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Ace Luciano shooting Benelli Ethos

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SHOT 2014 — Benelli Ethos, Fast Handling and Smooth Shooting

The Ethos is Benelli’s next generation of Inertia Driven autoloaders. The Ethos is elegant and features fine lines and balance. In fact, the Ethos relies on many of Benelli’s latest innovations and design concepts, but a close examination will show that it is a new platform.

Tac-Con Selector-in-3rd-Mode

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SHOT 2014 —Tac-Con 3MR

The Tac-Con 3MR converts a convention AR-15 to one with a much higher rate of fire due to an ingenious design and short trigger reset.

Colt_LE6920MP AR-15 rifle with brown Magpul furniture

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SHOT 2014 — Colt’s LE6920MP-B — Your Next Must Have AR-15!

The LE6920MP-B shares many of the same features of its combat proven brother. In fact, the heart of this new carbine is its 16.1” chrome lined barrel. Thanks to Colt’s decision to design and build the LE6920MP-B’s barrel with a 1 in 7” twist, your ammo choices will be virtually unlimited, but that’s not the big news.

Picture shows the right side of a S&W Model 69 stainless steel revolver with black rubber grip.

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SHOT 2014—Smith & Wesson Model 69 Combat Magnum Revolver

For the first time, Smith & Wesson introduces the .44 Magnum caliber in an L-Frame revolver, the Model 69 Combat Magnum. Made especially for Magnum® usage, the Model 69 will also shoot the lighter .44 Special. The Model 69 features a 4.25-inch, two-piece barrel constructed of stainless steel. The stainless steel cylinder holds five rounds and the revolver shoots in either single- or double-action.

Picture shows the back of a S&W revolver with the cylinder open and empty.

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SHOT 2014 — Smith & Wesson Model 66 Combat Magnum Revolver

The Model 66 saw years of law enforcement service from 1970 to 2005. For 2014, Smith and Wesson gladly reintroduces the Model 66 K-Frame service revolver. The all stainless-steel revolver has a smooth, glass-bead finish and is chambered for .357 Magnum and .38 Special. It has a 4.25-inch, two-piece barrel. The Model 66 will hold six rounds.

S&W Performance Center Model 686 short-barreled revolver with custom wood grips.

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SHOT 2014 — Smith & Wesson Model 686 Performance Center Revolver

The Smith & Wesson model 686 has over 30-years of history. For 2014, S&W releases an enhanced Model 686 from its Performance Center shop. Intended for self-defense, the Performance Center Model 686 is chambered for .357 Magnum and also shoots .38 Special. Seven rounds fit into its unfluted, stainless steel cylinder. The L-Frame revolver is made of stainless steel with a glass-bead finish and is set off with custom wood grips.

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SHOT Show 2014 Special Edition Day 4: Firearms News

There’s no faster way to bring out the inner child than releasing shooters on a range with a full-auto MSR airsoft replicas and reactive targets. Replicas also appeal strongly to shooters who want to experience the heft and overall appeal of the real gun, but in a less-expensive alternative. The other appeal is that in many areas, airguns and airsoft replicas face far fewer restrictions on use than centerfire or rimfire firearms.

Taurus The View revolver in silver with black grip

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SHOT Show 2014 Special Edition Day 4: New Handguns

Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have added their final set of articles about new handguns introduced at the show. In this edition are details about The View, a new compact DA concealed-carry small-framed revolver from Taurus named for its distinctive translucent polycarbonate right side plate, and 5-inch versions of the Walther PPQ M2 pistol.

Weatherby GH2 with 24-inch barrel and pink spiderweb pattern

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SHOT Show 2014 Special Edition Day 4: New Shotguns

Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have filed their final reports on new shotguns introduced at the show. In this edition are details about Remington’s expanded VersaMax line and two new 870 shotguns in the Tactical line. Also, Weatherby has a new SA-08 28-Gauge Deluxe, more WBY-X shotguns, and a semi-auto version of the PA-459, the SA-459 Black Reaper. Winchester’s 2014 entries include the SX3 12-gauge 3.5-inch Long Beard turkey gun and a new offering in the SXP pump shotgun line, the Field Compact.