Welcome to the 2016 New Business Year. In these next 29 pages, you'll see products from dozens of manufacturers, distributors and importers to help launch your early-year sales. You'll see everything from firearms and optics to ammunition, knives, holsters, cleaning products and more. Dealers, if a product piques your interest, we encourage you to contact the manufacturer, your sales rep or distributor. If you're at an industry trade show, stop by the manufacturer's booth to handle the product yourself and place your order for the year.
A special "thank you" to all participating manufacturers, wholesalers and importers who worked with us in sending their product information and images prior to publishing this issue. Including the December 2016 New Product Showcase, we had more than 150 companies submit products to bring an added value to you, our readers. Here's to a successful 2016 New Business Year for everyone in the industry.
Benelli USA will be introducing three shotguns in 2016: The Ethos, the Franchi Instinct L and the Stoeger P3000.
The Ethos is a 28-gauge semi-auto in 3-inch chambering. With a barrel length of 26 inches and an overall length of 47 inches, the Ethos sports an engraved, nickel-plated receiver with gloss blue barrels and AA-grade satin walnut stock. It is designed to work with Fiochi 3-inch shotshells. The Ethos has a new bolt design with a carbon fiber rib and interchangeable sights.
The Franchi Instinct L is available in 28-gauge and .410 bore. It is an over/under shotgun with a barrel length of 28 inches and an overall length of 45.4 inches. The Franchi Instinct L has a color-case hardened receiver and a blued barrel. It has a true sub-gauge frame, A-Grade Satin Walnut stock, removable choke tubes and a fiber-optic front sight.
The Stoeger P3000 is also a 12-gauge pump-action shotgun. It has a barrel length of 28 inches and an overall length of 49.25 inches. It has black synthetic stock, a cross bolt safety, a rubber buttpad, sling studs, a rotating bolt head and a fiber optic front sight.
The 1911 chambered in .45 ACP from Coonan has a linkless barrel, pivoting trigger, and external extractor. These features are found in every Coonan pistol. With an overall length of 8.4 inches, the Coonan 1911 in .45 ACP is made of 17-4 PH stainless steel. Its 5-inch barrel is of 4340 carbon steel with a hard chrome plate. This handgun includes Novak-style rear sights and blade front sights. It also incorporates an extended slide catch and thumb lock to simplify one-handed operation. The Coonan .45 ACP package includes a seven-round single-stack magazine, a carrying case and a lock for additional storage safety.
XS SIGHT SYSTEMS
XS Sights introduces the XS Armorer's Block for AR Platforms. Made of 6061-T6 aluminum, the upper receiver armorer's block will allow the gunsmith or enthusiast to assemble, modify or maintain most MSRs. This block will work with AR-15, AR-10, SR25 and DPMS GII upper receivers.
The XS Bore Guide for DPMS GII and AR-15 Platforms keeps the cleaning rod centered while cleaning the bore to help preserve the accuracy of the rifle. It also allows for easy application of solvent and oils to the patch or brush without creating a mess. It will work with all MSR-style rifles between 5.56 and .30-caliber.
The XS Anti-Walk Pin for Remington VERSA MAX and Benelli M1/M2 is a headed pin retained by a pan head screw, acting as a mechanical lock to keep the VERSA Max and Benelli M1/M2 factory trigger group pin in place.
The XS 1911 Suppressor Height sights are available for 1911s with Novak cuts in a height tall enough to see over a suppressor.
Ruger introduces a state-compliant model of the AR-556. This new model is legal for sale in the following, otherwise restricted locations: Colorado, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Puerto Rico. Similar to the standard AR-556, this model has a non-threaded barrel, fixed stock with 13.5-inch length of pull and a 10-round metal magazine. With a 16.1-inch barrel, the state-compliant model is 34.4 inches in length and weighs 7.10 lbs.
Ruger debuts a new line of ammunition, Ruger ARX Ammunition. Manufactured by PolyCase under license from Ruger, this line of ammunition will feature PolyCase's injection molded copper/polymer ARX projectiles. Initial offerings include .380 Auto, 9mm Luger, .40 S&W and .45 Auto.
In a partnership with CRKT, Ruger announces a line of Ruger knives to the commercial sporting market. The complete knife line was designed exclusively for Ruger by CRKT and is being built by CRKT. The Ruger knife line includes designs for everyday carry, hunting, tactical uses and self-preparedness and are crafted in varying sizes and finishes.
WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS
Winchester Repeating Arms celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2016 by offering five special firearms: The Commemorative Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" Lever Action Rifle; the Model 1873 and Model 94 lever-action rifles; the Model 70 bolt-action rifle; and Model 101 over/under shotgun.
The highlight of the company's offerings for 2016 is the Commemorative Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" Lever-Action Rifle. Made of polished brass, it is faithful to the original and embellished with authentic Ulrich-style engraving. The Model 1866 comes in .44-40 Win. caliber with grade V/VI walnut straight-grip stock, a satin oil finish and a classic rifle-style forearm.
The Model 101 12-gauge shotgun with a gloss-finish high-grade IV/V walnut stock has 24 lines-per-inch cut checkering. Like the other commemorative rifles, the Model 101 features deep relief scroll engraving with gold embellishments including the Winchester 150th Anniversary logo and the WRA scroll trademark on the barrel.
Aside from the commemorative rifles, Winchester Repeating Arms is also introducing its rifle lineup for 2016: The XPR Hunter; the SX3 Ultimate Sporting Adjustable and SX3 Composite Sporting Carbon Fiber models; and the SXP Extreme Deer Hunter Camo and SXP Long Beard models.
The XPR Hunter features a polymer stock in Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo with textured panels. Other features found on this Winchester Repeating Arms bolt-action design include an M.O.A. trigger system with zero take-up, zero creep and zero overtravel. Matte blued metal surfaces minimize glare. The XPR Hunter will be offered in all popular calibers from .243 Win. to .338 Win. Mag.
The SX3 Ultimate Sporting Adjustable has a matte nickel-plated receiver, satin oil grade II/III walnut stock with adjustable comb with cut checkering and ported Perma-Cote gray barrel with vent rib and TRUGLO fiber-optic sight and white mid-bead. New features include a signature Red Briley bolt handle, bolt release button and magazine cap weight system. It's available in 12-gauge 2.75inch chambering in 28-, 30- or 32-inch barrel lengths.
The Digital F.A.T. Wrench has an ergonomic over molded design, a large LCD digital display for ease of viewing, low battery indicator and an audible indicator tone. It works in the 15-100 inch/pound range with a +/- 2 percent accuracy.
The Armorer's Handgun Sight Tool is a precision-machined unit that's designed to install, uninstall or adjust front and rear dovetail sights. It will work on all semi-auto pistols and has reference marks for precise adjustments. A large four-post drive knob is used to easily push the sight.
The Professional Digital Trigger Gauge features an ergonomic over-molded design, with readings in the 0-12 lb. range--accurate to +/- 0.1 oz. A load sensor directly contacts the trigger and it features max, min, average and live functions. The arms fold inside the housing to protect the load sensor when not in use.
Hoppe's Gun Medic cleans firearms to prevent them from malfunctioning due to the buildup of gunpowder, lubricant and grime. Gun Medic products will clean and lubricate firearms quickly and effortlessly. The lube temperature tolerance ranges from -65[degrees] and 500[degrees]F. Featuring a bio-based formula, Gun Medic is available in 4- and 10-oz. sizes.
SIG SAUER INC.
SIG SAUER announces line extensions In firearms, optics and ammunition for 2016. In firearms, SIG releases the SIG MPX Carbine In 9mm. The modular 9mm SIG MPX Carbine maintains all the ergonomic controls of the short-barrel rifle and pistol variants, but now with a 16-inch hammer-forged barrel. A full length-aluminum KeyMod handguard provides room for mounting lights, lasers and grips. It features ambidextrous controls, a three-position collapsing stock and a fully closed bolt.
The redesigned SIGM400 Predator hunting rifle offers a series of enhanced features optimized for hunters in the field. Available in 5.56 mm or 300 Blackout, the SIGM400 Predator features a two-stage match trigger and a hammer-forged stainless steel barrel in 18 inches (for 5.56) and 16 inches (for 300 Blackout). A top Picatinny rail allows for optics, and the ALG aluminum free-floating handguard features M-Lok attachment points.
SIG SAUER introduces the P250-22, which is built on the same platform as the centerfire P250 variants and has the same serialized fire control group. Offered in the Compact configuration, it can be converted to centerfire with an X-Change Kit. SIG has also reintroduced the P225 to its catalog, with the P225-A1. It retains the original look and feel of the P225, but features an enhanced trigger and precision manufacturing.
From SIG's Electro-Optics Division, the TANGO Series of tactical...