ICYMI: Industry News
From Sept. 13–17, 2021

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NSSF Develops Fact-Filled Share Center

NSSF has launched its all-new Share Center learning hub that features critical firearm-related topics through easy-to-share facts, captivating visuals and an option for extended learning into each respective topic.

Second Amendment and firearm-industry advocates now have access to a growing library of shareable facts in the form of simple and attractive infographics meant to go directly on social media feeds, blogs, webpages and other third-party platforms within a click or two from the NSSF Share Center. These shareable facts also feature an option to visit a page with more information and more extensive infographics about each respective topic.

“The Share Center enables individuals to learn and grow in their understanding of gun issues and the importance of the firearm industry to America, including the millions of people who choose to own firearms for protection, recreational shooting and hunting,” said Joe Bartozzi, NSSF president and CEO. “Each self-contained fact sheet acts as a building block for well-informed learning. We encourage firearm industry members and gun owners to spread this important information, especially with those who are less familiar with firearms and the industry’s efforts towards firearm safety.”

Share Center visitors currently have access to shareable graphics covering safety, modern sporting rifles, background checks, 3-D printed firearms, conservation and more. This library of shareable resources will continue to grow. Email [email protected] to request for a topic to be featured.

For more info: nssf.org/share-center.

Iron Valley Supply Co. Commemorates Centennial Of Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier With Exclusive Offering

Iron Valley Supply Co. has partnered with the Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by offering an exclusive, Colt 1911 100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Limited Edition and Challenge Coin in commemoration of the Centennial of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The custom engraved, stainless steel, Colt 1911, .45-caliber pistol and Challenge Coin will be available exclusively through Iron Valley Supply Co. dealers.

November 11, 2021 marks the Centennial of America’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, when the first Unknown Soldier from World War I was selected in France, relocated back to the United States, and interred at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

Each of these Colt 1911 pistols will be engraved with a special serial numbers ranging TOTUS-001 through TOTUS-500 and will be shipped with a 100th Anniversary Challenge Coin.

“The Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is pleased to partner with Iron Valley Supply Co. in commemorating the Centennial of one of America’s most sacred Memorials. It’s an honor for those of us chosen to serve in the Tomb Guard Platoon to keep their memory alive and their sacrifice eternal,” said Gavin McIlvenna, president, Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, former first relief commander (1997–98).

“Iron Valley Supply Co. is pleased to support the Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, with this exclusive, limited-edition Colt 1911 and we recognize the unwavering passion and commitment of the Tomb Guards in keeping the history and memory of those Americans whose lives were lost in unmarked graves across the globe,” said Brent Wouters, CEO of Iron Valley Supply Co.

To honor the Centennial and provide support for the Tomb Guard, Iron Valley Supply Co. is donating serial number TOTUS-100, which is a special edition, gold-inlaid Colt 1911 to the Society for their auction on November 13th, 2021.

For more info: tombguard.org, ironvalleysupply.com.

Niedersachsen Police Adopts Blackhawk T-Series L3D Holsters

Blackhawk has announced its German distributor Helmut Hofmann has been awarded a contract from the Niedersachsen Police Department in Germany for new duty holsters from Blackhawk’s T-Series Holster line. The Niedersachsen Police Department, which includes the entire Lower Saxony state police, selected the Blackhawk T-Series L3D as its new service holster as part of the full agency conversion from a competitive brand.

“We’re honored our T-Series holster has been selected by the Niedersachsen Police. This agency, along with multiple other European allies, have been strong advocates of our products and we are proud to support these men and women with a holster designed to meet the highest standards for performance and reliability,” said JD Dulaney, Blackhawk VP and general manager.

For more info: blackhawk.com.

Surge Outdoors Acquires Barnett Crossbows

Surge Outdoors, a supplier of hunting and outdoor-related products, announces its recent purchase of Barnett Crossbows.

Barnett innovates and supply’s a broad spectrum of high-performance and value-driven crossbows, vertical and youth bows and archery accessories popular with both hunting and recreational shooters. Barnett is also a leading provider of slingshots and accessories.

“Barnett is the first and longest-standing crossbow company with a storied heritage,” said Ryan Busbice, Surge Outdoors CEO. “Barnett will continue to lead the crossbow industry through profound innovation and a heightened focus for the archery industry.”

“With Barnett under the Surge umbrella, the future of the brand looks brighter than ever. We look forward to advancing the long-standing reputation of the Barnett brand and its products,” added, David Barnett, president of Barnett Crossbows.

Surge Outdoor plans to maintain operational facilities in Florida, Louisiana, Utah and Illinois, the current home of Barnett.

For more info: barnettcrossbows.com.

SCI, TTHA Finalize Transaction

Safari Club International (SCI), a leader in defending the freedom to hunt and promoting wildlife conservation worldwide, has completed its transaction to acquire Texas Trophy Hunters Association, Texas’ leading organization for promoting, protecting, and preserving the state’s hunting heritage for future generations.

Founded in 1975, TTHA will continue to operate independently as Texas Trophy Hunters Association with its members and corporate partners maintaining their full benefits.

“This acquisition is part of SCI’s strategic plan to enhance its ability to help protect the freedom to hunt worldwide. This expansion seeks to strengthen SCI’s advocacy for hunters while also defeating efforts by anti-hunters to deny everyone the freedom to hunt,” said SCI CEO W. Laird Hamberlin.

“With SCI’s resources and status in the world, hunters in Texas and elsewhere will benefit from this transaction,” said Christina Pittman, TTHA CEO. “Combining these two dynamic organizations will strengthen the entire hunting community, which will help save hunting for future generations and result in even more effective wildlife conservation.”

For more info: safariclub.org, ttha.com