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Springfield Armory – Night Of The Saint

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

I would like to start this off by reminding the readership that Springfield Armory’s SAINT is an AR-15 with BCM furniture, including an exclusive polymer forend, and a mid-length gas system.

Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, somehow SA has translated this concept into a Survivor meets Top Shot kinda thing with an all-woman cast. Here’s SA’s synopsis:

You will need to be so much more than a good shot. And your physical strength will only get you so far. It all comes down to mindset. Are you ready for the challenge? Six athletic and adventurous women agreed to go to a mountain in Wyoming. In the end, they learn that their biggest competition isn’t the person to their left or right, but rather their biggest competitor is themselves.

www.defendyourlegacy.com/NOTS

Cobalt Kinetics To Release CARS (Cobalt Advantage Reloading System) In Limited “Beta” Test

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

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ST GEORGE, Utah, March 14 – Cobalt Kinetics, a manufacturer of premium performance and precision engineered rifles, today announces plans to open their CARS (Cobalt Advantage Reloading System) platform to the public as a limited beta test through select dealers. The highly anticipated release of the CARS is available as an upgrade package on the following Cobalt Kinetics rifle models: BAMF, Eclipse, Edge, Team, Team Stage 2.

The limited beta test will run through the end of May. The upgraded functionality of the “beta” CARS will cost $800 as a premium option when ordering. Additionally, Cobalt is extending continued warranty and support and any upgrades or improvements to the rifles purchased on this initial beta release.

Skylar Stewart, Vice President of Cobalt Kinetics said, “After a year of strenuous development and testing, we are ready to release the CARS functionality to select group of shooters for testing. We are confident with the engineering and performance and want to get feedback from enthusiasts, helping us put the final polish on the system.”

The CARS rifle autonomously drops an empty magazine and loads the chamber once an ammunition supply is present. When using a CARS equipped rifle, the user is only required to pull the trigger, and introduce a fresh magazine as ammunition becomes exhausted. More time and attention can be spent on target acquisition and engagement, allowing for faster and more accurate shooting. The CARS retains the standard operation of the AR-15 platform; the bolt catch and magazine release are still present and operational.

The CARS auto-drop feature can be selectively deactivated to retain an empty magazine. CARS auto-load is always active and operational; the gun will chamber ammo from a fresh magazine once it is inserted and seated. CARS functionality works with most AR-15 magazines.

The components used in the construction of the CARS system are made from D2 and S7 tool steel and coated in nickel-Teflon. This process produces parts that resist wearing while also reducing the need for lubrication.

CARS is in its 5th revision since inception; reflecting dozens of improvements and refinements by their engineers. The 5th revision was extensively tested, with over 15,000 rounds expended during development and was vetted by numerous experts in the industry.

Ordering
If you wish to become part of the beta test, locate a Cobalt Kinetics dealer near you on their website at: https://cobaltkinetics.com/cobalt-kinetics-authorized-dealer-locations/
or contact them directly at:
Phone: 435.656.0599
Email: sales@cobaltkinetics.com

Xbox Ahoy – The M60

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Xbox Ahoy continues his iconic weapon series with the M60 GPMG.

Man At Arms: Reforged – Viking Dane Axe

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

This time, the Man At Arms: Reforged crew recreates the Viking Dane Axe from the upcoming game ‘For Honor’.

BRNLY SlingPop

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

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The BRNLY SlingPop is a durable, if expensive ($125 – $140), slingshot. Made of 6061-T6 aluminum which is deburred, smoothed, and glass bead blasted, the SlingPop is lightweight and compact in size. It also comes with a bottle opener built into the handle. Available in Clear or Black anodized finish. Designed and made in the USA.

urbanedcsupply.com/products/brnly-slingpop

Vickers Guide: 1911 Reprint

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

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The original Vickers Guide: 1911 proved to be popular enough that it went out of print in 5 months, which prompted Mott Lake Publishing to produce a reprint, which is expected to start shipping May 15th, 2017.

www.vickersguide.com/1911

They’re not just reprinting the book as an exact copy, however, as they’re giving fans the opportunity to pick the new cover of the book from one of the three 1911 models below (write ins are also an option on the survey page):

Survey ends January 27th, 2017.

www.surveymonkey.com/r/WMPMDX8

SHOT Show 17 – SERBU Firearms GB-22

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

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This is the SERBU GB-22, a single shot, open bolt .22 pistol designed to be extremely simple to build, even with basic handtools, as necessity or availability of materials and tools dictates. Because it’s so basic, it also lends itself to as much modification as the builder deems appropriate. For example, the GB-22 doesn’t have sights as part of its standard design, but a creative sort can include irons in the design, or as is the case in the model above, create a mounting platform for an electro-optic. In case you were wondering, the ‘GB’ in GB-22 stands for ‘Gun Buyback’, as creator Mark Serbu has pretty much stated that because of the simple design the GB-22 can be built up quick and cheap and used to game a gun buyback program.

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The plans are available right now on SERBU’s site for a paltry $12 (link here). If you feel you’re not mechanically-inclined enough to take advantage of the plans, then you’ll have to wait until SERBU receives BAFTE approval for a built kit.

serbu.myshopify.com

SHOT Show 2017 – Six12 Shotgun Variants

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

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At the Six12 booth, this wood furniture variant of the futuristic bullpup rotary drum shotgun was on display. It would be pretty cool to see this variant make production when the Six12 releases.

SHOT Show 2017 – Kel-Tec

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

I always like to visit the Kel-Tec booth early because they always have something new (and because they release a new deck of playing cards every year which tend to run out fast).

For this year, Kel-Tec has two new models of their RDB, and one new model of the KSG.

KSG-25

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Forgive the image orientation, but the KSG–25 is long, 38 inches long to be exact. The KSG-25 Sports a 30.5 inch barrel, with a standard capacity of 24+1 2.75 inch shells, hence the name. It weighs a hefty 9.25 lbs. unloaded, and roughly 11.5 lbs. when loaded. This particular model will come complete with Magpul MBUS front and rear sites, and a Magpul RVG vertical grip, along with a heat shield to cover the extended barrel. Kel-Tec states The KSG–25 will see a limited release third quarter of this year, provided demand is high enough.

RDB Tactical

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The RDB Tactical is a variation of the RDB, featuring a two position collapsible stock, as well as an M-LOK forend designed specifically for the rifle. The rep told me the rifle was so new, they didn’t have time to print out a sales card for it.

RDB Survival

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The RDB Survival is a minimalist profile variant of the RDB designed for field carry. Like the tactical, it features a 16 inch barrel, although this one is pencil profile to keep the weight down. The Survival model has an overall length of 26.1 inches, with a weight of 5 pounds, and comes with integrated iron sites, and can except any standard AR magazines. The survival also features the same two positions stock as the tactical model, providing an additional 1.5 inches of stock length for the shooter.

www.keltecweapons.com

Homemade Pneumatic Rifle

Monday, January 16th, 2017

YouTube channel Rulof Maker made a working air rifle inspired by the ‘Tihar’ from the Metro series of video games.

Bullet vs Prince Rupert’s Drop at 150,000 fps

Friday, December 30th, 2016

YouTube Channel ‘Smarter Every Day‘ made up a video testing whether a .22 bullet was capable of shattering a Prince Rupert’s Drop, and recorded it a 150,000 fps using a high-speed camera.

Spoiler: the drop breaks, but it’s more to do with the resulting vibration caused by the bullet hitting the drop rather than the actual impact from the bullet.

Interesting, ain’t it?

A3 Tactical – Double Picatinny Clamp

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

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This little device is A3 Tactical’s Double Picatinny Clamp. As the name implies, the Double Picatinny Clamp is designed to mount one Picatinny rail to another, providing, as A3 states, “virtually limitless possibilities… only limited by your imagination” in regards to accessories, guns, and gear featuring Picatinny-spec rails, at least. It’s CNC machined from 6061 aluminum, and its design prevents fore/aft movement of the rails, as well as preventing marring of your rails thanks to dowels that are machined slightly taller than the industry-standard Picatinny groove.

Of course, A3’s Double Picatinny Clamp does also give you the option to attach entire firearms to one another, creating combinations such as this:

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Or this (please note that NFA regulations will apply when using this product for this purpose):

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Yo Dawg…

Yo Dawg

www.a3tactical.com

Bullets vs Propeller In Slow Motion

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

The Slo Mo Guys, in association with (and sponsorship from) EA, produced a video where they recorded slow motion footage of a machine gun and propeller setup. They first recorded footage where the synchronization gear was active, a mechanism which timed a plane-mounted machine gun to fire in-between the arc of a propeller’s blades, making plane-mounted machine guns viable during the Great War. The second bit of footage has the synchronization gear turned off, and it resulted in 4 hits to the propeller blades.

Neat stuff.

SIG SAUER Introduces the 1911 Max Michel BB Pistol

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

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Newington, NH (November 16, 2016) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to introduce the 1911 Max Michel BB Pistol. Modeled after the 1911 Max centerfire pistol designed by World Speed Shooting Champion and Team SIG Captain, Max Michel, Jr., this CO2-powered, semi-automatic 1911-style BB pistol is a fun and useful training tool for shooters of all skill levels – from beginners to experts.

“When it comes to shooting, consistent training is invaluable, whether you are a member of law enforcement, the military or are a responsible citizen carrying to protect your family,” said Max Michel, Jr., captain of Team SIG. “Despite this, many people don’t have the time, opportunity or finances to train as much as they should. The 1911 Max Michel BB Pistol gives you the flexibility to train anywhere, anytime with measurable results. Dry fire training is always recommended, but can be boring and sometimes misleading. This is a great way for those who typically shoot a 1911-style pistol to work on accuracy, speed and drawing from concealment.”

The 1911 Max Michel BB Pistol fits in current 1911 holster systems and has the same weight and controls of a traditional 1911 firearm. It features a full-metal slide and frame with realistic blowback action of the metal slide. The 16-round magazine holds 4.5mm steel BBs and the trigger has the same styling and shape as the 1911 Max firearm. There is also a cam lever CO2 loading port for easy and quick loading of the 12gr CO2 cartridges. The .177 caliber 1911 Max Michel BB Pistol shoots up to 410 fps; however, velocity results may vary depending on temperature and altitude.

The 1911 Max Michel BB Pistol also gives newer shooters the ability to learn firearm safety and basic fundamentals in a controlled, comfortable, quiet, and safe environment. It removes the intimidation factor of the loud bang and recoil, leaving the newer shooter more confident and with a much better understanding of traditional firearms and their safe use.

“I’m a 10-year Army veteran and have been a pro shooter for nearly 20 years, and I enjoy shooting this BB pistol because it’s just incredibly fun,” said Michel. “Regardless of your shooting ability, practice with this BB pistol is a really enjoyable and affordable way to improve your skills. I love shooting with my kids and this provides a platform for me to teach them safely while building their confidence. In the next few years as they continue to progress into more traditional firearms, they will be much better prepared because of the training they are receiving with the 1911 Max Michel BB pistol.”

MSRP: $110.99

To see a video of Max Michel training with the 1911 Max Michel BB pistol, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujjKUOxevFk&t. For more information on SIG SAUER airguns, visit www.sigsauerasp.com.

Batou’s Shotgun Is A Six12

Monday, November 14th, 2016

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This pic was sent over to me by SSD’s Admin, so I don’t know the origin. What I can say is, based on it being a pic of “Batou’s Shotgun”, it’s obviously a prop from the upcoming (and quite honestly craptastic-looking) Ghost in the Shell movie. It also happens to be a duded up Crye Precision Six12 rotary drum bullpup 12 gauge shotgun, which to be fair is a pretty futuristic-looking piece.

Edit: Google image search came up with this page: beagle-voyage.com/movie-ghost-in-the-shell-movie-props-2016.

There’s a few other prop weapons from the movie as well.

Pimp My Gun

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

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An oldie but a goodie, the Pimp My Gun app lets you create a custom firearm from an assortment of modern rifles and sub machine guns. You can go mundane, like my HK 416-esque creation above, or you can make something wild and wholly impractical. The choice is yours.

pimpmygun.doctornoob.com/app

Update: HERA Arms CQR AR Stock And Forward Grip

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Coming to a Deux Ex sequel near you

An update from The Firearm Blog revealed the pricing for the highly-anticipated HERA Arms CQR AR furniture set:

California stock – $124.00

Normal stock – $119.00

Front grip – $39.00

Functional AR furniture can be had for less, to be sure, but these pieces are:

1) Imported from Germany

and

2) Pretty unique (and stylish)

Plus, $158 (normal stock + grip) isn’t really as bad a price as it could have been for the whole set.

LAN World still hasn’t made an announcement regarding availability, so stay tuned for further info.

www.lanworldinc.com

www.hera-arms.com

Lone Wolf – How A Glock Firing Cycle Works

Monday, November 7th, 2016

If you’ve ever wondered how a Glock works during its firing cycle, then Lone Wolf, one of the leading purveyors of after-market Glock parts, has you covered. The above video is a 3D model representation of the Glock’s firing cycle, and it’s pretty comprehensive.

HERA Arms CQR AR Stock And Forward Grip

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Coming to a Deux Ex sequel near you

This unique stock and foregrip combination has been making the rounds across the internet, and to be honest it’s a bit mall ninja-ish, but at the same time it also manages to be really damn cool. Like, I need to make a ‘for fun’ build out of these parts cool. Ghost In The Shell, Shadowrun, cyberpunk cool, if I may be so bold.

The two components are called the CQR Stock and CQR Front Grip, and are the creation of Germany-based HERA Arms, a company which specializes in manufacturing weapons and weapons accessories. Utah-based LAN World is the current importer of HERA Arms components into the USA, and supposedly they’ll be offering the CQR parts in the coming months. I, assuredly like many others, eagerly await their availability.

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They’re also making a Commiefornia compliant version, so if you have to neuter your rifle, at least it can be done in relative style.

www.lanworldinc.com

www.hera-arms.com

Polymer80 – Zombie Green And Pink 80% Lowers Now Available

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

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Polymer80 has released a limited number of their G150 Phoenix 80% AR lower receivers for sale. The kits come complete with the jig and bits needed to complete them, so if you’re looking at making a somewhat more unique AR build, these might be a good option.

www.polymer80.com/G150-Phoneix2-80-Lower-with-Jig-System_p_1137

Shield Sights Announces Full Production of RMS (Mini Reflex Sight)

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

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Dorset, England – October 5th, 2016 – Shield Sights is pleased to announce the RMS (Reflex Mini Sight) has now entered full production and has begun shipping to customers around the world.

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The Shield RMS is next evolution in mini red dots. Small enough to fit discreetly on any pistol, rifle, or shotgun. The RMS is tough enough to withstand the harshest recoil and light enough that you won’t even feel it’s there. Its light weight and rugged construction combined with its, low profile design makes the RMS an ideal optic for any custom pistol build. The RMS coupled with our matching low profile Glock MOS plate, the RMS sits low enough to co-witness your standard height sights without the need for elevated suppressor sights.

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“The RMS is an update to a modern classic.” said James White. “For 20 years we have been building the world’s smallest mini red dot sights some of which you may know as the SMS, J-Point, Trijicon Red-dot, and others.”

Features:
-Machined from strong, aerospace grade aluminium
-Very fast automatic brightness adjustment to adapt to your environment
-Quick release side accessible battery drawer
-Very low profile

www.shieldpsd.com

Firefield – Paracord Slings

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

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Firefield Paracord Slings keep your rifle at the ready!

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Whether your profession or passion lands you on a mission or the hunt of a lifetime, Firefield Tactical Paracord Slings provide comfortable, hands-free convenience while keeping your rifle at the ready when seconds count.

Available in both single-point and two-point models for tactical and traditional firearm carrying methods, Firefield’s paracord slings boast 80 ft. of heavy-duty Mil-Spec 550 paracord woven into an aggressive King Cobra style braid, durable 1.2-in. nylon webbed straps, 1.5 in. of total width for improved comfort and a polished black Firefield dog tag to remind you that victory justifies everything.

The Firefield Tactical Single-Point Paracord Sling (FF46000) adjusts from 28 – 31 in. and features both a reliable sling attachment clip and quick-detach buckle. The Firefield Tactical Two-Point Paracord Sling (FF46001) features an adjustment range of 37.5 – 45 in. and includes two 1.2-in. sling swivels. Firefield’s sling hardware features a rich, hard-anodized black finish and the rugged reliability you depend on for any situation.

www.fire-field.com

Xbox Ahoy – FAL

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Xbox Ahoy does his treatment on the ‘Right Arm of the Free World’, providing background on the iconic FAL while also demonstrating its inclusion in multiple video games within recent years.

Stevens Offers Muddy Girl Camo Pump-Action 20-Guage in Compact and Youth Models

Friday, August 5th, 2016

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SUFFIELD, Conn. – August 5, 2016 – Stevens has expanded its popular 320 pump shotgun line with two new 20-gauge models designed specifically with women and youth in mind. The 320 series has a reputation for solid, affordable performance for everything from wing-shooting to home defense. Shipments of this new product are being delivered to dealers now.

These new shotguns boast the same great features as Stevens’ other 20-gauge 320 field-grade models, including dual slide bars, a rotary bolt, rugged synthetic stock, vent rib and a five-round capacity. Both models include interchangeable chokes and come in compact and standard length of pull models, finished in Muddy Girl camo.

Features & Benefits
• Rugged synthetic fore-end and stock in Muddy Girl® camo
• Bottom-load, right-eject pump action
• Mid-length fore-end
• Beaded front sight
• Standard length of pull: 13.75 inches
• Compact length of pull: 13.25 inches
• Dual slide bars and rotary bolt
• Five-plus-one capacity
• Vent rib

Part No. / Description / MSRP
22560 / 320 Field Grade, Muddy Girl Compact, 20 Ga. / $264
22561 / 320 Field Grade, Muddy Girl Youth, 20 Ga. / $264

Stevens by Savage Arms is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. To learn more about Savage Arms, visit www.savagearms.com.

Polymer80 – Spectre 80% Polymer Pistol Frame To Be Offered In New Colors

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

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If you were interested in picking up one of Polymer80’s Spectre pistol frames, but wanted it in a color other than black, then you’re in luck. Polymer80 just announced they’ll be offering the 80% pistol frame in Flat Dark Earth, OD Green, and White.

You can order the Spectre 80% pistol frame at www.polymer80.com/Polymer80-80-Pistol-Frame-V1_p_1839