Tuesday, January 31, 2012

KA-BAR Announces 2012 New Products

Highlights include five new knives in the Becker Knife & Tool line and four items in the Zombie™ line.

The Becker Machax makes its long awaited KA-BAR debut in 2012. Measuring 14 11/16" overall and featuring a 9 3/8" blade, the American-made Machax is fitted with a heavy duty polyester MOLLE sheath. The Machax will be available February 1, 2012 and has an MSRP of $135.67.

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KOWA Optics - Seeing is Believing

Long recognized as an industry leader across the globe in optic performance, Kowa offers a variety of optics designed to take your hunt to another level.

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According to Michael Bane

@ michaelbane.blogspot.com/2012/01/para-ac...reedom-group_30.html

First thing this AM, Para USA has been acquired by the Freedom Group of companies...here's the press release:

First thing this AM, Para USA has been acquired by the Freedom Group of companies...here's the press release:
Madison, NC – Freedom Group, Inc., (FGI) through a wholly owned subsidiary has announced today that it has finalized an asset purchase agreement to acquire certain assets of Para USA, INC., (Para).
Founded in 1985, Para has built a solid and enviable reputation for innovation, performance and reliability. Firearms enthusiasts, serious shooting competitors and law enforcement agencies choose with confidence from a wide and growing variety of Para pistols. Para’s revolutionary high capacity frame and light double action ( LDA ™) trigger systems, are part of the innovation that Para has brought to the world famous 1911 design.

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Castle Doctrine works in Ohio

In the wake of yet another home invasion in which the victim was able to defend himself with a firearm.

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Monday, January 30, 2012


PARA USA has released a new series of 1911-style pistols designed for tactical operators working on covert assignments.
The new BLACK OPS pistols feature PARA’s new all black Ionbond finish. This new finish is non-reflective and extremely durable, according to the company. Even the match grade barrel sports the new finish.

PARA 14-45 BLACK OPS Specifications
Model: 14-45 BLACK OPS
Product Code: PRX1445SO
Caliber: .45 ACP
Capacity: 14 + 1
Receiver: Stainless Steel with Integral Light Rail
Slide: Stainless Steel with Forward Cocking Serrations
Action: Single-Action, Auto Loading

Cost: around $1300.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Feb 14, 2012 Support Starbucks

An anti-2nd amendment (gun) group has called for a boycott of Starbucks on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2012.

Let's support the 2nd amendment to be sure that we and our friends will be buying something at Starbucks on that day! This will ensure that Starbucks profits, because they did choose to support the 2nd amendment by making the company decision to follow state and local law in support of its law abiding customers carrying firearms legally.

If you wish to read more the please check out: http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-seattle/nw-gun-rights-activists-coffee-up-as-starbucks-posts-profits

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


New Eliminator III Offers Extreme Accuracy For Extreme Long-Range Shooting. This next-generation laser scope provides expert shooters with a level of sophistication only imaginable before now.

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PARA Takes Concealed Carry to Deep Concealment

PARA's Carry Safe® line of pistols are famous for giving undercover officers a big bore pistol in the smallest and safest package possible. The micro-compact STEALTH holds six rounds of .45 ACP firepower in the magazine plus one round in the chamber. Its lightweight alloy frame means the STEALTH tips the scales at a mere 24 ounces. The ambidextrous safety when deployed blocks the hammer and disconnects the trigger until the officer sweeps it off with one quick motion.

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PARA Offers Classic P14-45 in Stainless

The P14-45 is the pistol that rewrote the book on .45 ACP high capacity fire-power.

Leupold's® New VX®-2 Riflescopes

Leupold® has replaced its VX®-II (Roman numeral designation) riflescope line with new VX-2 models that offer even greater optical performance and value for hunters and shooters.

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Revenge Riflescopes by Redfield Feature Accu-Ranger Ballistics System

Redfield's new Revenge™ line offers an exclusive "in-scope" ballistic ranging system and other premium features at commonly affordable prices for hunters and shooters. The line includes five riflescope magnifications as well as a scope for crossbow hunting.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

EOTech Rem. 870 & Moss. 500/590 Forearm + Zombie Sight – VIDEO POST

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Hornady Critical Duty, Zombie Max New 2012

The Grand Island bullet boys are preparing this year for the apocalypse with new Z-MAX zombie loads and component bullets. Z-MAX is available in popular handgun and rifle cartridges, and there’s even a 00 Buck load that’s sure to make a rotting mess into an even bigger rotting mess if you ever need to use it.

LaserMax for Ruger LCP/LC9

LaserMax has a new line of CenterFire laser sights.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Sig Sauer P224

The P224 will accept newer P229 magazines which will allow owners to carry a full capacity magazine as a spare, which a lot of concealed carry practitioners like to do. Sig’s new sub-compact will also feature full size SIGLITE night sights and a Double-Action-Only trigger.  Other common features include an overall length of 6.7″, overall height of 4.5″, overall width of 1.3″, a 3.5″ barrel length, and it weighs 24.5 ounces.  The SIG SAUER P224 will be available in 9mm, .40, and .357 SIG.  Suggested retail of the P224 is between $1,100-$1,200 depending on the model.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Smith & Wesson® Introduces New Additions to M&P15 Rifle Series

Smith & Wesson Corp. announces that the Company has added two new models to the M&P15 Rifle Series through its collaborative efforts with Magpul® and Viking Tactics®. The M&P15 MOE Mid and M&P15 VTAC® II tactical rifles bring new design elements to the Smith & Wesson lineup. Featuring a mid-length operating system, patent-pending flash hider and numerous other performance enhancements, the new tactical rifles provide reliable and feature-rich options for professional and recreational shooters.

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Smith & Wesson® Introduces New Classic Model 586 Revolver

The Company has added a new revolver to its legendary Classic line with the introduction of the Model 586. Deemed the Distinguished Combat Magnum when first introduced by Smith & Wesson in 1980, the new revolver reunites collectors and .357 Magnum® aficionados with one of the most sought after law enforcement firearms of its time.

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STI International

STI International's Employee Owners proudly announce the expansion of their Tactical line of pistols to a full "family" with the addition of the Tactical 3.0 for back up and concealed carry.

Built on STI's patented 2011 technology, the STI Tactical line offers more fire power advantage than 1911 tactical pistols. Combining this advantage with less felt recoil and other popular 2011 features, the STI Tactical line of pistols are superior pistols for all tactical applications. Whether for police and SWAT teams requiring a firearm with a light rail and high capacity, or for the individual demanding a high performance pistol with special features for personal protection, with the addition of the Tactical 3.0 the series now covers all tactical needs. The STI Tacticals deliver the added benefit of high capacity magazines without over-sizing the circumference of the grip; less than 1/8 of an inch difference with traditional 1911s.

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Trijicon Goes Long-Range With TARS Riflescope

A brilliant solution for the precision target shooter, professional operator or long-range hunter, Trijicon introduces its TARS™ High-Performance RifleScope.

The Trijicon TARS (Tactical Advanced RifleScope) is a 3-15x variable magnification, 50 mm-objective, illuminated-reticle optic designed for tactical and sporting rifles. Premium-grade optics, exact adjustments, and innovative reticle systems allow users to engage targets at extreme ranges.
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CrossBreed Holsters To Sponsor Bullets & Broadheads

Bullets & Broadheads, a family oriented outdoor show hosted by the Hendrick family that will be premiering this spring on The Sportsman Channel 3 days a week, has announced that CrossBreed Holsters, LLC will be a sponsor for the new TV series this spring.

Bullets & Broadheads is a new series on The Sportsman Channel this spring. It's a family oriented outdoor show hosted by the Hendrick Family- Michael, Sonia, & 13 year old Mikey. The show will bring you outdoor adventures from the prospective of a normal every day family. Michael is an experienced hunter who has taken numerous record book animals with bow & rifle. Sonia is the supportive mom & more of an observer learning the sport of hunting. Then there is little Michael who also has several record book animals, & now has ventured into bow hunting.

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Buckeye State caps off another banner year for the sale of firearms

TERMINATED: Canton police officer who threatened to execute concealed carry licensee is finally off the payroll.

The Canton Repository is reporting that notorious Canton Police Officer Daniel Harless, who was caught on his own police dash cam video last June verbally assaulting a concealed carry license holder and threatening to "execute" him, has finally been fired.


Springfield Armory

XDS Single Stack .45ACP Micro

It is a single stack .45ACP that holds 5 rounds in the magazine and 1 in the chamber. The barrel is 3.3 inches, and the overall length is 6.3 inches. It is only one inch thick. Empty the XDS weighs 29 ounces, and it is a striker fired pistol in the tradition of the XD and XD(M), with a polymer frame and forged steel slide.

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Nosler’s Varmageddon Varmint Bullets

Nosler added a new line of lower priced bullets and ammunition for high-volume varmint shooters called “Varmageddon.” They’re available as component bullets in .172″, .204″, .224″ and .243″ diameters, and loaded in .17 Rem., .204 Ruger, .221 Fireball, .222 Rem., .223 Rem., .22-250 and .243 Win. ammunition. The new bullets are quite a step up in quality from cheap bulk and rather different from Ballistic Tip Varmint bullets.

Don’t mistake lower price for lower quality, though. Varmageddon is a varmint bullet designed to be destructive, but at the same time is tough enough to stand up to twist rates as tight as 1:7 inches at high velocity without turning into little blue puffs of lead vapor exiting the muzzle.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012


Very full body, very concentrated flavor. Sweet, slightly earthy, herbal nuances with a gutsy richness.

Sumatra's coffees are grown almost exclusively by smallholders and processed by the semi-washed or wet-hulled method. The fruit is pulped on the farm, often by means of a hand-cranked mill, and the seeds, still encased in an endocarp, washed in a basket or bucket. They are laid on a mat for the briefest of dryings. Collectors purchase and hull the coffee at high internal moisture, removing the parchment, and exposing the beans. They subsequently dry in stages (and infuse with Sumatran character) all the way to the godowns in the port of Medan.

There is little sorting or grading, and this may be the secret of Sumatra: the process could not be more elementary; the cup could not be more satisfying. The syrup-like body and rustic complexity of Sumatra is particularly well developed in the full-throated Peet’s roast.

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Heckler & Koch

A few new products to offer us this year.  The two new German guns that will be available to us civilians are the MR762A1 and the HK45 Compact Tactical.

HK MR556A1
As the name suggests, its chambered in 7.62×51 (.308).  The MR762A1 is manufactured here in America but with German HK parts. HK MR762A1 has an MSRP price tag of $3,995.

HK 45 Compact Tactical

The HK45 Compact Tactical is a smaller version of the HK45 with a threaded barrel.  This new silencer friendly .45 has an 8 round while the V3 model will have a 10 round magazine–all HK45 magazines will work with the new HK45 Compact Tactical.

For those of interested in something you will never shoot unless you enlist in Germany –check out the new HK G28 pictured below.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Brownells Exclusive CQB T-Dot EOTech Sight Gives Fast Acquisition of Short and Long Range Targets

The new Brownells CQB T-Dot Holographic Sight pairs EOTech's EXPS2 battlesight with a custom-designed reticle to deliver fast aiming on targets closer than 10 yards and precise aiming for longer range targets.

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Interactive Catalog Gives Another Way to Shop at Brownells

Now Brownells customers can view the entire Wishbook of firearm accessories and gunsmithing tools on-oline. Starting in January, 2012, Brownells customers will be able to shop with an online version of the huge, 672 page, Catalog #64 and see everything in one giant resource

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Timney Triggers Announces Replacement Triggers for FN SCAR Rifles

Timney proudly announces the next generation of replacement triggers - the drop-in trigger for the SCAR 16 series of rifles.

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Barrett MRAD Wins 2012 Rifle of the Year

In 2010, the Barrett Model 98B® was named the American Rifleman, Rifle of the Year. Now for 2012, Shooting Illustrated honors the new Barrett MRAD bolt action .338 Lapua Magnum rifle with the same prestigious title.

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Leupold's® VX®-6 Gets FireDot™ Illumination

Leupold® has added the FireDot™ illumination system to its premier riflescope for hunters, the VX®-6.

The FireDot system leads the eye naturally to the center aiming point and makes target acquisition quick, precise and simple. It has a one-button, low-profile design that offers a choice of 12 different reticle brightness settings. Proprietary Motion Sensor Technology (MST™) automatically deactivates illumination after five minutes of inactivity, but reactivates immediately when any movement is detected.

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New Kruger T4i Riflescopes Offer One-Touch Illumination Controls, Key Tactical Features

The new scopes feature illuminated glass-etched reticles, locking windage and elevation knobs, and first-in-class, two-button illumination controls on three models. Scopes are housed in rugged, one-piece 30mm body tubes.

The collection is available in 1.5-5x32 and 1-4x24 models with standard dial illumination controls, and 2.5-10x50, 6-24x50 and 10-40x56 models with new one-touch illumination controls. Scopes are available with F-plex, CQR and LRR glass etched reticles.

Benelli Introduces the New Performance Shop M2 3-Gun Edition

Benelli's M2 established a sterling reputation as the shotgun of choice for serious 3-gun competitors. Benelli takes the M2 to the next level with the issue of the Performance Shop M2 3-Gun Edition.

Gauge: 12-Gauge
Barrel Length: 21"
Sights: HIVIZ Comp Sight
Metal Finish: Matte Blue
Stock Material: Synthetic w/ComforTech®
Average Weight: 7.1 lbs.
Overall Length: 42.5"
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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Superior Hearing Protection From Brownells

Brownells new Pro Series Hearing Protection electronic muffs offer premium features at a mid-range price point. The Pro Series muffs let shooters hear conversation and range commands while blocking out gunfire to prevent hearing damage.

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Winchester Expands PDX1 Defender Line

Winchester Ammunition is once again cementing PDX1® Defender™ as the industry's most complete and innovative line of ammunition for personal defense.

Headlining the new PDX1 Defender products in 2012 is the Segmenting Slug™ for 12-gauge shotguns.

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Safariland Launches Online Holster Finder Tool



When Meredith Graves of Tennessee traveled to New York for a job interview last month and was ensnared by New York’s restrictive gun laws, it wasn’t enough that she may face criminal charges for being honest, Mayor Michael Bloomberg had to sully her reputation by alleging she possessed cocaine.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

HOT SHOTS: another new shooting TV show!

It's called Hot Shots, and follows four top competition and exhibition shooters as they go about their normal (for them) shooting lives. Extreme shotgunner Patrick Flanigan, 3-time Steel Challenge champ K.C. Eusebio, exhibition archer and world-record holder Randy Oitker and the incomparable master of the revolver Jerry Miculek are the subjects of the show.

FN Strikes Back With All New FNS

FNH USA is pleased to announce the introduction of the new FN FNS-9 and FNS-40 striker-fired autoloading duty pistols to the American law enforcement and commercial market at the 2012 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. Built in the USA by a company with over 100 years of experience in the design and manufacture of striker-fired pistols, the FNS lineup represents the pinnacle of handgun performance, reliability and accuracy.

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Norma USA Launches at SHOT Show 2012

Norma, the Swedish manufacturer of superior hunting and target ammunition is launching a concerted effort in the US market to grow the brand as Norma USA. The new cases will be packaged in 25-round consumer packs with the new Norma USA branding and graphics.
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