ShotShow2016: Salient Arms
Salient Arms International works on Glock models. Here they have applied:
- Slide cut + RMR cut
- Stippled polymer frame with trigger guard cut for higher grip
- Threaded barrel coated with TiN
- Drop-in trigger
Salient Arms AR-15 with JailBreak muzzle device and SAI handguard with M-lok slots. The bolt is coated with TiN finish and Magpul furniture.
ShotShow2016: Blue Force Gear
Last year we published a brief article about the release of the Dapper Organizer kit from Blue Force Gear: urbansurvivorblog.com/2015/10/23/blue-force-gear-dapper-kit/
Here are some picture of it from Shot Show 2016.
The Dapper Organization mainly revolves around the Jedburgh pack. This medium-small sized pack is very discreet and well thought. It comes in different color variants: black, coyote brown, od green, multicam and wolf with an MSRP of $ 140.
The inside of the pack is almost completely covered with loop-Velcro which allows it to be extremely versatile and customizable by the user. Blue Force Gear offers a very wide line of accessory for this platform (or any other pack with loop velcro) both for tactical and everyday applications.
After the wide success of the Ten-Speed MOLLE pouches Blue Force Gear has decided to expand this technology to the belt system, and we are very glad to see it. This relatively new line is dedicate both to covert and overt shooters that like to run a minimalist belt system.
The latest innovation in sling-attachment technology is the U-loop. It allows the sling to be attached to virtually any weapon system out there (even the more exotic ones) with a silent and reliable system. Forget tools and screws because the U-loop doesn’t require much effort to be attached/detached, it’s a quick one hand operation.
BFG has now expanded the color lineup to the new Multicam patterns Arid and Tropic.
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.
HEARING SAFE. 9MM. HOLSTER-FRIENDLY. INTEGRALLY SUPPRESSED. PERFECT SIGHT-PICTURE.
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.
ShotShow2016: Oakley SI Alpha
We are very excited for the release of the new Oakley SI Alphas. At Shot Show we had the chance to get a close look at this new Eco-System.
The Alpha™ Eco-System consists of three parts: the SI Ballistic M Frame® Alpha™, SI Ballistic Halo™
Goggle and the Helo Gasket with a single lens working across all platforms. The Ballistic M Frame® optimizes
the most crucial elements of performance with flush-mount surfaces to help prevent fog buildup. The SI Helo-
Alpha™ Gasket is a lightweight rubber component designed for rapid deployment in situations of sudden high
wind or dust. The SI Ballistic Halo™ Goggle is specifically engineered to optimize the two things that matter most
in eye protection: a comfortable fit and equipment compatibility. It comes with multiple strap options including a
split strap, full strap and rail strap adapter. The SI Ballistic Halo™ Goggle is also compatible with all helmet and
O2 mask systems.
Equipped with the most advanced technologies in Ballistic Impact Protection and Lens Optics, the
Alpha™ system is Oakley’s most advanced platform to date. Both the SI Ballistic M Frame® Alpha™ and the
SI Ballistic Halo™ Goggle meet or exceed High Mass and High Velocity impact requirements per ANSI Z87.1-
2003/2010 as well as Ballistic Fragmentation impact standards per MIL PRF-32432. These tests have been
developed to simulate real life combat situations. Prizm™ Lens Technology is a complete advancement to our
lens performance which perfectly tunes contrast to make targets stand out against foliage, dirt and sky. This is
made possible by using a proprietary combination of dyes that strategically block specific wavelengths of light
that interfere with vision, while emphasizing ranges of the color spectrum where the eye is most sensitive to
detail. Ultimately, reducing the need to carry multiple replacement lenses to change as lighting conditions
This year at ShotShow SureFire has released an interesting new multi functional product: the FirePack 1500. This product attaches to the users smartphone and is connected to it via wireless comms. This allows to utilize the Firepack both as a 1500 lumen flashlight and as a flash for you smartphone camera, all through the app installed on the phone. It could also be use as an external battery to charge your phone.
The other EDC new product from SureFire is the Sidekick. This keychain-attached compact flashlight is able to deliver up to 300 lumen and will cycle through three brightness settings with the use a single button. The Sidekick will also come with a retractable string for secure use.
Two very interesting product of the EDC line are the Titan and Titan Plus.
Surefire has extended the product line with the Intellibeam technology to the Fury, Lawman and Scout lights.
As for weapon-mounted light there will be more models with the capability of White-IR LED.
The product that has revolutionized the market of CCW weapon-mounted lights is the XC-1. This light is mainly designed for weapon with a size similar to the Glock 19. At the show it was mounted on a 1911 from Wilson Combat, not too sure about that.
The X-300 Ultra has now the mounting interface of the X-400 and has been powered up to 600 Lumens.
This year at they Shot Show booth Trijicon had some very interesting new products, that they have released during the past few months. The main new product is the MRO or Miniature Rifle Optic. This Red Dot sight is based on the production of the ACOG (the great success of this company), in fact we were told that it shares many tools and machines during the manufacturing process; this in our book is synonym of great quality and toughness, just like the bigger brother ACOG.
The MRO differentiates from the other tubular-red dot sight on the market with its unique design. Instead of having only one cylinder, that creates too much tunnel vision, this sight utilizes two, enlarging the viewing area and enhancing the situational awareness. The sight also features a very smart design regarding the windage and elevation adjustments, the controls are caps-free and they are surface-flush allowing an easy access without any sort of accidental change.
At the show Trijicon has released also the VCOG with a green reticle. The reason behind the green reticle is that is more effective on the user’s eye, allowing to dim down the LED intensity, this double the battery life. The VCOG features a first focal plane reticle with bullet drop compensation. The alluminum-alloy housing is rugged and it doesn’t require any ring mount.
The other product that we were very pleased to see was the back-sight pistol mount for the RMR. This base-plate interfaces with the back-sight of the handgun allowing the user to adopt an RMR without drilling or CNC machining the slide.
Tactical Night Vision Company is the most reputable night/thermal vision company on the market. They are truly experts on the matter, here is part of our experience at their booth. Enjoy
This is the new M-TEK Flux Carbon helmet. It features M-Lok rails, Wilcox L4 Shroud and a new shape for enhanced protection and comfort.
Here is their line of weapon mounted visors, both thermal and night vision. Above is their new weapon mounted dual-switch that works with 1913 rails and Keymod or M-Lok sections.
For more info please visit tnvc.com
Outdoor Research | Topo Waterproof Jacket
This week, at SHOT Show 2016 in Las Vegas, Outdoor Research has released a new jacket for their military/tactical line. The Topo jacket is based on Gore’s Light and Fast military fabric. The main feature of the Topo is flexibility of movement, this is possible with the application of a stretch fabric in key points of the jacket. The cut and the fit is inspired by the Axiom jacket, one of the greatest successes of Outdoor Research.
What is really interesting about the Topo is that even if the jacket stretches it still maintains waterproofness and breathability. It is articulated in order to provide flexibility and free of movements in key spots of the body. The Topo fabric, in coyote, is also designed to be worn under chest-rigs, plate carriers and backpack. In certain spots, during high-intensity activities, both breath-ability and stretch are required for comfort and maximum performance.
The Topo Jacket is available in Multicam and Coyote for a MSRP of approximately $500.
For more info please visit: military.outdoorresearch.com/
ShotShow2016: Industry Day at the Range
KRISS USA – SPHINX
KRISS Vector GEN II CRB Enhanced 9×19 in Combat Grey (w/ Trijicon MRO)
KRISS Vector GEN II SBR 9×19 in Combat Grey
KRISS Vector GEN II SMG 9×19 in FDE (w/ Trijicon MRO)
SPHINX SDP Compact Sand Duty 17rds 9×19
SPHINX SDP Standard Black 17rds 9×19
SilencerCo Maxim 9 (featuring Glock magazine)
Omega Titanium Rifle Suppressor
Osprey Micro Rimfire Suppressors
Hybrid Suppressor: compatible with calibers ranging from 5.56mm to 9mm, .45–70 GOV to .458 SOCOM
Omega 9K Suppressor: 9mm and 300 BLK
Integrally Suppressed AR-15 featuring light-weight KeyMod rail.
AR-15 featuring Magpul M-Lok platform
D-EVO and LCO Setup
IWI Galil ACE
IWI x95 in Olive Green
IWI Tavor in FDE
Aimpoint Micro T-2 with Magnifier
Barrett 98 B
Barrett REC7 Gen 2
CMMG Mutant 47
FN Herstal USA
FNH M249 semi-auto civilian ready belt-fed
Heckler & Koch
Heckler & Koch MR762