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Shadow Systems Releases New Compact Multi-Role MR920 9mm Pistol

January 20th, 2020

Plano, TX (January, 2020) – American-based pistol manufacturer Shadow Systems will release a new compact-sized production pistol, the MR920, at this year’s SHOT Show.

Following the overwhelming success of the MR918, launched in January 2019, Shadow Systems has decided to iterate faster than the competition and launch new improvements now. Like the previous product line, the MR920 is a multi-role, compact-sized 9mm polymer pistol, which is designed to be used for daily carry, duty carry, home defense, competitive shooting, and everything in between.

Shadow’s MR918 has been referred to in the press as “the flattest shooting pistol on the market.” The MR920 frame builds upon that reputation with further improved ergonomics and unprecented recoil control. The MR920 is designed to sit ultra low in the hand, with a slide-bite-eliminating beavertail and innovative ergonomic contouring. A recoil control ledge has been added to the side of the frame giving the support thumb a greater role in controlling muzzle flip. The MR920 frame also features Shadow System’s interchangeable NPOA (Natural Point of Aim) backstrap system, which allows shooters to adjust the way the muzzle points. This allows the MR920 to mimick a 1911, a customized Glock, or something in between. Building on the MR918’ reputation for holster compatibility, the MR920’s trigger guard allows widespread holster fit with nearly every brand of holster designed for the G19.

The biggest news in this release is Shadow’s new patent pending optic cut. By redesigning internal slide components, Shadow effectively relocated portions of the operating system allowing three key attributes:

• The strongest, deepest screw placement in the industry
• Direct mounting of several brands without intervening adapter plates
• Extremely low optic placement permitting most optics to cowitness with typical iron sights

No past designs have combined all three of these game-changing attributes. Shadow’s design accommodates Trijicon RMR and SRO, Holosun 507c and 508t, Leupold Deltapoint Pro, Vortex Viper, and TruGlo Tru-Tec. Shadow Systems’ new optic cut will likely accommodate additional brands and optics; testing for optic compatibility is still ongoing. The new system provides versatility without compromise and even exceeds the strength of past Shadow Systems mounts that had a dedicated Trijicon RMR footprint machined into the slide.

Coming from various duty backgrounds in law enforcemrnt and military service, the team at Shadow Systems is serious about creating bet-your-life-reliable firearms designed for difficult, imperfect circumstances. With this in mind, the slide stop lever and protective curtain have been redesigned to further prevent inadvertent engagement with an extremely high firing grip. The magazine release button now features a higher traction surface. The trigger for the MR920 has been redesigned with a smoother and slightly lighter trigger pull while keeping all safeties intact.

As with the previous product line, the MR920 will be released in two different models: the Combat and the Elite.  These twomodels are differentiated by their slide designs.. The Combat is Shadow Systems’ entry level model featuring directional slide serrations on the front and rear. The Elite model features additional slide machining that adds directional serrations to the top of the slide and a weight-optimizing window cut which reduces slide mass supporting rapid shot-to-shot recovery. Both Combat and Elite slides have been reprofiled at the muzzle to be thinner in key grasping areas. This also helps safely re-holster in a silightly-collapsed IWB holster.. Shadow re-contoured the rear of the slide to alleviate the complaint that the back corners are “digging in” during IWB carry.  Both models are available with dovetail sights or withShadow’s new Patent Pending Optic Cut optic cut.  The front sight features a high visibility green ring and green tritium lamp to draw your focus both day and night.  Sight heights are optimized to co-witness properly with the majority of red dot sights.

“A lot of big companies make you wait 5 or 10 years before they incorporate customer feedback and improve designs.  The MR918 is a great pistol that almost everyone loves, but there were a few scattered voices in the market asking for some tweaks.  So we decided to listen instead of push back and ignore it.  Now we have a gun that truly answers all the questions and works well for basically everyone—even those with a different optic, a higher firing grip, massive hands, or an odd brand holster.”  – Trevor Roe, CEO

The MR920 will be released to the public at SHOT Show, on January 20th, 2020. Combat and Elite models will be immediately available for pre-order and the first MR920 pistols will begin shipping in February 2020. Pricing for the MR920 will begin at $799.

Shadow Systems is a portfolio company of Catalyst Holdings. Visit hwww.shadowsystemscorp.com; engage on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ShadowSystemsCorp; follow on Instagram at instagram.com/shadowsystemscorp.

SOTECH Launches New Products at AHOy Show 2020

January 20th, 2020

For the 2020 SHOT Show, SOTECH announces they will display their new Tactical Evacuation Pack, the Cobra Medical Aid Bag system, a ropes evacuation system, and the Tactical Modular Medical Carriage System, along with systems we are partnering on including the Tactical Leg Restraint, the Phone Flipper retention device, the Lightweight Tactical Ingress/Egress Kit, and the AUFire wound simulation training system.  And of course, SOTECH will have the Challenge Bears and will be accepting donations for the Vets Corps USA work skills training program.

The Tactical Evacuation Pack is based on our old Expanding SERE pack but redesigned to mount to a vest or large pack as a pouch that unzips into a pack.  We worked  with Army SOF to create a bag to accept a wounded soldier’s full helmet, plate carrier and belt system as a patient effects bag.  As an evidence collection bag or a SERE foraging bag, there is ample room for the load. Its unique configuration allows it to be worn as a pack, expanded while still attached to a plate carrier, or as an expansion module when mounted on top of a large ruck.

The Cobra Medical Aid Bag System is a super-comfortable long-range carry aid bag that opens into an aid station fully integrating into the Tactical Modular Medical Carriage System that was recently NSNed. We have a regular rifleman’s variant and are working on an EOD package already.  Detailed announcements will be coming soon. Along with the Cobra, we are displaying the Lightweight Tactical Ingress/Egress Kit.  SOTechTactical.com

Everyone has been startled while focused on their phone. The Phone Flipper is a retention device for action-oriented people. The loop allows you to both retain your phone while using it and to flip it to the back-hand position for you to go hands on with a tool or a handle.  While not designed for use with a weapon, it can keep a phone handy for a quick call to 911, or just out of the way until you have the opportunity to pocket it.

And the Phone Flipper comes with a version to hold your government ID and credit card to keep the vitals in one place. www.phoneflipper.com available at SOTechTactical.com

Accuracy Under Fire is a gunshot wound simulator generated by electrical muscle stimulation which randomly incapacitated limbs during live tactical training. It is controlled by an instructor with remote device.  www.clearadvancement.com

Check it all  out in booth 20113.

The Scout Light Pro

January 20th, 2020

Fountain Valley, CA—SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, is proud to announce the all-new Scout Light Pro series of WeaponLights. SureFire’s legendary Scout Light® WeaponLights have proven themselves in combat around the world. Our new Scout Light Pro family builds on this success with an integrated next-generation mounting system that offers the ultimate in versatility for long gun weapon light users.

Every Scout Light Pro features our new Low-Profile Mount (LPM), allowing the user to mount their light as close to the weapon no matter the rail or configuration. The LPM affords tremendous flexibility when used in conjunction with a variety of rail profiles or accessories; simply pivot the WeaponLight body to allow optimal light positioning, then lock it down securely with any flat blade screwdriver or multi-tool. All Scout Light Pros will ship with both a MIL-STD-1913 mount as well as an M-LOK® mount.

Scout Light Pro models feature recoil-proof LEDs that deliver intense white light or a combination of white light and infrared illumination. Focused through our proprietary TIR lens, they produce a far-reaching, high-intensity beam with ample surround light. On IR models, choosing between tactical white light and infrared illumination is as simple as rotating the bezel. Our rugged, shrouded Z68 push-button tailcap switch comes standard on all Scout Light Pro models and can be easily replaced with any of the remote-activation switching solutions available for our fixed-mount Legacy Scout Light models.

Constructed of lightweight aerospace aluminum, Scout Light Pros have no appreciable impact on weapon handling characteristics. And with a Mil-Spec Hard-Anodized finish and O-ring seals to keep out the elements, they can endure the harshest conditions. Like previous generations of SureFire WeaponLights, the new Scout Light Pro will help you prevail in combat.

To learn more, go to: www.surefire.com/scoutlight-pro-series

VZ Grips Teams Up With Legendary Gunsmiths To Build One Of A Kind Giveaway 1911

January 20th, 2020

January 20th, 2020: VZ Grips® is proud to announce its new legendary giveaway; VZ Grips has teamed up with two of the country’s premier custom 1911 builders to bring a one-of-a-kind custom 1911 to life. Jason Burton of Heirloom Precision and Pete Single of Pete’s Custom Shop, each a well renowned 1911 specialist (and industry partners with VZ Grips) have combined their unique talents and skill sets to craft this special project.

Built on a 5” 45 ACP, Springfield Armory Custom Shop frame & slide set. The pistol is assembled with the highest quality parts available. All critical parts are machined from bar-stock tool steel or forgings, heat treated and checked for proper Rockwell hardness (no castings are used). Every part enjoys some custom touch, each detailed to insure proper fit and function. The entire pistol is softened and smoothed for comfort of concealed carry, then finished in a deep, rich, classic bluing. To finish off this amazing pistol build VZ Grips provided their new Hyrda pattern burl G10 stocks.

The pistol will be on display all throughout the SHOT show at the VZ Grips booth #2243

The duo merged their individual styles into one showpiece with the following work and features:

Jason Burton (Heirloom Precision) work:
• Flatten and serrate slide top at 30 LPI broad arrow pattern
• Fit Wilson Combat Bulletproof beavertail grip safety
• Fit Wilson Combat Bulletproof thumb safety
• Fabricate and install gold line front sight, blend to slide and serrate at 75 LPI
• Install Heinie Slant-Pro rear sight, reshape and modify for one-handed operation
• Serrate rear of slide at 40 LPI and blend to rear sight
• Fit oversize firing pin stop
• Fit and tune Wilson Combat Bulletproof extractor
• Clearance ejection port for live round ejection
• Straighten frame lines
• Complete hand-filed de-horning
• Detail prep pistol; satin matte blast frame with 320 “brushed” slide flats
• Blue complete pistol
• Test fire and zero at 25 yards

Pete Single (Pete’s custom shop) work:
• High-cut and checker front strap and mainspring housing at 25 LPI
• Machine frame for Chen Gen-2 mag-well with full radius bevel
• Install extended magazine release; angle back and serrate at 40 LPI
• Precision fit Bar-Sto barrel matching 1st and 2nd radial lugs
• Fit barrel bushing with matching muzzle crown
• Adjust barrel throat and finish ream chamber for max reliability and function
• Install bar stock slide stop, cut tracking detent for ball plunger to hold in positive down position
• True slide stop notch and bevel breech-face entrance
• Custom oversize ejector; relieve slide internally for ejector clearance
• Trigger job using tool steel action components
• Fit custom radial combat trigger; modified with Delrin glide bushings
• Squared trigger guard
• Recessed plunger tube in frame to give thumb safety positive on/off engagement
• Hi-Power cuts machined on nose of slide
• Machined slide for ball-cuts

www.vzgrips.com

The Remington Model 700-CP ARMBRACE

January 20th, 2020

Huntsville, AL – Engineered for drilling big game, varmints, steel silhouettes and targets from a couple football fields away.  Built around the Remington 700 bolt-action and chassis system, the Model 700-CP gives hunters and shooters an accurate and compact platform for backcountry hunting and long-range competition where the targets may be set at 300, 500, 700 yards and beyond.  The legendary Model 700 action provides the industry’s fastest lock time (2.5to 3.0 milliseconds), which minimizes the effects of shooter movement meaning greater shot-to-shot consistency.  Bringing Remington bolt-action pistols to the modern age, the Model 700-CP’s Remington Chassis comes equipped with a collapsible SB Tactical arm brace and a M-LOK free float handguard.  The forged aluminum chassis is lightweight, extremely durable and allows for AICS pattern detachable magazine and many accessories.

Key Features
• Remington 700 Action
• Light contour carbon barrel, Cerakote black
• 10.5” barrel (.300BLK) 
• 12.5” barrel (.308 WIN/6.5CM)
• Over-sized bolt knob
• Threaded barrel (5/8 x 24 TPI) with thread protector
• M?LOK Compatible Free Float Tube
• SB Tactical SBA3 Arm Brace, collapsible
• 10 round Magpul AICS pattern magazine (.308WIN/6.5 CM) or 10 round MDT magazine (.300BLK)
• One-piece cantilever Picatinny optic rail
• X Mark Pro adjustable trigger, set from 3.5-5 lbs at the factory

www.remington.com

SIG Range Day 20 – Wall Of Donuts

January 20th, 2020

Sure, there are loads of guns and accessories at SIG Range Day but the Wall Of Donuts remains a favorite.

SIG Range Day – TYR Tactical Armors Hendrick Motor Sports STEED

January 20th, 2020

Hendrick Motor Sports Silent Tactical Energy Enhanced Dismount, in my opinion the most impressive improvement to small unit mobility since the mule, is now even better.

The STEED remains capable of improving mobility and load carriage for the squad. This electric cart has zero emissions and can carry up to 500 lbs over complex terrain at speeds from 0-6.5 mph. STEED will even climb stairs and can be used in water.

But now it is armored thanks to TYR Tactical. They’ve armored the motor underneath and developed a kit to mount a level IV Ballistic Shield. The shield adds 43 lbs to the front of the STEED which they’ve offset with a soft container for ammo crates at the other end.

SIG Range Day 20 – Blackpoint

January 19th, 2020

Blackpoint continues their relationships with SIG SAUER.

For example, they offer both inside and outside the waistband holsters for the P365 as well as for pistols equipped with the Foxtrot and Lima laser and light modules.