Mesa, AZ – Berger’s Chief Ballistician, Bryan Litz, was presented with this year’s National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Hathcock award on June 4, 2019 in Fredericksburg, VA.
The Hathcock award is presented to recognize an individual
who has made significant contributions in operational employment and tactics of
small arms weapons systems which impact the readiness and capability of U.S.
military and law enforcement. The NDIA’s Small Arms Committee Executive Board
selects the recipient in honor of the U.S Marine corps sniper legend Gunnery
Sergeant Carlos N. Hathcock II. Hathcock honorably served in both military and
law enforcement communities and influenced sniper training programs across the
“It is truly humbling
and deeply gratifying that my work has value to our nation’s Armed Forces.
Being selected for the Hathcock award is the highest honor I’ve received in my
career,” said Bryan Litz.
Bryan Litz joined the Berger team in November of 2008 and
has been instrumental in developing new and innovative Berger products for the
U.S. military and law enforcement.
To learn more about the Hathcock Award, please visit ndia.org.
Sedalia, MO – Vihtavuori Powder dominated the 47th
Annual Firearms Industry Super Shoot (F.I.S.S.) with the entire Top 20
competitors using N133 smokeless powder.
Each year the F.I.S.S. attracts hundreds of the world’s
best competition benchrest shooters to Kelby’s Range in North Lawrence, Ohio.
Over four days of competition, five-shot groups are fired at targets ranging
from 100/200 yards with a variety of new and innovative firearms, equipment and
accessories. Benchrest shooters are often viewed as trend-setting within the
competitive shooting sports, and their near unanimous use of Vihtavuori powder
Vihtavuori Production Manager, Mika Syrjala, stated:
“Vihtavuori’s extreme temperature stability and clean burning characteristics
enabled it to outperform all other reloading powders during northern Ohio’s
volatile May weather. The results are a testament to nearly 100 years of our continued
Vihtavuori is the #1 choice of competitive benchrest
shooters, and has quickly become the “go-to” powder for Extreme Long Range
(ELR) competitors engaging targets to 2,500 yards and beyond. Vihtavuori’s
lot-to-lot consistency, temperature stability, and clean burning
characteristics make it the best selection for those who seek “The Power of
Team Lapua shooter, Jack Neary, out shot nearly 200
competitors to win the Firearms Industry Super Shoot (F.I.S.S.) Light Varmint
Grand Aggregate this past Memorial Day weekend.
F.I.S.S. attracts the world’s best competitive benchrest
shooters from 9 countries to Kelby’s Range in N. Lawrence, Ohio. Over four days
of competition, five-shot groups are fired at targets ranging from 100/200
yards with a variety of new and innovative firearms, reloading equipment,
components and accessories.
Neary, a Hall of Fame benchrest shooter and 5-time USA
World Team member, attributes his competitive shooting success to Lapua’s
unprecedented quality of construction. This includes: the finest raw materials,
superior annealing qualities, exacting dimensions and longevity unmatched by
other cartridge case manufacturers.
Neary stated: “Lapua cases provide me confidence to
compete at the highest levels against the most talented shooters in the world.
One shot can make the difference between first and worst, which is why every
competitive benchrest shooter around the world trusts Lapua to achieve top
Lapua cartridge cases were used by nearly every single
F.I.S.S. competitor, a clear testament to their unmatched quality and “Passion
Sedalia, MO – Team Vihtavuori member, Bruce Piatt, scored a
1920-179x to bring home his sixth Bianchi Cup. Piatt used N320 Vihtavuori
pistol powder exclusively, known for its clean burning characteristics and
unmatched lot-to-lot consistency.
The NRA National Action Pistol Championship took place May
22-24th at the Green Valley Rifle and Pistol Club in Hallsville, MO.
For over 40 years, Green Valley has attracted the world’s top action pistol
shooters to compete for the coveted Bianchi Cup.
“It’s been 10 years since I won my last Bianchi Cup. It
feels great to win this National Championship especially after missing last
year’s match due to shoulder surgery. The soft shooting Vihtavuori N320 did a
great job at minimizing recoil while providing excellent accuracy,” said Piatt.
Piatt’s next match is the Trijicon 3-Man, June
22-23rd in Topton, PA. To learn more about Bruce Piatt, visit BrucePiatt.com