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American gun manufacturers made more than 11 million firearms in 2016 — the most ever recorded, federal statistics indicate. The Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Export Report compiled last month shows gun makers distributed 11,497,441 firearms into the commercial market that year, including 4.7 million handguns and 4.2 million rifles. The year 2016 remains the industry’s strongest
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Vista Outdoor said it will raise prices on certain ammo product lines in April. (Photo: Vista Outdoor) Vista Outdoor said ammo prices will increase for a second time this year as the industry adopts a “rational and disciplined approach” to generating sales. Chief Executive Officer Christopher Metz told investors Thursday the company will raise prices
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Halo’s laser rangefinder delivers ranges up to 600 yards. (Photo: Halo Optics) Halo Optics debuts the new Xl600 Laser Rangefinder the company says is packed with premium features designed specifically for hunters. Featuring accuracy to +/- one yard, the XL600 offers ranging up to 600 yards. Sporting 6x magnification, the laser rangefinder boasts clear viewing
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Left side view. The Enrage is a slim package for carry or into rage. (Photo: Team HB) For the last several weeks, I’ve had the chance to test drive the quick-install Bushnell Enrage, the company’s updated red dot optic. The experience led me to change my view of a competitor’s popular optic. This red dot
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The Henry Repeating Arms rifle on the auction block features detailed engravings. (Photo: Gunbroker) Henry Repeating Arms continues its celebrating of its 20th anniversary by auctioning off a Henry Big Boy .44 Magnum “One of Twenty” Edition rifle with proceeds benefiting USA Shooting. The “One of Twenty” long gun touts hand-engraving, AAA-grade American Walnut and
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Bill Steorts, director of sales for Flags of Valor, assists customers at the 2018 Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Christen Smith/Guns.com) It’s only been two years since the Steorts family launched a small woodworking shop in northern Virginia called Flags of Valor — and business is booming. Customers wrapped around the company’s booth
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Massaro Holster Works debuted its patented American Purebred at the 2018 Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo: Christen Smith/Guns.com) Massaro Holster Works debuted its patented American Purebred at the 2018 Great American Outdoor Show this week. Company founder and CEO Eddie Massaro said he has spent two years perfecting the Purebred after years of amassing
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The SD Pistol, chambered in 5.56 NATO and 300 AAC Blackout, features a free-float design. (Photo: Bushmaster) The SquareDrop Pistol joins the Bushmaster lineup, available in 5.56 NATO and 300 AAC Blackout. Featuring barrel lengths at seven-, nine- and 10-inches, the SD Pistols are named  for the Advanced Armament Corp Square Drop modular free float
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Jill Herro’s Amish-made furniture seems out of place among the maze of gun vendors at this year’s Great American Outdoor Show — until she taps on the side of a sturdy maple nightstand on display at her corner booth. “Nobody tells anybody what the furniture does,” she said, revealing a hidden compartment ideal for storing handguns. “They want to
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The M&P380 Shield EZ is designed for concealed carry. (Photo: Smith & Wesson) Smith & Wesson keeps that expansion train rolling, introducing another new variant on its M&P Shield lineup. The M&P380 Shield EZ is intended for personal protection and every day carry, according to Smith & Wesson. Chambered in .380 Auto, the pistol’s EZ
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the CLENS-31 boasts more options for more lighting systems. (Photo: Thyrm) After the launch of the CLENS-12, Thyrm has upped the ante delivering more options for more lights in the CLENS-31 option. CLENS, pronounced cleanse, is a heat-resistant clear polymer circle cut to adapt to a wide variety of flashlights and weapon-mounted lights. The system
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Bushmaster’s SquareDrop pistols come in 7- and 10-inch barrel 5.56mm models and a 9-inch .300 BLK. (Photos: Bushmaster) New for 2018, Bushmaster’s line of AR pattern handguns in 5.56 and .300 Blackout come complete with an SB tactical arm brace. Available in three models, the pistols get their name from the free-floating AAC Square Drop
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Drone Shield’s non-lethal Drone Gun Tactical weighs 15-pounds and runs for a half-hour, but can zap drones in four frequencies (Photos: Drone Shield) While a good shotgun may be more gratifying, a Virginia-based company is marketing a new and improved directed-energy weapon aimed at snuffing wayward quadcopters and the like. Drone Shield’s non-lethal Drone Gun
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