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Blackhawk’s Zach Rodman Takes Second at New Mexico Tactical Games

Monday, March 20th, 2023

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – March 17, 2023 – Blackhawk®, a leader in law enforcement and military equipment for over 20 years, congratulates tactical athlete Zach Rodman for his second-place finish at the Tactical Games 2023 New Mexico Regional event. Rodman, competing in the Men’s Elite Division, secured the podium finish despite inclement weather that hindered competitors at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico.

Rodman, a 15-year veteran of the Kokomo, Indiana, police force and SWAT team, ran Blackhawk’s T-Series® L3D holster and Foundation Series Tac Nylon gear throughout the event, including plate carrier, belt and pouches.

“New Mexico was a blast, and a really challenging environment,” said Rodman. “Having gear that’s minimalist in design was a real advantage, especially during the 2-mile run that included a 100- to 500-yard rifle stage. It is great to have light, low-profile gear that doesn’t hinder complicated movements, so I can focus on the competition.”

Blackhawk’s T-Series holsters with leg straps are optimally designed to maintain proper holster position and security as competitors navigate unconventional obstacles throughout the Tactical Games. Foundation Series Tac Nylon gear gives competitors some of the lightest weight gear in its class without sacrificing durability or modularity, which is critical to maintaining speed and endurance while wearing plate carriers.

Rodman’s next competition will be April 15-16 at the Tactical Games South Carolina Team event at The SawMill Training Complex in Laurens, South Carolina. Rodman will once again be competing with teammate Jared Halbert, with whom he placed second during The Tactical Games Panthera West Virginia Team competition.


SK Guns Enhances Kids & Clays Mission Through SK Gives Back Initiative

Wednesday, March 8th, 2023

HAYMARKET, VA – March 7, 2023 – SK Guns®, the Nation’s only series driven, limited edition manufacturer of custom firearms, is proud to support Kids and Clays through their initiative, SK Gives Back®. Kids & Clays is dedicated to improving the lives of critically ill children and their families by partnering with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Chapters to host sporting clays, skeet and trap fundraising events.

“Through our SK Gives Back initiative, we’re proud to continue our support of Kids & Clays and participating Ronald McDonald House Charities Chapters,” said Simon Khiabani, owner and founder of SK Guns. “Kids & Clays gives shooters the chance to come together, change lives and give a new generation of shooters the opportunity of a lifetime. We’re dedicated to enhancing awareness of their mission through support, donations and more.”

Since 1999, Kids & Clays has generated more than $20 million through hosting and promoting sporting clays, trap and skeet events. More importantly, participation in the events facilitated by Kids & Clays has raised awareness for RMHC Chapters among the hunting and shooting community, while assisting hundreds of thousands of families served by Ronald McDonald Houses each day. 

The SK Gives Back initiative provides and enhances personal growth and development opportunities to organizations who are making an impact across the country. The initiative supports a wide array of causes as regular donors to foundations such as the NWTF, the DC Project, Kids and Clays and more. By regularly donating firearms to these amazing organizations, the program gives back to those in need on a local and national level.

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Federal Sponsored Shooters Derrick Mein and Vincent Hancock Win 2023 World Cup Selections

Thursday, February 16th, 2023

ANOKA, Minnesota – February 15, 2023 – Federal Ammunition congratulates sponsored shooters and USA Shooting athletes Derrick Mein and Vincent Hancock for winning 2023 World Cup selections. The accomplishments occurred at the Shotgun Spring Selection Match that took place February 3-8 in Tuscon, Arizona.

“The weather conditions made it a tough battle,” said Mein. “Several members of the national team pushed me pretty hard, making it a tight race. Multiple spots on the team were decided by a shoot-off after the final. It was a thrilling event.”

With the wins, both Mein and Hancock earned the right to represent the USA at the World Cup in Doha, Qatar in March; the World Cup in Larnaca, Cyprus in late March; and the French Grand Prix in Paris, France in late April. Hancock will lead the Men’s Skeet National Team and Mein will lead the Men’s Trap National Team at those three Spring World Cup events.

“My Federal High Over All 24-gram shotshells helped pull me through a couple tough days of wind,” explained Mein. “Knowing I was using the best ammunition allowed me to focus on breaking targets and not worrying about the environment.”

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Team Remington’s Madison Sharpe Takes 1st Place in UAE

Thursday, February 16th, 2023

Lonoke, Arkansas – February 14, 2023 – Remington Ammunition is proud to announce that Team Remington’s Madison Sharpe won 1st place in the sporting clays Ladies Division at the inaugural Fujairah Mountain Shooting Championship in United Arab Emirates, Feb. 9-11, 2023.

“As we continue to showcase our talent across the world, I’m proud of Team Remington’s accomplishments and dominating performances,” said Team Remington Manager Mike Hampton Sr. “We congratulate and are proud of Madison for her win. Madison, and all Team Remington competitors never fail to deliver impressive performances across the board.”

Under the sponsorship of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, FMSC sets itself apart from other championships with challenging layouts and exciting side events. With breathtaking views of the surrounding Dubai area, participants from around the globe are immersed in a new clay shooting experience, competing against prominent shooters from over 40 countries.

Team Remington is comprised of an accomplished list of top shooters who continue to compete with the best in the world across trap, skeet and sporting clays competitions domestically and internationally. Utilizing Remington Premier STS Target Loads, Team Remington shooters continue to tally podium finishes and represent Big Green against the best shooters in the world.

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Blackhawk Sponsors Tactical Athlete Ehea Schuerch

Thursday, February 9th, 2023

Brand to Serve as 2023 Tactical Games Platinum Sponsor

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – February 8, 2023 – Blackhawk®, a leader in law enforcement and military equipment for over 20 years, is proud to announce its sponsorship of tactical athlete Ehea Schuerch for the 2023 Tactical Games. Schuerch is one of the sport’s up and coming female competitors and the 2023 season marks her second year of competition as well as Blackhawk’s second year of sponsorship for The Tactical Games.

A Spokane, Washington native, Schuerch began competing at The Tactical Games in 2022, where she quickly became one of the games’ fiercest competitors. She placed third at the Bend, Oregon competition and second at the Phoenix, Arizona competition which sealed her national’s qualification. At last year’s National Championship in Florence, Texas, Schuerch placed second amongst a group of 15 elite female competitors.

Outside of competition, Schuerch has served as a corrections officer at the Spokane County Jail for seven years, where she is also the only female to join the jail’s Correctional Response Team (CRT). Additionally, she has served as a defensive tactics instructor for nearly six years, is EMT certified and has competed in regional and national CrossFit competitions since 2016. In 2017 she placed first at the Bi-Annual World Police and Fire Games, and in 2018 placed 17th overall at the World CrossFit Games.

“I’m honored to be backed by a tried-and-true company like Blackhawk and feel confident knowing that I’m running the best gear in competition and for my regular everyday carry,” said Schuerch. “The Tactical Games is paving the way as a new sport by combining firearms and fitness, and it reflects the training that I’ve been doing for several years on the job. I enjoy the test it places on an individual’s physical preparedness, and I look forward to sharing with others my personal journey this season.”

For 2023, Blackhawk will serve as Platinum Sponsor for The Tactical Games. Attracting some of the best professional and amateur tactical athletes nationwide, The Tactical Games have become a proving ground for the latest in cutting-edge tactical gear. The games’ intense physical nature and marksmanship tests require efficient gear setups that prioritize firearm security, retention and accessibility as well as comfort and weight – all tenants at the center of Blackhawk’s designs.

Schuerch’s first competition with Team Blackhawk is at The Tactical Games Mississippi Regional, which takes place on February 18-19 in Meridian, Mississippi. During the competition, Schuerch plans to utilize the Blackhawk Foundation Series Plate Carrier and T-Series holster as part of her go-to-kit.

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Introducing SHOOT SIG

Tuesday, February 7th, 2023

SHOOT SIG: A New, Fun Competition That Gets Gun Owners from the House to the Range

NEWINGTON, N.H., (February 6, 2023) – SIG SAUER is proud to introduce SHOOT SIG™ – a brand new shooting experience that takes plinking to the next level.  Founded through a collaboration between SIG SAUER and Team SIG professional shooter Daniel Horner, SHOOT SIG is a membership community that welcomes all levels of firearms enthusiasts, encourages participation in the shooting sports, and offers generous member-only benefits.

What is SHOOT SIG? SHOOT SIG is a competition series aimed at getting you from the house to the range in a fun, approachable atmosphere, and you don’t need to be a professional to compete.

What are the benefits of SHOOT SIG? SHOOT SIG starts with membership. Join SHOOT SIG to access all the member benefits including; ability to register for SHOOT SIG matches across the country with a generous prize opportunity for every participant, participation in the SHOOT SIG Product Purchase Program, access to purchase a custom SHOOT SIG gun of the year, entry into an aspirational annual member sweepstakes, quarterly giveaways, webstore discounts, member newsletters, events, and a SHOOT SIG welcome pack. To join, visit

What does it take to SHOOT SIG? The SHOOT SIG match experience is designed for every level of shooter.  To compete you need two boxes of ammo, an hour of time, and your favorite SIG.  Don’t have a SIG?  No problem, at each match there are SIG firearms available for use.  Have another pistol that you want to compete with and it’s not a SIG?  No problem, you can still compete however, you are not eligible for match prizes.

How much does it cost?  An annual membership to SHOOT SIG costs $50.  Individual match registration costs $45.

How do I get started? Visit to sign-up, learn more about member benefits, review products available through the SIG Product Purchase Program and more.

“Max Michel, Daniel Horner, and Lena Miculek are the top shooters in their respective disciplines.  For 2023, the collective goal of Team SIG is to reach new firearms owners and expand participation in shooting sports.  While they each relish the competition and the thrill of the win, it’s equally important to each of them to create an avenue to share the passion for their sport and a have a vehicle to encourage others to get involved,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales.  “SHOOT SIG is the vehicle to encourage firearms owners to get to the range with their SIG with the value-added benefits a SHOOT SIG membership affords.”

SHOOT SIG Member Benefits:

SHOOT SIG Matches: Participate in SHOOT SIG matches across the country.  The competition is three, simple standardized courses of fire, you can bring your own gun or use one of the SIG guns at the range, with generous prize opportunities and random giveaways at every match.

SIG Product Purchase Program: The Shoot SIG Product Purchase Program is a member exclusive benefit that allows SHOOT SIG members to purchase one (1) SIG SAUER pistol or rifle at a discounted rate direct from the factory per membership year.

Aspirational Raffle: As a member of SHOOT SIG you are automatically entered into a members-only sweepstakes for an MCX-SPEAR with a SIG SAUER Electro-Optics TANGO6T and SLX Suppressor package.

Quarterly Prize Pack Drawing: As a member of SHOOT SIG every quarter you are eligible to receive 1 of 5 prize packs that feature SIG products and products from SHOOT SIG partner organizations.  The inaugural prize pack includes SIG branded eye and ear protection, an ammo bag, and two boxes of SIG 9mm ammunition.

SHOOT SIG Gun of the Year: In addition to your (1) SIG product purchase through the SIG Product Purchase Program, you are eligible to purchase the customized 2023 SHOOT SIG Gun of the Year. The inaugural SHOOT SIG Gun of the Year is a custom P320-DH3 with a ROMEO1Pro Optic.  This is the pistol designed by SHOOT SIG Founder and Team SIG Professional Shooter Daniel Horner and features the SHOOT SIG logo. 

SHOOT SIG Welcome Pack: SHOOT SIG Members will receive a welcome package.  This includes a welcome letter from Team SIG Professional Shooter Daniel Horner, an exclusive members-only SHOOT SIG hat, and a SHOOT SIG sticker set.

To learn more about the SHOOT SIG Program and all the member benefits visit

Bushnell and Hoppe’s Shooters Represent United States at World Shoot XIX

Monday, December 19th, 2022

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – December 15, 2022 – Bushnell®, an industry leader in performance optics, along with Hoppe’s®, the No.1 name in gun care products, congratulate pro shooters Jessie Harrison, KC Eusebio and Maggie Reese for their impressive performances representing Team USA at the 2022 IPSC Handgun World Shoot XIX. The competition took place November 27 – December 3, 2022, in Pattaya, Thailand.

Harrison, a sponsored shooter for both Bushnell and Hoppe’s, helped her team bring home the gold medal in the Ladies Open Team division. In the individual Ladies Open competition, Harrison earned an impressive second place finish using the Bushnell First Strike 2.0 reflex sight. Meanwhile, fellow Bushnell and Hoppe’s teammate Reese, competed in the Production Division and helped her team take home the bronze medal. In the individual men’s competition, Bushnell Pro Eusebio took fourth place overall in the Open division using a prototype of a new Bushnell red dot against a stacked field of competitors.

“After waiting five years for this competition, Thailand delivered one of the best world championships I’ve had the privilege to shoot,” Harrison said. “To represent the United States of America on the largest platform available in this sport will always be the greatest honor! We’re bringing home the gold medal for Ladies Open Team and I couldn’t be more proud. This is by far the best team I’ve ever competed with, each lady bringing a skill and talent to the team that was needed!”

During the match, Harrison used her trusted Bushnell First Strike 2.0 reflex sight. The legacy red dot has been used by Harrison throughout the 2022 season, assisting her with multiple wins on the regional, national and world circuit. Harrison believes the red dot’s large objective lens and bright, daylight settings of illumination make it perfectly matched for fast paced action-pistol competitions.

Eusebio, who competed in the individual Open division, elected to use a yet-to-be-released red dot from Bushnell. Eusebio has been working with Bushnell throughout the development of the new dot and is excited to continue competing with it during the 2023 season. The new red dot is set to make its official debut in January.

“The new prototype red dot from Bushnell worked above and beyond my expectations,” said Eusebio. “This dot has everything I’ve been seeking, from its large field of view and robust housing to clean, clear glass with a crisp, perfect dot. I’m absolutely in love with it.”

Eusebio continued, “I had a lot of people asking about the new dot and wanting to know more details. However, all I could tell them is that they would just have to wait and see what Bushnell has in store.”

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Team SIG’s Captain Max Michel Wins Another World Championship at IPSC World Shoot

Friday, December 9th, 2022

NEWINGTON, N.H., (December 9, 2022) – SIG SAUER, Inc. congratulates Team SIG Captain Max Michel for earning a team gold medal and a personal bronze medal as a member of Team USA at the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) Handgun World Shoot in Thailand.

“Competing in the World Shoot is a great achievement for Max, and we are especially proud that he was able bring home two medals as a proud member of Team USA,” said Tom Taylor Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales. “Congratulations to everyone on the 2022 Team USA World Shoot Team; it takes a tremendous amount of hard work, dedication, commitment and personal sacrifice to be able to compete and win at this level and SIG SAUER is proud to support the national and international shooting sports.”

At the IPSC World Shoot Team SIG Captain Max Michel competed in the Production Optics Light Division using his P320-XFIVE with ROMEO3MAX Red Dot Sight and SIG 147 grain Match Elite 9mm Competition Ammunition. This is Max Michel’s eighth IPSC World Shoot appearance, he has eight gold medals on behalf of Team USA, an individual Gold Medal from World Shoot XVII, and two individual bronze medals.

“This IPSC Handgun World Shoot was an incredible experience and being able to compete for Team USA was a true honor,” added Michel. “This is my 8th World Shoot, and it was both challenging and rewarding. The competition was fierce and the course of fire really put every shooter’s skill set to the test. I am proud to come home with a Gold Medal for Team USA and a Bronze Medal in my division and look forward to competing again in 2025.”

For more information on the SIG SAUER equipment used by Team SIG Captain Max Michel including the P320MAX Handgun, ROMEO3MAX Red Dot Sight, and SIG 147 grain Match Elite 9mm Competition Ammunition visit

The IPSC Handgun World Shoot was held in Pattaya, Thailand, November 23 – 24.