Shooting Sports News: GPO Partners With Zanders; Savage Adds FDE to Axis II

In the latest shooting sports industry news, GPO partners with Zanders, Savage adds Flat Dark Earth to the Axis II rifle and more.

Shooting Sports News: GPO Partners With Zanders; Savage Adds FDE to Axis II

In the latest shooting sports industry news:

German Precision Optics USA has partnered with Zanders Sporting Goods as its newest wholesale distributor.

This partnership will provide increased availability of products and dealer support. Retailers nationwide will have more access to inventory thanks to Zanders’ user-friendly ordering system and fast, efficient delivery system.

“We are excited to be moving forward with the partnership with Zanders Sporting Goods as it will now give shooting sports retailers better access to the full line of premium GPO binoculars, riflescope and rangefinders,” said Mike Jensen, CEO and owner of GPO.

“At GPO we are constantly striving to provide our customers with the very best products and service possible. This partnership exemplifies that commitment,” he added.

Retailers interested in purchasing GPO products through Zanders Sporting Goods may call 1-800-851-4373, or visit For information about becoming an authorized direct GPO retailer, contact GPO at 844-692-4667 or email at

Savage Adds Flat Dark Earth to Axis II Rifle

Savage is offering a new package, available at retailers now, with its AXIS II rifle in Flat Dark Earth with a Bushnell Banner 3-9x40 scope mounted and boresighted.

The AXIS II’s user-adjustable AccuTrigger, thread-in headspacing and floating bolt head help maximize the potential of the 22-inch button rifled sporter barrel. The AXIS II provides the accuracy and performance of high-end hunting rifles at a fraction of the price.


  • Improved ergonomics and Flat Dark Earth synthetic stock
  • User-adjustable AccuTrigger
  • Carbon steel button-rifled sporter barrel
  • Detachable box magazine
  • Thread-in barrel headspacing
  • Bushnell Banner 3-9x40 scope mounted & boresighted

The package is available in .308 WIN., 6.5 Creedmoor, .30-06 SPFLD, .243 WIN and .270 WIN, all at $495. 

MSR Distribution adds Howa, Citadel

Legacy Sports International has added MSR Distribution to its lineup of distributors now providing independent dealers with the Howa 1500 rifle lineup and Citadel 1911 selection.

MSR Distribution has an extensive dealer network that spans across all 50 states and services more than 5,000 select dealers nationwide. Its in-house sales team is based in Las Vegas. MSR recently received its first delivery of Legacy brands.

“We are excited to add MSR Distribution to our team of distributors servicing the great independent dealer base across the USA”, said Andy McCormick, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Legacy Sports International.

Steyr Arms USA Adds M-LOK to AUG Offerings

As the exclusive U.S. distributor for Corvus Defensio, Steyr Arms USA is now offering two new aftermarket accessories to enhance a Steyr AUG from Corvus Defensio. The new M-LOK Forward Accessory Rail and the A3 M-LOK Receiver Rail are currently in stock and available for purchase.

The Corvus Defensio M-LOK Forward Accessory Rail replaces the Vertical Fore-Grip on any AUG to provide ample mounting solutions for items such as aftermarket grips, bipods, laser sights and illumination devices. It incorporates a seven-slot Picatinny top rail and three M-LOK mounting positions on each side as well as at the bottom.

The new A3 M-LOK Receiver Rail is a multi-function mounting system designed to replace the standard top rail on the original-style A3 receiver. At 14.76 inches in length, the 35-slot hard-anodized 7075-aluminum rail offers A3 owners the longest mounting system on the market for the attachment of optics, back-up iron sights, laser devices and other accessories. This rail’s suggested retail price is $199.

While the A3 M-LOK Receiver Rail is not compatible with the current AUG A3 M1, the similarly designed 23-slot M1 Receiver Rail is available for that rifle. Other Corvus Defensio AUG enhancement parts—the Anti-Rotation QD-Sling Attach, the Enhanced Release Button and the Case Deflector—are also available in the Steyr Arms USA webstore.

Meprolight Exhibits at TACCOM Canada

Meprolight, which offers a variety of optic solutions from electro-optics sights, thermal sights and devices, self-illuminated sights, and innovative pistol sights, will exhibit at TACCOM Canada, a premier event for the tactical and competitive shooting sports community.

Meprolight will share its booth with IWI, that will display its newly released Masada pistol, and other innovative firearms. TACCOM Canada will be held Sept. 6-8, 2019 at The International Centre in Toronto. The largest firearms show in Canada, it features more than 450 exhibitors in 100,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space and a series of Shooter Development Seminars featuring some of the top names in the competitive shooting sports, international military and security fields.

Meprolight USA will be showcasing a variety of their newest products at booth #337 including the FORESIGHT, RDS PRO V.2MicroRDS and FT Bullseye.

Sig Sauer Expands Tread Brand with M400 Tread Pistol

Sig Sauer has expanded its Tread brand, introduced in 2018, with the M400 Tread pistol, a premium entry-level rifle-caliber pistol fully compatible with existing Tread-branded accessories.

“The hallmark of the Tread brand is to deliver premium products at a moderate price point, that are designed, engineered, and built with the same quality and innovation consumers demand from Sig Sauer,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer, Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, Sig Sauer, Inc. “Right out of the box the M400 Tread pistol delivers on features and performance. Both the factory-installed, aluminum, free floating M-LOK handguard and KAK Industry Shockwave 2.0 Brace are features of our base M400 Tread Pistol that are included to improve accuracy, and reduce the weight of the pistol. For the consumer who wants to expand the pistol’s capabilities, Sig already offers the freedom to grow with a full line of Tread-branded accessories to choose from.”  

The M400 Tread pistol is an optics ready, aluminum framed pistol that features an 11.5-inch nitride coated, cold hammer-forged barrel, with a free-floating M-LOK handguard, a single-stage polished trigger, ambidextrous controls, a KAK Industry Shockwave Blade 2.0 brace, a carbine-length gas system, and is available in 5.56 NATO.

M400 TREAD Pistol Specs:

Total Length: 27”
Height: 7.5”
Barrel Length: 11.5”
Width: 2.5”
Weight (incl. magazine): 6lbs
Barrel Twist: 1:7”

The pistol is compatible with the full-line of existing Tread accessories. Additionally, a lightened 10.5-inch M-LOK handguard accessory has been introduced to the accessory line-up to be utilized with the M400 Tread pistol.

ATN Offers Rebate on Multiple Optics

ATN is offering mail-in rebates of up to $500 on the popular ThOR 4 Thermal Riflescope series and free accessories worth worth $79 for the X-Sight 4K Pro Day/Night Riflescope series.

The ATN X-Sight 4KSeries literally changed the playing field for digital rifle scopes for hunting. Now comes the next generation: the X-Sight 4K Pro Smart HD Day/Night Riflescope and X-Sight 4K Buckhunter. Some features include Ultra HD Sensor, ability to record Full HD video with 120fps, WiFi Dual Stream Video, a ballistic calculator, Recoil Activated Video, One Shot Zero, Smart Range Finder and more.

Also included in this holiday rebate is the its ThOR 4 Series, which ATN says is the most technologically advanced thermal vision smart scope on the market. The 4th Generation Series combines its classic features with new abilities including ability to record video, WiFI Dual Stream Video, a ballistic calculator, One Shot Zero and more.

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