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Industry Choice Awards 2018 Winners

The Industry Choice Awards for 2018 were recently awarded at Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park City, Kentucky. A group of evaluators gathered earlier in the year to inspect, review, and test product submissions from manufacturers. With continuing growth in awareness and interest in the Industry Choice Awards, more submissions were received and the number of product categories were expanded from 8 to 13. Evaluators tested the products and provided unbiased numerical ratings and qualitative feedback.

Their ratings, across fit, finish, form, and function, were tabulated and ranked. Then a few weeks ago, companies and their representatives converged on Rockcastle for two and a half days — to shoot the Firearms Industry Team Challenge and to attend the awards ceremony. The team competition was a fantastic match, designed by Match Director Andy Horner. It incorporated a wide range of firearms and shooting disciplines, from 3-gun to long range to pistol to sporting clays. Not only was it a blast, it was a wonderful way for everyone to network and get to know others in the industry on a much more personal level.

We’ll have more detailed coverage to come in a future issue of RECOIL Magazine and on this website, but in the meantime, here are the winners and runners up in each category:

ACCESSORY

Winner: Canik TP9 series 15, 18, and 20 round magazines, 9mm

Runner up: Comp Tac International holster

Runner up: MGM Switchview scope lever


ACCESSORY – PREMIUM

Winner: Crimson Trace CMR-300 Rail Master Pro green laser and light

Runner up: Leupold LTO Quest HD thermal imager

Runner up: Trijicon 45 Degree Offset Quick Release Mount for MRO or RMR


AMMUNITION

Winner: Hornady 6.5 Creedmoor 140-gr ELD Match

Runner up: Federal American Eagle Syntech 115-gr 9mm

Runner up: Speer Gold Dot Personal Protection 10mm


APPAREL

Winner: TRU-SPEC Men’s 24-7 Xpedition Pants

Runner up: 5.11 Tactical Women’s Defender-Flex Slim Pants

Runner up: Vertx Recon Multicam Combat Shirt


HANDGUN

Winner: SIG SAUER P365 Nitro Micro-Compact 9mm

Runner up: Canik TP9SF Elite 9mm

Runner up: Springfield Armory 1911 TRP 10mm Operator (5 in or 6 in barrel)


OPTIC

Winner: Leupold Mark 5HD 5-25×56 riflescope

Runner up: Kahles K16i 1-6×24 riflescope

Runner up: Swarovski CL Companion 8×30 binoculars


PISTOL CALIBER CARBINE

Winner: Ruger PC Carbine 9mm


RIFLE

Winner: Patriot Ordnance Factory Renegade Plus SPR .223 Wylde, .224 Valkyrie

Runner up: Kimber Hunter 6.5 Creedmoor

Runner up: Patriot Ordnance Factory Renegade 5.56mm


RIFLE CALIBER PISTOL

Winner: SIG SAUER MCX Rattler PSB .300 Blackout

Runner up: Century Arms C39v2 Blade 7.62x39mm

Runner up: Springfield Armory SAINT AR-15 Pistol 5.56mm


SHOTGUN

Winner: Mossberg 590M Mag-Fed Pump-Action 12 gauge


SUPPRESSOR

Winner: Tactical Solutions Axiom Suppressor

Runner up: NG2 Defense Maxflo 3D AFD Suppressor

Runner up: Ruger Silent-SR ISB 10/22 takedown integrally suppressed barrel


TARGET

Winner: Innovative Targets Dueling Tree

Runner up: Challenge Targets Reactive Hostage Target rifle/handgun rated

Runner up: Hunter Moon Targets Reactive Silhouette Target


TRIGGER

Winner: Mossberg JM Pro Adjustable Match AR Trigger

Runner up: JP Enterprises JPFC-M Fire Control Module with flat trigger

Runner up: JP Enterprises JPFC-M Fire Control Module with roller trigger


Stay tuned to the next issue of RECOIL Magazine and a future article on RECOILWeb for additional coverage on the 2018 Industry Choice Awards.

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To read about the 2017 Industry Choice Awards, click HERE.
For coverage and background information about the first Industry Choice Awards, go HERE.

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