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SilencerCo Maxim 9

Monday, February 8th, 2016

SilencerCo’s initial Maxim 9 prototype was built on the Smith & Wesson M&P frame, because it’s what they had lying around.   This latest example, shown at SHOT Show, now has a lot more in common with a GLOCK.

The 3D printed frame accepts GLOCK magazines as well as sights. While the slide catch/stop/release is ambidextrous, SilencerCo plans to make the mag release ambi as well. Adding to the changes, the Maxim 9 now features removable baffles much like the Salvo 12 and Osprey Micro, which allows users to shorten the overall profile of the Maxim 9. Future developments include accommodations for the mounting of a light and/or laser.

As you can see, it integrates a GLOCK style trigger.

www.silencerco.com

Beamshot – Insider Multi-Function Laser Light System

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Rather than just a single light device, Beamshot’s Imsider is actually a system, consisting of multiple, plug-and-play components which can be quickly configured. In fact, it offers a minimum of two, and up to four different aiming and illumination combinations.

The system incorporates a visible laser sight (Red or Green) with either an IR or White LED or even an IR laser sight or laser illuminator. Multifunction light modes give you the flexibility for momentary, constant on, strobe and dimmer operation ambidextrously. The base model offers an infrared or 500 Lumen LED light. Upgrades include a red or green visible laser sight, an IR laser sight, a laser illuminator as well as a camera module or thermal camera module.

The battery power supply is interestingly contained in the pistol grip. They’ve developed a push-button system to “fast reload” a battery pack. The pistol grip also features a built-in switch, allowing one hand to operate the rifle, laser and light while giving you a free hand for another task. You can also see the wire chase which conforms to the side of the receiver.

 

Although shown here on an AR, they are also developing a variant for the AK. Finally, the Insider MFLLS is certified to IP67 Waterproof standards.

www.beamshot.com

Morgan Timing Systems – Dry-Fire ProTimer

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

I saw the Dry-Fire ProTimer at SHOT Show.  It was created by a Veteran of the 75th Ranger Regiment in order to facilitate dry fire practice with a pistol.  In particular, it’s very good at working on draw and presentation.  It utilizes a replacement barrel, training cartridge and timer app. One important note is that the training barrel won’t chamber a live round in the proper caliber (of course, smaller rounds will fit).  

The Dry Fire Pro-Timer training device (Patent pend. #) allows the user to receive immediate timing feedback when practicing shooting drills such as draw stroke, magazine changes, clearing malfunctions, and transitioning from a primary to secondary weapon system without having to fire live rounds. The recorded times are accurate down to one-thousandths of a second, and stored on a smartphone (through a downloadable App, included with purchase) enabling the user to compare speed and efficiency while utilizing different techniques and equipment.

www.morgantiming.com

Expensive? I’ll Have To Wait? Tell Me More!

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Fire-4-Effect Weapon Systems

Post SHOT Show Wrapup – Tikka Canada Ranger Rifle

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Last year, the Canadian military chose a Tikka rifle to replace the .303 Lee-Enfield No. 4 rifles long issued to their Rangers. Generally, the Canadian Rangers are First Nation and live along the country’s vast frontier. More of a militia than a standing military force, they assume duties as scouts while they conduct their day-to-day tasks and receive a stipend, rifle and training.

 

The Canadians plan to buy about 6,820 of this version of the Tikka T3 Compact Tactical Rifle designated for service as the C-19. As you probably know, Tikka is owned by Beretta and is the sister company of their Sako brand. Tikka is well known as a great value for hunters. These will not be manufactured in Finland but rather by Colt Canada although Stoeger is handling the deal.

This rifle features a 20″ barrel in .308 with a 1:11 twist. The bolt action is fed by a detachable 10 round magazine. You’ll also notice the laminate stock and oversized trigger guard for use with cold weather handwear.

Although this display model is shown with a Steiner scope, it is my understanding they will be issued with just the iron sights. However, this does demonstrate the rifle’s scope mount and it’s also a BDT company.

Post SHOT Show Wrapup – LWRCi SMG-45

Friday, January 29th, 2016

 

This is the LWRCi SMG-45. Naturally, its in .45 but they plan to offer versions in .40 and 9mm as well. It uses UMP magazines. Somewhat reminiscent of an AR, you’ll notice the non-reciprocating charging handle on the left side with ambidextrous bolt catch and safety. The mag catch is located behind the magazine. Interestingly, it uses a delayed piston operating system. The design is topped off with a side folding stock.

LWRCI.com

Hoptic USA – The Quiver

Friday, January 29th, 2016

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Hoptic USA’s Quiver is a rail-mountable accessory for precision rifles, machined from 6061-T6 Aluminum and Type III hard anodized. The Quiver is designed as an efficient method to carry and access two additional cartridges; it been described by the creator as “…to the Precision Sniper Rifle what the Side Saddle is to the Shotgun…” The most obvious application of the Quiver would be to carry a couple of specialty cartridges along with the user’s standard load, such as intermediate barrier rounds in addition to general purpose ammo.

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The Quiver comes standard with a KeyMod mount, although it can be adapted for use with M-LOK, Picatinny, MOLLE, etc.

www.hopticusa.com

19th Group “Silent Warriors” Demonstrate Awesome Power Of Bow And Arrow

Friday, January 29th, 2016

These 19th Group SF Soldiers (not yet Green Berets) circa 1961, demonstrate their prowess with the bow and arrow.

If you want to see the entire documentary, produced by the Army as part of “The Big Picture” series, make the jump. (more…)