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SHOT Show stands for Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade Show, it is held at the Sands Convention Center at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas NV, USA. It is a private INDUSTRY ONLY show. As media, we are invited to come out and see all the new firearms in the Industry so we may bring you the viewer new content. This video is from Industry Day, also known as Media Day. This is our “first day” where we get to shoot all different firearms, ammo, accessories, etc. It is a really fun day to try many different types of firearms from skeet shooting to full auto. Tomorrow starts the first official day of the trade show.
This week on Cool Guns of The Internet: Today on Cool Guns of the Internet we are looking at SHOTGUNS. If you have a firearm you would like us to post in next weeks CGI all you have to do is send us a picture of your firearms via email, at “firstname.lastname@example.org” and we’ll post it! But tell us what the firearm is and for more flavor, tell us a story about the gun like a funny hunting trip, or a sentimental story about the gun! Make it as detailed as possible! And let us know who you are if you want photo credit.
North Haven, CT – O.F. Mossberg and Sons, Inc. is pleased to offer new sub-compact NFA firearms, based on its time-proven 12-gauge 590A1 and 500 pump-actions. Classified by the BATFE (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) as AOWs (Any Other Weapon), the 590A1/500 Compact Cruiser AOWs require a $5 tax stamp for transfer, as well as the required NFA transfer paperwork. Two 12-gauge, 3-inch sub-compact versions are available with all of the standard features of the 590A1/500 platform that millions worldwide have selected for personal defense and in service to our country.
The Compact Cruisers are built on Mossberg’s legendary 500 action, which passed the rigorous testing required to meet or exceed U.S. Armed Services MilSpec 3443 requirements; the only shotgun manufacturer to pass these endurance, accuracy and quality tests. The 590A1/500 AOWs are designed for smooth, reliable operation and feature non-binding twin action bars; positive steel-to-steel lock-up; an anti-jam elevator; and dual extractors. Their lightweight, anodized aluminum receivers provide for added durability and for ease of operation, by right or left-handed shooters, the Compact Cruiser AOWs have Mossberg’s universally-recognized, ambidextrous top-mounted safety.
Both the 590A1 and 500 feature the ATI®T3 pistol grip, constructed of reinforced polymer and designed to absorb recoil energy before reaching the shooter’s hand. Less felt recoil reduces shooter discomfort and the time required to get back on target. The T3’s non-slip textured finish provides for a positive grip. Adding to the shooter’s comfort and ease of cycling, the Compact Cruiser AOWs have contoured polymer foregrips with a durable, webbed strap. The foregrip can be folded down, assisting in recoil reduction, or folded up against the magazine tube. Both the stock and foregrip feature a non-reflective black finish.
The 590A1 Compact Cruiser AOW (51664) has a 10.25-inch heavy-walled, cylinder bore barrel with front bead sight; convenient cleanout mag tube with 3+1 capacity; metal trigger guard; metal safety button; and anodized aluminum receiver with Parkerized steel finishes. The 500 Compact Cruiser AOW (51697) features a 7.5-inch cylinder bore barrel with front bead sight; 2+1 capacity; durable anodized finish on receiver; and Parkerized finish on barrel and mag tube. MSRP: $910 – $980.
Now Mossberg delivers its legendary pump-action reliability in a convenient sub-compact package. For more information on the 590A1 and 500 Compact Cruiser AOWs, please visit www.mossberg.com or your local Mossberg dealer.
About O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.
Founded in 1919, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. is the oldest family-owned firearms manufacturer in America, and is the largest pump-action shotgun manufacturer in the world. Leading the way with over 100 design and utility patents to its credit, and standing as the first ISO 9001 Certified long-gun manufacturer, Mossberg is considered to be one of the most innovative firearms manufacturers in U.S. History. For more information on commercial, special purpose, law enforcement and military shotguns, rifles and accessories, please visit their website at www.mossberg.com
This week on Cool Guns of The Internet. Todays post is brought to you by God and Nature in the form of wood.
If you have a firearm you would like us to post in next weeks CGI all you have to do is send us a picture of your firearms via email, at “email@example.com” and we’ll post it! But tell us what the firearm is and for more flavor, tell us a story about the gun like a funny hunting trip, or a sentimental story about the gun! Make it as detailed as possible! And let us know who you are if you want photo credit!
Introducing J-Man and Matt to the GEARS Crew, getting 7.5 MPG while hauling guns to the range, EPIC Drone footage and so much more!
Guns used in the video
H&K 45 Tactical
Mossberg Flex 12 Gauge
Remington R1 E 1911
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Taofledermaus tests out a Stabili-Shock rubber shotgun slug are super sonic speeds. While this test isn’t full of data and number it does paint a very clear picture of what happens if you do not properly load less-than-lethal rounds.
I do like the fact that he emphasizes that LE need to chrono the rounds if they plan on using them.
Shotguns are our subject today as we join the Crew in Las Vegas and see the best photos from the many taken. They are meant to show the variety of what is to be seen at Shot Show and are not necessarily a reflection of our editorial support.
Atticus James is traveling in India for the month of February. You can follow his adventures at AtticusJames.com. In the meantime, he has left all of the photos from Shot Show 2016 for those of us left behind to post for him. (This would explain any issues with photos being mislabeled. Apologies in advance if this happens). If you find a mislabeled photo, please let us know and we will fix it as soon as possible.
Shot Show 2016 Industry Day Final Recap
Clayton Shoots the Winchester Over Under Shot Gun
A look at the CMMG Mutant MK-47 KRINK
Watching the CMMG Mutant MK-47 SBR being shot
Clayton shooting the iwi Tavor 9mm
Atticus shooting the iwi Tavor
Atticus with the Springfield Armory M1A
Atticus shooting the Springfield Armory SOCOM 16 CQB
Visiting the Krissvector booth
Sunset on the Strip at Las Vegas
The next few weeks we will have posts by subject: rifles, shotguns, handguns, range gear & EDC, etc. Hope you will stay tuned for all the photos as we use the month of February to post all the photos and wrap up Shot Show 2016.
We want to take a moment and make a small disclaimer. We are posting the photos that our photographer got. We talked to so many people and some of the photos of those booths just didn’t turn out well. The posted photos in no way support one manufacturer over another. With so many people at the show, the lighting, etc, it was just the luck of the shot.
Atticus James is traveling in India for the month of February. You can follow his adventures at AtticusJames.com. In the meantime, he has left all of the photos from Shot Show 2016 for those of us left behind to post for him. (This would explain any issues with photos being mislabeled. Apologies in advance if this happens).
The Winchester Model 101 Over-Under 12 Gauge Shotgun Review
I own four shotguns. I have two pump actions and two semi-autos. Each of them have a use and a reason I own them. Some are for hunting or for shooting clays and others are for home defense. Something I have heard over the years from many types of people, is that you want a pump action for home defense. The reason for that, is because of the sound the shotgun makes when you chamber a round. This sound is what would scare off a would-be burglar.
The reverse side of that coin, is the joyful feeling I get when I eject the spent shells from an over-under. If you haven’t experienced an over-under, you are missing the feeling you get when you eject the spent shells and they are still smoking. It is a pretty badass thing to watch.
It is even more badass when you dust two clays in a row, you stand there and hit the lever while someone who saw the whole thing watches the shells fly. Sorry, where was I? Right, the Winchester Model 101 Over-Under.
Why I like Over-Unders
I believe there are three gun staples that anyone who likes guns should have. My list if three guns that all gun owners should have.
- A Shotgun
- A pistol
- GAU-8 Avenger
I will stick to my beliefs that any respectable “Gun Guy” will own all three.
I have been shooting Over-Unders for years and there is something about the simplicity of them that makes them so beautiful to me. I love modern firearms and the ability to customize and tacticool-out your firearms and make them fit a need. With a gun like this, I just want to preserve the history of them.
I have spent about five months with the Winchester Model 101. The more I have shot the 101 and the more I have looked at it, the more it has called me back to our roots in shotgun history.
The price is $1800 for the Model 101. On the surface, this seems steep, but when you look at the craftsmanship and detail of the firearm it is hard not to respect it. Over the years at SHOT Show®, we have stopped by booths with high dollar shotguns and and I thought man, if I had a half million dollars I would never spend it on a four piece shotgun set. When you sit down and take a look at why they do cost much, you can really understand that these are the work of masters and are truly pieces of art.
The Winchester Model 101 isn’t going to set you back $352,300. It is however beautiful enough to mount in your study or on the mantle in the living room while still being a firearm you feel comfortable enough to take down and go bird hunting with.
The Winchester Model 101 has been a true joy to shoot. There are just some things in life that cause bliss and shooting the Winchester Model 101 has been one of those moments. It takes me to a place of a simpler time where you don’t have to listen to someone trying to make their AR sound full auto. If your AR or AK is Rock and Roll than the Model 101 is Classical, and I sure do love classical.
I have this weird need to collect cleaning kits. It isn’t because I need 7 identical 12 gauge brushes or because I am lacking in the cleaning rod or cleaning cable department. It seems everyone has their own take on what a shooter needs to help them achieve the best clean possible and I like to see what the differences are. Most companies send out their version of oil and cleaner or even just CLP. However, so far, as much as I am willing to try new types of cleaners or CLPs I do favor my M-Pro7 32oz spray for cleaning.
– Over 40 firearm-specific cleaning components in a nylon case
– Six (6) Memory-Flex® Cables of varying length for effective and correct Breech-to-Muzzle® cleaning
– Twenty-two (22) bronze bore brushes to remove copper deposits and other fouling
– Obstruction removal tools for jammed cases and other blockages
– Specialized precision tools for complete breakdown and fine cleaning of all critical and hard to reach areas of your firearm
– Optics cleaning gear for care and maintenance of scopes, rangefinders and more
– Removable Tactical Cleaning System (Item # FG-750) for convenient carrying in the field
– Dimensions: 15 1/4″ x 8 3/4″ x 4 1/2″
As you can see in the picture above the main kit comes 14 different caliber brushes for just about every caliber you might need.
- 22 (.204 thru .222)
- 25 (.223 thru 6.5)
- 27 (.270 thru 7mm)
- 30 (.30 thru 8mm)
- 35 (.338 thru .357)
- 38 (.370 thru 9.3mm)
- 40 (.40 thru 10.75mm)
- 45 (.44 thru .458)
- 50 .50 thru 12.9mm)
- .410 GA Shotgun
- 28 GA Shotgun
- 20 GA Shotgun
- 16 GA Shotgun
- 12/10 GA Shotgun (
- .17 caliber short brush (rifle/pistol/air rifle)
- .22 caliber Short brush (rifle/pistol/air rifle)
The other six brushes are found in the removable tactical cleaning system
For me, this means I can clean all of my firearms and my friends and family can use this kit to clean theirs too.
Other brushes: It comes with a nylon brush that I like to use in addition to gun cleaning as my travel tooth brush and beard comb. I have found that a hit of rem oil really gets the teeth pearly white and the beard soft and shiny (No! Seriously, I promise I am NOT stupid enough to believe that I can use gun cleaning gear to brush my teeth or comb my beard! Just joking! You will harm yourself if you try this).
The Other Nougaty Stuff and Things
Otis ships this kit with carbon scrapers, 3 tubes of CLP, lens cleaners, patches for all calibers, cleaning parts for air guns and even a chamber brush for your ARs.
This kit doesn’t come with a brass cleaning rod but rather cleaning cables. I admit to having days I like them and days I don’t.
Removable Tactical Cleaning System
– 8″, 30″ and 34″ Memory-Flex® Cables for effective and correct Breech-to-Muzzle® cleaning
– Six (6) firearm-specific bronze bore brushes to remove copper deposits and other fouling
– Lightweight soft pack case with belt loop for convenient carrying
– T-handle and obstruction removal tools for jammed cases and other blockages
– Redesigned component holder secures and protects brushes and components
– Dimensions: 4″ x 4″ x 2 1/2″
The 6 brushes that come with this kit are 12/10 Gauge, .22 cal, .27 cal, .45, .38, and .30.
I think I would rather is be a MOLLE pouch but I am sure there is a good reason it isn’t. (I’ll ask at SHOT 2016)
The Otis Technology Elite Cleaning System retails for $99 Amazon. This kit is really nice in the brush department but I would have liked to have seen their AR BCM cleaning tool they call the B.O.N.E.® TOOL. They make them for both 5.56 and 7.62 bolts.
As I said earlier, I use this with M-Pro 7 cleaner and oil because I find it works best for me.
The Otis Technology Elite Cleaning System is great if you are looking for an all caliber in one kit. Everyone with more than one caliber collection should have one. This kits is a must for collectors, gun ranges, firearm instructors, etc.
If you are someone who stays in the 3 or 4 caliber range ( 9mm, .45, .22 and .30 caliber or what ever it might be) this kit might be overkill but if you know you are going to be branching out and getting into the revolver or big bore game or even just into the Shotgun game this kits is GREAT!
My only two comments, or wish list about what I would like to see changed or added is the BONE tool and the removable kit upgraded to MOLLE.
First I would like to say Happy New Years as this is the first post in 2015.
A number of people have been asking where we have been the past few weeks. The Crew has started the New Year with a bang and we have just been busy getting everything ready to go for reviews and some other awesome things we have planned for 2015.
As some of you may have already guessed by the lack of SHOT Show updates we will not be attending this year. We had to make some other life choices that kept us from having that week off. A lot of good friends of Gearsofguns.com will be there. We plan to bring you their updates on our site and social media. Never fear, you will still get your SHOT SHOW FIX!
You mentioned awesome plans for 2015. what are you talking about?
As a lot of these plans are still in development stages and not quite ready to be shared I will just say that we plan on bring you the READER on more interactive reviews and shooting events.
What kind of reviews does the Crew have planned?
Well I can tell you we are finishing up a number of gun reviews from 2014 and starting a ton of other fun reviews as soon as the SHOT Show dust clears.
We plan to bring more pistols, longer range and competition style reviews in 2015 as well as our standard rifle and shotgun reviews. We also plan more everyday carry items and general shooting accessories.
Social Media and Videos
2015 is the year I have finally given in to producing more videos. I have added a new member of the team who will be introducing himself on video here soon who will be more of a behind the scenes tech guy.
As some of you know well enough we suck at social media outside of our website and I vow to start fixing that problem as well.
What does this mean for you as the viewers?
Well I can just say that it will hopefully be a major content overhaul for you to get your gun and shooting accessories fix.