SHOT SHOW 2012—DAY 3

Burris Unleashes the Eliminator III Ballistic Laserscope Burris further upgraded…

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Burris Unleashes the Eliminator III Ballistic Laserscope
Burris further upgraded its computer-driven Eliminator laserscope for 2012, giving it a sleek new design, new ergonomic activation buttons, parallax adjustments from 50 yards to infinity, and enhanced extreme-range ballistic programming. All these improved features and designs add up to the all-new 4-16x50mm Eliminator III, which delivers split-second automatic trajectory compensation technology to help hunters place the most ethical shots possible. With its X96 reticle technology, riflemen can shoot farther with more accuracy and confidence at all magnifications. In fact, its windage compensation innovations and consistent magnification allow it to be deadly accurate at greater distances than ever before. In addition, its range estimating for hard objects are spot-on out to 1,200 yards. For deer-size targets, its range-estimation is reliable out to 750-plus yards. The Eliminator III measures 15.75 inches in length, weighs 26 ounces, and has a field of view of 25 feet, 7 inches at 100 yards. Contact Burris at 970-356-1670 or visit burrisoptics.com.

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Steiner Introduces Military 5-25x-56mm Riflescope
The new Steiner Military 5-25x56mm riflescope is designed for long-range, tactical and sniper rifles in combat environments. It extends a shooter’s effective range and provides outstanding visibility, even in the lowest light conditions. The Steiner Military riflescope lineup, which debuted in 2011, was designed by Steiner with input from Special Forces and international weapons experts. Other scopes in the lineup include the 1-4x24mm, 3-12x50mm, 3-12x56mm and 4-16x50mm models. These riflescopes feature a rugged 34mm one-piece extruded aluminum main tube and world-class Steiner optical elements. An illuminated, glass-etched Mil-Dot reticle is standard, and it’s located on the front focal plane. Its windage knob is calibrated for up to 5 mils of adjustment for left and right adjustment. The elevation knob offers up to 19.5 mils of adjustment over two turret revolutions. This scope is fully waterproof to 10 meters and shockproof to 900 G’s. It’s also nitrogen-filled and internally fogproof. Contact Steiner Optik at 970-356-1670; or visit steiner-binoculars.com.

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Nightforce Introduces MOAR Reticle
Nightforce’s new MOAR reticle features a floating center crosshair that’s two minutes of angle (MOA) wide and two MOA tall, providing a precise aiming point, especially on smaller targets at longer ranges. One-MOA elevation and windage spacings make for more accurate rangefinding and hold-offs compared to ordinary reticles with coarser markings. The MOAR has thicker line subtensions than some traditional Nightforce reticles, and it’s marked with 10, 20 and 30 MOA elevation indicators and 10 and 20 windage indicators. This makes it fast and easy to use under field conditions. Shooters will find the MOAR design more intuitive and easier to see in low light. It’s also more visible against dark backgrounds and in shadows than other MOA-based reticles. Three, six and nine o’clock posts also aid in speed and target acquisition. Contact Nightforce at 208-476-9814 or visit nightforceoptics.com.

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Bushnell Introduces Elite 3.5-21×50 Tactical Scope
Bushnell’s new Elite 3.5-21×50 Tactical scope measures a compact 13.2 inches for great maneuverability but still delivers acute clarity and top performance for work at intermediate to long ranges. These scopes feature tactical turrets for rapid adjustments, blacked-out finish for optimum concealment, and a variety of reticles for close-quarter combat or long-range shooting. They also feature “wide band coating” to boost brightness at dusk and dawn, plus argon purging for reliable performance whatever the conditions. The ET35215M model comes in a black matte finish, a 3-inch sunshade, and a mil-dot reticle. It also features a .1 mil click and side-parallax adjustments. The ET35215G model features a g2dMR reticle, a black matte finish, and .1 mil click adjustments, side parallax adjustments and 3-inch sunscreen. Contact Bushnell at 800-221-9035 or visit bushnell.com.

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Rocky Debuts Touch-Screen Compatible Glove
If you’re tired of having to remove a glove every time you need to use a touch-screen device, check out the new Touch-Screen Compatible Glove from Rocky. These stretch-back gloves feature a touch-screen compatible material on their index finger and thumb so your hands can stay comfortable when you’re using mobile devices in cold weather. These gloves, which are part of Rocky’s new “Athletic Mobility” collection, are designed for active environments. They also feature a synthetic leather palm, power grip PU, neoprene knuckles and cuffs, and adjustable Velcro back. They’re currently available in Realtree AP and Mossy Oak Infinity. Contact Rocky at 800-848-9452, or visit rockybrands.com.

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Bushnell Introduces G-Force 1300 Rangefinder
Bushnell’s G-Force 1300 ARC has already been touted as the world’s most accurate laser rangefinder technology, and now it has also been turbocharged for faster, more accurate ranging than ever. Bushnell’s all-new E.S.P. (Extreme, Speed, Precision) uses a Turboprocessor that delivers industry-leading half-yard accuracy and 1/10-yard display precision. The G-Force 1300 also enhances the trusted ARC system (Angle Range Compensation) to provide confidence and deadly accuracy for long shots at any angle. The G-Force 1300 features Bushnell’s bright VDT display, and a metal frame that makes it virtually indestructible and effective out to 1,300 yards. Contact Bushnell at 800-221-9035 or visit bushnell.com.

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Energizer Unveils Carabiner LED Area Light

Energizer’s new Carabiner LED Area Light can be hung almost anywhere to illuminate a small room or outdoor area when you need to read maps or plot maneuvers for nighttime operations. This new light features three light modes and offers 360-degree illumination and a high/low setting. It can also be used as a standard flashlight when activating its nose light, which delivers a beam distance of 20 yards. Its carabiner clip allows hands-free operation and its slim design provides maximum portability. It’s powered by four AAA batteries, and comes packed with Energizer MAX batteries. Its bright white LEDs deliver up to 50 lumens when in “area light” mode. It features waterproof construction, and a five-hour runtime when in its high-area light mode. Contact Energizer at 800-383-7323, or visit energizer.com.

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Wenger Powers Up New 2012 Solar Charger Line

Wenger, maker of the genuine Swiss Army Knife, introduces a complete family of solar chargers for emergency power when conducting off-the-grid operations. By converting sunlight to power they provide a never-ending energy supply for prolonged time afield. They’re also sturdy, made of robust, flexible and waterproof polycrystalline solar panels. The new line features three models: the Standard (two panels), Top (four panels) and Pro (six panels). The Standard charger generates 2.25 watts; the Top, 4.5 watts; and the Pro, 6.75 watts. All are small enough to pack for remote patrols but large enough to charge phones, tablets, GPS units and more. Each includes a high-capacity lithium battery that accumulates and stores generated power. Each also includes a retractable USB connector and five adapters. Contact Wenger at 800-431-2996 or visit wengerna.com.

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EOTech Unleashes Tactical Shotgun LED Forend Light
EOTech unveils the first integrated forend light (IFL) for tactical shotguns, allowing warfighters and law-enforcement officers to illuminate the area around them with one fingertip tap. The IFL uses ambidextrous on/off pressure pads on the forend. It can be set for constant on, momentary light, strobe and off. In high-pressure situations, simply tap the pressure pads to activate the light. This can be done without adjusting your grip. The hand is always on the forend, at the ready, making this integrated light ideal for close-quarters combat or home protection. These integrated lights are available in 125- or 200-lumen outputs, and run on one CR123 lithium battery for at least 90 minutes. They’re waterproof to 1 meter, and feature a custom texture so you won’t lose contact in high-pressure situations. It fits the Mossberg 500/590 and the Remington 870. Contact EOTech at 888-368-4656 or visit eotech-inc.com.

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New S&W Classic Model 586
Smith & Wesson has added a new revolver to its legendary Classic line with the introduction of the Model 586. Deemed the Distinguished Combat Magnum when first introduced by S&W in 1980, the new revolver reunites collectors and .357 Magnum aficionados with one of the most sought after law enforcement firearms of its time. Manufactured with a carbon steel frame and cylinder along with a blue finish, the Classic Model 586 harkens back to an era when revolvers were predominately worn on the hips of law enforcement officers. As with the original, the new Classic revolver is chambered for six rounds of .357 Magnum or .38 Special. Available with a 4-inch or 6-inch barrel configuration, the Model 586 features a smooth single-action and a crisp double-action trigger pull that is the hallmark of every Smith & Wesson revolver. On top of the frame, the revolver features an adjustable white outline rear sight and a red ramp front sight for a clear, precise sight picture. Much like the original, the Classic Model 586 is standard with an authentic square-butt design and is packaged with checkered wood grips containing the S&W medallion. The retro-revolver is also standard with a serrated backstrap for improved firearm control when shooting heavy magnum loads. For more information visit smith-wesson.com.

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Rock Island Armory 1911 A2 Model 22 TCM

The Model 1911 has been around for over 100 years but there has never been a 1911 quite like the Rock Island ArnoryTCM. It is chambered in a new Armscor USA proprietary cartridge, the .22 TCM, which leaves the specially built 1911 A2 model’s barrel at a screaming 2,050 fps. The TCM uses a double-stack magazine holding 17 rounds of the new necked down, high-velocity 40-grain lead hollow point cartridges. Available in a Government Model and Commander version (shown) with 4.25-inch barrel, the TCM features a skeletonized trigger and hammer, adjustable sights, and oversized beavertail grip safety. Developed to go after the FN Five-seveN market with an all US-designed and made cartridge and handgun based on the popular 1911 platform and is a completely locked breech design unlike the blowback design if the FN. The TCM (Tuason Craig Micro Magnum). Designer Fred Craig says that the .22 TCM is a stronger cartridge then the 5.7x28mm with 25 percent more power and greater accuracy. The TCM was also designed from the ground up to be a pistol cartridge, so it has a shorter more truncated bullet head. The 1911-style slide and the barrel are forged. The Rockwell on the slide and barrel is about 44 RC to hold up to the high pressures of the .22 TCM cartridge. The guns use an adjustable Novak rear sight and white dot front. With more than 900 ft. lb. of energy, the .22 TCM is ideally suited to use for personal defense as it has excellent penetration but the jacketed soft hollow point bullet makes the .22 TCM almost a frangible round. For more information visit armscorusa.com or call 775 537-1444.

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Sig Sauer P244
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The new Sig P224 is the first true subcompact in is Sig’s classic all-metal firearms line. Ideal for concealed or off-duty carry, the P224 offers all of the features consumers expect, with one small change. Based on the P229, one of the most prolific side arms in federal law enforcement, the P224 takes the same hammer-fire reliability and lightweight all-metal frame and puts them in a subcompact package with all of the familiar Sig controls and functions. Despite its small size, the P224 maintains a double-stack magazine for a capacity of 11 rounds of 9mm, and 10 rounds of .40S&W or .357 SIG giving the P224 a decided advantage over most subcompacts. Newer model P229 magazines can also be used for an even greater round count. The P224 may be a smaller P229 but it gives up none of the larger models performance features. Featuring a lightweight alloy frame, the P224 will be available in a number of configurations. Initial models will have the Double-Action Kellerman (DAK) trigger and be chambered in .40S&W. and .357SIG. Traditional DA/SA triggers, and 9mm options will be available in the future. The P224 also utilizes full-size SIGLITE Night Sights to deliver pinpoint accuracy. Available in four models, the SAS (pictured) Duo-Tone with nickel slide and controls, and Sig Extreme and Equinox finishes. Priced from $1,125 to $1,218. For more information visit sigsauer.com or find Sig on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SigSauerInc.

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Pedersoli Coach Gun

You might not think of Civil War soldiers being armed with these abbreviated weapons, but the U.S. Cavalry and the Confederate Cavalry often carried a short-barreled, double hammer, single trigger percussion model known as a “Baker Style” Coach Gun. For 2012 Davide Pedersoli has introduced an authentic copy of the Baker with a full walnut shoulder stock and cut down 11.25-inch barrels. Copied from the original c. 1850 design the Pedersoli featured bright blued barrels, brass bead front sight, color casehardened furniture and hammer and blued trigger and triggerguard. The new model will be available from Dixie Gun Works. For more information visit davide-pedersoli.com.

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  • Matt in Oklahoma

    Well I see one good reason to go to the show, wow!