FRI | JANUARY 17, 2020

No Wires on MLK Day
In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday, we will not be publishing any wires. Beginning on Tuesday, January 21, we will commence distribution of our SHOT Show 2020 Special Combined Editions of the Outdoor, Shooting, and Tactical Wires, along with our other services. We will conclude our SHOT Show special editions on Monday, January 27 and resume our normal distributions on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.
Hatsan announced the FlashPup Synthetic pre-charged pneumatic, a lightweight, affordable PCP rifle. It features an all-weather synthetic stock and an enhanced side cocking lever.
HatsanUSA builds on its robust portable PCP compressor line with the addition of the new Volt Dual-Power Portable Compressor. Its dual-power design allows it to run on either a 12V power source or plugged directly into a wall outlet.

Federal’s latest Syntech offerings include new Practice & Defend Packs and Federal Premium Solid Core featuring Syntech technology.
Federal Ammunition recently set out to design a new self-defense load that would provide excellent overall performance from popular carry guns. The result of this effort is an exciting new line of defensive loads - Federal’s new Punch ammo.
Meopta’s DichroTech reticle technology, which delivers battery-free illumination, has won a 2020 Gray’s Best award. DichroTech reticles are currently available in the MeoStar and Optika6 riflescope lines.


Team Hornady shooters Sean Murphy and Greg Hamilton survived the grueling Mammoth Sniper Challenge on Jan. 9-12 at Fort Gordon, Ga., to emerge victorious.
Buck Knives will be exhibiting new products during Alliance Week at Pro Gun Vegas in Boulder City, Nevada on Jan. 19, 2020.
Firefield returns to the Great American Outdoor Show 2020 at booth 647 to display its practical and tactical firearm accessories made for gun owners who are passionate about hunting and shooting.

Kent Cartridge is excited to announce it will be exhibiting at a new location, booth #11048, at SHOT show, January 21 – 24, held at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, NV.
After 12 years exhibiting in the lower-level of the SHOT Show venue, Viridian is eager to showcase leading weapon-mounted accessories in the main exhibit hall (Level 2), at booth 16424, this year.
Rival Arms™, manufacturer of precision handgun components for do-it-yourself firearm enthusiasts, will be displaying at the 2020 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, NV, January 21-24.

TRUGLO, Inc. announces the introduction of several new products at this year's SHOT show in Las Vegas, January 21-24. Tactical and hunting-related products will be presented to dealers at this year's show.
Fiocchi has much to be excited about this year, and the company looks forward to sharing it with dealers, distributors, and media attending the 2020 SHOT show, at booth #11955, in Las Vegas January 21-24.
Heckler & Koch announced several updates to its VP9 pistol. These include updated 17-round magazines, new sights and optics-ready cut for mini reflex sight.

Springfield Armory introduced the Ronin Operator, a full-size 5" 1911 pistol with a stainless steel forged frame and a forged slide of carbon steel. It’s priced at an MSRP of just $849.

Escort's PS line of semi-automatic shotguns are now available in three popular camouflage patterns:  RealTree APG, RealTree Max5, and Mossy Oak BottomLand.

SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to introduce the P320 RXP Series pistols. The P320 Full-Size, Compact, XFULL, and XCOMPACT RXP pistols combine a factory installed ROMEO1PRO Reflex Optic from SIG SAUER Electro-Optics with the P320 pistol.

Taurus has released the new Taurus Defender 856 revolver.The new 38 +P revolver features a factory-installed front sight post with an integrated tritium vial and has a six-round capacity.
Savage Arms’ Renegauge will cycle everything from magnum hunting loads to low-brass target shells due to Renegauge’s Dual Regulating Inline Valve (D.R.I.V.) gas system.
Walther explains key aspects of the Q4 Steel Frame pistol series. With its 40-ounce weight, ergonomic grip and controls, Quick Defense Trigger, it’s available in iron sight or optic-ready configurations.
Taurus has announced the upcoming retirement of Chief Executive Officer David Blenker. Blenker has enjoyed a long and notable career with Taurus that has encompassed nearly three decades.
Taurus announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Bret Vorhees as Chief Executive Officer of Taurus Holdings, Inc., which encompasses Taurus USA, Rossi and Heritage Manufacturing product lines.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the United States Special Operation Command, working closely with SIG SAUER, has completed a safety certification of the new SIG SAUER MG 338 Machine Guns, SIG SAUER 338 Norma Mag Ammunition, and Next Generation Suppressors.
Celerant Technology announced a partnership with MGE Wholesale. With Celerant’s integration with MGE, firearm dealers can import products and automatically drop ship orders.
Savage Arms is proud to announce a partnership with Kinsey’s Inc. As Kinsey’s begins expanding its product offering to include firearms, the company will now offer Savage and Stevens firearms to its network of more than 4,500 dealers nationwide.
MTC Holsters marks its 15th anniversary by introducing a new holster brand into its product lineup. Maker of the industry-leading Crossbreed holsters, MTC Holsters has recently added N82 Holsters and Magna-Arm Gun Mount to its growing brand portfolio.
O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. announced the appointment of Patricia Donahue as Vice President of Operations, effective immediately. As Vice President of Operations, Donahue will have responsibility over all the company’s manufacturing operations.
The new Vertex® Nano Wireless Earbuds from Radians® won Best New Product in the shooting accessory category at the 2020 Big Rock Sports Outdoor Expo in Nashville, Tennessee.
West Virginia SB 96 that would expand the state's firearms preemption statute to include "deadly weapons," including knives, has passed out of the Senate Government Organization Committee and will now go to the Senate Judiciary Committee for consideration.
Galco introduced the QuickTuk Cloud inside the waistband holster for the Glock 43 with Crimson Trace Laserguard. The QuickTuk Cloud features a single clip attachment for convenience.
In response to customer requests, German Precision Optics (GPO) USA announces the immediate availability of its popular 8x42 and 10x42 ED binoculars in deep green.
Comp-Tac released six new products to display at SHOT Show. These include the Blue Duty Holster Series, the PLM V2 hinged equipment mount, the Secure Quick Release mounting system and more.
Savage Arms has partnered with Mossy Oak to offer three different versions of their new semi-automatic shotgun, Renegauge. Renegauge Waterfowl editions are available in Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades and Turkey editions are available in Mossy Oak NWTF Obsession and Bottomland.
The DeSantis Nylon Kurz Shotgun Case is a different take on the traditional shotgun scabbard. Designed around the popular 14” pump action firearms in 12, 20, .410 gauge, the Kurz allows easy and safe transport of gun and ammunition.
Following the MC1sc™, Mossberg’s first semi-auto pistol in the company’s 100-year history, Mossberg announces the next in its series of feature-rich handguns: the MC2c (compact) 9mm pistol. Five initial offerings will include two frame variants (standard and cross-bolt safety); choice of slide finishes (black DLC-finished or bead-blasted stainless steel); and optional TRUGLO® Tritium Pro™ Night sights. And all MC2c models come with 13-round flush and 15-round extended coated-steel magazines.
The beginning of the new decade sees a number of exciting new products from HIVIZ Shooting Systems especially for personal defense, with S&W revolver shooters, shotguns for personal defense and competition, and shooters seeking maximum versatility from their rifle sights.
PepperBall announced the new Compact launcher for the consumer market. This single-shot launcher is ready to go right out of the package, preloaded with a Live SD PepperBall round and is disposable after use.
Stop by the Samson booth at SHOT Show for a chance to win an A-TM prize package including a Ruger Stainless Mini-14 with Samson A-TM folder, XS Sights, padded gun case and more.
Ed Brown Products, Inc. will be exhibiting at the 2020 SHOT Show, in Las Vegas, Nevada. They will be showcasing all of their new products in booth number #15958.
SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range announced that ExpertVoice is the Coffee Sponsor of the 2020 event. The 15th annual event will be held at the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club in Boulder City.
Fiocchi merges the latest cartridge technology with its Old-World heritage craftsmanship to deliver the new Blue Guardian series defense and training ammo. Fiocchi will be in SHOT Show booth #11955
Fiocchi will unveil several new products at the upcoming Try & Buy event near Las Vegas. The event will be held at Pro Gun Club Las Vegas in Boulder City, NV, January 19 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
The Mag Life, the official online publication of GunMag Warehouse, is proud to announce that Jeremy Stafford will now be a part of their contributor lineup.
The Mag Life, the official online publication of GunMag Warehouse, is proud to announce that Frank Woods will now be a part of their contributor lineup.
Nightforce Optics released the Wedge Prism. This new product is a clip-on accessory that mounts to a forward or continuous MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rail to increase the effective elevation travel.
Trijicon introduced the Ascent series of riflescopes, designed for the tactical or competitive shooter. Scopes in the line are available as a 1-4x24 or 3-12x40.
Trijicon is proud to introduce the new Tenmile and Tenmile HX series of riflescopes, optics built for the serious long-range enthusiast.
Meopta USA Sport Optics is pleased to introduce its newest premium binocular, the MeoPro Air. Elevating the MeoPro line to the next level in performance, the Air will be available in 8x42 and 10x42 models.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is pleased to announce that the application process for the 2020 round of the Hunting Heritage Trust Grant program is now open for application.
Registration for the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s2020 Air Rifle Summer Camp lineup opens on January 21st. The vigorous 10-week schedule includes a mix of camps and clinics formatted to train high-school age (9-12 grade) junior athletes on intermediate and advanced marksmanship skills through various exercises and demonstrations.
All new for 2020, Riton Optics is introducing a new line of optics complete with proprietary, high performance reticles and enhanced features all at the industry’s best value: The Riton Optics Conquer Series.
Traditions™ is excited to announce the introduction of the NitroFire™ muzzleloader at the 2020 SHOT Show. They’ve partnered with Federal Premium® and Hodgdon® Powder to make muzzleloading safer, more reliable, and more consistent.
Rossi is expanding its line of single-shot, break-action shotguns with the introduction of the new Tuffy Turkey. At 26 inches, it is the longest barrel among the Tuffy .410-gauge shotguns.
Live from Las Vegas at Sig Sauer’s range day, it’s new products for 2020, cloak-and-dagger financial reports from March for Our Lives, some movement on reciprocity in New Jersey, and more, this week on Tom Gresham's Gun Talk.
Mossy Oak is inviting SHOT Show attendees to visit #10735 to learn more about MOOSE Media and how the “baked-in distribution” of their creatives make MOOSE totally unique in the media space.
Sierra Bullets will be exhibiting the latest in bullet and cartridge introductions at the 2020 SHOT Show. The company will be located in two booths.
RCBS will launch a variety of new products designed to simplify and improve reloading procedures during the 2020 SHOT Show. These include the Rebel Single Stage Press, Uniflow III Powder Measure and more.
TAC SHIELD invites all 2020 SHOT Show attendees to stop by booth #20636 in Las Vegas to celebrate their 10th anniversary in business.
HiViz announces a daily giveaway at SHOT Show. Drop off your business card at the SHOT Show booth #15522 and enter to win your very own LightWave H3.
Blackhawk and Eagle Industries announced that both brands will host multiple ambassadors along with other special celebrity appearances during the 2020 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
Rock River Arms will debut several exciting new firearms at the 2020 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. These include a CAR A4 in 350 Legend, the RBG-1S precision bolt action rifle and more.
CrossBreed Holsters will present several new products at the 2020 SHOT show in Las Vegas. New items include the Micro Reckoning IWB holster, the expanded Reckoning holster line, limited-edition Kydex color/pattern options and more.
GSM and its family of brands will be displaying at SHOT Show this year. The FUSION by Stealth Cam is a product highlight. Also, Jesse Harrison, Eva Shockey, Doug Koenig and others will be making appearances at GSM during the show.
Industry Day at the Range announces its inaugural First Shot to open up the 2020 media event. This year, Industry Day at the Range welcomes Dakota Meyer, the first living US Marine in 41 years to receive the Medal of Honor, to participate in the new event.
ZEISS invites media, buyers and trade professionals to visit ZEISS at the 2020 SHOT Show and SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range to see the full line of versatile and high-performance ZEISS Sports Optics.
Beretta anticipates thousands of visitors next week at its redesigned SHOT Show booth. The booth has an open floor plan with several redesigned, designated product areas that showcases the new 92X pistol line, new releases for the APX and 92G Elite LTT series, and more.
MTM Case-Gard is looking forward to presenting its diverse product line to industry members at the 2020 SHOT Show. Answering increasing DIY demand, MTM stands ready with its broad line of gun bench vices, cradles, storage boxes, and cleaning stations designed to improve work efficiency and keep tools and supplies organized.
Bushnell will introduce multiple new models to its already popular optics lines during the 2020 SHOT Show, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Product lines include Banner Riflescopes, Engage Optics, AR Optics and more.

I received the new Ruger Custom Shop creation, the “Super GP100” late last year. A fan of the line, I think they’re all “super.” This one is tweaked with competition related alterations.

The new Ruger Custom Shop Super GP100 Competition Revolver is a stainless version of the current .357 Mag CS3, but chambered in 9mm. The cylinder is shortened and the barrel, shrouded forward of the frame, protrudes into the cylinder window of the frame to mate up closely to the cylinder. This prevents excessive free bore to help enhance accuracy and velocity. This allowed Ruger to maintain the same profile as the CS3 while adding an additional half inch of barrel length.

The cylinder is constructed of stainless steel and has a PVD finish to enhance durability. It also facilitates extraction. It’s extensively fluted, which serves to reduce weight and facilitate quick rotation.

I’d noticed complaints about the lightening cuts in the barrel shroud. Apart from looking trendy and appealing to the younger set, it enhances balance. One commentator opined that the recoil of the 9mm in the revolver was “inconsequential.”

I shot the CS6 9mm Super GP100. The recoil of the 9mm in the revolver is not on par with the GP100 in 357 Magnum (when loaded with Magnum ammo) nor with the 10mm GP100 – but it’s far from inconsequential. The blast likewise enhances the “snap” of the 9x19mm in the 45.6 oz. competition revolver. It’s an 8-shot gun that’s configured for use with moon clips, 3 of which are provided along with a tool to help with the clip unloading chores.

The Ruger CS6 GP100 is a 9mm eight-shooter, meant to be fed with moon clips. Below, the 9mm recoil is not inconsequential in spite of the GP's weight.

A green fiber optic rod is in the front sight and the trigger – in both trigger-cocking and single action modes – is simply superb. The stocks do nothing for those of us with short hands, but I was able to reach the trigger and make the gun work. Supplied in the Custom Shop hard case, the MSRP is $1549.00.

For the first rounds out of the gun, I shot it at fifty yards using Winchester 115 grain Silvertip HP ammo. Too bad I hadn’t checked zero first, as I went low and right with rounds off the paper but on the backer. I moved up to fifteen yards and, using a neck-hold on a silhouette, I fired a 1 ½” eight-shot group standing, two-hands. The double action press is light but has a confident firmness. It is a bit of a reach for me with the Hogue lumber but this stock seems a little smaller than the ones I’d tried on the Match GP and the GP100 10mm. Single action was light.

As this was my first range trip in some time – and the first rounds I’d fired on this trip – I was happily surprised by the Custom Shop Super GP.

The Ruger Custom Shop Super GP100 Competition revolver ships in a waterproof, fitted hard case. It includes three moon clips, a moon clip unloading tool, a Ruger Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity, challenge coin, cleaning cloth, gun peg and decal.

The MSRP for this custom competition revolver is $1549.00. If you’re a competitor or just like a fine wheelgun, this is one to take a look at.

- - Rich Grassi

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