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Cheaper Than Dirt News Briefs August 25, 2012

Bernosky wins 10th NRA National High Power Rifle Championship.

Carl Bernosky of Ashland, Pennsylvania, won the 2012 National Rifle Association High Power Rifle Championship held at Camp Perry, Ohio, August 5-10. His second consecutive win, this year marked Bernosky’s tenth National High Power title. Out of a potential 2400, his winning score was 2391-141x. Sergeant Sherri J. Gallagher of the United States Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) placed second with a 2390-131x, and USAMU Staff Sergeant Brandon K. Green took third with a 2388-135x. Staff Sergeant Tyrel L. Cooper of the USAMU won his third National Service Rifle Championship, receiving the DuPont Trophy with a score of 2377-105x, followed by Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Leigh R. Jenks III, 2369-102x; and Sergeant Gus K. Dunfey, 2369-100x. The NRA High Power Rifle Championship is a 2400-point aggregate of the Vandenberg Cup, Nevada Trophy and Clarke Trophy. Each sub-aggregate consists of four matches shot at distances 200, 300 or 600 yards at Camp Perry, a National Guard training facility located on the shore of Lake Erie.

Charter Arms Introduces 9mm Rimless Revolver Pitbull.

Charter Arms has added a new 9mm Rimless Revolver to the company’s Pitbull series, taking advantage of the 9mm cartridge’s popularity and low cost. Also, chambering the Pitbull in 9mm allows the wheelgun fan to carry a carbine/revolver combo that’s chambered for the same round. The 9mm Rimless Revolver Pitbull uses the same rimless cartridge-extractor assembly system as the Charter Arms .40 S&W Rimless Revolver. A dual coil spring assembly located in the extractor allows insertion and retention of a 9mm cartridge in each chamber of the revolver’s cylinder. After firing, the shooter can easily eject the spent cartridges for immediate reloading. The 9mm Rimless Revolver Pitbull No. 79920 has a six-shot capacity and a barrel length of 2.2 inches. The frame is stainless steel with a glass-beaded finish. The grip is neoprene. Overall length is 6.75 inches, and the revolver stands five inches tall and weighs 22 ounces. The brand new 9mm Pitbull is not in stock yet, but the .40 S&W Charter Arms 74020, Item No. 7-G74020, is.

CT Laserguard for S&W Shield Now Available.

Crimson Trace’s Laserguard LG-489, $219, is now available for the Smith & Wesson Shield in 9mm and .40 S&W. Crimson Trace said they expedited the new Laserguard due to the exceptionally high demand for the Shield pistol. The Laserguard unit adds virtually no weight to the firearm and is quickly and easily installed by the user,  securing to the trigger guard with provided screws. The profile for the pistol does change. Each Laserguard is pre-sighted from the factory at 50 feet and is adjustable.

CrossBreed Holsters Sponsors IDPA National Championships.

CrossBreed Holsters has signed on as one of the major sponsors of the 2012 IDPA National Championships taking place September 19-22 in Oxford, N.C. said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for the International Defensive Pistol Association. CrossBreed Holsters joins CZ-USA, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and Woolrich Elite Series as a gold level sponsor of the match. The IDPA National Championships is the pinnacle event of the IDPA competitive season and will take place at The Range in Oxford, N.C.

GLOCK Magwell Now Available for Gen 4 Models.

The GLOCK Magwell from Buffer Technologies is now available for GLOCK’s Gen 4 model. The Buffer GLOCK Gen 4 Magwell, $29.95, is made of injection-molded, high-intensity nylon that matches the finish of regular GLOCK frames. It weighs 0.7 ounces and fits the GLOCK Gen 4 frame without modifications. The beveled edges of the Magwell easily guide the magazine into place for fast, fumble-free reloads. A hex-head wrench tightens the locking device into place, and the Magwell doesn’t slip or move.

Winchester Repeating Arms Rolls Out 75th Anniversary Model 70.

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Model 70, Winchester Repeating Arms has introduced the Model 70 75th Anniversary Super Grade. Chambered in 30-06 Springfield, the 75th Anniversary Super Grade Model 70 features a Grade IV/V Full Fancy walnut stock with shadow line cheekpiece, a solid one-piece metal bottom with full-coverage engraving, and an engraved receiver and the steel cap. Also, there is a forged steel receiver, front and rear bedded action, solid steel one-piece bottom metal, M.O.A. Trigger, a cold hammer-forged free-floated barrel, and Pre-’64 style controlled-round feed with claw extractor. MSRP, $2000.

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