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Fisher Pen Company’s® M4B Artemis Bullet Space Pen Burns a Trail on Earth and in Deep Space

New for 2024, Fisher Space Pen Co.® introduces the M4B Artemis Bullet Space Pen, engineered to perform flawlessly wherever adventure awaits. The newly developed M4B builds on the popular Artemis series by providing an unparalleled writing instrument with a near-zero failure rate, ensuring hunters, outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who operates in challenging conditions can have an outstanding pen when needed. 

Since 1968, technology developed by Fisher Space Pen has been approved and used by NASA on every crewed space flight. The pen series’ namesake, the NASA Artemis mission, returns Americans and our colleagues to the moon, where NASA and Space X are working on greater lunar exploration and advancements that will pave a pathway to Mars. 

When closed, the M4B Bullet Space Pen fits perfectly in your pocket, purse, wallet, vehicle glove box, organizer, or toolbox. When opened, it is a full-sized, properly balanced writing instrument that provides an ideal feel while writing upside down, at any angle, on almost any surface. Its Cap-O-Matic design utilizes cap activation to extend and retract the point. It has a pressurized, PR-style ink refill cartridge that can write through blood, grease, underwater and even in extreme temperatures (-30 to +250 degrees Fahrenheit). The M4B also lasts three times longer than average pens on the market, ensuring outstanding dependability wherever needed – even in the limitless, gravity-free vacuum of space. 

Like others in the Artemis line, the M4B’s efficient, single-hand activation makes it the pen of choice for construction crews, law enforcement and other first responders, military, medical professionals and anyone who demands smooth and reliable function. Its non-reflective, matte black, powder-coat finish is aesthetically appealing and durable, withstanding years of hard use. Like NASA’s missions in space, the M4B continues Fisher Pen Company’s commitment to design, performance and technology that leads a path forward here on Earth – and beyond. 

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LIFETIMES OF CONFIDENCE: CZ Introduces Transferable Limited Lifetime Warranty

CZ announces the launch of its new Transferable Limited Lifetime Warranty, aptly named “Lifetimes of Confidence.” With nearly a century of trust from shooters around the world, CZ continues to raise the bar by offering an unprecedented level of assurance to its valued customers.

The heart of this warranty lies in CZ’s commitment to delivering firearms that stand the test of time, providing accurate and repeatable performance. The Transferable Limited Lifetime Warranty covers the function and accuracy of CZ barrels for the entire lifespan of the firearm, reinforcing the brand’s dedication to technical craftsmanship.

Key Details of the Limited Lifetime Warranty:

Covers function and accuracy of CZ barrels for the lifetime of the firearm.Applicable to all new CZ firearms manufactured from 2024 onward.Assurance for any firearm proudly bearing the CZ logo.Inclusive of pistols, centerfire and rimfire rifles, shotguns, and Brens.Retroactive coverage for all CZ firearms produced from January 2020 onward.Transferable ownership. For the lifetime of the firearm – we will stand by our craftmanship.Excludes barrel finish, MLE professional-use of CZ firearms. 

This Transferable Limited Lifetime Warranty sets CZ apart as a brand that not only produces exceptional firearms but also stands unwaveringly behind them. CZ continues to be the choice of those who demand excellence, and with “Lifetimes of Confidence.” CZ owners can trust in the reliability of their firearms for generations to come.

ACTIVATE YOUR WARRANTY IN THE CZ CUSTOMER CLUB AT: club.czguns.com


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Winchester® Super-X® High Velocity Loads for Upland and Small Game Now Available

Winchester continues the legendary excellence of Super-X® ammunition with new, high-velocity load offerings. Upland and small game hunters can find Super-X High Velocity offerings in #4, #5, and #6 shot sizes, all with 1-1/4 oz payloads and a velocity of 1,450 feet-per-second. 

Winchester Super-X ammunition is a product line steeped in history, and illustrating both legacy and innovation. The concept of Super-X was developed in 1921 by none other than John Olin himself and fundamentally changed the ammunition landscape at the time. Over 100 years later, Super-X continues to be a leading choice for hunters and shooters who rely on its time-proven dependability. 

To learn more about the 2024 Winchester Ammunition new products, visit Winchester.com.

BrandSymbolCaliberLengthVelocity
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Super-X®X12HV412 ga2 ¾”14501-1/4 oz#4 Lead25 rnds
Super-X®X12HV512 ga2 ¾”14501-1/4 oz#5 Lead25 rnds
Super-X®X12HV612 ga2 ¾”14501-1/4 oz#6 Lead25 rnds

About Winchester Ammunition

Winchester is the largest small caliber ammunition enterprise in the world and the leader in delivering innovative ammunition products to hunters, sport shooters, law enforcement and the U.S. Warfighter. The 158-year-old Winchester brand is built on integrity, hard work and a deep focus on its loyal customers. Learn more about Winchester by visiting Winchester.com or connecting with us on Facebook at Facebook.com/WinchesterOfficial.

Winchester: Committed to Safe, Legal and Responsible Firearm Use

As a global leader in the shooting sports and hunting industry, and a brand of 158 years, Winchester is committed to safe, legal and responsible firearm use. Winchester works with key groups like the National Shooting Sports Foundation on a variety of topics important to our industry, including training and education, and on specific programs such as Gun Owners Care and Project ChildSafe. Winchester will continue to support programs, organizations and individuals who promote hunting and shooting sports activities in a positive and responsible environment. Any use of firearms by youth participants should be done under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian or other responsible adult. 


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Your Ultimate Everyday Companion

Smith’s Sporting Group Introduces Impressive Line of Folding Knives in 2024

A great folding knife is many times a trusted companion, one that can be handed down from one generation to the next. Smith’s Consumer Products is proud to introduce five all-new folding knife series, with a total of twelve models. All new Smith’s folding knives feature high-quality components blended with uncompromising build quality. Additionally, all the new Smith’s folding knives are being offered at very reasonable, budget-minded retail pricing.

LAWAIA KNIVES

Smith’s all-new Lawaia series of folding pocket knives feature 3-inch, precision-ground 3Cr13 martensitic stainless-steel blades. Once ground, blades are heat quenched in a proprietary process offering excellent corrosion resistance, edge retention and armoring against wear. A sturdy frame lock keeps the blade open no matter how much abuse it absorbs. A flipper blade design offers quick, one-handed deployment while aggressively textured aluminum handles let users keep a firm grip no matter how slippery the work turns. A substantial pocket clip keeps knives ready for action and easily accessible no matter the chore. The 7.72-inch (overall) Lawaia knives carry an MSRP of $49.99 and are offered in three handle colors and blade combos. 51432 (silver handle/black blade), 51433 (blue handle/black blade) and 51434 (black handle/satin blade).

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Federal Announces New Prairie Storm Upland Loads

Federal Ammunition announces the expansion of options for Prairie Storm upland hunting ammunition in 2024. The new loads usher in the all-new Prairie Storm Bismuth Blend product line, plus new additions to the classic Prairie Storm FS Lead existing lineup. These new products were recently announced and on display during the 2024 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Prairie Storm Bismuth Blend is a new product line consisting of six loads. These upland loads feature Prairie Storm’s FLITECONTROL FLEX wad and Premium steel shot, No. 3 or 4, with the added performance boost of HEVI-Bismuth pellets, No. 5 or 6, alloyed and cast in Sweet Home, Oregon. The new product line is initially available in a total of six 12- and 20-gauge load options.

“HEVI-Bismuth is an industry standard for Bismuth pellets, which has made it the great equalizer on game birds when needing to meet non-toxic requirements,” said Josh Vickers, Federal’s Research & Development Engineer. “Adding HEVI-Bismuth to the Prairie Storm family gives hunters a product that not only meets non-toxic requirements but also adds down range lethality due to increased pellet kinetic energy in part to density over steel alternatives.”

Trusted by upland hunters for more than a decade, Prairie Storm FS Lead upland loads utilize the rear-opening FLITECONTROL FLEX wad and a mixed payload of standard pellets and FLITESTOPPER lead pellets to produce full, consistent patterns through any choke. The four new product line additions include 12-gauge, 2 3/4-inch magnum loads in shot sizes 4, 5, or 6, and 28-gauge, 3-inch, 1-ounce No. 6.

“By extending the Prairie Storm lineup with new 12-gauge, 1-1/4-ounce, 2-3/4-inch offerings at 1,330 fps, we are able to give shooters a product with more traditional velocities that is softer on the shoulder, while keeping the benefits customers expect with Prairie Storm,” continued Vickers. “The soft-shooting 28-gauge is certainly trending high right now. By adding a 3-inch option, we were able to increase the payload weight to 1 ounce and couple it with our FLITECONTROL FLEX wad to ultimately increase lethality down range. Upland hunters will love it.”


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Outdoor Sportsman Group COO Mike Carney To Lead Outdoor Sportsman Group’s Multimedia Sales Efforts

Industry Veteran Adds Sales Oversight To List of Key Responsibilities  

Outdoor Sportsman Group President and CEO Matt Hutchings announced today that Chief Operating Officer Mike Carney will assume management and oversight of the Company’s multimedia sales efforts across television, print, digital, social, MOTV and custom production offerings. A lifelong industry veteran, Carney has held multiple positions in media editorial, sales, sales management, brand marketing and multichannel consumer product sales management in the outdoor arena.

“As a lifelong hunter, shooter and angler, Mike possesses a keen understanding of the marketplace, its history, the consumer drivers and the ongoing evolution of today’s multichannel media offerings” said Hutchings. “His marketing and sales management experience for a leading consumer electronics brand, combined with Mike’s years of editorial and media sales oversight, provides us with the ideal leadership for bringing powerful, creative and effective  solutions forward  to our partners.”  

“Outdoor Sportsman Group is undeniably the largest consumer media provider in the outdoor space with three national TV networks, 15 market-leading print, brands, 20 authoritative websites, the largest and fastest growing outdoor SVOD service in My Outdoor TV (MOTV), and in excess of 80 plus must-follow social media outlets,” said Carney. “I’m looking forward to managing the  efforts of our sales team to put these powerful assets to work for our partners in lots of new and creative ways to help you meet your sales goals in 2024 and beyond.”

In his role as COO, Carney will continue to manage OSG’s publishing, branded media,  digital, social and MOTV product offerings.


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5.11 Tactical Unveils Exciting New Products for 2024

5.11 Tactical, the global innovator of Purpose-Built Gear, is thrilled to announce an exciting array of new products for 2024. Throughout the year, multiple product categories will be expanded, providing customers with a comprehensive selection of high-quality and functional gear suitable for on-duty service, everyday use, outdoor adventures, fitness training, and more.

The new lineup spans a diverse range of gear, encompassing men’s and women’s apparel, load-bearing items, footwear, professional apparel, and accessories. Each product is meticulously designed to deliver exceptional durability, performance, and comfort, reflecting 5.11 Tactical’s commitment to providing purpose-built solutions for those who demand more of themselves, for the greater good.

“In serving those who serve, we at 5.11 are innovators who make purpose-built apparel, footwear and gear for those on the mission of a lifetime,” said Troy Brown, CEO of 5.11 Tactical. “I am excited to join the 5.11 family of bright, talented, and passionate individuals who share the common goal of helping those who strive to live a life bigger than themselves, and to live our brand mantra of Always Be Ready. This is at the core of why we design our products, who we design them for, and the reason behind our excitement around making these new items available in 2024.” 

Professional Apparel

5.11’s premier V.XI Collection, initially unveiled at SHOT Show 2023, aimed to deliver top-tier professionals the pinnacle of uniform technology. Crafted from superior fabrics and materials, the collection features highly strategic and purpose-built designs. Initially exclusive to government contracts, the line received an overwhelmingly positive response, leading to its expansion for direct-to-consumer purchase in the Fall of 2023. Building on the success of the 2023 V.XI XTU uniform, 5.11 is set to further expand the collection in 2024 with new feature-rich products.


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NATIONAL DEER ASSOCIATION BOARD ADDS 5 NEW MEMBERS AND ELECTS NEW OFFICERS

The National Deer Association is pleased to announce the election of five new members to its National Board of Directors. They include Brian Bohn of Pennsylvania, Mark Kenyon of Michigan, Kris Rockwell of Pennsylvania, Chuck Sykes of Alabama and Karen Waldrop of Tennessee.

Brian Bohn of Pennsylvania is a founding partner of The Bohn, Brinker, Floberg, Gleason Wealth Advisory Group at Merrill Lynch. An avid outdoorsman and conservationist, Brian contributes time and resources to mentoring the next generation of hunters. When Brian isn’t with clients or in the woods, he is spending time with his family in Pittsburgh.

Mark Kenyon is the author of That Wild Country: An Epic Journey into the Past, Present, and Future of America’s Public Lands, founder of the Wired To Hunt Podcast, and host of MeatEater Inc’s whitetail films and television shows. He is a nationally published writer, NDA certified Level 1 Deer Steward, and an avid hunter-angler-conservationist. 

Kris Rockwell of Pennsylvania is an entrepreneur in the learning and development industry. He founded Hybrid Learning Systems as well as the Additive Project, an online 3D printing curriculum for underserved communities. In 2016 Kris joined the S. Kent Rockwell Foundation and began to focus on conservation, education, and entrepreneurship through supporting organizations that work in these fields. In 2023 Kris joined Piper, a company that builds STEM computer kits for middle school programs. He also serves on the boards of The Kiski School, For Good PGH, Trout Unlimited Headwaters and as Chairman of the Board for the Minority Outdoor Alliance.

Chuck Sykes is the Director of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries at the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Chuck earned a degree in wildlife biology in 1992 from Auburn University. In 2001, he created “The Management Advantage” television program that aired on the Outdoor Channel for 11 years and is now producing an online video series. He is the current President of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) among numerous other posts and honors in wildlife conservation.


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Steiner Adds MIL Reticle to H6Xi Riflescope Series

Greeley, CO – Building on the success of the T6Xi series tactical riflescopes, Steiner Optics, known for precision made riflescopes and binoculars with industry leading light transmission and clarity, announces the H6Xi riflescopes, tailored for today’s discerning big game hunter, are now being with a new MIL reticle for enhanced precision.

The new STR-MIL reticle (Steiner Tree Reticle) being introduced on the H6Xi riflescope was developed by the Steiner USA team as a MIL-based tree reticle that bridges the gap between Steiner’s military heritage [with products like the M-Series and T-Series scopes] and classic hunting scopes.  This reticle gives customers who are familiar with MIL-based systems in their competition setup a more lightweight tool to use in their hunting setup.  Additionally, this elevates the whole H6Xi family by providing additional crossover capability (tactical/precision hunting) as a flexible, lightweight option for a tactical setup as well.  The precise tree reticle, with 0.2 mrad subtensions, gives the shooter the ability to dial or holdover with near-equal precision for both drop and wind holdoff.  In practice, using the tree reticle hold is quicker than dialing and can be especially helpful for shooters who prefer to leave their elevation turret fully capped – another feature included with every H6Xi.

The Steiner H6Xi is crafted for hunters seeking an optic that promises impeccable precision, adaptability, and optical performance, all while thriving in challenging hunting terrains. Consisting of three models, the H6Xi series caters to a variety of needs. The first focal plane 6x optical system is available in zoom ranges of 2-12x42mm, 3-16x50mm, and 5-30x50mm, setting unparalleled standards for German-inspired, American-crafted hunting scopes.

Forged from aerospace-grade 6061-T6 aluminum, the H6Xi’s 30mm tube assures durability with its waterproof, fog-proof, and shockproof attributes. Its design prioritizes weight efficiency and compactness. Furthermore, hunters will appreciate the additional features tailored for challenging shots.

Steiner’s acclaimed HD (high density) lenses guarantee supreme optical clarity and optimal light transmission.


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SLG2, Inc Announces 2024 Industry Day at the Range Attendance

SLG2, Inc is thrilled to announce its attendance and exhibition at the 2024 Industry Day at the Range event. On January 22, 2024, SLG2, Inc will bring its two mobile ranges to Boulder City, Nevada to demonstrate its state-of-the-art military grade firearm simulator to those in attendance.

“Our mission has grown to provide women, men, families, and communities with the tools and knowledge to excel in shooting sports, and this event allows us to expand that lasting impact,” said Karen Butler, founder and president of SLG2, Inc. “I’m extremely proud of how much we’ve grown and am very excited to kick off 2024. Being able to showcase our mission to the media as well as top industry professionals is an amazing opportunity for Shoot Like A Girl and Safe LivinG.”

SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range is an exclusive one-day event held at the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club, preceding the renowned SHOT Show. This annual gathering provides invited media and buyers unparalleled access to a wide range of brands and hundreds of manufacturers, showcasing the latest products in the hunting and outdoor market. Attendees have the unique opportunity to preview and test the hottest guns, gear, and gadgets before anyone else in the industry.

Last year, SLG2, Inc introduced Safe LivinG, a program designed to empower women, men, families, and communities with the confidence to live securely. Through interactive informational experiences and web resources, SLG2, Inc has reached a wider audience to promote safety and confidence in all aspects of life. Attendees are encouraged to visit the trailers during the event and witness firsthand the exceptional instruction and dedication of the team as they continue to provide people with the resources to build unmatched confidence in their shooting sports abilities. This year starts the process of blending the two iconic brands.

SLG2, Inc would like to express its gratitude to all the incredible partners and industry leaders who have supported its mission. The unwavering commitment to promoting safety and empowering individuals has been instrumental in the company’s success. See the 2024 Shoot Like A Girl and Safe LivinG tour schedule here.


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Bear OPS Deploys New Automatic Knives at 2024 SHOT Show

Jacksonville, Alabama – Bear OPS, a manufacturer of high-quality tactical knives based in Alabama, invites all law enforcement, military and veteran personnel, and security specialists to visit their booth 12685 during the 2024 SHOT Show and explore their diverse range of new pocketknives. On display will be the new Out-The-Front series, premium butterfly knives, automatics, fixed blades, and tactical folding knives.

One new lightweight knife on display will be the Bear OPS Mini Rancor IX. This folder features a 2.30-inch drop point made of D2 tool steel, noted for its durability and superior edge retention. The pocketknife is available in a tan or green Zytel handle model, each with pronounced jimping, ambidextrous thumb studs, and a slide lock mechanism. Boasting light weight at a mere 1.60 oz., the Mini Rancor IX is tailored for daily carry, both on- and off-duty.

Also debuting at the 2024 SHOT Show, Bear OPS presents their Out-The-Front automatic knife series. Featuring a D2 steel blade enclosed within a black G10 handle, this knife effortlessly combines style with functionality. The incorporation of a CNC-machined metal slide button ensures rapid and dependable blade deployment. To further enhance performance, the blade opens with a precision ball bearing mechanism, facilitating smooth and precise blade operation. For greater versatility, users have the option to select between the drop point and tanto blade configurations, solidifying Bear OPS’s reputation for blending traditional craftsmanship with modern innovations.

Another must-have for 2024 is the Bear OPS AC-1900 Bold Action, a new automatic knife that blends traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design sensibilities. Shaped from D2 Steel, this modified drop-point blade exemplifies both strength with style and deploys with a simple press on the recessed button. The meticulously machined aluminum handle with a refined flat grey finish highlights its contemporary allure. A distinguishing feature is its pen-style pocket clip, facilitating discreet and streamlined carry. Stop by the booth and see the AC-1900 in person.

To learn more about Bear & Son Cutlery and Bear OPS knives, stop by the SHOT Show booth 12865 or visit www.bearandsoncutlery.com


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Barnett® Unveils Exciting Revamp: Youth Compound Bow Refresh and New Model for the Next Generation of Archers!

Barnett® has set a new standard in 2024 for youth archery, ensuring that the journey of budding archers is exciting and filled with the latest advancements in the sport. Barnett understands the needs of the aspiring archer and builds compound and recurve bow models for kids of all ages. Get ready to embrace the future of youth archery with Barnett’s refreshed compound bows and brand-new models, where passion meets precision for the archers of tomorrow.

The Vortex Hunter G3 Compound Bow grows with the teenage hunter’s needs, having a fully customizable draw weight of 45–60 lbs (with 60-70% let off) and a draw length of 26–30 inches. This right-hand bow features adjustable Bright Glo Fiber Optic Sight Pins, brush retainer arrow rest, front mount stabilizer, and Fast Action quiver. The Vortex Hunter G3 is clad in Veil Camo to hide from the wary game.

Draw Weight – 45-60 lbsDraw Length – 26-30 inLet Off: 60-70%Available Colors:Veil Camo Age: Teen

The Vortex G3 Compound Bow grows with young hunter’s needs, having a fully customizable draw weight of 29–45 lbs (with 60-70% let off) and a draw length of 22–27 inches. This right-hand bow features adjustable Bright Glo Fiber Optic Sight Pins, brush retainer arrow rest, front mount stabilizer, and Fast Action quiver. The Vortex G3 is available in a black finish.

Draw Weight – 29-45 lbsDraw Length – 22-27 inLet Off: 60-70%Available Colors:BlackAge: 10-12

The Vortex Lite is a solid choice for a starter compound bow. This ‘lite’ version of Vortex includes many of the same features, including a three-pin fiber optic sight, brush retainer arrow rest, and Soft-Touch reinforced grip. Its adjustable draw length grows with young shooters. The ambidextrous bow has shooter-friendly features that instill good habits from the start.

Draw Weight – 28 lbsDraw Length – 15-22 inAvailable Colors:BlackAge: 8-10

The Banshee G3 Compound Bow is an ambidextrous option for young archers. This compound bow features many of the same options in Barnett’s Youth Archery G3 Series, including adjustable fiber optic sight pins, a soft-touch reinforced grip, and adjustable draw length. With a draw weight of 25 lbs, the Banshee G3 is perfect for beginners.


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OTIS TECHNOLOGY BOOTH EVENTS & SPECIALS AT SHOT SHOW 2024

For Otis Technology and Shooter’s Choice at Booth #12254

Lyons Falls, NY: Otis Technology and its family of brands is excited to announce its attendance at the 2024 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor (SHOT) show in Las Vegas on January 23th – 26th.  Otis Technology and Shooter’s Choice can be found at booth #12254 in the same location as last year.

Otis Technology, known for its premium, innovative gun care solutions, encourages attendees to stop by their booth to learn about their products. Shooter’s Choice was acquired by Otis in 2018 and features a line of cleaners, lubricants, protectants, and all-in-one CLPs.

Buyers are encouraged to stop by the booth and learn about new product offerings as well as place reorders to stock their shelves. New and existing dealers are eligible to take advantage of the show special, where they can receive up to 20% off on select items from Otis & Shooter’s Choice.

Following their ongoing tradition, clear your calendar for Wednesday and Thursday’s Happy Hour (and a half).  Stop by the booth for a beer and light snacks from 4:00pm – 5:30pm.  The Otis and Shooter’s Choice staff look forward to meeting and chatting with show attendees about the company and its products.


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HEADHUNTERS NW EXPLORES NASGW’s IMPACT WITH KENYON GLEASON IN VIDEO PODCAST INTERVIEW

HeadHunters NW, the leading executive recruiting firm specializing in talent acquisition for the international small arms, shooting sports, and defense industries, presents the next episode of the HeadHunters NW Podcast. Hosted by Shaylene Keiner, President of HeadHunters NW, this segment features an insightful discussion with Kenyon Gleason, Executive Director of the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW).

In Episode #025, Keiner delves into the pivotal role NASGW plays in representing distributors and wholesalers and fostering success in the two-step distribution model. “With a focus on building strong relationships between distributors and manufacturers, NASGW indirectly serves a network of retailers, contributing to the industry’s vitality,” says Keiner.

The discussion emphasizes the importance of the annual NASGW tradeshow as a platform for foundational relationship-building among businesses of all sizes. “Despite technological advances, the handshake remains the crucial element in the industry, offering an opportunity for genuine, unplugged interactions,” Keiner explained.

Keiner highlights the role of NASGW’s SCOPE program, a comprehensive data collection initiative that offers a view of market trends and sales channels. By incorporating point-of-sale and retail components into the data, SCOPE enables stakeholders to trace a product’s journey from manufacturing to the end customer. “This transparent approach empowers businesses to make informed decisions, optimizing inventory and mitigating risks,” she added.

“We encourage the industry to stay tuned for NASGW’s upcoming initiatives, ranging from advocacy to banking, as well as an array of informational resources,” says Keiner. 


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Ravin Redefines Crossbow Performance and Design Through the DuoMax® Cam System Debuting in the New R50X

A new era in crossbows has arrived with the launch of the highest-performing crossbow in the industry

Ravin, the leading innovator in crossbow technology, debuts its new, category-redefining DuoMax Cam System with the launch of the all-new Ravin R50X, setting a new standard in precision and performance. Designed to enhance and extend the overall user experience, the DuoMax Cam System powering the all-new R50X, combines technological advancements that revolutionize the crossbow hunting experience. 

“As we unveil the all-new DuoMax Cam System, equipped within the most advanced and efficient crossbow on the market, we’re not just setting a new standard – we’re defining a future where precision meets performance seamlessly,” said Russ Rowan, Chief Brand Officer at Ravin Crossbows. “With this launch, we proudly present the pinnacle of performance, delivering a crossbow that offers the most innovative features on the market.”

DuoMax Cam System
Crossbow shooters will experience the perfect combination of power, precision and a remarkably smooth shooting process with the DuoMax Cam System. This groundbreaking technology not only harnesses more power and extends string life, but also significantly reduces vibrations, ensuring comfort and control with every shot. This industry-first, dual-track system achieves a perfect rotational balance, resulting in blistering speeds and increased accuracy that instills users with a newfound level of confidence. Developed with the most innovative dual-loop string construction on the market, the technological pairing of the cam and string systems transfer efficient energy through the power stroke and into the arrow, virtually eliminating any antagonistic rotational forces. With enhanced string life, users gain more time to focus on their season, target and the shot, making the DuoMax Cam System the crest of the wave in crossbow technology.

Ravin R50X
The DuoMax Cam, a pioneering technology in the industry, collaborates seamlessly with advanced string technology to achieve an impressive 360-degree rotation. This entirely new system transfers massive amounts of harnessed energy with maximum rotational stabilization. The combination of the two will reduce limb wear, increase string life and extend effective shot count. The R50X delivers a staggering 505 FPS speed with a 400-grain arrow and boasts a sleek axle-to-axle width of 4 inches when cocked.



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See What You’ve Been Missing…HIVIZ Shooting Systems Announces Revolutionary New Sight…The FastDot H3®

HIVIZ® Shooting Systems, the premier manufacturer of high quality tritium/fiber-optic and fiber-optic sights for shotguns, handguns and rifles, is thrilled to announce their latest innovation—the FastDot H3®.

HIVIZ has raised the bar for firearm enthusiasts, by introducing a reliable sight that is bright, easy to acquire and fast when you need it most.

The FastDot H3 provides the user with faster sight acquisition out of the holster and positive sight alignment feedback through conventional sight alignment. Instead of a traditional blade centered in a notch, this sight uses a circle within a circle. As the user brings the front sight into alignment with the rear, the front red sight disappears behind the rear sight leaving behind a glowing green circle to alert the user of positive alignment.

Features of the FastDot H3 include:

Fast Sight AcquisitionEasy Sight AlignmentPositive Sight FeedbackImproved visibility around sight picture24-hour IlluminationA low-profile design, compatible with standard holsters

“Since 1996, HIVIZ has sought to improve the art of shooting through simple, yet innovative products for rifles, pistols and shotguns,” said HIVIZ President and Founder, Phil Howe. “With the popularity of red dot sights increasing over the last decade we saw an opportunity to use our expertise in iron sights and bridge the gap between traditional iron sights and red dot sights. That’s when the FastDot H3 sight set was developed. This sight set offers the simplicity of a red dot sight system while eliminating the bulk, it doesn’t require batteries and allows for faster sight acquisition right out of the holster. It is quickly becoming a favorite among many who require simplicity and speed from their sight sets!”



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2024 ATA SHOW MEANS BUSINESS AS MEMBERS CAPITALIZE ON SHOW OFFERINGS

As Day 2 starts to wind down, Showgoers at the 2024 ATA Show in St. Louis continue to buzz about the 150-plus new products launched at the Show, numerous opportunities to make new and improve business relationships, and ATA’s Bow Technician Certification courses for compound bows and new for 2024, crossbows.

James Pucket, owner of Archers Corner in Lawton, Oklahoma, has attended the ATA Show for 20 years and said this year’s Show has been extremely beneficial for his business. 

“I write 85% of my orders for the year at the ATA Show,” he said. “This year everything has been easily available, well organized and I’ve found everything I needed to find for my business. When I was hunting for things I wanted to expand into, I found a couple of options in every case. The Big Buck Tags coupon book has been helpful and saved me money. It’s been a really good Show.”

Exhibitors are also enjoying the Show this year and many love the diversity of retailers from across the country because they’ve been able to gain new accounts, while renewing long-term relationships and securing orders.

“Overall, show attendance is good,” said Randy Kitts, owner of Black Eagle Arrows, LLC, Booth #305. “I’m glad to see people are back out. There’s a lot of optimism and hope in the industry and at the Show. Of the attendees here, I’d say 60% are new or we haven’t seen them in a long time. It’s refreshing to get the opportunity to be in front of all these new prospective customers.”


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Wildcat CRX™ from Barnett® Is Nimble, Deadly, and Perfect for Cost-Conscious Hunters

New for 2024, the Wildcat CRX crossbow from Barnett Outdoors® reaffirms the company’s commitment to producing technologically advanced, deadly, effective crossbows that will not drain hunters’ wallets. 

As its name suggests, the Wildcat CRX is powerful and stealthy and will bring down the biggest game in the moment of truth. The simple, recurve design makes it easy to operate while also being full of advanced features typically found in much higher-priced crossbows. With an uncocked tip-to-tip length of just 25.5 inches, the CRX is ideal for young and female hunters who want a highly maneuverable crossbow as it takes a big bite out of prey at close range. 

Before the shot, arrows are held secure with Barnett’s Soft Lok Floating Bristle Retainer System, ensuring accurate and reliable shots. The Wildcat CRX also has an Anti-Dry-Fire Trigger system and finger safety reminders above the pass-through foregrip to provide safety, precision ergonomics, and comfort for unparalleled shooting experiences. In addition, the CRX has a quality, Metal Injection Molded trigger with no creep, ensuring shots hit their mark in the most stressful hunting conditions. 

The Wildcat CRX bares its claws using a compact, 12.25-inch power stroke that fires 380-grain arrows up to 280 FPS, ensuring deep penetration and quick recoveries! These features add up to an unrivaled recurve that gives hunters a safe crossbow that’s simple to use and delivers deadly performance in the field. With over 60 years of experience designing and building the best crossbows for hunters from all walks of life, the Wildcat CRX will surely keep Barnett on top as the world’s No. 1 crossbow manufacturer.

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Barnett® Introduces the New Demun™ Handheld Crossbow Series

New for 2024, Barnett®, the leader in archery and crossbow technology, has introduced a new addition to its legacy of crossbows with the Demun Handheld Crossbow Series. The series features three models: the Demun Accu Strike PRO, Demun Accu Strike, and the Demun Tri Strike. The Demun series is characterized by its compact and lightweight design, making it an ideal choice for enthusiasts seeking power and convenience.

Leading the Demun Series, the Demun Accu Strike PRO is a powerful starter crossbow designed to explore the fun of crossbow shooting and hunting. What distinguishes the Demun Accu Strike PRO apart from the rest of the series is its impressive speed of 210 FPS! The patented two-stage break-action reloading mechanism decreases draw weight by approximately 50%, allowing quick and effortless reloading for hunters. With its diamond knurl grip and Red/Green Illuminated Reflex Sight, the crossbow offers unparalleled control and feel, maintaining deadly accuracy. Hunters of all ages can rely on the Demun Accu Strike PRO to be highly accurate, user-friendly design, and deliver power with every shot!

Demun Accu Strike PRO Specs:

210 FPSDraw Weight 80 lbsOverall Weight 2.3 lbs6” Power StrokeTip to Tip (Cocked) 13.3”

Features:

Patented Dual Stage Break Action CockingDiamond Knurl Soft GripArrow RetainerFolding ForegripAdjustable Reflex SightIncludes 7” HyperBolts and Demun SlingLimb/String Assembly Required

The Demun Accu Strike is a high-quality break-action pistol crossbow tailored for mid-level beginners eager to delve into the excitement of crossbow shooting and hunting. The Demun Accu Strike is equipped with a foldable foregrip for personalized comfort and control, an adjustable fiber optic sight for superior accuracy, and a single-stage break-action reloading system that reduces draw weight by around 50%. Be ready to confidently and precisely target objects or small prey in crossbow adventures with the Demun Accu Strike Handheld Crossbow!


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CenterPoint’s New AT400 Brings Power, Performance to New Crossbow Shooters

Elevating expectations in the world of accessible crossbows, CenterPoint proudly presents the AT400 – an advanced and feature-packed addition to its renowned line of high-performance crossbows. Specifically created to provide hunters with the ability to enter into the crossbow market without sacrificing power or performance, the AT400 sports competitive features that redefine the standards in its class. 

Priced at $349.99, the AT400 delivers a competitive velocity of 400 fps while maintaining an efficient, lightweight design that tips the scales at a nimble 7.5 pounds. Crafted with an all-composite rail and stock, the AT400 ensures durability for extended use. Equipped with precision optics in the form of a 4x32mm scope, a 15-inch power stroke for optimal performance and a compact size measuring 14.5 inches when cocked, the AT400 provides hunters with a versatile and agile partner for various hunting scenarios. The inclusion of a detachable silent crank, adjustable foregrip, roller retention spring and advanced safety features further solidify the AT400 as a top choice for entry-level and seasoned hunters alike.

“Our mission goes beyond crafting innovative crossbows. We are dedicated to welcoming newcomers into the world of hunting with accessible options that give hunters what they need to be confident and successful in the field,” said Russ Rowan, Chief Brand Officer at CenterPoint Archery. “The launch of the AT400 introduces high-end crossbow features to new crossbow shooters and we could not be more proud to be leading the charge.”

Key Product Features

400 fps7.5 poundsAll-composite rail and stock4x32mm scope15 inch power stroke14.5 inches cocked/17.75 inches uncockedDetachable silent crank Roller-retention springAdjustable foregripOversized stirrupAnti-Dry Fire SystemLimb dampeners and string stops

MSRP: $349.99



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