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FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2022

- EDITOR’S NOTE -
 
Outdoor Wire Special Edition Returns to Single Daily Delivery
The Outdoor Wire SHOT Show Special Edition returns to the regular publishing schedule today. There will be no PM Edition. Our SHOT Show Special coverage ends with Monday's edition.
- ARCHERY -
The CenterPoint Archery crew of 2022 crossbows is a class of budget friendly yet feature rich models that fire at velocities of up to 430 feet-per-second, include silent cranking, and come as sleek as 8-inches wide, axle-to-axle.
- BIRDING -
Bald eagle nesting activity increases in Ohio during the winter months, providing additional chances to see these majestic birds hunt, repair their nests, and establish territory, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
- ENFORCEMENT -
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission responded to an incident where a black bear injured a man in Daytona Beach at approximately 7:30 p.m. on January 19. The man received non-life-threatening injuries from a bear while attempting to protect his dogs. The man’s dogs were not injured.
- INDUSTRY -
Mission First Tactical, LLC announced that it has been awarded a contract from the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization to supply it with MFT’s BATTLELINK Minimalist Stock.

Outdoor America announced that they have assembled millions of safe neighborhood digital impressions for hunting and shooting sports brands and marketers available for advertising campaigns.
CUGA® has continued its strong trajectory this fall as evidenced by overwhelming growth within the company’s line of outstanding pet care products.
The readers of Predator Xtreme awarded CCI the 2022 Gold Award in the category of Rimfire Ammunition. The Readers’ Choice Awards are 100-percent reader driven and deliver unbiased views of what everyday hunters use and count on in the field.
Federal has received the 2022 Gold Award in the category of Shotshells by the readers of Predator Xtreme.   Federal offers a large variety of buckshot loads for hunting predators of all types.

- LITIGATION -
The Firearms Policy Coalition announced two important victories at the Ninth Circuit in cases challenging COVID order closures of firearm and ammunition retailers in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
- NEW PRODUCTS -
Galco’s update of the traditional bellyband, the UnderWraps Elite, includes a single holster component that can be placed in a number of positions along the band. It includes an adjustable welt for secure fit to a range of handguns.
Hawke Optics adds a new option to its premium Frontier riflescope line with the new Frontier 34 FFP scope. It’s built with Extreme Long Range (ELR) and King Of 2 Miles (KO2M) shooters in mind.
CTR has developed a line of Mossy Oak outdoor gear that caters to the angler. Expanding their lineup of performance-proven and multisport-versatile headwear, CTR proudly unveils a remarkable outdoor-focused fishing collection.

Pietta/EMF announced the exhibition of the GWII Posse II revolver at the SHOT Show. From the deep, rich color-casehardened frame to the blued cylinder, 3 ½” octagonal barrel with a “swing-wide” ejector rod head, and form-fitting walnut grip, Pietta/EMF is elevating the standard single action to a whole new level.
Benelli USA’s Super Black Eagle series is expanded with the release of eight new 3-inch chamber 28-gauge SBE 3 models. Eight models mark the 28-gauge SBE 3’s introduction, differentiated by barrel length and stock finish.
Mossy Oak Outdoor Dog, manufacturer of odor control and pet care products specifically for outdoor and sporting dogs, offers their specially formulated and perfected Sporing Dog Spray and Shampoo.
Taurus introduced the TX22 Competition SCR. It features a precision engineered slide and match-grade bull barrel. The “skeletonized” slide with enlarged ejection port is designed so that a red dot optic can be mounted to the barrel.

Stoeger Industries expands their PCP line with the new XM1 Bullshark. It features a bullpup configuration combined with an integrated suppressor, virtually no recoil, and Olympic-grade accuracy.
DeSantis Gunhide introduces a new holster called the Outdraw Chest Rig, Style #209. The holster component is precision molded from Kydex. It is optics compatible and is also tension adjustable.
Franchi gives southpaw hunters their own sub-gauge option by introducing the all-new Affinity 3 Left-Hand in 20-gauge. The Affinity 3 Left-Hand 20-gauge is built around the Inertia Driven action, with the ejection port and safety button positioned on the left side of the receiver.
Benelli USA expands the award-winning Lupo line with six new colored BE.S.T. surface-treated models that bridge Lupo’s precision performance and technological innovation with contemporary styling.

MOJO Outdoors introduces the MOJO Hull Sacker, which is a net basket with a specially designed hinged lid that allows one to conveniently rake hulls into the basket using only the two hands - as the basket serves as the container and no additional container is needed.
For 2022, GAMO Adult Precision Airguns brings the multi-shot ARROW PCP in .177 and .22 calibers. This sleek new PCP air rifle gives shooters the total package at an economical price.
- PRODUCT NEWS -
Franchi follows up on last year's Momentum Varmint Elite rifle with two new caliber offerings. For 2022, varmint and predator hunters, along with big game hunters anticipating medium- to long-range shots, should consider the new Momentum Varmint Elite rifles now in 6.5 Creedmoor and .308 Win.
- SHOT SHOW -
Timber Creek Outdoors, manufacturer of American-made AR parts and accessories, is pleased to announce the introduction of the Greyman line of battle-ready AR-15 accessories at SHOT Show.

EAA is showcasing the Girsan MC P35 at Booth 13220 in the SHOT Show. The pistol has a 15 round magazine capacity and a bilateral safety lever.
- STATES -
With almost two months remaining, this season’s wolf harvest is on par with past seasons in the state of Montana. As of today, 166 wolves have been harvested during the current hunting and trapping seasons.
Vermonters can express their passion for wildlife conservation by donating to the Nongame Wildlife Fund on their state income tax form this year, according to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.
Michigan’s forest partnership with Finland and the state of Maine continues with four new hourlong webinars beginning Thursday, Jan. 27.

 

SHOT Show’s winding down today in Las Vegas. And it’s safe to say that it’s been different from any prior SHOT. Whether it’s better of worse is based on who you ask, and how you measure success. We’re not about to make predictions, but we do know from NSSF officials that registration numbers are very solid. The show was also spread out over more square footage with the expansion to the new- and ultra fancy- space over the skybridge at Caesar’s (more on the bridge later).

The SHOT postmortems will begin in earnest in our Monday edition, and we’ll have more in-depth writing on many of the products we saw-and tested- there. Today, as we wind down our time in Las Vegas, it’s a final photo gallery of SHOT Show 2022 items.

Pitbull Tactical’s Universal Mag Carriers adjust to fit any magazine from 9mm to .45ACP single and double stacks without any screws or adjustments. The low profile makes it easy for concealed carry either inside or outside the waistband. It would be ideal for instructors to use as “loaners” on the range.


 

NeoMag’s new Alias uses a proprietary holster clip that “click” locks into place and is simply removed with the push of a button. As they get customer feedback they’ll offer new places to clip the receiver as well as different types. Imagine safely removing your firearm in the holster and storing it on the bottom of your desk -securely- with a “click”.


 

When Covid hit, many companies, including Blackbird Products pivoted their manufacturing capacities to hand sanitizers (top) and face masks. Today, Blackbird’s masks in Mossy Oak Breakup Country (below) are big sellers.


 

While many companies make products for gunsmith, Real Avid has embraced the “do it yourself” movement in shooting sports and is offering a one-stop solution to retailers. Their full line of tools, cleaning products and chemicals, available to dealers in a single-SKU purchase has been a big hit with dealers.


 

The new expansion into Caesar’s exposition space hasn’t been without critics. But no one has denied the fact the new space delivers on an awesome look (Top). SCCY’s new booth (below) takes full advantage of the clean but classy look.


 

Finally, we couldn’t resist showing you the “Star Wars” Edition of C4 Precision’s heavily detailed and engraved GLOCK G43 pistol. As Master Yoda would say, “Do or do not. There is no try.”

 

 
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