WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. -- IROC Tactical, the Central Florida company that designs and manufacturers specialty weapons accessories, recently won a $10,000 prize for second place in the 2014 Venture Plan Competition at the Rollins College Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship in Winter Park.
Sergie Albino, president and chief executive officer of IROC Tactical, said the firm was one of eight startup companies presenting new products and business strategies to a panel of judges at Rollins College.
The CEOs of all four Venture Plan Competition finalists earned their MBA Degrees from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins, Albino in 2010.
Cash awards were determined based on the startup companies’ innovative new products and business plans.
“We formed IROC because we are avid shooters with ideas for products tailored for our market,” Albino said. IROC Tactical’s winning product is its IROC MD, the premier muzzle device for the AR-15 platform rifle.
“IROC MD was designed for serious shooters with superior performance in a highly reliable package, priced at $299.95,” Albino said.
Extensive law enforcement testing of the IROC MD shows it improves accuracy and precision and controls unwanted recoil and barrel climb. While not technically a sound suppressor device, the IROC MD significantly reduces the weapon’s aural signature and most importantly concussive effects; a silent variable in hearing loss with military and law enforcement personnel.
Sixty percent of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are suffering from hearing loss. This amounted to $1.1 billion in disability payments in 2011. That same year, New York forced the retirement of police officers that wore hearing aids, many due to job-related hearing loss.
IROC Tactical is a client company of the UCF Business Incubator in Winter Springs.
For more details, specifications, videos, shooters reports and online ordering, visit iroctactical.com/or facebook.com/IrocMuzzleBrake.