News and Information Nov. 17, 2017

This week on High Caliber Radio we will look at the failure of California’s draconian gun laws to stop the murderer in this week’s shooting spree.  We will also talk about the Nov. 1965 Battle of the Ia Drang Valley and the weapons of the opposing forces there.  We will discuss the XM16E1/M16A1 rifle, the AK47 and the SKS Carbine.  We will also have an update from our on site sources on the military take over in Zimbabwe.    Andy Langolis will be on with us talking about his excellent slings and other leather products.  Andy will be annoucing some Black Friday and Cyber Monday Specials at


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Andy’s Leather Offering Holiday Discounts

Save 20 percent off all products from Nov. 22 – 28 and 10 percent off all products from Nov. 29 – Dec. 24, 2017 at

Nebo, N.C.   – Andy’s Leather, purveyor of fine leatherwork for rifles, Scout rifle slings and accessories, is pleased to announce several holiday specials. For Black Fridayand Cyber Monday,  customers will receive 20 percent off all products, including the popular Rhodesian and Ching Slings, belts, jingle bells, tote prototypes and other accessories, using code “BlackFriday” at checkout, between Nov. 22 – 28, 2017. From Nov. 29 through Dec. 24, save 10 percent off all products during Andy’s Leather’s Christmas Sale using code “Xmas2017” at checkout. These special offers can only be taken advantage of by shopping at

Andy’s Leather features 100 percent American-made products by its sole proprietor and founder, Andy Langlois. Handcrafted in North Carolina, Langlois uses high-end bridle leather and solid brass hardware in his designs, including the very popular Rhodesian Sling. The Rhodesian sling is a two-point sling designed for the Scout Rifle, featuring a forward loop. It acts as both a shooting support, as well as a carry strap. While designed for the Scout Rifle, it will also work on any rifle that has the standard sling mounts (Uncle Mike’s style studs).

“I’ve found myself in the giving spirit this season and have decided to several exclusive holiday sales to customers who buy my products direct at Whether you’re looking for rifle slings, belts or a great deal on bags and totes, I’ve got you covered this year,” remarked Langlois.

Andy’s Leather will also feature on sale, for a limited time, select prototype bags and totes, designed from European leathers, for both men and women. Several years in the making, the Irish and Italian leather crafted bags and totes have several models featuring English bridle leather on the handles and straps. Each hide is meticulously chosen for both its durability and its appearance and hand cut and fully stitched without the use of metal. Black Friday / Cyber Monday and Christmas Sale discounts may be applied to the already discounted prices of these prototype bags and totes.

Andy’s Leather’s fine products are also carried by Ruger®, Gunsite AcademyA.H. Larsen (Denmark)Brownells®, Acme Armament and recently added Big Horn Armory. Holiday discounts and sales may vary by dealer.
Langlois is also the founder of The Scout Rifle Forum and Scout Rifle Magazine. For more information on Andy’s Leather, visit

NSSF Commends U.S. Sen. Cornyn for Fix NICS Legislation

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, praised U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) for his leadership on introducing the bipartisan S. 2135, the Fix NICS Act. The legislation drew support from both Republican and Democrat co-sponsors.

“We commend Sen. Cornyn for his leadership to encourage state and federal agencies to enter all applicable records in the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS),” said Lawrence G. Keane, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation. “This legislation will provide states with the necessary resources to promptly and efficiently provide disqualifying records to NICS on those who are prohibited under current law from possessing firearms. Federally licensed firearms retailers rely upon NICS to prevent the sale of firearms to prohibited persons. This legislation will fix NICS so that background checks are accurate and reliable.”

Sen. Cornyn’s legislation would ensure federal and state authorities comply with existing law and accurately report relevant criminal history and mental health records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The bill penalizes federal agencies who fail to properly report relevant records and incentivizes states to improve their overall reporting. The bill also directs more federal funding to the accurate reporting of domestic violence records.

Fixing NICS has long been a top priority for NSSF. The Fix NICS campaign was launched by the firearms industry in 2013 when the industry examined how many states were failing to fully submit prohibiting mental health and other disqualifying records to NICS. Since then, NSSF’s work has resulted in reforms being adopted in 16 states and a 170 percent increase in records submission, to 4.5 million in 2013 up from only from 1.7 million in 2013. Several states, and as tragically learned through recent events, some federal agencies, still are not fully participated in submitting records to keep firearms from those prohibited from purchasing them.

“For years agencies and states haven’t complied with the law, failing to upload these critical records without consequence,” Sen. Cornyn said. “Just one record that’s not properly reported can lead to tragedy, as the country saw last week in Sutherland Springs, Texas. This bill aims to help fix what’s become a nationwide, systemic problem so we can better prevent criminals and domestic abusers from obtaining firearms.”

About NSSF
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 12,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to

CCRKBA: Failure of Gun Laws, Legal System Allowed Rancho Tehama Rampage

BELLEVUE, WA – The horrible truth emerging in the aftermath of the Rancho Tehama Reserve rampage is that California’s legal system and restrictive gun control laws failed miserably, allowing killer Kevin Neal to remain loose and commit mass mayhem, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

“After Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston’s acknowledgement that his department knew, or at least suspected, that Neal had firearms in violation of a court order and did not take proactive steps, it is clear that the legal system in Tehama County, if not the entire state, is a train wreck,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “Johnston’s revelation that Neal had four guns illegally, and that he was able to manufacture two rifles at home prove that the state’s Draconian gun control laws are a joke to be laughed at by any criminal or crazy person who wants a gun.”

Johnston told reporters Wednesday that, “we’re seeing that the more restrictive that the laws come to people that purchase firearms, we’re going to see those criminal elements build their own. That’s what they do.”

“Sheriff Johnston’s astonishingly candid remark literally eviscerates California’s piecemeal gun prohibition strategy,” Gottlieb observed. “Here was a man who was out on bail, on multiple felony charges, and who was a walking violation of every major gun control law in the state.

“The explanation for not confronting Neal is simply outrageous,” he continued. “Johnston said Neal was ‘not law enforcement friendly.’ What a shock! Neal was facing felony prosecution, his neighbors had a restraining order and he had apparently been shooting guns that he wasn’t supposed to have, on his property. Of course he’s not going to be friendly, but that’s why we have search warrants and SWAT teams and jails.

“Two neighbors who reported him are dead,” Gottlieb noted. “Their restraining order was worthless. Gun laws that treat honest Californians like criminals failed to stop a real criminal.

“Our hats are off to the courageous deputies who stopped this madman,” he said. “But we are disgusted by the way the system failed. If this case proves anything, it’s that people who think gun control laws keep guns out of the wrong hands are sadly mistaken, and five new gravestones make that point clear.”

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Springfield Armory SAINT EDGE
Out-Front AR-15: New SAINT™ Edge from Springfield Armory®

Latest model packs proprietary performance into a battle-smart platform

GENESEO, ILL. – Springfield Armory’s SAINT series is capturing the attention of AR-15 enthusiasts – and the SAINT line is growing in lock step to meet demand.

The latest, just-released SAINT Edge carries an armload of proprietary features that make it the most advanced SAINT yet: lightweight, with a slick billet machined lower receiver with Accu-tite™ tension system, patent-pending full-length free float handguard, modular trigger system, unique mid-sized charging handle – even the new SA-Lite™ muzzle brake is a special Springfield Armory design.

The new SAINT Edge builds on the popular 5.56 NATO (.223 REM) AR-15 design Springfield Armory introduced in November, 2016 and has been expanding ever since.

The lower receiver is machined, rather than forged, from aircraft grade 7075 T6 billet aluminum. It is equipped with Springfield Armory’s proprietary adjustable Accu-Tite™ tension system, designed to eliminate receiver play, and features two QD mounting points. The flat-top, optics-ready upper receiver is Type lll hard-coat anodized 7075 T6 aluminum, with forward assist and M4 feed ramps. The MPT enhanced M16 bolt carrier group is finished with super-hard Melonite® and carries a premium 9310 steel bolt, superior to Mil-Spec. The charging handle is Springfield Armory’s exclusive mid-size design for effortless operation.

The patent-pending, free-float aluminum handguard is unique to the SAINT, with a slim, full-length profile you can really get your hand around. M-Lok compatible locking tabs give you an almost unlimited choice of accessories, with multiple QD swivel mounting points for a sling or other equipment. Under the handguard, a mid-length, multi/mode adjustable gas block, pinned in place, provides the flawless operation high-volume shooters demand.

The new trigger system is an exclusive modular match, short-reset single stage design, with the precise feel of a competition rifle. The Melonite™ finished trigger components are super smooth and responds as rapidly as your finger can move.

With the rifle weighing in at just over six pounds, the light-weight profile has a 16″ CMV barrel that is Melonite® finished inside and out, with an optimum 1:8 twist. The newly designed SA-Lite™ muzzle brake is ultra lightweight. Extra large ports and increased surface area of the baffle plates create a highly efficient compensator for reduced recoil and super-steady, repeatable on-target rounds.

The new SAINT Edge also includes a ½ MOA windage adjustable dual aperture rear sight, and ½ MOA elevation-adjustable front sight that can be folded down, or used to co-witness with optics.

Upgraded furniture includes a textured Bravo Company Mod 3 pistol grip, six-position Bravo Mod 0 SopMod butt stock, and Mil-Spec hard-coat anodized aluminum receiver extension — all combat-focused and vault-solid to guarantee no clatter, no wobble, no distracting movement from muzzle to butt.

“The SAINT Edge is a tight, light, fast-handling machine that operators can count on — the most advanced AR-15 we’ve ever built”, says Springfield Armory’s Dennis Reese. “It’s a high quality, performance-based rifle with premium options built in — you don’t have to swap out features to upgrade it. We believe that, shot for shot, dollar for dollar, it’s the best you can get.”

Considering the dramatic success of the SAINT series, AR-15 enthusiasts everywhere – as well as dealers — are likely to agree.

Potential Military Coup in Zimbabwe
An ongoing standoff between President Robert Mugabe and the Zimbabwean military has intensified over the last two days, resulting in what appears to be a military takeover of the country’s government. After the military blocked roads outside of the country’s capital, Harare, soldiers took over the state broadcaster’s headquarters, and local media have reported gunfire and explosions. South African president Jacob Zuma confirmed that Mugabe and his family are safe, but that they are confined to their home amid what many expect will lead to an official transfer of power.
The U.S. Embassy in Harare informed American citizens on 14 November that the embassy would be closed on 15 November, and embassy staff have been urged to shelter in their homes. The United Kingdom has also issued a security update urging travelers to exercise caution.
Click here to read Global Rescue’s member advisory regarding this evolving situation, including analysis and advice for travelers in the area.
The Global Rescue Intelligence and Security Team is monitoring an ongoing situation in the capital of Zimbabwe, Harare, where a military incursion occurred early on 15 November. Our operations team is standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide travel assistance and advisory services to our members in Zimbabwe and worldwide.
For advisory services and assistance with any issues Global Rescue members encounter, please contact Global Rescue at +1.617.459.4200 or
Our partners in Washington, D.C., have been working hard with the new administration and officials in the Dept. of Interior to make this happen. Hats off to all who are fighting for hunters in DC and around the world.

From John Jackson of Conservation Force:

Success: Today the FWS announced that it has made a positive enhancement finding for import of elephant hunting trophies from both Zimbabwe and Zambia for 2016, 2017 and 2018. The announcement was made by FWS Deputy Director Craig Sheehan and Tim Van Norman. The decision on Zimbabwe elephant before 2016 awaits legal resolution. The permits for Zimbabwe requires a Federal Register Notice which will be published within a week or ten days, then those permits can be issued. The Zambia permits are already being issued. 

DSC will be providing more detailed information as it becomes available from the US Fish & Wildlife Service.





news and Information Nov. 10, 2017

Right off the bat, we here at High Caaliber Radio want to wish the United States Marine Corps a very Happy 242nd Birthday!!!!!  This week on High Caliber Radio, we will honor our veterans with patriotic music and discussions on classic U.S. Military Infantry Weapons like the M1 Garand, M14  and M16.  We will also talk about the intervention by armed citizens in the Texas Church Shooting.  Don;t forget, the big gun show in the world will be in Tulsa, Ok this weekend, 4600 tables!!!!




Each day, Global Rescue relies on military veterans as they fulfill important roles in our company.
On this Veterans Day, we hope you will join us in thanking them – and all veterans – for their service. 
(Photo: USMC Retired SSGT Charlie Linville, supported by Global Rescue during his Everest summit with @TheHeroesProject.)
We’ve Got Creedmoor Covered | 6mm CM Available Now Wilson Combat Introduces 6mm CM Rifles
Tactical Hunter In 6mm Creedmoor Now Available At Wilson Combat®
MSRP $3,195

The 6mm Creedmoor is a flatter-shooting .243 caliber cartridge based on a necked-down 6.5 Creedmoor case. The 6mm Creedmoor is also match-accurate and lighter recoiling than it’s parent cartridge and because of its many positive attributes is taking the long range hunting and competition world by storm.

The Tactical Hunter – 7lbs 11oz

The ideal large bore AR for hunting game or general tactical and defensive use. The threaded, match-grade button rifled barrel is ideal for suppressed shooting and an adjustable buttstock gives you the ability to adapt the gun’s size to various size shooters or for storage use. The new Wilson Combat M-LOK® rail is lightweight but rugged and designed for heavy use.


M-Lok® Compatible Rail
Lightweight Billet Upper
Billet Lower Receiver
Threaded Muzzle With Thread Protector
Low Mass Bolt Carrier, Nickel Boron
7lbs 11oz (without scope)
20″ Fluted Match Grade Barrel, 1-8 Twist
– M-Lok® is a registered trademark of Magpul Industries Corps. –

Tactical Hunter In 6mm CM
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About Wilson Combat®
Since 1977 Wilson Combat® has been the leading innovator in high-performance, custom 1911 handguns, tactical long guns, and accessories. A Wilson Combat® product’s unmatched level of exceptional reliability and peerless craftsmanship is only equaled by our legendary customer service. Learn more about us at

Crossfire by Radians Introduces Doubleshot Premium Safety Eyewear Engineered for Shooters and Hunters
Crossfire by Radians introduces Doubleshot—

premium safety eyewear engineered for shooters and hunters

MEMPHIS, TN —Radians®, a leading manufacturer of high performance safety gear for shooters and hunters, has added the Crossfire® Doubleshot™ to its premium line of safety eyewear. Available in a two frame interchangeable lens kit and also sold separately in a clamshell, Doubleshot makes an excellent holiday gift idea for shooters.
The Doubleshot Two Frame Interchangeable Lens Kit (MSRP $99.99) was designed with features that range operators, shooters, hunters, and law enforcement professionals actively seek including:

· Complies with ANSI Z87.1+ standards

· 2 Frames: Matte Black

· 6 Lenses: Clear, amber, smoke, lavender, brown, and vermillion

· Adjustable wire core nosepiece for adjustable comfort all day (Patented feature)

· Ventilation slots to prevent fogging due to temperature changes

· Anti-reflective & Anti-fog coatings

· XtraClear lenses to enhance optical clarity

The kit comes with a premium lens cloth, divided lens bag to keep your lenses and frames protected and organized, and a distinguished Crossfire carrying case.
In addition to the Two Frame Interchangeable Lens Kit, Doubleshot is also sold separately in a clamshell (MSRP $19.99) and is offered in a variety of lens colors, including clear, amber, smoke and vermillion.
Crossfire by Radians is sold through authorized distributors and is available at sporting goods outlets and e-commerce sites. For information on Radians’ comprehensive line of quality safety gear for shooters and hunters, visit Radians or call toll free 1-877-723-4267 to speak to a safety specialist.

Stephen Willeford (Photo: 40/29 News)

No one needs an AR-15.  Anti-gunners love to tell us this.  But I’m pretty sure retired plumber and former NRA instructor Stephen Willeford would disagree.

Willeford is the hero who confronted the crazed gunman who murdered at least 26 people Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX.

What did Willeford use to engage the active shooter, who was decked out in body armor?  An AR-15.

In an interview with NRATV, Willeford spoke about his conscious decision to grab the modern sporting rifle from his gun safe.

“When my daughter ran in and said the man was in tactical gear with a helmet and body armor — when I opened up the safe I pulled out an AR-15,” Willeford explained. “AR-15 is much easier to handle and much easier to aim.”

In a separate interview with CRTV’s “Louder With Crowder, Willeford expounded why a rifle was the optimal choice.

“If I had run out of the house with a pistol and faced a bulletproof vest and kevlar and helmets, it might have been futile,” Willeford said. “I ran out with an AR-15 and that’s what he was shooting the place up with.”

“I hate to politicize that, but that’s reality,” he added.

SEE ALSO: No Charges for Man Who Shot Teen Intruders with AR-15

After a brief gunfight outside the church, the shooter fled the scene. “I stopped his aggression and made him run,” told Willeford NRATV. “I turned his fight into flight, and I did what I had to do.”

Willeford, with the help of a motorist, would pursue the shooter in a vehicle until the perpetrator crashed his own SUV into a ditch.

While waiting for the police to arrive, Willeford held the suspect at gunpoint with his rifle.  When the authorities came to the scene they approached the vehicle, only to find that the shooter was dead.  He had been shot three times, including a self-inflicted wound to the head.  He had given up.

Gun-grabbers like to paint ARs as “military style” rifles and “weapons of war” that have no business being in the hands of responsible citizens. But that’s an easy argument to make when a psychopath isn’t slaughtering your friends and your neighbors down at the local church.

“Those people were my friends,” said Willeford. “Those people have known my family. Those people have been here for generations. I kept hearing those shots and I knew every shot might be representing another person getting hit by a bullet.”

DeSantis Cross-Draw Holster
The new DeSantis Criss-Cross is not your father’s cross-draw! Wear it while you’re driving or walking around town. You can deploy your firearm instantly from this well concealed platform. The Criss-Cross is made from premium American cowhide and is molded for the new micro handguns. They are all fitted with adjustable tensioning devices, so you can have it your way. The belt slots will accommodate belts up to 1 1/2″ wide. MSRP is $53.99


This holster has fits that accommodate:
– Sig P238, P238 Equinox; Kimber Micro Carry .380; Colt Mustang, Pony
– S&W Bodyguard .380, M&P Bodyguard w/ integrated Crimson Trace Laser
– Glock 42
– Glock 43
– Sig P938; Kimber Micro 9mm
– Ruger LCP II

DeSantis Gunhide® is a leading holster manufacturer for city, state and federal law enforcement agencies, the U.S. armed forces, as well as hunting/sport shooting organizations around the world. DeSantis delivers a full range of holster products and accessories designed to meet or exceed the needs of its customers.

IWI Introduces Masada Family of Pistols
The MASADA family of striker-fired pistols for military, law enforcement and civilian purchase will be available in the first quarter of 2018.

Ramat HaSharon, Israel, – Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), an SK Group member – a leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for law enforcement agencies, governments, and armies around the world – is proud to announce the U.S. introduction of the MASADA family of striker-fired pistols for military, law enforcement and civilian purchase.

The MASADA has passive safety mechanisms, including a firing pin block safety and a crisp trigger reset with a built-in trigger safety. It features a fast, easy and safe takedown mechanism with no need to pull the trigger for disassembly. The pistol comes in another variant which utilizes a thumb activated manual safety. The slide comes standard with improved front and rear cocking serrations and enhanced ergonomics with an improved grip angle. The low barrel axis reduces recoil and improves sight recovery. The body is a glass-reinforced polymer frame with a polygonal cold hammer forged barrel in a 1:10RH twist.

Additional features include fully ambidextrous slide stop and magazine release with standard fixed 3-dot tritium illuminated Meprolight night sights. The weight without the magazine is 22.9 ounces (650 g). The MASADA will be available in three colors: OD Green, Black and Flat Dark Earth (FDE).

Casey Flack, CEO of IWI US stated, “This is our first entry into the striker fired pistol market and we are very pleased with the results. Having a completely ambidextrous system, coupled with IWI’s famous performance, will make this a serious contender for civilian and government customers.”

The MASADA pistol with be available in the first quarter of 2018.

New Model 686 and 686 Plus Revolvers Join Performance Center® Brand of Firearms
Join Performance Center® Brand of Firearms
New Model 686 and 686 Plus Revolvers are Purpose-Built for Competition

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today the launch of two new Performance Center revolvers, the Model 686 and Model 686 Plus, to the company’s line of competition firearms. The new Model 686 and 686 Plus revolvers feature premium Performance Center enhancements for a competition-ready package, such as a speed release thumbpiece for quick reloads, interchangeable sights, and a Performance Center tuned action.

Tony Miele, General Manager of the Performance Center, said, “When we began designing these revolvers, we wanted to develop an out-of-the-box solution for those seeking a revolver for competition shooting. Equipped with a speed release thumbpiece, tuned action, and unique visual appearance, these new revolvers have attractive features for bothnew and seasoned competitive shooters. The new Performance Center Model 686 and 686 Plus feature Performance Center enhancements that provide an excellent foundation for shooters looking to customize and gain a competitive edge in the shooting sports, or for those who are new to the sport and looking for an excellent competition-ready value.”

The new Performance Center Model 686 and 686 Plus revolvers feature a stainless steel frame, cylinder, and barrelwith a matte silver finish. Built for competition, these revolvers include a Performance Center speed release, interchangeable orange front sight, and a Performance Center tuned action. These revolvers also feature a unique visual design, including an unfluted cylinder, vented ribbed barrel, and a chromed custom teardrop hammer.

Chambered in .357 Magnum and .38 S&W Special +P, the new Performance Center Model 686 revolver is equipped with a 6 round cylinder and 4-inch barrel, while the Performance Center Model 686 Plus revolver features a 7 round cylinder, 5-inch barrel and features a cylinder cut for moon clips. Both Performance Center Model 686 and 686 Plus have an MSRP of $966.

All Smith & Wesson products are backed by a limited lifetime warranty and lifetime service policy.

For more information about the new Performance Center Model 686 and 686 Plus revolvers, including spec sheets and images, please click here.

SAF: Second Amendment Enabled Armed Citizen to Intervene in Texas
BELLEVUE, WA – For the third time, a legally-armed private citizen has intervened in a church shooting, once again underscoring the importance of the right to keep and bear arms, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.

Sunday’s tragic mass shooting might have been even worse, according to some officials, had not an armed “good Samaritan” fired at mass shooter Devin Patrick Kelley. It was that exchange of gunfire that caused the killer to flee Sutherland Springs with the armed citizen and another man in pursuit, eventually veering off the highway, where he apparently died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

“What happened Sunday in Sutherland Springs once again demonstrates that armed, law-abiding Americans will step forward when the need arises to defend their neighbors and their communities,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “This is not the first time an armed citizen has engaged in a heroic act at a church.

“In Tennessee on Sept. 24,” he recalled, “a gunman opened fire at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ, only to be confronted by Robert Engle, who physically confronted the shooter and, despite being injured, continued the fight until the gunman accidentally shot himself. Engle then retrieved his own gun from his car and held the suspect for police.

“Back in 2007,” Gottlieb added, “a woman named Jeanne Assam shot a man who had entered the New Life Church in Colorado Springs after killing two teens outside. That killer subsequently took his own life.

“We stand in agreement with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton who told both MSNBC and Fox News early Monday that Kelley had already violated laws against murder, so another gun law would not prevent this from happening,” Gottlieb concluded. “The courage of these individuals can never be over stated. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.”

The Second Amendment Foundation ( is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.



News and Information Nov. 3, 2017

Today on High Caliber Radio we will be talking to Jim Supica of the NRA National Firearms Museum.  Jim will give us a preview of the Law Men and Outlaws gun display that can be seen next weekend at the Waunamacher Gun Show in Tulsa.  We will run down the list of current anti gun bills in congress so you can be informed out the progress of our enemies.  We will also take to task and article from the Truth about Guns.  They seem to think that the 1911 pistol is too heavy, low capacity and “dangerous” for everyday carry.  We take exception.

U.S. Concealed Carry Association Statement on New York City Terrorist Attack

U.S. Concealed Carry Association Statement on New York City Terrorist Attack
“Political Leaders Should Allow All Americans to Defend Themselves”
West Bend, WI – The United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) has offered the following statement regarding the terrorist attack in New York City this week:

“On behalf of myself, my family and the entire USCCA community, our hearts go out to the innocent people and their families who fell victim to this terrorist attack,” said Tim Schmidt, Founder & President of the United States Concealed Carry Association. “Our country must come together now as Americans to condemn this senseless violence and offer comfort to those affected. We also honor the continued bravery of our first responders and particularly, the New York City police officer who took down this attacker.

“We must also recognize that acts of terror in the United States and abroad have continued to occur, making the right to self-defense more important than ever. Once the terrorist jumped out of his rental truck that he used to attack the victims, he brandished a weapon that was eventually found to be a pellet gun. A police officer was fortunately able to stop him in in this instance but New York City laws ensured that none of the other citizens there had a weapon to defend themselves especially if the gun was more dangerous.”

“We hope that all political leaders recognize the threats we face and allow all Americans to defend themselves and their families by exercising their right to keep and bear arms.”

Speer Launches New Website

LEWISTON, Idaho – – Speer is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, The totally redesigned site offers a wealth of information on the brand’s proven lineup of loaded ammunition and component bullets, plus a complete library of reloading data, all in a user-friendly format optimized for easy navigation with any device.

The new site lets visitors search by product number or filter by usage and attributes. This allows quick access to comprehensive details on each of Speer’s 238 SKUs, including its legendary lineup of Gold Dot ammunition, the No. 1 choice of law enforcement. Enhanced product detail pages include product and packaging images as additional context.

Sections geared to reloading, protection and training, and law enforcement further speed the search for load data, performance specifications and more.

The dynamic and extremely detailed reloading section lets consumers choose their cartridge and easily filter by attributes such as bullet weight and charge to find the exact recipe to produce the performance they desire. Reloaders will also appreciate the extensive education section, which includes a glossary of terms, step-by-step guide to getting started, and an expanded FAQ section. Highlights
• User-friendly design optimized for easy navigation with all devices
• Detailed product data on each of Speer’s 238 SKUs
• Search by product number or filter by use and attributes
• Complete library of reloading data and recipes
• Special section devoted to safety information
• Speer Gear store with Speer-branded attire
• Links to informative YouTube product videos

Speer is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Speer, go to

Steyr Arms Closing Out Pro Hunter Rifle Line

BESSEMER, Ala. — After 20 years of production, Steyr Arms has announced its parent company, Steyr Mannlicher, GmbH, has ceased production of it’s venerable Pro Hunter rifle line as it focuses on their newest hunting rifle lineup, including the CL II, SM 12 and Scout rifle lines. Steyr has also announced that all remaining Pro Hunter rifles are now on sale.

Introduced in 1997 with a suggested retail price of $1,150 for the standard Mannox finish and $1,250 for stainless, the current inventory of Pro Hunter rifles list for $850 and $900, respectively. Through Nov. 7, the Mannox rifles are on sale for $599 and $699 for stainless versions at participating Steyr Arms dealers or on the website.

Once this limited supply of Pro Hunter rifles is gone, that’s it. Visit the Pro Hunter webpage for more information. This is a great opportunity to own one of these popular Steyr firearms, but act fast because at these prices, they won’t last long.

For more information on the CL II, SM 12 and Scout rifles, visit the Steyr Hunting Rifles webpage.


Hornady Launches Free Mobile Ballistic App

Hornady® Launches Free Mobile Ballistic App with 4DOF™

Get the Hornady Ballistic Calculator App

Hornady®, a world leader in bullet, ammunition, and reloading products is pleased to announce the launch of the new Hornady Ballistic Calculator App that includes the advanced state-of-the-art 4DOF™ calculator as well as a standard BC (ballistic coefficient) calculator. The new Hornady Ballistic Calculator App is available for free on both the Apple and Android app stores and allows users to calculate trajectories in areas without wireless connectivity.

Introduced in an online, website version in August 2016, the new 4DOF™ (4 Degrees of Freedom) Ballistic Calculator has become a popular resource for those seeking more accurate trajectories, especially at extreme ranges. The Hornady 4DOF calculator provides trajectory solutions based on projectile Drag Coefficient (not ballistic coefficient) along with the exact physical modeling of the projectile and its mass and aerodynamic properties. Additionally, it is the first publicly available program that will correctly calculate the vertical shift a bullet experiences as it encounters a crosswind; referred to as aerodynamic jump. The use of drag coefficients, correct projectile dynamics, aerodynamic jump and spin drift enable the Hornady 4DOF ballistic calculator to be the most accurate commercial trajectory program available–even at extreme ranges.

“Current ballistic calculators provide three degrees of freedom in their approach; windage, elevation and range, but treat the projectile as an inanimate lump flying through the air,” said Dave Emary, Hornady Chief Ballistician.” This program incorporates the projectile’s movement in the standard 3 degrees but also adds its movement about its center of gravity and subsequent angle relative to its line of flight, which is the fourth degree of freedom.”
Using Doppler radar, Hornady engineers have calculated exact drag versus velocity curves for each bullet in the 4DOF™ calculator library.
Combined with the physical attributes of the projectiles, the 4DOF™ calculator is simply more accurate for long range hits than using BC based systems or custom drag curves based on limited data collection points.

The 4DOF ballistic calculator is used with pre-populated bullet files that include long range match and hunting style bullets. This includes Hornady ELD-X® and ELD® Match bullets along with appropriate BTHP bullets. In addition, popular long range projectiles from other companies like Sierra, Berger and more are included. To view the online, web version of 4DOF and see the projectiles available, visit

The new Hornady App also features a standard BC based calculator for use with other bullets. Users can enter their own G1 or G7 BC, or choose from the entire lineup of Hornady bullets and ammunition in easily filtered pre-populated lists.

The Hornady Ballistic Calculator App is Bluetooth enabled and will toggle with select wind meters. The App also allows users the ability to create “favorites” (rifle/scope/ammunition combinations) and save them for repeated use.

Download the Hornady Ballistic App from the App Store from Apple or Google Play store for Android.

Founded in 1949, Hornady® Manufacturing Company is a family owned business headquartered in Grand Island, Nebraska. Proudly manufacturing products that are made in the USA, Hornady® Manufacturing is a world leader in bullet, ammunition, reloading tool and accessory design and manufacture.

Smith & Wesson M&P10 SPORT Rifle

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced the addition of the new M&P10 SPORT rifle to the company’s award-winning M&P10 rifle lineup. As the newest addition to the modern sporting rifle family, the M&P10 SPORT rifle features a popular 16″ barrel with a .30 caliber A2-style flash suppressor. Chambered in .308 WIN/7.62×51 NATO caliber, the M&P10 Sport is equipped with ambidextrous controls for both right and left handed shooters in an optics-ready configuration.

Jan Mladek, General Manager of Smith & Wesson and M&P brands, said, “In 2013, Smith & Wesson introduced the award-winning M&P10 rifle, which quickly became a popular choice with consumers. Today, we’re proud to expand the M&P10 line of modern sporting rifles with the release of the M&P10 SPORT rifle in .308 WIN. The M&P10 SPORT rifle offers consumers a top performing modern sporting rifle at a competitive price, and is well suited for target, hunting and competitive sport shooting.”

The M&P10 SPORT rifle is chambered in .308 WIN/7.62×51 NATO and equipped with a mid-length gas operating system, resulting in lower felt recoil. The M&P10 SPORT semiautomatic, modern sporting rifle features a medium-contour 16″ barrel with 5R rifling for increased accuracy, a 6-position telescopic stock, and durable corrosion resistant Armornite® finish on the interior and exterior of the barrel. With an MSRP of $1,049, the M&P10 SPORT ships with a 20 round Magpul® PMAG® and is optics-ready with a picatinny top rail and gas block to easily mount a variety of optics.

For more information about the new M&P10 SPORT rifle, please click here.

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SAF Condemns Anti-Gun Hypocrisy After NYC Carnage
BELLEVUE, WA – With at least eight people dead and more injured in a truck attack in New York City, the Second Amendment Foundation today condemned the hypocrisy of anti-gunners for remaining silent because the suspect did not use a firearm to create mayhem.

“When are the gun control zealots going to admit that the problem we’re facing isn’t guns, it’s violence,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “While most Americans are alarmed and saddened by Tuesday’s horrible events, the gun control crowd, including Mayor Bill de Blasio, hasn’t immediately started screaming about ‘truck violence’ or ‘truck control.’

“Only when a firearm is used do these extremists focus on the weapon,” he continued. “Nobody’s talking about banning trucks. There hasn’t been a rush to the microphones to demand background checks for people who drive pickups. But if a gun had been this madman’s weapon of choice, you would already be hearing shouts for more restrictions on the Second Amendment.”

Police shot the suspect and he is now in custody. He left a trail of broken bodies in his path before law enforcement managed to take him down…with a gun, Gottlieb noted.

“Our hearts and prayers are with the victims and their families,” Gottlieb said. “And our hope is that in the midst of this madness, people can come together and understand that you cannot blame the tool. It’s the black heart of the individual who commits such a heinous act.

“Tens of millions of law-abiding Americans use firearms responsibly every day,” he observed, “and they also drive along our highways, city streets and county roads without harming a soul. Their driving privileges are never threatened when some lunatic runs over a crowd of people, but let one criminal commit a crime with a gun, and suddenly all of us are slandered.

“The problem isn’t gun violence or truck violence,” he said. “The problem is violence, and we’ve got to deal with this problem together.”

The Second Amendment Foundation ( is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

Springfield Armory SAINT AR-15 Pistol
GENESEO, IL – With the new SAINT AR-15 pistol, Springfield Armory brings the same impact of its SAINT platform to a whole new category. The SAINT Pistol is highly capable and upgraded out of the box but in stock-free pistol form.

Instead of a rifle buttstock, the new SAINT AR-15 pistol features a rugged SB Tactical SBX-K forearm brace to reduce size, stabilize recoil, and enhance accuracy in one or two-hand shooting. A 7.5-inch barrel with a 1:7 twist makes the SAINT pistol small, fast, and ideal for CQB. The 416R stainless steel barrel is Melonite® treated to be harder and more accurate than chrome, and is chambered for 5.56 NATO (.223) so ammunition is affordable, versatile, and seriously capable.

The SAINT AR-15 pistol is built around high-end features that make SAINT rifles so popular. Springfield Armory’s exclusive Accu-Tite™ tension system increases the tension between the upper and the lower receivers, ensuring an ideal fit and reducing slop – no shake or rattle. Upper and lower receivers are forged Type III hard-coat anodized 7075 T6 aluminum.

The SAINT pistol’s muzzle is equipped with a blast diverter that pushes sound, concussion and debris forward towards the target — instead of at the operator or fellow shooters — ensuring a more comfortable shooting experience.

The slender, agile handguard is Springfield Armory’s exclusive, patent-pending free float design, with locking tabs and features a forward hand stop. The rifle’s crisp, enhanced nickel boron-coated GI single-stage trigger is paired with a Bravo Company trigger guard. The smooth-operating heavy tungsten buffer system, low-profile pinned gas block, GI style charging handle, and Bravo Company Mod 3 pistol grip are all well-proven in SAINT rifle models. Springfield Armory is known for no-compromise design and, as usual, the attention to detail is obvious.

To ensure durability, the M16 bolt carrier group is precision-machined from Carpenter 158 steel, shot peened and magnetic particle inspected and finished in super-hard Melonite®. For ample shooting capacity, the SAINT pistol carries a Magpul Gen 3, 30-round magazine.

The compact frame makes the SAINT AR-15 pistol an ideal choice for home defense. In addition to high-quality engineering, the SAINT AR-15 pistol is just 26.5 inches long, and weighs under 6 pounds. This pistol delivers the punch of a rifle caliber in a small, fast-handling frame. It’s highly accurate and it’s seriously fun to shoot.

“The new SAINT pistol delivers high precision and proven AR-15 capability in handgun form,” says Springfield Armory CEO Dennis Reese. “We’re always looking for new ways to give our customers more shooting options, and more firearm for the money. The SAINT AR-15 Pistol does both, and then some.”

For more information about the new SAINT AR-15 pistol, please visit

.30 Carbine Motor Patrol Pistol
Available soon

MKS Supply, Inc., Dayton, OH – Inland Manufacturing, makers of the Inland series of M1Carbines, debuts its new .30 Carbine caliber compact pistol.

Just one cool looking pistol.

Inland’s new M30-I.M.P. (Inland Motor Patrol pistol) is a compact version of Inland’s popular full size .30 Carbine caliber firearms. The M30-IMP is fitted into a special Inland/Sage aluminum pistol chassis with Ergo Sure Grip pistol grip and will accept any ATF approved arm brace that utilizes a standard AR style pistol buffer tube.

The 71/2-inch barrel is threaded (1/2×28 tpi) and comes with a thread protector. Each M30-IMP is shipped with one 10-round magazine and, like all Inland .30 Carbine firearms the magazine catch fits higher-capacity military and civilian magazines (See note below).

“These new features combine to make the Inland M30-IMP Motor Patrol Pistol a fun, efficient, compact, robust, intimidating looking and accurate handgun suited for personal defense. The inland M30-IMP is legally defined as a handgun making it an excellent choice for carry in a vehicle.”–Charles Brown, MKS Supply, LLC, president.

Barrel: 71/2- inch threaded muzzle (½-inch x 28 tpi) with protector
Chassis: Inland/Sage MIL-SPEC black anodized aluminum chassis.
Caliber: .30 Carbine
Sight: M1 Carbine style, with adjustable ghost ring aperture rear sight.
Overall length: 16-inches
Weight: 41/2 pounds
Capacity: One 10-round magazine with each pistol.
MSRP: $1399
NOTE: Owners should check with local and state laws regarding legality of handgun magazine capacity larger than 10 rounds.

MKS Supply, LLC
8611-A North Dixie Drive
Dayton, OH

Aero Survival Rifle and Pistol Now Available As A Homebuilder Kit

TNW Firearms Introduces Homebuilder Kit With An ATF Approved 80% Receiver for the Aero Survival Rifle And Pistol

Vernonia, OR – TNW Firearms, a market leading designer and manufacturer of modern and historical firearms, has introduced their Aero Survival Rifle and Aero Survival Pistol in a Homebuilders Kit. Like all Aero Survival firearms, the completed kit is a takedown firearm for the ultimate in portability, making it the ideal emergency survival gun for outdoor enthusiasts, ranchers, pilots or anyone who needs a portable, rugged and reliable semi-automatic firearm. The Aero Survival Homebuilders Kit is perfect for any firearms enthusiast who wants the satisfaction of legally building their own firearm for personal use.

The Homebuilders Kit comes with an ATF approved 80% upper receiver tube that needs to be completed, but all of the other included parts are finished and ready for assembly. Detailed drawings and instructions to finish the 80% receiver tube and an exploded view of all the parts need to assemble the lower are included. The Rifle Homebuilders kit includes a 16.25″ barrel, The Pistol Homebuilders kit comes standard with an 8″ barrel. A 10.25″ pistol barrel is available upon request. The Aero Survival Rifle accepts standard AR15 butt stocks, buffer tubes and pistol grips which are sold separately. The TNW Handguard and handguard adapter are also sold separately.

Similar in appearance and manual-of-arms as an AR pattern rifle or pistol, the Aero Survival Firearm is an original design engineered to be more compact than similar AR based designs. Portable, lightweight, easy to carry and rapid firing, this take-down rifle or pistol uses Glock pattern magazines (Remington 597 for the 22LR). Blowback operated for simplicity and reliability, both the upper and lower receiver are machined from 6061-T6 aluminum. One 10rd magazine is included.

Centerfire Aero Survival Homebuilders Kits are available is in 9mm Luger, .357Sig, .40S&W, 45ACP and even the powerful 10mm, all using Glock pattern magazines. Rimfire versions also available in 22lr and 22WMR and use Remington 597 magazines. The removable barrel and easily convertible caliber changes allow the shooter to switch between similar cartridges with nothing more than the change of a barrel and bolt assembly.

Now available with an MSRP of $375, the new Aero Survival Hombuilders Kit gives firearms enthusiasts an easy to complete pistol caliber carbine or handgun perfect for casual shooting, hunting or emergency situations.

You can find the print needed to see what needs to be finished on the receiver here.
An instructional video is available here.
You can find the ATF Approval letter here.

Barrel length: US 8″ for pistols, 16.25″ for rifles
Breakdown dimensions with barrel removed: US 18.5″ (for rifles depending on which customer supplied stock is used)
Centerfire Cartridges: 9mm, .357Sig, .40S&W, 10mm, .45ACP
Rimfire Cartridges: 22LR, 22WMR
Magazine configuration: Centerfire – Glock pattern, Rimfire-Remington 597
Left or right handed ejection
Coating: None
Action: Semi-automatic, direct blow back
Safety: Sliding safety and integrated child trigger lock

SB Tactical Introduces SBT805 Side-Folding Brace for CZ 805 Bren S1 Pistol

Saint Petersburg, FL – SB Tactical™, inventors and manufacturers of the Pistol Stabilizing Brace™, is taking the CZ 805 Bren S1 Pistol to the next level of performance with the introduction of the SBT805™ integral, side-folding pistol brace.

The SBT805 was developed in partnership with Manticore Arms, Inc. and designed exclusively for the CZ 805 Bren pistol. The SBT805 is BATFE compliant, U.S. Veteran-designed, and proudly made in the USA. Installation of the SBT805™ does not change the classification of a pistol in accordance with GCA provisions.

“The CZ 805 Bren S1 Pistol is a popular PDW pistol, and our customers have been asking for a high-quality, folding brace from SB Tactical,” said Alex Bosco, inventor and CEO of SB Tactical. “The installation of an SBT805 enhances usability and enables the CZ 805 Bren S1 Pistol to remain compact for ease of transport, storage, and concealability.”

The SBT805 weighs-in at just 15.1 ounces with a length of 10.2 inches, and comes ready to install. It will be offered in both black and FDE.

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About SB Tactical™

SB Tactical™, the originator of the Pistol Stabilizing Brace™ and manufacturers of industry-leading firearms accessories, is setting the bar for innovation and product development in the PDW Pistol category. The SB Tactical line of products is veteran designed, BATFE approved, and manufactured in the U.S.A. For more information on the brand’s growing line of products for multiple firearms platforms, visit

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The topic is lights on handguns.  Let’s discuss the why and how.

The why is easy.  A pistol mounted light is in place to illuminate possible adversaries and danger areas during a fight.  There is no other reason to add one.  If there is, please advise me in the comments.  And no, “makes the pistol look cool on Instagram”, while it may be true is not a reason to add one.

The how is a little more complicated as it involves not only operating the light, but also tactics for light use.  On both I can speak with a solid level of experience since I was in no less than six direct gun battles at night in limited visibility situations, and the rest were in less than optimal lighting.

First to establish immutable truths. And there are such truths – maybe not a concern on a clinical training range but certainly so on the street.

1).  The trigger finger is for operating the trigger and nothing else while the pistol is in your hand.  The trigger finger is not for disengaging holster latches, nor safeties.  And the trigger finger is not in any way to be used for operating a light switch. The trigger finger is for operating the trigger.  Period.

2).  The pistol light should be operated by grip pressure alone.  That way, if you only have the firing hand on the pistol, you can still operate the light if needed.  If you need to use either trigger finger (see item number 1), or the support side hand, it is not an optimal light to have on a pistol and in plain truth, you would be better off with a separate flashlight in the support hand.

3).  Any time that light comes on, you, the man holding the light, are a target.  And yes…bad guys will shoot at you and your light regardless of how bright and stroby it is.

Now all that established, let’s move on.  If you add a light, you need to know how to use it.  I am always concerned about drawing fire by using a light excessively or inappropriately.  If there was no concern over such things, we would simply turn the light on and leave it on like they do on TV Cop shows.  I expect that most guys that add a light to their pistol, rifle or shotgun, will do just this and then vociferously defend their tactics online.  They are wrong and it will eventually get them killed.

I teach students to refrain from using the light as much as possible and only use it when absolutely necessary. And that “necessary” occurs only when there is doubt about what the target is. We do not need as much “Target ID” as some would have you believe.

For example, if I see two six foot tall 200 pound shadows in my home at zero-dark-thirty, I am safe in assuming that they are home invaders and I will shoot them to the ground since nobody that lives with me is 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. I have all the target ID I need.

Feel free to seek more if there is doubt, but understand that you do not need to see the “target” in full sunlight with zero questions.  Seeking more will cost you more risk.  And at some point the risk becomes foolish when it can be avoided.  Understand that if it was truly a violent armed adversary, and you turned on your light, he will shoot at your light without the regard for placement and safety and identification that you have so vehemently trained for.  He will send fifteen rounds in your general direction with a pretty good chance of connecting with one before you think of switching off that light with your trigger finger.  I know I would.

There are tactics to use the light properly that mitigate the danger of turning it on, but for now understand that when the light is on you are a target.  Whether the enemy shoots you or not is his choice…not yours.

I have a Surefire pistol light on my Home Defense Pistols (just like I used in SWAT although vastly improved) because all Proactive CQB Pistols should have a light. Did you catch the qualifier adjectives? “Proactive” and “CQB”.  I did not say “All Pistols”.

Pistols that are carried daily and reactive in purpose do not require nor do they benefit from adding a light.  Move through the urban night environment and you will see that short of a black out (which would require a light to navigate), there is always sufficient ambient light to recognize a pending threat or upcoming attack.  There is no tactical scenario that I can envision where one would need to reactively illuminate a threat prior to shooting.  And if you are venturing out after dark, like most of us, adding a small modern light to the pocket makes more sense than lugging a pistol mounted light around all day.

The companies that make pistol lights have a vested interest in convincing the public that all pistols need lights, and that nobody should ever carry a pistol without a light.  That is great for sales but not the best choice for everyone else.  So “some pistols in some applications” benefit from having a light mounted…others do not.

As well, as mentioned earlier – if you are mounting a light on a pistol, it must be operable with the shooting hand grip pressure while the trigger finger is on the trigger.  If you cannot operate the light, in a pressure activated momentary manner with your shooting hand only, and while your trigger finger is on the trigger, it is a silly accessory and does not belong on the pistol of a serious gunfight-focused shooter.


This is a good choice.  See the grip activated pressure switch?


This very popular light is a poor choice.  There is no way the user will be able to activate the light, one handed, while the trigger finger is on the trigger.  To use a light on a pistol properly, it must be used with a momentary pressure switch.  Add pressure and the light turns on.  Remove or relax pressure and the light turns off.  I want to be able to illuminate a threat with that pistol light, via grip pressure while my finger is in contact with the trigger.

Having to use my trigger finger or the fingers of my support hand to operate the light is unsatisfactory.

The final point is the issue of lumens.  The gun world wants brighter because they have been trained by the Lumens Arms Race.

“More brighter is more better”, or “Turn night into day”.  You hear similar themes from those who are supported by the flashlight companies. I will go against the flow and say that you cannot turn night into day, nor should you try to.  I will also say that “bright is relative”.  You can have a light that is too bright.  I prefer less lumens for close quarters applications.  Remember why you are using the light.  To see more than is possible with ambient light.  The light is not going to protect you from incoming fire.  But an excessively bright light will momentarily blind you inside a small room just as it may temporarily blind the adversary.  And the adversary can still send rounds in your direction in panic fire even if he cannot specifically see you.  Limited use of the light not only means temporary flashes, but it also means not using overly bright lights indoors.

Think the matter through and you will arrive at my same conclusions.  Next article will deal more with the reality versus the myth of target identification.

Well…there is a great deal of silliness involving the shotgun these days thanks to the gun golfers. The use of the shotgun does not require shooting it empty and then racing to load it with one hand while peering into the widened loading gate like a teenager at a Playboy centerfold. Sport and life are not the same. Shall we say that hymn like three times now?
I suspect that I have not shot more bad guys with shotguns than most other trainers in the industry, I am at least in the top 3%. I never used more than four rounds in a single event. Loading during the fight was never an issue. Speed loading via the loading port, like a pistol speed load, was never necessary. In fact I have queried our 50,000 member mailing list and this forum several times through the years about these topics –
Tell me of a time when a pistol speed load or a shotgun speed load (or a rifle speed load for that matter) saved the shooter from imminent death. And by that I do not mean that they speed loaded in a fight…rather that they were standing there with an empty gun, about to be shot…clearly…and only their deft and dynamic speed load followed by a subsequent shot that killed the bad guy, saved the day.
Those are the parameters otherwise it is not as useful a technique as some might think.
No responses that fit into those parameters were reported. I am not saying that they have “never” happened, but certainly not that anyone reports.
So the whole load through the ejection port thing is not as valuable as initially considered by the shotgun doctrines put forth.
Instead, when the shotgun is operated properly, the action is mindlessly and automatically cycled with every trigger press. It is almost as if you are pressing, cycling, pressing, cycling, pressing, cycling and during that time the weapon is also firing. If you run out, you will have also cycled the action where upon you now have a closed action and empty gun. Now we start the clock. Is it faster to
A). Open the action, access and drop in a single round, close the action and shoot the bad guy with the one and only shot you have? Or….
B). Grab ten rounds and load them in with visual focus on the loading gate like the golfers do? Or….
C). Sling the shotgun and shoot the bad guy with your pistol…which if you have a shotgun you already have a pistol.?
My money is on C, even though gun games do not allow such a thing.
So lets put that “Shotgun Speed Load” on the same pyre as all those other sacred cows we have broiled, baked or otherwise incinerated shall we.
The shotgun is loaded through the loading gate – the loading gate is forward of the trigger guard incidentally…not on the side of the receiver.
Now how do we do that?
We load the shotgun while looking downrange at the dead bad guy’s body, or at the area we expect more bad guys to come from. We load one by one. Some guys with big hands may be able to load two or more at a time, but as you know…I like efficiency and effectiveness over speed. I would rather go one-by-one and not drop any of the few rounds I have, than to try to load five at a time and drop two. That is just me and guys like Suarez Staffer Eric Tull, whose hands are the size of dinner plates, may have better luck.
The side saddle helps with the one-by-one loading. Remember that speed loading IS NOT THE GOAL.
Positioning of the rounds brass up, brass down, is not that important. If I have two types of ammo in there I will position them differently so I know. I may also use different color shells, or one that is ridged and one that is not. Normally, unless otherwise indicated, I like my shells brass up. Why? Very simply. That way gravity will keep them from falling out while involved in the access, firing, tactical cycle of events.
As we move into 2018 we will likely do a modernized shotgun video. It will be streamed on our video channel.


News and Information Oct. 27, 2017

This week on High Caliber Radio we will talk about so called, ” Brush Busting Calibers” and their effectiveness in shots thru light cover.  We will also be discussing cold weather clothing and concealed carry.  We will have an interview with Tom Harman from U.S. Law Shield.  Tom will tell us how U.S. Law Shield works to protect you and your family after a shooting or other weapons related incident.


On October 11th, we published an article about a team of Russian shooters from Lobaev Arms who set a new long-range world record by hitting a 1-meter target at 4,604 yards, which is approximately 2.6 miles. The rifle manufacturer announced this record on its Facebook page on October 3rd.

Unbeknownst to us, and apparently to the Lobaev team, was that on September 30th Charlie Melton, a retired United States Navy SEAL sniper, shot a 40-inch target at 5,000 yards, smashing all previous records.

For the record-breaking shot Charlie Melton, who runs Charlie Mike Precision, teamed up with Brad Stair of Performance Guns. Over several conversations with Charlie and Brad, I was able to get the details of their record-breaking shot.

Performance Guns, which is based out of Salt Lake City took an Armalite AR-30 and modified it to shoot .408 Tejas, which is a modified .408 Chey Tac. The .408 Tejas round when compared to a .408 Chey Tac has a 50-degree shoulder for increased powder capacity. The actual .408 Tejas bullets used for the shot were monolithic, weighed 420 grains, and were turned on a screw machine.

The Modified Armalite AR-30 had a 31-inch Pac-Nor barrel with an Armalite muzzle brake. The rifle was equipped with a Jewell trigger that was tuned to 6 ounces. The shot was taken with a Shots Gunsmithing bipod that was designed for the Armalite AR-X series of rifles. The .408 Tejas round had an average velocity of 3,065 fps.

The Modified Armalite AR-30 chambered in .408 Tejas. (Photo: Brad Stair of Performance Guns)

In regard to glass, the team used a Nightforce NXS 12-45 x 56 that was set on 21 power. To get the necessary 419.6 minutes of angle to make the shot, the team used Ivey Adjustable scope rings in conjunction with a Charlie TARAC prism. (We wrote about the Charlie TARAC prism when we discussed the record-breaking sniper kill by the Canadian JTF2 team in Iraq earlier this year.)

Getting to the actual shot, Charlie, and his team loaded several 10 round batches that had different amounts of powder. They connected on the 40-inch target when shooting the 7th shot of the 3rd batch of ammo.

The .408 Tejas round had an average velocity of 3,065 fps and took almost 13 seconds to reach the target that was about 2.84 miles away. (Photo: Brad Stair of Performance Guns)

You could say that it took 37 rounds to hit the target, but I think it is more appropriate to say that they found a calibrated load that was optimized for stabilizing the .408 Tejas round into subsonic range, and once the optimal load was found, it took seven rounds to hit the target.

The team had a Density Altitude of 5,200 feet, and they had to contend with a 3 to 4 mph 1/2 wind value. The wind was measured with a Kestrel 4500. Plugging the provided values into my Applied Ballistics firing solution, the .408 Tejas round had a flight time of 12.816 seconds.

Overall, very impressive. What is incredible is the accuracy of the Performance Guns rifle. An accurate rifle at a minimum should be able to hold a 1-inch group at 100 yards. Good glass, consistent ammunition, and a good shooter should be able to hold a 10-inch group at 1,000 yards, 20-inch group at 2,000 yards, 30-inch group etc. Charlie shot a 40-inch target at 5,000 yards, which means that at a minimum his rifle is capable of shooting a .80 inch group at 100 yards.

When I asked Brad about that he said that the rifle that Charlie used grouped 1/4 MOA at 100 yards, further adding that the rifles that leave his shop typically achieve groups between 1/4 – 3/8 MOA at 100 yards.

SEE ALSO: Russians Set New Long Range World Record: 2.6 Miles!

Not only is Charlie a world class shooter, but he is also a world-class instructor. Charlie Mike Precision, Charlie’s company, specializes in long-range precision rifle training. If you have a desire to learn the finer points of long range shooting, don’t hesitate to schedule a class.

Charlie and his team are gearing up for a 6,000-yard shot. I have total confidence that his team will beat their own record in the very near future. Great job guys!



New Book: The Practical Guide to Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition

New Guide Helps Beginning and Intermediate Handgun Owners Develop Confidence and Skill

CHARLESTON, SC – Practical Guides is pleased to announce the release of their newest book. Using an un-intimidating and delightfully entertaining approach, The Practical Guide to Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition helps beginning and intermediate shooters learn safety, handgun operation and related concepts including purchasing, range etiquette, and accessorizing. While a valuable resource for readers who have no experience with guns and shooting, the book is also helpful for beginning and intermediate handgun owners.

“Americans are buying guns in record numbers,” observes author Tom McHale. “However, it’s not easy for someone new to the world of guns and shooting to get up to speed. Even a first visit to a gun store or range can be intimidating. Our goal is to simplify and take the mystery out of all of it.”

In light-hearted style, The Rookie’s Guide to Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition offers easy-to-understand and practical tips for topics including:

Types of guns: The guide outlines not only the different types of handguns like pistols, revolvers, and derringers, but also explains the pros and cons of different actions for the reader’s intended use.

Gun safety tips: The book covers the rules of gun safety in depth, taking care to explain why safety procedures are so important. The guide also covers “safety etiquette” rules expected at shooting ranges.

How to buy a gun: Chapters on gun stores, federal licensing, and even how to buy new and used guns online take the mystery out of the process so that potential gun buyers can shop with knowledge and confidence.

Basic shooting techniques: For new and experienced readers alike, the book covers important skills like stance, trigger control, natural point of aim, malfunction clearing, and grip.

Ammunition: Readers will understand the difference between rimfire, centerfire, practice, and self-defense ammunition and why using the right type is so important.

Cleaning and maintenance: Step-by-step procedures with photos show new gun owners how to clean their handguns and what to do (and not) do for corrosion-free storage.

Accessories: Readers will learn about lights, lasers, holsters, and optical sights, including their pros and cons – in plain English and without all the technical jargon.

Resources: The guide directs readers to resources for in-person and virtual training, gun, ammunition, and accessory purchases, and legal issues.

The Practical Guide to Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition makes the process of getting from beginner to experienced, safe, and competent simple and fun. Loaded with pictures, this book provides everything one needs to know to get started with the shooting sports.

The Rookie’s Guide to Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition is available in eBook and Paperback formats at Amazon, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, and other retailers.

Smith & Wesson Announces New M&P M2.0 Pistol With TRUGLO TFX Sights

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that the company’s popular M&P M2.0 pistol is now available with front and rear TRUGLO TFX sights. Chambered in both 9mm and .40 S&W in the popular Flat Dark Earth finish, the M&P M2.0 pistol features a 4.25″ barrel, no thumb safety, and ships with TRUGLO TFX sights for enhanced visibility in a variety of conditions.

Jan Mladek, General Manager for Smith & Wesson® and M&P® brands said, “The M&P M2.0 pistol in Flat Dark Earth withTRUGLO TFX sights provides the consumer with an out-of-the-box solution for enhanced visibility in all lighting conditions. The TRUGLO TFX pistol sights feature encapsulated Tritium and Fiber Optic technology that improve both daylight and nighttime sight visibility, and are a perfect complement to the M&P M2.0 pistol.”

The M&P M2.0 pistol with TRUGLO TFX sights delivers a reliable, striker-fired pistol that features all of the popular M2.0 features, including the new M2.0 trigger and aggressive grip texturing. The pistol features a solid, molded polymer frame designed for comfort and durability, four interchangeable palmswell grips, and an 18-degree grip angle for natural point of aim.

For more information about the M&P M2.0 pistol with TRUGLO TFX sights, including spec sheets and images, please click here.

For more information about the M&P M2.0 family of firearms and other Smith & Wesson products, please visit

Nightforce Announces Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Celebration With Ruger Rifle Promotion

With Special Edition Ruger 10/22 Promotion

Lavonia, GA — Nightforce® Optics, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium sport optics and related products including riflescopes, spotting scopes, and accessories, announces the celebration of their 25th anniversary by offering a Special Edition Ruger® 10/22 rifle with the purchase of select Nightforce riflescopes. The promotion applies to riflescope purchases made from October 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

“We’re celebrating a quarter-century of phenomenal success by ‘giving back’ to our steadfast fans and customers,” said Gordon Myers, Director of Sales and Marketing. Nightforce is offering a complimentary Nightforce 25th Anniversary Special Edition Ruger 10/22 at no additional charge with the purchase of select Nightforce riflescopes from authorized Nightforce Optics dealers. “Partnering with a trusted brand like Ruger and offering a limited edition of their renowned 10/22 rifle to purchasers of our riflescopes is a win-win for our consumers and dealers alike,” Myers said. “This exclusive offer honors our 25-year commitment to excellence in optics, embraced by shooting and hunting enthusiasts from amateur to professional, by delivering a truly legendary firearm to the collections of shooting enthusiasts. It’s our way of saying thank you to the shooting community that supports our industry,” he added.

Qualifying purchasers receive a Nightforce 25th Anniversary Special Edition Ruger 10/22 rifle featuring:
§ “Nightforce 25th Anniversary” engraved on red and black laminate hardwood stock
§ Receiver / Barrel – Satin Stainless, Threaded Barrel with Flash Hider (CA compliant model available)
§ NFO-0000 Serialization
§ Ruger® Combination Weaver Rail
§ Ruger® Clear BX-1-CLR 10-Round Mag
§ Ruger® BX-Trigger
§ Extended Magazine Release

This complimentary, no additional charge Nightforce 25th Anniversary Special Edition Ruger 10/22 rifle offer is good for new retail purchases of the following riflescope models only, while supplies last, from authorized Nightforce Optics dealers only:
§ ATACR 7-35×56 F1 Model Numbers: C569, C570, C571, C578
§ ATACR 5-25×56 F2 Model Numbers: C553, C554, C555
§ NXS 8-32×56 F2 Model Numbers: C350, C354, C437, C509, C530
§ Competition 42×44 Model Numbers: C558, C559
§ Competition 15-55×52 Model Numbers: C511, C512, C513, C514

§ Customer must be at least 18 years of age where legally required, and must be at least 21 years of age where legally required.
§ Customer must be a U.S. resident, and must provide a U.S. address.
§ Customer must be able to legally possess the firearm in this offer.
§ Customer must comply with all federal, state, and local laws for redemption.

Customers must meet all the promotion requirements to be eligible to redeem the complimentary rifle offer. Further details regarding eligibility, and all redemption requirements are on the Nightforce 25th Anniversary Special Edition Ruger 10/22 rifle landing page at www.nightforceoptics/1022.

For consumer and dealer questions regarding the redemption process, ordering information, and inventory, please call 208.476.9814 or email

For more information on Nightforce Optics, please visit, or email Customer Service at

NovX Now Shipping

NovX 9mm Ammunition – Now Shipping!

October 2017 – NovX is now shipping their recently announced 9mm rounds, introduced just weeks ago by the industry’s top media outlets. Effective immediately consumers can experience the most effective combination of bullet technology that the media has been clamoring about.

Welcome to the new world of ammunition where NovX changes the way we think. This world-changing ammo combines a stainless steel case and copper polymer bullet, creating the first 9mm Luger +P and standard pressure Engagement: Extreme Self-Defense cartridges. At 1,710 FPS there is no +P copper poly bullet that is faster. At 65gr there is none lighter. The bullet flies flatter than lead, offers less felt recoil, and creates absolutely devastating wound channels.

NovX Bullet Specifications:

NovX 9mm ARX® Engagement: Extreme Self-Defense NovX 9mm ARX® +P Engagement: Extreme Self-Defense

9mm Luger ARX® 9mm Luger ARX®

65 grain 65 grain

Velocity: 1,672 FPS Velocity: 1,710 FPS

Energy: 358 FT-LBS Energy: 422 FT-LBS

MSRP: $27.99 (26 round box) MSRP: $28.99 (26 round box)

NovX 9mm RNP™ CrossTrainer NovX 9mm RNP™ +P CrossTrainer

9mm Luger RNP® 9mm Luger RNP®

65 grain 65 grain

Velocity: 1,600 FPS Velocity: 1,690 FPS

Energy: 347 FT-LBS Energy: 386 FT-LBS

MSRP: $27.00 (51 round box) MSRP: $28.99 (51 round box)

+P Combo Pack: MSRP: $54.99 (includes 26 ARX +P Engagement: Extreme / 51 RNP +P CrossTrainer)

SB Tactical MAG 20 and SB-SAC

Saint Petersburg, Fla. – SB Tactical™, inventors and manufacturers of the Pistol Stabilizing Brace™, has introduced two new accessories to its ever-expanding line of products for the PDW pistol market. The SB-MAG20 and SB-SAC are functional, common sense accessories that ensure quick, onboard access to vital components in sleek, compact units.

Designed by SB Tactical as the ideal transport and storage accessory for AR magazines and braced PDW pistols, the SB-MAG20 is an innovative magazine pouch that mounts inside most SB Tactical AR braces. Unlike many other AR mag pouches, the SB-MAG20 fits 5.56 aluminum GI, Magpul PMAG, and Lancer L5AWM 20 round magazines without requiring different pouches. The SB-MAG20 comes with a 1″ Velcro replacement strap for braces that have a 1 1/2″ strap and is available in Black or FDE.

The SB-SAC soft pouch was developed in conjunction with Grey Ghost Gear LLC., and is made of Hypalon, an innovative, synthetic rubber, which is used to make Zodiac inflatable boats. Sized to accept a C-A-T tourniquet (or similar sized items), and designed to work with most SB Tactical Pistol Stabilizing Braces, the SB-SAC is the ideal accessory for braced PDW pistols. The SB-SAC can be mounted inside or outside the brace for transport and storage, features quality YKK zippers for fast access to contents, and is water, chemical, UV and corrosion resistant. The SB-SAC is compatible with 1″ & 1 1/2″ strap SB Tactical braces and is available in Black or FDE.

The SB-MAG20 and SB-SAC are U.S. Veteran-designed, and made in the USA.

For more information visit and follow @SB Tactical on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

UTG Super Slim Picatinny RMR Mount

For those of you who wish to mount a micro reflex sight on your rifle or shotgun, UTG has created the perfect mounting base for you. UTG Super Slim Picatinny RMR® Mounts hang with the best of them, yet maintain an exceptional value. Most micro reflex sights do not come with the proper mounting hardware for the consumer to quickly mount on to their firearms. While there are other mounts available to remedy this they can be pretty expensive. With UTG Super Slim mounts you can achieve the same result for a fraction of the cost, making the initial cost upfront to get your micro reflex sight up and gunning easier on the wallet. Some might think that by paying less they have to be of lower quality, but this is simply is not the case.

UTG produces these mounts at a lower price point due to a combination of both manufacturing assets and experience gained after 25 years of commitment in the industry. The Super Slim mounts are constructed from 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum and are finished in a matte black anodize; giving them incredible durability in a lightweight package. To guarantee zero retention, locking Torx screws are utilized to clench the full-length slide plate onto any MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail and three square-shaped recoil stops on the bottom of the mounting base fully engages the Picatinny rail slots. The combination of the two reduces the potential for any movement whether forward or rearward on the rail providing a secure and repeatable zero hold. Several options are available to fit your specific firearm application. Spend more time burning ammo and not your wallet. Get yourself a Super Slim Picatinny RMR® Mount that delivers.

MT-RMRAC, Absolute Co-witness Mount MSRP – $22.97
MT-RMRXS, Low Profile 0.40″ Mount MSRP – $22.97
MT-RMR13C, Lower 1/3 Co-witness Mount MSRP – $22.97
MT-RMRKIT, includes Low Profile & Absolute Co-witness Mounts MSRP – $39.97

FN Issues Mandatory Safety Recall of All FN M249S Rifles
McLean, VA – FN America, LLC, announces today the mandatory recall of certain FN M249S® semi-automatic, belt-fed rifles in both standard and PARA configurations. A recently identified design issue within the hammer group of the rifle may adversely affect the rifle’s reliability. Under certain circumstances, a reset failure within the hammer group may cause the M249S to cease to function, causing an unsafe firing event. To correct this condition and restore consistent, proper and safe operation of the firearm, it is necessary to replace the hammer group.

FN is instructing customers to discontinue use of these rifles immediately and return affected products to FN directly for installation of a new hammer group, at no cost.

Well…there is a great deal of silliness involving the shotgun these days thanks to the gun golfers. The use of the shotgun does not require shooting it empty and then racing to load it with one hand while peering into the widened loading gate like a teenager at a Playboy centerfold. Sport and life are not the same. Shall we say that hymn like three times now?
I suspect that I have not shot more bad guys with shotguns than most other trainers in the industry, I am at least in the top 3%. I never used more than four rounds in a single event. Loading during the fight was never an issue. Speed loading via the loading port, like a pistol speed load, was never necessary. In fact I have queried our 50,000 member mailing list and this forum several times through the years about these topics –
Tell me of a time when a pistol speed load or a shotgun speed load (or a rifle speed load for that matter) saved the shooter from imminent death. And by that I do not mean that they speed loaded in a fight…rather that they were standing there with an empty gun, about to be shot…clearly…and only their deft and dynamic speed load followed by a subsequent shot that killed the bad guy, saved the day.
Those are the parameters otherwise it is not as useful a technique as some might think.
No responses that fit into those parameters were reported. I am not saying that they have “never” happened, but certainly not that anyone reports.
So the whole load through the ejection port thing is not as valuable as initially considered by the shotgun doctrines put forth.
Instead, when the shotgun is operated properly, the action is mindlessly and automatically cycled with every trigger press. It is almost as if you are pressing, cycling, pressing, cycling, pressing, cycling and during that time the weapon is also firing. If you run out, you will have also cycled the action where upon you now have a closed action and empty gun. Now we start the clock. Is it faster to
A). Open the action, access and drop in a single round, close the action and shoot the bad guy with the one and only shot you have? Or….
B). Grab ten rounds and load them in with visual focus on the loading gate like the golfers do? Or….
C). Sling the shotgun and shoot the bad guy with your pistol…which if you have a shotgun you already have a pistol.?
My money is on C, even though gun games do not allow such a thing.
So lets put that “Shotgun Speed Load” on the same pyre as all those other sacred cows we have broiled, baked or otherwise incinerated shall we.
The shotgun is loaded through the loading gate – the loading gate is forward of the trigger guard incidentally…not on the side of the receiver.
Now how do we do that?
We load the shotgun while looking downrange at the dead bad guy’s body, or at the area we expect more bad guys to come from. We load one by one. Some guys with big hands may be able to load two or more at a time, but as you know…I like efficiency and effectiveness over speed. I would rather go one-by-one and not drop any of the few rounds I have, than to try to load five at a time and drop two. That is just me and guys like Suarez Staffer Eric Tull, whose hands are the size of dinner plates, may have better luck.
The side saddle helps with the one-by-one loading. Remember that speed loading IS NOT THE GOAL.
Positioning of the rounds brass up, brass down, is not that important. If I have two types of ammo in there I will position them differently so I know. I may also use different color shells, or one that is ridged and one that is not. Normally, unless otherwise indicated, I like my shells brass up. Why? Very simply. That way gravity will keep them from falling out while involved in the access, firing, tactical cycle of events.
As we move into 2018 we will likely do a modernized shotgun video. It will be streamed on our video channel.


Oct. 20, 2017

This week on High Caliber Radio we will talk about the proposed qualification course for Arkansas’ new enhanced concealed carry permit.  With modern gun deer season just around the corner, we will talk about hunting and firearms safety.



ThermoBlock Shooting Bags

Broomfield, CO.: Today’s shooters are as likely to own an MSR platform rifle as they are to own a traditional bolt-action rifle. To date, the only option the semi-automatic user has for shooting bags is to use leather, thin polyester, suede or old shot bags. The problem with these materials is that they are too thin, tear easily and are extremely susceptible to heat. Enter the ThermoBlock Shooting Bags-with built in “heat-shield” and 2x thicker ballistic woven fabric.

The NEW ThermoBlock family of filled shooting bags are setting the world (literally) on fire by combining heat forge-proof temperature shields with excessively tough woven fabric exteriors. Here’s a summary of what makes these shooting bags the best in the shooting industry.
1. Using an integrated Nomex-type heat shield, these bags can stand the 400°F temperatures that barrels and hot gasses reach in rapid fire situations.
2. These bags are constructed of heavy-duty, cross-woven fabric that is literally 2x thicker than the competition.
3. To ensure a secure footing on many surfaces, these bags have a rubber traction plate bonded to their bottom surface.
4. To improve forend grip properties, a small silicone surface is strategically placed in key holding areas.

ThermoBlock Shooting Bags are Available in the Following Models:
· Forend (Filled) Shooting Bag for Replacement on Forend Shooting Rests
· Front (Filled) Shooting Bag
· Rear (Filled) Shooting Bag
· Front & Rear (Filled) Shooting Bag Set
· Precision (Filled) Shooting Bag
· Forend (Filled) Shooting Bag-Standard with Allen® Citadel Shooting Rest (pictured)

There is no other shooting bag like this available in the market today. Make sure your merchandise assortment fits the needs of this large market segment and get yours today.

For more information about ThermoBlock Shooting Bags, visit us at or call (800) 876-8600. Media contact: Lee Betty via phone (720) 390-6716 or via email

Crosman Awarded JROTC Contract

Crosman Corp., Bloomfield, New York, the world’s largest designer and manufacturer of airguns and airgun ammunition, is proud to announce it has once again been awarded the contract to be the official supplier of sporter class air rifles for the Army JROTC program. The Army will purchase more than 13,000 Challengers, adding to the more than 4,000 rifles they purchased in 2016. The air rifles will be built at Crosman’s headquarters in Bloomfield, New York.

“For the past several years I’ve had the honor and privilege to work with the JROTC instructors and their cadets.” said Mark Deboard, Shooting Services Manager for Crosman. “It is incredibly rewarding to know that our product helps them become better competitors.”

The Challenger is the preferred sporter class air rifle for competitive marksmanship programs throughout the country, including the Marine Corps JROTC, Army JROTC, Air Force JROTC, Navy JROTC, American Legion, and 4-H. The Challenger is a three-position competition rifle that features a fully adjustable stock, a two-stage, adjustable match grade trigger, a hooded front aperture sight, a micro click, adjustable diopter rear sight, a patented ambidextrous pull bolt, and a floating Lothar Walther™ barrel.

“The Crosman Challenger has long been the preferred air rifle for coaches from a variety of marksmanship programs,” said Jennifer Lambert, VP Marketing & Product Development for Crosman. “As the leading American manufacturer of airguns, we’re proud that the Army JROTC chose to continue our partnership and we can’t wait to see what new championships and records their cadets will achieve with the Challenger.”

Numrich Gun Parts Corporation Launches New Website

America’s Leading Supplier of Gun Parts and Accessories Improves Online Shopping Experience

West Hurley, NY — — Numrich Gun Parts Corporation, America’s leading supplier of obsolete and hard-to-find gun parts and accessories, announced the launch of its newly designed website and ‘notify me’ feature.

The updated site offers a cleaner design, enhanced search and navigation, and improved checkout process. With an inventory of over 300,000 products, users can now search for the gun parts they need with ‘shop by manufacturer’ and ‘shop by category’ options.

Numrich Gun Parts’ new website features comprehensive product detail pages that include schematics, related products, and a brand new ‘notify me’ option for temporarily out of stock parts. Additionally, newly acquired rare parts are now featured in the ‘obsolete parts’ category for easy access.

With simpler navigation and cleaner design, the new website also addresses individual state gun laws, regulations, and restrictions.

Numrich Gun Parts regularly updates its site with new products and schematics. Interested website visitors can sign up for a monthly newsletter for the latest website updates, product launches, and industry tips.

New Hornady Products for 2018

(Grand Island, Nebr.) — Hornady® Manufacturing, an industry leader in bullet and ammunition technology, is proud to announce a comprehensive lineup of new and technologically advanced products for 2018.

These new ammunition, bullet, reloading and security products will be available from stocking dealers, major retail sporting goods stores and their websites. Dealers can be found by visiting the Retail Locator on

Learn about the 2018 new products lineup at

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Critical Defense® Rifle

When lives are on the line, only the best will do. The patented Flex Tip® of the Critical Defense FTX® bullet not only helps keep the nose cavity free from clogging as it passes through heavy clothing but also helps the bullet expand quickly, even at low velocity.

Designed for short-range defensive situations, Critical Defense® Rifle delivers quick expansion for reduced potential of over-penetration.

Available Loads:
• 223 Rem 55 gr. FTX®
• 223 Rem 73 gr. FTX®
• 308 Win 155 gr. FTX®

Hornady® Subsonic Ammunition

Hornady® 300 Blackout Subsonic Ammunition is designed for accuracy and performance below the speed of sound. The new 190 gr Sub-X™ (Subsonic – eXpanding) bullet features a lead core and a cannelure for a positive case crimp. Long grooves in its gilding metal jacket combine with the bullet’s flat profile and the patented Flex Tip® insert within its hollow-point cavity helps it expand reliably at low velocities.

Performance of the 300 Blackout Subsonic load meets or exceeds FBI Protocol terminal ballistic test requirements.

6.5 PRC

The name says it all! The 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge was designed to achieve the highest levels of accuracy, flat trajectory and extended range performance in a sensibly designed compact package.
Utilizing moderate powder charges that result in repeatable accuracy, low recoil and reasonable barrel life, the 6.5 PRC still produces high velocities for both hunting and target shooting with performance
well beyond 1000 yards.
Hornady® Precision Hunter™ 6.5 PRC 143 gr ELD-X®:
2,960 fps | G1 BC: .623 | G7 BC: .314
Hornady® Match™ 6.5 PRC 147 gr ELD® Match:
2,910 fps | G1 BC: .697 | G7 BC: .351

• Fits in short or medium actions
• Standard magnum bolt face (.532″)
• 30-degree cartridge case shoulder
• Long cartridge case neck
• Efficient case geometry

Frontier® Cartridge

Hornady® is proud to launch Frontier® Cartridge, a supplier of American-made, military-grade ammunition at affordable prices. Frontier® Cartridge features Hornady® bullets in both 223 Rem and 5.56 NATO offerings to suit the needs of all shooters. Applications range from plinking, target shooting and hunting to law enforcement training and self-defense.

State-of-the-industry loading techniques and quality control procedures ensure the reliability of Frontier® Cartridge rounds, which feature brass cartridge cases and military-grade boxer primers and propellant.

Available Loads:
• 223 Rem 55 gr. FMJ
• 223 Rem 55 gr. Spire Point
• 223 Rem 55 gr. Hollow Point Match™
• 223 Rem 68 gr. BTHP Match™
• 5.56 NATO 55 gr. FMJ M193
• 5.56 NATO 55 gr. Hollow Point Match™
• 5.56 NATO 62 gr. FMJ
• 5.56 NATO 62 gr. Spire Point
• 5.56 NATO 62 gr. BTHP Match™
• 5.56 NATO 68 gr. BTHP Match™
• 5.56 NATO 75 gr. BTHP Match™

Precision Hunter™

Hornady has added nine new loads to the lineup for 2018. Accuracy and terminal performance are the cornerstones of Precision Hunter™ factory-loaded ammunition. Featuring the radically superior
ELD-X® bullet with Heat Shield® tip, Precision Hunter™ is the ideal load for any hunting situation because of its effective terminal performance at all practical ranges.

Great care has been given to develop these superior, match-accurate hunting loads that allow the
ELD-X® bullet to achieve its maximum ballistic potential. Propellants are clean-burning and loaded to uniform capacity for consistent shot-to-shot results, regardless of temperature. This attention to detail provides the highest levels of accuracy and consistency for the most demanding and diverse hunting situations.

• 6mm Creedmoor 103 gr. ELD-X®
• 25-06 Rem 110 gr. ELD-X®
• 257 Wby Mag 110 gr. ELD-X®
• 6.5 PRC 143 gr. ELD-X®
• 270 WSM 145 gr. ELD-X®
• 280 Ackley Improved 162 gr. ELD-X®
• 7mm WSM 162 gr. ELD-X®
• 338 Win Mag 230 gr. ELD-X®
• 338 Lapua Mag 270 gr. ELD-X®

Dangerous Game™ Series

Hornady manufactures Dangerous Game™ Series ammunition with only the finest components, under strict quality control measures. Calibers 375 and up feature the brand new DGX® Bonded bullets for the utmost in controlled expansion with high weight retention. Using techniques and processes that rival hand loads, the ultimate goal is to make every cartridge accurate, deadly and dependable!

15 new loads available:
• 9.3X74R 300 gr. DGS®
• 375 H&H Mag 300 gr. DGX® Bonded
• 375 Ruger 300 gr. DGX® Bonded
• 450-400 Nitro Express 3″ 400 gr. DGX® Bonded
• 404 Jeffery 400 gr. DGX® Bonded
• 416 Ruger 400 gr. DGX® Bonded
• 416 Rem 400 gr. DGX® Bonded
• 416 Rigby 400 gr. DGX® Bonded
• 500-416 Nitro Express 400 gr. DGX® Bonded
• 450 Rigby 480 gr. DGX® Bonded
• 450 Nitro Express 31⁄4″ 480 gr. DGX® Bonded
• 458 Win 500 gr. DGX® Bonded
• 458 Lott 500 gr. DGX® Bonded
• 470 Nitro Express 500 gr. DGX® Bonded
• 500 Nitro Express 3″ 570 gr. DGX® Bonded

Superformance® Match™ Ammunition

Superformance® Match™ Ammunition achieves muzzle velocities of 100 – 200 fps faster than conventional ammunition, and we’ve raised the standard for bullet accuracy with new ELD® Match bullets. New for 2018:

• 223 Rem 73 gr. ELD® Match
• 5.56 NATO 73 gr. ELD® Match

Custom™ Rifle

Offering the advantage of handloaded accuracy in factory loads, these new rounds expand the options available to hunters who rely on Hornady® quality.

• 243 Win 87 gr. V-MAX®
• 30-40 Krag 180 gr. SP


Hornady carefully selects every component of Match™ ammunition to ensure uniformity, then loads to exacting specifications to provide pinpoint accuracy. Stringent quality control ensures proper bullet seating, consistent charges and pressures, optimal velocity, consistent overall length and repeatable accuracy. Match™ shooters will appreciate the three new offerings in this ammunition line.

• 6.5 PRC 147 gr. ELD® Match
• 300 Win Mag 195 gr. ELD® Match
• 300 Norma Mag 225 gr. ELD® Match
• 30 Cal. 195 gr. ELD® Match

Varmint Express®

Hornady has added a 6mm Creedmoor 87 gr. load to its Varmint Express® line. Varmint Express® is designed around the hard-hitting performance of the polymer-tipped V-MAX® bullet, which delivers match accuracy, high ballistic coefficients, wind defying trajectories, and rapid fragmentation upon contact.

• 6mm Creedmoor 87 gr. V-MAX®


LEVERevolution® represents a breakthrough in ammo design for lever action rifles and revolvers. The key to its innovation and performance is the patented elastomer Flex Tip® technology of the FTX® bullet. Safe to use in tubular magazines, these bullets feature higher ballistic coefficients and deliver dramatically flatter trajectory for increased down range performance. New for 2018:

• 307 Win 160 gr. FTX®

American Whitetail®

Loaded with the legendary Hornady® InterLock® bullet, American Whitetail® combines generations of ballistics know-how with modern components and the technology you need to take the buck of a lifetime! New for 2018:

• 300 WSM 165 gr. InterLock®


DGX® Bonded

The new DGX® Bonded (Dangerous Game eXpanding) bullet features a copper-clad steel jacket bonded to a lead core to provide limited, controlled expansion with deep penetration and high weight retention. Bonding the jacket to the core prevents separation from high-energy impact on tough material like bone, ensuring the bullet stays together for deep expansion.

DGX® Bonded bullets are built to the same profile as the corresponding DGS® (Dangerous Game Solid) bullets but expand to 1½ to 2 times their bullet diameter.

• 375 Cal. 300 gr.
• 400 Cal. 400 gr.
• 416 Cal. 400 gr.
• 423 Cal. 400 gr.
• 45 Cal. (450 Nitro Express 3 ¼”) 480 gr.
• 45 Cal. 500 gr.
• 470 Cal. 500 gr.
• 50 Cal. 570 gr.

ELD-X Bullets

The ELD-X® (Extremely Low Drag – eXpanding) bullet is a technologically advanced, match-accurate, all-range hunting bullet featuring highest-in-class ballistic coefficients and consistent, controlled expansion at all practical hunting distances. New to the line for 2018:

• 6mm 103 gr.
• 25 Cal. 110 gr.
• 338 Cal. 230 gr.
• 338 Cal. 270 gr.


Rotary Tumbler

Clean and polish brass cartridge cases to a brilliant shine with the rotary action of this tumbler, coupled with tumbling media. Six-liter drum holds 5 pounds of brass cases. Set tumbler to run for up to eight hours in half-hour increments using digital timer.

Rotary Media Sifter

Quickly separate brass cartridge cases from tumbling media with the Rotary Media Sifter. With a few turns of the handle, media falls to the bottom of the sifter, leaving cases clean and ready to use. The sifter drum locks into place for easy loading, and the clear polycarbonate lid allows user easy monitoring of progress.

L-N-L® Impact Bullet Puller

Remove bullets from cartridges without damaging the bullets. Hollow head of bullet puller captures bullet and powder for reuse. Three collet sizes allow for use with cartridges from .22 up to .45 caliber. The L-N-L® Impact Bullet Puller is also capable of utilizing shell holders (not included).

Vibratory Trickler

Save time and improve reloading accuracy and efficiency with the Vibratory Trickler. High, low
and variable settings trickle all forms of powder. Modular design allows user to position Trickler body where needed and makes cleanup quick and easy.


Hornady® unveils two additions to its popular RAPiD® Safe line for 2018. RAPiD® Safes are equipped with RFID technology, which allows instant access with tags that are programmed specifically for each safe. RFID tags include wristband, key fob, and decals. The decals adhere to plastic, glass, metal, wood — nearly any surface. Many people choose to adhere them to their mobile phone. By using RFID technology, there’s no need to find a key, register a fingerprint, or remember a combination. Plus, the RFID- enabled device can be programmed to read up to four different tags.

RAPiD® Safe 4800KP

Secure your handgun and a backup, too. The RAPiD® Safe 4800KP has space for two 1911 size guns. Heavy-duty construction of 14-gauge steel with two internal hardened locking lugs keeps things safe while RFID technology offers quick and easy access.

The RAPiD® Safe 4800KP exceeds ASTM International safety standards for child and pry resistance, lock strength, drop/ pick/saw tests and hinge-attack resistance. The included cables and pre-drilled mounting holes allow the safe to be secured in virtually any location. User can program four- to six-digit security code for secondary entry method or use barrel key. AC and battery power ensures your handguns are protected and ready to go.

RAPiD® Vehicle Safe

The patent-pending mounting system of the RAPiD Vehicle Safe features an inflatable bladder that conforms to a vehicle interior’s shape, making modifications to the vehicle unnecessary. Power is supplied by the included 12-volt car adapter or four AAA batteries (not included). The RAPiD Vehicle Safe Exceeds ASTM International safety standards for child and pry resistance, lock strength, drop/pick/saw tests and hinge-attack resistance.

Founded in 1949, Hornady® Manufacturing Company is a family owned business headquartered in Grand Island, Nebraska. Proudly manufacturing products that are made in the USA, Hornady® Manufacturing is a world leader in bullet, ammunition, reloading tool and accessory design and manufacture.

For further information regarding Hornady® products, visit the company web site at Media members interested in Hornady® winning products for editorial review, should contact Neal Emery at

Ruger Awarded Firearms Manufacturer of the Year for Eleventh Year in a Row

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to announce that it has been recognized by the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) as Firearms Manufacturer of the Year for the eleventh consecutive year.

Over 500 NASGW members met on October 17 in San Antonio at the Annual Awards Dinner and Reception for the presentation of awards. Accepting this prestigious award on behalf of Ruger was President and CEO, Chris Killoy.

“We sincerely thank the NASGW for once again recognizing Ruger as Firearms Manufacturer of the Year,” commented Killoy. “Ruger is, as always, committed to bringing innovative products to market through our two-step distribution model.”

The NASGW is the organizer and sponsor of the NASGW Expo and Annual Meeting event. This annual event provides educational, marketing and communications opportunities to hunting and shooting sports wholesalers, manufacturers and sales professionals. The NASGW also uses this event to recognize manufacturers for their accomplishments from the previous year.

The Firearms Manufacturer of the Year recipient is determined by NASGW members who evaluate the performance of manufacturers on four key criteria: distribution policy; marketing, promotions and sales; logistics and operations; and NASGW and industry support. This assessment of manufacturer performance is designed to provide a balanced appraisal that recognizes the best manufacturer in its category according to NASGW members.

To learn more about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger firearms, visit or To find accessories for Ruger firearms, visit or your local independent retailer of Ruger firearms.

Walther Introduces the PPQ M2 Q4 TAC

Walther Introduces PPQ® M2 Q4 TAC.
(FORT SMITH, Ark.) –Building on the award winning PPQ platform, Walther Arms, Inc. is proud to announce the new PPQ M2 Q4 TAC that is both optics and suppressor ready. The Q4 TAC comes with a barrel threaded in 1/2×28, and an additional “suppressed” recoil spring making it out-of-the-box suppressor ready. The optics ready slide comes with LPA fiber optic front sight and a rear LPA competition iron sight. The Q4 TAC shares the same mounting plate system as the Q5 Match that accommodates most popular optics; including Trijicon®, Leupold®, and Doctor®. The new Q4 will be available in 9mm with a threaded 4.6 inch 1/10 twist polygonal rifled barrel. The Q4 TAC shares the best in class PPQ Quick Defense trigger, which provides a smooth 5.6 pound trigger pull and a short 0.1″ reset. The Q4 TAC comes with one fifteen round, and two seventeen round magazines. The overall length is 7.8 inches and an empty magazine weight of 26 ounces. The Q4 TAC is backed by Walther’s lifetime warranty and dedication to technical expertise.

“The Q5 Match has been very popular and we have had a lot of interest in a 4″ more tactical version We are excited to combine a suppressor ready and optics ready pistol into a best of both worlds platform.” said Luke Thorkildsen, VP of Marketing & Product Development of Fort Smith-based Walther Arms, Inc.

The MSRP is $799.

For more on the Q4 TAC visit, and all Walther Arms social media outlets.

Eagle Imports, Inc. Imports Llama Micro Max

The small, feather-light Llama auto pistol available at an affordable price has now begun shipping stateside.

Wanamassa, N.J. – Eagle Imports, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Metro Arms, SPS, Bersa®, Comanche, Grand Power, Llama and Avidity Arms firearms products, is pleased to announce that after much anticipation, the Llama Micro Max has begun shipping in the United States.

Llama took the classic 1911 and shrunk it down to make it easier to conceal and in the process created the Llama Micro Max. Despite its size, this firearm still functions and performs like a full size with a Novak-Style rear sight, fiber optic front site, a true beavertail grip safety and a slide that racks easily and smoothly. The Micro Max has a flared and lowered ejection port to eliminate hang-ups and front and rear slide serrations to provide a better grip. A skeletal combat hammer combined with a combat trigger creates sleek aesthetics, while the throated forged steel barrel adds durability. The Micro Max has a standard slide stop for added safety.

Llama Micro Max Specifications:

.380 ACP
Barrel Length:
Front Sight:
Rear Sight:
Matte Blue
Polymer / Contoured for comfort
4140 Steel Frame / 4140 Hammer Forged Steel Slide
Ambidextrous thumb safety / beavertail
22.9 oz.

As with all Llama products, Eagle Imports offers a lifetime service contract for the original owner.

To learn more about any of the firearm brands that Eagle Imports, Inc. carries, visit

Ed Brown Products Introduces the 2018 Executive Target

Ed Brown Products Introduces the 2018 Executive Target preparing for their 50th Anniversary.

PERRY, MO – Ed Brown Products, Inc, your first choice for custom handguns, is soon to be celebrating a milestone. 2018 marks their 50th Anniversary, and as part of the preparation for a full year of celebration, they are introducing the 2018 Executive Target.

The Executive Target is the flagship model of the Elite Series, fully dressed with 25lpi checkering on both the front strap and mainspring housing for a refined look. The 2018 model incorporates the new Ed Brown RMR mount with topped with a Trijicon RMR®. The ever growing proof is clear; using a reflex sight can be faster and less demanding to learn and to implement than iron sights. While both are viable options, the shooting public has made it evident that the RMR option is the favorite. The slide of the Executive Target is finished with Brown’s sleek French border, ball cuts and a flattened and serrated top, for an exquisite package. As with all Ed Brown, it’s fully customizable with over 100 options to make it your perfect custom handgun.

Sales and Marketing Director John May said, “The new twists and updates to the Executive Target are just another sign of things that are to come. We are serious about making our 50th year the very best so far, and want our customers to know that we are just getting better with age. If you have not taken a look at Ed Brown for a while I suggest you had better Look Again!”

Inland’s M30-P Pistol

MKS Supply, Inc., Dayton, OH – Inland Manufacturing, makers of the incredibly popular Inland series of M1Carbines, debuts its new .30 caliber carbine pistol.

Inland’s new M30-P pistol with Gear Head Mod II Tail Hook Arm Brace is a highly modified version of Inland’s popular full size .30 caliber carbine. It is fitted into a special Sage Enhanced Battle Rifle tactical carbine stock, and comes with a Gear Head Works Mod II Arm Brace, Ergo Sure Grip pistol grip, and handy (1/2×28 tpi threaded) 12-inch barrel.

The Sage EBR M30-P chassis*1 is specially designed for this Inland pistol and when combined with the Mod II Tail Hook Arm Brace (fits the forearm, it is not a shoulder stock) makes effective one-hand shooting a breeze. The easily removable arm brace is incredibly quick to employ for a firm, positive fit for either right or left hand use.

Inland’s 12-inch barrel delivers excellent ballistics, especially with today’s modern ammunition. Each M30-P is shipped with one 10-round magazine and, like all Inland .30 caliber carbines and pistols, the magazine catch fits higher-capacity military and civilian magazines.*2

These features combine to make the Inland M30-P pistol a highly efficient, compact, robust, and accurate system.


Barrel: 12-inch threaded muzzle (½-inch x 28 tpi) with protector.
Stock: Sage EBR Aluminum Chassis, MIL-SPEC black anodized and
Gear Head Works Mod II Tail Hook Arm Brace.
Caliber: .30 caliber carbine
Sight: M1 style, with adjustable ghost ring aperture rear sight.

Overall length: With arm brace: 29 3/8 inches.
Without arm brace: 20 1/4 inches.
Weight: With arm brace: 5.5 pounds.
Without arm brace: 4.5 pounds.

Capacity: One 10-round magazine with each pistol.
MSRP: $1699

*1. The Sage Enhanced Battle Rifle stock is a MIL-SPEC black hard anodized aluminum chassis with an integral Picatinny rail made specifically for this pistol. The U.S. Military has been using a special Sage EBR M-14 chassis for select military units and operations for the last few years.

*2. Owners should check with local and state laws regarding legality of handgun magazine capacity larger than 10 rounds.

S&W M&P Shield M2.0 Pistol Series

The M&P M2.0 Family Just Got Slim…and Bright

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced the launch of its new M&P Shield M2.0 pistol series, including the M&P Shield M2.0 pistol with Integrated Crimson Trace® Laser. Available in 9mm and .40 S&W, the M&P Shield M2.0 pistol family builds upon the popular M&P M2.0 platform, delivering professional-grade features and proven performance in a slim, lightweight, and easy-to-carry profile that incorporates the enhanced M2.0 feature set.

James Debney, President, and CEO of American Outdoor Brands Corporation said, “When we launched the M&P Shield pistol, it quickly became the pistol of choice in the concealed carry market. Having recently shipped our 2-millionth M&P Shield pistol we are now excited to build upon its success by introducing our newest Shield in the popular M&P M2.0 series of products. As personal protection continues to be a leading driver for consumers purchasing a handgun, the M&P Shield M2.0 pistol and M&P Shield M2.0 pistol with Integrated Crimson Trace Laser both provide an all-in-one package for those looking for an everyday carry firearm.”

The M&P Shield M2.0 pistol builds upon the success of the best-selling M&P Shield pistol line through notable enhancements, including the M&P M2.0 crisp trigger with lighter trigger pull, a tactile and audible trigger reset, and aggressive grip texture for enhanced control. Those familiar with the M&P Shield product line will recognize the familiar, slim profile and 18-degree grip angle for a natural point of aim. Available with or without a manual thumb safety, the M&P Shield M2.0 pistol series features a 3.1″ barrel in both 9mm and .40 S&W, is available with both white dot sights or tritium night sights, and ships with one standard and one extended grip magazine.

The M&P Shield M2.0 pistol is also available with Integrated Crimson Trace Laser, providing consumers with an out-of-the-box concealed carry solution that features two laser modes and ambidextrous laser activation for user confidence and reliable performance day or night.

The new M&P Shield M2.0 pistol carries an MSRP of $479, or an MSRP of $579 including tritium night sights.

The new M&P Shield M2.0 pistol with Integrated Crimson Trace Laser carries an MSRP of $499.

For more information about the M&P Shield M2.0 family of pistols, including spec sheets and images, please click here.

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Century Arms TP9SFL Pistols Shipping
Delray Beach, Fla. –– Century Arms, the exclusive importer of Canik handguns and accessories, has announced the newest addition to the Canik TP9 series handgun line, the TP9SFL.
The long slide TP9SFL was designed to provide shooters with a tactical version of the popular TP9SFX competition-ready pistol while maintaining all of its performance characteristics.

“The TP9SFL handgun, with its added sight radius, has the potential to be used not only as a self-defense pistol, but also as a competition gun.” said Jason Karvois, Century Arms Director of Sales. “It shares favorable features with the TP9SFx, Canik’s race-ready competition model, while having all the features needed in a full-size duty pistol.”
Built on the same base platform as the popular full size TP9SF pistol, the TP9SFL is a military-grade, 9mm, striker-fired pistol comprised of a match grade barrel with button cut rifling, forward slide serrations, loaded chamber indicator and a rear striker status indicator. Canik added additional features consisting of a longer, 5.2-inch barrel and lightening cuts on the slide to reduce muzzle flip and felt recoil, while keeping the barrel cool under the rapid fire experienced during a competition. The long sight radius, combined with Warren Tactical sights, makes the TP9SFL pistol an excellent choice for competition or home defense.
The TP9SFL pistols are now shipping and will be available at retailers with an MSRP of $499.99. Each TP9SFL pistol comes neatly packaged from the factory with two 18-round magazines, polymer holster/belt attachment, two interchangeable backstraps, cleaning rod, brush, magazine loader, plastic carrying case and a limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.

For more information on the TP9SFL, please visit
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News and Information Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

This week on High Caliber Radio we will talk about legislation being introduced by liberal gun prohibitionists and co sponsored by establishment republicans.  We will also discuss how Paul Ryan is calling for the Trump administration to ban bump stocks.  What are bump stocks and how do they work?  We will let you know that too.  On a lighter note, we will also be talking to Mr. Whitetail, Larry Wieshuun about his recent hunting trip to Namibia and the new Ruger rifle he used.


Hi-Lux Rifle Scope for CMP and NRA Service Rifle Matches

Hi-Lux Across the Course XTC 1-4 X 34 Competition Rifle Scope

The Hi-Lux XTC 1-4 X 34 rifle scope is specifically designed for CMP and NRA High Power “Across the Course” Competition. Featuring a 34mm objective lens for optimal light gathering, the XTC 1-4 X 34 has front objective parallax adjustment from 15 yards to infinity. Since stages for Across the Course matches are set at fixed distances of 200, 300 and 600 yards, an adjustable parallax is critical in minimizing the parallax error.

Additionally, fine ¼ MOA click elevation and windage turrets allow for precise adjustment. The XTC 1-4 X 34 is the next generation of the Hi-Lux Close-to-Medium Range (CMR) tactical scope and is loaded with advanced design features that truly put it in a class all of its own.

For additional information on this or any other Hi-Lux Optics product, send us an e-mail at, call us at 888-445-8912 or visit us at

Hi-Lux Optics, based in Torrance, California designs and manufactures top-quality, feature-rich, rugged optics at affordable prices. Hi-Lux guarantees the workmanship and materials of their scopes for life because they’re rugged and reliable optics built for the demands of law enforcement, military, hunting and competitive shooting.

FBI Selects Hornady Critical Duty Ammunition

(Grand Island, Nebr.) Hornady® is pleased to announce that the FBI has awarded a Fixed Price Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) agreement for Critical Duty® 40 S&W 175 gr. FlexLock® ammunition.

“Critical Duty ammunition is the culmination of many years of hard work, research and development and dedication” says Jason Hornady, Vice President. “We are thrilled to obtain this contract from our nation’s highest law enforcement agency as it gives credence to the performance and reliability of this product.”

Critical Duty is designed for law enforcement and shooters who require ammunition with superior terminal ballistic performance. Two revolutionary Hornady features allow Critical Duty to perform consistently in FBI tactical handgun ammunition tests.

The patented Flex Tip eliminates clogging and aids bullet expansion. A large mechanical jacket-to-core InterLock® band keeps the bullet and core from separating for maximum weight retention, excellent expansion, consistent penetration and terminal performance through all FBI test barriers.

Other features of Critical Duty that make it desirable for law enforcement, such as the FBI, include its bright nickel-plated cases, which simplify chamber checks in reduced light; and low-flash, clean burning propellants, which preserves night vision in low-light firing.

“At Hornady, we’re honored to provide ammunition to the American heroes who put their lives on the line to protect us and our neighbors every day,” said Steve Hornady, President of Hornady Manufacturing Company. “This contract is an important part of our corporate history, and it’s a distinct pleasure to fulfill this need for the FBI.”

Christensen Arms Precision Rifle

Christensen Arms Releases the Modern Precision Rifle™

Gunnison, UT – Continuing a long heritage of innovation in the firearm industry, Christensen Arms announces the release of the Modern Precision Rifle. Developed with a 100% proprietary chassis system and weighing less than 7 lbs (16″ .308), the Modern Precision Rifle is built to tackle your next big adventure.

“The Modern Precision Rifle is a next-generation chassis rifle proudly built from top-tier aerograde materials right here in the USA,” stated Jason Christensen, President Christensen Arms.

The chassis is machined from 7075 billet aluminum and features V-block bedding to promote superior accuracy. Other features include an adjustable folding stock with a locking hinge mechanism, an oversized fluted bolt knob, and black nitride coated bolt, receiver, and muzzle brake. The Modern Precision Rifle is built with an aerograde carbon fiber barrel, free-floating handguard, and adjustable comb; and is guaranteed to shoot sub MOA.

Initial caliber offerings include 6.5 Creedmoor and .308 Win. in a variety of barrel lengths. Additional calibers, including long-action offerings, are expected in 2018. The Modern Precision Rifle will hit dealers’ shelves within the next 6-8 weeks and has an MSRP of $2,295.

Visit the Christensen Arms website for more information and to see the official launch video.

The NRA got a lot of heat for their statement that seemingly supported new regulations on bump-fire stocks. Their comments apparently emboldened House Republicans who quickly rushed out to put their support behind a bill similar Dianne Feinstein’s bump-fire stock bill.

Now, some of those Republican might want to rethink that support.

The National Rifle Association announced on Wednesday its opposition to a new bill that would ban any firearm part that effectively increases the rate of fire of a semi-automatic rifle.

“We are opposed to the Feinstein and Curbelo legislation,” Jennifer Baker, a spokesperson for the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, told the Washington Free Beacon.

The legislation, introduced by Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R., Fla.) and cosponsored by 10 representatives from each party, is intended to be a response to the Las Vegas shooting, where a number of the rifles found at the scene were equipped with bump fire stocks. The text of the bill goes beyond banning bump fire stocks, however. Instead, in addition to banning bump fire stocks and requiring their surrendering or confiscation, it bans and requires the surrendering or confiscation of any part that increases how quickly a semi-automatic rifle can be fired.

“It shall be unlawful for any person—in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, to manufacture, possess, or transfer any part or combination of parts that is designed and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun,” the bill reads, “or to manufacture, possess, or transfer any such part or combination of parts that have been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.’”

The issue is that, like Feinstein’s bill, the proposal is overly broad in that it will also ban any device that may increase the rate of fire. That includes numerous aftermarket triggers that many have on their firearms already, both rifles and handguns.

Few people are so emotionally invested in bump-fire stocks that they would really put up a massive fight against a bump-fire stock ban. Most of those who would dig in for a battle would do so more on the grounds of not wanting to give an inch to anti-gun forces, which I can respect.

However, by making this bill so overly broad, even those in the firearm community who oppose bump-fire stocks are unlikely to support a ban on any device “designed to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle.” After all, how many of them have competition triggers on their weapons?

None of this actually gets into what would serve as the baseline. After all, if you build a rifle, your stock trigger is whatever you put in there. What would be the baseline rate of fire? When is it “fast enough but not too fast?”

Then there is the fate of the existing aftermarket triggers. The bill provides no grandfather provision, which means the bill passing would necessarily require people to replace their triggers with stock triggers (or something) and surrender their aftermarket trigger groups.

In short, there are so many problems with this bill that it’s absolutely ridiculous. In their drive to “do something” following Las Vegas, lawmakers are set to do something ridiculous, and the NRA is calling them on it.

As they should.

Now what matters is for Republican lawmakers to remember that the NRA represents tens of millions of gun owners who vote.



Wilson Combat 40th Anniversary CQB Elite
Wilson Combat® 40th Anniversary CQB Elite Model
Limited To 400 Pieces
$3,900 – .45 ACP | $4,010 – 9mm & .38 Super

In celebration of forty years of building the world’s finest custom handguns, we have issued a limited run of a special commemorative CQB Elite model for 2017. This all-steel model uses the latest Wilson Combat parts and innovations like our in-house produced forged slides, frames, and barrels. These all-steel pistols are designed as carry guns and also feature our one-piece machined magwell, ambidextrous safety and slide top and rear serrations. The flush cut, reverse crowned barrel is deeply fluted and mates with a specially engraved, recessed reverse plug. Black Armor-Tuff is the standard finish.

The special grips on this model are handcrafted, premium desert ironwood with solid sterling silver medallions. The quality of this rare wood and its fit and finish are exceptional.

Fully loaded with other cosmetic and performance options, this heirloom model will be at home in your collection or on your hip.


Available Calibers: .45 ACP, 9mm, .38 Super
Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds (.45 ACP)

Barrel Length: 5″

Overall Length: 8.7″

Sight Radius: 6.6″

Height: 5.6″

Width: 1.3″

Weight Empty: 38.3 oz

Weight Loaded: 47.2 oz

Accuracy Guarantee: 1″ at 25 yds

Full-Size Carbon Steel Frame

30 LPI High Cut Checkered Frontstrap

Bullet Proof® Round Butt Magazine Well

High-Grip Bullet Proof® Beavertail Grip Safety

Ambidextrous Bullet Proof® Thumb Safety

3 ½# – 4 ½# Crisp Trigger Pull with Medium Length Pad

Bullet Proof® Magazine Release

Countersunk Slide Stop

Desert Ironwood Burl Grips with Sterling Silver Medallions

5″ Carbon Steel Slide

Battlesight with Green Fiber Optic Front Sight

5″ Stainless Match Grade Cone Barrel, Flush Cut Reverse Crown

Closed-End Support Plug with “40A” Engraved on Cap

Fluted Chamber & Barrel with Black Flutes

30 LPI Slide Top Serrations

40 LPI Serrated Rear of Slide

Front & Rear Cocking Serrations

Ball Endmill Cuts

Wilson Combat Logo Behind Left Rear Cocking Serrations

40th Anniversary Logo Behind Right Rear Cocking Serrations

“Wilson Combat” on Right Side of Slide

“40th Anniversary” over “1977-2017” on Left Side of Slide

Specialized Serial Numbers WC40-001 through WC40-400

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This Week’s news and Information

Oct. 6, 2017

This has been a bad week week for gun owners.  The shooting in Las Vegas has emboldened our enemies to press for more restrictions on the 2nd Amendment.  Wha they really want is total prohibition of firearms ownership in America because that is the only way they can take total control.  We can not allow it.  I have read that the NRA seems willing to compromise.  Compromise will only allow our rights to be gobblled up a little at a time.  elton and I spent last weekend at the Gun Rights Policy Conference where we learned tactics and strategies to combat the anti gun forces.  This week on High Caliber Radio we will here from Dr. John Lott, author of The War on Guns, Chris Bird, authour of Surviving a Mass Killer Rampage, Yehuda Remer,child firearms safety author, Rachel Malone, founder of the Texas Firearms Freedom Group and more.  Keep your powder dry and your hatchet sharp, things will get worse before they get better.


D.C. Declines to Take Wrenn CCW Case to SCOTUS

Apparently fearing a devastating loss that could crush arbitrary concealed carry laws in a handful of states, the District of Columbia has declined to appeal its loss of a concealed carry case that struck down its “needs based” permit requirement, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) learned.

The SAF case is Wrenn v. District of Columbia. A three-judge panel on the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia struck down the city’s “good cause” requirement as unconstitutional in July. The court declined a request for an en banc panel review last month.

“We believe the city was under intense pressure to take the hit and not appeal the ruling by the U.S. District Court of Appeals,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “If the District had lost the case before the high court, it would have dealt a fatal blow to similar requirements in California, New Jersey, Maryland and New York, for example, and that prospect had anti-gun politicians in those states quaking in their shoes.”

Gottlieb recalled that the District’s loss in 2008 when the Supreme Court struck down its handgun ban as unconstitutional under the Second Amendment opened a floodgate for legal challenges to state laws. That led to SAF’s 2010 victory in McDonald v. City of Chicago, which not only nullified the Windy City’s handgun ban but more importantly incorporated the Second Amendment to the states via the 14th Amendment.

“Let’s face it,” Gottlieb said, “anti-gunners are determined to cling to their dogma of public disarmament rather than admit that their resistance to common sense concealed carry reform amounts to nothing more than stubborn denial. These people simply do not want to enter the 21st Century. They refuse to accept the Supreme Court ruling that the Second Amendment protects and affirms an individual right to not only keep arms, but to bear them as the Founders understood.

“However,” he added, “this decision opens the gate farther to an inevitable high court confrontation because there are now conflicting opinions on concealed carry from the different circuit courts. Common sense says that the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause will not allow that conflict to continue.”

Sortie Pistol Semi-Auto Airgun

A New Semi-Auto Airgun

HatsanUSA is quickly ushering in the era of the semi-automatic airgun with the announcement of the new Sortie semi-auto air pistol. Following the successful launch of two new semi-automatic air rifles – the Hatsan Barrage and BullMaster – earlier this year, the Sortie brings the same revolutionary gas-operated semi-auto action to a smaller, lightweight pistol platform. The Sortie’s rapid rate of fire means users can sling pellets downrange as fast as they can pull the trigger.

The Sortie is a pre-charged pneumatic (PCP) air pistol and is available in .177, .22 and .25 calibers. It sports a refillable 62cc on-board air cylinder that provides shooters with up to 28 shots at optimal velocity per fill. A built-in pressure gauge allows the user to monitor the pressure in the air cylinder. It comes with 3 rotary magazines with capacities of 14 shots in .177, 12 shots in .22 caliber or 10 shots in .25 caliber.

The Sortie features a fully shrouded, precision rifled barrel, includes a quick-fill nozzle and comes with adjustable TRUGLO® fiber optic sights. A combo Weaver / Dovetail rail is milled into the receiver to accept both 11mm and 22mm optics. Designed to be extremely ergonomic, the Sortie is built with a polymer, checkered grip (right hand only).

A hard case is included for easy transport and the MSRP on the HatsanUSA Sortie Pistol is $699.99.

Century Arms Announces the Canik TP9SFx Pistol Now Shipping with Vortex Viper Optic Delray Beach, FL – Century Arms, the exclusive importer of Canik handguns and accessories, has announced that they have partnered with Vortex Optics to offer the Canik TP9SFx competition-ready pistol to ship packaged with a Vortex Viper Red Dot. Micro red dot optics have become a fast growing trend in the handgun community and this perfect combination gives competitors and recreational shooters a premium optic that pairs perfectly with the ruggedness and reliability of the Canik TP9SFx pistol.

“Canik is proud to have partnered with Vortex Optics for this project,” said Jason Karvois, Century Arms Director of Sales, “we feel that the quality, value, and lifetime warranty of the Viper Red Dot are an excellent fit with the TP9SFx pistol.”

The TP9SFx was designed to be an ‘out-of-the box,’ race-ready pistol for competitive shooting that comes standard with four different red dot interface plates. The Viper, from Vortex Optics, mounts easily on the slide and the low profile optic positions the red dot close to the bore axis giving the user the ability to co-witness with suppressor height iron sights, if used in place of the Warren Tactical sights provided on the SFX. The Vortex Viper features a 6 MOA red dot that allows for fast target acquisition, while maintaining a precise point of aim. The waterproof and rugged construction is built to withstand harsh environmental conditions while remaining compact and lightweight, only adding 1.1 ounces to the total weight of your handgun.

The TP9SFx pistol with the addition of the Vortex Viper Red Dot allows this dynamic package to be an affordable option for action pistol and 3-gun competitors, right out-of-the-box, with an MSRP of only $729.99. The TP9SFX comes fully equipped with premium features including industry standard dovetail sight cuts that hold Warren Tactical sights, a 5.2″ barrel, two magazines (both with extended baseplates providing a 20-round capacity), interchangeable backstraps, extended slide stop, extended magazine release, Cerakote™ finished slide, and a threaded hole on the optic mounting plate for use with an optional ambidextrous cocking handle designed for use in competition.

For more information on the TP9SFX, please visit

S&W M&P M2.0 Compact Series

M&P M2.0 Pistol Platform Expanded to Include Popular Compact Pistol

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced the addition of its new M&P M2.0 Compact pistol series to the recently released M&P M2.0 pistol family. Available in 9mm and .40 S&W, the M&P M2.0 Compact pistol series builds upon the popularity of the new M&P M2.0 platform in a versatile, carry-size configuration. The M&P M2.0 Compact pistol is purpose-built for both personal and professional use.

James Debney, President and CEO of American Outdoor Brands Corporation, said, “When we introduced the M&P M2.0 pistol family back in January, we announced our plans to expand the next-generation M2.0 product platform beyond the full-size design. Our M&P M2.0 pistols represent a growing family of products, developed through feedback from our professional and civilian customers to deliver the performance and features they desire. Offered in both 9mm and .40 S&W, the M&P M2.0 Compact pistol series features a 15 or 13 round capacity depending on caliber, and a 4-inch barrel, blending a feature set that offers both shootability and concealment. The M&P M2.0 Compact pistol series bridges the gap for those who want a single firearm for professional use, personal protection, carry, or practice at the range. We believe the new M&P M2.0 Compact series will be sought after by consumers whose purchase option in this category has, until now, been limited primarily to the Glock 19 or 23.”

The M&P M2.0 Compact pistol series offers consumers a reliable, striker-fired pistol that delivers a compact carry advantage with the advanced M2.0 feature set, including an aggressively-textured grip, four interchangeable palmswell inserts, and light, crisp M2.0 trigger with a tactile and audible reset. The pistol features a solid, molded polymer frame designed for comfort and durability, as well as the optimal M&P pistol 18-degree grip angle for a natural point of aim. Chambered in 9mm and .40 S&W with a 4″ barrel, the M&P M2.0 Compact pistol comes standard with a white-dot front sight and a white two-dot rear sight, and either a 15 round 9mm or 13 round .40 S&W magazine.

M&P M2.0 Compact pistol features include:

Superior Ergonomic Design
– M&P pistol’s optimal 18-degree grip angle, providing a natural point of aim
– M&P pistol’s low barrel-bore axis – more comfortable to shoot, faster aim recovery
– Four interchangeable dimensional palmswell grips for best-in-class fit: S, M, ML, L
– New aggressive M2.0 textured grip for enhanced control
– New front cocking serrations

Superior Performance
– New M2.0 crisp trigger with lighter trigger pull
– Tactile and audible trigger reset
– Accurate 1 in 10″ twist barrel in both 9mm and .40 S&W
– Extended rigid embedded stainless steel chassis to reduce flex and torque when firing
– Tactical white 3-dot steel sights for quick target acquisition

Superior Controls
– Ambidextrous slide stop, reversible magazine release, and optional ambidextrous thumb safety
– Simple M&P pistol take-down lever, for easy disassembly and maintenance
– M&P pistol sear deactivation lever – safe take-down without having to pull the trigger

Superior Finish
– Armornite® – hardened nitride durable corrosion resistant finish on barrel and slide

The M&P M2.0 Compact pistol is available both with and without an ambidextrous thumb safety, and priced at an MSRP of $569. The pistol ships with two magazines, including two magazine extender sleeves for use with full-size magazines, as well as a limited lifetime warranty and lifetime service policy.

For more information about the M&P M2.0 Compact pistol series, including spec sheets and images, please click here.

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Receive a Vortex Spitfire AR 1x Prism scope, valued at $349.00, with your purchase of any new FN 15 rifle.

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Sept 28, 2017 News and Information

Sept. 28, 2017 News and Information

This week on High Caliber Radio we will be talking to Dave Workman of the 2nd Amendment Foundation.  Dave will tell us about the Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference happening this weekend in Dallas.  We will also talk to Chris Kelly, author of America Invaded, a state by state guide to military action within the borders of the United States.  Chris also co-authored America Invades, a guide to America’s military actions around the world.  We want to remind you that if you carry a gun, it is your obligation to know the laws pertaining to lethal force in your state.  Attending a Law Shield Seminar is an excellent low cost way to get up to date on your state’s laws.


HOWA Australian Precision Chassis Rifle

Howa from Legacy Sports International, Inc.
Designed for Long-Range Shooting
Backed by Lifetime Warranty and Sub-MOA Guarantee

RENO, NV – – Legacy Sports International, Inc., leading U.S. importer of firearms and shooting accessories, is excited to unveil the new HOWA APC (Australian Precision Chassis). Developed for long-range shooting, the APC is available with or without a Nikko Stirling optics package. The APC features the Legacy Sports International Lifetime Warranty and Sub-MOA Guarantee.

The HOWA Lifetime Warranty and Sub-MOA Guarantee are a testament to the confidence we have in our HOWA rifle lineup, and the commitment to our North American customers that they will enjoy their HOWA for years to come.

Take advantage of the accuracy and modularity of the Howa APC and configure the rifle to your specific needs. The APC is thoughtfully constructed to fulfill the demands of today’s most uncompromising precision long-range shooters and hunters.

The fully adjustable LUTH-AR MBA-4 stock has adjustable length of pull, and an adjustable comb height to compensate for scope height over bore. The flexibility of this rifle ensures quick and accurate shots every time. The Howa APC stock is mounted on an AR-style buffer tube system, and features a Hogue grip and 3-position safety. The rifle is offered in Howa 1500 20″, 24″ and 26″ heavy barreled options. They are equipped with a 2-stage, creep-free H.A.C.T. trigger, and each rifle comes with a 10-round magazine, and a 20 MOA EGW rail for optics (scoped package only).

The APC scoped package comes equipped with the purpose-built Nikko Stirling Diamond Long Range 4-16×50 scope backed by the exclusive Nikko Stirling LIFETIME WARRANTY. Built to fulfill the various needs of long-range shooter while maintaining a budget friendly price tag, the Diamond Long Range riflescope utilizes the exclusive Nikko Stirling glass-etched HOLDFAST reticle. The riflescope features fully coated Microlux ETE GEN III glass coatings, ¼ MOA click adjustments, resettable zero-stop turrets, aircraft grade 30mm main tube, dual red/green illumination, enhanced light gathering construction, and is magnum caliber rated.

Additional Features:
• Available in 20″ and 24″ Heavy barrel Contour in .223, .22-.250, .308
• Available in 24″ and 26″ Heavy barrel Contour in .243, 6.5 Creedmoor and .308
• Black 6061-T6 Aluminum Chassis with Free-Float M-LOK Forend
• LUTH AR MBA-4 Buttstock with LOP Adjustment from 12.5″ to 16.75″
• Adjustable Comb
• 6-Position Buffer Tube
• 10 RD Teflon Coated
• 2 Stage H.A.C.T. Trigger
• 3 Position Safety
• Threaded Barrel Options
Scoped Package Includes
• EGW 20 MOA rail
• Nikko Stirling Diamond Illuminated Long Range 30 mm 4-16×50 Scope Option
With Hold Fast BDC Reticle and Side Parallax Adjustment
· Steel Rings

· MSRP: Black rifle only $1089.00 to $1,205.00. Scoped Package $1,405.00 to $1,565.00

The HOWA Lifetime Warranty states that Legacy Sports International offers a 100% Lifetime Warranty to the ORIGINAL PURCHASER on all HOWA rifles for manufacturer defects. The HOWA Rifle 100% Lifetime Warranty covers faulty, defective or broken parts due to manufacturing, and provides repair or replacement at no additional cost. Legacy Sports International requires an original receipt, and that the firearm be registered with Legacy Sports International. The Warranty is not transferrable. All HOWA rifles purchased in the U.S. on or after January 1, 2017 are covered by this offer.

Howa rifles are guaranteed to deliver sub MOA performance of 1 inch or less at 100 yards with premium factory ammunition. Guarantee is not transferrable. All HOWA rifles purchased in the U.S. on or after January 1, 2017 are covered by this offer.

Trijicon ACOG Rebate
Trijicon Celebrates Its Soon-to-be-Produced One Millionth ACOG with $150 Mail-In Rebate

WIXOM, MI – To celebrate the soon-to-be-produced one millionth ACOG® 4×32 riflescope with consumers and retailers, Trijicon is offering a $150 ACOG rebate during the month of October.

From October 1 to October 31, 2017, when consumers purchase any ACOG® model from a participating retailer, they are eligible for a $150 mail-in rebate. All they have to do is mail in their rebate form, dated receipt and UPC code from the ACOG packaging to the address on the form. In six to eight weeks, they will receive a Trijicon® MasterCard® prepaid card for $150.00 via mail.
This is the first-ever Trijicon ACOG rebate offered.

Trijicon is proud to count among its ACOG users the United States Marine Corps, United States Army, United States Special Operations Forces, United States Government, state and local Law Enforcement and many of America’s allies. Not to mention the hundreds of thousands of civilian enthusiasts who trust the ACOG for their dedicated riflescope.

To learn more about the $150 rebate, visit starting October 1st. And to learn the history of the legendary ACOG, visit today.

Wilson Combat Upgraded 10-Round 1911 Magazine
New Upgraded 10-Round 1911 Magazine

1911 Magazine, .45 ACP, Full-Size,
10-Round, Wrap-Around Base Pad

1911 Magazine, .45 ACP, Full-Size,
10-Round, Wrap-Around Base Pad, Black

Wilson Combat is pleased to announce new, upgraded 10-round 1911 magazines. These redesigned and updated magazines are 100% made in the USA and include a high strength stainless steel spring, fiber-reinforced nylon ETM style follower and a completely new polymer wrap-around base pad assembly that adds grip for enhanced shooting and enables rapid reloading. This easily removable, baseplate will withstand hard use and is dimpled for magazine identification/numbering.

These new 10-round magazines are ideal for competition, carry or tactical use and are available now in a polished stainless or non-reflective black fluoropolymer finish.

No Other Magazine on the Market Can Compare to Wilson Combat for Proven Inherent Reliability, Durability and the Ability to Remain Loaded for Long Periods of Time Without Damage.


Increases Reliability in ALL 1911 Pistols

Aircraft Grade Certified Stainless Steel Tube Resists Corrosion

.027″ Tube Walls – Thickest In The Industry and Heat Treated for Maximum Durability and Service Life

Fiber-Fill Nylon Self-Lubricating ETM Follower Provides feeding and positive lock back

Maximum Tensile Strength Heavy-Duty Stainless steel Spring for Long Service Life, Enhanced Feeding and Positive Slide Stop Operation without fear of corrosion

Removable Polymer base adds grip length for enhanced shooting and rapid reloading and is marked for magazine numbering

Like all Wilson Combat magazines, these have our “No-Risk” Service Policy – Wilson Combat will replace any magazine tube that spreads, cracks or becomes unusable during normal use. Wilson Combat magazine springs and followers are considered consumable items and may require replacing after extensive use.

The Pedersoli Howdah Now Available Through Italian Firearms Group
Devastating Firepower and a Fascinating History
AMARILLO, TX (September 28, 2017) – Imported exclusively by the Italian Firearms Group, Pedersoli’s Howdah 45/410 is a double-triggered, breech loading reproduction of the famous Auto & Burglar pistol produced by Ithaca in the 1920’s. Yet, Pedersoli’s version incorporates very different design features, making it completely legal for importation and purchase in the United States.

The Howdah 45/410 is chambered in 45 Colt, and features rifled, 10.25-inch barrels, with lengthened chambers to also handle three-inch .410 shotshells. The pistol is furnished with a ramp front sight and folding rear leaf sight. The rear grip fits snugly in the hand allowing easily controlled use.

You won’t find polymer or other synthetic materials on the Howdah! The grip is made of hand-checkered American Walnut, the receiver is case colored, and a fine checkering pattern covers the unlocking mechanism for easy handling. The rear trigger fires the left-side barrel, the front trigger the right side, and the triggers break cleanly at right around 3.5 pounds.

A great choice for home defense, the Howdah’s nifty size also makes for a fine truck gun. When loaded with a pair of .410 shotshells, it’s first-rate “snake medicine,” too.

The Howdah is based on the muzzleloader, flintlock Howdah pistols carried by hunters in Africa and India in the early 19th century. Fitted with two or four barrels, they were used for up-close defense against dangerous game.

In 1922, the Ithaca Gun Company introduced the Ithaca Auto & Burglar, a 4.5 lb. side-by-side pistol with a 10-inch double-barrel chambered in 20-gauge. As the name implies, it was intended to be kept in a car or truck in case of potentially dangerous encounters with highwaymen (a very real threat in those days) or as a nightstand gun for home defense.

The Pedersoli Howdah continues these legacies, combining very potent firepower in a handy package. The Howdah is legal to purchase without an NFA Tax Stamp–or NFA wait times. MSRP: $1350.00.

For more information on the Pedersoli Howdah and other fine firearms for hunting, shooting, and tactical markets , contact Italian Firearms Group at (800) 450-1852 or visit

Wilson Combat AR Hunter Series
The New AR Hunter Series

Now Available At Wilson Combat®
When it comes to lightweight, large bore AR perfection, the Wilson Combat HUNTER series sets the new benchmark for hard-hitting, accurate precision semi-auto shooting performance.

Designed to be the lightest large bore AR’s on the market, the HUNTER series from Wilson Combat consists of three all-new models of varying weights and features chambered in high-performance precision and hunting calibers like 6.5 Creedmoor, .260 Remington, 7mm08 Remington, .308 Winchester, .338 Federal and .358 Winchester. With the majority of the major components of the HUNTER series designed and machined in our Berryville, Arkansas facility you can be assured that these new rifles have been thoroughly tested to be the best that a lightweight AR rifle can be and are guaranteed to shoot sub one-inch, three-shot groups at 100 yards.

Like all Wilson Combat custom AR-pattern rifles, the new HUNTER models feature our in-house button-rifled, stainless match grade barrels in varying lengths at the heart of each gun. Our new low-mass bolt carriers along with a tuneable Wilson/SLR click-adjustable gas block ensure smooth cycling and operation across a wide variety of ammunition pressures. The time-tested, rugged Tactical Trigger Unit will give you the confidence in taking a clean shot on the trophy of your dreams.

The Ultimate Hunter – 7lbs 5oz
MSRP: $3,345.00
Available Calibers: .308 Winchester, .338 Federal,
.358 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor

Bill Wilson’s ideal hunting AR. The medium-lightweight profile barrel will provide amazing accuracy and lightweight portability. The SMOKE COMPOSITES fixed, 100% carbon-fiber stock, lightweight, match-grade button rifled barrel and Wilson Combat M-LOK rail shave the most weight possible from the AR platform without sacrificing reliability, practical accuracy or durability.

The Tactical Hunter – 7lbs 11oz
MSRP: $3,145.00 (Non-Fluted) $3,195 (Fluted)
Available Calibers: 7mm-08 Remington, .308 Winchester,
.338 Federal, 6.5 Creedmoor, .260 Remington
The ideal large bore AR for hunting game or general tactical and defensive use. The threaded, match-grade button rifled barrel is ideal for suppressed shooting and an adjustable buttstock gives you the ability to adapt the gun’s size to various size shooters or for storage use. The new Wilson Combat M-LOK rail is lightweight but rugged and designed for heavy use.

The Ultralight Hunter – 7lbs
MSRP: $3,295.00
Available Calibers: .308 Winchester, .338 Federal, .358 Winchester

When lightweight and compact performance is paramount. This model features our lightweight billet receiver, lightweight bolt carrier, Wilson Combat M-LOK rail, ultralight profile barrel and carbon fiber stock. The Ultralight HUNTER has an overall length of 35 1/8″ and only weighs SEVEN pounds without the magazine making it the lightest large format AR on the market! The Wilson Combat Ultralight HUNTER is easy to carry all day in the field with the guaranteed accuracy, reliability and durability Wilson Combat is known for.

NovX ARX 9mm Ammo
Today, NovX is introducing the most effective, lethal combination of bullet technology in more than a century. Stainless steel and copper polymer have come together to create the first 9mm Luger +P and standard pressure Engagement: Extreme Self-Defense cartridges. At 1,655 FPS there is no +P copper poly bullet that is faster. At 65gr there is none lighter. The bullet flies flatter than lead, offers less felt recoil, and creates absolutely devastating wound channels. Today the world discovers brass and lead had their chance. Welcome to the new world.

The NovX 9mm ARX® Engagement: Extreme Self-Defense cartridge is a totally new and revolutionary patent-pending class of ammunition. It combines the intellectual properties of a polycarbonate/copper ARX® bullet with the Shell Shock Technologies™ (SST) stainless steel casing and aluminum primer base, operating on the principle of Aero and Fluid Dynamics, not hydrostatic shock or mushrooming. The NovX technology is replacing old-world brass with a stronger, lighter and more consistent cartridge, creating possibly the most accurate defensive handgun ammunition on the market.

The NovX 9mm ARX® Engagement: Extreme Self-Defense bullet design is a proven platform that leads to highly efficient energy transfer, superior terminal performance, controlled penetration in fluid-based targets and optimum maximum range to lessen the chance of collateral damage in urban and home defense situations. NovX 9mm ARX® Engagement: Extreme Self-Defense ammo produces 20-30% higher velocity than standard ammo and is extremely accurate. Both new and seasoned shooters will appreciate the 20-30% less felt recoil aiding in faster target re-acquisition times. Law Enforcement and government professionals benefit from the 40%-60% weight reduction versus standard ammo when in the field.

The NovX 9mm RNP® CrossTrainer was developed in parallel with the NovX 9mm ARX® Engagement: Extreme Self-Defense cartridge utilizing the Shell Shock Technologies™ SST case, combined with the RNP (Round Nose Projectile) bullet in lieu of the ARX profile. With nearly identical weights and velocities as the NovX 9mm ARX® Engagement: Extreme Self-Defense round, the NovX 9mm RNP® CrossTrainer is an excellent choice for training, competition and recreational shooting. The NovX 9mm +P generates more ft/lbs of energy than a standard .45 ACP 230 grain at 875 feet per second!

With the benefits of a self-lubricating and corrosion resistant stainless casing and the lack of lead fouling, firearms cycle faster and more reliably while shooting more accurately and burning cleaner. The advanced polycarbonate/copper bullet composition acts like a frangible round and mitigates ricochet when shooting into impenetrable surfaces or steel reactive targets at the range. Plus, with emerging lead regulatory compliance issues in certain states, as well as indoor ranges, the absence of airborne and deposited lead is a significant advantage to the end user and range owners.

NovX Bullet Specifications:

NovX 9mm ARX® Engagement: Extreme Self-Defense NovX 9mm ARX® +P Engagement: Extreme Self-Defense
9mm Luger ARX® 9mm Luger ARX®
65 grain 65 grain
Velocity: 1,575 FPS Velocity: 1,655 FPS
Energy: 358 FT-LBS Energy: 395 FT-LBS
MSRP: $27.99 (26 round box) MSRP: $28.99 (26 round box)

NovX 9mm RNP® CrossTrainer NovX 9mm RNP +P CrossTrainer
9mm Luger RNP® 9mm Luger RNP®
65 grain 65 grain
Velocity: 1,550 FPS Velocity: 1,635 FPS
Energy: 347 FT-LBS Energy: 386 FT-LBS
MSRP: $27.00 (51 round box) MSRP: $28.99 (51 round box)

+P Combo Pack: MSRP: $54.99 (includes 26 ARX +P Engagement: Extreme / 51 RNP +P CrossTrainer)

About NovX:
The NovX brand of ammo has been specifically created by Timberghost Tactical, LLC, a Georgia-based company, and combines stainless steel casings with poly/copper projectiles creating a new class of ammunition that is ballistically superior. Reduced Recoil. Match grade accuracy. Devastating wound channels. Welcome to the new world!

Church shooting info

Food for thought, especially to all who, ” just want to carry a gun in the car”.


We all the basic story by now. Bad guy goes into a church and shoots the place up. “Church” could be school…or department store…or Christmas party. This one didn’t end up as a mass killing, but not for the reasons the media (including the gun media) is saying. Let’s discuss, shall we.
The bad guy – Emanuel Kidega Samson.
Samson is a Black Power advocate and very anti-police according to his personal Facebook page. Although his theological position is not known, he shared a number of pro-Islamic posts, including a video in which a Muslim activist defends Sharia law. Samson frequently shared anti-west posts. If you look at him being escorted here, and in the other images of him online, he is a powerfully built man and an avid weight lifter.
Police say in addition to the two pistols Samson bought into the church, they recovered another pistol and a rifle from his vehicle. Police say Samson fatally shot a woman who was walking to her vehicle and then entered the rear of the church and shot six others.
A churchgoer who confronted the gunman was pistol-whipped by the suspect, who then shot himself.
So what do we know?
We live in a time of war. We have now for some sixteen years. That the battles do not occur daily must not blunt America’s sharpness. And the reality of the ‘defensive” nature of this war must not for one instant lull us into thinking that any place is safe. And damn the signs. No place being safe, every place our feet touch must have us armed in case that day, that moment, and that place is the site of the next battle.
What I think Happened: Now to what I suspect happened, based on my own real world experience and my understanding of human nature. Samson enters the church and begins shooting. There are a few seconds of confusion as those inside are shocked and they try to make sense of what is happening. Samson has chaos on his hands as multiple people scramble for safety. Here is where the usher, whom we will discuss shortly, has an opportunity to intervene. And for that action, we certainly give him a deserved thumbs up…it almost makes up for his foolishness of having to go get his pistol from his car.
You Can’t Ignore Nature: Look at the images of Samson, and the images of Engle. Unless Engle has been lifting heavy since the pictures or has been training in hard full contact karate, I don’t see him overpowering Samson. I suspect that Samson was taken by surprise and because of that shot himself accidentally.
That allowed Engle to go get his pistol. But lets look at the real situation here. Why in God’s name was Engle not armed inside the church? Had he been armed inside the church he may well have been able to kill Samson as soon as he fired his first shots inside the church.  Moreover, the “pistol whip” injury incurred by Engle may very well have been incapacitating, thus nullifying the “go get the gun” thing at the outset and continuing to facilitate Samson’s killing spree.
Learning Point 1:  I am sure we will learn more in the coming days. Samson was either a crazy guy (which is more convenient for the left-stream media), or an actual black power/islamic terror sympathizer. We will know more. At the moment he was carrying out his attack, his motivations didn’t matter. But they matter now.
Learning Point 2: I suspect Samson was very new to firearms and his lack of skill contributed to his failure. One cannot count on the ineptness of his adversary as a pre-planned advantage.
Learning Point 3: Carry your weapon every single place you go. Learn to conceal it so nobody knows you have it. And have it always so you can shoot the bad guy in the face and kill him instead of having to wrestle with him and then run to go get your gun out of your car.

News and Information Sept. 22, 2017

Sept. 22, 2017

This week on High Caliber Radio we will be looking at the new Ruger MkIV .22 bull barrel target pistol.  We will also look at what it takes to make a Smith and Wesson Model 422 pistol into the perfect suppressor host.  Elton is back from FTW Ranch where he participated in the testing of various rifling twists for extreme ramge shooting.  He will have an update for us.



The Practical Guide to Gun Holsters for Concealed Carry

New Book: The Practical Guide to Gun Holsters for Concealed Carry

The Practical Guide to Gun Holsters for Concealed Carry is now available in print and eBook formats. The book aims to help lawfully-armed citizens learn how to carry a concealed weapon safely, effectively, and responsibly while avoiding a dangerous false sense of security.

Now in its third edition, The Practical Guide to Gun Holsters for Concealed Carry provides an up-close look at over 160 different concealed carry solutions for men and women.

“Not many choices you make on a routine basis have life and death consequences,” observes author Tom McHale. “One that does is the decision of how one is going to carry their concealed handgun. When someone has to defend themselves and their family, their carry method, training, and choice of gear must be up to the task of performing flawlessly. We’re not talking about the specific make or brand of holsters per se, but rather the combination of the chosen carry method and the gear itself.”

The Practical Guide to Gun Holsters for Concealed Carry leads readers through a dozen different major “styles” of concealed carry methods, going into the pros and cons of each in depth. Within each category, the book investigates specific holster and gear choices for each, providing readers with valuable review commentary.

Choosing the right concealed carry approach and holster can be a daunting task. There are hundreds of options on the market and due to the nature of the product, it’s not only difficult to “try before buying, ” but local retailers aren’t able to stock many options for an up-close look. That’s exactly why McHale chose to write this book.

The Practical Guide to Gun Holsters for Concealed Carry will help readers make the right choice, saving time and money while offering a dose of humor that makes learning just a bit more fun.

Readers will learn important concepts including:

  • How to weigh concealment versus gun accessibility.
  • What’s better? Open or concealed carry?
  • What options are available for ladies only?
  • Is belt carry the best overall option? If so, how? Inside or outside?
  • How to carry a gun using undershirts, belly bands, and harnesses.
  • The pros and cons of using an ankle holster.
  • Pocket holsters. Why some work and others don’t.
  • How folks can carry one or more guns in their underwear!
  • Effective ways to stash guns in clothing: pants, shirts, and jackets.
  • Using off-premises parking — ways to carry a gun not attached to the body.
  • Home, office and car holster options.
  • How to easily carry extra ammunition with magazine and ammo holders.

The Practical Guide to Gun Holsters for Concealed Carry is now available in both eBook and print formats at major book retailers.


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Honor Defense: HonorUSA Promotion

Honor Defense is pleased to announce the HonorUSA promotion. We’ve joined forces with the best all-American companies in the firearm industry to offer this amazing promotion to our customers. Starting today through November 3, 2017, any time you use the promotion code HonorUSA, at any of the websites listed below, you will receive 20% off online orders of selected merchandise.

Crossbreed Holsters:
Crossbreed manufactures some of the best and most functional concealment holsters on the market today. CrossBreed has raised the standard for customer service in the holster industry through its two-week, try-it-free guarantee and a lifetime warranty. CrossBreed Holsters ensures that every customer is a customer for life.

Promo Code: Use code HonorUSA and take 20% off your purchase.

HidingHilda, LLC:
HidingHilda has become the go-to name for conceal carry purses and accessories. The HidingHilda brand of conceal carry purses are manufactured in Fort Wayne, IN. HidingHilda donates a portion of its proceeds to training and resources for stalking victims and advocates.

Promo Code: Use code HonorUSA and take 20% off your purchase from our Made in the USA collection.

Honor Defense:
Honor Defense makes the most accurate single-stack 9mm pistol available. Accurate, comfortable, and reliable, they utilize 100% American materials, nothing is outsourced or made by foreign-owned companies. Each pistol is assembled by Veterans and test-fired before it leaves the factory in Gainesville, GA. Reviewers call the “best single stack 9mm available”.

Promo Code: Use code HonorUSA and take 20% off your online purchase.

Quartermaster Knives:
Quartermaster was started, and continues to run on a single principle: we make the finest knives on the planet – at any price, and we support this principle by offering the most comprehensive, unlimited lifetime warranty in the small arms industry.

Promo Code: Use code HonorUSA and take 20% off your online purchase.

Seal 1 specializes in eco-based products for the tactical, archery, marine, sporting, shooting industry, military and law enforcement fields. Their products are non-toxic, dissolve carbon on contact and reduce the time it takes to clean, lubricate, and protect your firearm. It creates a barrier that resists fouling particles such as copper, lead, sand, dust and dirt.

Team Never Quit Ammunition is part of Marcus Lutrell’s brands to support Veterans. TNQ ammunition provides solutions for every type of shooter to include dynamic training, hunting, self-defense, match grade competition, and reduced ricochet technology all-encompassing the mantra to Train. Hunt. Defend.
Consumers are able to purchase SEAL1 and TNQ ammunition through Wingspan Outfitters.

Wingspan Outfitters:
Wingspan Outfitters mission is simple – bring together the best quality and highest value tactical, hunting and outdoor gear. These products must be from companies that are owned by, or dedicated to supporting Veterans and First Responders. In conjunction with Seal 1 and Team Never Quit Ammunition, Wingspan is pleased to offer discounts on select products from both companies on orders placed through Wingspan’s website.

Use code HonorUSA on the Wingspan Outfitters website and take 20% off your online purchase of TNQ 9HP and 9LFT as well as selected product from Seal 1.

MidwayUSA Lightweight Shooting Shirts

MidwayUSA is pleased to announce the addition of the MidwayUSA Men’s Long Sleeve and Short Sleeve Lightweight Shooting Shirts to their line of MidwayUSA brand products. The MidwayUSA Lightweight Shooting Shirt is made of 3.24 oz 100% Cotton Poplin, and features extra padding incorporated into the right shoulder to prevent fatigue from those 100 clay days. A button flap left chest pocket provides extra storage for a scorecard, and the classic design makes this shirt great on the course and in the clubhouse. When you’re going into the last stand with a perfect score, make sure you stay cool under pressure with the MidwayUSA Lightweight Shooting Shirt.
“We’re very happy with the new lightweight shooting shirt,” said Jerod Smothers, Merchandising Manager – MidwayUSA Brand Products. “The shirt is functional for the regular clays shooter, but also fits well, and looks good too; it’s a great option for the clays course or the field.”

The MidwayUSA Lightweight Shooting Shirt, available in long or short sleeve, comes in Khaki and Olive, and in sizes Medium through 3XL. For this and the rest of MidwayUSA’s offering of high quality, affordably priced Clothing, visit

Ed Brown Lightweight CCO 1911

Ed Brown Products adds the Lightweight CCO to their line of Custom 1911s.

PERRY, MO – Ed Brown Products, Inc. is excited to introduce the new CCO LW to the expanding line of the World’s Finest Custom 1911s. Known by most firearms enthusiasts as the go-to source for the highest quality, traditional 1911s, this second generation-owned company is continuing in those footsteps, while adding new, innovative and sleek 1911’s to appeal to today’s discriminating custom pistol buyer.

Since the inception of the CCO concept, the most serious users have known that the lightweight CCO is the perfect combination for daily carry, and this new pistol will exceed those demands. Building severe use pistols for now five decades, the Browns understand what it takes to make a solid performer. With this CCO, like all aluminum framed pistols they build, the feed ramp is reinforced with a steel insert to avoid erosion common to aluminum frames that see continued exposure to hollow-points. This pistol is adorned with some of the now over 100 custom options that can be chosen when having a pistol custom built. Every feature was carefully thought out for a daily carry pistol. Starting with the compact (Officer’s) sized, lightweight aluminum frame, combined with a round butt housing and concealed carry beavertail for maximum concealability. Perfectly aligned carry cuts added to the slide for easier one hand holstering, a single side safety, and flush-cut slide stop for a no-snag profile for the right-handed shooter. The flush cut and reversed crown barrel protects the rifling. The Snakeskin treatment on the frontstrap, mainspring housing and slide provides all the grip you want without the harshness of checkering, allowing for pure comfort shooting with no abrasive grabbing of cover garments. Our fixed rear sight and red fiber optic to keep you fighting no matter the lighting conditions. Finally, the sleek, heavy slide chamfer finishes off the slide.

Sales and Marketing Director John May shared with us, “We are just continuing to do what Ed Brown is known for; building the best custom 1911s you can buy. While recognized most for traditional 1911s, keep in mind that Ed Brown invented some of the most innovative and highly imitated designs, such as the Bobtail® Kobra Carry, and Snakeskin , so producing cutting edge 1911’s is in our DNA. Our 50th year is almost here and we are going to remind you all of our history.”

For more information on Light-weight CCO or any of our custom 1911s please check with your local Ed Brown Products Dealer or visit Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram Find informational videos on our firearms by visiting our YouTube channel




22 Nosler Added to Rifle Line
Bend, Ore —— Nosler is pleased to announce that CMMG, Inc., has introduced four new 22 Nosler rifles to the company’s line of top quality AR platform rifles. In addition, four uppers and three barrel assemblies are also being offered in 22 Nosler.
With a variety of barrel lengths and configurations being offered, CMMG has a 22 Nosler platform to meet any need.

“To have a partner with the proven record of quality and performance such as CMMG, on board with the 22 Nosler, is an honor,” said Pat Mundy, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Nosler, Inc. “They understand the immediate improvement in performance to the AR platform that the 22 Nosler delivers.”

CMMG will offer 18″ and 22″ variants of its Mk4 rifle, with corresponding uppers in 22 Nosler. Barrel subassemblies will be offered in 18″, 22″ and 24″ options.

The 22 Nosler was designed to transform the performance of any standard .223/5.56mm AR-15 into the fastest, most powerful .22 caliber available in the AR platform.

With the overwhelming popularity and modularity of the AR-15 rifle, upgrading an existing rifle to the new cartridge was made to be easy and hassle-free, requiring only a swap of the upper, or even just the barrel, and switching to a 6.8 Rem SPC magazine.

This effortless, two-step retrofit allows shooters to experience the 22 Nosler’s lightning-fast, hard-hitting performance, while still being able to use their existing .223 bolt carrier group. With that quick change, 22 Nosler shooters will get 30% more energy and nearly 300 fps faster than a 223 Remington/ 5.56 NATO.

For more information on the new CMMG rifles and uppers in 22 Nosler, please contact:
CMMG, Inc.

SilencerCo Releases The Maxim-50
We at the American Suppressor Association have been fighting since 2011 to pass pro-suppressor reform at the State and Federal levels. We believe education is the key to breaking down misconceptions about suppressors and seeing first-hand is believing! SilencerCo has been a leading company in both education and advocacy. We’re excited to see this unique and innovative new product that will help bring the suppressed shooting experience to a host of sportsmen and women that have been prevented from using these tools in the past.

From the SilencerCo Press Release:

WEST VALLEY CITY, UT – September 19, 2017 – For the first time since the National Firearms Act (NFA) was created in 1934, civilians can enjoy suppressed shooting in all 50 states with SilencerCo’s latest innovation: the integrally suppressed Maxim 50 muzzleloader. In addition, this product can be purchased right now on the web with no regulation (no 4473, no tax stamp, no photographs or fingerprints) at and be shipped immediately to the purchaser with few exceptions*.

SHARE Act (H.R. 3668) Passes Committee 22-13 On Tuesday, September 12, The Sportsmen’s Heritage And Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act was heard in the House Natural Resources Committee. Following a process known as “markup” on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, the bill was passed out of committee in a 22-13 vote. 
ASA Executive Director Knox Williams and SilencerCo CEO and ASA Board Member Joshua Waldron attended the hearing. Live testimony at the hearing was limited to just four individuals selected by the Committee. Because it was heard within the Federal Lands subcommittee, the witness list for the majority called upon organizations with an interest in access to Federal lands. Unfortunately, the minority members in the committee chose instead to take this opportunity to target and attack Section XV of the SHARE Act – a strengthened version of the Hearing Protection Act. They relied upon the willfully misleading testimony of Americans for Responsible Solutions in a misguided attempt to undermine the bill. The American Suppressor Association submitted written testimony to the subcommittee in support of the bill.



Recall: BTI M&P AR-15 Rifle Lower Parts Kit Complete
Battenfeld Technologies, Inc. (BTI) has announced a recall involving its M&P AR-15 Rifle Lower Parts Kit Complete, an aftermarket parts kit. This recall does NOT include and is not related to Smith & Wesson (S&W) factory produced complete M&P rifles.

The M&P AR-15 Rifle Lower Parts Kit Complete, identified as Item No. 110114, consists of the parts necessary to build a complete lower receiver for an AR-15 style modern sporting rifle. BTI is recalling all kits distributed prior to September 12, 2017, which do not exceed more than 4,700 kits. Kits sold during this time period may have been supplied with an incorrect hammer, which may lead to a failure of certain rifles to function as intended, including a potential risk of an unintended discharge. These kits were available for purchase online and through select retailers and distributors, including Turner’s Outdoorsman, Cabela’s, among others.

If you purchased a product advertised as an M&P AR-15 Rifle Lower Parts Kit Complete (Item No. 110114) during the referenced timeframe, please contact BTI at (877) 416-5167 or to arrange for the return of your kit and the issuance of a replacement hammer. While you are awaiting the replacement hammer, any rifle assembled with an M&P AR-15 Rifle Lower Parts Kit Complete should NOT be used.

SIG SAUER Safety Warning and Recall Notice
Newington, NH – SIG SAUER, Inc. has determined that a limited number of rifles in the SIG716 DMR®, SIG516® Carbon Fiber and SIGM400® Predator models were built with a two-stage SIG SAUER trigger that may have an improperly heat-treated hammer. Over time this could result in a trigger malfunction creating a significant safety hazard. SIG SAUER is issuing a mandatory recall to replace the hammer and trigger assembly in these specific rifles. This recall does not affect any military or law enforcement rifles or any SIG MCX®/SIG MPX® products.

SIG SAUER will correct any of the affected firearms at no cost to the customer.

To determine if a specific firearm is affected by the recall, go to and utilize the serial number identifier and visual inspection instructions.

Colt Partners with VZ Grips
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Colt, original manufacturer of the worlds most prolific pistol platform – the 1911, is excited to announce it’s partnership with VZ Grips Custom Gun Grips to create the Colt Signature Series line of genuine OEM G10 grips for Colt’s legendary 1911 platform pistols.

“We couldn’t be prouder of our association with VZ Grips,” said Justin Baldini, Product Director for Colt. “VZ Grips has established themselves and one of the premier G10 grips manufacturers in the industry, and their quality and toughness is a perfect fit for Colt. Some folks may have noticed that nearly all of our new-model pistols have come with Colt-branded G10 grips, including our Colt Competition Pistol™ and Colt Combat Unit™ Rail Gun®, and many have asked for them on the aftermarket. We listened, and now we can anyone who’s looking for an excellent, duty-grade option for their Colt 1911 platform pistol, need look no further than VZ Grips’ Colt Signiture Series.”

“When Colt approached us to develop the next chapter in Colt pistol grips, I was excited,” said John VanZyck, President of VZ Grips Custom Gun Grips. “All of our products are made right here in the USA, so working with Colt is a great fit for us. We share Colt’s commitment to quality and performance in the harshest environments, so to be able to incorporate our passion for making the best pistol grips into Colt’s legendary history is a great opportunity for us.”

Colt Signature Series G10 grips are available in the Double Diamond pattern for Colt Government Model® size 1911 platform pistols in the following colors: Black, Black & Blue, Black & Cherry, or Black & Gray, and have an MSRP of $69. Please visit for more information.