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Browning Introduces 1911-22 L.R. Autoloading Pistol

Morgan, Utah – In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the classic 1911 pistol designed by John M. Browning, Browning is pleased to introduce a scaled-down, 22 L.R. version of this great firearm for 2011. The new pistol is almost an exact replica of the original 1911, just smaller. The new Browning 1911-22 is proudly made in the USA. Guns shipped in 2011 will include a special first year of production collector’s certificate plus a free limited edition commemorative canvas and leather zippered pistol case.

The frame and slide of the Browning 1911-22 are machined from aluminum alloy with a matte blued finish. The barrel has a stainless steel barrel block and target crown. The new 1911-22 has a single action trigger and a straight blow back action for enhanced simplicity and reliability. Other features include fixed sights, detachable 10-round magazine, manual thumb safety and grip safety. The new Browning 1911-22 is 85% the size of the original 1911 John M. Browning design. The smaller size makes it very light and easy to handle, especially for smaller shooters.

An A1 version of the 1911-22 will be offered with a 4 ¼” barrel and 5 1/2″ sight radius that weighs 15 ½ oz. Overall length on the A1 is 7 1/8″. A Compact 1911-22 version will also be offered with a 3 5/8″ barrel and 4 7/8″ sight radius that weighs 15 oz. Overall length on the Compact is 6 1/2″. Grips on both models are brown composite.

All controls operate just as those on the original John M. Browning-designed Model 1911. New Browning Model 1911-22 L.R. A1 and Compact models have a Suggested Retail price of $599.99. Shipments are expected to start in the first quarter of 2011.

Contact:
Scott Grange scottg@browning.com or Paul Thompson pault@browning.com (801) 876-2711 ext. 3306 or 3229

The Return Of The ArmaLite Hog Gun

Geneseo, IL – - In February 2010, ArmaLite announced the return of its popular Hog Gun, the AR-10(T) Carbine. Within 10 days every one of them was gone. Now, nine months later, IT’S BACK, it’s in stock, and you can have one for this year’s hunting season.

But if you want one, don’t wait. This finely crafted weapon has been produced once again in a small batch. Quantities are limited and will not last long.

“This AR-10(T) Carbine combines the light weight and compact size of the carbine with the accuracy of the Target Model to give you a rifle that outperforms all other carbines. You will be ready on your next hunt with the easy carry and weather resistant stainless steel barrel chambered in 7.62 NATO.” says Tacticle-Life.com.

Specs:

Model: AR-10(T) Carbine with Free Float Handguard in Black
Caliber: .308/7.62mm NATO
Barrel: 16″ Stainless Steel Barrel
Rifling Twist: RH 1:11.25″
Muzzle Device: Flash Suppressor
Front Sight Base: Gas Block with Picatinny Rail
Upper Receiver: Forged Flat Top Receiver with Picatinny Rail and Forward
Assist

• Trigger: Two Stage National Match
• Overall Length: 37.5″
• Weight: 8.6 lbs
• Accuracy: 1 MOA

Included with Rifle: One 10 Round Magazine, One 20 Round Magazine, Black Case,
Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Your Price: $1,892.00 EA

About:

ArmaLite has one of the broadest product lines in the firearms industry. We manufacture and sell semiautomatic rifles in a variety of calibers including 5.56mm and 7.62mm, long range super-accurate bolt action rifles in calibers including .308 Winchester, 300 Winchester Magnum, 338 Lapua, and 50 BMG, and classic 9mm pistols. Visit: www.armalite.com.

‘TIS THE SEASON OF NIKON SAVINGS

This holiday season let Nikon help with the shopping with three promotions that will please any hunter.

Purchase a Nikon ProStaff 550 or Team Realtree 550 rangefinder between November 25 and December 24, 2010 and get a $40 mail-in rebate. During this promotion, the popular pocket-sized rangefinder will carry a special seasonal suggested retail of $189.95 and $209.95. The suggested price after the rebate is $149.95 and $169.95 (Realtree).

For a limited time, the rugged Nikon 3-9×40 Monarch UCC is only $199.95. Purchase between November 25 and December 5, 2010 from any authorized Nikon dealer and receive a $100 instant savings.

Finally, for one day only receive a $50 instant savings on one of Nikon’s most popular binocular. On Friday, November 26, 2010, purchase the 10×42 Trailblazer binocular from any authorized Nikon dealer for a special suggested retail of $99.95.

To take advantage of these savings, log ontowww.nikonpromo.com for more information.

Nikon Inc. is the U.S. distributor of Nikon sports and recreational optics, world-renowned Nikon 35mm cameras, digital cameras, speedlights and accessories, Nikkor lenses and electronic imaging products.

For more information on Nikon’s full line of Riflescopes, Binoculars, Spotting Scopes, Fieldscopes and Laser Rangefinders, please contact: Nikon Sport Optics, 1300 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville, NY 11747-3064, or call 1-800-645-6687. www.nikonhunting.com.

KOWA Genesis 44 Binoculars Produce Clear and Sharp Views

The Kowa Genesis 44 is building a reputation as the best whitetail binocular on the market and for good reason. The Genesis series binoculars are the first binoculars to use Prominar XD lenses. The pure fluorite crystal of Koa’s Prominar lens are paired with convex lenses made of glass with special dispersion properties to reduce chromatic aberration lifting optical quality to an amazing height. Even in the challenging light of dawn and dusk, this binocular produces clear and sharp views of deer at a distance.

These high performance binoculars use advanced technology to create a brighter image with high contrast and remarkable color reproduction that can’t be duplicated by a normal achromatic lens.

The Genesis 44 is waterproof and filled with dry nitrogen gas to prevent the lens from fogging. The prism is phase coated to insure sharp images and outstanding contrast. The binoculars feature C3 coating, which is far superior to aluminum or silver coating, for super bright and sharp images.

The Genesis 44 boasts a wide field of view, which is ideal for open range hunting and its close focus range on 5 feet is perfect for observing brushy wood thickets. The magnesium alloy body decreases the weight of the binocular while providing a rugged structure that can withstand the toughest hunting conditions.

The Genesis 44′s light weight, durability and clarity make it the go-to binocular for the hardcore whitetail hunter.

For more information, check out http://www.kowa-usa.com.

Browning Introduces 1911-22 L.R. Autoloading Pistol

Morgan, Utah – In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the classic 1911 pistol designed by John M. Browning, Browning is pleased to introduce a scaled-down, 22 L.R. version of this great firearm for 2011. The new pistol is almost an exact replica of the original 1911, just smaller. The new Browning 1911-22 is proudly made in the USA. Guns shipped in 2011 will include a special first year of production collector’s certificate plus a free limited edition commemorative canvas and leather zippered pistol case.

The frame and slide of the Browning 1911-22 are machined from aluminum alloy with a matte blued finish. The barrel has a stainless steel barrel block and target crown. The new 1911-22 has a single action trigger and a straight blow back action for enhanced simplicity and reliability. Other features include fixed sights, detachable 10-round magazine, manual thumb safety and grip safety. The new Browning 1911-22 is 85% the size of the original 1911 John M. Browning design. The smaller size makes it very light and easy to handle, especially for smaller shooters.

An A1 version of the 1911-22 will be offered with a 4 ¼” barrel and 5 1/2” sight radius that weighs 15 ½ oz. Overall length on the A1 is 7 1/8”. A Compact 1911-22 version will also be offered with a 3 5/8” barrel and 4 7/8” sight radius that weighs 15 oz. Overall length on the Compact is 6 1/2”. Grips on both models are brown composite.

All controls operate just as those on the original John M. Browning-designed Model 1911. New Browning Model 1911-22 L.R. A1 and Compact models have a Suggested Retail price of $599.99. Shipments are expected to start in the first quarter of 2011.

Wilson Combat Introduces Ultima Lube II

After extensive testing and development, we are pleased to announce the availability of the all-new Ultima-Lube II line of lubricants and gun care products. As the high-performance firearms experts since 1977, we truly understand the value of a top quality lubrication system to keep your guns operational in demanding, high-round count environments across a wide spectrum of environments and temperatures.

You can finally replace that box of antiquated solvents and oils that were formulated at the turn of the century with super-slick and safe Ultima-Lube II and feel the difference!

Ultima-Lube II now comes in three exceptional lubricant choices to all of meet your firearms needs and an all-new lineup of bore cleaning products developed specifically to get your bore spotless without fear of damage from harsh chemicals or abrasives.

Wilson Combat® Ultima-Lube II is a blend of petroleum and synthetic lubricants specially formulated to insure optimal performance of any firearm and inhibit wear. The unique blend of lubricating fluids has proven ideal for today’s high-round count semi-auto weapons, whether manufactured of conventional steels, aluminum alloys or stainless steel.

We have found nothing superior to Ultima-Lube II for the proper lubrication and protection of the hand-fit custom firearms that Wilson Combat® is known for.

Ultima-Lube II is also near odorless and won’t spook game while in the woods and is an excellent rust preventative.

Ultima-Lube II is available in three lubricant formulations that work in a complimentary fashion:

Ultima-Lube II Oil

Thin viscosity penetrates hard to get to areas. Ideal for cold weather use. 150° to 10° temperature range. Excellent rust preventative for firearms storage.

2 oz bottle $6.95 4 oz bottle $9.95

Ultima-Lube II Universal

All purpose lube for all types of firearms. Stays put under extreme conditions. Recommended lube for Wilson Combat® handguns. 150° to 30° temperature range.

2 oz bottle $7.95 4 oz bottle $10.95

Ultima-Lube II Grease

Ideal for heavy wear areas. Stays put under extreme conditions. Recommended lube for AR-15 bolt carrier assemblies and semi-auto rifles. 150° to 45° temperature range.

2 oz bottle $6.95 4 oz bottle $9.95
Carbon Remover

Wilson Combat® Carbon Remover is a nonflammable specially formulated material used to remove the spent carbon and firing residue from your firearm. It is especially effective on black powder residue. Carbon Remover will also loosen copper fouling. When combined with our Bore Polish, you will find no better cleaning system. Carbon Remover contains NO ammonia and will not harm metals.

4 oz bottle $7.95
Bore Polish

Wilson Combat® Bore Polish will improve the condition of bores while removing copper fouling. Bore Polish contains NO ammonia or synthetics and will not harm metals. Bore Polish will remove copper from the lands and grooves while leaving the embedded copper, in the micro fractures of the bore, alone. The result is a smooth, polished bore which needs no fouling shot to be accurate.

4 oz bottle $10.95

Contact:
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Wilson Combat
1-800-955-4856 Ext 104
tressa2@wilsoncombat.com
www.wilsoncombat.com

Smith & Wesson Introduces 75th Anniversary .357 Magnum Revolver

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (November 19, 2010) — Smith & Wesson Corp., the legendary 158-year old firearms maker, is offering collectors, hunters, and shooters a chance to own a piece of history with the introduction of a limited edition Model 27 revolver dedicated to the 75th Anniversary of the .357 Magnum®. Lavishly covered with American style scrollwork, the beautifully engraved Model 27 revolver features the hand drawn artwork of Smith & Wesson engraver David Mishichak. This stylized design, machine engraved with precision and the finest attention to detail, is a fitting tribute to the historic anniversary of this legendary cartridge.

Collaboratively developed by some of the industry’s most notable names including Elmer Keith, Colonel D.B. Wesson and Phillip Sharpe, the .357 Magnum quickly became the quintessential self defense round. Offering improved penetration along with a flatter trajectory and limited recoil, the .357 Magnum soon became the most sought after cartridge by members of law enforcement. As the popularity of the cartridge continued to rise, so did the Smith & Wesson Model 27 or as it was more commonly referred to during the period – the Registered Magnum. Soon, the revolver was found everywhere from the hips of police officers on the mean streets of Kansas City, to Texas where legendary lawman Skeeter Skelton called the Model 27 “the best all-around handgun.” The F.B.I. employed them as well; even General George S. Patton carried one into battles during World War II. Now, shooters everywhere have a chance to own their own through this limited edition anniversary model.

“Throughout the history of the company, Smith & Wesson has been a leader in many of the industry’s firsts,” said James Debney, President of Firearms Business for Smith & Wesson. “Both the .357 Magnum and the Model 27 are living examples of this and they demonstrate our company’s innovative mind-set and willingness to stretch the boundaries. The anniversary Model 27 is truly artwork on a steel canvas and it would be a welcome addition to anyone’s personal collection.”

Constructed of carbon steel and built on a large N-Frame, this six-shot .357 Magnum/.38 S&W Special revolver is available with a 6 ½ – inch barrel and a bright blued finish. Across the revolver’s barrel, frame and cylinder, elaborate engraving gives the Model 27 a striking look and sense of purpose. The classic handgun comes with engraved square-butt walnut grips, pinned patridge front sight and a micro-adjustable rear sight. Featuring a crisp single action and smooth double action trigger pull, the revolver stays true to the specifications of the original Model 27 while meeting modern shooters’ demands for accuracy and reliability. Only 500 anniversary models will be produced with a unique serial number range from SFY0001 to SFY0500. Each Model 27 will be shipped complete with a wooden glass top presentation case.

Shooting sports enthusiasts will have a chance to bid on serial number, SFY0001 of the 75th Anniversary Model 27, through a live auction on the Gunbroker.com website.

(http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=201358769)

Smith & Wesson will donate the proceeds of the auction to USA Shooting to support USA Shooting Team athletes and programs.

“Smith & Wesson has always been a strong supporter of the shooting sports and by partnering with them on this 75th Anniversary Model 27 .357 revolver, the proceeds of serial #0001 will benefit not only our athletes but also our various shooting programs,” said Buddy DuVall, USA Shooting Team Foundation Executive Director. “Each year the men and women involved with USA Shooting spend countless hours refining their skills in hopes of qualifying for the next major match and ultimately the Olympics. Through our partnership with Smith & Wesson, not only will you have the chance to own a highly collectible firearm, but you will also be able to support those athletes who represent the United States in International and Olympic shooting competitions.”

For more information on the 75th Anniversary .357 Magnum revolver, please visit www.smith-wesson.com.

About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: SWHC) is a U.S.-based, global provider of products and services for safety, security, protection and sport. The company designs and constructs facility perimeter security solutions for military and commercial applications, and delivers a broad portfolio of firearms and related training to the military, law enforcement and sports markets. SWHC companies include Smith & Wesson Corp., the globally recognized manufacturer of quality firearms; Universal Safety Response, a full-service perimeter security integrator, barrier manufacturer and installer; and Thompson/Center Arms Company, Inc., a premier designer and manufacturer of premium hunting firearms. SWHC facilities are located in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Tennessee. For more information on Smith & Wesson and its companies, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com; www.usrgrab.com; or www.tcarms.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 www.usashooting.org.

Contact:
Matt Rice, Blue Heron Communications, (800) 654-3766 or matt@blueheroncomm.com

Zeiss Announces Winter Promotions

CHESTER, VIRGINIA – The ZEISS Winter Specials Promotion is now underway just in time for the holidays. Customers who purchase any of the award-winning Victory RF Binoculars from participating ZEISS dealers between November 15, 2010 and January 31, 2011 will receive a $200 instant rebate at check out. The ZEISS Winter Specials Promotion also includes $100 instant rebates on all Victory FL Binoculars and Victory Riflescopes, except for the Victory Diarange laser rangefinding riflescopes.

“This is a way for us to say thank you to our customers and also our loyal dealers this holiday season,” said Michael Kurze, Marketing Communications Manager of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. “Everyone likes to save money when they can, and we hope this offer will allow more hunters, birders and outdoor enthusiasts to purchase ZEISS and enjoy the amazing performance of our premium optics.”

Dealers who wish to register to participate in this promotion or learn more about it may call 1-800-441-3005. Participating dealerships will be featured on the ZEISS website and given marketing support to promote this special offer.

Also, the ZEISS FIELD DAYS Promotion is still underway until December 31, 2010 and customers who purchase a Victory 8×26 T* PRF Laser Rangefinding Monocular or any of the Victory Compact Binoculars qualify for a $100 mail-in rebate.

About Carl Zeiss:

Carl Zeiss is an international group of companies in the optical and optoelectronic industries. The company has representatives in more than 30 countries. Carl Zeiss is a stock corporation which is wholly owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).

The ZEISS brand stands for innovative ideas, precision and quality for more than 160 years.
The products and services from Carl Zeiss set new standards in the Medical and Research Solutions, Industrial Solutions and Lifestyle Products markets. During fiscal year 2008/09, approx. 13,000 employees
around the globe generated revenues of EUR 2.1 billion.

As part of the Carl Zeiss Group, Carl Zeiss Sports Optics is responsible for sales, marketing and distribution of its state-of-the-art binoculars, spotting scopes, riflescopes and laser rangefinders throughout the United States.

For more information, visit: zeiss.com/sports or call 1-800-441-3005.

Contact:
Shannon S. Jackson, Press Relations (804) 343-3608 or sjackson@shannonjacksonpr.com

NEW iPHONE APP FOR NIKON’S SPOT ON™ SOFTWARE

Nikon’s ballistic matching program, Spot On, is now available as an app for your iPhone. Spot On allows users to select from the largest database of factory ammo and reloading components ever assembled to build the perfect plan for dialing in their rifle, handgun or muzzleloader. Shooters around the world now have a tool to help them match their preferred load to their style of shooting and to their style of riflescope and reticle.

“Spot On has been a huge hit with shooters and hunters around the world,” said Jon LaCorte, senior product marketing manager Nikon Sport Optics. “Now with the new iPhone app they can access it anytime they have their phone.”

Available options include:
- Detailed sight-in info to match the user’s goals
- Ballistic reports for the bullet and load
- Trajectory, field references and ballistic graphs
- Adjustable atmospheric conditions
- Adjustable magnification for the ultimate dialing-in of BDC reticles
- Determine point blank range for Nikoplex reticles with adjustable target/vital size

While nothing can replace time spent shooting on an actual range, Nikon’s Spot On technology/program allows shooters to decide from thousands of load and sight -in options for specific hunts or shooting styles. Never before have so many variables been brought into one tool for rifleshooters.

Nikon’s Spot On app is available as a download from the iTunes app store for $4.99. Spot On is also available to use for free at nikonhunting.com/spoton.

Nikon Inc. is the U.S. distributor of Nikon sports and recreational optics, world-renowned Nikon 35mm cameras, digital cameras, speedlights and accessories, Nikkor lenses and electronic imaging products.

For more information on Nikon’s full line of Riflescopes, Binoculars, Spotting Scopes, Fieldscopes and Laser Rangefinders, please contact: Nikon Sport Optics, 1300 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville, NY 11747-3064, or call 1-800-645-6687. www.nikonhunting.com.

Smith & Wesson BODYGUARD First Edition Sets Available

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Smith & Wesson Corp., the legendary 158-year old firearms maker, has started shipments of the new BODYGUARD 38 and BODYGUARD 380 First Edition firearm sets. The limited edition sets feature one BODYGUARD pistol and one BODYGUARD revolver with corresponding serial numbers and laser engraving.

The pistol and revolver are shipped with a wooden, glass topped, felt lined display case and commemorative coin. The glass is laser etched with the wording “Smith & Wesson BODYGUARD First Edition, One of 2,000.” Collectors and shooting sports enthusiasts will also have a chance to bid on the first BODYGUARD pistol (CBG 0001) and revolver (RBG 0001) set through a live auction on the Gunbroker.com website.

(http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=201339786)

Proceeds from the auction will be donated to USA Shooting to help support USA Shooting Team athletes and programs.

Engineered from the ground up as the ultimate personal protection firearms, the BODYGUARD 380 pistols and 38 revolvers offer consumers a reliable, lightweight, compact and concealable option for self defense purposes. Featuring an innovative design, integrated laser sights and a host of custom features, the BODYGUARDs helped reshape the criteria of concealed carry firearms.

“Since their introduction, the BODYGUARDs have provided consumers with a new standard when selecting a firearm for either personal protection or concealed carry applications,” said James Debney, President of Firearms Business for Smith & Wesson. “By offering enhanced features, quality components and an ergonomic design, consumers can now select the best option to match their personal protection needs. With the availability of the BODYGUARD First Edition sets, shooters everywhere can enjoy the ultimate self defense package while at the same time owning a piece of Smith & Wesson’s newest legacy.”

Both the BODYGUARD 380 pistol and 38 revolver are laser engraved with the wording “First Edition” across the firearm. On the semi-automatic pistol, the “First Edition” appears on the right side of the slide in white engraved lettering. On the revolver, the wording has been placed above the trigger guard on the left side of the frame. Each firearm will also be shipped with a soft carry case featuring the “First Edition” monogram. Only 2,000 of these sets will be available for purchase. Those interested in owning the First Edition set (CBG 0001 and RBG 0001), are encouraged to view the live auction being hosted at Gunbroker.com. Smith & Wesson will donate the proceeds of the auction to help support the USA Shooting Team as they prepare for the 2012 Olympics in London.

“USA Shooting is pleased to partner with Smith & Wesson on the First Edition BODYGUARD sets with the proceeds of serial #0001 benefiting our athletes and programs,” said Buddy DuVall, USA Shooting Team Foundation Executive Director. “This is a unique opportunity to obtain a highly collectible Smith & Wesson firearm set while at the same time supporting the athletes that represent the United States in International and Olympic shooting competitions.”

For more information on the BODYGUARD First Edition sets, please visit www.smith-wesson.com.

About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: SWHC) is a U.S.-based, global provider of products and services for safety, security, protection and sport. The company designs and constructs facility perimeter security solutions for military and commercial applications, and delivers a broad portfolio of firearms and related training to the military, law enforcement and sports markets. SWHC companies include Smith & Wesson Corp., the globally recognized manufacturer of quality firearms; Universal Safety Response, a full-service perimeter security integrator, barrier manufacturer and installer; and Thompson/Center Arms Company, Inc., a premier designer and manufacturer of premium hunting firearms. SWHC facilities are located in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Tennessee. For more information on Smith & Wesson and its companies, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com; www.usrgrab.com; or www.tcarms.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 www.usashooting.org.

Contact:
Matt Rice, Blue Heron Communications (800) 654-3766 or matt@blueheroncomm.com

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