Shooting Sports News: Bangers Adds JTS Shotguns; Allen Duffel Display Strengthens Layouts

Shooting Sports News: Bangers Adds JTS Shotguns; Allen Duffel Display Strengthens Layouts

JTS Shotguns, known for its model M12AK and M12AR 12-gauge semiauto shotgun platforms, has partnered with Bangers LP to distribute its products to independent retailers.

The JTS M12AK and M12AR models are standard 12-gauge shotguns capable of handling 2 ¾” and 3” shotshell loads. Featuring chrom-lined barrels that accommodate Rem choke replacement choke tubes, 4-position gas system adjustments, flat top picatinny rail sections, and two 5-round accessory magazines, the JTS shotgun line is packed with features yet extremely affordable to own.

Each of the AR and AK variants are offered with fixed-position butt stocks and choice of either standard polymer forearm or M-Lock aluminum hand rail. Additional 10-round magazines are available and will be stocked at Bangers. With MSRP’s ranging from $549-$649, JTS Shotguns hit a very attractive retail price point. To learn more about the versatile AR and AK style JTS Shotgun lineup, visit

Bangers also has hired Chris Davenport to serve as a Buyer within its purchasing team.

Davenport most recently held the position of Product Line Manager with Palmetto State Armory. In this role, Davenport managed purchasing and demand planning for the ammunition category across five retail locations as well as E-Commerce sales. Previous to working for PSA, Davenport served as a Category Manager/Buyer for United Sporting Companies. Over his 6-year career with USC, Davenport was responsible for procurement and inventory management for the ammunition category.

Cockman Joins EOTech as VP Commercial, Law Enforcement Sales

Industry veteran Mark Cockman has joined EOTech as Vice President of U.S. Commercial and Law Enforcement Sales, reporting to Ed Schoppman.

Cockman was a certified Utah Peace Officer from 1989-2016, working for Salt Lake County Sheriff from 1989-2001. He served equal time in patrol, investigations, and special operations. After leaving he remained active as a reserve officer until 2016 (serving with Salt Lake County Constable and Summit County Sheriff's Office). Cockman has worked in sales teams for ProForce, Remington, Aimpoint, L3 and EOTECH since 2001. He holds a BS in Political Science and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Utah.

EOTech also has completed a restructuring of its Manufacturers Sales Representatives. U.S. territories are now covered by these Rep Agencies:

Odle Sales ( — Commercial resellers and State/Local Law Enforcement agencies/distributors in = Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska.

Commercial only resellers, excluding Law Enforcement — West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida.

Ahern Group ( — Commercial resellers and State/Local Law Enforcement agencies/distributors in = Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma.

Thomas F. Gowen & Sons ( — Commercial resellers and State/Local Law Enforcement agencies/distributors in = Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut.

Simpson Sales Company ( — State/Local Law Enforcement agencies/distributors only in = West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida.

Transwestern Sales — Commercial resellers and State/Local Law Enforcement agencies/distributors in = California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii.

Halleron New VP Sales for Fiocchi

Michael Halleron is the new Vice President of Sales for Fiocchi.

Halleron said, “I am very excited to be a part of the Fiocchi family of ammunition. With their expanding portfolio and company vision clearly outlined, I look forward to playing an integral part of the brand.”

“As Fiocchi continues to expand its footprint within the ammunition category, developing a team of experienced and respected industry representatives is vital to a strong and successful brand,” said Anthony Acitelli, president and CEO of Fiocchi of America. “Having Halleron at the helm of our sales force will continue to strengthen our relationships within the industry while providing expertise and guidance to the staff, as well as Fiocchi customers. We are fortunate to have him on board as part of the Fiocchi story.”

With the recent acquisition of Baschieri & Pellagri, Fiocchi will have four manufacturing plants located on two continents: its manufacturing plant of Fiocchi in Lecco, the Baschieri & Pellagri operation in Marano di Castenaso, the production facility in Ozark, MO, and the recently acquired Little Rock, AR facility.

Celerant Technology Celebrates 21st Anniversary

Celerant Technology, a provider of innovative retail software for the firearms industry, is celebrating its 21st anniversary.

Brothers Ian Goldman, President and CEO, and Robert Goldman, Vice President and CTO, built the company from scratch. During a time when the Internet was just taking off, Celerant was founded to help dealers expand past their storefront and manage every aspect of their business with one of the first real-time, omnichannel retail systems. In addition to being an early provider of integrated eCommerce, Celerant’s point of sale solution allowed dealers to manage inventory and fulfill online orders from their store locations before "omnichannel fulfillment" was a buzzword.

“As a company, we have always provided the technology retailers need to overcome any challenge the industry throws at them,” said Ian Goldman. “Over this past year, I am especially proud of the hard work and dedication of our employees. As a team, we pivoted quickly and developed newer technology to ensure our retail clients can continue moving forward during one of the most challenging times the industry has faced. We thank all our employees; along with our partners and firearm retail clients for their commitment and dedication.”

SAAMI Approves True Velocity Membership

The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute (SAAMI) has announced Texas-based True Velocity has been approved as SAAMI’s newest member. True Velocity, which manufactures composite-cased ammunition for military, law enforcement and civilian use, will have full voting rights, and members of True Velocity’s leadership team will be named to SAAMI committees in the coming weeks.

SAAMI is an association of the nation’s leading manufacturers of firearms, ammunition and components. The U.S. federal government tasks SAAMI to create and promote technical, performance and safety standards for firearms, ammunition, and components, as well as to be the preeminent global resource for the safe and responsible transportation, storage, and use of these products.

“We are honored to have True Velocity voted into membership by SAAMI,” said True Velocity’s CEO, Kevin Boscamp. “Our goal is to continue to push the industry forward in terms of products, manufacturing, safety and technology. Having a seat at the table with SAAMI will help ensure future products are designed and manufactured with the precision consumers deserve.”

As the first manufacturer focused exclusively on composite-cased cartridges to be inducted into SAAMI, True Velocity will help set the standards and performance specifications for new cartridges in the future.

ASP Hires Brownlee as Director of Government Sales

Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP), a leading provider of law enforcement products and training, has hired John Brownlee as Director of Government Sales.

Brownlee brings to the role 20 years of sales and management experience — half of them in the public safety industry — and has worked for leading companies in the retail and manufacturing sectors. Most recently, he was a Territory Business Manager for Elbeco Uniforms, and prior to that he held management positions at Galls and Atlantic Tactical.

“We have known John for some time, and are excited to have him join the team," said ASP Vice President of Sales Daryell Harmon. "He’s established and respected in the industry, and already has significant experience selling ASP products, so we know he’ll hit the ground running.”

Allen Company Offers Duffel Display Promotion Program

For retailers looking to freshen up their visual layouts and improve floor fixturing, Allen Company has launched a Duffel Display Promotional Program where retailers receive both multiple free samples of duffel bag products, and a strategic means to display them in pivotal areas of their store.

In order to receive a free Duffel Display Rack all a retailer has to do is to purchase a minimum number of duffel bags, and both the loaded sample display rack and order shipment is sent to their respective store.

The Terrain Basin Duffel bags are a small part of the broader Terrain brand assortment comprised of:

— Hunting Backpacks and Daypacks ranging from 3000 to 1300 cubic inches

— Binocular Harness Systems for optics and essential gear storage

— Dynamic Waist Pack Platforms for carrying smaller cargos.

RSR Group Adds Christensen Arms

RSR Group is pleased to announce the addition of Christensen Arms, which offers bolt action rifles, modern sporting rifles and modern sporting pistols now available for purchase through RSR Group.

With over 25 years of firearms experience focused on using top-tier aerospace materials and processes, Christensen Arms is known for its pioneering and patented technology resulting from the development of the first carbon fiber rifle barrel.

“We are pleased to offer our retailers Christensen Arms products,” said Christina Fisher, Sr. Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of RSR Group, Inc. “Their innovation and focus on quality and performance make their firearms an excellent addition to our assortment and a trusted choice for our retailers.”

Christensen Arms Partners With Harris Global Marketing

Christensen Arms has partnered with Joel Harris of Harris Global Marketing & Communications for its public relations and media needs.

Harris will handle the day-to-day communications with journalists, publications and editors ensuring timely assets are delivered and tight deadlines are met. Along with creating and distributing the company’s press releases, Harris will also be the point of contact for all sample products and image requests.

“With over 20 years of experience and expertise handling PR for some of the industry’s leading brands, we know that we have the right partner in Harris Global Marketing & Communications,” said Stephen Graham, SVP of Marketing, Christensen Arms. “This is just one of the key strategic partnerships we have made to elevate the brand awareness of Christensen Arms.”

SCI Moves to Virtual 18th African Wildlife Consultative Forum

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and international travel restrictions, the Safari Club International Foundation will now host the 18th African Wildlife Consultative Forum entirely virtual from Nov. 10-12.

SCIF's premier activity in Africa, the AWCF, brings together government officials, professional hunting associations, wildlife biologists, community-based organizations and other stakeholders annually to discuss priority wildlife conservation issues in Africa.

The event was originally scheduled for Kasane, Botswana - where the first AWCF was held in 2002 - in partnership with the Botswana Ministry of Environment, Natural Resource Conservation and Tourism. The Botswana partners will now serve in a more limited host role for this virtual format in 2020, but already have committed to hosting the 2021 AWCF.

SCIF's virtual agenda will include an opening session with official remarks, discussions on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on wildlife conservation, livelihoods and hunting tourism, an address from the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on trophy importation policy, and a highlighted session featuring community leaders and support organizations. Breakout sessions will cover anti-hunting legislative issues and international conventions such as CITES, and the event will also address the pressing needs in giraffe and leopard conservation.

With ongoing threats to hunting, conservation, and community wildlife management in an uncertain political climate, the AWCF is necessary now more than ever. To learn more about the AWCF, visit

Sentry Products Group Updates Website Name, Platform

Sentry Products Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor of products designed for the specific needs of elite forces, military, law enforcement, and the shooting sports markets, announce a new domain name for the company’s website. The previous domain, and ecommerce platform,, will continue to redirect to the new domain,

“We feel the new domain is more descriptive of who we are as a company and the customers we serve,” Terry Naughton, President of Sentry Products Group, explained. “This past year has presented new challenges on how our company goes to market and communicates with our dealers and our end users. As we leverage our success in the commercial market to gain market share in the law enforcement and military communities, we are incorporating new marketing efforts that include dedicated staff, new marketing materials and content, and of course, new product offerings for 2021.”

In addition to the new domain name, new hires in strategic marketing and sales positions, SENTRY Products Group has signed Laura Burgess Marketin to assist with public and media relations, and other marketing functions as the company continues its growth pattern.

Palmetto State Armory New Sponsor for Industry Day at the Range

Palmetto State Armory will be the exclusive On-Ground Staff Transportation Sponsor at the 2021 Industry Day at the Range day event.

The 16th annual event will take place at the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club in Boulder City, Nevada, on Jan. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

As the On-Ground Transportation for the upcoming Industry Day at the Range, Palmetto State Armory will display a huge selection of R15 Uppers, AR15 Parts, Ammunition, Handguns, Rifles, Shotguns and Shooting Accessories to attendees in their exclusive bay, SR-10.

Diamond Age NeoSteel Tactical Helmet Accessories Available

Texas-based, materials science and ballistics specialists, Diamond Age, unveiled the next generation steel NeoSteel™ Helmet in August, and now offer the first two helmet accessories, designed specifically for the NeoSteel Helmet.

The NeoSteel Helmet is a modular combat helmet produced using the most technologically advanced metal alloys resulting in a helmet that meets and exceeds VPAM-3 + Special Threats ballistic requirements. The design is based on the combat-proven M1 steel-pot helmet and is the evolutionary descendant featuring all-day comfort, balance, protection, and unlike the current K-pot polymer produced helmets today, will not degrade over time and weaken its protective capabilities.

The first two NeoSteel Helmet accessories available are the Combat Circlet and the Face Protector. The NeoSteel Ventail face protector offers the wearer an enhanced protection platform from ballistic threats. It covers the face, side of the head, and a portion of the anterior neck. It mounts easily and quickly to the helmet using the four retention system holes on the shell and protects from blunt impact, blast overpressure, and debris. The Ventail is also fully compatible with most ballistic glasses and offers an unconstrained field-of-view while being lighter in weight and tougher than traditional transparent ballistic visors. 

“Unlike the composite helmets on the market today, the NeoSteel Helmet will serve the warfighter or LEO for years to come. Advances in steel technologies now enable a helmet that performs better than Kevlar or polyethylene composite helmets in many respects,” said Diamond Age CEO Jake Ganor. “A big plus for the wearer is that the helmet shell is largely incapable of deformation, so there's a greatly reduced risk of behind helmet head trauma.”

For agencies concerned with “behind armor trauma,” in which the LEO or warfighter suffers from neck injuries due to the head acceleration from a ballistic hit, the NeoSteel Helmet spreads the kinetic energy load across the entire padding system protecting from any blunt impact injuries. Only the NeoSteel Helmet gives the wearer edge-to-edge protection with over 110 square inches of solid protection.

Diamond Age NeoSteel Helmet is now available in Black, Green, or Tan and in Medium or Large/Extra-Large for an MSRP starting at $195.00. The Combat Circlet is an additional $125.00 and the Ventail face protector is $187. Please allow anywhere from seven to fifteen weeks for helmets with accessories to ship.


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