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Savage Will Launch 28 New Products at the 2018 SHOT Show

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – January, 12, 2018 – Savage will launch more than two dozen new products within several product lines at the 2018 SHOT Show, January 23-26 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“The legions of Savage fans who rely on our brand’s quality firearms – and the proven accuracy the rifles deliver – will love our long list of new firearm options,” said Beth Shimanski, Senior Marketing Manager for Savage. “Our new AccuFit System is designed to allow shooters to quickly adjust comb height and length-of-pull for a customized fit. This results in more consistent, more comfortable shooting. The 10 new Model 110s, which have been upgraded with AccuFit, are sure to impress our customers. However, we didn’t stop there. We have several new configurations and caliber additions to our award-winning MSR lineup and rimfire rifles.”

Product Launch Highlights Include:

Model 110 Storm with AccuFit: Conquer hunting’s most punishing weather and conditions. Sixteen caliber and left-hand options.

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Dallas Safari Convention

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Meopta Introduces the MeoRed T Reflex Sight

TAMPA, FL, January 2, 2018 – Meopta is pleased to introduce the MeoRed T reflex sight (1x30mm).  The outstanding optical quality and unlimited eye relief of this red dot sight enable fast and accurate target acquisition when it matters most, regardless of eye position behind the sight.

The MeoRed T is an excellent primary sight on today’s MSR/AR platforms and features a 1.5 MOA illuminated red dot reticle with 12 intensity level settings for use in various light conditions.  The tough housing of the MeoRed T is made of aircraft-grade aluminum for ultimate reliability.

“The MeoRed T is an excellent tactical sight for today’s MSR platforms when quick target acquisition is a must,” said Reinhard Seipp, general manager of Meopta USA.  “This reflex sight is also compatible with night vision optics and magnifiers which makes it versatile for various situations in the field.”

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Nightforce Optics Announces NX8 Family of Riflescopes

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New 8 Power Series Kicks Off with a True 1x Capable Optic

Lavonia, GA, U.S. – (December 15, 2017) Nightforce® Optics, leading manufacturer and marketer of premium sport optics and related products including riflescopes, spotting scopes, and accessories, today introduced a completely new category of optics to their line of finely crafted and durable riflescopes. The state-of-the-art NX8™ series is built upon the legendary NXS™ family of riflescopes, well-known for their robustness and battle-proven design. Applying the latest technology and scientific advancements in optics, Nightforce designed the new NX8.

The first riflescope unveiled in the NX8 family is the new NX8 1-8×24 F1 optic. Specifically designed for short -to medium-range shooting, the compact NX8 1-8×24 F1 riflescope delivers trusted Nightforce performance to virtually any rifle platform, and boasts true 1x capability.

“Constructing such a small riflescope to surpass the performance of most larger scopes entails a solid commitment to innovation and optical technology,” said Nightforce Director of Sales and Marketing, Gordon Myers.

“The compact NX8 1-8×24 F1 has true 1x magnification and a daylight visible reticle with multiple brightness settings, it is versatile enough to use at close ranges, plus, has extraordinary capability at far reaching distances” stated North America Sales Manager, Alan Stilwell. “The NX8 1-8×24 F1 conserves valuable real estate on your rifle at only 8.75 inches in length, and weighs just 17 ounces,” Stilwell added. “Put it on your competition rifle for 3-gun, or use it for a variety of shooting disciplines; the NX8 1-8×24 F1 is also robust enough for professional use.”

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Gunwerks Announces the Release of the GRB Bolt Rifle Action

Cody, WY – Custom rifle manufacturer Gunwerks announced today that it will release the GRB bolt rifle action for the first time to the general public.

 

The GRB action is a complete ground-up bolt rifle action with a Remington 700 footprint, compatible with most Remington 700 inletted stocks. The 416 stainless steel body can be run unfinished or coated with a number of firearm coatings including Cerakote. Gunwerks’ proprietary Tri-Lock recoil lug provides the benefit of an integral lug action in a far more affordable package. The GRB action will be available at a similar price to a blueprinted factory action, but with many features of a premium custom action.

 

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U.S. Army Fields SIG SAUER® M17/M18 Pistols

Newington, NH (November 28, 2017) – Today the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) became the first unit to field the U.S. Army’s new M17 and M18 Modular Handgun System. The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) began fielding the new handguns today at Fort Campbell, Kentucky under the command of Col. Derek K. Thomson.

“What a great day,” said Thomson.  “To witness modernization firsthand as my soldiers became the first in the Army and this storied division to fire the new pistol is an absolute honor.”

The MHS handgun is a variant of the SIG SAUER® P320® pistol and is equipped with an external safety, an integrated MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail for the attachment of light and laser systems, self-illuminating night sights to maintain combat effectiveness in all lighting conditions, and is capable of accepting a sound suppressor.

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YRS Announces Partnership with IGB barrels

For Immediate Release From YRS Inc

YRS Inc is proud to announce their recent partnership with IGB barrels of Austria. YRS inc, a premium tactical retailer, is now importing IGB barrels into the United States. They are currently accepting dealers to distribute IGB barrels.

What’s an IGB Barrel?

IGB barrels are Austrian made barrels that come in a variety of lengths and styles. The barrels are made for a variety of firearms including Glock, 1911s, HKs, and SIGs. The wide variety of barrels offers a number of features to allow you to customize your firearm to your needs. These barrels take less than a minute to install, and designed to drop in with no permanent modifications made to your firearm.

IGB barrels are premium made gun barrels and are cold hammer forged for excellent durability and stability. IGB designs, manufactures, and tests their barrels in house. The barrels are made from premium European steel that results in a dense and hard external surface. The barrels are finished with a plasma hardening procedure that is superior to tenifer. It’s long lasting, smoother, and gives the barrel an extremely high level of rust resistance. It won’t chip and flake like tenifer finishes. IGB is proud to use only the best materials in the construction of their barrels.

On The Inside

If you believe it’s what’s on the inside that that counts then you’ll be excited by IGB barrels. The bore is button rifled which offers numerous advantages over traditional cut rifling. Button rifling is applied by a ‘button’ that is pushed through the barrel. The button doesn’t carve the rifling but imprints it into the bore.

The ‘button’ hardens and smooths portions of the bore as it’s pushed through. It’s important to remember it only hardens the lands and grooves. The lands and grooves are the high-stress areas in a barrel. This gives the rifling and therefore the barrel a longer service life. The end result is a soft internal bore, with only the high stress areas hardened. The soft inside allows the barrel to retain its natural barrel harmonics which enhances its overall accuracy. The ‘button’ leaves behind a super smooth finish inside the bore, which will also enhances accuracy.

Button rifling results in an overall superior bore, and it’s well known that button rifling is used in most world record holding guns. IGB barrels will function without issue with both jacketed and lead ammunition. There are no special requirements for maintaining or cleaning IGB Barrels.

They are backed with a 5 year craftsmanship guarantee.

Bringing Something Different

Outside of being outstanding barrels, IGB offers a multitude of customization options. This includes threaded barrels in common thread pitches to accept muzzle devices including suppressors. IGB and YRS Inc also offer barrels with porting for reduced muzzle rise without having the need for slide cuts.

IGB barrels can also act as a caliber conversion kits with certain compatible handgun platforms. For example, with the proper IGB barrel you can convert a 10mm Glock 20 to 40 S&W or 357 SIG. IGB even offers 16 inch barrels for some specific platforms that allow you to convert your handgun into a rifle compatible with most carbine conversion kits.

YRS Inc is proud to be working with IGB and are currently accepting dealers interested in carrying IGB barrels. Dealers can contact YRS Inc here.

If you’re a shooter looking to upgrade we have an exclusive coupon code for you. Type in IGBBARRELS20 for 20% off all IGB barrel for registered users of YRS Inc. Guests can use the code for 11% off their IGB barrel order.

YRS Inc specializes in tactical gear including optics, firearm accessories, body armor and much more. We work with a variety of American and overseas companies to bring you only the highest quality tactical gear.

 

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Hurricane relief effort

Our family is from the Texas gulf coast..  It’s just been devestating watching all of this on TV and the internet.

We are organizing to help and could use your help to buy essential supplies.

We still have friends and family in the area and are in contact with them to make a list of what we need to take.

If you are in the Austin area and want to donate goods please call me at 512.289.6236, we will be leaving before dawn on Saturday.  We also have a go fund me account setup.

Thank you, God bless the great people of Texas.

https://www.gofundme.com/rockport-relief-effort

 

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American Suppressor Association July Update

HPA in Review: July
July was a very active month for the ASA. In all, we made four trips to Washington, D.C., met with dozens of Congressional offices, sat down with staff from the White House, and attended the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s annual August Recess Shoot-Out on August 1st.
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Gunwerks Release The HAMR Long-Range Rifle 

The HAMR is the next step in the evolution of extreme long range with a capable range of over two miles. 

Bigger isn’t always better, but for the times when it is, reach for the HAMR. Chambered in 375 Cheytac, the Gunwerks HAMR is the next step in the evolution of extreme long range. The new Gunwerks HAMR launches a 377gr projectile with an incredible .950 G1 ballistic coefficient at nearly 3,000fps. With these phenomenal ballistics, the HAMR boasts a capable range of over 2 miles.

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Gunwerks HAMR

The HAMR is a special edition, single-run rifle that we have developed to make some of the longest shots imaginable. This means once we sell out of these bad boys, they’re gone for good. The rifle comes standard topped with a Nightforce ATACR F1 7-35×56 scope, Elite Iron bipod, fully adjustable, tactical folding chassis, and aggressive muzzle brake to dramatically tame recoil. This rifle is surprisingly enjoyable to shoot.

As with all Gunwerks rifles, the HAMR comes ready to go right out of the box. Check out the video to see the The HAMR in action.

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Republic of Texas IDPA Championship

Houston, TX, May 2017, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, LLC is this year’s Texas IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) Championship Title Sponsor.

Comp-Tac Action Gear, LLC maker of the most popular IDPA holster is the title sponsor of this year’s 2017 Republic of Texas IDPA Championship Match. The big match is scheduled for May 27 and 28, 2017 at the Triple-C Tactical Range in Cresson, Texas (about 30 miles southwest of Fort Worth).

This is a major match and competitors are expected from across the country. Several IDPA clubs are involved to lend manpower support to this match.

Trophies will be awarded to the top third of all of the various IDPA classifications from marksman and up. Spectators, media and competitors (of all types) are invited to come watch this fun and fast moving self-defense scenario competition.

“Comp-Tac Victory Gear is excited and happy to be the title sponsor of this major IDPA event.– Says Comp-Tac’s general manager Gordon Carrell. “Several of our employees will participate including myself and one of the best shooters in the country our marketing and sales manager Ms Randi Rogers.”

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S&W M&P M2.0 Series

For those of you who love the polymer pistol goodness of the Smith and Wesson M&P line, an exciting new development has occurred. The M&P M2.0 series has been released. We here at Tactical Gun Review got our greasy mits on a few and here are our reactions to the new line:

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