.300 Whisper M&P15

S&W Introduces the M&P15 300 Whisper
S&W Introduces the M&P15 300 Whisper

Smith & Wesson Corp. announced that the Company has added a new extension to its Military & Police (M&P) Rifle Series with the introduction of the M&P15 chambered in .300 Whisper. As the first production rifle in the AR platform to be chambered in .300 Whisper (also chambers .300 AAC Blackout), the new rifle offers sub-sonic and supersonic capabilities while delivering consistent performance and accuracy.

Manufactured on the M&P15 platform, the semi-automatic rifle features a 16″ barrel constructed from 4140 chrome-moly steel. Both the forged 7075 aluminum upper and lower receivers have been coated with a Realtree® APG finish for optimal concealment during hunting applications. To aide in precise shot placement, the gas-operated rifle benefits from a 1 in 7.5″ twist, 5R rifling and a crisp single-stage trigger. Other standard features include a 10-round magazine, integral one-piece trigger guard, dust cover, forward assist and a six-position, collapsible CAR stock.

“As the popularity of the modern sporting rifle continues to grow, more hunters are seeing the advantages of taking these firearms into the field,” said Mario Pasantes, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Global Professional Sales. “The M&P15 300 Whisper gives consumers the ability to use either lightweight or heavy cartridges during hunting or recreational applications without changing rifles or barrels.”

Designed to operate with or without a sound suppressor, the M&P15 300 Whisper is equipped with a 5/8-24 threaded barrel along with an A2-style flash hider. The feed ramps and gas system have been optimized to run effectively with a full-range of factory loaded sub-sonic and supersonic ammunition, both suppressed and unsuppressed. The barrel’s twist rate is compatible with a wide variety of bullet weights from 110 to 220+ grains.

For enhanced reliability, the M&P15 300 Whisper features a chrome-lined gas key and bolt carrier along with a Melonite barrel. The optics ready platform is compatible with most sighting systems through the use of the picatinny-style equipment rail located on top of the upper receiver.

Pasantes continued, “With the introduction of the M&P15 300 Whisper, Smith & Wesson now offers over 18 different configurations of the modern sporting rifle. Each of these rifles has been engineered from the ground up to meet not only our expectations but those set by our customers. Offering exceptional accuracy, limited recoil and the ability to customize the rifle to meet individual preferences, firearms such as the M&P Rifle Series have earned a high level of trust within the hunting and shooting sports community.”

The M&P15 300 Whisper will also be available with a black tactical upper featuring a 10″ free-float quad rail and a Yankee Hill Phantom flash hider. The upper is compatible with any mil-spec AR lower.

New Forbes .270

Secret Rifle Unveiled

I called my buddy Melvin Forbes to tell him I was going to be hunting with Norma in Sweden. I asked Melvin if he had a .270 Winchester lying around that I could use. It just so happens he did but this is a brand new rifle – a production version of the model 20 New Ultra Light Arms rifle.

Go check it out. With pics.

.45-70 Carbines from Chiappa

New Traditional and Modern Full-Power Chiappa .45-70 Carbines

Chiappa Firearms debuts two new .45-70 lever action carbines for 2011. These new carbines can safely fire full-power modern era ammunition or traditional era correct .45-70 loads.

The first is the Chiappa 1886 Traditional Trapper. The Chiappa Traditional Trapper’s action is modeled after the original Winchester 1886 but with today’s modern manufacturing and materials the result is a traditional looking 1886 with superior accuracy and strength.

Chiappa’s Traditional Trapper features a traditional walnut stock, 18 1/2-inch full octagonal 4140 alloy blued steel barrel. To compliment the barrel the receiver, lever and crescent butt plate have a beautiful case colored finish. Magazine capacity is 6-rounds. MSRP $1,249.00

Chiappa 1886 Traditional Trapper
Chiappa 1886 Traditional Trapper

The 1886 Kodiak Trapper is Chiappa’s second new .45-70 model and again uses the time-proven 1886 action. This is the same basic rifle as the Traditional Trapper but with 21st Century ergonomic and design elements. The barrel is half-round and the half forward of the forearm tip is octagonal. The barrel, action, hammer and lever are finished in weather resistant tough brushed electroless nickel.

The walnut stock is encased with a super tough armor like rubberized finish. This finish provides serious knock around protection for the stock and delivers a superior no slip positive purchase for the shooter in most any weather conditions; especially handy if charged by an aggravated bear, moose, or hog.

Chiappa’s Kodiak Trapper also features detachable sling swivels, a more inline stock with higher comb, slightly raised corporal point (bottom of butt) and flat rubber butt pad are all designed for reduced felt recoil and quick to shoulder movement. The Kodiak Trapper also comes with Skinner Express Sights TM for extra fast sight/target acquisition and the barrel is drilled and tapped for a forward fitting Scout Rifle scope. MSRP $1,395.00

Chiappa 1886 Kodiak Trapper
Chiappa 1886 Kodiak Trapper

When you step the large diameter .45-70 bullet up to 2,000+ fps and 3,000 foot pounds of energy with much flatter shooting modern era Hornady LEVEReviution Spitzer bullets you have a serious heavy-hitting dangerous game firearm. In fact many shooters class it as a reduced .458 Winchester Magnum.

Murdoc has somewhat of a thing for .45-70 lever actions. Can’t really explain it. These look really good. I like the traditional appearance of the wood, but the protective features of the Kodiak Trapper are sure nice and it would make a good Scout-type utility gun.

Del-Ton TRX16

Del-Ton TRX16
Del-Ton TRX16

American Tactical Imports is proud to introduce the brand new Del-Ton TRX16 rifle. Del-Ton fans have long awaited the release of a new product from the family owned, North Carolina-based AR manufacturer.

This new rifle from Del-Ton, Inc. is a 16” semi-automatic rifle already fully dressed with the latest Troy Industries accessories. Chambered in 5.56×45 mm, the TRX features forged 7075 T6 Aluminum hard coat anodized mil-spec upper and lower receivers. The 1×9 twist chrome moly vanadium barrel has a threaded muzzle, mid-length gas system, Troy Industries Low Profile gas block and A2 flash hider.

The TRX also features a reinforced fiber Troy Battle Ax butt stock and a Troy 13” TRX Extreme Hand Guard. It weighs 6.8 lbs. empty and has a fully extended length of 36.75” and a collapsed length of 33”. The sights are Troy DOA/STD Rear folding and Troy M4/HK Front folding. The TRX has an HPT/MPI tested bolt.

MSRP for the Del-Ton TRX16 rifle is $1250 and comes with a hard case, 30-round Troy magazine and a cleaning kit. Available in Black and Flat Dark Earth.