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News | Friday, June 23, 2017

USB Rechargeable Lights From Browning Offer Increased Brightness, Run Times

Six new Browning USB rechargeable lights offer the benefits of the latest in rechargeable technology making it easier to always have a fully-charged light at hand. And the lithium-ion batteries never need to be replaced.


Glock Offers Pistols Free for Use During Inaugural Match at Camp Perry

Anyone who wants to have the chance to compete in the inaugural Glock Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF) Camp Perry National Challenge event on July 1 at Camp Perry during the National Pistol Matches will have that opportunity. Glock will be bringing extra pistols to be used by those who may not have access to a pistol, but are interested in competing in the match.


DeSantis Shoulder Holsters for Glock 43 Pistols

DeSantis Gunhide introduces 3 shoulder holster fits for the Glock 43.These include the New York Undercover, available as a complete rig and holster only, as well as the C.E.O. Shoulder Rig.


Swab-its Welcomes N.C. Dealer Gun Locker & Pawn

Swab-its®, the makers of Bore-whips™, Bore-tips® and Gun-tips™, is pleased to announce that North Carolina retailer Gun Locker & Pawn has joined the growing network of firearm retailers stocking the Swab-its line of lint free, reusable gun cleaning swabs.


Firefield Stronghold Bipods

The Fairfield Stronghold Bipod is available in three sizes and includes a mounting adapter for M1913 rails. The bipods are adjustable for height.


U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk Guests on Armed American Radio Daily Defense

U. S. Representative Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) will join host Mark Walters Friday, June 23, 2017 at 4 pm ET on nationally syndicated AAR's Daily Defense program.


Remington Model 1911 R1 Ultralight Commander

Remington is proud to introduce a new version of America's favorite pistol design, the Remington Model 1911 R1 Ultralight Commander. The R1 Ultralight Commander's aluminum frame results in a 20% weight reduction.


Top NJOSC Athletes Embark on Inaugural ISSF Junior World Championship

Eleven Junior Rifle and Pistol athletes will spend part of their summer vacation in Suhl, Germany representing the United States in the first International Shooting Sport Federation Junior World Championship for Rifle/Pistol starting Friday and wrapping on June 29.


SCTP National Team Championships

With a record number of teams and athletes registering, attendance at the upcoming 2017 Scholastic Clay Target Programs National Championships is on track to break records in all facets of the tournament and clay target shooting.


New Products & New Seasons - This Week on Tom Gresham's Gun Talk

While Tom's away, Jim and Michelle from the Gun Talk After Show are taking over the airwaves, this week on Tom Gresham's Gun Talk®, the original nationally-syndicated radio talk show about guns and the shooting sports.


DoubleStar Unveils Its Fang™ Blade

Born with Every Day Carry (EDC) in mind, the new Fang from DoubleStar features a durable tanto point and chisel ground edge for easy maintenance and superior piercing strength.


New Browning Black Label 1911-22 Pistols

Browning is adding six new models to their very popular Black Label 1911-22 line of pistols. The new guns will come in both Full Size and Compact models.


White Oak Armament Teams Up With CMP to Recognize Honorary Elihu Root Members

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is proud to announce an arrangement between the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park and White Oak Armament to rightfully acknowledge the members of the Elihu Root Civilian Rifle Team by engaging them in real-life competition.


Creedmoor Sports is Heading To Camp Perry

Creedmoor Sports is excited to return to Camp Perry for the 2017 CMP National Matches. Creedmoor Sports will be open daily from July 14th thru July 25th in Building 3 next to the Bataan Armory with many of their precision rifle products on display and for sale.


Bushmaster Unveils New Website Design and Ecommerce Store

Bushmaster is proud to announce the launch of a newly re-designed website www.bushmaster.com.


Mesa Tactical Signs OpticsPlanet, Inc. as New Distributor

Mesa Tactical has named OpticsPlanet, Inc. as a Mesa Tactical Distributor. OpticsPlanet will be stocking the majority of the Mesa Tactical line, including the SureShell Shotshell Carriers.


Nosler Announces Limited Edition M48 Independence Day Rifle

In a gesture to celebrate the birth of this great nation, Nosler is offering a small run of 25, Limited Edition, Model 48 Independence Day Rifles with some distinct and patriotic features for those looking to add something special to their collection.


Team SIG Member Lena Miculek Brings Home Gold

SIG SAUER, Inc. announces that Team SIG member Lena Miculek recently earned multiple top finishes during the first ever International Practical Shooting Confederation Rifle World Shoot.


Ruger Introduces SP101 Match Champion

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. announced the new Ruger SP101 Match Champion - a five-round revolver designed with the competitor in mind. Chambered in .357 Magnum, but capable of firing .38 Special, the Match Champion has a full-lug, 4.2" barrel with an 11-degree target crown.


Gerber Gear Updates Blade Marking Capabilities

Gerber Gear, leading global supplier personal knives, multi-tools, and problem-solving gear recently integrated Cajo Technologies laser marking systems - the most advanced laser marking systems available - into their production line.


Meprolight Introduces Suppressor-Friendly Night Sights

As the grip of regulations shows signs of loosening, Meprolight, the world's leading manufacturer of pistol sights, is addressing another challenge facing owners of suppressors -- they tend to block the user's sights.


FN Pro Shooter Sevigny Wins Production

FN America, LLC is proud to announce that Dave Sevigny, FN Pro Shooter, recently won Production Division at the Georgia Steel Challenge Championship, a Level 2 match and part of the Steel Challenge circuit, June 9 – 10, 2017, in Waverly Hill, Georgia.


Lyman Master Gunsmith Tool Kits

Lyman's Master Gunsmith screw driver sets provide all the bits needed by gunsmiths and those who work on firearms. These complete sets come with bits for slotted screws, hex screws, 6-lobe screws, and Phillips screws.


SOFREP TV Releases Full Length Training Cell on YouTube

Chapter 1 of "Gunfight at The Lodge" is now live on SOFREP TV's YouTube page. Viewers will see the team with diverse backgrounds utilize the weapon system to its full capability.


FEATURE

The Price is Right: Getting to Know USA Shooting Board Chairman Jeff Price

Today's feature comes to us from USA Shooting.

Successful businessman and shooting sports industry consultant Jeff Price was named Chairman of the USA Shooting Board of Directors on March 11. His passion, business acumen and drive are already proving to be a tremendous asset to USA Shooting in helping solidify its current status as a shooting sports power and to pave the way for the National Governing Body well into the future. We sat down with Chairman Price to learn more about him and his interest in keeping USA Shooting on target.

What was your interest in becoming a USA Shooting BOD member?

I've always had a personal interest in the shooting sports. As a young boy with my first .22 rifle to today, hunting upland birds, it's just been a part of my life. So, when the opportunity came along to volunteer some time to help our Olympic athletes in the sport of shooting, well, it was an easy decision to say "yes."

What type of impact do you hope to have with athletes, staff & sponsors?

Simply said, I hope I can create some excitement for USA Shooting. For the athletes, I would hope that they will see that the new BOD really wants to help them succeed. Help can come in many forms, of course, money, which can help with their training. But frankly, I think that our more open and transparent style of governance, with more inclusion by the athletes, can help to create a different culture where everyone realizes that we are working together towards success. For the sponsors, I see a huge opportunity for USA Shooting to further the sport of shooting. By working together, we can bring many more kids into the sport - a sport that truly lasts a lifetime. And for the staff, I recognize that change can be difficult, but at the same time, I believe that people all want to be a part of a winning team. USA Shooting can and will be a winning team for the athletes, the shooting industry and America.

The USA Shooting BOD is a diverse group of professionals, athletes and officials. As you begin to know more about them and the organization, what will be the main focus of the BOD to help move the organization to the next level?

I truly am humbled by the quality of people that are represented on the USA Shooting Board. It seems by all accounts that this NGB has been tasked to be run in a much more business-like manner and to that end, our athlete reps, our officials and the independent BODs, along with staff, are all working together to increase our level of professionalism and effectiveness.

With four highly-successful business professionals sitting on the BOD as Independent Directors, what business values do you all bring to the table that will help transform USA Shooting for the better?

I have worked at (one time) and with nonprofits much of my life. Years ago, there were significant differences in the way for-profit companies and not-for-profit entities were run. While I still see differences, the deltas are being reduced and the really good non-profit organizations are much more like for-profit companies. Our independent directors, just because of their life experiences, will attack this "project" as they would any other. I'm sure you'll see a focus on planning, on measurable goals, on driving income and on taking care of customers - in this case, our athletes and our sponsors.

As leader of a new BOD, what type of impact can you have in helping shape a new direction for USA Shooting?

Frankly, I'm hoping I can have an impact on revenues. The last company that I ran had some 600+ employees when I arrived and for the most part, they felt like they had been neglected. I remember saying to them on my first day that I was going to focus on driving revenues, not on cutting costs. We became hugely successful as a company - a company of individual winners working together as a team. I think the same holds true here. If we focus on revenue, we will better provide for the success of our athletes, and at the same time, grow the sport of shooting in America's youth, which will better provide for the success of our sponsors.

What are the hot-button issues you're helping to address a couple months into your role as Chair of USA Shooting?

Right now, there are some significant issues that our sport is facing on the international front. Changes in the Olympic shooting events being proposed for Tokyo in 2020 are being met with stiff opposition in some places around the world. I believe that it's possible that my relative "outsider status" can actually be an asset in helping to bring our industry together. Politics and personal agendas have a place, but right now we need to work together in an environment of transparency to help further the sport.

How is the BOD planning to help address prior issues raised by membership and athletes regarding USA Shooting
operations while also trying to move the organization forward?


I was obviously not here during the "prior issues," and while I do not want to spend significant time looking in my review mirror, my overview of the issues seems to lead me to believe that the issues centered largely around a lack of transparency. So, just as in the issues being faced by the international community, a more open environment is required in today's world. Today's best companies are not run with a top-down management style. Rather, today's best companies are run through practices of inclusion. And as I have said, this NGB will be run much more like a business.

You're particularly interested and invested in increasing industry awareness and support for USA Shooting. What steps will you be taking to reach that goal?

I plan to increase awareness in the benefits of the shooting industry's involvement to our sport of Olympic shooting -- features and benefits -- it's really quite simple. The feature is that nowhere else in our country is there a more favorable view towards shooting than Olympic shooting. Great, but how does that translate into bottom-line performance of our sponsors? The association of sponsors to the tangible people, our Olympians, and our good old Red, White and Blue is a proven success model in sport after sport. Its message is easy to communicate, but we just need to do more of it.

What message do you have for USA Shooting's athletes and your desire to ensure their success?

My message is: "Words are easy and cheap. Don't judge me and this new Board by words you may hear or see. Rather, see what we are doing, what we are trying to accomplish, and ideally see it firsthand. Get involved with us. Let us know if you're interested in helping. As a team, we can be the best in the world - literally. I know I can speak for everyone on this new Board when I tell you that we are giving of our time because we care about YOU!"

What conclusions have you drawn thus far about USA Shooting in the short time you've had to observe, listen and help guide?

It's the people in the USA Shooting world that I love. I've only met just a small fraction of our athletes and then only ever so briefly, but as with every Olympic athlete I've met during my life, these people represent some of the best in America. Through their efforts, the hard work by the staff and the financial support from our sponsors, I envision a winning future.

ELEY is a Proud Sponsor of the USA Shooting Rifle and Pistol Teams: ELEY Limited, manufacturer of the world's most consistently accurate rimfire ammunition, has been the Official Sponsor and Official Supplier of .22 rimfire ammunition of the USA Shooting rifle and pistol teams since 2000. For more information on ELEY and their products, please visit eley.co.uk.


Winchester Ammunition is a Proud Sponsor of the USA Shooting Shotgun Team: WinchesterÆ Ammunition has been the exclusive ammunition sponsor and supplier of the USA Shooting Shotgun Team since 1999. Members of the past two shotgun teams brought home a combined six medals from London and Beijing using Winchester AA International Target loads. Winchester is an industry leader in advancing and supporting conservation, hunter education and our country's proud shooting sports heritage. For more information about Winchester and its complete line of products, visit winchester.com.

About USA Shooting:
USA Shooting, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, was chartered by the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of shooting in April 1995. USA Shooting's mission is to prepare American athletes to win Olympic medals, promote the shooting sports throughout the U.S. and govern the conduct of international shooting in the country. Check us out on the web at usashooting.org and on Twitter at twitter.com/USAShooting.


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Rochester Brooks Gun Club, Rochester, New York
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Camp Perry, Port Clinton, Ohio
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World Shooting & Recreational Complex, Sparta, IL
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Club Cinegetico Jalisciense AC, Guadalajara, Mexico
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