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Name That Logo – HUXWRX Safety Co

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

If you guess that this logo is from HUXWRX Safety Co, you were right. Stay tuned for some exciting news about this new brand, that you already know.

Darley Announced As An EY Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year 2021

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

Itasca, IL, July 29, 2021W.S. Darley & Co. was among the winners of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Midwest region of Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana, announced in a virtual celebration held last night to honor 34 finalists from 27 companies.

Entrepreneur of the Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. “This year’s finalists are the next class in a long line of unstoppable visionaries,” said Ram Ramanan, Midwest program director for EY. “They are lighting the path forward to a robust recovery.”

Paul Darley, chairman, president and CEO of Darley accepted the award, “on behalf of our employees who were considered essential and came in day after day, and for the first responders we serve who were out there during the pandemic working to keep us safe.”

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, to be announced in November 2021 at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2022.

True Velocity Names Dr. Bruce Jette as Advisory Board Chairman

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

Former Assistant Secretary of the Army Joins Advanced Ammunition Manufacturer in New Role After Three Decades of Military Leadership


GARLAND, TX (July 22, 2021) – Texas-based advanced technology company True Velocity announced the appointment of Former Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisitions, Logistics and Technology (ASA ALT), Dr. Bruce Jette, as Advisory Board Chairman. Dr. Jette will focus on strengthening True Velocity’s outside continental United States (OCONUS) market opportunities and international defense contractor strategy. He will also oversee the company’s growing Board of Advisors, which helps guide product development and manufacturing innovation. True Velocity currently produces proprietary composite ammunition and is a finalist in the Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) program.


“We are thrilled to have someone as deeply experienced and distinguished as Dr. Jette join our team and lead our board of advisors,” said True Velocity President Chris Tedford. “His vision for manufacturing modernization and bringing innovation to every touchpoint required to arm and equip allied nations makes him a perfect fit to help accelerate True Velocity’s international penetration and advancement of paradigm shifting defense technology.”


A highly decorated U.S. Army veteran of 28 years, Jette joins True Velocity after a decorated career including multiple overseas tours and armor and cavalry commands and roles that led him to become the Army Acquisition Executive, the Senior Procurement Executive, the Science Advisor to the Secretary of the Army, and the Army’s Senior Research and Development official. In these positions, he held principal responsibility for Department of the Army matters related to logistics and oversaw the life cycle management and sustainment of Army weapon systems and equipment including research and development, testing and evaluation, acquisition, logistics, fielding, and disposition.


Prior to confirmation as ASA ALT, Dr. Jette served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Synovision Solutions, LLC, which provided management and technical consulting, engineering services, and project management in support of military and governmental agencies, as well as to the commercial industry.


Dr. Jette graduated from the United States Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering and Chemistry, and holds a Master of Science degree and a Doctorate in Electronic Materials from MIT. Additionally, he served as an Adjunct Professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Security Studies Program at Georgetown University.


Bushnell Recognizes Tom Beckstrand for Lifetime Achievement

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – July 28, 2021 – Bushnell®, an industry leader in performance optics, has recognized Tom Beckstrand with the 2020 Bill McRae Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to optics and the outdoor industry. The rifle and optics editor for Guns & Ammo, Beckstrand is a dedicated writer and passionate shooting sports educator.

Born and raised in Wells, Nevada, Beckstrand grew up shooting bottles and cans with his father. His skill with a rifle would go on to serve him well in the military from West Point to Afghanistan and Iraq, where he led both Special Forces and counter-terrorism sniper teams.

After his military career, Beckstrand started writing for shooting publications, eventually landing at Guns & Ammo magazine. At the time, there was limited coverage of optics in books and publications, and Beckstrand stepped in to help fill the gap. An ever-evolving area of shooting sports technology, optics became a passion for Beckstrand. Known for his insatiable curiosity, Beckstrand sought to explore optics technology from every angle for his readers.

“Early on, Tom learned each company’s optic contacts and began putting himself in front of the engineers and product managers,” said Eric Poole, editor of Guns & Ammo. “He’d show up to an optics manufacturer with questions prepared and write down answers. Along the way, he immersed himself in the science behind the technology, always wanting to show how and why the features or products work the way they do.”

Beckstrand uses his own personal shooting experiences to inform his writing as well. In 2009, he started competing in Precision Rifle Series (PRS) matches, two-gun matches and precision gas-gun matches.

“At some PRS matches, Tom noted it was hard to see at a distance when it was overcast or rainy and when the target was a piece of shot-up steel inside a woodline,” said Poole. “Most scopes are great when the sun is shining, but Tom started paying attention to who was hitting and who wasn’t when targets were in the shadows. He made note of the optics each were using, and along his journey as a writer, he started tracking and including light-transmission tests in his evaluations. That level of detail in his writing goes above and beyond.”

The Bill McRae Lifetime Achievement Award was established by Bushnell to honor the legendary writer and photojournalist Bill McRae for his vast contributions to the optics and outdoor industry throughout his 50-year career. Introduced in 2011, the annual award was created to recognize McRae and the other journalists who have made a profound impact in the industry.

“This award has honored some of the best shooting and optics writers in the industry, and Tom’s work and dedication has built on that tradition,” said Matt Rice, senior media relations manager for Bushnell. “Not only has Tom educated millions of hunters and shooters through his writing, but he has left his mark on the industry as a whole.”

Previous winners have included Ron Spomer, John Barsness, Wayne van Zwoll, David Petzal, Andrew McKean, Bob Robb, Bryce Towsley and Richard Mann.

Name That Logo

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

Who can guess which company this logo belongs to? We’ll follow up at the end of the day with the answer.

Tier One Kit – An Exchange for Old And New Gear

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

Tier One Kit is a new gear exchange. What makes them different is that they don’t just sell gear, but also buy and trade. That’s right, don’t have $500 for your dream GR1? Turn in your old Jansport and use it as currency! Need money for the latest collab? Sell them your old one.

It was created out of a passion for something along these lines by founder Vick JG who sold his other company Pakhook to make this happen.

Check it out at tieronekit.com.

Cobalt Kinetics is BACK and BETTER than Ever!

Monday, July 26th, 2021

July 23rd, 2021: Cobalt Kinetics, a manufacturer of American Masterpiece firearms; is proud to announce the re-launching of the famed brand. Cobalt started initially in 2014 and immediately became a statement brand by releasing their highly polished, competition grade rifles. Competitive shooters from all different disciplines saw podium level victories with their original Cobalt rifles, and that pedigree for performance is still in Cobalt’s DNA today. With the recent re-launch of the brand Cobalt the new management has taken the opportunity to update the brand to encapsulate consumer needs from all different arenas (Defense, Tactical, LE/MIL, and Competition).

The “Cobalt 2.0” updated series of firearms falls under the BAMF-Pro line of carbines/ pistols, and all of them have received major updates. From incorporating seamless upper receiver to lower receiver fitment, to creating a hybrid-mono handguard system all changes have had the end user in mind. To add to the new thirst for evolution, Cobalt has also teamed up with brands like; Rosco Manufacturing (barrels), Geissele Automatics (triggers), Radian Weapons (charging handles), VLTOR Weapons (A5 tube system), B5 Systems (furniture), and SB Tactical (pistol braces). All these items now come as standard OEM pieces when you purchase a BAMF-Pro line rifle/ pistol.

As an even SWEETER incentive to run a Cobalt, Cobalt Kinetics has secured financing through Credova for purchases made directly through their website. You heard right! You can configure your dream build today and not worry about paying it off right away. Head to Cobalt Kinetics to configure your blaster now!

“We are extremely excited to be back and working to bring consumers the best rifle that we can produce. It is a pure joy to be able to do what we love, to provide shooters a platform designed/ built by shooters. We are also excited about being able to offer financing to all perspective Cobalt owners. Having an organization like Credova willing to offer financing in the 2A community is a breath of fresh air. The opportunity to offer this option to our customer gives them the power to purchase a platform that they can use for defense, recreation, etc. Bigger things are on the horizon for our brand, so I would suggest that folks stay tuned.”

-Aaron Quinn (Owner/ CEO)

For more information on Cobalt Kinetics and their products go to www.CobaltKinetics.com

Savage Leadership Joins TRCP’s Corporate Council

Sunday, July 25th, 2021

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – July 21, 2021 – Savage Arms is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP), a nonprofit dedicated to guaranteeing all Americans quality places to hunt and fish. As part of the new partnership, Beth Shimanski, Director of Marketing at Savage Arms, and Robert Gates, Vice President of Sales, will serve on TRCP’s Corporate Council.

“TRCP’s mission dovetails perfectly with Savage’s commitment to American sportsmen and women,” Shimanski said. “Savage continues to lead the industry in innovative new firearms that are designed and built for hunters and all shooters, but we wouldn’t exist without the efforts of conservation groups like TRCP that keep the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt’s preservation efforts alive. We’re honored to be included on the Corporate Council and look forward to contributing to TRCP’s mission.”

TRCP’s Corporate Council engages and educates conservation-minded companies on policy issues, while council members provide industry perspective to the TRCP and its partners on key conservation campaigns. Together, the council creates a collective voice for educating policymakers, corporate America, and individuals about conservation.

“We’re proud to welcome Savage Arms to our Corporate Council, which is an important element of the partnership model we rely on to bring the authentic voice of hunters and anglers directly to decision-makers across the country,” says Whit Fosburgh, President and CEO of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. “Savage is one of the most iconic names in hunting firearms, and we are confident that the TRCP’s conservation efforts will benefit from the support of Savage and from Beth and Robert’s expertise.”