SHOT Show 2013 — LIVE From the Showroom Floor will be providing exclusive daily coverage from SHOT Show… will be providing exclusive daily coverage from SHOT Show 2013 ALL WEEK! As the show continues, we’ll provide a sneak peek at some of the latest and greatest products and advancements in military, law enforcement, personal defense and outdoor sporting equipment—all on display at the industry’s premier annual showcase in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada…

FN Ballista


The Ballista is now available from FNH USA. This precision tactical bolt-action rifle is fully modular and can be easily field configured to fire .338 Lapua, .300 Win. Mag. and .308 Win.—although the .338 Lapua comes standard. This is truly a precision rifle and designed to deliver accurate hit to 1,500 meters. They key is the hammer-forged 26-inch stainless steel hammer which is fluted for weight reduction and the vibration isolated aluminum alloy receiver. The precision trigger is also adjustable to single- or two-stage release and a 2- to 5-pound weight. The rifle still weighs in at over 15 pounds total and a full length of 49 inches, but the adjustable ambidextrous folding stock brings that down to 37 inches for ease of transport. (



Another precision tactical rifle from FNH USA is the FN SPR A5 XP, which is a new version of this proven weapon with significant tactical upgrades. Now users can get this rifle with a threaded muzzle and special 1-in-12-inch twist rate barrel for ultimate performance with suppressors. A threaded tactical operating knob, and McMillan stock and cheek rest with ambidextrous QD sling attachment point at the front and rear is standard as is a detachable box magazine. The MIL-SPEC cold hammer-forged barrel also has a chrome-lined bore and the rifle comes standard with a steel one-piece MIL-STD 1913 optical rail with an extra 20 MOA of elevation for long-range shooting. (

The Jack Carbine


Bravo Company has teamed up with Haley Strategic Partners to produce what may be the next must-have-top-of-the-line AR, The Jack Carbine. This mid-length gas system rifle comes fully decked out for tactical applications with a custom Cerakote finish in what BCM calls “Disruptive Grey”. In addition BCM standard upgrades are present including the BCM Gunfighter charging handle, and BCM Gunfighter compensator which reduces recoil and muzzle rise and limits the usual extra pressure and noise associated with most compensators. This also extends the 14.5-inch barrel to a legal 16 inches. The Jack also includes a B5 Enhanced SOPMOD stock, super smooth single-stage ACT (ALG Combat Trigger), and a standard 200 lumen WML-HSP Weapon Mounted Light mounted on the Haley Strategic Thorntail offset mount. (

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