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

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

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

Taurus TX22 Competition SCR

From Taurus

If you compete in the Steel Challenge Shooting Association matches, you’ll want to take a close look at the new Taurus TX22 Competition SCR. Even if leisurely shooting is more your style, there’s still a lot to like in this innovative semi-auto .22 LR pistol with striking looks.

The Taurus TX22 Competition SCR builds on the company’s original TX22 Competition model with a precision engineered slide, match-grade bull barrel and “skeletonized” slide. Its enlarged ejection port allows red-dot optic mounting to the barrel and to help prevent any issue during ejection of empty shells. The mounting configuration significantly enhances accuracy potential when compared to a slide-mounted optic platform. Two adapter plates each featuring two mounting patterns are included to interface the leading red dot sights on the market today with the barrel.

Two additional factory upgrades further elevate the pistol’s credentials. The first is the TANDEMKROSS Game Changer Pro Squared Compensator. This included compensator features dual 45-degree-angle gas venting to counter muzzle rise and recoil for quicker follow-up shots. The compensator also helps improve overall gun balance that, combined with the muzzle rise and recoil mitigation, keeps the gun “in the zone” for lightning quick target re-acquisition in fast-paced competition.

Another upgrade found exclusively on the TX22 Competition SCR is a TANDEMKROSS Eagle’s Talon extractor. This custom extractor’s precision-machined out of tool steel, positive hook provides a reliable “grab” on the cartridge rim to reduce and eliminate failure-to-eject malfunctions during high-volume cycling.

Taurus TX22 Competition SCR Specifications

Caliber: .22 LR

Capacity: 16 rounds – model: 1-TX22C151-T

10 rounds – model: 1-TX22C151-T10

Magazines Included: 3

Firing System: striker-fired

Action Type: SAO

Barrel Length: 5.25″

Muzzle Device: TANDEMKROSS Game Changer Pro Squared Compensator

Sights Front: fixed (white dot)

Sights Rear: fully adjustable (white dots)

Safety: striker block, manual safety, trigger safety

Frame Size: full

Grip/Frame: polymer

Slide Material: high-grade aluminum

Slide Finish: hard anodize

Accessory Compatibility: red dot optic, Picatinny rail, threaded muzzle

Overall Length: 9.37

Overall Width: 1.25″

Overall Height: 5.44″

Weight: 25.84 oz.

MSRP: $589.32

And if you’re fond of metal-framed handguns, here’s my interview with the experts on how long a polymer pistol can last.

Leica PRS Riflescope Wins ‘Editor’s Choice’ Award

From Leica

Leica’s PRS 5-30x56i riflescope beat 13 other entries to win top honors in the Precision Riflescope category of Outdoor Life’s annual Optics Test. The PRS scope was also given the highly coveted ‘Editor’s Choice’ award. Now in its 17th year, the Optics Test took place over three months in Montana and were judged by a panel of four experts, including Outdoor Life Editor-in-Chief Andrew McKean and two PRS shooters.

What’s the difference between a wire and etched-glass reticle?

Judges commented: “Leica finally has a scope built for American shooters, and it’s a nearly perfect choice for engaging targets at extremely long ranges. This is the world-class riflescope that we knew Leica was capable of delivering American shooters. The test team raved about the velvety finish and handsome indexing on the 34mm Leica. Then there are the tasty controls. The elevation turret, with 10 mils of travel for each revolution and 32 mils of total adjustment, turns with authority and precision, with just enough resistance between stops. Both turrets have smart tool-less zero-resetting functions that allow shooters to change zero stops in the field. All the testers noted the reticle’s utility at every magnification. That’s a testament to the clarity of the optics and the rich contrast of Leica’s reticle; the first focal plane reticles in many precision scopes aren’t really useful at lower magnifications. Leica’s precision scope will compete well against other leading brands, and given all the durable utility in this jewel of an optic, you can expect to see more Leicas at PRS matches on this side of the pond in the coming years.”

Available in the following reticle designs:

·Leica PRS 5-30×56 i L-4A

·Leica PRS 5-30×56 i Ballistic

·Leica PRS 5-30×56 i PRB

ATF Offering Reward for Civil Unrest Arsonist

From ATF

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Santa Monica Police Department announced a reward today of up to $5,000 for information related to the arrest of the person responsible for starting fires at several businesses in Santa Monica.

A fire was started at Santa Monica Tobacco, located at 1434 4th St., around 3:20 p.m., May 31. Another fire was also started the same evening at REI, 402 Santa Monica Blvd. around 3:40 p.m., by what appears to be the same female (seen above), during civil unrest. The suspect is a black female who has a tattoo of Africa on her left shoulder.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Santa Monica Police Department Detective D. Chabot at 310-458-2201 Ext. 6679, Sergeant C. Green at 310-458-8414, or the Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-2249. This investigation is being conducted jointly by the ATF Los Angeles Field Division and Santa Monica Police Department.

TrueTimber Performance Shirts are Built for Warm Weather Adventure

From TrueTimber

TrueTimber Performance Shirts answer the call from outdoorsmen and women for late summer and early fall adventures. Lightweight construction, quick dry, moisture wicking technology with odor control and stretch fabric ensures a comfortable and breathable fit that does not restrict movement. As the temperature stays high and the early season kicks off, be sure to take full advantage of these high-performance shirts.

For a hot sunny day on the water, the Lightweight Performance shirts from the TrueTimber Fishing line are built to be cool, comfortable and keep users out of the sun. For hunters in the dove field, early season duck blind or deer stand where the temperatures are still up, the camo Short and Long Sleeve Performance Tee’s are just the answer. Lightweight and breathable, these shirts keep users cool, unrestricted and come in four popular TrueTimber patterns to match any environment. These shirts are also easily layered for use as the summer heat breaks and cool mornings call for lightweight layers.

“The technology behind these lightweight shirts is so impressive and makes them incredibly versatile in a ton of different situations,” said TrueTimber CEO Rusty Sellars. “Whether you find yourself hunting in an open field with no breeze, on the boat fishing with the sun beating down, or even looking for a thin layer you can easily pull off once things cool down a bit, these shirts just seem to be the perfect combination to fit all of those situations. The proof is in the fabric and any hunter or fisherman without some of these in their lineup is really missing out.”

TrueTimber Lightweight Performance Short Sleeve & Long Sleeve Crew

Deigned for a day on the boat or the beach, the TrueTimber Lightweight Performance Shirt is constructed with a 4-way stretch polyester and spandex memory yarn. This composition makes these shirts quick dry, moisture wicking and odor controlled. This shirt also features smooth and comfortable heat transfer labeling in the neck and UPF 50 sun protection. Available in Jet Black. Short sleeve MSRP $12.99, long sleeve MSRP $14.99.

TrueTimber Camo Short Sleeve & Long Sleeve Performance Tee

Great on its own for early seasons or as an added layer in later seasons, the TrueTimber Performance Tee combines antimicrobial, odor-fighting technology with 2-way stretch, moisture wicking, fade resistant fabric to deliver a well-rounded shirt every hunter needs in his or her lineup. Available in TrueTimber Prairie, Strata, Kanati and HTC Green Patterns. Short sleeve MSRP $12.99, long sleeve MSRP $14.99.

Beretta 687 Silver Pigeon III Over-and-Under Shotgun

From Beretta

Beretta is excited to announce the launch of a new 687 Silver Pigeon III over-and-under shotgun. The 687 Silver Pigeon III shotgun represents an elegant evolution of the Silver Pigeon I, designed to meet the needs and desires of shooters looking for the reliability of the 680 platform presented with attractive aesthetics and a superior wood finish.

The fine engraving is made with state-of-the-art, 5-axis laser technology and is embellished by a special sparkle, which creates a pleasant contrast effect. The floral motifs and evocative game scenes are highlighted with pheasants and partridges.

The pistol grip stock, available with a 35/55 drop in right and left-handed configurations, and the round forend are made from stunning selected class 2.5 walnut wood and covered with a lustrous gloss finish that is resistant to rain and humidity and highlights the precious wood grain. The stock and forend are also finely checkered for an improved grip.

The top view of the shotgun boasts a particular finish that highlights the new, elegant engraving on the action frame and receiver shoulders. This engraving mimics the motif on the junction of the upper barrel.

The 687 Silver Pigeon III features a gold-colored single selective trigger with the selector located on top of the safety tang, which allows the user to select the barrel for the first shot with a simple, rapid sideways movement.

The 20mm MicroCore® butt pad ensures a comfortable and accurate shouldering as well as a safe, stable support when shooting. The receiver features a slim, elegant shape characterized by the tried-and-tested locking system with iconic trapezoid shoulders and dual conical locking lugs.

Featuring the sturdy and tried-and-tested ejection system used on the venerable 680 platform, this ultra-reliable platform boasts more than a million guns in use over the course of more than 30 years.

The 6×6 windowed top rib with accurate, anti-reflective checkering and a spherical steel front sight is a clear reference to the most exclusive Beretta over-and-under shotguns.

All these features are combined with the excellent ballistics guaranteed by the Steelium Optima Bore HP tri-alloy steel barrels. Characterized by deep drilling, cold hammer forging, and vacuum relieving, the special geometry of the barrels, with its 80-millimeter double forcing cone, is designed to offer outstanding performance and always perfect and uniform patterns, reducing at the same time felt recoil.

Available in all gauges (12, 20, 28, and .410), the 687 Silver Pigeon III is the shotgun for those who want a game scene shotgun with classic looks, quality, and elegance, without sacrificing the legendary reliability and minimal maintenance requirements of the 680 platform. The 687 Silver Pigeon III retails for an MSRP of $2,899.