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arnes Bullets, Bushmaster, H&R 1871, Marlin and Remington of Freedom Group have recognized their top distributors. AcuSport Corp. was named the 2010 Barnes Distributor of the Year. “AcuSport is one of the best business partners we have. Their dedication and the services they offer to the independent dealer market are second to none,” said Connie Brooks, vice president of sales for Barnes Bullets. Bushmaster International LLC and Marlin Firearms both named Sports South LLC their 2010 Firearms Distributor of the Year. “Sports South’s 2010 support of the (Bushmaster) ACR line catapulted this company to the top of the distributor market,” said Mike Jensen, vice president of distribution sales. “Sports South has always been a Marlin supporter, with double-digit growth over the past two consecutive years.” Hicks Inc. was named the 2010 H&R Firearms Distributor of the Year. Jensen praised Hicks Inc. for its 400-percent-plus growth over the last year, which he said “catapulted them to a top five H&R customer in two years.” Remington Arms honored Ellett Brothers as its 2010 Ammunition Distributor of the Year, and Davidson’s Inc. as its 2010 Firearms Distributor of the Year. “Ellett, and all the people at Ellett, truly understand their customers, and have leveraged the quality Remington ammunition brand growth to new heights,” Jensen said. “Davidson’s provided tremendous support of the Remington firearms brand in 2010, posting two years of consecutive growth, and having 2010 growth that outpaced all others.” B Freedom Group Companies Hunter’s Specialties Presents Sales Awards unter’s Specialties presented awards to their top rep groups for 2010 at the Present 2010 Awards SHOT Show. H The agency with the largest percentage of increased sales was Jeff Robles and Associates. The award for the largest dollar increase went to Thomas F. Gowen & Sons. Individual awards were presented to Rusty Mitchum of the Evans Group, for the largest percentage of increased sales, and Tom Shultz of Thomas F. Gowen & Sons, for the largest dollar increase. For more information, visit shown with options MID-LENGTH A4 MID-LENGTH A2 shown with options STANDARD A2 LE Home Hunt Target Visit Us Online 24/7 BUILD YOURS NOW AT MAY 2011 11

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