Vortek StrikerFire Backcountry

Old Saybrook, CT – Traditions™ is pleased to announce that the NEW Vortek StrikerFire® Backcountry is now in stock and currently shipping. Please contact your sales rep, distributor, or Traditions for more information on availability and to place an order.

The Vortek Strikerfire® Backcountry has a 26″ Chromoly barrel which makes this gun more maneuverable and perfect for long hunts where weight counts. This is the muzzleloader you’ll want with you in the backcountry when you’ll walk mile after mile and need a rifle that won’t weigh you down. Smaller framed shooters can also use this rifle more comfortably thanks to the reduced barrel length. The Backcountry weighs 5.8 pounds.

The Vortek StrikerFire® Backcountry has all of the same great features as the standard and LDR StrikerFire models. The gun features the patented StrikerFire system with no external hammer, TAC2 Trigger system with a trigger set at 2 pounds, Hogue™ Comfort-Grip Overmolding, Accelerator Breech Plug™, Dual Safety System, and more. The Backcountry also comes with Nitride Finish which coats both the outside and inside of the barrel and provides superior protection against rust, corrosion, and pitting. Read more

Remington Responds to 60 Minutes

On February 19, 2017, 60 Minutes broadcast a segment about Remington Arms Company, LLC and two tragic incidents which occurred in 2011. In narrating the details related to each incident, 60 Minutes omitted and misrepresented key facts which would have allowed the viewer to have an accurate and complete understanding about each. For example, 60 Minutes knew but did not disclose that both of the rifles in question were examined and tested by forensic scientists employed by each state’s crime lab and were found to be in proper working order. Remington provides this response to offer a more complete record of the relevant facts and a comprehensive overview of the incidents described in the story, and the recall which was at the center of the story. Read more

AR-15 Barrel Twist Rates – What You Need To Know

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By Tom McHale
Tom explores the importance of AR-15 Barrel Twist Rates. What can go wrong & what can go good.

AR-15 Barrel Twist Rates

AR-15 Barrel Twist Rates
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USA –-(Ammoland.com)- There’s more misunderstanding surrounding AR-15 barrel twist rates than the electoral college’s secret faculty lounge and doomsday bunker under the Denver International Airport. That’s because, as with any complex topic, there’s plenty of myth wrapped around some nuggets of truth.

That blend of fact and fiction is what makes the topic mysterious to so many.

We decided to embark on a little experimentation to put some of the common assumptions to the test. When buying a common AR-15 barrel, what do you have to worry about given the type of shooting you intend to do? What types of ammo should you use, or not use, for your particular barrel? Read more

Hearing Protection Act Reaches 100 Co-Sponsors in House

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thirty-seven days after introduction, the Hearing Protection Act (H.R. 367) reached a symbolic milestone in the House of Representatives when Rep. Drew Ferguson (GA-03) signed on as the 100th cosponsor. Introduced by Rep. Jeff Duncan (SC-03) and Rep. John Carter (TX-31), this historic piece of legislation will remove suppressors from the purview of the National Firearms Act (NFA), replacing the antiquated federal transfer process with an instantaneous NICS background check. The Senate companion bill, S. 59, which was introduced by Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID), currently has 7 cosponsors.

One of the reasons why the Hearing Protection Act is garnering so much support in Congress is because legislators have been hearing from their constituents. Since the HPA was originally introduced in 2015, over 135,000 emails have been sent directly to legislators from the system found at www.HearingProtectionAct.com. Although it may seem insignificant, every email that is sent and every call that is made in support of the bill is a step in the right direction. If you have not contacted your legislators in the new Congress, please do so today. Read more

STI Introduces the DVC Tactical

Built with the tactical shooter in mind, the new DVC Tactical 2011© Pistol features aggressive slide lightening cuts and grip stippling, taking the most functional features of STI competition guns and putting them in a package for the defensive handgun shooter.

The DVC Tactical Pistol comes with rugged, fixed tritium sights and a threaded 5.0″ barrel. The gun features a low-viz black DLC (Diamond Like) coating and a copper tinted TiAIN (Titanium Aluminum Nitride) coated barrel. The gun comes standard with a tool-less guide rod and full length tactical dust cover for mounting a variety of accessories. The DVC Tactical Pistol also features the STI Tactical Magwell for quick reloads and mag stripping. The pistol is available in 9mm (20 round capacity) or .45 (14 round capacity) and sells for $2,999.

For more information, please visit www.stiguns.com or e-mail marketing@stiguns.com. Read more

TrackingPoint Debuts M400XHDR .300 BLACKOUT Rifle

Pflugerville, TX- The exceptionally popular .300 Blackout returns to TrackingPoint’s stable of Precision-Guided Firearms™ in the form of its latest design – the M400XHDR. Built on TrackingPoint’s own lightweight AR platform, the Gen-2 night vision-enabled M400XHDR features an extended 400-yard lock range and the stopping power of a .30 caliber, making it ideal for home defense, predator and varmint control. The simplicity and the familiarity of the AR-15 platform coupled with TrackingPoint’s patented lock-and-load precision guiding technology makes the M400XHDR the most innovative .300 BLK on the market today. Read more

Congress Acts on Bad Social Security Measure

By Jim Shepherd

After the Senate voted 57-43 yesterday to strike down a Social Security regulation that would have required the Social Security Administration to report anyone who received disability benefits and had a wide range of medical conditions – from serious mental issues to sleeping and eating disorders- mainstream headlines quickly read “Senate Restores Right of Mentally Ill to Purchase Guns”.

It’s a certain sign of just how far the chasm is between fact and objectivity when it comes to supposedly “unbiased” news reports. The measure wasn’t a great piece of legislation artfully crafted to address a glaring need in the existing system. It was a slap-dash piece of legislation. In fact, Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, said it was filled with “vague characteristics that do not fit into the federal mentally defective standard” . Those same “vague characteristics” would have lumped people with sleeping disorders into a group of considerably more serious mental issues that would have required the Social Security Administration to notify the FBI of those conditions- so they could be entered into the FBI’s NICS background check system.

In short, it would have guaranteed those people would be denied if they tried to purchase a gun if their conditions led them to have third-party involvement in the management of their affairs.

As Grassley said “If a specific individual is likely to be violent due to the nature of their mental illness, then the government should have to prove it.”
I know it’s not popular with anti-gun folks, but the idea of “innocent until proven guilty” is woven pretty tightly into our national fabric. Read more

Steyr Arms Announces President’s Day Promotion

BESSEMER, Ala. — Steyr Arms has started its President’s Day Cash-Rebate Event, where customers can “Get Your Benjamins Back” when they purchase select rifles from any authorized Steyr retailer between Feb. 15 and March 16, 2017. Rebates range from $100 to $500 dollars, depending on the model purchased.

Steyr is offering a $100 rebate on any Pro Hunter or Pro Hunter Heavy Barrel, any Steyr Scout or any AUG. There is a $200 rebate on any CL II or CL II SX as well as the SM12 or SM12 SX, and there is a $250 rebate on any SSG 08 rifle. A $500 rebate is available for any HS .50 or HS .50 M1 rifle purchased during this month-long event. Read more

Hogue Expands Rifle Stock Line

Henderson, NV – Hogue, Inc., announces the expansion of their OverMolded® Flat Dark Earth rifle stock selections. “For years the Hogue rifle stock has been the number one choice for enthusiasts wanting to dress their rifle with an attractive, performance enhancing after-market stock,” said stock designer Pat Hogue. “With the demand for Flat Dark Earth models increasing, our customers have made it known they want additional choices. So, we listened.”

Improving on their already vast selection of bolt action and 10-22 rifle stocks, Hogue has added additional Flat Dark Earth colored models for Howa1500/Weatherby Vanguard, Remington 700 BDL, Mauser 98, Ruger 77 MKII, Ruger Mini 14/30 and Ruger 10-22 models. Read more

Kimber Broadens K6s Revolver Line

YONKERS, NY — Kimber Mfg., Inc., a leading American firearms manufacturer, today announced the update and expansion of its current offerings within the popular Kimber® K6s™ product line. The current K6s product line now includes, K6s™ Stainless, K6s™ Stainless (NS), K6s™ Stainless (LG) and K6s™ DCR (Deluxe Carry Revolver).

Introduced in January 2016, the Kimber K6s is the world’s lightest small-frame six-round .357 Magnum revolver, and brings an unmatched level of performance and shootability to concealed carry applications. Each Kimber K6s revolver weighs 23 ounces and offers a compact ergonomic frame, two-inch barrel and 1.39-inch diameter cylinder, all machined from the finest stainless steel for superior integrity, strength and resistance to the elements. Additional features include an internal hammer, smooth match grade trigger and edges that are rounded and blended to prevent snags on clothing or holsters. Read more

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