Archive for the ‘Black Rifle’ Category

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

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 as well as

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.

Tactical Link – PDW Grip

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

The PDW Grip is a drop-in upgrade for AR style rifles with a more vertical angle, optimized for short LOP (length of pull) personal defense weapons (PDW), bringing the primary hand in closer to the shooter’s body, encouraging a more natural “elbows in” shooting posture which substantially reduces wrist fatigue and is concurrent with modern shooting doctrine.

Made to the finest standards from an extremely durable fiber-reinforced polymer, the PDW Grip is the result of extensive professional shooter feedback and engineering excellence that has produced one of the finest shooting upgrades in the market today. The PDW Grip sports a patent pending design with “zones” of moderately aggressive surface texture to provide unmatched gripping properties for positive weapon control in all environments.

The PDW Grip is compatible with most lower receiver mounting platforms (forged or billet) and provides improved biomechanics to better align the trigger finger for a more comfortable and direct rearward trigger pull. Due to its hollow core design (no internal storage), the PDW Grip weighs only 2.1 oz and since the PDW Grip is a drop-in upgrade it is sold without a grip screw.

Shooter Refined Ergonomics:
At 14 degrees, the PDW Grip is 235% (19 degrees) more vertical than the standard A2 grip and is the most comfortable and relaxing grip on the marketplace. Places the hand’s flexor muscles on more of the same plane creating a more natural hand position for a more natural hand position with little to no fatigue even during prolonged use.

Optimized Biomechanics:
Small beavertail backstrap provides enhanced ergonomics and allows the operator’s hand to ride high on the grip for improved recoil management and fire control.

Tactile Gripping Texture:
Much more aggressive texture than most other grips on the marketplace. “Zones” of more aggressive anti-slip texturing on the palm panels for excellent gripping properties and for positive weapon control in all environments.

-All edges rounded for operator comfort
-Reinforced beaver tail for extra rigidity
-Aggressive PSP (Pentagonal Surface Projections) Texture on both palm panels for superior weapon control
-Grooves on the front and rear backstraps for optimal anti-slip surface and excellent gripping properties
-Accommodates the “seam” commonly found on the beaver tail of forged lower receivers
-Unique trigger guard design provides a very comfortable, and absolutely the best fit at the trigger guard area of any grip on the market
-Grip “pulls” the operator’s hand forward into the grip for a more positive grip and better operational control of the weapon
-Robust design easily exceeds industry standards for quality, strength and durability
-100% made in USA