SHOT Show 2013 Special Edition: New Rifles (Jan 15, 2013)

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:

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 TCM22
Rock Island Armory TCM22

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

WMD Guns Brings Its ‘Beast’ and ‘Little Beast’ Rifles to Vegas

WMD-Beast-AR-15 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:

Ruger Model No. 1 2013 Chamberings
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Comments (12)

  1. So WHEN are the AR 15 going to be available again for purchase? And the 30 round mags??? And what about the price gouging?? Any 223 Rounds available either?? Gouging them too. Supply and demand??

  2. I’d like to buy parts and build an AR 15 to my specs. While I have found suitable uppers, I can’t even get through – by phone or email – to anyone who makes lowers. Some companies no longer answer their phones. Cnances are I’ll just wait. I won’t forget those who have not exercised courtesy. The forums are more or less letting us know whether we are cry babies or justifiably unhappy to be left in the dark.

    1. We are experiencing very high call volumes. Just have to keep dialing till you can get through. Currently there are over 1000 messages in queue in the customer service e-mailbox.

    1. SHOT Show is where manufacturers and vendors announce their new products. Pricing is not always set or available. We will include suggested MSRP if that information is available.

  3. Colt had a LE901-16S AR10 at the last Shot Show which went on sale the end of last year.

    When will the .223 upper assembly’s be released? I think there are two numbers or styles.

  4. Guns are neither good nor bad m’kay. Class we need to think, m’kay. ‘Cause God gave us brains to think, m’kay?

  5. You’d think if someone was going to report on a specific firearm, they would at least get an asking price. Just wastes my time to look at something and then search another website for a price. Do me no favors!

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