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News | Friday, January 30, 2015

FDIC Reverses Course on "Operation Choke Point"

In a major development concerning the National Shooting Sports Foundation's leadership to halt discrimination in the provision of financial services and products to firearms related businesses due to "Operation Choke Point", top officials of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) have admitted wrongdoing and said they would cease practices that had the effect of encouraging such disparate treatment.

Hornady® offers Reloading Clinics during 2015 Safari Club International Convention

Hornady® Manufacturin will be sponsoring a series of reloading clinics on Thursday, February 5, 2015, during the Safari Club International convention at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

Timney Announces 2015 Customer's Choice

Timney Triggers has been asking shooters and hunters, "What trigger would you like us to build next?" The response has been incredible and thanks to our customers' involvement, we're thrilled to announce their 2015 Customer's Choice for a 100% drop-in Timney replacement trigger: the Ruger American Rifle.

Mounting Solutions Plus Now Shipping EOTech 518 and 558

Mounting Solutions Plus (MSP announces the availability of the new EOTech 518 and 558 Holographic Weapon Sights. Both of the new EOTech sights are in stock and currently shipping from MSP.

TRUGLO Introduces New Brite-Site TFX Handgun Sight

TRUGLO® introduces its next generation of their awarding winning TFO® (Tritium/Fiber-Optic) handgun sights, the NEW! BRITE-SITE™ TFX™ (Tritium/Fiber-Optic Xtreme).

S&W Wins Industry Day at the Range Action Target Safety Award

SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range is pleased to announce that Smith & Wesson is the 2015 winner of the Action Target Safety Award.

Tetra® Gun Care Introduces New 'Green' Cleaner Degreaser

FTI, Inc. has recently developed a 'green' cleaner formula to add to the company's Tetra® Gun care product line. The new Tetra® Gun Cleaner Degreaser is a water-based formula designed to effectively remove lead and carbon fouling as well as pre-existing lubricant and solvent residue from firearm parts.

Tetra® Gun Care Introduces New Pistol Maintenance Kit

FTI, Inc.introduces the new Tetra® Gun Pistol Maintenance Kit custom-designed to include all the chemicals and accessories pistol shooters need to maintain their firearms in one handy kit.

WALKER'S® New Ultimate Digital Quad Connect

Walker's® Game Ear® introduces the Ultimate Digital Quad Connect. The ear protection device offers state of the art digital technology including Bluetooth™ wireless, adjustable frequency tuning, up to nine times hearing enhancement, and sound activated compression.

Browning Makes Donation to Midway USA Foundation Shooting Teams

Browning presented Larry and Brenda Potterfield with a donation of $49,315.00 at the 2015 SHOT Show. This donation to the MidwayUSA Foundation will benefit shooting teams that have an active Team Endowment Account with the Foundation.

AMFF to Honor Tom Brokaw with 2015 Heritage Award

The American Museum of Fly Fishing announced yesterday that Tom Brokaw will be honored with their 2015 Heritage Award. The celebration will take place on Friday, April 24, 2015 at The Racquet & Tennis Club in New York City. The Heritage Award will be presented by honorary event chair Lefty Kreh.

Lipsey's Gets Top Honor As Daniel Defense Highest Volume Distributor

Lipsey's, a nationally renowned firearms distributor, had the honor of receiving the Daniel Defense Top Gun Distributor of the Year award for 2014.

SHOT Show 2015 From The Crimson Trace Booth - This Week on Gun Talk Radio

Tom Gresham's Gun Talk (R) Radio, the original nationally-syndicated radio talk show about guns and the shooting sports, recorded a special Gun Talk Radio show from the Crimson Trace booth on Thursday, January 22nd, at the 37th Annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference (SHOT Show) in Las Vegas, to air this Sunday, February 1st.

Huntington Takes .38 Special Wadcutters Out To 100 Yards

In the latest video in the "Roy's Insider Tips" series, American Handgunner Publisher Roy Huntington examines the effectiveness of .38 Special wadcutters at 100 yards

HatsanUSA Names Thomas F. Gowen and Sons Sales Rep Agency of the Year

HatsanUSA Inc. announces Thomas F. Gowen and Sons as the company's Manufacturer Sales Representative Agency of the Year for 2014.

Custom Knifemaker Ross Tyser Recognized for Contributions to Shot Show Auctions

Ross Tyser has been recognized for his contributions to the SHOT Show Auction and his efforts to support the hunting and shooting sports at the recently completed SHOT Show.

T/C Impact Muzzleloader Chosen Game&Fish/Sportfishing Magazine Reader's Choice

Thompson/Center Arms' IMPACT! muzzleloader has been recognized as the top performing muzzleloader by Game & Fish/Sportsman magazine.

MidwayUSA Promotes Spears

MidwayUSA announces the promotion of Brad Spears to the position of Logistics Manager - Inbound & Outbound.

Smith & Wesson® Shooting Team Captain Golob, Sales Rep Shay Recognized by SHOT Business

As part of the annual SHOT Business Awards announced last week in Las Vegas, professional shooter and Team Smith & Wesson Captain Julie Golob was named "Person of the Year" while Sporting Goods District Sales Manager Todd Shay was named "Sales Representative of the Year."

ATK Sporting Names 2014 Dealers of the Year

ATK gives top honors to South Carolina's Palmetto State Armory at the 2015 Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show, naming it 2014 ATK Dealer of the Year.

ATK Receives "Company of the Year" Award from SHOT Business

ATK (NYSE: ATK) received the "Company of the Year" award from SHOT Business at the Bonnier Outdoor Group breakfast during the 2015 Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Reflecting on an Ammunition Innovator In Game & Fish/Sportsman Magazines

Few men cast a larger shadow on the hunting world than John Nosler did. The long-time innovator helped shape the development of big-game bullets, as well as the way hunters utilized their firearms and ammunition. His story is being celebrated this month in the February issue of Game & Fish/Sportsman magazines.

Freedom Munitions Official Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Marksmanship Unit Ammo Sponsor

Texas A&M announces Houston-based Freedom Munitions as the official ammo sponsor of the Corps of Cadets Marksmanship Unit as they begin their 2015 competition schedule and defend their SPP Collegiate National Championship.

Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Marksmanship Unit (CCMU) Will Host SPP Southwest Winter Regional

The Corps of Cadets Marksmanship Unit (CCMU), at Texas A&M University, and the Corps of Cadets will host the third annual Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP) Southwest Winter Regional competition in College Station, TX on February 7th, 2015


Exhibiting Legacy at SHOT Show 2015

It's impossible to see everything at SHOT Show. The whole week is a whirlwind of activity that can tire even the most focused of minds. But amidst all the new and exciting products to see, there's some "Easter Eggs" that show off the legacies that have helped build the industry into what it is today.

And the Winchester Ammunition Booth embraced that legacy. Partnering with the Cody Firearms Museum, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Winchester Ammunition is displaying two one-of-a-kind rifles.

President Ronald Reagan's Winchester Model 64

Reagan's Winchester Model 64

Winchester began manufacturing the Model 64 in 1933 and while this particular firearm was made in 1937, its second life made a substantial mark on American history.

Frank Pachmayr, a noted gunsmith who was known for beautifully embellished firearms and as the first person to improve the military 1911A1, customized this .30-30 WCF lever action rifle with a Circassian walnut stock and gold inlay to be presented to President Ronald Reagan in 1993.

World's Fair Winchester Model 1866

World's Fair Winchester Model 1866 Yellow Boy

This rifle is almost 140 years old and it has never been fired! It is a Winchester Model 1866 commonly referred to as a "Yellow Boy". This particular model is the first lever action to have used the name Winchester.

This .44 caliber deluxe sporting rifle was displayed at the 1876 Philadelphia Exposition- the first World's Fair held in the US. It has one of the finest examples of semi-relief engravings done by master engraver, Conrad Ulrich. The firearm was manufactured and customized in 1873 for display at the Fair and returned to the Winchester factory until it found a home in Cody, Wyoming.

Remembering Our Roots

Cody Firearms Curator, Ashley Hlebinsky, with National Shooting Sports Foundation CEO, Steve Sanetti.

Olin Corporation helped the Cody Firearms Museum get its roots. In 1975, Olin loaned the entirety of the Winchester Collection (4,000 firearms and archival records) to the museum, which operated as the Winchester Museum. In 1988, they gifted the collection and as a result, the Cody Firearms Museum was built in 1991. Since then we have grown to a collection of 7,000 firearms. The Cody Firearms Museum remembers its heritage with Olin and was excited to display some truly beautiful and historically-rich firearms in their booth for the first time at SHOT Show 2015.

--Ashley Hlebinsky
Hlebinsky is Curator of the Cody Firearms Museum

Jan 31
Pima Pistol Club, Tucson, Arizona
Feb 4-7
Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Feb 7
Gunsmoke Shooting Range, Snook, Texas
Feb 7
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Feb 7-8
Montgomery County Shooting Complex, Southside, Tennessee
Feb 14
Blue Ribbon Pavilion, Indiana State Fairgrounds
Feb 15
Feb 20-22
Agricenter, 777 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, TN
Feb 20-22
PAC Center, Monroe Community College, Henrietta, New York
Feb 26-28
Smith & Wesson Academy 299 Page Blvd. Springfield, MA
Mar 4
Mesa, Arizona
Mar 14-15
Cody Shooting Complex, Cody, Wyoming
Mar 21
Fort Benning, Georgia
Mar 21-22
Ankeny Izaak Walton League, Elkhart, Iowa
Mar 31-Apr 1
Des Moines, Iowa

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