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Chiappa Releases 10-shot SAA Revolver

 

Dayton, Ohio, January 8, 2013: Chiappa Firearms, Ltd. is proud to announce the “1873 SAA 22-10″ ten shot revolver chambered in .22 LR with a .22 Magnum convertible cylinder option. The first revolver offered by Chiappa Firearms, Ltd. in 2008 was the .22 caliber 1873 SAA which was the start of the Rimfire Replica series. The ten shot “1873 SAA 22-10″ is the latest addition and is being offered with the Chiappa Firearms, Ltd. lineup of products for 2013.

The “1873 SAA 22-10″ is a natural progression of the still popular six shot version which was the first handgun offered by Chiappa Firearms, Ltd. in 2008. This successful revolver was first distributed by Cimarron Firearms as the “Plinkerton” and later added by Legacy Sports International as the “Puma” SAA .22 revolvers along with other Chiappa Firearms distributors. The Chiappa Firearms, Ltd. “1873 SAA-22′s” share similar characteristics & size as the original SAA Revolvers of the 19th century made famous by Colt. With similar dimensions of the full sized SAA revolver, the Chiappa Firearms SAA revolvers balance well and find themselves right at home in your favorite western rig.

The new “1873 SAA 22-10″ features a steel cylinder & pawl assembly that insures years of reliability and plinking fun. The standard version is a 4 ¾” barreled revolver with black checkered plastic grips and traditional fixed sights. Additional barrel lengths are available which include 5 ½” & a 7 ½” barreled target version with adjustable sights. Grip choices include Ivory colored plastic and Walnut grips and will be available from Chiappa Firearms, Ltd. direct to outfit both the 10 shot & six shot versions.

The “1873 SAA 22-10″ Revolvers will be on display at the Chiappa Display, Booth # 11729A at the 2013 Shot Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 15-18. Visit the Chiappa Firearms website at www.chiappafirearms.com for more information on all of the new products for 2013. Now you can have 10 X’s the fun with tin cans and targets with the 1873 SAA 10 shot revolver by Chiappa Firearms, Ltd. You can learn more about the 1873 SAA 22-10 Revolver by going to : http://chiappafirearms.com/product/2596

About Chiappa Firearms, Ltd.

Chiappa Firearms, Ltd. is part of the “Chiappa Group” and was founded in 2006 and is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers and importers of high-quality firearms for the commercial sporting market. Chiappa Firearms, Ltd. is located in Dayton, Ohio and is the North American distributor of Armi Sport Chiappa, located in Brescia, Italy. Starting in 2013 Chiappa Firearms, Ltd. will be importing both shotguns and handguns from leading firearm manufacturers in Turkey who have been setting the standard in modern firearm production for the past several years.

Chiappa Firearms, Ltd. distributes a variety of firearms & accessories through exclusive master distributors which includes but is not limited to MKS Supply, Dayton, Ohio, Legacy Sports International, Reno, Nevada, and Taylor’s & Company, Winchester, Virginia. Starting this year, Chiappa Firearms, Ltd. has a select line of direct distribution products that include Classic Historic Replica “Investment Grade Firearms”, “Skinner Series” hunting long guns featuring Skinner Sights, and the “Personal Defense” Series Handguns & Shotguns designed for professional duty & personal protection. The “Direct Distributed” products are available through most firearm wholesale distributors & gun dealers. For more information contact Chiappa Firearms, Ltd. regarding these products, in the Southeast United States, contact Blue Ridge Marketing, Inc.  (828) 438-4254 www.blueridgemarketinginc.com For the Western US contact Lammert Associates, Inc., Al Lammert, President, P.O. Box 58042, Salt Lake City, UT 84158-0042, Office:  888-661-3889, FAX: 801-880-9368, Email: lammert@mindspring.com

 

Taurus Introduces Its Most Versatile Tracker Series Revolver Ever

MIAMI – No other revolver in its class comes close to matching the versatility of the new Taurus® Tracker 992. It easily transforms from .22 LR to .22 Magnum in seconds with its breakthrough button release 9-shot cylinder. The Tracker 992 is everything you could ever want for plinking, target practice or varmint hunting with these popular and affordable ammunition choices.

The Tracker 992 comes equipped with the exclusive Taurus Ribber Grip® that reduces felt recoil and its strong, ordnance grade steel frame is built to last. Additional features include a single-action/double-action trigger, low profile adjustable sights and vent-rib that accommodates an optional scope mount base.

Available in blue or stainless steel finish with a 4 or 6.5 inch barrel, the Taurus Tracker 992 has an overall length of 8.9 to 11.4 inches and weighs 38 to 44 ounces. Like all Taurus handguns, the unique onboard Taurus Security System® allows users to securely lock the gun using an inconspicuous key-lock. MSRP $545 – $592.

Beginning as a small tool manufacturer in Porto Alegre, Brazil more than sixty years ago, Forjas Taurus, S.A. has become a diversified, international company celebrating its resounding success as one of the world’s leading small arms manufacturers. In 1941 the company produced its first revolver, and in 1984 changed the industry forever by offering customers an unqualified LIFETIME REPAIR POLICY™, posting record growth every year since. Taurus brand firearms manufactured by Forjas Taurus are imported into the U.S. and serviced by Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc. For additional information about Taurus, visitwww.taurususa.com. High-resolution images are available at www.taurusdownloads.com.

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Smith & Wesson BODYGUARD First Edition Sets Available

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Smith & Wesson Corp., the legendary 158-year old firearms maker, has started shipments of the new BODYGUARD 38 and BODYGUARD 380 First Edition firearm sets. The limited edition sets feature one BODYGUARD pistol and one BODYGUARD revolver with corresponding serial numbers and laser engraving.

The pistol and revolver are shipped with a wooden, glass topped, felt lined display case and commemorative coin. The glass is laser etched with the wording “Smith & Wesson BODYGUARD First Edition, One of 2,000.” Collectors and shooting sports enthusiasts will also have a chance to bid on the first BODYGUARD pistol (CBG 0001) and revolver (RBG 0001) set through a live auction on the Gunbroker.com website.

(http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=201339786)

Proceeds from the auction will be donated to USA Shooting to help support USA Shooting Team athletes and programs.

Engineered from the ground up as the ultimate personal protection firearms, the BODYGUARD 380 pistols and 38 revolvers offer consumers a reliable, lightweight, compact and concealable option for self defense purposes. Featuring an innovative design, integrated laser sights and a host of custom features, the BODYGUARDs helped reshape the criteria of concealed carry firearms.

“Since their introduction, the BODYGUARDs have provided consumers with a new standard when selecting a firearm for either personal protection or concealed carry applications,” said James Debney, President of Firearms Business for Smith & Wesson. “By offering enhanced features, quality components and an ergonomic design, consumers can now select the best option to match their personal protection needs. With the availability of the BODYGUARD First Edition sets, shooters everywhere can enjoy the ultimate self defense package while at the same time owning a piece of Smith & Wesson’s newest legacy.”

Both the BODYGUARD 380 pistol and 38 revolver are laser engraved with the wording “First Edition” across the firearm. On the semi-automatic pistol, the “First Edition” appears on the right side of the slide in white engraved lettering. On the revolver, the wording has been placed above the trigger guard on the left side of the frame. Each firearm will also be shipped with a soft carry case featuring the “First Edition” monogram. Only 2,000 of these sets will be available for purchase. Those interested in owning the First Edition set (CBG 0001 and RBG 0001), are encouraged to view the live auction being hosted at Gunbroker.com. Smith & Wesson will donate the proceeds of the auction to help support the USA Shooting Team as they prepare for the 2012 Olympics in London.

“USA Shooting is pleased to partner with Smith & Wesson on the First Edition BODYGUARD sets with the proceeds of serial #0001 benefiting our athletes and programs,” said Buddy DuVall, USA Shooting Team Foundation Executive Director. “This is a unique opportunity to obtain a highly collectible Smith & Wesson firearm set while at the same time supporting the athletes that represent the United States in International and Olympic shooting competitions.”

For more information on the BODYGUARD First Edition sets, please visit www.smith-wesson.com.

About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: SWHC) is a U.S.-based, global provider of products and services for safety, security, protection and sport. The company designs and constructs facility perimeter security solutions for military and commercial applications, and delivers a broad portfolio of firearms and related training to the military, law enforcement and sports markets. SWHC companies include Smith & Wesson Corp., the globally recognized manufacturer of quality firearms; Universal Safety Response, a full-service perimeter security integrator, barrier manufacturer and installer; and Thompson/Center Arms Company, Inc., a premier designer and manufacturer of premium hunting firearms. SWHC facilities are located in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Tennessee. For more information on Smith & Wesson and its companies, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com; www.usrgrab.com; or www.tcarms.com .

About USA Shooting:
USA Shooting, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, was chartered by the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of shooting in April 1995. USA Shooting’s mission is to prepare American athletes to win Olympic medals, promote the shooting sports throughout the U.S. and govern the conduct of international shooting in the country. Check us out on the web at www.usashooting.org.

Contact:
Matt Rice, Blue Heron Communications (800) 654-3766 or matt@blueheroncomm.com

Smith & Wesson Introduces New Model S&W500™ Bone Collector™ Revolver

New X-Frame Revolver Built In Collaboration with Professional Hunter Michael Waddell

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Smith & Wesson® Corp., the legendary 158-year old firearms maker, has introduced a new X-Frame model in collaboration with Professional Hunter Michael Waddell – the S&W500™ Bone Collector™. Engineered by the Smith & Wesson Performance Center, the Model S&W500 Bone Collector combines old-world craftsmanship with modern advancements into a new-age hunting revolver. This firearm is powerful, functional and capable of harvesting about any big-game animal on Earth. The Model S&W500 Bone Collector embodies the look, feel and attitude of Waddell’s latest television venture, “The Bone Collector,” airing on The Outdoor Channel.

Delivering more than a ton and a quarter of muzzle energy, the Model S&W500 earned the distinction as the most powerful production revolver when introduced. Built on the company’s X-Frame, the Model S&W500 provides today’s hunters with a well-balanced and manageable firearm when stalking large or dangerous game. Chambered for five rounds of .500 S&W Magnum®, the new Bone Collector revolver is manufactured with a stainless steel frame, cylinder and 10.5-inch barrel design. The S&W500 Bone Collector is standard with a two-tone finish, synthetic rubber grips along with the company’s renowned smooth double-action and crisp single-action trigger pull. To help aide in recoil management, the Model S&W500 is also standard with a full 360-degree muzzle compensator.

Equipped with a variety of special features that only the individual attention of master gunsmiths can achieve, the Model S&W500 Bone Collector is hand-cut and fit to insure top-notch accuracy and precision. Additional Performance Center features include a heavy-duty ball detent lock-up between the cylinder crane and frame along with a chrome-flashed hammer and trigger. The trigger on the Model S&W500 Bone Collector also features an over-travel stop and the revolver is standard with a Performance Center action job. All these features contribute to a revolver capable of answering the needs of any serious handgun hunter.

“We are excited to offer hunters a great option for taking their hunting adventure to the next level,” said Tom Kelly, Vice President of Marketing for Smith & Wesson. “Handgun hunting is becoming more popular than ever with many states now offering a handgun hunting season or allowing handguns to be used during rifle season. Whether used for harvesting wild boar or whitetail deer, its popularity has exploded. The new Bone Collector is the latest in the extensive line of hunting handguns from Smith & Wesson. Providing today’s hunter with sufficient power and long range accuracy, handguns like this new S&W500 enable users to move easily through areas with thick vegetation that often prove difficult to navigate with a long gun.”

The Model S&W500 Bone Collector weighs in at 79.3 ounces and has been fitted with a red ramp front sight and an adjustable black blade rear sight to help aid in target alignment. When traditional sights are not being used, hunters will appreciate the integral weaver base located on top of the barrel, which allows for optics to be easily mounted. For convenient carrying once in the field, a swivel mount bolt sling has been added. Adding to its allure, the new Model S&W500 is engraved with the Bone Collector logo on the frame and will have a limited run of 1,000 units.

For more information on the Model S&W500 Bone Collector, including availability and pricing, please visit www.smith-wesson.com or call (800) 331-0852.

About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: SWHC) is a U.S.-based, global provider of products and services for safety, security, protection and sport. The company designs and constructs facility perimeter security solutions for military and commercial applications, and delivers a broad portfolio of firearms and related training to the military, law enforcement and sports markets. SWHC companies include Smith & Wesson Corp., the globally recognized manufacturer of quality firearms; Universal Safety Response, a full-service perimeter security integrator, barrier manufacturer and installer; and Thompson/Center Arms Company, Inc., a premier designer and manufacturer of premium hunting firearms. SWHC facilities are located in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Tennessee. For more information on Smith & Wesson and its companies, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com;www.usrgrab.com; or www.tcarms.com.

Contact:
Matt Rice
Blue Heron Communications
(800) 654-3766
matt@blueheroncomm.com

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