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Magpul Releases Highly Anticipated USMC Issue PMAG 30 AR/M4 GEN M3 In Medium Coyote Tan For Commercial Sale

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Engineered to combine the unmatched performance of the PMAG 30 AR/M4 GEN M3 Window and the desired color for the U.S. Army’s Small Arms Weapons Neutral signature reduction program. The Medium Coyote Tan (MCT) PMAG carries forward all of the prior GEN M3 innovations to include our next-generation impact and crush resistant polymer, aggressive front and rear texture, an easily removable slim floor plate, a paint pen dot matrix for marking and identification, and a dust/impact cover as well as the Maglevel window to indicate capacity at a glance. The MCT mag utilizes a newly developed proprietary molding process to allow for desired colors while maintaining the absolute strength and performance of the black and sand materials previously available.

In addition, the MCT mag carries forward the existing GEN M3 5.56 feed geometry to ensure M855A1 feeds with greater reliability than other magazines and eliminates premature wear in the M4. M16, and M27 IAR. Now adopted as the official magazine of the United States Marine Corps.

Get your PMAG 30 AR/M4 GEN M3 Window at
www.magpul.com/products/pmag-30-ar-m4-gen-m3-window


Get your PMAG 30 AR/M4 GEN M3 at www.magpul.com/products/pmag-30-ar-m4-gen-m3

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Magpul X-22 Backpacker Stock & Optic Mount

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

X-22 Backpacker Stock

The Magpul X-22 Backpacker stock takes the function of our full-size Hunter X-22 Takedown, and pares it down for ease of storage and transportation. Made for the Ruger 10/22 Takedown rifle, the X-22 Backpacker offers a minimalist solution for the hunter or outdoorsman who wants to transport their rifle in an efficient, convenient package without compromising shooting performance.

Constructed of a durable advanced polymer, the X-22 Backpacker features an ergonomic hand guard, optional QD sling mounting capability, integrated storage compartment in the grip, a hinged storage compartment in the stock capable of storing up to 3 spare 10rd magazines, a MOE SL non-slip rubber butt pad, and a unique locking interface to attach the barrel assembly to the receiver when being transported. Fits all Ruger 10/22 Takedown rifles as well as the Tactical Solutions SBX barrel.

Features:
-Drop-in design compatible with all factory Ruger 10/22 Takedown
-?Unique locking interface to attach the barrel assembly to the stock body when being transported
-Reinforced polymer construction for strength and durability
-Ergonomic hand guard
-Comes with interchangeable standard and “optic height” cheek risers
-Optional QD sling mounting capability
-Integrated storage compartment in the grip
-Hinged storage compartment in the stock capable of storing up to 3 spare 10rd magazines
-MOE SL nonslip rubber butt pad

X-22 Optic Mount

A solid, repeatable optic mounting platform for the Magpul Hunter X-22 Backpacker Stock. Made in U.S.A.

Features:
-Barrel mounted optic rail for the Magpul X-22 Backpacker Stock
-Barrel mounting helps retain zero between takedown and assembly
-Replaces factory barrel block
-Relief in 1913 Picatinny rail allows use of factory iron sights
-Intended for use with small red dot sights
-Machined from Mil-spec anodized aluminum

www.magpul.com

TacticalWalls Releases ModWall

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

During the Great American Outdoor Show, we showed you the new ModWall from TacticalWalls. It’s now available for order.

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ModWall can be mounted to the wall and uses slots in order to accept various mounts for weapons and equipment.

www.tacticalwalls.com

G-Code Clean Box Features Cleaning Kit from Breakthrough Clean Technologies

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Introducing the new G-Code Clean Box, featuring Breakthrough Clean Technologies QWIC-P cleaning kit in a G-Code Bang Box.

The Breakthrough Clean QWIC-P (Quick Weapon Improved Cleaning Kit – Pistol) was designed to efficiently clean the following pistol models 22 cal., .38 cal./.357 Cal./9mm, .40 cal./10mm & .45 cal.

Easily carry your ammo and cleaning supplies in our 2fer and 3fer bags. check out more info www.tacticalholsters.com/product/clean-box

Tyrant Designs – HALO Series MiniVert Grip

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Tyrant Designs CNC, an industry leader in high-end aftermarket AR grips has just announced their release of the new HALO Series MiniVert, a vertical forward grip. With dimensions slightly smaller than the average AR-15 vert grip, the MiniVert sports an aggressive looking knurl and well thought out ergonomics. Coupled with the ability to fit directly to MLOK and Keymod rail systems this little grip packs a big punch. With an overall length just shy of 3 inches, Tyrant instead utilized an elongated lip at the bottom allowing the operator the option of either tucking their pinky behind or resting the finger the traditional way.

“With all of the positive feedback we have received from reviewers, dealers and social media, we are extremely excited to announce the official release of our HALO Series MiniVert! This concept took months of designing and field testing to make it as comfortable as possible while maintaining our well known aggressive styling. It truly is a vertical grip that can be used in all situations on various platforms to heighten the performance of the operator. We are pleased with how it came out and look forward to seeing it on AR’s everywhere.”

SHOP INTRO PRICING ON HALO SERIES MINIVERT NOW AT WWW.TYRANTCNC.COM

Vickers Tactical Grip Plug / Take Down Tool For Gen 4 Glocks

Friday, April 7th, 2017

TangoDown is pleased to announce the release of the Gen 4 Glock™ Grip Plug / Take Down Tool (GGT-02). The GGT-02 offers all the same functions as its predecessor for the Glock™ Gen 3 models. Carefully designed to accommodate factory back-straps, or not, depending on shooter preference. Just select the appropriate tool and go. The package includes (2) tools &aNp; (1) plug. Installation is quick and simple, snap fit for easy tool access.

The GGT-02 accommodates the following Gen 4 Glock™ models only: 17, 19, 22, 23, 31, 32, 34, 35

MSRP: $17.95

Color Options: Black, Glock Tan, Gray

Visit tangodown.com/shop/vickers-tactical-grip-plugtakedown-tool-for-gen4-glock-ggt-02 for more information on the GGT-02.

Direct Customer questions to sales@tangodown.com.

Quantico Tactical Thursday – The THenar by High Ready Tool

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

When most shooters grip the front of their rifles for CQB shooting, they “C-Clamp” their thumbs over top of their rails. This method allows the shooter to grip the rail by applying pressure with the palm and four fingers of their hand and adds pressure to the top of the rail with the muscles in the thumb.

Developed by a prior senior firearms instructor at a special operations unit, the Patent Pending THenar ® allows the shooter to improve their grip of the front of their weapon, while simultaneously indexing at a fixed point and bringing their long gun to bear with far more control than possible before.

The Thenar ® provides a hard-point located on the side of the rail which the shooter wraps their thumb over at the web. By gripping with the thumb over this nub, the user uses their Thenar Eminence, the strong muscle group in the palm at the base of the thumb. This design also allows the shooter to bring their support hand into position on the weapon in a completely repeatable position and dramatically increases grip on the weapon and control of the forend under recoil. While usable with vertical foregrips or a bare rail, the THenar® is optimized for use with the Magpul AFG. The THenar ® has been called “The missing half of the AFG”.
The exposed end of each version of the THenar ® is a QD sling swivel point, removing the sling attachment point from interference with the shooters grip on the weapon under stress. The ambidextrous Thenar® is available in Picatinny, Key-Mod, and M-Lok and is proudly made of aircraft grade aluminum just outside of MCB Quantico VA.

The THenar ® is available from Quantico Tactical in any of their six retail stores, via their website or for unit or agency purchase, via their GSA schedule or the Defense Logistics Agency TLS-SOE contract.

Magpul Developed a 60-Round Quad Magazine

Thursday, April 6th, 2017


Quad Mag Prototype, 60-Round Capacity 2009

Shortly after the introduction of the original PMAG, Magpul began working on increased capacity solutions. The “Quad” or “Coffin” mag concept never delivered the reliability in rough handling and adverse conditions that they require from their magazine products, and so the design never made it into production. Lessons learned during this program eventually fed into the D-60 program.

USSOCOM Selects M-Lok For Weapon Programs

Friday, March 31st, 2017

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While we’ve heard rumors of a USSOCOM directed study by NSWC-Crane of weapon accessory attachment systems, we only recently came into possession of evidence of that study, conducted in 2016. We present to you the summary of the report, as it offers the most pertinent facts. However, we are not offering up the rest of the report, as it contains proprietary information regarding the Magpul M-Lok attachment as well as other, competing systems.

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The summary states:

SUMMARY

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) conducted testing for the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to evaluate modular rail systems and provide a recommendation based on the performance characteristics of each system. Modular rail systems were evaluated for repeatability, endurance, rough handling, drop testing, and static failure load. Where possible, handguards manufactured in different modular rail systems, but otherwise identical, were used as a basis for a comparative analysis. All tested modular rail systems showed to be adequate for securing accessories during cyclic loading through endurance and rough handling testing. However, distinct performance differences were observed from repeatability, drop test, and failure load analysis. Overall, test and evaluation demonstrated that the M-LOKTM modular rail system surpassed the performance results achieved by other modular rail systems. In repeatability testing, M-LOKTM allowed for the repeated installation of the same accessory rail in the same location on a handguard with an average point of aim (POA) shift of 1.3 MOA, as low as one quarter the average POA shift observed by other modular rail systems. Drop test results demonstrated that M-LOKTM systems maintain securement of accessories to the handguard and sustain less damage from impact forces than some other modular rail systems. Failure load testing demonstrated that M-LOKTM systems support the highest load of all modular rail systems tested. In fact, the test equipment used to interface with 1913 accessory rails secured with the respective modular rail system across testing repeatedly failed prior to failure of the M-LOKTM attachment system. Even so, testing of the M-LOKTM systems failed at loads as high as over three times the maximum failure load of some other modular rail systems. NSWC Crane recommended to USSOCOM that the M-LOKTM modular rail system be utilized over the alternative systems tested. USSOCOM has chosen to incorporate the M-LOKTM modular rail system in acquisition efforts including the Suppressed Upper Receiver Group (SURG) and Advanced Sniper Rifle (ASR).

Of additional note, the US Army directed H&K to integrate an M-LOK rail (designed by Geissele) on the new Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System rifle which is an indication of wider Dod adoption of M-Lok.

Marines Issue Mission Enhancement Kits For Mossberg 500A2 Shotguns

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

In this article on www.marcorsyscom.marines.mil, entitled, “Marines make an entrance with new breaching capabilities” By Ashley Calingo, Office of Public Affairs and Communications, Marine Corps Systems Command, she discusses the newly acquired Mission Enhancement Kits for the Corps’ Mossberg 500A2 Shotguns. The MEK consists of a shorter breaching barrel and optionsl stock configurations.

The first contract for these kits was awarded to Pro Patria by USSOCOM back in 2009. Since then, Pro Patria has provided kits to the US Army, US Navy and US Marine Corps.

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. —
To Marines on a breaching mission, the shotgun is more than just a weapon. It is a tool Marines use to breach—or gain entry into—an enemy-held building using the minimal amount of force. Marine Corps Systems Command’s Military Enhancement Kit gives Marines the tactical advantage by transforming current shotguns into a more compact and versatile weapon.


Sgt. Trenton Hansen, a Special Reaction Team member from the Marine Corps Base Quantico Provost Marshals Office, uses a Military Enhancement Kit to breach open a door. The MEK provides versatile capabilities to Marine units trained to engage on breaching missions. The kit builds upon the Mossberg M500A2, but gives Marines a shorter, vented breaching barrel and three interchangeable buttstock attachments, including the collapsible buttstock featured in this photo. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Alan Matthews)

The MEK is a ballistic breaching tool—or what Marines use to safely shoot the locks off of doors. It is designed to augment the M500A2 pump-action shotguns currently used by Marine reconnaissance, security forces, military police, explosive ordnance disposal and special operations units. The kit gives Marines a shorter, vented breaching barrel and three interchangeable buttstock attachments: a pistol grip, fixed buttstock and a collapsible buttstock. At 18 inches long, the MEK’s barrel is nearly three inches shorter than the M500A2’s standard barrel, making it less cumbersome for Marines to carry.

“When you’re breaching or conducting methods of entry, having the ability to secure the weapon on your body without it becoming cumbersome is important,” said Gunnery Sgt. Michael Flor, ballistic breaching course chief and senior instructor at the Methods of Entry School, the Marine Corps center of excellence for breaching. “Having a shorter barrel and a pistol grip removes all of the extra space that is not necessary for ballistic breaching. So when you stow it, you can stow it much more rapidly.”

Current shotguns can be modified by Marine Corps armorers with a special adaptor from the MEK that allows Marines to easily interchange the buttstocks in a matter of seconds without the need for additional tools.

“Having the ability to transition through the three stocks—the folding, the pistol grip and the fixed—makes the weapons more versatile,” Flor said. “The kit allows the weapon to be tailored to the tactical user at the user level.”

The shorter breaching barrel and different stock grips, namely the pistol grip, offer several tactical advantages, Flor said.

“For instance, if reconnaissance Marines repel from a helicopter carrying a long weapon system that’s unsecured, it can catch on parts of the air frame or the rope and become a safety hazard,” Flor said. “Having a shorter weapon system, secured tightly, is more manageable. That’s an advantage.”

The MEK also yields significant savings for the Marine Corps—another advantage.


The Military Enhancement Kit provides versatile capabilities to Marine units trained to engage on breaching missions. The kit builds upon the Mossberg M500A2, but gives Marines a shorter, vented breaching barrel and three interchangeable buttstock attachments pictured here. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Alan Matthews)

“By using the MEK with currently-fielded M500A2 shotguns, the Marine Corps only had to buy the kits,” said Maj. Paul Gillikin, Special Purpose Weapons team lead in MCSC’s Infantry Weapons Systems. “Also, modifying the shotgun in local armories will save time and shipping costs, and units will retain their shotguns on-hand, as opposed to sending them in to a depot for maintenance.”

As part of IWS’s evaluation process, Gillikin and his team turned the kit over to Marines at the Methods of Entry School, located aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico. MOES instructors teach breaching methodology to Marines assigned to Reconnaissance and Force Reconnaissance units, Security Forces Regiment Recapture Tactics teams, Military Police Special Reaction teams, Explosive Ordnance Disposal units and Marine Special Operations Command units. Marines who undergo training at MOES will be the primary users of the kit.

“We reached out early to MOES, and the feedback we received from experts like Gunnery Sgt. Flor and Master Sgt. Bryan Maass was key to helping us get the MEK to Marines,” said Gillikin. “They were able to articulate a capability and requirement, and assist us in test design and execution. Infantry Weapons Systems-South logistics personnel took it the rest of the way by completing the cataloging process, which will allow units to sustain the kit through normal supply requisitioning.”

The MEK is currently being fielded to select units across the Marine Corps, and is one of the many capabilities offered to Marines by MCSC’s Infantry Weapons Systems. IWS strives to ensure that Marines are equipped and ready for their next challenge, whether that means introducing new weapons systems or, in the case of the MEK, enhancing current ones.