The September edition of Shooting Industry magazine profiles the high-tech accessories consumers are looking for, discusses how to outfit hunters and takes a look at the First Annual HAVA/ACADEMI National Family Day.

“A lot of new, young shooters are ‘gadget guys and gals,’” said Patrick Shay, director of retail development at NSSF — and these gadget-hungry consumers are looking for laser sights, biometric safes, advanced optics and more, as profiled in September’s “Zest For High-Tech.”

Part II of Shooting Industry’s look at hunting season highlights the gear, clothing and footwear hunters want. Jim Rauscher, owner and president of Joe’s Sporting Goods in St. Paul, Minn., knows the importance of carrying a variety of products come hunting season, as hunting gear and related accessories make up 85 percent of Rauscher’s total sales.

The First Annual HAVA/ACADEMI National Family Day recently hosted 60 disabled veterans and their spouses and families.

“Our wounded warriors and their families received shooting instruction from the world’s best trainers. The interaction among participants and their families was proof enough that HAVA’s mission of helping to rebuild these American heroes’ confidence in their future is well worth all of our sponsors’ efforts,” said Tom Taylor, HAVA chairman.

Numerous companies throughout the industry contribute to HAVA, helping support its objective of assisting disabled veterans.

The September issue also presents a brief review of the 2012 Shooting Industry Masters, which raised a record $54,000 for shooting programs through two days of shooting sports thrills in July. Full coverage of the Masters will be featured in the October issue of Shooting Industry.

Shooting Industry’s Dealers Only Giveaway for September features a Ladies’ Jewelry Package from Hot Caliber. The package includes the Marksman Damsel Pendant and Damsel Dangles, both of which feature 2012 Shooting Industry Masters Edition bullets. Enter to win the package — valued at over $200 — at

To read the September issue — and sign up for a free subscription to the all-digital edition — visit

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