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SHOT•SHOW 2012 FEATURES NSSF’s Steve Sanetti says industry healthy despite economy . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Raahauge announces dates for annual Shooting Fair, Youth Safari . . . . . . . . . . . .14 The evolving Fred Hall Shows . . . . . . . . . . .16 Ducks Unlimited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Wyoming: Equality State beckons business, sportsmen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Idaho: It’s not called ‘the Gem State’ for nothing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 LONG GUNS Colt (booth #12529) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Mossberg (booth #12734) . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Anschutz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Bushmaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 DPMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Ruger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Barrett (booth #11371) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Kel-Tec (booth #s 16741, 16745, 7506) . . .26 Rock Island Armory (booth #16860) . . . .26 CZ-USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Uberti (booth #13356) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Shiloh (booth #2027) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Sig Sauer (booth #12240) . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Legacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Charles Daly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Winchester (booth #11929) . . . . . . . . . . .32 Marlin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Merkel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Olympic Arms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Remington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Savage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Smith & Wesson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Steyr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Weatherby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 SHOTGUNS Benelli (booth #13356) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Stoeger (booth #13356) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Century International (booth #15931) . . .35 Franchi (booth #13356) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Remington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Browning (booth #s 12740, 15129, 15538) 36 Winchester (booth #11929) . . . . . . . . . . .36 Mossberg (booth #12734) . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Legacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 HAND GUNS Colt (booth #12529) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Century International (booth #15931) . . .38 CZ-USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Charter Arms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Sig Sauer (booth #12240) . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Rock Island Armory (booth #16860) . . . .40 Dan Wesson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Freedom Arms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

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CONTENTS Glock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Heizer Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Kahr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Chiappa (booth #16144) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Ruger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Para USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Sphinx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Springfield Armory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Taurus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 OPTICS Swarovski (booth #12120) . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Nikon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Steiner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Vortex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Zeiss (booth #27203) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Bresser (booth #4063) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Nikko Sterling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Burris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Swatscope (booth #6408) . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Trijicon (booth #s 10473, 11923, 12117) . .47 Command Arms (booth #20257) . . . . . . .47 Bushnell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 KNIVES Browning (booth #s 12740, 15129, 15538) .48 Colonial Knife Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Lone Wolf (booth #3050) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Benchmade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Kershaw (booth #s 10562, 14123) . . . . . .50 Ontario Knife (booth #20305) . . . . . . . . . .50 Pacific Solution (booth #4152) . . . . . . . . .50 Buck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Coast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Columbia River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Gerber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Spyderco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 AMMUNITION Century International (booth #15931) . . .52 Black Hills Ammunition (booth #3019) . .52 Hevi-Shot (booth #2233) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 CCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Barnes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Remington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Corbon (booth #12274) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Hornady (booth #13145) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Federal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Fiocchi (booth #15942) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 ALS (booth #27000) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Winchester (booth #11929) . . . . . . . . . . .57 RELOADING Hodgdon (booth #16738) . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Hornady (booth #13145) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Redding (booth #16149) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Lyman (booth #15124) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Barnes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58

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Tuesday, Jan. 17................................ 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18.......................... 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19.............................. 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 ........................................ 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Rainier Ballistics (booth #3017) . . . . . . . . . .59 Sierra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Federal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 RCBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 ACCESSORIES Americase (booth #s 13579, 1609) . . . . . .60 Browning (booth #s 12740, 15129, 15538) .60 Bullet Bunker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Black Rain Ordnance (booth #2221) . . . .60 Carlson Choke Tubes (booth #1116) . . . .62 Command Arms (booth #20257) . . . . . . .62 Bog Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Buffalo Gold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Desiccare (booth #1652) . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Eagle Grips (booth #16242) . . . . . . . . . . .64 Frogg Toggs (booth #11040) . . . . . . . . . . .64 Grabber Warmer (booth #1005) . . . . . . . .64 GoldenRod Dehumidifer (booth #3728) . .64 Hunter Leather (booth #1809) . . . . . . . . .66 Liberty Safe (booth #13623) . . . . . . . . . . .66 Crooked Horn (booth #1757) . . . . . . . . . .66 4D Reamer Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Huberd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Peet (booth #1025) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 N82 Tactical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Secure Firearms (booth #1008) . . . . . . . .68 Pachmayr (booth #15124) . . . . . . . . . . . .68 XS Sight System (booth #1318) . . . . . . . .68 Skull Hooker (booth #1508) . . . . . . . . . . .70 Smith Optics (booth #7310) . . . . . . . . . . .70 Sun Optics USA (booth #3860) . . . . . . . . .70 Versatile Rack (booth #2059) . . . . . . . . . .70 9G (booth #2718) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Wiley X (booth #s 128, 20220) . . . . . . . . .72 Self Defense Supply (booth #6009) . . . . .72 Shooting Chrony (booth #1016) . . . . . . . .72 California Competition Works (booth #16240) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 LoopRope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Grizzly Industrial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Otis Technology (booth #14213) . . . . . . . .72 Coast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 SEMINAR SCHEDULE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Wyoming Business Council (booth #’s 1725, 1825) Second Amendment Foundation (booth #16753) Idaho Dept. of Commerce (booth #2943) Gun Broker (booth #15147)

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NSSF’S STEVE SANETTI SAYS INDUSTRY HEALTHY DESPITE ECONOMY he overall economy has been down, but the firearms industry has remained healthy, and that translates to more business and additional benefit to wildlife. Just ask Steve Sanetti, president of the National Shooting Sports Foundation. He spoke to Northwest Sportsman for this special SHOT Show preview issue, and it was an upbeat conversation.

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where it is more affordable, and more people are hunting. In 24 states, hunting license sales are up. “That trend reversed a 20-year decline in license sales,” he said. Expect this good news to be part of Sanetti’s remarks during the annual State of the Industry address, and during a Tuesday morning press conference. It’s going to be a busy SHOT Show,

“Generally,” he noted, “when times are tough there is a time when gun sales stay strong and then they bottom out, but that’s not what’s happening at all this time around. We’ve had 18 months of consecutive year-over-year growth.” Sanetti said there are a variety of reasons for this steady growth, not the least of which is the economy. It keeps people closer to home, they are likely to spend more money to hunt and shoot

with a somewhat different appearance. This year, the show covers some 625,000 square feet of floor space, and there are slightly wider aisles. A few companies were actually asked to reduce the size of their booths to make room for more exhibitors. Thus, the SHOT Show remains the largest show in the industry, with tens of thousands of people gathering in Las Vegas for the four-day event.

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This year, visitors will see more signage and electric signs pointing the way to different show sections.There’s a new escalator added to the Sands Convention Center to make moving between the two show levels that much easier. And perhaps most important of all, exhibitors will be essentially in the same location this year as they were last year. The entrance hallway has also been cleared out and the exhibitors have been moved inside the exhibit hall. Another factor in the continued health of the industry, Sanetti suggested, probably is influenced with a growing interest in gun ownership, accompanied by a decline in support for gun control. “Support for gun control has never been lower,” he said, “and support for shooting and hunting has never been higher.” More women are getting involved in shooting and hunting as well. It has become socially acceptable for women to own and use firearms. Of course, since the Supreme Court has twice ruled that the right to keep and bear arms is an individual civil right, concealed carry has continued to gain traction. With the addition of Wisconsin in 2011, only one state, Illinois, remains where there is no kind of legal carry option. Sales of concealable defensive handguns continue to rise. Some estimates place the number of legally licensed citizens at more than 6 million, and that number will likely keep climbing. In Sanetti’s words, “The Supreme Court has ruled that the Second Amendment means what it says.” Another component of industry’s continued success is youth involvement. “There are more sports activities for young people,” Sanetti revealed.“Scouting is emphasizing shooting again, and the 4H is somewhat more involved.” continued on page 20


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SHOT•SHOW 2012 RAAHAUGE ANNOUNCES DATES FOR ANNUAL SHOOTING FAIR, YOUTH SAFARI he industry this week is getting a first look at new guns and gear from all over the map, but come June, thousands of people — ultimately consumers — can get a hands-on experience with many of these firearms at the annual Raahauge’s Shooting Sports Fair in Corona, Calif. According to Mike Raahauge, for more than 20 years this shooting fair has attracted huge crowds that spend three days at his property, where children are admitted free, and they go through tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition, BBs and paintballs. Last year, he said 20,000 people attended the Shooting Sports Fair, and they got to meet representatives from literally all of the major firearms companies. “There is nothing else like this in the United States,” Raahauge told Northwest Sportsman. “We get very good industry support, and where else can you go and shoot everybody’s gun and not have to

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buy it?” As usual, this year’s event — scheduled June 1-3 — will be a joint operation with the staff at Turner’s Outdoors, whose involvement isn’t just smart business, it is an investment for the future, and not just for the store. Visitors to the Shooting Sports Fair become customers, if they are not already, and if they are accompanied by their children, that may translate to a couple of generations of customers. There are manufacturers’ representatives, firearms instructors and other experts at the event, and there are also seminars over the course of the weekend, discussing big game and waterfowl hunting, upland wing shooting and various other shooting activities. But it doesn’t stop there. The annual Raahauge’s Youth Safari Day is scheduled July 21 this year. Last year, the event drew 4,000 youngsters, and their parents, for a day of activities that included a unique

opportunity to shoot at remote-controlled model airplanes with paintball guns. Raahauge estimated that 80,000 paintballs were used in that single day. The Youth Safari is a week prior to the California State Sporting Clays shoot, Raahauge noted. He expects approximately 450 shooters for that event, and noted that this year there will be an additional $5,000 in prize money. There will be firearms awarded in every class, and right now Raahauge is looking for additional sponsors for the various shooting stations. Raahauge’s Shooting Enterprises 14995 River Road Dept. NWS Corona, CA 92880 (951) 735-7981 www.raahauges.com Turner’s Outdoors 1041 S. Mildred Ave. Dept. NWS Ontario CA 91761 (909) 923-3009 www.turners.com


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SHOT•SHOW 2012 THE EVOLVING FRED HALL SHOWS By Bart Hall n 1945, the year of my birth, Fred Hall, my father, had the idea to produce a “sportsman’s show.” He began at Gilmore stadium in Los Angeles and a few years later moved to the Pan Pacific Auditorium. Over the years the show has evolved and moved to various locations in the Los Angeles Metroplex area. 36 years ago he added another show in San Diego, originally downtown at Golden Hall, but for the last 34 years it has been at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Originally the shows featured all forms of “outdoor recreation.” Over the years, in an effort to separate himself from the plethora of “sportsman’s shows” that copied his ideas, Fred Hall changed the name of the shows to the Western Fishing Tackle & Boat Shows. These shows have become the preeminent consumer fishing shows in the world. They have been sold out for over 20 years. The name of the shows became basically meaningless because, over time, they were simply called the Fred Hall

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Shows by local attendees and the local media. In 2009 the boat business in the United States went into a serious decline. The vast majority of boat dealers in California went out of business. Those that remained solvent were forced to take smaller exhibit spaces in the shows. This provided the Fred Hall Shows with an opportunity to expand the parameters of the shows. There was suddenly enough space to begin to seriously consider the shooting sports and all forms of outdoor recreation as poten-

tial exhibitors. Over 60 percent of all Fred Hall Show attendees participate in the shooting sports. Because of the huge crowds that attend these events, that means that the Fred Hall Shows attract more shooters than any other shows in the west. So, officially in 2010, we changed the name of the shows to “The Fred Hall Shows” and in 2011 we changed it again to, “The Fred Hall Shows…the Ultimate Outdoor Experience”. The Fred Hall Shows now, once again, incorporate all forms of outdoor recreation including: fishing; hunting; shooting sports; boating; travel; camping; free diving and SCUBA diving. These are large shows, with large avid crowds. You can’t stand in front of more potential customers in the outdoor recreation business at any other events. The show dates for 2012 are: “The Fred Hall Show…The Ultimate Outdoor Experience,” at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, March 7-11, 2012 and the “Fred Hall Show…The Ultimate Outdoor Experience” at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, March 22-25, 2012. SS


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SHOT•SHOW 2012 DUCKS UNLIMITED CELEBRATES 75 YEARS!

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eventy-five years ago this month, a small group of avid waterfowlers took bold action to help restore waterfowl populations devastated by drought and wetland drainage. Led by printing magnate Joseph Palmer Knapp and other members of the More Game Birds in American Foundation, these conservation pioneers founded a new organization with the singular mission of protecting and restoring wetlands in Canada, where the majority of the continent's waterfowl are raised. A year after outlining their plan, the dream of Knapp and his colleagues became a reality. Ducks Unlimited, Inc.—the U.S.-based entity that would serve to gather and disperse funds—was incorporated on January 29, 1937, in Washington, D.C. Ducks Unlimited Canada, the entity that would actually carry out the founders' ambitious plan, was incorporated shortly thereafter in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on March 10. “First Nation-Wide Organization of Wild Fowlers Completed” was the headline of the inaugural issue of the Ducks Unlimited quarterly in April 1938. To raise funds for its conservation work, DU immediately began

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working to organize a volunteer committee in each state, under the guidance of a competent state chairman, assisted by one or more vice chairmen and other officers. Each state committee had a financial target they had to accept and try to meet. Unlike today's DU, early “membership” was in the form of five-year “subscriptions”—the same method used by More Game Birds. The length of these pledges would help facilitate long-range planning—knowing how much money was coming down the road would allow DU Canada to plan for projects several years in advance. Now, 75 years later, DU’s founders would be proud of what their organization has accomplished for waterfowl. Supported by legions of dedicated volunteers, DU has raised more than $3.3 billion to conserve more than 12.4 million acres of wetlands and other waterfowl habitat across North America. This noble conservation tradition will continue this year as Ducks Unlimited celebrates its 75th Anniversary. Highlights will include DU's 75th national convention, which will serve as a homecoming for past

and present DU volunteers and staff the weekend of May 30−June 2, 2012, in Nashville. For example, all current and former state chairmen will be invited to attend a special night of fellowship at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center in the Music City. Throughout this anniversary year, special event merchandise, including three commemorative dinner guns and an all-star art package, will be available at DU events nationwide. Diamond Anniversary project dedications will be held in each state to celebrate DU’s conservation work. A special historical episode of DUTV will air on the Outdoor Channel. And of course, stay tuned to Ducks Unlimited magazine and ducks.org/75 for special anniversary coverage. And The Ducks Unlimited Story—a hardcover book by Michael Furtman— tells the story of Ducks Unlimited’s first 75 years, from its founding in 1937 to the generations of sportsmen who made DU the greatest conservation organization in history. It also includes never-beforeseen pictures and documents recently discovered in DU’s archives.


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Southern California

Youth Safari Day July 21, 2012

If you are looking for a proven event to reach out to KIDS we are it!! Youth Safari Day has over 13 years of success and has touched over 30,000 families in the Southern California area. This one day event helps to introduce over 4000 kids to outdoor venues such as all shooting sports: BB gun, 22 rifle and pistol, air soft and sporting clays. Also included are fishing, rock climbing, decoy painting, archery, kayaking, and much, much, more. We need your sponsorship help now!! So join the following sponsors: Arrow-

head Water, Animal Pest Management, Benelli, Bighorn Ranch, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Cannon Safe, Coleman, Conklin Foundation, Cobra Kayaks, Daisy Air Rifles, EZ-UP, Farmer John Meats, Federal Ammunition, Grand Slam Club/ Ovis, Henry Guns, Jim Ferry & Associates, Legacy Sports, Remington Arms, Ruger, Soft Air USA, Safari Club International, Los Angeles and Orange County Chapters Safari Club International, Smith & Wesson, Tejon Ranch, Turners Outdoorsman, Weatherby Foundation, Wild Game Feed and Wolf Ammunition. Donate in-kind merchandise, money or ?? for the event. Call today; we need your support!! Call John Whipple at 949-933-5885 for information on sponsorship.

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SHOT•SHOW 2012 WYOMING: EQUALITY STATE BECKONS BUSINESS, SPORTSMEN here is just something about Wyoming, whether you’re talking about the prairie, the Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone, the state’s cattle and cowboy heritage, big game hunting, tremendous sportfishing opportunity, hiking, camping and/or just sight-seeing. Wyoming has it all and one other thing: A terrific business climate that is gun-friendly and equally friendly to a business bottom line. Doing business in Wyoming boils down to friendly regulations, and dollars and sense (and we didn’t misspell that). This is the Real West, home of the

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Red Desert, the Bighorn Mountains, Jackson Hole, Cody, the Grand Tetons, the Wind River Range, Cheyenne, Laramie, the Devil’s Tower, antelope, mule deer, elk and bison. The state has a lot of history, and opportunity for businesses to make a little history of their own. There is good transportation, modern highways, and people ready to put out the welcome mat. During this week’s SHOT Show, representatives from six outdoor businesses will share an exhibit with staffers from the Wyoming Game & Fish Department. Those businesses are Lucid LLC,

High Mountain Seasonings, Stukey’s Shooting Benches, the Shady Lady Shooting Company, Best of the West Productions and the Twisted Barrel. They will host a media reception on Thursday at the Venetian Hotel in Room 4302. Throughout the week, they will answer questions and provide information to people attending the SHOT Show and particularly businessmen and women who may be interested in moving to this grand state. Find out about hunting and fishing opportunities as well. It’s all there waiting. SS

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sequences regarding their rights, and there tends to be a “pretty clear distinction between candidates,” firearm sales tend to go up. For whatever reason, the industry is

enjoying good times in a sluggish economy and this week’s SHOT Show will underscore that with new gun and gear introductions that should bring new and repeat customers through retail doors. SS

One last influence is political, he indicated. During a national election year, when firearms owners may be concerned about the possible adverse con-

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SHOT•SHOW 2012 IDAHO: IT’S NOT CALLED ‘THE GEM STATE’ FOR NOTHING leven species of big game, 15 different waterfowl species, ten upland bird species and more than 30 fish species — plus a business climate that actually likes business — and you get the feel for Idaho. From high prairie and desert to the timbered rocky mountains, Idaho has it all. Here’s the state with the famous Hells Canyon of the Snake River, the “Big Three” lakes — Priest, Pend Oreille and Coeur d’Alene — up in the northern Panhandle country, and plenty of wilderness in between. Yet there is also commerce and industry, and a state that is home to legendary companies like Herrett Stocks and Buck

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Knives, Speer and CCI. During this week’s SHOT Show, the Idaho Department of Fish & Game, and the Idaho Department of Commerce are partnering in an exhibit just to tell the industry all about the Gem State. It’s not difficult to understand why so many outdoorsmen and women visit Idaho, and many go there to stay. One can still purchase general deer and elk tags, and there are opportunities to hunt and fish. At the right time of year, one can go after salmon and steelhead, hunt chukar or other upland birds or big game, or waterfowl if one times it right. That takes a bit of studying and planning, of course!

Indeed, there is some kind of hunting and fishing opportunity year-round in the Gem State, from varmints to big game. IDFG has seven regional offices and the main headquarters is in Boise. Staff personnel at these offices are helpful and they enjoy talking to sportsmen and -woman. Idaho has good populations of whitetail and mule deer, elk, black bear and other big game. Find out everything by logging onto the IDFG website at fishandgame.idaho.gov. SS


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COLT UNVEILS NEW RIFLES

Colt Defense-Magpu

P.O. Box 1868, Dept. NWS, Hartford, CT 06144/(860) 236-6311/www.colt.com

This year Colt is introducing a new rifle model that is a collaboration with Magpul featuring some of that company’s top accessories for the AR platform, under the Colt Defense LLC brand. Colt has also announced five new California-compliant rifle models. The new Colt Defense-Magpul model is built on the Law Enforcement carbine platform. It has a retracted buttstock, MOE vertical grip and handguard, Generation 2 rear Back-Up Sight, MOE trigger guard and a pair of Magpul 30-round polymer magazines.

Weighing 6.8 pounds, it measures 30.5 inches. The rear Back-Up Sight is spring-loaded to pop up fast from the folded position, while the hand grip has a compact design with a more vertical grip angle. This new rifle is available in black, dark earth, or with contrasting Magpul parts. All models are available with a “bullet button” to make them California compliant. The other new additions are also California compliant.

In addition to the three models listed above, Colt offers its Model LE6920CA carbine with a bullet button so it is state compliant for commercial sale to private citizens. The Model LE6920CA weighs 6.95 pounds and measures 35.5 inches overall with a 16-inch barrel. There’s also the Model LE6940CA built on the M4 platform is slightly less heavy with its one-piece monolithic rail extending from the receiver to the front sight. It has an A2 pistol grip, DCH rear sight, Colt flash suppressor and a nine-round magazine. For more information, see us at booth #12529

MOSSBERG’S RIFLE SELECTIONS INCLUDE NEW ARS 7 Grasso Ave., Dept. NWS, North Haven, CT 06473/(203) 230-5300/www.mossberg.com

Mossberg’s leap into the modern rifle arena has been making big headlines and this week’s SHOT Show will provide many retailers the first opportunity to look them over. There is also a bolt-action Predator model in the mix. However, the spotlight is definitely on Mossberg’s AR-platform semi-auto rifles. Chambered for .223 Rem./5.56mm NATO rounds and

Anschutz 7661 Commerce Lane, Dept. NWS, Trussville, AL 35173 (205) 655-8299/www.steyrarms.com

New from Anschutz is the Model 1780 D FL, a bigbore sporter built for rugged service. The Anschutz Model 1780 D FL is chambered in .308 Win., ./30-06, 8x57 and 9.3x62. It featured a six-lug bolt, 22.1-inch cold hammer forged barrel, matte black anodized aluminum alloy receiver, Turk-

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one chambered in .22 , there are several models for 2012 gun racks. The lineup includes: • Mossberg’s Modern Rifle, with a free-floating 20-inch barrel, A4 flat top upper with Picatinny rail, an A2 style stock, slender freefloating forend tube, single-stage trigger and five-round magazine. It is available in Mossy Oak Treestand or Brush. • The MR Tactical features a free-floating 16

Mossberg’s Modern Rifle

¼-inch barrel with a removable A2 muzzle brake. The A4 flattop upper receiver has a Picatinny rail and there’s a Picatinny quad rail around the barrel. The butt stock is adjustable to six positions, and a fixed-stock version is available. The front and rear sights are removable. In addition, Mossberg is offering the Model 715 T, a “tactical .22” autoloader with an M4 flattop design that will be available this year in Optic and camo versions. The Predator rifle is a bolt-action repeater that will be available with a laminated wood stock or a composite sporter stock. Both will feature thick recoil pads, extended magazines, 18 ½-inch medium fluted barrel. For more information, see us at booth #12734

ish walnut stock, hand-bedded, locking aluminum bedding block and it is drilled and tapped for a Weaver-style scope rail. The rifle also has a detachable box magazine.

5.56mm rounds with 1:7-inch rifling twists: 10.5, 14.5 and 16.5 inches.

Bushmaster

3312 – 12th Street S.E., Dept. NWS, St. Cloud, MN 56304 (320) 258-4448/www.dpmsinc.com

999 Roosevelt Trail, P.O. Box 1479, Dept. NWS Windham, ME 04062 (207) 892-3594/www.bushmaster.com

For 2012 there are five rifle models in the Bushmaster commercial line, including one basic state complaint model, another with a California-compliant bullet button and three law-enforcement models. Scheduled for launch by spring is a 6.8-caliber conversion, and three new barrel lengths for

DPMS announces new rifle configurations Four new rifle variations have been announced by DPMS for 2012, all on the AR platform, including one

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RUGER

Gunsite Scout Rifle

1 Lacey Place, Dept. NWS, Southport, CT 06890/(203) 259-7843/www.ruger-firearms.com

Introduced at mid year but making its official debut during this week’s SHOT Show, the Ruger 77/357 bolt-action rifle is one of two entries worth a gander. The other is the left-hand version of the popular Gunsite Scout Rifle. Ruger’s Model 77/357 is cham-

bered for the .357 Magnum cartridge. It has a five-

model that will fit young and smaller-framed shooters. The new Tac 2 has a chrome-lined 4150 lightweight barrel with a Panther flash suppressor, Magpul ACS stock, MOE grip, trigger guard and a new M111moduler free-float rail system. Then there’s the Tactical Precision Rifle, which is reminiscent of the SDMR model that was discontinued three years ago. It has a bead-blasted 416 stainless steel HBAR barrel with an AAC blackout flash suppressor, the M111modular free-float rail system and B5 Systems stock. It also has a Magpul MOE grip and trigger guard. DPMS also offers the Lite LR-308 rifle. This one has a 24-inch 416 stainless lightweight fluted barrel and a carbon-fiber free-float tube improved for 2012. It also features an A3 receiver and it is chambered for the .308 Win. The Compact Hunter has a B5 SOPMOD retractable stock that will fit youth and women better. It has a 16inch Teflon-coated stainless barrel and carbon-fiber free-float tube. It also has a Hogue pistol grip, flattop with rail and it is available in all current hunter calibers.

round rotary magazine, stainless-steel barrel and receiver, and a black composite stock. Designed for hunting in heavy cover when midsize game is the target, the 77/357 has an 18.5-inch

cold hammer-forged barrel. During testing, it performed very well with Hornady 140-grain FTX ammunition. The Gunsite Scout Rifle version for southpaws is a mirror image of the original right-hand model. Weighing 7.5 pounds, the Gunsite model has a 10round extended magazine, post front sight and adjustable rear, flash suppressor on a 16.5-inch barrel, laminated wood stock with thick recoil pad and a Picatinny-type rail ahead of the action. The Gunsite model is chambered for the .308 Win. Ruger also offers replacement polymer magazines for the Scout rifle. They are offered in three-, five- and 10-round sizes. For more information, see us at booth #11840

BARRETT’S BIG GUNS REMAIN IN THE SPOTLIGHT P.O. Box 1077, Dept. NWS, Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1077/(615) 896-2938/www.barrettrifles.com

Barrett continues to dominate the big-bore shooting scene in 2012, and that momentum can be credited in large part to rifles currently in production, the M107A1, the MRAD and the REC7 PDW (for Personal Defense Weapon). The M107A1 is chambered for the .50 BMG cartridge, and it is 4 pounds lighter than the military M107 rifle. It comes from the factory ready for a suppressor, and it has a round four-port muzzle brake that is designed to interface with that suppressor. This big rifle has an aluminum upper receiver, specific titanium components and an advanced bolt carrier group and recoil system. Barrett’s husky MRAD rifle is a bolt-action model that scales 14.8 pounds. It has an adjustable length of pull, thumb-operated safety and ambidextrous magazine release, and a modular design that allows the user to change out the barrel system with simple tools. In .223 Remington or 6.8 SPC, the REC 7 rifle is designed for military or law enforcement work because of its short barrel. There is a commercial version with a 16-inch barrel. The piston is made from 17-4 stainless steel while the pistol bolt is made from 9310 steel. The gas block is chrome-lined and has forward venting. For more information, see us at booth #11371

KEL-TEC P.O. Box 236009, Dept. NWS, Cocoa, FL 32926-6009/(321) 631-0068/www.kel-tec.com

CZ-USA 1401 Fairfax TFWY, B-119, Dept. NWS, Kansas City, KS 66115 (800) 955-4486/www.cz-usa.com

Four new rimfire models including one with a Mannlicher-style stock, and a tactical style centerfire rifle have been announced for 2012 by CZ-USA. In the rimfire category, there’s the handsome CZ 455 FS, a full-length stocked model with a slightly raised comb, hooded front sight, checkering on the grip and forearm, and five-round magazine. It is available in .22 Long Rifle, .22 Magnum and .17 HMR.

Two new rifles from Kel-Tec are debuting this week at the SHOT Show, and one is chambered for the new .300 Blackout cartridge. The SU-16CA-BLK has a 16-inch barrel and is 35.9 inches OAL. It is a tough little sport-utility rifle that handles the .300 Blackout. Also this year, Kel-Tec is adding a new barrel length to the RFB-24 Bullpup, which may take it a little beyond the traditional “bullpup” definition. Kel-Tec is adding a 24-inch barrel, giving the new model a 32.5-inch OAL. This new variation hits the scale at 9.3 pounds and is chambered for the 7.62mm NATO/.308 Winchester cartridge. For more information, see us at booth #16741

ROCK ISLAND ARMORY’S MIG RIFLE IN SPOTLIGHT 150 N. Smart Way, Dept. NWS, Pahrump, NV 89060/(775) 537-1444/rockislandarmory.com

CZ 455 FS

One version of the CZ 455 Varmint has a radicallooking laminated SS Evolution stock, with a pistol grip, hollow butt with raised comb and cheekpiece, heavy barrel and five-round magazine. The other version has a traditional walnut stock, heavy barrel and five round magazine. Both of these ri26 Northwest Sportsman & California Sportsman SHOT SHOW 2012

Rock Island’s Mig Rifle is a .22-caliber facsimile of an AR-type rifle, with a one-piece billet machined aircraftgrade aluminum receiver and many other features. It will be on exhibit during this week’s SHOT Show. The Mig rifle features an ultra-smooth 2-pound trigger pull, and it is capable of shooting half-inch groups at 50 yards. It has a free-floated match-grade barrel and all-machined tool steel internal parts. For more information, see us at booth #16955


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GETTING THE RANGE:

SWAROVSKI’S NEW EL RANGE IS A WINNER ust when everybody thought Swarovski Optik couldn’t improve on its EL binocular, they did it. Enter the new EL Range, a binocular with an integrated rangefinder that does not resemble the bulky package of past competitors, but instead offers a platform that refuses to stay in camp. Here is a remarkable piece of optical equipment that not only delivers a sharp, crisp image, but at the same time lets the hunter or shooter know just how far away a game animal or some object is. This is no ordinary binocularrange finder combination. Available in two versions, an 8x42mm and 10x42mm, the EL Range looks like a typical pair of binoculars, but with the addition of that unique range finder, it’s not “typical” at all. The heart of this new model is a new technology Swarovski calls Swaro-Aim, a powerful and reliable laser range-finding unit that provides an electronic readout in meters or yards. It has a display with five individually adjustable brightness levels and user-friendly LCD screen that is easy to read and is very simple to operate. Dean J. Capuano, communications manager for Swarovski Optik North America, said, “We have been developing this product for a few years now and we are very excited about the end result. The combination of the timetested EL binocular combined with an exceptional rangefinder makes for one tool that will meet the demands for every hunter in the field.” Swaro-Aim features what Swarovski calls an “integrated gradometer.” This

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technology displays the precise and correct shooting distance, and angle. Indeed, it is the only such angled-shot program anywhere on the planet. If you can see it, and range it, you will be able to hit it with the help of these binoculars. It has a large center focus wheel that is easy to use even when wearing gloves, and the EL Range has a tough rubber armor exterior that will stack up to all kinds of weather conditions. The 8X model is slightly shorter than the 10X model, but both binoculars are the same width and height. They come with a neck strap and the eyepieces are adjustable so a person wearing eyeglasses is able to use the EL Range with no trouble. The EL Range may be very familiar to Swarovski binocular aficionados, and that comes as no surprise, since they were designed on the highly suc-

cessful and popular EL binocular. And the EL binocular is still enjoying broad acceptance among discerning outdoorsmen and -women for whom a binocular is a piece of yearround equipment. The 12x50mm weighes 35.2 ounces and offers a 300foot field of view at that distance. For people in need of something special, the EL Range fills the bill.

2 Slater Road • Dept. NWS Cranston, RI 02920 (800) 426-3089 www.swarovskioptik.com

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‘Silverboy’ levergun

UBERTI UNVEILS ‘SILVERBOY’ LEVERGUN 17603 Indian Head Highway, Dept. NWS, Accokeek, MD 20607/(301) 283-2981/www.benelliusa.com

This week’s SHOT Show will afford an opportunity to examine the new Silverboy lever-action rimfire rifle from Uberti. This 14-round .22-caliber rifle has a 13.2-inch length of pull, Grade-A walnut stock with a straight grip,

blued 19-inch barrel and chrome-finished aluminum alloy receiver. It has a fixed rear sight and windage-adjustable front sight, and hits the scale at 6.4 pounds. The Silverboy has features similar to the 1866 “Yellowboy” lever-action rifle, and internally it has been improved with modern design features that allow cy-

SHILOH SHARPS SINGLE-SHOTS CONTINUE REIGN P.O. Box 297, Big Timber, MT 59011/(406) 06-932-4454/www.shilohrifle.com

With a full lineup of high-quality drop-block single-shot rifles built around either the Model 1864 percussion or 1874 cartridge breechloader design, Shiloh Sharps remains at the top of the heap for devotees of historic long-range big-bore rifles. The folks in Big Timber, Mont., will be displaying their full line during this week’s SHOT Show, including the popular 1874 Sharps Buffalo Rifle Quigley model, the rifle made famous by the film Quigley Down Under. The most popular caliber for these long rifles is the .45-70 Govt., primarily because ammunition is fairly easy to find. In other historic calibers, one must spend plenty of time at the reloading bench. Models in the 1874 series — in addition to the Quigley model — include the Military model with a full-length forend stock and 30-inch round barrel, the No. 2 Creedmore Silhouette model with 30-inch round tapered barrel, Creedmore Target Rifle with a 32-inch octagonal barrel, the Business Rifle with a 28-inch round tapered barrel, Military Carbine with its 22-inch round barrel and Long Range Express with 34-inch barrel. The Quigley model has a 34-inch heavy octagonal barrel. The Model 1863 breech-loading Percussion models, which use paper cartridges, include the Sporting Rifle with a 30-inch octagonal barrel, military rifle with the full-length stock and 30-inch round barrel, and the Carbine with its 22-inch round barrel. All of these rifles may be customized to meet each customer’s needs. The cartridge rifles are available in several different calibers, while the percussion models are bored in .50 or .54-caliber. The Quigley model is chambered for either .45-70 or .45-110.

cling the action if the gun is held at any angle, even upside down. Overall, the Silverboy measures 36 inches, and it might find great appeal to the youth shooting market, for targets and small game. For more information, see us at booth #13356

fles come with smooth barrels and are designed for scope mounting. Another new entry is the CZ 455 Precision Trainer, also with a smooth barrel, target-style composite stock. It is also chambered for .22 LR, .22 Magnum and .17 HMR. There is also a centerfire Varmint Target model CZ 527. Chambered in .204 Ruger or .223 Remington, this one has a 24-inch hammer-forged barrel, Kevlar stock and five-round detachable magazine.

Legacy 206 South Union Street, Dept. NWS, Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 548-4837/www.legacysports.com

Legacy has announced two versions of the Citadel M1 carbine in .22-caliber, produced by Chiappa. Built to the size of the original, these rimfire Citadel M-1 carbines have 18-inch barrels cut with 1:16-inch rifling. They have adjustable rear sights and fixed front sights, and measure 35 inches OAL. The magazines carry 10 rounds, and the rifles

For more information, see us at booth #2027

Citadel M-1

SIG SAUER PREMIERS NEW SEMI-AUTO MODELS 18 Industrial Drive, Dept. NWS, Exeter, NH 03833/(603) 772-2302/www.sigsauer.com

Four new rifles are being introduced by Sig Sauer during this week’s SHOT Show, three chambered for the 5.56mm NATO/.223 Remington and a fourth for the 7.62x51 NATO/.308 Winchester. The SIG 551A1 features an original Swiss folding stock, has classic Swiss styling and ambidextrous controls. With a 16-inch chrome-lined barrel cut with a 1:7 rifling, the 551A1 has a rotary diopter rear sight and hooded front sight, two-position gas pistol operating system and it uses factory Swiss 20- and 30-round magazines. The Model 556x11 has a four-position gas piston system, the same chrome-lined 16-inch barrel, swappable charging handle, low-profile M1913 quad rail and a folding stock. It features an ambidextrous selector and magazine release, SIG flip-up front and rear sights and it accepts standard AR-type magazines. Third in the lineup also chambered for the 5.56/.223 Rem. is the M400, SIG’s first direct gas impingement system rifle. Also fitted with a chrome-lined 16-inch barrel, this one has integral QD sling swivel mounts, an upper/lower tension adjustment device, and removable carry handle. There is an enhanced version available with Magpul MOE furniture in black, flat dark earth or olive drab. And there is a target version with a 20-inch barrel. The fourth rifle is the SIG 716, a .30-caliber model with four-position gas piston system. It has a 16-inch chrome-lined barrel with 1:10-inch rifling, a Magpul ACS stock and MIAD grip, SIG flip-up front and rear sights and M1913 quad rail. Controls are ambidextrous and there are QD sling points machined into the lower receiver and quad. Also, SIG is introducing the Adaptive Carbine Platform (ACP), made from aircraft-grade aluminum. It has an M1913 rail sections on three sides of the handguard and a full rail on top. Designed to work with most railed SIG handguns, there are three variations. SIG designed this to allow easy insertion and removal of the handgun. For more information, see us at booth #12240

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have locking blowback actions. One version is fitted with a synthetic stock while the other has a traditional wood stock.

Charles Daly is back with CD Defense models 5480 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112 (717) 635-8200/www.transworldarms.com

The Charles Daly brand is back, and with it comes CD Defense, the line of modern firearms that includes some new rifles breaking loose for 2012. Now under the Trans World Arms umbrella, the new CD Defense entries for 2012 include five carbine models with 16-inch barrels and a match rifle with a 24-inch tube. They all have T-marked flattop uppers. The D-M4 has an A3 type detachable carry handle, six-position Telestock, chrome-lined 4140 chrome-moly match barrel with a 1:9 rifling twist and M-203 mounting groove, forged F front sight base, bayonet lug and rubber-coated sling swivel. It also features an A2 birdcage flash hider. CD’s D-M4LE carbine has a chrome-lined MIL-B1159SE barrel with a 1:7-inch twist and M-203


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WINCHESTER CELEBRATES 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF MODEL 70! 275 Winchester Ave., Dept. NWS, Morgan, UT 84050-3737/(801) 876-3440/www.winchester-guns.com

Winchester Model 70

Marking the 75th anniversary of what once was called “The Rifleman’s Rifle,” Winchester is offering a 75th anniversary grade version of the legendary Model 70, and that’s not all for 2012. In addition, Winchester has a Model 94 Trails End takedown lever-action rifle, a Model 1892 Loop Lever carbine and a Model 70 Alaskan in three calibers. But the center of attraction during this week’s SHOT Show is bound to be that anniversary Model 70. This Super Grade model features a Grade IV/V fancy walnut stock with shadowline cheekpiece, solid-steel fitted grip cap, and special engraving on the floorplate and receiver. It boasts the pre-’64 style controlled round feed with claw extractor, recessed target crown and 24-inch cold hammer-forged free-floating barrel. Winchester also installs the MOA trigger system and adds a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. It is chambered in .30-06. The Model 70 Alaskan is chambered in .30-06, .300 Winchester Magnum and .338 Winchester Magnum. Featuring a pre-’64 style controlled round feed with claw extractor, it has a 25-inch barrel, folding adjustable rear sight and hooded gold bead front sight, and recessed target crown. It also features the MOA trigger system and Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad on a Monte Carlo walnut stock. Modern cowboys will like that Model 94 takedown rifle. Chambered in .30-30 Winchester or .450 Marlin, it has a 20-inch barrel, straight-grip walnut stock and forearm, semi-buckhorn rear sight, Marble Arms front sight and on the .450-caliber model, a Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. The rifle weighs 6.75 pounds. The Model 1892 is a sweetheart, with the loop lever, Grade I walnut stock and forearm, saddle ring on the blued receiver, and a choice of four calibers: .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum, .44-40 Winchester and .45 Colt. It is fitted with a 20-inch barrel and steel contoured carbine strap buttplate. For more information, see us at booth #11929

Marlin Model 336

Merkel RX Helix

tion that cycles in half the length of a conventional bolt action model. The bolt has six locking lugs and a rotary bolt head, fully enclosed housing action and Picatinny rail on top. The rifle can be taken down without tools. Weaver rails are integrated into the action and it comes with metallic sights. It is available in four versions, Arabesque, Wild Boar, Spirit and Deluxe. There’s an all-carbon fiber model with a carbon-wrapped barrel. There are three action lengths: Mini in .222 Rem., .223 Rem.; Standard: .243 Win., 6.5x55 SE, .270 Win., 7x64, .308 Win., .30-06 and 8x57 IS; and Magnum: 9.3x62, 7mm Rem. Magnum and .300 Win. Magnum.

Olympic Arms 624 Old Pacific Hwy. Southeast, Dept. NWS Olympia, WA 98513 (800) 228-3471/www.olyarms.com

The new UMAR (for Ultimate Magnum AR) from Olympic Arms is likely to raise a few eyebrows during this week’s SHOT Show. It is a long-range modern sporter that is loaded with features. The standard AR lower has a modified magazine well so it accepts larger magazines that accommodate the .300 Olympic Super Short Magnum with longer cartridges tipped with 168-grain bullets. Standard AR magazines also fit in the rifle when loaded with standard length .300 OSSM cartridges with 150-grain projectiles. The UMAR can be chambered for any WSM or OSSM caliber, and it is also offered in other calibers, including the .22-250 Rem. Olympic designed this rifle with a 24-inch fluted barrel, a rifle-length predator handguard, Harris bipod, target/set trigger and proprietary machined aluminum magazine. It has a rail on top of the receiver for mounting a scope, and the lower is a proprietary design with an ergonomic grip and Magpul P.R.S. stock.

Remington mounting groove. It also has the F front-sight base, bayonet lug and rubber-coated sling swivel, Birdcage flash hider and Milspec Diameter receiver extension. The lightweight D-M4LT is similar to the LE model but with a Milspec Diameter receiver extension with an H buffer. It has a permanently attached Phantom suppressor and slim carbine forend. Then comes the D-M4LED, another carbine with a 1:7-inch rifling twist in its 16-inch chrome-lined 4150 CMV barrel with the Birdcage flash suppressor Daniel Defense Lite Rail with three 15-slot ladder rail covers, forged front-sight base with bayonet lug Milspec diameter receiver extension with H buffer and a Magpul MIAD grip. The final carbine is the D-M4LX, with a chromelined 4140 chrome moly H-Bar fluted match barrel cut with a 1:9-inch twist. It has nine five-slot low-profile ladder-style quad rail covers, an Ace M4 SOCOM standard length buttstock with a 1⁄2-inch buttpad, Phantom flash suppressor and Ergo Ambi AR grip. The match rifle is the DV-24, with a 24-inch stainless barrel cut with a 1:8-inch rifling twist. This one has two Picatinny 1⁄2-inch three-slot riser blocks, ported aluminum tube forend with a swivel/bipod stud, Picatinny rail, milled gas block, two-stage match trigger and Ace skeleton buttstock. 32 Northwest Sportsman & California Sportsman SHOT SHOW 2012

Marlin 100 Kenna Drive, P.O. Box 248, Dept. NWS North Haven, CT 06437-0905 (203) 239-5621/www.marlinfirearms.com

This year will see a smaller lineup but upgraded models in the Marlin family. Marlin has announced a stock upgrade for the Model 336 series, including the 336W (with or without scope) and the 336Y, all upgraded to laminated stocks for more durability and an enhanced appearance. All stocks are checkered and they feature sling swivels front and rear. In the Marlin X7 bolt-action family, there will be new .223-caliber models, including one with a 22-inch button-rifled sporter barrel, and another with a 26-inch heavy barrel. Both guns have five-round box magazines and Pro-Fire adjustable triggers, molded checkering on the synthetic stocks and QD sling swivel studs.

870 Remington Drive, Dept. NWS, Madison, NC 27025 (800) 243-9700/www.remington.com

This is the 50th anniversary of the Model 700 Remington bolt-action rifle, and for 2012, there’s a limited edition of the Model 700 BDL in 7mm Remington Magnum. Remington is also introducing a Model 700 CDL to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the .375 H&H Magnum, and several other Model 700 variations. The 50th anniversary model has a satin finish Grade B walnut stock with cut fleur-de-lis checkering, satin-blue steel barrel and action, black ventilated recoil pad, white line spacers, engraved floorplate and XMark Pro adjustable trigger. The 50th anniversary model of the 7mm Remington Magnum Model 700 CDL has a satin-finished American walnut checkered stock with 24-inch stainless fluted barrel, commemorative engraving on the floor plate, thick recoil pad and X-Mark Pro ad-

MERKEL 7661 Commerce Lane, Dept. NWS, Trussville, AL 35173 (205) 655-8299/www.steyrarms.com

New from Merkel for 2012 is the bolt-action RX Helix, a step up the evolutionary chain. Featuring a manual cocking lever on the gang and a direct trigger system, the RX Helix is a linear bolt-ac-

The 50th anniversary model engraved floorplate.


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Smith & Wesson M&P15

Weatherby Vanguard 2 RC

Steyr Duett

justable trigger. The Model 700 CDL chambered for .375 H&H has a blued-steel barrel and action, checkered American walnut stock, New England Custom rear adjustable sight and hooded front sight, rear swivel stud and front barrel band with stud, and all-steel floorplate. Barrel length is 22 inches. The Model 700 SPS long-range rifle has a 26inch heavy varmint contour barrel, SPS Varmint stock with vented semi-beavertail forend, Hogue overmolded grip panels and X-Mark Pro trigger. It is available in .25-06 Rem., 7mm Rem. Magnum. .300 Win. Magnum and .300 Rem. Ultra Magnum. Remington’s new Model 700 Mountain Rifle is fitted with a Bell & Carlson Aramid fiber-reinforced stock, 22-inch stainless lightweight mountain contour barrel, hinged floorplate box magazine and the X-Mark Pro trigger. It is chambered in six different calibers. The Model 700 XCR II is the 2012 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation limited edition rifle. Chambered in .25-06 Rem., it has a 24-inch barrel, with a black TriNyte finish, and Realtree AP-HD stock with Hogue overmolded grip panels and SuperCell recoil pad. It also has the X-Mark Pro trigger. Also new is the Model 700 SPS Tactical Blackhawk, with a recoil-reducing six-position collapsible stock, 20inch SPS tactical barrel, dual recoil compensation system, and two caliber choices: .223 Rem. and .308 Win. In the rimfire arena, Remington is introducing the Model 597 heavy-barrel semi-auto with a 16.5-inch barrel cut with 5-R rifling. It has an OD green synthetic stock and rail for scope mounts. Another version of the 597 Heavy Barrel has an ATAC camo finish stock, and a muzzle threaded for an accessory attachment. It also has a Weaver-style scope rail. Remington has also upgraded the Model 60 selfloader with a brown laminated stock and either a blue or stainless finish on the barrel and receiver.

Savage 100 Springdale Road, Dept. NWS, Westfield, MA 01085 (800) 235-1821/www.savagearms.com

Several new rifle models are being unveiled by Savage this week, with something for everyone, including the very young beginner. Reaching out to youth shooters is an industry priority, and Savage this year does that with the Rascal, a downsized single-shot .22-caliber rifle that has a short stock, peep sights, manual safety, an AccuTrigger, and it may be unloaded without pulling the trigger. 34 Northwest Sportsman & California Sportsman SHOT SHOW 2012

For somebody bigger, the Trophy Hunter XP package features a Weather Warrior or Hunter rifle topped by a Nikon BDC (for Bullet Drop Compensator) reticle scope. Rifles are available either with a blue steel barrel and action and a synthetic stock, a stainless barrel and action with the same synthetic stock, and blue steel with a walnut stock. Tailored for hunting big wild hogs, the Hog Hunter bolt-action has a 20-inch threaded muzzle, blind magazine and metallic sights. It is chambered for .223 Rem., .308 Win. and .338 Win. Magnum. It is a match-up with Remington’s new Razorback ammunition that features a bullet designed specifically for punching through a hog’s tough hide. The new Lady Hunter bolt action features a redesigned stock that truly is sized for smaller framed shooters. The butt is shorter, and the grip has been reshaped to be closer to the trigger, and it is slimmer, as is the forend. The barrel has a lighter taper to reduce frontend weight, and the rifle is fitted with a good recoil pad. Savage offers the Lady Hunter in several popular calibers, including .223 Rem., .22-250 Rem., .243 Win., 6.5 Creedmore, and .270 Win. The Alaskan Brush Hunter is exactly as described, a rifle developed primarily for the kind of challenges one faces in the back country where one might need a rifle with lots of knockdown authority. It wears a synthetic stock, stainless-steel 18-inch barrel and action, and it is chambered in .338 Win. Magnum and .375 Ruger. Several rifles will be available this year with threaded muzzles.

S&W announces new M&P15 2100 Roosevelt Ave., Dept. NWS, Springfield, MA 01104 (413) 781-8300/www.smithandwesson.com

A new version of the popular Smith & Wesson M&P15 chambered in .300 Whisper has been announced, and it’s a hunter with a full camo finish. The M&P15 is a semi-auto sport utility rifle with a 16-inch barrel cut from 4140 chrome-moly steel. The rifle has a forged 7075-T6 aluminum upper and lower, and the barrel is cut with 1:7.5-inch 5R rifling. There’s an integral rail on top of the receiver for scope mounts or other optical sights. One advantage of the M&P15 is that the rifle will also chamber the new .300 AAC Blackout cartridge. While most of the rifle is finished with Realtree APG camo, the barrel is coated with black Melonite. There is an A2-style flash suppressor and the six-position stock extends the rifle’s OAL from 32 to 35 inches.

The magazine holds 10 rounds. Smith & Wesson designed this rifle to operate with or without a suppressor, so the barrel is threaded. Both the bolt carrier and gas key are chrome lined, and the rifle has a single-stage trigger. The M&P15 will also be available with a black tactical upper and a 10-inch free-float quad rail, and Yankee Hill flash hider. The .300 Whisper is based on the .221 Fireball case, necked up to .30-caliber. With a 125-grain bullet, this cartridge can deliver 2,100 fps at the muzzle, and with a 220-grain projectile, the muzzle velocity is still 1,040 fps. In addition, S&W will offer the upper in .300 Whisper for mounting on existing lowers. The receiver is finished in black and the barrel has a Yankee Hill Phantom flash suppressor.

Steyr introduces the Duett combo rifle/smoothbore 7661 Commerce Lane, Dept. NWS, Trussville, AL 35173 (205) 655-8299/www.steyrarms.com

There’s a brand-new combo rifle/shotgun from Steyr for 2012 called the Duett, and visitors to this week’s SHOT Show can see it. The Duett has a 12-gauge shotgun barrel, and the rifle barrel is available in several different chamberings, including .223 Rem., .243 Win., .308 Win., 7x55R, .30-06, .30R Blaser, 8x57 IRS or 9.3x74R. It has a 23.6-inch barrel, and weighs about 6.4 pounds. It is available in Standard, Elegance, Earl and Duke.

Weatherby 1605 Commerce Way, Dept. NWS, Paso Robles, CA 93446 (805) 227-2600/www.weatherby.com

Several new Weatherby rifles are making their first official appearance during this week’s SHOT show. For openers, there is the new Vanguard 2 RC (for Range Certified). Guaranteed to shoot sub-MOA, this rifle features a pillar-bedded composite stock with Monte Carlo comb and raised cheekpiece, 24-inch cold hammer-forged barrel with matte-bead blasted blue finish and a match quality two-stage trigger. It is offered in 13 calibers. The Vanguard 2 RC Varmint is available in three calibers. With a three-position safety, this rifle has a 24-inch heavy barrel, hand-laminated Monte Carlo composite stock with a beavertail forearm, QD sling swivel studs, Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad and vents to dissipate heat. For long-range shooters, Weatherby is introducing the Mark V Accumark rifle in .338 Lapua. It is fitted with a free-floating 28-inch button-rifled barrel with Accubrake. The hand-laminated Monte Carlo composite stock has a raised comb and cheekpiece. Also chambered in .338 Lapua is the Mark V TRR, a tactical rifle with a fully adjustable composite stock, hand-tuned, fully-adjustable trigger, CNC-machined 6061-T6 aluminum bedding plate, and an Accubrake on a free-floating barrel, 28-inch button-rifled barrel with target crown. Weatherby has also announced that production of the Mark V rifle is moving to its Paso Robles, Calif., headquarters. Since 1999, the Mark V has been manufactured in Brainerd, Minn.


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BENELLI ANNOUNCES NEW SHOTGUNS 17603 Indian Head Highway, Dept. NWS Accokeek, MD 20607 (301) 283-6981/www.benelliusa.com

New from Benelli for 2012 is a special custom-tuned Super Black Eagle II Performance Shop Waterfowl Edition, and that’s not all one will find during this week’s SHOT Show. In addition, Benelli is introducing a Performance Shop M2 3-Gun edition, and a little 28-gauge model sure to delight upland hunters. Chambered for the 3½-inch 12-gauge magnum, the Benelli Waterfowl Edition features a 28-inch Crio barrel with a lengthened and polished forcing cone and Triple Threat system chokes. The barrel is fitted with HiViz comp front sight and the shotgun is finished with Realtree Max 4 camouflage. It has a synthetic ComforTech stock. Weighing 7.3 pounds, the Waterfowl Edition has an overall length of 49.6 inches. Also from Benelli’s Performance Shop comes the M2 3-Gun Match edition. It’s a 12-gauge model with

STOEGER 17603 Indian Head Highway, Dept. NWS Accokeek, MD 20607 (301) 283-2981/www.benelliusa.com

a 21-inch Crio barrel with five Crio chokes. It is fitted with a HiViz comp sight with a green LitePipe and it wears a matte blue finish. Additional LitePipes of different colors are also included with the gun. Designed for use in three-gun matches, this shotgun features Benelli’s Inertia Driven operating system. It has a synthetic ComforTech stock, and a heavy-duty Tefloncoated follower in the magazine. The trigger group is honed and polished, and it has a larger bolt Speed Button bolt release and extended tactical bolt cocking handle. Fans of ultra-light shotguns will warm right up to the Ultra-Light 28-gauge semi-auto. It features the Inertia Driven system, an alloy receiver, 26-inch Crio barrel with carbon-fiber target vent rib with a mid bead. Benelli fits this shotgun with a satin-finished walnut WeatherCoat stock. Weighing 4.9 pounds, the Ultra-Light comes with Crio chokes. Benelli has also announced that its popular M4

third rail that may be mounted on the top of the receiver. All metal surfaces on the Double Defense are finished in matte black and the stock is hard-

Designed for the personal defense

For more information, see us at booth #13356

FRANCHI 17603 Indian Head Highway, Dept. NWS Accokeek, MD 20607 (301) 283-6981/www.benelliusa.com

wood with a matte black finish. It has a single trigger. Another Stoeger entry is the Condor, a 28-gauge O/U model with a slender pistol grip and forend. Barrels are available in 24- and 26-inch lengths and the receiver houses a box-lock and jeweled mono-block and extractors. It has a single trigger and tang safety. This shotgun comes with two choke tubes in Modified and Improved Cylinder. The stock is Grade A walnut with a hand-rubbed oil finish. The Condor weighs 6 pounds and it has a blued barrel and receiver.

When we design a Franchi shotgun we think about you and you’ll realize it the moment you shoulder it: it becomes a natural extension of your arm. Perfect ergonomics, fast swing, no hindering at any time. It is the ideal companion for every hunter thanks to its low maintenance, harmonious shapes and accuracy when aiming. High technology and quality, attractive design and ergonomic research, too often lead to a product that many people cannot afford. Franchi’s innovative philosophy is to create shotguns that offer such features, but that remain accessible to all. Selling a Franchi means to sell a distictive weapon that is immediatly in tune with your customers.

For more information, see us at booth #13356

For more information, see us at booth #13356

Double Defense

market, the new Stoeger Double Defense overunder shotgun is available in 12- or 20gauge versions, and it can be examined during this week’s SHOT Show. The Double Defense is chambered for 3-inch shells and the 20-inch barrels are both cut with fixed, improved cylinder chokes. Topping the stack barrels is a vent rib with a green fiber-optic front sight. It comes standard with two factory-installed Picatinny rails and a

M4 H2O tactical shotgun will now be available with the new BenelliCoat electroless nickel-based finish. This new model will be the M4 H2O. BenelliCoat provides corrosion and rust resistance and increased lubricity In the Franchi family, a new lightweight over-andunder shotgun dubbed the Affinity is being introduced in 12- and 20-gauge. With barrel lengths of 26 or 28 inches, both featuring red fiber optic sights and raised ribs, the 12-gauge weighs 6.9 pounds. The 20-gauge model has a 28-gauge barrel and weighs 5.8 pounds. Like the 12-gauge, it has three choke tube options and is fitted with a Grade-A walnut stock. Barrels are blue and the receiver is color case hardened. Also from Franchi is the O/U Instinct SL series, also available in 12 and 20 gauge. The 12-gauge model is available with 26- or 28-inch barrels, while the 20gauge model is offered only with a 28-inch barrel setup. They come with standard choke tubes, fiber-optic front sight and tang-mounted automatic safety. They are all fitted with oil-finished Turkish AA-grade walnut stocks.

Remington

CENTURY INTERNATIONAL

870 Remington Drive, Dept. NWS, Madison, NC 27025 (800) 243-9700/www.remington.com

430 South Congress Ave., Suite 1, Dept. NWS, Delray Beach, FL 33445/(800) 527-1252/ www.centuryarms.com

Remington has announced a new Versa Max Tactical shotgun for 2012, along with a Model 870 Tactical, and they have some interesting features. The Versa Max Tactical semi-auto is a 12-gauge self-loader with a 22-inch barrel and 3-inch chamber. It is drilled and tapped, and there is a rail on top of the receiver, and small rails on the barrel clamp. It has an 8+1 capacity, improved Cylinder and Tactical ProBore choke tubes, oversized bolt release handle and button. It is fitted with a synthetic stock and thick recoil pad. The Model 870 Tactical is a pump gun fitted with a new Blackhawk Spec Ops II adjustable stock. Chambered

This year’s smoothbore entry from Century International is a Saiga semi-auto. Chambered in 12 gauge or .410 bore, the Saiga is designed around the AK action, 19.06-

inch barrel with a 3-inch chamber, and black synthetic stock and forend with molded checkering. The shotgun has fixed-bead front sight, a sight rail on the receiver, and it can handle shot,

buckshot or slugs. The OAL is 41 inches and it weighs about 7.9 pounds. It has a detachable magazine. Saiga

For more information, see us at booth #15931

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BROWNING OFFERS NEW CITORI, A5 One Browning Place, Dept. NWS, Morgan, UT 84050/(801) 876-2711/www.browning.com

Fans of the over-and-under Browning Citori design will want to check out the new Citori 725 model, and save some time to get the lowdown on the 2012 Browning A-5 semiautomatic with that unmistakable humpback. The Citori 725 stackbarrel features a low-profile receiver and all-new Fire-Lite mechanical trigger. The trigger pull on sporting models is about 3½ pounds and about 4½ pounds in field models. The shotgun also boasts Browning’s new Inflex II recoil pad that absorbs plenty of recoil thanks to its softer material. In addition, the Citori 725 has new Invector-DS (for Double Seal) choke tubes for improved

patterns, and Vector-Pro lengthened forcing cones. On the outside, the new Citori model has a silver nitride finish on the receiver. Field models have high-relief engraving while sporting models have gold accented engraving. Field model stocks are made from Grade II/III walnut with a gloss oil finish. They have a radius pistol grip design and trim forend with cut checkering. They are available in 12-gauge only with 26- or 28inch barrels. Sporting models have Grade III/IV walnut with gloss oil finish. They also have Browning’s Triple Trigger System that allows a shooter to tailor the length of

pull and choose between a wide checkered, narrow smooth or wide smooth trigger surface. The new A-5 self-loader is a recoil-operated shotgun with a Kinematic Drive System and a choice of three barrel lengths, 26, 28 and 30 inches. They feature a Vector Pro lengthened forcing cone, Invector-DS choke tubes. All are chambered for 3-inch magnums. What makes these guns distinctive is the humpback shape of the receiver, something of a Browning trademark. This gun is available with a wood or synthetic stock, with Mossy Oak Duck Blind camo and Infinity with Dura-Touch armor coating. For more information, see us at booth #12740

Super X

WINCHESTER UNVEILS NEW SHOTGUNS 275 Winchester Ave., Dept. NWS, Morgan, UT 84050/(801) 876-2711/www.winchester-guns.com

This year’s shotgun entries from Winchester are additions to the Super X line of semi-auto and pump shotguns. For starters, there are two new Super X semiautomatics, the Black Field and Black Field Compact. Both are fitted with checkered walnut stocks finished with oil and the aluminum alloy receivers have a matte black finish. Chambered for 12-gauge or 20-gauge 3-inch magnums, the SX3 Black Field is available with ei-

ther 26- or 28-inch barrels, both fitted with Invector Plus chokes. The SX3 Black Field Compact has a 13-inch length of pull for smaller framed shooters, and it is also available in 12 or 20 gauge with 3-inch chamber. Likewise, it has 26- or 28-inch barrel options. The other new entry for 2012 is the Super X pump gun, chambered this year for the 12-gauge 3½-inch magnum. This new model is offered in Black Shadow,

in 12-gauge with a 3-inch chamber, the 870 Tactical has a smooth 18½-inch barrel with bead front sight and a receiver that is drilled and tapped. It has a 6+1 capacity. This new Blackhawk stock is a pistol-grip design that allows seven different positions of the butt stock, and it also includes a recoil reduction system. It is fitted with a SuperCell recoil pad and a QD sling swivel. The enhanced pistol grip has improved ergonomics.

MOSSBERG’S MODEL 500 THUNDER RANCH SHOTGUN ARRIVES

Legacy 206 South Union Street, Dept. NWS, Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 548-4837/www.legacysports.com

Introduced at mid-year in 2011, Legacy’s Escort Extreme shotguns are now available with a Realtree camo finish. They are fitted with HiViz sights, and Hevi-Shot choke tubes. They also have Smart Valve gas pistons that regulate the gas blowback so they can handle shotshells from 2¾ to 3½ inch. There are left-hand models available, too. Escort shotguns have positive trigger guard button safeties, a magazine cut off, chrome-moly lined barrels, black nylon recoil pads and they come with six choke tubes. Barrels are 28 inches.

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Turkey Hunter and Waterfowl hunter versions, all with inertia-assisted rotary bolts. The Black Shadow and Waterfowl models come with Invector-Plus chokes in 26- or 28-inch barrel lengths. The synthetic stock on the Waterfowl model is finished in Mossy Oak Duck Blind cam, while the Black Shadow is matte black all over. The Turkey model has a 24-inch barrel with Truglo sights and a Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity camo finish.

7 Grasso Ave., Dept. NWS, North Haven, CT 06473/(203) 230-5300/www.mossberg.com

Announced during summer of 2011, Mossberg’s Model 500 Thunder Ranch shotgun is designed specifically for defense and tactical situations. Built around the proven Model 500 pump action, the new shotgun is chambered for 3-inch magnums, but will handle standard 2¾-inch shells. This shotgun was designed with input from Clint Smith, president and director of the Thunder Ranch training facility in Lakeview, Ore. Featuring an 18½-inch stand-off barrel and white dot sight, the Model 500 Thunder Ranch has a fiveround magazine and cylinder choke. The OAL is 37 inches, and it weighs approximately 6.9 pounds. There’s a tri-rail Picatinny rail on the forend, and a shortened synthetic butt stock with a 12¾-inch length of pull. The barrel and receiver have a matte blue finish, while the stock and forend have a matte black finish. It comes with a padded sling and the Thunder

Ranch logo is engraved on the receiver. Mossberg and Insight Technologies have joined forces to produce a factory-installed integrated light forend for the Model 500 tactical shotgun. The light delivers 120 lumens on the power of a single CR123 battery. Taking advantage of the Zombie craze, Mossberg offers its Model 500 “Chainsaw” model and its fullstock Model 500 ZMB with features for Zombie shooters. The Chainsaw ZMB model has a light and laser combo, and the full-stock model has an eight-shot magazine and wears a matte finish. The Model 500 Classic features a handsome high gloss walnut stock and forend, jeweled bolt cover and elevator with a gold trigger. It also has an old-style red ventilated recoil pad with white line spacer and a 28inch vent rib barrel that comes with Accu-Set chokes. For more information, see us at booth #12734


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COLT OFFERS THE .380 POCKETLITE MUSTANG P.O. Box 1868, Dept. NWS, Hartford, CT 06114 (860) 236-6311/ www.coltsmfg.com

Good news for fans of the Colt Mustang is this week’s introduction of the Mustang Pocketlite pistol in .380 ACP. This new version is compact, lightweight and is only 5.5 inches OAL with a 2.75-inch barrel. It is designed with an aluminum-alloy frame, and stainless-steel slide and barrel. Like the original, this one carries six rounds in the magazine and is a single-action pistol with traditional controls. It will handle modern .380 ACP ammunition. That’s not all from Colt in the handgun arena. There is also the New Frontier sixgun with the flattop frame and high-blade front sight in three barrel lengths (4.75, 5.5 and 7.5 inches) and three caliber choices: .357 Magnum, .44 Special and .45 Colt. The barrel and frame are finished in Colt Royal Blue and grip panels are walnut. Colt’s popular Gold Cup .45 ACP match-grade pistol has a 5-inch stainless-steel barrel and wide trigger. The high profile front sight and Bomar adjustable rear sight make this a winner. The Colt New Agent with Crimson Trace laser grips is offered in .45 ACP with a seven-round magazine or in 9mm with an eight-round magazine. It has a matte blue slide and black anodized-alloy frame, 3-inch bushingless barrel and “trench” style sight system. It comes standard with the Crimson Trace grips.

Mustang Pocketlite

For more information, see us at booth #12529

CENTURY INTERNATIONAL 430 South Congress Ave., Suite 1, Dept. NWS, Delray Beach, FL 33445/(800) 527-1252/ www.centuryarms.com

A couple of new 9mm pistols have been announced by Century International for 2012, both made in Turkey. First up is the Stingray-C, a handgun reminiscent of the CZ75, according to Century. This one has an ambidextrous safety lever and slide release, loaded chamber indicator, windage adjustable rear sight, 3.5-inch barrel and it is 6.75 inches OAL. It weighs 27.1 ounces, and comes with two 13-round magazines, a cleaning rod and plastic case. It also features a Picatinny style rail. The other Turkish entry is the TP-9, a polymer frame striker-fired semi-auto with a click-adjustable rear sight. The frame features a molded accessory rail, 4-inch barrel, two 18-round magazines, cleaning rod and plastic case. It has an OAL of 7.25 inches and weighs 33.15 ounces.

Stingray-C

TP-9

For more information, see us at booth #15931

CZ-USA P.O. Box 171073, Dept. NWS P-07 Duty Kansas City, KS 66117 (800) 955-4486/www.cz-usa.com

Four new handgun variations for 2012 have been announced by CZ-USA, and the selections include a couple of models based on the famous CZ platform. For openers, a new model of the CZ P-07 Duty is fitted with an extended, threaded barrel. Scheduled for 38 Northwest Sportsman & California Sportsman SHOT SHOW 2012

availability in April, this one has a black polymer frame, squared trigger guard, adjustable rear sight and high front sight that provide plenty of clearance for a noise suppressor. Chambered in 9mm, the P-07 Duty has a 4.5-inch barrel, 16-round magazine, and is 8.13 inches OAL. Also new is the P-07 Duty with an OD green polymer frame. Like the other Duty models this one

has a molded accessory rail in the frame and black polycoat finish on the slide. It has fixed sights, 16round magazine capacity, 3.8-inch barrel length and is 7.2 inches OAL. The CZ75 Shadow CTS LS-P has an extended slide, adjustable rear sight, 5.4-inch barrel. It is chambered for 9mm. Also new is the CZ-75 Shadow T-SA, a single-action target and competition pistol with adjustable rear sight chambered for 9mm.

Charter Arms Pit Bull now in 9mm, new .410 revolver debuts 281 Canal St., Dept. NWS, Shelton, CT 06484 203-922-1652/www.charterfirearms.com

Following closely on the successful introduction of the .40-caliber Pit Bull revolver, Charter Arms is chambering that same revolver in 9mm. It holds five rounds and works without the need of moon clips. The cylinder is specially designed to handle rimless cartridges. Built from stainless steel with a matte finish, this revolver has a slightly shorter barrel than the .40-caliber version, but it is fitted with a checkered rubber grip and has fixed sights. In addition, Charter will be showing off the new Big Dog revolver, chambered for the .410 shotshell and .45 Colt. This model also is done in stainless steel with a matte finish and has a 2-inch barrel.


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SIG SAUER HAS NEW HANDGUN OFFERINGS 18 Industrial Drive, Dept. NWS, Exeter, NH 03833/(603) 772-2302/www.sigsauer.com

Good news for handgunners in 2012 as Sig Sauer has announced that it will offer the P226 9mm variant for the U.S. Navy to the commercial market, along with the new P224 sub-compact in three calibers. In addition, Sig has revealed a P250 Sub-compact and the 1911Fastback, the P938, and the 1911 Ultra. The Navy version of the P226 is dubbed the MK25, with three 15-round magazines, polymer grips, an M1913 Picatinny rail, and an anchor engraved on the slide. One of Sig Sauer’s major launches this year is the P224, a sub-compact chambered for the 9mm, .40 S&W and .357 SIG, in DAK or DA/SA actions. It is available in four variations: • Sig Anti-Snag, with dehorned slide and frame, SIGLITE night sights and one-piece grips; • Equinox, featuring a two-tone accented Nitron stainless-steel slide, Tru-glo tritium fiber-optic front sight, SIGLITE rear sight, Hogue black diamondwood grips and nickel controls; • Nickel, with a nickel slide and controls, custom Hogue G-10 grip panels and SIGLITE night sights; • Extreme, with Hogue G-10 black and gray Piranha grips and SIGLITE night sights. The other new major introduction is the P938, an upsized version of the P238, this time chambered in 9mm. Here’s a pistol that should appeal to fans of the compact 1911-style P238 with some added horsepower. This single-action pistol has an ambidextrous safety, 6+1 capacity with a standard magazine and an extended magazine that delivers 7+1 capability. There are five variations of this pistol: • Rosewood, with Nitron-coated stainless slide and hard anodized-alloy frame, Rosewood grips and SIGLITE night sights; • Blackwood, with a natural stainless slide and

hard anodized-alloy frame, black diamondwood grips and night sights; • Extreme, featuring a Nitron-coated stainless slide and hard anodized-alloy frame, Hogue G-10 piranha grips in black and gray, and night sights; • SAS, the anti-snag model with dehorned slide and frame, walnut stippled grips, night sights and a natural stainless slide and black anodized-alloy frame; • Equinox, with a polished Nitron two-tone slide and anodized frame, tritium/fiber-optic front sight and tritium rear, and black diamondwood grips. The P250 Sub-compact in .45 ACP or .380 ACP is another entry for those interested in personal protection. The .45-caliber version carries a six-round magazine while the .380 magazine holds 12 rounds, with an optional 15-round magazine on the way. There’s also a Sub-compact rail grip module in medium with a 1913 rail. A full firearm is being launched in 9mm, and the grip assembly is available for 9mm, .40S&W and .357 SIG models. The 1911 Fastback features a new frame design, with a proprietary rounded frame and mainspring housing, in full size and Commander-size models. The Night-

ROCK ISLAND ARMORY’S HANDGUNS DEBUT 150 N. Smart Way, Dept. NWS, Pahrump, NV 89060/(775) 537-1444/rockislandarmory.com

Several new Rock Island Armory handgun models will be in the spotlight during this week’s SHOT Show, and they’ve got some custom features. The 22 TCM is chambered for the new .22 TCM cartridge, a necked-down 9mm that shoots a .223-caliber bullet. This pistol, built on a wide-frame M1911 platform, holds 18 rounds in the M1911 magazine, has a 5-inch barrel, and Novak-style adjustable rear sight and dovetailed front sight. The slide is made from 4140 chrome moly steel. Rock Island’s XT-22 pistol is a full-size pistol on the Model 1911 platform. Made from 4140 steel, this semi-auto has a 1911-A1 frame and a forged slide and one-piece machined barrel. It has a 10-round magazine, fixed combat sights dovetailed front and rear, and a beavertail grip safety. The .45-caliber 2011 Tactical model features VZ grips, a Picatinny rail on the dust cover, extended ambidextrous safety, full-length guide rod, high sweep beavertail grip safety and fiber-optic front sight dovetailed on the slide and adjustable two-dot rear sight. For more information, see us at booth #16955

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mare pistol features a black Nitron stainless frame and slide, Hogue double diamond black G-10 grips, low profile night sights, stainless controls and grip screws. The Rosewood model has a reverse two-tone stainless finish, low-profile night sights and Hogue Rosewood double diamond grips. Sig’s 1911 Ultra is a very compact model chambered for .45 ACP. It has a stainless slide over an alloy frame, checkered front strap, unique recoil system and six-round capacity. It is available with either a Nitron all-black finish or two-tone version with a stainless slide and anodized aluminum alloy frame. Three new models in the P238 family are also debuting this week. They are the Scorpion with night sights and Hogue G-10 grips panels, the Black Diamond with a diamond plate finish, black aluminum grips and night sights, and the Desert, with dark earth finish and Hogue wraparound rubber grips. For more information, see us at booth #12240

Dan Wesson 5169 Route 12 South, Dept. NWS, Norwich, NY 13815 (607) 336-1174/www.danwessonfirearms.com

Two new entries on the Model 1911 platform have been announced by Dan Wesson for 2012, including a full size model and a compact. The DW Specialist is a full-featured model chambered for the .45 ACP with an accessory rail, long trigger, beavertail grip safety with bump, dovetailed sights front and rear, extended ambidextrous thumb safety and G10 VZ Operator II grips. The DW Specialist comes with two 8-round magazines, is checkered on the flat mainspring housing and on the front strap for a solid grip, and the magazine release is extended. It is finished in black Duty finish. Also new is the DW ECO, a single-stack pistol sized like an Officer’s Model with lots of features. It is chambered for both 9mm and .45 ACP. On the inside, there is a solid one-piece recoil spring rod and flatcoiled recoil spring rated for 15,000 rounds.


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HAND GUNS On the outside, it has tritium night sights dovetailed front and rear. The grip safety is a beavertail with bum, and the thumb safety is extended. It has a 3.5inch flush cut bushingless coned barrel. This pistol has a lightweight aluminum alloy frame with undercut trigger guard and 25 lpi checkering on the front strap. There is 25 lpi checkering on the flat mainspring housing as well, and the housing is rounded at the butt.

Freedom Arms 314 Highway 239, Dept. NWS, Freedom, WY 83120 307-883-2468/www.freedomarms.com

Freedom Arms is looking at adding the .243 Winchester chambering to its line of single-shot hunting handguns. This single-shot exposed hammer model allows barrels to be factory-fit. Made from stainless steel, this handgun has a matte finish and impregnated hardwood grips in short or long versions. Barrel lengths are offered in 10 or 15 inch versions, without sights. The gun is designed for scope mounting. Silhouette sights are available with some barrels. It has a hammer block safety.

Glock unveils Gen4 pistol family 6000 Highlands Parkway, Dept. NWS, Smyrna, GA 30082 (770) 432-1202/www.teamglock.com

Glock is introducing the Gen4 series G21, G32 and G34 models during this week’s SHOT Show, all boasting improved ergonomics and three different grip options.

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The G21 is chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge, the G32 is a .357 SIG and the G34 is a 9mm. They all have the Multiple Back Strap (MBS) system that allows shifting from short, medium and large grip options. Glock has also changed the original recoil spring with a dual spring assembly, which reduces felt recoil and extends the service life of the pistol. The magazine release can be switched from one side to the other. Also, the grip surface has been updated with Glock’s new Rough Textured Frame (RTF) to improve the grip even in wet weather.

Heizer Defense announces ‘DoubleTap’ pistol 8 Rauscher Drive, Dept. NWS, St. Louis, MO 63124 (855) 243-4937/heizerfirearms.com

Here’s a two-shot “derringer” of modern design that provides a compact, concealable platform for concealed carry or emergency backup. Heizer Defense has unveiled the DoubleTap, a small, flat handgun built on a lightweight frame of ei-

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ther aluminum or titanium, and is chambered in either .45 ACP or 9mm. This double-barrel model is available with a porting option on both the upper and lower barrels. It has a double-action trigger system, MILSTD finish on the frame and barrels, and the grip holds two spare rounds. This break-action pistol is 5⁄8-inch wide with a nosnag design. It has a thumb latch release and automatic ejectors.

Kahr announces CM40 P.O. Box 220, Dept. NWS, Blauvelt, NY 10913 (845) 353-7770/www.kahr.com

The newest addition to Kahr’s line of compact strikerfired pistols is the CM40, announced last month and shipping now. The CM40 is chambered for the .40 S&W cartridge. It has a 3-inch barrel, and OAL of 5.47 inches with a height of 4 inches. It has a drift adjustable rear sight and a pinned polymer front sight. It is just under an inch wide at the widest point, and is ideal for CM40

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HAND GUNS concealed carry. With a slide machined from 416 stainless steel, the CM40 has a conventional rifled steel barrel and black polymer frame with 4140 steel inserts. This model features Kahr’s cocking cam trigger and firing pin block. The pistol comes with a single five-round magazine and metal-injection-molded slide stop lever. The slide locks open after the last shot. It weighs 15.8 ounces empty and 17 ounces with the unloaded magazine inserted.

PARA USA 10620 Southern Loop Blvd., Dept. NWS Pineville, NC 28134-7381 (704) 930-7600/www.para-usa.com

M9-22

CHIAPPA’S M9-22 IN THE SPOTLIGHT 8611-A North Dixie Drive, Dept. NWS, Dayton, OH 45415/(937) 454-0470

Chiappa’s full-size .22-caliber M9-22 pistol is the spitting image of the military’s duty sidearm, and that makes it a good training tool as well as a great recreational handgun. Three models are available, the standard model with plastic grip panels, the standard version with textured wood grips, and the tactical with plastic grips and a Novak-style low mount rear sight and fiber-optic front sight. The M9-22 has a 5-inch barrel cut with six lands and grooves on a 1:16-inch rifling twist. It wears fixed sights (the rear is drift adjustable) and a 10-round magazine. The controls work just like those on the Beretta service pistol, and this double-action handgun is capable of pretty good accuracy. Chiappa offers the pistol with a plastic magazine, but otherwise this handgun has the heft of a larger-caliber model. The M9-22 hits the scale at 2.3 pounds. The pistol’s OAL is 8¾ inches, and it wears a black finish overall. It has an external extractor, ambidextrous slide-mounted hammer drop/safety and the plastic grips are checkered. This pistol also has a lanyard ring at the rear of the butt. Of particular interest, the M9-22 will fit perfectly in any holster designed for the Beretta. For more information, see us at booth #11729A

RUGER INTRODUCES NEW SEMI-AUTOS, WHEELGUNS 1 Lacey Place, Dept. NWS, Southport, CT 06890/(203) 256-3860/www.ruger.com

A new rimfire version of the SP 101 revolver, two new laser-equipped LCP and LC9 pistols, and a new single-action rimfire have been announced by Ruger for debut during this week’s SHOT Show. The newest SP 101 is chambered for .22 Long Rifle cartridges and holds eight rounds. It is fitted with a onepiece rubber grip that has checkered walnut inset panels. The SP 101 is done in stainless steel with a matte finish, and the 4.2-inch barrel is fitted with a square-post fiber-optic front sight and square-notch adjustable rear sight. The ejector rod is protected by a half-shroud under the barrel. Ruger’s other rimfire revolver is a single-action called the Single-Ten, thanks to its ten-round cylinder. Crafted from stainless steel with a matte finish, the Single-Ten has a 5.5-inch barrel with a Williams fiber-optic sight and adjustable rear sight. The revolver is fitted with walnut grip panels. In the semi-auto arena, Ruger is showing off the SR40c, a compact version of the popular SR40 pistol, introduced at mid year. With a stainless slide and glass-filled nylon frame, the SR40 has a 3.5-inch barrel, and the slide is topped with fully adjustable three-dot sight system. There’s an accessory rail mold into the frame ahead of the trigger guard, and two magazines. One magazine is a standard nine-rounder and the other a 15-round magazine with an integral grip extension. In states where there is a magazine limit, the pistol is provided with two nine-round magazines. Ruger will also display its newest incarnations of the LCP and LC9 pistols, fitted with LaserMax CenterFire lasers, mounted on the trigger guard of each handgun. This laser is adjustable for windage and elevation, and the guns come with a hex wrench to make such adjustments. The LCP is chambered for .380 ACP while the LC9 is chambered for the 9mm cartridge. For more information, see us at booth #11840

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There’s a big lineup of new guns from Para on view this week during the SHOT Show, with something for just about every endeavor. For openers, check out the Stealth model, chambered for the .45 ACP. It has a lightweight alloy frame, stainless-steel slide, 3-inch coned match-grade barrel with integral feed ramp, and a bonded black PK2 finish and spurless concealment hammer. Stocks are G-10 and it has an ambidextrous slide lock, and firing pin safety. It comes with two six-round magazines. The P14-45 is now offered in stainless steel. It has a 14+1 capacity, is chambered in .45 ACP, has a stainless-steel slide and frame, 5-inch match-grade barrel, skeleton hammer, competition trigger, fixed rear sight and fiber-optic front sight, and thin polymer grip panels. There’s also a P14-45 model with a light rail, this one in carbon steel with a Black PK2 finish, beavertail grip safety with speed bump and a firing pin safety. It comes with two 14-round magazines. Another 2012 Para entry is the 1911 Black Ops pistol series. Chambered for .45 ACP, this pistol has a 5-inch match grade barrel, eight-round magazine, Trijicon tritium night sights, skeletonized hammer, G-10 grips, stainless-steel frame with integral light rail and black PK2 finish. There’s a limited edition Black Ops pistol also in the mix. This eight-round .45 ACP has a fully adjustable rear sight and fiber-optic front sight, skeleton hammer G-10 grip panels, ambidextrous slide lock, beavertail grip safety with speed bump and a firing pin safety. It is finished with black PK2. Para also offers a Black Ops version of the 14-15 this year, with a 14-round magazine, 5-inch match grade barrel, Trijicon tritium sights, G-10 grips, black PK2 finish, and an integrated light rail.

New Sphinx 3000 pistol announced P.O. Box 8928, Virginia Beach, VA 23450 (757) 821-1089/www.sphinxarms.com

Sphinx, the Swiss arms manufacturer, has announced the Sphinx 3000 SDP (for Special Duty Pistol) semiautomatic for 2012. Chambered for the 9mm cartridge, the new Sphinx SDP pistol is a compact service pistol with a slide machined from solid steel with advanced pyramid design. The frame is made from hard anodized aluminum with Teflon inserts. It features an integral recoil buffer and full-length recoil spring guide rod and


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integrated accessory rail. It has a 15round magazine capacity, 3.7-inch barrel, is 1.3 inches wide and 7.4 inches OAL. Weighing 27.5 ounces, the pistol is fitted with a Defiance front day and night green fiber optic/tritium sight and a rear Defiance tritium two-dot sight. This DA/SA pistol has a loaded chamber indicator, internal firing pin safety, drop safety, and hammer safety. It is finished in black TiAIN on the slide. The pistol is marketed by Kriss USA.

Springfield Armory spotlights XD(M) compact 420 West Main St., Dept. NWS Geneseo, IL 61254 (800) 680-6866 www.springfieldarmory.com

XD(M)

Springfield is shining the SHOT Show spotlight on the XD(M) Compact pistol, chambered for the .45 ACP, .40 S&W and 9mm. This pistol has a 3.8-inch barrel, nine-round standard magazine, and a 13-round X-tension magazine for the .45, three-dot sights dovetailed front and rear,

grip safety, and black polymer grip frame. The slide is crafted from forged steel, and it has cocking serrations front and rear. The 9mm version holds 13 rounds in the standard magazine and 19 rounds when the X-Tension magazine is inserted. The .40-caliber model holds 11 rounds in the standard magazine and 16 rounds in the XTension magazine. All three versions have a standard accessory rail in front of the trigger guard, and the grip frame is ergonomically shaped and textured for a firm hold even in wet conditions. The XD(M) Compact has a loaded chamber indicator, USA (for Ultra Safety Assurance) trigger system that prevents accidental discharges in the event the pistol is dropped or bumped, and the grip safety adds an additional level of safety. Springfield offers the XD(M) Compact in black or Bi-Tone with a black frame and stainless slide.

Taurus 16175 NW 49th Ave., Dept. NWS Miami, FL 33014-6314 (305) 624-1115/www.taurususa.com

Taurus has announced the 24/7 G2 Compact series, with models chambered in three popular calibers and two finishes,

blue or stainless. This compact pistol weighs 27 ounces and has an overall length of 6.6 inches. The barrel measures 3.5 inches and it has an adjustable rear sight. It has checkered polymer grips and comes with a single flush-fitting magazine and one extended capacity magazine. Chambered in .45 ACP, .40 S&W or 9mm, the 24/7 G2 Compact has a smooth trigger, loaded-chamber indicator, trigger safety, manual safety and a firing pin block.

G2 Compact Taurus also incorporates its onboard locking Security System mechanism. Certain controls are ambidextrous to accommodate left-handed shooters. They include the magazine release, safety and decocker, thumb rests and finger indexing Taurus memory pads. The .45-caliber pistol has 10- and 12-round magazines, the .40-caliber model has both 10- and 12round magazines as well, while the 9mm model holds 10-, 13- and 17-round magazines, depending upon state regulations.

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SWAROVSKI INTRODUCES NEW EL RANGE 2 Slater Road, Dept. NWS, Cranston, RI 02920 (800) 426-3089/www.swarovskioptik.com

Swarovski binoculars have earned a reputation for rugged quality and the new EL Range models with an integrated rangefinder look to maintain that standard. Available in 8x42mm and 10x42mm, these lightweight binoculars have been long anticipated, and their features should prove the wait was worth it. Featuring Swaro-Aim technology, the EL Range models provide an electronic readout in yards or meters, and they also boast angle compensation and five individually adjustable brightness levels. The LCD screen is easily read and it is user-friendly with simple operation. The 8X model has a 411-foot field of view at 1,000 yards, and the 10X model offers a 330-foot field of view at that distance. Both have a 16.4-foot

short focusing distance. They are powered by a CR2 battery. Swarovski designed the EL Range with a large cen-

ter focus wheel that can be used with gloves. The 8X model is 6½ inches long and the 10X model is 6.3 inches long. Both are 4.6inches wide and 3.2 inches high. They feature a tough rubber armor exterior and the eyepieces are adjustable for use with eyeglasses. For more information, see us at booth #12120

NIKON UNVEILS MONARCH 3 BINO, EDG FIELD SCOPES

Steiner adds new Merlin Pro binocular

1300 Walt Whitman Road, Dept. NWS, Melville, NY 11747 (516) 547-4200/www.nikon.com

Steiner’s newest binocular entry is a lightweight, compact model called the Merlin, a tough roof-prism model available in four models and two different power ranges. The selection includes and 8x42mm, 10x32mm, 10x42mm and 10x50mm. All are full-size binoculars with center focus and rubber armor exterior. The large center focus knob is user friendly. This series, an upgrade of the popular Merlin line, features lenses with high-contrast optical coatings, new twist-up eyepieces with contoured eye cups and long eye relief. That rubber armor coating is something new. It is made from Nitrile Butadiene rubber. The 8x42mm model weighs 18.3 ounces, the 10x32mm scales at 21.1 ounces, the 10x42 weighs 26.1 ounces and the 10x50mm model hits the scale at 33.1 ounces. All four feature 6.6-foot close focusing. They come with a padded travel case, removable neoprene rain guards for the ocular lenses, objective lens caps and padded neck straps.

EDG Fieldscope

Nikon has announced a new Monarch 3 binocular and a new EDG field scope series, along with a new custom turret program. Unveiled in the fall of 2011, but making their official debut here, the Monarch 3 binocular has already had an opportunity to stack up to game in the wilds. Available in 10x42mm and 8x42mm models, the Monarch 3 All Terrain Binocular features high-resolution optics in a waterproof and fogproof body. They have long eye relief (24.1mm in 8X and 17.4mm in 10X), they have multi-click turn-and-slide rubber eyecups, flip-down rubber lens covers and Nikon Eco-Glass lenses. These roof-prism binoculars feature highly reflective silver-alloy multilayer prism coatings. Nikon is introducing the EDG Fieldscope line with a lens shift VR (vibration reduction) system that consists of two vibration detection sensors that, according to Nikon, identify horizontal and vertical movement. A pair of Voice Coil Motors utilize the vibration reduction system to eliminate blur caused by vibration. There are seven eyepieces with a bayonet lock design, and models range from 20X to 70X. The scope, which is offered in either an angled or straight body, comes standard with a 20-60X zoom eyepiece. This scope can also be used with a Nikon digital SLR camera for taking long-range photographs. It operates on four AA batteries, either alkaline or lithium. Nikon has also announced its Spot-On Custom Turret Program. Under this program, shooters can order personalized engraved turrets calibrated to match the ballistics of a selected factory or handload. Available in either low or high profile, these knobs are offered for several Nikon scopes. They may be ordered online. For more information, see us at booth #11221

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97 Foster Road, Suite 5, Dept. NWS, Moorestown, NJ 08057/(856) 866-9191/www.steiner-binoculars.com

Vortex offers new red dot sight, rangefinder 2120 West Greenview Drive, Suite #4, Dept. NWS, Middleton, WI 53562/(800) 426-0048/www.vortexoptics.com

New for 2012 from Vortex Optics is a new rangefinder and a red dot sight for modern sporting rifles, shotguns and handguns. The Ranger 1000 is a compact unit that can measure distances out to 1,000 yards. O-ring sealed to keep it waterproof, the Ranger 1000 operates on the power of a CR2 battery. It features multi-coated optic and an HCD (Horizontal Component Distance) display provides an angle-compensated distance reading, and the unit can be set to read distances in meters or yards. The


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Conquest Duralyt 3-12x50mm

ZEISS ANNOUNCES CONQUEST SCOPES, BINOCULARS 13005 North Kingston Ave., Dept. NWS, Chester, VA 28386/(800) 441-3005/www.zeiss.com

The new Conquest series of riflescopes and HD binoculars making their official debut during this week’s SHOT Show should raise plenty of eyebrows. Starting with the riflescopes, Zeiss hits it out of the park with the 30mm Conquest Duralyt series, featuring three inaugural models. These German-made scopes are offered in 1.2-5x36mm, 2-8x42mm and 3-12x50mm. They are available with either the No. 60 illuminated reticle, or the No. 6 non-illuminated reticle. The illuminated reticle features a very fine red dot at the center of the crosshairs that disappears when the power is turned off. This dot reticle is visible even

display also shows battery power status. With this unit, a hunter is able to scan the landscape and get range readings in the process of following a moving animal. Sized to fit in a pocket, it has an adjustable utility clip that allows belt or shoulder strap carry. The other new entry is the Razor red-dot sight, with high-polished glass for a sharp edge-to-edge image. Designed for use on an AR modern sport-utility rifle, shotgun or pistol, the Razor produces a daylight-bright red dot. It is available in either a 3-MOA or 6-MOA dot model. There are several available accessory mounts, and the unit comes with a low mount. It has a hard-anodized matte black finish and comes with a sight cover. It operates on the power of a CR 2032 battery.

Nikko Sterling 206 South Union Street, Dept. NWS, Alexandria, VA 22314/(703) 548-4837/www.legacysports.com

Nikko Sterling, the popular scope line from Legacy Sports, has added the Targetmaster series to its family for 2012. Available in four different variable power models, these 30mm scopes feature Japanese-made lenses with Microluxe ETE coating. All finished in matte black, these scopes include a 4-16x44mm, 5-20x50mm, 624x56mm and 10-50x60mm. All feature Mil Dot reticles and weigh about 25 ounces each. Built with tall turrets, Targetmaster scopes feature side parallax and focus adjustments, and there is also a switch that activates the reticle illumination.

Burris adds new tactical line, expands FullFields 331 E. 8th Street, Dept. NWS, Greeley, CO 80631 (888) 228-7747/www.burrisoptics.com

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in daylight. Power is activated by one of two switches on the eyepiece. The other switch controls the brightness. The reticle automatically turns off after four continuous hours of operation. Each of the three scopes is click-adjustable at 1⁄3 inch at 100 yards. The eyepiece diameter on all three is 42mm. All three also feature a 109.4-yard parallax adjustment, and Zeiss multicoating on the lenses. In the binocular arena, Zeiss is introducing the Conquest HD family, with 8x42mm and 10x42mm models. These roof-prism binoculars weigh 24.7 ounces, and they are loaded with features. Both offer

90 percent light transmission and they are designed with Schmidt-Pechan prisms with dielectric mirror coatings. Lenses are multicoated and the binoculars are nitrogen filled. It’s all housed in a lightweight aluminum body that has a protective armor exterior. The center focus wheel is large and user-friendly. The 10X model has a 345-foot field of view at 1,000 yards, while the 8X model covers a 384-foot field of view at that distance. For more information, see us at booth #13913

BRESSER UNVEILS BINOCULARS, TRAIL CAMS 621 Madison Street, Dept. NWS, Springdale, AR 72762/(888) 599-7597/ www.bresser.com

There’s a new pair of binoculars and three outdoor game cameras on the way from Bresser for 2012. There are roof prism four models in the value-priced binocular family, an 8x28mm, 10x28mm, 8x42mm and 10x42mm. These center-focus binoculars are rubber armor coated and come with a neck strap and carrying case. The new 8MP Game Camera has a Reap 5MP image sensor, 2-inch LCD display screen, a memory card that holds up to 16GB, and it operates on the power of AA batteries. This camera also features a low battery alert, has a low-glow illumination out to 22 meters and weighs a scant 0.24 kg. The trigger time is 1.2 seconds. Bresser’s 120-Degree game camera has a 5 MP image sensor, 120-degree lens angle, 2-inch LCD display screen and operates on AA batteries. This one has a 1-second response time, and operates day and night, and has a 16GB memory card. The Digital 360 Cam also has a 5 MP color image sensor and 120-degree lens angle. It also has a 2-inch LCD display screen, 1-second response time, can operate day and night, and is powered by AA batteries. It also has a 16 GB memory card. For more information, see us at booth #4063

and some accessories are being unveiled during this week’s SHOT Show. Fans of AR-type rifles should warm up to the new MTAC series of scopes. This new family includes a 14x24mm, 1.5-6x40mm, 3.5-10x42mm, 4.514x42mm and a 6.5-20x50mm. The lower power model is designed to ideally match the requirements of AR shooters, with its illuminated Ballistic CQ reticle. The three higher power models are for precision long-range

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tactical shooters, and they have adjustable parallax and a G2B Mil-Dot reticle. All are designed on 30mm tubes and they feature optics with HiLume coatings. Joining the FullField E1 series are three new models, including a 3-9x40mm, a 4.5-14x42mm (both built on 30mm tubes) and a 6.5-20x50mm on a 1inch tube that features the new E1MV reticle calibrated to the .22-250 Remington. The 4.5-14X model will allow a wider adjustment range, and the 3-9X fea-


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OPTICS SWATSCOPE HAND-HELD PERISCOPES PROVIDE TACTICAL ADVANTAGE 21031 Cantebury Lane, Dept. NWS, Lake Forest, CA 92630 (949) 830-4300/www.swatscope.com

Scout Sniper Periscope Kit

Handheld periscopes manufactured for the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army sniper teams provide a tactical advantage for the military and law enforcement, and SwatScope is the expert in this field. The Scout Sniper Periscope Kit and Optical adapter allows the user to overcome obstacles, whether they are walls, large rocks, logs, and even ridge lines. SwatScope’s 4x9 handheld periscope includes a PVS-14 adapter, anti reflection device, removable 3M desert camo material, a tan soft sling case, aluminum padded hard case and anodized aluminum tripod mount handle. There is also a flashlight attachment. The extendable slide bar stretches to 22½ inches and the rubber cup on the eyepiece can be folded over to allow use by people wearing eyeglasses. For more information, see us at booth #6408

NEW TRIJICON SRS REFLEX SIGHT PREMIERS 49385 Shafer Ave., Dept. NWS, Wixom, MI 48393 (800) 338-0563/www.trijicon.com

The new SRS (Sealed Reflex Sight) from Trijicon is a compact unit scheduled for delivery starting next month. The SRS has a unique optical design, and measures only 3.75 inches in length, 2.4 inches high and 2.5 inches wide. This red-dot sight offers a field of view that does not obstruct a shooter’s ability to acquire the target. It works equally well on AR-type sportutility rifles, shotguns and handguns. The technology is first rate. This sight features an LED-lighted 1.75 MOA aiming point with ten brightness settings including three NVG settings. Powered by both a single AA lithium or alkaline battery and a solar panel, the Trijicon SRS provides years of service from a single battery, thanks to the “solar assist.” This unit operates on the solar power and utilizes the backup battery power

tures an illuminated reticle. It has a standard Ballistic Plex E1 reticle. Burris is also adding two new AR sights, the AR132 and AR-536, both designed for quick target acquisition. The AR-132 is a compact 1X model with a 4 MOA red dot. It offers ten levels of brightness and has a low mount system. The AR-536 offers 5X magnification with a 36mm objective lens that pulls in plenty of light. The AR-536 has the Burris Ballistic/CQ lighted reticle and five different illumination settings. There is also a new Red Dot sight, the FastFire III. It offers a choice of 3 MOA or 8 MOA dots and upgraded windage and elevation adjustments. There is a low-battery-warning indicator, see-through protective cap and it can be fitted with a Weaver-type mount. This week will also see Burris introduce three new tactical sight mounts. They include the 30mm AR-Pivot Ring for mounting the Burris AR-Tripler behind the XTS-135 SpeedDot. Next is the Burris AR-T.E.R Extension ring, for mounting a red-dot sight ahead of the AR-Tripler. Also, Burris is expanding its family of Xtreme Tactical Rings, with four models featuring Quick Detach mounts. They are offered in both 1-inch and 30mm sizes in medium and X-High sizes.

New binocular, monocular from Bushnell Sealed Reflex Sight

only when necessary. This translates to as much as three years of continuous service from a single battery. Trijicon designed the SRS with a parallax-free objective lense and an auto-locking, self-adjusting level mount. It is waterproof to 50 meters (165 feet). This 1X sight has a 23 meter field of view at 100 meters. It weighs only 13.8 ounces with the supplied lithium battery and mount. Made from forged 7075-T6 aluminum, it is hard coat anodized with a nonreflective finish. For more information, see us at booth #12117

COMMAND ARMS UNVEILS NIGHT VISION, RED DOT SIGHTS 911 William Leigh Dr., Dept. NWS, Tullytown, PA 19007/(866) 611-9576/www.commandarms.com Command Arms (formerly EMA Tactical) is introducing a new night-vision sight and red-dot sight for 2012. The OR-Sight is a night-vision device that utilizes a sensitive camera and infrared laser flashlight capable of providing good vision out to 200 yards in twilight and night conditions. Designed for use behind a red-dot reflex sight, it mounts on a Picatinny rail via a single quick-release lever mount, and is powered by a rechargeable 7.2volt battery with up to eight hours between charges. It has a five-position switch that controls the operation, and six screen brightness levels. The unit also has a low battery indicator. Also new from CAA is the ACQ-1 red-dot reflex sight with two different reticles, each with three brightness levels. It has a remote press-to-transmit cable switch that is detachable. It has a sleep mode that activates after 30 minutes of nonactivity. The ACQ-1 has a night-vision mode that allows it to be used with other night-vision devices, such as the ORSight, without distortion. This unit also has a low battery indicator, and quick detach levers. For more information, see us at booth #20257

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9200 Cody, Dept. NWS, Overland Park, KS 662143259/(913) 752-3400/www.bushnell.com

A new compact binocular, a compact monocular and a new Laser Rangefinder are all being debuted this week by Bushnell. Bushnell’s new folding compact binocular is an addition to the Legend Ultra HD series. It’s a 10x25mm model with wide-angle BaK-4 roof prisms and fully multi-coated lenses. It has a magnesium chassis and rubber armored housing and RainGuard HD water-repellant lens coating. It comes with a carrying case, neck strap and microfiber lens cloth. The new monocular is also a compact model and it also joins the Legend Ultra HD family. This new model features ED Prime extra-low-dispersion glass, a PC-3 phase-coated prism and fully multi-coated optics. Lenses are coated with RainGuard HD and it features a Picatinny rail and carry clip, and twist-up eyecup. Bushnell takes another step in rangefinder technology with the introduction of the new G-Force 1300 ARC laser rangefinder. This model is accurate to within one yard plus or minus beyond 125 yards, and it can measure ranges out to 1,300 yards against reflective surfaces, and 900 yards against tree-size objects. This unit actually features two patented Bushnell technologies. It boasts Variable Sight-In distance (VSI) and Angle Range Compensation (ARC). VSI allows rifle shooters to set holdover/bullet drop information in MOA or inches, and they can select between 100-, 150-, 200- and 300-yard distances. ARC lets the rangefinder account for both uphill and downhill terrain angles to provide accurate distance to the target and precise shot angle information. The new G-Force rangefinder features Vivid Display Technology, with four adjustable brightness levels. The eyepiece provides 6X magnification and it features a built-in tripod mount. SHOT SHOW 2012

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BROWNING One Browning Place, Dept. NWS, Morgan, UT 84050/(801) 876-2711/www.browning.com

Field Dressing Tool Sagebrush

New knives from Browning for 2012 include a new series called Sagebrush, plus a selection of field dressing tools and a new ax. The new Sagebrush series of hunting knives kicks off with two lockback folders, both featuring 3-inch stainless-steel blades with a satin finish. Handles are also made from stainless steel or highly figured burl wood. Browning’s new Field Dressing Tools (FDT) are designed for the job as described. The three models in the line feature folding lockback and lockback/button

combination blades made from 440 stainless steel. They are offered in single blade, two-blade or threeblades with the main blade measuring 3½ inches. They have aluminum handles and come with a ballistic nylon sheath. The Outdoorsman’s Axe has a one-piece head made from hot forged steel with a hollow ground blade design. Made from high carbon 1055 tool steel, this ax features an integrated tang that extends down the handle, which is made from injection-molded polypropylene and fiber-

CHECK OUT ‘RANGER’ MODEL FROM COLONIAL KNIFE CORP. 61A Dewey Ave., Dept. NWS, Warwick, RI 02886 (866) 421-6500/www.colonialknifecorp.com

550 Ranger

LONE WOLF UNVEILS NEW BLADES 300 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, OR 97045 (503) 431-6777/lonewolfknives.com

Three new entries for 2012 have been announced by Lone Wolf Knives, and they cover several applications. The new Mountainside Combo includes a drop-point model and caper, both made in the USA with Bohler N680 stainless steel. The Mountainside Drop Point has an advanced handle that is tough and functional, and the Mountainside Caper 2 is designed to allow precision cuts. Both knives come in a single leather sheath. The Landslide is a folding lockback, also featuring a blade made from N680 “super stainless” steel, with a high-vis hunter orange Grivory handle. The knife also features a stainless-steel pocket clip. The blade measures 3.5 inches and the knife is 4.6 inches overall when closed. It weighs a scant 3.2 ounces. The third entry is for anglers, and it is dubbed the Big Water Fillet. This 8-inch folding fillet knife has a TPE rubberized topo grip which provides a solid hold even when everything is soaked. The increased blade spine and length allow for cutting healthy fillets from even the biggest fish. It comes with a lifetime warranty and is covered by FieldSharp, a lifetime sharpening and maintenance offer.

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Benchmade debuts several new models

One of many top knives from Colonial for 2012 is the 550 Ranger model with a locking blade and tough synthetic handle that is ribbed for a real solid hold even with wet hands. The 550 Ranger is a real lightweight, at a mere 1.5 ounces. With an OAL of 7 inches, the Ranger has a 2¾-inch blade crafted from 440C stainless steel that is hardened to 58-60 Rockwell. This is an auto knife, with a blade that opens and locks with the push of a button on the handle. For additional locking safety, there is a sliding lock that moves forward into position and also locks the blade. The molded handle is a molded isoplast material that is available in black, yellow, blue or red. The blade is either matte natural stainless or finished with a nonreflective black oxide. The handle also has a lanyard hole sized for use with parachute cord, and there is also a pocket clip. Colonial offers a near twin in the Tuff Cop model, with a partly serrated blade and overall length of 71⁄8 inches. The 4.25-inch handle is also designed for use with 550 parachute cord. Since 1926, Colonial brand knives have increased in value considerably. Knives purchased for a few dollars in the 1950s are now worth hundreds of dollars.

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glass. It also comes with a sheath. Another new entry is the Black Label Tactical Blades family. The series includes deep cover neck knives, heavy duty fixed-and folding blade models, push daggers, throwing knives and combat tomahawks. There are 30 unique models in all, according to Browning, and they were designed by Russ Kommer.

300 Beavercreek Road, Dept. NWS, Oregon City, OR 97045-4142/(800) 800-7427/www.benchmade.com

Several new Benchmade models are making their debut appearances during this week’s SHOT Show, including models wearing the Harley Davidson and HK brands. In the Adams Family series, there’s a new Model 275 Folder and a 375 fixed blade model. The folder features the Axis locking mechanism and a 3.82inch blade made from D2 tool steel with ambidextrous thumb studs. The desert tan handle is a machined from G10 and it has a lanyard hole and stainless steel liners. The fixed-blade model also features D2 steel with a skeletonized handle. The 4.2-inch drop-point blade features serrations along the spine, and it comes with an injection-molded sheath with locking strap and tension screw. The Model 176 SOCP Dagger has a 7.25-inch OAL with a 3.22-inch blade made from 440C stainless steel. This skeletonized model has a finger loop for easy deployment and use, and a 4.03-inch skeletonized handle. There is a trainer that is 6.81-inch OAL with a 2.78-inch blade and 4.03-inch handle. Benchmade’s new 1100-15 and 1100-16 Ti Pen models are made from machined titanium with an anodized blue body finish and ergonomic knurling pattern. There are blue and black ink options and the pen comes with a cap and pocket clip. The Model 62 Bali-Song has a 4.25-inch D2 toll steel-crowned Weehawk blade and stainless-steel handle. It has a T-latch lock to secure the blade in either open or closed positions. This knife has an OAL of 9.2 inches and it weighs 6.4 ounces. It comes with a nylon sheath. Wearing the Harley Davidson label is the Nonconformist, featuring a push-button mechanism with integrated safety. There are two models, the 13800 with a drop-point blade and the 13801 with a Tanto-style blade. Both blades are made from 154CM stainless steel and measure 3.4 inches, and the handle on both models is aluminum. Another entry is the 13900 Ti-Fender, with a tita-


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KERSHAW ADDS NEW HUNTERS 18600 SW Teton Ave., Dept. NWS, Tualatin, OR 97062/(800) 325-2891/www.kershawknives.com

Making their debut under the Kershaw brand are two new fixed-blade hunting knives, the Diskin Hunter and Mini-Skinner, both manufactured at the company’s Tualatin, Ore., facility. The larger of the two is the Diskin Model 1805, designed by custom knife maker Matt Diskin. It features a 45⁄8-inch blade made from Sandvik 14C28N steel with a stonewashed finish. Overall, this knife measures 9½ inches and it has textured G-10 scales that are thicker than normal. For skinning and caping jobs, the Mini Skinner Model 1081 is a tough little entry with a 2-inch blade. It works very well on smaller game, too. It also features a Sandvik

stainless blade wearing a stonewashed finish, and textured G-10 scales. Both knives come with sheaths. In addition, Kershaw has announced three new additions to the Blur series. They include the Glassbreaker, Desert Sand and Olive Drab, all with 33⁄8-inch blades and closed OAL of 4½ inches. Blades are made from Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel with a

Blur series Desert Sand

DLC coating. They have 6061-T6 anodized aluminum handles with Trac-Tec inserts. The Glassbreaker model is designed with a carbide glassbreaker tip built into the handle, and the partly serrated blade is designed to cut quickly through a heavy nylon seat belt. For more information, see us at booth #14123

ONTARIO KNIFE PREMIERS NEW HUNTERS nium Monolock and stainless-steel spear-point blade measuring 3.75 inches. It has dual thumb studs and the blade is made from 9CR13 stainless steel. The titanium handle has a reversible tip-down pocket clip. Also joining the lineup are the Entourage and Mini-Entourage models. The Entourage has a 3.74inch flat ground 440C stainless steel Tanto blade and a 6061-T6 aluminum handle. The knife features a new enlarged auto button and integrated safety. The Mini-Entourage model has a 2.87-inch flat ground Tanto blade with the same construction as the larger model. New to the HK line is the Epidemic, a double-action OTF (out-the-front) model with a 3.44-inch D2 tool steel spear-point blade and 6061-T6 aluminum handle with reversible tip-down pocket clip.

P. O. Box 145, Dept. NWS, Franklinville, NY 14737/(800) 222-5233/www.ontarioknife.com

New fixed-blade hunting knives and some new kitchen cutlery are being unveiled by Ontario Knife Company for 2012. Seneca OKC has redesigned the Seneca, Cayuga and Kayuka hunting knives, all with 420 stainless-steel blades that have a hardness of 50-55 Rockwell C. These knives, each named after one of New York’s Finger Lakes, all come with Cayuga hand-stitched leather sheaths and injection molded handles of polypropylene and kryton with bright orange butts. Both the Seneca and Kayuka models have long upKayuka swept cutting edges, while the Cayuga has a more traditional modified clip-point blade. OKC is also introducing a Robeson Cutlery knife set that includes a chef knife, one Santuko model, a bread knife, two utility knives, a boning knife and paring knife plus six steak knives. The knives feature flat ground blades made from Sandvik 14C28N steel, and injection molded handles with polypropylene undermolds and a rigid bolster and butt cap. These knives come with a wood storage block that protects the edges. For more information, see us at booth #20305

Buck 660 S. Lochsa Street, Dept. NWS, Post Falls, ID, 38354/(619) 449-1100/www.buckknives.com

This year, Buck is celebrating its 110th anniversary in business, a landmark not shared by many companies, especially one that is still family-owned. And recognizing that there is a growing contingent of women in the hunting ranks, Buck is introducing the Haley Heath ErgoHunter Adrenaline family of hunting knifes. There are eight knives in the series including three folders and five fixed-blade models. They have grooved handles and finger guards. Fixed blade models come with Kydex sheaths.

Coast announces two new folders P.O. Box 5821, Dept. NWS, Portland, OR 97228/(503) 2344545/www.coastcutlery.com

For 2012, Coast has announced two new assistedopening folders, the Rapid Response 3.0 and Rapid Response 3.9, both designed by Ron Lake. Both models feature S.A.T. (for Smooth Assist 50 Northwest Sportsman & California Sportsman SHOT SHOW 2012

PACIFIC SOLUTION OFFERS KNIFE, SWORD 1220 E. Belmont St., Dept. NWS, Ontario, CA 91761/(909) 930-5845/www.pacificsolution.com

Talk about the extreme ends of the selection chart: Pacific Solution is touting a springassisted pocketknife dubbed the Falcon, and a Samurai sword! The pocket folder is a 3½-inch knife with a 440 stainless-steel blade that opens with the help of a spring. Designed with a military theme, this handsome knife has a thumb stud, partly serrated cutting edge and there’s a seat belt cutter integrated into the butt, along with a glass breaker. It has a nonslip handle finished with digital desert camouflage, and it also sports a military medallion.

Meanwhile, for all would-be ninjas, Pacific Solution has a Samurai sword crafted by a master sword maker in China named Alex Zheng. Measuring 40½ inches overall, the sword has a T10 carbon steel and 65MN steel Damascus blade with 408 layers. Blade length is 27 inches Falcon and the handle measures 11 inches. It weighs just under 3 pounds. The grip is wrapped with ray skin and silk cord, and it comes with a high-quality scabbard finished in black lacquer with a buffalo horn mouth.


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Columbia River announces new blades 9720 S.W. Hillman Court, Suite 805, Dept. NWS, Wilsonville, OR 97070/(800) 891-3100/www.crkt.com

This week will see the introduction of the Minimalist and SPEW fixed blade knife models from Columbia River Knife & Tool, and a sample provided to Northwest Sportsman was exactly as described, right down to the razor-sharp edge. There are three knives in the Minimalist series, and a single SPEW entry. Minimalist models come with glass-filled nylon sheaths while the SPEW has a G10 neck sheath. Minimalist knives include: • The Wharncliffe, with a 2-inch stainless steel blade with a layered resin-impregnated fiber handle that has three finger choils. • The Tanto, also with three finger choils and a 2.125-inch stainless blade. • The Bowie, with a 2.125-inch blade and overall length of just over 5 inches. The SPEW (Small Pocket Everyday Wharncliffe) model has a 3-inch stainless blade and the same textured handle. All four of these knives feature a braided fob on the butt that helps when drawing the knife from its sheath. Blade steel on all of these is 5Cr15MoV with a 55-57 Rockwell C hardness. Only the SPEW model weighs 3 ounces. The others weigh 1.6 ounces or less.

Gerber 14200 S.W. 72nd Ave., P.O. Box 23088, Dept. NWS, Portland, OR 97281/(503) 639-6161

Several new models are being unveiled this week by Gerber, including fixed blade and folding models, and three multi-tools. Gerber’s Compact fixed-blade model has full tang design with rubber handle, 3.4-inch with 7Crl7Mov steel blade and a lightweight synthetic sheath that clips to a backpack or belt. Weighing 3.77 ounces, this model is ideal for hikers and backpackers. The Ultimate knife model is a nonserrated version of a model previously offered with serrations. It has a drop-point blade made from high-carbon stainless steel measuring 4.8 inches weighing 11.2 ounces, it has a texturized rubber handle and it comes with a

hard rubber military-grade sheath and diamond knife sharpener. It also has an emergency whistle on a lanyard. In the folding category, Gerber’s new Remix Tactical model has a partly serrated Tanto-style 3-inch blade, OAL of 7.86 inches open and 4.86 inches closed, and it weighs 4.6 ounces. The blade has a Thumblift opener, and G-10 composite handle tip-up pocket carry. A new Pocket Tool folder has a stainless-steel blade, small and medium flat screwdriver head, bottle opener, Philips head driver and rubberized handle. It has a 5.6-inch OAL and weighs 2.9 ounces. The Instant model is a tactical folder with Gerber’s F.A.S.T. mechanism for one-hand opening. It has a 3.18-inch blade, thumb plunge lock and G-10 composite handle. Another folder is the Venture model with a 3.2-inch Tanto-style blade, titanium handle, thumb plunge lock and a pocket clip. It also features a F.A.S.T mechanism. The Dime is a handy new keychain-size multitool measuring 4.25 inches OAL but closes to 2.75 inches. Made from stainless steel, it features pliers, a wire cutter, fine-edge blade, scissors, medium flathead driver, crosshead driver, bottle opener, tweezers and a file. Gerber’s Survival Tool Pack is designed for extreme conditions. It features a dozen components including needle-nose pliers and standard pliers, wood saw, partially serrated blade, file, bottle opener, crosshead driver, scissors, medium flathead driver, flashlight, fire starter rod, a survival guide and locking case. The Groundbreaker is a rugged tool primarily for electricians. It includes an industrial-grade wire cutter, wire stripper, locking utility knife, drywall-saw blade and driver with six interchangeable bits, heavy-duty belt sheath and spare blades.

Spyderco P.O. Box 800, Dept. NWS, Golden, CO 80402-0800/(800) 525-7770/www.spyderco.com

Several new knives are being unveiled by Spyderco, with models big and small on the way. The lineup includes the C129G Cat, a folder with a 2.5-inch 440C blade and black G-10 grips with a wire pocket clip. The C130 Chicago has a 2-inch blade made from 440C and a black G-10 handle as well, and wire pocket clip. Designed by Ed Schempp, the C141 Balance is an odd-looking knife with a 1.93-inch VG-10 stainless blade and stainless-steel handle. Want something bigger? There’s the C150G Junior with a 3.21-inch VG-10 blade and black G-10 handle with a lanyard hole in the butt, and the C149G Vallotton Sub-Hilt folder with a 3.27-inch CPM-S30V stainless blade and polished black G-10 handle. The C152CF Chaparral with a hefty 2.81-inch stainless blade and carbon-fiber handle is another model with heft, and the C157GTI LionSpy is really a handful with a handle made from G-10 with a titanium liner, and a wide 3.62-inch Elmax steel blade. Featuring a titanium handle, the C158TI Techno has a 2.5-inch CTS-XHP steel blade. There are more new Spyderco models. SHOT SHOW 2012

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CENTURY INTERNATIONAL 430 South Congress Ave., Suite 1, Dept. NWS Delray Beach, FL 33445 (800) 527-1252/ www.centuryarms.com

Century International’s new ammunition announcement is that Sauvestre ammunition from France is available in several popular domestic calibers. The lineup includes ammunition in .300 WSM, 7mm Remington Magnum and .270 WSM. They all feature bullets made from a nonferrous metal alloy. Also from Sauvestre are shotshells in 12 and 20 gauge. In 12 gauge, there are loads in 2¾- and 3-inch magnum, and ditto for the 20 gauge. For more information, see us at booth #15931

Sauvestre ammunition

BLACK HILLS REVEALS NEW LOADS P.O. Box 3090, Dept. NWS, Rapid City, SD 57709/(605) 348-5150/www.black-hills.com

There are new loads from Black Hills in 5.56mm/.223 Remington, .204 Ruger and .300 Whisper, and they’re going to be available even while the company is filling its recently announced five-year Navy contract for precision 5.56mm ammunition. This year, Black Hills is adding a 5.56mm load with a 69-grain Sierra MatchKing bullet, dubbed the “OTM’ by the military. This bullet has a record for accuracy, and it is designed for use in a 1:9-inch twist barrel, which is what one finds in the majority of AR-type rifles. The new 5.56mm load pushes that bullet out of the muzzle at 2,875 fps in a 20-inch barrel to deliver subMOA accuracy. For varmint hunters, the new Black Hills load in .204 Ruger is topped by a 32-grain Hornady V-Max bullet. Capable of velocities topping 4,000 fps, the new load is designed to destroy varmints with sub-MOA accuracy. Then comes the .300 Whisper load, which started out as a wildcat developed by J.D. Jones. This new load is topped by a 125-grain match bullet and it virtually duplicates the ballistics of the 7.62x39mm with light bullets. Black Hills notes that this ammunition is compatible with rifles chambered for the .300 AAC Blackout cartridge. The new Navy contract calls for the delivery of 50 million rounds of ammunition topped with 77-grain bullets. For more information, see us at booth #3019

NEW HEVI-SHOT LOADS ANNOUNCED FOR 2012 P.O. Box 779, Dept. NWS, Sweet Home, OR 97386/(541) 367-3522/www.hevishot.com

Three new Hevi-Metal turkey loads, a selection of 10-gauge shells and new 2¾-inch 12-gauge shells are being introduced by Hevi-Shot for 2012. For spring and fall gobbler gunners, there is a new 3½-inch 12-gauge load with 1½ ounces of shot, a 3-inch 12-gauge load with 1¼ ounces of shot and a 3-inch 20-gauge round with 1 ounce of shot, all No. 4. These layered loads combine premium steel shot with Hevi-Shot. Many hunters still use the 10 gauge, and there are four new 3½-inch loads all carrying 1½-ounce shot charges. They consist of a BB load, and shells in No. 2, 3 and 4 shot. All leave the muzzle at 1,500 fps. Another entry in 10 gauge is the 3½-inch Hevi-Shot Magnum Blend with a 23⁄8-ounce shot load featuring a mix of No. 5, 6 and 7 shot pellets for a dense pattern in the kill zone. Waterfowlers should also like the new 2¾-inch shotshells from Hevi-Shot. All three are 12-gauge rounds, all with 11⁄8-ounce shot loads moving out at 1,500 fps. The choices include No. 2, 3 or 4 shotshells. To make the most of these rounds, Hevi-Shot offers a line of choke tubes, including new entries for the 12-gauge Remington VersaMax, a 20-gauge tube for Remington shotguns, and other 20-gauge tubes to match Invector, Invector Plus, Crio Plus and Benelli/Beretta models/ The 20-gauge selections are all Combo Packs for turkey and waterfowl.

is also safe for use in semiautomatics. It is loaded in standard CCI .22 Long Rifle cases.

Barnes expands VOR-TX ammunition P.O. Box 215, Dept. NWS, American Fork, UT 84003 (801) 756-4222/www.barnesbullets.com

Barnes is adding new loads to its VOR-TX ammunition line for 2012: two rifle loads and two for handgunners. For big game hunting, Barnes is unveiling a .300 AAC round with a 110-grain tipped TSX FB bullet, and a .35 Whelan with a 180-grain TSX FB bullet. Big bore handgun hunters, there is a new .41 Magnum cartridge with a 180-grain XPB copper bullet, and a .454 Casull entry with a 250-grain XPB bullet.

Remington 870 Remington Drive, Dept. NWS, Madison, NC 27025/(800) 243-9700/www.remington.com

Remington is adding to its line of HyperSonic steel shotshells, with loads in 10, 12 and 20 gauge, plus one new defense load in .410 bore. In HyperSonic steel 12 gauge, there are two 3inch magnums, both with 1¼ ounces of shot, in either No. 3 or No. 6. They have a reported muzzle velocity of 1,700 fps. There are three 10-gauge, 3½-inch loads clocking 1,500 fps, all with 1½ ounces of shot, in BBB, BB or No. 2, and three 20-gauge loads, each with a 7⁄8ounce payload of either No. 2, 3 or 4 shot clocking 1,600 fps from the muzzle. Remington has added a 3-inch .410-bore buckshot load for popular defensive handguns chambered

For more information, see us at booth #2233

CCI 2299 Snake River Ave., Dept. NWS, Lewiston, ID 83501/(208) 746-2351/www.cci-ammunition.com

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The Quiet-22 round pushes a 40-grain bullet out the muzzle at 710 fps, generating an estimated 25 percent of the perceived noise from a standard .22 Long Rifle load. The round is so quiet that, according to CCI literature, it can even be used by shooters who are not wearing ear protection. It is ideal for bolt action and single-shot rifles, but

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AMMUNITION CORBON’S ADDS NEW PACKAGING FOR GLASER 1311 Industry Road, Sturgis, SD 57785-912 (605) 347-4544/www.corbon.com

The Glaser Safety Slug from Corbon has a legendary record for fightstopping capability, and this year, that ammunition will be offered in 20round boxes instead of the traditional six-round blister packs. The selection runs the gamut, from a .25 ACP cartridge with a 35-grain projectile to a .45 Colt +P load with a 145-grain safety slug. There are also four rifle cartridge choices, in .223 Rem. with a 45grain projectile, and 7.62x39mm, .308 Win., and .30-06, all with 130grain bullets. Among the handgun loads are offerings in .38 Special, .357 SIG, .32 ACP, .380 ACP, .40 S&W, .400 CorBon, .44 Magnum and .45 ACP. Another introduction is a new .45 Colt load with a 165-grain JHP, loaded within standard pressure for that cartridge. Corbon has also announced a 20-percent price reduction on all ammunition. For more information, see us at booth #12274

HORNADY ANNOUNCES NEW SHOTSHELLS, RIFLE AND HANDGUN LOADS P.O. Box 1848, Dept. NWS, Grand Island, NE 68802-1848/(308) 382-1390/www.hornady.com

Joining the Hornady ammunition lineup this year are new shotshells and ammunition for rifles and handguns, including new entries in the Z-Max cartridge line. Spring turkey hunters will want to know about the new Heavy Magnum turkey loads in 12-gauge, 3-inch magnum. They are available in No. 4, 5 or 6 shot sizes using nickel-plated shot. They feature Hornady’s Versatile wad that helps maintain a short shot string even after the wad drops away. There’s a new .17 Hornet round in the Superformance Varmint cartridge family. This one pushes a 20grain V-Max bullet out of the muzzle at 3,650 fps. Four new loads are being introduced to the Vintage Match series, a 6.5x55 Swede with a 140-grain BTHP Vintage Match bullet, a .303 British with a 174-grain BTHP pill, a 7.62x54R, also with a 174-grain BTHP bullet and an 8x57mm with a 196-grain BTHP bullet. Three new loads — two in 9mm and one .40 S&W — have been added to the Critical Duty line. Featuring nickel-plated cases, they are loaded with Hornady’s FlexLock bullets, a cannelured projectile with an Interlock band to prevent bullet separation. The 9mm loads

for that round from Smith & Wesson or Taurus. In rifle ammunition, there are three new Premier A-Frame loads for big game, including a 7mm Rem. Magnum with a 160-grain bullet and a new .300 Win. Magnum and .300 Rem. Ultra Mag, both with 180grain bullets. Four new loads are offered in the Premier Copper Solid series, including a 150-grain load in .30-30 Win. and 165-grain loadings in .30-06, .300 Win. Magnum and .300 Rem. Ultra Mag. 54 Northwest Sportsman & California Sportsman SHOT SHOW 2012

both feature 135-gain bullets and one is a +P load. The .40-caliber selection has a 175-grain bullet. Hornady has also announced four pistol, four rifle and a shotshell Z-Max load. The pistol lineup includes a .380 ACP with a 90grain bullet, a 9mm round with a 135-grain bullet, a .40 S&W round with a 165-grainer, and a new .45 ACP with a 185-grain pill.

Z-Max rifle loads include a .223 Remington with a 55-grain bullet; a steel-cased 7.62x39mm load with a 123-grain bullet, a new .30-30 Winchester with a 160-grain projectile and a .308 Winchester with a 168-grain bullet. The Z-Max shotshell entry is a 12-gauge 2¾-inch round with 00 buckshot.

Remington has added two European loads to its Core-Lokt family, in 7x64 Brenneke with either a 140or 175-grain pill, and a 9.3x62mm load with a 286grain pill. Wearing the UMC brand is a new 6.8 Remington SPC load with a 115-grain MC bullet.

There are lots of choices from Federal for 2012, for waterfowlers, turkey hunters and big game hunters. Federal’s new Premium Black Cloud FS (FliteStopper) steel entries include three 12-gauge, 3-inch magnums and a pair of 3-inch 20-gauge loads. The 12-gauge offerings offer 1¼-ounce loads of No. 2, 3 or 4 shot, all clocking at 1,450 fps from the muzzle. The 20-gauge loads are offered in 1-ounce No. 2 or 4 shot charges, with a muzzle velocity of 1,350 fps. For wild turkeys, there are two new Mag-Shok

Federal 900 Ehlen Drive, Dept. NWS, Anoka, MN 55303/(612) 3232300/www.federalcartridge.com

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FIOCCHI HAS AMMO FOR HUNTERS, COWBOYS AND LAWMEN 1662 Nevada Way, Dept. NWS, Boulder City, NV 89005/(702) 293-6174/www.fiocchiusa.com

A full line of ammunition for rifles, handguns and shotguns, including game loads and ammunition for Cowboy competition is available from Fiocchi, based right here in Nevada. Fiocchi offers the Tundra family of nontoxic shotshells that utilize shot which is heavier than steel and contains pellets that can deform like lead, producing far more similar ballistics and performance. This shot does not harm chokes. Fiocchi offers non-toxic shotshells in 12, 20 and 28 gauge. One of the more innovative offerings from Fiocchi is the Cyalume chemi-tracer 12-gauge shotshell called Canned Heat. This shell works like a tracer round for shotgunners, showing how well a shot pattern disperses after it leaves the bore. The company also has a line of centerfire ammunition in several popular calibers, and at mid year in 2011 unveiled a line of law enforcement ammunition. For Cowboy shooters, there is also a family of ammunition in calibers that include .38 Special, .357 Magnum, .44 Special, .44-40 Winchester and .45 Colt. For more information, see us at booth #15942

ALS TECHNOLOGIES DELIVERS ‘LESS LETHAL’ ROUNDS P.O. Box 525, 1103 Central Blvd., Dept. NWS, Bull Shoals, AR 72619/(870) 445-8746/www.lesslethal.com

Impact, chemical and other specialized ammunition for dealing with tense situations is what ALS Technologies is all about, and they have a full lineup of less lethal ammunition to meet that challenge. Many of their products are designed for use with standard-issue 12-gauge shotguns, including flash-bangtype projectiles, rubber impact rounds and even “Muzzle Blast” shells that fire OC pellets are available. There are also less lethal rounds for 37/40mm grenade launchers available. Included in the 12-gauge impact ammunition are rounds that fire hydro-kinetic impact bags, bean bags, rubber fin projectiles, rubber shot and other impact loads. There are also specialized rounds, including the Bore Thunder, a “muzzle bang” load, a delayed bang projectile for pest control, and a door-breeching cartridge for removing locks and hinges from metal or wooden doors. In addition, ALS Technologies offers training courses for law enforcement that give instructors the knowledge to take back to their departments for training programs. For more information, see us at booth #27000

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Heavyweight 2¾-inch 12-gauge loads, both featuring 1¼-ounce charges of either No. 6 or 7 Heavyweight shot and the FliteControl wad. They are designed to reduce recoil while increasing the effective shot range by 20 yards. Hunters looking for something new in slugs can find it with the new Vital Shok Trophy Copper sabot, available in both 12- and 20-gauge loads. In 12gauge, there’s a 2¾ incher and a 3-inch magnum, both loaded with a 300-grain Trophy Copper slug. The 2¾-incher pushes the slug at 1,900 fps while the 3inch magnum launches its slug at 2,000 fps. There are new selections in the Top Gun Patriot target shotshell line are 2¾-inch shells in distinctive red, white and blue hulls. They carry 11⁄8 ounces of No. 8 shot.


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RELOADING In 20 gauge, the 2¾-inch shell pushes a 275grain slug at 1,700 fps while the 3-inch magnum sends the same slug out at 1,900 fps. Joining the V-Shok line with the Nosler Ballistic Tip bullet is a new .204 Ruger load with a 40-grain pill that clocks out the muzzle at 3,650 fps, and a .22-250 Rem. that sends a 55-grain Nosler out at 3,670 fps. For big game, Federal is adding a .30-06 load with a 200-grain Trophy Bonded Bear Claw bullet and a .45-70 Govt. load with a 300-grain Trophy Bonded Bear Claw to the Vital Shok family for big and dangerous North American game. An all-new line of Vital Shok Trophy Copper ammunition is being introduced, in several calibers from .243 Win. to .338 Federal. There are offerings in .2506 Rem., .270 Win. and .270 WSM, 7mm Rem Magnum, .308 Win., .30-06, and several other magnum loads. The Trophy Copper bullet is a copper-alloy projectile that has a grooved shank for improved accuracy, and a polymer tip for increased expansion. This ammunition comes in nickel-plated brass.

Winchester 600 Powder Mill Road, Dept. NWS, East Alton, IL 620241273/(618) 258-2000/www.winchester.com

For 2012, Winchester is introducing several new loads, including one new series of cartridges especially for hunting wild boars. Enter the new Razorback XT, offered in two loads for rifles. The bullet is designed to punch through a boar’s tough hide and deliver its energy to the vitals. There’s a .223 Rem. load with a 64-grain bullet going 3,030 fps from the muzzle and a .308 Win. load pushing a 150-grain pill out at 2,810 fps. Also for rifles come some new Power-Core 95/5 rifle cartridges loaded with hollowpoint bullets made from solid gilding metal. Selections include a .243 Win./90 grains; .300 WSM and .308 Win, both with 150-grain bullets; a .270 Win/130 grains; 7mm WSM/140 grains and 7mm-08 Rem./150 grains. Cowboy Action shooters have a new Super-X reduced recoil load for the .45-70 Govt. that pushes a 405-grain lead bullet out the muzzle at 1,150 fps. A pair of new Power-Max Bonded loads are being introduced, in .270 Win. with a 150-grain bullet and a .30-30 Win. load with a 170-grain bullet. Varmint hunters should warm up to the new leadfree Ballistic Silvertip load for the .204 Ruger. It pushes a 32-grain pill with a fragmenting copper core out of the muzzle at 4,000 fps. In the PDX1 line are new loads in 12-gauge, 2¾inch with a 1-ounce Segmenting Slug; a .223 Win. round with a 77-grain bullet, a .308 Win. with a 120grain bullet and for the first time, a .22 Win. Magnum rimfire with a 45-grain bullet. For shotgunners, Winchester is adding four loads to the Blind Side series with HEX steel and Diamond Cut wads. They include a 12-gauge 3½-inch load with 15⁄8 ounces of shot, a 12-gauge, 3-inch load with 13⁄8 ounces of shot, a 12-gauge, 2¾-inch load with 1¼ ounces of shot and a 3-inch 20-gauge shell with 11⁄16 ounces of shot. Trap shooters should like the low-recoil training AA Featherlite trap load in 2¾-inch 20-gauge with 7⁄8 ounce of No. 8 shot.

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HODGDON ANNOUNCES ‘CFE 223’ 6231 Robinson, P.O. Box 2392, Dept. NWS, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201/(913) 362-9455/www.hodgdon.com

New for 2012 from Hodgdon is a reloading propellant formulated for reducing copper fouling for high-volume rifle shooters. Hodgdon is also out with the 2012 edition of its Annual Manual, with more than 5,000 loads covering hundreds of popular calibers. CFE 223, for “Copper Fouling Eraser,” is a spherical powder that meters very well, and there is reloading data available for 27 different cartridges and 147 different loads. According to Hodgdon, this propellant delivers maximum velocities in the .204 Ruger, .223 Remington, .22-250 Remington and .308 Winchester. Data is available on-line at the Hodgdon website, and loads are available for a diverse selection of cartridges ranging from the .17 Remington to the .375 H&H. Most popular hunting cartridges may be reloaded with this powder. Available in 1- and 8-pound cans, CFE 223’s formula includes an ingredient developed for use in military propellants, Hodgdon revealed. It helps maintain accuracy without having to clean the bore so often. In its ninth year, the Annual Manual has information on 30 Hodgdon, 19 IMR and 10 Winchester propellants, and there is data on the new .300 AAC Blackout cartridge, and lead-free loads for 21 different rifle cartridges. There is also data for the new CFE 223 powder with 147 loads covering 27 different cartridges. For more information, see us at booth #16738

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SHOT•SHOW 2012 HORNADY UNVEILS NEW BULLETS, EQUIPMENT P.O. Box 1848, Dept. NWS, Grand Island, NE 68802/(308) 382-1390/www.hornady.com

Moving into 2012, Hornady is raising the curtain on new reloading gear and some new bullets for riflemen. In the equipment department, Hornady has announced the new Lock-N-Load ammo plant, which is designed to convert a progressive press into a serious ammunition factory. This unit includes a Lock-N-Load press, AP bullet feeder and AP case feeder, an AP die bushing 10-pack, and more. This setup can load pistol or rifle cartridges. There is also a new Lock-N-Load Classic Kit deluxe with a single stage press, powder measure, digital scale, Hornady reloading manual, priming tool, kinetic bullet puller, powder trickler, chamfering and deburring tool and more. Another Lock-N-Load entry is the Precision Reloaders Accessory Kit. This one includes a concentricity tool, Cam Lock trimmer and power adapter, and Lock-NLoad OAL gauge, comparator set, headspace kit and Case Prep Trio. There is also a steel dial caliper. The new Case Prep Trio is also available individually. It is compatible with 110V or 220V power. The new Lock-N-Load Quick Trickle is a hand-operated powder trickler. It allows a reloader to dial an initial charge and then refine it with precision metering of small amounts. Hornady’s new Lock-N-Load Sonic Cleaner 2L (for two liter) features an 80-watt ceramic heater. This unit can clean gun parts and brass, up to 300 empty .223 Rem. cases. It works with One Shot Sonic Clean solution. It has a timer to run from 5 to 30 minutes. There are six new rifle bullet selections to address a variety of applications. They include: • A .224-caliber 50-grain GMX made from gilding metal with a polymer tip and double cannelures to reduce fouling; • A 6.5mm/.264-caliber boattail 100-grain A-Max. This bullet has a secant ogive profile, new AMP (Advanced Manufacturing Process) bullet jacket and polymer tip. • A new .30-caliber, 150-grain SST with a long boattail and a crimping cannelure. This one is designed specifically for the .300 Savage, with a polymer tip and match-grade jacket. • A new 200-grain FTX in .348 caliber with Flex Tip design for safe use in a tubular magazine. • A 9.3mm/366-caliber DGS bullet weighing 300 grains. This copper-clad steel jacket bullet is designed for deep penetration. • Another .30-caliber boattail weighing 195 grains. This one features an AMP bullet jacket and swaged lead core.

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RELOADING REDDING UNVEILS NEW MATCH DIE SET 1089 Starr Road, Dept. NWS, Cortland, NY 13045/(607) 753-3331/www.redding-reloading.com

Precision reloaders will be asking about new Redding forming dies and the national match die set for the .300 Blackout that are being unveiled during this week’s SHOT Show. The forming dies were developed because of the rapidly increasing popularity of this .30-caliber cartridge and demand for brass, which is in very tight supply. The Redding Form #1 die and a Form-and-Trim die are designed for use with .222 Remington and .223 Remington brass to create .300 Blackout cases from either of these two cases. The reformed brass will have to be reamed or turned at the neck to assure the correct case thickness. Redding says these new forming dies will be available soon. Also from Redding is a new national match loading die set for the SAAMI-approved .300 Blackout cartridge. This die set feature a full-length sizing die, a competition seating die and a taper crimp die. Redding’s Match Series dies were developed in response to demand from competition shooters. The dies will be available shortly to retailers. For more information, see us at booth #16149

LYMAN UNVEILS NEW EQUIPMENT, DATA BOOKS 475 Smith Street, Middletown, CT 06457/(860) 632-2020/www.lymanproducts.com

There is plenty of good news from Lyman this year for metallic cartridge reloaders, with introductions that include a new ultrasonic cleaner, data books for individual cartridges and three-die sets. The Turbo Sonic 6000 has a 6.3-quart tank that holds up to 1,300 9mm cases, making it large enough to also hold four handgun frames. The tank has a built-in drain, and the unit comes with a large plastic parts basket. It is powered by a pair of industrial grade ultrasonic transducers. A smaller Turbo Sonic 700 holds small gun parts, smaller batches of empty cartridge cases and it has a stainless-steel tank with a plastic parts basket. It uses advanced oscillation circuitry and has push button digital controls. For use in these units is Lyman’s line of Turbo Sonic cleaning solutions for cartridge cases or steel gun parts. Lyman is also premiering Deluxe 3-Die Rifle sets. They include a Deluxe carbide expander assembly, a Neck sizing die, standard fulllength sizing die and standard bullet-seating die. There’s also a Deluxe neck-sizing die with carbide expander button. Perfect for handloaders who do not have a tumbler is Lyman’s Orange Turbo concentrated case cleaning solution, in a 16-ounce bottle. It is formulated for mixing with water. This year, Lyman is introducing loading data booklets that are specific to calibers or cartridge categories. There are books for both shotshells and metallic cartridges. Handgunners should find lots of use for the Pistol E-ZEE case gauge. This small gauge allows accurate case measuring for 18 popular handgun calibers, and it is made from precision machined aluminum so it will last a long time. It features both inch and metric scales. For the .50-caliber BMG shooter, Lyman is unveiling a Case Prep Multi-Tool. It features inside and outside chamfer tools, primer pocket reamer and primer pocket cleaner, and a tool to make the primer pockets uniform. It has a knurled handle that unthreads in the middle to store all the parts.

For more information, see us at booth #13145

For more information, see us at booth #15124

Barnes

For 2012, there is a new 171-grain boattail Match Burner in 7mm, designed for high-power, tactical and three-gun matches. It has a lead core and gilding metal jacket. Three new pills in the LRX long-range hunting bullet family have also been announced. They include a

P.O. Box 215, Dept. NWS, American Fork, UT 84003/(801) 756-4222/www.barnesbullets.com

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127-grain projectile in 6.5mm, a 168-grainer in 7mm and a 280-grain projectile for the .338 Lapua. All three are Tipped TSX bullets with longer boattails and higher ballistic coefficients. Varminator bullets that were discontinued in 2007 are back, with one new addition that has never been


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RELOADING offered before, in .20-caliber/32-grain. In addition, there are resurrections in .22-caliber/40-grain and 50-grain, and 6mm/58-grain and 72 grain. All are hollowpoint flat base pills with lead cores and gilding metal jackets for explosive performance.

Sierra P.O. Box 818, 1400 West Henry Street, Dept. NWS Sedalia, MO 65301/(660) 827-6300/www.sierrabullets.com

There’s a new MatchKing bullet coming from Sierra for 2012, and it should appeal to long-range shooters, whether they are punching paper or pursuing varmints and deer-sized game. Enter the 125-grain, .30-caliber MatchKing hollowpoint. It’s a flat-based projectile designed in cooperation with Remington Arms and Advanced Armament Corporation specifically for the new .300 AAC Blackout cartridge, according to Sierra. The .300 AAC is a new round for the semiautomatic modern sporting rifle built on an AR platform. However, the bullet is also showing good accuracy results in bolt-action rifles chambered for other .30caliber mid-range cartridges, Sierra reports. The new bullet is available in 100- and 500count boxes.

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RAINIER BALLISTICS PUSHING PLATED PROJECTILES 4500 15th Street, Dept. NWS, East Tacoma, WA 98424/ 800-638-8722/ www.rainierballistics.com Plated bullets for handgun cartridge reloaders, and one pill for the .30 Carbine will draw plenty of attention to Rainier Ballistics projectiles, which are becoming increasingly popular as more shooters catch on. Rainier Ballistics’ secret is to double strike the bullets in carbide dies to make them remarkably uniform. Bullet cores are swaged and then plated, after which the bullets are re-struck. The final step is polishing in walnut shells. The result is a consistent bullet Located in the Pacific Northwest, Rainier Ballistics has been increasing its focus on competitive shooters, and lately they’ve also been producing hollowpoints with hex-shaped cavities. The company uses virgin and secondary lead alloys and pure virgin copper in the production of its bullets. Rainier manufactures bullets from .32 (.312) to .50 caliber. Bullets are completely covered by the copper plating, which makes them perfect for use on indoor ranges, and there is a savings in plated over jacketed bullets. For more information, see us at booth #3017

Federal 900 Ehlen Drive, Dept. NWS, Anoka, MN 55303 (612) 323-2300/www.federalcartridge.com

New from Federal for 2012, packages of Gold Medal brass in two new calibers will get plenty of attention from metallic cartridge reloaders. Joining the lineup are the .223 Rem. and .22-250 Rem. Both will be offered in 100-round bags of unprimed brass for high-volume varmint shooters.

RCBS 605 Oro Dam Blvd., Dept. NWS, Oroville, CA 95965 (916) 533-5191/www.rcbs.com

Two new case trimmers and other reloading accessories have been announced for debut during this week’s SHOT Show from RCBS. A new Trim Pro-2 manual case trimmer kit includes pilots for .22-, .24-, .25-, .27-, .28-, .30-, .35-, .44- and .45-caliber cartridge cases. It features an improved spring-loaded universal shell holder, and it can hold cases ranging from the 5.7mmx28 to the .338 Lapua Magnum. RCBS also has a Trim Pro-2 power trimmer, which comes with the same pilots and same spring-loaded universal shell holder. It has a low-torque motor and full-length base. There’s a new die plate/shell plate rack for the Pro2000, PiggyBack-3 or PiggyBack-4 die plates and five-station shell plates. The new primer pocket swager simplifies removal of staked primer pockets. It has a foam-padded handle, hardened-steel swaging heads and is designed for use on a bench. RCBS is also introducing a rifle bullet feeder adapter for the Dillon RL550 and XL650 progressive presses using Dillon powder measures. In addition, there’s a new tube pistol bullet feeder, with choices for several calibers from .380/9mm up to .45-caliber. RCBS is also marketing a set of dies for the .280 Ackley Improved cartridge. SHOT SHOW 2012

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AMERICASE SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON ‘VALUE SERIES’ GUN CASES 1610 East Main St., Dept. NWS, Waxahachie, TX 75165/(800) 927-2737/www.americase.com

Built for rugged travel, gun cases from Americase, all made in the United States, have earned a reputation for dependability, and the Value Series lives up to its name. Featuring dual steel locking rods and seals to keep out dirt, moisture and dust, Value Series cases have spring-loaded, added handles and full-length piano hinges. Extra-thick padding inside protects firearms from all kinds of travel abuse. The series includes single and double rifle cases, and a breakdown shotgun case. The outer shell is

made from rugged aluminum, which is .063 inch standard, or .080 inch thick as an option. Fulllength rifle cases measure 52 inches long and 4.5 inches thick. Width depends upon whether the case is for a single gun or two firearms. That’s not all. Americase also produces cases specifically designed for AR-type modern sporting rifles, and there are also cases for hunting bows, handguns and .50 BMG rifles. There are more than 130 different models in the

Americase line, including velvet-lined models for shotguns, and there’s also a line of ballistic Cordura nylon case covers that offer an additional layer of protection. All Americase models are designed to meet airline travel specifications. For more information, see us at booth #1609 and 13579.

BROWNING ADDS NEW SAFE SERIES, APPAREL One Browning Place, Dept. NWS, Morgan, UT 84050/(801) 876-2711/www.browning.com

There’s a brand new safe series wearing the Browning label and the company is also introducing new apparel items during this week’s SHOT Show. Sporter Series safes are rated to withstand 1,200degree heat for 45 minutes, they have thick 1-inch formed doors with two-sided locking bolts and the DPX storage system on the top half of the door’s interior. The body is made from 12-gauge steel with 1-inch chromed locking bolts and a fully reinforced integrated door frame, according to Browning literature. There are four safes in the series, with models capable of holding between 23 long guns and 52 long guns.

In the apparel department, Browning has announced the new Dirty Bird Waterfowl line with items made with Pre-Vent waterproof breathable fabric, and they are insulated with PrimaLoft. The collection includes a 4-in-1 Parka, Insulated Parka, Insulated Wader Jacket, Insulated bib, plain bib and field pants. They are available in Realtree Max-4 and Mossy Oak Duck Blind camo. Browning has added an OutDry waterproof, breathable membrane to its hunting gloves. The new OutDry gloves are available in Browning’s X2 Big Game line, and the Dirty Bird Waterfowl line. For more information, see us at booth #12740

BULLET BUNKER FOR INDOOR, OUTDOOR RANGES P.O. Box 400, Port Clinton, OH 43452/(419) 341-1416/www.thebulletbunker.com

Built strong enough to stop a bullet from a .50-caliber BMG rifle, the Bullet Bunker is a phenomenal bullet trap and you can see why during this week’s SHOT Show. The Bullet Bunker’s secret is something called “in-elastic collision,” which translates to a projectile going through the self-sealing rubber face of the target and dramatically slowing down when it enters layers of laminated ballistic fabric combined within the rubber. This fabric is a blend of polyester and nylon that is similar to materials used in soft body armor. Behind that material is another ballistic medium consisting of interlocked rectangles of ballistic rubber that is specially engineered to stop bullets rapidly. All of this is housed in a heavy steel box. There are distinct advantages beyond simply catching bullets. The Bullet Bunker improves air quality because bullets do not splatter but instead slow down without fragmentation. In addition, bullets stopped by the Bullet Bunker can be recovered easily, rather than penetrate deep into soil or sand, or other berm material. Bullet Bunkers can actually be built to a customer’s specifications, and there are also several standard sizes. The Bullet Bunker has been used both indoors and outdoors, and they can last for a very long time.

Black Rain Ordnance announces new receivers, barrels and other components P.O. Box 1111, Dept. NWS, Neosho, MO 64850 (888) 836.2620/blackrainordnance.com

Black Rain has announced new rugged receivers for the AR platform, plus a modular rail system, muzzle brakes and a new single-stage trigger assembly. The new .308 CNC milled upper and lower re60 Northwest Sportsman & California Sportsman SHOT SHOW 2012

ceivers are made from 7075 T6 aircraft-grade aluminum billets that are hard coat anodized black or may be ordered in Black Rain’s exclusive “Nor-Guard” finish. There are also water transferred print options in “FDE,” “Silver Skulls,” or “Digi-Tan.” These receivers include ambidextrous fire controls, a winter trigger guard to accommodate a gloved hand, M4 feed ramps, beveled mag well and tension set screw. Another entry from Black Rain is the .308 CNCmilled charge handle, also made from 7075 T6 aluminum. They feature a milled tac latch.

Black Rain has also announced a single-stage dropin trigger assembly pack that comes complete with KNS anti-rotate pins, and two new 416R stainless steel muzzle brakes threaded for both the ½ x28 and 5⁄8x24 threads. This year, Black Rain is teaming with Sampson manufacturing to produce a lightweight slim tube that may be fitted with modular Picatinny rails. The company is also introducing a water displacement system that is a cleaner and corrosion barrier, and also a lubricant. It comes in a 4-ounce aerosol. For more information, see us at booth #2221


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CARLSON CHOKE TUBES UNVEILS NEW BARRELS 720 South Second Street, P.O. Box 162, Dept. NWS, Atwood, KS 67730/(785) 626-3700/www.choketube.com

New shotgun barrels for Benelli and Remington 870 shotguns have been announced by Carlson Choke Tubes, along with new tubs for several shotguns and magazine extensions. The new Benelli barrels are for the Nova, and they come in 18½, 24-, 26-, 28- and 30-inch lengths, while all but one of those lengths is available for the Remington 870 models. There is no 30-inch tube for the Remington pump gun. Benelli Nova barrels are chambered for 2¾-, 3and 3½-inch magnums, while the Remington barrels are chambered for 2¾- and 3-inch shells. In addition, Carlson is adding 28-gauge choke tubes for Benelli, Browning and Winchester shotguns. All of these are extended tubes with knurled front ends. Made from 17-4 stainless steel, they are available also with a blue or matte finish. For 12-gauge smoothbores, there’s a new waterfowl choke set for all shotgun makes and models featuring close range, mid range and long range choke tubes. They come in a case and they are all extended tubes also made from 17-4 stainless. Specifically for use with Winchester’s new Blind Side ammunition, Carlson is introducing a Blind Side choke tube in two sizes, mid-range and extended range. Carlson has done extensive in-shop development of choke tubes with a state-of-the-art electronic patterning machine to produce just the right choke constrictions. Lastly, the new magazine extensions are for Benelli and Winchester shotguns. For more information, see us at booth #1116

NEW ACCESSORIES FROM COMMAND ARMS 911 William Leigh Dr., Dept. NWS, Tullytown, PA 19007/(866) 611-9576/www.commandarms.com

Several new tactical shooting accessories have been announced by Command Arms, including a couple of pistol-carbine conversion units. There’s a new Picatinny quad rail to fit on modern sporting rifles and carbines. They are made from aviation-grade aluminum and they feature QD sling swivel mounting points and it is finished with black oxide. The two conversion units include a civilian/commercial Roni model, the Roni ICG1, that allows the user to insert a pistol into the unit with a threaded 16-inch barrel, and muzzle shroud. It has the appearance of a Bullpup rifle, with a 10-inch upper flattop Picatinny rail, two 5-inch rails along either side, ambidextrous space magazine holder on the buttstock and a unique trigger block. The other Roni pistol-carbine conversion is primarily for police or the military, since the addition of this unit to a pistol results in the manufacture of an “AOW” and Short-Barrel Rifle (SBR) subject to regulation under the National Firearms Act. Also from CAA is a new oversize trigger guard with a magazine well guide. This easily installed accessory is CNC manufactured from aircraft-grade aluminum with a black anodized finish. A handy addition for high-volume shooters is the new magazine coupler for sport-utility rifles. It allows two full magazines to be carried in tandem, with one inserted into the magazine well and the other out to the side. There’s a new collapsible buttstock with a cheek weld. It has a rubber non-slip butt pad, and may be set at six different positions. It is available with a tube assembly. For more information, see us at booth #20257

Bog Gear announces Bino Rest 110 N. Milam #149, Dept. NWS Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (877) 264-7637/www.boggear.com

Bog Gear has announced a nifty accessory for big game hunters who spend lots of time glassing the terrain for animals. Enter the Bog-Pod Bino Rest (BBR), a platform that mounts on a tripod and supports a pair of binoculars, held in place by a wide rubber strap. Binoculars held in this device remain zeroed on a specific area while the 62 Northwest Sportsman & California Sportsman SHOT SHOW 2012

user rests his/her eyes and hands, even for long periods. The BBR is made from high-strength ABS plastic and weighs a paltry 6.3 ounces. It features a rubbercovered inset on the base to protect the binocular from scratches, and it also helps hold the binocular securely. On the underside is a 3⁄8-20 threaded slot for mounting on a tripod and it comes with a ¼-20 bushing in case one needs to downsize from the standard threaded size for use with Bog-Pod shooting sticks. Capable of handling full-size binoculars from 7X to 20X, the BBR allows someone to actually carry a tripod with the binoculars in place.

Also from Bog Gear is the Adapt-a-pod, which allows the user to convert any standard monopod, bipod or tripod with standard ¼-20 or 3⁄8-16 mounting bolts for use with Bog-Pod accessories. Made from aluminum it mounts to a base easily with only a screwdriver. The Bog Gear XSR (for Extreme Shooting Rest) also fits on top of a tripod and allows a shooter to rest a rifle for long-range, accurate shots. It is adjustable to accommodate different rifles.

New bison wool boot insoles from Buffalo Gold P.O. Box 516, Dept. NWS, Burleson, TX 76097 (817) 992-8220/www.buffalogold.net

For active outdoorsmen and -women, there’s a new bison wool felt boot insole from Buffalo Gold, and there are also some other new products on the horizon including a bison shearling moccasin kit. Bison wool felt insoles are made from a combination of the solid bison fiber and wool to make a longlasting cushion that has moisture wicking properties and keeps feet warm. The insole is about 3⁄8 inch thick. They are designed to not slide around inside the boot. Another product on the way for 2012 is an expanded hat line made with a bison wool blend. These hats will be crushable felt and there will be sizes for both men and women, and they will be marketed under the Buffalo Gold brand. Buffalo Gold also produces gloves with buffalo leather palms, and the company is also looking at producing gloves made from ballistic nylon. In addition, there are pillows made from shearling buffalo and even seat covers. Buffalo Gold is opening up a new store and headquarters in Goodnight, Texas.

Desiccare accessories keep guns, safes, campers and boats dry 3400 Pomona Boulevard, Dept. NWS Pomona, CA 91768 (888) 659-1377/www.desiccare.com

Preventing damaging mildew and moisture from forming and accumulating inside gun safes, storerooms, campers and boats is what Desiccare products are designed for. For 2012, the company is introducing a moisture absorber that looks like a shotgun shell. It is transparent on the end so the user can see that it is absorbing moisture, and then it may be placed in a microwave oven and dried out for re-use. This new imitation shotshell is loaded with silica gel that contains cobalt chloride. It is similar to a product that is designed for use in shoes and boots called the Dry Out. This company produces moisture absorbent products under private labels, including products for such companies as Remington and Scent Shield. Camper Dry and Boat Dry are two of the most popular products in the line. They come in boxes containing individually wrapped bags that start working a soon as they are exposed to the air and humidity. Each


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The Gold Standard in Corrosion Prevention.

The Original GoldenRod Dehumidifier has been keeping safes free from corrosion for over 36 years. Features: • Anodized Aluminum Finish • Even Heat Distribution • Output of 1Watt per Inch • Made in The USA • Lifetime Warranty

GoldenRod Dehumidifiers, has been family owned and operated since its inception in 1974. At the core of GoldenRod Dehumidifiers, is an unwavering commitment to quality and customer service. For this reason, all of our products are made in the USA, using only the highest quality materials and production standards. GoldenRod Dehumidifiers is so confident in the quality of its products; we are proud to offer America’s most hassle-free lifetime warranty on all our electric dehumidifier products.

Offering the same Quality protection as the original GoldenRod at an economical price. Features: • Flat Black Finish • Even Heat Distribution • Output of 2/3 Watt Per Inch • Made in The USA • Lifetime Warranty

PREMIUM VCI TECHNOLOGY

The Inhibitor uses Volatile Corrosion Inhibitors (VCI’s), special non- toxic chemical compounds, which are emitted in the form of vapor, and create an invisible barrier against corrosion.

A broad range of VCI Products to protect your valuables. • Plug Emitters: To Protect The Interior of Barrels and Firing Mechanisms. • VCI Infused Oils: To Protect And Lubricate • VCI Infused Wipes: To Clean And Protect When used in conjunction with GoldenRod Dehumidifiers,the Inhibitor provides unmatched protection against corrosion.

The Ultimate Solution for Harmful Humidity Control.

For More Information, Come Visit Us At The Shot Show

Booth # 3728 (800) 451.6797 • www.GoldenRodDehumidifiers.com


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ACCESSORIES FANCY AND FUNCTIONAL FROM EAGLE GRIPS 260 Randy Road, Dept. NWS, Carol Stream, IL 60188/(800) 323-6144/www.eaglegrips.com

From its unique series of colorful Art Jewel grips to the more traditional hardwood, stag and American elk, Eagle Grips offers a complete array of replacement grips for single- and double-action revolvers and semiautomatic pistols, and they do it in style. Eagle developed the popular Gunfighter Grips, and the company has been a leader in the use of genuine Sambar Stag and Rosewood. Over the past few years, as genuine stag availability has diminished, Eagle found a reliable supply of American elk antler that is equally handsome. Each antler is carefully selected for weight and color. Lately, the company has developed a tough resin compound and combined it with different colors for production of the Art Jewel grip series. It’s admittedly a niche market item, but Eagle dominates the niche, with exotic pinks, blues, reds and other colors, and each is individually unique. No two grips are identical; each has its own color pattern. The pink grips were developed to promote the cancer awareness campaign. The availability of grip frames for guns include traditional Smith & Wesson square and round butt, Colt, Ruger and unusual handgun models. Clients can also ship their guns to Eagle for custom fitting. Options include replacement grips for Luger pistols, Detonics semi-autos and even Navy Schofield revolvers. Eagle also produces a line of classic grips in the old “Coke Bottle” design for S&W revolvers dubbed the Heritage line. Of particular interest is the line of Eagle grip panels for the Model 1911. The lineup includes selections in the Art Jewell collection, plus imitation ivory, yellow and blue silk resin, and traditional hardwood. For more information, see us at booth #16242

FROGG TOGGS ANNOUNCES NEW BOOTS, OUTERWEAR 131 Sundown Drive NW, P.O. Box 609, Dept. NWS, Arab, AL 35016/(256) 931-1580/www.froggtoggs.com

Frogg Toggs is unveiling several new items to cover outdoorsmen and -women literally from head to toe. There’s a new fully adjustable jacket with a tuckaway hood and zip closure. It has a 1-inch waistband and 1-inch wristbands to keep rain out, and a snapping storm flap. A new sleeve design eliminates seams on the shoulders and other stress points. To go along with the jacket, there is a new ProAction pant with a 1-inch waistband with adjustable locking shock cord, and 1-inch ankle band. It has 8inch zipper leg openings and easy access passthrough pockets. Also, Frogg Toggs is unveiling the Pro-Advantage bib, which features adjustable elastic suspenders with quick release buckles. This bib overall features a 20inch rustproof self-threading nylon front zipper and the legs have a 12-inch rustproof zipper for easy on and off

over boots. Ankle fitting are adjustable with nylon hook-and-loop closures. There are three new hats, a Bucket, a Boonie and an Aussie, available in solid colors or camo. The new Mudd Hogg Amphib boot features 1200-gram Thinsulate insulation. This 17-inch neoprene knee boot has a “no heel” rip track rubber outsole, rubber heel and toecap, printed upper with a flexible poly-jersey shell and molded EVA insole. Rounding things out is the BullTogg 5mm Bull Hide neoprene camouflage boot

bag is over-wrapped in foil. They are available in clamshell packs of three packages and they will keep air moisture under 30 percent.

GRABBER WARMERS HAS NEW RESEALABLE PACKAGE

For more information, see us at booth #1652

5760 N HawkEye Ct. SW, Dept. NWS, Grand Rapids MI 49509 800-518-0938/www.warmers.com

GoldenRod dehumidifier for gun safes P.O. Box 5286, Dept. NWS, Oxnard, CA 93031 (800) 451-6797/www.goldenroddehumidifiers.com

The GoldenRod GunSaver dehumidifier for gun safes comes in two sizes that will cover virtually all gun safe applications. This unit is either 12 or 18 inches long, with a 10foot cord. The 12-inch model uses 12 watts and the 18-incher is an 18-watt unit thanks to a recent upgrade that devotes one watt per inch. Inside the glass exterior tube is a stainless-steel heating element insulated with vermiculite that fills 95 percent of the tube. It delivers even heat distribution to keep a safe interior 64 Northwest Sportsman & California Sportsman SHOT SHOW 2012

foot wader. It features 1200-gram Thinsulate insulation, Rip Track Mudd Walker cleated outsole and 8mm wool felt midsole. This wader has adjustable double-locking neoprene and web suspenders with quick-release buckles and “H-Back” inner sharkskin construction. The BullTogg has dual entry chest pockets including a fleece-lined handwarmer pocket. They also have reinforced, embossed kneepads. There’s a BullTogg Bull Hide camo hipper for those who prefer hip boots that share all the construction features of the camo waders. For more information, see us at booth #10219

The maker of possibly the most popular hand and foot warmer product on the market has something new: a resealable bag that allows the warmers to be sealed away from the air for re-use. Grabber Warmers, which operate when exposed to the air, come in several sizes for hands, feet, even toes, and there are also large “peeland-stick “body” warmers that have an adhesive surface so they clink to a person’s body and can heat up to 12 hours. They continue operating for several hours, and the heating cycle can be interrupted by sealing the warmer away from air. That’s where the new resealable bag comes in. Once inside the sealed bag, the heating process stops until it is again exposed to the air. This new bag has already been in limited circulation, and it will be in general distribution this year. Grabber Warmers are available in bulk packs and smaller packs, and bulk boxes. For more information, see us at booth #1005


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HUNTER LEATHER 3300 West 71st Ave., Dept. NWS, Westminster, CO 80030/(800) 676-4868/www.huntercompany.com

New pocket holsters for today’s popular compact pistols, a rig to accommodate the Rossi loop-lever Ranch Hand lever-action handgun and a new line of rifle slings have been announced by Hunter Leather, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Holsters are available for the Ruger LCP and LC9, Smith & Wesson Bodyguard, Sig Sauer P238, Beretta .22- and .25-caliber pocket pistols, Taurus TCP and North American Arms mini-revolvers. They are leather with a rear flat pad and a pouch for the pistol. For the Cowboy Action crowd, Hunter is introducing a gunbelt rig to handle the Rossi Ranch Hand, a handgun designed around the Model 1892 lever-action receiver. It

was a firearm design made popular by the old Wanted: Dead or Alive television series back in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the opening sequence of Once Upon a Time in the West. The Ranch Hand barrel fits down into a shallow pouch and secures to the holster with a leather strap that goes around the action, and a hammer thong. Hunter is introducing a new line of rifle

slings made from water buffalo hide. These tough slings will work on all sporting rifles. There is also a new selection of padded leather slings. Also from Hunter for 2012 is a new holster, the Model 1167. It’s a high ride rig for the polymer-framed Taurus Public Defender. The Model 1163 is a basic open top holster for the same gun. Hunter hasn’t forgotten the Smith & Wesson Governor, either. The company will offer the Model 1145 molded leather holster for that revolver. For more information, see us at booth #1809

CROOKED HORN’S BINO SYSTEM, RANGE FINDER POUCH IN SPOTLIGHT 26315 Trotter Drive, Dept. NWS, Tehachapi, CA 93561/(661) 822-3635/www.crookedhorn.com

Makers of the original Bino system binocular harness, Crooked Horn also produces a tough case sized to fit a rangefinder dubbed the RF Sidekick.

LIBERTY SAFE UNVEILS AMERICAN-MADE CENTURION SAFES

This Sidekick can also hold binoculars and keep them secure, and prevent them from bouncing around while walking. The RF Hook Up comes with the Origi-

nal Bino System and the RF Sidekick pouch. The Sidekick is also available separately. It is built from a tough material and has padding to protect the rangefinder inside. It has a quick release buckle. Crooked Horn produces a variety of accessories for outdoorsmen, including cartridge carriers, bow slings and backpack bow hooks, scope covers, and backpacks. They even have a carrying case for a spotting scope and tripod that is finished in Advantage Max 1 camouflage. One other accessory that appeals to active hunters is the Trail Light. This handy light was developed by Crooked Horn with the pre dawn to dusk and dark hunter in mind. These LED lights clips securely to the strap on a backpack, or a shirt pocket. The light is available in white or green beam versions. It has a rotating head, and there is a stealth model with both green and white beams available. For more information, see us at booth #1757

1199 West Utah Ave., Dept. NWS, Payson, UT 84651 (866) 537-0165/www.libertysafe.com

Liberty Safe has announced that its new line of Centurion safes will be built in the United States, rather than offshore, bringing jobs back to America. There are three model sizes in the Centurion line, capable of holding 12, 18 or 24 long guns, respectively. Centurion models feature a 1-inch composite door with new military style locking bars. Inside, they feature a gray fabric lining that is tough but will protect the finish on firearms. Outside, Centurion safes are finished with a textured black powder coat that is handsome and durable. These safes have a 20-minute fire rating, external hinges for a wider door opening to allow easier access to firearms and valuables inside, and they are covered by a five-year parts, lock and mechanism warranty. Liberty told Northwest Sportsman that by bringing back the production of this safe line to the U.S., they will be creating 80 new jobs and boosting their production from 350 safes a day to 750 units daily. In addition to racks for long guns inside, there is also a top shelf for handguns and other items. For more information, see us at booth #13623

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dry and free from corrosion, mildew and rust. Designed to operate 24 hours a day on a 110-volt system, the GunSaver dehumidifier positions on the bottom of the safe, and works through convection heating. There is a European model that operates on a 220V system. The GunSaver is UL listed and it installs in minutes. There are no special tools required. For more information, see us at booth #3728

4D Reamer Rentals has tools, drop-in barrels 432 East Idaho St., Suite C420, Dept. NWS Kalispell, MT 59901 (406) 752-2520/www.4-dproducts.com

Known for its unique tool rental service, 4D Reamer Rentals is now offering Savage drop-in barrels for home gunsmiths, and proprietor Fred Zeglin will be appearing twice this week, autographing copies of his new book. Zeglin will be at the Quality Cartridge booth 4250 between 11 a.m. and noon on Tuesday, and again from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday. His book, Hawk Cartridge Manual, contains loading data for Hawk car-

tridges. These wildcat cartridges have been praised by shooters and gun writers, and Zeglin’s 188-page hard cover book is loaded with data. The 4D Reamer Rentals business offers barrels made by McGowen, Criterion/CBI and Green Mountain. The company, in addition to renting tools for commercial or home gunsmiths, also offers bolt handles and grip caps from Dakota. Zeglin has also done a DVD called Taming Wildcats about wildcat cartridges, and another DVD on building gunstocks. 4D has more than 600 different reamers in stock, including tool for wildcat rifles and pistols, and shotguns, plus headspace gauges and shotgun choke tools.

Huberd’s Shoe Grease, oil products for boot protection P.O. Box 2052, Dept. NWS, Snowflake, AZ 85937 (800) 366-5723/www.huberds.com

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ACCESSORIES N82 TACTICAL HAS THREE RUGGED HOLSTERS 9724 S. NC Hwy. 150/Linwood, NC 27299/(336) 479-3561/www.n82tactical.com

PEET P.O. Box 618, Dept. NWS, St. Maries, ID 83861 1-800-222-7338/www.peetshoedryer.com

Putting an end to soggy footgear is what the PEET Shoe Dryer concept has been all about since the company was founded in 1968, and today’s lineup of dryers extends well beyond boots and shoes, to helmets and gun safes. For 2012, the Idaho-based company is concentrating on delivering the products it is now producing. PEET dryers not only remove dampness, they eliminate odor-causing bacteria and prevent mold and mildew. These last two considerations are critical inside gun safes and lockers, where damp air can contribute to rust and corrosion of valuable firearms and other gear stored inside. In terms of energy savings, PEET dryers use less energy than a 40-watt light bulb. For example, last year’s debut SafeKeeping dryer draws only 18 watts of power, and it has been tested inside a Liberty safe. There are models that will accommodate everything from shoes to hip boots and waders. This translates to extended service life for valuable footwear. PEET also manufactures a hydration dryer for water bladders that prevents these “soft canteens” from becoming filthy with bacteria, mold and mildew. For more information, see us at booth #1025

been using for generations. The original product back in 1921 was a neatsfoot oil-based leather shoe dressing, and from there, the company has developed its shoe grease formula, shoe oil, Boot and Saddle Soap and Saddle & Tack Conditioner. These products have become a staple in boot shops and stores where boots are sold, essentially “selling themselves” to people who want to maintain their expensive foot gear for many years. The five products in the Huberd’s line can extend the life of a boot by many years, preventing cracking, keeping the leather supple and water resistant. Huberd’s Shoe Grease is available in 7.5-ounce, pint and quart cans, and a 3-ounce tube. This proprietary formula has been taking care of boots and shoes since 1921. Shoe oil and Neatsfoot Oil Leather Dressing are 68 Northwest Sportsman & California Sportsman SHOT SHOW 2012

Three different holster models from N82 Tactical and custom shop models designed to accommodate handguns with Crimson Trace Laserguard sights are available from N82 Tactical. There are three standard holster models, with oil-tanned facing that protects the finish of a firearm while providing a durable contact surface for the gun. These holsters are built with suede backing for a soft contact with the body, while providing natural friction that spreads the weight of the gun and a good contact that will not slide around. This also allows for N82 Tactical’s single clip retention design. Neoprene is sewn between the layers of leather for padding and also a layer of waterproofing to keep perspiration away from the gun. Also from N82 Tactical comes the Original and Original “tuckable” holster models, featuring a dense Herringbone elastic that is sewn into the facing leather and provides a secure contact with the firearm. Seven sizes are available in right or left hand that will fit just about any popular defensive handgun.

SEVERAL NEW ENTRIES FROM SECURE FIREARMS PRODUCTS P.O. Box 177, Dept. NWS, Carl Junction, MO 64834/ (800) 257-8744/www.securefirearmproducts.com Look for the Secure Firearms exhibit during this week’s SHOT Show and you’ll find several new shooting accessories for 2012. For openers, the new All-In-One 1911 Firing Pin stop tool and bushing wrench is designed for safely re-

moving and installing the firing in stop on a Model 1911 pistol. It safely depresses the firing pin and pulls the stop from the slide, and then reinstalls the pin and pin stop by reversing the process. Made from high-density nylon or aluminum, this is a tool that home gunsmiths and gun shop pros will find indispensable. Another new arrival is the handgun recoil spring

both available in 8-ounce cans, while the Boot and Saddle Soap and Saddle & Tack Conditioner are both available in 8-ounce bottles. The company welcomes new distributors and wholesalers.

Pachmayr 475 Smith Street, Dept. NWS, Middletown, CT 06457/(860) 632-2020/www.pachmayr.com

Pachmayr is expanding its selection of Tactical Grip Gloves for owners of small semiautomatic pistols for 2012. Three new models are available, for the Smith & Wesson Bodyguard, the Ruger LC9 and the Glock subcompact. Made from the same material used in Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pads, these new Grip Gloves have ventilated side panels, molded palm swells and finger grooves along the front. They stretch over the synthetic

tester. This handy gadget will allow a gunsmith to test and organize loose recoil springs and it is made from high-density nylon. It is available with or without a scale. The SFP Mover target is for serious shooters, and is built to last for years. Built from zinc-plated steel and aluminum with quality hardware, the Mover target features two steel uprights with folding legs, and there is an economy model that lets the user install his own 2x4 uprights attached to the target base. The SFP mover target motor is attached to the upright and a line is employed to pull the trolley with a target along the cable. The unit can be triggered via a hand-held control or a remote target, such as a popper. For shooters who participate in the Steel Challenge competitions, the Economy Plate Stand may be the answer. It may be used for any shooting discipline that does not involve falling targets. This unit has the same features as SFP’s standard plate stands, and it is designed for use with a 2x4 instead of a steel upright. For more information, see us at booth #1008

grip frame of the intended pistol. For more information, see us at booth #15124

XS Sight Systems unveils ‘XTI’ 2401 Ludelle Street, Dept. NWS, Fort Worth, TX 76105/(817) 536-0136/www.xssights.com

Designed for quick indexing of targets at close distances, the new XTI sight from XS Sights is making its debut during this week’s SHOT Show. The XTI (for Express Threat Interdiction) sight features the Xpress Sight concept on an angle mount for the AR-15 platform. The XTI is an angle-mount sight to which AR shooters should quickly warm. Meanwhile, XS Sights are also now available for the Ruger LC9 compact pistol and the Smith & Wes-


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ACCESSORIES NEW EYEWEAR FROM SMITH OPTICS ANNOUNCED 280 Northwood Way, P.O. Box 2999, Dept. NWS, Ketchum, ID 83340/(208) 726-4477/www.smithoptics.com

SKULL HOOKER DESIGNED FOR EUROPEAN WALL MOUNTS P.O. Box 257, Klamath Falls, OR 97601 (541) 884-3177/www.skullhooker.com

Since its introduction at the SHOT Show, the Skull Hooker mount for European skull-type trophy mounts has gained a lot of traction with American hunters. This unit features an adjustable bracket and mount base designed to display a skull mount at an angle that looks more natural than simply being mounted flat to a wall. There are two brackets that fit virtually every game animal species from coyote on up, and for 2012, these brackets have been redesigned. The Little Hooker is for deer-sized game and smaller, including such things as alligator, bobcat, mountain lion, bears and antelope skulls. The Big Hooker is for bigger game animals, such as elk and caribou, all the way up to cape buffalo. Perhaps the biggest feature of the Skull Hooker is that the owner can actually swap different skull mounts, thus allowing for some design variety.

This year’s introductions from Smith Optics cover lots of applications, and during this week’s SHOT Show, three outdoor television personalities will be on hand at specific times. Chad Belding, host of The Fowl Life appears Wednesday 1-3 p.m.; Patrick Flanigan, host of Xtreme Sport Shooter will be at the booth Thursday, 1-3 p.m. and on Friday; Ron Bellan with Reaper Outdoors and host of Survive the Hunt appears 1-3 p.m. They will be surrounded by new products, including the Aegis Arc and Arc Compact eye shields. The Arc will fit hat sizes from 7¼ and up, while the Compact model will fit hat sizes 7¼ and smaller. They allow fast lens changes, thanks to Pivlock Lens Interchange technology, and they feature tapered lens technology to correct distortions. All lenses have anti-fog and scratch resistant coatings, and they offer full protection from ultra-violet rays. Aegis Echo eye shields are designed for use with or without over-the-ear hearing protection and communication systems. They have thin alloy temples and are designed for extended wear. They also feature Pivlock Lens Interchange Technology for quick lens exchanges, and they are compatible with all Aegis lenses and with the Smith Elite Rx System insert.

(817) 783-6433/www.sunopticsusa.com

New from Sun Optics for 2012 is an under-the-barrel lamp-laser that will appeal to tactical shooters and those interested in home defense. Available with winter bright white or green, this new unit has a 3-watt LED bulb that produces 250 lumens and it also has a 5mw red laser that may be adjusted for windage and elevation. It operates with a four-way switch that enables a shooter to use the lamp only, a lamp-laser combination, or just the laser. The fourth position turns the unit off. This thing is tough and well designed, with a locking battery compartment. For more information, see us at booth #3860

son Bodyguard. In addition, the recently unveiled long rail for the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle is getting rave reviews. This full-length rail allows scope mounting in various positions.

when not in use or for travel. Long guns may be safely racked without concerns about guns falling to the ground. It has a removable ground stand and can be used on virtually any surface. Versatile Rack manufactures ten different handgun racks that will accommodate, depending upon size, from one to ten pistols or revolvers. Made from the same vinyl-coated welded steel, these racks are impervious to dampness, oils or solvents.

Versatile Rack offers models for handguns, rifles 5232 Alcoa Ave., Dept. NWS, Los Angeles, CA 90058 (323) 588-0137/www.versatilegunrack.com

A rugged folding rack that accommodates rifles and shotguns — and could be used at the range, at home or in camp — has been announced by Versatile Rack. Made from welded steel with a protective powder and vinyl coating to protect gun barrels, this new rack model is lightweight and has hinge points where it can fold down to just a few inches for convenient storage 70 Northwest Sportsman & California Sportsman SHOT SHOW 2012

For more information, see us at booth #7310

SUN OPTICS USA P.O. Box 2225, Burleson, TX 76097

For more information, see us at booth #1451

For more information, see us at booth #1318

The LoPro Regulator goggle is the introductory model in the new Tactical Regulator series. Designed to integrate under night-vision systems without optical interference, they are low-profile goggles with anti-fog and scratch-resistant coatings. They have Smith patented Regulator ventilates lenses and provide full protection from UV rays. The Boogie Regulator goggle has the same features as the LoPro Regulator, but it is smaller. The Tactical Lifestyle has added a polar brown lens tint model for 2012. It is a good lens for hunting and daily wear with proprietary high-impact lens material. It features tapered lens technology, full UV protection and frames made from lightweight, impact-resistant materials.

For more information, see us at booth #15822

9G updates Inprint biometric gun safe 222 Oak Street, Dept. NWS Bonner Springs, KS 66012 (913) 422-7400/www.9gproducts.com

A new single-gun case called the Micro is being introduced by 9G during this week’s SHOT Show, and it is

perfect for mounting in a desk drawer, under a vehicle seat, in a truck console or in other tight spots. This “third generation” unit uses the same biometrics, but it is faster and it allows for longer battery life thanks to the new design. The electronics not only let this safe open faster, they also deliver more accurate reading of the print. Measuring only 2x12.5x8.5 inches, this L-shaped unit will accommodate a larger handgun, and because it is made from 18-gauge steel, it is going to protect the firearm inside. Its size makes it a more portable unit, too. On the bottom of this safe are strips of nylon hook fasteners, so it can literally be mounted in many different places. It is approved by the California Department of Justice, and it is less expensive, too. There are also deluxe finishes for the full size model including burl wood, marble, camo and a skull finish. For more information, see us at booth #2718


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WILEY-X PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR ANNOUNCES NEW MODELS 7800 Patterson Pass Road, Dept. NWS, Livermore, CA 94550 (800) 776-7842/www.wileyx.com

Rugged enough for battlefield wear, Wiley-X eyewear has announced several new models for 2012 and they will all be on exhibit during this week’s SHOT Show. This protective eyewear includes models that are used by law enforcement and the armed forces, and it will protect eyes from injury from fragments or other flying debris. All of Wiley-X’s glasses meet tough certification standards. The WX Valor models meet the military ballistic ratings and are tough enough to take a shrapnel hit at up to 650 fps, which is why they have been used

in Iraq and Afghanistan. New this year is the WX Echo in three different versions and WX Gravity with four different variations. There are two WX Rush selections and two WX Zen models. There are four WX Valor models, and two versions each in the WX Censor, WX Mojo, WX Twisted, WX Chelsea and WX Abby models, and a single Revolvr model. In the Gravity, Valor, Rush, Censor and Twisted mod-

SELF DEFENSE SUPPLY HAS CRIME HALTER SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM 1819 Firman Dr #101, Dept. NWS, Richardson, TX 75081/(972) 644-6800/www.selfdefensesupply.com A four-camera intelligent surveillance system called the Crime Halter is in the spotlight at Self Defense Supply, and it comes as a complete setup. The cameras are weatherproof, and at night they can “see” out to 80 feet. Each camera can be set up to detect motion, and they can start recording within five to 30 seconds of detecting movement. Included in the system are a digital video recorder, four 60-foot cables, a 1-to-5 power splitter, a power adapter and a 500GB hard disk drive. This Pentaplex system allows the user to watch, record and stream over the web all at the same time. In addition, the user can view all cameras remotely over the Internet. The user manual comes with this system and allows the end-user to install the system. The cameras are built to withstand all kinds of weather, for 24/7/365 service. For more information, see us at booth #6009

Shooting Chrony leads way in chronographs, accessories 3840 East Robinson Rd., PMB 298, Dept. NWS Amherst, NY 14228 (905) 276-6292/www.shootingchrony.com

Shooting Chrony has been a dominant name in the chronograph arena for some time, and they have kept up with the needs of shooters who have moved to indoor ranges, or find out-of-the-way spots where accessories can be charged or powered by a current from an automobile. For shooters working inside or under low-light conditions, the Chrony LED lamp fits all Shooting Chrony chronographs. The lamps assemble to 14-inch Diffusers and they come with a set of 16-inch wire rods and a 120/220-volt AC adapter. There’s also a BB-Battery pack that can power the LED lamp for more than 18 hours of continuous use. This 12V rechargeable battery can be hooked to any cigarette lighter socket or to a wall outlet. It can be used as an emergency power source for most 12-volt appliances. It is equipped with an automatic overcharge protector. For more information, see us at booth #1016 72 Northwest Sportsman & California Sportsman SHOT SHOW 2012

California Competition Works PO Box 4821, Dept. NWS, Culver City, CA 90232/www.demooner.com

Accessories for Ruger’s famed 10/22 rifles are a hot commodity that are in high demand across all regional markets in the U.S. California Competition Works is debuting a line of extended mag releases for the Ruger 10/22 that are sure to be hot sellers.

els, there are Black Ops versions with smoke grey lenses and matte black frames. Other models are available with polarized lenses. Wiley-X glasses meet OSHA standards, which is the ANSI Z87 rating capable of taking a 150 fps hit. The company is also branching out with a line of tactical gear that includes gloves and goggles. For more information, see us at booth #128

Loop Rope 588 Parsons Street #E, Dept. NWS Medford, Oregon 97501 (541) 770-5667/www.Looprope.com

Not all pickups have tie downs. But now there is a knot-free tie-down system that never tangles, is safer than bungee cords and linkable so you can build custom cargo nets when you need them, where you need

them and whatever size you need them. It’s called LoopRope. Constructed of doubled up ¼-inch heavyduty shock cord, it’s safe and easy to use.

Grizzly Industrial 1821 Valencia St., Dept. NWS, Bellingham, WA 98229 (800) 523-4777/www.grizzly.com

Since their inception in 1983, Grizzly Industrial, Inc. has grown into one of the largest machinery companies in the United States. Their products can be found in all sizes of shops from the large industrial production users to the smaller cabinet and machine shops. They have the widest product selection under one brand in the world and we sell direct to the user, cutting out the dealer network, and resulting in lower prices to you. We ship 99 percent of all orders the same day and with over a million square feet of warehouse space packed with inventory in three strategic locations around the country, your order can get to you within a few days.

Otis Technology P.O. Box 582, Dept. NWS, Lyons Falls, NY 13368 (800) 684-7486/www.otisgun.com

Our J-Max 10/22 mag release works by pushing or pulling, plus is double wide so it can be activated by the flick of the middle finger of the shooting hand. For more information, see us at booth #16240

Four new cleaning kits are being introduced by Otis for 2012, including one for Zombie guns! This year’s new entries include: • Wingshooter cleaning system, featuring brushes for 12-, 20- and 28-gauge shotguns; • Three-gun competition cleaning system, with


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brushes for 5.56mm/.223 Remington, .40 S&W and .45 ACP, and 12-gauge shotguns; • The MSR-AR cleaning system, designed specifically for AR-type modern sporting rifles chambered for the 5.56mm/.223 Remington; • The Zombie Cleaning System, which essentially identical to the Three-Gun competition kit, with Zombie packaging. All of these cleaning kits include appropriate cleaning patches, slotted ends, memory flex cable and a bottle of cleaner/lubricant that is also a rust preventative. These compact kits will fold up and easily tuck into a backpack or gear bag. This year, Otis will also be launching a new line of solvents, but they will not replace the existing cleaner/lubricant.

New high-performance LED from Coast 8033 N.E. Holman, Dept. NWS, Portland, OR 97218/(800) 426-5858/www.coastportland.com

A brighter and better LED flashlight is on the way from Coast for 2012, and it has features that sportsmen will appreciate. The new HP7 LED was unveiled late in 2011. It features the latest LED technology, delivering a beam distance of more than 600 feet. It projects 207 lumens for a bright light, and is powered by four AAA batteries. Built from rugged aluminum that is textured around the exterior for a solid hold even in wet weather, the HP7 has a “Pure Beam” focusing system, which is a patentpending feature that produces a consistently bright light across the entire beam. The beam is adjustable, from a flood to a spotlight. It measures 5.5 inches in length. It also offers fingertip speed focus control that allows one-hand focusing of the flashlight, and it also has a Beam Lock system that allows the user to twist the front bezel and lock the light into a precise beam size. The HP7’s Cyclone heat sink system features an aluminum pedestal that sits below the LEDs to decrease heat buildup. This improves the LED lifespan and helps produce maximum light output. It can run up to 3.5 hours. This new flashlight weighs 7.2 ounces and has a diameter of 1.24-inches. The Bezel is 1.49 inches across. It comes with a heavy-duty nylon sheath. There is a slot at the butt for a lanyard.

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Best of SHOT Show Products THE BETTER MOUSE TRAP

Quick Flick Series™ Model 7002

Since 1926 Colonial™ brand of knives has been valued by generations. A Colonial knife purchased during the 1950s for a dollar or two is worth between $200.00 and $350.00 today. You can’t argue the phenomenal returns—unless you bought gold at $500—either way you win. Many will purchase several of the same style; one to use, one to save, and one to give as a gift. ENJOY. www.colonialknifecorp.com

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THE BEST FOR LESS COR®BON/Glaser is pleased to announce a 20% price reduction on all our ammunition. In these hard economic times we have invested in our own American company to be able to save our customers money. Visit www.corbon.com/BestForLess for more information. Stop by and see us at booth #12274. Dakota Ammo, Inc. & Glaser, LLC 1311 Industry Rd. • Sturgis, SD 57785 1-800-626-7266

Accessories for Ruger’s famed 10/22 rifles are a hot commodity that are in high demand across all regional markets in the U.S. California Competition Works is debuting a line of extended mag releases for the Ruger 10/22 that are sure to be hot sellers. Our J-Max 10/22 mag release works by pushing or pulling, plus is double wide so it can be activated by the flick of the middle finger of the shooting hand. For the three-gun competition circuit, there’s a

simple device to increase mag capacity on the popular Mag Pull P-MAGS. Shown below left is the new 308 pmag coupler that converts two 20-round mags to a single 41-round continuous-fire magazine. It can be loaded from either end, in case one set of lips is disabled. It's available for 223 and 308 p-mags only. Also available are new leaf-spring shell retainer for four-round shot shell strippers as an option, available installed, individually, or as a six-pack.

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For more information on all BOGgear products including our Switcheroo速 Shooting System, visit BOGgear.com.

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Best of SHOT Show Products EAR PHONE CONNECTION Bluetooth Lapel Microphone technology has arrived for the twoway radio user! The BlueWi™ NIGHTHAWK is the first and only Bluetooth Lapel Microphone that delivers full shift 10-plus-hour talk time, easy pairing, no connectivity loss, and fully functional PTT. Complete kit includes the NIGHTHAWK Lapel Microphone, Fox Listen Only Earpiece, Bluetooth radio adapter and charger. Visit us at the Shot Show Booth #20553 or www.bluewi.org.

Rock Island’s new .22TCM Micro-Mag combines an American cartridge with excellent muzzle energy and light recoil with the one true American pistol platform, creating a very unique and modern high-capacity combat pistol. The MicroMag also comes with a 9mm barrel for practice, so you get two guns in one. Visit us at Booth #16860 for more information. 150 N. Smart Way • Pahrump, NV 89060 775-537-1444 • www.rockislandarmory.com

GoldenRod Dehumidifiers, has been family owned and operated since its inception in 1974. At the core of GoldenRod Dehumidifiers is an unwavering commitment to quality and customer service. For this reason, all of our products are made in the USA, using only the highest quality materials and production standards. GoldenRod Dehumidifiers is so confident in the quality of its products, we are proud to offer America’s most hassle-free lifetime warranty on all our electric dehumidifier products. For more information, visit us at booth # 3728 www.GoldenRodDehumidifiers.com 78 Northwest Sportsman & California Sportsman SHOT SHOW 2012

Rock Island Armory’s 1911 Micro-Mag (9mm/22TCM)

GRABBER WARMERS

Get the most out of your warmers with the new Reusable Warmer 3-pack. These deluxe 10-hour hand warmers come in a reasealable bag, allowing you to turn warmers on and off. The resealable bag, when properly used, cuts off oxygen and powers warmers down until exposed again to air. Process can be repeated until warmer duration is up. 800-423-1233 • www.grabberworld.com Visit us at booth #1005


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Best of SHOT Show Products LoopRope “Tie downs made easy” Throw away your dangerous and limiting bungee cords, overkill cargo nets and pesky ratcheting straps and get yourself some LoopRope. So versatile, LoopRope is the only light- to medium-duty tie down that goes from strapping gear to your truck or SUV then to your quad or raft to your backpack or pack

LONE WOLF KNIVES Reintroducing the 8” Big Water Folding Fillet—one of the most highly demanded products of all time from the Benchmade Family returns as a member of the Lone Wolf line-up with improved ergo’s and functionality. The TPE rubberized topo grip affords the user additional traction, while increased blade spine and length make this a fantastic fillet knife for medium to large fish. As with all of our products, the Big Water Fillet comes with a lifetime warranty and our signature FieldSharp (lifetime factory sharpening and maintenance). MSRP: $40.00 Check us out on the web at www.lonewolfknives.com.

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frame to being used as a clothesline at camp. It’s truly a revolutionary tie down that eliminates and consolidates the need for most other light- to mediumduty tie downs. Please visit www.LoopRope.com for many videos and pictures of unlimited uses. It’s more like a tool than a tie down.


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Best of SHOT Show Products Leadsafe® “Red River” bullets

SPRING-ASSISTED KNIFE The KS4262CF is a 3½-inch 440 stainless-steel blade spring-assisted pocket knife. It has a ½-inch serrated blade edge with emergency seatbelt cutter and glass breaker built into the handle. The knife has a military theme with digital desert camouflage handle and military medallion. A built-in belt clip and nonslip handle make it a great multi-purpose knife. For more information, visit www.pacificsolution.com

SAMURAI SWORDS Our SS401 series samurai sword is hand-forged by our master swordsmith with T10 carbon steel using the “Muku-Kitae” method, which results in a beautiful 408 layer Damascus steel blade. The blade is water-tempered with a edge hardness of 55HRC. Real ray skin-wrapped grip and silk-wrapped handle complete the look. Upon close inspection you will find that the Tsuba and all fittings are made from copper. Scabbard are covered with high-quality piano-paint finish. Each sword includes a brocade sword bag, maintenance kit, deluxe box and certificate of authenticity with sword specifications. For more information, visit www.pacificsolution.com 82 Northwest Sportsman & California Sportsman SHOT SHOW 2012

This new line of “Red River” bullets will be produced in the following caliber and grain weights: .38/125gr., .44Spl/240gr., .44-40/200gr., .45LC/250gr. These bullets go through the same process that our normal Rainier bullets go through, with one exception being the final “colorization” chemical dip tank which returns the copper-plated bullets to a “lead look” while still protecting from lead exposure.

Visit us at booth #3017 for more information. www.rainierballistics.com


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TIME-TESTED BOOT PROTECTION SINCE 1929 QUALITY BEESWAX FORMULA WATERPROOFS LEATHER BOOTS ■

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Helps extend life of leather boots.

Available at sporting goods stores, shoe repair shops, and wherever leather care products are sold. Or go to our website to see our entire line of shoe care products. HUBERD SHOE GREASE CO., INC. P.O. Box 2052, Snowflake, AZ 85937 800-366-5723 • www.huberds.com

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Best of SHOT Show Products Trijicon®, Inc. Unveils the New SRS™ Reflex Sight

The profile length of the new Trijicon SRS™ is short and the advanced list of features is long, as the innovative products continue from Trijicon. The new Trijicon SRS (Sealed Reflex Sight) is a reflex-type sight with a unique optical design, housed in a body length of only 3.75 inches that virtually eliminates the “tube-effect” common with other, competitive red-dot sights. The result — a field of view that essentially provides no obstruction to shooters. That means lightning-fast target engagements at CQB distances with no distraction from the shooter’s situational awareness. The SRS is ideal for military, law enforcement and recreational applications on a variety of firearm platforms from AR’s to shotguns. Equally impressive is the technology built into powering the LED-lighted 1.75 MOA aiming point that includes ten brightness settings – including three NVG settings. The SRS is powered by a solar panel and a single, common AA battery. This uniquely patented configuration allows the user years of illumination life from a single battery by offering an intuitive “solar assist,” that is, drawing on battery power only when the solar cell requires additional energy support for illumination based on ambient conditions. The Trijicon SRS™ is built to endure the rigors of extreme in-the-field use and carries the same stringent testing requirements as the renowned Trijicon ACOG® line of sighting systems. Additional features include a parallax-free objective lens, an auto-locking, self-adjusting level mount and waterproof-tested performance to 50 meters.

Visit us at booths #10473 and 11923. (248) 960-7700 • www.trijicon.com

Sun Optics USA Sun Optics USA introduces its latest line of “under the barrel” lamp/lasers that are available in bright white (CLF-MF6LX) or (CLF-GR) green! The 3W LED bulb sports a 250 Lumen lamp with a 5mw red laser that has windage and elevation adjustments. The four-way switch allows the shooter to choose the off position, lamp only, lamp/laser combination or just the laser! The unit itself has a locking battery compartment along with an activation button on the back for constant use that features an automatic override when the supplied pressure cord is used. The mounting system consists of a spring loaded steel cross screw that is compatible with any picatinny or standard (Weaver style) dovetail. You may view all of Sun Optics USA products in Shot Show Booth #3860. 84 Northwest Sportsman & California Sportsman SHOT SHOW 2012

Surveillance While Remaining Undetected

Official Scout Sniper Periscope, NSN 1240-01-571-5004 PROBLEM SOLVED: “The SWATScope provides a perfect tool to overcome issues with low walls and limited cover and concealment on rooftops and other structures used by Coalition Forces for observation in urban combat (windows, jersey barriers, etc.). Currently, the Coalition Forces ability to conduct observations from rooftop positions is greatly limited due to exposure to sniper fire and harassing small arms fire. However, in many occasions the best way for leaders to develop situational awareness while in contact is from an elevated position.” —Colonel U.S. Army, Task Force 1-9, Iraq

Visit www.swatscope.com or see us at booth #6408.


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SkullHooker The SkullHooker is the world’s first fully adjustable and professionally finished European Skull Mounting Bracket. The SkullHooker allows for complete customization of trophy heads – both up and down for the proper angle and even left and right to take advantage of all areas of a room with no drilling or damage to the skull! These brackets are offered in two powder-coated colors and two sizes to accommodate any sized trophy you’re looking to display.

Stop by booth #1508 to check it out! 541-887-8622 skullhooker.com

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SEMINARS

There is quite a lineup of educational seminars during this week’s SHOT Show, with sessions featuring representatives from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, retail seminars with top industry experts, and more presentations for law enforcement. The BATF seminars are scheduled Wednesday and Thursday, and include the popular Town Hall meeting. ATF/NICS Town Hall Meeting Wednesday, 1–4 p.m.—BATF and FBI representatives will reveal new system enhancements designed to improve background check processing. Detecting and Avoiding Illegal Straw Purchases Thursday, 9:30–10:30 a.m.—This seminar offers tips on detecting and avoiding straw purchases. The audience will learn some of the tricks that straw buyers use. ATF From the Inside & Out, One Call Can Do It All Thursday, 11 a.m.–Noon.—This seminar explains how retailers and their employees can take advantage of training and educational help to remain compliant with regulations.

Shooting Range; Anthony Keffer, The Sportsman’s Shop, and Rex Seeley, Montana Outdoor Sports. They will reveal how you can use Gunbroker.com to improve sales and the bottom line. Know Your Store’s Competition 2–3 p.m.—Featuring Miles Hall from the H&H Gun Range in Oklahoma City, this seminar explains ways to identify the competition and put your business ahead of the pack.

RETAIL SEMINARS

LAW ENFORCEMENT

It’s a full schedule on Thursday with four winning presentations: So You Want to Export Firearms? How to Navigate the Export Maze 9–10 a.m.—This program, featuring Kim Pritula and representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce, offers advice on finding customers overseas, licensing, export documentation, and more, including working with the Department of Commerce. Hire Smart for Winning Results 10–11 a.m.—You’ll get timely tips on interviewing job applicants, the “Top Ten Hiring Mistakes,” and more from NSSF’s Deb Kenney, Managing Director, Human Resources and Administration. How To Manage the Relationship with GunBroker.com to Benefit Your Retail Store 1–2 p.m.—The panel will feature Larry Ahlman, Alhman’s Inc.; Matt Wilson, Tin Star

There are several law enforcement seminars during this week’s SHOT Show, covering various training endeavors, low-light shooting, less-lethal options, officer survival, full utilization of ranges and firearm retention. MONDAY, JANUARY 16 Low Light Training 7–8 p.m.—with John T. Meyer, Jr. Discussion of proper use of lights. Sponsored by Streamlight. Enhancing Tactical Pistol Skills 7–9 p.m.—with Dave Spaulding. Discussion on fundamental shooting skills with semi-auto pistols.

SHOT•SHOW HOURS

Tuesday, Jan. 17 ........................... 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18...................... 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 ......................... 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 .................................... 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 17 Selecting Your Concealment Holster 8:15–9:45 a.m.—with Dave Young. Advice on various carry options. Sponsored by Uncle Mike’s Law Enforcement. Below 100: How to Cut Police Line-of-Duty Deaths in Half, NOW 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.—Dale Stockton, Travis Yates and Jim Glennon lead this “train-the-trainer” program. Sponsored by Dyneema. Maximizing Your Live-Fire Range Potential 10-11:30 a.m.—Presented by Meggitt Training Systems, this one focuses on improving marksmanship. Preparedness of Law Enforcement to Respond to Terrorist Attacks on Highly Vulnerable U.S. Domestic Targets 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.—Presented by John Gnagey, NTOA Executive Director. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18 SWAT Tactics Overview 8:15– 9:15 a.m.— Presented by Rob Cartner, NTOA Training Director, Tulsa PD (retired). Low Light Training 8:15–9:15 a.m.—with John T. Meyer, Jr. Sponsored by Streamlight. Minimizing the Lethal in Your Less Lethal Program 9:30–10:30 a.m.—featuring R.K. Miller. Sponsored by Combined Tactical Systems. THURSDAY, JANUARY 19 Dynamic and Important Issues of Handgun Retention 8:15–9:45 a.m.— featuring Dave Young. Sponsored by Uncle Mike’s Law Enforcement. Less Lethal Tactics in Prison Riots 8:15–9:45 a.m.—with Tal Barashi. Sponsored by Combined Tactical Systems. Virtual Training for Officer Survivability 10–11a.m.—Presented by Meggitt Training Systems.

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