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Handguns

Ruger SR1911 Commander

Ruger SR1911 commander

The much rumored Ruger SR1911 commander is now a reality after the company announced its introduction on its website.  Ever since the introduction of the original SR1911, Ruger and 1911 fans have been asking for a commander-sized gun.

The new SR1911 commander is a traditional 1911-style pistol that is slightly shortened in general parameters of the original Colt commander 1911 pistols.  The gun has a shorter barrel length (4.25″ instead of the full length 5″ barrel) and only holds seven, not eight, rounds in each magazine.

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Handguns

Ruger SR45

Ruger SR45 review

The Ruger SR45 is now a reality.  Just days ahead of the 2013 SHOT Show, Sturm, Ruger & Co announced the big bore addition to the company’s popular “SR” series of handguns.

Chambered in .45 ACP, the new SR45 comes standard with 10-round magazines, giving the shooter a lot of firepower.  Yet, Ruger claims the SR45 remains a relatively thin pistol like the SR9 and SR40.  According to the specs, the SR45 is 1.27″ wide, which is just 0.07″ wider than a Smith & Wesson M&P.  The grip width is not specifically mentioned for the SR45.

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Detroit Gun Works – Direction Change; Won’t Be At SHOT

I recently published a teaser ad that suggested a cooperative effort between Detroit Gun Works, Blackhawk! and Kroll International.  I speculated that Detroit Gun Works would be building an AR-style rifle.  Well, it now looks like Detroit Gun Works will not be at the SHOT Show and may not be making any products with their brand on it in the near future.

In a statement published on their website, Detroit Gun Works stated they will not be at the 2013 SHOT Show, and they will not be making lowers or rifles with the company name on them.

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SHOT Show Rumors

SHOT Show Rumors

Less that 30 days away, the SHOT Show rumors are starting to fly.  Some are more credible than others, but only time will tell which prove to be correct.

Winchester Repeating Arms is supposed to be introducing new versions of the Super X Pump (SXP) shotguns including a rugged marine version.  I would expect the Marine Defender to be a salt-water resistant version of the SXP Defender with an 18″ barrel and 5+1 capacity.

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Rifles

Weatherby Vanguard Back Country Rifles

Weatherby Back Country

Weatherby announced they will be producing the new Vanguard 2 Back Country rifles in 2013.  The Back Country rifles feature many of the same features found in other Weatherby rifles, but the guns are designed with an eye toward reliability in rugged, off-the-beaten-path areas.

First of all, the rifles are lightweight, coming in at just 6.75 pounds.  This is critical for anyone who has to carry their gun over long distances, especially in rugged regions with significant elevation changes.

Weatherby Stock

The Back Country’s stock is synthetic with spiderweb accents.  The stock is pillar bedded and in the Monte Carlo form.  The butt end of the stock is topped by a Pachmayr Decelerator pad to assist with absorbing recoil.