Caracal’s New Product Line

Caracal

Caracal appears to have shaken up the entire product line.  Some guns are out, while other new guns are now being shown.  Here is a quick break down of all of the changes, along with links to detailed information on each of the new guns. In the handgun category, the old “F” and “C” pistols […]

Smith & Wesson: Guns & Profit

Smith Wesson Logo

Getting rid of Walther, grabbing market share and selling to the professional market all contributed to increased sales and gross profit for Smith & Wesson in the quarter ending August 31, 2013 according to company officials. For consumers, the best news might have been the company’s focus to eliminate the order backlog and the goal […]

Springfield Armory XDS Recall

Springfield XDS 9mm review

Springfield Armory issued a recall on XDS 9mm and XDS .45 ACP pistols.  The recall was issued due to a problem that: …under exceptionally rare circumstances, some 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm and .45ACP caliber pistols could experience an unintended discharge during the loading process when the slide is released, or could experience a double-fire when the […]

Will Colt Abandon Florida Manufacturing Facility?

Colt Florida manufacturing

When Colt’s Manufacturing Company signed a deal in 2011 with Osceola County, FL to open a “regional headquarters and product manufacturing center,” it was reported the company would employ more than 60 people at that site.  But, more than halfway through 2013, the facility still stands empty. According to news reports, Colt’s Manufacturing has yet […]

New Magpul Suit Over Counterfeiting

Magpul MBUS Pro sights

Magpul filed suit last week alleging the trafficking of counterfeit products.  According to the allegations in the complaint filed on August 8 in the US District Court, Northern District of Florida, a subject named Matthew Gottlieb, a business named Rudy’s RA1 Accessories and an unknown number of John Does sold counterfeit Magpul MBUS Pro sights. […]

Info on Ruger’s New Plant and New Guns

Ruger Plant Expansion

Ruger’s CEO, Michael Fifer, gave additional details today about the company’s pending purchase of a third manufacturing plant, and perhaps provided some insight into what new guns will be made there. The comments were made by Fifer during Ruger’s Q2 2013 earnings conference call. The Mayodan facility is “ideally suited for what we want to […]

Ruger Posts 79% Earnings Increase

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Sturm, Ruger & Company announced net sales of nearly $180 million for the quarter ending June 30, which represents an earnings increase of 79% compared to the same quarter in 2012.  The company reported fully diluted earnings of $1.63/share compared to 91¢/share for the same quarter last year. From January 1 – June 29, 2013, […]

Magpul Sues ProMag, Plinker Tactical, Others

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Magpul Industries filed four lawsuits in US District Court of Colorado claiming patent infringement. The lawsuits, filed on July 25, name the defendants as Big Rock Sports (dba Swamp Fox Combat Gear), Brookshire Tool and Mfg. Company Inc. (dba ProMag Industries), Cole Industries and Plinker Arms (dba Plinker Tactical).  Magpul claims the lawsuits are “…the largest […]

Ruger Opening Third Plant in NC

new Ruger plant in NC

Ruger announced they will be opening their third manufacturing plant in North Carolina.  There has been a great deal of speculation since Ruger president and CEO Michael O. Fifer announced a search was underway at the April 30 shareholder meeting. The new facility will eventually employ about 500-700 people and will produce about ten new […]

Independence Day: What Action Will You Take?

declaration of independence

Today is Independence Day. Independence Day just happens to fall on July 4, but it is not a celebration of some date on a calendar.  It is the day we commemorate the birth of a nation that would become the United States of America. On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence.  That […]

Friday Gun News

Cabelas Gift Card

Here is a quick round-up of recent gun news… Win a $1,000  Cabela’s Gift Card Looking for $1,000 to spend on shooting, hunting and outdoor gear?  Sign up for the giveaway at AllOutdoor.com.  They are giving away a $1k gift card to Cabellas on June 15.  Five additional people will win $200 gift cards. Another […]

Gun News

gun news

Wednesday’s gun news… Colt Mustang XSP Announced at the NRA Annual Meetings and Expo earlier this month, the new Mustang XSP is a polymer-framed version of the single-action .380 ACP pistol.  Do not think that this is the same pistol just with a plastic frame.  Colt made a number of changes in the frame that […]

Ruger to Open Third Plant – Expansion for New Guns

Ruger Plant Expansion

Ruger is expanding. Sturm, Ruger & Co is in the process of opening a third production plant to expand manufacturing capacity, and company president and CEO Michael O. Fifer wants to do it quickly. “We’re running out of space,” said Fifer in the company’s annual shareholder meeting on April 30. According to Fifer, Ruger will […]