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The new LaserLyte® LT-223

The LaserLyte Unveils the LT-223, a Cost-Effective .223 Training Cartridge

With rising prices in .223 ammunition, it can get expensive to practice aim and sight-in your new rifle with live ammunition. That’s where this little beauty comes in. The new LT-223 cartridge loads in the chamber just like a normal .223 cartridge, but only fires a laser beam when struck by the firing pin. Using a the LaserLyte Trainer Target, you can see exactly where your shots place. The LT-223 costs around $139.99, which is comparable to 500 rounds of live ammo, but instead of 500 shots, you get up to 3,000 shots out of the LaserLyte before you have to change the batteries.

Glock 30S Aiming

Glock 30S in .45 ACP — Range Report

Ok, a bit of a disclaimer. Glock unveiled its 30S today, and I was at the front of the line with every intention of putting it through its paces. However, the lovely Boulder City, Nevada treated us to 25-degree temps with 30 mph winds bringing the wind chill down to about 15°F. By the time everything was open and the line was ready to shoot, I was numb with cold and my fingers were burning at the touch. And yes, I would like some cheese with that whine.

Metro Arms SPS Pantera .45 ACP Pistol

SHOT 2013 Preview: Metro Arms SPS Pantera .45

Metro Arms is not a stranger to our gun-owning friends on the other side of the ocean, but is relatively new to the U.S. market. Eagle Imports, the exclusive distributor of the Metro Arms family of products, now carries the SPS Pantera performance pistol. SPS pistols display all the attention to detail, precision metal-to-metal fit, high tolerances and quality craftsmanship one would expect in a custom pistol. About the only thing you wouldn’t expect is the affordable price tag.

Redring Optical Sight

SHOT 2013 Preview: Redring Rail Adapter for Shotguns and ARs

Fans of Redring’s optical shotgun sight will take particular interest in its new Picatinny Rail Adaptor. The Redring Picatinny Rail Adaptor fits on any tactical shotgun or rifle with a Picatinny rail. Made of rugged, anodized aluminum, it quickly mounts on any Picatinny rail platform with just two screws. The adaptor and Redring do not affect the balance of the gun or your visual plane. In fact, the Redring sight allows officers or security professionals to keep both eyes open while performing room-clearing scenarios.

Walther PPQ M2 striker fired Pistol

SHOT 2013 Preview: Walther PPQ M2

Walther’s new PPQ M2 really has my attention. In fact, I think I am going to make it my first stop—and potentially first purchase—at the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. ~ Dave Dolbee

The PPQ M2 is a true breakthrough in ergonomics for self-defense handguns. The sculpted grip meshes smoothly into the hand. The trigger is one of the finest ever on a polymer, striker-fired handgun. The styling is elegant and trim. What’s more, the Walther PPQ M2 has been updated for 2013 with a new traditional reversible mag release button. The leading edge just took another step forward.

Smith and Wesson M&P Core

SHOT 2013 Preview: Smith & Wesson M&P C.O.R.E

Smith & Wesson M&P C.O.R.E (Competition Optics Ready Equipment) models offer consumers a specialized platform for adding accessory optics to their personal handguns. Engineered to accept six popular styles of competition-based optics, M&P C.O.R.E models are easily adapted to meet any demand.

ATN Odin-14 Helmet Mount

SHOT 2013 Preview: ATN Odin-14 Thermal Monocular

American Technologies Network Corp., is no secret among members of the military, law enforcement and security professionals for its outdoor night vision and thermal applications. For 2013, ATN introduces the Odin-14 Thermal Monocular, one of the smallest thermal imaging monocular systems currently on the market. By using the latest technologies in high-grade polymers and miniature thermal imaging sensor technology, the Odin-14 is extremely compact and lightweight.

Taurus Firearms Logo

Taurus Acquires Diamondback Firearms

Consolidations in any industry are a way of life and this is one I really hated to see. I do not in any way mean that as a slight against Taurus! Taurus makes great guns and has a few models that are on my short list to purchase this year. I just loved the management and creative guys over at Diamondback. Fortunately, there is a bright side. The deal looks to be a change in bank accounts than creative talents. In addition to the popular compacts Diamondback has become known for in the past, the acquisition will provide the necessary funds to really rock the industry with projects now in the pipeline.

15 rifle display at SHOT Show in Las Vegas

SHOT – Trade Show for Gun Geeks

The Show is a Few Days Long; its Impact is Year-round

What is SHOT?

Quite simply it is gun Mecca for shooting geeks. Unfortunately, it isn’t open to the general public. You have to be a dealer or select member of the media to gain admission.

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Let’s Redirect That Anger

While the Nation teeters on the precipice of the fiscal cliff, certain lawmakers would rather spend their time and effort dealing with feel-good politics that will have no effect rather than dealing with the Nation’s business. If you want to be angry, let’s keep it focused where it belongs—solidly aimed at those who intend to pass legislation that will not fix any perceived problem while limiting the rights of law-abiding citizens.

Dylan Beach-Bittner with his 27-point buck

27-Point Buck Harvested By 12-Year-Old in Minnesota

Hunting career ruined for life? Maybe, but I would be happy to be stuck with that stigma as 12-year-old Dylan Beach-Bittner of Motley, Minnesota may be. This young hunter harvested a 27-point, 229-pound Monster Buck in Minnesota in early November of 2012 giving him a story that he will be able to tell his entire life — without it getting old or stale.