New ArmaLite Guns, Hornady Ammo, More…

new Armalite M-15 rifle

Today was the first day of the NASGW show in Little Rock, Arkansas. I’ve had the chance to handle and see a lot of new gear including: ArmaLite’s redesigned AR-10 and M-15 rifles the new ArmaLite pistols a bunch of new ammo and other products from Hornady new loads from Liberty Ammunition (10mm and more!) […]

NASGW Expo – New Guns & Gear Next Week

2012 SHOT SHOW

The NASGW Expo starts on Wednesday, and I will be there covering the event. You can follow all of the new gun announcements on a special news page we’ve set up here. That page will be updated throughout the day Wednesday – Friday while we are on the show floor, so check back often.

Wednesday’s Gun News

Grand Power

With the approach of the NASGW Expo, a number of manufacturers in the firearms industry are spooling up the PR machines for new product announcements. Here are a few of the new items that have landed in my e-mail box the past few days… Grand Power Pistols Now Imported into US by Eagle Imports Eagle […]

Civil Defense Ammo Review Posted

Civil Defense ammo in Glock 19

Looking for high velocity ammo for your self-defense handgun? Liberty Ammunition might have what you are looking for with the Civil Defense line. Would you believe I clocked a 9mm JHP at more than 2,100 fps? How about .45 ACP rounds running at more than 1,900 fps? I don’t know if the ammo is right […]

The New Ruger AR-15

  Sturm, Ruger & Co. announced a new direct impingement AR-15 called the AR-556. The rifle is a traditional MSR with a few very nice features like a milled A2 front sight post with a built-in QD attachment point. The street price will be less than $700 on these rifles. Click here to get all […]

VP9 Review is Up

HK VP9 review

Click here to read my review of the VP9 pistol from HK.

MGI Vipera Pistol

Hydra Vipera

MG Industries (MGI) introduced the new Vipera pistol this morning. The MGI Vipera is an AR-style pistol that uses the company’s patented technology to allow a shooter to change calibers – and magazine types – quickly. The base Vipera is chambered in 7.62×39 and takes standard AK magazines. However, the gun retains the same basic operation […]

Streamlight ProTac HL 3 Review

Streamlight ProTac HL 3 Review

For those that have a flashlight fascination (like me,) I’ve posted a review of the ProTac HL 3 flashlight from Streamlight. This is a CR123A-powered flashlight putting out 1,100 lumens and 36,000 candela. I do a drop test, submersion test and more. The review is a lot longer than the reviews in the past – […]

New Smith & Wesson M&P 22 Compact

S&W M&P 22 Compact

Smith & Wesson officially introduced the M&P 22 Compact pistol this morning. The new rimfire handgun is similar to the original M&P 22, but about 15% smaller. It is chambered in .22 LR. The new gun makes fun “funner” according to S&W.

HPR Black Ops Ammunition

HPR Black-Ops Ammo 45 ACP

Using lighter-than-typical bullets, the new HPR Black Ops ammunition promises to deliver superior accuracy and “unparalleled takedown force.” Initially, the Black Ops ammo will be offered in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. Another load in .223 Rem is said to be available soon. According to HPR, the bullets used in the new ammo are […]

New MultiCam Patterns at Tru-Spec

MultiCam arid

Tru-Spec is now offering MultiCam Tropic and MultiCam Arid patterns for their line of uniforms and other clothing.  The Tropic pattern is designed for jungle and other locations with lush, green vegetation that is largely unaffected by colder temperatures.  The Arid, as you might suspect, is better suited for desert environments. The standard MultiCam pattern […]

Recent Gun News

Tavor RS rifle

In current gun news… IWI US is now selling a state compliant version of the TAVOR in Massachusetts, Maryland and New Jersey.  The new guns have an 18″ barrel, permanent 2″ muzzle break, an OAL of 30″ and a 10-round magazine.  It has a full length Picatinny rail for adding optics and spring-loaded back up […]

S&W Revamps Bodyguard Line

S&W BODYGUARD CT380

Smith & Wesson announced a revision to the Bodyguard 38 revolver and Bodyguard 380 pistol.  The new guns have eliminated the Insight Technology laser and have replaced them with integral units from Crimson Trace.  The new guns will be branded with the M&P logo, and are now included as members of that line of handguns.