New CZ TS 2 Racing Green Pistol

New CZ TS 2 Racing Green Pistol

CZ-USA has introduced a new CZ TS 2 Green pistol that inherits all of the company’s performance features, but sports in a racy finish sure to turn heads at the firing line. It’s competition ready for USPSA Limited and IPSC Standard divisions.   

The pistols anodized aluminum grips and magazine bases were an unusual green finish along with the magazine release. Add its sport trigger and quick reset and it delivers on the promise for speed at during the next match or during casual shooting at the range. The rear sight is height-adjustable rear sight, slide stop is flat and it comes with an extended manual safety on the left side of the handgun.

The new CZ TS 2 Racing Green pistol is produced by the same state-of-the-art processes the company is renowned for, producing the kind of accuracy, performance and reliability enthusiasts have come to expect from the company. The 20-round magazine features a duralumin base for added protection during those speed reloads.

CZ TS 2 Racing Green Features:

• Flat green aluminum grips and magazine bases 

• Aggressive checkering on grips for improved control

• Single action Chambered in the 9mm Luger 20-round magazine capacity

• Sport hammer

• Flat slide stop

• Left side thumb rest 

• Extended left side safety

• Adjustable aluminum magazine release 

• Fiber-optic front sight and height adjustable rear sight

CZ TS 2 Racing Green Specifications:

• Caliber: 9mm Luger

• Magazine Capacity: 20 Rounds

• Frame/Slide: Steel

• Sights: Fiber Optic Front/Adjustable Rear

• Grips: Anodized Aluminum; Flat Green  

• Barrel: 5.23in, Cold Hammer Forged

• Height: 5.86in

• Width: 1.93 in

• Overall Length: 8.86in 

• Weight: 49 oz

• Safety: Manual; Ambidextrous 

MSRP for the new CZ TS 2 Racing Green Pistol is $2,049

New Lupo BE.S.T. Rifles with Wood Stocks

Benelli USA has introduced new Lupo BE.S.T. rifles with wood stocks that bridge Lupo’s precision performance and technological innovation with defined ergonomics and contemporary styling.

For 2022, the new Benelli Lupo BE.S.T. rifles with wood stocks are available in 6.5 Creedmoor and .300 Win. Mag. chamberings. They are available with premium AA-grade walnut stocks and well-thought ergonomics that make the Lupo one of the most comfortable rifles on the market today.

The new Lupo rifles include the field-proven, glossy Benelli Surface Treatment (BE.S.T.) on the barrel—a finish so dependable in preventing rust, corrosion, and abrasion that Benelli backs it with a 25-year warranty.

BE.S.T. (Benelli Surface Treatment) is a new proprietary finishing technology developed by engineers and scientists at Benelli’s manufacturing headquarters in Urbino, Italy. It is a hybrid Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) and Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD) technology that applies a protective coating to parts. This coating provides corrosion and abrasion resistance superior to any other firearm finish on the market.

In addition to the glossy BE.S.T. finish on the barreled receiver, the rich walnut stock features a durable satin finish that speaks to classic rifle aficionados and stands up to the hard use and challenging conditions Benelli firearms are known to endure. The function continues with the stock’s Monte Carlo profile and integrated features that have made the Lupo a standout in the field, such as the Progressive Comfort recoil reduction system to mitigate felt recoil and muzzle rise. The AirTouch Grip surfaces along the forend and grip provide a solid purchase in all weather conditions.

Benelli Lupo bolt-action rifles share praise with experienced hunters and the shooting media for their rich features, high-quality manufacturing, durability, sub-MOA accuracy, and, most importantly, reliability. The Crio-treated free-float barrel combines with a hardened steel barrel extension bedded to a steel block within an alloy receiver to deliver precise and repeatable point-of-impact. Other features include a detachable box magazine that blends smoothly with the chassis, top-mounted ambidextrous safety, a two-piece Picatinny rail system for optic mounting, as well as user-adjustable stock spacers to customize length-of-pull. The Lupo comes with shims to adjust drop, cast, and trigger reach for an even more custom fit. This innovative platform is driving new performance levels in the bolt-action rifle category.

Lupo Wood BE.S.T. models include:

  • .300 Win-Mag, Satin Walnut/gloss BE.S.T., 24-inch barrel, 4+1 capacity, 1:11 RH twist, 7.1 lbs, MSRP $2199
  • 6.5 Creedmoor, Satin Walnut/gloss BE.S.T., 24-inch barrel, 5+1 capacity, 1:8 RH twist, 7.1 lbs, MSRP $2199

New Heritage Manufacturing Barkeep Boot

Heritage Manufacturing, producer of the classic-style Rough Rider single-action revolvers, takes “compact” to a new level with the introduction of the new Barkeep Boot series revolvers.

The new Heritage Manufacturing Barkeep Boot is a downsized version of the recently introduced Barkeep revolver—a single-action rimfire based on the company’s popular Rough Rider series handguns available in two- or three-inch barrel lengths. In the spirit of the Old West, this new revolver from Heritage Mfg. moves the Barkeep from “waistcoat carry” to “boot carry” with its diminutive one-inch barrel and sleek bird’s head grip profile.

Chambered for .22 LR (it will accept the Heritage .22 Win. Mag. cylinder), the new Heritage Manufacturing Barkeep Boot comes with a new 1-inch barrel for optimal discreet carry in a revolver. Adding to its easy-carry nature is an elegant bird’s head-style grip, which offers a comfortable hold and a flowing aesthetic profile with less bulk when compared to the traditional “plow handle” grip.

Beyond the barrel length and grip, the Barkeep Boot delivers the familiar operation and quality construction of the Rough Rider series single-action revolvers on which it is based. This includes a hammer firing system, manual safety, classical notched rear sight, and black oxide barrel, frame, and cylinder finish.

Three models are offered with custom wood black grips, custom gray pearl grips, and custom-engraved wood grips. All revolvers come with a custom Heritage wood-handled ejector rod for removing empty cartridge cases.

SIG Sauer MCX Spear

SIG Sauer has expanded its MCX series of rifles with the new MCX-Spear, which is chambered in .277 SIG Fury. The MCX-SPEAR was developed with direct input from U.S. warfighters to provide more power, distance, and accuracy to replace the current M4 rifle platform.

“This is a rare opportunity for passionate consumers to own a piece of history,” said Ron Cohen, President & CEO, SIG Sauer. “This first production run MCX-Spear, and all of the revolutionary technology behind its development, is being offered to the commercial market in a configuration that is a near match to our NGSW-R submission. Further, this is the only rifle submission to the program that is designed and engineered in the United States by a company with the manufacturing scale and proven adherence to military-grade quality requirements – which is a tremendous source of pride for everyone at SIG Sauer.”

The MCX-Spear is an adaptable multi-caliber rifle (.277 SIG Fury, 6.5 Creedmoor, 7.62 NATO, with barrel change) featuring rear and side non-reciprocating charging handles, 6-position folding stock, ambidextrous fire control, bolt-catch, and mag release, 2-stage match trigger, 2-position adjustable gas piston, a lightened free-float M-LOK™ handguard, a full-length picatinny rail, and ships with (2) 20-round magazines.

The .277 SIG Fury ammunition is the commercial variant of the 6.8 x 51 mm hybrid military round available in the hybrid case technology submitted to the U.S. Army NGSW program. Also available is a .277 SIG Fury FMJ traditional cartridge round.

“The revolutionary SIG FURY ammunition is the most technically advanced leap in small arms ammunition in over 150 years, this turns your intermediate rifle platform into magnum performance without the added weight or length while still using 20-round magazines,” added Cohen.

“The final component of this special-edition offering includes the SLX Suppressor. The design of the SLX suppressor is optimized to dramatically reduce harmful toxic backflow and features our patented QD attach/detach system making installation of the suppressor a game-changing level of ease,” said Cohen.

The SIG Sauer SLX Series of suppressors are designed to drastically reduce toxic fume inhalation by the end-user and sound reduction and are available commercially for 5.56, 7.62 NATO, and SIG Fury .277 calibers. The SLX suppressors feature a monolithic core construction in Inconel, an internal multi-flow path to exhaust gases at a higher rate resulting in lower toxic fume inhalation, a sound reducing baffle design, a flash reducing end cap, and are available with either the new Clutch-LOK QD mounting system for easy install and removal that offers an intuitive tactile locking ring with infinite radial locking positions, or direct thread.

MCX-SPEAR:

Caliber: 277 SIG Fury / 6.8 x 51

Overall length: 34.1 inches

Overall height: 7.97 inches

Overall width: 2.98 inches

Barrel length: 13 inches

Barrel Twist: 1:7

Weight (w/magazine): 8.38 lbs.

SIG FURY Ammunition:

277 SIG Fury 135 Gr FMJ Bullet – Standard Brass Case

277 SIG Fury Elite Series Accubond 150 Gr Nosler Accubond Bullet – Hybrid Brass/Stainless Steel Case

SLX Suppressor:

Finish: High Temp Cerakote

Core Material: Inconel

Diameter: 1.67in.

Overall Length: 5.24in./7.49in.

Weight: 8.8oz -19.4oz.

Attachment Type: Clutch-LOK QD or Direct Thread

The MCX-Spear, .277 SIG Fury Hybrid Ammunition, and SLX Series Suppressors are now shipping and available at select commercial retailers. To learn more about the SIG Sauer submission to the U.S. Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapons Program or the products visit sigsauer.com.

From SIG Sauer

Safariland Withdrawal from SHOT Show

Citing health concerns for staff, families and friends, a letter was issued Thursday that announced the Safariland withdrawal from SHOT Show 2022. The company is one of world’s foremost manufacturers of protective equipment for law enforcement and shooting gear for civilian enthusiasts. The letter, below in its entirety, was dated Jan. 6.

“To Our Valued Customers,”

“Throughout the pandemic, employee health and safety has been a priority for The Safariland Group. It was our plan to attend the 2022 SHOT Show as we have for the past 40+ years, however, we have made the difficult decision not to attend.

“We feel there could be a significant health risk for our associates, their families and to our customer base due to the COVID Omicron variant. We have also stayed abreast of various exhibitor and attendee decisions, which was a contributing factor to this outcome.

“We plan to attend the SHOT Show in 2023 and have communicated that with the NSSF staff to ensure our seniority space location is preserved.

“In the meantime, should you have any questions, or would like product information, please be sure to reach out to your Safariland Account Manager.

“Happy New Year and thank you for your continued support.

“Sincerely,

“Brad Williams

“President, Cadre Holdings, Inc.”

The list of companies not attending, or reducing exposure with limited floor staff, continues to grow. SIG Sauer withdrew in October, but Ruger also made a similar decision this month, along with 5.11 Tactical.

Meopta Introduces MeoSport R 3-15×50 RD

Meopta Sport Optics had introduced the new MeoSport R 3-15×50 RD with illuminated 4C reticle. Designed for hunters seeking value and performance well beyond its price, the new MeoSport features a 30 mm main tube with European-quality optics that perform in low light situations when hunters need it most. Reliable, accurate, and rugged, this 5x zoom scope with MeoBright lens coating delivers bright, crisp, and clear images, even in inclement weather thanks to Meopta’s MeoDrop hydrophobic lens coating which aggressively repels rain.

The MeoSport R 3-15×50 RD features a side focus from 10 yards to infinity, exposed 0.1 Mil windage and elevation adjustments with zero-reset turrets that lock, and an illuminated red dot reticle that makes it easier to get on target swiftly and accurately in low light. The lighter, sleek design incorporates a low-profile power ring that is easy to adjust, even when wearing gloves.

“We have really expanded our riflescope offerings in the last few years with the addition of the Optika5 and Optika6 lines, and the new MeoSport gives our customers the option of a lower-profile 30mm hunting scope at a great price point,” said Jaroslav Doseděl, Global Head of Meopta Sport Optics.

The MeoSport is nitrogen purged, shockproof, and fully sealed for fogproof and waterproof performance in the most demanding conditions. Like all Meopta optics sold in the United States, it is backed by Meopta’s Lifetime Transferrable Warranty.

Retail Pricing:   $449.99

—Meopta Sport Optics Press Release

CES 2022 Attendance Down by 75 Percent

Final figures are in and reflect a CES 2022 attendance down by 75 percent with the SHOT Show opening only 10 days later in the same city—Las Vegas. The number of writers, bloggers, vloggers and other media attending CES to get a glimpse of new products plummeted from 6,517 in 2020 to 1,800 in 2022.

Barron’s reported late yesterday, “Diminished by widespread concern about the Covid-19 pandemic, attendance at the latest edition of the CES tech trade show was down more than 75% from the last live version of the show in 2020.” Total number of companies exhibiting was 2,300, while two years before that figure stood at 4,419, despite mandatory masks and proof of vaccination to attend.

CNET.com confirms the figures. “The number is a far cry from 2019, in which upwards of 180,000 attendees filled the Las Vegas Convention Center,” it reported. “The show’s Friday conclusion is a day earlier than originally scheduled, implemented as a safety measure after several larger companies such as Microsoft, Google, AMD and Intel canceled or modified their in-person plans.”

U.S. News & World Report wrote, “Attendance at this week’s CES gadget show in Las Vegas fell more than 75% compared to its previous in-person event two years ago, its organizer said Friday.”

Citing health-related concerns for employees, contractors and their families, Ruger, SIG Sauer, Beretta, Benelli, 5.11, Burris and Steiner have already announced they will have limited or no presence at the SHOT Show. The decisions became public prior to the release of CES’ final attendance.

SHOT Show is scheduled to open Jan. 18, during what some experts claim will be a period of record-setting COVID cases in the United States. In a Jan. 6 New York Times guest essay Dr. Jeffrey Shaman wrote, “Our projections depict a rapid surge of cases nationally that peaks at record high numbers during the first one to three weeks of January. Just how many? Our middle-of-the-cone projection produces five million cases during the worst week but ranges from three million to more than eight million cases.”

SnapSafe Keypad Vault

Savvy gun owners lock handguns and other everyday essentials when not in use. The SnapSafe Keypad Vault is a compact security container perfectly suited for protecting these valuables. The rugged steel vault opens easily using either an integrated keypad or a metal key. And the Keypad Vault’s compact size allows mounting almost anywhere.

A digital lock uses a user-programmable four-to-six-digit access code set to one of over 12 million possible combinations. Keypad Vaults open with a push-button keypad or metal key. The ability to assign multiple vaults and household safes with the same code means there’s only one number to remember; this feature ensures quick access in a stressful situation!

Built with heavy-duty 16-gauge steel, the Keypad Vault keeps valuables safe and secure from unauthorized users. For added security and to prevent vault theft, it includes a rugged cable for anchoring to an immovable object, and it comes pre-drilled for permanent installation.

The SnapSafe Keypad Vault protects valuables at home or while traveling. Four AA batteries power the digital lock for use-anywhere convenience, and it also opens using a mechanical key for failsafe entry. A soft foam lining protects vault contents, and a discrete black powder-coated exterior safeguards the Keypad Vault.

SnapSafe is a leader in building innovative security products, and its compact Keypad Vault is one such solution, ideal for protecting handguns, electronics and other valuables – anytime, anywhere.

Keypad Vault Features:

  • 16-gauge steel housing
  • Foam-lined interior
  • Sized for two 1911-sized handguns
  • Pre-drilled holes for permanent installation
  • Programmable access codes
  • Includes a robust cable providing added security
  • Powered by four AA batteries (not included)
  • California Department of Justice (DOJ) approved Firearm Storage Device (FSD)

Keypad Vault Specifications:

  • Lock: Digital keypad or key
  • 16-gauge steel construction
  • Size: 8.5”W x 11”H x 2.25”D
  • Weight: 4 lbs
  • MSRP: $127.99

—SnapSafe Press Release

RAPiD Safe Shotgun Wall Lock

The new Hornady Security RAPiD Safe Shotgun Wall Lock is made of sturdy 14-gauge steel and is designed to accommodate most home defense shotguns. These safes provide quick, safe and secure access when needed the most.

Like all Hornady Security RAPiD Safes, the RAPiD Safe Shotgun Wall Lock uses patented RFID technology. Swiping an RFID-equipped wristband, key fob or decal over the safe’s sensor instantly opens its spring-assisted lid. If an RFID tag is not within easy reach, the safe also opens with its digital keypad or backup key. Programming a custom four to six-digit code lets users pick an easy-to-remember combination.

The shotgun wall lock uses heavy-duty 14-gauge steel construction and two internal hardened locking lugs—engineered to withstand a barrage of attacks, including prying, dropping, picking, sawing and targeted hinge attacks. The safe exceeds ASTM international safety standards for security and is certified child-resistant, making them an ideal choice for protecting a home defense shotgun from unauthorized users.

Pre-drilled mounting holes allow easy installation either horizontally or vertically, opening an array of possible in-home mounting spots. The safe’s slim profile fits behind doors, in closets, or inside cabinets. The shotgun wall lock conveniently holds most 12-gauge and 20-gauge side-eject shotguns; the open ejection port rests on a lug inside the safe while the barrel sits within an external muzzle ring, preventing tampering or prying the shotgun. Egg carton foam padding protects the shotgun’s receiver from scratches inside the safe.

RAPiD Safe Shotgun Wall Lock Features:

  • Exceeds ASTM International safety standards
  • Fast and dependable touch-free entry
  • Convenient keypad access
  • Vertical or horizontal mounting options
  • Heavy-duty, tamper-proof construction
  • AC power with battery backup
  • Includes: AC power supply, RFID wristband, two RFID stickers, RFID key fob, two circular barrel keys, muzzle ring

RAPiD Safe Shotgun Wall Lock Specifications:

  • Type: Fits most shotguns
  • Material: 14-gauge steel with 2 internal hardened locking lugs.
  • Lock: RFID, keypad or circular key
  • Exterior Dimensions: 8.5″ x 9.2″ x 2.7″

MSRP: $275.99

—Hornady Press Release

NRA Show Returns to Pennsylvania

The Great American Outdoor NRA Show returns to Pennsylvania Feb. 5 to 13, 2022. It will take place at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA.

“After a brief hiatus due to pandemic restrictions, we are thrilled to once again gather in Dauphin County for the world’s largest outdoor show,” said Joe DeBergalis, NRA Executive Director of General Operations. “The National Rifle Association membership is made up of millions of hunters and outdoor enthusiasts, and no group does more to support, defend, and promote our cherished outdoor traditions than the NRA. Next month, the nation’s best outfitters, outdoor experts, and retailers will gather in Harrisburg for a show you will not want to miss.”

The Great American Outdoor Show celebrates the outdoor traditions treasured by millions of Americans and their families in a 650,000-square-foot exhibit space that will feature nearly 1,100 exhibitors in nine halls, including shooting sports manufacturers, boat and RV dealers, hunting and fishing retailers, more than 400 outfitters and boat captains from across the globe and much more, all part of the world’s biggest consumer outdoor show.

When the NRA Show returns to Pennsylvania visitors can expect to enjoy a wide variety of outdoor gear and family activities, including testing their archery skills for prizes in the 3D Bowhunter Challenge, experiencing world-class fishing lessons from pro anglers at the 5,000-gallon Hawg Tank, participating in almost 200 hunting and fishing seminars, and meeting their favorite celebrities and outdoor personalities. There will be smiles and laughter at the return of the high-flying, big-splashing Dock Dogs. Families can also have fun learning important safety lessons at the Eddie Eagle Kids Zone.

—NRA press release