January 7th, 2021

New-for-2021 Products Featured in Shooting Industry Magazine

Shooting Industry Magazine January 2021 new products

There will be no SHOT Show this year. So, to learn about new gun industry products, we must rely on the print media, internet, and a few gun-centric cable TV shows. Thankfully, Shooting Industry (SI) magazine remains alive and well. And SI just released its second of three new-for-2021 product features. Part Two of the 2021 New Product Showcase is found in Shooting Industry’s just-released January 2021 issue. This features new-for-2021 products from nearly 60 companies. CLICK HERE to see all new featured products (best for mobile) or CLICK HERE for magazine-style layout.

You can also see dozen of other new products showcased in Shooting Industry’s December Issue. Part One of the three-part 2021 New Product Showcase is found in Shooting Industry’s December issue.

Here are six standouts from the 2021 New Product Showcase:

1. McMillan Fiberglass Stocks — Z-10 Bag Rider Stock

Mcmillan fiberglass stock A-10 Z-10 bag rider bench stock

The Z-10 Bag Rider from McMillan is based on the company’s A-10 tactical stock, and replaces the A-10’s butt hook with a swept butt profile to more easily accommodate rear bags for bench or prone shooting. The Z-10 Bag Rider features a universal inlet design to fit most Remington and Remington-clone barreled actions. The universal inletting makes the Z-10 Bag Rider drop-in-ready direct from the factory. The stock also accepts a wide range of barrel contours. Key features include an adjustable cheek riser height, adjustable length-of-pull, forward-positioned vertical grip, integrated left- and right-hand thumb shelves and multiple color and finish options.

2. SIG Sauer Image-Stabilized ZULU6 Binoculars

new 2021 products Sig Sauer Zulu6 zulu image-stabilized binoculars

For 2021 SIG Sauer Electro-Optics introduces two impressive ZULU6 image-stabilized binoculars, in 10x30mm and 16x42mm (shown above). The ZULU6 binoculars feature Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) using an electronically stabilized 2-axis gimbal system. This can cancel out vibration caused by buffeting wind, water motion, heartbeat, heavy breathing, and shaking. ZULU6 binoculars feature multiple protective lens coatings plus an IPX4 waterproof rating for use in wet weather environments. The ZULU6 series also boasts MOTAC (motion activated illumination). CLICK HERE for product specifications.

3. Korth .357 Mag Revolver from Nighthawk Customs

nighthawk custom korth blued revolver .357 Magnum

Korth revolvers are produced in Germany and distributed in the USA through Nighthawk Custom. For 2021 Nighthawk is offering the spectacular Korth Heritage Edition in .357 Magnum. This six-shot double-action wheelgun features an heirloom-quality color case-hardened and charcoal-blued finish by Turnbull. The 5.25″ precision cold-forged barrel is chambered in Korth’s traditional .357 Magnum. The trigger has been highly polished with a roller trigger system for single- and double-action shooting. A fully adjustable rear sight pairs with an 18k gold bead front sight. The grips have been carved from figured Turkish walnut.

4. New Berger .223 Rem Ammo with Lapua Brass, Berger Bullets

Shooting Industry Magazine January 2021 new products Berger Lapua ammo ammunition .223 Rem Remington

New for 2021, Berger’s .223 Remington ammunition has all-premium components: Lapua cartridge brass, clean-burning propellants, and Berger’s match-grade projectiles. Berger also now offers loaded ammo options for competition and hunting. Along with .223 Rem, Berger loaded ammunition options include: 6mm Creedmoor, 6.5 Creedmoor, .260 Rem, .300 Win Magnum, .300 Norma Magnum, and .338 Lapua Magnum.

5. Rock River Arms 6-Position AR Marksman Stock Kit

Shooting Industry Magazine January 2021 new products Rock River Arms AR stock

Here’s a new option for AR shooters looking for rear stock that works well with a rear sandbag and has a movable cheek riser. This would be a good option for a varmint rifle shoot from a portable bench. Rock River’s new Marksman 6-Position Stock Kit features a Mil-Spec receiver extension, adjustable cheek piece, and adjustable buttpad/plate. There are handy rotary adjusters for cheekpiece height and moving the butt plate fore/aft to adjust LOP. Choose either black (AR0250K) or tan (AR0250KT).

6. Bushnell Tactical LMSS2 8-40x60mm Spotting Scope

Brownells NOT-Show 2021 new products

Bushnell’s new 8-40x60mm Elite Tactical LMSS2 spotting scope combines elite HD glass with a riflescope-type reticle for ranging and wind calls. This sturdy Lightweight Modular Spotting Scope (LMSS) features upgraded exterior lens coatings, updated reticle options, and a power-change throw lever. Choose either Horus H322 or the TREMOR4 reticle. Key scope features are: detachable Picatinny rail, twist-up eyecup, fast-focus diopter, integral 1/4-20 tripod connection, and bottom accessory rail. The 8-40x60mm LMSS2 Elite Tactical measures 12.7” and weighs 37 ounces (without rail). MSRP is $1749.99, for either Flat Dark Earth or Black models.

See More New Products — Brownells NOT-SHOW eVENT

Brownells NOT-Show 2021 new products

The 2021 SHOT Show in Las Vegas has been cancelled. However Brownells will host a 5-day virtual event called the “NOT-SHOW”. Slated for January 18-22, 2021, the NOT-SHOW will feature new product introductions and special discounts on a wide variety of merchandise (not just the new releases). In addition the upcoming Brownells NOT-SHOW will have Daily Product Giveaways from January 18-22, 2021.

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January 7th, 2021

Videos Show How to Maintain and Optimize M1A Rifles

M14 rifle Springfield M1A camp perry Shooting Sports USA

Do you own an M1A rifle? If so, you’ll want to view a new video from Springfield Armory (SA). As part of SA’s new Workbench Video Series, this 9-minute video is a detailed guide to the M1A rifle. The video can benefit any M1A owner or shooter: “These in-depth videos were developed to help new gun owners safely care for and maintain their firearms, as well as provide a useful resource for seasoned gun owners”, notes Steve Kramer of Springfield Armory. In the video, firearms expert Steve Horsman provides a step-by-step guide for the popular M1A semi-auto rifle.

Springfield Armory M1A Workbench Video:

“Descended from the M1 Garand, the M14 utilized multiple improvements that made it a far superior firearm for combat and a much better rifle for competition.” — Dick Jones, Shooting Sports USA.

Ray Gross M1A service rifle

An evolution of the M1 Garand, the M14 was designed to shoot the 7.62×51 (.308 Win) round instead of the larger .30-06 Springfield cartridge used in WWI, WWII and Korea. While the vast majority of today’s M1As are chambered for .308 Win/7.62×51, Springfield Armory also produces a 6.5 Creedmoor version

M14 rifle Springfield M1A camp perry Shooting Sports USA

For many years, the semi-auto version of the M14 was “top dog” in iron sights Service Rifle competition. Now that discipline is dominated by .223 Rem (5.56×45) AR-type rifles, but the bigger .308-caliber rifle, now sold as the M1A, remains popular. Each summer, the CMP hosts a major M1A Match at Camp Perry, sponsored by Springfield Armory. This is a popular event with 100+ competitors and significant cash prizes.

See how the modern M1A is built in this Springfield Armory Video:

As racing improves automobiles, competition improves firearms, and the current crop of Springfield M1As, from the Basic to the top-of-the-line Super Match and Loaded models, reflects the years of development. The M14 and its variants are … still considered by many to be the best battle rifle in the history of the U.S. Military. — Dick Jones, Shooting Sports USA

Military Version Operation Revealed — M14 Training Film

The original military version of the M1A was the select-fire M14. The 27-minute official U.S. Army video below demonstrates the operation of the M14. Field-stripping is shown from the 5:13 time-mark through 8:30. Cut-away drawings show the M14’s gas operation at 8:40.

Watch M14 Functioning Cycle Starting at 9:25 Mark:

The M14’s complete 8-step functioning cycle is demonstrated from the 9:25 time-mark through 22:41. These eight operations are: 1) Feeding; 2) Chambering; 3) Locking; 4) Firing; 5) Unlocking; 6) Extracting; 7) Ejecting; and 8) Cocking. This movie is fairly long, but every M1A owner should definitely watch this video start to finish.

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