Category Archives: 2017

BERETTA’S NEW STRIKER FIRED APX PISTOL

If you like the Alfa Romeo Giulia, you’ll love Beretta’s new striker fired 9mm (or .40SW) offering, the Apex. The first thing that can be said about the Apex is riempire con anima italiana! I didn’t have the opportunity to … Continue reading

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LUCID Optics Offers C3 Weapons Light

  LUCID Optics, has introduced the C3 Weapons Light at SHOT Show 2017. LUCID’s new C3 Weapons Light was designed to bring you light in the darkness. This light is waterproof and shockproof and built in a 6061 aluminum housing. … Continue reading

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GEMTECH’s LUNAR-45 Modular Suppressor

For 2017 the folks at GEMTECH introduced what I think will be hit in the suppressor space. The company introduced a modular pistol caliber suppressor, the Lunar-45. In order to be effective, suppressors need to have a large internal volume … Continue reading

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Nikon Black Force 1000 Precision Rifle Scope

For 2017, Nikon introduced a high performance magnified optics line which they brand as the Black series. The model pictured above is their 1-4 x 24 mm  optic. This scope features a 30mm tube finished in a very nice “tactical” … Continue reading

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BNTI ARMS Announces its .308 BNTI ARMS Battle Rifle

Jacksonville, Fla. (February 2017) – BNTI ARMS LLC, in Jacksonville, Florida, is the U.S. headquarters for the manufacture of small arms intended for export to vetted African Armed Forces, Police and Para-Military units. BNTI is pleased to unveil its new … Continue reading

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Savage Arms MSR 15 Recon and MSR 15 Patrol Deliver Upgraded Performance as Standard Features

SUFFIELD, Connecticut – February 3, 2017 – Savage Arms recently announced two models of semi-automatic Modern Sporting Rifles to its popular lineup of high-performance firearms. On the AR-15 platform, the new MSR 15 Recon and MSR 15 Patrol are chambered in … Continue reading

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Ritter & Stark SX-1 MTR–Modular Tactical Rifle

When one thinks of legendary firearms originating from Austria several companies come to mind, Steyr, Mannlicher and Glock to name a few. You can now add Ritter & Stark to that list. This innovative company comes from the Ferlach region … Continue reading

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STREAMLIGHT INTRODUCES RECHARGEABLE KEYMATE USB

EAGLEVILLE, PA, February 7, 2017 – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting, introduced the KeyMate® USB, an ultra-compact, hands-free area light that is shaped like a key so that it can be easily attached to a key ring … Continue reading

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Brian Skinner CEO Kalashnikov USA Updates Larry Vickers On Plans For 2017

Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical is a retired US Army 1st SFOD- Delta combat veteran with years of experience in the firearms industry as a combat marksmanship instructor and industry consultant. In recent years he has hosted tactical firearms related … Continue reading

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STREAMLIGHT LAUNCHES DUAL FUEL TACTICAL LIGHTS

ProTac® HL-X, ProTac® 2L-X Feature High Lumens, Multiple Battery Options EAGLEVILLE, PA, February 1, 2017 – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting tools, announced it has expanded its ProTac® family of tactical lights to include enhanced versions of … Continue reading

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The Bergara LRP Elite wins TheTruthAboutGuns.Com’s Reader’s Choice Award for 2016

Lawrenceville, Ga. (January 2017) –Bergara Rifles, a division of BPI Outdoors, is pleased to announce its Bergara LRP Elite has won TheTruthAboutGuns.Com’s Reader’s Choice Award for the best new rifle of 2016. “We think these awards are meaningful because our … Continue reading

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NIOA Signs Agreement With Colt

 NIOA and Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC have entered into an agreement to enable assembly and manufacture of Colt (including Colt Canada) Small Arms in Australia. The agreement was confirmed at SHOT Show 2017 in Las Vegas between Robert Nioa, Managing … Continue reading

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Larry Vickers On The H&K M110A1 CSASS

I was surprised to hear that HK included the G3 style chamber fluting. For readers not familiar with chamber fluting its purpose is to mitigate the risk of a stuck case, so it aids in case extraction cycle… Larry Vickers … Continue reading

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OTIS TECHNOLOGIES PATRIOT SERIES CLEANING KITS

At this year’s SHOT SHOW, Otis Technologies introduced several new products and enhancements to its existing line. The PATRIOT series of firearm cleaning kits by Otis made their first debut at the show. These cleaning kits offer the basic Breech-to-Muzzle® … Continue reading

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REMINGTON’s R51 and RP9

At this year’s Shot Show, I had the opportunity to swing by Remington’s booth where there was a bit of a crowd looking over the company’s completely redesigned R51 and their new RP9. The R51 was first introduced in 2014 … Continue reading

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STREAMLIGHT’s TLR-6 FOR NON-RAIL 1911 FIREARMS

  At this year’s Shot Show, Streamlight introduced a TLR-6® weapon light for use with non-rail 1911 firearms.  Featuring both a light and an integrated red aiming laser, it is designed to maximize visibility and targeting capability in a variety … Continue reading

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TRIJICON GOES THERMAL

At Shot Show 2017 Trijicon introduced their line of thermal imagers and weapon sights. The company showcased the IR-Hunter, REAP-IR, IR-Patrol and SNIPE-IR. In 2016, Trijicon bought IR Defense and merged them into Trijicon as Trijicon Electro-Optics. A great move … Continue reading

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SIG SAUER KILO2400 ABS

The KILO 2400 ABS is a complete ballistic solver and LRF in a compact package. Using Bluetooth BLE, the KILO 2400 pairs with its app to store up to 4 weapon profiles. The app accepts 30 weapon profiles from which … Continue reading

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Streamlight Bandit USB Headlamp

  The comfortable, low-profile headlamp delivers amazing brightness for it size, offering 180 lumens on High, and a run time of up to 9.5 hours on Low.  It also provides a steady, even beam at all times, which is useful … Continue reading

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Magneto Speed M-Series Grip

Magneto Speed has introduced the M-Series Grip for your AR patterned rifle. The grip is larger than your standard issue AR grip with a number of grip enhancing features like exceptional texturing and grip angle. The grip’s internal, module ejection … Continue reading

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SHOT SHOW MYSTERY ACCESSORY

Setting up a precision rifle for tactical and long range shooting requires that all mechanical variables are removed, or well controlled. For example, one area often overlooked by beginner shooters is ensuring that their scope’s reticle has no can’t, this … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH AUSTIN LOCKEY COO MACHINE GUN ARMORY

One of my highlights while at Shot Show 2017, in Las Vegas, was the opportunity to interact with Austin Lockey and Mike Keegan from Machine Gun Armory. MGA is one of the small American veteran owned company’s doing some very … Continue reading

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HOMEFRONT BY KEN ONION WITH FIELDSTRIP TECHNOLOGY

Kaneohe, HI is one of my favorite spots on the planet and it’s also home to one of the best knife designers in the U.S. Mr. Ken Onion. Ken’s designs are imaginative, practical and very functional; however, this year he … Continue reading

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LEUPOLD LTO-TRACKER THERMAL MONOCULAR

Leupold Stevens and Seek Thermal teamed up to produce a thermal imager that will make the hunting community very happy. Check this out: The compact thermal imager is only 5.6 inches long and weighs less than 10 ounces. A 21 … Continue reading

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SHOOTING RUGER’S IMPRESSIVE RPR

I had the opportunity to get some quality trigger time on the Ruger RPR (Ruger Precision Rifle); to say that I walked away very much impressed with this rifle is a colossal understatement. At an M.S.R.P. of $1,400 and a … Continue reading

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BLACKHAWK OMNIVORE HOLSTER

One of several things that I wanted to take a closer look at, while at Shot Show 2017, was Blackhawk’s Omnivore holster. Shooters with weapon mounted lights face two very real challenges; finding a quality competent holster for their preferred … Continue reading

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SILYNX CLARUS PRO HEADSET

I wear the 3M Peltor TEP 100 digital ear plug, they work extremely well and don’t get in the way of establishing a consistent cheek weld. Where they fall short is in their inability to interface with a mobile phone … Continue reading

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Smith & Wesson M&P 9 M2

A trip to Smith & Wesson’s exhibit would not be complete without taking a close look at their new rendition of the M&P 9, the M&P 9 M2. In version 2, S&W took care of complaints with grip texturing, replacing … Continue reading

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MHS CONTRACT AWARD GOES TO SIG AND ITS P320 FAMILY

The DoD announced on 19 Jan 2017 that SIG Arms has been awarded the Modular Handgun System contract putting to rest any scuttlebutt that Glock had it wrapped up. The X17, as designated by the DoD, will replace the aging … Continue reading

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MACHINE GUN ARMORY SAW-K 300 BLACKOUT

This is not the M249B that you may be familiar with. The SAW-K from Machine Gun Armory has been shortened and lightened to get its weight down to 11 lbs. Ergonomics has been significantly improved over the traditional SAW. The … Continue reading

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Kalashnikov USA AT SHOT SHOW 2017

AK47s are not the only thing put together with great Slavic inspiration. Kalashnikov USA has begun delivering their auto-loading 12 gauge shotguns, with 7.62×39 and 9 mm auto-loaders to follow. Pricing and availability details are still fluid but the company … Continue reading

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First Tactical Newest 3 Day Pack

First Tactical knocked it out of the park with its newest backpack offering the TACTIX 3, a 3-day pack. This pack is as versatile as it is voluminous. The laser cut external MOLLE fields accommodate virtually any external pouch arrangement … Continue reading

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SILENCERCO MAXIM 9mm INTEGRALLY SUPPRESSED PISTOL

If you weren’t convinced that Silencerco is one the most innovative industry drivers, a look at the company’s MAXIM integrally suppressed 9mm pistol should resolve that conflict. The MAXIM is available in a long or short configuration.The pistol is a … Continue reading

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KRISS TO DELIVER THE VECTOR IN NEW CALIBERS FOR 2017

The folks at KRISS have an ambitious plan to add new calibers to their line. Company spokesmen informed me that in 2017 customers will see the Vector chambered in 10mm and .4o S&W. The company is also planning a .357 … Continue reading

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Colt’s Cobra Marks The Return Of The Wheel Gun

There’s no better choice than a revolver for a conceal carry platform. The Cobra’s 38+P chambering and six round capacity brilliantly delivers all of the pluses we’ve come to expect from a revolver. The double action and single action operation … Continue reading

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Bushnell Announces New Optics at SHOT Show 2017

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – January 13, 2017 – Bushnell, an industry leader in high-performance sporting optics for more than 69 years, is set to announce several new scopes and red dot sight to dealers at booth 14551 at the 2017 … Continue reading

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Silent Legion Suppressors

Silent Legion announced today the unveiling of a full line of unique, high-performance suppressors at this year’s SHOT Show in Las Vegas during the week of January 16th. Their exciting 2017 product line can be seen at the Elite Defense … Continue reading

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Savage Arms to Introduce New Firearms at SHOT Show

  SUFFIELD, Conn. – January 10, 2017 – Savage Arms is pleased to unveil an arsenal of exciting new high-performance products at the 2017 SHOT Show. For starters, the company redefines the modern sporting rifle category with its feature-rich MSR … Continue reading

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Hoppe’s Black is Premium Care for Modern Sporting Rifles

  OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – January 13, 2017 – Hoppe’s, the best-known name in gun care products, releases a new high-performance line of cleaners and lubes designed specifically for the needs of modern shooters. The formulations in Hoppe’s Black line … Continue reading

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Introducing the New Modular AAC Ti-RANT 9M – One Tax Stamp, Two Silencer Configurations – Shipping Now

Huntsville, AL – Advanced Armament Corp (AAC), is proud to announce the release of its latest new silencer, the all new Ti-RANT 9M. The Ti-RANT 9M represents an improvement to the legendary AAC Ti-RANT 9mm silencer through improved functionality and … Continue reading

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