Events Industry Choice Awards 2018 Winners Steven Kuo July 6, 2018 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. To read about the 2017 Industry Choice Awards, click HERE. For coverage and background information about the first Industry Choice Awards, go HERE. Explore RECOILweb:9mm Tommy Gun From Auto-Ordnance Now ShippingRadian Dracos CustomBravo Company Manufacturing Overhauls AR-15 Charging HandlesSIG SAUER Announces Match Elite Competition 9mm Ammunition 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). Click here to get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to a digital PDF of this target pack!