IWI US, Inc., has brought its first bullpup shotgun to market: the Tavor TS12. The 12-gauge gas-regulated, smoothbore semi-automatic shotgun feeds from one of three magazine tubes, each capable of holding four 3” shotgun shells or five 2” shotgun shells, for a total potential magazine capacity of 15 +1 rounds. The TS12 can be fed and unloaded from either side and configured for either right- or left-side ejection or operation.
Not long ago I had the opportunity to spend time with the Nikon team at a shooting event. One of the most convenient pieces of new gear I got to work with was a pair of LaserForce 10×42 binoculars with a laser rangefinder system built into it. Not only was the view through the lenses crisp and bright, the distance readings were exceptionally quick.
Century Arms is expanding its Draco line of compact AK-pattern pistols to include the new NAK9 chambered in 9 mm. The company has wisely designed the magazine well to accept factory and after-market magazines designed for Glock G17 and G19 pistols in capacities ranging from 15 to 33 rounds.
The last of the original Auto Mag semi-automatic pistols, chambered in .44 AMP, was built in 1982. In 1983, the pistol was featured in the fourth “Dirty Harry” movie, Sudden Impact, after character Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) loses his iconic Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver. The Auto Mag’s short-recoil operated action employs a rotary bolt with locking lugs much like those found in AR-15 rifles and the much heavier Desert Eagle pistol. The .44 AMP cartridge launches .429 caliber, 240-gr. bullets for performance levels comparable to a .44 Mag. revolver.
Adaptive Tactcial’s series of Tac-Hammer polymer stocks for Ruger 10/22 rifles and Charger pistols provide a high-performance upgrade for these popular semi-automatic rimfires. The durable all-season polymer construction provides comfortable griping surfaces and features not found on factory stocks. This year the company is adding the new TK22B to the line-up, which is designed specifically for the Takedown version of the Charger pistol.