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 the Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Early Muzzleloader Deer Season to Open October 16

Deer in a field The first segment of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer season opens on October 16. This season serves as one of many that the Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers from September to January each year to manage deer populations, and provide hunters with recreation and food. Annapolis, Maryland - The early muzzleloader season will run from October 16-18 in Deer Management Regions A and B. Region A consists of Garrett, Allegany and western Washington counties (private land codes 250 & 251) and Region B is the rest of the State. Also in Region B, hunters can harvest antlerless-only deer from October 20-25.  

As a reminder, there is a statewide bag limit for antlered deer (bucks) of one per weapon season (i.e., bow, muzzleloader and firearm seasons). Hunters in Region B have the option to take one additional bonus buck after purchasing a Bonus Antlered Deer Stamp and taking two antlerless deer. The antlerless bag limits differ between the two Deer Management Regions

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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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Pheasant - from the Minnesota DA website

From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Worthington to host 2014 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener

Worthington, Minnesota - The southwestern Minnesota city of Worthington will host the 2014 Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener on Friday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 11.

“This event will showcase the Worthington area as a hunting community,” said Scott Rall, a member of the event committee. “We appreciate the impact hunters have on our economy and have worked hard to build great public hunting in the area.”

Rall pointed out that there are 12,900 acres of public hunting land within 20 miles of Worthington.  “We are very hunter friendly,” he said.  “It’s part of who we are and what we do.”

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From Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks - Hunters Reminded To Have Horses Inspected

Mia Anstine heading out for a hunt on horseback

Helena, Montana - Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the Montana Department of Livestock remind hunters that horses are required to have a brand inspection before crossing county lines.

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From the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control - Special waterfowl, deer and turkey hunting days for youth, disabled hunters announced

deer image provided by the DNREC website Dover, Delaware – To promote and provide additional hunting opportunities, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has designated four Saturdays as special waterfowl, deer, and turkey hunting days for youth hunters ages 10 to 15 on both public and private lands statewide. Non-ambulatory disabled hunters can also take advantage of these additional hunting opportunities on the deer and turkey dates, but not waterfowl, per federal requirements.

Mark your calendars for these dates:

  • Saturday, Oct. 4Waterfowl hunting day for youth
  • Saturday, Nov. 1Deer hunting day for youth and non-ambulatory disabled hunters
  • Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015Second waterfowl hunting day for youth
  • Saturday, April 4, 2015Wild turkey hunting day for youth and non-ambulatory disabled hunters

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From the Pennsylvania Game CommissionSTATEWIDE ARCHERY SEASON BEGINS OCT. 4

Pennsylvania Game Commission wishes bowhunters safe days afield.

Deer hunting opens in Pennsylvania - image from the Pennsylvania Game Commission website

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - Archers can hunt for antlered or antlerless deer from Oct. 4 to Nov. 15, and during the late archery deer season, which runs from Dec. 26 to Jan. 10.

This is a statewide season, however, as announced previously, all hunting and trapping seasons, including the statewide archery season, have been temporarily closed within seven townships in Pike and Monroe counties. Details of the closure are available in Oct. 1 news release (Release #85-14) available at the Game Commission’s website.

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