Category: News

S&W Wins ATF contract

It appears that S&W’s pistol in the BATFE sidebar competition beat out the Glock and Sig entries. The contract is worth up to $40 million. I am not sure which S&W model, almost certainly an M&P, was the winner. UPDATE: Glock also won! Glock also gets [Read More…]

Crimson Trace for the military market

Tactical Life reports that Crimson Trace has launched a separate division, CTC Defense, that is dedicated to the military market. Today, Crimson Trace will announce the creation of CTC Defense, a separate division of the Crimson Trace Corporation that will be dedicated [Read More…]

SOCOM abandons FN SCAR Mk-16

The big news this week is that SOCOM are abandoning the FN SCAR MK-16 (5.56mm NATO version) after buying less than 1000 rifles. Military.com’s Kit Up blog reports … Details provided exclusively to Military.com reveal that SOCOM, the Tampa-based command that [Read More…]

More people shoot than play golf

The Journal Sentinel has posted an article about the growth of shooting sports … According to a study conducted by Responsive Management, 34.4 million Americans went target shooting in 2009. For comparison, 28.6 million Americans golfed (a minimum of one round) in [Read More…]

The Real Firearm in India

Last year I wrote about the poor state of the Indian firearm industry. A government monopoly on manufacture, restrictions on imports and reluctance to issue firearm licenses has resulted in a declining industry. What I did not know is that while the state factories are [Read More…]

Freedom Group IPO

The Freedom Group has started the process of going public. The SEC filing has their address is listed as 870 Remington Drive P.O. Box 1776 Somebody has a good sense of humor 🙂 [Hat Tip: SayUncle]