June 19th, 2009

Miculek Does It Again — Winning IRC Title for 17th Time

Jerry Miculek once again stood atop the leader board, capturing both the Overall and Open Division titles at the International Revolver Championship (IRC) at the Hogue Action Pistol Range in Morro Bay, California. With his recent win, Jerry has accomplished an unprecedented feat by capturing his 17th IRC championship title while extending his record winning streak of back-to-back title victories since competing in the 1993 IRC match. Using an 8-shot S&W Performance Center Model 627 V-Comp, Miculek was able to post top scores in 10 out of the 12 stages of fire, allowing him to easily capture the championship title by over 26 seconds.

Jerry Miculek IRC
Miculek competing earlier this year at the Steel Challenge. Photo Courtesy SteelChallenge.com.

Team Smith & Wesson members earned six division titles. The IRC match was highlighted by wins from Jerry Miculek, new team member John Bagakis, Craig Buckland, Annette Aysen, Elliot Aysen and Team Captain, Julie Golob. In the Limited Division, Team Smith & Wesson members swept the top two spots with John Bagakis edging out teammate Elliot Aysen for the division title. Aysen went on to win the High Senior title. In the Women’s Limited Division, Annette Aysen decisively defended her Ladies Limited title by over 11 seconds. Each of the winners in the Limited Division used an 8-shot Performance Center Model 627.

Performance Center 627 smith wesson

Junior Division Video Highlights
In addition to adult competitors, junior wheel-gunners participated at the IRC in Moro Bay. In the video below, posted by S&W Team Captain Julie Golob, check out the future of the sport as these young shooters pair off against one another in the Junior Shoot-Off event of the IRC (guest appearance by the Jerry Miculek). (EDITOR: Very cool video, definitely check it out!)

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June 19th, 2009

Brownell's Launches Updated Website

Brownell’s new, enhanced website is now “live”. The new site is easier to navigate, and “how-to” features such as the Gun-Tech articles/videos are more accessible. Featured Products and New Products are now located “front and center”. The search function is much more user-friendly. Brownell’s has even created an animated TUTORIAL explaining all the new features. CLICK HERE to watch the tutorial.

Brownells.com Tutorial

Better Product Organization and Display
To make it easier to find products by type, all products are grouped into nine tab-linked classes on the home page: Rifle parts, Handgun parts, Shotgun parts, Magazines, Shooting accessories, Gunsmith tools, Optics, Gun cleaning, and Books & videos. With one click you can now access all the optics, or all the videos for sale. Product images can be enlarged with a simple click and many include 360° viewing options.

Brownell's gun products

Customer Product Ratings
We really like the fact that customers can now rate, review and comment on products. You can also get your questions answered through the interactive Answerbox feature.

Informational Content More Accessible
The GunTech and Shopping areas are now more heavily linked to make the videos, articles, cheat sheets, instructions found under GunTech easily accessible from the product pages. Products are also now accessible from the GunTech pages.

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