Industry News: V10N3
Otis Technology Acquires Shooter’s Choice
Otis Technology is pleased to announce that it has acquired the popular Shooter’s Choice brand. The deal took effect January 16, 2018.
Shooter’s Choice is a leading provider of gun care chemicals and lubricants. With a complete product offering in a variety of liquids and aerosols, Shooter’s Choice products are in use by hunters, shooters, law enforcement and military professionals.
“We are very excited for this opportunity. The Shooter’s Choice and Otis Technology brands complement each other well. Where Otis has excelled in gun cleaning kits and accessories, Shooter’s Choice has done the same in gun care cleaners, lubricants and protectants,” states Leonard Puzzuoli, CEO at Otis Technology. He continues, “We look forward to building upon the Shooter’s Choice brand and product assortment.”
“We practically grew up together. We started our companies around the same time. We attended the same trade shows, often having booths right next to each other. We became friends over the years despite technically being competitors,” remarks Larry Williams, Advisory Board member for Otis Technology.
Joe Ventimiglia, Shooter’s Choice President states, “My brother and I have built a company and brand that we are proud of. We have reached the next chapter in our lives–retirement–and we couldn’t think of a better company to carry on the Shooter’s Choice name than Otis Technology.”
The combined strengths and resources of the two industry leading brands will benefit customers of Otis Technology and Shooter’s Choice.
For more information on Otis products, please visit www.otistec.com. Please visit www.shooters-choice.com to learn more about Shooter’s Choice.
Otis Technology is known for manufacturing the most advanced gun cleaning systems and accessories available. The superior Breech-to-Muzzle® design combined with unmatched quality has positioned Otis as the gun care system of choice with the US Military. Otis Technology is smart gun care.
Finnish Defence Forces Order Aimpoint® Micro T-2
Aimpoint AB, the leading manufacturer and innovator in red dot sighting technology, has been ordered by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) to supply Aimpoint® Micro T-2 red dot sights including transportation bags for an amount of up to EUR 5.5 million. The red dot sights are supplied by NSPA to the Finnish Defence Forces and will be delivered by the end of 2018.
“We are proud that the Finnish Defence Forces have chosen the Aimpoint® Micro T-2 as a part of their national defence development program Taistelija (Combatant),” says Lennart Ljungfelt, President of Aimpoint AB and continues; “The Micro T-2 is an extremely reliable sight, and we know that the operators currently using that sight are very pleased. Therefore, we know that the Finnish Defence Forces will be satisfied with their choice.”
The Aimpoint® Micro T-2 sight has been in operation with several military organizations worldwide for several years. It is a user-friendly, soldier-tested and combat proven sight that increases the effectiveness of the individual soldier. The attractiveness of the Micro T-2 sight relies on its weight by just over 100 grams combined with extreme ruggedness and an operational life on a single battery of up to 50,000 hours or 5 years, on continuous use.
Currently, more than 1,500,000 Aimpoint® sights are already in use by military forces around the world. The Finnish Defence Forces chose the Aimpoint products because they will increase the speed and precision of the combatants’ use of weapons as well as the assault rifle’s usability in poor light conditions.