Sig Sauer has a new, self-defense ammo that looks promising.

Elite Performance Centerfire Pistol Ammunition features the SIG V-Crown stacked hollow point design that “provides a smaller additional hollow point cavity behind the main cavity. This design, along with V-shaped jackets skives and scores provides controlled, uniform expansion at all effective distances and velocities,” according to Sig officials.SIG-Ammo-Web-New-Cutaway

It has a “unique toothed cannelure located halfway up the shank of the bullet to more effectively lock the jacket and core. This feature provides exceptional structural integrity in a jacketed design, ensuring maximum weight retention and outstanding terminal performance.”

Elite Performance ammo has a nickel-plated, brass case to reduce corrosion, enhances lubricity, and improves feeding and extraction, Sig officials say.

Sig Sauer has a detailed video on its website. Elite Performance is available in .380 AUTO, 9mm Luger, .357 Sig, .40 S&W and .45 AUTO and retails for $16-$22 for a box of 20.



Tracking Point officials sent me this beauty shot of their networked tracking scope mounted on the Army’s newest sniper rifle.
In January, we reported that the Army had purchased six Tracking Point systems for testing.

“While we don’t know the depth to which the system will be tested, we can showcase the platform it is on, including our working in-house version,” Tracking Point officials said. “Our networked tracking scope and guided trigger are integrated with the XM 2010 enhanced sniper rifle for military testing purposes.”

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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 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…]


DSC_0526Most 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…]