BPI Outdoors was founded in 1999 and immediately acquired the CVA brand from its former owner. After this acquisition, the sales of CVA products grew in double digits annually for several years, eventually becoming the number one selling muzzleloading gun brand in the United States. BPI Outdoors followed with the introduction of its second brand, PowerBelt Bullets, in 2002. The PowerBelt brand added to BPI’s market dominance by rapidly becoming the market leader in muzzleloading projectiles, eventually achieving a market share which has been estimated at over 60%.
Continuing its brand expansion strategy, BPI Outdoors acquired Quake Industries in 2005. At that time, Quake was best known as the manufacturer of a small line of innovative slings called “THE CLAW.” Quake Industries was a natural fit to BPI’s business model because many of the Company’s products Intellectual Properties were protected by Patents and provide unique and tangible benefits over competitive offerings. In fact, the introduction to the two companies was made because CVA was already installing the The Claw sling as OEM equipment on many of its higher priced rifles. By 2007, The Claw sling was firmly established as the best selling sling in its price point range. Other products, such as the Quake All-Terrain Seat, added in 2006, are now expanding Quake’s reach beyond just slings.
The next brand added to the BPI Outdoors portfolio was DuraSight Scope Mounts. DuraSight was created because of the need in the shooting marketplace for scope mounts that were strong enough to endure the recoil and the real world hunting abuse that muzzleloading guns dish out, yet affordable enough for the average hunter. We successfully accomplished this objective through the development of a material called Z2 Alloy – which is 50% stronger than the best aircraft grade aluminum. By constructing the DuraSight mounts of this Z2 Alloy material, the void between “steel strength” and “aluminum price” was filled, leading to product sales that have been nothing short of phenomenal. Already dominant in muzzleloading, DuraSight is now expanding its offering to center-fire rifles, as well.
And lastly, BPI Outdoors newest brand, Bergara Barrels, was established in late 2006. The Bergara Barrels factory is located in northern Spain and combines the most technically-advanced barrel manufacturing equipment with an unwavering commitment to quality. The result is a line of O.E.M. and replacement aftermarket barrels that are guaranteed to shoot more accurately than any other production barrel on the market. Bergara Barrels are used exclusively in CVA’s highest grade guns – the Optima Elite™, the Electra™ and the new Accura™.