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.

July 8 Gun News

Davidsons Beretta Neos purple

Here is some of today’s gun news… Purple Neos Davidson’s announced they are now shipping an exclusive purple and black Beretta U22 Neos pistol.  The new guns use purple inserts in the grip and an anodized purple finish on the gun’s top rail. I understand that purple is not for everyone, but expanding the firearms […]

Thursday’s Gun News

Desert Tech MDR-C

The new Micro Dynamic Rifle (MDR) from Desert Tech remains on track for delivery in 2015.  The company showed the multi-caliber, ambidextrous rifle at the 2014 SHOT Show (watch our video on the gun here), and has continued to develop the rifle. Right now, it looks like there will be two versions: the standard MDR […]

Industry News

GILBOA SNAKE

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. […]

Upgrades to the IZ132 Saiga Rifles

IZ-132 rifle

I just received an announcement from Concern Kalashnikov about a number of upgrades to the IZ132 rifle being sold in the United States. The standard IZ132 rifle is based on the AK-47 pattern rifle and is chambered for the 7.62×39 cartridge.  It is a semi-automatic rifle fed by detachable magazines.  The new upgrade will use […]

The New SureFire X400 Ultra WeaponLight – Laser

SureFire X400 Ultra weaponlight

SureFire announced the new X400 Ultra:  a white light, green laser combo unit for firearms. The light mounts to a standard Picatinny or accessory rail and puts out a maximum of 500 lumens. A momentary/constant-on switch allows the shooter to control the light with one finger.  Remote switches are also available from SureFire. The laser uses […]

Arsenal AR-M5FTB Assault Rifle

arsenal ar-m5ftb

Bulgarian arms manufacturer Arsenal showed the new AR-M5FTB assault rifle at the Eurosatory 2014 expo in Paris last week.  The rifle is an AK-style rifle with a forged & milled receiver that is chambered for the 5.56 NATO cartridge. The AR-M5FTB uses an adjustable buttstock with rubber pad and the handguard has four rails for adding various […]

Make Big Noise 2014

Make Big Noise 2014

I recently had the chance to attend the inaugural Make Big Noise firearms demonstration at the  G4S International Training facility in Shackleford, VA.  The event was organized by Laura Burgess Marketing.  Various writers from around the industry were invited to the facility and met with various manufacturer representatives.  There were classroom demonstrations and range time.

New Faxon ARAK-21 XRS Rifle

Faxon arak-21 rifle

Faxon Firearms announced the new ARAK-21 XRS complete rifle.  The new rifles are designed around the company’s innovative ARAK-21 uppers that blend some of the best elements of the AR-15 and AK-47 rifles.  Prior to now, shooters could only buy an ARAK-21 upper and mount it on their own AR lower. The rifles use a […]

The New ATI AR-15 Pistol

ATI Omni-Hybrid AR-15 Pistol

American Tactical Imports (ATI) is now selling an AR-15 pistol based on the company’s Omni-Hybrid lower.  The gun is chambered in 5.56 NATO and weighs a mere 4.75 pounds. ATI introduced the Omni polymer lowers in mid-2012 (read my review of them here) and later updated the receivers with a metal insert for high stress […]

IWI Introduces .338 Sniper Rifle

IWI DAN sniper rifle

Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) announced the production of a new sniper rifle called the DAN.  The DAN rifle is the company’s first bolt-action gun and was developed with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).  It is chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum.

“No Safety” Smith & Wesson Shield a Reality

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Smith & Wesson has announced the introduction of a new M&P Shield without a thumb safety.  The guns are in production now, and the first guns should start shipping next week.  The new Shield variants will be available in both 9mm and .40 S&W.  Other than the deleted safety, the guns will be identical to […]

New Cartridge: 45 RAPTOR

size of Raptor cartridge

Imagine a .460 S&W Magnum in a semi-automatic rifle.  Now take a look at the very real 45 RAPTOR. The new cartridge is essentially a rimless .460 S&W Magnum load.  It offers serious thump for hunting hogs and other game, while fitting a standard AR-10 rifle.  The rimless design matches the specifications of the .308 […]