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Archery
Bow Spider -- the quickest and easiest bow retrieval system on the market. Whether you are a backpack hunter, spend your time up a tree, or need both hands free when crossing a field while carrying decoys, blinds, and other accessories, Bow Spider is the answer you’ve been looking for.
Awards & Honors
The Stoeger PCP XM1 Air Rifle received the prestigious 2020 Red Dot Award for best Product Design in the Compressed-Air Rifle category. Decided upon by an international jury of experts, the seal of approval goes to products that feature outstanding design.
Industry Update
Seventeen plaintiffs including the Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit naming an almost equal number of local and county governments and officials within those jurisdictions in Northern California, asking the court for injunctive and declaratory relief in a challenge to gun control measures instituted in relation to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation® has made donations totaling $25,000 to three groups indispensable to supporting the health and welfare of area residents in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will assist with the purchase of personal protection equipment (PPE) such as surgical masks, gowns and gloves and other necessary equipment.
The March 2020 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 2,375,525 is an increase of 80.4 percent compared to the March 2019 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1,317,114. For comparison, the unadjusted March 2020 FBI NICS figure 3,709,562 reflects a 42.4 percent increase from the unadjusted FBI NICS figure of 2,604,927 in March 2019.
Swanson Russell welcomes four new employees in its Lincoln office: Justin Anthony, Lana Erickson, Stephanie Havranek and Ryan Holt.

PRADCO Outdoor Brands is dedicating resources to serve the medical communities in Alabama, Arkansas and Oklahoma (home states of most PRADCO employees and their families) with donations of much-needed medical equipment.
Following the direction of the Trump Administration to ease tax burdens on American businesses during the COVID-19 virus pandemic, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) announced it is providing firearm and ammunition manufacturers and importers a 90-day delay period from the required filing and payment dates of Pittman Robertson excise tax payments.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker closed federally licensed firearm dealers after briefly listing them open as “essential” services. The move effectively denies Massachusetts residents of their Second Amendment civil rights, under the guise of emergency health orders.

NSSF® is grateful for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) inclusion of the firearm industry’s manufacturing, distribution, retail and range businesses as essential critical services that should remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to the increased demands on all of us and our need to focus on servicing our customers, we will delay the webinar on ‘How to Build and Grow Suppressor Sales’ for a few weeks, maybe longer. We will provide you with an advanced notice when we have chosen a date.
Celerant Technology announced an integration with SCOPE CLX, a business analytics program for the shooting sports industry. Through an integration with Celerant’s point of sale solution, the CLX will aggregate data from Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) retailers across the country.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
Smith & Wesson is seeking a Channel Marketing Manager to be responsible for implementing Smith & Wesson's channel marketing strategy.
Newsstand, Radio & TV
Shooting Industry’s SHOT Show Review Issue presents a thorough examination of the 2020 event — with a special emphasis on identifying potential new sellers and how dealers can successfully carry them in-store.
Product News
SIG SAUER announces the expansion of the LEGION series of pistols with the SIG SAUER P220 LEGION 10mm SAO, a full-size, hammer fired pistol, featuring a Legion Gray stainless steel slide and frame, with X-RAY3 Day/Night Sights, and an ambidextrous manual safety.

Bear & Son Cutler delivers a classic knife design for 2020 with the new 3 ½-inch One Blade Pen, an American-made, single-blade pocketknife that is comfortable to carry all day.
Blackhawk announced that it has expanded its line of Appendix Reversible Carry (A.R.C) Inside the Waistband (IWB) holsters with new models compatible with the SIG P365, SIG P356XL, Glock 48 and Smith & Wesson EZ 9/380 pistols.
Axeon Optics is thrilled to announce the Axeon NightVue, a binocular mounted green laser illuminator that transforms the standard binocular from a daylight only tool into an optic that can be used around the clock.
Camfour/Hill Country Wholesale would like to announce the addition of Maglula to their vendor lineup. Visit EZGun.net today to place your order or contact your account manager for more details.
 
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