Professional Outdoor Media Association names All Star team in Tennessee

Tony Bynum, Bill Miller, Kevin Tate, Tammy Sapp, J. Wayne Fears and J. Craig Haney during POMA's Pinnacle Award Ceremony in Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee - Everyone appreciates a pat on the back. A 'well done' or 'atta boy' from friends, family and coworkers is usually enough for more. But for some, those driven few who can't help but shine, whose work exceeds expectations at every glance, a pat on the back only goes so far. It is their work, and not their ego, that demands recognition. In the Outdoor Industry, those individuals receive such recognition in the form of the Pinnacle Awards.

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Latest gadgets, guns and gear hit the stage at the Knoxville Convention Center

Rifles on display during POMA's 2014 Product Showcase at the Knoxville Convention Center in Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee - When members of the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) get together for their annual business conference, it's more than meetings, meals and seminars. Sure there's the opportunity to reconnect with friends, colleagues and business partners, but there's also time to show off a little. Especially at the Product Showcase.

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From Smith & Wesson Corp. - National Rifle Association Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre Visits Smith & Wesson® Headquarters

Smith & Wesson headquarters Springfield, Massachusetts - Smith & Wesson Corp. announced that Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President and CEO of the National Rifle Association (NRA), visited the company’s Springfield, Massachusetts, headquarters today to meet employees and to tour the company’s manufacturing operations. During his visit to the 162-year old firearms manufacturer, LaPierre was presented with a $600,000 company donation by President and CEO, James Debney. Debney also announced that Smith & Wesson will expand its support of the NRA by adding a company-paid annual NRA membership to its Employee Benefit Program for all fulltime employees beginning in 2015.

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From Crosman Corp. - Crosman Opens Registration for 2014 Field Target Championship

Northeast Regional Field Target Championship at CrosmanRochester, New York – Now in its fifth year, the Northeast Regional Field Target Championship (NRFTC) is the country’s largest regional championship with nearly 100 shooters participating in nine shooting disciplines. Open to professionals, amateurs and families, the NRFTC offers a challenging yet forgiving shooting course in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York State. The event will be held on the campus of Crosman Corporation in Bloomfield, New York from July 11-13 and is now open for registration.

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From Walther Arms - Small. Accurate. Reliable. Walther Introduces A New State-of-the-Art Concealed Carry Pistol.

Black state of the art Walther Arms CCPFort Smith, Arkansas - Utilizing the new Walther SoftCoil™ gas- delayed blowback technology, Walther Arms, Inc. has introduced its latest concealed carry firearm – the CCP.  This concealed carry semi-automatic pistol comes chambered in 9mm and is the ultimate concealed carry pistol.

Weighing only 22.33 ounces when empty, the CCP’s Soft Coil™ gas-delayed blowback system uses gas pressure from the ignited cartridge that is directed through a small port in the barrel (in front of the chamber) to slow down and delay the rearward motion of the slide. This is accomplished by means of a piston contained inside of a cylinder located under the barrel that opposes the rearward motion of the slide until the gas pressure has declined - after the bullet has left the barrel - hence allowing the slide to end its rearward motion, opening the breech and ejecting the empty cartridge case.

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From Sportsman Channel - Sportsman Channel Releases New Promo for “Amazing America with Sarah Palin”

New Berlin, Wisconsin - Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor television for American sportsmen and women is releasing the second promo for the network’s new show, “Amazing America with Sarah Palin.” The fast-growing outdoor lifestyle network will premiere “Amazing America with Sarah Palin,” on April 3 at 8 p.m. ET.

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From Blaser-USA - Bockdrilling BD14: THe Awesome Trinity>

Blaser's BOCKDRILLING BD 14

New lockup, new barrel adjustment, new elegance. Blaser redefines the concept of a “Bockdrilling”

San Antonio, Texas - The innovative design of the thermostable barrels makes the BD 14 a state-of-the-art masterpiece: a skillful combination of tradition and technology.

The “Bockdrilling” is, put simply, an O/U Rifle-shotgun combination with a smaller caliber rifle-barrel that blends in harmonically on the side. The barrel arrangement has been perfected by Blaser allowing for an extremely slender receiver and making the BD 14 exceptionally huntable.

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From Gamo - GAMO® launches new Whisper G2™ air rifle, headlining GAMO® Outdoor USA's 2014 Product Lineup

Gamo's new Whisper G2™ air rifle line

Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Gamo® Outdoor USA (www.gamooutdoorusa.com), world renowned manufacturer of high-end adult air guns is launching the new Whisper G2™ air rifle line.  The second generation Whisper™ air rifle features the latest in Gamo technology – the Turbo Stabilizing System™. Designed to control the aggressiveness of the firing cycle – it brings the spring to a controlled stop within the chamber - adding more velocity, decreasing vibration, thus reducing recoil.

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From Yamaha Outdoors - Yamaha Donates SE Viking to SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation

Tactical Black Viking to be Auctioned at Foundation Event to Raise Funds for SEAL Families

YAMAHA ANNOUNCES NEW TACTICAL BLACK VIKING EPS 4X4Cypress, California - Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has donated a new Special Edition Tactical Black Viking EPS SxS vehicle to the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation. The Assembled in U.S.A. Viking will be auctioned at an upcoming Foundation fundraiser near San Diego with proceeds going to the organization’s mission of supporting SEAL members’ families.

The SEAL-NSW Family Foundation is a San Diego based 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that raises awareness and funds for special programs in direct support of the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) families on a local, national and global scale. Details about the upcoming fundraiser on March 22 are at http://supportourwarriors.org/.

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