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SIG SAUER Expands Legion Series Pistols with P938 and P238 Micro-Compact

SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of the Legion Series of firearms with the introduction of the P938 and P238 micro-compact pistols. Legion is an exclusive product line developed by SIG SAUER based on input from elite shooting professionals, and designed to exceed the expectations of the serious shooter.

“The introduction of these two micro-compact pistols to the Legion Series was driven by our Legion members whom have been asking us to expand this product line,” began Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “With the addition of the Legion series P938 and P238 pistols, not only have we have expanded our Legion series of pistols, we have also introduced an entirely new category of pistols to Legion with the micro-compact.”

The Legion Series P238 and P938 micro-compact pistols are both 9mm, hammer-fired pistols, equipped with X-RAY3 Day/Night Sights. These pistols are all-metal with a Legion-gray coated slide and frame, a precision machined aluminum trigger, custom high-checkered black G10 grips with a Legion medallion. Like all Legion Series pistols the P238 and P938 feature a reduced and contoured elite beavertail, which allows for a higher grip, but a reduced profile, thus eliminating printing. The Legion Series P238 and P938 pistols come standard with three 7-round magazines.

SIG SAUER’s Legion is an exclusive members-only access program available to owners of the SIG SAUER Legion Series of firearms. Upon registration of any Legion Series firearm, members receive a complimentary thermo-mold carrying case, a challenge coin matched to the firearm, exclusive access to Legion gear and merchandise, and receive exclusive communications from SIG SAUER and the Legion.

The P238 Legion Series Micro-Compact:
Total length: 5.5”
Barrel Length: 2.7”
Weight (incl. magazine): 15.2 oz.
Height: 4.3”
Width: 1.1”
Sight Radius: 3.8”
MSRP: $850.00

The P938 Legion Series Micro-Compact:
Total length: 5.9”
Barrel Length: 3.0”
Weight (incl. magazine): 17 oz.
Height: 4.3”
Width: 1.1”
Sight Radius: 4.0”
MSRP: $904.00

The Legion Series P238 and P938 micro-compact pistol is available in retail stores.

To learn more about the complete Legion series of firearms from SIG SAUER visit sigsauer.com/legion.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. For more information about the company and product line visit: sigsauer.com.

NSSF Announces $100K Grant Program for First Shots Host Ranges

The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that it has established a $100,000 grant program to be used by firearms ranges in support of their NSSF First Shots® introductory shooting programs. First Shots events serve the dual purpose of providing a safe, fun and educational introduction experience for people new to firearms and shooting while fostering community outreach and developing a new customer base for our member ranges.

The grant program is now open for application by shooting ranges and organizations. Applicants may apply for grants of up to $2,500 to be used to create or enhance marketing and advertising efforts for First Shots events held preferably before April 1, 2019, or within 90 days of receiving the grant. They can also apply a portion of their funds for any necessary equipment purchases such as loaner firearms. The grant program is open to current and former NSSF Member First Shots host ranges and organizations, as well as those ranges just getting started with or that plan to start hosting First Shots events for the first time. New and former First Shots host ranges will be given Grant award priority.

“First Shots is well-established as a program that connects people interested in learning about firearms safety and target shooting with the ranges and instructors in their communities, and it’s proven to not only get these people to the range for their first shots but to keep them coming back,” said Zach Snow, NSSF Director, Shooting Range Services. “We expect this grant program, along with the additional program support we offer our First Shots host ranges, will go a long way towards improving shooting sports safety training, participation numbers and enhancing the viability of our Member ranges.”

Ranges and organizations that wish to apply for a portion of the First Shots Grant Program funds are encouraged to do so at their earliest opportunity. For more information, contact Ann Gamauf, NSSF Retail & Range Business Development Coordinator, at agamauf@nssf.org

Competition Shooter Casey Reed Wins National Championship Using Syntech Action Pistol Ammunition

Federal Ammunition employee, competition shooter and brand ambassador Casey Reed won first place in the Limited 10 Division at the recent 2018 United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) Nationals, presented by Federal Ammunition. The competition was held in Polk County, Florida on October 20 to 28, 2018.

Reed is an employee of Federal Ammunition who works as a Handgun Product Development Engineer. At the USPSA Nationals, Reed took seventh place in the Stacked Production division. He then competed in the Limited 10 division. That first-place win crowned Reed as a 2018 National Champion. Interestingly, Reed used Syntech Action Pistol 9mm, 150-grain ammunition to secure the win which is the same product he works on as an engineer during his day job.
Federal Premium offers Syntech Action Pistol in 9mm Luger, 40 S&W and 45 Auto. Designers configured the loads to meet the accuracy, reliability and power factor requirements of shooters who compete in the International Practice Shooting Confederation (IPSC) and United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA).

Syntech ammunition replaces standard copper jacketing with an exclusive polymer-encapsulated bullet. Its Total Synthetic Jacket (TSJ) prevents metal-on-metal contact between bullet and barrel, eliminating copper and lead fouling while reducing damaging heat and friction, thereby reducing cleaning chores and extending barrel life. Its heavy, flatter-nose bullets provide more reliable knock-downs on steel targets in competition and drastically reduce splash-back. The flat-nose bullet design also helps competitors produce better holes when shooting paper targets. In addition, Syntech Action Pistol uses clean-burning powders that minimize barrel residue, and its Catalyst lead-free primer provides consistent, reliable ignition.

Federal Ammunition signed on as sponsor of the USPSA last year, and Syntech Action Pistol is the official sponsored ammo of the organization, with their logo on the box. Federal was also the title sponsor of this USPSA Nationals competition. Learn more about the USPSA at www.uspsa.org. For more information on Federal, visit www.federalpremium.com.

NSSF Program Hunting Works for America Expands Again

The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is proud to announce that the Hunting Works For America footprint has grown to include Maryland. Hunting Works For Maryland joins 18 other states, including most recently Ohio, as the 19th state to be included in the award-winning Hunting Works For America program.

Hunting Works For America, through its state chapters, is an initiative that seeks to bring a broad range of stakeholders together in order to educate the public and elected officials about the importance of hunting. Shooting sports organizations, conservation groups, businesses, and other non-traditional hunting entities such as chambers of commerce, convention and visitors bureaus and other trade associations, have come together to form Hunting Works For Maryland and share their interest in the economic impact of hunting.

The newly formed Hunting Works For Maryland partnership has more than 65 partner organizations and will be adding dozens more in the weeks and months to come.

“A strong appreciation for the outdoors and outdoor sports is evident in the money spent by the 88,000 people who hunt in Maryland every year,” said Chris Dolnack, NSSF Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for NSSF. “Hunters contribute $32 million in state and local taxes each year, thanks to their considerable spending on their favorite pastime. The average hunter in Maryland spends $3,000 a year, which translates into $128 million in salaries and wages and an economic ripple effect of $401 million.”

Taxes, fees and surcharges that hunters pay when they purchase licenses, tags and equipment fund Maryland’s conservation efforts, which benefit game and non-game species, as well as anyone who enjoys the outdoors.

Hunting Works For Maryland launched today with a press conference across the street from the State House in the Annapolis Visitors Center. It is co-chaired by Deb Carter, Executive Director of the Maryland Association of Campgrounds; Ruth Toomey, Executive Director of the Maryland Tourism Coalition; Senator John Astle representing District 30; and Delores Jones state, General Manager of the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Chestertown.

Hunting Works For America launched in 2010 with just three states: Arizona, Minnesota and North Dakota. Since then the program has grown, adding chapters in Iowa, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alabama, South Dakota, New York, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Utah. All totaled, the Hunting Works For America program now represents more than 1,500 businesses, organizations and associations representing tens of thousands of stakeholders.

Becoming a member of Hunting Works for Maryland is absolutely free of charge. Visit www.HuntingWorksforMD.com to learn more about becoming a partner and the program, including leadership, members, social media opportunities and local hunting seasons.

Franklin Armory receives California Department of Justice approval on the New CA7 Pistol

The new Franklin Armory CA7 AR pistol has received California Department of Justice approval and is now listed on the CA roster.

Franklin Armory President Jay Jacobson noted that, “This is historic since the CA7™ is the only AR pistol approved by the State of California that is NOT a single shot.”

The CA7™ features:

  • 7.5” barrel
  • FST™ 7” handguard
  • Mil-spec pistol marked forged lower receiver
  • Pistol Buffer tube with foam cheek pad
  • Detachable 10/20 magazine

Find the Franklin Armory in the CA state roster here.

Franklin Armory says that they are no stranger to helping Californians acquire legal firearms. The DFM Drop-in Fixed Magazine, the F-17 series in .17wsm, CSW and a host of CA compliant rifles are also available to customers in California.  For more information, visit www.franklinarmory.com.

Browning Defines Rough Country Accuracy with the New X-Bolt Hell’s Canyon Long Range McMillan Rifles

Big game hunters in search of an accurate, long-range rifle need look no further than Browning and the new X-Bolt Hell’s Canyon Speed Long Range McMillan.

This awesome new rifle is designed for precision shooting at extended ranges. The foundation is the award-winning X-Bolt, a rifle renowned for its accuracy. The X-Bolt barreled action is fit to a McMillan® Game Scout stock in the choice of A-TACS AU Camo® or Desert Carbon Ambush camouflage. This stock includes integrated aluminum bedding pillars, a comfortable vertical pistol grip with thumb shelf and a stable, medium width fore-end to make it an ultra-stable platform that is ideal for a long-range hunting rifle.

All X-Bolt Hell’s Canyon Speed Long Range McMillan rifles include a 26″ heavy sporter contour fluted barrel that is free floated, hand chambered and has a target crown. A removable, threaded muzzle brake helps tame felt recoil and includes a thread protector for when the muzzle brake is not in use. 5/8″-24 TPI threading makes it simple to add a suppressor.

MSRP for the right-hand X-Bolt Hell’s Canyon Speed Long Range McMillan rifle is $2,189.99 – $2,399.99 depending on caliber and camo pattern. Desert Carbon Ambush camo models are also available for left-handed shooters with an MSRP of $2,359.99 – $2,429.99.

Features:

  • McMillan® Game Scout Stock with A-TACS AU Camo or Desert Carbon Ambush Camo and Dura Touch Armor Coating
  • Adjustable Feather Trigger
  • X-Lock Scope Mounting System
  • Free-Floated Heavy Sporter Contour Fluted Barrel
  • 60° Bolt Lift
  • Extended Bolt Handle
  • Bolt Unlock Button
  • Rotary Magazine
  • Top-Tang Safety
  • Personalized Bolt Engraving Available
  • 20 MOA Picatinny Rail
  • Picatinny Rail for Bipod Mounting (Desert Carbon Ambush camo models only)
  • Pachmayr® Decelerator® Recoil Pad

For more information on Browning products, please visit www.browning.com

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