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Nomad Defense Co. – Nomad 9 Frame

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Nomad Defense Co.’s Nomad 9 is a stripped pistol frame that is compatible with Gen4 G19 components. Built with improved ergonomics over the stock Glock frame, the Nomad 9 features an extended beavertail; a contoured grip with no finger grooves; a raised trigger guard to allow for a higher grip, which is also enlarged for better use with gloves; and a forward thumb ledge, similar to the ‘gas pedal’ found on many modern competition pistols. The Nomad 9 also features a factory ‘rock grip’ texture, a MIL-STD 1913 spec accessory rail, flared magwell, and three interchangeable backstrap sizes.

Because of design changes when compared to a Glock-spec frame, the Nomad 9 is not guaranteed to be compatible with many G19-compatible holsters, however Nomad Defense is working with several holster makers to develop holsters for the Nomad 9.

For more information, and to find out where to buy, visit www.nomaddefenseco.com

SIG SAUER Releases Enhanced MPX Pistol Caliber Carbine with Upgraded Features

Friday, November 30th, 2018

SIG SAUER Releases Enhanced MPX Pistol Caliber Carbine with Upgraded Features
Newington, N.H. (November 27, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the enhanced MPX Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC), redesigned and upgraded for performance shooting sports, and to fulfill the needs of competitive and professional shooters alike.

The newly optimized SIG SAUER MPX PCC platform includes a Timney® single-stage trigger, free-float ergonomic slim line M-LOK™ handguard, 16” threaded barrel, 5-position telescoping stock, 3 chamber compensator, and ambidextrous controls. The MPX PCC is a black hard-coat anodized aluminum frame that comes optics ready with a 30-round magazine capacity.

“The enhanced MPX PCC offers a more robust set of features making it ready to go right out of the box at the same price point,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “Our team of engineers has incorporated improvements into the MPX PCC that will benefit the end-user of this product, while reducing the overall weight of the rifle by a pound. At SIG we are always looking to combine value with the quality our consumers demand from us, and the enhanced MPX PCC is a great example of this.”

The SIG SAUER MPX PCC is a favorite of the competitive PCC shooter, and is the exclusive rifle of Team SIG Professional Shooter Lena Miculek. Regarded as the top female competitive PCC shooter in the world Miculek recently became the first female to earn a top five overall finish in PCC at the 2018 USPSA Nationals, and was the first female to win Master Class for PCC.

“When it comes to my competition equipment I want a rifle that’s reliable, accurate, and easy to shoot, and the SIG MPX PCC checks all the boxes,” added Team SIG Professional Shooter Lena Miculek. “With my MPX PCC I move easily between stages, and I have seen improved speed, greater accuracy, and really elevated my competition to the next level. The enhancements that SIG has incorporated into the MPX PCC will make a real difference to the professional shooter and be quickly realized in competition.”

The new SIG SAUER MPX PCC rifle is currently chipping, and available in retail stores. To learn more about the MPX PCC visit sigsauer.com.

PSA – ‘SNEK-15’ AR-15 Lower

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

If you’re finding your meme AR-15 lower supply critically low, then you may want to go in for one of PSA’s SNEK-15 receivers. Available only for a single run, the SNEK-15 lower receiver is forged from 7075-T6 aluminum, and features markings inspired by the ‘No Step On Snek’ meme, derived from the famed Revolutionary War-era Gadsden Flag. The magwell features the No Step Snek logo, while the selector switch is marked ‘WAT SNEK’ – safe, ‘STEP SNEK’ – semi-auto, and ‘MAD SNEK’ – full-auto. The lower is MIL-A-8625, Type III, Class 2 black anodized.

palmettostatearmory.com/psa-no-step-on-snektm-ar-15-stripped-lower-receiver

Mission First Tactical (MFT) Introduces the Extreme Duty 5.56 Polymer Mag

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

The EXDPM556 magazines are the latest addition to the MFT Magzine line-up. Over engineered for today’s modern warrior.

Horsham, Pa. (November 2018) – Mission First Tactical, LLC (MFT™), a leader in USA-made rifle/carbine accessories, is proud to introduce the latest addition to the MFT magazine line, the Extreme Duty 5.56 Polymer Magazine (EXDPM556). Designed for the AR15/M4 platform but allowing for use with wide range of non-AR15/M4 platforms.

Manufactured using the newest material technology and processes, the magazines with their next generation long glass fiber polymer construction offer the trifecta of perfection in structural performance; strength, durability and stiffness. The stiffness allows the magazine to maintain its integrity without additional weight with an additional benefit of top performance even at elevated temperatures. The longer length reinforcing fibers produce increased strength and prevents deformation and polymer fatigue. Additionally, the Extreme Duty 5.56 mags offer increased durability through a more efficient energy transfer between the polymer and the longer fiber filaments during an impact. A long-life USGI-Spec stainless steel spring is corrosion resistant. The four-way, anti-tilt, self-lubricating follower keeps the rounds aligned and makes mag feeding consistent and reliable, while virtually eliminating jambs.

Confidence in handling the new Extreme Duty 5.56 mags is a piece of cake, even during weather or duress. The front and rear of the gripping surface is ribbed for a positive grip, even with gloves. An oversized bolt-catch provides enhanced reliability of the bolt-catch operation. The flared floor plate allows for an easier grip in handling and extraction and one-hand reloads. Wrapping up the multiple benefits to the newest addition to the MFT magazine line is a paint dox matrix to allow for easy marking and identification of magazines and the tool-less disassembly with the double floor plate safety release tabs.

Mission First Tactical Extreme Duty 5.56 Polymer magazines are built for hard shooting and extreme treatment and shooting conditions and come with a Lifetime Warranty.

Extreme Duty 5.56 Polymer Mag Specs:

Model Number: EXDPM556

Height: 7.494”

Width: .940”

Length: 2.525”

Color: Black, SDE (Tan)

MSRP: $12.99

For more information on Mission First Tactical, visit www.missionfirsttactical.com.

SIG SAUER Expands Legion Series Pistols with P938 and P238 Micro-Compact

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Newington, N.H. (November 15, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of the Legion Series of firearms with the introduction of the P938 and P238 micro-compact pistols. Legion is 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 introduction of these two micro-compact pistols to the Legion Series was driven by our Legion members whom have been asking us to expand this product line,” began Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “With the addition of the Legion series P938 and P238 pistols, not only have we have expanded our Legion series of pistols, we have also introduced an entirely new category of pistols to Legion with the micro-compact.”

The Legion Series P238 and P938 micro-compact pistols are both 9mm, hammer-fired pistols, equipped with X-RAY3 Day/Night Sights. These pistols are all-metal with a Legion-gray coated slide and frame, a precision machined aluminum trigger, custom high-checkered black G10 grips with a Legion medallion. Like all Legion Series pistols the P238 and P938 feature a reduced and contoured elite beavertail, which allows for a higher grip, but a reduced profile, thus eliminating printing. The Legion Series P238 and P938 pistols come standard with three 7-round magazines.

SIG SAUER’s 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 thermo-mold carrying 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.

The P238 Legion Series Micro-Compact:
Total length: 5.5” Barrel Length: 2.7” Weight (incl. magazine): 15.2 oz.
Height: 4.3” Width: 1.1” Sight Radius: 3.8”

MSRP: $850.00

The P938 Legion Series Micro-Compact:
Total length: 5.9” Barrel Length: 3.0” Weight (incl. magazine): 17 oz.
Height: 4.3” Width: 1.1” Sight Radius: 4.0”

MSRP: $904.00

The Legion Series P238 and P938 micro-compact pistol is available in retail stores.

To learn more about the complete Legion series of firearms from SIG SAUER visit sigsauer.com/legion.

The Q – ‘How To Make A Highly Detailed Cardboard Gun’

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

YouTube channel ‘The Q‘ posted this video detailing the construction and function of a battery-powered cardboard LMG that is seemingly modeled from an M249 Para. Sure, the projectiles don’t have that much power behind them, but overall, it’s a pretty impressive project.

Henry Introduces New Finishes and New Calibers

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Henry Repeating Arms, the American firearms manufacturer based out of Bayonne, NJ and Rice Lake, WI is introducing nine new models that include engraved finishes for the Long Ranger rifle series and additional caliber options for the Single Shot rifle series. These new releases come less than a year after introducing over a dozen models at the beginning of 2018 as a result of customer feedback and suggestions.

The Long Ranger Deluxe Engraved Edition rifles are built to the same specs and performance levels as the original Long Ranger rifles announced in late 2016 with the most significant difference being the lightweight alloy receiver finished with a nickel plating, intricate scroll engraving, and lightly accented with 24K gold inlay. The Deluxe Engraved Edition is available in .223 Rem/5.56 NATO (H014D-223), .243 Win (H014D-243), and .308 Win (H014D-308) with an MSR price of $1,850.
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The Long Ranger Wildlife Engraved Edition rifles provide another twist to the original Long Ranger finish with highly detailed engravings saluting some of North America’s most revered game. The receivers share the same nickel plating and 24K gold highlights as the Deluxe Engraved Edition rifles. The .223 Rem/5.56 NATO version (H014WL-223) features a single coyote head on the left flat of the receiver and a pair of full-figured coyotes on the right. The .243 Winchester version (H014WL-243) shows a single pronghorn antelope head against a background of rolling hills on the left side of the receiver, and a full-figured pair on the prairie on the right. The .308 Winchester rifle (H014WL-308) depicts a majestic bull elk in a mountain setting on its left, and a grazing pair on its right flat. The MSR price for the Long Ranger Wildlife Engraved Edition rifles is $1,850.
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As an expansion to Henry’s line of premium break action single shot rifles and shotguns, both .30-30 Win and .357 Magnum are now available. Single shot rifles are often sought out for their dependable simplicity, lighter weight, or the challenge that they provide to hunters who value the more methodical approach required when only one shot is readily available at any given time. The .357 Magnum version, which can also shoot .38 Special ammunition comes in either a blued steel receiver (H015-357) or a hardened brass receiver (H015B-357). The .30-30 Win rifle is only available with a blued steel receiver (H015-3030). The MSR price for the brass .357 Magnum rifle is $576, and the MSR price for both steel versions is $448.
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Until now, Henry’s youth-sized firearm offerings only came chambered in a .22 caliber. The new Single Shot Youth Rifle and Single Shot Youth Shotgun add 2 new options for youth hunters. The rifle is available in .243 Win (H015Y-243) and the shotgun is available in 20 gauge (H015Y-20). Youth hunters often learn the basics of responsible firearm handling with a .22 rifle and then graduate to a milder shooting, but more powerful round for game. Both of these youth models are finished with blued steel metal and American walnut stocks with a length of pull that is 1″ shorter than their full-sized counterparts. The MSR Price for each is $448.
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All Henry firearms can be purchased through a licensed firearms dealer. Most dealers offer a discount off of the MSRP. For more information about Henry Repeating Arms and its products visit henryusa.com or call 866-200-2354.

HECKLER & KOCH’S VP9-B JOINS THE FAMILY

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Columbus, Georgia — Introducing the newest option on the most ergonomic striker fired handgun available, the VP9-B in 9mm. Retail priced at $719, the VP9-B offers a new US-style reversible push button and utilizes the same magazines as the other VP9 Series. The new push-button style mag release option from HK means the VP doesn’t just fit your hand, it fits your shooting style as well.

In any firearm, especially a handgun, the many “touchpoints ”between the shooter and the firearm are critical to consistent, repeatable, performance. Now, no matter how you are built or how you shoot, the VP series just fits.

• Depending on your shooting style, you can choose between a European-style ambidextrous paddle mag release or the new US-style reversible button. This determination must be made at time of purchase, as the two models are not convertible.

• The most ergonomic, adaptable grip frame available allows you to interchange both backstraps and grip panels in 27 unique configurations to fit your hand.

• The VP trigger is a real upgrade over the industry standard of many years. It has a short, light take-up with a solid, clean break; followed by a short, positive reset.

VP9-B models are made in HK’s Oberndorf factory in southwest Germany using all of the company’s advanced barrel manufacturing technologies and high level production of their machined steel slides, polymer frames, and all internal components. HK VP pistols are competitively priced and covered by Heckler & Koch’s lifetime warranty.

hk-usa.com/hk-models/vp9

Tennessee Arms Company – Omega Rifle

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

This article was originally featured on Soldier Systems Daily

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Tennessee Arms Company, best known for their polymer AR-15 and AR-10 lower receivers, is currently undergoing production on a new rifle they’ve dubbed the Omega Rifle. A design 10 years in the making, the Omega utilizes existing AR-15 pattern barrels and magazines, but also features a gas piston-operated action, is side charging, and has an adjustable trigger. The Omega will also come with a user-changeable back plate, which allows for the installation of various stocks, or a flat plate (for a pistol model). The model seen above is a working prototype, and doesn’t represent what the finalized commercial design will look like.

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The unique feature of the Omega Rifle is its patented articulating bolt assembly. Somewhat comparable to KRISS’ Super V Recoil Mitigation System for the Vector weapons family, the Omega’s Articulating Bolt Assembly features a ‘Traveling Mass’, which moves downward during the firing cycle, sliding directly into the pistol grip; this system is designed to reduce felt recoil, with a shorter operation cycle and fewer moving parts than a standard AR-15.

The Omega Rifle is slated for a Spring 2019 release, at the latest. Tennessee Arms Company will soon be offering a pre-order for the Omega rifle chambered in 5.56mm. There are plans to expand the Omega’s chamberings to include 9mm, .308, and 7.62x39mm. We’re eager to see further developments on this new design as its release draws nearer.

omegarifle.com

Franklin Armory – BFSIII for AK

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Minden, NV, October 17, 2018 Precision firearms manufacturer, Franklin Armory®, has successfully adapted the patented Generation 3 Binary Firing System™ to the AK Platform. Prototype triggers have undergone substantial field testing, and the final configuration will be placed into production soon. The BFSIII™ for the AK platform is slated to start shipping the first quarter of 2019. Pre-Orders for the BFSIII™ for AK will begin on October 19th.

Franklin Armory® President, Jay Jacobson, stated, “The Franklin Armory® engineering and design staff have really worked hard to create a fabulous BFSIII™ for AK that works in as many AK platforms as possible. Given the variety of clones out on the market, this was no small task.”

Fast on the heels of their previous release of the BFSIII™ for CZ Scorpion; Franklin Armory® proves again to be the premier manufacturer of Binary triggers with six models currently available.

The Gen 3 Binary Firing System™ was released for the AR platform in August of 2016. All BFSIII™ triggers feature a three-mode safety selector. Mode 1 is “Safe.” Mode 2 is “Semi” for semiautomatic. And Mode 3 is “Binary” mode. In Binary mode, the firearm will discharge one round on the pull of the trigger and one round on the release of the trigger. All BFSIII™ models feature the ability to negate the release round in Binary mode by modulating the safety selector back to “Semi” mode or “Safe.” Additionally, all BFSIII™ are engineered to prevent the operator from modulating the selector to “Binary” mode while holding the trigger back in “Semi” mode.

AK-C1 MSRP: $499.99BFSIII™

If you would like more information about this topic, please see our website at www.franklinarmory.com.

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The Remington V3 Tac-13, Represents the Ultimate in Compact Personal Defense

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Ilion, NY – Remington’s advanced, patented gas-operated system now available with a 13” barrel and a Birdshead pistol grip.

The V3 Tac-13 is based off the revolutionary VersaPort gas system. The Remington V3 Tac-13 flawlessly cycles all 2 ¾ to 3-inch 12 gauge loads while reducing recoil to a level previously unheard of in autoloaders.

Features & Benefits:
• Birdshead Pistol Grip Allows for more ergonomic hold to help control the firearm and reduce recoil for the shooter.
• Hand Strap User adjustable to help control muzzle flip and improve handling characteristics.
• Lightweight Aluminum Receiver For easy, comfortable transport anywhere
• 13” Light Contour Barrel is compact and easy to carry anytime its needed

Additionally, its self-cleaning gas piston system greatly reduces time required for cleaning. With fewer parts than conventional gas systems, not only is cleaning easier but there are fewer parts to maintain.

The Slow Mo Guys – 2mm Pin Fire Gun In Slow Motion

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

YouTube channel The Slow Mo Guys demonstrate the firing of a 2mm Pin Fire pistol in extremely slow motion using a Phantom v2640 camera. If anything can be gleamed from this video, it’s that LEGO Minifigs are surprisingly durable, even if the round fired isn’t particularly powerful.

HatsanUSA, Inc. Named Exclusive Importer of Escort Shotguns

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Bentonville, AR (October 12, 2018) – HatsanUSA, Inc., the U.S. division of Hatsan Arms Company, is pleased to announce they have entered into an agreement to be the exclusive importer of Escort shotguns for the U.S. market.

“We are very excited for the opportunity to add Escort shotguns to our shooting sports brand portfolio,” says Blaine Manifold, CEO/President of HatsanUSA, Inc. “The Escort line of shotguns is the perfect complement to our Hatsan branded airguns and the synergies at play between the two brands will be great momentum generators.”

Known as one of the world’s most preferred shooting sports brands, Hatsan set the standard for quality craftsmanship. Hatsan takes pride in their 100% vertically integrated manufacturing process, using high-quality components including German steel and premium Turkish Walnut. Producing virtually all components in their own factory, Hatsan maintains the highest levels of quality and workmanship throughout the manufacturing process for both Hatsan airguns and Escort shotguns.

Escort’s purpose-driven shotguns feature ruggedly-built pump action, semi-automatic, and over/under shotguns for hunting, security, and home defense applications. Escort shotguns are recognized for their exceptional performance, reliability and value by shotgun enthusiasts from every corner of the world. HatsanUSA, Inc., looks to build upon this strong heritage in the U.S. marketplace.

Hatsan, a family-owned company, was founded in 1976 in Izmir, Turkey. Since then, the company has built its brand through an innovative product line. HatsanUSA ,Inc. provides U.S. customers the opportunity to experience the exceptional quality, craftsmanship and hard-hitting performance of Hatsan airguns and Escort shotguns.

For more information, please visit www.hatsanusa.com.

The Bushmaster Unicorn, Also Known as ACR Caliber Conversions

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Do They Really Exist?

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Huntsville, AL – The Bushmaster ACR was brought to market in 2010 with the promise of unparalleled adaptability. The concept was simple; an extremely reliable, versatile, and modular platform, capable of tool-less configuration and caliber changes in minutes by swapping the bolt head, barrel and magazine. Unfortunately, much like a mythical creature, the caliber conversions have never been seen. Until now.

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Finally, after many years of development, we are excited to announce the first of many new caliber conversions for the ACR. With fully ambidextrous controls, improved ergonomics, an ultra reliable gas piston operating system, and tool-less configuration and caliber adaptability, the ACR is now the most field adaptable Modern Sporting Rifle Platform available.

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.450 Bushmaster Conversion

Ultimate stopping power for deer, bear or feral hogs

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6.8 Rem SPC II

For increased energy and down-range performance

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www.bushmaster.com

Sightmark Makes their Mark with Improved LoPro Series

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) – Sightmark makes their mark by offering their redesigned LoPro family in Dark Earth finish. LoPro’s are a compact laser and laser-light combo attachment for your firearm, helping you with precision accuracy and rock-solid reliability. LoPro’s are the perfect attachment for accuracy while training, hunting, self-defense and even in low-light shooting.

Sightmark will add three models to the line in Dark Earth; LoPro Mini Combo Green Laser and Flashlight (SM25012DE), LoPro Combo Green Laser and IR-Visible LED Flashlight (SM25013DE) and the LoPro Mini Green Laser Sight (SM25016DE). Improvements consist of a new aluminum housing, protected windage and elevation adjustments and a thread-on and rotating pressure pad.

LoPro’s can be easily adjusted without a tool and feature a high intensity, variable LED flashlight to allow you to see in any situation. The low-profile design securely mounts on a rail with a screw pressure pad and can sit in front of most attachments without obstructing your view.

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About Sightmark®
Sightmark manufactures award-winning products including riflescopes, gun sights, laser sights, night vision, flashlights, bore sights and other cutting edge, premium shooting accessories. Inspired by military and law enforcement technology, Sightmark products are designed for competition, shooting, home defense, personal safety and other tactical applications, as well as hunting. For more information about Sightmark products, visit www.sightmark.com.

CATASAUQUA Police Department Implements Viridian Weapon-Mounted Camera

Monday, October 1st, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – October 1, 2018 – Viridian Weapon Technologies announces that the Catasauqua Police Department, located just outside of Allentown, Pennsylvania, has deployed the FACT Duty™ Weapon-Mounted Camera (WMC™). Viridian and Catasauqua will hold a joint press conference to discuss this milestone on Tuesday, October 2 at 10:00 a.m. at the Borough of Catasauqua Municipal Complex, 90 Bridge Street, Catasauqua, Pennsylvania 18032.

The FACT Duty fits officer weapons and holsters and records automatically, providing an unobstructed view from the end of an officer’s firearm. The need for this product continues to be validated in current events throughout the United States.

“The transparency and ease of implementation helped us choose this solution,” said Catasauqua Chief of Police Douglas Kish. “A department of our size has a surprisingly large number of interactions with the public. The FACT Duty WMC allows us the coverage for a possible (and rare) Officer Involved Shooting without huge overhead costs or recurring payment requirements.”

Viridian has created an important new category for law enforcement with the introduction of the FACT camera. This unique Weapon-Mounted Camera provides an unobstructed view of critical use-of-force events from the end of the firearm, addressing limitations officers can face with body cameras. The highly advanced WMC employs a 1080p full-HD digital camera with a microphone and 500 lumen tactical light. Viridian’s proprietary INSTANT-ON® technology automatically activates the camera and microphone whenever the officer draws the firearm from its holster. Not only does this eliminate risk of failure to manually turn on the camera during a critical event, but it also keeps the officer from fumbling with cumbersome equipment.

“Catasauqua becomes the first department in Pennsylvania to implement our FACT Duty Weapon-Mounted Camera,” said Viridian President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “Current events point to the fact that body and dash cameras alone are inadequate. More than 300 police departments around the country are in the process of testing and implementing FACT Duty WMCs. We’re seeing more and more departments choose our products and I think that is because our WMCs provide an unfettered perspective for officer-involved shootings and other use-of-force incidents, and our products help show what really happened.”

Easy Implementation
FACT WMCs do not require the purchase of supplemental equipment or services and are designed exclusively to answer the needs of today’s officers. The WMC generates just a small fraction of the data to manage compared to other law enforcement recording options because it only records when the officer’s weapon is drawn. This results in significantly lower comparative data management costs. The WMCs fit on existing standard-issue firearms and fit seamlessly in multiple duty holster platforms. The cameras feature a recording time of over three hours to handle virtually any scenario. They also incorporate secured data access and are easily rechargeable.

Body and dash cameras were not designed to capture officer-involved shootings. However, Viridian WMCs were designed specifically for this purpose.

Category Creation and Importance Today
The need for this technology was recognized several years ago. While the product was in development, events continued to unfold that only increased the urgency for Weapon-Mounted Cameras for police officers across America. Pennsylvania has been in the spotlight for these events. From the David Jones shooting in Philadelphia in 2016 to the Antwon Rose II shooting in Pittsburgh this past summer, these tragic events illustrate outrage that occurs partially from a lack of information to determine what happened. These events are the source of massive protests and community disruption.

“As we closely monitor these events around the country along with the aftermath when affected parties do not believe justice was served, we realize that our solution cannot be implemented soon enough by more departments,” said Matthew Plowman, General Counsel at Viridian. “Much of the controversy in so many past incidents and trials was what the officer saw when pulling the trigger. The FACT Duty is a tool to provide objective evidence, both for potential legal proceedings and in helping the community understand what happened. Our WMC also aids police communication to the general public to help eliminate the uncertainty in officer-involved shootings that is the source of much conflict.”

More information on FACT Duty WMCs can be found at ViridianWeaponTech.com/FACT-Duty-Learn-More.

Glock G45 – The Black G19X

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

This article originally appeared on Soldier Systems Daily.

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With last year’s reveal of the G46 – a new rotating lug pistol design created specifically for a German Police solicitation, many of us were left wondering: “What about the G44 and G45?”. The G44 is still in the dark, but a leaked ad sheet has been making the rounds revealing the G45, and, somewhat surprisingly, it’s essentially the G19X, but in black.

The ad sheet, which is in German, claims that the G45 was designed for Military requirements, and, just like the G19X, features a G19-sized slide with a full, G17-sized grip. There are a couple of notable changes from the G19X design, however: the inclusion of front charging serrations on the slide (like the limited release ‘FS’ models) and a flared magwell that does away with the oft-criticized mag well cutout on the standard Gen5 models. This differs from the magwell of the G19X, which features a front flair which sits in front of the seated magazine, making it incompatible with the elongated Gen5 magazine floorplates. Aside from those changes, the G45 has all the standard Gen5 updates:

  • nDLC finish
  • Glock Marksman barrel
  • Ambi slide stop
  • Magazine w/ orange follower
  • Improved trigger mechanism
  • No finger grooves
  • www.glock.com

    SIG SAUER Releases M17 Video Series, “The Chosen One”

    Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

    Newington, N.H. (September 12, 2018) – SIG SAUER is excited to announce the release of the M17 video series, “The Chosen One.” The four-part series is a documentary, created in conjunction with the civilian release of the P320-M17, which chronicles the U.S. Army’s exhaustive search for a new sidearm.

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    “The selection of the P320-M17 as the handgun for America’s soldiers was a historic moment for the U.S. Army, and also for SIG as a company. This video series tells the story of the P320-M17 and archives the comprehensive selection process that was undertaken by the U.S. Army,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “It’s a tremendous honor to support the mission of the U.S. Army and provide the handgun that protects those who serve our country in harm’s way.”

    The M17 “The Chosen One” episode guide is as follows:

    Episode One – The Search Begins: A historical review of the U.S. Army’s sidearm leading up to the search for a new modular handgun system to meet the demands of the modern battlefield.

    Episode Two – The Chosen One: The search for the U.S. Army’s new sidearm begins and SIG SAUER develops the modular handgun system that would become – The Chosen One.

    Episode Three – The M17 Enters Service: The M17 is officially placed into service with the 101st Airborne at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

    Episode Four – Own a Piece of History: The M17 is bringing a new level of capability and adaptability to the battlefield helping to keep America’s soldiers safe, and now civilians can own a piece of history with the P320-M17.

    The complete M17 video series, “The Chosen One” can be viewed at sigsauer.com, and on all of the official SIG SAUER social media channels.

    The Pocket Shot Mossy Oak Edition

    Saturday, September 8th, 2018

    The Pocket Shot, a self-stowing, miniature slingshot, is now available in a Mossy Oak camouflage, in addition to the standard black and orange color options. The Pocket Shot consists of a poly-carbonate housing with a latex pouch that can be stored within the housing for easy storage. The Pocket Shot is capable of firing projectiles up to 350 FPS, and can fire a variety of projectiles, including steel slugs, small paintballs, and even arrows, with the use of a secondary attachment.

    www.thepocketshot.com/store/p85/The_Pocket_Shot_Mossy_Oak_Edition

    Cobalt Kinetics EDGE and TEAM Hand Guards Now Available

    Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

    Washington Utah, Sep,5 2018:

    Cobalt Kinetics has added another pair of great products to their growing selection of AR-15 Accessories.

    The Cobalt Kinetics handguard is now available as a universal accessory for the AR-15. This exciting product release has been long-awaited by the DIY AR-15 crowd. 2 handguard models are available, and named for the Cobalt Rifle with which they’re included. The EDGE (characterized by the aggressive points at the muzzle end)

    and the TEAM – tailored for practical competition. It lacks the pointed ends found on the EDGE handguard.

    They’re machined from a 11-pound block of solid 7075 rather than an extrusion which can warp or stress relieve during machining. The result of this extra effort is a perfectly straight finished part- this keeps iron sights centered over the barrel. Features include 2 picatinny rail sections at the muzzle, top and bottom for back-up irons sights and bipods or weapon lights. M-lok pockets are provided on the entire length at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock for unlimited mounting options.

    QD sling cups are also present at each end, and on both sides.

    Where the handguard mates up with the receiver, there’s an extra 1.5” of picatinny rail to allow more mounting options for the main optic.

    These handguards attach to an AR-15 upper by way of a clever 2-piece barrel nut and sleeve.

    The barrel nut has 2 offset rings of 12 threaded holes. The sleeve has 2 rings of 8 countersunk holes for a total of 16. Through some thoughtful engineering, this combination allows for the nut and sleeve to be screwed together at any of 48 locations using 3 screws. The result is a nut that provides perfect alignment and gap-free mounting on any upper receiver.

    A proprietary nut driver is provided.

    Tools required include a proper receiver-holding fixture, ½” drive torque wrench, 3/32” and 2.5mm allen keys. An in/lb. torque driver is recommended for the small screws.

    Skylar Stewart, VP at Cobalt commented, “The handguard has by far been the most requested item since our EDGE rifle hit the market in 2015. It took some clever engineering from our team to develop the barrel nut assembly that will work well with all of the different brands of upper receivers without leaving timing or gap issues. A gap between the upper receiver and the handguard is not acceptable to us. The original 16” handguards are in stock and ready to ship. We’ve also got some shorter versions in the works. Look for those to be available toward the end of this year.

    Both the TEAM and EDGE handguards retail for $285 and can be found on Cobalt’s website at https://www.cobaltkinetics.com/accessories/hand-guards

    45Snipers – How A Glock 43 Works

    Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

    If you’ve ever wondered how the internals in a Glock 43 work during the loading and firing operations, then check out this video by YouTube channel 45Snipers. This animation also applies to virtually every production Glock currently available, although there are some slight differences in the internal components of the G42/G43 when compared to a majority of Glock models.

    Polymer80 – PF940CL ‘Hybrid’ 80% Glock Frame

    Saturday, August 25th, 2018

    Polymer80 will soon be releasing a ‘Hybrid’ 80% pistol frame dubbed the PF940CL. This frame is designed for those looking to make an EDC-friendly build, as it sports a full-size length, but has a compact-sized grip. Think the opposite of the 19X, and you’re on the right track.

    The PF940CL will be available pre-textured or in non-textured ReadyMod, and is compatible for components for 3-pin G17, 34, and 17L, as well as the equivalent-sized .40 and .357 SIG Glock slides and barrels (G22, 24, 35, and 31).

    Shipments are reported to begin late September or early October to Polymer80 dealers.

    www.polymer80.com

    KRISS Vector Ambidextrous Folding Stock Available Now

    Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

    KRISS USA release new side folding and telescopic stock for Vector GEN II 2017

    August 24, 2018 – Chesapeake, Virginia, USA – KRISS USA announce today the release the KRISS Vector Ambidextrous Folding Stock, a new high quality accessory designed for the KRISS Vector GEN II 2017. The KRISS Vector Ambidextrous Folding stock is shipping now to authorized KRISS USA distributors and dealers, it is also available through the KRISS USA Website with an MSRP of $229.99

    The KRISS Vector Ambidextrous Folding Stock is constructed of steel, aluminum, and advanced polymer composites. The stock can be configured to fold to either the left or the right, it is also telescopic, adjustable to three positions. The KRISS Vector Ambidextrous Folding Stock features two quick detach sling swivel points as well as a sling loop at the rear to accommodate a variety of slings. The stock is available in black and designed specifically for the one piece upper receiver featured on the KRISS Vector GEN II 2017 models.

    For more information about the new KRISS Vector Ambidextrous Stock visit the KRISS USA Web Store: www.kriss-usa.com/store.

    The Lyman Products Commemorative Lyman Sharps Carbine is now Shipping

    Monday, August 20th, 2018

    The Lyman 140th Anniversary Sharps Carbine, made exclusively for Lyman by Davide Pedersoli®, is now shipping to firearms distributors and dealers.

    140th Logo 3inch.jpgMiddletown, Conn. (August 2018) – Lyman® Products, celebrating 140 years in business, unveiled the new 140th Anniversary Lyman Sharps Carbine Model in April of 2018. Designed by the internationally renowned Italian Firearms Group, Davide Pedersoli®, the limited-edition model is now shipping to distribution throughout the United States. The 140 rifles will be serialized from 1 to 140.

    The Lyman Sharps Carbine is a streamlined, lighter weight version of the 1878 model, also made by Pedersoli. The Sharps Carbine is chambered in 30-30 Winchester and equipped with a Lyman #2 Tang sight, (one of the original sights that gave Lyman their start 140 years ago) with the front pivoting to allow the shooter to choose between a blade sight or a globe style bead sight. The rifles are engraved with “Lyman Gun Sight Company 1878 – 2018 140 years” on the brushed nickel receiver. The rifle sports a 24” barrel and weighs in at seven pounds. MSRP is $1,999.95.

    “This beautiful, limited-edition Sharps is a great statement to our 140-year old business,” Trevor Mullen, VP of Global Marketing and Business Development said. “We continue to preserve and respect our firearms heritage and yet look to the future with the most advanced technologies and materials in producing quality, and affordable firearms tools and accessories for our customers.”

    Visit Lyman at www.lymanproducts.com.

    CMC Triggers Launches its 9mm Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC) Single Stage Trigger

    Friday, August 17th, 2018

    Fort Worth, Texas: Due to the rise in popularity of Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC) rifles and after careful research and development, CMC Triggers has launched their own PCC Trigger. The CMC AR-15 / AR-10 9mm PCC Single Stage Drop-in Trigger, available in both Classic Curved Bow and CMC’s patented Signature Flat Bow, was designed with the highest caliber that one comes to expect from CMC Triggers.

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    The same CMC Trigger that has become respected for use in AR-15 and AR-10 style rifles can now be easily installed in PCC rifles. Previously, PCC rifles with a standard trigger installed had approximately a 50% trigger reset failure rate. CMC’s new PCC Trigger geometry design has overcome those earlier issues. The PCC Trigger’s hammer dimensions have been modified to facilitate the 9mm platform and ensure reliability with each pull of the trigger.

    The CMC Curved Trigger bow has an exceptionally smooth feel and ultra-clean break while the CMC Flat Trigger Bow renders a linear feel unsurpassed by any other trigger bow shape.

    -CMC AR-15 / AR-10 9mm PCC Single Stage Drop-in Trigger Features:
    -Single Stage Match Trigger
    -Ultra-crisp 3.5lb trigger pull with no creep prior to hammer release
    -Glass-smooth break with no feel of grittiness
    -Minimal lock time is designed into the assembly using controlled hammer weight and
    balance activated by a rocket wire hammer spring, assuring repeatable function with
    either commercial or military grade ammunition
    -Positive trigger reset allows a quick follow up shot on target
    -Trigger pull is factory pre-set and not user adjustable
    -Hand assembled, and hand tested
    -Totally self-contained one-piece assembly
    -Includes CMC Anti-Walk Pin Set
    -Fits MIL-SPEC AR-15 and AR-10 style rifles
    -Made from 8620 Alloy Steel and S7 Tool Steel with machined tolerances of +/– .001″
    -Trigger is easy to install following the instructions:
    www.cmctriggers.com/installation-instructions

    While PCC shooting has been around for a while, it has recently become popular for competition shooting. USPSA now allows the PCC to be used in matches. Carbines are easier to shoot fast, and easier to shoot accurately compared to handguns. Many 3-Gun shooters have also found that shooting USPSA with a PCC is a good way to get rifle practice for 3-Gun.

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    CMC Triggers is the original maker and manufacturer of the Drop-in Trigger Group for the AR-15/10 rifle since 2003. CMC’s critical sear engagement surfaces have a propriety machining process that renders superior surface finish and dimensional control. As compared to their competition, the techniques used establish a 1-2 RMS surface finish as opposed to EDMing which leaves a pitty 32 RMS, compared to a mirror which is 0 RMS. CMC Triggers sear engagement overlap is six to eight times greater than their competitors. This provides a much safer trigger and enhances reliability.

    All CMC products come with a Lifetime Warranty and are made in the U.S.A., CMC proudly designs all its products for Law Enforcement, Military and Civilian use.

    For more information about CMC Triggers and all the products we offer please visit us at www.cmctriggers.com.