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SHOT Show Media Day – Hudson H9

January 17th, 2017

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The Hudson H9 was the talk of this year’s Media Day at the Range. For those of you who aren’t in the know, the H9 is the first production weapon from Texas-based Hudson Manufacturing. It’s an all-steel 9mm pistol that features a striker-fire action and takes plenty of inspiration from the 1911 platform.

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Hudson went over multiple iterations of the H9 over a period of 3 years before finalizing on the current design, which includes a machined full-steel frame and slide, low bore axis, and G10 VZ Grips.

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Our range time with the H9 was unfortunately short; 5 rounds short. Even so, our initial impression was (mostly) a positive one. The trigger is very good with short travel and a smooth reset. Muzzle flip is a bit less pronounced thanks to the low bore axis, with the weight (34 oz. unloaded) further contributing to the reduction in recoil. Throw in the clear, defined irons and you have a very accurate sidearm.

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The ‘mostly’ in the above paragraph stems from two failures-to-feed that occurred when another of our staffers fired the gun earlier in the day. The attendant pointed out that the magazines are still prototypes, so the issue could have been because of that.

Finally, there is the elephant in the room to address, the MSRP, which is about $1200. The H9 is definitely a well-designed and great-shooting pistol, but 12 bills can be considered a pretty high price for what can accurately be described as a double-stack striker-fired 9mm. Ultimately, it’s up to the market to decide when the H9 releases later this year.

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SHOT Show Media Day – Q Concepts ‘Honey Badger’

January 17th, 2017

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Behold the Q Concepts ‘Honey Badger’ in all its glory, AKA the Honey Badger 2.0. It retains much of the same DNA as the original Honey Badger, with a few differences.

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First off, unlike the original Honey Badger, the HB 2.0’s suppressor will be included with the final gun, but it isn’t integral. If you’re thinking this means the Honey Badger 2.0 is a two-stamp gun, then you’d be right. Also of note is the forend is M-LOK compatible.

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As you may notice, the HB 2.0 is currently outfitted with an ACT AR Gold trigger, and we were told that Q plans to make this the standard trigger for the production model as well. As it’s featured in the above image, the minimalist stock is also worth mentioning; it was designed in-house, and can be pulled straight back without pressing the button.

The Honey Badger 2.0 is a smooth shooting gun, and as expected of a gun designed to be suppressed, it’s pretty darn quiet. Look forward to seeing the HB 2.0 release later on this year.

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VIRIDIAN WEAPON TECHNOLOGIES LAUNCHES FACT WEAPON-MOUNTED CAMERA PRODUCT LINE

January 17th, 2017

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Minneapolis, MN—January 16, 2017

Viridian Weapon Technologies™ officially announced today at SHOT SHOW 2017 a revolutionary new product category that fills a crucial gap, not only within the firearms industry, but for society as a whole. Introducing FACT™ weapon-mounted cameras for law enforcement, conceal and carry, and self-defense.

“No product introduction at SHOT SHOW 2017 is more relevant than FACT,” said Viridian® President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “FACT can reveal what really happened in situations when a firearm is involved.” Hedeen went on to say, “FACT is not a replacement for a body camera; but with it being uniquely positioned under the muzzle of a firearm, the high definition video and audio captured by a FACT camera may better tell the real story of what occurred. Who knows, the footage might even be powerful enough to stop a riot before it starts.”

FACT™ [Fast Access Camera Technology] is designed for law enforcement, private security and the legally armed citizen and incorporates Viridian’s proprietary INSTANT-ON® activation to ensure the HD video and audio capture automatically records every time the weapon is out of the holster.

Three different FACT models will be introduced in 2017.

  • FACT DUTY™
    Law enforcement, duty-grade model with HD camera, forward facing audio plus 500 lumen taclight for full size firearms. ADMIN data evidence integrity built-in.
  • FACT COMPACT™
    Universal rail mounted model with HD camera, forward facing audio plus 140 lumen taclight for compact firearms.
  • FACT MICRO™
    Trigger guard mounted model with HD camera and forward facing audio for subcompact/pocket pistols.
  • Viridian Weapon Technologies will be launching FACT™ weapon-mounted cameras at SHOT SHOW 2017 at booth #653.

    For more information, go to Minneapolis, MN—January 16, 2017

    Viridian Weapon Technologies™ officially announced today at SHOT SHOW 2017 a revolutionary new product category that fills a crucial gap, not only within the firearms industry, but for society as a whole. Introducing FACT™ weapon-mounted cameras for law enforcement, conceal and carry, and self-defense.

    “No product introduction at SHOT SHOW 2017 is more relevant than FACT,” said Viridian® President and CEO Brian Hedeen. “FACT can reveal what really happened in situations when a firearm is involved.” Hedeen went on to say, “FACT is not a replacement for a body camera; but with it being uniquely positioned under the muzzle of a firearm, the high definition video and audio captured by a FACT camera may better tell the real story of what occurred. Who knows, the footage might even be powerful enough to stop a riot before it starts.”

    FACT™ [Fast Access Camera Technology] is designed for law enforcement, private security and the legally armed citizen and incorporates Viridian’s proprietary INSTANT-ON® activation to ensure the HD video and audio capture automatically records every time the weapon is out of the holster.

    Three different FACT models will be introduced in 2017.
    FACT DUTY™
    Law enforcement, duty-grade model with HD camera, forward facing audio plus 500 lumen taclight for full size firearms. ADMIN data evidence integrity built-in.
    FACT COMPACT™
    Universal rail mounted model with HD camera, forward facing audio plus 140 lumen taclight for compact firearms.
    FACT MICRO™
    Trigger guard mounted model with HD camera and forward facing audio for subcompact/pocket pistols.

    Viridian Weapon Technologies will be launching FACT™ weapon-mounted cameras at SHOT SHOW 2017 at booth #653.

    For more information, go to www.ViridianWeaponTech.com/FACT or contact Viridian’s Law Enforcement Sales Manager, John Sheahan at JohnS@ViridianWeaponTech.com. or contact Viridian’s Law Enforcement Sales Manager, John Sheahan at JohnS@ViridianWeaponTech.com.

    Protect The Force Wins DoD ‘Game Changer’ Award for No-Contact Technology

    January 17th, 2017

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – January 16, 2017 – Mission Ready Services Inc. (“Mission Ready” or the “Company”) (TSX-V : MRS) announces that Protect The Force (“PTF”) has won the US Army Department of Defense Proof Challenge ‘Game Changer’ award for the integration of its proprietary No-Contact technology into BioChemical Warfighter Protection suits.

    The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPOE-CBD) of the Department of Defense Armed Forces invited the textile technology and innovation community to participate in the Proof: Department of Defense BioChemical Warfighter Protection Challenge for a chance to win cash prizes. In addition to the awarded prize money, winners will have their work seen by some of the top companies in the apparel industry, be showcased on the Proof Challenge Facebook page and will work with JPEO-CBD on the next steps of bringing their suit ideas to reality.

    Protect The Force’s winning submission incorporates its proprietary No-Contact technology into a matrix of pulse electric conductive textiles and wearable components that can be modulated at different energy levels. PTF’s proposal is based on the concept of on-demand activation and deactivation of the No-Contact system, killing chemical and biological agents by means of modulated electricity discharges. “We are essentially introducing a wearable protective force field into the BioChemical Warfighter Protection industry”, states Francisco Martinez, Chief Technology Officer of Protect The Force.

    The current chemical biological suit’s burden, weight and bulkiness restrict the Warfighter’s agility, range of motion and maneuverability necessary to conduct their duties. The incentivized prize competition sought innovative ideas for solutions that will increase Warfighter mobility, dexterity and tactility, allowing the Warfighter to complete all relevant tasks in a fast and comfortable manner, without cognitive/physiological fatigue associated with the ensemble.

    Francisco Martinez further states, “Winning this award is a tremendous honor and an accomplishment that we are very proud of considering that all proposals were reviewed by the Department of Defense Subject Matter Experts (SME) – highly respected scientists and experts in the field of chemical and biological protection – and ours selected for the Game Changer technology award. We look forward to working with the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense.”

    MissionReady.ca

    VLTOR releasing something awesome at SHOT Show

    January 17th, 2017

    We received a note from Vltor stating, “VLTOR releasing something awesome at SHOT Show,” along with this image.

    You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

    January 17th, 2017

    Three things that go great together; Salomon footwear, Opinel knives, and Soldier Systems Daily!

    Thanks for the photo DK!

    Rugged Suppressors Introduces the Oculus 22

    January 17th, 2017

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    Travelers Rest, SC – Rugged Suppressors is proud to introduce its first entry into the rimfire market, the Oculus 22TM. The Oculus is a modular suppressor featuring class-leading suppression and no first round pop. It allows the user to select the 5.25” standard configuration, or the 3.25” short configuration. To improve accuracy, the Oculus is designed to allow indexing of the baffles with the suppressor body for repeatable return to zero after user servicing.

    Made entirely of 17-4 Stainless Steel, the Oculus weighs in at 6.9 ounces in the standard configuration and 4.3 ounces in the short configuration. In addition to 22 LR, the Oculus will suppress 22 Magnum, 17 HMR, 17 WSM and 5.7x28mm, adding to the versatility and utility of this unique suppressor.

    “Like our centerfire suppressors, the Oculus is Belt Fed Rated,” said Michael Derdziak, CEO of Rugged. “This gives you the confidence to know that all of our suppressors will hold up to whatever you throw at them. Additionally, we stand behind all of our products with an Unconditional Lifetime Warranty—if you ever have an issue, we will repair or replace it, free of charge. Period.”

    Learn more about the Oculus 22 at www.oculus22.com and visit us at SHOT Show Booth #7007.

    Inforce – New Compact and Gen3 Pistol Mounted Lights Introduced

    January 17th, 2017

    Emissive Energy debuts new APL Glock Compact and new Gen3 APL & APL Glock models

    North Kingstown, RI – Emissive Energy Corporation, an industry leader in weapon mounted lighting products, has expanded its APL (Automatic Pistol Lights) product lines today with three new pistol lights including a new compact light and two new Gen3 lights.
    The Gen3 APL and APL Glock products continue to be just as lightweight (at just 2.95 ounces) as discovered with their Gen2 predecessors, but now provide new upgrades including 400 lumens. Incredibly powerful yet compact in size, the Gen3 APL integrates with MIL-STD-1913 and Universal rails and features a new glass reinforced polymer body, which offers higher-impact resistance and durability.

    The Gen3 APL Glock integrates with Universal rails only. There are two operating modes: constant and momentary and the new products are water resistant and offer a contoured non-slip switch for easy on/off.

    Extensively tested for performance, durability and reliability, customers won’t find a more advanced pistol light on the market today.

    The APL Glock Compact is a brand new Inforce product providing 200 lumens in its 2.43-inch glass reinforced polymer body.

    “Our new APL products are consistent with our vision to continually explore new ways to provide dependable lightweight, high-quality products,” says Matthew S. Wolfe, Vice President of Emissive Energy Corporation. “Our new products offer higher lumens and integrate seamlessly, providing simple, fast mounting with no need for additional tools.”


    The Gen3 APL and APL Glock products offer many functional enhancements including:
    • Increased lumens from 200 to 400, at just 2.95 ounces
    • High efficiency emitter providing up to 1.5 hours of runtime from a single Lithium CR123a battery
    • Concentrated, high-intensity beam that fills the field of view for close to mid-range target identification
    • Aluminum clamping system for improved strength and durability
    • Ambidextrous on-off switch operation
    • Textured paddles for improved non-slip grip
    • Easy-to-operate lockout system ensuring the light isn’t turned on until the operator is ready


    The new APL Glock Compact model offers many features including:
    • 200 lumens, at just 1.87 ounces
    • High efficiency emitter providing up to 1.5 hours of runtime from a single Lithium CR2 battery
    • Completely flush mounting with muzzle of a Glock 19
    • Ambidextrous on-off switch operation
    • Textured paddles for optimal non-slip grip
    • Easy-to-operate lockout system ensuring the light isn’t turned on until the operator is ready

    For more information on Inforce’s products go to www.Inforce-Mil.com.