Shocked in Dallas

Each year, we walk away from the National Rifle Association Annual Meetings (NRAAM) surprised by something. Those surprises come in the form of products, guest appearances or anticipated protests that somehow fizzle out…shocker. For me, I found a couple products on the show floor that soon will find a new home in the safe back home.

Pantheon Arms Dolos Take-Down System
The Dolos transitions quickly into a rapid takedown system for easy concealed carry. The AR15 platform converts with an easy twist of the upper. As a bonus, if you’re wondering, the cost for a takedown kit is around $300.


Savage Tactical Rascal
The same great platform that we’ve all come to love, but with a twist. The Tactical Rascal, while developing great shooting habits, adds an optic and bipod to the mix. The Rascal looks just like mom or dad’s gun, which creates a special bond when on the range. I stopped by the Savage booth multiple times to check this one out.


Bower’s Bitty .22
Walking the show floor I get stopped all the time for someone to show me their newest gear. A good friend pulled me aside to show me the Bowers Bitty .22 suppressor. This was right after seeing the Savage Tactical .22 so I instantly thought the two made for a good pair. This .22 suppressor fits in a box the size of a package of .22 LR ammo and weighs 2.8 ounces. Yes, it’s full auto rated and rated for 22LR, 22Mag, 22 Hornet, 17HMR, 17WSM and 5.7FN. Thankfully, I have good friends that make cool products.


Kimber Mountain Ascent
I’m a sucker for light-hunting rifles. Typically known for their 1911 platforms, Kimber also produces some killer mountain rifles. Walking through their booth, the Kimber Mountain Ascent immediately caught my eyes. Sign me up for this one because at the upper end only weighs 6 pounds, 7 ounces. Paired with Leupold’s new Mark V optic (26 ounces), the Mountain Ascent would rival any custom lightweight rifle. Did I mention this this is Sub-MOA guaranteed?


Burris Oracle
Yeah, yeah this one doesn’t fit the mold of Gun Talk, but it’s a cool product. Plus, I love the archery game too. With a click of a button, archers range their target and the Burris Oracle generates the precise aim point. This virtually eliminates any excuses you could give your buddies back at camp on why you missed the deer.



Hundreds of products were launched at NRAAM 2018 so look forward to the coming weeks for more products located on the show floor from Gun Talk. ~ KJ

Kevin Jarnagin
Kevin Jarnagin (KJ) hails from Oklahoma, but quickly established Louisiana roots after joining the Gun Talk team. KJ grew up as a big game hunter, and knows his way around a bass boat. Whether it’s making his way to British Columbia for elk or training with pistols, Jarnagin always seems to find a gun in his hands and adventure on his mind.