Ruger: New Magpul-enhanced American Rifle Hunter in 6.5, .308

Ruger American Hunter Magpul

The new Ruger American Rifle Hunter features Magpul’s fully-adjustable American Hunter stock with enhanced ergonomics. (Photos: Ruger)

Ruger is now offering a version of their ever-expanding Ruger American rifle line to include one with a factory-installed Magpul Hunter stock.

Chambered initially in .308 Win and 6.5 Creedmoor, both models of the new Ruger American Rifle Hunter series use Magpul’s new short action Hunter American stocks. Introduced by the Texas-based accessory company as a $300 aftermarket stock last year, the Hunter American has a cast aluminum bedding block and is fully adjustable across length of pull and comb height. The stocks incorporate a Magpul PMAG 5-round 7.62 AC detachable magazine.

Ruger American Rifle Hunter

Ruger bills the model as having “minute-of-angle accuracy that can make every hunt a success.”

The rifles come standard with a 20-inch five-groove heavy-contour that ends with 5/8x24TPI threads and a Ruger Precision Rifle hybrid muzzle brake similar to those used on the Ruger American Ranch series. Other features include a factory-installed, one-piece Picatinny scope base and Ruger’s Marksman adjustable trigger that can be tuned by the user from between 3 and 5 pounds. Overall length is 43.25-inches with all of the stock inserts installed and weight is 9.2-pounds without optics.

MSRP on the Ruger American Rifle Hunter is $799. Check out Rugers and more inside Guns.com collection and Certified Used Guns.

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Springfield Armory Adds 10mm to XD-M Optical Sight Pistol Line

Springfield Armory XD-M 10mm OSP

Springfield Armory is expanding their XD-M OSP line to include a 10mm pistol (Photos: SA)

Illinois-based Springfield Armory is growing their optics-ready XD-M series by adding an offering chambered in 10mm Auto.

The latest XD-M OSP sports a 5.3inch hammer-forged threaded barrel with suppressor-height sights. The pistol comes standard with an RMR cut and three mounting plates to fit a range of optics including the Vortex Venom, Burris FastFire 2 & 3, Leupold DeltaPoint & DeltaPoint Pro, as well as the Trijicon RMR. An integral accessory rail accommodates lights or lasers.

The new pistol variant is a logical step after the company released 10mm installments to the XD series last October just after they debuted their new Optical Sight Pistol line in 9mm.

Springfield XD-M OSP 10mm with Gemtech suppressor mounted

The XD-M OPS in 10mm has a 5.3-inch Melonite treated barrel with a 1/2x28TPI thread pitch for suppressors and co-witnessed suppressor-height iron sights in addition to its optics-ready capability.

When it comes to specs, the newest XD is 8.74-inches overall and weighs in at 28.5-ounces, the latter largely due to its polymer frame.

It ships with two 15-round magazines and three interchangeable pistol grip backstraps for an MSRP of $695.

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Ruger Makes Stainless LCP a Regular Offering

Ruger Stainless LCP

Ruger has made a stainless version of their classic LCP, once just a limited edition run, a regular catalog item. (Photos: Ruger)

Ruger announced this week that their classic LCP micro .380ACP pistol will now be offered in a variant featuring a matte stainless slide. The gun maker first offered the model, which includes forward cocking serrations on the slide and an aluminum skeletonized trigger, in a special “10th Anniversary” edition last year to celebrate a decade of the LCP hitting the market. Now a regular offering, the ultracompact hammer-fired semi-auto uses a blued, 2.75-inch alloy steel barrel and polymer frame. Weight is 9.6-ounces while the overall length is 5.16-inches.

Ruger Stainless LCP

The LCP uses fixed sights and a textured glass-filled nylon grip frame.

The stainless LCP ships with a single flush-fitting six-round magazine that includes a finger grip extension floorplate. MSRP is $299, the same as 2018’s 10th Anniversary Limited Edition model. No word on if the company intends to offer the stainless slide in its follow-on LCP II series of pistols.

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Mauser Teases DWM-branded M98 Rifle Reboot

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The promised M98 DWM is a throwback of sorts to Mauser’s past (Photos: Mauser)

Germany rifle maker Mauser is teasing on social media that a DWM-branded M98 could be on the horizon in coming days.

Based today in Isny im Allgäu in Southern Germany, the Mauser company originally joined with Ludwig Loewe and bullet maker Deutsche Metallpatronenfabrik AG to form Deutschen Waffen-und Munitionsfabriken, or DWM, in the late 19th Century. The DWM conglomerate went on to produce the classic Mauser 98 series bolt-action rifles that armed not only Germany but many other countries until it was dissolved after World War II.

This week, Mauser said “The legend is coming back,” showing off images of an M98 rifle complete with DWM roll marks.

DWM Mauser M98

“Today connoisseurs still appraise the legendary DWM hunting cartridges and the Mauser 98-actions of the DWM 1908- and DWM 1909-series,” says a landing page on Mauser’s website for the rifle. “Now the old alliance with Mauser is renewed and DWM is back. Stay tuned and learn more about a German legend and interesting products to come.”

DWM Mauser M98

When Mauser reformed — sans DWM — in 1950s West Germany, the company concentrated on other rifle and pistol offerings for the commercial market rather than the classic Model 98. That venerable bolt gun was only resurrected in the 1990s in limited production as a safari rifle with high-grade wood furniture in magnum chamberings such as 9.3x64mm and .416 Rigby, later adding Standard models with calibers starting at 7x57mm. No word on caliber offerings or price on the new DWM M98.

DWM Mauser M98

Mauser, whose U.S. subsidiary is based in Texas, has made significant inroads into the American hunting market in the past two years with its budget M18 series rifle. Current M98 offerings by Mauser USA are only listed as “coming soon.”

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Taurus adds Viridian Grip Lasers to 856 Series Revolvers

Taurus 856 & 856UL w/Viridian Laser Grips

Taurus is now offering their 856 & 856UL with a Viridian laser grip module. (Photo: Taurus)

Taurus has announced they will be offering their Model 856 and 856 Ultra-Lite revolvers with new options that include a factory-installed Viridian red grip laser.

The new Viridian models offer a dual sighting system as a backup for the standard serrated ramp front/fixed rear iron sights in daytime use and give better performance in low-light situations. The laser, incorporated in the right side of the grip, is billed as having a 25-yard range in daylight and up to one mile at night. Adjustable for both windage and elevation, the laser module has a battery life of up to four hours.

The 6-shot DA/SA handguns both feature 2-inch snub barrels that yield a revolver that runs 6.55-inches in terms of overall length. Chambered in .38 Special +P, the 856 and 856UL vary in weight with the standard model tipping the scales at 22.6-ounces while the Ultra-Lite is a trimmer 16.3-ounces.

Offered in either black or stainless finishes, MSRP on the new laser-equipped models vary from $469 to $489 depending on options.

For a look at the base models, which Guns.com carries in both new and certified pre-owned models,  check out the below videos.

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Stag Arms Unveils Stag PXC Pistol Caliber AR

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The PXC-9 pistol caliber carbines will start shipping in July. (Photo: Stag Arms)

Stag Arms unleashes its latest creation, a pistol caliber carbine series chambered in 9x19mm known as the Stag PXC-9.

The PXC series comes in four flavors — a 16-carbine, 10-inch pistol, 10-inch SBR and 5.5-inch pistol — built on forged 7075 Aluminum receivers with Nitride coated 4150 CMV barrels. Stag redesigned its bolt for this PXC, completely revamping it to mate with the cone breech in the barrel. Stag says this construction brings strength, safety and better reliability to PCC shooters. In addition, the PXC offers last round bolt hold open and works alongside Glock pattern pistol magazines.

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The PXC-9 comes in a few models to allow shooters to find their perfect length. (Photo: Stag Arms)

“The Stag PXC-9 Series is the newest addition to our ever-evolving line-up of AR-style firearms,” Anthony Ash, President for Stag Arms, said in a news release. “By looking at the proprietary bolt and the enhanced features on the receivers, customers will notice that the Stag PXC Series stands out from the competition. This model not only reaffirms our commitment to producing high-quality and reliable firearms but also our commitment to innovating for our customers.”

The PXC series will initially be offered in 9mm but will see the addition of .40 S&W, .45 ACP and 10mm later this summer. Stag also said left-handed versions will appear in 2020. Prices start around $1,249.

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Sig Sauer Introduces Commemorative Pistols to Benefit LE Fund

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Sig Sauer releases commemorative pistols honoring law enforcement. (Photo: Sig Sauer)

Sig Sauer brings three new commemorative pistols to market, benefitting the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

The 1911 Nitron, 1911 Stainless and P320 Carry will raise funds for the NLEOMF, with a portion of proceeds headed towards the non-profit. The Sig Sauer 1911 Nitron boasts a Nitron coated stainless steel frame and slide engravings. The top of the slide offers an American Flag and Thin Blue Line with the right side offering the memorial badge and rose while the left is outfitted with the words “Respect, Honor, Remember” and a Protector Lion. The .45 ACP pistol brings a hammer-fired design with SigLite Night Sights, Rosewood grips and three 8-round mags.

The 1911 Stainless features a stainless steel frame and similar engravings, though the Stainless version is equipped with a left side slide quote — “It is not how these officers died that made them heroes it is how they lived.” The Stainless is a .45 ACP handgun, hammer-fired, with SigLite Night Sights. The pistols sport Blackwood grips and also ships with three 8-round mags.

Rounding out the NLEOMF pistols is the Sig Sauer P320 Carry. Another Nitron coated pistol, the 9mm striker fired handgun delivers a stainless steel frame with engravings. The pistol is outfitted with a Carry grip module, SigLite Night Sights, ambi slide catch and ships with three 17-round mags.

“This week is National Police Week and Sig Sauer honors our law enforcement officers that put themselves in harm’s way every day while remembering those that paid the ultimate sacrifice,” Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Vice President Law Enforcement Sales, said in a news release. “The production of these unique pistols will raise awareness for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, and provide funding to support the important work they do on behalf of our nation’s law enforcement officers.”

Both the 1911 pistols will see $100 from each sale go towards the NLEOMF, while $50 from the P320 Carry will go towards the fund. The NLEOMF originated in 1984 to remember fallen officer in addition to making the job safer for current LEO. The fund also built and services the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, honoring those who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

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