What's New at the 2019 NRA Meetings in Indianapolis?

Take a look at some of the new firearms and other events at the 2019 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Indianapolis.

What's New at the 2019 NRA Meetings in Indianapolis?

Citadel and Legacy Sports International will introduce the new Cerakote Battleworn American flag ammo can and flag 1911 packages during the 2019 NRA Annual Meetings in Indianapolis.

As one of the biggest shows open to the public each year, manufacturers are set to showcase their new and upgraded firearms, ammunition and accessories at the 2019 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits.

The show is scheduled for April 26-28 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Firearm and ammunition sales are not permitted at the show, but visitors can see what's being shipped to retailers or already is in stores for purchase.

Entry to the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits is free to all NRA members and their families (spouse and children under 18 years old). For faster entry bring your current membership card with you. If you're not a member, you can join at the door. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, the former governor of Indiana, will speak at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum at Lucas Oil Stadium. Other events include a concert by Alan Jackson on April 27 at the stadium.

Here are some of the new products to be unveiled at the show, along with other news and appearances:

Uberti USA Bonney 1873 Cattleman, Wild Bill 1851 Conversion

Known for its authentic reproduction firearms, Uberti USA will showcase its Bonney 1873 Cattleman and Wild Bill 1851 Navy Conversion replica revolvers. Paying homage to two of the most famous gunfighters, the limited-edition revolvers capture the Old West in two guns known to be carried by William "Billy the Kid" Bonney and James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok.

Chambered in .45 Long Colt, the Bonney 1873 Cattleman features a simulated bison horn bird's head grip, color case frame and blued steel barrel measuring 5 ½ inches. Hickok was rarely seen without his two muzzle-loading, ivory-handled 1851 Navy Revolvers. Uberti USA pays tribute to the legacy of Wild Bill Hickok with the 1851 Navy Conversion, which is more practically chambered for the easily available .38 special.

Ruger Security-9 Compact pistol

Ruger Security-9 Compact

Ruger is introducing a compact version of its popular Security-9 pistol, which is smaller, lighter and more concealable than its full-size counterpart.

The hammer-fire pistol has an overall length of 6.5 inches and weighs less than 22 ounces. It's has a blued, through-hardened alloy steel slide and barrel, glass-filled nylon grip frame, and precision-machined, hard-coat anodized aluminum chassis with full-length guide rails. It also has a dovetailed, high-visibility sight system with a drift adjustable rear sight and fixed front sight. Sights can be easily changed out for different color options (available separately).

The Security-9 Compact has two alloy steel magazines and one finger grip extension floorplate. Extended, 15-round magazines are available for purchase at ShopRuger.com.

Stoeger STR-9 Pistol

Stoeger will unveil its STR-9 striker-fired pistol, chambered in 9mm with a capacity of 15+1, and its M3000 and M3020 shotguns with updated styling including a satin walnut buttstock and forend with a Cerekote Burnt Bronze receiver and barrel. Derived from Stoeger's flagship waterfowl shotgun, the M3500 Waterfowler features upgrades to its performance and aesthetic.

Benelli 828U Sport with steel receiver

Benelli 828U Sport, SBE Turkey and Waterfowl Shotguns

Benelli newest shotguns, making their first consumer show appearances, include the 828U Sport, and Performance Shop Super Black Eagle 3 Waterfowl and Turkey shotguns. 

The 828U Sport has improved ergonomics and must-have features for the serious clays shooter. Built around a steel receiver for additional weight, the 12 gauge shotgun's improved grip angle and comb height work in conjunction with the wider carbon fiber rib and sight channel for faster pointing and smoother swings. It's adjustable to 40 combinations of drop and cast with included shims. 

Benelli's flagship shotgun, the Super Black Eagle, is now available with significant upgrades from the Benelli Performance Shop and legendary shotgun expert Rob Roberts. The Performance Shop SBE3 Waterfowl shotgun and the Performance Shop SBE3 Turkey shotgun are designed  for specific hunting purposes.

The Performance Shop SBE3 Waterfowl shotgun weighs 7 pounds and has a Cerakote Midnight Bronze receiver and barrel with OPTIFADE Marsh camo stock and forend. A HiVis CompSight tops the 28-inch barrel, which is paired with three Rob Roberts chokes and five Benelli chokes.

The Performance Shop SBE3 Turkey shotgun features a pistol grip, Mossy Oak Bottomlands buttstock and forend, mounted and pre-sighted Burris FastFire II red-dot sight and EDM porting for quick follow-up shots. The SBE3 Turkey has a 24-inch barrel and weighs 6.8 pounds.

Speer: Impact Bullets, Gold Dot G2

Show attendees who stop by the Vista Outdoor booth (No. 4955) will get a first look at new Speer Impact component bullets for reloaders and Gold Dot G2 handgun ammunition, now released to the consumer market.

The Speer Impact bullet blends molecularly bonded construction with a high ballistic coefficient. Its groundbreaking Slipstream polymer tip provides an aerodynamic meplat, and its hollow core initiates expansion at velocities 200 fps lower than comparable designs. The combination results in deep penetration at mid-range, as well as extreme accuracy and consistent low-velocity expansion at long distances. These new component bullets are sold in 50-count boxes and are available in 140-grain 6.5mm/264 cal. and both 172- and 190-grain 308 cal.

Previously only offered to law enforcement, Speer Gold Dot G2 offers the ultimate performance for self-defense thanks to an exclusive nose design. Instead of a large hollow-point cavity, Gold Dot G2 has a shallow dish filled with a high-performance elastomer. On impact, the material is forced into engineered internal fissures to start the expansion process. The result is extremely uniform expansion, better separation of the petals, and more consistent penetration across barrier types through full-size handguns. The loads are sold in 20-count boxes and available in 147-grain 9mm Luger, 180-grain 40 S&W and 230-grain 45 Auto +P, with MSRPs ranging from $28.95 to $32.95.

Legacy Sports International Cerakote Battleworn 1911, Ammo Can

Citadel and Legacy Sports International will introduce the new Cerakote Battleworn American flag ammo can and flag 1911 packages. 

The ammo can packages will come complete with a full-size Government 1911 flag-decorated 45 ACP coupled with a flag-decorated ammo can. The latter can be fitted with an impact foam insert for storing the 1911 and the two mags, which are provided. 

These are being coated exclusively by Reno Cerakote, and come with a Battleworn affect applied to them. The packages are available in three color schemes: Red, White and Blue, Grayscale, and a Bazooka Green. One side of the ammo can is an American flag theme and the other has military depot-style writing, which has a Cerakote Laser Image on the can detailing the contents inside.

Initial distribution will be available starting June 1 at Bill Hicks & Co Ltd., Davidson’s, Sport’s South LLC, Williams Shooters Supply, Grice Wholesale, and Chattanooga Shooter Supply.

Lucas Oil Outdoor Line for Hunters, Shooters

Lucas Oil Outdoor Line will showcase its lubricants and additives for the firearm and outdoor industry, along with special booth appearances each day.

Forrest Lucas, President and CEO of Lucas Oil Products, will make an appearance at the Lucas Oil Outdoor Line booth # 4201 on April 27 at 11 am. He will be greeting attendees and signing copies of the movie American Real: The Forrest Lucas Story.

Jerry Miculek is scheduled to be at the booth April 26 and April 27 from 9 am - 10 am.

Pro Gun Cleaning will hold a special product giveaway, during which participants will have the chance to win a Pro Gun Cleaning Model PGC1212 4 Gallon Ultrasonic Cleaner. Attendees can enter the giveaway by stopping by the Lucas Oil booth and submitting their email address. The drawing will take place April 28 at noon.

Aguila Giveaways Include Gift Certificates

The first 250 people to visit the Aguila Ammunition booth on Friday, April 26th or Saturday, April 27th and sign-up to receive an exclusive Aguila PVC glow-in-the-dark patch. These patches were designed to be a part of your everyday carry, and have a slit on the back to be used as a secret pocket to store and hide essentials. 

Twenty-five of the 500 patches have a gift certificate stored inside the patch for prizes ranging from $30 to $457.

Warren in Sellmark Booth to Open Show

Outdoor television favorites Keith Warren and his daughter, Matti, hosts of The High Road with Keith Warren, will be in the Sellmark booth (#5021) on April 26, from 9-10 a.m.

Sightmark, Pulsar and Firefield will showcase existing and new day optics, night thermal imagers, night vision scopes and shooting accessories. The show will be the first wide-scale display of the Pulsar thermion riflescopes and Axion thermal monoculars. Visitors can also expect hands-on experiences with Sightmark’s new Wraith digital riflescope and Latitude PRS first-focal-plane long-range optic, along with the recently unveiled Citadel optic lineup.

Savage Arms in Overwatch camo

Savage Rifles Feature NRA Mossy Oak Overwatch Camo

Savage Arms will unveil a line of firearms in NRA’s Mossy Oak Overwatch camouflage pattern, and Mossy Oak will be giving away nine Savage AXIS II Overwatch rifles at its booth during the three-day show.

Mossy Oak recently became the NRA's Official Camouflage Partner and developed a new, exclusive pattern: Overwatch. Savage partnered with Mossy Oak to create several firearms with the pattern.

Overwatch firearm models include A22 FV-SR semi-auto in 22 LR, B Series bolt action in 22 LR and 17 HMR, A17 semi-auto in 17 HMR, MSR 15 Recon 2.0 semi-auto in 5.56x45mm/223 Rem., MSR 10 Hunter semi-auto in .308 Win. and 6.5 Creedmoor, Model 110 Ridge Warrior bolt-action in 308 Win. and 6.5 Creedmoor, and AXIS II bolt-action in many caliber options.

Meprolight USA Red Dot, Thermal Sights

Meprolight USA will showcase its red dot and thermal sights during the show, along with its new augmented reality weapon sight system, the Mepro Foresight.

The Mepro Foresight is the first augmented weapon sight on the market, providing essential tactical data projected on the transparent optical lens in real-time (battery level, sensor data, Bluetooth connectivity and in the near future, a shot counter).

The new upgraded Mepro RDS Pro V.2 electro-optical red-dot sight is the latest generation, featuring an optimized combination, 16 brightness levels, and red and green aiming patterns with multiple selections of aiming patterns through a large crystal clear, transparent display window.

The newest addition to the RDS and RDS Pro series, the MicroRDS, is a small, rugged, energy efficient, electro-optical red dot sight designed for handguns, shotguns and rifles with a large display window and a clearly defined red-dot for fast target acquisition with both eyes open. The MicroRDS Kit includes a patent-pending dovetail adapter with a quick release mechanism that allows mounting and dismounting on the gun with a click of a finger. The adapter includes high-quality Meprolight Night Sights that allow accurate and fast shooting under any lighting conditions when the MicroRDS Optic is removed. 

Varmint hunters require sights that allow them to detect targets in total darkness. The Mepro NYX-200 is a multispectral dual-channel thermal weapon sight. This robust sight is available in several configurations, all providing a high-resolution thermal channel with 640x480 microbolometer core and a 17µ pixel size. It also provides a sensitive camera channel, featuring a 1280x640 microbolometer core low-light or day camera. It can quickly be changed from hand-held to weapons mount and vice versa. 

For professionals requiring a multi-purpose sight capable of day/night integration and fast transition between long range and CQC situations, the Mepro MOR Pro reflex sight offers two laser pointers (visible and IR). The passive reflex is self-illuminated for anytime use and the active reflex offers an brighter LED dot for special lighting circumstances. Red or green laser pointers for urban or close quarter scenarios can easily be activated. An IR laser pointer for covert operations gives the user the ultimate advantage. The combined zeroing system co-aligns the aiming pattern and the two laser pointers into a single zeroing procedure, saving time and increasing accuracy.

Thompson/Center Arms Adds Stock Options to T/CR22 Rimfire Line

Thompson/Center Arms has added two riflestock options to its line of T/CR22 rimfire rifles.

Starting in May, the Thompson/Center T/CR22 rifle, chambered in .22LR, will be available with a traditional hardwood stock as well as a Magpul composite stock in a Flat Dark Earth Black Grit finish. The rifle currently is available in five different finishes.  

The new T/CR22 rifles with traditional hardwood and FDE Black Grit finishes include a green fiber optic front sight and adjustable rear peep sight. A built-in picatinny-style rail allows for the mounting of an optic for precision shooting at longer ranges.

The rifle comes with one 10-round detachable rotary magazine and is priced at an MSRP of $419.

GSM Lineup of Brand Ambassador Appearances

GSM Outdoors will play host to professional shooters and leading outdoor sports enthusiasts who will meet with NRA members and fans. GSM's booth is No. 7059. The lineup includes:

Doug Koenig is recognized as one of the all-time winningest professional shooters with more that 70 National Championships to his credit, a 10-time World Champion, and an 18-time winner of the Bianchi Cup. A pro shooter since 1990. Appearance times: Friday, April 26, 9-10 a.m., and Sunday, April 28, 2-3 p.m.

Eva Shockey, one of the most influential and admired outdoorswomen in the industry and a familiar name to everyone in the hunting community. Eva is co-host of Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventuresand author of the best-selling book Taking Aim. Appearance times: Friday, April 26, 12-1 p.m. 

Jessie Harrison is a champion world-class shooter and a championship title-holder of the renowned Bianchi Cup, Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships, and numerous USPSA and US IPSC championships. One of the most successful competitive women shooters of all time and captain of the Taurus shooting team. Appearance times: Friday, April 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 27, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Kevin Dixie has become one of the shooting and self-defense segments' most proactive 2nd Amendment advocates by bringing defensive firearm training to a "community-level" mindset. Kevin established his firearms training operation, No Other Choice, to teach all members of society the importance of freedom, prosperity, and liberty through defensive preparedness. Appearance times: Friday, April 26, 12-1 p.m. and Saturday, April 27, from 2-3 p.m.

Corrine Mosher, an accomplished tactical firearms instructor and a competitive shooter, Corrine is a dedicated student of the gun and its many disciplines, from personal defense to competition. A classically-trained violinist who switched to a career in firearms training, Corrine is one of the most respected women shooters in the country and a top-level instructor in the defensive pistol, rifle, and shotgun categories. Appearance times: Friday, April 26 1-2 p.m. and Saturday, April 27, 1-2 p.m. 

Max Michel is one of the top-tier competitive shooters in the world and a member of Team Walker's champion shooting roster. Team Captain for the Sig Sauer USPSA shooting team, a former member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Action Pistol Team, and operates the Max Michel Training Academy for competitive and tactical firearms instruction. Appearance times: Friday, April 26, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 27, from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Sig Sauer MCX Virtus Air Rifle

Shoot the New Sig Sauer M17 Pellet Pistol, MPX Air Rifle

The new M17 Advanced Sport Pellet (ASP) and MPX ASP air rifle from the SIG AIR division of Sig Sauer will be available for NRA members to shoot at the Pyramid Air Indoor Range.

The M17 ASP semi-automatic .177 caliber pellet pistol is a replica of the U.S. Army issued P320-M17 and is field strippable like the P320-M17 9mm centerfire pistol. Powered by CO2, this high-performance air pistol has same look and feel as the P320-M17 and features a metal slide and realistic blow-back action.  The proprietary drop magazine houses a 20-round Rapid Pellet Magazine (RPM) in addition to the 12g CO2cartridge and cam lever loading port for quick and easy replacement of the CO2cartridge.

The popular MPX ASP .177 caliber semi-automatic air rifle features a 30-round Rapid Pellet Magazine and is a replica of the world-renowned SIG SAUER MPX centerfire rifle.

The full SIG AIR product line including the new P365 BB Pistol, MCX Virtus PCP Air Rifle, and ProForce Airsoft line will be on display in booth No. 3912. The Pyramid Range Indoor Range is located in Room 144, near the main registration area.

The .22 caliber MCX Virtus pre-charged pneumatic air rifle features a 30-round rapid pellet magazine, a 17.5-inch barrel with M-LOK handguard for easy mounting of accessories. The Virtus is powered by a regulated, 13-cubic-inch, high-pressure air cylinder located in the stock. Maximum fill pressure is 3,000 psi and output is controlled at 1,100 psi ensuring consistent shots. The air cylinder is refillable and delivers up to 150 shots per fill.

“The new MCX Virtus PCP Air Rifle is powerful enough to hunt small game such as squirrels and rabbits and is great for pest control in addition to target shooting,” said Joseph Huston, Vice President and General Manager of SIG AIR. “Unlike CO2-powered airguns, the high-pressure air in PCP models are less affected by extreme swings in temperature, making the MCX Virtus PCP an excellent all-weather airgun. Performance will be consistent, whether shooting on hot summer days or in freezing temperatures.”

The .22 caliber MCX Virtus PCP Air Rifle shoots up to 700 fps with muzzle energy of 11 ft-lbs. 

Bear OPS Knives Featuring New Models

Bear OPS Knives will feature several new models in booth No. 8245, including an automatic rescue knife loaded with features.

The Bear OPS AC-510R-BOR4-B automatic rescue knife includes a glass breaker, seatbelt cutter and lifetime warranty. This knife features a 3 ¼” Sandvik blade that opens on-demand with a simple push of the recess button. The AC-510’s black and orange G10 handles are built to withstand daily abuse, practically maintenance-free and provides a comfortable fit in most hands.

The new AC-1200-Ti-SW titanium titan quickly opens with a simple push of the recessed button, deploying the 2 7/8” 154CM blade. The stonewash-finished titanium handles add to the knife’s practically indestructible design and fits comfortably in most hands. A strong pocket clip is included and can be switched for ambidextrous use. 

Visitors will also get to see additional knives designed for personal protection, including the Bold Action series, Bear Song butterfly knives, Incognito, Combat knives, new AC-900 series and more.

Gamo Showcasing Swarm Magnum, Fusion, Whisper Air Rifles

Gamo Outdoor USA will present several new products including the Swarm Magnum with 10X Quick-Shot and Whisper Fusion technologies, the Swarm Fusion 10X Gen 2, and the updated Swarm Whisper models in .22 and .177 caliber. Gamo will be in Booth No. 7248.

Burris Displaying XTR III, RT-8 Riflescopes

Show attendees who stop by the Burris booth (No. 6855) can preview Burris’s new XTR III, designed for competition and tactical shooting, and the new RT-8. the RT-8 combines fast target acquisition at close range with true both-eyes-open 1x magnification and extremely accurate mid-range shooting with 8X magnification and 600 yards of trajectory compensation.

Also at the show: new rear focal plane Veracity models, the latest expansion to the award-winning line of hunting optics, and the AR-Signature QD P.E.P.R mount, which is designed to increase the range of optics through custom ring inserts.

Federal To Introduce Concept for Online Custom-Loaded Ammo

Details are still being worked out, but Federal will unveal its concept for helping customers with a new custom-loaded ammuntion online store called the Federal Custom Shop.

This is planned for a summer launch, so it's not available yet. Officials with Federal are still working out some details but the plan is far enough along to reveal to the public. The nut is that customers will be able to order direct from several different shotshell and centerfire rifle offerings, with a wide selection of bullets from Federal, Nosler, Sierra, Berger, Swift and others.

Also, the wildly popular and lethal custom TSS Shotshells for turkey, waterfowl and upland game can be ordered in custom designs. In short, if it's not in Federal's widespread offerings already then the company has the components and capablity to build it for you. These won't be crazy wildcat loads or some double-powder big critter stomper loads, either,  so don't get any wild ideas. But, for example, if you wanted a TSS turkey or waterfowl load with more of one pellet size and less of another, it could be done. 

Each Custom Shop round will be loaded to order by our team of expert engineers in Federal's state-of-the-art reloading workshop. The veteran craftsmen will combine the best components with extra quality checks at every stage for the most consistent velocity, accuracy and overall performance. Loads will be hand-checked for final inspection and cleaned before being custom-packed in durable, personalized packaging.

The Custom Shop handloading facility is located in a specialized room at Federal’s main factory in Anoka, Minnesota. The Custom Shop is not open to the public, and is an virtual shop only.

Federal asks those not attending the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits to sign-up for its e-newsletter for updates on when the Custom Shop will open and for specific options that will be available. Visit Federal’s homepage, scroll down to the bottom and click “Get the Latest” to sign up.


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