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NRA Bianchi Cup Scheduled For May 24-27 In Hallsville, Missouri

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

HALLSVILLE, Mo. – The National Rifle Association is proud to announce its 39th National Action Pistol Championship. Better known as the NRA Bianchi Cup for its world famous silver trophy, this major action pistol match will be held May 24-27, 2017 in Hallsville, Missouri, at the Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club.

Founded in 1979 by former police officer and holster maker John Bianchi, the 192-shot NRA Bianchi Cup attracts the world’s best pistol shooters. This year’s competition features a change in format, as the multi-gun aggregate has been reinstated and will be fired on Tuesday, May 23.
Additionally, the top 40 competitors from the first 1920, Match X, will advance to the Colt Championship Final, where they will fire an additional 1920 through the same four NRA Bianchi Cup events. The top 40 will be comprised of the top 16 Open, 4 Metallic Class, 4 Production Class, 4 Ladies, 4 Juniors, 4 Seniors, and 4 Grand Seniors. The winner of the Colt Championship Final Round will be named the 2017 NRA Bianchi Cup Champion. A separate trophy cup will be given to the champions of all other classes and categories. Individual event winners and results of team competitions will be determined from Match X.

www.NRA.org

Taurus USA Introduced The T4SA Rifle at NRAAM

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Taurus USA introduced its new AR-style rifle at NRAAM called the T4SA. It seems an odd time to release an AR, considering the current market glut.

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However, they’ve treated the weapon’s critical components with Melonite and displayed a rifle that had fired over 6,500 rounds with no lubricant.

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Additionally, they are offering variants featuring Jungle Green and Sand Cerakote.

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Below is their press release.

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Based on the iconic M4 platform, the Taurus T4SA is a lightweight, gas-impingement 5.56 mm semi-automatic carbine that was engineered and manufactured entirely in the United States.

Features include a forged upper receiver 1913 rail that includes “T” Mark reference points for convenient mounting and reattaching of accessories. It comes standard with a lightweight, low-profile KeyMod or M-LOK aluminum handguard.

Additionally, the Taurus T4SA utilizes an M16-style bolt carrier, which reduces the recoil pulse during firing. The barrel is chambered in 5.56 NATO and fires both 5.56 and .223 Rem. ammunition. The 1:7″ twist, chromoly barrel utilizes the Melonite process on all interior and exterior surface areas, rendering it corrosion resistant and easy to clean.

The T4SA has a dual pinned Melonite low-profile gas block that replaces standard fixed front sight post gas blocks—reducing overall weight and allowing handguards to extend unimpeded past the gas block.

The forged lower receiver is equipped with a Magpul grip with internal storage and a Magpul oversized trigger guard and all fire control parts are manufactured to MIL-SPEC standards. It also includes a MIL-SPEC buffer tube, recoil spring, H2 buffer and a staked castle nut.

The T4SA also features a lightweight, six-position Magpul CTR buttstock with a no-snag triangle shape. The buttstock comes standard with right and left side Quick Disconnect (QD) attachment points as well as slots for use with standard slings and/or sling cords. It will accommodate most major sling designs and features a shock-absorbing buttstock pad to reduce felt recoil and provide a non-slip surface for positive contact between the carbine and operator.

www.taurust4.com

Pete Brownell Elected President of the National Rifle Association

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

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GRINNELL, Iowa (May 3, 2017) – Pete Brownell of Montezuma, Iowa, was elected by the National Rifle Association Board of Directors as President May 1, 2017, following the 146th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta.

An NRA Life Member since birth, Brownell is the Chief Executive Officer of the legendary family-owned firearm and firearm accessory retailer Brownells. He brings a record of leadership, a passion for the outdoors and shooting sports traditions, and vigor to protect and defend the Second Amendment.

Brownell was elected to the NRA Board of Directors in 2010, and has served as Chairman of the Membership Committee, and a member of the Finance, Law Enforcement Assistance, Publications Policies, and Sport Shooting Committees.

Brownell is also former chairman of the Board of the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers and a former member of the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff Foundation Board. Outside the office, he is an accomplished athlete and avid outdoorsman.

“It’s an honor and privilege to serve the 5 million members of the National Rifle Association of America. I am humbled to serve alongside Wayne LaPierre – the true heart and soul of this Association and to walk in the footsteps of my predecessors,” said Brownell. “I’m a proud NRA member from day one who grew up with a passion for guns, our rich hunting heritage, and a passion to strengthen our Second Amendment.”

Brownells COO/CFO Chad Martin will lead the Brownells family of businesses on a day to day basis, while continuing to work closely with company owners Pete & Frank Brownell.

Brownells.com

AAC’s Dual – Silencer Solution – Introducing the New Halcyon Modular Silencer

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Huntsville, AL – Advanced Armament Corp., LLC (“AAC”) is pleased to announce today its new Halcyon modular silencer.

AAC set out on a mission to create a dual silencer solution (2 silencers with 1 stamp) that outperforms the competition. In doing so, our team has raised the bar for rimfire silencers with the new Halcyon modular silencer.

Featuring the same tool-less design as the Ti-Rant 9M & Ti-Rant 45M, the Halcyon can be easily disassembled and/or re-configured as a full-size or compact silencer in seconds. The advanced design of the shielded titanium K-Baffles are keyed for repeatable port alignment and set the standard for tone and accuracy.

The serialized titanium rear tube, FNC stainless steel end caps and anodized 7075-T6 aluminum front tube are all finished in armor black Cerakote. The Halcyon is rated for use on pistols, rifles, and machineguns chambered for 22 LR, handguns chambered for 5.7 x 28mm, and firearms chambered for 22 WMR, 17 HMR, and 17 M2.

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www.advanced-armament.com

NRAAM 2017 – Geissele’s Absolute, Lower 1/3 and 1.93 Super Precision T1 Mounts

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Here you can see the direct height comparisons for the Absolute, Lower 1/3 and 1.93 Super Precision T1 Mounts. The 1.93 will allow you get up over a PEQ.

Made from 7075 aluminum, they are available in Black or DDC (Desert Dirt Color) type 3 hard coat anodize.

geissele.com/super-precision-t1-series

NRAAM 2017 – Seekins Precision Havak

Monday, May 1st, 2017

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The Havak weighs in at 7.3 lbs and features a spiral fluted 24″ barrel. It also has a helical extraction cam and comes standard with a Timney Trigger.

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The custom action incorporates a four lug bolt with a 90 Deg throw and bead blasted, spiral fluted body. Interestingly, they use an M16-style extractor. stock and trigger pattern are Remington 700-style.

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Speaking of stocks, the Havak comes with a hand bedded McMillan Warden stock featuring two QD points and a bipod stud.
Offered in 6.5 Creedmoor, .308, 6 Creedmoor and 6.5 PRC.

While the current model of the Havak is intended for hunting, look for a tactical version at SHOT Show 2018.

www.seekinsprecision.com

NRAAM 2017 – Geissele Maritime Bolt Catch 

Monday, May 1st, 2017

The Maritime Bolt Catch was designed to make it easier to use with wet hands or with the palm of your hand. What I really like about it is that I’ve seen many Bolt catches with enlarged upper pads, but rarely do they make the lower pad for locking the bolt to the rear, any larger.

Fits any lower reciever designed to fit Mil-Spec bolt catch. Manufactured from heat treated 8620 steel and manganese phosphate coated.

geissele.com/maritime-bolt-catch

NRAAM 2017 – XAR Folding Rifle from F&D Defense

Monday, May 1st, 2017

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F&D Defense’s XAR Folding Rifle is the most remarkable thing I saw at this year’s NRA Annual Meeting. I’ve seen other folding designs but the invariably feature a folding stock.

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The XAR hinges just in front of the upper receiver. The barrel folds to the side.

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The secret is the taper around the barrel extension which allows it to pivot right into position in the tapered upper receiver. Then, the barrel is locked into place via a latch, similar to many suitcases.

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This short video shows you how it works.

F&D Defense will be releasing the XAR Invicta (5.56/AR15 platform) in summer of 2017.

www.fddefense.com/rifles/xar

NRAAM 2017 – BAR Floor Lamp

Sunday, April 30th, 2017


If you are looking for the ultimate accessory for your man cave or office, this BAR Floor Lamp I spotted in the Ohio Ordnance booth is just what you need.


These limited edition lamps are just five of a run of 10 and each one is serialized “x of 10.” They are really cool. The Trigger actually functions as the on/off switch and includes working sights/safety/mag release/bipod. The Barrels are 1944 dated and the base is fashioned into the Ohio Ordnance logo. Finally, this piece of art is signature engraved.


Brace yourself. The cost is $6500, but they are manufactured from actual BAR parts and not plastic lookalikes.

If you are interested, email RLandies@oowinc.com.

NRAAM 2017 – Airborne Tab for Geissele Super Charging Handle 

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

The new Airborne Tab for Geissele’s Super Charging Handle is a bit lower profile so it won’t snag on equipment or jab you while jumping with an exposed weapon. Below, you can see the Airborne version compared to the standard tabs.

www.geissele.com