GSM Outdoors Acquires New Archery Products (NAP)

GSM Outdoors recently announced the addition of New Archery Products (NAP)

to the GSM family of brands.

GSM Outdoors encompasses well-known brands in the hunting and outdoor markets such as Stealth Cam, Walker’s, Hunting Made Easy (HME), Cyclops, American Hunter, Western Rivers, and Shooting Made Easy (SME).

The company was founded in 2000 with the mission of bringing product innovation to a variety of categories in the outdoor market — primarily shooting and hunting. With a dedication to developing leading-edge technologies, applying rigorous quality control, and standing on a “customer first” approach to after-sale support, GSM Outdoors has earned its reputation for delivering top-quality products to the outdoor industry and supporting its customers from the shelf to the field.

 

“We saw an opportunity to complement our diverse brand portfolio and continue innovation of quality hunting products within the category,” said GSM CEO Edward Castro. “NAP’s rich history certainly compliments our beliefs and values at GSM, and we are extremely excited to see what the future holds for NAP.”

Founded in 1971, New Archery Products (NAP) has established a rich history as a cornerstone manufacturer in the archery and bowhunting segments, producing such high-profile and widely respected products as the original Flipper Rest and Razorbak broadheads. Today, the NAP product line covers the gamut of archery and bowhunting accessories, from the Thunderhead and Spitfire line of fixed and mechanical broadheads to fletching, precision arrow rests, quivers, stabilizers and the new Mantis series of ground blinds (below).

NAP Mantis Ground Blinds

“Iconic brands like NAP are what keep hunters in the field and passing on our hunting heritage,” said VP of Sales & Marketing Ben Smith. “I’m confident we’ll continue to leave our footprint on the archery category for many years to come.”

With such a wide range of products in their arsenal, GSM receives attention from men and women of all backgrounds who seek high-quality equipment to meet their outdoor adventure needs.

About GSM Outdoors

Based in Grand Prairie, TX – GSM provides a wide range of outdoor related products from brands such as Stealth Cam scouting cameras, Walker’s hearing protection and enhancement, Western Rivers game calls, Cyclops portable lighting and power, American Hunter feeders, HME hunting accessories, SME shooting accessories, and New Archery Products (NAP). GSM goes to great lengths to ensure their products deliver the latest features and the rugged durability that hunters demand.

For information regarding GSM and their products, visit www.gsmoutdoors.com. To become a dealer or have a sales representative contact you, call (877) 269-8490.

Trijicon’s Electro Optics Division Expands the REAP-IR® Thermal Riflescope Line

Wixom, Mich. — Trijicon® Inc, manufacturer of Brilliant Aiming Solutions™, is pleased to introduce the latest additions to the REAP-IR family of thermal imaging systems. The new and improved REAP-IR models retain Trijicon’s leading image quality, ease of use, and durability while adding new, user-friendly features.

 

THE REAP-IR® TRIJICON MINI THERMAL RIFLESCOPE

Trijicon is now offering two additional magnification options with enhanced features to the 35mm effective focal length variants (2.5x base optical magnification). The REAP-IR will now be available in 60 mm EFL (4.5x base optical magnification) and 20 mm EFL (1.5x base optical magnification) models. The new and improved variants and the existing REAP-IR configurations will be available for purchase.

The new REAP-IR variants feature a simplified “Easy Zero Method” which makes sighting in the optic easier and more intuitive. Getting rounds on target is now a matter of aligning an on-screen digital icon with bullet impacts using provided MOA readouts.

Integral Picatinny top rail for accessory mounting.

Trijicon also updated the main housing to include an integrated Picatinny rail interface for mounting optional accessories, such as a Trijicon RMR®. The battery compartment has been redesigned to a ruggedized, top-loading compartment with an easy-to-use thumbscrew to allow simpler night-time operation.

All Trijicon REAP-IR optics feature 640×480 resolution, 12-micron thermal sensors and 60 Hz frame rates. The REAP-IR family comes standard with five included reticle options, and six advanced polarity settings for exceptional visibility in any environment. Trijicon Electro-Optics thermal scopes are engineered, machined and assembled in the United States and are tested to MIL-STD 810-G.

For more information on the REAP-IR and the complete array of Brilliant Aiming Solutions™ for the hunting, shooting, military and law enforcement markets, contact Trijicon®, Inc. at (248) 960-7700 or visit www.trijicon.com.

The NEW Yamaha Grizzly Special Edition

TRAIL TESTED. RIDER APPROVED.

The award winning Yamaha Grizzly® sets the standard for trail-taming performance with superior off-road capability, all-day comfort and legendary durability. The 2019 Grizzly boasts improved midrange power and Yamaha Real World Technologies like Ultramatic® automatic transmission and On-Command 4WD to provide unmatched performance and reliabilty

 

Special Edition color and graphics, all‑new Maxxis ‘Zilla tires, 14″ cast aluminum wheels and superior overall rec utility performance help the new Grizzly EPS SE conquer even the toughest terrain.

High-Performance Ultramatic® Transmission

Grizzly EPS SE’s Ultramatic® transmission features a gated shifter, dual-range (Hi/Lo) drive plus reverse gear, and is the most advanced—and durable—CVT drive system available. An automatic centrifugal clutch maintains constant belt tension for reduced belt wear and a sprag clutch delivers natural all-wheel engine braking.

New Engine Built to Excite

For the trail rider looking for excitement in every ride, the ideal engine should balance big bore power with a strong midrange that gives immediate response. The Grizzly EPS SE features a potent new 700-class engine for 2019 with optimized torque, power delivery and engine character for aggressive recreational riding.

Independent Double Wishbone Front and Rear Suspension

Independent double wishbone suspension, with 7.6” of front wheel travel and 9.1” at the rear, provides excellent rider comfort even on the toughest trails, thanks to nitrogen-charged shocks with 5-way adjustable preload.

Class-Leading Power Steering

Minimize fatigue and attack every corner with Yamaha’s Electric Power Steering (EPS), the industry’s best balance of electric steering assist and positive trail feedback.

Aggressive and Durable Styling

Rugged composite front bumper resists scratching and won’t rust, while injection-molded fenders and CV joint guards protect against rock and debris damage.

LED Highlights and Taillights

LED technology uses less power, creates brighter, sharper illumination, and offers lifetime durability. A handlebar-mounted halogen work light provides additional illumination that moves with rider input for excellent visibility.

 

Learn more about the Yamaha Grizzly® Special Edition by clicking here.

Walker’s Shipping XCEL Series Muffs

The industry pioneer in electronic hearing protection and enhancement, is now shipping to dealers and distributors the much-anticipated EXCEL Series digital electronic muffs. The new XCEL Series muffs advance hearing protection design and digital sound management with two debut models—the 100 and 500BT that are now available.

The XCEL muffs take a completely fresh approach to form and ergonomics by relocating the user interface and microphones from the ear cups to a slim control panel that is integrated into the headband. This design offers advantages in both ergonomics and performance. Relocating the electronics as well as the battery compartment to the headband takes weight off the ears while optimizing overall balance for hours of shooting comfort. This relocation also provides more air space inside the cups to help give the EXCEL an impressive 26 NRR sound reduction rating.

The new XCEL muffs offer serious shooters and hunters more than improved comfort. Expanded audio control options and sophisticated digital sound engineering courtesy of a ground-breaking digital chipset brings new technology to the hearing protection segment. The XCEL’s next-generation Sound-Activated Compression, courtesy of a new Variable Dynamic Sound Suppression system, automatically adjusts compression time based on noise level intensity and duration rather than using conventional “fixed-time” compression for sound events. This means a greater level of hearing protection regardless of the sound environment.

As for user-adjustable features, the XCEL muffs provide four distinct listening modes that the shooter can select via soft-touch operation buttons located on the control panel: Universal (for general sound amplification), Speech Clarity (for discriminating voices and enhancing verbal communication in a noisy shooting range environment), High Frequency (tuned specifically to hear steel target impact at long distances), and Power Boost (amplifies sound across the range of volume). For user convenience, an integrated voice prompt announces each listening mode as the shooter scrolls through the menu, making sound management selection easy and eliminating the guesswork of knowing what mode you are in.

Another convenience feature that range shooters and outdoors enthusiasts will appreciate is the programmable auto shut-off function, which goes a long way toward saving battery life and money. The XCEL also includes a selectable wind noise reduction feature to help suppress the roar of wind passing across the microphones.

The XCEL is offered in two models: the XCEL 100 and the XCEL 500BT. The XCEL 500BT includes Bluetooth® connectivity so you can stream audio from your mobile device, hear notification alerts, and take phone calls.

Walker’s®. Protect it or Lose it!®

XCEL 100 features:

  • Advanced Digital Circuit
  • Active Dynamic Sound Suppression
  • Hi-Gain Omni-Directional Mics
  • Four listening modes
    • Universal
    • Speech Clarity Mode
    • Hi frequency
    • Power Boost
  • Wind Noise Reduction
  • Voice Mode Navigation
  • Auto shut off 2/4/6 hours
  • New ergonomic head band design
  • Rubber bumpers on lower cup
  • Low battery warning
  • Powered by 2 (AAA) batteries (included)
  • MSRP: $99.99

 

 XCEL 500BT features:

    • Advanced Digital Circuit
    • Bluetooth Connectivity for use with mobile devices
    • Variable Dynamic Sound Suppression
    • Hi-Gain Omni-Directional Mics
    • Four listening modes
      • Universal
      • Speech Clarity Mode
      • Hi frequency
      • Power Boost
    • Voice Mode Navigation
    • Wind Noise Reduction
    • Auto shut off
    • New ergonomic head band design
    • Rubber bumpers on lower cup
    • Low battery warning
    • Powered by 2 (AAA) batteries (included)
    • MSRP: $149.99

For more information on Walker’s products, visit Walker’s.  Walker’s is a division of GSM Outdoors. Learn more about their brands at www.gsmoutdoors.com

Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Awards $120,000 in Grants and Scholarships

Industry Leader in Supporting Outdoor Recreation Protects Access to Land for Future Generations

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, today announces the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI) awarded more than $120,000 in funds and equipment to eight grant and scholarship recipients from applications submitted in the fourth quarter of 2017 and first quarter of 2018. The combined funding cycle is highlighted by a wide variety of projects supporting access to trails and riding areas for off-highway vehicles (OHV) and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
 
“We continue to promote and see growth and diversity in the Outdoor Access Initiative, which now has a decade of supporting responsible, sustainable access under its belt,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha ATV / Side-by-Side (SxS) group marketing manager. “These last two quarters have been a great example, with projects addressing a wide-range of use from single-track trails to sand dunes and back-country areas for the enjoyment of OHVs of all types: motorcycles, ATVs, Side-by-Side vehicles, and snowmobiles.”
 
As the powersports industry’s leading land access advocate protecting the interests of those who work and play outdoors, OAI supports off-highway vehicle riders, as well as those who rely on land access to camp, hunt, fish, farm, and more.  The latest Yamaha OAI grant recipients are:
 
·         The Capital Trails Vehicle Association, Helena, MT
·         The Off Road Business Association
·         Twin Cities Trail Riders, Jordan, MN
·         Crested Butte Avalanche Center, Crested Butte, CO
·         Wonders of Wildlife/National Hunting and Fishing Day Live It! Grant Program
·         Range Riders ATV Club, Nashwauk, MN
·         Save the Rider’s Dunes, North Bend, OR
·         Voyageur Country ATV Club, Grand Rapids, MN

 

This latest funding also featured OAI’s continuing support of National Hunting and Fishing Day, as well as six scholarships to university students as part of the Yamaha Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) program.
 
“We believe everyone should be able to experience the outdoors and all of the incredible opportunities our public lands have to offer,” Nessl said. “Working through like-minded partners like National Hunting and Fishing Day, as well as seeding appropriate safety and land stewardship messaging with future influencers and professional communicators via the ACT program, helps ensure we’ll all be able to enjoy the outdoors for generations to come.”
 
Yamaha’s longtime ACT Scholarship Program was brought under the OAI umbrella as part of the program’s expanded mission to support those who work and play outdoors. Through the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative’s ACT Scholarship Program, Purdue University, Utah State University, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Kansas State students were awarded a combined $8,250 in scholarships. Recipients of this year’s Yamaha ACT scholarships receive financial assistance to attend the 2018 Ag Media Summit, and to continue promoting and encouraging safe and responsible use of ATV and SxS vehicles within the agriculture community.
 
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018, the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative is accepting qualified applications for consideration of support and funding. For more information on the Outdoor Access Initiative, or to submit a grant application, visit www.YamahaOAI.com. Follow Yamaha Outdoors online at Facebook.com/YamahaOutdoors, Twitter.com/YamahaOutdoors, and Instagram.com/YamahaOutdoors. #YamahaOAI #REALizeYourAdventure
 
About the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative
For more than a decade, the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative has led the powersports industry in guaranteeing responsible access to our nation’s land for outdoor enthusiasts. Through this program, Yamaha has directly and indirectly supported thousands of miles of motorized recreation trails, maintained and rehabilitated riding and hunting areas, improved staging areas, supplied agricultural organizations with essential OHV safety education, built bridges over fish-bearing streams and partnered with local outdoor enthusiast communities across the country to improve access to public lands. Each quarter, Yamaha accepts applications from nonprofit or tax-exempt organizations including OHV riding clubs and associations, national, state and local public land use agencies, outdoor enthusiast associations and land conservation groups with an interest in protecting, improving, expanding and/or maintaining access for safe, responsible and sustainable public use. A committee then reviews each application and awards grants to deserving projects. Examples of appropriate projects for grants include, but are not limited to:
 
•       Trail development, restoration and maintenance
•       Trail signage and map production
•       Staging area construction, renovation and maintenance
•       Land stewardship, safety and education
 
Updated guidelines, an application form and information on the Outdoor Access Initiative are available at www.YamahaOAI.com. For specific questions about the Outdoor Access Initiative, call Yamaha’s dedicated hotline at 1-877-OHV-TRAIL (877-648-8724), email OHVAccess@Yamaha-Motor.com or write to:
 
Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative
Yamaha Motor Corp., USA
1270 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144