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Manufacturers Form Lighting Association he Portable Lights American Trade Organization (PLATO) has been established to serve the interests of companies that manufacture and sell flashlights, lanterns, headlamps and other portable lighting tools. According to an official announcement, the organization will help ensure the accurate and transparent use of industry standards, such as the recently enacted ANSI/NEMA FL-1 standards, which introduced definitions and testing methods for basic flashlight performance, as well as associated marking. The association’s charter also includes guarding against false advertising and similar unfair trade practices, provides educational forums for members and represents the industry to stakeholder groups, including government agencies and the general public. Charter members of PLATO include Energizer, Streamlight, Coleman, SureFire, ASP Dorcy, Coast and GoLight. For more information, visit www.plato-usa. org or e-mail info@plato-usa.org. T Wiley X Supports Cancer Research iley X is continuing its commitment to help eradicate breast cancer. The company will donate $3 for each pair of Wiley X Lacey glasses sold to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Last year, the company raised more than $10,000 for the cause, and Wiley X is pledging to meet or exceed the amount this year. “The mission Wiley X joins is a simple and honorable one: to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime. All of us at the company feel privileged to be a part of such a noble cause,” said Myles Freeman Jr., Wiley X president of sales. Visit www.wileyx.com. W In the late 1930s Mossberg sold a .22 long rifle shotgun called the “Targo” and was shipped with the standard 7 rd. mag. A mail order house had Mossberg make about 250 of them along with a 15 rd. magazine exclusively for them. This magazine is now a rare collector’s item but Tony Scherer, Jr. has reproduced this 15 shot Mossberg magazine that fits the commercial Mossbergs, surplus Mossbergs released without magazines, and the following models: 42, 42A, 42AS, S42A, 42B, 42C, 42M, 42MA, 42MB, 42MC, 42TR, L42, 42US(a), 42US(b), 42US, 43, 43B, 43S, L43, 44, 44B, 44US(a) 45. Distributors include: Scherer Supply, Inc., Chattanooga Shooting Supply, Brownells, Gun Parts, Jerry’s Sport Center, Sports South, Inc. and Midway USA. Scherer Supply Inc. A.J. Scherer, Jr. • P.O. Box 250 • Ewing, VA 24248 • Fax: (423) 733-2073 www.shootingindustry.com JULY 2011 11

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