Fundraiser features Hollywood western stars on custom Colts

Custom Colts in custom rig

Las Vegas, Nevada - What do Roy Rogers, John Wayne, Hopalong Cassidy, Gene Autry, Tom Mix, and Monte Hale have in common? For the first time ever, they're all starring - along with eight other western stars - on the same silver screen. No, I'm not talking about some long-lost super western that has been recently discovered in the dusty attic of a Hollywood studio. Instead, I'm talking about a project called "Silver Screen Legend XVIII" by the Happy Trails Children's Foundation. The silver screen of sorts that I'm referring to is the sterling silver gunmetal of a pair of Colt Single Action Army revolvers, complete in a Buscadero-style hand-carved leather double rig with silver conchos.

Happy Trails Children's Foundation in Apple Valley, California, is continuing the work of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans in helping neglected and abused children. It is also the only known children's charity in the country that actively supports shooting sports, the Second Amendment, and responsible gun ownership.

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Salvo 12 suppressor improves shotgun situational awareness when out on the hunt

Michael Bane from Outdoor Channel's Shooting Gallery after trying out SilencerCo's shotgun suppressor at SHOT Show in Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada - Can you hear me now? Actually, no. Least that was my bewildered reaction after stopping by the SilencerCo Shooting Bay at this year's Media Day at the Range.

Right out of the silver screen classic No Country for Old Men, my most recent Amazon Wish List addition SilencerCo's Salvo 12 removes everything audible outside of the gun's actual action ... that click, click, click of metal hitting metal. No boom boom no more.

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Beretta celebrates M9 pistol's 30th anniversary with style

Engraved Beretta 92FS at SHOT Show

Las Vegas, Nevada - In 1985, the United States Armed Forces adopted a new service pistol. They chose Beretta's M9 design chambered in 9mm. Though smaller in caliber than the previous standard of a 1911 chambered in .45 ACP, the gun boasted a larger magazine capacity - 15 rounds instead of seven. Thirty years later, more than 600,000 M9 pistols have been delivered to the military; collectively, those firearms have fired more than 30 million rounds of ammunition.

In one test session under Army supervision, 12 M9's were randomly pulled from the production line and fired a total of 168,000 rounds without a single malfunction. The average M9 will fire 22,500 rounds without a stoppage. Having proven the reliability of the firearm, Beretta is celebrating the military's decision to use their design with some very unique engraved pistols.

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Century Arms donates custom chopper to the NRA Foundation

Behind the scenes look on Outdoor Channel's NRA All Access

NRA-themed Orange County Chopper at the 2015 SHOT Show in Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada - One thing you you’re sure to find at every SHOT Show is something new. A new trigger, new barrel, or new gun to set the shooting world on fire. Or, in the case of the National Rifle Association, a new bike.

Designed by the world class production crew over at Orange County Choppers, the NRA debuted an OCC-styled Pro Street bike with bullet-like appearance adorned in a matte gunmetal and black paint job on SHOT Show 2015’s opening day... find out more about Orange County Chopper's NRA-themed custom bike at SHOT Show ...

Images from the main floor of the Sands Expo Center

Airforce Air Rifle at the 2015 SHOT Show

Las Vegas, Nevada - Day One of the 2015 SHOT Show comes to a close in less than an hour. A gathering of the world's premier firearm manufacturers, dealers, retailers and accessory wranglers, the overwhelming input of guns and gear is already having an affect.

"I've forgot my phone three times already," one journalist who wishes to remain anonymous sheepishly admitted.

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Museum staff sets up exhibit at first SHOT Show

Installing firearms in the NRA Booth

Las Vegas, Nevada - I got up at 5am to make a five-hour, 8am flight to Las Vegas. I landed around 10:30am due to the miracle of time zones. After running around to get my luggage, a rental car, and pick up my shipment, I made it to the Sands Expo and Convention Center for my first experience at SHOT Show.

Having followed the #SHOTShow hashtag on Twitter, I knew that many people had already arrived and begun setting up days before me. I was afraid that the NRA booth was going to be one of the last ones set up because of me … WRONG!

If you think big gun shows are hectic when they’re open to the public, they’re even more crazy during set-up! Aisles disappear in a sea of wooden crates as you bob and weave around half-assembled displays and listen to the beeping of machinery moving things around at the booths.

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Finding your way through the crowds, the floors, and the guns

Magpul booth at SHOT Show 2015 at the Sands Expo Center in Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada - Welcome to the 2015 SHOT Show! (Yes, I know, yesterday I welcomed you to the unofficial start of SHOT. Seemed only fitting an official welcome for the official start was called for.)

Deep within the heart of the Sands Expo Center we find anything and everything the budding young (or old) sportsman could want. Everything he could need. Everything that he should have. Let's just leave it at everything.

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From Yamaha - Yamaha Announces All-New Wolverine R-Spec Side-by-Side Vehicle

Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec, an all-new Side-by-Side vehicle

Yamaha Sets New Standard with Most Off-Road Capable SxS with Class-Leading Comfort

Cypress, California – January 20, 2015 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., today introduced the Wolverine R-Spec, an all-new Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicle that sets a new standard in off-road capability and class-leading comfort. Designed and engineered for exploring extreme terrain, the Wolverine R-Spec is assembled in the U.S.A. for worldwide distribution.

The 2016 Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec boasts an all-new nimble chassis with a compact design, look and feel, a comfortable and secure cab with seating for two, Yamaha’s proven core technologies, and overall superior handling and durability with industry-leading suspension adjustability.

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From GLOCK - GLOCK Introduces New Optic Mounting Platform and Largest Pistol to Date

GLOCK 40 Gen4 in MOS Configuration Las Vegas, Nevada - GLOCK, Inc. announced the release of the new GLOCK Modular Optic System (MOS). The MOS platform was designed by GLOCK engineers to enable users to mount their preferred reflex sights to their pistol in order to improve their target acquisition. The Gen4 models G34, G35, and G41 will now be available in the new MOS platform.  Coming soon is GLOCK 40 Gen4 in MOS Configuration – the long slide pistol is intended for 10mm enthusiasts as well as handgun hunters.

“Our research has prompted us to release the MOS configurations for the G34 Gen4, G35 Gen4 and G41 Gen4 and the new G40 Gen4 in the MOS Configuration,” ... more on the latest from GLOCK ...

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