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Thinks That Make You Go ‘Hmmm’

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Thanks RB!

Pre-Fit Carbon Fiber Barrels and Steel Barrels for the Ruger Precision Rifle Now Available from PROOF Research

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

The winning combination of PROOF Research carbon fiber barrel and Ruger RPR takes 1st place for Wyatt Gibson, at 2016 MGM Ironman competition

Columbia Falls, MT (June 2016) —PROOF Research, makers of match-grade stainless steel barrels, and carbon-fiber composite barrels that deliver extreme accuracy, durability and up to a 50% weight reduction, are now offering barrels for the popular Ruger Precision Rifle (RPR) in two different installation configurations (Pre-Fit and Gunsmith-Friendly).

The new barrels have already been proven in competition with Wyatt Gibson using his to take 1st Place in the 2016 MGM Ironman, finishing 138 points ahead of the next-best shooter. According to Wyatt, “The PROOF Research carbon fiber barrel on my Ruger Precision Rifle made a huge difference in weight while not compromising accuracy. I have nothing but good things to say about it.”

“Pre-Fit” barrels for the RPR are available in steel or carbon fiber, arrive ready for installation without further machining required, and are chambered in a choice of .308 Win, .243 Win, .260 Rem, 6mm Creedmoor and 6.5 Creedmoor.

The un-chambered “Gunsmith-Friendly” version (available in stainless steel only) comes threaded for the RPR action with a 27-inch finish length, scaled-down M24 contour, available in a number of popular calibers, and is ready for a gunsmith to chamber, cut to length, crown, and install.

“Our cut-rifled stainless steel barrels have been proven in one competition after another and our composite barrels offer similar performance with 60% faster cooling and a significant reduction in weight,” stated Jason Lincoln, VP of Engineering and Product Development at PROOF Research. “These new barrel designs make it easy for Ruger Precision Rifle owners to upgrade their platforms, whether they want to reduce weight, tune handling characteristics, or to realize maximum accuracy”.

PROOF Research barrels for the Ruger Precision Rifle are available at:

Hoptic USA Quiver Now Available In .338 Lapua

Monday, July 18th, 2016


Hoptic USA’s Quiver is now available in .338 Lapua, the largest caliber cartridge added to the Quiver line. As a reminder, 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 Quiver is now available in the following calibers and mounting options:

  • .223/5.56/300 Blackout
  • .308/6.5 Creedmoor/.243
  • .300 Win Mag
  • .338 LM
  • KeyMod, M-Lok, and Picatinny

    Griffin Armament Low-Pro RIGID Rail Kits Available

    Sunday, July 17th, 2016


    The design objective for the Griffin Low-Pro RIGID rails were to provide a slim, ultralight M-LOK rail, with increased rigidity over current similar market options.

    “We had been looking at the market for a while and noticed that there were two types of rails essentially. Rails that were beefy and strong, and rails that were slim and unfortunately weaker. We wanted to combine the desirable attributes of both category products into one optimal rail system.”, Austin stated, Primary owner and Lead engineer for Griffin. He went on, “The final design resulted in 70% more rigidity than current similar market slim rails. This is important for those who need to use IR lasers as armed professionals or for hunting. There are a lot of great options now in IR laser aimer products that have solid mounting and solid bodies and we wanted to make a slim rail that provided industry leading point of aim / point of impact for those aimers.”


    Low-Pro RIGID rails feature a 7075 aluminum barrel nut which can be installed with the included Griffin Armorers Wrench. The mounting is done with included shims and flat head cap screws for an ultra-flush and low profile mating to the receiver. 17-4 stainless QD flush cups are included which thread into the barrel nut through holes in the rail.

    The kits include the Griffin Primo Gas Block, a 416R stainless .750” ID gas block which can be set screwed in place and / or pinned.


    Additionally, the rail kits include the Griffin RAIL SHIELD panels as standard equipment. This 4 piece kit provides a 4.6” length surface for heat protection and griping. The user can choose to use the flat bottom panel or angled grip panel for enhanced recoil control.

    Available in 8.6”, 10.5”, 13.5”, and 15” lengths.

    Rails weigh 5.9 -10.5oz 1.54” wide 1.35” ID.


  • Low-Profile M-LOK interface
  • Internal reinforcement ribs provide increased strength to weight ratio
  • Lightweight 7075 T6 barrel nut
  • Low profile integrated 17-4 SS nitride anti-rotation QD sling swivel sockets
  • Included RAIL SHIELD™ 4 piece furniture kit.
  • 416R Primo Gas Block™ kit included
  • Included QD sling swivel
  • Included Griffin Armorers Wrench
  • Included shim set, mounting hardware, and thread locker

    SURG – A Viewpoint

    Saturday, July 16th, 2016

    This is some commentary on USSOCOM’s Special Upper Receiver Group requirement sent to me by someone I know in the small arms development world. He wishes to remain anonymous and I will respect that request.

    Dear Readers;

    First off, the guys who wrote the Navy patent are really smart and have insider knowledge of what is really going on in combat, I know them personally. SURG is a suppressed weapon with the same length as an M-4, with all the commercial improvements you could want, and which is very hard to detect with thermal or IR imagers. You would have to try and burn yourself and it has secondary flash reduction built in. Everyone who wants to be visible by a $200 thermal camera from farther away than he can shoot back just go on and complain all you want. We are no longer talking about screwing a muzzle can on a 10” barrel and hoping for the best…if you need to go back to war, or even go the first time, ask for one. When it is 1,000 degrees inside the forend, it is just ambient on the Carbon fiber and “No” I am not saying how that works since we all love speculation…it confuses the Enemy.

    In Mogadishu the sound of our guns brought thousands of opponents, in Afghanistan they remove IR filters from cheap video cameras and spot IR flashlights miles away…now they have cell phone thermal imagers and can see a fired weapon even without a muzzle flash.

    Love the chatter, but let’s build up some facts first…that is one of the SURG candidates, and you don’t want one? Really? Because I don’t believe you…

    Gotta start thinking and get planning for the next war, not the last one, Guys.

    -Anonymous Source

    Blue Force Gear – Vickers Combat Application Sling

    Friday, July 15th, 2016

    Developed in conjunction with industry friend Larry Vickers, the VCAS’s Quick Adjuster allows for quick transition from transporting and carrying to combat ready.
    • Trusted by over 250,000 service members across all branches of service.
    • Fully captured adjustment system, so there’s no webbing tail to get caught in your mag well while reloading.  Webbing can be looped through sling swivels or loops, or can be combined with sling hardware for attachment
    • The Vickers Combat Applications Sling™ is designed with glass-reinforced hardware with no moving parts or spring to fail, and lays flatter.
    • Fits just about any carbine, rifle and shotgun. Chances are Blue Force Gear makes a piece of hardware that allows the sling to be attached to your gun!
    Available in a wide variety if colors including Black, Coyote Brown, Foliage Green, Kryptek Highlander, Kryptek Typhon, MultiCam, MultiCam Arid, MultiCam Tropic, OD Green and Wolf Gray

    Warrior East – Knight’s Armament Corp LMG

    Friday, July 15th, 2016

    Knight’s showed the latest version of the 5.56mm Light Machine Gun. You may also notice a new suppressor. The LMG is starting to gain momentum, particularly overseas. Maybe, we’ll see a 7.62mm big brother in the future.

    Warrior East – Blackhawk Specops Gen III Shotgun Stock

    Friday, July 15th, 2016

    This is the third iteration of the popular Specops Stock for shotguns. It integrates the Knoxx Recoil Suppression Technology which is a spring in the stock to mitigate recoil.

    It comes with with an AR-style stock (with the new honeycomb padding), forend with removable Picatinny rail and tools for mounting.