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SeeAll Sight

I saw this slick little sight in the SHOT Show New Products center. It’s hard to describe, but the SeeAll is kind of like an RMR or “window” sight in that you don’t have to have your eye perfectly aligned behind it to aim accurately and you can use it on rifles, handguns or shotguns. It uses fiber optic technology …

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Black Hills Had Wicked Looking Xtreme Defense Loads

The .38 Special snub nosed revolver is one of the more popular and probably the most reliable self-defense tools available. The problem is that because of its short barrel, most ammunition until now did not perform well at the velocities attainable in a snubbie. That’s why we see several manufacturers offering loads specifically for short-barrels handguns. Black Hills Ammunition, working …

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Boyds’ Savage A17 Hardwood Replacement Stocks

I’m a big fan of Boyds gunstocks because they’re made well, are reasonably priced and usually drop right in. I’m also a recent fan of Savage’s Model A17 .17 HMR semi-auto rimfire. “Our friends at Savage hit a homerun with the A17,” said Dustin Knutson, General Manager at Boyds. My only complaint about the A17 is it’s stock, and I’m …

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80% Glock-Compatible Pistol Frames

There has been a surge of interest in the past few years in shooters buying AR-15 lower receivers that are 80-percent finished, and then doing the final milling themselves. At SHOT Show, a company called Polymer80, known for its approach to 80% frames and full “do-it-yourself” rifle builds, showed the industry’s first 80% polymer pistol frame. Aptly named the “Spectre,” …

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New BATFE Approved Barrel On Thompson Semi-Auto Carbine

For more than 100 years, the “Chicago Typewriter” has been a favorite among collectors and shooting enthusiasts. Now, Kahr Firearms Group has given the semi-auto version a more authentic look with the introduction of its new barrel design on the Thompson T1-14 carbine. The barrel length is just 16 1/2 inches, 1 1/2 inches shorter than the existing T1 models …

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Smart Phone Wind Meter by Nikon

This is cool. Nikon launched a Spot On Ballistic Wind Meter that plugs directly into the headphone port found on almost all smart phones. The Spot On Wind Meter takes an accurate reading of the wind speed and direction and inputs the data directly into Nikon’s Spot On Ballistic Match Technology App on your phone. The app is free to …

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AR in .300 Win. Mag.

At SHOT Show, FALKOR DEFENSE called its carbon fiber PETRA .300 Win. Mag. the “apex” of the magnum AR class. It’s equipped with a 20” cut rifled PROOF Research carbon fiber barrel and offers accuracy that FALKOR says has never been experienced in a production AR. It’s built with FALKOR’s patented ambidextrous billet receiver and proprietary recoil reduction system. Unlike …

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IWI US Introduces TAVOR SAR In .300 Blackout

The .300 Blackout cartridge has gained enough popularity that IWI US, Inc. showed its highly popular TAVOR SAR as a dedicated .300 Blackout bullpup. This bullpup was deemed “Rifle of the Year” by the NRA’s American Rifleman magazine and for those who already own a TAVOR SAR in 5.56 NATO or 9mm, a .300 Blackout conversion kit will also be …

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Underfold Stocks for Ruger 10/22 rifles

Here was a cool little aftermarket gizzy for when you want to pack down a Ruger 10/22 rifle but don’t want to buy one of Ruger’s takedown versions. Underfold Stocks, LLC is making this underfolding stock in the USA. The company offers a variety of stocks with angled and straight arms and for all 10/22 barrel types. The patented design …

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FX-H Polymer 1911

American Tactical pioneered the Omni Hybrid MAXX Series of polymer AR-15s and now has a new FX-H Hybrid 1911 handgun in this line of polymer-based firearms.

The FX-H 1911 has a polymer frame with two metal inserts at the stress points while keeping the overall weight of this full-frame 1911 down to 1.6 lbs. making the FX-H possibly the lightest full-size …

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Multi-Caliber Survival Package

MGI had its Survival Package at SHOT Show set up for four popular calibers all in one tactical case. The package includes a 9mm HYDRA rifle utilizing Colt Style 9mm SMG magazines; an MGI 5.56 Conversion Kit that includes a 16-inch 5.56 barrel, a complete MGI modified bolt carrier group, a, MGI D-Fender D-ring for increased reliability, and the AR …

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HMG Sturmgewehr: STG-N

The original Sturmgewehr, or StG 44, was a selective-fire weapon deployed by Germany during WWII. It is generally considered the first true modern “assault” rifle. One of the key features to its success was its chambering for the 7.92x33mm Kurtz cartridge, as it generated more controllable recoil than the full-size 7.92x57mm Mauser cartridge. That provided a compromise between firepower needed …

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Chicks Dig SCARS, And I Dig The MREX

Kinetic showed its MREX SCAR receiver extension as a simple, durable and lightweight solution for the SCAR rifle platform. It allows for removal of the barrel with the extension still attached, allowing users to change out their barrel assembly with just a few screws. The overall design puts modularity in the places you want it and need it and nowhere …

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AR-15 Folding Stock

Dead Foot Arms showed a Modified Cycle System retro fit kit that allows a standard AR-15 platform to transform into a folding stock rifle that allows firing with the stock folded. The system uses proprietary dual spring technology that eliminates bolt bounce and reduces the overall length of a rifle with a 16-inch barrel to 26.5 inches when the stock …

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American-Made AKs And More From Century Arms

My first big boy gun came from Century Arms and the company has been near and dear to my heart ever since I pulled that long, greasy, beat-up M91 Moisin Nagant from its cardboard box several decades ago. In addition to surplus, Century Arms is always turning up interesting new guns and this year SHOT Show was no different. The …