Suppressors have been a hot topic in the industry of late—and something that NRA-ILA has been keeping an eye on for hunters, too. Among the hurdles they face though, is a general unfamiliarity from much of the hunting and shooting community. In hopes of turning that tide, the American Suppressor Association hosted a suppressor shoot during the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits outside Nashville, Tenn. last week. American Rifleman's Brian Sheetz had the opportunity to discuss the issue with Association President Knox Williams. Relive their discussion—and learn a few things—with the video embedded here.
Finding the right shotgun fit means everything, but it's exceptionally difficult if you're sporting a smaller frame than what your scattergun was designed for. The average female shooter is smaller in stature than their male counterparts, companies have been recognizing and adjusting for that in recent years. Franchi is joining in the party in 2016 with the introduction of its Catalyst line of shotguns.
Distributor Legacy Sports International dropped some big news at last month's SHOT Show 2016, announcing that it will be bringing back the Webley & Scott line of centerfire rifles.
Late last year, our print edition featured Ron Spomer's "Rigby Returns," an ode to the revival of one of the rifle industry's most revered names. At SHOT Show 2016, we learned that Rigby was going retro, so to speak, for 2016. An even more "Classic" version of the company's .416 Bore for Big Game will be available to consumers.
Just two years ago, Ruger celebrated the 50th Anniversary of its venerable 10/22. One of the industry's most widely respected rimfire rifles, the 10/22 has earned a lasting home in the gun safe of many a hunter and shooter. Its dependability and versatility have endeared it to the American public, and there are few doubts that it'll be around for another five decades, at least.