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Radian Weapons – Raptor Ambidextrous Charging Handles for SIG MPX & SIG MCX

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

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The Radian Weapons’ Raptor changing handle has become the gold standard for AR pattern rifles. Renowned for its ergonomics, Raptor models are now acailable for use with SIG’s MPX and MCX.

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The included Support Arm, which replaces the factory spring plate/housing, biases the Raptor upward to minimize scratching or damage to the receiver often caused by the factory charging handle. These variants are compatible with all generations of semi-auto and full-auto SIG MPX/MCX firearms. The Support Arm is recommended but not required for Raptor installation, and is not compatible with factory SIG MPX/MCX charging handles.

Raptor for Sig MPX shipping now. Raptor for Sig MCX shipping late September.

Fire Control Unit – X01 for the SIG P320

Monday, September 4th, 2017

The EXO ONE (X01) is pretty slick. It takes advantage of the SIG P320 Fire Control Unit (FCU) as a plug-and-play component. This multi-caliber exoskeleton accepts the FCU, barrel, slide assembly, and magazine release and can be configured in 9x19mm Parabellum, .357 SIG, and .40 S&W by transplanting the corresponding P320 components (.45 ACP is in development, as the changes in magazine well dimensions require a specialized lower receiver).

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It features a non-reciprocating charging handle locks the action open (the slide to the rear) with an upward motion when fully retracted. The action can then be released with a downward motion (akin to HK-style weapon systems). In addition, if the charging handle is in the forward position, the slide can be released via the FCU slide release during reload procedures. The X01 features three M-Lok slots near the muzzle for accessory and grip attachments. The upper receiver features a 19-slot milspec M1913 picatinny rail.

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Like the SIG MCX and MPX, the rear of the lower receiver features a vertical M1913 Picatinny rail to accept SIG MPX/MCX buttstocks and arm braces.

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Lockhart Tactical – What’s a Chassis and Why Do I Need One?

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

A chassis is the rifle component that holds the barrel, action, trigger group, grip, buttstock and accessories. You could say its the frame. Similar to a vehicle. The frame of the vehicle is what the engine, all body panels, seats ad more are bolted to. If you have a weak frame, no matter how good your engine is, your vehicle is going to have serious problems!

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It must be strong enough to hold all the rifle components and not flex or come into contact with any part of the barrel when rested on any surface. A great chassis should also be light enough that you can packing it around with you all day if needed. Have you ever heard the term “free floating barrel”? This simply refers to the firearm barrel and weather or not it can ever come in contact with the chassis. A free floating barrel is optimal. All of our XLR chassis’s feature free floating barrels. This is a must have for the precision shooter / hunter. If the barrel is not free floating, every time you touch the hand guards, you may actually be flexing the chassis a bit and causing it come into contact with your barrel. Contact between the barrel and anything else can change the barrel harmonics which can drastically change your bullets point of impact (POI) from your intended point of aim (POA).

From the moment that you pull the trigger and the firing pin strikes the primer, until the bullet leaves the muzzle, a series of vibrations begin in the rifle. All of these vibrations are transmitted to the barrel in various magnitudes. These include minor things as; the trigger sear releasing the firing pin, the firing pin moving forward, striking the primer, and the cartridge being moved forward. The powder then begins to ignite, and the bullet starts moving forward and engages the rifling.

Because of the twist of the rifling, the bullet while it is being propelled forward, begins to spin imparting a small but measurable torque, but more importantly as it traverses the barrel it also sets up a circular vibration pattern, or arc. The heat of the burning powder along with the pressure wave generated by the expanding gasses start another vibrational pattern that is induced into the barrel. All of these movements cause the barrel to stress and vibrate with a number of different harmonic patterns which if not controlled by some means cause each projectile to leave the muzzle at a slightly different point in the vibrational arc.

Some people speak about the “whip” of the barrel, which would imply to some, that the barrel simply vibrates up and down. Although there are some of the vibrations that are traveling in this direction, the main vibrations are circular. If this were not true, then a 3 shot group from a rifle would always be in a vertical string. This would be because, one would leave at the bottom of the “whipping action”, one would leave from the center and one from the upper travel of the “whip”. As we all know this seldom occurs, and if it does, it is usually caused by the barrel being under a heavy stress, such as way to much pressure exerted against it, caused by improper bedding of the barrel (not free floating).

Most 3 shot groups you will see will be virtually triangular in shape, this is caused because as the barrel vibrates through its “circular arc” one bullet leaves the muzzle at say 12 o’clock, another at say 4 o’clock and the third at maybe 8 o’clock. The larger the arc of the barrel, the less accurate the rifle will be, and the larger the triangle. As a rule the less mass a barrel has, (the thinner) the more it is affected by the vibrations, this is the reason that a “heavy” barrel seems to shoot more consistently than a sporter barrel.

Precision Vs Accuracy

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The two biggest key factors of repeatability is accuracy and precision.
If you’re a professional pilot, but the plane won’t fly, you won’t have much luck doing your part of the process. The same goes for a firearm. Having a quality chassis, barrel and action, trigger group and optic are all crucial parts of building a solid rifle. Without that, no matter how much effort you put into learning how to shoot professionally, you simply won’t be able to achieve more than the firearm’s limit. You need each shot to land in the same place. Once a rifle is built properly, a new shooter should be able to fire the rifle and expect good results. This takes care of the precision part of shooting; Its the firearm itself.

Once the precision factor is addressed, the hardest part of shooting boils down to operator skill. Accuracy is a skill which is build on experience behind the trigger and learning to read your surrounds (wind, temperature, etc). Once that is mastered, you’ll be hitting the V bull time and time again. The ergonomics of the chassis will help you achieve accuracy. The more comfortable, and easy your rifle is to use, the better you’ll do with it. Period.

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Magpul GL Enhanced Magazine Well for Glock 17 Gen 4 – Now Shipping

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

The Magpul GL Enhanced Magazine Well is a high-performance purpose-built Glock frame magazine well. Designed to fully enhance and ensure positive magazine insertion in high stress scenarios. Sleek and ergonomic design features also provide excellent concealment while ensuring minimal printing to the users clothing. Ramp and edge geometry allow for, should it be needed, positive and flawless removal of a faulty or stuck magazine during reloading or immediate action events.

• Large ramp area for easier reloading
• External dimensions ensure minimal printing when carrying concealed
• Reinforced polymer construction
• Compatible with Magpul, OEM and most aftermarket magazine floor plates
• Compatible with most common after-market magazine extensions
• Easy installation
• Made in U.S.A.

Fitment Information:

MAG908 – for GLOCK® 17 GEN3
Also fits: GLOCK 17L GEN3, GLOCK 22 GEN3, GLOCK 24 GEN3, GLOCK 31 GEN3, GLOCK 34 GEN3, GLOCK 35 GEN3, GLOCK 37 GEN3

MAG932 – for GLOCK® 17 GEN4
Also fits: GLOCK 22 GEN4, GLOCK 31 GEN4, GLOCK 34 GEN4, GLOCK 35 GEN4, GLOCK 37 GEN4

MAG940 – for GLOCK® 19 GEN3 (Coming Fall 2017)
Also fits: GLOCK 23 GEN3, GLOCK 32 GEN3, GLOCK 38 GEN3

MAG950 – for GLOCK® 19 GEN4 (Coming Fall 2017)
Also fits: GLOCK 23 GEN4, GLOCK 32 GEN4

www.magpul.com/products/gl-enhanced-magazine-well-1

Quantico Tactical Thursday – US Air Force Authorizes LMT’s SOPMOD Buttstock for All Users

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Now all career fields may purchase and use the LMT SOPMOD buttstock for M4 and M4A1 carbines in the USAF inventory. The long-time preferred stock of US Special Operations Command and employed by AFSOC for years, the LMT SOPMOD Stock’s ergonomic features provide comfort, functionality and reliability. The shape of the stock allows the user to find the perfect cheek weld every time.

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The rubber padded buttplate provides a non-slip surface, ideal for use with chest rigs and body armor. Included in the stock’s frame are two watertight storage compartments that hold batteries, victory cigars or other small items. The stock provides a tighter fit to the buffer tube, allowing for a more stable shooting platform (no more wobble).

Available from Quantico Tactical via our GSA Schedule or DLAs TLS Program.

For a quote or more information about Quantico Tactical or the LMT SOPMOD Stock please e-mail GovtOps@QuanticoTactical.com, call 910.944.5800 or visit www.quanticotactical.com

Sneak Peek – Rifle Length AFR2 from Handl Defense 

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

For all of you SCAR owners, Handl Defense is releasing a rifle length Advanced Fore Rail 2 Assembly on the 1st of September.

The Rifle Length AFR2 is made from Type III hard coat anodized (FDE and Black) 6061-T6 aluminum with Black oxidized Stainless Steel hardware. It adds 5″ of additional rail space to the front of the rifle and features Magpul M-Lok at the 12, 3, 6 and 9 O’clock positions as well as a 2 and 10 O’clock positions for 45 degree applications.

www.handldefense.com/product/afr-2-rifle

US Air Force Adopts Magpul GEN M3 PMAG

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

According to a document entitled, “USAF Authorized Small Arms and Light Weapons (SA/LW) Accessories (as of 28 July 17)”, the US Air Force has followed USSOCOM and the Marine Corps’ lead and adopted the 30rd Magpul GEN M3 PMAG in both Black and Tan. Specifically, they are authorized for use with the M4/M4A1 Carbine, GUU-5P (sic) Carbine, and M249 Automatic Rifle (sic).

When queried about this update, Magpul issued us this statement:

“We are certainly pleased that another major service component has taken their own look at the test data and come to the same conclusion as the Marine Corps and USSOCOM. Given the body of existing data, the extensive fielding history since 2013, and the current experiences of the USMC after their adoption, we hope that Army leadership can put aside their concerns over the viability of their own magazine program and give soldiers the reliability advantage that is enjoyed by the USMC, USSOCOM, and now, the USAF, with the GEN M3 PMAG.”

According to the guidance, previously issued magazines are to be replaced by the GEN M3 PMAG through attrition. This highlighted extract contains the germane information (including NSNs). However, we offer the entire document here.

For those interested, GEN M3 PMAGs are available from www.magpul.com and authorized dealers.

ETS C.A.M. Rifle Magazine Loader – Loads Almost Every Rifle Magazine Out There, In Seconds

Monday, August 28th, 2017

August 25, 2017: ETS Group is proud to announce the release of our new C.A.M. Rifle Magazine Loader. Our new C.A.M. Rifle Magazine Loader makes loading magazines easier than ever before. With our patent-pending load system, you can load most any rifle magazine fast!

The ETS C.A.M. Rifle Loader can be loaded with loose ammo or can easily pick up rounds directly from the ammo tray. Simply run the feed-ramp over the ammo tray and pick-up 10 rounds at a time. Attach the ammo plunger and push down—it’s as simple as that. Spend more time shooting and less time loading.

Loads the following magazines:
AR15, AR10, AK47, AK74, FN SCAR-16/17, G36, Steyr Aug, MP5, Scorpion EVO, Colt SMG, UZI and more…

Loads following calibers:
5.56×45 / .223, .308, 7.62 x 39, 300BLK, 5.45 x 39, 9mm and more…

Features:
• Lightning fast loading
• Loader easily picks up rounds directly from the ammo tray or can also be used to load loose ammo
• Loader will not damage the magazine in any way
• Made from a durable polymer that will hold up to wear and tear
• Portable and fits easily into your range bag or your pocket
• Lifetime warranty

Price: $29.99

See How It All Works: www.etsgroup.us/loaders
ETS’s C.A.M. Rifle Magazine Loader is available now at www.etsgroup.us.