Okay, so this has never been an 'industry news' blog.... and somehow I doubt it will ever really be one. That said, it's my blog and I'll write if I want to (g).
Till a month ago Blackhawk (they write it as BLACKHAWK!) has been mostly below my radar. They made holsters, and other gear... none of which I owned. Only one person I know has one of the tricky latching BLackhawk holsters, and it just lays in a drawer.
A month ago, give or take, Carteach0 was contacted by Blackhawk (I just can't keep typing out 'BLACKHAWK!', it goes against my grain). They extended an invite to an upcoming blogger seminar. I read that as a two day sales pitch, during which we would get to play with their toys and, maybe, meet Todd Jarrett (hint hint).
Last night, late, something else came across the screen. Yesterday Blackhawk was bought by ATK/Alliant, the company deeply embroiled in the military brass destruction story unfolding at this time.
To many shooters, the story will mean little. To reloaders, it may mean a lot. On the other hand... reloaders talk... a lot.... and are generally gear hounds as well. ATK/Alliant owns Federal ammunition, and now owns Blackhawk gear. They are exposed financially to the good will of the shooting community. It will interesting to see how they respond.
Quote of the Day - From the incomparable Iowahawk:
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