NSSF: Dealing with Firearms and Ammunition Affected by Flood Waters

NSSF and SAAMI Provide Guidance on Dealing with Submerged Guns and Ammunition
NEWTOWN, Conn. — Firearms owners who have seen their guns and stored ammunition submerged by flood waters in storm-wracked areas are probably wondering if their firearms and ammunition can be salvaged and safely used.

The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute® (SAAMI®) and National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) point to two helpful documents containing guidelines to assist gun owners in making sound decisions related to safely handling and treating or disposing of these items, emphasizing to always err on the side of caution and safety. Read more

Kahr Arms Kicks Off 2017 Barrel Envy Video Contest

Greeley, PA – Kahr, the leader in technology and innovation, is sponsoring a “Barrel Envy” YouTube video contest which began September 1, 2017 and runs through December 31, 2017. The grand prize has a retail value of $10,000 in Kahr Firearms Group products to include: Kahr, Magnum Research, Thompson, and Auto Ordnance.

To enter, contestants must submit a video no shorter than 30-seconds and no longer than 5 minutes demonstrating why they prefer a Kahr Arms pistol over a competing brand semi-auto pistol. Any Kahr Arms product may be used. Contestants then submit the URL link to Kahr.com. The videos will be reviewed by a panel of Kahr Firearms Group judges and the winner will be announced in January 2018.

This is the first time that Kahr Arms has offered a $10,000 prize value. To be considered, the judges will be looking for quality of video, good presentation, and creativity. The video must include a Kahr Arms pistol vs. a competing brand semi-auto pistol.

For official rules of the Barrel Envy Video Contest, please visit http://www.kahr.com/videocontest2017.asp.

Bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Leadership Introduces Sportsmen’s Package in the House

Posted on Thursday, September 07, 2017

GW:  After many long years, the long-awaited disclosure of information relative to settlements granted to anti-hunting groups by the USFWS may come to fruition via the Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act.  But, what will we learn?  And, can this Congress get anything done to change to the transparency in government we were all promised and rightfully deserve, once we learn the deep, dark secrets purposely hidden from us?  And if not now, when?

On September 1, Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Co-Chairs Congressmen Jeff Duncan (SC) and Gene Green (TX) introduced H.R. 3668, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act, or SHARE Act, in the House of Representatives. Original cosponsors include CSC Vice-Chair Congressman Austin Scott (GA) and CSC Member Congressman Rob Wittman (VA).

H.R. 3668 includes 16 pro-sportsmen’s provisions aiming to enhance hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreation opportunities on federal land. Key titles include the following:

*Fishing Protection Act (protecting the use of traditional fishing tackle and ammunition)
*Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act
*Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage Opportunities Act
*Farmer and Hunter Protection Act
*Transporting bows across National Park Service lands
*Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act
*Good Samaritan Search and Recovery Act
*North American Wetlands Conservation Extension

The House Natural Resources Committee has scheduled a hearing on the SHARE Act for Wednesday, September 12, at 10:00 am EST. Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) President Jeff Crane has submitted written testimony in support of several of the provisions included.

AT Introduces Road Agent Shotgun

(Summerville, SC ) – American Tactical, US manufacturer and world-wide importer of firearms, ammunition and tactical equipment, has expanded its Cavalry shotgun line with the new Road Agent 12-gauge shotgun.The Road Agent’s design has an updated twist with the classic external hammers side by side. The Road Agent features our Patent-Pending De-cocker System, an industry first for an external hammer shotgun.

The Road Agent auto-cocks both hammers when you break the barrel to load it. The Patent-Pending De-cocker Lever automatically sets the gun to the “Safe” position. Just move the de-cocker lever to the de-cock position and both hammers will drop without striking the firing pins. When ready to shoot, simply break the barrel to re-cock the hammers.

The Road Agent features an 18.5″ carbon steel barrel with black aluminum finish, aluminum receiver, intricate scroll engraving and hand finished wooden stock and forearm. The Road Agent also features double triggers to match its classic external hammer design, so you can shoot both barrels at once! Read more

Ruger Continues to Grow the Mark IV Line

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is excited to announce three new additions to the growing line of Mark IV™ pistols: the Mark IV Tactical and two Mark IV Standard models. Since the launch of the Mark IV in 2016, this family of rimfire pistols has expanded to include 13 offerings.The Mark IV Tactical features a 4.40″ barrel with a 1/2″-28 thread pattern – perfect for the addition of the Silent-SR®. The pistol also is equipped with fully adjustable sights and factory-installed upper and lower Picatinny rails to allow for mounting of lights, lasers and other tactical accessories.

Much like the popular Standard pistol that was the Company’s flagship offering in 1949, the new Mark IV Standard model features a tapered barrel and a natural pointing grip angle. The Standard model is offered in both 4.75″ and 6″ barrel lengths with fixed sights. Read more

SureFire RYDER 22-MINI Suppressor Now Shipping

SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, is proud to announce the launch of the all new SF RYDER™ 22-MINI suppressor. The RYDER 22-MINI offers the same great benefits to that of the RYDER 22-S only now in a more compact, shorter overall length with minimal increase in sound attenuation. The 22-MINI is optimized to strike the perfect balance between length, weight, and sound for rifles. The 22-MINI features heat-treated stainless steel baffles that offer increased durability and is capable of handling pressures of 17 HMR and .22 WMR ammunition—even full-auto fire. These simple-to-maintain suppressors are easy to disassemble and clean, thanks to individually numbered and indexed baffles that provide quick, easy reassembly. A fluted aluminum body helps reduce weight. The stainless steel back section utilizes a 1/2 X 28 single-point-cut stainless steel thread that quickly and securely attaches to the host weapon.

Learn More: http://www.surefire.com/sf-ryder-22-mini.html

Ruger American Rifle Ranch Model Now Chambered in 7.62×39

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is excited to introduce the Ruger American Rifle® Ranch model, now chambered in 7.62×39 and fed by the Mini Thirty® magazine. In response to customer feedback, Ruger has combined the power of the classic 7.62×39 cartridge with the compact, bolt-action platform of the Ranch model.

Thirty years after the introduction of the Mini Thirty, its cartridge and magazine have found a new home. The magazine well of the Ruger American Rifle Ranch model is designed to accept Mini Thirty metal box magazines, which are properly positioned for reliable feeding. The magazine release is located in front of the trigger guard for easy manipulation. The rifle ships with a compact, 5-round magazine suitable for hunting. Higher capacity 10- and 20-round magazines are also available at ShopRuger.com. Read more

GLOCK Announces the 5th Generation

SMYRNA, GA. – GLOCK, Inc., introduced a new generation of confidence today with the launch of the G19 Gen5 and G17 Gen5 pistols. The Gen5 pistols feature over twenty design changes which distinguish them from their Gen4 predecessors.

“The development of our Gen5 pistols was the result of the constant pursuit of perfection and a desire to meet the requests of the consumer market,” said GLOCK, Inc. VP Josh Dorsey. “We have combined the standards of high-level performance and reliability with distinctive design enhancements to improve durability, accuracy, and performance. The benefits enhance the shooter experience at the range and in high-stress situations where fractions of a second matter.”

The Gen5 pistols are a variation of the M pistol used by the FBI. Through rigorous testing and development, GLOCK has combined the historical reliability and trust in the brand with precisely engineered design changes to meet the demand of consumers world-wide.

Among the design changes are five key features. The GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) utilizes new barrel rifling to deliver improved accuracy. The removal of the finger grooves and an added ambidextrous slide stop delivers improved control and flexibility. The nDLC finish is a tougher and more durable finish that is exclusive to the GLOCK manufacturing process. Introduction of a flared mag-well increases performance by making it easier to funnel the magazine into the mag-well, particularly in high-stress situations. Read more

Savage Arms BA Stealth Chassis Rifle Line

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts –– Savage Arms is pleased to announce left-hand versions of its popular Stealth chassis rifle chambered in popular long-range calibers. The lineup has also expanded to include 223 Rem. The proven rifle platform delivers exceptional accuracy and performance. Shipments are currently being delivered to dealers.

The Model 10/110 BA Stealth is a lighter, more compact option in the BA line. It features a factory-blueprinted Model 10/110 barreled action mated to a custom version of the Drake Hunter/Stalker monolithic chassis, which has been modified to Savage’s specifications.

Features & Benefits
• New left-hand and 223 Rem. models
• Factory-blueprinted Savage action
• Monolithic chassis machined from a solid billet of aluminum
• M-LOK fore-end and Picatinny rail for easy configuration
• Adjustable AccuTrigger
• 5/8 x 24 threaded muzzle with protector
• EGW one-piece scope rail
• Fab Defense GL-SHOCK six-position, shock-absorbing buttstock with adjustable cheek

Part No. / Description / MSRP
22639 / 110 BA Stealth, 300 Win. Mag. / $1484
22664 / 110 BA Stealth 300 Win. Mag. Left Hand / $1484 – NEW
22640 / 110 BA Stealth 338 Lapua Mag. / $1622
22665 / 110 BA Stealth 338 Lapua Mag. Left Hand / $1622 – NEW
22847 / 10 BA Stealth 223 Rem. / $1207 – NEW
22848 / 10 BA Stealth 223 Rem. Left Hand / $1207 – NEW
22637 / 10 BA Stealth 308 Win. / $1207
22662 / 10 BA Stealth 308 Win. Left Hand / $1207 – NEW
22638 / 10 BA Stealth 6.5 Creedmoor / $1207
22663 / 10 BA Stealth 6.5 Creedmoor Left Hand / $1207 – NEW Read more

Diamondback Firearms Releases 6.5 Creedmoor AR-15 rifle

Diamondback Firearms, a top-tier, Florida based manufacturer of quality pistols and rifles, has introduced their new DB1065CB AR-15 rifle, chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, to market. 6.5 Creedmoor is growing rapidly in popularity because of its superior ballistic performance over .308 and other long-range calibers. 6.5 Creedmoor is the fastest growing caliber for tactical shooters and is a great selection for medium to long range (500 to 1,000 yds.) shooting. Ballistically speaking, when compared to the .308, the more aerodynamic 6.5 Creedmoor performs exceptionally well, with a very noticeable reduction in recoil. Read more

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