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Leupold’s® New VX®-1 Riflescopes Offer More for the Money

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Designed to provide hunters and shooters with best-in-class riflescopes, Leupold’s 2012 VX®-1 line offers a variety of new features at prices that essentially remain the same as those for VX-I in 2011.

“VX-1 replaces the VX-I (Roman numeral designation) line and has features that were formerly reserved for higher-end Golden Ring® riflescopes,” said Pat Mundy, communications manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “No other scopes in VX-1′s class can match its quality, performance and value, especially since we were able to hold the line on price.”

Leupold’s Quantum Optical System™ highlights the new VX-1. Tailored specifically for this riflescope line, the system includes lead-free, precision-ground and polished lenses with Leupold’s exclusive Multicoat 4® coatings for enhanced resolution, clarity and contrast. Carefully positioned in optimum relationship to each other, the lenses deliver up to 92 percent total light transmission.

Other features include finger-adjustable, ¼-MOA click windage and elevation dials that allow quick zeroing and easy adjustment in the field. The power selector ring incorporates a tactile indicator, making it easy to grasp and turn even while wearing gloves. A fast-focus eyepiece with a low-profile lock ring makes reticle focus easy to achieve and maintain.

VX-1 sports modern styling with a gold-plated Leupold® medallion highlighting the exterior design. Like all Golden Ring riflescopes, VX-1 is waterproof, shockproof and fog proof.

Magnifications in the VX-1 line include 2-7x33mm, 3-9x40mm, 3-9x50mm and

4-12x40mm, with a variety of reticle and finish options for different hunting styles, game and ranges. The line also includes Shotgun/Muzzleloader and Rimfire models. Suggested retail prices range from $210 to $320.

Built for rugged use with a one-inch maintube manufactured from 6061-T6 aircraft-quality aluminum alloy, VX-1 is covered by Leupold’s Full Lifetime Guarantee.

For more information, visit a local dealer, go to www.leupold.com or call 1-800-LEUPOLD.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., the preeminent American-owned optics company, employs hundreds of people in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility near Beaverton, Ore. Family owned and operated, Leupold offers products that are sold worldwide to hunters, competitive shooters, American military warfighters, law enforcement personnel and wildlife observers. The product line includes rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; trail cameras; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories.

Contact:
Patrick Mundy (503) 526-1467 or pmundy@leupold.com
Jeff Patterson, Swanson Russell, (402) 437-6410 or jeffp@swansonrussell.com

Leupold’s® New VX®-2 Riflescopes Make a Quantum Leap

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Leupold® has replaced its VX®-II (Roman numeral designation) riflescope line with new VX-2 models that offer even greater optical performance and value for hunters and shooters.

With no increase from the 2011 prices for VX-II riflescopes, VX-2 has a number of new features including Leupold’s exclusive Quantum Optical System™, which is specially designed to make the most of available light.

“VX-2 takes this class of riflescopes to another level,” said Pat Mundy, communications manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “Hunters and shooters can expect superior performance and quality that helps them be successful in the field, at close or long ranges, under most any conditions.”

The Quantum Optical System is tailored specifically for VX-2, and includes lead-free, precision-ground and edge blackened lenses with Leupold’s exclusive Index Matched lens coatings for superior resolution, clarity and contrast. Carefully positioned in optimum relationship to each other, the lenses deliver up to 94 percent total light transmission. Exterior lens surfaces with DiamondCoat™ resist abrasion.

Other key features are an externally threaded fast-focus eyepiece and finger-adjustable, ¼-MOA (one cm on German #4 reticle models) click windage and elevation dials that enable quick, easy zeroing. Select VX-2 models are available with Custom Dial System (CDS®) elevation dials or high-profile target adjustment knobs for long-range shooting precision.

An all-new one-inch maintube features an advanced power selector design incorporating a tactile power indicator and easy-to-read numbers. Leupold’s second-generation waterproofing utilizes an exclusive Argon/Krypton gas blend that resists thermal shock and ensures a fog-free image.

VX-2 riflescopes come with a variety of reticle and finish options for different hunting styles, game and ranges. Leupold’s exclusive Ballistics Aiming System® reticle options for hunters include the LR Duplex® and LRV Duplex®. VX-2 magnifications include 1-4x20mm, 2-7x33mm, 3-9x40mm, 3-9x50mm, 4-12x40mm and 4-12x50mm. For parallax adjustment control, there are also 4-12x40mm Adjustable Objective, 6-18x40mm Adjustable Objective and 6-18x40mm Adjustable Objective Target models. In addition, Ultralight™ and Rimfire models are offered.

VX-2 riflescopes have modern, sleek lines and sport a stylish gold-plated Leupold medallion. Each comes with a protective cover. Suggested retail prices range from $300 to $600.

Built for rugged use and years of service, VX-2 is covered by Leupold’s Full Lifetime Guarantee. For more information, visit a local dealer, go to www.leupold.com or call 1-800-LEUPOLD.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., the preeminent American-owned optics company, employs hundreds of people in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility near Beaverton, Ore. Family owned and operated, Leupold offers products that are sold worldwide to hunters, competitive shooters, American military warfighters, law enforcement personnel and wildlife observers. The product line includes rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; trail cameras; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories.

Contact:
Patrick Mundy (503) 526-1467 or pmundy@leupold.com
Jeff Patterson, Swanson Russell, (402) 437-6410 or jeffp@swansonrussell.com

New 5.11 Products Debuted at SHOT Show 2012

New 5.11 Products Debuted at SHOT Show 2012

Carl Zeiss Sports Optics Introduces the CONQUEST Superformance™ with Rapid-Z™

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CHESTER, Va., January 11, 2012 – Carl Zeiss Sports Optics has partnered with Hornady® Manufacturing to combine the success of two great brands and products into an easy-to-use, long-range shooting package. The new CONQUEST Superformance ™ riflescope with Rapid-Z™ reticle is the perfect “no thought, no fuss” solution for hunters seeking an easier way to hit long-distance targets accurately. The CONQUEST Superformance ™ with Rapid-Z™ combines the legendary engineering and optical performance of ZEISS CONQUEST riflescopes and the proven accuracy and dependability of Hornady Superformance™ ammunition into one accurate and easy-to-use package. A shooter just needs to match a select Hornady Superformance™ caliber and bullet weight with one of the six select ZEISS CONQUEST Superformance™ riflescopes. (See table below). Then simply mount and zero the rifle for 200 yards, place the scope on maximum power, and start hitting targets with Hornady Superformance™ ammunition time after time. CONQUEST Superformance™ riflescopes are available with Rapid-Z™ 600 and Rapid-Z™ 800 reticles only. This simple, intuitive concept means less time fussing with gear and calculations and more time hunting and shooting successfully. “We are excited about bringing these two powerful brands together, especially combining such successful and popular products as Rapid-Z™ and Superformance™,” said Robert J. Kaleta, Director of Communications and Technical Operations for Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. “This is an out-of-the-box “slap and go” solution that makes long-distance shooting quick, easy and accurate.”

Contact for media and press relations Shannon Jackson, Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, Phone: +1 (804) 343-3608, Email: sjackson@zeiss.com www.zeiss.com/press Carl Zeiss The Carl Zeiss Group is a leading group of companies operating worldwide in the optical and opto-electronic industries. Carl Zeiss offers innovative solutions for the future-oriented markets of Medical and Research Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Eye Care and Lifestyle Products. During fiscal year 2009/10 the group of companies generated revenues of around EUR 2.98 billion. From fiscal year 2010/11 onward, eyeglass lens manufacturer Carl Zeiss Vision will be integrated as an autonomous business group (revenues of EUR 880 million in fiscal year 2009/10). The Carl Zeiss Group now has approximately 24,000 employees, including more than 10,000 in Germany. The Carl Zeiss business groups hold leading positions in their markets. Carl Zeiss AG, Oberkochen, is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation). Carl Zeiss Sports Optics Carl Zeiss Sports Optics is a leading, international provider of premium sports optics and part of the Consumer Optics / Optronics Group of Carl Zeiss. Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, LLC is responsible for sales, marketing and distribution of its state-of-the-art binoculars, spotting scopes, riflescopes and laser rangefinders throughout the United States and Canada. The North American headquarter is located in Chester, Virginia.

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2012 SHOT Show – Vortex Crossfire Rifle Scopes

2012 SHOT Show – Vortex Crossfire Rifle Scopes

Streamlight® Launches SL-20L™ and SL-20LP™ Flashlights

EAGLEVILLE, PA – January 17, 2012 - Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting equipment, today introduced the SL-20L™ and SL-20LP™ rechargeable flashlights. The new lights are among the most powerful rechargeable handheld duty lights the company offers for law enforcement professionals and others who require extremely bright light in work environments.

Both of the new full-sized, professional grade lights use a C4® LED to deliver up to 350 lumens measured system output, and 60,000 candela peak beam intensity for long- range beam distance. The lights also feature a deep-dish parabolic reflector, which optimizes peripheral illumination while providing a tight, focused beam.

“These are incredibly powerful lights for law enforcement and other personnel in the field, offering both the power and durability first responders need while on patrol,” said Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah. “Not only do they provide the latest in LED technology, but they also are fully rechargeable, resulting in among the lowest operating costs of any full-sized flashlight on the market.”

Each of the lights offers three microprocessor-controlled, variable intensity modes, as well as a strobe setting. On the high setting, the lights deliver 350 lumens and two hours of continuous run time. On the medium setting, they provide 160 lumens and four hours of run time, and on low, they offer 10 lumens and 50 hours of run time. The run time for strobe mode is four hours for each. The C4 LED is impervious to shock and has a 50,000 hour lifetime.

The SL-20L and SL-20LP lights weigh 1.7 and 1.3 pounds, and measure 13.1 and 13.2 inches in length, respectively. The SL-20L is constructed from machined aircraft-grade aluminum with a Type II anodized finish and is available in black. The SL-20LP is made of lightweight, impact-resistant nylon polymer designed with a non-slip rubber comfort grip. This model is available in high-visibility yellow, safety orange or non-glare black.

Both lights are available with either a 5-cell, 6.0 Volt Ni-Cd or Ni-MH sub-C battery that is rechargeable up to 1,000 times. An illuminated switch housing indicates charging status, displaying a steady light for charging and a blinking light when charging is complete.

Both models feature a multi-function, push-button barrel switch, which allows for one-handed operation of the momentary, variable intensity or strobe modes.

The SL-20L and SL-20LP are backed by Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. The SL-20L has a MSRP of $223.00 and the SL-20LP has a MSRP of $181.00 with multiple charging options.

Headquartered in Eagleville, PA, Streamlight, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high-performance lighting equipment for professional automotive, fire fighting, law enforcement, military, industrial and outdoor applications. Streamlight is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. For additional information, please call (800) 523-7488 or visit http://www.streamlight.com.

Media Contact:
Mary Ellen Giangiulio
Streamlight, Inc.
800-523-7488 phone 800-220-7007 fax
610-631-0600 phone 610-631-0712 fax

Melissa M. Nichols
M. NICHOLS
610-640-4528 phone
610-640-4161 www.streamlight.com
Melissa@mnicholscomm.com

Introducing the Barnett Ghost 400

The most technically advanced crossbow to hit the market, the Ghost 400 is no doubt the flagship of the Barnett line, perfectly blending performance and comfort leaving nothing for want.

The Ghost 400 Carbonlite leads the industry with raw power, shooting at lightning speeds of 400+ fps. This bow features Barnett’s proprietary New Carbon Riser Technology (CRT) and it is by far the lightest and strongest in its class. Barnett has the only patent-protected, ultralight, super-strong Carbon riser available for Crossbows, and it boasts an incredible 5-to-1 safety factor.

The Ghost 400 provides one of the smoothest shots available thanks to the CNC machined aluminum flight track and the 3.5# Trigger pull. Additionally, the Anti-Dry Fire (ADF) trigger assures the safest experience available and delivers maximum accuracy down range . The Ghost 400 is also equipped with Barnett’s over-molded laminated limbs technology called AVI (Anti-Vibration Isolation). This reduces noise and vibration up to 30%. The Crosswire® strings and cable system come standard on the Barnett Ghost 400 while also submitting to Barnett’s proprietary process called Cable Armor. This process increases the longevity of the the strings and cables significantly.

The Ghost 400 package comes with three 22″ custom carbon arrows by Easton, Barnett’s new Talon crossbow sling, the New Carbon Cross® 3-arrow quiver with Hip attachment, a rope-cocking device and finally a premium paper-sighted illuminated scope.

BJ Wolf, brand manager for Barnett Crossbows, explains, “There was a lot of sweat equity put into bringing the Ghost 400 to market, but it was a labor of love. The entire team did an awesome job and was able to keep focus by remembering one of the main goals we have for every project we work on; give the consumer what they want, NOT what you think they want. The Ghost 400 will exceed your expectations all around. ”

Features at a glance:
Ultralight CRT© (Carbon) Riser
AVi – Anti Vibration Technology Limbs
Barnett Custom Composite Laminated Limbs
ADF (Anti Dry Fire) Trigger Safety System
MIM (Metal Injection Mold) Tightly Toleranced Trigger
CNC Machined Aluminum Flight Track
CNC Machined 7/8″ Picatinny Rail
Barnett Talon Crossbow Sling
Rope Cocking Device included
Allows for the Integration of a Crank Cocking Device
Specs:
8 lbs WEIGHT
38″ LENGTH
24″ WIDTH
22″ ARROW LENGTH

For more information please visit them online at www.barnettcrossbows.com
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2012 Crimson Trace Product Preview

“Here is a short preview of the exciting new products Crimson Trace debuted at the 2012 Shot Show.  Purchase your Crimson Trace from Webyshops.com.”

2012 Crimson Trace Product Preview

LaserLyte Laser Trainer Cartridge

LaserLyte Laser Trainer Cartridge

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