XS® Sight Systems, Inc. Pulls Trigger on Expansion Plans

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FORT WORTH, TEXAS (05/24/16) – Due to an increase in customer demand for its products and the need for additional operating space, XS® Sight Systems has expanded into a new location. The company previously called its building co-owned with Horizon Tech home, but XS Sights® will move its operations further down the road to 2401 Ludelle St., Fort Worth, Texas.

Both companies will continue to work closely together, but the new building allows R&D head Bo Wallace the opportunity to try out new product ideas in a larger, more expansive space. XS® Sights also hopes that the use of the building’s warehouse will improve efficiency and organization for its shipping department.

The move presents opportunities to improve the organization’s operations and communication amongst departments, according to XS® Sights co-owner Kellie Brunn. “It’s been a busy last few months,” she said. “In this strong year for the company, we’re well-positioned to grow and expand even more in the near future.”

Both the XS® Sights and Horizon Tech buildings are located between the machine shop at 2403 Ludelle St. in Fort Worth.

Springfield Armory® Auction of First Chris Kyle TRP to End Live at NRA on May 21 at 3PM with Special Appearance by Taya Kyle

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GENESEO, IL (05/18/2016) – Calling all interested collectors: the auction of the first of only 1000 Springfield Armory® Chris Kyle Legend Series 1911 TRP™ pistols, will culminate in live bidding at the NRA Annual Meetings in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, May 21 at 3PM (Eastern) at Springfield Armory booth #5823.

The auction on GunBroker.com has been building momentum since its launch on May 1 and, as of today, has a high bid over $17,500.

On Saturday, May 21 at 3PM, with Taya Kyle in attendance, a live auctioneer will begin entertaining bids at the Springfield Armory booth. Both onsite and online bidders will be able to bid until the auction ends. Online bidders should note that the scheduled ending time of 3PM is approximate and is subject to change due to live bidding at the booth. The 15-minute rule will be replaced by a live auctioneer at the event site.

Those wishing to participate in the live bidding should come to the Springfield Armory booth at 2PM on Saturday, May 21 to secure a bidding number and paddle.

Immediately following the close of the auction, Springfield Armory® President and CEO, Dennis Reese will present Taya Kyle with a check for the full amount of the pistol’s sale price. All proceeds from the auction benefit the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation.

View the live auction on GunBroker.com at: http://www.gunbroker.com/Item/554032581

About the Springfield Armory® Chris Kyle Legend Series 1911 TRP™
In cooperation with the Chris Kyle Foundation and the Chris Kyle family to honor the spirit of “American Sniper” and Navy Seal Chris Kyle, Springfield Amory® has produced 1,000 TRP™ Legend Series pistols. Each has a unique serial number laser-engraved on it, ranging from CK0001 through CK1000. Separately, the company will laser engrave each pistol identifying its placement in the series.

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The Legend Series pistols will come packaged in a custom and also serialized mahogany presentation case. Additionally, a memorial copy of the best-selling book, American Sniper, signed by Taya Kyle will accompany the package. The attractive presentation case also includes a .999 pure silver Chris Kyle limited edition challenge coin and a Springfield Armory® certificate of authenticity. The MSRP of the Legend TRP™ commemorative edition pistol is $2,499, with a portion of the proceeds from each pistol sold benefitting the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation.

About Chris Kyle’s Connection With the 1911 TRPTM
While in combat, Chris chose the Springfield Armory TRP™ for its reliable performance and toughness. In his words in best-selling book, American Sniper, he tells how that TRP™ may have saved his life.

“In 2004, I brought over a Springfield [Armory] TRP Operator, which used a .45 caliber round. It had a 1911 body style, with custom grips and a rail system that let me add a light and laser combo. Black, it had a bull barrel and was an excellent gun — until it took a frag for me in Fallujah. I was actually able to get it repaired — those Springfields are tough.”
— Chris Kyle, American Sniper

The first pistol in the Legend Series was presented to Chris Kyle’s wife, Taya Kyle, by Springfield Armory® CEO Dennis Reese at a ceremony during the 2016 SHOT Show in Las Vegas earlier this year. She immediately announced her intention to auction this one-of-a-kind pistol, with all proceeds to benefit the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation.

Team Springfield™ will also be on-hand at the booth to present the newest members of the Team as well as hold live demonstrations of the latest Springfield Armory® products to meeting attendees. Presentations will be held Friday, May 20, at 3:30pm and Saturday, May 21, at 1:00pm.

Armscor®-Rock Island Armory® Launches Laser-Equipped 1911 Gun District Giveaway

LAS VEGAS, NEV. (05/17/16) – To promote immediate targeting and precision, Armscor®-Rock Island Armory® (RIA) has announced a firearm giveaway through its Gun District page leading to the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in May.

Three of Armscor-RIA’s ROCK Ultra pistols are outfitted with Crimson Trace® Master Series™ Lasergrips® as part of the company’s new RED Series – the ROCK Ultra MS 45ACP, the ROCK Ultra CS 45ACP and the ROCK Ultra FS 45ACP, which is the gun featured in the GunDistrict.com giveaway.

The ROCK Ultra FS is chambered in 45ACP with a 5” button-rifled barrel supported by a full-length guide rod. The smooth-angled, snag-free style allows for quick draw. The 1911 includes a low-profile, adjustable rear sight; high-visibility, fiber-optic front sight; skeletonized hammer and trigger with adjustable over-travel stop; and ambidextrous safety.

It’s finished with a rugged matte coating and comes with battle-ready G10 tactical grips. True to all RIA 1911s, the ROCK Ultra comes with a four- to six-pound trigger to deliver an optimum shooting experience right out of the box.

The Master Series Lasergrips red laser sights are fully compatible with ambidextrous safeties and feature a master on/off switch, windage and elevation adjustability and a four-hour battery life.

“Our shooters value seamless accuracy and seek it out in their firearms,” Armscor-RIA President Martin Tuason said. “That’s why the laser add-on is a perfect partnership – it gives our customers a chance to experience the next level in shooting pleasure with improved target acquisition and enhanced critical shooting fundamentals.”

“We’re thrilled to have the ROCK Ultra FS 45ACP as our giveaway,” Gun District President and founder Paul Glasco said. “The lucky soul who wins this fabulous gun will be the envy of everyone at the range.”

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How to participate
To enter for a chance to win the ROCK Ultra FS 45ACP, simply join Gun District as a member. For additional entries, go to the Armscor-RIA page on GunDistrict.com and “join” the page. Additional entries will be available in the Armscor-RIA booth (#2530) at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Louisville, Ky., May 20-22. The winner will be notified June 1.

To join Armscor-RIA’s GunDistrict.com page, visit https://gundistrict.com/giveaways/.

To shop Armscor-RIA products, visit http://advancedtactical.com.

XS® Sight Systems, Inc. to Host Free ‘Shooter’s Bible’ Signing at NRA Meeting

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FORT WORTH, TEXAS (05/17/16) – As part of the NRA Annual Meeting, XS® Sight Systems, Inc., will be hosting a book signing at its booth (#4609) Saturday, May 21, 1-3 p.m., featuring shooting enthusiast and author Roger Eckstine.

XS® Sights will be offering visitors the chance to meet Eckstine, as well as pick up a copy of his book, The Shooter’s Bible Guide to Home Defense, free of charge. The event is one that XS Sights co-owner Kellie Brunn is thrilled to bring to the company’s fans.

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“We’re proud to partner with Roger (Eckstine) to help teach people the importance of home defense and maximize their effectiveness with the best tools for getting the job done,” she said. “When it comes to home defense, just having a gun isn’t enough. You need to know where to place yourself and how to properly vet a threat before pulling the trigger.”

Eckstine has served as both an subject-matter expert and teacher in practical shooting, including weapon selection, environmental considerations and rehearsing break-in scenarios. His newest book, Watch Your Back: How to Avoid the Most Dangerous Moments in Daily Life, will be released in September.

To learn more about the book, visit:
http://skyhorsepublishing.com/titles/9704-9781626361799-shooters-bible-guide-to-home-defense

About XS® Sight Systems
XS® Sight Systems is the leader in precision manufacturing of hunting and combat tactical sights, lever rails, mounts and other related products for U.S. civilians, law enforcement and military professionals. XS® Sight CNCs all parts in house and only uses the best materials, including 1144 stress-proof steel and 6061 T6 aircraft grade aluminum. Visit XS® Sight Systems to see all products available for sale and the company’s history.

XS® Sight Systems, Inc. Celebrating 20-Year Anniversary at NRA Annual Meeting

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FORT WORTH, TEXAS (05/10/16) – XS® Sight Systems will be celebrating 20 years in business during the NRA Annual Meeting in Louisville, Ky., May 19-22, with product raffles on Saturday and Sunday of the event. In addition to 2016 being XS® Sight Systems’ 20th anniversary, it will be the 19th year in which the company has had a presence at the NRA Annual Meeting.

The raffle will include 20 GOODGUY Swag Bags each on May 21 and 22, at 3 p.m. The winners will additionally have the opportunity to order a set of XS® Sights valued at as much as $200. To participate in the raffle, attendees can drop by the XS® Sights booth and sign up. Participants do not need to be present for the drawing to win.

“Twenty years in, we’re still committed to producing high-quality sight options for handguns, shotguns and rifles that provide fast sight acquisition in low light conditions,” co-owner Jon Pastusek said. “We’re proud to be an NRA member and support the 2nd Amendment rights in the U.S. Constitution.”

NRA attendees will also be able to get a first look at the latest XS® Sight Systems products to be released this year, all with Tritium front and rear sights and both big-dot and standard-dot options available, including:
FNH FNS & FNX
S&W BODYGAURD 380
Ruger LC9 & LC380

These new sight options were designed for concealed carry and provide a shooting advantage in defensive situations. XS® Sight Systems has produced the same sight picture for 20 years, because it is simple and allows you to find your front sight more easily, while maintaining focus on the situation in front of you.
 
About XS® Sight Systems
XS® Sight Systems is the leader in precision manufacturing of hunting and combat tactical sights, lever rails, mounts and other related products for U.S. civilians, law enforcement and military professionals. XS® Sight CNCs all parts in house and only uses the best materials, including 1144 stress-proof steel and 6061 T6 aircraft grade aluminum. Visit XS® Sight Systems to see all products available for sale and the company’s history.

Springfield Armory® Releases Limited Edition Chris Kyle 1911 Legend Series TRP™ Pistol Proceeds To Benefit The Chris Kyle FROG Foundation

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GENESEO, IL May 2nd, 2016 – Springfield Armory® is pleased to announce the Legend Series 1911 TRP™ Pistol. In cooperation with the Chris Kyle Foundation and the Chris Kyle family the company aims to honor the spirit of American Sniper and Navy Seal Chris Kyle while providing direct support to the foundation.

While in combat, Chris chose the Springfield Armory TRP™ for its reliable performance and toughness. In his words in best-selling book, American Sniper, he tells how that TRP™ may have saved his life.

“In 2004, I brought over a Springfield [Armory®] TRP™ Operator, which used a .45 caliber round. It had a 1911 body style, with custom grips and a rail system that let me add a light and laser combo. Black, it had a bull barrel and was an excellent gun – until it took a frag for me in Fallujah. I was actually able to get it repaired – those Springfields are tough.”

Springfield Amory® will produce one thousand TRP™ Legend Series pistols, each with a unique serial number ranging from CK0001 through CK1000. Separately, the company will laser engrave each pistol identifying its placement in the series.

The Legend Series pistols will come packaged in a custom and also serialized mahogany presentation case. Additionally, a memorial copy of the best-selling book, American Sniper, signed by Taya Kyle will accompany the package. The attractive presentation case also includes a .999 pure silver Chris Kyle limited edition challenge coin and a Springfield Armory® certificate of authenticity.

The MSRP of the Legend TRP™ commemorative edition pistol is $2,499, with a portion of the proceeds from each pistol sold benefitting the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation.

The first pistol in the Legend Series was presented to Taya Kyle by Springfield Armory® CEO Dennis Reese at a ceremony during the 2016 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. Kyle immediately announced her intention to auction this one of a kind pistol during the 2016 National Rifle Association Annual Meeting, with all proceeds to benefit the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. Taya Kyle will auction Chris Kyle Legend Series 1911 TRP™ Pistol #1. This auction will take place in Springfield Armory® booth #5823 at the NRA annual meetings in Louisville, KY.

The on-line auction will go live Sunday May 1st under Springfield Armory®’s charity account on GunBroker.com and will end at 3:00pm May 21st at the NRA annual meetings. Live bidding will start at 2:45pm in the booth. Persons who wish to bid live in the booth for this #1 Limited edition pistol can sign up in the booth at 2:00pm with a Springfield representative and receive a number and bidding paddle.

View live auction: http://www.gunbroker.com/Item/554032581

Taya Kyle will be present to award the winner (if winner is present) with the pistols along with Springfield Armory® President and CEO Dennis Reese. Upon completion of the auction, Springfield Armory® will also present a check to Taya Kyle for the full amount of auction proceeds.

The following people will sign the serial #1 pistol certificate of authenticity: Taya Kyle of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, Dennis Reese President and CEO of Springfield Armory®, Wayne LaPierre Executive Vice President of the NRA and Chris Cox NRA-ILA’s Executive Director.

Now run by Taya Kyle, the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation supports members and families of those who serve. According to Taya Kyle, “One of the big benefits of doing this with Springfield Armory® is that part of the proceeds will go to the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to honor God, country and family by serving those who serve. To us, that represents the marriages and family life of our law enforcement, EMS, and military communities.”

“We’re very pleased to support Taya and the Frog Foundation,” explained Springfield Armory® CEO Dennis Reese. “When on deployment, Chris Kyle carried a Springfield Armory® 1911 TRP™ Operator pistol, so we felt it appropriate to make this special edition pistol to honor his memory and support the ongoing work of the foundation. Very much like American hero Chris Kyle, this pistol is truly one of a kind.”

The Legend Series pistols feature five-inch stainless steel match grade barrels, low-profile three-dot Tritium combat sights, and black and gray G10 grips with an attractive American flag engraving. The slides are forged carbon steel with Black Nitride™ treatment for durability and corrosion resistance. A National Match full-length guide rod rounds out the 8.6-inch long government model 1911. Each pistol ships with two seven-round stainless steel magazines with slam pads.

At the conclusion of the NRA Annual meetings shipments of the Limited Edition Chris Kyle pistols will arrive at firearms dealers throughout the country.

About the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation
The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, www.chriskylefrogfoundation.org, is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving military and first responders through meaningful interactive experiences that enrich family relationships. Founded and led by Taya Kyle, Chris’s wife, the foundation is entrusted to shepherd a community where the successes and struggles of these families can be shared. Its programs and partners reflect the service excellence that these individuals and families provide in service to their communities and country.

About Springfield Armory®
“The First Name in American Firearms,” Springfield Armory® was founded in 1777, when George Washington ordered the creation of an armory to store ammunition and gun carriages during the American Revolution. In 1794, the armory began to manufacture muskets and spent the next 150 years supplying firearms for every major American conflict. The original armory closed in 1968. In 1974, the Reese family took ownership of the Springfield Armory® name and began making the M1A™ rifle. Today, Springfield Armory® develops many products loyal to the company’s heritage, like the 1911 pistol, while ensuring its future with innovative products, including the XD®, XD® Mod.2™ XD(M)® and XD-S® polymer pistols.