I was saddened in July 2009 when Ruger announced that they had discontinued the Ruger Frontier rifle, a rifle that was close in concept to Col. Coopers scout rifle. It ‘warmed the cockles of my heart’ to read that Ruger is now offering a true scount rifle in [Read More…]
While tactical guns, and guns that look like tactical guns, are the sexist segment of the firearm market right now, the 10s of 1000s of new shooters each year don’t start out with a top-self, pimped-out and very expensive AR-15 rifles. They start out with the [Read More…]
Also new from Browning in 2011 is the Maxus Rifled Deer. As the name suggests, this is a Maxus semi-automatic shotgun configured to shoot slugs. It features a 3″ chamber, fully rifled barrel, Mossy Oak camo, Dura-Coat finish and Cantilever scope mount. The MSRP is [Read More…]
Next year Browning is bringing back the A-Bolt bolt-action rifle chambered in 12 gauge. They are (or will be) advertising that the A-Bolt Shotgun Hunter is capable of 1.5″ groups at 100 yards with sabot slugs. The Shotgun Hunter features the much-liked A-Bolt [Read More…]
We don’t know much about it, other than it is called the SIG50, will have a 29″ barrel, 5 round box magazine and will cost $8,999. It will be unveiled at SHOT Show next month. UPDATE: Photo of the SIG50. [Hat Tip: John @ Sig Sauer Guns ]
S&W will be launching a version of the M&P pistol chambered in .22 LR. It is single action, has a 4.1″ barrel, comes with either a 10 round or 12 round magazine and has an adjustable rear sight. The MSRP is $419 for both the version with a 10 round and 12 [Read More…]
This has got to be the most confusing gun launch launch since I started blogging. A couple of readers emailed me about the launch of the XDm 3.8 Compact but I thought this was the XDm 3.8 launched last year. Why was I confused? Because Springfield’s marketing [Read More…]
Browning has announced the specifications of their new mini-1911 pistol. It is a replica of a standard 1911 but is scaled down to 85% of the original size. The frame and slide are made from an aluminum alloy with a blued-like finish. The gun utilizes a straight blowback [Read More…]
EAA Corp is once again importing Baikal rifles and shotguns into the US market. They expect the first shipment in December. One of the more interesting guns that they are importing is the Baikal MP-161K, which I blogged about a few months ago. The are import the MP161K [Read More…]
Gun Holsters & Gear reports thats the ISSC MK22 Rifle is coming stateside next year. I had the opportunity to shoot a prototype of this gun at SHOT Show. It is a fun little gun and it is nice to see a tactical .22 not patterned after the AR-15.
Next year Weatherby will be selling a tactical home defense shotgun called the SA-459 TR (Threat Response). The SA-459 TR features a 18.5″ barrel with ported choke, tactical bolt handle, fiber optic front sight and ghost ring rear sight. It is available in both [Read More…]
Sig Sauer Guns have confirmation that the SIG556 (the civilian SIG550) will be made available chambered in 7.62x39mm and will be able to use standard AK-47 magazines. We just received a phone call from our contact at Sig and Sig Sauer is producing a SIG 556 chambered in [Read More…]
Chiappa has removed the stock and shortened the barrel of their AR-15 patterned .22 LR rifle to create the M-Four Tactical Handgun. It has a 6″ barrel, weighs 4.1 lbs and a magazine capacity of 28 rounds. It will go on sale next year for $469.
Sig Sauer has unveiled their newest pistol: the Sig P290. It is significant (excuse the pun) because it is a whole new platform. The first P290 that will be available is chambered in 9mm Luger/Parabellum but I fully expect to see it chambered in other cartridges late [Read More…]
Also new for 2011 from Hornady is a line of Superformance match ammunition. It will be available in .223 Rem, 5.56mm NATO and two loads in .308 Win. It is interesting to see a specific 5.56mm load. I presume they have optimized that for semi-automatic rifles. It is [Read More…]
Starting January 2011 Hodgdon will be selling Hornady Superformance and LEVERevolution Powders. Downrange.TV reports … Hodgdon’s new Hornady Superformance and LEVERevolution reloading powders are the same propellants used in Hornady’s innovative and award [Read More…]
I always like to see old gun designs put back into production. The original Model 180 AutoMag pistol is going back into production after being discontinued about twenty years ago (please correct me if I am wrong). An Alaskan firm called Auto Mag Company, not in anyway [Read More…]
This year STI introduced a nifty aluminum grip for their 2011 pistols. It is a drop in replacement for regular polymer 2011 grip. There is no decoration so that shooters can add their own designs or checkering. The MSRP is $410. More info here.