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Radical Firearms to Supply Brazil’s Police and Security Forces

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

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Photos by Paolo Bedran and PPCE

Radical Firearms supplies RF-15 rifles to law enforcement in Brazil – PPCE – Polícia Civil do Estado do Ceará (1)

Radical Firearms is proud to share its recent partnership with local law enforcement in Brazil. Just a few days ago Radical Firearms completed delivery of 150 RF-15 rifles to the PPCE (Polícia Civil do Estado do Ceará, or Ceará State Civil Police).

Ceará is but one of 13 Brazilian states who have chosen Radical Firearms for their security forces.

The selection of the RF-15 was completed after an extensive evaluation process. Included in that was a visit to the Radical Firearms facility by a team from C.O.R.E. (Coordenadoria de Recursos Especiais, the civil police tactical unit of Rio de Janeiro) and members of the Brazilian government. This particular model of RF-15 were built with a specialty maritime coating to deal with humidity and other unique conditions of the PPCE’s operational area.

Radical Firearms supplies RF-15 rifles to law enforcement in Brazil – PPCE – Polícia Civil do Estado do Ceará (1)

These RF-15s were part of a larger order of imported weapons for Brazilian agency, which also included a large number of .40 S&W SIG SAUER P320s and five Armalite AR-10 SuperSASS rifles. Although this initial import was to equip PPCE agents only, additional weapons will be imported by the end of the year for other agencies, including the PPCE’s military counterpart, the PMCE (Policia Militar do Ceara Policia Militar do Brasil). Unlike PPCE agents, PMCE personnel do not conduct traditional criminal investigations, but rather work special emphasis operations to deter violent crime. Other Brazilian agencies, including PCES PMES (Polícia Militar and Polícia Civil do Estado do Espírito Santo) are also in the process of upgrading their weapons and equipment.

Historically, Brazilian agencies have been required to source firearms from such local manufacturers as IMBEL and Taurus, but that is slowly changing. In fact, as TFB’s Ronaldo Olive reports, Brazil’s Departamento de Polícia Federal (Federal Police Department) and the Polícia Rodoviaria Federal (Federal Highway Police) have both been equipped with foreign-built weapons.

Radical Firearms supplies RF-15 rifles to law enforcement in Brazil – PPCE – Polícia Civil do Estado do Ceará (1)

The RF-15 is a 5.56mm rifle with 1 in 7″ Twist 16 in. 4140V Chromoly Melonite Coated barrel. It features M4 feed ramps, 1/2×28 thread pitch, a low profile micro gas block system, and fore end quad Pic Rails. Options for bolt carrier group, charging handle, and rail furniture are available.

Radical Firearms supplies RF-15 rifles to law enforcement in Brazil – PPCE – Polícia Civil do Estado do Ceará (1)

Ceará is one of 27 states in Brazil, and is the 8th largest, with a population of some nine million people (about the same as Virginia). It covers a geographic area somewhere between that of Minnesota and Michigan. It’s capital, Fortaleza, is the fourth most populous city in Brazil, is a major ocean port and a significant tourist destination. The crime rate there is very high, and like many urban areas suffers from the violent activities of organized gangs (such as the Comando Vermelho and Guardiões do Estado). It has recently significantly increased its available manpower.
www.radicalfirearms.com

Rare Breed Firearms – ‘The Spartan’ AR-15 Lower Receiver

Monday, August 13th, 2018

For those who like their AR-15s with a bit more of that Molon Labe-aesthetic, you may want to take a look at Rare Breed Firearms’ Spartan billet lower receiver. This intricate AR-15 receiver features, most notably, a magwell modeled after a Spartan Hoplite helmet. A cerakoted model with bronze accents is also available, along with a complete distressed upper/lower receiver set, and even a complete rifle or pistol. The Spartan is exclusively distributed by Spike’s Tactical.

www.rarebreedfirearms.com/collections/spartan

ETS Group Releases MP5 9mm Clear Polymer Magazines

Friday, July 27th, 2018

For Immediate Release:

July 25, 2016: The ETS Group is proud to announce the release of their new line of made in the USA, H&K® MP5 9mm clear polymer magazines. Starting at $39.99, there are four models available:

HKMP5-10 10 Rounds $39.99
HKMP5-20 20 Rounds $39.99
HKMP5-30 30 Rounds $39.99
HKMP5-40 40 Rounds $44.99

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Compatible with all MP5 Style 9mm firearms such as HK MP5, MP5K, HK94, SP89, SP5K, Zenith, MKE, Omega, POF, HK Contract MP5 9mm Variants, MP5 style SW5, BW5, CA94, D54, V94, clones or other custom builds.

The ETS Group MP5 clear polymer magazines are optimized to run hollow points and provide the same reliability you’ve come to expect from standard H&K® magazines. Their translucent body structure allows you to easily see your ammo count and type, while its durable construction features extreme impact-resistance so they won’t crack when dropped and the feed lips won’t spread when fully loaded and stored. Furthermore, the ETS Group offers a lifetime warranty on all magazines!

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Features

  • Optimized to run hollow points
  • Same reliability you’ve come to expect from H&K® magazines
  • Translucent body—allowing you to see your ammo count and type
  • Extreme impact resistance—won’t crack or break when dropped
  • Very resistant to harsh chemicals
  • Superior heat, cold and UV resistance—won’t become brittle over time, even when exposed to harsh environments or extreme cold
  • Creep resistant—the feedlips and body won’t spread when being stored long term, even when fully loaded
  • Far lighter than steel magazines
  • Fits standard MP5 mag pouches and couplers
  • Lifetime Warranty
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    To see ETS’s full line of MP5 magazines, visit www.etsgroup.us.

    Praetorian Ventures – Rick’s Mace Replica *Pre-Order*

    Thursday, July 26th, 2018

    Veteran-owned Praetorian Ventures is currently offering pre-order sales for a replica of Rick Grimes’ mace, as seen from set photos of the upcoming 9th season of The Walking Dead. This mace is 36″ long, with a body made of wood, a steel cap with 12 forged steel pyramids, and a custom leather wrap. Additionally, customers can select a grip color from the following options: Black, White, Red, or Zombie Green, and the mace also comes with a full-length leather scabbard.

    Those interested in the cosplay aspect of such an item should take note: Praetorian Ventures claims this replica is designed as a “savage functioning replica and is not a toy.” However, they will be offering a cosplay-friendly version in September.

    praetorianventures.com/product/ricks-mace-pre-order

    CMMG Releases The Mk57 GUARD Chambered In FN 5.7×28

    Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

    Boonville, MO (7-24-18) – CMMG has announced the release of a new line of AR pistols and short-barreled rifles (SBR’s) chambered in FN 5.7x28mm. Available in 5-inch barreled BANSHEE and 8-inch barreled PSB configurations, each model in the new Mk57 GUARD line is fed from FN 5.7 pistol magazines and uses CMMG’s patent-pending Radial Delayed Blowback operating system.

    “The 5.7 is an intriguing round that is perhaps best known for its relatively lightweight bullet design and impressive velocities. From an engineering perspective, we were excited to pair the 5.7 with our Radial Delayed Blowback system. I think it’s safe to say that this combination makes the Mk57 one of the lightest recoiling pistol caliber carbines on the market,” said Chris Reinkemeyer, CEO of CMMG.

    At the heart of the Mk57 is CMMG’s Radial Delayed Blowback operating system designed to minimize felt recoil. It features rotating bolt that requires the recoil impulse of a round being fired in order to unlock. As each round is fired, a portion of the rearward force is exhausted in unlocking this bolt prior to driving the carrier rearward and cycling the action. With less rearward force to compensate for, CMMG is able to use a lighter carrier and buffer than a standard blowback design would allow, thus reducing the overall reciprocating mass.

    CMMG will also offer a separate lightweight buffer for use with subsonic ammunition. To overcome the reduced backpressure with subsonic loads, the lightweight buffer can help ensure that the bolt locks back after firing the last round.

    The FN 5.7×28 was designed and introduced by FN Herstal with the intention of replacing the 9mm for military and law enforcement usage. While the caliber has been adopted by several agencies throughout the world, its real success came with its entry into the civilian market in the early 2000’s.

    Mk57 BANSHEE

    The BANSHEE in 5.7×28 has a 5-inch barrel and comes as either an SBR or an AR pistol. The SBR version is sold with Magpul Moe vertical foregrip and features CMMG’s new RipStock. The Ripstock allows users to quickly deploy the stock to an extended position without having to actuate a release lever. It also has five set-screw positions that allow users to customize the length of extension to the best fit. The AR pistol versions come with a Gear Head Works Tailhook Mod2 brace that allows users to easily extend/collapse the brace with the press of a button.

    Distinguishing features of the BANSHEE also include the addition of CMMG’s new ambidextrous charging handle and RML4 M-LOK hand guard. A CMMG Premier Cerakote finish (11 different colors to choose from) is included standard with each BANSHEE. It ships with one 20-round ProMag magazine and is compatible with FN Five-SeveN pistol magazines.

    Mk57 BANSHEE 5.7x28mm SBR

    BARREL: 5″ MT 4140CM SBN, 1:9 Twist
    MUZZLE: Thread Protector, Threaded ½-28
    BCG WEIGHT: 9.9 oz.
    HAND GUARD: CMMG RML4
    FURNITURE: Magpul MOE Pistol Grip, Compact Receiver Extension, CMMG RipStock, Magpul MVG Foregrip, Fully Ambidextrous Sling Plate, Selector, and Charging Handle
    RECEIVERS: Billet 7075-T6 AL Lower, Forged 7075-T6 AL Upper
    TRIGGER: CMMG Single Stage Mil-Spec
    MAGAZINE: 20-round ProMag
    WEIGHT: 4.6 lbs (Unloaded)
    LENGTH: 21.75″ (STOCK EXTENDED) 18.5″ (STOCK COLLAPSED)
    MSRP: $1,549.95

    Mk57 BANSHEE 5.7x28mm Pistol

    BARREL: 5″ MT 4140CM SBN, 1:9 Twist
    MUZZLE: Thread Protector, Threaded ½-28
    BCG WEIGHT: 9.9 oz.
    HAND GUARD: CMMG RML4
    FURNITURE: Magpul MOE Pistol Grip, Gear Head Works Tailhook Mod 2 Brace, Fully Ambidextrous Sling Plate, Selector, and Charging Handle
    RECEIVERS: Billet 7075-T6 AL Lower, Forged 7075-T6 AL Upper
    TRIGGER: CMMG Single Stage Mil-Spec
    MAGAZINE: 20-round ProMag
    WEIGHT: 4.7 lbs (Unloaded)
    LENGTH: 21.75″ (STOCK EXTENDED) 18.5″ (STOCK COLLAPSED)
    MSRP: $1,549.95

    Mk57 5.7x28mm PSB

    The Mk57 PSB Pistol includes an 8-inch barrel and a KAK Shockwave Brace. It also sports a CMMG RML7 M-LOK hand guard and CMMG A2 Compensator. It ships with one 20-round ProMag magazine and is compatible with FN Five-SeveN pistol magazines.

    Mk57 PSB 5.7x28mm Pistol
    BARREL: 8″ MT 4140CM SBN, 1:9 Twist
    MUZZLE: CMMG A2 Compensator, Threaded ½-28
    BCG WEIGHT: 9.9 oz.
    HAND GUARD: CMMG RML7
    FURNITURE: Magpul MOE Pistol Grip, KAK Shockwave Stabilizer and Brace
    RECEIVERS: Billet 7075-T6 AL Lower, Forged 7075-T6 AL Upper
    TRIGGER: CMMG Single Stage Mil-Spec
    MAGAZINE: 20-round ProMag
    WEIGHT: 5 lbs (Unloaded)
    LENGTH: 25″
    MSRP: $1,399.95

    Mk57 5.7x28mm Pistol

    The Mk57 Pistol includes an 8-inch barrel and sports a CMMG RML7 M-LOK hand guard and CMMG A2 Compensator. It ships with one 20-round ProMag magazine and is compatible with FN Five-SeveN pistol magazines.

    Mk57 PSB 5.7x28mm Pistol
    BARREL: 8″ MT 4140CM SBN, 1:9 Twist
    MUZZLE: CMMG A2 Compensator, Threaded ½-28
    BCG WEIGHT: 9.9 oz.
    HAND GUARD: CMMG RML7
    FURNITURE: Magpul MOE Pistol Grip
    RECEIVERS: Billet 7075-T6 AL Lower, Forged 7075-T6 AL Upper
    TRIGGER: CMMG Single Stage Mil-Spec
    MAGAZINE: 20-round ProMag
    WEIGHT: 5 lbs (Unloaded)
    LENGTH: 25″
    MSRP: $1,349.95

    PSA – Poop Flinging Gremlins AR-15 Lower Receiver

    Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

    About a decade couple months ago, an irate Arfcom poster made their displeasure with Palmetto State Armory’s business practices known through a series of posts in a thread, the high of which was reached when said poster used the phrase “poop flinging gremlins”, leveled presumably at a number of other posters in the thread.

    PSA decided to roll with the phrase, and later came out with a lower inspired by that post. It features Spike from Gremlins, poo in hand, engraved on the magwell, and selector switch markings labeled: ‘No Poop’, ‘Poop’, and ‘Fling Poop’. Plus, the S/N is prefaced with the letters POOP.

    This lower is currently available for purchase from PSA (in-stock at the time of writing), and is sure to go fairly quick, so get one for yourself while you can.

    palmettostatearmory.com/psa-ar-15-stripped-poop-flinging-gremlin-lower-receiver

    Edit: As pointed out by reader comment, the “poop flinging gremlins” comment wasn’t made over a decade ago, but rather this past May. The poster’s join date was confused for the post date, hence the mistake. The article above has been corrected to reflect this information.

    Panacea X – ‘Killsaw’ Chainsaw Bayonet

    Sunday, July 15th, 2018

    Panacea X’s Chainsaw Baoynet is now available in its second iteration, the ‘Killsaw’. What makes it different from the original release? The inclusion of a stock-mounted battery pack, which is good for about 20 minutes of continuous use on a full charge.

    This battery pack also functions as a handy counterweight when the Killsaw is mounted to a rifle, although the saw can also be used as a handheld, stand-alone unit.

    https://www.panaceax.com/weaponized-chainsaw/mounted

    Magpul – Rifleman Loop Sling

    Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

    Posting more for the video than the product, but it does look like a pretty good sling.

    The new Magpul Rifleman Loop Sling: Combining the best features of Rhodesian and 1907 match-style slings, the RLS was created with Magpul’s famous proprietary nylon mesh webbing and high-strength polymer hardware all for $19.95.

    www.magpul.com/products/magpul-rls-sling

    The Forged Upper Conversion Kit: Cobalt Kinetics’ 50 State Solution for the AR-15 Platform

    Sunday, July 8th, 2018

    Washington Utah, July 5, 2018: Cobalt Kinetics Forged Upper Conversion Kit

    In March 2018 Cobalt debuted the model 27 rifle. This offering departed from the company’s long-established BAMF platform in that the lower half was designed to have the feel of a more traditional rifle , and ended up being “compliant” (aka featureless) in restrictive markets like California. The lower receiver of the 27 does indeed mate up with Cobalt’s own AR-15 patterned upper but its cross-platform universality ended there. The grip and stock interface and even the trigger shelf were altered to meet regulations that define and subsequently prohibit a gun based on the geometry of the grip and stock. The receiver extension bears the cheek rest while the aggressively swept grip organically morphs into a stock. It’s made entirely of machined aluminum. It’s a beautiful thing- evidence of the skill and nuance appreciated by the talented artists, engineers and machinists at Cobalt Kinetics.
    Now, as far as they dared depart from the norm with the release of the 27, this most recent rumbling from Cobalt would seem to deviate even further from their established traditions- the hand crafted individually fit rifles for which the company is known. This strategic pivot in product offering manages to connect the universal legality and utility of the 27 to the masses of AR-15 owners living under the shadow of anti-gun legislation. It’s called the Forged Upper Conversion Kit, and it presents as an empty lower half- complete with grip and stock and receiver extension and cheek rest- that has been redesigned (from Cobalt’s own signature aesthetic) to mate seamlessly with most all off-the-shelf AR patterned upper receivers. Like all of Cobalt’s wares, the Forged Upper Conversion Kit is still hewn from a solid block of 7075 T651 certified aluminum alloy, but machined to a contour that will indeed mate and function with nearly every AR-15 upper out there.
    The Forged Upper Conversion Kit hits the market as a stripped lower- includes only the assembly hardware for the 13 stock components, buffer retainer, bolt catch screw, trigger guard and a couple of non-typical springs (selector and takedown detent). The rest is up to the builder. Cobalt Kinetics assures a 99% cross-brand compatibility as it applies to uppers, triggers, magazine catches and takedown hardware.

    Skylar Stewart, Vice President of Cobalt Kinetics added:
    “We have always heard the needs of our dealers and clients…More restrictive states (especially California) have been looking for a legal solution to a complicated and ever-changing legislative environment. We are proud of the Forged Upper Conversion Kit and we believe it’s the best way to maintain as much functionality as possible with the AR platform. It can be configured to be legal in all 50 states. The only non-standard parts this platform uses are included in the kit. California is a large and rich gun market that just suffered the enactment of the most sweeping anti-gun legislation since their 1999 assault weapon ban. If you look at the Forged Upper Conversion Kit, it’s apparent that it’s very labor intensive. It’s not an easy thing to produce at Cobalt’s level of quality. This kit is not about supporting our financial bottom line. We want to make this kit accessible to as many people as possible to make a real difference. It’s ridiculous for responsible gun owners to be turned into criminals overnight by misguided laws. At this moment we’re hoping to help support and maintain the shooting culture in our country.”

    The Forged Upper Conversion Kit is being released in the “stripped” state at an Introductory MSRP of $699. It’s promised to be available for looks, feels, and buys at Cobalt’s dealers by mid-July. Standard catalog colors are Black, Stainless, Cobalt Kinetics Green, FDE, Gray and Cobalt (gunmetal gray). Contact Cobalt Kinetics for details, restrictions, and special order options.

    www.cobaltkinetics.com/product/forged-upper-conversion-kit

    Soda Can AR Lower Receiver

    Friday, July 6th, 2018

    Machining an 80% AR receiver can be a fairly involved process, depending on your own availability of tools and machining experience. YouTuber GunCraft101 took making an AR lower more than a bit further, and sand cast and machined his own receiver, in the process using over 200 aluminum beverage cans. Noting that aluminum cans are typically a blend of magnesium and aluminum, with other trace metals, various industrial chemicals and additives, and a different grade of aluminum than those used for typical AR receivers, this is best observed as a curiosity rather than emulated. All the same, it really shows that a bit of technical know how, experimentation, and effort can combine to form some pretty cool results.

    Black Aces Tactical announces a new Semiautomatic Shockwave

    Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

    Black Aces Tactical (BAT), an American manufacturer best known for its patented custom shotguns, is excited to announce the release of the company’s new Semiautomatic Shockwave and Peacekeeper shotguns.

    Said Lemoine, “The Shockwave platform has been nothing short of a phenomenon. We have always felt, and more importantly the customers have always felt, that a semiautomatic version is inevitable. The brass ring has always been a semiautomatic 12 gauge platform in the most compact package possible. We feel that we have created an incredible weapon here.”.

    At $949 retail – a shooter has choices. Both the Semiautomatic Shockwave and Peacekeeper Pistol Grip versions can be had in 18.5 6+1 trim as well as the uber cool 12.5” 4+1 SBS trim. For a few dollars more, Black Aces Tactical will install a 6 position folding stock.

    “For as long as we can remember, the gun industry has been playing follow the leader. Our goal is to give the customer something that other manufacturers won’t.”.

    Both the Shockwave Semiautomatic and Peacekeeper Pistol Grip models feature a number of innovations.

    First and most obvious, the recoil assembly must be relocated and old recoil tube modified to accept the grip. Next the gas ports are tuned to operate both low and high brass. Finally the trigger is addressed in order to facilitate fast feeding. “Being that we use a Remington 1100 base, we have identified addressed a number of weak points.”, said Lemoine.

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

    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/

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    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.”

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    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.