Meet a friend of Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply, named Jim Siegfried, in this 5-minute video. A retired military man (with a string of credentials that very few achieve), Jim now represents Leupold as a sales rep, and he helps Murdoch’s select the scopes that we stock in our stores and online.
When Jim retired from the military in 2001, he synced up with Leupold to evolve its military and law enforcement division, furthering its line of Mark 4 scopes. He talked about the role these scopes played in his military career; but when your life’s on the line, it automatically gets personal.
“It’s very fulfilling because I can work for a company that’s still family owned. Since 1907 the Leupold family still owns the company,” he said. “And everything’s made right here in America, which, for me as an old soldier, you know, that represented the country so long, that means something.”
There was a moment in 1986 at Fort Bragg that would change Jim’s outlook forever. He was in Special Forces on a HALO team. Remington had won the contract for the M-24 sniper system, and a fixed 10-power Leupold Ultra scope was mounted on it.
“It was a remarkable change,” he recalled. “It was remarkable. I mean, you could take this up to 30,000 feet, HALO it, free-fall it, and it would hold the pressure.”
Thank you for your service, Jim, and thank you for sharing your personal story. You help Murdoch’s and our customers understand that, at Leupold, there’s more to scopes than meets the eye.