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Benelli M4 Cerakote

Shot Show 2016: Benelli M4 Cerekote Shotgun

Benelli has a new take on the venerable M4 shotgun. They brought an example to the SHOT show we thought you should see. Benelli has a new version of the tactical M4 12 gauge shotgun available. The new model 11792 M4 arrives in a flat earth Cerekote finish. Cerekote is known to be much more…

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Shot Show 2016: Remington RM380

Shot Show 2016: Remington RM380 THE MICRO-PISTOL WITH A MASSIVE CONTROL ADVANTAGE. Never before has a handgun so diminutive been built to such high standards for performance and reliability. Every feature of the RM380 has been fine-tuned to deliver unfailing function with unrivaled accuracy and control in the most extreme conditions on earth – the fight of your life.…

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Shot Show 2016: Springfield Armory EMP4

Shot Show 2016: Springfield Armory EMP4 The EMP 4″ offers an extra half inch of height, providing plenty of room for a strong and positive grip. The EMP® 4″ is loaded with extras like a fiber optic front sight and two-dot, low-profile combat rear sight for effortless target acquisition. Ambidextrous safety levers, a match-grade barrel, and Posi-Lock™ grip texture to…

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Shot Show 2016: UTAS XTR-12

UTAS is bringing to market a new 12 gauge AR style semi auto shotgun. We spoke with UTAS designer Ted Hatfield who showed us UTAS’ all new design, the XTR-12. Based on the AR platform and weighing in at just under 8 pounds with integrated rails and a 5 round magazine, this looks to be…

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Shot Show 2016: S&W Performance Center Ported M&P Shield

Shot Show 2016: S&W Performance Center Ported M&P Shield Smith & Wesson is introducing its highly acclaimed M&P Shield pistol, in both 9mm and .40 S&W, with a factory ported barrel and slide.Engineered on a high-strength polymer frame measuring .95-inches in width, the Performance Center Ported M&P Shield is standard with a 3.1-inch factory-ported barrel. The new barrel along with the pistol’s three…

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Shot Show 2016: Ruger American Pistol

Shot Show 2016: Ruger American Pistol Designed with the latest U.S. Military standards in mind, the Ruger American Pistol™ is built to perform in the harshest conditions. A true American innovation, this pistol was developed through a rigorous “Voice of the Customer” process – where numerous law enforcement and military trainers, firearms experts, distributors and retailers provided input, feedback and…

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Walther PPQ 45

SHOT Show 2016 Industry Range Day Report

I attended the 2016 SHOT Show range day and got a look at a few new guns that will be headed to your store shelves soon. We will also be reviewing them to give you some perspective on them and what we think of them. Walther We took a look at Walther’s new MC2 PPS…

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Brave Response Holster Review

Brave Response Holster Review

A large number of students, including several females, have said they would like a lightweight, sturdy, and comfortable holster that is easy and quick to put on and take off, doesn't "break the bank" in cost, that could be worn casually without a belt, and would work with more than one model handgun. The females…

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AR-15 vs. Shotgun for Home Defense

AR-15 vs. Shotgun for Home Defense

A few days ago, I got this excellent question from a fellow named Karl L... “I find it interesting that you recommend a rifle over a shotgun for home defense. All the other experts I have talked to and research I have done point to a shotgun because with 00 buckshot you don't have to…

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Beretta 92 - 9mm

Are These 5 Guns Severely Overrated Or Perfect?

Beretta 92 - 9mm The Beretta 92 is the standard sidearm for most conventional U.S. military forces.  Listed as the M9, it’s an extremely reliable Single Action/Double Action pistol with good magazine capacity and easy maintenance procedures. However, more and more law enforcement agencies are ditching it in favor of striker-fire Glocks and Sig Sauers.…

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