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SHOT Show 23 – Tippmann Ordnance .22LR Gatling Gun

Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

Known for their 9mm hand cranked Gatling Gun, Tippmann Armory is now Tippmann Ordnance and is adding a .22LR version to the lineup.

Releasing in April

Rate Of Fire – 600 Rounds Per Minute

Overall Length – 20″

Aluminium Housing

Weight – 15lbs

Barrel Length – 8.5″

50 Round Belt Length – 54 3/4

100 Round Belt Length – 109 1/2

Shadow Systems Releases Long-Slide Full-Size DR920L

Sunday, January 15th, 2023

Las Vegas, NV (January, 2023) – American pistol manufacturer Shadow Systems has announced the release of its newest pistol, the DR920L, at SHOT Show 2023. The DR920L is built on same frame as the brand’s top-selling duty-role 9mm, the DR920, and features a lengthened top end.

Shadow Systems’ DR920L adds a full sight radius 5.3 inch barrel for best-in-class accuracy and control during rapid fire. The long slide configuration soaks up recoil making it the brand’s fastest, uncompensated design. The reduction in felt recoil and improved shot-to-shot recovery of the DR920L gives shooters an edge when accuracy and speed matter.

The DR920L’s frame features configurable ergonomics. Interchangeable backstraps allow shooters to adjust the grip angle to fit their natural point of aim. An extended beavertail and aggressive trigger guard undercut work to dramatically reduce recoil and increase controllability. The frame’s wrap-around grip texture is aggressive enough to keep the gun firmly in the shooter’s grip without being uncomfortable for daily wear.

The DR920L is available only as an Elite model. The DR920L Elite slide features front, rear, and top directional serrations, window cuts, and a thinned profile at grasping locations. The pistol features a 5.3 inch conventionally rifled, spiral fluted match-grade unthreaded barrel.

The drop-safe, flat-faced aluminum trigger has a 4.5-5.0 lbs trigger pull and a crisp, tactile reset. Shadow Systems’ patented optic cut allows shooters to mount the mini red dot optic of their choosing. The optic cut on the DR920L can accommodate most major brands of RDS optics directly mounted to the slide, without intervening plates or adapters.

The DR920L is compatible with holsters designed for the G34. Available immediately at dealers nationwide, the DR920L retails for $1,175. More information can be found at shadowsystemscorp.com/DR920L

Franklin Armory CA320 Added to California Roster of Certified Handguns

Saturday, January 14th, 2023

MINDEN, Nev. – January 13, 2023 – Franklin Armory®, a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of firearms and accessories, is pleased to announce that its new CA320 handgun passed the California Department of Justice Laboratory Certification and Handgun Testing process and is now listed on the State’s “Roster of Certified Handguns.” Franklin Armory’s CA320 is chambered in 9mmX19, has factory night sights, and is the first optics ready pistol listed on the roster.

CA320 joins three other Franklin Armory models on California’s list of “Handguns Certified for Sale.” In 2018, Franklin Armory’s CA7 (chambered in 5.56 NATO / .223 Remington) became the first AR pistol ever to be listed on California’s roster of approved handguns. Franklin Armory’s CA11 (.300 Blackout) and CA12 (.350 Legend) AR pistols were added to the list in 2019.

“CA320 builds upon Franklin Armory’s trailblazing track-record of firearms innovation,” said Franklin Armory President Jay Jacobson. “CA320 is further affirmation of Franklin Armory’s enduring commitment to support the Second Amendment rights of Americans living in restrictive jurisdictions.”

California FFL dealers interested in learning more about CA320 are invited to visit Franklin Armory’s SHOT Show 2023 booth #20349. Orders will be accepted starting opening day of SHOT Show.


ROSE by SIG SAUER: A Complete Solution for Women to Begin Their Firearms Journey

Thursday, January 12th, 2023

NEWINGTON, N.H., (January 12, 2023) – Introducing ROSE by SIG SAUER™.  Developed by SIG SAUER in collaboration with Team SIG Professional Shooter and 8-time World Champion Lena Miculek, the all-new ROSE brand by SIG SAUER was created to help encourage and inspire women to take on the responsibility of their own personal safety through education, training, and community.

ROSE by SIG SAUER is a complete firearms education program that begins with a custom ROSE P365 kit including a special edition P365-XL COMP ROSE pistol chambered in 9MM or P365-380 ROSE, a custom ROSE Vaultek safe, and instant access to a complete step-by-step video training series with Lena Miculek that is supported by an online community to encourage, inspire, and grow female shooters to become more confident and comfortable. 

“For the past ten years I have been exclusively a professional competitive shooter. While I worked hard for my titles, and am proud of all that I have accomplished, the most rewarding part of my career has been to help women overcome fear and get into firearms ownership.  You could say that ROSE blossomed through these experiences and is now made possible by the power of the SIG SAUER brand,” began Team SIG Professional Shooter Lena Miculek.  “ROSE is not only a pistol, it is a kit you take home with you to start your firearms journey and become part of a community where you are supported and can learn at your own pace in an environment you are comfortable in.  I have heard countless times from women that they leave the store with more questions than answers and they want to learn.  This is where ROSE by SIG SAUER comes in; the heartbeat of this program is education and getting you from the retailer to the range so you can start your lasting journey with firearms.” 

ROSE by SIG SAUER is a complete program that helps women take the first step towards responsible firearms ownership.  The program begins with the purchase of ROSE by SIG SAUER P365 kit that provides you with all the tools you need including the pistol, safe storage, and dummy rounds to begin your firearms journey and start your training program.  Whether it is your first firearms purchase, or you are just looking to improve your skills, the full online training course, guided by Lena Miculek allows gun owners to get comfortable handling the pistol and ready for the range.  The educational component is further complimented by an online community to support and share the journey as you learn and grow. 

“ROSE by SIG SAUER is based on Lena’s years of experiences as a career competitor and in teaching women at every skill level, all over the country.  ROSE was developed to be a complete system, that’s easy to understand, easy to learn and easy to use,” added Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER Inc. “For all that ROSE has to offer including the kit, the program, and the community, the entire package is a tremendous value that will pay dividends from the day you purchase and well into the future as both the ROSE by SIG SAUER brand and program grows.”

The SIG SAUER ROSE kit includes either a custom P365-XL COMP ROSE in 9MM or a P365-380 ROSE with (2) magazines, a signature ROSE Vaultek Lifepod™ pistol safe with built-in lock system and TSA approved, (5) polymer dummy rounds for safe dry-fire practice, a magazine loader, a personal note from Team SIG professional shooter Lena Miculek which includes access to the QuickStart guide and online training series.  Additionally, custom ROSE by SIG SAUER printable practice targets are available for download at sigsauer.com/rose.

Both P365 ROSE pistols feature custom ROSE accents including a laser engraved ROSE polymer grip module, optics-ready slide with X-RAY3 Day/Night sights, and matte rose gold-colored controls including trigger, manual safety, slide catch, and takedown lever.  Additionally, both pistols are optic-ready for direct slide mounting of the SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEOZero Elite optic.  The P365-XL COMP ROSE includes an integrally compensated slide, flat XSERIES trigger, and ships with (2) 12-round 9MM magazines, while the P365-380 ROSE comes standard with a curved trigger, and (2) 10-round magazines.


Caliber: 9MM / 380 AUTO

Overall length: 6.6 inches / 5.8 inches

Overall height: 4.8 inches / 4.2 inches

Overall width: 1.1 inches / 1.1 inches

Barrel length: 3.1 inches / 3.1 inches

Sight Radius: 5.1 inches / 4.9 inches

Weight (w/magazine): 20.7 oz./ 15.7 oz

The complete SIG SAUER ROSE kit is now shipping and available at retailers.  To learn more about the SIG SAUER ROSE program and watch the welcome video with Team SIG professional shooter Lena Miculek, visit sigsauer.com.

Join the ROSE by SIG SAUER Community:

IG: @rose.sigsauer

FB: @ROSE.SIGSAUER and /groups/rosecommunitysigsauer


POF-USA Tombstone

Monday, January 2nd, 2023

The new Tombstone from POf-USA certainly caught me off guard. It’s a 9mm box-fed lever action rifle with features you’d expect from an MSR including a modular handguard, ambi controls, flat face trigger and even a free floating barrel.

Probably the only thing I’m not thrilled with is the proprietary magazine. Granted it’s a 20 round capacity, but it’s yet another magazine I’ll have to procure if I want to pick this rifle up, and I do.

My hat is off yet again to POF-USA, a company who continues to innovate.


Oracle Arms 2311

Friday, December 23rd, 2022

Dayton, Nevada – For Immediate Release

Oracle Arms is proud to release an industry-first pistol design loaded with innovative features. The Oracle Arms 2311™ is the ultimate combination of race gun DNA and duty weapon reliability. It combines the time-tested 1911 operating system with modern engineering and manufacturing processes to create a pistol that is on the leading edge of industry design.

“Our primary objective when designing the 2311 was to combine the fit, finish, speed, and trigger pull of a purpose-built single action match pistol with the versatility and reliability of a striker-fired polymer duty pistol. Not only did we accomplish that, but we did so while wrapping the platform around a magazine that is roughly 1/3rd of the cost of the competition that doesn’t suffer from any of the common issues that current “double-stack 1911” magazines are notorious for. To make the barrier to entry even lower, we priced the 2311 in a range that makes it approachable for the average enthusiast and recreational competition shooters.”


• Available in five 9mm configurations: Compact, Compact Elite, Combat, Combat Elite, and Competition

• Modular grip and magwell provide unmatched versatility and mission adaptability

• SIG® P320 magazine compatibility allows for the use of readily available, reliable, and cost-effective magazines

• Patented debris clearance channels in critical areas ensure peak-performance in austere environments

• Right-side slide lock; the first completely ambidextrous double-stack 1911-style platform

• Includes four interchangeable slide plates, allowing the use of most popular optics right out of the box

• Innovative linkless barrel and bushing-free design provide for simple takedown and assembly

To get a hands-on experience with the 2311, please visit Oracle Arms at the upcoming 2023 SHOT Show in booth 70143 in Caesars Forum and at Industry Day At The Range.


A World-Class Collaboration: Ball and Buck x Blaser R8 Hunting Rifle

Wednesday, December 14th, 2022

Gunnison, CO – December 13th, 2022 – Sporting lifestyle brand Ball and Buck and premium firearms manufacturer Blaser, announce their partnership with the debut of the special edition Ball and Buck x Blaser R8 hunting rifle. The rifle, reimagined by Ball and Buck founder and sportsman Mark Bollman IV, follows in their long-line of outdoor industry leading brand collaborations that include the likes of New Balance®, Danner Boots®, and Jeep®. Each rifle is hand-crafted from ultra premium wood, aerospace grade aluminum, and proprietary Ball and Buck materials.

“Four years ago I began the journey to create the best rifle on the planet–one that combined Ball and Buck’s timeless and understated style on the outside and industry leading technology and performance on the inside. With the precision engineering of German craftsmen and women, we took the iconic Blaser R8 Platform and infused our proprietary materials and design details to create an heirloom rifle that’s fit for a display case, but built to be used afield.”

The Ball and Buck x Blaser Signature R8 rifle begins its life with a hand carved stock and forearm from high-grade walnut; then it’s buffed with a smooth matte oil finish before it’s crowned with Ball and Buck signature leather and a pop of blaze orange stitching for a luxurious feel that only gets better with age. Every detail of this rifle was intentional from the custom engraved matte black receiver to its gold inlays, bolt head, and trigger and finally the individually numbered pistol grip cap.

“It was a pleasure bringing Mark’s vision to life and building a custom R8 that represents both brands so cohesively,” said Christian Socher, CEO, Blaser GmbH. “We are excited to introduce this elegant R8 rifle to Ball and Buck customers who, like our own clientele, appreciate superior performance and exceptional craftsmanship.”

The Ball and Buck x Blaser R8 Rifle is available exclusively through Clay Shooter’s Supply in Dallas, TX. Inquire today at ballandbuck.com.

Red Arrow Weapons Releases 9mm Models

Tuesday, December 6th, 2022

Fork Union, VA – Red Arrow Weapons answered the need for firearms focused specifically on home defense and sport shooting with the launch of two new 9mm models.

Customers can choose between a midsize option with 9-inch handguard and a shorter option with 7-inch handguard. Both options include a recessed 3-inch blast can to push percussion and gases forward for an improved user experience.

The 9mm models also come outfitted with premium upgrades, including an ambidextrous selector, integrated hand stop, a 2.5-pound single stage trigger, and three cerakote color options.

With high-quality options at an affordable price point, Red Arrow Weapons has created its own category in the firearms market.

To learn more about Red Arrow Weapons and browse the full lineup of products, visit redarrowweapons.com.