If you’re planning to attend SHOT Show, or if you just want a preview of the firearm industry’s largest trade show, you’ll want to read the January 2010 edition of Shooting Industry Magazine. For a limited time, an electronic “e-zine” version of the January issue is available for FREE online. This digital edition contains an extensive SHOT Show Special Report, along with a complete SHOT Exhibitors Guide (pp. 72-87) listing ALL participating companies with their booth numbers.
Big 2010 New Product Guide
The entire 116-page issue is now available on the web, in a searchable, flip-page format like a print magazine. This lets you see the large-format, full-page 2010 product introductions from companies such as Hornady (p. 11), SigSauer (p. 23), and Savage (p. 29). Along with these vendor-produced ads, you’ll find an 18-page 2010 New Product Guide featuring new firearams, reloading products, and shooting accessories.
New Hornady Electronic Powder Dispenser and New RCBS Bipod
We found a couple surprises in Shooting Industry’s January New Products report. First, Hornady is bringing out a NEW Digital Powder Scale/Dispenser to compete with the RCBS Chargemaster. Hornady calls its new red dispenser the Lock-N-Load Auto Charge. Hornady claims its new Auto Charge “measures weights to 0.1 grains and has a scale capacity of 1,000 grains.” The unit features automatic and manual dispense options, trickle function, three (3) speed settings, and “over-charge” protection. Hmmm, this is the first powder dispenser to included selectable dispensing speeds — that’s potentially a very useful feature. The brand new Auto Charge is featured as item 050068 on Hornady’s website with a $317.91 MSRP. MidwayUSA says it should have the AutoCharge in next week (1/15/2010), with a retail price of $239.99. If that price holds, the red Auto Charge will cost about $40-$60 less than the green RCBS ChargeMaster.
RCBS also revealed an interesting new product — a new rail-mounted bipod. The new RCBS “Precision Target Bi-pod” features quick-adjust telescoping legs (7-10″), 25 degress of cant adjustment, large wedge-shaped plastic feet, and “tool-free mounting” to Picatinny rails. According to RCBS, the new bipod is constructed of 6061 T6 Aluminum with Type III Hard Coat Anodizing. RCBS says this new bipod is “suitable for AR-style weapons and can be adapted. to non-Picatinny-style weapons as well. For more info on this new bipod, check our this RCBS 2010 Catalog Update (PDF file). MSRP for the new bipod is a hefty $219.95. Message to RCBS: A Harris Swivel works darn well at half the price!