Bushmaster ACR in 300 Blackout Coming Soon?

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The Bushmaster ACR in 300 Blackout is rumored to be announced just before the 2011 Shot Show event. Our Gun Spy’s are reporting it may use the same bolt and magazine yet require a new barrel.

The 300 AAC Blackout is an amazing 30 caliber ammunition that matches the ballistics of the 7.62x39mm AK, has 37% more energy than 5.56mm M855, and 9% more than 6.8 SPC TAP 110. In fact, from a 9 inch barrel, the 300BLK has more muzzle energy than 5.56mm M855 from a 16 inch barrel. When 300 BLK is used in a 16 inch barrel, it has 23% more energy than 5.56mm M855 from a 16 inch barrel – with much higher-mass projectiles for a more dramatic effect on the target.

300 Blackout Bushmaster ACR Release Date?

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Leupold CQBSS 1.1-8×24 Rifle Scope Optic

Leupold CQBSS Reviews

Leupold CQBSS 1.1 – 8×24 Rifle Scope
Known for their durable high quality telescopic sights and spotting scopes has a revolutionary new optic set  for release very soon.  The all New Leupold CQBSS 1.1 – 8x24mm  rifle scope.

The Leupold CQBSS 1.1-8×24 mm features a holographic red dot that you can dial from 1.1 up to 8x magnification fast and with ease by turning the back of the scope with no bezel ring to hunt for.  The Leupold CQBSS features a reticle on the front focal plane meaning that no matter what power setting you are on the adjustment necessary is all the same.

Leupold CQBSS Scope Release Date?

A new and simple designed locking turret allowing you adjusting it in millimeters by squeeze or pinch was well thought out by Leupold.  For every click its a 10th millimeter adjustment.

Instead of the conventional reticle in the CQBSS Leupold has opted to use the H27 horus vision reticle which is nice as the mill adjustments make adapting to the next shot faster and easier.  The Leupold CQBSS also features an illuminated center point reticle which is optimal for low light environments.  Ton’s of features put the Leupold CQBSS in a class of it’s own for example when adjusting the illumination of your reticle you dont have to cycle through various settings to get there you can simply go anywhere from off to 8x in a single click.

Leupold CQB 1.1 8X Magnification

The ability to turn the reticle off between numbers is another advanced feature that no other optic company has touched on yet.  With the Leupold CQBSS You can set the illuminated reticle to be on for certain magnification settings and off in others.  Overall Leupold has created an optic that greatly reduces the amount of time needed to dial in to a specific setting.  Its an amazing tool for those who have to shoot both short and long range.

Leupold CQBSS Release Date?Leupold has not released official data on the new CQBSS but rumors are that it will be coming in from $2500 – 3000 dollars and be released before years end.

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Panther Arms (DPMS) AP4 .308 Review

DPMS AP4 Reviews

Panther Arms (DPMS) AP4 .308
The US has fought many wars carrying the M16 and M4 and law enforcement and civilian shooters continue to rely on the AR15 family of rifles chambered in 5.56 millimeter. However, many feel the 5.56 millimeter cartridge, especially through a rifle with a sixteen inch barrel, simply can’t get the job done reliably when the chips are down. This issue has led both the US Military in Afghanistan and many shooters around the world to move away from assault weapons and their cartridges, that were intended to deliver “best of all worlds” performance, and back to weapons firing full-size rifle rounds offering maximum power and increased range. While there isn’t much wrong with many of the tried-and-true rifles delivering their bigger bullets, there are new models available and a prime example on the civilian market is the
Panther AP4 in .308, a compact AR offering the size and weight of an assault rifle combined with the power of a true rifle round.

DPMS AP4 Reviews

Delivered with a sixteen inch barrel and telescoping stock like that found on the M4, the Panther AP4 in .308 offers shooters a weapon practically identical in size and very similar in weight to a short-barreled AR15 chambered in 5.56 millimeter, but in a hard-hitting, time-tested, longer-range cartridge. Shooters in search of a powerful, capable semi-automatic rifle but with a short, carbine-length barrel in a familiar platform would do well to spend some time at the local gun shop getting to know an AP4 in .308.

In addition to the aforementioned sixteen inch barrel and telescoping stock, Panther’s AP4 rifle is delivered with a solid list of standard features. A gas-operated semiautomatic rifle, the AP4’s barrel is made from 4140 chrome-moly steel, rifled with six grooves, features 1×10 right-hand twist rifling and is capped by an aggressive-looking Panther .308 flash hider. The barrel is shrouded by a carbine-length free-float handguard. The top of the 6066-T6 aluminum upper receiver, which is hard anodized and black Teflon-coated, features a Picatinny rail ready for scopes or sights. The lower receiver is made from 6061-T6 aluminum, is also hard anodized and black Teflon-coated and the magazine release button is aluminum. The AP4’s bolt is heat treated and plated along with its bolt carrier. The overall construction, fit and finish of the .308 Panther AP4 is impressive.

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New Ruger SR40 Pistol

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All New 2010 Ruger SR40 was released monday in limited numbers  to gun dealers across the nation.  The official release date is Friday October 7th.  The new SR40 is based closely on the SR9 and sharing many of its same features. The SR40 is a Semi-Automatic Pistol finished in brushed stainless and black polymer frame grip.

It comes in with a three dot sight and a barrel twist of 1 in 16.  The overall length of the SR40 is 7.55″ at 27.25 oz empty. The SR40 also features a 3470 accessory rail and a magazine capacity of 15+1 and sold with 2 in the box.

GunBlog.com has a brand new SR40 on the way and a review will be posted this monday with high resolution images and a video review to follow next week.  Stay tuned!

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ISSC M22 Pistol Review

ISSC M22 Reviews

If one thing is constant in shooting these days, it’s that ammo isn’t getting any cheaper. In just the last few years we seen prices for almost all calibers rise substantially, so a lot of us have turned to using the .22 lr for a cheap alternative for allowing us to practice the fundamentals of shooting at a cheaper price. A lot of gun manufacturers have taken notice to this trend and have started to produce a lot of popular firearms in .22lr. Sig has made the mosquito which mimics their popular handguns and they’ve also made the 522 which pretty much is a .22 lr replica of their popular 556 rifle. Kimber makes a .22 lr kit that will fit most 1911s, Smith and Wesson makes a .22lr AR-15, and the list goes on and on.

Well one company has taken notice that one of the most popular handguns in the world, Glock, does not have a .22 lr version (although other companies supply conversion kits), so people over at ISSC made the M22. Interestingly enough, the same person who created the barrels for the ISSC M22 was also responsible for the barrels on the popular Whalter P22. So, I was excited to get my hands on the ISSC M22 since I do own a few Glocks, and I would be able to train on a platform with almost identical ergonomics for a much cheaper price. While at first glance people would be right to say this is a Glock trainer, but there are some key differences ( other than simple mechanics) with the ISSC M22 and a Glock that make them a world apart, and ultimately led to some very disappointing findings.

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