Yesterday, members from the NK team, Liz Spina and Tommy Loomis, headed down to Fort Meade in Maryland for a Sniper Competition to represent the Kestrel brand. Held outdoors, it was a beautiful day for the competition, and with 30 sniper teams competing, the Kestrel table was busy throughout the day.
The team had the opportunity to talk to many of the participants and heard some great feedback about different models in the Kestrel line. This was the first time this group was introduced to the NEW Kestrel 4400 Heat Stress Tracker and they were quite impressed. Liz and Tommy also heard positive feedback about the Kestrel with Horus Ballistics Software, a model that released in January 2011 and is still growing in popularity, especially among military snipers. In fact, one of the competitors had actually contacted NK in preparation for the competition to obtain a test unit through the company’s Testing & Evaluation Program. He stopped by the Kestrel table to let the team know how pleased he was with the unit. They also learned that some of the competitors were using the Kestrel 4500 with Bluetooth Wireless Data Transfer in conjunction with their Android phone and the Shooter app.
Those who participated in the competition had one of the first previews of the new MOLLE case for the Kestrel meters. They liked how compact it was and the design of the new case, it will be available for sale very shortly. In addition, a few competitors had a chance to check out the Blue Ocean Rugged Megaphone. This megaphone was designed to be rugged and stand up to harsh conditions. It is also waterproof and extremely loud and clear. One competitor was very excited about the new product and liked how light-weight it was compared to the other megaphones he has used in the past.
The other point that competitors were extremely pleased with, is the fact that all of NK’s products are US-made. Even better, because this was a local competition, they were happy to hear that the Kestrel Pocket Weather Meters that they use for work and play are made less than 2 hours away from them. All in all, it was a great competition and NK hopes to be back next year!