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Archery
Victory Archery™ continues to set the standard as the pinnacle of hunting arrow technology with the RIP-SS. The bone-crushing, small-diameter shaft features layers of stainless steel fused with an advanced 90° 3K carbon weave.
After launching a total of 8 new crossbow models in December, industry-leader TenPoint Crossbows showcased these new crossbows at the 2023 ATA Show in Indianapolis. After 3-days of sending arrows down-range and testing the latest features of TenPoint and Wicked Ridge®, retailers indicated that this year’s lineup is the headline of the crossbow industry.
Awards & Honors
Moultrie Mobile announced it has received Readers’ Choice Gold Medal Awards from the Grand View Outdoors publications Bowhunting World and Predator Xtreme.

Hi-Point® Firearms recently named Vance Outdoors Inc. its Dealer of the Year. Charlie Brown, President of MKS Supply and distributor for Hi-Point Firearms, presented the award to Andrew Hyder, firearms buyer for Vance Outdoors, and his team at the 2023 SHOT Show.
The readers of Predator Xtreme awarded CCI the 2023 Gold Award in the category of Rimfire Ammunition. The award was given to CCI company representatives during the 2023 SHOT Show, January 17 at the Venetian Expo and Caesars Forum in Las Vegas.
Nosler® is proud to announce the new Model 21™ rifle, has captured one of the highest awards in the industry by winning Field & Stream Magazine’s “Best of the Test” award for the “Best Hunting Rifle” of 2022.

Springfield Armory® is proud to announce the Hellcat Pro 9mm has won the top slot in the “Best Compact Semi-Auto” category of Ballistic magazine’s annual Ballistic’s Best Readers’ Choice Awards for 2022.
Federal has received the 2023 Gold Award in the category of Shotshells by the readers of Predator Xtreme. The award was given to Federal company representatives during the 2023 SHOT Show, January 17 at the Venetian Expo and Caesars Forum in Las Vegas.
Springfield Armory® is proud to announce the 1911 DS Prodigy™ 9mm has won the top slot in the “Best 1911” category of Ballistic magazine’s annual Ballistic’s Best Readers’ Choice Awards for 2022.

APEX Ammunition’s high-performance, ultra-high-density Tungsten Super Shot (TSS) shotshells have won a prestigious Gray’s Best award.
GPO USA’s original 10x50 rangefinding binocular has recently been named the Best Rangefinding Binocular by POPULAR MECHANICS Magazine. This honor was first bestowed upon the product on October 27, 2021 and was recently honored again as the on January 11, 2023, in “Best 8 Binoculars for Hunting, Birding and other Outdoor Activities.”
Springfield Armory® is proud to announce it has won On Target magazine’s 2022 Editors’ Choice Award for the Hellcat® Pro 9mm pistol.

Consumer Promos
Back by popular demand, Hornady® announces the 2023 Get Loaded® promotion that offers free bullets with qualifying purchases of Hornady reloading products. The popular program, which begins on Feb. 1. and continues through Dec. 31, 2023, offers a unique opportunity for enthusiasts to stock their reloading benches.
Dealer Programs
Ammo AZ, Frontier Justice, 2nd Amendment Guns, Titan Ammo Company, We Kick Brass, Mr. Pawn, Fields Outdoor Adventures, Bam Bam Armory, Clark Armory, Summit Gun Broker, Flash My Brass and others have decided to join the Premier Dealer program established by Venom Ammo for 2023.
Industry Update
Brandon Maddox, CEO of Silencer Central, is officially an active member of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) Board of Directors. Maddox will join the mission of promoting, protecting and advancing America’s outdoor traditions.
SAAMI® has announced the acceptance of three new rifle cartridges for SAAMI standardization: 7mm PRC, 360 Buckhammer and 400 Legend.
NSSF®, Columbia Mayor Daniel Rickenmann, the Office of Congressman Joe Wilson and local law enforcement agencies, along with local veterans, conservation, youth, faith and sporting organizations launched “Project ChildSafe® Columbia,” a citywide initiative to help prevent firearm accidents, theft and misuse, including suicide.
The January 2023 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1,268,236 is an increase of 6.5 percent compared to the January 2022 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1,190,856. For comparison, the unadjusted January 2022 FBI NICS figure 2,612,736 reflects a 3.1 percent increase from the unadjusted FBI NICS figure of 2,533,096 in January 2022.
NSSF® filed a motion for a preliminary injunction to block state authorities from enforcing HB 5471, the recently-enacted “Protect Illinois Communities Act,” which bans the sale of several hundred of the most commonly-owned semiautomatic rifles in America, including all rifles on the very popular Modern Sporting Rifle (MSR) platform.
Everest.com announces a Favorite Fishing storefront has been added to its online marketplace. Favorite Fishing offers an award-winning line of premium rods and reels priced to appeal to today’s generation of fishers.
Daniel Defense announces that Rod Reasen will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer. Rod will report directly to Founder, Owner and Chairman of the Board, Marty Daniel.
NSSF® welcomed the U.S. District Court of New Jersey’s preliminary injunction order to block a public nuisance law that was recently enacted by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy. That law allowed frivolous and unconstitutional lawsuits against members of the firearm industry for the subsequent criminal misuse of a lawfully-sold firearm by remote third parties.
NSSF® commends U.S. Sen. John Cornyn’s (R-Texas) introduction of S. 214, the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. The legislation was introduced with 45 original co-sponsors to protect law-abiding concealed carry permit holders from being forced to navigate a patchwork of varying gun control laws when crossing state lines.
The 2023 SHOT UniversityTM was deemed a tremendous success by attendees and its organizers at NSSF®. This SHOT Show® marked the second year of NSSF’s extended learning opportunities, which were available a la carte Tuesday, January 17, through Friday, January 19, giving attendees more flexibility to participate.
SAAMI® is pleased to announce the release of the 2022 update to American National Standard SAAMI Z299.3-2022, Voluntary Industry Performance Standards for Velocity and Pressure of Centerfire Pistol and Revolver Sporting Ammunition for the Use of Commercial Manufacturers.
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
1791 Outdoor Lifestyle Group is seeking a Territory Sales Representative for Central Texas and Oklahoma. The position provides a generous base salary with uncapped commissions based on sales performance and requires 75%+ travel. A car allowance and travel expense reimbursement are offered as part of the position.
Easton is searching for an International Sales Manager to develop its international customer base. This vital sales role will help define and implement strategies for international wholesale distributors and serve as the company expert in the overseas archery market.
Smith & Wesson is seeking a District Sales Manager for the district covering Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Washington and Alaska.
Now Shipping
Apex Tactical Specialties is pleased to announce it is now shipping its latest optic mount designed specifically for securely mounting the Aimpoint Acro P-1 and P-2 or the Steiner MPS optic to Glock MOS model pistols.
Product News
Beretta is pleased to announce the launch of a new turkey hunting shotgun to our line-up of popular A300 Ultima platform - the A300 Ultima Turkey. Engineered to be ultra-reliable and easy to manipulate, this new model will surely be an upgrade to your turkey hunting set-up.
Timber Creek Outdoors announced at the 2023 SHOT Show the expansion of their Enforcer Pistol Accessory line with the addition of parts fitting more handgun models. Enforcer Pistol Accessories allow consumers to upgrade their handguns with quality parts that match their MSR.
Elite Survival Systems’ TOKK Fingerprint Lock uses biometric authentication technology and provides quick access to your most precious valuables with just a quick fingerprint.
Timber Creek Outdoors announced the expansion of their Enforcer line with the introduction of the Bolt Action Rifle Chassis at SHOT Show. The brand new rifle chassis brings the designs and colors Timber Creek is known for in the MSR market to bolt-action firearms.
HatsanUSA® is proud to announce its largest airgun – the .62 caliber PileDriver. The PileDriver is designed exclusively for high-powered hunting applications. Capable of producing over 700 ft-lbs. of kinetic energy in .62 caliber, it is also available in .45 and .50 caliber models.
Hatsan’s new ZADA break barrel air rifle is the newest edition of entry-level, spring-action air rifles. The refined design is precision-engineered to be the ultimate high-performance beginner’s shooting platform.
DeSantis Gunhide® introduces its latest new product, the Transit Holster. The #215, Transit Holster, is an old school IWB holster with a new school twist. It is built from firm, sueded center cut steerhide and reinforced at the top with both Kydex® and premium saddle leather.
Holosun's P.ID series of weapon mounted lights consists of four models, P.ID, P.ID HC, P.ID Plus, and P.ID Dual. P.ID features include high candela white light, visible green laser, and IR laser depending on the model.
The ETS Group announces the release of their new line of Carbon Smoke Series Magazines. These dark smoke-colored magazines are impact, chemical, and UV resistant, and the translucent body allows you to see the remaining round count.
Sports South is proud to be offering the new Riton Optics 2023 Riflescopes: PRIMAL, TACTIX and CONQUER. Call your Sports South sales representative for availability.
Code Blue® is excited to unveil seven unique scent products designed to prolong scent, enhance scrape success, and provoke response from dominant bucks.
Timber Creek Outdoors released new sizes to their Cantilever Scope mount at the 2023 SHOT Show. The Cantilever Mount was designed with the MSR shooter in mind and allows for quick and easy optics installation on any flat-top MSR while maintaining proper scope position.
The Headrest Safe Company is pleased to announce The Headrest Safe™, the standard for anti-theft vehicle safes. The Headrest Safe™ is designed to provide maximum protection for your valuables or firearms.
Featuring an all-season drought- and cold-tolerant blend, Antler King’s Southern Greens provides a palatable food source from early archery season all the way through late gun season.
Remington Ammunition recently introduced Premier Long Range, a new, high-quality line of centerfire rifle ammunition for big game hunting at extended ranges. Featuring Speer’s revolutionary Impact bullet, available for the first time in factory-loaded ammunition, Remington has now announced three new PRC loads that will be available later this year.
Blaser Group is pleased to introduce the award-winning Mauser M18 bolt-action rifle in two camo patterns – U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) and Fred Bear Old School Camo. The Mauser M18 rifles are backed by a sub-MOA performance guarantee and 10-year factory warranty.
Shows
Taylor’s & Company is pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at the (NBS) Nation’s Best Sports Spring Semi-Annual Market held Thursday, February 2nd through Monday, February 6th at the Fort Worth Convention Center.
SAR is pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at the (NBS) Nation’s Best Sports Spring Semi-Annual Market held Thursday, February 2nd to Monday, February 6th at the Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas.
Mission First Tactical (MFT) is pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at the Worldwide Spring Trade Show from February 7th through February 9th at the Reno Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev.
Taylor’s & Company is proud to announce they will be exhibiting at the Worldwide Spring Trade Show from Tuesday, February 7th through Thursday, February 9th at the Reno Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev.
X-Vision Optics and its line-up of thermal optics and infrared products will be on display at the Nations’ Best Sports (NBS) Spring Semi-Annual Market. X-Vision Optics is excited to feature its 2023 line-up of thermal products and night vision binoculars.
Mission First Tactical (MFT) is pleased to announce they are attending the (NBS) Nation’s Best Sports Spring Semi-Annual Market held Thursday, February 2nd through Monday, February 6th at the Fort Worth Convention Center.
Code of Silence is heading to the 2023 Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The nine-day event is the world's largest outdoor recreation expo and is scheduled for February 4-12 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex.
Maxim Defense is pleased to announce they are attending the (NBS) Nation’s Best Sports Spring Semi-Annual Market held Thursday, February 2nd through Monday, February 6th at the Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas.
Freedom Munitions is excited to exhibit at the Great American Outdoor Show under new ownership, showcasing the well-known brands of Freedom Munitions, X-Treme Bullets, and LAX Ammunition.
Nosler® Inc. will be exhibiting at the 2023 IWA OutdoorClassics show in Nuremburg, Germany March 2-5. The Nosler stand will be located in the Nuremburg Messe Hall 3C-435 with their international and domestic sales and marketing staff available.
Traditions® Performance Firearms will be exhibiting at the 2023 Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania February 4-12. Traditions® will be displaying their 2023 line of products in booth number 693.
ALPS OutdoorZ is excited to be displaying at the 2023 Western Hunting & Conservation Expo this week in Salt Lake City, Utah. The expo will be held February 2-5 at the Salt Palace Convention Center.
SilencerCo is excited to give away a free suppressor each day at the Western Hunting & Conservation Expo. To learn about the benefits of hunting suppressed and to enter for a chance to win a Harvester EVO, Omega, 36M, Hybrid 46M or Velos LBP come by the SilencerCo booth (#5714).
Beretta, alongside sister companies Sako and Tikka, will be displaying a wide variety of firearm, clothing, and accessory products at this week’s 2023 Western Hunting and Conservation Expo held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT, from February 2-5.
Taylor’s & Company announces they will be exhibiting at the Great American Outdoor Show from Saturday, February 4th through Sunday, February 12th at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa.
AGM is pleased to announce that we’ll be exhibiting at Nations Best Sports (NBS) show on Feb 2-6 2023. NBS offers independent retailers a diverse portfolio of buying opportunities in all categories of outdoor sports and general sporting goods.
SAR is pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at the Worldwide Spring Trade Show from Tuesday, February 7th to Thursday, February 9th at the Reno Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev.
Radians® will showcase its new products and 2023 catalog at NBS, Worldwide, Sports, Inc., and other spring dealer shows. Radians is expanding its VERTEX™ hearing protection brand and will unveil the new VERTEX™ Corded and Vertex Corded Bluetooth at the shows.
Maxim Defense is pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at the Worldwide Spring Trade Show from Tuesday, February 7th through Thursday, February 9th at the Reno Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev.
 
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