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High Speed Gear Adds AmChar as Newest Distributor

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

SWANSBORO, N.C. – April 20, 2021 – High Speed Gear® grew its distributor base even further by signing on one of the nation’s premier firearm wholesalers, the New York-based AmChar Wholesale Inc.

AmChar Wholesale Inc, a leading wholsale distributor, received its opening order of HSGI® gear April 9 and is ready to start supplying its dealers.

“The addition of AmChar to our network is key to servicing the law enforcement market in the fullest capacity,” said Allison Mitchum, HSGI director of sales and marketing. “Our products have become the gear of choice for law enforcement agencies all over the world, especially now as we prepare to launch the Comp-Tac® CT3™ Level III holster. So, our partnership with AmChar is the perfect alliance for our brand and for our customers. Furthermore, HSGI’s core values pair perfectly with AmChar’s mission.”

“We are proud to offer High Speed Gear to our customers,” said Tony DiChario, AmChar president and CEO. “This company is offering something new and different that we think fits the interests of our buyers.”

AmChar has been in the firearms business since 1980. During the last 40 years, it became one of the top distributors in the industry for law enforcement entities and independent dealers in the United States. AmChar is backed by industry professionals who have been in the firearms business for over a half century. AmChar Wholesale is one of the largest law enforcement distributors in the United States and the top Glock law enforcement distributor for the past several years. The company also operates a secondary warehouse and distribution center in McDonough, GA.

Among the popular products from High Speed Gear and Comp-Tac® now in stock and available from AmChar are the:

• ReFlex™ IFAK System
• Various Duty TACOs®
• Handcuff TACO®
• X2R® TACO®
• Various Polymer TACOs®
• Double Decker® TACO®
• Triple Pistol TACO®
• CT3™ Lvl III holster (coming soon)
• Kydex Tourniquet TACO®

Dealers can establish an account with AmChar Wholesale Inc. by calling 585-325-3951 x155. To place an order with AmChar, dealers can contact them at [email protected]

AmChar Wholesale Inc.
Mike Hutchings, national sales manager
585-328-3951 x155

High Speed Gear
Allison Mitchum, director of sales and marketing
[email protected]
910-325-1000 x1306

Hudson Supplies proud exhibitor at BlueLine Expo International (Virtual) – April 22, 2022

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

You will have the opportunity to chat with the owner and/or one of his team member:

Drone and security specialist for LE, Product Manager for various LE brands and Jim Bremner President of CTOA. Download the latest product information and get latest information:

Blueline Event:

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Hudson Supplies is proud to confirmed a $ 10 000 partnership for the Tough Mountie Challenge 4th edition that will be held on October 2nd 2021.

The Foundation of Stars supports pediatric research for children and teenagers.

Details and Tough Mountie:

Safariland Announces Formation of CADRE

Friday, April 16th, 2021

A new approach to brand ambassadorship.

Jacksonville, Florida – Safariland®, a brand of The Safariland Group, a leading global provider of safety products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, today announced the formation of a new breed of brand ambassadors: CADRE.

“In the technical sense, a CADRE is a selected group of specially trained and skilled individuals brought together for one specific purpose or mission,” said Tim Drnec, Vice President of Marketing & Commercial Sales at Safariland. “And that’s exactly what Safariland needs right now. The Safariland CADRE will be advocates for Safariland products and its mission to save lives with integrity, loyalty and grit.”

Safariland’s CADRE is a new approach to brand ambassadorship. “Our CADRE are changing what it means to be a brand ambassador,” Christina Rhine, Digital-Social Media Manager for Safariland said. “No longer will these individuals be seen as social media influencers. They’re experienced advocates in the markets we touch, and contributors to the future of our products. They bring years of raw experience with Safariland products, and authentic product concepts. Collectively we will achieve our goals to provide the best equipment possible.”

The CADRE bring first-hand expertise in product application, life dependent scenarios and training capabilities. Among them are a Rt. Special Forces SGT. Major, a competitive mounted shooter and veteran of the 75th Army Ranger Regiment, a Tactical Games athlete, conservationists and huntsmen, competitive shooting champions and instructors, business owners, a SWAT Team Leader, law enforcement officers, and a family of five competitive shooters. With these backgrounds and mindsets, they will collectively bring authentic product feedback from the field to Safariland to elevate Safariland products and increase the company’s ability to enact its mission: “Together we save lives.”

Velocity Systems Promotes Nelson Rodriguez to National Sales Director

Friday, April 16th, 2021

Dulles, VA (15 April 2021) Velocity Systems is pleased to announce Nelson Rodriguez being promoted to the position of National Sales Director. Nelson has been with Velocity Systems for over 6 years and has been vital to its organic growth. He brings 18+ years of experience in sales and sales management which will be vital in the continued growth of the company. Prior to beginning his sales career, Nelson spent 12 years in the United States Army with both the 75th Ranger Regiment and Special Operations Command south.”

According to David Strum, President of Velocity Systems, “From the moment Nelson walked in the door we knew his dedication to the end user would be unparalleled, his work ethic and personality has made him a great fit for Velocity Systems”

Velocity Systems is excited to announce this promotion and we look forward to the continued growth for Nelson and Velocity Systems.  

Wiley X Announces Move to Frisco, Texas

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Livermore, CA. (April 13, 2021) – Wiley X®, the leading premium protective eyewear brand,  announced plans to move its operations from Livermore to Frisco, Texas. The new global headquarters, manufacturing and distribution site is set to be located in the Star Business Park and completed by Q2 2022. Wiley X joins a growing list of California-based companies seeking new locations, with many finding their new homes in the Dallas and North Texas region. The central location within the United States will increase efficiencies of shipping and distribution, in both time and cost, to the wide range of customers Wiley X supports.

“Our entire team is committed to piloting smart and sustained growth for many years to come,” said Dan Freeman, Co-Owner of Wiley X. “To take Wiley X to the next level, Frisco, Texas is the ideal location geographically and economically to set us up for a successful future.  The City of Frisco and Frisco Economic Development Corporation have already been great business partners.”

Frisco – known as “Sports City USA” – is a perfect fit for Wiley X, a company committed to protection and performance for active pursuits such as shooting, fishing, and motorsports, as well as for the government/first responder network. Wiley X aligns well with Texas values, with a long history of providing protective eyewear to the United States military and being veteran-founded and family-owned. The move to Frisco will inspire the fabrication of a state-of-the-art building to elevate brand operations and will include a flagship retail store for Wiley X fans and local customers to enjoy.

“We’re thrilled to make this exciting move to Frisco,” said Myles Freeman, Jr., Co-Owner of Wiley X. “All of us at Wiley X have our sights set on servicing our customers like never before and this location is a perfect fit to propel our customer experience forward.”

“I am excited to welcome Wiley X to the Lone Star State,” Governor Greg Abbott said. “Wiley X is another in a long list of companies choosing Texas as home for its global headquarters and manufacturing and distribution center because of our thriving business climate. ‘Made in Texas’ is a powerful brand, and I look forward to watching Wiley X flourish.”

“Frisco is proud to welcome Wiley X to our veteran-ready community,” said Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney. “Innovative companies like Wiley X thrive here. It’s a tremendous asset to have another world-class brand in Frisco creating great jobs for Frisco residents, including our veterans.”

Lonestar Future Weapons Forms Strategic Alliance with True Velocity to Bring Manufacturing Expertise and Innovation to Force Modernization

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Texas-based companies will design and produce next generation weapon systems and manufacturing technology

GARLAND, TX (April 12, 2021) – Lonestar Future Weapons announced today a strategic partnership with composite-cased ammunition manufacturer True Velocity to leverage the two companies’ substantial expertise in R&D, precision manufacturing, quality control and production efficiency.

The announcement also signals the execution of a post-development phase strategy by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems and Lonestar Future Weapons in their bid for the U.S. Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) program, allowing the strategic partners to ensure the efficient fulfillment of the best overall weapon system to the warfighter.

Lonestar Future Weapons will assume the prime contractor role in the final stage of the NGSW weapons system submission, focused on manufacturing the advanced weapons required to meet or exceed all standards set forth by the U.S. Army. True Velocity will continue to serve as an ammunition subcontractor responsible for the provision of its advanced 6.8TVCM composite-cased cartridge. Together, Lonestar Future Weapons and True Velocity will develop additional next-generation weapons and ammunition solutions, targeting forthcoming force modernization contracts.

Lonestar Future Weapons is led by a team that includes third-generation American manufacturers with deep experience in the aerospace and defense industries. Chief among them is Automatic Products Corporation, an AS9100:2015 Rev D-registered manufacturer of high-precision machined and assembled components. Established in 1957, APC operates out of a 118,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility in Garland, Texas.

“We are going to bring weapons systems to market that fire the most advanced, accurate and reliable ammunition available, and we’re going to build them here in America,” said Craig Etchegoyen, chairman of Lone Star Future Weapons. “Our speed-to-manufacturing and domestic production will undoubtedly enhance the growth of the defense industrial base in the U.S.”

“True Velocity composite-cased ammunition represents a paradigm shift in terms of what is possible with internal ballistics,” said Kevin Boscamp, chairman and CEO of True Velocity. “Our strategic partnership with Lone Star Future Weapons and APC to design and optimize future weapons around our ammunition represents an unprecedented advancement in defense innovation that provides our warfighters with an unfair advantage on the battlefield.”

Current production includes a semi-automatic rifle and an automatic rifle designed to shoot True Velocity’s proprietary 6.8mm composite-cased ammunition. Lone Star Future Weapons and True Velocity also plan to develop a lightweight medium machine gun, as well as commercially available products in the future.

Savage Arms Announces Sponsorship of The Canadian Rimfire Precision Series

Friday, April 9th, 2021

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – April 09, 2021 – Savage Arms is pleased to announce that it has signed on as a Gold Sponsor to the Canadian Rimfire Precision Series. The series includes more than twenty events annually, and Savage’s Precision Series rifles are a perfect fit for these competitions.

“The Canadian Rimfire Precision Series (CRPS) is proud to announce a sponsorship agreement with Savage Arms in support of its 2021 season,” Rick Katigbak, Founder and President of the CRPS, said. “The CRPS is a non-profit organization founded in 2018 to introduce and promote the competitive shooting sports to Canadians coast-to-coast and hosts over 100 events and over 1500 competitors annually. The partnership with Savage Arms will allow the CRPS to host more events in 2021 and provide competitors with the opportunity to see, first-hand, Savage’s line of precision rimfire rifles including the new competition-oriented B22 Precision models.”

By standardizing on the rimfire .22 long rifle cartridge for its competitions, CRPS provides fun, challenging and cost-effective events suitable for participants of all ages and experience levels.

“We’re proud to have this opportunity to work with the CRPS,” said Beth Shimanski, Director of Marketing at Savage Arms. “Our MARK II and Precision Series rimfire rifles are ideal for these type of rimfire matches—it is what they’re built to do, but there’s much more to this sponsorship. The CRPS is opening up affordable shooting sports to everyone and that fits perfectly with the mission of Savage Arms.”

More information on the Canadian Rimfire Precision Series can be found at

Ironhorse Firearms is Back!

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

For Immediate Release: Salt Lake City, UT – A:er a successful partnership and collaboration, Iron Horse Firearms and Blackwater Worldwide have mutually agreed to end the relationship and pursue endeavors more in alignment with the respective brands.

Iron Horse Firearms will continue to manufacture their flagship products of the Sentry 12 and the Iron Horse line of thumb operated AR-15 style rifles. All products remain in full production and dealers will continue to receive orders on schedule.

“We’re grateful for our time with the team at Blackwater Worldwide and all of the opportunities that the relationship created. As we move into this next chapter, we’re looking forward to the continued development and manufacture of our line of products under the original Iron Horse Firearms brand, as well as branching into some of our E-Commerce and manufacturing software offerings designed for businesses in the firearms industry.”
– Ryan McDonald, CEO of Iron Horse Firearms