Bushnell Announces New Line of Durable Hard Cases in Licensing Partnership with Eylar

Bushnell Announces New Line of Durable Hard Cases in Licensing Partnership with Eylar

Bushnell, an industry leader in performance optics, and Eylar, a respected manufacturer of protective cases, have announced the launch of their latest collaborative product range, the GX series of hard cases. The outcome of extensive experience and meticulous engineering, this new line of hard cases is designed to provide outstanding protection for a wide array of optics and equipment.

The GX series can accommodate various types of equipment including binoculars, spotting scopes, handguns, and even rifles. These cases are available in an assortment of sizes to accommodate a vast range of equipment sizes and layouts.

Key features of the GX series hard cases include:

• Waterproof and shockproof construction designed to keep equipment safe and secure in all conditions.

• Multiple layers of protective foam included in each case for optimum cushioning.

• A customizable perforated pull and pluck foam layer which allows for custom fits for different equipment.

• High-quality construction ensuring long-term durability and superior protection.

• A wide range of sizes to suit all storage needs, from small handheld devices to large firearms.

Each case in the GX series includes several layers of protective foam, ensuring that precious gear is kept in pristine condition and safe from shocks and falls. Moreover, one of the foam layers is a perforated pull and pluck foam that is easily customizable, thus enabling users to create specific compartments to cater to individual storage needs.

“We’re extremely pleased to be partnering with Eylar Hard Cases for this new line of protective cases,” said Derek Oburn, Global Product Lane Director for Bushnell. “The combination of our brand’s reputation for quality with Eylar’s proven expertise in durable hard cases is resulting in a product line we believe customers will find to be reliable, versatile and resilient.”

With the introduction of the new GX series of hard cases, Bushnell reaffirms its commitment to offering users the best-in-class solutions for the protection and transport of their optics and other equipment. The new hard cases will be available for purchase through the official Bushnell and Eylar websites, and Amazon.com.

GunBroker.com Hosts ‘Jade Vaquero’ Auction to Benefit Cody Firearms Museum

GunBroker.com Hosts ‘Jade Vaquero’ Auction to Benefit Cody Firearms Museum

GunBroker.com working with the Sturm, Ruger & Co., the Ruger Custom Shop and Baron Engraving to help support the Cody Firearms Museum through the auction of a one-of-a-kind Ruger, the Jade Vaquero.

Starting out as a 7.5-inch Ruger Vaquero, the Jade Vaquero has been extensively hand-engraved by master engraver Paul Lantuch. Inlaid with 22-karat gold, the bespoke revolver is fitted with a set of hand-carved jade stocks, which give the gun its name.

Oft associated with royalty, jade provides a stunningly beautiful look, yet its durability and carving maintain the utility of the Vaquero.

David Miles, president and CEO of Baron Engraving, launched this project as part of his promise to raise $250,000 for the Cody Firearms Museum. With the Jade Vaquero, the team has created an heirloom item that is not only benefitting the museum but is worthy of one day being displayed.

“This gun is fitting of the Cody Firearms Museum and the buyer is truly buying a historic piece,” Miles said. “It could be displayed in the Cody Firearms Museum 100 years from now. We are honored to do our part to help in the education of future firearms owners, along with the preservation of the history of firearms.”

The auction is live now, and bids can be placed through January 26th at 3pm Eastern. For those attending the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, the Jade Vaquero will be on display at the Baron Engraving booth (no. 12801).

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!

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: https://spr-ar.com/r/5778

·Hellcat Pro: https://spr-ar.com/r/5779

·XD-M Elite 4.5” 9mm: https://spr-ar.com/r/5780

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: springfield-armory.com.

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.

SAF Celebrates 50 Years

SAF Celebrates 50 Years

This year marks the 50th anniversary for the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), and in celebration of the organization’s milestone, SAF has unveiled a special logo that will be used throughout 2024.

The new logo represents the tremendous accomplishment and honors the organization’s half-century of dedicated advocacy. Since its inception, SAF has been involved in more than 260 legal cases across the nation and has litigated – and won – cases at the highest levels of the American judicial system.

“When I started SAF in 1974, I only had one purpose in mind: Defending our firearms freedom one lawsuit at a time,” said SAF Founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “What began as my quest to ensure our right as Americans to keep and bear arms has grown into an organization that currently has 57 active cases, all with the same goal in mind—securing our Second Amendment rights for generations to come.”

In its 50-year history, SAF has achieved significant victories in the courts, most notably the landmark McDonald v. City of Chicago case. That decision – handed down by the Supreme Court of the United States – was critical to the fight against modern gun control laws. Thanks to that ruling, SAF and others have been able to fight for firearms freedom in states, cities and towns across America.

“Alan has built a tremendous foundation over the past 50 years, and as SAF expands, we will continue to honor his legacy of securing our Second Amendment rights,” said SAF Executive Director Adam Kraut. “For the past half-century, SAF has tirelessly defended the firearms freedom of American citizens, successfully challenging unconstitutional gun laws in the United States. It’s an honor to lead an organization like SAF and know the work we’re doing will have a ripple effect for years to come. I look forward to continuing to build on SAF’s solid foundation and I’m excited to see what the future holds for the organization.”

Federal Ammunition Wraps Up 100-Year Celebration on Website

As a conclusion to the brand’s 100-year anniversary celebration, Federal Ammunition wraps up its monthly online content which celebrated Federal’s rich history all year long. Two articles for the month of December tell the stories of Federal’s conservation efforts and law enforcement ammunition. This final content can be found on the 100-year anniversary website: A Century Of Authority (federalpremium.com).

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NSSF Rejects City of Buffalo’s Frivolous Lawsuit Against Firearm Industry Members

NSSF Rejects City of Buffalo’s Frivolous Lawsuit Against Firearm Industry Members, Fear & Loading

By Mark Oliva

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the Firearm Industry Trade Association, rejects the false premise of the lawsuit brought by the City of Buffalo against several firearm manufacturers, distributors and retailers. The accusations are without any legal merit and are an obvious attempt by city officials to deflect attention and shift responsibility for their failure to enforce the law against criminals by casting blame on a Constitutionally-protected and most highly-regulated industry in the nation today.

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Gun Owners Wish Book

Teddy Roosevelt's revolver in the New Gun Owners Wish Book

Older readers likely remember that anxious wait for the Sears “Wish Book” to arrive. With hundreds of pages filled with the latest toys and games it was the perfect way for boys and girls to update their letters to Santa. The holiday annual was first published in 1933, although it wasn’t until 1968 that management officially labeled it the “Wish Book.” Families had been calling it that for decades. By the turn of the century it grew thin and it ended in 2011. An attempt to revive it with a mailing to select shoppers in 2017 drew mixed reviews and little fanfare.

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