For its 150th anniversary, Steyr Arms gave itself a new US Headquarters and showroom in Bessemer, AL. Steyr is the US importer of Steyr-Mannlicher, Merkel and Anschutz firearms, and with respect to the new headquarters, Steyr CEO Scott O’Brien explained that the company was looking to own a “long-term home in the US,” and at the same time help its dealers by providing a place where they can bring customers to see the various Steyr, Merkel and Anschutz firearms.
McMillan Merchant Solutions, launched by Kelly McMillan of McMillan Group International, is the only credit card processing company developed by the firearms industry for the firearms industry. McMillan Merchant Solutions guarantees the best possible rates, a complete product line, excellent customer service and personalized solutions–regardless of volume.
“I started McMillan Merchant Solutions in response to a growing trend for financial institutions to decline services to firearms companies. As president of McMillan Group International, an established firearms company, I personally experienced the biases of a financial institution and realized the need for a competitive, firearms-friendly credit card processing company. McMillan Merchant Solutions’ strength is to provide a solid business partnership with companies and guarantee that we will never drop a customer because they are in the firearms industry,” said Kelly McMillan, president of McMillan Merchant Solutions.
“I have been very fortunate to have had a successful business in the firearms industry for over forty years. As a way to give back and help protect our Constitutional rights, I am committed to donating a portion of every credit card transaction made to firearms and outdoor associations,” said McMillan.
McMillan Merchant Solutions is powered by LTD Merchant Services, a registered ISO/MSP of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Walnut Creek, CA and a registered ISO/MSP of BMO Harris Bank, Chicago, IL. McMillan Merchant Services handles all major credit card transactions with VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
“The Remington 2020 System is the next significant advancement in firearms technology,” said Scott Blackwell, president of Remington. “Remington has been a leading innovation provider to hunters and shooters since 1816. Through our partnership with TrackingPoint we are now leveraging a powerful R&D network and technology engine allowing Remington to continue to enhance our consumer’s experience. The end result; we have created the ultimate hunting and shooting confidence builder that allows the user to share their experience from start to finish.”
The Digital Optic System:
The digital optic system effectively bundles numerous devices and technologies together in a state-of-the-art package that brings confidence and improved accuracy to the shooter at distances of up to 500 yards.
Integrated capabilities include:
3-21X Digital Scope
Laser Rangefinder (750 Yard Range)
The Most Advanced Ballistic Computer Available
Video /Audio Recorder
Still Camera (frame capture)
Looking through the Remington 2020 Digital Optic System, the shooter is presented with a Heads-Up Display (HUD) that overlays the information about the ammunition, environment and shot orientation that effect accuracy to the field of view before them. Through a sequence referred to as Tag, Track and React (TTR), the Remington 2020 Digital Optic System allows the shooter to designate the desired location of a shot (“Tag”). The advanced internal ballistic computer immediately generates a firing solution based on a far greater number of inputs and factors that affect the bullet’s flight than other ballistic calculators or tables. The shooter then simply adjusts their point of aim to bring the ballistically corrected reticle on target (“Track”) and take the shot (“React”). Even on targets moving up to 10 mph.
Recording and Streaming
The system can also broadcast a Wi-Fi signal allowing others to see a streaming live video feed from the HUD via a smartphone (Apple iOS or Andriod) app. For the first time, another person can share what the shooter is seeing and doing wirelessly for more effective coaching, mentoring or guiding. From the time a Tag is placed until a preset time after the shot is taken, this stream can also be recorded, with audio, to internal memory for later downloading and sharing.
Each system comes with:
A Hand-Selected Rifle – (Currently offered in three configurations)
Remington Model 700 Long-Range chambered in 30-06 SPRG
Remington Model 700 SPS Tactical AAC -SD with Threaded Muzzle chambered in 308 Win
Bushmaster Varminter chambered in 223 Remington
Mounted Remington 2020 Digital Optic System, zeroed and loaded with ballistic profiles for three paired ammunition types – a target round, a traditional hunting round and a Barnes Vor-tx TSX round.
Wheeled Hard Case with Custom-Fitted Foam Insert
A specially-packed 300-rd case of ammunition – 100 rounds of each of the three profiled ammunition types for that system.
The benefits of the Remington 2020 go beyond improved shot placement and the consolidation of gear currently required to perform ballistic calculations. The true benefit lies in the confidence, and enhanced capabilities that this technology provides to the user. All of which encourages a more ethical hunt.
Traditions Performance Firearms recently introduced what is calls “the next innovation in muzzleloading”–the Vortek StrikerFire. The gun has been in development since 2008, and rifle takes in-line muzzleloaders to the next level by using an internal StrikerFire system. To cock the gun, simply slide the striker button forward until it locks and shoot! The system allows for faster locktime, the ability to mount your scope closer to the bore, and allows the gun to operate at an ultralight 6 1/4 pounds.
The recessed de-cocking button allows for quick and quiet de-cocking of the firearm. It is also equipped with an automatic de-cocking mechanism, so when the gun is broken open, it automatically de-cocks. The gun is additionally equipped with a trigger block safety and striker block safety.
The Vortek StrikerFire has a 28″ tapered, fluted Magnum Chromoly barrel, and a two-stage trigger set at 3 pounds for a crisp, clean-breaking pull. A Stow-N-Go removable butt pad removes with the push of a button, and provides convenient storage space. The StrikerFire is also equipped with a 1-piece stainless steel Accelerator Breech Plug that allows firing of either loose or pelletized powder without changing the breech plug. MSRP: $489.