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Velocity Arms Makes Some Unique Glock Barrels

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

At TRIGGRCON I was introduced to Velocity Arms. After learning about their Glock barrels, I’d have to say that their website (killer innovations) is aptly named.

Using Single Process Technology where the bore, rifling and chamber are cut on one machine.

Tru-Axis machining uses a single-point rifling system in which one machine comprehensively crafts every part of the barrel from start to finish. The rifling alone is accomplished with over eighty miniscule cuts, offering a deviation of less than one ten thousandth of an inch from groove depth to groove depth because they are cut with the same tool.

During this Tru-Axis machining process, the Glock barrels are machined with an 11° target crown, then magnetic particle tested, and finally, coated with a MDC or TiN plating.

Additionally, each barrel comes with a black nitride coated thread protector which extends just past the tip of the barrel to protect the 11° target crown from damage.

Triggrcon 18 – Gen 2 AR15 Spade Grip from KNS Precision

Monday, July 30th, 2018

I love seeing innovative work around for foolish gun laws. Although the Gen 2 AR15 Spade Grip from KNS Precision has been around for awhile, it fits the bill for those who live in areas with firearm feature-focused restrictions. Plus, it looks like a lot of fun.


This newer version of the Spade Grip will fit both semi-auto and full-auto platforms and allows the use of after market enhanced trigger guards and billet receivers which have the trigger guard built in.


Triggrcon 18 – S1-Wright-12 Breaching Shotgun from R&R Targets

Monday, July 30th, 2018

CMC Triggers displayed the S1-Wright-12 from R&R Targets. Although it’s a custom built design which has been used for 3-Gun competitions, this magazine fed, semi-auto, 12 ga shotgun is being evaluated by several SOF and LE organizations for breaching use.


I had the opportunity to fire it during Triggrcon Range day and it was quite controllable. If you’re familiar with an AR, you can shoot the S1-Wright-12. It offers the advantage of rapid magazine reloads (12 rounds) and ammunition changes. However, the bolt does not lock to the rear on the last shot like an AR. It was also fitted with a SilencerCo Salvo suppressor and I’m told that those currently evaluating the weapon use suppressed rifles and appreciate its utility.



The charging handle is mounted to the left side of the receiver and the top of the receiver features Mil STD 1913 rail.


The reason CMC Triggers was displaying the gun is that it is equipped with one of their triggers. During development, R&R Targets evaluated triggers from several different triggers, but the CMC AR10 trigger they selected was the only one which could stand up to the repeated hammering of the semi-auto 12 ga.


Look for more info soon. Until then, visit

Triggrcon 18 – Mil Spec Monkey KA-BAR MSM Knife 001 Drop Point

Monday, July 30th, 2018

I ran into my old friend Clayton aka Mil Spec Monkey at Triggrcon. He’s always got lots of irons on the fire, but this one is almost ready to go.

Based on the success of his first Tanto-style Knife collaboration with KA-BAR, Mil Spec Monkey is introducing a Drop Point version.

The handle was designed for use with a reverse grip as well as offering lots of purchase for the thumb.

It comes with a 550 cord wrapped handle and injection molded sheath. Coming soon from

Triggrcon 18 – OR BugOut Gaiters

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

It was great to see Outdoor Research support this PNW-based show. While they showed their extensive military line, the BugOut Gaiters, made from 420D nylon, feature Realtree camouflage and InsectShield to prevent bites from mosquitos and ticks.

Triggrcon 18 – TriggerShield by Richetti Tactical Solutions

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

When I first saw TriggerShield at Triggrcon Range Day, I was understandably skeptical. It’s a hinged cover for the trigger to help avoid negligent discharges. Below, you see a prototype mounted to a Blue Gun.

Initially, TriggerShield is available for the AR family and mounted to both left and right sides of the rifle. Its spring loaded design doesn’t rotate upward more than 90 degrees so as not to over stress the springs. Additionally, it’s mounted to the weapon via replacement trigger pins. In this photo of inventor Ryan Richetti, you can see how the TriggerShield swings out of the way.

I fired a rifle with a TriggerShield mounted. I was surprised how easy it was to get to the trigger when I wanted.

While I am concerned that’s it’s a hardware solution to a software problem, I can see certain applications where it might be useful. I’m sure many in the Law Enforcement community would be against its use, but as it can be applied to a wide variety of firearms, it could be applied to weapons carried while in close proximity to bystanders. Additionally, some may want to use TriggerShield to avoid getting their trigger caught on equipment.

If anything, the device encourages debate.

Triggrcon 18 – Tenicor Velo AIWB Holster

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

As soon as I walked into Tenicor’s booth, I noticed that the Velo was different than other Appendix Carry, Inside the Waistband Holsters. Most are minimalist designs but this one had some extra bumps in places holsters don’t usually have bumps.

Turns out, Tenicor put some serious thought into this design. So much so, that they won a Golden Trigger award for innovation in firearm accessories.

Those bumps I mentioned are actually a raised trigger bar at the front and multi-angled muzzle wedge at the rear which combine to rotate the grip up and into the body.

It works. Tap Rack Tactical’s Bill Blowers uses the holster exclusively. Here’s a photo of Tenicor founder Jeff Mau appendix carrying a full size Sig P320.

Granted, it prints a bit, buts also a full sized gun. Compacts disappears as they are rotated toward the curve of the abdomen.

The Velo offers great adjustment options for the three types of attachments.

T1 CLIP | The Tenicor T1 belt clip by Discreet Carry Concepts leverages strength and durability with unique Tenicor designed slots.  This intelligent design feature allows the clip to adjust vertically up to 0.45 inches providing subtle ride height adjustment.  The dual screws provide stability, and the staggered height slots keep the overall length trim.

CLOSED SOFT LOOP | This is the most durable and concealable option.  If you want the holster to stay in place in the most extreme circumstances, then this is the option for you.  The closed loops are extremely low profile to reduce unnecessary bulges.

SNAP LOOP | A convenient full loop option, the snap loops allow the holster to be taken on and off without removing the belt.

The Velo is available for an ever growing list of firearms, so check their site to see if they have your needs covered.

Check Out the Raptor-SL and Meet Garand Thumb at Radian Weapons, TRIGGRcon 2018!

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Radian Weapons is pleased to announce that not only will its new Raptor-SL be present at the Radian booth during TRIGGRcon 2018 in Bellevue, WA, so too will Garand Thumb. Find the latter fellow at our Booth, #408, from 10-12 tomorrow, Saturday July 28th.

Based on the long-proven Raptor™ Ambidextrous Charging Handle series, the recently released Raptor-SL™ is a sleeker version of its predecessors with a lower profile. The anti-snag design, with slim line handles and less obtrusive “ears”, minimizes risk of catching the charging handle on “heavy armor”, plate carrier accouterments, or other LBE.

Or your beard, if you’re rocking the ZZ Top, scary-murder-hobo look.

Whether you manipulate the Raptor-SL™ with a bladed palm or charge the weapon finger and thumb style, the motion will be as fluid as it is fast whether from the strong or support side.

The Raptor-SL™ is Made in the USA from aircraft grade 7075 aluminum and MilSpec anodized. Those who occasionally want to switch things up will be happy to know the “ears” can be switched out easily, with a punch and roll pin.

Learn more by connecting with Radian on social, @radianweapons on Instagram, @radianweapons on Twitter, and on Facebook, /RadianWeapons/. Or, you could just go straight to the Radian Arms Raptor SL product page and buy one. That would probably be best (and you’ll thank yourself later).

To learn more about TRIGGRcon, visit the site at or follow the show on Instagram, @triggrcon. Watch for such hashtags as #triggrcon, #triggrcon18, #bangingtriggrcon18, and #triggrcon2018.

Garand Thumb, a YouTube channel which discusses gun and military culture in informative and humorous ways, can be found online here.