SHOT Show 17 – Full Conceal

January 18th, 2017

Full Conceal has a booth at the SHOT Show NEXT Pavilion, a section intended to showcase brands never before seen at SHOT. Their product is an ultra-concealable modification for full and mid-sized pistols which cuts down the frame to a sub-compact size, roughly equivalent in size to a modern cell phone. The models on display at their booth were based around Glock series pistols, and Polymer80’s 80% Glock frame.



The M1 model cuts down the pistol’s frame to a sub-compact size, either a G17 or G19 with a magazine capable of holding 7+1 9mm rounds. A magazine holder capable of holding a 15-round 9mm magazine is integrated into the frame and is mounted via the accessory rail, giving a wielder a potential 23 rounds of 9mm carry ammo.



The M2 model is a bit more customized when compared to the M1 model. Rather than have a 7-round magazine loaded into the gun, and a full-size backup mag, it utilizes a full-size magazine with a rail-mounted baseplate that stores into the pistol grip/magwell via a cutout on the grip. The trigger is spring loaded and folds upward into the frame when the magazine is stowed. As you can see below, this configuration does remove the trigger guard.


Full Conceal is currently taking pre-orders for either model, which can be viewed at the link below.


Blue Force Gear Micro Trauma Kit Now!

January 18th, 2017

The Blue Force Gear Micro Trauma Kit Now!TM, also known as the Micro TKNTM, is the smallest version of the Trauma Kit Now!TM available on the market. This pack, which is available for purchase filled or unfilled, is designed to hold essential lifesaving gear in a small easy-to-carry pack that takes up minimal space. The supplies inside of the Filled Micro TKNTM include:

-Quick clot combat gauze
-HyFin vent chest seal (2 Seals included)
-Cleer medical trauma bandage 4” flat pack
-Decompression needle
-Six 2in. x 9in. Frog Tape
-Size 28 Nasopharyngeal Airway
-One pair of heavy-duty medical gloves in tan

The Micro TKNTM is constructed to be worn horizontally and is less bulky than the typical pouch, which makes it ideal for everyday carry by law enforcement professionals, low-profile mission sets and prepared civilians. The inner carrier can be easily deployed with one finger or one hand from either the left or right side by pulling the BLIP featured

“Whether downrange, in the hunting field, or in everyday life – Blue Force Gear believes in a mindset of readiness,” said Tom Kaleta, Director of Marketing. “Hunters carry seemingly every device, scent cover, and tool imaginable, but few I’ve ever encountered carry a trauma kit that contains more than a few bandages. This kit takes up very little room, weighs virtually nothing and contains the tools to treat the three most common battlefield injuries. Why would every hunter or shooter not carry a Micro TKNä?”

The Micro TKNTM has two main components: the outer MOLLE or belt-mounted pouch using the Ten-Speed technology; and a removable insert to keep medical supplies organized.

Find technical specs and see a demonstration of Blue Force Gear’s new Micro Trauma Kit Now!TM and other innovative products in booth 31209 at SHOT Show in Las Vegas from Jan. 17–20.


Mustang Survival Debuts New Sentinel Series Dry Suits at SHOT Show

January 18th, 2017

New dry suits and updated technologies will be on display

Bellingham, WA – Mustang Survival®, the North American manufacturer of innovative solutions for the most demanding marine environments, will be debuting several new pieces of gear and apparel at this year’s SHOT (shooting, hunting and outdoor trade) Show at The Safariland Group booth #12762, including the design-award-nominated EP Ocean Racing Series and new dry suits in the brand’s Sentinel™ Series.

“Designing and manufacturing the most innovative gear possible for those who protect us is a mission we undertake with an immense amount of pride and respect for those we’re serving. Every product considers the user’s mission, comfort and safety, and we’re disproving the old adage ‘ounces are pounds, and pounds are pain’,” states Brian Dalgliesh, manager, Military Channel for Mustang Survival.

Exclusive to Mustang Survival, the Sentinel Series dry suits feature:
-Mobility Based Sizing™ – offers users a semi-custom fit that reduces bulk and increases mobility without the custom price tag
-Rapid Repair Technology™ – now extended to socks, in addition to neck and wrist seals, enables field repair in less than an hour

Sentinel Series Lightweight Special Operations Dry Suit. Weighing roughly 4 lbs, this is the lightest and most breathable surface operations dry suit on the market. Keeping the operator both safe and dry, the suit’s sophisticated technology and design features mean the wearer does not have to sacrifice movement or mobility for safety. The Sentinel Series Lightweight Special Operations Dry Suit is ideal for users engaged in maritime special operations requiring splash and/or immersed hypothermia protection without hindering primary mission objectives.

Sentinel Series USCG Lightweight Boat Crew Dry Suit. Now with Rapid Repair Technology extended to the dry suits’ socks, the lifecycle of this dry suit has been prolonged and the overall cost of ownership reduced. Both waterproof and breathable, the USCG Lightweight Boat Crew Dry Suit is designed for constant wear for those not intending to the enter the water though still requiring hypothermia protection in the event of accidental immersion.

EP Ocean Racing Collection. Also on display at the 2017 SHOT show is the brand new EP Ocean Racing Collection, worn by the crew aboard the super-yacht Comanche on her record-setting journeys, and recently featured in Red Bull’s Flying on Water mission. Designed for the most elite and extreme ocean racers, the EP Ocean Racing Collection leverages technology perfected and tested in the Mustang Survival military and tactical products. In turn, the collection has also provided field experience that has been integrated into the development process for current and future military products.

These new products, and more, will be on display at the Las Vegas Sands Expo Center during the NSSF SHOT Show, January 17-20, 2016 (booth 12762). For more information on these and all Mustang Survival products, please visit www.mustangsurvival.com.

Christensen Arms Releases New Aluminum-Frame 1911 Handgun

January 18th, 2017

Gunnison, Utah – January, 16,2017 — Christensen Arms strives to craft the finest 1911 handguns ever produced, and the new A4 (4 inch barrel) and A5 (5 inch barrel) aluminum-framed 1911s are no exception. Currently available in 9MM, each A4 and A5 frame is machined from lightweight 7075 billet aluminum and assembled using only premium components, including a tunable match-grade trigger. They feature a newly designed flat-top, billet stainless steel slide that is hand fit to guarantee a perfectly smooth and highly accurate handgun – a 5-shot, 2 inch group at 25 yards. Weighing in at roughly 2 lbs, the new A4 is the lightest 1911 produced by Christensen Arms.

“We are please to expand our 1911 product offerings with the new A4 and A5. They represent the peak in 1911 technology and performance in a lightweight, aluminum frame.” – Jason Christensen, President Christensen Arms

The new Christensen 1911 A4 and A5 are currently shipping to dealers and can be seen at the Christensen Arms Shot Show booth #10574.


SHOT Show 17 – 5.11 Tactical Defender-Flex Pant and Jeans

January 18th, 2017

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 17, 2017 — SHOT SHOW (Booth #13162) — 5.11 Tactical, the global innovator in tactical apparel and gear, today introduced the Defender-Flex Pant and Jeans, an innovative new pant that uses advanced fabrics and classic jean styling to reinvent how we work, live and are always ready.

“Our end users tell us that they want more covert tactical apparel, and the Defender-Flex Pants delivers all the tactical functionality and durability that the world expects from 5.11 in a classic jean slim or straight-fit style that blends into everyday life,” said Joel Alarcon, 5.11’s consumer division vice president.

The Defender-Flex’s tactical features include stretch and recovery technology woven into comfortable denim and twill fabrics. Its seven versatile pockets fit everything from mobile devices to full mags. Whether it’s a day at work, on the range or outdoors, the Defender-Flex Jeans are covert carry capable and ensure you’ll Always Be Ready®.

Pricing & Availability

A weekend in the backcountry, on the range or a night out on the town, the Defender-Flex Jean rolls with you. Both, straight-fit and slim styles are crafted with a lightweight Cavalry Twill cotton/polyester blend; with just enough elastane, these pants are made to keep their shape with style. The five-pocket styling and soft fade finish look sharp, and with the back mag pockets, you’ll always be ready. The Defender-Flex pants are available in Stone, Volcanic, Burnt and Oil Green. MAP: $69.99.

After a decade of R&D, 5.11 releases the Defender-Flex™ Jean. The Defender-Flex Jeans are tactically tough in a slim or straight cut for everyday wear with the features you need to power through every part of your day. From the backcountry to the briefing room, out shooting or a quiet day at home, the conceal carry weapon (CCW) ready Defender Jeans have you covered. It’s the pant 5.11 customers have asked for. An innovative cotton/polyester (LycraT400 Tough Max) mechanical stretch denim means better stretch and recovery. Five pocket styling plus two mag pockets and an extra-deep coin pocket for a mag or pocket knife up your tactical game. The Defender-Flex jeans are available in Indigo and Dark Indigo Wash. MAP: $69.99.

Colorful, comfortable and built for the tactical woman, the Defender-Flex Pant is crafted with Cavalry Twill cotton / polyester blend, with just enough elastane for freedom of movement. The Defender-Flex Pant keeps its shape no matter how you move. Device ready front pockets and back mag pockets help you stay ready. The Women’s Defender-Flex Pant is available in Stone, Volcanic, Thyme and Code Red. MAP: $69.99.

The next iteration of 5.11’s tactical pants is constructed of 5.11’s proprietary lightweight and versatile fabric Fast-Tac. Featuring articulated knees, a fully-gusseted inseam and durable water-resistant finish, 5.11’s Fast-Tac material is 25 percent lighter than traditional Ripstop. It moves effortlessly and offers superior evaporation and heat management, which is key in hot and humid conditions. Both Fast-Tac Urban and Cargo pants are CCW and mobile device ready. They’re available in Charcoal Black, Khaki, Battle Brown and Dark Navy. MAP: $39.99 for the Urban Pant and $49.99 for the Cargo Pant.

Building off the success of its EVO and ATAC® Boots, 5.11 delivers the ultimate urban tactical boot with the Halcyon line. They provide the maximum performance you would expect from a tactical boot designed for the most rigorous environments. Each pair is built with Clarino Rapid Dry Micro Suede, high abrasion Mesh and a Maximus midsole/outsole platform. The Halcyon Boot also features slip- and oil-resistant traction, a Slipstream Low-Friction Antimicrobial® lining, and an OrthoLite® insole. The boots are available in sizes 4, 5, 6-12, 13, 14, 15 Regular and 7-12, 13, Wide; MAP: $129.99 / Black, Dark Coyote.


SHOT Show 17 – Franklin Armory BFSIII

January 18th, 2017


Franklin Armory’s BFSIII or Binary Firing System III trigger is an interesting option for those looking for a non-standard fire control group for their AR rifle. It has a 4.5 lbs. trigger pull +/- .5 lbs., and aside from the standard safe and fire modes, it comes with a third ‘binary’ mode, which discharges a round upon pull and release. If the shooter wishes to disengage the second shot upon trigger release, they can simply move the selector to the standard fire position, and the binary mode will deactivate. Also included with the trigger is a heavier buffer spring, which reduces the possibility of hammer follow.


Franklin Armory’s BFSIII is compatible with most AR trigger-compatible weapons, the Franklin Armory F17 series, and .22 LR and 9mm uppers without modification.


SHOT Show 17 – Kel-Tec

January 18th, 2017

It’s always a joy to visit the Kel-Tec booth, as they consistently have new products to check out every year. Granted, it will be a while before you’ll see them on the market, but it what it is. For this year, Kel-Tec has two new models of their RDB, and one new model of the KSG.



Forgive the image orientation, but it was necessary because the KSG–25 is long, 38″ long to be exact. The KSG-25 sports a 30.5″ barrel, with a standard capacity of 24+1 2.75″ shells, hence the name. It weighs a hefty 9.25 lbs. unloaded, and roughly 11.5 lbs. when loaded. This particular model will come complete with Magpul MBUS front and rear sights, and a Magpul RVG vertical grip, along with a heat shield to cover the extended barrel. Kel-Tec states the KSG–25 will see a limited release third quarter of this year, provided demand is high enough.

RDB Tactical


The RDB Tactical is a variation of the RDB, featuring a two position collapsible stock which provides shooters with 1.5″ of additional length, as well as an M-LOK forend designed specifically for the rifle. The barrel length is 16″, and the RDB Tactical can accept any standard AR-15 compatible magazines. This rifle was so new, Kel-Tec wasn’t able to produce marketing materials for it to bring to the show.

RDB Survival


The RDB Survival is a minimalist profile variant of the RDB designed for field carry. Like the Tactical, it features a 16″ barrel, although this one is pencil profile to keep the weight down. The Survival model has an overall length of 26.1″, with a weight of 5 lbs., comes with integrated iron sites, and can accept any standard AR magazines. The Survival also features the same two positions stock as the tactical model, providing an additional 1.5″ of stock length for the shooter, which is also what lets the Survival skirt the minimal legal length.


SHOT Show 17 – KRISS USA Defiance DMK22C

January 18th, 2017


Released under the Defiance brand, KRISS USA’s DMK22C is a dedicated .22 LR AR-15 pattern training rifle. To that end, the DMK22C can accept many MilSpec AR parts, such as collapsible stocks, pistol grips, and even AR-15 compatible trigger packs. Interestingly, the DMK22C features a patented barrel adapter, which allows for the installation of aftermarket Ruger 10/22 barrels. Also, the proprietary DMK22C magazine features a bolt-open mechanism to further cement its intended function as a training rifle.