SHOT Show 2018: H&K Booth

Your new excuse: “Mid-Life Improvement” Here we have a few cool guns at the H&K Booth. First is the MP5 MLI RAL8000. It’s an MP5 “Mid Life Improvement” model. The upgrades are a railed handguard and a three-position adjustable stock. The RAL8000 is the color, which isn’t quite FDE. It’s chambered for 9mm. The MP7A2 […]

SHOT Show 2018: STI Marauder 2011 Race Gun

If you are unfamiliar with STI, they are a smaller handgun company making custom 1911s 2011s right outside Austin, Texas. STI dominates 3-Gun competition, winning more championships than any other pistol manufacturer. STIl builds a solidly reliable and accurate race gun that also serve incredibly well for defense use and target shooting. They call their […]

SHOT Show 2018: Kriss Vector Gen II

Our team made it back from SHOT Show exhausted, excited, safe and sound with a ton of pictures of all the cool stuff we had a chance to get our hands on. Some of it new, some of it not so new. Keep checking back, as we’ll be updating regularly with new pictures. The Kriss […]

The Stinger Retractable AR-15 Bayonet

File under: Things We Think are Cool We totally agree with you, Guns America. This retractable bayonet is something we’d buy. Guns America writer, S.H. Blannelberry says, “In the running for coolest product I’ve seen at SHOT Show 2018.” We’re not going to go that far, but yes, it is cool. We’ll wait and see […]

Hornady (Re) Introduces Frontier Cartridge

If this looks retro to you, it’s because it is. Hornady’s new(ish) Frontier Cartridge is a collaboration with the Lake City Army Ammunition plant and it’s not Hornady’s first time. The first time they collaborated with the Army Ammunition Plant was in 1964. This throwback to Hornady’s first go at ammo making isn’t just nostalgic. […]

Mossberg Announces Mag-Fed 590 Shotgun

On the first day of SHOT Show 2018, Mossberg sent out a press release announcing its new mag-fed 590 pump-action shotgun. Initially, two models will be available, both in 12 gauge with 18.5-inch heavy-walled cylinder bore barrels, 2-3/4-inch chamber and a black synthetic stock. They both come with Mossberg’s patented 10-round double-stack magazine—the world’s first […]

IWI Announces TAVOR Bullpup Shotgun

There doesn’t seem to be a middle ground. Either you love ‘em or hate ‘em—but if you love them, get ready to …. [insert inappropriate response here] Because IWI just announced a TAVOR bullpup shotgun.   The TAVOR TS12 is a 12-gauge, gas-regulated, smoothbore semiautomatic shotgun that has three magazine tubes which hold a total […]

The New .224 Valkyrie—an Outstanding Ride or Flash in the Pan?

Federal has released a brand-new cartridge for the AR-15—or what they are calling the MSR 15—claiming “match accuracy” supersonic velocity to 1,300 yards… “the world’s only” cartridge to do this. Introducing the .223 Valkyrie Essentially, this new round is a 6.8 SPC/.30 Remington case necked down for .224 bullets, with comparable ballistics to a 6.5 […]

Franklin Armory Announces Reformation—11.5” Barrel Non-NFA Firearm

Franklin Armory dropped a mysterious press release yesterday, announcing a new “not a rifle,” “not a shotgun,” AR-15-like rifle with a standard Magpul stock and an 11.5” barrel. The company claims it is a non-NFA, non-SBR and requires no tax stamp and no paperwork. It is called the Reformation. Jay Jacobson, President of Franklin Armory, […]