Battle Ready International™ Announces Sponsorship of West Point Pistol and Combat Weapons Teams

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Battle Ready International™, the exclusive tactical products brand of MFSI Government Group (MFSI) announced today its sponsorship of the United States Military Academy’s Army Pistol and Combat Weapons teams.

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We felt West Point Cadets would be proud and eager to have BUL pistols in their competitive arsenal and that it would help them continue to dominate in intercollegiate competition.

Battle Ready International™, the exclusive tactical products brand of MFSI Government Group (MFSI) announced today its sponsorship of the United States Military Academy’s Army Pistol and Combat Weapons teams. Battle Ready has agreed to donate five M5 Government (9mm) pistols to each team for their use in training and competition.

“We have partnered with Israel’s premiere firearms manufacturer, Bul Transmark, Ltd(BUL), to import the M-5 line of tactical, high capacity 1911 pistols, used extensively by special operations, military/SWAT, law enforcement and competitive shooters around the world,” said George M Tronsrue III, MFSI’s Founder/Owner and President. “Our family has a long history with competitive marksmanship, especially at West Point and we felt this was another great opportunity to add value to these top quality, highly competitive Army programs,” Tronsrue said.

“Battle Ready’s M-5’s are built on a fiber-reinforced polymer/steel frame and come standard with a match-grade heavy ramped bull-barrel, full length guide rod, fiber optic front sight, lowered and flared ejection port, extended ambidextrous thumb safeties, match-grade hammer, high-ride grip safety, and an integral magwell,” said Evan Bailey, MFSI’s VP of Business Development. “We felt West Point Cadets would be proud and eager to have BUL pistols in their competitive arsenal and that it would help them continue to dominate in intercollegiate competition.” Bailey said.

"Shortly after receiving our BUL M-5 Government model 9mm pistols, we participated in a steel challenge pistol match. Without any opportunity to train with the pistols or test them for function and reliability, three of my veteran competitors chose to use the BUL M-5 Government pistols for the competition, just because they felt right. The pistols functioned perfectly, and all three competitors shot personal best times. Our next competition is the collegiate national championship. We will be competing with our BUL M-5 Government model pistols,” said Army Pistol Coach Duston Saunders, a retired Lieutenant Colonel who has led Army to 9 National Championships—5 in the last 6 years. Saunders, an expert marksman himself, was selected as the Pistol Coach for Team USA in the 2011, 2013 and 2015 World University Games as well as the Pistol Coach for the Warrior Trials for the 2014 Wounded Warrior Games.

Both Tronsrue and Bailey are former Army officers and graduates of the US Military Academy at West Point, NY, in 1978 and 2004, respectively. Bailey served two combat tours—Iraq (2006-2007) and Afghanistan (2009-2010)—earning 2 Bronze Stars for his combat service and is co-founder of the Red Badge Project, a wounded warrior program based in Seattle, WA. Tronsrue was an airborne ranger infantry officer for 5 years before being injured in a line of duty accident in 1983 and subsequently medically retired as a Captain. As a youth, Tronsrue was a Junior NRA shooter, becoming a Distinguished Expert by the 7th grade. His father, (COL, Ret) George M Tronsrue, Jr. (West Point Class of 1952), was his shooting coach, a highly decorated combat veteran (two tours in Vietnam) and a 4-year shooter/letterman on Army’s Rifle Team while a cadet. The world class Tronsrue Marksmanship Center at West Point is named in honor of the American Infantryman and Tronsrue’s father, who passed away in December 2013 at age 83.

About MFSI: Formed in 2010, MFSI is a federal government contractor supporting several key DoD programs, in addition to commercial business activities in the “global crisis response” market for large companies through a recently formed joint venture. MFSI is a federally registered government contractor that holds a Federal Firearms License (Section 8), which enables the import of arms and ammunition. MFSI’s Battle Ready International brand seeks to find, import, partner or manufacture unique, high-quality tactical products, equipment and accessories to its government, commercial and consumer clients. MFSI is a SDVOSB committed to hiring veterans whenever possible and making a positive difference through its various endeavors. For more about MFSI, visit their website.

About Battle Ready International: Battle Ready International is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that searches the world to bring you the very best tactical products. Battle Ready International believes that good people need good gear, plain and simple. No matter what the task, tactical or sport, the quality of gear makes a difference and can save lives. This is why Battle Ready International works with specialty manufactures who are dedicated to their craft. Each of Battle Ready International’s partners adheres to a reliable motto: do one thing and do it better than anyone else. When the situation is tough and demanding, we believe it’s always best to be Battle Ready! For more in Battle Ready International, visit their website or Twitter.

About BUL: Formed in 1990, BUL offers a complete line of pistol models, trigger systems, sizes and calibers to a vast array of clientele to include: Law-abiding citizens, Security companies, NGO’s and the Elite Government, military and law enforcement communities. Since inception, BUL has focused exclusively on pistols and is proud to be world leaders in that profession. BUL pistols combine proven, old-time legacy and design, the most modern, state-of-the-art materials, machinery and technology, superb craftsmanship and an affordable and attractive price versus the competition. For more on BUL, visit their website.

About USMA: The United States Military Academy has been educating, training, and inspiring leaders of character for our United States Army and for the nation for more than 200 years. West Point provides a 47-month leader development program steeped in academic rigor, military discipline, and physical challenges, all built upon a moral-ethical foundation. The academy is an internationally recognized institution for academic, military and physical excellence. For more on USMA, visit their website, Facebook, or Twitter.

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