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Blue Steel: Fiocchi Downrange-Deadly Upland Birdshot



You don’t need lead to get a good lead on a pheasant or chukar … just Fiocchi Upland Steel!

Fiocchi may originally hail from Italy, but the company’s defensive, target, and hunting ammunition is as American as Hawaiian pizza these days. They know that there are many states that have passed laws forbidding lead shot for upland birds as well as waterfowl … and that hunters in those states have the same dedication to a quick, ethical kill as everyone else. Without getting into the politics of metal–lead, bismuth, copper, and steel–using a well-designed steel-based load has other benefits as well. (As a purely personal preference, I use lead-free birdshot any time I intend to eat what I’m shooting at.) Whether you’re relegated to lead-free ammo by law or by choice, you need a shotshell that does the job quickly, cleanly, and ethically. That’s Fiocchi’s Field Dynamics Upland series.

The new Field Dynamics Upland Steel shotshells satisfies those needs for hunters in pursuit of upland birds or small game. The components and engineering behind the Upland Steel deliver the same high-quality and reliable performance experienced hunters and competitive shooters have come to expect from traditional Fiocchi shotshells. Two steel shotshell models are offered for the 2023 upland season. Both are designed for use in 12-gauge shotguns chambered for 2 3/4-inch and come loaded with either #4 or #6 steel shot.

Fiocchi Field Dynamics Upland Steel

  • 12-ga., 2 3/4-in., 1 1/8-oz. steel, 1400 fps, #4
  • 12-ga., 2 3/4-in., 1 1/8-oz. steel, 1400 fps, #6

But what about the rifle hunters? Well, Fiocchi has us covered there, too!

It’s called Fiocchi Knockdown, and if you’re in a non-toxic groove, you’ll love it. Developed for the hunter looking to gain deeper penetration and flatter trajectory from their favorite rifle, this all-copper bullet starts with a polymer tip to help control expansion from this tri-petal design.  The bullet grooves aid in reducing copper fouling and the higher B.C. provides flatter shooting for better down-range performance. The lead-free primer burns clean and hot to maximize powder efficiency for even greater consistency, round after round. All it will take is one shot to convince even the most discerning hunter there is a new cartridge for their hunt.

Fiocchi Knockdown is available in all your favorite hunting calibers: .270 Win., 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm-08 Rem., .308 Win., 7mm Magnum, .30-06 Spfld., .300 Win. Mag., and .243 Win. Learn more about these new, nontoxic rounds by visiting!


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Five-by-five! Get squared away with our hand-selected home-defense giveaway …

When you’re squared away, you know it: There’s a place for everything, and everything is in its place. The place for criminals and home invaders is prison; the place for you is your front porch; and the place for these guns and gear is wherever you decide they ought to go. This April, get squared away with our Home Defense $4K Guns & Gear Giveaway! Starting with a KFI Firearms Impala Plus Nero S 12-Gauge Shotgun, this giveaway also stars a Kahr Arms PM9, ammunition from Fiocchi, eye pro from GatorZ, $400 gift certificate to JX Tactical, training targets from Shooting Targets USA, aftermarket upgrades from Coda Evolution and American Trigger Company (ATC), edged steel from CIVIVI, and a PACT shooting timer! This giveaway starts right now, and ends at midnight Central time on April 30, 2023.

Entering is free and easy! Just click here, give us your contact information, and prepare to be squared away!


Kahr Firearms PM9, Matte Stainless Slide w/ Night Sights
Kahr Firearms

PM9, Matte Stainless Slide w/ Night Sights

9mm, 6+1 capacity, black polymer frame, matte stainless slide with night sightsPM9093NA (3.1″ Barrel) 

KFI Firearms Impala Plus Nero S
KFI Firearms

Impala Plus Nero S

Maximum performance, optimum presentation. Solid, rugged polymer stock is ready to work in all conditions. Simplicity of black that goes with everything.

Shooting Targets USA Triple Threat Torso & Signature Stand
Shooting Targets USA

Triple Threat Torso & Signature Stand

The Triple Threat Target can handle all handguns and most rifles. The Triple Threat target has 3 uniquely sized target zones to challenge you. A direct hit will swing the paddle out, another hit will swing it back. All Targets surfaces are waterjet cut from 3/8” thick Rifle rated AR500. The target seats onto the heavy duty target stand base. The edges face the shooter for minimal surface area to distract you from your target and is able to stand up to a beating from missed shots.

JX Tactical Gift Certificate
JX Tactical

Gift Certificate

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Fiocchi Defense Dynamics Buckshot

Defense Dynamics Buckshot

Fiocchi’s Defense Buckshot is the most effective way to stop a threat. Our buckshot is a powerhouse of a round, delivering nine (9) lead pellets at 1,250 fps with every round fired. When it comes to shotgun ammunition for home defense, there is no better option than Fiocchi. We engineer for effective home defense and high-performance that really delivers! (1 Case valued at $257)

Gatorz Delta Ballistics – Shooting Day Eyewear

Delta Ballistics – Shooting Day Eyewear

Non-polar optimal contrast, highlighting reds and oranges and enhancing detail. Best for sunny days. Visible Light Transmission (VLT) – 20%. A versatile look, the Delta offers the perfect combination of function and style. Delta keeps you looking good, whatever life throws at you.

Gatorz Delta Gold Mirror Eyewear

Delta Gold Mirror Eyewear

The Delta features a square shaped frame and larger lenses. This unisex frame is large enough to comfortably fit a mans face while offering a look that’s also desirable for women. A versatile look, the Delta offers the perfect combination of function and style. Delta keeps you looking good, whatever life throws at you.

Coda Evolution Lightening Carbon Fiber Handguard
Coda Evolution

Lightning Carbon Fiber Handguard

The Lightning handguard is a massive leap forward in handguard design. Stronger – Thinner – Lighter. The one-piece carbon fiber handguard and rock-solid mounting system improves accuracy and consistency in any style of shooting. Your firearm will thank you!

ATC AR GOLD AR Gold Adjustable Trigger (AR-15, AR-10)

AR Gold Adjustable Trigger (AR-15, AR-10)

The AR Gold has been proven to be the ultimate AR Platform trigger for military, LE, competition, hunting and more. It is the singular best improvement to your AR-15. The AR Gold is a unique approach to the dated trigger functionality of stock AR-15’s and other competitors.

Civivi Maxwell Fixed Blade Knife G10 Handle (4.74″ D2 Blade)

Maxwell Fixed Blade Knife G10 Handle (4.74″ D2 Blade)

Black G10 Handle / Black Stonewashed D2 C21040-1

PACT Timer Club Timer III
PACT Timer

Club Timer III

The PACT Club Shot Timer III is an excellent shooting timer which is Guaranteed to Improve Your Shooting and help you beat your buddies. The Club Timer III like all PACT products, is purpose built by shooters for shooters, made by us here in the USA and backed by a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.

JX Tactical Fat Guy Holster®
JX Tactical

Fat Guy Holster®

The JX Tactical Fat Guy holster is the IWB, appendix carry solution that larger built customers have been asking for. Featuring dual soft loops to provide you with security and piece of mind that your holster isn’t going anywhere. Each holster has built-in adjustable retention, cant, and ride height allowing you to dial in your holster for that perfect fit. Choose from any available color option and includes all three attachments (soft loops, standard clip, and Ulticlip).

Coda Evolution Fury Titanium Compensator 
Coda Evolution

Fury Titanium Compensator

No one likes a mouth full of bugs, sand, dirt, and grit. A Fury comp won’t blast it at you if you are firing from a prone position. Our side and up ports direct gases away from the ground so when your muzzle is only a few inches off the ground you can still count on those quick follow up shots instead of eyes full of debris.

Coda Evolution MLOK PET ( Personal Equipment Tag )- MLOK Compatible ID Tag
Coda Evolution

MLOK PET ( Personal Equipment Tag )- MLOK Compatible ID Tag

Add Custom Messaging to all of your gear! The Coda Evolution’s PET (Personal Equipment Tag) attaches with M-Lok fasteners. It comes with 2 nuts and 2 bolts. Use the PET id tag to easily differentiate your PCC rifle from your 5.56/.223 AND….it’s great for “personal branding” too!

Coda Evolution Swift PCC Magpouch
Coda Evolution

Swift PCC Magpouch

It is an outside-the-waistband magazine pouch of robust construction. Suitable for the rigors of PCC competition or any other time you have need to carry additional, extended-length magazines for your PCC. The Swift Pouch features multiple mounting holes, so users can adjust the cant of the magazine pouch to suit his or her preference. Mounting holes are Tek-Lok and ELS compatible (Tek-Lok and ELS mounting hardware not included).

Gatorz Ammo Can Case (for sunglasses)

Ammo Can Case (for sunglasses)

Protect your GATORZ with this Ammo Can Sunglass case. This is a fully functional miniature ammo can with a removable foam insert that was engineered to hold every pair of GATORZ sunglasses.


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