Kids S.A.F.E. Foundation

2015 – Kids S.A.F.E. Founded by Derek LeBlanc

  • Children’s firearm safety
  • In Oregon, Washington, and Northern California

Kids S.A.F.E. Foundation
P.O Box 41194
Eugene, OR 97404

https://kidssafefoundation.org/

Our mission is to reach all children, not just the ones with firearms in their homes. Education, especially at a young age will save lives!! ZERO firearm accidents are the only acceptable goal!!

mission

Daily Bullet – Derek LeBlanc
Nov 25, 2020

Calico

Calico Light Weapons Systems

founded October 1982
California, Nevada, Oregon

  • Oct 1982 in Bakersfield, California
    – California Instrument Company
    – totally new concept in firearms magazine technology was developed
  •  Pistols and pistol-caliber carbines
    – with 50 and 100 round magazines
  • May 1985 first working 100 round helical feed .22LR carbine prototype  successfully tested
  • 1985 first guns
  • June 1987 first 50 and 100 round 9mm “double helix” firearms were produced
  • 1998 moved to Sparks, Nevada
    – replacement parts produced
  • 2006 moved to Hillsboro, Oregon
    – full production of firearms resumed

Calico Firearms
1090 Hemlock St
Elgin, OR 97827

(541) 437-1031

calicofirearms.com

Kimber Manufacturing

founded in 1979

  • 1950s Jack Warne started Sporting Arms (Sportco) in Adelaide, South Australia
  • 1968 Omark Industries purchased Sporting Arms
  • 1968 Jack Warne moved to Oregon
  • 1979 founded as “Kimber of Oregon” by Jack Warne in Clackamas, Oregon
    – accurate .22 long rifle caliber rifles
  • second manufacturing plant in Colton, Oregon
  • 1989, Kimber of Oregon sold to WTD Industries, Inc (Bruce Engel)
    – later went bankrupt
    – Kimber of Oregon’s tooling ended up in a Portland junkyard
  • 1990 Dan Cooper (fomer Kimber employee) founded Cooper Firearms of Montana
  • February 1991 Jack Warne founded the Warne Manufacturing Company
    – manufactured new rifle scope mounting system
  • Mid 1990s  Greg Warne & Les Edelman purchased the original tooling and partnered to found Kimber of America
    – Edelman forced Greg Warne out
  • 1996? – Kimber mves to Yonkers, New York
  • 2002 LAPD SWAT chose a Custom TLE II as standard issue
  • 2019 moved from Yonkers, NY to Troy, Alabama

Clint Smith

1949
  • – ITC Inter Training Consultants
    – 1st Compant
  • – 1970-1980 Police Officer in Indiana
  • – 1973-1980 in charge of training
  • – 1978 Attended GunSite
    I cant tell you that you WILL be in a LFI next week, but you can’t tell me you WON’T be.
    So, how will you train for the next three days?
  • – 1979 Taught at Gunsite
    – adjunct instructor
    – 1980-1983 with full time instructor with Jeff Cooper
  • 1983 started  International Training Consultants
    – 1983-1993 Traveled Training (DEA,etc)
  • 1984 Started Urban Rifle Course
  • 1986 Started Training for H&K
  • 1993 – 2004 Thunder Ranch, Curvul TX
    After failed attempt to buy GunSite
  • 2004 moved to Oregon
    “Repitition is the mother of Skill”
    http://mfceoyeager.libsyn.com/website/39-clint-smith-of-thunder-ranch


Nosler

began in 1948
in Bend, Oregon

“Quality First”

 

  • April 4, 1913 John Amos Nosler was born
  • 1946 unsuccessful moose hunt inspired Nosler to develop a new bullet design
  • Nosler Partition bullets used a specially designed jacket enclosing two separate lead alloy cores
  • 1948 Nosler began to sell the partition bullets commercially, forming Nosler Partition Bullet Co in in Ashland, Oregon
  • 1958 moved to 6,000 sq. ft. building in Bend, Oregon
  • 1963 Norma became Nosler’s first commercial loader.
  • 1969 Nosler Partition Bullet Co. became Nosler Bullets, Inc.
  • 1974 Federal Cartridge Company commercially loaded Nosler bullets for the first time
  • 1976 Reloading Guide #1 was released
  • 1981 Reloading Guide #2 was released
  • 1982 moved to Bend, Oregon
  • 1988 John Nosler sold the production facilities to his son
  • 1989 Reloading Guide #3 was released
  • 1990 Nosler Bullets, Inc. became Nosler, Inc
  • 2002 Reloading Guide #5 was released.
  • October 10, 2010 John Nosler died (97)
  • 2011 Nosler gains ISO 9001: 2008 certification
  • 2012 Bob Nosler elected to NRA Board of Directors
  • 2013 Nosler® Defense Ammunition was introduced
  • 2014 M48 Patriot and Heritage rifles introduced
  • 2020 Nosler Rifles production moves to Redmond, Oregon

Nosler
107 SW Columbia St
Bend, Oregon

1-800-285-3701

nosler.com

PITA

Pacific International Trapshooting Association

1931

– Founded on October 25, 1931
– Created by O.N. Ford in Portland, Oregon

Pacific International Trapshooting Association