Events Calendar / Jan 2013
New Product Info
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.
The new Viridian® Reactor™ TL tactical light packs world-class technology into the industry’s smallest frame: advanced Radiance™ illumination, powerful 140 lumen light, and a unique Enhanced Combat Readiness™ feature for instant, automatic activation. In addition to its game-changing size and sleek design, the Reactor™ TL’s unique Radiance™ wide-beam technology illuminates over twice the horizontal area of standard taclights, for faster discovery and targeting. High-output constant and strobe functions have the power of far bigger lights—up to 140 lumens—to expose, blind and disorient without weight or bulk.
Exclusive Enhanced Combat Readiness™ (ECR™) ignites the light the moment officers draw, for instant illumination without fumbling with buttons or changing their grip—split-second speed that could make a life-saving difference. The advanced lithium-powered Reactor™ TL has extended-life power cells for constant readiness, up to 40 minutes of operating time (strobe function), and a three-level state of charge display. A Viridian® ECR™ equipped holster is included with every Reactor™ TL to arm the Enhanced Combat Readiness™ feature. For more information, visit www.viridiangreenlaser.com.
LaserMax® announced the official debut of the world’s first green Guide Rod Laser™ for GLOCK® Safe Action™ pistols. The green Guide Rod Laser joins LaserMax’s well-established line of red Guide Rod Lasers for popular semi-auto pistols. Incorporating LaserMax Native Green™ laser technology, the new Guide Rod Laser offers all the intelligent design features, reliability, and ease of use of the original red Guide Rod Laser with the added advantage of enhanced visibility under daylight shooting conditions. The initial product offering will equip most full-size and compact GLOCK models.
At one with the gun,™ the LaserMax Guide Rod Laser sight system replaces the factory spring guide and recoil spring with a ruggedized laser assembly that incorporates the diode, electronics and battery source. Because it is housed completely within the firearm, installation of the sight does not restrict holster choice or effect grip ergonomics in any way.
For more information, visit www.lasermax.com.
Due to the overwhelming popularity of AR platform rifles in the marketplace today, Americase developed the Aluma-Trans Series case for the “Big Guns.” The Aluma-Trans Series was developed for multi-purpose use within Americase’s tactical line of cases. The 4AR case comes in two models, the AT-4AR and the AT-4AR-T. The latter is for those who have larger optics so the compartments are wider. This case, like all Americase tactical cases, has heavy-duty twist latches, and arepadlockable. They come standard with the Americase Luggage Rack System, spring loaded handles, and wheels for easy maneuvering. For more information, visit www.americase.com.
The new Trijicon VCOG (Variable Combat Optical Gunsight) 1-6×24 mm meets the rigorous demands of duty or competition while giving shooters the flexibility to engage CQB targets and out to the maximum effective range of most service rifles. Designed and built in the USA, the Trijicon VCOG is machined from a 7075-T6 aluminum forging and given a Mil Spec, hard-coat anodized finish. There is a full 90 MOA of windage and elevation adjustment available in .5-inch/click increments @ 100m to get almost any weapon system on target.
Lenses are all fully multicoated with a broadband anti-reflective coating that maximizes light transmission while meeting and beating the military’s requirements for abrasion resistance. The scope maintains a constant 4 inches of eye relief throughout its magnification range and an oversized and knurled adjustment knob makes finding the perfect power setting easy and fast, even with gloved hands.
The VCOG is waterproof to 66 feet and its illumination electronics are Mil Spec tough. Extra-thick tube walls give the VCOG a toughness advantage over its more fragile competitors. Also tested for smoothness and long-term durability, was the optic’s magnification system—the VCOG offers shooters an outstanding service life under the most rigorous conditions. For more information, visit www.trijicon.com.