Industry Notes

TrackingPoint Stops Accepting Orders

TrackingPoint, the Pflugerville, Texas-based maker of "Precision-Guided Firearms" that cost upwards of $10K, announced on its website that it is no longer accepting orders due to "financial difficulty."

Thompson/Center Arms Offers Consumer Rebate For T/C Venture Rifles

Thompson/Center Arms is currently offering mail-in rebates for consumers who purchase any new T/C Venture rifle. Where allowed by law, the mail-in rebate program will be available to consumers who purchase a T/C Venture rifle from January 25, 2014 through April 30, 2014 in the United States or Canada.

Semi-Annual FBI Report Confirms Crime Down As Gun Sales Up

The FBI's semi-annual uniform crime data for the first half of 2013 confirms once again what the firearms community already knew, that violent crime has continued to decline while gun sales have continued to climb.

New Smith & Wesson SDVE Pistols Available For Sale In California

Smith & Wesson Corp. has announced that the long-awaited California-compliant models of the SD9 VE and SD40 VE pistols have commenced shipping.

GunBroker.com Names January 2014’s Best Selling Firearms

GunBroker.com has released its list of Top 5 best-selling firearms for January 2014, topped by Smith & Wesson's M&P semi-automatic pistol.

Cabela’s Inc. Announces Passing of Richard N. Cabela, Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Cabela's Incorporated announced that Richard N. Cabela, co-founder and chairman emeritus, passed away Feb. 17 at his home in Sidney, Nebr. He was 77.

Product Warning and Recall Notice — Winchester 22 LR

Olin Corporation, through its Winchester Division, is recalling two (2) lots of M*22™ 22 Long Rifle 40 Grain Black Copper Plated Round Nose rimfire ammunition.

Judge throws out Chicago’s ban on retail gun shops

A federal judge has ruled a part of Chicago's gun ordinance unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang found that banning the sale of guns by licensed dealers in the city was not legal.

36th SHOT Show Opens Next Week

The 36th edition of the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) will take place January 14-17 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

First-Ever Deluxe Turnbull 1911 is 2014 SHOT Show Auction Handgun

(GunReports.com) — Turnbull Manufacturing Company, the iconic restorer of vintage rifles and shotguns, has very recently aimed their manufacturing and design skills to the production of high-quality handguns and this first Deluxe Model of their new 1911Classic — featuring Serial Number 1911001 — has been selected as the 2014 SHOT Show Auction handgun. …

Ruger Announces Support of Scholastic Pistol Program

Sturm, Ruger & Co. will extend special pricing to the athletes and teams of the Scholastic Pistol Program (SPP).

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.

Armed Citizens Stop Attacks

John Lott, Jr. has done an interesting study of how often armed citizens like ourselves intervene to stop mass shooters. Bottom line: The rate...