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Taurus 905 review

In the days and weeks after the SHOT Show, things in the gun industry can seemingly calm down. While there have not been any major gun announcements (save one…), that doesn’t mean I’ve been just sitting around waiting for spring to show up. Quite the contrary. I’ve managed to secure some information about new products […]

Escort Raider Shotgun

Escort Raider

The Escort Raider is one of the shotguns introduced this year by Turkish manufacturer Hatsan Arms Company. Much like the Diamond SWAT 12 shotgun I previously discussed, the new Raider is a box magazine fed, semi-automatic scattergun. Unlike the Diamond-manufactured gun, Escort firearms are already imported into the United States by Legacy Sports, so I […]

Diamond SWAT 12 Shotgun

Diamond SWAT 12 shotgun

Turkish manufacturer Matsan A.S. showed off the new Diamond SWAT 12 shotgun at the IWA Outdoor Classics exposition in Germany. Quite a few Turkish shotguns come into the US market through various distributors, and in some cases, branded with a US manufacturer’s name. So, I suspect that we will see these in this country – […]

Safariland 578 Pro-Fit Holster Review

Safariland 578 Holster

A giant box of unused holsters. That’s what a lot of people have in their garage or basement. Rigs in leather, Kydex and soft nylon that didn’t quite fit or maybe did not hold the gun well enough to be used. Some of them were tossed aside because they simply were not comfortable. What if […]

Tromix Siamese M16: Twin Barrels, Full Auto

Tromix Siamese M16

Looking for a good time? Tromix Lead Delivery Systems can usually deliver. The company is often experimenting with gun projects that just plain look fun. The latest creation is called the Siamese M16. Make sure you check out the videos further down in this article.

Savage Arms A17: Semi-Auto 17 HMR Rifle

Savage A17

At the recent SHOT Show, Savage Arms announced a new semi-automatic rifle chambered for the .17 HMR round. The new Savage A17 rifle was specifically designed for the .17 HMR, so it is expected to avoid the problems that Remington experienced with the 597 rifles. Let’s take a look at the new A17 rifles…

Bushmaster C-22 Rifle

Bushmaster C-22 rifle

Bushmaster introduced a new .22 LR rifle at the 2015 SHOT Show called the C-22. Fortunately for shooters, the gun mirrors the controls of a standard AR-15, works with other .223 AR uppers and is reasonably priced. Additionally, Bushmaster offers the rifle with a .223/5.56 upper in a single package. Let’s take a look at […]

Convertible Taurus 85

Convertible Taurus 85 Revolver

Taurus was showing a new convertible revolver at the 2015 SHOT Show. The new version of the classic Model 85 has a thumb spur that (intentionally) twists on and off. The concept, as explained to me by a Taurus rep, is the revolver can be made “hammerless” for concealed carry but revert back to a […]

Salvo 12 Suppressor for Saiga

Saiga-12 suppressor

SilencerCo is now selling an adapter for the Salvo 12 suppressor to be used on the Saiga 12 shotgun. The choke mount adapter is 7876 rubles ($120 US). [Ed. note: With the current state of the ruble, this is subject to frequent, unpredictable fluctuation.]

Streamlight ProTac 1AA Flashlight Review

Streamlight ProTac 1AA flashlight

Small, lightweight and reliable – what else would one want from a ‘carry everywhere’ flashlight? That’s just what you get from Streamlight in the ProTac 1AA. In this review, I take a look at one of the smaller lights in the Streamlight catalog. Does it have a role in your self-defense needs? How does it […]

Angstadt Arms 9mm SBR and Pistol

Angstadt Arms 9mm

Angstadt Arms made an appearance at the 2015 SHOT Show with their new 9mm pistols and SBRs. I had a chance to handle them and was impressed by the feel, finish and balance of the guns. Here is a little about the guns and my observations…

American Tactical Imports Polymer 1911

ATI polymer 1911

At the 2015 SHOT Show, American Tactical Imports (ATI) is now showing a prototype polymer 1911 pistol. This is the same gun that I first brought news of from the 2014 NASGW expo. The new guns are still in a prototype form, but I have been able to get some of the information about what […]

Kel-Tec SUB-2000 Gen2 – New Version of the Popular Rifle

Kel-Tec SUB-2000 Gen 2

At the 2015 SHOT Show, Kel-Tec introduced their new pistol caliber rifle: the SUB-2000 Gen 2. The original SUB-2000 has been a very popular folding carbine, and one of the company’s better known products. However, based on the feedback provided by thousands of shooters, Kel-Tec decided to enhance the classic gun and release it as […]