Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, the 1st Fujairah Mountain Shooting Championships (FMSC) will kick off on Monday, February 6, with 444 competitors from 40 countries around the world.
Taking place in the midst of Wadi Ghub, in the magnificent Dibba Mountain area of Fujairah, the challenging, highly decorated competition is the first skeet shooting sports championship of its kind in the region, with cash and in-kind prizes in excess of million dirhams.
The championship, which concludes on February 11, 2023, will include 3 days of training, with an opening ceremony scheduled for February 8. The main tournament will take place on the remaining 3 days and the winners will be announced during the closing ceremony. .
World Champion Clay Shooter George Digweed MBE has designed 8 course layouts to test all skill levels, giving competitors a novel all-mountain shooting experience. The international championship has a special system that simulates the real life hunting experience, using 100% natural and ecological clay targets, suitable for use by different age groups.
Commenting on the highly anticipated event, Saif Al Zahmi, Championship Director, said: “The championship includes four different categories – Open, Women’s, Junior and Senior – and has attracted key professional competitors from around the world, while also allows beginners and hobbyists to participate in the exciting games. It marks an important opportunity to shed light on mountain sports in the region and establish Fujairah as a key destination for hosting quality sporting events and competitions.”
In closing, Al Zahmi expressed his thanks and appreciation to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, for sponsoring the championship, praising his diligent support of sports of all kinds.
For more information about the championship, please visit: https://fmsc.ae/ and related social media platforms @fmsc.ae
Winchester, the largest manufacturer of small caliber ammunition for the US military, today announced that the US military has awarded the company a contract to manufacture, test and deliver 5 million rounds of firearms. 6.8mm Next Generation Squadron Weapon (NGSW).
The NGSW cartridges will be produced at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) in Independence, Missouri, the only government owned and contractor operated small caliber ammunition production facility in the United States.
“The award of Lake City’s first production order for the 6.8mm NGSW cartridge represents several years of hard work, dedication and collaboration between Winchester, the US Army and industry partners,” said Brett Flaugher. , President of Winchester. “The Winchester team is honored to have been entrusted with the opportunity and responsibility to produce the munitions that will keep our nation safe for years to come.”
About the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant
The Lake City plant, which began production in 1941, provides small-caliber military ammunition for training and combat purposes. The plant, which spans nearly 4,000 acres, also serves as a national testing center for ammunition performance and gun firing. For information on Winchester’s Lake City operations, visit https://winchestermilitary.com.
About Winchester ammunition
Winchester is the world’s largest small-calibre ammunition company and a leader in providing innovative ammunition products for hunters, shooters, law enforcement, and combatants in the United States. The 157-year-old Winchester brand is based on the integrity, hard work and a deep focus on your loyal customers. Learn more about Winchester by visiting Winchester.com or by connecting with us on Facebook at Facebook.com/WinchesterOfficial.
Winchester: Committed to the safe, legal and responsible use of firearms
As a world leader in the hunting and shooting sports industry, and a 157-year-old brand, Winchester is committed to the safe, legal, and responsible use of firearms. Winchester works with key groups like the National Shooting Sports Foundation on a variety of issues important to our industry, including training and education, and on specific programs like Gun Owners Care and Project ChildSafe. Winchester will continue to support programs, organizations and individuals that promote hunting and shooting sports activities in a positive and responsible environment. Any use of firearms by participating youth must be done under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian, or other responsible adult.
About caring for gun owners
Gun owners care. You worry about safety. You care about preventing unauthorized access to firearms. You care about improving your community, helping those in need, and conserving wildlife and wild places for generations to come. It’s time for gun owners to tell their stories and show how they’re making a difference. NSSF®, the trade association for the firearms industry, has established the Gun Owners Care campaign to unite gun owners and the firearms industry in this common cause. Visit gunownerscare.org for more information.
Bear Forest Knives presents PuuMuk. Raw 80CrV2 high carbon steel with micarta flakes never looked better on leather – all made in the USA!
Collectors, re-enactors, campers, and outdoorsmen have endeared themselves to this 19th-century model knife. Ever since the prolific writer and adventurer George Washington Sears, known as “Nessmuk,” popularized this pattern, it has been one of the most emulated styles in the cutlery industry. The hump on the back, near the point, and the deep belly define the overall appearance of a Nessmuk-style knife. In fact, it was an old model cleaver suitable for carrying in the woods.
The PuuMuk is a Scandinavian puukko and Nessmuk style combination knife. It features the straight handle of an unprotected puukko and the blade shape of a Nessmuk. It has an overall length of 8.25 inches, with a 4-inch blade. Unlike the book diagram of the Nessmuk knife, with an antler handle and what appears to be a partial tang, the PuuMuk is a full tang knife. Features a 90 degree spine for an additional tool for scraping and stripping wood.
Thin blades are back and Bear Forest Knives captured the essence of this iconic classic with the PuuMuk. The 0.093″ (3/32″) thick blade is designed for slicing bacon, butchering, skinning game, sharpening tent stakes, and carving. And it’ll be right at home on the kitchen cutting board, slicing cheese, summer sausage, or greens for casserole.
The Bear Forest Knives PuuMuk is a modern mountain man’s EDC, if there ever was one!
Overall Length: 8.25″
Blade Length: 4″
Thickness: .093” (3/32”)
Steel: 80CrV2 High Carbon
90 degree spine
Grind: High Saber
Handle Scales: Natural, Black and Vintage Brown Linen Micarta,
Sheath: JRE Industries brown leather sheath
Made in the USA
About Bear Forest Knives:
Bear Forest Knives shares an abiding love of the outdoors, freedom and fresh air, and the opportunity to connect with nature in all its glorious forms. Bear Forest Knives were created to enhance all adventures and interactions in the wild, being ready for whatever the day or night, weather or conditions bring. Bear Forest knives are specifically designed for these moments and the daily life that happens in between.
For more information please visit: https://www.bearforestknives.com/
Team Federal had an excellent performance in the Leupold Steel Classic Texas Precision Match that took place January 27-29 in Navasota, Texas. Federally sponsored shooters Cory Klemashevich took first place in the Gas Pistol Division and Greg Bell took first place in the Tactical Division. The match was the first Precision Rifle series match of the 2023 season. There were 224 total competitors in the match.
“We build a party that we ourselves would want to shoot, we show people true southern hospitality and we give them the best food we can. The rest takes care of itself,” said Klemashevich, who also helps organize and run the party. “This year, we had shooters from three other countries, including Norway, Mexico and Canada. Also, many shooters from the US, from as far away as Washington, Florida, Michigan, California and Maine. Seeing old friends and meeting new ones really makes for a fun event.”
Klemashevich fires 6mm Federal Premium Gold Medal Match 109-grain Creedmoor Berger Hybrid rifle ammunition.
“The conditions in this match were rainy, muddy and windy,” Klemashevich said. “Having accurate ammunition that works reliably is always a huge advantage in any competition. Rifles will have water and dirt in the chamber, especially in split gas pistols where pressure and dwell times can affect point of impact and bolt speed can affect reliability. There is no question that the Gold Medal Match line of products is the most consistent precision ammunition available. I certainly trusted him during this match and I’m happy with the results.”
Federal ammunition can be found at dealers across the country. For more information on all Federal products or to shop online, visit www.federalpremium.com.
The original 10×50 Rangefinder Binocular from GPO USA has recently been named the Best Rangefinder Binocular by POPULAR MECHANICS Magazine. This honor was first given to the product in an article titled “The 7 Best Rangefinders for Hunters and Golfers” published on October 27, 2021. It was recently awarded Best Rangefinder Binocular again on January 11, 2023 in “The 8 Best Binoculars”. for hunting, bird watching and other outdoor activities.
Author Justin Park did some careful research to come to a conclusion about the GPO 10×50 RangeGuide. According to Park, “I’m one of those people. I’ve used the best and worst binoculars on the market, spending time testing various models during Colorado’s fall big game hunting seasons. I also talked to optical dealers and store owners, fellow hunters, and brand representatives to get a complete idea of all the different binoculars available. Mostly 10x magnification with objective lens sizes ranging from 32mm to 54mm, my picks are intended to provide options for every type of end-user, from old and new brands.”
Founded in 1902, POPULAR MECHANICS is one of the oldest magazines in the United States. Since its debut, it has stayed true to its audience by continuously publishing articles on home improvement, car maintenance, and new advances in technology and science. It has been published since 1958 by Hearst Magazines Corp. Inc.
“It is a true honor to receive this type of recognition, not just once, but two years apart,” said Mike Jensen, owner/CEO of GPO USA. “Our continued efforts to provide our customers with innovative products of the highest quality have clearly paid off and we are proud of the fact that we continue to receive such prestigious accolades.”
Since the introduction of the GPO 10×50 RangeGuide, the company has introduced two new compact rangefinder binoculars: an 8×32 RangeGuide and a 10×32 RangeGuide. All three RangeGuides are available at retail stores and conveniently online at www.gpo-usa.com. For more information on RangeGuides, click here
About GPO USA GPO USA, an American company, was founded on the premise that design, engineering, and quality control can be done 100% in Germany to their highest standards, but products can be assembled in some of the world’s largest facilities. largest production in the world. This unique production process allows GPO to offer the highest quality products with better features at a significantly better price. GPO USA is confident that its products will not only perform perfectly, but will always exceed its customers’ expectations. Therefore, GPO USA has created an industry-leading Spectacular Lifetime Warranty™. With exceptional professional service, GPO USA will take care of your products before, during and after the purchase at no charge, EVER. Founded in 2016, GPO USA is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. For more information about GPO USA, visit www.gpo-usa.com or call 844-MY BINOS (844-692-4667).
Viridian Weapon Technologies is proud to introduce a variety of new products to the Spring 2023 Nation’s Best Sports Semi-Annual Market. Attendees are encouraged to stop by Booth #304 at the Fort Worth Convention Center from February 2-6, 2023 to see first-hand Viridian’s innovative and enhanced lasers, lights, optics, holsters and more. .
“After launching a record number of new Viridian products at SHOT Show 2023, we are thrilled to continue the momentum at this year’s NBS Spring Semi-Annual Market,” said Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “This event showcases the latest and greatest hunting and shooting products on the market, and we are honored to exhibit alongside amazing brands to introduce our new C-Series with SAFE rechargeable lasers and lights.Carrythe RFX 45 closed emitter green dot, new E-SERIES products and more.”
NBS’s semi-annual Spring Market offers independent retailers a diverse portfolio of shopping opportunities across all categories of outdoor sports and general sporting goods. Members have access to hundreds of vendors and advantageous buying programs while finding the newest, most popular and cutting-edge products in the industry, along with the ability to purchase products at greatly reduced prices.
Viridian products will be included in the Hot Show Buying Special on Thursday night. NBS members and invited vendors will have the opportunity to kick off the event with a first-hand look at these new products, along with exclusive offers on select items.
To learn more about Viridian Weapon Technologies’ groundbreaking firearms innovations and personal defense products, visit ViridianWeaponTech.com.
About Viridian Weapon Technologies
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Viridian Weapon Technologies is dedicated to applying cutting-edge technology to design compact and powerful self-defense products for the civilian, military, and law enforcement markets. Viridian is the leader in weapon-mounted technology and responsible for a number of innovations in firearm accuracy, transparency, and ease-of-use, including green and red laser sights, weapon-mounted LED illuminators, weapon chambers, and various weapon accessories. shot. Viridian products are designed and manufactured in the USA. More information is available at ViridianWeaponTech.com.
SALTY LAKE CITY, Utah. –ALPS OutdoorZ, the leading manufacturer of extreme-duty hunting backpacks and outdoor gear, is excited to exhibit this week at the 2023 Western Hunting & Conservation Expo in Salt Lake City, UT. The exhibition will take place from February 2 to 5 at the Salt Palace Convention Center.
The Western Hunting Conservation Expo is THE consumer event of the year for Western big game hunting enthusiasts. In addition to exhibits from hundreds of outdoor industry manufacturers and retailers, the expo includes free seminars, game calling contests, auctions and sweepstakes, and vendors displaying or selling equipment for the western hunter.
ALPS OutdoorZ will be on display at booth #2966. The company welcomes all show attendees to stop in and check out the latest in hunting pack technology, including the award-winning Elite Frame and Pack system. Developed specifically for remote wilderness hunting, the Elite System is comprised of a redesigned frame and pack that combine light weight and increased strength for multi-day trips and hunting packs.
To see the new products offered by these ALPS brands, visit ALPS OutdoorZ at booth #2966
To learn more about ALPS OutdoorZ, visit https://alpsoutdoorz.com.
About ALPS brands:
Beginning in 1993 with the establishment of ALPS Mountaineering, ALPS Brands is a continually growing and expanding group of companies dedicated to developing and manufacturing high-quality, performance-driven outdoor products. Today, the ALPS Brands family of companies consists of ALPS Mountaineering, ALPS OutdoorZ, Cedar Ridge, Browning Camping and Hunting Blinds. ALPS OutdoorZ, ALPS Brands’ hunting gear moniker, made its mark over a decade ago by offering packs specifically designed for remote hunting in the wilderness. Today, ALPS OutdoorZ products cover everything from day and expedition packs to waterfowl blinds and turkey vests, plus furniture, gun cases and sleeping bags. ALPS OutdoorZ items are sold and distributed at top camping, backpacking and outdoor activity retailers throughout the US and Canada. For more information, visit www. alpsoutdoorz.com.
SilencerCo is pleased to give away a silencer every day at the Western Hunting & Conservation Expo. The event will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 2-5, 2023. To learn about the benefits of suppressing hunting and enter for a chance to win a Harvester EVO , Omega, 36M, Hybrid 46M or Velos LBP stop by the SilencerCo booth (#5714).
The Harvester EVO is SilencerCo’s flagship hunting suppressor, designed specifically with hunters in mind. This .30 caliber silencer is short, lightweight, made from extremely durable materials and affordably priced. It ships with a 1/2 x 28 and 5/8 x 24 direct thread mount, so it’s ready for the hunt right out of the box.
The Hybrid 46M is a great choice for big-bore hunters, supporting calibers ranging from 9mm to 10mm in pistols and 5.56 NATO to .458 SOCOM in rifles. It is also modular and can be run in a shorter configuration to reduce weight and overall length.
The Omega 36M is the most versatile and modular suppressor on the market. It can be used on both rifles and pistols with calibers ranging from .22 Hornet to .338 LM and 9MM Luger. The Omega 36M works well in all of these calibers and doesn’t sacrifice sound suppression quality for versatility.
“Perhaps the most exciting muffler we’re giving away is SilencerCo’s newest release, the Velos LBP,” said Jessica Kallam, vice president of marketing, customer service and warranty. “This durable 5.56 muffler minimizes gas recoil, has no barrel restrictions, and is rated for fully automatic operation.
To register to win one of these four suppressors, you need to stop by the booth and fill out a registration form.
For more information on the Western Hunting & Conservation Expo, click here. For more information on SilencerCo products, please visit https://silencerco.com/silencers/.
Eligible winners must be 21 years of age or older and reside in one of the 42 states where mufflers are legal. Non-muffler-eligible states are not eligible for full or partial earnings. Winner is also responsible for providing an FFL/SOT transfer within their state and must cover the cost of the $200 tax stamp and any other transfer fees. No purchase is necessary to participate. Void where prohibited. Winner is responsible for all federal and state taxes incurred (where applicable).
SilencerCo, headquartered in West Valley, UT, is the nation’s leading designer and manufacturer of mufflers. Since our birth in 2008, our dedication to authenticity and innovation has never wavered. Today, we continue to focus on exceptional customer service and industry-leading products; products made by people with the utmost dedication to our industry. We are hunters, shooters, and gun enthusiasts, just like you. Our forward-thinking and innovative approach has allowed us to give the firearms industry what many said was impossible. This is what drives us to be better, to be the best. Because you, the shooter, the hunter, the Second Amendment lover, deserve the best.
Leading tackle company’s conservation commitment advances towards carbon neutrality, zero waste and healthy fishing
Beyond the obsession with fighting big fish, there is one thing anglers almost universally agree on: clean, healthy waterways and thriving fish habitat lie at the heart of everything we hold sacred. .
Count the folks at Z-Man Fishing among America’s 60 million anglers, everyday folks you might meet at the tackle shop or along the coast. At some point each day, we will stop casting, inspect our surroundings, and simply marvel at the beauty both above and below the surface; we will pause to reflect on what this impressive place will look like in 5, 10 or 100 years. It’s times like these that fishermen harness their power to write the future, the same reason Z-Man has been working for years in creative and quiet ways to help keep fisheries healthy and vibrant behind the scenes.
It started early in the company’s 30-year history. From the beginning, Z-Man understood the value of supporting causes that ensure the long-term sustainability of fisheries and aquatic environments. These motivations are evident in Z-Man’s own product line, as its 10X Tough ElaZtech® soft plastic material exhibits Advantages that reduce your environmental impact relative to other soft baits.
ElaZtech’s increased durability not only reduces the amount of soft plastic baits used by anglers, ingested by fish, or discarded in the water, but Z-Man’s specialized material is also 100 percent non-toxic and free of Harmful chemicals like phthalates. Plus, ElaZtech floats and is FDA Food Grade compliant, unlike traditional plastisol baits, which sink to the bottom and can be ingested by fish and other wildlife, sometimes causing digestive issues, among other issues. Conversely, any inadvertently discarded ElaZtech bait will float and can be easily picked up from the surface of the water for proper disposal.
Sustaining the Aquatic Ecosystem
Part of Z-Man’s mission has always been to promote causes that preserve healthy ecosystems and improve fishing opportunities. Today, Z-Man’s support of such initiatives ranges from backing action-oriented groups like Captains for Clean Water and Release Over 20 to empowering future fisheries management through postgraduate research fellowships endowed by Z-Man at the University of Florida Nature Coast Biological Station in Cedar Key. .
In seeking opportunities to conserve precious fisheries while minimizing their impact on nature, Z-Man’s management identified essential actions to significantly reduce its carbon footprint. “Two aspects of our manufacturing process that we have always felt could be improved include minimizing the energy we draw from the electrical grid and finding a way to recycle manufacturing waste from our ElaZtech production line,” comments the president of Z- Man, Daniel Nussbaum, a long-time conservationist and forward-thinking seafood executive. “Most companies can buy enough carbon offsets to claim they are carbon neutral, but our goal was to find ways to really reduce the impact of our production-related activities.” As a result of his initiatives, Z-Man recently achieved exciting benchmarks in an ongoing quest to give back to aquatic environments.
Solar Bait Making
Last year, phase one of the Z-Man sustainability program included the installation of a vast array of solar panels with the goal of self-generating a perpetual power supply. By nature, solar energy is a low emission energy source; The solar panels themselves produce zero pollution. Conventional energy sources, by contrast, typically involve burning fossil fuels, which emit up to 37 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide into the global atmosphere annually.1
Nussbaum summarizes the first results: “After just one year of solar power generation, we are almost one hundred percent self-sufficient,” he says. “In fact, instead of paying big energy bills during the summer, we are actually selling electricity to the power company. It’s quite an exciting development that exceeded our initial hopes and started us on the path to minimizing our carbon footprint.”
Recycling of ElaZtech soft baits
Specifically for the on-site manufacturing of its environmentally benign ElaZtech soft baits, Z-Man recently achieved a second sustainability milestone. For the past several years, Z-Man staff have been looking for ways to prevent their manufacturing waste from reaching landfills. Despite the challenges in recycling this unique material, largely due to the pigments, glitter, and salt used in the production of fishing lures, Z-Man eventually came up with a successful plan.
“Although elaztech it’s completely non-toxic, we still felt it was critical to keep our leftover manufacturing material out of landfills,” says Nussbaum, who helped formulate a two-part solution. “First, we worked hard to come up with a way to efficiently reprocess about 60 percent of our scrap ElaZtech material to make new baits. We also reuse leftover material to rinse and clean our machines.
“Second, and perhaps the most exciting aspect of our plan, is working with a third-party manufacturing scrap reprocessor that can reuse the material,” continues Nussbaum. “After years of searching, we finally found a company that can use our ElaZtech waste as an ingredient in new shoe soles. In addition to the environmental benefits of keeping these materials out of landfills, recycling has generated significant cost savings compared to traditional waste disposal methods.”
At least part of the appeal of fishing is that positive and uplifting outcomes can be created by all involved while on the water, from catch and release to litter pickup along the shoreline and proper fishing line disposal. and used lures. Easy solutions are already at your fingertips, individually or across the organization. Every effort helps, always with the promise of sustaining natural places where water flows and wild fish inhabit.
About Z-Man Fishing Products: A dynamic company based in Charleston, South Carolina, Z-Man Fishing Products has been fusing cutting-edge fishing tackle with technology for nearly three decades. Z-Man has long been one of the industry’s largest suppliers of silicone skirt material used in jigs, spinnerbaits, and other lures. Creator of the original ChatterBait®, Z-Man is also the renowned innovator of 10X Tough ElaZtech soft baits, quickly becoming the most sought after baits in freshwater and saltwater. Z-Man is one of the fastest growing lure brands in the world.
Traditions® Performance Firearms will be on display at the 2023 Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, February 4-12. The show is a 9-day event and features more than 1,000 exhibitors covering 650,000 square feet of exhibit space at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex. Traditions® will exhibit its 2023 product line at booth number 693.
As the leader in the muzzleloading industry, Traditions® will have their entire line of products on hand, including the innovative and award-winning NitroFire®, as well as the new ShedHorn® rifle. Along with its performance-driven muzzleloaders, Traditions® will also display its centerfire, revolver, Build-It-Yourself Kit, optics, and accessory lines.
Gregg Ritz’s hunting masters will make a special appearance on Thursday, February 9 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm for a meet and greet at the Traditions® booth.
Traditions® looks forward to welcoming GAOS attendees and industry peers to its booth #693.
For more information on Traditions® products, visit www.traditionsfirearms.com.
About Tradition Performance Firearms
Known for accurate, innovative and reliable firearms, Traditions® has a reputation for providing quality firearms for nearly 40 years. An industry leader, Traditions® offers black powder rifles and pistols, cartridge rifles and revolvers, blank pistols, Build-It-Yourself rifle and pistol kits and barrels, as well as a full line of accessories and optics. Traditions® have long been the experts when it comes to front loading and have continued to expand their line to include a wide range of products. As hunters and shooters, the Traditions® team remains focused on creating quality, innovative products that make time in the field enjoyable and strive to meet the needs of their customers.