Old Saybrook, CT (October 2020) – Traditions™ Performance Firearms has long been the leader in the muzzleloading industry. They have continued to be on the forefront of innovation and remain focused on making muzzleloading safer, more accurate, and more reliable. Traditions™ recognized the need to take muzzleloading to the next level and the new NitroFire® muzzleloader does just that. NitroFire® muzzleloaders have begun arriving at Traditions™ dealers and will be available throughout all distribution levels.

The NitroFire® is .50 caliber and has a 26” ultralight chromoly steel fluted and tapered barrel, 1:28” twist rifling, Dual Safety System, and many other features. It is equipped with Traditions™ new Elite XT™ trigger system. The Elite XT™ trigger system is designed with a rebounding hammer and a manual cross block trigger safety. The MSRP for the NitroFire® ranges from $549-$1202.

The NEW NitroFire® is the only muzzleloader on the market that uses the NEW Firestick™ system by Federal Premium™. The Firestick™ is an encapsulated polymer powder charge filled with Hodgdon® Triple Eight powder. Simply load your bullet from the muzzle then insert the Firestick™ into the breech of the Traditions™ NitroFire® rifle. The Firestick™ is impervious to moisture and has the same tight tolerances and quality controls as loaded ammunition.

Traditions™ President Tom Hall says “The NitroFire® and Firestick™ system provides a safer muzzleloading experience which has always been a focus for Traditions. This system helps to eliminate the risk of accidentally over-charging your muzzleloader as well as increasing reliability and accuracy. The Firestick System combined with the features of the NitroFire® truly make for revolutionary muzzleloader. We are excited to have the NitroFire® in the marketplace.”

For more information on the NitroFire® including product features, legality, and ballistics information,

Known for their accurate, innovative, and dependable firearms, Traditions™ has a reputation of providing quality firearms for over 30 years. A leader in the industry, Traditions™ offers black powder rifles and pistols, cartridge rifles and revolvers, blank pistols, Build-It-Yourself rifle and pistol kits, and cannons as well as a full line of accessories and optics. For more information on Traditions™ Performance Firearms, visit their website at, find them on social media, or call 860.388.4656.