Posts by Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.

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Weatherby Shotgun Recall

Weatherby Inc. announced a recall of certain SA-08 28 gauge shotguns due to reports of accidental discharges. According to the company, some customers have reported the gun will fire when the bolt closes and chambers a live shot shell. Obviously, this is a problem. [Read More…]

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POF Puritan 7.62×39

Patriot Ordnance Factory announced the addition of the 7.62×39 caliber to the company’s Puritan line of AR rifles. The new guns will use AR, not AK, style magazines. According to POF, the guns will shoot 1 MOA and will have all of the other premium features [Read More…]

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Bergara BA13 Take Down Rifle

Spanish gun maker Bergara introduced a new take-down rifle at the IWA Outdoor Classics show in Germany. The new single shot rifle can be broken down for easy of carry by a backpacker, hunter or anyone wanting a centerfire survival rifle. The guns come with either a [Read More…]

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New RWS Loads

RWS, a hunting and sporting ammunition brand of RUAG Ammotech AG, introduced a number of new rifle cartridges for 2015. From the company’s HIT line, RWS introduced four new calibers: .270 Win 8×57 IS (aka 8mm Mauser) 8×85 IRS 8×68 S The HIT line of [Read More…]

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16-Shot Mosin-Nagant Pistol

Ever want a 16-shot Mosin-Nagant pistol? Well, now you can. The only down side – for some people – is that this is an air gun, not a firearm. SMG Inc. sells the Gletcher M1891 air pistol that is styled after a chopped down Mosin-Nagant rifle. The Gletcher [Read More…]

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Iron Armi Competition Shotgun

Italian manufacturer Iron Armi displayed the Iron Competition 12/76 shotgun at the recent IWA Outdoor Classics show in Germany. This 12-gauge, semi-automatic shotgun was purpose built for competition sports, and was built in partnership with Toni System. The most [Read More…]

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Escort AutoDefend Shotgun

Hatsan Arms Company announced several new shotguns at the recent IWA Outdoor Classics show in Germany. One of them is the new Escort AutoDefend shotgun. The AutoDefend is a semi-automatic scattergun with a 14″ barrel. It is able to run both 2 3/4″ and [Read More…]

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Emtan MZ-15

Emtan Karmiel Manufacturing Company showed their new line of MZ-15 rifles at the IWA Outdoor Classics exposition in Nuremberg. The rifles appear to be similar with the wide range of commercially available AR-15 rifles in the US market. Emtan offers various barrel [Read More…]

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Sarsilmaz 109 SMG at IWA

Sarsilmaz Silah Sanayi A.S. showed its SAR 109 submachine gun at the IWA Outdoor Classics show in Germany. The SMG is chambered in 9mm, and the company claims it “outclasses [the] MP5.” The SAR 109 uses a blowback action and takes Colt 9mm magazines. [Read More…]

Astra Defense

Astra Defense StG4 MKIII at IWA

Astra Defense has the StG4 MKIII at the IWA Outdoor Classics show in Nuremberg, Germany. The new AR-styled rifle is an evolution of the existing StG4 line previously discussed here. Astra Defense, aka Astra Arms, is a Swiss company that has traditionally sold weapons to [Read More…]

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Caracal at IDEX

Caracal had their firearms on display at the 2015 International Defence Exhibition & Conference held in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The weapons included the CAR816, CC10 and CS308. The CAR816 is an M-4/AR-15 style assault rifle: The CS308 is a precision rifle chambered in .308 [Read More…]

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Lyman TS-1200

Lyman Products is now selling a new ultrasonic case cleaner called the Turbo Sonic 1200 (or TS-1200 for short.) The unit is considered a mid-size cleaner with a 6.5″x5.4″x2.6″ tank. According to Lyman, the tank will hold about 350 9mm cases. Lyman [Read More…]

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Lyman 1878 Sharps Rifle

Lyman Products is selling a reproduction of the 1877 model Sharps rifle mated with the Lyman tang sight to create a gun they call the 1878 Sharps rifle. This specific tang sight was introduced in 1878, hence the gun’s name. The guns are made to Lyman [Read More…]