Pistol Champ Redl Joins Aguila and Texas Armament
TEXAS ARMAMENT & TECHNOLOGY (TxAT) and Aguila Ammunition announce the addition of Mark Redl. Redl joins Aguila Ammo’s shooting team as Brand Ambassador. He also joins as a staff member taking on a new role in the company as Product and Project Manager.
The Colt-sponsored shooter is known most for his 2015 trifecta; being named the King of New England after winning the Custom Defensive Pistol division in three separate International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) competitions: the Massachusetts State Championship, the New England Regional and finally the Live Free or Die New Hampshire State Championship.
“I’m a technical person, so having the best techniques, equipment and ammunition that allow me to be more proficient with my shooting are very important to me,” states Redl. “That’s where my partnership with Aguila Ammunition began. Aguila is the best.”
“Prior to his work with Aguila, Mark spent over 8 years as a Pro Shooter for Colt Firearms and 3 years as their Handguns Product Manager. Between his background in Product Management and his shooting experience, we couldn’t have found a more perfect fit for our team,” explains Kristi Drawe, Director of Marketing for TxAT/Aguila Ammunition. “The Product and Project Management role is something we’ve been looking to fill. Being able to fill it with a shooter like Mark is an unexpected bonus.”
“Aguila is staying on top of marketing trends when it comes to product innovation and production. I enjoy being in the field, helping manage the demand of new and existing products,” explains Redl. “I hope to make Aguila Ammo proud to have me on their team, and their staff.”
Redl holds an impressive list of shooting accomplishments. Already this year he won Division Champion and High Senior in the Limited 10 Division USPSA Florida Open. Last year he finished 2nd/High Senior in the USPSA Florida Open and Area 1, as well as Division Champ/High Senior in Area 7 Spring Blast Single Stack Division. He earned 2nd/High Senior in Area 6 and Mid-Atlantic Limited 10 Divisions, Division Champ/High Senior in Single Stack Division Area 7LI and DELMARVA Limited 10 Division Champ/High Senior.
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Texas NWTF Chapter Wins Inaugural Award
ON FEBRUARY 17, 2018 members of the Montgomery County Texas chapter team of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) received the L.A. Dixon Jr. Award for the Best Inaugural Banquet of 2017 at the 42nd Annual NWTF Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.
Members of the NWTF Montgomery County Chapter team receiving the L.A. Dixon Jr. Award for the Best Inaugural Banquet of 2017 at the 42nd annual NWTF convention in Nashville, TN. From left to right: Jarod Hamm, Cathy Zimmerman, Lee Zimmerman, Wally Stinson, and Mike Shouse.
NWTF Montgomery County, Texas Chapter President, Lee Zimmerman says, “This award is one of the highlights of my life and all of our committee members, sponsors, and attendee’s should be very proud to have been part of the Best New Chapter Banquet in the USA for 2017!”
Our chapter members worked tirelessly to assemble and bring to our attendee’s a night of fun and camaraderie, along with lots of games, raffles, auctions and prizes, while raising funds critical in sustaining the NWTF’s “Save the Habitat” and “Save the Hunt” initiatives.
The Second Annual NWTF Banquet will be held at the same location as last – the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Exhibit Hall #2, 9333 Airport Road, Conroe, TX, on Thursday Night, August 16th, 2018.
“We’re still five months away from our banquet, but we returned from the National Convention energized and hit the ground running,” continues Zimmerman, “ Our team plans on making this year’s banquet even bigger and better than our first!”
Zimmerman adds, “You wouldn’t believe the friendship and camaraderie we were shown at this year’s NWTF Convention and Sport Show. Close to 56,000 people attended and it was like a huge family reunion. We’ll definitely return every year if we possibly can and I think everyone that hunts, enjoys the great outdoors and is conservation minded, should put it on their Bucket List! It’s that good!”
—Edited by TF&G Staff