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Magpul Releases Hunter X-22 Takedown and X-22 Backpacker Forends for the Ruger 10/22 Takedown Rifle

Friday, July 19th, 2019

Magpul has released two new forends for the Ruger 10/22 Takedown Rifle.

Hunter X-22 Takedown Forend

• Compatible with the Hunter X-22 Takedown Stock
• Easy exchange of different barrels for the same rifle
• Reversible barrel tray accepts factory and aftermarket barrels up to 0.92” OD
• Adjustable barrel-tensioning shim in the forend for setting barrel preload (the barrel may also be free-floated)
• M-LOK® slots on forend sides and bottom for a variety of accessory and sling mounting options
• Dimpled drill point to install optional sling swivel studs such as the Sling Swivel Stud, MAG819
• Reinforced polymer construction for strength and durability
• Made in the U.S.A.

Black, FDE, ODG, GRY

X-22 Backpacker Forend

• Compatible with the X-22 Backpacker Stock, MAG808
• 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
• Compatible with factory and aftermarket barrels, up to 0.92” OD
• Made in the U.S.A.

Black, FDE, ODG, GRY

PROOF Research’s Carbon Fiber Barrels Integral to New 300 PRC MRAD Barrett Rifles Contracted by US Department of Defense

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

DoD contract for an unspecified number of Barrett’s bolt-action MRAD precision rifle will include PROOF Research’s patented carbon fiber barrels.

Columbia Falls, Mont. (July 2019)  – PROOF Research, the science-based company revolutionizing the firearms industry with innovative materials and products, is proud to announce PROOF’s industry-leading carbon fiber barrels will be an integral part of the US Department of Defense’s newly contracted MRAD® rifles in 300 PRC from Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc.

The contract was announced 2018 year-end, for an undisclosed number of Barrett’s modular, precision, bolt-action MRAD rifles, chambered in Hornady’s new long-range 300 PRC cartridge. The barrels for these rifles were engineered for purpose by PROOF and utilize a unique hand-laid, high-stiffness carbon wrap process to give the US military the very best barrel technology that is available today.

PROOF Research has made a name for itself in the firearms industry for its carbon fiber technology. A PROOF barrel utilizes a high strength, aerospace-grade carbon fibers that are impregnated with a proprietary matrix resin developed by their Advanced Composites Division. PROOF-ACD has developed many different high temperature resins and carbon fiber layups that allow PROOF’s design engineers to create a superior barrel solution for even the most demanding of applications. Furthermore, the technology used in their manufacturing process is scalable which opens up opportunities for small, medium and large caliber applications.

There are many benefits of incorporating aerospace grade carbon fiber technology into a military rifle. PROOF Research carbon fiber barrels are up to 50 percent lighter than steel barrels of similar contour, which is crucial for operators moving rapidly from one position to another and when carrying their gear over long distances. The carbon fiber wrap also makes the barrel highly resistant to weather, grit, dings, scratches and all-around abuse.

 PROOF Research high-fiber content, cut-rifled composite barrels are extremely accurate. Well known within the precision rifle competition community as the first choice for match-grade accuracy, the long-range accuracy, performance and reliability of PROOF Research’s carbon fiber barrels are not only benefits, but critical for mission success among these elite military teams. 

“PROOF Research is very proud to be the only carbon fiber barrel company that is trusted by our warfighters.” 

Find out more about PROOF Research barrels and rifles at

Sneak Peek – Polymer80 Frame for SIG P320

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019


This is a rendering of the upcoming PF320 from Polymer80. It is a polymer frame that is compatible with SIG P320 Full/Carry, P320 X5, & P320 VTAC slides/components. This frame will feature all the P80 enhancements and ergonomics such as a textured grip, high beaver tail undercut, and the double undercut trigger guard. The PF320 frame is not a firearm, and will require the end-user to install the SIG P320 Fire Control Unit, parts kit and a complete slide.

True North Concepts Releases Gripstop and Gripstop K in Olive Drab

Friday, July 12th, 2019


It’s been reported that the first recorded use of olive drab as a color name first surfaced in England during 1892. Ever since then, it has been spotted on nearly every battlefield in one shade or another. OD green might have taken a back seat to Coyote and Flat Dark Earth in recent years, but it’s hard to argue against it remaining the most popular military color of all time.


True North Concepts has released a limited run of their popular Gripstop and compact Gripstop- K Milspec anodized in classic OD, available now.

Warrior EAST 19 – Rite in the Rain DOPE Logbook

Friday, July 12th, 2019

This 4″x6″ notebook features Rite in the Rain’s waterproof paper, with pages set up to record weapon ballistic data. It also includes Wind Calculation and MOA/MRAD Conversion reference materials.

Warrior EAST 19 – Titan Retention Upgrades

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Titan Retention is a ratchet-style retention system for weapons and breaching tools, keeping them out of the way, but instantly available when needed. Since its release, Titan Retention has been upgraded with a custom Cobra buckle.

In addition to the PALS mount, they offer a Velcro version.

Offered in 1.5″ or 2″ webbing. Available in a variety of colors.

Warrior EAST 19 – Lugger LRVS Gun Bag

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

The Load Roll Vac Shoot Bag by Load Lugget gets its name from how it’s used. It’s a waterproof weapon bag which can be configured so that it can be fired while still in the bag.


The Polyurethane material has a melting point at over 300 deg F, more than enough to get off that first magazine before the bag has to be peeled away from the bag. Although it isn’t shown in this photo, there’s more than enough room for a carbine equipped with an optic as well as 30 round magazine.


The bag is currently available via GSA.

ZEV Technologies releases the O.Z-9 Modular Build Kit

Monday, July 8th, 2019

The patent-pending O.Z-9 internal steel receiver is now available individually as the O.Z-9 Modular Build Kit (MBK).

The O.Z-9 Modular Build Kit (MBK) offers complete customization to build your O.Z-9 from the ground up. Start your custom build by choosing between a Black DLC or Titanium Gray O.Z-9 steel receiver.

“This is a big deal for the consumer who already owns a custom ZEV firearm or the necessary compatible ZEV components that go into an O.Z-9. It’s also the perfect starting point for the consumer that wants to build an O.Z-9 in the exact configuration they want. The steel receiver is the serialized component, and the foundation of the O.Z-9, so once you have that, the rest is like a set of Lego building blocks, but with ZEV parts.”, explained ZEV’s V.P. of Marketing, Dave Roberts.

Using compatible ZEV components, select the ZEV slide, ZEV barrel, ZEV trigger, ZEV O.Z-9 grip, and ZEV O.Z-9 magwell to build out the O.Z-9 that best fits your needs. Whether it’s for duty, concealed carry, competition, or a weekend range gun, the MBK is the place to start.

The O.Z-9 internal steel receiver, machined from a single block of 17-4 stainless steel billet, reduces the flex associated with polymer frames, has an integrated locking block and longer slide rails which provide more contact with the slide. Less felt recoil, less muzzle flip, faster follow up shots, and improved accuracy is the result.

In addition to an O.Z-9 Steel Receiver in either color, each O.Z-9 MBK includes the following necessary components to get your build started:

ZEV O.Z-9 Slide Lock Lever and Spring
ZEV O.Z-9 Trigger Pin
ZEV O.Z-9 Ejector Housing Pin
ZEV Enhanced Extractor
Extended Slide Release Lever