Shooting Industry News: Savage Debut at NASGW; Sig MPX Copperhead Gets Upgrades

In the latest shooting sports industry news, Savage Arms will debut new rifles at the NASGW show and Sig Sauer has added some upgrades to its MPX Copperhead rifle.

Shooting Industry News: Savage Debut at NASGW; Sig MPX Copperhead Gets Upgrades

Some of the latest shooting sports industry news:

Savage Arms will debut its new Precision Series rifles at the 2019 National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers Expo, scheduled for Oct. 22-25 in Tampa.

“The 2019 NASGW Expo will be an exciting time for the newly independent Savage Arms,” said Rob Gates, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Savage Arms. “This will be our first opportunity to show off some of what we’ve been building—new guns that will change the way you think about Savage.”

Savage Arms will be in Booth 335.

In addition to its current catalog and the recent additions to the Model 110 line, Savage will display the new Precision Series of centerfire and rimfire rifles. Savage also will offer select previews of their new 2020 line-up behind closed doors. Contact Diana Heggeness at to schedule a meeting.

Sig Sauer Upgrades MPX Copperhead

Sig Sauer has upgraded its ultra-compact MPX Copperhead with new features, including a suppressor-ready barrel with A2 flash-hider, expanded 30-round magazine capacity, and a full-black finish.

The rifle is now available exclusively through the Bill Hicks distribution network.

Completely ambidextrous, the SIG MPX Copperhead is great for left- or right-handed shooters with its dual-sided selector switch, magazine release, charging handle and bolt release. It operates from a fully-closed and locked rotating bolt, offering enhanced reliability and safety in use. A short-stroke gas piston allows the MPX Copperhead to run all weights and brands of 9mm ammunition with no adjustments to the gas valve.

The MPX Copperhead features a monolithic elite Series black anodized finish upper receiver, a 3.5” threaded suppressor-ready barrel with A2 flash-hider, 2-position pistol contour brace with integrated brace knuckle, PDW pistol grip, a single-stage trigger, and ships with (1) 30-round polymer magazine.

For more information about the MPX Copperhead from Bill Hicks visit

Smith & Wesson Offering Shield Rebate

Smith & Wesson will offer a $50 Smith & Wesson prepaid card with the purchase of select, new M&P 9 Shield and M&P 380 Shield EZ firearms this autumn.

The M&P Shield $50 rebate is valid on qualifying firearms purchased from Oct. 14 to Dec. 8. With more than 3 million sold, the M&P Shield pistol series has become one of the most popular personal protection handguns on the market.

Purchasers of a new M&P9 Shield and/or M&P380 Shield EZ pistol from the categories below during the Oct. 14-Dec. 8 dates will be eligible to receive the following:

  • $50 Smith & Wesson prepaid credit card on any new, qualifying M&P9 Shield pistol.
  • Performance Center M&P9 Shield pistols are included in this offer.
  • $50 Smith & Wesson prepaid credit card on any new, qualifying M&P380 Shield EZ pistol.

Performance Center M&P380 Shield EZ pistols are excluded from this offer.

To participate, customers must complete and submit the online rebate form at All submissions must include proof of purchase and be submitted through the website on or before Jan. 8, 2020. To expedite processing and fulfillment, all claims must be made through the website.

For complete terms and conditions visit

Winchester Ammunition Expands 50-Caliber Production

Winchester, a world-leader in ammunition manufacturing, is expanding its 50-caliber capacity to better meet the global demand.

The added capacity will be manufactured at Winchester’s state-of-the-art facility in Oxford, Mississippi, and will be available in Q3, 2020.

Winchester is the largest commercial manufacturer of small caliber ammunition to the U.S. military, providing advanced small caliber capabilities to the American warfighter with state of the art manufacturing and engineering expertise.

Blackhawk Unveils New, Updated Website

Blackhawk has launched a new website,, to offer an enhanced user experience and continue the company's mission of delivering high-end tactical products for working professionals.

The new website provides enhanced navigation for all users. In addition, Blackhawk is offering free shipping on all orders regardless of order size. This exclusive offer will continue indefinitely.

To help better accommodate users in their selection of a new holster, the Blackhawk website features an easy-to-use Holster Selector tool. It allows handgun owners to quickly narrow the choices available for their personal firearm by having them answer a series of questions, each intended to select the best holster that fits his or her needs.

Additional features include a dedicated section for Blachawk Ambassadors and a new Content/Video section.

Team HIVIZ Shooters Shine in Utah

Team HIVIZ shooters Max Michel, Tim Yackley and Lena Miculek claimed high honors at the 2019 USPSA Sig-Carry Optics & PCC "HI-CAP" 2019 National Championship in Hurricane, Utah.

The event was Sept. 22-28 with hundreds of shooters from around the world taking part in the USPSA Championships.

Michel won the USPSA Carry Optics National Championship for the fourth straight year. This was his 12th USPSA National Championship title and his 23rd Overall National Championship title combined (USPSA/IPSC/Steel Nationals).

Miculek took High Lady in the PCC HI-Cap Nationals and 9th overall. She was the defending Ladies champion. Yackley placed 3rd overall in the PCC H-Cap Nationals.

Legacy Sports International Showing at NASGW

Legacy Sports International will show some of its new 2020 items at the upcoming NASGW Expo show in Orlando.

Legacy Sports will be in Booth 1921. The show is Oct. 22-25.

New items will include the new Howa caliber offerings and stock options ranging from chassis rifles, HS Precisions, Hogue stocks and a multitude of Cerakote and camo favorites. The popular Pointer shotgun lineup will expand on its selection of Over-Unders and Semi Autos while continuing to offer a solid adult and youth selection.

Citadel’s new 1911 battleworn American flag ammo can package will be on display within the booth. The package includes a Citadel 1911 Cerakote Flag pistol with a matching Cerakote Flag Ammo can fitted with a foam insert.

AmChar Now Carrying Radical Firearms Products

AmChar Wholesale, a New York based distributor, is now carrying Radical Firearms products.

Radical Firearms is a Texas firearms and parts manufacturer with a growing lineup of AR pistols, AR style rifles, silencers and machine guns. They manufacture most everything in-house and offer products for everyone from military and law enforcement to competitive shooters.

"We are proud to offer the Radical Firearms product line to our customers," says Tony DiChario, President and CEO at AmChar Wholesale. "We are very impressed with the products that Radical Firearms is producing and we respect their company and what they stand for. We feel that they are a great fit for AmChar and look forward to growing their brand together."

Free Webinar: How To Minimize ATF Violation Risk

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Please complete the form using this link and select Webinar - Managing Peak Volume Gun Store Compliance from the drop-down menu labeled "I'd Like to Learn More About." An Orchid team member will email you with the webinar information.

Exhibit Space Still Remains for SHOT Range Day

SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range has limited exhibit space still available for companies wishing to showcase products to more than 1,800 members of the media and buyers.

The 15th annual Industry Day at the Range will take place at the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club in Boulder City, Nevada, on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.—one day prior to SHOT Show. You do not need to be an exhibitor of SHOT Show to exhibit.

Available spaces include:

  • Media Lunch Sponsorship:
  • 100-yard Exclusive Bay
  • 10x10 shooting area - $5,500
  • 100-yard rifle
  • 200-500-yard rifle
  • 100-1,000-yard rifle
  • Shotgun (clay targets)
  • Shared exclusive bay - $7,500
  • 25-yard full-auto capability
  • Archery - $4,500
  • Airgun - $4,500
  • Less-lethal - $4,500
  • ATV/truck demo - $5,000
  • Show trailer space - $5/square foot
  • Non-shooting - $2,000

Industry Day at the Range has released special pricing for first time exhibitors. Email to receive pricing information.

Meprolight Showing New Optics at NASGW

Meprolight will be exhibiting at the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) Expo in Orlando in Booth #523.

Meprolight, a renowned supplier for militaries and law enforcement agencies around the globe, opened the U.S. division early 2019 to facilitate a closer relationship with U.S. distributors and retailers with a goal of reaching the U.S. commercial market. Meprolight’s products offer the American consumer some of the latest innovations in electro-optic sight systems for handguns and long guns for target shooting, hunting or home defense.

All of Meprolight’s products offer energy-efficiency, large window displays, compact housing systems, easy-to-use controls, multiple reticle options, quick detach mechanisms and superior clarity and performance in any environmental condition. 

Meprolight revolutionized the weapon sight industry with the Mepro Foresight, a first-of-its-kind augmented weapon sight capable of projecting essential tactical data on the transparent optical lens in real-time. Utilizing Bluetooth interface to connect with the Foresight’s mobile app for Android or iPhone, the user can store up to 10 zeroing firearms profiles or user profiles, so the sight can be removed and replaced without ever having to re-zero. It also has access to a large database of reticles for tactical scenarios and to receive firmware updates and new features, as they are released to market.

Additionally, Meprolight will have the Mepro RDS Pro V.2 on hand, as well as the Mepro MicroRDS. Both electro-optical red-dot sights are the latest generation with the RDS PRO V.2 featuring an optimized combination, more brightness positions, and they support red and green aiming patterns and multiple selections of aiming patterns.

Meprolight’s self-illuminated sight offerings include the FT Bullseye, similar to an optical sight, but in a small, low profile with an aim point in the form of an illuminated dot and circle bullseye. 

The Mepro MX3 T, a new magnifying scope with an integrated side flip adaptor and 3X magnification, is designed for the distance shooter. Also, new is the Mepro FT Single Dot and FT Two Dot, fiber-tritium optimized for day and night brightness on a super compact, low-profile platform.


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