FightLite® Reveals Next Generation (Squad Automatic) MCR® and Lightweight Polymer Ammo

FightLite® Industries, a division of ARES Defense Systems® Inc. located in Melbourne, Florida announces a development program for next generation, lightweight polymer ammunition to work in conjunction with its patented Dual-Feed™ Squad Automatic MCR® (Mission Configurable Rifle).

In a radical departure from the directions of both case telescoped ammunition and conventional polymer ammunition, FightLite® is pursuing an innovative development strategy for a 5th generation hybrid cartridge that is projected to lighten ammunition weight by up to 30% and deliver reduced ammunition cost, while also supporting legacy infantry weapons and machine guns.

There are millions of 5.56mm and 7.62mm NATO weapons in both the US military and around the globe where users stand to benefit from a significant reduction in ammunition weight without sacrificing performance or reliability. FightLite® Industries and its parent organization ARES Defense have been very successful with their outside-the-box approach to problem solving in the small arms business during the past 20 years.

The company’s flagship weapon is its 8.5 lb. select-fire Squad Automatic MCR® that shares the excellent ergonomics of the M4A1 and feeds reliably from both M27-linked ammunition belts and standard M16 magazines at operator discretion. Featuring reliable gas-piston operation and a tool-less quick-change barrel system; the patented MCR® is the lightest and most portable belt fed machine gun in the world. Suppressor and grenade launcher capable, its select-fire operation allows soldiers and contractors to quickly and accurately engage both point and area targets. And when coupled with FightLite’s finalized 5th Gen lightweight cartridge, the MCR® and FightLite® ammo combination will represent the lightest 5.56mm automatic rifle with full combat load available anywhere. Read more

Savage Arms Introduces New B Series Hardwood

SUFFIELD, Connecticut – – Savage Arms took bolt-action rimfire performance to new heights when it introduced the B Series rifle platform. The iconic American gun maker is pleased to expand the lineup for 2017 by adding the new B Series Hardwood. Shipments of the new rifle are being delivered to dealers.

The new B Series Hardwood features a 21-inch Sporter barrel and ergonomic, walnut-stained hardwood stock with unique, modern checkering. A 10-round rotary magazine and Savage’s accuracy-boosting adjustable AccuTrigger are also standard. The rifle is available chambered in 17 HMR, 22 LR and 22 WMR.

Features & Benefits
• Walnut-stained hardwood stock
• Sporter barrel
• Adjustable iron sights
• Drilled and tapped for scope mounts
• User-adjustable AccuTrigger
• Available in 22 LR, 22 WMR and 17 HMR
• Top tang safety

Part No. / Description / MSRP
70210 / B22 G 22 LR, 21-inch barrel / $439
70510 / B22 MAGNUM G 22 WMR, 21-inch barrel / $459
70810 / B17 G 17 HMR, 21-inch barrel / $459 Read more

Traditions Performance Firearms GO HUNT GIVEAWAY

TRADITIONS™ PERFORMANCE FIREARMS ANNOUNCES GO HUNT GIVEAWAYOld Saybrook, CT – Traditions™ is participation in the GO HUNT GIVEAWAY worth nearly $4,000. The GO HUNT GIVEAWAY is for the avid hunter looking to “up” his gear collection. This prize package includes a Traditions Vortek StrikerFire® muzzleloader and is guaranteed to make all your buddies jealous. Extend your hunting season with a new muzzleloader and complete your collection of hunting platforms by entering to win this giveaway.

The Traditions Vortek StrikerFire® will be among the prizes included in the GO HUNT GIVEWAY so hunters can take advantage of muzzleloader season. Along with many fantastic features, the Vortek StrikerFire® has a 28″ barrel coated both inside and out with Nitride finish. This finish gives you maximum protection against weather and corrosion. It also comes with a 3-9×40 scope mounted and boresighted along with a Traditions™ case. Other fabulous prizes are included in this ultimate giveway so be sure to check out the prize package that will go to one lucky winner.

The GO HUNT GIVEAWAY ends August 11th, 2017 and the one grand prize winner will be contacted via email. Enter today! Read more

Velocity Triggers Adds Model 700 Replacement Trigger Assembly

Phoenix, AZ, — Velocity Triggers™ has added an American made, drop-in trigger assembly that will fit all Remington Model 700® actions. The initial product offering is packed full of exciting features such as: a fully adjustable single stage trigger assembly, removable trigger shoes and 2-positon safety. The trigger is shipped at 3 pound pull weight, but has a range of 2-4 pounds. It also has adjustments for both over-travel and creep. The trigger shoes are machined from aluminum and will be offered in curved, curved with serrations and straight with serrations options. The trigger shoes will be anodized in black, red, blue or green. The 2-position safety is designed so the user can place the gun on “safe” after the gun is fired. This allows the next live round to be chambered safely.

Velocity Triggers™ machines all of their major trigger parts in-house. The trigger and sear are cut from A2 tool steel with a Wire EDM process, followed by heat treating for extended life. The sear is then treated with Robar’s™ NP3® metal finish. NP3® is an electroless nickel based finish that is very corrosion resistant and reduces friction. The triggers go through Diamond-Like Carbon Coating or DLC. This coating gives the trigger a combination of low friction and extremely hard surface that won’t wear down. The hardness level of DLC on the trigger exceeds 80HRC, which is harder than chrome plating. The trigger housings are machined from 6061T6 billet aluminum and then green anodized for easy cleaning and reduced corrosion. The trigger assemblies are then built and individually tested for pull weight and sear engagement. MSRP $120.00 Read more

U.S. House Passes Bill Mandating Transfer of ALL US Army M1911 Handguns to Civilian Marksmanship Program

  1. U.S. CodeTitle 36Subtitle IIPart BChapter 407Subchapter II › § 40728

36 U.S. Code § 40728 – Transfer of firearms, ammunition, and parts

Transfer of firearms, ammunition, and parts

(a)Required Transfers.—In accordance with subsection (b) of this section, the Secretary of the Army shall transfer to the corporation all firearms and ammunition that, on February 9, 1996, were under the control of the director of civilian marksmanship (as that position existed under section 4307 of title 10 on February 9, 1996), including—


all firearms on loan to affiliated clubs and State associations;


all firearms in the possession of the Civilian Marksmanship Support Detachment; and


all M–1 Garand and caliber .22 rimfire rifles stored at Defense Distribution Depot, Anniston, Anniston, Alabama.

(b)Time for Transfers.—The Secretary shall transfer firearms and ammunition under subsection (a) of this section as and when necessary to enable the corporation—


to issue or loan firearms or ammunition under section 40731 of this title; or


to sell firearms or ammunition under section 40732 of this title.

(c)Vesting of Title in Transferred Items.—Title to an item transferred to the corporation under this section shall vest in the corporation—


on the issuance of the item to an eligible recipient under section 40731 of this title; or


immediately before the corporation delivers the item to a purchaser in accordance with a contract for sale of the item that is authorized under section 40732 of this title.

(d)Storage of Firearms.—

Firearms stored at Defense Distribution Depot, Anniston, Anniston, Alabama, before February 10, 1996, and used for the Civilian Marksmanship Program (as that program existed under section 4308(e) of title 10 before February 10, 1996), shall remain at that facility or another storage facility designated by the Secretary, without cost to the corporation, until the firearms are issued, loaned, or sold by the corporation, or otherwise transferred to the corporation.

(e)Discretionary Transfer of Parts.—

The Secretary may transfer from the inventory of the Department of the Army to the corporation any part from a rifle designated to be demilitarized.

(f)Limitation on Demilitarization of M–1 Rifles.—

After February 10, 1996, the Secretary may not demilitarize an M–1 Garand rifle in the inventory of the Army unless the Defense Logistics Agency decides the rifle is unserviceable.

(g)Cost of Transfers.—

A transfer of firearms, ammunition, or parts to the corporation under this section shall be made without cost to the corporation, except that the corporation shall assume the cost of preparation and transportation of firearms and ammunition transferred under this section.

(h)Authorized Transfers.—


Subject to paragraph (2), the Secretary may transfer to the corporation, in accordance with the procedure prescribed in this subchapter, surplus caliber .45 M1911/M1911A1 pistols and spare parts and related accessories for those pistols that, on the date of the enactment of this subsection, are under the control of the Secretary and are surplus to the requirements of the Department of the Army, and such material as may be recovered by the Secretary pursuant to section 40728A(a) of this title. The Secretary shall determine a reasonable schedule for the transfer of such surplus pistols.


The Secretary may not transfer more than 10,000 surplus caliber .45 M1911/M1911A1 pistols to the corporation during any year and may only transfer such pistols as long as pistols described in paragraph (1) remain available for transfer.
(Pub. L. 105–225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1339; Pub. L. 114–92, div. A, title X, §?1087(a)(1), Nov. 25, 2015, 129 Stat. 1012.)

Browning Expands Silver Shotgun Line

Browning has added four new models to the Silver semi-automatic shotgun line. They are the Silver Black Lightning, Silver Matte Hunter, Silver Matte Hunter Micro Midas and the Silver Rifled Deer Matte.

All of the Silver shotguns feature the self-adjusting Active Value gas system that diverts gases to operate the action instead of adding to the recoil. When shooting light loads out of the Silver, most of the gases are used to operate the action. With magnum loads, only a small amount of the gas is necessary to operate the action. The remaining gases are vented out the top of the forearm and away from the receiver for cleaner, more reliable operation. The results are faster, more accurate follow-up shots and all-day shooting comfort.

The Active Valve also allows for a wide range of loads to be shot out of the same gun. The 12 gauge 3″ models handle everything from 1 oz. field loads to the heaviest 3″ magnums. The 3-1/2″ model is built with a similar range, shooting everything from 1-1/8 oz. field loads to the hardest hitting 3-1/2″ magnum loads.

The new Black Lightning, Silver Matte Hunter and Silver Matte Hunter Micro Midas Silver models are ideal for hunting and sporting clays shooting. All the models have these features: Read more

Thompson/Center Arms Launches Mail-in Rebate Offer

Thompson/Center Arms™ Launches “More Bucks in your Pocket”
Mail-in Rebate Offer on All New T/C® Firearms

Buy Any New Thompson/Center Firearm and Get Up to a $75 Mail-in Rebate

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Thompson/Center Arms today announced the launch of the new “More Bucks in Your Pocket” mail-in rebate program, valid from July 15, 2017 to December 31, 2017. Consumers purchasing a new, qualifying T/C Compass®, Venture™, Dimension®, G2 Contender®, Encore® Pro Hunter™, Triumph®, Triumph® Bone Collector®, T/C® Strike™ and T/C® Impact!™ will be eligible to receive up to a $75 mail-in cash rebate. Read more

Springfield Armory RO ELITE Series Pistols

Springfield Armory® expands 1911 Range Officer® line with new RO® ELITE series pistols.GENESEO, ILL. – With the launch of four new RO® Elite models, the Springfield Armory® 1911 Range Officer® line is expanding its reputation for performance that far exceeds price.

New for summer 2017, the new RO Elite line adds multiple premium components and details for both competition shooters and defense-minded citizens, in both 9mm and .45ACP versions. For example, every new RO Elite series pistol is clad in the same Black-T® treatment specified on Springfield Armory 1911s built for the FBI’s regional SWAT and Hostage Rescue Teams. The Black-T coating is self-lubricating, highly corrosion resistant, unaffected by extremes, and engineered to shield the firearm from the heaviest use and toughest conditions. RO Elite models also include: Springfield Armory’s crisp, newly designed Gen 2 triggers, ambidextrous thumb safeties, and custom thin-line G-10 grips designed specifically for this series, adding an entirely new feel for high-precision 1911s. That’s more than $370 worth of upgrades for only a $125 increase in price. Read more

Kahr Arms/Gallery of Guns Limited Edition Exclusives

Greeley, PA – Kahr Arms has partnered with Gallery of Guns to offer two new limited edition exclusive pistols in the attractive new Cerakote® Patriot Brown finish. The Kahr CW3833PBR and the Kahr CW9093PBR can only be purchased through Gallery of Guns website for a limited time.

The CW3833PBR is offered in .380 ACP and features a 2.5 inch conventional rifled barrel, an overall length of 5 inches, a height of 3.9 inches and weighs just 10.2 ounces. The pistol has a Desert Tan frame and a stainless steel slide, trigger slide stop lever, all in Cerakote Patriot Brown.

The pistol features a lock breech, modified Browning type recoil lug, and utilizes Kahr’s seven patents including the “safe cam” action found in all Kahr pistols. The result is a micro-compact pistol with very little recoil and quick follow-up shots. The pistol also has a drift adjustable white bar-dot combat rear sight and a pinned-in polymer front sight. It has a 6+1 capacity and comes with one 6-rd magazine. Gallery of Guns offers this gun at $449. Read more

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