Feistritz, Austria (May 2017) – Ritter & Stark GmbH, an Austrian-based firearms design and manufacturing company, is proud to announce that Lt. Greg McGivern, of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, has won the Ritter & Stark SX-1 MTR it donated to the Police Magazine’s Well Dressed Tactical Officer Giveaway.
Police Magazine said that they’ve never had as much interest in a weapon sponsored for its Well Dressed Officer Contest than it did with the SX-1 MTR.
“I was floored when I learned that I had won the contest. I never win anything! It really made my year. I want to thank Ritter & Stark for supplying a fantastic rifle as one of the prizes, said McGivern.
“We are proud supporters of law enforcement officers and we were happy to be able to participate in Police Magazine’s prize package and give a well deserving law enforcement officer an absolutely amazing rifle. Thank you for your service, Greg!” said Yakov Trakhman, marketing director of Ritter & Stark.
The SX-1 MTR has been designed by the world’s best engineers, using state of the art machinery and proprietary techniques to create an advanced long-range precision rifle. The SX-1 MTR allows the operator to quickly and easily change out calibers between .308 Win, .300 Win Magnum and .338 Lapua Magnum while in the field. All conversion kits contain the elements necessary for an easy transition from one caliber to another.
In addition to the ease of interchangeability, the barrels come with a MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rail pre-installed, allowing the operator to pre-sight optics on each barrel, eliminating any need to re-zero the rifle when changing caliber. This is especially important for those professionals who, while in the field, must adapt quickly as their mission changes. The SX-1 MTR’s modularity also allows the utilization of different aftermarket magazines, triggers and grips, providing tactical operators with the ability to customize the rifle to their specific body-type and mission.
One of the secrets to Ritter & Stark’s unprecedented accuracy is its unique barrel production. No other barrel maker in the world manufacturers its barrels like Ritter & Stark. The rifling is done in a CNC-controlled electrochemical machine. This avoids the transmission of thermal effects and mechanical stress to the material. Furthermore, this process allows Ritter & Stark to produce barrels with unique uniformity and within tolerance zones that were not possible in serial production before.
Every rifle is tested at the factory and can achieve 0.5 MOA 3-round groups or better using factory match grade ammunition.
Visit www.ritterstark.com to learn more about its rifles.
About Ritter & Stark GmbH:
Ritter & Stark GmbH, headquartered near Ferlach, Austria, was founded in 2015 to provide military, law enforcement and shooting sports enthusiasts with the most advanced firearms systems, built to exacting tolerances using state-of-the-art manufacturing processes in a next generation production facility. Ritter & Stark currently produces the SX-1 Modular Tactical Rifle and the SLX Short Action Rifle. www.ritterstark.com