Savage® Arms continues to offer a broad lineup of suppressor-ready rifles for shooters and hunters who want to reduce firearm noise at the range or in the field. Savage expands its line of suppressor-ready rimfire firearms with three new rifles: Model 93 FV-SR in 22 WMR, Model 93R17 FV-SR in 17 HMR, and Model 64 FV-SR in 22 LR. These new models give hunters and plinkers accurate rifle platforms ready to accept after-market suppressors with ease.
The popularity of suppressors continues its rapid climb as more shooters and hunters see the benefit of reducing firearm noise at the range or in the field. For years, Savage® Arms has been serving these shooters by offering several firearms with threaded muzzles that easily accommodate aftermarket suppressors. For 2014, Savage expands this lineup with three new suppressor-ready rifles that deliver quality and accuracy, yet are priced to deliver value.
The bolt-action Model 93 FV-SR chambered in 22 WMR and Model 93R17 FV-SR chambered in 17 HMR weigh 5.5 pounds. Other specifications include overall length of 35.25 inches, and barrel length of 16.5 inches. Each are equipped with a heavy, fluted barrel which improves accuracy and dissipates heat quickly, an easy-to-use oversized bolt handle, and a 5-round detachable magazine, as well as Savage Arm’s legendary, user-adjustable AccuTrigger™. The 93R17 FV-SR has a rate of twist of 1-in-9 inches, and the 93 FV-SR has 1-in-16 inches.
The semi-automatic Model 64 FV-SR chambered in 22 Long Rifle weighs 5 pounds. Other specifications include a rate of twist of 1-in-16 inches, overall length of 36 inches, and barrel length of 16.5 inches. It is equipped with a 10-round detachable magazine.
All three rifles feature a ½-inch, 28-pitch threaded muzzle with a twist-off thread protector; buttoned-rifled, carbon steel barrel; one-piece optic/accessory rail; checkered synthetic stock and black matte finish.
Remington Outdoor Company (“ROC”), America’s oldest firearms and ammunition manufacturer with brands including Remington, AAC, Bushmaster and DPMS, among others, today announced a strategic partnership with Pelican Products, Inc., the global leader in high performance case solutions and advanced portable lighting systems. The partnership includes the creation of custom gun and accessory cases for each ROC brand, as well as Remington/Pelican branded outdoor gear including coolers, flashlights, and luggage.
“Our Pelican partnership extends our lifestyle reach by equipping our consumers with the greatest accessory products on the market,” said George Kollitides, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ROC. “Remington is a symbol of a larger culture that extends beyond firearms and ammunition to the entire outdoor lifestyle; it is an integral piece of our American heritage, and we’re proud to be partnering with a global powerhouse like Pelican.”
The ROC – Pelican line of products will become available in Q4 of this year and will feature a selection of Pelican’s signature hard cases to enable gun owners to safely and securely transport their firearms and accessory pieces. Each case will be customized to carry a specific model firearm and accessory.
“When you bring Pelican Products and the Remington Outdoor Company together the consumer wins with the best of both worlds – legendarily tough protection for advanced weaponry and accessories,” said Lyndon Faulkner, President and CEO, Pelican Products. “Pelican has been the preferred brand and relied upon for more than four decades by professionals operating in extreme environments. We look forward to providing our professional-grade equipment protection to Remington customers.”
“We are committed to bringing only the finest quality products to America’s hunters, shooters and outdoor enthusiasts,” said Kevin Graff, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Business and Consumer Development, ROC. “Pelican is a trusted brand with experience in making products that can stand the test of time, no matter what the conditions. Combining our expertise makes good sense for both companies.”
About Remington Outdoor Company
Remington Outdoor Company headquartered in Madison, N.C., designs, produces and sells sporting goods and products for the hunting, shooting sports and self defense markets, as well as solutions to the military, government and law enforcement markets. Founded in 1816, the Company is the nation’s oldest continuously operating manufacturer. Remington is privately-held and one of the largest domestic producers of shotguns and rifles. The Remington Family of Companies has 23 locations across 14 states employing over 4,200 people and distributes its products throughout the U.S. and in over 55 foreign countries and includes some of the most globally recognized brands on the market including Remington®, Remington 1816®, Bushmaster®, DPMS®, Marlin®, H&R 1871®, The Parker® Gun, Mountain Khakis®, Advanced Armament Corp.®, Dakota® Arms, Para®, Nesika®, Storm Lake Barrels® and Barnes® Bullets.
About Pelican Products, Inc.
Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in design and manufacture of both high-performance protective case solutions and advanced portable lighting systems. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, defense / military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and consumer. Pelican products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 19 countries, with 28 offices and seven manufacturing facilities across the globe. For more information, visit www.Pelican.com or www.behrmancap.com.
-America has renewed a love affair for products that are Made in the USA. There are good reasons for the fondness-those products create American jobs and often use cutting-edge technology. As our nation takes a break this Labor Day holiday, it’s important to note that Crimson Trace continues its 20-year Made in the USA tradition. All of the company’s products-more than 160-are proudly engineered and made in Wilsonville, Oregon. That was one of the early guiding principles established by company founder Lewis Danielson.
At Crimson Trace’s production facility and headquarters, there are production workers, support staff, engineers, customer service representatives, marketing and sales personnel, and shipping agents along with executives to design, build, test, package, and ship the many Crimson Trace products. Since 1994, the company has stood by its commitment to build products in America.
Customers across America welcome the high Made in the USA standards. Crimson Trace’s Rail Master®, Rail Master Pro®, Laserguards®, and Lasergrips® are some of America’s most popular laser sighting systems for firearms. The Crimson Trace laser product line is also the most comprehensive offered by any manufacturer and fits the widest array of handguns and long guns. Plus, the company now offers many laser sight models in both red and green lasers. These items have helped Americans defend themselves, their families, their homes- and our nation. Many Crimson Trace products are also used by military soldiers and law enforcement officers around the globe.
Where are the many “Made in the USA” products available this Labor Day weekend? The quickest method to make a purchase could be to visit the company’s online store at www.crimsontrace.com. If you have unanswered questions about fit and feel, you can also visit the website to find a local dealer. The company website also has a FAQ segment to learn about beam visibility, batteries, holsters and other topics. The website has a custom holster guide and many videos showing how the laser grips are installed and adjusted. Customers with questions can also call Crimson Trace customer service at 800-442-2406.
The many products from Crimson Trace proudly bear the U.S. flag and “Made in the USA” logo.
Made to Stag Arms exacting specifications we teamed with Reactor Watch to create a watch designed to be durable and rugged enough for tactical situations and good looking enough so it can be worn every day. The watch includes a low profile black band, bezel, and watch face. The numbers on the watch face and the hands include Never-Dark technology similar to tritium sights which allows them to be seen even in the darkest conditions. The watch is extremely comfortable but built rugged with a solid forged case, solid screwbars for the band, a screw down crown, and tested to a depth of 660 feet.
The weight comes in at a minuscule 95 grams yet the watch boasts a large watch face, a case diameter of 42mm, a thickness of 14mm, and runs off a 10 year lithium power cell. The watch is in a tactical black color to reduce reflectivity and it being seen. Unlike a metal band that can cause noise, this band is created to be silent and stealthy using a combination of high grade woven nylon and rubber. The Stag Arms logo can be found on the watch face and the numbers surrounding the bezel are in the dark Stag Arms green color.
The watches are $350.00 and are available at www.stagarms.com or by calling our sales office at 860-229-9994 x1
About STAG ARMS
Founded in May of 2003, STAG ARMS LLC is one of the leading manufacturers of rifles and rifle components. What began as a sister company to a corporation with over 30 years experience manufacturing Aerospace and rifle parts, STAG ARMS has grown into a nationwide phenomenon with the introduction of their Stag 15L – the world’s first true left handed rifle of its kind. STAG ARMS has since grown into one of the largest AR-type manufacturers in the world.
FAIRFAX, Va. Shooting Sports USA Managing Editor Chip Lohman has collaborated on a book that takes a contentious debate-private gun ownership in America, and moves it into the classroom. He also may have created a modern-day Trojan Horse as a marketing plan.
According to Lohman, the motivation for the project was to offset misquotes and negative press about the shooting sports, firearms and the NRA with a small, fact-filled resource that is short and to the point on topics missed by mainstream media. The illustrated book takes the reader on a virtual tour of the NRA including the Competitive Shooting Division, Education and Training Division. Law Enforcement’s Eddie Eagle GunSafe ® Program and the National Firearm Museum. Heavily documented are facts about the effect of Hollywood on the public’s perception of firearms, the high level of safety attributed to the shooting sports, the most current numbers of gun owners versus crimes committed with a firearm, clarification of existing laws and misused terms, as well as a brief overview of NRA’s contributions to land conservation, firearms safety, education and sports over the last 143 years.
As for the Trojan Horse: ” We often turn to our friends for the best advice. The idea of this little $8 book is to use that to advantage, and to ask shooting sports enthusiasts to pass the book along for others to read, especially those who may be on the fence about firearms” said Lohman.
From Dr. Judy Tant, Clinical Psychiatrist and National Bullseye Pistol Champion: “From a multifaceted man (Marine, teacher, sailor and editor) comes this many-sided little book that sparkles with bits of information about the NRA’s history and current mission. No polemics, just useful nuggets of data that the public would be unlikely to encounter otherwise. This book will not change the minds of dedicated anti-gunners, but it could make a difference in the hands of people who want to get the story right, but are too busy to do the research themselves.”
Just released on August 20, the book is initially being offered through Amazon.com. Says Lohman: “For every book sold, I can give two away.”
Southport, CT – (Ammoland.com) – Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE: RGR) announces the launch of the Ruger Free Ammo & Mag Giveaway. Those who purchase any new Ruger LCP or Ruger SR22 pistol between August 28, 2014 and November 30, 2014 will qualify to receive a free box of Winchester ammunition and an extra magazine for their firearm, a retail value of over $50.00.
Customers who purchase a new Ruger LCP during the giveaway will qualify to receive a free 20-round box of Winchester .380 Auto W Train & Defend -D (Defend) ammo and one 6-round LCP magazine. Those customers who purchase a new Ruger SR22 pistol will qualify to receive a free 222-round box of Winchester .22 LR ammo and one 10-round SR22 magazine.
In order to receive the free ammo and magazine, customers must complete an online redemption form at Ruger.com/FreeAmmo and mail in a copy of their redemption form and sales receipt.
For more information on this promotion or to begin the process of claiming your free ammo and magazine, visit Ruger.com/FreeAmmo.
About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. The only full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens,” echoes the importance of these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.
Following the most recent arrest of Will Hayden for the alleged rape of his twelve year old daughter, Discovery Channel has decided to stop production of the next season of Sons of Guns and cancel the series. That’s the news via Fox News, which posted the announcement earlier today. Discovery Channel still lists the program on its press website, but I’m guessing that will change before long. Filming of new episodes was put “on hold” following Hayden’s first arrest, but the latest statement from the network seems to officially put the brakes on the whole production . . .
“Given the serious and horrific nature of the charges against Will Hayden, we have decided to halt further production of ‘Sons of Guns’ and cancel the series,” the network said in a statement.
While we here at TTAG didn’t necessarily think the show was the greatest thing since sliced bread, nevertheless it was good to see some somewhat positive firearms-related programming on TV. Normalizing firearms ownership is a worthy cause, and Sons of Guns definitely fell into that category. Now that the show has been cancelled the number of popular gun related shows has dwindled to basically nil, which is a sad state of affairs.
As a Penn State alumnus, I know how much it sucks to be associated with the alleged bad actions of a single individual. It can’t be a good day in the shop at Red Jacket. We will update this story as we get more information.
Hunting season is just eight days away, or at least what most people consider to be the beginning of the real hunting season, the opening of dove season on Sept. 1.
Next to the opening day of deer gun season, the dove season opener is the most anticipated hunting day in the state. It’s the traditional kickoff to the fall hunting seasons, even though most people don’t shoot doves after opening day or opening weekend, as the doves can get pretty scarce afterward. Last year in Oklahoma, more than 23,000 hunters in Oklahoma shot an estimated 421,000 doves, and probably 80 percent of those birds were taken either on opening day or the opening weekend of the hunting season, said Josh Richardson, migratory bird biologist for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. With opening day of dove season falling on Labor Day this year, it could mean a heavy turnout of wing-shooters around the state if the weather is good. If other holiday plans prevent you from a dove shoot on Labor Day, the following weekend will be a good time to go and introduce someone new to dove hunting. Oklahoma’s annual free hunting days will be Sept. 6-7, and no hunting licenses or HIP permits are needed. Richardson said there should be plenty of birds to shoot — or shoot at — this year. Doves are challenging targets. They are small, fast and difficult to hit. The shooting can be fast and furious in a dove field, and, like in baseball, if you bat .300 or better with doves, you are doing something.
In southwest Oklahoma, there are reports of bunches of doves this year. From now until opening day, birds should be forming in large flocks, Richardson said. “It’s looking good from what I have seen and heard so far,” Richardson said of dove sightings. “Most people (in the Wildlife Department) who were out dove banding (this summer) were seeing a pretty good number of birds.” Richardson said this year’s dove call survey by the Wildlife Department, which provides an index of adults pre-nesting, was up by more than 20 percent, a considerable boost from last year. Finding the food and water sources that doves prefer are the key to finding doves. Heavy rain in parts of the state has reduced some of the normal food sources, as most waste grain in wheat fields has either sprouted or soured, he said. However, the summer rain also has produced more native habitat like sunflower, snow-on-the-mountain, croton (doveweed) and other food that doves like. The Wildlife Department manages several dove fields on the public hunting areas around the state through mowing, disking and burning, so seeds are on the ground to lure birds. On some wildlife management areas, wheat is planted as part of a farmer’s land lease agreement that requires 10 percent of the crop to be left for wildlife management. If you can’t scout out a location for yourself, it’s a good idea to call the biologist for the wildlife management area nearest you to find a dove field. Richardson said Beaver, Kaw and Cross Timbers are areas where biologists are working dove fields, but the premier shoot remains at Hackberry Flat near Frederick in southwest Oklahoma. “It’s been a little tougher with absolutely no water out there the past couple of years because of the part of the state it’s in, but just about the entire thing has good dove habitat throughout,” he said. “I would still call it our top area.”
Hackberry Flat (where steel shot is required) also gets a lot of hunting pressure, so it can be difficult to get far enough away from other hunters to keep stray shotgun pellets from raining on you. Hackberry Flat is so popular on the opening day of dove season, the Wildlife Department assigns extra game wardens from around the state for the hunting area. The opening day of dove season also is the second busiest day for Oklahoma game wardens as far as contact with hunters, only behind the opening day of deer gun season, said Robert Fleenor, head of law enforcement for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. A common violation on the opening day of dove season is hunters forgetting to plug their shotguns if they are using an autoloader or pump, Fleenor said. The shotgun must be capable of holding only three shells in the magazine and chamber combined. Of course, if you are using an over/under or a side-by-side, you don’t have to worry about this. Another common violation is dove hunters simply not carrying an HIP Permit or license, Fleenor said.
“A number of them just forget to buy a license or don’t have their HIP Permit with them,” he said. Shooting across a road is another issue game wardens often encounter during dove season, he said. And if you are lucky enough to get permission to hunt doves on someone else’s property, pick up your spent shells if you would like to get invited back.
Support The NRA Foundation and our Second Amendment rights every time you shop on Amazon
Fairfax, Virginia – The NRA Foundation, America’s leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports, is now a part of AmazonSmile.
What’s AmazonSmile? It’s a philanthropy program that contributes a portion of your Amazon.com purchase to a charity of your choice. And there’s no additional cost passed on to you. Amazon takes the donation out of their end and will continue to offer its vast selection of products at the same low prices you’ve come to expect.
Nearly one million charities are featured on AmazonSmile, but with the addition of The NRA Foundation, there’s no better organization to support firearm-related public interest activities that promote fun and safety and encourage the next generation of firearms enthusiasts.
If you already have an Amazon account you can add AmazonSmile right on top. No new registration required! To add The NRA Foundation as your charity, sign in at https://smile.amazon.com/
Once logged in:
Click on Your Account to the right of the search bar.
Under Settings category: Select Change Your Charity
Search for “The NRA Foundation, Inc.”
Click Select next to The NRA Foundation, Inc.
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