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Allen Company Debuts New Smith & Wesson® Tactical Products Line


BROOMFIELD, Colo.- Allen Company, Inc. Monday announced that it will debut its new line of Smith & Wesson® tactical products at the 2013 SHOT Show, Booth #14522, in Las Vegas, Nevada January 15-18.

The newly developed line of tactical products incorporates the Smith & Wesson® and M&P™ brands and includes handgun and rifle cases, range bags, equipment bags and satchels, and packs for law enforcement and military professionals as well as consumers.

Allen Company President George Cavanaugh, said, “We are extremely pleased to design, develop, and launch this new line of tactical soft goods under the Smith & Wesson® and M&P™ brands. Smith & Wesson products are known for delivering a professional performance standard for reliability and durability, to both professional and consumer users. We have remained true to that standard, and as a result this new line of tactical soft goods will meet the needs and expectations of both professionals and recreational shooters.”

The new line by Allen Company contains 26 separate SKUs and delivers features that include 1200D rugged polyester shell exteriors, lockable zippers, padded interior zipper shields, and padded and adjustable straps. Hydration-ready packs range from 1,000 to 3,100 cubic inches load capacity.

About Allen Company, Inc.

Headquartered in Broomfield, Colo., Allen Company, Inc. is a leading supplier of gun cases, hunting accessories and outdoor products. Dedicated to customer satisfaction, Allen Company products are developed to balance affordability and reliability with a high level of quality and rugged design. For more information about Allen Company or the new Smith & Wesson/M&P tactical products line, visit www.allencompany.net.

About Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products and training to the global military, law enforcement, and consumer markets. The company’s brands include Smith & Wesson®, M&P™ and Thompson/Center Arms. Smith & Wesson® facilities are located in Massachusetts and Maine. For more information on Smith & Wesson®, call  (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.

Aaron Smith
Allen Company
(303) 469-1857 ext. 51

Benelli Offers a New Montefeltro with a Synthetic Stock


ACCOKEEK, MD (January 14, 2013) – When the Montefeltro was first introduced, it smashed the notion that an autoloader had to be clunky or clubby feeling. The Montefeltro was designed with graceful lines, style and fluidity. Up until now those graceful lines have always featured a beautifully figured walnut stock. Now that same grace and style is offered with a slim, synthetic stock that is impervious to the weather and takes rugged handling as easily as it digests a steady diet of three-inch magnum loads.

Because of the lack of linkages and gas cylinders, Benelli’s ultra-reliable Inertia Driven® system allows for a fore-end that’s as slim as any over & under’s. Benelli’s intertia system also features a rotating bolt head that allows for a steel-to-steel lockup with a barrel extension for vault-like security and lightening-quick functioning. Combine all that with a lightweight anodized aluminum receiver and the weight balances where it should-right between the hands. This is an autoloading shotgun that’s equally at home in the field as it is on target ranges.

“Long before I worked for Benelli, the first semi-auto shotgun that I bought was a Montefeltro, one of my favorite guns to this day,” said Stephen McKelvain, Benelli USA’s VP of Marketing. “Now that it’s available with a synthetic stock, I may just have to buy another Montefeltro.”

COMMON SPECIFICATIONS: Magazine Capacity: 4+1 Crio® Chokes: IC,M,F
Sights: Red bar front sight Length of Pull: 14-в…њ” Drop at Heel: 2-¼”
Drop at Comb: 1-½” Overall length: 47.5″ Weight: 6.9 lbs
Minimum Recommended Load: Use 3-dram, 1-в…›-oz. loads in all Benelli 12-ga. semi-auto shotguns. MSRP: $1139

For the latest news and product information visit www.benelliusa.com

Email: benellimktg@benelliusa.com
Phone:  301-283-6981

GLOCK Unveils the New 30S Pistol Model

SMYRNA, Ga. – Monday GLOCK, Inc. announced a new addition to its pistol lineup – the GLOCK 30S. The conceal-and-carry hybrid pistol features impressive stopping power consisting of a factory-made 36 slide on top of a 30SF frame. Its compact design and simple operation allow smooth drawing in a .45 caliber pistol. The 30S packs 10 rounds of .45 ACP in a package that fits the hands of most any user. The G30S is easy to use, easy to conceal and tough to contend with.

“The G30S platform has been more than a year in the making,” explained Josh Dorsey, GLOCK Vice President. “Our original request from the field – particularly from law enforcement – was to have a more concealable .45 that still carries 10 rounds, so we utilized the G30 SF frame after it was thoroughly tested, presented and accepted as the desired frame for the G30S.”

The full details of the new model are outlined below:
1. Length (overall) 177 mm / 6.97 inch

2. Length (slide cpl.) 172 mm / 6.77 inch

3. Width 32.5 mm / 1.28 inch

4. Height with magazine 122 mm / 4.80 inch

5. Barrel length 96 mm / 3.78 inch

6. Length of twist 400 mm / 15.75 inch

7. Trigger distance 72.5 mm / 2.85 inch

8. Trigger travel to discharge 12.5 mm / 0.49 inch

9. Length between sights (polymer) 150 mm / 5.91 inch

1. Pistol w/o magazine 575 g / 20.28 oz

2. Magazine std. empty 70 g / 2.47 oz

3. Magazine std. full (depending on ammo used) 280 g / 9.88 oz

Magazine capacity (rounds): 10

Barrel profile: right hand twist; octagonal

Standard Trigger pull: ~5.5lbs

Muzzle velocity V0**: 787 fps

Muzzle energy E0**: 317 ft lb

**depending on ammunition used

Visit GLOCK at the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Tradeshow (“SHOT Show”), in booth #12254, January 15-18, 2013 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, in Las Vegas. The conference is the largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries. It is the world’s premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics and related products and services.

Pentax Announces RD Mini Waterproof Sight


Las Vegas, NV, SHOT Show Booth #16324- PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION (PENTAX) today announced the introduction of a new mini waterproof red dot sight to its Gameseeker ™ line of sport optics gear. PENTAX will be displaying this new product along with its full line of sport optics equipment at the 2013 SHOT show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The PENTAX booth, located in the Sands Convention Center, is number 16324.

PENTAX’s new RD Mini waterproof dot sight’s small size and durable construction make it the ideal scope for harsh conditions. The RD Mini features a five MOA dot, an ideal size for most shooters, as well as 7 brightness settings for various shooting conditions and a battery (CR 2032) that provides 72 hours of continuous use. Constructed of rigid and durable aluminum, the RD Mini’s waterproof body and nitrogen filled body have been engineered to withstand even the most extreme shooting conditions. Featuring PentaBright Technology, each Gameseeker dot sight offers a sharp, clear image that is parallax free for accurate target acquisition. The RD Mini includes a built in Weaver style mounting system to attached to a side variety of firearms.

“Pentax is proud to introduce this new scope that covers applications from hunting to a tactical nature,” said John Carlson, Senior Marketing Manager with Pentax, “not only is it extremely compact and durable, but also extremely affordable.”

The new RD mini waterproof dot s will be available at retail outlets nationwide and online in March 2013 2013 with a suggested retail price of $99.00.

Also on display at the booth will be PENTAX’s Gameseeker ™ III, Gameseeker ™ 30 and PENTAX’s full line of high quality binoculars and spotting scopes.

For details on the complete line-up of PENTAX sport optics equipment, http://www.pentaximaging.com/sport-optics.

Additional information including product specifications is available here: www.pentaximaging.com/news and product images are available here: www.pentaximaging.com/press/pressfiles.html .

PENTAX is a leader in the production of a variety of adventure ready digital cameras including weather-resistant digital SLRs and stylish, compact, waterproof cameras, as well as lenses, flash units, binoculars, scopes, and eyepieces. For more than 90 years, PENTAX has developed durable, reliable products that meet the needs of adventurous consumers and businesses. With new headquarters in Denver, Colorado, PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION is a subsidiary of PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. effective October 1, 2011. Additional details may be found here: www.pentaximaging.com/news

Amber Renard


Burris Introduces AR-DBAL Eye-Safe Dual Beam Aiming Laser


GREELEY, CO – Burris introduces the new Eye-Safe AR-DBAL Dual Beam Aiming Laser.

Designed with the same cutting-edge technology as high-powered military devices, these NEW ‘Eye-Safe’ models are powered with a Class I, infrared laser pointer for use with night vision equipment plus a Class IIIa visible red or green laser (depending on model). These products are suitable for Law Enforcement agencies that engage in CQB work and require lasers that will not harm the public, for personal defense or nighttime hunting.

The AR-DBAL is built to perform under the most rigorous conditions and survive the harshest environments; the AR-DBAL allows users to seamlessly transition from day light maneuvers to low light operations with ease.

The AR-DBAL infrared model includes an adjustable focus infrared laser that allows the operator to adjust the size of the laser beam depending on mission requirements. When focused, the laser provides a continuous beam along the weapon’s line of fire for precise aiming. When defocused, the beam spreads to provide improved illumination and situational awareness.

The laser is manufactured to meet MIL-STD-810G requirements for reliability under the most adverse environmental conditions from desert heat to arctic cold. Waterproof to 66 feet and precision machined from hard-anodized aircraft grade aluminum, these cutting-edge devices are virtually indestructible. Advanced features include both low and high power settings and electronic double-tap activation with both integrated and remote cable switching options-single tap provides momentary activation; double tap provides continuous activation for a period of five minutes. Supplied with a Quick Release mount, one 3-volt 123A lithium battery and a 7″ remote cable pressure pad switch.

Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Greeley, Colo., the Burris Company offers a complete line of premium optics which includes riflescopes and sighting devices 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.

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New AR-DBAL Specifications:
Size (inches)*

L 3.7 x W 2.75 x H 1.15*

Weight (oz.)


Waterproof Depth (ft.)



(1) CR123

Battery Life

5 hours continuous @ High

* Height is top of main body above piciatinny rail

Dennis Phillips, dphillips@burrisoptics.com


Benelli Offers Compact Versions of M2 Field in 12- & 20-Gauge


ACCOKEEK, MD – Benelli‘s venerable “workhorse,” the rugged and reliable M2 Field is now offered in a Compact model available in both 12 and 20-gauges, specifically designed for small-statured and young shooters. The M2 Compact features a short stock complete with ComforTech® and a gel butt pad ergonomically designed to fit the shoulder. The M2 Compact also comes with a set of shims for adjusting the buttstock’s drop and cast. Benelli’s M2 Compact 12-gauge comes in a 26-inch barrel and the 20-gauge model comes with a 24-inch barrel.

Compact guns, when properly designed integrate form and function in order to provide the perfect gun for small-statured and young shooters. These scaled-down guns are important because they play a key role in establishing how a smaller-framed shooter or beginner safely and effectively handles guns. In many cases, compact guns provide the first hands-on shooting experience for a learning shooter, and as such, that experience will influence their future participation in the shooting sports. The main feature of a compact gun, and which, determines its proper fit for a shooter is a shorter buttstock. This is what provides the shorter length-of-pull (LOP), enabling small shooters to enjoy and participate in all types of shooting sports, from hunting to clay target games. When the time is appropriate, a full-size buttstock can be fitted to the M2 Compact.

“Typically a youth’s gun is considered to have just a short stock in a sub-gauge, but the M2 Compact available in both 20 and 12-gauge will serve small statured shooters in every type of shooting or hunting endeavor,” said Stephen McKelvain, Benelli USA’s VP of Marketing. “Our customers asked and we responded with a gun that will serve beginner shooters as well as those that just need a gun to fit better.”

M2 Compact 12-Gauge

COMMON SPECIFICATIONS: Magazine Capacity: 3+1 Crio® Chokes: C,IC,M,IM,F Sights: Red bar front sight Length of Pull: 13в…›” Drop at Heel: 2в…›” Drop at Comb: 1½” (Includes shim kit to adjust drop and cast). Overall length: 46.25″ Weight: 7 lbs. Minimum Recommended Load: Use 3-dram, 1-в…›-oz. loads in all Benelli 12-ga. semi-auto shotguns. MSRP: $1359

M2 Compact 20-Gauge

COMMON SPECIFICATIONS: Magazine Capacity: 3+1 Crio® Chokes: C,IC,M,IM,F Sights: Red bar front sight Length of Pull: 13в…›” Drop at Heel: 2в…›” Drop at Comb: 1½” (Includes shim kit to adjust drop and cast). Overall length: 44″ Weight: 5.8 lbs Minimum Recommended Load: Use 2-½-dram, в…ћ-oz. loads in all Benelli 20-ga. semi-auto shotguns. MSRP: $1409

For the latest news and product information visit www.benelliusa.com

Email: benellimktg@benelliusa.com
Phone:  301-283-6981


Gamo Premiers MRA “Showstopper”


Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gamo Outdoor USA (www.gamooutdoorusa.com), in partnership with Shawn Michaels and Keith Mark of MacMillan River Adventures hunting show on the Outdoor Channel, will launch the MRA “Showstopper” air rifle at this year’s SHOT Show. This .177 air rifle gives the shooter more power and velocity with its premium features and new technology.


– 1,400 fps with PBA Platinum pellets

– 33 mm cylinder

– New, ergonomic design

– All weather synthetic stock

– SAT™ Smooth Action Trigger™
– SWA™ (Shock Wave Absorber), with up to 74% recoil absorption

– MSRP: $249.95

Shawn Michaels and Keith Mark will unveil the signature air rifle to the outdoor media at the Gamo Outdoor USA booth number 11053 at SHOT Show. For press inquiries, please email julie@thebuzzagency.net.

Gamo Outdoor USA is a leading consumer products company that designs, manufactures and markets a diverse portfolio of outdoor sporting goods products under such world class brands as GAMO®, BSA Optics®, Laser Genetics®, Aftermath®, Stunt Studios® and is the exclusive distributor of BSA Guns™. For more information, visit www.gamooutdoorusa.comFacebook.com/GamoOutdoorUSA; Twitter.com/GamoOutdoor; andYouTube.com/GamoOutdoor.

Julie Mullen,  561.779.2516 or julie@thebuzzagency.net


Mesa Tactical Urbino Stock Now Available For Remington VERSA MAX


Costa Mesa, CA – The Urbino Tactical Pistol grip shotgun stock has quickly gained a tremendous following within the ranks of professional operators and civilians alike. New for 2013, Mesa Tactical is excited to announce availability of its Urbino Tactical shotgun stock for the new Remington VERSA MAX shotgun. Developed for the specific needs of law enforcement and military professionals, the Urbino stock represents a bold new line of rugged and comfortable pistol grip stocks.

Truly-Tactical Features and Performance:

The Urbino Tactical stock is a fixed-length shotgun stock that’s made in the USA from injection- molded glass-filled nylon. Designed for the professional operator, the Urbino features a “tactical” 12½ inch length of pull (LoP), soft urethane rubber grip, optional LimbSaver® butt pad, optional adjustable cheek riser and a variety of flexible sling mounting options.

The Urbino’s unique design features and reduced LoP makes it the first truly tactical stock for the Remington VERSA MAX. A shorter stock is necessary for use in tactical applications, especially with body armor. The Urbino Tactical stock is durable, easy to shoulder and will not slip.

The Urbino Tactical stock is also comfortable, thus reducing operator fatigue, especially during prolonged training and qualification sessions. The urethane rubber grip is padded at the rear to reduce recoil impact against the web of the operator’s hand, and the optional LimbSaver recoil pad substantially reduces felt recoil.

The optional, field-adjustable cheek riser was developed to provide superior cheek weld when using optics. The cheek-riser snaps onto rails molded into the sides of specially equipped Urbino stock armatures. In the event of optics failure, the cheek riser can be quickly removed or readjusted to a lower level. In addition, specially-developed SureShell™ shotshell carriers can be fitted to the cheek riser.

All Urbino Tactical stocks include Benelli-style rear sling loops for 1¼ inch sling webbing. In addition, a hole at the lower rear of the stock accepts QD style sling swivels. The Urbino Tactical Pistol grip stock is available in black for Remington Versa Max Shotguns.

Prices and availability

93490 $110.00 Urbino Pistol Grip Stock for Rem Versa Max (Standard Butt, 12-GA, Black)

93500 $140.00 Urbino Pistol Grip Stock for Rem Versa Max (Riser, Standard Butt, 12-GA, Black)

93510 $135.00 Urbino Pistol Grip Stock for Rem Versa Max (Limbsaver, 12-GA, Black)

93520 $165.00 Urbino Pistol Grip Stock for Rem Versa Max (Riser, Limbsaver, 12-GA, Black)

About Mesa Tactical

Mesa Tactical was formed in 2003 to provide high quality tactical accessories and gear to law enforcement, the military and civilian shooters. We specialize exclusively in enhancements for the tactical shotgun. For more information on the company’s line of unique, professional-grade products, contact Mesa Tactical at 1760 Monrovia Ave, #B1, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, Telephone:  (949) 642-3337, or visit www.mesatactical.com.

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Meopta Introduces New MeoStar® 3-12×56 RGD DualZoneTM Riflescope

Meopta Introduces New MeoStar® 3-12×56 RGD DualZoneTM Riflescope

Red/Green Illuminated Dot Delivers the Ultimate in Daylight and
Extreme Low-Light Illuminated Performance

HAUPPAUGE, NY, January 15, 2013 – Meopta USA expands its flagship MeoStar® line with the introduction of the new MeoStar 3-12×56 RGD DualZoneTM 30mm riflescope.  Positioned at the top of the premium riflescope segment, the MeoStar series is unanimously praised for its superior lowlight optical abilities, precision mechanics and ultimate reliability in adverse conditions.

Meopta incorporated its innovative DualZone red/green illuminated reticle system into the new MeoStar 3-12×56 RGD creating a riflescope capable of handling any hunting situation one might encounter. Like all other MeoStar riflescopes, the new 3-12×56 RGD DualZone is made in Europe at Meopta’s state-of-the art Czech Republic headquarters.

“Our new MeoStar 3-12×56 RD is a super-versatile riflescope, destined to be one of our best sellers ever,” said Reinhard Seipp, general manager and COO of Meopta USA. “The addition of our innovative DualZone red/green dot reticle to this 3-12×56 model takes an already great scope to the next level by ensuring exceptional illuminated reticle performance in the brightest sun or lowest light.  This advanced reticle system, combined with our Twilight Optimized Optics and 56mm objective, makes this new scope a ‘must see’ for serious hunters.”

The MeoStar 3-12×56 RGD DualZone is the ideal choice for hunters shooting at mid- to long-range distances who hunt in rapidly changing, bright daylight to dark of night and every condition in between. Reticle options: 4CRGDilluminated in the first focal plane.

MeoStar 3-12×56 RGD DualZone Key Features

– Made in the Czech Republic at Meopta’s European headquarters

– TO2TM (Twilight Optimized Optics) system delivers the highest light transmission when you need it most – in the low light of dawn and dusk.

– Proprietary multilayer ion assisted lens coatings. MeoBrightTM coating eliminates glare and reflections and delivers incredibly bright and sharp images across the field of view. MeoShieldTM coating protects external lens surfaces from abrasions and scratches.

– DualZoneTM illumination system. Highly defined red and green illumination with 7 levels of reticle intensity to match harsh daylight to dead of night conditions. The red dot illumination excels in twilight to nighttime conditions while the green dot illumination is easy to see in very bright daylight conditions. A low profile third turret control is quick to use yet stays out of the way. Intermediate off positions between every setting lets hunters find their preferred illumination setting quickly.

 MeoTrak IItm posi-click finger adjustable windage and elevation turrets deliver precise click adjustment with superior repeatability and unparalleled tracking capability and ultimate accuracy. Positive tactile and audible clicks ensure accurate zeroing and adjustability in the field.

– MeoQuickTM fast-focus eyepiece rapidly brings your target into sharp focus and provides extra diopter travel to accommodate a wider range of visual acuity variations.

–The 30 mm, one-piece aircraft grade aluminum tube is hard anodized. Nitrogen purged, fogproof and shock proof for life.

– Covered by Meopta’s North American Lifetime Transferable Warranty.
Available in late Spring 2013.

MSRP:  $1,439.99

About Meopta
The Meopta Group is a U.S. family-owned, multinational company with facilities in the United States and Europe. Founded in 1933 in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic), Meopta is a leading manufacturing partner to many of the world’s finest optical brands. In their Czech facility, Meopta conceives, develops and manufactures precision optical and electro/optical systems for semiconductor, medical, aerospace and military industries as well as for consumer markets. In their New York plant, precision optical products are manufactured and assembled to exacting standards in clean-room environments for the military, industrial and consumer markets.

For more information regarding Meopta, please visit www.meoptausa.com.

Media Contact:
Shannon Jackson
Shannon Jackson Public Relations
 (804) 343-3608