ICYMI: Industry News
From Nov. 29–Dec. 3, 2021


Barrett Produces 1,000th MRAD MK22

Barrett Firearms Mfg. Inc. has announce the production of the 1,000th MRAD (Multi-Role Adaptive Design) Mark 22 MOD 0 (MK22) rifle, in support of the U.S. Special Operations Command Advanced Sniper Rifle and U.S. Army Precision Sniper Rifle contracts. The MK22 is the latest acquisition which greatly enhances the capabilities of our service personnel, replacing several currently fielded sniper rifles within the U.S. Military.

“We are proud of this significant achievement, especially during this time of increased supplier challenges and unprecedented demand for the entire product line.” said Joel Miller, Barrett’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Designed with precision and modularity in mind, the MK22 provides even greater flexibility within the highly successful MRAD rifle platform. This multi-caliber bolt action sniper rifle is capable of converting between 7.62x51mm, .300 Norma Magnum and .338 Norma Magnum calibers, based on the mission.

For more info: barrett.net

RISE Armament Scores Second HIRE Vets Gold Medallion

RISE Armament recently received the Gold Medallion Award from the HIRE Vets Medallion Program for the second straight year.

The HIRE Vets Medallion Program recognizes employers for their efforts to recruit, employ, and retain our nation’s veterans. The program offers the only veteran hiring award at the federal level. Its criteria allow for the highest level of recognition for employers who are committed to veteran careers.

The award emphasizes the importance of prioritizing and encouraging successful veteran hiring and retention, and signals to veterans that an employer is committed to America’s heroes. The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans (HIRE Vets) Act was signed into law in May 2017. The Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) administers the HIRE Vets Medallion Program.

“RISE Armament is proud to be recognized and will continue to focus on supporting the nation’s veterans in any way possible. It’s an effort that is deeply rooted in the values of the company year after year,” the company stated in a press release.

For more info: risearmament.com

Christensen Arms Launches Christensen Arms University

Christensen Arms has launched the Christensen Arms University Elite Dealer training and product review program.
“This is an incredible way for us to partner with our Elite Dealers,” said Meredith McCaskill, Christensen Arms VP of marketing. “We wanted to provide a way to stay close with our Elite Dealers and give them a chance to offer their valuable knowledge and tips for Christensen Arms premium rifles.”

This informative program has Christensen Arms training staff traveling the country visiting their Elite Dealers offering in-depth knowledge and insights. The Christensen crew then films the dealer reviews and training videos of their Christensen Arms offering. The videos created give an insider’s perspective from Christensen Arms’ Elite Dealers and additional exposure beyond the dealer locator page.

The initial Christensen Arms Elite Dealers featured: Reynolds Outdoors (Opelika, Ala.), Nichols Outfitters (Pelham, Ala.), The Hub Gun Store (Tucson, Ariz.), The Gun Shop (Idaho Falls, Idaho) and The Sporting Shoppe (Richmond, R.I.).

All of the videos are available on the YouTube channel and reflect the most up-to-date pricing and specs: CLICK HERE TO VIEW

For more info: christensenarms.com.

A Girl & A Gun Cadre Grows With USCCA

A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) announces its official partnership with the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA).

“For the past several years, we have encouraged our Chapter Facilitators to earn their USCCA instructor credentials. We have many instructors in our organization who have seized the opportunity — and now we have 14 more,” said Robyn Sandoval, Executive Director of AG & AG.

Sandoval was one of 14 AG & AG instructors from nine different states who recently traveled to West Bend, Wis., to become certified to present the USCCA Concealed Carry & Home Defense Fundamentals coursework. By successfully completing the course, the instructors may use the materials to educate the growing numbers of enthusiastic gun owners in their home communities. AG & AG has scheduled three additional USCCA instructor-level courses, as well as dozens of student-level courses, throughout 2022.

“We’re proud to officially partner with USCCA and to bring more of their industry-leading curriculum and services to our members and their communities,” Sandoval said. “Our organizations have a shared mission of providing quality training to help responsibly armed citizens protect their families.”

USCCA will also be a Diamond Sponsor at the 10th Annual AG & AG National Conference in April 2022. Three USCCA instructor teams will be on-site to teach pistol and rifle courses to more than 300 AG & AG members during the event.

For more info: agirlandagun.org, usconcealedcarry.comf