The Sportsman's News team searched high and low for the hottest new products at the National Shooting Sports Foundation's Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trades Show in Las Vegas, NV in January. These are our picks for gear you will definitely want to look at for yourself. Keep in mind that these are brand new products and it may take a while for them to make it to the shelves of Sportsman's Warehouse.
Designed and built from the ground up at the SIG SAUER research and development facilities in New Hampshire with the input of hunters, military snipers, and elite long-range shooters, the CROSS rifle was created to meet the demands of both precision long-range shooting and extreme backcountry hunting.
The Cross is available with a 16-inch barrel in .308 and the new hybrid 277 Sig Fury round. It is also available with an 18-inch barrel in the popular 6.5 Creedmoor. It weighs just 6.5 pounds and comes with a folding and adjustable precision stock and a single-piece receiver for improved accuracy. And best of all, it is designed and built in the U.S.A.
While technically not a new rifle, Browning has expanded its offering for this premium semi-custom made rifle into three new calibers that will be of interest for long-range shooters. Now in 6.5 PRC, 30 Nosler, and .300 Remington Ultra-Magnum and with new Cerakote finishes in Titanium or Burnt Bronze. These new setups will turn heads as well as drive tacks, with a total of 11 calibers to choose from.
Another new twist on an older gun, the beauty of Benelli's 828U shotgun is now available in the easier shooting 20 gauge. Available in either 26 or 28-inch barrels, the 20 gauge comes with a beautifully engraved nickle plated steel receiver. It features Benelli's superb Steel Locking System that eliminates wear and tear on the receiver and hinge that cause traditional O/U's to fail. The heart of Benelli's Steel Locking System is a solid steel breech block that locks directly to the monoblock, containing all pressure from the shotshell and preventing its transfer to the receiver and hinge pins. With premium AA-grade satin wood furniture the 828U 20 gauge is a beauty to behold and a joy to hold.
Weatherby set out to make a long-range rifle that tipped the scales under 5 pounds while delivering magnum performance in a firearm that doesn’t demand custom rifle pricing. Additionally, the combination of the stock design, brand new muzzle break, and proprietary patent-pending 3DHEX recoil reducer make it enjoyable to shoot. It is available in 10 magnum caliber offerings and three left-handed options.
We have had this pistol in-hand for a couple of months now and have put several thousands rounds downrange. With the exact same footprint as Glock's popular G19, it offers the ability to train with a weapon that is similar enough to your carry gun to reinforce your fundamentals without breaking the bank in ammo costs. It is also an excellent gun for newer shooters to get familiar with a larger caliber gun without the noise and recoil.
The new Ranger 22 brings a rimfire rifle back to the Christensen Arms lineup. Built for precision—the bolt-action platform features an aluminum receiver with a steel recoil lug insert, Christensen Arms carbon fiber tension barrel, and a carbon fiber composite rimfire stock. The rifle is also well equipped with standard sling studs, a 0 MOA picatinny rail, and a match grade Rem 700 style trigger. The Ranger 22 weighs in starting at 5.1 pounds and is backed by a Christensen Arms Sub-MOA at 50 Yards Guarantee.
Klymalite lofted synthetic insulation creates additional warmth that lasts through the night. Take on cold conditions without sacrificing comfort or pack size. Klymalite lofted synthetic insulation in the pad offers exceptional warmth without the dreaded crinkle noise of other insulated pads. The exclusive V-Chambers and dynamic side rails also limit the movement of air, helping warmth stay closer to the top of the pad—meaning closer to you.
Bringing their optics expertise to the world of fashion and performance, Leupold has introduced a new line of eyewear that looks good and protects your vision. Five styles will be available at launch: the Katmai, Becnara, Packout, Switchback, and Tracer. All five styles are made from lightweight, ballistic-rated materials and ships with scratch-resistant polarized lenses as rugged and clear as Leupold’s legendary sporting optics. Three of the five styles – the Packout, Switchback, and Tracer – meet or exceed ANSI Z87.1 high-velocity impact standards for eye protection. All five styles share numerous top-of-the-line features like infused polarized lenses, which eliminate glare and keep your eyes fresh whether you’re on the water or in the field. Leupold’s Guard-ion hydrophobic coating sheds dirt, water, and fingerprints for a clear, crisp image, while Diamondcoat-hardened lenses reduce surface scratches. A no-slip bridge design provides all day comfort with soft-touch rubber bridge pads. Daylight Max technology, meanwhile, provides complete UV protection for optimal performance in any environment. All five styles are designed, machined, and assembled in the USA.
Made for increased "hikability" the Mountain Trek was made to more easily transition from climbing to hiking with a hike-friendly midsole. Technical DNA endures allowing for climbing technical routes with or without gear. Designed for high-level mountaineering and glacial routes as well as high-altitude big game hunting.
Consumers loved the the game-changing Sig Sauer P365 and they will enjoy the XL even more. Optics ready, everyday carry size with unprecedented 12+1 full-size capacity. The P365 XL is striker-fired, with the clean crisp trigger pull you expect from a SIG. Lightweight and easy to conceal, the P365 XL is chambered in 9mm and is rated for +P ammunition. Included standard are Optic Ready Slide Compatible with Romeo Zero and RMSc Optics, XRAY3 Day/Night sights, XSeries P365 Grip Module with Integrated Carry Magwell and Extended Beavertail, Flat Trigger with a 90° Break, and a 12-round steel magazine. An optional 15-round extended magazine allows you to bring the total capacity to 16 rounds.
The RazorMax combines the strength and performance of a fixed blade knife with their patented RazorSafe replaceable blade system. Two unique blade styles allow you to switch from 3.5" drop-point to 5" boning/fillet blade for one knife to field dress, and process game into perfect cuts for the table—all with a single tool that never needs sharpening. The rubberized TPR handle is ergonomically shaped for a positive, nonslip grip, and prevents fatigue during long periods of use. It comes complete with six blades total (three each of 3.5" drop-point and three each of 5" boning fillet blade) and polymer/nylon belt sheath with detachable blade carrier and storage box.
The most touted feature of this new pistol is its impressive ergonomics. The slender steel magazine is surrounded by a glass-filled nylon frame featuring an optimized texture, making for a natural and ergonomic grip. Despite the longer cartridges, the trigger reach is no longer than many common 9mm Luger handguns. All of the controls are easily accessible, like the 1911-style ambidextrous manual safety, robust slide release and the reversible magazine latch. The flat-shooting 5.7x28mm cartridge is recognized for its superior ballistic performance. The lighter weight projectiles have significantly less felt recoil than 9mm Luger, allowing quicker sight re-acquisition.
Perfect for weekend hikes, global adventures or everyday use, the RapidPure Intrepid Bottle gives you the power to filter and purify water against all bacteria, parasites, and viruses in a durable bottle that's safe, fast, and easy to use. This 25 oz. purifying water bottle with filter features a flip-top lid and ergonomic design. Unlike microfilters that rely on pore size to simply filter out bacteria and sediment, RapidPure water treatment actually purifies water using electroadsorption, removing bacteria, parasites, viruses, chemicals, heavy metals, pesticides, and microplastics, as well as filtering out sediment. With no pumping, squeezing, priming, or batteries, this ultra-fast water filter is the best water purifier for camping, hiking, travel, and everyday use. RapidPure continues to work even after it has been frozen, giving you peace of mind if the temperature suddenly drops. With RapidPure water purifiers, quenching your thirst is safer, faster, easier, and better tasting.
The Fenix TK22 V2.0 tactical flashlight is an upgraded version of the popular tactical flashlight the TK22. Featuring improved performance, this flashlight can throw 1600 lumens a staggering 1,329 feet (405m). It can be powered by either a 21700 or an 18650 battery (no battery included) with the included ALF-18 battery insert allowing for longer runtimes than its predecessor. Quickly activate the flashlight with the tactical tail switch and cycle through five lighting modes with the side switch. Durable and rugged, with a toughened ultra-clear glass lens.