The R7 Mako™: Kimber’s New High-Capacity, Micro-Compact Polymer Pistol
TROY, AL — Kimber Mfg., is excited to announce its entry into the polymer-framed, striker-fired pistol market with the R7 Mako, a micro-compact pistol chambered in 9mm. Kimber reached out to carry enthusiasts and asked what was most important in a concealed-carry pistol; the resounding response included the requirement of an outstanding trigger and ability to carry with the confidence of having sufficient ammunition capacity for any situation.
Kimber addressed the trigger request with the R7 Mako’s unique flat-face Performance Carry Trigger™, which has a consistent short pull and a clean, crisp break, making the R7’s factory-set 5.0 to 6.75 pound trigger pull feel much lighter. The R7 Mako boasts class-leading 12-round capacity using the flush-fit magazine and 14-round capacity using the extended magazine.
Another distinctive feature is the R7’s stainless-steel slide, which wears an FNC finish, and covers the barrel hood to add rigidity, preventing debris from entering the pistol through the ejection port, and keeping the optic clean. The pistol also features ambidextrous controls for left and right-handed shooters, and the low-tilt, 3.37- inch, stainless-steel barrel mitigates recoil.
Topping off the R7 Mako is a set of TruGlo Tritium Pro u-notch sights making target acquisition quick regardless of lighting conditions, and the slide on the R7 Mako Optics Ready (OR) model ships with a plate to protect the milled Shield-style footprint. The R7 Mako Optics Installed (OI) model includes a Crimson Trace CTS-1500. Both R7 Mako models ship with a flush-fit 11+1 magazine as well as a 13+1 magazine, so the gun is carry-ready out of the box. Additionally, 10+1 and 15+1 magazines will be available in the very near future.
The R7 Mako weighs in at 19.5 ounces, and measures a mere 1 inch wide, 4.3 inches tall, and 6.2 inches long overall.
For those looking to upgrade their standards, the gun is available for immediate shipment. For more information, visit R7Mako.com, and for all Kimber products, visit kimberamerica.com
Outdoor Edge Introduces the RazorCape™
DENVER – Outdoor Edge announces the new RazorCape, the latest addition to its trendsetting lineup of knives featuring the company’s patented RazorSafe™ blade change system.
The RazorCape is a lightweight knife that features two replaceable, scalpel-sharp, 3-inch caping blades to perform the intricate task of caping an animal; two replaceable, scalpel-sharp, 3-inch drop point blades suited for the heavy lifting of field dressing and quartering your game; and a single 3-inch gutting blade to effortlessly cut beneath the hide without piercing internal organs, all made from Japanese 420J2 stainless steel and hand-finished to achieve their razor-sharp edges. The blades are seated in a black oxide-coated steel blade holder, providing the strength of a traditional knife. The handle is constructed from a lightweight, one-piece, non-slip Grivory polymer. The stainless steel blades have a Rockwell-C Hardness (HRC) rating of 55-56, offering tremendous control and precision and better edge retention. The knife weighs just two ounces and has an overall length of 7.1 inches. Developed with the minimalist in mind, this is a perfect multi blade combo for in-the-field gutting, skinning, and caping big game animals taken anywhere in the world.
Outdoor Edge’s award-winning, patented RazorSafe system allows you to change blades quickly, easily, and safely with the push of a button.
FORT SMITH, AR —The AirJavelin Pro is the latest air archery rifle announced by Umarex USA, innovator, manufacturer, and marketer of airguns, optics, and accessories for the outdoor enthusiast. The super lightweight Umarex AirJavelin Pro is an exciting, sleek, and modern PCP rifle regulated at 1,500 psi delivering up to 25 arrows on target at 370 feet per second.
The AirJavelin Pro’s performance, propelled by high pressure air instead of CO2, takes the popular AirJavelin platform to an entirely new level. Its 7.4 cubic inch onboard air tank holds air compressed to 4,500 psi. The air pressure regulator, combined with a 170-grain arrow causes the AirJavelin Pro to generate 51.67 ft.- lbs. of kinetic energy at the muzzle. This combination of performance and energy works for hunting game such as javelina, turkey as well as deer at close range with a broadhead that has ample cutting surface.
After seeing the all new great looking FDE and dark gray color combination you’ll notice an integrated Picatinny rail and M-LOK slots. These features allow the attachment of an optic of your choosing, a quiver, or even a side-mounted bi-pod setup. The modern high strength polymer collapsible stock allows for comfortable adjustments and has an integrated sling slot. If you opt to carry this airgun in the field, you’ll be shocked by its light weight. How light do you ask? Try 4.5 lbs! Learn more about the AirJavelin Pro at UmarexAirguns.com
The New Micro6x Magnifier From Vortex – Takes Your Red Dot Farther.
BARNEVELD, Wis. – With a red dot, your carbine is already a versatile weapon, giving you the confidence you need to engage close-range targets. But now, there’s a simple way to stretch your effective range, with the new Micro6x Magnifier from Vortex.
In addition to being the most compact 6x magnifier on the market, the Micro6x Magnifier provides an easy on, easy off flip mount, and everything you need to mount up right out of the box. You can take your pick of three mounting heights, from absolute co-witness, lower 1/3 co-witness, and 1.93 inches with included riser, and the adjustable flip mount easily allows for left- or righthanded use.
The camlock system engages and disengages with direct pressure, allowing you to raise and lower the magnifier quickly and easily, and the system is built to stand up to hard use in the field. Crisp optics round out an all-new way to hit harder and farther than you ever thought possible.
Want to learn more about magnified optics on tactical carbines? Check out our blog, “Making Sense of Magnified Optics on Tactical Carbines.” Or, take a deep dive into optics to top your AR with “Magnifier + Red Dot vs LPVOs vs. Prism Scopes FAQ” on the Vortex YouTube page.
For a list of specifications, frequently asked questions and high-resolution images, check out the Vortex New Product Portal.
Rock River Arms Wins 2022 Shooting Illustrated Golden Bullseye Award
COLONA, IL – Rock River Arms is honored to be the recipient of the 2022 Shooting Illustrated Golden Bullseye “Rifle of the Year” Award. For the 2022 competition, Shooting Illustrated’s seven-member committee selected the Rock River Arms RBG customizable bolt-action chassis rifle available in .308/7.62 and 6.5 Creedmoor.
“The NRA Publications Golden Bullseye Award is the highwater mark for the shooting industry,” said Rock River Arms owner Chuck Larson. “That the Shooting Illustrated’s selection committee picked the Rock River Arms RBG to receive its 2022 Golden Bullseye ‘Rifle of the Year’ award is both thrilling and humbling. We invested a lot of R&D and manufacturing effort to bring the RBG platform to market with an eye towards meeting the needs of the discerning long-range competitive shooter and hunter, and recognition from the nation’s vanguard shooting publication certainly validates the result.”
The RBG is a customizable rifle featuring RRA’s proprietary short action and an air-gauged, cryo-treated Wilson stainless steel barrel available in 20-, 22-, or 24- inch length. The barreled action sits in a KRG aluminum chassis featuring an AICS-compatible detachable box magazine. Other features include a precision Triggertech trigger, oversized bolt handle, 20 MOA picatinny rail base, and factory-guaranteed sub-MOA accuracy. In addition to the optional barrel lengths, the RBG chassis is offered in black, tan, or green finish.
For more information on the award-winning RBG chassis rifle from Rock River Arms, please visit RockRiverArms.com
Mossberg Releases 940 Pro Turkey Autoloading Shotguns
In 2020, Mossberg launched the 940 Pro family of 12-gauge autoloading shotguns with the award-winning 940 JM Pro competition-ready shotgun. Now joining this line of high-performance autoloaders are two 940 Pro Turkey shotguns. These optics-ready packages feature a choice of 24 or 18.5-inch barrel lengths; HIVIZ CompSight fiber optic sight for quick target acquisition; Mossberg X-Factor™ ported choke tube for improved pattern density; full camo coverage in Mossy Oak Greenleaf™ for the ultimate in concealment; and a host of premium features and finishes.
At the core of the 940 Pro platform is a durable gas system that can run up to 1,500 rounds before cleaning and is compatible with factory-manufactured 2.75 or 3-inch shells. Performance-driven features include oversized, beveled loading port with redesigned elevator and shell catch to allow for efficient and pinch-free loading into the magazine tube; new barrel-making process to maintain point-of-aim and impact; slim-profile forend and userconfigurable stock for length-of-pull (13 – 14.25 inches), drop, and cast; and oversized charging handle and bolt release button for ease of operation.
The internal components of the 940 Pro (gas piston, magazine tube, hammer and sear) are nickel boroncoated and the return spring plunger is hard-anodized aluminum. Combined with a self-draining stock, these 940 autoloaders are designed to reliably perform in the harshest of conditions.
940 Pro Turkey 24-inch (85156) – The vent rib AccuChoke™-compatible barrel on this 12-gauge turkeyslayer is equipped with a HIVIZ CompSight front fiber optic sight and X-Factor™ XX-Full ported choke tube (additional choke tubes sold separately). The receiver features cuts that accept low-profile, direct mounting of micro dot sights (Shield RMSC pattern). Completing this 940 Pro package is full coverage with Mossy Oak Greenleaf camo; aggressive Mossberg signature texturing on the forend and stock; sling swivel studs; 5-round capacity; drilled and tapped receiver; and convenient, ambidextrous safety.
940 Pro Turkey 18.5-inch (85158) – The vent-rib barrel on this compact 12-gauge is topped with a HIVIZ CompSight front fiber optic sight and comes equipped with a ported X-Factor XX-Full choke tube (fully compatible with other AccuChoke tubes; sold separately). The receiver features cuts that accept low-profile, direct mounting of micro dot sights (Shield RMSc pattern) and for maximum concealment, this 940 is fully camouflaged with Mossy Oak’s Greenleaf pattern. Rounding out this
940 Pro Turkey is aggressive Mossberg signature texturing on the stock and forend; sling swivel studs; drilled and tapped receiver; and top-mounted safety for ease of use by right or left-handed shooters.
Built for the hardcore turkey hunter, these 940 Pro shotguns delivery with premium features and functionality. For more information on these new models and the complete line of Mossberg 940 Pro autoloading shotguns, please visit www.mossberg.com
Warm Up Anywhere with ThermaSeat Heat-A-Seats
Free of chemicals, batteries, or gimmicks, time-tested Heat-A-Seats from ThermaSeat provide low-maintenance warmth for all your outdoor adventures.
For hunting and fishing trips that demand an added layer of protection between your bottom and the ground, stand, or boat, the Heat-A-Seat features premium Insulsoft closed-cell foam that’s warm, soft, and durable. The cushion retains and reflects body heat while staying silent, even in sub-freezing conditions.
The Heat-A-Seat is available in a variety of camo and solid color combinations.
HHA Sports brings more than three decades of innovation in adjustable bow sights to the new 2022 Tetra Series lineup. These sights are designed to be versatile, lightweight and dependable for increased accuracy, simplified movements in the field and faster, on-target performance.
The 2022 Tetra Series’ Infinite Adjust Plate allows you to make elevation and second-axis adjustments independent of each other. This helps simplify the setup and sight-in process, getting you on the target quickly and accurately. The Tetra features 2.1 inches of vertical travel and, like the Tetra sights before, is available as a fixedframe or dovetail-bar model. You can choose between a single or a four-pin option, each featuring a vibrant green sight ring with an integrated bubble level. The sights come in either .010 or .019 fiber sizes and a variety of housing diameters. All 2022 Tetra and Tetra Max dovetail models are compatible with the new Mathews Bridge Lock Technology, and Hoyt-specific sights for the In-Line Picatinny Sight Mount System are offered as well.
All Tetra models are made from 6061-T6 aluminum and come with laser-engraved witness marks for finetuning, ergonomic adjustment knobs, second- and thirdaxis adjustment and a two-stage micro windage system. Patented R.D.S. Sight Tape Technology offers individual yardage marks from 20-100 yards for an accurate and dependable tape system.
The quiver-friendly, wheel-forward design helps make the Tetra a good sight for archery. HHA Sports offers a full line of accessories, including lights, magnified lenses, sun shades and scope covers to complete your setup for any season, from hunting to 3D to target archery. Like all HHA products, the Tetra sights carry a 100 percent Lifetime Warranty and are made in the U.S.A.
All of these models are available in either the fixed frame or the dovetail.
BCY’s Mercury 2 is a larger version of the Mercury material, with low creep and what BCY says is the highest-strength Dyneema. A viable alternate for Force10, this string is recommended for crossbows and some compounds.
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