Volume 24, Number 2 February/March 2016


Aguila, the largest ammunition manufacturer in Latin America, is bringing its innovative line of shotshells to the United States. Recent offerings include a competition line for skeet, trap, and sporting clays, as well as an exclusive pigeon load. The line includes Nos. 7 ½, 8, and 9 shot in standard and high velocities. Aguila also is the only manufacturer in the market to produce the Minishell.



With its spacious 6×6-foot interior, there’s plenty of room for up to three adults or two adults and two children to hunt comfortably in the Silent Stalker—whether with a bow, gun, or crossbow. It sports a heavy-duty, double-stitched, 600-denier flame-retardant camouflage cover, and the double-zipper design allows the windows to be opened to any configuration for maximum visibility while maintaining the highest level of concealment. The blind also features a heavy-duty powder-coated steel frame that will withstand high winds and heavy snow loads. Simply put: This blind will take anything you and Mother Nature can throw at it. The blind… [Read More]

Zippo is expanding its best-selling line of reusable handwarmers with the addition of a new six-hour version. Like its 12-hour counterpart, the new handwarmer fits easily into a pocket while providing consistent and odorless heat. Generating 35 percent more heat than traditional disposable handwarmers, the 6-Hour Hand Warmer works best for stand hunters who repair to camp for a midday break. Like the rest of the Zippo line of handwarmers, the 6-hour version is flameless and convenient to use over and over. The warmer takes advantage of a new Easy-Fill Technology, which allows users to fill the product in seconds… [Read More]

The Brodax revolver is not a traditional replica firearm; it more closely resembles something you’d see in a video game or science-fiction movie. Nevertheless, its physical style is quite attractive. Vented ports are positioned atop the barrel housing with a top-rear Picatinny rail, ready for a dot sight. Located below the barrel, another Picatinny rail is ready for a laser or flashlight. Polymer-framed with internal metal parts, including the trigger and hammer, the Brodax’s external sleek lines and curves give it great balance. Like other recent introductions from Umarex, the CO2 capsule is concealed in the grip frame, and a… [Read More]

Tetra’s Gun Carbon Cleaner has been specially formulated to eliminate carbon buildup from metal surfaces on firearms, including modern sporting rifles. The ammonia-free formula lifts carbon-fouling residue from surfaces so that gun metal is properly primed for bore conditioning with Tetra Gun Grease and Tetra Gun Lubricant. Tetra Gun Carbon Cleaner is a water-based solution that is generally harmless to non-metal parts, including wood, rubber, polymer, and composite materials. The product is also non-­flammable and biodegradable, and will be available in different package types, including pre-saturated cotton patches, 2-fluid-ounce containers for small parts cleaning, and larger 8-ounce containers. A foaming… [Read More]

Known for its photo-realistic, lightweight decoys, Montana Decoy is introducing the Fantastic 29×29-inch gobbler decoy that folds down into an 11×11-inch 12-ounce package for easy carry and storage in a turkey vest. A double-sided image with feather cuts on the fan edges and HD printing help give the decoy a realistic look. SRP: $44.99. (montanadecoy.com)

Vertx tactical clothing began by designing high-performance tactical pants for the federal government. Since then, the product line has expanded to include comfortable, durable, and functional pants, shirts, and outerwear. New for 2016 is the Vertx Delta Stretch Pants, which offer a casual, four-pocket look with functional design details—knife notch pockets, leather-trimmed tool pockets, and hidden credential flaps to safeguard valuables. The pants (98 percent cotton and 2 percent spandex) also feature articulated knees for increased mobility, and a gusseted crotch provides freedom of movement. SRP: $89.95. Vertx is also introducing a Delivery Messenger Bag ($289.95) that provides low-profile concealment… [Read More]