Just when it seems the firearm industry has exhausted itself by way of striving to keep up with demand for existing models, it’s a pleasant surprise to learn that, behind the scenes, engineers and marketing folks have been working on new offerings that have either been created from whole cloth, are significantly revised or are unfamiliar to the American market.
One of the best ways to enhance shooting stability in the field is with a tripod, but weight is a huge consideration that often keeps hunters and shooters from taking advantage of one.
In 2005 the small arms division was spun off and privatized by the Israeli government, creating Israel Weapon Industries (IWI). Eight years later IWI US was established to answer enthusiast demand in the United States.
In recent years RTI has gained interest for its haul of old surplus rifles from Ethiopia. Among these aging arms are some of the most under-appreciated manufactures of the British Short, Magazine Lee-Enfield, being the No.1, Mk III* rifles produced by Ishapore in India.