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New Glock Tool Kit and Magnetic Patch from Fix It Sticks

Fix It Sticks, the industry innovator of modular firearms maintenance tools and torque limiters has introduced a Glock Tool Kit and Magnetic Patch. Both these new items perfectly integrate with the Fix It Sticks tool system as well as perform as stand-alone products.

The Glock Tool Kit has the quintessential tools for disassembly and reassembly of Glock handguns, including a Front Sight Tool and 3/32” Pin Punch. The Glock Front Sight Tool is a 3/16″ hex driver with thin walls to access the fastener. An integrated magnet holds the front sight screw securely in place. The Pin Punch is easy to use and sized so the Glock takedown pins can be removed and reinstalled by hand. Both tools are machined from solid bar stock and work with the Fix It Sticks or any standard ¼” bit driver.

The magnetic patch is a great addition to any tool kit. Designed to keep track of bit and fasteners, it can be used while attached to the Fix It Sticks case by Velcro or flipped over and used by itself as a tray. Simply place bits and screws on the patch and the magnet securely holds the in place until they are needed. Patches can be attached to the Velcro front side of the patch as well.

Both the Glock Tool Kit and Magnetic Pouch are designed for use out in the field but are perfect on the bench as well. Both products are now available. The Glock Tool Kit has an MSRP of $16.00 and the Magnetic Patch as an MSRP of $10.00

NSSF and Walker’s Work to Mentor the Next Generation of Hunters and Shooters

The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) and Walker’s have launched a mentor initiative that encourages experienced target shooters and hunters to invite new individuals to the range or field. The campaign is part of NSSF’s Mentor Pledge initiative developed to facilitate growth of the shooting sports community through education, safety and fun.

As an incentive, NSSF and Walker’s are providing free Razor Ear Muffs (valued at $69.99) to the first 2,000 mentors. Participants must sign a pledge online and share a photo or short video of their experience with a new hunter or shooter in order to claim their reward.

“We are thrilled to play a part in supporting the next generation of hunters and shooters,” said Ben Smith, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Walker’s. “This partnership with NSSF is the perfect opportunity for our company to give back to the shooting sports community.”

“Research shows that 24 million American’s have an interest getting started hunting or target shooting and that Being invited by a friend or family member is by far the best way to get new folks to the range or field,” said Jim Curcuruto, Director of Research & Market Development at NSSF. “This program aligns with NSSF programs such as National Shooting Sports Month and First Shots that provide introductions to the shooting sports.”

To learn more about this mentoring initiative and to take the pledge, visit the mentor pledge webpage.

Henry Pulls the Trigger on First NASCAR Sponsorship

Henry Repeating Arms is proud to announce a full-car sponsorship of the NASCAR Xfinity Series #90 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Andy Lally in the upcoming Johnsonville 180. The race will take place at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI on Saturday, August 25th and will be broadcast live by NBC Sports Network at 3:00 PM Eastern time.

“We’re thrilled to be supporting Andy Lally, an incredibly talented and versatile race car driver.” states Anthony Imperato, President, and owner of Henry Repeating Arms. Imperato continues, “Our fans have always wanted to see a Henry livery on a NASCAR machine, so we’re looking forward to bringing them just that at our home track in Wisconsin.”

Elkhart Lake is a few hours away from Henry’s manufacturing plant in Rice Lake, WI, which employs 300 people. The facility makes shotguns, centerfire rifles, and parts for some of the firearms produced in Henry’s Bayonne, New Jersey location.

To celebrate the sponsorship, Henry Repeating Arms will be running a giveaway for a Henry Long Ranger .308 Win. lever action rifle, one of their premiere hunting rifles built at the Rice Lake, WI location. The giveaway will run from Thursday, August 23rd to 12:00 AM Eastern on Sunday, August 26th. Fans can enter the giveaway by texting the keyword HENRY to 444999. The giveaway is for United States residents only.

Henry Repeating Arms and Andy Lally will also be covering the event across their social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

SIG SAUER Among Founding Members of New Airgun Sporting Association

Leads Effort to Legalize Hunting with Airguns in New Hampshire

SIG AIR, the airgun division of SIG SAUER, Inc., is pleased to support the newly created Airgun Sporting Association as a founding member. A primary focus of the Airgun Sporting Association is to strengthen relationships between state wildlife agencies and representatives of the airgun industry and to work towards legalizing the use of airguns for hunting and recreational shooting throughout the United States.

“SIG AIR is dedicated to supporting the growth of the airgun sports and to working to enact new laws to allow hunting with airguns using appropriate calibers for various species of game,” said Joseph Huston, Vice President and General Manager of SIG AIR and member of the Airgun Sporting Association Board of Directors. “More states are beginning to recognize that today’s advanced airgun technology allows for ethical hunting with airguns, and laws are changing accordingly. SIG SAUER worked with game officials and legislators here in New Hampshire to amend a bill to allow hunting of small game with air rifles, such as the new SIG ASP20 break barrel air rifle, and Governor Sununu just signed this bill into law. This is welcome news for current airgun enthusiasts and will help open the door to new hunters and shooters over time.”

USA Shooting Aiming for 2020 Vision with Fundraising Stop in Tar Heel State

The stage is ready and the targets have been set as countdown has begun in anticipation of the National Sporting Clays Cup fundraiser next Thursday in the Tar Heel State.

More than 35 sponsors, donors and industry partners have stepped forward in a big way to help America’s Shooting Team during USA Shooting’s Fundraiser on August 30 at Fork Farm and Childress Vineyards. It will be a fitting end to National Shooting Sports Month and a true showcase of the strength and support that can be realized when the shooting industry bands together for an important cause.

USA Shooting’s direct marketing provider, Resource One, an Oklahoma-based organization specializing in non-profit direct marketing, became the first major event sponsor followed shortly by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).

The National Rifle Association also has chosen to back this event along with major shooting industry stakeholders including USA Shooting sponsors Federal Premium, Kimber, SKB Cases, Baron Engraving and Brazen Sports as well as Glock, Sig Sauer, Remington, Henry, Mossy Oak, Nomad, ORCA Coolers, Skull Hooker, Outdoor Edge and Davidsons.

In addition to the generous support provided by the Fork Farm and Childress Vineyards, other North Carolina-based companies are helping drive USA Shooting’s fundraising success at this event. Those companies include: Big Rock Sports, Matthews Mobile Media, Carolina Limousine, Lucky Clays Farm, Hog Heaven Outfitters and the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.

Helping drive further support for America’s Shooting Team athletes that depend heavily on private donation will be an exciting list of auction and raffle items that includes guns, gun cases, ammunition, targets, knives, coolers, hunting clothing, and a variety of different hunting and fishing packages. Outfitters supporting USA Shooting for this event include: David Denies, Global Sporting Safaris, Hog Heaven, 777, Cheyenne Ridge Lodge, Caryonah Hunting Lodge, Outta Line Charters and Decoy Sport Fishing.

As one of the only non-government supported shooting team in the world, USA Shooting relies heavily on donors and sponsors to help maintain a history of success that includes 110 Olympic medals.
“USA Shooting’s 2020 vision can only be realized by the involvement, generosity and backing of the shooting industry and with two years to go before the next Olympic and Paralympic Games, key partners and supporters are stepping up to assist America’s shooting team athletes,” said Keith Enlow, CEO of USA Shooting.

Athletes participating in the National Sporting Clays Cup fundraiser that includes a Sporting Clays shoot at Fork Farm followed by a VIP dinner/auction at Childress Vineyards that evening will include 2016 Paralympic pistol representative Marco De La Rosa (Chicago, Illinois) reigning World Champion in Women’s Skeet Dania Vizzi (Odessa, Florida), two-time Junior Olympic Champion in Women’s Trap Emily Hampson, and former Junior National Champion in Men’s Double Trap Hank Garvey (Newburyport, Massachusetts).

Two days following the USA Shooting fundraiser the competition for 84 USA Shooting Team athletes begins at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championship in Changwon, South Korea. The 52nd ISSF World Championship is the largest gathering of international-style shooting competitors vying for world glory, as well as the 60 Olympic quotas up for grabs during the two-week-long Championship.

“These athletes and those who support them are the highest profile ambassadors we have for the shooting sports and we are all honored to stand behind them,” said Richard Childress, first vice president of the National Rifle Association. “Good luck Team America!”

It is not too late to get involved in helping support America’s Shooting Team in 2018, another fundraiser is scheduled for October 12-13 at the Oak Tree Gun Club in Newhall, California and USA Shooting is looking for organizations and individuals to participate in this event. Get involved and come shoot this multi-shoot fundraising event alongside six-time Olympic medalist Kim Rhode, two-time Olympic gold medalist Vincent Hancock, world-record trap shooter Jake Wallace and three-time pistol Olympian Keith Sanderson.

Federal Premium Expands Load Options for Black Cloud with FLITECONTRL FLEX

Federal Premium has added new shot size offerings to its improved Black Cloud line. This includes various new loadings of shot size No. 1 and No. 3 in both 12- and 20-gauge. Shipments of this ammunition have been delivered to dealers.

Equipped with the new FLITECONTROL FLEX wad, the new loads deliver improved pattern density and consistency through both ported and standard waterfowl chokes. The wad’s redesigned rear-deploying petals and side-mounted vents stimulate the payload for separation from the wad at the ideal moment for dense, deadly patterns. Plus, the efficient Catalyst lead-free primer and clean-burning, temperature-stable propellant significantly decrease residue in the barrel.

Features & Benefits:

  • New shot sizes in the most popular loads
  • Rear-opening FLITECONTROL FLEX wad provides the tightest patterns possible through both ported and standard chokes
  • Payload of 40 percent FLITESTOPPER steel pellets and 60 percent Premium® steel for dense patterns and larger wound channels
  • 100 percent FLITESTOPPER payload in Close Range offerings
  • Catalyst lead-free primer and clean-burning, temperature-stable propellant drastically reduce residue
  • Black nickel head inhibits corrosion
  • Sealed crimp defeats moisture in extreme conditions

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