Is anyone else going to the SHOT Show in January? I’ll be headed out there and I am really looking forward to getting my “gun on” so to speak. There are a lot of new guns that will be introduced, and I can hardly wait to see them all!
If you have never been to the SHOT Show, it is an industry event that caters to the manufacturers, distributors and retailers. The general public is not let into the show. The expo is meant for business, and if you are just a shooter, you will have to rely on others to tell you all about the new guns that will be coming out in 2014.
There is often a lot of new ammo, in addition to new guns, that is introduced at the trade show. For example, at a recent show, there were new rifle loads from Black Hills Ammunition.
In .223 Remington, Black Hills is producing two new cartridges featuring Barnes bullets. The first uses a 55 grain TSX bullet. The TSX is an all-copper bullet that is designed to fully expand on impact, yet still penetrate deeply.
The second new .223 loading uses the Barnes MPG (Multi-Purpose Green) bullet. The MPG is a fragmenting bullet designed for limited penetration. This load is good for ranges with steel targets as these bullets have limited ricochet potential. The MPG is lead-free.
Black Hills is also loading the TSX bullet in .243 Winchester now.
- .223 Rem 55 gr TSX – 3200 fps/1250 ft-lbs of energy
- .223 Rem 55 gr MPG – 3200 fps/1250 ft-lbs of energy
- .243 Win 85 gr TSX – 3200 fps/1932 ft-lbs of energy
And Black Hills is not the only ammo company loading new stuff. You can expect to find lots of new loads from companies like Remington, Winchester, Hornady and Speer. Smaller businesses like Corbon and Double Tap always have a few new things for all of the gun owners also. If you can, get yourself to the 2014 SHOT Show. If you can’t make it, be sure to stick around for all of the info I will gather for you.
It is sooner than I expected, but Ruger announced a new rifle yesterday: the Ruger American Rimfire rifle. This new long gun is a bolt-action rifle chambered for the .22 LR and .22 Magnum rimfire cartridges. While completely different, the gun shares a lot of the characteristics of the 10/22 rifles, including the ability to use the same magazines.
The new Ruger rifle will come in two varieties: a compact with an 18″ barrel and a standard model with a 22″ barrel. Both can be had in either caliber. MSRP is $329 on any variety of this gun.
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New guns for 2014 is a brand new website dedicated to news on all of the brand new firearms that are coming out in the next year.
If you go over to the about page, you will read a little more about why I am starting this site. But suffice it to say that I love shooting and my job taught me all about writing. So, I figured I would start writing about something I love doing. I got into guns after a former boyfriend introduced me to shooting. Let me say there isn’t anything sexier than pulling an AR in tight and squeezing off a few rounds.
Not me, but I do own Multi-Cam pajamas!
This site will have all sorts of news and stories on new guns as they roll out. Leading up to the next SHOT Show, I’m sure there will be a ton of new things announced, and I will have them here.
I am planning on attending the SHOT Show in January, but a lot of that depends on the response I get here. Going to see all of the new firearms in Vegas is certainly exciting. However, it is also very expensive. I can’t plan to do that if there isn’t anyone interested in seeing me holding and shooting guns.
I don’t discriminate: I like revolvers and pistols, bolt guns and semi-autos. A pump shotgun is great, but so is a gas operated one. If I see a new gun that interests me, I will gladly post it here for your information!
Are there any specific firearms that you guys want to see? If so, shout out in the comment section and let this girl know what you want to see! If you want something specific, like me doing YouTube videos shooting guns, let me know that also. Maybe you would like to see me running in my three-gun competitions? Heck, just let me know!!