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Dan Wesson Releases New Kodiak 10mm Long Slides at NRAAM

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 07:30

Featuring a 6-inch barrel, the 10mm DW Kodiak is pitched to the handgun hunter market (Photos: Chris Eger/

Kansas City-based Dan Wesson announced their new series of Kodiak hunting pistols, chambering in 10mm, at the NRA Annual Meetings in Indianapolis last week.

The Kodiaks are long slide 1911-style semi-autos complete with 6-inch bull barrels. Chambered in 10mm — a caliber that had all but died out just a few years ago but is now very much resurgent — the big pistols were developed, “For the hunter who is up to the challenge of pistol hunting,” notes the CZ-USA subsidiary on the new gun.

Using a solid frame, these bruisers are named after the largest of brown bears and when picking one up you can tell from the Kodiak’s 47-ounce unloaded weight that the moniker fits the pistol. Overall length is 9.7-inches long. For this, the sportsman taking to the field with Dan Wesson‘s newest 10 gets a pistol that has an accessory rail, fully-adjustable sights, an 8+1 capacity, and G10 grips.

The stainless steel frame and slide are in what the company calls a Tri-Tone finish which is a black frame, a matte stainless slide, and bronzed small parts including the manual safety, barrel and magazine release.

For those who prefer, the DW Kodiak is also available in a more understated black finish.

While DW’s headquarters is in Kansas City, their factory is in Norwich, New York, as shown by the rollmarks.

The Kodiak series features 6-inch bull barrels along with fully-adjustable rear and fiber optic front sights.

MSRP is $2,349 on the Tri-Tone DW Kodiak while the Kodiak Black runs a half C-note less at $2,299.

DW fans looking to get a “centimeter” gun that runs shorter can always opt for the Razorback, which runs a 5-inch barrel and bright stainless finish for about $1K cheaper.

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Ruger Unveils New Custom Shop Super GP100 Competition Revolver

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 07:00

The new Super GP100 Competition revolver uses a 5-inch shrouded barrel and fluted cylinder (Photos: Chris Eger/

Ruger‘s new Super GP100 is a competition revolver chambered in .357 Magnum that has been tuned by the company’s Custom Shop.

Announced last week, the Custom Shop Super GP100 was on hand at the 148th National Rifle Association’s Annual Meetings in Indianapolis and drew a crowd. Featuring polished and optimized internals, a centering boss on the trigger and centering shims on the hammer, the wheelgun has a smooth, double-action trigger pull with a crisp, let-off.

“The Ruger Custom Shop continues to produce competition-ready firearms,” said Ruger President and CEO Chris Killoy. “The new Super GP100 is yet another example of our Custom Shop’s fine craftsmanship, and will allow our customers to compete at the highest levels.”

Using a stainless steel frame, barrel, and cylinder, the revolver’s surfaces are PVD coated, giving the gun a matte appearance. The half-lug 5.5-inch barrel is shrouded and includes an 11-degree target crown. Cuts in the barrel shroud and cylinder help reduce overall weight and improve balance with the added benefit of helping the cylinder keep up with the speed required with rapid shooting. The beefy magnum comes standard with an adjustable rear sight and quick-change fiber optic front sight.

The cylinder and extractor are cut for moon clips to speed reloading in competition use.

The .357 Magnum chambering allows the wheelgun to accept .38SPL rounds while the peg-style frame comes with a Hogue wood grip. The frame can accommodate Super Redhawk or GP100 aftermarket replacements.

The gun ships in a waterproof case that includes three moon clips, a challenge coin, cleaning cloth, gun peg, and decal. MSRP is $1,549.

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Naroh Arms Intros New N1 Compact Pistol (VIDEO)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 06:30

Some of the biggest buzz in Indy last week centered around Florida-based Naroh Arms and their all-new N1 micro compact pistol design. The N1 is a hammer-fired single-stack that delivers seven rounds of 9mm in a design that incorporates a 7075 aluminum receiver with full-length rails along with a steel barrel and slide.

The 6.1-inch long handgun includes a 1913 accessory rail for lights and lasers while the three-dot sights are compatible with Glock G43s. The double-action-only N1 can be disassembled without the need to first pull the trigger, unlike many striker-fired handguns in the same size range.

At 6.1-inches long overall, the hammer-fired N1 is slightly shorter than Glock’s striker-fired G43 while offering a 7+1 round capacity against the Glock’s 6+1.

Weight is 16-ounces unloaded and the gun ships with both flush fit and extended floorplate 7-round magazines.

Robert Horan, Naroh’s president, told they have been working on the design of the N1 pistol for well over three years. The company has been teasing the gun on social media for at least the past nine months.

No neophyte to the gun world, Naroh was founded in 2013 and is an OEM supplier specializing in machined components for the firearm industry. Horan explained most of the key employees in the company earned their stripes working for other gun makers before brining their talents to the Rockledge, Florida company.

The N1 is expected to begin shipping in May. MSRP is set at $399 for blued, with an extra $10 for a version with a silver stainless slide.

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Marlin Debuts Dark Series of 1895, 336 Lever Guns (VIDEO)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 06:00

Billed as being made for those inclined to both embrace and buck tradition at the same time, Marlin‘s new Dark series adds modern features to venerable cowboy guns.

The new take on lever-action rifles, available for the 336 and 1895 lines, blends a matte black parkerized finish with black-webbed hardwood furniture. Standard features include a factory-threaded barrel, big-loop lever and XS Lever Rail with ghost ring peep that can accommodate optics.

Barrels are 16.25-inches long on both models, translating to a 34.5-inch overall length for these noir brush guns. Weight is 7.65-pounds and both carbines use a five-shot tubular magazine.

The 336 Dark has standard 5/8x24TPI threads for suppressors or muzzle devices and is chambered in .30-30 WCT. (Photos: Chris Eger/

The stocks are painted hardwood with a black webbing texture to match the black parkerized finish on the receiver and barrel. Marlin had both models on display at the 148th NRAAM in Indianapolis last week.

The 1895 Dark, a .45-70 thumper, uses 11/16x24TPI threads.

The big loop comes standard with a paracord wrap while the rifles ship with a paracord sling and swivels. MSRP is set at $949.

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Army’s New B&T Sub Compact Weapon on hand at NRAAM

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 06:00

The B&T APC9K will almost fit in the palm of your hand– if you have really big hands. (Photos: Chris Eger/

B&T USA had their new APC9K sub guns, recently chosen for a hard-fought U.S. Army contract, on display for the crowd at the NRA Annual Meetings in Indy.

The APC9K was chosen for a small run of guns, dubbed “Sub Compact Weapons,” to arm the military’s Personal Security Details. The contract, which saw as many as 13 gun makers express interest, required firearms, “capable of engaging threat personnel with a high volume of lethal and accurate fires at close range with minimal collateral damage.”

With the stock extended, the sub gun is still under 21-inches overall

The final award, $2.5 million for 350 SCWs, with an option for up to 1,000 of the weapons, stressed that the winner needed to be as compact as possible.

The standard APC9 is a 9mm blowback action three-position select-fire SMG that fires from a closed bolt at a cyclic rate of 1,080 rounds-per-minute. The APC9K, with the final letter in the designation short for “kurz” or short, is a more compact version with a 5.4-inch barrel and 13.6-inch overall length with the stock fully collapsed.

Note the 3-lug suppressor QD attachment and rails to accommodate both BUIS and optics

Interestingly, B&T reps told the APC9 series lower receiver can be configured for use with either B&T’s proprietary double-stack detachable magazines, Glock mags, or Sig Sauer P320 9mm magazines. It should be noted that the Army is currently moving to the M17 and M18 series of pistols, made by Sig, which is based on the P320.

The APC9K uses ambidextrous non-reciprocating charging handles that fold down when not in use

And it is a very compact package

The military originally courted designs from a literal A-to-Z in compact gun makers including Angstadt, Colt, CMMG, CZ, Heckler & Koch, Lewis Machine & Tool, Noveske, PTR, Quarter Circle, and Zenith Firearms before choosing B&T. The company, with Swiss roots, plans on a semi-auto version of the APC9K.

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Indiana Governor Signs Pro-Gun Bill at NRA Event (VIDEO)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 05:30

Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb last Friday signed a carry reform bill into law while delivering a speech at the National Rifle Association’s Annual Meeting in Indianapolis.

The measure, HB 1284, passed the GOP-controlled state Senate 37-7 and the House 64-17 earlier this month before it was sent to Holcomb. The bill slices fees on carry licenses, allows applicants to register to vote during the licensing process, and expands self-defense protections in the state.

“Removing any and all barriers for lawful carry in our state is significant for the many Hoosier gun owners who want to protect themselves and others,” said Holcomb before signing HB 1284 in front of a crowd full of NRA members at the Lucas Oil Stadium. “This is an important bill. This is an important next step.”

The new law removes all state fees on regular permits, which the measure lengthens to five years from the current four. The price for lifetime permits will be $50, reduced to $40 if the applicant already has a short-term permit. The new fees will go into effect in July 2020.

As part of the bill, Indiana State Police locations, as well as local law enforcement offices that process carry permits, will be designated as voter registration offices, allowing applicants easier access to that process. Further, the new law allows license holders to carry a firearm during religious services at places of worship on school grounds, a practice that was formerly illegal.

Importantly, the bill provides immunity for a justified use of force in certain instances and requires courts to award a defendant’s legal fees when a lawful gun user has to back up their actions in court. “Previously, an undue burden was on the defendant in exercising the right to self-defense,” noted the NRA on the move. “Under the new law, that burden is shifted.”

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Starstruck: The Celebs of NRAAM (PHOTOS)

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 05:00

The National Rifle Association’s Annual Meeting always brings out the celebrities. From YouTubers to politicians to movie stars, you never know who you might find mingling on the showroom floor. played paparazzi this past weekend in Indianapolis, snapping pics of the stars we encountered on the NRA floor. reviewer Kristin Alberts snuggled up to Glock spokesman Chuck Norris. (Photo: Jacki Billings/

22Plinkster snapped at the Federal booth. (Photo: Jacki Billings/

Iceman Chuck Liddell didn’t knock us out for this pic. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/

Ted Nugent giving us a big smile. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/

Hickock45 and his son John Hickock. (Photo: Ben Phillipi/

Lena Miculek of the Miculek dynasty hanging out at Hoppe’s. (Photo: Jacki Billings/

The Gun Collective’s Jon Patton checked out a CMMG rifle. (Photo: Jacki Billings/

Max Michel, center, and, Kyle Lamb, right, discussed training tactics. (Photo: Jacki Billings/

Team Glock from left to right: Michelle Viscusi, Shane Coley and Ashley Rheuark. (Photo: Chris Eger/

Genevieve from Beyond the Unknown said a quick hello to (Photo: Jacki Billings/

Team Ruger shooters Maggie Reese Voigt and Beth Walker. (Photo: Jacki Billings/

Competition shooter Mandy Bachman manned the IDPA booth at the show. (Photo: Jacki Billings/

Semi Armed Life podcast hosts Mike and Alana were found perusing the Savage booth. (Photo: Jacki Billings/

Jessie Harrison signed autographs for fans. (Photo: Jacki Billings/

Shooting star and Springfield Armory front man Rob Leatham. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/

Cam Edwards in the midst of an interview. (Photo: Jacki Billings/

Former NRA president and current NRA Board Member David Keene. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/

The Gun Collective Panel boasted a lot of YouTube stars. From left to right: Adam Kraut, Kentucky Ballistics, 22Plinkster, Military Arms Channel, Talon Sei, Mrgunsandgear, We Like Shooting’s Shawn Herrin, TFB TV’s James Reeves, Tactical Toolbox and John Lovell from Warrior Poet Society. (Photo: Jacki Billings/

Rob Pincus looking dapper on the showroom floor. (Photo: Ben Phillipi/

Taran Butler and crew stopped by the Sig booth to chat. (Photo: Jacki Billings/

He’s at every show so we consider him a celebrity, the Alien Gear Holsters Alien posing with a fan. (Photo: Ben Phillipi/

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