SHOT Show 2010 Day 1
September 23, 2010
A quick look at some of the new guns from Day 1 of the 2010 SHOT Show.
Benelli Legacy 28
Benelli proudly introduced a new member of its distinguished Legacy family — — the Legacy 28. For the first time in Benelli history, the fast-firing, ultra-reliable Inertia Driven system that drives Benelli semi-auto shotguns now fitted to the highly efficient 28-gauge.
The Legacy 28 blends style and performance in a way that every sportsman will appreciate. A highly polished blued upper receiver gives the Legacy eye-catching originality and contrasts the sculptured lower receiver, which features classic and detailed game scene engravings. Designed for target shooters and hunters alike, the Legacy 28's satin walnut stock sports a WeatherCoat finish, complimenting the wood's beautiful grain pattern making it virtually impervious to the elements. To further dampen the light recoil, the 28-gauge features an "AirCell" recoil pad, providing maximum comfort and effective shock absorption.
Benelli Legacy 28
The Legacy 28 is available with either a 24- or 26-inch Crio barrel that's topped with a super-light, carbon fiber vent rib, red-bar front sight, mid-bead and utilizes Benelli's Crio choke tubes. Unique to all other 28-gauge semi-autos, the Legacy 28 is trimmed down in every respect. The lightweight receiver is reduced in scale and combined with the slim barrel and sleek fore-end.
Black Hills 6x45
The 6x45 is simply a .223/5.56 necked up to 6mm caliber.
Black Hills introduced a 6x45 mm loaded with either a 100-grain Sierra Spitzer at 2600 fps, or an 85 grain Sierra GameKing at 2700 fps. The 6x45 is simply a .223/5.56 necked up to 6mm caliber. That means the cartridge is ideally suited to the AR-15 platform and allows the use of heavier bullets with no loss of magazine capacity. Lighter varmint loadings are expected to follow initial loadings.
Burris Eliminator Laserscope
No more guessing yardage or fumbling with a shaky handheld rangefinder. No more losing sight of your trophy. No more guessing holdover. The Burris Eliminator knows the precise horizontal distance to your trophy and exactly what your cartridge will do.
In use, simply aim the Burris Eliminator at your target and activate the laser using the remote attached to your rifle's fore-end.
In use, simply aim at your target and activate the laser using the remote attached to your rifle's fore-end. The Eliminator ranges the target and lights a 1/3 MOA illuminated aiming dot on its crosshair showing exactly where your shot will go.
CZ Hammer Classic
The new Hammer Classic from CZ-USA will bring back memories of grandpa's shotgun for many shooters. The old side-by-side that hangs on the fireplace will never be safe to shoot with modern ammo, but the new Hammer Classic can help you relive those hunts of yesteryear.
A case hardened sidelock receiver with functioning hammers and long 30 inch barrels might make you think that it's day has passed by, but precision machining and modern steels ensure that this shotgun will be shooting for generations to come.
A case hardened sidelock receiver with functioning hammers and long 30 inch barrels might make you think that it's day has passed by, but precision machining and modern steels ensure that this shotgun will be shooting for generations to come. This 12-gauge is chambered for 3-inch shells and has a length of pull measuring 14 1/2 inches. Drop at comb is 1 1/2 inches and drop at heel is 1 1/3 inches. Available with extractors and double triggers only.
FNH FNP-45 Tactical
Originally developed for the U.S. Joint Combat Pistol Program and intended for field operations, the FNP-45 Tactical offers the standard FNP-45 ACP performance plus a host of unique features.
The 5.3" stainless steel barrel has a threaded muzzle to accept a sound suppressor or compensator.
The 5.3" stainless steel barrel has a threaded muzzle to accept a sound suppressor or compensator. The new FDE stainless steel slide is fitted with high-profile combat night sights and includes two mounting bases to accept an optional red dot electronic sight. Each FNP-45 Tactical comes with three 15-round magazines and an exclusive Eagle tactical soft case.
Federal Premium Personal Defense Shotshells
Federal Premium Ammunition has announced new shotshells for self defense. These 12- and 20-gauge Personal Defense brand options underwent extensive testing and provide excellent performance at close range.
It's not an existing Federal load in different packaging. These loads were designed for one thing: self defense.
It's not an existing Federal load in different packaging. Federal Premium pioneered the handgun self defense category with its Personal Defense offerings. These loads were designed for one thing: self defense. The same can be said about the new shotshell offerings. They're loaded to ideal velocities and feature optimum patterns and penetration. Shot sizes and velocities were not available at press time. Look
for these shells to be available spring 2010.
Superformance ammunition is 100 to 200 fps faster than any conventional ammunition on the market today, and achieves enhanced performance in every gun, without increases in felt recoil, muzzle blast, temperature sensitivity, fouling or loss of accuracy.
Hornady Superformance uses ultra progressive propellants that take your favorite SST or GMX bullets to levels of performance that are simply unattainable with conventional propellants.
This is a cutting edge technological advancement in ammunition design that transcends convention and achieves the highest performance of any ammunition on the market today. It uses ultra progressive propellants that take your favorite SST or GMX bullets to levels of performance that are simply unattainable with conventional propellants.
In order to get more velocity in the past, shooters have used a brute force approach--large charge weights of a slow burning powder in a larger cartridge case. Ultimately that leads to more recoil and muzzle blast. The Superformance solution is an elegant approach that utilizes specialized powders'¦at normal charge weights, that impart all useable energy to the bullet reducing the rocket nozzle effect at the muzzle while still increasing velocity.
McMillan Long Range Hunter
McMillan Group International announces the expansion of its hunting line with the introduction of McMillan Long Range Hunting Rifle (LRH). The new rifle is designed for precision long-range shooting.
The LRH rifle is built to custom, benchrest tolerances and features the McMillan G30 custom long or short action. The rifle is chambered in .308 Win., .300 Win. Mag. or .338 Lapua Mag. with stainless steel match-grade barrels machined to medium-heavy contour. Barrel threads and the chamber are cut to critical tolerances and fit by hand. The barrel axis is perfectly in line with the bolt axis, and the bolt face and action face are precisely perpendicular to the barrel axis. The action is pillar-bedded into the stock, and the barrel is free floated. Barrel lengths offered are 24-, 26- or 27-inches, depending on the caliber.
The LRH rifle is built to custom, benchrest tolerances and features the McMillan G30 custom long or short action. The rifle is chambered in .308 Win., .300 Win. Mag. or .338 Lapua Mag.
The ergonomic McMillan A-3 fiberglass stock comes standard and features a fixed cheekpiece and recoil pad. The A-3 stock is designed for long-range shooting. Other standard features include machined one-piece steel-hinged floorplate that provides easy unloading and a tuned three-pound trigger. Accessories are available, including scope, bipod, cleaning equipment, and other options.
Redfield Scopes--American Made
Built in Oregon for American hunters, Redfield's new line of Revolution riflescopes offers an unmatched array of optical, mechanical and functional features in the commonly affordable $130 retail price range. The Revolution comes in 2-7x33mm, 3-9x40mm, 3-9x50mm and 4-12x40mm models, each with a black matte finish and either a 4-Plex or Accu-Range reticle.
Key features include: Illuminator Lens System with premium lenses and vapor-deposition multi-coatings for a bright, crisp sight picture designed to provide superior light transmission.
Key features include: Illuminator Lens System with premium lenses and vapor-deposition multi-coatings for a bright, crisp sight picture designed to provide superior light transmission in the critical low-light/blue wavelength conditions that are often present when game is most active; Accu-Trac windage and elevation adjustment system with resettable precision stainless steel 1/4-MOA finger click adjustments for superior repeatability and reliability; Rapid Target Acquisition (RTA) lockable eyepiece to help the hunter quickly find the "sweet spot" behind the scope and shoot with greater accuracy; and Accu-Range reticle option provides hold points to 500 yards for simple, long-range shooting precision.
Rossi Circuit Court Judge
The new Rossi Circuit Judge takes the most overwhelmingly successful revolver in recent history and has extended its range for incredible hunting and shooting.
Now you can fire .410-bore 3" magnum shotshells, .410-bore 2 1/2-inch shotshells and .45 Colt ammunition in any order you please, withoutswitching barrels. The Circuit Court Judge is available in smooth bore shotgun or a rifled barrel shotgun and delivers amazing versatility, accuracy and simplicity.
It comes finished in a beautiful hardwood stock and includes the latest in modern features such as red fiber optic front sight, yoke detent, transfer bar and the Taurus Security System. Also included are a scope mount base and hammer extension.
The Circuit Court Judge is available in smooth bore shotgun or a rifled barrel shotgun and delivers amazing versatility, accuracy and simplicity.
Steiner 10x50 Binocular Laser Rangefinder
Built to highest military specifications, this new Steiner binocular laser rangefinder gives you an unprecedented combination of accuracy and ease of use.
Lightweight but extremely durable, the 10 x 50 LRF is incredibly accurate at distances up to 1,600 yards/meters.
Lightweight but extremely durable, the 10 x 50 LRF is incredibly accurate at distances up to 1,600 yards/meters. With good visibility, accuracy to within just a single yard is poss
ible at distances less than 500 yards. A bright, easy-to-read digital display appears at a touch, giving you the precise distance to the target almost instantaneously.
The unit also features a scanning mode that's especially helpful with small or moving targets. Combine the impressive target accuracy with Steiner's Mil-Spec high-definition HD optics and you'll be sure to not let any subject or target escape your view.
Taurus Raging Judge
The new Raging Judge Magnum shoots the .454 Casull round in addition to delivering the same popular .45 Colt/.410-Bore combo revolver of the original Judge models.
If you thought the Taurus Judge line couldn't get any bigger, you have to see this. The new Taurus Raging Judge Magnum shoots the .454 Casull round in addition to delivering the same popular .45 Colt/.410-Bore combo revolver of the original Judge models, and packs a giant 6-round cylinder. Besides added capacity, the Raging Judge features the famous red "Raging Bull" backstrap for added cushioning and will be available in either 3-inch or 6-inch barrels.
I didn't see this coming from Weatherby--the PA-459 home defense shotgun. As the producer of Personal Defense, I get to see a lot of first-hand defensive shotgun training, and hear the comments from qualified instructors about what's good or not good in a fighting shotgun. It looks to me like Weatherby did this gun right.
Weatherby PA-459 home defense shotgun.
To begin with, it has as short a barrel and overall length as the average citizen will want to fool with, which makes it maneuverable in tight quarters. Next, it's 13 1/2-inch length of pull lends itself to the "fighting stance" being taught in better personal defense schools today.
Weatherby's PA-459 is fitted with a Mil-spec Picatinney accessory rail with adjustable rear LPA ghost ring, and fiber optic front blade sight.
You can't just point a shotgun into a room, pull the trigger and expect the payload to mow down all of the bad guys. In fact, in room-to-room ranges, you need to treat the shot payload as if it was a single projectile, and that means aiming your shots. To aid in that respect, Weatherby's PA-459 is fitted with a Mil-spec Picatinney accessory rail with adjustable rear LPA ghost ring, and fiber optic front blade sight. The pistol grip buttstock is ergonomic, and solid enough to use as a striking tool if necessary though the 5+1 capacity with 2 3/4-inch shells should give owners plenty of opportunity to solve their defensive problem before having to resort to using the PA-459 a club.--Scott E. Mayer
Weaver Steel Tube K4
To celebrate Weaver's 80th Anniversary the optics team is offering a return of its legendary K4 steel tube scope. Just like the original K-Series Weaver scopes, this commemorative scope also features all the benefits of modern technology combined with the styling of the original. For those who love the nostalgia of bygone years, this limited production scope is a must-have optic.
For those who love the nostalgia of bygone years, this limited production scope is a must-have optic.