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 […]

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 […]

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.

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. […]

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.

Miller Precision Arms MPA300 Guardian

MPA300

Miller Precision Arms was showing off their MPA300 Guardian at the SHOT Show Media Day this year.  According to MPA, the Guardian is the first, “and only”, .300 Win Mag to reach the market in a truly AR platform.  The show model was set out in a nice personalized hard cover rifle case, complete with […]

Various New Guns and Gear

Alliant Powder

As we get close to the end of 2013, manufacturers are starting to announce new products.  Also, with the SHOT Show being so close, a lot of rumors are starting to really heat up.  So, here are a few of the new guns and other gear we know (or suspect) are rolling out… FN SCAR-P […]

New Guns and Gear for 2014

Federal Fresh Fire

Here are some of the new product introductions for late 2013, early 2014.  I expect to see all of these at the SHOT Show, if not before. Federal Fresh Fire .22 LR Ammo Federal Ammunition is now offering Fresh Fire packs of .22 LR ammo.  These round cans of rimfire ammo are nitrogen-sealed and designed […]

Magpul iPhone 5 Case: A quick Review

Magpul iPhone 5 Case photo

I picked up a Magpul iPhone 5 case in OD green about a month ago after my OtterBox was no longer serviceable.  The case is made of a textured plastic that snaps over the back and sides of the iPhone.  It has the distinctive Magpul logo and waffle grip pattern on the case. There are […]