Industry News Effective Immediately: James Malarkey is No Longer X-Products CEO After Controversy Candice Horner February 27, 2018 Join the Conversation Last week, we reported on the James Malarkey controversy, which was surrounded by his multiple anti-2A comments. In trying to make right of the situation, X-Products has removed Malarkey as its CEO. The official release from X-Products stated: Effective Immediately James Malarkey has been removed as CEO of X Products Since inception X Products has been a strong advocate of 2A rights and Does Not support Mr Malarkey's statements or any position that would suggest gun ownership is anything other than a right protected under the 2nd Amendment. Mr Malarkey has been replaced as CEO by Dewey Akers, as acting CEO, effective immediately. Please refer all references for response to Mr Akers. It is with sincere apology that X Products Senior Management finds it necessary to defend its position as a STRONG supporter of 2A Gun Rights. The Senior Management has found it necessary to respond to this with our community of followers in a manner that removes any association with Mr Malarkey's comments. Mr Malarkey, or his comments, DO NOT reflect the position of X Products, its staff,or Industry Partners. We have taken steps to insure we regain the respect of an industry that has been a support and source of growth for X Products and its staff. I want to Thank you for understanding this process has been difficult to execute and hope you will contact me personally with any questions about our transition. Explore RECOILweb:Ares Armor First Responder Drop LegAR vs. Shotgun for home defense. Again. (1 of 2)Buy the gun that killed Bin LadenDemystifying Long Range Shooting NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.