Kahr rolled out their lower-priced .380, the CW380, with an MSRP about $419. I would expect it to be just like every other Kahr I've owned and shot, which is really good. They also added a CW45 in, duh, .45 ACP AT $485 MSRP. I've always really liked the Kahr .45s...the one I have now seems to "shoot light" for a .45 in that small a package.
Trijicon's 3X ACOG with a special .300 Blackout reticle (above). The reticle is good for both supersonic and subsonic loads...zero on the supersonic load and the subsonic is good to go. I've got 2 .300 Blackout uppers, which if I ever find enough parts will get built up. Would love to have this sight set-up on the 16-incher.
I put myself on the waiting list for a Mossberg MVP Patrol Rifle, essentially a police-erized version of the Mossberg MVP .223 bolt guns that takes AR-15 magazines. The Patrol version has an adjustable AR-15 stock and a Picatinny rail already attached. Think of the MVP Patrol as a "Scout Lite." I understand the MVP Patrol is at least 3-4 months out.
I do want to add a long-range .308 bolt gun to the Bunker battery this year, and so far I'm of mixed thoughts. I have the Ruger Scout, which I both love and shoot well, the FAL and a Colt LE901, which is a pretty good selection of 7.62/.308 guns. I want to shoot the Colt at some longer ranges (I've only shot the Colts at 200 yards and in...what I'm thinking here is 300-600 yards), which may well negate the rationale for the bolt gun. I'm considering the FNH SPR series because the ones I've shot have been just super...essentially a pre-'64 Winchester. The new SPR A5M was at the Show. The SPRs are in that netherworld between a really expensive factory rifle (the SPRs run in the $3K range) and some of the less expensive custom bolt guns. Of course, if I hit the lottery, I'd get a McMillan TAC-308. Several years back I shot a 300 yard 2-and-change inch group with a McMillan TAC-50, and I've had a soft spot for them ever since. The only thing that worries me about the Colt is magazines. I moved pretty quickly and ordered 10 7.62 PMags, and even though they showed in stock, the order got cancelled. So I only have a couple of Colt mags.
I didn't even bother checking out the dueling Heizer/DoubleTap/whatever derringers. I got burned last year. If you want a 2-shot pistol to stuff in your pocket, let me spell it out for you: B-O-N-D. They make them, have been making them a long time, and they work really, really well. Bond makes great guns, whether you like the derringer pattern or not. As soon as the new tiny .45 ACPs come out, I'll be buying 2...one for me and one for my Sweetie. So there!
UPDATE: I was unpacking today and found the specs on the new Bond "Backup." It's 4.5 inches long (vs. 5.5 for the DoubleTap); 3.75 tall (vs. 3.9 for the DoubleTap) and weighs 18 ounces (vs. 12 ounces aluminum; 14 ounces for the ti DoubleTap). MSRP on the Bond "Backup" is $400, which includes a pocket holster that also holds 2 extra rounds; the DoubleTap is $499 aluminum unported; $729 for the titanium version...porting is roughly $60 extra.
O the RKBA side of things, we are NOT out of the woods by a long shot! We are starting to see the outlines of a sophisticated, heavily funded attempt to separate the hunters from the shooters — hell, it worked last time in 1994! And BHo so loves the whole "divide and conquer" thing, despite the damage that it does to the fabric of America. Expect to see more like this HuffPo piece from professional whore John W. Boyd:
As a small child I remember my grandfather had his rifle on a gun rack over his bed for protection, my father has a rifle in his home and today, being a farmer and living on a farm, I, too, own a 22-caliber rifle. Most farmers are responsible and law-abiding, and they use their guns safely. Like most farmers I have a deep appreciation for the land and the animals who share the land. I respect the right to bear arms and support the Second Amendment. But I question what the Sam Hill does a farmer or hunter need with an AR-15 or any assault weapon?Sam Hill! Hell, ain't he folksy? The proper response to this sort of bleating is ridicule. Here's Boyd's Wikipedia entry, proving that he's just another liberal paid shill...aka, 'ho. Expect to be flooded with articles that start out, "I'm a gun owner, but..."
DO NOT LET THIS DIVIDE AND CONQUER PROGRAM WIN! There are no "Fudds"...only brothers and sisters.
Here's an interesting piece from WaPo on "How the NRA is Winning." Not the utter contempt in which they hold us...
The longer the fight on gun rights carries on, the more members — and money — the NRA will add. It’s not unreasonable to think the NRA will add more members (and raise more money) in 2013 than in any year in recent memory.Excellent! If you have friends who are NOT members of the NRA, offer to buy them a one-year membership!