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VZ Grips Teams Up With Legendary Gunsmiths To Build One Of A Kind Giveaway 1911

Monday, January 20th, 2020

January 20th, 2020: VZ Grips® is proud to announce its new legendary giveaway; VZ Grips has teamed up with two of the country’s premier custom 1911 builders to bring a one-of-a-kind custom 1911 to life. Jason Burton of Heirloom Precision and Pete Single of Pete’s Custom Shop, each a well renowned 1911 specialist (and industry partners with VZ Grips) have combined their unique talents and skill sets to craft this special project.

Built on a 5” 45 ACP, Springfield Armory Custom Shop frame & slide set. The pistol is assembled with the highest quality parts available. All critical parts are machined from bar-stock tool steel or forgings, heat treated and checked for proper Rockwell hardness (no castings are used). Every part enjoys some custom touch, each detailed to insure proper fit and function. The entire pistol is softened and smoothed for comfort of concealed carry, then finished in a deep, rich, classic bluing. To finish off this amazing pistol build VZ Grips provided their new Hyrda pattern burl G10 stocks.

The pistol will be on display all throughout the SHOT show at the VZ Grips booth #2243

The duo merged their individual styles into one showpiece with the following work and features:

Jason Burton (Heirloom Precision) work:
• Flatten and serrate slide top at 30 LPI broad arrow pattern
• Fit Wilson Combat Bulletproof beavertail grip safety
• Fit Wilson Combat Bulletproof thumb safety
• Fabricate and install gold line front sight, blend to slide and serrate at 75 LPI
• Install Heinie Slant-Pro rear sight, reshape and modify for one-handed operation
• Serrate rear of slide at 40 LPI and blend to rear sight
• Fit oversize firing pin stop
• Fit and tune Wilson Combat Bulletproof extractor
• Clearance ejection port for live round ejection
• Straighten frame lines
• Complete hand-filed de-horning
• Detail prep pistol; satin matte blast frame with 320 “brushed” slide flats
• Blue complete pistol
• Test fire and zero at 25 yards

Pete Single (Pete’s custom shop) work:
• High-cut and checker front strap and mainspring housing at 25 LPI
• Machine frame for Chen Gen-2 mag-well with full radius bevel
• Install extended magazine release; angle back and serrate at 40 LPI
• Precision fit Bar-Sto barrel matching 1st and 2nd radial lugs
• Fit barrel bushing with matching muzzle crown
• Adjust barrel throat and finish ream chamber for max reliability and function
• Install bar stock slide stop, cut tracking detent for ball plunger to hold in positive down position
• True slide stop notch and bevel breech-face entrance
• Custom oversize ejector; relieve slide internally for ejector clearance
• Trigger job using tool steel action components
• Fit custom radial combat trigger; modified with Delrin glide bushings
• Squared trigger guard
• Recessed plunger tube in frame to give thumb safety positive on/off engagement
• Hi-Power cuts machined on nose of slide
• Machined slide for ball-cuts

www.vzgrips.com

Black Aces Tactical Releases 50-State Legal, Magazine-Fed BullPup Pump

Saturday, January 18th, 2020

The new BullPup Pump by Black Aces Tactical is debuting at Shot Show 2020.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Black Aces Tactical (BAT), a veteran-owned American firearms manufacturer, is proud to announce the release of the Pro Series BullPup Pump line of magazine-fed 12-gauge shotguns. 

Legal in all 50 states including California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Illinois, Hawaii, Maryland, and Massachusetts, the Pro Series Bull-Pup Pump Action Shotgun starts at only $599. The Pro Series M Pump starts at only $679.

 “The Bull-Pump is our gift to Second Amendment enthusiasts in states that are affected by overbearing legislation,” said Eric Lemoine, CEO and Founder of Black Aces Tactical. “For far too long, manufacturers have chosen to overlook citizens in these states. Black Aces Tactical is proud to offer incredible weapons under the law, created in the most cool and innovative ways possible.”  

The Bull-Pup Pump:                                                    ·         Will cycle lethal as well as less than lethal ammunition

·         Comes in array of popular colors

·         12 Gauge

·         18.5″ barrel

·         28″ Overall Length

·         Comes with two 5-round magazines and three chokes

·         Comes with Black Synthetic BAT Forward Grip

·         Takes 1919 mags and drums

·         Features both pump assist and bolt catch features

 

The Bullpup Pump is making its debut release at Shot Show 2020 in Las Vegas, Booth 759.

Vudoo Gun Works Releases V22M Magnum Action

Friday, January 17th, 2020

January 15th, 2019 –St George, UT – Vudoo Gun Works, leader in rimfire precision rifles, is proud to announce the addition of the V22M action to their product lineup. Vudoo Gun Works is now offering complete builds chambered in 22 Magnum and 17 HMR.

The V22M brings longer bolt travel to accommodate the length of 22WMR and 17HMR cartridges.  This added length provided the opportunity to design a new articulated bolt release that transfers the force of bolt actuations to a plunger hidden under the scope mount. The V22M also brings added consistency with a new anti-rotation bolt head, a redesigned multi-piece bolt assembly, and our own unique 7075 machined Aluminum AICS style magazines available in five and ten shot capacities.

The new V22M bolt assembly is similar to its predecessor but offers toolless disassembly and maintenance by way of a unique bayonet style locking system between the shroud, bolt body, and bolt front.  In addition, the fire control system has also been refined to eliminate drag and therefore, provide more consistent and reliable ignition.  

V22M Features:
? Remington 700 Short Action Footprint
? Remington 700 Pinned Trigger Interface
? Magazines fit standard AICS compatible bottom metal
? Anti-rotation bolt nose
? Improved bolt release
? Toolless bolt disassembly
? Refined fire control design
? Compatible with 22WMR and .17HMR

www.vudoogunworks.com

Visit Mile High Shot Show booth #7502 for a hands on product demonstration.

Tactical Solutions Introduces Bolt Action “Owyhee” .22LR Takedown Rifle

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Boise, ID Tactical Solutions (TacSol), the market leader in quality rimfire firearms, upgrades and accessories, is proud to announce the company’s revolutionary new Owyhee (oh-WYE-hee) bolt action takedown rifle.  

TacSol’s new, uniquely designed bolt action Owyhee rifle is the only .22 bolt action takedown rifle available and is equipped with unparalleled features: threaded barrel for easy addition of silencers, drilled and tapped for addition of the scope rail, extended magazine release for quick and easy magazine removal, fiber optic front sight and adjustable rear sight, behind the trigger safety, 10 round rotary magazine, and a lightweight fluted .920” barrel.  The Owyhee weighs in at only 3.9 pounds and features a lightweight aluminum barrel with a chromoly steel bore and 11-degree target crown.  The TacSol customized Magpul Backpacker stock collapses into a compact package making this rifle the perfect solution for backpacking, hunting, target shooting, and plinking. “This rifle encompasses everything a takedown rifle should be.” Says Mike Corkish, TacSol Director of Sales.   He continues, “It is compact, highly accurate, and is also whisper quiet when used with a suppressor.”

TacSol has been a leader in innovative .22LR offerings for nearly two decades and is proud to continue their legacy with the introduction of this new rifle.  For more information or inquiries please contact Director of Sales, Mike Corkish at mcorkish@tacticalsol.com or call 866-333-9901. For media inquiries, please contact Keith Feeley at keith@tacticalsol.com.

Savage Arms Introduces Its First Semi-Automatic Shotgun: RENEGAUGE

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – January 3, 2020 – Savage Arms, makers of the most trusted hunting and target rifles in the United States, is proud to introduce RENEGAUGE. The new American-made semiautomatic 12 gauge shotguns are built for field use, offer hunters and competitors a new standard for both fit and function, and include several patented parts and designs—including the Dual Regulating Inline Valve (D.R.I.V.) gas system.

“RENEGAUGE is unlike any other semi-automatic shotgun, and demonstrates our commitment to innovate as an independent company,” said Al Kasper, President and CEO. “This project has been in the works for years because we wanted to enter a new category in a big way. The team in place now did an amazing job getting this to the finish line. Hunters and shooters are going to be amazed with the fit, feel, function and versatility of this shotgun. And it’s a platform we can and will build on—so look for more in the very near future.”

RENEGAUGE has been tested to the extreme—both in the field and in the lab. Everything in the design is intentional and has a purpose. RENEGAUGE looks different because it is—and it brings American-made performance to a new level. The shotgun functions and cycles light loads and magnum field loads with unbelievable consistency and reliability. Avid wing shooters will love the way it swings, competitors will find it at home on the range, and hunters will trust it in the nastiest of conditions.

The D.R.I.V. system provides RENEGAGUE with the unparalleled ability to regulate the gas that cycles the shotgun’s action. Both low-brass target shells and Magnum hunting shells will cycle the action with the same reliability and without any adjustment from the shooter.

This functionality is complimented by how easy RENEGAUGE is to fit to the shooter. From comb height to length of pull, RENEGAUGE can be adjusted to ensure every aspect of its ergonomics matches its user’s needs.

Features:
• D.R.I.V. gas system
• Adjustable stock for length of pull, comb height, drop and cast
• One-piece, chrome plated action bar assembly
• Chrome plated reciprocating components
• Stock rod buffer to reduce felt recoil
• Fluted barrel with melonite finish
• Carbon steel ventilated rib with
red fiberoptic sight
• Competition-ready easy loading magazine port
• Oversized controls
• 3 interchangeable flush mount choke tubes (Beretta/Benelli) – IC, M, F
• Hard-sided carrying case

Learn more at www.savagearms.com.

Still Making History: Colt Releases Updated Python

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

WEST HARTFORD, CONN., (January 1, 2020) – After years of research and development, Colt releases a refined and upgraded Colt Python. The legendary double-action revolver, which originally debuted in 1955, returns in stainless steel in 4.25” and 6” barrel lengths.  

“We know the Colt Python is one of the most beloved and collected firearms in American history, and its re-release has long been demanded by enthusiasts,” said Justin Baldini, Product Director at Colt.  “We took our time on R&D – we needed to be sure the look and performance of this redesign lived up to its legendary name and kept its impeccable reputation for quality and accuracy. This new Python lives up to the legend in every way.”

The Colt Product Innovation Team refined the design of the new Colt Python and performed rigorous testing, ensuring it meets the demands of shooters and collectors. Numerous improvements were made to reinforce the revolver, including the use of stronger stainless steel alloys and a re-designed rear sight which allows for a 30% increase in the cross-sectional area of the top strap — meaning more steel beneath the rear adjustable target sight, for a stronger revolver and more robust shooting experience.

Minimizing the amount of parts in the trigger action has simplified the mechanism, elevating its reliability and allowing for more straightforward maintenance. The testing process included over 40,000 trigger pulls on a single Python. Trigger pull scans show lighter trigger pull weights, less friction and increased consistency, re-enforcing the Python’s reputation as a gun that can be heavily used and passed down through generations.  

Finally, Colt builds on the modern Snake Gun legacy by adding features such as a recessed target crown, user-interchangeable front sight, and an updated Walnut grip to make this the most user-friendly Python ever. The DA revolver is chambered in .357 Magnum and also accommodates 38 Special cartridges.

The Python has been extremely popular with both target shooters and law enforcement, and featured in countless TV series, movies and video games including “The X Files,” “The Walking Dead,” “Hawaii 5-0,” “Starsky and Hutch,” “John Wick” (2014), “American Gangster” (2004), “Fight Club” (1999) and “King Kong” (1976).

The new Colt Python .357 Magnum is available now through Colt stocking dealers for $1499 MSRP.  

www.colt.com/python

SIG SAUER Announces New Bolt Gun And Caliber – SIG CROSS & 277 SIG FURY

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

SIG SAUER made two big announcements today. First is their designed and manufactured in the USA bolt action rifle, the CROSS. Offered in .308, 6.5 Creedmoor and a brand new caliber, it will retail for around $1600.

SIG has done a great job establishing themselves as a defense company and the introduction of the CROSS is a concerted move into the hunting market. But as you can see, this bolt action rifle takes a lot of cues from their defense products.

In addition to the rifle, they are commercializing the 6.8mm ammunition developed for the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon program as the 277 SIG FURY round. SIG claims to be getting 3000 FPS velocity from a 16″ barrel when fired from the CROSS. This owes to the cartridge’s three-piece design case which features a brass case and steel head held with a clip. This is the same cartridge design being offered to the military, but now coming to you.

While the 277 SIG FURY cartridge is awaiting approval from SAAMI, SIG expects it be certified for SHOT Show.

The CROSS I fired incorporated a dust cover but SIG was toying with the idea of eliminating it on the production version. In addition to a 3-lug bolt, the CROSS relies on AICS pattern magazines.

Here, I’m firing the CROSS in 277 SIG Fury using SIG produced hybrid-cased ammo during a recent visit to SIG Academy in New Hampshire. It was quite controllable and the rifle performed well as I shot multiple magazines through it.

My friend Tom Beckstrand produced a great video on the CROSS for his Youtube channel, SpeedLoads.

Here is SIG’s press release on the CROSS:

SIG SAUER Introduces CROSS Rifle: The First SIG SAUER Precision Bolt-Action Hunting Rifle Manufactured in the USA

NEWINGTON, N.H., (December 18, 2019) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to introduce the CROSS Rifle.  The first SIG-built precision bolt-action hunting rifle is designed by SIG SAUER engineers, completely manufactured and machined at the SIG SAUER facilities in New Hampshire, and tested by premier competitive shooters, the world’s best long range shooters, and a team of professional hunters that the CROSS is built for.

When our product management team and engineers researched developing a bolt-action rifle, they looked at what was missing from the market, and what new innovation SIG could bring to hunters and precision shooters,” began Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales.  “Hunting rifles are typically focused on less weight, and accuracy is secondary.  Precision rifles are designed for extreme accuracy, with no weight limitations.  What was missing from the market was a true crossover.  Our product management team and engineers took the best of both worlds and developed the CROSS featuring the characteristics of a hunting rifle, with the accuracy of a precision rifle.”

The CROSS Precision Bolt-Action Hunting Rifle is a lightweight precision rifle with a push button, foldable SIG precision stock, a one-piece aluminum receiver that eliminates the need for bedding the action, and AI magazines for creating the most accurate precision hunting platform. The CROSS features a stainless-steel rifled barrel with a free-float M-LOK handguard, a 2-stage match-grade trigger externally adjustable from 2.5 – 4 lbs., ambi-safety, a three-lug bolt design with a 60-degree throw and interchangeable bolt handle.  The precision stock is spring-loaded for one handed operation and can be fully adjusted in the field for length of pull and comb height with no tools.  The rifle has a full-length replaceable picatinny rail that allows for direct optics mounts, 20 MOA, and O MOA.  The CROSS is available in 6.5 Creedmoor, 308 WIN, and the soon-to-be-released 277 SIG Fury Hybrid Ammunition with a black anodized or First Lite camo finish.

“Right out of the box the CROSS comes loaded with new innovation and features that hunters and precision shooters will appreciate at a very affordable $1,779.00 MSRP price point,” continued Taylor.  “The CROSS delivers on all fronts, and we are especially proud that everything about the CROSS from concept to completion is 100% SIG SAUER and comes directly from our U.S. operations here in New Hampshire.”

CROSS Bolt-Action Rifle Specs (6.5 Creedmoor):
Overall Length: 35.5””
Folded Length: 27.0”
Barrel Length: 18”
Barrel Twist: 1:8
Weight (w/o magazine): 6.4 lbs.

CROSS Bolt-Action Rifle Specs (308 WIN / 277 FURY):
Overall Length: 36.5””
Folded Length: 25.0”
Barrel Length: 16”
Barrel Twist: 1:10 / 1:8.5
Weight (w/o magazine): 6.2 lbs.

Look for more details soon, with the Cross debuting at SHOT Show.

Sneak Peek – Angstadt Arms MDP-9

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Angstadt Arms has released a teaser video for the MDP9.

angstadtarms.com/mdp9