Top 10 Shooting Sports Retailer Stories for 2018

What grabbed the headlines in the shooting sports industry? Find out with the Top 10 Shooting Sports Retailer Stories for 2018.
Top 10 Shooting Sports Retailer Stories for 2018

With 2018 coming to an end it's time to take a look at some of the memorable moments from the Shooting Sports Retailer stories from the last year.

These are the biggest stories that made headlines, from the financial news of well-known companies to introductions of products that sparked interest. These are the news stories you read, clicked on, liked and shared the most in the last 12 months. Here are the top 10 news stories from

10. Savage Arms Releases New MSR 15 Recon LRP

The Savage MSR 15 Recon LRP includes upgrades to the original MSR 15 Recon, including an adjustable gas block and longer barrel for better performance. Read the story here.

9. Midlands Backpack Shotgun, While Unique, Is a Winner

The new Midland Backpack shotgun offers simplicity, value and advanced features while overcoming many deficiencies of legacy designs. Read the story here.

8. Remington Outdoors Files for Bankruptcy; Sales Decline a Third in 2017

Remington Outdoors, America’s oldest gun manufacturer, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection from creditors due to massive debt and declining sales. Read the story here.

7 . The Easy Way to Zero an Optic

I’m convinced this is an area of great educational opportunity, as I see shooters at the range going through boxes of ammo while furiously spinning adjustment dials until they finally leave in frustration with a still un-zeroed optic. Read the story here.

6. Review: Colt Competition Government Model With Series 70 Trigger

Colt has been making 1911s since the gun was first adopted by the U.S. military and has built them for combat as well as competition, improving them along the way. Here’s a look at the Colt Competition Government Model with Series 70 Trigger. Read the story here.

5. Federal Premium Launches New Heavyweight TSS Turkey Loads

Turkey hunters interested in more lethality at longer distances were fired up to learn about the Heavyweight TSS shotgun ammunition from Federal Premium. A mix of premium components in different shot sizes in seven loads put turkeys on notice. Read the story here.

4. Two New Revolvers Released by Taurus

The Taurus 692 multi-caliber revolver with its 3-inch barrel and the 856 in .38 Special were big hits with shooters interested in options for concealed carry and self-defense. Read the story here.

3. Review: Ruger PC Carbine Rifle With Glock Magazine Magwell

Ruger has recreated the brutal simplicity of the 10/22 take-down model in the PC Carbine. Many customers have wished for a 10/22 that fired 9mm rounds from a Glock magazine or a PC9 that accepts Glock magazines, and now Ruger has delivered. Read the story here.

2. Review: Bushmaster 450 SD

Our range and in-field review left no doubt the Bushmaster 450 SD rifle is a hard-hitting round with great potential. This rifle has a home whether you prefer toeing the line in competition, testing your skills on a tactical range or heading afield for hunting big game. Read the story here.

1. SIG Announces Two P365 Accessories

Following the release of its P365 pistol for concealed carry, SIG SAUER has developed the LIMA365 Laser Sight and FOXTROT365 Rail Mount Flashlight specifically for this high-capacity, striker-fired 9mm pistol. Read the story here.


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