5.56 Timeline

Russian Big Game Ammunition Now Available

MKS Supply, Inc., Dayton, OH, October 2019–MKS Supply is the first U.S. company to start working with Barnaul to import/market and sell a diverse offering of Barnaul branded ammunition in the U.S. including effective yet low cost hunting rounds.

Barnaul’s .308 Winchester in either 140 or 168 grain soft point loadings and super slick polycoated steel cases is both affordable and highly-capable. The 140 grain round has a muzzle velocity of 2,759 fps; the 168 grain round comes in at 2,618 fps.

Barnaul’s .30-06 Springfield round comes only in a 2,612 fps 168 grain soft point version utilizing the Barnaul slick polycoated steel cartridge case.

For what it is worth–while the latest big bucks high-tech ammo is nifty, the simple soft point has been efficiently harvesting big game for many decades without extreme meat destruction. Now thanks to Barnaul’s pricing it won’t harvest hunter’s wallets thus allowing more practice without the price. Barnaul is one of the few privately owned Russian ammunition companies approved to supply ammunition to the Russian Army.

Barnaul’s high standards and extreme quality control measures have granted them the privilege to supply Russia’s Special Forces with high-quality ammunition.

Pricing on all Barnaul products is very competitive therefor no MSRP is involved.

MKS Supply, LLC
8611-A North Dixie Drive
Dayton, OH

Air Venturi adds Officially Licensed Springfield Armory® Mil-Spec 1911 CO2 Pistol to Line Up

CLEVELAND, OHIO (September 27, 2019)  Air Venturi, a leading manufacturer and importer of airguns and airsoft guns is pleased to announce the latest addition to its licensed Springfield Armory® replica airgun line – the 1911 Mil-Spec CO2 BB Pistol.

“Adding to our ultra realistic replica line of Springfield airguns, we are knocking it out of the ball park with the new Springfield 1911 Mil-Spec.” says Scott Stevens, Air Venturi’s National Sales Manager. “XDMs are just hitting the market now, and hot on the heels we are introducing a Springfield 1911 BB gun in time for retailers to add it to their shelves for the holiday shopping season. We chose the Mil-Spec because it does reminisce of the Springfield heritage, and is one of Springfield’s more popular 1911 platforms.”

The 1911 Mil-Spec features an authentic and functioning grip safety, full-metal construction and Springfield Armory® markings on the slide, grip and frame. Powered by a 12 gram CO2 cartridge, the 1911 Mil-Spec and can shoot velocities up to 320 fps with steel BBs (350 fps with Dust Devil BBs) – perfect for backyard or basement plinking. The pistol features an 18rd drop-free mag and full blowback.  
This pistol is the latest in the line of popular Springfield Armory® replica releases from Air Venturi since receiving the official license in early 2018.  Air Venturi also produces the iconic M1 Carbine air rifle, available as both a BB airgun and airsoft versions, as well as the XD(M) pistol replica series, available in multiple finishes and sizes.
For additional information on the full Springfield Armory® replica line from Air Venturi, contact Air Venturi Marketing Manager, Kristen Coss by phone: 216-292-2570 ext. 253 or email: kristen.coss@airventuri.com.
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