More on the New Saiga-12


The new Saiga-12 appears to be on track for import into the United States according to information from Izhmash.  Additionally, overall shipments of firearms from Izhmash to the US is expected to “…increase significantly.” The new Saiga-12 features a variety of modifications including a push-button magazine release, AR-type buttstock, a new gas system, a unique […]

New Saiga-12 Shotgun


Izhmash announced the development of a new Saiga-12 shotgun variant for practical shooting competition.  Saiga-12 fans will likely notice a few differences just from the photo: My Russian is not very good, but from what I was able to determine, the new Saiga-12 sports several new features, including: long Picatinny rail on top of the […]

Thunder Ranch Mossberg 500 Shotgun

Mossberg Thunder Ranch shotgun

Mossberg has gone out on a limb the past few years with some interesting designs such as the Mossberg Chainsaw in 2011 and the Tactical Lever Gun at the 2012 SHOT Show.  This shotgun is much more practical. Branded with the Thunder Ranch logo, this shotgun was designed with Clint Smith.  Smith, known for his […]

Diamondback RTS Shotgun

Diamondback Shotgun

We found the Diamondback RTS shotgun at the 2012 SHOT Show.  It is a working prototype right now, but Diamondback hopes to have them shipping sooner rather than later.  We’ll keep you updated.  (Update 11/13/2012 – The latest on the production of the Diamondback shotgun is at the bottom of the article.) I went to the […]

SRM Arms Model 1216 Shotgun

I was able to handle the SRM Arms semi-automatic Model 1216 shotgun at 2012 SHOT Show. One of the interesting features of this particular scattergun is the revolving high capacity magazine. Instead of a single magazine tube, the SRM 1216 has four tubes that quadruple the amount ammunition loaded. Changing magazine tubes is accomplished by […]

Mossberg Shotgun FLEX System

Mossberg Shotgun Flex System

Mossberg Representative Taaffe Caligiuri was available at the 2012 SHOT Show to show us their new 12 gauge shotgun FLEX system. This is an adaptive shotgun platform that lets the user transform the FLEX 500/590 shotgun using Mossberg’s new Tool-less Locking System (TLS). The TLS has a specific selection of quick change stocks, forends, and […]

Safety Harbor Firearms: New Shotguns!

Safety Harbor Firearms

Safety Harbor Firearms is rolling out several new shotguns ahead of the 2012 SHOT Show.  All three are short-barreled shotgunsfrom the company’s KEG line. Two new models of KEG 12 (Kompact Entry Gun) shotguns seem to live up to the line’s name as they are outfitted with breacher-style muzzle brakes.  Watching the video (below), it […]

Black Aces Tactical Shotgun Rails

Black Aces Shotgun Rail

I recently came across Black Aces Tactical, a Florida company making quad-rails for the Remington 870/1100 and Mossberg 500/590 shotguns. The rail system is a single piece made from 6061-T6 aluminum alloy weighing about 16 ounces.  The rails are black anodized (type II). The rails will accept any standard AR-type accessories: lights, lasers, coffee makers, […]

RCBS Publishes New Shotshell Reloading Manual

RCBS has announced they are publishing a new shotshell reloading manual. Due out this month, the RCBS Handbook of Shotshell Reloading, features the RCBS shotshell reloading presses.  (What did you expect, MEC reloaders?) Designed for both beginners and advanced reloaders, this 284-page volume contains more than 2,000 reloading recipes, facts, color photographs, cut-away images, mechanical […]

New Fusion Sabot Slug for 20 Gauge Shotgun

Fusion, a division of ATK, introduced a new deer hunting load in 20-gauge. The new cartridge is a 3/4 ounce slug in a 2 3/4″ shell. At the muzzle, the slug is running 1600 fps for 1864 foot-pounds of energy, making this a very potent load for the 20-gauge hunters. The 20 gauge Fusion features: […]

Winchester Repeating Arms Introduces the Speed Pump Defender Shotgun

U.S. Repeating Arms, the manufacturer of Winchester-branded rifles and shotguns, announced they were closing the New Haven, CT plant in January 2006. Much of the firearms community believed that we would never see another new Winchester rifle or shotgun. Winchester Repeating Arms was at the 2008 SHOT show and proved the doubters wrong. Winchester Repeating […]