Reports are in from Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers introducing new rifles from SHOT Show 2013 in Las Vegas. You can read the extended reviews by clicking the links in this list:
- Desert Tactical Arms Releases Stealth Recon Scout A1
- Winchester Model 73 Now Chambered in… .357 Magnum?
- MasterPiece Arms Introduces MPAR 556 Rifle
- Browning to Expand X-Bolt Line
Rock Island Armory Previews New TCM 22 Bolt-Action Rifle at Shot Show
New centerfire rifle chambered exclusively for Armscor 22TCM ammo.
Rock Island Armory is set to preview the company’s industry-standard-setting TCM 22 centerfire rifle at SHOT Show 2013. The new rifle is engineered, designed and chambered to harness the power of the Armscor TCM .22 cartridge that is exclusive to Armscor.
“Our new bolt-action TCM 22 rifle sets a new price performance standard for the industry and is a must have for hunters looking for maximum velocity and stopping power in a .22-caliber firearm,” said Martin Tuason, President of Rock Island Armory and Armscor Precision International. “With the early excitement over the TCM rifle, we are ramping up our production capabilities to deliver this in the late second quarter of this year.” The TCM 22 bolt-action rifle was designed and engineered to complement the tremendous demand for the Armscor USA .22TCM bullet. It travels at more than 2800 feet per second and features a 40-grain jacketed hollowpoint for maximum stopping power, making the rifle ideal for mid-range hunting. The new rifle is backed by a lifetime warranty.
The Rock Island Armory TCM 22 Rifle has a 5 round standard-capacity magazine that’s interchangeable with the .22TCM 17-round pistol magazine. The rifle has a 22.75-inch barrel and a rail scope mount. Overall length is 40.5 inches, and the rifle weighs only 6 pounds empty. A Parkerized finish protects the metal parts.
The TCM series was inspired by the need for more firepower in lower caliber firearms and ammo. The series was designed and developed by Armscor/Rock Island Armory executives — President Martin Tuason and Master Firearm Engineer Fred Craig. The TCM stands for Tuason Craig Magnum.
The .22TCM bullet has been called the “Flame Thrower” by one prominent reviewer and has been embraced by hunters, self-defense and shooting enthusiasts.
The overwhelming demand for the bullet’s industry-leading high velocity and stopping power has prompted the company to expand its US production facilities.
The Armscor USA .22TCM centerfire cartridge pushes the 40-grain JHP bullet at 2,800 fps muzzle velocity. It’s precision engineered to meet all SAAMI specifications.
For more information about the .22TCM bolt-action rifle and the industry-leading .22TCM ammunition, visit the new Armscor and Rock Island Armory website at www.Armscor.net.
WMD Guns Brings Its ‘Beast’ and ‘Little Beast’ Rifles to Vegas
WMD Guns LLC, with its performance partner KC Jones Plating, will be at NSSF’s 2013 Shot Show January 15–18, 2013. KC Jones Plating is among the most experienced and versatile metal finishing operations in North America. WMD Guns provides premium coated products, such as the new “Beast” Carbine — the world’s first fully NiB-X (nickel boron) coated production AR-15 and “Little Beast,” fully NiB-X coated .22 LR conversation kits that drop into any standard AR-15. WMD Guns’ coating technologies include NiB-X, an extreme-use Nickel Boron coating; and Nitromet, a high-performance Salt Bath Nitrocarburizing surface treatment, as well as nickel and zinc nickel coatings.
Ruger Offers Select No. 1 Rifle Configurations for 2013
Ruger No. 1 rifles will be available in select calibers and configurations for 2013. These caliber offerings will be discontinued in 2014, when the company will introduce new calibers for the No. 1 rifle. The models and chamberings are listed below: