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HUNT MASTERS GREGG RITZ TO APPEAR AT TRADITIONS® 2022 NRA BOOTH

Gregg Ritz of Hunt Masters will be doing a meet and greet at Traditions® Firearms NRA Booth #4041 on the main show floor. The appearance will take place on Friday May 27th from 2:00-3:00PM.

Known as “Mr. Muzzleloader”, Ritz has long been a champion of the sport and is an active voice in educating many about muzzleloading. Traditions® is excited to host Ritz at their brand new booth and for people to have the opportunity to get to chat all things muzzleloading with him.

Come by Traditions Booth #4041 on May 27th between 2:00-3:00PM to check out new products and talk hunting with Gregg Ritz of Hunt Masters.

Follow the adventures of Hunt Masters on social media and online:

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IG: @huntmastertv
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DC PROJECT TESTIFIES BEFORE U.S. SENATE ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Women For Gun Rights

The DC Project, a grassroots Second Amendment advocacy group that champions Women for Gun Rights, applauds Advisory Board member Holly Sullivan’s testimony before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary Hearing: Stop Gun Violence: The Jackson-Elias Domestic Survivor Protection Act. Her testimony challenged the proposal’s impact and consequences and urged the committee to uphold its duty to the Constitution and the American people threatened by domestic violence. 

“As a nationwide organization of women committed to safeguarding the Second Amendment, Holly’s testimony before the Subcommittee on the Constitution supporting our right to keep and bear arms inspires us,” said DC Project Founder Dianna Muller. “Her perspective on victims of domestic violence needing the option of defending themselves with a firearm was especially compelling,” she said.

During her testimony, Sullivan stated, “I hope this body will identify opportunities to empower women to prevent them from becoming victims, support programs that prevent violence, treat mental illness in all its stages, and ultimately heal broken hearts and broken homes across the nation.”

Sullivan described how her experiences differed from the other women speaking to the Senators. “I was raised with education in gun safety and firearm awareness and did not fully appreciate the importance of this until I had something greater than myself to defend my child,” she said.


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Cimarron Firearms Welcomes the NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits to the Great State of Texas

Cimarron Firearms, the iconic brand for authentic American West Frontier firearms, will be exhibiting at Booth 2547 from May 27 – 29, 2022 in Houston, Texas.

Cimarron Firearms, makers of quality replicas of Old West firearms, will be exhibiting at the 2022 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits, May 27 – 29, 2022 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Committed to representing the cowboy action and Old West lifestyle with faithful reproductions of historic, Hollywood, and Cimarron original designed pistols and rifles, Cimarron will be showcasing their latest models at Booth 2547.

“Cimarron’s DNA is purely Texan. We started our first retail business, Bigfoot, right here in Houston, so this NRA show is like a homecoming for us at Cimarron Firearms,” Mike Harvey, founder and CEO of Cimarron Firearms, explained. “We are proud to show the public the finest replicas of the guns that won the West.”

Cimarron Firearms is recognized as the leader in quality and authenticity of replica firearms. For the past 30 years, Cimarron has worked continuously to perfect the authentic detail, fit, finish, and function of its line of frontier firearms. There is no other firearm that is near equal in value, strength, reliability, and authentic detail as is the line from Cimmaron Firearms.

Attendees to the NRA show will be able to see Cimarron Firearms’ “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” Hollywood trinity, with pistols designed around three legendary spaghetti western characters: Angel Eyes, Tuco, and The Man With No Name. From the Clint Eastwood iconic characters to one of the biggest bestselling books and TV series, “Lonesome Dove,” Cimarron Firearms pays respect to the American cowboy in a restless and changing environment with the Lonesome Dove .44 Walker pistols. Both classic representations of what a Texas Ranger would have carried, these beautiful 9’ .44 Walker reproductions feature special engraving assigned to two of the most beloved Western characters, Capt. Augustus McCrae and Capt. Woodrow F. Call.



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U.S. LAWSHIELD® EDUCATES VISITORS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF LEGAL DEFENSE FOR SELF-DEFENSE® DURING THE 2022 NRA ANNUAL MEETINGS & EXHIBITS

U.S. LawShield®, industry leader and America’s largest provider of Legal Defense for Self Defense®  coverage, will be on-site for the 2022 NRA Annual Meetings (NRAAM) held from May 27-29 in Houston, Texas to discuss and answer questions about the importance of self-defense coverage and how it protects members throughout the full legal process after a self-defense incident. U.S. LawShield will exhibit in Booth #1457 at the George R. Brown Convention Center and provide attendees special membership opportunities plus a chance to win a free giveaway valued at more than $1,200.

According to U.S. LawShield CEO P.J. Hermosa, “More people are arming themselves than ever, so it’s profoundly important to understand the legal ramifications of self-defense. With the NRA Annual Meetings happening in our home state of Texas, we’re eager to meet folks from everywhere and help them understand how to protect themselves from legal pitfalls,” he said. “Plus, those who visit our booth can enter for a chance to win a free giveaway loaded with fun-filled shooting experiences and great swag.”

Founded by attorneys in 2009, U.S. LawShield protects and defends law-abiding gun owners from the legal fallout of using a firearm to defend themselves. The company works with firearms dealers, instructors, and ranges to add value to members by providing gun owners education and knowledge on state-specific self-defense laws. “In an emergency, our members have the peace of mind of immediate access to an Independent Program Attorney,” said Hermosa.

Customized Coverage

With U.S. LawShield, members receive affordable coverage for as little as $10.95 per month, plus the ability to customize their plan with meaningful, affordable, and exclusive added benefits to fit their unique needs. Add-ons include:


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Limited Quantity of Exhibition Grade Circassian Walnut Stocks Available from Big Horn Armory (BHA)

World renown as the benchmark for gunstocks with its beautiful colors and graining, the Exhibition Grade Circassian Walnut is perfect for the serious collector looking to add to his collection.

Big Horn Armory (BHA), makers of big-bore firearms, is pleased to announce it has a limited quantity of Exhibition Grade Circassian Walnut Stocks available for its lever-action rifle line. The Exhibition Grade Circassian Walnut is the highest wood grade offered by Big Horn Armory and the first of its type to have ever been used by the firearm manufacturer. This is an ideal upgrade for the lever-action rifle collector looking to add something special to his collection.

Circassian wood is from the Persian Gulf region and is sometimes referred to as Old World Walnut. It is world-renowned as the benchmark for stocks due to its beautiful colors and graining. The amount of marbling and streaking in the Circassian Walnut wood is outstanding and becomes more prevalent in the higher wood grades. Circassian Walnut trees grow very slowly and often have more heartwood and a finer texture than other trees of their species. The trees are often several hundred years old when harvested. The Exhibition Grade Circassian Walnut is an option that will be available for every BHA lever-action rifle model at www.bighornarmory.com. Call 307-586-3700 or email  [email protected] to place your order.

For more on Big Horn Armory, visit www.bighornarmory.com or any of their social media platforms: FacebookInstagramYouTubeMeWeLinkedInParlerLocalsTwitter, or Rumble.

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Colt Exhibiting at 2022 NRA Annual Meetings in Houston, Texas

Colt manufactures quality firearms for the military, law enforcement and civilian markets. Since Samuel Colt’s first firearms patent in 1836, Colt is “Still Making History.” Colt will present its complete product line, including its latest products at booth #2614, during Houston, Texas’s NRA Annual Meetings, May 27-29, 2022.

“Colt has been an industry-leading firearms manufacturer for over 185 years. We are excited to showcase our newest products at the NRA Annual Meeting. For many, it will be the first time many of the NRA members will get hands-on our latest and greatest.” says Justin Baldini, Colt Director of Product Management.

The NRA Meetings & Exhibits are open to NRA members and their families. It’s an excellent opportunity to see old friends and learn what’s new in the industry. Colt anticipates seeing many familiar faces and welcomes new customers at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits. All visitors are encouraged to stop by the booth and see Colt’s award-winning lines and see why the company that pioneered the modern firearm is still a number one choice for shooters around the world.  

Colt’s knowledgeable staff will be on-site to answer questions, showcase its tried-and-true products, highlight new products and discuss what’s new in the year ahead. For more information on Colt’s current line of high-quality rifles, pistols and revolvers or to learn more about Colt manufacturing, visit colt.com 

Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC (www.colt.com) is among the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms. Founded by Samuel Colt in 1836, Colt’s Manufacturing has supplied civilian, military and law enforcement customers in the United States and abroad for over 185 years. Colt operates its manufacturing facility in West Hartford, Conn.


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Colt Pro Shooter Jalise William’s Winning Ways

Since April 2020, Jalise Williams has been a key member of Team Colt, competing in Action Shooting events around the nation—and winning her share of events!

Jalise competes in USPSA, IPSC, 3-Gun, and Steel Challenge competitive shooting events. She became the youngest Single Stack Lady National Champion in USPSA history at the age of 15 and holds more than 100 titles. 

In 2021, Jalise’s accomplishments included: the Area 2 Championship High Lady Limited; Limited Gun Nationals 2nd Lady Limited; Red Rock Rumble High Lady Limited, 3rd Overall Limited; Area 4 Championship High Lady Limited; and Area 5 Championship High Lady Limited.

“We are so proud of the way Jalise prepares, as a competitor, we can’t think of a better ambassador for Colt’s Firearms,” said Paul Spitale, Executive VP of Commercial Business at Colt Firearms.

Jalise relies on her Colt firearms both in practice and during the dozens of annual competitions she attends. She will compete in numerous events and will continue to carry on the Team Colt Legacy in 2022 and beyond.


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Andy’s Leather Offers Special 2022 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits Sale

Visit www.andysleather.com and use code “NRA” at checkout for a 15 percent discount on many items from May 27 to June 4, 2022.

Andy’s Leather, purveyor of fine leatherwork for rifles, Scout rifle slings, and accessories, is pleased to announce a special 2022 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits Sale on rifle slings, ammo cuffs, and so much more. Andy has set aside a special selection of items that are dedicated for this sale and discounted. Visit www.andysleather.com and use code “NRA” at checkout for a 15 percent discount on many items from May 27 to June 4, 2022.

Andy’s Leather has been in business for nearly 30 years and has exhibited at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, the SHOT Show, and other venues. Andy’s Leather features 100 percent American-made products by its sole proprietor and founder, Andy Langlois. Handcrafted in North Carolina, Langlois uses high-end bridle leather and solid brass hardware in his designs, including the very popular Rhodesian™ Sling. The Rhodesian sling is a two-point sling designed for the Scout Rifle, featuring a forward loop. It acts as both a shooting support, as well as a carry strap. While designed for the Scout Rifle, it will also work on any rifle that has the standard sling mounts (Uncle Mike’s style studs). Aside from slings, Andy’s Leather offers a selection of accessories, from swivels for slings to ammo cuffs, replacement screws, magazine slam pads/bumper pads, mag pouches, belts, coasters, and custom secret menu items.

Andy’s Leather’s fine products are featured in catalogs such as Brownells®, and his slings are in stock at  Big Horn ArmoryGunsite Academy, and Skinner Sights, as well overseas at A.H. Larsen (Denmark). Learn more about Andy’s Leather in the May 8, 2022 article “Tips & Techniques: Sling Up Tight for Stable Shooting” by Matt Robertson for American Rifleman.

For more information on Andy’s Leather, visit www.andysleather.com


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Introducing the Newest Firearms Guide Online & Flash Drive Combo now available

Firearms Guide, the world’s largest guns & ammo reference guide, gun values guide, and gunsmithing library is now in retail as an Online and Flash Drive Combo.

The new Firearms Guide Online & Flash Drive Combo (2022/2023) for retail distribution is two products in one package:

a)  1 Year Access to Firearms Guide 13th Online Edition with FREE updates.
b)  Flash Drive Firearms Guide 13th Edition for Windows.

The Activation codes for the cloud-based Firearms Guide 13th Edition (1 Year access with free updates) are on the Flash Drive. With that code, in 30 seconds users anonymously activate and then use the newest Firearms Guide 13th Edition from any computer or tablet, from any location, 24/7. Just log in and research and compare over 80,000 firearms, air guns, and ammunition, get gun values (100% – 30%) and print out over 21,580 gun manuals, schematics, blueprints, and old gun catalogs without Google or other search engines archiving and sell your search history to government or corporations. With https://www.firearmsguide.com/  your gun-related searches are anonymous and private.

The second product in the Combo is an off-line, standalone Firearms Guide 13th Edition application for Windows on a Flash Drive. Flash Drive Edition does not require any installation on the user’s PC. It starts automatically, without the need for the internet and it enables users to anonymously research over 80,000 antique and modern guns and ammo from 1,633 manufacturers from 62 countries and to zoom in and print out over 8,000 hi-res gun schematics with parts lists. No one can track your searches, no one can track what gun schematics you downloading. You have 100% privacy and you can plug in the Flash Drive Edition and use it on your home computer, in your office, in your shop, at your friend’s house, or on any PC anywhere. Firearms Guide Flash Drive Edition on your keychain is always with you, ready to be used safely, anonymously, and completely offline. The Flash Drive Edition keeps your life private.



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XS Sights Introduces Night Sights for Springfield Armory SA-35 9mm and Ruger LCP MAX .380 Auto Pistols

Owners of the popular Springfield Armory® SA-35™  9mm and Ruger® LCP® MAX .380 Auto pistols can now upgrade their factory sights with XS night sights for improved performance, day or night.

XS’ R3D with green front sight is now available for the Springfield SA-35, and the DXT2 Big Dot with orange or yellow front sight is available for the Ruger LCP MAX .380. These self-illuminating night sights enable faster and more accurate target acquisition in high-stress, self-defense situations, giving you an advantage when every fraction of a second counts.

R3D for Springfield SA-35

Featuring a 3-dot notch and post sight picture, the R3D green front sight is equipped with XS’ proprietary Glow Dot technology. Not only does the Glow Dot absorb ambient light and glow in low light, it also absorbs light from the tritium center which continually charges the dot making it glow brighter than the rear tritium dots which drives focus to the front sight.

The R3D offers a high-contrast sight picture in bright and low light settings. The rear notch is 15% wider than the front sight, allowing more light around the front blade for faster indexing and more accurate alignment. The rear sight is blacked out to reduce glare and keep focus on the front sight and the threat downrange. It also has a rear sight ledge for one-handed slide manipulation.




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Viridian® to Showcase Exciting New Products at the 2022 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

Viridian Weapon Technologies will be showcasing a variety of highly advanced weapon-mounted accessories at the 151st NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Houston, Texas, May 27-29, 2022. Exhibiting in a new expanded booth, Viridian will display newly released products including Green Dot Electro Optics and Reflex Sights.

During exhibition hours, Viridian will be selling merchandise and products in booth #3541. Attendees will also see Viridian accessories across the show floor at manufacturer booths, including Springfield Armory®, Ruger®, Taurus®, Mossberg® and more.

“We are thrilled to welcome Viridian fans to the 2022 NRA show for an opportunity to see everyone in person and to allow consumers to experience Viridian products in person,” said Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “Viridian continues to produce advanced laser lights and sights to equip any marksman, and visitors will get an exclusive chance to see our newly-released optics and sights.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Viridian fans to the 2022 NRA show for an opportunity to see everyone in person and to allow consumers to experience Viridian products in person,” said Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “Viridian continues to produce advanced laser lights and sights to equip any marksman, and visitors will get an exclusive chance to see our newly-released optics and sights.”

The Viridian Reflex Sight family brings light-weight, green dot-powered reflex sights designed to fit multiple mounting footprints, hold up to the toughest conditions and provide 30,000+ hours of battery life. These sights offer user-controlled or Viridian’s INSTANT-ON® technology for activation and are powered by CR2032 batteries. They’re easy to mount, include tools in the package and have an auto-off feature that kicks in after two minutes.


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Catch the First Tigress-Tagged Dolphin in the West Marine CCA Florida STAR Competition and Win $10,000!

The West Marine Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) Florida STAR Competition presented by Yamaha offers a unique combination of conservation, data collection and education, with more than enough prizes and scholarships to make it the can’t-miss fishing competition of the year. And the fortunate angler that catches the first Tigress-tagged dolphin in this year’s competition will win $10,000 cash! 

Kick off for STAR begins May 28, and runs through to September 6, for over 100 days of exciting fun filled fishing action. No other fishing tournament in Florida can engage anglers of all ages and experience levels and even includes non-anglers who can participate and win simply by collecting trash and debris. This year’s family-friendly fishing experience offers nearly $500,000 in prizes with 17 divisions, including tagged, non-tagged, inshore and offshore species.

Tigress Outriggers & Gear is proud to be a sponsor of STAR, the largest fishing competition in Florida. The catch, photograph, and release format of the competition encourage anglers to protect and conserve fishery resources for future viability and availability for all recreational anglers. STAR’s smartphone app eliminates the requirement for anglers to harvest or capture and transport fish and promotes the proper handling of all species in the competition.

Entry fees for the 2022 West Marine CCA Florida STAR competition are only $75 for adults and include a one-year membership in CCA, youth anglers can enter for free after becoming a CCA member for just $10. Most divisions have six winning places and are determined by a random drawing of all photo entries of fish on the Official STAR measuring device. Because it is not the biggest fish that wins, the unique format encourages participants of all ages to protect and conserve Florida’s fisheries for future generations. Whatever their age or skill level, competing anglers have their shot at prizes, including new boat, motor and trailer packages, cash, marine electronics, Yamaha motors, tackle, scholarships and much more.

STAR’s offshore signature division is the Tigress Outrigger & Gear Tagged Dolphin Division. The first angler to catch a 2022 confirmed tagged dolphin will win a $10,000 cash prize. Anglers must have a CCA membership AND be registered in STAR before hooking and landing a tagged dolphin to be eligible. The time and date of the catch must be submitted. A photo of tagged fish on an Official STAR measuring device, verification of tagged dolphin and results of a polygraph will determine the prize winner in the Tagged Dolphin Division. Only the first Tigress STAR Tagged dolphin recaptured by a registered STAR angler who is a CCA member during 2022 competition dates and certified by the STAR Committee will be eligible for the prize.


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John Olin Inducted into Arkansas Waterfowler Hall of Fame

John Olin was recognized for his incredible lifetime of accomplishments through his recent induction into the Arkansas Waterfowler Hall of Fame. In a ceremony on Thursday, May 19, in Little Rock, Arkansas, members of Winchester accepted this posthumous award on his behalf.

John Merrill Olin (born 1892) was an engineer and successful industrialist throughout the early and mid-1900s who held more than 20 patents and built an ammunition and manufacturing empire including Winchester-Western Ammunition, Olin Brass, Olin Corporation, and much more. Olin personally improved many early ammunition manufacturing processes and developed progressive burning powders and harder shot for increased velocity, pattern density, and improved lethality on game animals, dramatically outperforming available ammunition at the time.

“We are very honored to accept this award that recognizes John Olin for his forward-thinking and significant contributions to the hunting and shooting sports industry,” said Matt Campbell, vice president of sales and marketing for Winchester Ammunition. “John Olin created a culture of innovation that still lives today through the Winchester brand.”

About John Olin

Olin not only produced guns and ammunition, but he also loved to use them in the field- hunting ducks in Stuttgart, Arkansas or near St. Louis, Missouri, and quail at his plantation in Georgia. A true visionary of his time, Olin recognized in the 1930s that in order for future generations to enjoy hunting as he did, something had to be done. With the help of his vast influence and personal wealth, he focused his attention on the problem of dwindling wildlife populations and degraded habitats and became one of America’s greatest unsung conservation heroes. 

As Chairman of the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute (SAAMI) Committee on Restoration and Protection of Game, Olin hired an aspiring young ecologist named Aldo Leopold to complete a game survey of the North Central States. This monumental study was the first of its kind and led to a book titled Game Management and propelled Leopold, now recognized as “The Father of Wildlife Ecology”, into active work in the field of game management. Olin also formed the Winchester Conservation department, which was tasked with researching early conservation concepts and promoting them to newly formed state game agencies and conservation groups through published manuals and videos. Thanks in part to John Olin’s endorsement and financial support, a young conservation group named The Game Conservation Society grew in influence and eventually became Ducks Unlimited.


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MAKE THE SHOT WITH NEW HHA™ SPORTS TETRA DOVETAIL SIGHTS 

New Additions to the Award-Winning Tetra Line Give Mathews Archery Tournament Shooters and Hunters the Competitive Edge

Wisconsin Rapids, WI – The leader in adjustable bow sight technology, HHA™ Sports is proud to announce a new line of Tetra Dovetail tournament sights that fit the 2022 Mathews Archery line. These sites bring accuracy and adjustability to Mathews bows equipped with their Bridge-Lock sight-mounting system.

“The archery industry is always innovating and coming up with new ways to get the arrow to the exact spot the shooter wants to place it,” said Chris Hamm, Co-Owner and VP of Operations at HHA Sports. “We consider ourselves as one of those leaders and bow manufacturers like Mathews Archery who are always looking for ways to get the edge on the competition. We welcomed the challenge to adapt our Tetra line of sights to work with Mathews Bridge-Lock design, and the results are speaking for themselves.”

The Tetra Tournament and Tetra Max Tournament feature 2.1-inches of vertical travel. and come in single or 4-pin options, each with a vibrant green sight ring with an integrated bubble level. The sights come in either .010 or .019 fiber sizes and a variety of housing diameters to fit your exact specifications., letting you customize the sight to your needs. New for 2022, the Tetra Series sights feature the Infinite Adjust Plate, allowing you to make elevation and 2nd axis adjustments independent of each other. HHA Sports added this feature to simplify the set up and sight in process, getting you the accuracy you demand and bringing your shots on the target faster than ever before.

Every Tetra model is made from 6061-T6 aluminum and comes with laser-engraved witness marks for fine tuning, ergonomic adjustment knobs, 2nd and 3rd axis adjustment, and a two-stage micro windage system. The patented R.D.S. Sight Tape Technology offers individual yardage marks from 20 to 100 yards and is the industry’s most accurate and dependable tape system.




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How To Prepare Your ATV for Hunting Season

As hunting season quickly approaches, it’s important to make sure your ATV is ready for the task. Whether you’re hitting the trails or trekking through the woods, there are a few things you can do to get your machine in prime condition. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to prepare your ATV for hunting season, so read on for tips and tricks!

ATV Maintenance

ATVs, or all-terrain vehicles, are a great way to explore the outdoors. However, like any vehicle, they require regular maintenance to keep them running smoothly. Here are some basic tips for ATV maintenance:

Thoroughly Clean Your ATV

Although having a dirty ATV seems normal for a hunter, giving your vehicle a thorough clean before your first trip is a great way to keep it running all season long. If you haven’t given your ATV a thorough clean before it may seem like a daunting task, but with a little know-how it can be easily accomplished.

The first step is to gather together the necessary supplies. These include soap, water, a hose, a sponge, and a soft brush. Once you have everything you need, you can begin the cleaning process. Start by rinsing off the ATV with clean water to remove any loose dirt and debris. Next, apply a generous amount of soap and use the sponge to scrub the vehicle from top to bottom. Be sure to pay special attention to areas that are prone to mud and grime build-up, such as the undercarriage and wheels.

Once you have thoroughly washed the ATV, rinse it off again with the hose. Finally, use the soft brush to remove any remaining dirt and give the vehicle a final once-over. With these simple steps, you can easily keep your ATV clean and in good condition.

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Z-Man’s® Enduring Commitment to Conservation

Progressive tackle company hosts first-of-its-kind ‘Partner with a Payer’ event

Crafting high-grade fishing tackle remains a worthy endeavor only insomuch as the fish and their environs flourish. It’s a simple, self-evident idea that’s quietly inhabited the hearts and minds of the people behind Z-Man Fishing Products since day one. It’s also the motivation behind Z-Man’s support of the scientists who keep our fisheries brimming with aquatic life.

Upholding its continuing commitment to aquatic conservation, Z-Man Fishing Products recently played a principal role in the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) efforts to bridge the gap between tackle manufacturers and fisheries management. In April, Z-Man hosted the first Partner with a Payer event within the recreational fishing industry, bringing together industry leaders from USFWS, the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR).

Kicking off the event, the team at Z-Man led fishery scientists and managers on a tour of its state-of-the-art Charleston, South Carolina based tackle manufacturing facility. The visit showcased Z-Man’s ongoing commitment to sustainable, conservation-oriented business practices, such as a newly installed solar array and the domestic manufacture of its non-toxic ElaZtech® softbaits. The event also included a field and fish hatchery tour guided by the SCDNR, demonstrating the success of the Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration program in South Carolina. 

Bridging the gap between related sportfishing groups, Partner with a Payer provides a platform for discussing impactful fisheries issues and opening a dialogue regarding fishing tackle excise taxes and how the dollars help fund conservation. According to the USFWS, America’s fishing equipment manufacturers have shared a partnership with state and federal biologists through the Dingell-Johnson Act since 1950. 





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Sanghera Claims Junior Air Pistol Match at 2022 Camp Perry Open

CAMP PERRY, Ohio – Suman Sanghera, 16, of Great Falls, Virginia, was the leading junior air pistol athlete at the 2022 Camp Perry Open – held over the weekend of May 13-15. It was only her second time attending the annual event, but through her strategy of treating every match like a practice, she was able to stay focused solely on her process and remain, ultimately, ahead of her peers.

“Going into this one, I had just gotten out of finals week, so I wasn’t training as much every day,” she said of her time leading up to the Camp Perry Open. “I just had the expectation that I was going to go, shoot and I was going to learn something.”

The Camp Perry Open features three-position precision/sporter air rifle and smallbore matches as well as 60 shot air rifle and air pistol competition, split into Open and Junior categories. The event is hosted by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) at the indoor Gary Anderson CMP Competition Center and the outdoor Petrarca Range – both located on the grounds of Camp Perry. Each event includes qualifying rounds, followed by an elimination final that determines overall winners.

Leading Junior Pistol athletes were (left to right) Remington Smith, Suman Sanghera and Bhavjeet Sanghera.

Suman was the front-runner of the pack after the qualification rounds but fell slightly after the start of the final. She surprised her fellow competitors by again rising to the top of the leaderboard – executing a series of excellent shots that kept her in the lead through the last shot of the match.

“I looked at my scoring monitor and saw I needed a sight adjustment, so once I made that and started shooting a couple of tens, I just knew what I was doing. I was in some sort of rhythm,” she said. “I just kept going with that.”











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Bushnell® Shooter KC Eusebio Repeats asOpen Champion at 2022 Dragons Cup

Bushnell®, an industry leader in performance optics, is celebrating pro shooter KC Eusebio’s Open Division win at the 2022 Dragons Cup, where he successfully defended his title from the previous year. Fresh off his recent wins at the World Speed Shooting Championship, Eusebio returned to the USPSA circuit with his trusted Bushnell First Strike 2.0 reflex sight to claim the Open title.

“This year’s Dragons Cup was one of the hardest matches I’ve shot in over the last few years, and I absolutely loved it,” said Eusebio. “When you must push yourself against 107-degree weather, moving targets and accuracy driven stages, your gear absolutely cannot fail. And once again, the Bushnell red dot did not let me down. Its large objective lens allowed me to easily call my shots while always providing a full field of view. There’s just so much to like about the FS2 that I can’t imagine using anything else on my Open division rig.”

Featuring a large objective lens, the First Strike 2.0 is extremely versatile and lets users quickly find their target with ease. It features a crisp, 3-MOA dot reticle along with an increased recoil rating plus enhanced brightness capabilities. Other updates on the legacy sight include a new battery door and a user-selectable timer, which helps deliver an industry-leading battery life lasting up to 50,000 hours.

To learn more about the First Strike 2.0 or to see Bushnell’s full lineup of red dots, including the recently released RXC-200 and RXU-200 micro red dots, please visit Bushnell.com.

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Cold Steel to Attend 2022 Blade Show

Booth 450

Irving, TX – For years, Cold Steel has been paving the way in innovative product design and pushing the limits across the “everyday carry” knife category. Their unique, no nonsense cutting implements for extreme situations continue to attract very loyal and dedicated knife enthusiasts from around the world.

Check them out at the upcoming Blade Show in Atlanta, GA. The event will take place and the Cobb Galleria Centre June 3-5.

The Blade Show is the world’s largest consumer event dedicated to knives and edged tools. Hosted by BLADE magazine, the Blade Show is attended by the top knife and cutlery manufacturers in the industry and features numerous seminars and presentations by the leading experts in the field.

old Steel is excited to attend and will have a strong presence at this year’s event. The company invites all attendees to visit with the Cold Steel team in booth #450 to see the latest products first-hand, including the popular growing Razor Tek – a seriously diverse 4116 steel recurved fixed blade available in three blade lengths, each with a GFN textured grip, and Secure-EX sheath.


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Savage Arms® Partners with the Sportsmen’s Alliance

Savage Arms is proud to announce its partnership with the Sportsmen’s Alliance (SA), a leading organization that is celebrating 45 years of protecting and defending America’s wildlife conservation programs and pursuits including hunting, fishing, and trapping. Savage will join SA as a Chairman’s Club partner to include the donation of firearms for fundraising initiatives.

“The Sportsmen’s Alliance has a long history of protecting hunting opportunities across the country that aligns directly with the Savage’s commitment to sportsmen and women”, said Beth Shimanski, Director of Marketing for Savage Arms. “Organizations like SA are what will allow future generations to share in the same or greater access than we have today. We are excited to kickstart this partnership and support SA in its efforts.”

“Savage is a world-class leader in firearms, said Brian Dowler, VP Membership for Sportsmen’s Alliance.” They produce reliable and very accurate firearms that millions of Americans carry to the field and range every day. Our members already knew Savage makes dependable firearms. Now, they know that Savage is putting their money back into the protection of our abilities to hunt and trap and keeping them safe for generations to come.”

More information on the Sportsmen’s Alliance can be found at https://sportsmensalliance.org/.

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