Recently, FN announced that NATO accepted and standardized FN’s 5.7x28mm cartridge for its standard small arms portfolio. This puts FN in rare company of having a cartridge standardized to be used by NATO forces and allies. The new 5.7x28mm cartridge joins 9x19mm, 5.56x45mm, 7.62x51mm, and .50 BMG as standardized ammunition used by NATO.
Recently, Vortex Optics announced the opening of their amazing new indoor/outdoor shooting complex. Vortex’s new shooting complex is called Vortex Edge. This new range has everything to accommodate new shooters, experience shooters, military and law enforcement professionals.
News| Industry News Last year, like many other industry events and shooting events Big Sandy was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, the popular and highly anticipated shoot in […]
A new bill was introduced to the South Carolina House on January 12th, this bill would grant citizens of South Carolina to open carry handguns in a public setting. It is illegal to open carry in public in the state. One of the last few states that outright prohibits the open carrying of a handgun. The South Carolina bill is known as Bill 3094 “Open Carry With Training”. It would allow residents of South Carolina who posses a CCW permit to open carry in public places.
News|Industry News Recently, Gunbroker.com released a detail report of their Top 10 best selling handguns for 2020. Gunbroker.com is a online auction site for firearms. Ranging from pistol, shotguns, rifles, […]
Yesterday, on social media information was circulating that TommyBuilt Tactical had received a letter from the ATF. In that potential letter the ATF classified TommyBuilt Tactical T36 receiver as a machinegun receiver.
Back in January The Loadout Blog reported on the CZ being in negotiations to acquire Colt. On Thursday those negotiations progressed forward with CZ Group officially aqcuiring Colt Holding Company, LLC.
Recently, Staccato 2011 has given the company’s business outlook and forecast for 2021. The announcement discusses their products, distribution, and the people that will make 2021 a success for Staccato.
Recently, Aero Precision announced their plans to move into their new facility in Lakewood, WA. The move to the new facilities is to accommodate the growth in business the company has received in recent years. Aero Precision was founded in 1994 in Gig Harbor, Washington as an aerospace industry parts manufacturer. Over time the aerospace company shifted its focus to firearms manufacturing. Now, it is one of the most well known manufacturers in the firearm community.
Over the weekend on social media SIG Sauer announced their final delivery of prototype weapon systems to the U.S. Army for evaluation. The delivery includes the final prototypes of the SIG’s rifle and machine gun. The weapon systems have been refined after feedback from the “solider touch point” phase of field evaluation. Which they sent the weapon prototypes and their proprietary 6.8x51mm ammunition. SIG Sauer was the only company to completely build and design the weapon systems, suppressors, and ammunition in house with no external partners.
News|Industry News A little over a month ago we reported about companies submitting new cartridges to be approved by Sporting Arms And Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute or SAMMI for short. Those […]
News|Industry News Back in 2008, when I was getting into firearms and this website was a twinkle in my eye, Magpul showed the world a prototype called the FMG-9. For […]
Recently, Federal Premium has added two calibers to it’s Punch Line of personal defense ammunition. The two calibers being added to the catalog are polar opposite to each other. Federal Premium introduces Punch Line defensive ammo for .22LR and 10mm.
Česká zbrojovka better known as CZ, is in negotiations to acquire Colt Manufacturing. Colt, is one of the oldest and longest running U.S. firearm manufacturers in US history. Now, the company is on the verge of being acquired by one of Europe’s leading firearm brands in CZ.
Snapshot|Commentary 2020 Rewind Last year, was one of the best years for the firearms industry in recent memory. In 2020, we experienced the ramifications of the Covid pandemic, lockdowns, civil […]
Recently, four New York Assembly members introduced Bill A352 to the New York Senate floor. This bill seeks to amend and add to New York penal law 270.21. This amendment of penal law 270.21 by Bill A352 would make buying and purchasing of body armor illegal to own in New York State.