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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.
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‘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 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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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.
Robert Horan, Naroh’s president, told Guns.com 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.View this post on Instagram
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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 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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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.”
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.
Interestingly, B&T reps told Guns.com 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 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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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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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. Guns.com played paparazzi this past weekend in Indianapolis, snapping pics of the stars we encountered on the NRA floor.