other than earth.

The display of autographed Apollo Mission photos, video and Victor Daisy golf ball, circa 1971, are now on display at the Daisy Airgun Museum, 202 West Walnut, Rogers, Arkansas and available for viewing Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Daisy Airgun Museum is a 501c3 corporation, dedicated to the preservation of the rich heritage of Daisy airguns and the operation of a museum, tourist attraction and gift shop. The museum features displays of airguns and related artifacts and offers audio and self-guided tours for individuals and guided tours for groups.