Springfield Armory Rolls Out New RO Elite 1911 Pistols
The company has launched four new versions of the trusted Range Officer line with significant upgrades and more spend.
Springfield Armory Launches Four New 1911 Range Officer Elite Models
The new RO Elite line adds multiple premium components and details for both competition shooters and defense-minded citizens, in both 9mm and 45 ACP versions. Every new RO Elite series pistol wears a Black-T treatment specified on Springfield Armory 1911s built for the FBI’s regional SWAT and Hostage Rescue Teams. The Black-T coating is self-lubricating and highly corrosion resistant. RO Elite models also include: Springfield Armory’s newly designed Gen 2 triggers, ambidextrous thumb safeties, and custom thin-line G-10 grips designed.
“The original 1911 Range Officer line remains a huge success with serious shooters,” says Dennis Reese, Springfield Armory’s CEO. “It made professional-level performance more affordable. The new RO Elite models are more of the same: premium features, high performance, affordable price.”
The RO Elite Target is engineered for accuracy. Forged steel match-grade frame and slide are precision-fit for fluid-smooth function. The 5-inch stainless steel match-grade barrel, adjustable rear target sight, fiber-optic front sight, and GI recoil system.
The RO Elite Operator also has a 5-inch match-grade stainless-steel barrel, Picatinny rail for accessories, and slanted serrations on the front and rear of the slide. The Operator has a GI recoil system, along with a tactical ledge, white-dot rear sight and fiber-optic front sight.
The RO Elite Champion features a 4-inch stainless steel match-grade barrel, captured in a forged steel slide with flat wire captive recoil system. The full-height, forged lightweight aluminum alloy frame is light and strong. The RO Champion is topped with a tactical ledge, white-dot rear sight and red fiber optic front sight.
The RO Elite Compact carries a 4-inch stainless steel match-grade bull barrel with fully-supported ramp and a flat wire captive recoil system for ultimate reliability. The compact frame is forged aluminum alloy, maximizing concealment and minimizing weight. A low-profile, tactical ledge, white-dot rear sight with fiber optic front sight sits on a forged steel slide, allowing quick and accurate target acquisition.
Kahr Arms Introduces Two New Guns
Kahr Arms has partnered with Gallery of Guns to offer two new limited-edition exclusive pistols in the new Cerakote Patriot Brown finish. The Kahr CW3833PBR and the Kahr CW9093PBR can only be purchased through Gallery of Guns website for a limited time.
The CW3833PBR is offered in 380 ACP and features a 2.5-inch conventional rifled barrel, an overall length of 5 inches, a height of 3.9 inches, and weighs 10.2 ounces. The pistol has a Desert Tan frame and a stainless steel slide, trigger slide-stop lever, all in Cerakote Patriot Brown.
The pistol features a lock breech, modified Browning type recoil lug, and utilizes Kahr’s seven patents including the “safe cam” action found in all Kahr pistols. The micro-compact pistol also has a drift adjustable white bar-dot combat rear sight and a pinned-in polymer front sight. It has a 6+1 capacity and comes with one 6-rd magazine. Gallery of Guns offers this gun at $449.
Also available in Cerakote Patriot Brown is the Kahr CW9093PBR. This pistol is offered in 9mm and features a 3.5-inch barrel, overall length of 5.9 inches, height of 4.5 inches and weighs 15.8 oz. Like the CW3833PBR, this gun also has a drift-adjustable white bar-dot combat rear sight and a pinned-in polymer front sight. It has a 7+1 round capacity and ships with one 7-round magazine. It too has a Desert Tan frame, and the stainless steel slide, trigger, and slide stop lever are Cerakote Patriot Brown. Gallery of Guns offers this pistol at $498.
Bog-Pod’s New Rapid Shooting Rest
The all new Bog-Pod Rapid Shooting Rest (RSR) is compact, collapsible, and portable. The Rapid Shooting Rest features Bog-Pod’s Switcheroo Ultimate Shooting Rest, giving the shooter 360 degrees of target acquisition. It’s constructed of heavy-duty cast aluminum and polymers, and the tripod legs sport non-marring rubber traction feet. There’s a twist-lock main elevation adjustment. It has a minimum height of 7 inches with a maximum height of 11 inches, and it collapses to 12.8 inches in length and weighs 21.6 ounces.
SIG Sauer Introduces MCX Virtus
SIG Sauer, Inc., has unveiled the MCX Virtus in 5.56 NATO and 300 BLK. In ancient Rome, “Virtus” stood for virtue, courage, bravery, and excellence, in case you were wondering.
“SIG has supplied firearms to meet the unique demands of specialized units for decades,” said Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG Sauer. “Similar to the P320 pistol, the MCX Virtus was created to be the ultimate modular platform, a design that will change the demands of the modern rifle for years to come.”
The added features and enhancements of the MCX Virtus include increasing accuracy, delivering additional modularity and providing a service life of more than 20,000 rounds without a single part replacement. Between barrels, stocks, handguards, and colors, the MCX Virtus can be configured more than 500 different ways.
Available in Patrol, Pistol and SBR variants, in Stealth Gray or FDE color, the MCX Virtus utilizes a short-stroke piston system and unique internal recoil system that eliminates the M4-style buffer tube.
Cold hammer-forged barrels, available in 9-inch, 11.5-inch, and 16-inch lengths, feature an interchangeable design and can be exchanged at the operator level. To increase accuracy, the barrels are a heavier profile. Also assisting with accuracy is the new SIG Matchlite Duo trigger, a two-stage unit that provides the shooter with a crisp, clean feel. A new tapered bolt lug design results in smoother cycling and extends the bolt life. Capping off the upgrades are eight new free-floating M-LOK handguards available in standard and suppressor-ready configurations.
Hogue’s New X1-Microflip
Hogue Knives has introduced the X1-Microflip button lock flipper. “The X1-Microflip is an amazing piece of precision manufacturing,” said Hogue lead knife engineer Scott Bruhns. “Our customers have been demanding a streamlined sub-3-inch Allen Elishewitz-designed knife. This knife is so full of features it has to be held to fully appreciate the cohesive design and execution by Allen and the Hogue team.”
The Microflip features Hogue’s button lock mechanism along with the patent-pending blade retention device. This unique instrument retains the blade in the closed position, allowing the user to create stored up kinetic energy culminating in the firing of the blade. With an intuitive press of the lock button, the knife can be easily closed with one-hand without placing fingers in the path of the closing blade like standard liner lock flippers. “This knife contains no springs. It is a manual flipper yet acts surprisingly like an automatic,” said Bruhns.
Designed specifically as an everyday-carry pocket knife, the X1-Microflip is the first knife in the Hogue line with a blade measuring under 3 inches. The 2.75-inch drop point blade profile comes either stone wash tumbled or with a black Cerakote finish. Made from 0.120-inch-thick CPM154 steel, the blade offers superior corrosion resistance while providing excellent edge retention. It is cryogenically heat treated to 57-59 RC then hand sharpened and honed.
The Type III hardcoat anodize 6061-T6 aluminum frame offers one-handed deployment. The frame is patterned with an escalating indent texture for additional grip traction and includes a pointed impact pommel. Models are available in matte finished black, grey, flat dark earth or aquamarine. The frame includes a reversible clip and filler plate for ambidextrous tip up carry. The X1-Microflip sports MSRPs from $149 to $159.
All Hogue Knives are designed by former Recon Marine Allen Elishewitz and made in the USA by Hogue, Inc.
HM Defense Announces Avenger M308 Rifle
HM Defense’s all-new HM10 Monobloc rifle, the AVENGER M308, was designed and developed by HM Defense in response to demand for a larger 308 Win/7.62 NATO model of the HM15 Monobloc rifle.
“The Avenger offers the same high level of innovation and capability found in our HM15 rifle now in the larger HM10 platform,” said Clay Barker, General Manager at HM Defense.
The foundation of the Avenger rifle is an all-new, custom HM10 billet lower receiver developed for low weight and maximum rigidity. Attached to the forged upper is HM’s Monobloc integral gas block barrel designed to minimize recoil and enable sub-MOA accuracy.
The Avenger M308 includes the following premium features:
• HM Monobloc 308 Win barrel, 4150 Chromoly steel, 18-inch length with threaded end, 1:10 twist ratio, rifle-length gas system.
• HM 15-inch freefloat 1913 Picatinny rail with MAGPUL M-LOK mounting system.
• HM designed billet 7075-T6 lower receiver.
• Velocity 3-pound AR trigger.
• Stainless-steel barrel nut.
• HM custom CNC muzzle brake.
• HM lightweight stock.
• MAGPUL MOE Grip.
• Custom charging handle.
The Avenger M308 is offered in three Cerakote finishes: Black, Midnight Tungsten, and Field Dark Earth (FDE).
HM Defense has set the MSRP of the Avenger M308 at $1895. For more information visit HMDefense.com.
All HM Defense products are made in Mt. Orab, Ohio.
SIG Enters Rimfire Suppressor Market
With their introductory rimfire suppressor—the SRD22X—SIG Sauer has built a versatile can for 22 LR fans.
Sporting a titanium tube and a stainless-steel baffle setup, the SRD22X will likely be a highly-durable option in the rimfire category. It will run on either pistols or rifles as a direct-thread can. That means simplicity while at the range or in the field. Its compact build (5.8 inches in length and 5.1 ounces in weight) won’t unbalance your chosen rig. Rated for 22 LR, 22 Magnum, and 17 HMR, this user-serviceable SIG attenuates sound down to 110 dB. It comes with a silencer pouch for transport, a disassembly tool for maintenance, and a user manual. Price from the Silencer Shop is $400.
Sturm, Ruger Introduces New LC9s with Stainless Steel Slide, New 10/22 Configuration
The new Ruger LC9s with stainless steel slide and black polymer frame offers improved corrosion resistance and an two-tone configuration. The stainless-steel LC9s model includes a left-side manual safety lever, and is striker-fired, featuring a short, light and crisp trigger pull with positive reset. At 17.2 ounces, all LC9s models are compact and include one 7-round 9mm Luger magazine.
Ruger has also introduced a 10/22 Takedown Rifle with a Mica Bronze Synthetic Stock. Model Number 21181 has an overall length of 35 inches and a barrel length of 16.40 inches. It weighs a scant 4.4 pounds and has a suggested retail price of $439.
The Takedown rifles enable quick separation of the barrel from the action for ease of transportation and storage. Takedown is as simple as locking the bolt back and verifying that the rifle is unloaded, pushing a recessed lever, twisting the subassemblies and pulling them apart. Simple reassembly allows for a secure connection of the barrel and action and returns the firearm to zero, even when receiver-mounted optics are used. A combination scope-base adapter for both Weaver-style and 22 tip-off scope mounts is included.
The front sight is a gold bead ahead of an adjustable rear sight. The threaded barrel has a 1/2”-28 pattern so you can attach your favorite accessories, such as the SIG can mentioned previously. The rifle also includes a carry-case that provides ample storage room for magazines and accessories.