Smith & Wesson's new XVR comes from the Performance Center family and features a 2.5-inch barrel, a fiber optic front sight, and Hogue grips. The gun is compatible with three different cartridges: .460, .454 Casull, and .45 Long Colt.
Gerber's big knife for 2014 is made out of a solid piece of new steel called S35VN. This means the blade should hold its edge longer and be more resistant to corrosion. The Legend comes with a well-built leather sheath that features a solid safety strap. But these features are going to cost you ... a lot. The knife will retail for about $700.
The Ruger American rifle stormed into the market last year as an accurate, durable rifle for a bargain price. For 2014, Ruger is introducing a rimfire .22 version with a variety of features that include a rotary magazine, a fiber optic front site, a good trigger, and interchangeable butts. The gun comes in a standard version (shown in the video) and a compact version.
The best feature on this gun might be the price: $250.
The Swedish Morakniv is as sharp as a razor. The clip-point blade is anodized to prevent rusting and the handle is made of injection-molded polypropylene and provides a positive grip. It comes with a sturdy sheath and an incredible price of only $80. We dare you to find a better all-around knife for the money.
Federal Premium's new 180 grain Trophy Bonded Jacketed Soft Point is great for a variety of applications. With a muzzle velocity of 1,275 fps and approximately 18 inches of penetration, you can use it for deer hunting, self defense and in bear country.
The new Winchester Rooster XR uses the same technology as the Long Beard load announced late last year. Here's how it works: the resin fills in the gaps between the pellets. When the shell ignites, the resin fractures. This process creates a tighter shooting shotshell and more pellets on target, according to Winchester.
Benchmade surveyed backcountry hunters to come up with the designs for their new HUNT Series. The series includes 8 different knives (both fixed blades and folders) with blades forged in CPM S30V steel. This is a powdered steel known for edge retention, an attribute critical for hunters trekking off the grid. The folders in this line utilize the classic Benchmade axis lock system, which slides a safety bolt into place.
As the long-range frenzy continues, we should not forget that Weatherby has been specializing in rifles for extreme distances ever since the company was founded, and I mean hunting rifles, not tactical guns. Newest in their lineup is the Terramark RC, a Mark V with a special earth-tone camo stock and dirt-colored (sort of) metal finish on the receiver and fluted barrel.
F&S and OL interviewed hunting legend Jim Shockey's daughter Eva Shockey in our video suite. The 26-year-old is an up-and-comer in the hunting industry and has already hunted all over the world. We tapped our readers for questions and then let the cameras roll.
Everything about Barrett's new semiautomatic .50 caliber rifle is big. The rifle is fitted with the QDL suppressor (Quick Detach Large suppressor) and a stocky bipod. The price tag is big too. The gun retails $18,000.