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NRA Announces Sponsors for 2018 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championship

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

BRISTOL, Ind. – The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce the sponsors for the 2018 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championship, scheduled for July 18-30, 2018, at Chief Wa-Ke’-De Rifle Range in Bristol, Indiana. This year’s sponsors include Lapua, Ruger, SK, Champion’s Choice, ELEY, FN America, Krieger Barrels, Lauer Custom Weaponry, O.F. Mossberg & Sons and Otis Technology.

The NRA National Matches build upon a century of shooting sports heritage and traditions, and for the fourth year the NRA National Smallbore Championships will bring the legacy and excitement of the prestigious competitive shooting match to Chief Wa-Ke’-De Range, just 200 miles north of Camp Atterbury and 160 miles west of Camp Perry.

The nation’s finest civilian and military marksmen will convene on Chief Wa-Ke’-De Range’s 100 covered firing points ranges for nearly two weeks of smallbore rifle competition in a variety of formats. The matches will once again include Conventional Prone, Conventional Three-Position, Metric Prone and Metric Three-Position Championships, wherein competitors shoot Metallic Sights, Any Sights, and Team Matches. This year the championship will also feature Smallbore F-Class matches as a new addition to the lineup.

Just before the Smallbore Championships, Bristol will also host the NRA Junior Smallbore Camp scheduled for July 14-18, 2018. Relocated from Ohio and celebrating its inaugural year at Chief Wa-Ke’-De Range, the camp’s new location will offer all of the same excellent intermediate camp experiences for high school age students, along with several new and exciting additions. This year’s NRA Junior Smallbore Camp will be sponsored by SK. SK will provide product support during the NRA Junior Smallbore Camp and continue to support junior shooters during the NRA/SK Mentor Match at the NRA Smallbore Rifle Championships.

For more information about the 2018 NRA Smallbore National Matches, including registration, calendar of events, official program, and more, visit the official website by clicking here. For more about the NRA Junior Smallbore Camp, click here.

NRAAM 18 – B&T APC308

Monday, May 7th, 2018

We decided to wrap up our NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits coverage with a new offering from Switzerland’s B&T, the Advanced Police Carbine 308. The APC line already includes 9mm, .45, .223, 5.56mm and .300 versions, but the APC 308 model required some engineering to scale the design up.


Currently, they plan to introduce an Assault Rifle (Full Auto), Carbine (Semi Auto), Pistol (Semi Auto) and PDWs in both Semi and Full Auto. It features a locked rotating bolt, gas piston operating system. The barrel on the example we looked at was 14.5” with a pinned flash hider, designed to accept B&T suppressors. It has an overall length of 874 mm (611 mm with stock folded). The APC308 weighs 3.9 kg and has ambidextrous controls, including charging handle. The APC308 accepts SR25 pattern magazines.


There is a full length Mil STD 1913 rail down the top of the upper receiver and handguard as well as at the bottom of the handguard. Additionally, there are removable Picatinny rail sections for either side of the handguard. In addition to the side folder stock, B&T offers a collapsible stock as well as end cap. Here, you can see the buffer and spring.


An interesting feature on the bolt carrier is the insert seen at the side of the carrier in the photo below, which is found on the full auto variants of other APC models. For the APC308, it is standard and is used to slow the bolt carrier down.


They also use dual ejectors.


NRAAM 18 – Vortex Optics Crossfire

Sunday, May 6th, 2018


The Crossfire is a new red dot sight from Vortex, somewhat similar in appearance and size to Aimpoint’s T-2 micro. The Crossfire features an aluminum body with a hard anodized finish, with o-ring seals to prevent debris and moisture from entering the housing, and lenses with multiple anti-reflective coatings. The 2MOA dot can be adjusted from 11 brightness levels, and the battery life is up to 7000 hours on a single CR2032 battery.

A skeletonized mount is included with the Crossfire, either low mount, or lower 1/3 co-witness.

NRAAM 18 – MagPump 9mm Luger Magazine Loader

Sunday, May 6th, 2018


For this year’s NRA Annual Meetings, MagPump is displaying the newest addition to their line of eponymous devices, the MagPump 9mm Luger Magazine Loader. Available in both polymer and an ELITE 6061-T6 aluminum model, the 9mm MagPump sports a 50-round hopper, and comes with six individual retainers, allowing users to reload various types of double-stack 9mm magazines, including those from Glock, Sig, and Smith & Wesson. The internal mechanism is designed to right the orientation of the rounds as they feed from the hopper into the magazine, and various built-in safeties prevent damaging the ammo during loading.

NRAAM 18 – CZ-USA Scorpion Evo 3 S2 Micro Pistol

Sunday, May 6th, 2018


The Scorpion Evo 3 S2 Micro Pistol is a civilian-legal, semi-auto pistol version of the Evo III S2 Micro SMG, a specialized suppressed Evo variant designed for an undercover drug interdiction unit. The S2 Micro pistol comes with a 4″ barrel and an HB industries M-LOK handguard, as well as a Manticore Arms telescoping arm brace, designed in conjunction with SB Tactical. Like the original Evo 3, the S2 Pistol features CZ-USA’s low-profile iron sights, a top-mounted Picatinny rail, ambidextrous controls, and a swappable, ambi charging handle.

For those curious about the hardware on the muzzle, the S2 Micro comes with a faux suppressor manufactured by SilencerCo, cleverly dubbed the ‘NoOsprey’.


CZ-USA is also displaying a new 30-round polymer magazine for the Scorpion. It features a black polymer body with translucent panels on both sides to allow shooters to quickly gauge their round count. This magazine will be made available later in the year.

NRAAM 18 – Atlas by Standard Co

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

The Atlas by Standard Co is an Appendix carry, inside the waistband holster.

it is an interesting take on an integrated pistol holster and magazine carrier.

Standard uses a Hypalon bridge between the components to offer flexibility. As you can see, they’ve also incorporated an aluminum standoff wing.

NRAAM 18 – DGT Gear ZEK Belt Axe

Sunday, May 6th, 2018


DGT Gear is Darrel Ralph Designs‘ Outdoor, EDC and Survival line. Their latest edition is the ZEK Belt Axe which made its debut this weekend at the NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits here in Dallas.


Developed in conjunction with Master Proven, it fits your hand like a glove and makes for easy storage in a survival kit. Crafted from CPM 154 with G10 handles.

And yes, DDR pumps out some very cool metal combs for those who want to look sharp and have a backup.

NRAAM 18 – ACR Owners Recoice! Bushmaster Introduces 450 Bushmaster and 6.8 SPC Kits

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

It seems like Bushmaster has been promising alternative caliber kits for the “the most versatile and reliable MSR ever built,” the ACR.


Designed from the outset for a quick, operator-level caliber change, Bushmaster announced two new caliber options: 450 Bushmaster and 6.8 SPC which join the already existing 5.56 NATO. Wait what? You read gat right. 450 Bushmaster and 6.8 SPC.


Look for a new 10.5″ barrel in 5.56, 16″ & 18.5″ in 450 BM and 16″ in 6.8 SPC.