Traditions™ Firearms Now Shipping New Single Action Revolver Models

Old Saybrook, CT– Traditions™ Performance Firearms is pleased to announce several new models in their popular Single Action Revolver Series are now in stock and currently shipping. Please contact your sales rep, distributor or Traditions™ for more information on availability and to place an order.

These models include the new Liberty model with white PVC grip and blued barrel, new Engraved Nickel models with a nickel finish and walnut grips, and reproductions of models used by Bill Tilghman who was a career lawman and gunfighter. All models have engraving, are available in .357MAG or 45LC, and have a 4.75″ barrel. MSRP Ranges from $624-659. Read more

Online Video Shows Strategies for Hunting Quiet Gobblers, New Food Plots Techniques

Watch the newest video on GrowingDeer.tv for turkey hunting strategies in the late season when gobblers get quiet! Plus, find out how the Steel Buffalo (roller crimper) can help lead to food plot success. It’s the first step for better soils/food plots without fertilizer. Click here to watch the hunt or visit www.GrowingDeer.tv today!

About GrowingDeer.tv: a popular on-demand web series that shares current information about deer hunting and deer management. The videos focus on what the GrowingDeer team of experienced hunters and deer managers are doing in the field week to week: action packed hunts, proven hunting strategies, habitat management, food plots, trail camera techniques and the gear it takes to get it all done. A new episode is released every Monday, 52 weeks a year with no repeats. Videos are available for viewing anytime at www.GrowingDeer.tv. The site automatically converts for mobile viewing or the shows may be shared and embedded with the link supplied on the player. Social media users may join the conversation with the GrowingDeer.tv team on Facebook and @GrowingDeer on Twitter. Also follow the team on Instagram (http://instagram.com/growingdeertv) and Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/Growingdeertv/)! Read more

Anglers who report marked and tagged fish provide DNR with critical information

Anglers who catch a fish missing its adipose fin (as diagrammed here) are encouraged to report it to the Michigan DNR

Chinook salmon with adipose fin pointed out

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources again this year is encouraging Great Lakes anglers who catch marked and tagged fish to report them. The DNR has used the coded-wire tag program to mass mark various fish species in Michigan since the 1980s. Mass marking provides critical data as fisheries biologists look to determine the value of naturally reproduced fish versus stocked fish, and lakewide movement of fish.

The coded-wire tag program involves implanting a small, coded-wire tag, which is invisible to the naked eye, into the snout of a fish. A fish containing a coded-wire tag can be identified because its adipose fin (the small, fleshy fin between the dorsal and tail fins) has been removed. An angler who catch a tagged fish then can record needed information about the fish, remove and freeze the fish’s snout, and drop it off at a designated location.A statewide list of dropoff locations can be found on the DNR website.

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Sightmark ReadyFire G6 Laser


Sightmark ReadyFire G6: Acquire targets with laser speed!(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – When low light conditions hinder your close- to mid-range shooting, Sightmark’s new ReadyFire G6 Laser Sight (SM25008) allows for lightning-quick target acquisition. Ideal for tactical, home defense and hunting applications, the ReadyFire G6 easily mounts to any firearm with weaver/picatinny attachments.

The Sightmark ReadyFire G6 delivers an ultra-bright, 515nm 5mW green laser able to be seen 50 yards during the day and an impressive 300 yards at night. This ergonomic laser features a low-profile design and finger adjustable clicks for incredibly quick and easy adjustments. Perfect for the AR-15 and MSR platforms, the ReadyFire G6 allows users to choose between push button and pressure pad operation. Read more

Federal Premium Introduces Hi-Bird Upland Shotshells


Federal Premium Ammunition is proud to announce its new Hi-Bird shotshell, which combines speed, hard-hitting pellets and a specialized wad to fold the highest doves, crows and pigeons, as well as pheasants and the most challenging upland birds. Shipments are currently being delivered to dealers.The powerful Hi-Bird load’s two-piece wad features SoftCell technology to decrease perceived recoil and produce more consistent long-range patterns. Plus, its lead shot is engineered for the optimum blend of hardness and density. The result is dense long-range patterns with more energy.

Features & Benefits
• High-power 12-gauge loads maximize long-range lethality on pigeons, doves and upland game
• Two-piece wad features SoftCell technology to decrease perceived recoil and produce better, more consistent long-range patterns
• Lead shot is engineered for the optimum blend of hardness and density for even patterns and more downrange energy
• Perfect for the field or competition

Part No. / Description / MSRP
HVF12H 6 / 12 gauge, 2 ¾-inch, 1 1/4-ounce, 6 shot, 1,330 fps, Hi-Bird / $12.95
HVF12H 7.5 / 12 gauge, 2 ¾-inch, 1 1/4-ounce, 7.5 shot, 1,330 fps, Hi-Bird / $12.95
HVF12 6 / 12 gauge, 2 ¾-inch, 1 1/8-ounce, 6 shot, 1,275 fps, Hi-Bird / $10.95
HVF12 7.5 / 12 gauge, 2 ¾-inch, 1 1/8-ounce, 7.5 shot, 1,275 fps, Hi-Bird / $10.95
HVF12 8 / 12 gauge, 2 ¾-inch, 1 1/8-ounce, 8 shot, 1,275 fps, Hi-Bird / $10.95 Read more

Quantum Lite Thermal Monoculars Heat Up Outdoor Pursuits

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Launched at the 2017 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Pulsar’s Quantum Lite Thermal Monoculars are guaranteed to turn the heat up on your surveillance and outdoor adventures with premium, feature-rich, high-tech optics.

With ultra-easy user interface, blazing two-second startup time, seven color display mode options including “white hot” and “black hot”, brightness and contrast adjustability, three operation modes, three calibration modes, defective pixel repair, variable magnification, stadiametric rangefinding technology, ergonomic button layout, video-out recording, and long-range heat signature detection, Quantum Lite Thermal Monoculars are the perfect advanced optic solution for hunting, surveillance, search and rescue, wildlife observation, game recovery, boating and even indoor or outdoor troubleshooting. Read more

Steiner eOptics Releases DBAL-A4 v2

Steiner eOptics is celebrating the release of its DBAL-A4® v2 at the 2017 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) being held in Tampa, Florida.

May 12, 2017—As a leader in laser aiming solutions for the soldier, Steiner eOptics is celebrating the release of its DBAL-A4® v2 at the 2017 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) being held in Tampa, Fla. Steiner will feature its products in booth #236, as part of Beretta Defense Technologies.

The release of the DBAL-A4® v2 marks a milestone in the continued design, development and manufacturing of Laser Aiming Solutions provided by Steiner eOptics. The DBAL-A4® v2 provides the complete functionality of Steiner eOptics’ DBAL-A3 and MK4 Battle Light in one compact unit. The DBAL-A4® v2 combines a visible laser pointer, an infrared laser pointer, a long-range as well as a second short-range, wide field-of-view infrared illuminator, and a white light illuminator into one integrated, all-aluminum package. The DBAL-A4® v2 was designed by Steiner eOptics’ engineering team in Vermont and built in its new 50,000 square foot facility in Ohio. Read more

STI Costa Carry Comp Pistol


STI International has teamed up with self-defense and weapons training expert Chris Costa to design the new Costa series of pistols.The Costa Carry Comp features an island sight, which is attached to the barrel instead of the slide, with the compensator ahead of the front sight. This technology reduces muzzle jump, making it easy to stay focused on the front sight for follow up shots. The compensator reduces recoil by 63% and the gun uses the STI Recoil Master dual spring system to reduce recoil even further, making the Costa Carry Comp one of the smoothest shooting pistols on the market.

The STI Costa Carry Comp is available in both 9mm and .45 ACP in the STI exclusive 2011® platform, which provides higher round capacity. The Modular design of the 2011 transfers recoil along a flatter plain for better control and faster follow up shots. The barrel is 4.15 inches (5.1 inches including the Island Comp) and the gun has a black Diamond Like Carbon finish with tan TreeBark stippled grips and a Picatinny under-rail to mount accessories. Sights are a fixed ledge rear with a fiber optic front. Two magazines are included, both 126mm and 140mm.

The Costa Carry Comp sells for an MSRP of $3,699. Read more

Audubon Great Lakes unveils MI Birds Facebook page

Did you know that the ruffed grouse, which inhabits Michigan’s northern forests, drums so deeply that people often feel its sound rather than hear it? Or that great horned owls begin laying eggs during January’s subzero temperatures – often incubating while snow accumulates on their backs? Or how about the 12,000 individual tundra swans that spend each spring and fall in the Saginaw Bay region while en route between the Arctic and the Carolina coast? Learn about these species and many more by joining the new MI Birds Facebook page. Read more

Sightmark Unveils 10th Anniversary Ultra Shot Plus

Sightmark is proud to unveil the Limited Edition 10th Anniversary Ultra Shot Plus Reflex Sight! The 10th Anniversary Ultra Shot (SM26014) not only commemorates Sightmark’s important milestone, it embodies the brand’s cornerstones of commitment: performance, innovation, a lifetime warranty and world-class customer service.

A full decade after pioneering into tactical territory, Sightmark continues to cater to demanding protection and defense advocates, precision marksmen, fist-full-of-dirt hunters, competitive shooters and recreational plinkers at all experience levels, on six continents without compromising core principles. Read more

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