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Shooting Industry June 2012 Digital Edition - Page 14

Industry news NSSF Offers $100,000 In Grants To Boy Scouts or the second year, the NSSF will make available $100,000 in challenge grants to encourage developing and expanding shooting sports programs at local Boy Scouts of America (BSA) councils. The challenge grants from NSSF are available to qualifying BSA Councils that plan to strengthen and increase their activities in the shooting sports. Such programs teach scouts marksmanship skills, firearm and range safety, teamwork and fund-raising. Councils must use awarded funds toward the F purchase of equipment and supplies for their shooting sports activities from an NSSF member retailer, a list of which is available at find. Examples of qualifying purchases are ammunition, eye and ear protection, firearms, targets and shooting vests. Applicants may view NSSF BSA Council Challenge Grant guidelines and application procedures at For more information, email Melissa Schilling at Big Rock Supports Youth Groups Freedom Group Sponsors Vet Event reedom Group co-sponsored one of the largest Vietnam veteran recognition events in history on March 31 in North Carolina. The Vietnam Veteran Homecoming Celebration of 2012 honored an estimated 70,000 Vietnam veterans and their friends and families. “Too often it’s easy for us, sheltered by the security of American life, to forget those who put their lives on the line to ensure our freedom. Never has this been more true than with those who served in Vietnam. On behalf of the entire Freedom Group family of companies, it was an honor to be a part of this important event,” said George Kollitides, Freedom Group CEO and executive chairman. For more information, visit B ig Rock Sports held a silent auction Jan. 12-15 at the Big Rock Sports East Dealer Show in Raleigh, N.C., that raised $10,000 in support of the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA). “It is a pleasure working with a company that shares our passion about recruiting and retaining youth in the shooting sports,” said Steve Miller, YSSA executive director. The YSSA is a nonprofit organization that helps facilitate firearms training for youths through qualifying organizations, such as Boy Scouts of America, 4-H, JROTC and Royal Rangers. “Hunting and shooting are a passion for us at Big Rock Sports, and we want to help strengthen the industry and guide future generations into these sports,” said Gary Zurn, senior vice president of marketing at Big Rock Sports. Visit F AcuSport Corp. is now distributing products from Gemtech, Zeiss Optics and Zombie Industries. Visit,, and www.zombieindustries. com. American Tactical Imports (ATI) is now distributing Drago Gear tactical gear. Visit and RSR Group Inc. has partnered with Trijicon to distribute the ACOG-TA31HG-DE telescopic sights. RSR Group also is distributing Noveske Rifleworks LLC rifles and components. Visit, and The Burris Co. announces that Sports Marketing South is representing both the Burris and Steiner optics brands in 10 Southeastern states — Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia. Visit Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM) announces that ProForce Law Enforcement is its exclusive dealer throughout the Western U.S. for its L.E. training systems. Visit and Down-N-Dirty Outdoors announces that H&G Marketing is selling its complete line of calls throughout the West, Midwest, 14 JUNE 2012 Now Representing — Distribution Eastern and Mountain Central regions of the country. Visit www. and Traditions Performance Firearms has appointed H&G Marketing to cover the territories of Nevada, California, Arizona and New Mexico. Visit and www. Tri-Tronics, a Garmin company, announces the appointment of Graywood Sporting Group Inc. as its manufacturer’s agent for Canada. Visit and ArmourLite has signed with Laura Burgess Marketing to pursue a greater presence for its tritium watches with tactical professionals in the U.S. market. Gaston J. Glock Style also has partnered with Laura Burgess to extend its emerging media platforms and enhance customer awareness. Visit www.armourlite. com, and American Tactical Imports (ATI) has hired Blue August to handle its social media needs. InterOrdnance (I.O. Inc.) also has hired Blue August for assistance with public relations, editorial and social media. Visit, www.ioinc. us and The Kahr Arms family of companies — Kahr Arms/AutoOrdnance/Magnum Research Inc. — has hired Gallup Media Marketing to support all media and public relations efforts. Visit or send an email to Now Representing — Marketing/PR Now Representing — Sales Subscribe to SI DIGITAL

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