24 Jan 24
2024 SHOT Show, Second Day
Of interest today:
Kimber’s K6xS light, snubby revolver is very nicely done. Hammer completely enclosed. Nice rubber grips. Designed for use w/speed-loaders. When you like snubbies, this one makes a good choice!
I can’t keep track of all the companies making M4s, but one, called the “MFR” (for “Modern Fighting Rifle”) by a company called Black Storm is very nicely done. At $1,500.00/copy it should be! Interestingly, the bolt-face features two spring-loaded ejector plungers.
What I don’t like is this obsession with ambidexterity! Charging-handle has two wings, and all other controls are duplicated on both sides of the rifle.
When I’m carrying the rifle, I don’t want vital controls facing to the outside!
I realize that “universal ambidexterity” is currently all the rage, but for one, I don’t think it is a good idea, as I don’t want important controls in places where I don’t want them!
Kahr’s new polymer-framed “X9″ Pistol is similar in size to the SA Hellcat It uses its own magazines, or SIG 365 magazines, or SA Hellcat magazines! Designed for comfortable concealed carry, this new pistol is destined for immense popularity!
Turkish-made Canik pistols, imported by Century Arms, enjoy an excellent reputation among American consumers, and it is well-deserved. The one you want is the TP9SF, the “basic model.” An “elite” version is available with an integral “compensator” Not recommended, for reasons mentioned in yesterday’s Quip.
They’re soon to be manufactured in the USA (FL)!
PTR, makers of the wonderful PTR91 (roller-delayed blowback) rifles are now marketing the G17-sized ARCHON Pistol
I met Cor-Bon’s new owners, and they are currently producing and shipping Cor-Bon’s famous 115gr all-copper +p DPX pistol round (9mm). Also Power Ball, along with their standard line of “cup-and-core” offerings.
DPX is what I recommend for serious purposes. Underwood’s version is the +p Tac-Xp. Defiant’s version is the +p TCX. Supervel’s is the +p SCHP
Black Arch is the holster company who made the kydex holster that I use to carry my Mossberg MC2. I could not find anyone else who made one for that gun. It has been excellent, and I use it to this day!
Navy Arms, who used to make reproduction black-powder percussion revolvers, no longer does, but they are marketing the SRM 12/16, a compact, 12-ga autoloading (blow-back) shotgun that features four, four-round, parallel magazine tubes. Pricy at $2,225.00
I mentioned that I had the chance to handle Henry’s short “Lever-Action Supreme” rifle in 5.56×45, that uses M4 magazines. Today, I handled Bond Arms’ version of the same thing. Both feature an M4 bolt.
Serious lever-action rifles might be appealing to people living in certain jurisdictions with heavy restrictions, and where standard M4s are not legal to own (at least for mere peons).
M+M’s Kalashnikov-like MIOX+ rifle, manufactured in CO, in 7.62×39 (Soviet) is now shipping. Featuring Western-style controls, this is an excellent rifle for serious purposes. $2,000.00/copy
Finally, O-light’s “Warrior” compact tube-light features 1,750 lumens of output. Brightest little flashlight I’ve seen!
More tomorrow!