Salomon has been moving all of the XA Forces range to a trade compliant manufacturing facility to better allow US procurement on a macro level. Salomon has also added anti puncture, anti slip (in all models) and anti static (some models for now).
Gerber launched a folding machete with a very clever design.
During the opening of the blade (butterfly style) a pair of gears ensure that the two halves of the handle rotate synchronously. Once in position the two handle halves lock with an apposite mechanism that really stiffens the handle.
Ultimate Fixed Blade
Truss in Black
At SHOT Show 2020 Streamlight has launched many new products, with a lot of focus on weapon mounted lights. Aside from an output update to the TLR-1 HL line (now up to 1000 Lumens) all new weapon mounted lights are based on the body design of the TLR-7 and TLR-8.
We have seen, in the past few months preceding SHOT, the launch of the TLR-7 A; what the gun industry has defined as “the TLR-7 that we wanted in the first place”.
The same switch design as been applied to the TLR-8 with the TLR-8 A: the lased equipped version.
Based on the same design are some new products that nobody was expecting: the TLR RM1 and RM2, together with the TLR-9. This aluminium body line of lights are designed for use on full frame handguns (TLR-9) and long gun/pdw use (TLR RM), with direct switch or with a pressure pad.
TLR-9 (showed with both switch options) and the TLR RM2
Also new for this year are some work lights, although designed for the automotive industry they features some modes that could be interesting for the tactical industry.
One example is the dedicated UV light for spotting leaks, which could also become very useful when doing maintenance on equipment or for medical use.
Very interesting lightweight optics mounts from Scalarworks.
Optics and magnifier mounts available in three different heights: 1.42″, 1.57″, 1.93″
LEAP Pro mount with PEAK ironsights.
LEAP/07 for Scopes
Oakley SI at the First Spear Range Day
Oakley presented a new frame, the HNBL (Hannibal). This new spectacle meets or exceeds the ANSI 87+ standard and wraps around the eyes providing full coverage and great peripheral vision. It features a thin stem for use under COMMS/Ear Pro and feels similar to the beloved Shocktube frame. What differs from the latter is the ability for the user to switch between lenses without tools while maintaining a high level of protection. Also, the main feature of the HNBL is the compatibility with RX lenses.
Available soon with Clear, TR22, TR45, Prizm Grey and possibily Prizm Maritime lenses.
CORE Survival at the First Spear Range Day
Triarc Systems at the First Spear Range Day
This year we have tried a 12.5″ barrel with a really smooth mid-length gas system. Quite possibly the only ARs that we have shot suppressed during the range days that were pleasant to shoot because they did not have annoying back-pressure.
God’s caliber, with a gun that lives up to it.
Also at the First Spear range day were the new Mayhem Syndicate comps.
First Spear Armor Demo
The armor tested on manny were a covert soft armor, a covert hard plate and a buoyancy-neutral hard plate. They were shot with an overwhelming amount of firepower point-blank but they held up, with amazement from the crowd. Below are some images of the demo, in the following days details on ammo and firearms will be provided.
Sig Sauer Cross
Sig released a new lightweight bolt-action rifle targeted for the hunting and sport shooting market. Available in .308 Win, 6,5 Creedmoor and SIG 277 Fury (all with 16″ and 18″ barrels).
SIG Tread in 762
SIG Tread in 556
SIG Romeo 2
Shown below with or without the dedicated “hood” designed to enclose the emitter; a vital feature for increasing resiliency to environmental effects. People that have experiences with holstered rds-equipped pistols know the issue with rain, snow, mud…
Below is a side-by-side comparison with its predecessor, the Romeo 1.
Very interesting new optic from SIG, details will come shortly.
SIG X-Carry frame, optics ready
Legion Series P229
Legion Series P226
New ammo technology form SIG
Sig presented the CROSS chambered in .227 FURY. Below is a mock up showing the section of the cartridge.
5.11 at SIG Range Day
EXO Mountain Gear at SIG Range Day