Industry Notes

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.

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.

Tactical Optics Consultant Jim Smith Receives Carlos Hathcock Award

MSG Jim Smith was recently honored as the 2014 Carlos Hathcock Award recipient from the National Defense Industrial Association.

Weatherby Introduces Mark V Ultra Lightweight Range Certified Rifle

Weatherby adds “Range Certified” accuracy assurance to its Mark V rifle line with the new Ultra Lightweight RC, which comes with a sub-MOA guarantee as well as a factory-shot target signed by company President Ed Weatherby.

Something Odd Just Happened

On December 23, 2020, Marvin G. Richardson, associate deputy director (ADD) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE), withdrew the “notice...