Archive for the ‘Black Rifle’ Category
Ever wonder if the “H” in FNH stands for Hodge? Yep, that’s a Mod 2 in the FN booth.
Last Fall, I visited Lancer’s facility in Quakertown, Pennsylvania and of the numerous products they showe me, my favorite was the Adaptive Magwell because it is a relatively low cost add-on that makes it easier to change magazines on the AR platform due to its flare that funnels the magazine into the Magwell. Like it or not, the U.S. Military is going to stick with the M16 lower receiver for the foreseeable future. Because the lower is the gun, we can’t change its gemoetry. But, the Magwell Adapter allows you to enlarge and bevel the Magwell of virtually any mil-spec M16-style lower.
The one-piece is a modification of the original, commercially offered two-piece version that the U.S. Army expressed interest in. It comes with two silicone gaskets that are used while mounting the adapter in Oder to take any play out of the fit. You use the one that fits better.
The Magwell Adapter is held fast by clipping into the trigger guard which is opened with the use of a cartridge tip. The Magwell Adapter incorporates an alternate attachment for the trigger guard which also serves to open the trigger area up a bit for those wearing hand wear.
Once again, this modification to an AR lower requires no permanent alterations to the weapon and makes it easier to accomplish magazine changes.
We mentioned that KAC is now offering M-LOK during NRAAM, here it is…
American Tactical is introducing their new 5.56 Translucent Maxx AR at NRAAM.
Axelson Arms released nine new rifles at the 2015 NRA Annual Meeting including this Reaper 308 named for SOCM Ron Bellan (USN Ret) who stars as Reaper 01 on the Outdoorsman Channel “Reaper Outdoors – Survive The Hunt”.
The Reaper 308 is built to Ron’s specs and incorporates a unique camoflauge finish. That’s a 1/10 twist, 16″ Proof barrel and Axelson Tactical Talon flash hider. The trigger is a Geissele SSA-E amd the receiver is forged and incorporates sling attachment points. The rifle weighs in at just under 9 lbs.
‘Ounces Is Pounds’ is the design inspiration for Battle Arms Development’s OIP.
Some might call it badpre bones. The total weight for the OIP is 3.9 lbs (the rifle in the photo includes optic, mount and magazine) and this is attributed to a combination of design and materials. There’s no magnesium or polymer in the design and the upper actually has a thicker cross section than a mil-spec model.
FNH USA is not only releasing a semiauto version of the M249 but also Military Collector semiauto versions of the M4 and M16A4.
These are delivered just like they are to the government, complete with KAC rail systems. They even have Serial Number markings like the issue item. Although they are semi, they will be marked ‘SAFE, SEMI, FULL’. The production models will not only be properly marked but will also have the proper ambi safety.