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SK Customs Launches “Premier Presidente” as the Second Edition in the Mexican War of Independence Series

Monday, September 26th, 2022

HAYMARKET, VA – September 16, 2022 – SK Customs® continues to honor Mexico’s Independence by launching “Premier Presidente,” a tribute to Mexico’s first President, Guadalupe Victoria. As a limited-edition production run of only 200 Full Size Government Model Colt 1911 chambered in 38 Super, the pistol marks the second edition of the Mexican War of Independence Series.

Serving as a general, deputy, senator and governor, Guadalupe Victoria, born Miguel Fernández y Félix in 1812, was a George Washington-type man of great character and integrity. “Guadalupe” stems from his dedication to the Virgin of Guadalupe while “Victoria” marks his desire to succeed in Victory in the fight for independence. 

Each side of the firearm includes a beautiful custom scroll. The left displays a depiction of the Virgin of Guadalupe, borders of floral patterns that frame a dramatic illustration of Victoria at the battle in Juego de Pelota and a banner declaring him “Benemérito de la Patria,” meaning “Benefactor of the Homeland.”

The right side of the firearm features Victoria’s sword being thrown across a moat that insurgent soldiers did not dare cross including the quote, “Va mi espada en prenda, voy por ella,” translated as, “There goes my sword as pledge, I’m going for it!” Guadalupe Victoria courageously swam across the moat and cut the rope of a bridge to allow the troops into the city. The rear panel marks a symbolic coat depicted from The Constitution of 1824, which transformed Mexico into a federal republic.

The top of the slide presents a portrait of Victoria in uniform naming him “Premier Presidente de México, Guadalupe Victoria.” The area in front of the rear sight depicts the Coat of Arms of the Mexican Federal Republic by decree in 1823 Eagle, and below sits the cross from the Presidential Coat of Arms.

SK Customs® is extremely proud to commemorate this rich piece of history. This custom gun’s frame, slide, barrel and hardware are all highly polished and feature silver plating in select areas of the slide and hardware components. This historical masterpiece is made complete with Pearlite grips presenting the silver emblem of the iconic Rampant Colt as well as a special engraved edition number.

To learn more about SK Guns®, and SK Customs®, visit skguns.com.

Faxon Overwatch Tactical 8.6 BLK Bolt Action Rifles

Friday, September 23rd, 2022

Not content with merely making barrels for the new 8.6 Blackout, Faxon Firearms has recently released the Overwatch rifle series, looking to combine top-quality bolt-action rifle building with the 8.6 Blackout caliber. Today we’re breaking down the two versions of the Overwatch Tactical.

The Overwatch is available in a more traditional style with the Overwatch Hunter, as well as two flavors of chassis builds in the Overwatch Tactical, in a 16″ barreled rifle and a 12″ barreled/braced pistol.

The Overwatch Tactical 16″

The 16″ Faxon Overwatch Tactical Bolt Action in 8.6 BLK provides modern modularity and attachment capabilities while retaining the classic bolt action experience.

Features and Specs

• Faxon 16″ 1:3 Twist 8.6 BLK Barrel w/ Thread Protector, Taper Adapter, and Remage-Style Nut

• Muzzle threaded M18x1.5mm for use with any AI standard muzzle device or suppressor mount

• MDT LSS XL Gen 2 Chassis

• Faxon TAC 30 Action & Bolt by Stiller

• AICS Mag Compatible

• Timney Elite Hunter 510-V2 Trigger

• B5 Precision Collapsible Stock

• B5 Pistol Grip

Weights & Dimensions

• Weight: 7.61 lbs

• Length: 35.375″

• Depth: 8″

• Width: 1.5″

The Overwatch Tactical 12″

The 12″ Faxon Overwatch Tactical Bolt Action in 8.6 BLK provides modern modularity and attachment capabilities while retaining the classic bolt action experience but in a smaller package, of course.

Features and Specs

• Faxon 12″ 1:3 Twist 8.6 BLK Barrel w/ Thread Protector, Taper Adapter, and Remage-Style Nut

• Muzzle threaded M18x1.5mm for use with any AI standard muzzle device or suppressor mount

• MDT LSS Gen 2 Chassis

• Faxon TAC 30 Action & Bolt by Stiller

• AICS Mag Compatible

• Timney Elite Hunter 510-V2 Trigger

• SBA3 Pistol Brace

• B5 Pistol Grip

Weights & Dimensions

• Weight: 7.87 lbs

• Length: 29″

• Depth: 8″

• Width: 1.5″

Features of the Overwatch Tactical

Let’s go over the commonalities then the differences; here are the Overwatch 16″ Rifle and 12″ Pistol share these commonalities.

Faxon TAC30 Action by Stiller

Stiller Actions has been making premium quality rifle action based on the Remington 700 for years. With customers hunting in the woods, competing at the range, and chasing down enemies of America, Stiller Actions is well known to those who demand quality.

Tac30 Action

• Designed for Tactical and Long Range Hunting applications

• Bead Blasted 416 Stainless

• 90-degree bolt throw

• Modified M16 extractor, Remington 700 pin-style ejector

• It fits any Remington 700 short-action inlet stock

• Accepts AICS pattern mags

The first thing you’ll notice with the Tac 30 action is how amazingly smooth the bolt rides when you run it back and forth. But, of course, you can thank Stiller’s proprietary, double-layer coating for that.

Timney 510 Elite Hunter 510-V2

The Timney Elite Hunter 510-V2 is one of the best triggers on this earth. Zero creep, sharp break; it’s perfection in tangible form.

The Differences Between The Overwatch Tactical Rifles

There are two primary differences between the Overwatch Tactical 12″ and 16″. First, besides the barrel length, the rifle has a buttstock, while the pistol has a stabilizing brace.

First, let’s talk barrel length. Next, here’s a look at the preliminary load data for 8.6 Blackout, as provided by Faxon and Q.

The difference between 12″ and 16″ with Barnes supersonic 160gr is only 150 fps. With Sierra’s 300gr subsonic round, the difference is about 40 fps. With 8.6 Blackout optimized for performance in short barrels, there’s little difference.

Instead, the barrel length (and corresponding brace/stock) is more about personal preference and legality. For example, in some states hunting with pistols is outlawed, regardless of caliber.

There’s also the matter of comfort and terrain. If you’re on the shorter end, you’ll probably opt for the 12″ barrel. This is also true if you spend more time hunting in densely wooded areas.

But if you’re more of an ent who likes hunting in wide open spaces, that modest performance gain in the 16″ barrel combined with the more adjustable B5 stock makes a better platform for most.

Regardless of which barrel length you prefer, it’s clear that Faxon Firearms is swinging for the 8.6 Blackout fences with the Overwatch Tactical and Overwatch Hunter.

Like 8.6 Blackout, but prefer a semi-auto to bolt-action rifles? Read more on Faxon’s Sentinel AR-10 platform rifle.

Tisas Announces Their Newest 9 MM Carry Pistol, the 1911 Stingray Carry

Friday, September 16th, 2022

Adding to their popular Carry line, Tisas introduces the Stingray Carry (B9BA).

The Stingray has a host of features at a price point anyone can afford:
• Ed Brown Bobtail® Style Mainspring Housing
• Forged Slide
• 4.25” Hammer Forged Barrel
• G-10 Sunburst Grips
• Beavertail Grip Safety
• Ambidextrous Safety
• Stingray Gray Cerakote Aluminum Frame with Undercut Trigger Guard
• Novak™ pattern 3 Dot Sights
• One Flush Fit 9 rd. Magazine and One 10 rd. Magazine
• Tisas Lifetime Service Plan

With an empty weight of less than 27 ounces, the Stingray Carry will fit your concealed carry needs.

M.S.R.P. is $579.95 and are shipping now.

Tisas USA is the exclusive importer for Tisas products. For more information on these or any of their other top-quality products, contact your dealer/distributor, or visit www.tisasusa.com

Christensen Arms Unveils New Modern Hunting Rifle

Monday, September 12th, 2022

Gunnison, Utah – (September 12th, 2022) Christensen Arms, manufacturer of state-of-the-art precision firearms and custom carbon fiber barrels, is proud to announce the launch of the new Modern Hunting Rifle (MHR) with Flash Forged Technology (FFT). Whether it’s a once-in-a-lifetime hunt or ringing steel at the range, the MHR was created to meet the unique requirements of every shooting situation. Built on an aluminum mini chassis with V-block bedding, the MHR offers the accuracy of a chassis rifle while providing the ergonomics of a hunting rifle with complete modularity. The all-new FFT stock, forearm, and grips can all be customized to fit any shooter or shooting position.

“With conservation being at our forefront, Flash Forged Technology results in greater environmental sustainability by saving energy and eliminate waste,” said Jason Christensen, CEO of Christensen Arms. “Utilizing automated processes and virgin recyclable materials, FFT is truly 100% zero-waste manufacturing without producing harmful toxins or emissions.  This new technology helps support our goal of wildlife conservation by reducing our environmental impact and protecting our lands and wildlife for future generations – all while creating a more superior product.”

The new MHR features include: Custom Machined Receiver, Black Nitride Finish Skeletonized Bolt Handle FFT Carbon Fiber Bolt Knob, Custom TriggerTech Trigger, 7075 Aluminum Billet Chassis, FFT Carbon Fiber Forearm with m-Lok, QD and Picatinny mounts, Interchangeable Grip Modules, Adjustable FFT Carbon Fiber Cheek Riser, Adjustable Length of Pull trigger, 416R Stainless Steel Aero-grade Carbon Fiber Wrapped Barrel, Stainless Steel Side Baffle Brake (Removable) and a 5/8 × 24 threaded Muzzle for optional suppressor. All backed by Christensen’s Sub-MOA accuracy guarantee.

Finish options include: Black Anodized, Desert Brown and Tungsten Cerakote.

Chambering Barrel Length Twist Rate Total Length

6.5 CRDMR 22″ 1/8 M43.5”

6.5 PRC 22” 1/8 43.5”

.308 WIN 22” 1/10 43.5”

Weight starting at 7.4 lbs.

MSRP starting at: $3,499.99


Christensen Arms Announces New Mesa FFT Hunting Rifle in Optifade Camo

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Gunnison, Utah – (August 31, 2022) Christensen Arms, manufacturer of state-of-the-art precision firearms and custom carbon fiber barrels, is proud to announce the new Mesa Hunting Rifle with Flashed Forged Technology (FFT) is now available in W.L. Gore™ Optifade™ Camo. Camo options include: Optifade Subalpine Camo Stock with Black Nitride Barrel & Action and Optifade Elevated II Camo Stock with Tungsten Barrel and Action.

“The new Mesa FFT with sporter-style stock makes it ideal on those long hikes up the mountain,” said Stephen Graham, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Christensen Arms.  “Backcountry and most hunters alike look to shave not only pounds but ounces.  The New Mesa FFT is the perfect solution while maintaining the structural integrity and performance you have come to expect from Christensen firearms. Adding these superior Optifade camo patterns to our state-of-the-art hunting rifles definitely gives the hunter an extreme advantage in accuracy and concealment.”

The new Mesa FFT is a great solution for most all hunting conditions – weighing in at 5.5 pounds makes it an ideal rifle on the mountainside or long treks to your hunting location.  It utilizes an ultralight contour stainless steel barrel with a Cerakote® finish, “seamless” removable radial muzzle brake, and is backed by the Christensen Arms Sub-MOA Guarantee. 

The new Mesa FFT features include: Christensen Arms 416R Stainless Steel Barrel with a Featherlight Contour, Stainless Steel “Seamless” Radial Brake (Removable), 1/2 × 28 Threaded Muzzle for optional suppressor, Precision Machined Receiver, Christensen Arms Precision Machined Receiver and Carbon Fiber FFT Stock. Also available in left-handed configuration. All backed by Christensen’s Sub-MOA accuracy guarantee.

Mesa Subalpine Model Specifications:

Chambering Barrel Length Twist Rate Total Length

6.5 PRC       20”     1/8   40.75”

.300 PRC       22”     1/8   43.75”

.300 WIN MAG       22”     1/10   43.75”

28 Nosler       22”     1/9   43.75”

Mesa Elevated II Model Specifications:

Chambering Barrel Length Twist Rate Total Length

6.5 CRDMR       20”     1/8               40.75”

6.5 PRC       20”     1/8   40.75”

.308 WIN       20’     1/10   40.75”

Weight starting at 5.5 lbs.

MSRP starting at: $1,699.99

Over the past 25 years, Christensen Arms has consistently been at the forefront of firearm innovation and wildlife conservation efforts.  From the introduction of the carbon-fiber wrapped barrel to financial support of leading wildlife conservation groups, Christensen Arms is always finding new ways to improve the shooter’s experience while protecting our beloved hobbies and traditions.


Introducing the Lightweight Ruger LC Carbine in 5.7x28mm

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is excited to introduce the lightweight, compact Ruger® LC Carbine™ chambered in 5.7x28mm. The compact nature of this carbine owes to its bolt-over-barrel design and feeding through the grip. The Ruger LC Carbine has a full 16.25″ barrel, features a reversible side-folding stock adjustable for length of pull, and is compatible with Picatinny rail-mounted accessory stocks. The stock and Rapid Deploy adjustable sights can be folded for storage.

Utilizing the same magazines and controls as the innovative Ruger-5.7™ pistol, the LC Carbine is the ultimate range companion. Even when using typical 40 grain 5.7x28mm jacketed bullets, this high-performing carbine’s felt recoil is comparable to a .22 LR. Like the Ruger-5.7 pistol, the LC Carbine utilizes Ruger’s safe, reliable and proven Secure Action™ fire-control mechanism that combines a protected internal hammer with a bladed-safety trigger that has a short, smooth pull, clean break and positive reset. The fluted, nitride-coated alloy steel barrel is durable and lightweight and allows for the attachment of standard muzzle accessories.

Ruger President and CEO, Chris Killoy, took time out at the range with the new LC Carbine and says, “I can’t describe how ergonomic the LC Carbine feels in your hands. You have to experience it on the range to really appreciate how it balances and moves. The controls are intuitive and conveniently located, and the lack of felt recoil makes it hard to put down.”

Made in the USA of strong and lightweight materials, the Ruger LC Carbine is ideal for the range, backpacking, small game, or anywhere a versatile and reliable carbine is appreciated.

To learn more about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger firearms, visit Ruger.com.

Sneak Peek – Enhanced Siete from LaRue Tactical

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

It’s great to get an update after so long on LaRue’s Siete project after premiering at during SHOT Show 2020 and then disappearing during the COVID epidemic.

Mark LaRue posted this to social media.

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You’re probably asking “Mark, why the F did the Siete take so long?” Well, there has been a slew of things. Mainly, the finite number of hirable folks in America that can be considered “craftsmen”.

Sure, we’ve always had more than our fair share of American Craftsmen, but just enough to keep up with the ongoing demand for our QD mounts, MBTs, uppers, and everything else. The constantly-changing political climate continues to trigger unprecedented rushes on our website, kicking the Siete back off our priority board.

Reacting to all this, we’ve systematically polished our act by internally organizing work around an all-enveloping ERP system. Now, we’re there – backorders have been reduced – parts inventory built up, etc.

*So … Let’s Do This *

There’s no doubt, our Enhanced Siete will be your go-to bolt action.

The introductory price of $2,899 includes a free second barrel of your choosing.

A deposit of $950.00 will confirm your place in line. You will be billed the remaining $1,949 when your order ships.


Tisas Introduces 1911 Match Pistol

Friday, August 26th, 2022

Tisas, a premium supplier of 1911-style pistols, enters the competition market with the introduction of their 1911 Match Pistol.

Tisas’ line of 1911’s, are already known for out of the box accuracy, but some customers were asking for a model better suited to competition and Tisas responded with the following upgrades for their latest model:

• Forged Stainless Steel Slide
• Forged Stainless Steel Frame
• Slide & Frame are hand lapped
• 416R® Hammer Forged Barrel with an 11-degree crown
• 25 LPI Checkered Front Strap & Mainspring Housing
• 20 LPE Front and Rear Cocking Serrations
• LPA® Adjustable Rear Sight
• Serrated Front Sight
• Extended Magazine Release
• Competition Magwell
• Overtravel Adjustable Match Trigger
• Series 70® internals
• G10® Target Grips
• Ambidextrous Thumb Safety
• 2 x 8 Round Stainless-Steel Magazines
• Locking Hard Case
• .45 ACP
• Lifetime Service Plan

Now shipping with an MSRP $1199.95.

Tisas USA is the exclusive importer for Tisas branded products. For more information on these or any of their other top-quality products, contact your dealer/distributor, or visit www.tisasusa.com.