NEW GUNS AND GEAR PROVIDE WIDE CHOICES FOR THE ARMED CITIZEN
01. RUGER SP101 REVOLVER NOW IN 9MM
Ruger is now offering its sturdy SP101 stainless steel five-shot revolver in 9mm. This revolver features a 2.25-inch barrel, black ramp front sight and rear groove rear sight. It comes with a cushioned, black rubber grip with plastic inserts for a recoil-absorbing secure hold. Like all Ruger double-action revolvers, this new SP101 features Ruger’s patented transfer bar mechanism to prevent an accidental discharge and a triple-locking cylinder for strength. The SP101 can be taken down into its major sub-assemblies without special tools, making for easy maintenance. Included are three full-moon clips that each hold five cartridges for speedy reloads and to facilitate ejection of the spent casings. The revolver has an overall length of 7.2 inches and weighs 25 ounces unloaded.
Web: www.Ruger.com MSRP: $719
02. SPRINGFIELD ARMORY’S XD-E NOW IN .45 ACP
Last year, Springfield Armory introduced the XD-E, a hammer-fired double-action/ single-action (DA/SA) pistol in 9mm. Now the small, polymer-frame pistol is available in .45 ACP. The slim, single-stack pistol is just 1 inch wide and features a 3.3-inch barrel. The pistol’s low-effort slide purportedly offers 27 percent easier manipulation. Like the
9mm before it, the new .45 has an exposed hammer and ambidextrous manual safety/ decocker. The pistol comes with a steel combat rear sight and a high-visibility fiber optic front sight. The XD-E .45 weighs just 23 ounces empty. The pistol comes with one six-round magazine and one extended, seven-round mag.
Web: www.Springfield-Armory.com MSRP: $568
03. DESANTIS HAS HOLSTERS FOR THAT XD-E
If you buy one of those Springfield Armory XD-E .45 pistols mentioned above, you won’t have to search for a holster. DeSantis Gunhide already has 10 different holsters to fit that new gun. Shown is the
Cozy Partner inside-the-waistband holster. It’s specifically molded to the XD-E and has a tension screw to adjust the amount of retention you want. A memory band helps to keep the holster open for easy re-holstering. The holster is secured to your belt with the 1.5-inch loops. Other DeSantis IWB holsters for the XD-E .45 include the SofTuck, Pro-Stealth, Tuck-This II and Insider holsters. The Sof-Tuck and Tuck-This II can be worn with your shirt to be tucked it. The Pro-Stealth and Tuck-This II offer an integral elastic pouch for a spare magazine. DeSantis also offers outside-the-pants belt holsters for the XD-E, such as the basic Mini-Scabbard, Mini Slide and Thumb Break Mini Slide. For times when you might want to use a pocket holster with your XD-E, DeSantis offers The Nemesis and Super Fly models.
Web: www.DesantisHolster.com MSRP: $81.99 (for Cozy Partner model)
04. REX ZERO PISTOLS NOW AVAILABLE WITH A NICKEL FINISH
Arex Rex Zero pistols are now being offering with a highly corrosion-resistant nickel finish. The Fime Group, which imports the pistols, will have the Rex Zero 1S full-size and Rex Zero 1CP compact models with this finish. You will have the option of models with nickel-plated frame, slide and barrel with black chrome hardware, or models with a nickeled slide only. The Rex Zero 1S is a 9mm pistol with a 17-round capacity and a 4.25-inch barrel. It weighs 29 ounces without the magazine. These models will feature a new contour to the grip. The compact Rex Zero 1CP 9mm features a 15-round magazine and a 3.85-inch barrel. It weighs 25.12 ounces without the magazine.
MSRP: $789 full nickel; $715 with nickel slide only
05. ADD TWO ROUNDS TO YOUR GLOCK 42
Tango Down is now offering a Vickers Tactical +2 magazine extension for the Glock 42 .380 pistol. The extension, available in black only, increases the magazine capacity from six to eight and provides for a better, more sure grip on the pistol. It’s constructed of the same durable polymer material used in the magazine body. To enhance reliability, a longer, stainless steel magazine spring is included. Made in the U.S.
Web: www.TangoDown.com MSRP: $10.95
06. BOND ARMS INTRODUCES UNIQUE BULLPUP 9MM
Bond Arms has been known primarily for its double derringer pistols. Now the company has unveiled the Bullpup 9, a 9mm semi-auto in a bullpup configuration (with its action to the rear of the trigger group.) The compact design allows for pistol with a 3.35-inch barrel that’s only 5.1 inches long overall. A very interesting thing about this design is that the pistol strips each cartridge in turn backwards off of the top of the magazine as the slide moves backwards and then chambers the round as the slide moves forward. The action of the Bond Arms Bullpup 9 is double-action only with a trigger pull of about 7.5 pounds. It has drift-adjustable, dovetailed three-dot sights and engraved rosewood grips. It weighs 17.5 ounces. Included are two seven-round magazines.
Web: www.BondArms.com MSRP: $977
07. TRUGLO NOW MAKES NIGHT SIGHTS FOR CANIK PISTOLS
Truglo is now offering its Tritium Pro night sights for the Canik TP9 series of semi-automatic pistols. The sights, which never need batteries, are made with Swiss tritium and are assembled in the U.S. The front sight has a white ring around the tritium insert for fast sight acquisition. The rear sight features a U-notch, and the front of the sight is shaped so that it can be employed in emergency one-handed manipulation of the slide. The sights fit well in the dovetails on the Canik slide. Additionally, a set screw on the rear sight keeps it securely in place. The sights are available through Century Arms, which is the U.S. importer of Canik pistols, or through Truglo.
Web: www.CenturyArms.com, www.TruGlo.com MSRP: $99.99