This field editor found much more than just new guns on the show floor in Vegas at SHOT Show. Although two guns were interesting enough for him to include them here, Art Merrill also discovered a few extra items worth sharing this year at the annual trade show.
Out of production since 1975, the Ithaca Model 37 Trench Gun is back just in time for the 75th D-Day anniversary. Only 100 will be made by Inland Manufacturing
For the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings, the Army decided the 2019 Best Ranger Competition will use some of the firearms used in WWII by Rangers during the legendary assault
"This year's competition will feature an added bonus for the top eight overall finishers as they will have the chance to walk away with a $5,000 payday compliments of SIG Sauer," said Starlight organizer Jim Shepherd.
Competitors and spectators can shoot Inland Manufacturing reproductions of military firearms in a live-fire 3-Gun competition.
When CMP introduced the “as-issued” games a little over a decade ago, a military surplus Mauser or Mosin-Nagant could be had for about $100 and an M1 carbine in NRA Very Good condition fetched, if memory serves, about $400. Today—thanks in large part to the skyrocketing popularity of the carbine—a quick online check of non-collector milsurp M1 carbine prices varies from $630 to $1350. Whether that is still “inexpensive” is up to the individual shooter’s wallet.