We at Legally Armed America are excited to announce details to our by-invitation-only industry get-together that we affectionately call the “Hog Summit” where we have invited some of the firearms industry’s leading manufacturers and participants to attend. The “Hog Summit” will consist of three days and two nights of guided feral hog hunting at the spacious 4 Amigos Ranch in Texas with time in between being filled with hours of product demos from all of our participants. With Legally Armed America being one of the leading firearms television shows on cable TV (Suddenlink Cable) as well as one of the more heavily viewed online firearms shows, all of the hunting action as well as product demos will be filmed first hand for viewing on future episodes of the show.
The beauty of the timing of this event is that some of our guests will have the opportunity to preview items that they’re officially unveiling at SHOT Show in January 2014 and we’ll have those segments produced and “in the can” ready to roll out in conjunction with the official unveiling at SHOT.
One of the coolest thing we’re doing in conjunction with the “Hog Summit” is that we’ve started our “Hunt For Help” fundraising campaign where proceeds will benefit children with autism and with other developmental delays. The campaign was kicked off with our “Hog Shot Challenge”, which is a sarcastic, yet useful version of the “Ice Bucket Challenge”. Chad and myself kicked off the campaign with our own challenge videos. Our challenged persons are fulfilling their challenges as we speak. All companies participating in the “Hog Summit” will receive valuable air-time on our show in support of this cause as we conduct radio and newspaper interviews promoting the fundraiser and our event.
So, who’s attending the 2014 Hog Summit? Only the finest people and companies in the firearms industry!
When the people who bought Bushmaster in 2006 decided to move it “lock, stock and barrel” out of Maine to New York in 2011, the original Bushmaster owner, Mr. Richard Dyke was left with both a dilemma and an opportunity. Almost to the day of the 2011 move, Mr. Dyke’s non-compete clause expired. He made a decision to “get back in the game” and promptly put an email out to many of his former employees and friends asking if there was interest in joining him for a new project.
With a resounding “yes” of support, he gathered the financing in two days, and started bringing people back into their long-time Windham manufacturing home. Phoenix-like, Windham Weaponry was on the rise. Within three months, the first productions models of the new Windham Weaponry line had been perfected and delivered. Quality, fit, finish, durability, accuracy and value were all superb – giving credence to Windham Weaponry’s motto “The Quality Goes In, Before The Rifle Goes Out”.
Since then, Windham Weaponry has established and maintained a stronghold on a growing portion of the AR-15 style rifle marketshare. Combining quality (including 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium 11595E steel barrels) and affordability like no other company has, they have made it clear their intentions to remain a major player in this industry.
Products being showcased at the Hog Summit:
Windham Weaponry and Legally Armed America are proud to announce the introduction of the Legally Armed America signature series of AR-15 (5.56), AR 10 (.308), and 7.62×39 rifles. With models featuring components such as a 15″ Midwest Industries key mod free-floating hand guard, Hogue overmolded pistol grips, Phantom 5C2 flash higher as well as one complete MOE (Magpul) model, these custom made rifles will be put to the test at the Hog Summit.
Todd Coons / Vice President of Law Enforcement Sales
After a long career as a police officer (25 years) with the City of Portland, Todd welcomed the opportunity to begin a new career with a fantastic company. His experience as a police officer helped to meet the needs of Law Enforcement departments and officers all around the country.
Armscor / Rock Island Armory
Armscor Precision International’s Rock Island Armory is the largest manufacturer of 1911 pistols in the world. With roots tracing back all the way to 1905, the Filipino-based company is rapidly becoming a driving force in the American and global firearms industry. Today, the company exports to over 50 countries on different 6 continents. The Armscor brand that the world knows and loves didn’t come into existence until 1980 after Squires Bingham Manufacturing was reorganized and renamed “Arms Corporation of the Philippines.” In 1985, Armscor Precision International opened its first United States office in Pahrump, Nevada. A short while later, Armscor acquired the Rock Island Armory brand. Armscor is the official ammunition provider of the Legally Armed America TV Show.
Caloy Tuason / Director of Sales and Marketing
Products being showcased at the Hog Summit:
Rock Island Armory .22 TCM 1911 pistols. The 22 TCM round delivers blazing performance that travels at over 2,000 fps. It is an original Armscor cartridge creating excellent muzzle energy and light recoil.
Rock Island Armory will also bring 10mm 1911 pistols, .45 ACP GI 1911 pistols, and their brand new 22 TCM bolt action rifle.
FLIR Systems, Inc.
FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes technologies that enhance perception and awareness. We bring innovative sensing solutions into daily life through our thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locator systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, and advanced threat detection systems. Our products improve the way people interact with the world around them, enhance public safety and well-being, increase energy efficiency, and enable healthy and entertained communities.
Pioneers in thermal imaging, we were founded in 1978, originally providing infrared imaging systems that were installed on vehicles for use in conducting energy audits. Today our advanced systems and components are used for a wide variety of thermal imaging, situational awareness, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, navigation, recreation, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, transportation safety and efficiency, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives threat detection.
Products being showcased at the Hog Summit:
T75,T70,T90,T105,S135 scopes and M24, M18 handheld units. (Link for more info: http://www.flir.com/surveillance/display/?id=64710.)
The R-Series line of thermal scopes utilizes FLIR’s world-leading thermal imaging technology and commercial operating model to provide a unique and low-cost advanced scope that provides the recreational hunter the ability to see in complete darkness. The R-Series is the first commercial product in FLIR’s popular ThermoSight line of weapon sights, which includes models for law enforcement and military markets.
Compact, rugged, and easy to use, the ThermoSight R-Series is a fully integrated, stand-alone scope that attaches to common rifle rail systems. The ThermoSight R-Series is available in six different models with a range of wide and narrow field of view lenses and up to a 16x magnification. The R-Series also offers automatic image optimization, an advanced shock reduction system, multiple reticle options, and FLIR’s exclusive InstAlert® capability, which highlights warm objects of interest in red on a black and white image.
- Guy Blocker / Techinical Applications Specialist, Surviellance
- Angelo Brewer / Sales & Distribution Manager / Personal Vision Systems
- Matthew Wener
Now celebrating its 25th year, LaserMax, Inc. is the market leading producer of premium laser systems. Specializing in the design and manufacture of rugged and innovative firearm sighting solutions for military, law enforcement and commercial markets worldwide, the company also delivers premium laser products and optical systems for the semiconductor, aerospace, biomedical and telecommunications industries. Since the company’s first laser inventions in 1989, LaserMax has grown to become a global leader in laser systems, developing significant intellectual property and being awarded several primary patents in laser technology. LaserMax is an ISO 9001:2008 certified and WOSB 8(m) certified Women-Owned Small Business and has been recognized by Inc. 500 | 5000 as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. All LaserMax products are designed and manufactured in a state of the art facility in Rochester, NY.
LaserMax LMS-MICRO lasers. https://www.lasermax.com/ProductDetails/tabid/127/ProductID/490/Default.aspx
In addition, we’ll provide our IR rail mounted lasers for 10 ARs during the hunt. We are hoping to have a few guide rod IR lasers for the GLOCK handguns.
Laura Evans / Marketing Communications Specialist
Born and raised in Upstate, NY, Laura is the Marketing Communications Specialist at LaserMax. She has more than 15 years’ experience in public relations and marketing while having spent the past 5 years in her industry of choice, the shooting industry. In addition to being a cop’s wife and a #pathetic1styearemptynester lonely for her two children away at college, she takes pleasure in spending time outdoors with her lab, golden retriever puppy and rescued Maine coon cat. When she’s not working, Laura loves to spend time with family, tend to her many flower gardens, collect primitive antiques, read historical fiction, learn as much as she can about shooting, and travel to new places any time she gets the chance.
Brandon Morabito / Customer Service Representative
An avid shooter and hunter from Rochester, NY, Brandon is a Customer Service Representative at LaserMax. He has a photographic memory when it comes to firearms and different shooting disciplines and likes to share his knowledge with others. Brandon has pursued various kinds of wild game including, whitetail deer, turkey and small game in an effort to bag a wall-worthy trophy. Raised a cop’s son, Brandon spent his youth stalking game in the woods, which he continues today when he’s not playing guitar or at the sporting clays range. He’s followed his passion for downhill skiing across North America’s mountain ranges with his most recent trip to Breckenridge, CO.
FosTecH is a family-owned business located in Southern Indiana that manufactures quality firearms and firearm parts. FosTecH is best known for Modular Aluminum BumpFire Stocks. The first product to we brought to market was the BUMPSKI which fits the AK-47 platform. We also make the DefendAR-15 for the AR-15 platform and the Springless Akins Accelerator for the Ruger 10/22.
Products being showcased at the Hog Summit:
The BUMPSKI and DefendAR-15 bumpFire stocks use the recoil of the weapon to allow you to fire your weapon in a very efficient manner. At FosTecH, we can make your semi-automatic AR-15 run close to a 1,000 rounds per minute. We can definitely change the capability of your standard rifle and make it feel like a completely different weapon just by changing the stock.
The newest project at FosTecH is a combination of several new technologies combined into a new Tactical Shotgun called the Origin-12. This weapon system features a patented gas system that allows it to run a wide variety of 12 Gauge ammunition reliably. The quick change barrel system also allows you to go from your 18.5” barrel to a 9.5” barrel in just a matter of seconds. This same technology in the future will allow the shooter to change calibers and or gauge just by switching out a couple of parts. There are several other features on the shotgun as well such as a non-reciprocating forward charging handle, infinite gas adjustment, multiple areas to release your magazine, direct feed magazine (no rock and lock), ambidextrous safeties, folding stock, and much more.
Magazine capacities will be 5, 8, or 10 rounds. There will also be a 20 or 30 round drum available. All Origins are shipped in a Tactical Hard Case and with Diamondhead Ghost ring sights. Currently, 12 Gauge is the only gauge or caliber that we have available
Judd Foster and David Foster are owners of FostecH Arms and have worked tirelessly to create their innovative new products as well as to get them out into the market.
XS® Sight Systems
XS® Sight Systems is a second generation family-owned company located in Fort Worth, Texas. For over 18 years XS® has been the leader in precision manufacturing of practical hunting and combat effective tactical products for civilian, law enforcement and military professionals. XS® 24/7 Tritium gunfighter sights utilize a shallow rear V and visible front Dot, designed for quick front sight acquisition in high stress situations. The Fastest Sights in Any Light.™
Chris T Abernathy
In 2008 Chris commissioned into the United States Marine Corps. In the Marine Corps, he served as an Artillery Officer with the billets of Forward Observer for 3/8, Headquarters Battery Executive Officer for 3/10, and Officer in Charge of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Combined Arms Staff Trainer. Upon exiting the Marine Corps as a Captain he co-founded F2S Consulting LLC, which provides firearms training to military, law enforcement, and civilian personnel. Upon exiting the Marine Corps in 2012 he worked for Para USA building 1911s. In December 2013 he began working at XS Sight Systems as OEM and Mil/LE Sales.
W.L. Bo Wallace / Gunsmith/R&D/TechSupport
Bo has been with XS Sight Systems since 1999. He has been a professional gunsmith since 1982 and is a lifelong hunter and shooter.
Epicosity Marketing / Evatt Marketing
Steve Evatt was 21 years at FMG Publications as Advertising Manager for American Handgunner Magazine. In October 2013 he started as an Outdoor Media Consultant to The Epicosity Agency out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Steve’s mission is to marry the Marketing Talents of the Epicosity team with Companies in the Outdoor Industry that are looking to take their brand to the next level. Check out the work we have done for some of our Outdoor Industry clients at Www.epicosity.com
Hexmag is Legally Armed America’s official polymer magazine provider and will be supplying all .223/5.56 magazines used at the Hog Summit. With a superior grip achieved with their patent pending hexagon surface pattern, Hexmag’s HX30 reinforced polymer 30-round magazine is lighter than other leading AR-15 magazine. Their anti-tilt follower was designed to help stop residue particles from entering back into a rifle. Tool-free design where no tools or bullet tips are needed to disassemble and clean the inside of their AR-15 magazine. A heat-treated 17-7 PH stainless steel spring allows for long term magazine storage while fully loaded. Stainless steel resists corrosion unlike music wire or silicon steel springs found in most other magazines.
Legally Armed America
Paul Glasco and Chad Moreno will be hosting the Hog Summit on behalf of Legally Armed America along with crew members Jason Hardesty and Wayne Glasco. We are all excited to hang out, eat, shoot, and hunt with our friends in the firearms industry from all over the country.