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US Army Issues Prototype Project Opportunity Notice (PPON) for Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW)

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Late last night, the U.S. Army Contracting Command – New Jersey (ACC-NJ), on behalf of Project Manager Soldier Weapons, released a much anticipated solicitation seeking proposals in regards to a Prototype Project Opportunity Notice (PPON) for Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW).

The NGSW PPON details how the Government intends to award up to three prototype Other Transaction Agreements (OTAs) under the authority of 10 U.S.C. § 2371b, with each vendor developing two weapon variants under the NGSW program and 6.8 millimeter ammunition common to both weapons (this is NOT the 6.8 SPC cartridge evaluated by USSOCOM in the early 00s).

The weapons include the Next Generation Squad Weapon-Rifle (NGSW-R) and the Next Generation Squad Weapon-Automatic Rifle (NGSW-AR). The NGSW-R is the planned replacement for the M4/M4A1 Carbine and the NGSW-AR is the planned replacement for the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) in the Automatic Rifleman Role in the Close Combat Force.

Unlike the current PON for the Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle currently underway, this PPON seems to be for all the marbles.

The companies currently involved in the NGSAR PON include:
W15QKN-18-9-1017 – AAI Corporation Textron Systems
W15QKN-18-9-1018 – FN America LLC. (Design 1)
W15QKN-18-9-1019 – FN America LLC. (Design 2)
W15QKN-18-9-1020 – General Dynamics-OTS Inc.
W15QKN-18-9-1021 – PCP Tactical, LLC W15QKN-18-9-1022 – Sig Sauer Inc.

We would suspect that they all stand a good chance of competing for this latest bid.

Curiously, the NGSAR PON currently underway was intended to inform this new solicitation, but none of these companies has even delivered a weapon, let alone ammunition yet. However, we have seen glimpses of what these weapons might look like.

SIG famously unveiled their Next Generation candidate and hybrid ammunition at AUSA and then demonstrated an upscaled 338 Norma Mag variant at SHOT Show.

Likewise, GD has shown their 338 NM machine gun design for years giving us some insight into their capabilities.

Although FN has held their cards close to the chest, we understand they have both belt fed and box fed designs and demonstrated a derivative of the SCAR HAMR for PEO Soldier, BG Potts during a visit to their facility last year.

But the weapon we’ve all seen the most of is Textron’s Lightweight Small Arms Technology demonstrator with its radical Case Telescoping ammunition.

Over the years, they’ve shown a great deal of adaptability in configuring the technology as carbine as well as Belt Fed Machine Gun in several calibers.

According to the solicitation, the duration for each prototype OTA is estimated to be up to eight years. The first 27 months will be for prototyping the NGSW-R, NGSW-AR, and ammunition. Following this prototyping effort, there may be additional iterative prototyping efforts for the NGSW-R, NGSW-AR, and ammunition. These iterative prototyping efforts will each have separate durations and will occur within the eight year duration.

Furthermore, in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2371b(f), and upon a determination that the prototype project (or any subsequent iterative prototyping efforts) was successfully completed under the competitively awarded OTA(s), a follow-on production contract(s) or OTA(s) may be awarded without the use of competitive procedures.

Because of the duration of the OTA, and that prototype OTA will undergo two prototype test events including Soldier Touch Points, they are asking for a lot more weapons and ammunition than in the current NGSAR PON. Deliverables for each prototype OTA include 53 NGSW-R weapons, 43 NGSW-AR weapons, 845,000 rounds of ammunition, spare parts, test barrels, tools/gauges/accessories, engineering support, and iterative prototyping efforts as defined in the Statement of Work.

The follow-on production award(s) is planned to be an Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) based contract with Firm Fixed Price Delivery Orders up to ten years or a fixed amount OTA up to ten years. The production award(s) may include 250,000 total weapons system(s) (NGSW-R, NGSW-AR, or both), 150,000,000 rounds of ammunition, spare parts, tools/gauges/accessories, and engineering support. The value of this follow-on production award(s) is estimated to be $10M in the first year and estimated $150M per year at the higher production rates. While the Government intends to make one production award for the NGSW-R, NGSW- AR, and Ammunition, it reserves the right to: 1) make one award for NGSW-R with Ammunition; or 2) make one award for NGSW-AR with Ammunition; or 3) make one award for NGSW-R with Ammunition to one Offeror and one award for NGSW-AR with Ammunition to a different Offeror.

Even considering those numbers, that still isn’t enough weapons to replace the current inventory of small arms. Currently, the US Army alone owns almost 1,000,000 M4/M16s meaning that the Next Generation Weapons will at least initially be fielded to close combat forces and that M4 and the 5.56mm ammunition it fires will continue to soldier on for decades. This means that the Army has to seriously consider what ammunition technology it will adopt for the new next generation 6.8 round, lest it find itself manufacturing two radically different types of small arms ammunition.

The prototypes must have these characteristics:

a. allow for ambidextrous operation and controls;

b. include a flash hider, removable suppressor (with or without flash hider installed), and a tool for suppressor removal after firing or for maintenance;

c. include a tactical carrying sling with quick release attachments;

d. include selection positions for Safe, Semi-Automatic Firing, and Automatic Firing modes;

e. be resistant to corrosion, abrasion, impact and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) defense contaminants, decontaminants, battlefield-chemicals, electromagnetic pulse and cyber-attacks;

f. reduce visual detection via a neutral non-reflective, non-black color not lighter than Light Coyote 481 and not darker than Coyote 499;

g. function in all environments and weather conditions, including ambient, cold, hot, marine, high humidity, rain, and desert conditions;

h. be compatible with combat clothing (including body armor and Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment), CBRN defense, wet weather, and cold weather gear;

i. provide interchangeable magazines between both weapons if NGSW-AR utilizes a magazine; and

j. include, at a minimum, a 12 o-clock position rail(s) that is compliant to Attachment 2- Picatinny Smart Rail Interface Control Documents. Weapon configurations include a non-battery and a battery configuration:

• A non-battery configuration: battery removed. This is the primary configuration for all weapon deliveries and is included in the overall weapon weight.

• Replaceable battery configurations: rechargeable battery assembly and non- rechargeable battery assembly that are fully contained within the envelope of the NGSW-R and NGSW-AR and common to both. The battery assembly shall operate at 6-32 volts. The rechargeable battery assembly shall interface with the Universal Battery Charger (NSN: 6130-01-659-7090). The weight of the battery assembly will not be included in the overall weapon weight.

Both the rechargeable battery assembly and the non-rechargeable battery assembly shall meet the requirements for safety and transportation per the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulation.

The Government will conduct the following tests on the NGSW-R, NGSW-AR, and the Ammunition:

Prototype Test #1 (PT#1)

This Government test will inform the COMPANY of current design compliance to select performance requirements. The test has an estimated duration of 3 months.

Soldier Touch Point A: Mobility & User Acceptance

This Government test will provide the COMPANY with Soldier feedback on areas related to mobility and maneuverability on Army relevant obstacles, and user acceptance scenario testing. Reference Attachment 6 – STP Mobility and Attachment 7 – STP User Acceptance.

Prototype Test #2 (PT#2)

This Government test will be used to assess compliance to the COMPANY proposed performance requirements and utilized in follow-on award decisions. The test has an estimated duration of six months.

Soldier Touch Point B: Mobility, User Acceptance, Controllability

This test is a Government conducted evaluation on areas related to mobility, maneuverability on Army relevant obstacles, user acceptance scenario testing, and controllability. Reference Attachment 6 – STP Mobility, Attachment 7 – STP User Acceptance, and Attachment 8 – STP Controllability

Soldier Touch Point C: Limited User Test

This test is a Government conducted limited evaluation with Soldiers in the loop to assess the suitability and effectiveness for combat operations. These evaluations may be conducted with multiple squads.

Live Fire Test and Evaluation (LFT&E)

This is a test and analysis effort required to support the ballistic lethality evaluation, focusing on the terminal ballistics of the system.

Written proposals are due on 24 April 2019 at 11:00AM EST and bid samples are due on 30 May 2019.

True Velocity Teams With General Dynamics On Next Generation Squad Weapons

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

LAS VEGAS, NV – Texas-based True Velocity announced today a partnership with General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) to develop the Next Generation Squad Weapon systems to replace the M4 and M249 platforms.

GD-OTS was one of five companies awarded contracts by the U.S. Army in July 2018 to develop prototypes of the Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle.

True Velocity has partnered with GD-OTS to support its new weapon system with a revolutionary composite case design that will yield significant ballistic improvements over traditional brass-cased ammunition, while also reducing the weight of a loaded cartridge, improving accuracy, decreasing thermal heat signature and diminishing wear and tear on the weapon system.

“True Velocity is committed to producing composite-cased ammunition that is superior to standard brass-cased ammunition in every way,” said True Velocity President Chris Tedford. “We feel strongly that our partnership with General Dynamics will result in a disruptive, technologically advanced weapon system that will afford our military a distinct advantage on the battlefield.”

The NGSAR is expected to improve upon the firepower and effective range of the M16 and M4 platforms, while simultaneously yielding capability improvements in accuracy and lethality, according to the Army. The weapon will weigh less than its predecessor, fire lightweight ammunition and have reduced acoustic and flash signature.

“By integrating the General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Next Generation Squad Weapon with True Velocity’s superior composite-cased ammunition, we can provide the U.S. Army with the right balance of lethality, weight reduction, and overmatch capability. We are excited for this partnership as we build on our capabilities as a system integrator” said Steve Elgin, vice president and general manager of armament and platform systems for GD-OTS.

The deadline for the submission of prototypes is anticipated prior to the end of 2019.

For more information on True Velocity, Inc., please visit www.truevelocityinc.com

 

Remington to Launch Many New Ammunition Products at SHOT 2019

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

Lonoke, AR – Remington will launch many consumer-focused new ammunition products during the 2019 SHOT (Booth 14229) including everything from entirely new product lines to product reinstatements to bringing back nostalgic old brands like Peters along with many existing product line extensions in exciting popular cartridges and bullet styles as well as consumer-centric new pack configurations.

 

PETERS PREMIER BLUE HIGH VELOCITY STEEL: Reaching back to our roots, we are excited to be bringing back Peters Premier Blue High Velocity Steel waterfowl loads in four of the most popular waterfowl loads of all time. Featuring round steel shot and stitched wad for tight, uniform patterns, a sealed primer and crimp, Kleanbore Priming for hot, fast sure ignition, these 12ga 3” loads in BB, 2, 3, 4 shot sizes are sure to please today’s generation of waterfowlers as much as they did their forefathers.

PETERS PREMIER BLUE FIELD & TARGET: A throwback to a simpler time and place. Featuring retro packaging and high-quality components, Peters Premier Blue Field & Target ammunition is sure to please the most seasoned veterans as well as the new shooter just getting into the sport. These loads showcase the venerable Peters Blue hulls in four of the most popular field and target loads in 12ga 2-3/4” 1-1/8oz 1,145 and 1,200 fps 2-3/4 and 3 dram equivalent offerings in 7-1/2 and 8 shot sizes.

PETERS PREMIER BLUE HIGH VELOCITY RIFLE AMMUNITION: Peters Premier Blue High Velocity Rifle ammunition is an all new line with a storied history.  Keeping the venerable Peters brand alive and thriving, these centerfire rifle loads feature Blue-Tipped polymer tipped big game bullets designed for superior accuracy and reliable terminal performance and the tried and true Core-Lokt Pointed Soft Point and Soft Point, or Semi Jacketed Hollow Point style bullets in the ever-popular lever action rifle cartridges.

SUBSONIC: The result of a collaboration between AAC and Remington to deliver quiet ammunition designed to maximize the effectiveness of the silencer. Offered in popular 9mm Luger, 45 Auto, 300 AAC Blackout and 22 LR.

GOLDEN SABER BONDED: The ultimate in handgun ammunition is now available to the public in our special bonded-bullet design, bringing unmatched expansion, weight-retention, and barrier-blind performance.

 

HTP COPPER: Featuring the Barnes XPB Pistol Bullets, this all-purpose handgun hunting line includes the most popular handgun hunting cartridges and is specifically designed for optimum performance at handgun velocities. 

 

HOG HAMMER: Featuring the Barnes XPB Pistol Bullets, this niche hog hunting handgun line includes the most popular handgun hunting cartridges and is specifically designed for optimum performance at handgun velocities. 

 

HTP EXTENSIONS: Combining premium primers, brass cases and propellants with a wide assortment of bullet designs, Remington HTP handgun ammunition gives you the confidence and stopping power you need when it matters most. New for 2019 we are proud to offer HTP handgun in economical 20 packs as well as new 357 Magnum and 38 Special loads.

 

PERFORMANCE WHEELGUN EXTENSIONS: Engineered to take your Revolver and Lever Rifle skills to the next level. Available in traditional Revolver and Lever Rifle bullet styles for competitive and target shooting applications. New for 2019 we are excited to extend our popular wadcutter line by adding 38 Special and 45 Colt loads.

GOLDEN BULLET EXTENSION: Remington’s most popular rimfire line is ow available in a new economical 225 pack.

 

REMINGTON HIGH PERFORMANCE RIFLE EXTENSION: Now available in the ever popular 6.5 Creedmoor 140 BTHP.  Remington HPR combined match grade accuracy with great terminal performance.

REMINGTON HTP COPPER EXTENSIONS: HTP Copper features the venerable Barnes TSX Rifle Bullets with a time proven reputation for delivering massive knock down power. This all-purpose hunting line features all the most popular hunting cartridges paired with bullets specifically designed for optimum terminal performance.  For 2019, we are proud to offer three new loads to the line in 22-250 Rem, 270 WSM, and 45-70 Gov’t to further enhance the line and provide hunters with an affordable all copper option.

REMINGTON CORE-LOKT EXTENSIONS: The venerable Core-Lokt ranks among the most versatile and reliable big-game ammunition ever created. The most trusted ammunition among generations of American big game hunters.  The most common thread, and end, to more hunting stories throughout the modern sporting era. For 79 years, the original controlled-expansion bullet has only grown stronger and we’re making sure that continues with these line extensions in all new 223 Rem 62gr, 6mm Creedmoor 100gr, 7mm Rem Ultra Mag 150gr and 300 Rem Ultra Mag 180gr cartridges for 2019.

REMINGTON UMC 300 AAC BLACKOUT 50 ROUND VALUE PACKS: 300 AAC Blackout performance meets value in our new UMC 50 round Value Pack for 2019. These UMC Open Tip Flat Base 120gr and 220gr target loads are intended for high volume shooting and training so we are making it convenient and easy to purchase and carry 50 rounds to the range. All UMC ammunition is made from first quality factory fresh materials.  UMC is not second quality product nor is UMC constructed using once fired brass.

REMINGTON PREMIER MATCH EXTENSIONS: Engineered for precision at extreme distances. Remington exacting manufacturing and quality standards result in low standard deviations and extreme variations. CONSISTENCY DELIVERED. Remington Premier Match 6mm Creedmoor 112gr OTM BT ammunition, with its best in class BC value and precision design, will have you “Sending it With Confidence” each time you compete.

 

COMPONENT BRASS EXTENSION: New cases for 2019 include 6.5 CM, 6mm CM and 300 BLK.

 

GOLDEN SABER BLACK BELT COMPONENT BULLETS: The revolutionary Mechani-Lokt belt firmly locks the jacket to the core for unfailing integrity in the most extreme personal defense scenarios. Remington is now offering this innovative bullet as a component in 9mm, 40/10mm and 45 calibers.

MAGNUM RIMFIRE RE-INSTATEMENT: A complete line of Premier Rimfire ammunition. Available in the popular AccuTip, standard JHP and Pointed Soft Point bullet styles.

REMINGTON PREMIER SCIROCCO: The Premier Scirocco line is one of the most versatile and reliable big-game ammunition offered today. The expansion-generating polymer tip and boat tail base combine to defy air resistance at the front end and reduce drag at the back. The progressively thickening, heavy-based, pure copper jacket is bonded to the lead core to preserve bullet integrity and retain over 75% of its weight at all velocities. Finally, the bullet’s precise concentricity and secant ogive nose profile produce accuracy you would be proud of in match competition. We are proudly bringing back the entire line consisting of eleven different loads from 243 Win thru 300 Rem Ultra Mag and nearly everything in between for 2019.

 

REMINGTON HYPERSONIC BONDED: Hypersonic® Bonded delivers more than just laser-flat trajectories and higher downrange energies. It zips through hide, meat and bone with unrivaled devastation thanks to today’s most advanced bonded bullet design, Core-Lokt® Ultra Bonded®. We are proudly bringing back the entire line consisting of eight different loads from 223 Rem thru 300 Win Mag for 2019.

 

REMINGTON HOG HAMMER RIFLE: Hog Hammer Rifle features the venerable Barnes TSX Rifle Bullets with a time proven reputation for delivering massive knock down power. This niche hog hunting line features all the most popular hunting cartridges paired with bullets specifically designed for optimum terminal performance on the biggest and toughest old boar hogs. For 2019, we are proud to reinstate this line and offer three new loads in 6.5 Creedmoor, 270 Win, and 45-70 Gov’t to further enhance the line and provide hunters with an amazing feral hog eradication product.

REMINGTON TURKEY LOAD 5 PACKS: Time proven in the field, Remington turkey loads continue to get the job done in the spring woods year after year and now we are making it even easier for the consumer to give our outstanding turkey loads a try by offering all of them in new five round packs while keeping the price per round low making the price per box extremely attractive.

www.remington.com

Barnes to Launch Line Extensions in 6mm Creedmoor, 30-06 Springfield and More at SHOT Show 2019

Friday, January 18th, 2019

Mona, UT – Taking accuracy and on-game effectiveness to new levels with VOR-TX LR line extensions and demanding uncompromising performance and exceptional accuracy with Precision Match line extensions as well as adding additional offerings in premier reloading components.

BARNES PRECISION MATCH EXTENSIONS: Engineered for precision at extreme distances. Barnes’ exacting manufacturing and quality standards result in low standard deviations and extreme variations.  CONSISTENCY DELIVERED. The Barnes Precision Match 6mm Creedmoor 112gr OTM BT ammunition, with its best in class BC value and precision design, will have you “Sending it With Confidence” each time you compete.

 

BARNES VOR-TX LR EXTENSIONS: The all-copper LRX (Long Range X-Bullet) opens instantly on impact into four razor-sharp petals that plow a wide wound channel and deposit massive amounts of energy throughout the entire length of the cavity.  High weight retention sustains bullet momentum to create a long-wound channel for maximum destruction of tissue, bone and vital organs to effectively and humanely take down game at close and extended distances. For 2019, we are proud to offer this line in 30-06 Spfd 175gr LRX BT, 6mm Creedmoor 95gr LRX BT, and 270 Win 129gr LRX BT.

BARNES COMPONENT BULLET EXTENSIONS: The Matchburner line now features a 6mm 112gr OTM BT with the best in class .624 G1 BC. The line also expanded to include a new bulk (500ct) packaging configuration option in 6mm 105gr OTM BT, 6mm 112gr OTM BT and 6.5mm 140gr OTM BT. New additions for the LRX (Long Range X Bullet) line include: 22 cal 77gr LRX BT, 6mm 95gr LRX BT and 30 cal 190gr LRX BT. The TSX line also expanded to include a .224” 78gr TSX BT optimized for the 224 Valkyrie. Lastly, the Barnes Original line now features a very heavy for caliber 30-30 190gr FN projectile.

www.barnesbullets.com

 

Norma Releases BONDSTRIKE Extreme – A New Line of Long-Range Hunting Ammunition

Friday, January 18th, 2019

Norma® is pleased to introduce BONDSTRIKE™ Extreme – an all-new line of hunting ammunition designed from the ground up for extreme long-range accuracy and excellent performance on game at all distances. With a state-of-the-art polymer tip, proprietary bonding and a match-style boat tail projectile, BONDSTRIKE Extreme delivers an unmatched combination of long-range precision, penetration and terminal ballistics.

Norma’s engineers developed a unique bonding technology to maximize weight retention and ensure a devastating wound channel through controlled expansion at all velocities. Combined with the inherent accuracy of Norma’s sophisticated boat tail bullet design, BONDSTRIKE Extreme is the ideal cartridge for hunting whitetail deer, elk, antelope or any other medium to large-sized game.

BONDSTRIKE Extreme will be on shelves in early 2019 and will be available in the following configurations:

• 308 Win 180gr BONDSTRIKE Extreme

• 30-06 180gr BONDSTRIKE Extreme

• 300 Win Mag 180gr BONDSTRIKE Extreme

• 300 WSM 180gr BONDSTRIKE Extreme

• 300 RUM 180gr BONDSTRIKE Extreme

“This is long-range hunting at its best. Our engineers created a bullet that is bonded for weight retention and penetration—but gets excellent accuracy,” said Paul Lemke, General Manager for RUAG Ammotec USA. “The ballistic coefficient on this 30-caliber projectile is fantastic. From a performance standpoint, BONDSTRIKE Extreme will stand out from the crowded long-range hunting bullet market. With a variety of additional 30 caliber cartridges, big game hunters will reap the rewards of this long-range hunting ammunition come fall.”

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Global Ordnance Announces CanMunition

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Global Ordnance LLC (GO), (GlobalOrdnance.com) is a Veteran Owned Small Business that responds to the critical needs of the US Government and its allies worldwide. With over 100 years of combined experience GO is a trusted partner of US Special Operations Command and the US Army, providing them with the products and services they depend upon.

In 2015 Global Ordnance was awarded a 5-year Basic Ordering Agreement by USSOCOM for Ammunition, Weapons, Accessories, & Training. In 2017 GO received a 5-year IDIQ contract from US Army Material Command for Ammunition, Mortar Weapon Systems, & Accessories. In 2018 GO was down-selected to provide the US Army with the STRIBOG AP9 A3S Subcompact Weapon System. Now in 2019, GO is making its debut into the commercial market with its innovative new product…CanMunition® (CanMunition.com)

• 1959-Beer magnate Bill Coors, frustrated with tin cans and looking for an alternative way to package beer, developed a two-piece aluminum can to sell his product.

• 1967-Both Coca-Cola and Pepsi converted to aluminum cans, establishing the aluminum can as the container of choice for the beverage industry.

• 2019-Global Ordnance launches CanMunition®, an innovative packaging process that provides a dry oxygen free micro-environment, with the goal of establishing CanMunition® as the container of choice for the Firearms Industry.

 

 

 

 

CanMunition® is Waterproof, Storable, Non-Corrosive, Oxygen Free, Rust Proof and Resealable.

 

CanMunition® production in underway! Our initial offering will feature: Fiocchi 115gr 9MM FMJ, Fiocchi 55gr FMJ .223 and our exclusive Australian Outback 125gr Sierra MatchKing 300 Blackout.

GO is committed to providing the best quality ammunition in the best packaging available…CanMunition®

Norma Introduces Personal Defense Handgun Ammunition with New Monolithic Hollow Point (MHP)

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

For more than a century, Norma® has built a world-wide reputation among hunters for accuracy, reliability and terminal performance across a wide range of hunting applications.  In 2019, Norma is proud to deliver this same standard of precision and ballistic performance with the release of its new 9mm Monolithic Hollow Point (MHP™). 

Norma’s 9mm MHP is an all copper bullet with massive expansion and great stopping power. It is designed to reliably feed into all pistol and carbine chambers and is calibrated for consistent devastating terminal performance, regardless of barrel length. By achieving consistent, massive expansion, repeatable time-after-time, the Norma MHP is poised to set a new standard for personal defense ammunition.

“Our new MHP is likely the most expanding 9mm bullet in the world,” said Paul Lemke, General Manager for RUAG Ammotec USA. “It also reliably feeds and performs with unmatched terminal affect through expansion, in all barrel lengths/firearm platforms. Getting this performance from an all-copper projectile is a very big accomplishment for our entire team. We’re proud to offer this unique personal protection and home defense option people can trust when it matters most.”

Initially being offered in 9mm with a 108gr projectile, the new MHP is the perfect choice for concealed carry and personal defense. Its cold formed monolithic copper construction delivers extreme terminal performance and consistent penetration out of any type of firearm or barrel length at varied velocities. MSRP for a 20-round box of Norma 9mm Luger MHP is $22.48.

norma-usa.com

Hush Puppy Project Brings Back Hush Puppy Pistols, Silencers and Ammunition

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

The Hush Puppy Project®, in conjunction with Super Vel ammunition, will be releasing a Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0 9mm based pistol featuring a patent pending Slide Locking Device (SLD) at SHOT show 2019.  To take full advantage of the locked breech capabilities of the pistol, a new silencer design (the Model 1) featuring modular components and hybrid technology will be released at the same time.  The pistol and silencer have been specifically tuned to provide maximum signature reduction with Super Vel’s Hush Puppy 147 grain FMJ subsonic ammunition.

Hush Puppy’s® M&P 2.0 pistol can be fired in semi-automatic or locked breech mode.  With the SLD engaged, the slide is restricted from cycling, thus eliminating all mechanical sounds of the gun and directing all gasses through the silencer. The original use of a slide lock device was on the Mk 22 Mod 0 pistol fielded by the U.S. Navy SEALs in Vietnam; it was also based on a S&W pistol (Model 39) and was commonly known as the “Hush Puppy.”  In addition to a Hush Puppy® slide lock device, the M&P pistol comes with a factory threaded barrel and factory suppressor height sights.

Available separately, but designed for, the Hush Puppy® pistol is a modular silencer of novel design incorporating both mono core- and wipe-style sound reduction systems. This hybrid design is comprised of three modules and is called the Hush Puppy® Model 1 silencer. The modular design allows for the silencer to be shot in multiple configurations including a hearing safe K configuration and multiple dry and wet wipe configurations for maximum sound reduction.  This unparalleled modularity has been dubbed “Tunable Technology” and allows the shooter to tailor the silencer to varying levels of size, weight and sound reduction based on their needs.  

Lastly, the Hush Puppy Project’s sister company, Super Vel Ammunition®, manufactured the original subsonic Mark 144 9mm Luger ammunition for the Mk 22 Mod 0 pistol from 1967 to 1973.  Building on this experience, the modernized Hush Puppy® pistol and Model 1 silencer are designed to function best with Super Vel’s Hush Puppy 147 gr. FMJ subsonic ammunition.  Also available is a special purpose 115 grain subsonic EXPANDING Solid Copper Hollow Point loading for the Model 1 K can configuration (not for use with the Model 1 wipe modules).

Hush Puppy Project products will be exclusively distributed by Lipsey’s.  Come see the new products at Super Vel’s SHOT show booth 1720 or at Lipsey’s booth 11329. Hush Puppy® is a registered trademark. The Hush Puppy Project® and Lipsey’s are based in Baton Rouge, La. www.hushpuppyproject.com   info@hushpuppyproject.com