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The New F.A.B. Gradus Pistol Grip Offers Exceptional Control

Sunday, February 9th, 2020

Northbrook, IL (Feb. 4, 2020) – The Gradus is a revolutionary pistol grip with exceptional attention to detail and an incredibly durable design. It uses an ergonomic model that increases grip strength, control, and overall comfort. Made for long-range and close contact accuracy, the Gradus is versatile and mission-ready.

The grip uses a relatively straight profile with a 15-degree reduced grip angle that increases stability while creating excellent grip security. The design is slim, with a curved back strap that significantly improves comfort. It even comes with the option for a beavertail or flat configuration design.

The Gradus is constructed from a reinforced polymer core that delivers incredible durability. The textured rubber over-mold adds an additional layer of security while providing an outstanding grip for shooters. The combination of materials provides pressure relief by equally distributing force placed on the grip. The level of control increases as a direct result of the materials used and the ergonomic design.

The Gradus pistol grip is available in Black, Olive Drab Green or Flat Dark Earth. The MSRP pricing is set at an affordable $28, making the grip available for a large market. The Gradus has a beautiful design that performs at the highest levels. It’s made to last while delivering a stable and comfortable grip at any range.

www.fab-defenseus.com

The New Bren 2 Ms Carbine From CZ-USA

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Kansas City, KS (January 20, 2020) – CZ-USA debuts the Bren 2 Ms Carbine at SHOT Show, rounding out their popular Bren 2 platform of semi-automatic firearms.

First released to the US public in pistol form — this new version of the Bren 2 has been built to meet 922(r) compliance and is equipped with a 16.5″ barrel and an adjustable, foldable stock.

Based on the select-fire Bren 2, this handy rifle operates via a short-stroke gas piston system with a return spring contained within the action itself. Without the need for a buffer tube, it features a folding, adjustable stock. At 35.6 inches long, folding that stock brings its length down to just 28 inches — making it much easier to transport or store.

A true lightweight, the Bren 2 has an aluminum upper and a lower made of carbon fiber composite. The ‘Ms’ designation means that it employs a modular forend that can be swapped to different lengths or styles based on user preference/need.

Its non-reciprocating charging handle stays stowed in the forward position until it is needed and is swappable from side to side. If needed, it can also be used as a forward assist. An AR-style bolt catch/release system is mirrored on both sides of the firearm, as well as a catch/release nestled into the front of the trigger guard. The magazine release and safety are also ambidextrous.

CZ-USA’s Bren 2 Ms is a proven performer that will be a sure winner in its new Carbine configuration.

CZ Bren 2 Ms Carbine:

  • SKU: 08610, 08611
  • Model: Bren 2 Ms Carbine
  • Fire Mode: Semi-automatic
  • Chambering: 5.56mm/.223 Rem
  • Receiver: Aluminum
  • Lower: Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer
  • Stock: Polymer
  • Weight: 7 lbs. 3 ounces
  • Overall Height: 7.41 in.
  • Overall Width: 3.25 in.
  • Overall Length: 35.6 in.
  • Length Folded: 28.25 in.
  • Barrel Length: 16.5 in.
  • Barrel Type: Cold Hammer Forged
  • Magazine Capacity: 30rd, 10rd
  • Magazine Type: Detachable
  • Safety: Ambidextrous Manual Safety
  • MSRP: $1,999
  • Black Aces Tactical Releases 50-State Legal, Magazine-Fed BullPup Pump

    Friday, January 17th, 2020

    The new BullPup Pump by Black Aces Tactical is debuting at Shot Show 2020.

    ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Black Aces Tactical (BAT), a veteran-owned American firearms manufacturer, is proud to announce the release of the Pro Series BullPup Pump line of magazine-fed 12-gauge shotguns. 

    Legal in all 50 states including California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Illinois, Hawaii, Maryland, and Massachusetts, the Pro Series Bull-Pup Pump Action Shotgun starts at only $599. The Pro Series M Pump starts at only $679.

     “The Bull-Pump is our gift to Second Amendment enthusiasts in states that are affected by overbearing legislation,” said Eric Lemoine, CEO and Founder of Black Aces Tactical. “For far too long, manufacturers have chosen to overlook citizens in these states. Black Aces Tactical is proud to offer incredible weapons under the law, created in the most cool and innovative ways possible.”  

    The Bull-Pup Pump:                                                    ·         Will cycle lethal as well as less than lethal ammunition

    ·         Comes in array of popular colors

    ·         12 Gauge

    ·         18.5″ barrel

    ·         28″ Overall Length

    ·         Comes with two 5-round magazines and three chokes

    ·         Comes with Black Synthetic BAT Forward Grip

    ·         Takes 1919 mags and drums

    ·         Features both pump assist and bolt catch features

     

    The Bullpup Pump is making its debut release at Shot Show 2020 in Las Vegas, Booth 759.

    KRISS USA Release Vector Chambered in .22 Long Rifle

    Saturday, January 4th, 2020

    January 2, 2020 – Chesapeake, Virginia, USA – KRISS USA is pleased to offer a new caliber to the Vector line up, .22 Long Rifle. The new rimfire Vector will debut during the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 21-24, 2020 at the KRISS USA booth, #8003.

    “We are very excited to add .22 Long Rifle to the list of calibers that the Vector is now chambered.” States KRISS USA Marketing Manager, Tim Seargeant. “The release of the Vector .22LR is an important milestone in the development of the Vector platform by making it more accessible to shooters of all skill levels and budget-minded consumers.

    The KRISS® Vector .22LR will be available in carbine (Vector CRB) and stabilizing brace (Vector SDP-SB) configurations with three color options; black, flat dark earth, and alpine white. The rimfire Vector firearms feature a low bore axis and a linear blowback action that are fed with a proprietary 10 rounds magazine; 30 round proprietary extended magazine will also be available.

    The Vector CRB .22LR model features a 16” threaded barrel, surrounded by an M-lok modular hand guard. Standard features include a picatinny top rail affixed with low profile front and rear flip sights, ambidextrous safety, and a 6 position M4 stock.

    The Vector SDP-SB .22LR model features a 6.5” threaded barrel. Standard features include a picatinny top rail affixed with low profile front and rear flip sights, ambidextrous safety, and a SB Tactical® Stabilizing Brace.

    The new .22LR models will become the most affordable versions of the KRISS® Vector, with a starting suggested retail price of $649.00.For more information about the KRISS® Vector .22LR visit the KRISS USA website at www.kriss-usa.com.

    Patriot Ordnance Factory Announces New Rebel .22LR Sub Gun

    Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

    The most uniquely engineered .22 LR on the market

    PHOENIX, Dec. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The new POF-USA Rebel was designed to defy what the world believes a .22 LR can be. Our engineers rebelled and created something revolutionary. Designed from the ground up around the 10/22® magazine by our Award-Winning engineering team at Patriot Ordnance Factory. The new Rebel provides an affordable package for customers never before seen in the firearms industry.

    The new POF-USA Rebel was designed to defy what the world believes a .22 LR can be. Our engineers rebelled and created something revolutionary. Designed from the ground up around the 10/22® magazine by our Award-Winning engineering team at Patriot Ordnance Factory. The new Rebel provides an affordable package for customers never before seen in the firearms industry. The Rebel features a finely tuned POF-USA designed semi-auto blowback operating system. Chambered in .22 LR and measuring in at 2

    The Rebel features a finely tuned POF-USA designed semi-auto blowback operating system. Chambered in .22 LR and measuring in at 21.5″ long, the Rebel weighs a mere 3.25lbs. Perfect for anyone to enjoy. It features an 8″ threaded barrel with 1/2×28 threads, perfect for the use of your favorite suppressor. An anodized aluminum monolithic upper receiver and handguard that mates seamlessly to our proprietary injection molded lower. In classic POF-USA fashion, the Rebel features MSR style controls and components. The Rebel comes standard with furniture from Mission First Tactical. Utilizing their ergonomic MFT Engage V2 Pistol Grip and the brand new MFT Battlelink Minimalist Pistol Stabilization Blade. All this, for a “small caliber” price tag.

    From its inception, the Rebel was designed to provide customers with a .22 LR sub-gun from the future that lives up to POF-USA’s design standards of excellence and innovation. All while allowing shooters of all skill levels, age and size to enjoy the best possible .22 LR shooting experience.

    The Rebel will have an MSRP of $649.99 and be available March 1st, 2020.
    For more information, visit www.pof-usa.com or call (623) 561-9572 or (877) 561-9572

    Gripknife Patriot

    Sunday, December 29th, 2019

    This article was originally featured on Soldier Systems Daily
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    This isn’t the first time we’ve mentioned Gripknife and it probably won’t be the last. In storage mode it looks like an oversized foregrip.

    The blade stores in the handle and once disengaged from the Picatinny rail compatible mount it extends into position.

    DETAILS:
    Gripknife – 4” Patriot
    Knife Type: Foregrip
    User: Ambidextrous
    Mechanism: Out-The-Front
    Action: Magnetic Assist ™ Spring Assist
    Overall Length: 8.10″
    Overall Mounted Length (From Tactical Rail): 5.50″
    Blade Type: Spear Point, Single-Edged
    Blade Grind: Flat
    Blade Length: 4.00″
    Blade Material: M2 (54-56 HRC)
    Blade Width: ?1.06″
    Blade Thickness: .187″
    Blade Finish: Black Nitride
    Handle Material: Zytel
    Handle Color: Black
    Handle Texture: 60 Grit
    Handle Width 1.50″
    Handle Thickness: .96″

    gripknife.com/gripknife-patriot

    Henry Introduces NON-NFA Lever Action Axe .410

    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019

    The Henry Lever Action Axe .410 features a unique “axe handle” grip and an overall length of 26.4-inches, which classifies it as a non-NFA firearm. The MSRP is $970.

    RICE LAKE, WI – December 19, 2019 – Henry, the leading lever action firearms manufacturer, introduced today a unique addition to their product line with the announcement of the Lever Action Axe .410, a non-NFA lever action firearm featuring a side loading gate and a signature “axe handle” grip. Now available at licensed firearms dealers nationwide, this new firearm is not regulated under the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ National Firearms Act and will not require a tax stamp to purchase.

    Anthony Imperato, President and owner of Henry Repeating Arms explains, “Our Mare’s Leg lever action pistols have been a popular choice among shooting sports enthusiasts for many years now, mainly because they’re so fun to shoot and the fact that they look like they came right out of a Western movie.” Imperato continues, “The Axe shares a similar form factor to our Mare’s Leg with some added features for more versatility.”

    Details of the Henry Lever Action Axe .410 include an engraving of Henry’s logo on the bottom of the genuine American walnut grip, a side loading gate, a brass bead front sight, and a threaded barrel for invector chokes.

    The Lever Action Axe .410 stresses the importance of a unique firearm that’s fun to use in a recreational setting, but it’s feature set also lends it utility. With a barrel length of just under 16-inches and an overall length of just over 26-inches the Axe can be stored in far more places than an average long gun. This compact stature opens the possibilities of where the Axe can be stored and used. The magazine, which holds 5 rounds of 2 ½” .410 shells can be continuously topped off through the side loading gate without needing to remove a tube magazine until the firearm needs to be unloaded. The round blued steel barrel is topped with a polished brass bead front sight and threaded for invector style chokes. A removable full choke is included out of the box. The bottom of the genuine American walnut “axe handle” grip is engraved on the bottom with Henry Repeating Arms’ cowboy logo.

    The new Lever Action Axe .410 (model H018AH-410) has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $970. More Information »

    Henry firearms can only be purchased through a licensed firearms dealer. For more information about Henry Repeating Arms and its products visit henryusa.com or call 866-200-2354.

    H&K Announces US Availability Of HK SP5

    Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

    Columbus, Georgia — Heckler & Koch is proud to announce the US availability of the HK SP5, the only authentic sporting version of the legendary MP5 submachine gun available.

    The SP5 was developed by HK as a semiautomatic, civilian sporting pistol that matches the look and feel of the legendary MP5 submachine gun.

    “Our whole team is very proud and very excited to finally bring the SP5 to the US,” HK-USA COO/CSO Mike Holley said. “The MP5 isn’t just a customer favorite, it’s an HK employee favorite too. So, we are just thrilled to roll out the most authentic semiautomatic-only version of it we’ve seen in the US.”

    Designed and manufactured to meet the definition of a civilian pistol, the SP5 is loaded with authentic features, like a Navy barrel with threaded tri-lug adaptor, paddle magazine release, fluted chamber and chrome-lined bore.

    The backbone of the SP5 is the roller-delayed blowback operating system, which is legendary for its accuracy, reliability, and smooth shooting dynamic. Originally perfected on the Heckler & Koch G3 rifle, it has been used on several other HK firearms still serving today around the world.

    The SP5 is manufactured in Heckler & Koch’s Oberndorf factory in southwest Germany. It retains many of the critical elements of the MP5, including its precision-machined components and attention to detail. This high level of quality and workmanship is a result of making the SP5 in the same factory, on the same lines, and by the same workforce that has been making MP5s for years.

    A wide variety of accessories can be added to increase its functionality. As the world’s most popular pistol-caliber carbine platform, the MP5 and SP5 are supported by an aftermarket loaded with lots of great accessories.

    The SP5 is shipping now. MSRP is $2,799.

    About Heckler & Koch
    Heckler & Koch is the world’s premier small arms systems company and a major supplier to global military, law enforcement agencies, and civilian shooters. An innovative leader in design and manufacturing, Heckler & Koch provides technologically advanced firearms, logistical support, training, and specialized services with the highest standards of innovation and reliability to its customer base. Heckler & Koch’s well-known range of products include the USP series pistols, MP5 submachine gun, the MP7 Personal Defense Weapon, the G36 weapon system, the HK416 enhanced carbine, HK45, P30, and most recently VP series pistols.

    hk-usa.com/hk-models/sp5

    Franklin Armory – New Aura Muzzle Devices

    Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

    Minden, NV, November 27, 2019 – Franklin Armory® releases their new line of muzzle devices – The Aura™ and Aura™ XTD. Franklin Armory®, the makers of the Triumvir™ muzzle device, introduces the new Aura™ muzzle device. These new brakes are designed to greatly reduce felt recoil allowing faster follow up shots, the perfect pairing for our BFSIII™ triggers.

    The Aura™ is perfect for minimalist and/or competition builds. Being short and light while providing excellent recoil reduction, the Aura™ brakes are the perfect addition to any firearm. The Aura™ XTD is the extended version with a 6 o’clock pre-drilled hole for pin and weld applications for 14.5-inch barrels. The Aura™ series is currently available in 5.56NATO1/2-28 thread with many more calibers and thread patterns coming very soon.

    •Greatly reduces felt recoil
    •Machined from 416 stainless steel
    •Aura™ XTD Series comes pre-drilled for pin and weld applications
    •Perfect for competition builds
    •100% American made

    The Aura™ and Aura™ XTD is available now! If you would like more information about this topic, please see our website at www.franklinarmory.com

    SIG SAUER Delivers Milestone 100,000th M17 / M18 Handgun to U.S. Military

    Sunday, November 24th, 2019

    NEWINGTON, N.H., (November 22, 2019) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is proud to announce the delivery of the 100,000th M17 and M18 for the Modular Handgun System program to the U.S. Military, ahead of schedule, and surpassing the performance standards and requirements since the official contract award in January 2017.

    “In the month of October SIG SAUER exceeded our manufacturing requirements by thirty percent and delivered a record-setting 12,100 handguns to the U.S. Military to achieve this historic milestone for SIG SAUER and the MHS program,” began Ron Cohen, President & CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc. “With the strict accuracy and acceptance specifications that the M17 and M18 are continuously exceeding, it’s clear that the success of this program can be directly attributed to the reliability, durability, and accuracy of the handgun, which has resulted in the high demand for both the M17 and M18 from every branch of the U.S. Military.”

    The M17 and M18 handguns are a 9mm, striker-fired, P320-based handgun platform, featuring coyote-tan PVD coated stainless steel slides with black controls and utilize both 17-round and 21-round magazines. The handguns are equipped with SIGLITE front night sights, removable night sight rear plates, and manual safeties. To date SIG SAUER has delivered M17 and M18 handguns to all branches of the U.S. Military and the U.S. Coast Guard.

    “From the very beginning the MHS program has been a true partnership between SIG SAUER and the U.S. Army which has resulted in the overwhelming success of the program, and ensuring that the M17 and M18 handguns are entering service, and in the field with our military,” concluded Cohen.

    80 Percent Arms Introduces GST-9 Ghost: First Truly Modular 80% Pistol Frame System

    Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

    Garden Grove, CA., (November 15, 2019) – 80 PERCENT ARMS, Inc., the nation’s largest manufacturer of 80% firearms, is proud of our history in challenging the status quo by releasing new products that have revolutionized the 80% lower industry. Today, we are continuing the tradition with the release of our new GST-9 Ghost: the world’s first truly modular 80% pistol frame system compatible with Glock® 19 platform components, as well as our patent-pending modular grips allow for easy conversion between compact and full size. We started by taking a close look at the famously reliable Glock® platform, diligently researched what was missing on the market today, then used our years of expertise manufacturing 80% firearms to develop the most shootable 80% pistol system from the ground up.

    Based on extensive research and focus group testing, we also improved ergonomics by designing a contoured grip that improves comfort and helps tame recoil. The undercut trigger guard gives you a higher grip on the frame, thus lowering the bore-axis and reducing muzzle flip for faster, more accurate follow-up shots.

    The GST-9 Ghost features several improvements over the time-tested Glock® platform, starting with the mating surface between the slide and frame. Frame rails have been extended three times their normal length for more repeatability, better accuracy, and controlled recoil impulse. Nickel plating improves reliability by reducing friction between moving parts in the harshest conditions, even after liquid lubricants have long since cooked off. 

    The GST-9 is centered around one thing: you. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to your mission. That’s why we designed the GST-9 to allow every shooter to build a frame that is tailor-made for them. Whether it’s a compact or full-size grip, a streamlined magwell for carry or a flared magwell for competition, we give you options. Build the frame you want for your mission with the 80 Percent Arms GST-9 Ghost. 

    NEW “TripleKross” Clear Magazine Body by TANDEMKROSS

    Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

    For Immediate Release October 22, 2019

    WEARE, NH – TANDEMKROSS is releasing a new product that will improve the shooting experience of any Ruger® 10/22®. The TANDEMKROSS “TripleKross” clear Magazine Body is perfect for competition shooters and recreational plinkers alike.

    The lightweight construction of the “TripleKross” makes it ideal for travel and use. The clear, durable plastic allows the shooter to always have a clear idea of exactly how many rounds are readily available and which compartment is empty. This feature is especially useful for competitive shooters. As every fraction of a second is crucial, visually confirming the exact number of rounds available takes all the dreadful guesswork and hesitancy out of a sport based around speed and precision.

    “The TripleKross is designed to keep 10/22® enthusiasts organized and engaged in their shooting activities. From transparency for round counts, less magazines to manage, belt clips for easy transport, and lightweight design, this new magazine body has a lot value for everyone.”
    —Bryan Haaker, co-founder of TANDEMKROSS

    The “TripleKross” Magazine Body comes with the clear magazine body and an oversized paddle capable of being attached to the shooter’s belt. Each magazine body has three compartments capable of holding the internal components of a BX-1 10-round rotary magazine for the Ruger 10/22 for a total combined capacity of 30 rounds. Since the magazine body is not one continuous magazine, but rather three separate magazines merged into one body, this part meets compliance in all 50 states.

    www.tandemkross.com

    Century Arms Announces New Canik Sub Compact Pistol

    Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

    DELRAY BEACH, Florida – (October 2, 2019) – Century Arms is proud to introduce the newest addition to the already impressive Canik line of handguns.  The TP9 Elite Sub Compact (SC) is a concealable, lightweight, reliable, double stacked, striker-fired polymer pistol. This pistol comes chambered in 9mm and features a 12 round standard capacity, while still being easily concealed at an impressive 1.45” width and 6.70” overall length.  This pistol capitalizes on all of the amazing features the Canik brand has become known for while adapting to the needs of the discreet firearms owner.

    “The demand for a reliable, double stacked, concealable handgun, at a price point the blue-collar American could afford without sacrificing quality or comfort was a challenge the Canik team accepted head-on!  We are proud to say that the TP9 Elite SC is exactly that, a superior handgun,” said Adam Ruonala, Century Arms National Director of Marketing.  “This firearm was designed with the sole intent of being an everyday carry for everyone from the Law Enforcement officer as a back up, to the private citizen who wants the peace of mind in knowing the capacity and functionality of the pistol is top of the line.”

    The 3.60” barrel is the optimal length designated by Canik’s trusted engineers to ensure top tier accuracy out of the 4.60” tall TP9 Elite SC.  The weight comes in at a minuscule 24.78 ounces which results in an effortless carry.  The nickel-coated internals results in the smooth functionality that the Canik line has become internationally known for.

    The features of the TP9 Elite SC far exceed the basic subcompact details.  The firearm comes standard with a tungsten slide and black frame, micro dot optics ready slide mount allowing co-witness with iron sights, a loaded chamber indicator, ambidextrous slide release, reversible magazine release, white dot phosphorous front sight and black out rear sight for easy low light target acquisition.

    The TP9 Elite SC offerings do not stop at the above-mentioned facts. Every pistol also comes standard with a new subcompact holster that has the ability to mount either for an inside or outside the waistband carry. Each pistol comes with a 12 and 15 round magazine. The new Canik designed 15 round magazine features a grip extension module that allows the shooter to operate this firearm as a compact, giving the operator a multi-purpose pistol tunable to an ever-changing day to day landscape. The TP9 Elite SC has an MSRP of $429 and is available now.

    Canik has already begun the process of creating a large number of accessories and add-ons that will soon be available to the US market. These additions will be available directly from Canik and will feature the same quality and dependability as the pistols themselves.

    www.centuryarms.com

    Mission First Tactical (MFT) Introduces Battlelink Extreme Duty Minimalist Stock

    Thursday, September 19th, 2019

    The Battlelink Extreme Duty Minimalist Stock is capable of withstanding long term abuse delivered by larger caliber firearms while remaining nimble.

    Horsham, Pa. (September 2019) – Mission First Tactical, LLC (MFT™), a leader in USA-made rifle/carbine accessories, is proud to introduce the Battlelink Extreme Duty Minimalist Stock. Building on its popular minimalist platform, MFT recognized the need for a more robust stock capable of withstanding long-term abuse delivered by larger caliber firearms, such as tactical shotguns of 12 gauge or 7.62X51 AR-10, while remaining nimble enough for use on a 5.56.

    The Battlelink Extreme Duty Minimalist Stock is a slide-on replacement for a collapsible buttstock. The angled, non-slip, rubberized removable buttpad allows for faster presentation, even when donning body armor. It has multiple sling slots with single point mount points, with the Quick Detach Sling mounting point positioned in the rear. It comes equipped with a single MLOK connection point and the upper section provides an enhanced cheek weld. Available in Black and Scorched Dark Earth, the Battlelink Extreme Duty Minimalist Stock has an MSRP of $69.99.

    Mission First Tactical Battlelink Extreme Duty Minimalist Stocks are built for hard shooting and extreme treatment and shooting conditions and come with a Lifetime Warranty. For more information on Mission First Tactical, visit www.missionfirsttactical.com.

    Shield Arms Announces S15 Magazine Pre-Order for Glock 46 & 48

    Monday, September 16th, 2019

    Bigfork, MT, September 16, 2019 – Shield Arms (shieldarms.com) is pleased to announce the pre-order launch for our S15 magazine, a flush-fitting 15 round magazine compatible with the Glock® 43X and Glock® 48!

    The S15 is a made in the USA double stack steel magazine that provides a 50% increase in carry capacity over the OEM Glock® 43X/48 magazine in the same overall footprint, without sacrificing the legendary reliability that Glock® is known for.

    For a limited time we are accepting pre-orders on the S15, as well as a +5 extension for the S15, and an aluminum magazine catch for the Glock® 43X/48, with combo packs available for added value.

    shieldarms.com/magazines

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Here are some common questions we’ve had regarding the magazine.

    Is it reliable?

    Yes! It should be noted that from the handmade prototypes we made in February and March, through the rounds of pre-production samples, to the final geometry we have today, we have never had a single failure to feed or eject. If the mag fit, it functioned, flawlessly.

    What took so long?

    While it always takes time to create tooling, what slowed us down is that to our knowledge, this magazine geometry has never been done before, so it took a little extra time for our magazine manufacturer to dial everything in.

    Even small adjustments to a magazine design take time to change in tooling and test, and we were unwilling to compromise and release the magazine before it was ready. This is not just a range toy.

    When will pre-orders ship?

    We expect to begin shipping pre-orders in October; pre-orders will ship in the order they are received.

    Do I need a metal mag catch since the magazine is made out of steel?

    That depends on the shooter. We are offering an anodized aluminum mag catch for higher volume shooters who are concerned that the steel magazine will wear down the OEM polymer catch. It should be noted that our test guns have OEM mag catches, and we haven’t noticed any reliability issues yet. However, if you shoot enough, there is a possibility of accelerated wear on the catch, so if this is a concern, swap it out.

     

    Fostech Echo Sport Trigger

    Sunday, September 15th, 2019

    Fostech’s Echo Sport is designed as a lower-cost alternative to those who want an Echo trigger for their AR, but want to spend a bit less money. Rather than activate the Echo mode from the selector, the Echo Sport features a selector paddle that sits within the trigger well. The shooters moves the paddle to the left for Echo mode, and to the right for semi-auto. And, as with the standard Echo, the Echo mode can be turned off by moving the paddle back to semi-auto mode when the trigger is depressed.

    fostech.us/accessories/echo-s-port-triggers/echo-sport-trigger-for-the-ar-15-platform

    FLUX Defense – FLUX MP17

    Monday, September 9th, 2019

    FLUX Defense, creator of the FLUX Glock pistol brace, is expanding their product line with the introduction of the FLUX MP17. Available in both a pistol brace and stock-equipped SBR configuration, the MP17 is a chassis specifically for the SIG Sauer P320. The MP17 accepts the serialized Fire Control Unit and slide assembly from full-sized P320 variants, shifting from a traditional pistol design to one more reminiscent of a PDW.

    FLUX MP17 from Flux Defense on Vimeo.

    Features include a railed forend for the attachment of lights and/or lasers, an on-board spare mag carrier, QD mount for slings, and a fixed optic mount that is compatible with most micro red dot sights like the RMR or Deltapoint, which can also be outfitted with a Picatinny rail for the use of a larger electronic sight such as an Aimpoint or EoTech. FLEX Defense is also offering a Level 2 Retention holster specifically designed for use with the MP17, which is compatible with multiple styles of lights and even a mounted suppressor.

    Intentional or not, the MP17 is actually pretty similar to the B&T USW-320. However, I kind of like FLUX’s take on the concept better, if mainly because of the fixed optic mount.

    For more information, check out FLUX Defense’s website via the link below:

    www.fluxdefense.com

    “The Making of the U.S. M17” Featured This Week on NRA’s American Rifleman TV

    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

    NEWINGTON, N.H., (August 13, 2019) – This week the NRA’s American Rifleman TV will feature The Making of the U.S. M17; an in-depth feature about the success of the SIG SAUER Modular Handgun System. The episode chronicles the U.S. Army’s exhaustive search for a new sidearm, the development of the SIG SAUER P320 handgun that would eventually become the M17, and ultimately the fielding of the M17 and M18 with all branches of the U.S. Military, and the overall success of the program.

    American Rifleman TV, premiering on The Outdoor Channel, featuring The Making of the U.S. M17, will air this week at the following dates and times:

    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 8:30pm EDT
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 11:30pm EDT
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 3:30am EDT
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 3:30pm EDT

    The NRA’s American Rifleman TV episode The Making of the U.S. M17 features interviews with Ron Cohen, President and CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc., Gabe Bailey, MHS Program Manager, Sean Toner, Design Engineer, and Daniel Horner, Team SIG Professional Shooter.

    About SIG SAUER, Inc.
    SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. For more information about the company and product line visit: sigsauer.com.

    Black Aces Tactical Announces Release of the Long Awaited Pro Series M and M Pump Magazine Fed Semiautomatic and Pump Action Shotgun

    Monday, August 5th, 2019

    Black Aces Tactical (BAT), a veteran owned American manufacturer, is proud to announce the release of the Pro Series M and M Pump line of magazine fed 12-gauge shotguns.

    Said Black Aces Tactical, “The Pro Series M and M Pump project has been underway in secret for some time. The number one request from dealers and customers since the launch of the Pro Series magazine fed line in 2013 has been a semiautomatic version.  Not only has Black Aces Tactical developed the semiautomatic traditional style magazine fed 12 gauge, Black Aces Tactical has once again heeded customer demand in that the Pro Series M and M Pump are fed by off the shelf, standard Saiga 12 magazines and drums.”   

     Pro Series M and M Pump Specs are:

    ·              12 Gauge magazine fed shotgun

    ·              6061 T6 Aluminum Receiver

    ·              18.5″ and 24” Barrel Options

    ·              Uses Benelli style chokes

    ·              Choice of Black Synthetic or Walnut Furniture

    ·              Front blade sight with white dot

    ·              5 round magazine included

    ·              Extremely Smooth Action

    ·              Ambidextrous Oversized Smooth Charge handle (Semiautomatic)

    ·              AR Style Safety

    ·              Accepts 2 ¾ and 3” shells

    The Pro Series M starts at only $449.  The Pro Series M Pump starts at only $399.  

    Unboxing Video

    590M vs Pro Series M Shootout Video

    Shotgun Nation Video

    For more information about Black Aces Tactical, contact Eric Lemoine at 407-630-9359, email sales@blackacestactical.com, or visit www.blackacestactical.com.

    Adam Savage’s Zorg Industries ZF-2

    Thursday, July 25th, 2019

    Adam Savage of Mythbuster’s fame is no stranger to the Zorg Industries ZF-1 from ‘The Fifth Element’, having made a couple of inert replicas for himself. However, his interest in the ZF-1 has extended to producing a functioning model of the highly-versatile sci-fi weapon, dubbed the ZF-2. For the purposes of function, the ZF-2 is roughly twice the size of the ZF-1, and weighs in at 40 lbs. It also isn’t a firearm for the purposes of practicality, instead using a stabilizing camera attached to a NERF dart launcher to replace the “gun” component, however it does have all the other features of the ZF-1 seen in the movie:

    – Arrow Launcher
    – Net Launcher
    – Flame Thrower
    – Cryo Launcher
    – Rocket Launcher

    In short, Adam Savage’s ZF-2 is huge, impractical, and pretty damn cool.

    You can see it in action at go.discovery.com/tv-shows/savage-builds/full-episodes/inside-the-episode-hollywoods-deadliest-weapon

    Polymer80 – Complete Builder Tool Set

    Sunday, July 21st, 2019

    This is a pretty cool completment to your P80 PF940 builds, or just as a decent armorer’s set for those who work on Glock and Glock-like pistols. It consists of a red ERGO MAST modular stand, along with punch set and 8oz brass hammer. The ERGO MAST in red also happens to be a custom offering through Polymer80, so if you prefer that color option, either this set or the stand-alone offering is the only way you’re getting one.

    www.polymer80.com/pistolparts/pf-seriestm-build-tools/pf-seriestm-complete-builder-tool-set

    You Can Own Burt Reynolds’ Carry Revolver!

    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

    United Defense LLC is selling Burt Reynolds’ personal carry Rossi revolver, purchased from the auction of the late actor’s estate. The revolver, customized for Burt with the barrel shortened to 2 3/8″, was his daily carry while he resided in Florida. It comes with a custom Bohlin holster with the initials ‘B.L.’, the very same holster carried by the character B.L. Stryker, as played by Burt Reynolds, in the show of the same name. Not quite as punchy as the 6″ Colt Python his titular character used in ‘Sharky’s Machine’, or his .44 Automag in ‘Malone’, but as a .38 Special revolver, a very solid carry option.

    www.keepshooting.com/burt-reynolds-concealed-carry-rossi-revolver

    Palmetto State Armory – Alien-51 AR-15 Stripped Lower Receiver

    Monday, July 15th, 2019

    Capitalizing on the upcoming ‘Area 51 Raid’ that has become the subject of the latest 15 minutes of online amusement, Palmetto State Armory is offering pre-orders for their latest ‘meme’ lower, the “Alien-51”. Built to the same MilSpec standard as PSA’s other lowers, the “Alien-15” will feature a rollmark with the typical depiction of the ‘Grey’ extraterrestrial, complete with raygun in hand. The selector switch will be marked: ‘NO ENTRY’ – Safe, ‘STORM 51’ – Fire, and ‘RETREAT’ – Full Auto. PSA is taking orders through July 21, and will start shipping 4-6 weeks after that. They also claim this is the only time they’re offering the “Alien-51”, so if you’re interested, jump on it while you have the chance.

    palmettostatearmory.com/psa-ar-15-alien-51-stripped-lower-receiver

    Shell Shock Technologies Signs Don Aman as Newest Sponsored Shooter

    Sunday, July 14th, 2019

    Shell Shock Technologies will be supplying Aman with its NAS3 cases for his 2019 competitive season.

    Westport, Conn. (June 2019) – Shell Shock Technologies, LLC., an early stage technology, and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry, is pleased to announce it has signed Don Aman as its newest sponsored shooter. Shell Shock Technologies will be supplying Aman with its NAS3 cases during his 2019 USPSA competitive season. He will be shooting his CZ CZECHMATE running 9mm at 170 power factor.

    “Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 9mm cases are by far the best all-around 9mm cases I have ever seen or shot. This technology will revolutionize the reloading industry and I am so proud to be a part of the Shell Shock Technologies’ team. The old brass case technology has officially been put on notice!” Aman commented.

    Aman has been involved in the shooting sports for over 20 years as a competitive shooter, reloader, Las Vegas survivor and a staunch pro-gun advocate. He started casting his own bullets in 2016 and quickly realized it was becoming a lost art. He began to read anything he could get his hands on regarding the art of casting lead and now shares this information with his subscribers on the Bullets for Freedom YouTube and UGETube Channel. During 2019, he will be traveling throughout the Northwest competing in many Level 1, 2 and 3 matches as part of the USPSA competitive season.

    Aman can be seen competing next at the 2019 Northwest Challenge, to be held at the Paul Bunyan Rifle and Sportsman’s Club in Puyallup, Washington, July 12 – 14, 2019.

    About Shell Shock Technologies NAS3 Cases:

    NAS3 9mm cases are 50 percent lighter than brass cases, offer greater lubricity and will not abrade, clog, foul, wear-out or damage breach and ejector mechanisms. The cases offer greater corrosion resistance, tensile strength (2x stronger) and elasticity than brass. NAS3 cases will not split, chip, crack or grow (stretch) and are fully reloadable (using S3 Reload dies) and can be reloaded many more times than brass cases. NAS3 cases have been tested successfully by customers to pressures over 70k psi. NAS3 cases can be picked up with a magnet. The head can be colored for branding purposes and easy load identification.

    NAS3 is “Best in Class” for maintaining consistent velocity between rounds. In an independent test performed by H.P. White Laboratory (a major munitions testing facility), rounds fired using NAS3 cases achieved a velocity standard deviation of 0.093 FPS (124-grain FMJ bullet, 4.2 grains Titegroup powder, 10 rounds, extreme variation 3fps).

    To learn more about Shell Shock’s revolutionary technology, visit www.shellshocktech.com.

    Small Parts Shopper for Various SIG SAUER Firearms Exclusively at SIG SAUER Web Store

    Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

    NEWINGTON, N.H., (July 10, 2019) –SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of the Small Parts Shopper to the SIG SAUER P320 and P226 pistols on the SIG SAUER Web Store at sigsauer.com. The SIG SAUER Small Parts Shopper allows end users to quickly and easily purchase small parts for select SIG SAUER Firearms exclusively at the SIG SAUER Web Store, and is now available for the P365, P320, and P226 pistols and the MCX.

    “We developed the SIG SAUER Small Parts Shopper based on feedback and requests from our customers that wanted a solution to purchasing authentic SIG SAUER small parts for their equipment,” began Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officers and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “The Small Parts Shopper is easy to use, and features intuitive navigation for some of our most popular firearms, and is yet another tool in our tool box to provide our end users with the customer service they expect, and enjoy, from SIG SAUER.”

    The SIG SAUER Small Parts Shopper features the upper and lowers of the P365, P320, and P226 pistols, and the upper, lower, barrel and bolt carrier group for the MCX. The SIG SAUER Small Parts Shopper can be accessed exclusively through the SIG SAUER Web Store at sigsauer.com.

    “The functionality of the Small Parts Shopper has already proved itself to be very popular, and we anticipate continued expansion of the online feature to the P229 and the MPX in the near future,” concluded Taylor.