Monday, December 28, 2009

Latest From LaserLyte

With 2010 approaching and SHOT Show just around the corner we have been busy here at Chevalier with new product introductions. From what I have had a sneak peak of so far I can tell you that 2010 is going to be a great year for all of our clients. Check out what's new in the 2010 LaserLyte catalog (designed by Chevalier) including more models of Rear Sight Lasers and Pistol Bayonets.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

This morning my office was a layout blind in Sherwood, Oregon on the edge of a flooded field. Not a bad way to start the long weekend. I hunted with Mossy Oak and Columbia Decoys representative Mario Friendy, his black lab Money and good Chevalier friend Dave Johnson.

We met before sunrise on a piece of property southwest of Portland. Mario set up the decoys while Dave and I got comfortable in our layout blinds. I got teased when I settled in with my camo covered memory foam seat cushion, but I like to hunt in comfort!

It was really foggy this morning and visibility was not on our side, but we did get some nice Pintails and Shovelers. I did have a diver that would do fly bys and really challenge me and my shooting, never did get that dang diver, but we got a good laugh at all the passes he made in front of me!This was also great practice for my Ducks Unlimited hunt next month in Stuttgart, AR with Winchester Ammunition.

Overall, this morning was great. Great company and great shooting, what more can a girl ask for?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Protecting Your Home

In 2009, Winchester Ammunition introduced a new personal defense load called the PDX1 that was designed in a full line of popular handgun calibers such as 9mm, 38 Special, 45 Auto and a few others. It was definitely a hot item among consumers and the media.

If you truly want to protect your home and your family, I would recommend you going out and purchasing a couple of boxes today.

To continue meeting the demands of consumers, Winchester has extended the Bonded PDX1 line by offering it in .380 Automatic and .45 Colt for 2010.

Here are a few facts to know about the new Supreme Elite Bonded PDX1 ammo:

The Bonded PDX1 line uses the same technology the Federal Bureau of Investigation uses as its primary service round. The Bonded PDX1 is engineered to maximize terminal ballistics, as defined by the demanding FBI test protocol, which simulates real-world threats.

  • Proprietary bonding process—Welds lead and jacket together to work as a unit controlling expansion and providing superior retained weight.
  • Hollow point—Works with the bonding process for outstanding performance through tough barriers and impact velocities/ranges.
  • Jacket notching—Six segments help promote positive, consistent and programmed expansion at a variety of impact velocities and ranges.
  • Copper alloy jacket—Contoured for maximum upset over a wide range of velocities/ranges.
  • Nickel plated shellcase—Helps ensure positive gun function through smooth chambering and shellcase ejection.
If you don't believe me, try protecting your home without it!

Log onto Winchester's new Web site to find out more about the PDX1 at

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

GunVault Announces Launch of New Web Site

Check out the new They recently relaunched the site and added a bunch of great customer requested features including:
New, Fresh Design: The new design is clean and user-friendly. Visitors can easily find the information they need, from detailed product specifications, to frequently asked questions, to online ordering information.
Socially Connected: The Web site features the new GunVault blog where consumers can stay updated on the latest GunVault news, read testimonials from GunVault owners and get great product tips from GunVault employees and industry leaders. Users can also connect with GunVault on facebook and Twitter.
Interactive Product Information: Video clips introducing each product are available for viewing as well as video demonstrations of easy solutions for technical support issues.
E-newsletter: For the latest news and exclusive offers visitors of the new can sign up to receive the GunVault e-newsletter.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Anyone up for a little skeet?

Greg Chevalier forwarded this video to me a few weeks ago. I still laugh when I watch it.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Winchester Launches NEW Web Site

If it's been awhile since you've been to Winchester Ammunition's Web site, then you should definitely go NOW! They've completely redesigned it with new features, applications, content, special offers and more.

Some special sections on the NEW include:

Choose Your Ammunition: Users can select the type of game they’re hunting (i.e. big game, upland birds, etc.), the gun they’re shooting and the cartridge they need. Once the items are selected, the user will receive a list of the appropriate ammunition and video content in a detailed, educational format.

Ballistics Calculator: Allows users to choose their type of ammunition and compare up to five different Winchester products with easy-to-read, high-tech ballistics charts and graphs.

The Library: Provides video clips showing hunts from Winchester Ammunition’s highly rated television shows on Versus, including Winchester Legends, Winchester Whitetail Revolution, and Winchester World of Whitetail with Larry Weishuhn.

New Products: Winchester leads the industry with innovative products and this section provides news about Winchester’s latest and greatest products.

Go check it out:

Friday, December 4, 2009

Glassing techniques from FMP

If you know who the Full Moon Productions guys are, then you already know their skill set. If not check out their detailed glassing strategy in this video they put together for Nikon. It's not a short video but well worth watching.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Doves in El Centro, CA

The second week of November, I packed my car and drove 18 hours South to go dove hunting with my dad. It has become a yearly tradition in the Salyer household. I love exchanging the drizzly grey Oregon weather for the dry warm air of El Centro, California.

This year I brought two rookies to the dove fields with me. I have been trying to get my boyfriend Matt into hunting. So far this year I have taken him turkey hunting and deer hunting without a successful harvest. I figured the dove fields would have enough shooting action to keep Matt interested. I also brought down our dog Elvis. Elvis is a treeing walker coonhound, not the typical bird dog, but he is not gun shy so I figured if anything he would enjoy the warm weather and running around the fields.

Me, my dad and Matt did a lot of shooting during the three days we spent in El Centro. Matt dropped a dove no further than five yards from Elvis. He trotted up to the downed dove with interest. I thought, this is it, this is where Elvis’ doggie instincts would kick in and he will pick up the bird and bring it to me. He sniffed the bird, looked up at me while I was cheering ‘good boy, bring it here.’ He again looked at the bird, then looked at me and walked away. The look on his face said ‘you get the bird.’

We all had a great time in El Centro. I can’t wait to go back again next year. I really enjoy spending time with the people that matter the most to me, sharing a great hunting tradition.