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American Elements – Marty Daniel

Friday, January 29th, 2016

American Elements takes a look at Daniel Defense founder, Marty Daniel.  He also shares the story of his family, wife Cindy, and son Connor who helped him get where he is today.  


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Post SHOT Show Wrapup – XPDW 5 Position Collapsible Stock From Armaspec

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

  
Burlingame, CA, January 19, 2015– Armaspec, manufacturer of the Rhino R23 Magwell Funnel, AST90 assisted safety selector and TCB extended mag release, is pleased to announce the new Armaspec XPDW 5 Position Collapsible Stock.

The Armaspec XPDW 5 Position Collapsible Stock is a completely new take on the PDW stock. Unlike other PDW stocks that require modified BCGs, short buffer tubes with custom buffer springs and buffers, etc. the XPDW stock mounts directly to your standard AR-15 collapsible stock mil-spec buffer tube. This design allows the end user to easily install the XPDW stock with no modification to the AR with the exception of simply removing the standard AR-15 stock.

  
The Armaspec XPDW 5 Position Collapsible Stock also completely breaks the mold when it comes to the affordability by coming in at an unbeatable MSRP of just $179. XPDW units are currently in production.  We are accepting orders now.

www.ARMASPEC.com

Post SHOT Show Wrapup – SIG MCX Lower Receiver Adapter

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Last year we showed you the lower receiver adapter which will allow you to attach a SIG MCX upper receiver to your AR-style lower. Immediately, we began fielding questions on where users could get this elusive product. At SHOT Show, we got the answer.

The adapter will come as a component with upper reciever groups. This is great news for those that just buy an upper but a little disappointing for those who already bought a full MCX and wamt to use the upper with an existing AR lower.

 

The adapter screws into the threads at the rear of the lower which normally accept the lower receiver extension. Once installed you can use an MCX upper and attach MCX stocks.

 

www.sigsauer.com

Post SHOT Show Wrapup – Primary Weapons Systems PicMod

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

  
PWS displayed this new rail system with their new attachment option dubbed PicMod which offers both Mil Std 1913 Picatinny rail space with embedded KeyMod attachment points.  

  
www.primaryweapons.com

Troy Industries Introduces GAU-5/A/A Reproduction Carbine

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Absolutely, the most exciting firearm announcement for me at SHOT Show 2016 was from Troy Industries. Owner Steve Troy and I first met in 1998 while serving in the Air Force while we were both deployed to Ali Al Salaam Air Base in Kuwait with different units. And, it’s in the Air Force that we both used GAU-5 and GUU-5 carbines.

The GAU-5/A/A was employed by participants in Operation Ivory Coast during 1970’s daring raid on Son Tay prison in North Viet Nam.

The attention to detail is fantastic and you can tell this was a labor of love for Steve Troy. I can’t wait to order mine. They’ve even included the old-style buttstock and pistol grip. Troy Industries has also created a GAU-5/P (below) with its more modern accessories.

Here is Troy’s press release:

In partnership with The National League of POW/MIA Families.

The GAU-5/A/A is the United States Air Force version of the XM117E2 Commando Carbine. This firearm historically replicates the weapon used by The Son Tay Raiders in the largest rescue attempt of American POWs. 45 of the 56 Special Forces troopers were equipped with the GAU during the night raid on the Son Tay prison camp. The GAU-5/A/A was highly desired by Commando Forces for its compact size, fire power, high reliability and reduced signature.

In partnership with The National League of POW/MIA Families, we offer this limited edition, historically accurate GAU-5/A/A with modern manufacturing excellence. Portions of the proceeds will go directly to support their sole purpose: “to obtain the release of all prisoners, the fullest possible accounting for the missing and repatriation of all recoverable remains of those who died serving our nation during Vietnam.”

Availability of this collector’s item is limited, pre-order yours today at myservicerifle.com.

SHOT Show – ZEV Technologies AR Trigger

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

  
Hidden in a case was this sneak peek from ZEVtechnologies.com.

SHOT Show – Magpul Lower Receiver Extension?

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

  
I was looking at stocks in the Magpul booth when I noticed this…

  
www.magpul.com

LMT Announces MARS-L Fully Ambidextrous Rifle Platform

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

LMT Defense is excited to announce they are releasing the Modular Ambidextrous Rifle System – Light (MARS-L), the most modern ambidextrous M4 ever. The MARS-L platform was designed in response to a foreign military requirement to field a fully ambidextrous weapon system with complete symmetry and commonality of controls so that users could manipulate the weapon from either side in the same fashion. This weapon now proudly serves the New Zealand Defence Force. The MARS-L can first been seen at the 2016 NSSF SHOT Show in booth #20249 and is expected to start shipping at the end of the first quarter of 2016.
  
The weapon is fully ambidextrous with LMT Defense designed and manufactured: Ambi-Safety Selector Switch; Ambi-Magazine Release Button; Ambi-Bolt Catch/Release Paddle; and Ambi-Charging Handle. All have been tested and vetted by both military and law enforcement agencies. The ambidextrous features allow an operator to perform more operations from either hand including catching the bolt with the right index finger so as not to remove the hand from the grip. To achieve this, the new lower forging design includes the bumps for the Ambi-Bolt Catch/Release Paddle, Ambi- Magazine Release Button and Fence Well. The lower forging also includes a flared magazine well that assists the operator in locating the magazine during insertion.

The modular weapon design is available in Semi-Auto (LS) or Select Fire (LA) models with 14.5”, 16”, 18” and 20” barrel options and can be fitted with the CQB® upper to accommodate a 10.5” barrel. The weapon also includes eight QD locations – five on the front rail, one in the end plate of the lower receiver and two on the stock. The weapon is “lightweight” in that it is designed for smaller rifle calibers: 5.56mm, .300 Blackout, .204Ruger, and 6.8 SPCI.

Finally, the MARS-L utilizes LMT Defense’s monolithic upper receiver to ensure the straightest and strongest rail in the industry. The one piece aluminum forging also allows for the longest barrel extension in the industry which contributes to the greatest weapon accuracy on a production scale.