With the start of a new year, you know manufacturers are set to release the product of the previous 12 months of brainstorming. That is exactly what happened when Arsenal Inc. released two new-for-2017 AKs. Here is the full release.
SIG Sauer handguns have long been a favorite of competitive shooters, law enforcement, and home defense enthusiasts. Now, it will add the U.S. Army to its list of fans with the award of a contract to replace the M9 service pistol.
A few weeks ago, I was able to test and evaluate the Arex Rex Zero 9mm handgun. The results were good as the pistol has proven reliable with every load, more accurate than expected, and ergonomically pleasing.
Suppressor ownership is on the horizon and hopefully coming to your home soon—without waiting months or paying for costly tax stamps. Talking with suppressor manufacturers, few believe we will see the legislation in the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency, but all are confident that it will come.
That begs the question, where will the market go if suppressors are commonly available? How will technology be affected? Most importantly, which one would you buy—first?
It is the last question that SilencerCo is most concerned with. After almost a decade of development—because they believed there was no point bringing a product to market until it had been perfected—SilencerCo has timed perfectly timed the release of the new MAXIM 9.
For now, we will all have to keep our fingers crossed. However, in the meantime, here is a video and a few facts from SilencerCo to salivate and dream over.
Nine years of dreaming.
Ten thousand hours of trial and error.
Numerous failures that served as valuable learning experiences.
One holster-able, integrally suppressed 9mm pistol that is hearing safe with all types of ammunition: the Maxim 9.
The time has come, the kinks are worked out, the details are dialed, and now the world will experience true innovation.
In honor of the official production launch of the Maxim 9, take a look behind the curtain for a glimpse into the journey to create the most disruptive product to hit the firearms industry in decades.
Maxim 9s will begin showing up around the country as early as April 2017. Standby, revolution is on the way.
Last year, legendary German firearms manufacturer Merkel tested the waters of the American market with the company’s first exceptionally affordable bolt-action rifle.
Though the 6.5 Creedmoor still gets a lot of attention, there’s a whole lot more going on this year for hunters and target shooters.
Thompson/Center Arms, has announced that it has added the 6.5 Creedmoor caliber to its line of products. Danielle Sanville, T/C Brand Manager, said, “The flat-shooting caliber has found a home. The master gunsmiths at Thompson/Center have added the popular caliber to four of our award-winning product lines, ensuring that T/C and Creedmoor fans are ready for a once in-a-lifetime shot.”
The Thompson/Center Compass rifle is now available in the 6.5 Creedmoor caliber, the Thompson/Center Compass rifle is now chambered in 11 calibers, ranging from .204 Ruger to the .300 Win Mag. This rifle takes the long-range characteristics of the 6.5 Creedmoor and matches it with an adjustable trigger, 5R rifling and a threaded match-grade barrel for guaranteed MOA accuracy. These and a host of other features allow the T/C Compass to point users in the right direction – every time – all with an MSRP under $400.
Recognized by the NRA with a Golden Bullseye Award, the Thompson/Center Venture Weather Shield bolt-action rifle has earned a reputation as a high quality American-made rifle. Now chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, the rifle comes with an MOA guarantee. The corrosion-resistant Weather Shield coating offers superior protection whenever and wherever the hunt requires. The Venture rifle has a 22-inch barrel with 5R rifling, a 1:8 twist rate and an adjustable trigger.
Thompson/Center Dimension rifle fans can now purchase a 22-inch blued accessory barrel in the 6.5 Creedmoor. The Dimension rifle platform extends its versatility by adding this popular caliber. T/C Dimension rifle owners already love the Dimension’s interchangeable system as it allows hunters to change calibers without changing rifles. The new barrel has a 1:8 twist rate and comes equipped with a magazine kit.
The Thompson/Center Encore Pro Hunter rifle owner can also choose a new barrel option in 6.5 Creedmoor. The Encore Pro Hunter rifle, with the addition of this accessory barrel, offers new opportunities for Encore Pro fans and collectors, making it the top choice of hunting enthusiasts everywhere. The stainless, fluted 28-inch barrel comes with a 1:8 twist.
Carrying and protecting a T/C firearm is easy with the new T/C soft-sided rifle case, which is reinforced along the sides and edges and is fully padded. The case will fit any scoped T/C muzzleloader or T/C family firearm and the zippered pockets are perfect for carrying T/C accessories and ammunition. This rifle case is a must-have for the serious competitive shooter, hunter and rugged outdoor enthusiast.
The 6.5 Creedmoor is the big news caliber for 2017. Do you own a 6.5 Creedmoor? What has your experience been with the caliber. Share your answers in the comment section.
In warfare of the day, horses were an important part of the equation. In many of the battles on the plains, more horses fell than men. The revolver served alongside the saber for cavalrymen. These men often fought as dismounted troops.
Contrary to what you may see in a lot of the popular firearms media these days, the revolver as a self-defense tool is not dead. In fact, there are quite a few options available for those seeking a revolver for home defense, concealed carry, or recreational shooting.
The pistol-caliber carbine enjoys a long and storied history. The Winchester lever action and Colt Single Action Army combination started the ball rolling. Today, the modern self-loading carbine is the popular option.
Ruger hit the nail on the head for .45 ACP 1911 owners. Lustful, full-sized 1911 desires aside, the next gun on every .45 ACP owner’s list is the easier to carry, lighter weight, Commander-length pistol and again Ruger has answered the call with the all-stainless SR1911 Commander and now a Lightweight alloy-framed version of its hugely popular SR1911.
There are shotguns that do not look like shotguns. All are not practical, but a few do have merit. Among the most innovative and interesting is the Kel-Tec KSG shotgun.
Bat Masterson ordered a custom pistol that may be rightly called the first of the Gunfighter’s Guns.
The Smith and Wesson Military and Police Shield is among the most popular carry guns in America. Light, but reliable and accurate, this slim line, single-column magazine pistol has much to recommend. The pistol has been available in 9mm Luger and .40 Smith and Wesson for some time. Recently Smith and Wesson introduced the Military and Police Shield .45 ACP pistol.
At times, I prefer to be the early adopter; the first kid on the block with the new bauble. With other products, I would prefer to let the market sort out the bugs and prove the product before I invest. Self-defense shotguns can be that way.