New Costa VIP Pistol from STI International


STI International has teamed up with self-defense and weapons training expert Chris Costa to design the new Costa series of pistols.Specially designed and built for the discerning concealed carry market, the new Costa VIP pistol features a shortened stippled grip, 4.15-inch bull barrel, low profile Tritium front sight with a fixed ledge rear and a Picatinny under-rail for mounting a light or other accessories.

The Diamond Like Carbon black finish on metal parts and the black TreeBark stippled VIP length grip helps ensure added concealment. The 2011® platform provides higher round capacity for more firepower when it is needed the most. The Modular design of the 2011 transfers recoil along a flatter plain for better control and faster follow up shots. The STI Recoil Master spring system reduces recoil allowing shooters to stay on target. The gun comes equipped with two 120mm magazines.

The Costa VIP sells for a suggested retail price of $2,599.

For more information, please visit www.stiguns.com or e-mail marketing@stiguns.com.

Trojan Firearms Introduces 9mm PRO9V1 Rifles

Phoenix, AZ – July 6, 2017 – Trojan Firearms has introduced their new line of 9mm AR platform carbines: the PRO9V1 series. These rifles are not just converted AR-15’s, but the Phoenix, Arizona based company specifically designed a pistol caliber carbine from the ground up for superior reliability, whilst still retaining the handling of the standard AR platform. During the engineering process, particular attention was given to improve the common issues found in the majority of 9mm carbine blow back gas systems.

All PRO9V1 rifles are CNC machined using high-grade aircraft billet aluminum in the lower, upper and hand rail. The lower features Teflon® coated springs and detent pins, as well as an enhanced flared mag well. The 16-inch light weight contour barrel is made of 4150V steel with Nitride finish and features a Grater Gen II 9mm tunable muzzle brake. Other great features on the PRO9V1 include a Gen II ambidextrous charging handle and the Trojan Firearms adjustable drop-in trigger group.

The two models in this new product series are the PRO9V1-G (MSRP $1,399.00) which is compatible with 9mm Glock® magazines, and the PRO9V1-M (MSRP $1,549.99) which is compatible with 9mm MBX/STI 2011 magazines. The PRO9V1-G is also available in a California 2017 compliant version (MSRP $1,449.99). Read more

Browning Adds to the X-Bolt Rifle Line

Browning is expanding the bolt-action X-Bolt rifle line in 2017 with two new models and the addition of caliber choices in several existing models.

Browning’s new X-Bolt Medallion Safari Grade rifle features a deep polished blued fluted heavy sporter barrel with gold accented engraving. The polished blued steel receiver is also engraved. A gloss finish checkered Grade IV/V walnut stock is accented with a rosewood fore-end cap and pistol grip cap. Available in short action calibers from in .243 Win. to long action 375 H&H Mag., including the 6.5 Creedmoor. Suggested retail is $1,999.99- $2,049.99.

Another new addition to the X-Bolt line-up for 2017 is the Hell’s Canyon Long Range model. This rifle features a Cerakote Burnt Bronze finish on all exposed metal surfaces. The heavy sporter contour barrel is fluted. The composite stock has textured gripping surfaces, a palm swell and is covered in A-TACS AU Camo® with Dura-Touch Armor Coating. The X-Bolt Hell’s Canyon Long Range model is available in 6.5 Creedmoor with 22″ barrel, 270 WSM and 300 WSM with 23″ barrel, 26 Nosler, 7mm Rem. Mag., 28 Nosler and 300 Win. Mag. with 26″ barrel, the suggested retail is $1,229.99 – $1,299.99. Read more

Senators Introduce the Strongest Legislative Package of Sportsmen’s Priorities in Years

A package of bills just introduced has bipartisan support and will benefit habitat, access, and conservation funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Only hours ahead of their departure for the Fourth of July recess, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), and a bipartisan group of senators introduced S. 1514, a strong package of bills that would benefit fish and wildlife habitat nationwide, while funding critical watershed restoration efforts in the Mid-Atlantic and improving access for recreational shooters on public lands.

The legislation would include the following:

  • Reauthorize the North American Wetlands Conservation Act—a grant program through which each federal dollar invested is matched an average of three times over by non-federal dollars—at $50 million annually through 2022.
  • Authorize the National Fish Habitat Conservation Act, which was created to foster partnerships that improve conditions for fish species and enhance recreational fishing opportunities.
  • Reauthorize the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the nation’s largest conservation grant-maker.
  • Reauthorize Chesapeake Bay restoration program at $90 million per year through 2022.Senators Introduce the Strongest Legislative Package of Sportsmen’s Priorities in Years

“What makes this effort different from sportsmen’s packages of the more recent past is that, right from the outset, it deals with meaningful conservation priorities by reauthorizing and instituting programs that will actually enhance fish and wildlife populations, habitat, and access,” says Whit Fosburgh, president and CEO of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. “We applaud Sen. Barrasso, Sen. Cardin, Sen. Boozman, Sen. Klobuchar, Sen. Capito, and Sen. Baldwin for their leadership and recognition of what American hunters and anglers value.” Read more

Smith & Wesson Launches Summer Savings Rebate on Popular M&P Pistols

New Mail-in Rebate Program on M&P Pistols offers Personal Protection Accessories with Purchase

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today the start of the “M&P Summer Savings” mail-in rebate program, valid on popular M&P firearms, including M&P Shield® pistols. Consumers that purchase any new qualifying M&P Full-Size, Compact or M&P Shield pistol from July 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017 will be eligible to receive two (2) boxes of Hornady Critical Defense® ammunition, two (2) additional M&P magazines and a Caldwell® Mag Charger® Universal Pistol Loader, for a total MSRP value of $180. Consumers residing in Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. states with restrictions on magazine capacities and/or ammunition transfers will be eligible for a $75 mail-in cash rebate with the purchase of qualifying pistols. Read more

FN Announces Summer Consumer Promotion for FN 509 Pistols

Three Free Magazines with Purchases of New FN 509

McLean, VA – FN America, LLC announces the launch of a summer consumer promotion, offering three free magazines to customers who purchase any new FN 509 striker-fired pistol between July 1 and August 31, 2017. Customers residing in states that require limited capacity magazines will be eligible to receive 10-round capacity magazines whereas all other purchases are eligible to receive standard, 17-round capacity magazines.

“The FN 509 comes with two magazines, either in 10 or 17 rounds,” said Tom Scott, director of marketing for FN America, LLC. “This promotional offer will give our customers a total of five magazines, making it easier to participate in training courses that typically require five mags and ensuring that more time is spent shooting rather than loading mags on the range.”

The FN-exclusive magazine design features an all-metal magazine body with a polymer base pad, available in either a 10- or 17-round capacity. All magazines are coated with a proprietary compound that increases the longevity and durability of the magazines over time. Magazines retail for $49.00 for a total promotional value of $147.00. Read more

SIG SAUER® Introduces MCX VIRTUS

Advanced Modularity and Design Results in More than 500 Configurations

Newington, NH – SIG SAUER, Inc., The Complete Systems Provider™, unveils the MCX VIRTUS in 5.56 NATO and 300 BLK, a platform engineered and built to be the most adaptive, accurate and longest-lasting rifle available.

The original SIG MCX rifle, conceived for the demands of the Special Operations community, quickly became known in the firearms world because of its durable performance and end-user configurability. To enhance the design, SIG received feedback from Special Operations units throughout the world and made the most advanced rifle ever built, even better. The result is the MCX VIRTUS.

“SIG has supplied firearms to meet the unique demands of specialized units for decades,” said Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG SAUER. “Similar to the P320® pistol, the MCX VIRTUS was created to be the ultimate modular platform, a design that will change the demands of the modern rifle for years to come.”

In ancient Rome, “Virtus” stood for virtue, courage, bravery and excellence. The MCX VIRTUS embodies the spirit of the professional users who have depended on and continue to rely on the MCX in the field. The added features and enhancements of the MCX VIRTUS include increasing accuracy, delivering additional modularity and providing a service life of more than 20,000 rounds, all without a single part replacement. Between barrels, stocks, handguards and colors, the MCX VIRTUS can be configured over 500 different ways for any possible need or mission.

Available in Patrol, Pistol and SBR variants, in Stealth Gray or FDE color, the MCX VIRTUS utilizes the proven SIG SAUER short-stroke piston system and unique internal recoil system that eliminates the M4-style buffer tube. The result is a compact, light-recoiling platform that can be configured for any task.

Cold hammer-forged barrels, available in 9″, 11.5″ and 16″ lengths, feature an advanced interchangeable design and can be exchanged at the operator level. To increase accuracy, the barrels are of a heavier contour profile. Also assisting with accuracy is the new SIG Matchlite Duo trigger, a two-stage unit that provides the shooter with a crisp, clean feel. A new tapered bolt lug design results in smoother cycling and extends the bolt life. Capping off the upgrades are eight (8) new free-floating M-LOK handguards available in standard and suppressor-ready configurations. Read more

Air Armor Tech Introduces Inflatable Gun Cases

Air Armor Tech introduces a superior way to transport and protect your firearms in the harshest environments, while keeping them safe from bumps, drops, and damage…with AIR.

Much like the airbag in your vehicle that uses pressurized air to fill a bag to protect you, Air Armor Tech gun cases protect your shotgun, rifle and scope using air. Each case uses a premium, high-performance air bladder designed to encapsulate your firearm in a firm blanket of interconnected air chambers that work together to absorb shock energy from bumps and drops that often occur during transportation of a firearm. This innovative concept uses the same durable material and engineering that fighter pilots trust their lives with in the daily use of their G-suit and Life Preserving Unit (LPU)!

Made from a highly durable material, the air bladder inflates and deflates quickly with an easily accessible hide-away inflation/deflation port. When you get to your destination, you can quickly deflate the Air Armor Tech gun case, collapsing it down to 15% of its original size – that’s an 85% space savings – especially helpful if your destination is a small hunting cabin, tent, or boat. Read more

Heckler & Koch Launches “Summer Magazinepalooza”

Heckler & Koch announces the new promotion “Summer Magazinepalooza” starting July 1, 2017 and will continue through September 30, 2017. The $200 valued promotion offers 4 FREE magazines with any purchase of a NEW P30 or VP full size handgun. This promotion does not include the P30SK series or VP9SK.

“We are excited to offer the first time ever Summer Magazinepalooza to show our appreciation and provide a valuable incentive to our customers this summer,” said Mike Holley, VP Sales and Marketing.

Magazines must be redeemed by October 31, 2017. For more information or to redeem free magazines, visit: www.hk-usa.com/freemagazines. Read more

S&W Adds Flat Dark Earth and Gray Frame SD Pistol Models


Smith & Wesson® SD9™ and SD40™ Pistols Available in New FinishesSPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that it has expanded its line of Self Defense pistols to include Flat Dark Earth (FDE) and Gray frame finishes. The Smith & Wesson SD Series, chambered in 9mm and .40 S&W, offers a variety of features designed for home and personal defense applications, including a smooth, consistent trigger pull and lightweight polymer frame.

Jan Mladek, General Manager of Smith & Wesson® and M&P® Brands, said, “The Self Defense pistol series is designed for personal and home protection in a lightweight, reliable package and at a price point that offers a great value. We are excited to expand the popular Smith & Wesson SD pistol series in new color options that appeal to our consumers.”

The SD9 and SD40 pistols offer consumers a reliable, durable striker-fired pistol that features a solid, molded polymer frame designed for comfort and durability, as well as an ergonomic grip. The Self Defense pistol series comes standard with a white-dot front sight and a white two-dot rear sight, as well as an accessory rail for optional lights, lasers and rail-mounted accessories to aid in home and personal protection. Both the Flat Dark Earth and Gray frame finish SD Series pistols feature a stainless steel slide and barrel with a durable Armornite™ finish, providing increased corrosion resistance. Read more

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