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News | Friday, April 28, 2017

2017 Core Rifle Systems Great American Giveaway Launches at NRA Atlanta

CORE Rifle Systems invites NRA Annual Meetings attendees to visit Booth 4858 and get a first look at the unique rifles that make up this year's "Great American Giveaway".

Springfield Armory Introduces New XD-E Pistol

Springfield Armory is pleased to announce its all-new patent-pending hammer-fired, single-stack, 9mm compact pistol, the XDE. The XDE has a Low-Effort-Slide that requires 27% less racking effort when compared to leading semi-automatic pistols.

Meopta Optics Available in the EuroOptic Booth at the NRAAM

Meopta's riflescopes, binoculars and spotting scopes will be available for sale in the EuroOptic booth (# 916) at the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta this weekend.

Remington Model 870 Tac-14

Remington Arms Company, LLC. announced the Model 870 is now available in a Non NFA 14-inch barrel configuration – the Model 870 Tac-14. It features a Shockwave Raptor pistol grip, Magpul M-Lok fore-end and a 14-inch cylinder bore barrel with bead sight.

FN Booth Schedule at NRA

FN is pleased to announce the celebrity appearances and performances taking place at the company's booth during the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings, held April 28-30, 2017, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Blue Force Gear To Host Larry Vickers During NRA Show

Blue Force Gear® will host Larry Vickers at its booth during this year's National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meeting, scheduled for April 27 - 30 in Atlanta. Vickers will be present at the booth on Friday and Saturday from 2pm to 3pm, to answer questions, sign autographs, and take pictures.

Benelli Expands 828U Line with Left-Handed and Compact Versions

Benelli's acclaimed line of 828U over-and-under shotguns has been expanded to include left-handed and compact models .The new 828U Left-Hand features a reverse-contoured lever which allows left-handed shooters to quickly and easily open the action with their strong hand. Additionally, this left-handed version comes with the cast of the shotgun already adjusted for left-handed shooters.

Meprolight MicroRDS

Meprolight will be accepting orders for it's new MicroRDS kit. It is designed for pistols and as a CQB secondary sight on rifles. A special offer on pre-orders during the NRA Annual Meeting will be available.

Davidson's Continues Its Support for the NRA

Davidson's is sponsoring the NRA Country Saturday Night Concert during the annual NRA meeting in Atlanta, GA. During the concert, Gallery of Guns TV host Anne Marie Rhodes will help kick off the Ultimate Great Gun Giveaway.

Franchi Redesigns Affinity Line

The redesigned Franchi Affinity line of Inertia-Driven semi-auto shotguns includes the Affinity 3, available in both 12 and 20 gauge and chambered for 2-3/4 and 3-inch shells, as well as the Affinity 3.5, a 12-gauge shotgun chambered for shells up to 3-1/2 inches in length. Like all Franchi shotguns, both the new Affinity 3 and Affinity 3.5 come with a best-in-class 7-year warranty.

SIG SAUER Introduces the JULIET4 Magnifier

The SIG SAUER® Electro-Optics Division is pleased to introduce the JULIET4 Magnifier as an exceptional add on to an already robust lineup of optics. The SIG JULIET4 4X Magnifier expands the capabilities of SIG's ROMEO Red Dot lineup to new lengths.

AirForce Airguns Offers Big Bore Airgun Ammunition.

AirForce Airguns has announced that it will be offering ammunition for its industry leading Texan and TexanSS big bore air rifles. The ammunition will be available for all AirForce dealers. The ammunition is manufactured by Hunters' Supply to the specifications set by AirForce.

Colt Congratulates Team Colt Shooter Mark Redl

Colt congratulates Team Colt shooter, Colt Product Manager, and head of the Colt Custom Shop, Mark Redl, on yet another excellent performance at the USPSA Area 6 Championship. Redl placed second and ranked High Senior in Limited 10 Division in this elite competition.

DoubleStar Debuts Four New Products at NRA

DoubleStar Corp will be debuting four new products at the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings. These new products include the ARFX V2, the Big Timber Brake, the C39 Receiver Block and the C39 V2 Receiver Block.

SSSF Wishes Farewell to Tammy Mowry Seeks New National Director for SASP

Tammy Mowry, Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) national director will be stepping down from her position with the SASP effective May 5th, 2017.

MidwayUSA Foundation Announces New Incentive to AWARD $30,000 to Youth Shooting Teams

The MidwayUSA Foundation is excited to announce a new incentive for the youth shooting teams in their Team Endowment Program. The Online Recurring Gift Incentive will run from May 1 to August 31 and the three shooting teams with the most online recurring gift dollars in that time will each receive $10,000 in endowment funds.

ZEISS Conquest V6 Riflescope

Carl Zeiss Sports Optics announces the Conquest V6 riflescope line. This line features a superior 6x variable magnification range, new ballistic lockable turrets and new ballistic reticles ZBR & ZMOA in a compact SuperZoom 30mm riflescope.

Remington Performance Wheelgun Ammunition

Remington Arms announced a new line of ammunition designed for competitive and target shooting from revolvers – Remington Performance Wheelgun. The new loads will be available in traditional revolver and lever gun bullet styles and traditional revolver calibers.

Crimson Trace Laserguard Pros for Glocks

Crimson Trace announces the latest additions to the Laserguard Pro laser sight and white light models – for full-size, compact and sub-compact Glock pistols.

Giveaways and Musical Performance Highlight Franchi's Appearance at NRA

Franchi will celebrate the unveiling with multiple gun giveaways, in-booth appearances by pro staffers and a live concert at the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits.

Remington Sportsman Hi-Speed Steel Loads in 20 Gauge

Remington Arms Company, LLC. is pleased to announce that its high velocity, high value line of Sportsman Hi-Speed Steel line of shotshells now includes two new 20 gauge loads.

Remington Introduces HTP Copper Rifle Ammunition

Remington Arms Company, LLC. announced its newest line of High Terminal Performance ammunition designed especially for hunters– HTP Copper. The new loads feature Barnes TSX bullets.

Registration Open for Upcoming GSM Rifle Matches

Register now for your chance to fire in one of the Civilian Marksmanship Program's Garand-Springfield-Modern/Vintage Military matches being held on the enhanced Petrarca Range at Camp Perry in May, June and November.

Barnes Bullets VOR-TX LR Long Range Ammunition

Barnes Bullets, LLC proudly announces its newest line of premium ammunition – VOR-TX LR. The specially engineered LRX bullets loaded in VOR-TX LR are optimized specifically for the cartridge.

TROY NRA Show Specials

TROY offers a number of show specials at the NRA Annual Meetings. These include a promo code for 20% off at their website, adding TROY BattleMags to your order for free shipping, and more.

Hogue Carry Holsters

Hogue Incorporated announces the expansion of their line of automatic retention carry holsters to include seven new gun fits to meet consumer demand. There are uniquely designed models to fit the Ruger American, the Glock 43, the CZ P-10 Compact, the SIG Sauer P320, and more.

CrossBreed Announces Founder's Series

CrossBreed Holsters introduces their new Founder's Series holsters and belts. The Founder's Series was developed to commemorate the legacy of CrossBreed's founder, Mark Craighead.

CrossBreed Holsters for Springfield XDe

CrossBreed Holsters announces the availability of holsters for the newly released Springfield Armory XDe pistol. Through their close relationship with Springfield Armory, CrossBreed was able to procure the needed molds before the new gun's release, allowing the customer the opportunity to find their perfect holster immediately for the XDe.

Rock River Arms at NRA

Rock River Arms, Inc. will display this weekend at the annual NRA Show in Atlanta, GA. Rock River Arms will debut over a dozen new products from the BTB .223 carbine up to multi-caliber billet rifles.


MidwayUSA is pleased to announce TANDEMKROSS as one of the latest additions to their offering of Gun Parts and Accessories. TANDEMKROSS is an aftermarket firearm accessories company that manufactures upgrades and improvements for popular firearms including the Ruger MKIV and 22/45, and many others.

Bushnell Announces New Optics Line at NRA

Bushnell announces a new line of performance-driven optics for modern hunters and shooters. The new Engage riflescopes and binoculars represent the latest evolution in Bushnell optics.

RealAvid Exhibits at NRA

Real Avid will be showcasing items in booth 4662 at the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits. Real Avid will be showing the Bore Boss, the first self-storing, easy-feeding, clean-pulling, field-ready, hassle-free bore cleaner.

Butler Creek ASAP Magazine Loaders at NRA

Butler Creek announces that the new ASAP Magazine loaders are now available. Come see them and learn why "Shooting USA" host John Scoutten has chosen these loaders as his go-to option at the Vista Outdoor booth (#2542) during the 2017 NRA Meetings and Exhibits.

National Rifle Association Launches NRA Carry Guard

The National Rifle Association of America announced the launch of NRA Carry Guard, a program created to provide comprehensive insurance and legal coverage, as well as training for those who carry a gun. NRA Carry Guard is the only membership program for self-defense insurance and training developed and supported by the National Rifle Association.

GPO, USA Introduces Custom Turrets With Entry-Priced Scopes

GPO, USA, the industry's newest premium optics company, introduces ballistically calibrated elevation turrets as a free accessory with select models of its PASSION™ 3X riflescope portfolio.

Gold Tip and Bee Stinger Pro Levi Morgan Wins ASA Pro/Am in Texas

While Gold Tip and Bee Stinger pro shooter Levi Morgan dominated competition at the Archery Shooters Association (ASA) Pro/Am in Paris, Texas this month, Gold Tip and Bee Stinger Shooters won the Known-Distance Pro Division and also claimed multiple top-five finishes in the Women's Pro and Senior Pro Divisions.

Lansky Becomes Title Sponsor of the Kids & Clays Foundation

Lansky, the most recognized name in knife sharpening worldwide, has become the 2017 Title Sponsor of the Kids & Clays Foundation supporting their nationwide series of sporting clay events.

Potterfields Donate Over $530,000 to Support Youth Shooting Sports

Larry and Brenda Potterfield, owners of MidwayUSA, recently donated $530,470 to the MidwayUSA Foundation to benefit youth shooting sports. A large portion of the donation stems from a 2017 matching program administered by the MidwayUSA Foundation.

Live from the NRA Show - This Week on Tom Gresham's Gun Talk

Tom Gresham's Gun Talk broadcasts live from the NRA Annual Meetings in Atlanta, GA, this Sunday, April 30th, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Eastern at the FN America booth, #2429. All attendees are encouraged to stop by the booth to "watch" the radio show.

Aimpoint Celebrity Booth Appearances at the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

Aimpoint is proud to announce five celebrity guest appearances in their booth at the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Atlanta, GA, April 28-30.

Benelli to Release Limited Edition M1014

Benelli announces the availability of a limited number of its famed M1014 shotguns, which will be available through authorized Benelli retailers beginning in June 2017.

Girard Joins Benelli USA as Vice President of Sales

Benelli USA announces the hiring of Rob Girard as the company's Vice President of Sales, effective April 17.

Team Safariland to Appear at NRA Show Booth #2142

Team Safariland members including Rob Leatham, Julie Golob, Maggie Reese, Doug Koenig, Bobby McGee, Robert Vogel and Team Bianchi Kenda Lenseigne will be available for meet and greets at this year's National Rifle Association Annual Meetings & Exhibits, April 27-30 in Atlanta, Georgia, booth #2142.

Leupold VX-3i Awarded Golden Bullseye

Leupold & Stevens, Inc. has received the coveted Golden Bullseye award from the editors of the National Rifle Association's American Hunter magazine for the industry-changing VX-3i riflescope, featuring the Twilight Max Light Management System.

Honor Defense Exhibits at NRA Annual Meetings

Honor Defense, maker of Honor Guard 9mm pistols, will be attending the National Rifle Association's Annual Meetings & Exhibits at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, April 27-30.

Buck Knives 119 Special Custom

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the historic 119 Special, Buck Knives is pleased to offer many customizable options. The 119 Special will feature many choices, pommel and guard selections as well as the added option of blade engraving.

2A Arms to Sponsor Northwest Rimfire Challenge

2A Arms announced they will be sponsoring the Northwest Championship Rimfire Challenge. The fifth-annual July 28- 29th event will bring both professional and novice shooters together for two days of challenging, yet fun shooting matches.

Vertx Welcomes Dave Benton to NRA Booth

Vertx is proud to announce that Benghazi hero Dave "DB" Benton will be in attendance at the Vertx booth #1856 during the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia.

Taurus USA Introduces their New T4SA

Taurus USA announces their new Taurus T4SA at the NRA Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia. The Taurus T4SA is a lightweight gas-impingement 5.56mm semi-automatic carbine that boasts superior reliability and durability.

Benelli Bringing Super Black Eagle 3 to NRA Annual Meetings

Benelli will highlight its recently introduced Super Black Eagle 3 along with showcasing the rest its acclaimed shotgun line during the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits, which run April 27-30 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Walker's NRA Celebrity Appearances

Walker's will attend the annual NRA Show April 27th to the 30th in Atlanta, GA and will host several well-known industry celebrities at their booth #2213. Those individuals include Doug Koenig, Eva Shockey, Fred Eichler, Jessie Duff and Corinne Mosher.

ELEY Presents Jessie Duff at NRA

ELEY sponsored athlete Jessie Duff will be appearing at the ELEY booth during the NRA Annual Meeting. Stop by the ELEY booth, number 4254, to meet Jessie Duff Saturday 3pm to 4pm, where she will be signing autographs and greeting fans.

ZEISS Introduces new Victory Pocket Binoculars

Carl Zeiss Sports Optics is pleased to announce the launch of the new Victory Pocket binoculars. Offered in 8x25 and 10x25 models, the new Victory Pocket binoculars are the perfect companion for premium and luxury vacations, cruises, tours, concerts, car races or outdoor sporting events.

DoubleStar Introduces ARC 300 Rifle at NRA

DoubleStar Corp. will be unveiling its new ARC 300 rifle at the 2017 NRA Annual Meeting and Expo. DoubleStar will be at Booth #1110.

Taurus USA Donates 20 T4SA Carbines for the NRA Wall of Guns

Taurus USA will donate 20 T4SA carbines that will be displayed on the NRA's Wall of Guns. While the new T4SA is making its first appearance at the NRA show, 20 lucky show attendees purchasing raffle tickets for the Wall of Guns will walk away winners of the newest Taurus carbine.

STI HEX Tactical 3.0

The new HEX Tactical 3.0 Pistol offers the same function of the popular HEX Tactical 4.0 and 5.0 versions in a shorter, lighter package. STI removed the tactical rail on the HEX Tactical 3.0 to cut down on weight and width and made the frame out of aluminum.

Burris & Steiner Hire Hennig as Director of Marketing

Burris and Steiner Optics announce the hiring of Ryan Hennig as Director of Marketing. Hennig will be in charge of developing the marketing and communications strategies for the Burris and Steiner USA brands.

Gun Digest Books Presents Massaro's Big Book of Ballistics

In Big Book of Ballistics, from Gun Digest Books, author Phil Massaro takes on the daunting task of explaining the physics of firearms and ammunition.

Leupold Handheld LTO-Quest

Leupold & Stevens, Inc. introduces the latest in its line of Leupold Thermal Optics, the LTO-Quest. This pocket-sized thermal optic helps hunters find downed game, track blood trails and increase situational awareness.

Fobus Holster Exhibiting at the 2017 NRA Show

Fobus Holsters and Mag Pouches will be exhibiting at the National Rifle Association's Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia, April 27 – 30, 2017. At booth # 4751, Fobus will have available an array of holsters and mag pouches with show-only deep discounts.

Steyr Arms Rimfire Scout Unveiled at NRA

The Steyr Scout RFR, a rifle that emulates the look and feel of the original Steyr Scout Rifle in a rimfire chambering, will make its official debut to the American public in the Steyr Arms booth (#3258) at the NRA Annual Meetings.

Meprolight at NRA Annual Meeting

Meprolight will be at booth 1119 at the NRA Annual Meetings. Aside from showing current products, Meprolight will also hold an exciting product drawing on the first two days of the show giving away great Meprolight optics and night sights to six lucky winners.

Colt Announces In-Booth Signings at NRA

Colt is pleased to announce the in-booth signing schedule for the 2017 NRA Annual Meeting, held this year in Atlanta, Georgia, April 28-30. Colt will be in booth #2830, and feature signings from Team Colt, Colt Combat Unit, and Larry Vickers.

Tactical Solutions Ambidextrous X Ring Rifle to Debut at NRA

Tactical Solutions introduces the first ambidextrous charging X Ring receiver and will show it at the NRA Annual Meetings. The rifle can be used by both right and left handed shooters and TacSol's innovative design allows shooters to charge the rifle while maintaining their firing grip.

FAB Defense at NRA Annual Meeting

Visit FAB Defense in booth #1119 while at the NRA's Annual Meeting and see the latest in weapon accessories including the 43-10 mag extension for the Glock 43.

Bushnell and Hoppe's Pro Maggie Reese Wins USPSA MultiGun National

Team Bushnell Tactical Shooter and Hoppe's Pro Maggie Reese took home the 2017 Ladies National Champion in Open Division at the U.S. Practical Shooting Association MultiGun Nationals in Boulder City, Nevada. It was her fourth Ladies National Champion Title, following wins in 2009, 2010 and 2015.

HIVIZ Giveaway & Pro Shooters at NRA Show

Make HIVIZ your first stop at the NRA Show in Atlanta this weekend and you could win a range bag full of gear valued at more than $750 -and meet a selection of the industry's top shooters signing autographs.

MAKO Group Attending NRAAM

The Mako Group is excited to be attending the NRA Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Stop by booth #1119 to see the latest in sights, electro-optics, and weapon accessories including buttstocks, rails, grips, bi-pods and other needed components for your pistols, AR's and AK's.

DeSantis Holds Book Signings at NRA

DeSantis Gunhide is proud to announce that Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown, USAR (Ret.) will attend the DeSantis Booth #3712 for the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits.He will be signing copies of his book, I Am Soldier of Fortune: Dancing with Devils.

Meet Jessie Duff at the Taurus USA Booth

Jessie Duff, Taurus Team Captain and one of the most decorated shooting champions in the world, will be making an appearance at the Taurus USA booth throughout the course of the NRA Annual Meetings.

TAURUS SPECTRUM Pistol at the NRA Show

Taurus USA will exhibit at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center with the recently released TAURUS SPECTRUM pistol.

Redding Adds New 6 mm Creedmoor Die Sets

Redding Reloading Equipment introduces new die sets in 6mm Creedmoor for 2017. They will be available in Type–S, Type-S Match and Competition series Die sets for the most demanding handloading enthusiasts.

Panteao Teams Up with Federal Premium Ammunition

Panteao is happy to announce Federal Premium Ammunition coming on board as the official ammunition sponsor for Panteao Productions.

NRA Wall of Guns to Include TriStar Arms' Shotguns

TriStar Arms has announced the donation of ten Cobra Mag Camo shotguns to the NRA Wall of Guns for this year's annual meeting in Atlanta, GA. Proceeds from fundraisers like the Wall of Guns go directly to preserving our fundamental rights.

Ruger Introduces 10/22 Takedown Integrally Suppressed Barrel

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. introduces the Silent-SR ISB for the 10/22 Takedown platform. The IIntegrally Suppressed Barrel is an exciting addition to the Ruger Silent-SR family that delivers quiet and accurate performance in a compact and truly user-serviceable package.


Record Crowd Fires in Rifle and Pistol Events During 2017 Oklahoma Games

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Civilian Marksmanship Program's (CMP) Oklahoma Travel Games again fired on the brushed ranges of Oklahoma City Gun Club April 5-9, 2017. This year, a group of 256 adult and junior participants competed in the competition-style rifle and pistol events – the highest in Oklahoma Games history.

New to the 2017 schedule was the Rimfire Sporter rifle match, where competitors fire .22 caliber rifles at distances of 50 and 25 yards. Winning the O-Class in the event was William Aten, 65, of Kingwood, TX, as Ashley Young, 26, of Dublin, GA, earned the top score in the T-Class. Hector Miro, finished first in the Tactical Class.

Winning the M16 Match, held at the conclusion of the Small Arms Firing School learning course, was junior Charisma Owen, 14, or Wichita Falls, TX, who fired an overall score of 377-9x. Owen had competed in the M16 match at the 2016 National Trophy Rifle Matches at Camp Perry, but her win in Oklahoma brought her four introductory EIC points toward her Distinguished Rifleman Badge.

Larry Stonecipher, 64, of Ada, OK, overtook the Rifle EIC Match with a score of 489-14x as Randy Ent, 64, of Russell, PA, fired a score of 287-8x to win the Springfield competition. Jacob Heller, 42, of Union, MO, led the Modern Military event with a score of 292-13x.

Coming off of his Three- and Four-gun Aggregate competition wins back in October at the Western CMP Games in Phoenix, David Geyer, 41, of Phoenix, AZ, was again the lead scorer of the aggregate matches in Oklahoma – firing the highest combined score derived from his Garand, Springfield, Vintage Military and Modern Military match scores. He was also the overall winner of the Garand Match with a score of 285-8x.

William Fairless, 62, of Vienna, IL, led both the Vintage Military Match and the Carbine Match, also earning the High Senior award in both matches as well as the Modern Military event.

Team Lone Star Pest Control, consisting of Harold Pate and Kelly Worth, fired a score of 390-9x in the Vintage Sniper Manual match, while team Skinny Jeans, comprised of William Meade and Kurt Schmidt, overtook the Semi-Automatic category, with a score of 365-6x.

In pistol competition, Daniel Miller, 35, of Mineola, TX, had a remarkable showing – coming out on top of the 40 Shot Pistol, Pistol EIC and .22 Rimfire Pistol matches. He also, along with teammate Peter Adams, dominated the team competition after firing the highest individual score of the event.

Following close to Miller in each match was Ronald Doggett, 56, of Oklahoma City, who earned his own wins in the As-Issued 1911 Pistol Match and the Military & Police Service Pistol Match. Since the Oklahoma Games was added to the Travel Games schedule in 2012, Doggett has been a four-time winner of both the As-Issued and Military & Police matches.

For a complete list of results, visit

Photos from the Oklahoma Games events can be viewed at

- - Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearm safety and marksmanship training and to the promotion of marksmanship competition for citizens of the United States. For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto

Christine Elder
CMP Communications Manager
Civilian Marksmanship Program
Phone 419-635-2141 ext 711
PO Box 576
Port Clinton, OH 43452

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