SHOT Expo new models on YouTube
Jim Shockey’s latest T/C ad-Venture
28th May 2013
Award-winning Pro hunter Jim Shockey has teamed up with Thompson/Center for their latest Venture rifle ad.
The T/C Venture offers precision 5R rifled barrel, adjustable trigger, guaranteed MOA accuracy, and was awarded the 2011 NRA Rifle of the Year.
Five new models at SHOT Expo Melbourne
6th May 2013
We will be launching five new firearms at the SSAA SHOT Expo in Melbourne on May 25th & 26th.
T/C Dimension Left Hand bolt-action rifle
Hammerli AP20 .177 air pistol
Walther LGV air rifles reviewed in Sporting Shooter
1st May 2013
May’s Sporting Shooter magazine has recently tested two of the new Walther LGV air rifles.
“Walther’s modern air rifles are beautifully made, accurate, powerful and reliable. Obviously intended to appeal to the adult precision airgunner, the LGV Challenger and Master models feature the latest technology which makes them state-of-the-art.”
Colt’s Government 9mm due next month
10th April 2013
Made exclusively for the Australian market, Colt’s new Government 1911 9mm semi-auto pistol will arrive in Australia in May.
“Colt has been making the 1911 in .45-calibre for over 100 years, but has not produced a fullsized 1911 chambered in 9mm since the 1990s, so it’s exciting to have this model available again in Australia,” said Frontier Arms Sales Director Bernard Papps.
The new version has been made to the Government model specifications, which is a direct descendant of the original Colt M1911. The 5" (127mm) barrelled pistol has a blued finish, double diamond rosewood grips, a spur hammer, solid aluminium trigger, bevelled magazine well, a standard safety lock and standard grip safety, and weighs around 37oz (1050g). A long trigger, flat mainspring housing and original-style recoil spring system remain from the original M1911 design, but upgrades include fixed high-profile white dot sights and a lowered ejection port for extra reliability.
Colt’s legendary quality is derived from the forging techniques used in the manufacturing process. Each Colt 1911 has a forged steel receiver, forged steel slide, forged steel barrel and forged steel slide stop. By forging these key components from steel, rather than casting, Colt produces a pistol of the highest quality. As with all Colt firearms, this model is 100 per cent made in the United States.
Colt M2012 .308 rifle review in Guns Australia
2nd April 2013
April’s Guns Australia magazine has had some fun extracting some serious accuracy out of Colt’s new tactical rifle.
“Colt’s M2012 is a very effective and highly accurate long-range target or varmint rifle. It made a mockery of the conservative accuracy guarantee of 1" at 100y, achieving ½" at 200y with a factory hunting load”.
Thompson/Center Dimension wins NRA Rifle of the Year 2013
11th March 2013
Thompson/Center’s Dimension rifle has just been awarded the 2013 National Rifle Association (NRA) Golden Bullseye Award for “Rifle of the Year” from American Hunter magazine. NRA Publications will present its annual Golden Bullseye Awards at an invitation-only breakfast during the 2013 NRA Annual Meetings in May in Houston, Texas.
“The Golden Bullseye Award has become a much-coveted symbol of excellence, innovation and quality in firearms, accessories and related equipment,” said Joe H. Graham, Executive Director of NRA Publications. “This year’s winning slate offers consumers the very best the shooting and hunting industry has to offer. We congratulate the winners and look forward to recognizing them at the NRA Annual Meetings in Houston.”
T/C’s innovative Dimension is a technological leap in the quality, versatility and value of bolt-action rifles. It has interchangeable components that allow you to change calibres and guarantee Minute-of-Angle (MOA) accuracy, every time you change. Start with one complete rifle, then add barrels and other components to shoot more calibres, from .204 Ruger to .300 Win Mag.
2013 Product Catalogue released
4th February 2013
Our new 2013 Frontier Arms Product Catalogue has just been released and is making its way into your local gun shop.
Knobloch shooting glasses reviewed in Australian Shooter
1st February 2013
The Knobloch range of shooting glasses is reviewed in this month’s Australian Shooter magazine.
“The K5 model really grabbed my attention. I can’t remember seeing a better made frame in all my years of shotgunning. The K5 is superbly constructed, with the feeling and look of no expense having been spared. They are designed for two-handed shooting and Rapid Fire Pistol, as well as Trap and Skeet. Clearly, they are also perfect for the increasingly popular Sporting Clays events. The big advantage of these frames is they can be adjusted very high, so that the glasses don’t come in contact with the comb of the shotgun.”
T/C Venture Weather Shield rifle review in Guns Australia
2nd January 2013
Guns Australia January magazine has a full review on the all-weather Thompson Center Venture Weather Shield rifle chambered in the popular .308.
“This Venture certainly could deliver...The first group measured a surprising 0.548", to remove the possible fluke factor, it was followed up with a second group at 0.624". This is very impressive performance from a light barrelled hunting rifle and of course it fully upholds T/C's accuracy guarantee.”
“T/C’s philosophy of not cutting corners on accuracy or function in order to produce a lower priced rifle, supported by the demonstrated performance, has impressed the writer sufficiently to purchase this rifle, fit it with a 2-12X scope to fully explore it's potential for versatility. It has not disappointed!”
T/C Dimension rifle review in Sporting Shooter
3rd December 2012
Thompson Center’s new switch-barrel Dimension bolt action rifle gets a good work out in .223 & .30-06 in Sporting Shooter December magazine.
“the Dimension’s stock proved very comfortable to shoot…it’s an extremely versatile outfit that can be transformed from a varmint rifle, to a medium game rifle or a big-game rifle by simply swapping barrels. Its innate practicality makes it a top choice for the one-gun man”.
T/C Venture Predator & Scope price drop
Guaranteed MOA, Made in USA and Lifetime Warranty - check one out at your local dealer today and enjoy the pre-Christmas savings!
Walther LGV review in Guns Australia
“The Walther LGV’s were easily the smoothest and quietest spring-piston rifles ever used by this shooter... The Walther LGV is the kind of air rifle that most shooters will find a pleasure to use. It does not just shoot pellets, it does it with a high degree of refinement and class.”
Walther PPQ Tactical YouTube review
28th September 2012
Australian YouTube reviewer ‘Ozziereviews’ was impressed with the Walther PPQ Tactical 9mm pistol.
Walther LGV air rifle review
24th September 2012
Walther’s new LGV air rifle gets its first Australian review in Australian Shooter September magazine.
“...the low noise level and lack of vibration does make the rifle a pleasure to shoot...If you are looking for a quality break-barrel air rifle, then the Walther LGV Challenger Ultra might just be the one for you. It is very well made and shoots with enough accuracy to satisfy most hunters.”
Colt’s new precision bolt action rifle
31st August 2012
Colt’s Competition Shop has teamed up with custom gunmaker, Cooper Firearms of Montana, to produce the new Model M2012 precision tactical bolt action rifle.
With premium accuracy in mind, Colt has first forged, then machined its 7075 aircraft-grade aluminium chassis and expertly matched it to a Cooper action. The result is a superbly accurate .308 rifle sure to satisfy the most demanding shooter.
Colt .22 Rail Gun YouTube review
23rd July 2012
Australian YouTube reviewer ‘Ozziereviews’ has given the Colt .22 1911 Rail Gun a good work out recently.
Thompson/Center Dimension rifle review
25th June 2012
Thompson Center’s new Dimension bolt action rifle gets its first Australian review in Guns Australia July magazine.
“Great accuracy from the .223 barrel - well under MOA with Winchester Varmint 55gn factory loads...the next 5 shots just about went into one hole - exceptional performance from a light weight hunting rifle. The New TC Dimension is a significant innovation from this well established US gun maker and is very well priced for all the parts of its system.”
Walther PPQ Tactical 9mm review
21st May 2012
In this month’s edition, the Australian Shooter magazine was impressed with Walther’s new 9mm PPQ Tactical pistol.
“The PPQ has a ‘Quick Defence’ trigger which is unique to Walther...allowing for a relatively short and light release weight...the grip is ambidextrous, in that it fits quite well for either right or left-handed shooters...and it is obviously oriented to practical competitive shooting where its lightweight, ease of use and safe handling enhance its desirability.”
Walther’s LGV Series - the future of air rifles
9th May 2012
When it designed the LGV in 1964, Walther focused on improving the repeat accuracy of the hinge, an essential precision factor in a break-barrel rifle. This was achieved by means of a new barrel with positive locking, representing a significant improvement over the non-positive barrel locks used in break-barrel systems up to that time. Now, almost 50 years after developing the first LGV, a new break-barrel rifle is launched: the LGV 2012.
Decades of experience plus enormous technical expertise have gone into the new models in this series. Shooters will discover totally new qualities in a break-barrel rifle: never has shooting been so quiet and free of vibrations, and increased accuracy is the reward.
There are five models with various designs and optical systems, from the elegant LGV Challenger with HI-GRIP finish on the grip and fore-end, to the LGV Master with classic beech stock, to the blued LGV Competition Ultra with adjustable cheek piece and barrel weight. The barrel weight option is also available with the Challenger Ultra and Master Ultra air rifles. All LGV break-barrel rifles feature innovative Super Silent Technology and the Vibration Reduction System for smooth firing and increased accuracy.
Check out the full range of Walther LGV Series air rifles, or visit our booth at the SSAA Shot Expo in Sydney on June 16-17 where we will be officially launching these models in Australia. The new LGV series – Premium Quality. Made in Germany.
Walther KK300 .22 rifle review
12th April 2012
Walther’s KK300 Alutec .22 target rifle has just been reviewed in Guns Australia April magazine.
“The Walther KK300 has exceeded my expectations in its value and performance, and if there are any more of these precision shooting machines still available at a London Olympics discount, then anyone interested in precision Rimfire shooting should have a hard look.”
Colt Factory Promotion now on
6th March 2012
Colt has announced a Factory Promo across their 1911 autos and selected Single Action Army revolvers.
Special reduced pricing now applies to all Colt 1911 models in .38 Super, .45 ACP (excluding ANV models) and 10mm, and Single Action Army revolvers in .45 Long Colt.
Check out the full range of Colt handguns and contact your nearest Authorised Stockist or Authorised Dealer for great deals. Colt. The Legend Continues.
First Australian review of the Walther LP400
20th February 2012
The first Australian review of the new Walther LP400 Carbon air pistol has just been published in the Australian & New Zealand Handgun 10 magazine.
“...the first thing that caught my eye was the five-shot test group that came with the pistol – it was one .177 pellet sized hole! The accuracy that is being extracted from the current generation of match air pistols is nothing short of astonishing...”
Thompson/Center launch the new Dimension bolt action rifle
17th January 2012
The new Dimension platform is the most technologically advanced bolt action rifle ever made.
It has interchangeable components that allow you to change barrels and calibres in minutes without any gunsmithing. Now you can shoot multiple calibres from .204 up to .300WM, in the same bolt action rifle with just a quick component change. Available in both right hand or left hand models.
Guaranteed MOA, Made in USA and backed by T/C’s famous Lifetime Warranty, check out the new Dimension today.
Walther PPQ Tactical just landed
30th December 2011
The first shipment of the new Walther PPQ Tactical 9mm pistols has just arrived and will be in stores from January. Check one out at your Authorised Stockist.
Visit us at the Hunting & Guiding Expo 2012
15th November 2011
Frontier Arms will have the full range of Thompson/Center rifles on display at the Hunting & Guiding Expo being held in Bendigo, Victoria, on February 4-5, 2012. Drop by our booth (#182-183) and get your hands on the new Venture Weather Shield rifle and check out the ICON series and Encore single shot rifles while you are there. Our sales reps will be on hand to answer all of your queries.
Walther’s new P22Q Target pistol
3rd October 2011
The world’s best-selling .22 LR pistol is celebrating its 10th anniversary - and now has a new design, matched to the new Walther PPQ. There are many reasons for the success of the legendary Walther P22: its compact form, modular system, wide range of variants and very attractive price, to name only a few.
The new Walther P22Q Target continues this success story - with all the proven features in a contemporary Walther design. Increased front & rear slide serrations, more picatinny rails and an improved non-slip grip with interchangeable backstraps make this an appealing handgun. Available now in Black or Nickel.
Check one out at your Authorised Stockist today.
Walther PPQ Tactical 9mm pistol with a 120mm barrel made exclusively for the Australian market
9th September 2011
“We’ve been working with Walther for a while now, on a 9mm pistol that will comply with Australian regulations on barrel length, so we are excited that the PPQ Tactical will soon be available to the Aussie market” said Bernard Papps, Sales Director of Walther’s Australian Distributor, Frontier Arms.
The PPQ Tactical features the newly developed Quick Defense trigger and pre-cocked striker assembly which permit quick, safe firing at any time. The let-off point and trigger weight remain unchanged from the first shot to the last. The trigger has a very short reset path in keeping with the requirements of many IPSC and service shooters. The middle trigger serves as an additional, passive drop safety. These and other automatic safety features make the Walther PPQ Tactical an extremely safe pistol.
Packed with features including ambidextrous slide stop lever and magazine release, a non-slip grip with interchangeable backstraps and a MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail, the PPQ Tactical pistol is a tribute to German engineering and design.
The name Walther has been inseparably linked with police and service pistols for 125 years. These pistols meet the highest possible standards of quality and reliability. They are developed and perfected in cooperation with German police specialists and tested in accordance with strict German guidelines. The series of world-famous police and service pistols began with the now legendary Walther PPK and continued with the highly successful P99 and PPS. The latest innovation is the Walther PPQ and PPQ Tactical.
Colt .22 pistols have now arrived
24th August 2011
Following the successful launch of the Colt .22 1911s at this year’s SSAA SHOT Expo in May, we have now landed our first commercial shipment and will be distributing to our dealer network this week.
This series of Colt .22 LR Rimfire 1911s have the same look and feel as their .45 “big brothers” but allow you to spend a day at the range for a fraction of the cost.
Available in Gold Cup, Rail Gun and Government versions, these authentic models are made exclusively under license by Carl Walther in Germany.
Check them out at your Authorised Stockist today.
“Ready for London” promotion now on
1st August 2011
The “Ready for London” promotion has just begun which translates into massive savings on all premium Walther & Hammerli target guns.
Walther LP400 wins Red Dot Design Award
12th July 2011
The innovative Walther LP400 Carbon air pistol has been awarded a Red Dot Award for product design 2011.
The Red Dot Award dates back to 1955 and is now one of the world’s largest and most distinguished product competitions. More than 14,000 participations from over 70 nations document the relevance of the internationally sought-after Red Dot.
This is what the Red Dot Awards team had to say:
“The LP400 Carbon air pistol is a high-tech sports item that implements, on the smallest scale, a range of innovations appropriate to the materials involved. With an aim to achieve an optimum grip position, all of the basic parameters - including weight, centre of gravity, shape, size, and angle of the grip, as well as trigger position - have been carefully balanced. Enhancing the pistol’s functionality and precision, the 3D-grip-angle setting with memory effect saves previously tested settings and makes them accessible at any time. The air pistol has a clear-cut design, boldly creating contrast between the carbon barrel and the ergonomically shaped wooden grip. With a basic weight of 870 grammes, the gun’s handling feels safe and steady.”
For further information, visit the Red Dot Design Awards website.
Colt and Frontier Arms are proud to sponsor Colt Cup 2011
6th June 2011
We are proud to announce that Colt and Frontier Arms are the Major Sponsor of this year’s Colt Cup being held on August 13-14, 2011.
This will be a fun event and give Aussie 1911 fans, a great opportunity to celebrate 100 years of the Colt 1911.
The Colt Cup 2011 will be held over two days at SSAA Eagle Park Range (Little River), Victoria. Saturday’s competition is a centrefire handgun (with approval to use .45 ACP), rifle & shotgun event run under the One Match Discipline, consisting of six stages with “The Wild Bunch” as the theme. Open to any make of firearm, equipped with iron sights only (no optics) - Race guns are NOT permitted. “The Wild Bunch” theme dress code will apply.
Sunday’s competition is a centrefire handgun competition (with approval to use .45 ACP) and will be run under the Combined Services Discipline - (50 metre and 3 Position events) and can only be shot with a Colt handgun. Handguns must be equipped with iron sights (no optics) - Race guns are NOT permitted. For those shooters who do not yet own a Colt, there will be a selection of revolvers and semi-autos provided by Frontier Arms for free usage. (Factory ammo only to be used in these sponsor guns and ammo is the competitor’s responsibility). The Colt Cup Log Chop will also be held on Sunday - Colt handguns only.
Frontier Arms will be displaying the latest Colt handguns including the 100 Year Anniversary .45 1911 models.
The Colt Cup is generously hosted by SSAA (Vic) Military Rifle Club & Pistol Club. For entry forms and further information visit their website.
Thompson/Center Venture Weather Shield bolt action rifle to be launched at Melbourne SSAA SHOT Expo
16th May 2011
Thompson/Center Arms Company has added a new rifle to its popular T/C Venture lineup with the introduction of both medium and long action models available with the advanced Weather Shield finish and Hogue over-moulded grips.
“Since the launch of the Venture in 2009, Aussie hunters have been asking us when an all-weather version will be available, so we are very excited to launch this new model at the SHOT Expo” said Bernard Papps, Sales Director of T/C’s Australian Distributor, Frontier Arms.
When applied to the rifle’s receiver, barrel and other critical parts, the advanced Weather Shield finish dramatically increases the durability of the firearm, proving to be 50 times more corrosion resistant than stainless steel alone. Along with the extra level of protection, the Weather Shield finish also contributes to the T/C Venture’s smooth action while providing a distinct look to this already appealing rifle.
Underneath the new finish, the Thompson/Center Venture Weather Shield retains its original features that have helped make it one of the most sought after rifles in its class. Chambered in .22-250, .308, 7mm-08, .270, .30-06, 7mm RM and .300 WM, the T/C Venture Weather Shield comes standard with a classic styled composite stock with Hogue over-moulded inlayed traction panels that provide shooters with a positive feel in any weather condition. At the heart of the T/C Venture is its super-smooth action and consistent accuracy made possible by the fat bolt design with 60-degree rise along with the rifle’s 5R rifling and match grade crown. Guaranteed to be MOA (Minute of Angle) accurate, capable of shooting three shots within one inch at 100 yards, the T/C Venture easily meets the needs of the most accuracy-driven consumers.
Thompson/Center Venture wins NRA Rifle of the Year 2011
11th April 2011
We are thrilled to announce that the Thompson/Center Venture has received the 2011 National Rifle Association (NRA) Golden Bullseye Award for “Rifle of the Year” from American Hunter magazine.
Presented annually, the NRA Golden Bullseye Awards were developed to acknowledge the finest products available in the shooting sports industry. At the conclusion of each year, NRA editors and staff select those products they feel are most worthy to receive the distinguished award from the hundreds of products reviewed in the magazine’s past issues. Now in their ninth year, the NRA Golden Bullseye Awards have come to symbolize the most innovative and reliable products currently available for today’s consumers.
Guaranteed Minute of Angle (MOA) accuracy, made in America and backed by Thompson/Center’s Lifetime Warranty, the T/C Venture offers consumers an affordable, value-packed hunting rifle.