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Colt Defense LLC and New Colt Holding Corp. Merge

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West Hartford, Conn.  – Colt Defense LLC, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of rifles and carbines for the military, law enforcement and sporting markets, has acquired New Colt Holding Corp., the parent company of Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of firearms for the civilian and sporting markets.  For the first time since their separation in 2003, a single company will now develop, manufacture and sell firearms under the Colt name for all markets.

About Colt: Colt is one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms. The company has supplied military, law enforcement and individual customers in the United States and throughout the world for more than 175 years. Our subsidiary, Colt Canada Corporation, is the Canadian government’s Center of Excellence for small arms and is the Canadian military’s sole supplier of the C7 rifle and C8 carbine. Colt operates its manufacturing facilities in West Hartford, Connecticut and Kitchener, Ontario. For more information on Colt and its subsidiaries, please visit www.colt.com, www.coltsmfg.com and www.coltcanada.com.

Contact:
Colt Defense LLC
Isabelle DeFosses
Idefosses@colt.com

 

COLT’S MANUFACTURING AND BLACK HILLS AMMUNITION PARTNER TO OFFER SPECIALIZED COLT AMMUNITION

Ammunitions Specifically Designed to Perform in Colt Rifles

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC, one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms, has teamed up with Black Hills Ammunition to bring to market Colt-branded ammunition that is specifically tuned for Colt tactical and competition rifles.

“We are thrilled to offer Colt customers ammunition that matches the high-quality of Colt rifles,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt’s Manufacturing. “The bar was set very high in the development and manufacturing process with Black Hills, and it really shows in the performance of the ammunition.”

During the development process, this line of Colt ammo was ballistically tested in Colt rifles with a requirement of consistent five-shot MOA groups at 500 yards (5 shot groups of 5” or less at 500 yards). This “Triple Nickel” assures the experienced shooter incredible performance right out of the box, with no need for load development or experimentation.

“We’re very proud of the ‘Triple Nickel’ requirement of this ammunition,” said Rubino. “Our goal with Black Hills was to bring to market a superior line of ammunition for sport shooters to use in Colt rifles, and we feel we have achieved this through the partnership with Black Hills.”

The initial offerings from Colt and Black Hills Ammunition will include 55 grain and 77 grain match bullets from Sierra Bullet Company, and are designed for rifles chambered for 5.56×45 NATO. The Colt-Black Hills ammo will be available through Midway USA, www.midwayusa.com or 800-243-3220.

About Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC

Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC is one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms.  Colt pistols, revolvers and rifles have been marketed, distributed and sold to law abiding, responsible citizens in the United States and throughout the world for 175 years.  Colt operates its manufacturing facility in West Hartford, Connecticut.  For more information on Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC, please visit www.coltsmfg.com.

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ArmaLite Introduces the All New AR-30A1

ArmaLite Introduces the All New AR-30A1

AR-30A1 Target Version
30A1BT300 (The target AR-30A1 in .300 Win Mag)
30A1BT338 (The target AR-30A1 in .338 Lapua)
ArmaLite Inc. ® proudly introduces the all new AR-30A1. The AR-30A1 is the next generation of ArmaLite’s highly acclaimed bolt action rifles – the ULTIMATE long range target and tactical firearm. The new AR-30A1 is available in a target version and a standard version. Both versions are available in .338 Lapua and .300 Win Mag.
On the surface, the AR-30A1 bears a family resemblance to its predecessor, the AR-30. But, every individual component of the AR-30 was scrutinized in the AR-30A1. As a result, only the pistol grip, buttpad, trigger, and a few small components from the AR-30 passed muster for the AR-30A1. All other components are new and/or improved. The result is a firearm that maintains its predecessor’s outstanding accuracy, light weight, and soft recoil while dramatically improving its ergonomics, adaptability, versatility, reliability and ease of use.
Features of all versions of the new AR-30A1:
Muzzle brake threads on the end of the barrels employ threads that are standard for the sound suppressor industry (5/8 x 24 for the 300 Win Mag and 3/4 x 24 for the 338 Lapua). So, many sound suppressors can be screwed directly onto the barrel without the need for an adaptor.
The long, 26” barrel in the .338 Lapua enhances muzzle velocity, flatness of trajectory, and terminal ballistics. The 24” barrel of the .300 Win Mag balances ballistic performance with portability.
A tough, through-hardened receiver means reduced wear and increased smoothness.
The bolt-mounted safety mechanism locks the firing pin to the rear. This design is stronger and more secure than a sear or trigger blocking safety because it directly blocks the firing pin itself.

The metal cheekpiece is very durable and the elastomeric cheekpiece pad provides a comfortable shooter interface in all weather conditions.

The cheekpiece supports contain integral cleaning rod guides that prevent damage to the bore due to inadequate cleaning rod control.
Multiple sling installation locations allow simultaneous use of a sling and a bipod. And the rear sling swivel can be moved to either the left or right side.
To provide very compact transportation, the entire buttstock assembly can be quickly and easily removed with only one allen wrench.
The standard and target buttstocks are interchangeable on any receiver with use of only one allen wrench.
Military grade anodizing and phosphating finishes enhance durability and corrosion resistance.
Features specific to the AR-30A1 Target version:

A top 20 MOA Picatinny rail that is 18 inches long over the receiver and barrel will support any scope and accessory devices such as night vision devices. Picatinny rails on both sides of the forearm allow installation of other devices.
The cheekpiece is vertically adjustable for 1 inch of adjustment without the use of tools so that each shooter, regardless of their facial features, can obtain an optimum cheek weld while still achieving a clear sight picture.
The buttstock can be adjusted without tools for lengths of pull from 13.6” to 15.6.” This makes the AR-30A1 ergonomically correct for shooters from the 5% female to 95% male. Shooters can also quickly adjust length of pull to accommodate changes in clothing or shooting position. In addition, with a single allen wrench, the buttpad is adjustable for height.
A 1913 accessory rail at the bottom of the buttstock allows for installation of additional accessories such as sling swivels or monopods.
Performance characteristics of all versions of the AR-30A1:

ArmaLite’s testing has proven the muzzle brake to be the best in the industry for both reducing recoil and increasing accuracy. This makes shooting the AR-30A1 comfortable for even the smallest or recoil-sensitive shooter.
The competition grade barrel and our patented V-block receiver bedding system are keys to the AR-30A1’s minute of angle accuracy. ArmaLite’s patented V-Block™ Bedding Wedge and V-Block Stock assure absolute strength and repeatability for superb accuracy. The aluminum stock reinforces the receiver like a bench-rest sleeve.
The magazine of any mag-fed firearm is critical to reliable feeding. The AR-30’s magazine underwent extensive development testing to assure reliability of feeding. It is made of steel, not polymer or aluminum, to provide years of heavy duty service.
The single stack design of the AR-30A1 magazine minimizes the material removed from the receiver for the mag well. This significantly contributes to the strength and stiffness of the AR-30A1 receiver.
The deep magazine well under the receiver makes magazine insertion fast and easy, while holding the magazine in exactly the correct position for reliable feeding.

An ambidextrous magazine catch is centrally located so that the shooter can release the magazine and catch it with the same hand. Reloading is fast, and the expended magazine won’t be dropped to be lost, damaged or muddied.
The rifle balances just in front of the magazine well. So, the rifle can be easily and comfortably carried near the rifle’s balance point with only one hand, freeing the other hand for other critical activities.
The powerful ejection system and generous ejection port eject even loaded .338 Lapua cartridges rapidly and reliably. The large ejection port also makes single loading of cartridges through it easy and fast.
The ergonomically improved bolt handle design and “competition grade” dimensions and tolerances in the receiver allow lightning-fast, butter-smooth reloading.
The buttstock can be removed with one allen wrench for compact transportation or storage. In confined areas, military and LE users can employ the AR-30A1 in a “pistol configuration” without its buttstock. ArmaLite’s highly efficient muzzle brake makes firing, even in the pistol configuration, comfortable.
30A1BT300 (The target AR-30A1 in .300 Win Mag)

Caliber: .300 Win Mag
Barrel: 24″ Chrome Moly
Rifling Twist: 1:10
Muzzle Device: Muzzle Brake
Trigger: Single Stage
Stock: Adjustable Cheek Piece (height) & Buttstock (length)
Overall Length: 46.1″ – 48.1”
Length of Pull: 13.6” – 15.6”
Weight: 14.5 lbs.
Included with Rifle: 1 Five Round Magazine, Detachable Sight Rail and Accessory Rails, Hard Case, Sling, Owner’s Manual
30A1BT338 (The target AR-30A1 in .338 Lapua)

Caliber: .338 Lapua
Barrel: 26″ Chrome Moly
Rifling Twist: 1:10
Muzzle Device: Muzzle Brake
Trigger: Single Stage
Stock: Adjustable Cheek Piece (height) & Buttstock (length)
Overall Length: 48.1″ – 50.1”
Length of Pull: 13.6” – 15.6”
Weight: 15.3 Lbs. Included with Rifle: 1 Five Round Magazine, Detachable Sight Rail and Accessory Rails, Hard Case, Sling, Owner’s Manual
FOR MORE ON THE AR-30A1, GO TO http://www.armalite.com/Categories.aspx?Category=d4543129-c82e-4fc9-bb4d-213664c7b055

ABOUT ARMALITE:
ArmaLite has one of the broadest product lines in the firearms industry. We manufacture and sell semiautomatic rifles in a variety of calibers including 5.56mm and 7.62mm, long range super-accurate bolt action rifles in calibers including .300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Lapua, .50 BMG and classic 9mm pistols. Visit ArmaLite at www.armalite.com

ArmaLite Announces The New AR-50A1 .416 Barrett

ArmaLite Announces The New AR-50A1 .416 Barrett

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(Geneseo, IL) ArmaLite’s new high-precision rifle is just like the AR-50A1, but chambered and re-barreled to accept the .416 Barrett cartridge. Because of that, the AR-50A1-.416 Barrett boasts the same ArmaLite patented V-Lock™ Bedding Wedge and V-Block Stock that assure absolute strength and repeatability for superb accuracy. The aluminum stock reinforces the receiver like a bench-rest sleeve.

Added to all of that is the famous .416 Barrett cartridge, which contains a .416 caliber projectile capable of sustaining supersonic speeds out to the 2,000 yards, which is the key to achieving long range accuracy. The .416 Barrett cartridge uses a lighter, narrower bullet that was designed using low supersonic drag equations and results in a significantly high muzzle velocity and exceptional ballistic performance.

Independent testing has proven the ArmaLite AR-50A1 muzzle brake to be the best in the industry for both recoil control and accuracy. The AR-50A1-416 has the exact same muzzle brake. The brake scrapes away turbulent muzzle gasses and lets the bullet break into clean air for amazing accuracy. The soft recoil means even the smallest of shooters, or the most recoil-sensitive, will enjoy shooting the rifle.

THE AR-50A1-416 IS LEGAL TO SELL AND OWN IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.

Caliber: .416 Barrett
Barrel: 30″ Chrome Moly, 8 Groove
Rifling Twist: RH 1:12″
Muzzle Device: Highly Efficient Muzzle Brake
Trigger: Single Stage Trigger
Overall Length: 58.5″
Weight: 34.7 LBS
Included with Rifle: 15 Minute Sight Base, Owner’s Manual, Ear Plugs, Limited Lifetime Warranty

FOR MORE ON THE AR-50A1 .416 BARRETT, GO TO http://www.armalite.com/ItemForm.aspx?item=50A1B-416&ReturnUrl=Categories.aspx?Category=0406c9ff-539d-4b4c-ae1f-d045b91324c3

ABOUT ARMALITE:
ArmaLite has one of the broadest product lines in the firearms industry. We manufacture and sell semiautomatic rifles in a variety of calibers including 5.56mm and 7.62mm, long range super-accurate bolt action rifles in calibers including .300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Lapua, .50 BMG and classic 9mm pistols. Visit ArmaLite at www.armalite.com.

ArmaLite Announces Its New AR-10 LE Carbine

ArmaLite Announces Its New AR-10 LE Carbine

The design includes an innovative, new A2 front sight designed by ArmaLite engineers!

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(Geneseo, IL) ArmaLite is proud to announce its AR-10 Law Enforcement Carbine. ArmaLite has long been known for its LE carbines chambered in .223/5.56X45mm NATO. Now comes an LE firearm with the added stopping power of the .308 cartridge.

ArmaLite already manufactures well-known, dependable AR-10A2 carbines. They are based on the traditional A2 front sight, A2 upper receiver and permanent carry handle. The AR-10 LE Carbine combines an innovative A2 style front sight with the A4 flat-top upper receiver so popular for its ability to accommodate sights, scopes, lights and other LE accessories.

The new A2 style front sight was designed by ArmaLite’s engineers and is manufactured from forgings here in our factory. The front sight is taller than traditional A2 front sights to account for differences in AR-15 and AR-10 receiver heights. This eliminates any issues of being able to zero your sights when a carry handle or flip up rear sight is used in combination with an A2 style front sight, on your .308 platform.

The result is a spectacular Armalite .308 carbine ready for the toughest LE duty. The 16” barrel is chrome lined chrome moly. The rugged Troy Medieval muzzle brake enhances control and accuracy during rapid fire. It’s tough enough to serve as an improvised breaching device if the situation calls for it.

The ERGO F93 buttstock features a fixed cheek piece for a constant and repeatable cheek weld in any of the eight available stock positions. Once the buttstock is locked into position, the F93 is as rigid as a fixed stock. With a completely adjustable 4” length of pull, this stock gives the shooter plenty of room for fine-tuning the stock to their liking.

Caliber: .308/7.62X51mm NATO
Barrel: 16” Chrome Lined Chrome Moly
Rifling Twist: RH 11:25”
Muzzle device: Troy Medieval Muzzle Brake
Trigger: Tactical Two-stage
Weight: 9 Lbs.
Overall length: 35.3” to 39.3”
Accuracy: 2-2.5 MOA
Included With Rifle: One 10 Round Magazine, Sling, Black Case, Owner’s Manual,

Limited Lifetime Warranty

FOR MORE ON THE AR-10 LE CARBINE GO TO

http://www.armalite.com/ItemForm.aspx?item=LE10A4CBA2F&ReturnUrl=Categories.aspx?Category=f4bd4a13-55d1-41aa-aea0-49488ec48776

ABOUT ARMALITE: ArmaLite has one of the broadest product lines in the firearms industry. We manufacture and sell semiautomatic rifles in a variety of calibers including 5.56mm and 7.62mm, long range super-accurate bolt action rifles in calibers including .300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Lapua, .50 BMG, and classic 9mm pistols. Visit ArmaLite at www.armalite.com.

FIME GROUP LAUNCHES RELEASE OF SGL12-09 (SAIGA) SHOTGUN

FIME GROUP LAUNCHES RELEASE OF SGL12-09 (SAIGA) SHOTGUN

FIME GROUP LAUNCHES RELEASE OF SGL12-09 (SAIGA) SHOTGUN

Dynamic Features Include Rail System, Handguard & Pistol Grip

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(LAS VEGAS) – From the FIME Group LLC comes the SGL12-09 AK style shotgun available for the first time in the US Market. This genuine Russian 12-gauge, semi-automatic shotgun is made in the legendary Izhmash Factory in Russia. Additional parts, manufactured in the US, are attached for ultimate optimization.

The shotgun is imported from Russia and remanufactured by FIME Group LLC to incorporate what collectors and shooters anticipate from an authentic Russian AK style shotgun. Each comes with a 12-gauge smoothbore barrel. This semi-automatic shotgun will shoot both 2 3/4“ and 3” magnum.

The SGL12-09 features a SAW-type Russian pistol grip for a larger, more comfortable ergonomic grip. The polymer RPK-style, high-quality handguard, which is made in the US, sports a rib design that allows for a better grip and quicker cool-down. The Picatinny Quad Rail System – designed for military and law enforcement — is also made in the US. It has CNC machine precision technology and is made from aircraft-grade aluminum. The rail system allows for accessory attachment including flashlights, foregrips and sights.

Production is currently underway on the SGL12-09 with a significant amount ready for purchasing & shipping. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price on this shotgun is $899.00. FIME Group’s complete product line can be found online at www.fimegroup.com.

 

SGL12-09 | MSRP: $899

Arsenal Firearms Double barrel 1911 Pistol now available for sale in the USA

BREAKING NEWS!

AF2011-A1 double barrel .45acp Pistol

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Arsenal Firearms official announcement and Press Release

On November the 14th, the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) has officially granted import permission and sale in the United States of America of the AF2011-A1 Second Century double barrel pistol, with a total score of 120 Points, according to Form 4590.
Arsenal Firearms Group proudly announces the official distribution to America of the whole line of double barrel firearms and dedicated accessories starting on January the 1st 2013, through the appointed US Importer of Record, Apex International LLC of Middletown, CT and according to a “Dealer Direct Distribution”.
Arsenal Firearms also announces the USA launch of the whole line of firearms and accessories at the forthcoming Shot Show 2013 in Las Vegas, to be held between the 15th and 18th of January at the Sands Convention Center. Arsenal Firearms will welcome all the US dealers and followers to booth n° 12251, main hall.
The Company wishes to take this opportunity to thank warmly the millions of followers, enthusiasts and supporters in the United States of America and worldwide: they are part of the dream and indeed our main reason to be.
Arsenal Firearms Group – The Board.

AF2011-A1 Second Century double barrel pistol

 

The AF2011-A1 Second Century double barrel pistol comes actually as the very first industrial double barrel semiautomatic pistol of all times. Read more.

Technical Specs:

  • Type: geometric lock, semiautomatic double barrel hammer pistol
  • Action: short recoil, Colt 1911-A1 system
  • Calibers: .45 ACP, .38 Super Auto
  • Trigger: double hammer with single spur, double independent or single trigger.
  • Safeties: left lever safety (Colt 1911) with half cock hammer safety and grip safety
  • Magazine: 2 single magazines, paired with single floor plate, 8+8 rounds
  • Frame: 39NiCrMo steel machined from solid
  • Slide: 39NiCrMo steel machined from solid
  • Sights: interchangeable back, fixed or adjustable
  • Total Length: 220 mm
  • Barrel Length: 125 mm
  • Total Height: 145 mm
  • Total Width: 50 mm
  • Total Weight: 1.850 Grs. unloaded

UTS-15 PRODUCTION STARTED IN THE UNITED STATES

UTS-15 PRODUCTION STARTED IN THE UNITED STATES

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The Press Release from UTAS-USA

May 1, 2012 – Des Plaines, IL

UTAS-USA, American manufacturer of the revolutionary UTS-15 tactical shotgun announced today that production has started on the civilian model of the UTS-15 in their new facility in Des Plaines, IL.

UTAS’ Director of U.S. Operations, Matt Guzeldere stated today, “We’ve been working with UTAS Makine, Ltd. the Turkish company that developed the UTS-15, to set up American manufacturing for quite sometime. It has been a difficult process that required building a lot of duplicate and expensive tooling, such as polymer injection molds. We have a license agreement, all of the tooling in place and have started producing parts. Of course we’ll be training personnel, running the first guns through product qualification tests and ramping up production, so we’re anticipating delivering the first American made UTS-15’s in late May or early June. ”

The UTS-15 tactical 12 ga. pump shotgun is a patented, ground-up design utilizing fiber reinforced polymers for over 85% of its parts and is the first such firearm to have the receiver molded completely from polymer. At only 28.5” in overall length and weighing only 6.9 lbs, but with top-mounted alternately feeding magazines providing a total capacity of 15 rounds, the UTS-15 has truly broken new ground in tactical shotgun design. As standard features on the Military & Police Model and separately purchased accessories for civilians, there is a built in point-and-shoot impact centered, focused-beam LED spotlight, adjustable laser sight, flip-up large aperture peep or V rear sight, a glow-in-the-dark bead front sight and a screw in, breaching muzzle extension. 

The U.S. manufactured UTS-15 civilian model carries a base price of $1200.