Tactical Industry News: Rise Sponsors 2Gun Series

In the latest tactical shooting sports news, Rise Armament has signed on as title sponsor for the third annual Rise Armament 2Gun Series in Missouri.

Tactical Industry News: Rise Sponsors 2Gun Series

Here is some of the latest tactical shooting sports industry news:

RISE Armament will sponsor the of the third annual RISE Armament 2Gun Series, which includes rifles and pistols and is held at The Range in St. Louis from April to December.

The Rise Armament 2Gun Series will consist of a set of eight matches with three or more stages at each match. Competitors will receive points based on their finishes at each match. Each shooters’ top five matches will be added together for the end-of-series standings. First, second, and third places will receive trophies for their success. In addition, the top eight shooters overall in points will qualify to compete in the shoot-off match, which will consist of one stage with double elimination until there is one overall winner.

“The RISE Armament 2Gun Series is a unique and exciting competition that we’re happy to be a part of,” stated Matt Torres, president of RISE Armament. “In just three years, this event has rapidly grown into one of the most popular in its region.”

Each match quickly sells out, and more than 60 shooters have competed in the series. More than $10,000 in prizes were given out during the RISE Armament 2Gun Series in 2018, and this season is slated to surpass it.

The series features monthly matches until the shoot-off in December. Rules and additional details are available on The Range’s site, and competitors can view open registration dates on Praciscore.

Hornady Receives Patents for RFID in Firearm Security Devices

Hornady has been granted two utility patents related to the RFID technology used in its premium line of RAPiD Safes.

“The first patent (No. 9,530,266) established the use of RFID technology in a firearm storage device while the second patent (No. 10,233,687) strengthens the company’s claims on the first,” said Tom Delattre, Hornady Security Products Coordinator. Additional patents are pending.

Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) uses electromagnetic fields to securely communicate between readers and tags attached to objects. Hornady began incorporating RFID in lock boxes in 2013.

When a wristband, key fob, decal or other key containing the proper RFID tag is placed over the reader on a RAPiD Safe, the safe opens immediately. The system allows fast and dependable touch-free access to a firearm or valuables — but only to authorized users.

“The RFID method allows for the fastest access to a safely locked and stored firearm,” Delattre said. “Our Hornady Security RFID products are not only California DOJ (Department of Justice) certified; they are ASTM certified — a very challenging certification to meet!”

“Hornady is known around the world for innovation, and these patents confirm that,” said company president Steve Hornady. “But we want to be known just as far and wide for safety — providing safe and secure firearms storage devices. So, we’re doubly proud of these patents and the hard work that went into receiving them.”

Proactive Sales To Rep Styrka Optics

Proactive Sales is Styrka Optics' newest sales representative group and will provide sales coverage for the Styrka line across the Northeastern United States.

"We did our research, and there wasn't another company in the region with the level of experience in the shooting sports industry that we found at Proactive Sales," said Brad Gross, Styrka's national sales manager. "The staff at Proactive Sales have worked in many facets of the shooting sports. Of course, they are first-rate at sales — but they truly understand the consumer, too. That's key to connecting with dealers, because the Proactive staff know what dealers actually want and need to succeed."

Proactive Sales President Craig Fijalkovic has nearly 20 years of experience working in the hunting, shooting, and outdoor industry.

Boyadjian Joins NSSF Board of Governors

The Board of Governors of the National Shooting Sports Foundation has appointed Mark Boyadjian to the board during its recent annual meeting.

Boyadjian serves as Co-Chairman of the Board to Remington Outdoor Company and is recently retired as a Senior Vice President of Franklin Templeton Investments, where he headed the Franklin Advisers' Floating Rate Debt Group. During his time with Franklin Templeton Investments, which he joined in 1998, he held a variety of positions including Chief Administrative Officer for the Portfolio Management Group and Director of Global Portfolio Services.

Prior to his retirement, he was responsible for the international Local Asset Management Groups in India and Korea, as well as the Global Investment Risk Management and the Global Investment Performance departments.

Boyadjian holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.

Sig Sauer P320 XCompact Now Shipping

The new Sig Sauer P320 XCompact is a modular, striker-fired, 9mm pistol with a serialized trigger group that combines concealability, with full-size XSeries features. The redesigned grip module features an improved beavertail, fastback profile, contoured magwell, and a deep trigger guard undercut fitted with a subcompact slide and barrel.

Additional features of the Sig Sauer P320 XCompact include X-RAY3 day/night sights, a flat trigger, and night sight rear plate making it optic ready. The intuitive 3-point takedown of the pistol requires no trigger pull for disassembly, and safety features include a striker safety and disconnect safety. The P320 XCompact comes standard with two 15-round magazines.

LaserMax Spring Promotion: Liberty HD-90 Handgun Vault

LaserMax is offering a Liberty HD-90 Handgun Vault, a $63 retail value, with purchase of a LaserMax Guide Rod during its spring promotion. The promotion lasts from April 1- May 31, 2019.

To claim a rebate, customers must purchase a qualifying product during the above date range and complete the following steps.

- Fill out an official promotional form found on lasermax.com/promotions
- Cut out and enclose the UPC barcode from the product packaging.
- Enclose a copy of the sales receipt dated on or between 4/01/2019 to 5/31/2019.
- Mail the above items to:

DEPT #CX19-5773 Free Liberty HD-90 Handgun Vault
PO Box 472
Scottsdale, AZ 85252-0472

Submissions must be postmarked by 6/30/2019 in order to qualify. For faster processing, visit lasermax.com/promotions.


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