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Optics Planet Nominates BLACKHAWK! Holsters and Apparel for 2015 Brilliance Award
Fans Can Earn Store Credit When They Vote for their Favorite Brands Online

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas  – Online retailer Optics Planet has named BLACKHAWK!, one of the most recognizable and trusted names for tactical gear, accessories and apparel, a finalist for its 2015 Brilliance Awards. Decided by a popular vote, which closes Oct. 30, the Brilliance Awards annually recognize the best of the best in tactical and apparel.

BLACKHAWK! fans can show their support for the brand by casting their votes online, now through Oct. 30, 2015, at Participants will earn a chance to win a $50 or $100 gift certificate to Optics Planet, one of the world's leading online optics retailers.

After reviewing over 250,000 products and 1,400 brands, Optics Planet named the finalists vying for the right to bear the coveted Brilliance Award seal. BLACKHAWK! is one of four finalists in the holsters and apparel categories.

“BLACKHAWK! is committed to producing the most reliable and durable gear possible.  Our end users need gear that works every day, every time, so we are thrilled about the nomination,” says Chuck Buis, BLACHHAWK! product director. “With Optics Planet store credit on offer through the sweepstakes, we urge our fans to log their votes online today.”

BLACKHAWK!, a Vista Outdoor, Inc. brand, is one of the most recognizable and trusted names in tactical gear and apparel. For more information, visit

See Optics Planet’s Official Rules & Disclaimer for details on the Brilliance Awards Sweepstakes:

About Vista Outdoor

Vista Outdoor is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. The company operates in two segments, Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products, and has a portfolio of well-recognized brands that provide consumers with a range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products in the ammunition, firearms and outdoor products categories. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. Vista Outdoor is headquartered in Utah and has manufacturing operations and facilities in 10 U.S. States, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Canada along with international sales and sourcing operations in Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. For news and information, visit or follow us on Twitter @VistaOutdoorInc and Facebook

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