Archive for the ‘Firearms’ Category

Blaser Introduces the R8 Rifle in 6.5 PRC

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

San Antonio, Texas (July 13, 2021) – Blaser is pleased to now offer its iconic R8 modular rifle in a 6.5 PRC chambering.  Known for its accuracy and long-range performance, the 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge is essentially a magnum version of the 6.5 Creedmoor with a flatter trajectory and higher impact velocity making it a favorite of long-range hunters.

The straight-pull R8 bolt-action rifle, renowned for its reliability, repeatability, speed, and precision, offers hunters a vast number of configurations to meet their needs in the field.  Options include a wide array of stock options, a recoil reduction system, adjustable comb, adjustable length of pull, and numerous barrels and bolt heads to facilitate quick conversions to different calibers, depending on the type of game one is hunting.

“If you combine all the different standard options on an R8, you can build over 47 million unique rifles and that does not even include custom shop options,” said Jason Evans, CEO, Blaser Group. “The interchangeability makes it incredibly easy to convert your rifle from one caliber to another by simply switching out the barrel and bolt head.  This can be done in less than a minute. The engineering and craftsmanship is so extraordinary, after any barrel change, the rifle will shoot to within 1/2 MOA every time.“

The compact overall length and modularity of the Blaser R8 offer distinct advantages to hunters who travel frequently, allowing them to carry one rifle with several different barrels instead of transporting multiple guns around the world.  The Blaser Saddle Mount system allows for easy and precise mounting of a riflescope by allowing the one-piece base of the mount to fit into notches machined into the top of the free-floating barrel.  The barrel and saddle mount become one accurate unit, ensuring absolute repeatability once the scope has been zeroed, regardless of how many times the scope is removed from the barrel.  The R8‘s concentric locking lugs with 14 locking surfaces provide 360-degree enagagement, further enhancing accuracy.  This rifle also features one of the safest actions in the world thanks to its highly-acclaimed manual cocking mechanism.

The R8 is available in numerous calibers from 204 Ruger to 500 Jeffrey.  For more information visit

SilencerCo AR-15 Lowers Expands Availability Through Major Distributors

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

Previously only sold at exclusive locations, SilencerCo AR-15 Lowers are now available to all firearm retailers through gun distributors.

Fully customizable, they are manufactured from billet 7075-T6 aluminum and hardcore Type III anodized.

Unique features include ambidextrous bolt catch, flared magwell, integrated QD sling cups and an enlarged integral trigger guard.

Available through following distributors: RSR Group, Lipsey’s, Camfour, Allen Arms Tactical, Sports South, Bill Hicks, Silencer Shop, Brownell’s and Capitol Armory.

MSRP: $249

For more information, visit

New 12th Edition of Firearms Guide is Published

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021

Impressum Media Inc., Los Angeles, CA – May 09.2021 – Firearms Guide, the largest gun guide, gun values guide and gun schematics & manuals library just published its Online and Flash Drive 12th Edition.

“The New Firearms Guide Flash Drive 12th Edition is published as a cloud-based Online Edition and a as off-line Flash Drive Edition for Windows. It is the world’s largest searchable guns & ammo reference guide that presents over 80,000 antique and modern firearms, air guns and ammunition from 1,500 manufacturers from 62 countries. It covers all types of guns from the oldest black powder muskets to American classic guns to the newest 2021 guns. Users can search the guide by caliber, type of action or stock, by year of production, country of origin, or any other way and will get all the tech specs, prices, features and up to 12 high-resolution pictures per gun. That is the reason why Firearms Guide is used by many police forces around the world as a firearms identification tool” says Chris Mijic, publisher of Firearms Guide. “If you are a gunsmith you will love the fact that the new 12th Edition has over 18,500 printable high-resolution gun schematics, blueprints, manuals and antique catalogs that you can check on your computer or tablet and you can print them out when you work on a client’s gun.” All that material is available to gunsmiths online 24/7 or off-line with Flash Drive for Windows computers.

“Many Firearms Guide users love the fact that they can use the Flash Drive Edition offline, completely anonymously, without Google or any search engine or internet provider tracking and archiving their gun related searches that they can later sell to any client or deliver to the government” says Chris Mijic, publisher of Firearms Guide. The Flash Drive Edition keeps privacy private.

Published since 2009 for shooting industry professionals and gun enthusiasts, with its new 12th Edition published as Online Edition at and as Flash Drive Edition, Firearms Guide is:

1. A Reference Guide that presents over 80,000 antique and modern firearms, air guns and ammunition from 1,500 manufacturers from 62 countries.

2. A Gun Value Guide that presents antique and modern guns with gun values online based off of the 100% – 30% condition ratings

3. A Gun Schematics, Blueprints & Manuals Library with 18,500 printable hi-res gun schematics, blueprints, catalogs & manuals for all types of antique and modern guns & ammo.

Firearms Guide Flash Drive 12th Edition is available in a combo with the Online 12th Edition and with free updates at

Troy Industries Moving to Tennessee

Monday, May 17th, 2021

Troy Industries was founded in Massachusetts by Air Force Veteran and Massachusetts State Trooper Steve Troy. There’s no doubt that Massachusetts? is Troy’s home so it came as quite a surprise to find out that Troy Industries had recently announced that they are moving their operation to Clarksville, Tennessee beginning in June. Of course, Steve Troy is also a pragmatist.

“While TROY has enjoyed a very successful period of growth in Massachusetts, the changing climate for firearms manufacturers in the state determined the need for our relocation to Tennessee to ensure the continued success of the company. We are excited to begin this new venture and appreciate all the support we have already received from Representative Mark Green, Governor Bill Lee and the state of Tennessee in making this relocation possible.”

Steve Troy,
President and CEO,
Troy Industries, Inc.

They plan to employ 75 employees and Tennessee is glad to have them.

“I appreciate TROY for choosing to relocate to Tennessee and am proud to partner with this world-renowned firearms manufacturer. When companies pick Tennessee to locate or expand their operations, it is a vote of confidence to our state’s business-friendly climate and skilled workforce. I thank TROY for this investment and the creation of new jobs for Tennesseans.”

Bill Lee
Tennessee Governor


Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Just released, the Galil ACE II features a few upgrades.

It’s offered in a pistol version (seen above) and rifle configuration (with folding stock) in 7.62 x 39 as well as a 5.56 NATO rifle (with side folder).

They’ve integrated an M-LOK handguard and the side folding stock will accept Mil-Spec M4 carbine stocks (yes, they can telescope for length of pull asjustment) and comes with a Magpul CTR stock. The pistol is equipped with a SBA-3 stabilizing brace.

They also updated the Trigger profile and shorted the safety profile and throw.

Learn more here.

Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. Announces Intent to Divest Thompson/Center Arms Brand

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., May 3, 2021 — Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: SWBI), a leader in firearm manufacturing and design, today announced that it plans to divest its Thompson/Center Arms brand. This decision is part of the Company’s broader strategic plan that will focus on its core Smith & Wesson brands.

Mark P. Smith, President and CEO of Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc., said, “Thompson/Center is a beloved hunting brand with a longstanding heritage, and we are committed to ensuring a smooth transition. Thompson/Center Arms’ loyal consumers should rest assured that they will continue to receive the world-class firearms, accessories, and customer service support that the brand has been known for since its founding in 1965.  We remain fully committed to the hunting and long-range shooting market, and with this divestiture we will be able to now focus on these categories under our iconic Smith & Wesson brand.  Additionally, this will allow us to immediately redirect manufacturing capacity to increase overall production volumes, allowing us to gain additional market share while simultaneously increasing profitability.”

At this time, a buyer for the Thompson/Center Arms brand has not been identified; however, the divestiture is not expected to have a material financial impact on the Company’s first quarter fiscal year 2022 results and the Company expects the divestiture to be accretive to the Company’s full year fiscal 2022 through higher overall production levels, increased margins, and lower marketing costs. The Company states that this decision will not result in a workforce reduction as its flexible manufacturing model allows it to repurpose capacity immediately to other areas without a headcount reduction.

Interested parties should contact the Company via email at [email protected] or by calling 413-747-3448.

Christensen Arms Introduces New Modern Precision Pistol

Friday, April 16th, 2021

Gunnison, Utah – (April 16th, 2020) Christensen Arms, manufacturer of state-of-the-art precision firearms and custom carbon fiber barrels, is proud to announce the new Modern Precision Pistol (MPP). Weighting in at just 4.4 to 5.8 lbs., this new MPP was created for situations that require a lightweight, compact firearm such as backpacking or back-country hunting. 

Building upon the success of their Modern Precision Rifle (MPR), the Modern Precision Pistol (MPP) is a purpose-built, bolt-action pistol chassis. It is initially available in four calibers with a muzzle-threaded barrel, in lengths ranging from 7.5” to 12.5”, creating an ideal suppressor host.  

“We are excited to offer this new MPP in a bolt-action pistol design. The intent was to offer shooters the same familiarity and performance of the MPR in a compact, pistol chassis system,” said Stephen Graham, Senior VP of Marketing, Christensen Arms. “This MPP has the same accuracy potential and dependability as our field proven MPR’s, as they share many of the same features and components.”

The new MPP’s standard features include: Christensen Arms’ legendary carbon fiber barrel, adjustable side-baffle brake, precision-machined action and fluted bolt, oversized bolt knob, 20-MOA optic rail, forward mount rail with an integrated barricade stop, 5-round detachable AICS magazine, TriggerTech® flat trigger, an ergonomic pistol grip, and retains QD and MLOK accessory attachment points. Combine that with a folding SB Tactical® stabilizing brace, and the new Modern Precision Pistol is built to take pistol performance to new distances.


Chambering: Barrel Length: Twist Rate: Overall length:

.300 BLK 7.5”      1/5      28.25”

.223 REM 10.5”      1/7      31.25”

6.5 CRDMR 12.5”      1/8      33.25”

.308 WIN 12.5”      1/7      33.25”

MSRP starting at: $2,295

To learn more about the new MPP and the complete product offerings from Christensen Arms, please visit or follow us on social media @christensensarms.

Ironhorse Firearms is Back!

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

For Immediate Release: Salt Lake City, UT – A:er a successful partnership and collaboration, Iron Horse Firearms and Blackwater Worldwide have mutually agreed to end the relationship and pursue endeavors more in alignment with the respective brands.

Iron Horse Firearms will continue to manufacture their flagship products of the Sentry 12 and the Iron Horse line of thumb operated AR-15 style rifles. All products remain in full production and dealers will continue to receive orders on schedule.

“We’re grateful for our time with the team at Blackwater Worldwide and all of the opportunities that the relationship created. As we move into this next chapter, we’re looking forward to the continued development and manufacture of our line of products under the original Iron Horse Firearms brand, as well as branching into some of our E-Commerce and manufacturing software offerings designed for businesses in the firearms industry.”
– Ryan McDonald, CEO of Iron Horse Firearms