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Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. introduced the popular Ruger® LCP and LC9 pistols factory-equipped with Viridian® Reactor green laser sight (R5) or Reactor tactical light (RTL).
Fans of green lasers understand the advantage of a beam that is up to 50 times brighter than conventional red lasers for around-the-clock, all-conditions targeting indoors or out. Now these shooters can get this exceptional technology as a Ruger factory package available exclusively through TALO distributors.
If a taclight-equipped pistol is preferred, the LCP or LC9 fitted with the Reactor RTL is the choice to make. It illuminates over twice the horizontal area of standard taclights, thanks to exclusive wide-beam Radiance™ lighting technology that puts the beam where it’s needed most.
Every LCP and LC9 fitted with a Reactor green laser or taclight comes with a pocket holster and is equipped with exclusive ECR™ Instant-On technology. ECR™ Instant-On shuts the laser/light off while holstered. The laser/light instantly ignites the moment the weapon is drawn. ECR eliminates fumbling with buttons, unfamiliar grips, and the delay and confusion that can arise in lethal encounters. With ECR, when you draw, it’s on.
For more information, visit www.taloinc.com.
The Mk3 CBR (Carbine Battle Rifle) is chambered in .308 WIN/7.62x51mm NATO and is precision-built to deliver the relentless functionality that CMMG rifles are known for. The Mk3 CBR is an ideal rifle for long-range shooting or close-quarters action and because it’s built with CMMG’s premium manufacturing requirements, it gives shooters the chance to own a high-end AR rifle at a practical price. The Mk3 CBR features the free-float RKM15 KeyMod hand guard that measures 15 inches in length to accommodate a wide range of hand positions and allows users to attach an assortment of different accessories. The KeyMod slots are located at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions with a 1913 Picatinny rail on top to give the hand guard an array of mounting options. The KeyMod system is the new industry standard for mounting accessories. It is a simple, comfortable and lightweight solution that offers users a low-profile mounting alternative to the M1913 Picatinny rail. The KeyMod system presents a new level of customization, as it allows the direct attachment of compatible accessories without the use of intermediate M1913 Picatinny rails. For accessories that are not yet KeyMod compatible, users can purchase a separate CMMG 5-slot Picatinny adapter rail that can be easily attached to any of the KeyMod slots for optimal placement of the accessories. The Mk3 CBR rifle is constructed with a hard-anodized, billet 6061-T6 aluminum receiver. A 416 stainless barrel was selected and features a nitride finish that provides the barrel with long-lasting accuracy and corrosion resistance. CMMG’s medium taper (MT) barrel is the perfect balance between weight and rigidity. The rifle also includes a CMMG SV muzzle brake, designed to reduce recoil and increase muzzle control for quick and manageable follow-up shots. By partnering with other industry leaders, the Mk3 CBR has some of the best components available to complete the rifle. Some of these parts include a Geissele Automatics SSA® 2-stage trigger, a Magpul ACS-L™ collapsible butt stock and Magpul MOE® pistol grip. The rifle also comes with a Magpul 20 LR PMAG® with a 20-round capacity. The combination of all of these features creates one of the most capable and affordable .308 WIN rifles available.
For more information, visit www.cmmginc.com.
Kahr introduced their new full-frame CT40 and CT45. The first value-priced full-frame firearm offering from Kahr. For decades, Kahr has offered gun enthusiasts the option of both compact and full-frame firearms. Their popular TP9, TP40 and TP45 have become legendary, but as the economy continues to take a hit, the demand for more affordable firearms has become a call to duty. Kahr took the best features of their TP-series and with ingenuity and their meticulous dedication to detail and quality, they developed the CT Series.
Both the new CT4043 and the CT4543 feature a full-size polymer frame with a stainless-steel slide and white bar-dot sight configuration. The CT4043 features a 4-inch barrel, overall length of 6.5 inches, height of 5.13 inches, and a slide width of .94-inch. It weighs just 21.8 oz. with the magazine, making it very slim, lightweight and perfect for concealed carry. The CT4543 has a barrel length of 4.04 inches, overall length of 6.57 inches, height of 5.25 inches, and a slide width of 1.01 inches. It weighs 23.7 oz. with the magazine, and both models feature a 7+1 capacity and ship with one 7-round stainless-steel magazine. The two models will retail at an affordable $499 for both .40 S&W and .45 ACP configurations. Kahr’s larger frame CT Series is new for 2014 and shipments will be available beginning February 2014. Both the CT4043 and CT4543 feature Kahr’s seven patents and industry-leading slim and clean single-stack design for concealed carry and home defense.
For more information, visit www.kahr.com.
Crimson Trace announced the introduction of two new green Lasergrips® models with the 1911 enthusiasts in mind. Just like the company’s popular red Lasergrips versions, the new green models (LG-401G and LG-404G) are durable, easy to install, simple to operate, and it’s easy to see the results on the target. These new Crimson Trace products are widely available now. Suggested retail prices for the new green Lasergrips are $399 and buyers can find a local dealer at www.crimsontrace.com. The LG-401G is top-of-its-class in design and engineering. This Lasergrip features Crimson Trace’s patented Instinctive Activation and is recognized as one of the smallest green lasers developed for firearms on the market today. The unit’s precision design offers seamless fit to full-size gun frames to ensure that desired from-the-factory appearance. The new LG-404G is designed for compact 1911 handguns and also utilizes Instinctive Activation. Laser sights with green diodes are growing in appeal to gun owners and self-defense enthusiasts because the technology is better perceived by many shooter’s eyes during intense lighting.
For more information, visit www.crimsontrace.com
Taurus® launched their new CT9/CT40 Carbine platform. The CT9 (9mm) and CT40 (.40 cal.) is a new close-quarter carbine platform for Taurus, with a blowback-operated system that fires from the closed-bolt position. The CT Carbine’s upper receiver is constructed of aluminum with an integral full-length Picatinny rail with sights attached. The rugged rear flip-up sight is elevation- and windage-adjustable and the square-post front sight has a protective hood. The convertible charging handle can be switched for right- or left-handed shooters. The CT Carbine incorporates a versatile polymer handguard that can accommodate three additional Picatinny rails in the 3-, 6-, and 9-o’clock positions for the addition of accessories.
The lower receiver is comprised of polymer with steel-reinforcing inserts. The CT Carbine has a skeletonized fixed stock, pistol grip, and a very distinctive magwell that doubles as a forward grip, providing additional control. The ambidextrous fire/safe selector switch is located just above the grip for quick and easy operation. The magazine release is located near the magwell housing, protecting the magazine from inadvertent releases. Provided with the CT Carbine is a hard case, sling, cleaning brush and owner’s manual.
For more information, visit www.taurususa.com.
Crimson Trace’s DEFENDER SERIES™ line of red laser sights is designed to fit numerous revolvers along with several semi-auto pistols. All DEFENDER SERIES products are engineered and assembled with quality components at the company’s Wilsonville, Ore. facility. DEFENDER SERIES products fall into two categories: the Accu-Grips™ platform (replacement grips) for the Smith & Wesson J-Frame and Taurus M85 revolvers and the Accu-Guard™ platform that fits over the trigger guard on handguns such as the Ruger’s LCP, Glocks and Springfield’s XD and XDM pistols. No gunsmithing is required to install any of these products. DEFENDER SERIES™ laser sights feature Beam Lock Technology™ that permits precise windage and elevation adjustments for zeroing the sight to the chosen ammunition.
These sights also utilize the N-Gage™ activation system that ergonomically and intuitively provides the user a method to easily activate the laser. Thanks to the batteries and cutting-edge technology, each laser in this series provides approximately two hours of continuous use and has a five-year shelf life. All Crimson Trace products are supported by an industry-leading customer service that’s available 24/7-and these products are backed by a one-year limited warranty.
Roberts Defense introduced a line of special-quality 1911 custom-built firearms chambered in .45 ACP, offering a multi-tiered selection for law enforcement, competitors and for personal and home defense use. All frames and slides are machined from the indisputable strength of forgings, feature match-grade barrels, and are outfitted with VZ Grips and target-quality Kensight gun sights. Roberts Defense currently offers 13 affordably priced models in three tiers, the Super Grade, Operator and Recon Series, that can be custom-built to meet your specific shooting needs.
For more information, visit www.robertsdefense.com
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation announced that it has been awarded a firearms contract from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) for new service firearms from the Company’s M&P Pistol Series. As part of a five-year contract, the LASD will purchase Smith & Wesson M&P9 pistols which will replace currently issued non-Smith & Wesson firearms. The LASD fields approximately 13,000 sworn and non-sworn personnel who are issued duty handguns.
The LASD procured samples of the Smith & Wesson M&P pistol for testing and evaluation. After rigorous testing against a wide range of competitive products, the M&P pistol delivered superior results in the areas of quality and reliability. The M&P pistol was noted for its high-grade professional features and ability to accommodate individual officer preferences. The LASD will begin issuing the M&P9 pistol chambered in 9mm upon the completion of the department’s transitional requirements.
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Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC teamed up with Black Hills Ammunition to bring to market Colt-branded ammunition that is specifically tuned for Colt tactical and competition rifles. During the development process, this line of Colt ammo was ballistically tested in Colt rifles with a requirement of consistent five-shot MOA groups at 500 yards (5 shot groups of 5” or less at 500 yards). This “Triple Nickel” assures the experienced shooter incredible performance right out of the box, with no need for load development or experimentation. The initial offerings from Colt and Black Hills Ammunition will include 55-grain and 77-grain match bullets from Sierra Bullet Company, and are designed for rifles chambered for 5.56×45 NATO. The Colt-Black Hills ammo will be available through Midway USA.
For more information, visit www.midwayusa.com.
Plinker Tactical, LLC released the next-generation Plinker Tactical .22LR magazine for the Smith & Wesson®M&P15-22. The Gen III Plinker Tactical .22LR magazine holds 35 rounds, more than the competition, providing longer firing sessions without reloading. Made in the U.S.A. of the most durable, quality polymers, the Gen III mags are impact and solvent resistant.
The magazine has evolved to its most robust form yet capable of punishing target sessions without jamming. Heavy-duty construction with no screws or exposed springs keeps debris out and performance in. Every Plinker Tactical magazine is 100 percent guaranteed for life against breakage. Available in Black, Flat Dark Earth or Olive Drab with an MSRP of $29.99. For more information, visit www.plinkertactical.com.