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Shooting Industry June 2010 - Page 26

Selects 2010 Final Nominees By Roxanne Smith Academy Of Of Academy Excellence Excellence Selects 2010 Final Nominees Twelve companies and individuals are nominated in the service award categories. Final nominees for the Shooting Industry award are Mark DeYoung, of ATK; Hewitt Grant, of Ellett Brothers and Bob Nosler, of Nosler. “The Shooting Industry Award has honored some of the most influential leaders in our marketplace. It’s an honor to be considered this year,” DeYoung said. “I feel extremely honEllett Brothers ored and humbled to have T he Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence has announced the final nominations for its 2010 awards. The Academy considered 155 entries in 14 categories before selecting 44 for the final ballot. The academy is now considering the final nominees during a second, final round of voting. The winners will be announced in conjunction with the Shooting Industry Masters in July. This year, the Academy shooting industry awards The only Academy of Excellence award presented to an individual for noteworthy achievement within the shooting industry. 2010 Nominees “ recognizes 26 companies as final nominees. Sturm, Ruger & Co. and SureFire lead the list with three nominations each. Bushmaster, Timney Triggers and Danner make their Academy debut as first-time nominees. I feel extremely honored and humbled to have received this nomination when there are so many great choices in our industry. — Hewitt Grant, MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR ATK Commercial Products Hornady Manufacturing Sturm, Ruger & Co. Brownells Ellett Brothers RSR Group 2010 Nominees service awards ” handgun of the year Glock 2010 Nominees Gen4 G22 DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR ATK Commercial Products Mark DeYoung Ruger SR9c CITIZENSHIP AWARD rifle of the year Ellett Brothers Hewitt Grant 2010 Nominees Ellett Brothers Kimber Taurus International Smith & Wesson SW1911 Pro 9mm shotgun of the year Benelli USA Vinci 12 Gauge Adaptive Combat Rifle (ACR) Bushmaster Ruger SR-556 2010 Nominees Bob Nosler Nosler Savage Arms Model 16/116 with AccuStock M&P15 .22 LR Maxus 12 Gauge Hunter Browning Smith & Wesson 26 JUNE 2010 Winchester SX3 20 Gauge Autoloading Read SI DIGITAL

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