Browning Adds New Pistols to the Black Label 1911-380 Line

1911-380 Medallion Pro Full Size

Black Label 1911-380 Compact

Black Label Pro

Since the introduction of the Black Label 1911-380, Browning has continued to add new offerings to this popular line of handy pistols. For 2017 Browning will offer five new models of the Black Label 1911-380 pistol.

The new Black Label 1911-380 Medallion Pro will be available in Full Size and Compact versions. These new pistols will feature an aluminum-reinforced composite frame and slide with a handsome blackened stainless steel finish with silver brush polished flats. Grips on this new model are checkered rosewood with a gold Buckmark logo. The pistol comes with two magazines. The Full Size model barrel length is 4-1/4″ and the Compact barrel length is 3-5/8″. Both the Full Size and Compact versions are available with steel 3-dot sights or steel night sights. Suggested retail price with the 3-dot sights for both models is $799.99, and the suggested retail price with night sights is $879.99.

Browning is also adding three Compact models to the 1911-380 line in 2017.

The Black Label 1911-380 Compact has the same features as the Black Label 1911-380 Full Size but with a shorter, 3-5/8 inch barrel. This model has composite black grips and includes fixed combat sights. The suggested retail price is $669.99.

Browning is also adding Compact models to both the Black Label Pro and the Black Label Pro with Rail. Both of these models have 3-5/8″ barrels and are available with either steel 3-dot sights or steel night sights. The Black Label Pro Compact has a suggested retail price of $799.99 for the 3-dot model and $879.99 for the night sight model. The Black Label Pro Compact with Rail with 3-dot sight has a suggested retail price of $829.99 and the railed night sight model has a suggested retail price of $909.99. Read more

Buck Knives Announces Contest to Win Anniversary Knife

19 Weeks of the 119 Special

Post Falls, ID – – Buck Knives announces the “19 weeks of the 119 Special” photo contest.

The promotion, presented by Buck Knives, will include a weekly giveaway of the Buck 119 Special knife which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Photo submissions will be accepted March 14- July 18, 2017.

Through the duration of the contest, contestants are asked to submit their 119 or Buck Knives photos using #BuckKnives119 to Buck Knives’ Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter platforms. No purchase necessary. Each week, one winner will be chosen to receive a 119 Special 75th anniversary knife with black phenolic handle featuring the 75th anniversary medallion and aluminum pommel/guard. Genuine leather sheath included. The Grand Prize winner will receive a customized 119 Special and can choose from an available list of custom handle and blade materials to create their own custom knife valued at up to $400. Read more

Buck Knives 110 Automatic Knife

The timeless 110 Folding Hunter has been transformed into an exciting automatic knife. The 110 AUTO is powerfully deployed with the push of a button, instantly readying the 420HC blade.

First introduced by Al Buck in 1964, the Model 110 Folding Hunter revolutionized the industry and quickly became a top seller with its breakthrough folding locking system. As one of the worlds most imitated and easily-recognized knives, the Model 110 continues to serve as proof that one man’s hope and determination can transform into a legacy passed on through generations. Read more

Repeal of Federal Switchblade Act Introduced in Congress

January 4, 2017, Washington, DC: Originally conceived and authored by Knife Rights in 2010 and first introduced in 2014, the Knife Owners’ Protection Act of 2017 (KOPA) now includes repeal of the archaic 1958 Federal Switchblade Act and has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Andy Biggs (AZ-05). KOPA will remove the irrational restrictions on interstate trade in automatic knives that are legal to one degree or another in 40 states, while also protecting the right of knife owners to travel throughout the U.S. without fear of prosecution under the myriad patchwork of state and local knife laws. Read more

MidwayUSA Black Friday Deals

MidwayUSA Black Friday Deals Start Today!
COLUMBIA, MO –– MidwayUSA is pleased to announce the kickoff of their 2016 Black Friday Sale. Starting today, Monday November 21 through Monday November 28, Customers can expect deep discounts on popular Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor products. This year, the MidwayUSA Black Friday Sale features great deals on select hunting clothing and shooting gear, AR-15 Uppers, ammunition, optics and more from brands like MidwayUSA, Magpul, IMI, Leupold and Vortex just to name a few. Select products will also be eligible for FREE SHIPPING! Read more

U.P. welcomes Marble Arms exhibit to Iron Industry Museum

‘Inventing the Outdoors’ opens in Negaunee with reception Oct. 30The exhibit celebrating Webster Marble and his Gladstone company will travel from the Michigan History Museum in Lansing to the Upper Peninsula next week. “Inventing the Outdoors” opens at the Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee Sunday, Oct. 30, with a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. The exhibit will run through mid-October 2017.

Although Marble is not the household name it was when Theodore Roosevelt and Admiral Robert Peary carried Marble Arms products on their expeditions, outdoor enthusiasts still revere the name. “Inventing the Outdoors” explores Marble’s genius for practical innovation, constant product improvement and marketing. Marble eventually owned more than 60 patents for outdoor products. His designs for knives, compasses, matchboxes, axes and gunsights set the standard for the 20th century. Read more

Bass Pro Shops Acquiring Cabela’s for $5.5 Billion


*Attached: an open letter from Johnny Morris.





Springfield, Mo. and Sidney, Neb. – October 3, 2016 – Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Incorporated (NYSE:CAB), two iconic American outdoor companies with similar humble origins, and with a shared goal to better serve those who love the outdoors, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Bass Pro Shops will acquire Cabela’s for $65.50 per share in cash, representing an aggregate transaction value of approximately $5.5 billion. Read more

Michigan: Outdoors Gear Inventor Celebrated in Lansing

Webster Marble’s marketing included catalogs for both dealers and direct-sale customers, like this one from 1915.

Webster Marble’s waterproof matchbox kept matches contained and dry in any conditions.

Perhaps the most influential of Webster Marble’s inventions was the Ideal knife, which set the standard for hunting knives throughout the 20th century. It could be customized with varying handles, blade lengths, guards and sheaths.

Last chance to see ‘Inventing the Outdoors’ in the Lower Peninsula

The story of Michigan’s famous inventor runs through Sept. 11

A hundred years ago everyone, including Theodore Roosevelt and Admiral Perry, knew the name of the Gladstone, Michigan, inventor who made exquisite knives, a box that kept matches dry, and countless other outdoor tools. Outdoors enthusiast today still know the Marble Arms name, though few know the whole story told in the special exhibit “Inventing the Outdoors” at the Michigan History Museum in downtown Lansing.

Running through Sept. 11, the exhibit explores the life and work of Webster Marble, who started the company that would become an outdoor powerhouse, outfitting legions of hunters, anglers, campers and hikers. Read more

Wells Fargo Refuses Service to Hogue Inc.

We were informed on Friday, July 29, that Wells Fargo Bank would not process Credit Card Transactions for online sales of “weapons” (aka knives). Incredibly, this refusal came after THEY initially pursued us to gain our business. They then pulled the plug saying they could not provide these services to us because of the knives. Needless to say, we are shocked – considering their logo is a stagecoach and driver with a shotgun! We feel it is our responsibility to inform the firearm and knife communities of this discriminatory stance Wells Fargo has taken. Please share this message.

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