Chamber-View® Holdings Acquired by Doug Koenig

Hamburg, PA., – Chamber-View® LLC., located in Nashua, NH manufacture of visual firearm safety products for shotguns, AR rifle platforms and pistols has been acquired by X-Ring Productions, LLC., effective June 16, 2017. Established in 2011, X-Ring Productions, LLC., owned by Doug Koenig, is a privately held U.S. based company focused on entrepreneurial product acquisition business ventures in the outdoor recreational industry.

Designed and invented by Ned Bitsack in 2013, Chamber-View empty chamber indicators are molded of 100 percent blaze orange ultra durable silicone. Once inserted into the action, the indicator enhances firearm safety, reduces accidental closings of the action and prevents debris contaminating the ejector port, magazine and barrel. Their unique design fits multi-calibers, is resistant to cleaning chemicals and non-marring to the internal and external surfaces of the firearm.

Koenig said, “As a professional shooter, hunter and father, I have always emphasized and advocated firearm safety when handling any type of firearm.” Koenig added, “Carrying on Ned’s vision to ensure firearm enthusiasts own and use this multi-function indicator is my mission and commitment to the shooting sports community.”

Chamber-View® LLC, established in 2013, is a manufacturer of visual firearm safety products. The company’s goal is to enhance public awareness and restore the confidence of safety in a firearm being used by avid shooting enthusiasts.

For information on becoming a Chamber-View retailer, or for organizations interested in the full array of safety products, contact or call (610) 944-1078. Visit and like us at

2017 Doug Koenig Competition Schedule

Below is the complete competition schedule for Doug Koenig in 2017.


March 24-26, 2017 USPSA Carry Optics Nat’ls

March 30-April 1, 2017 US Steel Nat’ls


April 21-23, 2017 NRA Action Pistol Regional (Crawfish Cup)

April 27, 2017 Pennsylvania State Steel Shootout

April 28-29, 2017 NRA Annual Meeting


May 3-5, 2017 World Speed Shooting Championship

May 24-27, 2017 NRA Bianchi Cup


June 2-4, 2017 Hornady Zombie 3-Gun


July 14-16, 2017 Armalite 3-Man 3-Gun

July 15, 2017 NRA Action Pistol Northeast Regional

July 20-22, 2017 Sportsman’s Team Challenge Nationals


August 3-5, 2017 USPSA Area 3 Championship

August 24-26, 2017 USPSA Area 8 Championship


Sept.  27-Oct. 2, 2017  USPSA Iron Sights Nat’l Championship

October 27-29, 2017 NSSF Fantasy Camp




Doug Koenig’s Championship Season begins new season on Pursuit Channel

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Hamburg, PA., – Be sure you’re watching Doug Koenig’s Championship Season on Pursuit Channel, Friday nights at 10:00 pm EST, as part of the NRA Freedom Friday lineup. Doug travels to the central prairies of Kansas for a turkey hunt. It’s an early morning spring hunt after a storm and the gobblers are on the move. Settling into a blind, Doug patiently waits as the hens fly off the roost to join the strutting Toms all puffed out in full plumage. It’s a hunter’s vision.

Leaving the Kansas timberlands behind, Doug drives east to Columbia, Missouri to compete at the prestigious Bianchi Cup. The match attracts the world’s premier action pistol handgun shooters hopeful they can deliver 100 percent accuracy in their shooting skills and attention. Its insurmountable pressure walking onto the range where the slightest shooting error can be costly.

“It’s great to return to Pursuit Channel for my fourth season, their outdoor community continues to grow and my show offers something for the hunter and the shooter in all of us, Koenig said.”

Click here, to view a teaser of tonight’s show Skyfall. Doug Koenig’s Championship Season can be viewed on Pursuit Channel.

  • Wednesday at 5:30 pm (Eastern)
  • Friday at 10:00 pm (Eastern Primetime)
  • Saturday at 1:30 am (Eastern)

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Doug Koenig’s Championship Season returns to Pursuit Channel. From remote hunting destinations to the firing line, join your host and world shooting champion Doug Koenig on his quest for the ultimate trophies. Championship Season features a gritty combination of fast-paced shooting competition and in your face hunting adventure. Whether it’s bull elk, whitetails or competition shooting, one thing is certain…bullets will fly and it’s gonna be a wild ride!

Team Smith & Wesson Member Doug Koenig Wins 2016 Florida Open

12771979_10208904202990136_2931854373253526959_oSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 25, 2016) – Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that Team Smith & Wesson member Doug Koenig has won the Carry Optics Division of the 2016 Florida Open. The USPSA Match was held February 18-21, 2016 at the Universal Shooting Academy in Frostproof, Florida.

Champion Doug Koenig finished First Place in the Carry Optics Division. Competing with his Smith & Wesson Performance Center® M&P® C.O.R.E™ pistol, Koenig finished the match with an overall 1700 (100%), placing first in all 11 stages of the two-day match. Throughout the courses of fire, competitors were required to engage paper and steel targets at distances ranging from 2 to 35 yards while shooting from both standing and seated positions.

“This was my first Carry Optics match as well as the kickoff match for the new competitive season. It’s always good to get out and knock the rust off. This match was really fun and challenging and it will definitely be on my schedule next year,” Koenig stated.

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Doug Koenig welcomes new 2016 sponsor: H&M Blacknitride

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Akron, OH., – H&M Blacknitride, setting the new standard in surface treatment and steel hardening for the firearms industry, aerospace, auto racing, armaments/defense and manufacturing announces they are now sponsoring World Champion Doug Koenig.

“It was the right choice to partner with H&M Blacknitride this year,” Doug Koenig remarked. “My pistol is exposed to unpredictable weather conditions during a competition season along with the thousands of rounds I put down the barrel; H&M Blacknitride will now protect the integrity of my firearm.”

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Doug Koenig adds Tom Miranda to Championship Season as Co-Executive Producer

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Tom Miranda, Executive Producer of DracoMax Entertainment, was recently named Co-Executive Producer of Doug Koenig’s Championship Season.

Hamburg, PA., – World-champion professional shooter, life-long hunter and television host Doug Koenig welcomes Tom Miranda Executive Producer at Dracomax Entertainment to the show this season as Co-Executive Producer. For 35 years, Miranda has produced award-winning and entertaining hunting television shows with his pioneering approach.

“Tom’s exceptional talent and expertise as a television producer will bring a fresh perspective to the show,” Koenig commented. “His ability to bring the outdoor experience to the hunter watching from home is unmatched. I’m really excited for the 2016 Championship Season.”

While Doug manages filming in the field, Miranda and his new company, Dracomax Entertainment will preside over pre and post production responsibilities. Miranda said, “Immersing the viewer into a good story is essential to a successful television series. Championship Season is more than an outdoor show, it’s a lesson in one’s humility while they reach for the stars.”

This week’s show opener finds Doug challenging the world’s top handgun action pros at the prestigious Bianchi Cup in Columbia, Missouri. Inviting viewers into his home, Doug shares exactly how his competition career began more than 28 years ago. And, Doug finds time to take a side trip crossing into central Kansas in quest of Rio spring cobblers. Will it be a double slam for Doug? Tune in to experience the level of excitement at the range and in the Kansas fields.

Doug Koenig’s Championship Season returns Thursday December 28th, 2015 on Sportsman Channel. From remote hunting destinations to the firing line, join your host and world shooting champion Doug Koenig on his quest for the ultimate trophies. Championship Season features a gritty combination of fast-paced shooting competition and in your face hunting adventure. Whether it’s bull elk, whitetails or competition shooting, one thing is certain…bullets will fly and it’s gonna be a wild ride!

Doug Koenig’s Championship Season can be viewed on Sportsman Channel.

  • Monday at 5:30 pm (Eastern)
  • Thursday at 11:30 am (Eastern)
  • Thursday at 7:00 pm (Eastern Primetime)

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Whistle Communications
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Doug Koenig adds Custom Metal Products as new sponsor

DK on RangeHamburg, PA., – Doug Koenig, sixteen time NRA Bianchi Cup winner, world champion shooter, lifelong hunter and television host adds Custom Metal Products manufacturers of high performance AR500 Steel Shooting Targets as a new sponsor for 2016. Koenig and Custom Metal Products share a combined interest to continuous improvement which makes this partnership a perfect fit for both.

“My time is extremely valuable when I’m on the range training to win another championship. I chose Custom Metal Products because I cannot afford to be practicing on poor quality steel targets. I only use the best products.”

Koenig will display Custom Metal Products logo on the sleeve of his shooting jersey at competitions and will incorporate Custom Metal Product’s into his TV Show, Doug Koenig’s Championship Season. Custom Metal Products now becomes the official steel targets at Doug’s practice range in Pennsylvania.

“We are very excited to be working with Doug as a new sponsor,” said HR Eddens, President of Custom Metal Products. “We know Doug is very selective in the quality products he uses to achieve championship results and now our steel shooting targets will be at his range.”

Custom Metal Products is a full-line manufacturer of AR500 hardened steel shooting targets for competition, recreational, law enforcement and military use. Their American made products include IDPA, IPSC, Dueling Trees, Gongs, Swingers, Hostage, Sniper, and Cowboy Action Targets. View all of their product details, including videos at or join them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Be sure to visit their booth #1308 at 2016 SHOT Show.

Doug Koenig’s Championship Season returns to the Sportsman Channel. Each week Doug demonstrates how he prepares for a world-class level match and brings you along on a new hunting adventure. Doug’s success and dedication to the shooting sports is obvious along with his passion as a long-time avid hunter. If you and your family enjoy the outdoors or shooting sports, then you’ll love Doug Koenig’s Championship Season.

Be sure to keep up with all of Doug’s hunting experiences and shooting competitions on Facebook and Instagram


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Team Smith & Wesson Member Doug Koenig Named 16-Time Bianchi Cup Champion

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May 26, 2015) – Smith & Wesson shooting team member Doug Koenig captured his 16th NRA Action Pistol title over the weekend at the 2015 MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup in Columbia, Missouri. Shooting his Smith & Wesson Performance Center® 1911, which has been faithfully at his side during each of his Bianchi Cup victories, Koenig posted a perfect score of 1920 with 180 tie-breaking Xs. Koenig’s consistent performance at the Bianchi Cup is unprecedented; giving him more wins than any competitor in the history of the match.

“I think my success at Bianchi comes down to several things,” said Koenig. “First, my training both mentally and physically mixes well with the course of fire. I also really enjoy the unique challenge it brings. At Bianchi, you are given a specific problem or an obstacle to overcome along with a pre-set time to accomplish it. I feel I’m at my best in those types of scenarios, because when the pressure builds I can go back to my training and stay focused on the task at hand.”

Showcasing top competitors from around the globe, the NRA Bianchi Cup consists of four separate matches with fixed times on every string of fire: Practical Event (with shots fired from 10 yards to 50 yards); Barricade Event (shots taken from behind “cover”); Falling Plate Event (banks of six, 8″ falling plates); and the Moving Target Event (shots fired at a moving target exposed for just 6 seconds). Designed to challenge participants in terms of speed and accuracy, competitors shoot at stationary and moving targets from both standing and prone positions.

This year, Koenig’s training and focus were tested not only by the four separate matches that comprise the Bianchi Cup, but also by the extreme changes in weather that hampered all competitors. Despite the high winds and cold, rainy conditions, Koenig and his gear performed flawlessly.

“In order to perform well in any competition, you need to have the upmost confidence in your equipment,” said Koenig. “Things like the weather, your physical health, and other exterior circumstances are always going to be difficult to predict, but your equipment is an important piece of the puzzle that you can control. I’m fortunate to have a great group of sponsors and each piece of gear I use, like my Performance Center 1911 pistol, was utterly reliable throughout the match.”

Koenig’s victory at this year’s match extends his footprint in the history of the Bianchi Cup. In 1990, Koenig became the first competitor to win the Bianchi Cup with a perfect score and since that time, he has achieved a perfect score in all but one match. The Team Smith & Wesson Champion has now won 12 of the last 15 Bianchi Cup matches and his 16 total championships account for nearly half of all the Bianchi Cups ever held. Koenig looks to extend his winning streak as he now sets his sights on defending Team Smith & Wesson’s title at the Sportsman’s Team Challenge next month in Texas.

About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products, and training to the global military, law enforcement, and consumer markets. The company’s firearm division brands include Smith & Wesson®, M&P®, and Thompson/Center Arms™. As an industry leading manufacturer of shooting, reloading, gunsmithing and gun cleaning supplies, the company’s accessories division produces innovative, top quality products under Battenfeld Technologies, Inc., including Caldwell® Shooting Supplies, Wheeler® Engineering, Tipton® Gun Cleaning Supplies, Frankford Arsenal® Reloading Tools, Lockdown® Vault Accessories, and Hooyman™ Premium Tree Saws. Smith & Wesson facilities are located in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, and Missouri. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to

Chamber-View® Teams Up with Doug Koenig World Champion Shooter

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Chamber-View® becomes most recent sponsor of Team Koenig

Merrimack, N.H. (May 2015)Chamber-View®, LLC, innovators of highly visual firearms safety products, is pleased to announce a sponsorship with Doug Koenig, world champion shooter, lifelong hunter and television host. Koenig has always emphasized and been an advocate of safety when handling firearms. Chamber-View® and Koenig share a strong passion for firearm safety, which makes this sponsorship particularly exciting.

“We are thrilled to team up with Doug Koenig as our newest sponsored shooter,” commented Gail Cook, president of Chamber-View®. “His passion for the shooting sports and commitment to firearm safety and education line up perfectly with our company mission. Together, we hope to educate all firearm enthusiasts on the importance of safe firearms handling with the use of Chamber-View® Empty Chamber Indicators (ECIs).”

As a Chamber-View® sponsored shooter, Koenig will proudly display the Chamber-View® logo on the sleeve of his shooting jersey, promoting Chamber-View®’s innovative ECIs at his competitions; Koenig can be seen competing next at the 2015 MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup National Championship May 20 – 23, 2015 in Columbia, MO.
Koenig will also incorporate Chamber-View®’s ECI’s into his TV Show, “Doug Koenig’s Championship Season,” in which he promotes an outdoor lifestyle, shooting sports and hunting. The show provides insight into what it takes to become a champion, and gives a glimpse into the family and personal life of the world’s greatest all around shooter.

“As a World Champion Shooter, host of an outdoor TV Show and father, I’ve been around firearms my entire life. The most important thing to me is firearms SAFETY and Chamber-View® is a product which reinforces that message. With its Blaze Orange color, it provides instant recognition that the firearm is safe. ALL firearms owners and shooting sport enthusiasts should have this piece of equipment in their firearms. It’s what will be in all of my firearms,” remarked Koenig.

Koenig first started shooting competitively when he was 17 years old. Before considering sport shooting, he was an avid hunter. His first competitive match was in the winter of 1986, and from that moment on, he was bitten by the competitive bug. A potent combination of speed, accuracy and skill has helped him to succeed in various competitions, from the Bianchi Cup to the Steel Challenge. With nearly three decades worth of professional shooting experience under his belt, he finds motivation, and fuels his hunger to win, by shifting his focus across disciplines throughout the year.

About Chamber-View®, LLC:

At Chamber-View®, our goal is to enhance public safety by sending a highly visual and recognizable message to restore the confidence of safety in a firearm user and the surrounding individuals. See Safety Fast and Shoot Safe with Chamber-View®.

Check out for more information or join the ongoing conversation on Facebook and the LinkedIn network. To become a retail vendor, or if you are a professional / amateur / scholastic organization with interest in the Chamber-View® product line, please contact or by phone: Gail Cook, President, Chamber-View®, LLC at (914) 787-0688.

About Doug Koenig’s Championship Season:

Doug Koenig’s Championship Season can be viewed on both Pursuit and Sportsman Channel. Each week is a new adventure as Doug demonstrates how he prepares for a world-class level match and brings you along as he embarks on a new hunting or outdoor adventure. Whether Doug’s stalking big game out west, in Europe or training at the range, Doug’s success and dedication to the shooting sports is obvious along with his passion as an avid hunter. If you and your family enjoy the outdoors or shooting sports, then you’ll love Doug Koenig’s Championship Season.

NRA Names MidwayUSA 2015 Bianchi Cup Title Sponsor

May 1, 2015
Contact: Kyle Jillson; (703) 267-1595

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The National Rifle Association announces MidwayUSA as title sponsor of its 2015 National Action Pistol Championship for the seventh consecutive year. Known commonly as the MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup for its world famous silver trophy, this major action pistol match will be held May 2023, 2015 in Columbia, Missouri. Sign up to compete at

“The Bianchi Cup is the richest and most prestigious pistol tournament in the world and the competition for the coveted silver trophy get fiercer each year,” said Executive Director of NRA General Operations,  Kyle Weaver. “We would like to thank MidwayUSA, an industry leader, for its pivotal role in helping the event grow these past seven years.”

Founded in 1979 by former police officer and holster maker John Bianchi, the 192-shot MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup attracts the world’s best pistols shooters. This year’s championship will feature competitors from Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, the United States, and several other countries.

Competition categories are determined by age, gender, and the number of modifications a shooter makes to their pistol to increase speed and accuracy.

“Brenda and I look forward to the Bianchi Cup each year. We have a strong passion for the shooting sports and it’s an exciting opportunity to watch some of the best competitive shooters in the world practice both discipline and marksmanship,” said Larry Potterfield, founder and CEO of MidwayUSA. “MidwayUSA is pleased to return as a key supporter of the 2015 Bianchi Cup and we welcome first time and returning shooters to our home town of Columbia, Missouri.”

Visit for more information on the 2015 MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup or contact Damien Orsinger at703-267-1478 or

About the National Rifle Association
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit

About MidwayUSA
Both country kids from Missouri, Larry and Brenda Potterfield turned their passion for shooting sports into a career by opening a small gun shop in 1977 that would eventually become MidwayUSA ( They instilled family values like honesty, integrity and respect for others into the business, and strive to maintain this culture with each employee added to their growing team. For over 37 years, MidwayUSA has offered JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING® for Shooting, Reloading, Gunsmithing and Hunting with an unyielding focus on Customer Satisfaction.

For more information on MidwayUSA, visit their website (, find them on Facebook (, or follow them on Twitter (