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Sig Sauer ACP Adaptive Carbine Platform

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Sig Sauer will be debuting their new Adaptive Carbine Platform or ACP at the 2012 SHOT Show next week. The best part about their new ACP kit? It’s universal and will fit almost any gun with an accessory rail, from most Sigs, 1911s, Glocks, S&W M&Ps you name it. Made out of solid aircraft-grade aluminum the new ACP has M1913 Picatinny rails at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions and a full-length rail at the 12 o’clock position. It also features a hand stop to let shooters get a forward grip as well as detachable sling mount.

The Sig ACP will come in three models, a Basic ACP, ACP Enhanced and ACP LE which comes with a top folding shoulder stock (making it an SBR).

For more info check out SigSauer.com. Stay tuned for more pics and info during our SHOT Show 2012 coverage.

Tac 15 AR-15 Crossbow Upper

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Here’s a unique upper for your AR-15, Tac-15 builds crossbow uppers that attach right onto your AR-15 lower. While it’s not new, I recently stumbled upon it while researching for a new AR upper. Tac-15 claims their crossbow uppers are the most accurate and powerful crossbow on the market. They currently have four models available, check them out at Tac15.com.

While Daryl’s Crossbow in The Walking Dead isn’t as sweet as the one above,the Tac 15 crossbow would make a great silent zombie slayer.

Umarex/IWI UZI .22lr Pistols and Rifles

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Another iconic firearm has joined the .22 long rifle realm. The UZI is now available in the budget friendly .22lr round. Umarex USA is importing .22lr pistols and rifles resembling the UZI submachine gun which are made by Carl Walther in Germany and branded under the IWI label. Currently there are two models that will be available, a pistol model resembling the Micro Uzi machine pistol and a a rifle model resembling the UZI carbine with a folding stock and fake suppressor. The pistol model will retail for $480 with the rifle retailing at $645. Both will include a 20 round magazine.

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Gun Sales To Women On The Rise

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It seems like gun ownership isn’t just for the guys anymore, gun ownership among women is on the rise. Miles Hall, owner of the H and H Gun Range in Oklahoma City says his sales to women in the first month of 2012 alone were up 54%. The gun industry has taken notice as well, many companies have released pink hand guns and rifle and even a bra holster, all targeted towards women shooters.

This news isn’t surprising, over the past few years I’ve noticed the increasing number women at the shooting ranges and gun shops I frequent. And not just women with their husbands or boyfriends, I’ve seen groups of women together practicing their marksmanship and purchasing guns without a guy with them. I think this is great for the shooting sports and gun ownership in general in America, it shows that more and more people are open to owning and using firearms for both sport and self defense, or just practicing their second amendment rights. Here’s to all the lady gun owners out there, happy shooting!

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Infographic: Are Guns And Ammo The New Gold?

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Pretty interesting stats, I would like to know who in their right mind would pay $27.99 for a box of .223 Remington Express Core-Lokt ammo however, they’re really overpaying! Note, click on the link above to see the entire infographic.

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Taurus International MFG, Inc. Factory Tour

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The guys at Taurusarmed.net recently had the opportunity to tour the Taurus International Mfg., Inc. factory in Miami, Florida. Check it out at Taurusarmed.net forums.

Chiappa Rhino Revolver in .40 S&W

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Chiappa recently announced their Rhino revolver will be chambered in .40S&W (and make use of full-moon clips). It will be shown at SHOT so stay tuned for more pics and info!

From Chiappa’s press release:

Chiappa Firearms debuts their new .40 S&W caliber revolver at 2012 SHOT Show Booth 16144 main Hall.

As you know the revolutionary premium quality Rhino Revolver is designed to fire from the bottom chamber of the cylinder which results in much less recoil and affords accurate lightning quick firing if so desired.

The NEW .40 caliber Chiappa Revolver utilizes full-moon clips to hold the rimless popular .40 caliber rounds.

Basic Specifications (more later as other models develop):
Caliber: .40 S&W semi-auto round
Moon Clips: Five come with each revolver
Barrel Lengths: 2, 4, 5 and 6-inch
Basic weight: 25-ounces with a 4-inch barrel
Frame: Ergal (a high-strength aluminum alloy), cylinder, barrel and internal parts 4140 alloy steel.
Metal finish:Blued
Stocks:Composite rubber or wood.
Capacity: 6-rounds
Price (MSRP): 2-inch $839; 4-inch $929; 5-inch $949; 6-inch $989.
If you are attending the 2012 Shot Show visit MKS Supply at Booth 16144 Main Hall and be sure to check out Chaippa’s new .45-70 Series rifles, M9-22, Hi-Points Firearms and the unique Tuff1 Slip On Grip Covers.

Russian TP-82 Cosmonaut Gun

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Yeah you read it right, the Russian TP-82 was carried by cosmonauts on space missions. They actually used the triple-barrled firearm until 2006 and were part of the cosmonauts survival kits. They were taken out of service because the ammo had become unusable over the years. The TP-82 had two upper smoothbore barrels that used 40 gauge (12.5×70 mm) ammo with the lower barrel chambered for 5.45×39mm ammo. The TP-82 also featured a buttstock that doubled as a machete.

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Garand Kaboom

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A catastrophic failure when shooting a firearm is pretty scary stuff, especially if it’s a powerful firearm like in the above video. It appears the woman in the above video experienced an out of battery detonation while firing an M1 Garand, luckily no one was hurt.

New Ruger SR22 Pistol

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Ruger recently introduced their new SR22 pistol chambered in the popular and economical .22lr. Designed as a reliable plinking and target pistol, the SR22 is both single and double action and features an external hammer, polymer frame and interchangeable grips in two sizes. The slide is made out of aluminum with serrations both front and rear. It also features a Picatinny rail for mounting accessories.The SR22 has fixed front sights and adjustable rear sights for both windage and elevation. Ruger had ease of use in mind as they included an ambidextrous thumb safety/decocking lever and magazine release. They’ll retail for $399, check them out at Ruger.com.

Caliber: .22 LR
Sights: Adjustable 3-Dot
Length: 6.40″
Height: 4.90″
Width: 1.29″
Grooves: 6
Barrel Length: 3.50″
Twist: 1:16″ RH
Grip Frame: Black Polymer

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