An estimated 80,000 proud gun owners are descending on Dallas Texas May 4-6 for the National Rifle Association’s 2018 convention. Of course, K-Var and The Armory are on hand to represent our faith and support for the Second Amendment and to bring you all of the latest news from the show. Here is the Day 1 coverage.
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Bear OPS Knives
One knife to see at this show will be the Bear OPS AC-325 series, a lightweight and easy to handle automatic stiletto designed for personal protection. The AC-325 features a 1 7/8” Sandvik blade that opens on-demand with a simple push of the recess button and is available in a bead or black finish. The AC-325’s black aircraft aluminum handles are built to withstand daily abuse, practically maintenance-free and provides a comfortable fit in most hands.
The new AC1100 Bold Action XI series will also be featured at the NRA show, giving visitors a chance to feel this American-made automatic knife in person. The AC1100 quickly opens with a simple push of the recessed button, deploying the Sandvik blade in to action. Black G10 handles add to the knife’s overall durability and fit comfortably in most hands. A strong pocket clip is included and can be switched for ambidextrous use.
Visitors will also get to see additional knives that are designed for personal protection, including the Bold Action series, Incognito, AC-900 series and more. Stop by Bear OPS booth, 11031, and find your next knife. Learn more by visiting, www.bearandsoncutlery.com.
GAMO Exhibits at 2018 NRA Annual Meetings Booth #8017
Stop by booth #8017 and see Gamo’s new air guns designed for everything from recreational shooting to big game hunting. Also on display at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits will be the Gamo Swarm Maxxim, the first of its kind 10-shot break barrel air rifle, the new Swarm Magnum, a 10-shot .22 caliber air rifle that achieves even higher velocities, as well as the new Gamo TC35 (.35 caliber) and TC45 (.45 caliber) hunting air rifles that produce tremendous velocities and the accuracy needed to hunt predator and deer. All NRA members and air gun enthusiasts are invited to stop by the Gamo booth to learn more about these air guns and other Gamo products. www.gamousa.com
Silent Legion will be displaying its high-quality suppressors and accessories at the largest consumer firearms show in the country, possibly the world—the NRA Annual Meetings.
In Dallas, Texas, from May 4 to May 6, around 80,000 NRA members will have the opportunity to view and hold the best suppressors on the market at Booth # 2813. Attendees will also be able to discuss the many features and benefits of Silent Legion suppressors with the people who make the company, and its products, so great. The company is a stand out in the suppressor industry: Run by an owner who is a degreed mechanical engineer, has decades of firearm design experience, and is a veteran.
“The NRA show is a great place for shooters and hunters to see and handle the latest technology,” said Ed Schoppman, Silent Legion Guy In Charge. “We are excited to teach people all about our high performance suppressors.”
Silent Legion will have their products on display, including those new for 2018, such as their 6.5 Creedmoor, .450 Bushmaster/.458 SOCOM and .300 Blackout/6.8 SPC suppressors, as well as their quick-detach flash hiders and suppressor covers. They can even answer questions about the required process for owning these great products.
World renowned huntress Melissa Bachman will be at the Silent Legion from 2-3 p.m. CT on Saturday, May 5 to share her knowledge and experience using Silent Legion’s suppressors, quick-detach flash hiders, and suppressor covers.
Be sure to come by to view the best suppressors on the market and to learn about this unique company with a no-compromise attitude toward its products and personal integrity. Silent Legion guarantees that their products will perform and that you will get great value for your dollar with a warranty for the life of the purchase.
For more information about Silent Legion, please visit www.silentlegion.com.
Springfield Armory Gives Dick’s Sporting Goods the Boot
Springfield Armory is severing ties with Dick’s Sporting Goods and its subsidiary, Field & Stream, in response to their hiring a group for anti-Second Amendment lobbying.
This latest action follows Dick’s Sporting Goods’ decision to remove and destroy all modern sporting rifles (MSR) from their inventory. In addition, they have denied Second Amendment rights to Americans under the age of 21. We at Springfield Armory believe that all law abiding American citizens of adult age are guaranteed this sacred right under our Constitution.
It is clear where Dick’s Sporting Goods and its subsidiary, Field & Stream, stand on the Second Amendment, and we want to be clear about our message in response. Their position runs counter to what we stand for as a company. At Springfield Armory, we believe in the right and principles fought for and secured by American patriots and our founding forefathers, without question. We will not accept Dick’s Sporting Goods’ continued attempts to deny Second Amendment freedoms to our fellow Americans.
Springfield Introduces 10mm TRP
Springfield Armory is paying more attention to the market and introducing more new models than just about any other manufacturer today. New for the NRA show, Springfield has introduced to new TRP models in 10mm.
Bushnell Unveils Prime, Nitro, and Forge Optics
Bushnell, an industry leader in high-performance optics, announces three new premium hunting optic lines engineered to provide clarity in any condition. The new Prime, Nitro and Forge lines will be on display in the Bushnell booth (#7530) at the 2018 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, which runs May 3-6 in Dallas, Texas.
Engineered here in the United States, and built with premium components, exclusive technologies and the most sought-after features in the industry today, Prime, Nitro and Forge riflescopes, binoculars and spotting scopes set a new standard for performance in low-light and adverse conditions.
“It’s a new day at Bushnell,” said Matt Rice, Brand Manager. “These three new lines encompass more than 100 new SKUs with industry-leading technologies that focus on the singular promise of bringing our consumers the very best view possible under any condition imaginable. Starting off with Prime and leading up to the highest level of performance with the Forge, these binoculars, riflescopes and spotting scopes will beat the competition when it matters most—in the field when everything is on the line.”
All of the new optics feature Bushnell’s exclusive EXO Barrier external lens coating. Added at the end of the coating process, EXO Barrier molecularly bonds to the lens and fills the microscopic pores in the glass. It is, quite simply, the best protective lens coating technology Bushnell has ever developed. The result is an ultra-slick coating that repels water, oil, fog, dust and debris. And it is built to last. The bonded coating will not fade with the passage of time or normal wear and tear.
Bushnell has always been at the forefront of quality and value, and Prime binoculars, riflescopes, spotting scopes and rangefinders are the next step in the evolution. With six binocular and riflescope configurations to cover every viewing scenario, Prime optics are fully multi-coated and waterproof, offering crisp, bright images in every environment.
“Like all of these lines, head-to-head, Prime out-works and outperforms the competition,” Rice said. “Low-light performance is outstanding, providing hunters several extra precious minutes of shooting light at those most critical times.”
Bushnell’s new Nitro binoculars and spotting scopes are built to deliver even more with ED Prime Glass lenses that deliver true-to-life color. Plus, the proprietary EXO Barrier lens coating and rubber armor housing protect the binoculars from just about anything hunters could ever encounter. Nitro riflescopes are available in five configurations with a total of 35 reticle and color options. They are also built to withstand every environment. The fully multi-coated optics deliver bright, high-contrast images with minimal eyestrain. Nitro laser rangefinders are next-level, with range extending to one mile and beyond. Forged polymer armor housings and EXO Barrier protective coatings on the lenses ensure that Nitro laser rangefinders perform, rain or shine.
“Nitro was designed to give hunters the clearest view in the foulest conditions,” Rice said. “With all the features our consumers demand and all the technology we can provide, simply put, Nitro gives you more clarity and more time to focus on what matters.”
Bushnell’s Forge line of riflescopes, spotting scopes and binoculars are built with the most exacting specifications to ensure nothing is missed, literally. Every element in the optical path features the very best coatings Bushnell has to offer. The brightness, resolution and color produced by Forge are the best in class. It’s as simple as that. Forge riflescopes provide every feature hunters and shooters have asked for—from exposed, locking zero-stop turrets and first- and second-focal-plane models, to ballistic reticles and perfectly-positioned, adjustable-height magnification change levers.
“Bushnell’s Forge line of optics are packed with features serious shooters demand,” Rice said. “They are weatherproof and waterproof, and equipped with the necessary tools to adjust to every shooting condition. Ultra Wide Band Coating provides optimum brightness and true color in every lighting condition, especially under harsh, bright, sunlight or in those very last few moments of shooting light when competitor optics begin to fail.”
“Throughout these lines, we’ve focused on creating the best performance in terms of contrast and resolution,” added Rice. “They will outperform the competition, and are built on a promise to surpass our customers’ expectations.”
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