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Walther Introduces Fully-Featured Pistol with a Value Price


FORT SMITH, AR – Continuing over a decade of innovation and German engineering with shooter friendly features, Walther Firearms introduces new for 2013 the PPX. Perfect as a self-defense, concealed carry or target gun, this hammer-fired, semi-automatic pistol has a smooth pre- cocked trigger. The PPX comes in 9mm and .40 S&W in either black or stainless and ready for action.

The barrel is 4 inches (102mm) long with adjustable 3-dot steel sights for rapid aiming and quick target acquisition. For safety, the new PPX has a loaded chamber viewport to quickly identify if the gun is armed and ready along with three different safety systems – 2 safeties and a firing pin block. Its heavy duty polymer frame is sleek with Walther styling but rugged enough for practical everyday use. For greater control and accuracy, the PPX has a smooth, constant trigger pull of just 6.6 lbs (29N). The versatility and engineering is further demonstrated as it has a traditional reversible magazine release for left-and right-handed shooters that is easily accessible with standard grips. This double-stacked pistol has a magazine capacity of 16 rounds for the 9mm version and 14-round capacity for the .40 S&W and comes in a matte black or stainless version.

“We are very excited about the new Walther PPX because it has all the features law enforcement and avid shooters have come to expect from Walther but is affordable so it can fit in anyone’s shooting budget,” said Adam Blalock, President and CEO of Fort Smith-based Walther Arms, Inc. “This is one pistol that truly has to be fired to appreciate and it is certainly worthy of the Walther name.”

For those who need them or want added accessories, the PPX has a strong MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail for mounting flashlights, lasers or other tactical accessories. It even comes with an optional threaded barrel so modern suppressors can be utilized. Even though the Walther PPX is loaded with all these features and advanced design, it is one of Walther’s most value-priced options as the manufacturer’s suggested retail price ranges from $449 to $499.

About Walther Arms
Entering its 130th year, Walther has earned the trust of law enforcement professionals, recreational shooters, and athletes through its line of reliable PPQ, PPS and PPK pistols. Walther Arms manufactures and markets firearms of various calibers ranging from .22 to .40. For more information, visit www.WaltherArms.com.

Mark Thomas, Director of Marketing, Walther Arms, Inc.  479-242-8500 ext. 273 |mark.thomas@waltherarms.com

MasterPiece Arms

Booth 2130 Level 1
Come visit MPA’s booth where you’ll find no other personal-sized, conceal carry pistol made from 4140 solid steel billet. Only the Protector Series in .380 and .32 give you solid built dependability in a small firearm. Get a grip on one at Booth 2130 and see how it feels.

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.


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.

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

ISSC-Austria’s World Simul-Shoot Championship Series Wrap UP

We invited the world to the first high speed pistol championship specifically for 22LR, rimfire pistols. Do you know what we learned? That no other pistol or 22 conversion kit, was better suited for rapid fire and rapid reloading than the ISSC Austria M22, 22LR pistol.

No other rimfire pistol provides the fast action fun and realism of the ISSC Austria M22. Guaranteed!

SIG SAUER® P290™ Sub-Compact 9mm Pistol – Full Size Power in the Ultimate Conceal Carry

SIG SAUER, the leading manufacturer of military, law enforcement, government agency and commercial firearms, introduces the SIG SAUER P290™ Sub-Compact 9mm pistol. The latest addition to SIG SAUER’s innovative conceal carry line-up puts all the power of a full-size 9mm in a lightweight and versatile polymer pistol design in the hands of responsible citizens and law enforcement officers.

p290The P290, in Double-Action-Only, has a snag-resistant, sleek design for conceal carry or used as a back-up for plains clothes or security personnel. The Stainless slide carries the popular SIG SAUER serrations and is finished in either natural stainless finish or a black Nitron® finish. Unique to the P290 are polymer customized grip plates in aluminum, wood and polymer that can be engraved with your initials for a truly personalized pistol (coming soon.).

SIG SAUER P290™ Specifications:

Caliber: 9mm
Overall Length: 5.5 in.
Overall Height: 3.9 in.
Overall Width: 0.9 (1.1 in. w/ slide catch lever)
Barrel Length: 2.9 in.
Sight Radius: 4.3 in.
Sights: Contrast/SIGLITE® Night Sights
Weight w/Mag 20.05 oz.
Frame: Polymer
Slide: Stainless
Trigger Pull: 9 lbs.
Frame Finish: Black
Slide Finish: Nitron® or natural stainless
Mag. Capacity: 6 – 8 rounds
Trigger: DAO
Grips: Customizable – aluminum, wood, polymer
Features: Customizable grips, optional laser
MSRP: P290 Nitron, 9mm, SIGLITE NS, 6-rd. mag. $757.00
P290 Two-Tone, 9mm, SIGLITE NS, 6-rd. mag. $786.00

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For more information on SIG SAUER, or any of its products, visit www.sigsauer.com.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is the largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes J.P. Sauer & Sohn and Blaser GmbH in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland. This global network of companies gives SIG SAUER a world-class firearms knowledge base, unparalleled design expertise, and extensive manufacturing capacity, enabling the company to respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions and the needs of its military, law enforcement, and commercial markets worldwide. SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001: 2000 certified company with over 370 employees. For more information on SIG SAUER or any of its products, or the SIG SAUER Academy, log on to www.sigsauer.com.

Baron Engraves “Coyote Special” LCPs

Baron Engraves Coyote Special LCPsTrumbull, CT – As most of you know by now, while out on a jog this past February, Texas Governor Rick Perry took out a threatening coyote that was looking to make the governor’s dog its next meal. Using a laser-sighted Sturm Ruger .380-caliber LCP, Perry required only one shot to suppress the threat.

What you may not know is that Sturm Ruger & Co. had 1,000 of these pistols made with a special-edition slide that was engraved by Baron Engraving, which also runs Ruger’s Custom Engraving Shop. On the sides of each blued slide, the words “Coyote Special” (right) and “A True Texan” (left) are engraved. Baron Engraves Coyote Special LCPs2

On the front-top portion of the slides are images of a coyote howling in the night and a Texas 5-point star. And what is even more amazing is that Baron Engraving blued, engraved and returned these 1,000 slides within four business days.

“We at Sturm Ruger are fortunate to have such a responsive partner in Baron Engraving; it gives us the flexibility to respond quickly when opportunities arise.” says Mike Fifer, President and CEO of Sturm Ruger & Co.

“When Baron took over Ruger’s Custom Engraving Shop almost three years ago, a myriad of outstanding projects such as this ‘Coyote Special’ have come forth that have really sealed the bond between Ruger and Baron. Great team, great partner!” said David Baron, President of Baron Engraving.

Our compliments to the governor for making the right decision that saved his daughter’s dog and to Ruger for making such a fine handgun that works so well when it is needed.

About Baron Engraving

For 28 years, Baron Engraving has worked with shooting associations, conservation groups, and manufactures to embellish firearms, cutlery and other products that become heirlooms and collectibles. Merging hand engraving techniques used for centuries with today’s latest technology, Baron creates unique hand-engraved, sculpted-roll engraved, etched and multi-laser engraving processes to embellish all types of metal, synthetic and wood products. Baron services include a creative art department whose extraordinary custom designs are used by many industries and organizations around the world.

For more information on Baron Engraving, visit www.baronengraving.com and on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1482246315&v=wall&story_fbid=1448972552615#!/pages/Baron-Engraving/379290352597?ref=ts

Roger Post, marketing@baronengraving.com, 203-452-0515