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Faster Reloads with Cobalt Kinetics

Cobalt showed a slick new trick for AR shooters who want optimum reloading speed. The EVOLVE incorporates a C.A.R.S. (Cobalt Advantage Reload System) that dramatically speeds up reloads by eliminating two manual operations. C.A.R.S automatically drops the magazine when it runs empty, and as the operator inserts a fresh magazine, C.A.R.S sends the bolt into battery—automatically loading the rifle. Cobalt …

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Does Ruger’s Entry Into The Suppressor Market Suggest NFA Changes?

One of the first things that crossed my mind when I saw the release for Ruger’s new Silent-SR suppressor was, “Do they know something I don’t?” Unless you’ve been in a coma for the past several years, you should have noticed that suppressors are becoming more commonplace on shooting ranges. In many countries, it’s just good manners to use suppressors …

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New .30 Nosler Cartridge

I’ve always been a big fan of .26-caliber cartridges, but that diameter bullet has always had something of a black cloud following it in the U.S. until recently. Now we’re seeing cartridges such as the .260 Rem. and 6.5 Creedmoor getting the recognition they deserve. Nosler timed the introduction of its first cartridge, the 26 Nosler, to coincide with this …

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ThermaCELL Heated Insoles ProFLEX Heavy Duty

I know this is supposed to be all about guns and shooting and such, but I just had to include these because I know that, as I type this, Markey and Freeze are enjoying 19 degree temperatures while I’m enjoying the upper 60s. I also had a chance to actually use these while on a driven game hunt in Germany …

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Strangest New Product At SHOT?

Editor’s note: As an industry professional I am calling bullshit on this product hands down. Scott’s job is to get along with people and move through the industry circles. And he does that VERY well. He knows everyone and we are lucky to have him. He’s referring to this as, “strange”. I’m referring to it as bullshit.  He’s just being …

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Expedition AR

The Expedition rifle I saw from Fort Discovery is custom machined from 7000 series precision CNC aircraft billet aluminum and tumbled after machining to ensure a smooth finish. It has an ergonomically designed mag release that’s easier to use while wearing gloves and there’s a custom magwell with four “grit grooves” designed for optimal reloading. The Expedition rifle is optics-ready …

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CORBON Urban Response Load

CORBON showed a new 9mm Luger +P 100-grain Urban Response load. With a velocity of 1,475 fps, the light bullet packs 480 ft.-lbs. of muzzle energy. It has a patented V-shaped lead core topped with a black polymer ball crimped into place with the bullet jacket. On impact, the ball delays expansion allowing the bullet to penetrate before the V-shaped …

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CZ Scorpion and Bren

Marky specifically wanted me to check out CZ’s 805 Bren, so here’s my understanding–YMMV. It’s a convertible pistol/carbine, but you can only convert a pistol into a carbine, not a carbine into a pistol or you’re breaking the law. When you convert a pistol into a carbine, you have to have at least three US-made parts to remain 922(r) compliant …

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More Suppressors

The new multi .22 SLINGSHOT suppressor from Innovative Arms goes from precision accuracy to backyard plinking while remaining easy to clean even after heavy use. The SLINGSHOT gives you extraordinary sound suppression and an ear pleasing tone all in a durable, ultra-small size. The SLINGSHOT is constructed with a stainless steel or titanium outer tube and a one-piece heat-treated stainless …

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Doublestar’s “Beast”

So the Beast gets its name because the owner of Doublestar shot a monster of an alligator with the first gun—a ’gator so big that they called it the “Beast,” or so I’m told by Doublestar’s Director of Marketing and dear friend, Monica Sipp. She explained that despite the formidable name, the Beast is actually a pretty nimble and shootable …

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The Browning Sweet Sixteen is Back

Of all the Browning “humpback” shotguns, none has a more loyal following than the 16-ga. “Sweet Sixteen” and Browning brought it back for 2016. Like its most revered predecessor, the new A5 Sweet Sixteen is built on a receiver that is lighter and smaller than the 12-gauge A5 for reduced weight and a sleeker feel. While the original A5 used …

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Smith & Wesson 2016

Smith & Wesson’s M&P 15 rifle is a no-frills entry level AR that did away with features such as the dust cover and forward assist to keep costs down. AT SHOT, S&W showed the new M&P15 SPORT II that includes those additional features the original SPORT did away with. Manufactured on a forged upper and lower receiver of 7075 T6 …

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Kimber REeVOLVE K6 Revolver

When I first got the release on what Kimber was bringing out for 2016, it had some model variations but nothing really amazingly new. Then, at SHOT Show, I started hearing about Kimber introducing a revolver and I thought, “What the heck?” At first I was a little miffed until my friend, Ryan Busse, from Kimber explained that they hadn’t …

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DDI12—12-gauge AK

You’re probably familiar with the 12-gauge Saiga or the Molot-made Vepr that we reviewed here last year. Now there’s a new 12-gauge AK from Destructive Devices Industries called the DDI12 that is going to give those two a run for their money. It incorporates the following features: Left side charging handle, long sight radius including fiber optic sights, ambidextrous AR-15-style …

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A “Broom” For Brass

The first time I saw a device like the Ammo Up was at Gunsite Academy, but instead of being configured like a broom, it was more like a roller. The rubber fingers deftly picked up the brass from the desert as neatly as if the range had been vacuumed. I was told the roller was originally developed for the nut …