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 […]

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 […]

New Mossberg Maverick Bolt Action Rifles

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Mossberg was showing its new value-priced Maverick bolt-action rifles at the 2010 SHOT Show.   The Maverick rifles will be available in long and short actions, starting with .270 and .30-06, and .243 and .308 respectively. The Maverick rifles have black synthetic stocks, and can be had with the adjustable length of pull system.  The […]

Taurus Protector Polymer: a Polymer Revolver

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Taurus introduced a polymer revolver in .38 Special at the 2010 SHOT Show.  The “Polymer Protector” is a revolver with a polymer frame and blued steel cylinder and barrel insert.  The new Taurus revolver only weighs 18.2 ounces and is rated for +P ammunition. Streamlined for concealed carry, the hammer is shrouded, but can still […]

Smith & Wesson’s New 640 Revolver

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Smith & Wesson is showing a new model 640 revolver at the 2010 SHOT Show.  The very popular 640 is a five-shot, .357 Magnum “hammerless” revolver.  S&W tweaked it for 2010, adding several new features that should prove to be popular. First off, the old fixed sights have been replaced by a set of tritium, […]

Taurus Polymer 1911?

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Is a polymer framed 1911 being introduced by Taurus at the 2010 SHOT Show?  Maybe… I received an interesting, and unverified, e-mail tonight.  The writer claims to have ‘insider’ information about some of the new products that Taurus is introducing at the 2010 SHOT Show.  The one he described to me was a polymer framed […]

Ruger GP100 and Blackhawk now in .327 Federal Magnum

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Ruger is offering two new revolvers chambered for the .327 Federal Magnum: the New Model Blackhawk and the GP100.  These two revolvers shows the commitment of Ruger to the new Magnum caliber. The Blackhawk is a single-action revolver with a 5 1/2″ barrel.  It will hold eight rounds of the powerful .327 Magnum cartridges.  The […]