Arsenal is ending production of the SLR-106 series. The SLR-106 series is an AK-style rifle chambered for 5.56x45mm with variants available with or without folding stock and in pistol form. Current stock will continue to be sold until supplies run out.
This trailer details the function of the TrackingPoint system. The trailer had a production time of 11 months and was written, directed, and produced by Travis Getz, authenticity coordinator of Getz Solutions. The visuals were done by award-winning CG house Plastic Wax with audio by game industry audio designer Justin Drust.
Remington has expanded their line of Versa Max semi-auto shotguns to include two “zombie” coatings: Gargoyle Green and Pink Explosion. Versa Max shotguns feature an 8+1 capacity with the use of 2 3/4″ shells, the ProBore choke system that includes both IC and tactical extended choke tubes, oversized bolt release, oversized bolt release button, and oversized trigger guard, receiver mounted picatinny rail, HiViz front sight, and picatinny barrel clamp for accessories mounting.
The Model 99 is a single shot bolt-action rifle chambered for either .50 BMG or .416 Barrett. Features include a 13.75″ 27 MOA attached M1913 rail, match grade barrel and trigger, 3-port fanned high efficiency muzzle brake, quick detach adjustable bipod, and ultra absorbent Sorbothane recoil pad. Available in black and Cerakote tan.
The SIG MPX is a submachine gun designed to operate with a fully closed and locked rotating bolt system. It employs a gas-operated short stroke piston system and the bolt is held open on the last round fired. The MPX can be configured for three calibers, 9mm, .357SIG, and .40S&W, by swapping out for the appropriate barrel. An integral picatinny rail at 12 o’clock allows for the use of optics, including the SIG MPX reflex sight. The ambidextrous safety/selector switch and magazine release are quite reminiscent of the AR-style. The stock system is user-configurable, with options for a telescoping, pistol, or folding stock. Magazines comes in 10/20 or 30 round configurations. The MPX itself comes in five styles: MPX (standard), MPX-K (compact variant), MPX-P (pistol variant), MPX-SD (integrally suppressed), and MPX-C (carbine variant).
The Christensen Arms Zombie AR Package uses a Christensen Arms CA10 or CA15 as the base firearm and includes a ZEISS Conquest Duralyt 1.2-5×36 #60 illuminated scope. The rifle and scope are both dipped in green zombie camouflage. According to the company, the package is supposed to be available this month.
Black Rain Ordnance is expanding their line of rifles to include the AK-derivative Freedom Fighter in 7.62×39. Its features include a free float quad rail fore end, ambidextrous selector switch, rubberized pistol grip, and a Magpul UBR stock. It’s being displayed at the booth in two color options: a light, steel gray and olive drab. Also worth mentioning is the weight, as in its current form its a pretty hefty beast, especially in the fore end. Still in the prototype stage, Black Rain plans to release it later this year.
Intelligun is a fingerprint locking system that disables a firearm when not in use by the registered user. A manual keyed override allows the user to disable the locking mechanism if desired. Currently only available for 1911-model handguns, a retrofit kit and additional handgun models will be available in the near future.
The SRM 1216 is a semiautomatic shotgun that uses a unique 16-round detachable magazine made of four individual 4-round magazine tubes that the operator rotates as needed, referred to as manual index. The 1216 offers ambidextrous controls as the charging handle, bolt release, safety controls, ejection port, and sling plate are all configurable to a left or right position. Top mounted picatinny rails allow for the attachment of sights and other accessories. An interchangeable bolt allows for the use of both lethal and less than lethal ammunition.
The FNX-45 Tactical is an update on the FNP-45 Tactical pistol. It features a polymer checkered frame with interchangeable backstraps, a serrated trigger guard, and picatinny accessory rail. The stainless steel slide features an external extractor with loaded chamber indicator, front and rear cocking serrations, and two mounting bases for the use of an electronic red dot sight. The barrel comes threaded for the use of suppressors or compensators, and all the controls are fully ambidextrous (decocking/safety lever, slide stop, and mag release). If you’re wondering what’s ultimately different between the FNP-45 and FNX-45 aside from a few improvements and aesthetic changes, the later uses a new magazine which is incompatible with the former model. To offset this a bit, a new FNX-45 comes with three 15 round mags.
The FN M3M, designated as the GAU-21 by the US Navy, is chambered for .50 BMG and fires at a rate of 1100 rpm using an open-bolt operation and a dual recoil buffer system. The effective range of the M3M is 2500 meters (approx. 1.5 miles) with a maximum range of 6500 meters (approx. 4 miles). It operates independent of either electrical or hydraulic power sources and has a unique soft mount system that enhances accuracy and minimizes recoil forces transmitted to the airframe. The M3M been approved by the DoD for use with all branches of the military as the Common Defense Weapon System for all current and future rotary-wing aircraft.
If it’s blue, it must be a training gun, right? Well, that thought process would be completely correct in regards to the MP7A1 UTM. It’s a specially modified variant of the famed PDW that’s designed to use non-lethal ammunition made by Ultimate Training Munitions.
The Full-Auto Air Rifle is a pre-charged pneumatic air rifle capable of both semi and full automatic fire. It fires both .22 and .25 caliber pellets at 1185 FPS and 1375 FPS respectively. The Full-Auto can accept both single and dual magazines, with a capacity of 15/30 for .22 cal and 12/24 for .25 cal. Max shots per fill is 60, with an air capacity of 480 cc and a max fill pressure of 2900 psi (200 bar). It features a two-stage, non-adjustable electric trigger, rifled barrel, and picatinny rail mounts. The total length is 33 inches (not specified is if this is with the 17 inch non-shrouded barrel or 19 shrouded barrel), and a total weight of 9 lbs.
The UTS-15 is a shotgun by Turkish firm UTAS that in many ways is an update on the Neostead 2000 shotgun, with its bullpup design, dual tube magazines located above the barrel, and ability to alternately feed from both tubes. It’s constructed largely from polymer, with the bolt, barrel, and flash suppressor machined from 4140 steel. It features an AR-15 style manual safety switch, and the integrated top mounted picatinny rail allows for iron sights and/or optics. An optional fore-end integrated light/laser combo can be added to the UTS-15. The UTS-15 is chambered for 2 1/2″, 2 3/4″, and 3″ magnum shotshells. Features an overall length of 28.5″ with a weight of 6.9 lbs. As an added note, UTS-15s sold in the USA are manufactured in Des Plaines, IL.
Arsenal Firearms’ AF2011-A1 was on display at SHOT Show this year. For those who are unfamiliar, the AF2011-A1 is a double-barreled 1911… yeah, you read that right. Both the frame and slide are custom machined from 39NiCrMo steel, although it does use standard Colt 1911 parts for many of the internals; the sights are also interchangeable with a standard 1911. The magazine consists of two separate 8-round magazines connected by a single floor plate. The company claims the AF2011-A1 is currently the “most powerful and highest stopping power semiautomatic pistol on the world market”, as a payload exceeding 4000 grains of .45 ACP (16+2 capacity) can be fired from the pistol in roughly 3 seconds. Other specifications include a total length of roughly 8 inches with a barrel length of 5 inches, a width of two inches, and a weight of roughly 4 lbs unloaded.
Zombie Coat is a new line of DuraCoat protective firearm finishes, but with a host of zombie and undead-themed names. Zombie Coat comes in the following colors: Graveyard Black, Tombstone Gray, Blood Red, Biohazard Yellow, Zombie Green, and, my favorite, Rotting Flesh.
First Spear, along with Renegade Armor, Wilcox, and Aimpoint, sponsored a media range day at the Las Vegas metropolitan police department firing range. Three ranges were set up, with the first two featuring rifles by H&K and LMT, and pistols by Nighthawk Custom and SIG Sauer. The third range featured something a bit more exotic: rifles by FERFRANS, who are known for their Delayed Sear Activation System. This system made the 7.5″ 5.56 SCW PDW very controllable when fired in full-auto. It’s also very likely this system was responsible for reducing the felt recoil of the 7.62 SOACR near 5.56 levels. Wilcox also had demonstrations of their breaching torch technology; seeing the torch used to melt through rebar as quickly as it did was impressive. Overall, it was a great media day that offered the chance to try out some truly fantastic firearms.
TrackingPoint is an Austin-based start up that designed three “Precision Guided Firearms”. These PGFs are highly modified bolt-action rifles fitted with advanced technologies including a computerized scope, powered by Linux, that features a HUD (heads up display) which, at the press of a button near the trigger, marks the target. It then measures multiple environmental conditions, including range, ambient temperature and humidity, and the age of the rifle’s barrel to plot the perfect shot; just aim at the plotted mark and pull the trigger. An iOS app also allows users to connect their iDevices to the scope’s display, to act as a spotter, and the scope’s video recordings can be uploaded to video sharing sites complete with HUD data. The pricing on the PGFs starts at around 17,000 USD, and you have to buy TrackingPoint’s hand loaded ammunition to insure proper performance, but hey, every rifle also comes with an iPad that includes TrackingPoint’s app preloaded.
Strike Industries’ Rear Sight Mount is designed to allow for a rear sight/red dot on a Glock pistol without expensive, custom installation. The 1 oz. aluminum picatinny rail is secured with a screw and backplate, and features screws to adjust height. The rail features paintable reference dots if the user chooses not to use an optic. Additionally, a compatible ambidextrous charging handle is available for competitive shooters.