Browning Firearms 2009 -- An Overview.
Release Date: 2/11/2009
Time To Move Up To A Browning.
John M. Browning was destined to invent and market many of the world's most innovative firearms. This year, Browning continues the legacy of John M. Browning’s genius with more innovation and more new products.
For 2009, there are close to 275 specs of shotguns alone, nearly 350 different models of rifles and 28 different models of handguns in many variations and styles. We have catered to the sportsman's needs for well-made, reliable firearms for over 125 years. It's no wonder that Browning is a trusted name – known the world over for firearms that exceed your expectations and maintain the reputation of high quality, durability and exquisite handling -- firearms that can be used hard and handed down with pride.
MAXUS. First on the shotgun list in 2009 is the new Maxus. There has never been an autoloading shotgun like it. Early in 2008, several seasoned outdoor writers rigorously tested a few prototypes of this new gun in the field. Their articles are out, and response is universally positive. Here are just a few of the features and comparisons on this new Browning shotgun — just enough to whet your appetite.
The first thing you will notice is how light weight the Maxus is. The Maxus weighs in right close to 7 lbs. It shoulders nicely and fits well. You pick up the sighting plane very naturally. The next thing you notice is the absence of a magazine cap. We replaced it with the patent-pending Speed Lock Forearm. It’s a secure forearm attachment system that makes taking down the Maxus for cleaning or storage much faster and easier than any other shotgun. Attaching a sling is equally simple.
With the Maxus, recoil is less of a factor than ever. Several features combine to make it very soft on your shoulder. The Power Drive Gas System, Inflex Technology recoil pad, and Vector Pro back-boring all reduce recoil more than 18% over the closest competitor. The Maxus is very pleasant to shoot, regardless of loads.
CITORI. The timeless Browning Citori® shotgun gains more accolades every year. Introduced in 1971 -- and directly descended from the Original Browning Superposed -- the Citori maintains its quality reputation as the premier over and under shotgun in the world. Check out the new Citori 625 Feather in all popular gauges for 2009. This gun is richly adorned on both sides of the lightweight alloy receiver with fine engraving. In 28 gauge with a 26” barrel, the average weight is only 5 lbs. 9 oz. Every Citori model is a delight to shoot, carry and show. You will never go wrong by making room for a Browning Citori in your collection.
CYNERGY. The Browning Cynergy® line adds 28 new shotgun specs for 2009. The Cynergy Feather in 20, 28 gauge and .410 bore, the Euro Field and Euro Sporting in all gauges, and a new Cynergy Euro Sporting Composite. The Cynergy is a unique looking, low-profile design that moves over and under shotgun shooting to a higher level.
SILVER. Looking for a fine, 20 gauge autoloader to get the kids started on some exciting upland hunting? The Browning Silver Micro is the only choice and should be the gun you look at first. Weighing only 5 lbs. 3 oz., it’s a delight to shoulder, effective on all upland game and comes with three Invector-Plus™ choke tubes.The Silver models for 2009 come with the proven Browning performance, looks and handling. Few shotguns come to the shoulder finer than a Silver Autoloading shotgun.
BPS. And, if you’re a pump-action shooter, the BPS is better than ever with its strong, double action bars, top-tang safety and bottom ejection. It’s a waterfowler’s favorite tool. Don’t forget the 10-gauge NWTF model in Mossy Oak® New Break-up® camo ‑ perfect for turkeys, ducks and geese.
X-BOLT BOLT ACTION RIFLE. Four new models were introduced for the first time last year and for 2009 an additional 22 new specs are available. No other model of rifle will satisfy the needs of a bolt-action fan like the Browning X-Bolt®. First item of interest? Accuracy! The adjustable three-level Feather Trigger system offers the best feel on any Browning rifle ever. Browning is already famous for centerfire accuracy. The X-Bolt notches performance up again. A bolt unlock button works offers a way to open the bolt with the tang safety in the on safe position. Ergonomically styled scope bases offer rock solid scope mounting. They are more compact for a smaller, quicker, sleeker look and feel, that also trims weight. To ensure that your scope stays solid, scope bases are attached to the receiver using four screws per base.
A-BOLT. The Browning A-Bolt® is designed to deliver the consistent, pinpoint accuracy to meet the stringent standards you want. It has a 60° bolt-throw, a free-floating barrel with recessed muzzle crown and a screw-adjustable trigger. The tunable BOSS System is available as an option on many A-Bolt models. New for 2009 is the A-Bolt Target and A-Bolt Target Stainless. No Browning centerfire is more proven than the A-Bolt.
BLR. Two takedown versions of the versatile BLR are available: one with a pistol grip stock and the other with a fast-handling straight-grip stock. The simple takedown mechanism quickly and easily separates the rifle into two compact pieces for travel or easy storage. A scout-type scope base is available as an option. From antelope to deer, from high- steppin' hogs to elk, the BLR remains the first choice of those who favor the dependable lever-action.
BAR. Still the number one autoloading rifle on the market is the legendary Browning BAR®, the ultimate autoloader. The ShortTrac® and LongTrac® models in Mossy Oak Break-Up camo, with the Dura-Touch Armor Coating are proven performers. You can own a lightweight BAR featuring a high-strength alloy receiver, composite trigger guard, hammer-forged barrel and proven seven-lug rotary bolt system in the latest camo color. You lefties out there will be happy to know there are 11 calibers in left-hand in both the ShortTrac and LongTrac. Get one with a deluxe, oil finish Grade II walnut stock.
RIMFIRES. For a fine shooting 22 rifle, select from the ultra-modern Buck Mark® Rifle, the lever-action BL-22™, the straight-pull T-Bolt or the ageless SA-22™ autoloader. For 2009, the T-Bolt Sporter and Target/Varmint models will be offered in left-hand models. We have heard your pleas! It’s no fun to be left out!
BUCK MARK 22. A Browning Buck Mark® 22 rimfire pistol is one you will hang on to for a long time. These fine little plinkers are accurate, rugged and easy to load and unload. Choose from over 20 models of the popular Buck Mark 22 caliber autoloading pistol.
HI-POWER. Consider the famous Browning autoloading handgun, the Classic Hi Power™. Thousands of shooters worldwide will testify of its fine balance, exquisite workmanship and uncompromised reputation for reliability and accuracy. No other autoloading pistol bears such a regal legacy.
CUSTOM SHOP. The Browning Custom Shop in Herstal, Belgium continues its prestigious reputation by offering beautifully engraved artwork on receivers and hand-cut fine-line checkering on high-grade walnut stocks. You can select from many models of rifles and over and under shotguns, as well as finely crafted side-by-sides and Presentation Grade pistols. Check with your Browning dealer, or visit our Browning Custom Gun link for pictures and details.