SHOT Show 2009 Preview

Here’s a quick look at the latest ammo, handguns, and long guns that you will see in Orlando this month.


ATK/Federal Tactical Bonded LE Rounds

ATK/Federal's Premium Law Enforcement Tactical Bonded ammunition is made exclusively for law enforcement and offers excellent accuracy and terminal performance. Designed to overcome barriers, the Tactical Bonded Handgun hollow points maintain 100-percent weight retention through most barriers with excellent jacket integrity and expansion to 1.5 times actual caliber size. Several different training loads are also available.

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Hornady TAP Rounds

Hornady makes tactical application police (TAP) rifle rounds in a variety of calibers from .223 Remington to .338 Lapua. Included in the line are three different types of .223 TAP rounds, including original TAP, barrier-defeating TAP, and training TAP. The TAP training ammo delivers comparable performance to the tactical ammo. The TAP Barrier rounds are designed to penetrate steel doors and deliver terminal performance on the opposite side.

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International Cartridge Frangible Duty Hollow Point

International Cartridge Corp. developed its Frangible Lead-Free Special Duty Hollow Point ammunition to create a safer, more effective duty round for contemporary law enforcement. Unlike conventional lead-based duty rounds, International Cartridge's Green Elite HP Duty fragments and creates several wound channels, making it more likely that one shot will stop a threat. Additionally, Green Elite HP Duty's fragmentation properties significantly reduce the potential for damage or injury from ricochet. The company's training rounds are specifically designed to match the function and accuracy of its duty rounds.

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Remington Tac 8 Buckshot

Remington's broad line-up of shotshells includes full-power Express buckshot, Slugger rifled slugs, Reduced Recoil loads, target loads, and tactical loads. The company's Tac 8 Buckshot is available in standard and Magnum loads. It features Remington's proprietary one-piece compression section Power Piston wad column, polymer buffering, and hardened 3-percent antimony pellets. The combination of these features produces patterns that are 25 percent tighter than standard buckshot. Tac 8 shells are primer and mouth waterproofed for maximum reliability.

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RUAG Ammotec Tactical Ammo

Swiss munitions manufacturer RUAG Ammotec has recently made a push to capture part of the American law enforcement market. The company offers a wide range of cartridges for pistols and subguns, as well as the Swiss P family of rifle cartridges. Swiss P cartridges are available in a variety of calibers, including .223 Remington, .308 Winchester, .300 Win. Mag., .338 Lapua Mag, and .300 Whisper. Varieties of Swiss P ammo include armor piercing, ball, target, tactical, and subsonic.

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Winchester Supreme Elite Bonded PDX1

Winchester's new Supreme Elite Bonded PDX1 was chosen by the FBI as its primary service round. The ammo is engineered to maximize terminal ballistics as defined by the FBI's new testing protocol. Supreme Elite Bonded PDX1 ammo is produced using a proprietary bonding process that welds lead and jacket together for better control of expansion and improved retained weight. The ammo is available in 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, and .38 Special.

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Bushmaster A3 Type Patrolman's Carbine

The Bushmaster A3 Type Patrolman's Carbine is modeled after M4-type carbines, with a military barrel profile and six-position telescoping buttstock, but with additional barrel length to make it legal for sale to individual officers. It has a semi-automatic configuration with a 16-inch barrel.

This carbine is available in three modes of fire operation: safe/semi-auto, safe/semi-auto/full-auto, and safe/semi-auto/three-shot burst. Lightweight aluminum receivers are designed for maintenance simplicity and operation reliability and include cartridge case deflector, bolt catch assembly, and raised ribs for protection against accidental magazine release.

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Heckler & Koch HK416 carbine

The 5.56 mm HK416 carbine was originally developed by Heckler & Koch for U.S. SPECOPs. With a proprietary gas piston system, it avoids introducing propellant gases and carbon fouling back into the weapon's interior.

Premium steel is used to manufacture the HK416 barrel and ensures excellent performance for more than 20,000 rounds with minimal degradation of accuracy and muzzle velocity. HK416 variants are available with 10.4-, 14.5-, 16.5-, and 20-inch barrels.

A free-floating four-quadrant rail system allows all current accessories, sights, lights, and aimers used on M4/M16/AR15-type weapons to be fitted to the HK416. The rail system can be installed and removed without tools.

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Springfield Armory AA9627 SOCOM Rifle

The SOCOM rifle is a compact, powerful, close-quarter-battle rifle. It is chambered for 7.62mm NATO and features a 16-inch barrels with a re-tuned gas system. A proprietary, high-efficiency muzzle brake eliminates muzzle rise, enabling users to stay on target for faster, more accurate follow-up shots. The new Cluster Rail System of the SOCOM II accommodates any accessory designed to fit a standard Picatinny rail.

The rifle also features XS sights post with tritium insert and an enlarged military aperture.

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Kel-Tec RFB

Kel-Tec's RFB (Rifle Forward ejection Bullpup) is a gas-operated semi-automatic rifle in 7.62mm NATO. Barrels vary from 18 inches to 32 inches and feature a MilSpec Picatinny rail. No open sights are provided.

The RFB's stock and mechanism cross-section is similar to that of a conventional rifle, but the breech is separated from the shooter's face by two layers of 1.6 mm steel, with gas expansion directed downward.

All controls are fully ambidextrous, the trigger mechanism has up to five individual adjustments, and the safety disconnects the trigger and blocks the hammer action. The RFB accepts standard FAL-type magazines.

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Mossberg 500 SPX

The new 500 SPX contains the time-tested Mossberg 500 receiver, which utilizes a six-position adjustable tactical stock, allowing the shooter to adjust from 10.75-inch to 14 5/8-inch length of pull. An M16-style fiber optic front sight and LPA ghost ring rear sight work by themselves or can be used as a backup system when optics are attached to the Picatinny rail. The 18.5-inch ported barrel makes this 12-gauge pump gun easy to shoot, minimizing muzzle lift and resulting in faster reacquisition of the target.

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Remington Model 870P

The tactical model 870P with a 14-inch barrel is ideal when space is limited, or concealment a must.

The standard model 870P 12-gauge with rifle sights is equipped with a synthetic blaze orange Speedfeed stock and fore-end for instant identification during less-lethal applications. It is also available in black. Barrel length choices are 14 and 18 inches, with bead or rifle sights and either modified or cylinder chokes.

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Ruger M77 Hawkeye Tactical Rifle

Ruger's M77 Hawkeye Tactical Rifle is available in .223 Remington, .308 Winchester, and .243 Winchester. Rifling twist is matched to each caliber. All models feature standard-length centerfire bolt-action-controlled round feed, heat-treated alloy receiver, two-stage adjustable target trigger, three-position manual safety, and a more effective recoil pad. Magazine capacity is four rounds. No front or rear sights are offered.

The barrel material and finish are both blued Hawkeye matte. Barrel length is 20 inches and overall length is 40 inches.

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FN FNP-45 Pistol

The FNP-45 features traditional double-action/single-action operation, a high-capacity polymer frame with interchangeable backstrap inserts, accessory rail, and ambidextrous frame-mounted decocking levers and magazine release. The FNP-45's barrel is hammer-forged and the stainless steel slide has a hard, matte black Melonite finish for added durability.

The FNP-45 also offers a loaded chamber indicator on the external extractor. A variety of standard and night sights are available. All FNPs come standard with three magazines and a lockable hard case.

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Glock Glock 30 SF

The Glock 30 SF offers the accuracy and power of the previous model in a more-compact, highly concealable .45 ACP companion pistol. Its features include the Glock tactical rail for mounting lights and weapon accessories. The G30 SF also features a hammer-forged octagonal rifled barrel with a one-in-15.75-inch rate of twist designed for increased durability, low maintenance, and precision of accuracy when firing. The G30 receiver has been reengineered to provide a smaller diameter grip, resulting in a trigger reach that is more comfortable for individuals with smaller hands. With a magazine extending slightly below the receiver, the G30 SF offers a 10-round magazine capacity.

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Kahr P380 Pistol

The P380 pistol, chambered for the .380 ACP cartridge, has a 2.5-inch barrel and an overall length of 4.9 inches, with a height of 3.9 inches. It weighs in at 9.97 pounds without a magazine. The P380 is constructed of a black polymer frame, matte stainless slide, and textured polymer grips. It features a lock breech, modified Browning-type recoil lug, and Kahr's six patents, including the "safe cam" action found in all Kahr pistols. The .75-inch slide is machined from solid 416 stainless bar stock and locks back on the last round. The P380 model features two high-quality 400-series stainless steel six-round magazines.

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Kimber 1911 .45 ACP Pistol

Designed specifically for the LAPD Special Investigation Section (SIS), Kimber's 1911 .45 ACP pistol features a gray KimPro II premium finish that is durable and self-lubricating. SIS-pattern slide serrations, SIS night sight with cocking shoulder for one-handed cocking, and lightweight SIS hammer for reduced lock time and increased accuracy are standard features. Slides and frames are machined from stainless steel and logo grips have a special smooth/stippled pattern. Barrels, chambers, and trigger groups are all match-grade.

Four models of SIS pistols are offered, with barrels ranging from three to five inches.

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Springfield Armory XD(M)

The XD(M) is available in 9mm and .40 caliber, with capacities of 19+1 rounds and 16+1 rounds. Both weigh 32 ounces and are 8 inches in length. Features include dovetail front and rear (steel) three-dot sights, and a trigger pull of 5.5 to 7.7 pounds.

Safety features of the XD(M) include a striker status indicator, a loaded chamber indicator, the Ultra Safety Assurance trigger system that guards against accidental discharge, and a grip safety.

The XDM also features major grasp slide serrations, match-grade barrel, and a minimal reset trigger. The pistol ensures minimal error in assembly by removing the need to pull the trigger during assembly and disassembly.

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Beretta Px4 Storm

Available in two calibers—9mm and .40 S&W—the Px4 Storm pistol uses an exclusive Beretta innovative locked breech with rotating barrel system, and its light frame employs modern thermoplastic technology.

Other features include an integrated rail, visible automatic firing pin block, three-dot sight system coated in Superluminova photosensitive material, and ambidextrous safety.

Magazines hold up to 17 9mm rounds and 14 rounds of

.40 S&W, with an optional three-round extension available for each caliber. Multiple sized, reversible magazine release buttons allow for customization to the individual's hand size.

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Kel-Tec PF-9

Kel-Tec's PF-9 is a semi-automatic, locked breech pistol, chambered for the 9mm Luger cartridge. Light at just 12.7 ounces and flat, it was developed with maximum concealability in mind. The barrel, locking system, slide stop, assembly pin, front sight, recoil springs, and guide rod are adapted from the P-11.

The pistol's rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation. The PF-9 has a single stack magazine holding seven rounds. Firing mechanism is Double-Action Only with an automatic hammer block safety.

An under-barrel accessory rail accepts the latest compact weapon lights and lasers, and has one locking notch in the forward position.

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SIG Sauer P250

Completely modular, with fewer parts than a traditional Classic SIG Sauer pistol, the P250's innovative design allows for immediate change in caliber and size (subcompact, compact, and full) without compromising functionality, accuracy, and reliability. Available in 9mm, .357 SIG, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP, the P250 is Double Action Only and its quick takedown requires few tools.

Six different ergonomic combinations are available for each size of the P250, allowing for quick and easy change-out in grip circumference and trigger length. You can choose from three grip sizes (small, medium, and large) and two available finishes (nitron and two-tone). An accessory rail system is built on the frame for lights and other tactical accessories.

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Ruger SR9 Pistol

The 9mm Ruger SR9 pistol features 17 + 1 capacity with a slim grip, a narrow slide, and an ambidextrous frame-mounted manual safety and magazine latch.

Its structurally rigid, recoil-reducing, glass-filled nylon frame features a reversible backstrap that allows owners to quickly and easily customize the size and feel of the grip. The pistol's rear sight—part of the low-profile, high-visibility, three-dot sight system—is click-adjustable for elevation. Both front and rear sights are drift adjustable for windage.

An attached Picatinny rail accepts firearm-mounted lights for target identification in all light conditions, or an easy-to-use laser. Ruger's SR9 pistol also offers an internal trigger bar interlock and striker blocker, trigger safety, magazine disconnect, and a visual and tactile-loaded chamber indicator.

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Smith & Wesson M&P45 Pistol

Smith & Wesson's M&P45 polymer-framed sidearm in .45 ACP is offered with a traditional black frame with or without a thumb safety. The frame-mounted thumb safety acts as a passive safety device allowing the slide to be pulled toward the rear, clearing the firearm without disengaging the safety.

This mid-sized pistol features a four-inch barrel. It ships with a

10 + 1 magazine and three interchangeable grips. A steel dovetail mount front sight and a steel Novak Lo-Mount carry rear sight come standard. Tritium sights are also available.

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