Smith & Wesson Adds Compact Model to M&P M2.0 Series

By: American Rifleman Staff

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Move over Glock 19. Move over Glock 23. Less than a year after the release of its M&P M2.0 pistol, Smith & Wesson Corp. has grown the family by adding the M&P M2.0 Compact pistol series. Available in 9 mm and .40 S&W, the series builds upon the popular platform in a versatile, carry-size configuration, and is designed for both personal and professional use.

President and CEO of American Outdoor Brands Corporation James Debney said, “When we introduced the M&P M2.0 pistol family back in January, we announced our plans to expand the next-generation M2.0 product platform beyond the full-size design.” He said the M&P M2.0 pistols represent a growing family of products developed through feedback from Smith & Wesson’s professional and civilian customers to deliver the performance and features they desire.

The compact pistol series features a 15- or 13-round capacity (depending on caliber), and a 4” barrel, blending a feature set that offers both shootability and concealment. “The M&P M2.0 Compact pistol series bridges the gap for those who want a single firearm for professional use, personal protection, carry, or practice at the range,” said Debney. “We believe the new M&P M2.0 Compact series will be sought after by consumers whose purchase option in this category has, until now, been limited primarily to the Glock 19 or 23.”

M&P M2.0 Compact pistol features include:

  • Low barrel bore axis
  • Four interchangeable dimensional palmswell grips: S, M, ML,
  • New aggressive M2.0 textured grip for enhanced control
  • New front cocking serrations
  • New M2.0 crisp trigger with lighter trigger pull
  • Tactile and audible trigger reset
  • Accurate 1:10″ twist barrel in both 9 mm and .40 S&W
  • Extended rigid embedded stainless steel chassis to reduce flex and torque when firing
  • Tactical white 3-dot steel sights
  • Ambidextrous slide stop, reversible magazine release, and optional ambidextrous thumb safety
  • Simple M&P pistol take-down lever
  • M&P pistol sear deactivation lever
  • Armornite-hardened nitride durable corrosion resistant finish on barrel and slideThe M&P M2.0 Compact pistol is available both with and without an ambidextrous thumb safety, and priced at an MSRP of $569. The pistol ships with two magazines, including two magazine extender sleeves for use with full-size magazines, as well as a limited lifetime warranty and lifetime service policy.

For more information about the M&P M2.0 Compact pistol series, including spec sheets and images, please click here. For more information on Smith & Wesson products, please visit smith-wesson.com

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Umarex to Produce Glock Replicas

By: American Rifleman Staff

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Germany-based Umarex, known for producing replica firearms of some of the industry’s most popular models, will soon add Glock to its lineup. Umarex is the first replica-pistol manufacturer to receive the worldwide license from the Austrian gun maker.

“For years now, the trust between our two companies has been growing and we are looking forward to further developing this relationship with Glock,“ said Eyck Pflaumer, managing partner of Umarex. “From November 2017 onward, gun fans will find the first replicas of these famous pistols in outdoor retail locations almost everywhere in the world.” U.S. distribution is expected to begin first quarter 2018.

Umarex will build Glock pistols in the categories “Airguns” (4.5 mm / .177) and “Airsoft” (6 mm). Particularly attractive for collectors, the license allows the replicas to carry the original markings and be marketed in authentic packaging.

The Glock replicas will be distributed worldwide through sporting goods dealers, except in France and French territories. Umarex USA and the Elite Force Airsoft group of Umarex USA will distribute the world-leading Glock pistol replicas exclusively throughout North America.

For more, visit umarexusa.com.

SIG Sauer Rifle Safety Warning and Recall Notice

By: American Rifle Staff

SIG Sauer has issued a press release announcing a recall notice for certain rifle models:

SIG Sauer, Inc. has determined that a limited number of rifles in the SIG716 DMR, SIG516 Carbon Fiber and SIGM400 Predator models were built with a two-stage SIG Sauer trigger that may have an improperly heat-treated hammer. Over time this could result in a trigger malfunction creating a significant safety hazard. SIG Sauer is issuing a mandatory recall to replace the hammer and trigger assembly in these specific rifles. This recall does not affect any military or law enforcement rifles or any SIG MCX/SIG MPX products.

SIG Sauer says it will correct any of the affected firearms at no cost to the customer.

The firearms affected by the recall can be identified by the presence of a SIG mark etched into the hammer.

To determine if a rifle is subject to the recall, take the following two actions:

  • Enter your firearm’s 9-digit serial number on the SIG Sauer website.
    • The serial number is located on the left side of the lower receiver.
    • NOTE: The serial number will never contain letters “i” or “o”.
  • If your firearm’s serial number is identified to be one of those affected by the recall, stop using the firearm immediately and follow the four corrective steps.

CORRECTIVE STEPS

  1. Call SIG Sauer Customer Service at (603) 610-3000, Option #1, and have the rifle’s 9-digit serial number available.
  2. SIG Sauer Customer Service will send you shipping instructions that include a pre-addressed shipping label and box.
  3. Upon receipt of the shipping instructions, follow instructions found in the Owner’s Manual.
    • Remove the magazine from the rifle.
    • Clear the firearm of all ammunition.
    • Separate the upper receiver from the lower receiver by removing the front and rear take-down pins.
  4. Using the pre-addressed shipping label and box that was sent to you, ship the lower receiver to SIG Sauer.

Once received by SIG Sauer, the lower receiver will be repaired and return-shipped to you within 2-3 weeks.

SIG Sauer apologizes for any inconvenience this has caused and will service any affected rifle in the most expedited manner possible.

For further information visit sigsauer.com

Crimson Trace Options for Glock Gen5 Pistols

By: American Rifleman Staff

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Crimson Trace wasted no time in producing laser sight options for the newly released Glock G17 Gen5 and G19 Gen5 semi-automatic pistols. Options include:

Laserguard laser sight LG-637 with red laser diode
Laserguard LG-637G with green laser diode
Laserguard LG-639 (red)
Laserguard LG-639G (green) laser sights
Laserguard LG-436 laser sight

The Crimson Trace Laserguard LG-452 green laser sight will also fit the Glock pistols.

In addition, the soon-to-be released Crimson Laserguard Pro with LED white light and laser diode—the LL-807 with red laser diode and LL-807G with green laser diode—will fit the new Glock G17 Gen5 and G19 Gen5 pistols. MSRP for Crimson Trace laser sights begin at $249 for the LG-637 laser sight.

The Crimson Trace Laserguard family is one of many laser sight and tactical light products the company offers that securely fit firearms by Glock and many other manufacturers. The company now offers more than 30 laser sights, firearms lights, and combination units for installation on nearly all Glock pistols.

For owners of the new Gen5 pistols, Crimson Trace’s Laserguard Pro laser sights combine a 150-lumen LED white light within a compact housing along with either a red (LL-807) or green (LL-807G) laser. Features of the Laserguard Pro include Crimson Trace’s Instinctive Activation firearm laser sight engagement system located under the trigger guard, a master on/off switch on most models, and easy-to-use elevation and windage adjustments. An adjustment wrench and battery are included in each package. All of these innovative products are covered under Crimson Trace’s Free Batteries for Life program.

Crimson Trace products for Glock pistols can also be easily installed without modification of the firearm—or special gunsmith skills.

For more information visit crimsontrace.com

Glock Announces Gen5 G17 and G19

By: American Rifleman Staff

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Glock, Inc., has announced the 5th generation of its G19 and G17 pistols, which feature more than 20 design changes that distinguish them from their Gen4 predecessors.

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“The development of our Gen5 pistols was the result of the constant pursuit of perfection and a desire to meet the requests of the consumer market,” said Glock, Inc. Vice President Josh Dorsey. “We have combined the standards of high-level performance and reliability with distinctive design enhancements to improve durability, accuracy, and performance. The benefits enhance the shooter experience at the range and in high-stress situations where fractions of a second matter.”

The Gen5 pistols are a variation of the M pistol used by the FBI. Through rigorous testing and development, Glock has combined the historical reliability and trust in the brand with precisely engineered design changes to meet the demand of consumers world-wide.

Among the design changes are five key features. The Glock Marksman Barrel (GMB) utilizes new barrel rifling to deliver improved accuracy. The removal of the finger grooves and an added ambidextrous slide stop delivers improved control and flexibility. The nDLC finish is a tougher and more durable finish that is exclusive to the Glock manufacturing process. Introduction of a flared mag-well increases performance by making it easier to funnel the magazine into the mag-well, particularly in high-stress situations.

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The roots of the Gen5 pistols lie in a request by Federal Law Enforcement for a new service pistol. “Our goal was to meet the demanding needs of law enforcement agencies while maintaining our standard of perfection,” said Dorsey. “Once the pistols we submitted proved themselves in testing and were adopted, consumers began asking for those pistols. The Gen5 pistols we are introducing today meet that demand.”

For more information visit us.glock.com/Gen5

New Glock Model! The Glock 17 & 19 Gen5

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The new features on the Gen5:

1. nDLC finish for barrel and slide – GLOCK‘s nDLC provides tougher, more durable protection than previously used finish. The nDLC finish is exclusive to the GLOCK manufacturing process. The nDLC finish increases protection against corrosion and scratching and improves the ability of the pistol to function in degreased or adverse conditions. The nDLC finish will be exclusive to Gen5 pistols at this time.
2. GLOCK Marksman Barrel – The GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) features new barrel rifling which delivers improved accuracy.
3. Removal of the finger grooves on the grip – Removing the finger grooves improves the ergonomics of the grip. The absence of finger grooves improves the ability of the pistol to deliver a consistently comfortable grip to a wider range of consumers, regardless of their finger size and whether or not gloves are worn.
4. Ambidextrous Slide Stop Lever – The ambidextrous slide stop lever makes it easier for gun owners to quickly, safely and comfortably manipulate the slide whether they are left-handed or right-handed.
5. Flared mag-well – The larger opening of the flared mag-well makes it easier to funnel the magazine into the mag-well, particularly in high-stress situations where fractions of seconds matter.
6. GLOCK Gen5 Magazine – The new GLOCK Gen5 magazine comes with an orange follower and a floor plate which is extended at the front for faster magazine change.

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First Look at Walther Arms P22QD Pistol

By: SI Staff

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Walther Arms added a number of updates to its popular P22 rimfire pistol, relaunching the gun under the P22QD line.

The new Walther P22QD features many of the same elements found in the company’s original P22 pistol. The frame offers the same ergonomic fit as the original gun, and much of the profile is unchanged, ensuring that shooters have access to the same look and feel as the company’s previous offering, as well as the reliability that comes with the system.

However, Walther made a select few changes to improve the versatility and safety of the pistol. The company added a decocking safety. The new setup ensures that users cannot cock the pistol with the safety engaged. If owners load the gun and then engage the safety, the external hammer will safely move into a forward position, decocking the P22QD and allowing users to operate the pistol with a double-action trigger pull on the first shot. All Walther P22 pistols operate using a DA/SA action.

Each Walther P22 pistol comes equipped with three-dot combat sights made from polymer. The rear sight is adjustable for windage, and the sights feature a low-profile design that won’t catch on clothing or holster during a draw. The pistol also features a Picatinny accessory rail that allows users to attach an optional light or laser.

The double-action/single-action system used on the pistol provides users with an 11-pound trigger pull on double-action shots, while single-action follow-up shots can be performed using the gun’s 4-pound single-action pull. The pistol includes an ambidextrous, paddle-style magazine release, as well as a loaded-chamber indicator and an external slide stop that locks the magazine back on an empty chamber.

The Walther P22QD, like other P22 pistols, can be used with an aftermarket adapter that allows users to equip a suppressor onto the company’s M8x.075 target barrel with 1/2-28 TPI threads. The suggested retail price on a Walther P22 pistol starts at $319.

Fox by Savage Arms Adds New A Grade Series Shotguns

By: American Rifleman Staff

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Fox Shotguns by Savage Arms has added new A Grade Series Shotguns to its line, which features the same components and style that have made all Fox shotguns the envy of collectors. Each of the four box-lock side-by-sides in the series features a beautifully checkered American black walnut stock, splinter fore-end and a bone and charcoal case color-finished receiver. Available in 12- and 20-gauge, with 26″ or 28″ barrels.

Features
Box lock, side-by-side shotgun
14½in length of pull, 1½in drop at comb
American black walnut stock with oil finish and precision-cut checkering
Straight buttstock grip and splinter fore-end
26in or 28in barrels with solid game rib
Front brass bead sight
Includes interchangeable improved cylinder, modified and full chokes
Double triggers and automatic safety
Bone and charcoal case color-finished receiver
Polymer carrying case
MSRP: $4,999

First Look: Ed Brown LS10 1911 Pistol

By: SI Staff

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Fans of the 10 mm cartridge have had to look far and wide for a long-slide 1911-style gun chambered in the powerful cartridge. Now, with the introduction of the Ed Brown LS10 long-slide 10 mm 1911, shooters looking for an accurate pistol in the powerhouse chambering can cease their search.
The Ed Brown LS10 is designed from the ground up for long-range target shooting and hunting with a long-slide handgun that incorporates a 6-inch barrel, perfect for taking advantage of the enhanced performance characteristics of the 10 mm round. In addition to the increased velocity offered by the lengthened barrel, the longer slide also provides shooters with an increased sight radius, ensuring more accurate shooting.
To take advantage of this tack-driving accuracy, the pistol can be had with an adjustable rear sight. For those looking to take advantage of more modern micro red-dot sights, Ed Brown will also sell a model that features a milled slide that comes filled with a Trijicon RMR reflex optic, ensuring that shooters can get on target quickly and easily with a 3.25-MOA red dot.
When equipped with an RMR, the Ed Brown LS10 will also feature back-up iron sights from Trijicon. These tall irons are designed for nighttime and low-light use and have enough clearance to allow shooters to use the optics through the window of the RMR optic.
The LS10 1911 measures 9.75 inches in overall length, with a height of 6.25 inches. The total weight of the gun, including an empty magazine, is 43 ounces. The slide and frame are constructed from stainless steel, and the gun is finished in Ed Brown’s black Gen4 finish. The total magazine capacity of the pistol is nine rounds.
The pistol also features 25 lines-per-inch checkering on the front strap and mainspring housing of the frame, ensuring that shooters have a firm gripping surface on the pistol that withstands the recoil of the powerful 10 mm round. The slide features traditional forward-facing cocking serrations located on the rear of the slide. The pistol also includes a French border, serrated slide top and a flush-fit barrel.

LWRCI IC DI Rifle Now in 300 BLK

By: American Rifleman Staff

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American Rifleman’s 2017 Golden Bullseye winner for “Rifle of the Year”—the LWRCI IC DI—is now available in 300 BLK. The IC DI 300 BLK design was born out of the US Military M4 PIP program that called for longer barrel life, full ambidexterity, better reliability and user configurable floating rail system.

“Based on the continued popularity of the 300 BLK platform it is a natural line extension for LWRCI and our IC DI line”, said David Ridley, senior vice president sales and marketing. “The LWRCI-DI 300 excels on all counts, offering our customers an accurate advanced DI rifle at a price that will surprise you. It is truly a ‘Step-Up’ from the basic direct impingement rifles on the market now in 300 BLK” 

The IC DI 300 BLK model features many of the same performance attributes found in its popular gas-piston luxury AR lineup. Custom rifle features include a  Monoforge upper, modular one-piece free float rail, LWRCI cold hammer-forged cold hammer forged heavy barrel, fully ambidextrous lower controls (mag release, bolt catch/release and selector switch), angled ergonomic fore grip, Mil-spec 6-position buffer tube and LWRCI proprietary advanced DI Bolt Carrier group with keyless gas key.  As with all LWRCI rifles, the IC DI 300 BLK is available in a California-compliant model.

For more, visit LWRCI.com