Browning 4-in-1 Survival Pen

Browning 4 in 1 PenThe new 4-in-1 Survival Pen from Browning ($22) is a flashlight, a cap light, a glass breaker and a ball point pen. Powered by four LR-41 batteries, it single 5mm Nichia white LED bulb puts out a 12-lumen, spot-type beam on the high power setting that creates an effective illumination distance of 22 yards. Battery life is 8 hours on high. Made from black anodized aluminum, it measures 5.1 inches long and weighs less than an ounce with batteries installed. Its twist-type switch is water resistant and operates the light and the deploys the pen. A long spring pocket clip doubles as a visor clip, permitting you to wear it on a ball cap for hands-free use. The hardened steel glass breaker is designed to smash out car windows when someone needs to be rescued. See it at your outdoor retailer, or for more information contact Browning, Dept. OT; Tel.: (800) 333-3288; Web: www.browning.com

Otis Technology Ear Protection

Otis Ear ProOtis has two new ear protection devices for shooters. Their Flugz ($24.99) are a completely new and unique type of formable, custom fit ear plugs. They come housed and sealed in their own clear container, which is actually steamer for custom forming the Flugz to perfectly fit your ears. Just break the seal, follow the instructions and in less than 2 minutes you’ll have custom fit ear plugs with a 21 dB Noise Reduction Rating (NRR).

The other product—Otis’s new Ear Shield—employs Sound Reduction Chamber Technology to shield your ears from high-decibel noise comfortably while hearing speech clearly without removing your gear. Unlike muffs, Ear Shield’s compact design won’t get in the way of achieving the proper cheek weld. They are cool and comfortable, lightweight and collapsible, require no batteries and adjust to fit any shooter. They are available with a 26 dB NRR ($19.99) or a 31 dB NRR ($24.99). Contact Otis Technologies, Dept. OT; Tel.: (800) OTISGUN; Web: www.otistec.com

Blue Book of Gun Values

Blue BookThe Blue Book of Gun Values is the industry standard reference for firearm values, and their new 36th Edition is now out ($49.95). It contains 2,512 pages covering 1,500+ manufacturers, nearly 30,000 gun model descriptions and over 180,000 prices, plus more historical information for collectors than any other gun reference guide. Package deals are also offered: 1. The 36th Edition in printed form plus a searchable CD-ROM for $59.95; 2. The 36th Edition plus the 8th Edition of the Blue Book of Modern Black Powder Arms for $69.95; 3. The 36th Edition plus the 5th Edition of the Ammo Encyclopedia for $74.95; 4. The 36th Edition plus the 6th Edition of the Blue Book of Tactical Firearms Values for $74.95; 5. The 36th and 37th Editions of the Blue Book of Gun Values for $74.95; 6. The 36th Edition, the  8th Edition of the Blue Book of Modern Black Powder Arms and the 11th Edition of the Blue Book of Airguns for $94.95; or all of the above for $119.95. All prices include shipping. Contact Blue Book Publications, Inc., Dept. OT; Tel.: (800) 877-4867; Web: www.bluebookofgunvalues.com

SIG SAUER Elite Performance Ammunition

SIG AmmoSIG SAUER’s new Elite Performance Ammunition is getting rave reviews from everyone who tries it, including us. Since its introduction a year or so ago, the Elite Performance line has been expanded substantially. Current offerings in their V-Crown line of low-flash, stacked jacketed hollowpoint, defensive handgun ammo include .380 ACP, .38 Special, 9mm, .38 Super +P, .357 SIG, .357 Mag., .40 S&W, 10mm, .44 Special, .44 Mag., .45 ACP and .45 Long Colt. The SIG FMJ line loaded with full metal jacket bullets now includes .380 ACP, .38 Special, 9mm, .38 Super +P, .357 SIG, .357 Mag., .40 S&W, 10mm and .45 ACP loadings. They’ve also added SIG Match rifle ammo in .300 Blackout, loaded with 125-gr. (supersonic) and 220-gr. (subsonic) Sierra Match King bullets. See it all at your firearms retailer, or contact SIG SAUER, Dept. OT; Tel.: (603) 610-3000; Web: www.sigsauer.com