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January 20th, 2022

SHOT Show 2022 Day 3 — Video Showcase

SHOT Show 2022

SHOT Show is one of the biggest trade shows of the year among ALL industries. This year there are thousands of exhibitors spread out over two exhibit halls the combined size of 14 football fields! Thankfully a number of YouTubers have been working hard, finding interesting new products in the miles of aisles. Today we feature some notable videos from SHOT Show 2022. The first video in our showcase comes from Backfire, a popular gun-centric YouTube Channel with 358K subscribers. This video spotlights numerous new rifles, pistols, shotguns, and optics. Then we feature other videos covering new pistols, ELR shooting, suppressors, and knives.

Notable New Products Revealed Including New-for-2022 Firearms

SHOT Show 2022
Browning’s new X-Bolt Target Max rifles were impressive. The actions are thicker and stiffer and a new DLX (double lever) trigger is fitted which adjusts down to two pounds. See discussion at 1:34 in video.

Backfire, a popular YouTube Channel with 357K subscribers) has done a very comprehensive, 16-minute run-down of many interesting products at SHOT Show including chassis systems, new cartridges, optics, and 17 new-for-2022 rifles. The host also declared “the coolest thing I’ve seen wasn’t a rifle at all — it’s a new cartridge [8.6 Blackout]”. This video covers a LOT of ground, so we’ve provided a time-marked index with the notable highlights. You can use the video slide bar to navigate back and forth:

1. Canik Arms (0:40): TP9 SFX Rival competition pistol.
2. Browning Rifles (1:34): New X-Bolt Target beefed up action with 2-lb trigger; Speedline rifles with new camo finish and suppressor-ready muzzle threads.
3. Kriss (3:36): New DMK 22P AR-type Pistol.
4. Palmetto State Armory (3:46): New 5.7mm pistols with 23rd capacity.
5. Nemo (4:24): Deluxe over-under imported shotguns
6. Backfire Channel (4:58): 8.6 Blackout cartridge discussion — new .338 Caliber with 1:3″ twist. Optimized for short-barreled rifles (Faxon Barrels, Gorilla Ammunition).
7. Taurus (7:38): TX-22 SCR (“Steel Competition Ready”) compensated rimfire pistol and new G3X 9mm.
8. Zeiss Sports Optics (9:48): New LRP S5 First Focal Plane Scopes, 3-18x50mm and 5-26x56mm.
9. Bergara (10:36): Divide Rifle with carbon stock/carbon-wrapped barrel, Also MGLite carbon rifles.
10. Rokman (13:02): Lightweight Packs with carbon fiber “CORE-Flex” construction.
11. Gorilla Ammunition (13:30): New 8.6 Blackout Ammunition for AR10s and bolt-guns.
12. Daniel Defense (13:50): New PRO Chassis for Rem 700 Clone actions.
13. Christensen Arms (14:48): Modern Hunting Rifle with modular stock.
14. KRG stocks (15:34): New KRG C4 metal alloy chassis for PRS/NRL comps.

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New 8.6 Blackout Cartridge with 1:3″-Twist Barrels
SHOT Show 2022The new 8.6 Blackout “is a 6.5 Creedmoor shortened case, blown out for a .338 bullet. For supersonic… between 150 and 160 grains. Out of a 12″ barrel, we’ll be able to get somewhere close to 2400 FPS with that. We’ll have subsonic up to about 360 grains. A Barnes 210-grain bullet [is] about 2,000 feet per second out of a 12″ barrel.”– Q’s Kevin Brittingham It is claimed that there is more energy on target than with a .308 Win, even with a very short barrel

The cartridge inventors are running a very radical 1:3″ twist rate. Yep you read that right — one in three. According to Kevin B: “Fast twist … gives you several things. The first being better accuracy because when the bullet is long and slow, you need to spin it faster. For expanding subsonic bullets, it has more reliable expansion at lower velocities, which is great for hunting with subsonic [ammunition]. This is going to be the first subsonic, sub-MOA cartridge, and that’s due to the fast twist.”

Hi-Power Returns — FN Brings Back the Browning Hi-Power

TFB TV visited the FN Herstal booth to see the reintroduction of the legendary Hi-Power, first manufactured by FN in Europe. While the Hi-Power is a traditional, revered gun, FN has made a few tweaks to the new-for-2022 model to bring it up to date. This release is interesting given that just last month Springfield Armory released its own updated Hi-Power clone, the SA-35, which won the NRA’s American Rifleman Handgun of the Year award. STORY HERE.

springfield SA-35

So which is better — the modernized American-made SA-35, or FN’s version of the classic Hi-Power? Time will tell as the market decides. We like some of the features of the SA-35 but prefer the fit and finish of the FN.

Video of ELR Shooting at Raton in New Mexico

cutting edge bullets elr raton NMThe SHOT Show TV video below has a great sequence from Cutting Edge Bullets with big-bore rifles shooting at extreme long range in Raton, NM and elsewhere. This is a nice intro to ELR shooting. Look carefully and you can see advanced optics, Doppler Radar, and other high-tech gear.

SHOT Show 2022 ELR Raton Cutting Edge Bullets
SHOT Show 2022 ELR Raton Cutting Edge Bullets

NOTE: The ELR sequence in the video below starts at 23:48 mark, but if you click the center arrow start button the video should start at 23:48:

How to Order a Suppressor the Easy Way — E-Filing

SHOT Show 2022

Are you considering getting a suppressor this year? There are important Federal regulations regarding suppressors, because they are considered a Class III device. You may also want to consider having the suppressor owned by a trust. The process of getting a suppressor is covered in this helpful video. It explains Federal rules and how to e-File your application through the Silencer Shop.

New Knives at SHOT Show — Reviews by Knife Center

Despite the name, SHOT Show isn’t all about guns and shooting. There are also many knife vendors displaying their wares at the big trade show. Here are two videos from the Knife Center, showing new knives from Spyderco, and Artisan/CRJB.

Parting SHOT — One More Day to Go

SHOT Show 2022

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January 20th, 2022

SHOT Daily Day 3 — Feature Stories

SHOT Show 2022 SHOT Daily magazine digital product review

Here is the digital version of the SHOT Daily print magazine provided on site at SHOT Show by the NSSF. You can navigate page by page with the left/right white arrows in the gray box below. To quickly scan through the entire 64-page digital magazine, use the slide bar. When you find content you want to read, use the zoom control or click the FULL SCREEN brackets icon at lower right.

SHOT Daily Day 3 — 1/20/2022

CLICK Full Screen (brackets) icon to read.

There are two big feature articles you’ll want to read in this SHOT Daily Day 3 edition. On page 36 you’ll find a 6.5 Creedmoor Cartridge feature that covers the growth in popularity of this versatile mid-sized round. The 6.5 Creedmoor is now among the top three chamberings for new bolt-action rifles. On page 24 you’ll find a comprehensive guide to New Knives for 2022 from many manufacturers. There are some notable new ammo types being introduced this year including Hornady CX lead-free hunting ammunition. CCI is also offering new lead-free pistol ammo.

IMPORTANT: To read either story, click the full screen (brackets) icon in the gray box above and then zoom to the start page (page 36 for Optics, page 24 for Ammo).

SHOT Show 2022 SHOT Daily magazine digital product review

SHOT Show 2022 SHOT Daily magazine digital product review

NOTE: We will post the next SHOT Daily journals when available. You can find SHOT Daily Day 1 and SHOT Daily Day 2 digital magazines here on the AccurateShooter Daily Bulletin. Or you can visit or the SHOT Daily ISSUU Archive.

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January 20th, 2022

Gun Digest Double Deal — 2022 Annual + Magazine Subscription

Gun Digest 2022 76th Annual 592-page Gun book

The Gun Digest 2022 Annual, 76th Edition, is available now for $27.60 on Amazon. This 592-page resource covers rifles, shotguns, handguns, muzzleloaders, airguns, optics and more. We like the print edition, but there is also an eBook PDF version ($16.49 on Amazon) you can read on your tablet or computer. Both provide hundreds of photos with new product roundups, in-depth product tests, and scores of articles and stories.

NOTE: Gun Digest is offering a great two-for-one deal right now. If you order the Gun Digest 2022 Annual you can also get a full year’s subscription to Gun Digest Magazine. Get Book AND Magazine Subscription for $49.99. That gives you the 2022 Annual PLUS the 12-issue magazine for just $22.39 more than the book by itself (with $27.60 Amazon price).

Gun Digest 2022 76th Annual 592-page Gun book

Gun Digest 2022 has the respected Phil Massaro as editor-in-chief. Massaro, the seventh editor in the book’s history, has assembled a wide roster of leading industry authors for the new book, including Craig Boddington, Joe Coogan, Patrick Sweeney, Jim Supica, Wayne van Zwoll, Bob Campbell, Todd Woodward, Max Prasac, Joe Arterburn and many more.

Gun Digest 2022 covers hunting, personal defense, target shooting, gunsmithing, and collecting. Historical articles look at the role played by firearms in our country. There are Updated Ballistics Tables, and the catalog section shows off the industry’s newest offerings in rifles, handguns, shotguns, muzzleloaders and air rifles. Reports from the Field cover the newest firearms and accessories. A Testfire section brings readers up to date on product performance. FYI, you can also pre-order the upcoming 77th Edition Annual (2023), slated for release in August, 2022.

Gun Digest 2022

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Other Good Books from Gun Digest Media
Gun Digest Media produces numerous other quality books for rifle, pistol, and shotgun owners. Here are four volumes we recommend. These are offered in both paperback and eBook versions:

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