Charles Daly used to be a well known and well respected name for their line of high quality firearms. The MP22R .22lr bolt action rifle I use to teach new shooters bears their name on the side and is a thing of beauty. About two years ago they disappeared from the U.S. market altogether, much to my dismay. However, today comes some good news that Charles Daly is about to re-enter the U.S. firearms market, bringing with them some new handguns and “modern sporting rifles” that they’ll show off at SHOT 2012. Make the jump for the full presser…
HARRISBURG, PA — After a two-year absence, the Charles Daly® brand and its tactical subsidiary, CD Defense™, have re-entered the American marketplace, with distribution by Trans World Arms LLC of Harrisburg, PA.
TWA President Michael Kassnar said the CD Defense™ product line will include six modern sporting rifle and carbine models, a trio of new shotguns and several handguns, including three all-steel models and six pistols with polymer frames in two versions, a full-size and a compact in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP.
“We’re really excited about serving American shooters once again with quality firearms under the Charles Daly® and CD Defense™ brands,” Kassnar said. “Shooters familiar with these firearms lines can rest assured that they are as rugged and reliable as ever.”
Of particular interest is a new shotgun entry in the home defense arena, the 12-gauge iTAC™ tactical shotgun with an inertia-driven action and rotating bolt design, synthetic pistol grip stock, ghost ring sight and Picatinny rail. Kassnar said it is chambered for 3-inch magnums, has an 18.5-inch barrel and durable matte finish. The other two CD Defense™ models are both pump-action shotguns, chambered for 12-gauge, 3-inch magnums.
TWA acquired the license to market under the Charles Daly® and CD Defense™ trademarks, enabling the company to re-introduce the Charles Daly® and bring back the CD Defense™ line.
“We will be exhibiting at the 2012 SHOT Show in Las Vegas,” Kassnar confirmed, “so retailers can examine the entire CD Defense™ line.” The new website at www.TransWorldArms.com will launch just prior to the show.
Trans World Arms LLC is located at 5480 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112, telephone: (717) 635-8200; FAX (717) 635-8203. Email: [email protected]
Linglestown Road? I think that’s right next to my favorite wings & beer restaurant in the whole world…