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The SSD Z17 By ZEV Technologies

Monday, September 1st, 2014

The SSD Z17

Here’s a nice breakdown of the custom modification’s made to our Gen 3 GLOCK 17 by ZEV technologies over the Summer. You’ll also note the integration of the Trijicon RMR sight. If you’re interested in similar mods, contact them directly.

RazorSix Tactical – AK-WIKQD – Sling Attachment Point for AKs

Friday, August 29th, 2014

WIKQD Mount digimark

During a recent trip to Portland, I had a chance to meet the folks from RazorSix Tactical. Their new AK-WIKQD is a sling attachment point designed specifically for the AK platform, adapting most AR-type slings with a QD. No modifications are required, as it screws onto the gas block. This has the added benefit of freeing up a front rail for a light and/or optic.

suspects range line up

The AK-WIKQD is made from 6061 aluminum, anodized black and laser engraved with the RazorSix diamond logo.

Made in the USA.

Vickers Tactical – Larry Vickers & Jason Burton 1911 Gunsmithing Class

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

LAV Jason Burton 1911 Gunsmith Class

This is an 6-day 1911 gunsmithing course being taught by Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical and Jason Burton of Heirloom Precision. The course allows students to build a complete custom 1911 from a box of oversize gunsmith fit parts. Fitting an oversize match barrel, slide to frame fit, fitting and blending thumb and grip safeties, trigger job, and complete blending of all components are covered. Additionally, metal checkering is discussed and practiced on a limited scale, along with recommended parts and sources. The course serves as a great introduction to those looking into building custom 1911s.

The course is taking place at Mile High Shooting Accessories in Erie, Colorado, September 28th through October 3rd, 2015. For more information, and to sign up for the course, email with the subject line ‘Sept 28 – Oct 30 Erie Co. 1911 Class’. The class is limited to 7 students, and a specific tool and part list (student supplied) is part of the course.

Blue Force Gear – Padded Kryptek Slings Now Available

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

VCAS Kryptek

Blue Force Gear is now offering all variants of the padded Vickers Combat Applications Sling in Kryptek Highlander and Typhon. Additionally, they’ve introduced a premium version using hardware machined from solid billet aluminum and hardcoat anodized to MilSpec Type III hardness.

These slings are available in limited quantities only, so get yours while you can.

The Zev Technologies Experience – Presenting the SSD Z17

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014



Legion Firearms Updates Their Status (It’s Not Good)

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Due to a technical error, this post was momentarily deleted, but it has now been restored.

Yesterday, troubled Legion Firearms posted this statement to their Facebook page. At this point, we are no longer in contact with them so we can’t clarify anything they’ve said.

Many of you have been waiting patiently for Legion products and we want nothing more than to deliver them to each and everyone of you. Unfortunately the mayhem of 2013 cost us dearly. Last November we released a press statement explaining why we were so behind in our delivery schedule and what was happening at Legion Firearms. Here’s an excerpt from that press release:

After the tragedy in Connecticut the landscape of the market changed drastically. More people bought semi automatic weapons than ever before. Dealers couldn’t keep product on the shelf. It was a fever without cure.

“For those of us in the industry it created huge challenges over night. Parts we had expected early in 2013 became delayed. Small parts, Bolt Carrier Groups, triggers, all dried up. The larger manufacturers were able to increase supply for their direct customers, but small customers like Legion Firearms ended up at the back of the line. We simply couldn’t compete with the big guys who could place a PO for 200,000 BCG’s with ease. We did whatever we could to keep shipping rifles and pistols, but we were no where near able to meet demand.

To make matters worse, our barrel manufacturer suffered a huge blow as their facility was reclaimed by the government forcing them to move at the worst possible time. Orders we literally expected in January didn’t begin arriving until August. After hex fluting and cryo treating the barrels we discovered a new problem: they were not up to Legion’s accuracy standards. This was incredibly demoralizing for us and for many of our customers who had been waiting patiently, some as long as a year.

Some of our staff suffered physically from the stress and setbacks, and we lost team members we loved. Our communication with customers suffered as well, as did our relationships with vendors and creditors.”

While circumstances in the firearms industry have improved, and we were able to fix our supply chain issues, the setbacks we encountered cost us dearly. Both in real expenses and opportunity costs.

Operating expenses, staff and rent ate away at our cash reserves, and we have been unable to secure outside investors to move forward.

This last month has been the most difficult of all. Our bank has called in our note and ordered us to liquidate inventory. They hold a UCC lien on all or our assets, which means we are in dire financial trouble.

We’re hoping this isn’t the end for those of us that dared to dream of a better way to build guns. However, for us to keep operating and deliver our products we need to find outside capital. We are seeking anybody who can invest in Legion Firearms, or an individual or company who is interested in acquiring Legion Firearms. Short of that, we won’t survive. The last thing we want is failure to to deliver on our customers’ orders, so we’re hopeful we can find the capital to move forward.

We are open to any reasonable solution to solving our cash problems and keep Legion alive. So many of us have put literally everything we have into making this dream happen, and none of us want to see it end. If you or someone you know is interested and in acquiring Legion Firearms please contact Help us STAY IN THE FIGHT™

In the interim we have only been able to answer limited phone calls and product requests. We’ll keep you updated as things progress, but it’s simply impossible for me to work on the sale of Legion Firearms, make a living, and answer everyone’s inquiries. I’m sorry we can’t do more. We will update everyone as things progress.

Magpul – MOE SL Line Now Shipping

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014


Magpul is now shipping the new MOE SL line of firearms furniture. The MOE SL line, which consists of the brand new Carbine Stock, SL Grip, and SL Handguard, Carbine-Length, features sleeker lines and profiles. Additionally, the handguard forend is compatible with Magpul’s M-LOK attachment system which supports both M-LOK and MOE-compatible accessories and parts.


Additionally, Magpul has reduced the MSRP pricing of all carbine stocks, due to the release of the SL line and an increase in efficiency in the production of their stock line.

Ares Armor – Remora Speed Shotshell Holder

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014


The Remora Speed Shotshell Holder was designed by Ares Armor in collaboration with Gunnery Sgt. Ray Conard – Active Marine Corps EOD Tech and SOTG Instructor. Constructed of .120 Kydex, the Remora is designed to attach to a Magpul MOE 870/500 forend and holds two 12ga shells. Tension is fully adjustable with the turn of a screw.

The Kydex Remora Speed Shotshell Holder is available in Black. Allow 2-6 weeks for delivery as all Ares Armor Kydex products are built to order.

Daniel Defense Introduces New Models

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014


Daniel Defense has announced the release of several new products: DDM4v11 Series Rifles, MK18 Pistol and 300 Blackout Pistol.

Today, they introduced the DDM4v11 series of rifles with the newly designed SLiM Rail™ 15.0, their first rail system featuring the KeyMod attachment system. The V11 is available with the 16-inch Government, 16-inch Lightweight, or 18-inch Strength-to-Weight (S2W®) barrel. The SLiM Rail™, which is an acronym for Slim Lightweight Modular, will be available for individual sale at a later date.

Daniel Defense is also releasing the MK18 Pistol and 300 Blackout Pistol. The MK18 Pistol is very similar to the MK18 Factory SBR—popular in the law enforcement and special operations communities—with a 10.3” barrel that is classified as an SBR (short-barreled rifle) under the National Firearms Act. The 300 Blackout Pistol, chambered in 300 AAC Blackout, also comes with a 10.3” barrel. Both pistols are designed with a 1.15” Diameter Pistol Receiver Extension opposed to a Mil-Spec receiver extension and buttstock and are not NFA regulated items.

These products are shipping to dealers now and will be available for purchase online soon.

Mega Arms Begins Manufacturing 5.56mm Barrels

Thursday, August 21st, 2014


Mega Arms has announced they are now manufacturing 5.56mm barrels in both 16 and 18 inches with a 1:8 twist. 16 inch barrel has a mid length gas system and Gov profile. The 18 inch barrel has a rifle length gas system and a true SPR profile. Both barrels are nitrided in and out, have an 11 degree target crown with ½-28 thread. Both have M4 feed ramps and are manufactured from 416 stainless with traditional button rifling.

The best part? $269 MSRP for either the 16 or 18 inch barrel.