Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Awards Over $115,000 in Third Quarter

Yamaha Eclipses $4 Million in Aiding Land Access for Outdoor Recreation Since Inception

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces it is awarding more than $115,000 to nine organizations, bringing Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative’s (OAI) funding total to $4 million in grants since 2008. Together with public land managers, Yamaha Motorsports dealers, and thousands of outdoor enthusiasts, Yamaha OAI supplies much-needed funding and support to help those working to protect access to public land for outdoor recreation at the local, state, and federal level.

To date, the program has funded over 350 projects across the nation and Yamaha continues to seek OAI grant submissions for projects from ATV, Side-by-Side, motorcycle, snowmobile, and outdoor enthusiasts and associations – all of whom share the common need for land access to enjoy their lifestyle. Projects receiving OAI grants often have a strong stewardship component, as well as an inclusive community of users working together, ensuring all types of outdoor recreationists can enter public land sustainably and safely. All nonprofit or tax-exempt outdoor recreation groups and land stewardship organizations can inquire and, if appropriate, apply for funding at YamahaOAI.com.

“Consistent effort to protect, improve, and increase access to our public lands is necessary for sustaining outdoor recreation opportunities for all, and Yamaha has more than a decade of experience showing we’re the reliable and available resource working on these issues,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s Motorsports marketing manager. “With the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative surpassing the $4 million funding mark, we’re elated and even more committed to its mission:  providing support for efforts promoting safe, responsible use of OHVs, educating the public on proper recreational land use and wildlife conservation practices, and protecting appropriate and sustainable access to public lands.”

Yamaha is awarding more than $115,000 in the current funding cycle to support efforts protecting and improving admittance to public land and educating the public on safe, sustainable recreational use by all. These recipients received Yamaha OAI grants for trail maintenance, safety signage, land stewardship programs, and efforts aiding in protecting access to motorized recreation areas. The beneficiaries are:

  • CRISTA Camps – Kitsap, County, Washington
  • Day Mountain Road Association – Avon, Maine
  • Great Falls Trail Bike Association – Great Falls, Montana
  • National FFA
  • Off-Road Business Association – Oceano Dunes SVRA, California
  • Richfield Township – Genesee County, Michigan
  • University Medical Center of El Paso – El Paso, Texas
  • Westcore, Inc. – Montrose County, Colorado
  • Washington Off-Highway Vehicle Association

For further information on Yamaha’s Outdoor Access Initiative program, or to submit a grant application, visit YamahaOAI.com. Connect with Yamaha on social media via @YamahaOutdoors or search any of the following hashtags on all platforms:  #Yamaha #YamahaOAI #REALizeYourAdventure #ProvenOffRoad #AssembledInUSA

 

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 YamahaOAI.com. For specific questions about the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative, call the 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

3065 Chastain Meadows Parkway, Bldg. 100

Marietta, GA 30066

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TenPoint Crossbows’ Viper S400: 32″ in Length, 400 Feet Per Second

TenPoint Launches Their Shortest Forward-Draw Crossbow with 400 Feet-Per-Second and Safe De-Cocking in
NEW Viper S400

TenPoint Crossbow Technologies launched the NEW Viper S400 at the 2020 ATA Show in Indianapolis, Indiana.  TenPoint’s shortest forward-draw crossbow ever produced, the Viper S400 measures just 32-inches in length yet delivers speeds up to 400 FPS and features the NEW revolutionary ACUslide cocking and de-cocking system.  The super-compact crossbow measures an ultra-narrow 7.2-inches wide and weighs an incredible half-pound less than previous TenPoint flagship models.

“The new Viper S400 is the perfect compact crossbow without feeling too short.  It is light weight, fast, and flat-out accurate.” said Rick Bednar, TenPoint CEO.  “In addition, the new ACUslide system is the best cocking and de-cocking system on the market.”

The NEW ACUslide features our groundbreaking AutoBrake Gear System, which allows for silent cocking and safe and controlled de-cocking of the crossbow.  The Auto-Brake Gear System eliminates the potential of losing control which can lead to injury or costly bow damage during the de-cocking process. When de-cocking with the ACUslide, the user can remove their hand from the handle at any point, with no other action required– and the handle and will stop in place.

The NEW 7 ½-inch XTEND Adjustable Crank Handle reduces cocking effort to 5-pounds and stores securely into the butt-stock.

The ACUslide system is integrated into the company’s NEW TEC-X stock.  The high strength-to-weight ratio of the NEW stock reduces the weight of the Viper S400 to 7.5-pounds – a half-pound lighter than previous TenPoint flagship models.

Fueled by RX6-Cams™, the forward-draw bow assembly is the difference maker for TenPoint’s fastest traditional crossbow. The innovative cam system rotates an industry leading 340-degrees which powers the DUAL FLEX™ limbs to produce speeds up to 400 feet-per-second. The assembly’s revolutionary Vector-Quad™ cable technology utilizes four cables instead of the traditional two which eliminates cam lean and generates straight-nock travel leading to same-hole downrange accuracy.

A lightweight CNC machined 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum riser featuring the company’s TRI-LOCK™ pocket system ensures perfect alignment between the pocket and limbs for further increased accuracy.

The bow assembly is mounted to a NEW ultra-short 17-inch MICRO-TRAC™ fluted aluminum barrel which reduces the flight deck surface by an incredible 50%.  The minimal string-to-barrel contact provides the longest string life in the industry.

The new barrel is fitted with the company’s NEW S1 3.5-pound, two-stage trigger that delivers a crisp, consistent break. The trigger is equipped with a DFI™ (Dry-Fire-Inhibitor) and is fitted with a nylon-filament arrow retention brush that improves arrow grip and alignment to reduce noise and vibration. An integrated string stop system is also included to further reduce noise and vibration.

Fully assembled, the crossbow weighs just 7.5-pounds, measures only 32-inches (w/o stirrup) in length and shoots up to 400 feet-per-second.

Decorated in Veil® Alpine camo or Graphite Gray, the Viper S400 ships completely assembled and includes a Ready-To-Hunt package.

The package includes:

  • ACUslide™ cocking and de-cocking system
  • RangeMaster PRO™ Variable Speed Scope
  • 3-pack of Pro Elite 400™ Carbon Crossbow Arrows (.003” straightness)
  • Integrated String Stop System
  • NEW 6-arrow Tech Quiver

Viper S400 MAP:

  • $1,599.99 – Veil® Alpine Camo
  • $1,499.99 – Graphite Gray

TenPoint Crossbow Technologies is 100% American owned, operated, and all of its crossbow models are manufactured in Mogadore, OH.

The Fastest and Narrowest Forward-Draw Crossbow Ever

TenPoint Launches Fastest Forward-Draw Crossbow with
440 Feet-Per-Second and Safe De-Cocking in the
NEW 5.8” Wide Vengent S440

 

TenPoint Crossbow Technologies launched the NEW Vengent S440 at the 2020 ATA Show in Indianapolis, Indiana.  TenPoint’s fastest and forward-draw crossbow ever, the Vengent S440 delivers lightning speeds up to 440 FPS and features the NEW revolutionary ACUslide cocking and de-cocking system.  The ultra-fast crossbow is also our narrowest ever, measuring an incredible 5.8-inches wide, and weighs a half-pound less than previous TenPoint flagship models.

“We have always committed ourselves to building the best crossbows on the market and, while de-cocking is not a new concept to the crossbow market, the silent ACUslide is the first safe option to de-cock a crossbow with a crank,” said Rick Bednar, TenPoint CEO.

The NEW ACUslide features the company’s groundbreaking Auto-Brake Gear System, which allows for silent cocking and safe and controlled de-cocking of the crossbow.  The Auto-Brake Gear System eliminates the potential of losing control which can lead to injury or costly bow damage during the de-cocking process. While de-cocking with the ACUslide, the user can remove their hand from the handle at any point, with no other action required – and the handle will stop in place.

The NEW 7 ½-inch XTEND Adjustable Crank Handle reduces the cocking effort to 5-pounds and stores securely into the butt-stock.

The ACUslide system is integrated into the company’s NEW TEC-X stock.  The high strength-to-weight ratio of the NEW stock reduces the weight of the Vengent S440, including the cocking mechanism, to 7.7-pounds – a half-pound lighter than previous TenPoint flagship models.

 

Fueled by RX6-Cams™, the forward-draw bow assembly is the difference-maker for TenPoint’s fastest and narrowest forward draw crossbow. The innovative cam system rotates 360-degrees which powers the DUAL FLEX™ limbs to produce speeds up to an incredible 440 feet-per-second. The assembly’s revolutionary Vector-Quad™ cable technology utilizes four cables instead of the traditional two which eliminates cam lean and generates straight-nock travel leading to same-hole downrange accuracy.

A lightweight CNC machined 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum riser featuring the company’s TRI-LOCK™ pocket system ensures perfect alignment between the pocket and limbs for further increased accuracy.

The bow assembly is mounted to a NEW 20-inch -MICRO-TRAC™ fluted aluminum barrel which reduces the flight deck surface by an incredible 50%.  The minimal string-to-barrel contact provides the longest string life in the industry.

The new barrel is fitted with the company’s NEW S1 3.5-pound, two-stage trigger that delivers a crisp, consistent break. The trigger is equipped with a DFI™ (Dry-Fire-Inhibitor) and is fitted with a nylon-filament arrow retention brush that improves arrow grip and alignment to reduce noise and vibration. An integrated string stop system is also included to further reduce noise and vibration.

Fully assembled, the crossbow weighs just 7.7-pounds, measures 35-inches (w/o stirrup) in length and shoots up to a supercharged 440 feet-per-second.

Decorated in Veil® Alpine camo or Graphite Gray, the Vengent S440 ships completely assembled and includes an extensive Ready-To-Hunt package.

The package includes:

  • ACUslide™ cocking and de-cocking system
  • RangeMaster™ Pro Variable Speed Scope
  • TenPoint Blazer™ Soft Crossbow Case
  • 6-pack of EVO-X CenterPunch™ Premium Carbon Crossbow Arrows (.001” straightness)
  • Integrated String Stop System
  • NEW 6-arrow Tech Quiver

Vengent S440 MAP:

  • $2,099.99 – Veil® Alpine Camo
  • $1,999.99 – Graphite Gray

 

TenPoint Crossbow Technologies is 100% American owned, operated, and all of its crossbow models are manufactured in Mogadore, OH.

TenPoint Raises the Bar with the Vapor RS470

470 Feet-Per-Second and Safe De-Cocking in the
NEW Ten Point Crossbows Vapor RS470

 

At the 2020 ATA Show in Indianapolis, IN, TenPoint Crossbow Technologies launched the world’s most technically advanced crossbow ever produced – the NEW Vapor RS470. Delivering supercharged speeds up to 470 FPS and featuring the NEW revolutionary ACUslide cocking and de-cocking system, the industry’s premiere crossbow measures an ultra-narrow 6.5-inches wide and weighs an incredible half-pound less than previous TenPoint flagship models.

“The Vapor is the most accurate crossbow I have ever shot.” Said Rick Bednar, TenPoint CEO. “We have always committed ourselves to building the best crossbows on the market and, while de-cocking is not a new concept to the crossbow market, the silent ACUslide is the first safe option to de-cock a crossbow with a crank”

The NEW ACUslide features the company’s groundbreaking Auto-Brake Gear System, which allows for silent cocking and safe and controlled de-cocking of the crossbow.  The Auto-Brake Gear System eliminates the potential of losing control which can lead to injury or costly bow damage during the de-cocking process. While de-cocking with the ACUslide, the user can remove their hand from the handle at any point, with no other action required – and the handle will stop in place.

The NEW 7 ½-inch XTEND Adjustable Crank Handle reduces the cocking effort to 5-pounds and stores securely into the butt-stock.

The ACUslide system is integrated into the company’s NEW TEC-X stock.  The high strength-to-weight ratio of the stock helps reduce the weight of the Vapor RS470, including the cocking mechanism, to 8-pounds – a half-pound lighter than previous TenPoint flagship models.

Fueled by RX7-Cams™ and SLING-SHOT technology, the reverse-draw bow assembly is the difference-maker for the world’s finest crossbow. The innovative cam system rotates an industry-leading 404-degrees which powers the DUAL FLEX™ limbs, while the SLING-SHOT technology provides an extra turbo boost to produce speeds up to an unprecedented 470 feet-per-second. The assembly’s revolutionary Vector-Quad™ cable technology utilizes four cables instead of the traditional two which eliminates cam lean and generates straight-nock travel leading to same-hole downrange accuracy.

A lightweight CNC machined 7075-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum riser featuring the company’s TRI-LOCK™ pocket system ensures perfect alignment between the pocket and limbs for further increased accuracy.

The bow assembly is mounted to a NEW 20-inch -MICRO-TRAC™ fluted aluminum barrel that reduces the flight deck surface by an incredible 50%.  The minimal string-to-barrel contact ensures the longest string life in the industry.

The barrel is fitted with the company’s NEW S1 3.5-pound 2-stage trigger that delivers a crisp, consistent break. The trigger is equipped with a DFI™ (Dry-Fire-Inhibitor) and is fitted with a nylon-filament arrow retention brush that improves arrow grip and alignment to reduce noise and vibration. An integrated string stop system is also included to further reduce noise and vibration.

Fully assembled, the crossbow weighs just 8-pounds, measures only 31-inches (w/o stirrup) in length and shoots up to a supercharged 470 feet-per-second.

Decorated in Veil® Alpine camo or Graphite Gray, the Vapor RS470 ships completely assembled and includes the most extensive Ready-To-Hunt package in the industry.

The package includes:

  • ACUslide™ cocking and de-cocking system
  • Evo-X Marksman™ Precision Scope
  • TenPoint STAG™ Hard Crossbow Case
  • 6-pack of EVO-X Lighted CenterPunch™ Premium Carbon Crossbow Arrows (.001” straightness)
  • 6-pack of EVO-X CenterPunch™ Premium Carbon Crossbow Arrows (.001” straightness)
  • 3-pack of EVO-X CenterPunch™ Rear-Deploying Broadheads
  • Sling
  • Integrated String Stop System
  • NEW 6-arrow Tech Quiver

Vapor RS470 MAP:

$2,999.99 – Veil® Alpine Camo

$2,899.99 – Graphite Gray

TenPoint Crossbow Technologies is 100% American owned, operated, and all of its crossbow models are manufactured in Mogadore, OH.

T/CR22 Rifles Performance Center Lightweight Rifles

Rimfire Redefined

Left Profile of the Performance Center T/CR22

PERFORMANCE CENTER® T/CR22® CARBON FIBER BARREL

Performance Center announced recently that it has expanded its rifle line with the addition of four new lightweight .22LR rimfire rifles. The new Performance Center T/CR22 rifles feature a lightweight carbon fiber barrel and ergonomic stocks in multiple color options. Co-developed by Performance Center and Thompson/Center Arms™, the Performance Center T/CR22 rimfire rifles operate using the reliable T/CR22 semi-automatic rifle action and 10 round rotary magazine, while maintaining compatibility with most aftermarket 10/22® parts and accessories.

Tony Miele, Sr. Director, New Products and Performance Center, said, “Building upon the success of the Performance Center T/CR22 rifles, we have designed and developed this lightweight rimfire rifle for competitive shooting and small-game hunting. These rifles are designed to reduce weight through their slim, ergonomic stocks and carbon fiber barrels while being engineered to deliver the supreme accuracy and ergonomics that Performance Center is known for.”

The Performance Center T/CR22 is offered in four configurations: a Hogue® Overmolded® Thumbhole black synthetic stock and an Altamont ®Laminated Thumbhole stock in a wood, red, or blue finish. The rifles feature a light, crisp trigger pull, lightweight carbon fiber barrels, and a threaded muzzle that allows for the use of a suppressor or other muzzle device.

Performance Center T/CR22 features include:

  • Lightweight Carbon Fiber barrel with 1:15” twist rate
  • Custom Performance Center muzzle brake
  • Available with black Hogue Overmolded Thumbhole stock or Altamont Laminated Thumbhole stock in wood, red, or blue finishes
  • Optics-ready with built-in picatinny rail
  • Last shot bolt hold open when using factory magazine
  • Easy-to-use push button safety
  • Oversized bolt handle for easy manipulation
Young woman posing with the Performance Center T/CR22

Chambered in .22LR, the new Performance Center T/CR22 rifle ships with one 10-round detachable rotary magazine and includes Thompson/Center’s limited lifetime warranty. The new Performance Center T/CR22 rifle with black Hogue Overmolded stock will carry an MSRP of $523, while the Altamont Laminated Thumbhole version will carry an MSRP of $642.

To learn more about the new Performance Center T/CR22 rifle, please click here. To stay up to date on all of the latest news and events, follow the Performance Center on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

About Smith & Wesson Inc.

Smith & Wesson Inc. is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products, and training to the U.S. consumer and law enforcement markets, as well as global military and law enforcement customers. The company’s firearm division brands include Smith & Wesson®, M&P®, Performance Center®, Thompson/Center Arms™, and Gemtech®. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.

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GEMTECH® Introduces New, Modular Lunar® 9 Suppressor

GEMTECH Lunar 9 suppressor features dual-configuration design, superior sound suppression

GEMTECH Suppressors announced today that it has introduced a new, modular 9mm suppressor – the GEMTECH Lunar 9.  In addition to exceptional sound suppression, the GEMTECH Lunar 9 provides flexibility, with an innovative tube design that allows it to be quickly converted from a 7” suppressor to a shorter 4.7” suppressor, by simply unscrewing the tube extension.  The new GEMTECH Lunar 9 suppressor is compatible with a variety of threaded barrel pistols, carbines, and rifles chambered for 9mm and subsonic 300 BLK that are currently on the market.

Lane Tobiassen, President, said, “There are a growing number of manufacturers introducing firearms with threaded barrels designed to support the attachment of a suppressor. Threaded barrel pistols and pistol caliber carbines have become popular options for use with suppressors, and we have designed a high quality, innovative, reliable, versatile suppressor that offers great sound reduction.”
The GEMTECH Lunar 9 suppressor offers significant sound reduction in both size configurations when using subsonic 9mm and subsonic 300BLK ammunition.  The suppressor is constructed from 7075 aluminum with a 17-4 stainless steel blast baffle for increased durability. The GEMTECH Lunar 9 is compatible with all GEMTECH GM®-9/ Multimount™mounting accessories, making it ready for use on a wide range of host firearms. The GEMTECH Lunar 9 disassembles quickly and easily, and its aluminum baffles feature a hard-coat anodized finish for increased durability and easy cleaning. The Lunar 9 suppressor comes complete with one ½x28 piston and has an MSRP of $616.
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To learn more about GEMTECH suppressors and the new Lunar 9, visit gemtech.com.

Thompson/Center Arms Bolt-Action Lineup for 2020

T/C® rifles to showcase new, crisp Generation II trigger, scoped combinations, and upgraded features

Thompson/Center Arms today announced that it has introduced an extensive centerfire rifle lineup for 2020 to include its new T/C Compass Utility, T/C Compass II, and T/C Venture II bolt-action rifles. The new T/C Compass II, T/C Compass II Compact, and Venture II rifles incorporate T/C’s new Generation II trigger system: a crisp, light trigger pull that delivers legendary T/C accuracy in the field.

For budget-minded shoppers, Thompson/Center has also introduced the new T/C Compass Utility, an entry-level sporting rifle that won’t break the bank. Each of these new bolt-action rifle lines features Thompson/Center’s 5R rifling, M.O.A. accuracy guarantee, and provides a host of features and value at a variety of price points for today’s hunter and shooter.

Lane Tobiassen, President of Smith & Wesson, said, “For decades, Thompson/Center has been known for its innovative firearm designs and legendary accuracy. New for 2020, T/C builds upon that legacy with an update and expansion of its bolt action rifle product line. A key feature within the update is the new T/C Generation II trigger system. Taking cues from the long range shooting world, the Generation II trigger has been designed to improve in-field accuracy, building confidence to make the shots that count. These new rifle introductions usher in a new era for Thompson/Center as we offer a firearm of great value at a variety of price points to meet the demands of today’s consumer.”

The new T/C Compass Utility, T/C Compass II, T/C Compass II Compact, and T/C Venture II are available in multiple calibers and configurations.

T/C Compass Utility – The do-all, no-frills rifle from Thompson/Center™. Built to perform a job! The T/C® COMPASS® UTILITY is designed to provide today’s sport shooters and hunters with an accurate rifle that won’t break the bank.

  • Chambered in 223 REM/5.56 NATO, 243 WIN, 6.5 Creedmoor, 270 WIN, 308 WIN, and 30-06 SPRG
  • 5R rifling and M.O.A. accuracy guarantee
  • Scoped combinations available with boresighted T/C® 3-9×40 optic
  • MSRP starting at $359

T/C Compass II – The reliable performance of the original T/C® COMPASS® rifle – now with Thompson/Center’s Generation II trigger system. T/C® COMPASS® II is a feature-rich rifle that is packed with value. From the range, to the fields to the mountains, any pursuit, at any budget.

  • NEW Thompson/Center Generation II Trigger System provides crisp, light 3-4 pound trigger pull weight
  • Chambered in 223 REM/5.56 NATO, 243 WIN, 6.5 Creedmoor, 270 WIN, 308 WIN, 30-06 SPRG, 7mm Rem Mag, and 300 Win Mag
  • Available in T/C Compass II Compact versions, featuring a 16.5” barrel with an interchangeable, extended butt pad for length of pull adjustments from 12.5” to 13.375” to fit a broad range of hunters and shooters with different thicknesses of clothing as the seasons change
  • Threaded muzzle for use with compensators, muzzle brakes, and suppressors
  • 5R rifling and M.O.A. accuracy guarantee
  • Scoped combinations available with boresighted Crimson Trace® 3-9×40 optic
  • MSRP starting at $405

T/C Venture II – Our flagship bolt-action hunting rifle – now with Thompson/Center’s Generation II trigger system. Designed for the toughest conditions, this rifle incorporates a corrosion-resistant Weather Shield® coating to help shrug off the harshest weather that Mother Nature can throw at it. The T/C® VENTURE™ II is ready for any shot, any weather, anywhere.

  • NEW Thompson/Center Generation II Trigger System provides crisp, light 3-4 pound trigger pull weight
  • Available in 223 REM/5.56 NATO, 243 WIN, 6.5 Creedmoor, 270 WIN, 308 WIN, 30-06 SPRG, 7mm Rem Mag, 300 Win Mag, and 350 Legend
  • Threaded muzzle for use with compensators, muzzle brakes, and suppressors
  • Hogue grip panels provide a sure grip in all weather conditions
  • Weather Shield exterior metal coating for enhanced corrosion resistance
  • 5R rifling and M.O.A. accuracy guarantee
  • MSRP starting at $525

To stay up-to-date on the latest news from Thompson/Center, follow Thompson/Center Arms on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

To learn more about Thompson/Center Arms products, please click here.

About Smith & Wesson Inc.

Smith & Wesson Inc. is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products, and training to the U.S. consumer and law enforcement markets, as well as global military and law enforcement customers. The company’s firearm division brands include Smith & Wesson®, M&P®, Performance Center®, Thompson/Center Arms™, and Gemtech®. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.

ScentFIRE: The New Way to Disperse Scent

One of Conquest Scents‘ newest products to up your scent control game is the all-new ScentFIRE. The ScentFIRE heats scent liquid turning it into a vapor which then dispenses periodically into the air… that scent vapor, like the aroma of cooking foods, is much stronger and more likely to reach distant deer, especially when continuously dispersed.

HOW IT WORKS:

1. FIRE IT UP

Screw scent cartridge into the ScentFIRE chamber where the scent is heated into a vapor. ScentFIRE quickly heats liquid scent turning it into a long-ranging, strong-smelling vapor. The ScentFIRE vaporizer takes pre-filled cartridges of EverCalm, VS-1, or RuttingBuck that each last approximately 50 hours on 3-minute mode.

2. FIRE IT OFF

Position ScentFIRE in a strategic position. The Scent Fire can be placed on the ground, screwed into a tree, placed on a small tripod, or mounted on a telescopic pole to increase scent dispersal. It will automatically dispense scent every 90 seconds (adjustable), or use it manually via the remote control (included). ScentFIRE uses three AA batteries (not included) and operates approx. 40 hours on 3-minute mode.

3. FIRE ‘EM UP

Long-lasting, strong-smelling scent vapors travel great distances to entice deer. There are 3 dispersal modes: 3 min, 1 min, and standby; it can also be fired off manually.

Learn more about Conquest Scent’s ScentFIRE in a recent Deer Gear Episode “New Items in Deer Hunting 2019” here.

 

Introducing the 2020 Wicked Ridge Crossbows

American-Built by American Workers

“These crossbows are the best value on the market. Built-in cocking devices, American-built quality, narrow technology, and out-of-the-box accuracy separate them from the competition.”

– CEO Rick Bednar

Put your hard-earned money to work with the only Americana brand offering technology advanced crossbows at unbeatable prices. Lighter, faster, and narrower than ever before, Wicked Ridge has revolutionized the value-priced crossbow. Engineered, built, and tested right here in America by TenPoint, Wicked Ridge truly embodies all the qualities you’ve come to expect from a company that pioneered many of the world’s finest crossbow technologies.

The World’s Lightest Crossbow:

The lightest crossbow on the market at only 5.8-pounds, the all-new M370 measures an incredibly narrow 9.5-inches wide and shoots up to a blazing 370 feet-per-second. Available with a built-in ACUdraw cocking device for effortless and accurate crossbow cocking, the American-Built M370 is the industry’s top value crossbow.

  • Pre-sighted at 20-yards
  • Easy 1-bolt Assembly
  • Ready-to-Hunt Package

Package Includes:

  • Optics: TenPoint’s 3x Multi-Line Scope mounted on a machined aluminum 7/8-inch Fixed Dovetail Mount
  • Cocking Device: ACUdraw or Rope-Sled
  • Quiver: 3-Arrow Instant Detach Quiver
  • Arrows: Three Alpha-Nock Arrows

9.5-inch wide bow assembly creates more shot opportunities in tight shooting situations.

 

Built-in ACUdraw cocking device reduces the draw weight to 5-pounds (optional).

 

Wicked Ridge Invader 400:

The next generation of the best-selling Wicked Ridge Invader model, the Invader 400 registers 400 FPS – an incredible 40 feet-per-second faster than its predecessor.  Proudly built in America, it features an ultra-lite stock with built-in cocking device for effortless and accurate cocking and, at just 15-inches wide and 35.5-inches long, is designed for the ultimate in handling and maneuverability.

  • Pre-sighted at 20-yards
  • Easy 1-bolt Assembly
  • Ready-to-Hunt Package

Package Includes:

  • Optics: TenPoint’s Lighted 3x Pro-View Scope mounted on a machined aluminum 7/8-inch Fixed Dovetail Mount
  • Cocking Device: ACUdraw or ACUdraw 50
  • Quiver: 3-Arrow Instant Detach Quiver
  • Arrows: Three Alpha-Nock Arrows

 

Wicked Ridge Rampage 360:

The industry’s first entry-level crossbow with a built-in cocking device that allows you to effortlessly and accurately cock your crossbow, the all-new Rampage 360 shoots up to 360 feet-per-second and measures 15-inches wide. Delivering unmatched out-of-the-box accuracy and unparalleled American-Built quality, it is the premier entry-level crossbow on the market.

  • Pre-sighted at 20-yards
  • Easy 1-bolt Assembly
  • Ready-to-Hunt Package

Package Includes:

  • Optics: TenPoint Multi-Line Scope mounted on a machined aluminum 7/8-inch Fixed Dovetail Mount
  • Cocking Device: ACUdraw or ACUdraw 50
  • Quiver: 3-Arrow Instant Detach Quiver

 

 

Yamaha Announces New Accessories for Proven Off-Road Vehicles

Selection of Exclusive Add-Ons Available on ShopYamaha.com to Customize Your Adventure

 

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, introduces new accessories for its lineup of Proven Off-Road ATV and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles, catering to a wide variety of adventures and allowing customers to further tailor and customize their Yamaha for specific environments or driving styles. New Yamaha Genuine Accessories, wheel and tire options, and WARN winches are highlighted, with the complete list of parts, accessories, riding gear, and more options available at ShopYamaha.com.

Yamaha Genuine Accessories for Wolverine X2 / X4 and YXZ1000R / SS Models

Designed, tested, and developed alongside Yamaha’s vehicle engineers, Yamaha Genuine Accessories ensure proper fitment and the same superior durability and reliability experienced with every Proven Off-Road Yamaha. New Yamaha Genuine Accessories for 2020 YXZ and Wolverine models include a Heavy Duty Front Brush Guard that matches seamlessly to the vehicles’ front end and features two anchor points, an integrated winch mount, mounting locations for additional lighting, and e-coating and powder coating for exceptional rust resistance and weather durability. For a more compact YXZ option with a winch mount, there is the new Front Grab Bar constructed from 1.5-inch tubing and welded plate steel, providing the same great robustness as the full-width option. Available for both the Wolverine X2 and X4 is a new Rear Brush Guard with mounting locations for LED spotlights or floodlights (sold separately) boasting a rugged powder and e-coated steel construction.

A new Yamaha center mirror and mounting bracket are available, providing superior optical clarity without distortion, unsurpassed scratch resistance, and a composite polymer injection-molded body construction for strength and durability while minimizing flexing and vibration.

Wolverine X2 / X4 and YXZ1000R / SS Tire and Wheel Options by EFX and MSA

For YXZ1000R and Wolverine SxS owners seeking to optimize traction and enhance ground clearance in specialized environments, Yamaha developed four new 28 x 10-inch tire options in collaboration with EFX®. With six-ply-rated bias constructions, the new MotoBoss tire features deep, aggressive lugs delivering excellent performance in mud, and the new MotoMTC has a unique 1.25-inch deep lug for soft terrain. The MotoBoss tire’s 2-inch V-pattern lug design extends down the sidewall for maximum traction in deep mud. Rounding out the 28-inch tire lineup with durable eight-ply-rated radial constructions, the MotoClaw features aggressive 1-inch lugs for intermediate terrain, with the MotoHammer providing exceptional performance in hardpack conditions and terrain. All four 28-inch EFX tires fit 14-inch rims for an increased sidewall feel and are offered in a “square” setup for front and rear interchangeability.

 

Paired with the aforementioned EFX tires, Yamaha now offers a variety of 14 x 7-inch wheels, providing both function and fashion while on the trail. Available MSA® wheels include black and machined aluminum M25 Rockers and KMC™ XD Series® Machete wheels. The Machete wheels additionally have a true beadlock option. All tire/wheel kits include center caps and lug nuts, which can also be customized with different colored interchangeable rings, caps, and stars available on ShopYamaha.com.

Expanding tire and terrain specifications even further for the pure sport YXZ1000R / Sport Shift (SS), Yamaha also provides SandSlinger and MotoVator EFX tire options. For superior float, balanced grip, and ultimate dune performance, the SandSlinger comes in 28- and 29-inch sizes, with or without KMC Addict 2 beadlock and non-beadlock wheels, in a ribbed front and molded-paddle rear. Utilizing light truck engineering for a smooth, quiet ride with maximum durability, the MotoVator is a steel-belted, true radial tire with superior puncture resistance, featuring a large contact patch with elongated shoulder tread to enhance high- and low-speed cornering with reduced rolling resistance on hard terrain. Available with or without KMC beadlock and non-beadlock wheels, the MotoVator is available in a 30 x 9.5 14-inch size, with the GYTR Torque Assist Gear kit being required for use in the model year 2016-2018 YXZs.

All-New WARN VRX and AXON Winches

All-new WARN® winches will be offered from Yamaha in the VRX and AXON™ models. Available in 2,500-, 3,500-, and 4,500-pound capacities in steel or synthetic ropes, the VRX delivers uncompromising performance and value with its all-metal construction, extreme IP68-rated waterproof sealing, load-holding brake, upgraded contactor, and robust new clutch based on WARN’s automotive-style 4WD hub-lock design. With thermal protection and load indication, the AXON combines a powerful motor and first-of-its-kind digital contractor Motactor™ unit. The AXON is available in 3,500- and 4,500-pound capacities with a synthetic rope, all-metal construction, IP68-rated waterproof sealing, and increased structural rigidity for extreme environments. All AXON and VRX WARN winches feature vehicle-specific control connections, offer the best warranty in the industry, and are assembled in the USA.

 

 

Every Yamaha SxS is assembled at Yamaha’s U.S. factory in Newnan, Georgia, for worldwide distribution.

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