News and Information

May 25, 2017
This week on High Caliber Radio we will honor our men and women in uniform for their sacrifices keep our great nation free.  We will read Medal of Honor Citations and discuss the events around these actions, we will discuss the search for a new service rifle and cartridge and we will hear some patriotic music honoring our veterans.
Barnes Product Safety Recall Notice
Product Safety Recall NoticeWarning

Do not use Barnes 300 Weatherby 180 grain TTSX VOR-TX Ammunition with Lot Numbers: Z08SA15L, Z08SB15L, Z09SA15L, Z09SB15L, Z11SB15L, Z11SC15L, Z12SA15L, Z12SB15L, Z12SC15L, Z08SA15R, Z08SB15R, Z09SA15R, Z09SB15R, Z11SB15R, Z11SC15R, Z12SA15R, Z12SB15R, Z12SC15R

Barnes Bullets, LLC determined that eighteen (18) Lots of its Barnes Bullets, LLC 300 Weatherby 180 grain TTSX VOR-TX ammunition (the “Ammunition”) packaged product may contain cartridges of a different caliber (collectively, the “Affected Product”). The eighteen (18) Lot Numbers are identified above. Firing a rifle with the incorrect caliber of ammunition may result in damage to the firearm, serious personal injury, or death.

To determine if you have Affected Product, please note the following:

If you have a case of the Ammunition, the Lot Number is stenciled on the outside of the case; and,
If you have a box of the Ammunition, the Lot Number is stamped on the inside flap of the box.

If you have Affected Product, immediately discontinue use of it and contact Barnes at the telephone number below. Barnes will arrange for the return shipment of your Affected Product and, upon receipt, will send you replacement Ammunition at no cost to you. If you are unsure whether you have Affected Product or if you have mixed boxes of ammunition, please immediately discontinue the use of the ammunition and contact Barnes Bullets, LLC at the below telephone number – we will replace this ammunition for you. For any other questions relating to the return of Affected Product, please contact the Barnes Consumer Service Department at 435-856-1115.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Safety First
Always observe Remington’s Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety and wear approved eye and ear protection anytime you are shooting.

Honor Defense Announces “All-American & All You Need” Consumer Promotion

Honor Defense® prides itself that their line of firearms are 100% made in the USA.

So proud, in fact, that if you purchase any one of the 16 new Honor Defense® pistols from this month until July 4th you’ll receive products with a value over $125:

-Free 20 rounds of Team Never Quit ™ frangible ammunition

-Free 8 Round Honor Guard Extended Magazine

-$50 off a Viridian green laser with holster

-50% off coupon in Honor Defense® webstore (grips, magazines, conversion kits, etc…)

The goal of this promotion is for Honor Defense® to share that Made in America is what makes America great. They want to make sure all consumers know that all Honor Defense pistols are made and assembled by veterans in Gainesville, Georgia, USA.

While other companies buy parts from foreign companies with USA subsidiaries or produce their pistols in other countries, Honor Defense® keeps all materials and production in America.

It’s easy to get your free items! Simply email or fax the form and a copy (photos accepted) of your receipt to : Fax number:678-943- 8034 or email:

For more information about the All-American & All You Need promotion, contact Honor Defense at 678-943-8035.

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Honor Defense firearms represent the next generation of modular handguns. Honor Defense firearms have more features than any other sub-compact pistol. Every part is manufactured in the U.S.A. to our highest standards. You can’t buy a better pistol right out of the box. To create their pistols, Honor Defense secured input from a panel of professionals that have defended our nation or have extensive credentials in self-defense training.
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Federal Premium Introduces Gold Medal Berger
ANOKA, Minnesota –– Federal Premium Ammunition is proud to announce its new Gold Medal Berger, which combines the most sought-after bullets on the Precision Rifle Series with the industry’s most trusted factory ammunition. Shipments are currently being delivered to dealers.

New Gold Medal Berger loads feature an advanced boat-tail bullet with a high ballistic coefficient to provide the flattest trajectories, less wind drift and surgical long-range accuracy.

To get the most performance out of the bullet designs, these new loads use Gold Medal match primers, Federal brass and specially formulated propellant, and they adhere to Federal Premium’s strictest specifications for accuracy, pressure and velocity.

Features & Benefits
· Berger Juggernaut OTM, Hybrid OTM or BT Target bullet design, depending on caliber

· Most popular bullets at Precision Rifle Series events

· Extremely high ballistic coefficient

· Less wind drift and drop

· World-class long-range accuracy

· Gold Medal match primer

· Loaded to Federal Premium’s tightest specifications

Part No. / Description / MSRP
GM223BH73 / 223 Rem. 73-grain Berger BT Target / $32.95
GM65GDLBH130 / 6.5 Grendel 130-grain Berger Hybrid OTM / $34.95
GM65CRDBH130 / 6.5 Creedmoor 130-grain Hybrid OTM / $34.95
GM308BH185 / 308 Win. 185-grain Berger Juggernaut OTM / $34.95

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

Lipsey’s and Vickers Tactical Full FDE GLOCK
Baton Rouge, La.—Lipsey’s, a nationally renowned firearms distributor, and industry icon Larry Vickers, continue to up the ante on the popular “Vickers GLOCK” series.

Shipping immediately as a Lipsey’s Exclusive, this new Full FDE GLOCK series is built on the Vickers preferred RTF2 frame. The initial production run will be limited to 2,000 G17’s and 3,000 G19’s.

There are some familiar features that seat this Full FDE model at the Vickers GLOCK table while maintaining its own unique personality. Touting the new AmeriGlo Pro I-DOT tritium front sight and proven Wilson Combat U-Notch rear, Vickers stated this may be the best sight configuration that he’s ever shot. “I’ve run a lot of pistols set up every way imaginable but this yellow/green front sight picks up as fast as anything out there.”

The reliable Vickers TangoDown add-ons include the extended mag release, extended slide catch and matching FDE magazine base plates. The grip plug with integral disassembly tool, new in FDE, is a perfect match. An allen wrench is also included for rear sight adjustment.

Now the fourth GLOCK in the Lipsey’s/Vickers Tactical offering, there are no signs of slowing down as Lipsey’s Vice President and Product Development Manager, Jason Cloessner, eludes. “The Vickers GLOCK project is one of our most popular and requested exclusives. With the popularity of our Full FDE exclusive that’s been around for a few years, we saw a void that this Vickers gun fills perfectly. We had to have Larry’s stamp on it.”

Located in Baton Rouge, Lipsey’s was originally formed as a wholesale hunting and fishing distributor in 1953. Today, the company leads the firearms industry in the collaboration and distribution of exclusive firearms. An authority in NFA regulations, Lipsey’s also offers a robust line of silencers, short barrel rifles and accessories. With a committed focus on relationships, Lipsey’s provides value and innovation to federally licensed dealers and the industry’s top manufacturers.

Please visit and find us at, Instagram @LipseysGuns and Twitter @LipseysGuns.

Wilson Combat Carry Comp Professional

Base Price:
$3,310.00 (9mm/.38 Super)
$3,200 (.45 ACP)
Wilson Combat® developed the Carry Comp model, which dramatically improves weapon control while adding minimal bulk and weight, resulting in a carry pistol that has no equal.

In the 1980s, our ACCU-COMP won virtually every major practical pistol competition. It was a phenomenally accurate pistol with the reliability and accuracy serious competition demanded. Using that same technology to minimize recoil and muzzle flip, Wilson Combat® developed the Carry Comp model, which dramatically improves weapon control while adding minimal bulk and weight, resulting in a carry pistol that has no equal. The Carry Comp Professional utilizes a 4″ overall length match-grade barrel, including a ½” muzzle extension that houses the meticulously engineered compensation port.


  • Available Calibers: .45 ACP, 9mm, .38 Super
  • Magazine Capacity: 8 Rounds (.45 ACP)
  • Barrel Length: 4″
  • Overall Length: 8.1″
  • Weight Empty: 40.5 oz
  • Accuracy Guarantee: 1.5″ at 25 yds


  • Professional Size Carbon Steel Frame
  • 30LPI Frontstrap Checkering
  • Contoured Magazine Well
  • 4″ Carbon Steel Slide
  • 4″ Stainless Match Grade Barrel, Hand Fit

Carry Comp Professional®

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B&T USA SPR300 Available in U.S.
B&T USA Announces U.S. Availability Of The Ultra Accurate,
Ultra Quiet SPR300 Bolt Action Rifle.

Tampa, FL – Following successful new product introductions at SHOT Show 2017, B&T USA announces the availability of its ultra accurate and concealable Swiss designed and built SPR300 (Special Purpose Rifle) to both law enforcement and commercial customers in the United States. Designed for maximum accuracy up to 165 yards, the SPR300 is not only one of the quietest full-length bolt action rifles available today, but the rifle can be broken down for discreet carry and quickly reassembled without loss of zero.

The SPR300, chambered for both .300 Whisper and .300 BLK, features a folding fully adjustable stock, extended top rail, quick detachable bipod, and an integrated suppressor. Unique to the SPR300 is the integrated B&T suppressor that reduces subsonic noise to 121dB with no flash at all. The suppressor can be removed from the barrel and reinstalled without losing zero.

What makes the SPR300 so unique among full-length bolt-action rifles is the ability for rifle to be broken down and carried an extremely small Discreet Carry Bag, included with the rifle. The bag fits the rifle, stock, suppressor, bipod, desired optic, and 2 10-round magazines, as well as additional pistol grip modules, quick detachable sling, and cleaning kit, all included with the SPR300 with the exception of the scope. B&T offers buyers a variety of optics for the gun including scopes ideally suited for the trajectory of the .300 Whisper and 300 Blackout rounds. The rifle can be broken down and reassembled quickly and easily with no change in point of impact.

The SPR300 is designed and constructed by B&T with hard anodized aircraft aluminum receiver for maximum durability, accuracy, and weight reduction. The rifle features a 3 position safety, single stage trigger, lower accessory rail, cocked bolt indicator, and pistol grip that can be fit to the user’s hand through interchangeable palm and finger inserts.

For more information on this product and other B&T products please visit our website For information on becoming a B&T USA dealer please contact Jon Scott at B&T USA, +1 (813) 653-1200. Or email

B&T USA is a subsidiary of B&T AG SWITZERLAND which was founded in 1991 as a designer and manufacturer of the industry’s most advanced suppressors. Under the leadership of Karl Brügger, B&T has evolved into a world leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of the most technologically advanced, high performance weapons systems in the world. B&T weapons systems are used by police, Special Forces, and elite military units around the world.

Caldwell Shooting Supplies Stinger Shooting Rest

The Caldwell® Stinger™ Shooting Rest
The new Stinger Shooting Rest combines a sleek all black design with the user functionality and rock solid stability Caldwell is known for. This affordable rest has an innovative front elevation system and a spring loaded, height adjustment knob that allows for fast, one handed coarse elevation adjustment. The Stinger features a heavy duty dual metal frame, and quick cam locks to allow the front rest to easily slide forward or backwards to accommodate a variety of firearm lengths. The new cutting edge molded front and rear supports protect the firearm’s finish and provide just the right amount of firmness for taking rock solid shots!

Features Include:

  • Up to 3″ of front rest elevation adjustment
  • 1″ of rear elevation adjustment
  • 3.5″ of lateral gun fit adjustment
  • Perfect for extended magazines and lever actions
  • Rigid steel tube frame
  • Non-marring front and rear cradles

For more information on the Stinger Shooting Rest click here.

About Battenfeld Technologies, Inc.
Battenfeld Technologies, Inc. is the industry leading manufacturer of shooting, reloading, gunsmithing, gun cleaning supplies, specialty tools and cutlery. We produce innovative, top quality products under: Caldwell® Shooting Supplies; Wheeler® Engineering; Tipton® Gun Cleaning Supplies; Frankford Arsenal® Reloading Tools; Lockdown® Vault Accessories; Hooyman® Premium Tree Saws; Smith & Wesson® Accessories; M&P® Accessories; Thompson/Center Arms™ Accessories; Schrade®, Old Timer®, and Uncle Henry® knives and specialty tools; and Imperial™ knives. For more information about Battenfeld Technologies, Inc.® products, visit

New Winchester Super X Pump Shotguns

Winchester Repeating Arms has a long history of producing defensive shotguns all the way back to the First World War. In close situations, nothing beats a reliable pump action shotgun for defense. Besides that, the “cha-chunk” sound of a live round being loaded in to the chamber of a pump-action shotgun is a sound no criminal wants to hear.

The new SXP Shadow Defender (black matte finish) and SXP Shadow Marine Defender (matte hard chrome plating) pump shotguns from Winchester Repeating Arms feature synthetic pistol grip stocks with textured gripping surfaces. Each is supplied with two length of pull spacers to adjust the shotgun to fit the owner perfectly, and two interchangeable comb pieces that enable them to dial in eye to optic alignment. A ribbed tactical forearm gives a firm grip for optimum control.

Both Super X Pump models are offered in 12 gauge and 20 gauge with 3″ chamber. Alloy receivers are drilled and tapped for bases and rings. The SXP Shadow Marine Defender model features matte hard chrome plating on the barrel, magazine tube and slide arms for added resistance to wear and the elements. The SXP Shadow Defender 12 gauge has a suggested retail price of $449.99 and the 20 gauge version for $469.99. The SXP Shadow Marine Defender 12 gauge has a suggested retail price of $499.99 and the 20 gauge version has a suggested retail price of $519.99. Barrel length for all models is 18″. A cylinder choke tube is supplied.


Synthetic pistol grip Stock with textured gripping surfaces
Two interchangeable comb pieces
Two interchangeable length of pull spacers
Ribbed tactical forearm
Hard chrome-plated chamber and bore
Invector-Plus™ cylinder choke tube
3″ chamber
Black chrome protection on bolt and other components
Removable TRUGLO® fiber-optic front sight plus brass front bead
Alloy receiver
Rotary bolt
Crossbolt safety
Inflex Technology Recoil Pad

For more information on Winchester Firearms, please visit

IWI US, Inc. announced that the Galil ACE Pistol in 5.56 with Side Folding Stabilizing Brace has begun shipping to wholesalers everywhere. The Galil ACE pistol features a side-folding stabilizing brace in 5.56 NATO and an 8.3″ barrel. The brace was designed to help disabled shooters operate and fire an AR pistol.

CAA introduces its first “Shooting the IDF Way” 10-part Facebook Live series, hosted by LTC (RET IDF) Mikey Hartman. Hartman will be sharing tips and techniques he himself wrote and used in his career as a military trainer with the IDF and as the author of the IDF Marksmanship Shooting Doctrine.

Gun Rights Policy Conference
Registration Is Now Open!

Early bird registration for the most important gun rights event of the year is now open.

This year’s national Gun Rights Policy Conference is more important than ever with the elections hanging over our heads like a dagger.

You can get further details and register for this vital event here.

I hope to see you in Dallas, TX September 29, 30  & October 1st.

Sincerely yours,

Alan M. Gottlieb


Starline Releases .300 Blackout Brass
SEDALIA, MO – Starline Brass has recently announced the addition of .300 Blackout to their growing line-up of quality rifle brass, which will soon include .450 Bushmaster, .243 Win, .223 Rem, 6.5 Creedmoor (small and large primer pockets), 7mm-08 and .260 Rem.

Starline’s new .300 Blackout rifle brass is produced with the same rigorous quality control standards that Starline has become known for. It is now available at half the price of comparable cases.

To order Starline’s .300 Blackout cases factory direct online, visit

The .300 Blackout was introduced in 2009 by Advanced Armament Corporation (AAC) for use in the AR-15 platform. Any standard 5.56 AR-15 can easily be converted to .300 Blackout by changing the barrel. Its main purpose is to be loaded at subsonic velocities for use with a suppressor.

The .300 Blackout is the first SAAMI standardized round based on the .300/.221 Fireball wildcats, though the Blackout was designed to be built off of the 5.56 case.

With a wide selection of bullets available in .30 caliber, the .300 Blackout is suitable for taking game as large as whitetail deer, when loaded at supersonic velocities. The adjustability of the AR-15 platform and the low recoil of this round make it an excellent choice for smaller stature hunters.

The popularity of the .300 Blackout cartridge has led to it being offered in many bolt action and single shot rifles, which allows it to be loaded at subsonic velocities with any bullet weight, without concerns about cycling.

Starline is a family owned business that prides itself on producing the highest quality brass cases available at the best possible price. For more than 40 years, Starline’s unique manufacturing process and commitment from their team of employees has distinguished Starline from the competition. Starline manufactures a full line of handgun cartridge cases, and has recently begun producing rifle brass.

Stay up to date with Starline’s new handgun and rifle case releases, exciting promotions and other great content. Follow Starline at:

Federal Premium HST Micro 38 Special +P Load
Federal Premium Expands Personal Defense HST Micro Lineup
with 38 Special +P Load

ANOKA, Minnesota –– Federal Premium Ammunition’s Personal Defense HST Micro loads fuel peak performance from subcompact, concealed-carry handguns. For 2017, the HST Micro line has been expanded to include a 130-grain 38 Special +P load with a deeply seated bullet that eliminates excess air space in the case. This results in the most consistent velocities and terminal performance. Shipments of the new loads are now arriving at dealers.

Like all HST Micro rounds, the new load provides reliable expansion, optimum penetration and superior terminal performance with a bullet weight and propellant optimized for the most efficiency and accuracy in subcompact handguns.

“By combining the HST bullet design with the unique seating depth, we’ve created the most consistent 38 Special personal defense load on the market,” says Federal Premium Handgun Product Lane Director Jason Nash. “We’re proud to give those who carry a 38 Special the most effective possible option for the platform.”

Features & Benefits

New 38 Special +P load for micro-size concealed carry revolvers
Deep bullet seating eliminates inconsistent powder burn rates
Law enforcement proven HST bullet design
Expanded diameter and weight retention produce the desired penetration for personal defense situations, without over-penetrating
Clean-burning, low-flash propellants

Part No. / Description / MSRP
P38HST1S / 38 Special +P HST Micro, 130 grain / $30.95

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

News and Information

May 18th, 2017


This week on High Caliber Radio we will talk to Stephen Hunter about his new book, G-Man.  The book follows the exploits of the Swagger family from Blue Eye, near Mena, Arkansas.  This installment of the Swagger Saga deals with the hunting down of the motorized bandits John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, Charles Authur “Pretty Boy”, Floyd and more.  As always with Hunter’s novels the attention to detail on weapons, tactics and geography is outstanding.  We also keep you up to daye on firearms news.




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CMMG Adds 6.5 Creedmoor
Boonville, MO – CMMG has announced the introduction of four new rifles chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. Known for being an incredibly flat-shooting, accurate caliber, 6.5 Creedmoor has quickly become a favorite among long-range shooters and hunters.

“With the new 6.5 Creedmoor models, we set out to deliver our most accurate line of rifles to date. We’re extremely excited about this up-and-coming caliber and are pleased to offer it to our customers in our proven Mk3 line,” said Chris Reinkemeyer, CEO of CMMG.

Each rifle in the new Mk3 6.5 Creedmoor line-up is built on a CMMG Billet 7075-T6 aluminum AR10 receiver set and runs on a rifle-length direct impingement gas operating system.

The base model in this new 6.5 Creedmoor lineup is the Mk3, which sports a 20-inch medium taper barrel, an A2 compensator, a CMMG single stage trigger and A2 furniture. It also utlizes a CMMG RKM15 KeyMod hand guard. It weighs in at 9 pounds and has an MSRP of $1,799.95.

The Mk3 P model has a 24-inch heavy taper barrel, a CMMG SV Brake, a CMMG single stage trigger, a Magpul MOE pistol grip and MOE stock. It includes a CMMG RKM15 KeyMod hand guard and weighs in at 10.4 pounds. The MSRP on the Mk3 P is $1,899.95.

The Mk3 DTR model features CMMG’s new RML15 M-Lok hand guard. It utilizes a 24-inch heavy taper barrel, an SV Brake and CMMG single stage trigger. It weighs 11.3 pounds and has a Magpul MOE pistol grip and PRS fully adjustable stock. The MSRP on the Mk3 DTR is $2,099.95.

The top end model is the Mk3 DTR2, which features a Giessele SSA two-stage trigger and CMMG RML15 M-Lok hand guard. It utilizes a 24-inch heavy taper barrel and a CMMG SV Brake. It weighs 11.3 pounds and has a Magpul MOE pistol grip and PRS fully adjustable stock. The MSRP on the Mk3 DTR2 is $2,274.95.

Smith & Wesson Short Barrel Combat Magnum Revolver
Smith & Wesson Now Shipping New Combat Magnum Model 66 & Model 69 Revolvers

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Smith & Wesson today announced that it has begun shipping the new short barrel versions of its Model 66 and Model 69 Combat Magnum revolvers. The new Model 66 and 69 revolvers feature a 2.75″ barrel and are chambered in .357 Magnum and .44 Magnum, respectively. The Combat Magnum revolvers are purpose-built for those seeking a magnum caliber in a medium size frame.

Jan Mladek, General Manager for Smith & Wesson® and M&P® Brands, said, “The two new shorter barrel length Combat Magnum revolvers, the Model 66 .357 Magnum K-frame and the Model 69 .44 Magnum L-frame, offer the consumer a powerful personal protection option. We are proud to continue delivering innovations to our revolver product line, and the new 2.75″ barrel length versions allow for easy carry and concealment of the highly regarded Combat Magnum series in these two popular calibers.”

The new Model 66 and 69 revolvers feature a stainless steel frame and cylinder, glass bead finish, and a 2.75 inch barrel. Innovative new features include a redesigned ball detent feature to strengthen the yoke to frame lockup to support heavy magnum loads, as well as a full length extractor for quick, effortless cartridge removal. Both revolvers come equipped with a red ramp front sight, an adjustable white outline rear sight, synthetic grips, ball-detent lock up, full top strap barrel serrations, and a two-piece barrel. The Model 66 revolver is equipped with a 6-round cylinder to handle both .357 Magnum and .38 S&W Special +P, and the Model 69 features a 5-round cylinder capable of handling the large .44 Magnum caliber, as well as .44 Special.

For more information on the Model 66 and Model 69 Combat Magnum series revolvers please visit

Nosler and MidwayUSA Launch 22 Nosler Sales Promotion
Bend, Ore –– Nosler, Inc. and MidwayUSA have partnered up with an offer to give customers looking to upgrade their AR-15s into a 22 Nosler®, a convenient combo pack available only at The combo pack includes an AR-Stoner AR-15 A3 Upper Receiver Assembly chambered in 22 Nosler and 100 rounds of Nosler Varmageddon® Ammunition.
The MSRP for this combo pack would normally run $583.89 but for a limited time only, the price on the AR-Stoner upper has been reduced by $100 and the Varmageddon Ammunition is FREE for a total package cost of $399.99.

The A3 upper assembly will attach to virtually any standard AR-15 lower receiver, and comes complete with charging handle, forward assist, ejection port cover, a stainless steel A2 flash hider, and bolt carrier assembly. Supplied without sights, this upper is a great platform for a red dot sight or iron sights (both sold separately).

The AR-Stoner AR-15 A3 Upper Receiver Assembly chambered in 22 Nosler is ready to be assembled to a complete lower and fired. This AR-Stoner upper features a rifle length gas system for use with 22 Nosler ammo, a mil-spec bolt carrier group, an 18″ fluted, heavy contour stainless steel barrel and a lightweight, 15″ free float, AR-Stoner M-Lok handguard.

The 22 Nosler’s case design takes advantage of the AR-15’s modularity, making the conversion from a standard 223 Remington/ 5.56 NATO to the 22 Nosler simple, requiring only a swap of the upper to the new chambering and switching out to a 6.8 Rem SPC magazine. This effortless two-step retrofit allows shooters to experience the 22 Nosler’s performance, while still being able to use their existing 223 bolt carrier group.

The Varmageddon Ammunition features a 62 grain hollow point with a nominal MV of 3100 fps in an 18″ barrel and is designed for rapid expansion and dramatic terminal performance on varmint sized animals. For a limited time, receive both the ammunition ($83.90 retail value) and upper ($449.99) at the special price of 399.99. For more information, contact MidwayUSA at or 1-800-243.3220.

Crimson Trace Releases Five New Laserguard Laser Sights
(Wilsonville, OR) — Crimson Trace®, America’s recognized top brand of laser sights in a recent national consumer survey conducted by Southwick Associates, announces the release of five new Laserguard® laser sights. These new products include: the LG-482G, a green Laserguard designed for Walther’s PPS® M2 pistol; the Laserguard LG-485/G with a red or green laser for Smith &Wesson’s M&P®45 Shield™ pistol; and the Laserguard LG-496/G with either a red or green laser created for Springfield’s XD® Mod.2® pistol. These Crimson Trace products are shipping now and should be on dealer shelves across America in the days ahead.

Crimson Trace’s Laserguard product line continues to expand at a rapid rate. The popular product line offers more than three dozen Laserguard laser sights, and most are engineered for precision fit onto the trigger guards of compact and subcompact polymer-framed pistols. All Laserguard laser sights utilize Crimson Trace’s Instinctive ActivationTM operation with a small pad located under the trigger guard for easy and instant engagement. This is a feature not available on any competing laser sight products. Nearly every Laserguard laser sight also uses seamless integration and the laser sight housing is designed to mimic features of the firearm it is attached to. Laserguard laser sights also permit easy windage and elevation adjustments once installed, and come set from the factory to be precise on targets located around 50 feet away. Available since 2007, the first Laserguard laser sight was designed for Ruger’s LCP® pistol.

Crimson Trace also offers many Laserguard light and laser sights for pistols manufactured by nearly all of America’s top firearms manufacturers. Many models of Laserguard sights are available for pistols by these manufacturers: Beretta; Glock; Kahr Arms; Kel-Tec; Remington; Ruger; SIG Sauer; Smith & Wesson; and Taurus. Now many Laserguard laser sights are available to consumers in special packages with custom designed holsters. Details on holsters for most firearms with Crimson Trace laser sights can be found at

Crimson Trace has served customers for more than two decades and provides more than 260 products at 2,500+ dealers across America. The company’s products can be easily installed without requiring modification of the firearm—or special gunsmith skills. For more information on Crimson Trace products, dealers, dealer locations, and to obtain a free copy of the company’s catalog, visit or call 800-442-2406.

About Crimson Trace Corporation
Based in Wilsonville, Oregon, Crimson Trace Corporation is recognized as the leader in establishing laser sights as standard equipment on concealed-carry and personal-defense firearms. For more than two decades, the company has provided America’s firearms owners, law enforcement officers and military units worldwide with the largest selection of award-winning laser sights and tactical light products. Those innovations include: Lasergrips® laser sights, Laserguard® laser sights, LiNQ™ wireless operated laser and light systems and Lightguard® lights for firearms, each with Instinctive Activation™ firearm laser activation technology. Additional product lines include the Defender SeriesTM and Rail Master® firearms accessory platforms. Full details are available at or by calling 800-442-2406.

Action Target PT Gong Series
PROVO, UTAH –– Action Target INC., the leading manufacturer of modern shooting ranges, has announced the launch of the PT Gongs Series of steel targets.
Action Target expands its line of steel targets by offering the new PT Gong Series of steel targets featuring The Last Stand system. The patented Last Stand system is made of a self-healing polymer that can handle hundreds of rounds before replacement. Gongs hanging from ropes and chains can break in one shot but the self-healing polymer gives The Last Stand durability that Gongs have not seen before. The leg brackets make adjusting each leg height fast and easy to provide stability on any terrain.

“Action Target prides itself in the highest possible quality AR500 Steel. As one of the largest buyers of steel in the world we are able to pass on our quality and low cost to our loyal customers.” – Chris Hess, Product Marketing Manager.
Action Target PT Gong Series includes: circles from 4-18 inches, IPSC Torsos for training and life-size animal shapes including: Boar, Coyote and Prairie Dog. .25 inch, .375 inch and .500 inch are available.

About Action Target, Inc.
Action Target Inc. is a privately owned business headquartered in Provo, Utah. As a world leader in modern shooting range technology with more than 4,000 products and 40 patents for the systems it designs and manufacturers, Action Target has installed thousands of shooting ranges across the United States and in 25 other countries around the world. Action Target also designs systems and conducts firearms training for law enforcement and various military divisions. For more information on Action Target, visit To learn more about Action Target products or to purchase items online, visit

Meprolight FT Bullseye Now Available For Kahr
The Mako Group announces the popular FT Bullseye-micro red-dot-sight is now available for Kahr pistols. The Meprolight FT Bullseye is an innovative micro-optic sight, featuring a single rear sight design, no front sight needed! Meprolight’s engineers created a sight which helps you acquire the target quicker by eliminating the need to use the front sight. By combining Tritium and fiber optics, FT Bullseye works in all lighting conditions, day or night. No batteries required, always on-always ready.

The FT Bullseye fits the following Kahr models K9, MK9, P9, CW9, CM9, K40, CT40, K40, MK40, P40, CW40, CM40, CT40, P45, CW45, CM45, and CT45 models. Additionally, the sight is available for GLOCK, Springfield XD and XDM, Smith & Wesson M&P and M&P Shield, H&K VP9, Sig and Remington R1 pistols.
The low profile, single rear sight, helps shooters get on target faster. With this unique design, there’s no need for the front sight. When the dot is centered in the circle, you’re on target. Experienced and new shooters who test the sight, quickly realize that focusing on the rear sight only is easier than it seems. They understand the concept and see why it is faster than aligning front and rear sights in the traditional manner. Available in red or green dot. MSRP $217.70.

AR500 Dueling Tree from Birchwood Casey
The new Dueling Tree AR500 Centerfire Handgun Target from Birchwood Casey® provides fast-paced action that you can see and hear.

The new AR500 Dueling Tree features six paddles that are 6″ in diameter and 3/8″ thick. The paddles are constructed of tough, durable AR500 steel. The Dueling Tree has six plates that swing from side to side when hit; providing constant shooting action. The heavy, AR500 steel construction ensures the targets will stand up to long-term use with centerfire handguns.

Dueling Tree features a canted stand with four stable legs that make shooting safe. There are no springs or mechanisms required for the target to reset, making it almost maintenance free. The stand is easy to assemble without tools. Each paddle includes orange replaceable Target Spots™ for increased visibility. The AR500 Dueling Tree comes with a hard, molded case for ease of transportation.

The AR500 Dueling Tree Centerfire Handgun Target is made in the USA and sells for a retail price of $399.99.

Visit the Birchwood Casey website at, write to 7887 Fuller Road, Ste. 100, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 or call 800-746-6862 for more information.

Ruger American Rimfire® Target
The new Ruger American Rimfire® Target model is built for exceptional accuracy with a 0.860″ diameter, cold hammer-forged, 1/2-28″ threaded target barrel. Available in .22 LR, .22 WMR and .17 HMR, with a free-floated barrel and one-piece Picatinny rail, this rifle is ready for your favorite optic. Like every Ruger American Rimfire® rifle, this Target model features the Ruger Power Bedding® integral bedding blocks, crisp Ruger Marksman Adjustable™ trigger and patented, detachable rotary magazine. The Target model also features a black laminate stock and factory-installed, knurled thread protector.


Black Aces Tactical Pro Series 56 Po'Boy 5.56 suppressor shakedowns
Sound testing done in accordance with Mil 1474D using a calibrated Bruel and Kjaer 2209 impulse sound meter and proper 4136 1/4″ microphone

The industry is already taking note.

Black Aces Tactical is proud to announce the release of our new 5.56 suppressor.
Pro Series 56 Po’Boy Suppressor
   Features & Specs
       –134 Db tested with an average of 33 Db reduction on a 16″ barrel AR platform rifle in 5.56
       -Simple an rugged contruction
       -4130 Chromoly steel exterior wall/ 316 stainless interior.  Incorporates dual wall integrity and highly corrosive resistant interior wall
       -High heat graphite air cooled cerakote finish that withstands up to 2000 degrees
       -Length 8″   Diameter 1.5″   Weight  25 Oz
       -Reinforced straight stacked baffle
-Direct thread security (no wobbly quick disconnect)
-Customer serviceable using an AR15 stock wrench
Our Decibel testing was done following the Mil Standard 1474 Delta.  Using a 2017 calibrated Bruel & Kjaer 2209 with a 4136 microphone. 
***We also took special care to ensure that we used a standard AR-15 stock wrench pattern to remove the front cap to clean out the interior and baffling after use.**
** Full auto use.  The Po’ Boy suppressor is capable of handling sustained full auto fire on both long 16″  and limited short 12″ barrels. 
The best part of this Pro Series 56 Po’Boy suppressor is that it is $199!
*Manufacturing now with some already reserved.  Call our dealer care specialist to ensure you get you PoBoy Suppressors for your customers today!*
*The order will only be charged upon filing of respective Form 3 by Black Aces Tactical*
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  • -We manufacture the Pro Series 56 Po’Boy Suppressor using simple and robust technology
  • The most rugged materials.  Billet 4130 Exterior, Billet 316 Stainless steel internal
  • The lowest priced 5.56 AR15 Suppressor on the market today.
  • A discretionary purchase.  No need to ask the wife if you can spend $1000 on an overpriced can.  Our can is only $199 and give you everything you want.
  • Thoroughly tested for rock solid performance



News and Information

May 12, 2017

On The May 19 episode of High Caliber Radio, we will be talking to the creator of Earl and Bob Lee Swagger, author Stephen Hunter, about his new book, G-Man.  Stephen Hunter’s books are accurate in every way from the firearms and tactics to the settings (many of which are right in High Caliber Radio’s back yard).  Tune in and enjoy the interview.


SportLock Leather and Canvas Handgun Cases from Birchwood Casey

Let Your Handgun Ride in Style with SportLock Leather
and Canvas Handgun Cases from Birchwood Casey

The new SportLock Leather & Canvas Handgun Cases from Birchwood Casey®provide stylish, presentation grade protection for handguns.

SportLock Leather & Canvas handgun cases feature durable, abrasion resistant canvas and genuine leather accents; along with a plush, padded interior and a durable, no-snag zipper to protect the finest handguns. The cases are available in 8″, 10″ and 14″ sizes to accommodate almost any size pistol or revolver.

The 8″ size sells for a retail price of $34.99, the 10″ for $39.99 and the 14″ case for $44.99.

Visit the Birchwood Casey website at, write to 7887 Fuller Road, Ste. 100, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 or call 800-746-6862 for more information.

Media Inquiries:
Mike Capps
Howard Communications

STI Costa Carry Comp Pistol

STI International has teamed up with self-defense and weapons training expert Chris Costa to design the new Costa series of pistols.

The Costa Carry Comp features an island sight, which is attached to the barrel instead of the slide, with the compensator ahead of the front sight. This technology reduces muzzle jump, making it easy to stay focused on the front sight for follow up shots. The compensator reduces recoil by 63% and the gun uses the STI Recoil Master dual spring system to reduce recoil even further, making the Costa Carry Comp one of the smoothest shooting pistols on the market.

The STI Costa Carry Comp is available in both 9mm and .45 ACP in the STI exclusive 2011® platform, which provides higher round capacity. The Modular design of the 2011 transfers recoil along a flatter plain for better control and faster follow up shots. The barrel is 4.15 inches (5.1 inches including the Island Comp) and the gun has a black Diamond Like Carbon finish with tan TreeBark stippled grips and a Picatinny under-rail to mount accessories. Sights are a fixed ledge rear with a fiber optic front. Two magazines are included, both 126mm and 140mm.

The Costa Carry Comp sells for an MSRP of $3,699.

For more information, please visit or e-mail

News and Information

May 11, 2017


This week on High Caliber Radio we will celebrate V.E. Day, our victory over the Axis in Europe.  We also talk to renowned firearms instructor, Dave Spaulding and get his ideas on how to react in an active shooter/terrorist situation.  We will be talking to Adel Jamil of C Products Defense about their line of magazines including the best 7.62x39mm AR mag on the market.



Restored Winchester Model 1895

31019 Winchester 1895 52300

Presented to you today is a beautiful example of a Winchester Model 1895, John Browning’s famous final design for the Winchester Repeating Arms Company.

This lever action rifle is chambered in .30-40 Krag, is all original, and is restored to factory condition by Turnbull Restoration. Carrying serial number 52300, this Model 1895 was manufactured in 1905. Metal restoration includes receiver charcoal bluing, barrel rust bluing, and hammer and link color case hardening. Wood restoration includes refinished stock and forend in the original dull oil finish. In addition, all barrel and receiver marking have been restored, and the rifle maintains a very good bore.

This Model 1895 would make a perfect centerpiece for any Winchester lever action rifle collection.


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News and Information

May 5, 2017

Mec-Gar USA 2nd Amendment 1911 Magazines

MIDDLETOWN, CONN. – Mec-Gar® USA is proud to announce the introduction of an eight-round .45acp 1911 magazine with the text of the second amendment of the US Constitution laser engraved to their product line. Mec-Gar USA will be donating 10% of the proceeds from the sale of these magazines to pro-second amendment organizations.

According to Mec-Gar USA national sales manager David Larson, “We have always been strong supporters of the right of people to own and possess firearms. We are offering this magazine because we see the 1911 as America’s gun and are donating a portion of the proceeds to ensure second amendment rights are protected.”

The magazine has the following attributes:
· Text of the US Constitution’s Second Amendment laser engraved on the magazine body

· Body manufactured from carbon steel and heat treated for strength with a blued coating

· Spring manufactured from Type D music wire

· Removable High-impact polymer baseplate for ease of cleaning

· Numbered witness holes for remaining-round calculation

The magazine has a retail price of $29.20 and is now available.
The product number is: MGCG45082A

About Mec-Gar®
Mec-Gar® Srl is a privately held, family-run business located in Brescia, Italy. Since opening in 1965, the company has been proud of its fully in-house engineering, design and manufacturing process, positioning Mec-Gar Srl as an industry leader in quality and innovation. Mec-Gar® USA is owned and operated by the same family and functions as the sole U.S. importer and distributor for Mec-Gar Srl products in North America. To learn more, visit

Smith & Wesson Begins Shipping M&P45 M2.0 Pistol

Popular M&P M2.0 Pistol Now Available in .45 AUTO

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today that it has begun shipping its highly anticipated M&P45 M2.0 pistol chambered in .45 AUTO. Designed for personal, sporting, and professional use, the M&P M2.0 pistol delivers an entirely new platform, introducing innovative features in nearly every aspect of the pistol, including the trigger, grip, frame, and finish.

Matt Buckingham, President of the Firearms Division, said, “The new M&P M2.0 is one of the most advanced production pistols on the market today, and the consumer and law enforcement response to the 9mm and .40 S&W configurations has been remarkable, with several agencies currently evaluating the pistol. The M&P45 M2.0 features all of the enhancements found in the popular M&P M2.0 platform, and was an essential addition to the M&P M2.0 product line. The .45 AUTO is a common caliber for personal, sporting and professional use, and we are pleased to announce that the M&P45 M2.0 is now available for purchase in stores across the nation.”

Highlights of the new M&P M2.0 pistol platform include an extended stainless-steel chassis and high grip to barrel bore axis ratio for reduced muzzle rise and faster aim recovery. The M&P M2.0 pistol further improves performance with a fine-tuned, crisper trigger, lighter pull, and a tactile and audible reset. The pistol, available in three calibers, includes an aggressively-textured grip and four interchangeable palmswell inserts for optimal hand-fit and trigger reach. The M&P M2.0 is an ideal pistol for all shooters in all conditions.

M&P M2.0 pistol Advanced by Design™
Superior Ergonomic Design
• M&P pistol’s optimal 18-degree grip angle, providing a natural point of aim
• M&P pistol high grip-to-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 9mm and .40 S&W, and 1 in 15″ twist .45 AUTO M&P M2.0 barrels
• 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 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
• Cerakote® FDE finish over Armornite® on Flat Dark Earth M2.0 slides

The M&P M2.0 pistol base model is priced within reach, at an MSRP of $599. It is available in the three most popular pistol calibers: 9mm, .40S&W and now .45 AUTO. The striker-fire, semi-automatic polymer pistol is available in Matte Black or Flat Dark Earth (FDE) finishes, depending on caliber, and includes two magazines, a limited lifetime warranty, and a lifetime service policy.

To see the M&P M2.0 pistol in action, please visit
For more information on M&P products, including the new M&P M2.0 pistols, please visit

About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Corp. is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products, and training to the U.S. consumer and law enforcement markets, as well as global military and law enforcement customers. The company’s firearm division brands include Smith & Wesson®, M&P®, Performance Center® and Thompson/Center Arms™. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to

Matt Spafford, Smith & Wesson Corp.

Browning Adds New Models to the Buck Mark Line

Several features have made the Browning Buck Mark a popular pistol among target shooters and hunters. Buck Mark pistols are made in the USA on a machined aluminum frame and feature a precision-rifled barrel, blow back action, crisp single-action trigger and adjustable sights.

A Buck Mark Field Target Suppressor Ready model has been introduced for 2017. This model features a heavy round 5-1/2″ barrel and is threaded to accept a suppressor. A thread protector is included. An integral optics base is featured, along with an adjustable Pro-Target rear sight and front blade sight. Laminated Cocobolo target grips are included. Suggested retail price is $599.99. A Buck Mark Field Target model is also available with identical features but is not suppressor ready and has a suggested retail price of $579.99.

The new Buck Mark Lite Flute UFX model features a 5-1/2″ steel barrel with lightweight alloy fluted sleeve in matte blued finish. Other features include an adjustable Pro-Target rear sight and a TRUGLO®/Marble Arms® fiber-optic front sight. Grips are ambidextrous Ultragrip FX. Suggested retail is $559.99.

Also introduced is the Buck Mark Lite UFX model for 2017. This model features a 5-1/2″ steel barrel with the Buckmark logo machined into the top of the lightweight alloy fluted barrel sleeve. It has the same features as the Buck Mark Lite Flute UFX model with the addition of a Picatinny rail mounted on the bottom of the barrel to accommodate a light or laser. Suggested retail is $589.99.

Browning has added four new models to the Buck Mark Plus line. The models are the UDX, Stainless UDX, Rosewood UDX and Practical URX. The three UDX models all have a 5-1/2″ barrel: Stainless on the stainless model and matte blued on the other two. The Practical UDX has a tapered 5-1/2″ bull barrel. All four pistols have a new Picatinny rail for optics with an integrated Pro-Target white outline adjustable rear sight. A TRUGLO®/Marble Arms® fiber-optic front sight is also featured. Grips on the UDX models are brown laminated wood, rosewood on the Rosewood model, black laminated wood on the Stainless model and the Practical model includes ambidextrous URX grips. Suggested retail is $549.99 for the UDX and Rosewood models, $599.99 for the Stainless model and $479.99 for the Practical model.

For more information on Browning products, please visit the website at

ELEY Reintroduces Standard 22 Ammunition

ELEY re-introduced ELEY standard this past weekend at the NRA annual meetings and exhibits. As ELEY continues to establish itself as the most accurate and demanding .22LR available in the world, they recognized a need in the market that wasn’t being filled. “Price conscious shooters deserve accurate and reliable .22LR as well,” said Jamie Corkish, PR and Marketing Manager for North America, “We decided to bring back a product we had many years ago, to allow shooters of all ages and levels to experience and trust ELEY’s un-rivaled accuracy at an affordable price.”

ELEY’s technology and innovation drives each and every product to outperform the competition at every level of the product range, ELEY standard is no different. With the re-introduction of standard, ELEY added a paraffin-wax lube to the bullet for consistent and reliable function through all rimfire firearms, including semi-automatic.

ELEY standard is loaded with a 40 grain, round-nose bullet with an average velocity of 1090 fps. ELEY standard will be available exclusively in a 500 round bulk pack priced at $49.99 MSRP. To find an ELEY authorized dealer near you, please visit us at ELEY ammunition is accuracy defined.

Media Contact:
Kim Cahalan – Media Direct

For more information on ELEY and ELEY ammunition please visit our website,

Jamie Corkish
North America PR & Marketing Executive
2012 Olympic Gold Medallist
Tel: 406-314-4456
Mobile: 406-212-7824

Hornady Now Shipping Two New 300 WSM Loads

(Grand Island, Nebr.) Hornady is pleased to announce they are now shipping two different loads of 300 WSM ammunition. Both options offer exceptional accuracy and give hunters a dependable choice in either a 165 gr GMX or 200 gr ELD-X bullet.

300 WSM 165 gr GMX® Superformance® – Item No. 82206
Superformance uses ultra-progressive propellants that take the GMX bullet to levels of performance that are simply unattainable with conventional propellants. Constructed of a tough, copper-alloy, GMX bullets deliver controlled expansion while maintaining 95%+ weight retention.

300 WSM 200 gr ELD-X® Precision Hunter® – Item No. 82208
This new load offers the 300 WSM shooter the best performing bullet available in a precision hunting load. The ELD-X bullet is a match accurate hunting bullet featuring highest-in-class ballistic coefficients and consistent, controlled expansion at ALL practical hunting distances.

Both 300 WSM loads are available from stocking dealers, major retail sporting goods stores, and their websites. Dealers can be found by visiting the Retail Locator on

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

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Leupold Handheld LTO-Quest

Leupold® Adds to Thermal Optics Line with Handheld LTO-Quest™

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc. introduces the latest in its line of Leupold® Thermal Optics, the LTO-Quest™.

This pocket-sized thermal optic helps hunters find downed game, track blood trails and increase situational awareness. The LTO-Quest provides a precise temperature reading of the object being scanned and displays it on the screen. In addition to showing heat sources, the LTO-Quest has a built-in flashlight and camera which allows you to capture and store as many as 2,000 images.

“Leupold works closely with hunters to develop products to help them be more effective in the field,” said Tim Lesser, vice president of product development for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “The LTO-Quest gives hunters a pocket-sized tool to help recover game that may otherwise have been lost.”
Cycle through the eight color filters using a simple three-button interface. An internal, rechargeable battery delivers four hours of run time, and uses a standard micro USB for charging and image downloads.

A built-in flashlight offers user-adjustable power settings that can be set to meet the needs of the hunter. With a maximum output of 300 lumens, the LTO-Quest provides plenty of power to help locate game or find paths to stands and blinds.
Featuring a generous 2.4″ LCD screen, the LTO-Quest provides a 20-degree field of view with a 300-yard detection range. The 15hz display offers smooth images and is easy to view in all lighting conditions.

Sized to fit in a pocket or small pouch, the LTO-Quest is a lightweight powerhouse that belongs in every hunter’s pack. In addition to afield, the LTO-Quest is a great tool for everything from keeping an eye on property, examining energy efficiency around the home, or checking mechanical equipment for heat issues.

For more information on Leupold products, please visit us at

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Founded in Oregon more than a century ago, Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is a fifth generation, family owned company that designs, machines and assembles its riflescopes, mounting systems and tactical/Gold Ring® spotting scopes in the USA. The product lines include rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; mounting systems; and optical tools, accessories and Pro Gear.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., P.O. Box 688, Beaverton, OR 97075-0688, U.S.A.
Phone: (800) LEUPOLD or (503) 526-1400 • Fax: (503) 352-7621 •

News and Information

May 4, 2017

This week on High Caliber Radio, we will talk to Jason Morton of CZ-USA about the long awaited, “Glock Killer”.  The CZ P10 has finally made into to the marketplace.  The P10 is CZ’s first polymer frame, striker fired pistol.  The examples I handled have a fantastic trigger and all P10s come from the factory with steel sights, just 2 of the reasons they are being called Glock Killers.  We will also talk to Dave Fulson of Safari Classics about the fate of the missing South African PH and also about the on going fight against anti hunting groups.

May 3. 2017
Rock River, Springfield Armory Respond to Illinois SB 1657

Statement from Chuck Larson, President/Owner, Rock River Arms, Inc.

Rock River Arms, Inc.® (RRA) wants to assure the Illinois (and national) firearms community that we are still 100 percent opposed to the Gun Dealer Licensing Act – SB1657, the house version of the same bill, and any potential final legislation that may come from those bills along with any other infringements on the gun rights of law-abiding citizens everywhere.

For more than twenty years, Rock River Arms and Springfield Armory has actively opposed gun control legislation at the local, state, and federal levels. In 2009, we partnered with other manufacturers to form an organization geared towards representing our interests – The Illinois Firearms Manufacturers Association (IFMA). Historically, that organization has done well in representing us in Springfield, Illinois. We had no reason to believe that it was doing anything beyond representing the firearms community’s (Illinois firearms manufacturers, dealers and gun owners) best interests, keeping us well-informed on relevant legislation and issues, acting on our behalf. In the case of SB1657, there was a disconnect and that representation was misguided.

While we do believe that IFMA acted in what it felt was the best interests of its members, we were as shocked as everyone else to find ourselves exempted from provisions of SB1657 and that IFMA was no longer opposing that bill, even though RRA still opposed it.

Again, Rock River Arms wants to emphasize (regardless of anything that may have been said or done, mistakenly or otherwise, by any other party on our behalf) its continued total opposition to SB1657, the Illinois House version of the bill and any final legislation that may emerge. This includes any provisions found in Gun Dealer Licensing Act SB1657, along with any other threats that may infringe upon our gun rights.

If you have any further questions or require more information about our position, please contact:

Sarah Larson, General Manager or Steve Mayer, LE, Government, and International Sales Manager
at 309-792-5780.

Thank you.

Chuck Larson
Rock River Arms, Inc.

Springfield Armory Statement Regarding Gun Dealer Licensing Act (SB1657).

GENESEO, IL– Springfield Armory has always fought hand-in-hand with the NRA, NSSF, ISRA and many others for legislation that fiercely protects the Second Amendment, individual rights and the industry as a whole. Our fight continues today as some members of the Illinois legislature are pushing to overregulate the industry through Gun Dealer Licensing Act (SB1657).

“At the time of my initial statement to the media, I was ill-informed of the ramifications of this bill and its detrimental effects to the Second Amendment, which I have personally fought to protect my entire life. I can tell you now, we at Springfield Armory are unequivocally 100 percent against this bill and will continue to work with the NRA and others to ensure that it is defeated,” said Dennis Reese, Chief Executive Officer, Springfield Armory.

Springfield Armory, like Rock River Arms, was not aware of the actions taken by our trade association, IFMA, until after the fact. We take this situation very seriously and are looking into how this very unfortunate lapse in communication occurred.

Springfield Armory has fought and defeated legislation like this in Illinois for the past 15 years. We are wholeheartedly against this bill and will fight to see it defeated as the unnecessary and harmful overreach that it is.

Pete Brownell Elected President of the NRA

ATLANTA – Pete Brownell of Montezuma, Iowa was elected by the National Rifle Association Board of Directors as President May 1, 2017, following the 146th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta.

An NRA Life Member since birth, Brownell is the Chief Executive Officer of the legendary family-owned firearm and firearm accessory retailer Brownells. He brings a record of leadership, a passion for our outdoors and shooting sports traditions, and vigor to protect and defend the Second Amendment.

Brownell was elected to the NRA Board of Directors in 2010, and has served as chairman of the Membership Committee, and as a member of the Finance, Law Enforcement Assistance, Publications Policies, and Sport Shooting Committees.

Brownell is also the former chairman of the Board of the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers and a former member of the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff Foundation Board. Outside the office, he is an accomplished athlete and avid outdoorsman.

“It’s an honor and privilege to serve the 5 million members of the National Rifle Association of America. I am humbled to serve alongside Wayne LaPierre – the true heart and soul of this Association and to walk in the footsteps of my predecessors,” said Brownell. “I’m a proud NRA member from day one who grew up with a passion for guns, our rich hunting heritage, and a passion to strengthen our Second Amendment.”

The NRA Board of Directors re-elected Wayne LaPierre as the NRA Executive Vice President. Under his trusted leadership, the NRA has grown to unprecedented levels, becoming the preeminent force in American politics and strengthening its position as the nation’s foremost defender of the Second Amendment. Upon his re-election, LaPierre reappointed Josh Powell to the position of Executive Director of NRA General Operations and Chris W. Cox to the position of Executive Director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action.

NASCAR legend Richard Childress of Welcome, North Carolina, who most recently served as NRA Second Vice President, was elected First Vice President. Childress is Chairman and CEO of Richard Childress Racing, one of NASCAR’s most prolific and storied teams. Outside of his life-long passion for auto racing, Childress is an accomplished conservationist and activist for the protection of our natural resources, having supported groups including the Boone & Crockett Club, Ducks Unlimited, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Carolyn D. Meadows of Marietta, Georgia, was elected Second Vice President. An active member of the NRA Board of Directors since 2003, Meadows is a political leader whose effective lobbying of Congress and Georgia legislators has been felt both locally and nationally. A passionate shooter and hunter, Meadows volunteers to provide gun safety courses for children and adults.

Additionally, Wilson H. Phillips, Jr., was re-elected by the NRA Board of Directors to serve as Treasurer, and John Frazer was re-elected Secretary.

The elections followed the 146th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits, held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta April 27-30, 2017. The Annual Meetings attracted NRA members from across the country to celebrate American freedoms. Featuring more than 800 exhibitors in over 15 acres of exhibition hall space, this year’s event was the largest in NRA history.

About the National Rifle Association
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. Visit


Contact:; (703) 267-1595

 May 3, 2017
SASP Welcomes United States Concealed Carry Association

SASP Welcomes United States Concealed Carry Association

The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) welcomes USCCA to the SASP family of Platinum sponsors. This is an exciting sponsorship for SASP.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be sponsoring the Scholastic Action Shooting Program this year,” Tim Schmidt, president and founder of the USCCA, said. “The SASP is an incredible organization, doing so much to teach responsible gun ownership and life lessons to today’s youth. It’s a huge honor to work closely with this organization and to witness the true positive impact it has on our culture and our future.”

Tammy Mowry, national director of the SASP, said, “USCCA is a natural fit for our SASP families. SASP is all about introducing youth to the shooting sports. We provide and promote opportunities for youth to safely and enjoyably participate and compete in a high-quality, team-based sport that is led by trained adults who are focused on enhancing the personal growth and development of their athletes.”

About Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation

The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) is 501(c)(3) public charity responsible for all aspects of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) across the United States. SCTP and SASP are youth development programs in which adult coaches and other volunteers use shooting sports to teach and to demonstrate sportsmanship, responsibility, honesty, ethics, integrity, teamwork, and other positive life skills. SCTP was developed as a program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) until the SSSF was created in 2007 to operate the SCTP. In 2012, SSSF created the SASP and became the managing foundation of both programs.

For more information about SSSF, visit

Hogue Carry Holsters
Henderson, NV – Hogue Incorporated is proud to announce the expansion of their line of automatic retention carry holsters to include seven new gun fits to meet consumer demand. Uniquely designed models to fit the Ruger American, the Glock 43, the CZ P-10 Compact, the SIG Sauer P320, HK’s new VP9SK and HK’s P10, P30, P2000 and the VP9/40 pistols now round out their line. “We’re designing and building first rate carry holsters,” explained Hogue co-owner Neil Hogue. “The features built into our retention holsters have resulted in quite a superior design and now we have added some highly requested new models to the Hogue Holster roster.”
Hogue’s new holster additions include right and left-handed designs in both their solid black and carbon fiber weave patterned options. All models feature the company’s patented Automatic Retention System™ – an ingenious trigger guard-lock design that holds the handgun securely when holstered. A discretely-located thumb release on the inside of the holster makes for an intuitive, fast draw while re-holstering is quick and consistent thanks to form fitted pistol channel. “We sweated a lot of details,” said Hogue. “Each holster is uniquely designed for a specific model handgun so the fit and finish rivals a lot of custom designs out there.”
A closer look at a Hogue holster reveals a host of exclusive features built into each one including a flexible, comfortable paddle that conforms beautifully to the hip that is interchangeable with the included belt plate option. The built-in cant eliminates the need for easy-to-lose spacers and washers. Most models can be configured for straight, FBI angle or cross draw positioning and all feature a contoured, low print profile. The entire line is intelligently-designed with an eye toward ergonomics, function and durability.
Hogue holsters are available in your choice of solid black aerospace polymer or polymer patterned with a carbon fiber weave priced at $49.95 MSRP.Hogue is celebrating fifty years of quality manufacturing in their family-owned and operated facilities under the direct supervision of the Hogue family. Hogue, Inc. supports local dealers and encourages customers to purchase Hogue products locally. For more information please call Hogue directly at 1-800-438-4747 or visit to find a Hogue dealer near you.

May 3, 2017

Browning’s New High Grade Hunter A5 Shotgun

The original Auto-5 shotgun, designed by John M. Browning, is a legend in the hunting and shooting industry. Although the original design is no longer produced, Browning’s introduction of the new A5 a few years ago filled the demand of shooters wanting a shotgun built in the classic design of the Auto-5.

In 2016, Browning added to the A5 line with the introduction of the A5 Sweet Sixteen. The new gun brought back memories for many shooters and hunters of the days of shooting the original Sweet 16 Auto-5 in upland and small game fields. The new model was an instant success with many consumers.

New for 2017, Browning is expanding the line to include the A5 High Grade Hunter. This new 12-gauge model features special engraving that depicts pheasants on the left side and mallards on the right side, all surrounded by intricate scrollwork on a blued finish. The stock is Grade 2.5 walnut with sharp 22 lines-per-inch checkering and a rich gloss finish. Available in 26″ or 28″ barrel lengths, the suggested retail price is $1,859.99.

Other features:
Strong, lightweight aluminum alloy receiver with a gloss black finish
Lightweight profile barrel with a flat ventilated rib and gloss blued finish
12-gauge, 3″ chamber
Recoil-operated Kinematic Drive action
Shim adjustment for length of pull, cast and drop
Vector Pro Lengthened Forcing Cone
Three Invector-DS choke tubes
Inflex recoil pad
Fiber-optic front sight and ivory mid-bead
ABS storage case

For more information on Browning products, please visit the website at

TRUGLO EMINUS Tactical Precision Riflescope Series

TRUGLO, Inc. releases the EMINUS Tactical Precision Riflescope Series, ideal for tactical, target, and hunting with modern sporting rifles. As modern sporting rifles continue to be more accurate and more affordable, long-range shooting sports are on the rise—EMINUS can help hit those long-distance targets at a price point that represents an incredible value.
EMINUS riflescopes are designed as a perfect pairing to rifle builds tuned for accuracy and practicality. The EMINUS series offers two different models: the EMINUS9 (3-9x42mm) and the powerful EMINUS16 (4-16x44mm). The EMINUS9 uses a fixed focus system, and the EMINUS16 utilizes a side focus/parallax dial adjustable from 20 yards to infinity. Quarter-MOA locking target turrets correspond easily to the proprietary Illuminated TacPlex Reticle (also in MOA) for improved shot tracking, measurement, and holdover. This system is convenient for shooters accustomed to measuring ranges in yards and targets in inches.
As a premium optic, all accessories comes standard in the EMINUS series, including the APTUS™-M1 30mm one-piece mount, flip-up lens caps, and a quick-zoom lever to easily change magnification. Users of the popular Strelok™ Pro ballistic calculator application will be happy to find the TacPlex Reticle for the EMINUS scopes already programmed in the reticle library for both magnification levels.
Visit to learn more about the EMINUS riflescope series. EMINUS Scopes are currently shipping to distributers nationwide, and will soon be available through shooting sports retailers.
TRUGLO® EMINUS™ Tactical Precision Riflescope features:

    • Multi-coated lenses for enhanced clarity and contrast
    • 30mm tube for increased turret adjustment range and increased brightness
    • 1/4-MOA locking target turrets
    • MOA-based reticle for simplified adjustments, tracking, and holdover
    • Included APTUS-M1 mount for a strong hold and ideal mounting position on modern sporting rifles
    • Illuminated TacPlex Reticle (T.P.R.) for precision measurement (in MOA) without a crowded sight picture
    • Hardcoat anodized matte black finish
    • Nitrogen gas-filled, fog-proof construction
    • Water-resistant and shock-resistant
    • Illuminated glass-etched reticle
    • Leaf-spring turret control for positive and responsive click adjustments.
    • Generous eye relief
    • Side focus dial: 20yds to infinity (TG8541TLR)
    • MSRP:    EMINUS9:             3-9x42mm, IR, 30mm (TG8539TLR): $280

EMINUS16:          4-16x44mm, IR, 30mm (TG8541TLR): $369

For more information about TRUGLO®
products, visit

Surefire Sonic Defenders Win Award

Fountain Valley, CA — SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, has received an Editors’ Choice Award by Hearing Health Magazine for their Sonic Defender hearing protection. SureFire Sonic Defenders protect your hearing against both impulse and continuous noise. Available in several different models, including some with noise-reducing filters that permit the hearing of low-level sounds and conversations while blocking impulse noise, Sonic Defenders are constructed of a soft but durable hypoallergenic polymer that provides all-day comfort and an extended product life (up to 6+ months, depending on usage and care). Their patented EarLock® retention rings comfortably lock the earplugs in place for an unprecedented hold. Hearing Health’s Editors’ Choice Awards honor products that provide innovative technology and comprehensive solutions, making them ideal for athletes with hearing issues as well as for active people who want to protect their hearing.

For more information, visit:

About SureFire—Located in Fountain Valley, California, SureFire, LLC is the leading manufacturer of suppressors, high-performance flashlights, weapon-mounted lights, and other tactical equipment for those who go in harm’s way, or anyone who demands the ultimate in quality, innovation, and performance. SureFire illumination tools are used by more SWAT teams and elite special operations forces than any other brand. SureFire is an ISO 9001:2008-certified company.

Press Contact: Andrew Wright

May 3, 2017
Ruger Introduces an Integrally Suppressed Barrel for the 10/22 Takedown®
The ISB, or Integrally Suppressed Barrel, is an exciting addition to the Ruger® Silent-SR® family that delivers quiet and accurate performance in a compact and truly user-serviceable package. Known for its unrelenting reliability, durability and accuracy, the 10/22 Takedown® rifle is the ideal platform for an integral suppressor. The Silent-SR® ISB quickly and easily assembles to any Ruger® 10/22 Takedown® or 22 Charger™ Takedown, and features an induction-hardened breech with cold hammer-forged barrel that provide easy takedown and accurate return-to-zero – the same elements that have made the 10/22 Takedown® an instant classic worthy of its heritage.

Ruger Introduces the LCP® II with Viridian® E-Series™ Red Laser
Ruger proudly introduces a new model of LCP® II featuring a factory-installed Viridian® E-Series™ red (635-650 nm) laser. The one ounce laser unit is mounted on the trigger guard and features ambidextrous push-button activation. The new model features the same great trigger pull with single-action feel, textured grip frame, easy-to-rack slide, last round hold-open, integral sights, bladed trigger safety and internal safety features as other models of the LCP® II. The LCP® II with Viridian® E-Series™ red laser comes with a pocket holster and offers consumers a new low cost option for compact, concealed carry.

10/22® with Lime Green and Black Laminate Stock

Model#: 1232 Caliber: 22 LR
Capacity: 10 Available: Gallery of Guns


Single-Seven™ with 5.50″ Barrel

Model#: 8160 Caliber: 327 Fed Mag
Capacity: 7 Available: Lipsey’s

April 28th, 2017

Model 870 Tac-14

Huntsville, AL – Remington Arms Company, LLC, (“Remington”) announced today America’s most trusted shotgun and best-selling shotgun of all time, the Model 870, is now available in a Non NFA 14-inch barrel configuration – the Model 870 Tac-14.

New for 2017, the Remington Model 870 Tac-14 features a Shockwave Raptor pistol grip, Magpul M-Lok fore-end, 14-inch cylinder bore barrel with bead sight, receiver milled from solid steel, black oxide finish, and 26.2-inch overall length.

The 870 Tac-14 was designed and manufactured by Remington as a “firearm” and is not governed by the National Firearms Act (NFA). No ATF NFA registration or tax stamp is required, but state and local laws may apply.

The Model 870 Tac-14 has a suggested retail price of $443.05 and comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Order # 81230.

Stop by the Remington booth (# 2627) at the 2017 NRA Show in Atlanta to see the Tac-14 and other exciting new products.

About Remington Arms Company, LLC
Remington Arms Company, LLC, (“Remington”) headquartered in Madison, N.C., designs, produces and sells sporting goods for the hunting and shooting sports markets, as well as solutions to the military, government and law enforcement markets. Founded in 1816 in upstate New York, the Company is the nation’s oldest continuously operating manufacturer and continues to manufacture in its original plant located in Ilion, NY. Remington is a privately-held manufacturer of firearms, silencers, and ammunition products and one of the largest domestic producers of ammunition, shotguns, and rifles. The Remington family of companies has 12 locations across 9 states employing over 3,500 people and distributes its products throughout the U.S. and in over 55 foreign countries.

More information about the Company can be found at
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Remington Model 870 Tac-14

Huntsville, AL – Remington Arms Company, LLC, (“Remington”) announced today America’s most trusted shotgun and best-selling shotgun of all time, the Model 870, is now available in a Non NFA 14-inch barrel configuration – the Model 870 Tac-14.

New for 2017, the Remington Model 870 Tac-14 features a Shockwave Raptor pistol grip, Magpul M-Lok fore-end, 14-inch cylinder bore barrel with bead sight, receiver milled from solid steel, black oxide finish, and 26.2-inch overall length.

The 870 Tac-14 was designed and manufactured by Remington as a “firearm” and is not governed by the National Firearms Act (NFA). No ATF NFA registration or tax stamp is required, but state and local laws may apply.

The Model 870 Tac-14 has a suggested retail price of $443.05 and comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Order # 81230.

Stop by the Remington booth (# 2627) at the 2017 NRA Show in Atlanta to see the Tac-14 and other exciting new products.

About Remington Arms Company, LLC
Remington Arms Company, LLC, (“Remington”) headquartered in Madison, N.C., designs, produces and sells sporting goods for the hunting and shooting sports markets, as well as solutions to the military, government and law enforcement markets. Founded in 1816 in upstate New York, the Company is the nation’s oldest continuously operating manufacturer and continues to manufacture in its original plant located in Ilion, NY. Remington is a privately-held manufacturer of firearms, silencers, and ammunition products and one of the largest domestic producers of ammunition, shotguns, and rifles. The Remington family of companies has 12 locations across 9 states employing over 3,500 people and distributes its products throughout the U.S. and in over 55 foreign countries.

More information about the Company can be found at
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Potterfields Donate Over $530,000 to Support Youth Shooting Sports

COLUMBIA, MO – Larry and Brenda Potterfield, owners of MidwayUSA, recently donated $530,470 to the MidwayUSA Foundation to benefit youth shooting sports. A large portion of the donation stems from a 2017 matching program administered by the MidwayUSA Foundation and is further proof of the Potterfields’ commitment to provide sustainable financial support to youth shooting sports teams across America.

New for 2017, Larry and Brenda have committed to a 2:1 matching program, administered by the MidwayUSA Foundation. The program allows private donors to designate a specific shooting team to benefit 100% from their donation. Funds returned to Team Endowment Accounts that teams generate from MidwayUSA Foundation fundraisers are also eligible for a donation match. In 2016, the Potterfields’ commitment to the MidwayUSA Foundation match program and youth shooting sports resulted in their donation of over 2 million dollars.
The MidwayUSA Foundation is a public charity working to sustain the shooting sports industry by providing long-term funding to youth shooting teams. Shooting teams with a Team Endowment Account can draw 5% of their account balance each year to use for team expenses. The funds can be used for ammunition, uniforms, entry fees, travel costs and more.
For more information about the MidwayUSA Foundation, Inc. and its Team Endowment Account Program, please visit or call 1-877-375-4570.
About MidwayUSA

Both country kids from Missouri, Larry and Brenda Potterfield turned their passion for shooting sports into a career by opening a small gun shop in 1977 that would eventually become MidwayUSA ( They instilled family values like honesty, integrity and respect for others into the business, and strive to maintain this culture with each Employee added to their growing team. For over 39 years, MidwayUSA has maintained an unyielding focus on Customer Satisfaction and continues to offer JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING® for Shooting, Hunting and the Outdoors.
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Taurus USA Introduces their New T4SA

(Miami, FL) –Taurus USA announces their new Taurus® T4SA at the 146th annual NRA Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia. Taurus USA, a leading manufacturer of innovative design in the firearms industry, is reinforcing the company’s commitment to American-made quality and ingenuity. The Taurus T4SA is a lightweight gas-impingement 5.56mm semi-automatic carbine that boasts superior reliability and durability.

Those attending the NRA show will be the first to see the Taurus T4SA that is designed, engineered and manufactured entirely within the United States. The carbine incorporates production processes and components that enhance performance, functionality, corrosion resistance and service life. The Taurus T4SA forged upper receiver 1913 rail features “T” Mark reference points for convenient mounting and reattaching of accessories. The Taurus T4SA comes standard with a lightweight, low-profile KeyMod™ or M-LOK® aluminum handguard versus traditional closed plastic handguards with heat shield inserts. The KeyMod and M-LOK configurations remove unwanted or unnecessary 1913 rails, reducing mass weight and provides proven reliable platforms for mounting sights, optics and numerous accessories. Heat vents milled into the top 1913 rail allow rapid cooling without causing an excessive mirage effect. The T4SA’s handguard is minimalized which allows for effective air cooling while reducing overall handguard circumference and dirt/debris collection between the handguard and barrel. Quick Disconnect (QD) attachment points are featured on the right and left side of the KeyMod handguard. The QD is built into existing KeyMod slots and acts as either a QD or a fully functioning KeyMod slot. Two QD’s are on the three and nine O’clock sides of the 16″ and 14.5″ barrel handguards and one each on the 11.5″ handguards.

The Taurus T4SA utilizes an M16 style bolt carrier, which is renowned for its durability and the additional mass reduces the recoil pulse during firing. The bolt and bolt carrier group (BCG) are Melonite™ treated, which hardens and improves surface properties of metal parts, enhancing performance and durability while minimizing wear. The thermochemical treated parts are highly resistant to corrosion and significantly easier to clean compared to traditional coatings. To ensure ideal performance, the Taurus T4SA bolt is tested utilizing Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI). These quality control measures are integrated into the Taurus work flow process, resulting in higher quality firearms for the market.

The T4SA barrel is chambered in 5.56 NATO and fires both 5.56 and 223 Rem ammunition. The 1:7 twist, chromoly barrel utilizes the Melonite process on all interior and exterior surface areas. It is extremely corrosion resistant, easy to clean and results in a significantly increased barrel life. Incorporating arduous military testing standards, the Taurus T4SA barrel exceeds a 10,000-round life when tested with M193 and M855 ball ammunition. While comparative testing with well-known carbine manufacturers utilizing a hammer forged, chrome-lined barrel, the Taurus T4SA barrel exceeded MIL-SPEC performance requirements by 4,000 rounds. The demanding and formidable testing conducted eclipsed normal expected use of avid shooters and law enforcement personnel.

The T4SA has a dual pinned Melonite low-profile gas block that replaces standard fixed front sight post gas blocks—reducing overall weight and allowing handguards to extend unimpeded past the gas block. Gas port sizing is tuned for optimal system operation without over pressurizing the operating system—reducing friction, heat and fouling, allowing for longer part life while maintaining MIL-SPEC rate of fire for automatic fire.

The Taurus T4SA forged lower receiver is equipped with a Magpul® grip with internal storage and a Magpul oversized trigger guard that allows for the use of gloves when engaging targets or active threats. All fire control parts are manufactured to MIL-SPEC standards and fire control receiver markings utilize symbols for “safe” and “semi-automatic” instead of the English characters of “safe” and “semi”. The Taurus T4SA has a MIL-SPEC buffer tube, recoil spring, H2 buffer and a staked castle nut.

The Taurus T4SA features a lightweight, six-position Magpul CTR® buttstock with a no-snag triangle shape that reduces the chances of the buttstock becoming hooked or entangled. The buttstock has a position “locking” mechanism that keeps the buttstock from moving—making it more stable and improves accuracy versus other standard industry offerings. The buttstock comes standard with right and left side Quick Disconnect (QD) attachment points as well as slots for use with standard slings and/or sling cords. It will accommodate most major sling designs and features a shock-absorbing buttstock pad to reduce felt recoil and provide a non-slip surface for positive contact between the carbine and operator.

Anthony Acitelli, Taurus USA’s CEO comments, “The company has developed an extremely reliable and durable carbine based on the iconic M4 platform that exceeds MIL-SPEC standards. Manufactured at Taurus USA headquarters in Miami, the Taurus T4SA is a carbine that incorporates high quality components into a proven platform,” said Acitelli. “The T4 affirms that our USA-based engineering team continues to apply innovative, cost-conscious solutions to a wide variety of industry segment challenges.”

Taurus T4SA features include:

LENGTH (STOCK COLLAPSED) 14.5″ – 31″ (787 mm) / 16″ – 32.5″ (826 mm)
LENGTH (STOCK FULLY EXTENDED) 14.5″ – 34.25″ (870 mm) / 16″ – 35.75″ (908 mm)
BARREL 1:7 rate of twist, M4 FEED RAMPS
MUZZLE VELOCITY 14.5″ – 2989 FPS (911 MPS) / 16″ – 3110 FPS (948 MPS)


10,000 ROUNDS

14.5″ – 500 METERS / 16″ – 550 METERS

WEIGHT (UNLOADED) 14.5″ – 6.41 LBS. (2.9 KG) / 16″ – 6.50 LBS (2.94 KG)

Available Q3 2017

About Taurus USA
Taurus USA continues to evolve and produce revolutionary new products. In addition, new standards for quality and efficiency have helped deliver reliable and affordable guns to the market. For additional information, visit


Steyr Arms Rimfire Scout Unveiled at NRA

BESSEMER, Ala. — The Steyr Scout RFR, a blazingly fast straight-pull rifle that emulates the look and feel of the original Steyr Scout Rifle on a rimfire platform, will make its official debut to the American public in the Steyr Arms booth (#3258) at the NRA Annual Meetings of Members and Exhibits in Atlanta tomorrow.

Based on the proven, biathlon-inspired SPA action built by fellow Austrian firearms manufacturer ISSC, the Steyr Scout RFR was designed from the ground up as an economical, minimal-recoil Scout Rifle trainer. Available in .22 LR, .22 WMR, and .17 HMR, the Scout RFR has an exceptionally smooth straight-pull action fed from its 10-round magazine, allowing for extremely fast cycling that makes training easy and range time enjoyable.

Code-named “Cub Scout” during its development, the Scout RFR features the same stock lines as the original Steyr Scout, as designed by Steyr engineers with the continual input of scout-rifle-concept visionary, Col. Jeff Cooper. The Scout RFR provides a 30-slot Picatinny rail along its barrel for forward-mounted optics. An integrated 3/8-inch dovetail base also runs the full length of the receiver’s topside, and a set of Weaver bases are also included for conventional scope mounting.

The Scout RFR also features a 20-inch heavy-barrel configuration for maximum accuracy. Both the .17 HMR and .22 LR barrels are 1/2-20 UNF threaded for the users’ choice of attachments, while the .22 WMR barrel is not. The overall length of the Scout RFR is 35.6 inches, and its base weight is 7.3 pounds. An optional knife tucks away neatly into the stock, and the standard Steyr SBS/Scout buttplate spacers can be swapped in or out to adjust length-of-pull.

The Scout RFR may not be exactly what Col. Cooper envisioned with his center-fire scout-rifle concept, but this rimfire rifle makes the idea as accessible to everyone as easy as it makes taking squirrels in your back yard or gaining a merit badge. The Steyr Scout RFR includes two Weaver bases; one 10-round, steel-box magazine; and an owner’s manual. The suggested retail of the Scout RFR is $599.

About Steyr Arms
Steyr Mannlicher, GmbH, is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious firearms manufacturers. Steyr’s comprehensive lines of premium hunting rifles and precision sporting and tactical firearms are technically mature, and their subtle elegance also communicates the harmony between appearance and substance. Steyr’s legendary SBS actions and cold-hammer-forged barrels are distinctive and unparalleled. Steyr Arms is the subsidiary headquarters of Steyr Mannlicher in the U.S. For more information, contact Steyr Arms at 2530 Morgan Rd., Bessemer, AL 35022; call (205) 417-8644; or visit

Steyr Arms Rifle Specifications

Model: Steyr Scout RFR
Purpose: Scout-rifle training, target shooting
Manufacturer: Steyr Arms, Inc.

2530 Morgan Rd.

Bessemer, AL  35022

(205) 417-8644

Operation: Straight-pull, biathlon-style
Magazine type/capacity: 10-round detachable steel box
Receiver material: Hard Eloxal-coated aircraft aluminum
Caliber: .22 LR, .22 WMR, and .17 HMR
Barrel: 20.1-inch heavy barrel
Sights: 30-slot Picatinny rail; 3/8″ dovetail with two Weaver adapters
Safety: Trigger safety
Trigger type: Single
Pull weight: 3 pounds, 4 ounces
Stock material/type: Reinforced synthetic
Length of pull: 13.4 inches
Recoil pad: Elastomer; 0.3-inch thick
Sling swivels: Two
Checkering: None
Weight, empty: 7.3 pounds
Overall length: 35.6 inches
Included accessories: Owner’s manual, two Weaver adapters, and one 10-round magazine
MSRP: $599

Editorial Contact:
Mike Nischalke (703) 380-3595
Karen Lutto (830) 755-4308

Ruger Introduces 10/22 Takedown Integrally Suppressed Barrel

Ruger Introduces An Integrally Suppressed Barrel for the 10/22 Takedown

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) proudly introduces the Silent-SR® ISB for the 10/22 Takedown® platform. The ISB, or Integrally Suppressed Barrel, is an exciting addition to the Ruger® Silent-SR family that delivers quiet and accurate performance in a compact and truly user-serviceable package.
Known for its unrelenting reliability, durability and accuracy, the 10/22 Takedown rifle is the ideal platform for an integral suppressor. The Silent-SR ISB quickly and easily assembles to any Ruger 10/22 Takedown or 22 Charger™ Takedown, and features an induction-hardened breech with cold hammer-forged barrel that provide easy takedown and accurate return-to-zero – the same elements that have made the 10/22 Takedown an instant classic worthy of its heritage.
Reducing sound pressure levels of .22 LR to an average of 113.2 dB with standard velocity ammunition, a 10/22 Takedown rifle equipped with the Silent-SR ISB is as quiet as a bolt-action rifle with a thread-on silencer. Its compact, 16.12″ barrel length makes the Silent-SR ISB easy to handle, and the relatively long barrel of the Silent-SR ISB (compared to other integral suppressors) means the bullet generates energy near that of a 16″ gun for consistent, accurate and effective performance on target. The pushed-cone baffle geometry has been stretched to utilize the volume under the barrel maximizing suppression of the gunshot without disturbing the travel of the bullet.
Disassembly for cleaning is as simple as separating the barrel from your firearm and loosening the Silent-SR ISB’s single assembly screw using the included 5/32″ hex key tool. Once loose, pull the screw to remove all six 17-4 stainless steel baffles, spacer and front cap free of the sleeve for cleaning. The sealed baffles keep the fouling away from the serialized sleeve, yet easily come apart even after thousands of rounds. Finished with Cerakote, the Silent-SR ISB is engineered and built for a lifetime of hard use without clogged ports, seized components or loss of suppression that often plague other integrally suppressed rimfire barrels.
Suppressed firearms help to preserve our hearing, make verbal communication on the range easier and make shooting more fun. Paired with the Ruger 10/22 Takedown, the Silent-SR ISB makes the perfect training, plinking and small-game hunting platform.

For more information on the Silent-SR ISB or 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.

About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. As a full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®,” echoes the importance of these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.

For further information contact:

Mark Gurney, Director of Product Management

April 26, 2017

Hornady Adds 6mm Creedmoor to Precision Hunter Line

Grand Island, NE — Due to the enormous popularity of the 6mm Creedmoor, Hornady continues to expand their offerings to satisfy today’s hunter. Topped with the newly designed 6mm 103 gr. ELD-X® bullet (.512 G1 BC), this new Precision Hunter offering delivers muzzle velocity of 3,050 feet per second.

Maintaining all the features of the Precision Hunter line of ammunition, the new 6mm Creedmoor features a streamlined secant ogive with optimum boattail design and highly concentric AMP® bullet jacket. Verified by Doppler radar, its Heat Shield® tip defies the effects of aerodynamic heating and retains its shape to maintain highest in class BC over its entire trajectory.

With high velocity (0-400 yd) impact, the ELD-X bullet continually expands throughout its penetration path. The thick shank of the jacket and high InterLock® ring keep the core and jacket together, providing 50%-60% weight retention. Upon low velocity (400+ yd) impact, the Heat Shield tip drives backward to initiate expansion, producing a substantial mushroom and 85%-90% retained weight.

The 6mm 103 gr. ELD-X Precision Hunter load is ideal for hunting deer, antelope, and other medium sized game. Its long bullet is designed for 1:8 twist barrels and is also available as a component bullet for handloaders (Item No. 24550).

The 6mm Creedmoor Precision Hunter® ammunition (Item No. 81392) and 103 gr ELD-X® bullets (Item No. 24550) are available from stocking dealers, major retail sporting goods stores, and their websites. Dealers can be found by visiting the Retail Locator on

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

Media Contact:
Neal Emery
Marketing Communications Manager
Hornady® Manufacturing

Colt Lowers Prices on Certain Models

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Colt is excited to announce new lower pricing on the flagship modern sporting rifles, the LE6920 and Magpul® Edition, which now carry an MSRP of $999, as well as lower pricing on the blued Defender™ models, which now carry an MSRP of $899.

“This is a really great time to get into the most relied-upon modern sporting rifles available today,” said Paul Spitale, SVP at Colt. “For folks who’ve been waiting for the right time to get into a Colt, this is now a really special moment. Now that every version of the Colt Defender™ carries the same great price of $899, either the stainless model or the blued model with night sights – we’re offering great concealed carry options at a great price.”

The Colt LE6920, the standard civilian version of the M4, and the LE6920MPS-B, and LE6920MPS-FDE, both kitted with either black or flat dark earth Magpul® SL™ furniture, now have an MSRP of $999. The Colt Defender with stainless Cerakote aluminum frame and stainless steel slide in .45 ACP (O7000XE), and the Colt Defender with black Cerakote aluminum frame and blued steel slide in .45 ACP (O7800XE) or 9mm (O7802XE) have an MSRP of $899.

About Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC
Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC is one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms. The company has supplied civilian, military and law enforcement customers in the United States and throughout the world for more than 175 years. Our subsidiary, Colt Canada Corporation, is the Canadian government’s Center of Excellence for small arms and is the Canadian military’s sole supplier of the C7 rifle and C8 carbine. Colt operates its manufacturing facilities in West Hartford, Connecticut and Kitchener, Ontario. For more information on Colt and its subsidiaries, please visit

For more information:
Devin Green
1-800-962-2658 x1360 / 860-244-1360

April 28, 2017

This week on High Caliber Radio we will honor our Allies from Australia and New Zealand as they celebrate ANZAC Day.  We will also discuss the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland and the firearms employed by the Irish Rebels.  We will news on new firearms being released at the NRA Show this week and a new ruling by ATF on the use of arm braces on pistols.

This Week

This Week on High Caliber Radio we will be talking to John Barness and his lovely wife about some of their recent books on hunting, shooting and wild game cooking, we will also be talking to Marty from Shock Wave Technologies.  We will talk to Marty about his Raptor grips for Remington 870s and Mossberg 500 and his Raptor barrel lug for Mossbergs and how they can be used to create a LEGAL NON-NFA Remington 870 or Mossberg 500 with an overall length of 26+ inches and a barrel shorter than 18″.

This week

This week on High Caliber Radio we will talk about some new stuff coming out of the SHOT Show and we will be talking to Stephen Hunter, author of Point of Impact (Shooter the movie and the series are based on it), Hot Springs, American Gunfight, I Sniper and many more entertaining novels.  Earl and Bob Lee Swagger, the central characters of the books are Marines and shooters hailing from, ” Arkansas, the patron state of shootin’ stuff” as Bob Lee says in Point of Impact.  The firearms details in the books as well as the settings are meticulously researched.  If you haven’t read any of Hunter’s books, start with Hot Springs and you will be hooked.

This week

The Holidays are over and we are finally back to our normal schedule here at High Caliber Radio.  This week we will be broadcasting live from the Dallas Safari Club Expo.  We will be looking for new and unique firearms and hunting products and interviewing folks from the Hunting, Shooting and Conservation World.  The Expo runs from Thursday thru Sunday and is absolutely huge.  There are outfitters from around the world, firearms manufacturers, outdoor clothing makers and much more.  Join us at the Dallas Safari Club Expo and we’ll all have a great time.