Shooting Sports Industry News: McMillan A-10 Shipping; Sig Sauer Commemorative Pistols

In the latest shooting sports industry news, the new McMillan A-10 riflestock is shipping and Sig Sauer releases commemorative pistols to benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Shooting Sports Industry News: McMillan A-10 Shipping; Sig Sauer Commemorative Pistols

Sig Sauer has released three commemorative pistols, with a portion of proceeds going to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. (Photo: Sig Sauer)

Here is some of the latest shooting sports industry news:

McMillan’s new A-10 rifle stock, a PRS-style tactical stock designed for shooters of a smaller stature, is now available to ship.

The A-10 incorporates many features of McMillan's popular tactical stocks but in a compact format to facilitate the ergonomic needs of smaller-frame shooters. It combines a thinner forearm reminiscent of the A3-5, a butt hook similar to the A-5, and the sleek lines of the A-6 into a well-balanced tactical package. The vertical grip is positioned further forward than other A-series stocks, which allows for a more relaxed 90-degree trigger finger placement due to the shorter trigger reach — perfect for shooters with smaller hands.

The grip also features a small shelf that serves as a hand stop to assist in consistent hand placement and reduce fatigue. To further accommodate smaller-frame shooters, the adjustable buttstock can deliver a length-of-pull as short as 12 inches. An adjustable cheek riser ensures optimal head alignment.

"We consulted many of the top shooters in the country throughout the R&D process of the A-10," said Britainy McMillan, McMillan VP of Operations, "including Regina Milkovich, one of the top competitors in Precision Rifle Series competition. We wanted to know what the pros would like to see in a precision stock, and the result is the A-10. We feel this is the optimal rifle platform not only for women and other small-stature shooters, but especially for the youth shooter. The overall design, coupled with full adjustability in length-of-pull and cheek piece height, provides a stock that younger shooters can 'grow with and not grow out of.' We also went with the A-10 designation because this is a totally new stock in the McMillan lineup." 

McMillan offers fiberglass stocks across the tactical, hunting, benchrest, competition, and ultralight categories, with many customization options to fit the individual shooter, including adjustable butt plates, cheek pieces, colors, and finishes. Factory-inletted stocks are offered for most popular rifle configurations by an extensive list of leading firearm manufacturers or choose between flat top or basic inletting for gunsmith-level custom builds.

Sig Sauer Releases Commemorative Pistols

Sig Sauer has released three commemorative pistols to benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The pistols include a 1911 Nitron, 1911 Stainless, and P320 Carry that are exclusively engraved to honor law enforcement. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each pistol will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund was founded in 1984 whose mission is to tell the story of American Law Enforcement, remember the fallen, and make it safer for those that serve. NLEOMF built and maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, the nation’s monument to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, and the National Law Enforcement Museum. NLEOMF is the organizer of National Police Week, and conducts research into officer fatality trends and issues.

“SIG SAUER honors our law enforcement officers who put themselves in harms way every day, while remembering those that paid the ultimate sacrifice,” said Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Vice President Law Enforcement Sales. “The production of these unique pistols will raise awareness for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, and provide funding to support the important work they do on behalf of our nation’s law enforcement officers.”

The commemorative NLEOMF pistols available are:

SIG SAUER 1911 Nitron: A Nitron coated stainless steel frame and slide engraved on the right side with the memorial badge and rose, and the words “National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.” The top of the slide is engraved and colored with the American Flag and Thin Blue Line, and the left side is adorned with the words “Respect, Honor, Remember,” and one of the Protector Lions symbolizing the protective nature of our law enforcement officers. The NLEOMF 1911 Nitron is a .45 auto, hammer fired pistol, with SIGLITE Night Sights, deeply checkered Rosewood grips, and comes with three 8-round magazines. From the sale of each pistol, $100 will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

SIG SAUER 1911 Stainless: A stainless steel frame and slide engraved on the right side with one of the Protector Lions from the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall. The top of the slide is adorned with the memorial badge and rose, and the words “Respect, Honor, Remember,” and the left of the slide is engraved with the quote “It is not how these officers died that made them heroes it is how they lived.”  The NLEOMF 1911 Stainless is a .45 auto, hammer fired pistol, with SIGLITE Night Sights, deeply checkered Blackwood grips, and comes with three 8-round magazines. From the sale of each pistol, $100 will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

SIG SAUER P320 Carry: A Nitron coated stainless steel frame and slide engraved with the National Law Enforcement Memorial Logo. The NLEOMF P320 Carry is a 9mm striker-fired pistol, with a Carry grip module, featuring SIGLITE Night Sights, ambidextrous slide catch lever, and includes three 17-round magazines. From the sale of each pistol, $50 will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

The pistols will be distributed exclusively through Kroll international and available through June 1, 2020. 

GPO USA Unveils New Website

German Precision Optics USA announced the launch of its newly revamped website today. This redesigned site boasts a clean design as well as an intuitive and consistent site-wide navigation system with improved functionality that directs visitors to the information most relevant to their needs.

The new site introduces a range of new content including a dealer locator, enhanced shipping/order system, demo sales, product demonstration videos, a press page, an accessory page, a promotions page, an awards page and a page to download product images and catalogs. By moving to a WordPress/WooCommerce platform, the Website loading speed has increased by 20 percent. Additionally, the shopping experience is now enhanced by being self-hosted within the domain.

“While our former site served us well, it was important to us to be able to deliver a better user experience to our customers, bringing more intuitive navigation in a more simplified way to deliver information on our products,” said Michael Jensen, GPO USA owner and CEO. “These updates show the evolution of our company since its founding three years ago, and they pave the way for how we are growing and moving forward.”

Among the new features, the site contains integrated social media buttons for Facebook and Twitter to foster improved communication with clients. The website will be updated on a regular basis with news of product launches, business activity, corporate milestones, events and press releases. Customers are encouraged to explore the website and sign up for direct emails from the company at the bottom of the main page.

Reno Cerakote Launches New Website

Reno Cerakote has launched a new website —

Reno Cerakote has been working towards rebranding the company in the last year, including a new logo prior to the 2019 SHOT Show.

“We’re very excited about the rebranding, especially the focus on our most important assets, our employees. We can’t wait for our existing and new customers to see the site,” said Mike Orms, Director of Operations at Reno Cerakote. 

“When creating the site, we wanted a sleek and minimalist appearance in order to let the imagery of the Cerakote, Laser Imaging and Hydrographic work be the main focus,” said Cassidy Blanton, Marketing Coordinator at Reno Cerakote.

The site is designed to look cutting edge and showcase the technology that Reno Cerakote possesses and the quality coating application they provide. The site includes photos and videos showcasing finished products, products in production, robotics, the supercell production line as well as the staff.

Taurus Adds Viridian Grip Lasers for 856, 856 Ultra-Lite

Taurus has enhanced the performance of its popular carry concealed revolver with the introduction of Viridian Grip Lasers. The new grip option for the Taurus 856 and 856 Ultra-Lite provides fast target acquisition under high-stress defensive situations.

Designed for everyday concealed carry in a robust .38 Special +P platform, the 856 and 856UL series pistols provide 6-shot capacity with spurred hammer, DA/SA performance. The new Viridian Grip Laser models now deliver a dual sighting system as a back up for the included iron sights or as a primary sight for both day and nighttime use. 

The red laser is incorporated into the right side of the grip for clear illumination on the target. Integrated into the ergonomic grip is an intuitive switch that automatically activates the laser once the shooter achieves a shooting grip. The laser range is effective up to 25 yards in daylight and up to one mile at night. Adjustable for both windage and elevation, the laser has a battery life of up to four hours.

For rapid target acquisition on the range or in a defense condition, the 856 and 856UL pistols with the Viridian Laser Grip option ensure on-target performance in any situation.

Outdoor Solutions, Remington Partner for Long-Range Shooting School

Outdoor Solutions has partnered with Remington, which becomes the official rifle sponsor of its Long-Range Shooting Schools. The partnership entails providing each long-range shooting student with the latest innovative Remington rifles during Outdoor Solutions Long-Range Schools in Texas, Utah and Michigan. 

"Remington has produced some of the best-selling firearms of all time and is one of the most iconic brands in the outdoor industry," said Outdoor Solutions founder Greg Ray. "We strive to provide the best training available and only want to partner with the best for our shooters to provide top-tier long distance training. We welcome Remington and look forward to a long and productive relationship."

Beginning with Eliphalet Remington's first hand-built rifle in 1816, Remington continues to produce innovative, high-quality products. From the wildly popular Model 870 shotgun to the venerable Model 700 rifle, Remington enjoys a rich history of producing legendary firearms. Remington continues to expand its footprint to meet the challenges and demands of today's hunters and shooters.

"Remington is very pleased to be working with Greg Ray and his team at Outdoor Solutions," said Remington Public Relations Manager Eric Suarez. "We have been looking for some time for the right long-range shooting school to sponsor and when this opportunity presented itself, we just knew it was the right one. The vision, ethos and morals of each company marry very well and there is no doubt this will be a successful venture."

Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Outdoor Solutions provides expert instruction at long-range shooting schools in Texas and Utah and has has trained hundreds of shooters and hunters to extend their effective shooting ranges. Outdoor Solutions also provides outdoor enthusiasts access to hundreds of pre-vetted hunting and fishing destinations around the world. The Outdoor Solutions staff has successfully planned thousands of hunting excursions, fishing trips and corporate retreats.


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