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Archery
Easton 6.5 arrows use the proprietary Acu-Carbon™ Uniform Spine process that results in the most reliable tolerances and eliminates the need for the spine-alignment and weight sorting. With unprecedented demand, Easton is running the 6.5 arrow production line 24/7 to fill dealer shelves nationwide.
Awards & Honors
Bowhunting World magazine just recently announced the winners of its prestigious Reader’s Choice Awards which are presented annually to the leading manufacturers of bowhunting equipment. For more than a decade, Hunter Safety System has been awarded the coveted Gold Award in the “Safety Harness” category.
Fishing
The Plano® Weekend Series was designed for the serious angler that wants to make the most of their quality fishing time. Available in three sizes, the Weekend Series Speedbags feature a patented Speed Top Fold system that holds the bag open for quick one-handed access. Three sizes ensure every angler has the perfect amount of storage to store and transport precious tackle.

TrueTimber has announced the introduction of multiple new and distinctive fishing apparel items to an already impressive lineup. TrueTimber fishing apparel offers unmatched protection from the sun and heat, coupled with ultimate breathability. Each item was designed with performance in mind and TrueTimber camo accents offer a unique style perfect for the boat or out in town.
Industry Update
With 90 percent of wildland fires in the United States caused by human actions, the National Shooting Sports Foundation® is reminding outdoor recreationists, including target shooters and hunters, to take precautions so they don’t accidentally ignite a wildfire.
Inventive Outdoors is excited to announce they have entered an agreement with sales and marketing legends William J. Gartland & Associates. The Gartland & Associates group will be responsible for continuing positive growth and sales of Inventive Outdoors’ products throughout the United States and abroad.

The April 2021 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1,694,118 is an increase of 0.9 percent compared to the April 2020 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1,678,223. For comparison, the unadjusted April 2021 FBI NICS figure 3,485,016 reflects a 21.1 percent increase from the unadjusted FBI NICS figure of 2,878,176 in April 2020.
Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc. is proud to announce the recent promotion of Joel Miller to Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Joel has been with Barrett since 2017, most recently serving as Director of Global Military Sales.
Camfour and Hill Country Wholesale (Camfour) are pleased to announce that Desmond Lee has joined the leadership team as Controller and Jonathan Corns has joined the team as a sales representative.

Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: SWBI) announced that it plans to divest its Thompson/Center Arms brand. This decision is part of the Company’s broader strategic plan that will focus on its core Smith & Wesson brands.
Nosler, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Garrett Caldwell to the position of Rifle Division Production Manager. Caldwell will work from the Redmond, Oregon manufacturing facility and oversee the production of Nosler firearms products.
Millennium Outdoors, LLC is pleased to announce Camron Miller as the National Sales Manager Hunting Division. Miller will take on responsibilities on the leadership team in a full-time role for Millennium Treestands and Ol’ Man Treestands.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
CZ-USA, importer, manufacturer and distributor of pistols, rifles, shotguns and suppressors has an immediate opening for a Digital Marketing Coordinator.
Newsstand, Radio & TV
“The key to reengaging first-time customers, particularly women, starts with understanding their primary motivation for purchasing,” advises Ashley McGee in “Your Female Customer Base Has Grown, Now What?”
In addition to its regular daily content, the website also provides visitors with The Armory Life Presents series of digital magazines. The newest addition to the family of digital magazines is the XD-M® Elite-themed volume. It features detailed reviews of all current variants of the XD-M Elite family of pistols as well as interesting pieces on customized versions, pushing the pistol out to 100 yards and beyond, and more.

Walther’s new front man, the PDP, pays homage to the PPQ and Q4/Q5 series, but brings new features and design elements to take the line forward another decade or more. The pistol with prestigious pedigree is featured in the July/August issue of American Handgunner.
Product News
Wildlife Research Center® has introduced their new and improved Scent Killer® Gold® Laundry Detergent, with Power Boost Plus+™. This ultra-concentrated formula fights odors, dirt, and stains in your hunting clothes without adding any U.V. brighteners.
The Escort BTS bullpup offers all the perks of the VTS series shotguns in a more compact, portable package. This next-generation shotgun is available in either 12 ga or .410 cal and is offered in either black or FDE Cerakote. The inline gas piston design is mounted around the barrel, minimizing bulk and allowing the use of a proper bullpup layout.
Hawk is excited to introduce the new ‘Double Down’ Box Blind. The unit provides hunters of all ages with superior scent, thermal, and noise control in a premium Box Blind. The Double Down is built to last with insulated interior and exterior steel surfaces, as well as an insulated powder coated steel floor.
The Gravity Grill™ from CanCooker has a 18.5” by 16.4” platform that can be used over any type of fire, for all kinds of cooking, anywhere. The Gravity Grill™ allows for a full 360 degree rotation, and up and down adjustment so you can smoothly adjust or remove it from a wood, propane, or charcoal heat source.
Galco's iDefense™ carries not only a defensive handgun, but also accommodates a tablet computer. The iDefense safely secures a compact or full-size defensive handgun and spare ammo with an elasticized nylon holster concealed within a zipped compartment. The tablet is held in place outside the gun compartment on a sturdy backing plate that’s fully adjustable for tablet angle.
Ed Brown Products, Inc. is excited to be adding the F4 to the Fueled™ Series of custom pistols, based on the popular Smith & Wesson® M&P® 2.0™ 9mm. The new MP-F4 shares most of the custom features and characteristics of its three predecessors with one exception - the golden barrel. Coated in Titanium Nitride, it gives this new pistol a luxurious appeal.
Champion Range & Targets announced the arrival of their new Small Frame ear muffs. These new muffs are designed specifically to fit smaller heads, making them ideal for shooters that find traditional hearing muffs too large.
Beretta USA is excited to announce the inclusion of Manurhin revolvers into our commercial product line-up. The official launch of this new line will take place this week at the 2021 USPSA LOCAP Nationals in Talladega, Ala. The MR73 Gendarmerie 4” and MR73 Sport 5.25” will be the first Manurhin products that Beretta will import and include into the current premium product line-up.
To create a more affordable option for budget-conscious customers without compromising features, Bond Arms trimmed down its finishing process for the Rough Series and included the Roughneck, Rowdy, and the newest addition, the Grizzly double-barrel guns.
Galco offers a line of seven holster handbags for female gun carriers. These stylish designs allow discreet carry, while construction from the highest quality materials provides long lasting durability – even in everyday carry of a heavy handgun.
In 2020, we introduced the Fusion wireless camera. Throughout the year, we listened closely to our customers and vowed to make necessary improvements. You asked, we listened and now the Fusion X truly takes wireless cameras to the next level.
Bushnell® has announced the addition of two new models to its dedicated lineup of rimfire riflescopes. Specifically designed for .22LR rifles, these scopes are ideal for varmint and small game hunting, as well as for plinking and recreational shooting.
The compact M-FAK Mini First Aid Kits in Realtree Camo empowers sportsmen with the most requested point-of-wounding equipment in the smallest cube space possible so it can be easily packed along with hunting or fishing gear.
Catering to the requests of shooting enthusiasts and FN brand fans alike, FN America, LLC is pleased to announce the release of new flat dark earth (FDE) offerings in both its FN Five-seveN® and FN 503® line-ups, available at authorized retailers soon.
Adding to its line of Failure Resistant Extractors, Apex Tactical Specialties is pleased to announce the upcoming release of a Failure Resistant Extractor for the Hellcat model pistols from Springfield Armory. Retailers and wholesale distributors that have not yet ordered and wish to stock the new extractor can contact Apex at dealer@apextactical.com or (623) 322-0200 for pricing and quantity availability.
Apex Tactical Specialties, the industry leader in aftermarket performance upgrades for a variety of pistol brands, has added to its library of 'How To' videos with an installation video covering thumb safety models of the Springfield Armory Hellcat.
Safety Notices
Ruger has discovered that a small number of Ruger-57 pistols may have right safety levers that do not meet specifications and may be prone to cracking. Only a very small number of pistols appear to be affected, Ruger is asking owners of Ruger-57 pistols to perform a routine function check of the safety lever to ensure its proper operation and, if necessary, sign up for this retrofit.
 
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