Last month we exhibited at freedom’s largest celebration, the 145th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits, held this year at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. With 500,000 sq. ft. of firearms and accessories on display, the show did not disappoint—for us or the more than 80,000 attendees. We had a very active booth throughout the three-day show and even made a cameo on the evening news!
Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth; don't forget tag us in your photos on Instagram or share them on our Facebook page. If you couldn't make the show this year, we look forward to seeing you in Atlanta in 2017!
FROM THE FRONTLINE TO THE HOMEFRONT
Tom Alibrando served as a police officer, instructor and special investigations officer with the Prescott (AZ) Police Department for 10 years. He also toured Iraq and Afghanistan, serving with the Department of State/Blackwater in a protective detail, as well as an intelligence specialist, assistant team leader and foreign national trainer. Tom was also the program manager for training for ACADEMI Training Services.
The wait is almost over. To those of you who were part of the Gail ACE® recall and opted for a replacement in lieu of a refund, we are pleased to announce that we have started shipping the new Galil ACE® Pistol (GAP39-II) with proper 2-pin receiver. Our wholesale distributors have also begun to receive the first commercial quantities.
You may have seen the TAVOR® in recent blockbuster movies such as Marvel's "Ant-Man" and "The Hunger Games," but the popular bullpup rifle has nothing on the credits of another classic IWI firearm. Since the mid-1970s, the UZI® has appeared in more than 150 films and been wielded by some of Hollywood's biggest and baddest stars, including Charles Bronson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan and Chuck Norris.
One of our personal favorites is the 1985 action-thriller "Invasion U.S.A" in which Norris, starring as former CIA agent Matt Hunter, becomes a one-man army as he fends off communist invaders with dual UZI® pistols. Watch the pistols in action in this clip from the movie.
TAG US ON INSTAGRAM AND WIN
The first day of summer is just around the corner. Tag us in a photo of your IWI firearm on Instagram at @iwi.us and we will pick one person to win a hat and be featured in next month's issue of Close Quarters! Photos must be uploaded and tagged by June 17, 2016 to be eligible to win. The winner will be contacted by Instagram Direct.
IWI US, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd. of Ramat Hasharon, Israel and a member of the SK Group, a leading group of companies operating in the global defense and security markets. Imported firearms include the TAVOR® SAR and X95™, Galil ACE®, UZI® PRO and Jericho®.