Monthly Archives: January 2012

Last Minute Announcement

4D Reamer Rentals LTD has a Sweepstakes we mentioned to you in the past.  It will end at the close of business on January 31st.

They are giving away $2000 worth of training, to be specific a 4 Day, Defensive Handgun Training course taught by the professionals at Front Stight Firearms Training Institute.  It’s exciting that a firearms trade business is willing to help others learn about personal defense and self reliance in this way.

Click here to answer this question.  Why should you get some quality firearms training?

Good Luck to all that enter this Sweepstakes!

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Shot Show 2012

On Media Day at Shot Show this year one of the guns I was able to handle and shoot was the new Browning A5.  This gun is similar in overall look to the old model A5 but is a light weight gun, much easier to handle and swing.  I am no Shotgun expert but out of about 12 Clays I fired at I powdered all but 3.  Being a pretty average sized guy I can say this is one the best off the shelf shotguns I have ever had the pleasure to shoot.

I just grabbed one of several variation of the new A5 of the table and went to the firing line.  I have an old recoil operated gun in my collection, it’s fun to shoot because I know my Great Grandfather used it on the Farm, now I still shoot that same gun for fun.  My greatest surprise from the new model was how much better it swings than the old model and with about a pound lighter overall weight I guess that should not be a surprise.

 

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Who is paying attention?

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First person to correctly post what this means as a comment I will send a Z-Hat Baseball cap.

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Mossberg MVP Series Rifles

Mossberg claims this is the first bolt action rifle designed to utilize AR style magazines.

Chambered in 5.56mm NATO (.223 Rem) Weaver-style basesCombo package includes a pre-mounted and bore-sighted 4-16x50mm variable riflescope, bi-pod and 10-round magazine 24”, button rifled, medium-bull barrel with a 1:9 rate of twist. and an 11 degree varmint crown finishes the barrel off.  A benchrest style stock with a down turned pistol grip.  The trigger is fully adjustable from 2 to 7 lbs.  A nice touch is the spiral fluted bolt standard from the factory.

These rifles could easily be converted to use any cartridge that will fit in the AR Magazine, most notable, the 6.8 SPC, and the 204 Ruger.   MSRP for the rifle is about $650.  Add $100 for the scope package.

This new rifle is already featured on the Mossberg web site.

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1886 Kodiak Trapper

New for 2012 from Chiappa Firearms is this carbine model of the venerable 1886 rifle.  Winchester produced nearly 160,000 of their version of the 1886.  Originally a John M. Browning design, the 1886 has been through a few changes over the years, including the pistol gripped version called the Model 71.

Ciappa 1886 Rifle.

Pictured here is the Rifle version of the Chiappa 1886.

The latest edition from Chiappa is a carbine with an 18.5″ barre, half round and half octagon, the finish is a brushed electroless nickle.  The stocks are walnut over-coated with a rubberized finish.  Obviously, this rifle is intended for easy handling and wet weather.  Sights are “Skinner Express Sights”.  Caliber is 45-70, however it could easily be converted to 450 or 50 Alaskan.

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Special Offerings from a single Wholesaler 2012

Lipsey’s has an exclusive model of the Ruger #1 that will be a limited edition of 250 guns.  All Stainless, light sporter edition guns chambered in 250 Savage.  They will feature a 22″ light weight sporter barrel, and a walnut stock.  Because of the short production run of this rifle it should have a good collectors following, and everyone likes to have a special gun that is not too common!

Lipsey’s is well know to Dealers nation wide as a source for unique limited offerings.  These limited production guns help the local “Mom & Pop” gun shops to compete with the big box stores.  Dealers check out Lipsey’s here.  If you would like to see what this gun will look like Ruger shows the basic model but in blue finish here: Ruger

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The Double Tap from Heizer Defense

This is the first model offered by Heizer specifically designed for the concealed carry market.  A light weight (14 oz.) and durable back-up pistol made with either a titanium or aluminum  frame.  Caliber choices are currently limited to 9mm or 45 ACP.  The trigger is a double action ridding on ball bearings.  Two rounds in the chambers and room for two more stored inside the grip.  It has a break-action and optional ported barrels.

100% U.S. Made pistol

Double Tap™ Tactical PistolSuggested Retail Prices Non-Ported Ported
Aluminum $499.00 $569.00
Titanium $729.00 $799.00

UPDATE:

October 11, 2012  Raymond B. Kohout, Inventor, DoubleTap announced today that he terminated his agreement with Heizer to manufacture the DoubleTap.  Apparently the company was not able to produce the gun in quantities required to fill orders.  Kohout is looking for a new manufacturer to build his design.  This little gun has received a fair amount of attentions since it’s introduction, don’t be surprised if it comes back to the market very soon.

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50 BMG Bolt Gun with Magazine for under $2500

Safety Harbor Firearms Inc. is offering a bolt action 50 caliber at SHOT Show for only $2450 MSRP.  The Magazine holds 5 rounds.  Available with barrels of 18, 22, and 29 inches.  As you might imagine its a bit utilitarian but what do you need on a big gun like this.

If you have ever had a chance to shoot a 50 caliber rifle, they are just plain fun.  I need a spotter, lets head to the range!

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What’s going on at SHOT Show?

Feeds from the Shot Show, yes I am a POMA Member!

Click on the graphic if you would like to see what is going on at SHOT Show 2012. Since I am a powerful member of the media I am allowed to share this with you. (He laughs Maniacally!)

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Off to SHOT Show 2012

Fred will be at the SHOT Show this week interviewing people, Signing is Hawk Manual in booth #4250, and looking for new things that would make a GunsmithTalk.  Watch for updates all this week and more to follow.

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