I always like when our Convention precedes the SHOT Show as it did this year because it affords guys like me the opportunity to get a jump on what’s new for the coming year. Most new products in the firearms industry debut at SHOT, but when our Convention convenes before theirs, many of our exhibitors consider SCI to be their primary market, and as such important enough to make sure their new goodies and promotional materials are ready in time, even if it’s earlier in the year than usual. Continue reading Companies Debut New Products At SCI Convention
In the world of rifles there is perhaps no more iconic name than Mauser. Yes there’s Winchester, Remington, Holland & Holland, Rigby, and a few others than can arguably claim iconic status, but none have been more influential or more universal than this German company founded in 1871 on the banks of the Neckar River in Oberndorf. Continue reading A Tale Of Two Mausers
Well, another SCI convention — the 46th, is now history. If memory serves — and at my age is often doesn’t — I’m pretty sure the first one I attended was the second one, which would have been in 1975. Back then the event was held at the Riviera and the entire convention was easily contained within one ballroom. I remember being able to see every exhibit in the room in an hour’s time! Since then I’ve missed attending no more than four or five, and when I did it was because I was hunting somewhere. So I’ve attended somewhere around 40 of them and take it from me, they just keep getting bigger and better! Continue reading Bigger, Faster, Newer, Better!
Mauser unveiled yet another new rifle in its lineup, barely a year after it reintroduced the venerable Model 98. The new rifle is called the M18 and in some ways it could hardly be less like the Model 98. The differences between the two are striking, but oddly enough, so are the similarities. Continue reading Upstairs, Downstairs: Mauser’s M98 & New M18