Stay warm in cold weather hunting or other outdoor activities with the new DEWALT® Heated Fleece Vest

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MEMPHIS, TN–November 27, 2018–Staying warm in the tree stand, in the duck blind, or just walking in the woods can be challenging and unpredictable for hunters, but it doesn’t have to be that way, especially with the introduction of the new DEWALT® DCHV085 Heated Fleece Vest.

The new DEWALT DCHV085 fleece vest, which is available now, is exclusive to the Radians Sporting Goods channel and will be offered to retailers with storefronts only. The complete kit (D1) includes:

  • The DCHV085 Heated Vest

  • DCB203 DEWALT 20V MAX* Lithium-Ion Battery (2.0 Ah)

  • Charger

  • DCB092 USB Power Adapter

Powered by the DEWALT 20V MAX XR 2.0 Ah battery*, the new vest allows hunters to control their comfort in the cold without a lot of bulk that restricts mobility and possibly their aim. The heated fleece vest also has a Realtree Xtra® camo design to help the hunter blend in seamlessly with the woods.

Since sound or rustling noises can alert prey, the DCHV085 was designed with a noise free polyester fleece outer shell and soft polyester black fleece inner shell. Other features include:

  • Durable, insulated, and wind resistant material

  • Heavy duty nylon zipper with internal wind guard

  • 2 large flannel-lined slash pockets with zipper closure

  • 2 large flannel-lined slash pockets with snap closure

  • 1 accessory pocket with zipper closure

  • 1 accessory pocket with hook and loop closure

  • Multiple locations for battery or electronic devices

  • USB charging port

Like all DEWALT Heated Gear, the new heated fleece vest is engineered with a carbon fiber system that delivers hours of core body warmth and continuous heat**. The vest features a USB charging port to power mobile devices and a temperature control button that allows the hunter to control the level of heat (pre-heat, low, medium, and high).

The new DCHV085 not only combats cold stress for hunters, but the heated vest is suitable for other activities, including football games, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, hiking, camping, cross-country skiing, or any cold outdoor activity where you need to stay warm without a lot of bulk impeding your mobility. It also makes a nice Christmas or holiday gift and can be purchased at fine sporting goods storefronts.  Suggested MSRP is $249.99.

For more information, visit or call toll free 1-877-723-4267.  All Radians products are sold through authorized distributors.

*With respect to 20V MAX*, maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18. (Actual run time varies depending on battery type and heat setting)

**Battery pocket accepts 20V MAX* XR lithium-ion batteries which improves run time by up to 25%. (At maximum initial battery voltage, as compared to 1.5 Ah DCB201). Up to 5.5 Hours of runtime on low setting using the 20V MAX* compact 1.5 Ah battery


About Radians

Radians is a Memphis, TN-based manufacturer of quality PPE, including safety eyewear, RadWear® high visibility apparel, rainwear, hearing protection, hand protection, head gear, cooling products, heated jackets, eyewash stations, and lens cleaning systems. Radians has partnered with highly respected companies including DSM Dyneema, DEWALT® and BLACK+DECKER™ to provide high performance personal protection products. Their brands include Neese, Bellingham Glove, Crossfire® by Radians, Arctic RadWear®, Nordic Blaze®, and VisionAid®.  An ISO 9001:2008 certified leader in the PPE industry, the company has additional facilities in Reno, NV, Thomasville, NC, Bellingham, WA, Gonzales, LA, British Columbia, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit or become a fan at


DEWALT is a leading manufacturer of industrial corded and cordless power tools, power tool accessories, and hand tools in categories that include Woodworking, Drilling & Fastening, Concrete & Metal Power Tools, as well as Cutting, Abrasive, and IMPACT READY® Impact Driver Power Tool Accessories. Hand Tool categories include Measuring & Layout, Knives & Blades, Mechanics Tools, and Storage Solutions.

With seven manufacturing locations in the USA, DEWALT remains committed to domestic manufacturing and produced approximately 62 million individual units of Power Tools, Hand Tools, and Accessories in the United States with global materials in 2015 alone.

DEWALT tools can be found nationally and internationally, wherever tools are sold. With more than 1,000 factory-owned and authorized locations, DEWALT has one of the most extensive service and repair networks in North America. For more information, visit or follow DEWALT on Facebook and Twitter.

Mary Padron–MarCom & Event Specialist        

Mossberg® Introduces Retrograde Series of Pump-Action Shotguns

For immediate release: December 11, 2018

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NORTH HAVEN, CT – O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., a leading American firearms manufacturer, is announcing the introduction of the Retrograde Series of pump-action shotguns; the 500® Persuader® Retrograde and 590A1™ Retrograde. Designed to commemorate Mossberg’s 100th anniversary in 2019, the Retrograde Series features the two most iconic police and military pump-action shotguns, built to today’s standards, but with the retro look and feel of a walnut stock and matching corncob forend.

After over 50 years in production, over 12 million sold and the only pump-action shotgun to pass the U.S. military’s MIL-SPEC tests, the Mossberg 500 platform has proven to be one of the most versatile and reliable shotgun designs available. Both the 500 Persuader Retrograde and 590A1 Retrograde are designed for smooth, dependable operation with the combination of non-binding twin action bars; dual extractors; a positive steel-to-steel lock-up; anti-jam elevator; anodized aluminum receiver for added durability; and universally-recognized, ambidextrous top-mounted safety.

Mossberg 500 Persuader Retrograde (50429) – Available with an 18.5-inch (6-Shot) cylinder bore barrel; topped with single front brass bead sight; blued metal finish; and full-length walnut stock and corncob forend. MSRP: $504

Mossberg 590A1 Retrograde (51665) – Built to MIL-SPEC standards, this 9-Shot 590A1 has a 20-inch heavy-walled, cylinder bore barrel complete with a heat shield, bayonet lug and Ghost Ring sights. This retro model also has a Parkerized finish; metal trigger assembly; metal safety button; and wears a full-length walnut stock and corncob forend. MSRP: $902

As the industry’s leading pump-action shotgun manufacturer, look to Mossberg for a gun to meet your needs at home or in the field. For a complete listing of Mossberg shotguns, visit


About O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.

Founded in 1919, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., is the oldest family-owned firearms manufacturer in America, and is the largest pump-action shotgun manufacturer in the world. Celebrating 100 years of innovation, Mossberg leads the industry with over 100 design and utility patents to its credit and stands as the first ISO 9001 Certified long-gun manufacturer. Complete information on commercial, special purpose, law enforcement and military shotguns, rifles and accessories are available at or by calling 1-800-363-5555. Mossberg can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

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Stockton Offers Great Winter Crappie Fishing

This story originally appeared in the Joplin Globe.

By Brent Frazee

Most crappie fishermen think of warm, sunny spring days when they envision the best crappie fishing of the year.

Not Kris Nelson, a guide at Stockton Lake. He pictures the bone-chilling, dreary days of winter.

“We have days when we have to bust ice to get out there, but that’s when I want to be fishing,” said Nelson, who runs Tandem Fly Outfitters Guide Service and owns Stone Creek Lodge. “The weather can be pretty nasty, but the fishing is great. Once the crappies get balled up on the main lake, you can sit over them and catch ’em one after the other. And they’re nice-sized fish.”

Indeed, Nelson enjoys some of his best fishing at a time of the year when most anglers are inside watching fishing shows on TV.

Click here to read the full story.

Linda Powell Inducted into the "Legends of the Outdoors" Hall of Fame

North Haven, CT – Garry Mason’s “Legends of the Outdoors” inducted Linda Powell, Director of Media Relations at O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., into its Hall of Fame in recognition of her dedication to the outdoor industry, promotion of our hunting heritage and her efforts in furthering conservation. The event was held in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday, August 25, 2018.  

  Linda Powell, pictured on the right, receives her Hall of Fame plaque from Garry Mason, center, and Ray Eye, left.

Linda Powell, pictured on the right, receives her Hall of Fame plaque from Garry Mason, center, and Ray Eye, left.

Born and raised in North Carolina, Powell did not discover her passion for the outdoors until later in life. Hired by a firearms company in her thirties, having never shot a firearm, she went on her first hunt a year later and has never looked back. She has over 20 years’ experience in the firearms industry and currently serves as Director of Media Relations at O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.  She is also passionate about mentoring new hunters to participate in the shooting sports.  Powell’s commitment goes beyond her day job; she is a Life Member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) and former RMEF Board Member (2010 – 2016), Benefactor Member of the NRA, member of the Boone and Crockett Club and Safari Club International as well as other conservation groups.

“It’s a tremendous honor, and incredibly humbling, to be recognized by your peers,” commented Powell. “I have been very fortunate to work in the firearms industry over the past 20+ years and share my passion for the outdoors, hunting and the shooting sports. Powell continued, “In accepting this honor, I must acknowledge the many people who mentored and encouraged me throughout my journey.”

“A legend in her own right, Linda is one of the most well respected people in the shooting sports industry and we are proud to have her as part of the Mossberg team,” said John MacLellan, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Mossberg. “On behalf of all of us at Mossberg, we’d like to take this opportunity to offer Linda the most sincere congratulations on this major achievement.”

Joining Powell in this year’s class of Hall of Fame inductees are Charlie Brewer, Jr.; John McAteer; Doug Minor; Jim Scoutten; Jimmy Sites; and Orlando Wilson.

About “Legends of the Outdoors” National Hall of Fame
Founded by Garry Mason in 2002, “The Legends of the Outdoors” National Hall of Fame was established to recognize outdoor sportsmen and sportswomen who, through countless hours of hard work and devotion to the outdoors in hunting and fishing, have played an integral part in setting the standards and guidelines for the rest of the outdoor world to follow.

About O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.
Founded in 1919, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. is the oldest family-owned firearms manufacturer in America, and is the largest pump-action shotgun manufacturer in the world. Leading the way with over 100 design and utility patents to its credit, and standing as the first ISO 9001 Certified long-gun manufacturer, Mossberg is considered to be one of the most innovative firearms manufacturers in U.S. History. For more information on commercial, special purpose, law enforcement and military shotguns, rifles and accessories, please visit their website at  

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