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Outdoor Outdoor marketplace J.K. Autry AcuSport Holds Management Training For Dealers A cuSport’s The Edge On-Demand customer-service train“I am excited we have been able to enhance The Edge training program has been expanded. The distributor now ing solution for the betterment of independent firearm operations offers training for gun store management, in addition to nationwide,” said John Whitehall, AcuSport sales director. retail sales employees. AcuSport officials say the company hopes For information on future Edge Management Training coursthe program’s training will help dealers create a competitive ad- es, call 1-800-543-3150. Visit vantage in their marketplace. An introductory Edge Management Training session was held in May at the H&H Shooting Sports Complex in Oklahoma City, Okla., thanks to Miles Hall, the complex’s founder and president. “We worked with AcuSport to develop the program. If you think about it clearly, it does make sense to train the leaders before training the troops. The exciting thing about the teamwork is it will build a better industry. The goal of H&H is to see the shootingsportsindustrygrow—anditwill,withgooddealersat the forefront,” Hall said. The management program training is presented in conjunction with Sandler Training, using a two-day boot camp format. The training includes additional instruction for business owners through an on-demand online reinforcement and learning center provided by AcuSport. AcuSport believes the program’s goal — to professionally train management teams on how to hire better employees, increase time management and improve delegation principles — H&H Shooting Sports Complex employees attend AcuSport’s Edge Management Training in May. will empower every operation to grow and develop its business. Price Drops Pull In Customers hree companies announced price drops on popular products in recent months. Carl Zeiss Sports Optics has lowered the price of its popular Conquest 3-9x40 riflescope, with reticle #20, to $399. Customers who purchase this scope by Dec. 31 will save more than $100 off the regular retail price. “The economic outlook remains uncertain, and with the fall hunting season approaching, we want to give as many hunters as possible a chance to own ZEISS optics,” said Mike Jensen, president of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. “The Conquest 3-9x40 is a perfect all-around scope and remains one of our best sellers.” Visit Leupold Tactical Optics lowered the price of its Mark 8 1.1-8x24mm CQBSS M5B1 Front Focal, citing lower production costs. The Mark 8 CQBSS riflescope now has a MSRP of $2,999. “We’ve worked with the production and assembly teams to increase efficiencies, allowing us to reduce the cost of the CQBSS,” said Kevin Trepa, Leupold’s vice president of global sales. “While this optic was designed for the American warfighter in theater, it’s an outstanding choice for competition and home-defense rifles.” Visit Steyr Arms announced an across-the-board price reduction on its pistols for a limited time. All M-A1, S-A1 and C9-A1 handguns now carry an MSRP of $560, offering an $89 savings for consumers. The three Steyr pistol models are functionally identical, with variations in barrel lengths, grips and capacities. Visit 20 AUGUST 2012 T Crimson Trace Reveals Packaging C rimson Trace recently began shipping its products in new packaging. This new design, featuring a window front to showcase each product, permits the package to be placed on a display, be stacked or hung from a peg. The design of the packaging allows for all product-specific information to be easily read and studied on the retail floor. Visit CrossBreed Launches Shield Mold rossBreed Holsters is joining the ranks of manufacturers to introduce a custom mold for the new Smith & Wesson M&P Shield. This latest mold design allows CrossBreed to accommodate the Shield in the Supertuck, Minituck, Quikclip, Snapslide and Superslide models. For more information, visit C CrossBreed S&W Shield Supertuck Continued on page 22 Subscribe to SI DIGITAL

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