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. Â This gun will have two triggers so that each action is independently controlled. Â This is (presumably) done to avoid any problems with the BATFE and the National Firearms Act. Â Currently, the company is expecting to have a limited quantity available in the fall of 2014.
Polymer Rhino – As previously reported, Chiappa is expanding the line of Rhino revolvers to include one with a polymer frame. Â The new Polylite 20DS revolver should be available in the United States in September 2014. Â The gun is chambered for the .38 Special , though it is not clear if it will be rated for +P loads. Â The barrel is 2″ long and the unloaded weight of the gun is about 19 ounces. Â Like the other Rhino revolvers, this gun shoots from the 6 o’clock position.Â More information and photos of the Chiappa Polylite can be found here.
TRUGLO TFO Sights for 1911 – TRUGLO announced they are now selling Novak sites for the 1911 using the company’s tritium-fiber optic (TFO) technology. Â TRUGLO has been selling TFO sights for years, and I have found them to be very bright in all lighting conditions.
Powder Keg Precision Steel Match – DesertTech is hosting a precision rifle match on July 12 at the company’s training facility in Plymouth, Utah. Â Shooting distances run from 25 yards to 1,200 yards. Â All stages are timed. Â $30 gets you in and feeds you lunch. Â Prizes include an 8 pound keg of Hodgdon 4350 powder. Â For information, give them a call at (801) 975-7272, extension 301.