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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 …

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Cogswell & Harrison Windsor Shotgun

Cogswell & Harrison was established in May 1770 and is London’s oldest surviving gun maker. It has manufactured an exceptionally diverse range of sporting shotguns and rifles during its long and colorful history. It’s current “Bespoke” shotgun lists for a cool $80,000, but at SHOT the company launched a family of modern over/under shotguns called Windsor with a more lunch …

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Another 12-Gauge AR15

Wilkinson Tactical, LLC introduced what it calls “the first major innovation in tactical shotgun in years.” The CR-12 brings the proven Stoner M-16 design to a 12-gauge platform, with improvements to safety, performance and reliability. This12-gauge 2 ¾ inch semi-automatic, box magazine-fed AR-type shotgun has an 18.5 inch barrel, adjustable stock, free floating hand guard and tactical sling ring. Other …

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Unique ARs

When I saw the ARs in this booth, all I could think was “Bad-Ass.” Lots of folks like to think of the AR as a gun that’s easily “personalized,” but often that only goes so far as to say you have an assembly of different aftermarket parts from someone else. Unique-ARs has a way of making your AR as personal …

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Hornady’s New All-Range Bullet/Load

Hornady turned to Doppler radar to learn more about its bullets in flight and learned that the polymer tips commonly used in the bullet-making industry sometimes deform, or “slump” in flight, lowering the ballistic coefficient and reducing the bullet’s downrange potential. As a leader in tipped bullet technology, Hornady engineers sought out a new tip material and developed the Extremely …

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New Multi-Caliber Suppressor

With the price of suppressors being as high as they are, wouldn’t it be great if you had one that can do it all and be switched from one firearm to another regardless of caliber? You can pretty much use a larger caliber suppressor on a smaller caliber gun, but the suppression isn’t quite as good. The Optimus Silencer from …

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For The Shooter Who Has Everything (On Earth)–Cabot Guns Debuts Pistol Set Built From Meteorite

Cabot Guns has been producing premiere, state-of-the-art 1911 style pistols constructed to aerospace precision standards since 2011. Now the company has commenced work on extra-terrestrial pistols and will offer a mirror image set constructed from a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite. “We wanted to raise the bar again,” says Cabot founder and President Rob Bianchin, “The pistol set will be a modern …

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Ultra Lightweight AR

At 5.0 pounds with no compromises on materials, 2A-Armament has set out to deliver a factory built, lightweight rifle that combines all of its most popular products into one high quality rifle. The foundation is 2A’s popular BALIOS-lite receiver set, and then they add in every titanium component they make. All of that’s combined with some of the best parts …

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Kimber 2016

Some years at SHOT, Kimber shows some real head turners such as when it got into the pepper spray business with its PepperBlaster and more recently when it introduced the positively sexy Solo semi-auto pistols. This year saw mainly variations on existing models. One new variation is the addition of another the Amethyst Ultra II to Kimber’s Special Edition gem-tone …

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Ruger Ammunition

I first saw these loads at the 2015 SHOT Show under the PolyCase brand, but they have since teamed up with Ruger and in October 2015 launched Ruger Ammunition. This may well be the next generation of premium self-defense ammunition. The new line features PolyCase’s ARX bullet technology–a polymer matrix that performs in a wide range of firearms and is …

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Hot Little Holster

The Hidden Heat Lace II reminded me a lot of a holster-type product I once saw in which you unzipped your fly to whip out your rod. This soft and feminine elastic lace undergarment has ample stretch that comfortably hugs a woman’s curves while offering gentle tummy control. There’s a generous 5″ pocket that holds a wide variety of handguns, …

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SBR Muzzle Brake

EFAB (Enhanced Flash Arresting Brake) from Precision Armament is a unit that combines muzzle control with effective flash suppression even on barrels as short as 10 inches. Its technology uses an innovative configuration of diverging expansion nozzles to both diffuse and cool combustion gases resulting in maximum recoil reduction with minimum concussion to the rear and sides of the shooter …

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T/C Compass

Thompson Center Arms introduced the T/C Compass bolt-action rifle. It will be available in 10 calibers and reportedly won’t break the bank. MSRP is $399 and as of this writing, Centerfire Guns has them listed on their website for $357 (though the guns are not available at this time). The T/C Compass is packed with high-end features including: 5R rifling, …

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New Synthetic Mags — Hexmag

I think it’s safe to say that synthetic AR mags have eclipsed metal ones when it comes to reliability and durability. The latest one on the market that I saw at SHOT Show is from Hexmag. They’re available in black, FDE, OD green or dark gray to match any color scheme and claim to be some of the lightest and …