NASGW Expo – New Guns & Gear Next Week

2012 SHOT SHOW

The NASGW Expo starts on Wednesday, and I will be there covering the event. You can follow all of the new gun announcements on a special news page we’ve set up here. That page will be updated throughout the day Wednesday – Friday while we are on the show floor, so check back often.

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 […]

All Caracal C Pistols Recalled: No Fix Available

Caracal Recall

Caracal announced today a recall of every C model pistol the company has ever made.  The recall is not limited to any specific serial numbers or market. The safety issue(s) with the Caracal C cannot be fixed according to information released by the company.  No guns will be repaired and/or returned to the purchaser.  Caracal […]

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 […]

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

Ruger logo

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reed Boycott Grows

The boycott of the Reed Exhibitions Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show has grown to more than 200 exhibitors according to MyNortheastOutdoors.com. This would amount to more than 17% of the total exhibitors having backed out of their commitment to display based on the ban on the display and sale certain type of legal firearms imposed by Reed […]

Gun Company Troubles

If the media is to be believed, gun companies are all making money hand over fist: Black Friday gun sales set all time records and the re-election of President Obama has sparked impulse buying.  However, there are a few companies that are experiencing some difficulties right now. A fire in mid-November shut down the Dan Wesson […]

Gun Industry News

Burris Eliminator scopes

Here are a few of the new bits of gear and other gun information to hit my mailbox in the past few days… Burris Eliminator II and III LaserScopes Burris is now shipping the Eliminator II and Eliminator III LaserScopes to dealers.  The scopes are an extension of the original Eliminator LaserScope that use an […]