Shooting Sports News: Arkansas State Police Select Wilson Combat; HSGI, Magpul Giveaway

In the latest shooting sports news, the Arkansas State Police have selected Wilson Combat for its patrol carbine and a month-long giveaway is being offered by HSGI and Magpul.

Shooting Sports News: Arkansas State Police Select Wilson Combat; HSGI, Magpul Giveaway

Wilson Combat has been awarded a contract to supply the Arkansas State Police with 5.56 NATO caliber WC-15 patrol carbines.

The contract is for an initial delivery of 375 firearms with a future option of an additional 600 units. These law enforcement-grade patrol carbines feature Wilson Combat forged receivers, 14.7-inch match-grade stainless steel barrel and M-Lok handguard.

Other Wilson Combat parts used are our enhanced bolt carrier group, Q-Comp muzzle device, and Wilson Combat back-up iron sights.

“All of us at Wilson Combat are extremely honored to be selected by the Arkansas State Police as their duty patrol carbine of choice," said Bill Wilson, CEO of Wilson Combat. "We look forward to closely working with the department and supporting their important mission."

Federal Ammunition Partners With QDMA

Federal Ammunition has entered into a promotional partnership with the Quality Deer Management Association including key representation at QDMA’s national Field to Fork events slated for Georgia in October and Texas planned for December 2020.

QDMA has more than 60,000 members in 50 states. QDMA’s Field to Fork is a food-focused hunter recruitment program for adults from non-hunting backgrounds. Participants engage in a season-long mentored hunting program to learn how to hunt and acquire a wild, healthy, local, sustainable source of food.

“QDMA’s Field to Fork is an industry-leading, food-focused hunter recruitment program. Choosing to use Federal’s reliable Non-Typical ammo at these events will provide the participants with a great bullet,” said Mike Holm, Federal’s Director of Rifle Ammunition. “They will benefit from the accurate, soft-point bullet design and consistent components used in this load. It offers performance they can rely on. Plus, everyone will appreciate the red-white-and-blue, prideful packaging.”

The soft-shooting, hard-hitting performance of the 7mm-08 Rem. cartridge has been optimized for whitetails as a new option in the Federal Non-Typical line. Like all Non-Typical loads, the 7mm-08 Rem. uses a specially designed soft-point bullet with a concentric jacket to provide tag-filling accuracy and consistent, lethal wound channels on any whitetail.

Murski-Breeding Sales Picks up Daisy, Gamo

Murski Breeding Sales has been hired to represent Daisy, makers of the famous Red Ryder BB Gun and other youth airguns, and Gamo, a leader in high-power adult airguns.

The new relationship will begin June 1.

“We are excited to be teaming up with a sales organization with the experience and retailer reach that Murski Breeding Sales brings to the industry,” said Joe Syring, Vice President of Sales for Daisy/Gamo. “MBS represents the top companies in the outdoor industry and we know we’ll be in great company.”

MBS, Murski Breeding Sales has served the outdoor industry for more than 55 years and has earned the reputation as one of the top sales and marketing teams in the nation. It will handle Daisy and Gamo sales for more than half the nation, including the MINK and TALO states along with the Northeast and Southeast sections of the country.

“The Murski Breeding Sales team is excited to begin our partnership with the Daisy/Gamo team,” said MBS President Matt Breeding. “MBS strives for the opportunity to represent these iconic brands and to work with first class organizations like Gamo/Daisy.”

MBS also will handle Winchester Air Rifles, BSA Optics and BSA Air Rifles.

Legacy Sports, Take Aim Targets Offer Compact Kit

For years, Take Aim Targets has designed and marketed target systems used by law enforcement agencies for advanced training in rifles, shotguns and pistols. Now they are offering them to the public through Legacy Sports International.

Take Aim targets allow for quick, easy setup in multiple configurations for convenient and repeatable target shooting. Replaceable components and additional accessories make one tactical target system that meets every shooter’s needs.

Take Aim's top selling retail set includes their Economy base, 29-inch Crossbar, 8-inch Hanger with hardware and their 3/8 x 6-inch steel target. MSRP is $165.00

All the customer need is the 1”x 2” wood furring strips from a local lumber store to hang the targets to be ready to shoot. The AR500 steel target is waterjet cut to ensure the highest quality expected from Take Aim Targets.

“We are excited that our partnership with Legacy Sports International will lend an additional sales force to meet our consumer demand," said Guy Jessop, President of Take Aim Targets. "Our mission is to supply recreational and professional target shooters with affordable, high quality targets and stands through retail stores here and abroad."

5.11, Sig Sauer Launch 'Inside the Blue Line'

5.11, Inc. and SIG SAUER, Inc. have launched Inside the Blue Line, an original content series that presents the reality and evolving demands on law enforcement today.

In this series the Manchester, New Hampshire Police Department granted unprecedented access to a film crew from Ironclad Media to follow officers on the front line and into the line of duty.

“The goal of our project was to give the public a greater appreciation for life behind the badge today,” said 5.11’s Chief Marketing Officer, Debra Radcliff. “Watching these officers in action and learning about the challenges they face was a life-changing experience. We are honored to bring their stories to life.”

The series is live at, and was formally launched across 5.11 and SIG SAUER social media during the commencement of National Police Week on May 11. Additionally, the Inside the Blue Line video series is part of a robust campaign 5.11 is launching to commemorate National Police Week. 5.11 is selling an Honoring Those Who Serve patch with proceeds donated to The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

“We are honored and excited to have partnered with 5.11 and the Manchester Police Department on this project,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, Sig Sauer. “Sig Sauer and 5.11 are aligned in our core mission — to serve and support law enforcement and the defense community with our products — which unites us as brands. This was an extraordinary project, and in these unprecedented times, we have a heightened awareness for the sacrifices that are being made by the law enforcement community and thank them for their service."

HSGI, Magpul Offer 4 Weeks of Giveaways

High Speed Gear will give away an assortment of Polymer TACOs, PMAGs and other gear from HSGI and Magpul every Friday for four weeks, starting May 15. 

The company will hold the giveaway through an online contact submission form, selecting a random winner from the submissions each week. Throughout the giveaway, HSGI will award an assortment of  Polymer TACOs, six 30-round 5.56x45mm PMAGs, two 17-round 9mm Glock PMAGs, two 21-round 9mm Glock PMAGs, enough Polymer TACOs to pair with the corresponding PMAGs, a medium DAKA Window Pouch, a Magpul hat and two HSGI T-shirts. Winners will get to select which Polymer TACOs (i.e., pistol, rifle, Double Decker or X2R) they want to match their awarded PMAGs. 

“PMAGs and TACOs have already been paired as the official magazines and magazine pouches of the Marine Corps, so it only made sense to partner with Magpul for this giveaway,” said Allison Mitchum, HSGI director of sales and marketing.

During the monthlong giveaway, HSGI will make several social media posts directing followers to the submission form and detailing the prize for that week. To enter for the giveaway, visit

SCI Exclusive Interview With Interior Secretary Bernhardt

SCI CEO W. Laird Hamberlin recently virtually visited with Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt for an exclusive, wide-ranging interview on topics of interest to outdoorsmen across the country. 

Hamberlin and Bernhardt discussed the role the U.S. Department of the Interior plays in managing a portfolio of public lands that comprises almost 500 million acres distributed among the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other federal agencies.

Much of the conversation focused on work underway to expand hunting and fishing access and other outdoor opportunities on public land. Additionally, Bernhardt described the efforts the Department is taking to implement recent legislation that provides historic levels of funding for wildlife conservation and public access projects. 

The Secretary also provided updates on steps the Department has taken to ensure safe and responsible access to public land during the coronavirus pandemic, the importance of applying science and not emotion to wildlife management decisions, and the positive impact the hunting community has had on wildlife conservation efforts. 

Secretary Bernhardt shared some of his own personal hunting and fishing stories as well, from his days growing up in Colorado, surrounded by public access to the great outdoors.

Watch the video here.

Spypoint Launches Multi-faceted Content Outlet

Project Spypoint is a complete content outlet from Spypoint, formally launched in April 2020, delivering content in video, podcast and written blog.

To see the full stream of content visit

“This isn’t trail camera content, this is outdoor content,” said Trent Marsh, Editorial Manager at Spypoint. “If there’s one thing I want people to understand, it’s that. This is an outlet for the things we all love, hunting, fishing, outdoor activities. We want to offer our insight and experience to anyone who shares our passion for the outdoors.”

Project Spypoint takes a complete look at the outdoors and shares the content that people want. The mix of educational, informative, and downright fun content can appeal to virtually anyone that enjoys the outdoors. The series “Building Whitetails” has already delivered three episodes that give timely, relevant land and habitat management tips and insights. Josh Pretzer, host and life-long farmer, brings a candid and relatable feel to topic that can be daunting at times.

The hunting serie “GameChangers” is set to release it’s first of eight  episodes later this month. Brian Stephens, host of “GameChangers” and the Spypoint Podcast, travels the country hunting turkeys, hogs, deer, and even does a little bowfishing, with episodes airing just days after the hunt takes place.

The Spypoint Podcast and the Project Spypoint blog round out the content options, with interviews and topics that appeal to those new to outdoor sports, as well as those who have grown up in the outdoors.

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