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CCI’s Newest Clean-22 Option is Optimized for Suppressed Firearms and Packed in Convenient Cartons

Friday, June 26th, 2020

LEWISTON, Idaho – June 24, 2020 – CCI Ammunition is proud to announce new Clean-22 Suppressor 22 LR rounds, packaged in CCI’s new easy-to-pour, bulk-pack cartons. Shipments of this new product have begun to arrive at dealers.

This new ammunition uses an advanced polymer bullet coating to reduce lead fouling inside a suppressor by up to 60 percent. The exclusive feature allows much easier suppressor cleaning and maintenance, as well as excellent accuracy. With dependable CCI priming and consistent propellant, the loads cycle reliably through any suppressed firearm.

“Clean-22 ammunition provides an advantage because its polymer coating replaces the wax that is traditionally applied to 22 LR ammunition,” said CCI Rimfire Product Manager Dan Compton. “The goal of traditional wax is to protect the barrel of the gun from buildup of lead or copper created as bullets pass through it. But this wax does not totally encapsulate the bullet, so metal and wax deposits eventually build up and the gun needs to be cleaned. However, because the Clean-22 polymer coating completely encapsulates the bullet, it does a better job protecting the barrel from dirt and buildup than wax. The cleaner results are quite impressive.” 

Features:
• Black polymer bullet coating reduces lead fouling in suppressors up to 60 percent
• Ballistically optimized 40-grain lead round nose bullet
• Reliable function in semi-automatic firearms
• Extremely reliable CCI priming and brass case

www.cci-ammunition.com/rimfire/cci/clean-22_suppressor

Federal Ammunition Now Offers 350 Legend in Its Fusion Line

Friday, June 19th, 2020

ANOKA, Minnesota – June 15, 2020 – The 350 Legend cartridge offers higher velocities than any straight-wall, deer-hunting cartridge. Federal initially launched the 350 Legend cartridge into its product catalog by offering two soft-point 180-grain options in its Power-Shok and Non-Typical lines. Now, Federal upgrades its product mix by adding a molecularly-bonded Fusion load in the lighter weight of 160 grains. Shipments of this product have begun to arrive at dealers.

“The 350 Legend delivers superior ballistics and fast velocities for a straight-wall cartridge. It has become quite popular because it’s legal for hunting in many areas where bottleneck centerfire rifle cartridges are prohibited,” said Federal Centerfire Product Manager Eric Miller. “Fusion is one of our most loved product lines because it offers best-in-class performance. Offering 350 Legend in our trusted Fusion lineup is something we know deer hunters will appreciate.”

The 350 Legend cartridge touts significantly less recoil than 450 Bushmaster and more energy than 223 Rem. It’s an ideal fit for compact, maneuverable MSRs and bolt-action rifles. It also delivers ample energy to take down any buck. 

Fusion provides the largest expansion and highest weight retention in its class, making it the ideal choice for this modern straight-wall cartridge. With a molecularly-fused jacket and a pressure-formed core, Fusion transfers maximum energy on target with reliable, tag-filling accuracy. 

Features:
• New 350 Legend 160-grain option
• Copper jacket is electro-chemically applied to its pressure-formed lead core
• Skived, pre-programmed nose provides consistent expansion
• Maximum weight retention for deep penetration
• Quality components and excellent accuracy

www.federalpremium.com/rifle/fusion/fusion-rifle/11-F350LFS1

Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit www.federalpremium.com.

Speer Introduces New Gold Dot Carry Gun Ammunition Designed for Compact Personal Defense Handguns

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

LEWISTON, Idaho – June 17, 2020 – Speer has taken its law-enforcement proven Gold Dot G2 hollow-point bullet and modified it to create a new product line called Gold Dot Carry Gun. This specialized ammunition is designed to provide superior feeding, ballistics and terminal performance through compact handguns. Speer’s new Carry Gun lineup includes 9mm 135-grain, .40 S&W 165-grain, and.45 Auto +P 200-grain loads. Shipments of this new product have begun to arrive at dealers.

“Most shooters believe that a defensive bullet—any defensive bullet—will perform well in typical self-defense situations. But a duty bullet that is designed and optimized for a full-sized duty handgun may not perform to the same standard when shot from a short-barreled carry or backup gun,” said Federal Handgun Ammunition Product Manager Chris Laack. “By taking the Gold Dot G2 bullet and customizing it to function in short-barreled defense pistols Speer has created a self-defense load truly optimized for the guns in which it will be carried.”

Gold Dot Carry Gun features the original G2’s exclusive bullet nose design. Instead of a large hollow-point cavity, it has a shallow dish filled with a high-performance elastomer. On impact, the material is forced into engineered internal fissures to start the expansion process. The result is extremely uniform expansion, better separation of the petals, and more consistent penetration across barrier types. Speer Gold Dot Carry Gun also utilizes the use of quality nickel-plated cases that feed dependably, advanced powders that perform consistently, and a sealed CCI primer that is sensitive and reliable. 

Features:
• Gold Dot G2 bullet design optimized for compact carry pistols
• Shallow dish nose cavity filled with elastomer and structural-plated, pressure-formed core improve performance through barriers
• Extremely uniform expansion and penetration when fired through short barrels
• Exclusive Gold Dot construction virtually eliminates core/jacket separation
• Quality, reliable components and consistent accuracy and performance

www.speer.com/ammunition/handgun/gold_dot_carry_gun/19-24260

Speer ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Speer. For more information on all products from Speer or to shop online, visit www.speer-ammo.com.

San Tan Tactical Announces the Collaboration with Hornady Mfg and Proof Research on the New 6ARC (Advanced Rifle Cartridge) STT-15-6ARC Rifles

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

CHANDLER, ARIZONA: San Tan Tactical®, Hornady Mfg® and Proof Research® have partnered up on the San Tan new 6ARC rifles. San Tan’s innovative high quality firearm systems and unparalleled performance in combination with Hornady’s New 6ARC round originally developed for a specialized group within the US DoD, and Proof Research premium carbon fiber barrels take the AR15 platform to a whole new level!

The Hornady 6ARC Round

Hornady Mfg® a leading ammunition manufacturer, provides world-class performance in a 6ARC factory- loaded cartridge. The high-performance, match-accurate round features an excellent cartridge-to- chamber relationship and shoots exceptionally well. The 6ARC is commercially available in 108gr ELD- MATCH, 105gr BTHP BLACK and 103gr ELD-X -Precision Hunter loads. The ELD-Match round boasts a G1.536BC.

6mm ARC Advanced Rifle Cartridge

Advanced.

Versatile.

Efficient.

Effective.

Tested, selected and fielded by a specialized group within the US DoD for its multi-purpose combat rifle program, the 6mm ARC is an extremely versatile cartridge that does everything much larger cartridges can, and everything that smaller cartridges can’t. Designed to meet the demanding needs of the world’s toughest critics, the 6mm ARC is a truly advanced cartridge capable of utilizing high BC, efficient 6mm bullets for unprecedented levels of performance from such a compact platform.

Advanced–Purpose built to achieve performance never before delivered from the AR-15 platform by providing the ultimate blend of system weight, performance and shootability.

Versatile-Equally at home in AR-15 platforms and short or micro action bolt guns and suitable for a variety of applications from personal defense, match shooting, hunting as well as military and law enforcement use.

Efficient –Balanced application of cartridge and chamber geometry & interface, propellant design and bullet selection for optimum performance and barrel life, the 6mm ARC has unmatched long- range performance from the AR-15 or micro action platform.

Effective–Excellent terminal performance from an assortment of bullet selections, for a variety of applications.

Accurate

–Features match accurate Hornady bullets that are held to the tightest tolerances in our test lab. Low recoil

-Utilizes an efficient propellant charge and bullet weight combination.

-Self-spot impacts on or off target to make rapid adjustments.

-Less felt recoil than larger short action based (308 Win family) cartridges.

Flexible

-Factory ammunition offerings in a variety of bullet styles may be complemented by the handloader who has a multitude of 6mm bullets to choose from for specialized applications from varmint and deer hunting to match shooting needs

81608 6mm ARC 108gr ELD-MATCH

Muzzle Velocity = 2750FPS with 24″ test bbl G1
BC = .536
SD = 261
Min Twist Rate = 1-8”

81604 6mm ARC 105gr BTHP BLACK

Muzzle Velocity = 2750FPS with 24″ test bbl G1
BC = .530
SD = 254
Min Twist Rate = 1-8″

81602 6mm ARC 103gr ELD-X -Precision Hunter

Muzzle Velocity = 2800 FPS with 24″ test bbl
G1 BC = .512
SD = 249
Min Twist Rate = 1-8

The Proof Research® 6ARC Carbon Fiber Barrel

The STT-15-6ARC and STT-15-6ARC-Lite both are configured with industry leading Proof Research® Carbon fiber barrels. Known synonymously for their quality, ultra lightweight characteristics and superior accuracy. Featuring a 6ARC Chamber,18” Length, 7.5 Twist, Rifle gas, .750 diameter gas block.

STT-15-6ARC RIFLE

The San Tan Tactical STT-15-6ARC rifles are a superb example of industry leading technologies from companies pushing the envelope with a desire to achieve more! With the other wildcat caliber’s coming to market over the recent years, the recent 6.8 military requirement, all in an attempt to pursue the maximum output from the AR15 platform.

The Hornady 6 ARC cartridge combined with their variety of projectiles currently available allows a significantly increase in capability above and beyond what is currently available in the AR15 platform. The capability to weight savings is seen in out STT-15-6ARC-Lite, the slick sided billet matched receiver set with out signature lightening pillar cuts. Removing as much weight as possible without sacrificing strength and performance.

STT true matched pillar billet sets, hand finished, matching serial numbers. The upper is cut from a single solid 7075T6 Certified Aerospace Aluminum. Propriety special burnished bore that gives a compacted internal surface, resulting in a much smoother surface finish. The bore, receiver extension face, barrel nut threads and barrel extension surfaces are all machined in one operation ensuring that they are perfectly concentric and perpendicular to the barrel assembly.

STT Lower Features:

• Huge 1.38” Integrally Machined Magazine Well Flare

• Ambidextrous Quick Attach Detach Sling Swivel Points with Anti-Rotation Stops • Ambidextrous Bolt Release

• Ambidextrous Magazine Release

• Bullet Pictogram Safety Selector Markings

• Set Screw Trigger Creep Adjustment

• Set Screw Upper Take Down Tension Adjustment

• Shooter Ready Finger Rest

• Oversized Winter Trigger Guard Perfect for Gloved Hands • Dowel Screw Assembly

• Ultra-Grip Texture on All Controls

STT Upper Features:

• San Tan Tactical Truss Pockets for Increased Structural Rigidity

• Cut from a Single Billet 7075 -T6 Aerospace Grade Aluminum

• Shell Deflector

• Fully Assembled with Forward Assist & Ejection Port Cover

• Machined in T Markings for Easy Optic Relocation

• Machined with M4 Feed Ramps

• Machined to Mil-Spec Standards

• Interfaces with all AR15/M16/M4 Systems & Accessories

• Compatible with Multiple Rails, Anti-Rotation Tabs & Pins

• Compatible with All Known Battery Levers

• No Roll Pin Design – Forward Assist Attaches Via Threaded Dowel Pin

San Tan Tactical STT-15-6ARC Rifle Features:

• STT Suppressor Optimized Enhanced Bolt carrier group

• STT 6 ARC HPT MPI Bolt, Crane O-ring Upgrade

• Proof Research 18” Carbon Fiber 6ARC Barrel

• CMC Triggers 3.5lb Single Stage Match Trigger

• MagPul MOE plus Grip

• MagPul CTR Stock

• MagPul MBUS Pro

• STT 15 16” MLOK Rail

• Precision CNC machined from billet 7075-T6 certified aluminum

• Propriety special burnished bore that gives a compacted internal surface, resulting in a much smoother surface finish

• Type 3, class 2, deep black, hardcoat anodized black

• Features extended feed ramps

• Ambidextrous Mag and Bolt release controls (ambi version only not Lite) • CERAKOTE options are available for additional cost

At San Tan Tactical we want to leave a proud legacy of American Made firearm design. By innovation, superior performance, and value. American Made, through and through is the core value at San Tan Tactical. San Tan Tactical wants each and every shooter to be completely satisfied! Giving them absolute pride of ownership in each product we design and manufacture.

Our formula for success is simple-

San Tan Tactical believes in America, and the heritage upon which this great nation was built! We are a company owned and operated by American’s for American’s! We only utilize the finest quality American made machine’s in conjunction with the highest quality American made materials. At San Tan Tactical we pride ourselves to give unparalleled customer service by, listening, understanding, and quickly satisfying our shooters needs, desires and/or concerns.

San Tan Tactical will never forget that our future success depends on the legacy of our past. We are not satisfied until you are satisfied!

All STT products come with a Lifetime Warranty and are made in the U.S.A., STT proudly designs all its products for Law Enforcement, Military and Civilian use.

For more information about San Tan Tactical and all the products we offer please visit us at www.santantactical.com

Watch Out for 6mm ARC from Hornady

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Federal Ammunition Introduces PUNCH: It’s Newest Defensive Handgun Option for Personal Defenders

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

ANOKA, Minnesota – May 20, 2020 – New Punch draws from Federal Ammunition’s decades of experience designing the world’s finest defensive handgun loads. The bullet’s skived jacket and soft lead core produce the best expansion and penetration in its class, while its nickel-plated brass and sealed primer deliver the reliable feeding and ignition needed for powerful personal protection. Now available in the top five, most popular, self-defense chamberings on the market. Shipments of this product have begun to arrive at dealers.

“Simply put, we know more about making duty and defensive bullets than anyone,” said Federal Handgun Ammunition Product Manager Chris Laack. “We used that knowledge and experience to create a product to specifically meet the needs of self-defense with a handgun. The result of that hard work is Punch.”

Rather than developing a single bullet design for all five loads, the team at Federal evaluated each caliber individually and determined which bullet design and weight would work most effectively for each load. Since the bullets weren’t specifically designed to perform in FBI protocol testing, Laack and his team spent time tuning each Punch load to meet the needs of the self-defense shooter—namely reliable expansion and enough penetration.

“We looked at specifications from our Hydra-Shok Deep, HST and other bullet designs, and took what made sense for Punch,” said Laack. “We selected whatever elements worked best for each individual caliber. We then played with thickness of the jacket, skive depth, hollow point geometry and even differences in lead cores to build the recipe for Punch.”

The result is a blend of good overall performance from a Federal Premium bullet that was designed specifically for the most common self-defense applications such as an extra-heavy clothing test using ballistic gel.

“The fact that that we’re launching Punch in the top five, most popular, self-defense chamberings on the market—all at once—makes a statement,” said Laack. “Typically, a new self-defense ammunition is launched in only one or two calibers then others are added later. But not Punch, we believe in it and know shooters looking for effective defensive ammunition with its specific features will love it.”

Also, in the build, Federal utilized nickel-plated cases, high quality powders, reliable primers with primer seal. Proven bullet profiles and geometry for reliable feeding.

Features & Benefits
• Jacketed hollow-point bullet design provides a balanced mix of effective penetration and expansion
• Out-performs comparably priced competitor rounds
• Nickel-plated brass case with primer seal
• Available in the most popular defensive handgun cartridges

Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit www.federalpremium.com.

Speer Introduces a New Line of Gold Dot Personal Protection Rifle Ammunition

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

LEWISTON, Idaho – May 19, 2020 – Speer Gold Dot Handgun ammunition’s reliability has made it the No. 1 choice for law enforcement. Now Speer is offering the same performance for self-defense rifle applications. New Gold Dot Rifle ammunition is engineered to provide industry-leading performance in FBI protocol testing through barrels less than 16 inches long. Shipments of this new product have begun to arrive at dealers.

The bullets loaded in the new Gold Dot Rifle ammunition line are built using Speer’s exclusive Uni-Cor method. The jacket is bonded to the core one atom at a time, virtually eliminating core-jacket separation and creating a projectile that’s accurate, tough and consistent through all common barriers.

Features & Benefits

• New self-defense rifle loads optimized for peak FBI protocol performance though barrels shorter than 16 inches
• 75-grain 223 Rem. recommended for 1-in-9-inch barrel twist or faster
• 55-grain 223 Rem. option offers reduced penetration for less risk to bystanders
• Consistent penetration and expansion through common barriers
• Extremely uniform jacket maximizes accuracy
• Gold Dot technology virtually eliminates core-jacket separation
• Nickel-plated brass
• Reliable, sensitive primers

Speer ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Speer. For more information on all products from Speer or to shop online, visit www.speer-ammo.com.

 

Julie Golob, Modern Day Wonder Woman, Joins the “It’s Federal Season” Podcast

Saturday, May 16th, 2020

ANOKA, Minnesota – May 14, 2020 – She sets shooting records.  She has served the United States.  She is on the front lines of protecting your 2nd Amendment rights.  And that’s only half of the hats Julie Golob wears.  Find out how she balances all her duties and the Federal products she uses and trusts on this episode of “It’s Federal Season.”   

Episode No. 8 – Modern Day Wonder Woman

www.federalpremium.com/podcast

“I find Julie to be one of the most positive voices and leaders in the hunting and shooting industry,” says Jason Vanderbrink, President of Federal Ammunition.  “Her passion for our industry is only surpassed by the energy she spends to improve people’s skills and knowledge about guns, ammunition, and proper technique.”  This half hour is packed with her life story, influences, her accomplishments, and thoughts on how to maximize a day at the range as well as the importance of our 2nd Amendment rights.  It is one of the best half hours of content found on any medium.

In the Tech Talk segment, Julie Golob stays on for a personal defense discussion with topics ranging from testing your CCW gear at home during the COVID-19 crisis to products she relies on and trusts in her guns.  Before signing off, find out what promotions are available for consumers to buy Federal products and merchandise.  Look for more episodes at www.federalpremium.com or where you find your favorite podcasts.     

Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit www.federalpremium.com.