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Traditions Performance Firearms: Innovators In The Industry

This year, Traditions Performance Firearms, based in Old Saybrook, Conn., is celebrating its 40th anniversary. In those four decades, it has earned a reputation for offering some of the industry’s most innovative muzzleloaders and associated gear, while refusing to abandon the historic designs and DIY projects enthusiasts crave.

Bergara: From Blackpowder Beginnings To Rifle Powerhouse

Bergara’s emergence as major player in the industry began modestly in 1999 when BPI was established and purchased famed muzzleloader manufacturer CVA. The company thrived and learned that the barrel was the most important ingredient in any quality gun.

Blackpowder Basics: How To Shoot An Old-School Muzzleloading Rifle

Muzzleloading rifles and muskets using blackpowder are a fun and intriguing throw back to the earlier days of firearm technology, but also have a more involved process than simply loading a cartridge.

Rifleman Q&A: Roos Underhammer Muzzleloader

From the archives of American Rifleman, read about a German-made, upside-down built, small-bore muzzleloader.

Hunting Guns In Colonial America

Whether for protection on the frontier or for hunting in the backwoods, the smoothbore hunting gun played a pivotal role in times of peace and war in the American colonies.

The Birmingham Small Arms Story

The great gunmaking name of Birmingham Small Arms just refuses to go away. Thanks to a partnership with Arizona Airguns, guns bearing the BSA name are available in the U.S.

New For 2021: CVA Paramount Pro Long Range .40 cal.

Very likely the new hot rod of muzzleloaders, CVA’s Paramount Pro in .40 cal., pushes beyond what is known of blackpowder rifle performance.

New for 2021: Traditions NitroFire

Available for the 20/21 hunting seasons, Traditions Firearms has reinvented the inline muzzleloader with a never-before-seen ignition system and firearm design with simplicity at its core.

A Modernized Muzzleloader: Traditions NitroFire & Federal FireStick

The Traditions Firearms NitroFire inline Muzzleloader series provides hunters with a package ready for use and reloads made easy with Federal Ammunition FireStick cartridges.

NRA Gun of the Week: CVA Cascade

On this week’s “Gun of the Week,” NRA’s American Rifleman staff discuss the Cascade, a bolt-action rifle from CVA.

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