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Combat Focus Shooting: Resolve to Protect… and Survive

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By Kevin Reese

Glock2It’s no secret, stories of home invasions, car-jackings, armed robberies, murders, assaults and even domestic violence are never-ending and the themes, eerily familiar, as they relate to the victims’ inability to protect themselves in one way or another; often, for gun owners, the shortcoming is a lack of effective defensive training. This New Year’s I challenge you to a resolution. Rather than focusing as much as we do on weight, finances or the next big promotion, try something a bit more selfless and impactful. Resolve to be the protector… and survivor your family may depend upon. For me, this critical commitment was launched by Rob Pincus’ life-changing Combat Focus Shooting program; in fact, consider CFS, as it relates to ending threats and surviving, the gift that keeps on giving.

Kevin IwoJima93The basic premise of Combat Focus Shooting, like many training programs, is survivability. I was familiar with this logic, first, because I want to survive just as much as the next person and second, my extensive Marine Corps handgun training, through countless hours of instruction and range time, also preached the same – we just didn’t train the same. Unlike my military training and qualification with a 1911, and most other training programs, survivability, pursuant to Combat Focus Shooting, hinges on distinctly different cornerstones, chiefly among them, a balance of speed and precision, and beginning with fundamental principles of defensive handgun shooting; the operative word being “defensive”, shooters should certainly possess at least basic handgun experience and study which equipment is deemed most appropriate for defensive shooting – walk on the rocks I stumbled on! Let me explain…

As a professional in the hunting and shooting industry, I knew Rob in advance but had no concept of the premise of the I.C.E. Firearm Training Combat Focus Shooting program. Like most of my Marine Corps buddies who had trained and qualified (I proudly qualified Rifle Expert, 6th Award, and Pistol Sharpshooter) and, indeed, all veterans exposed to concentrated handgun training, I thought I knew precisely how to defend myself and what gear I needed to do it. Nothing could have been further from the truth.

My first CFS experience was to have Pincus condemn my holster before my first drill.

“Put this on.”

ICE RAC7He handed me a new I.C.E. RAC Kydex OWB Holster and I did as he instructed, quickly changing holsters and joining the rest of the class for “balance of speed and precision” drills. This is the overwhelming theme of Combat Focus Shooting and a primary factor in survivability. The rest comes from instinctive, aggressive movements both in firearm manipulation and sustained fire without ever losing sight of the threat. In Pincus’ words, “If you’re looking down you’re not focused on the threat and if you’re not moving, you just might stay that way. Simple as that.”

Like a broken record, “balance of speed and precision” played on through every intense, physically grueling exercise from repeated, advanced versions of our first online drill to exhausting live-fire wind sprints and unnerving high-stress figure-eight drills. After two full days and 1,000 rounds of mentally and physically intense training, we survived. Of course, it’s worth noting the I.C.E. Kydex holster was a complete game-changer – the best I’ve ever used and still on my belt.

By the close of training, I was battered and bruised with rock-tape, expertly applied by CFS Instructor, Alessandro Padovani, running its X-pattern of support down the length of my strong-arm but I never broke… only persevered, learned and earned. I learned that before Combat Focus Shooting when I thought, as a concealed carrier, I knew everything I needed to in order to protect my family, I actually knew very little. I learned that the best way to protect my family is to train to stop a threat and survive to do it again if need be. Sadly, I also learned my beloved Marine Corps does not adequately equip my brothers-and-sisters in arms with training conducive to engaging an active shooter and surviving the experience.

CFS Coin6After training, Rob asked how I felt about Combat Focus Shooting. I chewed on his question for a moment, never truly answering. How does someone sum up a life-changing gift like CFS training in words that do it justice? You don’t. I was elated to have graduated the course, the prized CFS coin in hand, but my emotions were mixed. While elation was present so was humility and sadness. It wasn’t enough to acknowledge I knew much less than I thought, or even that personally, CFS was impactful beyond measure. I struggled with memories of the inadequate combat-focused handgun training I received as a Marine and that I suppose is still a disheartening reality.

At this time of year, when we search high and low for the right resolution to add depth and breadth to our lives, why not consider becoming the protector… and indeed the survivor, in the event of a threat, you are called to be? What better gift to your family is there than survivability? It truly is the gift that keeps on giving.

CFS TargetAB-2CFS TargetC-2Side note – Balance of Speed and Precision is a simple concept. When engaging a threat your primary focus should never be precision accuracy, nor should it be to spray bullets in the actor’s general direction. Your best strategy for stopping an aggressor is somewhere in the middle, what Pincus refers to as the balance of speed and precision. Your goal should be to fire as rapidly as possible while maintaining a reasonable degree of accuracy; that is to say, keep your shots contained in an area referred to as the high-center chest.

CFS_Logo_GreenSpecial thanks to Combat Focus Shooting’s expert instructors Rob Pincus, Alessandro Padovani, Ken Crawford and Michael John Lowe, as well as fellow students and range hosts, Ken and Maggie Ortega.

I_C_E-Firearms-Training-Logo2Visit I.C.E. Firearm Training at http://www.icetraining.us or the Combat Focus Shooting website at http://www.combatfocusshooting.com for more training information and scheduled classes. More information about the best OWB holster I’ve ever used, Pincus’ personally designed I.C.E. RAC Kydex Holster can be found here at http://www.nrablog.com/post/2014/08/21/The-ICE-RAC-Kydex-Holster-Range-and-Carry-Holsterse28099-Finest-Hour.aspx and in the following video. The I.C.E. RAC Holster can be purchased at I.C.E. Training (http://icestore.us/Holsters/I-C-E-RAC-Range-and-Carry-Kydex-Holster.html) or Global Outfitters (https://www.globaloutfitters.com/pages/Proshop/ProductDetails.asp?ProductID=499).

More information can also be found in the following video:


Avoid Duck Decoy Tangles with Decoy Buddy

Click here to visit Decoy Buddy online!Any duck hunter who has been at this great pursuit for any length of time has experienced the exasperation of dealing with hopelessly tangled decoys.

Duck hunting is hard work, no doubt about it. Just getting to a duck hole is often a rigorous adventure, whether it’s a dark-of-night boat ride or a long trudge in waders pulling mud through chest-deep water. Then it’s time to set the decoy spread. All that time spent in the garage the night before the hunt, carefully wrapping decoy lines, securing anchors and bagging the dekes… a waste of time. With shooting light approaching and the sound of wings overhead, you’re still trying to untangle decoys.

Click here to visit Decoy Buddy online!Decoy Buddy, by Game Smart, is a weighted 8-ounce reel that hooks onto your
floating decoy. Simply pull out the amount of line needed for the depth of water you
are hunting, and toss out the decoy. No wasted time unwinding decoy lines, and best of all, no tangled mess of decoy lines to deal with in the dark.

Decoy Buddy also makes picking up decoys easy. Simply reel in the slack with the
built-in knobs, or use a removable handle that floats just in case it is dropped in the
water.

The Decoy Buddy was created by duck hunters and has evolved after years of trial
and development. It offers a balance of dependability to last many hunting seasons
and convenience that will spoil serious waterfowl hunters used to hard work in the
swamps and marshes.

The Decoy Buddy includes two holes for attaching accessories, and the anchor has teeth for a better hold on the bottom in windy conditions and currents.

The Decoy Buddy is available in 12- and 36-packs, or you can try a 3-pack for just
$19.99.

Visit www.decoybuddy.com for more information and to place an order, or ask for
Decoy Buddy at your local retailer.


Boone and Crockett Introduces New President

MISSOULA, Mont. (Dec. 22, 2014) – A hunter, angler and businessman, Morrie Stevens Sr. of Saginaw, Mich., has been elected president of America’s first conservation organization, the Boone and Crockett Club.

For over 127 years, Club members have helped shape the scientific, educational, political, economic,social, technological and environmental forces affecting natural resource conservation.

Click here to visit Boone and Crockett online!As the Clubs 31st president, Stevens follows the tenure of Bill Demmer of Lansing, Mich., Stevens is chairman and CEO of Stevens Worldwide Van Lines headquartered in Saginaw. He is also involved in other nonprofit boards and is a member of Trout Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, Quality Deer Management, National Wild Turkey Federation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Ruffed Grouse Society and the NRA.

“As a lifelong hunter-conservationist, Morrie has served the Club tirelessly in multiple capacities,” said outgoing president Demmer. “Morrie was instrumental in guiding the development of our conservation education programs and will be a powerful force continuing the Club’s legacy in wildlife conservation at the local, regional and national level.”

Before being elected president, Stevens served in various Club officer positions, most recently as executive vice president of conservation, which directs the Club’s endowed university professorship and research fellowship programs across the country. Being a graduate of Michigan State University, Stevens worked with other Club members in establishing the MSU Boone and Crockett endowed chair of wildlife conservation, which now will become the Michigan State University Boone and Crockett Quantitative Wildlife Center.

Stevens said, “Preserving our American hunting heritage is something very personal to me. I grew up on a farm in rural Michigan on the Tittabawassee River, where at an early age I enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping in the ’50s. What I learned being outdoors has served me well. Today we simply have too many obstacles for our kids to be outdoors, and something very special will be lost if we can’t remove these barriers. Of greatest concern is who will be our future conservationists? Our wildlife and the habitats that support them will need all the advocates they can get. Personal experiences in the outdoors are therefore foundational to future wildlife conservation efforts.”

He added, “Equally important is the focus of scientific management to supersede the more recent trends of judicial management. This begins with educating the next generation of conservation leaders. We also need to continually promote the shared use of public lands and promote good stewardship of private lands. There will need to be an increased level of collaboration of like-minded groups and innovative policies to address these challenges.”

Stevens concluded, “I can assure you the Boone and Crockett Club will do its part. We will maintain the Club’s historic legacy of thought leadership in promoting good government policy as it relates to wild game and its habitat, and sportsmen’s access to these resources. We will continue to seek and distribute new knowledge to guide critical decisions. We will also continue to educate the public and help them understand the historic role and contributions of the hunting and angling community in promoting and funding conservation of our wildlife and public lands for everyone’s enjoyment.”

In addition to the B&C university program at Michigan State, similar programs are established at the University of Montana, Texas A&M and research fellowships at Texas A&M Kingsville, University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point and Oregon State University.

About the Boone and Crockett Club  

North America’s first hunting and conservation organization, the Boone and Crockett Club was founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887. Its mission is to provide the leadership, stewardship and education needed to promote the conservation and management of wildlife, especially big game and its habitat, to preserve and encourage hunting and to maintain the highest ethical standards of fair chase and sportsmanship. Join us at www.boone-crockett.org.


Cam-O-Bunk Bunk Bed Cot System Rises to the Top of Outdoor Sleeping

By Kevin Reese

Photoscape samplePursuing my passion outdoors as a lover of God’s creation, avid hunter, seasoned outdoor communicator and even, as you’ll see, a speaker, still leads to many primitive camping opportunities. Whether my assignments and adventures (often one in the same) lead to remote hunting trips, fishing excursions or just plain camping, I love it most in the company of others, especially my family. Each year, I also look forward to CrossTImbers’ Family Archery Adventure Camp in near Norman, Oklahoma, where most of us camp primitively and some of us are blessed to teach archery, shooting and hunting seminars to the young campers and their parents. It was in preparation for this camp recently, along with the knowledge that this time I would be sharing tent space with my younger brother, James Reese, and pseudo-brother, Brian Magee, from Fired Up Outdoors TV that I began a search for gear that I thought either might make us more comfortable or at least accommodate the three of us with a substantial amount of camping and instructional gear. My search landed me at Disc-O-Bed.com where I quickly found the Cam-O-Bunk XL. As soon as the web page populated I knew I had found something amazing.

camobunk8One of the most amazing, innovative camping products I’ve come across in all of my outdoor years, Disc-O-Bed’s Cam-O-Bunk XL Bunk Bed Cot System rises above the “cot-petition” if there is any to be had, and “stacks up” comfort better than any camp bedding I’ve ever come across, especially considering eight years of gritty, active duty Marine Corps living!

I received my Disc-O-Bed Cam-O-Bunk Cot System just days before the family adventure camp, not as a result of slow shipping, Dis-O-Bed was incredibly responsive; rather, as a result of ordering at the last moment. I did not have time to unpack or inspect it before leaving, I simply loaded the soft carrying cases with rest of my gear and headed north.

camobunk3Upon arriving at the campground and picking the perfect spot, I pulled the soft cases out, laid them on the ground and opened them up. The contents were packed and protected incredibly well with detailed assembly instructions on top. The frame pieces are comprised of heavy-duty anti-rust, powder coated steel components; honestly, there wasn’t a scratch to be found. I studied the instructions for a few minute and began building. I erected the first cot, then the second, stacked them in the tent and had them tethered less than 10 minutes after I had retrieved them from my truck. I couldn’t have asked for an easier-to-assemble, better fitting system!

camobunk2While the Cam-O-Bunk is quite roomy, boasting mat dimensions of 79-in. x 34.5-in., I was amazed at how compactly it fit into my Browning Camping Black Canyon tent; we had tons of extra room for our gear! The Cam-O-Bunk also features a rolled steel base to protect ground sinking and damage to tent floors and other surfaces.

My first night in the Cam-O-Bunk, after a long evening of bowfishing on a nearby lake, was one of incomparable camp comfort. At 44, camp sleep often comes with a few aches and pain the next morning; however, the way the cot’s 600-denier material held fast yet fit the contour of my body had me feeling as rested as I’ve ever felt. We even took in an afternoon nap – tent windows open, cool breeze blowing through – it was a slice of heaven I don’t often get to experience, or generally cared to, given previous camp-sleep experiences. After the nap, we converted this bunk bed cot system into a comfortable camp couch. Yes, we were the only folks in camp with a couch in our tent! Does it get any cooler than a couch in your tent? No, it doesn’t.

If I sound excited, I am! As a Marine Corps veteran, I immediately realized Cam-O-Bunks value well beyond a simple campsite. Disc-O-Bed has developed a product primitive or temporary medical, humanitarian or military quarters; hunting, fishing and camping outfitters; emergency or human services shelters; youth camps; extra bedding at home when the relatives drop in for the holidays, etc.

Looking high and low for something I didn’t like about Disc-O-Bed’s Cam-O-Bunk XL Bunk Bed Cot System was futile. The only worthwhile mention is weight. The entire system weighs about 60 pounds. While I wouldn’t suggest backpacking everywhere with it, Cam-O-Bunk is compact, easy to carry and even easier to transport.

camobunk4Disc-O-Bed also offers an array of great accessories, including a cabinet, footlocker, mosquito net, polypropylene mat, IV stand, extenders to create more space between bunks, and other innovative accessories. My system included side organizers that attach easily to the sides of each cot and provide more than enough room for my Glock 17, flashlight, smartphone, tablet, beverage, a good book and much more.

The Disc-O-Bed Cam-O-Bunk has taken its rightful place alongside my favorite outdoor gear. I can’t imagine spending another night in camp without it!

For more information about the Cam-O-Bunk XL and Disc-O-Bed’s other innovative products, visit www.discobed.com.


The Bass Pros Features Top Anglers and Best Bass Fishing Tips on TV

For Immediate Release – Dec. 18, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — If you want to fish like a rock star, there’s no better place to learn bass fishing tips than The Bass Pros, which airs on Outdoor Channel Sundays at 3:30 p.m., Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m., and Thursdays at noon Eastern time. Viewers can learn from the world’s leading anglers including Kevin VanDam, Edwin Evers, Rick Clunn, Tim Horton, Ott Defoe, Stacey King, and Brian Snowden.

For eight straight years, bass fishermen have found The Bass Pros to be one of the best shows on TV.  Now, season nine promises to deliver again. When it comes to bass fishing on television, this is the best place to learn how to catch more fish and make your time on the water more productive and fun.

Every episode of The Bass Pros features four to five top anglers who share their secrets for catching more big bass. The show features insightful segments such as In-Depth, which drills into the details to improve your fishing, and Fishin’-in-Five, a rapid-fire segment with the latest tips and current trends. Plus, Bass 101 provides solid advice for novice anglers and those who know their way around a rod and reel.

Tune into The Bass Pros and make sure you record it, too. This show is packed with so many fishing tips, you’ll want to rewind it and watch it again and again. Check out The Bass Pros video clip to get a taste of the fishing advice you can expect to see: http://vimeo.com/bassprovideo/the-bass-pros-trailer

About Bass Pro Shops®
Bass Pro Shops®, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 90 retail stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 120 million people every year. Bass Pro Shops stores, many of which feature restaurants, offer hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor gear while their catalogs and website serve shoppers throughout the world. The company’s Tracker Marine Group® (http://www.trackermarine.com), a leading brand of fishing boats for more than 36 years, manufactures and sells a variety of boats for fishing and cruising. Family fun is on tap at Bass Pro Shops resort Big Cedar Lodge® (http://www.bigcedar.com), voted number six by Travel + Leisure Magazine as World’s Best Hotels for Families. For more information, visit www.basspro.com.  To request a free catalog, call 1-800-BASS PRO.  Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/bassproshops.

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Media Contact:
Tammy Sapp
tsapp@basspro.com
417-873-5022


Browning Grants Signature Products Group (SPG) The Browning Pack License

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more Information:
Contact Andrew Howard (573) 898-3422

Signature Products Group (SPG) is proud to announce that starting January 1, 2015 they will be the official pack licensee for Browning. For 2015, SPG will unveil a completely new line of packs holding true to the Browning tradition of “The Best There Is.”

“We are thrilled to be taking on another Browning license. We’re especially excited to provide Browning hunting packs that reach the level of quality and performance that hunters expect. We have incorporated new innovative designs, materials, and features that live up to the Browning brand,” said SPG CEO, Dusty Zundel.

The brand new Browning Pack line will use Hypo-sonic™ and Mountain Crawler™ systems never before seen on the market. These systems focus on allowing the hunter to go farther, longer and faster.

“Our completely new line of Browning packs and bags were designed for hunters, by hunters.  We’re very excited to showcase all the innovations and features, many of which should change the market,” said Sales Manager, Geoff Maki. “We’re confident hunters everywhere will love this line…because your pack shouldn’t limit your hunt!”

The Browning Packs in the new line include a variety of day packs, lumbar packs, dry bags, dry duffels, luggage, a frame pack, map cases and casual backpacks.

Individual pack announcements will be available in 2015.

SPG is the official licensee of products for Browning®, Realtree®, Mossy Oak®, Ducks Unlimited®, Major League Bowhunter, Under Armour®, Dirty Bird™, Bone Collector®, Hard Core™, and Big Rack.

For more information on SPG , please visit www.spgcompany.com.


NEW BENJAMIN MARAUDER NOW AVAILABLE

PCP Air Rifle Built in America

 

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Laura Evans
Crosman Corporation
7629 Routes 5 & 20
Bloomfield, NY 14469
1-800-7AIRGUN

levans@crosman.com

Click here to visit Crosman.com!ROCHESTER, New York, (November 5, 2013) – Crosman Corporation announces availability of the Benjamin® Marauder®, the latest generation of its precharged pneumatic (PCP) air rifles for hunters and shooters, in .177, .22 and .25 calibers and featuring a synthetic stock and increased performance. An upgraded valve delivers a stunning 20% increase in shot count and increases power while delivering consistent velocities from the first trigger pull to the last.  The all-weather synthetic stock includes an adjustable comb for a customizable fit and was designed in concert with an improved trigger position for comfortable carry in the field. The new Marauder adds an integrated Resonance Dampener to the rifle’s popular sound suppression system that includes a full barrel shroud.

“The Benjamin brand is known for feature-rich products and the Marauder is a gun hunters will love to shoot. Enjoy a lot of trigger time with over 30 shots per fill in .177 and .22 calibers and 17 shots with the .25 caliber,” says Crosman Product Manager, Tom Clark. “The Marauder is an airgun for serious hunters that is capable of taking game as large as fox, turkeys and coyotes and quiet enough to take multiples from a single stand,” he said.

The new stock makes the rifle lighter than previous editions, and the comb provides 1.5 inches of adjustability to accommodate most any shooter.  The trigger has been moved rearward, and with a change in the grip angle and the redesigned stock, there is less hand and arm fatigue when carrying the rifle. The bolt is ambidextrous to accommodate left or right-handed shooters and the newly designed breech provides a more stable platform for larger scopes.

“It’s an all new experience that preserves the value advantage that has been the Marauder’s hallmark since its introduction in 2009”, added Clark. “The features and performance of this new Marauder rival those of PCP guns costing thousands more, and when you consider the low cost of airgun ammunition, it’s easy to see why the Marauder has quickly become the airgun for serious hunters and shooters.”

Click here to visit Crosman online!The Marauder has a two-stage, adjustable, match-grade trigger and an innovative multi-round magazine for fast follow-up shots. Depending on the caliber, muzzle velocities range from 900 to 1,100 feet per second (fps).  Foot pounds of energy (fpe) ranges from 21, with .177 caliber, to 32 fpe with .22 caliber and 50 fpe with .25 caliber.

The Benjamin Marauder in .177 and .22 calibers, have an MSRP of $620 and the MSRP of the .25 caliber is $660.  They are available now.

For additional information on the Benjamin Marauder  PCP air rifles, or on any Crosman, Benjamin, CenterPoint product, Crosman Archery, or Game Face Airsoft products, visit the company’s Web sites at www.crosman.com, www.centerpointhunting.com, www.gamefaceairsoft.com, or write to Laura Evans, Marketing Coordinator, Crosman Corporation, 7629 Routes 5 & 20, Bloomfield, NY 14469, email her at levans@crosman.com, or call her at (800) 7 – AIRGUN (724-7486).

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Rhino Permit to be Auctioned at DSC Convention

Media contact: Steve Wagner, Blue Heron Communications, 800-654-3766

Click here to visit the Dallas Safari Club online!DALLAS (Oct. 11, 2013) – —Through an historic collaboration between governments, one hunter will have a chance to hunt a black rhino, help manage and conserve the species, and import a rare trophy to the US in 2014.

The Dallas Safari Club (DSC) has been selected by the Government of the Republic of Namibia to auction a special hunting permit with all proceeds earmarked for rhino conservation in that country.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has promised full cooperation with a qualified buyer.

DSC will sell the permit during its annual convention and expo Jan. 9-12 in Dallas.

An unprecedented sale price is expected.

“This fundraiser is the first of its kind for an endangered species,” said DSC Executive Director Ben Carter, “and it’s going to generate a sum of money large enough to be enormously meaningful in Namibia’s fight to ensure the future of its black rhino populations.”

The Government of the Republic of Namibia approved the permit in accordance with CITES provisions to generate crucial funding for rhino conservation initiatives including anti-poaching efforts—while at the same time managing the black rhino population within Mangetti National Park, where the hunt will take place.

Science has shown that removing certain individual animals can help rhino populations grow.

Black rhinos commonly fight to the death. In fact, the species has the highest combat mortality rates of any mammal. Approximately 50 percent of males and 30 percent of females die from combat-related injuries. Extremely aggressive bulls are known to be population-limiting factors in some areas. Selectively harvesting these animals can lead to population increases and greater survival.

Rampant and indiscriminate poaching is threatening rhino populations across Africa. Rhino horn has high black-market value, especially in Southeast Asia, for ornamental uses and folk remedies, although medical research has disproved actual benefits.

The Conservation Trust Fund for Namibia’s Black Rhino will receive 100 percent of the hunting permit sale price. Both DSC and contracted auctioneer Ed Phillips of Houston offered to forego their customary sales commissions to support the special cause.

Louisiana conservation attorney John J. Jackson, III, helped facilitate the auction item and proceeds will be channeled through his Conservation Force, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity, for income tax deduction purposes.

The winning bidder may hire his or her qualified outfitter or guide to lead the hunt, which will be accompanied by Namibian wildlife officials.

About Dallas Safari Club (DSC)
Desert bighorns on an unbroken landscape, stalking Cape buffalo in heavy brush, students discovering conservation. DSC works to guarantee a future for all these and much more. An independent organization since 1982, DSC has become an international leader in conserving wildlife and wilderness lands, educating youth and the general public, and promoting and protecting the rights and interests of hunters worldwide. Get involved at www.biggame.org.


Team Smith & Wesson Crowns Three National Champions at IDPA Nationals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Industry Contact: Matt Rice Blue Heron Communications (800) 654-3766 matt@blueheroncomm.com

Team Members Jerry Miculek, Josh Lentz and Randi Rogers Claim Titles at 2013 Match

Click here to visit Smith & Wesson online!SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (October 10, 2013) — Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today that Team Smith & Wesson members accounted for three national championships at the recent 2013 International Defensive Pistol (IDPA) Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Teammates Jerry Miculek, Josh Lentz and Randi Rogers each dominated their respective divisions, outpacing the nearest competitors by a combined 197 seconds. Claiming titles in the Enhanced Service Revolver (ESR), Stock Service Revolver (SSR) and High Lady divisions, Team Smith & Wesson members look to continue the momentum at the upcoming BUG Nationals taking place at the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center this November.

Competing in the ESR Division, it has become a common sight to see Champion Jerry Miculek outpacing competitors with his trusted Smith & Wesson Model 625 revolver. This year, Miculek once again turned in another stellar performance by winning 12 of the 17 stages of fire. With a final time of 294.66 seconds, Miculek added another IDPA Championship to his lengthy list of accolades. After the match concluded, Miculek went on to compete in the FNH USA 3-Gun Championship, where he exchanged his revolver for an M&P pistol and an M&P rifle to compete in the Open Division. Once again, Miculek ran away with the match, winning by more than 10-percentage points en route to the division title.

A last minute entry into this year’s IDPA Nationals, fellow team member Josh Lentz helped Smith & Wesson deliver a one-two punch in the revolver divisions by winning the SSR National Championship. Lentz, who is ranked as a Distinguished Master in the SSR Division, used a Smith & Wesson Model 686 to win 5 of the 17 stages of fire. A multiple SSR Division champion, Lentz will no doubt be a favorite in the upcoming BUG Nationals hosted by Smith & Wesson.

The third national champion title was awarded to the newest member of Team Smith & Wesson, Randi Rogers. Rogers, who finished fourth in the Stock Service Pistol (SSP) Division and 11th overall, secured the High Lady title with a final time of 262.59 seconds. With her first National Championship secured under the Team Smith & Wesson banner, it will likely only be a matter of months before she helps elevate the team standing with another championship performance.

In other division wins, Brandon Wright took home the Enhanced Service Pistol (ESP) title using an M&P Pro pistol. While not a member of Team Smith & Wesson, Brandon’’s win accounted for three division championship titles using Smith & Wesson firearms.

“On behalf of Smith & Wesson, I would like to congratulate each of our sponsored shooters on another terrific match,” said Paul Pluff, Director of Marketing Communications for Smith & Wesson. “Winning three national championships in such a prestigious event is a tremendous accomplishment. The performances by Jerry, Josh and Randi are a direct result of their constant pursuit of perfection. We are extremely proud of their accomplishments as well as that of Brandon Wright who used a Smith & Wesson M&P pistol to earn his national championship. We remain dedicated to supplying all of our team members as well as other competitors with the high quality, competition-ready firearms that help create champions.”

About Smith & Wesson Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products and training to the consumer, law enforcement, and military markets. The company’s brands include Smith & Wesson®, M&P® and Thompson/Center Arms™. Smith & Wesson facilities are located in Massachusetts and Maine. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852  or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.


NRA Unveils New TACTICAL BACKPACK!

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SPYPOINT’S LIVE 3G: TOP DOG IN TRAIL CAMERA EVOLUTION

Improving scouting and odds of criminal prosecution one photo at a time… 

By Kevin Reese 

Click here to visit SpyPoint.com!Much of my writing over the years has revolved around scouting and preparation as key elements of successful and ethical hunting. While trap, game or trail cameras have been around for over 100 years, the past 15 years have demonstrated the single most aggressive swing in trail camera use for scouting and preparation. And, while trail cameras do significantly improve our ability to scout, plan and hunt, cameras are steadily evolving to include security. Over the past five years I’ve followed the security aspect of trail camera use quite closely and have enjoyed watching advances applied to one model after another. One company I’ve watched carefully over the past several years is SpyPoint.

From the IR-B in 2008, through the game changing technology built into the Tiny-W cameras, to the 2013 SpyPoint Live 3G, I’ve watched SpyPoint consistently walk the leading edge of trail camera technology. More importantly, they do so with such dedication to the protection and security of their clients there is little need to look elsewhere for multitasking products that not only track your wildlife, but give you a fighting chance to catch thugs in the act! And, as you’ll learn, the Live 3G, SpyPoint’s latest high-tech offering, has an added surprise sure to take accountability to new heights.

Live 3G – Finally, Affordable Cell Service!

While the rest of the trail camera marketplace focuses on cost-prohibitive cellular servicing, ridiculously high resolution that most hunters really don’t care much about and adding sound to video clips, SpyPoint has already been there, done that. Sure the SpyPoint Pro-X is a great at 12MP and the use of high resolution photos resonates with wildlife photographers, we don’t necessarily need that much resolution, or that much storage eaten up, to scout or catch a bad guy.

Today’s SpyPoint cameras focus on offering the best combination of scouting and security currently available. While SpyPoint still offers high resolution cameras for discerning wildlife photographers, the latest SpyPoint homeruns, the Tiny W-2 and Live 3G offer 8MP resolution to capture detail those important details without needlessly filling up your SD card. Want Black LED’s, video sound, wifi, cellular, resolution, simple interface and integrated viewers? SpyPoint has all of them! But, there’s more… and that “more” is going to do more than shock you… it will rock the world of criminals everywhere!

Click here to visit SpyPoint.com!

Hunter’s Best Friend, Punks Worst NIGHTMARE! 

Imagine someone at the top listening to your whims, wishes, moans and groans then actually addressing them! Now imagine a company listening to the wish lists and gripes of people using other manufacturers’ trail cameras? What don’t they like? What can we do to help them? Let’s be honest, what’s on your trail camera wish list? Let me drop a boot by sharing what I would like to see in a trail camera:

  • Decent resolution but not over the top
  • Video with sound, if that turns my rotors
  • Faster trigger times – I mean, down to zero!
  • Multiple detection zones – see trigger time… not a back leg!
  • Affordable cellular service – I’m on a budget
  • Integrated viewing and configuration window, controls
  • Multi-Shot capabilities
  • Reduced, or increased, shot intervals – depending on my mood
  • Most Important – I want to catch the trash who stole my camera
  • I want to drive to his house and get my camera back!

Click here to visit SpyPoint.com!

Now, let me drop the other boot… IT’S HERE!

I recently setup my new SpyPoint Live 3G and found out some great things along the way! The Live 3G can be used as a stand-alone or cellular based trail camera. The cellular service knocked me for a loop; I was a bit scared of the cost factor; I had played with others and paid dearly for it. To my surprise, the cost is incredibly affordable. SpyPoint Live 3G allows you to use your current AT&T account or a pay as you go Truphone account.

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Click here to visit SpyPoint.com!The first step in my Live 3G experience was to create a MySpyPoint.com account. MySpyPoint.com hosts webpages I use to manage my camera settings and manage my images. In MySpyPoint.com, I dictate image intervals, camera modes and other camera settings. Part of settings is the type of image I would like to transmit. Since I elected to keep my data at 100mb per month (no more than $15 monthly), I chose to transmit thumbnails with the option to download full size images with the click of a button. After thumbnail transmission, the thumbnails appear on my content management page. Along with image transmissions, I used MySpyPoint.com configuration settings to receive text and email messages whenever images are transmitted.

The camera comes with a Truphone sim card; however, again, you can elect to use your AT&T sim card. I chose Truphone to minimize my costs. Once the sim card is activated and the camera is registered with MySpyPoint.com, your camera in ready to communicate.

Full-sized images are taken at intervals you select, down to every 10 seconds and resolution is set at 8MP. Five (5) zones of detection mean a blistering fast trigger speed, down to zero seconds. IR technology has improved dramatically over the years. The Live 3G utilizes 48 LED lights to capture images out to at least 50 feet on the darkest of nights. My personal SpyPoint Live 3G is capturing every bit of 50 feet… and a few feet more with exceptional clarity.

Click here to visit SpyPoint.com!The security features are where this camera trumps everything else on the market! Not only do you capture images of perpetrators, those photos are transmitted for download. The camera also sends messages to your cell phone that your camera is being moved. You can even report the camera stolen in MySpyPoint.com. Reporting the Live 3G stolen locks the camera up (until you retrieve it) and provides you with GPS coordinates for your camera every 10 minutes! That’s right, the Live 3G has a tracking device! Imagine the punk’s surprise when you show up at his door, perhaps with the local authorities, and demand your camera back. To help you on your search, you’ve likely already captured images of the perpetrator! Security at its finest – If you want peace of mine, you need SpyPoint Live 3G!

What’s this world coming to, you ask? It’s coming to a place where honest people reclaim the upper hand. Much like video cameras record the good, bad and ugly of daily life, SpyPoint captures the good, bad and ugly of our outdoor lifestyle. Since the late 1800s, trail cameras have been used to answer questions. Today’s cameras, like the SpyPoint Live 3G, answers many more questions than some people bargain for.

So, What’s NOT to Like?

“Not like” is such a strong term. It’s not a dislike inasmuch as it’s a “wish I had”.  After all, the Live 3G is, by far, my favorite of SpyPoint’s entire lineup… and I’ve used a number of different models over the years.  So, here is what I wish I had in the Live 3G. I would love to be able to synchronize on demand. It may already exist; however, if it does then my gripe would be that the instructions, from what I read, did not reveal how I might activate that function. If I could push a button and automatically synchronize that would take my trail cameras desires right over the top!

A second improvement would be to add an outdoor booster to improve cellular signal and transmission. This is NOT a fault of the camera but I would love to see a battery powered external cellular signal booster to reach even further off the beaten path.

Final Thoughts

Even considering the cons that, frankly, I really had to search high and low for, the Live 3G is by far my favorite of not just SpyPoint’s offerings, but all trail camera offerings. As I mentioned earlier, the innovation, details and dedication to quality evident in this model assures me that SpyPoint cares about more than just my scouting, they care about protecting my best interests. Even better, they give me recourse that NO OTHER trail camera to date offers. The SpyPoint Live 3G has been such a mind-blowing joy ride, I can’t imagine what they’ll come up with next!

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For more information about SpyPoint’s incredible line of trail cameras and their latest ultra-cool product, The Xcel HD Action Camera (Watch for that review soon!), visit www.SpyPoint.com.


Moon Shine Joins Hillman Racing to Go Pink in October

Two-Race NASCAR Sprint Cup Sponsorship Includes Events at

Kansas Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway

Click here to visit Moon Shine Attitude Attire online!BEAVERTOWN, PA – Hillman Racing announces that Moon Shine, LP, a premium designer of Moon Shine Attitude Attire™, will kick off the first race of a two-race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series sponsorship this weekend at Kansas Speedway by turning the No. 40 Chevrolet SS pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its Muddy Girl-branded camouflage pattern.

 From now through October 31, Moon Shine Attitude Attire will donate one dollar from the sale of every Muddy Girl shirt and hoodie sold trackside to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, an independent 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health.

“We were proud to have our Wildfire Camo featured on Hillman Racing’s Sprint Cup cars in the past, but are now honored to showcase our Muddy Girl Camo in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” stated Moon Shine LP president Travis Mattern. “We appreciate the opportunity to support a great cause through our continued partnership with Hillman Racing.”

Tony Raines will pilot the No. 40 Moon Shine Attitude Attire Chevrolet in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 with Landon Cassill scheduled to drive the No. 40 the following week in the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

“It’s not often that you can use the entire race vehicle to bring awareness to such a deserving cause, but Moon Shine Attitude Attire approached us with an opportunity to use their Muddy Girl camouflage pattern as the backdrop for the car,” said Hillman Racing team owner Mike Hillman.  “The NASCAR community always pulls together in October to draw attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this car will definitely be noticed and connect with the NASCAR fans.”

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 will be broadcast live on ESPN from Kansas Speedway on Sunday, October 6, with pre-race coverage beginning at 1:00 p.m. EDT. 

About Hillman Racing: 

Additional information is available at: www.HillmanRacing.com, find them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HillmanRacing and follow the team on Twitter @Hillman_Racing.  For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Kevin Radvany at (704) 658-1505.  

About Moon Shine, LP:

Moon Shine, LP is a cutting edge designer of quality brand name apparel that conveys the attitude and traditional values of every generation. From the hunters and farmers who live off our lands to the soldiers and patriots who protect it, Moon Shine Attitude Attire® honors the essence of the American Legacy. For more information, visit www.shineattire.com or call 1.800.4.MOON.SHINE (800-466-6674).


Midway USA Invests in Conservation Worldwide

Media Contact: Steve Wagner, Blue Heron Communications, 800-654-3766  or steve@blueheroncomm.com 

Click here to visit Midway USA online!DALLAS (Oct. 1, 2013) – —Midway USA is investing in conservation, education and hunter advocacy efforts worldwide through a renewed sponsorship of Dallas Safari Club (DSC).


DSC is quickly growing as a global force for wildlife. The organization now grants more than a million dollars per year for special initiatives ranging from lion conservation, research and anti-poaching efforts in Africa to pronghorn and desert bighorn sheep restoration in Texas.


Engaging and educating youths in traditional outdoor skills, and crusading for lawmaker and policymaker support for sportsmen’s causes, also are DSC priorities.


Midway USA, an online retailer selling “Just About Everything for Shooting, Hunting and the Outdoors,” is the official sponsor of DSC’s annual convention and expo Jan. 9-12 
at the Dallas Convention Center. This public-welcome event generates most of the funding for DSC grants.


Sponsorship from Midway USA is an important part of the DSC movement, says DSC Executive Director Ben Carter.


Carter expressed gratitude for the company’’s generous support, adding, “All our sponsors deserve a pat on the back. Their involvement is vital because it helps DSC expand its reach and make a meaningful difference for wildlife and hunting around the world.”


Learn more about Midway USA at
www.midwayusa.com.


About Dallas Safari Club (DSC) Desert bighorns on an unbroken landscape, stalking Cape buffalo in heavy brush, students discovering conservation. DSC works to guarantee a future for all these and much more. An independent organization since 1982, DSC has become an international leader in conserving wildlife and wilderness lands, educating youth and the general public, and promoting and protecting the rights and interests of hunters worldwide. Get involved at
www.biggame.org.


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CROSMAN HOSTS USA’S LARGEST REGIONAL FIELD TARGET MATCH

Team USA Overwhelms Team Canada and Team Venezuela – Medina Wins 3rd Straight WFTF Piston Title – Rushton Wins WFTF PCP Title – Sauve Wins Quigley Challenge in Double Overtime

Contact:  Laura Evans
Crosman Corporation
7629 Routes 5 & 20 Bloomfield, NY 14469
1-800-7AIRGUN
levans@crosman.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Crosman LogoROCHESTER, New York, (July 17, 2013) – The 2013 Northeast Regional Field Target Championship (NRFTC), hosted by Crosman Corporation, concluded with international teams from Venezuela and Canada competing alongside Team USA. Over one hundred competitors participated in the two-day airgun match, single day air pistol match and Quigley Bucket Challenge.  “What began as a helping hand to a local field target club has grown into the largest regional competition sanctioned by the American Field Target Association,” said Mark DeBoard, Crosman Shooting Services Manager, of the event hosted by the company on their Bloomfield, NY campus July 12 through 14.

Crosman first hosted the event in 2010 when the original competition site became unavailable. The event has grown year after year, “but what’s most encouraging is that entire families are excited about participating together in the sport,” said DeBoard. “The 2013 NRFTC enjoyed more youth shooters than in past years, including 8-year-old Tyler Post and his brother, 12-year old Brent,” commented DeBoard. “Their father and grandfather joined as well,” he said, “making it a fun, multi-generational family competition.” Sydney McDaniel is 16 years old. Her father Sean recently introduced her to field target shooting and she chose this event as her first competition, DeBoard added. A.J. Stewart, 16, who first competed last year, brought his aunt and a cousin, and after spending time in the sport with his son, A.J.’s father joined him as a competitor.

Team USA was the big draw as they prepare for the World Field Target Federation Championship in Germany this August. Nine members of the 15-member team were on hand including past NRFTC champions Hector Medina of New Canaan, CT, Greg Sauve of Green Bay, WI and Harold Rushton from Chapel Hill, TN. They were joined by five shooters of Team Venezuela and when a few Canadian participants formed Team Canada, the international side match was on. Scores were based on the team aggregate and after Day 1 it was Team USA (41.33) leading Team Canada (38.83), and Team Venezuela (36.80). Anchored by Rushton, Sauve and Ray Apelles of Somers, NY, Team USA took the weekend with an aggregate score of 88.66. Team Canada finished with 78.66 and Team Venezuela posted a 72.60.

USA’S LARGEST FIELD TARGET MATCH
WFTF PistonMedina won his first NRFTC WFTF Piston title in 2011 and successfully defended it the following year. After Day 1 he was in a dead heat with fellow Team USA member Keith Knoblauch of Leonardtown, MD, and just three points ahead of Art Deuel from Williamsport, PA. “Lanes 16-30 are deceptively difficult,” commented DeBoard. “Situated along the front lawn of the campus, depth perception on the hillside and especially the wind, which can get pretty squirrelly over there, make those lanes the toughest to shoot.” Sunday was a broiler in terms of both the heat index and the competitive pressure cooker, DeBoard commented. Medina shot a 47 to finish with a score of 86, six shots better than Knoblauch.Crosman Hosts Field Matches

WFTF PCP
Rushton drove 14 hours from Alabama to make this year’s Northeast Regional. “Crosman does a great job of organization and set-up. The top shooters are at this competition, and to have Team Venezuela here gives it a world-class atmosphere which is good preparation for the Worlds next month,” said Rushton. He led by just one point after the difficult front side of Lanes 16-30, ahead of Dan Brown of Chagnon Lake, AK who scored a 53. Rushton commented that a lead is nice after Day 1, “but these are some of the best shooters in the country.” A third of the class finished with over 100 successful shots.

Hunter PCP
Field target’s Hunter class is the fastest growing segment of the sport. According to DeBoard, “The class rules allow a shooter to closely replicate an actual hunting setup, from gun to seating, to the use of bipods. It is a comfortable entry to the sport.” John Tyler from Yardley, PA posted a 52 to take a one point lead over Chris Helm of Ewing, NJ and a logjam of shooters. But it was Bill Day of Hollis Center, ME who rose to the occasion on Sunday to surge forward and finish in a tie with Jerry LaRocca of Liverpool, NY. Bill Day won in a shootoff. Greg Shirhall of Richford, NY finished tied for third with Helm and won the shootoff by default after Helm left the event early. Day also won in 2010 and placed third in 2012.

Hunter PistonThere was never any doubt after Paul Manktelow of Walworth, NY  posted a score of 40 on Day 1. He added a 41 on Day 2 to finish well in front. “The drama was in his rearview mirror,” said DeBoard. Nicolas Gregoris from Binghamton, NY had a handle on second place before his optic gave way. He finished fourth. Jeff Hanson from West Henrietta, NY finished strong using a pre-production Benjamin UL77. “He’s a design engineer for Crosman and spent Saturday evening and Sunday morning repairing a trigger that let go shortly after the end of Day 1,” DeBoard stated. “It was an old trigger pack we had been using for design, not performance. Once I swapped out with a production pack I was able to turn things around,” said Hanson.

Open PCPTyler Patner of Mundelein, IL posted the only 50+ score on Day 1 and remained consistent on Day 2 to take the class. Dennis Eden of Port Colborne, Ontario struggled on the open day but a 53 moved him from fourth to second by the end of the event.

Open PistonA single point separated Tony Narracci of Massapequa, NY and David Fontaine from Westbrook, CT after Day 1. A second 40+ outing and Narracci was able to pull away.

The Pistol competition portion of the 2013 NRFTC took place Saturday afternoon on lanes 1-15. Of a possible score of 30, Craig Evans posted the top score for all pistol classes of 24. Dan Brown won the Hands-Supported class. Evans won Hunter, just a point ahead of Hunter (Rifle) winner Bill Day. LaRocca won the Open class with a 19.Quigley Bucket ChallengeAlways a favorite pre-event competition, the Quigley Bucket Challenge is a re-creation of the dramatic scene in the film “Quigley Down Under” starring Tom Selleck in which Selleck’s character must shoot a bucket at an estimated 700 yards. Scaled for airguns, this equates to a 1.75 inch target placed at 55 yards. Shooters must use a 6.5 ft. lb. rifle using only open / iron / non-magnified sights. The Quigley had 45 shooters try five shots apiece. Just eight hit the bucket and after two overtimes, Sauve was the only shooter to repeat the feat, besting Rushton, Gregoris, Dean Buczek of Canandaigua, NY, Day, Larry Bowne of Levittown, PA, Fontaine and Richard Basset from Feasterville, PA.

“Mark your calendar,” states DeBoard. “Dates for the 2014 have already been set: July 11, 12, 13. Book your hotel and make your plans now to be here! Registration will open in February.”

For further information on Crosman Corporation or on any Crosman, Benjamin, CenterPoint Hunting and Outdoors precision optics products, or Game Face Airsoft products, visit the company’s web sites at crosman.com, centerpointhunting.com, gamefaceairsoft.com, or write to Laura Evans, marketing coordinator, Crosman Corporation, 7629 Routes 5 & 20, Bloomfield, NY 14469, email her at levans@crosman.com, or call her at (800) 7–AIRGUN (724-7486).

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About Crosman Corporation:
Crosman Corporation was founded in 1923 and has built its business on innovation and quality. It has become the most successful company in the airgun and airsoft categories, designing and manufacturing its products here and abroad, and marketing them around the world. During the past decade, the company has twice doubled its size.

Rochester, N.Y.-based Crosman Corporation is an international designer, manufacturer and marketer of Crosman® and Benjamin® airguns, CenterPoint® optics, and Crosman®, Game Face™, and Undead Apocalypse® airsoft products. Crosman is a licensee of U.S. Marine Corps airsoft, U.S. Army airsoft, and the exclusive worldwide licensee of Marlin® airguns.


The Hunt for Your Legacy STARTS RIGHT NOW!

Legacy Outfitters is Your Guide

By Kevin Reese

Click here to visit LegacyOutfitters.org!Your legacy is quite possibly the biggest footprint you leave here when it’s time to take your rightful place on the Big Hunt in the Sky. As a Christian man, a loving husband and father, a hard worker, and an avid outdoorsman, I feel that I have a firm grasp on who I am and what my purpose is in this obstacle course called life but is that what I demonstrate in my actions and in my balance between the outdoors, work and family time? Sadly, for many of us, the answer is a resounding no. Where do we go for answers? Where do we go when how we identify ourselves does not match how we are identified? After all, that demonstration itself is our lasting legacy, not what we see in our proverbial mirrors; it’s not what we say, it’s what we do that counts; moreover, it’s what we do in the dark. Author Russell Gough said it best in his book Character is Destiny – enough said there.

Kevin helps Jacob build his own legacy.Few lessons are better learned yet hardly taught outdoors amidst the majesty of God’s creation. Numerous programs and ministries have been centered on taking your kids outdoors; however, few have assisted men in becoming better fathers, teachers and legacy builders. That’s where Legacy Outfitters (LO) steps in. LO works to assist men in becoming doers instead of talkers by outfitting us with the tools to become better Christians, husbands, fathers, sons, and brothers through large and small group outdoor themed fellowships. Through shotgunning, archery, food, presentations, mentoring and forged friendships with other men we gain perspective on our legacies and understanding our strengths and weaknesses with open minds while maintaining accountability are great cornerstones.

A second yet no less important focus of LO is to lead people to Christ through outdoor fellowship. What could be better than reaching out to others for Christ amidst the great outdoors and through our greatest passions of hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor activities?

LO exists simply to help men live their true purpose outdoors while equipping others to live their best lives outdoors as well; doing so not only ensures future generations enjoy and protect our outdoor heritage but more importantly centers our focus on celebrating the One that gave us outdoors to begin with. Building a legacy around Him is more than just words, it’s an heirloom of actions and examples for others to emulate and pass on.

None of us are perfect; my Grace Community Church family rests on the principle “No perfect people allowed.” We all can use some improvements in our daily lives; as humans we are always out of shape. LO is there to help us whittle away at that shape on the second Tuesday of every month at the Upland Bird Country, located on FM 637, also known as Camp Wanica Road, just two miles east of Highway 287. Monthly fellowships are kicked off with shotgunning and archery loosely starting between 5 – 5:30 p.m. and continue with a great meal at around 6:45. The meal is complemented by great fellowship and dynamic messages from guest speakers centered on God and our outdoor passions.

We also explore opportunities to grow in small group ministries known as Focus Groups. These small-group fellowships narrow the search for meaningful friendships based again on LO’s principles and our like passions. Examples of Focus Groups may include archery and bowhunting, rifle hunting, shotgunning, handgunning, cooking and more.

To learn more about Legacy Outfitters visit www.LegacyOutfitters.org. If gathering with other hunters sounds like a good time, you have a personal invite! The only rule for new attendees is “Show up!” If you got to choose the footprint you leave behind just how big would it be and where would it point?

Hunt hard, hunt often.


CROSMAN WELCOMES TEAM USA TO NORTHEAST REGIONAL FIELD TARGET CHAMPIONSHIP

Contact: Laura Evans
Crosman Corporation
7629 Routes 5 & 20 Bloomfield, NY 14469
1-800-7AIRGUN
levans@crosman.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Click here to visit Crosman.com!ROCHESTER, New York, (June 25, 2013) – The Northeast Regional Field Target Championship (NRFTC) hosted by Crosman will welcome members of Team USA. The competition, scheduled for July 12-14, will be held on the campus of Crosman Corporation in Bloomfield, New York  and the public is invited to attend this free event.

“Team USA is made up of the top field target shooters in the country and we look forward to nine of the thirteen team members competing in our event,” said Mark DeBoard, Shooting Services Manager for Crosman. This year’s event will be an international affair as well, with shooters traveling from as far as Venezuela to participate.”

Click here to visit Crosman.com!The air rifle event takes place over two days with competitors taking 60 shots each day. Those with the highest number of “hits” will be named winners. Competitors shoot in a variety of divisions and classes based on the equipment they use, taking both their airgun and support equipment into consideration. The event is governed under the rules of the American Field Target Association.

Field target requires a shooter to successfully manage a course of fire in which they attempt to knock down steel targets set at distances ranging from 15 to 50 yards. The event is open to all ages.

The public is invited to attend the competition as well. “This event is the largest field target competition in the country outside of the National Championship and is likely the final time all these members of Team USA will compete together before the World Championships in August” says DeBoard. “We’ve hosted this event the past four years and the field has gotten stronger each year. There are few opportunities to see world class competitors at the top of their game and we invite anyone who is interested to come out and watch it unfold,” states DeBoard.

The match fee is $60 and includes lunch on Saturday along with a free entry in the pistol competition. The pistol-only competition is $25. Those interested in shooting the course for only one day of competing may do so for a fee of $25. One day competitors do not qualify for awards. Registration closes June 30.

For more information, including rules, lodging options and online registration, visit the NRFTC page at http://www.crosman.com/nrftc . Participants may choose to register online, or download and mail their form.

Schedule of Events:
Friday, July 12th
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Practice range open
1:00 p.m. Crosman facility tour (open to public)
2:00 p.m. Quigley Bucket Challenge*
*A re-creation of the famous scene in the movie “Quigley Down Under” starring Tom Selleck in which the lead character shoots a bucket at an estimated 700 yards. Scaled for airguns: Best of 5 shots at a 1.75″ bucket placed at 55 yards, 10-meter gun (6.5 ft.lb. limit), Open and Iron Sights or non-magnified sights only. 

Saturday, July 13th
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 am Practice range open
9:00 a.m. Match begins
12:30 p.m. Lunch begins (approximately)
Following lunch – Pistol match begins

Sunday, July 14th
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Practice range open
9:00 a.m. Match begins
1:30 p.m. Awards Presentation (approximately)

For further information on Crosman Corporation or on any Crosman, Benjamin, CenterPoint Hunting and Outdoors precision optics products, or Game Face Airsoft products, visit the company’s web sites at www.crosman.com, www.centerpointhunting.com, www.gamefaceairsoft.com, or write to Laura Evans, marketing coordinator, Crosman Corporation, 7629 Routes 5 & 20, Bloomfield, NY 14469, email her at levans@crosman.com, or call her at (800) 7–AIRGUN (724-7486).

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Rochester, N.Y.-based Crosman Corporation is an international designer, manufacturer and marketer of Crosman® and Benjamin® airguns, CenterPoint® optics, and Crosman®, Game Face, and Undead Apocalypse® airsoft products. Crosman is a licensee of U.S. Marine Corps airsoft, U.S. Army airsoft, and the exclusive worldwide licensee of Marlin® airguns.


CROSMAN WINS READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS FROM PREDATOR XTREME MAGAZINE

Presented at 2013 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

Contact: Laura Evans
Crosman Corporation
7629 Routes 5 & 20 Bloomfield, NY 14469
1-800-7AIRGUN
levans@crosman.com

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Click here to visit Crosman.com!ROCHESTER, New York, (May 7, 2013) – Crosman Corporation (crosman.com), international designer, manufacturer and marketer of products for the shooting sports, received two Readers’ Choice Gold awards from Predator Xtreme magazine; favorite airgun and preferred hunting pellet. The awards were announced at the 2013 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Houston, Texas and are featured in the June issue of the magazine.

Click here to visit Crosman.com!According to Crosman Vice President of Marketing, Jennifer Lambert, “We’re thrilled to be recognized by the readers of Predator Xtreme magazine for our excellent hunting airguns and pellets. Especially now, when hunters are having trouble finding the ammo they need for hunting, we’re glad they know they can turn to Crosman and get the job done,” she said.

Predator Xtreme magazine caters to predator and varmint hunters, and includes up-to-date information on predator calling, hunting and the gear used to be successful in the field.

The Predator Xtreme Readers’ Choice Awards invite readers of the Predator Xtreme magazine to select their favorite brands of hunting gear. “Our goal is to tip off our readers to what has been proven to work best for hunters nationwide,” says Mike Kizzire, Grandview Media and Predator Xtreme magazine publisher. “You’ll read the kind of insight that cuts through the advertising glitz and glam to help you become a better hunter. Also, you’ll have spent your hunting-gear money wisely the first time around,” he comments. Official survey results with details about the winning products appear in the June 2013 issue.

For additional information on any Crosman, Benjamin, CenterPoint product, Crosman Archery, or Game Face Airsoft products, visit the company’s Web sites at crosman.com, centerpointhunting.com, gamefaceairsoft.com, or write to Laura Evans, Marketing Coordinator, Crosman Corporation, 7629 Routes 5 & 20, Bloomfield, NY 14469, email her at levans@crosman.com, or call her at (800)7–AIRGUN(724-7486).

For up-to-the-minute news from Crosman Corporation, follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/crosmancorp) and Facebook (facebook.com/crosmancorp).

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About Crosman Corporation:
Crosman Corporation was founded in 1923 and has built its business on innovation and quality. It has become the most successful company in the airgun and airsoft categories, designing and manufacturing its products here and abroad, and marketing them around the world. During the past decade, the company has twice doubled its size.

Rochester, N.Y.-based Crosman Corporation is an international designer, manufacturer and marketer of Crosman® and Benjamin® airguns, CenterPoint® optics, and Crosman®, Game Face™, and Undead Apocalypse® airsoft products. Crosman is a licensee of U.S. Marine Corps airsoft, U.S. Army airsoft, and the exclusive worldwide licensee of Marlin® airguns.


CROSMAN ANNOUNCES DISCOUNT PROGRAM FOR IHEA INSTRUCTORS

Got Ammo? Crosman Does!

Contact:  Laura Evans
Crosman Corporation
7629 Routes 5 & 20
Bloomfield, NY 14469
1-800-7AIRGUN
levans@crosman.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Click here to visit Crosman.com!ROCHESTER, New York, (May 15, 2013) –Crosman Corporation, long known for creating innovative, high quality products for the shooting sports, announced a special instructor discount program directed toward 70,000 International Hunter Education Association (IHEA) Instructors at the recent 2013 IHEA-USA Conference.

According to Jennifer Lambert, Crosman Vice President of Marketing, “Crosman and the IHEA share a common goal of providing a foundation to safely and responsibly introduce future generations to the joys of hunting. We’re excited to provide the volunteers who teach Hunter Education with the means to achieve that goal,” she said.

“For 90 years Crosman has supported the efforts of beginning shooters,” says IHEA-USA Executive Director, Steve Hall. “So it makes sense they’re continuing that commitment by collaborating with hunting education instructors to do the same.”

Click here to visit IHEA-USA Online!“With the shortage of traditional firearm ammunition, it’s the perfect time for Crosman to support the shooting sports and hunter education with special pricing on airguns and airgun ammunition. Crosman airgun ammo is readily available and provides an economical alternative for instructors,” she said. “We offer a range of Crosman and Benjamin airguns that provide options for everyone from the beginning shooter to the most experienced hunter.”

Crosman’s new discount program supports the dedicated instructors who teach Hunter Education in North America, “and take on the vital responsibility of mentoring and communicating safe and responsible hunting to almost three-quarter of a million students per year,” Lambert said.

IHEA Instructors may take advantage of the Crosman discount by visiting http://www.ihea-usa.org/instructors/special-offers-for-instructors, clicking on Crosman, and entering their instructor password.

For additional information on any Crosman, Benjamin, CenterPoint product, Crosman Archery, or Game Face Airsoft products, visit the company’s Web sites at crosman.com, centerpointhunting.com, gamefaceairsoft.com, or write to Laura Evans, Marketing Coordinator, Crosman Corporation, 7629 Routes 5 & 20, Bloomfield, NY 14469, email her at levans@crosman.com, or call her at (800) 7 – AIRGUN (724-7486).

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About IHEA-USA:
IHEA-USA works to continue the heritage of hunting worldwide by developing safe, responsible, knowledgeable and involved hunters.

About Crosman Corporation:
Crosman Corporation was founded in 1923 and has built its business on innovation and quality. It has become the most successful company in the airgun and airsoft categories, designing and manufacturing its products here and abroad, and marketing them around the world. During the past decade, the company has twice doubled its size.

Rochester, N.Y.-based Crosman Corporation is an international designer, manufacturer and marketer of Crosman® and Benjamin® airguns, CenterPoint® optics, and Crosman®, Game Face™, and Undead Apocalypse® airsoft products. Crosman is a licensee of U.S. Marine Corps airsoft, U.S. Army airsoft, and the exclusive worldwide licensee of Marlin® airguns.


CROSMAN CORPORATION® SUPPORTS THE PROGRESSIVE AGRICULTURE SAFETY DAY PROGRAM

Contact: Laura Evans
Crosman Corporation
7629 Routes 5 & 20 Bloomfield, NY 14469
1-800-7AIRGUN
levans@crosman.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Click here to visit Crosman.com!Rochester, New York, (September 6, 2012) – Crosman Corporation (http://www.crosman.com), international designer, manufacturer, and marketer of products for the shooting sports, pledges to continue support of the Progressive Agriculture Foundation® (PAF) Safety Day® program.  The PAF’s mission is to provide education and training to make farm, ranch and rural life safer and healthier for children and their communities.  The PAF program trains local community volunteers and provides them with resources to organize and conduct day-long safety training sessions that include age-appropriate, hands-on learning activities.

Click here to visit Crosman.com!According to PAF Chief Administrative Officer, Randy J. Bernhardt, through donations from sponsors such as Crosman, the PAF has become the largest rural safety and health educational program for youth in North America.  “As a supporter of the Safety Day program since 2005, Crosman, along with our other corporate, foundation and individual sponsors, has helped us reach over one million Safety Day program participants,” he said.

“Crosman is honored to support the PAF in its collective efforts to raise awareness and safeguard future generations,” says Crosman Vice President of Marketing, Roy Stefanko.  “The positive impact conveyed through the Safety Days program is a win-win for everyone.”

Click here to visit Crosman.com!For additional information about PAF and Crosman, or on any Crosman, Benjamin, CenterPoint optics products, Crosman Archery, Game Face Airsoft or Undead Apocalypse Airsoft products, visit the company’s Web sites at www.crosman.com, www.centerpointhunting.com, www.gamefaceairsoft.com, or write to Laura Evans, Marketing Coordinator, Crosman Corporation, 7629 Routes 5 & 20, Bloomfield, NY 14469, email her at levans@crosman.com, or call her at (800) 7 – AIRGUN (724-7486).

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About Crosman Corporation:
Crosman Corporation was founded in 1923 and has built its business on innovation and quality. It has become the most successful company in the airgun and airsoft categories, designing and manufacturing its products here and abroad, and marketing them around the world. During the past decade, the company has twice doubled its size.

About the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day Program:
Since the program was founded in 1995, it has grown to become the largest rural safety and health educational program for youth in North America. For more information about PAF, visit their website at www.progressiveag.org  (Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® and Progressive Agriculture Foundation® are registered trademarks of Progressive Agriculture Foundation.)

Rochester, N.Y.-based Crosman Corporation is an international designer, manufacturer and marketer of Crosman® and Benjamin® airguns, Crosman Archery products, CenterPoint® Hunting and Outdoors Precision Optics and Archery products, and Game Face Airsoft products. Crosman is the exclusive worldwide licensee for Remington®, Bushmaster® and Marlin® airguns and airsoft products.  The company is privately held.


Moon Shine, LP Licenses with Treelimb Products

Moon Shine, LP Authorizes Use of Muddy Girl® to Treelimb Products

Click here to check out Treelimb Products Online!BEAVERTOWN, PA – Moon Shine, LP designer of Moon Shine Attitude Attire, announces that they have partnered with Treelimb Products. Treelimb Products now offers the Muddy Girl camouflage pattern for both their Standard and Premium Series Quivers.

“This is the first quiver manufacturer we have licensed our patterns to, and we are pleased to finally be able to accommodate all the accessory needs to match Muddy Girl bows,” stated Moon Shine LP President Travis Mattern.  “Treelimb Products are innovative and sleek and are now going to be covered in attitude.  We are honored to make this possible and to work with such a great company.”

“We finally have an awesome pattern for those people looking for a Treelimb Quiver in pink camo,” says Treelimb Products’ president Rodney Notestine. “The Muddy Girl camo is as good as it gets!”

Treelimb Products offer quivers in 3 or 5 arrow configurations, a riser mounting bracket that is adaptable to left or right handed bows, and the new ridged lock block mounting system.

This partnership further grows the Moon Shine Camo family and now allows you to outfit your Muddy Girl bow with all the matching accessories.

About Moon Shine, LP:

Moon Shine, LP is a cutting edge designer of quality brand name apparel that conveys the attitude and traditional values of every generation. From the hunters and farmers who live off our lands to the soldiers and patriots who protect it, Moon Shine Attitude Attire® honors the essence of the American Legacy. For more information, visit www.shineattire.com or call 1.800.4.MOON.SHINE (800-466-6674).

About Treelimb Products:

Treelimb Products is a small company located in Northwest Ohio that is working to bring innovative products into the hunting industry. They take great pride in the products we have created, and will continue to move forward and help generations to come. For more information on Treelimb Products, visit www.treelimbproducts.com or call (419) 658-2010.


Carbon Express Takes First U.S. Archery Gold Recurve Win with NEW Nano-Pro Xtreme Arrow

Contact: Jeff Bergmann

715.442.2078

jeff@providencemarketinggroup.net

 

Michelle Gilbert TXFlushing, Michigan – Carbon Express, the leader in arrow technology, is pleased to announce that Team Carbon Express® member Michelle Gilbert won the company’s first ever recurve bow gold medal by a U.S. Archer in major tournament.  Michelle took first place at the U.S. Archery Texas Shoot Out held in College Station, Texas.

 

Michelle beat Miranda Leeks, a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team by a score of 6 to 2. Michelle was using the new the new Nano-Pro Xtreme Recurve arrows, which will be available in July.  During the elimination rounds, the new arrows and Michelle’s spot-on aim only had her give up 2 ends out of 14 sets.

 

Despite the very windy conditions (College Station reported wind gusts of up to 25-30 mph that day), Michelle was able to shoot spot-on because the Nano-Pro Xtreme recovers so fast out of the bow causing less wind drift.  Or as Michelle put it, “the new Nano-Pro arrows cut through the wind like little laser darts.”

 

About Carbon Express

Carbon Express®, an Eastman Outdoors,Inc. brand, is the leader in high performance carbon hunting and target arrows and arrow components for hunters and target shooters. For more information or customer service, visit www.carbonexpressarrows.com, or call 800.241.4833.


CROSMAN INTRODUCES NEW 1911-STYLE BB PISTOLS

CO2 Powered, Semi-Auto Fun 

Contact: Laura Evans
Crosman Corporation
7629 Routes 5 & 20 Bloomfield, NY 14469
1-800-7AIRGUN
levans@crosman.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Click here to visit Crosman.com!ROCHESTER, New York, (January 15, 2013) –Crosman Corporation, long known for innovative, high quality products for the shooting sports, has introduced three new CO2 powered 1911-style BB pistols. According to Crosman Product Manager, Tom Clark, the 1911 model is regarded as the finest service pistol design of all time. “With three new models to choose from, you can enjoy realistic features and plinking fun like never before,” says Clark.

The first, the Crosman® model GI Model 1911BBb (model 40021) CO2 powered pistol, features a full-metal frame and slide with genuine recoil action, velocities up to 450 fps, and an astonishing shot count. “The weight of this pistol adds to its authenticity,” Clark said, “while the fully functional slide and fixed sights combine for added value.” The all-metal magazine holds 20 steel BBs and drops out for convenient reloading.  In addition, there is a tool built into the grip for quick and easy replacement of CO2.

The second, the TAC 1911BB pistol (model 40005), features a polymer frame and barrel lengthening mock compensator. “Enjoy up to 550 fps with the longer barrel,” said Clark. The magazine holds 20 steel BBs and drops out for quick reloading. “The pistol also comes equipped with a Class II laser you can add to the Picatinny accessory rail for faster target acquisition,” commented Clark.

The third, the Crosman 1911BB version (model 40001), features a polymer frame with a checkered grip, a Picatinny accessory rail and a removable grip panel for easy replacement of CO2.

Says Clark, “choose any of the new 1911 models and save on your range fees. You’ll pay so much less for ammo compared to conventional firearm ammo that you can afford fun target shooting all day long.”

The three new Crosman 1911-style CO2 pistols will be available at retail in spring of 2013. The Crosman model GI Model 1911BBb (model 40021) has an MSRP of $129. The TACClick here to visit Crosman.com! 1911BB pistol (model 40005), has an MSRP of $119 and the Crosman 1911BB version (model 40001) has an MSRP of $60. Crosman Corporation will exhibit the new 1911-style CO2 pistols with its entire product line at the SHOT Show 2013 in Las Vegas from January 15-18. Visit booth number 13940. http://www.mapyourshow.com/shows/index.cfm?Show_ID=shot13&exhid=357216&booth=13940&hall=B

For additional information on the Crosman 1911-style BB pistols, or on any Crosman, Benjamin, CenterPoint, Crosman Archery, or Game Face Airsoft products, visit the company’s Web sites at www.crosman.com, www.centerpointhunting.com, www.gamefaceairsoft.com, or write to Laura Evans, Marketing Coordinator, Crosman Corporation, 7629 Routes 5 & 20, Bloomfield, NY 14469, email her at levans@crosman.com, or call her at (800) 7 – AIRGUN (724-7486).

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Rochester, N.Y.-based Crosman Corporation is an international designer, manufacturer and marketer of Crosman® and Benjamin® airguns, CenterPoint® optics, and Crosman®, Game Face, and Undead Apocalypse® airsoft products. Crosman is a licensee of U.S. Marine Corps airsoft, U.S. Army airsoft, and the exclusive worldwide licensee of Marlin® airguns. 


CROSMAN MARKS 90 YEARS OF DELIVERING SHOOTING FUN

Contact: Laura Evans
Crosman Corporation
7629 Routes 5 & 20 Bloomfield, NY 14469
1-800-7AIRGUN
levans@crosman.com

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Click here to visit Crosman.com!ROCHESTER, New York, (January 1, 2013) – This year, Crosman Corporation celebrates 90 years of creating quality, innovative products for generations of shooting sports enthusiasts.  Long known for introducing advancements in technology for airguns, airsoft and optics products that add fun to shooting, Crosman has grown into one of the largest suppliers of products for shooting sports in the world.

Click here to visit Crosman.com!Today, with 300 employees and an international sales network that reaches around the globe, the Crosman 90-year mission hasn’t changed. According to Crosman President and CEO, Phil Dolci, “Our founder was an avid outdoorsman and technically savvy for his time.  He believed that good design grew out of knowing what people want.  We still believe that the right product for the right consumer will be successful, and we have proven that for 90 years.  We also know that being at the leading edge of technology is key. I’m proud of our record and look forward to the next 90 with equal confidence,” he said.

Over the years, Crosman has created many innovative products that answered the demands of the marketplace.  Here are a few.

1923       Crosman Brothers Company produces airgun pellets
1924       First pneumatic pump airgun debuts, revolutionizing “power without powder”
1931       Crosman CO2 guns showcased at National Camp Perry Matches
1966       Model 760 Pumpmaster air rifle introduced, becoming the most enduring airgun model in history, more than 16 million sold
1991       RepeatAir CO2 powered, semi-automatic pistol introduced
1995       Crosman designs and manufactures first US made break barrel air rifle
2008       Benjamin Discovery debuts as industry’s first affordable pre-charged pneumatic air rifle
2009       CenterPoint Division established providing feature-rich shooting optics
2010       Nitro Piston break barrel technology introduced, reducing shot noise by 70%
2011       Benjamin Rogue .357 unveiled as first Crosman large caliber hunting air rifle
2012       Crosman Undead Apocalypse Airsoft brand established to fan flames of zombie craze
2013       Crosman marks its first 90-years of shooting fun.

For additional information on Crosman Corporation, or on any Crosman, Benjamin, CenterPoint optics products, Crosman Archery, Game Face Airsoft or Undead Apocalypse Airsoft products, visit the company’s Web sites at www.crosman.com, www.centerpointoptics.com, www.gamefaceairsoft.com, www.crosman.com/airsoft/undead/ or write to Laura Evans, Marketing Coordinator, Crosman Corporation, 7629 Routes 5 & 20, Bloomfield, NY 14469, email her at levans@crosman.com, or call her at (800) 7 – AIRGUN (724-7486).

For up-to-the-minute news from Crosman Corporation, follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/crosmancorp) and Facebook (http://facebook.com/crosmancorp).

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Rochester, N.Y.-based Crosman Corporation is an international designer, manufacturer and marketer of Crosman® and Benjamin® airguns, CenterPoint® optics, and Crosman®, Game Face®, and Undead Apocalypse® airsoft products. Crosman is a licensee of U.S. Marine Corps airsoft and the exclusive worldwide licensee of Marlin® airguns.