On Thursday night, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence honored Hillary Clinton with the first ever Cuomo Visionary Award, named after the late New York Governor Mario Cuomo. The Brady Center gave her the award because “she has demonstrated a clear commitment in support of our efforts to ‘finish the job’” for the gun control and, “there is nobody who has done more to lead us there than Hillary Clinton.”
Liberty Suppressors – Makers of the world’s finest firearm sound suppressors, would like to announce the release of our latest silencer design, the Cosmic 45 caliber multipurpose silencer.
The Cosmic is the next evolution in pistol silencer design, utilizing groundbreaking baffle technology along with the most durable materials; Liberty brings maximum results to the table once again. With a core of stainless steel, a titanium tube, and weighing in at only 9.5 ounces, this silencer is light but built to handle even the toughest of pistol rounds. The Cosmic shares the same footprint as our popular Mystic X silencer as well. This allows full backwards compatibility with our legacy mounting solutions for the Mystic program and opens many new doors at the same time, without having to increase the footprint of the silencer. The Cosmic is rated for everything from 22LR up to 454 Casull in pistol calibers plus several carbine calibers as well. The versatility of the Cosmic is unmatched.
MSRP for the Cosmic is set at $799. Read more
Looking for the perfect present for the outdoor enthusiast on your list this season – or maybe even for yourself? The Michigan Department of Natural Resources may have the answer.
The Carl T. Johnson Hunt and Fish Center, in Cadillac, will offer the DNR Outdoor Skills Academy’s Hard Water School ice-fishing event two times this season: Jan. 2-3 and March 12-13. The class will cover:
How to set up equipment.
How and where to fish.
When to be out on the ice.
How to fish with electronics.
How to stay safe on the ice and follow rules and regulations. Read more
The Department of Natural Resources recently stocked 27,449 muskellunge fingerlings into 17 water bodies located throughout the state, in an effort to further enhance Michigan’s world-class fisheries.
Michigan is home to two strains of naturally producing muskellunge: Great Lakes and northern. The DNR has reared muskellunge in its hatcheries since the 1950s. While the hatchery program initially focused on the northern muskellunge strain, it has shifted focus in recent years to the Great Lakes strain, as it is native to Michigan and widely distributed in water bodies throughout the Lower Peninsula and eastern region of the Upper Peninsula.
Since 2011 the DNR has collected eggs and milt (sperm) from adult muskellunge in the Lake St. Clair/Detroit River system. The offspring then are reared at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery in Mattawan. This hatchery is the only facility in the state currently capable of rearing this species. After hatching, the muskellunge are started in hatchery tanks and then transferred to outside ponds after a few months for grow-out. Read more
Most Michigan deer hunters have been in the woods as much as possible during this firearm deer hunting season.
However, one group of deer hunters — members of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Division — have given up some of their days afield to check other hunters’ deer at check stations around the state.
Collecting valuable data about the state’s deer population is something the DNR has been doing for decades.
The DNR is aided in its efforts by students and other volunteers and through partnerships with meat processors, taverns, recreation vehicle dealers and other businesses that provide some of the most popular check station venues.
“We get a ton of information from our hunters,” said Chad Stewart, the DNR’s deer specialist, who is located at the Rose Lake Research Center. “It’s the one time of year when we can really get our hands on so many deer.”
The DNR collects data on the age and sex structure of the harvest, location data from where the deer are being taken and a glimpse of the herd’s overall health.
“We get a lot of data at the township-range-section level,” Stewart said. “Any one data point doesn’t have much value. But, when you get that same data over time, it has a far greater impact. We’re able to tell where these deer came from and anything that changes over time regarding any of the factors we’re looking at.” Read more
Morgan, Utah – –Cartridge Comparison Guide, the ultimate hunting & ballistics source built to help shooters maximize their benefits from cartridge capabilities and ballistic understanding, has just completed their series of Wildcat and Proprietary Cartridge Posters. Consisting of four posters, this series displays more than 850 unique rifle cartridges covering almost everything from .08 caliber rat-pistol cartridges built from necked down 22 LRs, 22 Mags, and 25 Autos up to extreme Long Range and monstrous Dangerous Game cartridges based on the 378 Weatherby, 416 Rigby, and 585 Wells.
The poster series is an excellent visual tool for hunters and shooters trying to maximize ballistic potential by asking, “What if I did this?” or, “Could I do that?” The cartridges are necked down, necked up, blown out, shoulders improved, and any other manipulation convention allows. The Big Bore Wildcat Poster also includes the 1-inch diameter 4 bore and 30mm fired from the A-10 Warthog. Read more
Paso Robles, CA – Introducing the New Mark V® WeathermarkTM, a Mark V® built for the rugged and unpredictable weather of backcountry hunting.
“The New Mark V® WeathermarkTM is the perfect combination of form and function.”, says Executive Vice President and COO Adam Weatherby. “It takes all the benefits of the New Mark V® action and adds a Cerakote® finish to the metalwork, making it more rugged and weather resistant. It lets you worry about your hunt, and not about your rifle”
The New Mark V® WeathermarkTM stock has been designed with a slimmer forearm and sharper, more distinctive lines and contours. The grip diameter has been reduced, a slight right-hand palm swell has been added, and overall weight decreased. These refinements provide better fit and feel for a wider range of shooters. The lighter weight results in increased comfort, control, quicker to the shoulder mounting, and faster target acquisition.
The new Weatherby® LXXTM Trigger increases performance and shooter accuracy. The trigger’s surfaces are precision ground, polished, and overall tolerances refined. A new, wider trigger face boosts trigger-to-finger contact for a more consistent and comfortable pull. Adjustable down to 2.5 lbs., the new Weatherby® LXXTM Trigger will amaze you with every single round fired.
The New Mark V® WeathermarkTM comes with a SUB-MOA accuracy guarantee (3-shot group measuring .99″ or less at 100 yards). Its hand-lapped barrel ensures that the bullet’s flight path will be true and consistent. Now, no matter where you take your New Mark V® WeathermarkTM rifle, you can trust every shot will be right on the money – guaranteed. Read more
Chantilly, VA – Aimpoint, the originator and worldwide leader in electronic red- dot sighting technology, has announced that the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is now issuing Aimpoint Micro Series Sights to agents in the Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) and Defensive Systems Unit (DSU).
The FBI conducted rigorous testing on optics from a wide variety of manufacturers. Following this selection process, the Aimpoint Micro T-2 and Micro H-2 were authorized as issued optics. The Micro T-2 was chosen for use by the HRT, and the Micro H-2 was selected by the DSU.
Contracts were awarded via competitive bidding process, and Aimpoint Dealers began shipments to the FBI in July, 2015.
For more information on Aimpoint or the Aimpoint Micro T-2 or Micro H-2, visit the company’s webpage at: www.aimpoint.com.
MITCHELL, S.D. – Boyds has recently introduced Savage A17 replacement gunstocks in their Classic, Featherweight Thumbhole, Heritage, Platinum, Prairie Hunter, Pro Varmint, and Varmint Thumbhole designs. The new rifle from Savage is the first high-performance semi-automatic rimfire specifically designed for the .17 HMR cartridge.
NEWINGTON, N.H. – SIG SAUER, Inc., the world’s most renowned name in firearms, is pleased to introduce its revolutionary category of hunting riflescopes from the all-new SIG SAUER Electro Optics line. The WHISKEY Series is one of several product families contained within the new SIG SAUER offering of high performance optics.
The WHISKEY Series is comprised of the WHISKEY5 and WHISKEY3 riflescopes. These scopes have been engineered to bring the most difficult targets into sharp focus with the goal of making every hunter’s first shot count.
Built to perform in the toughest conditions, the WHISKEY5 super-zoom 5x riflescope features SIG’s proprietary HDX™ optical system for extreme clarity and low-light performance. HellFire™ fiber optic illuminated reticles and FREE SBT™ (SIG Ballistic Turret) calibrated to the shooter’s unique ballistics and environmental conditions come standard with the WHISKEY5. The scope features 5x optical zoom with illuminated and non-illuminated reticles and is available in second focal plane (SFP) with multiple reticle options. This product is waterproof (IPX-7 rated for complete water immersion up to 1 meter) and comes standard with high-end fog-proof performance.
The WHISKEY3 features low dispersion glass, rugged chassis, and capped windage and elevation turrets. The industrial design of this scope provides rugged reliability and protection from the most extreme elements. Most models of the WHISKEY3 include one FREE SBT™ (SIG Ballistic Turret) custom lasered elevation dial calibrated to the shooter’s unique ballistics and environmental conditions (see website for full details). The 3x optical zoom of this scope is offered in second focal plane (SFP) with multiple reticle options. With a European style eyepiece, this product is smooth, fast, and precise, providing a great advantage to a wide variety of hunting situations. Read more