Posts by Aaron

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Shield CQS Relex Sight

So you want to join the British 22nd S.A.S. Regiment. Then you had better become very familiar with the Shield CQS (Close Quarter Sight). This is one of the primary sights used by the S.A.S., and after examining the features of the CQS I can understand their affection. [Read More…]

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Stag Arms 9T 9mm AR-15

The new item for 2015 at the Stag Arms booth was their Model 9T 9mm carbine. Stag Arms has created a solid reputation for quality AR-15 rifles, that meet almost every Modern Sporting Rifle (MSR) shooter’s needs. Stag Arms has been famous for offering left-handed [Read More…]

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Century Arms Canik TP9 SA

While at the Industry Day at the Range I happened upon Century Arms, and I’m very glad I did. Century Arms is a major importer of firearms, and was showcasing their recently branded Canik TP9 SA 9mm handgun. The TP9 SA is a striker-fired single action only [Read More…]

The new Bushnell CQTS red dot optic. The new Walther PPQ M2

Walther PPQ M2

Walther Arms introduced the PPQ M2 pistol at SHOT Show this year.  This pistol is  striker-fired with a polymer frame that Walther has directed at keeping pace with similar competitor offerings.  The PPQ M2 has similarities to the recent Walther P99 and PPX, but [Read More…]

The new Springfield XDs 4.0. Magpul sign at SHOT The Rock River Arms 1911 Poly returns.

Rock River Arms 1911 Poly

Rock River Arms is a company more well known for their AR-platform rifles, but at SHOT Show this year the company was showing off their polymer-framed 1911 pistol again.  First displayed 2 years ago as a concept pistol, and possibly to determine market interest, it [Read More…]

The new Browning AB3. The new Gemtech G-Core series GMT-300 suppressor for .300 BLK. The new Troy AK-47 hand guard. The "mini" Glock 42

The “mini” Glock 42

The first Glock compact, slim frame, single stack pistol has arrived.  What many have wanted, but most considered would never arrive, has finally materialized in the form of the Glock 42 in .380 caliber.  The long awaited “mini” Glock is finally a reality. Meet [Read More…]

The new CZ 550 Sonoran The Smith and Wesson Performance center 686 PLUS
The Sphinx SDP Standard 9mm

Sphinx SDP Series 9mm Pistols

I happened to pass the Sphinx booth at SHOT.  I may not have even stopped, but apparently Sphinx is owned by the same company that owns KRISS, and who doesn’t love a KRISS, right?!  So as I’m walking through I realized that there are several really good looking [Read More…]

The CMMG Mk3 CBR

CMMG Mk3 CBR

CMMG has been producing quality AR platforms for 11 years now.  Their latest production is the Mk3 CBR (Carbine Battle Rifle).  This is a semi-auto .308 caliber rifle on an AR-10 style platform.  CMMG has partnered with several industry leaders to put together [Read More…]

The Ruger LC380

Ruger LC380

Ruger has introduced the LC380 based on the LC9 frame.  The new pistol changes to a .380 barrel, extractor, extractor spring, magazine, and slide, but otherwise is very similar in size and features to the LC9.  There are a few other differences that I will outline [Read More…]

The new Kahr CW380

Kahr CW380

At the 2013 Media Day I had the chance to put my hands on the new Kahr CW380, (Model #CW3833).  The CW380 is a nice compact handgun developed to fill the void in the CW series of pistols for the .380 caliber cartridge.  Previously Kahr had made the CW9 and CW40 in [Read More…]

Springfield XDs 9mm with 7 round magazine

Springfield XDs 9mm

Springfield Armory has followed up their success with the XDs in .45 caliber, by introducing the XDs 9mm.  This is a compact, single stack, 9mm handgun based upon the same frame as the original XDs.  The XDs 9mm provides a great alternative to shooters who are not [Read More…]

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Troy Industries Alpha Rail

Troy Industries has introduced their “Alpha” battlerail at the 2011 SHOT SHOW. Built for the AR-15 weapons platform the Alpha rail is Troy’s version of a modular free floating rail system. This new version was based on the very popular TRX Extreme design that Troy [Read More…]

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ArmaLite SPR Model 1 AR-15

While shooting all of the free ammunition at the Media Day event in Las Vegas this year, I came across the ArmaLite SPR Model 1 AR-15 and ArmaLite engineer Nathan Brinkmeyer. Nathan showed me the ins and outs of their AR-15 platform. Detachable Rails – One of the [Read More…]