Here at SENTRY Products Group, we are no strangers to helping and giving back whenever and wherever we can, especially for law enforcement and the shooting sports communities.
The 2018 3-Gun and competition shooting season will see the biggest lineup of sponsored shooters and matches that SENTRY has ever backed. Having acquired Hexmag in late fall of 2017, and bringing its pro-staff shooters over to make up a core SENTRY team of 7 shooters, along with several other co-sponsored shooters across the nation, makes for a very busy season.
One match that SENTRY will sponsor this season is the He-Man 3-Gun Championship, which takes place May 19 and 20 at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico. This match is unique in that to be a He-Man competitor, you must use an AR-10 (.308) rifle instead of an AR-15, a pistol chambered in .45 instead of 9mm, and a 12 gauge pump shotgun instead of a semi-auto.
With the sponsorship of this match, SENTRY will receive a shooter slot, which is usually given to one of our sponsored shooters who will be attending this match. Our co-sponsored shooter, Paul Morgan, is volunteering to be a range officer at this match, so his entry fee was automatically covered by the match. That’s when he found Deputy Garland Leatherman, from Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to take the open shooter slot.
In the summer of 2016, Deputy Leatherman contracted Guillian-Barre’ syndrome, which came on rapidly and left him paralyzed. His team of doctors caught it quickly and administered multiple rounds of antibiotics that saved his life. Through rigorous rehab and a will never to give up, Deputy Leatherman is now back to work on light duty. Last February, his wife convinced him he should consider getting back into shooting sports. Taking it slow and shooting in several USPSA matches has really helped him regain his firearm handling and manipulation skills.
Deputy Leatherman will be able to participate in his first 3-Gun match since he became ill, thanks to the support from SENTRY and fellow competitor Paul Morgan.
Good luck at the match from all of us at SENTRY, and welcome back Deputy Leatherman!
SENTRY- Live To Protect
About SENTRY Products Group:
SENTRY Products Group was formed in 2016 by four seasoned executives from the outdoor industry. Having strong backgrounds manufacturing in the USA, SENTRY is the parent company to some long-time industry favorites, including Scopecoat, Slideboot and Sentry Solutions. Adding Hexmag in 2017 was a great addition to the lineup with the iconic Hexmag design and accessories.