SureFire UDR Dominator: 2,400 Lumens

SureFire UDR Dominator

With enough blinding power to peel the rotting flesh from the walking dead, the new UDR Dominator from SureFire throws 2,400 lumens of light. But, at what price does this power come? According to the manufacturer, this handheld flashlight is the first LED-based torch to produce this much output before. But raw light output alone […]

CMMG Mk47 Mutant Rifles

CMMG Mk47 AKM Action

CMMG announced three new rifles in the newly introduced Mk47 line: the Mk47 Mutant T, Mutant AKM and Mutant AKM2. These are AR-style rifles chambered for the 7.62×39 that accept standard AK-47 magazines. The base model is the Mutant T, while the AKM and AKM2 offer varying upgrades. Let’s run down the basics of these […]

Smith & Wesson Acquires Battenfeld Technologies

Smith & Wesson Logo

In a $130.5 million deal, Smith & Wesson Holdings is acquiring shooting accessory company Battenfeld Technologies according to a press release issued this morning. This move will give S&W a huge foot in the accessory market, an area that they have not strongly pursued in the past. Missouri-based Battenfeld Technologies owns a number of popular brands […]

Bersa BP380CC

Bersa BP380CC review

Expanding on the popular concealed carry line of handguns, Bersa introduced the BP380CC pistol. This semi-automatic handgun is a single-stack pistol chambered for the .380 ACP cartridge. Standard magazines hold 8 rounds plus one in the chamber. I own a BP9CC, which is essentially the same gun in 9mm. (You can read my review here.) […]

New EOTech 518 Holographic Weapon Sight

EOTech 518

EOTech announced a new holographic weapon site called the 518. The EOTech 518 is an evolutionary advancement of the highly popular model 512 that is found on many AR-15 rifles. The 518 uses AA batteries – alkaline or lithium – and quickly attaches to the Picatinny rail on any AR receiver. Alkaline batteries will power […]

Taurus Curve – Another Oddball Pistol

Taurus Curve side

  The Taurus Curve is the latest new pistol from our Brazilian friends. Taurus International is now making a pistol that is designed to be carried for self-defense, but could be one of the more difficult designs to shoot. What makes this pistol different from other designs is that the polymer frame is curved – […]

All New ArmaLite M-15 Line

M-15 rifles at NASGW

ArmaLite is introducing an all new M-15 line of rifles and pistols for 2015 according to the representatives I met at the recent NASGW Show. The new guns cover everything from tactical to competition with plenty of fun stuff in between. While the guns are in the AR-style, these are a significant departure from the […]

$19k Double Barrel Pistol Set

Arsenal af2011 kit

If you are looking for the quickest way to burn money in today’s handgun market, you may want to take a look at the special Arsenal Firearms AF-2011 kit being offered by the International Firearms Corporation. The base AF-2011 pistol is a double barrel 1911-style pistol chambered in either .45 ACP or .38 Super. These […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]