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Bawidamann x Woobie USA Tribe Throw Blanket Pinup Editions

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Woobie USA has introduced several editions of their Tribe Throw Blanket fearing art by renowned pinup artist Andrew Bawidamann. I’ve had one with an SF crest for a few months now and take it camping. The construction is very similar to the issue ponch liner and very comfy.

For the next two weeks, the Pre-order price is $99.95 rather than the MSRP of $109.95.

bawidamann.com

Or

woobieusa.com

Sneak Peek – American Defense Flik3 Fixed Power 3X Magnifier

Monday, February 25th, 2019

AVAILABLE MAY 2019! The American Defense Flik3 fixed power 3X magnifier is an extremely short, high-performance optic that will increase the capability and accuracy of any red dot or holographic sight. The patent pending, ambidextrous mount allows the shooter to quickly transition from 1X to 3X by simply flipping the magnifier back and forth from the line of sight. The Titanium, locking, adjustable quick disconnect mount offers immediate removal and attachment to adapt to any shooting situation. The mount is available in aluminum with Titanium QD lever. The mount interface provides three positions to mount the optic that offers additional eye relief options to accommodate various cheek-weld positions on the stock. In addition, the Flik3 comes with both a 4 mm and 8mm spacer that adapts to most red dot sights to provide low, co-witness, or lower 1?3 co-witness alignment.

Learn more via and sign up for in-stock notifications: www.americandefensemanufacturing.com

See the B&T USW-G17 at Enforce Tac & IWA

Monday, February 25th, 2019

B&T will exhibit their USW-G17 along with other new products at next week’s Enforce Tac and IWA Classics In Nürnberg, Germany.

With the introduction of the B&T USW-G17 chassis, one can convert any Gen 3, 4 or 5 Glock into a true pistol carbine, meaning one can still carry and use it like a pistol, but thanks to the integrated folding stock, one can use it as a carbine with enhanced accuracy.

See them in booth 12-532 at Enforce Tac or in booth 9-204 at IWA.

www.bt-ag.ch

TacJobs – Sales Manager – Law Enforcement at Gentex

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Description
Purpose:

In this business development/sales role within Gentex Ground Systems, the Sales Manager will be responsible for identifying, developing and managing new and existing customer relationships, as well as leading future business development activities, targeting three primary regional markets of interest (MOI), 1) US Federal Law Enforcement, US Local Law Enforcement and 2) US Private Security. Activities will be conducted within the framework of the overall Ground Systems Business Development strategy, and must be coordinated with other members of the Ground Systems Business Development team working in the same market space.

The Sales Manager will be responsible for establishing and building close customer relationships in order to identify, develop, and capture new business opportunities within the MOI. Activities include sales channel development and management, business opportunity identification, opportunity qualification, business capture strategy development, and tactical business capture planning and execution. The Sales Manager will be responsible and accountable for achieving revenues in their assigned market space in support of Ground Systems objectives.

Duties/Responsibilities:

• Lead business development and client management efforts within a customer focus area including initiating calls to prospective clients, preparing capability briefings and information packets, conducting client meetings to uncover, create opportunities that lead to new business and expand relationships
• Lead BD/Capture activities to identify, qualify and create new business opportunities delivering consistent growth to annual business revenue plan execution and realization
• Research, establish and sustain positive key decision-maker and decision-influencer relationships
• Proactively manage internal and external Customer Experience engagements for customer and end user satisfaction and continuous improvement
• Work with local Law Enforcement organizations to identify, develop, and use grants and other funding streams to support PPE sales.
• Manage preparation and distribution of product information and capabilities, and technology briefings
• Work with Product Management to develop new product ideas and deliver white papers and proposals that address customer requirements via communication of product technical/functional requirements and customer expectations
• Work with product and program managers to identify and pursue follow-on opportunities
• Serve as the customer advocate during opportunity and program reviews to bring the Voice of the Customer and End User into planning and strategy sessions
• Attend trade shows, workshops, and seminars to maintain deep understanding of market segment and customer environment
• Utilize Salesforce CRM to develop sales funnel and execute Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) to enable timely delivery of customer orders
• Other BD and supervisory related duties as assigned

Gentex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status or on the basis of disability. Gentex is an E-Verify Participant. Pre-employment drug/alcohol/background screening is required. If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Gentex, please call our Human Resources department at (570) 282-3550.

Requirements
EDUCATION:
A four-year degree in a technical field or equivalent experience is desired.

EXPERIENCE:
The candidate must have experience in business development, marketing and sales of personnel protective products with at least 5 years in a business development, sales or marketing role. Experience working and interfacing with Law Enforcement end users and organizations is required. Prior law enforcement experience is highly desired. The candidate should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. A track record of successfully introducing new products to customers and working with Customers to identify funding streams is necessary. A history in grant writing and supporting development of products based on market/customer requirements would be a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES :
• Establish strong relationships at the management/executive level with current and prospective customers to positively posture Gentex in the current business environment
• Coordinate effectively internally to ensure efficient use of resources and appropriate focus of resources to achieve revenue goals
• Communicate effectively and demonstrate solid sales abilities in all facets of sales and marketing
• Develop and Manage sales channels and partners in the US Law Enforcement market to support Law Enforcement Go To Market Strategy.
• Develop new business and new business opportunities accordingly
• Strong presentation skills are essential to engage the attention of both customers and colleagues
• Possess a strong power of persuasion
• Excellent communicator including strong verbal and written abilities, excellent listening and feedback skills and the ability to provide strong direction
• Working knowledge and use of Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word and PowerPoint, and Outlook

Apply at recruiting.paylocity.com.

2019 ADS Fort Bragg Warfighter Expo

Monday, February 25th, 2019

At the 2019 Fort Bragg Warfighter Expo you’ll see the latest C4ISR, Expeditionary, Medical, Maintenance, Repair & Operations, Special Missions, Weapons & Optics available from top manufacturers. In addition to discussing the products directly with the people who offer them, the ADS team will be on hand to answer questions on the various ways they can be purchased. It’s a great opportunity that brings users with requirements together with the solutions they’re looking for.

When:

March 14th, 2019 from 1000-1600

Where:

Iron Mike Conference Center
Ft. Bragg Conference and Catering Center 2658 Reilly Rd, Bldg 5-5348
Ft. Bragg, NC 28303

For additional details, and to sign up, visit adsinc.com/event/ft-bragg-warfighter-expo.

SureFire Founder John Matthews Responds to Anti-2A Allegations

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

Over the weekend, social media was ablaze with allegations that SureFire is anti-Second Amendment due to donations made in the past to Democrat political campaigns. Dr John Matthews, Founder and President provided us with this statement.

In all of our work with SureFire over the years, nothing could be further from the truth than claiming they are anti-2A. They not only support the Constitution, but they provide those Americans who defend it day-to-day with some of the finest tools available.

Dear Customers and Concerned Citizens:

It has been brought to our attention that past political donations from the SureFire Political Action Committee (PAC) have been called in to question along with SureFire’s stance on the Second Amendment. Before we get to the facts we’d like to thank you for your support and we sincerely appreciate your loyalty.

It’s a long read but the details should provide a fuller perspective:

Established in 2010 and disbanded in 2014, the purpose of the SureFire PAC was to gain the support and assistance of our state representatives (both Democrat and Republican) so that we had a chance at (1) obtaining congressional funding to develop sighting technology that would improve the warfighter’s ability to aim crew-served weapons, and (2) to be able to reach out to our representatives when we need assistance doing business in California.

During its existence from 2010 to 2014 the SureFire PAC made donations totaling approximately $10,356 to Democrat representatives and $16,610 to Republican representatives.

It should be noted that we were unsuccessful in obtaining congressional funding for the weapon-sight development project mentioned above, and that all of our product development has been self-funded. But if you are a defense business that hopes to get congressional budget earmarked funding and/or program support for defense-related projects, you typically need to get the attention and support of at least one of your state representatives—or all of them if possible—so they can “represent” your interests during the budget appropriations process.

This is how business is done in the defense industry, by most medium-sized defense manufacturers, and by all of the large ones. And, it’s what we needed to do to achieve our mission of ensuring the safety, success and survival of our customers—whether military, law enforcement, or patriot-citizen.

In 2018 one of our employees donated $500 to the DNC Services Corp, a pro-Democrat organization. This was a personal donation, had nothing to do with SureFire, and despite the fact that we, as a company, are not aligned with his political preferences, we recognize his right to think differently and to vote as he pleases.

SureFire (as an organization) is 2A to the core. I myself am an NRA Lifetime Endowment member; our VP of Suppressors and Weapons is a veteran and world-class competitive shooter; our VP of Sales and Marketing is a veteran and competitive shooter; our VP of Military Sales gave 21 years to his country, 18 of them as an Army Special Operations commando; our graphic designers practice dry-firing and handgun drills in the office; our team-building events usually involve shooting; many of our executives and employees are concealed carry permit holders and carry daily. Most of us worry about how to live our 2A lives without running afoul of so-called “assault rifle” laws, reduced-capacity magazine regulations, and all the other restrictions we deal with as firearms owners, and as a manufacturer of firearms and firearms accessories in California.  

We also support organizations such as the National Rifle Association, American Suppressor Association, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, among others, and are proud of our long history of sponsoring USPSA, IDPA, 3-Gun and other shooting sports. Come by our office and you’ll see we share the same values as you do when it comes to the freedom to bear arms.

Our focus is on providing the warfighter, first responder, and armed citizen with the tools they need to win the fight, and we promise to keep making products that support the Second Amendment, the American worker, our economy, our military, and freedom in general.

John Matthews
Founder & President

Good To-Go Sends over 750 Meals to Team Rubicon

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

Volunteers on the ground will have a delicious, nutritious meal after a hard day’s (or night’s) work. 

Good To-Go staff pack ’em up and ship ’em out to Team Rubicon.

[February 21, 2019, Kittery, ME] — For the second consecutive year, rather than offer discounted holiday pricing, Good To-Go’s DoBetter campaign invited customers to join the brand in giving back. By donating one meal for every two purchased on their website, Good To-Go was able to send 768 meal portions to Team Rubicon. Much of the campaign’s success was attributed to customers opting to “DoBetter” and donate their entire order to Team Rubicon’s network of volunteers. The donated meals will allow volunteers working on the ground to refuel with a delicious, healthy meal.

“Good To-Go’s clean ingredients for quick and healthy meals are a great addition to Team Rubicon’s international teams when they deploy,” said Brian Meagher, Strategic Partnerships Officer at Team Rubicon. “Good To-Go stepped up and donated over 750 meal portions to support our response efforts to the ever-growing number of disasters worldwide—ensuring our volunteers don’t have to choose between healthy and quick.”

Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly provide relief to communities in need after a natural disaster. Since their founding in 2010, Team Rubicon has responded to more than 320 disasters around the world. This year alone, Team Rubicon has launched disaster response operations in Newport, RI and King County, WA for winter storm response; Elsinore, CA for flood response; and has continued its Hurricane Michael recovery efforts with operations in Bay County, FL and Albany, GA. Additionally, the organization still has home rebuild operations running in Houston, TX and Collier County, FL in response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. 

“We were so pumped after last year’s successful DoBetter effort (donating meals to hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico), that we couldn’t wait to select another impactful and relevant organization to work with this year,” said Good To-Go co-founder, David Koorits. “Providing Team Rubicon’s first responders with lightweight, calorie-dense, and satisfying nourishment while they’re pushing their limits to serve others is a great way for us to be able to contribute.”

Brownells Is So Hot Right Now

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

Lola Strange with the Brownells XBRN16E1 from Instagram.