Ruger Extends the “2 Million Gun Challenge”

Ruger Delivers On and Extends the “2 Million Gun Challenge”

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is excited to announce the extension of the 2 Million Gun Challenge to Benefit the NRA – which is now the 2.5 Million Gun Challenge!

Between the 2015 and 2016 NRA Annual Meetings, Ruger met the challenge goal of selling two million new firearms, for a total donation of $4,000,000 to the NRA-ILA. Ruger CEO Mike Fifer and President/COO Chris Killoy presented Chris Cox, NRA-ILA’s Executive Director, with a check for $4,000,000 at the 2016 NRA Annual Meetings in Louisville, Kentucky. Read more

Remington Delivering the Re-Engineered Model R51 Pistol

Huntsville, AL – Remington Arms Company, LLC, (“Remington”) is proud to announce today that the R51 has returned to the market. The new enhanced Model R51 is a concealed carry pistol based on the Pedersen design, heritage and memorable features of the original Remington Model 51.Re-engineered from the ground up and extensively tested to deliver utmost reliability, the perfected R51 gets you on target faster and more intuitively than any other subcompact on the market. Add to that its dramatically reduced felt recoil and muzzle flip, and it’s exactly what you need to perform at your best when things are at their worst.

The R51 sub compact pistol features a lightweight aluminum frame with rounded edges for comfortable conceal carry, grip safety, low bore axis for reduced recoil/muzzle flip, concealed carry trigger (light/crisp/single action), light slide racking-force for ease of manipulation, ambidextrous magazine release, locking drift adjustable sights and optimized grip angle – making it extremely easy to point and shoot. Read more

Archery Trade Association Board Releases Position on Airbows

WASHINGTON — At the request of its members and representatives of state wildlife agencies, the Archery Trade Association (ATA) Board of Directors has released a position statement concerning airbows. The statement was drafted immediately following the organization’s summer board meeting in Washington, DC, July 11-12.

The ATA’s full position statement on airbows is below: Read more

Birchwood Casey Dueling Tree Targets

.22 Rimfire

Birchwood Casey® has introduced two great new Dueling Tree Targets for fast-paced shooting action that you can see and hear.

The new Dueling Tree Target Stand is available in both .22 rimfire and airgun versions. The Dueling Tree has four steel plates that dodge from side to side when hit, providing constant shooting action. The heavy steel construction ensures the targets will stand up well to long-term range use.

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Standard Mfg. to Release AR Platform Rifles

Standard Manufacturing Co, LLC based in New Britain, CT proudly announces the release of their two latest Sporting Rifles the STD-15 Models A and B in July 2016. Due to the company’s prior sales success rate with the DP-12 Model, Standard Manufacturing introduced their STD-15 models geared towards left handed users, sporting enthusiasts and avid long distance hunters.The STD-15 was created by top of the line engineers using the most advanced machinery available. We took what people wanted — a perfect balance of weight, durability, and performance, and made the best firearm there is. – Lou Frutuoso, President of Standard Manufacturing

With both models offered in matte black finish and a lightweight resin, they weigh in at 6.0 lbs and 6.2 lbs respectively. The STD-15 models feature a 5.56 caliber and 16″ barrel length as well as a 1/9 Twist 4150 CMV, Government profile with M4 feed ramps and QPF Nitride Coating. Unlike other cases, the STD-15 makes them easier to stack and place in storage. While both feature Direct Gas Impingement, the Model A sports an A2 Flash Hider where the Model B features the Phantom. The models range in MSRP of $999 to $1,249.00 depending on the model. Read more

Standard Mfg. DP-12

Standard Manufacturing Co, LLC based in New Britain, CT remains the first and exclusive company to offer the DP-12, a double barreled 12 gauge pump shotgun. A premium defense shotgun that was released in 2013 by Standard Manufacturing Co. holds 16 rounds and ergonomically designed to balance the weight for quick and efficient handling with minimal recoil, particularly important in defensive situations.The shotgun holds 16 rounds, two shots with each pump, synthetic stock and two Picatinny rails for accessories. Weighing in at 9 pounds, 12 ounces unloaded, the DP-12 is 29 ½ inches in overall length and offered in multiple finishes including matte black, green, gold and flat dark earth. The models range in MSRP of $1,395.00. Clients can review product video on our site exclusively on the company site here. Read more

Massachusett’s Attorney General Moves Against ARs

From Jim Shepherd…

Yesterday, surrounded by law enforcement and gun control advocates, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that she’d had enough of gun makers “deciding what was or was not compliant with state law” – declaring a ban on what she called copycat “assault-style weapons”.

Effective “immediately” AG Healey’s ban is designed to stop the sale of those modern sporting rifles (a/k/a “assault rifles”) that had been modified so as to pass the multi-point exam as to what actually constituted an “assault rifle” under Massachusetts state law.

“The gun industry doesn’t get to decide what’s compliant,” she said, “We do.”

“We” of course, meaning those who agree with her position.

Almost simultaneous with AG Healey’s announcement, Massachusetts gun rights groups like the Gun Owner’s Action League of Massachusetts, said her unilateral action, taken with “actually going through the process, then telling licensed retailers they’re not allowed to sell something” would “probably be a very interesting legal challenge at some point.”

Healey’s actions are, apparently, aimed at the myriad of changes that gun makers have made to the modern sporting rifle in order to make them “compliant” in states like California -and Massachusetts. Those changes have included non-removable, reduced-capacity magazines, fixed versus adjustable stocks and other largely cosmetic changes.

Operating systems, however, have remained essentially untouched because semi-automatic rifles or handguns operate on long-established mechanical principles, not eyewash legislation designed to ban the most popular long-gun in the country simply because of a resemblance to military-issued, fully automatic rifles.

According to Healey’s new interpretation of the law, a gun sharing the same basic operating system or having any interchangeable parts in common with a banned weapon is now verboten.

Healey used what has become standard operating language for opponents to modern sporting rifles, telling those present that those “deadly assault weapons were intended for military use” and “do not belong in civilian hands.”

If a dealer in Massachusetts has any of the now-banned guns in stock, they will be allowed to sell them to out-of-state dealers, but not individuals. If you’re a Massachusetts-resident and purchased on of the “copycat” rifles before Wednesday (July 20), you’ll be allowed to keep it.

But Healey warns that no Massachusetts resident will be able to possess an assault-style weapon purchased after Wednesday -even if they bought it elsewhere.

After announcing her sweeping change, Healey refused to categorize her action as an assault on legitimate businesses in Massachusetts, saying that her intent wasn’t to criminalize dealers.

Rather, she said her press conference was simply to “get the word out.”

Apparently, that’s not worked so well. Notices were reportedly mailed Tuesday, but none of the dealers we spoke with yesterday have yet received them. Many had, however, seen Healey’s Op-Ed in the Boston Globe where she accused the gun industry of “exploiting” a “loophole of potentially horrific proportions” -writing, “And it’s time we act.”

Does she expect a legal challenge? Definitely. In her Op-Ed, she writes that other states have banned assault weapons, and “Many of those bans have been challenged (unsuccessfully) by the gun industry, and we anticipate our directive may be too.”

“But,” she writes, “our job is to enforce state laws and to keep people safe. And this directive will do both.”

If it were only that simple.

Editor’s Note: You can read Attorney General Healey’s Boston Globe Op-Ed yourself at:

You can also read the Attorney General’s letter to Dealers Here:


Beretta Collaborates with McRee Precision on Limited Edition Tikka Rifle

GW:  Beretta’s selected a most skilled rifle builder, Scott McRee, and this combination of components and craftsmanship should be a bull’s eye in the market of higher-end firearms.  Best of luck with the venture, Scott!

(Accokeek, MD) — Beretta U.S.A. announces the launch of a new, limited edition, Precision Rifle. A joint project between Beretta U.S.A. and McRee Precision of McCarley, MS. The rifle, designated TSR-1, combines the segment leading barrel and action of the Tikka T3 Compact Tactical Rifle with a custom-built aluminum chassis from McRee Precision.Phillip Jones, Product Manager for Rifles at Beretta U.S.A. said “Working with Kathy and Scott McRee has been a great opportunity. Combining the best in class performance of the Tikka T3 Compact Tactical Rifle with McRee’s combat-tested chassis offers the long distance and precision shooting enthusiast an accurate and reliable rifle that is priced aggressively to be eligible for the Production Division of the PRS Series.”

This project combines the best of both worlds, the smooth running Tikka T3 and a lightweight version of the system that has served our military with distinction. Scott McRee, owner of McRee Precision, is very enthusiastic about how the market will respond to the collaboration stating, “I am confident that the sport shooting, tactical run and gun competitor, as well as the law enforcement community will enjoy this offering. It’s an honor to be working with Beretta U.S.A. and to be helping them provide another superb product to the American market.”

Built for the U.S. market, commercial production will be limited to 400 pieces and will be available immediately. The TSR-1 is available for purchase at authorized Beretta dealers and leading outdoor retailers.

To locate your nearest dealer visit

Beretta, established in 1526, is the oldest industrial dynasty in the world tracing its roots through 15 generations of continuous family ownership. Firearms bearing the Beretta name have been sold for almost 500 years. Beretta USA Corp. was founded in 1977 and supplies the standard sidearm to the U.S. Armed Forces. Today, Beretta manufactures, distributes and markets a complete line of firearms, accessories and apparel. Beretta also owns and operates six retail Beretta Gallery stores worldwide. For additional information, visit

Daniel Defense Integrally Suppressed Rifle

Black Creek, GA –– Daniel Defense, manufacturer of the world’s finest firearms and accessories, has taken suppressed weapons to the next level with the release of their new DDM4ISR rifle. This new rifle, designed for fulltime-suppressed fire and optimized for the .300 Blackout cartridge, features a fully integrated suppressor attached to its barrel, so it’s ready for suppressed service right out of the box.”This revolutionary rifle simplifies suppressor usage by eliminating variables and uncertainty,” said Daniel Defense VP of Sales Bill Robinson. “There’s no need to attach a suppressor and wonder if it’s mounted correctly and properly aligned. And no need to re-zero the weapon for suppressed vs. unsuppressed fire. The suppressor is literally part of the barrel.” Read more

T/C Compass Rifle Now Shipping

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Thompson/Center Arms™ today announced that the newest addition to the T/C firearms family, the T/C Compass, an affordable, feature-rich, bolt-action rifle, is now shipping to retailers across the United States.”The new T/C Compass rifle was developed with premium features to deliver a highly-capable bolt-action rifle that can match any budget. The rifles are shipping now, giving consumers plenty of time to mount optics and bring them to the range for sighting in before this year’s hunting season,” said Danielle Sanville, Brand Manager for Thompson/Center Arms.

The T/C Compass rifle blends American-made craftsmanship and value into a professional grade, bolt-action rifle. The T/C Compass rifle features an adjustable trigger, pillar bedded action, and a free-floated 5R rifled barrel with guaranteed MOA accuracy. Other features include an easy-to-accessorize threaded muzzle, a lightweight textured synthetic stock with raised cheek piece, three-position safety, and 60-degree bolt lift for increased scope clearance. Additionally, the T/C Compass rifle ships with a flush-fit rotary magazine and is equipped with Weaver-style bases for easy scope mounting. With an MSRP of $399, the T/C Compass rifle is a great choice that will fit any budget. The T/C Compass rifle is manufactured in the United States and includes a limited lifetime warranty.


  • Adjustable trigger offers a crisp release for precision shooting.
  • Ergonomic, lightweight stock combines a classic look with modern contours and textured grip panels.
  • Soft rubber recoil pad gives maximum felt recoil reduction.
  • Three-lug 60 degree lift bolt provides good scope clearance and a smooth, easy cycling action.
  • Aluminum pillar bedding with a bedding system that positively locates the receiver and free-floats the barrel for outstanding accuracy.
  • Button-rifled barrel, with 5R rifling – that provides outstanding accuracy and easy cleaning.
  • Features an easy-to-use 3-position safety (with bolt lock) that provides positive tactile feel, clear visibility and easy access.
  • Detachable (5-round standard calibers, 4-round magnum calibers) rotary magazine fits flush with the stock and provides smooth feeding.
  • Receiver is drilled and tapped for scope mounting (Weaver-style bases included) and comes with sling swivel studs.
  • Visit for more information, reviews, spec sheets and owner’s manual.

To celebrate the shipping of the T/C Compass rifle, Thompson/Center Arms is launching the “Follow Your Compass Dream Truck Giveaway” Sweepstakes. Consumers purchasing a new T/C Compass rifle will be given the chance to enter to win a custom 2016 RAM 2500 Crew Cab 4×4. No purchase is necessary to enter or win the sweepstakes. One randomly chosen winner of the “Follow Your Compass Truck Giveaway” will receive 2016 RAM 2500 Crew Cab 4×4 that has been upgraded with a 6.7 L Cummins Turbo Diesel Engine, 35″ BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires, a Fabtech 2.5″ Suspension system, a custom front and rear bumper with LED light kit, Superwinch TigerShark 11,500 lb. winch, and a 2-drawer TruckVault. The 2016 RAM 2500 Crew Cab 4×4 is a complement to the impeccable T/C Compass rifle.

The “Follow Your Compass Dream Truck Giveaway” Sweepstakes opens for entry on July 15th, 2016 at 12:00AM and closes on December 31st, 2016 at 11:59PM. For more information on the “Follow Your Compass Dream Truck Giveaway”, visit Subject to official rules. Read more

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