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Bushnell Shooter KC Eusebio Wins 8th World Speed Shooting Championship

Friday, April 30th, 2021

Eusebio Named Overall Champion and Claims Two Division Titles

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – April 28, 2021 – Bushnell®, an industry leader in performance optics, congratulates pro shooter KC Eusebio on winning his eighth World Speed Shooting Championship title. Eusebio, equipped with a Bushnell First Strike 2.0 reflex sight, was successful in claiming the High Overall title and two first-place finishes in both the Open and Rimfire Optics Division during the 2021 world championship.

“I’m always excited to compete at the Steel Challenge as I’ve been shooting this match since the age of 9, and it just never gets old,” said Eusebio. “What makes this one so special was that I’m the first to win 8 Overall Championships. I was also able to capture a new world record in the Rimfire Optics division, besting my last record from 2020.”

Sponsored by the Steel Challenge Shooting Association and the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA), the World Speed Shooting Championship is considered one of the most competitive and prestigious handgun competitions in the world. Shooting at an average speed of 2.48 seconds per run, and with an overall time of 77.71 seconds, Eusebio quickly shot his way to the winner’s title of “World’s Fastest Shooter.”

“I wouldn’t have been able to do this without Team Bushnell,” said Eusebio. “The First Strike 2.0 has once again been able to perform at the highest level of speed shooting. I’m so thankful to have it and the Bushnell family at my side. I’m looking forward to the rest of the season and the possibility of bringing home a few more wins with using Bushnell red dots.”

In the Main Match, Eusebio won the High Overall title and first place in the Open Division. He also won first place in Rimfire Optics Division, setting a record for the fastest overall time in match history.

“Everyone at Bushnell is proud to be a part of KC’s 8th world championship win and seeing him perform with world class speed and accuracy,” said Derek Osburn, Director of Optics for Vista Outdoor. “We are honored to be a part of it and look forward to continuing to get him on target on the range or on his next hunt. Congrats KC!”

To learn more about Bushnell or the First Strike 2.0, visit Bushnell.com. For more information on KC Eusebio, be sure to visit his professional page at kceusebio.net.

Bushnell and Hoppe’s Pro Jessie Harrison Takes Gold at 2021 World Speed Shooting Championships

Friday, April 30th, 2021

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – April 28, 2021 – Bushnell, an industry leader in performance optics, and Hoppe’s, the No. 1 name in gun care products, congratulate pro shooter Jessie Harrison on her first-place finish at the 2021 World Speed Shooting Championships. Harrison was successful in claiming the High Lady Overall title and first place in the Lady Open Division.

Throughout the championship, Harrison utilized her Bushnell First Strike 2.0 reflex sight to deliver an overall time of 93.03 seconds. With this, her 13th World Speed Shooting Championship title, Harrison adds to one of the most impressive track records of any female shooter.

“Competing in the World Speed Shooting Championships never gets old and neither does shooting with the Bushnell FS2,” said Harrison. “Throughout the match I never had to worry about getting a clear view through the lens and the dot is always nice and crisp, allowing you to make that precise shot. Visual speed is one of the most important factors and the Bushnell First Strike 2.0 gives me that and more.”

Sponsored by the Steel Challenge Shooting Association and the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA), the World Speed Shooting Championship is considered one of the most competitive and prestigious handgun competitions in the world. Throughout the match, Harrison noted that Hoppe’s Black cleaning spray, Hoppe’s Elite gun oil and Hoppe’s Lead-B-Gone wipes were also part of her cleaning arsenal on one of the shooting sports biggest stages.

In addition to her division wins, Harrison also set two new Ladies stage records in the Single Stack Division. On the ‘5 to Go’ stage, Harrison sent a record time of 12.52 seconds, and on ‘Outer Limits’, she recorded a stage best 16.27 seconds. Harrison was the current record holder on both stages of fire entering the 2021 championship.

Harrison has a long track record of success in competitive shooting. She was the first female shooter to achieve Grand Master status with the USPSA and boasts a long list of accolades across five shooting disciplines, including multiple World and National Champion shooting titles.

To learn more about Harrison and why she trusts Bushnell and Hoppe’s products to help her performance at her best visit Bushnell.com and Hoppes.com.

5.11, Amazon Prime Video and Higher Ground Come Together to Air Drop Gift Packages to Military Veterans

Friday, April 30th, 2021

COLLABORATION CELEBRATES NATIONAL MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH AND TOM CLANCY’S WITHOUT REMORSE FILM RELEASE
5.11, Inc., the global innovator of purpose-built apparel, footwear, and gear, today announced that the company, along with Amazon Prime Video and Higher Ground, celebrated National Military Appreciation Month and the April 30 release of the film Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse in exciting fashion earlier this week by using drones to air drop gift packages to three deserving Los Angeles-based military veterans. A video recapping the drops can be viewed here.

The packages, valued at nearly $400, contained pieces of 5.11’s latest and most innovative gear including a RUSH24 2.0 Pack, TacTec Plate Carrier, EDC L2 Flashlight, and more.

Recipients for the gift packages were selected by Higher Ground, a non-profit organization that provides adaptive recreational programs for individuals with disabilities as well as programs specific to Veterans.

“As a brand, we value the sacrifices and service our military personnel provide our nation and we are eager to find opportunities to show gratitude toward those servicemen and women,” said 5.11’s CMO, Debra Radcliff. “This fun and unique project was particularly exciting and a great way to kickoff National Military Appreciation Month.”

Celebrated annually during the month of May, National Military Appreciation Month is a time to honor current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

“Our team is honored to have 5.11 and Amazon Prime Video recognize some of our most deserving Southern California-based Veterans ahead of National Military Appreciation Month,” said Adam Rund, Veteran Program Engagement Specialist, Higher Ground Los Angeles, and Veteran, USMC. “Our organization aims to work with our Veterans through therapeutic recreation to ease the transition from a life of service to Veteran life. We are grateful for companies like these two who can create memorable experiences for, and recognition of, our Veterans.”

Amazon Prime Video’s Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse is an action film adaptation of the Clancy novel of the same name. It’s the explosive origin story of action hero John Clark, an elite Navy SEAL played by Michael B. Jordan, who uncovers an international conspiracy while seeking justice for the murder of his pregnant wife.

5.11 and Amazon Prime Video have also joined forces to offer fans and customers an online sweepstakes for a chance to win a custom 5.11 prize package valued at more than $2,500. To enter the sweepstakes, or to learn more, visit www.511tactical.com/withoutremorse now through Sunday, May 9. No purchase necessary, multiple entries possible, must be 18 years or older and a U.S. resident to enter.

Army Chief of Staff GEN McConville Models “Ike” Jacket

Friday, April 30th, 2021

General McConville, Chief of Staff of the Army, was spotted at Massachusetts General Hospital sporting the optional “Ike” Jacket for the Army Green Uniform.

In recognition of their dedication to the health care of military veterans and the families of fallen heroes, leaders from Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, received two of the nation’s most prestigious honors. The Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service–the second-highest award presented by the Secretary of Defense–was presented to Tom Werner, Chairman of the Boston Red Sox and the Red Sox Foundation. The Public Service Commendation Medal–the fourth-highest public service decoration in the U.S. Army–was awarded to Peter L. Slavin, MD, President, Massachusetts General Hospital, Ross Zafonte, DO, chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mass General, and Michael Allard, chief operating officer for Home Base. Each recipient received their award, presented by Army Chief of Staff General Jim McConville, during a ceremony yesterday at the Pentagon. Congratulations to all!

Pictured here is McConville; Patrick Smith; Brigadier General (ret.) Jack Hammond, Executive Director, Home Base; Zafonte; Allard; Jennifer Ashton; Werner; Staff Sergeant Carlton Duncan; Lieutenant General R. Scott Dingle, Surgeon General of the Army.

Photo by Massachusetts General Hospital.

OTTE Gear x Bawidamann Aloha Pua Honu 2021 Shirt Pre-Order

Friday, April 30th, 2021

With a unique pattern designed by Andrew Bawidamann that is more art than clothing, this year’s Aloha shirt is based on World War Two’s Pacific Theater’s island hopping campaign.

There will be three color options. The first two are just like the iconic reversible Marine Corps pattern from World War Two: Greenside Out or Brownside Out and are called respectively Honu Jungle and Honu Beach. A limited third, Blue variant is also available.

The pre-order period for the OTTE Gear x Bawidamann Aloha Pua Honu 2021 Shirt remains open til end of May, looking to ship early June.

www.ottegear.com

SureFire to Exhibit at 2021 USBP SOG Expo in El Paso

Friday, April 30th, 2021

For more information, visit: sogexpo.blogspot.com

WARNORD – Sitka Technical Apparel for the SOF End User

Friday, April 30th, 2021

Visit SSD Monday morning for details Monday on Sitka’s new technical apparel program for the SOF end user.

FirstSpear Friday Focus: Medical Kit

Friday, April 30th, 2021

This week’s FS focus looks at medical kit and items, including a pack, IFAK Medical Thong and two pouches.

The Medical Trauma Assault Pack (MTAP), Thin Profile features a large zippered pocket allowing access to the contents. It also integrates the bungee attachment points to secure odd sized items as well as three “tear out” pockets which can be tossed to others providing aid. An easily accessed grab handle will allow the pack to be hung in vehicles or airframes.

The Special Operations Forces (SOF) Medical Pouch securely holds organized, individual first aid items. A half-moon zipper allows rapid access to the inside of the pocket and also enables quick closure. Attach to your platform with FirstSpear 6/12 or 6/9. Loop faced fabric square on the exterior allows for mounting of FirstSpear Cell Tags.

The FirstSpear Tourniquet Pouch is designed to securely hold one CAT or TQs Style tourniquet, or similar sized medical supplies. With a highly visible red release tab, the pouch opens quickly to allow instant access to the tourniquet. Utilizing the FirstSpear 6/9 attachment system this pouch can be attached to all 6/12™ platforms and also compatible with older MOLLE systems. Additionally, it can be directly attached to FirstSpear’s line of belts including the Assaulters Gun Belt (AGB) and Line One Belt.

The Improved IFAK Med Thong has some new features that will help you in the field. It has a 6/9 attachment style and 6/12 slits have been added in key areas of this item which has increased its versatility so it will now work with the FS TQ Pocket or the new Rapid Access Pocket Pressure Dressing. The thong is also capable of fitting a variety of IFAKS. When space on your chest rig or plate carrier is at a premium, this component will let you add a few extra critical items that you would rather not have in your pack or left behind. The thong will accommodate a variety of IFAK sizes from 5″x7″x3″ to a 5″x9″x3″.

For more information, check out www.first-spear.com/pockets/medical-pockets.