From Aimpoint - Aimpoint Launches new Carbine Optic

Aimpoint's new Carbine Optic

New sight specifically designed for use on AR-15 and M4 carbine style rifles

Chantilly, Virginia - Aimpoint, the originator and worldwide leader in electronic red dot sighting technology, has announced the introduction of a new sight designed specifically for modern sporting rifles such as the AR-15. This new product, known as the Aimpoint Carbine Optic (ACO), expands upon the company’s already proven designs and focuses these features into a high quality, entry priced optic.

This new sight was developed with the modern sporting rifle owner in mind, and the ACO is ready to mount and shoot directly out of the box. A full suite of branded accessories, such as front and rear flip covers, an anti-reflection filter, and spare battery holders are available from dealers, and allow users to customize the sight to fit their specific requirements.

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From Steyr Arms - Steyr Arms Introduces the AUG A3 M1 Rifle Platform

Steyr Arms Introduces the AUG A3 M1 Rifle Platform

Bessemer, Alabama - Steyr Arms announced today that it has begun shipping the new multi-configurable M1 variant of the AUG A3 bullpup rifle platform to dealers and distributors. Utilizing an optics attachment platform similar to the rare and much-sought-after AUG A2, the AUG A3 M1 will be available nationwide in a Short-Rail version, a High-Rail version as well as an Integrated-Optic version with either a 1.5X or 3X scope.

The Integrated-Optics version is based on American desire for the scoped special operations AUG SF model. The new M1 optics version has a more traditional AUG scope tube, modernized with the addition of three Picatinny rail sections to accommodate accessories like a close-quarters holographic sight. The top rail has 15 numbered slot positions in two segments and a pair of backup dots at the rearmost portion of the rail. The four-slot rail segment on the right side of the scope is also numbered.

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From Swarovski Optik North America - Swarovski Optik North America Announces New STR 80 Spotting Scope

Swarovski Optik NA Announces New STR 80 Spotting Scope Cranston, Rhode Island - Swarovski Optik North America, a subsidiary of the Austrian-based company, is pleased to announce the new STR 80 spotting scope. Offering HD optics and an illuminated reticle, the STR 80 is excellent for estimating distance and will allow you to see targets at long range.

Great at the range or in the field, the new rugged and ergonomically designed STR 80 scope offers an illuminated MOA or MRAD reticle with 15 brightness levels, 10 day levels and 5 night levels. The reticle, which will get larger or smaller with the object in view as the magnification is adjusted, is extremely useful to help a shooter adjust shots in ¼ MOA or 0.10th MRAD increments at a long range. Also versatile, the STR 80 can be used as a regular spotting scope as needed by allowing the reticle to be completely removed from view. Current Swarovski Optik eyepieces, the 20-60x and the 25-50xW (wide), can be used with the STR 80, adding to its versatility.

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From GLOCK - GLOCK to donate $50,000 to the Young Marines at the 2014 AUSA Annual Meeting

GLOCK to donate $50,000 to the Young Marines

Smyrna, Georgia - GLOCK will continue to support the Young Marines organization by contributing another $50,000 at 10 a.m. (EST), Monday, Oct. 13, at the GLOCK Booth #3824 at the Association of United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting & Expo, held Oct. 13 – 15, 2014, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon PL, NW, Washington D.C.

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From Chesapeake Testing - Chesapeake Testing partners with Laser Techniques Company to provide industry-leading gun bores inspection services

Cross Sectional View of a Barrel from Chesapeake Testing Belcamp, Maryland Chesapeake Testing and Laser Techniques Company (LTC) have partnered to provide non-destructive laser-based mapping of gun bores, utilizing LTC’s industry-leading BEMIS™ technology. Located in Belcamp, MD, just minutes from the U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Ground, this new laboratory will be the industry’s first commercial service.

Chesapeake Testing will offer inspection services utilizing the BEMIS-SC™ (Small Caliber) starting in September 2014. The BEMIS-SC™ is intended for 5.56 - 12.7 mm (.22 to .50-cal.) barrels. Chesapeake Testing plans to offer testing to accommodate additional calibers in the future. We are also using the BEMIS system in-house as part of our Quality Assurance Program to ensure the accuracy of our ballistic test barrels.

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From GLOCK - Designing Spaces™ Welcomes GLOCK as Sponsor of Military Makeover Series on Lifetime TV

Designing Spaces

Made possible by GLOCK, R. Lee Ermey “The Gunny” will host the “Designing Spaces of Hope – Military Makeover” series which will chronicle the renovations of the home of an injured vet and his family

Pomapno Beach, Florida - Award-winning home improvement show Designing Spaces airing on the Lifetime channel has teamed up with GLOCK for the “Designing Spaces of Hope – Military Makeover” series, scheduled to air three consecutive Fridays beginning November 21, 2014 at 7:30 am (ET/PT). R. Lee Ermey, spokesperson for GLOCK, will host the three-part series.

Ermey, “The Gunny”, is a retired United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant and drill instructor is best known for his TV and Movie career which has spanned over three decades, including his break-out role as the tough drill instructor Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket.

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From GLOCK - Tori Nonaka Earns the 2014 USPSA National Ladies Championship

Tori Nonaka wins the Ladies Limited National Title for Team GLOCK

Smyrna, Georgia – Team GLOCK’s Tori Nonaka once again captures the USPSA Lady’s Championship, taking the Limited Class and B Division National titles home for 2014

The Back-to-Back ladies champion took the Limited 10 title in 2013 marking the record books as the youngest female competitor (now age 19) to win a National title... more on Nonaka's win at the USPSA Lady's Championship ...

From FNH USA - 2014 FNH USA 3-Gun Championship

2014 FNH-USA 3-Gun Championship McLean, Virginia - The stages run, the scores counted, and a new top shooter named champion at the 2014 FNH USA 3-Gun Championship. Five days of competition at Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, WV, drew 345 shooters from across the country to compete in one of the most unique and challenging shooting events in the industry.

“The FNH USA 3-Gun Championship has consistently grown in attendance and has attracted some of the most talented shooters in the country since it’s inaugural launch three years ago,” noted Ken Pfau, Senior Vice President for Commercial and Law Enforcement Sales, attributing the astounding popularity of the FNH USA 3-Gun to the increasing support and interest in the shooting sports.

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From Benelli USA - America’s ETHOS Embarks on a 50-State Tour

America’s ETHOS Embarks on a 50-State Tour - Benelli

Accokeek, Maryland - Benelli USA is proud to announce the launch of “America’s ETHOS” 50-State Tour. A single Benelli ETHOS will be traveling to each of the 50 states over the coming months to perform a variety of shooting tasks determined by the recipient in each state. America’s ETHOS will tell the story of one shotgun traveling the country experiencing the unique environments and conditions that each of the 50 states has to offer without being cleaned along the way.

Writers, pro staffers, competition shooters, sales reps, dealers, outdoor celebrities and industry partners will receive this particular out-of-the-box ETHOS to use in every way a shotgun can be used. To document the experience, this ETHOS will be accompanied by a logbook and video camera for each ... more on the America’s ETHOS 50-State Tour ...

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