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Friday
May102013

NSSF Fires Reed Exhibitions from SHOT Show®

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Reed Exhibitions to terminate the agreement the parties had for the management of the SHOT Show®. Accordingly, effective immediately, Reed Exhibitions will no longer be manager and producer of the SHOT Show.

Reed Exhibitions provided service to NSSF and the customers of the SHOT Show for more than three decades, however, the companys decision to restrict the sale of certain types of firearms this year at its consumer hunting and fishing show an event unrelated to NSSF and the SHOT Show was in conflict with NSSFs mission to serve the shooting sports industry. As a result, both organizations decided it was in the best interest of the SHOT Show to end their relationship.

NSSF is actively engaged in the process of identifying a new show management company to manage and produce the SHOT Show beginning with the 2014 SHOT Show.

The SHOT Show the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show is owned and sponsored by NSSF. It is the largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries. The 2014 SHOT Show will be held Jan. 14-17 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. 

Bonzer Wolf has Media Credentials issued by NSSF and will be returning to Las Vegas for the first time in over two years to cover the 2014 SHOT Show.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 8,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmens organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.

Monday
Jan212013

S&W; M&P; 10 Modern Sporting Rifle Chambered in 308 Win Introduced at SHOT Show

The Smith and Wesson M&P 10 is a modern sporting rifle.  Its designed for hunting like many modern sporting rifles.  Yet you will hear gun grabbers, including Obama, Biden , Cuomo and Bloomberg say over and over again that these are assault weapons, which hunters dont use. 

The only thing gun banners know about firearms is that they want to ban guns.  PERIOD

The 2013 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show was overshadowed by the gun grabbers.  We will be writing about many of the new products introduced at the SHOT Show.  Unfortunately, due to demand, most of the items wont be available for months and will be very difficult to buy.  Firearms manufacturers are receiving cant keep up with orders.  Orders are out pacing production capacity at record levels.

In the video below, North American Hunters Melissa Bachman meets with Matt Rice at the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, to discuss the Smith & Wesson M&P10 chambered in .308 Winchester.

The M&P 10 comes from the factory with a fixed Magpul stock, Realtree camo finish and a five-round capacity magazine. Another great feature is the ambidextrous bolt release, safety and magazine release. The M&P 10 comes standard with a mid-length gas tube and is scope ready. MSRP is suppose to be $1,729. Expect them to be at least twice that much if you can find one and IF they are not banned by  federal law in 2013. 

Tuesday
Jan152013

Glock 30s Concealed Carry Hybrid .45ACP Announced at SHOT Show

Today GLOCK, Inc. announced a new addition to its pistol lineup - the GLOCK 30S. The conceal-and-carry hybrid pistol features impressive stopping power consisting of a factory-made 36 slide on top of a 30SF frame. Its compact design and simple operation allow smooth drawing in a .45 caliber pistol. The 30S packs 10 rounds of .45 ACP in a package that fits the hands of most any user. The G30S is easy to use, easy to conceal and tough to contend with.

“The G30S platform has been more than a year in the making,” explained Josh Dorsey, GLOCK Vice President. “Our original request from the field - particularly from law enforcement - was to have a more concealable .45 that still carries 10 rounds, so we utilized the G30 SF frame after it was thoroughly tested, presented and accepted as the desired frame for the G30S.”

The full details of the new model are outlined below:

  • Dimensions
    1. Length (overall): 177 mm / 6.97 inch
    2. Length (slide cpl.): 172 mm / 6.77 inch
    3. Width: 32.5 mm / 1.28 inch
    4. Height with magazine: 122 mm / 4.80 inch
    5. Barrel length: 96 mm / 3.78 inch
    6. Length of twist: 400 mm / 15.75 inch
    7. Trigger distance: 72.5 mm / 2.85 inch
    8. Trigger travel to discharge: 12.5 mm / 0.49 inch
    9. Length between sights (polymer): 150 mm / 5.91 inch
  • Weight
    1. Pistol w/o magazine: 575 g / 20.28 oz
    2. Magazine std. empty: 70 g / 2.47 oz
    3. Magazine std. full (depending on ammo used): 280 g / 9.88 oz
  • Magazine capacity (rounds): 10
  • Barrel profile: right hand twist; octagonal
  • Standard Trigger pull: ~5.5lbs
  • Muzzle velocity V0**: 787 fps
  • Muzzle energy E0**: 317 ft lb

**depending on ammunition used

It appears the G30S is a slimmed down version of the G30. The Austrian gun maker says the G30S was designed to complement the companys G21 and G36 models and was created by matching a G36 slide with a G30SF frame. The double-stack .45 ACP holds 10 rounds.

Police Magazine reports the barrel length is just under four inches, empty weight is a bit more than 20 ounces, and a grip extender makes the new pistol comfortable in almost any hand. The G30S fits many G19 holsters.

Visit GLOCK at the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Tradeshow (“SHOT Show”), in booth #12254, January 15-18, 2013 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, in Las Vegas. The conference is the largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries. It is the worlds premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics and related products and services.

Tuesday
Jan152013

SHOT Show® 2013 Opens in Las Vegas

Nearly 60,000 industry professionals will attend the highly anticipated 35th anniversary of the Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade ShowTM (SHOT Show®) at the Sands Expo and Convention Center January 15-18. 

Owned and sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF), the SHOT Show is the largest trade show of its kind in the world and provides a first look at new products and services used for target shooting, hunting, outdoor and law enforcement purposes. Though the show is open to the trade only and not to the public, consumers will see the new products unveiled here on retailers shelves during the course of the year.

The $4.1 billion industry is coming off a strong year and is cautiously optimistic about the year ahead. More background checks, which are an indicator of firearm sales, were conducted in 2012 than ever before, and statistics show that more people are hunting and target shooting. Another driver of sales is the purchase of firearms for personal and home protection.

Even as Americans purchase more firearms, the industry points out that violent crime continues to decline, demonstrating that more guns do not lead to more crime, as anti-gun groups often claim. Also, the industrys success during the economic downturn helped maintain jobs from the manufacturer through retail levels.

SHOT Show, the industrys premiere trade show, will take place during a time of heightened national attention about firearms ownership and potential legislation. Ours is a responsible industry that manufactures and sells lawful products to law-abiding citizens, who in turn exercise their Constitutional right to own, use and enjoy firearms safely and responsibly for lawful purposes, said NSSF President and CEO Steve Sanetti.

A prerequisite to any dialog involving our industry and its products is an honest recognition of the legitimacy of what we do and the important part of the national culture which we represent, said Sanetti. Hunting and the recreational shooting sports are here to stay. And so are we.

The 35th annual SHOT Show will take place for the fourth year in a row at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, which has made extensive improvements to ensure a comfortable environment for those attending. SHOT Show attracts buyers from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

On a personal note, Mr. Wolf was issued NSSF Press Credentials for this years SHOT Show.  On Friday my daughter underwent emergency surgery.  She is doing fine and we expect a 100% recovery.  Im spending time with her this week and will not be attending SHOT as planned.  But we will cover the event here on Bonzer Wolf Today as we have since we started publication in 2008.

Saturday
Feb042012

Ed Brown is an Asshole

NO 1911 FOR YOU!


Ed Browns personality is the downside to Ed Brown products, but his guns are special.  In general, 1911 gun enthusiasts are a unique breed.

I find it a bit odd that people are so queer for Ed Brown 1911 pistols.  But each to his own, its your money.

Ive never been much of a barrel sucker. For me, a gun is a tool for self defense that needs to function flawlessly. My interest in firearms is self defense and home protection. Im a GLOCK guy. But if you feel the need to buy a couple of Ed Browns, heres a news flash.  Neither Ed Brown nor Honey Badger give a shit!

Les Baer is a different story. If I decide to pony up $2,000-$3,000 for a 1911, it will be a Baer not a Brown.

But for now, Im content looking for a Ruger SR1911. Maybe Ill find one at the Fort Worth Gun Show next weekend.

 

Compare to this interview with Les Baer

NEW! Baer 1911 Boss .45             (Click to enlarge)