News and information from around the firearms industry…
Gilboa Snake – A civilian legal version of the double-barrel AR-15 called the Snake is in development now. This gun will have two triggers so that each action is independently controlled. This is (presumably) done to avoid any problems with the BATFE and the National Firearms Act. Currently, the company is expecting to have a limited quantity available in the fall of 2014.
Polymer Rhino – As previously reported, Chiappa is expanding the line of Rhino revolvers to include one with a polymer frame. The new Polylite 20DS revolver should be available in the United States in September 2014. The gun is chambered for the .38 Special , though it is not clear if it will be rated for +P loads. The barrel is 2″ long and the unloaded weight of the gun is about 19 ounces. Like the other Rhino revolvers, this gun shoots from the 6 o’clock position. More information and photos of the Chiappa Polylite can be found here.
TRUGLO TFO Sights for 1911 – TRUGLO announced they are now selling Novak sites for the 1911 using the company’s tritium-fiber optic (TFO) technology. TRUGLO has been selling TFO sights for years, and I have found them to be very bright in all lighting conditions.
Powder Keg Precision Steel Match – DesertTech is hosting a precision rifle match on July 12 at the company’s training facility in Plymouth, Utah. Shooting distances run from 25 yards to 1,200 yards. All stages are timed. $30 gets you in and feeds you lunch. Prizes include an 8 pound keg of Hodgdon 4350 powder. For information, give them a call at (801) 975-7272, extension 301.