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Weaver Optics Introduces Scout Scope

Weaver Optics Introduces Scout ScopeONALASKA, Wis. – September 27, 2010 – Weaver® is one of the most trusted names in optics, rings and bases. A new scope for hunters who enjoy shooting scout rifles is now available from this industry mainstay. The Weaver Scout Scope (MSRP: $254.95) is a Classic® K-Series™ optic with a fixed power of 4x28mm and is on shelves now.

Fast target acquisition for fast action
As the perfect addition to fast handling scout rifles, Weaver’s new Classic K-Series Scout Scope is a forward mounting optic that offers an extended eye relief of 8.5″ to 9.5″. Required to be mounted much farther forward than traditional scopes, the Weaver Scout Scope has been carefully built to maintain the ideal balance between firearm and optic. An ideal choice for spot and stalk hunts, where close quarter shooting is common and jumping bedded deer requires rapid target acquisition, the Scout Scope offers precision and reliability.

With a Dual-X reticle and fixed 4x28mm power, the new Scout Scope provides shooters with a clean, uncluttered sight picture and clear field of view. Fully multi-coated lenses, fogproof/waterproof/shockproof construction and black matte finish make this scope rugged enough for any hunting adventure.

To learn more about the scout scope, and the complete Weaver lineup, go to www.weaveroptics.com.

About Weaver® Optics and Mounts
Weaver Optics and Mounting Systems bring 80 years of innovation and expertise to the shooting experience. Engineered to be the most reliable optics systems, Weaver offers a full line of scopes, binoculars and mounting systems. Weaver rings set a standard for which many mounting systems are still measured and continue to provide precision shooters with the most important part of their setup. For more information and product images, visit www.weaveroptics.com.

About ATK Security and Sporting
ATK Security and Sporting, headquartered in Anoka, MN, is a leading technology developer and supplier of ammunition for law enforcement, military and sporting applications; a manufacturer of optics, reloading gear and sport shooting accessories; and a leading producer of tactical accessories. The company serves sport shooting enthusiasts, law enforcement professionals, military and tactical markets worldwide. The group’s products include some of the most widely known and respected brands in the industry, including Federal Premium, CCI, Speer, RCBS, Alliant Powder, Champion, Weaver, Eagle Industries, and BLACKHAWK!.www.atk.com.

About ATK
ATK is a premier aerospace and defense company with more than 18,000 employees in 24 states, Puerto Rico and internationally, and revenues in excess of $4.8 billion. News and information can be found on the Internet at www.atk.com.

Contact:
Tim Brandt.
ATK Security and Sporting
800-322-2342 (ext. 3833) or email pressroom@atk.com

CTC Defense™ Launches New Modular Vertical Foregrip Technology With MVF 600

CTC Defense™ Launches New Modular Vertical Foregrip Technology With MVF 600Wilsonville, OR – CTC Defense, a division of Crimson Trace Corporation, has announced an entirely new, innovative and modular foregrip sighting and illumination device to be introduced at the Modern Day Marine Show in Quantico, VA. The MVF-600 is a fully integrated and ergonomic laser sighting and white light foregrip that allows for quick target identification and acquisition for close quarters battle.

The MVF-600 is a feature-rich modular system providing the Warfighter on-the-go flexibility while mobile. The interchangeable, quick release modules available for the system are a red laser, infrared (IR) pointer, white light and an IR illuminator giving the choice to adapt to the Warfighter’s mission. The white light also has a separate strobe switch allowing for blinding, pulsing light to disorient a potential target. In addition, the picatinny rail mount foregrip is instinctively activated with ambidextrous pressure switches on the ergonomic foregrip.

New innovations include the quick detach system that is easily used with or without gloves and engineering that assures all lasers hold zero even after modules are interchanged without re-sighting. This modular platform will allow CTC-Defense to expand and grow additional modules to be added in the future.

Weighing only 16.02 oz with laser and light components, the Polymer grip incorporates rubber overmold and hard anodized aluminum tang construction and runs on two CR123 batteries for up to 4 to 6 hours of use. The system has a master mode selection switch for momentary and on/off options. The ergonomic design has been optimized for use on all major picatinny rails. As with all CTC-Defense products, they are 810G tested and certified to deliver confidence to today’s Modern Warfighter.

All CTC Defense products are proudly Made in the USA.

CTC Defense Products Deliver The Progressive Capability That Today’s Modern Warfighter Must Have: The Means To Adapt And Overcome – To Succeed.
Contact: Kent Thomas, Director of Marketing, kentt@ctcdefense.com

features

* Fits all major picatinny rails
* Weight: 16.02 oz with batteries
* Polymer Housing with Rubber Overmolded
Activation switches
* Gold-Plated Battery and Activation contacts
* Compact 5.6mm Diode
* Precise Windage and Elevation Adjustments
* Three-Screw, Tab Lock Attachment
* Waterproof

specifications

Beam Intensity -
RED – 5mW Peak, 635 nm, Class 3R laser
IR – 0.7mW Peak, 850 nm

Dot Size – Approximately 0.5″ Diameter at 50 feet

White LED: 200 Lumen

Batteries – Two CR123 Batteries For Over Four Hours of Laser Use

Activation – Side and front Integrated Momentary Pressure Switch

MIL-STD-810G Certified

Contact:
Kent Thomas, Director of Marketing, kentt@ctcdefense.com

CTC Defense Launches Innovative Dual-Can Technology

CTC Defense Launches Innovative Dual-Can TechnologyWilsonville, OR – CTC Defense, a division of Crimson Trace Corporation, announces a groundbreaking new laser sighting platform that provides for both Red and Infrared (IR) laser functionality in the same small, rugged and ergonomic grip package. To be introduced at the Modern Day Marine Show in Quantico, VA., the LGD-426 with Dual-Can Technology is built specifically for the Sig P226, which is the primary handgun for Naval Special Warfare, military and law enforcement professionals worldwide.

Utilizing innovative design and precise engineering that instinctively activates either the top red laser or bottom IR diode, the Dual-Can provides the Modern Warfighter something never before available in a pistol configuration: Two separate wavelengths of target acquisition for day or night operations, with activation in the same ergonomic housing. Extensive situational and environmental testing during the development of DCT™ assures that both diodes in the “Can” stay steady, true and hold zero once set. Switching from red laser to IR sighting is easily accomplished (with or without gloves) utilizing a Master Switch ergonomically built into the grip.

Weighing only 1.9oz, the Polymer grip incorporates rubber overmold panels and runs on two CR2032 batteries for up to 4 hours of intermittent use or 1.5 hours of continuous usage. As with all CTC-Defense products, the LGD-426 is 810G tested and certified to deliver confidence to today’s Modern Warfighter.

All CTC Defense products are proudly Made in the USA.

CTC Defense Products Deliver The Progressive Capability That Today’s Modern Warfighter Must Have: The Means To Adapt And Overcome – To Succeed.

features

* Fits Sig P226
* Weight: 1.9 oz with batteries
* Polymer Housing with Rubber Overmolded
Activation Pad
* Gold-Plated Battery and Activation contacts
* Compact 5.6mm Diode
* Precise Windage and Elevation Adjustments
* Two Screw, Tab Lock Attachment
* Waterproof
* Independent mode selector/Master Switch

specifications

Beam Intensity -
RED – 5mW Peak, 635 nm, Class 1 laser
IR – 0.7mW Peak, 850 nm, Class 2A

Dot Size – Approximately 0.5″ Diameter at 50 feet

Batteries – Two CR2032, Over Four Hours of Laser Use.

Activation – Multi Faceted instinctive activation

MIL-STD-810G Certified

Contact:
Kent Thomas, Director of Marketing, kentt@ctcdefense.com

CTC Defense Announces Laserguard For HK 45 Compact (HK 45C)

CTC Defense Announces Laserguard For HK 45 Compact=Wilsonville, OR – CTC Defense, a division of Crimson Trace Corporation, has announced a new Laserguard sighting device for the HK 45 Compact, the new LGD-645.

Specifically designed to fit securely around the trigger guard of the HK 45c, this rugged, waterproof compact laser sighting device is instinctively activated by a rubber overmolded switch located directly under the trigger guard on the front-strap of the pistol. This proprietary design assures that when the gun is held in a shooting grip, the laser activates immediately and reliably.

Other features include a battery compartment easily accessible on the side of the Laserguard with a lanyard that secures the battery door to the unit at all times. This facilitates changing the battery without having to remove the unit from the gun, ensuring point of aim to remain the same after a battery change.

The LGD-645 has passed repeated rigorous live-fire exercises and environmental 810G testing that ensures tactical proficiency and reliability required of the Military Professional and today’s Warfighter.

All CTC Defense products are proudly Made in the USA.

CTC Defense Products Deliver The Progressive Capability That Today’s Modern Warfighter Must Have: The Means To Adapt And Overcome – To Succeed.

features

* Fits Heckler and Koch (HK) 45C
* Weight: 0.5 oz/15.6g with batteries
* Polymer Housing with Rubber Overmolded
Activation Pad
* Gold-Plated Battery and Activation contacts
* Compact 5.6mm Diode
* Precise Windage and Elevation Adjustments
* Three-Screw, Tab Lock Attachment

specifications

Beam Intensity -
RED – 5mW Peak, 635 nm, Class 3R laser
IR – 0.7mW Peak, 850 nm

Dot Size – Approximately 0.5″ Diameter at 50 feet

Batteries – One 1/3N 3V Lithium or Two 357 Silver Oxide Batteries; Over Four Hours of Laser Use

Activation – Front-located Integrated Momentary Pressure Switch

MIL-STD-810G Certified

Contact:
Kent Thomas, Director of Marketing, kentt@ctcdefense.com

Caldwell Natural Series Targets Show Spot-On

Caldwell Natural Series Targets Show Spot-OnPreparation is the key to a successful hunting season. Before taking to the deer woods with a firearm this fall, take some time to find out just where your bullets are hitting with Caldwell’s innovative Natural Series Targets.

Caldwell’s cardboard-backed, life-size Natural Series Targets offer full color photographs of whitetail deer, mule deer, turkey and coyote. The unique advantage of these targets are the illustrations of both the vital organs and skeletal structures of the animals. These illustrations can be easily viewed up close, yet disappear at a distance, allowing hunters to practice accuracy and proper shot placement.

Shooting at a life like image is a training tactic hunters should use to see exactly where their shot is impacting an animal. Natural Series Targets are also great tool for teaching new or young hunters about proper shot placement. After visually showing an inexperienced hunter what an animal’s kill zone looks like, they may better understand the importance of shot placement.

For more information about Battenfeld Technologies and Caldwell Shooting Supplies, visit www.BattenfeldTechnologies.com, or call 573-445-9200. Contact:
Brandon Butler, Marketing Manager, (573) 445-9200, bbutler@battenfeldtechnologies.c

Leupold®, Remington® Continue M-24 Partnership With New Upgrade

Leupold®, Remington® Continue M-24 Partnership With New UpgradeBEAVERTON, Ore. – Remington’s® latest upgrade of its Sniper Weapon System for the U.S. Army, the M-24E1, includes a new Leupold® Mark 4® 6.5-20x50mm Extended Range/Tactical (ER/T®) M5 Locking Adjustment riflescope.

Specially designed and built with the military sniper in mind, the scope has an auto-locking elevation adjustment. This feature ensures rock-solid reticle adjustment is maintained during rough going and stressful conditions on the battlefield.

“This new scope incorporates all of the features our warfighters have been asking for,” said Kevin Trepa, Leupold’s vice president of tactical sales and marketing. “We are working hard to design, manufacture and deliver the tools they need to get the job done.”

Leupold
President and CEO Calvin Johnston added, “We are excited that our newest riflescope is part of Remington’s upgraded M-24E1 Sniper Weapon System. Leupold will continue to leverage its Oregon-based workforce to provide the military with superior products built to their specifications.”

Other key features of the new ER/T include M5 windage and elevation adjustment dials with audible, tactile 1/10 (0.1) milliradian clicks to match the range-estimating, mil-based Horus reticle options. This allows fast, intuitive shot correction in the field. An elevation zero-stop helps prevent under-rotation in high-stress situations.

With the battle-proven Horus H27 or H58 reticle in the front focal plane, the scope offers the versatility of a variable magnification optic and the ability to accurately range at all magnification settings (the reticle magnifies with the image).

Leupold’s Xtended Twilight Lens System™ delivers an exceptionally clear, bright sight picture for outstanding target discrimination at all powers and in a wide range of lighting and environmental conditions. A lockable fast-focus eyepiece makes reticle focus simple to achieve and maintain. It also enables long eye relief to provide the shooter with nearly instant target acquisition.

Other key features include side focus parallax adjustment for fast, easy parallax focusing from 75 yards to infinity, from any shooting position. The 34mm maintube provides exceptional strength and allows for maximum windage and elevation adjustment.

The Mark 4 6.5-20x50mm ER/T M5 Locking Adjustment riflescope is waterproof, fog proof and shock proof. Exhaustive testing in the factory and field ensures durability. With its M5 Locking Adjustment, the scope’s platform is unique in the Mark 4 ER/T line. It is controlled under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and limited to domestic and international government sales only.

Leupold has offered precision optics for tactical applications since the 1983 introduction of Ultra riflescopes, which were designed to excel under the most extreme battlefield conditions. Today, more Leupold long-range optics are in service with the U.S. military than any other brand. For more information on Leupold tactical optics, go to www.leupold.com.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., the preeminent American-owned and -operated optics company, employs more than 600 people in its state-of-the-art facility near Beaverton, Ore., where rugged, dependable, high-performance Mark 4 and Golden Ring® optics are designed, machined and assembled. Leupold is a fifth-generation, family-owned company whose products are sold worldwide to military warfighters, law enforcement personnel, hunters, competitive shooters and wildlife observers. The product line includes rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; flashlights; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories.

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Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is a Charter Supporter of the Hunting and Shooting Sports Heritage Foundation.

Contact:
Patrick Mundy (503) 526-1467 or pmundy@leupold.com

Jeff Patterson (402) 437-6410 or jeffp@swansonrussell.com

Bushnell Wins Best Buy Awards In Inside Archery Magazine’s Annual Retailer Poll


Scout 1000 with ARC

Trophy Cam

Overland Park, KS. — The Bushnell Trophy Cam trail camera and Scout 1000 ARC laser rangefinder were recently given Best Buy Awards in Inside Archery’s annual poll as voted on by archery retailers nationwide.

The Inside Archery Best Buy Awards were designed to single out and recognize exceptional archery and bowhunting products. They were also designed to help archery retailers clearly identify products that could help boost their sales, while satisfying customer demand.

Inside Archery surveys a wide range of archery retailers nationwide to gather information on the products that sold best throughout the year. For 2010, retailers selected the Bushnell Trophy Cam in the trail camera category, commenting on the quality of the pictures and video, ease of use and reliability. They also chose the Scout 1000 ARC as a Best Buy in the laser rangefinder category for being bright and easy to use, compact and completely reliable.

For more information on Bushnell Products visit www.bushnell.com or call 800-423-3537 for consumer inquiries.

Bushnell Outdoor Products is a global manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer products based in Overland Park, Kansas. Bushnell Outdoor Products sells its products worldwide under the Bushnell®, Tasco®, Serengeti®, Bollé®, Uncle Mike’s Law Enforcement®, Stoney Point®, Hoppe’s®, Butler Creek®, Cébé®, Millett®, Uncle Mike’s®, Final Approach® and Simmons® brand names. For information about any of these brands or products, please contact Bushnell Public Relations at (913) 752-6105.

Millennium M100 HangOn Stand

The Millennium M100 Multi-System HangOn Stand is designed for hunters who value safety and comfort above all else.

Millennium left nothing to chance when designing the M100. Constructed of triangular tubing, the platform easily supports up to 300 pounds. Noted as the easiest hang-on stand to set up, the M100′s specially designed male seat fitting slips into the Cam-Lock Receiver easily and quietly so you can be hunting within seconds.

This system allows the hunter to securely set the receiver on the tree at the desired height and then place the stand into the receiver. The secure receiver chain with a Cam-Lock system ensures the stand is always solidly secured to any location without penetrating or damaging the tree.

Exclusively designed for The New Millennium, all-aluminum tubing and extrusions are fluted to reduce weight. The stand features all-welded seams for superior strength and construction – no bolts here. The permanently mounted bungee strap keeps the folded stand securely closed during transport, and thanks to the feather-light, all-aluminum construction, the stand weighs only 14 pounds, which makes toting it through the woods a breeze.

Features:

* Durable powder-coat finish
* Comfortable, quiet, easy setup
* GoLite, all-aluminum construction
* ComfortTech contoured sling seat
* Seat folds against tree providing entire platform for standing shots
* Easily folds flat for backpacking
* The stand and full-body harness are both TMA certified.
* Lifetime warranty

Check out www.millenniumstands.com for more info.

Mossberg Introduces Tactical .22 Autoloading Rimfires

Mossberg Introduces Tactical .22 Autoloading RimfiresNorth Haven, CT – Mossberg International introduces the Tactical .22–an alternative firearm for those shooters and enthusiasts who want the look and feel of an AR-style .22 rimfire with an affordable price. With the rising costs of centerfire ammunition, the new Tactical .22 rimfires are a great choice for recreational shooters, as well as those searching for a cost-effective training platform.

The lightweight and fast-handling Tactical .22 parallels the look and feel of today’s AR-style rifle while being built around Mossberg International’s reliable .22 autoloader. Taking cues from their proven 702 autoloader, the Tactical .22 matches an 18″ barrel to a quad rail forend allowing the operator to fit the rifle with lights, lasers or other tactical accessories. Two stock configurations will be offered in this series: a six-position adjustable and fixed stock. The six-position polymer stock adjusts the length of pull from 10-3/4″ – 14.5″ accommodating youth and smaller framed shooters up to adults. The fixed position stock has a standard 13″ LOP. The Tactical .22 is integrated with an A2-style carry handle and an adjustable rear sight aligned with a front post sight. The Picatinny handle mount is included, allowing versatility in scopes and other optics while providing the clearance necessary to utilize the AR-style sights. Other features included with the Tactical .22 are sling mounts and a ten round magazine.

MSRP: $276
Details:

Mossberg International was founded in 2002 as a subsidiary of Mossberg Corporation and offers a lineup of semi-automatic and bolt action rimfire rifles, as well as over-under, side-by-side and semi-auto shotguns. To learn more about Mossberg Corporation family of companies, including Mossberg International, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, and Maverick Arms, please visit www.mossberg.com.

Contact:
Kim Cahalan 309.944.5341 or: kim@mediadirectcreative.com

SHE OUTDOOR APPAREL AND NWTF TEAM UP FOR LOGO WEAR

SHE OUTDOOR APPAREL AND NWTF TEAM UP FOR LOGO WEAR
SHE Outdoor Apparel and The National Wild Turkey Federation have partnered to offer functional and stylish women’s apparel that represents the tradition and heritage of the hunting lifestyle. Designs bearing the respected NWTF logo will be offered in short and long sleeve shirts, long sleeve pullover hoodies, and camouflage shirts and pants.

The short sleeve logo tee comes in black with a stylish white and pink design, the long sleeve tee comes in green with the NWTF logo in black, and the silver pullover hoodie is sure to be one of your favorites bearing the NWTF’s sloganConserve.Hunt.Share. The collection also includes lightweight-yet-durable Realtree® AP HD Utility Pants with the NWTF Logo on the left leg side pocket and the NWTF Hunter Long Sleeve is a snap down shirt with the NWTF Logo featured above the left chest pocket.

“We were honored to partner with The National Wild Turkey Federation to create these new signature designs supporting the preservation of our heritage,” said Pam Zaitz, President and lead designer of SHE Outdoor Apparel. “Every garment has the trademark NWTF logo and features our signature styles of fashionable and functional clothing for women.”

NWTF Women’s Logo Wear by SHE Outdoor Apparel is available online atwww.shesafari.com. MSRP is $25-$45.

SHE Outdoor Apparel is a Texas based company designing and producing the highest quality women’s outdoor clothing in safari, upland, camouflage, shooting and lifestyle collections. For more information about SHE Outdoor Apparel visit, www.shesafari.com.

The National Wild Turkey Federation is a national nonprofit conservation and hunting organization that, along with its volunteers, partners and sponsors, has worked for the conservation of the wild turkey and preservation of our hunting heritage. When the NWTF was established in 1973, there were only 1.3 million wild turkeys. Today that number stands at more than seven million birds throughout North America, and hunting seasons have been established in 49 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico.

For information about The National Wild Turkey Federation, visit www.nwtf.org.

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