500 Thunder Ranch 20th Anniversary Pump-Action Shotgun – This compact 12-gauge (2 ¾ and 3-inch shell capability) featuring an 18 ½-inch barrel, shortened synthetic stock with a 13-inch length of pull and 6-round total capacity was initially introduced in 2012, as the 500 Thunder Ranch. To recognize the 20th Anniversary of the Smiths’ world-renowned training facility, the 2013 version of the 500 Thunder Ranch is emblazoned with the distinctive “Thunder Ranch 20th Anniversary” logo. Key features include a fixed cylinder bore for optimal pattern densities; a machined stand-off/breaching barrel design; simple white-dot sighting system; tri-rail forend Picatinny rail system (integrated bottom rail and removable side rails) for quick addition of tactical accessories or lights; and decreased overall length of 37 inches for added maneuverability. All exposed metalwork has a non-reflective matte blue finish and the durable stock and forend feature a matte black finish and sling swivel studs. Completing this tactical shotgun package is a handy, black padded sling. MSRP: $493
Maverick HS12 Thunder Ranch Over-and-Under Shotgun – Known for delivering exceptional value in a no-nonsense package, the Maverick HS12 is a 3-inch chambered, 12-gauge break-action shotgun featuring robust dual-locking lugs for a strong, secure lock-up and maximum reliability. Operation is simple with the tang-mounted safety and integrated barrel selector. Key features of the Thunder Ranch HS12 include fixed cylinder bore in both barrels; shortened 18 ½-inch barrel length; receiver-mounted Picatinny rail and barrel-mounted Picatinny side rails for the attachment of optics, lights or accessories; and for quick target acquisition, the top rail is slotted to work in conjunction with the front fiber optic sight. The black matte-finished synthetic stock and forend are contoured for a more solid grip and better handling and all exposed metalwork wears a matte blue finish. The “Thunder Ranch” logo is engraved on the right side of the receiver. MSRP: $549
MVP Thunder Ranch Bolt-Action Rifle – MVP Series rifles are based on the classic Mossberg 4×4™ bolt-action platform but feature the patent-pending Drop-Push bolt design allowing the rifle to accept and reliably feed from standard AR-style magazines. Other standard features include our user-adjustable, patented LBA™ (Lightning Bolt Action™) Trigger System easily adjusted from 2 to 7 pounds; distinctive spiral-fluted bolt; factory-installed, receiver-mounted Picatinny rail; dual front and rear sling swivel studs; and 10-round capacity magazine. The MVP Thunder Ranch is chambered in 5.56mm NATO (223 Rem) optimized with a 1:9 twist rate in the 18 ½-inch medium bull, fluted barrel. The barrel is threaded and comes with a thread cap. Housed in a durable wood stock, the MVP Thunder Ranch features a distinctive OD Green finish and complementing matte blue metalwork. Completing the package is the “Thunder Ranch” logo engraved above the magazine well on the right side of the stock. MSRP: $934
Regardless of the mission, selecting a properly-equipped firearm and securing individualized training are primary keys to your success. Now Mossberg, in conjunction with Clint Smith, is providing you with three well-designed firearms for personal defensive training or for use in competitive shooting – the Mossberg Thunder Ranch Series. Visit our web site today at www.mossberg.com to see complete specifications on these and other tactical Mossberg firearms.
Mossberg Thunder Ranch Series Shotgun Specifications:
500 Pump 20th Anniversary
18 1/2 in
Stand-Off Matte Blue
Matte Black Tri-Rail Forend
6 3/4 lbs
12 ga 3 in
18 1/2 in Matte Blue
Fiber Optic Front Rear Slot Picatinny Rail (Receiver-Mounted)
36 1/2 in
14 1/4 in
Synthetic Matte Black Picatinny Rails (Barrel-Mounted)
6 1/4 lbs
Mossberg Thunder Ranch Series Rifle Specifications:
18 1/2 in
Med Bull Fluted Threaded Matte Blue
37 1/2 in
13 1/4 in
8 1/4 lbs
Thunder Ranch® is a registered trademark of Thunder Ranch, Inc.
About O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.
Founded in 1919, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. is the oldest family-owned firearms manufacturer in America, and is the largest pump-action shotgun manufacturer in the world. Leading the way with over 100 design and utility patents to its credit, and standing as the first ISO 9001 Certified long-gun manufacturer, Mossberg is considered to be one of the most innovative firearms manufacturers in U.S. History. For more information on commercial, special purpose, law enforcement and military shotguns, rifles and accessories, please visit their website atwww.mossberg.com.
The Vortek StrikerFire™ is packed with features. This rifle has a 28″ tapered, fluted Magnum Chromoly. This muzzleloader has a two-stage trigger that is set at 3 pounds, providing a crisp, clean-breaking trigger. The Stow-N-Go removable butt pad allows it to remove with the push of a button and provides convenient storage space. The StrikerFire™ is also equipped with a 1-piece stainless steel Accelerator Breech Plug™ that allows the firing of both loose and palletized powder without changing the breech plug.
Traditions™ continues to revolutionize muzzleloading technology and is proud to be on the forefront of the first new technology advancement in years. We invite you to pick up the next innovation in muzzleloading and feel the difference. Stop by SHOT Show Booth #16532 to see the NEW! Vortek StrikerFire™
About Traditions Performance Firearms: Traditions™ Performance Firearms is known for their innovative muzzleloaders that are equipped with the latest features. Winners of Field & Stream’s Best of the Best award 3 years in a row; they are continually recognized for their innovative, accurate, and dependable firearms. As hunters and shooters themselves, they take a first hand approach in developing new products. They also provide the only full line of muzzleloader accessories on the market and carry their own lines of optics, optics accessories, tactical scopes, tactical rings, single action revolvers, do-it-yourself kits, black powder revolvers, and much more. For more information on Traditions Performance Firearms, please visit their website atwww.traditionsfirearms.com, find them on Facebook and Twitter, or call 860.388.4656
The Frontier Series showcases all our top quality features and finishes. This series is available in many different calibers and barrel lengths including 4.75″, 5.5″, and 7.5″. While they all have steel frames, a selection of finishes are available including color-case hardened, blued, and nickel. Grip options are walnut or white PVC. Traditions™ always put safety first and has equipped their single actions with a transfer bar safety system that provides the highest level of safety offered on an 1873 single action firearm.
The Rawhide Series offers today’s single action shooters quality and features at an affordable price. The revolver’s matte black finish is attractive and provides excellent corrosion resistance. The transfer bar safety is also incorporated on the Rawhide series single actions. This series is available in a selection of calibers and barrel lengths as well.
Stop by Traditions™ SHOT Booth #16532 and check out their new single action series for 2013!
About Traditions Performance Firearms: Traditions™ Performance Firearms is known for their innovative muzzleloaders that are equipped with the latest features. Winners of Field & Stream’s Best of the Best award 3 years in a row, they are continually recognized for their innovative, accurate, and dependable firearms. As hunters and shooters themselves, they take a first hand approach in developing new products. They also provide the only full line of muzzleloader accessories on the market and carry their own lines of optics, optics accessories, tactical scopes, tactical rings, single action revolvers, do-it-yourself kits, black powder revolvers, and much more. For more information on Traditions Performance Firearms, please visit their website atwww.traditionsfirearms.com, find them on Facebook and Twitter, or call 860.388.4656
WANAMASSA, NJ – Eagle Imports, the exclusive distributor of the Metro Arms family of products, is now distributing the SPS Vista performance pistol models. The SPS Vista Long and SPS Vista Short are serious competitors with built-in accuracy, speed and reliability.
The SPS Vista Long .38 Super single-action, semi-auto pistol features a 5.5-inch ramped, match-grade threaded barrel with a 10.7-inch, 4140 hammer forged steel slide. The extended slide with wide rear serrations and scope mount for optics is finished in a black matte chrome.
The SPS Vista Short is a 9mm single-action, semi-auto pistol with a 5-inch ramped, match-grade threaded barrel with a 9.82-inch, 4140 hammer forged steel slide with scope mount and wide rear serrations is also finished with a black chrome finish.
Both performance pistols are feature-rich with bright chrome accents and competition style components. The SPS Vista has a flared and lowered ejection port, skeletal hammer and light-weight polymer trigger. The enhanced beavertail grip safety and glass-filled nylon polymer grips provide the user with a comfortable, sure grip for all-day action. Both SPS Vista models have a wide magwell and a 21-round magazine.
For more information about the new SPS Vista Long and Short pistols from Eagle Imports visit www.metroarms.com.
SPS Pantera Specification:
SPS Vista Short
SPS Vista Long
4140 hammer forged steel
4140 hammer forged steel
Comes with mount for use with C-More Optical Sight
Comes with mount for use with C-More Optical Sight
Glass filled nylon polymer
Glass filled nylon polymer
About Metro Arms Corporation:
Metro Arms Corporation established under the expertise of former competitive shooter, Hector Rodriquez, designs and builds classic and competitve 1911 style pistols. Metro Arms’ state-of-the art facility in the Philippines boasts the latest metallurgic technologies and production equipment resulting in world-class pistols for collectors and competitors with a “Precise Fit…Perfect Fire…”
About Eagle Imports:
Founded in 1988, Eagle Imports is proud of its history and tradition of being an exclusive firearms distributor in the United States. Eagle is committed to fulfilling Metro Arms’ mission in the USA and for providing the ultimate after-sale experience for all of the Metro Arms Corporation family of products. www.metroarms.com
Wixom, MI -The Trijicon TARS (Tactical Advanced Riflescope) has received the 2013 NRA Golden Bullseye Award for “Optic of the Year” from American Rifleman Magazine.
The NRA Publications Golden Bullseye Awards acknowledge the finest products available in the shooting sports. The winners are selected by a seven-member committee consisting of editors, graphic designers and veteran NRA Publications staff, representing more than a century of collective experience in the shooting and hunting industry. To qualify for consideration for a Golden Bullseye Award, a product must have been:
Recently introduced and available to consumers prior to the selection of the
Golden Bullseye Awards
Used/tested by a staff member or regular contributor to the magazine and/or affiliated media
Reliable in the field, meeting or exceeding the evaluator’s expectations
Innovative in design and function
Readily perceived as a value to the purchaser
Styled in a manner befitting the shooting and hunting industry and, perhaps more importantly, its enthusiasts
“We are honored that American Rifleman has selected the TARS to receive the NRA Golden Bullseye Award”, said Tom Munson, Trijicon Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Our goal was to develop a precision, long range, illuminated riflescope with all the rugged durability of our legendary ACOG.”
The Trijicon TARS is a 3-15x variable magnification, 50mm-objective, illuminated-reticle optic designed for tactical and sporting rifles. Premium-grade optics, exact adjustments, and innovative reticle systems allow users to engage targets at extreme ranges.
Best-quality Schott glass is fully Mil Spec multi-coated to allow maximum light transmission. Advances in optical engineering have produced a generous 3.3 inches of constant eye relief while decreasing overall scope length to 13.9 inches. Its 3x to 15x magnification range make it a viable choice for myriad applications, from LE and military operations to benchrest competition to varmint and big-game hunting.
The TARS features an innovative illuminated-reticle system with 10 levels of intensity, including two for use with night-vision optics. Its non-forward emitting LED illuminated reticle is much more efficient than current systems; One CR2032 battery provides up to 175 hours of use (setting 6, Day 1). Three reticle choices are available-an intuitive MOA reticle (Model 101), Trijicon-exclusive JW mil reticle (102) and a duplex reticle for traditional hunting applications (103 and 104). All are located in the first focal plane, so subtension values remain constant across the magnification range.
A robust, 34mm main tube machined from aircraft-grade aluminum combined with Trijicon’s mil-spec construction ensure TARS can handle severe recoil in the harshest environments. It is waterproof to 66 feet. Hydrophobic coatings on exposed lenses ensure clarity in wet conditions. Finger-adjustable turrets feature patent-pending lockable, tactile click adjustments for positive tracking and repeatability. A side-mounted parallax dial focuses from 40 yards to infinity. Removable Tenebraex flip-up range caps and sunshade are included.
NRA Publications will present its annual Golden Bullseye Awards at a special breakfast at the 2013 Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston, Texas on Friday, May 3, 2013.
For more information on the Trijicon TARS™, and the complete array of Brilliant Aiming Solutions™ for the hunting, shooting, military and law enforcement markets, contact Trijicon®, Inc. at (248) 960-7700 or visitwww.trijicon.com.
This high impact-resistant, heavy-duty combat hammer is specifically designed to withstand extreme conditions. Featuring precision-cast, oxide-coated 2cr13 stainless steel construction, a 30% fiberglass reinforced nylon handle and quality metal bolts – it is a nearly indestructible, versatile tool.
The heavy-duty hammer head with a curved back spike, is ideal for use as both a breaching tool or defensive hammer. Bust windows, breach stubborn doors and attack the toughest metal objects with this hammer. The extra-long handle and 37″ overall length gives the carrier a large defensive tool that is long enough to be used a balance aid as well. Walk tall, hammer in hand, knowing that this war hammer can provide reliable self-defense. Practical applications abound, including use for hiking, self-defense, home security and the ability to pummel practically anything you encounter. No outdoors collection is complete without this tactical beast, guaranteed to perform even after tough, repeated use.
Whether you are looking for home defense, excellent camping and outdoors gear and accessories, or fierce personal protection, M48® Kommando™ covers all the bases. The applications are endless, and when you need to survive, no other brand has your back like M48® Kommando. Visit the www.budk.com/M48 today for more information and additional M48® products.
PRINCETON, FL – January 11, 2013 – TWN Industries Inc., the leading Water Transfer Printing material supplier, has partnered with Matrix Diversified Industry (MDI) to offer a vast array of camouflage and decorative patterns on Magpul furniture kits. These kits designed by MDI will be exclusively distributed by Sports South, LLC and the extensive network of retail dealers that they support. Look for these kits to arrive on dealer shelves starting January 2013. Ronnie Whitten, Director of Sales of Sports South, stated “MDI, working with Sports South, will prove to be a huge asset to firearms dealers by combining great products with great distribution for satisfied customers and giving the consumer many different options to dress up their existing AR 15 Platform firearm and give it a new look at an affordable cost.” The initial pattern launch will include Carbon Fiber, High Desert “A-TACS”, Inglorius ” Proveil’s Reaper Z”, Shine Attire’s Muddy Girl, Bounty Hunter, and Kryptec’s Typhon. “This program will bring together the quality and precision of Magpul and the superior imagery of TWN’s water transfer printed patterns,” says Jeff Graham, National Accounts Sales Specialist for TWN Industries.
Please visit the Sports South booth #15732 at SHOT Show next week. For more information, go to www.internetguncatalog.com
About TWN Industries, Inc.:
Founded in 1994, TWN Industries, Inc., the original water transfer printing supplier, offers film, equipment, supplies and training for water transfer printing (also known as hydrographic printing and camo dipping). TWN proudly serves clients large and small in a wide range of industries from the automotive to sporting goods market. TWN offers manufacturers the option of a no-charge, pre-production, project evaluation, and sample decorating from its corporate headquarters located in Princeton, Florida, or in the alternative manufacturers can choose to access a worldwide network of TWN Certified Processors who are available to decorate one part or hundreds of thousands of parts. For more information visit our website at http://www.watertransferprinting.com or call us directly at 305.258.9622.
WAUCONDA, IL – Stack-On® Products announces the introduction of the Shooter’s Fire-Resistant Pistol & Ammo Safe (Model #E-4-MB-E-S), offering 5.7 cubic feet of interior storage with three adjustable shelves and a factory-installed door storage system that holds four pistols for quick access.
Approved as meeting the California Department of Justice standards for firearm safety, this safe features a four-way locking system using a total of eight locking points – five 1.5″ live action locking bolts and three deadbolts. The live action locking bolts are extended and retracting by turning the three spoke steel handle. The electronic lock is easy to program with a three to eight digit code, batteries are accessible from the front of the lock and a backup key is included.
The safe has also been tested and verified by independent lab – ETL – to be fire-resistant for 30 minutes up to 1400-degrees Fahrenheit. The interior of the safe is fully carpeted and includes three adjustable shelves for storing additional pistols, ammo or other valuables.
The Shooter’s Fire-Resistant Pistol & Ammo Safe comes in a sleek matte black paint finish with chrome accents and measures in at 20.875″ W x 19.75″ D x 40″ H.
Stack-On will be featuring the Shooter’s Fire-Resistant Pistol & Ammo Safe along with the Tactical Fire-Resistant Safe (Model #TS-20-MB-E-S) and the Tactical Steel Security Cabinet (Model #TC- 16-GB-K) at the upcoming SHOT Show® (Booth #605).
About Stack-On Products Company
Headquartered in Wauconda, IL, Stack-On Products Company is the industry’s leading provider of security products for sportsmen, law enforcement and consumers. For more information, visit Stack-On atwww.stack-on.com or call 800-323-9601.
Product demonstrations and informational videos are available online atwww.youtube.com/user/StackOnProducts
Cranston, Rhode Island – SWAROVSKI OPTIK NORTH AMERICA announces a new reticle to the Z6(i) rifle scope line. The 4W reticle is a wind compensating reticle that is designed to be used in conjunction with the Ballistic Turret (BT), which will now be available in the Z6(i) model rifle scopes.
The new 4W Reticle allows the shooter, or hunter, to dial in the correct elevation needed for a shot with the Ballistic Turret (BT) system, and then be able to compensate for wind utilizing the vertical marks along the crosshair of the reticle. These marks are placed in 2 MOA (Minute of Angle) increments.
In late 2011, the 4W Reticle was introduced in our Z5 and Z3, Ballistic Turret (BT) series rifle scopes. Due to the overwhelming consumer demand for the 4W Reticle with BT system, the 4W and new 4W-I (illuminated) Reticle will now be offered in select Z6(i) BT models.
“Due to the incredible demand of the 4W Reticle with our BT turret system, SWAROVSKI OPTIK is proud to offer the 4W/BT combination in our 30 mm tube Z6(i) series. For the target shooter or hunter, the 4W Reticle with either the BT or Custom BT is the ultimate long range combination to compensate for bullet drop and wind,” says Tom Hogan, Senior Technical Advisor for SWAROVSKI OPTIK NORTH AMERICA.
Wind compensation is dependent on wind velocity, wind angle, ballistic coefficients and muzzle velocities. Wind “hold-off” in MOA can be determined from two SWAROVSKI OPTIK sources: The free SWAROVSKI OPTIK Ballistic Program app for I-Phones and Androids-Wind MOA calculations can be made in the field with current conditions. The SWAROVSKI OPTIK Ballistic Program is also available at our website WWW.SWAROVSKIOPTIK.COM.
If you require any further information or photography please contact:
Dean J. Capuano, Director of Communications
SWAROVSKI OPTIK NORTH AMERICA LTD
2 Slater Road, Cranston, Rhode Island 02920
Tel. 800-426-3089 x2957, Fax. 877-287-8517
HAUPPAUGE, NY- Meopta USA, a global leader in precision sports optics, introduces the new MeoCapTM flip-open binocular eyepiece covers. These innovative individual eyepiece covers protect vulnerable ocular lenses while hunting in rough terrain, hiking or attending a favorite sporting event and, when flipped open for use, shield eyes from peripheral light entering between the user’s eyes and the binocular. Those who have spent a lot of time glassing know how much light interference can diminish the viewing experience and, for those who wear eyeglasses, it can be even more uncomfortable.
“This accessory exemplifies the type of innovative solutions that drive our business at Meopta,” said Reinhard Seipp, general manager and COO of Meopta USA. “High-end optics manufacturers, including ourselves, spend millions on R&D trying to squeeze every last ounce of transmission through a binocular but too often all that effort is nullified in the field by stray light entering between the eyes and the ocular. This simple solution solves this problem and allows the user to enjoy the full benefit of our amazing glass.”
Meopta’s MeoCap eyepiece covers with LightFoil technology work with most full-size binoculars on the market today and open outward to form a barrier between the user’s eyes and any peripheral light trying to enter the eyecups. The result is an amazingly bright, clear, relaxing and distraction-free view.
MeoCap Key Features
- Tough ABS construction is durable and weatherproof. Simple hinge system contains no metal parts or springs to lose or break. Caps close securely for total lens protection.
- Flip-open covers improve the optical performance of any binocular by blocking peripheral light from entering between the user’s eyes and the eyecups.
- Makes viewing more comfortable by reducing eyestrain. Improves contrast by isolating your subject from outside light interference. Perfect for eyeglass wearers.
- Proprietary fit system uses unique radially aligned inserts to provide a positive grip onto the eyecup and can be changed to fit a wide variety of eyecup sizes.
- Sculpted, form-fitting design adds less than half a millimeter to the eyecup surface for no reduction in eye relief.
The Meopta Group is a U.S. family-owned, multinational company with facilities in the United States and Europe. Founded in 1933 in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic), Meopta is a leading manufacturing partner to many of the world’s finest optical brands. In their Czech facility, Meopta conceives, develops and manufactures precision optical and electro/optical systems for semiconductor, medical, aerospace and military industries as well as for consumer markets. In their New York plant, precision optical products are manufactured and assembled to exacting standards in clean-room environments for the military, industrial and consumer markets.
For more information regarding Meopta, please visit www.meoptausa.com.