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December 9th, 2022

New-for-2023 Products Featured in Shooting Industry Magazine

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New 2023 gun shooting industry products magazineThe December 2022 issue of Shooting Industry (SI) presents an early look at new-for-2023 products. This issue offers the first installment in SI’s 2023 New Product Showcase with items from 60 brands, including CZ-USA, Federal, Hornady, LEE, Ruger, Savage, SIG Sauer and more. The upcoming January 2023 and February 2023 SI issues will have additional New Product Showcase features.

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Along with the New Product Showcase, the December 2022 Issue of Shooting Industry has many other articles of interest. There’s a good preview of SHOT Show 2023, along with an analysis of the reloading product shortage — why brass, powder, and primers are in still in short supply. For FFLs there is a helpful article explaining how to prepare for ATF inspections. CLICK HERE for FREE December 2022 Digital Edition.

PICK SIX — Six Notable New Products

Here are six notable new items from SI’s December Issue New Product Showcase. CLICK HERE to see more products from the December 2022 Showcase.

MDT XRS CZ 455 Chassis

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The MDT XRS CZ 455 chassis is a PRS-style chassis for the popular CZ 455 rimfire rig. Each XRS chassis is constructed from a full-length CNC machined core of 6061 aircraft grade aluminum with high-strength textured polymer surface panels. The chassis employs a precision aluminum V-block bedding system that fits the CZ action well. This chassis can be enhanced with other MDR accessories, including MDT XRS weight-compatible fore-end, enclosed fore-end, and MDT XRS TIMBR kit. The XRS chassis features a detachable grip system, with both an angled grip and a vertical grip included.

Savage Impulse Mountain Hunter Straight-Pull Light Rifle

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Savage’s Impulse Mountain Hunter is a light-weight, straight-pull hunting rifle with an aluminum action. Reduced weight is a boon for big-game treks. The key feature on the Impulse Mountain Hunter is the PROOF Research carbon fiber-wrapped stainless steel barrel with muzzle brake. Other features include: user-adjustable AccuTrigger; removable, multi-positional bolt handle; one-piece 20 MOA rail; adjustable LOP; and two-position tang safety. Impulse Mountain Hunters with 22″ barrels are offered in .308 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor, .270 Win, and .30-06 SPRG. Longer 24″-barrel versions are sold in 300 WSM, 6.5 PRC, 28 Nosler, 7mm Rem Mag, and .300 Win Mag chamberings.

EAA MC P35 OPS Optic-Equipped Pistol

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EAA Corp. has a new 9mm handgun with a host of upgrades. The new EAA MC P35 OPS pistol features an EAA FAR-DOT red dot rear sight (factory installed), fiber-optic front sight, G10 grips, extended beavertail, straight trigger, beveled mag well, plus a integrated accessory rail. The red dot is directly mounted to the pistol and does not require an adaptor plate. The pistol is compatible with various Holosun optics.

Mantis BlackbeardX Training System

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The Mantis BlackbeardX system combines the MantisX and Mantis Blackbeard training products. BlackbeardX goes beyond a shot timer — it includes motion-based analysis of the user’s efficiency in a high-speed, multi-target engagement. It analyzes the user’s economy of motion across multiple dimensions, giving real-time feedback on where and how they can improve. BlackbeardX connects to the existing MantisX App via Bluetooth. This Blackbeard X system offers a new capability called “dynamic shooting analysis”.

NEW Kiger-9C from Anderson Manufacturing

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The Kiger-9c is the first-ever handgun produced by Anderson Manufacturing. This 15+1 striker-fired pistol features a modern-designed polymer frame, with over-molded front and rear slide rails. The slide and barrel are DLC-treated for corrosion resistance. Other features include Picatinny rail and texturing on both frame sides. The new Kiger-9c is compatible with most GLOCK 19 Gen3 aftermarket components.

Hornady 7mm PRC Factory Ammunition

The 7mm PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge) is becoming popular with hunters and long-range shooters. Hornady says the 7mm PRC “provides accuracy, consistency and long-range performance by delivering long, heavy-for-caliber bullets in a standard long action”. Hornady loads 7mm PRC amo with temp-stable, Magnum-speed propellants for consistent velocity and longer barrel life. Hornady 7mm PRC ammunition is offered in these types: Outfitter, 160gr CX bullet; Match, 180gr ELD Match bullet; and Precision Hunter, 175gr ELD-X bullet. A variety of reloading accessories and components are also available for the 7mm PRC.

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December 9th, 2022

Lapua’s Chris Simmons Wins 2022 PRS Rimfire Championship

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Congratulations to Lapua’s Chris Simmons, who won the 2022 Precision Rifle Series (PRS) Rimfire season with a total score of 689.803.

Simmons was crowned the 2022 Champion this past weekend at the PRS Rimfire Finale hosted by the TX Precision Matches in Navasota, Texas. Competing with Lapua Center-X .22 LR ammunition, Simmons had three podium finishes in the series this year. He took first place at the July-Alabama Precision Rimfire Challenge, first at the Caroline Shooters Group PRS rimfire Series, and second place at the Atlantic Coast Regional Rimfire Finale. In addition to his recent PRS overall rimfire championship, Simmons won the NRLX22 Rimfire National Championship title for the second consecutive year. Having won BOTH both the PRS Rimfire title AND the NRLX22 crown in the same year, Chris is arguably the world’s most successful rimfire tactical competitor.

“The PRS Rimfire Series is a year-long marathon of single matches that comes down to two days of shooting against the best shooters in the country,” commented Simmons. “Consistency wins championships and using Lapua products helps me achieve success with consistency.”

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Simmons’ Lapua Center-X .22 LR ammunition is matched to his firearms at Lapua’s Rimfire Performance Center. Specific lots of ammunition are tested at 50 and 100 meters simultaneously, identifying the best performing ammunition in a particular rifle. This service is available to any shooter who wishes to gain a competitive advantage. You can schedule testing at Lapua’s Rimfire Performance Centers. There are two testing facilities — one in Mesa, Arizona, and the other in Marengo, Ohio.

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