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STREAMLIGHT LAUNCHES TLR-9 RAIL MOUNTED TACTICAL LIGHT

January 26th, 2020

Rear Switch Model Fits Full Frame Handguns; Delivers 1,000 Lumen Ouput

EAGLEVILLE, PA, January 23, 2020 – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, introduced the TLR-9™ rail mounted tactical light, designed for use with full frame handguns. Featuring a slim, compact design, the new light offers ergonomic rear switches with either a low or high position to match users’ shooting styles, while providing 1,000 lumens for a variety of tactical and home defense uses.

“This lightweight new tactical light is engineered to be both sleek and powerful, featuring a high power LED for extreme brightness and extensive range, as well as good peripheral coverage,” said Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah. “It also features an ambidextrous on/off rear switch with low and high positions to suit user preference. And it fits a wide variety of full frame handguns, making it an ideal light for first responder and tactical applications.”

The TLR-9 uses a power LED to provide 1,000 lumens and 10,000 candela over a 200-meter beam distance with a run time of 1.5 hours; the light’s strobe mode offers 3 continuous hours of run time. The light is energized by two 3 Volt CR123A lithium batteries.

Securely fitting to a broad range of weapons, the TLR-9 features a one-handed, snap on and tighten interface that keeps hands away from gun muzzles when attaching or detaching it. The light also includes a Safe Off feature, locking it to prevent accidental activation. A key kit is included to securely fit the light to a broad array of handguns.

Constructed with durable 6000 Series machined aircraft aluminum with a black anodized finish, the TLR-9 weighs 4.26 ounces and measures 3.87 inches in length.

With extensively live-fire tested, impact-resistant construction, the new model features an IPX7-rated design, making it waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes.

The TLR-9 is packaged as the TLR-9 FLEX that comes with a High switch mounted on the light, plus an included Low switch. It has an MSRP of $240.00, and comes with Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.

www.streamlight.com

The New Bren 2 Ms Carbine From CZ-USA

January 21st, 2020

Kansas City, KS (January 20, 2020) – CZ-USA debuts the Bren 2 Ms Carbine at SHOT Show, rounding out their popular Bren 2 platform of semi-automatic firearms.

First released to the US public in pistol form — this new version of the Bren 2 has been built to meet 922(r) compliance and is equipped with a 16.5″ barrel and an adjustable, foldable stock.

Based on the select-fire Bren 2, this handy rifle operates via a short-stroke gas piston system with a return spring contained within the action itself. Without the need for a buffer tube, it features a folding, adjustable stock. At 35.6 inches long, folding that stock brings its length down to just 28 inches — making it much easier to transport or store.

A true lightweight, the Bren 2 has an aluminum upper and a lower made of carbon fiber composite. The ‘Ms’ designation means that it employs a modular forend that can be swapped to different lengths or styles based on user preference/need.

Its non-reciprocating charging handle stays stowed in the forward position until it is needed and is swappable from side to side. If needed, it can also be used as a forward assist. An AR-style bolt catch/release system is mirrored on both sides of the firearm, as well as a catch/release nestled into the front of the trigger guard. The magazine release and safety are also ambidextrous.

CZ-USA’s Bren 2 Ms is a proven performer that will be a sure winner in its new Carbine configuration.

CZ Bren 2 Ms Carbine:

  • SKU: 08610, 08611
  • Model: Bren 2 Ms Carbine
  • Fire Mode: Semi-automatic
  • Chambering: 5.56mm/.223 Rem
  • Receiver: Aluminum
  • Lower: Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer
  • Stock: Polymer
  • Weight: 7 lbs. 3 ounces
  • Overall Height: 7.41 in.
  • Overall Width: 3.25 in.
  • Overall Length: 35.6 in.
  • Length Folded: 28.25 in.
  • Barrel Length: 16.5 in.
  • Barrel Type: Cold Hammer Forged
  • Magazine Capacity: 30rd, 10rd
  • Magazine Type: Detachable
  • Safety: Ambidextrous Manual Safety
  • MSRP: $1,999
  • Black Aces Tactical Releases 50-State Legal, Magazine-Fed BullPup Pump

    January 17th, 2020

    The new BullPup Pump by Black Aces Tactical is debuting at Shot Show 2020.

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

    Legal in all 50 states including California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Illinois, Hawaii, Maryland, and Massachusetts, the Pro Series Bull-Pup Pump Action Shotgun starts at only $599. The Pro Series M Pump starts at only $679.

     “The Bull-Pump is our gift to Second Amendment enthusiasts in states that are affected by overbearing legislation,” said Eric Lemoine, CEO and Founder of Black Aces Tactical. “For far too long, manufacturers have chosen to overlook citizens in these states. Black Aces Tactical is proud to offer incredible weapons under the law, created in the most cool and innovative ways possible.”  

    The Bull-Pup Pump:                                                    ·         Will cycle lethal as well as less than lethal ammunition

    ·         Comes in array of popular colors

    ·         12 Gauge

    ·         18.5″ barrel

    ·         28″ Overall Length

    ·         Comes with two 5-round magazines and three chokes

    ·         Comes with Black Synthetic BAT Forward Grip

    ·         Takes 1919 mags and drums

    ·         Features both pump assist and bolt catch features

     

    The Bullpup Pump is making its debut release at Shot Show 2020 in Las Vegas, Booth 759.

    Doom Eternal – Official Story Gameplay Trailer 2

    January 14th, 2020

    Doom Eternal was unfortunately delayed from its original November 2019 release date to this coming March. However, we now have this woefully brief story trailer to help tide us over. It shows a space station within Earth’s orbit, which is probably the inter-mission ‘slayer’s base’ that was mentioned in pre-release materials for the game. It also shows one of the central antagonists, supposedly an angel of some type, as well as the Doom Slayer’s rival – a demon decked out in similar armor, and of course plenty of visceral demon slaying.

    2016’s Doom was such a great reimagining of the franchise, and I’m hoping this sequel manages to capture that same spark, although based on the footage seen thus far, that’ll probably be the case.

    Doom Eternal launches March 20th, 2020 on all major consoles and PC.

    Tasmanian Tiger Introduces the TT Vest Base Plus MKII and TT Trooper Back Plate

    January 11th, 2020

    The new adjustable, lightweight tactical vest is armor plate ready and customizable. The backplate carrier is an extension of the TT Chest Rig MKII.

    Miramar, Fla. (January 2020) – Tasmanian Tiger®, a tactical nylon line of products distributed exclusively for the US market by Proforce Equipment, Inc., announces the new TT Vest Base Plus MKII, a lightweight, adjustable tactical vest, armor plate and accessory-ready.

    Made from durable 700 denier Cordura® with a mesh material front and only weighing in at 25 ounces (720g), the TT Vest Base Plus MKII is length and width adjustable and has rubberized padded shoulder straps that also are length adjustable for all-day comfort and a perfect fit. The front has a fold-away compartment for a ballistic SAPI (30 x 25cm) panel and an insert for an additional armor plate on the back. There are plenty of options for customization with the addition of pouches and accessories on the TT Vest Base Plus MKII starting with MOLLE on the front, back, and side panels. Additionally, there is a zip compartment on the front. The vest is easy to take off and on and is lightweight and comfortable enough for wearing while traveling. Available in black, olive, and coyote for an MSRP of $139.00 (armor plates or accessory pouches not included).

    Another new plate carrier is the TT Trooper Back Plate, an extension that attaches to the TT Chest Rig MKII. The Trooper Back Plate clips on the back of the Chest Rig MKII to support the back-armor plate and additional gear. The adaptable suspension system keeps the weight balanced on the body and secure, even during active movement. It has MOLLE on the sides for the addition of extra pouches and features four hook-and-loop closure pouches for additional gear or magazines. The TT Trooper Back Plate comes in black, olive, coyote, and MultiCam with an MSRP of $89.95 (MultiCam MSRP is $99.95).

    Click to see the 2020 Tasmanian Tiger digital catalog here.

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    REAL PARTS: Star Wars ANH (1977) X-Wing Pilot Helmet

    January 7th, 2020

    One of the things that makes the original Star Wars so great is the plethora of props that are inspired by or outright formed from old military weapons and gear. Such is the case with the Rebel X-Wing pilot’s helmet, which was based on a Gentex APH-6 flight helmet. This video by YouTube channel Mike’s Tiny Shop details a bit of this history, and even shows the channel owner’s father’s own Vietnam-era restored APH-6. This is then compared to a replica of Wedge Antilles’ helmet from Episode 4: A New Hope, which the owner created using a helmet shell and miscellaneous parts.

    It’s a cool video to check out, whether your a fan of props, military gear, or tales of a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

    KRISS USA Release Vector Chambered in .22 Long Rifle

    January 4th, 2020

    January 2, 2020 – Chesapeake, Virginia, USA – KRISS USA is pleased to offer a new caliber to the Vector line up, .22 Long Rifle. The new rimfire Vector will debut during the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 21-24, 2020 at the KRISS USA booth, #8003.

    “We are very excited to add .22 Long Rifle to the list of calibers that the Vector is now chambered.” States KRISS USA Marketing Manager, Tim Seargeant. “The release of the Vector .22LR is an important milestone in the development of the Vector platform by making it more accessible to shooters of all skill levels and budget-minded consumers.

    The KRISS® Vector .22LR will be available in carbine (Vector CRB) and stabilizing brace (Vector SDP-SB) configurations with three color options; black, flat dark earth, and alpine white. The rimfire Vector firearms feature a low bore axis and a linear blowback action that are fed with a proprietary 10 rounds magazine; 30 round proprietary extended magazine will also be available.

    The Vector CRB .22LR model features a 16” threaded barrel, surrounded by an M-lok modular hand guard. Standard features include a picatinny top rail affixed with low profile front and rear flip sights, ambidextrous safety, and a 6 position M4 stock.

    The Vector SDP-SB .22LR model features a 6.5” threaded barrel. Standard features include a picatinny top rail affixed with low profile front and rear flip sights, ambidextrous safety, and a SB Tactical® Stabilizing Brace.

    The new .22LR models will become the most affordable versions of the KRISS® Vector, with a starting suggested retail price of $649.00.For more information about the KRISS® Vector .22LR visit the KRISS USA website at www.kriss-usa.com.

    Patriot Ordnance Factory Announces New Rebel .22LR Sub Gun

    January 1st, 2020

    The most uniquely engineered .22 LR on the market

    PHOENIX, Dec. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The new POF-USA Rebel was designed to defy what the world believes a .22 LR can be. Our engineers rebelled and created something revolutionary. Designed from the ground up around the 10/22® magazine by our Award-Winning engineering team at Patriot Ordnance Factory. The new Rebel provides an affordable package for customers never before seen in the firearms industry.

    The new POF-USA Rebel was designed to defy what the world believes a .22 LR can be. Our engineers rebelled and created something revolutionary. Designed from the ground up around the 10/22® magazine by our Award-Winning engineering team at Patriot Ordnance Factory. The new Rebel provides an affordable package for customers never before seen in the firearms industry. The Rebel features a finely tuned POF-USA designed semi-auto blowback operating system. Chambered in .22 LR and measuring in at 2

    The Rebel features a finely tuned POF-USA designed semi-auto blowback operating system. Chambered in .22 LR and measuring in at 21.5″ long, the Rebel weighs a mere 3.25lbs. Perfect for anyone to enjoy. It features an 8″ threaded barrel with 1/2×28 threads, perfect for the use of your favorite suppressor. An anodized aluminum monolithic upper receiver and handguard that mates seamlessly to our proprietary injection molded lower. In classic POF-USA fashion, the Rebel features MSR style controls and components. The Rebel comes standard with furniture from Mission First Tactical. Utilizing their ergonomic MFT Engage V2 Pistol Grip and the brand new MFT Battlelink Minimalist Pistol Stabilization Blade. All this, for a “small caliber” price tag.

    From its inception, the Rebel was designed to provide customers with a .22 LR sub-gun from the future that lives up to POF-USA’s design standards of excellence and innovation. All while allowing shooters of all skill levels, age and size to enjoy the best possible .22 LR shooting experience.

    The Rebel will have an MSRP of $649.99 and be available March 1st, 2020.
    For more information, visit www.pof-usa.com or call (623) 561-9572 or (877) 561-9572

    Gripknife Patriot

    December 29th, 2019

    This article was originally featured on Soldier Systems Daily
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    This isn’t the first time we’ve mentioned Gripknife and it probably won’t be the last. In storage mode it looks like an oversized foregrip.

    The blade stores in the handle and once disengaged from the Picatinny rail compatible mount it extends into position.

    DETAILS:
    Gripknife – 4” Patriot
    Knife Type: Foregrip
    User: Ambidextrous
    Mechanism: Out-The-Front
    Action: Magnetic Assist ™ Spring Assist
    Overall Length: 8.10″
    Overall Mounted Length (From Tactical Rail): 5.50″
    Blade Type: Spear Point, Single-Edged
    Blade Grind: Flat
    Blade Length: 4.00″
    Blade Material: M2 (54-56 HRC)
    Blade Width: ?1.06″
    Blade Thickness: .187″
    Blade Finish: Black Nitride
    Handle Material: Zytel
    Handle Color: Black
    Handle Texture: 60 Grit
    Handle Width 1.50″
    Handle Thickness: .96″

    gripknife.com/gripknife-patriot

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    December 25th, 2019

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    Henry Introduces NON-NFA Lever Action Axe .410

    December 22nd, 2019

    The Henry Lever Action Axe .410 features a unique “axe handle” grip and an overall length of 26.4-inches, which classifies it as a non-NFA firearm. The MSRP is $970.

    RICE LAKE, WI – December 19, 2019 – Henry, the leading lever action firearms manufacturer, introduced today a unique addition to their product line with the announcement of the Lever Action Axe .410, a non-NFA lever action firearm featuring a side loading gate and a signature “axe handle” grip. Now available at licensed firearms dealers nationwide, this new firearm is not regulated under the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ National Firearms Act and will not require a tax stamp to purchase.

    Anthony Imperato, President and owner of Henry Repeating Arms explains, “Our Mare’s Leg lever action pistols have been a popular choice among shooting sports enthusiasts for many years now, mainly because they’re so fun to shoot and the fact that they look like they came right out of a Western movie.” Imperato continues, “The Axe shares a similar form factor to our Mare’s Leg with some added features for more versatility.”

    Details of the Henry Lever Action Axe .410 include an engraving of Henry’s logo on the bottom of the genuine American walnut grip, a side loading gate, a brass bead front sight, and a threaded barrel for invector chokes.

    The Lever Action Axe .410 stresses the importance of a unique firearm that’s fun to use in a recreational setting, but it’s feature set also lends it utility. With a barrel length of just under 16-inches and an overall length of just over 26-inches the Axe can be stored in far more places than an average long gun. This compact stature opens the possibilities of where the Axe can be stored and used. The magazine, which holds 5 rounds of 2 ½” .410 shells can be continuously topped off through the side loading gate without needing to remove a tube magazine until the firearm needs to be unloaded. The round blued steel barrel is topped with a polished brass bead front sight and threaded for invector style chokes. A removable full choke is included out of the box. The bottom of the genuine American walnut “axe handle” grip is engraved on the bottom with Henry Repeating Arms’ cowboy logo.

    The new Lever Action Axe .410 (model H018AH-410) has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $970. More Information »

    Henry firearms can only be purchased through a licensed firearms dealer. For more information about Henry Repeating Arms and its products visit henryusa.com or call 866-200-2354.

    Shell Shock Technologies’ NAS3 Casings Used in Liberty Ammunition’s New Ultra-Lights

    December 19th, 2019

    Liberty Ammunition’s new Ultra-Lights, featuring Shell Shock Technologies’ casings, are 52 percent lighter than standard 125 grain 9mm lead jacketed hollow-points.

    Westport, Conn. (December 2019) – Shell Shock Technologies, LLC., an early-stage technology and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry, announces that Liberty Ammunition has introduced its Ultra-Lights round featuring Shell Shock Technologies’ revolutionary NAS3 casings.

    The new Liberty Ammunition Ultra-Lights are the Civil Defense rounds taken one step further. Liberty Ammunition’s innovative projectiles have been added to Shell Shock Technologies’ groundbreaking NAS3 casings. The 9mm Ultra-Lights total cartridge weighs only 93 grains, and is 52 percent lighter than standard 125 grain 9mm lead jacketed hollow-points.

    “We are truly excited and proud to have our cutting-edge casings be a part of Liberty Ammunition’s innovative new Ultra-Light round,” said Craig Knight, CEO of Shell Shock Technologies.

    Ultra-Lights Ballistic Performance:

    • Total Cartridge Weight: 93 Grains

    • Projectile Weight: 50 Grains

    • Velocity: > 2,000 feet per second

    • Kinetic Energy: > 450 ft. lbs.

    • Permanent Cavity: 3 ½” W x 10-13” D

    • Accuracy: < 1” at 25 meters

    Liberty Ammunition’s Ultra-Lights projectiles are copper monolithic with nickel plating and are turned on a precision CNC machine for consistency and accuracy. They are lightweight, extremely fast projectiles, with a large diameter deep hollow-point cavity.

    Our ammo penetrates barriers well, but when this cavity fills with soft tissue/liquid, the hydraulic pressure explodes the side walls of the projectile in a starburst-shaped pattern creating a devastating wound with multiple channels that cover a much greater area inside the target. Combined with Shell Shock Technologies’ two-piece cases, the new Ultra-Lights are the ultimate self-defense round.

    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.

    SIG SAUER Introduces New SIG AIR ProForce MCX Virtus Airsoft Rifle

    December 16th, 2019

    NEWINGTON, N.H., (December 16, 2019) – SIG SAUER is pleased to introduce the new SIG AIR ProForce MCX Virtus airsoft rifle. Designed and engineered for professionals and discerning recreational shooters, the MCX is the latest offering from the rapidly growing SIG AIR division of SIG SAUER.

    “The SIG AIR ProForce MCX Virtus is a very effective, safe training tool for professionals and avid target shooters that replicates the look and feel of its firearm counterpart, making it an ideal option for training in a myriad of environments where live fire is not possible,” said Matt Handy, Director, SIG AIR. “This is an exciting product for SIG AIR because, like the MCX, it’s completely modular and can be easily configured for multiple variations or loadouts based on purpose.”

    The SIG AIR ProForce MCX Virtus airsoft rifle is a battery-powered, automatic electric gun (AEG) that runs on a rechargeable battery. The airsoft rifle features an adjustable “hop-up” creating spin on the BBs for additional stabilization in flight, resulting in increased distance and accuracy. Equipped with interchangeable springs for velocity enhancement, the SIG AIR ProForce MCX Virtus has three fire control modes (safe, semi-automatic, and automatic). The included magazine holds 120 rounds of 6mm polymer or biodegradable BBs, with a velocity up to 370 fps and muzzle energy of 1 joule (using a .20-gram polymer BB.)

    ProForce MCX Virtus Airsoft Rifle:

    Total Length: 30”
    Barrel Length: 11.5”
    Weight: 6.5 lbs
    Finish: Black
    Muzzle Velocity: up to 370 fps
    Muzzle Energy: 1 joule
    Caliber: 6mm BB
    Magazine Capacity: 120 rounds
    Power Source: automatic Electric (Battery)

    The ProForce MCX Virtus airsoft rifle is now available for purchase at the sigsauer.com/store.

    MSRP: $459.99

    About SIG SAUER, Inc.
    SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 150 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. Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER has almost 2,000 employees across eight locations. For more information about the company and product line visit: sigsauer.com.

    Brownells Unveils Limited Edition Modern ARt Line

    December 14th, 2019

    GRINNELL, Iowa (December 13, 2019) – Triggered by emerging trends in the art world, Brownells unveiled its own limited-edition Modern ARt line – offering both a sculpture and t-shirts inspired by the sculpture.

    The sculpture, titled “The Joke-AR,” is a Brownells AR-15 magazine, hand painted banana yellow, affixed to a white background with a strip of silvery tape.

    Limited to only 10 signed and numbered copies, each version of “The Joke-AR” will retail for $1,200 with all proceeds going to support Special Operations Wounded Warriors – a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization dedicated to helping Purple Heart recipients of the US Special Operations community.

    Based on the sculpture, the Brownells ARt shirt bears a stylized image of the yellow magazine taped to a wall on the front, and a fruit-inspired Brownells logo on the back.

    Printed on white t-shirts made from a blend of 50/25/25 poly/combed ring spun cotton and rayon for comfort and style, the ARt Shirts are available in sizes Small through XXXL, and retail for $19.99.

    Both the sculpture “The Joke-AR” and the Brownells ARt Shirts are limited in production and will be available for only  a short time.

    Too see more, visit www.Brownells.com

    NERF – Fortnite Rocket Launcher

    December 13th, 2019

    While the excessive popularity of Fortnite escapes me, I do appreciate any cool dart blasters that come out to the market. And this clearly RPG-7 inspired Fortnite Rocket Launcher from NERF certainly fits the description of “cool dart blaster”.

    Modeled after the rocket launcher in the game Fortnite, but more brightly colored and less detailed than the in-game model to better establish itself as a toy, this particular blaster is pump action and fires large NERF foam rockets, two of which come with the blaster.

    It’s great to see another product in NERF’s comparatively limited line of large projectile blasters, and whether it’s kept as is, or customized with a paint job to better match the look of its name sake, this would be an awesome addition to any NERF war.

    The Fortnite Rocket Launcher NERF Blaster is available from various NERF retailers.

    nerf.hasbro.com/en-us/product/nerf-fortnite-rl-blaster

    Super7 – Conan The Barbarian Ultimate Figure

    December 11th, 2019

    Super7 currently has pre-orders up on a line of Conan the Barbarian Ultimate Figures. Seen here is the titular hero, coming in at 7” tall, and featuring an impressively detailed sculpt and multiple points of articulation. Conan also comes with the following accessories:

    Broken Father’s Sword
    Katars Gauntlets
    Alternate Head

    Aside from Conan, Super7 is also offering Thulsa Doom, Rexor, and Thorgrim figures. These figures will be available for pre-order until December 31st, on Super7’s website:

    Andre the Giant and Conan The Barbarian Ultimates Pre-Order Figures

    Custom NERF Volley Blaster

    December 7th, 2019

    Former toy designer, electrical and mechanical engineer, and YouTuber James Bruton came up with the idea for a NERF volley blaster after lamenting the lack of multi-shot blasters on the market. His design is built from 3D printed parts, and rather than launch the darts via air pressure, they feed from 10-round ‘magazines’ into a motorized roller system which plucks them out of the mag and launches them forward. It’s large and unwieldy, but as far as a proof-of-concept goes, it’s pretty neat.

    H&K Announces US Availability Of HK SP5

    December 4th, 2019

    Columbus, Georgia — Heckler & Koch is proud to announce the US availability of the HK SP5, the only authentic sporting version of the legendary MP5 submachine gun available.

    The SP5 was developed by HK as a semiautomatic, civilian sporting pistol that matches the look and feel of the legendary MP5 submachine gun.

    “Our whole team is very proud and very excited to finally bring the SP5 to the US,” HK-USA COO/CSO Mike Holley said. “The MP5 isn’t just a customer favorite, it’s an HK employee favorite too. So, we are just thrilled to roll out the most authentic semiautomatic-only version of it we’ve seen in the US.”

    Designed and manufactured to meet the definition of a civilian pistol, the SP5 is loaded with authentic features, like a Navy barrel with threaded tri-lug adaptor, paddle magazine release, fluted chamber and chrome-lined bore.

    The backbone of the SP5 is the roller-delayed blowback operating system, which is legendary for its accuracy, reliability, and smooth shooting dynamic. Originally perfected on the Heckler & Koch G3 rifle, it has been used on several other HK firearms still serving today around the world.

    The SP5 is manufactured in Heckler & Koch’s Oberndorf factory in southwest Germany. It retains many of the critical elements of the MP5, including its precision-machined components and attention to detail. This high level of quality and workmanship is a result of making the SP5 in the same factory, on the same lines, and by the same workforce that has been making MP5s for years.

    A wide variety of accessories can be added to increase its functionality. As the world’s most popular pistol-caliber carbine platform, the MP5 and SP5 are supported by an aftermarket loaded with lots of great accessories.

    The SP5 is shipping now. MSRP is $2,799.

    About Heckler & Koch
    Heckler & Koch is the world’s premier small arms systems company and a major supplier to global military, law enforcement agencies, and civilian shooters. An innovative leader in design and manufacturing, Heckler & Koch provides technologically advanced firearms, logistical support, training, and specialized services with the highest standards of innovation and reliability to its customer base. Heckler & Koch’s well-known range of products include the USP series pistols, MP5 submachine gun, the MP7 Personal Defense Weapon, the G36 weapon system, the HK416 enhanced carbine, HK45, P30, and most recently VP series pistols.

    hk-usa.com/hk-models/sp5

    SIG SAUER Introduces the Commercial Variant of the U.S. Military M18 with the P320-M18

    December 3rd, 2019

    NEWINGTON, N.H., (December 3, 2019) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to introduce the P320-M18, the commercial variant of the U.S. Military Modular Handgun System (MHS) M18. A smaller version of the M17, the P320-M18 features a 3.9” barrel, compact slide, and carry length grip module. The M18 was recently chosen as the official sidearm of the U.S. Marine Corps, and has been recently issued alongside the full-size M17 to all branches of the US Military as a result of the MHS contract award.

    “Since the official selection of the M17 and M18 by the U.S. Army for the Modular Handgun System (MHS), we’ve seen significant civilian interest to own both variants of the handguns. The P320-based M17 and M18 are among the most tested handguns in history and the pair has been proven to be unmatched in both accuracy and reliability,” said Tom Taylor. Chief Marketing Officer, and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales. “We are very proud that with the P320-M18, civilians can now own the same innovation and versatility that has made either the M17 and M18 the handgun of choice for all branches of the U.S. Military.”

    The P320-M18 is a 9mm striker-fired pistol with an exclusive “M18-XXXXXX” serial number that comes with one 17-round magazine and two 21-round magazines. The pistol features a SIGLITE front night sight and a removable night sight rear plate as specified by the MHS contract. The slide is optic ready and with the rear sight assembly removed, the SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO1Pro Optic mounts directly to the slide. The P320-M18 is configured nearly identically to the U.S. Military’s models and features black controls, a carry-length coyote-tan grip module, coyote PVD finished slide, and an ambidextrous manual safety. The P320-M18 is also available in a state compliant version and is currently listed on the Massachusetts handgun roster.

    P320-M18 Handgun Specs:
    Overall Length: 7.2”
    Overall Width: 1.6”
    Weight (incl. magazine): 28.1 oz
    Overall Height: 5.5”
    Barrel Length: 3.9”
    Sight Radius: 5.8”

    The P320-M18 handgun is currently shipping and now available in retail stores.

    Standard Clothing Company

    December 1st, 2019

    Started by twin brothers Keith and Wade Hudson, US Army and USMC Veterans respectively, Standard Clothing Company is an apparel company which aims at “disrupting the traditional Veteran & Military apparel markets”. They do this by offering a comparatively simplistic line of apparel, focusing on comfort and quality without massive graphics or flashy designs. Rather, their shirts feature subtle accents and patches made from re-purposed military combat uniforms.

    The Standard Clothing Company website is currently up and running, although they’ll also be launching a pre-order campaign on Kickstarter early next year, so stay tuned for more info as it becomes available.

    www.standardclothingus.com

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    November 28th, 2019

    Did you have a good Turkey day? Tell us about it in the comment section. Oh, and enjoy this completely unrelated clip from the greatest gangster movie never made:

    Franklin Armory – New Aura Muzzle Devices

    November 26th, 2019

    Minden, NV, November 27, 2019 – Franklin Armory® releases their new line of muzzle devices – The Aura™ and Aura™ XTD. Franklin Armory®, the makers of the Triumvir™ muzzle device, introduces the new Aura™ muzzle device. These new brakes are designed to greatly reduce felt recoil allowing faster follow up shots, the perfect pairing for our BFSIII™ triggers.

    The Aura™ is perfect for minimalist and/or competition builds. Being short and light while providing excellent recoil reduction, the Aura™ brakes are the perfect addition to any firearm. The Aura™ XTD is the extended version with a 6 o’clock pre-drilled hole for pin and weld applications for 14.5-inch barrels. The Aura™ series is currently available in 5.56NATO1/2-28 thread with many more calibers and thread patterns coming very soon.

    •Greatly reduces felt recoil
    •Machined from 416 stainless steel
    •Aura™ XTD Series comes pre-drilled for pin and weld applications
    •Perfect for competition builds
    •100% American made

    The Aura™ and Aura™ XTD is available now! If you would like more information about this topic, please see our website at www.franklinarmory.com

    SIG SAUER Delivers Milestone 100,000th M17 / M18 Handgun to U.S. Military

    November 24th, 2019

    NEWINGTON, N.H., (November 22, 2019) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is proud to announce the delivery of the 100,000th M17 and M18 for the Modular Handgun System program to the U.S. Military, ahead of schedule, and surpassing the performance standards and requirements since the official contract award in January 2017.

    “In the month of October SIG SAUER exceeded our manufacturing requirements by thirty percent and delivered a record-setting 12,100 handguns to the U.S. Military to achieve this historic milestone for SIG SAUER and the MHS program,” began Ron Cohen, President & CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc. “With the strict accuracy and acceptance specifications that the M17 and M18 are continuously exceeding, it’s clear that the success of this program can be directly attributed to the reliability, durability, and accuracy of the handgun, which has resulted in the high demand for both the M17 and M18 from every branch of the U.S. Military.”

    The M17 and M18 handguns are a 9mm, striker-fired, P320-based handgun platform, featuring coyote-tan PVD coated stainless steel slides with black controls and utilize both 17-round and 21-round magazines. The handguns are equipped with SIGLITE front night sights, removable night sight rear plates, and manual safeties. To date SIG SAUER has delivered M17 and M18 handguns to all branches of the U.S. Military and the U.S. Coast Guard.

    “From the very beginning the MHS program has been a true partnership between SIG SAUER and the U.S. Army which has resulted in the overwhelming success of the program, and ensuring that the M17 and M18 handguns are entering service, and in the field with our military,” concluded Cohen.

    Mondo – Half-Life 2 Gordon Freeman 1/6 Scale Figure

    November 21st, 2019

    After over a decade since the last entry in the franchise, Valve Corporation has finally announced a brand-new chapter in the Half-Life saga: Half-Life 3 Half-Life: Alyx! And, what better way to celebrate than with a figure of everyone’s favorite theoretical-physicist-turned-surprisingly-capable combatant and freedom fighter, Gordon Freeman. This figure depicts Gordon as he appears in Half-Life 2, decked out in the updated HEV suit, and featuring 25+ points of articulation. Additionally, he comes with the following accessories:

    – Gravity Gun with light-up feature
    – Removable eyeglasses
    – Crowbar
    – Shotgun with pump action
    – Handgun with removable clip
    – 3 x Frag Grenades
    – Pheropod
    – 7 x Interchangeable hands
    – Figure stand

    The Mondo exclusive variant also comes with a headcrab.

    At $200, it’s a bit pricey, but either variant’s sure to go quick, so you’ll want to jump on Mondo’s website right at Noon CT to have a shot at picking one up for yourself.

    mondotees.com/blogs/news/new-half-life-gordon-freeman-1-6-scale-figure

    80 Percent Arms Introduces GST-9 Ghost: First Truly Modular 80% Pistol Frame System

    November 19th, 2019

    Garden Grove, CA., (November 15, 2019) – 80 PERCENT ARMS, Inc., the nation’s largest manufacturer of 80% firearms, is proud of our history in challenging the status quo by releasing new products that have revolutionized the 80% lower industry. Today, we are continuing the tradition with the release of our new GST-9 Ghost: the world’s first truly modular 80% pistol frame system compatible with Glock® 19 platform components, as well as our patent-pending modular grips allow for easy conversion between compact and full size. We started by taking a close look at the famously reliable Glock® platform, diligently researched what was missing on the market today, then used our years of expertise manufacturing 80% firearms to develop the most shootable 80% pistol system from the ground up.

    Based on extensive research and focus group testing, we also improved ergonomics by designing a contoured grip that improves comfort and helps tame recoil. The undercut trigger guard gives you a higher grip on the frame, thus lowering the bore-axis and reducing muzzle flip for faster, more accurate follow-up shots.

    The GST-9 Ghost features several improvements over the time-tested Glock® platform, starting with the mating surface between the slide and frame. Frame rails have been extended three times their normal length for more repeatability, better accuracy, and controlled recoil impulse. Nickel plating improves reliability by reducing friction between moving parts in the harshest conditions, even after liquid lubricants have long since cooked off. 

    The GST-9 is centered around one thing: you. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to your mission. That’s why we designed the GST-9 to allow every shooter to build a frame that is tailor-made for them. Whether it’s a compact or full-size grip, a streamlined magwell for carry or a flared magwell for competition, we give you options. Build the frame you want for your mission with the 80 Percent Arms GST-9 Ghost.