SCAR MREX MK II M-Lok
This year at SHOT, KDG has launched the updated version of the MREX rail for the SCAR platform. It comes in three different lengths and it feature M-Lok slot on all surfaces. The new version also extend vertically to provide protection from the heat of the gas block. Available in tan and black.
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
Kinetic Development Group has been releasing a lot of great new products in the last few months. They have been focusing mainly on the FNH Herstal SCAR platform, diversifying from most of the other firearm accessories manufacturers on the market. We have already introduced you to the SCAR Adaptable Stock (SAS) a few months ago. Since then KDG has released some other interesting products both for the SCAR and AR platform (technically any platform thanks to the Magpul M-LOK system [Read our article]). They started by providing the FN SCAR operator an alternative extended aluminum rail system that would provide the same customization and attachment options as most ARs do, this is the MREX (Modular Receiver EXtention).
KDG has also released in the past few moths a new mounting system based on the M-Lok platform: the Kinect QD. This line of Quick-Detach mounts allows the operator to change and swap accessories on the weapon within seconds. There are two spring-loaded wedges in the base of the Kinect™ mounting point. When you press the accessory or rail section down in the MLOK™ slot, two tiny deployment triggers get pressed against the rail firing the wedges into place. There is nothing more frustrating that fiddling with an allen wrench (if you can find it) to get your accessories on an off your weapon with traditional modular rail sections. This changes the whole dynamic of the MLOK™ system and really makes every accessory truly removable with the ability to mount it in a second when needed. Due to the high quality materials and engineering skills this system does not fear recoil or hard use.
The last product line KDG has released is the Sidelock Optic Mounts. The first one to arrive on the market was designed for the Aimpoint Comp M4. The patented cam system locks the mount down onto picatinny without the need of tools, side levers, or huge knobs. The release system allows users to change out their optics on the fly with less hassle. The 3 levels of locks insure the optic will not move unintentionally, maintaining zero for the shooter, and returning to zero when remounting in the same position after removal. They have now released two other optics mounts: the Sidelock Universal Scope Riser (that features a plain 1913 rail system) and the Sidelock Aimpoint Micro Mount.
The M-LOK Tripod Adapter for metal M-LOK compatible hand guards or forends mounts directly onto any tripod head equipped with the common Manfrotto RC2/Q2 interface. This adapter allows the user to mount their rifle directly to a tripod head without the use of any additional saddles giving them a secure shooting platform.
The M-LOK Tripod Adapter is machined from aluminum and finished in Mil-Spec anodizing which offers excellent corrosion resistance. The beveled ends and corners produce a minimal footprint allowing the user to keep the M-LOK Tripod Adapter attached to the weapon system at all times with minimal snagging hazards.
Made in U.S.A.
- Compatible exclusively with Manfrotto products using RC2/Q2 rapid connect adapter
- Directly mounts to metal M-LOK hand guards and forends (not intended for use with polymer hand guards or forends)
- Cammed T-Nuts
- Mil-Spec anodized aluminum
- Compact and low profile, covers only two M-LOK slots
- Beveled ends and corners
- Recoil/impact mitigation lugs
In late 2007 Magpul Industries Corp developed the Masada Concept Rifle that featured a polymer hand guard with three elongated vent holes that acted as a negative mounting surface for accessory rails.
These slots became one of the first “negative space” attachment systems that allowed the user to put mounting rails only where they were needed, as opposed to covering the entire surface with mounting rails, which are then covered with panels. The system also
allowed direct mounting of accessories, such as fore-grips and flashlights, with no rail interface needed.
In 2009 the MOE hand guards for the common AR15/M16 firearms were released, bringing the same slot system, along with rails, flash light mounts, grips and other accessories to the mainstream.
In the years since the MOE slot system has been released, several million MOE slot compatible accessories have been produced. Initially introduced as a Magpul-specific system, several other companies have built MOE slot compatible accessories in the years
since its release.
The MOE system was never officially released as an open standard, and the requirement to have access to the back side of the mounting surface limited its application.
Additionally, depending on the accessory item, the spacing increments were not always small or uniform enough for desired placement. These characteristics made MOE slots and accessories less ideal to use with free-float hand guards, which did not allow
back side access to the mounting surface. Rather than documenting and publishing the existing MOE slot information and weld nut system, Magpul engineers used this opportunity to substantially improve the feature set of the MOE system. The result is the M-LOK.
M-LOK stands for Modular Lock system. The M-LOK system retains an elongated slot appearance, similar to MOE slots (with different dimensions). The new slot is larger, has squared sides, and the new system adds the following feature set: M-LOK
• DIRECT MOUNT CAPABILITY
• CAMMED T-NUT
• OPTIMIZED FOR METAL AND POLYMER MANUFACTURING
• RECOIL/IMPACT MITIGATION LUGS
• INTERMEDIATE SPACING OPTION
• MULTI-DIRECTIONAL MOUNTING
• BACKWARDS MOE COMPATIBILITY
DIRECT MOUNT CAPABILITY
Accessories are mountable directly from the front face of the slot. No access from the rear of the system is needed.
The M-LOK direct attachment system features a custom, cammed T-Nut that positions the T-Nut consistently for installation and removal. Simply adjust the gap between the T-Nut and accessory to match the thickness of the mounting surface, align the T-Nuts
with the slot, and insert in the desired location. An initial ¼ to ½ turn of the screw for each T-Nut rotates the nut into engagement and then you may tighten normally.
OPTIMIZED FOR METAL AND POLYMER MANUFACTURING
Simple, rounded, rectangular slots with no sharp edges, complex geometry, or undercuts make the M-LOK slots optimal for high volume metal and polymer manufacturing
The M-LOK slots require no special cutters or angle gauges in the manufacturing process. With injection molding, the lack of an undercut allows simple mold design. All of this results in the lowest manufacturing costs possible.
RECOIL/IMPACT MITIGATION LUGS
Accessories feature recoil mitigation lugs with full recoil lug support in all 4 axes of movement, preventing movement of the system under recoil or rough handling, allowing repeatable accuracy in removal and reinstallation.
INTERMEDIATE SPACING OPTION
M-LOK accessories can be direct mounted entirely within a slot or bridging between/across slots, making the adjustment interval smaller than the size of a single slot. (Intervals equal two Picatinny rail slots (20mm) of adjustment). Full, 4 axis recoil lug support is maintained at every interval.
Accessories can be mounted facing toward the front or the rear (180 degrees difference), with full recoil lug support—the system does not need to be oriented in a specific direction to function properly.
BACKWARDS MOE COMPATIBILITY
In addition to the soon-to-be released, dedicated M-LOK accessory line, current MOE accessories will work with the M-LOK slots via an adapter plate, giving the M-LOK system access to millions of accessories already fielded for the MOE system.