News and Information Feb. 16, 2018

This week on High Caliber Radio we will discuss Active Shooter situations with author and firearms instructor Chris Bird.  We will also discus and debunk the massive campaign of out right lies told by the media from local to national in the wake of every tragic shooting.


Sightmark Signal DNV Monoculars

New Sightmark Signal Digital Night Vision Monoculars are helping people see flawlessly at both day and night. With two different models, the 320RT 4.5×30 (SM18024) and 340RT 4.5×30 (SM18025), seeing in pure darkness (up to 380 yards away!) has never been easier.

Replacing the popular Ranger Digital Monocular series, the Signal lineup hits shelves packed with enhanced features. A new and improved high-sensitivity 640×480 CMOS sensor and high-resolution 640×480 LCD display ensure night time and low light performance. Both models feature available built-in video recording with sound, allowing users to take images and videos to show their friends or upload to the internet. The Signal can even stream directly to your smart phone or tablet for remote view via the Stream Vision app.

For ultimate stealth and discretion, the Signal 340RT’s 940nm IR illuminator produces no glow and is practically invisible to wildlife. Though not entirely invisible, the powerful 850nm IR illuminator found on Signal 320RT models gives viewers 50 more yards of detection range at night. Signals boast 2x digital zoom, enabling up to 9x magnification for up-close and personal viewing. Sightmark Signal Digital Night Vision Monoculars include carrying case, user manual, USB cable, neck strap and lens cloth.

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Century Arms’ PW87 Chosen “Best Action Shotgun” by True West Magazine Readers

Century Arms Wins True West Magazine Readers Award as “Best Action Shotgun“ for 2018

Delray Beach, Fla. –– Century Arms, North America’s premier AK manufacturer, is pleased to announce its PW87 Lever Action Shotgun has been selected by True West magazine readers as “Best Action Shotgun” for 2018.

Based on the famous Winchester® Model 1887, this throwback Shotgun from Century Arms features a rolling block lever-action design based on the early design by John Browning, 12 gauge, and a great-looking hardwood stock, perfect to satisfy the inner cowboy in everyone.

The PW87 shotgun includes a steel construction with an oiled walnut stock. The modified choke is excellent for waterfowl, long-range flushing of upland birds, other small game and trap shooting.

“This award is a testament to your hard work and tenacity to be “The Best” in your category, and it is recognized by the people who love the West as much as you do.” stated Cynthia Burke, True West Magazine Brand Manager.

“We appreciate True West magazine acknowledging the hard work and commitment that it takes to bring a product like the PW87 Lever Action shotgun to market” mentioned Fedor Palacios, Century Arms Director of Marketing.

True West magazine captures the history of the American frontier through authentic literary nonfiction and heritage travel narratives in the spirit of the Wild West.

About Century Arms
Born over 50 years ago with its roots in the surplus business, Century Arms has an extensive history of providing unique and affordable products to the American Collector, Hunter, and Target Shooter. That tradition is carried on today, with a state of the art manufacturing facility located in Vermont, as the company continues to offer unique, innovative, and quality products to the United States consumer as well as the United States Government.

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Speer Secures Long-Term Ammo Contract from French National Police

LEWISTON, ID – The French National Police recently awarded Speer with a long-term contract for its 124-grain, 9mm Luger Gold Dot Duty ammunition. This contract reflects the company’s industry-leading technologies and longstanding commitment to excellence.

“The French National Police are one of the world’s finest law enforcement agencies. We’re proud to provide Speer Gold Dot for their duty ammunition needs,” said Jason Nash, Senior Director of Marketing, “and are honored they selected us for this important contract.”

Gold Dot was the first handgun ammunition loaded with true, bonded-core bullets. Speer’s exclusive Uni-Cor construction process bonds the jacket to the alloyed lead core one atom at a time. This process virtually eliminates core-jacket separation while guaranteeing uniform jacket thickness for superior accuracy.

Each Gold Dot hollow-point cavity is tuned by caliber and bullet weight to ensure optimum expansion and penetration. Additional Gold Dot features include ultra-reliable CCI primers, plus high-powered, clean-burning propellants and nickel-plated brass cases for smooth function and extreme durability.

Headquartered in Lewiston, Idaho, Speer has a long-standing reputation for making the world’s finest bullets and in 1996 became one of the first U.S. ammunition manufacturers to achieve ISO 9001 certification for quality. The company manufactures a variety of bullets and cartridges for law enforcement, reloading and sporting applications.

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



Federal Premium Receives Ammunition Contract from U.S. Naval Surface Warfare

ANOKA, Minnesota – – Federal Premium is proud to secure a significant domestic military ammunition contract award. The U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane Division, operated under the U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command, committed to a five-year contract beginning in 2018 for the delivery of up to $20 million in 40-caliber frangible training rounds featuring Federal Premium’s lead-free Catalyst high-performance primer.

Unlike other lead-free primers, clean-burning Catalyst is not hygroscopic, so it won’t absorb ignition-inhibiting moisture and always delivers the most reliable ignition possible. In addition to surefire performance, Catalyst fuels a more efficient powder burn, improving the consistency of bullet velocities.

“We’re proud the U.S. Navy for this important contract,” said Jason Nash, Senior Director of Marketing.  “Our Catalyst lead-free priming technology is a major breakthrough and we’re excited to see it used by those that protect our freedom.”

Headquartered in Anoka, Minnesota, Federal Premium has been providing hunters and shooters with high-quality rimfire, centerfire and shotshell ammunition since 1922. It pioneered the Premium category of ammunition and is a world-leading ammunition manufacturer.


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


Federal Premium Hydra-Shok Deep Personal Defense Load

ANOKA, Minnesota – – Federal Premium Ammunition is pleased to announce a new high-performance self-defense load. Hydra-Shok Deep builds off the time-tested Hydra-Shok platform with design improvements that better meet modern performance measurements. Shipments are being delivered to dealers.

Federal Premium Hydra-Shok ammunition has proven itself for self-defense since 1989. Hydra-Shok Deep’s redesigned bullet features a more robust center post and a core design that provides as much as 50 percent deeper penetration than classic Hydra-Shok.


Features & Benefits
• Penetrates 15 inches in bare ballistics gel—the optimal depth according to FBI standards
• 50 percent deeper penetration than classic Hydra-Shok
• 70 percent improvement in overall FBI protocol score compared to classic Hydra-Shok
• Iconic center post design has been improved for better integrity and performance through civilian barriers
• Consistent, specially formulated propellant
• Extremely reliable Federal primer

Part No. / Description / MSRP
P9HSD1 / 9mm Luger 135-grain Hydra-Shok Deep / $27.95

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


When we turn to the use of the shotgun in a combative, gunfighting application, we have to deal with the same issues. And I understand those issues well as I always felt better with more ammunition. But the issue we see with the shotgun which we do not see with other weapon platforms is the desire to keep that ammunition on the weapon itself. I don’t dislike the idea of having some ammunition on the shotgun, but not if it compromises its handiness and utility.
A shotgun is not a high volume of fire weapon. It is not intended to take part in an infantry maneuver under fire, nor to compete with a drum-fed SAW. The shotgun finds its utility in the same distance intervals the pistol does. It is a close and fast deployment weapon, and each press of the trigger has potentially the same effect as half a magazine of pistol ammo fired en mass. Think about this for a moment. Eight rounds of pistol ammo has about the same effect on a human torso as one round of fighting buckshot. The greatest amount of damage in the shortest time frame is what the shotgun does best. The shotgun’s ammunition allows for a very high speed deployment on targets, partial targets, and at times when a weapon that fires a single projectile, such as a pistol or a rifle, would not allow the user to get hits in the time frames presented.
In short, shotguns are faster, and create greater tissue destruction than pistols or rifles. Doing anything to reduce those advantages is ill-advised. One of those mistakes is making the weapon overweight by adding excessive ammunition onto the weapon itself. For reference, the highest round count I ever fired in a gunfight. when armed with a shotgun, was a whopping three rounds. I am aware of one man who fired six before the event was concluded. So it is not a matter of ammunition capacity, but of deployment speed.
A heavy weapon is slower than a light weapon. We don’t add a couple of MOLLE shingles to teh stocks of our M4s do we? Of course not as that would unbalance the rifles and make then heavier than optimal. Keep your shotguns on the lighter side.
That is not to say we do not want extra ammunition on hand, but it is a simple matter to select a carry method that keeps the light and fast doctrine in mind. For the professional proactive use, or even the “grab and go” scenario in the middle of the night, having a small bag slung over the muzzle of the weapon is very easy to set up. When the shotgun is grabbed, the bag is right there, ready to be slipped over the shoulder. And while some might laugh at the idea, a bandoleer of buck shot can be slung over the shoulder as well and be quite fast, not to mention voluminous, in the supply of ammo.
As well, the present system of loading during the fight is time proven, battle proven and serves better than any other system, including the magazine fed concept most recently reintroduced by Remington and Mossberg. That system is to load single rounds into the tube at every opportunity during the fight. The old school, “Shoot One Load One”. And that done with the muzzle pointed toward the danger area and the eyes downrange (not on the enlarged loading port).
I am glad the shotgun is making a come back. It is a great and devastating weapon that has always been the top choice when something needs to be totally destroyed immediately.
Look for a series of video this month on the best practices for working the shotgun in a fight.

News and Information Feb. 9, 2018

This week on High Caliber Radio we will continue Elton’s coverage of the Safari Club International Convention with an interview with Heym, makers of fine double and magazine rifles.  We will also talk to an ammunition manufacturer.  We will also hear from Jan Morgan, naztionally known 2A advocate, Fox News Contributor and now a candidate in trhe Republican Governor’s Primary in Arkansas.  You might remember Jan as the woman who banned Muslims fro her Hot Springs Shooting Range.


The New 2-in-1 Gong Target Hanger

The new 2-in-1 Gong Target Hanger from Birchwood Casey® makes it easy to attach any metal gong target in minutes.

The 2-in-1 Gong Target Hanger provides a unique double mounting option with a hardened steel hook on one side and spring and bolt mount on the other.

The 2-in-1 Gong Target Hanger easily mounts on standard dimension 2×4 lumber and works great with the new 2×4 Gong Nested Stand from Birchwood Casey (available separately) as a base.

The 2-in-1 Gong Target Holder sells for a retail price of $23.20.

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.


Federal Premium Hydra-Shok Deep Personal Defense Load

ANOKA, Minnesota – – Federal Premium Ammunition is pleased to announce a new high-performance self-defense load. Hydra-Shok Deep builds off the time-tested Hydra-Shok platform with design improvements that better meet modern performance measurements. Shipments are being delivered to dealers.

Federal Premium Hydra-Shok ammunition has proven itself for self-defense since 1989. Hydra-Shok Deep’s redesigned bullet features a more robust center post and a core design that provides as much as 50 percent deeper penetration than classic Hydra-Shok.


Features & Benefits
• Penetrates 15 inches in bare ballistics gel—the optimal depth according to FBI standards
• 50 percent deeper penetration than classic Hydra-Shok
• 70 percent improvement in overall FBI protocol score compared to classic Hydra-Shok
• Iconic center post design has been improved for better integrity and performance through civilian barriers
• Consistent, specially formulated propellant
• Extremely reliable Federal primer

Part No. / Description / MSRP
P9HSD1 / 9mm Luger 135-grain Hydra-Shok Deep / $27.95

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


Eagle Imports Announces Next Generation of Bersa TPR Series Pistols

Evolution is a Powerful Thing: Eagle Imports, Inc. Announces the Next Generation of Popular Bersa TPR Series Pistols

Introducing the new Bersa® TPR and TPRC.

Bersa is pleased to announce that the redesigned Bersa® TPR has begun shipping in the United States, via Eagle Imports, Inc.

“We’re excited to bring this next generation of Bersa TPRs to American consumers,” said Michael Sodini, President of Eagle Imports, Inc. “Once available only to military and law enforcement personnel, it’s always offered rugged durability and impressive accuracy. This new evolution makes the TPR officially one of my favorites for self-defense and sport.”

Available in standard 4.25″ barrel and compact 3.25″ barrel configurations, the redesigned TPR9 semi-automatic pistols incorporate a smoother, lighter trigger plus a host of ergonomic improvements for accurate control during rapid fire, including:

·        A thinner grip, which allows for better reach to the new-and-improved trigger during single and double action.

·        Serrations in the front part of the frame for firm thumb support and to reduce the muzzle flip.

·        Ambidextrous safety, slide and magazine releases.

·        Compact, lightweight and snag-free slide profile – featuring serrations in the front part of the slide for easy racking.
Other notable features include:

·        A loaded chamber indicator protrudes from the upper face of the slide, to show the condition of the pistol without breaking the grip.

·        Interchangeable SIG Sauer-type sights.

·        An improved Browning-Petter locking system.

·        Lightweight aluminum alloy frames.

·        Picatinny accessory rails.

·        Lifetime service contract for original owners.

Caliber options in the standard barrel include 9 mm (TPR9) and compact, 9mm (TPR9C), .40 S&W (TPR40C) and .45 ACP (TPR45C). MSRP: $508-$528

About Bersa:
Bersa is an international leader in the compact firearms industry with a well-earned reputation for reliability, accuracy, quality and affordability. Headquartered in Ramos Mejia, Buenos Aires, Bersa was founded in 1959 and is one of Argentina’s largest privately-owned corporations. The Bersa Thunder compact handgun series was introduced in 1994.

About Eagle Imports:

Founded in 1988, Eagle Imports is proud of its history and tradition of being an exclusive firearms distributor in the United States. Eagle is committed to fulfilling Bersa, SPS, Metro Arms, Comanche and Grand Power’s mission in the USA and for providing the ultimate after-sale experience for all of their products.



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Boonville, MO–CMMG’s MkG GUARD is an AR15 rifle that is chambered in .45 ACP and feeds from factory Glock magazines. At the heart of the GUARD is the patent pending Radial Delayed Blowback operating system that works to harness the strong recoil impulse of .45 ACP.  After extensive durability testing, CMMG is proud to announce that the GUARD is safely rated for 450 SMC.

For those unfamiliar with 450 SMC, Triton first conceived the cartridge in 2001. The design was ultimately taken over and completed by DoubleTap ammunition years later. In essence, it is a magnum version of .45 ACP that offers ballistics that are comparable to 10mm. It is a true “stopper” that delivers energy capable of taking down big game.

While the 450 SMC uses a case with the same outer dimensions as .45 ACP, there are a few significant differences that allow DoubleTap to load 450 SMC with five to six thousand pounds per square inch of pressure more than a standard .45ACP. First, the 450 SMC uses a small magnum rifle primer instead of the large pistol primer. This modification allows the hardened case to be thicker at the base.  Second, the brass is manufactured from the ground up to handle up to 30,000 pounds of pressure. The result is a dual-purpose cartridge that is exceptional for both hunting and personal defense.


While 450 SMC can be safely run in any .45 ACP that is rated for +P ammunition, the amount of rearward force created by such a hot load would potentially be problematic from a straight blowback AR15.  CMMG’s GUARD platform can overcome these issues, however, thanks to the Radial Delayed Blowback operating system.

The Radial Delayed Blowback system uses up some of the recoil impulse of the spent round to unlock the rotating bolt from the barrel extension. This mitigates the leftover rearward force that then drives the carrier back to cycle the action. By eliminating some of this rearward force during the unlocking sequence, the GUARD requires less weight in the bolt carrier group and buffer to safely cycle. This reduction in reciprocating mass results in less felt recoil for the end user.

Here’s how the 450 SMC stacks up against 10mm out of a 16-inch barrel (data provided by DoubleTap Ammunition):


450 SMC
450 SMC 185gr. BONDED DEFENSE® JHP 1725 FPS 1223 FT LBS
450 SMC 230gr. BONDED DEFENSE® JHP 1400 FPS 1001 FT LBS
450 SMC 255gr. HARDCAST SOLID ™ 1300 FPS 958 FT LBS
10MM 165gr. BONDED DEFENSE® JHP 1700 FPS 1059 FT LBS
10MM 180gr. BONDED DEFENSE® JHP 1600 FPS 1023 FT LBS
10MM 200gr. HARDCAST SOLID™ 1590 FPS 1123 FT LBS
10MM 230gr. HARDCAST SOLID™ 1350 FPS 931 FT LBS

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M&P380 Shield EZ Pistol

New M&P380 Shield EZ pistol features easy-to-rack slide, easy to load magazine

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.  – Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced the addition of the new M&P380 Shield EZ pistol tothe company’s market-leading M&P Shield pistol series.  Built for personal protection and every-day carry, the M&P380 Shield EZ is chambered in .380 AUTO and is designed to be easy to use, featuring an easy-to-rack slide, easy-to-load magazine, and easy-to-clean design.

Jan Mladek, General Manager of M&P and S&W Brands, said, “When we set out to design the M&P380 Shield EZ pistol, our goal was to deliver an all-around, easy to use personal protection pistol – from loading and carrying, to shooting andcleaning.  Throughout the development process, we focused on key areas that customers told us were important- the ease of racking the slide and loading the magazine.  With that in mind, we reduced the amount of force required to rack the slide, and developed a magazine that is both easy and efficient to load.  We have incorporated both of these new features into the M&P380 Shield EZ pistol, allowing consumers of all statures and strengths the opportunity to own, comfortably practice with, and effectively utilize this exciting new pistol.  The new M&P380 Shield EZ pistol provides an easy-to-use personal protection option for both first-time shooters and experienced handgunners alike.”

Built for personal and home protection, the new M&P380 Shield EZ pistol is the latest addition to the M&P M2.0™ family and features an 8+1 round capacity and a 3.675” barrel.  The M&P380 Shield EZ pistol ships with two 8 round magazines that include a load assist button for quick, easy loading, as well as a picatinny-style equipment rail to accommodate accessories. The pistol also features an optimal M&P pistol 18-degree grip angle for a natural point of aim, white-dot front and adjustable white-dot rear sights, and a light, crisp trigger with an MSRP of $399.

The M&P380 Shield EZ pistol has begun shipping, and will be widely available at firearms dealers across the nation by the end of February 2018.

M&P380 Shield EZ pistol features include:

Easy-to-Use Design

  • Easy-to-rack slide for trouble-free manipulation
  • Tapered rear slide serrations, providing an easy-to-grasp surface
  • Easy-to-load magazine design with load assist button for quick, easy loading

Superior Performance

  • One-piece, single action trigger for crisp trigger pull with tactile and audible trigger reset
  • Windage- adjustable, white dot rear sight
  • M2.0 enhanced grip texture optimized to size and .380 AUTO recoil

Superior Controls

  • Tactile loaded chamber indicator to both see and feel if a round is in the chamber
  • Reversible magazine release that’s easily adjusted for left or right hand operation
  • Available with ambidextrous manual thumb safety

To learn more about the new M&P380 Shield EZ pistol and the complete M&P line of firearms, including spec sheets and images, please click here.

To stay up to date on all of the latest news and events, be sure to follow Smith & Wesson Corp. on FacebookTwitter,Instagram and YouTube.

About Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson Corp. is a provider of quality firearms for personal protection, target shooting and hunting in the global consumer and professional markets. Smith & Wesson is world famous for its handguns and long guns sold under the Smith & Wesson®, Performance Center®, M&P®, Thompson/Center Arms™, and Gemtech® brands.  Through its Manufacturing Services Division, Smith & Wesson Corp. also provides forging, machining, and precision plastic injection molding services to a wide variety of consumer goods companies. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to

News and Information Feb. 2, 2017

This week on High Caliber Radio we will talk about the recent Women in Shooting Sports Survey.  We will also be talking to Dave Spaulding, firearms instructor and author of Handgun Combatives.  We also expect a report from Elton Rambin on location at the Safari Club International Expo in Las Vegas.


Crimson Trace Laserguard for Ruger Pistols

(Wilsonville, OR)— Crimson Trace®, recognized as America’s top brand of laser sights in a Southwick Associates industry survey, today announced that it has released a new Laserguard® laser sight—the LG-416G—with green laser diode. The new laser sight is designed for a precision fit onto the Ruger® LC9®, LC9S® and LC380® compact semi-auto pistols.

The LG-416G Laserguard laser sight for Ruger pistols can be easily adjusted for windage and elevation. Each side of the easy-to-install laser sight also has unique curves to match segments of the Ruger pistol frame. A distinct CTC logo is prominent on each side of the laser sight’s front section. This laser sight is easy to maintain (an owner’s manual is included in the packaging and is also available on the company’s website), and the laser sight is covered under the Crimson Trace innovative Free Batteries for Life program.

Like all Crimson Trace Laserguard laser sights, the new products announced today feature the company’s award-winning and patented Instinctive ActivationTM firearm laser technology, designed to activate the laser sight when the firearm is held with a normal firing grip and when the user is ready to fire.  Instinctive Activation, a common consumer demand, is one of the many reasons that Crimson Trace is a leader in the firearms laser sight market. The necessary installation screws, plus battery for operation, are included in the product packaging.

Crimson Trace offers more than 300 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.


Roberts Defense Releases New Pistol

Roberts Defense, the Oshkosh WI-based manufacturer of custom 1911 handguns unveiled its new, limited-edition pistol,  the “Rogue”, at SHOT Show 2018 in Las Vegas.  SHOT Show was an overwhelming success for Roberts Defense this year, with record traffic and numerous dealers signing on to carry the Roberts Defense line. Without a doubt, however, the Rogue was the star of the show.

An evolution of their popular Operator lineup, the Rogue brings a whole new level of custom to the 1911. With features including a full length dust cover and rail, threaded barrel, custom milled slide, suppressor-height sights and a pre-installed RMR, there was frequently a line of eager customers waiting to wrap their hands around the G-10 grips. Each Rogue pistol sports a custom, in-house blended Cerakote color, and is etched with a custom serial number unique to this small-batch model.

For those wanting to order one of these beauties to call your own, don’t delay. Demand is high for this limited-edition custom 1911. Please don’t hesitate to call Tom Skoglind at 920-236-4157or email at for additional information on the Rogue.


Henry Repeating Arms Patriot Series

BAYONNE, NJ –– Following the release of several new models last week Henry Repeating Arms is introducing the Patriot Series- a new category of firearms and products available through their eCommerce store celebrating America, patriotism, and the Second Amendment.

The God Bless America Edition Golden Boy is a .22 S/L/LR lever action rifle built on Henry’s time-honored and award-winning Golden Boy platform known for its smooth action, American walnut stocks and blued steel octagonal barrel. Intricate floral scrollwork engraving on both sides of the nickel-plated receiver cover frames iconic images of America’s heritage like the American flag, the Liberty Bell, and a bald eagle, all of which have details highlighted in 24-carat gold. A banner on the right side of the receiver cover contains the words, “Home of the Free Because of the Brave.” The stock is engraved and hand-painted with the Statue of Liberty’s torch, and in similar colors, the rifle’s forend displays the words, “God Bless America.” Henry is also introducing a centerfire version, the God Bless America Edition Big Boy, featuring similar imagery on a rifle chambered for .44 Magnum/.44 Special with a 10. The God Bless America Edition Golden Boy, model #H004GBA has an MSRP of $1,208, and the Big Boy version, model #H006GBA has an MSRP of $1,523.

The Stand for the Flag Edition Golden Boy is a direct salute to the American flag with a full red, white and blue depiction applied to both sides of the receiver cover with a durable polymer-ceramic coating known as Cerakote. The finish adds a layer of further abrasion and corrosion resistance on top of the nickel plating. The buttstock features a hand-painted image of a man standing hand-on-heart with the words, “O Say Can You See” written underneath. The Stand for the Flag Edition Golden Boy, model #H004SFF is chambered in .22 S/L/LR with an MSRP of $1,208.

The Patriot Series also includes three plaques that include hardware for mounting on a wall or the lawn, all of which are available through Henry Pride, Henry Repeating Arms’ eCommerce store. The We Proudly Stand plaque depicts a soldier standing to salute the flag of the United States, rendered in full red, white and blue color across the plaque. Beneath the flag is the underlined text, “We Proudly Stand.” The Patriotic Home Plaque shows a New Original Henry rifle with the message, “This House Believes in God, Country & Family.” It’s finished with a French Bronze color. The Second Amendment Plaque carries the message, “This House Is Protected By the 2nd Amendment,” in a black and gold finish. All three plaques are made of highly durable cast aluminum to withstand the elements outdoors or in.

Henry firearms can be purchased from a licensed firearms dealer. Most dealers offer a discount off of the MSRP.

For more information about the company and its products visit or call 866-200-2354.


Mauser Introduces New M18

The ‘People’s Rifle’ Brings Mauser Back to the Masses

San Antonio, Texas – The dream of owning a Mauser is now more accessible than ever, thanks to the launch of the iconic German gunmaker’s newest rifle: the M18. Like its well-known stable mates, the M18 combines heritage, experience and state-of-the-art technology, and has been designed with the manufacturer’s core principles at heart to inspire confidence and adventure.

Thanks to its ultra-rugged synthetic stock, the M18 will withstand daily use in even the harshest hunting environments.  A three-position safety allows you to safely carry a round in the chamber without fear of the bolt being nudged out of battery. The steel receiver provides core strength and reliability to protect the action, and a cold-hammer-forged barrel gives further peace of mind that the rifle will perform consistently, round after round.

For optimum grip, the stock features two areas of soft-inlay.  The five-round magazine enables fast, fuss-free follow-up shots, and an adjustable trigger allows you to set your own preferred pull weight. Clean lines and high-quality materials result in a premium appearance, so that overall, the M18 has the look and feel of a rifle twice its price.

“Being able to produce a rifle this good at such an affordable price means more sportsmen than ever before can realize their dream of owning a Mauser,” said Christian Socher, CEO of Blaser USA, Mauser’s North American distributor. “The value of the M18 lies not only in its price but also in its ultimate reliability, durability, and accuracy. This is a rifle for the everyday hunter, incorporating features they rely on, and it will get the job done time after time. That’s why we’re calling it ‘Volkswaffe’: ‘the people’s rifle’.”

Priced from $699, the M18 is currently available in .243 Win., .308 Win., .270 Win., .30-06, 7mm Rem. Mag., and .300 Win. Mag. with 6.5 Creedmoor to follow.

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The short “non-shotgun” weapons have revitalized the shotgun world and allowed these weapons to become a viable modern self-defense, close quarters choice. And the advent of the “Arm Brace” has combined with it to form a truly spectacular, adaptable, and modern weapon. Now we bring the next evolution of this concept, the Suarez Tac-14 Folding Arm Brace System.
  • Robust Steel Folding Adapter
  • Textured Modified Magpul MOE Grip
  • SB Tactical SOB Arm Brace
  • Pistol Tube & Castle Nut
  • Available for 20 Ga and 12 Ga Tac-14 and Stakeouts
  • Made In The USA by dangerous and interesting people

New and Information Jan. 26, 2018

This is always a big week for news in the gun world.  This is SHOT Show week.  Today, we will be featuring news from the shot show.  There are some cool new products and some interesting business news.  While the rest of the gun world looks at the latest, newest models, we at High Caliber radio have a few classic firearms to review as well.  We will look at the first Polymer frame pistol, the HK P9S, The classic Smith and Wesson Model 36, Chiefs Special and the Colt 1908 Pocket Model Automatic.


This 2018 at SHOT Weatherby, Inc. announced that their time in California has come to an end. Weatherby is moving to Wyoming.

Weatherby is bringing 70 to 90 jobs with them. That may not seem like a lot to California but it should add over $5 million in payrolls to the Cowboy State in the next five years alone.

“We wanted a place where we could retain a great workforce, and where our employees could live an outdoor lifestyle,” said Adam Weatherby, chief executive officer. “We wanted to move to a state where we can grow into our brand. Wyoming means new opportunities. We are not interested in maintaining; we are growing.”

“So, to bring those two things together–an internationally-known manufacturer of outdoor equipment headquartered in Wyoming–it will pay dividends, not only to Sheridan and northeast Wyoming, but this is a project of which the entire state should be proud,” Reese said.



Remington’s TAC-14 firearm is a popular way to tie up a lot of firepower into a compact little package. While it may look like a short-barreled shotgun, it is, in fact, considered to be a “firearm” under current NFA regulations.

For SHOT Show 2018, Remington has taken the TAC-14 firearm and updated with a look that hearkens back to the classic “Witness Protection” sawed-off shotguns used by Federal Marshal Service agents to provide them with the punch of 12-gauge shotgun in an easy-to-carry size.

The short-barreled Witness Protection shotguns were a staple of firearms media in the ’80s and ’90s, and they also appeared in the hands of actors playing Federal Marshals in movies like “Eraser” and TV shows such as “Justified,” giving it a place in firearms lore that goes beyond most shotguns and makes it an iconic firearm that symbolizes a certain time and place in gun history.



The Remington TAC-14 Hardwood combines the ease of purchase of the TAC-14 firearm with the classic good looks of the Witness Protection shotguns to produce a gun that looks great and is easy to wield in tight confined spaces. The TAC-14 Hardwood is a 12-gauge firearm that has a 14-inch, cylinder-bore barrel and has a 5+1 magazine capacity. The gun has a sling swivel in the front and rear and comes with a nylon sling for easy carry. In all other aspects, it’s essentially identical to the original TAC-14 firearm that it’s based upon.

The TAC-14 firearm is slightly longer than it’s short-barreled shotgun predecessor, but other than that, it looks and feels like the classic shotgun of the Marshal’s service, and with an MSRP of $499, you can get the trusted firepower of a government agent without having to take out a government loan to get one.

New for 2018: Remington TAC-14 Hardwood


LWRCI 224 Valkyrie

If it’s your ambition to own the flattest-shooting yet softest-kicking AR-style rifle at your gun club, look no further than the LWRCI DI 224 Valkyrie. This new edition marries a finely crafted firearm with the most exciting cartridge introduction of the decade. The impressive .224 Valkyrie, developed by Federal, is just a bit bigger than the 5.56×45 mm NATO/.223 Rem. in terms of case and bullet dimensions, but so much more when it comes to performance. Shooting a 90-gr. Sierra MatchKing, the Valkyrie reportedly “provides less wind drift and drop than all other loads in its class and stays supersonic past 1,300 yards.” Out to 800-plus yards, its trajectory is on par with the popular 6.5 mm Creedmoor at less than half the recoil.

Components here that helped rocket LWRCI to the top rank of AR makers include its proprietary direct-impingement (DI) operation and DI bolt carrier group. On top of that are first-rate touches like an MLOK free-float rail, ambidextrous lower controls and charging handle, as well as a Magpul MOE+ Grip. Literally, this is the latest word in long-range semi-automatics. MSRPs range from $2,000 to $2,150, depending on the model.

Bergara HMR Pro

U.S.-assembled Bergara bolt-actions are a genuine value in today’s precision-rifle category, and that is clearly the case with the new HMR Pro. It features the company’s proprietary Premier twin-lug action whose “floating” (pinned) bolt head ensures perfect contact with the lug abutments. It boasts a cone-shaped bolt nose for smoother feeding and is fitted with a TriggerTech Frictionless Release trigger. The safety is also part of the trigger assembly, and thus it allows the gun to be unloaded while on safe. The 416 stainless barrel, made and honed at Bergara’s state-of-the-art barrelworks in Spain, receives a Cerakote finish when paired with the action at the company’s Georgia assembly plant. The unique HMR stock contains a mini-chassis for bedding integrity that will not budge, no matter the conditions. For an MSRP of $1,715, this is everything you need and more for durability and long-range sharpshooting.

Walther PPQ SC

Yes, the Walther PPQ SC is smaller than the much-loved PPQ Classic–.5 in. shorter and 3.3 ozs. lighter—but might not quite be what many would consider a sub compact (hence “SC”). And that’s a good thing in this case, because this trim, polymer-frame, striker-fired 9 mm plants so naturally in one’s hand you feel like you’re shooting something bigger. The downsized model sports distinctive Walther looks and, like others in the PPQ line, provides smooth shooting thanks to what the maker claims is the “best trigger on the market.” We found it to be very consistent both in resistance (5.6-lb. pull) and travel (.4 in.), which made our range session very enjoyable. Extra quality comes from multiple safeties; prominent, well-placed magazine release and slide lock controls; and low, no-snag 3-dot sights, including a windage-adjustable rear unit. Even better was the extended surface afforded by the Grip Sleeve that comes with the optional 15-round magazine (standard magazine is 10 rounds), which made this fine everyday-carry candidate fit even that much better. The MSRP is $649.


Ruger Security-9

The Security-9 is a scaled-up version of Ruger’s popular LCP II .380 ACP, giving consumers size and firepower options in the polymer-frame, double-stack category. Still a manageable 23.7 ozs., and 7.25 in. long, the Security-9 offers another solution for everyday carry and home defense while packing 15 rounds of 9 mm Luger in its steel magazine. At that size and ammunition capacity, Ruger’s new personal protector will meet the needs of many armed citizens.

Like it’s smaller twin, the new pistol is an efficient, hammer-fired double-action with a passive trigger safety. Depressing the trigger completes the hammer’s cocking cycle and fires the gun in one smooth, consistent press. Quick-acquisition white-marked sights pair a front blade with a rear notch, both drift-adjustable. For durability’s sake, the working components are part of a hard-anodized aluminum chassis embedded within the polymer grip frame, and it boasts full-length slide rails. The MSRP is $379. You can read more about this gun here and see it in action here.

Hi-Point 1095TS 10mm Carbine

Hi-Point has been a long-time fixture in the pistol caliber carbine (PCC) market with popular versions in 9 mm Luger and .45 ACP. Now the company is answering the call for an even harder-hitter with their 1095TS in 10 mm Auto. With 200-gr. bullets, the new carbine’s 17.5-inch barrel generates a stout 1,300 feet per second (f.p.s.) in muzzle velocity. Offered with a skeletonized molded stock in basic black or the new Realtree Edge pattern, this potent tool is equally suited to home defense and hunting deer-sized game at close ranges. The 1095TS comes with ghost-ring rear/post front sights, but is also outfitted with a Picatinny rail for easy optic installation. Weighing 7 lbs., the carbine settles well on target, and while the single-stage trigger pull is rather long, it breaks at a manageable 6 lbs. Hi-Point is famous for the value built into its made-in-the-U.S.A. firearms, and this latest offering follows suit, with MSRPs at $389 (black stock) or $405 (Realtree).



S&W M&P M2.0 Threaded Barrel

The “next-gen” M&P M2.0 platform from Smith & Wesson adds a custom touch for 2018 with threaded-barrel models. The M&P9 and M&P45 M2.0 pistols can be had in a ready-for-suppressor version that also includes suppressor-height white-dot sights and a thread protector. Like all of the new M&Ps, this one can be optimized for user ergonomics with four interchangeable palmswell grip inserts and it features the line’s clean-breaking trigger that has both tactile and audible resets. What has really made the line a winner at the range and in everyday use is pistol’s low bore axis and 18-degree grip angle, which combine for an intuitive feel and natural hedge against muzzle rise. And with a suppressor installed, there’s next to nothing to disturb shooter concentration. The MSRP is not available.


SIG Sauer MCX Virtus

Inspired by the demands of special operators, the MCX Virtus SBR (short-barreled rifle) from SIG Sauer is a modular marvel that’s as adaptable as it is rugged. From a folding/collapsible stock that can instantly reconfigure in five different dimensional modes to user-changeable, cold-hammer-forged barrels in three different lengths and chamberings for 5.56 x45 mm NATO and .300 Blackout, the MCX Virtus brings what SIG calls “the utmost in mission-specific flexibility.” Standard equipment includes a 30-round polymer magazine, M-LOK handguards available in four lengths and virtually unstoppable gas-piston operation. Proprietary components include SIG’s trademark Matchlite Duo Trigger and proven internal recoil-management system. MSRPs range from $2,233 to $2,341.

Models posing for Shooting Range Industries at SHOT Show 2018 in Las Vegas. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/



A Serbu Super Shorty with an Excalibur silencer on display at SHOT Show 2018 in Las Vegas. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/

Need some Ruger rifles? On display at SHOT Show 2018 in Las Vegas. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/

A model for CAA gear and Hartman optics at the Kalashnokov USA booth during SHOT Show 2018 in Las Vegas. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/

Some UTAS shotguns at SHOT Show 2018 in Las Vegas. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/




A model posing with a Kalashnikov USA rifle at the company's booth during SHOT Show 2018 in Las Vegas. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/


Brownells Model: BRN-10A Rifle .308


The BRN-10™ by Brownells brings back to life the original Eugene Stoner, lightweight 308 battle rifle. The BRN-10A barrel features a heavy barrel with distinctive and functional fluting under the handguard.

  • Heavy contoured barrel with aggressive fluting underneath the handguard
  • 3-Prong, Dutch style flash hider with nitride finish
  • Brown Retro furniture to mimic original fiberglass look
  • Weight: 9 lbs
  • Receivers designed by FM Products are machined from billet 7075-T6 aluminum
  • Trigger style charging handle underneath the carry handle is retained by internal detent system
  • 308 Winchester 20” QPQ 1-10 Rifle Length Barrel Assembly manufactured by Faxon
  • Brownells Retro Buttstock Assembly & Pistol Grip

Check back a more detailed product page to come.

Brownells Model: BRN-10B Rifle .308


The BRN-10™ by Brownells brings back to life the original Eugene Stoner, lightweight 308 battle rifle. The BRN-10B features a lightweight barrel, which allows for a quick handling package.

  • Lightweight barrel assembly
  • Closed prong, Portugese style flash hider with nitride finish
  • Black Retro furniture to mimic later production AR-10® rifles
  • Weight: 8 lbs
  • Receivers designed by FM Products are machined from billet 7075-T6 aluminum
  • Trigger style charging handle underneath the carry handle is retained by internal detent system
  • 308 Winchester 20” QPQ 1-10 Rifle Length Barrel Assembly manufactured by Faxon
  • Brownells Retro Buttstock Assembly & Pistol Grip

Check back a more detailed product page to come.

Brownells Model: BRN-601 Rifle 5.56mm


The Brownells Model BRN-601 Rifle recreates the classic design of the original AR-15 issued to the United States Military in the early 1960s.

  • Model 601 Style Lower Receiver with slab side
  • Slickside Upper Receiver
  • Matte gray anodizing (not painted)
  • 20″ 5.56x45mm NATO Barrel with 1-12 twist & chrome bore
  • Chrome, Duckbill 3 Prong Flash Hider
  • Green buttstock, pistol grip & handguard assembly
  • Includes 20rd Magazine, GI Operations Manual & Chamber Flag

Brownells Model: XBRN16E1 Rifle 5.56mm


The Brownells Model XBRN16E1 Rifle replicates the design of the first AR-15 to be issued in mass numbers to US Army on the ground in Vietnam.

  • XM16E1 Style Lower Receiver with partial “magazine fence”
  • XM16E1 Upper Receiver
  • Matte gray anodizing (not painted)
  • 20″ 5.56x45mm NATO Barrel with 1-12 twist & chrome bore
  • Chrome, Bolt Carrier Group with forward assist serrations
  • 3 Prong Flash Hider
  • Black buttstock, pistol grip & handguard assembly
  • Includes 20rd Magazine, GI Operations Manual & Chamber Flag

Brownells Model: BRN-16A1 Rifle 5.56mm


The Brownells BRN-16A1 Rifle replicates the iconic M16A1 rifle issued to thousands of US Soldiers, Marines, Sailors & Airmen.

  • M16A1 Style Lower Receiver with full “magazine fence”
  • M16A1 Upper Receiver
  • Matte gray anodizing (not painted)
  • 20″ 5.56x45mm NATO Barrel with 1-12 twist & chrome bore
  • Mil-Spec Phosphate/Chrome Bolt Carrier Group
  • A1 Flash Hider
  • Black buttstock, pistol grip & handguard assembly
  • Includes 20rd Magazine, GI Operations Manual & Chamber Flag

Brownells Model: XBRN177E2 Rifle 5.56mm


The Brownells XBRN177E2 Carbine is an homage to the classic carbine used by US troops in Vietnam.

  • M16A1 Style Lower Receiver with full “magazine fence”
  • M16A1 Upper Receiver
  • Matte gray anodizing (not painted)
  • 12.7″ 5.56x45mm NATO Barrel with 1-12 twist & chrome bore
  • XM177 flash hider with grenade ring (pinned and welded to meet legal length)
  • Mil-Spec Phosphate/Chrome Bolt Carrier Group
  • Black CAR buttstock, pistol grip & handguard assembly
  • Includes 20rd Magazine, GI Operations Manual & Chamber Flag

New Handguns – Confirmed

New Handguns at the SHOT Show

All kinds of new revolvers and pistols are rolled out at the SHOT Show. This year promises to have some significant introductions from companies like Smith & Wesson, Ruger and Glock.

The following are the new guns confirmed to be announced/shown at the expo:

Taurus Model 692 Multi-Caliber Revolver

Taurus 692

Taurus 692 at SHOT Show

Taurus has a new 7-shot .357 Magnum revolver. But the twist is that it also shoots 9mm rounds via an included conversion cylinder. Click here for the details on the Taurus Model 692.

Seekins Precision NXP8

Seekins Precision NXP8

This is an AR-style pistol chambered in 300 BLK with a match grade 8″ barrel. It is equipped with the SB Tactical PDW pistol brace and 7″ NOXs handguard with M-LOK attachment points. The MSRP is $1,879. Seekins tells me these will ship in February. You can pre-order them now.

Full Conceal M3G43

Full Conceal M3 Glock 43

Dubbed a “super subcompact,” the Full Conceal company applied its engineering to the Glock 43. The general concept is the company cuts the grip off, puts it on a hinge and adds its own trigger and trigger guard assembly. In theory this makes the gun concealable enough to carry a 12 round, single-stack magazine in a folded state.

When a vicious attacker presents himself, you would need to draw the gun, unfold it and chamber a round prior to putting any rounds into the target. Seems like a slow process to me.

The gun shown at the SHOT Show is a prototype with the final pistols shipping this spring. If you want one, the cost will be $1,399.

I have not met anyone who thinks these kinds of pistols are a good idea. If you do, I’d appreciate an education on why these are good for concealed carry or self-defense. Please leave your thoughts in the comments section below. Please just keep the conversation civil.

Ed Brown ZEV 1911

Ed Brown ZEV 1911

Ed Brown Products and ZEV Technologies teamed up for this limited edition 1911 style pistol. It is based on the ZEV Dragonfly, that company’s most popular design. It has a Government size frame with a light rail and a Commander length slide. The gun is fitted with a Trijicon RMR sight and tall sights in addition to the slide cuts and other styling embellishments.

Walther PPQ Sub Compact

Walther PPQ SC left side photo

Click this link to see my article on the new Walther PPQ SC.

Auto Mag Classic .44

Auto Mag Classic 44

The Auto Mag Ltd. Corp. announced it was now shipping the Classic .44 pistol. The initial pistols are the .44AMP Founders Edition guns with the 8.5″ barrel. This run of pistol is limited to only 77 units. The second run is already in production. The second run of Auto Mag pistols is open to pre-order ($3,495-3,795) and will be delivered within 60 days.

These guns have the look and feel of the originals, but the company claims they are “far superior” mechanically to the old models.

Nighthawk Custom Agent 2

Nighthawk Custom Agent 2

Nighthawk Custom introduced the Agent 2, an evolution of the Agent 1 that was introduced less than a year ago at the NRA Annual Meetings in 2017. At its core, the Agent 2 is a full size 1911-style pistol that is available in 9mm and .45 ACP. The rest is enhancements and styling. It has a match grade barrel and bushing, Heine Ledge rear sight and fiber optic front sight, an accessory rail, G10 grips and a Cerakote finish. The base price is $4,495.

DRD Tactical FERRO

DRD Ferro 9mm pistol

DRD Tactical announced the FERRO – a steel framed, Glock magazine compatible 9mm pistol. I’ve got a lot of details in this article: DRD Tactical FERRO 9mm.

Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Threaded Barrel

Smith Wesson MP M2.0 Threaded BArrel

Smith & Wesson announced it would now offer suppressor ready versions of the 9mm and .45 ACP chambered M&P M2.0 pistols. The guns will have threaded barrels and taller sights. The suggested retail price is $599 for either caliber choice.

Taurus Model 856 Revolver

Taurus 856 revolver

Taurus announced the return of the Model 856 revolver to its line up. For more on this 6-shot, compact revolver, check out my article on the Taurus 856 revolver.

Rex Alpha

Rex Alpha

FIME Group announced it would soon be importing the Rex Alpha competition-ready pistol from Slovenia. The gun is designed with a DA trigger and short reset, steel frame, frame mounted safety with the decocker eliminated, wraparound grip, flared magazine well and extended beavertail. It has a 5″ barrel and is chambered in 9mm.

Taurus Raging Hunter

Taurus Raging Hunter

This is a visually striking 6-shot .44 Magnum revolver designed for hunting. I’ve got the details here: Taurus Raging Hunter.


Archon Firearms Type B

Archon Type B

Archon Firearms is showing. its Type B pistol at the SHOT Show. Details forthcoming.

Taurus 1911 Commander

Taurus 1911 Commander

Taurus has a new 1911 for the show. The Commander size gun has a full size grip with an 8 round magazine and a 4.2″ barrel. The finish is matte black with matching grip panels. Novak drift adjustable sights are on top. Taurus 1911 pistols generally get good reviews at their price point, and this one probably will too. It has a suggested retail of only $609.

Draco NAK9

Draco NAK9

If you’ve ever wanted a 9mm AK-style pistol that feeds from Glock pattern magazines, Century Arms has the gun for you. For the SHOT Show, the company is introducing the Draco NAK9 is a Romanian made 9mm handgun that has an 11.4″ barrel and weighs about 6.4 pounds unloaded. It is compatible with AKM-pattern handguards and comes with a single 33-round magazine. Any Glock 17 or Glock 19 magazine should work in this gun.

Springfield Armory XD-S Mod.2

Springfield Armory XD-S Mod.2

Springfield Armory has a new version of the XD-S: the Mod.2. The new guns appear to be the same general shape but not the exact same size as the original pistols. The grip width increased by 0.075″ and the length by 0.2″. The weight, however, remains the same. It will be interesting to see if the old XD-S holsters will fit the new gun. No – it doesn’t say “Grip Zone” on the frame. For now, only .45 ACP versions of the gun are shown. I would expect a 9mm announcement later this year.

Remington RP45

Remington RP45

Remington’s polymer RP9 seemed to be received with apathy by the shooting public. Pre-Christmas bargains on these guns were ridiculously cheap leading some to believe dealers were just trying to clear their inventory of them. However, the demise of the pistol line may be exaggerated as the company is finally releasing the RP45. This pistol was developed in parallel to the RP9 but has not shipped yet. Remington will have it at the SHOT Show. The image above is from the company’s new catalog.

SIG P365


SIG SAUER announced the P365, a striker-fired pistol the company calls a “high-capacity micro-compact” handgun in 9mm. In some measurements – width, length and unloaded weight – the gun is a bit smaller than both the Glock 43 and Smith & Wesson Shield. Yet, the gun can hold 10+1 rounds in a flush-fitting, double-stack magazine. An extended magazine add two more rounds. The MSRP is $599. I look forward to handling one of these and seeing how it shoots.

Glock 19X

new Glock at SHOT Show

Glock announced the model 19X – a gun that mates a G17 frame with a G19 slide and barrel. Essentially, you wind up with the decreased sight radius and bullet velocity of the compact gun with the increased difficulty of concealment from the full size frame. But, it does come in the chic coyote color. Plus 2 magazine extensions ship with the gun, so you do get 19+1 rounds of 9mm on tap with a fully loaded pistol.

FN 15 Pistols

FN 15 Pistol

FN America is introducing a new series of FN 15 pistols at the show. Chambered in 5.56 NATO or 300 BLK, these handguns are variants of the company’s FN 15 rifles. Additional information can be found on the guns at my FN 15 Pistol article.

Ruger Security-9

Ruger Security-9

The Security-9 is a full-size 9mm pistol designed to be very affordable. It uses 15 round magazines that are compatible with the Ruger SR9 line of handguns. It is a hammer fired with a Secure Action trigger system similar to that of the LCP II. I found the LCP II pull to be very light and crisp, so this $379 (MSRP) pistol may have a very nice trigger indeed.

Ruger EC9s

New Ruger EC9s pistol

Announced prior to the show, the new Ruger EC9s is a more affordable variant of the LC9s pistol. The suggested retail is less than $300 on this one.

Springfield Armory Operator 10mm

Springfield Armory Operator 10mm Pistol

Springfield Armory has a pair of 10mm pistols to show off this year. Both are the company’s TRP Operator 1911-style pistols. One has a 5″ barrel, and the other has a 6″ tube. Both feed from 8-round magazines.

FMK Elite Pro

FMK Elite Pro

This new 9mm will be on display in January. It has a threaded barrel and a slide cut for the direct addition of a red dot optic. The Trijicon RMR, Vortex Viper and Vortex Venom mount directly without the need for an adaptor plate. The gun has a new grip texture, beveled magazine well and a redesigned slide stop. The suggested retail price will be $679.95.

Timberwolf Large Frame

Lone Wolf Distributors large frame Timberwolf

Lone Wolf Distributors will show a new Glock compatible frame at the show. The new frame is compatible with the 10mm and .45 ACP pistols. It includes:

  • ability to work with Gen3 and Gen4 slides
  • higher grip angle than the OEM Glock
  • two different grip lengths
  • two sizes of swappable backstraps
  • accessory rail
  • various grip texture options

CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 with Folding Brace

CZ-USA Scorpion with folding brace

CZ-USA will have its new Scorpion EVO 3 S1 with a folding brace on hand. The pistol offers a factory arm brace option that many people have been wanting. The 9mm pistol has a flash can muzzle device that can be removed to add a suppressor. This pistol carries a suggested retail price of $999.

CZ P-10C in Urban Gray with Threaded Barrel

CZ P-10C Urban Gray

This is not earth shaking, but the new Urban Gray color does offer shooters an option when buying the P-10C with a threaded barrel. The MSRP is $559.

Kimber 1911 Style Pistols

It should not be a surprise to many Kimber fans, the company is rolling out a lot of new 1911-style pistols in 2018. The company recently announced what some of the new guns are that will be on display at the SHOT Show. These will include:

  • five new Aegis Elite pistols including several that have red dot style optics
  • five new KHX pistols including several that are “optics ready” for adding a red dot sight
  • Stainless Target Long Slide in 10mm and .45 ACP (6″ barrel $1,055-$1,075)

Kimber Hero

Kimber Hero Custom 1911

Kimber Mfg is working with the Boot Campaign to offer this pistol in 2018. The 1911-style pistol is a Kimber Custom with custom engraving, a matte black slide and parts, FDE frame and Kryptek Highlander grip panels. It will be chambered in .45 ACP. The suggested retail price of this gun will be $987.

Additional Kimber K6S Revolvers

Kimber K6S 3 Inch

Kimber will show three new K6S revolvers at the show. These will be the CDP, the DC and the Stainless 3″. While the first two are very attractive, the new Stainless model with the 3″ barrel is the most interesting to me. An extra inch of barrel length can give the .357 Magnum (and .38 Special) significant velocity gains while also lengthening the sight radius. This could make for a great CCW gun.

New Rifles & Shotguns – Confirmed

Long guns of all types are shown off at the annual exposition. While the AR platform has taken center stage the last several years, there will be many new guns offered at this year’s show that take the market in both new and traditional directions.

The following are the new rifles and shotguns that are confirmed to be announced/shown at the event:

Marlin Model 1894 CST

Marlin 1894 CST

Marlin was showing its new Model 1894 CST lever action rifle at the SHOT Show this year. The gun is designed for “quick handling in all weather.” The barrel and action are all stainless steel and the stock is synthetic. The barrel is 16.5″ long and threaded for the easy addition of a sound suppressor. The guns use XS ghost ring sights and have a big loop lever. It is chambered in .357 Magnum and will also shoot .38 Special.

RISE Armament 1121XR

Rise Armament 1121XR 308 rifle

RISE Armament announced ti was now selling a new .308 Win chambered rifle called the 1121XR. According to the company, the XR stands for “extreme range.” RISE Armament backs the gun with a sub-MOA guarantee. It uses a 20″ barrel that is made of 416R stainless steel. The 9.5 pound rifle has a slim aluminum handguard with M-LOK attachment points and a Magpul PRS at the shoulder. It comes with a lifetime manufacturing warranty and is made in the USA.

Heckler & Koch HK433

Heckler and Koch HK433

H&K announced a new assault rifle at the SHOT Show. Called the HK433, the company states the new rifle combines the strengths of the G36 and HK416 rifles. H&K designed to the gun to be as modular as possible so that it can be adapted to the needs of the military unit using it. Much of the part swapping – such as barrels and charging handle location – can be handled by the user instead of an armorer. The gun is chambered in 5.56 NATO.

Beretta PMX SMG

Beretta PMX SMG

Beretta PMX SMG folded

Although this new submachine gun was introduced a few months back, the SHOT Show is the first time most US shooters will have been able to see it. This folding stock SMG is chambered for the 9mm cartridge using a closed-bolt, blowback design. It looks like a fun gun, but a fairly conventional one. It has a three-position, ambidextrous selector switch, oversized magazine release button and plenty of Picatinny rail for the addition of lights and such.

Historic AR Series from Brownells

Brownells AR-10a

Brownells X177E2

In recent years, the history of the AR platform has become more interesting to a lot of people. To take advantage of this, Brownells is now offering a number of reproduction guns based on the AR evolution’s early days. For example, they are offering reproductions of the original AR-10A .308 rifle, the XM16E1 5.56 and the X177E2. Click here to see all of the guns.

Umarex Hammer

Umarex Hammer 50 caliber air rifle

Umarex USA announced the company designed and was now manufacturing a .50 caliber air rifle called the Hammer. For those that think air rifles are just toys for for squirrels only, I say this: this rifle will launch a 550 grain lead slug at about 760 fps. That works out to be more than 700 ft-lbs of energy. That’s in the same ballpark as the .44 Magnum. Lighter loads go faster, of course. The 180 grain ARX projectile will hit about 1,100 fps.

Umarex uses a straight pull bolt that needs only 2 pounds of cocking pressure. The air tank holds 4,500 psi of compressed air. The trigger pull is set at 3 pounds. The gun uses a Magpul pistol grip and has M-LOK attachment points for accessories.

CMMG Mk4 DTR2 in 223 Valkyrie

CMMG Mk4 DTR2 in 224 Valkyrie

CMMG is showing off its newest Mk4 DTR2 rifle, this one chambered in the new 224 Valkyrie cartridge. The gun has a similar set up to the other DTR2 rifles. It has a 24″ medium taper barrel with a 1:7″ twist and CMMG SV brake. The excellent Geissele SSA 2-stage trigger is standard as is the Magpul pistol grip and PRS stock. The handguard has M-LOK attachment slots. New to the company is the CMMG Ambi Charging Handle that is standard on this new rifle.

Steyr Zephyr II

Steyr Zephyr II

Styer officially introduced the Zephyr II rimfire rifle to the US market at the SHOT Show. This bolt action gun is designed to be a high quality rifle, not an inexpensive weekend plinker. It has a cold hammer forged 19.7″ barrel with a walnut stock that has a Bavarian cheekpiece and fish scale checkering on the pistol grip and handguard. It feeds from a 5-round detachable magazine. It is chambered for three different cartridges: the .17 HMR, .22 LR and .22 WMR. The suggested retail price is $995. If you want a threaded barrel, that will cost an additional $25.

Anderson Manufacturing AM15-BR

Anderson Rifles AM15-BR

This is a fairly basic AR, and the company states it is their entry level rifle. The company tells me that this is designed to offer very good quality while still being very affordable. It has a 16″ barrel with 1:8″ twist and M4 contour, low profile block, carbine length gas system and an A2-style handguard, pistol grip and flash suppressor. The receivers are hard coat anodized 7075-T6 aluminum. It is chambered for the 5.56 NATO cartridge. The suggested retail price is $499. Actual dealer prices could be even less.

Benjamin Fortitude

Benjamin Fortitude

Crosman Corp announced a new regulated air rifle called the Fortitude. It is sold under the Benjamin brand and is offered in both .177 and .22 caliber. The PCP air rifle will give you up to 90 shots per fill with consistent velocities. A .22 caliber pellet can be pushed to 800 fps on the first pull of the trigger and the last. The rifle feeds from 10-round magazines. It is also a fraction of the weight of the old Marauder.

Weatherby Mark V CarbonMark

Weatherby Mark V Carbonmark

Weatherby announced an addition to the Mark V line: the CarbonMark. This is the company’s first rifle that uses Carbon Fiber barrel technology. The barrels were specially made by Proof Research, and Weatherby offers a sub-MOA guarantee on these guns. Barrels are 26″ long with a #4 contour. They use a 416R stainless steel core and are threaded for a suppressor. The rifle is chambered for three different cartridges: .257 Weatherby Magnum, 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum and .300 Weatherby Magnum. The guns retail for $4,100.

Mauser M18 Rifle

Mauser M18

Mauser announced a new synthetic stock bolt-action rifle called the M18. The new gun is priced aggressively ($699 MSRP) and comes with a number of nice features including soft inlays in the stock, an adjustable trigger and a 5-round detachable magazine. It is offered in chamberings for the .243 Win, .308 Win, .270 Win, .30-06 Sprg, 7mm Rem Mag and 300 Win Mag. A rifle for the 6.5 Creedmoor will be offered later this year.

Henry Repeating Arms Color Case Hardened Big Boys

Henry Big Boy Color Case Hardened

Henry Repeating Arms announced new color case hardened versions of its Big Boy carbines and rifles. The new guns will be available in .44 Magnum, .357 Magnum and .45 Colt with both barrel lengths (20″ rifle and 16.5″ carbine.) These guns join the existing color case hardened .30-30 and .45-70 rifles made by Henry.

Kalashnikov USA 9mm Rifles

Kalashnikov USA 9mm rifle

Kalashnikov USA announced that its long-awaited 9mm rifles would be at the SHOT Show. These rifles were announced several years ago, but have yet to ship. I hope they are ready to go now.

New Calibers for Franklin Armory Militia Praefector-M

Franklin Armory Militia Model Praefector-M

Franklin Armory announced two new chamberings for the Militia Model Praefector-M rifle: 6mm Creedmoor and 6.5 Creedmoor. Both guns have 20″ barrels and mid-length gas systems, a Franklin Armory FSR 14″ handguard, receiver tension screw, a custom tuned trigger and Magpul PRS stock. The MSRP will be $2,679.99 for either of them.

Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 Sport Blue Platinum

Smith & Wesson MP15-22 sport robin's egg blue platinum

S&W announced a new color option for the incredibly popular M&P 15-22 Sport rifles. This .22 LR will sport a Robin’s Egg Blue Platinum finish. Think tiger stripe meets baby nursery.  The gun has all of the normal features like Magpul M-LOK handguard, adjustable stock and 25-round magazine.

QC10 S226

Quarter Circle 10 announced a new pistol caliber carbine that will feed from SIG SAUER P226 magazines. It is called the S226. It sounds like the first guns/lowers will be in 9mm. I imagine .40 S&W and .357 SIG versions might not be far behind. I’ll try to get some photos for you as soon as I can.

IWI US TAVOR T12 Shotgun

Tavor T12 semi-auto shotgun

Yeehaw. I don’t know if I’ve seen anything else announced at the SHOT Show (so far) that looks as much like fun as this new shotgun. The new TAVOT T-12 is a bullpup, semi-automatic, gas regulated 12 gauge shotgun that holds up to 15 2.75″ shells or 12 3″ shells. It will be offered in black, FDE and OD green. While the $1,399 price tag isn’t cheap, it is a lot less than I was afraid it might be. I think this might be the most popular toy at range day this year.

Cimarron US Marshal Carbine

US Marshal Carbine

This modern interpretation of the Winchester 1873 carbine was developed at the request of a US Marshal who wanted a functional duty rifle that was representative of the agency’s history. The result was this US Marshal Carbine. The gun is chambered in .44 Magnum and is slightly shortened, including a 2″ shorter barrel, when compared to the original 1873 rifle. This makes it easier to move in and out of a vehicle with the gun. It will be available to all citizens in the spring with a suggested retail price of $1,402.

Battle Rifle Company BR10

Battle Rifle Company BR10

Battle Rifle Company announced it was now making AR-10 style rifles with its new BR10 line. This gun is chambered in 7.62 NATO/.308 Win and has an 18″ cryogenically treated barrel with a 1:9.73″ twist. An Odinworks KeyMod rail is standard as is a Geissele SSA trigger, AXTS Raptor charging handle and Magpul ACS stock. The gun ships with a single metal magazine and bag. It has a MSRP of $2,998.

Dark Storm Industries DS-10 Hunter

Dark Storm Industries DS-10 Hunter

Dark Storm Industries has a new rifle: the DS-10 Hunter. The new gun can be had in .308 Win or 6.5 Creedmoor. It comes with a fixed Magpul stock, Hogue grip, and 18″ threaded barrel. The gun has a hydrodip finish with the Next G2 pattern. The MSRP is $1,445. I’ve had a chance to shoot DSI products in the past (like this DS-9) and found them to be quality products.

Crosman’s New Full Auto DPMS SBR

Crosman full auto DPMS SBR

This isn’t a firearm, but it is an air rifle – and a pretty cool one at that. Based on the DPMS PDW, this is a full auto BB gun that can put 1,400 rounds per minute down range. That’s a lot of Copperhead BBs. It runs on a pair of 12 gram CO2 cartridges that are stored in the 30-round magazine. It has an AR compatible grip, 6-position stock, angled fore grip and quad rail. It is also less than $180. Nice.

TNW Aero Survival Rifle in .22 WMR

TNW Aero Survival Rifle in 22 WMR

TNW Firearms will show off its new .22 WMR rifle at the SHOT Show. The rimfire magnum rifle retains the takedown capabilities and AR style controls of the centerfire rifles in this line. According to the company, this gun will feed from Remington 597 magazines and will come with a single 10-rounder. The rifle is expected to start shipping in the spring of 2018 and conversion kits for existing Aero Survival Rifles will also be available.

Franklin Armory Reformation

Franklin Armory Reformation

The pre-show hype on this one is interesting. Prior to the show, Franklin Armory announced that the Reformation, an AR-style gun, has an 11.5″ barrel and a Magpul SL shoulder stock. Normally, this would make it a short barrel rifle requiring a BATFE tax stamp per the National Firearms Act (NFA). However, the company specifically states that this firearm does not need a tax stamp. While Franklin Armory has not spilled the beans on how they have pulled this off, there is a great deal of speculation about it. No word yet on what it fires. When I know more I will update this page.

Update: It seems that this new firearm has straight grooves in the barrel instead of spiral rifling. This avoids the US federal definition of a rifle, so it can be equipped as an SBR without the need for an NFA tax stamp. Of course, there is a hug compromise with this gun: accuracy. According to one rep, the gun shot 4 MOA at 50 yards. I don’t know if he meant 4″ groups at 50 yards or much smaller groups (true 4 MOA).

An SBR that shoots 4 MOA is viable. One that is 8 MOA is less so. The real key is to see barrel makers offer a straight grooves as an option for home builders to make their own non-NFA firearms.

Arsenal SLR-107R Variants

Arsenal SLR107-11G

At the SHOT Show, Arsenal will show off a pair of new SLR-107R rifle variants. Functionally, these are identical to existing guns. The new rifles will have your choice of Desert Sand colored furniture or OD Green furniture. The new guns carry the same suggested retail price as the existing ones: $879.99.

Weatherby Vanguard First Lite

Weatherby First Lite Vanguard rifle

Weatherby announced a new Vangaurd model for the SHOT Show. This new model uses a synthetic Monte Carlo stock like the one used on its Vanguard Synthetic model. However, this version of the gun has a new camouflage pattern that uses a “proprietary mix of ‘crackalature’ shapes and colors” that are designed for “macro and micro disruption.” The gun comes with a sub-MOA guarantee and can be had in any of eight different calibers.

Seekins Precision HAVAK Pro HP1

Seekins Precision HAVAK Pro HP1

Seekins Precision announced a new bolt action rifle that is the first of its tactical line. Called the HAVAK Pro HP1, the gun features the company’s HAVAK short action and a 24″ stainless steel match grade barrel. Each gun is hand built and test fired. This rifle is a great way for someone who wants a highly regarded Seekins barreled action is a function platform for a relatively low price. You could buy this and enjoy it until you save up enough money for a high end stock or chassis. The MSRP is $1,995 and it can be had in 6.5 Creedmoor or .308 Win.

Ruger Precision Rimfire

Ruger Precision Rimfire

Sturm, Ruger & Co. is showing a .22 LR version of the Ruger Precision Rifle. This gun is set up in a manner very similar to the centerfire version of the rifle. It has an 18″ cold hammer forged target barrel that is threaded for the addition of a suppressor or brake. The guns are bolt action, but they do feed from 10/22 magazines like the BX-15 (included) and BX-25.

Savage Left Handed Rifles

Savage Arms Left Handed Rifles

Savage Arms has a number of rifles for which it is now offering left handed variants. These include the Model 10/110 BA Stealth, Model 110 Storm, B17 and B22 rifles. While not an earth shattering announcement, these are welcome additions to the line.

Ruger PC Carbine

Ruger PC Carbine

A lot of people wanted Ruger to bring the PC9, and those wishes have now come true. The new PC Carbine is a 9mm carbine in a traditional rifle form. Unlike the original PC9, the PC Carbine has a few new twists – like the takedown ability and swapable magazine wells. The takedown feature if obvious is a nice addition, but the magazine well interchangeability surprised me. With the change of a magwell, the gun can change what kind of magazine it feeds from. As it ships, it will come with two wells – one for the SR9/Security-9 magazine and another for the Glock pattern magazine. While I’m not a fan of this gun’s looks, I am a fan of everything else about it. I hope it lives up to expectations.

JARD California Compliant PCC

JARD J68 CA Compliant PCC

JARD announced it was introducing a California compliant version of the J68 pistol caliber carbine. This gun lacks features like a standard pistol grip to meet the laws of that state. It is a bullpup design and feeds from Glock pattern magazines like the original J68.

FN 15 Tactical Carbine FDE P-LOK

FN 15 FDE rifle

This rifle is an extension of the company’s growing line of commercial FN 15 AR-style rifles. This model has a chrome lined barrel, three prong flash hider, mid-length gas system and is finished in flat dark earth. The handguard uses the M-LOK standard for attaching accessories.

Phoenix Weaponry .45-70 Auto

Phoenix Weaponry 45-70 rifle

Phoenix Weaponry has an AR-10 type rifle that is set up to run a .45-70 cartridge. The .45-70 Auto is essentially a rebated rim version of the classic .45-70 Govt cartridge that will run on a .308 Win bolt. The company claims the rounds hit sub-MOA through this gun. The .45-70 Govt has always been a great hunting cartridge, and a modern adaptation of the gun could be a huge hit.

AlphaWolf Pistol Caliber Carbine

AlphaWolf Pistol Caliber Carbine

Lone Wolf Distributors has a new piston driven carbine it will show in January. Called the AlphaWolf Pistol Caliber Carbine, it is a Glock magazine fed gun that can be had in either 9mm or .45 ACP. Read more about it here.

Springfield Armory M1A in 6.5 Creedmoor

Springfield Armory M1A

6.5 Creedmoor is the current darling of the shooting community. So, I expect to see a lot of rifles chambered for it at the show this year. One of the big pre-show announcements is that Springfield Armory is now offering its M1A line in this caliber. There will be different versions available including one with the standard composite stock and one with a precision adjustable stock in flat dark earth. SA describes these as “true 1,000 yard rifles.” Pricing runs from $1,985 – $2,045.

Gorilla Firearms GF-10

Gorilla Firearms GF-10

The new GF-10 is a lightweight, AR-10 style rifle that is being built by Gorilla Firearms. Gorilla Firearms is a new sister company of PCP Ammunition and Gorilla Ammunition. Although the gun will be chambered in typical calibers like the .308 Win, .260 Rem, .243 Win, 6mm Creedmoor and 6.5 Creedmoor, it will also be offered in the new 6.5 SOCOM cartridge. Details are few on this gun, but I’ll have more on it as they become available.

Mauser-15 Rifle

Mauser-15 Rifle

Blue Line Solutions announced it would show the Mauser-15 rifle at the SHOT Show. This rifle is a rimfire gun chambered for the .22 LR cartridge. It is a semi-automatic design with an adjustable (three position) stock and 16.5″ barrel. Folding sights are included with the gun. It will be offered in a tan version (shown) and a black version. The company has not released an MSRP yet.

New Shooting Gear

Looking for a flashlight or love to reload? From holsters to lasers, every kind of accessory in the firearms industry is on display at the SHOT Show.

The following are the shooting accessories that have been confirmed to be announced or shown at the SHOT Show:

Lyman Cyclone Case Dryer

Lyman Cyclone case dryer

Lyman introduced the new Cyclone Case Dryer at the 2018 SHOT Show. The case dryer is designed to quickly dry cases that have been cleaned using a wet process. However, it can also be used as a companion to ultrasonic cleaning systems to more rapidly and completely dry slides, frames and other gun parts. It has enough capacity to process 1,000 .223 cases or 2,000 9mm cases. The dryer has a suggested retail price of $64.95.

RCBS Brass Boss

RCBS Brass Boss

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News and Information Jan. 19, 2018

This week on high Caliber Radio we will be talking to Larry Potterfield, owner of Midway USA.  Larry will tell us how Midway got started and became the one stop shopping site for shooters.  We’ll also talk to Larry about his Nitro Express Shipping system.  We look at how to accessorize your rifles and handguns to optimize performance and finally we will take another look at Hornady’s ELD-X ammo.


Crosman Introduces Full Auto CO2 Rifle

Bloomfield, NY – – Crosman Corporation, in partnership with DPMS Panther Arms, is proud to announce the new DPMS SBR full auto CO2 rifle – the most fun you’ll ever have shooting an airgun.


The DPMS SBR is a tactical compact CO2 rifle that sends out a barrage of steel BBs through either a single shot semi-auto mode or full-auto mode with an insane 1400 rounds per minute rate of fire. “The rifle speaks for itself,” says Philip Guadalupe, Product Manager. “It’s one of the most badass air rifles on the market.”


The SBR was inspired by the popular DPMS PDW short-barreled rifle, with a tactical twist. It features a 6-position buttstock, AR compatible Pistol grip, Quad Picatinny rails for accessories, angled fore grip and flip up iron sights (BUIS). It is powered by dual 12 g CO2 Powerlets that is housed in a drop out 30rd magazine for ease of access.


This air rifle has a heavy, realistic weight and features such as blowback bolt action, ejection port cover, and forward assist button. This model will have a MSRP of $179.99.


Visit to see a video demonstration of the DPMS SBR right now, and visit the Crosman booth at SHOT 2018 #13940 to see it live.


SB Tactical™ Unveils the SBA3™ Adjustable Stabilizing Brace for AR Pistols

Saint Petersburg, Fla. (January 18, 2018) – SB Tactical™, inventors and manufacturers of the Pistol Stabilizing Brace®, continues its relentless innovation with the release of the SBA3™. Designed for all platforms capable of accepting a mil-spec carbine receiver extension, the 5-position adjustable SBA3 brace greatly enhances the usability of the firearm by adding a third point of contact and does not change the classification of the host pistol in accordance with GCA provisions.

“The SBA3 will prove to be one of our most popular models for the AR pistol market,” said Alex Bosco, inventor and CEO of SB Tactical. “With four adjustment positions, the new SBA3 provides enhanced versatility for any user or situation.”

The SBA3 comes as a complete assembly, including a mil-spec carbine receiver extension and an integral, ambidextrous QD socket for sling attachment. Weighing 6.75 ounces and measuring 6.1 inches, the SBA3 is available in black and FDE and will begin shipping in February 2018.

Like all SB Tactical Pistol Stabilizing Braces, the SBA3 is BATFE compliant, U.S. veteran designed, and proudly manufactured in the USA.

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


Taurus 7-Shot Multi-Caliber Revolver

(Miami, FL) – Taurus USA brings real-world advancements to the industry with the introduction of the 692 Multi-Caliber revolver. The 692 is designed for reliable everyday carry with its 3-inch barrel,  and also offers a range-friendly option in the 6-1/2-inch model.  Both size variations offer the ability to change the caliber from .38 Special +P/.357 Mag. to 9mm Luger with a simple swap of the cylinder.

This DA/SA revolver features a seven round capacity, making it an ideal companion for personal and home defense as well as simply shooting more rounds at the range. The 692 revolver has adjustable rear sights, spurred hammer and Taurus’ Ribber Grip® that aids in accuracy.  The ported barrel manages recoil for quicker target re-acquisition.  Stellar clips are provided with each revolver.

Taurus 692 Revolver Specifications:

Caliber: .38 Special +P/.357 Mag / 9mm Luger

Capacity: 7-shot

Action Type: DA/SA

Finish: Matte Black or Matte Stainless

Cylinder Material: Matte Black or Matte Stainless

Barrel Length: 3” or 6.5”

Sights: Fixed Front/Adjustable Rear

Firing System: Spurred Hammer

Grip: Ribber Grip®

Weight: 35 oz. (3” barrel) 46 oz. (6.5” barrel)

2 Stellar Clips included

MSRP: $659

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Taurus Model 856 .38 Special Revolver

(Miami, FL) – Taurus USA introduces the new 856 into their expansive revolver line for 2018. The DA/SA action and 2-inch barrel on the 856 optimizes on-body or off-body carry, and home defense usage.

The 856 is a reliable 6-shot .38 Special revolver that features soft rubber grips, making it comfortable to shoot at the range while the double/single action increases speed and accuracy for follow up shots. The 856 is offered in either a matte blue or matte stainless finish. Known for its easily managed recoil impulse, the .38 Special round of the 856 can accommodate ammunition ranging from light target loads to self-defense rounds.

Taurus 856 Revolver Specifications:

Caliber: .38 Special

Capacity: 6-shot

Action Type: DA/SA

Barrel Length: 2”

Weight: 22.10 oz.

Overall Length: 6.55”

Overal Height: 4.8”

Width: 1.41”


Cylinder: Carbon Steel or Stainless Steel

Frame: Carong Steel or Stainless Steel

Barrel: Caronb Steel or Stainless Steel

Finish: Blue Matte or Stainless Matte

Sights: Serrated Ramp Front/fixed Rear

Firing System: Spurred Hammer

Grip: Soft Rubber

Weight: 22.10 oz.

MSRP: $329

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DeSantis Women’s “Gunnybag”

AMITYVILLE, New York – DeSantis Gunhide® introduces a new product, the #L28 WOMEN’S GUNNYBAG


The #L28, Women’s Gunnybag™ is a well-designed and fashionable handbag. It is made of luxurious shrunken grain leather, and features two lined and zippered compartments on top and a wide, lined zippered pocket on the front. The well-concealed side gun pocket is also lined and zips from top to bottom. A great gun purse at a great price! MSRP is $74.99




This product has two sizes that accommodate:

–           Most Small Autos

–           Most Medium to Large Autos and Small Revolvers


Taurus 1911 Officer Model

(Miami, FL) –   The popular Taurus 1911™ series was first introduced in 2005 packed with features to provide shooting enthusiasts a high performance firearm at an affordable price.  New for 2018, Taurus USA expands their 1911 line-up with the debut of their compact Taurus 1911™ Officer.

The 1911 aficionado will recognize the Taurus 1911™ Officer model in .45 ACP as the perfect sidearm for personal protection or off-duty carry. This concealable 6+1 round pistol offers reliable carry with an affordable pricetag.  The 3-1/2” barrel is the shortest in the Taurus 1911™ line with an overall length of 7.2”, making it the perfect companion for carry, self defense or home use. The pistol features a discreet black on black finish,  Novak® drift adjustable front and rear sights and checkered black grips.

Taurus 1911™ Officer Specifications:

Caliber: .45 ACP

Capacity: 6+1

Finish: Matte Black

Grips: Checkered Black

Firing System: Hammer

Action Type: Single Action Only

Sights: Novak® drift adjustable Front and Rear

Slide Material: Carbon Steel

Slide Finish: Matte Black

Overall Length: 7.2”

Overall Width: 1.5”

Overall Height: 5.1”

Barrel Length: 3.5”

Weight: 35 oz.

Includes: Owners manual, 1 magazine

MSRP: $609

To learn more about the Taurus 1911™ and other Taurus® products, please

Century Arms Announces New Draco NAK9 Pistol

Delray Beach, Fla. –– Century Arms, North America’s premier AK manufacturer, has announced the release of a new 9mm AK-based pistol, the Draco NAK9. The AK-based 9mm handgun is the newest addition to the highly popular Draco pistol series.

“The Draco NAK9 fills a void in the U.S. market for a high quality Com-Bloc 9mm AK pistol,” said Jason Karvois, Century Arms Director of Sales. “Because it readily accepts Glock brand 9mm and aftermarket Glock magazines, many consumers can utilize the magazines they already own in their new 9mm AK pistol.”

The Draco NAK9 pistol is chambered in the cost-effective, low-recoil 9mm cartridge while capturing the look and feel of the AK-47 platform. The magazine well allows for compatibility with Glock 17 and Glock 19 magazines making it the perfect companion for your EDC 9mm handgun. The NAK9 comes equipped with a top-mounted Picatinny optics rail for mounting modern optics, a rear sling mount, one 33-round magazine and is compatible with aftermarket AKM handguards. The blowback operated design results in a platform as reliable as an AK, but in a smaller package with minimal recoil.

Its lightweight and 11.14” barrel make the Draco NAK9 an excellent choice for your next truck gun, CQC or a fun day at the range. The Draco NAK9 is shipping this week to dealers with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $724.99.

Visit Century Arms at booth #11962 at the 2018 SHOT Show to get a first look at the Draco NAK9 and other AK-47 pistol and rifle variants.

For more information, visit Follow Century Arms FacebookInstagramTwitterYouTube


Study Shows Dramatic Upswing in Women’s Participation in Shooting Sports

Athens, AL – – New research on Women’s participation in shooting sports shows significant increase from previous reports.

Shoot Like A Girl, the leader in growing the number of women in shooting sports, conducted an intensive study on participation of women in the shooting sports industry. They studied several disciplines including pistol, rifle and shotgun shooting, archery and hunting. Noteworthy, women are choosing to spend their recreational time in shooting sports, as the study showed, target shooting for fun was the leading activity across all disciplines.

“It is a known fact that women have been the fastest growing demographic for several years now, and we continue to grow. There is a chance that our data is a course correction for the industry, too, based on the responses received after our query of a sizeable number of women.” stated Karen Butler, President/Founder of Shoot Like A Girl. “We have the unique opportunity with our social media and email lists to reach over 146,000 women who participate and/or are interested in shooting sports, and they were enthusiastic to provide their input.” Butler went on to say.

Survey data was compiled from more than 2,600 women in a three-day period from a population reached of 76,890. The total number of women who completed this survey enabled generalization to the entire population of women shooters, with a 99% confidence level and a 2.6% margin of error.  The study found the current growth in participation since reported in 2015 by the National Shooting Sports Foundation has increased by as much 189% in some disciplines.

This substantial increase in the number of women participating in shooting sports sends a strong signal to manufacturers and businesses alike. In times where overall retail numbers and hunting licenses are on a decline, women’s growth is nourishing sales in both and also impacting their families spending. Women control 85% of every consumer purchase in the United States and if they are participating in shooting activities, studies show, their children participate at a higher rate than households where just the man participates.

Butler stated that she conducted the survey to show the magnitude of the impact and importance of women participating in shooting sports. Staying true to Shoot Like A Girl’s mission, Butler wanted to provide the industry with hard facts so manufacturers and businesses will continue to increase products and opportunities for female participation in the shooting sports industry.

The full report from Shoot Like A Girl breaks down activities by discipline, hunting by animal species hunted and gives information on club and organization memberships, as well as equipment used.  For more information email

Contact: Jeanine Sayre or 256-206-2460


Taurus 1911 Commander

(Miami, FL) – Taurus USA announces the expansion of their 1911 line to incorporate the popular Commander size model.  The admired Taurus 1911™ series was first introduced in 2005 with several features commonly found on custom models at an affordable price.

The Taurus 1911™ .45 ACP Commander with its 8+1 capacity, has a shorter profile than traditional full size 1911’s with its 4.2” barrel but maintains a full size grip providing a positive grip purchase, making it perfect for carry, self defense or home use. The pistol features a monochromatic black on black finish,  Novak® drift adjustable front and rear sights, checkered black grips and extended beavertail that offers comfortable shooting with great control. The Commander is easily customized as it is built with industry standard components.

Taurus 1911™ Commander Specifications:

Caliber: .45 ACP

Capacity: 8+1

Finish: Matte Black

Grips: Checkered Black

Firing System: Hammer

Action Type: Single Action Only

Sights: Novak® drift adjustable Front and Rear

Slide Material: Carbon Steel

Slide Finish: Matte Black

Overall Length: 7.9”

Overall Width: 1.3”

Overall Height: 5.7”

Barrel Length: 4.25”

Weight: 38 oz.

Includes: Owners manual, 2 magazines

MSRP: $609

To learn more about the Taurus 1911™ and other Taurus® products, please



CMMG Chambers 224 Valkyrie

Boonville, MO–Known for delivering innovative, practical products to market, CMMG continues to live up to its reputation with the release of the new Mk4 DTR2 rifle, chambered in 224 Valkyrie.

Federal Premium introduced the 224 Valkyrie cartridge in December 2017. Its purpose is to deliver exceptional long-range performance that is comparable to 6.5 Creedmoor, but out of a smaller, AR15-sized caliber. The 224 Valkyrie is designed to be an incredibly flat-shooting round by achieving supersonic velocities out to 1,300 yards. With the added benefits of minimal recoil and an affordable price point, 224 Valkyrie has the potential to be the go-to cartridge of long-range shooters for years to come.

Recognizing this potential, CMMG’s engineers quickly went to work developing a rifle that would maximize the effectiveness of the 224 Valkyrie and meet the needs of long-range shooters straight out of the box. The result is the Mk4 DTR2.

The Mk4 DTR2 has all of the fundamental features expected in a long-range AR15, including:

·A 24-inch medium taper barrel, with a 1:7 twist

·CMMG’s SV Brake to reduce muzzle rise

·Magpul MOE Pistol Grip and PRS Stock

·Geissele SSA 2-Stage Trigger

Additionally, CMMG has outfitted this new rifle with an RML14 M-LOK hand guard and all-new CMMG Ambi Charging Handle. The Mk4 DTR2 is built on a 7075-T6 AL lower receiver and a forged 7075-T6 AL upper receiver for optimum durability. It ships standard with a 10-round 6.8 SPC magazine and is backed by CMMG’s Lifetime Guarantee. CMMG also offers five different Cerakote colors as an optional upgrade.

CMMG’s Mk4 DTR2 in 224 Valkyrie will make its public debut at the SHOT Show® Industry Day at the Range™ on January 22, 2018 in Las Vegas. Those planning to attend the event are encouraged to stop by Bay SR-44 and be among the first in the world to shoot this exciting new rifle.  The rifle will also be on display on the SHOT Show floor in the CMMG Booth (#32011)


Mk4 DTR2 in 224 Valkyrie:

PART#: 25AB216

BARREL: 24” MT 416SS, 224 Valkyrie, SBN

MUZZLE: SV Brake, Threaded ½-28


FURNITURE: Magpul MOE Pistol Grip and PRS Stock, Ambi Selector, Ambi Charging Handle

RECEIVERS: 7075-T6 AL Lower, Forged 7075-T6 AL Upper


MAGAZINE: 10 Round 6.8 Magazine


LENGTH: 44.5 inches

MSRP: $1,699.95

Upper Group, Mk4 DTR, .224 Valkyrie:

Part#: 25BB257

MSRP: $899.95

Lower Group, Mk4, w/PRS Rifle Stock, SSA, Ambi Safety:     

Part#: 55CA37F

MSRP: $749.95

Bolt Carrier Group, .224 Valkyrie     

Part#: 25BA49E

MSRP: $174.95

Barrel Sub-Assm, 24.0″ MT 416SS, 224 Valkyrie, SBN     

Part#: 25DB20C

MSRP: $259.95


CMMG Lifetime Quality Guarantee

CMMG, Inc. will guarantee its products against defects in material or workmanship.  CMMG, Inc. will repair, replace or substitute part(s) (at CMMG, Inc. discretion) at no charge to the customer if a defect of material or workmanship is found. All service work must be carried out by CMMG, Inc.





The Stakeout (or as the common people call it, a Tac-14 or Shockwave) is a different animal than a regular shotgun. Its like the difference between an AK and an AR. They are used in a different manner and from each other.

First a discussion on the traditional use of a Shotgun with a bead. The stock and mount are crucial. Sports Shotgunners take great pains to fit their stocks because the stock places the face and the eye in the same place every time…hopefully anyway. The eye is in essence the rear sight…and the bead is the front sight. This works well enough unless you are shooting an extremely tight pattern…or slug rounds.

With the Stakeouts, the rear sight…ie., the stock, is missing. And what happens is that Tac-14 (yes…I am going to use the words…Stockless Shotguns) users will always tend to shoot high. The reasons are two fold. One is the desire to keep the pistol grip lower than the face. Two is the way the stockless shotgun recoils (see the videos), back and down. Third is the tendency to look over the bead. The stock not keeping the eye in place, the stockless shooter will tend to over shoot the target.

If one is aware of this, the bead can work if the shooter forces himself to keep the ass end of the shotgun up where his eye is.

A best practice for us has been the use of the Red Dot (we prefer the Trijicon RMR). Properly zeroed, an RMR equipped Stakeout keeps up with any stocked shotgun. In class we have taken head shots out to 15 yards with tight patterning buckshot and consistently hit with slugs at 100 yards.

But not everyone wants an RMR on their SSGN (Stockless Shotgun). When we worked up the Alaskan Package for a customer he wanted rifle sights. Rifle sights are simpler than an RMR…that is true, and slightly less expensive.

The rifle sights give you the important rear visual index point just like a pistol and in experiments and testing, we were able to duplicate what we do with the RMR Stakeouts…just slightly slower. In short, you have the same sight picture as your pistol, and that makes great sense.

Why not the popular Ghost Rings everyone has on their shotguns? With a stocked weapon, the rear ghost ring works well since the face and eye are always in place to see through the rear ring. Without a stock, the ghost rings are far slower than the traditional rifle sights and RMR.

This SSGN concept as seen in the Stakeouts, The Tac-14 genre, is far more than a close range hip shooter. It is an extremely compact and useful tool capable of a broad range of duties and assignments as long as the sighting system allows for such deployment.


New and Information Jan. 12, 2017

This week on High Caliber Radio we will be talking to the guys from Cylinder and Slide.  Craig Bodington will tell us about his new book, Paul Phelan will update us on the situation in Zimbabwe and we will tell you about the new guns and gear at the Dallas Safari Club Expo.


Savage Arms Expands Rifle Lineup

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts –– Savage Arms is pleased to expand its already extensive catalog of firearms geared to left-handed shooters with the release of additional options in centerfire target, hunting and rimfire rifles. Savage Arms will launch the new southpaw-friendly models at the 2018 SHOT Show (Booth No. 14451) January 23-26 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“One of the keys to Savage Arms achieving an impressive stronghold in the firearms industry over the past two decades has been the company’s ability to dominate niche markets,” said firearms senior brand manager Jessica Treglia. “Savage’s ever-expanding selection of left-handed firearms is an excellent example of this strategy in action.

“Research reports approximately 10 percent of Americans are left-handed,” Treglia continued. “Then there are those who are right-handed, but left-eye dominant. These hunters and shooters greatly benefit from a left-handed firearm, and Savage is proud to supply them with dependable and accurate left-handed choices.”

On the precision-chassis rifle front, Savage introduces the new left-handed Model 10/110 BA Stealth and Stealth Evolution. Both feature a heavy fluted barrel with a monolithic aluminum chassis popular among long-range precision shooters.

Both models also feature Savage’s zero-tolerance, thread-in headspacing, user-adjustable AccuTrigger and 5R button rifling, and produce sub-MOA accuracy at extreme ranges, out of the box. The rifles are available in some of the hottest calibers in long-range shooting, including 338 Lapua Mag., 300 Win. Mag. 6.5 Creedmoor, 308 Win. and 223 Rem. The Stealth Evolution is also available in 6mm Creedmoor.

“Savage didn’t forget left-handed hunters,” Treglia noted. “The upgraded Model 110 Storm is available in a left-handed configuration. It is built off the same 110 action as the past but now features the all-new user-adjustable AccuFit system, which allows shooters to customize comb height and length-of-pull for better fit and function.”

The Model 110 Storm also features a detachable box magazine, stainless steel action and stainless steel matte-finish barrel to withstand the most brutal weather conditions. The left-handed version comes in 223 Rem., 22-250 Rem., 243 Win., 270 Win., 7mm-08 Rem., 7mm Rem. Mag., 308 Win., 30-06 Sprg. and 300 Win. Mag.

“The Model 110 Tactical also comes in a left-handed 308 Win.,” she continued. “It is suppressor-ready and fitted with a heavy, fluted, 24-inch barrel, ideal for extreme accuracy in all conditions.”

Savage adds to its rimfire family with left-handed versions of the B17 17 HMR, B22 22 LR and B22 22 WMR bolt-action rimfire rifles. “All feature a sporter barrel and black synthetic stock,” said Treglia. “The B Series’ ergonomic stock, higher comb, top tang safety and target-style, vertical pistol grip allow shooters to hold the rifle in a more natural position that puts less pressure on the wrist.”

Like the popular A Series rimfires, all B Series rifles feature a 10-round rotary magazine and the accuracy-boosting adjustable AccuTrigger. The B Series also features Savage’s accuracy-boosting zero-tolerance, thread-in headspace system similar to that of the company’s centerfire models.


Lyman Products Introduces the Victory Press

Lyman® Products New Brass Smith Victory™ Press, the Workhorse for the Reloading Bench

Super sturdy, the Victory™ Press features a newly designed straight line primer feed.

Middletown, Conn.   – Lyman® Products introduces the must-have new Brass Smith Victory™ Press, the foundational press for every reloader’s bench. Built on a heavy duty cast iron “O” frame with an added 1-inch diameter ram and compound linkage, the Victory Press is one of the most rugged and rigid available on the market.

Unlike many competitive presses, the Victory Press features a newly designed straight line primer feed that is totally reliable and very simple to use.  By simply pushing the priming arm forward at the bottom of the ram travel to position it beneath the shell holder, the user will experience a tight, precise and smooth operation. As an added safety feature, the primer feed comes with a heavy steel shield that surrounds the primer tubes. A large 5-inch frame opening makes even the largest magnum calibers easy to load. The easy to grip ball handle can be positioned for either right or left hand use. Finished with a durable powder coat finish, the Lyman New Brass Smith Single Stage Press is the ideal press for beginners to the more seasoned reloader.

“It has been a while since Lyman Products introduced new presses, for the very simple reason that our presses are built to be so durable that they actually end up being handed down in families,” Trevor Mullen, VP of Global Marketing and Business Development for Lyman Products, said. “But for 2018, we decided we needed to add certain features that make these new presses even better than their former models. Our new presses, like the Victory Press, will give the casual or serious reloader years and years of operational satisfaction, with built in safety confidence and a wide range of potential calibers to produce.”

Lyman Brass Smith Victory Press Specifications:

  • Heavy duty cast iron “O” frame
  • Designed for use with any standard 7/8” x 14 thread dies
  • Accepts standard shell holders
  • 1” diameter ram
  • Comes with straight line primer feed with large and small primer tubes
  • Added safety with heavy steel shield surrounding primer tubes on primer feed
  • Ambidextrous operation
  • Durable powder coat finish
  • Weight 18.1 pounds
  • Proudly made in the USA at Lyman Products
  • MSRP: $199.95


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About Lyman® Products:

Lyman Products, founded by avid outdoorsman, William Lyman, has been innovating firearms and reloading accessories and gear for 140 years. Today, using advanced technologies, Lyman is in the forefront of meeting the needs of shooters and reloaders across the world. Whether pioneering the use of digital technology in reloading tools or reintroducing “antique” calibers and bullet molds, Lyman continues to improve and innovate the tools and accessories used by serious shooters and reloaders.

Lyman products and brands, are available nationally through firearms and sporting goods dealers and mail order companies. Pachmayr, TacStar, Trius Traps, A-Zoom Precision Snap Caps, Butch’s Gun Care and Targdots are also Lyman brands.

Federal Premium to Launch 25 New Products at SHOT Show
ANOKA, Minnesota – – Federal Premium will launch more than two dozen new products within several lines during the 2018 SHOT Show (Booth No. 14551), January 23-26 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“We have a huge year for new product introductions in 2018,” said Brian Anderson, Senior Marketing Manager for Federal Premium. “In addition to altogether new product lines, we’ll be expanding many existing product families, such as Edge TLR, Black Cloud, Syntech, Fusion, American Eagle, Speed-Shok, reloading components and more. Our customers will love the new options available for them this year.”

Product Launch Highlights Include:

Hydra-Shok Deep 9mm Luger: The all-new 135-grain self-defense load features an improved center post and is designed to penetrate to optimal FBI standards.

Syntech Action Pistol: Three heavy-bullet competition loads that meet power factor requirements in 9mm Luger, 40 S&W and 45 Auto.

Edge TLR- Three product line additions: 155-grain 7mm Rem. Magnum, 140-grain 270 Win. and 140-grain 270 WSM.

Gold Medal Sierra MatchKing 224 Valkyrie: This 90-grain match bullet is loaded in the all-new 224 Valkyrie long-range cartridge and offers supersonic velocities past 1,300 yards.

Fusion MSR 224 Valkyrie: This 90-grain 224 cal. hunting bullet has been loaded in the all-new 224 Valkyrie long-range cartridge.

American Eagle Rifle: Three product line additions, including 224 Valkyrie 75-grain TMJ, 223 Rem. 75-grain FMJ and 6.5 Creedmoor 120-grain BTHP.

Power-Shok Copper 300 Blackout: This 120-grain hunting load features an accurate, all-copper, hollow-point bullet and Catalyst lead-free primer.

Gold Medal Grand Paper: Seven classic paper hull 12-gauge loads utilizing SoftCell wad technology, the PrimerLock head and dense lead shot.

Grand Slam: A line of 10 all-new copper-plated lead turkey loads with FLITECONTROL FLEX wad for use with all chokes.

Black Cloud with FLITECONTROL FLEX: Six new 12- and 20-gauge additions loaded with No. 1 or No. 3 shot, and a High Velocity 1 shot option.

Speed-Shok: These redesigned steel waterfowl shotshells feature faster, cleaner-burning powder. Sold in 48 load options.

Unprimed Brass: The industry’s best unprimed reloading brass for a full range of cartridges, including new 224 Valkyrie. Available in 17 options.

Edge TLR Component Bullets: Four new 30 cal., 270 cal. and 7mm/.284 Edge TLR hunting bullet options for reloaders.

All these new products, and more, for handgun, rimfre, centerfire, shotshell and reloading will be on display at Booth No. 14551 for customers to view and learn product details.

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


Kimber Announces Manufacturing Expansion in Alabama


YONKERS, N.Y. — Kimber Mfg., Inc., a leading American firearms manufacturer, today announced that it has finalized plans to expand manufacturing operations to Alabama. Kimber will begin operations in early 2019, with a new design engineering and manufacturing facility in the City of Troy.

Once a small manufacturing company based in Yonkers, NY, Kimber has grown at a rapid pace over the past 21 years with locations in the New York metro area and Montana. The new Troy facility will double Kimber’s manufacturing capacity.

“Due to an unprecedented year-over-year growth in demand, every time the company has embarked upon a planned expansion, the newly created capacity is exhausted before the expansion is complete,” said James Cox, Kimber’s chief financial officer. “As we continue to move into uncharted waters in regards to Kimber product demand, it was important to us to build a facility that will allow us to secure a significant new plateau of capacity.”

“We are pleased with the impressive track record that Alabama has with attracting and retaining world-class manufacturing companies,” said Leslie Edelman, Kimber’s president and chief executive officer. “Growing our company intelligently depends significantly on being in the right manufacturing environment, and in Troy, we have a community dedicated to our long-term success. Working with the Alabama Department of Commerce as well as Mayor Jason Reeves and his team has been a pleasurable and rewarding experience.”

“We will be building a large, automated, state-of-the-art design engineering and manufacturing facility in Troy to support Kimber’s growth plan and strategy,” said Greg Grogan, Kimber’s chief operating officer. “Troy offers us expansion with a passionate workforce, affordable utility costs, a pro-business environment, experienced local training support, and long-term incentives from the State of Alabama and the City of Troy alike. This expansion, in conjunction with our existing manufacturing facilities, talented and experienced employees, and best-in-class products provides for exciting times here at Kimber.”

“This is a dream come true for the City of Troy and for me personally; a firearms manufacturing company with such a stellar brand as Kimber, creating jobs and capital investment for the community,” said Jason Reeves, Mayor of the City of Troy. “Troy has a strong manufacturing base and Kimber will certainly, positively add to that.”


Kimber Mfg., Inc. is an American company that designs and manufactures premium firearms for individual, sporting, law enforcement and military markets. Complete information on Kimber firearms, accessories and Less-Lethal products is available at or by phone from Kimber in-house staff at 1-888-243-4522. A detailed product catalog is available upon request. Kimber can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

Federal Premium Launches All-New Syntech Action Pistol Ammunition, Partners with USPSA

ANOKA, Minnesota –  Federal Premium’s all-new Syntech Action Pistol ammunition helps competitive action sports shooters stay on top of their game. The clean-burning, hard-hitting and extremely accurate ammunition offers a variety of benefits that make it a perfect choice for fast-paced, high-volume competition shooting. Federal Premium will launch Syntech Action Pistol at the 2018 SHOT Show (Booth No. 14551) January 23-26 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Syntech Action Pistol utilizes all the same technology as the standard Syntech ammunition but is tailored specifically to the competitive pistol application,” said John Swenson, Federal Premium handgun ammunition design engineer. “During extended matches, the reduced fouling and cooler gun temperatures allow competitors to keep their focus on their performance and the match rather than equipment maintenance.”

The new bullets and loads are also designed to produce the least possible felt recoil while meeting power factor requirements and cycling reliably. “Reduced recoil in time-sensitive events means less muzzle rise and less time required for follow-up shots,” Swenson said. “That means more consistent hits and lower stage-completion times.”

“Syntech Action Pistol offers even better performance for competitive handgunners,” said Swenson. “It features the same TSJ but is loaded to competition power-factor requirements. Its heavy, flatter-nose bullets provide more reliable knock-downs on steel targets in competition and drastically reduce splash-back.”

Federal Premium offers Syntech Action Pistol in 9mm Luger, 40 S&W and 45 Auto. Designers configured the loads to meet the accuracy, reliability and power factor requirements of shooters who compete in the International Practice Shooting Confederation (IPSC) and United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA).

“Until the creation of Syntech Action Pistol, reloading was the preferred way to meet these needs,” said Swenson. “With our factory-loaded ammunition, shooters have a simple, convenient and better solution.”

Federal Premium recently signed on as sponsor of the USPSA, and Syntech Action Pistol is the official sponsored ammo of the organization, with their logo on the box.

“We’re proud to be the first major ammunition manufacturer to enter this exciting arena,” said Justin Johnson, Federal Premium product line manager. “USPSA shooters demand very specific things from their ammunition. It needs to be accurate, consistent, reliable, and meet power-factor requirements. Until our launch of Syntech Action Pistol, reloading was the preferred way to achieve all of the above. With our factory-loaded ammunition, shooters have a simple, convenient and better solution.”


SIG SAUER Introduces the P365

Newington, NH   – SIG SAUER, Inc. introduces the new High-Capacity Micro-Compact P365 – the ultimate concealed carry pistol.  This revolutionary striker-fired 9mm pistol offers the perfect balance of capacity and concealment with unrivaled shootability and ergonomics.  The P365’s patent-pending, narrow-neck, modified double-stack magazine holds 10 rounds in both the flush-fit and extended versions, plus one in the chamber, for a full capacity of 11 rounds – nearly a 50 percent capacity increase over pistols in its class.  An optional 12-round extended magazine equips this micro-compact pistol with full-size 13-round capacity, allowing you to carry more, everyday – 365 days a year.  The P365 is also smaller and lighter than most other pistols in its class, measuring 1-inch wide, 5.8-inches long, and 4.3-inches tall with a barrel length of 3.1-inches.  It weighs just 17.8 ounces with an empty magazine.

The unique grip design and higher grip to bore axis reduces perceived recoil and makes the P365 as comfortable to shoot as many mid-sized pistols. The grip is fully-textured polymer with a slim-line rail that will accommodate SIG light or laser accessories. The stainless-steel slide comes standard with front and rear serrations for easier slide manipulation, as well as SIGLITE® night sights for faster sight acquisition under all lighting conditions.

“As a company, we are relentless in our quest to be better – to constantly improve upon our existing products and to design and build superior products than those currently on the market,” said Ron Cohen, CEO and President of SIG SAUER.  “The P365 is a result of this push.  We built this pistol around our new, proprietary magazine for maximum concealability, capacity and shootability.  The P365 is a pistol for professionals and civilians alike who want a smaller, high-performance pistol that does it all.  This is the ultimate, everyday concealed carry pistol.”

Disassembly is safe and easy with a three-point takedown that does not require the trigger to be pulled.  A generous trigger guard undercut also allows for a higher hand position and better retention.  The narrowing magazine design allows the upper part of the grip to be perfectly contoured to fit the shooter’s thumb when fired.

In continued partnership with Blackpoint Tactical, one of the nation’s premier holster manufacturers, SIG SAUER is offering a series of concealment holsters specifically designed for the P365.  Immediately available for order are the Blackpoint APX and IWB holster variants.

As a complete systems provider, SIG SAUER will be launching several new products specifically designed to complement the P365.  Products will include ammunition optimized for everyday carry, a high-performance weapon light, a laser sight, a P365 compatible suppressor and a P365 air pistol.  Announcements and press releases will be forthcoming on each of these exciting and new P365 products.


P365                                                                        $599.00

12-Round Extended Magazine                                 $55.00

10-Round Flush Mag / 10-Round Base-Extension   $49.00

365 APX Holster                                                       $79.95

365 IWB Holster                                                       $79.95

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News and Information Jan. 3, 2018

The New Year is here and High Caliber Radio is starting it off with a bang!!!!  We will be broadcasting live from the Dallas Safari Club Expo.  We will talk to people in the hunting and shooting industry from professional hunters to the guys you see on the outdoor channel hunting shows and the people who manufacture the equipment we all use.  We will also talk to the folks who will come to your rescue in a life threatening situation anywhere in the world.  Our video online broadcast will be on our facebook page this week.

News and Information Dec. 29, 2017

This week on High Caliber Radio we will look back on firearms news from this past year and we will look forward to next week’s Dallas Safari Club Expo.  Corey Mason, Executive Director of the Dallas Safari Club will talk about what you can expect to see at the expo and the Dallas Safari Club’s continued fight for your hunting rights in this country and around the world.  Dave Fulson from Safari Classics will be on to talk safari rifles, Texas hunting, The Dallas Safari Club’s Front Line Foundation and how the current political situation in Zimbabwe could impact hunting.  We will also take a look at the 113 year old 9.3x74mmR round and Ruger’s No.1 that is now chambered for it.  We want to wish all of our listeners a Happy New Year!!!!!


See the Ways Californians Are Circumventing Gun Control Set to Roll Out in 2018

Rich Howell shows off a California-compliant rifle.  Proof that Californians will not be denied their 2A rights. (Photo: Reno Gazette Journal).

Necessity is the mother of invention, right?  No one knows that better than Californians.

Over the years the state has passed law after law infringing on their right to keep and bear arms.  But with every turn of the screw, Californians have fought back, finding new workarounds that allow them to maintain some semblance of their 2A rights while vexing anti-gunners in the process.

With 2018 around the corner.  Here are some examples of what Californians are doing to stick it to their overlords in Sacramento.

Law: No more Online Ammo Sales (2018), Background Checks for All Ammo Sales (2019)

 Workaround: Buy ammo out of state.  Simple as that.  For Californians who live along border states like Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon it’ll be relatively easy.  For everyone else, it might be a long car ride.  Still, go for a road trip.  Buy in bulk.  And be done with it. Don’t give them the satisfaction or the tax revenue from purchasing from California vendors. Sorry California ammo sellers, you’ll have to take one for the team on this.

Law: Bullet Button Ban (2018)

Workaround: The Bullet Button was a workaround against the state’s initial ban on black rifles with detachable magazines, telescoping stocks, flash hiders, and pistol grips. It’s a simple device that secures a magazine to a rifle so that it cannot detach without the use of a tool (or tip of a bullet) to disengage it.

Lawmakers caught on to the Bullet Button and banned it.  As part of that legislation, they are requiring current owners with a bullet button on their rifle to register it with the state.  Heck no!  To escape this nonsense, just remove the Bullet Button and add a Patriot Pin.

A Patriot Pin circumvents the law because with the device installed a user cannot detach a magazine without opening the action.  The beauty of the Patriot Pin is that it’s a rapid way to open the action and, thus, release the mag.  Basically, with the push of a button.

SEE ALSO: Meet FN’s New California-Compliant Rifles

Law: Black Rifle Ban 

Workaround: Suppose you don’t want to go the route of the Patriot Pin or the Bullet Button. There is a way to have a rifle with a detachable magazine.  The tradeoff is you can’t have any features.  No collapsing stock, no flash hider, no pistol grip.

The solution is a featureless rifle.  An AR with a funky-looking non-pistol grip, a fixed stock and no flash hider.  They’re ugly.  Hideous compared to standard ARs.  But they’ll get the job done.  What’s more, it is yet another way to flip off the powers that be.

Law: Ban on Carrying Long Guns in Unincorporated Areas (2018)

Workaround: While the state legislature passed this law, the decision on whether it applies to various areas is actually up to the local counties.  Convince the board members in your county not to enact the new rule and it won’t take effect.  Easier said than done if you live outside of counties like Los Angeles or San Diego.  Nevertheless, give it a go.


Rich Howell (see video below) made an astute observation in an interview with the Reno Gazette-Journal.

“They can pass all the laws they want, and I can guarantee you we are going to find a way around them,” said Howell, the general manager of Olde West Gun & Loan in Redding, CA.

Ain’t that the truth.


Practical and Versatile

  • Interchangeable magazine wells for use of common Ruger® and Glock® magazines. Ships with SR-Series Pistol and Security-9® magazine well installed and an additional magazine well accepting Glock® magazines is included. Ruger American Pistol® magazine well is available at
  • Easy takedown enables quick separation of the barrel/forend assembly from the action for ease of transportation and storage. Takedown is as simple as locking the bolt back and verifying that the rifle is unloaded, pushing a recessed lever, twisting the subassemblies and pulling them apart.
  • Dead blow action features a custom tungsten dead blow weight that shortens bolt travel and reduces felt recoil and muzzle rise. Bolt is machined from heat treated, chrome-moly steel to ensure strength, structural integrity and durability.
  • Reversible magazine release and reversible charging handle to support ambidextrous use or one-handed control manipulation while maintaining a proper firing grip.
  • Cold hammer-forged, chrome-moly steel barrel with ultra-precise rifling provides exceptional accuracy, longevity and easy cleaning. The heavy contour barrel provides consistent accuracy, while barrel fluting sheds unnecessary weight and allows for quick handling.
  • 1/2″-28 threaded barrel with included thread protector allows for use of standard muzzle accessories.
  • Accurate sighting system with adjustable ghost ring rear aperture sight and non-glare, protected blade front sight.
  • Soft rubber buttpad with spacers allows the rifle to be properly sized for different shooters or varying levels of outerwear or defensive gear (three, 1/2” spacers included).
  • Durable, glass-filled nylon synthetic stock features sling swivel studs for rapid sling attachment and forward mounted accessory rail to allow for a variety of under-barrel accessories such as lights or lasers. The grip features a proprietary texture for enhanced control.
  • Light, crisp trigger pull with minimal overtravel and positive reset utilizing proven 10/22® trigger components.
  • CNC-milled from an aerospace-grade 7075-T6 aluminum billet, the receiver includes an integrated Picatinny rail and is Type III hard-coat anodized for maximum durability.
  • Also includes: one, SR-Series pistol magazine and hex wrenches for rear sight adjustment, buttpad spacer adjustment and charging handle removal.

Built to excel in a variety of roles, from plinking or competitions to home or personal defense.

Model No. Caliber Capacity Stock Sights Barrel Feature Barrel Length Overall Length Length of Pull Suggested Retail
19100 9mm Luger 17 Black Synthetic Protected Blade /
Adjustable Ghost Ring
Threaded, Fluted 16.12″ 34.37″ 12.62″14.12″ $649.00 Spec SheetBuy Now
19101 9mm Luger 10 Black Synthetic Protected Blade /
Adjustable Ghost Ring
Fluted 16.12″ 34.37″ 12.62″14.12″ $649.00 Spec SheetBuy Now

Practical and Versatile

  • Interchangeable magazine wells for use of common Ruger® and Glock® magazines. Ships with SR-Series Pistol and Security-9® magazine well installed and an additional magazine well accepting Glock® magazines is included. Ruger American Pistol® magazine well is available at
  • Easy takedown enables quick separation of the barrel/forend assembly from the action for ease of transportation and storage. Takedown is as simple as locking the bolt back and verifying that the rifle is unloaded, pushing a recessed lever, twisting the subassemblies and pulling them apart.
  • Dead blow action features a custom tungsten dead blow weight that shortens bolt travel and reduces felt recoil and muzzle rise. Bolt is machined from heat treated, chrome-moly steel to ensure strength, structural integrity and durability.
  • Reversible magazine release and reversible charging handle to support ambidextrous use or one-handed control manipulation while maintaining a proper firing grip.
  • Cold hammer-forged, chrome-moly steel barrel with ultra-precise rifling provides exceptional accuracy, longevity and easy cleaning. The heavy contour barrel provides consistent accuracy, while barrel fluting sheds unnecessary weight and allows for quick handling.
  • 1/2″-28 threaded barrel with included thread protector allows for use of standard muzzle accessories.
  • Accurate sighting system with adjustable ghost ring rear aperture sight and non-glare, protected blade front sight.
  • Soft rubber buttpad with spacers allows the rifle to be properly sized for different shooters or varying levels of outerwear or defensive gear (three, 1/2” spacers included).
  • Durable, glass-filled nylon synthetic stock features sling swivel studs for rapid sling attachment and forward mounted accessory rail to allow for a variety of under-barrel accessories such as lights or lasers. The grip features a proprietary texture for enhanced control.
  • Light, crisp trigger pull with minimal overtravel and positive reset utilizing proven 10/22® trigger components.
  • CNC-milled from an aerospace-grade 7075-T6 aluminum billet, the receiver includes an integrated Picatinny rail and is Type III hard-coat anodized for maximum durability.
  • Also includes: one, SR-Series pistol magazine and hex wrenches for rear sight adjustment, buttpad spacer adjustment and charging handle removal.

Built to excel in a variety of roles, from plinking or competitions to home or personal defense.

Model No. Caliber Capacity Stock Sights Barrel Feature Barrel Length Overall Length Length of Pull Suggested Retail
19100 9mm Luger 17 Black Synthetic Protected Blade /
Adjustable Ghost Ring
Threaded, Fluted 16.12″ 34.37″ 12.62″14.12″ $649.00 Spec SheetBuy Now
19101 9mm Luger 10 Black Synthetic Protected Blade /
Adjustable Ghost Ring
Fluted 16.12″ 34.37″ 12.62″14.12″ $649.00 Spec SheetBuy Now

The Security-9 is a low-cost service pistol suitable for all types of everyday-carry. (Photo: Ruger)

Through the ’70s and ’80s the Ruger Security Six was one of the shooting world’s go-to handguns for personal protection, duty and home defense. Now Ruger’s bringing back the Security brand and while it’s completely different, in a way, it’s exactly the same.

The new Ruger Security-9 is a polymer-framed double-stack pistol chambered for 9mm Luger. It’s a mid-size handgun with a 4-inch barrel and compact grip with a standard capacity of 15+1.

This is the definitive all-purpose handgun today. Following the baseline set by the Glock 19, the Security-9 is the right caliber and the right size to get just about everything done.

And it doesn’t hurt that Ruger’s newest 9mm is priced to move. Even if — on paper — the Security-9 doesn’t do anything new, with its $379 MSRP, it undercuts all its competition.

That means, at full price, the Security-9 will cost less than other mainstream service pistols. With real-world pricing being even lower, buyers can expect to find Service-9 pistols starting around $300.

The how behind the low pricing is a bit surprising. At the heart of the Service-9 is the LCP, Ruger’s wildly successful concealed-carry pistol.

It has simple controls and an even easier manual of arms. (Photo: Ruger)

Unlike the majority of service pistols in this format, the Security-9 is actually hammer-fired. Ruger’s spent years developing their hammer-fired operating system to make it even lower-cost than common striker-fired mechanisms.

The hammer-based firing system is fully-cocked to give the Security-9 a true single-action trigger. Single-action triggers are making a serious comeback in the service pistol market because they handle and shoot better. Single-action triggers also have short and crisp reset points. And with current trigger safeties, they offer the same security as a double-action trigger.

Because it’s hammer-fired users also don’t need to pull the trigger for disassembly. This addresses a real safety concern, particularly for law enforcement and agency use. It also makes the slide easier to rack and everyone likes that.

Another plus for both departmental and private shooters alike is that the Security-9 uses a dead-simple interchangeable sight system. The front sight indexes with a roll pin while the rear sight is adjustable and held in place by a screw.

The Security-9 has a standard white dot front sight with a white outline rear. They also offer red and yellow sights separately for just $9 with more sight options to follow.

See Also: Ruger Drops Floor on Concealed-Carry Costs with New EC9s

Other benefits from using the LCP fire control system include a one-piece sub-frame that provides full-length rails for the slide. This improves reliability and can promote accuracy. It’s machined from lightweight aluminum and it uses an internal hammer catch and spring-tensioned sear for drop safety.

The Security-9 has two external safeties, a passive trigger safety and a manual thumb safety. Hopefully Ruger has plans for a model without a manual thumb safety like with the LCP Pro.

From there on the gun is pretty vanilla. It weighs 23 ounces unloaded and measures in at 5 inches tall and just over 7 inches long. It has a textured glass-filled nylon grip frame with a blued slide and barrel and comes with two steel-bodied magazines. Additional magazines are priced about where you’d expect with a $39 MSRP.

It looks like the new Security-9 is a solid do-everything pistol and is in a good place to inherit the Security brand. With a little time, aftermarket and accessory support, the Security-9 could be at the top of the list for go-to handguns for anyone, especially people on a budget.

***Shop for your new Ruger on GunsAmerica***


ATF Issues Notice to Redefine Bump Stocks as Machine Guns – NSSF Wants Your Input!


The SSAR-15 MOD from Slide Fire Solutions, the inventor of the bump stocks. (Photo:Slide Fire)

Responding to political and public outcry following the Las Vegas concert shooting, the ATF may redefine bump stocks as machine guns. The agency is asking for public feedback before making any changes to their regulations.

After the shooting earlier this year even pro-gun groups like the NRA wanted the ATF to establish bump stock guidelines. Currently there are no regulations on bump-fire devices.

Bump-firing is a shooting technique that has been around for decades. Bump firing uses the recoil from shooting to rock a gun back and forth which allows the user to pull the trigger quickly. Bump-fire devices make it easier to do this without much practice.

The reason these devices aren’t regulated is that they comply with all current definitions of semi-automatic fire. Guns outfitted with bump-fire devices still only fire once for each pull of the trigger.

“The NFA defines ‘machine gun’ as any weapon which ‘Shoots, is designed to shoot or can be readily restored to shoot automatically more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger,’” explains the agency.

“The term [machine gun] also includes ‘the frame or receiver of any such weapon, any part designed and intended solely and exclusively, or combination of parts designed and intended, for use in converting a weapon into a machine gun, and any combination of parts from which a machine gun can be assembled if such parts are in the possession or under the control of a person.’

The ATF would like to know not only if they should control these devices like machine guns, but also how they could.

“The Department of Justice anticipates issuing a Notice of Proposed Rule-making (NPRM) that would interpret the statutory definition of ‘machine gun’ … to clarify whether certain devices, commonly known as ‘bump fire’ stocks, fall within that definition,” said the ATF in the Federal Register (.pdf). “Before doing so, the Department and ATF need to gather information and comments from the public and industry regarding the nature and scope of the market for these devices.”

“The NPRM is intended as an initial step in a regulatory process to gather information regarding the scope and nature of the market for these devices,” said the NSSF in a statement. “While this step is not proposing a change to current regulations, ATF notes, ‘If, in a subsequent rule-making, the definition of machine gun … is interpreted to include certain bump stock devices, ATF would then have a basis to re-examine its prior classification and rulings.”

The NSSF is asking for all of its members to give feedback on the proposal. They will compile all the comments they receive from members to use in their industry comment letter. For contact info visit the NSSF website.

While the ATF may choose to arbitrarily classify bump-fire devices as machine guns, coming up with a clear definition of what a bump-fire device is will be much more difficult. Proposed legislation to regulate bump-fire devices could be used to ban nearly completely unrelated gun parts.

There are millions of bump-fire devices in use today. They vary from high-quality factory-made bump stocks to simple rubber band rigs.

It would be impossible to regulate all the devices already on the market. And of course, with practice a shooter can learn to bump-fire without any devices at all.

Merry Christmas!!!!!!

This week we will talk to Chuck Taylor, Firearms Trainer, Author and Combat Veteran.  We will also be playing some Christmas music that you won’t hear anywhere else.  We want to wish all of our listeners a Merry Christmas and ask that everyone remembers the men and women out there on the sharp end whose sacrifices make it possible for us to enjoy our holidays safe here at home.


News and Information Dec. 16, 2017

This week on High Caliber Radio we will get into the Christmas Spirit by giving away prizes to our listeners and talking about gift ideas for hunters and shooters.  We will also talk about the CZ V22 .22/AR conversion upper and how it works.


Federal Premium Introduces All-New 224 Valkyrie Cartridge

Federal Premium is pleased to introduce an all-new cartridge that takes the popular MSR 15 platform to unheard of heights in long-range precision and ballistic performance. The 224 Valkyrie produces flat trajectories, match-grade accuracy and supersonic velocities beyond 1,300 yards downrange.

“The 224 Valkyrie is based on a 30 Rem./6.8 SPC case necked down to .224 caliber,” explains Mike Holm, Federal Premium Centerfire Ammunition Global Product Lane Director. “It beats the ballistics of all other MSR 15 cartridges, including the 22 Nosler, 223 Rem. and 6.5 Grendel. Plus, it offers comparable performance to larger rounds like the 6.5 Creedmoor, with roughly half the felt recoil—and at a more economical price.”

Learn more and see the cartridge perform in the 224 Valkyrie intro video.

Shooters can review the technical specifications for the new round once it is approved by the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) which is expected in January at the 2018 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. At that time, information such as chamber specifications and cartridge pressure standards, proof pressure range and barrel length/twist recommendations will be communicated. Cartridge and chamber drawings will also be available soon after SAAMI approves the cartridge for standardization.

Testing conducted by Federal Premium engineers using 24-inch test barrels with a 1:7 twist revealed the 224 Valkyrie offers up to 128 inches less drop and 69 inches less wind drift (with a 10 mph crosswind) at 1,000 yards than other MSR 15 rounds. The new cartridge also offers significant advantages in velocity and energy.

The 224 Valkyrie will initially be available in four loads: 90-grain Gold Medal Sierra MatchKing, 60-grain Nosler Ballistic Tip Varmint, 90-grain Fusion MSR and 75-grain American Eagle TMJ. These proven Federal Premium bullet offerings provide options for long-range competitors, target shooters and hunters pursuing game from varmints up to deer-sized animals.

Federal Premium engineers designed the 224 Valkyrie for gas-driven MSR 15 actions, but it’s also extremely effective from bolt guns. “The easiest way for shooters to capitalize on the new cartridge is purchase a firearm from one of the many gun makers jumping on the 224 Valkyrie bandwagon,” says Holm. “You can also buy a new upper and use it with your existing lower. A gunsmith or other person trained in building MSRs can also make the necessary modifications.”

Part No. / Description / MSRP
GM224VLKM1 / 224 Valkyrie 90-grain Gold Medal Sierra MatchKing / $31.95
P224VLKBT1 / 224 Valkyrie 60-grain Nosler Ballistic Tip / $26.95
F224VLKMSR1 / 224 Valkyrie 100-grain Fusion MSR / $28.95
AE224VLK1 / 224 Valkyrie 75-grain American Eagle TMJ / $12.95

Reloading data will be available in spring of 2018, when SAAMI releases its load-building specifications. However, reloading die sets will be available from RCBS, and other ammo-building components will also be offered by several popular brands.

Springfield Armory’s 1911 TRP Now Available in 10mm

GENESEO, IL, December 15, 2017 – Springfield Armory’s most elite production 1911, now available in the potent 10mm cartridge. Two new 10mm TRPTM Operator® models – one with a 5-inch barrel, and a long-slide with a 6-inch barrel – deliver tactically proven engineering, greater terminal velocity and now more stopping power.

The TRPTM (Tactical Response Pistol) line is based on the custom Professional ModelTM that met the stringent specifications to win the FBI’s coveted HRT 1911 pistol contract. Until now, Springfield’s TRP Operator 1911s were available in .45 ACP only. Since its introduction, the TRP has become the standard for serious fighting handguns – a tradition the feature-rich 10mm models continue.

“We have offered 10mm 1911s from our Springfield CustomTM Shop for many years but this is the first production 10mm 1911 offering in the Springfield Armory lineup,” says CEO Dennis Reese. “The TRP 10mm is soft shooting, built for accuracy and takes advantage of the full potential of the hottest 10mm rounds, just as the cartridge was originally intended.”

Forged steel frames and slides are precision fitted to Match Grade stainless steel barrels with fully supported ramps. Frames and slides are coated in Black-T®, a self- lubricating, highly corrosion resistant finish that is engineered to shield the firearm from the heaviest use and toughest conditions. Integrated three-slot accessory rails allow rock-solid attachment of lights and lasers. Sights are 3-dot tritium night sights, featuring a tactical-rack rear in the 5″ version, and a fully adjustable rear in the 6″ model.

The Octo-GripTM front strap and mainspring housing coupled with G10 VZ Grips® assure a confident hold. Once the ambidextrous safety lever is flipped, the Springfield Armory Gen 2 Speed Trigger, tuned to a crisp 4.5- to 5-pound pull, delivers custom- grade feel and performance. The 10mm recoil is tamed by properly balancing the recoil impulse with a heavier slide/barrel combination in conjunction with an optimized recoil spring making it an unbelievably soft-shooting pistol. Each 10mm TRP Operator is shipped with two 8-round magazines.

The new 10mm TRP Operator models weigh in at 40 oz. (5-inch barrel) and 45 oz. (6- inch barrel), making these full-sized 1911 pistols soft-shooting and well-balanced options in a serious fighting handgun.

“The TRP is built with one goal in mind – to be the toughest, most reliable and accurate fighting gun available,” according to Springfield’s Reese. “There is no place for compromise. Our TRP Operator models are simply the best production 1911s on the market.”

MSRP: $1790 (5″ barrel) or $1842 (6″ barrel). Now available in two models:

PC9510L18 5″ 10mm TRP Operator MSRP: $1790 PC9610L18 6″ 10mm TRP Operator MSRP: $1842

For more information about the 5″ and 6″ 10mm TRP Operators, please visit

Savage Introduces All-New 224 Valkyrie MSR

WESTFIELD, MA — Savage is pleased to introduce a modern sporting rifle built to squeeze the maximum performance from the hottest new round in long-range shooting. The new Savage MSR 15 Valkyrie is chambered for Federal Premium Ammunition’s 224 Valkyrie. Together, rifle and cartridge take the popular MSR 15 platform to unheard of heights in long-range precision and ballistic performance. Savage will showcase the new 224 Valkyrie MSR at the 2018 SHOT Show January 23-26 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 224 Valkyrie produces flat trajectories, supersonic velocities up to 1,300 yards downrange and match-grade accuracy. Plus, it produces only half the recoil of larger cartridges needed to achieve comparable trajectories.

The competition-ready MSR 15 Valkyrie gets the most from the new cartridge’s unprecedented capabilities with an upgraded 18-inch barrel with 5R rifling and a crisp two-stage trigger. Its Elite Series Cerakote finish forms a tough, protective layer on the upper and lower, and its adjustable mid-length gas system can be customized to specific ammunition for the most reliable cycling.

Features & Benefits
• MSR 15 Recon platform built around the new 224 Valkyrie, which offers the best performance of any MSR 15 cartridge
• Elite Series Cerakote upper and lower
• Two-stage trigger
• Hogue pistol grip
• UBR Gen 2 buttstock
• Forward assist
• Muzzle brake with 1/2×28, Class 3 barrel thread
• Adjustable gas block
• 18-inch barrel with 5R rifling
• Mid-length gas system

Part No. / Description / MSRP
22939 / MSR 15 Valkyrie, 224 Valkyrie / $1,499

Learn more about Savage, visit

Potterfields Donate Over $1,000,000 to Support Youth Shooting Sports
COLUMBIA, MO – Larry and Brenda Potterfield, owners of MidwayUSA, recently donated $1,047,090 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.

This year, 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.

In 2007, Larry and Brenda established the MidwayUSA Foundation, a public charity, designed to help sustain the shooting sports industry by helping communities and organizations raise funds to support their high school, college and other youth shooting teams. The MidwayUSA Foundation currently manages over $130 million in assets, has paid over $17.8 million in grants, and provides financial support to over 2,600 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 40 years, MidwayUSA has maintained an unyielding focus on Customer Satisfaction and continues to offer JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING® for Shooting, Hunting and the Outdoors.

For more information on MidwayUSA, visit their website (, find them on Facebook (, or follow them on Twitter (

Ammo Incorporated Releases Streak Visual Ammunition
SCOTTSDALE, AZ — AMMO, Inc. (POWW), a technology leader and premier American ammunitions manufacturer, today announced its newest product offering, STREAK Visual Ammunition. AMMO, Inc. holds the exclusive worldwide rights for the incredible patented technology used to make the STREAK products. STREAK is one of the most technologically advanced ammunition to hit the market in decades.

“We are beyond excited to bring STREAK Visual Ammunition to the market. Our acquisition of the exclusive rights for the STREAK technology is a game changer for both our company as well as the shooting industry. Once you shoot with STREAK and you can actually see your projectile travel throughout its path, you will be bored by shooting normal ammunition”, said AMMO, Inc.’s CEO, Fred Wagenhals.

Unlike conventional tracers, STREAK rounds are NOT incendiary, they don’t use burning metals to generate light. Replacing fire-hazard burning metals is non-flammable phosphor material that utilizes the light emitted during the discharging of the round to make STREAK glow. STREAK does NOT generate heat, making STREAK rounds safe to use in environments where traditional tracers are prohibited and can be a serious fire hazard.

The results are game changing in many aspects for the consumer, law enforcement and military.

The glowing material used is applied only to the aft end of the projectile, making it only visible to the shooter and those within a 30-degree viewing window. Military and law enforcement appreciate that unlike conventional tracers STREAK’s glow is not visible to the target.

STREAK ammunition is currently available in 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP. The STREAK line will expand to include hollow points, a wider range of calibers and will be available in both red and yellow/green colors.

NSSF Praises Passage of Legislation Ending ‘Operation Choke Point’
NSSF Praises Passage of U.S. Rep. Luetkemeyer’s Legislation Ending ‘Operation Choke Point’
NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, today praised U.S. Rep. Blaine Leuktemeyer’s (R-Mo.) legislation that puts an end to an Obama administration effort to deny financial services to businesses solely because they were labeled “high risk,” including firearms-related businesses. The bill, H.R. 2706, the Financial Institution Customer Protection Act, was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 395 to 2.

“We are deeply appreciative of Congressman Luetkemeyer’s perseverance and commitment to end ‘Operation Choke Point’ once and for all,” said Lawrence G. Keane, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation. “Congressman Luetkemeyer recognized the essential unfairness and abuse of power inherent in the overreach of the federal financial services regulators involved. We respect the right of financial institutions to make business decisions based on objective criteria. It is unacceptable, however, to discriminate against businesses simply because they are engaged in the lawful commerce of firearms, an activity protected by the Second Amendment.”

Operation Choke Point involved the Department of Justice, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and other executive branch financial service regulatory agencies in an initiative to restrict the provision of financial services deemed at “high risk” of conducting illegal activity, that that were in reality simply out of favor with a highly political Obama administration. The operation targeted negatively affected many businesses, including those in the firearms, ammunition and related industries.

“Over the past several years, I have led the effort to combat Operation Choke Point, the Department of Justice and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation-led initiative that sought to cut off legal businesses from the financial services they need to survive,” Luetkemeyer said in a statement. “It is simple: the federal government should not be able to intimidate financial institutions into dropping entire sectors of the economy as customers, based not on risk or evidence of wrongdoing, but purely on personal and political motivations. I thank Chairman Hensarling for ensuring this legislation was brought to the House floor and my colleagues for putting an end to this dangerous precedent.”

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

We Hunt For Life Campaign Goes Big in Downtown Dallas

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We Hunt For Life Campaign Goes Big in Downtown Dallas

At a whopping 108×212 feet, a huge new outdoor board has gone up at Pacific and Griffin, in advance of the DSC Convention and Sporting Expo next month on Jan. 4-7. To some the message might seem counterintuitive. Across the face of a massive lion run the words: IN THE FIGHT TO SAVE HIS SPECIES, HIS BEST ALLIES ARE HUNTERS. The hashtag is #WeHuntForLife.

DSC and DSC Foundation created the We Hunt for Life campaign with the intent to change the conversation, promoting scientific truth rather than fear and misinformation. This bold message is another piece of the campaign to educate the public about the benefits of big game hunting and its links to wildlife conservation.

The core message of the We Hunt for Life campaign is to ensure that people understand that sustainable use hunting is a scientifically proven benefit to wildlife and habitat conservation. As human pressures increase over time, it becomes more essential to balance habitat and wildlife populations – one of the best tools in the hands of government agencies and conservation groups is in fact hunting.

So, this message is true for lions as well as elephants, leopards and many other species: hunters are these species’ best allies.

The DSC Foundation website contains links to articles, videos, and presentations from a wide variety of people. There is ample scientific data and research, which is supported by highly regarded members of the international conservation community − some of whom do not personally hunt. These people include conservationists, non-hunting journalists, documentary directors who are anti-hunters, a TED presenter, and a Zimbabwean who grew up in the African bush and is now a medical doctor in the U.S. All of these people acknowledge the critically important role of well-regulated hunting and provide valuable information about how sustainable use hunting benefits wildlife conservation.

The board is located at 1201 Pacific Avenue in Downtown Dallas. #wehuntforlife
SB Tactical Stabilizing Brace Kits for Remington/Mossberg “Firearms”

Saint Petersburg, Fla. – SB Tactical™, inventors and manufacturers of the Pistol Stabilizing Brace™, is pleased to announce new stabilizing brace kits for Remington Tac-14 and Mossberg 590 Shockwave firearms. Now shipping, the SBM4™ and SBL™ kits greatly enhance the usability of these popular new platforms by providing a third point of contact and do not change the classification of the host firearm.

Derived from the SBM4 series of braces, the TAC14-SBM4 and 590-SBM4 kits feature the SBM4 brace with a 7075-aluminum receiver extension, ERGO® Flat Top SUREGRIP, ERGO Mossberg 590 or Remington Tac-14 adapter, and a castle nut. Both kits weigh 21 ounces and measure 10.25 inches in length.
For a lightweight more minimalist approach, the TAC14-SBL and 590-SBL kits feature the new SBL, the lowest-profile, full cavity brace. In addition to the SBL brace, the kits also include a 7075-aluminum receiver extension, ERGO Flat Top SUREGRIP, ERGO Mossberg 590 or Remington Tac-14 adapter, and a castle nut. The TAC14-SBL and 590-SBL weigh 18.5 ounces and measure 11.75 inches in length.

The stabilizing brace kits come ready-to-assemble, are BATFE compliant, U.S. Veteran-designed, and proudly made in the U.S.A.

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