2017 NRA Annual Meeting: Day Two

posted on April 29, 2017
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The second day of the 2017 NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits in Atlanta, GA brought a host of brand-new guns and gear to the ever-growing crowds of NRA members. This year, more than 15 acres of guns and gear are exhibited. A host of exciting seminars and an appearance by President Donald Trump, the first sitting president since Ronald Reagan to address the NRAAM, made the events even more memorable. Here are some guns and gear we saw on the show floor:

Armageddon Gear Suppressor Cover and Bag

Armageddon Gear offers a number of suppressor accessories for the growing number of suppressor owners. The Suppressor Mirage Cover is designed to wrap around a can and eliminate the mirage that rises from hot suppressors during heavy use, ensuring that sight pictures are unimpeded. The cover also allows users to remove the suppressors without having to wait for the units to cool. The hot pocket bag also gives shooters a way to safely transport heated cans. The suggested retail price on the cover and the bag is $74.95 and $69.95, respectively.

Century Arms RAS47 Pistol

Century Arms rolled out two new AK-based pistol platforms. The one pictured here is the RAS47, featuring a stamped-steel receiver, nitride-treated barrel, RAK-1 enhanced trigger group and Magpul MOE AK furniture. The company also introduced a C39V2 variant that features a milled receiver. Both guns are completely made in the USA, and the RAS47 retails at a suggested price of $749.99. 

DoubleStar ARC300

The latest rifle out from DoubleStar carried the name "Always Ready Carbine," and is available in both 5.56 NATO and .300 BLK. The rifle is designed to provide shooters with a lightweight, reliable AR platform. The ARC300 is chambered in .300 BLK and weighs in at 6.7 pounds. The gun uses a Mortar Plate Buttplate and a Samson 15-inch M-Lok handguard. The suggested retail price on the gun is $1,370.99.

Gemtech 22 Quick Attach/Detach Adapter

Gemtech announced a new accessory, designed to ease rimfire-suppressor use by allowing owners to quickly attach and detach their suppressor using the company's adapter. the Gemtech 22 QDA uses a four-lug unit that attaches to any standard 1/2-28 TPI threaded muzzle and enables users to switch suppressors between firearms with no hassle. The suggested retail price on the new QDA is $129.99.

Glock G19C

Glock announced several Summer Special editions, rolling out G17 and G19 models equipped with slide serrations and ported slides and barrels. The G19C is the first Gen4 Glock to feature the barrel porting, building on previous models that existed in the Gen3 configuration. The ported barrel is designed to reduce muzzle rise, making it easier for shooters to stay on target. The Summer Special models will be available in June 2017.

LaserMax Grip Sense Light/Laser Combo

LaserMax introduced the next generation of laser-equipped pistols with the rollout of its GripSense technology. The company built on technology from the cell-phone world to produce a grip-activated light-and-laser system that does not require a button-push to turn on the system. Instead, a sensor mounted in the unit detects when a firing grip on the gun is obtained, ensuring that users have no extra headaches or stresses when aiming a LaserMax-equipped gun. The unit is available for the Ruger LC9 and the Smith & Wesson Shield.

SilencerCo Maxim 9

SilencerCo announced that it would be shipping the Maxim 9 to dealers starting in early May. The company has built up anticipation since the introduction of the integrally suppressed pistol at SHOT Show 2016, and a number of refinements have been made to the design since its initial rollout. The gun is holsterable and is designed to work with kits from Raven Concealment. The Short model measures 9.54 inches long and weighs in at 2 pounds, 5 ounces. The gun is hearing-safe with subsonic 9 mm ammunition and retails at a suggested price of $1,499.

STI International DVC Carry 2011

STI designed its new DVC Carry 2011 pistol by incorporating all of the popular DVC features into a small package that is designed for easy carry. The gun uses STI's stippled DVC grip, along with a 3.9-inch bull barrel and an aluminum frame. The pistol is part of the company's double-stack 2011 line and provides shooters with 15 rounds of 9 mm ammunition. Total weight of the gun is 26 ounces, and the suggested retail price on the pistol is $2,999.

Ruger LCP II Laser-Equipped

Ruger announced the addition of a second model to its new LCP II lineup, incorporating a factory-equipped Viridian laser onto the latest edition. The E-Series laser is mounted on the pistol's trigger guard and adds only one ounce of weight to the gun. Featuring ambidextrous push-button activation, the laser provides users with a powerful 5 milli-watt laser that allows for targeting in daylight conditions up to 25 yards away. The suggested retail price on the new model is $439.

Wilson Combat EDC X9

Wilson Combat made waves with the introduction of its new EDC X9 pistol, bringing the company's new high-capacity X-frame to consumers and offering 15 rounds of 9mm in a slim grip. The gun also features a number of custom touches commonly associated with Wilson Combat. The frame is machined from 7075-T6 aluminum and retains all standard 1911 controls. The gun also uses Wilson Combat's Enhanced Reliability System, designed to improve extraction and feeding reliability in 9 mm 1911-style pistols. The suggested retail price on the new gun is $2,895.


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