Armalite Names UF Gators 3-Gun Team to Ambassador Program

Armalite Names the University of Florida 3-Gun Team to Ambassador Program

(Geneseo, IL – April 22, 2015) Armalite is proud to announce its addition of the University of Florida 3-Gun Team to its Ambassador Program for the 2015 shooting season.

Founded by four members of the Gator Pistol Team in mid-2014, the University of Florida 3-Gun Team competes in multi-gun and pistol matches throughout the East Coast. They are a fully functioning club with weekly practices at the Gainesville Target Range. Shortly after banding together, the team made a splash on the 3-gun circuit with several members placing in the Top 5 in their division in major matches. The 2015 team members are: Evan Doss (Captain), James Nguyen, Jeff Simons, Justin Stephens and Steven Bottcher (Coach). The team currently has major matches scheduled in Florida, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, Alabama, Virginia, West Virginia and Arkansas.

2015 University of Florida 3Gun Team
2015 University of Florida 3Gun Team

The University of Florida Gators 3-Gun Team was chosen as Ambassadors of Armalite because of their goal to generate awareness of the shooting sports among young shooters, educate the public on firearm safety and grow the sport by creating a collegiate 3-gun series for college aged 3-gunners.

“Armalite is honored to be on the leading edge of the introduction of 3-gun at the collegiate level,” said Tommy Thacker, President of Armalite. “This partnership shows that we are dedicated to growing the sport across all levels of competition. We are hoping that this team will help educate other schools and bring more shooting programs to the forefront of the programs.”

The Gators will be using Armalite’s M153GN18 rifles this season. Be sure to look for these guys on a range or at an event year you!

About Armalite: Armalite is the originator of the legendary AR-10® rifle. For 60 years, Armalite’s commitment to excellence has made our firearms the choice of military, law enforcement and sport shooters worldwide. Armalite has one of the broadest product lines in the firearms industry. We manufacture semi-automatic rifles in 5.56mm and 7.62mm calibers, as well as long range bolt action rifles in .308 Winchester, 300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Lapua, and 50 BMG. Armalite is a subsidiary of Strategic Armory Corps. For more information on our company and products, visit:

About Strategic Armory Corps: Strategic Armory Corps was formed with the goal of acquiring and combining market-leading companies within the firearms industry. Each company that is brought into the SAC family fulfills a consumer need with their brand of niche products. To date, four highly respected manufacturing companies have been acquired with a fifth in the start-up phase. These companies strategically fit together to form a strong base of products and services that are designed to meet the expectations of military, law enforcement, commercial groups, and individual users around the world.