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Blue Book of Gun Values Now Available as an APP! (Part II)

AM-TAC Precision Hush puppy

A cartridge that hits harder than any other round (beyond 150 yards) from a standard-sized AR , plus looks COOL as hell ,and only requires a barrel swap? Sign me up!

AM-TAC has introduced a very well thought out cartridge that adds additional performance and eloquently blends the best features from .300blk and .458 Socom style cartridges. It has hard-hitting up-close performance with a sectional density that rivals the .458, and the long range ballistic coefficient enables it to hold its speed at a great distance. We really think this will be more than just a novelty if manufacturers and ammo suppliers take notice.

Silencerco’s Salvo 12

A commercially-viable shotgun suppressor. Not much more needs to be said, but we will say that this suppresser is elegant, functional, and brings the noise down to a respectable 136db, well below the OSHA ear-safe minimum. Really, it’s a true first in the shotgun world for suppressors, at least from a viability standpoint as all the others we’ve seen are little more than proofs of concepts.

We’re as impressed with their “#FightTheNoise” marketing campaign as we are with the suppressor itself. By positioning “evil silencers” in a more suitable and less threatening light, (as they truly are!), we’re hoping the general public takes notice and suggests to their respective politicians that NFA regulation of these devices is unwanted and unnecessary.

Gun Locker

What’s the first thing everybody does when they receive a new gun? They toss that ridiculous and flimsy cheap red cable lock. It’s clumsy to use, clunky, and the same goes for the typical trigger lock.

Enter Gun Locker’s new take on disabling the use of a firearm. This device is small, elegant, and very effective from what we saw at SHOT Show. The tiny device resides in the chamber and barrel of the pistol and completely renders the pistol useless, but without being obtrusive, flimsy, or in the way. Really, it’s a clever design and one that we think will catch on at the OEM level, as there is not only a likely cost savings over the typical red cable lock (once manufacturing economies of scale are refined), but also a branding and user acceptance gain as it’s functional and likely to be put into use by the gun’s owner.

Leupold & Stevens D-EVO

Remember the advent of picture-in-picture TV? Well, this completely new style of optic from Leupold offers a very distinct advantage over traditional scope/magnified optics and red-dot style sights. Virtually on the same plane, the shooter is afforded a magnified (6x) optic with tactical holdover reticle just below a rapid acquisition red dot sight. Really, without head movement, the shooter can choose two styles of optic with just slight eye movement without flipping a lever, twisting a ring, or flipping a magnifier over. It’s really an innovative step forward in our opinion.

In typical Leupold fashion, the optics are clear, the reticle crisp, and the application of the sight is rather ingenious.

Sharpshooter 22 Long Rifle Reloading Kit

Right now, .22LR ammo is as tough to find as an honest politician. Once plentiful and cheap, .22s have just flat out disappeared, and the light at the end of the tunnel looks pretty dim.

Enter the Sharpshooter .22 reloader kit. It’s a comprehensive kit to enable one to cast his/her own bullets and reuse the once discarded .22 casings. It’s very similar in concept to traditional metallic cartridge reloading, but with a few nuances unique only to rimfire cartridges. You’ll need to take a few extra steps in reloading this ammo, especially compared with the sheer volume one can crank out with a modern progressive press (this may leave you slightly disappointed), but you can STILL RELOAD .22S!

We think this will catch on (given the shortage continues). Refined and component availability (bullets) and further mechanization will allow for even more viability with “rolling your own” .22s.

At a cost of three bricks of .22s in today’s prices; $149 isn’t unreasonable.

About Blue Book Publications, Inc.

Originally founded in 1989, Blue Book Publications, Inc. has been the leader for both up-to-date gun values and relevant information, in addition to publishing many other value guides on everything from guitars to pool cues. It also has published a wide variety of best quality publications on engraving, automobiles, and modern black powder reproductions and replicas. Now in its 35th Anniversary Edition, the best-selling Blue Book of Gun Values has over 1.5 million books in print worldwide and remains the leader within the firearms industry.


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