New Guns for 2013
The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) holds a trade show each year in November. A variety of gun manufacturers provide a sneak peek into what guns might make their way onto the market in 2013. While having a gun on display at this show is not always a sure bet it will become available, it's always interesting to see what gunmakers have in mind.
Chiappa Triple Threat Shotgun
Last year, Chiappa Firearms fulfilled the dreams of movie fans with the 1887 T-Model lever-action shotgun, based on the 12 gauge used in “Terminator 2.” This year they're bringing an even more unusual shotgun to market, the Triple Threat break-action 12 gauge.
Is it an over-under-under, a side-by-side plus or a tri-barrel shotgun? Whatever it's considered, this scatter gun will be launched in three configurations, all with removable chokes. Models will include a sporting model with full length stock and barrel, a "coach gun" configuration with reduced-length barrels and a shoulder stock, and a pistol-grip defensive model (shown). The pistol grip version meets the federal regulations for barrel and overall length to be sold over the counter without the additional tax stamp.