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Every year at SHOT Show the Cabot booth is always abuzz. No mystery on why that is. Rob Bianchin, Cabot's Founder and President, consistently puts out the cat's pajamas.
The post An Art Gallery in Your Hands! Cabot’s $99,000 1911 – SHOT Show 2018 appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest.
Kryptek has collaborated with Spike’s Tactical this year to bring us a lineup of limited edition AR-pattern firearms.
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SIG Sauer is best known for military-style hardware, ranging from submachine guns and sniper rifles, to the new Army M17 pistol. It is easy to forget they also make 1911 pistols, some of the best around. The first time I shot a Sig 1911 over a decade ago, it was hard to miss the value of the included high-end features. This year, SIG released a special edition “ We the People” model, a sure win for collectors.
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SCCY is one of the last of the little guys, a firearms maker that isn’t part of a giant conglomerate. They set out to fill a single niche, and they have done that well. Sitting down with SCCY at SHOT 2018, we learned some of the reasons why.
The post A CCW-Pistol (Under $270!) A Design for Everyone — SHOT Show 2018 appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest.
SAR Arms had a new pistol, but more importantly a new company. The days of multiple importers are over, SAR is now SAR USA. This is a subsidiary of the Turkish firearms maker and will be handling all warranty issues for SAR pistols, regardless of who brought it into the country. This should smooth over any and all issues regarding parts availability, new models, and magazines.
The post Welcome to the US: SAR Arms 9mm CCW Pistol — SHOT Show 2018 appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest.
It is not often I see something so cool I have to stop and look, even if in practical use it has to be ridiculous. But the FightLite pistol grabbed my attention. Part pirate gun, part AR, this is one of those products that make even the most cynical ask “ How does it work?” It looks like the Sand People on Tatooine should be carrying it, but I am pretty intrigued.
The post Pirate Pistol: FightLite SCR AR Pistol -Ultimate Truck Gun — SHOT Show 2018 appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest.
“You feel like you can protect others and then all of a sudden it comes down to: You can’t even protect yourself,” she told the Globe. “And that’s devastating.”
The post ATF Comes Under Fire for Treatment of Women in Workplace appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest.
First up was the XD-E in 45 ACP. I have written a lot about the XD-E since it was first introduced in 9mm last year.
I affectionately call it the dark horse of the Springfield family because it is definitely not the first pistol that pops into mind when talking about S.A. For those that dig the XD-E, they'll argue that it's the best pistol in the lineup.
The post Springfield Armory XD-E in .45 ACP: The Dark Horse of the Springfield Family – SHOT Show 2018 appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest.
Is there some sort of 12-step program for holster addiction? If so, I may need it. As I prepared to write this, I took a quick look my holster collection and would guess I own at least 100 different holsters.
Part of it’s just hoarding. But, in my defense, I do need a lot of them. I’m a bit of a gun slut, and a lot of my guns need different holsters based on the situation. I’ve been told admitting your problem is the first step.
But, what if I could buy one last holster for all my pistols?
The post The Last Holster You May Ever Need: SureFire MasterFire Rapid Deploy Holster appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest.
Talk to a hunter about eating antelope and you’ll get a wide range of responses, from complaining that it’s foul and tastes of sage to praising it with the highest of compliments. It’s one of the few cuts of wild game that inspires such debate.
Personally, I love antelope, and have a hard time understanding the complaints from those who don’t.
It’s incredibly lean, with fewer calories than a wild turkey and less fat than a whitetail. This is a common criticism from hunters, but it should be noted that other ungulates like elk and moose are even leaner than a speed goat. Sure, it’s no slab of grass-fed beef, but it’s no vegetable, either.
The post Field to Table: Prepping Wild Game In the Off Season- Canned Antelope appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest.
Mechanical systems evolve over time. The earliest German Messerschmitt Bf 109 A fighter plane first flew in 1937. That remarkable aircraft sported a Jumo 210A 600-horsepower engine driving a fixed-pitch two-bladed propeller. Seven years later the Bf 109 G-6 carried a Daimler-Benz DB 605A-1 powerplant producing 1,455 hp turning a constant-speed variable-pitch paddle-geometry three-bladed prop. The G-6 was easily twice as capable as the earlier A model. The Nazis ultimately produced 33, 984 copies of the plane. Operational pressures exerted by full-bore combat on three fronts drove the Bf 109 to evolve over time.
The post The Evolution of the Canik TP9: Everyman’s Combat Handgun Becomes the Apex Predator appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest.
There’s no real way to know what you or your firearm are capable of without adequate training. As Jim Mora so famously quipped after his football team suffered a blowout loss, “You think you know, but you have no idea.” And that’s exactly what you find as you start to train with others more competent than yourself — you were never aware of just how much you didn’t know.
The post Perfect Medicine for Predators: Rock River’s LAR-8M in 6.5 Creedmoor — Review appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest.
Remember our coverage of the P210 last year? Me too. Followed immediately by Sig not shipping them. Catching up with SIG this year, they promised me they are both 1) real and 2) shipping right now. The new P210 is 100% American made, and sure to get you hot and bothered if you like target pistols. I still feel about it now exactly like I did at SHOT 2017.
The post Now Made Stateside-SIG P210: Elegant Heritage & Timeless Design — SHOT Show 2018 appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest.
Freedom Munitions has been one of the success stories of the last decade, moving from a tadpole start-up to an industry leader. They are constantly breaking new ground, and always a pleasure to see what they have dreamed up now.
The post American-Made Freedom: Freedom Munitions Continues to Innovate — SHOT Show 2018 appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest.
Thompson Center is the brand we think of for muzzleloaders, with a long heritage in the game. For this year, most of the changes are cosmetic. The gets a dress change with the Real Tree Edge pattern of camouflage, with either a black weather shield barrel or a full Real Tree barrel. Also new for […]
The post Thompson/Center Triumph Bone Collector Gets New Look: SHOT Show 2018 appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest.
IWI is famous the world over for bullpup designs, and this year stepped out with Tavor 7, a feature-rich addition to the lineup. The Tavor 7 is chambered in 7.62x51, a first for IWI. The gun is obviously larger than the 5.56 Tavor series, going to a big boy caliber requires some additional materials. For the bulk though, you get a lot. The new Tavor 7 is only 3/4ths of an inch longer than the original model.
The post New Israeli .308 Bullpup: IWI Tavor 7 — SHOT Show 2018 appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest.
This year at SHOT 2018, TruGlo stepped into the riflescope arena by introducing the uber-affordable Intercept Series.
The post TruGlo Launches the Intercept Series: $200 Hunting Scopes – SHOT Show 2018 appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest.
Crimson Trace is, as they say, the leader in laser sights for firearms. At SHOT Show 2018, we got a chance to swing by their booth to see what new offerings they have coming down the pike.
The post Crimson Trace: $60 Tac Light for Long Guns, New Laserguards & More – SHOT Show 2018 appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest.
It is not often we see a caliber that actually changes the way we think about shooting. Wildcats abound, often with marginal improvement over a factory round at best. There are exceptions, though most calibers fail to catch hold. Even those backed by major players. Several new calibers have been tried in AR-15’s over the past few years, none strong enough to give the rifle new legs. Today, hopefully, that changes.
The post Flight of the Valkyrie: .224 Puts Rounds On Steel at 1 Mile — Review appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest.
While the solicitation doesn't call the PDW by its commercial name, it's clear the military wants to play with SIG's new MCX Rattler.
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