Dual Independent Night Vision Mount
This mount allows to use two independent devices with features that are usually present in dual night vision devices. The mount allows to fold upwards each device independently, also creating a much lower profile when stowed on top of the helmet system. The use of quick disconnect attachment points allows to have great versatility and flexibility allowing the temporary use of one single device (for example for aiming a primary weapon sight in passive night vision applications) or for utilizing a different unit on one side (for example a thermal device).
LAMG (Light Assault Machine Gun)
Mr. Geissele holding Project Joy, or the VSASS (Very long range Semi Auto Sniper System); a weapon platform that is chambered in .260 Rem but is soon going to available also in 7.62 NATO and 6.5 Creedmoor.
The weapon system is engineered and manufactured entirely by Geissele, including the innovative suppressor: Super Night Owl.
The Magpul Bipod was designed to be the most durable and versatile bipod for the money. Rich with important features, our lightweight Mil-spec hard anodized 6061 T-6 aluminum and injection-molded polymer bipod brings innovation in ergonomics, functionality, strength and value together. An aesthetically pleasing, low-profile design conceals its mechanisms and hardware, smoothly brushing off snags and bumps. Optimized for rapid one-handed adjustments, the bipod quickly and quietly transitions between countless user configurations. The Magpul Bipod includes many features normally found on bipods at a significantly higher cost.
Durable & Lightweight
The Magpul Bipod is exceptionally strong and built to perform under punishing field conditions. Like all Magpul products, the Bipod is constructed of rugged, high-strength materials and designed to last a lifetime. In the shooting position, it is easily loaded with stabilizing forward tension without fear of failure or warping. Mil-spec hard anodized 6061 T-6 aluminum, stainless steel internals, and injection-molded reinforced polymer ensure years of dependable performance and reliability, all while shaving weight. At just over 11 oz., the Magpul Bipod is lighter than many pricier bipods currently on the market.
Innovative, Adjustable, & Easy to Use
Deploying and adjusting the Magpul Bipod is quick and easy. Spring-tensioned legs stow neatly forward and snap down and lock into place with one hand. Leg extensions slide and lock securely with the push of a button on any of the seven half-inch spaced locking detents. The legs extend a full four inches, from 6.3” to 10.3”. An industry-exclusive 50° of total tilt and 40° of total pan are controlled by a glove-friendly knurled tool-less bipod locking knob located between the extended legs, allowing easy adjustment between shots. Additionally, the Magpul Bipod has the exclusive ability to lock pan at 0° while maintaining full tilt functionality.
Smooth & Unobtrusive
From the drawing board, the Magpul Bipod was designed to be barely noticed until needed. Folded, the streamlined housing and legs fit neatly under the barrel and are just under 2.3” deep and 3.3” wide. In addition, anodized surfaces and tight, precision tolerances mitigate squeaks and rattles.
The Magpul® Bipod has many features that are also useful even when it is in the stowed position. A soft rubber bipod locking knob cap is attached to the locking knob gives users a steady, non-marring forward rest while the bipod is folded. Additionally, its staggered soft rubber feet hold fast on a variety of shooting surfaces and are easily removed with a roll pin punch. Should users choose to change feet, the Magpul Bipod’s legs accept all Atlas pattern bipod replaceable feet.
The Magpul Bipod is available in three popular mounting platforms: M-LOK ® (MAG933), 1913 Picatinny Rail (MAG941), and A.R.M.S® 17S Style (MAG951), and is available in BLK or FDE colors. The Bipod for A.R.M.S.®17S Style must be used in conjunction with an appropriate 17S-style mounting device that is purchased separately and typically is quick-detach capable, for proper mounting to your weapon system of choice.
Images and description from Magpul.com
- Caliber: .223 Rem (chambered in Wylde)
- Barrel Length: 14.5″ with a 1 in 9 twist rate
- Forged and machined with proprietary ADC design and manufactured with AL7075T6
- Hard black anodized
- M4 Feedramps
- Ambidextrous charging handle with oversized tactical latch
- Forged and machined with proprietary ADC design and manufactured with AL7075T6
- Hard black anodized
- Flared mag-well
- Integral oversized trigger guard
- Ambi safety selector 45 degree
- Oversized mag release
- Hammer forged
- Heavy profile
- 1/2 x 28 muzzle thread
- Carbine length gas tube
Bolt and Action
- Prismatic heavy phosphate bolt carrier group
- DI gas system with carbine length
- Octagonal free float slim with full size Picatinny with diagonal cut
- CNC machined
- M-LOK System
- U.L.T.R.A. single stage trigger
- Adjustable 2,5Lb pull
For more information please visit: ADCCustom.com
After collaborating with some of the most respected gunsmiths and manufacturers of the firearms industry, SilencerCo enriches the Summit program with an SSVi™ signed project.
“The HK® VP9® is an ergonomically-friendly yet classically-German pistol that combines comfort with utilitarianism. When Damon Young from SSVi™ first got his hands on one, this death metal drummer turned artisan knew he had to make it his own. The SSVi Signature Series VP9 quickly became one of their most iconic modification packages, with the lines of the VP9 lending themselves seamlessly to SSVi’s recognizable style.
SilencerCo teamed up with the self-proclaimed Modern Day Mjolnir to create one of the most iconic Summit packages to date. Not only does it feature hand crafted customization by SSVi and no-two-alike finishing by Blowndeadline – this package also includes a silencer that you can’t buy anywhere else: the Osprey 9K.
Look through the images to see for yourself how perfectly these elements came together to create one of the most unique Summit packages.”
- SSVi Customized Signature Series VP9
- Blowndeadline Battleworn Matching Finish on Osprey 9K and VP9
- SilencerCo Threaded Barrel
- Black Nitrided 1/2×28 Piston
- Heinie VP9 Suppressor Sights
- Hand-Aged Ammo Can Carrying Case
- Two Magazines
- All HK Factory Accessories Included
For more information please visit: SilencerCo.com/summit/ssvi
Striker fired pistols are becoming an important segment worldwide for the Military & Law Enforcement sector. The Beretta APX, utilizing a removable, serialized chassis frame, can be easily modified with a replaceable grip frame housing and is simple to disassemble and maintain. The lightweight frame housing is made of fiberglass reinforced technopolymer.
The APX’s extremely low profile and snag free design make it easy to carry and draw from a holster. Ease of use was the key driver in the development of the APX. A slide catch lever is located on both sides of the frame. The operating/locking system is based on a tilt-barrel, locked breech. Beretta APX pistols have a unique feature that allows the user to deactivate the internal striker mechanism prior to disassembly. This means the pistol can be field stripped without pulling the trigger.
The Trigger Safety stops the trigger from traveling rearward through inertia, in the event the pistol is dropped. When the trigger is intentionally pulled, the Trigger Safety is instantly deactivated. Frame safety, magazine safety, and a loaded chamber indicator are available on request. To accommodate right or left-handed use, the APX’s magazine release button can be easily reversed.
The high-definition 3-dot sight system is designed for quick target acquisition. The new sight system, patented by Beretta, allows the user to adjust both front and rear sights. The sights can be removed for replacement with other types of sights. Thanks to a newly patented modular system, the pistol adapts to different hand sizes with interchangeable back-straps of different thickness and configuration for individualized performance. The pistol comes with a standard Picatinny rail (MIL STD 1913) under the barrel.
The APX should be officially announced for the US market at the NRA Show.
Info and Specs from Beretta Defense Technologies
What do we have to say except:
- Modular Design with two lenghts configuartions
- It’s hearing safe with all 9mm rounds (with the longer configuration)
- It can be holstered
- Red Dot sight cut out of the box
- KeyMod attachments for light and lasers
- Uses standard and ubiquitous Glock magazines
- Aggressive texture on the polymer frame
- Made in the USA
- Fight the Noise
At SHOT Show 2017, Trijicon displayed the new optics for this year: the new MRO Patrol, the new AccuPower 1-8, the new MGRS and the line of Thermal optics.
The new Trijicon MRO Patrol is a modified version of the MRO red dot sight. It features an objective cover and a anti-reflective device and comes from the factory with an ocular lens cover.
AccuPower 1-8 x 28
The new Trijicon AccuPower is a versatile variable low power optic with a first focal plane reticle. The 1 power setting is a true 1x and allows the user to engage the target with both eyes open. The clarity of the optic combined with the high power of 8x allows for very accurate engagements even at distance. The optic’s reticle and adjustments are available both in MIL and MOA.
MGRS (Machine Gun Reflex Sight)
The Trijicon MGRS is designed to be mounted on 249, 240, M134 or on the “Ma Deuce”. I features a very large (both in width and height) 1 x obejective lens which provides and extremely wide field of view. To the MGRS there can be attached a flippable magnified optic.
Trijicon New Thermal Optics
2016 has been a very big year for thermal optics; the price has decreased and the technologies become more compact, lightweight and reliable. 2017 seems to also be a very promising year for the thermal optic segment of the tactical/hunting market with the entry of big players such as Trijicon and other competitors. Trijicon has displayed on the show’s floor some products, showing the interested in pursuing both the Clip-On and the Standalone segments.
CZ released a new 9mm striker fired pistol with a similar design to the previous double action P07. The P10-C fits between the full-size and the compact size and holds 15 rounds.
CZ seems to have taken inspiration from the modifications that users did to their pistols, from the stippling job on the frame to the front serrations and cuts on the slide and the use of night sights. The trigger is very crisp and light with a “dynamic duty” feel to it and the reset is extremely short.
At SHOT Show Daniel Defense displayed their new V7 rifle line for 2017. They have added three variants of the DDM4 V7 (which was introduced to the market last year at SHOT): the shorter V7 S, the lighter V7 LW and the competition-focused V7 PRO . We also had a chance to try them at the range events.
The V7s is 11.5″ barrel SBR chambered in 223. It features a shorter version of the Daniel Defense V7 M-Lok handguard.
Very similar to the DDM4V7, the LightWeight version features a lighter and slimmer barrel profile but still keeps the 16″ lenght of ve standard V7.
The DDM4V7 Pro is a longer 18″ barrel rifle. The V7 Pro comes standard with a heavier barrel profile and a muzzle device that delivers an extremely flat and almost recoil-less shooting experience.
Smith & Wesson as implemented some changes and improvements in the latest iteration of their M&P pistol.
After years of success with their M&P model, Smith & Wesson has collected a lot of feedback from the field.
Some of the key features that had been added or enhanced are: front slide serrations, crisp and light trigger and a more aggressive grip texture.
MSR 15 Recon:
MSR 10 Hunter:
DDM4V7 LW (Light Weight)
Updated Vector with new upper receiver and new Defiance furniture:
Defiance (Brand of Kriss USA):
DMK 22 LR (AR carbine in 22LR)
New Razor Sight:
Geissele and ALG:
Steiner has released images for the newest addition to their tactical and military line of weapon optics. The newest addition is a no-magnification RDS with a wide field of view, the R1X.
Together with the R1X Steiner has released images of the R1X-L, a variant that incorporates RDS and laser in one single device. This design will allow the user not only to simplify the zeroing of the rifle, but also slim down the profile of the rifle by not having a laser device mounted on the hand-guard of the rifle. The use of short barrel rifles in close quarters usually compromises the ability of the operator to comfortably configure light and lasers on the weapon, the fact that Steiner has integrated two key components in one single device provides more flexibility to the user.
The DBAL-PL incorporates four low-light/no-light elements in one single compact device: 400 Lumen white light, Green visible laser, IR laser and IR illuminator. The two switches allow to engage either white light and visible laser or IR illuminator and IR laser. The compact package is designed to fit on a sidearm.
(Also notice the new Beretta APX, the newest striker-fired pistol chambered in 9mm from the Italian manufacturer)
Similar in design to the DBAL-PL the Steiner SBAL-PL features a 500 Lumen white light and a green visible laser.
For more info please visit steiner-optics.com and make sure to follow our SHOT Show 2017 updates.
We have been following with great admiration in regards of engineering and design capabilities. On their Instagram account they have been posting some images of very interesting new products, from silencers to firearms and furniture. One of the most significant introduction is the “Honey Badger” a re-engineered version of the AR15 specifically designed to be chambered in 300 Blackout. For what we know (and what we can tell from the pictures) the main features of this rifle are the silencer (Integrally suppressed design) and the stock/buffer tube assembly. Since the gun will only be available in 300 BLK the addition of a proprietary buffer spring and stock may be a key detail in order to provide extraordinary performance.
The company seems to be bringing some very interesting mounting solutions for silencers. From the photos posted on their Instagram Account the Q seems to be introducing itself also in the 7.62 rifle segment.
From some photos it is possible to see the internal design of the silencer, also compared to a Sig Silencer. The device itself seems to be very lightweight, a feature in which Mr. Brittingham strongly believes.
We are really looking forward to have a chance to see and try these products. In the past Mr. Brittingham’s designs have never let our expectations down, he and his team really know what’s up.
Kinetic Development Group has once again brought a much needed solution to the market through the Sidelok line. This latest addition allows the user to quickly change optics throughout various weapon platforms with ease and without losing accuracy.
The new KDG Modular Optic Mount is based off the proven Sidelok family of quick detach optic mounts, and features the same user-friendly, toolless design. KDG set out to design a Sidelok mount for all common, tube-style optics that will offer more user-configurable options than what is currently available from competing QD mounts. The Modular Optic Mount currently comes in three configurations, with ring sizes for 1”, 30mm and 34mm tubes.
The mount is offered with a user removable cantilever bar, in which the rings securely mount. This bar runs parallel to the weapon’s bore, and is ideal for all semi and fully automatic carbines, rifles and DM style firearms. KDG plans to release a separate 20 MOA bar in the future, for those that might require the added elevation for particular optic or application.
The matched front and rear rings are CNC machined, and wire EDM cut to be as precisely concentric as possible. The upper and lower ring remain matched for the duration of its production, and feature witness marks for assembly in the form of recessed dots. This allows the user to match the proper ring to its base, and ensure the mount is as truly aligned as possible. The rings themselves can be adjusted forward or back to the user’s preference, to avoid interference with large front objective bells, turret adjustment knobs, and rear magnification adjustment collars. The rings themselves bolt into a track system to facilitate this adjustment. The same track system allows the user to purchase and install separate rings in the future, should they decide to change to an optic with a larger or smaller diameter tube. This feature will save the shooter or organization money, as the majority of cost is in the base of the unit.
For more info please visit: kineticdg.com/product-category/sidelok/
Images and details from Kinetic Development Group
M+M Industries, a true innovator among the firearms community, has released the new version of their popular M10X. This platform takes inspiration from some of the most world-renowned rifles.
There are quite a bit of enhancements and changes applied to the new M10X. They have added the Magpul MOE pistol grip and the latest Magpul Zhukov folding/collapsible stock; designed specifically for all the platforms without buffer-tubes, equipped with QD sling mounts and modular cheek risers.
The handguard has also been redesigned, with the implementation of forward QD sling mounts and more Magpul M-Lok slots on the 2 and 10 o’clock position, making the whole system more customizable and modular.
As for the barrel, the new M10X’s muzzle has been change to allow the usage of 5/8 x 24 Muzzle brakes.
All of the changes and enhancements of the new version are compatible with the older M10X system.
The overall weight of the newer version is 7.4 LBS against 8.5 LBS of the older version.
For more information on the New version of the M10X please visit the M+M Industries website
- Slide cut + RMR cut
- Stippled polymer frame with trigger guard cut for higher grip
- Threaded barrel coated with TiN
- Drop-in trigger
For Shot Show 2016 KRISS has released the Gen 2 Vector, now also available in 9 x 19 mm. The Vector Gen2 has a Cerakote finish available in many different colors: Black, FDE, OD Green, Alpine and Combat Grey. The KRISS Vector GEN II is more ergonomic with a redesigned trigger, a short throw ambidextrous safety lever, and a more comfortable pistol grip.
The caliber change between the .45 ACP to the 9 x 19mm doesn’t require any tools, and it takes a few seconds. After releasing three pins the whole lower receiver assembly come apart and you simply swap it with the other one.
KRISS Vector GEN II SMG in 9mm FDE and KRISS Vector GEN II SDP in 9mm BLK.
KRISS Vector GEN II CRB Enhanced in 9mm Combat Grey and KRISS Vector GEN II CRB in 9mm BLK.
KRISS Vector GEN II SBR in 9mm Black and KRISS Vector GEN II SDP in 9mm Olive Drab Green.
Throughout 2016 KRISS will also release the Vector Gen 2 in other calibers. The lower receivers and the complete firearms will then be available to the public in .45 ACP, 9×19 mm, 9×21 IMI, .357 SIG, 10mm and .40 S&W.
For more information please visit KRISS USA Website.
SWR or SilencerCo Weapon Research has now released the RADIUS. This is an affortable and user-configurable rangefinder with an accurate effective range of up to a mile. It runs for 12 hours with only 2 CR123A and can be mounted non 1913 rails both horizontally and vertically. One of the main features is that it does the user to check the range without taking the hand off the weapon system. The MSRP is only $999.
Do we need to say more?
This is the prototype of the Maxim 9 integrally suppressed pistol made by SilencerCo. Since last year they have made some changes to the project. The Maxim 9 is no longer based off of a Smith and Wesson M&P9, instead they have decided to design a platform from the ground up; it now holds Glock magazines.
The SilencerCo Hybrid is probably the quietest suppressor we have ever tried. The key feature of this product is the versatility, it can be used with so many calibers that we will soon write an article about it.
The Omega 9K is also an incredibly quiet silencer. Its design features a compact 5″ length and a feather-light 8.8 ounces but can still provide hearing safe dB with a 9mm pistol, SMG or 300 Blk rifle. Versatile, small and short but still full-auto rated hearing safe.
The Omega is also an incredibly quiet suppressor, it was mounted on a 300 blk AR-15 and we think it could be around 120 dB.
The Osprey Micro is probably one of the most fun to shoot. Even the biggest warriors on the planet cannot hold a smile while shooting with this suppressor on a 22 LR pistol or carbine.
Here are some of the other suppressors that were displayed at the booth at Shot Show.
One of the most innovative products displayed at Shot Show, this year, came from M+M industries. The American AK manufacturer is now presenting on the market the next step in the evolution of the Kalashnikov’s design. We haven’t had the chance to shoot this rifle yet, but form an engineering point of view it seems to be very promising, with increased reliability, accuracy and attachment options.
The M10, the previous version of this rifle, was sent to more the 250 experts in 2015 for a field test. Now, the M+M engineers have made some minor changes and adjustments based on the feedback they have received. This platform will be available in 7.62 x 39mm.
The difference between this product and other US-manufactured AK platforms is that instead of jamming an AK mag into an AR15 (we have seen these atrocities way to much at the show this year) or just rebuilding the AK with almost the same processes used in Soviet Russia in the 50s they have adapted the Kalash concept to the production systems of the 21st century. New technologies, like for example 3-axes CNC machining, allow the production of fewer but more complicated components, reducing slacks and weak points. This is a lighter, easier to maintain, more accurate and more reliable system that still fires the 7.62 x 39 round.
As you can see from the image below these are the components of the two weapon systems, on the right is the standard-design AK and the left is the new M+M model 10X.
For more information please visit M+M Website.
2001-2016 Daniel Defense has been manufacturing high-quality firearms for 15 years, both for military and civilian markets. This year at Shot Show they have launched their anniversary rifle to commemorate this milestone. This product will be available in 223 for around $ 3000.
Along with the “Fifteen Years” rifle they have released the brand new DDM4 V7. This rifle comes in 5.56 NATO with a 16″ cold hammer forged barrel and 1:7″ rifling twist. The V7 features also the new MFR x5 rail systems with M-Lok and QD sling attachment points. On the range this rifle seems perfectly balanced. The mid-length gas system, the DD improved flash suppressor and the weigh just over 6 lb really deliver an incredible shooting experience.
The other new rifle that has debuted at the show was the DDM4 ISR Gen2 in 300 Blk. The Integrally Suppressed Rifle features a 9″ barrel with a pistol length gas system and 1:8″ rifling twist. Although the barrel length is under 16″ the ISR is not to be considered an SBR due to the fact that the suppressor installed is welded in position; so instead of a two tax stamps it needs only one. The rail system is MFR XL with KeyMod interface and it covers almost the whole barrel+suppressor length providing better control for weapon manipulation and more space for accessories. The MSRP of the ISR Gen2 in 300 blk is $3050.
Daniel Defense has also introduced a foldig-stock version of the MK18.
The MK12 and the DDM5 V1 were also at the booth, and we couldn’t resist the temptation of taking some photos.
Bravo Company Manufacturing has released a full line of 300 Blackout carbines and upper receivers. With this latest addition, BCM has officially entered the 300 blk segment of the firearm industry. The many similarities in the components of the weapon platform between .223 (or 5.56) and 300 Blackout allow an easy and cost effective caliber conversion.
In the past few years we have seen many other companies entering the 300 Blk market; we are very glad to see one of the best firearms manufacturer following the same steps. BCM will be offering the 300 Blackout upper receiver in 16″ RECCE, 12.5″ CQB and 10″ Pistol lengths.
Approved by SAAMI on 17 January, 2011, Supersonic 300 AAC Blackout 110-125 grain 300 Blackout ammunition was designed to produce a similar ballistic effect on target of a 7.62 x 39 mm round but out of a 9″ barreled AR platform carbine. At 300 meters, 300 Blackout has 16.7% more energy than a 7.62 x 39mm round. A supersonic round fired from a 9″ barreled AR pattern 300 Blackout carbine will match or exceed the energy at the muzzle of a 14.5″ 5.56 M4 carbine.
BCM 300 Blackout carbines use the exact same components, down to the magazines, as the rest of our carbine fleet with the exception of the barrels. This also means an end user can utilize both their existing magazines and AR accessories to fine tune the feel of their carbine, same as any other M4 or Recce rifle.
The 300 Blackout line of BCM carbines are built on our 1:7 Twist 11595E Certified Steel barrels. The bore on each BCM Enhanced Barrel is honed to perfect the rifled finish prior to chrome lining both bore and chamber. With a continuous taper profile designed to optimize balance, performance and weight; each BCM barrel is fluted toward the rear near chamber, increasing strength and speeding heat dissipation. Barrel harmonics and accuracy have been further improved by removing the sharp handguard cap shoulder commonly associated with AR platform barrels. Reliable, mil-spec quality, BCM Enhanced Barrels will deliver a repeated positive effect on target, every time you press the trigger.
For more information about the 300 Blackout caliber, its conversion and its performance (also at distance) please take a look at what Travis Haley from Haley Strategic Partners has to say after one year of test and evaluation with this platform.
Every shooter should enjoy the hearing safety, reduced felt recoil and optimized overall experience of a silenced firearm, whether at the range or on a hunt. SIG SAUER is committed to making silencers accessible to more shooters by advancing silencer legislation and by increasing the affordability of silencers through smarter engineering and design.
Introducing Taper-Lok™—a next-generation technology, exclusive to SIG SAUER Silencers. This innovative, three-piece system is built for speed, accuracy and repeatability over time. Modular design allows for simple and economical changes to your muzzle configuration. Integrated wrench flats mean no ratchet teeth to wear out or damage. Provides the least zero-shift even through multiple install/removal cycles. For each caliber Sig Sauer allows the operator to chose between the different attachment systems, materials and dimensions; making each and every suppressor suited for the job. Sig Sauer, as for now, provides the user six different caliber: 5.56, 7.62 and .338 LM, .22, 9 mm and .45 ACP.
Rugged, 17-4 stainless steel baffles are enclosed by a titanium tube for leading durability and the lightest pistol silencers available. The interchangeable baffles allow for easy silencer assembly and maintenance. The most common standard and metric pistons are included in every box, allowing you to use the same silencer on a full arsenal of host pistols.
Sig Sauer Silencers will be soon available for a very reasonable price. Maybe this time your wife won’t be so upset we she finds out how much you spent on your AR.