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Otis Technology Acquires Shooter’s Choice

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Lyons Falls, NY: Otis Technology is pleased to announce that it has acquired the popular Shooter’s Choice brand. The acquisition took effect January 16, 2018.

Shooter’s Choice is a leading provider of gun care chemicals and lubricants. With a complete product offering in a variety of liquids and aerosols, Shooter’s Choice products are in use by hunters, shooters, law enforcement and military professionals.

“We are very excited for this opportunity. The Shooter’s Choice and Otis Technology brands complement each other well. Where Otis has excelled in gun cleaning kits and accessories, Shooter’s Choice has done the same in gun care cleaners, lubricants and protectants,” states Leonard Puzzuoli, CEO at Otis Technology. He continues, “We look forward to building upon the Shooter’s Choice brand and product assortment.”

“We practically grew up together. We started our companies around the same time. We attended the same trade shows, often having booths right next to each other. We became friends over the years despite technically being competitors,” remarks Larry Williams, Advisory Board member for Otis Technology.

Joe Ventimiglia, Shooter’s Choice President states, “My brother and I have built a company and brand that we are proud of. We have reached the next chapter in our lives – retirement – and we couldn’t think of a better company to carry on the Shooter’s Choice name than Otis Technology.” He continues, “We want to thank our loyal customers and good friends for 34 great years and we look forward to seeing Otis Technology take the Shooter’s Choice brand to the next generation and beyond.”

The combined strengths and resources of the two industry leading brands will benefit customers in the shooting sports, law enforcement and military.

For more information on Otis products, please visit www.otistec.com. Please visit www.shooters-choice.com to learn more about Shooter’s Choice.

ACW Announces Acquisition Of Mageba Dye Range

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

American Cord & Webbing Co., Inc (ACW) is excited to announce the acquisition of a state of the art Mageba continuous dye range.  This electronic range is specially designed for acid dying, which allows for fast color changes, high performance and exceptional results.  ACW now has the ability to offer our customers custom dye services and color reproduction on small and large dye lot runs.

77C6C362-686A-45C1-B1F6-509113B20D57This multi-faceted range is specialized for the continuous acid dying of light woven tapes used in military clothing as well as heavy duty woven military webbing used in belts and military gear.

ACW now provides MIL-SPEC Webbing dyed to match the federal standard colors set by Natick Soldiers Systems.  Our Natick approved plastic hardware line is also matched to the federal standard colors and in stock.

Performance at its best.  We provide all your military needs in one click.  Please check us out online at www.acw1.com.

Daniel Shaw Joins Gunmagwarehouse as Director of Marketing

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Miami, Fl. – Gunmagwarehouse.com, a leading online retailer specializing in magazines is pleased to announce that Daniel Shaw has been named Director of Marketing for GMW.

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Daniel Shaw is a retired U.S. Marine, a nationally known and sought-after firearms trainer in both the public and private sector through his company Shaw Strategies. He has spent years working with several media and marketing companies creating industry leading content. Daniel will lead the GMW marketing team as the company expands its community outreach program and begins new initiatives in consumer-focused content creation.

“We are incredibly excited to have Daniel on our team as we expand our community outreach program and begin an aggressive consumer-focused content creation initiative,” said Michael Lambka, Owner of Gunmagwarehouse.com “Daniel brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience that our customers and the industry as a whole will benefit from.”

“We have numerous exciting projects underway, but I’m most excited about our plan for reviews and informative content with a distribution platform that exists outside of paid advertisements,” said Shaw. “That means real, unbiased reviews on the firearms and products that end users are researching. Those who know me, know that this has been a goal of mine for years.”

ZRODelta Acquires War Sport Manufacturing

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

For Immediate Release – Lubbock, TX – ZRODELTA is pleased to announce the acquisition of War Sport Manufacturing of Eagle Springs, NC.

ZRODELTA is a leader in the field of precision firearms and accessories, employing patented technologies that improve the modularity, accuracy, and performance of a wide spectrum of OEM products throughout the small arms industry. The Acquisition of War Sport Manufacturing increases ZRODelta’s capabilities in producing large quantities of high quality barrels and streamlines R&D through the use of their world-class metallurgy laboratory.
“Our motto is “The Foundation for Accuracy” and we don’t use the term ‘Accuracy’ casually” Said ZRO’s founding partner, John Birk, “To realize accuracy in a final product and to maintain consistency from product to product, a company must have unparalleled discipline, professionalism, and organizational control built into every aspect of its operational processes.”

ZRO’s recent acquisition with Critical Capabilities has increased the reach and breadth of the company’s capabilities within the OEM market space and the acquisition of War Sport Manufacturing ensures the demand of high quality products will be met. These acquisitions also support ZRODelta’s line of firearms including several models and calibers ranging from 9mm to 6.5 Creedmoor. Look for these new offerings to be on display at Shot Show 2018 in Booth #15834.

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Armor Express and KDH Defense Systems Merge, Creating one of the Largest Manufacturers and Distributors of Body Armor and Protective Solutions Worldwide

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

CENTRAL LAKE, MI, January 11, 2018 – Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express“), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, is proud to announce that it has officially merged with KDH Defense Systems (“KDH”). By joining forces, the Companies now serve the U.S. Armed Forces, Department of Defense, Federal and Domestic law enforcement professionals, and various international agencies across the world.

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Since Armor Express was founded in 2005, it has been one of the leading suppliers of concealable and tactical body armor systems to Law Enforcement, with a distribution network spanning the United States and select international markets. The Company has also expanded in recent years, becoming one of the largest providers of protective solutions to Federal Law Enforcement, on the heels of recent contract wins with the Department of Homeland Security and other prestigious Federal agencies. Similarly, KDH is one of the prime manufacturers of protective gear for the Department of Homeland Security and has several contracts with other Federal agencies, in addition to its long-standing heritage as one of the largest suppliers of body armor systems to the U.S. Armed Forces. Since KDH was founded in 2003, it has produced various versions of the Outer Tactical Vest (“OTV”), Improved Outer Tactical Vest (“IOTV”), Soldier Plate Carrier System, ATPC Spear system, Modular Scalable Vest (“MSV”), Light Air Warrior System (“LAWS”), Ultra Low Visibility Concealable Body Armor (“ULV-CBA”), and other related products and accessories. Today, KDH is believed to be the largest provider of body armor to the U.S. Armed Forces.

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It was also announced today that James R. Henderson has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Praesidium, the Holding Company that owns both Armor Express and KDH Defense Systems. An industry veteran with over 30 years of operational and financial experience, Jim also served as Chief Executive Officer of Point Blank Enterprises, Inc. and was instrumental in the Company’s expansion and growth with the U.S. Armed Forces, Domestic and Federal Law Enforcement, and internationally. He also was responsible for fostering strategic partnerships with supply chain and technology leaders, while working with the industry to optimize performance and deliver the highest quality solutions to our protectors.

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Commenting on today’s news, Mr. Henderson stated, “The combination of Armor Express and KDH is a win for the industry and the thousands of end-users who rely on both companies’ life-saving protective solutions. Manufacturing capacity, ballistic R&D and carrier design capabilities are significantly enhanced, and the platform for growth has never been stronger. The opportunities to continue to partner with leading fiber, fabric, material and component companies are limitless and together, Armor Express and KDH will drive innovation and deliver the highest-performing body armor systems in the industry. We look forward to working with our partners and exploring ways to improve further.”

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Matt Davis, founder of Armor Express and Dave Herbener, founder of KDH, will both serve as President of their respective organizations, reporting to Mr. Henderson. Manufacturing of Domestic and Federal body armor will continue to be performed at Armor Express’ facility in Central Lake, MI and KDH will continue to produce on its Military, Government and Federal Law Enforcement contracts at its manufacturing facility in Eden, NC.

Leadership Changes Announced at SilencerCo

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

This press release hit Business Wire earlier today.

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SilencerCo, the nation’s leading designer and manufacturer of firearm suppressors (“silencers”), announced a change in company leadership effective January 3, 2018. Joshua Waldron will step down from his CEO position, and Jonathon Shults will step down from his role as President. Co-founded in a garage in 2008 by Waldron and Shults, SilencerCo has grown to be an industry leader, controlling the majority of sales of firearm suppressors and related accessories. The company has garnered the attention of gun enthusiasts, the business community, and even lawmakers, as Waldron and Shults, and hundreds of dedicated employees, have worked together to perfect their trade while also effecting social awareness of gun rights.

Mr. Waldron will continue his relationship with SilencerCo as Senior Advocacy Advisor, where he will focus his energy on firearm legislative advocacy, an area in which he excels. Mr. Shults will assume a new role as SilencerCo Chief Operating Officer, where he will oversee day-to-day operations and remain heavily involved in his areas of expertise, including R&D and product innovation. Both Waldron and Shults will serve on the SilencerCo Board to stay involved with the overall direction of the company. They each remain the company’s two largest equity holders.

Mr. Waldron stated, “After years of grit and hard work, SilencerCo is poised to succeed. It is now time for me to turn my focus to advocacy for the company and its industry. Resigning from my current duties as CEO will allow for more time spent in the legislative arena, furthering the scope and influence of SilencerCo products in the future.” Mr. Shults stated, “SilencerCo is responsible for suppressor industry innovation. As Chief Operating Officer, I look forward to working with our team to ensure that we stay at the forefront of firearm suppressor design and technology.”

The SilencerCo Board is currently engaged in a search for a CEO and will make an announcement regarding this position as soon as it has been filled.

More information about SilencerCo can be found at www.silencerco.com.

Kimber Announces Manufacturing Expansion in Alabama

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

January 9, 2018 — Kimber Mfg., Inc., a leading American firearms manufacturer, today announced that it has finalized plans to expand manufacturing operations to Alabama. Kimber will begin operations in early 2019, with a new design engineering and manufacturing facility in the City of Troy.

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Once a small manufacturing company based in Yonkers, NY, Kimber has grown at a rapid pace over the past 21 years with locations in the New York metro area and Montana. The new Troy facility will double Kimber’s manufacturing capacity.

“Due to an unprecedented year-over-year growth in demand, every time the company has embarked upon a planned expansion, the newly created capacity is exhausted before the expansion is complete,” said James Cox, Kimber’s chief financial officer. “As we continue to move into uncharted waters in regards to Kimber product demand, it was important to us to build a facility that will allow us to secure a significant new plateau of capacity.”

“We are pleased with the impressive track record that Alabama has with attracting and retaining world-class manufacturing companies,” said Leslie Edelman, Kimber’s president and chief executive officer. “Growing our company intelligently depends significantly on being in the right manufacturing environment, and in Troy, we have a community dedicated to our long-term success. Working with the Alabama Department of Commerce as well as Mayor Jason Reeves and his team has been a pleasurable and rewarding experience.”

“We will be building a large, automated, state-of-the-art design engineering and manufacturing facility in Troy to support Kimber’s growth plan and strategy,” said Greg Grogan, Kimber’s chief operating officer. “Troy offers us expansion with a passionate workforce, affordable utility costs, a pro-business environment, experienced local training support, and long-term incentives from the State of Alabama and the City of Troy alike. This expansion, in conjunction with our existing manufacturing facilities, talented and experienced employees, and best-in-class products provides for exciting times here at Kimber.”

“This is a dream come true for the City of Troy and for me personally; a firearms manufacturing company with such a stellar brand as Kimber, creating jobs and capital investment for the community,” said Jason Reeves, Mayor of the City of Troy. “Troy has a strong manufacturing base and Kimber will certainly, positively add to that.”

www.kimberamerica.com

Super Vel Ammunition Forms Strategic Alliance With Cor-Bon Ammunition Founder

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Peter Pi Sr., the founder of Cor-Bon Ammunition, having sold his company, has formed a strategic alliance with Super Vel Ammunition to grow Super Vel’s sales and assist with new product designs as Super Vel’s director of business development.

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“Peter Pi is highly regarded for his many innovations at Cor-Bon and Glaser Ammunition, including his patented bullet designs and the introduction of such cartridges as the .400 Corbon and .500 S&W Magnum. It has been well said that when Peter Sr. founded Cor-Bon in 1982, he essentially picked up where Lee Jurras, the founder of Super Vel, had left off,” said Super Vel Ammunition president Cameron Hopkins. “It’s more than fitting that Peter Sr. would now lend his extensive expertise to the new Super Vel.”

Super Vel Ammunition was founded by Lee Jurras in 1963, who is credited with the invention of the jacketed hollow point bullet. Super Vel created a whole new genre of “police ammunition” which literally revolutionized defensive handgun ammunition. Jurras left the company in 1975, and Super Vel went out of business shortly thereafter. Hopkins, the former editor of American Handgunner Magazine, resurrected Super Vel Ammunition in 2013. Located in Nevada, the new Super Vel is producing a line of self-defense handgun ammunition that includes several novel and unique loads.

“I’m excited to form a strategic alliance with Super Vel and my old friend Cameron Hopkins. Lee Jurras was my inspiration and I want to see his legacy memorialized as the true pioneer of high performance ammo” Pi said.

“Peter will take Super Vel to the next level,” Hopkins added.

www.supervelammunition.com