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Sunday, February 11th, 2018

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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.”

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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.

www.papercityfirearms.com
americandefenseinnovations.com

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.

iwi.us

SHOT Show 2018 – ZRODelta Genesis Z9

Friday, January 26th, 2018

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The immediate thought when picking up the Genesis Z9 was “This looks and feels like an aluminum Gen 3 Glock.” Given the general look of the Z9, and the fact that there is a fair bit of parts compatibility with a stock Glock, it’s not an unfair assessment to make. However, given the wide degree of modularity the base frame offers, the Z9 is truly a pistol all its own.

Seen above is a near fully-stripped base module, which the rest of the pistol can be built around. Shooters can increase the length of the grip from carry to full, add a flared magwell, replace the back strap, and even replace the front strap to add or remove finger grooves.

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Additional modularity allows shooters to swap the dust cover between compact and full, or even a dust cover with an integrated compensator.

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ZRODelta is offering their own range of slides in carry, full, and long slide options. The optics cutout models can be paired with different mounting plates for a variety of common micro dots. Other Gen 3 slides, whether factory or aftermaket, are also compatible with the Z9.

zrodelta.com

SHOT Show 2018 – Mossberg 590M

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

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The 590M is a box magazine-fed variant of the 590 shotgun. All the standard features of the 590 shotgun are present with the 590M (dual extrators, ambi safety, heavy-walled barrel, etc.), however the magwell features stabilizing ribs that engage with the magazine when loaded to ensure solid lock-up. The magazines for the 590M are manufactured by Adaptive Tactical, and come in 5, 10, 15, and 20-round capacities. They are a double-stack design, with hardened steel feed lips, overmolded grips, a self-lubricating polymer body, and an ASTM-A-228 music wire magazine spring.

The Mossberg 590M will be offered in both a standard and tri-rail model, the later of which includes a heat shield and ghost ring sights. Both models will come with a single 10-round magazine, and are currently in production.

www.mossberg.com

SHOT Show 2018 – Franklin Armory Reformation

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

The wait is over, the mystery revealed on The Reformation, Franklin Armory’s ‘not-SBR’ that left everyone guessing.

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So, what allows it to defy NFA classification, despite its 11.5″ barrel and collapsible stock? It’s the barrel. Specifically, the Reformation line will feature Franklin’s NRS Barrel Technology. NRS, which stands for “Not a Rifle or Shotgun”, is a barrel with straight cut lands and grooves that retains a standard chamber. Because the barrel doesn’t impart spin on the projectile, the ATF decreed it doesn’t meet the definition of rifling, and as such the Reformation can’t be classified as a rifle or shotgun, short-barred or otherwise, only a ‘firearm’.

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What does this do to accuracy? Franklin claims to have tested 4 MOA accuracy with off-the-shelf ammo, but they’ve also developed fin and flare stabilized projectiles and ammo specifically for use with the Reformation, that offers near-MOA performance.

The initial Reformation firearms will be chambered in .300 BLK, with 5.56 to follow shortly after. Models without the BFSIII binary trigger will also be made available.

www.franklinarmory.com

SHOT Show Industry Day At The Range – Glock

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Glock had their new range of Gen 5 pistols out at range day, including the G19X, which is based on Glock’s entry for the US Army’s Modular Handgun System solicitation.

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Right off the bat, it’s fair to say that the G19X isn’t a true Gen 5 pistol. While it incorporates some of the Gen 5 changes, such as a dual finish slide, ambidextrous safety, and lack of finger grooves, in was developed specifically for the US Army’s solicitation. What this translates to, feature-wise, is:

A compact-size slide on a full-size frame
A removable lanyard loop
Tan-colored magazines
No front grip cutout

This lack of a cutout also means the new Gen 5 magazines are incompatible with the G19X, due to their larger floor plates, but older Gen magazines are good-to-go. Factory +2 floor plates also up the capacity to 19+1.

Elaborating on the aforementioned “dual finish slide”, much like the Gen 5 guns feature an nDLC finish, the G19X features an nPVD finish, with a color the rep was adamant should be referred to as ‘Coyote’; officially, it’s not Flat Dark Earth, Desert Tan, or any such variation, folks.

The trigger, noted in literature as featuring a smoother pull with a weight of 5.8 lbs., felt pretty similar to a standard Glock factory trigger, if a bit nicer. The factory night sights were clear and functional, and easy to point at the target. The full-size grip, derisive as it’s seen by some, felt good in the hand, with the lack of finger grooves contributing to the comfort.

us.glock.com

IWI US Introduces the TAVOR TS12, Their First Bullpup Shotgun

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

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Middletown, Pa. (January 2018) – IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., brings innovation to the tactical shotgun market with their first bullpup shotgun: the TAVOR® TS12. This 12 GA gas regulated, smoothbore semi-auto shotgun feeds from one of three magazine tubes, each capable of holding four three-inch shotgun shells or five two-inch shotgun shells, for a total potential magazine capacity of 15 +1 rounds. The TS12 can be fed and unloaded from either side and configured for either right or left side ejection or operation.

“The TAVOR TS12 is our first entry into the home defense shotgun market and we held off until we had something unique and desirable that held the same characteristic quality and performance of the entire TAVOR line,” Casey Flack, CEO of IWI US commented. “The TS12 is it; compact, easy to use and maintain, and with a large magazine capacity, it is ideal for home defense, as well as a sporting shotgun.”

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The TAVOR TS12 features a unique patented “Bullhead” bolt locking system, specific to the TS12. The 18.5-inch smoothbore barrel with a three-inch chamber is fed rounds through a tubular magazine system that automatically loads the next round when the tube is rotated in position. The muzzle threads are internal and compatible with Benelli®/Beretta choke tubes. One choke tube is included with the TAVOR TS12.

Compact in length at only 28.34-inches, the TS12 has a one-piece, full-length 1913 Picatinny top rail with M-LOK receptacles integral in each side of the forearm of the shotgun body, allowing multiple placement possibilities for the addition of accessories.
Available initially in a black finish, later versions will be offered in OD and FDE. The MSRP is $1399.00.

TAVOR® TS12 Specifications:

Gauge:
12GA/ 3″ chamber
Weight:
3.6 kg (mag empty) / 8 lbs.
Barrel Length:
47 cm / 18.5″
Overall Length:
720 cm (not including choke) / 28.34″
Height:
260 mm / 10.23″ (from pistol grip to top)
Magazine:
Tubular system, 15-rounds total capacity (five 2.75″ or four 3″)
Choke:
Internal muzzle threads / Benelli / Beretta Type (one choke included)
Picatinny Rail:
one-piece, full-length 1913 standard top rail
Safety:
cross bolt safety

To learn more about IWI US, please visit www.iwi.us.

GLOCK Expands the Fifth Generation Pistol Family

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018


SMYRNA, GA. – Jan 2, 2018 GLOCK, Inc., announces today the addition of the GLOCK 26 and the GLOCK 34 Modular Optic System (MOS) to the Generation 5 pistol family, bringing the number of 9×19 caliber pistols in the Gen5 family to four.

The G26 Gen5 and G34 Gen5 MOS continue the evolution of perfection with over twenty design changes to distinguish them from their Gen4 predecessors. Through rigorous testing and development, GLOCK has combined the historical reliability and trust in the brand with precisely-engineered design changes to meet the demand of consumers world-wide.

“The development of our Gen5 pistols was the result of the constant pursuit of perfection and a desire to meet the requests of the consumer market,” said GLOCK, Inc. VP Josh Dorsey. “We have combined the standards of high-level performance and reliability with distinctive design enhancements to improve durability, accuracy, and performance. The benefits enhance the shooter experience at the range and in high-stress situations where fractions of a second matter.”

Among the design enhancements are the GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB) which delivers increased accuracy with enhanced polygonal rifling and an improved barrel crown, no finger grooves, ambidextrous slide stop levers for better versatility and control, and an nDLC finish, which is a tougher and more durable finish that is exclusive to the GLOCK manufacturing process.
The G26 Gen5 and the G34 Gen5 MOS will be available on dealer shelves beginning January 22nd, 2018.

For more information about the new generation of GLOCK pistols, contact GLOCK, Inc., or go to us.glock.com.

V8 Merc’s Commie Tommie

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

6 different firearms. 9 different countries. One seriously cool custom gun. YouTuber V8 Merc created a 9mm rifle using an AK receiver, an SKS stock, a PPSH barrel shroud, a Saiga gas tube, a Yugo M76 bolt carrier, and Suomi KP/-31 drum mags (sadly limited to 10 rounds), plus some HK parts for the bolt assembly. It’s a dead ringer at 50 yards, and is one of the best-looking frankenguns I’ve personally seen.

You can check out V8 Merc’s channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCgV1vG5HgHRXTS49W1lHQgQ.

Tnarmsco – Ghost Gun Lower Is Back

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Tennessee Arms Company has reintroduced their ‘Ghost Gun’ translucent polymer AR-15 lower for sale. These were originally available a few years back, and by Tnarmsco’s own admission were intended more as a novelty for teaching or showcase use, due to the inherent weakness of the translucent polymer.

I managed to crack open my original ‘Ghost Gun’ lower due to complications from installing the bolt release detent. Difficulty with installing that component was a fairly common issue with this lower, gleamed from a cursory internet search.

This time, the lowers are being offered only as complete assemblies, as “…the assembly process is slightly different with this lower compared to [Tnarmsco’s] standard lower receivers.” Given my above experience, having it come as a complete ‘drop-in’ assembly is a welcome option. Prospective buyers have their choice of standard Black furniture, or Magpul MOE furniture in a selection of colors.

Again, this is essentially a novelty item, so if you want one recognize exactly what you’re getting. Tnarmsco doesn’t recommend the ‘Ghost Gun’ lower for heavy use. Although they have tested it with a multitude of cartridges, from .22 LR up to .50 Beowulf, with no reported issues, and Sons of Liberty Gun Works even ran one full-auto during a testing phase, it’s not a lower you should beat into the ground.

Due to the nature of its construction, Tnarmsco offers a 45 day warranty for the ‘Ghost Gun’ lower.

www.tnarmsco.com/ghost-gun-clear-complete-ar15-style-lower

One Million Sold And Counting – Henry Repeating Arms Reaches Historic Milestone – Serial Number One-Million

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Iconic firearms manufacturer announces the production of the one-millionth Henry Lever Action .22 rifle in its 20th Anniversary year

BAYONNE, NJ – December 18, 2017 – Henry Repeating Arms, one of the leading firearms manufacturers in the United States announced that it has manufactured the one-millionth Lever Action .22 rifle- known as the model H001. As with all Henry firearms and any product that bears the Henry name, it is made in America and sold in over 30 countries worldwide.

The first Henry Lever Action .22 rifles started shipping in March of 1997 from their original factory in Brooklyn, New York. The model was introduced with the corporate motto, “Made in America and Priced Right.” The company moved production in September of 2008 to their current 110,000 sq. ft. facility in Bayonne, New Jersey. Over the years, several variations of the H001 were added including a youth model, a carbine with a large loop lever, octagon barreled editions, and additional calibers in .22 Magnum and .17 HMR. More than 2 million H001 series rifles have sold counting these variations. They are popular among firearms enthusiasts, in particular squirrel and varmint hunters, farmers, rimfire target shooters and “plinkers.” After 2 decades it still remains an exceptional value for consumers.

Anthony Imperato, President and owner of Henry Repeating Arms reminisces, “When I attended the SHOT Show in 1996 I displayed the prototype H001 on top of an 8-foot folding table. We didn’t have a big budget booth and it was a no-frills affair. I had no idea that it would go on to be a top seller, a staple of the firearms industry. My goal was to deliver value, quality, a smooth reliable action and of course, made in America.”

“This is the rifle that put Henry Repeating Arms on the map, energized the lever action market and resurrected the Henry name,” Imperato continues. “Hitting the one-million milestone validates that we have done something right. I couldn’t be more humbled by the incredible response and support Henry has received over the past two decades. I remain forever grateful to our customers, distributors, dealers and our employees.”
Auction will benefit organizations that support conservation, hunting, firearms safety, shooting sports programs and the 2nd Amendment

Recognizing the significance of Henry Repeating Arms’ milestone, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association of the firearms industry, selected the one-millionth H001 as the 2018 SHOT Show auction rifle. The historic gun is being auctioned now by the Hunting Heritage Trust on GunBroker.com and will conclude on Friday, January 26, 2018, the final day of the 2018 SHOT Show. All proceeds from the auction will fund organizations that support the shooting sports, hunting, conservation, firearms safety, and those who defend the Second Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of firearms history. And we have decided to make this one-millionth H001 ever more special and unique,” added Imperato. “This is the first-ever H001 to feature a silver-finished receiver, which distinguishes the rifle, and beautifies the custom hand-engraved scroll patterns. The rich engraving is completed with inlaid 24-carat gold and is set off exquisitely by the exhibition grade American Walnut stock.” This unique rifle was hand engraved by the artisans at Baron Engraving of Trumbull, CT.

Henry Repeating Arms is aiming to surpass the SHOT Show auction record of $136,014. This one-of-one rifle is available for sale at a public auction on Gunbroker.com. The auction will conclude on January 26, 2018.

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

SIG Sauer – Chocolate MPX

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

As part of their ongoing Six Days Of SIG deal, SIG Sauer revealed a solid chocolate replica of the SIG MPX for sale on their webstore. To be specific, it’s 2 lbs. of milk chocolate, and SIG assures it’s 50 states legal, so if you’re in a restricted state, have at it.

www.sigsauer.com/store/mpx-chocolate-gun

Noveske Rifleworks Announces New Rifle Model And New Gen 4 Receiver Set

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

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GRANTS PASS, OREGON, NOVEMBER 21, 2017 — Noveske Rifleworks is proud to announce the Ghetto Blaster Rifle — the introductory rifle configuration on our new Gen 4 platform. This lightweight rifle (5.25lbs in the short configuration) features a customized version of our new Gen 4 receiver set, collapsible stock and Noveske Rail system (MLOK or Keymod option). Adapted to accept a collapsible stock, the receiver set also includes ambidextrous controls, flared mag well, and new geometry relative to our Gen 3 set. Additionally, the rifle features a Magpul grip, adjustable gas block, and Geissele SD-E trigger. We teamed up with Kevin Brittingham and his team at Q to incorporate the collapsible stock and BCG in this rifle.

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At launch, there will be three configurations available for pre-order:
7.94” 5.56 Stainless barrel, w/7” NHR
7.94” 300BLK Stainless barrel, w/7” NHR
16” 5.56 CHF barrel, w/15” NHR

Other configurations available in Q1 2018 include: Suppressed 300BLK Model (Ghetto Blaster NSD), as well as 10mm.

Pre-sale starts today!

noveske.com/ghettoblaster

Spike’s Tactical – ST Thumper

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Have you ever wanted the pleasure of owning an M79 40mm Grenade Launcher, but didn’t want to deal with all the hassle of actually trying to own an authentic model? Then you might want to take a look at Spike’s Tactical’s ST Thumper. Named after a popular slang name for the M79, the ST Thumper is a full-weighted replica, 9lbs of wood and steel, and chambered for 37mm flares, to avoid classification as a Destructive Device.

www.spikestactical.com/products/thumper?variant=2862994784279

Panacea X – The ‘Zombie X’ Chainsaw Bayonet

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

USA Today showed their ass again, this time with an infographic-style animation of the “Texas Church Gunman’s AR-15 Style Rifle”. Starting off with a “What we know about the Ruger AR-556”, as if they’re performing a revealing expose on previously unknown information (including music that sounds like the mission planning BGM of a Tom Clancy video game), they go over the basic features of the rifle, including its telescoping stock, standard-capacity magazine, and iron sights. It’s when they get into the list of aftermarket modifications, however, that the hilarity really starts to show:

Yup, a ‘Chainsaw bayonet’. Now, to their credit, they did say some of these accessories are “rare” (like that masterkey they also showed), but this? C’mon, could they be any more baity if they tried?*

Granted, the thing does exist: a company called Panacea X makes them, and to my discredit, there was one floating around SHOT Show, and I totally missed it while walking around. Anyway, dubbed the ‘Zombie X Chainsaw’, it’s a Picatinny-mountable chainsaw available in multiple color configurations. Each Zombie X is lovingly crafted right here in the USA, and features an aluminum grip, chassis, and rail mount, and can function as a standalone chainsaw when not mounted to a scary black rifle. Plus, it comes with the following accessories and goodies: battery, charger, t-shirt, bumper sticker, and free CONUS shipping.

www.panaceax.com/weaponized-chainsaw

*Of course, that’s really the goal, and I’m one of many, many people and outlets writing about it, so, mission accomplished!

IWI, An SK Group Member, Launches MASADA – A Striker-Based Line Of Pistols For Military, Law Enforcement, And Civilian Markets

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

The first model – the Full Size 9X19mm MASADA – will be exhibited at Defense & Security Thailand, Milipol (Paris) France, and Expodefensa Colombia with availability from Q1/18

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Ramat HaSharon, Israel, November 2nd. Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), an SK Group member – a leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for law enforcement agencies, governments, and armies around the world – is launching the MASADA line of Striker-based pistols for military, law enforcement, and civilian markets. The first model, the full size 9X19mm MASADA, will be exhibited at Defense and Security Thailand, Milipol (Paris) France, and Expodefensa Colombia.

According to Shlomi Sabag, IWI’s CEO, “We are proud to launch this new line of pistols – the MASADA – following a development process that took several years, based on requests from our customers. The new Striker-based line places special emphasis on operational safety and simplicity of maintenance, as well as a high level of ergonomics and ease of use. The pistol will be available to our customers from Q1/18.”

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The MASADA has several advanced safety mechanisms including a firing pin block safety, a clean and crisp trigger reset with a built-in trigger safety, and a fast, easy and safe takedown – with no need to pull the trigger. The pistol can be provided with or without manual safety. It has an easy racked slide with improved front and rear cocking serrations, enhanced ergonomics with the IWI grip angle, and a low barrel axis for reduced recoil. The body has a glass-reinforced polymer frame as well as a polygonal cold hammer forged barrel with a 1:10RH twist rate.

Additional features include fully ambidextrous operating controls and fixed 3-dot tritium illuminated Meprolight night sights. It offers 100% interchangeability with a compatible trigger mechanism housing, reducing maintenance and life cycle costs. The pistol has an overall length of 6.6″ (186.4mm) with a barrel length of 4.1″ (104mm), and with a trigger pull weighing 5.5-7.0 lbs. (2.5-3.175 kg), and a weight without the magazine of 22.9 ounces (650 g). The MASADA will be available in four colors: Sniper Gray, OD Green, Black, and Flat Dark Earth.

ABOUT IWI
Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), located in the center of Israel, is a world leader in small arms for over 80 years. IWI is a member of the SK Group, which comprises companies that develop and manufacture a wide array of defense products for governmental entities, armies, and law enforcement agencies around the world. IWI’s best-known products include the TAVOR, X95 (MICRO TAVOR), and GALIL ACE Assault Rifles, the GALIL Sniper Rifle, the DAN.338 Bolt Action Sniper Rifle, the NEGEV Light Machine Gun 5.56 & 7.62 mm, the legendary UZI SMG in its latest evolution – UZI PRO, and the JERICHO pistols – which have all been considered weapons of choice by military units and top law enforcement agencies around the world, and the new MASADA Stryker-based pistols. The company’s firearms are developed in close collaboration with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF): IWI and the IDF join forces in developing these weapons, whose final configurations are the product of ongoing interaction, field tests, and modifications, resulting from combat requirements and experience. All IWI weapon systems comply with the most stringent military standards (MIL-STD) and ISO 9000 standards. 

ABOUT SK GROUP
SK Group is a privately held technology and innovation holding company specializing in global frontline defense, and paramilitary solutions, marine infrastructures and property development. SK Group provides small arm systems, electro-optic and laser solutions, imaging systems, naval solutions and more. Drawing on Israel’s innovation and field-proven solutions, SK’s companies offer a powerful track record of technology, experience and excellence.

For more information on IWI, please visit: www.iwi.net. Further information about SK Group is available at www.sk-g.net.IWI

ZRODelta Announces The Release of DLOC-SS Bipod Assembly And Upgrade Kit

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Lubbock, TX — ZRODelta is pleased to announce the release and full production of the DLOC-SS Bipod Assembly and the DLOC-SS Upgrade Kit for Harris-S style bipods on the market. This new DLOC-SS Upgrade Kit gives millions of existing bipod owners a cost-effective way to add the quick-detach, panning and canting functionality of the complete DLOC-SS bipod assembly.

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The DLOC-SS Bipod Assembly comes complete with the heavy duty Aimtech Warhammer, 6-9” notch leg bipod and ready for immediate use. The DLOC-SS mounts use the patented DLOC QD mechanism which allows single hand manipulation for quick and robust mounting to any 1913 Picatinny rail segment. The DLOC-SS also includes panning and canting features, allowing users to effectively use their bipod on the uneven surfaces found in the field environment. The DLOC-SS makes smooth target transitions over a full field of fire on uneven terrain possible.

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The DLOC-SS Upgrade Kit replaces OEM mounting equipment for Harris-S style bipods. The DLOC-SS Upgrade Kit will give your Harris-S style bipod the same quick detach, panning, and canting functionality of the DLOC-SS Bipod Assembly. The DLOC-SS Upgrade Kit also includes the SARG Knob (Shooter Adjustable Rotary Grip), which gives the user the ability to easily adjust tension on the canting function of the bipod.

Features
• DLOC system utilizes multiple engagement points with three (3) recoil lugs
• Heavy duty springs for solid retention and one handed manipulation
• Assembly includes the heavy duty Aimtech Warhammer Bipod
• Mounts to any standard M1913 Picatinny rail
• Kit fits any standard Harris-S Style Bipod
• Kit adds QD, Panning, and Canting functionality to your Bipod
• Kit includes S.A.R.G Knob. (Shooter Adjustable Rotary Grip)
• Anodized anti-reflective coating standard

DLOC-SS Bipod Assembly MSRP $269.
DLOC-SS Upgrade Kit MSRP $189.

For more information or to purchase, please visit ZRODelta.com

TNW Firearms Introduces Homebuilder Kit With An ATF Approved 80% Receiver For The Aero Survival Rifle And Pistol

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Vernonia, OR – TNW Firearms, a market leading designer and manufacturer of modern and historical firearms, has introduced their Aero Survival Rifle and Aero Survival Pistol in a Homebuilders Kit. Like all Aero Survival firearms, the completed kit is a takedown firearm for the ultimate in portability, making it the ideal emergency survival gun for outdoor enthusiasts, ranchers, pilots or anyone who needs a portable, rugged and reliable semi-automatic firearm. The Aero Survival Homebuilders Kit is perfect for any firearms enthusiast who wants the satisfaction of legally building their own firearm for personal use.

The Homebuilders Kit comes with an ATF approved 80% upper receiver tube that needs to be completed, but all of the other included parts are finished and ready for assembly. Detailed drawings and instructions to finish the 80% receiver tube and an exploded view of all the parts need to assemble the lower are included. The Rifle Homebuilders kit includes a 16.25″ barrel, The Pistol Homebuilders kit comes standard with an 8″ barrel. A 10.25″ pistol barrel is available upon request. The Aero Survival Rifle accepts standard AR15 butt stocks, buffer tubes and pistol grips which are sold separately. The TNW Handguard and handguard adapter are also sold separately.

Similar in appearance and manual-of-arms as an AR pattern rifle or pistol, the Aero Survival Firearm is an original design engineered to be more compact than similar AR based designs. Portable, lightweight, easy to carry and rapid firing, this take-down rifle or pistol uses Glock pattern magazines (Remington 597 for the 22LR). Blowback operated for simplicity and reliability, both the upper and lower receiver are machined from 6061-T6 aluminum. One 10rd magazine is included.

Centerfire Aero Survival Homebuilders Kits are available is in 9mm Luger, .357Sig, .40S&W, 45ACP and even the powerful 10mm, all using Glock pattern magazines. Rimfire versions also available in 22lr and 22WMR and use Remington 597 magazines. The removable barrel and easily convertible caliber changes allow the shooter to switch between similar cartridges with nothing more than the change of a barrel and bolt assembly.

Now available with an MSRP of $375, the new Aero Survival Hombuilders Kit gives firearms enthusiasts an easy to complete pistol caliber carbine or handgun perfect for casual shooting, hunting or emergency situations.

You can find the print needed to see what needs to be finished on the receiver here.
An instructional video is available here.
You can find the ATF Approval letter here.

Barrel length: US 8” for pistols, 16.25” for rifles

Breakdown dimensions with barrel removed: US 18.5” (for rifles depending on which customer supplied stock is used)

Centerfire Cartridges: 9mm, .357Sig, .40S&W, 10mm, .45ACP

Rimfire Cartridges: 22LR, 22WMR

Magazine configuration: Centerfire – Glock pattern, Rimfire-Remington 597

Left or right handed ejection

Coating: None

Action: Semi-automatic, direct blow back

Safety: Sliding safety and integrated child trigger lock

SENTRY Products Group Announces The Acquisition Of Hexmag

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Virginia Beach, Va. (October 2017) – SENTRY Products Group, an industry leader in the Military, Law Enforcement and Outdoor equipment, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Hexmag™, innovators of AR-15/AR-10 magazines and accessories.

When Hexmag was founded, it introduced lightweight magazines for the AR-15/AR-10 platforms.

“We set out to make the most durable, versatile and aesthetic magazine on the market,” stated Aaron Schefter, founder of Hexmag. He continued, “With great acceptance and a strong end user following, the company rapidly expanded and SENTRY was the logical partner to continue the product development. When the SENTRY crew were executives at BLACKHAWK!®, they really loved and understood product development and manufacturing and that is what I want for the future of Hexmag’s products.”

Built in the USA and backed with a lifetime warranty, Hexmag’s products are manufactured using a proprietary fiber-reinforced polymer, PolyHex2, resulting in a lighter and more durable magazine. The patented hexagonal surface provides superior grip and ease of handling. Hexmag’s HexID Color Identification System allows end users to quickly personalize magazines to identify different ammunition calibers. Product line extensions include grips, rail covers and grip tape allowing end users to further customize their gear.

“We are proud to add Hexmag products to our company offerings; their innovative approach to product design and marketing fits well and extends our presence in the Military, Law Enforcement, Tactical and OEM markets,” said Terry Naughton, President of SENTRY Products Group. He continued, “This addition creates new US based jobs as manufacturing and distribution moves to SENTRY’s Boise, Idaho facility and core business functions move to the Virginia Beach, Virginia U.S.A. headquarters.”

“The acquisition of Hexmag fits perfectly with SENTRY’s short, medium and long-term vision of both organic growth, as well as growth through acquisition,” said Mike Noell, CEO of SENTRY. “Hexmag was an easy plugin to our accessories business and gives SENTRY additional product categories, sales channels, new distribution partners and an entrance into the high-tech injection molded product arena. We are now focused on operational excellence, great products and awesome service. Thank you for your trust and business, we look forward to serving you!”

If you are interested in becoming a Distributor, Dealer, OEM Customer, Manufacturers Rep or to request an appointment to preview our product line at the 2017 NASGW Expo and Annual Meeting (booth #601), please contact us at (877) 726-7328.

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Rosco Manufacturing’s New 9mm Barrels Focus On Defensive And Competitive Shooting Needs

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

October 18th, 2017: Rosco Manufacturing, a proud American manufacturer of high quality gun barrels, is proud to announce the launch of their new 9mm Bloodline AR platform barrels. The barrels are a product line extension to the hard use Bloodline series that Rosco just recently introduced.

The new 9mm barrels were designed with the current end users’ needs in mind. The 9mm AR has recently been forced to evolve to meet present needs of size constraints, heavier self-defense ammunition, and suppressor use. The new-found resurgence in the 9mm AR platform has become so popular that the USPSA has even opened a Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC) division. That is why Rosco carefully planned out the specs of these barrels to meet these needs head on.

Rosco, while listening to the voice of their consumer recently unveiled the 9mm barrels in 5.5”, 7.5”, and 14.5” lengths. Size was an important topic to cover for folks that want to build a smaller platform for self-defense or to be used primarily with a suppressor (and keep the overall size to a minimum). The PCC friendly barrels feature a perfect length to weight ratio for the competitive shooter to have the extra edge. The barrels also feature a 1/10 twist to help support heavier defense and subsonic loads (while still working perfectly with standard ammo).

“We are fortunate to have great customers that tell us what they would like to see. It is our job not only to listen, but to create an everlasting product for them to enjoy”– Gabriel Cabrera, Marketing & Sales Director for Rosco Manufacturing.

All Rosco 9mm barrels feature a 4150 CMV steel blank which is then rifled using our proprietary “Rifling and Polishing method” which produces a lapped smooth surface before final Salt Bath Nitride treatment is applied. All barrels are also Air Gauged (Chamber, Bore & Groove) and checked for other multiple points of failure in our in-house QC department before they are shipped out to the consumer. Barrels come in 5.5”, 7.5”, and 14.5” lengths while featuring a 1/10 RH twist. MSRP starts at $105 and is immediately available for purchase at www.RoscoManufacturing.com.

To see the Rosco Bloodline series barrels in action click here: Rosco videos For more information on Rosco Manufacturing and their products go to www.RoscoManufacturing.com.