There were a lot of new pistols at SHOW Show this year, but I think most unique design had to be the Remington R51.
Breaking from the popular frame designs like Glock and 1911, Remington Arms Company has produced a very streamlined carry pistol that is loosely based on the 1916 Remington Model 51, designed by John Pedersen.
It looks like something that would have been right at home on the set of an early James Bond flick.
But I’m not judging. I didn’t see it fire on the range, but it does have a lot of features that warrant a closer look.
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LAS VEGAS — German gun-maker Heckler & Koch GmbH stole headlines at SHOT Show with an assault rifle featuring a new silencer made by the U.S. firm Operators Suppressor Systems.
Outfitted with OSS’s new octagonal suppressor, H&K’s MR556SD rifle redirects gas out of the front of the gun rather than the back, according to Jason Koon, a member of H&K-USA’s competitive shooting team who demonstrated the technology to Military.com last week at a range in Boulder City, Nev.
“With most suppressors when you fire the rifle, the gas comes back through the charging handle and kind of smacks you in the face a bit,” Koon said during an interview at the nation’s largest gun show. “But with this gun, the gas is redirected through the can and back out the front. It physically pulls the rifle off the shoulder when fired.” [click to continue…]
Most things made by Crye Precision look high-speed and the tactical clothing and gear maker’s new Six12 rotary-fed, semiautomatic breaching shotgun is no different.
Yes, Crye Precision LLC., the creator of the MultiCam camouflage pattern, showed off its new Six12 12 gauge shotgun at this year’s SHOT Show.
The streamlined package is designed to mount under AR-style rifles and carbines in attempt to solve a problem most breachers face, said Eric Burt, senior design engineer at Crye.
“As soon as the door is breached, he has to get out of the way and transition and get to the back of the stack as they enter the room,” Burt said. “We wanted to have a shotgun that you can breach doors with attached to your primary weapon so that a breacher can breach the door … then go on in.”
Burt has designed weapons in the past for Advanced Armament Corp. and Magpul Industries. Crye officials hired him to design the Six12.
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I just got my hands on Sig Sauer’s new P320 striker-fired pistol, and I did not want put it down.
I didn’t get to fire it, but I was really impressed with the ergonomics, particularly the position of the slide release. It’s right by the thumb and requires very little thumb pressure to engage it.
The P320 comes in a carry and full-sized models and represents a dynamic shift from Sig Sauer’s traditional hammer-fired pistols.
“We are a hammer-fired pistol company and everybody knows us by that type of gun,” a Sig Sauer official said. “Everybody has always asked ‘when are you going to come with a striker-fired pistol.’ They say ‘I like my Glock. I like my M&P. I like my XD. You guys don’t have that.’”
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LAS VEGAS — Smith & Wesson on Monday touted its new .460-caliber revolver as an ideal firearm for your backpack in the backcountry.
Officials with the Springfield, Mass.-based company let selected members of the media fire the Performance Center Model .460 at a range in Boulder City, Nev., as part of the opening day of the annual SHOT Show. The country’s largest gun show is taking place this week in Las Vegas and is expected to draw some 60,000 attendees. [click to continue…]
LAS VEGAS — Glock Inc., put its new Glock 42 on the firing line at SHOT Show Monday. The slim .380 pistol is ultra compact but is still large enough for a good, stable grip.
Glock’s decision to go with the smaller .380 round has puzzled some of its fans, who are concerned about the tiny round’s lack of stopping power. Mike Robinson, marketing director for Glock, explained the gunmaker’s decision on the range. [click to continue…]
I wouldn’t mind finding this in my Christmas stocking. Impression’s Media Inc., just published its new AR RIFLES DVD, a digital guide to more than 1,300 versions of the Black Rifle.
“Impressum Media’s AR RIFLES Digital Guide presents over 1,300 semi-auto and full-auto AR rifles from 65 manufacturers worldwide. It also contains a schematics library with printable and zoomable exploded views and parts lists of many AR rifles; a great value for any gunsmith or gun enthusiast,” according to a recent press release.
The guide covers ARs in every caliber from .22LR to .458 SOCOM. They are presented with technical specifications, features, prices and up to 12-high-resolution zoomable pictures for each model. The guide allows you to quickly find models, schematics and parts lists. You can also get information on bullet styles, bullet weights, features and ballistics of all the currently available ammunition in the particular caliber of that rifle, Impressum Media officials maintain.
The DVD works on Windows XP, Vista, 7 & 8. It’s available at www.FirearmsGuide.com for $16 plus a $2 shipping fee.