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2014 SHOT Show Handgun Introductions

The 36th edition of the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) is ongoing through Friday at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Here are some of the more interesting handgun introductions we’ve seen so far:

Browning T-Bolt Target/Varmint No. 025176270 17 HMR, $799

Gun Testsmagazine compared two 17 HMR bolt-action rifles by Browning and Ruger in the September 2013 issue. The specific guns were the Browning T-Bolt Target/Varmint No. 025176270 17 HMR and the Ruger 77/17 Rotary Magazine Rifle K77/17VMBBZ No. 7027 17 HMR. The magazine's shooters liked the Browning T-Bolt Target a lot, giving it an A- grade. Following are excerpts from that test, used with permission.

SHOT Show 2014: Ruger Introduces the GP100 Match Champion Double-Action Revolver

Sturm, Ruger & Company’s new Ruger GP100 Match Champion is a six-shot revolver designed with the competitor in mind. With its ergonomic enhancements and tuned action, the Match Champion delivers fast, accurate shots and takes the popular GP100 to the next level.

Battle Rifle Co. Releasing Three New Models at SHOT 2014

Battle Rifle Company is releasing new models at SHOT Show 2014: the BR4 Wolverine, the BR4 ODIN, and the BR4 Attaché, and the company has redesigned the Spectre rifle.

Sightmark Debuts Hybrid Night-Vision Riflescope

Sightmark will release the Photon 5x42 Digital Night Vision Riflescope at SHOT 2014. The optic is an exclusively modified unit that takes a daytime riflescope, removes the objective lens, and replaces it with a cutting-edge night vision attachment complete with a CCD sensor and built-in infrared illuminator.

Bulgarian “Krink” in 5.45X39mm Now Available

Las Vegas-based Arsenal Inc.’s new SLR-104UR rifles are the popular stamped-receiver “Krink” configuration.

CMMG Rolls Out New MK4 RCE AR-15

For 2014, Fayette, Missouri-based CMMG is delivering another precision-machined AR rifle, the new Mk4 RCE, available in 5.56x45mm NATO or .300 AAC Blackout.

Gun Tests Magazine Selects Benelli Ultralight Model No. 10802 12 Gauge 2013 “Best in...

Gun Tests Magazine has named the Benelli Ultralight 12 Gauge as the publication’s “Best in Class Shotgun” for 2013.

Lapua Announces 50 BMG, 221 Fireball Among 2014 Ammo Products

Ammunition maker Lapua has introduced a handful of new products for 2014:

ArmaLite M15A4 Carbine No. 15A4CBA2K 5.56 NATO, $1031

Looking very much like the Rock River rifle, the ArmaLite had a hidden beauty in its superior accuracy. Despite a hefty 7.2-pound trigger, the rifle shot very well for us. For extended field use, we would like a better trigger, and of course less weight. This one worked perfectly, just like the other two.

Gun Tests Magazine Selects Howa Hogue Youth 2N1Combo No. HWR66204+ 243 Win. 2013 “Best...

Gun Tests Magazine has named Howa’s Hogue Youth 2N1Combo rifle as the publication’s “Best in Class Rifle” for 2013.

Working the Ruger 10/22

This article originated in the American Gunsmith Library Book of the Rifle: Working the Ruger 10/22. Accuracy shooters will want stock versions of this gun cleaned up and tuned before they move on to more exotic versions.

Halfway There

On April 12, 2022, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 319, Constitutional carry, into law. Constitutional carry in Georgia goes into effect immediately....