WED | JANUARY 15, 2020

Geissele Automatics announces their acquisition of the 240LW and 240LWS machine gun technical data package and intellectual property from Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc. Barrett has also entered into technical support agreement for the 240LW and 240LWS with Geissele.
The Winchester Air Rifles Model 12 Pump BB Gun is a good "first gun" for any youth. Made to resemble Winchester’s classic shotgun, the Model 12 Pump BB Gun allows mentors to teach gun safety and marksmanship skills with a BB gun that looks just like Dad’s.
Federal is introducing its all-new Terminal Ascent. This new line of all-range ammunition will be on display in Booth No. 14551 at the 2019 SHOT Show, January 21-24 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The newest addition to Federal’s Hydra-Shok Deep lineup is the industry’s first expanding 380 Auto to consistently meet FBI protocol recommendations for penetration (12 inches minimum) through bare gel and through heavy clothing.
Taurus announced that the company's new G3 full-size polymer-frame pistol has received the 2019 Editor's Choice Award from On Target magazine.
Legacy Sports International’s CITADEL RSS1 receive the 2020 Shooting Illustrated Golden Bullseye “Shotgun of the Year“ award. The CITADEL RSS1 is made for home defense, recreational and 3-gun competition uses.

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. announced that the new Ruger-57 pistol received New Product Showcase Awards for Best New Handgun and overall Best New Shooting Sports Product at the Big Rock Sports National Outdoor Expo.
SIG SAUER, Inc. announced further expansion into the hunting category with #SIGHunting, to include a 2020 product line-up geared towards hunters, an expanded presence at SHOT Show 2020, and a preview of what’s to come with a video online.
Viridian Weapon Technologies will be exhibiting the FACT Duty Weapon-Mounted Camera at the 2020 Las Vegas Metro Police Department Range Day held on Monday, January 20. In 2019, over 800 police and military attended the event to learn about the latest gun accessories for law enforcement.

Otis announces its attendance at the 2020 SHOT show. Attendees are encouraged to stop by the booth and learn about Otis Technology’s gun cleaning supplies and accessories as well as its other brands as well - Shooter’s Choice and DRD Tactical.
DRD Tactical, maker of quick take down rifles, announced its participation at the 2020 SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range. Buyers and media personnel will have an opportunity to try a select assortment of DRD Tactical rifles including the KIVAARI, APTUS and PARATUS.
Anderson Manufacturing is pleased to announce that the company will be an official exhibitor at the SHOT Show. The Kentucky-based manufacturer has relocated and upgraded its booth to better accommodate its growing firearms dealer base.

AirForce Airguns and its sister companies R.A.W. Airguns, B.K.L. Technologies, and AirForce International will be attending the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s annual SHOT Show.
SK Ammunition will feature their complete .22 rimfire product line, including new SK Semi-Auto Rifle and Flat Nose Target ammunition, during the 2020 SHOT Show.
Hornady will more than double its footprint at this year’s SHOT Show, making more room for Hornady Security and moving its SnapSafe division from the lower level to the main booth.

Hogue Incorporated will be exhibiting at the 42nd Annual SHOT Show. The company will be displaying their new model HandALL Beavertail Grip Sleeves to fit GLOCK’s 43x/48 and SIG SAUER’s P365 XL -- and more.
FN America, LLC announced that the FN SCAR 20S long-range, precision rifle is now available in 6.5 Creedmoor. It accompanies new color options for the platform with the rifle now offered in a matte black finish as well as the company’s signature flat dark earth.
Springfield Armory’s XD-M Elite features the Match Enhanced Trigger Assembly, with flat-face trigger and integral overtravel stop. The gun is supplied with magazines holding up to 22 rounds of 9mm.

Legacy Sports International announces the availability of their NEW 2020 Product Catalog. The 2020 catalog includes Howa rifles, Pointer shotguns, Citadel handguns, along with Nikko Stirling Optics and more.
The Mag Life, the official online publication of GunMag Warehouse, announces Varg Freeborn has joined its stable of writers.
Media Lodge CEO Jeff Siegel, announces the promotion of Christen Everly to the newly created position of President.
Blackhawk announced that it will participate in a contract for the French Armament General Directorate to equip newly furnished Glock G17 Gen5 pistols with new T-Series L3D holsters.
Media Lodge announced a partnership with Auction Armory, who reaches millions through their social network, email list and firearms marketplace. Together, this partnership will provide video advertising products, email marketing, social media and commerce solutions to advertisers.
1791 Gunleather increased dealer assistance with the addition of RSR Group, Inc as a new distributor. RSR Group, Inc. is recognized for their commitment and contributions to the industry and its shooting programs.
Savage Arms announced a new addition to its shooting team. Veteran Precision Rifle Series shooter Scott Satterlee will join Savage, shooting production class with the 110 Elite Precision.
Springfield Armory is proud to announce its partnership with a well-established national firearms distributor, MGE Wholesale.
Outdoor Edge Cutlery Corp. filed a patent infringement complaint in Colorado Federal Court against American Outdoor Brands Corporation for a replaceable razor blade knife. The complaint asserts that one of the new knives American Outdoor Brands displayed for sale at the ATA Show in 2020 under the “Old Timer” brand infringes several Outdoor Edge patents.
McMillan® Fiberglass Stocks has developed the Z-1 stock designed to fit most Remington-type actions and most barrel contours with no factory or user modifications required. Stop by McMillan’s SHOT Show booth, #15545 this week to learn more.
For 2020 Riton Optics is introducing their Primal Series riflescopes, all new products focused specifically on the needs of the hunter.
CrossBreed Holsters announced the addition of the Micro Reckoning Holster to their product listing. CrossBreed is also offering Limited Edition Kydex options, changing monthly, on the Reckoning Holster.
DeSantis Gunhide introduced the Wild Hog Field and Range holster. The leather holster can be worn forward cant or cross draw, can be used by both left- and right-handed users, and will be available for SAA and DA revolvers and large autoloaders.
Meprolight has teamed up with Double Shoot to simplify and upgrade the zeroing process. Using the Mepro Foresight app, shooters can save up to 10 firearm profiles so the sight can be used with various firearms without the need to re-zero.
The DNR Ortonville, Pontiac Lake, Rose Lake and Sharonville shooting ranges will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday Monday, January 20, 2020.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of the official SIG SAUER 2020 Product Catalog online at the SIG website. Printed copies of the SIG SAUER 2020 catalog will be available at the SHOT Show.
Riton Optics invites each 2020 SHOT Show attendee to stop by booth #428. In addition to a showcase of the all new Riton Optics product line, the company is also hosting a series of interactive and social events in their booth including coffee from Filthy Pirate Coffee Company, and the opportunity to meet Leroy Petry, US Army Veteran and Medal of Honor Recipient. And there’s “Riton time for Beer” happy hour Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Warne is pleased to announce the introduction of its new line of mounts and bases, the Vapor line. The line includes 1" and 30mm rings in three heights, 2-piece Weaver-style bases for most popular rifles, and MSR mounts in both zero and 20 MOA.

Trijicon introduces the Credo and Credo HX series of riflescopes, designed to meet the demands of serious shooters and hunters. These riflescopes offer a range of reticle choices, focal plane options, and adjuster styles to meet any need.
Trijicon introduces the Huron series of riflescopes, designed for the North American deer hunter. The Huron series features four different variable power options.
The MidwayUSA Foundation is proud to announce it will continue a donation-matching program in 2020. All donations made to shooting teams with a MidwayUSA Foundation Team Endowment will receive a match.
The USCCA said that it’s overdue for the U.S. military to revisit its policy of keeping service members disarmed on military bases and recruiting centers as they released a new online poll showing overwhelming public support for reversing the policy.
The Scholastic Clay Target Program acknowledged the support from a local firearm manufacturer, Kolar Arms. Kolar, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of high-quality shotguns continues to support the SCTP with a donation of one of their finest shotguns.
Versacarry has announced the addition of a new holster to their line of Comfort Flex holsters. The Comfort Flex IWB holster provides outstanding comfort while securely holding the firearm in place.
Chattanooga Shooting Supplies has expanded its booth size for the 2020 SHOT Show. CSSI Exclusives, dealer programs, and package incentives will be available as well as an introduction to their cutting-edge technology. All new SHOT Show customers who complete the setup of a new account will be entered into a drawing to win a CSSI exclusive GLOCK Trump handgun.
See coverage of the NRA World Shoot from West Virginia with stages of fire from Sporting Clays, to 3-gun, to Bullseye, and Cowboy Action on Shooting USA.
Walther Arms, Inc., and Al MAR Knives have generously donated unique products to be auctioned to benefit youth shooting sports programs. All proceeds will go to the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance.

Today's feature is from our parent service, The Outdoor Wire.

This is not about breaking news. But it is information I find myself wishing I had passed on before SHOT Show gets underway for several of the past years. Since there are now hundreds of Corporate Members (rather than the dozens of years past), this is the most efficient delivery method I could come up with.

Twenty years ago, I promised never to send you anything except the Wires, and once again, that promise has painted me in a corner. We’ve never sold, shared, bartered or otherwise violated your trust by “monetizing” your email address, so I’m hoping you’ll bear with me here.

Today, we’re talking about things that will be different - and the same- for us during SHOT Show. Most of all, it’s advice how to make certain you get your information about SHOT out during SHOT.

The most important thing to remember remains the same: our deadlines. We’re talking Eastern time, not Las Vegas has no clocks time.

So, those of you who insist on sitting on your submissions until the very last minute might want to revisit that idea.

We had a record number of news items last year, and despite the fact we must be doing something right, not all the releases made it. Missing the deadline was the major factor.

In case you haven’t noticed the length of the wires every day since we began 2020, we’re on pace to blow right through those totals before SHOT 2020 (finally) concludes next week.

So if you’re going to send something, send it early. And “early” does not mean today with a release date of next Wednesday, January 22. Ideally, it would mean mid-morning Eastern time of the day prior to your ideal release day.

A little cooperation can save a lot of frustration -for everyone including your boss/client.

Since we’re on the subject of releases….remember that without your 2020 Corporate Membership number in the subject line, those releases have no chance of being included.

That’s mandatory, not an optional thing to include in the subject line.

And 3 meg images accompanied by 2 meg logo are also fast-tracks to disappointment.

We’re not printing billboards, we’re distributing web-resolution information. Your images and/or logos should each be under 1 meg. And they should be JPGs, nothing else. And not embedded in your very pretty ready-for-print PDF documents. PDFs are a no-go.

So here are the quick notes for submissions: 1) Early beats late, 2) 2020 Corporate Membership Numbers in the subject line, 3) JPG images, 4) no PDFs or charts (slipped one in to see if you were paying attention).

Regarding the actual editions next week:

We will be observing the Martin Luther King federal holiday on Monday. So, no wires -at all- on Monday. We’re encouraging everyone who has the holiday off to get outside. We’ll be outside at Media Day at the Range, so don’t think we’re going to be hanging around doing nothing.

Beginning Tuesday, January 21 and running through Monday, January 27, you will receive daily combined Special Editions of the Outdoor, Shooting, and Tactical Wires.

Our other services will distribute as normal, but you will get a single Outdoor Wire next week rather than separate Outdoor, Shooting and Tactical Wires.

We will have a special SHOT Show wrap-up edition on Monday, January 27.

On Tuesday, January 28, we will go back to our normal schedule.

We’re optimistic that it includes sleep. Next week is going to be busy - but you’re going to see the news and information on some really awesome new products in virtually every category.

All part of another 20-year old promise: we’ll keep you posted.

—Jim Shepherd

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