May 16, 2013
How much would knife collectors pay to own a piece of history? A fair amount, especially if the knife itself is already top-quality. A knife reportedly used in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan recently went for auction, drawing in a...
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September 18, 2012
Digital Concealment Systems, LLC., makers of A-TACS Camo, are proud to announce that James Gilliland has joined their team where he will serve as Director of Special Projects. Jims primary responsibilities will include interfacing with new and existing manufacturing partners to bring new and innovative products to market utilizing both the A-TACS AU and A-TACS FG Camo patterns. Additionally, Jim will assist the DCS Marketing team with content creation and with the development of specialized media projects. Jim will also coordinate with various Government Agencies with respect to utilizing the A-TACS Camo platform.
Jim brings over 15 years of practical military experience to the A-TACS Camo team. He Joined the Army in 1996 where he served in the 3rd Batallion of the 75th Ranger Regiment as an Indirect Fire Infantryman (Mortar Gunner), Forward Observer, Sniper, Spotter, RTO, Team Leader, and a Squad Leader. He later deployed twice to Afghanistan with C company 3/75 as a Squad Leader where he participated in the highly televised night combat Airborne Assault in the Helmand providence on 19 Oct 2001.
Jim went on to instruct at the NCO academy for 18 months before being assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division. While there, Jim selected and trained a Sniper Section from scratch in 2004 and deployed for one year as a Sniper Section Leader. Jim’s sniper section was recognized as the best Sniper Section in Iraq in 2005 by the Joint Chief Counter IED Task Force. Jim is accredited with taking a record successful single shot engagement with a 7.62 rifle.
Jim was later assigned as a Ranger Instructor at Mountain Phase of the Army’s Ranger school for three years as both tactics and mountaineering instructor. Following that, Jim returned to the 3rd ID and completed his second tour in Iraq as a Platoon Sergeant leading a quick Reaction Force and counter IED/Post blast section Leader finishing his time in the 3d ID as a First Sergeant.
Jim was assigned to Fort Benning in the summer of 2011 to serve in the Soldier Requirement Division, Small Arms Branch as the Senior Enlisted Adviser and Branch NCOIC. In this role Jim was directly involved in the selection, refinement and development of all future Army small arms. Jim is currently assigned to Cco 2-29 IN as the Rifle Marksmanship Proponent where he is tasked with the update and rewrite of the Rifle Marksmanship Manual.
Jim also founded and runs Shadow 6 Consulting. Through Shadow 6, he focuses on individual and group firearms training with emphasis on Weapons Handling, Marksmanship Training, Tactical Maneuver scenarios, Home Defense Training, Equipment Selection and Use, and Industry Consulting.
June 26, 2012
Buck Knives is proud to announce the addition of Jr. Pro Staffers Walker and Wyatt Schearer, co-hosts of Shoot Straight with Chad Schearer.
Walker and Wyatt Schearer have been passionate about the outdoors at such an early age and have grown up in hunting camps around the world. They are the sixth generation of hunters in their family.
Walker Schearer is 11 years old and has hunted from Africa to Hawaii and several places in between. He took his first turkey and mule deer at age six.
His biggest animals taken have been at age seven, a Zebra in Africa and a six-point bull elk in New Mexico at age nine.
Walker was the first hunter to ever take an animal with the new CVA Accura Mountain Rifle.
Wyatt, at age 10, has also hunted Africa, Hawaii and other states as well. He harvested his first turkey at age four and whitetail deer at age five.
Wyatt has harvested several turkeys and is only one turkey away from his grand slam.
Wyatt has won numerous elk calling competitions at the ISE Best of the West Elk Calling Competition. He also placed second in the World Elk Calling competition.
“We are excited about this opportunity for our boys to join the Buck Knives family as Buck knives have been used in our family for many generations,” said Chad and Marsha Schearer.
Chuck Buck, Chairman of Buck Knives said, “I have personally known the Schearer family for 15 years and have watched these boys grow into great outdoorsmen. I admire their passion for the outdoors and appreciate Chad and Marsha teaching them hunter safety and responsibility at an early age. It is a great honor to have them join our Pro Staff team and we are delighted to have them help us reach out to youth hunters.”
Outdoor Hub, The Outdoor Information Engine - Buck Knives Announces the Addition of Walker and Wyatt Schearer as First Jr. Pro Staffers
June 21, 2012
Knife Rights recognized a number of award winners at its annual Sharper Future Awards Breakfast at BLADE Show in Atlanta, Georgia. S.E. Cupp gave the keynote address and Knife Rights chairman Doug Ritter reviewed the successes of the year to date and plans going forward.
Knife Rights’ Ultimate Steel Spectacular supports the legislative initiatives Doug talks about in the video. This year donors can win from $63,000 in prizes, including extraordinary custom knives by leading knifemakers, firearms and an African safari. Go to: www.KnifeRights.org/UltimateSteel