Crimson Trace, the shooting industry’s recognized leader in laser sighting systems and tactical lights for firearms, recently honored two shooting sports media members for professionally communicating about concealed carry techniques and self-defense firearms.

The first honor was awarded to Cory Yarmuth of Villa Park, Illinois at the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW) annual conference held recently in Gilbertsville, Kentucky. Yarmuth’s article, Illinois Concealed Carry, A First-Hand Journey: Part 1 was selected as the winner of the Crimson Trace excellence in craft contest for published articles. Yarmuth’s piece captured the frustration in dealing with the mountains of CCW paperwork most gunowners encounter along with the jitters of going into a classroom for training. His article also touched on the legal aspects of self defense.

The second winning media member, Dick Jones of High Point, North Carolina was recognized during the recent Southeastern Outdoor Press Association (SEOPA) annual conference in Fontana Village, North Carolina. Jones’ article, A Carry Gun without a Laser is Like a Car Without Headlights, appeared on the website in May 2014. Jones’s article covered details on successfully and safely introducing female shooters to the complex world of firearms. He also covered why equipping self defense firearms with a laser sight is a great idea.

Both winning authors are freelance writers, and each received a first-place prize of $1,000. The excellence in craft awards are part of Crimson Trace’s multi-channel approach to partnering with media members who write about firearms, shooting and self defense. Crimson Trace also often hosts shooting ranges at media events to help press members experience a firearm equipped with a laser sight.


Michael D. Faw
Media Relations Manager
Crimson Trace
9780 SW Freeman Drive
Wilsonville, OR 97070

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