Building on the momentum achieved in early 2016 with the release of the Colt Competition Pistol™, Colt Combat Unit™ Rail Gun®, and Colt Expanse™ M4, Colt has wasted no time in updating its current handgun lineup this summer. New models include the Delta Elite® and Defender® which have been thoroughly revised, and the Colt Combat Unit™ Rail Gun® and stainless steel Rail Gun®, which are now offered in 9mm.
“Long before I came to Colt I bought a Defender, which I love,” said Paul Spitale, Senior VP at Colt. “I quickly realized that there were a few things about it that kept it from being perfect for concealed carry so when I came to Colt early last year that was a project that was very important to me.” The Defender is now offered in two finishes: the stainless steel model is available only in .45 ACP and features the same brushed stainless steel slide, stainless Cerakote coated aluminum receiver, and three-dot sight structure as the outgoing model, but now feature custom Colt G10 grips and a carry cut on the front of the slide for ease of concealment. The new black and blued model offers all the upgrades of the stainless model, as well as a blued carbon steel slide and black Cerakote coated aluminum receiver, a Tritium front night sight and blacked out rear Novak low mount carry sight for ease of target acquisition, in a choice of 9mm or .45 ACP. MSRP on the stainless model is unchanged at $899, while the upgraded black and blued model is offered at $949.
The Delta Elite® has always had a following among enthusiasts who want the stopping power of 10mm in a genuine Colt 1911 platform pistol. Now modernizing features have been added that are designed to make it an outstanding package for hunting or personal defense. The redesigned Delta Elite features an upswept beavertail grip safety, extended thumb safety, composite stocks with Delta medallions, and Novak white dot sights. MSRP is unchanged at $1,099
Lastly, the Colt Rail Gun® line has been updated to include 9mm versions of both the stainless steel Rail Gun and Colt Combat Unit™ Rail Gun. The accessory rail allows for secure mounting of a tactical light while also providing excellent balance for the shooter. Add to that the combination of 9mm and Colt’s Dual Spring Recoil System™, and the recoil is greatly reduced. The standard stainless Colt Rail Gun has an MSRP of $1,199, and the Colt Combat Unit™ Rail Gun has an MSRP of $1,499.
SSK Industries is now manufacturing a new lightweight and very quiet rimfire suppressor, shown here mounted on a Ruger MK III pistol. Weighing a shade over 4 oz. and threaded 1/2×28, it will work with most .22 LR pre-threaded rifles or handguns. The new SSK rimfire suppressor retails for $245 and is currently in stock ready for transfer in accordance with NFA regulations. It also does a great job with .22 Magnum and any of the .17 caliber rimfires. It is easily dissembled for cleaning with the supplied wrench. SSK Industries manufactures premium quality firearms including single shots, revolvers and bolt action guns for handgun hunting, custom hunting and tactical rifles, as well as other suppressors. Its JDJ line of cartridges includes the WHISPER® series of cartridges, which has advanced the state of the art accuracy of sub-sonic suppressed weapons by more than 500%. For more information, phone 740-264-0176 or email SSKIndustries@comcast.net. You can also visit their website for information on other products and services: SSKIndustries.com.
New S&W M&P®
15-22 Sport™ Model
Smith & Wesson has introduced the M&P 15-22 Sport™ MOE SL model (Magpul Original Equipment Slim Line). Now available with American-made Magpul accessories as standard equipment, the dedicated .22 LR M&P rifle retains the look and operating features of the company’s popular M&P rifle line, with the enhanced ergonomics of Magpul accessories. “We continue to look for new and innovative ways to evolve the M&P rifle series and offer consumers enhanced features. Outfitting the M&P15-22 Sport MOE SL with Magpul original equipment is just another step in creating the ultimate shooting experience,” said Jan Mladek, general manager of Smith & Wesson’s M&P Brand. Engineered on a high strength polymer upper and lower receiver, the M&P15-22 Sport MOE SL delivers reduced weight and serves as an ideal training firearm for law enforcement, as well as a popular choice with consumers for recreational shooting purposes. In addition to the standard features of the M&P15-22 Sport rifle, which include front and rear MBUS® folding sights and the M&P Slim M-LOK® handguard, the new M&P15-22 Sport MOE SL models are equipped with a Magpul MOE SL mil-spec carbine stock, SL Grip, and Magpul Type2 M-LOK rail covers. The M&P15-22 Sport MOE SL is available in black or flat dark earth finishes and comes complete with a 25 round .22LR magazine. The M&P15-22 Sport MOE SL model has an MSRP of $499 and is sold with a limited warranty and a lifetime service policy. For more information on the M&P15-22 SPORT rifle models, visit online at: smith-wesson.com. For more information on Magpul accessories, visit: magpul.com.
New Case Crimson
Bone Pocket Knives
Rich, deep red saturates this Barnboard Jigged Bone handle for a look best described as old country meets regal sophistication. Eight patterns to choose from in the Barnboard Crimson Bone series, each featuring Tru-Sharp™ surgical steel blades and nickel silver bolsters. The largest is the Russlock one-hand-opening clip blade model. The Mini Copperhead shown here has clip and pen blades, weighs just 1.4 oz., and measures 3-1/8 inches overall when closed. For more information on these and other case knives, including the V-42 combat knife, recreating a historic World War Two commando blade, visit: wrcase.com, or your nearest authorized Case retailer.