Industry Notes

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.

McMillan Firearms Division Sold to Strategic Armory Corps

McMillan Group International announced this week that it has sold its firearms division, McMillan Firearms, to Strategic Armory Corps, LLC (SAC).

Ruger Black Friday Deals

Ruger is running some Black Friday deals that are worth a look:

ATF Sets Protocol for Non-over-the-counter Firearm Sales

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has issued a record-keeping procedure for non-over-the-counter firearm sales by licensees to unlicensed in-state residents that are NICS exempt.

Cabela’s Partners With NSSF and Project ChildSafe to Promote Firearms Safety

The National Shooting Sports Foundation and Cabela’s Inc., the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, today announced a new partnership to promote firearm safety in support of NSSF’s Project ChildSafe program.

Gun Tests Magazine Selects Charter Arms Pitbull 9mm Luger As 2013 “Best in Class...

Gun Tests Magazine has named the Charter Arms Pitbull 9mm Luger as the publication’s “Best in Class Revolver” for 2013.

American Tactical Imports Leaves NY for South Carolina

American Tactical Imports, currently based in Rochester, New York, has begun relocating its operations to Summerville, SC.

Rhino Permit to be Auctioned at DSC Convention

Through an historic collaboration between governments, one hunter will have a chance to hunt a black rhino, help manage and conserve the species, and import a rare trophy to the U.S. in 2014. DSC will sell the permit during its annual convention and expo Jan. 9-12 in Dallas.

California Ammo Ban: Next Wave of Gun Control

It hasn’t been the best year for those who would restrict Second Amendment rights, says Larry Keane, senior vice president and general counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation. So, after striking out in Congress and at the ballot box, the gun-control movement has resorted to backdoor methods to advance their extreme agenda.

Gun Agencies Shutdown Update

Federal agencies that provide customer services to the firearms and ammunition industry are affected by the shutdown, the National Shooting Sports Foundation reports.

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...