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Webyshops Begins Selling Firearms And Ammunition Online

ARLINGTON, Texas, March 6, 2014: Outdoor retailer Webyshops.com has announced that they will begin selling firearms and ammunition to all US online customers. With this recent move, Webyshops challenges the likes of other online firearm and ammunition retailers like Midway USA, Brownells, and Cheaper Than Dirt.

Webyshops CEO Mikhail Orlov recently commented on his excitement about venturing into online firearm and ammunition sales:

“While firearm sales in general and online specifically are a hot political topic today, the industry is lacking companies that can do it in full compliance with Federal and State laws while also delivering an exceptional shopping and customer service experience. We believe we can do both.”

Orlov went on to further describe how rare it is to find a reliable online retailer for firearms and ammunition: “Google and Amazon are starting to shun businesses in the shooting industry by removing product listings and shutting down ads that focus on gun accessories and parts. We see this as an opportunity to fill in the void and provide law abiding citizens with access to exceptional values on firearms, ammunition, scopes, and other accessories from over 300 brands and 250,000 SKUs.”

Part of their new online sales campaign involves educating the consumer on the legal and safe way to acquire firearms from legitimate sources at prices unmatched by big box stores. Now customers can easily follow their guidelines to make the process painless. Once approved for transfer, a customer can have the firearm of their choice shipped to an authorized FFL certificate holder or dealer in just a matter of days.

What are the advantages of purchasing a firearm online from Webyshops? Unlike most stores that have high cost of retail space, Webyshops maintains lower prices on their inventory because they operate more like Sam’s Club or Costco. In addition, Webyshops is electronically connected to key manufacturers and distributors in the outdoor industry. This gives customers an insider opportunity to buy direct at almost wholesale prices. Webyshops’ strong connectivity also translates into inventory that covers not hundreds, but thousands of firearms and accessories. Because of their diversified product offering, Webyshops customer service representatives can find gun parts based on the year and model of a firearm. Think an automotive parts store solution for firearms and outdoor equipment.

ABOUT WEBYSHOPS

Like many prominent retail sites on the web, you can trace the origins of Webyshops to a small home office. Founded by a tight knit group of outdoor retail industry veterans in 2010, CEO Orlov and associates noticed there was a gap between sites that were selling firearms and sites that were focused on general outdoor gear. The former typically looked homemade and lacked the functionality consumers expect. The latter did not offer the shooting products that Webyshops’ founders considered to be in high demand. Building on the formula that customers want knowledge and direction alongside low prices, site functionality, and good design, Webyshops began by exclusively selling sports optics. Success soon saw the company expand to the entirety of the outdoor equipment market. Today they are committed to being the personal gear outfitter for every variety of shooter and outdoor explorer. In addition to their ever-growing list of online products, Webyshops also maintains a spacious Show Room at their Arlington, Texas headquarters.

For more information on how to purchase firearms online from Webyshops visit: How To Buy A Firearm Online.

CCI® Introduces New Tactical .22 Long Rifle Load for AR-Style Rifles

LEWISTON, Idaho. – May 31, 2011 – CCI® now offers a load specifically for AR-style rifles-new .22 Long Rifle AR-Tactical. Shooters can find these accurate and affordable bullets on store shelves now.

Consistent Performance
These new rounds are built to CCI’s high standards. AR-Tactical bullets offer excellent accuracy–including 1.5 inches at 100 yards for 10-shot groups in factory testing. Testing also was conducted specifically for common law enforcement and military Smith & Wesson M&P 15/22 firearms. This testing confirmed the performance that tactical users require.

Optimized Design
A CCI case, primer and bullet lube combine with clean-burning powder to provide tactical-grade performance. The 40-grain rounds are a target bullet with a copper-plated round nose (CPRN) for smooth feeding. Tactical shooters can blast through an entire magazine without worrying of a glitch in feeding or on-target performance. A speed of 1200 fps allows for excellent accuracy with low recoil.

“These new .22 Long Rifle AR-Tactical rounds are a great value to all shooters,” said Brand Director Rick Stoeckel. “Our rigorous testing came back with impressive results, showing that these guns like a heavier bullet with a relatively low muzzle velocity. Now we are ready to meet the rising demand of AR-style shooters.”

AR-Tactical is available in 375-count loose packed, re-closeable boxes. To learn more about the new rounds and the entire CCI lineup, visit www.CCI-ammunition.com

Part No. Description
0953 .22 Long Rifle 40-grain CPRN AR Tactical 1200 fps

About CCI®
Dick Speer founded Cascade Cartridge, Inc. in 1951 next to the Snake River in Lewiston, Idaho. The company manufactured and marketed centerfire primers for government use in its infancy. CCI now develops them for sporting applications as part of ATK Security and Sporting and is the world leader in rimfire products. The company also produces shotshells, industrial powerloads and Blazer centerfire handgun ammunition. For more information, visit www.cci-ammunition.com

Contact:
Tim Brandt, CCI (800) 332-2342 (ext 3833) or pressroom@atk.com

Lightfield’s New MAG-20 Hard Hitting 20 Gauge

In the past few years the 20 ga. shotgun slug has been getting a lot of attention. Improvements in performance that trickled down from the 12 ga. technology, combined with lighter guns and less recoil than the 12 ga., have given the 20 ga. a significantly greater presence in the deer woods.

The typical 20 ga. sabot slug, based on a 45-caliber pistol bullet design, is more efficient than a 12 ga. In terms of ballistics. In fact, on paper, the ballistics of today’s 3″ 20 ga. designs match those of most 2 ¾” 12 ga. in the deer woods.

Pretty impressive stuff. But all of the new age 20 ga. rounds must now line up behind the biggest, most devastating 20 ga. on the market – the unique red hull Lightfield Hybred Mag-20.

The newest Lightfield round has industry leading ballistics which are real world figures derived from shooting shoulder fired guns with 24″ production barrels as opposed to competitors’ figures from extremely tight, air-gauged, 30″ test machine fired in climate controlled tunnels.

Combine that with the world class accuracy of Lightfield’s Hybred technology and you’ve got the ultimate 20 ga. slug. To set the best performing slug apart fro the rest of the 20 ga. field, Lightfield is loading the Mag-20 in a flaming red hull instead of the traditional yellow.

The Lightfield Hybred Mag-20 slug fills the entire bore with a thin, two-piece plastic sabot gripping the rifling and imparting stabilizing spin on the slug. At setback (the moment of ignition), the soft, all lead Hybred slug swells to fill any bore, making it accurate in virtually all guns.

For a press kit or more information on Lightfield go to www.LITFLD.com or contact Brian Smith at (800)708-2850.

Contact:
Brian Smith
Ph: 800-708-2850
bsmith@LITFLD.com

Lightfield’s New Mag-20 Is The Biggest, Hardest Hitting 20-Gauge On The Market Today

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In the past few years the 20 ga. shotgun slug has been getting a lot of attention. Improvements in performance that trickled down from the 12 ga. technology, combined with lighter guns and less recoil than the 12 ga., have given the 20 ga. a significantly greater presence in the deer woods.

The typical 20 ga. sabot slug, based on a 45-caliber pistol bullet design, is more efficient than a 12 ga. In terms of ballistics. In fact, on paper, the ballistics of today’s 3” 20 ga. designs match those of most 2 ¾” 12 ga. in the deer woods.

Pretty impressive stuff. But all of the new age 20 ga. rounds must now line up behind the biggest, most devastating 20 ga. on the market – the unique red hull Lightfield Hybred Mag-20.

The newest Lightfield round has industry leading ballistics which are real world figures derived from shooting shoulder fired guns with 24” production barrels as opposed to competitors’ figures from extremely tight, air-gauged, 30” test machine fired in climate controlled tunnels.

Combine that with the world class accuracy of Lightfield’s Hybred technology and you’ve got the ultimate 20 ga. slug. To set the best performing slug apart fro the rest of the 20 ga. field, Lightfield is loading the Mag-20 in a flaming red hull instead of the traditional yellow.

The Lightfield Hybred Mag-20 slug fills the entire bore with a thin, two-piece plastic sabot gripping the rifling and imparting stabilizing spin on the slug. At setback (the moment of ignition), the soft, all lead Hybred slug swells to fill any bore, making it accurate in virtually all guns.

For a press kit or more information on Lightfield go to www.LITFLD.com or contact Brian Smith at (800)708-2850.

Speer Expands Gold Dot Short Barrel Line With .22 WMR Personal Protection Rounds

LEWISTON, Idaho – Speer® introduces a new Gold Dot® Short Barrel® Personal Protection offering. The .22 Win. Mag. hollow point rounds provide reliable expansion and penetration for use in self defense situations. These new rimfire options are now available.

Gold Dot Standard of Personal Protection
Speer Gold Dot has gained a reputation for high-performance ammunition and brings Personal Protection rounds to the rimfire platform for the first time. The Gold Dot’s reliable expansion and toughness make it suitable for the smaller 22 Win Mag. Those carrying popular handguns chambered in this make-sense caliber now have a go-to option for self defense situations.

Short Barrel, Strong Performance
These loads are designed for compact rimfire handguns and specific self defense applications. A large cavity ensures maximum expansion and terminal ballistics at reduced velocities. Consistent 10 to 11-inch penetration was achieved in factory testing–in barrels as short as two inches.

“We wanted to design a self defense option that catered to the rimfire platform,” said Brand Director Rick Stoeckel. “We engineered these rounds for effective expansion and consistent functioning in close-quarter situations–where performance is absolutely critical.”

To learn more about the new rounds, view other Gold Dot® offerings, or check out the entire lineup of Speer ammunition, visit www.speer-ammo.com.

Part No. Description
0954 22 WMR 40-grain Gold Dot Short Barrel hollow point 1050 fps

About Speer®
Headquartered in Lewiston, Idaho, Speer is part of ATK Security and Sporting. The company has a long-standing reputation for making the world’s finest bullets and in 1996 became one of the first U.S. ammunition manufacturers to achieve ISO 9001 certification for quality. The company manufactures a variety of bullets and cartridges for law enforcement, reloading and sporting applications. More information is available at www.speer-ammo.com or www.speer-bullets.com for component bullets.

Contact:
Tim Brandt, Speer, 800-322-2342 (ext. 3838) or pressroom@atk.com

Federal® Ammunition Introduces Pink Top Gun® Shotshells to Support Breast Cancer Research

ANOKA, Minn. – Federal® Ammunition introduces new pink hull Top Gun® Target loads in support of fighting breast cancer. The 12-gauge special edition target loads are part of the mission to find a cure. They are on store shelves now.

To get a sneak peek of them rolling off the loaders and going out the door, video of these unique shells can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/user/federalpremiumammo.

Hulls for Healing
An on-box royalty program sends proceeds directly to breast cancer research. Shooters, survivors, family and friends can all support this great cause.

The highly-anticipated loads have been discussed by many on Federal’s page on Facebook and on the Stormchaser’s network. Visit www.facebook.com/federalpremiumammo and www.stormchasersnetwork.com to engage in the conversation.

Top Gun® Target Performance
Top Gun Target loads are designed for high-volume shooters. They offer consistent performance at reasonable prices. These shells may look different, but they deliver every time-as shooters have come to expect.

“We are proud to be able to support such an important cause with these shells,” said Brand Director Rick Stoeckel. “Shooters still get impressive performance–while also supporting the fight against breast cancer. These pink shells are a win-win for shooters and breast cancer research.”

To view the new pink hulls, check out other target loads or browse through the entire Federal Premium lineup, please visit www.federalpremium.com.

Part No. Description
TGL12P 8 12-ga, 2-3/4″, 1-1/8 oz, #8 1145 fps

About Federal® Cartridge Company
Headquartered in Anoka, Minnesota, Federal Cartridge Company has been providing hunters and shooters with high-quality rimfire, centerfire and shotshell ammunition since 1922. It pioneered the Premium category of ammunition and is part of the world’s leading ammunition manufacturer, ATK Security and Sporting. For more information on Federal, visit www.federalpremium.com.

Contact:
Tim Brandt
Federal Ammunition
800-322-2342 (ext. 3833)
E-mail: pressroom@atk.com

Wilson Combat Introduces 7.62×40 WT Cartridge and Rifle

Available now from Wilson Combat – The 7.62×40 WT (Wilson Tactical) is an all new powerful .30 caliber cartridge solution for the standard AR-15 rifle platform that is inherently accurate, low recoil and only requires one unique part – a new barrel. The 7.62×40 WT works with all other standard pattern 5.56 AR components and is completely reliable with the new Lancer® L5 AWM magazines as modified by Wilson Combat.

Ideal for Hunting and Tactical Use

The wide range of available .30 caliber hunting bullets makes the 7.62×40 WT an ideal choice for hunting of medium to large size game with the downrange ballistic performance only a .30 Caliber projectile can deliver. Experienced shooters will be pleased by the match grade accuracy and terminal effectiveness and energy easily exceeding the 7.62×39 Russian, while novice shooters will appreciate the mild recoil and low report.

Tactical shooters looking for a hard hitting, fast handling, practical .30 Caliber AR-15 service carbine will find the 7.62×40 WT a viable alternative to the 5.56×45 for self defense and law enforcement applications. With 18/19 or 28/29 round capacity using Wilson Combat modified Lancer® L5 AWM 5.56 magazines, maximum firepower is retained.

Components, Loaded Ammunition and Complete Guns

The 7.62×40 WT cartridge is based on a standard Lake City 5.56×45 NATO/.223 cartridge case that goes through a simple shortening and reforming operation to achieve appropriate cartridge dimensions. Wilson Combat has reloading dies, case gages, cartridge cases, handload data and a variety of loaded ammunition to fully support this caliber.

A complete lineup of Wilson Combat 7.62×40 WT rifles, uppers and match-grade barrels are also available now.

Ballistic Performance Comparison

7.62×40 WT (16″ Barrel)
110 gr: 2450 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1466 Foot Pounds of Energy
125 gr: 2400 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1599 Foot Pounds of Energy
150 gr: 2200 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1612 Foot Pounds of Energy

5.56 Nato (16″ Barrel)
55 gr: 3150 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1212 Foot Pounds of Energy
62 gr: 3000 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1239 Foot Pounds of Energy
77 gr: 2750 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1293 Foot Pounds of Energy

7.62×39 (16″ Barrel)
123 gr: 2320 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1470 Foot Pounds of Energy

6.8 SPC (16″ Barrel)
110 gr: 2550 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1594 Foot Pounds of Energy

300 BLACKOUT (16″ Barrel)
125 gr: 2275 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1436 Foot Pounds of Energy

NOTE for Handloaders: Once a 7.62×40 WT case has been fired once it will be fire- formed and provide approximately 1 gr. additional powder capacity and the potential for approximately 25-50 FPS more velocity at comparable pressure levels.

Trajectory and Remaining Velocity

125 gr. Nosler Ballistic Hunter, 2375 FPS MV, Zero range 175 yards
100 yds +1.7″ 2156 FPS
150 yds +1.1″ 2052 FPS
200 yds -1.6″ 1951 FPS
250 yds -6.6″ 1854 FPS

Contact:
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1-800-955-4856 Ext 104
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www.wilsoncombat.com

WINCHESTER AMMUNITION EXPANDS CAPABILITY OF BALLISTICS CALCULATOR

The award-winning Winchester® Ammunition Ballistics Calculator recently received an upgrade—providing shooters and hunters more bullet types to choose from and adding shotgun slugs, rimfire and handgun ammunition to the menu.

The Winchester Ballistics Calculator allows users to choose their type of ammunition and compare up to five different Winchester products with easy-to-read, high-tech ballistic charts and graphs. Users can customize ‘shooting’ conditions by entering wind speed and outside temperature, adjust zero marks for sighting in, then print or save the ballistics for later reference on the range or in the field.

“The Winchester Ballistics Calculator is an outstanding tool for all hunters and shooters; it’s simple to use and absolutely perfect for understanding ammunition ballistics,” said Brett Flaugher, vice president of sales and marketing for Winchester Ammunition. “We expanded our product assortment on the calculator, and we continue to research new technologies that will make this tool widely available to shooting and hunting enthusiasts.”

The calculator is live at www.winchester.com/ballistics and is also available as an app that can be used on iPhones, iPods and iPads.

The Ballistics Calculator uses Microsoft® Silverlight®, a cutting-edge technology that integrates seamlessly into Web browsers and allows users to run highly advanced software applications over the Web.

For more information about Winchester Ammunition and its complete line of products visit www.winchester.com.

Winchester Ammunition is proud to be a leader in conservation

NILO® Farms, established by John M. Olin in 1952, is Winchester’s prestigious hunting preserve providing guests with quality hunting on more than 640 acres of natural habitat. As one of the finest hunting and shooting facilities in the country, NILO Farms represents the best in game management and safety. Many of the land management practices developed at NILO have proven to be an example for other waterfowl and upland game bird preserves to follow. For more information about NILO Farms, visit www.nilofarms.com.

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Fusion® Ammunition Introduces Safari Line

ANOKA, Minn. – Fusion® Ammunition announces a new Safari line specifically designed for African game. The new rounds come loaded in .375 H&H–.458 Lott and are now available.

Proven Technology
Fusion Safari is built to drop African game and utilizes the same advanced technology from the highly popular Fusion deer ammunition. Fusion’s advanced molecular technique of electro-chemically applying the jacket to the core delivers consistent toughness. Enhanced aerodynamics contribute to superb accuracy and result in steady, precise performance.

The bullet weights and velocities of each Fusion Safari load match those of Federal Premium’s Trophy Bonded® Bear Claw® for easy interchangeability. This means no point-of-impact change, or having to sight-in again if a hunter switches to these Premium® bullet options. Learn more about these tough new loads online, at http://www.fusionammo.com/whatsnew/newproducts.aspx.

Reliable Performance
Fusion rifle bullets offer high weight retention to ensure deep penetration. Consistent, pre-programmed mushrooms are achieved through internal skiving. These new bullets feature special designs, meaning jacket-thickness and expansion is perfect for big calibers. These factors all combine to make a devastating combination for African game.

“These new safari loads are sure to give hunters an advantage over other similarly priced ammunition,” said Brand Director Rick Stoeckel. “We used proven Fusion technology and applied it to a whole new level with these hard-hitting and accurate rounds. Hunters will get reliable performance at a great price for tough African game.”

To learn more about the new Fusion Safari loads, the advanced Fusion process and all other Fusion offerings, please visit www.fusionammo.com.

Part No. Description

F375FS1 .375 H&H, 300-grain, Fusion 2400 fps
F416RFS1 .416 Rem., 400-grain, Fusion 2400 fps
F416FS1 .416 Rigby, 400-grain, Fusion 2300 fps
F458FS1 .458 Win., 500-grain, Fusion 2090 fps
F458LFS1 .458 Lott, 500-grain, Fusion 2300 fps

About Fusion®

Headquartered in Anoka, Minnesota, Fusion is a sub-brand of Federal Cartridge Company, which has been providing hunters and shooters with high-quality rimfire, centerfire and shotshell ammunition since 1922. It is part of ATK’s Security and Sporting. For more information, visit www.fusionammo.com.

Contact:
Tim Brandt
Fusion Ammunition
800-322-2342 (ext. 3833)
E-mail: pressroom@atk.com

Winchester Adds Varmint HE 3/1 Segmenting Bullet To Rimfire Line-Up

Winchester® Ammunition continues to pioneer innovation and expand its rimfire offerings in 2011 by adding the Varmint HE™ 3/1 Segmenting expansion bullet to its rimfire hunting lineup.

The unique 3/1 segment design exclusive to Winchester, features a 37 gr plated HP fragmenting expansion bullet that delivers a blistering 1435 fps velocity, optimized for maximum accuracy. The programmed hollow-point fragments include three forward segments, plus a solid rear core designed to provide explosive impact energy plus penetration. In addition, the Varmint HE consists of non-corrosive priming and clean burning powder to generate a sure fire ignition every time.

“Without a doubt, Varmint HE ammunition provides explosive impact,” said Brett Flaugher, vice president of sales and marketing for Winchester Ammunition. “The 3/1 segmenting design makes this product truly innovative, but unlike other high energy bullets on the market, our new 3/1 fragmenting design allows initial impact shock, and deep penetration resulting in maximum terminal effect.”

The new Varmint HE Bullet features:
Velocity: 1435 fps
Grains: 37 gr
Bullet Type: 3/1 segmenting expansion bullet
Cartridge: 22LR
Availability: 2011

Winchester is Proud to be a Leader in the Shooting Sports
Winchester® Ammunition pledged $500,000 to permanently endow the NRA’s Marksmanship Qualification Program, thus becoming the exclusive sponsor of the officially renamed Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program.

The Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program is a self-paced shooting development program. Open to adults and youngsters alike, the program measures an individual’s shooting proficiency against established par scores in 13 courses of fire across three disciplines: pistol, rifle and shotgun.

By supporting the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program, Winchester is providing everyone the chance to explore the benefits that hunting and the shooting sports have to offer. To learn more about the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program, please call 800-672-3888 ext. 1505or visit www.nrahq.org/youth.

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