Ken Jefferies & Associates

January 2017

Ken Jefferies & Associates Promotes Taylor Childs to VP of Operations

Ken Jefferies & Associates (KJ&A), a leading manufacturer’s representative and marketing firm, is proud to announce the promotion of Taylor Childs from Operations Manager to Vice President of Operations effective immediately. Taylor’s responsibilities have included management of team members, sales programs, and most recently, working with customers to implement brand-building marketing platforms from social media to influencer outreach.

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January 2017

Ken Jefferies & Associates Promotes Chris Carpenter to Vice President of Sales

Ken Jefferies & Associates (KJ&A), a leading manufacturer’s representative and marketing firm, proudly announce that Chris Carpenter, former Upper Midwest and MINK Director of Sales for KJ&A has been promoted to Vice President of Sales for the firm. Chris was promoted to his former position of director in 2015 after running the northeast territories for KJ&A in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Metro New York and Long Island and Delaware.

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September 15, 2016

Buck® Knives Signs Ken Jefferies & Associates for Southeast US Territory

Buck® Knives, Inc. has signed the KJ&A sales group to represent their brand in the Southeast United States. Buck Knives, a fourth generation, family-owned and operated business, continues to design and produce hand-crafted, quality knives worthy of becoming family heirlooms and passing down traditions and memories.

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September 13, 2016

Eva Shockey, Outdoor and Television Personality, to Appear at Fuquay Gun & Gold Store in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

Eva Shockey, daughter and co-host of “Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures” and Outdoor Channel and Wild TV personality, will be making an appearance at the Raleigh based firearms and accessory retailer, Fuquay Gun & Gold on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 between 1 and 3 p.m. to promote Walker’s Game Ear products. Eva Shockey, a passionate outdoorswoman, got her early outdoor education at the hands of her father, Professional Hunter and television personality, Jim Shockey.

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August 11, 2016

Vertx® Promo at Cabela’s® Annual Fall Outdoor Sale

Earn Cabela’s® Bucks during the annual sale, Aug. 11 – 21, 2016 in all domestic Cabela’s locations on 3 styles of the hottest Vertx® EDC bags. Shop online at Cabelas.com for the full line of Vertx bags, Tactigami and accessories to earn Cabela’s Bucks

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August 11, 2016

Ken Jefferies & Associates Partners with SB Tactical

Ken Jefferies & Associates, LLC announce SB Tactical™, the innovators behind the Pistol Stabilizing Brace™ have signed KJ&A to represent its growing array of products in the Northeast, Southeast and Midwest territories. SB Tactical™ was founded in early 2013 to design, manufacture and market the SB15 and SB47 Pistol Stabilizing Braces.

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August 2, 2016

Ken Jefferies & Associates Signs Dunham’s Sports® as New Stocking Dealer for Mission First Tactical

Ken Jefferies & Associates, LLC has signed Dunham’s Sports® and its 200 retail locations to become Mission First Tactical (MFT) Stocking Dealers, carrying the MFT line of rifle and carbine accessories. Dunham’s Sports opened their doors in 1937 in Waterford, Michigan as Dunham’s Bait & Tackle and has grown steadily over the years, providing customers with a full line of traditional sporting goods and athletic equipment.

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July 28, 2016

Ken Jefferies & Associates Puts Mission First Tactical Gear on Fuquay Gun & Gold’s Store Shelves

Ken Jefferies & Associates, LLC continues to demonstrate their superior level of commitment to expand their customers’ brand footprint with the opening of yet another Stocking Dealer retailer for Mission First Tactical. Raleigh based firearms and accessory retailer, Fuquay Gun & Gold, will now carry a full line of MFT rifle and carbine accessories including buttstocks, rails, grips, magazines and more.

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July 26, 2016

Ken Jefferies & Associates Adds Field & Stream™ as Stocking Dealer for Mission First Tactical

Ken Jefferies & Associates, LLC welcomes Obsession Bows and Trophy Taker, subsidiaries of ARCUS Hunting, LLC. ARCUS manufactures and markets some of the top archery brands in the country. KJ&A’s expert team of sales professionals will increase market share for the two newest brands in the ARCUS portfolio through their extensive retailer, distributor and big box network.

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July 2016

ARCUS Hunting, LLC Tags Ken Jefferies & Associates to Represent Obsession Bows and Trophy Taker

Ken Jefferies & Associates, LLC welcomes Obsession Bows and Trophy Taker, subsidiaries of ARCUS Hunting, LLC. ARCUS manufactures and markets some of the top archery brands in the country. KJ&A’s expert team of sales professionals will increase market share for the two newest brands in the ARCUS portfolio through their extensive retailer, distributor and big box network.

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May 2016

Ken Jefferies & Associates and United Sporting Companies Celebrate Nexus Ammo Partnership with Dealer Promo

Ken Jefferies & Associates, LLC, a leading manufacturer’s representation and marketing firm with the outdoor and shooting sports markets, announce United Sporting Companies (USC), will carry the Nexus Ammo line through their subsidiaries Ellett Brothers and Jerry’s Sport Center. Nexus Ammunition, a division of Strategic Armory Corps, develops a line of tactical, defensive and hunting rounds using only top-quality components and proprietary loading methods

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May 2016

Ken Jefferies & Associates Welcomes New Sales Professional

Brandon Gullison, Navy Vet and outdoor industry professional, joins KJ&A to service Northeast corridor. Brandon brings with him extensive experience in the outdoor industry from firearms and camouflage companies,” Ken Jefferies, president of Ken Jefferies & Associates, LLC commented. “Additionally, his experience and training as a Sailor with the U.S. Navy and his all-around passion for hunting, fishing and camping have provided him with the edge and attitude our customers appreciate. Brandon is a can-do man and the latest extension of our growing team.

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May 2016

Ken Jefferies & Associates Announce Slide Fire® SSAR-15® MOD Available in FDE

KJ&A’s client, Slide Fire®, manufacturers of the patented bump fire technology, creates new offerings for precision shooters. Slide Fire Solutions, a veteran-owned, US designer and manufacturer of the patented bump fire technology and represented by Ken Jefferies & Associates, announce the breakthrough SSAR-15® MOD is now available in Flat Dark Earth.

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April 2016

Ken Jefferies & Associates Expands Inside Sales Support

Cortney Francia joins KJ&A team providing sales and support to the outside sales team as KJ&A increases sales and marketing support to clients in the outdoor and shooting sports industries. “At KJ&A we can anticipate our clients’ growth potential and it is our commitment to them to stay in front of their needs, as well as the KJ&A sales team,” Ken Jefferies, President of KJ&A stated. “Cortney will be providing administrative support to our leadership team, giving our guys in the field the help they need to do their jobs more efficiently and selling all of our clients’ line to our network of accounts.”

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February 2016

Ken Jefferies & Associates Named Rep Group of the Year from Slide Fire®

KJ&A, an outdoor sales and marketing representative firm, receives top award from Slide Fire® during the 2016 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. "All of us at Ken Jefferies & Associates are very proud to receive this honor from Slide Fire,” Ken Jefferies, President of KJ&A stated. “This award is a result of our team effort to provide Slide Fire with an inventive and aggressive program to increase their distribution and sales channels. Our commitment to delivering superior customer service coupled with our drive and passion for our markets is a pledge we make to our customers every single day, day-in and day-out.”

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January 2016

Ken Jefferies & Associates Representative Joe Crosby Wins Meopta Sales Associate of the Year

KJ&A’s Director of Sales Northeast, Johnny Grace awarded Slide Fire® Sales Rep of Year at the 2016 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. “To receive this award from Meopta is a very deep and personal honor on behalf of the team at Ken Jefferies & Associates, the team at Meopta and myself,” Joe Crosby, Director of Sales Southeast at KJ&A replied. “At KJ&A, we consider ourselves part of the team of any company we represent and our sales channels recognize our knowledge of the company, products and the passion we have for our clients and our sports.”

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January 2016

Ken Jefferies & Associates Representative, Johnny Grace, Takes Home Top Honors from Slide Fire®

KJ&A’s Director of Sales Northeast, Johnny Grace awarded Slide Fire® Sales Rep of Year at the 2016 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. Grace, a 30-year veteran of the hunting and shooting industry with a Master Degree in Business Management from James Madison University, experience as a designer, manager and salesman of outdoor equipment, as well as a 3-year Archer All-American and Olympic Game qualifier, brings his winning mind-set to achieving his customers goals.

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January 2016

Ken Jefferies & Associates Expands Sales Team

Certified firearms armorer and passionate archer, Jeff Hallgren joins the KJ&A sales team. "Jeff Hallgren brings over 15 years of law enforcement sales experience to the KJ&A team,” Ken Jefferies, president of Ken Jefferies & Associates, LLC commented. “As we continue to grow the law enforcement and private security segment of our business, Jeff’s expertise will help drive our customers’ success throughout the retail chains."

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January 2015

Ken Jefferies & Associates Signs X Products, LLC

X Products, designers and manufacturers of high capacity magazines for firearms, now represented by KJ&A, an outdoor sales & marketing company. X Products produces innovative high capacity drum magazines and firearms accessories for the military, law enforcement and consumer markets. All X Products are 100 percent USA Made and feature lifetime warranties.

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December 2015

Tactacam Signs Outdoor Sales Rep Group Ken Jefferies & Associates

KJ&A to market the Tactacam first-person hunting camera in gun and bow hunting markets. Tactacam is a compact high-definition (HD) camera that easily mounts on firearms, bows and crossbows providing over two hours of ultra sharp, HD recording of an outdoor adventure. The Tactacam uses one-touch operation with a vibration indicator and can record in low light conditions and store up to 64GB of video data.

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December 2015

Ken Jefferies & Associates Welcomes Strategic Armory Corps

KJ&A, an outdoor sales & marketing company, will represent SAC’s core brands of Armalite, AWC Silencers, McMillan Rifles, Surgeon Rifles and Nexus Ammunition.Founded in 2010, Strategic Armory Corps was formed with the goal of acquiring and combining market-leading companies within the firearms industry. These brands 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 globe.

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December 2015

Sword Sights, LLC Partners with Ken Jefferies & Associates

KJ&A, an outdoor sales rep group, to expand Sword Sights category share in the archery market with sales and marketing. Sword Sights, LLC, headquartered in Northwest Ohio and owned by Rodney Notestine. Sword Sights, manufacturers of a full spectrum of archery sights from introductory level bow sights to competitive archery sights, carry one of the largest lines of sights on the market today. /p>

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November 2015

Ken Jefferies & Associates Signs Ramcat Broadheads

KJ&A, an outdoor sales rep group, is proud to announce that Ramcat Broadheads, a division of Fulton Precision Archery, has brought KJ&A onboard to provide its expert sales and marketing services to Ramcat. Ramcat Broadheads revolutionized bow hunting by bringing the first blade over shaft broadheads onto the market. It all started when owner and president, Brett Fulton, an avid bow hunter for over 42 years, couldn’t get the accuracy he demanded out of fixed blade broadheads and none of the mechanicals on the market met his expectations; Fulton had the thought “I can do better” and then developed his own.

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September 2015

Ken Jefferies & Associates Chris Carpenter Promoted to Midwest Director of Sales

Carpenter, a sales veteran with extensive outdoor industry experience, manages key accounts in the Midwest. “Chris has an extensive sales background on both sides of the counter,” Ken Jefferies, president of Ken Jefferies & Associates, LLC commented. “From his earliest training at Wal-Mart and Bass Pro to working with another leading manufacturer’s rep group, Chris understands how the sales process works and his ability to communicate with clients from big box stores to small town retailers lends our team the upper edge when it comes to customer service.”

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October 2015

Ken Jefferies & Associates Expands Territorial Coverage in 2015

Ken Jefferies & Associates, LLC, a leading manufacturer’s representation and marketing firm within the outdoor and shooting sports markets, has expanded coverage from 25 to 37 states in under a year. KJ&A increased coverage in the upper Midwest and MINK states providing customers with additional wholesale opportunities in big box retailers, as well as mid to small retail stores. In September 2015, KJ&A promoted Chris Carpenter to Director of Sales in the new region. KJ&A now services the northeast, mid-Atlantic, southeast, south-central and Midwest and upper Midwest states.

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September 2015

Ken Jefferies & Associates Hires New Sales Professional

Decorated veteran and former law enforcement instructor Joseph Yorio joins sales team to service Ohio and Western Pennsylvania KJ&A shooting sports customers. “Joe Yorio comes to KJ&A with an impressive resume of exemplary service to our country, firearms knowledge and sales skills,” Ken Jefferies, president of Ken Jefferies & Associates, LLC commented. “He brings that same focus and drive he acquired as a Ranger and Sniper Squad Leader to his position. With Joe on the team, our clients will now have additional opportunities to expand into new markets.”

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May 1, 2015

Gerald DeMeyere joins the Ken Jefferies & Associates team!

Please help us welcome Gerald DeMeyere to the Ken Jefferies & Associates team. Jerry will support Michigan, Ohio, & Indiana. Jerry DeMeyere has resided in the Great Lake State of Michigan his entire life and has taken full advantage of all the outdoor opportunities it offers. He has an extensive background in the archery and outdoor industry as well as business management experience as he spent time as an IT professional and was a regular Winner Circle Conferences participant. Most recently, Jerry worked as a Regional Sales Manager covering Michigan and Ohio for a crossbow manufacturer. Early in his career, Jerry enjoyed success as a National Sales Manager for an outdoor sporting goods manufacturer. While there, he helped design and introduce carbon arrows to the archery industry. Jerry and his wife, Barb live in Lapeer, Michigan with their two children. We are excited Jerry has joined our team and look forward to utilizing his skills and abilities to benefit our dealers, customers, and factories.

Jan 23, 2015

Ken Jefferies & Associates awarded ORCA "2014 Rep Group of the Year"

During the 2015 SHOT Show Ken Jefferies & Associates was recognized and awarded 2014 Manufacturer Rep Group of the Year by the Outdoor Recreation Company of America. Bill Terry, Vice President of Sales, gave this statement - "As a growing company ORCA Coolers has asked our sales teams to increase our overall footprint in their territory. That is actually what this team did. They went above and beyond in 2014 to make sure ORCA Coolers continues to succeed in the market place." We are proud to accept the honor and are also excited about what the future holds for our partnership. Thank you ORCA for this recognition!

Jan 23, 2015

J.B. McCarty awarded Eastern Salesperson of the year award by Arctic Ice

During the 2015 SHOT Show J.B. McCarty was recognized and awarded the 2015 East Coast Salesperson of the year award by Arctic Ice. JB opened 15 of the 57 new accounts the Ken Jefferies & Associates team opened in 2014. Congratulations to JB and thank you Arctic Ice for the recognition!

Jan 1, 2015

Greg Gondella joins the Ken Jefferies & Associates team!

Please help us welcome Greg Gondella to the Ken Jefferies & Associates team. Greg will support PA, NJ, Metro NY, & DE. Greg Gondella became hooked on the outdoors during his first fishing trip at the age of 6. Since that day Greg has become an all around outdoorsman by immersing himself in hunting, fishing, and outdoor survival skills and tracking. He is an active 3 gun, IDPA, and Sniper competition shooter that is certified in less than lethal Law Enforcement instruction. Greg’s personal interests have fueled his 15+ year retail and wholesale sales career in the outdoor sporting goods and shooting sports industries. Greg instills the experience and knowledge to support and service the accounts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and Metro NY at the best in class level Ken Jefferies & Associates requires. Greg resides in Dalton Pennsylvania with his wife and 12-year-old son. We are excited Greg has joined our team and look forward to utilizing his skills and abilities to benefit our dealers, customers, and factories.

November 1, 2014

Ken Jefferies & Associates unites with SlideFire to represent 25 states!

Slide Fire Solutions®' ground breaking "Slide Stock®" technology and ergonomic design provide individuals the ability to Bump Fire more safely - offering another element of entertainment for recreational shooters everywhere! Slide Fire® is located near Abilene, Texas, three hours west of Dallas. Their products are made here in the United States and assembled by hard working Americans. They go to great lengths to ensure that each and every design they develop is unique, innovative, and reflects their dedication to improving the sporting industry. We are excited about this unity and eager to share their products with our network of dealers, distributors, & retailers!

November 1, 2014

Ken Jefferies & Associates join forces with STI, Inc.

From it’s simple beginnings as a 2 man gun shop in Texas to its current place at the top of the semi-custom market, the Employee Owners of STI have always sought to not only provide the very best products at a reasonable price, but to try to stay ahead of the curve in technological innovations. From leading the firearms industry into the precision world of "EDM" hammers, sears, and other components to the invention of the legendary 2011 platform, STI has continually led the way. STI pistols are highly sought after world wide and the name has become synonymous with the highest quality of firearms for competitive, tactical, & personal protection use. We are thrilled to represent STI in 25 states and excited to share their amazing products with our network of dealers, distributors and retailers.

September 9, 2014

Ken Jefferies & Associates awarded Wiley X “2014 Rep Group of the Year”

During the annual Wiley X Sales Meeting Ken Jefferies & Associates was recognized and awarded 2014 Manufacturer Rep Group of the Year. Ray Hill, Director of Outdoor Sales, gave this statement - "Ken Jefferies & Associates continues to be a valued partner and play an integral part in Wiley X’s overall success in the Outdoor world. Their team provides a high level of dedication, support, strategic prowess and professionalism that has made them a premier outside sales force in the industry, but more importantly for our brand. It was our pleasure to award KJ&A with 2014 Rep Group of the Year honors as we couldn’t be more excited about what the future holds for our partnership.” We are proud to accept the honor and are also excited about what the future holds for our partnership. Thank you Wiley X for this recognition!

February 1, 2014

Ken Jefferies & Associates joins forces with Vertx!

Vertx is the tactical brand and innovation channel of Fechheimer, a Berkshire Hathaway company and makers of the world renowned Flying Cross uniform brand. Low Profile. Relentless Performance. Ken Jefferies & Associates will represent Vertx products in 22 states. We are overjoyed with the opportunity and can’t wait to share their products with our network of dealers, distributors, & retailers!

January 1, 2014

Core 15 announces Ken Jefferies & Associates will take over sales responsibilities in the TALO region.


Ken Jefferies & Associates has represented Core 15 in the Northeast and Southeast for some time. With the addition of the TALO territory we now represent their products in 25 states. We plan to bring the success we both have shared in our other territories to the TALO territory.

January 1, 2014

Craig McCullock joins the Ken Jefferies & Associates team!


Craig currently lives in Southern Vermont and has been involved in the hunting industry for over 20 years. Craig is an avid hunter and enjoys hunting deer, elk, bear and moose. Before joining the Ken Jefferies & Associates team, Craig excelled as a salesperson in the archery and hunting industries for 17 years. Craig has extensive knowledge on both the manufacturing and sales of outdoor products and continues his professional excellence in the New England area of the country.

November 25, 2013

Ken Jefferies & Associates unites with Meopta to represent 25 states!

Meopta is a global manufacturer of precision optics, specializing in the design, engineering and assembly of complex optical, opto-mechanical and opto-electronic systems. Meopta creates innovative, total solutions for the consumer, industrial and military markets. This unity with Meopta is great not only for both firms but for all of the dealers, distributors, and retailers we work with. Meopta produces top of the line optics and offers a stellar warranty to back up their products.



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