Custom Shop Guns and a Raging Hunter
The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesale Show, NASGW, is an established beginning for dealers to plan the upcoming year. For manufacturers, it’s a time to introduce a few new products and, more importantly, run show specials for dealers looking to carry their products. Well, the media are there to get a glimpse of new guns and gear launched at the show. Here are a few we located while attending NASGW.
My favorite of the NASGW was the Ruger SR1911 Custom Shop pistol. I think we can all agree that guns that make us shoot better are worth mentioning. The gun was designed and developed by world-champion Doug Koenig. From the moment I picked up the 9mm, it fell into a comfortable grip and every trigger pull broke effortlessly. This is one of those guns that gets any-level shooter excited. I spoke with multiple folks, and they all agreed they didn’t need more guns, but after shooting the SR1911 they’d found their next purchase. I don’t know how you get any better reviews than that? Want to find out more? CLICK HERE.
I’m a self-described newbie when it comes to handgun hunting. I appreciate the sport but haven’t had much time behind the guns. Taurus launched the Raging Hunter last year at SHOT Show, but I hadn’t had an opportunity to shoot it, until now. I was surprised by the 44 Magnum’s low recoil. The Raging Hunter didn’t buck at all, which made shooting off-hand a pleasant experience. When shooting it, it had more of a push and less of a jolt than many big-caliber hand-cannons. Okay, I’m not a fan of the name, but the overall experience was great. Want to find out more? CLICK HERE.
If you aren’t in the habit of carrying a flashlight in your EDC, you need to start. Walking the show in the waning minutes, I stopped by the Streamlight booth for a gander at the Microstream USB Pocket Light. Why USB? Because now you can recharge your light by USB instead of purchasing new batteries every few months. This one was a great floor find. We all have USB cords, which makes charging the Microstream a no-brainer. Want to find out more? CLICK HERE.
I don’t need an M30-IMP, but shooting the Inland Patrol Pistol was sure fun. The 30 Carbine would work great for officers on motorbikes. This pistol tucks away nicely and was surprisingly accurate. Felt recoil was non-existent due to the Sage Enhanced Battle Rifle stock. Shooters have ambi-controls and a Picatinny rail for mounting optics. If you have a chance to shoot one, go right ahead. Want to find out more? CLICK HERE.
The Steel City didn’t disappoint, and manufacturers didn’t either. There are some guns coming down the path that you’ll have to wait for, but take it from Gun Talk when we say it’s going to be a great SHOT Show this year.
The Gun Talk crew constantly scours these shows for new and innovative guns and gear to share with our audience. If you have certain items you’d like to see featured, reach out to us and we’ll give it a look. ~ KJ
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.
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