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MDM – FN America To Release Collaboration Version of Hodge Defense AU Mod-2

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

FN America is displaying two versions of a new Black Rifle collaboration with Hodge Defense Systems, Inc.  Based on the Hodge AU Mod-2, the rifle will be offered as Gen II and Gen II Pro variants.

As commercial models, neither will feature Aliminum Lithium components. Instead, the Gen II offers a Hodge Rail made from 6061 Aluminum while the Gen II Pro is 7075 Aluminum.

Only the Pro will have either a SureFire muzzle device, with the WarComp on 14.5″ and up with the standard SureFire Flash Hider.

Both models will be offered with 10.3, 11.5, 12.5, 14.5″, 14.5″ pinned, 16″ and 18″ hammer forged barrels with 1/7 twist. However, the Pro model has the Hodge barrel profile.

Finally, they will be stamped as FN guns and offered at a slightly more affordable price. Look for a commercial launch at SHOT Show.

The photo features two Gen II Pro demonstrators. Final variants may differ slightly.

Sneak Peek – New M-Lok Rail from Troy Ind

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

I’ve spent the past few days with Dan Brokos at a TYR Urban Gunfighter class for Law Enforcement in Central Missouri, sponsored by TYR Tactical. Dan’s carbine was sporting a prototype, lightweight, M-Lok rail from Troy Industries.

Look for it at SHOT Show.

Blind Owl Media Presents – Hodge Defense Range Day with TIG and SSD

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Our friends at Blind Owl Media reminded us about this video from our first range session with a Hodge Defense Systems Inc AU Mod-1. We were joined by TIG, which was founded by a close friend as he transitioned from the military to life in the defense contract business. It was a fun day.

Hodge Defense – SSD-TIG Range session from Blind Owl Media on Vimeo.

This is the description:
Last month Soldier Systems Daily, in conjunction with Targeted Integration Group took a few Hodge Defense Systems pre-production and production AU-Mod1 carbines out to C2 Shooting Center to put them through their paces. As you can tell, we had a great day. Ron Bellan from from Reaper Outdoors also showed up to join in. Big thanks to our videographer M Keller.

If You Get It, You Get It

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Sudanese AR-10s in ‘Spies Like Us’

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

‘Spies Like Us’ is definitely one of my all-time favorite movies.  Some friends recently pointed out that it featured some Sudanese  Ar-10s. Talk about obscure.

Magpul Releases Receiver Extensions and Buffer Components

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Back during SHApat Show we have you a little sneak peek at the Magpul Receiver Extension. Well, now they’re available along with complimentary buffer components and better yet, they are offered for both the AR-15 and SR-25 platforms.

Receiver Extension

Not your average receiver extensions. Constructed of impact extruded 7075-T6 aluminum with Type III, Class 2 hard coat anodizing for an extremely hard, abrasion resistant surface. The interior of the receiver extension features Everlube® coating for enhanced corrosion resistance and reduced friction. Available in a 7-position AR15/M4 profile as well as a 10-position SR25/A5 profile optimized to fit with the full line of Magpul Mil-Spec carbine stocks.

Buffer Components

In addition to the new Magpul Receiver Extensions, you can satisfy all of your stock needs.

Stock components available are:
·Stainless Steel AR15/M4 Carbine Buffer Spring
·Stainless Steel AR15/M16 Rifle Buffer Spring
·AR15/M4 H Carbine Buffer
·AR15/M4 H2 Carbine Buffer
·AR15/M4 H3 Carbine Buffer
·Heat-Treated Castle Nut
·Receiver End Plate

Get them at www.magpul.com/stockcompletion.

MULTITASKER Twist in MultiCam

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

The Twist from MULTITASKER is a pen-shaped multitool for weapon maintenance and optics/sight adjustments. CNC machined from T-6061 aluminum and Mil-spec Type III Anodized. Weighing less than 2 oz, the Twist is 5” x 2/3”.

-Aimpoint turret adjuster on rear cap
-Pocket clip is a light-duty slotted screwdriver
-Heavy-duty dental pick with brass shank
-3/32 pin punch
-Radial carbon scraper
-M16A2 style FSP adjustment tool on a magnetic ¼” hex bit holder
-10 ¼” hex bits + carrier strip

Offered in Black anodize finish or MultiCam hydrodip by B5 Systems.

Available from www.skdtac.com/Multitasker-Twist as well as www.brownells.com.

Photo by Richard King Photography

Breaking – USSOCOM Cancels Suppressor Upper Receiver Group Solicitation

Monday, August 15th, 2016

In a special notice issued just minutes ago, United States Special Operations Command has canceled the Suppressor Upper Receiver Group solicitation.

The Suppressor Upper Receiver Group solicitation is cancelled.

United States Special Operations Command plans to analyze the results of the testing and post a new solicitation to industry in the future.

The message was simple and straight forward, yet doesn’t explain why. Many in industry have been very critcal of the ambitious program due to its requirements to keep the weapon cool enough to handle in spite of high operating temperatures. 

Considering the solicitation closed just a month ago, this move seems quite sudden. It sounds like none of the candidates met the program’s goals and SOCOM is going to circle back around.