2016 New product showcase.

Author:Jimenez, Jazz


With the introduction of hundreds of new products in a variety of categories,

manufacturers have launched the New Business Year. Dealers, take a look at the must-have products in this Showcase and consider contacting your distributors, sales reps or the manufacturers directly to drive your early-2016 sales. If you're attending the SHOT Show or other industry trade shows, we encourage you to stop by the company's booth to see these products firsthand or visit their website.

Along with the 2016 SHOT Show preview (pg. 42), the Universe's Greatest Buyer's Guide (pg. 76) and the first half of this two-part Showcase, Shooting Industry is committed to help boost your 2016 sales. Next month, we'll present the second half of this Showcase, along with additional New Business Year-focused articles.

WEATHERBY INC. 6.5-300 Magnum

(805) 227-2600


Weatherby introduces the New Mark V, which features the first significant refinements of this rifle from its introduction in 1958. The New Mark V stocks have been physically enhanced with a slimmer forearm and sharper lines and contours. The grip diameter has been reduced, a slight right-hand palm swell has been added and overall weight decreased. It features the new Weatherby LXX Trigger, which can be adjusted down to 2.5 lbs.

Weatherby also introduces the 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum cartridge. There will be three different options in loaded ammunition. Using Barnes and Swift bullets, the loads range form 3,531 fps to 3,395 fps at the muzzle. The 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum will be chambered in the New MarkV family of rifles and in the Accumark, Accumark RC and Ultra Lightweight models.


(800) 891-3600


The Woodland Whisper II Plus, a bluetooth-style ear bud, is a discreet hearing enhancement and amplification device. Users can hear sounds up to 100 feet away. The Woodland Whisper II Plus not only aids hearing, it provides noise suppression from loud sounds as well. The device has an easy-to-use volume control and its battery is easy to access. The Woodland Whisper II Plus comes with two batteries, multiple ear tips, two ear hangers and a felt carry case.


(503) 526-1400


Leupold introduces the VX-3i, which optimizes performance by improved light management. It's designed to deliver more than just light transmission and the Twilight Max light management system balances light across the visible spectrum, leading to brighter and crisper images. A dual spring precision adjustment system provides match-grade accuracy adjustments, while maintaining its in-the-field ruggedness and durability. The VX-3i is available in a variety of magnification ranges.

The updated Vendetta 2 bow-mounted laser rangefinder boasts a faster software package, an improved mounting system and the ability to use it on a crossbow. With Leupold's latest generation of range-finding software, hunters can range a target from full draw and the built-in True Ballistic Range (TBR) calculator automatically compensates for the shot angle. It can be mounted in any position on the bow, making it a good choice for right- or left-handed hunters on any model of bow.


(775) 828-0555


Legacy Sports' Howa Mini Action Rifle is now chambered in .222 Remington. Considered to be a varmint cartridge, the .222 Remington is accurate and flat-shooting with a low-ballistic coefficient. It also has low recoil. The cartridge, paired with the Howa barreled actions, is ideal for target shooting or varmint hunting. The Howa Mini Action Rifle's chamber and bolt are approximately 12 percent shorter than regular short actions. This produces a shorter bolt throw for faster reloads and less weight for the overall gun. Without a scope, the rifle weighs just 5.7 lbs. The Howa Mini Action Rifle has a 20-inch drawn barrel, a three-position safety and an HACT twostage trigger. It is also equipped with 10-round, synthetic, detachable magazines and uses a lightweight composition stock in OD Green, Black or camo-dipped Kryptek Highlander.

The Holdfast Reticle is on the Nikko Stirling Diamond riflescopes available from Legacy Sports. The reticle was developed to assist hunters make quick and accurate long-range shots. A wide variety of ammunition can be accurately used with this reticle including .270 150-grain, 7mm-08 140-grain, .308 150-grain, .30-06 165-grain and .338 210-grain.


(508) 795-3919


Kahr Firearms presents four firearms for 2016: the CW3833TU, CT3833TU, DE44TU and DE50TU.

The CW3833TU and the CT3833TU are part of the Value Series Product line and are chambered in .380 ACP. Both have a trigger-cocking DAO, lock breech and Browning-type recoil lug. They also have a drift-adjustable white bar-dot combat rear sight and a pinned in polymer front sight. Their black polymer frame stainless slide has a Cerekote Tungsten finish (dark graphite gray). The CW380TU features a 2.5-inch conventional rifled barrel with an overall length of 4.96 inches. It weighs 10.2 oz. without the magazine. The CT3833TU features a 3-inch conventional rifled barrel with an overall length of 5.52 inches. Without the magazine, it weighs 11.4 oz.

The DE44TU and DE50TU belong to the Mark XIX variant of the Desert Eagle. Both are gas-operated semi-autos with 6-inch barrels weighing 72 oz. They have a length of 10.75 inches and a width of 1.25 inches. They come in Cerekote Tungsten finish (dark graphite gray) with black appointments.


(970) 460-2000


Hexmag is introducing a new color to its magazine lineup: dark gray. The Hexmag Dark Gray magazine will be available in 30-, 15- and 10-round capacities (shown with optional Hexmag grip tape). Made of reinforced polymer and bearing the signature hexagonal pattern, Hexmag magazines feature a highly visible anti-tilt follower and a heat-treated 17-7 PH stainless steel spring.

Also from Hexmag, the Advanced Tactical Grip in FDE is a pistol grip for MSRs. It features X-Tech Tactical's patented adjustable receiver mount allowing for three angles of precision adjustment at 17, 25 and 33 degrees. It's compatible with


(800) 325-9568


SABRE Red announces the Pepper Gel Dorm/Apartment Kit and the RAINN Key Case Pepper Spray with Quick Release Key Ring. The Pepper Gel Dorm/Apartment Kit is ideal for college students. The kit's Door Stop Alarm emits a 120-dB signal to alert residents and others in case of an uninvited entry. At the same time, it prevents the door from opening with its non-skid pad. The kit's Pepper Gel with Flip Top meanwhile offers police-grade protection on the go with 25 bursts at up to 12 feet away. The durable key case with finger grip helps the user to aim the pepper spray in the right direction.

The RAINN Key Case Pepper Spray with Quick Release Key Ring offers police-strength protection with 25 bursts at up to 10 feet away. The key case has a finger grip for an accurate aim plus a quick-release key ring for immediate access when keys are in the ignition or door lock. Ten percent of all proceeds go to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).


(623) 434-7070


Galco Gunleather introduces a version of the WalkAbout IWB holster for revolvers. Carrying an HKSstyle speedloader or a moon clip addition to the revolver, the WalkAbout provides a grab-and-go solution to the challenge of packing a reload. With an open top, the WalkAbout allows a fast draw, while the reinforced mouth allows a smooth and easy return to the holster. It can be worn in either strongside carry or appendix carry configurations. Constructed of premium Center Cut Steerhide, the WalkAbout fits belts up to 1.75 inches wide.


(866) 451-1726


The Apex Pant from 5.11 Tactical was designed in colloboration with end-users. It is made of Flex-Tac mechanical stretch canvas with a Teflon finish for use outdoors in a variety of terrains. The Apex Pant features the ability to carry six MSR-style magazines covertly, a CCW-ready comfort waistband with seven belt loops, an internal flex cuff pocket and hidden handcuff key pockets.


(860) 229-9994


The Stag 7-S and the Stag 7L-S are hunting rifles equipped with a 3x-9x powered scope. Manufactured by Stag Arms, the rifles are part of the company's Stag 7 series specifically designed for hunting medium to large game. They have a 6.8 SPC SAAMI SPEC 2 chamber, a 20.77-inch heavy barrel with a 1/10-inch twist, and a target crown able to shoot 6.8 SPC ammunition. The Stag 7L-S is for left-handed shooters. The scope attached to the rifles is Nikon's Active Target Special installed with Nikon's one-piece scope mount.


(772) 776-5805


The .260 Remington 123-grain Sierra MatchKing is an accurate, medium-caliber load from Gorilla Ammunition. A flat-shooting and highly efficient cartridge, the .250 Remington has a flatter trajectory than the .308 Winchester making it ideal for long-range use. It has a muzzle velocity of 2,850 fps and muzzle energy of 1,135 ft/lb.




Luth-AR introduces the MBA-3 Carbine and MBA-4 Carbine stocks. The MBA-3 adds up to 1 inch of height on the cheek rest and an additional 1 1/1 b inches length of pull. It's made of glass-filled nylon and weighs 18 oz. In addition, the MBA-3 has a flat bottom index setscrew to eliminate the rattle of a carbine collapsible buttstock and features three-axis movement...

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