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News | Friday, August 28, 2015

Texas Knife Law Changes Effective September 1

Several Texas cities, including San Antonio and Corpus Christi, will see their restrictive knife laws voided as of September 1, 2015, when Texas House Bill 905 -- Knife Rights' signature Knife Law Preemption bill -- takes effect. The new law invalidates all municipal and county knife ordinances more restrictive than state law, creating uniform knife laws across Texas. The new law also ensues that Knife Rights' repeal of the state's ban on switchblade (automatic) knives that was passed in 2013 will now have effect throughout the state.

Dead Air Armament Sandman-Ti Suppressor Now Shipping

Dead Air Armament's long-awaited 7.62 Sandman-Ti™ suppressor is now shipping to distributors nationwide. The Sandman-Ti™ suppressor features a titanium tube with precision rifle direct threads specifically designed for the challenging environments faced by law enforcement professionals.

FNH USA Announces Grand Opening of Pro Shop Factory Store

FNH USA announces the grand opening of the company's first-ever factory store to be located in Columbia, SC. The FNH USA Pro Shop will celebrate its opening on Labor Day weekend with a fully-stocked show room of FN rifles, pistols, shotguns, accessories and branded merchandise.

CMP Monthly Match League Returns for 2015 Session

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) will be holding the final three Monthly Matches during Fall 2015. There, shooters will have the chance to be ranked among Monthly Match participants from across the country for a chance at monetary rewards and bragging rights during the new Monthly Match League.

Cabela's Outdoor Fund Awards Grant to S3DA

The Cabela's Outdoor Fund, with a mission to promote conservation and hunting, fishing, camping, boating and other outdoor sporting and recreational activities, has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Scholastic 3D Archery program. S3DA provides 3-D archery opportunities for youth in afterschool settings, as well as with archery-affiliated clubs and businesses in their communities.

LaserMax Introduces Spartan Laser Series

The new Spartan series lasers from LaserMax features a revolutionary mounting system easily adapted to achieve ideal placement on handgun accessory rails, dual elongated electronic touch pads and both red and green variants.

American GunSmithing Institute Armorers Courses Among Prizes in Springfield Armory DUEL 3 Promo

American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) is celebrating the return of one of the industry's largest gun and gear promotions by inviting fans to participate in the event. AGI's Springfield XD and M1A Rifle Armorers Courses, as well as the Springfield XD Disassembly and Reassembly DVD, are part of the prize packages for the Springfield Armory® DUEL 3 promotion.

Colt Renews Push to Enlist Top Talent

Colt announces its renewed effort to engage top-performing talent in many key areas of the business. The company is currently hiring in many areas of the business including engineering, supervisory and procurement, amongst others.

California Gun Dealers Fire First in Ninth Circuit Appeal

Attorneys for four California gun dealers filed an opening brief on Monday that asks the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to strike down a law that, they argue, is unconstitutional and violates their First Amendment speech rights.

Celestron Adds Spotting Scopes to TrailSeeker Family

View the natural world again for the first time when you are equipped with TrailSeeker optics from Celestron.

Sightmark Introduces ReadyFire Pistol Laser Series

Sightmark is proud to unveil the complete ReadyFire Pistol Laser Series lineup, giving shooters the ultimate advantage with four different units; the R5, CR5, G5, and CG5.

PolyCase Inceptor® ARX® - A New Twist on Ammunition

PolyCase Ammunition introduces its revolutionary Inceptor line of ammunition, featuring injection-molded metal-polymer bullets, including the ARX. The Inceptor line of ammo achieves reliability, pinpoint accuracy, and extreme performance through advanced technology and precision engineering.

Boyds Adds Replacement Stock Options for Remington 710 and 770 Models

Boyds has recently released new hardwood gunstock options for the popular Remington 710 and 770 models in Boyds Classic, Featherweight Thumbhole, Heritage, Platinum, Prairie Hunter, Pro Varmint, and Varmint Thumbhole designs.

Daniel Defense Hires VP of Engineering

Daniel Defense announces Tim Farley has joined Daniel Defense as the Vice President of Design Engineering.

Ten Years After the New Orleans Gun Grab This Weekend on Gun Talk Radio

Reflecting on the ten years since the Hurricane Katrina gun grab, a lawsuit first, a month of giveaways, and more, this week on Tom Gresham's GUNTALK® Radio, the original nationally-syndicated radio talk show about guns and the shooting sports.

October issue of S.W.A.T. Magazine

The October issue of S.W.A.T. Magazine features the new Ruger Precision Rifle, shot at the FTW Ranch in Texas, as well as a look at the past in the form of the German MP40 WWII submachine gun.

Scott Rothenberg Named Vice President of Sales for Advanced Tactical Armament Concepts

Advanced Tactical Armament Concepts, LLC (ATAC), the parent company of HPR® Ammunition, announced that Scott Rothenberg has been named Vice President of Sales where he will focus on growing customer relations and strengthening the new product portfolio.

Redding Acquires Additional Machinery, Continues to Serve Growing Demand

The precision handloading market has seen astounding growth over the past few years. With a continued emphasis on technical long-range rifle shooting throughout a number of specific disciplines, the demand for high precision handloading tools has continued to grow. Redding Reloading Equipment has responded with added manufacturing space, equipment and personnel but some lead times were still longer than they wished. An additional thirteen new CNC Machining centers and a host of other equipment was added during this time.

2015 Trijicon Shooting Challenge Rapidly Approaching

The 2015 Trijicon Shooting Challenge is right around the corner. Sign up today for your chance to compete in one of the most lucrative shooting competitions of the year. Get #ReadyForTheRock with competition registration information and event details at

BLACKHAWK! Debuts New Logo to Honor Military Heritage

BLACKHAWK! is looking to the future and deepening its commitment to its roots, which begins with a redesigned logo. The logo incorporates a unique trident inspired by the brand's Navy Special Operations heritage and reinforces the vow of BLACKHAWK!'s founder, a retired Navy SEAL, to make the best gear possible, adhering to the highest standards of quality and durability.

Browning Introduces Two High Grade Citori 725 Sporting Models

The third year of the Browning High Grade Program is here and elegance and function are on display in two new Citori 725 Sporting 12 gauge over and under shotguns. The Citori 725 Sporting Grade V MSRP is $5,339.99 and the Citori 725 Sporting Grade VII MSRP is $6,269.99.

Alien Gear Holsters Highlights Evolution of Cloak Tuck IWB Holster Series

Alien Gear Holsters pushed the concealed carry industry forward after launching their all-new Cloak Tuck 3.0 inside the waistband (IWB) gun holster in June. Since then, many industry critics have praised this IWB holster as being the most comfortable, concealable hybrid holster ever made.

Otis Technology Newest Bronze Sponsor of 2016 SHOT Show University

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, announces that Otis Technology has agreed to sponsor the 2016 SHOT Show University at the Bronze support level.

Juniors Prove Future of Marksmanship is Bright During 2015 National Matches

With growing participation in our numerous clinics and matches designed towards advancing their knowledge and celebrating their talents, juniors across the country have proven the future of marksmanship in the United States is undoubtedly progressing.

Trulock Chokes Give Shooters An Edge For Sporting Clays

All Trulock Chokes are made from 17-4 PH grade stainless steel which is highly resistant to staining and rust. These extended choke tubes are knurled for easy installation and removal.

Haul Meat and Other Gear with the Bull 1000 External Frame Pack from Browning

To comfortably carry heavy loads to and from the woods, Browning Packs has introduced the Bull 1000 External Frame Pack. This highly adjustable aluminum frame pack has several lash points to carry a variety of heavy items and weighs just 6 lbs. MSRP is $99.99.

MGM Targets Shooters Run Strong at Montana Multi Gun

Amid sunny and warm temps beneath smoky skies, Team MGM shooter Wyatt Gibson took the Open division and combined win followed by his father and teammate Travis Gibson with 2nd place in the 2015 edition of the Montana Multi-gun match, August 22 in Boulder Montana.

Swab-Its Sponsors 2015 NSSF Rimfire Challenge Northwest Championship

Swab-its®, the makers of Bore-whips™, Bore-tips® and Gun-tips™, announced that they are sponsoring the 2015 NSSF Rimfire Challenge Northwest Championship being held this weekend, August 29 and 30, at the Parma Rod and Gun Club in Parma, Idaho.

Forbes Magazine Recognizes Exciting New Smartphone App for Shooters

In the August 10 Forbes article "Guns, Ammo & Geo-Targeting: How A Father-Son Team Is Bringing Deals To Weapons Enthusiasts," writer Karsten Strauss reviewed how GunDealio™ is helping tens of thousands of shooters find deals on guns, ammo, optics and more.

Volunteers, Sponsors Needed for Greers Ferry & Little Red River Annual Cleanup

The Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red River Association along with and the Army Corps of Engineers are seeking volunteers and sponsors to pitch in from 8 to 11 a.m. Sept. 12 during the 46th Annual Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red River Cleanup.

Wheatley Joins ASP as Northeast Director of Sales

Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP) has announced that Bill Wheatley has been named Director of Sales for the Northeast United States.

Public invited to the 2015 Fort Benning Multi-gun Challenge

The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit's Action Shooting Team will conduct the 2015 Fort Benning Multi-gun Challenge Dec. 3-6 at Krilling Range. Active duty Soldiers, women and juniors have priority, but the Multi-gun Challenge is open to the public.

MidwayUSA Brings On Seekins Precision

MidwayUSA is pleased to announce Seekins Precision as one of the newest additions to their Optics and Gunsmithing products offering. A well-known brand in the shooting community, they design and manufacture scope rings, bases and a complete line of parts and accessories for modern sporting rifles.

Springfield Armory® to Award $16,000 in Prizes Next Week

The first week of DUEL 3 kicks off next Tuesday (Sept 1, 2015) with a huge variety of daily prize packages that include Springfield Armory® firearms and items from our valued sponsors

North Carolina Restricts Shooting Access on Public Lands

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has approved a proposal to re-designate approximately 157 acres on the Butner-Falls of Neuse Game Land from an All Weapons Game Land to an Archery Zone, Gun Free Zone, and a Restricted Firearms Zone.


USA Shooting to Induct Glenn Dubis & Admiral Willis A. Lee into Hall of Fame

Editor's Note: Today's feature comes to us courtesy of Kevin Neuendorf of USA Shooting

The U.S. International Shooting Hall of Fame will induct two new members during a December ceremony as four-time Olympian Glenn Dubis and Admiral Willis A. Lee were selected among an all-star cast of candidates.

The Hall of Fame induction will take place December 4 in Colorado Springs, Colorado as part of USA Shooting Alumni weekend taking place during the 2015 Winter Airgun Championships.

DoD Photo by Steve McGill. Glenn Dubis stands on the winner's platform following men's smallbore competition at the 1987 Pan American Games where he was awarded gold medals in both the individual and team categories.
A four-time Olympian (1984, 1988, 1996, 2000), Dubis finished outside the top-20 in just one of his eight Olympic events while finishing as high as fifth at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. While an Olympic medal eluded him during his illustrious career, he still built an impressive shooting resume. During his shooting career, Dubis won the World Rifle Championship three times, won the Rifle Championship five times at the Conseil International du Sport Militaire Championships (known as CISM or the Military World Championships) and set or tied six world records. He represented the United States in the CISM Military World Games - more than a dozen times. He is a member of the USAMU International Rifle Hall of Fame as well as his hometown's Athletic Hall of Fame. In 1997, Dubis won individual Silver and Team Gold Medals at the Championship of the Americas, a Silver Medal in the Seoul, Korea, World Cup, three national championships and was a CISM team member. He was also named as the 1997 USA Shooting Male Rifle Shooter of the Year.

Upon his retirement from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), then deputy commander Robert W. Aylward had this to say of Dubis: "He's the Michael Jordan of the shooting world. People call the CISM rifle trophy the 'Dubis Trophy' because his name is engraved on it so many times; he's won the CISM Rifle Championship more times than everyone else in the world combined."

Dubis, a veteran of Operation Desert Storm, earned the nomination over distinguished candidates that included Ed Etzel, Jim Hill, David Kimes and Todd Graves.

Admiral Willis A. Lee
In 1907, Lee became the only American to ever win both the open U.S. National Rifle and Pistol Championships in the same year. A 1920 Olympian, Lee was a member of the Rifle and Running Target team competing in 14 events and finished as the high medal winner for the Games, taking home seven team medals overall including five gold, one silver and one bronze. "Shooting everything from army rifle to miniature (smallbore) and running target, Lee was an ever-present fixture on the Antwerp medal stand," said Col. Jim Crossman in his book, Olympic Shooting. Lee and his teammate Lloyd Spooner held the record for the most medals won at a single Olympics for 60 years.

Admiral Lee, who passed away in 1945 at the age of 57, also enjoyed a distinguished naval career. He commanded the U. S. Naval Battleship Division Six during the Battle of Guadalcanal that turned back a Japanese invasion force headed for the island. The victory ended Japanese attempts to reinforce their troops on Guadalcanal and marked a turning point in World War II. Lee was later awarded the Navy Cross for his courageous leadership during that particular battle.

Lee earned the nomination over candidates that included Don Haldeman, Colonel Jack Vincent, Major Frank Green and Offutt Pinion.

The U.S. International Shooting Hall of Fame was established in 1991 by the NRA International Competitions Committee. Selection criteria was established that limited selection to those that had excelled in international competition over an extended period of time. There was also consideration given to those shooters in pre-1948 competitions and those who had served the U.S. Shooting Team in administrative or coaching positions. To be eligible nominees must have been retired from active international shooting at least five years. Living USA Shooting Hall of Fame members and USA Shooting Board of Directors were asked to nominate candidates and then joined with USA Shooting alumni in voting on the final nominees.

U.S. International Shooting Hall of Fame

1991 - Gary L. Anderson, Lones W. Wigger, Jr., Alfred P. Lane, Morris Fisher

1992 - Margaret Thompson Murdock

1993 - Huelet (Joe) Benner and Walter Stokes

1994 - William McMillan and Carl Osburn

1995 - John H. Writer, Lawrence Nuesslein and Thomas Sharpe (Official)

1996 -John R. Foster and William C. Pullum (Official)

1998 - Lanny R. Bassham

1999 - Arthur C. Jackson

2000 - Matt Dryke

2001 - Arthur Cook

2002 - Tommy G. Pool

2004 - Launi Meili and Joseph B. Berry (Official)

2008 - Daniel Carlisle and Ruby Fox

2013 - Walter Walsh and Pat (Spurgin) Pitney

2015 - Glenn Dubis & Admiral Willis A. Lee

Visit to find out more information about the U.S. International Shooting Hall of Fame and find bios of all the inductees.

Aug 29
Atlanta Conservation Club, Atlanta, Indiana
Aug 29-30
Echo Valley Archers, Fayette, Iowa
Sep 3-4
College Station, Texas
Sep 5-7
College Station, Texas
Sep 3-7
Penberthy Rec Sports Complex, College Station, Texas 77843
Sep 11-13
Tusco Rifle Club, New Philadelphia, Ohio
Sep 8-13
Medellin, Colombia
Sep 24-25
Peacemaker National Training Center, 1624 Brannons Ford Rd. Gerrardstown, WV 25420
Sep 24-26
Peacemaker National Training Center, Brannons Ford Road, Gerrardstown, WVA
Oct 10-11
Louisville, Kentucky
Oct 9-11
Old Fort Gun Club, Fort Smith, Arkansas
Oct 17-18
Mexico City, Mexico
Oct 21-24
Rockcastle Shooting Center, Park City, KY
Oct 27-30
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Dec 3-6

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