Press Release: A True Damascus 1911

Cabot Guns To Display a Folded Steel Damascus Pistol

Looking for something unique to write about? Here’s another first from Cabot Guns, a true folded steel Damascus 1911 on display at SHOT 2014, Booth 508.

To our knowledge the Cabot Damascus 1911 is the first traditional folded steel Damascus pistol ever produced.  Other pistols described as Damascus are formed from powdered Damascus, not the real thing. 

Born from a 50 layer block of American artisan made stainless steel by master Damascus craftsman Chad Nichols, the Cabot Damascus 1911 represents a new achievement.  Extraordinary to machine and grind this may be the one and only pistol to ever be produced from true traditional folded Damascus steel. 

A sign of wealth since biblical times, Damascus steel was used to create the weapons of Kings and Chieftains.  Valued for it’s beauty and strength, Damascus steel was not only an indication of power by it’s holder but was also considered to contain mythical properties.  It is with this inspiration we have crafted this 1911.

The grips for this pistol are also a work of art.  Commissioned from sculptor and artist Brian Challis, the grips on the Cabot Damascus 1911 are created from an ancient tooth of the wooly mammoth.  Other refined details include the Cabot Tri-Star trigger with a rounded front pad knurled on a rounded and radius pattern, yet another engineering feat.

See you at SHOT! – Cabot Guns – Booth 508

Cabot Guns’ 1911 pistols represent a new standard in the firearms industry. They are the implementation of prideful engineering and precision manufacturing in all that we create; 100% American product; from the American born solid blocks billet steel which forms the backbone of allCabot Guns, to the workers plying their precision trade in the rolling hills of Western Pennsylvania.

WMD Guns to introduce new products at 2014 Shot Show

WMD Guns to introduce new products at 2014 Shot Show

Stuart, Florida, January 13, 2013: WMD Guns LLC will be exhibiting unveiling new high-performance products at this week’s NSSF Shot Show in the Las Vegas Sands Expo & Convention (January 14 – 17).

Among the new products that will be on display at WMD’s SHOT Show booth (#7110) are the “Beast” Carbine—the world’s first fully NiB-X (nickel boron) coated production AR-15—and the “Little Beast” fully NiB-X coated .22LR conversation kits that drop into any standard AR15. New this year is another industry first: our customizable WMD NiB-X chassis, available in 5.56/.223 and .300 AAC Blackout. WMD’s new NiB-X .308 BCG’s will also be available, plus several other products featuring Nitromet and NiB-X finishes.

WMD Guns is a leader in providing innovative firearm performance solutions to OEMs, distributors, dealers and consumers utilizing advanced metal finishing technologies, providing surface protection and enhancement to the engineering properties of ferrous and nonferrous materials. Together, the team combines a cadre of firearms experts with a world-class metal finishing facility to provide full-spectrum performance to the firearms industry and consumers.
From premium products and production coating services to refurbished firearms, WMD Guns is in the forefront of bringing emerging technologies to the firearms market. WMD Guns provides premium coated products available through distribution chain partners, upgrade services for consumers and customized coating services for OEMs.

WMD Guns’ coating technologies include: NiB-X™: extreme use Nickel Boron coating, Nitromet: a high performance Salt Bath Nitrocarburizing surface treatment, as well as Nickel, Zinc Nickel and Nickel Teflon coatings. The applications in product lines are endless.

Consumers can contact Michael Wooten at mikew@wmdguns.com or 772-324-9915 x104.

Press Release: Battle Rifle Company releases three new models for SHOTSHOW 2014- announces line upgrades

BATTLE RIFLE COMPANY

Seabrook, Texas- Just in time for SHOTSHOW 2014, BATTLE RIFLE COMPANY releases 3 new additions to the BR4 platform of rifles, with exciting new designs geared to meet the needs of tactical shooters and law enforcement agencies nationwide. Additionally, there have been upgrades to some of the other models, focusing on lighter, more functional features.

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BR4 Wolverine

Introducing the BR4 Wolverine-our streamlined,lightweight extended rail KEYMOD 3-Gun rifle with a look and feel all its own. 16 inch barrel with a 15.5 inch rail and a new muzzle brake for super stable firing, the rifle is easy to handle, functional and efficient. Available in 5.56mm and 300 Blackout, this is a full featured rifle.

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BR4 ODIN

The BR4 ODIN is a joint project between Battle Rifle Company and ODIN Works- this rifle is built for the person who needs a full function, compact rifle with excellent balance, reliability and performance. Sleek, practical design makes this the choice of operators who need all-around mobility, accuracy and firepower in one package. Available in 5.56mm, features include Odin works KEYMOD Rail in 12.5 inch, a 14.5 inch rail with Battle Rifle Flash Suppressor, Extended combat latch, extended trigger guard, B.A.D. Lever, metal sights and extended magazine latch.

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BR4 Attaché

The BR4 Attaché is our 7.5 inch AR Pistol that also has a rifle version for Law Enforcement. Compact, light, mobile and very functional- the Attaché works well in CQB type environment. This rifle can be setup a number of ways- Available in both pistol and rifle version, built in 7.5 inch, 10.5 inch and 11.5 inch- Civilian versions are setup as pistols and Law enforcement versions can be setup with either round hand guard or longer versions can be equipped with KEYMOD rails. The Attaché comes with a standard muzzle Brake that helps keep the weapon on target, with one version that has an integral suppressor.

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BR4 Spectre

The BR4 Spectre has a new look- with a 12 inch quad rail designed thinner and lighter than the previous version. Also included with the rifle are MANTA Rail covers- these function and handle the heat and wear that heavy firing brings. Sleeker design with a steel barrel nut, the new feature will allow more accuracy with every round. The Spectre’s new rail is thinner, but does not sacrifice any rail space. This rifle is the choice of Vertex Aviation in use over the skies of Texas for the Aerial Hog Depravation program

All of these rifles are built to a high level of quality, performance and with value in mind- all backed with a limited lifetime warranty. Battle Rifle Company will be at Booth 10873 for you to get a chance to take a look at the new models

Battle Rifle Company is a custom builder of AR style rifles for Law Enforcement, Tactical Shooters and Government Agencies

Press Release – SkullHooker Introduces The New Bone Bracket for Skullcaps

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (Dec. 11, 2013) — SkullHooker™, the company that has revolutionized the way hunters display their European skull-mount trophies, introduces the new Bone Bracket™. Specially crafted for those that prefer to display their trophy using the skull plate as the base, the new Bone Bracket makes a simple and elegant solution to displaying skullcapped horns and antlers.

The new Bone Bracket, like the Little Hooker™ and Big Hooker™, is fully adjustable, allowing you to make rotational adjustments up or down, as well as angle adjustments left or right to ensure optimum viewing pleasure of your trophy. And, you can change the angles any time you decide a different view is preferred. It comes in black and has three easy-to-assemble parts: the wall plate, swing arm and mounting base. The Bone Bracket can be assembled and hung in minutes. Simply install a few screws in your wall, and your trophy will be proudly displayed.

The new Bone Bracket is available at retailers nationwide and conveniently online at www.skullhooker.com for a suggested retail price of $19.99.

Founded in 2009, SkullHooker was the first company to offer professionally crafted and fully adjustable European-style skull-mounting brackets that naturally showcases a trophy animal in an elegant manner. The SkullHooker mounting system is now available in three sizes to accommodate most species horns and antlers: the Big Hooker and the Little Hooker for full skull mounts and the new Bone Bracket for skullcaps. For more information on SkullHooker and its products contact: SkullHooker, P.O. Box 257, Klamath Falls, OR 97601; call 541-887-8822; or visit www.skullhooker.com. Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SkullHooker.

Press release – The BulletSafe Bulletproof Vest Level IIIA Protection for $299

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BulletSafe is proud to introduce the BulletSafe Bulletproof Vest, a great bulletproof
vest at an unbelievable price. The BulletSafe vest offers Level IIIA protection and
wraparound coverage for just $299. Comparable vests sell for between $599 and
$1,000. At our revolutionary price more people will have access to the safety and
protection of a bulletproof vest.

Your readers and customers may have entertained the idea of purchasing a
bulletproof vest for use on the job, at the range, on the street, or in other potentially
life-threatening situations. Typically, price is a huge factor preventing people from
buying a bulletproof vest. Our company has worked diligently to create a great vest
that everyone can afford. $299 for a tested, guaranteed, IIIA bullet proof vest makes
vests available to almost anyone.

The BulletSafe Bulletproof Vest offers level IIIA protection and will stop handgun
rounds up to .44 Magnum. The vest is comfortable and secure, with armor pockets in
the front and rear for any future armor plate upgrades. Large Velcro areas ensure the
vest will fit almost everyone.

The BulletSafe vest is perfect for Security Guards, Preppers, Recreational Shooters,
and anyone who wants protection in dangerous environments. The BulletSafe vest is
available in 5 sizes for immediate delivery. BulletSafe also manufactures ceramic,
ballistic plates that work in conjunction with the vest to provide NIJ level IV
protection.

The vest launched in August and is currently available in retail stores near
BulletSafe’s Michigan offices. Sales have been strong in these stores and the
company is poised for a great 2014.

If you are looking for a new product that customers will want to read about and
purchase, the BulletSafe Bulletproof Vest might be it. We are all attending the 2014
SHOT Show to discuss great new products and fantastic values. Stop by booth #3948
to find out wholesale pricing and to see a revolutionary new bulletproof vest.

Tom Nardone, President of BulletSafe is available at 1-800-809-0610 or
tom@priveco.com.

Press Release: ARMALITE INTRODUCES THE AR-31

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(Geneseo, IL) ArmaLite Inc. proudly introduces the new AR-31. The AR-31 shares the design and the accuracy of our highly acclaimed AR-30A1 bolt-action rifles, but with three MAJOR differences: the AR-31 is chambered in .308 Winchester, it is a short action version of the AR-30A1, and it accepts Armalite’s AR-10B double-stack magazines. That means you can use 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 round mags with the AR-31. For your sub-MOA accuracy needs, think ArmaLite’s AR-31!

• Specifications
• Caliber: .308 Winchester
• Barrel: 24″ Double Lapped, Chrome Moly
• Rifling Twist: 1:10
• Muzzle Device: Muzzle Brake
• Trigger: Single Stage
• Stock: Adjustable Cheek Piece (height) & Buttstock (length)
• Overall Length: 45.4″ – 47.4“
• Weight: 14.1 LBS
• Accuracy: .29” – .60” @ 100 yds. (“Guns & Weapons For Law Enforcement”
February 2014 Edition)
• MSRP: $3,460

About ArmaLite: ArmaLite has one of the broadest product lines in the firearms industry. We manufacture and sell semiautomatic rifles in a variety of calibers including 5.56mm and 7.62mm, long range super-accurate bolt action rifles in calibers including .308 Winchester, .300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Lapua, .416 Barrett and .50 BMG. Visit ArmaLite at www.armalite.com.

 

 

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Press release – CrossBreed® Holsters Introduces Purse Defender Holster System for Smart Concealed Carry

 

Republic, MO (November 25, 2013) – CrossBreed Holsters today announced the introduction of the company’s latest versatile modular holster made for use in purse, handbag or briefcase for concealed carry. The new Purse Defender is designed to fit most small to medium sized handguns in your favorite purse, handbag or briefcase securely and safely.

Purses and handbags are a matter of style and concealed carry is a matter of safety and security.  With the new CrossBreed Purse Defender, neither style nor safety needs to be compromised, giving those who concealed carry the freedom from expensive and ugly concealed carry purses or bags.

The Purse Defender is designed and built on a Velcro lined Kydex panel that fits easily and securely with the added feature of keeping the gun and the purse stabilized.  Combined with CrossBreed’s classic handcrafted modular holster, the firearm is easy to access, safe, secure and in the same spot in your bag or purse.

The Purse Defender system is available for either right or left hand and comes complete with the L-shaped Kydex panel, CrossBreed’s handcrafted modular holster and additional Velcro for outside of the purse or bag options. 

Pricing for the Purse Defender is at an affordable $52.95 with matching mag carrier $32.95.  Extra custom fit Velcro pieces are only $7.50.

Owners of the Purse Defender have the added confidence of a “Two Week, Try it Free Guarantee” and a lifetime warranty to go along with CrossBreed Holsters’ legendary handcrafted quality.

To learn more about CrossBreed Holsters, visit www.crossbreedholsters.com

About CrossBreed Holsters

CrossBreed Holsters, LLC was started in 2005 by Mark Craighead to bring all of the best holster features together in one product without any of the non-functional design elements found in many holsters on the market.  Mark’s new breed of all-American holsters has grown into a company strong with integrity, craftsmanship and customer service.

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Press Release: Introducing New Win1911™ Ammunition Line

11/20/2013

The Model 1911 pistol is an American icon. Since its wide use in World War I, the M1911 pistol has become one of the most popular pistols of the last century – being made by almost every American firearm manufacturer. Winchester® Ammunition has now released The Win1911™ line as a functional ammunition line to accompany the M1911.

The .45 ACP rounds will be available with either a flat nose full metal jacket (FMJ) or jacketed hollow point (JHP) design. The flat nose FMJ rounds are built for high accuracy and exhibit precision groups. The JHP rounds are designed to shoot to the same point of impact as their FMJ counterparts, and the ballistics are also matched in velocity and trajectory. Together, both products in the Win1911™ line are perfect for practice and personal defense.

Both the FMJ and JHP designs feature nickel-plated bullet jackets for easy identification and 230 grain bullets.

“The M1911 pistol is one of the most recognizable and iconic firearms on the market. We at Winchester have undertaken significant testing to maximize functioning and accuracy with these new offerings to create an ammunition line that lives up to the name of the legendary pistol,” said Brett Flaugher, Winchester Ammunition vice president of sales, marketing and strategy.

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About Winchester Ammunition

With a company heritage dating back to 1866, Winchester Ammunition was there for the taming of the American West, the Allied Forces’ victory in World War II and through the years, millions of fond memories made in the great outdoors. Known as The American Legend™, Winchester is a global leader in sporting, law enforcement, military and personal defense ammunition production. Winchester continues to raise the bar with new products like Long Beard™ XR™ and Winchester Defender® personal defense ammunition.

For more information about Winchester® Ammunition, visit www.winchester.com, or connect with The American Legend™ on Facebook at Facebook.com/WinchesterOfficial.

Tannerite: Anatomy of a Binary Exploding Rifle Target

Anatomy of a Binary Exploding Rifle Target

Tannerite® paints picture of the category it created

Pleasant Hills, OR (August 9, 2013) – Long-range target shooters are perennially challenged. With a squinted eye, spendy spotting scope or long anxious walk down the firing range, they discover either punctured paper and a bull’s-eye or an unharmed target. An earthly poof of dust, of course, nulls the need to examine the target – um, that’d be called a swing and miss.

Dan Tanner wasn’t satisfied with the paper or the poof. With a clever mind and dogged persistence, the Oregonian and Arkansas native set off to create a target that would clearly (and audibly) reveal long distance rifle hits. Tanner sought out to produce something that triggered the senses of sight and sound but without any byproduct risk of it causing a fire.

So he developed the first binary rifle target. And with a background in mixing elements and catalyzing reactions, it was natural to stir-in a geological “ite” and concoct the name Tannerite®, the brand.

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It’s good to be first. But along with being an inventor, a pioneer, comes the eventual blow of being copied. Far less ingenious sorts bust out the smoke and mirrors in hopes of capitalizing on innovation with only profit margins in mind. Consumers, ultimately, become the casualty.

Because this dreaded down spiraling process is underway, it’s prudent to describe, in detail, the original exploding target, Tannerite®. We surely can’t guarantee what other ingredients the competition blends in, but we can say with certainty what goes into the first and safest binary exploding targets, Tannerite®.

THE ANATOMY LESSON

Before discussing the anatomy of a binary exploding target, we should examine explosives and propellants in general.  Virtually all explosives and propellants such as black powder and smokeless powders are comprised of two components; an oxidizer and a fuel.

In many explosives such as nitroglycerin, TNT, RDX, and HMX, the oxidizer and fuel are part of the same molecule. These one-part systems are extensively used for civilian and military applications. The second class of explosives and propellants are those in which the oxidizer and fuel are different chemicals that must be mixed to form an explosive composition. Examples of these include black powder, binary exploding rifle targets, and variety of ammonium nitrate-containing formulations used in commercial blasting.

Binary exploding rifle targets intended for use with high powered center-fire rifles were invented and patented by Daniel J. Tanner of Pleasant Hill, Oregon. These targets employ ammonium nitrate for the oxidizer. Ammonium nitrate is a very interesting chemical as it contains both an oxidizer (the nitrate component) and a fuel (the ammonia component) in the same compound. Fortunately, it is extremely difficult to initiate the reaction (explosion) of these two components which gives ammonium nitrate the stability to be used in a variety of industrial applications.

Binary exploding rifle targets take advantage of the ability of aluminum to make ammonium nitrate more sensitive to detonation. In the case of these targets, the aluminum can be considered a catalyst which provides a lower-energy pathway to initiate a detonation. The energy required to detonate is low enough to be useful as a shot indicator, but high enough to safely handle the mixed composition. This is the basis for Tannerite® brand binary exploding rifle targets.

Detonation of the target is initiated by impact of a bullet fired from a center fire rifle. The bullet should be approximately 40 grains or larger travelling at 2000 ft/sec or higher. Note that a pointed bullet will be a better initiator than a blunt bullet since the energy provided is concentrated to a very small area. The bullet impact provides sufficient energy to initiate a reaction between aluminum and ammonium nitrate that results in detonation of the composition. This detonation is a very energetic process and binary targets should be treated with respect. Be sure that all observers are over 100 yards away from the target and that no foreign objects are in close proximity to the target that could serve as a source of shrapnel.

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Factors Affecting Target Performance

The major factors affecting binary exploding rifle target performance include the purity of the components, the particle size of the components, the ratio of oxidizer to catalyst, and the uniformity of the mixed composition – Tannerite® brand target formulation is precise in all instances. Changes in any of the aforementioned factors will affect the chemical pathway taken during detonation which can result in fires, increased energy required for detonation, and sound amplitude variations. In addition, the stability of the mixed composition could be compromised.  A properly formulated and mixed binary rifle target will provide a loud report; will consistently detonate on bullet impact; will not start fires; and will be safe to handle. The use of impure ammonium nitrate or aluminum, wide variability in ammonium nitrate and aluminum particle sizes, the wrong ratio of aluminum to ammonium nitrate, and poor mixing can lead to targets that may start fires, may be less safe to handle, and have erratic performance. Again, the Tannerite® brand target formulation is precise. 

Safety Essentials When Using Binary Targets

Given the above discussions, we recommend the following guidelines for a safe and fun experience with binary targets.

  1. Treat all binary targets with respect. Misuse of binary targets could result in serious injuries or death.
  2. To ensure a homogeneous composition, be sure to use a mixing container – Tannerite® comes complete with a mixing container.
  3. Place ½ and 1 lb targets down range at least 100 yards before shooting. Place 2 lb targets 200 yards down range before shooting.
  4. Do not shoot targets larger than 2 lbs.
  5. Remember that the legal use of these targets is as a shot indicator only.
  6. Mix the targets at the range and shoot them immediately. Do not transport, store, or sell the mixed composition unless you have the appropriate explosives endorsements. 
  7. Always wear shooting glasses and hearing protection when shooting.
  8. Be sure to use in a remote area only and respect the adjoining property owner’s right to tranquility.
  9. While Tannerite® brand binary rifle targets will not start fires; many knock-off brands of binary exploding rifle targets are poorly formulated and use lower quality materials that may start fires.
  10. Never place these targets on any surface that could produce shrapnel or within another object.

A Plea for Common Sense

Given the popularity of binary exploding targets, there are a huge number of shooters using these targets in a safe and fun manner. There are, however, users doing unwise things with these targets. Please be sure to use these targets as a shot indicator only and away from populated areas. Continued misuse of these targets may result in restrictions on their use. The future of these targets is in your hands, so please use them properly.

The Tannerite® Advantage

We would like to point out that Tannerite® brand binary exploding rifle targets are the original and the best available. They are properly formulated, use only the highest quality explosives grade ammonium nitrate and pyrotechnic grade aluminum powder, and will not start fires. The safety of the mixed composition has been demonstrated by Myth Busters, and is the best selling binary rifle target on the market today.  Remember that the easiest way to ensure safety is to use genuine Tannerite® brand targets. There is a misconception today that the chemical composition used in all exploding targets is a chemical called “Tannerite” and this is not the case. Tannerite® is the registered trademark for Tannerite® brand binary rifle targets. 

We wish you good, and safe, shooting.   

ABOUT Tannerite®

Tannerite® brand targets employ a binary explosive used as a shot indicator for long-range firearms practice and training. Tannerite® brand target detonations occur at a very high velocity, producing a large explosion and a cloud of water vapor. Small caliber rim-fire or slow moving pistol ammunition will not initiate a detonation.

In use, a long-range rifle shooter places Tannerite® targets downrange, retreats to his firing position, and fires. The shooter does not have to walk down range to see if the target has been hit, as the Tannerite® will detonate and serve as an indicator.

Since the two components that make up Tannerite® targets are not explosive until mixed, they can legally be purchased in the USA without a license. Tannerite® targets are exceptionally stable when subjected to less severe forces such as a hammer blow or being dropped and they cannot be initiated by any kind of flame or electricity.

Tannerite® is the registered trademark for Tannerite® brand targets and binary exploding rifle targets are a patented invention by Daniel J. Tanner.

Tannerite® Claims Victory [Press release]

Tannerite® Claims Victory

US Patent and Trademark Office Publishes Iron-Fisted Reissue of Tannerite® Sports, LLC Exploding Binary Target Patent

Pleasant Hills, OR (July 28, 2013) – Tannerite® Sports, LLC is proud to announce that its reissue patent has been approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The reissue patent provides a much broader scope of coverage and protection of their intellectual property. The reissue patent was published on July 23, 2013.

“This is a landmark patent reissue for Tannerite® Sports, LLC as well as the entire binary exploding target category. Tannerite® Sports developed and marketed the first binary exploding target,” said Dan Tanner, president of Tannerite Sports, LLC.  “Other brands of exploding targets that have come out since Tannerite® was first developed are outright imitations. Now, the Tannerite® brand is being recognized as truly unique and innovative and so says the United States Patent and Trademark Office.”

Tannerite® technical consultant Bruce Broline elaborates: “One driving force behind Tannerite® pursuing a patent reissue is that Tannerite®, the brand, has been generically referred to as the chemical composition in all binary targets – this is certainly not the case. That’s akin to Band-Aid®, Xerox®, and Coke® being used to describe entire product categories. The reason we need to make this separation between the Tannerite® brand and other copycats is that we can’t ensure nor do we trust the performance of their products. Ours are entirely safe when used as instructed and as a shot indicator.

“Tannerite® brand targets are formulated from the highest quality raw materials to ensure that they are safe to handle and do not start fires. This cannot be said of many competitors who may use inferior quality raw materials, other incendiary materials, or improper formulations,” continued Broline.

“My ultimate goal was to develop a long range shot indicator that was absolutely safe and could not cause a fire. Tannerite® brand targets do just that,” said Tanner.

“If I were that recreational shooter, practicing hunter or military firearms instructor I’d want to know with certainty my targets could not start a fire.

Why would anyone take a risk with one of the other brands?”

ABOUT

Exploding targets are the shooters choice for long-range target practice. Tannerite® was the first to come to market with binary (two-part) exploding targets, and continues to manufacture the safest and highest quality exploding targets. Tannerite® products are used by hunters, recreational shooters and law enforcement agents to improve their accuracy and more fully enjoy the long-range shooting experience.

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Colt Defense LLC and New Colt Holding Corp. Merge

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West Hartford, Conn.  – Colt Defense LLC, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of rifles and carbines for the military, law enforcement and sporting markets, has acquired New Colt Holding Corp., the parent company of Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of firearms for the civilian and sporting markets.  For the first time since their separation in 2003, a single company will now develop, manufacture and sell firearms under the Colt name for all markets.

About Colt: Colt is one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms. The company has supplied military, law enforcement and individual customers in the United States and throughout the world for more than 175 years. Our subsidiary, Colt Canada Corporation, is the Canadian government’s Center of Excellence for small arms and is the Canadian military’s sole supplier of the C7 rifle and C8 carbine. Colt operates its manufacturing facilities in West Hartford, Connecticut and Kitchener, Ontario. For more information on Colt and its subsidiaries, please visit www.colt.com, www.coltsmfg.com and www.coltcanada.com.

Contact:
Colt Defense LLC
Isabelle DeFosses
Idefosses@colt.com

 

COLT’S MANUFACTURING AND BLACK HILLS AMMUNITION PARTNER TO OFFER SPECIALIZED COLT AMMUNITION

Ammunitions Specifically Designed to Perform in Colt Rifles

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC, one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms, has teamed up with Black Hills Ammunition to bring to market Colt-branded ammunition that is specifically tuned for Colt tactical and competition rifles.

“We are thrilled to offer Colt customers ammunition that matches the high-quality of Colt rifles,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt’s Manufacturing. “The bar was set very high in the development and manufacturing process with Black Hills, and it really shows in the performance of the ammunition.”

During the development process, this line of Colt ammo was ballistically tested in Colt rifles with a requirement of consistent five-shot MOA groups at 500 yards (5 shot groups of 5” or less at 500 yards). This “Triple Nickel” assures the experienced shooter incredible performance right out of the box, with no need for load development or experimentation.

“We’re very proud of the ‘Triple Nickel’ requirement of this ammunition,” said Rubino. “Our goal with Black Hills was to bring to market a superior line of ammunition for sport shooters to use in Colt rifles, and we feel we have achieved this through the partnership with Black Hills.”

The initial offerings from Colt and Black Hills Ammunition will include 55 grain and 77 grain match bullets from Sierra Bullet Company, and are designed for rifles chambered for 5.56×45 NATO. The Colt-Black Hills ammo will be available through Midway USA, www.midwayusa.com or 800-243-3220.

About Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC

Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC is one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms.  Colt pistols, revolvers and rifles have been marketed, distributed and sold to law abiding, responsible citizens in the United States and throughout the world for 175 years.  Colt operates its manufacturing facility in West Hartford, Connecticut.  For more information on Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC, please visit www.coltsmfg.com.

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