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Press Release
October 20, 2014


New sight specifically designed for use
on AR-15 and M4 carbine style rifles
Aimpoint ACO

   Chantilly, VA, October 20, 2014 – Aimpoint, the originator and worldwide leader in electronic red dot sighting technology, has announced the introduction of a new sight designed specifically for modern sporting rifles such as the AR-15. This new product, known as the Aimpoint Carbine Optic (ACO), expands upon the company’s already proven designs and focuses these features into a high quality, entry priced optic.

This new sight was developed with the modern sporting rifle owner in mind, and the ACO is ready to mount and shoot directly out of the box. A full suite of branded accessories, such as front and rear flip covers, an anti-reflection filter, and spare battery holders are available from dealers, and allow users to customize the sight to fit their specific requirements. The ACO pairs a 30mm aluminum alloy sight tube with an extremely rugged fixed height mount designed to provide absolute co-witness with AR-15 backup iron sights. A two minute of angle (2 MOA) red dot is utilized to allow maximum target acquisition speed and accuracy at all distances. The ACO is completely waterproof, and offers one year of constant-on use from a single 1/3N battery.

“The Aimpoint Carbine Optic is the smart choice for today’s modern sporting rifle owner,” said Brian Lisankie, President of Aimpoint Inc. “By choosing this optic, shooters get a premium Aimpoint sight at an extremely friendly price point. If you own an AR-15 rifle, the ACO is exactly what you need to complete the package.”

The Aimpoint Carbine Optic has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $393, and will be available from Aimpoint dealers in mid-to late October. For more information on Aimpoint and the new ACO, visit the company’s website at:


SCI Foundation Auctioning Off a One-Hunter Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep Hunt
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Tucson, AZ – Joseph Hosmer, President Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation), announced Monday that the SCI Foundation has partnered with the Fort Belknap Indian Community Council and Bud Martin at Redbone Outfitting to auction off a one-hunter Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep hunt.

This auction will offer the winner an extremely rare opportunity to hunt a Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep from the world-renown Missouri River Breaks of Montana. The Missouri Breaks is known for its extraordinarily large rams, some of the biggest in North America. This is the first time in years that the Fort Belknap Indian Community is allowing a sheep hunt.

The 7-day hunt can take place anytime between November 10, 2014 and December 31, 2014. Any method of take is allowed, but rifle is preferred. The hunt includes a license/tag from the Fort Belknap Indian Community, two guides, meals and lodging at Redbone Outfitting’s Zortman facility for the duration of the 7-day hunt. The hunter is responsible for transportation to and from the lodge. Additional days can be added through Redbone Outfitting for an additional charge. Contact Redbone Outfitting for details on the price.

For more information about the hunt contact Mr. Bud Martin at Redbone Outfitting ( at (406) 370-5419 or Mr. Jon Wemple at (406) 369-1771


This will be an online auction held from Tuesday September 23, 2014 until Sunday October 12, 2014.


With over 60 wildlife conservation projects in more than two-dozen countries, SCI Foundation is the driving force behind international wildlife conservation.

  • Since 2000, SCI Foundation has spent over $60 million to advance conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian services worldwide.
  • SCI Foundation has annual conservation expenditures in excess of $1 million.
  • The SCI Foundation coordinates the largest annual wildlife management conference held in Africa, called the African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF), creating a collaborative forum for parties interested in science-based management of wildlife.

For information about SCI Foundation Conservation Programs, contact Michelle Tacconelli, Conservation Research and Program Coordinator, SCI Foundation at 202-543-8733 ext. 8171 or [email protected]


Safari Club International Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that funds and directs worldwide programs dedicated to wildlife conservation and outdoor education. Any contribution may be tax deductible under Internal Revenue Code section 170(c) as a charitable contribution to the extent permitted by law. Tax deductible amount of gift is reduced by the “Fair Market Value” of any goods, services, or advantages that a sponsor receives for the donation. EIN #86-0292099

Armed American Radio with Mark Walters at the Gun Rights Policy Conference September 27-28
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Atlanta, GA- Armed American Radio with host Mark Walters will be broadcasting from the Gun Rights Policy Conference this weekend, September 27-28. Sponsored by the Second Amendment Foundation, this year’s conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago, Illinois. Mark will also be one of the featured guest speakers at the event.

“This is the single most important annual forum for gun rights.  The fact that America’s most important gun rights activists will congregate at the conference for the weekend makes it only natural to broadcast the show from the location and bring those voices together on one broadcast.”

Armed American Radio is syndicated nationally by the Salem Radio Network and heard in hundreds of cities every Sunday from 8-11 pm ET, 5-8 pm PT.


For more information about Mark Walters and Armed American Radio, please and

About the USCCA:The U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) is the first and largest, member-owned association designed to educate, train, and insure responsibly armed Americans. USCCA members receive access to a wealth of industry information and insurance protection through its Self-Defense SHIELD program. The USCCA also provides expert advice, product information, and the latest news centered around the concealed carry lifestyle via email, social media, Concealed Carry Magazine, and their nationally syndicated radio program Armed American Radio. The United States Concealed Carry Association is a subsidiary of Delta Defense, LLC. Delta Defense, LLC was founded in 2004 by Tim Schmidt and is committed to supporting and educating responsible Americans who carry concealed.
Square is “Square” about Gun Sales!
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For Gun Shop Owners, It’s No Longer Hip to Be ‘Square’

Brownells Sponsors Outdoor Channel’s new show – The Gunfather
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Brownells is proud to announce it is the presenting sponsor of Outdoor Channel’s new show, The Gunfather, debuting Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 8PM and 11:30PM (ET).

The Gunfather follows Lou Tuminaro, his wife Theresa, father Joe, and his three children who moved from New York City to Hamilton, Montana, to open The Custom Shop LLC –a vintage firearm restoration and sales business. A longtime businessman and gun restoration expert, Tuminaro travels the country finding rare and collectible firearms, brings them back to his shop for restoration and sells them to customers worldwide.

Dubbed a blend of American PickersOrange County Choppers and American Restoration, viewers will be entertained by Tuminaro’s city-inspired, take-no-prisoners attitude when closing deals. Conversely, the nurturing, fun-loving family man is apparent when Lou interacts with his father, wife and children.

“We are excited to have Brownells as the presenting sponsor of ‘The Gunfather’ on Outdoor Channel. The world’s largest supplier of firearms accessories and gunsmithing tools, Brownells is the ideal partner for our show, which is focused on a family-run firearms sales and restoration business,” said Louie Tuminaro.

“What happens when a New Yorker opens a gun business in Montana? Brownells wants everyone to know,” said Pete Brownell, CEO of Brownells. “Like my family, Lou has combined his passion for family and firearms; we think ‘The Gunfather’ is a great story and will be a great show. We’re very excited to work with Outdoor Channel and the Tuminaro family to help bring their unique story to anyone who appreciates the American Dream.”

In addition to its Wednesday prime-time and late-night airings, The Gunfather will air Thursdays at 11:30AM, Fridays at 3:30AM, Saturdays at 8AM and 2:30PM, Sundays at 6AM, Tuesdays at 8:30AM, plus Wednesdays at 1:30AM and 4:30AM.

About The Gunfather

The Gunfather, a reality-based TV series airing on Outdoor Channel, takes viewers into the life of Lou Tuminaro, a native New Yorker turned Hamilton, Montana transplant. Lou is the owner of The Custom Shop – a family-run firearms sales and restoration business. Tuminaro’s dream was always to open the greatest gun shop in the west, so he sold everything and moved his family across the country to make his dream a reality. Tuminaro is a no-nonsense negotiator who flaunts his knowledge of guns, Brooklyn attitude, and Vin Diesel appearance to cut the best deal possible every time – and drives his team of family and friends at The Custom Shop to restore each magnificent piece to perfection. Theresa Tuminaro, Lou’s wife and business manager, a tough Bronx-breed buxom beauty who is always dressed to the occasion, handles day-to-day operations in Lou’s absence; and, true to her Italian-American upbringing, has a well-earned nickname of “T-Bone.” Joining Lou and Theresa is Lou’s dad, Pops, a lovable and active senior whose work can never quite match up to Lou’s expectations. For trailers and preview information, visit at

About Brownells

Founded in 1939, Brownells provides premier firearms parts, ammunition, gunsmithing tools, reloading components, survival gear and archery products to customers worldwide. Brownells is dedicated to unmatched Selection, unrivaled Service and absolute Satisfaction, as proven by their industry-exclusive 100-percent Forever Satisfaction Guarantee on every product sold. Additionally, their professional gun and archery techs are available to answer customer questions on nearly any firearm or archery-related issue, free of charge. Consumers may order or get more information by calling 800-741-0015 or visiting

American Dream 5.56 Charity Rifle Auction
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Harris Publications’ Rifle Firepower magazine ( is proud to have teamed with SIONICS Weapon Systems ( on its January 2014 magazine cover. SIONICS’ Patrol I rifle was custom-DuraCoated by Lauer Custom Weaponry to create what’s being dubbed as any rifleman’s American Dream 5.56.

SIONICS is currently auctioning the cover rifle on The auction, which can be viewed under the charity auction section, will last for 90 days and will end on January 17, 2014, the last day of SHOT Show. Of special note, SIONICS will donate 100% of the net proceeds to the MARSOC Foundation (

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NSSF Ten Tips for Firearm Safety in Your Home
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NEWTOWN, Conn. — As part of its “S.A.F.E. Summer” campaign to focus attention on the importance of safe and responsible firearm handling and storage, the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) today announced its “Top Ten” list of safety tips firearm owners should remember to help ensure they are taking responsible precautions with firearms in their home.

“Nearly all firearm accidents in the home can be prevented when gun owners take simple precautions, and proper storage is the number one way to help prevent accidents” said Steve Sanetti, NSSF president and CEO. “Anyone who is going to own a firearm should respect it and secure it when not in use to help prevent firearm accidents and misuse.”

NSSF’s Top Ten Safety Tips include:

  • Always keep the firearm’s muzzle pointed in a safe direction. A “safe direction” means that the gun is pointed so that even if an accidental discharge occurred, it would not result in injury.
  • Always keep your finger off the trigger until you actually intend to shoot. When handling a gun, rest your finger outside the trigger guard or along the side of the gun. Don’t touch the trigger until you are actually ready to fire.
  • Firearms should be unloaded when not actually in use. Whenever you pick up a gun, such as when removing it from or returning it to storage, remember to point it in a safe direction and make sure it is unloaded.
  • Be sure you know how your firearm operates: read the manual on your firearm, know how to safely open and close the action of the firearm and know how to safely remove any ammunition from the firearm and its magazine.
  • Store your firearms in a locked cabinet, safe, gun vault or storage case when not in use, ensuring they are in a location inaccessible by children and cannot be handled by anyone without your permission.
  • Store your ammunition in a locked location separate from firearms.
  • Use a gun locking device that renders the firearm inoperable when not in use. A gun lock should be used as an additional safety precaution and not as a substitute for secure storage.
  • Make sure young people in your home are aware of and understand the safety guidelines concerning firearms. Have them sign the Project ChildSafe Pledge for young people–a reminder that if they find an unattended firearm in their home or a neighbor’s to not touch it, and tell an adult.
  • Always unload, clean and place your firearms in their secure storage location immediately after returning from a hunting trip or a day at the range.
  • Educate everyone in your family about firearms safety. Visit the Project ChildSafe website for safety information and to find out where to get a free firearm safety kit in your area.

The “SAFE” in “S.A.F.E. Summer” serves as an acronym for Secure your firearms when not in use; Be Aware of those around you who should not have unauthorized access to guns; Focus on your responsibility as a firearm owner; and Educate yourself and others about safe firearm handling and storage. The S.A.F.E. Summer campaign focuses on equipping gun owners take responsible action to help keep their families and communities safer, particularly while children are home from school and more likely to be unattended.

These tips and others tools and information about safe and responsible firearm storage are available at

NSSF launched Project ChildSafe® in 1998 (prior to 2003 the program was called Project HomeSafe) as a nationwide initiative to promote firearms responsibility and provide safety education to all gun owners. While children are a focus, Project ChildSafe is intended to help young people and adults practice greater firearm safety in the home. The program has provided more than 36 million free firearm safety kits to gun owners in all 50 states and five U.S. territories. That’s in addition to the more than 60 million free locking devices manufacturers have included with new firearms sold since 1998 and continue to do so today.

Project ChildSafe was originally supported by federal grants provided by the U.S. Department of Justice. Since 2008, when this funding was cut, the firearms manufacturing industry has solely funded the Project ChildSafe program through the members of NSSF.


About NSSF®
The National Shooting Sports Foundation® is a leading organization promoting firearms safety and responsibility in the U.S. More information about Project ChildSafe® is available at

NSSF is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 8,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to

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The Sporting Life Radio Show Interviews DIVAS!!!
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The BEST fun in women’s hunting can be found at Prois!

I am so SO proud to be on the Pro-Staff of this amazing company! What a GREAT bunch of gals!

Even though Colorado is a hotbed of controversy…THIS is a Colorado company to support!!AGHG

Proud to be Prois!

For Immediate Release:

A Growing Demand From Female Hunters and New Investor Proves a Bright Future For Próis Hunting & Field Apparel

In 2008 female hunters worldwide were awoken by the outspoken, fun and downright wacky team at Próis® Hunting & Field Apparel, shining a long-awaited spotlight on the need for women’s high-performance technical huntwear – made with no frills or fuss, just die-hard function for success in the field.  The growing demand for Próis gear over the years has been phenomenal. In fact, Próis now has a dedicated following (AKA the ‘Próis Posse’), and they will ‘sound off’ until the unicorns come home – or until you try Próis gear.  And, trust us – you won’t be disappointed.

The Próis fire continues to burn strong year after year and with the company’s new financial partner, the ‘Próis Posse’ is in a strong position to go after their ultimate goal: total female world domination.  And, why not?  This company has a stellar reputation for rapid growth. In fact, Próis has seen a 200% growth each year in business thanks to the growing demographic of die-hard female hunters.  And this awesome group of ladies has proven its growth.  According to the National Sporting Goods Association (NASGA), female participation in hunting rose 36 percent between 2001 and 2010, to a total of 2.4 million women hunters.  Plus, according to CBS News, the national total for female gun owners has doubled in the last decade, increasing to nearly 5 million women since 2001.  These impressive stats support the writings on the wall, which is women hunters currently are and will play an integral role in the future of hunting.

“The new partnership has allowed Próis to move full speed ahead including hitting the gas petal on production and adding three additional manufacturing facilities, all while maintaining bulk production right here in the U.S.,” said Kirstie Pike, President/CEO of Próis Hunting & Field Apparel.  “Our team is super-creative (some call us wild and zany) and we’re excited to put our innovative plans into play – starting with enhancing our product line to feature the popular Mountain Mimicry camo pattern, as well as launch a robust line-up in 2014 that’s sure to take the hunting world by storm – you’ll have to stay tuned!”

Próis was created for women, by women and they are proud to serve as the premier manufacturer of hardcore women’s hunting gear.  Próis has also garnered a great following of men and women throughout the industry through their wacky shenanigans and humor.  Fondly called the Próis Posse, the Próis followers ramp up the craziness each day. Keep up with Manshoe, Bird Lady, Has3Ponies, Honey Badger and BunBun through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn.  Warning:  Próis social media is not for the faint of heart..and “your mom” is not really your‘s a metaphorical mom.

To learn more about Próis’ innovative line of serious, high-performance huntwear for real women, contact: Próis Hunting and Field Apparel, 28001-B US Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230 . (970) 641-3355 . Or visit www.Pró To check out the latest updates on Próis field and pro staff and company news, visit the Próis blog at http://www.Pró

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Made in America, Guest Blog by Jerry Vinnola
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This is a great sentiment by my husband Jerry about the new gun laws signed in Colorado today and what Made in America means to him. We have 4 grown kids and this says a lot about how they turned out to be such awesome adults. AGHG

There is nothing wrong with trying to raise a family under laws. We raised our children to understand that laws are to be obeyed. Many laws of this land were established to protect us like in the Bible and as a Christian family we are not ashamed of that. Our roots in America go  at least 9 generations deep. We love this Country that God and the Founding Fathers gave us. We are made in America like so many of you, and like you we believe in fair and true punishment for crimes.

None of us would punish all of our kids,let alone our grand-kids for what one of them did wrong. Especially if they did nothing wrong or worse yet punish them for something someone did that they don’t even know!  We would be locked up for child abuse!

The gun laws Colorado is now imposing on us is just this kind of punishment. I ask you how have we as a civilized nation come this point? I will be glad when this life is over and I stand before God that I only have to account for my own sins and not someone else who lives in another house down the road. We as a nation have forgotten that laws don’t raise a child but proper training, learning by example and caring about those in need.

Stop laws that do nothing and aren’t enforced anyway. Teach morals and values to our kids. Encourage them to lead their hearts in a Godly way, not to follow them.

God, Family and others including Country…let’s get back to that.

That is what Made in America means to me.