ICYMI: Dec. 6–10, 2021


Kinsey’s Dealer Show Returns In 2022

Kinsey’s Inc. announced their annual Dealer Show, KDS22, will be held live and in person in 2022. The event will run February 25–27 at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa.

KDS22 offers dealers the opportunity to save on products which helps to maximize their margins and contribute to their business’s bottom line from more than 250 leading brands. Dealers also have the ability to program their show orders with industry leading ship dates starting with ASAP shipments through 8/1 depending on the item category.

Attendees of KDS22 will get to experience all of the show staples which include the Hot Shows, Vendor and Dealer interactions, giveaways and much more. In addition, the Dealer Appreciation Night Concert will feature rising country star Jameson Rodgers.

Justin Gorman, Kinsey’s VP of sales and marketing, expressed his excitement about this year’s show stating: “We could not be more excited to return to a live & in person show for 2022. Throughout the year we heard from dealers loud and clear they wanted to return to physical shows. Digital platforms provided benefit when there were no other options due to government lockdowns but there is no replacement for a physical show. We look forward to seeing everyone this year and all the new faces since our last show!”

Dealer registration for the show is open until Friday, Feb. 18, 2022.

For more info: kinseysinc.com/dealer-show.

SIG SAUER Supports Second Amendment Foundation

SIG SAUER Inc. has announced a sustained, multi-year Double Diamond sponsorship to support the important programs and initiatives of the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF).

“It’s an honor for SIG SAUER to contribute to the important work of the Second Amendment Foundation and join forces with their 700,000 plus membership to defend our constitutional rights to privately own and possess firearms,” said Tom Taylor, SIG SAUER CMO and EVP, commercial sales. “The Second Amendment is under constant attack and the legal activism, education, and resources provided by the Second Amendment Foundation is absolutely essential to stopping the encroachment on our constitutional rights and ensuring that the Second Amendment is preserved for future generations.”

The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a better understanding about our Constitutional heritage to privately own and possess firearms. SAF supports legal action and educational programs to protect and defend the Second Amendment. SAF has been engaged in legal action across the U.S. for over 45-years and has successfully defended, overturned, and set precedent in many cases.

“This unprecedented commitment from SIG SAUER is simply awesome,” said Alan Gottlieb, SAF founder and EVP. “To have this legendary company as our very first Double Diamond sponsor underscores the importance of our legal and educational efforts. I’m both humbled and grateful at this level of support for our efforts to defend the right to keep and bear arms.”

For more info: sigsauer.com, saf.org.

U. S. Army Awards Winchester $13 Million Small Arms Ammunition Contract

Winchester has been awarded a $13 million contract by the U.S. Army for the development of manufacturing processes for the 7.62mm cartridge.

Work will be performed at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) in Independence, Mo., the United States’ only government-owned, contractor-operated small caliber ammunition production facility. This project was awarded under Winchester’s $8 billion contract to operate LCAAP.

“Winchester is extremely proud to have been awarded this military ammunition manufacturing development project,” said Brett Flaugher, president of Winchester Ammunition. “Our entire Lake City team is honored and wholly committed to supporting the U.S. Warfighter.”

For more info: winchester.com.

Brownells Joins Firearms Policy Coalition Constitution Alliance

Brownells has become a Benefactor Member of the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) Constitution Alliance.

Brownells joins other firearms industry companies such as Daniel Defense and Silencer Shop to stand with the FPC in defense and support of constitutionally-guaranteed Second Amendment rights for all Americans.

Founded in 2015, the FPC’s main mission is to protect and defend constitutional rights — especially the right to keep and bear arms — often by filing lawsuits against egregious anti-gun-rights laws and regulations.

Recently, FPC filed a lawsuit challenging the unconstitutional New Jersey restrictions and local practices that prevent its residents from exercising their right to carry loaded handguns in public for self-defense.

Additionally, FPC has recently filed lawsuits in Nevada, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Illinois, and Tennessee.

“FPC has stood in the Breach to defend our 2A rights for years. They have stacked up an impressive list of legal wins that keeps the individual right to bear arms alive in America,” said Brownells Chairman Pete Brownell. “Now’s the time to double down in supporting our Second Amendment Rights by supporting FPC.”

“It is an honor to have earned the support of Pete Brownell and the Brownells family,” said Brandon Combs, FPC president. “Because of the generous support of our individual FPC Grassroots Army members and growing family of Constitution Alliance benefactors, like our friends at Brownells, our FPC Team is able to aggressively address important issues and protect individuals’ rights, freedoms, and property without hesitation. FPC will proudly continue to Fight Forward for the People and their rights, liberty, and property.”

So far in 2021, Brownells has donated around $175,000 to the FPC.

For more info: brownells.com, firearmspolicy.org.