CMP Hosts Garand Match Logo Contest for 2024 National Matches

CMP Hosts Garand Match Logo Contest for 2024 National Matches

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is holding a National Garand Match t-shirt logo contest! The winning logo will be displayed on the 2024 National Garand Match t-shirt and other marketing materials at the annual National Matches at Camp Perry this summer – with the winning artist receiving a $500 gift certificate from the CMP.

Whether you’re a Garand rifle enthusiast or simply someone who loves to be creative, you’re eligible to enter! The contest opens Jan. 15 and runs through end of day on March 15, 2024. Top designs will be chosen by CMP staff members, with the overall winner chosen by YOU through a voting system (one vote per person).

To enter, submit your artwork in a JPEG, PDF or Vector (.ai or .eps) format to Sara Rozanski, CMP Highpower Rifle Coordinator, at [email protected]. Please include your name, email and phone number.

All participants must also fill out an Artwork Release form that will be issued after submission. Please contact Sara with all other questions regarding contest details. Good luck!

The New SKRE Gear Kaibab Merino 1/4 Zip

The New SKRE Gear Kaibab Merino 1/4 Zip

SKRE Gear, designer of high-quality and responsibly priced hunting gear for all terrains, announces the immediate availability of the new Kaibab Merino 1/4 zip top. This new SKRE offering is a versatile long-sleeve shirt designed for every hunt. Crafted with the softest, warmest, moisture-wicking, odor-resistant Merino wool available, the new Kaibab Merino top offers the ultimate comfort, dryness, and concealment for the everyday hunter.

Wear the Kaibab independently for excellent thermal regulation and comfort or wear it as a base layer to stay warm in the coldest temperatures. This new Kaibab Merino Top is made from a natural, renewable fiber that helps keep your body at a stable temperature. When it is cold outside, the nature of the fiber traps air and insulates you. Alternatively, when it is warm outside, it transports sweat away from the skin, allowing you to stay cool and dry. Unlike traditional wool, Merino wool is soft. In fact, a single Marino wool fiber is 1/3 the diameter of a human hair. This new SKRE Kaibab Merino top is super soft, comfortable and carefully designed to last through the toughest of adventures.

Available in two unique hunting patterns of Summit and Solace, the Kaibab Merino ¼ zip is available at select retailers and conveniently online for a suggested retail price of $79.16.

The SKRE family of hunting clothing includes a complete line of outerwear, base layers, and accessories, with products designed for all seasons, from warm-weather early-season hunts to frigid late-season adventures and bundle systems that include an entire clothing system for whitetail, elk, mule deer, bear, and turkey hunters, taking the guesswork out for the consumer.

LaserMax Introduces New Line of Advanced Red Dot Sights

LaserMax Introduces New Line of Advanced Red Dot Sights

LaserMax has announced a new line of red dot sights designed for pistol and long gun platforms. Leveraging over 25 years of expertise in laser aiming solutions, LaserMax has developed a series of exceptional red dot sights that cater to various shooting needs.

The new red dot sight line features four distinct models, each accommodating a wide range of firearm platforms and user preferences. All models feature advanced functionalities, such as external light sensors which automatically adjust the brightness of the red dot based on ambient lighting conditions. This ensures optimal visibility in any lighting environment. Additionally, users can manually adjust multiple brightness settings and benefit from the convenient shake-awake feature.

“We’re excited to bring the same dedication to quality, innovation and performance that we’ve put into our laser sights over the years into our new red dot sight line,” said Alex Chavez, Sr. Product Manager at LaserMax. “Our goal is to provide superior optics and the most advanced technology to give users the tactical advantage, and these new red dot sights are the realization of that vision.

The red dot sight line launches with the following models:

LM-ERDS: Enclosed Red Dot Sight

Designed for RMR or MOS optics ready pistols, this model features a 3 MOA dot size for optimal visibility and accuracy. A 50,000-hour battery life, shake-awake and auto-brightness modes. MSRP: $399.99

LM-RRDS: Rifle Red Dot Sight

Made for AR, AK, and Shotgun platforms, this rifle sight features a 3 MOA dot size, popular for both target shooting and self-defense. A 10,000-hour battery life, shake-awake, and auto-brightness functions. Also includes low- and high-rise mounts. MSRP: $259.99

LM-MRDS Micro Red Dot Sight

Tailored for RMS optics ready pistols, this compact option showcases a 4 MOA dot size, offering the perfect balance for both close-up shots and engaging targets at a distance. With a battery life of up to 10,000 hours, shake-awake and auto-brightness modes. MSRP: $229.99

LM-CRDS: Compact Red Dot Sight

Compatible with RMR optics ready pistols, this model has a 3 MOA dot size, perfect for versatility and accuracy at varying distances and a 10,000-hour battery life. Featuring shake-awake and auto-brightness capabilities, it ensures quick and intuitive target acquisition. MSRP: $209.99

Springfield Armory California-Compliant Hellcat, Hellcat Pro and XD-M Elite 4.5″ 9 mm Pistols

Springfield Armory California-Compliant Hellcat, Hellcat Pro and XD-M Elite 4.5" 9 mm Pistols

Springfield Armory has announced the launch of California-compliant variants of the Hellcat, Hellcat Pro and XD-M Elite 9 mm pistols.

The Hellcat has proven to be an extremely popular EDC pistol, combining potent power with packable dimensions. Featuring an OSP (Optical Sight Pistol) cut slide ready to accept an optic, excellent U-Dot tritium/luminescent sights, compact 3” barrel and Adaptive Grip Texture on the frame, the Hellcat is a top-tier CCW choice.

The Hellcat Pro takes everything that is good about the Hellcat and adds a bit more. Still slim and compact like the Hellcat, the Pro extends the barrel out to 3.7” and extends the length of the frame for a full-handed grip on the pistol for enhanced control and performance. Add to that OSP capability as well as U-Dot sights and more, and you have another great option for EDC.

The XD-M Elite 4.5” 9mm represents the ultimate refinement of a proven series of pistols. Featuring the Match Enhanced Trigger Assembly (META™) — delivering the finest production polymer-framed pistol trigger pull available — the pistol also offers fully ambidextrous controls and enhanced slide serrations.

All three pistols come with two 10-round magazines and feature magazine disconnect safeties as well as specifically designed loaded chamber indicators, all to meet California’s strict requirements. The XD-M Elite 4.5” 9mm also does not feature the extended and flared magwell of the rest of the Elite line. Otherwise, these pistols have all the performance capabilities and rugged durability of their non-California-compliant siblings.

“These new California-compliant pistols give residents of the state of California an opportunity to own their own versions of some truly innovative and exceptional handguns,” said Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing for Springfield Armory. “From two of the most popular EDC-ready pistols on the market — the Hellcat and Hellcat Pro — to the highly refined and advanced XD-M Elite 9mm, California residents now have a host of impressive options for their collections.”

California-Compliant Hellcat 9mm | HC9319BOSPCA | 706397973346 | MSRP: $633

California-Compliant Hellcat Pro 9mm | HCP9379BOSPCA | 706397973834 | MSRP: $649

California-Compliant XD-M Elite 4.5” 9mm | XDME9459BCA| 706397973339| MSRP: $609

To learn more about these pistols, please visit:


·Hellcat Pro:

·XD-M Elite 4.5” 9mm:

In 1794, the original Springfield Armory began manufacturing muskets for the defense of our young, free Republic. The Armory functioned as a firearms supplier for every major American conflict until 1968 when the government sadly closed its doors. In 1974, nearly two centuries after its inception, Springfield Armory Inc. in Geneseo, Ill. revived the iconic heritage of the Armory to carry on its legacy.

We strive to honor this responsibility as guardians of the original Springfield Armory legacy by manufacturing the highest quality firearms to enable responsible citizens to preserve their right to keep and bear arms in the defense of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

With an unmatched emphasis on craftsmanship, performance and exceptional customer service, our mission is to forge superior firearms and provide the tools necessary to defend individual freedoms and equality for those who embrace the rights and principles secured by our Founding Fathers. For more information, please visit us at:

Global Defense Unveils Exciting Lineup of Exclusive New Pistols at SHOT Show

Global Defense Unveils Exciting Lineup of Exclusive New Pistols at SHOT Show

Global Defense is unveiling two new branded pistols—the SA-9 9mm and the 1911 Thunderbolt Signature Series custom .45 ACP. Plus, seize the opportunity to enjoy enticing show specials as Global Defense promises a rewarding experience for firearms enthusiasts, dealers, buyers, and industry leaders.

As a leading U.S.-based importer, exporter, and wholesale distributor of firearms, components, accessories, ammunition, and specialized equipment for commercial, military, and law enforcement markets, Global Defense is dedicated to delivering innovative solutions, exceptional products, and stellar customer service. SHOT Show®, presented by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF®), is held at the Venetian Expo and Caesars Forum in Las Vegas, Nevada, from January 23 to 26, 2024.

Jordan Young, CEO of Global Defense, explains, “Our new SA-9 Combat Pistol and 1911 Thunderbolt Signature Series .45 ACP showcase our commitment to delivering innovation into our Global Defense branded firearms. To celebrate our newest pistols, we invite attendees to our booth for exclusive shot specials, daily giveaways, and exciting promotions. It’s our way of thanking our valued customers and partners for their continued support,” he added.

Global Defense SA-9 Combat Pistol

Unique hybrid features AR-15 ergonomics, MP5 magazine, and precision fire controls powered by an efficient blowback operating system.

  • 9x19mm, semi-auto, blowback
  • Machined front and rear sights, adjustable for windage and elevation
  • Full-length MIL-STD Picatinny top rail
  • MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rear attachment rail with QD
  • Ergonomic pistol grip
  • AR15 fire controls trigger (5.5 lb.), hammer, disconnector
  • Ambidextrous magazine catch
  • 30-Round MP-5 compatible magazine
  • Forged 7075-t6 grade aluminum receiver sets
  • Tri-Lug 6.5” chrome plated barrel
  • 1/2 x 28 Muzzle thread pitch
  • A2 Flash Hider
  • Includes: Durable hard case, cleaning kit, sling, and magazine
  • MSRP: $799

Global Defense 1911 Thunderbolt Signature Series Pistol

An exclusive collection of custom 1911s, each uniquely numbered, fully Cerakoted, and adorned with laser engravings on the grip and magazine. Four compelling designs include Freedom 1776, Don’t Tread on Me, Zombie Killer, and The Booby Trap.

  • Custom .45 ACP, semi-auto
  • 8 Round magazine
  • Forged steel frame
  • Full-length recoil guide rod
  • Polished hood and feed ramp
  • Front and rear serrations
  • Novak rear sight
  • LPA Adjustable rear sight
  • Front fiber optic sight
  • Under barrel Picatinny light rail
  • Beavertail grip
  • Competition hammer
  • Magazine well
  • G10 Grips
  • Machined MSH 25LPI grip checkering
  • 25LPI Front strap checkering
  • Includes: Durable hard case, coated and laser-engraved matching magazine
  • MSRP: $1,050

New Viridian Custom Fits for SIG P365

New Viridian Custom Fits for SIG P365

Viridian Weapon Technologies has introduced two specifically engineered products, the C5L Custom and CTL Custom designed to fit the SIG P365, with its proprietary rail. These new C Series lights and lasers represent the latest evolution in the line introducing custom mounting, design, and usability, reaffirming Viridian’s commitment to delivering top-tier performance and innovation while adapting to firearm enthusiasts personalized needs.

C5L Custom for SIG P365

Rail-Mounted Aiming Powerhouse: The C5L Custom features a Viridian Green laser and 550 lumens of illumination tailored for the SIG P365. This compact and high-performance green laser provide aiming and light in either day or night scenarios.

CTL Custom for SIG P365

Rail-Mounted Illumination Superiority: The CTL Custom delivers a potent 550 lumens of illumination specifically for the SIG P365. With 17,000 lumens, the tactical light elevates both carry and tactical shooting experiences.

Building on the legacy of the C5L, the first ever green laser with light for compact pistols, the C Series Custom maintain the highest standards of performance and reliability featuring Viridian’s patented INSTANT-ON® technology and internal rechargeable battery. Both included the SAFECharge power system that provides reliable recharging, ensuring you’re always ready.

Designed exclusively for the SIG P365 rail, the C Series Custom ensures a perfect fit and design to match the SIG SAUER proprietary rail.

“Our customers are a driving force behind product design and innovation,” said Viridian President and CEO, Brian Hedeen, “The C5L Custom and CTL Custom for SIG P365 represent the embodiment of our commitment to listening to feedback – there was a big demand to provide a custom fit rechargeable light and laser for the SIG and these two products go above and beyond both in form and function.”

The C5L Custom and CTL Custom are constructed from machined 6061 Aluminum with hard coat anodization with a IXP6 waterproof rating, ensuring durability and reliability. These compact rail-mounted light and laser accessories deliver top-tier performance and are backed by Viridian’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Bergara Introduces the Wilderness Sierra

Bergara Introduces the Wilderness Sierra

BPI Outdoors / Bergara rifles has introduced the Wilderness Sierra, a game-changer in their Wilderness Series. Crafted to provide shooters with unparalleled customization and comfort. Designed for those who seek the traditional sporter style of the Ridge but crave more adjustability. The Sierra stands out as the ideal choice for hunters who value versatility in the field. The highlight of this rifle is its adjustable comb, offering shooters the freedom to personalize their comb height for an optimized and comfortable shooting experience.

The Sierra is chambered in a large variety of chambers including the .22-250 Rem, 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Win, 6.5 PRC, .30-06 SPRG, .270 Win, 7mm Rem Mag, 7mm PRC, .300 Win Mag, and 300 PRC. The 4140 CrMo steel barrel is 20”- 22” long depending on the caliber and has a number 5-barrel taper. The finish is Cerakoted in sniper grey and has a fluted bolt. This guns weight starts at 7.4 lbs. and is backed by a sub-MOA guarantee. This rifle will also be available in a left-handed model. MSRP is a mere $1099.

Also new this year is the B14 Squared Crest Carbon and and MgMicro Lite..

Military Armament Corporation Introduces the MAC 9 DS

Military Armament Corporation Introduces the MAC 9 DS

Military Armament Corp (MAC) is pleased to introduce the MAC 1911-9 DS. This newest 1911 offering from MAC designed in Knoxville, TN and is built to exacting standards by Tisas. Built for any mission, the MAC 1911-9 DS features a factory RMR pattern optic cut on the slide and M1913 light rail on the frame. It also features a polymer grip module with a subtle yet firm grip texture. Chambered in 9mm, the MAC 1911-9 DS utilizes a 4.25” bull barrel, that is QPQ Tenifer finished with an 11-degree target crown to keep recoil at a minimum and maximize accuracy.

In addition, the MAC 1911-9 DS features:

·4140 Hammer forged Steel Tenifer QPQ Coated slide

·4140 Hammer Forged Steel Black Cerakote Frame and Barrel

·Skeleton Hammer

·Skeleton Trigger with Overtravel adjustment and 4.75 lbs +/- .25 lbs Trigger Weight

·Competition Removable Aluminum Magwell – Black Cerekote

·Fiber Optic Front Site and Black Serrated Rear Sight

·Two Checkmate 17 round Magazines

·RMR and 407c Optic Plate


·Caliber: 9mm

·Barrel: 4.25” Bull Barrel with 11 Degree Target Crown

·Barrel Twist Rate: 1:10 RH – Button Rifled

·OA length 7.9 inches

·Weight 30 oz (empty)

·Action Type: Single Action

·Firing System: Hammer Fired

·Capacity 17 Rounds

·Safety: Manual Thumb safety and Magazine safety

·MSRP: $1,099.99

The MAC DS Series pistols come standard with two magazines, cleaning kit, cable lock, and premium lockable hard case.

Trijicon Tenmile HX 5-25×50 mm First Focal Plane Riflescope for Hunters

Trijicon Tenmile HX 5-25x50 mm First Focal Plane Riflescope for Hunters

Trijicon is excited to expand the popular Tenmile HX series to include an extremely versatile 5-25×50 first focal plane (FFP) riflescope. Designed for serious hunters, the Tenmile HX 5-25×50 FFP ensures speed and precision at all hunting distances and features outstanding glass, highly repeatable adjusters, and a purpose-built first focal plane MOA-based illuminated reticle.

The powerful 5-25 magnification range gives hunters the tools necessary to quickly acquire, identify, and engage targets at any hunting distance. The FFP reticle offers red or green center dot illumination for contrast against all backgrounds and contains uncluttered MOA elevation and windage subtensions that can be used at any power setting without any additional calculations.

With up to 80 MOA of adjustment, hunters can rely on crisp, precise exposed adjusters that feature a rock-solid zero stop to avoid accidental shift. An easy focus eyepiece accommodates each shooter’s prescription, while a repositionable magnification lever accommodates different shooting positions and rifle configurations. The Tenmile HX 5-25×50 delivers edge-to-edge image clarity thanks to fully multi-coated broadband anti-reflective glass with excellent light transmission, true detail and color with zero distortion.

Ultra-durable, all-weather construction ensures reliable performance in even the most austere conditions, while the low profile, purpose-driven design prevents snagging in the field.

The Tenmile HX series is tested to Military Standards and backed by The Science of Brilliant® testing methodology that Trijicon takes to every product. Every model is Alaska-to-Africa Tested to ensure performance from -20°F to 140°F, giving shooters and hunters supreme confidence in any climate. Each model is Solid Zero Tested and subjected to 5,000 rounds of heavy cartridge testing to ensure no reticle shift, while Drop Testing guarantees that every bump and bruise won’t result in a warranty claim. All models are Shock & Vibration Tested to take on recoil and the abuse of the field without failure. Finally, each model is Immersion Tested and dry-nitrogen filled to eliminate internal fogging in even the harshest environments.

MSRP: $2,190

Taurus 856 and 605 TORO Revolvers Now Approved for Sale in California

Taurus 856 and 605 TORO Revolvers Now Approved for Sale in California

The hottest revolver of 2023 is now on available for residents of California! The Taurus 856 T.O.R.O. and 605 T.O.R.O. (Taurus Optics Ready Option) revolvers were added to the California Department of Justice’s roster of Handguns Certified for Sale, commonly called “the roster.”

The 856 T.O.R.O. and 605 T.O.R.O. models available are the stainless-steel models, which feature CCW friendly compact grips, a black ramp front sight, and of course the one of a kind Optics Ready Option for Taurus revolvers. When they first launched in 2023, the T.O.R.O. revolvers were the first ever mass market CCW revolvers that allowed users to mount a red dot. The optic plate secures to the top strap of the revolver and supports any sight that utilize the Shield RMSc or Holosun K-series footprint.

“I’m thrilled to have the T.O.R.O. revolvers on the California roster,” said Caleb Giddings, Taurus’ General Manager of Marketing. “With their addition to the roster, residents of California now have access to three of the fantastic revolver products we’ve introduced in the past couple of years. They can have a 357 Magnum T.O.R.O., a 38 Special six-shot T.O.R.O., or the hand-built 856 Executive Grade. We’re committed to providing quality defensive firearms to the law-abiding citizens of California.”

The T.O.R.O. revolvers continue Taurus’ tradition of innovation and out of the box thinking. The most common complaint about small frame revolvers is often the sights, a problem which is easily addressed by adding an optic.