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May 24, 2010

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Team Safariland's Rob Leatham Takes 16th Consecutive Win at the U.S. Practical Shooting Association's (USPSA) Single Stack National Championship


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Leatham Takes Top Honors with the New Safariland ELS Competition Belt System

JACKSONVILLE, Florida - Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, proudly congratulates Team Safariland member Rob Leatham on winning top shooter at the USPSA Springfield Armory Single Stack National Championship. Winning for the 16th consecutive time, Leatham has won this event every year it has been held. The Single Stack Classic was held from April 30 - May 1 in Barry, Illinois, with 269 competitors.

“Rob has been a major part of Team Safariland for over 20 years, not just competing, but supporting Safariland in developing and testing new products.  It still amazes me how Rob can continue to be on top of his game after all this time. He truly is TGO (The Great One),” stated Scott Carnahan, Team Safariland Manager and VP, Category Marketing, Safariland.

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Along with his 1911, Leatham was using Safariland’s new Model 032 ELS Competition Belt System, with ELS (Equipment Locking System) Forks and Plates. Around the belt are pre-cut mounting holes for straight up or angled attachment of the ELS 35 Receiver Plate, providing a secure mounting platform for the mag pouch and holster equipped with the ELS 34 Fork. It makes for convenient movement of the gear to various locations on the belt at the desired carry angle.

Stated Leatham, “This new rig allows me the same tune ability, speed and comfort as an open rig plus the adjustability you don’t normally receive in a concealment rig. Now all I have to do is change out the pouches and holster body with the ELS system and it will become my product rig.”

Safariland is pleased to report that sponsored shooter Julie Goloski Golob took the top honors in the Ladies division, with her 10th National title, and fellow Team Safariland member Kippi Leatham finished 3rd in the Ladies division. These shooters were also using the Safariland ELS Competition Belt System.
 
Leatham is a 23-time USPSA National Champion, five-time IPSC World Champion, and an eight-time NRA Bianchi Cup Champion. In 2009 Leatham was also the NRA Bianchi Cup Metallic Champion and USPSA Steel Challenge Production Champion.  Kippi Leatham is a four-time USPSA National Champion, of which three titles are from Open Division and one from Single Stack Division.   Kippi is the 2009 USPSA Area-2 Production Champion, and she is also a four-time member of “Gold Team USA” IPSC World Champions.

For more information about the ELS Competition Belt System and Team Safariland, visit www.safariland.com/dutygear

About Safariland
Safariland, LLC is a premier provider of law enforcement and security products and services, delivering a full-range of customer-specific solutions.  Offering many of the world’s most recognizable branded products in the public safety market, Safariland is committed to saving lives.  For more information about Safariland and its body armor products, as well as information on the new NIJ-06 standard, please visit www.safariland.com.    

About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a global defense, security and aerospace company with approximately 107,000 employees worldwide. The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services.  In 2009 BAE Systems reported sales of £22.4 billion (US$ 36.2 billion).