ISRA Legal Assistance Committee 2016 Benefit Banquet

ISRA Legal Assistance Committee 2016 Benefit Banquet 

Illinois State Rifle Association Legal Assistance Committee 2016 Benefit Banquet will be held Thursday, February 11, 2016, at the Diplomat West Banquet Hall in Elmhurst, Illinois (corner of Route 83 & North Avenue).

 

Social hour and raffles begin at 5:30pm.

Dinner at 7:00pm.

Dinner tickets: $40 each or $300 per table of eight.

 

Let Freedom Ring Gun Raffle (see the flyer linked below for details).

 

Contact the ISRA office at 815.635.3198.

 

Proceeds from this banquet will fund the ISRA Legal Assistance Committee’s on-going pro-gun legal research and defense fund activities.  The ISRA Legal Assistance Committee is a 501(c)(3) charitable not-for-profit organization.  A portion of your expenditures for this event may be tax deductible – check with your tax advisor to determine eligibility.

 

Flyer: LAC 2016 Benefit Flyer

Winchester and Walkers Partner to Provide Shooters Eye and Ear Protection

Walker’s® the shooting and hunting industry pioneer in hearing protection, announces a union with Winchester, a historically successful firearms and ammunition company to provide eye and ear protection for shooting enthusiasts.

 

This ideal partnership brings two prominent names in the firearm industry together to provide consumers with the essentials for a day on the range or in the field. Winchester signed a licensing agreement with Walker’s® to carry out all production for eye and ear protection for the Winchester premiere brand. The complete line of eye and ear products will be exclusively designed for Winchester for the shooting sports industry. The two brands provide more than a name; together they produce quality products for shooting enthusiasts.

 

Walker’s® leads the industry with some of the best hearing protection available. The new advanced digital circuitry and Nano tech water repellence continues to set industry standards and raises the bar on technology. The New Winchester eyewear and hearing protection produced by Walker’s® will live up to the expectations of Winchester and their consumers. Every product will provide the highest level of protection and the quality they have provided for generations.

 

Ben Smith, Walker’s Marketing Manager comments, “The Winchester brand is one of the oldest and most respected and admired brands in the industry and we are honored they have chosen the Walker’s brand to partner with. We will offer a full line of Winchester licensed products to meet the needs of every shooter.”

 

Walker’s® and Winchester provide a lifestyle for outdoor enthusiasts.

PolyCase Launches Inceptor ARX Ammunition in .38 Special

PolyCase Launches Inceptor® ARX® Ammunition in .38 Special

 

PolyCase Ammunition® today announced that Inceptor® ARX® Ammunition is now available in .38 Special. The first dedicated revolver caliber released in the Inceptor line, the .38 Special ARX joins the currently available 380 Auto, 9mm Luger, 40 S&W and 45 Auto calibers.

 

PolyCase Ammunition is currently exhibiting at SHOT Show 2016, and is exhibiting the Inceptor .38 Special ARX for the first time at the show. The Inceptor .38 Special ARX features a 77-grain projectile and a muzzle velocity of 1116 feet per second.

 

“Our loyal Inceptor customers have been asking for .38 Special since we first introduced the ARX projectile,” says Paul Lemke, PolyCase Ammunition CEO. “With the addition of .38 Special, we now offer the most popular semi-automatic handgun calibers in the world as well as the most widely used revolver cartridge.”

 

The new .38 Special version of Inceptor ARX Ammunition features the ARX projectile, developed by PolyCase Ammunition. The unique profile of the ARX bullet transfers energy to its target through a fluid dynamic effect. By design, the non-expanding ARX bullet exploits the bullet’s forward velocity to create a localized Venturi effect, whereby fluid matter is accelerated and ejected laterally via the flutes in the bullet ogive. The result is a bullet with stopping power and terminal performance that rivals many expanding handgun bullets.

 

“The .38 Special is something we are very excited about,” said Drew Gorman, PolyCase VP of Business Development. “Most .38 Special revolvers are small J-frames, intended for concealed carry. Our ultra low-recoil ARX round is designed to maximize the effectiveness of these pocket pistols by delivering impressive terminal performance with very manageable recoil.”

 

PolyCase Ammunition manufactures its ammunition products, including the new Inceptor .38 Special ARX, using patent-pending injection-molding technology. Inceptor ARX Ammunition is produced by PolyCase in the United States, and distributed domestically and internationally.

 

About PolyCase Ammunition

PolyCase Ammunition develops, manufactures, markets, and sells world-class, patent pending, small arms ammunition and projectiles used by discerning professionals and sports shooters. The ARX projectile, injection-molded from a proprietary metal-polymer matrix, is the company’s first defensive bullet profile. Made in the USA, using over ninety years of advanced design, materials and manufacturing experience; the twenty-first century products are designed to provide the lethality and consistency expected by PolyCase customers.

 

The PolyCase Ammunition team consists of experts in chemical, mechanical, advanced materials and industrial engineering, ammunition research, development, testing, and evaluation, precision manufacturing, marketing, and U.S. domestic and international sales. They have proudly partnered with other industry leaders to provide deserving customers with ammunition manufactured using only the most efficient components. PolyCase Ammunition was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Savannah, Georgia.

Springfield Armory® Releases The M1A™ Socom 16 CQB

GENESEO, IL, January 17, 2016 – Trusted for decades for its authoritative stopping power and reliability, the M1A™ platform is now optimized for close quarters defensive use. Springfield Armory® is proud to announce the newest member of the M1A™ family, the Socom 16 CQB.

The Socom 16 CQB is not just a smaller and more maneuverable M1A™; it’s been designed specifically to excel in close quarter applications. Nearly ten inches shorter than the M1A™ standard model, the CQB offers quick and easy handling for defensive use indoors or out.

The reduced size is the obvious part. What makes the Socom 16 CQB shine are the handling improvements. The all new adjustable buttstock is mounted on a standard AR-type receiver extension tube, so customers can choose from hundreds of compatible stock options to suit their specific mission requirements. The Socom 16 CQB features a new pistol grip that facilitates retention and control over the rifle with the firing hand. The grip itself is AK-rifle compatible, so it can easily be swapped with any standard aftermarket model. In short, the grip and control components are specifically designed to allow interoperability with the widest possible array of aftermarket options to suit specific customer needs.

“There’s never been a question about the effectiveness of the M1A™ platform for serious fight-stopping use,” observes Springfield Armory® CEO Dennis Reese. “With the Socom 16 CQB we wanted to really optimize the platform for indoor or field close quarters use.”

A close combat rifle requires customization when it comes to accessories like lights, lasers and optics. The Socom 16 CQB leverages the M-Lok™  compatible system for easy attachment of gear exactly where it’s needed. Two included three-slot rail segments can be mounted at the three and nine o’clock positions. A longer seven-slot rail at the six o’clock position is perfect for mounting a bipod or other accessories. On top and forward of the receiver, mounted on the barrel, is a medium eye relief seven-slot rail capable of mounting a scout optic should needs dictate longer range shooting.

Since the Socom 16 CQB is a member of the M1A™ family, it accepts all the same magazines as other M1A™ models so users can choose from 5, 10, or 20-round magazines. A ten-round magazine is included with the CQB.

The Socom 16 CQB is ready for defensive use right out of the box. The XS Sights Tritium front sight post glows day or night when viewed through the adjustable rear aperture sight. Users who prefer optical sighting can choose a CQB factory model pre-configured with a Springfield Armory® proprietary Vortex Venom Red Dot sight.

The new M1A™ Socom 16 CQB arrives packaged in a new custom ballistic nylon Springfield Armory® “Tactical Gear” soft case complete with internal support straps, owners manual storage pocket, and pouches for up to three spare magazines.

Whether for home defense, law enforcement, or field use, users will appreciate the new Socom 16 CQB. It’s designed for maximum utility without any sacrifice of firepower.

For more information visit 1950.springfield-armory.com.

About Springfield Armory®
“The First Name in American Firearms,” Springfield Armory® was founded in 1777, when George Washington ordered the creation of an armory to store ammunition and gun carriages during the American Revolution. In 1794, the armory began to manufacture muskets and spent the next 150 years supplying firearms for every major American conflict. The original armory closed in 1968. In 1974, the Reese family took ownership of the Springfield Armory® name and began making the M1A™ rifle. Today, Springfield Armory® develops many products loyal to the company’s heritage, like the 1911 pistol, while ensuring its future with innovative products, including the XD®, XD® Mod.2™ XD(M)® and XD-S® polymer pistols.

Media Inquiries:
Stefany Reese
Social Media Coordinator
Springfield Armory, Inc.
stefanyr@springfield-armory.com
972.765.2910

Springfield Armory® Adds New Enhanced Micro Pistol (EMP®)

GENESEO, IL, January 16, 2016 – New for 2016, Springfield Armory® presents a dramatic improvement to the EMP®, arguably one of the most popular and shootable pistols ever. Perfectly proportioned extensions of length and height make the new EMP® four-inch Lightweight Champion™ easier to shoot while adding ammunition capacity.

Springfield Armory® engineered the original EMP® with an all-new patented short action. Seventeen parts later, the EMP® came out a smaller, more comfortable, and more concealable package optimized for the smaller 9mm cartridge. Among the community those who know, it has earned a reputation for controllable concealability.

The all-new EMP® offers a longer four-inch barrel that presents a longer sight radius and simplified practical accuracy. Depending on specific ammunition choice, the extended barrel length will also add an extra 20 to 60 feet per second of muzzle velocity. That helps premium self-defense ammunition perform up to its designed potential.

Springfield Armory® CEO Dennis Reese notes, “While the original EMP® three-inch models are surprisingly easy to handle, we wanted to continue to make it better. The extra weight up front on the new four-inch model not only helps dampen felt recoil, it helps control muzzle flip, allowing shooters to complete faster and more accurate follow-up shots.”

The frame height has also been carefully increased with similar proportions. The new grip allows plenty of room for a solid two-handed hold, even for shooters with larger hands. While the original EMP® 9mm held nine rounds in the magazine, the new four-inch model fits ten plus one in the chamber. The new model retains the same slender grip circumference that made the original EMP® so popular.

Like the original, the EMP® four-inch sports slim-line Cocobolo wood grips and two-tone forged 416 stainless steel slide and 7075 black anodized aluminum frame. A fiber optic front sight and two-dot, low-profile combat rear sight for effortless target acquisition.

Value added extras like the proprietary Springfield Armory® Posi-Lok™  texture on the front of the grip frame are included at no extra cost as is the matching texture on the mainspring housing.

“It’s an elite quality pistol,” explains Reese.  “regarding size, this EMP® four-inch is one of the smallest on the market.  The four-inch slide allows for a more user-friendly experience while the smaller grip maintains the optimal size for concealed carry.”

While the EMP® four-inch might be the perfect carry gun, it’s new size makes it ideal for home defense, fun at the range, or a little friendly competition.

For more information visit 1950.springfield-armory.com.

About Springfield Armory®
“The First Name in American Firearms,” Springfield Armory® was founded in 1777, when George Washington ordered the creation of an armory to store ammunition and gun carriages during the American Revolution. In 1794, the armory began to manufacture muskets and spent the next 150 years supplying firearms for every major American conflict. The original armory closed in 1968. In 1974, the Reese family took ownership of the Springfield Armory® name and began making the M1A™ rifle. Today, Springfield Armory® develops many products loyal to the company’s heritage, like the 1911 pistol, while ensuring its future with innovative products, including the XD®, XD® Mod.2™ XD(M)® and XD-S® polymer pistols.

Media Inquiries:
Stefany Reese
Social Media Coordinator
Springfield Armory, Inc.
stefanyr@springfield-armory.com
972.765.2910

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GAMO USA Set To Attend SHOT Show 2016

GAMO USA Set To Attend SHOT Show 2016

Visit booth #11053. See New Products. Meet Pro Staff.

 

Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Gamo, a proven name in air guns, announces their participation at the 2016 SHOT Show to be held next week, January 19th-22nd at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Retailers attending the SHOT Show will get a first glance at the new Gamo product line up for 2016 in booth #11053.  Gamo is a diversified company producing innovative gear for outdoor enthusiasts through their dealer network.  Gamo offers a comprehensive line of air rifles, air pistols, ammunition, accessories and optics to meet consumer demand with outstanding customer service.  They utilize the latest Laser Genetics® technology to deliver the ultimate night vision solutions superior to others on the market, at a fraction of their competitor’s price.

Retailers are also invited to mingle in the Gamo booth #11053 with their pro staff members such as The Bone Collector team, Pigman, Doug Koenig, Ralph and Vicki Ciaciarulo and more.

 

Come experience the best air guns and pellets in the world, shake hands with some of the top celebs and get into the dealer network with one of the most well-known and dependable brands in the outdoor industry by stopping by the Gamo booth during the SHOT Show.

 

Pro Staff Booth Appearance schedule:

Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo                     Tuesday, January 19th         12:00-1:00 PM

Bone Collector                                        Tuesday, January 19th           5:00-6:00 PM

Pigman and Just Junie                           Wednesday, January 20th       4:00-5:00 PM

Doug Koenig                                         Wednesday, January 20th       3:00-4:00 PM

Keith Warren                                         Thursday, January 21st           1:45-2:45 PM

 

For more information on becoming part of the Gamo dealer network call 1-954-581-5822.

 

About Gamo:

Gamo is a world leader in the production of top quality, accurate air gun ammunition. An air gun is only as good as the air gun pellets it shoots. And that is the reason why for decades, Gamo has used the most updated methods to produce the best bulk-packed air gun pellets in the world.

Our Mission is to become long-term partners with our customers, delivering the finest products, the latest technology supported by unparalleled customer service.

Gletcher® Exhibits at 2016 SHOT Show

Gletcher, a company that specializes in the production and design of pneumatic replica firearms, announces their attendance at the 2016 SHOT Show. Gletcher will be introducing new air gun and air soft models at booth 4050 in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 19th-22nd.

 

Whether an individual is a collector, plinker, or battle reenactor, Gletcher air guns will allow them to capture the spirit of shooting with legendary firearms. New for 2016, Gletcher will be showcasing the new M1944, a full-sized pneumatic replica of the classic Russian Mosin-Nagant Carbine. They will also introduce a unique version of the legendary Stechkin pistol. This bold air gun features a unique gold finish with a black decorative pattern and is sure to be a conversation piece. Visit Gletcher’s booth and observe many of their other popular models including the M712, Parabellum, and rifled revolvers such as the NGT R Silver.

 

Enthusiasts can finally own authentically reproduced classic or historical firearm, and Gletcher air guns makes it simple and practical to enjoy these unique models. Please stop by booth 4050 to see their entire air gun lineup!

Springfield Armory® Launches New XD® Mod.2™ Tactical Model

GENESEO, IL, January 15, 2016 – Sometimes bigger is better. That’s exactly the goal of the new XD® Mod.2™ Tactical model from Springfield Armory®.

Designed for recreation, self-defense, or competition, this full-size XD® not only offers big capacity but faster-aiming capability thanks to its extra long sight radius. The five-inch barrel not only delivers every possible bit of extra velocity, but it also adds a little more weight up front, which helps control recoil and muzzle flip, allowing shooters to get back on target faster.

“Finally!  This is the Mod.2™ I have been waiting for!” says Rob Leatham, Captain of Team Springfield™. “The XD® Mod.2™ Tactical is optimized to increase its performance.  It has a longer slide, a full-length frame, increased weight and an increased gripping area size,” he explains enthusiastically, “This gun is pretty much everything I want in a competition-capable package without being too big, or too heavy for other uses.”

The XD® Mod.2™ 5” Tactical Model packs 16+1 rounds of 9mm ammo in its two included stainless steel magazines. While it’s a double stack design, it’s not too thick to carry like so many competitors’ models. Measuring just 1.19 inches wide, it’s a good tenth of an inch narrower than most double stacks on the market and barely wider than single stack pistols with far less capacity.

Whether used on the competitive range or for more tactical scenarios, fast and accurate shooting requires control, so all of the Mod.2™ enhancements are included. High cutouts on the back of the grip and behind the trigger put support near the bore line to minimize muzzle flip. The new Grip Zone® contours and texturing are specifically designed to provide maximum purchase at those points where hands and fingers require the most contact. Three different textures provide the grip surface needed without painful overkill.

The sights are designed for fast acquisition, leveraging the combination of fiber optic front paired with a low profile combat rear sight. The bright fiber optic tube leaps into view while the rear sight is shaped so it won’t catch on holsters or clothing.

The new XD® Mod.2™ Tactical model is available in black with a Melonite® slide or Bi-Tone with a forged stainless steel slide. Overall dimensions measure 8.3 inches long and 5.5 inches tall.

Built for high volume use, the Mod.2™ Tactical isn’t a gun that will require babying. This combat-ready gun is designed to be used, not left in the safe.

For more information visit 1950.springfield-armory.com.

About Springfield Armory®
“The First Name in American Firearms,” Springfield Armory® was founded in 1777, when George Washington ordered the creation of an armory to store ammunition and gun carriages during the American Revolution. In 1794, the armory began to manufacture muskets and spent the next 150 years supplying firearms for every major American conflict. The original armory closed in 1968. In 1974, the Reese family took ownership of the Springfield Armory® name and began making the M1A™ rifle. Today, Springfield Armory® develops many products loyal to the company’s heritage, like the 1911 pistol, while ensuring its future with innovative products, including the XD®, XD® Mod.2™ XD(M)® and XD-S® polymer pistols.

Media Inquiries:
Stefany Reese
Social Media Coordinator
Springfield Armory, Inc.
stefanyr@springfield-armory.com
972.765.2910

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Eva Shockey Joins Team Walker’s

Walker’s is excited to announce the addition of female hunter and outdoor personality, Eva Shockey, to their Pro-Staff. With a love for hunting and shooting running through her blood, Walker’s shares in her passion for the sport and supports her desire to educate consumers of the devastating results from hearing loss.

 

Walker’s, known for their quality hearing protection line, believes this joint force will greatly benefit and build consumer awareness for the brand. Eva, whose goal is to promote the sport, is a big believer in protecting your hearing from an early age. Walker’s is excited to be taking part in this new adventure with Eva and looks forward to seeing her success in the new year while using GSM Outdoor products.

 

Eva Shockey is co-host of Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures on the Outdoor Channel, as well as the 2015 National Hunting and Fishing Day co-chair. With over 1 million Facebook fans, it’s easy to see that Eva Shockey is a prominent figure in the outdoor industry.

ELEY Expands Ammunition Line for 2016

ELEY Expands Ammunition Line for 2016

 

ELEY continues to dominate the .22LR Olympic market. They celebrated success at the 2012 London Olympics with 14 out of 18 medals won using ELEY Ammunition and 71% of the 2016 Rio Olympic quota spots have been secured using ELEY. Now the company is using their engineering knowledge and sales expertise to enter new market segments.

 

Over the past year ELEY has expanded their product offerings by introducing two new semi-automatic rounds. ELEY force is a high velocity round recognized by its unique black oxidized case; and ELEY contact is a subsonic round designed specifically to cycle through semi-automatic rifles. Sales of these new offerings have been strong and continue to grow.

ELEY continues to offer ELEY subsonic hollow, which has been found by an independent test to be the most accurate and best performing subsonic hollow point .22LR round compared to the leading competitor’s hollow point rounds. ELEY subsonic hollow is the number one choice for hunter’s that want a quiet, ultra-accurate round for small game.

 

With the success of ELEY subsonic hollow, ELEY will introduce ELEY high velocity hollow in Q2 of 2016. ELEY high velocity hollow guarantees world class accuracy, penetration and expansion that delivers a lethal blow to any small game. It is the perfect round for the hunter who wants maximum velocity without compromising accuracy.

For more information on ELEY and ELEY ammunition please visit our website, http://www.eleyammunition.com.