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Industry news Bushnell Acquires Night Optics USA SureFire Awarded Suppressor Contract M idOcean Partners, a middle-market private equity fund, and Bushnell Outdoor Products announce Bushnell’s acquisition of Night Optics USA Inc., of Huntington Beach, Calif. Terms of the purchase agreement were not disclosed. Founded by brothers Ilya and Israel Reyngold, Night Optics USA is recognized as a leader in night vision and thermal technologies for commercial, law enforcement and military applications. “Night Optics USA has built an exceptional reputation within the night vision industry by exceeding the highest standards in both product quality and customer service,” said Blake Lipham, Bushnell president and CEO. “This is an exciting acquisition for Bushnell, as it not only allows us to add another reputable brand to our organization, but also enhances our product portfolio in the law enforcement, military and security markets.” For more information, visit www.bushnellperformanceoptics.com. S ureFire LLC has been awarded its largest suppressor contract to date. The $23.3 million contract is for an indefinite quantity of sound suppressors, suppressor adapters, blank firing adapters and training adapters. The contract was awarded by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division — the primary solicitation center for U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). According to SureFire, its suppressors were selected based on test criteria such as: reliability, sound reduction, accuracy, point-of-impact shift, endurance/durability and operational suitability. “From day one, SureFire’s commitment has been to increase the safety and success of the warfighter and peacekeeper by developing products that exceed the standards for performance and quality,” said Barry Dueck, director of SureFire’s Suppressor Division. “Our suppressors are no exception. We build these to enhance the operational capabilities of our customers, knowing their lives often depend on their equipment. We’re very pleased that USSOCOM will now have multiple models available to improve their operational effectiveness.” For more information, visit www.surefire.com/suppressors. Glock Supports Marine Organizations lock Inc. donated $75,000 to two organizations during the 2011 Modern Day Marine event held in Quantico, Va., in September. Glock Vice President Josh Dorsey, a former Marine, presented $50,000 to the Young Marines and $25,000 to the Marine Corps League. “Glock is proud to contribute to organizations such as the Young Marines and the Marine Corps League, which play such a vital role in providing aid to the families of America’s fallen heroes, as well as developing the characteristics of our nation’s future leaders,” Dorsey said. This marks the sixth consecutive year Glock has supported the Young Marines, with contributions now totaling $300,000. Accepting the donation was Lt. Col. Mike Kessler, USMC (Ret.), national executive director of the Young Marines, and R. Lee Ermey, who has played a key role in the relationship between the Young Marines and Glock. For the Marine Corps League, this is the second year Glock has supported the organization. Accepting the donation was the league’s national commandant, Vic Voltaggio and past junior commandant, James A. Laskey. For more information, visit www.teamglock.com. Glock Vice President Josh Dorsey (standing, left) is joined by Young Marines, and R. Lee Ermey and Lt. Col. Mike Kessler, USMC (Ret.) (standing, right) for the donation ceremony at Quantico, Va. G Para Exits Rifle Market P ara USA has announced it is exiting the rifle market to concentrate on its core handgun line. “Para has some exciting new projects in development that will continue the innovation we started with the high-capacity P14-45 pistol. We want to bring these exciting new major caliber handguns to the firearms market, and we need to focus our attention on them,” said Thanos Polyzos, Para CEO. While Para USA is ceasing production of the Tactical Target Rifle, it will continue to service all of the Tactical Target Rifles it has sold. The production and marketing of new rifles using the DIGS operating system will be resumed by Al Zitta, the original developer of the rifle. For information on new rifles, contact ZM Performance Systems Inc., 1958 Wes White HL Rd., Richmond, VT 05477, or visit www.zmweapons.com. For more information on Para USA, visit www.paraord.com. 14 Read SI DIGITAL www.shootingindustry.com • NEW BUSINESS YEAR SUPER ISSUE 2012

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