Most Popular New Guns of 2010

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Well, the 2011 SHOT Show is closer than the 2010 Show, so I thought I would take a look at some of the most popular new guns of 2010.  Popularity was determined based on Google keyword searches and forum posts that I read.  So, yeah, this list is pretty arbitrary, but hey, it’s my list. […]

Is the .32 the New .380?

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Just a couple of years ago, the .380 ACP was a secondary cartridge: largely ignored by professional gun toters, eschewed in the press by gun experts, and not a big seller for dealers.  Now, it is the exact opposite thanks, in large part, to the Ruger LCP.  Since then, nearly every manufacturer introduced a .380 […]

Marlin 1894 CSS

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The Marlin Model 1894 CSS was a 2009 SHOT SHOW special exhibition, but the company received such positive feedback from SHOT SHOW attendees and gun enthusiasts alike that they decided to make it a part of their standard product line. The “CSS” stands for Cowboy Stainless Steel. The rifle comes chambered in .357 Mag./.38 Spl. […]

Kel-Tec PMR-30 in .22 Magnum

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Kel-Tec had the new PMR-30 on display at the 2010 SHOT Show.  The PMR-30 is a pistol designed around the .22 WMR (aka .22 Magnum) cartridge.  The double stack magazine holds 30 rounds of the mighty rimfire, hence the “-30″ designator in the name. Kel-Tec was not at the range for Media Day, so we […]

Dan Wesson Guardian 1911 Pistol

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CZ revamped the Dan Wesson 1911 line, and were showing off the new pistols at the 2010 SHOT Show.  The Dan Wesson Guardian was one example. The Guardian is a commander-sized 1911 pistol chambered in 9mm.  The forged alloy frame has a black “duty” finish, which is the same finish as what is on the […]

Taurus SLIM 708 in .380 ACP

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The Taurus SLIM 708 pistol in .380 ACP was one of two new SLIM pistols announced at the 2010 SHOT Show.  The Taurus SLIM 740 in .40 S&W was the other.  The Taurus 708 is modeled on the very popular 9mm SLIM introduced by Taurus in 2009. The 708 is a compact pistol that holds […]

Gen 4 Glock in .45

During the 2010 SHOT Show, I met with a Glock sales rep who told me about a unique Gen 4 Glock pistol being made in .45 GAP for the Florida Highway Patrol.  This pistol has not been announced, and may not even see regular production.  However, approximately 3000 are being made for FHP. Read the […]

Les Baer Boss .45 1911

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Inspired by the 1970 Boss 429 Mustang, Les Baer introduced the Boss .45 1911 pistol at the 2010 SHOT Show.  The new Boss 1911 is a good looking pistol, with some solid features from one of the best known 1911 builders in the USA. The Boss is based on Baer’s Premier II pistol, with added […]

Smith and Wesson Bodyguard 38

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The Smith and Wesson Bodyguard 38 is a new “hammerless” revolver like those found in the Centennial line.  Unlike those guns, the new Bodyguard 38 has a polymer frame and integral laser.  It is one of two new compact handguns called Bodyguard introduced by S&W at the 2010 SHOT Show. First, the basics, it is […]

Taurus Raging Judge Ultra-Lite

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In another evolution of the Judge line, Taurus introduced the Raging Judge Ultra-Lite revolver at the 2010 SHOT Show.  The Raging Judge Ultra-Lite is a seven-shot revolver that can shoot 2.5” and 3” .410 shotshell in addition to .45 Colt. The sights are fixed, with a fiber optic front and notch rear.  The barrel is […]

Taurus Raging Judge Magnum

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Taurus has moved the Judge line solidly into the “big boom” category with the introduction of the Raging Judge Magnum chambered in .454 Casull. This six-shot, big bore revolver can fire .454 Casull, .45 Colt and 2.5” and 3” .410 shotshells. Due to the power generated by the Casull cartridge, the cylinder has a double […]

Chiappa Rhino Revolvers

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Chiappa Firearms was showing off their new series of Rhino revolvers at the 2010 SHOT Show.  When you see the Rhino for the first time, you know that it is definitely a different revolver than what you have known previously. The Rhino’s barrel is at the bottom, no the top, of the frame.  The cartridge […]

Silver State Armory 6.8 SPC Ammunition

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Silver State Armory announced the production of three new 6.8 SPC loads: a plinking round, a tactical/law enforcement round and a specialized armor piercing (AP) round.  This collection of new 6.8 SPC rounds offer a broad range of options for different applications in a tactical situation. The tactical round uses an 85 grain Barnes TSX […]