Magpul has released a new product which aims at bringing a practical solution to a long unresolved issue that professional users have, suppressor overheat.
The Magpul Suppressor Cover – 5.5” is the first product of its kind able to stand up to the extreme temperatures caused by extended strings of semiautomatic and automatic fire to protect the user and equipment against burns while also speeding up the cooling process. Constructed of a heat-resistant polymer sleeve overlaid onto a raised stainless steel heat shield that mounts directly to the suppressor body with steel clamps, the Magpul Suppressor Cover – 5.5” minimizes heat transfer to keep external cover temperatures up to 1000 degrees F cooler than the surface of the suppressor and allows cooling airflow across the can. Additionally, it serves as an enhanced thermal insulator and signature reduction device, significantly mitigating mirage distortions to the shooter’s sight picture, reducing the likelihood of impact damage to the suppressor body, and lessening the chance of accidental heat-related injury or damage to personnel or equipment during weapon firing and cool down. Optimized for 1.5” outer diameter round suppressors with a body length of approximately 5.5” (not including attachment hardware / interface) such as the Surefire SOCOM556-RC2. Other lengths are in the works and are coming soon.
Made in U.S.A.
- Extreme temperature protection that mitigates internal suppressor temperatures to safe levels
- Minimizes retained heat, allowing faster cooling than any other suppressor cover technology
- Reduces thermal signature of host firearm
- Mitigates mirage effects in sight picture
- Two stainless steel clamps provide a strong, rigid and reliable interface capable of sustained firing sessions and rough handling
- High temp polymer sleeve withstands brutal suppressor temperatures during extended periods of firing without deterioration
- High strength corrosion resistant stainless steel heat shield
Stay tuned for additional information and closeups pictures of the Suppressor Cover from SHOT Show 2018.
Images and description from Magpul.com
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/
On January 9th 2014 Desert Tech, formerly Desert Tactical Arms, has announced a new product for Shot Show 2014: the Micro Dynamic Rifle (MDR).
The MDR is a compact bullpup rifle. According to the official press release this rifle allows the user to convert, without any tool, between 5 different calibers. The DMR uses an innovating and patented system to eject the brass forward. It also has fully ambidextrous controls (mag release, fire switch, bolt release), which allows any operator to use this weapon in any position.
The DMR seems to be very portable with its compact and balanced design, with an overall length of 26″ (66cm). It also seems to have an even more compact version of 20″ (50cm) that utilizes a 10.5″ (26cm) barrel.
The weight of the gun waves between 7.12 lbs to 7.5 lbs (3.2 kg – 3.4 kg). The gun seems to be assembled with multiple polymer-made components, in order to lower the weight.
A key feature of all the Desert Tech products is the adaptability. The best way is to have a tool that can adapt to different mission configurations within minutes. Like other Desert Tech (former DTA) rifles (like the SRS, SRS-A1, SRS HTI) the Micro Dynamic Rifle can quickly switch between different calibers, but in this case without tools. The barrel exchange is designed to retain the barrel zero without need to compensate after the process.
About what calibers will this rifle utilize, to whom it will be available or other details we have to wait for Shot Show 2014.
With the release of this rifle Desert Tech aims to transfer its adaptable and versatile design from precision rifles to carbines. We will see very soon how the public will react to this novelty.