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Zenith Quest Corporation & Shot Spot Announce the Release of the Zenith Hero Program

August 18th, 2017

Zenith & Shot Spot have jointly developed the Zenith Hero Program in order to provide military personnel, law enforcement officers, corrections officers, firefighters, and EMS providers cost effective access to Zenith Firearms’ products.

Afton, VA: Zenith Quest Corporation, through its subsidiary Zenith Firearms, working in partnership with Shot Spot, LLC of Carrolton, GA, has just announced the release of the nationwide Zenith Hero Program. This program enables military, law enforcement, corrections, firefighting, and EMS professionals to make non-departmental purchases of Zenith Firearm products at substantial discounts. Shot Spot manages this program, offering Zenith’s products through their nationwide affiliates.

“We are very pleased to have Shot Spot join the Zenith family, and we appreciate that they have years of experience running and managing like programs,” says Hanri Kaya, CEO of Zenith.

Shot Spot recognizes the quality and diversity of the Zenith product line and believes this is an excellent addition to its growing business model. “We are appreciative of all the ‘heroes’ that impact our daily lives and we want to show them our gratitude; this program is a way of doing just that,” says John Paulk, CEO of Shot Spot, LLC.
Zenith Firearms, a privately owned company located in Afton, VA, imports a wide variety of firearms including pistols and shotguns, and is the sole importer of the MKE-produced roller delayed blowback firearms, true to the original design. Zenith offers quality products and ammunition at affordable prices. Shot Spot of Carrolton, GA operates a highly successful business that caters to firearm and sporting enthusiasts. It operates state of the art indoor ranges, and offers a full selection of firearms, ammunition, apparel, and services. Shot Spot is also an experienced distributor of law enforcement specific products via its dealer network.

Shot Spot: The Zenith Hero Program is available now by calling 678-664-0610 or visiting www.shotspotllc.com for a list of dealers in your area. To become a Zenith Hero Program affiliated dealer please contact Chase Chambers at 404-909-5252 or chase@shotspotllc.com.

Zenith Firearms: Contact Don Leckrone at 434-202-7790 x113 or don@zenithquestcorporation.com.

Rio Ammunition Expands its Sales Team

August 18th, 2017

Irving, Tx. (August 15, 2017) – Rio Ammunition, Inc, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, just added three experienced staff to its growing salesforce. With the new state-of-the art manufacturing facility completed in Marshall, Texas, Rio Ammunition has the capacity to produce more than a million shotgun shells per day, therefore sales and service demanded the expansion of the sales and product management team.

Darrell Morrow was recruited to lead the new team as Director of Sales. Darrell brings over 15 years industry experience to the team, and as an avid hunter and shooter, is looking forward to being in the ammo side of the business. Darrell most recently served as the VP of Sales at Vertx successfully growing the tactical apparel and gear line over the past 6 years while building strong relationships in the retail area. Darrell is a graduate of LSU with a degree in Business Administration.

Another industry expert is Tes Salb who will be one of two new Key Account Executives. With 16 years of experience in the industry, Tes has an expansive marketing and communications background having worked for companies like Benelli, Armalite, FN America and the NRA. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame in Marketing.

Finally, Bill Vitiello joined the team as the other new Key Account Executive. Bill is an Army veteran coming from Knights Armament with both LE/Military and Commercial sales experience.

Earlier this year Rio added Annie Foster (now Wilcox) to the sales team. She brings with her 10 years of in-depth experience in marketing, sales and manufacturing from her time at Colt Competition Rifles, XS Sights and Warne Scope Mounts.

To focus on products specific to the US market, Bryan Bornes has taken over in the newly created position of Product Marketing Manager. Bryan has been at Rio for 2 ½ years, having previously been one of the key people in the growth of Able Ammo and is considered a pioneer in online firearms and ammunition sales. Bryan has been deeply involved in the Skeet and Sporting Clays market and provides great insight to future product lines and improvements.

General Manager, Ken Pfau commented, “I’m very excited about the quality of talent coming on board at Rio. We’ve always had a great product at a good value, now we will be able to focus on our levels of service and bring additional new products for the competitive shooter and hunter. Rio is already one of the top brands in the world and we look forward to being one of the key shotgun shell brands in the US.“

Rio Ammunition, founded in 2002 and headquartered in Marshall (Texas), is MAXAM’s sports shooting and hunting cartridge subsidiary in the United States. Rio Ammunition’s success is based on proprietary technological developments – as a result of ongoing investment in R&D – and a totally integrated production chain ranging from the manufacturing of the main raw materials to the production of all the cartridge components (cases, primers, powder, wads and lead shot).

www.rioammo.com

MMI Certified as Women Business Enterprise and Women Owned Small Business

August 18th, 2017

MMI Textiles, Inc. Certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

WESTLAKE, OH – MMI Textiles, Inc, a leading supplier in the textile industry, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise and Women Owned Small Business by the Ohio River Valley Women’s Business Council Certification Committee, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and Women Owned Small Business (WOSB).

“These certifications mean a lot to me and my organization for many reasons, but chief among them is that we do a lot of business with large, private organizations and with the government who have initiatives to do business with woman-owned enterprises. Women have come a long way in our society at pushing equality with the male gender, and these certifications help our communities see that women can be an important part of the fabric of that community with job creation and active involvement”, said founder and president of MMI Textiles Inc., Amy Bircher.

WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Ohio River Valley Women’s Business Council Certification Committee is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.

www.mmitextiles.com

FirstSpear Friday Focus – USA Merino Wool Long Sleeve Field Shirts

August 18th, 2017

This week we focus on the all new Long Sleeve Field Shirts from FirstSpear. Constructed from ACM BASE 100, the lightest weight Merino Wool package from the ACM Technical Apparel line made from 38% Fine Merino USA Wool, 50% Polyester, and 12% Modal. All the benefits of wool in an ultra light super comfortable package. 

Works as an exceptional base layer to keep you cool when its hot or help trap warmth when your cold and wet. The Field shirt blends comfort, performance and fit to give you the very best in functionality, styles and colors to suit your next extreme adventure, train up and/or deployment.

Now available in Sand, Commando, Charcoal, and Black in sizes Small – 2XL. These are in stock now, and will ship next week.

www.first-spear.com

Merrell Tactical Footwear Now Available At Tactical Distributors

August 18th, 2017

The new Merrell Tactical Footwear line we recently mentioned is now available from Tactical Distributors.

So far, there are Midheight and 8″ height models in Black or Tan.  Look for extended sizing and waterproof models as well.

www.tacticaldistributors.com/collections/merrell-1

Index Fasteners Announces Officially Licensed Printed MultiCam Kydex

August 18th, 2017

IFI and MultiCam® would like to officially announce that through diligent hard work and persistence, IFI has mastered the printed MultiCam® Kydex® and we encourage y’all to stock up! IFI is thrilled to be not only the first but the only officially licensed manufacturer of genuine printed MultiCam® Kydex®. With the MultiCam® Original pattern now behind us, we’re tenaciously working towards the others, more to come!

www.ifithermoplastics.com/products/camo-and-patterned-kydex-/kydex-t-080-multicam

Note: For sizes smaller than 1’x2’, IFI has allocated inventory to holsterbuilder.

Attend the Concealed Carry Fashion Show at the Inaugural NRA Carry Guard Expo

August 17th, 2017

FAIRFAX, Va. – The 2017 NRA Carry Guard Expo Concealed Carry Fashion Show is scheduled for Friday, August 25, at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Fashion Show will showcase the Expo’s top concealed carry products and demonstrate the features and benefits to an audience of firearm enthusiasts and industry media. The audience will vote for their top three favorite concealed carry products at the event’s conclusion.

This unique event at the NRA Carry Guard Expo is sponsored by 5.11 Tactical and CrossBreed Holsters and will feature more than 50 products from 20 manufacturers. Both male and female models will walk the runway, showcasing products ranging from conventional pistol holsters and accessories to concealed carry purses, bags, and much more.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and the event begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the NRA Carry Guard Expo Concealed Carry Fashion Show are $10, and can be purchased online here.

The fashion show is part of the inaugural NRA Carry Guard Expo, scheduled for Aug. 25-27 at the Wisconsin Center. The NRA Carry Guard Expo is an educational and interactive experience dedicated to individuals interested in increasing their knowledge and skills of personal protection, concealed carry and home defense tactics. This event will equip novices and experts alike with the products, skills, knowledge and mindset necessary to be prepared and respond when a threat arises.

G-Code Contact Series Micro Chest Rig 3Zero

August 17th, 2017

G-Code just released the new 3Zero Chest Rig. Its modular design allows the user to configure it for a wide variety of mission requirements and working environments.

An extreme low profile arrangement, the Contact Series 3Zero Chest Rig provides three Softshell Scorpion rifle magazine carriers. This array delivers ample storage while utilizing the smallest and flattest configuration available. The Scorpion Softshell rifle pouches fit ALL AR series magazines, ANY AK magazine and ALL variations in 7.62×51 (.308).  Additionally, Pistol Scorpion pouches (sold separately) can stacked on top of the rifle versions. 

www.gcode3zero.com