Colt Announces Series 70 Competition Pistol™ Line

WEST HARTFORD, CT – Colt is excited to announce an update to the incredibly popular Colt Competition Pistol™ line. All models, which were originally offered with Colt’s Series 80™ firing system, will now feature Colt’s Series 70™ firing system. This change comes at no added cost to the consumer; the pistol will continue to be priced starting at $899 for blued and $999 for stainless steel.

“The Series 70™ firing system has long been associated with Colt’s heritage as a top manufacturer of competition-grade firearms,” said Mark Redl, Product Manager and Pro Shooter for Colt. “As we look forward and build more value for shooters into our Competition Pistol™ line, we also seek to pay tribute to that storied heritage. For weekend competitors and those looking to improve their action pistol shooting game, this race ready pistol, which was already an excellent value, has just become even more desirable.”

Colt is pursuing yet another class of competitive shooter now with this recent change. All the great features that have made the Competition Pistol™ Colt’s number one selling handgun remain the same. Whether they prefer stainless or blued finish, competitors who are preparing for their next match can pick up a Series 70™ Colt Competition Pistol™ and shoot the match right out of the box. Featuring the same Novak adjustable rear sight and fiber optic front sight for easy target acquisition, competition ergonomics, Colt branded blue G10 grips, and Colt’s Dual Spring Recoil System™ to ease recoil and keep shots on-target, the Colt Competition Pistol™ continues to be one of the best values in firearms today.
The blued Colt Competition Pistol™ in .45 ACP or 9mm has an MSRP of $899, while the stainless steel model in .45 ACP or 9mm has an MSRP of $999. The Colt Competition Pistol™ is also available in .38 Super in both finishes; $949 for the blued model and $1,049 for the stainless steel model. Read more

Last day to apply for Michigan bear and elk licenses is June 1

Haven’t bought your bear and elk application yet? It’s not too late – you can still purchase your $5 application anywhere DNR licenses are sold or online at E-License.

Have questions? Get answers! Watch the frequently asked questions videos below or give us a call; we’d love to help. Visit for more information or call 517-284-WILD (9453).


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Michigan bass anglers ready for the weekend

Bass fishing has a long history with sport anglers in Michigan

The Saturday before Memorial Day is especially significant to two groups of bass anglers – those who fish tournaments and those who like to eat bass.

That’s because anglers can now fish for both species of bass – largemouth and smallmouth — year-round in Michigan, as long as they release them immediately, until the “possession season” arrives later this summer. Read more

Canik Pistols Now Shipping

Delray Beach, Fla. –– Century Arms, the exclusive importer of Canik handguns and accessories, is now shipping a new model in the TP9 series of handguns, a double action / single action polymer 9mm pistol, the TP9DA. The TP9DA is the highly anticipated Canik pistol designed to give shooters the ability to carry a DA/SA style trigger in a modern polymer frame.

“The TP9DA was designed to meet the needs of those carrying everyday for personal defense, law enforcement and competition”, said William Sucher, Century’s Vice President. “We are excited to be able to offer yet another reliable, accurate, and affordable Canik pistol to the U.S. market”. Read more

State record for bigmouth buffalo broken by same angler nearly nine years later

Roy Beasley holding new state record bigmouth buffaloThe Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently confirmed a new state-record fish for bigmouth buffalo. This marks the first state-record fish caught in 2017 – and it was caught by an angler who held the previous state record for bigmouth buffalo from 2008.The new record fish was caught by Roy Beasley of Madison Heights, Michigan, in the River Raisin (Monroe County) Saturday, May 13, at 11 a.m. Beasley was bowfishing. The fish weighed 27 pounds and measured 35.25 inches. Read more

Federal Premium Introduces Gold Medal Berger

ANOKA, Minnesota –– Federal Premium Ammunition is proud to announce its new Gold Medal Berger, which combines the most sought-after bullets on the Precision Rifle Series with the industry’s most trusted factory ammunition. Shipments are currently being delivered to dealers.New Gold Medal Berger loads feature an advanced boat-tail bullet with a high ballistic coefficient to provide the flattest trajectories, less wind drift and surgical long-range accuracy.

To get the most performance out of the bullet designs, these new loads use Gold Medal match primers, Federal brass and specially formulated propellant, and they adhere to Federal Premium’s strictest specifications for accuracy, pressure and velocity.

Features & Benefits
· Berger Juggernaut OTM, Hybrid OTM or BT Target bullet design, depending on caliber

· Most popular bullets at Precision Rifle Series events

· Extremely high ballistic coefficient

· Less wind drift and drop

· World-class long-range accuracy

· Gold Medal match primer

· Loaded to Federal Premium’s tightest specifications

Part No. / Description / MSRP
GM223BH73 / 223 Rem. 73-grain Berger BT Target / $32.95
GM65GDLBH130 / 6.5 Grendel 130-grain Berger Hybrid OTM / $34.95
GM65CRDBH130 / 6.5 Creedmoor 130-grain Hybrid OTM / $34.95
GM308BH185 / 308 Win. 185-grain Berger Juggernaut OTM / $34.95 Read more

MI DNR reminds drone operators of wildfire flight restrictions

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is reminding drone, and other unmanned aircraft system, operators that state laws restrict drone use at the scenes of wildfires in Michigan.

Michigan’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act prohibits an individual from knowingly or intentionally operating a drone or other unmanned aircraft in a manner that interferes with the official duties of firefighters, police, paramedics or search and rescue personnel.

“When a drone is in the air at a wildfire, it poses a safety hazard to our pilots and firefighters, which could require us to ground our spotter planes and fire suppression aircraft,” said Kevin Jacobs, DNR aviation manager. “This can prolong the amount of time it takes to put the fire out, hampers the ability of firefighters to protect lives, property and other resources, while also jeopardizing the safety of fire crews battling the fire on the ground.” Read more

B&T USA SPR300 Available in U.S.

B&T USA Announces U.S. Availability Of The Ultra Accurate,
Ultra Quiet SPR300 Bolt Action Rifle.Tampa, FL – Following successful new product introductions at SHOT Show 2017, B&T USA announces the availability of its ultra accurate and concealable Swiss designed and built SPR300 (Special Purpose Rifle) to both law enforcement and commercial customers in the United States. Designed for maximum accuracy up to 165 yards, the SPR300 is not only one of the quietest full-length bolt action rifles available today, but the rifle can be broken down for discreet carry and quickly reassembled without loss of zero.

The SPR300, chambered for both .300 Whisper and .300 BLK, features a folding fully adjustable stock, extended top rail, quick detachable bipod, and an integrated suppressor. Unique to the SPR300 is the integrated B&T suppressor that reduces subsonic noise to 121dB with no flash at all. The suppressor can be removed from the barrel and reinstalled without losing zero. Read more

Hillsdale College Hosts Kim Rhode

Rhode visited with Hillsdale College Shooting Sports Team and toured the College’s Shooting Sports Education CenterRhode is the first Summer Olympian to win an individual medal at six consecutive Summer Games

HILLSDALE, Mich. – Six-time Olympic medalist and USA Shooting Team member Kim Rhode visited Hillsdale College on May 11. Rhode, the first summer Olympian to win six medals in six consecutive Olympic Games, met with Hillsdale’s national championship-winning shotgun team.

Hillsdale College’s Shooting Sports Team, which has won the last four Division III national titles in clay target shooting, performed a demonstration at the John A. Halter Shooting Sports Education Center, during which Rhode offered pointers and advice on shooting and the perseverance needed to achieve your dreams.

“Hillsdale is a fantastic place where everyone is likeminded—very much about the Constitution, very much about the Second Amendment and shooting and heritage sports,” said Rhode. “It’s a wonderful place for kids to go to college, learn about all of those things, and better themselves.”

Rhode began her competitive career at the age of 10 and is now the most successful Olympic female shooter in history, amassing 14 national championship gold medals and 35 international medals.

Hillsdale’s John A. Halter Shooting Sports Education Center is a 113-acre, state-of-the-art facility located five miles from campus. The Halter Center aims to cultivate an appreciation and increased understanding of shooting, introduce new people to the sport, and serve as a platform for courses at Hillsdale. Read more

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