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FN Announces new Carbines for Law Enforcement

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

McLean, VA – January 21, 2020) FN America, LLC is pleased to announce the release of a new carbine in two barrel length options specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s law enforcement agencies and officers. The FN 15® SRP G2 carbine, available in both 11.5 and 16 inches, is an advanced MIL-SPEC carbine configured to offer the latest in industry technology and accuracy in every mission.

The carbine’s lightweight design, extended handguards and sight-ready configuration provide maximum top-rail space and multiple M-LOK and quick-detach (QD) points delivering the utmost in configurability. Each configuration is equipped with low-profile, folding metal sights, chrome-lined barrel with pinned low-profile gas block as well as MPI-inspected and marked M16-style bolt carrier.

FN 15® SRP G2 Carbine Specifications:

Shadow Systems Releases New Compact Multi-Role MR920 9mm Pistol

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Plano, TX (January, 2020) – American-based pistol manufacturer Shadow Systems will release a new compact-sized production pistol, the MR920, at this year’s SHOT Show.

Following the overwhelming success of the MR918, launched in January 2019, Shadow Systems has decided to iterate faster than the competition and launch new improvements now. Like the previous product line, the MR920 is a multi-role, compact-sized 9mm polymer pistol, which is designed to be used for daily carry, duty carry, home defense, competitive shooting, and everything in between.

Shadow’s MR918 has been referred to in the press as “the flattest shooting pistol on the market.” The MR920 frame builds upon that reputation with further improved ergonomics and unprecented recoil control. The MR920 is designed to sit ultra low in the hand, with a slide-bite-eliminating beavertail and innovative ergonomic contouring. A recoil control ledge has been added to the side of the frame giving the support thumb a greater role in controlling muzzle flip. The MR920 frame also features Shadow System’s interchangeable NPOA (Natural Point of Aim) backstrap system, which allows shooters to adjust the way the muzzle points. This allows the MR920 to mimick a 1911, a customized Glock, or something in between. Building on the MR918’ reputation for holster compatibility, the MR920’s trigger guard allows widespread holster fit with nearly every brand of holster designed for the G19.

The biggest news in this release is Shadow’s new patent pending optic cut. By redesigning internal slide components, Shadow effectively relocated portions of the operating system allowing three key attributes:

• The strongest, deepest screw placement in the industry
• Direct mounting of several brands without intervening adapter plates
• Extremely low optic placement permitting most optics to cowitness with typical iron sights

No past designs have combined all three of these game-changing attributes. Shadow’s design accommodates Trijicon RMR and SRO, Holosun 507c and 508t, Leupold Deltapoint Pro, Vortex Viper, and TruGlo Tru-Tec. Shadow Systems’ new optic cut will likely accommodate additional brands and optics; testing for optic compatibility is still ongoing. The new system provides versatility without compromise and even exceeds the strength of past Shadow Systems mounts that had a dedicated Trijicon RMR footprint machined into the slide.

Coming from various duty backgrounds in law enforcemrnt and military service, the team at Shadow Systems is serious about creating bet-your-life-reliable firearms designed for difficult, imperfect circumstances. With this in mind, the slide stop lever and protective curtain have been redesigned to further prevent inadvertent engagement with an extremely high firing grip. The magazine release button now features a higher traction surface. The trigger for the MR920 has been redesigned with a smoother and slightly lighter trigger pull while keeping all safeties intact.

As with the previous product line, the MR920 will be released in two different models: the Combat and the Elite.  These twomodels are differentiated by their slide designs.. The Combat is Shadow Systems’ entry level model featuring directional slide serrations on the front and rear. The Elite model features additional slide machining that adds directional serrations to the top of the slide and a weight-optimizing window cut which reduces slide mass supporting rapid shot-to-shot recovery. Both Combat and Elite slides have been reprofiled at the muzzle to be thinner in key grasping areas. This also helps safely re-holster in a silightly-collapsed IWB holster.. Shadow re-contoured the rear of the slide to alleviate the complaint that the back corners are “digging in” during IWB carry.  Both models are available with dovetail sights or withShadow’s new Patent Pending Optic Cut optic cut.  The front sight features a high visibility green ring and green tritium lamp to draw your focus both day and night.  Sight heights are optimized to co-witness properly with the majority of red dot sights.

“A lot of big companies make you wait 5 or 10 years before they incorporate customer feedback and improve designs.  The MR918 is a great pistol that almost everyone loves, but there were a few scattered voices in the market asking for some tweaks.  So we decided to listen instead of push back and ignore it.  Now we have a gun that truly answers all the questions and works well for basically everyone—even those with a different optic, a higher firing grip, massive hands, or an odd brand holster.”  – Trevor Roe, CEO

The MR920 will be released to the public at SHOT Show, on January 20th, 2020. Combat and Elite models will be immediately available for pre-order and the first MR920 pistols will begin shipping in February 2020. Pricing for the MR920 will begin at $799.

Shadow Systems is a portfolio company of Catalyst Holdings. Visit hwww.shadowsystemscorp.com; engage on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ShadowSystemsCorp; follow on Instagram at instagram.com/shadowsystemscorp.

SIG Range Day 20 – Tread 716 DI

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

SIG has introduced a Direct Impingement version of their 716 rifle in .308 to the Tread line.

It is very similar to the SIG rifle selected by the Indian Army last year.

One notable exception is the lack of a bayonet adapter on the rail.

It includes a Adjustable Magpul SLK Stock, Free-Floating M-LOK Handguard, 16” Precision Barrel and Ambidextrous Controls.

SIG Range Day 20 – CROSS

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

SIG is showing off the new CROSS Bolt Gun in 277 SIG FURY, a new caliber developed based on work on the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon.

The cartridge case is a new 3-piece design with stainless steel head and brass body with an aluminum washer to hold the pieces together.

With velocities above 3000 fps, this is one you’re going to want to check out. The 277 SIG FURY offers about 25% more energy than 6.5 Creedmoor.

Welcome to the Red Dot Revolution: SIG SAUER Introduces the P320 RXP Series for Red Dot Accuracy Right Out-Of-The-Box

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

NEWINGTON, N.H., (January 16, 2020) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to introduce red dot accuracy right out-of-the box with the P320 RXP Series pistols. The P320 Full-Size, Compact, XFULL, and XCOMPACT RXP pistols combine the latest advancements in reflex optics with a factory installed ROMEO1PRO Reflex Optic from SIG SAUER Electro-Optics with the award-winning P320 pistol.

Red Dot optics are quickly becoming the new standard for military and law enforcement, and are rapidly growing in popularity amongst commercial consumers. Universal adoption of optic-equipped pistols are hampered by both the cost of reflex optics, as well as the added expense of slide modification and installation,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “SIG SAUER is the only manufacturer in the firearms industry that can truly integrate a firearm and an optic into an affordable single system right from the factory to practically eliminate these concerns. With the introduction of the SIG SAUER P320 RXP series of pistols we are leading the Red Dot Revolution to ensure end users can easily achieve greater performance and increased accuracy with one simple purchase.”

“Red Dot Reflex Optics have long been the standard amongst the military and law enforcement, and are rapidly growing in popularity amongst commercial consumers. The number one barrier to universal adoption of the red dot in the commercial market is the installation and zeroing of the optic on the pistol,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “SIG SAUER is the only manufacturer in the firearms industry that can truly integrate a firearm and an optic into a single system right from the factory to completely eliminate the installation hesitation of the red dot. With the introduction of the SIG SAUER P320 RXP series of pistols we are leading the Red Dot Revolution so end users can easily achieve greater performance and increased accuracy with one simple purchase.”

The P320 XFULL and XCOMPACT RXP are 9mm striker-fired pistols that come with a factory installed ROMEO1PRO Open Reflex 6MOA sight, and the XSERIES features including X-RAY3 Day/Night suppressor height backup sights, XSERIES grip module with improved ergonomics, flat trigger for a clean 90 degree break, NITRON® XSERIES Slide, and extended ambidextrous slide catch lever. The intuitive 3-point takedown of the pistol requires no trigger pull for disassembly, and safety features include a striker safety and disconnect safety. Full-size RXP pistols come with (2) 17-round or 10-round stainless steel magazines, and compact RXP pistols come with (2) 15-round magazine or 10-round stainless steel magazines. The 10-round magazines are state compliant.

The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO1PRO featured on all RXP pistols is a miniature open reflex red dot sight, available in a 6MOA red dot on RXP pistols. It comes with 12 brightness settings for a full range of lighting conditions, and the TruHold™ Lockless Zeroing System designed to endure recoil and return to zero shot after shot. The ROMEO1PRO features a molded glass aspheric lens with high-performance coatings for superior light transmittance and zero distortion, a new upgraded point-source emitter for increased brightness in day or night conditions, MOTAC, a 20,000-hour battery life, and an IPX-7 waterproof rating. The ROMEO1PRO is housed in aircraft grade aluminum to ensure corrosion resistance. The ROMEO1PRO optic is also sold separately at sigsauer.com and retailers in 3MOA or 6MOA and includes a ruggedized steel protective shroud in the box for extreme durability.

The complete series of the SIG SAUER P320 RXP pistols will be on display at SHOT Show 2020 in the SIG SAUER Main Booth (#12240) January 21-24, 2020 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, NV.

New Wipe-Silencer, Slide-Locked Glock Pistol From Hush Puppy Project

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

The new Model 2 wipe-style suppressor from the Hush Puppy Project weighs 3.7 ozs and is only 3” long yet delivers superb sound reduction thanks to a patent-pending arrangement of sound-dampening “wipes”. The Model 2 will be shown at the upcoming 2020 SHOT Show next week in Las Vegas along with a new slide-locked Glock G19 Gen 5 pistol with a Glock factory threaded barrel and factory suppressor height sights.

The Model 2 is the smallest and lightest silencer ever produced by the Hush Puppy Project. Designed to be shot “wet” for maximum sound reduction, the Model 2 features six wipes held by a patent-pending module that clips the wipes into place.  The fully functional Auxiliary Module allows for added length and wipes for additional suppression or the wipes in the Auxiliary Module allow reloading of the primary module.

Additionally, a new Hush Puppy slide-locked Glock G19 Gen 5 pistol with a Glock factory threaded barrel will be shown for the first time at the SHOT Show. New for 2020, Glock is introducing a threaded-barrel model of their popular G19 Gen 5 and the Hush Puppy Project is offering this pistol with our patented Slide Lock Device to render the pistol a locked breech, manually operated single-shot, eliminating the sound of the slide cycling for the quietest shot possible.

Hush Puppy Project’s sister company, Super Vel Ammunition, will be introducing a recreation of the U.S. Navy SEALs’ Mk 144 Mod 0 9mm subsonic ammunition at the SHOT Show. Super Vel and Hush Puppy can be found at booth 1720 and with their distributor Lipsey’s at booth 11329.

Rheinmetall and Thales Are Teaming in Germany within the Field of Unguided and Guided Rockets

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

•        This agreement aims to support together the future developments, qualification and production of the 70mm (2.75”) rocket systems for the German market

•        Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH will lead the team towards the German customers

•        Together, the two international groups will propose complementary capabilities for the Tiger MK3 program

Rheinmetall and Thales have signed an agreement to support together the future developments, qualification and production of the 70mm (2.75”) guided and unguided rockets solutions for helicopters as well as potentially other new platforms in Germany.

The Thales 70mm (2.75”) rocket systems are currently operated on UHT Tiger and under certification on Airbus Helicopters H145M. As part of the agreement, Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH will lead the team towards the German customers and use its wide experience as main supplier to the Bundeswehr to ensure the future requirements are met.

The agreement deepens the existing relationship between Thales and Rheinmetall in this field as other members of Rheinmetall Group are working in collaborative integration programs with Thales like on Rheinmetall Canada’s Mission Master UGV.

Together, Rheinmetall and Thales propose important complementary capabilities, especially in the frame of the Tiger MK3 program (guided rocket in “Lock-On-Before-Launch” mode, additional communication between the rocket system and the platform, identification, remote control…)

Torsten Böhm, Senior Vice President ‘Business Development and Sales’, Rheinmetall Waffe Munition:

“The multi-decade experience and quality of the Thales 70mm rockets fit perfectly to Rheinmetall’s activities to provide the users in Germany with the best products. The Thales portfolio in this domain is complementary to the current Rheinmetall technical portfolio. This gives the opportunity to combine forces, but more important gives the user direct access to products, meeting the highest requirements on effectiveness, accuracy and safety. And that is our mission.”

Stéphane Bianchi, director of the Airborne Armament business segment, Thales:

“This strengthening of the collaboration in Germany between Thales and Rheinmetall is good news for both groups. We will provide our expertise with the 70mm (2.75”) rocket systems, which equip already many platforms in the world, and Rheinmetall the knowledge of the German customer. This is a true win-win, at a time when Airbus Helicopters is developing its Tiger MK3 version.”

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USSOCOM Completes Safety Certification and Purchase of SIG SAUER MG 338 Machine Guns, Ammunition, and Next Generation Suppressors

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Big news from SIG. For the first time in over a century, the US military has safety certified bot a new weapon as well as ammunition at the same time.

They also certified a suppressor at the same time, a first.

These weapons are undergoing a combat evaluation by MARSOC on behalf of USSOCOM and the US Marine Corps.

I recently had an opportunity to fire the SIG SAUER MG 338 machine gun. It is extremely controllable and weighs less than an M240.

Here is their press release.

NEWINGTON, N.H., (January 13, 2020) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the United States Special Operation Command (USSOCOM), working closely with SIG SAUER, has completed a safety certification of the new SIG SAUER MG 338 Machine Gun, SIG SAUER 338 Norma Mag Ammunition, and Next Generation Suppressors.  Following this historic official safety certification, SIG SAUER has completed deliveries of multiple systems, comprised of the MG 338 Machine Guns, 338 Norma Mag Ammunition, and Next Generation Suppressors – all researched, designed, engineered, and manufactured by SIG SAUER in the U.S.A.

“The safety certification of the complete SIG SAUER MG 338 system, and delivery of the system to USSOCOM is historically very significant.  For the first time in decades the U.S. Military certified a new machine gun, ammunition, and suppressor at the same time, bringing new innovation, portability, and increased lethality to our ground forces, with all components coming from one company,” began Ron Cohen, President and CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc.  “This certification was achieved following the outstanding performance of the complete MG 338 system through the rigors of the extensive function, durability, and safety tests set forth by USSOCOM.”

The SIG MG 338 bridges the gap between the current machine guns currently in use with the U.S. Military.  In comparison to the current M240 (7.62x51cal) machine gun, which has been in service with the U.S. Military for 60 years, the SIG MG 338, is noticeably lighter, weighing only 20 pounds, and provides significantly more range and lethality.  In comparison to the M2 (.50cal), which has been in service with the U.S. Military for 110 years, the MG 338 is approximately one-quarter the weight, and in a historic first, offers a man-portable solution with similar effective-range.  Making this system even more desirable are the new SIG SAUER Next Generation Suppressors which drastically reduces the impact of harmful toxic fumes and signature, making the operator less vulnerable.  

The SIG SAUER MG 338 machine gun is a belt-fed, lightweight medium machine gun weighing under 20lbs., chambered in 338 Norma Mag.  The MG 338 features a short-stroke gas piston system and a proprietary recoil mitigation system, with a free-floating, quick-change barrel, ambidextrous controls, switchable feed tray, charging handle that can be alternated to either side depending on operator preference, and as a modern, multi-caliber, modular system the new SIG MG 338 is easily convertible to 7.62x51cal.

“We are incredibly proud of this historical accomplishment and honored to have received this safety certification by USSOCOM for the performance of the complete MG 338 system,” concluded Cohen.

www.sigsauer.com