ICYMI: Industry News From
Aug. 28–Sept. 1, 2023


FMG Publications & American COP Partner With NSSF For SHOT Show’s LEEP Sessions

FMG Publications, publisher of American COP magazine, is teaming up with NSSF to provide law enforcement professionals with an exceptional lineup of Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) sessions during the 2024 SHOT Show.

LEEP provides a wide range of training sessions that run throughout the week of the SHOT Show. Each of these sessions provides insights for real-world, on-scene applications of various technology and training methods.

“FMG and American COP have been a trusted resource for the law enforcement community for many years, and the content they’ll provide for LEEP will be outstanding,” said Melissa Schilling, NSSF managing director of exhibitions and conferences. “We’re very excited about this new partnership and being able to provide the SHOT Show’s law enforcement attendees with a fantastic lineup of education sessions.”

“With law enforcement budgets being cut across the country, we understand the importance of supporting agencies and embattled officers however we can,” said Randy Molde, FMG Publications president. “We’re extremely proud to partner with the NSSF and help deliver much-needed training resources through the LEEP program during SHOT.”

In addition to its role with LEEP, FMG and American COP will also be exhibiting on the SHOT Show floor in the law enforcement section, a segment of the show that has grown immensely over the years.

The SHOT Show’s LEEP sessions will run January 23–25 in the Venetian Convention Center.

For more info: www.nssf.org

SIONYX Announces Acquisition Of Amigen And New Chief Technology Officer

Silicon-based photonics company SIONYX announced the acquisition of American Imaging Engineering (Amigen), a premier thermal imaging system provider, expanding the limits of what’s possible in the imaging technology and night vision markets. The move adds the founder and president of Amigen, Jeffrey Lee, as chief technology officer of SIONYX’s commercial products division.

“Our mission at SIONYX has always been to create innovative low-light products that help professionals and enthusiasts do more in the dark,” said Robert Pignataro, GM of the commercial product division of SIONYX. “Bringing Amigen’s proprietary software in-house at SIONYX will allow for further development and integration into a wider range of markets and provide a wealth of sophisticated options for our customers.”

All Amigen and SIONYX customers and partners can expect a seamless transition and continued dedication to delivering high-performance imaging solutions.

For more info: www.sionyx.com

Olin, Winchester To Acquire White Flyer Targets Business

Olin Corporation (NYSE: OLN) announced an agreement to acquire the assets of White Flyer Targets LLC, North America’s preeminent leader in recreational trap, skeet and sporting clay targets, and combine it with the Winchester Ammunition business.

The acquisition includes White Flyer’s five state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Coal Township, Penn.; Dalton, Ga.; Webb City, Miss.; Knox, Ind.; and, San Bernardino, Calif., and includes White Flyer’s recently announced ECO FLYER target product line.

“We are extremely excited to bring together these two leading brands to serve the millions of people who participate in competitive and recreational shotgun shooting sports,” said Brett Flaugher, president of Winchester Ammunition. “The combination of Winchester and White Flyer should enhance the continued growth of trap, skeet, sporting clays and other shotgun sports. This acquisition offers the unique opportunity to provide comprehensive ammunition and clay target solutions for the thousands of shooting ranges across America.”

Robert Lippert, president and CEO of Reagent Diversified Holdings Inc., owner of White Flyer Targets LLC, noted, “Winchester is the perfect choice to take ownership of our iconic brand. The pride our employees have in White Flyer Targets LLC will only expand as they are welcomed into the Winchester team. We are confident that shooting sports, overall, will benefit from this pairing.”

The transaction is contingent on Olin’s completion of confirmatory due diligence, definitive agreements and final approval of both companies’ boards of directors. The transaction is not expected to require any premerger filings and is expected to be complete in the fourth quarter of 2023. Olin would fund the transaction with cash on hand and anticipates the transaction would be immediately accretive to Olin’s shareholders.

For more info: www.olin.com

New FN Owners Get Cash Back And Training With Summer Sizzle Rebate

FN’s Summer Sizzle Rebate, running now through Sept. 30, 2023, offers customer rebates valued up to $220 for purchases of new FN 509 pistols.

The FN 509 Summer Sizzle Rebate gives consumers cash back on 50 different pistols across the FN 509 lineup, along with three free hours of virtual pistol training classes from Sheepdog Response.

All qualifying purchases of FN 509 pistols are eligible to receive three virtual pistol training classes valued at $120 along with a consumer rebate of up to $100 depending on the model purchased. FN 509 Standard, optics-ready MRD model or MRD-LE qualify for a $75 consumer rebate while a purchase of an FN 509 Edge Series or Tactical model qualifies for a $100 consumer rebate.

To offer these virtual training classes, FN partnered with Sheepdog Response, a premier training organization that focuses on providing individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to respond effectively in high-stress situations. This exclusive pistol-training bundle streams online and features firearms expert, and Special Forces operator, Tim Kennedy. It includes Virtual Pistol Training Courses 1, 2 and 3, covering the fundamentals of marksmanship, practical drills, techniques, equipment and real -world defensive pistol tactics to advance personal protection training for both new and advanced users.

To qualify for these offers, purchases must be made between July 17 and September 30, 2023, and redeemed online by October 31, 2023.

For more info: www.fnamerica.com