In the back lots of Hollywood, when you say Jack
, everyone knows you mean Jack Nicholson.
In the shotgun industry, when you say Jack, everyone knows you're talking about Jack Muety
If you ever owned a Beretta, Benelli, Franchi, Stoeger or Blaser
, Jack Muety
has helped you find the right shotgun -- and made sure you enjoyed it.
You would be hard-pressed to find another person with more insight into the American shotgun market than Jack
So when he
says change is imminent in the shotgun sports, you have to take notice.
has the experience, stats and instincts to know what's coming down the pike -- and how it directly affects you.
He served as CEO and President of Blaser USA for 18 months before retiring in January 2008.
While at the helm of Blaser USA
introduced the company's F3 shotgun to American shooters.
With Jack's marketing savvy, the F3's rave reviews served as a springboard for its continuing success.
was an easy choice for the Blaser USA
Before joining Blaser, he held the position of Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Beretta USA.
The Beretta spot was Jack's hard-earned reward after six years as the Vice President of Sales & Strategic Markets for Benelli USA, where he created the most successful brand of semi-automatics in America.
also applied the same ingenuity and experience to increase the popularity of Benelli's extended family of shotguns which includes Franchi and Stoeger.
Now that Jack
is retired, he
days sailing, hunting and hanging out at his
beach house with his
wife and friends.
And even though he
no longer reports to work, he
still lives and breathes guns.
We First Met Jack Pheasant Shooting
We first met Jack
at a pheasant shoot on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
We thought it would be a good time to give Jack
a call to get his
big-picture take on what was going on.
We caught up with Jack
at the Fador Irish Pub in Annapolis.
"Right now, in the current market, there are several influencing factors," he
went down the list: the upcoming election, a sour economy, a drop-off in new shotgun sales and the decline of the dollar against the Euro.
The New Regionalism
saw a potential convergence of political and economic forces that could give rise to what we call a New Regionalism in the American shotgun sports.