Century Arms’ 100% American Made Draco AK47 Pistol

Delray Beach, Fla. –– Century Arms, North America’s premier AK manufacturer, has announced the release of a 100% U.S. made version of the highly sought after Draco AK47 Pistol to meet rapidly increasing market demand.

“The Romanian Draco Pistol imports have been infrequent due to Military and Government contracts at the Cugir factory,” said Jason Karvois, Century Arms Director of Sales. “Due to the popularity of the Draco pistol, and overwhelming demand, Century Arms has started to manufacture the Draco pistols at our Vermont factory to be able to consistently offer them to the U.S. market.”

Based on the AK47 rifle design, the Draco pistol combines rifle-cartridge firepower in compact pistol-form. Chambered in the ever-popular 7.62x39mm cartridge, the Draco pistol features a 10.5″ barrel and weighs 6.3 lbs., making it lightweight and handy in tight quarters. The U.S. Draco comes standard with a maple wood handguard, standard AKM sights, readily accepts any AK47 magazine or drum, and best of all – is completely made in the U.S.A.! Read more

Winchester Adds to Popular XPR Rifle Line

Winchester® Repeating Arms is adding several new offerings to the bolt-action XPR® rifle line for 2017. This line of rifles has built a reputation for accuracy and dependability at a very affordable price.

New for 2017 is the XPR Hunter Mountain Country Range model. It features a polymer stock in the new Mossy Oak® Mountain Country Range camo. Other features found on the XPR include a M.O.A. trigger system, Perma-Cote™ matte blued metal surfaces to minimize glare, detachable box magazine, steel recoil lug, two position thumb safety and Inflex Technology Recoil Pad. It is available in many popular calibers from .243 Win. to .338 Win. Mag. Barrel length for short-action caliber rifles is 22″, short magnum and standard long action is 24″ and long action magnum calibers is 26″. Average weight is 6¾ – 7¼ lbs. Suggested retail is $599.99.

Winchester Repeating Arms will also add two new XPR Hunter Compact models for 2017. The XPR Hunter Compact will be offered in popular short-action calibers from .243 Win. to 325 WSM short magnum calibers. Suggested retail is $549.99. The new XPR Hunter Compact Mossy Oak® Break-Up Country® camo version is offered in the same calibers with a suggested retail of $599.99. Both rifles offer a shorter, 13″ length of pull that optimizes them for younger shooters and those with a smaller stature. Average weight is 6 ½ – 6 ¾ lbs. Barrel lengths are 20″ on short action standard calibers and 22″ on WSM calibers. Read more

Steyr Arms to Conduct its Fourth Annual Open House and Factory-Direct Sale

BESSEMER, Ala. (July 13, 2017) — Steyr Arms will hold a three-day Open House and Factory-Direct Sale of Steyr and Merkel firearms as well as JAGDHUND and X JAGD clothing lines at its Bessemer, Ala. headquarters on July 20 to 22, 2017. The company, located at 2530 Morgan Road in Bessemer, will open the doors to its spacious and recently renovated 3,000-sq./ft. showroom to the public from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday for its fourth annual factory-direct sales event.

Visitors can expect to find special pricing exclusively for open house customers. Pricing for this event will not be posted online, as these will be in-showroom specials only. In addition, visitors will be treated to a free catered lunch on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m., and one lucky customer will walk away with a Rimfire Package that includes Steyr’s newest firearms, the Scout RFR rimfire rifle and the RFP rimfire pistol. The drawing will be held at lunch on Saturday, but the winner is not required to be present to win.

Highlighting Steyr’s Open House and Factory-Direct Sale will be special pricing on Steyr .40-caliber pistols, Scout packages, Pro Hunter, SSG-04, SSG Carbon, HS .50, and SSG-08-A1 rifles as well as Merkel Double Rifles. There will also be special pricing on accessories and parts for Steyr and Merkel firearms including optics, holsters, magazines and many other gear items. Read more

Kimber Mid-Year K6s Revolver Line Extensions

YONKERS, N.Y. — Kimber Mfg., Inc., a leading American firearms manufacturer, today announced the expansion of its popular Kimber® K6s™ revolver product line to include three (3) new variants – K6s DC (Deep Cover), K6s CDP (Custom Defense Package), and K6s Stainless 3″. The K6s is a premium small-frame snub-nose revolver chambered in .357 Magnum.

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. The K6s revolver’s weight starts at 23 ounces and offers a compact ergonomic frame 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.

The three new 2017 mid-year K6s models offer details and features combined in a variety of purpose-driven configurations. The K6s Stainless 3″ features a 3-inch barrel, low-glare brushed stainless frame finish, large smooth walnut grips and white 3-dot sights. The K6s DC wears a stunning smooth black DLC finish, ergonomic black G10 grips and low-profile tritium 3-dot night sights. The K6s CDP is complete with Kimber’s signature Carry Melt™ treatment that further rounds edges for snag-free carry, a smooth black DLC finish on the frame and brushed stainless barrel and cylinder and small parts, checkered ergonomic rosewood grips, while boasting a set of low-profile tritium 3-dot night sights. Read more

A Rifle 10 Years in the Making

1000 Yards Out of the Box™



The new RevX rifle was designed from the ground up with affordability and performance in mind, including entirely new custom action and stock designs. Each rifle is hand built and live fire tested to confirm precision and gather individual ballistic data. We’ve worked tirelessly to streamline and improve product design, supply chain, and component manufacturing to produce a more affordable rifle with quality and performance worthy of carrying the legendary Gunwerks name.

Every RevX long range rifle comes ready to rock 1,000 Yards Out of the Box™. Choose and mount your optic with the included scope rings, then create a free custom turret label with the certificate and ballistic data card included with every RevX. What you end up with is a complete long range shooting system capable to 1,000 yards and beyond.

If you’ve waited for your chance to own a Gunwerks rifle, the unparalleled value and performance of the Gunwerks RevX is your answer.

Kimber Releases 2017 Limited Texas Edition 1911

YONKERS, N.Y. — Kimber Mfg., Inc., a leading American firearms manufacturer, today announced the release of a new Kimber® Royal II (Texas Edition) 1911 pistol to celebrate the superior American values and 2nd Amendment rights activism shared by the people of the great State of Texas. The new Texas Edition blends Kimber’s reputation of providing unsurpassed quality in 1911 pistols with the timeless look of western scroll engraving and bonded ivory.

The Royal II (Texas Edition) 1911 is an 800 unit, Limited Edition model with a unique serial range beginning with the prefix “TXEB”. A deep black oxide finish with high polished flats on the slide and frame beautifully accentuate the western leaf and scroll engraving with saw tooth border on the slide. A matching engraving pattern is also on the mainspring housing. The 1835 motto, “Come and Take It” appears on the left bonded ivory grip panel, and the “Lone Star Flag” embedded inside an outline of the State of Texas graces the right grip panel. This striking new pistol has a 5-inch barrel, weighs in at 38 ounces and is offered in .45 ACP. Read more

Barrett Takes 2nd in the 2017 King of 2 Miles

Team Barrett preparing for final course of fire (7° inclination)

Team Barrett wind coaching for Team Cutting Edge

(Raton, NM) Barrett Firearms walked away with a 2nd place finish at the 2017 King of 2 Miles (Ko2M) shooting a stock Barrett Model 99 chambered in .416 Barrett. Shooter Ronnie Wright was named “Prince” of The 2 Mile displaying Barrett Firearms ability to deliver precision fire on Extended Long Range (ELR) targets from a production rifle. Barrett is proud of its ability to manufacture stock precision rifles while having an individual place in the top 3 shooters at the Ko2M, and humbled by the world record holders in attendance and impressive equipment used. Barrett Firearms would also like to congratulate Derik Rogers and the Applied Ballistics team for their first place finish and all the hard work devoted to advancing the ELR community.

The King of 2 Miles is a competition designed for extended long-range target engagement. King of 2 miles was founded in 2015 and each year more shooters are making hits at longer distances. In the years since its inauguration there as been an influx of shooters and industry advancements making it possible to do what seemed impossible only a few years ago. Barrett Firearms Manufacturing would like to thank the King of 2 Miles, shooters and industry partners who strive to support and improve this fast growing sport. Read more

Stevens Unveils New 301 Single-Shot Shotgun

SUFFIELD, CT – Stevens by Savage Arms is pleased to offer practical hunters more performance from the trusted single-shot, break-action shotgun platform with the rugged and reliable new Stevens 301. Shipments of these firearms are currently being delivered to dealers.

The Stevens 301 features a crisp, reliable break action and rugged, modern synthetic stock that withstands even brutal abuse afield. It is available in .410, as well as 12- and 20-gauge models.

Features & Benefits
• Single-shot shotgun
• Break action
• Standard and compact models available
• Rugged synthetic stock

Part No. / Description / MSRP
22557 / 301 Single Shot, 12-gauge, 26-inch barrel / $173
22558 / 301 Single Shot, 20-gauge, 26-inch barrel / $173
22559 / 301 Single Shot Compact, 20-gauge, 22-inch barrel / $173
19201 / 301 Single Shot, .410, 26-inch barrel / $173
19202 / 301 Single Shot Compact, .410, 22-inch barrel / $173

Stevens by Savage Arms is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. To learn more about Savage Arms, visit www.savagearms.com.

Walther Arms the 5″ PPQ M2 Standard Slide

At the request of specific Law Enforcement users, Walther Arms is proud to release a 5″ PPQ M2 Standard slide model suited for duty use. The new 5″ model does not have any ports in the slide. With greater interest from LE and Military customers, their preference is to have a solid slide to minimize points of entry for foreign objects to enter the firearm. All other aspects of the pistol are unchanged. The part number for the new 5″ PPQ M2 Standard is 2813734 and there is also a 10-round version available, part number 2813735.

“Even though this is a relatively minor change, Walther is excited to take feedback from our customers and incorporate it into our products. The PPQ line continues to grow as the best striker fired polymer pistol with the best grip and trigger on the market” said Luke Thorkildsen Walther Arms VP of Marketing and Product Development. Read more

NSSF-Adjusted NICS Background Checks for June 2017

The June 2017 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 1,016,213 is a decrease of 10.9 percent compared to the June 2016 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1,140,088. For comparison, the unadjusted June 2017 FBI NICS figure 1,888,266 reflects an 11.1 percent decrease from the unadjusted FBI NICS figure of 2,123,334 in June 2016.

The second quarter 2017 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 3,116,282 is a decrease of 2.0 percent over the 3,179,825 figure for second quarter 2016.

The adjusted NICS data were derived by subtracting out NICS purpose code permit checks and permit rechecks used by several states such as Connecticut, Illinois, and Utah for CCW permit application checks as well as checks on active CCW permit databases. NSSF started subtracting permit rechecks in February 2016.

Though not a direct correlation to firearms sales, the NSSF-adjusted NICS data provide an additional picture of current market conditions. In addition to other purposes, NICS is used to check transactions for sales or transfers of new or used firearms. FBI NICS and NSSF-adjusted NICS figures do not account for firearm sales using approved alternate permits such as a concealed carry license. Several states allow the use of such alternate permits. It should be noted that these statistics represent the number of firearm background checks initiated through the NICS. They do not represent the number of firearms sold or sales dollars. Based on varying state laws, local market conditions and purchase scenarios, a one-to-one correlation cannot be made between a firearm background check and a firearm sale. Read more

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