the WON

Women’s Outdoor News

since 2008

Born out of a desire to capture the energy and up-to-the-moment tactic of using the electronic age, the WON delivers the latest news about women in the outdoors, events, gear, tips and Barbara Baird’s weekly blog, “Babbs in the Woods.”

 

  • 2008 Barbara Baird launched The WON
    – newspaper and then magazine editor

womensoutdoornews.com

CZ-USA

since 1997
California, Missouri

  • 1991 importers/distributors as Bauska, Action Arms and Magnum Research
  • the US-based subsidiary of Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod the Czech firearms manufacturer
  • 1997 CZ-USA headquarters Initially based in Oakhurst, California
  • 1998 moved to Kansas City, Missouri
  • 2005 bought Dan Wesson Firearms based in Norwich, New York
  • CZ-USA’s custom shop in Warsaw, Missouri
  • president of CZ-USA is Alice Poluchova

CZ-USA
P.O. Box 171073
Kansas City, KS 66117

800-955-4486

cz-usa.com

IPSC

International Practical Shooting Confederation
– Created 1976

The International Practical Shooting Confederation is the world’s second largest shooting sport association and the largest and oldest within practical shooting.

affiliates over 100 regions from Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania

International Practical Shooting Confederation is the international confederation governing a type of practical pistol competition. The promotion of accuracy, power, and speed as three equal elements was the prime objective along with multiple targets, moving targets, targets that react when hit, penalty carrying no-shoot targets mixed-in or even partially covering shoot targets, obstacles, movement, competitive tactics, etc. to keep the shooters challenged and spectators entertained.

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Sierra Bullets

founded in 1947
California

  • Frank Snow, Jim Spive, Loren Harbor, Clint Harris
  • in the Harris Machine Shop in Whittier, California
  • 1963 moved to a new plant in Santa Fe Springs, California
    – 30,000 square feet
  • 1968 the Leisure Group bought Sierra Bullets
    – hired Robert Hayden from Remington Arms, Lake City Army Ammunition Plant
  • 1990 moved to Sedalia, Missouri

Sierra Bullets
1400 W Henry St
Sedalia, MO 65301

(888) 223-3006

sierrabullets.com

Olin

started 1944
Connecticut, Missouri

  • 1892 Founded in East Alton, IL by Frank W. Olin
    – blasting powder for coal mines
  • 1898 Franklin Olin formed the Western Cartridge Company
    – competitors got suppliers to limit raw materials
    – Olin diversified
  • 1931 Western bought the Winchester Company.
  • 1935 formed Winchester-Western
  • 1944 Franklin Olin companies organized under Olin Industries, Inc
  • 1954 Olin Industries and Mathieson Chemical merged
    – Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation
  • 1963 John Olin retired
  • 1964  “re-tooled” the Winchester line, which damaged their reputation of quality
  • 1969 became the Olin Corporation
    – sold off many of its acquired businesses
  •  December 12, 1980  Olin sold Winchester firearms to the employees
    – with the name US Repeating Arms Company
    – Olin kept the Winchester brand and licensed it to US Repeating Arms Company
  •  2006 entered a new license with Browning Arms Company
    – to make Winchester rifles and shotguns
  • World’s number one chlorine producer
  • #1 producer of small ammunition globally

LCAAP

Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP)
established in 1941
3,935-acre
Independence, Missouri

  • 1941 established by Remington Arms
  • first of 12 small arms plants run by the Army
  • WWII  21,000 full-time workers produced 50 million rounds per year
  • 1985 operations taken over by Olin Corporation
  • April 2001 operated by Alliant Techsystems (ATK)
  • 2018 acquired by Northrop Grumman
  • 1.6 billion round per year production capacity


  • 5.56 mm
  • 7.62 mm
  • 50 caliber
  • 20 mm

  • Foundation for Exceptional Warriors
    – annual turkey hunt for veterans
    – 4,000 private acres

Fiocchi

1876
Lecco, Italy

  • Giulio Fiocchi a bank manager assigned to oversee a defaulted musket and black powder factory
  • Giulio & his brother Giacomo bought the factory
  •  focused entirely on brass cased cartridges w/ modern primers
  • company has been passed down through the Fiocchi family
  • WWII = Nazis seized control of the Fiocchi factory
  • rebuilt after the war
  • 1950s  partnered with Smith & Wesson to operate a factory in Illinois
  • 1983 built an importing facility in Springfield, MO