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RCBS Continues Support of National 4-H Shooting Sports Program

Sunday, September 26th, 2021

OROVILLE, Calif. – September 21, 2021 – RCBS®, the leading manufacturer of ammunition reloading equipment for rifles and pistols, announced today it has once again named the National 4-H Shooting Sports Program as the recipient of its 2021 youth shooting sports donation.

Over the past six years, RCBS has donated a portion of the proceeds from every RCBS Explorer and Explorer Plus Reloading Kit to the National 4-H Shooting Sports Program. This year, RCBS presented the organization with a check for $5,000 to help fund youth education.

“We’re honored to once again back the National 4-H program with its mission of educating youth on safe and responsible firearm use,” said Eliza Graves, senior brand manager for RCBS. “Various 4-H events each year help give thousands of young adults opportunities to develop life skills in an environment that fosters self-worth and conservation ethics. The mission of 4-H is one that’s supported wholeheartedly by the RCBS team.”

Each year, over 400,000 young people participate in 4-H shooting sports across the country, with over 19,000 adult volunteers and professional educators assisting with their education.

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SIG SAUER Academy Hosts 2021 Adaptive Defensive Shooting Summit with Industry Partners

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

NEWINGTON, N.H., (September 15, 2021) – SIG SAUER Academy, the leading provider of the highest quality firearms instruction and tactical training in the world, is pleased to announce the successful completion and results of the 2021 Adaptive Defensive Shooting Summit held at the SIG SAUER Academy in Epping, New Hampshire September 10-11.

The Adaptive Defensive Shooting Summit (ADSS) is an accessible shooting event for people with disabilities of all skill levels and knowledge of firearms. This is an IDPA style match featuring eight scenario-based stages testing all skill levels and disciplines, with 27 competitors that competed in a Carry-Optics or Stock Service Pistol Divisions. The results from the match are as follows:

Overall Match Champion: Greg Washburn
Carry Optics Division: Greg Washburn
Stock Service Pistol Division: Chris Fleming
High-Lady: Brooke King

“The Adaptive Shooting Summit is a fantastic event that brings together industry manufacturers and organizations across the firearms industry to host the premier competition for competitive shooters with disabilities.  The match continues to grow and has proved to be a success in attracting new shooters to the sport,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc.  “This year’s competition was fierce, and the challenging course of fire tested the marksmanship skills of every competitor in low light, close quarter, and concealed carry scenarios, that was great to watch as they progressed from stage to stage.  Congratulations to all the competitors and top finishers at this year’s match.

The 2021 Adaptive Shooting Summit was sponsored by: ANR Designs, Canik, Colt, Camp Freedom, GLOCK, Honored American Veterans Afield (H.A.V.A), Hunters Gold, ICARUS Precision, IDPA, The Independence Fund, Mossberg, Mobis Mobility, National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), Ruger, SIG SAUER, SIG SAUER Academy, SIRT Next Level Training, Smith & Wesson, SCCY, and Tandemkross.

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Savage Arms Savage Journeys Continues with a Focus on Family

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – August 23, 2021 – Savage Arms is proud to announce a the latest installment of its Savage Journeys project: Growing Up on 3-Gun. This profile features Logan Toland, a promising young 3-Gun competitor and the network of family support required for a commitment to shooting sports.

Savage Arms Marketing Director Beth Shimanski met Toland at a Generation III Gun match in 2018. His determination and cooperative spirit inspired Shimanski. She recognized his potential and admired his focus and attention to detail. “The passion he showed for new disciplines was astounding,” Shimanski noted. “He dove in to learn as much as he could and reached out to others to create long-term relationships with other competitors.”

“Finding someone you can lean on for input and who will tell it to you straight is so important,” Toland’s mentor and Savage ambassador Josh Froelich added.  “It’s our job to help new shooters and new sportsmen in the community and show them how to be professional, quality additions to the sport.”

“Take the competitive side of Logan away, and you find a young man who simply wants to help bring more people into the shooting space,” Shimanski said. “The shooting sports are full of passionate people who just want to share their passion with others and Logan is one of those people.”

Toland’s Savage Journey is live at savagearms.com/blog.

For more Savage Journeys, visit savagearms.com.

Savage Partners with the Canadian University Shooting Foundation

Monday, August 30th, 2021

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – August 30, 2021 – Savage Arms is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Canadian University Shooting Foundation (CUSF), a group dedicated to the development of competitive shooting sports between Canadian Universities and Colleges. Savage Arms has signed a three-year partnership with the CUSF and will assist with the supply of rifles and shotguns for CUSF competitors. 

“Savage is committed to supporting shooting sports, and it is honored to be able to partner with the CUSF,” Beth Shimanski, Savage Arms Marketing Director said. “Savage continues to lead the industry in innovative new firearms that help competitive shooters do what they do best. The Canadian University Shooting Foundation’s mission dovetails perfectly with that of Savage Arms, and we’re excited to introduce a new audience to the potential of Savage’s rimfire rifles and shotguns.”

“The Canadian University Shooting Federation is excited to be working with Savage Arms in a joint mission of firearms education and sport shooting skills development,” David Fahlman, President of the CUSF added. “Partnering with industry helps lower the barrier of entry and ensures a young, vibrant shooting community for years to come. Our student members are grateful for the generous support!”

The Canadian University Shooting Federation was founded in 2018 with the aim of promoting collegiate shooting sports across Canada. The CUSF sponsors matches, helps new teams get started, enables existing clubs to grow and prosper, and manages the Canadian University Trap and Skeet League.

More information about the Canadian University Shooting Foundation can be found here: cusf.ca.

Federal Ammunition Announces Its New “High Over All” Shotshell Product Line for Competitive Shooters

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

ANOKA, Minnesota – August 24, 2021 – Federal Ammunition is proud to announce its new Federal Premium High Over All (HOA) shotshell product line. HOA offers competitive shooters the best plastic shotshell product on the market. The product has been featured at regional and national events and will be showcased again at the Minnesota HOA State Championship Shoot held at Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club in Prior Lake, Minnesota, August 27-29.

“We are excited to build on the great momentum of this new product line. Competition shooters have been asking for a new competition load from Federal—and we’ve delivered with the best ever. ” said Jason Vanderbrink, Federal Ammunition’s President. “Top shoots across the country have been buzzing about our new HOA product and we look forward to rolling it out over the next months leading up to the National Sporting Clays Tournament in Texas.

Federal Premium High Over All leaves a trail of shattered targets in its wake and more reloads per shell. It’s hard, high-antimony lead payload and exclusive one-piece Podium wad produce the most consistent patterns, while the solid brass head and tapered, one-piece hull make reloading easier than ever. From beginners to elite and all shooters in-between, it’s the ultimate load for anyone wanting to knock more clay targets at the range. The complete list of sixteen 12-gauge, 2 3/4-inch offerings have a wide range of payloads, velocity, dram and shot sizes to accommodate the needs of any discipline of competitive shooting. A full line up of sub-gauge offerings is set to follow in 2022.

During the Minnesota HOA event, several Federal engineers, ambassadors and shooters will be on hand to showcase the product. Competition shooters on Team Federal which include Derrick Mein, Janet McDougal, Cameron Hicks, Curt Halbakken and Gregg Wolf will be there to compete in the championship.

For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit www.federalpremium.com.

Team SIG’s Daniel Horner Wins First-Ever CompX Marksmanship Cup in Multi-Discipline Competition at 2021 CompExpo

Friday, August 13th, 2021

NEWINGTON, N.H., (August 12, 2021) – SIG SAUER, Inc. congratulates Team SIG Professional Shooter Daniel Horner for his first-place finish in the inaugural CompX Marksmanship Invitational to become the first-ever winner of the CompX Marksmanship Cup.

The CompX Marksmanship Invitational challenged ten elite competitors in a head-to-head match-up in four shooting events over the course of three days at the 2021 CompExpo. The four events required to participate in this invite-only competition were the NRL Hunter Series Grand Slam, USSL Multi-Gun Championship, Total Archery Experience, and Shotgun Challenge. Team SIG Professional Shooter Daniel Horner was the overall winner of the combined event to take home the 2021 CompX Marksmanship Cup.

“For 2021 Daniel has been laser-focused on demonstrating the capabilities of the SIG SAUER CROSS bolt-action rifle, optics, and ammunition to hunters and precision shooters. The NRL Hunter Series has been the perfect showcase and fit for him as both a competitor and ambassador for the SIG SAUER product lines,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer, and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “When Daniel gets involved, he goes all in, completely immerses himself, and raises the level of his competition by refusing to become comfortable and constantly testing his abilities. The CompX Marksmanship Invitational was not a challenge that Daniel was going to turn down despite having no competitive experience in archery and shotgun clays, which only made the opportunity more appealing to him and fueled his ambition. This win, and the subsequent title, is an exceptional achievement by Daniel Horner that truly demonstrates his ability as a professional shooter, formidable competitor regardless of discipline, and an overall tremendous athlete.”

For the USSL Multi-Gun Championship, a component of the CompX Marksmanship Invitation, Horner used his P320 XFIVE LEGION pistol with iron sights and SIG 147 grain Match Elite Competition Ammunition, and for the long-range portions of this match, Horner used his SIG SAUER M400 Competition rifle equipped with a SIG SAUER Electro-Optics TANGO6T riflescope and 223 REM SIG Elite Match Competition Ammunition. For the NRL Hunter Series competition, Horner competed in the Factory Class with a SIG SAUER CROSS Bolt-Action Rifle equipped with a SIG SAUER Electro-Optics TANGO6T 3-18x44mm and 6.5 Creedmoor Elite Hunter Ammunition. Throughout all portions of the competition, Horner used SIG SAUER Electro-Optics KILO3000BDX Rangefinding Binoculars.

“This was one of the most difficult competitions I have ever competed in, and it tested every aspect of my abilities from endurance to accuracy. The course and stages were outstanding and pushed me to perform at my very best both physically and mentally,” added Horner, “While I had to add two new disciplines for this competition I was able to fall back on the same training and mental strategies I use in my 3-Gun and NRL competition while relying on my SIG equipment to give me the edge I needed to be at the top of my game from start to finish. The CompX Marksmanship Invitational was an absolutely incredible experience, and I can’t wait to return next year to compete to defend my title.”

The CompX Marksmanship Invitational was held in conjunction with the 2021 CompExpo at Cameo Shooting & Education Center in Grand Junction, Colorado, August 6-8, 2021.

To learn more about the SIG SAUER CROSS Bolt-Action Rifle, SIG SAUER Electro-Optics, and SIG SAUER Ammunition used by Daniel Horner throughout the competition visit sigsauer.com.

Federal Congratulates Olympic Medalists 

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

ANOKA, Minnesota – August 11, 2021 – Federal Ammunition congratulates the USA Shooting shotgun team members who won Olympic medals in Tokyo. Federal sponsored shooters Vincent Hancock, Kayle Browning and Brian Burrows captured medals in their events against the world’s best on the biggest stage. Federal sponsored shooters Austen Smith and Derrick Mein also competed and turned in excellent performances but fell short of reaching their goals of an Olympic medal.

“Our company couldn’t be prouder of the performances of our sponsored team of world class shooters at the Olympic games,” stated Jason Vanderbrink, President of Federal Ammunition. “They competed at the highest level against the world’s best shotgun shooters and were simply amazing. It brings such pride to our dedicated American employees that these athletes achieved their dreams of standing on the podium with an Olympic medal having used our American made products,” stated Vanderbrink.

Vincent Hancock is now a 3-Time Olympic Champion following his gold medal performance in Tokyo. Hancock made the Men’s Skeet finals in a shoot-off and then bested the remaining five contenders hitting 59 of 60 targets, setting an Olympic record. Hancock is the first shooter to ever win three gold medals in this event, adding to the ones he won in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012. 

Kayle Browning captured a silver medal in Women’s Trap. Browning, an Arkansas native, shot her way into the finals in the sixth position and then climbed into the final pairing with some clutch shooting. The first time Olympian missed extending the match by one target but was elated winning silver for the United States of America.

In its Olympic debut, Federal-sponsored athlete Brian Burrows and teammate Madelynn Bernau claimed the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games. The pair qualified for the bronze match by posting a 146/150 in the qualifications. In their bronze medal match, they faced the mixed team from Slovakia which included the women’s individual gold medalist in trap. The pair of Burrows and Bernau won in a dramatic shoot-off to finish third and represent the USA on the podium. 

Austen Smith and Derrick Mein also competed in their disciplines of Women’s Skeet and Men’s Trap. Both competed at a high level in their first Olympic competition and gained valuable experience. All Federal sponsored shooters used Gold Medal Paper Shotshells built by American workers at an American manufacturing facility in Anoka, MN.

Federal is the official shotshell ammunition sponsor and supplier of USA Shooting, a non-profit organization that promotes the shooting sports and prepares American athletes to bring home Olympic gold. Learn more at: www.usashooting.org.

Federal Ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit www.federalpremium.com.

SIG SAUER Academy Completes Inaugural P365 EDC Championship Presented by USCCA

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

NEWINGTON, N.H., (July 28, 2021) – SIG SAUER Academy, the leading provider of the highest quality firearms instruction and tactical training in the world, is pleased to announce the results of the Inaugural P365 EDC Championship presented by the US Conceal Carry Association (USCCA) held at the SIG SAUER Academy in Epping, New Hampshire July 21-24, 2021. 

The P365 EDC Championship was a thirteen-stage match with four divisions and participation in the match required a SIG SAUER P365 pistol.  The first-place finishers in each of the divisions were as follows:

Open / Mason Lane: Modified P365 pistol that may be outfitted with aftermarket products.

Carry Optics / Zach Smith: Stock P365 series pistol with mounted optic only.

Stock P365XL / Phil Strader: No modifications allowed to firearm or magazine

Stock P365 / Shannon Smith: No modifications allowed to firearm or magazine.

“Congratulations to all the competitors and top finishers.  This was a fantastic inaugural event that challenged 130 competitors to run a scenario-based course of fire putting their marksmanship, competition, and concealed carry skills to the test with the game-changing P365 everyday carry pistol” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, SIG SAUER, Inc.  “We are looking forward to making the P365 EDC Championship an annual competition and growing the event as we continue to expand the depth of the P365 series of pistols.”

Results were determined using the Lewis Scoring Method. To view the full listing of results of the P365 EDC Championship presented by USCCA visit sigsauer.com.