Smith & Wesson® Launches New Performance Center® Pistol – Introducing the Competitor®

Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select: SWBI), a leader in firearms design and manufacturing, is pleased to introduce a new member of M&P’s metal-framed series, the Performance Center® M&P®9 M2.0® Competitor®.

Built for competition from the ground up, this metal-framed 9mm pistol is designed to give competitive shooters the edge. The Competitor comes with a 5-inch barrel, has an improved sear for a lighter, sharper trigger pull, and includes a flared magazine for fast, efficient reloads. With a new look, aggressive lighting cutouts on the top and sides of the slide ultimately reduce the amount of weight in front of the chamber, and in return help improve the balance point of the recoil. The slide is cut for optics, includes a fiber optic front sight and a blacked-out serrated rear sight. The Competitor comes with a large magazine that is reversible for left and right handed users and ships with a total of four magazines. Choose from models available in 10+1 or 17+1 round capacities with a tungsten gray Cerakote® or Black Harmonite® slip finish. Smith & Wesson is proud to introduce the Performance Center M&P9 M2.0 Competitor.

The competitor has an MSRP of $999.00

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About Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc.

Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select: SWBI) is a leading US-based firearms designer and manufacturer offering a broad portfolio of pistol, long gun and suppressor products. quality products for the global consumer and professional markets under the iconic Smith & Wesson®M&P®and Gemtech® brands The company also offers manufacturing services, including precision plastic injection molding, machining and forging services. For more information, call (844) 363-5386 or visit

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Bond Arms® double barrel pistols are the perfect size Christmas gift

Giving the gift of a Bond Arms pistol for Christmas this season ensures a gift that is exactly the right size. Bond Arms pistols check all the boxes, whether it’s for self defense, days at the shooting range, a camp pistol, or simply an addition to a firearms collection.

Bond Arms pistols are designed with standard features, including fixed sights for reliability, retractable firing pins for ease of use, patented ricochet hammer for handling, and cross-bolt safety for added security. With a wide variety of models available at Bond Arms this season, there’s a compact double-barreled pistol that’s perfect for any gift list.

Bond Arms Texas Defender

Built as a salute to the great state of Texas, the only state to have been a sovereign republic. The Texas Defender’s rosewood grip is inlaid with the iconic Texas star, paired with clean-cut checks.

The 3-inch. barrels are available in .45LC/.410 or .357Mag/.38Spl buckshot cartridges; the Texas Defender is designed to take care of business. This gun weighs 20 ounces, but has great reliability and safety, and is made of stainless steel for durability.

Travis, who owns a Texas Defender, had this to say about his double-barreled pistol: “There is no denying that My Texas Defender is the most reasonable, justifiable, and sensible all-purpose platform for self-defense in this politically charged era.”


  • Stainless steel double barrel and frame
  • Compatible with all standard Bond Arms barrels
  • Automatic spent casing extractor
  • Patented rebound hammer
  • retractable firing pins
  • Cross Bolt Safety
  • Spring Loaded Cam Lock Lever


  • Model # – BATD
  • 45LC / .410 caliber
  • 20 ounce weight
  • 5 inch length
  • 3 in. barrel length
  • Standard grip size
  • MSRP – $543

Bond Arms Blackjack Pistol

Deal the shooter game on any gift list with Bond’s fun and functional Blackjack. Created with a nod to the classic players’ derringer-style pistol, the Blackjack is blacked out from grip to barrel and inlaid with a card player’s spade. A silver scoop on the hinge at the back of the pistol adds a touch of surprise and class.

Black ash grips accent the 3 ½-inch stainless steel. barrels and pistol frame, with a protective matte black Cerakote finish on all metal parts for protection and a cool factor. The extended-grip double-barrel pistol, chambered in .45LC/.410 buckshot, fits perfectly in the hand while still being practical for everyday carry.

Whether the cards dealt require doubling down or splitting, Bond Arms Blackjack is reliable, functional and built with plenty of charisma.


  • Stainless steel double barrel and frame
  • Compatible with all standard Bond Arms barrels
  • Automatic spent casing extractor
  • Patented rebound hammer
  • retractable firing pins
  • Cross Bolt Safety
  • Spring Loaded Cam Lock Lever


  • Model # – BABJ
  • .45LC/.410 caliber
  • 3 ½ inches. Barrel
  • 5.5 inches overall length
  • 22 ounce weight
  • MSRP – $689

Bond Arms Ranger II

The iconic Texas Ranger has kept the peace from the peninsula to the gulf coast and from the hills to the swamps of Texas for generations. The Bond Arms Ranger II pistol recognizes great lawmen and women who wear the iconic Texas Rangers lone star insignia with a metal lone star insignia inlaid into the black ash grips.

With 4.25 in. barrels and an extended grip, the Ranger II offers a little more room in the hand without sacrificing portability. The brushed stainless steel barrels and frame, chambered in .45LC/.410 buckshot cartridges, are built for real-world use and transport. The Ranger II comes with a custom black riding cover for a complete package and perfect fit.

Bob Williams, Ranger II owner and shooter, had this to say about his pistol: “LOVE this gun! The quality and workmanship are excellent! An heirloom to be passed down to future generations for continued service; the crossbody cover that comes with it is attractive and well made.”


  • Black Ash Handle Material
  • extended grip size
  • Front blade and fixed rear sights
  • 6.25 in. Length
  • 23.5 ounce weight
  • trigger guard


  • Model # – BARII
  • MSRP – $761.00
  • Caliber: .45LC/.410
  • Barrel Length: 4.25 inches.
  • 6.25 in. Length
  • 23.5 ounce weight

Craftsmanship, function and quality never go out of style, and Bond Arms is known among its peers for precisely that. This holiday season, consider giving him a Bond Arms pistol that is sure to be perfect and destined to become a family heirloom.

BOND ARMS, INC. is located in Granbury, Texas and manufactures the award-winning Bond Arms Derringer – the best in double barrel protection. Originally organized under the Texas Armory name, the company was incorporated as Bond Arms in 1995 with the idea that the Remington Model 95 over-under, single-action derringer could be converted from an Old West anachronism into a reliable modern pistol. The barrel and frame have been redesigned to safely fire modern calibers and the entire pistol is constructed entirely of stainless steel. This makes for a pistol that is strong and durable.

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New versatile, size-inclusive jersey and bib set is the ultimate women’s transitional ensemble

Madison, Wisconsin – DSG Outerwear, the leading maker of the most technical, performance, and size-inclusive hunting apparel for women, is proud to introduce its newest hunting bib and jersey set that offers an excellent fit plus field-proven functional features. the field that hunting women are sure to enjoy. appreciate. In fact, the new Breanna 2.0 Fleece Pullover and Drop Seat Bib Set is the ultimate in transitional clothing for women.

DSG Outerwear has combined the perfect sweater and pants for your next hunt. Both the Breanna 2.0 Fleece Jersey and Flip Seat Bibs are constructed of a quiet bonded stretch fabric with a soft shearling interior. The interior is incredibly soft for comfort, while the exterior is DWR-treated, meaning it’s waterproof and water-repellent, keeping hunters dry and warm during inclement weather. The set is comfortable and quiet, so whether you’re on the go or spending hours in the tree, you’ll stay warm, comfortable, and ready to take your shot.

The Breanna 2.0 Fleece Pullover features a detachable and adjustable hood; a durable quarter-zip makes getting the hoodie on and off a breeze; as well as adjustable cuffs for a perfect fit. A roomy two-way kangaroo pocket with Velcro closure is ideal for storing important hunting gear like your binoculars, while still allowing easy access at all times. A zippered, vertical-flap chest pocket provides even more storage space for any smaller items you’d like to keep on your person. The Breanna 2.0 Fleece Drop Seat Bib features a snap-adjustable inseam (28.5 inches to 32.5 inches); a flip-up seat feature that allows for easy access when nature calls; a large zippered thigh pocket and an easy-adjust strap system to ensure the perfect length.

Both the Breanna 2.0 Fleece Pullover and Drop Seat Bib Pants are available in popular Realtree Edge® or Realtree Excape™ camo patterns, as well as black. Both Realtree® camouflage patterns allow hunters to blend seamlessly into their surroundings at both close range and range, while the black option is perfect for sitting in the blind.

Like the rest of the DSG Outerwear clothing line, both the Breanna 2.0 Fleece Camo Pullover and the Breanna 2.0 Drop Seat Bib are made for women of all shapes and sizes, with a wide variety of sizes available from XS-5XL. Both also have an MSRP of $129.99 each (sold separately).

About DSG Outerwear
DSG Outerwear was conceived in 2010 by Wendy Gavinski after many years of personal frustration with the limited selection of women’s outerwear for active outdoor lifestyles. The goal: to create a line of clothing and gear that meets the need for a functional, feminine fit, including plus sizes. The company produces a wide range of clothing options for hunting, fishing, ice fishing, and snowmobiling. DSG Outerwear uses the highest quality materials and components built by designers and production specialists with over 40 years of experience manufacturing quality outerwear. The company produces everything from highly functional performance outerwear to insulated jackets, bibs, pants, footwear and accessories that are perfect for all types of outdoor activities, even in the coldest climates. Women’s outerwear designed by women to fit women of all shapes and sizes and built to perform. Learn more at

DSC Announces Recipient of 2023 Outstanding Achievement in Hunting Award

The Dr. Bob Speegle Outstanding Hunting Achievement Award (OHAA) Committee has selected Milton Schultz Jr. as the 2023 award recipient. Schultz Jr. will receive the prestigious award at the DSC Convention and Sporting Expo during the banquet on Saturday night on January 7, 2023.

There are several acceptable criteria for this award, such as collection of North American 29, DSC African 32, Wild Goats of the World, and Wild Oxen and Buffalo of the World.

Schultz Jr., this year’s winner, is a two-way qualifier with the North American 29 and DSC African 32. The North American 29 took 63 years to complete, and the DSC African 32 took 13 years to complete. Schultz Jr. has been a DSC Life Member since 1997.

“Milton has put in countless hours in the field and as part of the conservation community to qualify for this award,” said Rick Warren, OHAA President, “We look forward to celebrating him and his accomplishments this year.”

Schultz Jr. took his first deer, a doe, with his grandfather’s WWII open-sight carbine, at the age of seven. This began a 63-year search for the 29 Americans. Schultz Jr. has hunted in the US, Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Arctic Circle, and Mexico.

He is a life member of several conservation organizations, including DSC, Boone & Crockett Club, Texas Bighorn Society, Wild Sheep Foundation (Summit Life Member), NRA, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and Texas Trophy Hunters (Platinum Life Member No. 7).

Schultz Jr. has contributed to the conservation of many species with both his time and money. He is also the recipient of DSC’s Herbert W. Klein Memorial (1995) and the Africa Big Game Award-Big Five (2019).

Schultz Jr. has been a registered pharmacist for 51 years and is currently the director of pharmacy at Glen Rose Medical Center, and the owner and president of Pecan Drug in Granbury, Texas.

About DSC

A member of IUCN, DSC is a mission-focused conservation organization funded by hunters from around the world. With a small administrative staff and a volunteer army of 500, DSC hosts its annual Convention which raises funds for conservation, education and advocacy grants. In the last three years, more than $5 million has been channeled to qualified projects, organizations and programs in support of our mission. Get involved with DSC at

About DSCF

The DSC Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. The DSC Foundation fulfills DSC’s mission to conserve wildlife and wildlands, educate youth and the general public, and promote and protect the rights and interests of hunters throughout the world. Learn more about the DSC Foundation at

The powerful Invader PCP semi-automatic air pistol from HatsanUSA

Powerful. Accurate. Semiautomatic. The Hatsan Invader has all of that and more! It offers a lot of power for small game or target shooting. Available in .22 and .25 calibers, the new Invader provides versatility depending on the users needs. No matter the size of the target, role, or varmint, this rifle has options for everyone.

The ambidextrous all-weather stock features a rubber butt plate, carry handle, thumb hole, pistol grip, spare magazine slot, and height-adjustable buttrest, all in a sleek black finish. The carry handle with integrated adjustable sights can be removed to reveal a combined 11mm dovetail and picatinny optical rail, for mounting a wide variety of optical options. The fully shrouded barrel produces velocities up to 1,100 FPS (.22) and up to 900 FPS (.25) with lead-free shot, and 1,000 FPS (.22) and up to 900 FPS (.25) when using lead shot and produces 34 FPE and 38 FPE respectively.

Like many Hatsan PCP air pistols, the Invader features detachable 255cc aluminum cylinders. The cylinders can be filled to 200 BAR and provide up to 50 semi-automatic shots within 85% of maximum velocity. Each S/Roto magazine can accommodate 10 rounds (.25) or 12 rounds (.22). Additional magazines and air cylinders can be purchased for extended use.

For additional mounted accessories, there are 3 additional built-in picatinny rails. Safety features include a manual safety switch, integrated sling mounts, and textured grip surfaces for improved control and feel.

Gun enthusiasts looking for a quiet semi-automatic air rifle at the best value for money will find it in the Invader. For small game hunting and target shooting, this is an ideal addition to the gunsmith!


  • Preloaded Pneumatic Semi-Automatic Carbine (PCP)
  • Currently available in .22 caliber and .25 caliber
  • Detachable S/Roto magazine holds 12 .22-gauge buckshot and 10 .25-gauge buckshot
  • 3 S/Roto magazines included
  • 255cc air cylinder fills to 200 BAR
  • Tactical all-weather synthetic stock with integrated pistol grip
  • Textured grip surfaces to improve control and feel.
  • Stock built-in magazine storage
  • Height adjustable headrest
  • rubber butt plate
  • Combination 11mm dovetail and picatinny optical rail
  • 3 additional built-in picatinny rails for accessories
  • Removable 1-piece carry handle with adjustable open sights
  • Built-in pressure gauge to monitor cylinder pressure
  • fully covered canyon
  • manual safety switch
  • Integrated sling supports
  • Barrel Length: 19.7”
  • Overall Length: 40.5”
  • Weight: 8.2 pounds
  • Max Velocity* – Lead Free Pellets – .22 cal – 1100 FPS, .25 cal – 900 FPS
  • Max Velocity* – Lead Shot – .22 cal – 1000 FPS, .25 cal – 900 FPS
  • Max Muzzle Energy** – .22 cal – 34 FPE, .25 cal – 38 FPE

*Rate results may vary due to pellet weight, pellet shape, pellet material, temperature, elevation, and other factors.

** Energy results may vary due to pellet weight, pellet shape, pellet material, temperature, elevation, and other factors.

HatsanUSA is the exclusive distributor of Hatsan airguns and Escort firearms in the US. Renowned for precision craftsmanship and performance, Hatsan products provide an exceptional shooting experience. The brands are driven by purpose and are recognized for their outstanding power, performance, reliability and value. Hatsan prides itself on its vertically integrated manufacturing process, which allows it to maintain the highest levels of quality, workmanship, and a competitive edge.

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Yamamoto Presents Yama Craw

Irving, Texas – Yamamoto Baits is proud to introduce the new Yama Craw. Designed to provide a firm, snappy action that fish can’t resist, the Yama Craw is sure to fill a gap in both the Yamamoto line of lures and the fishing industry itself.

“Our new Yama Craw has the combination of size, shape and action that makes it a winner on all types of water,” says Yamamoto pro Cody Meyer. “This bait is proven, nature-inspired, and fish-approved.”

The Yama Craw is built from Yamamoto’s new “Mega Floater Formula” which allows for a softer plastic and a bait that floats.

“The formula allows you to handle a Yama Craw in countless ways,” explains Crispin Powley, Vice President of Fishing for GSM Outdoors. “The Yama Craw will stand up whenever it hits bottom, mimicking the natural defensive posture of a crayfish. The floating claws will allow you to fish it as slow as necessary.”

Available in 19 bold colors, the Yama Craw is on sale now at your favorite angling store. “This is going to be a game changer,” says Powley. “I truly believe that due to its unique qualities and actual presentation, the Yama Craw is the best football squad trailer ever created.”

For nearly 40 years, Yamamoto Baits have proven to be a leading brand for all levels of anglers, from professionals to beginners. To learn more about the Yamamoto line of products, visit their website HERE or find them on Facebook and other social media.

For any additional questions or inquiries, please email Or, for the full GSM family of brands, visit

About GSM Outdoor:

Few American outdoor companies enjoy a mutually respectful relationship with their customers that spans five generations. GSM Outdoors is one of those few! For over 70 years, the GSM family of brands has been helping passionate hunters and shooters succeed through innovation and manufacturing high-quality, reliable products that continue to prove themselves in the field and at the range. to this day. GSM Outdoors continues to take advantage of the latest technology and provide customers with the best products on the market. Tradition, heritage and loyalty to outdoor enthusiasts of generations past and future… that’s the GSM Outdoors guarantee!

Administration commits to conserve Nevada public lands through Antiquities Act

The president vows action to protect Avi Kwa Ame and the surrounding region, which comprises the ancestral lands of 12 indigenous tribes and important desert habitat for bighorn sheep.

MISSOULA, Mont. – Backcountry Hunters & Anglers applauded the administration’s pledge today to conserve vital wildlife habitat and important cultural lands in southern Nevada.

In remarks at the White House Summit of Tribal Nations, President Joe Biden vowed to promote long-term conservation of the region, which encompasses Avi Kwa Ame, or Spirit Mountain, as well as Joshua tree forests, desert landscapes, and the ancestral lands of 12 indigenous tribes. The area is home to a variety of wildlife species and habitats, including desert bighorn sheep migration corridors, and is surrounded by nine distinct wilderness areas.

Under the language of the proclamation being considered, the state of Nevada would maintain wildlife management authority, including the active management of water resources upon which wildlife populations depend. Hunting and continued public access opportunities would also remain.

“Hunters appreciate the vital role these Nevada lands play in supporting important populations of desert bighorn sheep and other wildlife, as well as their cultural significance to Native American communities,” said Land Tawney, BHA President and CEO. “Today we offer our sincerest thanks to the administration for heeding the calls of local stakeholders and for recognizing the crucial links these lands provide – biologically, culturally, recreationally and economically – by taking action to ensure their continued conservation.

“We remain committed to collaborative efforts to advance management plans that conserve hunting access and active wildlife management needs,” Tawney emphasized. “We call on the administration to move quickly and officially proclaim the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument.”

BHA and a diverse community of stakeholders, including Indian tribes, business owners, and local residents, have come together to advocate for permanent conservation measures that protect the unique cultural values ​​and intact wildlife habitat found in this region. . Many of these people, including BHA volunteers and staff, gathered at a meeting called by the Department of the Interior earlier this month in Laughlin, Nevada, near the southern boundary of the proposed monument.

“The Nevada chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is encouraged by the joint support shown by these diverse voices for the continued conservation of this unique region and important wildlife habitat in southern Nevada,” said Karen Boeger, a member of the NV BHA board, after the meeting. “We are proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with other members of our community in urging management to act now to preserve Avi Kwa Ame for future generations to experience and enjoy.”

BHA has always championed the United States’ national monument system and the judicious use of the Antiquities Act as a way to permanently preserve important great landscapes. The key to achieving this outcome is a process that adheres to specific principles and is locally driven, transparent, incorporates science-based habitat management, and advocates for existing hunting and fishing opportunities.

In 2016, the BHA and a consortium of outdoor groups and companies released a report on how national monument designations can support important fish and wildlife habitats while maintaining access to traditional hunting and fishing.

Read National Monuments: A Sportsman’s Perspective.

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A new outdoor experience coming soon

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia — iSportsman has been helping veterans, service members and their families get outdoors since 2009. Now, iSportsman aims to provide that same great service to its users both on and off base. Hoping to become the go-to outdoor recreation service platform for veterans, service members and their families, iSportsman has many in-house operations scheduled for 2023. iSportsmanX is the first of these exciting services planned.

iSportsmanX is a powerful outdoor search optimization tool that allows users to find recreational outlets both at their location and elsewhere. iSportsmanX uniquely showcases opportunities available through third-party recreational locations, in addition to iSportsman-managed locations and activities.

Inspired by the nomadic lifestyle of those who serve, iSportsmanX is here to help service members get back to the outdoor pastimes they enjoy, no matter where they are.

iSportsmanX is scheduled for a preview release in mid-December 2022, with a full release scheduled for early 2023. iSportsmanX will be free and ready to use, with a full list of preview release features. Interested parties can access iSportsmanX by visiting

iSportsman is currently accepting signups for beta testing. To sign up for the beta test and receive an email notification when iSportsmanX goes live, follow this link.

iSportsmanX is just the newest addition to the iSportsman suite of services, which includes: iSportsmanGX, proudly serving the US military in all branches; and iSportsmanARX, which offers iSportsman features to non-military hunters and landowners. As a highly customizable Software as a Service, iSportsman aims to meet the needs of all outdoor enthusiasts.

About iSportsman: iSportsman is the nation’s leading recreation program management solution, serving as the enterprise-grade provider for the US Army, Air Force, Hunting, Fishing, and Firewood permit sales programs. Guard and Security Services. US Fish and Wildlife iSportsman has been delivering SaaS and custom solutions to meet the needs of large-scale recreational programs for over 12 years. iSportsman currently manages permit sales, access control, reporting, and more for more than 10.6 million acres of forests, fields, trails, and waterways in the continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii. Visit for more information.

NJCAA Selects USA Clay Target League as Regular Season Provider

Eagan, MN – The USA Clay Target League (USACTL) is proud to have been chosen as the regular season clay plate provider by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Board of Regents. NJCAA affiliated colleges can now form regional clay teams and leagues through the USA College Clay Target League, a division of the USA Clay Target League.

“The League’s priorities have always been safety, fun and marksmanship, in that order,” said USACTL President John Nelson. “We are pleased to have been approved by the NJCAA Board of Regents and look forward to working with universities to bring clay target sporting opportunities to students across the country.”

In 2020, the NJCAA recognized Clay Target as one of four “emerging sports” and began the process of formally organizing a Clay Target committee within the organization’s Board of Regents. In June 2022, the NJCAA Clay Target Committee recommended the USA Clay Target League to the Board of Regents as a provider of regular season clay targets for NJCAA affiliated institutions. The NJCAA Clay Target postseason event is tentatively scheduled to debut in the fall of 2024.

“The USA Clay Target League has provided the Minnesota Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC – NJCAA Region 13) with a clay target program since 2018.” Jason Kelvie, USAACTL coach education and support manager, said. “The program has been extremely successful over the past three years, with 16 schools and more than 300 students competing this fall.”

Up to five regions with up to 25 teams are expected to participate in regional competitions next fall.

About the NJCAA

The mission of the NJCAA is to promote, govern, and foster a competitive environment for two-year collegiate athletics. The NJCAA recognizes the diverse nature of its membership, throughout providing a consistent and inclusive governance structure that provides opportunities for all stakeholders and emphasizes the academic, athletic, and community involvement goals of all student-athletes. Visit for more information.

About the USA Clay Target League

With nearly 45,000 participating athletes in 2022, the nonprofit USA Clay Target League is the largest clay target shooting organization in the United States. The League offers trap, skeet, sports clay, and 5-tier leagues to high schools and post-secondary schools across the country.

La Liga is the only 100% school-approved clay-target sports program in the United States. Each team must have the approval of the school to participate. Most participating schools have lettering programs as well as yearbook listings for teams. Additionally, each year the League and post-secondary institutions award tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships to qualifying seniors.

The coeducational and adaptive nature of the League are key attractions to schools across the country: it is fully Title IX compliant with male and female athletes competing on the same team, and it is an ‘adapted’ sport, allowing students to with physical disabilities participate.

The League’s priorities are safety, fun and aim, in that order.

The League is the safest sport in school, with no reported injuries since the League’s inception in 2001. Each athlete must complete firearms safety certification before participating.

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Hydra Weaponry, formerly MGI-Military, changes business scale and hires Laura Burgess Marketing (LBM)

With over 50 years of firearms innovation, from the Bushmaster series to the Hydra multi-caliber modular pistol and rifle, the newly renamed Hydra Weaponry Company engaged Laura Burgess Marketing (LBM) to communicate product innovation and company news to industry media. A new website reflects the company’s commitment to its current and new customers.

Hydra Weaponry, formerly MGI-Military, based in Maine, has launched a revamped website at to reflect the company’s commitment to developing firearms for civilian, law enforcement and professional military personnel. As part of the business revamp, Mack Gwinn, CEO of Hydra Weaponry and son of Mack Gwinn, Jr., designer of the Bushmaster pistol, rifle and submachine gun, along with other firearms innovations, is increasing capabilities manufacturing at a Maine facility to accommodate orders. In addition to adding new CNC machines to produce parts and products in-house, Hydra Weaponry hired Laura Burgess Marketing (LBM) to facilitate industry media communications.

“We are thrilled to partner with Mack Gwinn and Hydra Weaponry,” said Laura Burgess, LBM President. “The Hydra system is a unique weapons system that allows the user the advantage of changing calibers quickly to meet the mission at hand. For civilians as well as law enforcement agencies, this concept not only makes owning weapons of various calibers more affordable, but training on a system improves shooter performance, and that’s especially important for the operator. tactical”.

“Hydra Weaponry is the new home for all Hydra rifles and pistols, including the MARCK-15 Hydra Vipera pistols,” added Gwinn. “We have been investing in the company to increase capacity and effectively grow the brand. Hiring Laura Burgess Marketing is the first step in creating that link between our company, the media and our clients. We’re excited to get going.”

Hydra Weaponry manufactures the MARCK-15 Hydra® Modular Weapon System. With the Hydra, or base system, the user can take advantage of and utilize a growing system of caliber conversion kits and various magwells. The change is as simple as changing the barrel, bolt and magazine to the desired caliber. To change some calibers, it’s as simple as changing the barrel and bolt. Hydra caliber conversions include .223 (.556), .22LR, .300 Blackout, .450 Thumper and, for heavy hitters, .50 Beowulf®.

For more information on the Hydra Weaponry, visit the new website at

About Hydra Weaponry:

Based in Maine, Hydra Weaponry, formerly MGI-Military, has 50 years of firearms innovation in its DNA. Beginning with the development of the Bushmaster pistol, rifle and submachine gun, the Gwinn family has set a high standard in designing innovative firearms platforms built around the real-world needs of tactical operators, often fighting in extreme conditions and environments. The MARCK-15 Hydra Modular Weapon System is the ultimate modular platform that designer Mack Gwinn, Jr. created to meet the criteria of modularity, durability, consistent performance, precision, and affordability. Hydra Weaponry is the future of small arms.