November 06, 2023
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Christmas is just around the corner, so to help make shopping for your favorite shooter a bit easier, we’ve gathered up 15 of the most interesting shooting products introduced in 2023. Many of them are what you’d call best buys.
1. Bushnell Bone Collector Laser Rangefinders
Bushnell, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, is offering the new Bone Collector 1000 and Bone Collector 1800 laser rangefinders. Designed in collaboration with Bone Collector’s Michael Waddell, Nick Mundt, and Travis “T-Bone” Turner, these new rangefinders feature fully multicoated, all-glass optical systems, ARC technology, and new ergonomic housings. The Bone Collector 1000 ranges to 1,000 yards with +/- 1-yard accuracy, while the Bone Collector 1800 ranges to 1,800 yards with +/- 1-yard accuracy. The 1800 model also has a built-in Applied Ballistics Ultralight engine that provides shooting solutions out to 800 yards.
MSRP: $149.99 (Bone Collector 1000) and $199.99 (Bone Collector 1800)
2. Freedom Isn’t Free Hoodie
The Folds of Honor hoodie is more than just comfortable apparel; it's a symbol of deep respect for the sacrifices and service of American heroes. Designed for proud patriots who understand that freedom isn’t free, this pullover blends the standard comfort of a favorite pullover with an athletic fit and a two-ply hood, making it suitable for both workdays and weekends. By wearing this pullover, you not only enjoy its cozy features but also proudly support the Folds of Honor mission.
3. Burris SpeedBead Vent-Rib Mount
The new SpeedBead Vent-Rib Mount from Burris makes mounting a red-dot optic on your turkey-hunting shotgun super easy. It requires no drilling or tapping, and it is perfect for installing the Burris FastFire series of red-dot optics as well as any red dot that has the Docter mounting pattern. The mount is self-centering and comes with an assortment of rib adapters.
4. Butler Creek Element Gun Cover
Featuring new Heat Shield technology, Butler Creek’s Element Gun Cover (Suppressor) was designed specifically for hot suppressors. With its durable, water- and abrasion-resistant fabric, this rifle case protects your firearm from the harshest conditions in the backcountry and on the range, and the cover’s heat-resistant fabric withstands temperatures up to 900 degrees so that guns can be cased almost immediately after firing. It’s also designed for quick removal and can be easily stuffed into a backpack if desired. The Butler Creek Element Gun Cover fits rifles and shotguns up to 54 inches long, and it’s compatible with firearms outfitted with optics. A gap on the bottom allows for sling or bipod access.
5. Byrna Kinetic Less-Lethal 12-Gauge Ammo
Kinetic Less-Lethal 12-gauge shotgun ammunition from Byrna Technology has almost no perceived recoil and, according to the company, 16 times less noise than a standard shotgun round. In decibels, that’s about 117 dB. It accomplishes that because there is no gunpowder, yet it is effective out to 100 feet. The primer provides the propulsion, and a muzzle velocity of 312 fps and a muzzle energy of 14.75 ft-lbs are produced. The shells are 2½ inches long, and the projectile is what the company calls a Clamshell Sabot Jacket. Byrna cautions that less lethal does not mean nonlethal. The projectile can cause serious bodily injury and even death. It uses fin-tail technology for enhanced accuracy, and it is most effective when fired in shotguns with Cylinder Bore and Improved Cylinder Bore chokes. These rounds will not cycle semiautomatic shotguns, but they can be fired by manually cycling the action. Never mix Less-Lethal ammunition with lethal shotshells in any shotgun magazine.
MSRP: $39.99 per 10 rounds
6. CrossBreed Holsters for Staccato Pistols
CrossBreed now meets all your carry needs for Staccato CS and C2 pistols. For maximum concealability, the SuperTuck holster, with its shirt-tuckable clip design and extended premium leather backing, is the solution. The all-Kydex Rogue holster is a perfect appendix-carry option and offers equal comfort and concealment. For those who favor an OWB carry option, CrossBreed offers the SnapSlide OWB (high and tight for strong side), DropSlide OWB (body tight with a low-cut backer), and the SuperSlide OWB (strong side or crossdraw configurations). For off-body carry and readiness, CrossBreed offers several modular, hook-and-loop backed holsters and a variety of magazine carriers for the Staccato CS and C2 pistols. All holsters come with CrossBreed's lifetime warranty and the company's "Two Week, Try It Free Guarantee."
MSRP: $44.95 to $114.95
7. Federal 28-Gauge Black Cloud Waterfowl Ammo
Federal has added two 28-gauge, 3-inch, 3/4-ounce shotshell loads in shot size No. 3 and No. 4 to its Black Cloud family of steel-shot ammunition. Like all Black Cloud loads, the new 28-gauge loads have the FliteControl Flex wad, a blend of FliteStopper steel pellets (40 percent) and Premium steel pellets (60 percent), high-performance primers, temperature-stable powder, and sealed crimps. Muzzle velocity is factory rated at 1,400 fps.
MSRP: $40.99 per 25 rounds
8. GOSAFE Mobile Mag
The GOSAFE Mobile Mag is a fully functioning magazine and provides loadable and lockable mobile security via its unique-to-user high-security key. It combines mobility and complete security with fast access, cannot be removed from the firearm when locked, goes from ready to fire to locked in a matter of seconds, and by blocking the trigger, it prevents unintended firing, even with a round in the chamber. The Mobile Mag holds 10 rounds of ammo; fits Glock 17, 19, 19X, and 34 pistols; and is compatible with all holsters.
9. Leapers UTG Accu-Sync 2521R Red-Dot Sight
The new UTG Accu-Sync 2521R red-dot sight from Leapers utilizes a mini-ACOG footprint, lending itself to a wide variety of mounting brackets. A QD riser is included for a lower 1/3 co-witness. The tempered glass provides outstanding light transmission, and the sight’s compact size and snag-free turrets make it ideal for many applications. The dot is 3 MOA in size, and it has eight manually adjusted brightness settings. Power is by one CR2032 battery, and battery life is rated at 30,000+ hours on the middle setting.
10. Springfield Hellcat Pro 17-Round Magazines
Springfield now offers high-capacity magazines for the popular Hellcat Pro series of compact 9mm semiautomatic pistols. The new magazines hold 17 rounds and feature black or Desert FDE extended base pads with the same Adaptive Grip Texture as the Hellcat Pro grip.
11. Vortex Bantam HD 6.5X32 Youth Binocular
The new youth-sized Bantam HD 6.5X32 Youth Binocular is compact, lightweight, streamlined, and rugged, and it is ergonomically designed for smaller hands and faces. It offers 6.5X magnification and features an HD optical system for crisp colors and sharper images, XR lens coatings for enhanced low-light viewing and glare reduction, rubber armor, and adjustable eyecups. It is nitrogen purged and O-ring sealed. It’s fogproof, shockproof, and waterproof.
12. XS Sights R3D 2.0 Night Sights
The new R3D 2.0 second-generation tritium night sights from XS Sights are brighter and easier to install than the first-generation sights. Offered for Glock and Smith & Wesson pistols, the R3D 2.0 night sights feature bigger and more defined (by virtue of PVC rings) tritium dots in the blacked-out and striated rear sight and a green or orange dual-illuminated photoluminescent Glow Dot front sight. The sights also utilize a new EasyPress feature built into the dovetail of the rear sight, eliminating the need for filing and hammering during installation. The combination of a crush zone and a lead-in edge reduces the force needed for installation by up to 50 percent.
MSRP: $131.99 to $142.99
13. Streamlight TLR-8 G Sub Light/Laser
The new TLR-8 G Sub combination light/laser from Streamlight features rear paddle switches with high and low options and a green aiming laser. The LED light’s output is 500 lumens, with a max candela rating of 5,000 and a beam distance of 141 meters. The unit is powered by one CR123A lithium battery, with a run time of 1.5 hours. The compact, rail-mounted light/laser is 2.51 inches long, and it weighs 2.77 ounces.
14. Match Pro ED 15X56 Binoculars
The Match Pro ED 15x56 is the purpose-built tool every precision shooter needs – A high-magnification binocular with a reticle.
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