60,000 shooting and hunting enthusiasts pack Las Vegas each year in search of the newest gear. Hundreds are introduced and here are five that made our cut.

TruGlo Tritium Pro Night Sights-

Every hunter wishes he could see in the dark, the reason that we concentrate our attention at first and last light when ambient light is dim, and animals are most active. Dim light is especially difficult for those using traditional iron sights, yet TRU-GLO has changed this scenario dramatically with the introduction of Tritium. Tritium is an isotope of uranium and literally glows in the dark. As a result, your sights function perfectly in bright light, dim light, and darkness. Aside from the glow-in-the-dark material, these sights have been engineered for quick target acquisition and accuracy. Here’s a quick summary of the benefits:

  • Front sight FOCUS•LOCK ring for speedy focus
  • Quick and accurate U-notch design
  • Angled rear sight edge for emergency one-hand operation
  • Assembled in USA with quality Swiss Tritium for maximum brightness
  • Unmatched visibility in low-light shooting conditions or complete darkness
  • Glows-in-the-dark – no batteries or light exposure required
  • FORTRESS FINISH™ provides a permanent protective coating for maximum protection
  • Snag resistant design / fits standard holsters

Visit www.truglo.com for more details.

Rock River Arms

The new Fred Eichler Series (FES) Predator 2 rifle with RRA ROCKote Ghost Camouflage is chambered in the popular .223 Wylde which accepts both 5.56mm & .223 Remington ammunition. The ROCKote finish not only protects the metal from extreme environments and abuse, but also provides a unique, one-of-a-kind look to the predator rifle. The 16-inch fluted stainless steel barrel offers impressive accuracy at long ranges, has a 1:8 twist and has been cryogenically treated and bead blasted for a professional finish. The FES Predator 2 rifle with RRA ROCKote Ghost Camouflage features a special RRA Fred Eichler Series Brake, helping control muzzle lift and reduce muzzle flash and a RRA two stage Varmint trigger for a crisp, light (3.5-4 pound) trigger pull. This rifle is built for serious predator hunters and for those seeking a precision rifle capable of ¾ MOA.

Taurus USA Announces New Raging Hunter

With the increasing popularity of handgun hunting, Taurus USA announces the new Raging Hunter™ into their expansive line of revolvers. The Raging Hunter™ is a .44 Magnum, 6-shot revolver.

The striking stainless and blue two-tone finish of the .44 Magnum Raging Hunter™ is enough to grab the attention of any big-bore aficionado, but the optics-ready Picatinny rail and angular barrel design will seal the deal. It is also available in a matte blue for those seeking a more classic look. The unique barrel system incorporates a steel sleeve that is inserted into an aluminum housing that cuts down on the overall weight, making this a well-balanced hunting sidearm. The exclusive cushioned insert grips on the Raging Series large frame revolvers makes shooting them comfortable and controllable. Also aiding in recoil management is the unique placement of the factory-tuned porting and gas expansion chamber that is designed to disperse gases directionally reducing muzzle lift and delivering quicker target acquisition. This built-to-last revolver is a fun and effective alternative for short to medium range hunting scenarios.



Boyd’s Hardwood Stocks

Few things spruce up a car or house like a new coat of paint. Although the function is the same, having that special look makes driving and even working more fun.  We don’t paint firearms, yet re-stocking a favorite or vintage rifle or shotgun provides that same “specialness.”

Best of all, a new Boyd’s stock isn’t just for cool looks. Most hunters and shooters grew up accepting firearms that weren’t fitted to their size and shooting form. Both rifles and shotguns are sold as one-size-fits-all and nothing could be farther from the truth.

Two elements of a custom stock can greatly affect shooting comfort, accuracy, and hunting success. Length-of-pull measures the distance from your shoulder to the trigger and directly impacts how you pull a trigger. Additionally, the proper length-of-pull affects felt recoil and spreads recoil to the upper body making shooting more comfortable and reducing the urge to flinch.

Comb height affects how the rifle or shotgun fits against your face and allows you to shoulder a shotgun or rifle and fire instinctively. Most shooters have a favorite rifle or shotgun that seems to perform better than others. Probably, that increased performance occurs because that firearm fits the dimensions of the shooter. Boyd’s Hardwood Stocks allow you to experience this same success with any firearm you shoot.  www.boydsgunstocks.com

Bear & Sons Knives

A sharp knife is one of the handiest tools a person can carry whether it’s a small pocket folder or a stout sheath knife used for camping chores or survival. Bear & Sons has been in business since 1991 and takes great pride in using quality USA blade steels. In fact, every aspect of a Bear & Sons knife is made in the USA.

One of the most difficult parts of choosing a Bear & Sons knife is selecting from so many appealing models.  From executive knives, to special blades for commercial purposes, to hunting knives, you will see many that you like. One of the more unique offerings is the “Bear Jaws” multi-tool. Made from stainless steel these range from “The Electrician” to “Gardner” to “Sportsmen.” Aside from a million uses, each comes with a handy pouch carrying case. Check them out at www.bearandsoncutlery.com