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Champion Announces New Small Frame Ear Muffs

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

New Muffs Designed Specifically to Fit Small Frame and Women Shooters

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – May 3, 2021 – Champion Range & Targets, makers of interactive and challenging target systems and trusted eye and ear protection, announced today the arrival of their new Small Frame ear muffs. These new muffs are designed specifically to fit smaller heads, making them ideal for shooters that find traditional hearing muffs too large.

“At Champion, we are constantly looking at the hearing protection market in order to bring the best products to the shooting industry,” said Will Hemeyer, senior product manager for Champion Range & Targets. “Premium materials and comfort have been a key component of our new hearing protection over the last few years. These small frame muffs were developed based on feedback from shooters with smaller heads who had tried traditional muffs but found them to be too big and uncomfortable. Based on their feedback and from others across our retail channels, we now have the most comfortable set of slim muffs on the market that users can obtain in five exciting color patterns.”

Champion Small Frame sound dampening ear muffs offer the same great protection shooters have come to expect from Champion, with a noise reduction rating of 21 dB, comfortable headband and adjustable fit for a wide range of ages. These lightweight, low-profile muffs are made for all-day comfort and superior hearing protection at the range. Multiple color options are available, including black, gray, pink, orange and blue.

The muffs are also priced for entry-level shooters with an MSRP of $14.95. For more information about these or other Champion hearing protection products, visit

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 For more information on KC Eusebio, be sure to visit his professional page at

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 and

CCI and Federal Sponsored Shooters Broke Several World Records and Won Three Championship Titles at World Speed Shoot

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

ANOKA, Minnesota – April 21, 2021 – CCI and Federal Ammunition sponsored shooters Grant Kunkel and Chris Barrett broke multiple world records and earned world championship titles in three divisions at the recent World Speed Shoot. The 2021 Steel Challenge Shooting Association World Speed Shooting Championship Match was held April 14-18 at the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park in Talladega, Alabama, presented by CCI and Federal Ammunition.

Of the 637 guns in the match, Kunkel finished high overall and set a new world record in the Rimfire Rifle Iron Division turning in a performance of 53.97 seconds. The previous record was 58.86. Kunkel was the first person to shoot a sub-five-second stage with a 4.98-second finish on the “Smoke and Hope” stage. He also set four stage world records and took 1st place in that division. In addition, Kunkel claimed the world champion title in the Rimfire Rifle Optics Division, second-place finish in the Pistol Caliber Carbine Optics Division and third place in the Rimfire Pistol Optics Division. In all, Kunkel managed to set eight world records for fastest stage time in a given division.

“To have earned a high overall win and set all the records Grant did is amazing,” said Federal’s Shooting Sports Promotions Manager, Jason Spradling. “This is a huge deal. Two years ago, the 60-second mark was broken, and no one thought it would ever be bested. Grant beat it by almost 5 seconds.”

“When I am competing at a World Championship there isn’t any room for error, that is why I use CCI Mini-Mags and Federal Syntech pistol ammunition,” said Kunkel. “Their accuracy and reliability are second to none!”

Kunkel’s CCI/Federal teammate, Chris Barrett, also had a strong showing. Barrett earned his 5th world title in the Pistol Caliber Carbine Irons Division and set new world records on seven stages. Barret uses Federal Syntech in his PCC rifles and Open Division pistol, and CCI Mini-mags in his rimfire rifles and pistol.

“Chris’ hard work and dedication to this sport continue to pay off and we’re extremely proud of his accomplishments,” said Spradling. “We congratulate Grant and Chris on such outstanding performances.”

Mini-Mag was CCI’s original offering, and it’s still one of their most popular. The accurate 22 LR load feeds reliably and minimizes fouling thanks to clean-burning powder, and it feeds reliably thanks to CCI priming and brass. For more information on CCI Ammunition, go to

The exclusive polymer coating in Federal’s Syntech ammunition prevents harsh metal-on-metal contact between the bullet and bore, eliminating copper and lead fouling. Combined with clean-burning powders and the Catalyst lead-free primer, Syntech loads keep your gun cleaner, longer, so you can shoot more—and shoot better. For more information on Federal ammunition, visit


ISOtunes Sport Launches DEFY: Hearing Solution for Sport Shooters

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

Carmel, IN – ISOtunes®, creator of some of the world’s most innovative outdoor hearing protection, recently announced it has officially entered the shooting sports market with ISOtunes Sport. Continuing its new series of hearing protection for professional shooters, competitors, and hunters, ISOtunes is thrilled to announce another exciting new product: the ISOtunes Sport DEFY. An over-ear, muff-style headset, the ISOtunes Sport DEFY   provides firearm enthusiasts an impressive catalog of innovative features.

A tactical shooter’s dream, the ISOtunes Sport DEFY enhances your hearing by up to 8x while protecting you from high-impact noises in under 2 milliseconds with a 25 NRR. Through its comfortable design and SafeMax Technology™ that limits volume output to 85dB, DEFY guarantees shooter safety, damage-free listening, and all-day performance. Additionally, DEFY features a unique dual-battery design that provides up to 11 hours of use with the rechargeable lithium-ion battery and up to an additional 22 hours with AAA batteries. The noise-isolating microphone allows for clear communication in loud environments.

DEFY’s innovative design allows it to tip the scales at just 15.5 oz, roughly half a pound lighter than other leading tactical earmuffs. With an IPX4 durability rating and a ventilated headband, DEFY delivers both sweat and water resistance and all-day comfort. Environmental awareness, active gunshot noise reduction, Bluetooth connectivity, and a comfortable fit are just a few of the other baseline features of the ISOtunes Sport DEFY.

The next generation of tactical hearing protection is here. Enjoy all-day safety, focus, and  performance from the new ISOtunes Sport DEFY. For more information on the DEFY or any of ISOtunes’ other products, visit  

Safariland CADRE Member KC Eusebio Wins First Place at 2021 Dragons Cup

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

Safariland’s CADRE is off to a winning start.

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 that Safariland CADRE member KC Eusebio won First Place Overall and First Place Open Champion at the 2021 USPSA Team Motley Dragons Cup, April 9-11, 2021 in Odessa, Texas.

“The Dragons Cup was an extremely difficult match that made me work hard for a victory,” Eusebio said. “The match was an eye opener and showed me exactly what I need to work on for the rest of the season. I can’t wait to compete in the World Speed Shooting Championships with the Safariland 015 at my side.” 

“Safariland congratulates KC and is very proud of his First Place Overall and First Place Open Champion finishes at the Dragons Cup,” said Christina Rhine, Digital-Social Media Manger at Safariland. “His talents in the competitive shooting world never ceases to amaze us. We are humbled that the Safariland 015 holster is his trusted choice of equipment. His skills and knowledge are a huge contribution to the CADRE, and we look forward to working with him for years to come.”

SIG SAUER Academy to Host Speed Shooting Classes with Team SIG Captain and Carry-Optics Champion Max Michel

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

NEWINGTON, N.H., (April 22, 2021) – SIG SAUER Academy, the leading provider of the highest quality firearms instruction and tactical training in the world, is pleased to announce the addition of Speed Shooting with Max Michel to the 2021 course schedule.

“Ever wonder what a day of training is like for Team SIG Captain Max Michel? Now is your chance to find out,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “This summer, we are excited to announce that Max is coming to SIG SAUER Academy for an exclusive speed shooting course and will cover everything from recoil management to the dynamic drills that Max utilizes in his own training routines. Come prepared to train with one of the world’s best competitive shooters.”

Speed Shooting with Max Michel is a two-day training that covers: recoil management, power stance, grip, sight picture, draw, reloads, transitions, movements, and more.

Two session dates are now available for Speed Shooting with Max Michel at the SIG SAUER Academy in Epping, New Hampshire. They are as follows:

Session 1: June 9-10
Session 2: June 14-15

To register and review the course outline, or review the comprehensive course offering for SIG SAUER Academy visit

SOLGW 2nd Annual Carbine Series

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

SAN ANTONIO – APRIL 22nd 2020 – Sons of Liberty Gun Works (SOLGW) is proud to announce the continual partnership with The Ranch TX. Growing on the events success in 2020, our annual SOLGW Carbine Series will be held November 13th and 14th 2021 just outside of Houston, Texas.

12 stages, with distances from muzzle to 600 yards, competitors will navigate and overcome a variety of stages, including jungle runs.

All prizes will be on the prize table at the conclusion, including firearms and suppressors. SOLGW will handle all BATFE required transfers.

Limited camping and expanded RV hook-ups are available on a first come first serve basis. There will be a huge social on site, complete with a Texas sized bonfire for all participants Saturday night!

Registration is live via Practiscore :

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For those companies interesting in joining this annual event, please email [email protected]