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Footwear manufacturer Ariat has shown its dedication to the shooting industry by sponsoring the Great British Shooting Awards’ conservation category, won in 2019 by BASC. Originally a brand with an equestrian focus, Ariat has been expanding rapidly in the shooting world since 2016. It quickly found favour with stalkers and outdoorsmen with models such as its Catalyst Defiant and Torridon boots. Ariat’s VP sales and marketing, James Wilson, said: “We’re delighted to announce our sponsorship of the Outstanding Contribution to Conservation Award at the British Shooting Show. We’ve been innovating in footwear and Apparel for over 25 years now and understand the importance of getting industry recognition. We’re looking forward to being able to help recognise the year-round achievements in such an important area. Being connected to the event is a great way for us to support while getting our message across about our industry leading footwear and comfort technology.”
Spanning the world of optics, night vision and thermal imaging, ATN has developed the largest selection of low light optical devices that cater to consumers, law enforcement and military clients in over two decades since its founding. ATN has consistently delivered new and innovative technologies, recently revolutionising the market with it’s X-Sight scopes and BinoX binoculars based on Obsidian Core technology.
BASC is delighted to be sponsoring the 2020 Great British Shooting Awards. The industry is brimming with businesses and individuals going the extra mile to strengthen shooting’s future. With over 1000 Trade Members, BASC is the forefront of promote those involved in shooting. These Awards are the perfect platform to celebrate and reward the best of the lot.
Ammo manufacturer Norma has given the Great British Shooting Awards a big boost by announcing it will sponsor the Professional Stalker of the Year award at the second annual Awards. Norma, distributed in the UK by RUAG, will sponsor the Professional Stalker of the Year category. With a manufacturing history stretching back to 1902, Norma produces rounds in over 100 calibres and is one of the most recognised ammunition brands in the UK and globally. Known and used by stalkers up and down the country, Norma are a natural fit for the Professional Stalker of the Year category. Chris Dalton, of South Ayrshire Stalking, was the first ever recipient of this award at the 2019 event.
Pulsar returns as the awards’ main sponsor for the second year running. Pulsar is well known as a leader in both thermal and night vision technologies across a variety of market places, but what is not as widely talked about is their history as a company and what drives them. Pulsar’s story begins when a small company started producing wooden draw tube telescopes in 1991. In 1994 they became Yukon Advanced Optics with a small but revolutionary range of day and night optics. The next big step came in 2001, when they produced and launched their first Gen 1 Night Vision Riflecope (NVRS), and by 2005, with continued investment and growth, the company was producing 70% of the world’s Gen 1 night vision devices. Yukon were simultaneously working on new technologies, and in 2003 launched the first digital night vision device, the popular Ranger spotter. The benefits of digital night vision for the consumer market were clear and between 2006 and 2008 they invested heavily in the research and development of digital products, which gave rise to the trademark Pulsar. Now, with over 1,000 employees, eight facilities in seven countries and an international network of distributors, including the exclusive UK distributor, Thomas Jacks, Pulsar are recognised as the leading global manufacturer of consumer thermal imaging, digital and image intensified devices. Pulsar continue to move forward, manufacturing innovative optical and electro-optical devices and accessories, such as the Axion and Thermion units released in 2019. The company’s main mission has always been to improve the performance, reliability, features and technology of its products and to make them available at prices rivals are unable to match. To help achieve this goal they produce almost everything themselves, from making their own moulds, to polishing their own optics and producing their own circuit boards, all using the latest and most sophisticated machinery. Even developing their own software, Pulsar are once again revolutionising the thermal and night vision industry by bringing new functionality to existing and future devices through developments such as Stream Vision.
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Streamlight is a leading provider of high-performance lighting devices offering a range of high-quality portable lighting tools especially for law enforcement, military and sporting goods. From the very beginning Streamlight has been defined by their innovation. They have delivered effective, efficient, high performance lighting solutions featuring the latest technology, unmatched performance, durability and incredible value.