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SIG SAUER Introduces Limited Edition P220 LEGION CARRY SAO to LEGION Series Line-Up

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

NEWINGTON, N.H., (September 8, 2020) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of the P220 LEGION CARRY SAO (.45 cal) to the exclusive SIG SAUER LEGION Series product line of pistols.

“The introduction of the P220 LEGION CARRY SAO is both a unique and exclusive opportunity and brings several firsts to the market for our LEGION Series pistols. Most notably this is the first introduction of both a carry size pistol and the availability of a .45 caliber for a LEGION Series pistol,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer, and Executive Vice President, SIG SAUER, Inc. “Additionally, this is a rare opportunity to either become a member of the exclusive SIG SAUER LEGION or expand your collection as a current LEGION member, due to the fact that this is a limited run pistol.”

The SIG SAUER P220 LEGION CARRY SAO is a carry-size .45 caliber, hammer-fired pistol, featuring a Legion Gray stainless steel slide and frame, with X-RAY3 Day/Night Sights, single action only flat trigger, and ambidextrous manual safety. LEGION enhancements include a solid steel guide rod, enhanced checkering on the front strap and under the trigger guard, front cocking serrations for easy slide operations, black G-10 checkered grips with LEGION medallion inset on the grips, LEGION Chevron engraved on the slide, and includes three (3) 8-round magazines.

P220 LEGION CARRY SAO Specs:

Overall Length: 7.1 in.
Overall Height: 5.5 in.
Overall Width: 1.5 in.
Barrel Length: 3.9 in.
Sight Radius: 5.7 in.
Weight (incl. magazine): 30.4 oz.

By registering a SIG SAUER LEGION Series pistol owners become a part of the SIG SAUER LEGION. This includes members-only access to free gear and premium merchandise, in addition to exclusive LEGION Member-only communications and events. To learn more about the SIG SAUER LEGION visit sigsauer.com.

Contact your local SIG SAUER retailer for the availability of this limited run SIG SAUER P220 LEGION CARRY SAO. Complete product specs and information for the P220 LEGION CARRY SAO are available at sigsauer.com.

Lipsey’s Goes Back To Where It All Began With Retro P80 9mm Exclusive

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Baton Rouge, La.—Lipsey’s, the nation’s premier firearms distributor, has unveiled the new Lipsey’s Exclusive GLOCK P80. A historical reproduction of the original, innovative GLOCK pistol adopted by the Austrian Army in 1982.

In 1981, Gaston Glock assembled a team of engineers and designed his first firearm. The result was submitted to the Austrian Army pistol trials and won the contract in 1982. The Army then designated the first GLOCK as the Pistole 80. These guns were later known commercially as “G17s” and were only available in the US market for two years until the “Gen2” model was introduced in 1988. P80 marked GLOCKs were never imported into the United States.

After its American debut as the GLOCK 17 in 1986, the simple, yet proven, mechanics and materials have remained mainly the same. The original P80 and Gen1 G17 featured non-railed frames with no finger grooves and wrap around pebble grain texturing. Lipsey’s worked with GLOCK to recreate the Gen1 single pin frame and the original flat extractor. The P80 markings are the same font used in 1982. The classic “Tupperware” style container was also re-manufactured for this edition. Each GLOCK P80 includes a commemorative overbox and certificate of authenticity.

The new Lipsey’s Exclusive GLOCK P80 was developed to allow modern GLOCK enthusiasts to acquire a piece of the company’s unique history. The concept began with Jason Cloessner, Lipsey’s Vice President & Product Development Manager, who initiated the collaboration with GLOCK some three years ago. “I have always wanted to do a retro GLOCK pistol. GLOCK took painstaking measures to recreate the original frames and packaging to make this P80 edition as close to the original as we could get. Not only is this edition a great shooter, but it also helps tell the amazing story of how GLOCK came to be.”

Bob Radecki, GLOCK, Inc. National Sales Manager was an instrumental partner in bringing this throwback concept to life. “GLOCK, in conjunction with Lipsey’s, is very pleased to commemorate the adoption of the GLOCK P80 by the Austrian Army with a recreation inspired by the original GLOCK Pistole 80. The P80 was GLOCK’s first pistol and was the catalyst that led to the introduction of the G17, which revolutionized the pistol market and launched GLOCK as the pistol manufacturer trusted around the globe for over 30 years.”

You can access GLOCK P80 technical specs and information here: Lipsey’s GLOCK P80

Located in Baton Rouge, Lipsey’s formed initially as a wholesale hunting and fishing distributor in 1953.

Today, Lipsey’s is one of the largest independently owned firearms distributors in the country offering a full catalog of firearms, NFA items, and accessories. The “AIM HIGHER” company mantra focuses on innovative product development, distribution, and dedication to family, community, and industry. With a committed focus on relationships, Lipsey’s provides value to federally licensed dealers and the industry’s top manufacturers.

Please visit www.lipseys.com or follow at facebook.com/lipseysguns and Instagram @LipseysGuns

PROOF Research Introduces the Conviction Ti Long-Range Precision Tactical Rifle

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

For the serious precision rifle shooter, PROOF® Research has again listened and significantly reduced rifle weight without compromising long-range accuracy.

Columbia Falls, Mont. (August 2020) – PROOF® Research, an innovator in precision rifle technology, is proud to announce the newest addition to their precision, long-range rifles with the Conviction Ti, a new standard in lightweight, tactical, long-range rifles.

PROOF Research combined a lightweight, titanium receiver with their match-grade, carbon-fiber barrel and laid carbon-fiber stock. With a starting weight of just 6 lbs. 6 oz., the Conviction Ti is backed by Proof Research’s SUB ½ MOA guarantee. The ergonomic design features an adjustable cheekpiece, a near-vertical grip, low-profile flush cups, integral rail and a wider forearm to accommodate an EFR mount. Also, the Conviction Ti is available with a right or left-handed titanium action, a TriggerTech trigger, and a Pachmayr recoil pad. Using PROOF Research’s Extreme-Accuracy bedding technique, the Conviction Ti long-range rifle will not disappoint competitors, hunters, or our nation’s peacekeepers for its uncompromising accuracy over extreme distances.

The Conviction Ti rifle excels in every-shot performance, even at exceptional distances. For the hunter, competitor, and military, where weight is an important consideration when carrying a fully kitted-out rifle, loaded backpack and other accessories, the Conviction Ti rifle is the clear winner. Even fully kitted with scope, suppressor and bipod, the Conviction Ti rifle comes in under 13 lbs., half the weight of traditional tactical rifles.

The Conviction Ti’s lightweight carbon fiber stock and barrel are made with cutting-edge polymer technologies, coupled with a titanium receiver that is lighter than steel but even stronger than high-strength steel. The Conviction Ti is a superior rifle for consistent, long-range performance in the toughest environments.

The PROOF Research Conviction Ti precision rifle weighs between 6 lbs. 6oz and 8 lbs. 2oz. depending upon the specific build and starts at $8,499. Head over to proofresearch.com to build your own Conviction Ti.

PROOF Research’s high-fiber content, cut-rifled composite barrels are well-known within the precision rifle community for their extreme accuracy. Developed to enhance mission success for our warfighters, PROOF Research’s carbon fiber barrels are designed for long-range accuracy, performance, and reliability under any environmental condition.

Find out more about PROOF Research barrels and rifles at proofresearch.com.

Savage’s Rascal Minimalist Brings Style to Micro Rimfires

Sunday, August 2nd, 2020

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – July 30, 2020 – Savage Arms has taken the quintessential introductory rimfire in another bold direction. The new Rascal Minimalist mirrors the stylish lines and laminate stock of its bigger brother, Minimalist, yet retains the features and compact sizing that has made Rascal America’s favorite firearm for teaching kids marksmanship and safety skills.

“The laminate stock and bright color combinations of Rascal Minimalist make this a stylish rifle,” said Beth Shimanski, Director of Marketing for Savage. “And it demonstrates, again, Savage’s commitment to providing the very best tools to every shooter—even those who are just learning to shoot.”

 

Savage’s Rascal is built on the industry’s safest micro rimfire action. Like the rest of the Rascal family, Rascal Minimalist is a single-shot rifle that cocks by lifting the bolt. It unloads just as easily – without the need to pull the trigger. The design builds superior shooting skills thanks to full-size rifle features, including Savage’s user-adjustable AccuTrigger™ system and a threaded (1/2-28) barrel.

FEATURES:

• Reliable, single-shot action

• Manual Safety

• Unload without pulling the trigger

• User-Adjustable AccuTrigger

• Feed ramp

• Modern aesthetics and ergonomics

• ChevCore™ Laminate technology in Pink/Purple or Teal/Gray

• 11.5” Length-of-Pull

• 16 1/8” Carbon Steel Matte Black Barrel with 11 degree target crown

• Threaded ½-28 with cap

• Includes ear plugs and firearms lock

 These new Rascals will start shipping this August. Visit your local Savage dealer and place your order today. Find your local Savage dealer at savagearms.com/where.

Savage Now Building Southpaw Precision

Monday, July 20th, 2020

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – July 15, 2020 – In keeping with its long tradition of supporting southpaw shooters, Savage is pleased to announce the debut of new left-handed models of their dynamic Precision Series rifles. New Model 110 Elite Precisions and 110 Precisions will be available this summer, making precision long range shooting accessible to any left-handed marksman.

“Savage has built an extensive catalog of left-handed firearms, quite possibly the largest in the industry.” said Beth Shimanski, Director of Marketing for Savage Arms. “Our customers come to expect it from us and these new Precision rifles once again demonstrate our commitment to serving all of our customers, equally.”

110 ELITE PRECISION LEFT HAND

The 110 Elite Precision has changed the way shooters think of off-the-shelf rifles. The Model 110 action rides in an Adjustable Core Competition chassis from Modular Driven Technologies (MDT). From its full-length ARCA rail to its nitride coatings, this is a rifle built for a lifetime of Elite Precision.

FEATURES
• Savage factory blueprinted action
• MDT ACC aluminum chassis with fully adjustable stock
• ARCA Rail along the entire length of the chassis
• Stainless steel, flash nitride target receiver
• Titanium Nitride bolt body
• 1.5-4 lb user-adjustable AccuTrigger
• Self-timing taper aligned muzzlebrake (short action calibers only)
• MDT Vertical Grip and AICS magazine

110 PRECISION LEFT HAND

The 110 Precision pairs Savage’s legendary 110 action with a LSS XL chassis designed by the accuracy experts at Modular Driven Technologies. The 110 Precision is fully customizable. From the adjustable comb height and length of pull, to the capabilities of its AccuTrigger™, this aluminum-framed rifle is built for long-range accuracy and uncompromising performance.

FEATURES:
• Savage factory blueprinted action
• Matte black carbon steel heavy barrel, threaded 5/8-24
• MDT LSS XL Chassis with FDE Cerakote
• Exclusive skeletonized stock with fully adjustable comb height and length-of-pull
• 1.5-4 lb user-adjustable AccuTrigger
• 20 MOA 1–piece EGW rail
• AICS magazine
• BA Muzzlebrake

Learn more at www.savagearms.com.

Kit Badger On Custom Bolt Guns

Saturday, July 18th, 2020

Our friend Ivan takes on Custom Bolt Guns in his latest video series. He goes over how to get one made.

It’s in two parts:

kitbadger.com/rifle-301-by-sawtooth-rifles-part-1

kitbadger.com/rifle-301-by-sawtooth-rifles-part-2

Here’s a taste.

Act Now On Franklin Armory’s Title 1

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Minden, NV, June 18, 2020 – Title 1TM Update: Take action NOW!

The Franklin Armory® Title 1TM was created for our friends in California who wish to have a full featured firearm option for legal and compliant use in the state as it is not a pistol, rifle, or a shotgun. More importantly, it is NOT an assault weapon!

You have until midnight, June 30th 2020, to get your deposit on the Franklin Armory® Title 1TM for only $5!

We are here to stand up and fight alongside you against this overreach of your second amendment rights in California!

Franklin Armory® has filed suit, among other things, to have the California DOJ do their job and process the transfers of Title 1. Franklin Armory®, along with the CRPA, have also been working together to facilitate the individuals’ ability to be represented as well…

Franklin Armory® has donated the initial $100,000 in financing for a Mass Action lawsuit in which each customer that has made a deposit can likely participate in a lawsuit against the California DOJ as a plaintiff seeking to prevent their continued administrative barriers.

I should point out that Franklin Armory® and CRPA are already suing the State for damages in state court. This case being announced today is a wholly separate action for you, the consumer. Besides donating the initial funding, Franklin Armory® will not be managing the mass action case… You will be contacted via email by Michell & Associates, P.C. for further instructions regarding the mass action case.

Franklin Armory® has repeatedly attempted to reach out to the California DOJ to resolve this issue, but the California DOJ has stalled and promoted a backdoor ban on the Title 1TM by expanding the definition of “assault weapon” and permitting only those Title 1TM firearms possessed before June 30th, 2020 to be registered – All the while avoiding their administrative duty to add the drop down menu to enable the legal transfer of these firearms in the DROS system…

It’s doesn’t take a genius to figure out that this inaction is likely deliberate and intentional… The Title 1TM may be lawfully sold in California, but is being blocked from sale due to actions taken solely by the California DOJ!

Now is the time to act…

franklinarmory.com/title-1-deposit

Savage Arms’ Minimalist Rifles Redefine Rimfire

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – June 4, 2020 – From the diminutive power of the Rascals, to the potential offered by the new Precision Series, Savage Arms knows rimfire. Now Savage is redefining rimfire style with Minimalist—a distinctly different stock design for the Mark II, 93 and 93R17 rifles.

is pleased to introduce Minimalist, a distinctly different take on the classic rimfire design. Minimalist combines a laminate stock for lightweight strength with several additional features for excellent usability in the field. With its button rifled barrel and user-adjustable AccuTrigger, the bolt-action Minimalist delivers Savage accuracy. Minimalist rifles are offered in 22 LR, 22 WMR, and 17 HMR.

“Minimalist takes Savage rimfire in a new direction,” said Beth Shimanski, Director of Marketing for Savage. “The laminated stocks are ideal for older youth and adult shooters, yet the rifle weighs only 5.68 pounds. If you’re looking for a new option for plinking or hunting small game, Minimalist delivers.”

Above Minimalist’s carbon steel action, a Weaver-style base is pre-installed. Make the most of cost-effective rimfire rounds by topping these bolt-actions with a scope or red-dot and the rifle will be ready for the range.

Features

• Bolt action rimfire chambered in 22 LR, 22 WMR, and 17 HMR

• 18” carbon steel barreled action

• Matte black sporter contour barrel  

•  1?2-28 threaded barrel with cap

• Green or brown laminate stock

• 2.5-6 lb. user-adjustable AccuTrigger

• 10-Round detachable magazine

• 2-Piece Weaver bases

Part No. / Description / MSRP

26736 / MARK II MINIMALIST (Green) 22 LR 18-inch barrel / $359

26737 / MARK II MINIMALIST (Brown) 22 LR 18-inch barrel / $359

91936 / 93 MINIMALIST (Green) 22 WMR 18-inch barrel / $359

91937 / 93 MINIMALIST (Brown) 22 WMR 18-inch barrel / $359

96636 / 93R17 MINIMALIST (Green) 17 HMR 18-inch barrel / $359

96637 / 93R17 MINIMALIST (Brown) 17 HMR 18-inch barrel / $359

Learn more at www.savagearms.com.