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Shooting Industry June 2011 Digital Edition - Page 10
Industry news ATK Named Vendor Of The Year W orldwide Buying Group has named ATK Security and Sporting its 2010 Hardlines Vendor of the Year. The member-owned, member-directed cooperative of independent industry retailers has been doing business with ATK for more than 40 years. “Worldwide is proud of the many great vendor partners we have developed over the years. Our members couldn’t survive without these key relationships, and ATK is right at the top of the list year after year,” said Steve Quarders, World Hardlines merchandise manager. For more information, visit ATK at www.premiumpartners.atk.com, and Worldwide at www.wdi-wdi.com. AcuSport Partners With AutoGunTracker A .308 chrome-lined bArrel, longer life, eAsier cleAning strAight gAs tUbe resists bending, better Alignment mil std 1913 stAnAg 4694 compliAnt rAil spAce Ar10 mAgAZine compAtible AmbidextroUs sAfetY selector And mAgAZine releAse AdJUstAble sights to fit YoUr reQUirements sopmod collApsing bUttstock, 6 position All bArrels And bolts Are proof-tested And mAgnetic-pArticle-inspected to mil-spec stAndArds monolithic rAil design thAt Allows the AbilitY to chAnge bArrel length, operAting sYstems And cAlibers with the tUrn of two locking bolts 7 Qd sling swiVel AttAchment points You Get What You PaY For! That’s why you’ll never see us use statements like “Deal of the Week” or “Lowest Price Ever”. That’s why we prefer to use our ads to point out the features that make Lewis Machine & Tool weapons different from the rest and help you to retain a higher long-term value in your firearm investment. We understand that deals seem appealing, but we also understand what it costs to build the weapon you want by your side for a lifetime. So when you find yourself with your finger on the trigger, you need to decide, do you want a weapon built the way a weapon should be built or do you want a “Deal of the Week”? cuSport Corp. has added AutoGunTracker (AGT), a web-based firearms management company, to its line of business solutions. “AutoGunTracker provides independent firearms retailers with a suite of services targeted at improving their business, not only from a monetary standpoint, but more importantly, from a BATF-compliance perspective,” said Christopher Chiafullo, FFLGuard national coordinating counsel. “The boundbook functionality of the system is a real plus when an ATF inspection occurs.” “We have been a customer of AutoGunTracker’s since 2007. The system has helped our business become more efficient, while staying BATF compliant,” said Stacy Sears, vice president of High Caliber Guns & Ammo in Parkersburg, W.Va. Retailers may contact their AcuSport sales rep or call AutoGunTracker at 1-866-834-4815. For more information about AcuSport, visit www.acusport.com. cAptiVe firing pin with retAining pin Crosman Announces New Equity Partner rosman Corp. has announced that Wellspring Capital Management LLC is its new equity partner, replacing Pamlico Capital, its partner since 2007. Wellspring is a leading middle-management equity firm managing more than $3 billion in private equity capital. “The shooting sports industry is poised for consolidation,” said Ken D’Arcy, Crosman president and CEO. “Wellspring Capital believes we are an effective platform for both organic and acquisitive growth. We’re delighted they appreciate our success, recognize our potential and are eager to help us reach our goals.” For more information, visit www. crosman.com. C 2 stAge electronicAllY recorded trigger impproVed ergo grip LM308MWS TM Because FaIlure Is not an oPtIon Phone: 309-732-9527 sales@lmtdeFense.com WWW.lmtdeFense.com 10 JUNE 2011 Read SI DIGITAL 12/16/10 11:46 AM www.shootingindustry.com 475_ShootingIndustryAd2011_WIP_121610 1