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News | Friday, October 19, 2018

FN 509 Training Pistol

FN America, LLC is pleased to announce the release of an FN 509 Training Pistol, an inert pistol that provides law enforcement agencies and instructors a completely safe way to demonstrate the pistol’s functionality in a classroom or range setting.

Team SIG Captain Max Michel Wins at the 2018 Oilfield Classic

SIG SAUER, Inc. congratulates Team SIG Captain Max Michel for his performance at the 2018 Oilfield Classic held October 4th – 6th. Michel claimed another first place victory for the 2018 competitive shooting season in the Carry-Optics Division in addition to earning the “Overall Champion” award for the match.

SCTP, CZ USA, Wingshooting USA Announces Winners of “NexGen” Contest

The Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) in conjunction with CZ USA and Wingshooting USA TV announce the winners of the “NexGen” contest: Lilly Herr from the Toledo Trap and Skeet Swamp Rats out of Toledo, Ohio, and Hunter Vaughn of the Rocky Knollers of Greenwood, South Carolina.

Galco's DAO Revolver Holster

The Dual Action Outdoorsman holster is great for field carry whether hunting or for peace of mind in bear country. It can be worn strong side or crossdraw and employs a retention strap for security.

Team Beretta Ladies Excel

Team Beretta shooters recently achieved podium honors in 7 different events during two regional competitions. Desirae Edmunds and Zachary Kienbaum attended the 2018 Southeast Regional competition and Team Beretta captain Diane Sorantino attended the 2018 Delaware River Classic and Kolar Cup.

DeSantis Gunhide Holsters for GLOCK 45

DeSantis Gunhide introduces 29 holster fits for the GLOCK 45. These include the #001 Thumb Break Scabbard, the #002 Speed Scabbard and New York Undercover, among many more.

Firefield To Exhibit at Great American Outdoor Show

Firefield will be attending the Great American Outdoor Show, scheduled for February 2 – 10, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Pro Ears Attending NASGW

Pro Ears, an Altus Brands, LLC company, is attending the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers conference in Pittsburgh, PA, this year. Pro Ears is also sponsoring the NASGW range day, providing Pro Ears ear muffs and shooting glasses, Weapon Rack bench rests, and pistol storage during the event.

Remington Custom Shop Now Offering Custom 700’s in Hornady’s New 300 PRC

Remington's custom shop is now offering the Model 700 Custom North American and the Model 700 Custom Sendero chambered in 300 PRC.

Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation Partners with NationalGunTrader

The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) and NationalGunTrader recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance the organizations’ shared interests of advancing opportunities for hunting, recreational shooting, and other outdoor recreation.

FN 509 Tactical wins 2018 nasgw-POMA Caliber Award for Handgun of the year

The FN 509® Tactical, released in July, has won the 2018 NASGW-POMA Caliber Award for Handgun of Year.

Leupold Wins 8th Straight NASGW Optics Manufacturer of the Year Award

For an eighth consecutive year, Leupold & Stevens, Inc., has again been recognized as the Optics Manufacturer of the Year by the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW). Leupold was presented with the award at the annual NASGW meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16 in Pittsburgh.

Century Arms Lawsuit Against XTech Tactical Dismissed

On October 1, 2018, Century Arms filed a Voluntary Dismissal Without Prejudice of their lawsuit brought against XTech Tactical, Judge Robin L. Rosenberg subsequently signed the order, closing the case.

NSSF Partners With Hunting Heritage Trust on Major New Grant Program

The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®)  has entered into a partnership with the Hunting Heritage Trust to create a first-of-its-kind million-dollar grant program in support of hunting and the shooting sports recruitment efforts. 

Hornady Plans Open House for New Facility

Hornady, a fixture of the Grand Island, Nebraska business community for nearly 70 years, will open a new chapter in its history with a public open house for its new Hornady “West” facility on Friday, October 26.

SCTP National Team Members Compete at USA Shooting Nationals

Packing guns and homework, ten members of the SCTP National Team made their way to Colorado Springs last week for USA Shooting’s 2018 National Championships. Meredith Bernau, Heather Broski, Emilio Carvalho, Monica Dale, Peter Meola, Jack Olsen, and Matt Wells were on the ground first for the International Trap championships.

Remington Adds 6mm Creedmoor to Premier Match Ammunition

Remington Arms Company announces a new load to the Premier Match Ammunition line: 6mm Creedmoor. The bullet is the venerable Barnes Match Burner Open Tip Match BT.

Beretta Introduces “Beretta Challenge” for 2018 NSCA National Championship

Beretta introduces the new ‘Beretta Challenge’ competition at the upcoming 2018 NSCA Nationals in San Antonio, Texas. Reinventing the Super Sporting event sponsored by Beretta in previous years, this inaugural competition is the result of a collaboration with our senior Team Beretta shooters and the NSCA executive staff.

DeSantis Gunhide Introduces 29 New Holster Fits for the Glock 45

From their Thumb Break Scabbard to the Model 111 Pocket Tuk, DeSantis Gunhide now has twenty nine holster fits for the Glock 45.

Hornady Announces New Products for 2019

Hornady Manufacturing, a leader in bullet and ammunition technology, is proud to announce a comprehensive lineup of new and technologically advanced products for 2019, the company’s 70th year in business.

Clenzoil Partners with Victory Outdoors Online Film Series

Clenzoil, the leading and most trusted manufacturer of cleaning and maintenance products for the firearms and marine industries is pleased to announce its partnership with Victory Outdoors.

Spirit of Hope Award This Week on Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk

It’s the latest recipient of the Spirit of Hope Award, a new TV show about building historical weapons, hunting rifles, and more, this Sunday on Tom Gresham's Gun Talk®, the original nationally-syndicated talk show about guns and the shooting sports.

HK VP9-B Announced

Heckler & Koch announces the VP9-B pistol. It offers a new US-style reversible push button and utilizes the same magazines as the other VP9 Series guns.

Annual International Sniper Competition

Barrett is honored to be part of the competition that will identify the best sniper team from a wide range of agencies and organizations that includes the U.S. Military, International Militaries, and Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement.

Pope & Young Club Continues Support For Scholastic 3-D Archery (S3DA)

The Pope & Young Club is proud to announce a continuing relationship with Scholastic 3D Archery. In addition to participating in S3DA events, students learn about fair chase, ethical bowhunting and the role of hunters in wildlife conservation.


Numerous National Records Set During 2018 National Matches Games Events

Mark Stout set records in both the Garand and Carbine matches.

Editor's Note: Today's feature arrives courtesy of the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

CAMP PERRY, Ohio – A pack of record-setters emerged during the 2018 National Matches Games events in August. The John C. Garand Match alone saw new overall, junior and senior records, while the Vintage Military Match also established new scores in the junior and senior categories.

The Games are facilitated by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) and feature a variety of vintage and modern military rifle competitions. Read ahead to learn more about the noteworthy performances of each 2018 National Matches Games event.

John C. Garand:

Brad Diehl, 42, of Corunna, IN, earned the top spot and a new National Record in the National John C. Garand Match, with a score of 294-9x. Also firing a new National Record was Mark Stout II, 20, of Waterford, MI, with a High Junior score of 292-10x. The score was enough to earn him third place overall in the match. As if that wasn’t enough, Danny Gray, 69, of Manassas, VA, set a new High Senior record of 293-7x and received the runner-up spot behind Diehl.

Modern Military:

In the Modern Military event, CPT William Richardson, 28, of Wilsonville, AL, fired a score of 298-12x for the overall win – cleaning the first two stages and dropping only two points in the slow-fire standing portion. High Junior of the match was Collin Williams, 20, of Granby, MA, while Larry Stonecipher, 66, of Ada, OK, took home the High Senior honor.


Leading the Springfield Match was Farrell Porter, 52, of Pontiac, IL, with a score of 292-10x. High Junior of the event was Mark Stout II, who was also received the title in the Garand, Carbine and Springfield M1A events. High Senior was Greg Hill, 62, of Valley City, OH, as CPO Franco Scarpino nabbed the High Garand Senior honor. Scarpino was also High Garand Senior of the Modern Military and Garand matches.

Vintage Military:

Matthew Slocum, 37, of Springfield, PA, fired the overall score of 290-9x in the Vintage Military event – just four points shy of the National Record set at last year’s National Matches. Making the record board was Dustin Carr, 17, of San Diego, CA, with High Junior score of 283-7x, and Larry Stonecipher, of Ada, OK, who fired a score of 289-7x for the High Senior record and a third place finish overall.

3-Gun and 4-Gun Aggregate:

Earning the 3-Gun Aggregate award for combined Springfield, Vintage Military and Garand matches was Sean Leighton, 55, of Enola, PA, with a score of 857-19x. Leighton beat out 4-Gun Award winner Brian Williams, 44, of Granby, MA, by just one point. Williams also won the 4-Gun Agg. at the 2017 National Matches, when he set a new Vintage Military record that had stood since 2010. He bettered his winning score in the 4-Gun event this year by 87 points, with an overall score of 1146-25x.

Vintage Sniper:

Winning the Manual Vintage Sniper event was Hard Leg 6 (Terrence McCoy and Joseph McDonald, with a score of 393-16x. The semi-auto team of father/son duo John Mitchell and John Mitchell (Owasippe Scouts) pulled out the win in the class by only two x’s, with a score of 368-8x. The pair also won the semi-auto class during last year’s Vintage Sniper competition.

M1 Carbine:

Winning the National Carbine event was Daniel Fiora, 64, of Charleston, WV, with a score of 369-6x. Fiora bested last year’s winner and current Carbine National Record holder Mark Stout of Waterford, MI, by x-count. Following close behind in third place was Stout’s son, Mark Stout II, with a new National Record score of 368-6x. With his score, the young Stout claimed the High Junior honor for the third year. High Senior of the event was George Brennan, 75, of Baldwin, MD, who landed in fourth place overall.

Rimfire Sporter:

The National Rimfire Sporter match fired on Sunday, July 22, with a total of 273 entries throughout the day. The match is meant to be an introduction to competition shooting, gathering both adults and juniors on the firing line with an engaging Course of Fire from 50 and 25 yards, using .22 rifles. Three separate classes of rifle are held during the event, including the O-Class (open-sighted rifles), T-Class (telescopic rifles) and Tactical.

Winning the O-Class was CSM Steven Slee, 54, of the U.S. Army Reserve, with a score of 588. Slee is the current National Record holder in the class, with a score of 594-23x he set back in 2016. He cleared the win by more than 10 points above second place finisher Sam Payne, 19, of Kingston, GA, who earned the High Junior title for the fourth straight year.

Thomas Dean, 64, of Perry, MI, landed in third place in the class and received the title of High Senior. Marissa Bensch, 18, of Stillwater, OK, was the High 4-H competitor of the class and fired a score of 572 to earn the fourth place spot overall. High Woman of the class was Amy Trombley, 53, of Canton, MI, for the second consecutive year.

In the T-Class, Larry Kindell, 58, of Tawas City, MI, and Sam Payne were both named the overall winners after firing tie scores of 593. Payne is the current National Record holder in the class with his score of 599-46x. Corissa Cornkite, 16, of Clyde, NC, earned the High Junior distinction, while Roger Burdick, 62, of Conneaut, OH, was High Senior. High Woman of the class was Jean Redicker, 54, of Vallonia, IN, as Rachel Slizewski, 17, of Commerce, GA, was named the High 4-H Junior competitor.

David Zwingman, 48, of Saginaw, MI, and Peter Yarbro, 43, of Mishawaka, IN, also received joint overall wins in the Tactical Class after firing tie scores of 588. High Junior of the Tactical class was Davis Sodders, 19, of Baltimore, OH, as Frank Holtzhauer, 69, of Columbus, OH, earned the Senior title. Miki Marciniak, 61, of Macomb, MI, was High Woman of the event.

For a complete list of results, click here.

Photos of all of the National Matches events can be found on the CMP Zenfolio page:

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By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer

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