Friday, December 27, 2013

Predator Intelligence on YouTube


Predator Intelligence has expanded on to YouTube in order to display in detail some of the products they offer. Below are the first couple of videos that have been posted. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to keep up to date on the latest gear!

Predator Intelligence Blog <-- Good Reads
Predator Intelligence Facebook
PredatorARMAMENT
PredatorSPECIALOPS
PredatorBDU
PredatorEDC





Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Ruger LCRx Closer Look








GunBlast has their hands on the newly announced Ruger LCRx. The newest model of the LCR line offers an exposed hammer for the option of single-action firing. You can see all of Ruger's New 2014 Models here.



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Ruger Announces New Models for 2014

Ruger is expanding on its current product lines by offering different variations and caliber options; unlike the past few years where it seemed like Ruger was rolling out new products every six months. Who knows maybe we'll get some new models at SHOT Show.
American Rimfire is expanding to include the .17 HMR.

M77/22 chambered in .22LR and .22WMR will be offered in a walnut stock with a stainless barrel.

Number 1 single shot rifles will be chambered in new calibers.

LCP with a stainless slide.

American Rifle in an All-Weather Stainless in both full size and compact models. Along with a scoped combo sporting the Redfield Revolution 3-9x40mm optic.

LCRx which has an exposed hammer for an option of single-action shooting.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Most Revolutionary MSR is Coming :: Tease


*UPDATE* 1/14/2014
HERE IT IS: The GII - Revolutionized .308 Win

DPMS has launched a webpage with a count-down clock with the promise, "The Most Revolutionary MSR is Coming; Designed II Dominate. 1/14/2014"

The page is rather empty other than the text and clock but you can sign-up for the email list to get the details as they release them. Check out Designed II Dominate.

Stay Tuned...

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Buck Shot in a Pine Board


A friend of mine that does quite a bit of wood working, from gun stocks to guitars, sent me a couple pictures he took of some pine boards he was preparing. This is what he had to say:
"I came across some interesting knots in the knotty pine I was finishing today, but these are not knots.It was buck shot embed in the wood from a hunter. It looks like the shot had been in there for many years to make the discoloring."
I think a gun cabinet made out of a bunch of pine board with buck shot embedded into it would be pretty sweet.


I thought this was pretty cool so I thought I'd share. I'll be honest though, this is what I thought of immediately:

Have a great day!


Monday, December 2, 2013

On 'Warning Shots' and Transition from Veteran to Citizen


I've noticed some interesting comments on Dom Raso's latest video and thought I would opine on it.


In Dom's story of the Veteran that fired a warning shot into the ground to ward off an intruder and stated that his "military training" had kicked in; the result of his firearm being taken away is unfortunate but common. I can only speak from my personal experiences in the Army being deployed to Iraq as a Combat Engineer conducting route clearance. In a hostile environment we had to adhere to a rigid step-by-step 'Use of Force' pattern. This was drilled into us and were told to follow them or face disciplinary action. It would go something like this:

1. Identify the threat or assumed threat
2. Let threat know you see them by signaling with laser, flare, lights etc.
3. If they continue forward movement or do not respond to signals show intent of deadly force by pointing a weapon at them in conjunction with vocal commands
4. If not deterred; find a good back-stop and fire a warning shot
5. If not deterred; fire to disable (vehicle) and/or kill

Obviously discretion must be used and everything is situation dependent so that if fired upon at step two you can jump right to step five or if speed is a factor some steps can be abbreviated or skipped.

Did the Veteran in the story do what the military trained him to do? Yes. Unfortunately, that is not the appropriate way to respond in the civilian world. For almost all cases warning shots should be avoided all together. That doesn't mean we are advocating gunning people down but just the opposite. You shouldn't discharge your firearm unless you or someone else is suffering from or is about to be exposed to grave bodily harm. I would go even as far as saying you shouldn't expose your firearm. You should do everything possible to avoid discharging your firearm and then when you have been back into a corner and must fire; you avoid warning shots. Legally, 'warning shots' can be interpreted as, "I didn't think I was in danger enough to shoot him so I just wanted to scare him." Well if you didn't feel you were in danger you should have never fired in the first place.

Moral of the story...
Just because someone has military training doesn't mean they are skilled or proficient in the tasks of a citizen. It is unfortunate that warning shots can be warped into something bad by the legal system but that is the reality we live in.

I don't want to get all conspiratorial but P.T.S.D. classifications is a whole other post and the chance of future use to limit 2A rights is scary.

If you want to encourage your Senator to support Senate Bill 572 that will help correct the whole paperwork issue that Dom mentions feel free to call the Capital switchboard: (202) 224-3121

The Making of a Smith & Wesson 1911 with Doug Koenig

Monday, November 25, 2013

GLOCK Model 42?


UPDATE ** 01/10/2014**:
GLOCK Officially Announces G42

UPDATE - 01/06/2014:
Check out the GLOCK 42 and GLOCK 41 at our SHOT Show Coverage Collection Point!

UPDATE - 12/3/2013 The ad pictured above is in the January 2014 Issue of Guns & Ammo on Page 17. See picture below:

There is an advertisement floating around the internet that shows a 'Zippo-type' lighter superimposed over the outline of a GLOCK 26 sized pistol. For all we know it could be smaller or even a single-stack. Some of the predictions are that it may be the introduction of a USA made .380ACP pistol for the American market. Others are hoping for a single stack 9MM. The one thing I know for certain is that if this advertisement is real, and that's a big IF, then one of my SHOT Show 2014 Predictions just got thrown out the window. To be clear I cannot find any instance of this picture being displayed as an advertisement or any indication of the new model(s) on their website.

Steve over at The Firearms Blog makes a good point that is actually quite illuminating:
"Secondly, were are the G40 and G41 (Glock model numbers are sequential)?  The fact that there might be three new pistols (G40, G41, G42) may indicate a line of pistols."
 GLOCK will typically release a line of pistols in three sizes; full, compact and subcompact. Steve thinks that these early 40 series may be a trinity of 380ACP's; I don't think so. GLOCK already has a Compact and Subcompact 380ACP chambered pistols; the G25 and G28. Both of these pistols are LEO Only pistols due to BATFE's reading of chicken bones and celestial alignment.

Then what could the G40, G41 and G42 be?
I propose that they are each a single-stack pistol with the following chamberings:
  • G40: 9mm
  • G41: 40S&W
  • G42: 380ACP
This is just a shot-in-the-dark of course. (pun intended) I guess we will just have to wait for SHOT Show 2014 for the full release of information. That's if any of this is true to begin with.

UPDATE: Richard at Guns, Holsters and Gear is reporting that the G41 will be a Tactical-Practical (competition) pistol similar to the G34/35 pistols chambered in 45ACP.

UPDATE: Catalog links
UPDATE 12/24/2013
A couple pictures found their way onto the internet of the Glock 42 single stack .380ACP pistol. They appear to be taken from Guns & Ammo.




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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Legacy Sports Citadel M1 9mm Videos


Legacy Sports keeps teasing us with a 9mm version of their .22LR M1 Carbine. By all accounts it will be offered in a wood and synthetic stock and will feed from Beretta 92 magazines. No word yet on delivery time or MSRP but the best guesses are Late 2013 or Early 2014 between $350-$470.



Not going to lie; I kind of want one. The Firearm Blog has a few more details.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mossberg MVP 7.62/308 - NASGW 2013

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) is having their annual expo/meeting over the next few days and we're starting to see some of the latest products soon to be available on the market.


NASGW 2013 Coverage Collection Point

If executed well the Mossberg 7.62 MVP will be in high demand come release.


7.62 MVP

  • Offered in three variations: Varmint/Predator, Patrol and Flex
  • Accepts standard AR-10 and M1A pattern magazines
  • Production begins 2nd week of November 2013; release to-be-announced

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Gun Blast's NASGW 2013 Coverage

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) is having their annual expo/meeting over the next few days and we're starting to see some of the latest products soon to be available on the market.


NASGW 2013 Coverage Collection Point

Gun Blast gives us come more coverage! Stay tuned for more parts...






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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Chiappa Triple Threat 20GA - NASGW 2013

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) is having their annual expo/meeting over the next few days and we're starting to see some of the latest products soon to be available on the market.


NASGW 2013 Coverage Collection Point


On the heels for their 12GA Triple Threat; Chiappa Firearms is releasing a 20GA version of their three barreled shotgun. It will come with five Remington pattern choke tubes. The shotgun will be available in February with an MSRP of $1600.



Colt New Products for 2014 - NASGW 2013

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) is having their annual expo/meeting over the next few days and we're starting to see some of the latest products soon to be available on the market.


Edge Arms Reliant Derringer - NASGW 2013


The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) is having their annual expo/meeting over the next few days and we're starting to see some of the latest products soon to be available on the market.


NASGW 2013 Coverage Collection Point



Reliant Derringer:

  • Four barreled derringer
  • Double-Action with rotating firing pin assembly
  • Appears to have a back-strap safety
  • Chambered in 22 Magnum, 17 HMR and 380 ACP

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Heizer Defense Pocket Shotgun - NASGW 2013

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) is having their annual expo/meeting over the next few days and we're starting to see some of the latest products soon to be available on the market.


Winchester 1873 - NASGW 2013


The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) is having their annual expo/meeting over the next few days and we're starting to see some of the latest products soon to be available on the market.


NASGW 2013 Coverage Collection Point


Winchester is bringing back the 1873 a.k.a. 'The Gun That Won The West'.



It will be offered in two configurations:

  • Model 73 Sporter Case Hardend; MSRP: $1579
  • Model 1873 Short Rifle; MSRP: $1299
They will be chambered in .357 Magnum, 44-40 and 45 Long Colt.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Mossberg 715P - NASGW 2013

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) is having their annual expo/meeting over the next few days and we're starting to see some of the latest products soon to be available on the market.


NASGW 2013 Coverage Collection Point


A couple years ago Mossberg released the 715T rifle to mixed reviews. The 715P is just a pistol version of the rifle and I'd assume has the same internals and operation. A Duck Commander Edition of the 715P will also be offered.



Mossberg 715P:
  • 10" barrel
  • Integral sights (with red dot option from the factory)
Thanks to Gallery of Guns for the great coverage!

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Mossberg 930 Kryptek Patterns - NASGW 2013

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) is having their annual expo/meeting over the next few days and we're starting to see some of the latest products soon to be available on the market.

NASGW 2013 Coverage Collection Point


Mossberg has jumped on the Kryptek camo bandwagon along with Howa.



Mossberg 930 in Kryptek Yeti
  • Marketed towards the Snow Goose hunter (I'd use it for coyote)
  • 12+1 capacity
  • Looks like Mossberg is using Nordic Components hardware for the extension
  • Same configuration offered in black
The other 930 is in Kryptek's Typhon pattern and both should be available early 2014.

Thanks to Gallery of Guns for the great coverage!

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Monday, November 4, 2013

CHIAPPA New Rhino Revolvers - NASGW 2013


The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) is having their annual expo/meeting over the next few days and we're starting to see some of the latest products soon to be available on the market.

NASGW 2013 Coverage Collection Point



Chiappa's New Rhinos for 2014:
  • Poly-Lite Polymer version of the 2" Rhino; Six shot .38 Special Only
  • 40 S&W with use of moon-clips (available in 2-6" barrel)

Thank you to Gallery of Guns for the great coverage!

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Ruger 10/22 Appleseed Liberty Training Rifle: A Vision of Things to Come?


Project Appleseed just got their foot in the door with Ruger. Ruger just concluded a contest to find the rifle design that America wanted to use to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 10/22. There were several submissions and ten finalist. The winner was announced as Gary from Michigan. The description of his rifle design is below:
Utilizing existing Ruger parts and designs my concept seeks to introduce a practical field rifle that can be used for various rimfire sporting disciplines, such as Project Appleseed and CMP competitions, as well as hunting and informal shooting.
Marlin answered the call of Project Appleseed a while back and started making an Appleseed Liberty Training Rifle built off of their 795 platform. Their rifle comes with Tech-Sights, a web sling and two magazines. The best part is you also get a certificate for free admission to an Appleseed Event.

It looks like Gary's design will take advantage of Ruger's new American Rimfire Stock that comes in youth and full size lengths with your choice of a standard or raised comb inserts. The design features the iron sights from their popular Mini 14/30 rifles and threaded muzzle. The only "custom" feature is the addition of an auto bolt release.

Fred, Appleseed's National Director sent out the following email once Gary's design had won:
Folks, according to the Ruger website, Gary (Michigan) is the Grand Wwinner of the contest to pick a new 10/22 design.  Which means there will be a second Liberty Training Rifle in production in the next six months or so.
Which means a small but valuable additional step in our progress of restoring this nation to the standards of the founders. A new "Rifleman's Rifle" won out over the "takedowns", the "tricked out", the flashy, etc.  
Which means each of you who voted deserves thanks. There were no doubt many non-Appleseeders who voted for this rifle. Many who have not even heard of Appleseed - because the rifle as outlined sells itself to anyone who understands what marksmanship is about. But you guys likely were the ones who put this over the top. And so you deserve thanks. Not so much from me or fellow Appleseeder Gary, although you know we each extend our thanks, big time! - but from the founders of this nation, as each of you took a small action, but one which they would appreciate, and one of great significance for the future. 
We will be following up, talking to Ruger about "special Appleseed Editions" of their new rifle, about marketing not only the rifle, but the concept behind the rifle - that a rifle without skill is incomplete - and that Appleseed can supply the skill. Let's hope this is a good auger for the future! 
Thanks again for helping make this a successful outcome!
FredAppleseed National Director
I already have four 10/22's set-up as Liberty Training Rifles but it appears I will be buying at least one more.

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Friday, November 1, 2013

SHOT Show 2014 Predictions


People are already getting geared up and planning to attend SHOT Show 2014; so it's about time to release the RTB.net SHOT Show 2014 Predictions. My prediction record isn't great but I've scored some hits in 2012 and 2013. Here are my predictions for 2014:
  • Thompson Center will release a heavier barrel contour option for their Dimension Rifle
  • Benelli will introduce a 20ga assembly and extended magazine options for their modular Vinci line of shotguns 
  • Benelli will announce the 'ETHOS'
  • Ruger will announce the SR45c
  • Ruger will announce their new line of pump shotguns
  • Ruger will unveil left handed and heavy barreled American Rifles
  • More threaded barrels
  • Glock will have pistols on display that have remained relatively unchanged since the mid 1980's (no new products)
  • Remington will remove the 770 from their product line-up and focus on the 783 (more calibers)
  • Smith & Wesson will unveil a .45ACP Shield
  • More Green lasers
  • Taurus will continue their re-branding attempts and announce they have bought another Amercian based firearms maker
  • Savage will release an in-house chassis system for their rifles
  • 'NFA' Blitz (suppressors, sbr/sbs)
Do you have any predictions or just anything you hope to see?

Mossberg Duck Commander Series - NASGW 2013

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) is having their annual expo/meeting over the next few days and we're starting to see some of the latest products soon to be available on the market.



Mossberg has hitched their wagon to the Duck Commander craze and has become the official brand of the show. They will be offering eleven models within the series to include rifles, shotguns and pistols.
  • Real Tree Max5 Camo
  • Every Duck Commander Series firearm will come with an American Flag bandanna 
So the family appears to be ditching their Benelli shotguns for Mossberg... thoughts?



Thanks to Gallery of Guns for the great coverage!


Thursday, October 31, 2013

DPMS/Z.E.R.T. Outbreak: Omega 6 First Contact


Ending a one year hiatus DPMS is bringing back the Outbreak: Omega Shoot. Early information is sparse but it appears that Z.E.R.T. will be taking the lead this year being backed by DPMS. If you're not familiar with Z.E.R.T. you should take some time to get acquainted.

A website is live for the Outbreak: Omega 6 Shoot but it has little information on it other than a countdown. The shoot will take place on 6/21/2014 with no defined location yet. **UPDATE** The shoot will take place in Morristown, MN at Ahlman's Gun Shop and Range. It also looks like it will be a multi-day event.

What we know:
Date: 6/21/2014 6/27 - 6/29
Location: Unknown Ahlman's Gun Shop and Range Morristown, MN
Cost: Unknown There are levels of cost to correspond with your chosen level of participation:
  • Tier 1 Zombie Hunter - $300
  • Zombie Hunter - $150
  • Run & Gun Package - $75
  • Spectator Pass with Swag - $25
  • Spectator Pass - $15
You can REGISTER HERE! You can also read in further detail what you get at each level.

We'll provide you with new information once it becomes available. For now you can check out our Outbreak: Omega 5 Shoot AAR.

Y657 - Out




EAA Targets the Female Market - NASGW 2013


The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) is having their annual expo/meeting over the next few days and we're starting to see some of the latest products soon to be available on the market.



EAA is attempting to take advantage of the introduction of so many female shooters to the sport. They are developing a Concealed Carry Purse and pistols that are easier to operate for women... and some new colors. Two words: Glitter Finish.



Thanks to Gallery of Guns for the great coverage!



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Walther PPQ M2 5 Inch Competition - NASGW 2013

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) is having their annual expo/meeting over the next few days and we're starting to see some of the latest products soon to be available on the market.


Walther has seen great success with the PPQ M1 and released the M2 version earlier this year; which immediately sold out. The difference is the M1 uses an ambidextrous paddle-type magazine release that contours the trigger guard and the M2 utilizes a standard push button magazine release that is also ambidextrous. 


Walther PPQ M2 5 Inch Competition:
  • Ambi magazine release
  • Extended/Ambi slide stop
  • Available in 9mm or 40 S&W
  • Lightning cuts to lighten the slide
  • MSRP: $749
Thanks to Gallery of Guns for the great coverage!

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Ruger SR-762 - NASGW 2013


The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) is having their annual expo/meeting over the next few days and we're starting to see some of the latest products soon to be available on the market.
We get another look at Ruger's new SR-762. Here's some more SR-762 Goodness!



Thanks to Gallery of Guns for the great coverage!

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NASGW 2013 Coverage Collection Point


The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) is having their annual expo/meeting October 28th through November 1st and we're starting to see some of the latest products soon to be available on the market.

This post will be updated as frequently as new information surfaces:

Pistols
Beretta Pico
Kahr Introduces the CT-40 and CT-45
Walther PPQ M2 5 Inch Competition
EAA Targets the Female Market
Chiappa Rhinos
Mossberg 715P
Heizer Defense Pocket Shotgun
Edge Arms Reliant Derringer

Rifles
Howa Kryptek Camo Series
POF New Products for 2014
Ruger SR-762
Winchester 1873
Colt New Products
Mossberg MVP 7.62/308

Shotguns
Mossberg Duck Commander Series
Mossberg Kryptek Patterns
Chiappa Triple Threat 20GA

Optics
Leupold Mark 6 and VX-6 Line Additions

Accessories
LaserLyte Laser Plinking Cans
Hornady's New Products for 2014

Other Coverage
Gun Blast at NASGW 2013




POF New Products for 2014 - NASGW 2013

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) is having their annual expo/meeting over the next few days and we're starting to see some of the latest products soon to be available on the market.


POF is bringing the goods!



New for 2014:
  • Gen 4 Lower
  • Ambi Bolt Catch in conjunction with their Enhanced Bolt Catch
  • New Chamber Design - Esquared Tecnology (more details at SHOT 2014)
  • Polymer inserts to adjust the tolerance between the upper and lower
  • Enhanced Finger Placement Trigger (EFP) (2:30)
Thanks to Gallery of Guns for the great coverage!

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Kahr Introduces the CT-40 and CT-45 - NASGW 2013

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) is having their annual expo/meeting over the next few days and we're starting to see some of the latest products soon to be available on the market.



Those familiar with Kahr will realize that they offer standard priced pistols and 'budget' priced pistols that are similar to the more expensive versions. They have been lacking a 'budget' model in their full sized pistol line-up until now. Kahr has introduced the CT-40 and CT-45 to complement their TP counterparts at an MSRP of $449. A CT-9 will be released sometime next summer.

I owned a TP-45 several years ago and regret selling it; maybe I'll be able to replace it with a new CT!




So what's the difference between the CT and PT series? 
  • Slide with less machiniong = less cost
  • Pinned front sight instead of dovetailed front sight
  • Scroll engraving instead of laser engraving
  • Metal Injection Molded (MIM) slide stop and extractor as opposed to machined from solid material
  • Button cut rifled barrel instead of Lothar/Walther Match-Grade Polygonal Rifled Barrel
  • One magazine instead of two and a cardboard box instead of a hard plastic one
Thanks to Gallery of Guns for the great coverage!


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Leupold Mark 6 and VX-6 Line Additions - NASGW 2013

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) is having their annual expo/meeting over the next few days and we're starting to see some of the latest products soon to be available on the market.




Leupold is showing off the newest iterations of their Mark 6 and VX-6 lines.

Mark 6 3-18

VX-6
  • 7-42 magnification range VX-6 in the works (Shot in the F-Class World Championships; here are some 'in the wild' pictures)

Thanks to Gallery of Guns for the great coverage!

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Hornady's New Products for 2014

Hornady has created the video below to highlight their new products for 2014. Below the embedded video you will find the list of new products and the times they are featured in the video.




  • RAPiD Safe (Radio Frequency actived safe)
  • Arm Lock and Tri-Point Lock Boxes (3:31)
  • Custom Lite Ammunition (4:39)
  • American Whitetail Shotgun Ammunition (5:56)
  • Lock-N-Load Rifle Bullet Feeder (7:41)
  • Lock-N-Load Control Panel (8:51)





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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Beretta Pico - NASGW 2013

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) is having their annual expo/meeting over the next few days and we're starting to see some of the latest products soon to be available on the market.


I've been waiting to get my hands on a Beretta Pico since the NRA's Annual Meeting and have yet to see a single example.



Thank you to Gallery of Guns for the coverage!

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Howa Kryptek Camo Series - NASGW 2013

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) is having their annual expo/meeting over the next few days and we're starting to see some of the latest products soon to be available on the market.


Howa is bringing scoped rifle combos to the market with Kryptek camo.
  •  4-16x44mm optic (Howa has packaged rifles with Nikko-Sterling optics in the past and these appear to be no different)
  • Heavy Contour Barrel
  • Available in full camo and camo stock only with a blued or stainless barrel
  • Short action (six unspecified calibers)
  • Ammo Boost Magazine System (five or ten round capacity)
  • Available in Kryptek Highlander, Raid and Typhon



Thank you to Gallery of Guns for the coverage!

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