South Dakota Kristi Noem

SHOT Show: Gov. Kristi Noem Has Eliminated Permit and Background Check Fees in South...

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By Matt Manda South Dakota’s Republican Gov. Kristi Noem attended SHOT Show 2022 with one message for firearm industry manufacturers and businesses: “South Dakota is open for business.” Gov. Noem told NSSF’s Nephi Cole, Director of Government Relations...

SHOT Show: Matrix Arms MX19 Aluminum Frame GLOCK-Compatible Pistols

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Combining a machined aluminum frame with rubber grips (the units in the photos are prototypes), Matrix Arms has put a unique spin on the popular GLOCK-compatible pistol category with their MX19 and MX19 Elite. Stainless...

A Different Vibe: SHOT Show in the Time of Covid

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Leading up to the NSSF's 2022 SHOT Show, a lot of the buzz was about the exhibitors that wouldn't be there. A number of industry companies made the entirely rational, calculated decision that shipping...

SHOT Show: Recover Tactical’s P-IX Modular AR Platform For GLOCKs

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It's wild how many pistol-into-carbine chassis/body/receiver systems were at SHOT Show this year. It seems like everyone is getting into the space, but all approach their solution in slightly different ways, which is cool...
Armscor STK100 Aluminum Frame Striker Fired 9mm

SHOT Show Range Day: Armscor STK100 Aluminum Frame Striker Fired 9mm Pistol

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At SHOT Show's Range Day I went hands-on with the new STK100 from Armscor, a GLOCK-17-sized, striker-fired pistol with a nicely sculpted aluminum frame. The STK100 felt great in my hands and I really enjoyed...
Lionheart Industries Regulus 9mm pistol

SHOT Show: Lionheart Regulus Double Action Plus Pistols

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You may remember Lionheart from almost a decade ago. The company started out importing Korean K5 Daewoo pistols, then began producing their own version of the design here. There were a range of opinions...

SHOT Show Range Day: Angstadt Arms New MDP-9 Pistol

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What you see here is the surprisingly light, incredibly easy-to-shoot Angstadt Arms MDP-9 pistol. Our friends at the ATF will be happy to learn that yes, you can shoot it one-handed, pretty easily, in...

SHOT Show: Two New 6 MOA Micro Red Dot Sights From Bushnell

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One of the categories with the most new entrants at this year's SHOT Show was micro reflex sights. Bushnell wasn't left out with two new micro red dots for EDC pistols, the RXC-200 and...
Blackhawk TecGrip FormLoc Moldable IWB Holster

SHOT Show: Blackhawk’s New TecGrip FormLoc Moldable IWB Holster

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Blackhawk is now getting into the customize-able holster market with their new TecGrip FormLock IWB holster that can be custom molded to fit your particular pistol. This is a "sticky," clipless inside-the-waistband, high density...

SHOT Show: New Magazines and Red Dots From UTG, New Optics From Integrix

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Popping into the UTG Leapers booth at SHOT Show, I found a lot of new products. Like, a lot. From UTG optics of all sorts to GLOCK- and AR-compatible magazines to a brand new brand,...

SHOT Show: Acting ATF Dir. Richardson Celebrates 50 Years of Gun Regulation

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By Matt Manda Among the 2,400 exhibitors and booths at the expanded SHOT Show 2022, none was busier than that of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). More than 43,000 attendees returned...

SHOT Show Range Day: BRG9 Elite Hands-On

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Imported by the Buffalo Cartridge Company under new company BRG USA, the new-to-the-U.S. BRG9 Elite is a striker-fired, polymer-framed 9mm pistol is made in Turkey. Showing some clear aesthetic similarity to the very popular,...