Industry Notes

Mako Group Becomes Sole USA Distributor of Meprolight Sights

After a decade of distribution by Kimber USA, Meprolight Self-illuminated sights will be distributed in the USA exclusively by The Mako Group beginning November 1, 2013.

Mako Group Becomes Sole USA Distributor of Meprolight Sights

After a decade of distribution by Kimber USA, Meprolight Self-illuminated sights will be distributed in the USA exclusively by The Mako Group beginning November 1, 2013.

Friends of NRA Enjoys Record-Breaking Fundraising Year

The National Rifle Association’s Friends of NRA grassroots fundraising program is having a record year raising funds for the shooting sports. With more than 200 of the year's 1,100 events still remaining, the program has already grossed $51 million in 2013, exceeding the entire 2012 banquet season’s total by more than $1 million.

Ruger to BuildNew Facility in NC

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and state Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker have announced that Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. will establish a new manufacturing facility in Rockingham County. The company plans to create more than 450 new jobs in North Carolina by the end of 2017 and invest more than $26 million in the new Mayodan location.

National Firearms Interest SparksGrowth In Female NRA Instructors

The National Rifle Association has experienced a significant increase in women seeking to become firearms instructors since 2008, thanks to an increased national interest in the shooting sports.

Prograde Offers Specialty Cowboy Grade Rounds

ProGrade Ammunition is offering hand-picked rounds for single-action revolvers and lever-action rifles used in Cowboy Action shooting.

Daniel Defense and Military WarriorSupport Foundation Give Away Homeat Patriot Weekend

Daniel Defense presented combat veteran Specialist Justin Foley and his wife Sarah with the gift of a mortgage-free home last week during a military tribute at the Inaugural Patriot Weekend in Pooler, Georgia.

Caracal Recalling — and Refunding— All Model C Pistols

Caracal is issuing a recall of all Model C pistols in all markets, following the completion of a full investigation. This recall affects all Model C pistols, including but not limited to those with serial numbers which start with the following letters: HM, AA, AD, AG, CA, CB, CC, CD, CE, CF, CG, CH, CI, CJ, CK, CL, CM, CN, CP, CR and CS.

‘We Are Weatherby’ Sweepstakes Offers Chance to Win a Mark V Rifle

Launched in mid-August, the We Are Weatherby online sweepstakes offers entrants the opportunity to vote for their favorite Team Weatherby ad and win a Weatherby Mark V rifle.

Shooting Sports Enthusiasts Can Support Military Families Through Patriot Range Days

Throughout the month of September, participating shooting facilities across the United States will support the Folds of Honor Foundation through Patriot Range Days. Participating public and private shooting ranges nationwide will request a minimum contribution of $1 from each shooter for the Folds of Honor Foundation.

New Videos on GunReports.com (August 22)

Here are new videos added to GunReports.com the week of August 22: Josephine Terry’s son didn’t die in a “phony” gunrunning scandal; Cabela’s Chamber Boresighter sleeves are easy to install and use, and Katie Pavlich asks the NYPD to answer questions about Bloomberg's gun safety violations.

Smith & Wesson Supplies M&P Rifles to Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

Smith & Wesson has supplied the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona with rifles from the company’s Military & Police Series. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has taken possession of 400 M&P15 Magpul Original Equipment (MOE) Mid rifles and is currently in the process of converting deputies to the new rifle system.

Gun News, Good and Bad

Over the past three years, historic numbers of Americans legally purchased a firearm. According to Larry Keane, senior vice president and general counsel of...