Shooting Illustrated’s May Issue Features the 2021 Gun Guide
April 26, 2021

The May 2021 issue of Shooting Illustrated is loaded with great content for shooters, including the 2021 Gun Guide, which showcases 60 new firearms from around the industry. Among new firearms, we take a look at categories including new handguns, long rifles, shotguns, and AR-type rifles released this year from a wide range of manufacturers. Whether you’re looking for a new optics-ready micro 9 mm or a tack-driving bolt gun, we’ve got the scoop on the hottest new guns to hit the scene in 2021.

Speaking of new firearms, Bryce Towsley reviews the exciting new Impulse straight pull rifle from Savage, which utilizes a design that’s been around for some time but typically only on European-made rifles. Meanwhile, Eric Conn takes an in-depth look at Springfield Armory’s new Hellcat RDP, an optics-ready handgun featuring the company’s new proprietary Hex Wasp red-dot sight.

Also included in the May issue is the announcement of Shooting Illustrated’s Golden Bullseye Awards, which are given to products that combine innovation, utility, reliability, outstanding performance and premium value to the consumer. Find out which handgun, rifle, shotgun, optic, ammunition, and accessory topped our list of fantastic new products.

Check out these articles and much more in the May issue of Shooting Illustrated, in your mailbox today.

Be sure to follow along on Shooting Illustrated’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds for breaking coverage—including articles, imagery and videos—of new product offerings as they are announced, and stay tuned to for a first look at all the exciting new guns and gear as we test drive them at the range.

Shooting Illustrated, with a circulation of more than 700,000 monthly subscribers, is the National Rifle Association’s official journal covering personal defense, concealed carry and tactical firearms, training and gear. Visit for more information, and join NRA here to receive the magazine each month.

World Champion Sporting Clays Shooter Gregg Wolf Joins Team Federal

ANOKA, Minnesota – April 23, 2021 – Federal Ammunition is proud to announce Minnesota-native Gregg Wolf as its newest sponsored shooter to join Team Federal.

Wolf started shooting competitively at the age of 9 and progressed to win several Junior World Championships. In 2004, he achieved his greatest accomplishment by becoming the first American and youngest person ever to win the World F.I.T.A.S.C. Championship in Signes, France. Other competition accolades throughout the decades include: 3-time National F.I.T.A.S.C. Champion, 17-time All-American, 12-time Team U.S.A. member, 2-time U.S. Grand Prix Champion, and more.

“In my state, Federal is THE ammunition. It is manufactured near me by hardworking people in Minnesota, and it has a worldwide reputation of high quality and reliability,” said Wolf. “I grew up shooting factory ammo and reloading with Federal components. I truly have a ton of trust and confidence in the company. I am excited and proud to be a part of my home-state team.”

“Gregg is one of the top sporting clays shooters in the nation, and he lives in Jordan, Minnesota which is just a short trek down the highway from our factory,” said Federal’s Vice President of Marketing Jason Nash. “We are excited to welcome him as the newest member of Team Federal, and we look forward to seeing some great things from him.”

Gregg and his family own a Ford Dealership in Minnesota in which he operates. In his free time, he loves to hunt and fish as frequently as he can with his wife and daughters.

“For me, Federal Gold Medal Papers are the holy grail. Nothing compares to their consistency and I especially love the smell of spent shells,” chuckled Wolf. “These loads smash clays yet are soft to shoot. There is no doubt in my mind that it will do its job when it arrives at the target.”

The look, feel and performance of Gold Medal Paper shotshells has made them the favorite of the most serious clay target shooters. The loads combine Federal Premium Ammunition's classic paper hull and high-quality brass head with an improved design that provides less felt recoil and improved shot hardness. Other features include: a two-piece wad utilizing SoftCell technology to decrease perceived recoil and produce uniform patterns; a quality brass head to ensure flawless cycling and extraction; and top-quality lead shot engineered for the optimum blend of hardness and density to deliver even patterns and maximum downrange power.

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 gold. Federal is also a large supporter of the National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA), National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA), and many other national, regional and state shooting sports organizations.

For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit

USCCA is Presenting Sponsor of NSSF’s 2021 Range-Retailer Business ExpoTM

NEWTOWN, Conn. — NSSF®, the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) has signed on to be the Presenting Sponsor of the 2021 Range-Retailer Business Expo again this year. The USCCA is an association of responsibly armed Americans whose members get exceptional self-defense education, lifesaving training and self-defense liability insurance, preparing them for them for the before, during and after of a lawful act of self-defense.

“We greatly appreciate USCCA for its leadership in supporting an event dedicated to ensuring the success of our industry,” said Zach Snow, NSSF Director, Retail & Range Business Development. “The Expo is blazing the trail for our industry to a return to in-person gatherings, and it’s fitting that USCCA has stepped up again to be our Presenting Sponsor.”

“This event showcases the great work the NSSF continues to do in support of the businesses on the front lines in support of gun owners across the country,” said Tim Schmidt, USCCA President & CEO. “We understand the pivotal role these businesses play in equipping, educating and training responsibly armed Americans, and we’re honored to partner with the NSSF to support them and their role in the growth of this industry.”

The Expo’s educational tracks will benefit both established firearm range and retail operators as well entrepreneurs focused on launching a new range or FFL retail shop. Attendees will find many networking opportunities to renew friendships and build new relationships, plus a range-retailer trade show. The trade show’s vendors will showcase the latest in range equipment, software solutions designed to streamline enterprise processes and enhance the customer experience, target manufacturers and equipment distributors, among others.

NSSF’s Range-Retailer Business Expo will take place July 12-14 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. All firearm retailers and range operators are invited to attend. NSSF members receive a significant discount on their registration fee. Complete information on attendee registration, hotel reservations and the Expo agenda can be found here.

A limited number of exhibitor booths remain available at this time. Industry vendors looking to take advantage of this unique opportunity to connect directly with their primary retail and range operator customer base should contact Chris Tatulli, Director, Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales, at A limited number of sponsorship opportunities for the Range-Retailer Business Expo are also available. To discover the sponsorship plan that’s right for you, contact Tatulli at


About NSSF

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers nationwide. For more information, log on to

German Precision Optics’ SPECTRA™ 5X 3-15x56i:

The Ultimate Low-Light Riflescope

RICHMOND, VA (April 26, 2021) ? Built as the ultimate low-light, high-performance riflescope, the German Precision Optics (GPO) SPECTRA 3-15x56i has been built to give you the premium performance serious hunters and shooters require in both low- or no-light shooting situations.

The SPECTRA 3-15x56i’s large 56mm objective lens system transmits an incredible amount of light to your eye, while the 3-15X variable power range provides ample magnification for both close and long-range shots. Throw in the proprietary iCONTROL™ microdot illumination and shot placement on dark targets will make you a believer. This scope comes standard with DoubleHD™ objective lens technology, iCONTROL illumination, PASSIONtrac™ turrets to assist your shooting scenario, and a G4i reticle. The turrets, designed for 0.36-inch adjustment at 100 yards (or 0.1 mrad), provide 90 inches of adjustment range. Custom turrets also are available. The main features of the SPECTRA 5X 3-15x56i include:

* GPObright™: A proprietary coating process that maximizes light transmission through each surface of an optical element. As light hits an optical surface, normal uncoated high-performance glass can reflect up to five percent of that light, redirecting this light so it does not transmit through the optical system. However, when these high-performance lenses are vacuum-coated with GPObright lens coatings, up to 99.7 percent of the available light passes through each optical surface. Furthermore, when every surface of the entire optical system is properly coated, total light transmission can reach up to more than 92 percent, making the optical image of a GPO binocular or riflescope “bright,” even in the lowest light conditions.

* Double HD Objective Lens Technology: This is the final product, created when multiple extra-low dispersion lenses are chemically laminated to make a single, multilayer high-performance optical lens. Laminating multiple lenses minimizes light reflection on the surface of multiple lenses, creates enhanced resolution and color contrast images, and minimizes chromatic aberrations. This benefit is clearly visible with all GPO products supporting this feature. This high-performance process is routinely found in the photographic market and with the highest-quality photographic lens manufacturers but has now transitioned into premium sporting optics.

* iControl™ Illumination: This assures users always have a live battery by automatically powering down the illumination when the electronic module has been stationary for more than 3 hours, and alerts users when the battery has only 15 percent remaining battery life. It also offers bright, fiber optic technology.

MSRP for the SPECTRA 3-15x56i is $999.99. All GPO products are backed by the best lifetime warranty and service in the industry, the exclusive Spectacular Lifetime Warranty™. The SPECTRA 5X 3-15x56i comes with a cleaning cloth, see-through flip cap ocular and objective lens scope covers, removable magnification throw lever, and CR2032 battery. More information is available HERE or at or by calling 844-MY BINOS (844-692-4667.)


German Precision Optics was founded on the premise that design, engineering and quality management is 100 percent controlled in Germany to its strictest standards, yet products can be produced at some of the largest production facilities around the world. This unique corporate structure allows GPO to offer the highest quality products with better features at a significantly better price. The company is 100-percent confident that all of its products will not only function perfectly but will exceed all expectations. Therefore, GPO, USA has created an industry-leading Spectacular Lifetime Warranty™. With outstanding professional service, GPO USA will take care of its products before, during, and after the purchase at no charge—EVER. Founded in 2016, GPO has its US headquarters in Richmond, VA. For more information on GPO US visit or call 844-MY BINOS (844-692-4667.)

Technical Specifications for SPECTRA 3-15x56i

Reticle G4i

Weight 29.3 oz

Length 14.6 in.

Eye Relief 3.75 mm

FOV FT@ 100Y 34-7

Tube size 30mm

Turret Click Adj.

@ 100Y .1 mrad or 36”

Max Elev @

100 Y 90”

Max Windage 90”

Turret Capped PT

Parallax Y 104-Infinity

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Mossy Oak & Outfitters Coffee Co. Raise Conservation Funds

Through Mossy Oak Coffee Sales

WEST POINT, MS - Mossy Oak and Outfitters Coffee Co. are excited to introduce a partnership joining the love of coffee and the outdoors. Outfitters Coffee Co. promises to caffeinate your adventures with two premium coffee roasts: Elements Agua Bluefin French Vanilla and Break-Up Country French Roast.

Whether it be pouring a fresh cup of premium coffee at 4 a.m. ahead of a spring turkey hunt, before heading out for a day of bass fishing, or simply sharing a cup of coffee around the campfire at deer camp, no matter where life takes you, Outfitters Coffee Co. will fuel and support any and all of the adventures and escapades you choose to take on.

Outfitters Coffee Co. says that they are as committed to the outdoors as they are to their coffee.

“Together with Mossy Oak, we hand-picked various conservation groups to support, ensuring that adventures in the great outdoors will last for generations to come. That is why a percentage of our profits from every sale goes towards supporting our joint efforts,” says Thein Dang, Co-Founder of Outfitters Coffee Co. “We love the outdoors. We love adventure. We love coffee, so we brought them all together to support a community with lots of history and traditions while bridging those values with newer generations.”

The Mossy Oak editions of Outfitters Coffee Co. are available in two different roasts:

Elements Agua Bluefin French Vanilla

Available in 12 oz bag, Retails for $15.99

Break-Up Country French Roast

Available in 12 oz bag, Retails for $15.99

With these two great roasts, Outfitters Coffee Co. will kickstart your adventure and fuel your mornings, all while a percentage of profits supports the lifestyle you love.

To purchase your coffee and learn more, visit or email at

To learn more about Mossy Oak, visit , and to enjoy some of the latest outdoor and hunting-related content, download Mossy Oak GO at

Outfitters Coffee Co. is an official licensee of Haas Outdoors Inc. Established in 1986, Haas Outdoors Inc. is headquartered in West Point, Miss., and is home of Mossy Oak. For more than 30 years, Mossy Oak has been a leading outdoors lifestyle brand that specializes in developing and marketing modern camouflage designs for hunters and outdoors enthusiasts. The Mossy Oak Brand and patterns can be found on a multitude of products worldwide. Haas Outdoors Inc. is the parent company of Mossy Oak, BioLogic, Capture Productions,MOOSE Media, Nativ Nurseries, Nativ Living, GameKeepers, GameKeepers Kennels, Mossy Oak Properties, and Mossy Oak GO. Mossy Oak is the official camouflage of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, and Mack’s Prairie Wings and the official pattern of the NRA, B.A.S.S., MLF, and Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.

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“It’s Federal Season” Joins the Talk North Podcast Network

ANOKA, Minnesota – April 22, 2021 – Federal Ammunition’s podcast “It’s Federal Season” teams up with the Talk North podcast network, the premiere sports and outdoor podcast network in the Upper Midwest. By joining Talk North, Federal is expanding its reach with a relevant audience that consumes sports and outdoors entertainment and information via a podcast.

“Talk North currently produces and hosts eighteen different sports and outdoor lifestyle podcasts with some of the top hosts, experts and influencers in their respective industries,” said Talk North CEO and partner Scott Fransen. “Having the world leader in ammunition manufacturing part of our line up enhances our outdoors content and educates a passionate audience in the Upper Midwest.”

“This is a great platform for our podcast,” said Brian Kelvington, Federal’s Director of Media. “There is obvious synergy with existing programs like The Flush and Reverend Hunter on the network, and we know those audiences and more will enjoy listening to the ammunition focused content.”

“It’s Federal Season” podcast has discussions with outdoor celebrities, leading experts in ammunition design and manufacturing, addresses industry current events, and educates audiences on new products that benefit shooters at the range or in the field.

Fans of “It’s Federal Season” can find the podcast at or continue finding it at

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

Bushnell® Shooter KC Eusebio Takes First Place at 2021 Dragons Cup

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – April 22, 2021 – Bushnell®, an industry leader in performance optics, is celebrating pro shooter KC Eusebio’s strong finish at the 2021 Dragons Cup, where he took home the High Overall title and first place in Open Division. One of the top competitors on the USPSA circuit, Eusebio won both titles using his trusted Bushnell First Strike 2.0 reflex sight.

“This year’s inaugural Dragons Cup was an extremely difficult match with longer-than-normal shots over hard cover and no-shoot targets that really made you question your marksmanship,” said Eusebio. “Despite these tough stage conditions, my First Strike 2.0 carried my confidence through the match, and I was able to call my shots with ease. A big thank you to my Bushnell family for giving me the optics I need to take home the title under some challenging circumstances.”

Featuring a massive objective lens, the First Strike 2.0 is extremely versatile and lets users quickly find their target with ease. The red dot includes a weaver-style mount and is at home on both shotguns and flat-top MSRs. The First Strike 2.0 can also be fitted to customized Open Class pistols. It features an industry-leading battery life and lasts up to 50,000 hours with a bright 3-MOA dot.

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

About Bushnell

Bushnell, a Vista Outdoor brand, has been the industry leader in high-performance sports optics for more than 70 years. Our guiding principle is to provide the highest quality, most reliable and affordable sports optics products on the market. And, our commitment to outstanding customer service and strong retailer partnerships is unmatched. Bushnell boasts leading market share in all of the sports optics categories, and our products have consistently won design and performance awards. Our product lines enhance the enjoyment of every outdoor pursuit from spectator sports, nature study, hunting, fishing and birding to stargazing. For news and information, visit or follow us on Instagram at and Facebook at


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Blue Heron Communications

(405) 364-3433

Benelli Lupo Wins 2021 American RiflemanMagazine’s Rifle of the Year

ACCOKEEK, Md. (April 22, 2021) – The National Rifle Association’s (NRA) American Riflemanmagazine has awarded the Benelli Lupo with the Golden Bullseye Award for 2021 Rifle of the Year. Given to new products that display overall excellence, quality and innovation, the Golden Bullseye Award recognizes the Lupo rifle for its outstanding performance and ergonomics.

“When we decided to launch Benelli’s first bolt-action rifle, we knew it had to be special and outperform hunters and shooters’ expectations,” said Benelli USA Director of Product Management George Thompson. “Winning Rifle of the Year is a testament to our commitment to producing high-quality firearms, driven by innovation and high performance. We are honored to receive this prestigious award.”

This marks the 19th year the NRA Publications have recognized outstanding products with the Golden Bullseye Awards. After months of testing and evaluation, a seven-person committee, consisting of editors, graphic designers and veteran NRA Publications staff, presents awards to those products and companies that have exceeded the evaluator’s expectations and are innovative in design and function.

The Benelli Lupo bolt-action is loaded with innovative features—including seven exclusive Benelli patents—adding up to a hunting rifle that handles beautifully and provides a truly customizable fit. The Lupo features a chassis-style construction built from an alloy lower receiver and fitted with a synthetic stock and forend. The stock incorporates Benelli’s patented Progressive Comfort recoil-reducing system and Combtech cheek pad for comfortable shooting.

This 3-shot, sub-MOA rifle achieves repeatable, consistent accuracy thanks to a precision CRIO-treated and free-floating barrel, securely bedded (steel-to-steel) into the alloy chassis receiver. This accuracy is unleashed with a crisp and adjustable trigger mechanism. An innovative barrel attachment system creates an unaltered chamber and perfect alignment on every gun.

In addition to great accuracy, the Benelli Lupo’s design features modular adjustability to provide the perfect fit between shooter and rifle. The chassis-style configuration of a separate stock, receiver and forend allow the shooter to customize the Lupo to one of 12 drop-and-cast positions with the included shims. This is easily expandable to 36 positions by utilizing optional combs. Further fit adjustments can be made with included LOP spacers. Finger reach to the trigger is also adjustable with included spacers that can be placed between the receiver and the stock. Additional fit choices include two raised cheek pad styles and one optional length butt pad.

The Benelli Lupo tames recoil with a patented built-in Progressive Comfort system and a Combtech cheek pad. The double-stack box magazine is incredibly easy to load in or out of the gun. A two-position, tang-mounted safety offers ambidextrous manipulation. Airtouch Grip surfaces provide a safe and firm hold on the rifle. A threaded muzzle (5/8 x 24 thread) gives the option of adding a muzzle brake or suppressor. The short bolt throw quietly chambers and ejects rounds for quick and smooth follow-up shots.

For the latest Benelli news and product information visit

About Benelli

Benelli is a world leader in manufacturing quality semiautomatic, pump-action and over under shotguns as well as rifles that are known for their industry leading innovation, ultra-reliability and high-performance standards. For the latest news and product information visit


The Digital Marketing Specialist will work with the Digital Marketing Manager to conceptualize, execute, and deliver engaging content across all digital platforms in order to support brand, product, and sales activities. The ideal candidate will have a broad range of digital skills that they will use to enhance Leupold’s web, SEO, and electronic communications strategy.


  • Collaborate with the Digital Marketing Manager and Director of Marketing to conceptualize and execute on the brand’s digital strategy
  • Implement and manage marketing media on website
  • Design effective blog articles using videos, photos, and written content to engage core customer
  • Perform basic web design and light HTML code tasks
  • Optimize copy and landing pages for search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Perform ongoing keyword discovery and expansion of keyword opportunities
  • Research and implement new SEO recommendations on
  • Develop and implement a cohesive link building strategy
  • Recommend changes to website architecture, content, and other factors to improve SEO and UX
  • Analyze and report on overall website data and trends
  • Design, develop, and implement email marketing campaigns and automations
  • Oversee and monitor Leupold email list, identifying opportunities for engagement and growth
  • Ensure that all email campaigns are in conformity with current email best practices in the industry
  • Monitor and report on email campaigns in order to guide improvements
  • Research, identify, and examine digital trends and provide recommendations for new opportunities


  • A keen eye for detail
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
  • Experience with basic SEO and best practices
  • Familiarization with website analytics and optimization tools (e.g, Google Analytics)
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Experience with email management platforms
  • Passionate about digital content, data, and the outdoor industry
  • Outstanding ability to think creatively, strategically, and identify and resolve problems
  • Strong organizational, time management, and analytical skills
  • Must demonstrated the ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with cross-functional teams
  • Familiar with industry trends and products
  • Willingness to embrace change and to adapt strategies quickly
  • Degree in Digital Media, Marketing, or similar is preferred (or proven work experience in lieu of degree).
  • Prior experience in content marketing, content growth or SEO


Working primarily in an office environment with consistent computer use. Occasional travel domestically (estimated 10%). Working extended hours as necessary.

For details on positions and to apply, go to:

Leupold & Stevens, Inc.

14400 NW Greenbrier Parkway

Beaverton, Oregon 97006

* Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. A core business objective at Leupold & Stevens is to maintain a workplace in which each employee can achieve their full potential. The company was founded on the principle of giving customers and our team members ‘A Square Deal’; to us, this means advocating for the employment opportunities and advancements of all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. We resolutely believe all aspects and privileges of employment should be determined by skills and behaviors, not personal identities.

* With our commitment to make our application process and workplace accessible for individuals with disabilities, we will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for an individual applicant to participate in the job application process. To request an accommodation to the application process, please send an email to or call (503) 646-9171 and a Leupold & Stevens representative will contact you.

* Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is a drug free workplace. All final candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

* Leupold & Stevens, Inc. complies with all applicable FAR & DFAR regulations.

* We hire U.S. citizens and persons lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. All new employees must complete an INS Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9). Positions may require a deemed export control license for compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Placement is contingent on Leupold & Stevens, Inc.’s ability to apply for and obtain an export control license on your behalf.

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

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

Pulsar Thermion XG50 is NRA’s American Rifleman 2021 Optic of the Year!

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Pulsar’s elite Thermion XG50 has been voted as NRA’s American Rifleman’s 2021 Optic of the Year! The ‘Golden Bullseye’ awards are given annually, and, according to their website,

“To qualify for a NRA Golden Bullseye Award, products must be reliable, innovative in design and function, and perceived as a value to the purchaser. Winners of a Golden Bullseye Award are selected by a seven-member committee of NRA Publications staff members with more than a century of collective experience in the shooting and hunting industry.”

Referring to the XG50, American Rifleman said the scope "expands the range at which hunters can detect game and provides increased resolution, giving users more information about what they're seeing downrange", adding "it's easy to understand why we named the Pulsar Thermion XG50 Optic of the Year."

The Thermion XG50 features:

  • 640x480 microbolometer strength
  • 12-micron pixel detail
  • 2,400-yard detection range
  • Rechargeable battery pack
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • 12 micron BAE sensor
  • Multiple color palettes
  • Onboard video and audio recording
  • Stream Vision app compatibility
  • Manual, semi- and automatic calibration modes
  • External power supply adaptability
  • 13 variable electronic reticles
  • 5 rifle profiles
  • One-shot zeroing freeze function

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About Pulsar

Every Pulsar device is designed, manufactured and tested to ensure demanding professionals receive the most reliable, most advanced thermal and digital night vision performance the industry has to offer. The result of Pulsar’s commitment to industry-leading excellence is consistent world-class quality, precision engineering, seamless device operation and cutting-edge proprietary software. Pulsar produces an array of advanced optical devices designed for law enforcement, security, home defense and hunting applications, including thermal imaging and digital night vision monoculars and riflescopes, night vision binoculars and goggles, rangefinders, IR flashlights and related accessories. To learn more about Pulsar, visit For media requests related to Pulsar, please email or call 817-225-0310.

Gear Up For Summer With Galco’s Pocket Holsters!

As temperatures rise and we head toward summer, most of us start to shed some layers. One of the simplest solutions for lighter clothing and warmer-weather carry is a pocket holster. Pocket carry offers unique advantages. Not only is the handgun completely covered and concealed, but the carrier can casually place a hand on the holstered/pocketed pistol if a nonspecific threat appears. The fastest draw is to have the gun already in hand!

A pocket holster keeps the firearm in the same general position so the grip can be quickly located during the draw, conceals the shape of the gun so that its outline doesn’t print through the pocket, and allows one-handed release of gun from both pocket and holster.

Galco has a long history with pocket holsters, starting with the Front Pocket Holster design, constructed of extremely durable and long-lasting horsehide.

The Pocket Protector™ is made of Premium Center Cut Steerhide™, a sturdy but supple leather napped on both sides, and reinforced at the holster mouth.

Galco’s newest pocket holster, the StukOn-U™, uses a synthetic Gripper Shell™ exterior to help grab the inside of the pocket, closed-cell foam substrate for shape and sturdiness, and 420 denier packcloth lining.

Note that – when using any pocket holster – the holster should always be removed from the pocket when holstering the handgun.

See all of Galco's pocket holsters!

Contact Information:

Mike Barham


Magpul is Platinum Sponsor for NSSF Annual Import/Export Conference

NEWTOWN, Conn. — NSSF®, the trade association for the firearm industry, is pleased to announce that Magpul will again be the Platinum sponsor of its Annual Import/Export Conference. Magpul is an American manufacturer of firearm parts and accessories, primarily for the modern sporting rifle market.

“We are thrilled to have Magpul return as our Platinum sponsor. Their level of support is a statement on the importance of this gathering to industry during these challenging times,” said Melissa Schilling, NSSF Director, Exhibitions and Conferences.

“The nature of compliance with the industry is extremely dynamic and increasingly complicated, so it is more important than ever to attend this conference, obtain the most up to date guidance and insights, and take part in practical discussions with other industry partners in order to take advantage of new markets and opportunities,” said Tricia Heller Director of Compliance, IP & Enforcement for Magpul. “We appreciate the NSSF’s engagement and fully support this effort.”

The NSSF Annual Import/Export Conference brings together industry professionals to discuss the many compliance issues U.S. firearm and accessory manufacturers face in navigating the complexities involved when doing business with other countries. The event is the firearm industry’s premier educational resource for manufacturers and others in the supply chain either currently conducting business internationally or considering such expansion.

The 2021 NSSF Annual Import/Export Conference will take place August 3-5 at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. Registration for this event is now open and available to anyone in the firearm industry. NSSF members receive a significant discount on both their primary registration fee and for additional staff attending this event.

Additional sponsorship opportunities for this conference are available. To learn more, contact Chis Tatulli, NSSF Director, Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales, at Find more information on the 2021 conference, including speakers and legislative issues scheduled for discussion here.


About NSSF

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Cold Steel Introduces Laredo Bowie in 3V

Irving, TX - Cold Steel, manufacturer and innovator of purpose-built knives and blade tools for everyday carry, tactical, and hunting applications, takes the classic bowie knife to the edge with the all-new Laredo Bowie in 3V.

For sheer presentation prowess, the Laredo Bowie in 3V stands tall with its elegant lines, high-luster finish, accented guard, and rich, G10 handle. Beyond the form, the Laredo Bowie in 3V delivers serious function.

The blade is constructed of American-made CMP 3V—a super-tough, wear-resistant tool steel that can take abuse and keep performing. Good edge retention, chip resistance, and maximum shock resistance are among the qualities of the Laredo Bowie in 3V, so this knife doesn’t shy away from hard jobs. The 10.5-inch long, 5/16-inch-wide blade terminates in a dagger-sharp point and features a 4.5-inch semi-sharpened clip point that facilitates back cuts.

Dressing out the Laredo Bowie in 3V is a G10 handle with a satin finish bronze guard. The knife fits smartly in a complimentary black Secure-Ex® belt sheath which is Molle-Lok and Tek Lok compatible with a rugged adjustable Cor-Ex™ belt loop and retaining straps for a secure and reliable lock up when not in use.

Cold Steel Laredo Bowie in 3V Specifications

Model: CS-16DL

Weight: 23.76 oz.

Blade Thickness: 5/16-inch

Blade Length: 10.5-inch

Handle Material: G10

Handle Length: 4.67 inches

Steel: CMP 3V

Overall Length: 15.67 inches

Overall Width: 2.5 inches

Additional Features: Bronze Finish Guard, Tough Secure-Ex® Sheath

MSRP: $569.99

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