Volume 22, Number 5 August 2014


The new Vital-Shok Trophy Bonded 10mm Auto is a full-power load that takes complete advantage of the caliber’s true capability. Although most 10mm loads are watered down to produce ballistics similar to those of the .40 S&W, this cartridge offers the muscle needed for both big game and personal protection. Based on the proven Trophy Bonded Bear Claw rifle bullet, the 180-grain Trophy Bonded Jacketed Soft Point bullet design features a formed inner profile that preprograms and controls expansion to ensure deep penetration. Muzzle velocity is 1,275 fps. SRP: $39.95, per box of 20. (federalpremium.com)



CRKT has partnered with survival expert Karen Hood to offer the latest knife in its wilderness survival line—the HoodWork (Hood Wilderness Outdoor Recreation Knife). Made in the USA, the fixed-blade knife comes equipped in a modified drop-point style with exclusive, patented, Veff Serrations for hard cutting tasks. Each knife is hand-ground by expert craftsmen and offers a special ceramic coating that is corrosion-resistant. Along with a high-visibility paracord fob, it also features G10 handle scales that can be removed for lashing the blade to a small limb, creating a makeshift survival spear in the wild. SRP: $295. (crkt.com)

The MeoPro HD binocular series features advanced-fluoride HD optics and is available in 8×32, 10×32, 8×42, and 10×42 models. Assembled at Meopta’s New York facility, the new MeoPro series has an updated look and feel. These binoculars are lightweight, extremely durable, and offer a brilliant viewing experience. Fluoride HD objective lenses and MeoBright ion-assisted multi-coatings deliver incredible clarity, superior color fidelity, and edge-to-edge sharpness while eliminating chromatic aberration in the most challenging viewing conditions. A totally redesigned, lightweight magnesium chassis is built to withstand the rugged conditions of the field and, like all Meopta binoculars, the MeoPro HDs are nitrogen-purged… [Read More]

The new Uncle Mike’s 3-Gun Competition Bag, designed by multi-gun competitors and constructed of heavy-duty durable 1,000-denier fabric, is a durable bag built to safely carry all the guns and gear needed for competitive shooting. The 3-Gun Competition Bag provides protective storage for a rifle, shotgun, and pistol, and is outfitted with a range of carry options to fit the user’s preferences, including a shoulder strap, carry handle, and harness system. The bag also has five self-adjusting magazine pockets capable of holding up to 10 AR-15 and four pistol magazines, while the MOLLE-compatible exterior allows shooters to quickly and easily… [Read More]

The new 3i-5014-3G injection-molded-watertight iSeries 3-Gun Competition case is the latest addition to SKB’s military-grade lineup of cases. This multi-layered case allows the 3-Gun competitor or shooter to travel without having to handle multiple cases. Each case is constructed of ultra-high-strength polypropylene copolymer resin and feature a gasketed, waterproof, and dustproof submersible design (IP67) that is resistant to corrosion and impact damage. Other features include molded-in hinges and stainless-steel hinge pins, a patented trigger-release latch system, comfortable, snap-down rubber overmolded cushion grip handles, and an automatic ambient pressure equalization valve (MIL-STD-648C). This case also features convenient, rollerblade-style wheels and will… [Read More]

The innovative ARES SCR (Sport Configurable Rifle) is the first of its class of firearms that is legal in all 50 states. The SCR blends strength, reliability, and accuracy with the rugged characteristics of America’s longest-serving infantry rifle and the classic lines of an all-American sporter. Featuring a MIL-STD 1913 flat-top upper receiver that accepts most modern optics, the multi-caliber, modular design permits the operator to instantly change calibers in the field by simply pressing two pins and exchanging one upper receiver assembly for another. Designed for optimal configuration, the SCR accepts most modern sporting rifle accessories and parts, including… [Read More]