Time is running out but you can still enter the Build Your DDM4 Flyaway Sweepstakes.
One lucky SSD reader will receive a Grand Prize consisting of:
• Round trip airfare to/from Savannah, Georgia
• Hotel Accommodations
• Tour of both Daniel Defense facilities: Black Creek, Georgia; Ridgeland, South Carolina
• (1) Custom Built DDM4
The winner will work hand-in-hand with an armorer to assist in the build of the DDM4 rifle which will then be sent to winner’s FFL for transfer. DD pays for you to travel to their factory and build your own rifle!
There is no specific date set for the trip. Daniel Defense will work with the winner to set the date of the prize.
Enter by 31 August, 2014 for your chance to win. To enter visit danieldefense.com/registertowin.
Be sure to read all of the contest rules. These are very important. This is a Daniel Defense contest and not being administered by Soldier Systems Daily.
Earlier this week Magpul announced their new M-LOK attachment system for mounting accessories to rails. The list of manufacturers adopting the system has really taken off, thanks in part to the ongoing NRA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana. I’m happy to see several of my favorites on the list.
After posting the BATFE letter last night on the SIG stabilizing device, we received this photo.
At SHOT Show, Daniel Defense introduced their Rock & Lock attachment system for Mil Std 1913 rails. They’re showing it at Warrior Expo as a simple to use means to attach accessories to M4s. This new design moves from a separate clamp and mount to a single-piece design.
This is the 1 O’Clock offset mount and as you can see, it’s a one-piece design with a single, flat-tip tightening bolt.
This is the new Offset Flashlight mount. This model is a bit more streamlined with the light closer to the boreline.
And this little beauty is a Rail Mount QD Swivel Attachment Point. I don’t know how many times I’ve picked up a carbine with nowhere to attach a sling. This QD Attachment Point is anti-rotation and fits right to the rail. A few twists of a screwdriver and it’s in place, where you want it.
These are low cost solutions that allow the shooter to quickly adapt new accessories to his carbine. Check them out.
Alexander Arms is a company that is best known for the .50 Beowulf cartridge developed by the company’s founder, Bill Alexander. They also manufacture parts, components, AR-15-style uppers, and full rifles for their proprietary cartridge in addition to the 6.5 Grendel (also co-developed by Alexander) and .17 HMR cartridges. Only relatively recently have they expanded their product line to include the NATO standard 5.56 cartridge.
We were recently invited out to C2 Shooting Center to try out the new Alexander Arms 5.56 ‘Alexa’ AR-15. The ‘Alexa’ features a fluted, chrome lined, mil-s-11595 steel cold hammer forged barrel, 16″, 1:7 twist. The upper is a flat top with extended feed ramps, and an M-16 style carrier group, chrome lined bores with fully staked gas key. The model at the range had the MK10 vented hand guard, made of G10 composite with corrosion resistant threaded inserts spaced to attach 3-inch Picatinny rail sections. Additional components included military specification stock extension tubes, an M4-style stock, and a military style trigger. The rifle was also outfitted with Manta rail covers and grip sleeves as well as an ACOG.
The Editor of SSD first fired the weapon at 50 yards in the prone position.
The left target resulted from using an unsupported rifle. The right target resulted from the rifle supported with a GPS.LE Grip Pod. As you can see, the Grip Pod was very successful in assisting with stabilizing what is an already accurate weapon.
The Editor also practiced a couple of standing-to-prone transition drills, deploying a separate GPS.LE with light rail to stabilize the rifle while prone.
While our time with the ‘Alexa’ was brief, Alexander Arms seems to have a winner on their hands. It’s a solid, accurate rifle with a crisp trigger pull that makes a fine addition to Alexander Arms’ product list.
This may well be the most significant individual weapon in US Small Arms History.
While THE rifle no longer exists exactly as it did on that day on that target, more of it is present in this photograph than anywhere else. You’re looking at history here ladies and gentlemen. Thanks to LAV for sharing it with us.
Since it’s being reported elsewhere I’ll share what has been floating around for some time, Colt is supposedly buying LWRC. Nobody has any real details yet because it hasn’t actually happened…yet. So if somebody tells you they have facts, they don’t. Until the ink is dry, it’s all just a rumor.