Federal Announces Shotshell Product Line for Competitors

The High Over All branded shells include sixteen 12-gauge 23⁄4-inch offerings, with more coming next year. Meopta’s new glass has side-parallax adjustment. Kimber joins micro-9 fray with new R7 Mako pistol.


Federal Ammunition’s new Federal Premium High Over All (HOA) shotshell product line offers competitive shooters extensive plastic shotshell products.

“We are excited to build on the great momentum of this new product line. Competition shooters have been asking for a new competition load from Federal — and we’ve delivered with the best ever,” said Jason Vanderbrink, Federal Ammunition’s President. “Top shoots across the country have been buzzing about our new HOA product and we look forward to rolling it out over the next months leading up to the National Sporting Clays Tournament in Texas.”

Federal Premium High Over All has hard, high-antimony lead payloads and one-piece Podium wads to produce consistent patterns. The solid-brass head and tapered one-piece hull make reloading the shells easier.

The HOA line includes sixteen 12-gauge 23⁄4-inch offerings with a range of payloads, velocity, dram and shot sizes. A line-up of sub-gauge loads is set to follow in 2022

Adams Arms Rolls Out New 9mm Compact Pistol

Adams Arms, the piston-driven AR-platform firearms maker, announced its AA19, a compact 9mm Luger handgun.

“Adams Arms is known for its slides and barrels for custom handguns, and now we’ve brought all of our expertise into one complete pistol,” Steve Green, Adams Arms vice president of sales and marketing, said. “Our customers have been asking for an Adams Arms handgun for years, and now it is ready. The new AA19 incorporates design elements that refine its ergonomics and performance. Every detail on the new AA19 adds upgrades that maximize its potential for both EDC and competition.”

The AA19 comes with two Magpul G19 magazines, a hard case, and cable lock. The slide is cut for optics, and plates are plates available in all popular footprints, including the Trijicon RMR, Leupold Deltapoint, Shield RMS, Burris Fastfire 3, Vortex Venom/Viper and Razor, and C-More STS. The gun is made in the USA and is backed by Adams Arms’ lifetime warranty. MSRP is $999.

Adams Arms AA19 9mm Luger Specifications
  • Front and rear cocking serrations
  • Double undercut trigger guard
  • Vickers Tactical Carry Trigger
  • Ameriglo Defoor EDC sights
  • Threaded 1:16-inch-twist barrel
  • 1913 Picatinny rail
  • Billet extractor
  • OAL 7.6 inches; weight 1.26 lbs.

Bushnell Brags about Eyebox in New Hunting Riflescopes

Bushnell has announced the reintroduction of its Elite 4500 lineup of scopes with three new and improved Elite 4500 4X riflescopes.

The Elite 4500 4X comes in three models: 1-4×24 ($230 MSRP), 2.5-10×40 ($270 MSRP, pictured below) and 4-16×50 ($300 MSRP). Each 4500 4X features a fast-focus eyepiece, extend eye relief, capped windage and elevation turrets, and Multi-X reticle.

The Multi-X reticle is paired with a generous eyebox, allowing users to get on target easily.

“When developing the Elite 4500 4X, we not only wanted to deliver amazing image quality, but we also wanted to make sure you can get a sight picture and truly benefit from the improved glass quality,” said Jeremy Boom, product manager for Bushnell Hunt Optics.

The Elite 4500 4X scopes have a lightweight, waterproof-sealed, aircraft-grade aluminum body with an IPX7 rating. Also, each riflescope features Bushnell’s EXO Barrier technology, which bonds to exterior lens surfaces for repelling water, oil, dust and fog.

All Elite 4500 4X riflescopes are backed by Bushnell’s Lifetime Ironclad Warranty.

Meopta Introduces Optika5 2-10×42 PA Riflescope with Side Parallax Adjustment

Glassmaker Meopta Sport Optics has introduced the new Optika5 2-10×42 PA riflescope with side parallax adjustment (PA) from 10 yards to infinity. MSRP: $350.

With the parallax adjustment, this riflescope delivers image focus at close ranges — a feature rimfire and air rifle enthusiasts will appreciate — and gives hunters and target shooters the ability to dial in the focus at longer ranges. It can be used with the Strelok Pro ballistic app and can handle the bi-directional recoil of spring-piston air rifles.

The Optika5 2-10×42 PA features a 1-inch main tube diameter, 5x zoom, zero-reset turrets, and advanced lens coatings, called MeoBright. Also, the MeoDrop hydrophobic lens coating repels water and makes it easy to wipe off grease, skin oils, and dirt.

Capped hunting turrets are made of rubber-armored metal. The rear-facing magnification display allows for easy viewing of the power setting from behind the scope, and the zoom ring comes with a throw lever for quick adjustment of the power setting. Windage and elevation adjustments are ¼ MOA.

The Optika5 series is also available in 2-10×42, 3-15×44, 4-20×44, 4-20×50, and 4-20×50 RD models. Reticles options for the 4-20×50 RD with illuminated red dot in the center are Z-Plus RD or BDC 3 RD. Optika5 riflescopes are backed by Meopta’s Lifetime Transferrable Warranty.

New Fire Control Unit Brings Customization to SIG’s P365

SIG Sauer’s Custom Works P365 Fire Control Unit is now shipping to select SIG Master and Elite Dealers. The standalone P365 Fire Control Unit (FCU) brings customization to the popular compact carry pistol.

Tom Taylor, chief marketing officer and executive vice president of SIG Sauer, Inc. said, “With the introduction of the P365 Fire Control Unit, we have brought an entirely new level of customization and personalization to the P365 platform. America’s most popular micro-compact pistol is now also the most customizable.”

SIG Sauer’s P365 Custom Works FCU is a patented, serialized fire control unit only available at select retail stores that features a titanium nitride coating, a titanium nitride flat trigger, a custom FCU Serial Number (FC####) and is compatible with all 9mm P365 accessories.

Kimber Joins Micro-9 Handgun Fray with New R7 Mako Pistol

Kimber Mfg.’s new entry into the polymer-framed striker-fired pistol market is the R7 Mako, a micro-compact pistol chambered in 9mm. The R7 Mako’s flat-face Performance Carry Trigger has a factory-set 5.0- to 6.75-pound trigger pull. As far as capacity, the R7 Mako carries 12 rounds in a flush-fit magazine and 14 rounds using an extended magazine.

The R7’s stainless-steel slide wears an FNC finish and covers the barrel hood to add rigidity and prevent debris from entering the pistol through the ejection port, and keep the optic clean. The pistol also features ambidextrous controls for left- and right-handed shooters, and the low-tilt 3.37-inch stainless-steel barrel mitigates recoil.

Topping off the R7 Mako is a set of Tru-Glo Tritium Pro U-notch sights, and the slide on the R7 Mako Optics Ready (OR) model ships with a plate to protect the milled Shield-style footprint. The R7 Mako Optics Installed (OI) model includes a Crimson Trace CTS-1500. Both R7 Mako models ship with a flush-fit 11+1 magazine as well as a 13+1 magazine. In the future, 10+1 and 15+1 magazines will be available.

The Kimber R7 Mako 9mm Luger pistol weighs in at 19.5 ounces, measures 1 inch in width, stands 4.3 inches tall, and is 6.2 inches long overall. MSRP: $799 (OI Model); $599 (OR Model).


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