Ignite Early-Year Sales With These New-For-2016 Product!
With the introduction of hundreds of new products in a variety of categories, manufacturers have launched the New Business Year. Dealers, take a look at the must-have products in this Showcase and consider contacting your distributors, sales reps or the manufacturers directly to drive your early-2016 sales. If you’re attending the SHOT Show or other industry trade shows, we encourage you to stop by the company’s booth to see these products firsthand or visit their website.
Along with the 2016 SHOT Show preview (pg. 42), the Universe’s Greatest Buyer’s Guide (pg. 76) and the first half of this two-part Showcase, Shooting Industry is committed to help boost your 2016 sales. Next month, we’ll present the second half of this Showcase, along with additional New Business Year-focused articles.
Weatherby introduces the New Mark V, which features the first significant refinements of this rifle from its introduction in 1958. The New Mark V stocks have been physically enhanced with a slimmer forearm and sharper lines and contours. The grip diameter has been reduced, a slight right-hand palm swell has been added and overall weight decreased. It features the new Weatherby LXX Trigger, which can be adjusted down to 2.5 lbs.
Weatherby also introduces the 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum cartridge. There will be three different options in loaded ammunition. Using Barnes and Swift bullets, the loads range form 3,531 fps to 3,395 fps at the muzzle. The 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum will be chambered in the New Mark V family of rifles and in the Accumark, Accumark RC and Ultra Lightweight models.
The Woodland Whisper II Plus, a bluetooth-style ear bud, is a discreet hearing enhancement and amplification device. Users can hear sounds up to 100 feet away. The Woodland Whisper II Plus not only aids hearing, it provides noise suppression from loud sounds as well. The device has an easy-to-use volume control and its battery is easy to access. The Woodland Whisper II Plus comes with two batteries, multiple ear tips, two ear hangers and a felt carry case.
LEUPOLD & STEVENS INC.
Leupold introduces the VX-3i, which optimizes performance by improved light management. It’s designed to deliver more than just light transmission and the Twilight Max light management system balances light across the visible spectrum, leading to brighter and crisper images. A dual spring precision adjustment system provides match-grade accuracy adjustments, while maintaining its in-the-field ruggedness and durability. The VX-3i is available in a variety of magnification ranges.
The updated Vendetta 2 bow-mounted laser rangefinder boasts a faster software package, an improved mounting system and the ability to use it on a crossbow. With Leupold’s latest generation of range-finding software, hunters can range a target from full draw and the built-in True Ballistic Range (TBR) calculator automatically compensates for the shot angle. It can be mounted in any position on the bow, making it a good choice for right- or left-handed hunters on any model of bow.
LEGACY SPORTS INTERNATIONAL LLC
Legacy Sports’ Howa Mini Action Rifle is now chambered in .222 Remington. Considered to be a varmint cartridge, the .222 Remington is accurate and flat-shooting with a low-ballistic coefficient. It also has low recoil. The cartridge, paired with the Howa barreled actions, is ideal for target shooting or varmint hunting. The Howa Mini Action Rifle’s chamber and bolt are approximately 12 percent shorter than regular short actions. This produces a shorter bolt throw for faster reloads and less weight for the overall gun. Without a scope, the rifle weighs just 5.7 lbs. The Howa Mini Action Rifle has a 20-inch drawn barrel, a three-position safety and an HACT two-stage trigger. It is also equipped with 10-round, synthetic, detachable magazines and uses a lightweight composition stock in OD Green, Black or camo-dipped Kryptek Highlander.
The Holdfast Reticle is on the Nikko Stirling Diamond riflescopes available from Legacy Sports. The reticle was developed to assist hunters make quick and accurate long-range shots. A wide variety of ammunition can be accurately used with this reticle including .270 150-grain, 7mm-08 140-grain, .308 150-grain, .30-06 165-grain and .338 210-grain.
KAHR FIREARMS GROUP
Kahr Firearms presents four firearms for 2016: the CW3833TU, CT3833TU, DE44TU and DE50TU.
The CW3833TU and the CT3833TU are part of the Value Series Product line and are chambered in .380 ACP. Both have a trigger-cocking DAO, lock breech and Browning-type recoil lug. They also have a drift-adjustable white bar-dot combat rear sight and a pinned in polymer front sight. Their black polymer frame stainless slide has a Cerekote Tungsten finish (dark graphite gray). The CW380TU features a 2.5-inch conventional rifled barrel with an overall length of 4.96 inches. It weighs 10.2 oz. without the magazine. The CT3833TU features a 3-inch conventional rifled barrel with an overall length of 5.52 inches. Without the magazine, it weighs 11.4 oz.
The DE44TU and DE50TU belong to the Mark XIX variant of the Desert Eagle. Both are gas-operated semi-autos with 6-inch barrels weighing 72 oz. They have a length of 10.75 inches and a width of 1.25 inches. They come in Cerekote Tungsten finish (dark graphite gray) with black appointments.
Hexmag is introducing a new color to its magazine lineup: dark gray. The Hexmag Dark Gray magazine will be available in 30-, 15- and 10-round capacities (shown with optional Hexmag grip tape). Made of reinforced polymer and bearing the signature hexagonal pattern, Hexmag magazines feature a highly visible anti-tilt follower and a heat-treated 17-7 PH stainless steel spring.
Also from Hexmag, the Advanced Tactical Grip in FDE is a pistol grip for MSRs. It features X-Tech Tactical’s patented adjustable receiver mount allowing for three angles of precision adjustment at 17, 25 and 33 degrees. It’s compatible with Hexmag’s Grip Tape in Black or FDE.
SABRE Red announces the Pepper Gel Dorm/Apartment Kit and the RAINN Key Case Pepper Spray with Quick Release Key Ring. The Pepper Gel Dorm/Apartment Kit is ideal for college students. The kit’s Door Stop Alarm emits a 120-dB signal to alert residents and others in case of an uninvited entry. At the same time, it prevents the door from opening with its non-skid pad. The kit’s Pepper Gel with Flip Top meanwhile offers police-grade protection on the go with 25 bursts at up to 12 feet away. The durable key case with finger grip helps the user to aim the pepper spray in the right direction.
The RAINN Key Case Pepper Spray with Quick Release Key Ring offers police-strength protection with 25 bursts at up to 10 feet away. The key case has a finger grip for an accurate aim plus a quick-release key ring for immediate access when keys are in the ignition or door lock. Ten percent of all proceeds go to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).
Galco Gunleather introduces a version of the WalkAbout IWB holster for revolvers. Carrying an HKS-style speedloader or a moon clip addition to the revolver, the WalkAbout provides a grab-and-go solution to the challenge of packing a reload. With an open top, the WalkAbout allows a fast draw, while the reinforced mouth allows a smooth and easy return to the holster. It can be worn in either strong-side carry or appendix carry configurations. Constructed of premium Center Cut Steerhide, the WalkAbout fits belts up to 1.75 inches wide.
5.11 TACTICAL SERIES
The Apex Pant from 5.11 Tactical was designed in colloboration with end-users. It is made of Flex-Tac mechanical stretch canvas with a Teflon finish for use outdoors in a variety of terrains. The Apex Pant features the ability to carry six MSR-style magazines covertly, a CCW-ready comfort waistband with seven belt loops, an internal flex cuff pocket and hidden handcuff key pockets.
The Stag 7-S and the Stag 7L-S are hunting rifles equipped with a 3x-9x powered scope. Manufactured by Stag Arms, the rifles are part of the company’s Stag 7 series specifically designed for hunting medium to large game. They have a 6.8 SPC SAAMI SPEC 2 chamber, a 20.77-inch heavy barrel with a 1/10-inch twist, and a target crown able to shoot 6.8 SPC ammunition. The Stag 7L-S is for left-handed shooters. The scope attached to the rifles is Nikon’s Active Target Special installed with Nikon’s one-piece scope mount.
The .260 Remington 123-grain Sierra MatchKing is an accurate, medium-caliber load from Gorilla Ammunition. A flat-shooting and highly efficient cartridge, the .260 Remington has a flatter trajectory than the .308 Winchester making it ideal for long-range use. It has a muzzle velocity of 2,850 fps and muzzle energy of 1,135 ft/lb.
Luth-AR introduces the MBA-3 Carbine and MBA-4 Carbine stocks. The MBA-3 adds up to 1 inch of height on the cheek rest and an additional 1 1/16 inches length of pull. It’s made of glass-filled nylon and weighs 18 oz. In addition, the MBA-3 has a flat bottom index setscrew to eliminate the rattle of a carbine collapsible buttstock and features three-axis movement for horizontal, vertical and lateral adjustments.
The MBA-4 is a stripped down buttstock that allows the shooter to easily add on the accessories they need, such as the cheek plate or butt plate assembly. Both the MBA-3 and MBA-4 are available in black, with FDE and pink coming soon.
Working from blueprints provided by Dan Wesson Firearms, ActionSportGames introduces the Dan Wesson Model 715 Airgun Revolver. The .177 steel BB version replicates the look and function of the Dan Wesson 15. It comes in a stainless steel-style silver finish and can be loaded with six individual shells for realism. The barrel is pre-tapped to allow easy installation of the DW 715 rail mount, which is sold separately.
DW 715 Rail Mounts make it easy to customize the revolver with optics or lasers. CNC-machined from aluminum, the mounts are easy to install using the included screws. They fit all airgun and airsoft DW 715 models.
BÖKER USA INC.
Böker USA presents three knives by Lucas Burnley, Steve Kelly and Jens Ansø to the U.S. market.
The Böker Plus Kwaiken Tactical(top photo) by Lucas Burnley is a new version of Burnley’s Böker Plus Kwaiken. It features black coating on the blade, liners and hardware. It also has specially fabricated G-10 handle scales. The 3.5-inch VG-10 steel blade locks securely with the liner lock mechanism and the pocket clip allows easy carry. The knife has an overall length of 8.375 inches and weighs 4.2 oz.
The Böker Plus Scoundrel (middle photo) by Steve Kelly has a solid titanium grip that locks the 3.25-inch VG-10 blade securely. A Hinderer lock stop prevents the lock from over stretching. The knife has milled grooves and checkering on the scales and a harpoon-style blade shape. It has an overall length of 7.5 inches and weighs 4.7 oz.
The Böker Haddock Stag (bottom photo) by Jens Ansø is a titanium framelock with a modern pocketknife design. It has a contoured stag front scale mounted to a titanium liner. The titanium back scale and 3.375-inch N690 steel blade feature a fine satin finish. The knife also has a reversible pocket clip for easy carry. It has an overall length of 7.75 inches and weighs 3.9 oz.
Cabot Guns introduces acoustical engineering to the S103 Commander 1911. Inspired by the “feeling” created by certain sounds, Cabot Guns introduces an auditory signature — now, racking the slide will sound like the high-speed shutter of a DSLR camera. Committed to the strict control of variables, Cabot Guns expects to soon offer additional acoustical engineering options to other models in its 1911 line.
All Leather Bench Bag
The Benchmaster All Leather Bench Bag is made of 100 percent bison leather. The leather’s distinctive grain makes each bag unique. Double stitched to keep it from leaking, the bag has an easy-to-use spout which allows it to be easily filled or emptied. The bottom is made of water-resistant and anti-skid material to ensure stability.
The Benchmaster Weapon Rack is designed to hold 12 pistols safely and securely yet still allow rapid access. Lightweight and highly resilient with great shock absorption capabilities, the rack will accommodate pistols of any caliber with or without magazines. It is resistant to chemicals, rot, mold and mildew.
The Gun Conditioning Oil from Molecular Advantage (MOA) is an ideal protectant for guns. It is inert so it won’t react negatively when applied to any metal, plastic, synthetic, rubber or wood components. The MOA conditioning oil is designed to infiltrate deeply into the pores of the gun metal, push out debris and form an impenetrable lubricant layer to protect the surface.
The .32 Auto is a light and compact semi-rimmed pistol cartridge used in small pocket pistols and a few revolvers. Manufacturers currently chambering guns in .32 Auto include Kel-Tec, North American Arms, Century Arms, Taurus, Beretta and Bersa. The .32 Auto is becoming popular today as a target cartridge because it’s chambered in bullseye pistols such as the Pardini.
MeoPro 6.5-20×50 HTR
MeoPro 8×56 HD
Meopta has added the 6.5-20×50 and 6.5-20×50 HTR to the MeoPro riflescope line. Designed for long-range and precision shooting, these scopes feature a powerful magnification range and side turret parallax adjustment. The MeoPro 6.5-20×50 is ideal for hunting predator, varmint or big game at long distances, and its HTR variant for long-range hunting, tactical applications and target shooting. Both models come in four different reticle options to meet a variety of shooters’ needs: Z-Plex, BDC, McWhorter HV and Windmax 8.
Meopta extends its MeoPro HD binocular series with the MeoPro 8×56 HD. It features MeoBright multi-coated lenses for use in extreme low-light conditions and to deliver clarity and edge-to-edge sharpness. The lightweight magnesium chassis is built to withstand the rugged conditions of the field and, the sculpted, shockproof, rubber-armored exterior is comfortable to hold for extended periods of glassing.
The R15 is a bolt-action rifle in grade-1 walnut wood stock or in fiberglass-reinforced, black synthetic stock. Manufactured by Merkel Arms, the R15 features a cold-forged and precision-machined receiver and a full-bodied bolt. Its 60-degree bolt throw easily glides in the receiver for fast follow-up shots. Both versions are available in standard and magnum calibers: .243 Win., 6.5x55mm, .270 Win., .308 Win., .30-06 Sprg., 9.3x62mm, .300 Win. Mag. and 7 Rem. Mag. The walnut R15 weighs 7 lbs., 4.4 oz. while the synthetic weighs 6 lbs., 9.8 oz.
TURNBULL RESTORATION & MANUFACTURING CO.
The 1911 Commander Heritage Pistol from Turnbull follows the lines and look of the classic 1911 pistol. It features a blued slide, Nitre-blued parts and a frame with Turnbull color case hardened finish. The 1911 Commander Heritage Pistol weighs 34.5 oz. unloaded, 42 oz. fully loaded. It has seven rounds in the magazine plus one in the chamber. It has a 4.25-inch barrel with an overall length of 8 inches. It joins the company’s family of 1911 pistols including the BBQ line and the Turnbull Commander Custom.
SKB Corporation’s iSeries 3-Gun Competition Case (3i-5014-3G) is injection molded, watertight and can safely store up to three guns. This makes it ideal for 3-Gun shooters as they can travel with only one case instead of three. Made of polypropylene copolymer resin, the 3i-5014-3G is waterproof, dustproof and resistant to corrosion and impact damage. Its interior features a 2-lb. density closed cell foam with a multi-layer divider with 17 accessory cavities for shells, eye and ear protection, tools, charging handles, pistol mags and a belt. The 3i-5014-3G holds shotguns up to 48 inches long and scoped rifles up to 39 inches long with an adjustable cutout foam to accommodate shorter lengths.
Hogue’s lightweight EX-F02 Fixed Blade is specifically designed for the outdoorsman. In black and hunter orange, it’s offered in clip-point and tanto style blades made of heat-treated A2 tool steel. The EX-F02 comes with a fitted, ambidextrous, polymer sheath that is MOLLE compatible. Its handle is made of a polymer/Overmolded rubber hybrid with a finger detent and a recess on the tail end. Other features of the EX-F02 include a large stick tang, a broad top edge and a serrated thumb ramp.
SCH503B Sure-Lock Folding Knife
Schrade Knives debuts the SCH503B Sure-Lock Folding Knife, which features a Black AUS-8 high carbon, 3.64-inch stainless steel drop-point blade. It has ambidextrous thumb knobs and thumb ramp jimping, grey aluminum handle with black rubber inserts, a lanyard hole and pocket clip.
The SCHA12B M.A.G.I.C. Dual Action Manual & Assisted Opening Liner-Lock Folding Knife has a titanium-coated AUS-8 high carbon, 3.42-inch stainless steel drop-point blade with an overall length of 8.12 inches. It also features a reversible pocket clip, lanyard hole and titanium-coated aluminum handle with manual/assist switch and thumb jimping.
An improved version of SureFire’s X300 Ultra WeaponLight for handguns and long guns is now available. The X300U-B produces an additional 100 lumens from its solid-state LED, generating a maximum output of 600 lumens, an increase of 20 percent over that produced by previous X300 models. It also features the T-slot mounting system found on laser-equipped X400 WeaponLights, so the X300U-B attaches to a wider range of firearms. The beam produced by the X300 Ultra has a wide reach for long-range use yet produces enough surround light to accommodate peripheral vision. Constructed of hard-anodized aerospace aluminum, including the T-slot mount itself, the WeaponLight’s O-ring and gasket are sealed to keep out moisture, dust and debris. Universal and Picatinny crossbar wedges are included for installation to rail-equipped handguns and pistols.
The HookUpz Smartphone Telephoto Lens Adapter (IC-918) connects with smartphones up to 3.2 inches in width to the included 6X telephoto monocular. Users can easily take pictures or video through the monocular and text/email friends. A tripod is included to ensure clear photos and videos.
Winchester Ammunition debuts USA Forged steel-cased pistol ammunition, built for price-sensitive shooters. It’s 100 percent American-made and is safe for use in all firearms — using the same bullets, primers and powder as all other Winchester products. It’s safe for use at all ranges, with no steel in the bullet.
The Super Clean pistol line is lead-free, featuring zinc core FMJ bullets with lead-free primers. Initial offerings are in 9mm with a 90-grain ZFMJ and .40 S&W with a 120-grain ZFMJ.
In rimfire, the Power-Core line has a lead-free .17 WSM cartridge, delivering 2,875 fps velocity. It has a 20-grain solid copper hollowpoint bullet. The M-22 Subsonic line is available in .22 LR and features a 45-grain blackened lead round nose and low muzzle flash. It’s suppressor-friendly and functions in semi-auto rifles.
Winchester has expanded it’s Varmint X line, now offering a 3-inch 12-gauge load with 1.5 oz. plated BBs. This new load features Shot-Lok technology for ultra-tight patterns and deep penetration at 1,300 fps. Winchester has also expanded its Deer Season XP line with three new calibers: .30-30 Win., 7mm-08 Rem. and 300 Blackout.
Celebrating its 150th anniversary, Winchester is offering commemorative items with unique foil-embossed cartons, with .270 Winchester available in the first quarter and 12-gauge, 3-inch #2 Waterfowl in the second quarter 2016.
VIRIDIAN GREEN LASER SIGHTS
Viridian introduces the Weapon-Mounted Long Range Illuminator Series. The V300 Model boasts a 370-yard range and features a motorized Power Zoom focus lens; the V200 Model has a 300-yard range and provides the user with a seven-position manual focus lens and the V100 Model will reach out to 200 yards and has a fixed-focus lens. The three styles are available in four LED colors (Green, Red, White or IR Infrared) for 12 models total.
SOG SPECIALTY KNIVES & TOOLS
SOG Specialty Knives & Tools is launching its 30th anniversary with commemorative fixed-blade and folding offerings: the Tech Bowie (top knife) and Trident (bottom knife). The Tech Bowie features a 6.4-inch blade with a Kraton rubber handle. It’s made with AUS-8 steel. The Trident will be SOG’s folding version of its commemorative knife. It features SOG’s patented SOG Assisted Technology for a quick and smooth opening, a 3.75-inch AUS-8 steel blade and a seatbelt cutter built into the handle. Both knives feature tiger stripe camouflage, a homage to the pattern used by the MACV-SOG group.
The Predator Quest Cottontail Deluxe and the Jack Rabbit Deluxe calls — designed by predator-hunter Les Johnson — are ideal for calling in coyotes, foxes, bobcats, wolves and mountain lions. The calls imitate the high-pitched whimpers and screams of a cottontail rabbit and the gravelly, course screams of a jackrabbit, respectively.
Honor Defense introduces a family of striker-fired, concealed-carry pistols which can handle +P loads: the Sub-Compact 9mm, the Sub-Compact 9mm with manual safety and Sub-Compact 9mm with FIST frame. The pistols have a wide-face trigger with a 7-lb. pull and a short reset for a quicker second shot and better control. They have an ambidextrous slide and magazine catch and can also be fitted with an ambidextrous manual safety lever. Honor Defense pistols feature a modular system with a stainless steel chassis, a custom texture design to provide better grip and replaceable back straps to allow customization.
ADVANCED BALLISTIC CONCEPTS
The 12-ga. to 40mm SKYNET and SKYNET+ drone defense ammunition are part of a one-of-a-kind drone defense product lineup from Advanced Ballistic Concepts. Both will be available to military, law enforcement as well as civilians for use as ballistic countermeasures against threats delivered by civilian drones. The SKYNET and SKYNET+ ammunition have up to a 5-ft diameter net.
The 3×30 AR-X PRO from Barska is a prism scope system for L.E. and military applications. It features a newly designed Cross-Dot Reticle, which can be switched between red, green or blue. The brightness of the reticle can also be adjusted to better match the current lighting environment. The 3×30 AR-X PRO is housed in thick protective rubber armor, which prevents any damage from shock or impact. External adjustable windage/elevation turrets make it easy for the user to make quick corrections to scope settings.
The WX Valor (bottom photo) from Wiley X features a Realtree Xtra camouflage frame. This frame is paired with Wiley X’s versatile Smoke Grey lenses, providing shooters and hunters with clear vision over a wide field of view and for wear under a range of sky and light conditions. Its lightweight half-frame design fits comfortably on small to large head sizes.
The WX Rebel Active Series (top photo) model will be available with a Realtree Xtra camaouflage frame, paired with Wiley X’s polarized Smoke Green lenses. As a member of Wiley X’s popular Active Series line, the WX Rebel is designed for active outdoorsmen and women. The lightweight, comfortable frame is ideal for medium to large head sizes and features soft rubber nose and temple grips to ensure a snug fit during strenuous activities and hot, sweaty conditions.
Performance Center M&P Ported
SMITH & WESSON
Smith & Wesson introduces a machine-engraved SW1911. Chambered in .45 ACP, it showcases decorative machine engraving on the left and right side of the stainless steel slide and frame. The intricate line work extends across the pistol’s 5-inch barrel. It features a glass bead finish and rosewood-colored grips. The SW1911 weighs 39.8 oz. unloaded, with an overall length of 8.7 inches.
The Performance Center M&P SHIELD is now available with factory ported barrel and slide for its 9mm and .40 S&W models. Engineered on a high-strength polymer frame measuring 0.95 inches, the Performance Center M&P SHIELD is standard with a 3.1-inch factory-ported barrel and has been updated with fiber optic sights and an enhanced trigger.
Two versions of the M&P pistol will now be sold with an additional threaded barrel. The 9mm variants, which include the Performance Center M&P Ported and the Performance Center M&P C.O.R.E., allow owners to attach a suppressor without the need for tools. The additional threaded barrel that comes with both pistols adds $175 of retail value and a thread pattern of 0.5-inch-28-2A.
The CCI Copper-22 has a California-legal bullet, which is constructed from a unique mix of copper particles and polymer compressed into a 21-grain hollowpoint bullet. Combined with CCI’s priming and propellant, Copper-22 loads achieve a muzzle velocity of 1,850 fps and provide accuracy.
The Versacarry Versacarrier is a patented device for carrying a spare magazine. It installs like a standard round, between the last cartridge and the magazine’s feed lips for secure, lightweight carry. When needed, the user can draw the magazine and the carrier will compress to pass through the magazine’s feed lips. It works for IWB or OWB carry.
The Protector Series is an OWB holster handcrafted in the U.S. from premium English Bridle leather. The holster comes semi-shaped to expedite break-in and conforms to the user’s waistline. Its design keeps the pistol’s rear sight from irritating the wearer’s side. This holster is available in right-hand configurations only.
Midland’s E+READYSeries is a complete line of radios to help the public prepare for just about any emergency. The series includes: the Emergency Crank Radio ER210, Emergency Crank Radio ER310, Midland Weather Alert Radio EH55VP and the Emergency Two-Way Radio EX37VP. All are portable and rechargeable communication options in case of an emergency.
Emergency Crank Radios ER210 and ER310 will give updates on incoming severe weather with their digital AM/FM and weather-band radio equipped with NOAA Weather Alert Radio capabilities. Efficient and compact, the radios have a built-in flashlight with SOS and strobe functions. These two models can also run using an ergonomic hand crank.
The Weather Alert Radio EH55VP features weather alert radio capabilities with the highest sound quality available. The EH55VP has S.A.M.E. technology, the ability to program and receive alerts and warnings specific to a particular location.
The E+READY Emergency Two-Way Radios (EX37VP) deliver crystal clear transmission, reception and sound quality. They have eVox hands-free operation and come with a mini-emergency case complete with flashlight and whistle.
Navy Arms Lightning
Navy Arms Parker-Hale Whitworth
NAVY ARMS CO.
The Navy Arms Lightning features a stock made from hand-selected, Grade 1 American Walnut, checkered at the wrist and forend. The receiver and furniture are bone-charcoal color case-hardened in the U.S. and accented with Nitre-blued screws and a high-polish blued full octagonal barrel. The Navy Arms Lightning has a unique coil-spring extraction system that ensures fast, high ejection of spent cartridges. Sights are semi-buckhorn rear and gold-bead dovetail front sight. It’s available in both 20- and 24-inch models and in .45 Colt and .357.
The Navy Arms Parker-Hale Whitworth features an American walnut stock, which has the round “Parker-Hale” stock cartouche and is checkered at the wrist and forend. Bone charcoal color-case hardened hammers, locks and barrel bands are all hand-finished in the U.S. It also has a precision hammer-forged .451 hexagonal-bored barrel to ensure consistent accuracy at long range.
DESANTIS HOLSTER COMPANY
The DeSantis Slim-Tuck (Style 137) is a minimal, ambidextrous IWB holster fashioned from Kydex. It uses the DeSantis’ tuckable 360 clip which allows the wearer unlimited mounting options. The Slim-Tuck is precision-molded from sturdy Kydex sheets with hardware that can be easily reversed from right to left. It is available for many concealable handguns.
The C.C.S. (Covert Carry Sling) is the newest member of the Badlands Black Tactical lineup of packs. At just under 1,000 cubic inches of total storage, the C.C.S. is equipped to hold everything from a laptop to shooting range supplies. The reversible sling strap design, coupled with the Badlands AirTrack Suspension, ensures a comfortable carry. Featuring Schoeller aramid fabric, the C.C.S. is extremely lightweight and durable. It is available in Gunmetal Gray and Serengeti Brown.
The MAGNA T5 is a magnesium 1911 from Ultimate Arms. A government model, the Magna T5 weighs 20–25 oz. and has a G-10 grip with a built-in mag well. It also comes in a match-grade model with no accessory rail.
ThermaCELL introduces the Max Life Repellant Mat, which provides 12 hours of protection from mosquitoes, black flies and no-see-ums. The Max Life Mat works with the entire collection of ThermaCELL products, including repellers, torches and lanterns. It’s heated with a butane cartridge, which vaporizes the repellent for effective, fast coverage. The Mat will create a 15-ft. by 15-ft. zone of protection.
CORBON introduces the MPR-Multi Purpose Rifle Ammunition for personal use at home or the shooting range and in the field. The bullets in the new MPR feature a guilding metal jacket with a specially formulated lead core and a green acetal resin tip. The tip along with its boat tail reduces drag and improves ballistic coefficient. This in turn creates more reliable feeding in magazine-fed firearms. The new CORBON MPR ammo also provides rapid explosive expansion without excessive penetration, making it ideal for self-defense and for humane kills on varmints and deer-sized game.
SNEAKY PETE HOLSTERS
Sneaky Pete Holsters has expanded its product choices by creating a new material: camouflage. The Camouflage Nylon Holster is made from the same high-quality ballistic nylon as other Sneaky Pete models. It’s available in a wide variety of size options.
The LG-350 and the LG-350G are Crimson Trace’s newest Lasergrips. They have a unique two-surface design created to fit S&W’s J-Frame Round-Butt revolvers. Both feature Crimson Trace’s new Shock-Stop System technology with softer rubber panels on the front and rear segments to increase the shooter’s in-the-hand comfort, enhance control and reduce felt recoil. The Lasergrips’ middle section is more rigid to enhance stability and the interior has specially designed recoil chambers that run up the inner spine of the grip. The LG-350 features a red laser while the LG-350G has a green laser diode. Both can be installed easily and quickly with just a screwdriver. No special holster is needed to activate the laser sights.
Savage Arms introduces the Model 42 Takedown (bottom photo), a shotgun/rifle combo firearm that breaks down with a simple push of a button. This combo gun fires rimfire rounds from the top barrel and .410 bore shotgun shells from the bottom. It’s available in .22 LR over .410 or .22 WMR over .410. The barrel is matte black to prevent glare and the synthetic stock is waterproof. It also comes with an Uncle Mike’s Go Bag, which has MOLLE loops, a robust carry strap and several pockets for ammo and gear.
In magnum rimfire, the A17 .17 HMR Target Models (top photo) are available in a Sporter Thumbhole and Sporter option. Each features gray wood-laminate stocks, heavy target barrels and a delayed-blowback action to ensure safe, reliable cycling.
Savage has also added new stainless barrel and hardwood stock options to the Axis II line, with the Axis II XP Stainless and Hardwood models. It features the AccuTrigger system and a boresighted Weaver Kaspa 3-9x40mm riflescope. Both models are available in .223 Rem., .22-250 Rem., .243 Win., 7mm-08 Rem., .308 Win., .25-06 Rem., .270 Win. and .30-06 Sprg.
The 16/116 Lightweight Hunter is for hunters in the deep country; it tips the scales at 5.65 or 5.8 lbs., depending on the caliber. It also features a rugged synthetic stock and 20-inch stainless steel barrel. The 16 Lightweight Hunter is available in .223 Rem., .243 Win., 7mm-08 Rem. and .308 Rem., while the 116 Lightweight Hunter is available in .270 Win.
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Maglula offers four more shades of the UpLULA 9mm-.45 universal pistol magazine loader. Made of polymer, the UpLULA is a military-quality loader that works with both single- and double-stack magazines. No adjustments, inserts or spacers are needed. Purple is the newest offering, along with DarkGreen, OrangeBrown and Lemon. With these bright colors, the UpLULA will stand out in range bags and are available at the same price point as the black UpLULA loader. Maglula Ltd. Israel manufactures the UpLULA.
FNH USA announces the FN Military Collector Series, a product line that features commercial variants of FN’s most iconic and historic military designs. The FN 15 Military Collector M4 is chambered in 5.56 NATO and has a 16-inch barrel with a 1:7-inch right-hand twist. It features a Knights Armament M4 Carbine Rail Adapter System (RAS) with rail adapter covers on the forearm. The collapsible, six-position buttstock provides an adjustable length of pull of 11 to 14.25 inches. The FN 15 Military Collector M4 weighs 6.64 lbs. and comes with an aluminum 30-round magazine.
Huntworth has added a men’s mid-weight pullover to hold heat for the early 2016 hunting season. The #9074 Men’s 1/2 Zip Performance Fleece Pullover is a 230-gram, four-way stretch performance fleece that provides flexibility and durability for active hunters. The interior uses ceramic print technology to keep cold out via the “HUNTWORTH” print pattern laminated inside of the pullover. It features a zippered left arm shoulder pocket, which will accommodate a large cell phone like the iPhone 6 Plus. It’s available in M, L, XL, XXL and XXXL.
N82 TACTICAL INC.
N82 Tactical has expanded its Mag Carrier line to include single-stack models for .22- up to .45 ACP-caliber handguns. The SS (Single Stack) Series carries magazines for a variety of handguns, including the GLOCK 42 and 43, Ruger LC9 and LCP, Springfield Armory XD-S in 9mm and .45 ACP, Taurus TCP and all 9mm and .45 ACP single-stack 1911s.
Designed by Pat Cascio, the OC3 fixed-blade knife has a blade length of 6.072 inches with a plain edge, finished with a black powder coat. The handle is polished resin infused fiber. With an overall length of 10.938 inches, the OC3 weighs 8.3 oz. The Clever Girl features a 4.6-inch blade, with an overall length of 10.125 inches. Designed by Austin McGlaun, the Clever Girl has a G-10 handle and weighs 6.3 oz. The Pangolin by Ryan Johnson of RMJ Tactical has an overall length of 6.75 inches and weighs 3.4 oz. The plain-edge blade measures 2.975 inches and has a black powder coat finish. All three models come with a glass-reinforced nylon sheath.
BATTLE RIFLE COMPANY
The BR4 Trident from Battle Rifle Company is designed for MARSEC (Maritime Security) operations and shipboard use. It’s available with an 11.5- or 16-inch barrel in a 1:7-inch twist, which also includes a 416S Stainless Steel Hi-Temp Cerakote finish that’s Cyrogenically-treated. The Hi-Temp Cerakote finish is also included on the upper and lower receivers, buffer tube, forearm quad rail and the front sight base. All components are coated with Nano Technology to ensure a watertight seal to prevent rust and corrosion due to wet environmental conditions.
Airforce Airguns introduces the Model 94 Shooting Kit, which comes with a 4×32 scope and BKL rings. The Model 94 is a single-shot, synthetic stock break barrel air rifle available in .177, .22 or .25 and weighs 7.5 lbs. Depending on pellet weight, it delivers a muzzle velocity of 1,100 fps. It features a fiber optic front sight, an adjustable rear sight and adjustable trigger.
THE BOHNING COMPANY
The Bohning Company has released a new vane specially designed for use with crossbows. The Bolt Vane measures 3.5 inches in length, 0.5 inches in height and weighs 11.5 grains. It’s made with a new, highly durable and rigid material meant to withstand the abuse when shot out of high-speed crossbows over long distances.
Sierra Bullets introduces the 7mm 183-grain HPBT (#1983) to its MatchKing line of ammunition. A sleek 27-caliber elongated ogive and a final meplat-reducing operation give the 7mm 183-grain HPBT an increased ballistic coefficient for optimal wind resistance and velocity retention. This bullet is available in boxes of 100 and 500.
ASHBURY PRECISION ORDNANCE MFG.
Ashbury Precision Ordnance (APO) Mfg. has added the Super Magnum .408 and .375 CheyTac calibers to its line of Asymmetric Warrior (ASW) precision tactical rifles. The ASW rifles are based on the SABER VX, Ashbury’s octagonal geometry precision-manufactured bolt-action receivers. APO’s custom shop offers two specialized variants of the ASW in the new Super Magnum chamberings: the “K” and “ULR” models. The K model is a 24-inch barreled version designed for shooting at high density-altitudes. The ULR version (Ultra Long Range .375CT only) has a heavier barrel with a more rigid contour and faster twist rate.
Boone Messenger Bag
Jackson Carry-On Travel Pack
SIGNATURE PRODUCTS GROUP
The new Heritage Pack Collection from Browning Bags and Travel Gear includes the Boone Messenger Bag, Taos Commuter Day Pack, Jackson Carry-On Travel Pack and the Sundance Travel Kit. Designed for the traveling outdoorsman, the bags in the collection all have waxed Baumshell fabric, aluminum hardware and genuine leather trim.
The 1,200-cu in. Boone Messenger Bag and the 1,600-cu in. Taos Commuter Day Pack weigh 1.7 lbs. and 2.25 lbs., respectively. Both have a padded laptop and tablet sleeve and a travel-ready organizer. The latter is designed to easily attach Goal Zero solar panels to keep important electronics charged.
The 2,400-cu in. Jackson Carry-On Travel Pack weighs 2.5 lbs. and is large enough to carry a change of clothes for a quick trip. It comes with the Goal Zero ready pack which has a stow-away shoulder strap so it can also be used as a checked bag when flying. To quickly get through security at the airport, the pack can be unzipped and folded completely open to reveal the TSA approved laptop ready sleeve. This feature keeps the laptop in the bag as it passes through security.
The 110-cu in. Sundance Travel Kit is the right size for carrying important valuables or toiletry items when traveling.
Ravenwood International introduced an AR/22 Stock Kit for both standard and takedown models of the Ruger 10/22. The AR/22 Stock Kit puts an MSR spin on the traditional styling of the Ruger 10/22 and includes an aluminum forend, recoil pistol grip and six-position adjustable buttstock.
REDDING RELOADING EQUIPMENT
Redding Reloading Equipment has created the Turret Stacker, a unique storage system for spare turret heads used on the T-7 turret reloading press. It allows reloaders to store multiple turret heads — two or three, depending on height — complete with dies adjusted and in place along with their corresponding bushings. The Turret Stacker features an anodized aluminum base in Redding Green, along with a blued steel, stacking spindle. The base is supplied with non-skid feet, which can be removed to reveal holes at each corner to give the user the option of mounting the unit to the bench with screws.
CMMG presents the Mk47 KRINK muzzle device. New Mk47 models (AKS8 AR Pistol, AKS8 SBR and AKS13 rifle) come equipped with a KRINK muzzle device, which serves as a booster, flash suppressor, blast reducer and slightly reduces recoil.
The Mk47 AKS8 SBR has an 8-inch barrel, with a 9-inch RKM KeyMod Handguard, a Magpul CTR buttstock and Magpul MOE pistol grip. The Mk47 AKS13 has a 13-inch barrel with the KRINK muzzle device pinned and welded permanently to the end of the barrel to meet the 16-inch requirement for Title 1 firearms. It features a 15-inch RKM KeyMod handguard, Magpul CTR buttstock and MOE pistol grip.
By Jazz Jimenez & Jade Moldé
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