The National Rifle Association’s American Rifleman magazine awarded Federal Ammunition’s Terminal Ascent with the Golden Bullseye Award for 2021 Ammunition Product of the Year.
Gold Tip is celebrating recent team wins, including taking home two golds at the IBO World Championship, and gold at the USA Archery Target Nationals and U.S. Open. In addition, the Triple Crown awards for all three IBO Men’s Pro classes were won by Gold Tip Shooters this year.
Sparta was simply spectacular this year for several of Federal’s sponsored shooters who claimed dozens of awards during the 11-day event.

Fired throughout the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) National Matches in July and August, the National Air Gun events welcomed over 640 air rifle and air pistol entries, fired by competitors of all ages from around the country.
Team SK member, Erich Mietenkorte, scored an overall aggregate of 196 x 240 to secure the High-Power Silhouette Two-Gun National Championship. Mietenkorte scored first place in High-Power Standard rifle with a score of 100 x 120.
The CMP’s National Long Range events at Camp Perry saw over 700 individual entries throughout the five-day series, which ran from Aug. 10-14. Along with Long Range Rifle competition, the matches featured Service Rifle, Palma Rifle, Match Rifle and, for the first time, F-Class categories.

Team Zero/Lapua’s Dave Lange won the individual .22 National Championship title at the CMP National Pistol Championships last month. Just days later, he won silver in the individual and gold in the two-man .22 and .45 during the NRA National Precision Pistol Championships. Lange competes using Lapua Center-X rimfire ammunition.
Escort's Dynamax Semi-Auto Shotgun is outfitted with Escort's patented Hybrid Cycling System. It will cycle light loads like a traditional gas system but uses much less gas. As a result, recoil is reduced, and the cycle rate is faster and more efficient.
King’s Camo has chosen TWN Industries to develop their all-new King’s Camo XK7 hydrographic film.

Advanced Armament Corporation, known as “The Silent Authority” and the pioneering leader in firearm sound suppression since 1994, has announced a major organizational relaunch and restructure of this trusted suppressor brand.
Browning, located in scenic Mountain Green, Utah, is searching for a Digital Content Manager in the Sales & Marketing Division.
Olin Winchester, LLC, a division of Olin Corporation, is actively seeking 20 Territory Sales Reps/Managers, located in various locations across the U.S. Winchester's principal manufacturing facilities produce and distribute sporting ammunition, law enforcement ammunition, reloading components, small caliber military ammunition and components, and industrial cartridges.
The new P-10 F Competition-Ready offers all of the popular striker-fired pistol line’s features in an enhanced, competition-ready package.
MDT announced the addition of the Tikka XM Bottom Metal to their lineup of precision rifle accessories. The Tikka XM Bottom Metals are manufactured from high-strength steel and install onto your Tikka CTR, UPR, or Artic stock, allowing the use of medium-length (XM) box magazines.
Beretta USA announces the launch of their new and enhanced Beretta 1301 Tactical, the latest iteration of Beretta’s premier law enforcement and home-defense semi-automatic shotgun series.

Outdoor Edge, a manufacturer of knives and tools for all things outdoors, is pleased to announce the launch of the newly designed website.The page offers a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality.
The X-Vision Optics Night Vision Rangefinder is a rangefinding monocular that combines the technology of rangefinding, night vision, and magnification all into one device.
Pulsar reveals its latest high-tech innovation – the Trionyx Multispectral Binoculars. These binoculars combine imaging technologies in a single unit to provide users with a seamless transition between thermal and digital night vision.

MidwayUSA Foundation announced the payout of over $2.23 million in cash grants to 612 youth shooting teams. Those receiving teams make up approximately 27,000 youth shooting athletes across the country.
The Armory Life Giveaway electrifies its second week with an all-new prize package – over $17,000 in guns and gear will be awarded to winners this September.
The Nov. issue of GUNS Magazine features the Rock Island Armory STK100, a striker fired, double-stack 9mm pistol with a “clamshell” frame of CNC-machined aluminum alloy.
Industry Day at the Range is pleased to announce that Palmetto State Armory will be the exclusive On-Ground Staff Transportation Sponsor at the 2022 range day event.
Industry Day at the Range is proud to partner with HOIST® Hydration for the 2022 event. HOIST® is set to appear as the Official Hydration Powder Sponsor of Industry Day at the Range.
You didn't see this one coming: Smith & Wesson M&P 12 pump shotgun. See it and check out lead-free .223 from DoubleTap Ammunition, on this week’s edition of Guns & Gear.
Shooting USA is at the Universal Shooting Academy ranges to cover the Florida State IDPA Championships. Plus, the story of the AK that is one of History’s Guns.
The U.S. Concealed Carry Association released the 2021 Texas Permitless Carry Guide to encourage Texas gun owners to make safety and training a priority with the inception of H.B. 1927.

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Online ammo sales: Seen with Federal Premium and affiliated lines, now it’s NORMA ammunition’s official online store, They announced that they offer ammunition “in stock, ready to ship.” The announcement notes “Whether you need ammunition for target practice, hunting purposes or defensive measures, there is plenty of ammo for sale at Norma Shooting.”

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The outdoor social media and gear platform GoWild is rewarding members for shared content and purchases. Their release says that members who create an account on GoWild will unlock their first reward of $10 to spend on GoWild’s ecommerce platform. “As members share their trophies, outdoor trips, and leave reviews on gear, they’ll get points on their profile. The more points you have, the more you can unlock.”

Screenshot from Blue Force Gear website.

Blue Force Gear, noted tactical equipment maker, has “pioneered technological innovations that have revolutionized load carriage and weapon carrying establishing the world's standard in weapon slings and the world's lightest, MOLLE compatible load carriage.” Not satisfied with that, they now have an “Articles” section that explains best use of their gear – with a compelling section on medical. It’s worth looking at.

Screenshot from Armscor/RIA website.

Last June, Rock Island Armory added a striker fired pistol to their offerings. The STK100 is a 9mm, 17-shot, aluminum framed striker-fired pistol with a grip angle like a 1911. Like a good many defense-pistol offerings, it features an optics-ready slide. The gun has apparently been getting some traction in social media, and could be for you if you like a “point-and-click interface” that weighs in at around 29 oz. But metal-framed-plastic-style guns have been moving into the market recently and it’s great to have options. RIA’s 1911 recently got a boost in Joe Chambers’ “1911 University” series too. It’s worth searching for.

The New England CMP Games & CMP HP Rifle Matches, sponsored by the Civilian Marksmanship Program and hosted by Vermont State Rifle & Pistol Association, will be held in September at Camp Ethan Allen, Vermont. Clinics, rifle and pistol matches will be held throughout the week (Sept. 19-26, 2021).

new snub revolver model …? I just saw a post on social media about a purported sub-1-pound alloy-frame, six-shot revolver that’s forthcoming. Not sure if it’s real or not, but – properly designed and fabricated – it would be a great addition to defensive firearms. We’ll see if it materializes.

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SureFire, LLC reports the introduction of the Micro Scout Light Pro. Measuring less than 4 inches in length and weighing a mere 2.1 ounces, the Micro Scout Light Pro is ideal for guns with limited rail space and where concealability is critical. The recoil-resisting LED creates 300 lumens from a single rechargeable AAA battery for 1.25 hours of “constant on.”

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 TRUE Knives releases their SmartKnife+. It’s a small pocket knife built to add some additional capabilities. This knife houses a bottle opener, a .25” bit driver with a Phillips bit included in the magnetic bit storage, three flat head screwdrivers, 6mm-14mm wrenches, wire strippers, a pry bar, a 2” inch ruler, and a 5cm ruler. All of this is housed in the high-grade stainless-steel frame.

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Israel Weapon Industries announced the additional procurement of the Micro-TAVOR assault rifle by the IDF, to be in service by infantry units. The release stated that “(t)he decision was made as part of the IDF's complete annual plan, taking under consideration significant parameters such as adaptation to the forces' missions in the modern battlefield, compliance between acting duty forces and reserve and more.”

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