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Crimson Trace® Wins Award of Excellence at NASGW

(Orlando, FL)The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers this week recognized Crimson Trace with its prestigious Award of Excellence in Accessory Manufacturing. The award is presented in four categories of firearms, ammunition, optics and accessories and is earned only by companies who demonstrate outstanding commitment to their distributor network.

“This award validates the enormous effort we put into servicing our dealers and the value we place on their effort’” said Jeff Goddard, Director of Sales for Crimson Trace. “What makes this award special is that it’s decided by the distributors themselves, so we’re enormously honored to be chosen by the people who provide the link to the end user.” Companies are selected based on the level of service they provide, their marketing and sales support and overall product quality.

The award was presented at the 39th annual Expo and Meeting in Orlando, which is the primary venue for hunting, sporting goods and shooting sports wholesalers and industry sales professionals. The event marks the start of the busy season for the firearms industry and is regarded as a gauge for the rest of the year. “We’re looking forward to another period of exceptional sales and some great new product launches in the next few months,” said Goddard. “Crimson Trace will continue its firm commitment to our distribution network and we anticipate expanding both the breadth and depth of our relationships in 2013.” Some of the products the company will bring to market was shown by Goddard and his staff at the Expo. These included the new Defender Series™ line of value-driven sights, as well as the first compact green Lasergrips®.

Crimson Trace is the acknowledge industry leader in the laser sights category and is based in Wilsonville, Ore. It’s award-winning products include the Lasergrips® line of Instinctively Activated™ sights which are proudly designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA.

Iain Harrison
1-800-442-2406 x1303

Crimson Trace’s Revolutionary Green Lasergrips® Coming Soon

(Wilsonville, OR) Crimson Trace will launch five new Lasergrips which feature the industry’s smallest green diode before the end of the year. This groundbreaking technology raises the bar when it comes to size, battery life, temperature stability and visibility in all levels of lighting conditions.

Utilizing the company’s patented Instinctive Activation™, models will be available for 1911 full size and compact frames, Glock full size and compact frames and the Smith & Wesson J-Frame revolver. All five of these models will be available in December through normal distribution and from www.crimsontrace.com, starting at $299.

Although the human eye perceives green lasers as being brighter, until now they have had several drawbacks when it came to power consumption, performance in cold weather and overall size. Crimson Trace has solved all of these by developing an entirely new laser package, no larger than the tried and tested red version currently used in its award-winning Lasergrips. “We have been anticipating and perfecting this line of green Lasergrips over this past year,” explained Kent Thomas, Director of Marketing for Crimson Trace. “Our goal was to deliver the most visible and consistent green laser available on the market in our flagship platform and we’re proud to have accomplished everything we set out to do.” Finding holstershttp://www.crimsontrace.com/products/type/custom-holsters to accommodate firearms equipped with these green Lasergrips is simple as the grips do not interfere with most standard holster options.

All Lasergrips models are pre sighted from the factory at 50′ and are fully adjustable by the user to fine tune it to their chosen self defense ammunition. Featuring the most powerful laser allowable by law, the units offer an industry leading 2 hour run time on two, easily replaced #2032 batteries.

All Crimson Trace products are proudly designed, engineered and built in the USA.

Iain Harrison
1-800-442-2406 x1303

LaserMax launches CenterFire™ Laser for Ruger® LCR® revolver

LaserMax has announced they are shipping their CenterFire laser for the Ruger LCR revolver. The new laser is compatible with all three Ruger LCR calibers (.22, .380 and .357) and adds to the already available Ruger pistol offering which includes the Ruger LCP and LC9.

The CenterFire laser for the Ruger LCR revolver offers seamless integration with the firearm to allow owners the benefits and confidence a laser provides without added bulk or sacrificed concealability. Controlled Activation™ gives users the confidence to control their situation – letting them choose when the laser turns on and won’t reveal their position while unholstering, reloading or on the move. The laser mounts directly to the frame without changing out parts – user installed in minutes. The constant red laser beam sits just under the bore for the highest accuracy and prevents the user’s finger from blocking the beam. Like all CenterFire Lasers, it sells for $129 MSRP. Orders will begin shipping on November 9, 2012 allowing retailers the opportunity to capitalize on the forthcoming holiday season.

“We are excited to have worked with Ruger to develop a laser solution that seamlessly integrates with the LCR,” says Kurt Worden, VP of Sales. “It also offers the many Ruger LCR customers a laser as reliable as their revolver.”

LaserMax is a leading innovator and manufacturer of high quality laser sight systems. For more than 20 years, the company has provided the most technologically advanced laser products for military, law enforcement agencies and commercial markets worldwide. LaserMax additionally delivers industry leading laser products and optical systems for semiconductor, aerospace, biomedical applications, and telecommunications. LaserMax is a WOSB (8m) certified and ISO 9001:2008 certified small business.

LUCID Partners with Strelok+ Ballistic Calculator for Mobile Devices

RIVERTON, WY LUCID, LLC. Is proud to be one of the most recent additions to the offering of reticles offered within the field tested and super accurate ballistic trajectory calculator from Igor Borisov.

The LUCID L5 Rifle Scope is currently offered in a robust 6-24×50 configuration, featuring the L5 Reticle, which is a simple and clean MOA based reticle with meaningful BDC dots measured in MOA, as well as windage marks measured in standard wind values for precision shooting.

Strelok is a full featured mobile device application offering super accurate ballistic calculations with a “spot on” graphical representation of where the shot will place within the field of view given a detailed set of operator entered data.

Strelok on Android Market: http://www.borisov.mobi/StrelokPlus

Strelok For Apple devices:http://itunes.apple.com/app/istrelok/id319662395?mt=8

LUCID will be show casing this optic and the Strelok application at the 2013 Shot Show in Las Vegas (Booth# 1825, Lower Hall G). If you are attending the show please come by and see how this combination will increase the down range accuracy and confidence of most any shooter.

Find more about LUCID on line at: www.mylucidgear.com.

Jason Wilson

Burris Shipping Eliminator II and III LaserScopes

GREELEY, Colo. (November 5, 2012) – Burris is pleased to announce that the much anticipated Eliminator II and Eliminator III LaserScopes are now being shipped to dealers across the country. The new 3.5x-10x-50 Eliminator LaserScope, which was introduced in August, started shipping in October.

“After seeing the overwhelming success of the original Eliminator LaserScope, we are very excited for hunters and shooters to begin experiencing our most sophisticated yet easy to use automated-trajectory-compensation system of the newest generation of Eliminator scopes,” said Rob Siemers, general manager. “With three new Eliminator LaserScopes from which to choose, we have one that will fit the needs and budgets of most every shooter. And we have them in stock, ready to ship.”

The new family of Eliminator LaserScopes offers hunters and shooters a broader choice and variety of options that take the guesswork out of long-distance shooting. From the very basic necessities of the 3.5x-10x-40mm Eliminator with a .3 MOA dot; to the remotely activated 4x-12x-42mm Eliminator II with a 999-yard range at any magnification; to the top-of-the-line 4x-16x-50mm Eliminator III with its new X96 windage-compensation reticle, remote ranging at any magnification out to 1,200 yards, sleek new design and enhanced extreme-range ballistic programming, Burris has a LaserScope that will dramatically increase confidence and accuracy in the field.

The suggested retail prices of the 3.5x-10x-40mm Eliminator, the 4x-12x-42mm Eliminator II and the 4x-16x-50mm Eliminator III are $799, $999 and $1,499, respectively.

Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Greeley, Colo., the Burris Company offers a complete line of premium optics which includes riflescopes for hunting, competition, law enforcement and military; handgun scopes; binoculars; spotting scopes; mounts and accessories. For more information, write to the Burris Company, 920 54th Avenue, Ste. 200, Greeley, CO 80634. For detailed product information, visit the company website atwww.burrisoptics.com. Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BurrisOptics.

Karen Lutto  (830) 755-4308

Mike Nischalke  (703) 380-3595

Website: www.hunteroc.com

Open Box by Webyshops: LEUPOLD VX-6 2-12×42 Rifle Scope

LEUPOLD VX-6 2-12×42 Rifle Scope, Duplex Reticle, Matte Black (111977)

To place an order email cs@webyshops.com. Copy and past the following into the subject line of your email: Interested in Open Box Item LEU-111977. Alternatively, call  800-851-9329between 8 am and 6 pm Central Standard Time to place your order.

$800.00 (Regular price: $899.99)

Deal of the Day: GOAL ZERO Escape 30m Solar Panel Briefcase

From the beach to the campground, with the GOAL ZERO Escape 30m Solar Panel Briefcase, 30 Watt (22003), you can capture solar energy and convert it into useful power that you can store and use.

Featuring a sturdy body, the unit easily folds into a sleek and portable briefcase, making transportation safe and easy. And when combined with the Escape 150, this handy 30-watt unit can provide electricity to lights and small appliances or recharge communication devices.

LUCID announces the NEW LUCID GEN III HD7 Red Dot Sight

November 8, 2012 – RIVERTON, WY –  LUCID, LLC. refines the highly successful HD7 Red Dot Sight. The NEW Generation III unit will be available December 2012.

Since the HD7’s initial offering in 2009, the HD7 Red Dot Sight in GEN II has been tested, reviewed and proven by Law enforcement and Military personnel as well as recreational and competitive shooters. The HD7 has proven to be a high quality red dot sight with features and benefits that far surpass the expectations of the product’s price point.

Lucid has taken all constructive feedback from the market and developed a short list of product refinements for the GEN III HD7 Red Dot Sight. These refinements include a new reticle set. The HD7 will be keeping the single dot and the dot and doughnut reticles while the crosshair and circle crosshair reticles will be discontinued.  A chevron style reticle for super-fast target acquisition and a ballistic compensating reticle designed around the 55gn .223REM ammunition will serve as replacement for the discontinued styles.

Additional new features on the NEW GEN III HD7 Red Dot Sight include capped elevation and windage turrets for an added ease of function and an extra level of protection to the optics zero adjustment. The Gen III HD7 will also have the ability to accept a “Kill flash” accessory.

It is important to note that these refinements will be made to the HD7 as an “in-line” change and will not have any effect on the price point of the product.

LUCID will be showcasing the new GEN III HD7 Red Dot Sight at the 2013 Shot Show in Las Vegas (Booth# 1825, Lower Hall G). If you are attending the show please come by to view Lucid’s products including the new GEN III HD7.

Find more about LUCID on line at: www.mylucidgear.com

Open Box by Webyshops: LEUPOLD Alumina Flip-Back Lens Kit

LEUPOLD Alumina Flip-Back Lens Kit 50mm & Standard EP (62995)

To place an order email cs@webyshops.com. Copy and past the following into the subject line of your email: Interested in Open Box Item LEU-62995. Alternatively, call  800-851-9329between 8 am and 6 pm Central Standard Time to place your order.

$62.00 (Regular price: $79.90)

Deal of the Day by Webyshops: Eotech 512 Holosight

The EOTECH 512 Holographic Weapon Sight, 65 MOA Ring/1 MOA Dot Reticle, AA Battery (512.A65/1) is the most popular model HWS. This tactical optic is perfect for agencies that want the best in CQB speed and versatility, without the need for night vision compatibility.

This EOTech Holographic Weapon Sight (HWS) is the 1st electro-optic sighting system to apply holographic technology to small and medium-sized weapon platforms. When used in Close Quarters Battle (CQB) environments, this revolutionary weapon optic delivers amazing speed and accuracy gains, uncompromising use of peripheral vision, leaves no muzzle-side optical signature and is packaged in a compact, durable unit.

Now deployed with elite Special Forces and SWAT teams the world over, the EOTech Holosight deliver vastly improved shooting performance for all levels of operators.

The standard reticle is a 65 MOA ring with alignment ticks and a 1 MOA aiming dot. The large, open ring is the key to the lightning quick eye recognition and unmatched target acquisition speed. Alternately, the 1 MOA can be used for precision aiming at distances as far as 500 yards where it only covers 5″ of the target scene. The reticle demonstrates its versatility for a host of close quarter and long range engagement scenarios. There is no compromise between speed and precision accuracy.

This model Holographic Weapon Sight mounts to any universal Picatinny mounting rail (supports standard Weaver dovetail) with an integral mounting platform for adaptation to user preferred eye relief.

The EOTech Holo Sight can interface to any standard issue M16 or M4 variant in either a fixed carry handle or flattop receiver, and with no modifications to the weapon. The M16 and M4 mounting platforms provide for the functionally critical aspect of co-witnessing the iron sights within the HWS’s Heads Up Display while maintaining the operator’s critical check weld position.

The 512 Holographic Weapon Sight has been designed and tested to provide consistent, reliable performance, even in the most hostile operating environments. This HWS is waterproof (submersible to 10 feet depth), fogproof, shockproof, and withstands extreme temperature variations.

WARNING: This Holographic Weapon Sight is controlled under the U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and may not be exported without proper authorization by the U.S. Department of State.