Shotguns: Eric says 2019 just might be the year of the 20-gauge. The variety of different configurations available in shotguns are piquing the interest of shooters, especially the 20-gauge. Its reputation has long been that the 20-gague is just for kids or ladies, however, Eric says that men are also increasingly picking them up and enjoying the benefits. Eric says there is a tremendous amount of interest in tactical style shotguns like the Armscor VR80 this year, but there is also a surge of shooters that are revisiting more classic offerings like the Browning Citori Lightning. He highlights the evolution of over/under shotguns, like the Browning Citori, and says that they are likely to get more attention in 2019 than they have in recent years. Eric will also talk combo guns like the Mossberg 12/20 gauge and how they offer a lot of value to buyers who don’t have the cash to spend on more than one gun. Plus, to celebrate Mossberg’s 100th anniversary in 2019, Eric says they are offering a Retrograde series of 12-gauge pump-action shotguns like the 500 Persuader Retrograde and 590A1 Retrograde, both police and military pump-style shotguns featuring walnut stocks and a heat shield on the 590.
Pistols: 2019 buzz worthy new pistols include the Colt King Cobra. Eric says that many people are probably familiar with Colt’s snake guns like the popular Python. The King Cobra, first introduced in 1986 and discontinued in 1989, then reintroduced in 1991 and discontinued again in 1998 is a model that hasn’t been seen or talked about for quite some time. However, that’s about to change. Eric details the backstory of the King Cobra reboot discussing a Montreal policeman that ordered a special configuration stainless King Cobra with fixed sights and a three-inch barrel. Only six of these were made for a few undercover Montreal police officers. Eric says that the comeback King Cobra, a .357 Magnum with Hogue grips and an exposed hammer, will be based on this specialty 90’s configuration.
There is a lot of retro stuff hitting the market in 2019 and Eric says don’t be surprised if you find that what was old is once new again! Be sure to get a subscription of Guns & Ammo magazine where Eric and the team will keep you up to date with all these cool new innovations and offerings. For only $12, you can get a year subscription! In addition, Eric highlights the decreased accessibility of firearm related magazine in stores today. He notes that retailers are removing Guns & Ammo and other firearm related magazines from the shelves and suppressing the availability of firearm related information. So, be sure to go online and subscribe to get magazines that come to your door, so you don’t miss out!
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