Smith & Wesson Begins Shipping M&P45 M2.0 Pistol

Popular M&P M2.0 Pistol Now Available in .45 AUTOSPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today that it has begun shipping its highly anticipated M&P45 M2.0 pistol chambered in .45 AUTO. Designed for personal, sporting, and professional use, the M&P M2.0 pistol delivers an entirely new platform, introducing innovative features in nearly every aspect of the pistol, including the trigger, grip, frame, and finish.

Matt Buckingham, President of the Firearms Division, said, “The new M&P M2.0 is one of the most advanced production pistols on the market today, and the consumer and law enforcement response to the 9mm and .40 S&W configurations has been remarkable, with several agencies currently evaluating the pistol. The M&P45 M2.0 features all of the enhancements found in the popular M&P M2.0 platform, and was an essential addition to the M&P M2.0 product line. The .45 AUTO is a common caliber for personal, sporting and professional use, and we are pleased to announce that the M&P45 M2.0 is now available for purchase in stores across the nation.” Read more

Kimber Adds to Micro and Micro 9 Pistol Lines

YONKERS, N.Y. — Kimber Mfg., Inc., a leading American firearms manufacturer, today announced the expansion of its Micro and Micro 9 products line to include six (6) new variants. The Micro and Micro 9 are premium micro-compact carry pistols chambered in .380 ACP and 9MM respectively.The Micro/Micro 9’s barrel and slide are machined from stainless steel for superior resistance to moisture, while the frame is shaped from the finest aluminum for integrity and strength. One of the most important Micro/Micro 9 design advantages is the single action trigger with a short, smooth pull that ensures accuracy and confidence. The thumb safety, slide release and magazine release are pure 1911 in design. Other standard features include a lowered and flared ejection port for flawless ejection and a beveled magazine well for fast, positive loading. Sights are steel —not plastic— and mounted in machined dovetails for additional durability. Read more

Brownells Honors “FedEx Guy” With All American Dream Gun

GW: Way to go, Pete, for recognizing Matt Uhrin and the country’s symbol of freedom!

ATLANTA, Georgia – Brownells’ NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits special guest Matt Uhrin – also known as the famous flag-saving “FedEx Guy” – was honored by Brownells CEO Pete Brownell during a presentation in the Brownells booth on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Uhrin, an Iowa City, Iowa-area package delivery man, was recognized for his patriotism and courageous actions for intervening in a late-January 2017 protest where demonstrators were preparing to burn American flags. A U.S. Army combat veteran, Uhrin, who had sent fallen brothers and sisters home from the Mid-East under America’s symbol of freedom rushed into the crowd of protestors, bravely saving three American flags.

In recognition of his actions, Brownells CEO Pete Brownell presented Uhrin with the one-of-a-kind Brownells/Smith & Wesson® All American Dream Gun®. The firearm is a highly-customized Smith & Wesson M&P® M2.0™ 9mm pistol and features, most appropriately, an American Flag paint scheme.

“Matt is a shining example of a patriot, local hero and a real American,” said Brownell. “Too many times we see indifference in society; it’s just great to see someone bold enough to do the right thing. I want to thank Matt for his service to our country both at home and abroad and I’m proud to give him this fantastic firearm.” Read more

Boone and Crockett Club: The Second Amendment and Conservation

MISSOULA, Mont. – The oldest conservation organization in North America has released its position on gun ownership and its historical influence on wildlife conservation.”Sportsmen have known for a long time that hunting supports and funds wildlife conservation and management programs,” said Ben B. Hollingsworth Jr., president of the Boone and Crockett Club. “What is often overlooked is that the most successful system of wildlife conservation ever devised – the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation – would not have been possible without sportsmen and their right to own and use firearms.” Read more

Browning’s New High Grade Hunter A5 Shotgun

The original Auto-5 shotgun, designed by John M. Browning, is a legend in the hunting and shooting industry. Although the original design is no longer produced, Browning’s introduction of the new A5 a few years ago filled the demand of shooters wanting a shotgun built in the classic design of the Auto-5.In 2016, Browning added to the A5 line with the introduction of the A5 Sweet Sixteen. The new gun brought back memories for many shooters and hunters of the days of shooting the original Sweet 16 Auto-5 in upland and small game fields. The new model was an instant success with many consumers.

New for 2017, Browning is expanding the line to include the A5 High Grade Hunter. This new 12-gauge model features special engraving that depicts pheasants on the left side and mallards on the right side, all surrounded by intricate scrollwork on a blued finish. The stock is Grade 2.5 walnut with sharp 22 lines-per-inch checkering and a rich gloss finish. Available in 26″ or 28″ barrel lengths, the suggested retail price is $1,859.99.

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GLOCK Pistol Production for Summer

SMYRNA, GA. – GLOCK, Inc., manufacturer of the world’s most popular pistol, announces a special production run of pistols for the summer. Each GLOCK pistol included in the special production run was designed and engineered to respond directly to the needs of our customers. Some models have a specific purpose, while others serve a broader range of uses and interests. The special summer pistols feature models that are enhanced for consumer application and enthusiast appeal and will be available at dealers beginning June 1, 2017. Read more

Thompson/Center Arms Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Thompson/Center Arms Launches Sweepstakes to Highlight 50th AnniversarySPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Thompson/Center Arms announced today that 2017 marks fifty years since the creation of the brand and the company is celebrating this achievement with the launch of the “T/C® 50th Anniversary Sweepstakes.” To commemorate its golden year, Thompson/Center Arms will design and manufacture a small batch of an exciting new Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Firearm, one of which will be given away to the winner of the T/C 50th Anniversary Sweepstakes. Read more

Motorkote for Firearms

80 year old barrel protected by Motorkote

I’ve grown quite partial when it comes to lubricating and protecting firearms. I’ve had many oils and concoctions at my disposal but have found nothing better suited than Motorkote – the same product used to protect automobile and truck engines!

The above photo shows the muzzle end of a Marlin model 81 in .22 rimfire caliber circa 1937 protruding from the garage window on duty for small varmints.  A little rain is nothing to fear.

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And, in case you’re wondering, nobody’s paying me a thing for any of this.  Regardless, Motorkote’s been in my vintage tractors, autos, trucks, you name it for many years.

Here’s owner, Ed Gibbs, demonstrating the superior lubricating properties of Motorkote:

Franchi Redesigns Affinity Line

Known for delivering fine craftsmanship and durability to passionate American hunters and shooters, Franchi’s popular Affinity line has been reborn to deliver even more shooter-friendly features. The result of these enhancements is a line of shotguns that are as accessible as they are versatile, allowing more sportsmen and women the opportunity to experience the quality and performance of a feature-rich, Italian-made shotgun.

The redesigned Franchi Affinity line of Inertia-Driven semi-auto shotguns includes the Affinity 3, available in both 12 and 20 gauge and chambered for 2-3/4 and 3-inch shells, as well as the Affinity 3.5, a 12-gauge shotgun chambered for shells up to 3-1/2 inches in length. Like all Franchi shotguns, both the new Affinity 3 and Affinity 3.5 come with a best-in-class 7-year warranty. Read more

Ruger Introduces 10/22 Takedown Integrally Suppressed Barrel

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) proudly introduces the Silent-SR® ISB for the 10/22 Takedown® platform. The ISB, or Integrally Suppressed Barrel, is an exciting addition to the Ruger® Silent-SR family that delivers quiet and accurate performance in a compact and truly user-serviceable package.

Known for its unrelenting reliability, durability and accuracy, the 10/22 Takedown rifle is the ideal platform for an integral suppressor. The Silent-SR ISB quickly and easily assembles to any Ruger 10/22 Takedown or 22 Charger™ Takedown, and features an induction-hardened breech with cold hammer-forged barrel that provide easy takedown and accurate return-to-zero – the same elements that have made the 10/22 Takedown an instant classic worthy of its heritage. Read more

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