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NRAAM 18 – B&T APC308

Monday, May 7th, 2018

We decided to wrap up our NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits coverage with a new offering from Switzerland’s B&T, the Advanced Police Carbine 308. The APC line already includes 9mm, .45, .223, 5.56mm and .300 versions, but the APC 308 model required some engineering to scale the design up.


Currently, they plan to introduce an Assault Rifle (Full Auto), Carbine (Semi Auto), Pistol (Semi Auto) and PDWs in both Semi and Full Auto. It features a locked rotating bolt, gas piston operating system. The barrel on the example we looked at was 14.5” with a pinned flash hider, designed to accept B&T suppressors. It has an overall length of 874 mm (611 mm with stock folded). The APC308 weighs 3.9 kg and has ambidextrous controls, including charging handle. The APC308 accepts SR25 pattern magazines.


There is a full length Mil STD 1913 rail down the top of the upper receiver and handguard as well as at the bottom of the handguard. Additionally, there are removable Picatinny rail sections for either side of the handguard. In addition to the side folder stock, B&T offers a collapsible stock as well as end cap. Here, you can see the buffer and spring.


An interesting feature on the bolt carrier is the insert seen at the side of the carrier in the photo below, which is found on the full auto variants of other APC models. For the APC308, it is standard and is used to slow the bolt carrier down.


They also use dual ejectors.


NRAAM 18 – Vortex Optics Crossfire

Sunday, May 6th, 2018


The Crossfire is a new red dot sight from Vortex, somewhat similar in appearance and size to Aimpoint’s T-2 micro. The Crossfire features an aluminum body with a hard anodized finish, with o-ring seals to prevent debris and moisture from entering the housing, and lenses with multiple anti-reflective coatings. The 2MOA dot can be adjusted from 11 brightness levels, and the battery life is up to 7000 hours on a single CR2032 battery.

A skeletonized mount is included with the Crossfire, either low mount, or lower 1/3 co-witness.

NRAAM 18 – MagPump 9mm Luger Magazine Loader

Sunday, May 6th, 2018


For this year’s NRA Annual Meetings, MagPump is displaying the newest addition to their line of eponymous devices, the MagPump 9mm Luger Magazine Loader. Available in both polymer and an ELITE 6061-T6 aluminum model, the 9mm MagPump sports a 50-round hopper, and comes with six individual retainers, allowing users to reload various types of double-stack 9mm magazines, including those from Glock, Sig, and Smith & Wesson. The internal mechanism is designed to right the orientation of the rounds as they feed from the hopper into the magazine, and various built-in safeties prevent damaging the ammo during loading.

NRAAM 18 – CZ-USA Scorpion Evo 3 S2 Micro Pistol

Sunday, May 6th, 2018


The Scorpion Evo 3 S2 Micro Pistol is a civilian-legal, semi-auto pistol version of the Evo III S2 Micro SMG, a specialized suppressed Evo variant designed for an undercover drug interdiction unit. The S2 Micro pistol comes with a 4″ barrel and an HB industries M-LOK handguard, as well as a Manticore Arms telescoping arm brace, designed in conjunction with SB Tactical. Like the original Evo 3, the S2 Pistol features CZ-USA’s low-profile iron sights, a top-mounted Picatinny rail, ambidextrous controls, and a swappable, ambi charging handle.

For those curious about the hardware on the muzzle, the S2 Micro comes with a faux suppressor manufactured by SilencerCo, cleverly dubbed the ‘NoOsprey’.


CZ-USA is also displaying a new 30-round polymer magazine for the Scorpion. It features a black polymer body with translucent panels on both sides to allow shooters to quickly gauge their round count. This magazine will be made available later in the year.

NRAAM 18 – Atlas by Standard Co

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

The Atlas by Standard Co is an Appendix carry, inside the waistband holster.

it is an interesting take on an integrated pistol holster and magazine carrier.

Standard uses a Hypalon bridge between the components to offer flexibility. As you can see, they’ve also incorporated an aluminum standoff wing.

NRAAM 18 – DGT Gear ZEK Belt Axe

Sunday, May 6th, 2018


DGT Gear is Darrel Ralph Designs‘ Outdoor, EDC and Survival line. Their latest edition is the ZEK Belt Axe which made its debut this weekend at the NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits here in Dallas.


Developed in conjunction with Master Proven, it fits your hand like a glove and makes for easy storage in a survival kit. Crafted from CPM 154 with G10 handles.

And yes, DDR pumps out some very cool metal combs for those who want to look sharp and have a backup.

NRAAM 18 – ACR Owners Recoice! Bushmaster Introduces 450 Bushmaster and 6.8 SPC Kits

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

It seems like Bushmaster has been promising alternative caliber kits for the “the most versatile and reliable MSR ever built,” the ACR.


Designed from the outset for a quick, operator-level caliber change, Bushmaster announced two new caliber options: 450 Bushmaster and 6.8 SPC which join the already existing 5.56 NATO. Wait what? You read gat right. 450 Bushmaster and 6.8 SPC.


Look for a new 10.5″ barrel in 5.56, 16″ & 18.5″ in 450 BM and 16″ in 6.8 SPC.

NRAAM 18 – Something For Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Tin Roof Kitchen & Home was doing a brisk business selling various wooden products, including this cutting board made from Pecan wood. They told us it’s their best seller. However, they will also engrave custom images and messages on a cutting board, or other item, for that special someone.

Peruse their entire catalog at