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CMMG Unveils New Brand Logo

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Boonville, MO (8-7-18) – Over the course of its history, CMMG has established a reputation for its quality and innovative AR rifles, pistols and small parts. With the launch of the DefCan suppressor line-up earlier this year, CMMG expanded its presence beyond the AR category. As part of a larger rebranding initiative, CMMG is pleased to unveil its new brand logo, to which the company will transition going into 2019.

“Our entire team at CMMG is excited to roll out the new brand logo. It’s indicative of how much CMMG has grown since the beginning. Over that time, we’ve worked tirelessly to expand and enhance our product line-up, along with further strengthening our in-house manufacturing and engineering capabilities. This new brand logo is a reflection of that growth and the bright future ahead,” said Chris Reinkemeyer, CEO of CMMG.

CMMG was established in 2002 by the Overstreet family and currently maintains its factory and headquarters in Boonville, Missouri. Early on, the company focused on building high-quality AR15 rifles and parts in a growing and changing AR market. As the business grew, CMMG expanded its focus to include a greater emphasis on innovation and engineering.

In 2010, CMMG patented and released its first .22LR AR Conversion Kit for the AR15. The kits have continued to evolve over the years and remain a top seller to this day.

In 2014, CMMG launched its Mk47 rifle, which was a new mid-sized AR rifle chambered in the iconic 7.62x39mm round and fed from standard AK magazines. At the heart of the Mk47 was CMMG’s POWERBOLT, which features a larger, more durable AR10-sized bolt face to accommodate the wider 7.62x39mm case. The design won multiple awards for rifle of the year and quickly became CMMG’s flagship rifle.

Following the success of the Mk47, CMMG brought the benefits of the POWERBOLT to other calibers by adding a standard AR15 magwell to the Mid-size platform and releasing the MkW-15 chambered in .458 SOCOM in 2016, and 6.5 Grendel in 2017.

In 2017, CMMG released the MkG platform chambered in .45 ACP. At the heart of the platform was CMMG’s patented Radial Delayed Blowback operating system, which uses a bolt that is forced to rotate and unlock, slowing the bolt carrier group enough to safely cycle. The benefits of Radial Delayed Blowback are most evident in the reduction of weight in the carrier and buffer. Not only does this system mean you have a lighter rifle, the felt recoil is noticeably less than on a straight blowback system. CMMG has already added additional offerings utilizing the Radial Delayed Blowback system, including the MkGs in 9mm and Mk57 in 5.7x28mm, and more offerings may be on the horizon.

With a strong commitment to bringing true innovation to the industry, keep an eye on CMMG for exciting new releases in the coming years.

Crosman Corporation Announces Formation of Velocity Outdoor

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Name change reflects company’s diverse and leading outdoor product portfolio and growth prospects.

Bloomfield, NY August 6, 2018 — Crosman Corporation, a subsidiary of Compass Diversified Holdings, LLC (NYSE: CODI), today announced that its board of directors has approved its holding company’s new name: Velocity Outdoor. The new corporate identity better reflects the diverse portfolio of brands currently under the Crosman Corporation umbrella and highlights the company’s strengths in the hunting, shooting and outdoor markets.

The name change does not impact any of the market-leading consumer brands, among them Crosman and Benjamin Airguns, CenterPoint Archery and Optics, LaserMax, Copperhead, and GameFace Airsoft. Velocity Outdoor will encompass these historic brands, which are known for innovation, performance, quality, and value.

“Our company’s roots have been in the airgun category for more than 90 years, and it will continue to represent an important core of our business,” said Bob Beckwith, Chief Executive Officer. “We have also seen significant growth in our CenterPoint Archery brand and recently acquired the LaserMax commercial business. The Velocity Outdoor name will be a strong corporate umbrella to represent a diverse product portfolio and position us for future growth in the outdoor sporting goods market.”

Product branding and packaging will not change, and our various branded websites will remain the primary consumer-facing e-commerce and customer service websites for the near term. Corporate information will be available at www.velocity-outdoor.com.

Holosun Technologies Inc. Expands US Operations

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Walnut, CA – Holosun Technologies Inc., a premium optics manufacturer based in southern California plans to expand its operations in Los Angeles County. This move will allow the company to build upon its growth in the optics industry as well as attract, hire and retain exceptional talent. Holosun, which manufactures, imports and distributes red dots sights, tactical lasers and accessories, will embark on a $7 million move of its headquarters from Walnut California to the City of Industry, California.

“This move will afford us the room we need to we expand our operations and product offerings over the next decade. Our new facility will house our customer service, sales support, and shipping / receiving departments as well as our assembly operations. Additionally, as we continue to grow our business, we will explore manufacturing many of the components used in our products at the new facility,” comments Holosun Business Development Manager, Louis Craig.

The company estimates that it will add positions in assembly, customer service, shipping and receiving. Holosun has previously moved 2 times in the past 3 years as a response to their business growth.

Canada’s Premium Tactical Manufacturer Announces European Expansion

Monday, July 9th, 2018

The Requirements Group (TRG) European headquarters will be in the Netherlands

TORONTO, July 9, 2018 (Newswire.com) – With tremendous success in North America, the leading developer and manufacturer of premium tactical and outdoors products, The Requirements Group (TRG) is expanding to the European market to provide premium Canadian grade tactical and air-soft garments and accessories, launching its European headquarters officially in the Netherlands as of July 9, 2018.

Recently the tactical and outdoors equipment market has been flooded with low grade, unreliable products as a result of many manufacturers turning to factories in China with no experience in tactical products. This move has neglected the end user’s comfort and safety. The Requirements Group (TRG) sees this as an opportunity to turn around the market and deliver to the tactical professionals and outdoors consumers premium products which have been designed and tested by active and veteran tactical police, military and SAR (search & rescue) operators. All the requirements of the products are based on real-life experience of tactical and special forces operators.

With its two flagship brands; Shadow Elite and Shadow Strategic, TRG will be able to serve both the agency and civilian markets. Having its own factory allows TRG to source and manufacture products the way they are meant to be. Having the ability to regulate strict quality control is what the company prides itself on. Reducing production costs by not outsourcing to third-party factories passes on the savings of premium products to the customer.

“We are not your typical garment manufacturer. Tactical police and military work is in our bloodstream. Unlike other manufacturers who start off in regular outerwear and then see an opportunity in the tactical and air-soft world, we stick to what has been second nature to us for the past 80 plus years in combined experience,” says Glen Turpin, retired police officer, tactical expert and co-founder of The Requirements Group. “We are fortunate enough to have on our team, veteran and active frontline police and military operators who design and test the kit our end users wear and trust. As well as expert search & rescue (SAR) technicians testing the load bearing and rigging components of our kit. It would not be fair to the end user to have the products manufactured in a factory that one day produces load bearing tactical vests, and the next day dolls or nail clippers. This is why we invested so much into building our own factory where our dedicated expert workers and engineers focus on tactical kit every single day.”

Another benefit TRG has with its own factory, is the ability to service large agencies and tactical teams by customizing uniforms and equipment with specific technical and camouflage pattern requirements.

About the Requirements Group: The Requirements Group (TRG) is a law enforcement veteran owned and operated company. Based in Canada, it has expanded its distribution to hundreds of locations across North America. Its two leading brands are Shadow Elite and Shadow Strategic.

Shadow Elite products are engineered and built with the safety, comfort and demands of front line personnel in mind.

Shadow Strategic products are intended as an entry line. Quality products with lighter weight materials and less complex technical components.

With these two product lines, TRG can serve both the professional agency clients, as well as outdoor and airsoft enthusiasts.

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Stacey McGuire Appointed as General Counsel for Pelican Products, Inc.

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

TORRANCE, CA – July 2, 2018 – Pelican Products, Inc., the global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance protective cases, temperature controlled packaging and advanced portable lighting systems, has appointed Stacey McGuire as General Counsel to lead the legal function at Pelican.

“Experienced legal counsel in-house is crucial to navigating the complex regulatory issues associated with doing business in today’s global economy,” said Don Jordan, Chief Financial Officer, Pelican Products. “I’m confident that her experience and guidance will help protect our brand and operations so we can continue delivering the quality products and services that our customers around the globe have come to rely upon.”

McGuire brings more than 15 years of transactional and litigation experience to her new position. Prior to joining Pelican, she served in a variety of high-level positions at companies and law firms that include J.T. Posey Company, Clinipace Worldwide and Sedgwick LLP.

McGuire holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Pelican Products, Inc. is a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco.

Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) announces that TANDEMKROSS is a new Bronze Sponsor for 2018

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Cedarburg, WI – The SASP (Scholastic Action Shooting Program) announced today that TANDEMKROSS is a new Bronze Sponsor of their program in 2018!

“We are truly excited to be working with an organization like SASP that exclusively focuses on junior and youths in an academic environment and introduces them to the firearms sports and competition. League’s like this are fundamental to keeping the spirit of our second amendment alive,” said Bryan Haaker, Business Development Director for TANDEMKROSS.

“TAMDEMKROSS is a great source for any accessories a competitive shooter could ever need, ” said Rick Leach, SASP’s National Director. “TANDEMKROSS makes and distributes many quality parts and accessories for many different firearms. We’re very pleased to have them on board as a Bronze Sponsor this season!”

About TANDEMKROSS
When software developers Jake Wyman and Bryan Haaker experienced a bad day at the range filled with failure -to-feeds, stuck magazines and other issues, they knew there had to a be a simple fix. They took to the internet and found that while these problems were common for gun owners, solutions were hard to find.
Solutionists and innovators by nature, the longtime friends decided to try their hand at making firearm accessories that would enhance existing platforms. What started in 2012 with one part in a home office has since grown into a top tier brand in the rimfire competition market.

Today the TANDEMKROSS team continues to grow and innovate in their New Hampshire facility. For more information visit www.tandemkross.com.

Are you or your company interested in being part of or supporting the largest competitive youth shooting program in the world? Then contact Rick Leach, SASP National Director at rleach@sssfonline.com or check out our 2018 Media Guide at: https://sssfonline.org/about-sssf/advertise-us/.

About Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is 501(c)(3) public charity responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) across the United States. SCTP and SASP are youth development programs in which adult coaches and other volunteers use shooting sports to teach and to demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills. SCTP was developed as a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) until the SSSF was created in 2007 to operate the SCTP. In 2012, SSSF created the SASP and became the managing foundation of both programs.

For more information about SSSF, visit www.sssfonline.com.

Springfield Armory Severs Ties with Dick’s Sporting Goods

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

GENESEO, IL, (05/03/18) – Springfield Armory is severing ties with Dick’s Sporting Goods and its subsidiary, Field & Stream, in response to their hiring a group for anti-Second Amendment lobbying.

This latest action follows Dick’s Sporting Goods’ decision to remove and destroy all modern sporting rifles (MSR) from their inventory. In addition, they have denied Second Amendment rights to Americans under the age of 21. We at Springfield Armory believe that all law abiding American citizens of adult age are guaranteed this sacred right under our Constitution.

It is clear where Dick’s Sporting Goods and its subsidiary, Field & Stream, stand on the Second Amendment, and we want to be clear about our message in response. Their position runs counter to what we stand for as a company. At Springfield Armory, we believe in the right and principles fought for and secured by American patriots and our founding forefathers, without question. We will not accept Dick’s Sporting Goods’ continued attempts to deny Second Amendment freedoms to our fellow Americans.

www.springfield-armory.com

Umarex to Exhibit at 2018 SHOT Show

Monday, January 8th, 2018

FORT SMITH, AR (January 8th, 2018) – Umarex USA, Inc., is pleased to announce its exhibition at the 2018 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Umarex will be exhibiting in booth number 15062 and would be pleased for attendees of this year’s show to stop by and check out their displays and exciting, new products that will be shipping into the market this year.

Each new year brings about a number of new products from Umarex and 2018 is no exception. Among the displays you’ll be able to view and handle a variety of products that will include the Axeon Second Zero, .50 caliber Umarex Hammer® air rifle, Ruger Yukon Magnum, Walther Air Rifles, GLOCK® airgun and airsoft pistols, Optical Dynamics long distance lights and a variety of new airsoft guns from Elite Force.

Umarex USA will also have two shooting bays at Industry Day at the Range on Monday prior to the start of SHOT Show. Join them at both their Axeon Optics and Umarex Airguns shooting bays. The Axeon Second Zero will be available for media persons and buyers to experience the instant engagement of an additional zero without calculating hold over. On the airgun range buyers and media can shoot the ever popular Umarex Gauntlet and send a .50 caliber projectile down range while nestled behind the powerful, big game hunter called the Umarex Hammer®.

Umarex sporting airguns, optics, long distance lights, and accessories are available at local sporting goods dealers and retail locations around the world. Sporting goods dealers may order Umarex products from many established outdoor goods distributors.

About UMAREX

The UMAREX Corporate Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of over-the-counter firearm replicas and the largest importer of airguns in Europe. Its range of products comprises guns for defense and leisure time as well as sporting arms, airsoft guns, steel goods and top quality LED lighting devices. Founded in 1972, the company located in Arnsberg is now run by the second generation of the two founding families. An Austrian subsidiary with headquarters in Niederndorf and the company, Umarex USA, based in Fort Smith, Arkansas, also belong to the Corporate Group. Together they maintain the group’s global presence through an extensive network of distribution partners. For more information about UMAREX Corporate Group visit UMAREX.com.

About UMAREX USA

Umarex USA, Incorporated is one of North America’s fastest growing outdoor sport and recreation companies. Umarex USA innovates, develops and markets products under brands owned or licensed by its parent company, UMAREX GmbH & Co. KG. Such brands include Axeon Optics™, Beretta®, Browning®, Colt®, Elite Force®, GLOCK®, Heckler & Koch®, Hornady®, IWI®, Optical Dynamics™, Ruger®, RWS®, Smith & Wesson®, UMAREX®, Walther® and others. For additional information regarding Umarex USA visit UmarexUSA.com.

James Yeager Wants You To Help Him Launch YeagerTUBE

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

As many of you may know, James Yeager has been banned by YouTube. To be sure, Yeager is a controversial figure in the firearms business. Some consider his banning is a blow to free speech while others feel that he brought it on himself. Regardless, we have to acknowledge that YouTube and other major social media platforms have become central to modern communications. Not many alternatives exist. Yeager recognized this and has developed a plan to create his own video hosting platform which he initially called YeagerTUBE, noting, “I am looking to build a free speech oasis in a sea of left wing censorship.”

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The project has been renamed LiberTV with the project described as “WE are going to build a place where our freedom loving culture can share photos, articles, videos and podcasts. A place that doesn’t muzzle the voices of freedom and that cherishes our heritage.”

To make it a reality, he’s launched a Kickstarter campaign.

This post was originally featured on SSD.

Centerpoint Archery Expands Best-Selling and Award Winning Sniper Crossbow Series, Come See it at ATA 2018, Booth #5113

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Bloomfield, NY – November 30, 2017 – Building on the success of the best-selling Centerpoint Sniper Crossbow, Centerpoint is now introducing an expanded package with even more value and performance at an extreme value. The new Sniper Elite Whisper™ has the same outstanding performance as the original Sniper, sending arrows down range at 370 fps, but the new Sniper Elite Whisper™ features the Whisper Silencing System™ package with integrated string suppressors and silencers for an even quieter shot. It also features a Centerpoint 4 x 32mm scope, a fully adjustable AR-Style butt stock and an adjustable fore-grip with oversized finger guards, delivering a customized and comfortable fit.

“The new Sniper Elite Whisper crossbow is a homerun. It is packed with features typically found on higher retail crossbows. By upgrading the Sniper 370 with the Whisper silencing System, a pass through rubberized Foregrip, a compact parallel quiver, and oversized stirrups, CenterPoint has raised the bar for an affordable, top performing crossbow,” says CenterPoint Archery Director, Andy Fulton. “This bow provides an affordable option for the hunter looking for a feature rich value when choosing a crossbow.”

The Sniper Elite Whisper 370 will be displayed at the Centerpoint booth # 5113 at the ATA show in January 2018. Centerpoint will also display a patent-pending mechanical cocking aid that will work with the original Sniper as well as the Sniper Elite Whisper.

About Crosman

Since its founding in 1923, Crosman has been driven by the steadfast pursuit of quality and innovation. Crosman’s history is rooted in the airgun industry, where today Crosman remains the market leader in airguns, airgun ammunition, and consumables. In addition to airguns, Crosman has a diversified product lineup in the outdoor sporting goods industry that includes airsoft, firearms optics and laser aiming devices under the Lasermax brand, and archery products under the Centerpoint brand. Crosman is a subsidiary of Compass Diversified Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CODI). For more information visit www.crosman.com or contact Jay Duncan at jduncan@crosman.com.

Crosman Corporation Names Dan Maier Vice President of Finance

Friday, September 1st, 2017

(Bloomfield, NY) – Crosman Corporation, a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of airguns, archery products, optics, laser gun sights and related accessories, announced today the hiring of Dan Maier as Vice President of Finance. Dan is currently employed with Crosman as the Director of Administration for LaserMax Commercial Products, whose assets were recently purchased by Crosman Corporation.

Before joining Crosman/LaserMax, he previously earned the CFO role at LaserMax Inc. after two years in the VP of Finance role. In addition, he previously served in various finance roles IEC Electronics and held key roles in finance at Robbins & Myers and Xerox.

Robert Beckwith, CEO of Crosman, commented, “After working with Dan on the purchase of LaserMax’s commercial business, it was clear to me his work ethic mirrors that of the entire Crosman team and he has the talent to lead our finance team in the next stage of Crosman’s growth. We are excited to have him assume this leadership role in the company.”

About Crosman
Since its founding in 1923, Crosman has been driven by the steadfast pursuit of quality and innovation. Crosman’s history is rooted in the airgun industry, where today Crosman remains the market leader in airguns, airgun ammunition, and consumables. In addition to airguns, Crosman has a diversified product lineup in the outdoor sporting goods industry that includes airsoft as well as firearms optics and archery products under the Centerpoint brand. Crosman is a subsidiary of Compass Diversified Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CODI). For more information visit www.crosman.com.

Airsoft SD Merges with Air Venturi

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Air Venturi to offer expanded airsoft product line this September

CLEVELAND, OHIO (August 21, 2017) Airsoft SD, a high-quality airsoft gun and accessory importer, has merged with Air Venturi, the leading manufacturer and importer of airgun, airsoft, and ammunition brands. As a result of the merger, Airsoft SD’s wide line of TSD airsoft products will be offered by the Cleveland based company.

“TSD spring revolvers, airsoft sniper rifles, and airsoft BBs are some of the most respected products in the industry,” says Paul Milkovich, Air Venturi’s Director of Business Development. “We are excited to join forces with a company as passionate about shooting sports as we are, and welcome TSD customers and fans into the Air Venturi family.”

This merger will expand Air Venturi’s already impressive line of airsoft rifles, pistols, and accessories to a wide range of vendors and customers. TSD products including rifles, pistols, batteries, magazines, and other gear, will be available for purchase to vendors beginning September of 2017.

For additional information contact Air Venturi Marketing Manager, Kristen Coss by email: kristen.coss@airventuri.com, or phone: 216-292-2570 ext. 253.

For up-to-date news and information from Air Venturi, sign up for email updates by emailing dealers@airventuri.com and letting them know you would like to receive exclusive, members only information.

About Air Venturi
Air Venturi is manufacturer and exclusive importer for international airgun, ammo and accessory manufacturers such as: Air Arms, Beeman, Eun Jin, Evanix, Feinwerkbau, Haendler & Natermann, Kral Arms, Mantis, Sumatra, Sam Yang and Western Justice. We also carry a full line of airgun products from leading manufacturers including: AirForce, Anschutz, Ataman, Benjamin, Beretta, Browning, BSA, Colt, Crosman, Daisy, Diana, Gamo, Hawke, Smith & Wesson, Tanfoglio, Umarex, Walther, Webley, Weihrauch, Winchester and many more.

www.airventuri.com