New Review: October 2001

By Chris Choat


Wolf Performance Ammunition now introduces its new 40 S&W ammunition manufactured by Tula Cartridge Works of Tula, Russia. The new offering is a 180 grain, copper-jacketed projectile; steel cased, non-corrosive cartridge that is boxer primer. Wolf has become well known for its low priced-high quality ammunition, and the 40 S&W will continue that reputation. Like all Wolf products, the 40 S&W has a 100% Performance Guarantee. For more information contact Wolf Performance Ammunition, DEPT.SAR, 7235 Bermuda Road, Suite E, Las Vegas, NV 89115. Phone: 1-702-837-8506. Fax: 1-702-837-9250. On the web at: www.wolfammo.com.


Phoenix Arms, manufacturers of the HP line of compact semi-auto pistols, has now introduced their new all-in-one kit for the avid shooter; the Deluxe Rangemaster Target Kit. It’s a highly affordable way to get into pistol shooting. The new kit contains everything the sports enthusiast needs to enjoy the thrill of precision target shooting. The centerpiece of the package is the Phoenix Arms HP22LR compact semi-auto .22 caliber pistol. It’s loaded with features including a three-inch vent rib barrel, ten round magazine, adjustable rear sight, magazine interlock with hold-open feature and more. The Deluxe Rangemaster Target Kit also includes accessories such as a five-inch extended target barrel and an extended magazine with finger grip. The pistol and accessory barrel are available in either Satin Nickel or Polished Blue. Other items in the new kit include a pistol lock and lanyard cable, cleaning kit, a bottle of Break Free® gun oil, complete instructions and an official Phoenix Arms HP Rangemaster patch. All this in a rugged high-impact ABS transport case with a lock keyed to match the included pistol magazine well lock. The best thing is that the entire kit retails for under $200.00. For more information contact Phoenix Arms, DEPT. SAR, 1420 Archibald Ave., Ontario, CA 91761. Phone: 1-909-937-6900. Fax: 1-909-937-0060.


Black Hills Ammunition long known for their excellent line of high quality ammunition is now offering a new 9mm loading; the 124 grain Jacketed Hollow Point +P. The new offering utilizes a 124 grain hollow point bullet at a sizzling 1250 fps for 430 ft lbs of energy. To ensure proper bullet performance at this velocity level they chose the Speer Gold Dot bullet for maximum expansion plus weight retention. This new load stays within industry pressure standards for 9mm +P ammunition. For more information contact Black Hills Ammunition, DEPT. SAR, P.O. Box 3090, Rapid City, SD 57709-3090. Phone: 1-605-348-5150. Fax: 1-605-348-9827. Website address: www.black-hills.com.


Wilcox Industries Corp. has just announced the release of their new “Power Grip Plus”. Specifically designed for use in the Special Operations community but also available to the commercial market the revolutionary Nightstalker “Power Grip Plus” adds both form and function to your M-16 or AR-15 weapon as does no other accessory. This ergonomically designed pistol grip offers additional support or optimum weapon handling plus the added feature of either laser, tactical light or both. The “Power Grip Plus” is available in several configurations including flashlight only, visible laser/flashlight and visible laser/infrared laser/flashlight. The infrared laser configuration comes standard with in infrared illuminator. All versions are equipped with a dual function flashlight bypass button, which activates the visible flashlight regardless of the mode of operation, either as an on/off toggle or momentary flashlight. A built-in LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) for laser models indicates power, remaining time and user selectable blink rates. For more information on this top of the line accessory contact Wilcox Industries Corp., DEPT. SAR, Pease International Tradeport, 53 Durham St., Portsmouth, NH 03801. Telephone: 1-603-431-1331. Fax: 1-603-431-1221. Web Site: www.wilcoxind.com.


GG&G of Tucson, AZ , one of the world’s acknowledges leaders in the design and manufacture of law enforcement and military optical mounting systems and tactical weapons accessories has recently introduced a version of their already highly regarded FIRE (Fully Integrated Rifle Enhancement) System for the M96 Expeditionary Rifle. The FIRE system includes any or all of the following as required by the end-user: MAD folding emergency rear sight, folding front sight, a dedicated M96 full-length MilStandard 1913 interface rail and standard Aimpoint rings. The M96 Fire system requires the removal of both the rifles front and rear sight assemblies. The Mil-Standard 1913 interface rail is made from a machined billet of 6061 T6 aircraft grade aluminum alloy and costs $100.00 including all of the mounting hardware. The MAD folding rear sight has four apertures, two of each size (small .073 and large .199 in.) So that rotating the aperture in either direction will bring the next size into view. It uses the standard Colt windage knob and windage screw. One click provides 0.48 MOA change when mounted on the M96 rifle and about 0.65 MOA on the M96 carbine. For more information on this innovative new sighting system contact GG&G, DEPT. SAR, 3602 E. 42nd Stravenue, Tucson, AZ 85713. Phone: 520-748-7167. Fax: 1-520-748-7583. Their web site is www.gggaz.com.


Winchester Ammunition has just announces five new loads in the USA brand pistol ammo line. All of the loads use a jacketed hollow point bullet and are designed with personal protection use in mind. The new loads include a 38 Special round with a 125 grain bullet and a muzzle velocity of 945 fps; a 9mm load with a 115 grain bullet and a muzzle velocity of 1225 fps; a 357 Sig load with a 125 grain bullet and a muzzle velocity currently being defined; a 40 S&W load with a 180 grain bullet and a muzzle velocity of 1010 fps and finally a .45 auto load with a 230 grain bullet and a muzzle velocity of 880 fps. The new Jacketed Hollow Point pistol loads from Winchester combine performance and value into a package shooters will appreciate. For more info contact Winchester, DEPT. SAR, 427 North Shamrock Street, East Alton, IL 62024-1197. Phone: 1-618-258-2204. Fax: 1-618-258-3609. Web site: www.winchester.com.

This article first appeared in Small Arms Review V5N1 (October 2001)
and was posted online on April 11, 2014


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