Shooting Industry News: Hodgon Issues Voluntary Recall; NRA Database for Adaptive Shooters

In the latest shooting sports industry news, Hodgdon has issues a voluntary recall for IMR 4007SSC smokeless powder and the National Rifle Association has a new database to help adaptive shooters.

Shooting Industry News: Hodgon Issues Voluntary Recall; NRA Database for Adaptive Shooters

In the latest shooting sports industry news:

IMR Legendary Powders is officially announcing a product safety warning and recall notice for IMR 4007SSC smokeless powder. All lots of powder are included in the recall.

IMR has received reports that this particular powder, sold in 1 pound and 8 pound containers, could become unstable due to possible rapid deterioration. Use of this product may result in combustion, fire damage and/or possible serious injury.

What to do:

  1. If you are in possession of IMR 4007SSC, stop using the product immediately! Fill the powder container with water, which will render the product inert and safe for disposal.
  2. Mail, email or fax a copy of the powder label with the lot number to the contact

    information below, and include your name, address, phone and email.

  3. You may select a replacement IMR smokeless powder product of your choice, which will

    be shipped to you at no charge.

  4. If you have loaded the powder subject to this recall into ammunition, we recommend that

    you pull the bullets, remove the powder and wet the powder with water for safe disposal.

For assistance or answers to questions, contact Hodgdon Powder Company, 6430 Vista Drive, Shawnee, Kansas, 66218, email, or call 1-800-622-4366 or 913-362-9455 and fax 913-362-1307.

2nd Amendment 1791 Acquires Snagmag

2nd Amendment 1791, manufacturer of multi-fit holsters and accessories that accommodate a wide range of firearms, announces the acquisition of Snagmag.

Snagmag was invented by a plain-clothes law enforcement officer who needed a better option for carrying a spare magazine. Snagmag was the perfect solution, as it kept the magazine from turning sideways in his pocket or getting tangled with the other items.

 The Snagmag is designed to be worn in your front, support-side pocket and is available in over 50 variations that accommodate the most popular magazines.

“After reviewing and using the Snagmag, it didn’t take long for us to realize  it was the perfect addition to our 1791 Tactical line of products," said Ramiro Romani, CEO of 1791 Gunleather. "With its ease of use and great concealability it slots right into our line of high-quality Kydex tactical products.” 

Lawson Promoted at Brothers & Company

James B. Lawson has been promoted to lead the Brothers & Company Client Service department, adding to his duties as vice president.

Among the areas in which Lawson will focus his efforts in his new position are a systematic integration of data-informed strategy across all clients; increasing growth within the department, both in terms of client recruitment, but also in adding key personnel to manage the resulting influx of work; serving as the tip of the spear for Brothers & Company’s brand of service; and championing the creative output of the agency.

“The list of talents that James brings to our client-side efforts is endless,” said Eric Barnes, Chief Operating Officer at Brothers & Company. “His new role will allow us to leverage those talents more completely and enable James to serve both the agency and our clients to the fullest of his abilities.”

Lawson has been with Brothers & Company since 2011.

NRA Launches Adaptive Product Database

The National Rifle Association Adaptive Shooting Programs and Business Alliance has launched an Adaptive Product database to highlight businesses delivering the best in services, gear, and training for people with disabilities.

“People of all ability levels are heading into the outdoors to take part in the shooting sports at impressive levels,” said Dr. Joe Logar, national manager of NRA's Adaptive Shooting Programs. “This database provides a one-stop resource to ensure they can make the most out of those experiences.”

The Adaptive Product Providers database is available on the NRA Adaptive Shooting Programs website under the Resources tab. There users will find organizations with products and services that make the outdoors and the shooting sports more accessible to people with disabilities. Featured outfits range from companies selling devices that make loading pistol magazines easier to all-terrain wheelchairs to take hunters anywhere wild game may go.

“Helping people find their way back to the outdoors is incredibly rewarding,” Logar said. “Hopefully this database will make that journey a little bit easier.”

Gorin new VP Sales for XS Sights

Tanya Gorin has been promoted to Vice President of Sales for XS Sights with responsibility for all sales channels, partner relationships and sales initiatives.

Gorin has been with XS Sights for seven years, serving most recently as Commercial Sales Manager.

“Tanya is a proven performer of Team XS who has unambiguously demonstrated a passion for the shooting sports and strong advocacy of our Second Amendment,” said Kellie Brunn, Co-Owner of XS Sights. “We have no doubt the culmination of her experience in the firearms industry, along with XS product and her solutions-focused sales approach in this progressive role, will align perfectly with our goal that XS be the First Choice for all of our customers.”

Gorin, a rifle-shooting enthusiast, said, “I am proud to have helped develop programs that make XS Sights a preferred choice for so many dealers and partners. I look forward to bringing XS products and values to all sales channels and growing business opportunities for the company in the months ahead.”

Tanya received her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from TCU where she also competed as part of the NCAA Rifle Team. She recently earned her Master of Business Administration degree from UT Arlington.

Winchester's 350 Legend Wins NASGW Award

Winchester Ammunition was presented the 2019 Caliber Award for “Best New Ammunition” for the 350 Legend by the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) and the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA).

The Caliber Awards were created to “recognize excellence in innovation and manufacturing in the shooting sports industry” and to honor the “highest caliber new products” in six product categories: rifles, handguns, shotguns, ammunition, optics and accessories. The judging considers uniqueness, market need, value, ingenuity, and presentation of the product.
“We are honored to have received the 2019 ‘Best New Ammunition’ award,” said Matt Campbell, vice president of sales and marketing for Winchester Ammunition. “Winchester is focused on innovation and it is paramount that we continue to deliver meaningful, technology driven products that have a tremendous impact on the hunting and shooting sports industry.”

With six ammunition offerings available, the 350 Legend boasts impressive ballistics, affordability and overall performance both on the range and in the field.
Key Features of the 350 Legend Cartridge:

  • More energy than 30-30 Win, 300 Blackout and 223 Rem
  • Approximately 20 percent less recoil than 243 Win with 20 percent more penetration
  • Less recoil than 450 Bushmaster
  • With an effective deer hunting range of approximately 200 to 250 yards, it deposits more energy than 5.56mm, 300 Blackout, and .30-30 Win.
  • Compliant in states that allow straight wall cartridges for deer hunting (check regulations before use)

Ruger Named 'Firearms Manufacturer of the Year' by NASGW

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. has been recognized by the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers as Firearms Manufacturer of the Year for the 13th consecutive year.

The Ruger Precision Rimfire Magnum also was awarded the NASGW Caliber Award in the Best New Rifle category. NASGW members met Oct. 22 in Orlando at the Annual Awards Dinner and Reception. Accepting these prestigious awards on behalf of Ruger was Chris Killoy, President and CEO.

"We are honored to be recognized by the NASGW as Firearms Manufacturer of the Year for the 13th straight time, and to be awarded the Best New Rifle," Killoy said. "To receive these awards on Oct. 22, Ruger Day, makes the honor even greater for our organization."

The NASGW is the organizer and sponsor of the NASGW Expo and Annual Meeting. This annual event provides educational, marketing and communications opportunities to hunting and shooting sports wholesalers, manufacturers and sales professionals. The NASGW also uses this event to recognize manufacturers for their accomplishments from the previous year.

The Firearms Manufacturer of the Year recipient is determined by NASGW members who evaluate the performance of manufacturers on four key criteria: distribution policy; marketing, promotions and sales; logistics and operations; and NASGW and industry support. This assessment of manufacturer performance is designed to provide a balanced appraisal that recognizes the best manufacturer in its category according to NASGW members.

Sig Sauer P365 Wins NASGW Award

The Sig Sauer P365 SAS (SIG Anti-Snag) pistol has been awarded the 2019 NASGW POMA-Caliber Award for “Best New Handgun.”

The NASGW-POMA Caliber Awards are a partnership between the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers and the Professional Outdoor Media Association to recognize new and innovative products within the sporting goods industry. Products for the NASGW-POMA Caliber Awards are submitted by the manufacturers for the various product categories and are evaluated for uniqueness, market need, value of the product, ingenuity, and presentation.

“For the second year in a row the Sig Sauer P365 micro-compact concealed carry pistol has been honored with a Caliber Award.  This year we brought new innovation to the P365 pistol, and concealed carry, with the P365 SAS,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer, Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, Sig Sauer, Inc.

“Our proprietary SAS technology removed all the snag points from the pistol and integrated the sights directly into the slide with a flush-mounted FT Bullseye sight that’s intuitive, and easy for the trained or untrained eye to pick-up for fast target acquisition," Taylor said. "We could not be more proud to have our continued innovation to the market-leading P365 recognized by these two organizations.”

The SIG SAUER P365 SAS is a 9mm, polymer, striker-fired pistol with a Nitron finish. The pistol features the Sig Anti-Snag technology slide treatment with a flush-mounted FT bullseye fiber-tritium night sight, flat controls, a ported slide and barrel for less muzzle flip, a high-capacity, patented modified double-stack magazine for a 10+1 full-size capacity, and ships with (1) 10-round magazine, and (1) 10-round extended magazine (12-round and 15-round magazines available separately.)

The award was presented at the NASGW Awards Dinner on Oct. 16 in Orlando.


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