October 2, 2015 product highlights

Dan Wesson (now owned by CZ-USA) has reintroduced its excellent Model 715 .357 revolver (6″). Hopefully the other barrels and models will follow.

Ruger now has its LCR revolver in .327 Federal Magnum. 6 rounds. $619.

Ruger also has a new line of Ruger-branded ammunition in .380 ACP, 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. The ammo uses a lead-free copper alloy/nylon binder bullet and will be produced under license by PolyCase Ammunition. The light-bullet ammo will use significantly higher velocities to compensate. One wonders why they don’t make Ruger brand Ruger cartridges, like .480 Ruger & .375 Ruger.

Beretta has announced its ARX-200 rifle in 7.62 NATO. It appears similar to, but is very different from, the ARX-160/ARX-100 rifles.

Wildey is back — WildeyGuns.com!

The .960 (sic) Rowland. (9mm, not 96 caliber). Basically the old 9mm Win. Mag., shortened. We don’t know why.

Weatherby has redesigned its famous Mark V rifle, calling it the New Mark V. It has the new LXX Trigger (adjustable to 2.5 lbs.), a slimmer ergonomically enhanced stock, hand-lapped barrel, and a 3-shot Sub-MOA accuracy guarantee.

Along with the New Mark V rifle, Weatherby has also announced the introduction of the new 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum cartridge, with three load options using Barnes and Swift bullets and muzzle velocities of 3,395 to 3,531 fps. The new chambering will be available in the new Mark V rifles, as well as the Accumark, Accumark RC, and Ultra Lightweight rifle series.

Weatherby’s new Element semiauto shotgun is inertia-driven (Benelli system). 12, 20 and 28 gauges. $1100 (+$50 for 28 ga.) Or just get a Benelli.

SB Tactical has more “pistol arm brace” guns.

Bersa has announced a new longslide version of its popular DA/SA Thunder 9 Pro, called the Pro XT, developed specifically for competition with the barrel and slide extended to 4.9″, 0.7 inches longer than the full-size Thunder 9 Pro. It also includes a fiber optic front sight and a fully-adjustable rear target sight. The aluminum alloy frame has a silver anodized finish while the slide is deep blue (black). 17+1 capacity. 34 oz.

Benelli’s Vinci is now available as a Tactical model.

Daniel Defense’s new DD5V1 is their version of an AR-10 in 7.62 NATO.

Winchester is now making gun safes in the US.

Real Avid has a LOT of multi-tools for shooters. Look under the “Products” tab.

Browning’s rechargeable Disrupter searchlight produces 2600 lumens ($425), while their keychain lights look like mini choke tubes ($12).

Streamlight has a new model of its compact Siege AA lantern, with a magnetic base (available at Amazon). The Siege AA lanterns feature one white C4 LED and two red LEDs to provide five output modes, and a globe cover that provides 360 degrees of soft, even light.

With its cover removed, the light also can illuminate large areas. Uncovered, the white C4 LED delivers 200 lumens on High, 100 lumens on Medium, and 50 lumens on Low. The red High setting provides 0.7 lumens and the red emergency setting flashes.

Run times for the white LED are 7 hours (High), 15.5 hours (Medium), and 37 hours (Low); the red LEDs run for 8 days on High, and the SOS mode provides 12 days of run time.

The Siege AA with Magnetic Base weighs 9.1 oz. with batteries (not included), and is 5.44″ tall. Available in Safety Yellow, the Siege AA with Magnetic Base runs $53 and the magnetic base is also available as an accessory (Coyote color only) for $12. The lantern includes Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Underground Tactical Magazine Pack MAGPUL PMAG 30rd NON-Window GEN M2 w/Underground Skull Logo, 5.56 NATO. 10 pack for $99.

RCBS’ new Pro Chucker 7 Auto Index Progressive Press is the first 7-station auto-indexing press on the market. $1100. (Available at Optics Planet, Midway USA, and Brownells.)


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