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Maxim Silencer – The Best Christmas Present Ever

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

The Cody Firearms Museum has a collection of digitally-scanned firearms advertisements from years past, including this particular ad from the Maxim Silent Firearms Co. of Hardford, Conneticut, the first commercial producer of firearms suppressors. Intended for .22 caliber firearms, the ad openly claims you can now shoot your .22 in your home “…without causing the slightest disturbance.” Try getting away with something like that these days.

They also had a Noiseless Bullet Stop sand box for sale, to accompany a brand-new, mail-ordered can.

The prices listed for the Silencer and Bullet Stop are $5 and $3.50, respecively. That’s roughly $130 and $90 when accounting for inflation, and you didn’t have to pay for a tax stamp or wait for a background check.

Oh, how times have changed.

You can check out the rest of The Cody Firearms Museum’s collection of scanned Maxim adverts here.

Goat Guns Miniature Rifle Models

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Goat Guns are non-firing, die cast, 1:3 scale models of modern rifles and submachine guns. The models come with some assembly required, and in many ways are put together much like their real steel counterparts. The AR-15s, for example, have a functioning delta ring assembly for installing the forend. Additionally, the complete models include features such as adjustable collapsible stocks, functioning charging handles, squeezable triggers, and a magazine that can be loaded with included dummy rounds.

Currently, the Goat Guns line consists of various AK and AR pattern rifles, as well as the Accuracy International AWM, an SVD, AUG, and a Thompson Machine Gun. You can check out the full line, along with build videos, at the link below:

goatguns.com

SIG SAUER Issues “The 365 Challenge” with $25,000 Prize Opportunity at Upcoming USPSA World Speed Shooting Championship in Talladega, AL

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Newington, N.H. (June 7, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc. has announced The 365 Challenge during the 2018 USPSA World Speed Shooting Championship (Steel Challenge) at the Talladega Marksmanship Park in Talladega, AL. The 365 Challenge is set to occur during the competition.

“Come one, come all and I challenge you to compete against Max and I in The 365 Challenge,” quipped Phil Strader, SIG SAUER Pistol Product Manager. “Seriously, I am looking forward to this event and competing with some of the greatest shooters across the country with the SIG SAUER Everyday Carry P365 pistol. I believe in the performance of this firearm and I know that when put to the test, it can compete with any full-size competition pistol. This is precisely why I issued The 365 Challenge.”

The details of The 365 Challenge are as follows:

Registration: Shooters must register for The 365 Challenge on-site at the Talladega Marksmanship Park at the Steel Challenge registration. Participation is limited to the first 10 entries, and participants are limited to one entry. Registration at the 2018 USPSA World Speed Shooting Championship is required for participation in The 365 Challenge.

Competition Days: The 365 Challenge will be held only on June 15th – June 17th.

Equipment: Registered participants for The 365 Challenge are required to use a SIG SAUER P365 pistol, SIG SAUER 365 FMJ ammunition, and a Comp-Tac International Holster. All equipment will be supplied at no charge and must be returned following completion of the challenge.
Challenge Description:

1. Any participant whose qualifying time is lower than Phil Strader’s fastest center-fire match time will win a $2,500 cash prize. Strader will be using a stock P365 in Production and Limited divisions.
2. The one (1) participant with the lowest qualifying time that beats Max Michel’s center-fire match time will win The 365 Challenge $25,000 grand prize. Michel will be using his standard competition equipment in Open and Carry Optics divisions.

No purchase is necessary to enter or win The 365 Challenge, however, participants are still subject to USPSA/SCSA entry fees for the World Speed Shooting Championship/Steel Challenge.

Complete rules for The 365 Challenge are available at sigsauer.com.

Sol Invictus Arms and Tactical Superiority Release AA-12 Shotgun

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Melbourne, FL – Sol Invictus Arms with Tactical Superiority, Inc. is proud to announce the release of the AA-12 shotgun. This venerable, proven shotgun is a new addition to the Sol Invictus Arms product offering. With several improvements, changes to manufacturing processes and enhanced variants catering to the civilian market, this shotgun, once only available to law enforcement and military is now being re-released to the general public.

Originally designed by Max Atchisson, the design was sold in 1987, and the AA-12 underwent more than 100 changes made by Boje Cornils enabling a fully functional and reliable firearm. Now Boje Cornils is working with Tactical Superiority, Inc. and Sol Invictus Arms, to bring this amazing firearm to the masses. Not only will the production models include new and improved versions of the already known AA-12 in a full auto configuration for military and law enforcement, it will now include a never before seen, 100% legal semi-automatic version for the civilian market. The newly available AA-12 represents significant improvement over past production techniques, including improved design elements, and is now available at a significantly more consumer friendly price point.

“We’re proud to be a part of the legacy of the infamous AA-12 Shotgun and happy to be able to bring a civilian version to market.” Said Michael Conn, President and CEO of Tactical Superiority, Inc. when asked for comment.

The first release of the AA-12 will be a pre-sale offering, available on Armslist.com initially and followed on Gunbroker.com a few weeks later as a limited edition called the “Boje Signature” model. Each edition will be limited to 1000 shotguns. Expected delivery will be in December of 2018.

You can find these limited edition firearms on the respective sites (Armslist.com and Gunbroker.com) for pre-purchase.

Ammunition Depot Introduce The Prepper and The Prepper Battle Pack

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Optimized for easy identification, long storage life and ready to use today or tomorrow.

Boca Raton, Fla. (May 2018) – Ammunition Depot takes their Latin lessons seriously with their new The Prepper and The Prepper Battle Pack products. “Si vis pacem, para bellum” translates to “If you want peace, prepare for war.” Attributed to Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus and his De Re Militari published sometime in the 4th or 5th century, the statement is behind the 2nd Amendment philosophy that Ammunition Depot whole heartedly supports; that peace is possible only when the people are armed and able to defend themselves. And guns without bullets are a weak defense.

The Prepper and The Prepper Battle Packs take the hard work of assimilating and packaging ammo in two easily identifiable and accessible systems. The Prepper is today’s take on a “spam can” filled with 1,000 rounds of ammo in a heavy duty, stackable tub. The gasketed lid is air tight and waterproof with a tear strip for quick access when needed. Ammunition Depot carries The Prepper boxes in all the popular brands:

  • Blazer Brass
  • Federal (American Eagle, Gold Medal Match, Hi-Shok, Premium and Tactical)
  • Fiocchi
  • MFS
  • Perfecta
  • PMC
  • Remington
  • Speer
  • Winchester
  • The Prepper Battle Pack offers a huge variety of ammo choice in a MIL-Spec, 16 mil plastic sleeve with a clear front to easily identify the ammo type. The sleeve, containing 250 rounds, is air-tight and waterproof, making it a great long-term storage option, as well as an easy grab-and-go ammo pack. The Prepper Battle Packs have been oxygen purged and nitrogen filled to improve storage longevity.

    “The Prepper cases and The Prepper Battle Packs are ideal for ammunition storage. All packaging is clearly identifiable, easy to access when needed or prepared properly for long-term storage needs,” Scott Blick, managing partner of Ammunition Depot, added. “Whether you are a prepper or not, The Prepper and The Prepper Battle Packs are really a very economical way to purchase and organize quantities of ammo.”

    While stocking the ammo room, keep a space for The Prepper Battle Pack New Millennium Emergency Bar pack featuring 18 energy bars. These energy bars were created specifically for the prepper market. The variety of fruit flavored, vitamin enriched bars have a texture similar to a dense shortbread and were formulated to prevent thirst. They are secured in a durable, vacuum sealed sleeve and will last up to five years.
    www.ammunitiondepot.com

    Vickers Guide: Kalashnikov (Volume 1) – Vote For The Next Cover!

    Saturday, May 19th, 2018

    The next installment in the Vickers Guide series, Kalashnikov (Volume 1) m, is almost ready for pre-order. One thing they still need to do is lock in the cover and they want your help to do it.

    Which classic AK variant should they use?

    Click here to vote.

    Vickers Tactical Slide Racker for the Gen5 Glock Models

    Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

    TangoDown™ Inc. is pleased to announce the latest addition to the Vickers Tactical™ lineup!

    Introducing the GSR-04 Slide Racker for all current Gen5 pistols! The GSR-04 offers serrated wings which allow for easier slide retraction in non-ideal situations: wearing gloves or sudden “tap/rack” manipulation. Made from tough, stainless steel & injection molded glass reinforced nylon. Installs in minutes, without any weapon modifications

    Fits Gen5 Glock™ 17/19/19X/26/34
    Fits most Gen5 Glock™ models with 1.00 slide width
    Color Availability: Black
    OA Length: 1.187
    Width: .620
    Weight: 1oz
    TangoDown™ Part Number: GSR-04
    MSRP: $18.95
    Made in the USA

    For more information, visit: tangodown.com/shop/vickers-tactical-slide-racker-gen5-glock-gsr-04/

    Customer Questions: sales@tangodown.com/a>

    Savage Introduced New MSR and Rascal Rifles at 2018 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits Show

    Friday, May 11th, 2018

    WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – May 10, 2018 – Savage unleashed a flurry of new high-performance firearms at the 2018 NRA Meetings and Exhibits Show in Dallas, Texas. The new models unveiled include the MSR 15 Long Range and MSR 15 300 Blackout Pistol, along with the Rascal FV-SR, Rascal Target and Rascal Target XP.

    The MSR 15 Long Range is built to with a 22-inch stainless steel barrel deliver pinpoint precision at any distance. Savage engineers tuned barrel length specifically for the 224 Valkyrie cartridge to achieve peak accuracy at extreme range. The MSR 15 Long Range barrel is also topped with a two-port muzzle brake mounted with Savage’s proprietary taper-lock interface. The brake allows shooters to adjust recoil impulse and stabilize the muzzle for faster, more accurate follow-up shots.

    The MSR 15 Long Range also features a custom-length gas system, paired with a low-profile adjustable gas block, that is enclosed by a true free-float handguard. The gas block can be adjusted for optimum cycling of the full range of bullet weights and tuned for use with a suppressor.

    For its part, the MSR 15 Blackout Pistol, equipped with KAK Shockwave Brace, takes full advantage of the 300 Blackout’s adaptability to a wide range of hunting, self-defense and tactical situations. The AR Pistol uses a pistol-length gas system so shooters can utilize suppressors and reliably cycle subsonic ammunition without adding length and weight. Plus, its 10.5-inch melonite QPQ coated barrel’s 5R button rifling provides both accuracy and maneuverability, while a full suite of accessory upgrades make it easier and more comfortable to shoot.

    Savage’s new Rascals are pint-sized powerhouses designed to take the industry’s safest micro rimfire to new heights. The new rifles can shoot 22 Short, 22 Long or 22 Long Rifle ammunition. These single-shot rifles feature Savage’s user-adjustable Accu-Trigger system. Like the original Rascal, they cock by lifting the bolt and unload easily—without pulling the trigger. The design also builds superior shooting skills thanks to full-size rifle features.

    The Rascal FV-SR enhances accuracy with a heavy barrel with a threaded (1/2-28) muzzle and sports a tough synthetic stock. The Rascal Target features a precision hardwood stock, heavy 16 1/8-inch barrel, one-piece Picatinny rail and is also threaded muzzle for accuracy and adaptability.

    The Rascal Target XP offers all the Rascal Target amenities in a ready-to-shoot package that comes with a mounted and bore-sighted 4x32mm scope, as well as a bipod sling swivel stud mount.

    Part No. / Description / MSRP
    22947 / MSR 15 Long Range, 224 Valkyrie, 22-inch barrel / $1,849
    22933 / MSR 15 Blackout, 300 Blackout, 10.5-inch barrel / $1,099
    13834 / Rascal FV-SR Black, 22 S, L, LR, 16.125-inch barrel / $219
    13835 / Rascal FV-SR Pink, 22 S, L, LR, 16.125-inch barrel / $219
    13823 / Rascal Target, 22 S, L, LR, 16.125-inch barrel / $314
    13824 / Rascal Target XP, 22 S, L, LR, 16.125-inch barrel / $399
    13836 / Rascal Target XP LH, 22 S, L, LR, 16.125-inch barrel / $399

    To learn more about Savage, visit www.savagearms.com.

    Red Dead Redemption 2 – Official Trailer #2

    Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

    Rockstar sure knows how to make an enticing story trailer.

    RDR2 releases on October 26, 2018.

    NRAAM 18 – Brownells / LMT M203 37mm LAUNCHER

    Sunday, May 6th, 2018

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    Brownells had a new LMT manufactured M203 37mm flare launcher mounted to one of their Retro ARs, and they revealed it’s now up for sale on Brownells website as a stand-alone item, and it’s exclusive to Brownells. The M203 37mm launcher is constructed of aluminum with a MilSpec anodized finish, and mounts and operates just like the 40mm version. The 37mm M203 attaches to standard Government rifle & carbine length barrel assemblies with a .625” front barrel profile, and a GI compatible barrel nut system.

    www.brownells.com/shooting-accessories/duty-gear/safety-amp-warning-equipment/m203-37mm-launcher-prod118458

    NRAAM 18 – Hudson Mfg.

    Saturday, May 5th, 2018

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    Hudson Mfg. is displaying their new drop-in threaded barrel. It features standard 1/2×28 threads, and is currently being offered for sale with Hudson’s various dealers and distributors. When asked about selling H9s with the barrel installed, a rep stated that Hudson’s current goal is to support the customer base who already purchased an H9, rather than offer a whole new H9 model with the threaded barrel.

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    Here the barrel can be seen installed in the Hudson H9A, the aluminum framed H9 with polymer grip panels, which shaves off roughly half a pound of weight when compared to the standard H9, and a lower MSRP.

    www.hudsonmfg.com

    Federal Expands Lineup of Its Popular Syntech Ammunition

    Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

    ANOKA, Minnesota – April 3, 2018 – Federal Ammunition is pleased to announce a new addition to its full line of Syntech handgun ammunition. Look for Syntech in a variety of the most popular loads, including the new 124-grain 9mm Luger. Shipments are being delivered to dealers.

    Conventional ammunition causes metal-on-metal contact between the bullet and bore, which can shorten barrel life and hurt accuracy. The polymer-encapsulated Syntech bullet prevents this, while eliminating copper and lead fouling. Combined with clean-burning powders, your gun will stay cleaner, longer, so you can shoot more—and shoot better. The exclusive Catalyst primer provides the cleanest most consistent ignition possible—that’s why it received the 2017 NRA Golden Bullseye Award.

    Features & Benefits
    • New 124-grain 9mm Luger offering
    • 2017 NRA Golden Bullseye Award winner
    • Polymer-encapsulated Syntech bullet prevents metal-on-metal contact in the bore, eliminating copper and lead fouling, while extending barrel life
    • Exclusive primer formulation provides reliable, consistent ignition
    • Clean-burning propellants minimize residue and fouling
    • Significantly reduces the required frequency of cleaning
    • Absence of a copper jacket minimizes splash-back on steel targets
    • Less perceived recoil

    Part No. / Description / MSRP
    AE9SJ2 / 9mm Luger 124 grain Syntech / $18.95

    Federal Premium is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. For more information on Federal Premium, go to www.federalpremium.com.

    Bismarck Police Department Selects the SIG SAUER P320

    Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

    Newington, N.H. (March 21, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is proud to announce that the Bismarck Police Department has selected the P320 striker-fired pistol as its handgun of choice.

    The city commission approved the purchase of 140 SIG SAUER P320 handguns equipped with X-RAY3 pistol sights, for faster sight acquisition under all lighting conditions.

    “The department needs to replace our handguns due to some documented malfunctions and reliability concerns over the last couple of years,” said Bismarck Police Chief Dan Donlin, speaking of their current sidearm.

    Employing its cadre of certified firearms instructors, the department conducted extensive testing of firearms from three manufacturers. In addition to the P320, the department tested the Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0, and the Glock® 17 & 19. According to Chief Donlin, the decision was quickly narrowed down to the SIG SAUER P320 based on performance and reliability.

    “The SIG SAUER, in the majority of opinions, outperformed the Glock,” Donlin said. “It provided a lot more overall comfort and handling in the varying hand sizes of our officers,” noting the modularity of the P320, with its three sizes of grip module to choose from. “The SIG, out of the box, was very accurate. Even our best shooters couldn’t believe how much better they shot with the SIG versus the Glock.”

    “SIG SAUER is very proud to have been chosen by the Bismarck Police Department,” said Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Vice President, Law Enforcement Sales. “The P320 was chosen because of its modularity, accuracy and most importantly its reliability. These officers put their lives on the line, and we’re humbled to have our products chosen to help keep them safe.”

    Follow SIG SAUER on social media, including Facebook at facebook.com/sigsauerinc, Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/sigsauerinc/, and YouTube at youtube.com/user/sigsauerinc.

    DoubleStar Strongarm Pistol Brace takes Pistol Stabilizers to a Whole New Level

    Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

    Made tough, made to last and Made in America. Strongarm your pistol.

    Winchester, Ky. (March 2018) – DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles and pistols, is proud to offer an alternative to cheap pistol stabilizers with the new DoubleStar Strongarm Pistol Brace. What sets the Strongarm apart from the competition is that it is made from rugged 6061 billet aluminum, unlike many of the plastic or soft foam products currently on the market.

    Made in America, the Strongarm is built to last, just like the rest of the DoubleStar and Ace product lines. The Strongarm features three QD swivel mounting points with swivel included and fits pistol buffer tubes with a 1.11 to 1.2 inch diameter. Finished with a Type 3 hardcoat anodize to withstand plenty of use, it also comes with a hook and loop strap for increased stabilization, making the Strongarm your shooting arm.

    “With the popularity of pistol stabilizing braces on the rise, there are many that make the shooting experience less desirable because of poor materials or faulty production,” Nick Collier, director of special operations for DoubleStar, said. “We at DoubleStar know that people rely on our products, whether it is because they are military, law enforcement or serious competitors; therefore, it is extremely important to us that every part is carefully designed and manufactured in our state-of-the-art facility using only the materials and technology that will ensure our DoubleStar and Ace products will perform to our stringent standards.”

    For more information about DoubleStar, visit www.star15.com.

    Whiskey Tango Firearms – Limited Edition Deadpool Desert Eagle In .50AE

    Friday, March 2nd, 2018

    (Photo: WTF)

    Whiskey Tango Firearms, known for their elaborate Cerakote work on firearms, is now offering a limited run of 13 Desert Eagle Mark XIXs in .50AE with a Deadpool theme. In addition to a Deadpool-themed distressed Cerakote job w/ custom engraving, the pistol is part of a package that includes:

    – An HBC Concealment holster w/ drop leg * belt clip mount, lovingly marked with Bea Arthur’s face
    – Two additional mags
    – Two mag holsters
    – Custom FAT 50 Ammo can with foam inserts
    – A challenge coin

    This limited package will cost $2549 + $57 S&H. WTF is also offering a reduced Deadpool-theme Deagle for $1600, or will do the deluxe theme on a customer-supplied pistol for $350.

    whiskeytangofirearmssrq.com

    Hat Tip: GunsAmerica

    KRISS USA Launches New Division Edelweiss Arms

    Thursday, March 1st, 2018

    Edelweiss Arms specializes in the import and resale of collectible and antique firearms

    March 1, 2018 – Chesapeake, Virginia, USA – Today KRISS USA, manufacturers and developers of the KRISS® Vector family of firearms, launch Edelweiss Arms, a new division focused on the import and sale of C&R (curios and relics) and antique firearms, with a specialty on Swiss firearms, to collectors in the United States. Edelweiss Arms is a direct to consumer e-commerce business that leverages strategic partnerships in Switzerland, and throughout Europe, to source only the highest grade and historically significant collector’s firearms.

    “This is an exciting new venture for our business, and we’re looking forward to providing some value to the collector’s market in the United States,” states KRISS USA Marketing Manager, Tim Seargeant. “Edelweiss Arms is positioned to provide the discerning collector in the United States unprecedented access to some of the most pristine condition antique and C&R firearms from Europe. Additionally, our Edelweiss Arms website is designed to streamline the decision making and ordering process, to reduce the guess work that is traditionally associated with shopping for collector’s pieces.”

    Edelweiss Arms’ initial offerings include a wide variety of Schmidt-Rubin rifles. In addition to long arms, Edelweiss Arms also boasts a selection of Lugers in different variations from Waffenfabrik Bern (W+F Bern) and Deutsche Waffen Munitions Fabriken (DWM). Other handguns include several SIG P210 semi-automatic pistols as well as the P49, the Swiss military version of the P210. Edelweiss Arms also specializes in antique firearms, as defined by 27 CFR 478.11, which can be transferred in the United States without a Federal Firearms License (FFL).

    For more information about Edelweiss Arms, or to view the current inventory, visit: www.edelweissarms.com.

    Savage Unveils Hard-Hitting, Custom-Fitting Model 110 Hunter

    Monday, February 26th, 2018

    WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – February 26, 2018 – Built for any hunt, and any hunter, the accurate, hard-hitting new Savage Model 110 Hunter allows shooters to enjoy a custom fit, reliable performance and flawless accuracy. Shipments of these firearms are currently being delivered to dealers.

    The Model 110 Hunter’s revolutionary AccuFit system makes it easy for hunters to customize the length-of-pull and comb height for a personalized fit, while the user-adjustable AccuTrigger offers a crisp, clean pull.

    Together with the AccuStock, which secures the action three- dimensionally along its entire length, the Model 110 Hunter provides the fit and function of a custom rifle—right out of the box. Plus, the matte black barrel’s button rifling provides tag-filling accuracy whether the target is antelope, elk or anything in between.

    Features & Benefits
    • AccuFitt system lets shooters quickly adjust comb height and length-of-pull
    • User-adjustable AccuTrigger
    • AccuStock rail system secures the action three-dimensionally along its entire length
    • Gray synthetic stock
    • Matte black button-rifled barrel
    • Detachable box magazine
    • Soft grip overmold fore-end and pistol grip surfaces
    • New Model 110 design and ergonomics
    • Drilled and tapped for scope mounts

    Part No. / Description / MSRP
    57061 / 223 Rem., 22-inch barrel / $749
    57062 / 204 Ruger, 22-inch barrel / $749
    57060 / 22-250 Rem., 22-inch barrel / $749
    57063 / 243 Win., 22-inch barrel / $749
    57064 / 7mm-08 Rem., 22-inch barrel / $749
    57065 / 308 Win., 22-inch barrel / $749
    57038 / 25-06 Rem., 22-inch barrel / $749
    57039 / 270 Win. 22-inch barrel / $749
    57040 / 30-06 Sprg., 22-inch barrel / $749
    57041 / 7mm Rem. Mag., 24-inch barrel / $749
    57042 / 300 Win. Mag., 24-inch barrel / $749
    57145 / 280 Ackley Improved, 22-inch barrel / $749

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

    ZaziNombies LEGO Creations – LEGO Fortnite Minigun

    Saturday, February 24th, 2018

    YouTube channel ZaziNombies’ lastest creation is a massive 6500 piece build of a minigun from the game ‘Fortnite’. It comes in at 4′ long and weights over 18 lbs. No word on the length of time it took to build this beast, but a conservative estimate of its cost, based on LEGO’s current pricing on various bricks, puts this build at ~$800-1000, if the pieces were bought individually.
    You can check out more of ZaziNoimbies’ content via their YouTube page.

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    Sunday, February 11th, 2018

    It’s still pretty much true.

    Primary Weapons Systems Releases Multiple New Product Lines at SHOT Show

    Monday, February 5th, 2018

    Primary Weapons Systems released multiple new product lines and updates at SHOT Show last month.

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    Starting with the MOD 1-M line (replacing the MK1 MOD 1-P line) with M-LOK handguards and Radian Raptor charging handles. Keeping the internals the same, the MK1 MOD 1-M line got a simple facelift. To match that, the MK2 MOD 1-M line also got M-LOK handguards and Radian Raptor charging handles.

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    Past the more expected updates, we take a look at the MK1 MOD 2-M line which replaces the MK1 MOD 2 line. The MK1 MOD 2-M line features not just an M-LOK handguard, but their patent pending PicLok handguard. Yes, it offers M-LOK along the entire length of the handguard, but also offers Picatinny in the front quarter of the rail. What sets the PWS MK1 MOD 2-M handguards apart, is the fact that M-LOK accessories direct thread into the handguard, meaning you don’t use the back T-nut of the accessory. This allows the shooter’s rail to truly stay as slim as possible while still offering a variety of mounting options. In addition to the PicLok handguard, the MK1 MOD 2-M line includes the Radian Raptor charging handle and Radian Talon safety selector.

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    For PWS customers wanting to do a quick handguard swap, we have good news! Handguards will be available as standalone items, so you can easily swap your current PicMod to PicLok.

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    The ALPHA line of rifles, easily differentiated by the FDE anodizing, was designed specifically for military use, but will be available for civilians. A few features of the ALPHA line are the heavier barrel profile, 1:7 barrel twist rate and gas adjustment knob in front of the handguard.

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    The last big release from PWS was the new PCC line in 9mm. Using a straight blowback system, taking GLOCK mags and having last round bolt hold open, PWS expects the PCC line to be a popular addition to their current offerings.

    The PWS website is currently being rebuilt, but will be live by mid-February. In the meantime, customers can contact sales@primaryweapons.com for questions and purchasing.

    Company Information:
    Primary Weapons Systems (PWS) was formed in 2008 as a rifle component company and has since grown to be one of the largest firearms manufacturers in the Northwest. PWS initially made firearm accessories and compensators, but quickly moved into firearm manufacturing as they developed their PWS Long-Stroke Piston System which takes the operating system from Kalashnikov’s AK design and merges it with Stoner’s AR platform giving a hybrid rifle to shooters looking for a low-maintenance yet reliable and accurate firearm. PWS manufactures AR-15s in 223 Wylde, 300BLK and 7.62×39 as well as DPMS .308 pattern builds in both .308 Match and 6.5 Creedmoor- all with the long-stroke piston operating system. The PCC line of 9mm products is the only line that varies from the piston system, being a straight blowback system. Also manufactured by Primary Weapons Systems are lightweight buffer tubes, steel body buffers, accessories and a wide selection of compensators for firearms both piston driven and direct impingement.

    primaryweapons.com/store

    CRKT – Williams Tactical Key

    Friday, February 2nd, 2018

    Former Army Officer and martial arts instructor James Williams designed the Williams Tactical Key, a push dagger-style self defense tool shaped innocuously like a key. The tool is made of 3Cr13 steel, with a blade length of 1.762″, and the tip of the blade also functions as a Phillips screwdriver.

    www.crkt.com/shop/whats-new/williams-tactical-key

    DroneShield Ltd Announces DroneGun Tactical

    Thursday, February 1st, 2018

    DroneShield Ltd announces the DroneGun Tactical product, available for purchase by qualified end-users.

    The release of DroneGun Tactical follows the release of DroneGun MKII in late 2017. DroneGun Tactical is much more compact than the MKII model but has a shorter range.

    Features:

    • No backpack – the product is entirely self contained within the rifle body, while maintaining lightweight and long effective range (over 1km).

    • Addition of 433Mhz and 915Mhz frequencies, to ensure complete effectiveness across drone models.

    • Ergonomic body and controls.

    • Further alignment with standard military specifications, including standardised NATO military battery power.

    DroneGun Tactical is not intended to supercede DroneGun MKII. Rather, it is designed for users with a different set of requirements than those using DroneGun MKII.

    www.droneshield.com

    Henry Repeating Arms Introduces the ‘Patriot Series’

    Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

    BAYONNE, NJ – January 30, 2018 – Following the release of several new models last week Henry Repeating Arms is introducing the Patriot Series- a new category of firearms and products available through their eCommerce store celebrating America, patriotism, and the Second Amendment.

    God Bless America Edition Golden Boy

    The God Bless America Edition Golden Boy is a .22 S/L/LR lever action rifle built on Henry’s time-honored and award-winning Golden Boy platform known for its smooth action, American walnut stocks and blued steel octagonal barrel. Intricate floral scrollwork engraving on both sides of the nickel-plated receiver cover frames iconic images of America’s heritage like the American flag, the Liberty Bell, and a bald eagle, all of which have details highlighted in 24-carat gold. A banner on the right side of the receiver cover contains the words, “Home of the Free Because of the Brave.” The stock is engraved and hand-painted with the Statue of Liberty’s torch, and in similar colors, the rifle’s forend displays the words, “God Bless America.”

    God Bless America Edition Big Boy

    Henry is also introducing a centerfire version, the God Bless America Edition Big Boy, featuring similar imagery on a rifle chambered for .44 Magnum/.44 Special with a 10. The God Bless America Edition Golden Boy, model #H004GBA has an MSRP of $1,208, and the Big Boy version, model #H006GBA has an MSRP of $1,523.

    Stand for the Flag Edition Golden Boy

    The Stand for the Flag Edition Golden Boy is a direct salute to the American flag with a full red, white and blue depiction applied to both sides of the receiver cover with a durable polymer-ceramic coating known as Cerakote. The finish adds a layer of further abrasion and corrosion resistance on top of the nickel plating. The buttstock features a hand-painted image of a man standing hand-on-heart with the words, “O Say Can You See” written underneath. The Stand for the Flag Edition Golden Boy, model #H004SFF is chambered in .22 S/L/LR with an MSRP of $1,208.

    The Patriot Series also includes three plaques that include hardware for mounting on a wall or the lawn, all of which are available through Henry Pride, Henry Repeating Arms’ eCommerce store. The We Proudly Stand plaque depicts a soldier standing to salute the flag of the United States, rendered in full red, white and blue color across the plaque. Beneath the flag is the underlined text, “We Proudly Stand.” The Patriotic Home Plaque shows a New Original Henry rifle with the message, “This House Believes in God, Country & Family.” It’s finished with a French Bronze color. The Second Amendment Plaque carries the message, “This House Is Protected By the 2nd Amendment,” in a black and gold finish. All three plaques are made of highly durable cast aluminum to withstand the elements outdoors or in.

    Henry firearms can be purchased from a licensed firearms dealer. Most dealers offer a discount off of the MSRP.

    For more information about the company and its products visit henryusa.com or call 866-200-2354.

    About Henry Repeating Arms

    Henry Repeating Arms is one of the leading firearms manufacturers in the country and the leading lever action manufacturer. Their company motto is ‘Made In America Or Not Made At All,’ and their products come with a lifetime guarantee backed by award-winning customer service. The original Henry rifle played a significant role in the frontier days of the American West and is one of the most legendary, respected and sought-after rifles in the history of firearms. The company’s manufacturing facilities are in Bayonne, NJ and Rice Lake, WI.

    SHOT Show 2018 – American Defense Innovations Stinger

    Monday, January 29th, 2018

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    This is the American Defense Innovations Stinger. One of the more unique products to be found at this year’s SHOT Show, the Stinger is a ‘Rapid Deployment Bayonet’. It is designed to mount to the underside of a forend via Picatinny rail, and features an aluminum housing which deploys a large pseudo spike-style bayonet. The mechanism works by depressing a recessed button on the underside of the housing and dragging it forward so the unit locks into place.

    The Stinger is expected to start shipping around April-May 2018, and is being distributed by Paper City Firearms.

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    SHOT Show 2018 – IWI TS12

    Saturday, January 27th, 2018

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    The TS12 is a semi-auto bullpup shotgun and the first shotgun in the Tavor family of weapons. Chambered for 12 gauge shotshells, the TS12 features a 15+1 capacity (12+1 with 3″ shells), and, in a design that is somewhat reminiscent of the SRM Arms Model 1216, feeds from a rotating drum of three 5-round magazine tubes that must be manually cycled as one tube is expended. Being a bullpup shotgun, despite its 28″ overall length, it manages to house an 18.5″ barrel. A monolithic Picatinny top rail allows for the attachment of iron sights and/or optics, while M-LOK slots on the 3 and 9 o’clock positions of the forend allow for the attachment of accessories.

    The TS12 features an ambidextrous design, with feed ramps placed on both the left and right of the weapon for loading shells into an empty mag tube, while the charging handle can be switched from the left to the right, with the use of a tool. A crossbolt safety is placed a bit above the pistol grip, which can also be reversed for left or right shooters, as can the ejection port.

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    We had a bit of time with the TS12 at Range Day, and it’s a weapon that takes some getting used to, due to its design being a bit unique. Loading the tubes is simple: you load the shells into a mag tube, then depress a lever within the trigger guard (opposite the trigger) to unlock the drum to switch to a new tube. A round is automatically chambered when a fresh tube is switched to the top position. A button to the rear of the feed ramp can be depressed to eject shells from the mag tube. It’s a fairly hefty weapon with a large rubber buttpad, so it it absorbs recoil pretty well, and its semi-auto operation means you can throw a wall of lead down range pretty quickly, especially when you get used to transitioning to a new tube, after a bit of practice.

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