Nestled in a corner booth at the 2011 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits, Elite Tactical Advantage, a manufacturer of firearms accessories, had the Devastator shotgun on display. Built on a Remington 11-87 shotgun platform, the Devastator's most interesting feature is its Recoil Reallocation System (RRS) that moves the standard recoil tube from the stock to forward of the receiver. By moving the recoil tube, the shotgun is able to accept a wide variety of stock configuations, and with the included adjustable springs in the new recoil system, the Devastator is able to compensate for a variety of shell loads and recoil, depending on user preference.
SIG Sauer has expanded the finishes on some of its most popular models to suit those with exotic tastes. Three of the most interesting the AmericanRifleman.org staff saw while at the 2011 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits were the SIG P229 Scorpion, the SIG P239 Rainbow Titanium and the SIG P220 Diamond Plate.
Watch below for a better look as Marketing Product Manager Eric Vonbosse explains each finish. For additional information on any of the pistols or possible finishes, please visit the SIG Sauer pistols webpage.
Fans of fighter Brock Lesnar got a chance to meet the former UFC Heavyweight Champion at the Fusion ammunition booth at the 2011 Annual Meetings in Pittsburgh, Pa., last week. Lesnar spent over three hours signing autographs, taking pictures and talking hunting with NRA members.
After the line died down, AmericanRifleman.org caught up with the "baddest man on the planet" to ask him our own questions about fighting, hunting, shooting and becoming an NRA member.
In presenting the award, NRA Publications Editorial Director John Zent said that Forbes “shook up the shooting and hunting world with his five-pound rifles that shoot every bit as good as many twice that heavy.” As a young master gunsmith in West Virginia, Forbes had a vision of an accurate, reliable, bolt-action hunting rifle that weighed less than 6 pounds. He introduced his masterpiece at the 1985 SHOT Show and today his revolutionary approach to paring weight without sacrificing accuracy has created a template that sets the industry standard.
Bushnell Elite 1600 ARC rangefinder comes with the company's patented Angle Range Compensation (ARC) technology and a ranging performance out to 1,600 yards. The unit also has Variable Sight-in Distance (VSI) that allows shooters to set the holdover/bullet drop information for their rifle’s zero and select between 100, 150, 200 and 300 yard sight-in distances for accurate information at the push of a button. It has both bow and rifle modes, along with other handy settings for specific field uses.
Bushnell's Jordan Vermillion shows off these innovative features on the floor of the 2011 Annual Meetings.
The HDMR 3.5-21X 50mm riflescope is a joint offering with Bushnell Outdoor Products and Horus Vision meant for a wide variety of weapon platforms and multiple types of engagements. At roughly two pounds and 13 inches in length, the HDMR is one of the lightest and shortest 34mm tube scopes on the market. This scope comes in a 3.5-21x 50mm configuration and the first generation model features the patented Horus H58 reticle.
Bushnell's Jeff Redding introduces the new HDMR 3.5-21X 50mm riflescope at the 2011 NRA Annual Meetings in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Among the many innovative products designed for personal defense and tactical use at the 2011 NRA Annual Meetings in Pittsburgh, Pa., was the Uncle Mike's Reflex Holster. The Reflex is a polymer-molded concealed-carry holster with an internal retention lug that was designed to meet the challenge of performing with gross motor skill function in almost any condition. Dave Young from ARMA Training checks in from the Uncle Mike's booth with the company's new holster.
LifeLock was present in Pittsburgh, Pa. to make known the company's newest additions and features of its identity theft protection program. Click to watch Brent Hazel of LifeLock talk about the expansion of the company's services.
For additional interest in LifeLock Identity Theft Protection, visit the LifeLock website.