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Shooting Industry January 2011 - Page 12
Industry news Nevada Department, Nebraska Police NASGW Presents 2010 Awards he National Association Of Sporting Goods Wholesalers Select Smith & Wesson M&P15 (NASGW) presented its 2010 Industry Awards at its Annual S mith & Wesson Holding Corp. has announced the Nevada Department of Public Safety (DPS) is equipping its officers with 500 M&P15X tactical rifles. Nevada DPS joins the Nebraska State Patrol as the latest law enforcement organizations to convert to duty rifles from the M&P Series. Along with the 500 M&P15X rifles, Smith & Wesson provided the Nevada DPS with a training and armorer’s course package. As the department continues its full conversion over to the Smith & Wesson M&Ps, officers will complete a certification course. The Nebraska State Patrol chose Smith & Wesson’s M&P15 tactical rifles after an extensive testing and evaluation period that involved eight different firearm manufacturers and 17 different submissions. Smith & Wesson has shipped 475 M&P15 rifles to the Nebraska State Patrol. Officers have completed certification courses and the M&P15 rifles are currently in service. For more information, visit www.smith-wesson.com. Meeting & Expo, Nov. 3 in Louisville, Ky. The awards honor the top accessory, ammunition and firearms manufacturers who “best demonstrate a commitment to two-step distribution and who provide outstanding value and service.” The 2010 Industry Award recipients are: Birchwood Casey, Accessories Manufacturer of the Year. Hornady Manufacturing Co., Ammunition Manufacturer of the Year. Sturm, Ruger & Co., Firearms Manufacturer of the Year. NASGW also presented The Chairman’s Award for Industry Leadership, which recognizes an individual, company or organization for their distinguished service to the shooting sports industry. The award was presented to Joseph Chiarello & Co. Inc., “in recognition of their more than 25 years of outstanding performance in providing insurance and risk management services to the firearms industry. ” A review of the NASGW Annual Meeting & Expo will be featured in the February issue. For more information, visit www.nasgw.org. T S&W M&P15 Taking the Sting Out of Recoil Scorpion Have the Confidence and Tactical Advantage, without the Fatigue and Pain Recoil System Buttpad | Pistol Grip Pistol Grip Recoil Test Scorpion Recoil Buttpad & Pistol Grip The New ATI’s Scorpion Recoil System features a brand new material which was initially designed to absorb sound waves. This material absorbs the initial shock wave, which is the felt punch of the recoil. The Scorpion Recoil System increases the shooter’s comfort while reducing the muzzle lift. • Recoil Impact is absorbed - Shooting anything from a 3.5”magnum turkey load to a door breaching load can now be done with no pain being transferred to the shooter • Reduces the challenge to reacquire the target by minimizing the muzzle lift • Not affected by chemicals, load size or extreme temperatures • Eliminates the punch of the recoil • Removes limitations from spring and piston type recoil suppression systems • Absorbs the energy wave regardless of the load size which makes it perfect for any type of rifle or shotgun Buttpad Recoil Test Recoil Energy Wave is Transferred to Shooter with the Standard Buttpad For more details on ATI’s Scorpion Recoil System or to view the Recoil Tests, please visit ATIgunstocks.com or 800.925.2522 Energy Wave is Absorbed by the Scorpion Buttpad 12 ATI_ScorpionRecoil_ShootingIndustry.indd 1 Read SI DIGITAL Shooting Industry | Pub January 2011 | Closes 11/28 | Size 1/2pg 11/24/10 10:16 AM www.shootingindustry.com • NEW BUSINESS YEAR EXTRA 2011