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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.

Visit Facebook and Twitter to learn more about Sightmark® products.

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:
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    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.

    Radical Firearms to Supply Brazil’s Police and Security Forces

    Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

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    Photos by Paolo Bedran and PPCE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Monday, August 13th, 2018

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

    www.rarebreedfirearms.com/collections/spartan

    ETS Group Releases MP5 9mm Clear Polymer Magazines

    Friday, July 27th, 2018

    For Immediate Release:

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

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

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

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

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    Features

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

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

    Thursday, July 26th, 2018

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

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

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

    CMMG Releases The Mk57 GUARD Chambered In FN 5.7×28

    Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Mk57 BANSHEE 5.7x28mm SBR

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

    Mk57 BANSHEE 5.7x28mm Pistol

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

    Mk57 5.7x28mm PSB

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

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

    Mk57 5.7x28mm Pistol

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

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

    PSA – Poop Flinging Gremlins AR-15 Lower Receiver

    Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    Panacea X – ‘Killsaw’ Chainsaw Bayonet

    Sunday, July 15th, 2018

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

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

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

    Magpul – Rifleman Loop Sling

    Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

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

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

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

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

    Sunday, July 8th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

    Soda Can AR Lower Receiver

    Friday, July 6th, 2018

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

    Black Aces Tactical announces a new Semiautomatic Shockwave

    Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Maxim Silencer – The Best Christmas Present Ever

    Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

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

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

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

    Oh, how times have changed.

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

    Goat Guns Miniature Rifle Models

    Monday, June 11th, 2018

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

    Currently, the Goat Guns line consists of various AK and AR pattern rifles, as well as the Accuracy International AWM, an SVD, AUG, and a Thompson Machine Gun.

    ou can check out the full line, along with build videos, at goatguns.com