ICYMI: Headlines From
September 12 — September 16, 2022

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SCOPE CLX Launches With 500+ Stores Contributing Data

NASGW announces the full launch of SCOPE CLX, a platform that analyzes retail sales to empower shooting sports businesses.
SCOPE CLX is a weekly sample of more than 500 stores reporting anonymously through leading point-of-sale software partners, including Coreware, Celerant, AIM and Orchid POS.

“Our industry has been craving deeper insight into consumer buying behavior and competitor performance,” said Easton Kuboushek, NASGW director of data programs. “SCOPE CLX is a great complement to NASGW existing programs that offer shooting sports businesses a macro and micro look at product performance. Most importantly, this initiative has brought our industry together around a common mission to improve data standards and access. Our point-of-sale, manufacturer and distributor partners understand the long-term mission behind SCOPE and CLX is another outcome of their support.”

SCOPE first launched five years ago as a source of distributor sales and inventory data, now known as SCOPE DLX. In 2021, DLX tracked approximately 65% of the firearms market through distribution shipments. In the last two years, SCOPE has expanded to include an industry-wide product data standardization and distribution tool in SCOPE PLX, and now the full launch of the consumer data platform in SCOPE CLX. CLX’s data sample of 500 stores is the largest available and represents a nearly identical geographic distribution to NICs checks and SCOPE DLX shipments, making it a trusted source.

“SCOPE CLX is truly a huge step for NASGW and the SCOPE platform,” said Kenyon Gleason, NASGW president. “Now users can follow industry trends from the distribution channel right through to the retail level, creating a powerful way to analyze the market. Users will certainly have more insight on their product performance, market share and consumer demand.”

For more info: nasgwscope.org.

Federal Ammunition Awarded 5-Year, $114M U.S. Army Contract

Federal Ammunition has been awarded a five-year contract to produce the U.S. Army’s 5.56mm training ammunition, valued at $114 million. AA40 5.56mm frangible ammunition is used by the U.S. military branches in rifles and carbines chambered for this caliber for training

“This contract is historic,” said Jason Vanderbrink, president of Federal Ammunition. “It’s the largest government contract awarded to Federal in its 100 years of operation and speaks volumes to the trust the United States military has in our American workforce assembling the best products for our servicemen and servicewomen.”

“Successfully executing on the AA40 contract requires large-scale production capabilities combined with stringent quality control measures,” said Erik Carlson, senior director of operations at Federal’s headquarters in Anoka, Minn.

“The ammunition is designed to disintegrate into small fragments on impact, minimizing over-penetrating and ricochet hazards, making it ideal for training purposes,” said David Leis, Federal VP of government sales.

For more info: federalpremium.com.

CSSI Donates $20,00 To Walk The Talk America

Chattanooga Shooting Supplies Inc. (CSSI), an industry leader providing 45,000 SKUs of shooting and hunting-related products to service the independent dealer, becomes a Silver Sponsor of Walk The Talk America (WTTA).

“Mental illness and suicide affect many individuals and families throughout the country, and that includes within the firearms and 2A community. We at CSSI want to play an active role in helping to find meaningful solutions to reduce the stigma that surrounds mental health within the gun community. We’re honored to support WTTA’s mission,” commented Ron Staffieri, CSSI CEO.

“We’re humbled by CSSI’s generous donation and support and proudly welcome them as our newest Silver Sponsor,” said Michael Sodini, WTTA founder. “With every donation, we can provide more tools and resources to individuals, companies, and retailers. Our goal is to bring together not only the firearms industry and mental health resources but to make them available to all firearms owners. Donations like this from CSSI help to support our mission and we couldn’t do what we do without companies like CSSI.”

WTTA, the brainchild of Sodini, a firearms industry veteran, spearheaded a movement within the firearms industry to bridge the gap between mental health and responsible firearm ownership to reduce suicide by firearm and gun violence. Through educational programs, podcasts and training programs, WTTA is paving the way for educating mental health professionals about gun culture and breaking down the negative stigmas around mental health for gun owners.

For more info: chattanoogashooting.com, walkthetalkamerica.org.

LASD Approves Langdon Tactical RDO For Duty Use

Langdon Tactical announces the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) has approved the LTT RDO solution on Beretta 92 pistols for duty use department wide.

The department approved LTT’s solution after more than two years of testing, including multiple deputies extensively evaluating the LTT slides over several thousand rounds. The LASD Deputies found Langdon’s RDO solution to be safe, effective, and high quality.

“This decision by LASD solidifies not just LTT’s position in the pistol red dot market but sends a message industry-wide about the future of handgun optics,” said Ernest Langdon, company president. “We’re looking forward to working with LASD and their Deputies as we introduce our Duty RDO pistols for the LE and commercial markets.”

Coinciding with the LASD policy update, LTT is launching their Duty RDO pistol, complete with the LTT optic solution on a duty approved (no other customization) Elite LTT 92. LTT also offers 92 RDO slides for those Deputies, Officers or individuals who already have a 92 series pistol and want to add optic capability.

For more info: langdontactical.com.