Recent Gun News

Tavor RS rifle

In current gun news…

IWI US is now selling a state compliant version of the TAVOR in Massachusetts, Maryland and New Jersey.  The new guns have an 18″ barrel, permanent 2″ muzzle break, an OAL of 30″ and a 10-round magazine.  It has a full length Picatinny rail for adding optics and spring-loaded back up sights.  The front sight has a tritium insert for low light use.

The TAVOR SAR RS (model # TSB18RS) is chambered in 5.56 NATO and carries an MSRP of $2,049.

MPA rifle

New bolt action rifles from MasterPiece Arms are now available.  The guns can be had in a variety of 6mm and 6.5mm chamberings including, but not limited to:

  • 6mm Lapua
  • 6mm XC
  • 6mm Creedmore
  • .243 Win
  • 6.5×47 Lapua
  • 6.5mm Creedmore
  • .260 Rem

The guns use the MPA 6061 aluminum chassis, a Stiller’s Precision TAC Series action, Timney 510 triggers,  and have hand-lapped barrels.  Barrels are pull-button rifled and made from 416RQ stainless steel.

salvo 12

What is billed as the first commercially-viable shotgun suppressor is now available from SilencerCo.  The Salvo 12 appears to be modular in nature, as shooters can add or remove lengths to alter the amount of sound attenuation and weight desired.  Lengths of 6″, 8″, 10″ and 12″ are available.  It ships as a 12″ suppressor and can be reduced by the shooter.

The full 12″ configuration weighs in at 32 ounces and reduces noise at the muzzle to 137.9 dB.  A 6″ configuration weighs 18.5 oz and reduces muzzle noise to 149.2 dB.

By Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson is a gun writer, amateur historian and - most importantly - a dad. He's done a lot of silly things in his life, but quitting police work to follow his passion of writing about guns was one of the smartest things he ever did. He founded this site and continues to manage its operation.