Sustaining Sponsors

Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson is a globally recognized manufacturer of quality firearms for enthusiasts, hunters, gun collectors and Military & Police professionals. S&W offers a full line of pistol and revolver handguns, tactical rifles, handcuffs and firearms-related products and accessories. The accomplishments of Smith & Wesson are so numerous that it is impossible to understand the history of modern handguns without first understanding the history of Smith & Wesson. Smith & Wesson was an industry leader in 1852 when it was first founded and continues to lead the world today with innovations into the 21st century.

Since 1919, Mossberg® has been the leader in introducing important design breakthroughs to the firearm industry. Many product features pioneered by Mossberg® are now the standards by which all modern firearms are judged. Never content with the status quo, our men and women constantly strive to improve and update the capabilities of all Mossberg® products. In accomplishing this goal, we recognize that each improvement is a part of the “Shooting System” approach and most are designed to fit the shotgun you bought years ago.

Over the past 17 years, Crimson Trace Corporation has shipped nearly a million sets of Lasergrips® and Laserguard® units to responsible gun owners throughout the world. Our diverse and loyal customer base includes: the US military, federal/state/local law enforcement agencies, private security officers, concealed carry aficionados, defense-minded citizens, target shooters and sportsmen. As the undisputed industry leader in laser sighting products for handguns and rail-equipped long guns, Crimson Trace places a passionate focus on our products – because the lives of our customers may depend on it.

FMG Publications provides the connection to virtually every segment of the shooting sports market and is looked to as the source for industry & product news. Publications include: GUNS Magazine, American Handgunner, Shooting Industry & American COP.

Glock is the leading global manufacturer of pistols, precisely engineered to meet the demanding specifications of military and law enforcement agencies worldwide. That powerful validation, and our reputation for safety, durability, reliability, and ease of use, has also driven our consumer dedication Police Badge further than ever anticipated. As a result, our complete line of GLOCK pistols has become the choice for millions who aspire to carry the perfect firearm for the mission at hand.

“Ten bullets through one hole” is the philosophy that brought Hornady® Manufacturing from a two-man operation in 1949, to a world-leading innovator of bullet, ammunition, reloading tool and accessory design and manufacture today. Change is our constant and daily challenge. We outperform our competitors by ensuring the products we make are the ones our customers need right now, and accurately predict what they’ll want in the future. We recognize trends, and respect when to leave well enough alone. Our work force includes an ample number of hunters and competitive shooters, as well as veterans and former law enforcement officers. At Hornady® Manufacturing, ammunition is more than our livelihood. It’s a major part of our daily life.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., is an American, family-owned, fifth-generation company that has been designing, machining, and assembling precision optical instruments and other products for 100 years. Founded in 1907, Leupold’s® success has been built on our commitment to our customers’ absolute satisfaction, and our commitment to building the best optics for the shooting sports, general and wildlife observation, and the military and law enforcement communities.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 7,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers.

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of high-quality firearms for the commercial sporting market, and a major producer of precision steel investment castings. For almost 60 years, Ruger has been a model example of corporate and community responsibility. Our corporate motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens,” echoes the importance of these principles while we strive to preserve our hard-earned reputation as a manufacturer of quality firearms and investment castings that simultaneously deliver value and innovation.

SureFire

SureFire illumination tools are the finest in the world €”compact, rugged, powerful, reliable, efficient. Engineered for maximum performance and precision manufactured, they produce optimal beams — brilliant light with no rings, hot spots, or shadows. That’s why people whose lives may depend on having enough light when they need it, such as military, emergency, and police personnel and outdoors professionals, rely on SureFire.

XS® Sight Systems is a family owned business located in Fort Worth, Texas. For over 17 years XS® has been a leader in precision manufacturing of practical hunting and combat effective tactical products for civilian, law enforcement and military professionals. XS® 24/7 Tritium gunfighter sights utilize a shallow rear V and visible front Dot, designed for quick front sight acquisition in full to low lighting conditions. Thank you for your support of American made products.

With an ever-expanding line that includes motorcycles, outboard motors, ATVs, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, race kart engines, accessories, apparel, and much more, we at Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., strive to contribute to the quality of life. Your life. Life can have many exciting, memorable experiences. Creating opportunities for them is what Yamaha is all about.

ACADEMI is an innovative, privately-held training and security solutions provider serving government and commercial industries worldwide. Founded in 1997, ACADEMI was initially envisioned as a training facility to support the needs of local and regional law enforcement personnel. Today we are capable of providing risk assessment, training and security solutions in multiple locations across the globe, reacting to need with near-immediate deployment.

Until now shooters needing a lightweight precision rifle system have been forced to compromise between weight reduction and consecutive-shot accuracy. That was then, this is now. Based on a patented carbon-fiber technology and proprietary manufacturing process, Proof Research manufactures carbon fiber barrels and carbon fiber composite stocks that significantly reduce weight while offering superior performance over traditional alternatives. Want Proof? See it on video at PROOF RESEARCH. GO FARTHER. HIT HARDER.

SIG SAUER, Inc.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is The Complete Systems Provider™, leading the industry in American innovation, ingenuity, and manufacturing. SIG SAUER® brings a dedication to superior quality, ultimate reliability, and unmatched performance that has made it the brand of choice among many of the world’s elite military, government and law enforcement units as well as responsible citizens. SIG SAUER offers a full array of products to meet any mission parameter, including handguns, rifles, ammunition, electro-optics, suppressors, ASP (Advanced Sport Pellet) airguns and training. The largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland, SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company with more than 1,600 employees. For more information on SIG SAUER, any of its products, or the SIG SAUER AcademySM, log on to sigsauer.com.

Headquartered in Anoka, Minnesota, Federal Premium Ammunition has been providing hunters and shooters with high-quality rimfire, centerfire and shotshell ammunition since 1922. It pioneered the Premium category of ammunition and is part of the world’s leading ammunition manufacturer, ATK Sporting. For more information on Federal, visit www.federalpremium.com.

NASGW (National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers) The NASGAW was organized in 1953 and is the organizer and sponsor of the NASGW Annual Meeting/Expo. This event provides an unmatched educational, marketing and communications opportunity for the hunting and shooting sports wholesaler, manufacturer and sales professional. It’s objectives are to promote the common interest, encourage the highest merchandising standards, maintain a liaison with other industry segments and to collect and distribute information on sporting goods wholesaling. Log on to www.nasgw.org.

Leapers, Inc.

Leapers, Inc., founded in Michigan in 1992, has been manufacturing the UTG brand hunting/shooting gear for 23 years. Through unrelenting R&D and horizontal expansion, UTG makes and distributes HARD GOODS from scopes, mounts, lights, bipods, to accessories and soft goods. In 2009, Leapers’s premium UTG PRO brand was launched to offer Made in USA innovative, high precision rails, stocks, and sights. The line continues to grow and expects to offer optics, lights and scope rings in the near future. www.leapers.com

Taurus

Headquartered in Miami, Taurus Holdings, Inc. owns and represents some of the most recognized and valued brands worldwide, including Taurus®, Rossi® and Heritage™. Known as an innovator within the firearms industry, Taurus Holdings is a leader in offering quality and value-packed firearms to the United States and Canada. Taurus International services all Taurus brand firearms under the LIFETIME REPAIR POLICY™ as well. For additional information about Taurus, visit
www.taurususa.com

 

Smith & Wesson

Mossberg

Crimson Trace

FMG Publications

Glock Perfection

Hornady

National Shooting Sports Foundation

Ruger

Surefire

XS Sights

Yamaha

Academi

Proof Research

Sig Sauer

 

 

Taurus