It has been a couple of months since SHOT Show 2015 wrapped and while we wait to see what is introduced at the NRA show, we got our hands on five anticipated new products we introduced during our coverage at the show. In stock and shipping is the Springfield XD Mod.2, the bright Viridian XTL, Beretta .380 Pico, affordable Aimpoint ACO and the Stevens Model 555 over/under shotgun.
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Ruger’s LC series of handguns have been popular since their introduction. Every where, Ruger is improving on the popular design—first by eliminating the external safety on the LC9s now and now for 2015, upgrading the sights and trigger to the Ruger LCP. After shooting the Ruger LCP Custom at Media Day at the Range, everyone agrees, it feels like a completely new gun. Will the Ruger LCP Custom’s features convince you to buy this pocket pistol? Find out by reading “The New Ruger LCP Custom—A Better Shooting LC.”
Taurus introduced its new handguns for 2015 at the SHOT Show. The line-up includes the innovative Curve, a TCP .380 with wings for those who struggle with racking the slide, the Non-View and Model 85 revolver with convertible hammer. Curious to find out what the specifications of these guns are? Read the Shooter’s Log coverage of SHOT Show 2015 for more details.
As shown in our video, the DP-12 shooter chambers two 12-gauge rounds with each pump; then pulls the trigger two times: Pump, bang, bang. Pump, bang, bang. Read this article to see it in action.
The Galil has not been available since 1993, causing prices on the 1980s models to skyrocket. IWI, the Israeli manufacturer of the Galil recently announced the return of a the Galil to the United States with the introduction of the ACE rifle and pistol chambered in 7.62x39mm. The improvements and enhancements on the ACE make it a modular rifle that is easy and fun to shoot.
Ruger releases the LC9s Pro model with no external safeties. Instead, on the new Ruger is an internal striker blocker and trigger safeties. Retaining the same features as the striker-fired, polymer-framed LC9s, the Pro version has a 3.12-inch barrel and is easily concealable with a 0.90-inch width and 6-inch overall length. Cheaper Than Dirt! has the Ruger LC9s Pro model in stock and is shipping today!
The popularity of the Winchester SXP Defender line of pump-action shotguns has created more availability, Bushmaster’s C22 .22 Long Rifle tactical-style black rifle competes with S&W’s M&P 15-22, while many shooters are eager to get their hands on the new Ruger LCRx 3-inch revolver. These and many more new firearms from Cheaper Than Dirt! are featured in this week’s new product spotlight.
FN has been producing top quality rifle and handgun barrels for over 100 years and current production is over 20,000 a month. For the first time, FN is making its AR-15 barrels available for sale to the public. This week’s hottest new gun accessory is the FN AR-15 barrel. Troy Industries folding offset BattleSights for the AR-15 come a close second. Followed by Nosler BT ammo for hog, antelope and deer hunting and Thompson/Center’s Venture Compact bolt-action rifle in .223 Remington for young hunters.
By replacing the front pivot pin on a standard AR-15, Patriot Ordnance has created an AR-15 style bolt-action rifle legal in all 50 states—even states with assault rifle bans. The POF-USA ReVolt bolt-action rifle is also the first bolt gun able to convert to semiautomatic. This is industry first is part of The Shooter’s Log four new industry firsts list. LaserLyte releases its first Center Mass laser for handguns, BCM gives us an AR-15 stock and Stag Arms releases handgun-caliber semiautomatic rifles.
Guns and Ammo magazine recently released its 2104 Best of the Best of the year awards to the best firearm, rifle, shotgun, optic, ammunition and suppressor. The editors of the leading rag of the firearms industry chose their top picks according to performance, durability and value. Some of the winners, The Shooter’s Log editors agreed with, like the H&K VP9 9mm handguns. However, other winners from the Best of the Best 2014 firearm awards are not Cheaper Than Dirt’s picks. Read on to find out who won and why.