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Mossberg Announces Partnership with Red Jacket Firearms

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Mossberg® Announces Partnership with Red Jacket Firearms™
Firearms Series to be Unveiled at NRA with Appearances by Will Hayden and Joe Meaux

North Haven, CT – O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc, America’s oldest family-owned and operated firearms manufacturer, is announcing a multi-year agreement with Red Jacket Firearms and the stars of the reality-based TV series, Sons of Guns, to include a branded series of shotguns and rifles developed in conjunction with the Red Jacket Firearms team. The first three firearms in the Red Jacket Series will be unveiled at the 2014 National Rifle Association Meetings & Exhibits in Indianapolis, Indiana. Red Jacket’s Will Hayden, Founder, and Joe Meaux, Chief Executive Officer, will appear each day from 1pm to 3pm in the Mossberg booth #6645 at the Indiana Convention Center, home of this year’s NRA Convention.

Marine Corps veteran and reenactment enthusiast, Will Hayden launched his Louisiana-based, custom firearms manufacturing business in 1999 and Red Jacket Firearms soon earned the moniker as “the nation’s most unique weapons business.”  Hayden was joined at the helm by Red Jacket Partner, Stephanie (Hayden) Ford, his daughter at the age of 18.  Stephanie serves as the company’s firearms-savvy Business Manager, but she is also a dedicated advocate for gun safety, firearms training and wetlands conservation in her home state. Kris Ford, Production Manager, joined the family business in 2009 and under Will’s tutelage soon became a gun builder, munitions enthusiast and eventually, his son-in-law. Joe Meaux may serve as CEO, but his passions lie in the mechanics and physics of firearms design and being an exceptional marksman. Once just a hobby for Meaux, he began building the “impossible” when he joined Red Jacket in 2009. And the final member of the team is forensic firearms expert, Charlie Watson. He moonlights at Red Jacket as their technical troubleshooter and has an ardent love for the science of weaponry. Together they share their latest projects on the top-rated, Sons of Guns TV series, which currently airs on the Discovery Channel® each Friday at 9/8c.

“With a common dedication to innovative firearms designs and reliability, Mossberg is pleased to partner with the Red Jacket Firearms team to bring a series of custom tactical shotguns and rifles to the marketplace,” commented Iver Mossberg, CEO. “The Red Jacket brand is unparalleled with their focus on precision, physics and a desire to build ‘what can’t be done’ in the world of firearms.”

“Our partnership with Mossberg will allow more gun enthusiasts to experience the custom features of Red Jacket Firearms in a more affordable platform,” stated Will Hayden, Founder, Red Jacket Firearms, Inc. “Our companies share like-mindedness in bringing cutting-edge designs and well-built firearms to our customers.”

Mossberg has worked with Hayden and his team to develop a line of branded “Red Jacket Firearms” across multiple categories including the first three in the series:  MVP™ Red Jacket Tactical Target bolt-action rifle, 500® FLEX™ Red Jacket Turkey/Security Shotgun Combo and 590® Red Jacket Tactical shotgun. For more information on the Mossberg Red Jacket Series and other signature series, please visit our web site at or follow us on  

Red Jacket Firearms™ is a registered trademark of Red Jacket Firearms, Inc. Discovery Channel is a registered trademark of Discovery Communications, LLC.
About O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.
Founded in 1919, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. is the oldest family-owned and operated 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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