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

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, August 5th, 2019

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

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

 Pro Series M and M Pump Specs are:

·              12 Gauge magazine fed shotgun

·              6061 T6 Aluminum Receiver

·              18.5″ and 24” Barrel Options

·              Uses Benelli style chokes

·              Choice of Black Synthetic or Walnut Furniture

·              Front blade sight with white dot

·              5 round magazine included

·              Extremely Smooth Action

·              Ambidextrous Oversized Smooth Charge handle (Semiautomatic)

·              AR Style Safety

·              Accepts 2 ¾ and 3” shells

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

Unboxing Video

590M vs Pro Series M Shootout Video

Shotgun Nation Video

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

Adam Savage’s Zorg Industries ZF-2

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

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

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

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

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

Polymer80 – Complete Builder Tool Set

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

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

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

You Can Own Burt Reynolds’ Carry Revolver!

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

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

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

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

Monday, July 15th, 2019

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

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

Shell Shock Technologies Signs Don Aman as Newest Sponsored Shooter

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

About Shell Shock Technologies NAS3 Cases:

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

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

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

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

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

Guns Lots Of Guns

Monday, July 8th, 2019

‘Guns Lots Of Guns’ is a project by artist/illustrator Dan Fontana “celebrating the most unique and fearsome weapons from sci-fi, movies and video games.” The official website for the project shows off two upcoming posters detailing weapons from various fictional universes. The posters will be Giclee printed using ultrachrome inks on hahnemuhle 308 GSM archival paper. Now, the nuances of those details go way above my head, but you can easily assume these are intended to be some real high-quality prints.

www.gunslotsofguns.art

You can also check out Dan’s Instagram to see individual pieces of some of the weapons to be featured in the posters, including the Zorg Industries ZF-1, the M-27 Phased Plasma Pulse Rifle from Terminator, the Coreburner from Escape from L.A., and plenty more.

www.instagram.com/danfontanastudio

SIG SAUER Introduces Ground-Breaking Innovation with the SIG SAUER P320 XFIVE Legion

Monday, July 1st, 2019

NEWINGTON, N.H., (July 1, 2019) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to introduce ground-breaking innovation to the P320 pistol, and the expansion of the SIG SAUER Legion Series of pistols with the SIG SAUER P320 XFIVE Legion. The pistol features the exclusive TXG grip module developed by SIG SAUER engineers with a patent-pending process by infusing tungsten into the polymer material providing the weight of steel with the flex of polymer. Additionally, this is the first striker-fired pistol to be introduced to the Legion Series of pistols.

“We are really excited about the introduction of the SIG SAUER P320 XFIVE Legion to the market because it embodies the forward-thinking SIG SAUER mindset when it comes to product development,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “The P320 XFIVE Legion is defining innovation and changing the game for competition pistols, and it’s these exclusive features that are designed to enhance the shooting experience that our Legion members have come to expect from us. The grip module is heavier, substantially reducing felt recoil and muzzle flip, and the newly developed trigger reduces pull weight by up to 30% for a crisp, fast shooting experience – and that’s just the start.”

The SIG SAUER P320 XFIVE is a 9mm striker-fired pistol, with the TXG tungsten infused heavy XGrip module, a Legion Gray PVD Slide with lightening cuts, 5” match grade bull barrel, and a lightened and skeletonized trigger. The recoil assembly of the P320 XFIVE Legion has been upgraded to include a one-piece stainless steel guide rod and a 14lb. 1911-style spring, plus an extra 12lb. spring, allowing the end user to easily adjust the recoil spring for a customized shooting experience. The pistol comes optic ready and is compatible with a SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO1PRO Optic or a standard DeltaPoint Pro Optic, features Dawson Precision® Fiber Optic front and adjustable rear sights, and comes with three 17-round magazines with anodized aluminum Henning Group base pads.

The Legion Series pistols are an exclusive product line developed by SIG SAUER based on input from elite shooting professionals, and designed to exceed the expectations of the serious shooter. The SIG SAUER Legion is an exclusive members-only access program available to owners of the SIG SAUER Legion Series of firearms. Upon registration of any Legion Series firearm, members receive a complimentary case, a challenge coin matched to the firearm, exclusive access to Legion gear and merchandise, and receive exclusive communications from SIG SAUER and the Legion.

To learn more about the SIG SAUER P320 XFIVE Legion, watch Pistol Product Manager Phil Strader explain the innovative features of this pistol.

The P320 XFIVE Specs:

Total length: 8.5”

Barrel length: 5”

Weight (incl. magazine): 43.5 oz.

Height: 5.8”

Width: 1.6”

Sight Radius: 6.8:

The SIG SAUER P320 XFIVE pistol is now shipping.

D Day Commemorative Combat Shotgun

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

MKS Supply, LLC, Dayton OH, July 2019 – The exclusive marketer for Inland Manufacturing is proud to offer a special limited edition Ithaca Model 37 combat shotgun to commemorate and honor the 75 Anniversary of the D Day landings.

Only 100 of this this limited edition Ithaca Model 37 will be made. Each shotgun comes with a certificate of authenticity denoting the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings with the shotgun’s serial number imprinted on the certificate. A tasteful D Day commemorative cartouche is imprinted on the right side of the stock. Additionally, the company has authorized a special suggested retail price for these select 100 guns of only $1,049.

Manufactured by Ithaca in a joint and exclusive effort with Inland Manufacturing, this Ithaca Model 37 “trench gun” is faithful to the lethal original from its bead sight, Parkerized finish, oiled wood stock, ventilated hand guard to its robust lug for the long 1917 bayonet (not included).

The receiver is CNC-machined from a solid block of steel and features the same military markings as the original. Also like the original, it loads and ejects through the bottom of the receiver.

For those who want an authentically reproduced very limited edition combat shotgun with D Day commemorative cartouche and certificate of authenticity, this special priced Ithaca Model 37 is a great choice.

Specifications:

  • Caliber: 12 gauge (23/4 and 3-inch)
  • Weight: 6.7 pounds
  • Barrel: 20 inches
  • Finish: Parkerized
  • Overall length: 38.5 inches
  • Stock: American Walnut (oil finished) with special D Day Anniversary cartouche.
  • Capacity: 4+1 rounds (4 in magazine, one in chamber)
  • Sight: Brass bead front
  • 100 percent all American made
  • MSRP: $1,049 special D Day commemorative price
  • Editorial background:

    Produced in limited numbers during WWII, the Model 37 production stopped in 1945. The Vietnam War really reignited the need for large numbers of combat shotguns and Ithaca started building Model 37s again beginning in 1962. Initially made for the Vietnamese military, the Model 37 proved so effective in jungle fighting it was contracted for our military and models like the current Inland/Ithaca version were produced throughout the war.

    The Model 37 was generally found with some elite units such as Navy SEALs and Army Green Berets. The Model 37 was especially handy for Marine Corps Corpsmen (actually Navy medics called Corpsmen by the Marines) and others in various support roles on the battlefield where quick, fight-stopping high-hit probability shots and total reliability were critical while the operator performed his primary mission task.

    Out of production since 1975, the Ithica Model 37 is now back and every bit as mean-looking and effective as it was in WWII , Korea and the jungles of Vietnam. The Model 37 has proved to be a serious fight stopper in combat since WWII and a fun gun to use recreationally, hunting or for self-defense for over 75 years–especially for those wanting an authentic looking piece of combat firearm history.

    Hi-Point Firearms – ‘Name The Nine’ Phase 2 Is Ongoing

    Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

    This is a last-minute reminder of Hi-Point Fierarms ‘Name The Nine’ contest. The previous article covers most of the details, but essentially: Hi-Point Firearms introduced a new 9mm pistol at SHOT Show 2019, but without a model name. They turned to the public to come up with a name through a contest, where entrants would propose a model name, and Hi-Point would pick their favorites. Now, the public can vote on their favorite of Hi-Point’s choices, with the most voted name becoming the official model designation of Hi-Point’s new 9mm pistol, and the entrant who proposed that name winning one of the new pistols, with a custom serial number of their choosing, and some ammo.

    You can enter your vote here: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07egdor00njwi0oub6/a02f1zjx9u6szh/questions

    Enoch Industries Introduces the ODIN Chassis System, a Lightweight Chassis for the 10/22 Platform

    Thursday, June 20th, 2019

    Spring Creek, TN, June 17, 2019 – Enoch Industries, designer and developer of top-tier firearm components, has recently unveiled their first product, the ODIN Chassis System, a lightweight and versatile system for the 10/22 platform. Weighing in at only 12.2 oz, this chassis system incorporates current AR-15 attachment standards, giving users a new level of function that standard 10/22 platforms fail to deliver.

    The only 10/22 chassis available on the market with a Picatinny rail at the back, the ODIN Chassis System provides a better option for attaching a new standard of stocks and pistol braces. This flexibility features a smaller footprint and offers considerable weight savings over the standard receiver extension and buttstock combos. Machined from billet 6061-T6 aluminum, The ODIN Chassis System provides a rigid, no-compromise platform for building or upgrading a precision rifle or pack-lite pistol.

    “This new chassis fills the gap in the market for a lightweight, modular system for the 10/22 platform,” said Joseph Sudderth, CEO of Enoch Industries. “While on the hunt for a lightweight chassis to upgrade a 10/22, we couldn’t find anything on the market that fit the bill. So we set out to design one that provided the flexibility and versatility that we needed, and the ODIN Chassis System was born.”

    The ODIN Chassis System is designed to give competition shooters and 10/22 enthusiasts the freedom to customize their build for any number of unique setups. In the front of the chassis, MLok slots at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock allow for the addition of a variety of accessories while two steel, 360° quick disconnects on both sides of the chassis are ideal for running sling attachments. The ODIN Chassis System includes a grip adapter that closes the gap from the grip to trigger housing, keeping the transition to a minimum and providing a more enjoyable shooting experience. The chassis accepts all non-beavertail AR-15 grips, although some beavertail grips are compatible with minor modifications to the grip. The ODIN Chassis System also fits all standard, non-takedown receivers excluding the Supergrade. Other notable ODIN Chassis System specs include:

    • Material: 6061-T6 Billet Aluminum

    • Weight: 12.22 oz (including all hardware)

    • Dimensions: 12.75” (L), 1.5” (W), 1.5” (H)

    • Stocks: 3 Picatinny slots at the rear of chassis

    • Attachments: MLok slots at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock

    • QD Inserts: 2 nitrided 360° steel inserts

    • Barrel channel inner dimension: 1.015″

    • Barrel lengths: Using a 6″ barrel brings the threaded muzzle to .575″ past the handguard, exposing threads for silencers.

    The new ODIN Chassis System is available online to customers in the US (excluding Puerto Rico) for an MSRP of $225 and includes the ODIN Chassis in anodized black along with all required hardware. For more information about Enoch Industries and the ODIN Chassis Systems, please visit the website at www.enoch-industries.com.

    Viridian announces free webinar for law enforcement: over 500 PDs using weapon-mounted cameras

    Monday, June 17th, 2019

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – June 17, 2019 – Viridian Weapon Technologies has announced an upcoming webinar for law enforcement discussing why over 500 police departments across the country have started the process of implementing the FACT Duty™ Weapon-Mounted Camera (WMC™). The webinar is free and will be hosted on Thursday, June 20 at 10:00 a.m. CDT. Those interested in taking part in the conversation and learning more about the WMC can sign up for the webinar here.

    “This webinar is a unique opportunity to learn more about the WMC and find out why over 500 departments are putting the device to use in the field,” said Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “The FACT Duty WMC provides an unobstructed view of what really happened during gun-drawn incidents, and it begins recording automatically when the firearm is drawn from the holster. These features alone offer a straightforward, vital supplement or alternative to current body camera programs.”

    The expert staff at Viridian will discuss the video evidence system that is quickly becoming part of the solution to mitigating one of the biggest issues facing law enforcement today. The FACT Duty provides an unobstructed view from the end of the firearm, showing what really happened during firearm-involved use-of-force incidents. With INSTANT-ON® activation upon draw, it offers an easy-to-implement strategy for capturing high-risk and significant liability exposure situations.

    Virtual attendees will hear from Viridian National Sales Manager, Kevin Skalicky, and Viridian General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, Matthew Plowman. The two hosts will discuss findings from the field, provide updates on the over 500 departments in the process of testing and implementing WMCs across the country and be available to answer any questions.

    Free registration is open now. More information on the FACT Duty, Viridian and the entire lineup at ViridianWeaponTech.com.

    S&W Has Issued An M&P15-22 Consumer Safety Alert

    Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

    Smith & Wesson has issued a consumer safety alert on all M&P15-22 rifles and pistols manufactured before February 1st, 2019. S&W has discovered that some recently manufactured 15-22s feature a defect causing a lack of proper depth of the breech face counter bore. This defect can cause a closed bolt to crush the rim of a chambered .22 round, causing it to unintenionally fire, cycling the bolt, and potentially causing multiple discharges without depressing the trigger.

    S&W is providing a free bolt inspection gauge which can be ordered by consumers to determine whether their 15-22 is within manufacturer specifications. Alternatively, S&W is also offering consumers the option to send their bolt in for a free inspection, and replacement if necessary.

    Since the 15-22 is a pretty popular and affordable plinker, there’s a chance at least a few of you own one, so if that is the case, get it checked out.

    For more info, check out the link below:

    www.smith-wesson.com/mp15-22-consumer-safety-alert

    Butler Creek ASAP Electronic Magazine Loader Now Shipping

    Friday, June 7th, 2019

    OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – June 6, 2019 – Butler Creek, maker of smart, field-proven, hunting and shooting accessories, is excited to announce the ASAP Electronic Magazine Loader is now available at retailers online and in stores.

    The .223/5.56 ASAP EML is the only product of its kind, and it is made with serious competitors and training facilities in mind. Users simply fill the 60 round hopper with loose .223/5.56 rounds, select the desired round count and press a button. The machine automatically orientates the ammunition and loads the magazine. Loading does not get any easier.

    “The Butler Creek ASAP Electronic Magazine Loader is on the cutting edge,” said Will Hemeyer, Butler Creek Senior Product Manager. “The EML represents our commitment to exceeding the expectations of accessory products used for magazine loading. For those looking for a fast and easy way to load rounds, the Butler Creek Electronic Magazine Loader is the perfect choice.”

    With an easy-to-set round selection menu from 1 to 40, the ASAP Electronic Magazine Loader is faster, more accurate and easier on the thumbs than hand-loading. It can load 30 rounds in 45 seconds, while users concentrate on other tasks or instruction. It works with most AR15/M16 magazines and offers dual power supply via an AC adapter or lithium-ion batteries. It has a MSRP of $442.95.

    www.butlercreek.com/electronic-magazine-loader

    Hi-Point Firearms – ‘Name The Nine’ Contest

    Thursday, June 6th, 2019

    For those of you who aren’t aware, Hi-Point revealed a new, unnamed, 9mm pistol design at this year’s SHOT Show. A more “modern” take on the C9, the new 9mm pistol featured a slide with front and rear charging serrations, a threaded barrel, a double-stack flush-fit 10 round mag, and interchangeable backstraps.

    Now, Hi-Point is looking to the public to come up with a new name for this pistol, with their ‘Name The Nine’ contest. Running today through June 13th, entrants can visit Hi-Point’s website and enter their name for the new Hi-Point 9mm pistol. The best entries will be chosen by Hi-Point, and in the second phase of the contest, running June 18th through June 24th, visitors will be tasked with selecting their favorite name among the phase one winners.

    The overall winner will, of course, receive one of the brand-new, yet-to-be-named pistols w/ personalized serial number, and 250 rounds of Barnaul 9mm ammo.

    Good luck to the contest entrants! And good luck to Hi-Point, who’ll have to deal with the draining task of sorting through thousands of joke/meme entries.

    www.hi-pointfirearms.com

    Black Aces Tactical announces release of $399 Pro Series S Max Semiautomatic Shotgun

    Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

    Black Aces Tactical (BAT), a veteran owned American manufacturer, is proud to announce the release of the Pro Series S Max line of 12-gauge shotguns.

    Said Black Aces Tactical, “Over the last months, our company is in the midst of a major shift. No longer is Black Aces Tactical only offering boutique weapons that are not what we would call, shall we say, price point. Our focus has shifted to one concept, and that is value. Value drives the market and value can be seen in every one of our new offerings.”.

    S Max Specs are:

  • 12 Gauge shotgun with chokes
  • 6061 T6 Aluminum Receiver
  • 18.5″ Barrel
  • 39.75″ Overall Length
  • Choice of Black finished Walnut or Walnut Furniture
  • Front blade sight with white dot
  • 6+1 capacity
  • Comes with short grip as a bonus
  • Extremely smooth action
  • The S Max features many of the same highly sought-after options available on more expensive semiautomatic 12-gauge models such as a complete set of chokes, extended magazine tube, and dual sling points included in the purchase price. Black Aces Tactical is excited to give the customer more for their money with the inclusion of real walnut furniture in place of the usual synthetic, which is industry standard. And what may be the best inclusion of all, Black Aces Tactical includes either a short black finish walnut or natural finished walnut grip free of charge.
    For more information about Black Aces Tactical, contact Eric Lemoine at 407-630-9359, email sales@blackacestactical.com, or visit www.blackacestactical.com

    MasterPiece Arms (MPA) Introduces New Colors for their Rifles and Chassis

    Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

    Over a dozen new colors and patterns now available for all MPA rifle and chassis orders.

    Comer, Ga. (May 2019) – MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA BA Rifles and Chassis Systems, is pleased to introduce over a dozen new color or pattern options for their popular MPA rifles and chassis. The new color options include Stingray, Kracken, Caiman, Surge, Rose Gold, Poseidon, Viper, Mongoose, Cutlass, Ingot, Multicam, Multicam Black, and Patriot.

    Any of these new colors can be added to an MPA rifle or chassis order; simply select the color or pattern and add it to your order. MSRP ranges from $150.00 – $350.00.

    MPA makes every effort to get the product to the customer as quickly as possible. These are hand-built precision instruments and not production components. To see MPA’s latest delivery and lead times for all Bolt Action Rifles and Chassis, visit https://masterpiecearms.com/bolt-action-rifle-and-chassis-current-delivery-times/.

    For more information on MasterPiece Arms and their product line of rifles, chassis systems, and accessories, visit www.masterpiecearms.com.

    Kimber – EVO SP Raptor

    Monday, May 6th, 2019

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    The EVO SP Raptor is the newest addition to Kimber’s EVO SP line of single-stack, sub-compact, striker-fired 9mm carry pistols. The Raptor designation comes from the aggressive horizontal front and rear cocking serrations present on the slide, as well as the feathered logo grip panels and backstrap panel.

    EVO SP Raptor Details

    The EVO SP Raptor features a 3.16″ stainless steel, match grade barrel; a stainless steel slide with an FNC finsh, overlaid with Kimpro Sliver; and an aluminum frame with Kimpro Silver finish. Dimensionally, the SP Raptor comes in a 6″ long, 4″ tall, and 1″ wide, making it easily concealable. Additional features include a 7+1 round capacity, ledged tritium night sights, right or left-hand configurable magazine release, striker indicator, and an aluminum trigger factory set with a 6-7 lbs pull weight.

    www.kimberamerica.com

    IGB Austria – 16″ Glock Barrel

    Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

    YRS Inc. is currently selling IGB Austria 16″ barrels for Glock 9×19 and .357 SIG models. The barrels are made of non-specified “European high grade barrel steel”, with a plasma nitride finish, and a 1:10 twist rate with button rifling. In all seriousness, using one of these barrels offers a quick, drop-in method to convert a Glock into a pistol caliber carbine, when combined with a conversion kit, such as a RONI. However, these barrels are designed to function as is when installed, so if having a Glock capable of shooting down the Batwing is your goal, have at it!

    www.yrsinc.com/en/glock-16-barrel-igb-austria-16-inch-barrel-for-glock-17-17l-20-21-22-24-31-34-35

    Also available for .40 S&W, 10mm Auto, and .45 ACP model Glocks.

    Shot Tower: How Lead Shot Is Made

    Monday, April 22nd, 2019

    This interesting video from 1950 shows how lead shot for shotshells used to be made in a shot tower in Edmonton, Greater London. Shot Towers were in use for making lead shot since the late 18th century, although this process has largely been supplanted with modern manufacturing techniques, such as the Bliemeister method.

    Palmetto State Armory – “Approval-15” Stripped AR Lower Receiver

    Thursday, April 18th, 2019

    PSA has released many ‘meme’ lowers, and has more in the pipeline, but the “Approval-15” is arguably the greatest so far. It features the (in)famous ATF Guy (Peter Parker from the 1967 Spider-Man cartoon with an ATF ballcap photoshopped onto his head) prominently on the magwell and the selector switch markings ‘no & no’ (safe), ‘maybe, but no’ (semi), and ‘yes, but really no’ (full-auto). Like all PSA lowers, the “Approval-15” is built to MilSpec standard, made of forged 7075-T6 aluminum with a MIL-A-8625, Type III, Class 2 black anodized finish.

    It’s also reportedly only being offered once, so if you want to get one for yourself, now’s the time.

    palmettostatearmory.com/psa-ar-15-approval-15-stripped-lower-receiver

    Heston 3D Solutions – Glock 33rd MagChuks

    Saturday, April 13th, 2019

    No, this isn’t a late April Fool’s Day post, it’s an actual product you can order right now! Created by Heston 3D Solutions, MagChuks is, as the name implies, a product which allows you to craft a set of nunchuks out of two magazines, in this case Glock-pattern 33-round factory magazines. MagChuks securely mount around the factory 33-round baseplate, so no need to modify existing magazines to work with it. Additionally, the manufacturer notes that MagChuks are “100% guaranteed to guard your virginity.”, and are (seriously) patent pending.

    Get yourself a set or two and you can practice some literal gun-fu.

    www.h3dsolutions.com/magchuks/magchuks-glock-33rd

    CMMG Adds .40 S&W

    Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

    Boonville, MO – CMMG tames the snappy .40 S&W by pairing it with its (patent pending) Radial Delayed Blowback (RDB) operating system in its BANSHEE™ and RESOLUTE™ models.

    CMMG’s innovative Radial Delayed Blowback operating system incorporates a mechanical delay that forces the bolt to rotate and unlock, momentarily slowing the bolt carrier group, which allows chamber pressures to fall before cycling. This mechanical delay allows for reliable function with a wide variety of ammunition and removes the need for a heavy bolt, buffer and spring required in direct blowback systems. Radial Delayed Blowback significantly cuts felt recoil, directs more gas down the barrel resulting in cleaner function and real advantages when using a suppressor.

    Unlike most Pistol Caliber Carbines (PCC’s), CMMG rifles and pistols that feed from Glock magazines include the shooter-friendly Last Round Bolt Hold Open feature (patent pending).

    A BANSHEE or RESOLUTE in .40 S&W is the perfect complement to millions of Glock .40 caliber handguns currently in the hands of American consumers and law enforcement.

    The .40 S&W will be offered in both CMMG’s BANSHEE and RESOLUTE line of firearms, with barrel lengths of 5 inches, 8 inches and 16 inches. Starting at 4 pounds 12 ounces and an overall length of just 19.2 inches. One 22-round factory Glock .40 S&W magazine included where allowed.

    www.cmmginc.com/product/pistol-banshee-300-mkgs-40-sw