12ga Semi-automatic/Pump Action. This shotgun is designed to utilize two actions on the same frame. 3â€ť Chamber, Inertia Semi-Auto/ Pump with Rotary Bolt. 5+1 Capacity. Matte black finish with picatinny rail mounted on the receiver. Ghost ring rear sight and front bridge sight with fiber optic bead. Black Synthetic w/ Rubber Fixed Pistol Grip. 1 set of military sling swivels and 1 set of swivel studs installed. External Ported Cylinder Choke.
Features: Versatile magnification range, Xtended Twilight Lens System that uses wavelength specific lens coatings designed to optimize the transmission of low light wavelengths and edge blackened lenses that reduce diffusion & glare.
United Sporting Companies is the Exclusive Distributor of Meopta Optics
Chapin, S.C. - United Sporting Companies (USC) is pleased today to announce its exclusive North American distribution partnership with world-class optics powerhouse Meopta.
"We are very excited about the opportunity Meopta has given us," said USC CSMO Chuck Walker. "Being their only distribution partner shows the strength of USC in the market."
Meopta is a global manufacturer of precision optics, specializing in the design, engineering and assembly of complex optical, opto-mechanical and opto-electronic systems. Meopta creates innovative, total solutions for the consumer, industrial and military markets. Operating from state-of-the-art facilities in the United States and Czech Republic, Meopta can respond to the needs of its customers quickly and effectively.
United Sporting Companies Selects Paul Carey as VP of New Business Development
Chapin, S.C. - United Sporting Companies (USC) announces the appointment of Paul Carey to serve as Vice President of New Business Development and report directly to Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Chuck Walker, effective immediately.
"I am very proud to have Paul as a member of our team. His knowledge and work ethic will help us take USC to another level," said Chuck Walker.
Paul Carey joins USC with over 20 years of sales leadership experience successfully managing professional and military sales teams across America. Most recently, Paul served as Director of Sales at Reynolds Consumer Products.
United Sporting Companies Superior Salesmanship Recognized by ATN
Chapin, SC - Advanced Technologies Network Corp. (ATN) has awarded United Sporting Companies with its exclusive Gold Sales Achievement for providing top quality product support during 2013.
ATN is a leading manufacturer and developer of precision Night Vision optics and Thermal Imaging. Focused on quality, innovation, and value, ATN manufactures the largest selection of low light optical devices and caters to consumers, law enforcement and military clients.
Walther Arms and United Sporting Companies Partnership Generates Success
Chapin, SC – United Sporting Companies has been acknowledged as Walther Arms' Outstanding Distribution Partner for effectively aiding in the success of Walther products by providing top-notch customer service and solid wholesale distribution during 2013.
Renowned throughout the world for its innovation, Walther Arms has been a leading premium manufacturer of sporting, defense, and law enforcement firearms for over 125 years.
Bulldog Cases Unleash Successful Year with Ellett Brothers Support
Chapin, SC – Ellett Brothers is honored to be recognized as Bulldog Cases' Distributor of the Year for tremendous efforts in product support & wholesale distribution during the 2013 campaign.
For over a decade Bulldog Cases has been the industry leader in developing innovative carrying and storage solutions for weapons of all types.
Remington Doubles Down on Ellett Brothers and Cashes In
Chapin, SC – Ellett Brothers, a division of United Sporting companies, gets twice the recognition from the Remington Arms Company (Remington) in the form of Distributor of the Year Awards during the January SHOT Show in Las Vegas, NV for providing exceptional wholesaler value for both firearm and accessory product lines in 2013.
As one of the nation's oldest continuously operating manufacturers, Remington designs, produces and sells sporting goods products for the hunting and shooting sports markets, as well as solutions to the military, government and law enforcement markets. It's the only U.S. manufacturer of both firearms and ammunition products and one of the largest domestic producers of shotguns and rifles.
No-BS Work Ethic Earns United Sporting Companies the 2013 DPMS DOY Award
Chapin, SC – United Sporting Companies (USC) is honored to receive the coveted 2013 Distributor of the Year Award from one of America's largest AR-15 manufacturers, DPMS - Panther Arms, for exhibiting top tier distribution merit and industry-leading customer service of its products.
DPMS Firearms ranks as the second-largest manufacturer of AR-15 rifles according to The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives statistics. DPMS firearms and patented accessories are currently in use worldwide by law enforcement agencies, military personnel and civilians, including U.S. Border Patrol officers and America's top competitive shooters and big game hunters.
United Sporting Companies is Core Rifle Systems
2013 Distributor of the Year
Chapin, SC – Core Rifle Systems selected United Sporting Companies (USC) as its 2013 Distributor of the Year in recognition of a highly productive year supporting its product line.
Core Rifle Systems, based out of Ocala, Florida, produces a full line of AR-15/M-16 and M-4 Type rifles for Commercial, Law Enforcement, Government and International customers, plus a complete line of parts and accessories.
DNZ Products Picks Ellett Brothers as 2013 Distributor of the Year
Chapin, S.C. – DNZ Products names Ellett Brothers as its 2013 Distributor of the Year for outstanding sales and distribution efforts.
With over 100 years machining experience, DNZ Products creates innovative scope mounts and quality mounting accessories at Certified Machining, Inc. located in Sanford, North Carolina.
Eagle Imports, Inc. Declares Ellett Brothers as Top Distributor for 2013
Chapin, S.C. – Eagle Imports, Inc. declared Ellett Brothers as its Top Distributor for 2013 and presented a plaque in recognition of its exceptional service to their family of products on the opening day of the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"Ellett Brothers provided a consistent commitment to our brands and serviced their dealer network with innovative promotions and overall great customer service. It's this dedication and loyalty to their customers and to the Eagle Imports brands that has earned them this coveted recognition," said Rafael Del Valle, Eagle Imports, Inc. NSD.
Eagle Imports, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Metro Arms, Bersa and Comanche firearms products.
Ellett Brothers Achieves GLOCK Perfection Again
Chapin, S.C. – The GLOCK Group honors Ellett Brothers with its 2013 Glock Perfection Award for demonstrating top-notch distributor merit in representing its coveted products.
This is Ellett Brothers 3rd consecutive GLOCK Perfection Award.
The GLOCK GROUP is a leading global manufacturer of pistols and accessories providing superior engineering and industry-leading reliability shot after shot.
UNITED SPORTING COMPANIES SELECTS KAMENS AS VP OF PLANNING
Chapin, S.C. – United Sporting Companies (USC) announces the appointment of Leigh Kamens to serve as VP of Planning and report directly to Chief Purchasing Officer (CPO) Scott Walker, effective immediately.
Leigh has teamed up with the USC Purchasing department in developing category plans, vendor plans and analytics that support company objectives.
"Since joining our team in 2012, Leigh has made significant improvements in how we manage and view our business and has become an invaluable member of our team and vendor community at large," said Scott Walker, USC CPO.
Prior to joining USC, Leigh built solid experience in planning and purchasing as she served in multiple positions at Sports Authority for over 7 years.
ELLETT BROTHERS PROMOTES JEFF PUGH TO VP OF SALES
Chapin, S.C. – Ellett Brothers announces the promotion of Jeff Pugh to serve as Vice President of Sales and report directly to Chief Sales and Marketing Officer (CSMO) Chuck Walker, effective immediately.
"Jeff has worked hard his whole career and is very deserving of this promotion," said Chuck Walker, USC CSMO.
Jeff has amassed over 18 years of vital Shooting and Marine Industry experience with Ellett Brothers in positions ranging from sales representative and buyer to his most recent position as Director of Sales. Prior to his employment with Ellett Brothers, Jeff spent many years building a strong foundation of knowledge and hands-on experience as a gun and archery dealer and competitive archer.
LINDLER NAMED UNITED SPORTING COMPANIES CUSTOMER CARE MANAGER
Chapin, S.C. – United Sporting Companies (USC) announces the promotion of Avis Lindler to serve as Customer Care Manager and report directly to Ellett Brothers VP of Sales Jeff Pugh, effective immediately.
With over 17 years of Customer Care experience at Ellett Brothers, Avis’ duties as Customer Care Supervisor for the past 13 years have been upgraded to cover USC and its subsidiaries.
"Avis has most deservedly earned her new position as USC Customer Care Manager for her hard work and dedication to provide top-notch customer care for Ellett Brothers dealers. I have the utmost confidence in Avis as she tackles her expanded role,” said Jeff Pugh, Ellett Brothers VP of Sales.
CATANZARITE NAMED UNITED SPORTING COMPANIES VP OF HUMAN RELATIONS
Chapin, S.C. – United Sporting Companies (USC) announces the appointment of Paul Catanzarite to serve as Vice President of Human Relations, effective immediately.
"Paul is an exceptional HR talent and we are fortunate to have him as an addition to our team," said Brad Johnson, USC CEO and Chairman of the Board.
Paul Catanzarite joins USC with over 30 years of HR experience. Paul has held various HR positions with Alcoa - the world’s leading producer of primary aluminum and fabricated aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina. Most recently, Paul served as VP of Human Resources at Reynolds Consumer Products for all operating locations. In addition, Paul holds a B.S. degree from Le Moyne College and a Master's degree from Clarkson University.
ELLETT BROTHERS RECEIVES GLOCK PERFECTION AWARD
Chapin, S.C. – Ellett Brothers is the 2013 recipient of the Glock Perfection Award in recognition of strong sales efforts with Glock products during its 2012 campaign.
"To be recognized by a highly valued and strategic vendor such as Glock is truly rewarding," said Brad Johnson, USC CEO and Chairman of the Board.
BOTH SHOOTING AND MARINE VENDORS AT 2014
ELLETT BROTHERS DEALER SHOW
Chapin, S.C. – Ellett Brothers announces the addition of close to 80 Marine Industry vendors to its
January Dealer Show at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds in 2014.
"Our company has an unwavering commitment to deliver the best value and options available for our dedicated dealers to build and retain business all year long. By combining the Marine and Shooting showcases into the Nation’s Most Complete Dealer Show, our patrons get the full offering of Ellett Brothers in a single show and get special access to new avenues of revenue," said Chuck Walker, USC Chief Sales & Marketing Officer.
In addition to offering an ever increasing array of proven hunting and shooting sports products, Ellett Brothers stocks an incredible selection of marine products from trusted vendors. Past dealers who have only stocked either shooting or marine products will have the opportunity to grow their business beyond the confines of their current inventory while dealers who currently take advantage of Ellett Brothers' full offering will appreciate the convenience of a consolidated show.
HORNADY HONORS ELLETT BROTHERS
Chapin, S.C. – Ellett Brothers was honored by Hornady with its 2012 Customer Award in appreciation for a record breaking sales year.
A large, prestigious plaque was presented to Ellett Brothers to commemorate their achievement.
ELLETT BROTHERS OPENING DALLAS SALES OFFICE
Chapin, S.C. – Ellett Brothers announces the upcoming addition of its Dallas, Texas sales office that is primed to open early May.
The Dallas sales office will develop ten local and highly knowledgeable shooting & marine sales associates under the direction of newly appointed Regional Sales Manager, Karmon Kerr.
"We're anticipating great things from our new Dallas office due to our top-notch, Texas-raised sales force and the support from the Ellett Brothers' leadership team that will provide the essential training to drive success," said Chuck Walker, USC Chief Sales & Marketing Officer.
EDDIE HYMAN NAMED VP OF PURCHASING FOR UNITED SPORTING COMPANIES
Chapin, S.C. – United Sporting Companies (USC) announces the promotion of Eddie Hyman to serve as Vice President of Purchasing and report directly to Chief Purchasing Officer Scott Walker effectively immediately.
Eddie will manage all purchasing activities for both Ellett Brothers and Jerry’s Sport Center facilities from the USC Chapin Office in South Carolina. "United Sporting Companies is excited to have Eddie’s leadership and experience within our purchasing division. His team building skills deliver tremendous results and we believe he’s essential to the future growth of our company," said Scott Walker, USC Chief Purchasing Officer.
Initially hired 20 years ago as an Ellett Brothers Shooting Sales Associate, Eddie quickly transitioned to the position of Marine Sales Supervisor and was named Director of Marine Sales in 2002. Most recently, Eddie earned the title of Vice President of Purchasing for Marine & Tackle in 2011.
DREW EDWARDS SELECTED AS USC CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Chapin, S.C. – United Sporting Companies (USC) announces the appointment of
Drew Edwards to serve as Chief Financial Officer and report directly to CEO Brad
Johnson starting February 12.
Drew will oversee Financial Planning & Analysis, Controllership, and Credit & Collections from the USC Chapin Office in South Carolina.
"Drew's experience in high volume distribution businesses coupled with his financial insight will make him an exceptional asset for USC and the Shooting Industry," said Brad Johnson, USC CEO and Chairman of the Board.
Prior to joining USC, Drew was CFO of Fortune 500 Company Owens & Minor, a leading distributor of medical and surgical supplies. Drew’s experience includes a strong history as CFO at Tredegar Corporation as well as several years at Coopers & Lybrand. Drew is a licensed CPA and holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting. Besides being well-versed in the distribution arena, he has extensive experience with mergers/acquisitions/divestures, strategic planning and analysis, and investments.
DPMS HONORS ELLETT BROTHERS
Chapin, S.C. – DPMS (Panther Arms) pays tribute to Ellett Brothers by presenting them with the 2012 DPMS Distributor of the Year Award for outstanding wholesaler feats. Ellett Brothers received a commemorative framed plaque.
DNZ PRODUCTS RECOGNIZES ELLETT BROTHERS
Chapin, S.C. – DNZ Products recognizes Ellett Brothers as their 2012 Distributor of the Year for outstanding product support. Ellett Brothers received a laminated wood plaque as a symbol of gratitude.
BARNES AWARDS ELLETT BROTHERS FOR 2012 EFFORTS
UNITED SPORTING COMPANIES RESPONDS TO NEWTOWN TRAGEDY
United Sporting Companies (USC), a distribution company focused on hunting, outdoor, marine and tackle products, today stated the following:
"We are deeply saddened by the horrific events that took place in Newtown this past Friday. At this most difficult time, the families of the victims and the entire Newtown community are in our prayers."
The Company will work to comply with all changes in local, state and federal law that arise from the tragedy. USC will also begin working with the bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) and its 300 members in Congress to help support legislation to set standards that will help prevent future tragedies.
USC does not operate in the manufacturing, marketing or direct sales of firearms. USC only sells to Federal Firearm License retail dealers and not to individuals (either directly or through gun shows).
CHUCK WALKER AWARDED PROMOTION
Chapin, S.C. – United Sporting Companies (USC) announces the promotion of Chuck Walker to Chief
Sales and Marketing Officer for his essential contributions to the company's 2012 success.
"Chuck Walker has demonstrated significant leadership and achieved superior results for USC throughout his career, but in particular this past year. It's truly a pleasure to announce Chuck's promotion. He has earned it." said Brad Johnson, USC CEO and Chairman of the Board.
JOHNSON NAMED UNITED SPORTING COMPANIES CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Chapin, S.C. – United Sporting Companies (USC) announces the appointment of CEO and President
Bradley P. Johnson as its Chairman of the Board for his leadership and determination that has
significantly contributed to the company’s extraordinary growth during 2012.
Brad will continue to lead and strengthen USC as its President and CEO, plus assume the responsibilities as its Chairman of the Board.
"I am honored by the trust and confidence that the Board of Directors has demonstrated by naming me its Chairman. Much of the credit for our success belongs to the outstanding team at United Sporting Companies, our vendor partners, and importantly our retail partners. USC and I will continue to work hard to earn your continued business and trust." said Brad Johnson, USC CEO and Chairman of the Board.
USC Senior VP Chuck Walker stated, "Brad is a true business professional. He understands our business needs, as well as the needs of our customers and vendors. He’s a very quick study and has a great grasp on our industry."
ELLETT BROTHERS GIVES SUPPORT TO LOCAL POLICE OFFICERS
Chapin, S.C. – In support of local law enforcement, Ellett Brothers has presented Chapin Police Chief
Troy Crump with an AR-15 style rifle and tactical carrying case.
United Sporting Companies (USC) Senior VP Chuck Walker stated, "We are proud to help our local law enforcement and continue to fulfill our civic duty."
The reliable AR-15 style rifle was designed by South Carolina based firearms manufacturer, Palmetto State Armory to be used by the Chapin Police Department.
ELLETT BROTHERS HONORED BY GLOCK PERFECTION AWARD
Chapin, S.C. – Ellett Brothers received the 2012 GLOCK Perfection Award for its efforts as the leading
distributor of GLOCK products in 2011 during this year's Shot Show in Las Vegas, NV.
United Sporting Companies (USC) CEO Brad Johnson stated, "It's an honor to be recognized as the leading distributor by GLOCK, a proven and pioneering company that gives back to our industry in so many ways. We at Ellett Brothers are happy to stand with GLOCK and play a part in guiding their innovative and well-recognized products to the hands of dealers across the country."
ELLETT BROTHERS NAMED AS BARNES BULLETS 2011 DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR
Chapin, S.C. – Ellett Brothers was named the 2011 Distributor of the Year by Barnes Bullets at the
Freedom Group booth during the 2012 Shot Show in Las Vegas, NV.
Ellett Brothers was awarded a commemorative plaque for becoming the leading distributor of Barnes products in 2011.
United Sporting Companies (USC) CEO Brad Johnson stated, "Barnes strives to outperform the competition with their meticulous attention to detail. For such an outstanding company to name Ellett Brothers as their ‘Distributor of the Year' is a great honor and a testament to our dedication to wholesale distribution and customer satisfaction in the Shooting Industry."
HORNADY SELECTS ELLETT BROTHERS AS ITS 2011 DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR
Chapin, S.C. – Ellett Brothers was named the 2011 Distributor of the Year by Hornady during the 2012
Shot Show in Las Vegas, NV.
Steve Hornady presented the award directly to Ellett Brothers during this year's Shot Show.
United Sporting Companies (USC) CEO Brad Johnson stated, "It gives us all great pleasure at Ellett Brothers to be recognized as the ‘Distributor of the Year' by Hornady, a company with remarkable heritage and an enduring pursuit of innovation. Receiving the award directly from Steve Hornady truly meant a lot to our company and inspires us to improve our efforts even more in 2012."
ELLETT BROTHERS RECEIVES EXCELLENCE AWARD FROM LEUPOLD
Chapin, S.C. – Ellett Brothers received the 2011 Excellence Award by Leupold in recognition of the
outstanding performance in distributing their products.
United Sporting Companies (USC) Senior VP Chuck Walker stated, "We are proud to distribute a quality product like Leupold, and very much appreciate the award for our sales efforts."
ELLETT BROTHERS PROUDLY CONTRIBUTES TO YOUTH SHOOTING SPORTS
Chapin, S.C. – Continuing in its endeavors to cultivate and raise awareness in youth shooting sports,
Ellett Brothers proudly selected the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) to receive $25,000 raised
from the silent auction held in conjunction with the 2012 Annual Ellett Brothers Dealer Showcase in
Columbia, South Carolina.
Thanks to the generous vendor donations and dealer participation, Ellett Brothers has raised over $68,000 since 2009 for the YSSA.
"The contributions and support received from the Ellett Brothers family has enabled the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance to overcome many of the limiting factors to the growth of youth shooting sports programs nationwide that are attributable to equipment and supplies. It's an absolute pleasure to partner with such a prestigious company that shares our passion for recruiting and retaining new shooters and hunters" said Steve Miller, YSSA Executive Director.
The YSSA is devoted to identifying and supporting the needs of safe and successful youth programs. In addition, the YSSA is committed to providing leadership in the development and promotion of family-friendly shooting range facilities to encourage continued participation in the shooting sports.