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News | Friday, August 1, 2014

Taurus Names New President and CEO

Taurus Holdings, Inc. announces Anthony Acitelli as their new President and CEO. Taurus Holdings encompasses the Taurus®, Rossi®, Heritage and Diamondback FirearmsTM product lines.

Tacprogear BLACK Releasable Body Armor Vest

Tacprogear BLACK, the exclusive line of American-made products offered by Tacprogear, announces the Releasable Body Armor Vest (RBAV) for tactical operators demanding superior upper torso ballistic coverage, full-range of motion and quick-release capability.

CMMG Unveils the Mk4 V Series Rifles

Varmint hunting can often present a variety of challenges that must be met. Whether it's knocking down a long-range shot or tracking a moving target, speed and accuracy reign supreme. To meet these challenges, CMMG has introduced the Mk4 V and Mk4 V2, both chambered in 5.56x45mm.

IWI US Sponsors 2014 Indiana SWAT Challenge

IWI US, Inc. announces a corporate sponsor partnership with Indiana SWAT Challenge, Inc. (ISC), a non-profit corporation based in Muncie, Indiana.

Millett Tactical Introduces Three New Versatile Red Dot Sights

Millett has announced the release of three new tactical red dot sights. The new M-Force, M-Pulse and Speed Point red dot sights from Millett provide shooters with a versatile selection of precision sighting options equipped for a variety of shooting disciplines. MSRP ranges from $90.95 to $259.95.

Alien Gear Holsters Introduces the Cloak Tuck 2.0

Alien Gear Holsters recently announced the launch of their newest product, the "Cloak Tuck 2.0". This patent pending, Neoprene Composite Holster is Alien Gear Holsters' inside the waistband (IWB) hybrid holster. MSRP is $35.88. (MORE)

Second Amendment Media Releases Inaugural Publication

Legally Armed: A Concealed Carry Gun Law covers concealed carry laws nationwide, highlighting common points of law for each state and the District of Columbia, such that a reader should clearly understand how each jurisdiction differs.

Project ChildSafe Names A Local Champion in Firearm Safety

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has recognized Nicole Price of Warrior Tactical Firearms LLC in Montgomery, Alabama as a "Local Champion" for her efforts to promote firearm safety in the region.

Top Gun Supply Giveaway - This Week on Gun Talk® Radio

It's a new Gun Talk giveaway with Top Gun Supply, two exciting promotions from Springfield Armory, and more, this week on Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio, the original nationally-syndicated radio talk show about guns and the shooting sports.

TANDEMKROSS Signs On As Bronze Sponsor of NSSF's Rimfire Challenge

New Hampshire-based firearm parts manufacturer and supplier Tandemkross has come on board as a bronze sponsor of the Rimfire Challenge. The Challenge focuses on competition with .22-caliber rifles and pistols and is designed to introduce new shooters to the sport in an exciting and family-friendly way.

Exclusive Galco and Blade-Tech Holster Reviews Online From FMG Publications

Technological advances are making concealed carry easier and more comfortable than ever before. However, choosing the right holster for the right gun can be a tricky task. FMG Publications online editor Mark Kakkuri gives readers a straightforward answer to the most common concealed carry questions.

SIG SAUER® Launches New Webstore, Expanded Product Lines

SIG SAUER® has launched a redesigned webstore, offering an expanded selection of SIG SAUER branded clothing, merchandise, accessories, and a new line of Mitch Rosen designed holsters.

A Girl & A Gun Sending Women's Squad to IDPA U.S. National Championship

Among the 300-plus shooters competing for the 2014 IDPA U.S. National Championship this September will be a select group of women from the fast growing national women's program, A Girl & A Gun Women's Shooting League.

Save $200 On Leica ER i Riflescope With Trade-In

Between August 1 and October 31, 2014, receive $200 cash back on the purchase of a new Leica ER i Riflecope from any authorized North American Leica dealer by simply trading in a functioning riflescope of any make or model.

DRD Tactical Releases M762 Semi-Auto Pistol

DRD Tactical announces the release of the M762 Pistol, a quick takedown, semi-automatic Pistol chambered in 7.62 NATO/.308 win, which can be assembled from its brief case size hard-case without any tools, in less than a minute. The M762 comes standard with 2-20rd Magpul Pmags, hard case with custom cut foam insert, Lothar-Walther 12" Stainless Steel LW50 barrel, Sig SB15 Pistol Brace, Noveske KX3 Flash Suppressor, nickel boron coated BCG and Magpul MOE Grip. Please visit for more information.

Army Shooters Win Prestigious Presidents Trophies

Sgt. Augustus Dunfey, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), outscored 1,100 other competitive service rifle shooters to claim the President's Rifle Trophy at the National Trophy Matches . His win, along with USAMU pistol shooter Sgt. 1st Class James Henderson's win in the President's Pistol Trophy Match, handed the Army a clean sweep of one of the sport's most celebrated matches for the first time since 2006.

2015 SHOT Show Registration Fees and NSSF Member Discounts

The 2015 SHOT Show registration fees are being modified as a result of growing demand for aggressive advocacy and regulatory initiatives on behalf of our industry. You can further support these initiatives by joining the NSSF membership.

New Browning 725 Trap and Skeet Shotguns for 2014

New for 2014, Browning has expanded the Citori 725 line of over and under shotguns by adding new Trap and Skeet models in 12 gauge.

This Week on Armed American Radio

Armed American Radio with Mark Walters brings author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza to the national radio broadcast this Sunday, 8-3-2014.

Leupold® Offers $50 in Rebates on Select VX®-2 Riflescopes

From August 1 to September 1, 2014, hunters and shooters can receive a $50 rebate on the purchase of select Leupold® VX®-2 riflescopes.

Team X-Rail Wins Colt 3-Man 3-Gun Championship

ArmaLite congratulates Team X-Rail on its first place finish at the 2014 Colt 3-Man 3-Gun Championship. Team X-Rail was comprised of Tommy Thacker and Greg Jordan of Team ArmaLite and Larry Houck of Team FNH USA. The prestigious event took place July 26 at the Topton Fish & Game Association in Mertztown, Pennsylvania.

SureFire Luminox 2211 WristLight Boats 300 Lumens With Swiss Timepiece

SureFire has expanded its revolutionary line of 2211 WristLights with the release of its new SureFire 2211 Luminox. This new rechargeable WristLight features a high-performance LED focused by a special refractive optic as the original 2211 WristLight, but it also sports a high-quality timepiece from legendary Swiss watchmaker Luminox and 300 max lumens. MSRP $795.

Stevens 555 Over-and-Under Stevens 555 Over-and-Under Blends Style, Performance, Value

Stevens, by Savage™ Arms, has introduced a fast-handling, stylish over-and-under shotgun that carries a price tag below $700. The all-new 555 is as suited for hunting as for breaking clays.

Crimson Trace Equips S&W's M&P SHIELD

Crimson Trace announces the pending release of a Laserguard® green laser sight - the LG-489G® -- designed specifically for Smith &Wesson's M&P SHIELD™ pistols.

Front Line to Launch New Taser® Holster Series

Front Line will expand its line to include a new Taser® holster series. The holsters will soon be available at, the holster superstore.

Swab-its Adds Distributor In Australia

Swab-its®, the premier brand of firearms cleaning swabs designed for every job, has added Corella International Pty Ltd of Jerrabomberra, New South Wales to its growing list of distributors.

Front Line to Launch New Taser® Holster Series

Front Line will expand its line to include a new Taser® holster series. The holsters will soon be available at, the holster superstore.


USA Shooting National Championships for Shotgun Begins 2015 World Cup Selection

Editor's Note: Today's feature comes to us courtesy of Kevin Neuendorf of USAShooting.With the US National Championships getting underway, it's time to start thinking 2015 World Cup-already.

With much of the year left to unfold, it's hard to believe that thoughts of 2015 will be on the minds of all competitors as the 2014 USA Shooting National Championships for Shotgun get underway tomorrow (August 2) in Colorado Springs.

Proving yourself as an elite member of the USA Shooting Team isn't a once-in-while type thing. No, it happens with every pull of the trigger and this year's Nationals is no exception. Even before the 30 members of the USA Shooting Team for shotgun competes overseas in Granada, Spain, for the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championships, they will already be out starting to try and earn their spot on select teams for the 2015 ISSF World Cup season.

Part one of a two-part selection process is upon all athletes competing at Nationals for 2015 World Cups that include Mexico (March), United Arab Emirates (March), Cyprus (April) and Azerbaijan (August). All competitors will shoot two qualifying rounds of 150 targets and the competition will include two separate finals. The aggregate of points earned from both qualifications plus finals will determine medalists, National Team members and National Champions. The National Championships are serving as part one of the World Cup selection process with the Fall Selection Match in Tillar, Arkansas, set to be the second course of fire.

In addition, all 30 World Team members are expected to compete with Nationals serving as the final major tune-up for athletes set to compete at World Championships.

If World Cup success is any indication, the USA Shooting Team for Shotgun is as confident as it has been in recent history. USA Shooting Team athletes earned 13 shotgun medals in 2014. A Junior Team contingent featuring all 15 members of the Junior Team that will compete in Spain also earned seven medals as well at a Junior Cup in Suhl, Germany, including three gold, two silver and two bronze along with 11 top-seven performances. At the recently completed Spain Grand Prix, USA's double-barreled specialists earned nine medals as well. Highlighting this season's performance to date was a recent historic medal run at the Munich World Cup in which the shotgun team gathered seven podium finishes.

Brian Burrows (Fallbrook, California) will put his two-straight National Championships on the line in Men's Trap in hopes of regaining some of the edge he had prior to this season which has been a struggle. To make it three straight he'll have to defeat World Team members Ryan Hadden (USAMU/Pendleton, Oregon), Seth Inman (USAMU/Independence, Missouri) and best friend Jake Wallace (Castiac, California).

It looks like after two straight years there will be a new champion in Women's Trap with the absence of Rachael Heiden (Clinton, Michigan), after recently entering Physician's Assistant school. Kayle Browning (Wooster, Arkansas) along with two-time Olympian Corey Cogdell (Eagle River, Alaska) should be among those outside contenders in addition to the six World Team members competing. Browning finished 11th last year at Nationals ending a six-year streak of earning a medal in Colorado Springs. Recent World Cup medalists Victoria Burch (Kerrville, Texas) and Janessa Beaman (Colorado Springs) will be gunning for their first National Titles while preparing for World Championships as well. Burch and Beaman earned a 1-2 finish at the Munich World Cup while Beaman also scored a silver medal at the Spain Grand Prix earlier this month. Last year's National Championships bronze medalist Ashley Carroll (Sovlang, California) won the selection events for World Championships and recently finished third at the Spain Grand Prix.

Double Trap competitor Josh Richmond (USAMU/Hillsgrove, Pennsylvania) will look to keep active a 10-year streak of winning at least one medal at the U.S. Championships having started that run back in 2003 when he earned the bronze medal in open while also winning a junior title. Expect a three-man race for the U.S. title with 2008 Olympic gold medalist and current World Champion Glenn Eller (USAMU/Houston) and Jeff Holguin (USAMU/Yorba Linda, California) all battling for national supremacy. Junior World Champion Ian Rupert (Muncy, Pa.) will try and break the Army stronghold on the event.

Men's Skeet competitor Frank Thompson (Alliance, Nebraska) also has found success at Nationals having earned a medal in all but one event since 2007. He's confident too having won the recent Spain Grand Prix. He'll contend as usual with two-time Olympic gold medalist Vincent Hancock (Eatonton, Georgia) as well as this season's most successful male skeet shooter in Dustin Perry (Lovelady, Texas). Perry earned the first World Cup medal of his career to begin the season in Tucson with bronze followed by a fourth-place finish in Munich.

In women's skeet, Kim Rhode (El Monte, California) has picked up where she left off competitively before taking time away from the sport to have a baby last May with three World Cup medals in 2014 including two wins. Brandy Drozd (Bryan, Texas) and Haley Dunn (Eddyville, Iowa) have showcased the depth in this discipline with Drozd winning a silver medal and finishing fourth in two World Cup events, both times losing in a shoot-off to Rhode during the medal finals. Dunn joined the U.S. Team sweep in Munich with a bronze medal. Other top competitors include defending National Champion Amber English (Colorado Springs) and 2013 Junior World Champs silver medalist Dania Vizzi (Odessa, Florida).

2014 USAS National Championships for Shotgun Schedule

8/2 Trap Qualifying (75 targets)

8/3 Trap Qualifying + Final I (50 targets)

8/4 Trap Qualifying (75 targets)

8/5 Trap Qualifying + Final II (50 targets)

8/6 Skeet/Double Trap OTR

8/7 Skeet Qualifying (75 targets)

Double Trap Qualifying + Final I (150 targets)

8/8 Skeet Qualifying + Final I (50 targets)

Double Trap Qualifying + Final II (150 targets)

8/9 Skeet Qualifying (75 targets)

8/10 Skeet Qualifying + Final (50 targets)

-- Kevin Neuendorf

Aug 2-5
World Shooting & Recreational Complex, Sparta, IL
Aug 5-10
NRA Whittington Center, Raton, NM
Aug 13-16
Central Oregon Shooting Sports Association Range, Bend, Oregon
Aug 6-16
World Shooting & Recreational Complex, Sparta, IL
Aug 24
Ridgway Rifle Club, Ridgway, PA
Sep 27-28
Ridgway Rifle Club, Ridgway, PA
Sep 26-28
Hyatt Regency O'Hare Airport, Chicago, IL
Oct 26
Ridgway Rifle Club, Ridgway, PA
Jan 20-23
Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

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