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Lipsey’s Adds Stainless Steel To The Proven Ruger Bisley Flatop .44 Special Revolver

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Baton Rouge, LA – Lipsey’s, a nationally renowned firearms distributor, has added the highly anticipated stainless steel option to the popular line of Ruger Bisley Flattop .44 Special revolvers.

Lipsey’s has offered Bisley .44 Special revolvers since 2010, but only in a blue finish. Now these desirable configurations will be available in a tough, weather resistant stainless steel. They are being built on the mid-size 357 Magnum frame in both the 4-5/8” and 5-1/2” barrel lengths. Rosewood laminate grips and pinned front sights adorn these rugged sixguns.

Jason Cloessner, Lipsey’s Vice President and Product Development Manager, couldn’t wait to add these revolvers to Lipsey’s growing line of special make-up firearms. “Our line-up of Ruger single action .44 Specials continues to be one of my favorites. The stainless Bisleys give you both a classic and functional field gun.”

The all new stainless steel Bisley Flattop .44 Specials are now available and ready to ship.

Located in Baton Rouge, Lipsey’s was originally formed as a wholesale hunting and fishing distributor in 1953. Today, the company leads the firearms industry in the collaboration and distribution of exclusive firearms. An authority in NFA regulations, Lipsey’s also offers a robust line of silencers, short barrel rifles and accessories. With a committed focus on relationships, Lipsey’s provides value and innovation to federally licensed dealers and the industry’s top manufacturers.

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Spartanat – New by Corvus Defensio: M1 Receiver Rail

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

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Corvus Defensio from Austria, specialists for Steyr AUG upgrading, will present at IWA Nuremberg a new part for the bullpup: M1 Receiver Rail The features are similar to the AUG A3 35 Slot Receiver Rail, but without the front KeyMod section due to the special M1 Receiver interface.

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Trijicon ACOGs and Compact ACOGs can be directly mounted to the M16-Carry Handle like mounting slot and on either side it has integrated QD Sling Swivel attachment points. It weighs 117 g/4.1 oz and is CNC milled of 7075 aluminum with a hard anodized coating.

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IWA: https://www.iwa.info
Corvus Defensio: http://corvusdefensio.com
SPARTANAT: www.spartanat.com

Daniel Defense Offers DD5V1 Rifle in Two New Cerakote Finishes

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

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Black Creek, GA- February 17, 2016. Daniel Defense, manufacturer of the world’s finest firearms and accessories, is offering its DD5V1 7.62mm (.308) rifle in two new durable Cerakote finishes. In addition to basic black, this best-selling rifle is now also available with a gray-colored Daniel Defense Tornado® finish and a Mil Spec +® finish, which is a tan or earth color.

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The DD5V1 is a groundbreaking, performance-driven platform that established a whole new standard in the .308 platform. Its design incorporates over a decade of expertise from industry-leading Daniel Defense engineers and designers. With innovative features like a 4-bolt connection system, an optimized upper receiver, an improved bolt carrier group, ambidextrous controls, a configurable modular charging handle, and a Cold Hammer Forged (CHF) barrel, the DD5V1 took 7.62 rifles built around the traditional AR platform to a whole new level. And with a weight of only 8.3 pounds, the DD5V1 represents one of the lightest, most maneuverable .308 DMRs (designated marksman rifles) ever built.

DD5V1 rifles with Daniel Defense Tornado® or Mil Spec +® Cerakote finishes have an MSRP of $3,198, while black-finished models retail for $3,044. They are available for purchase from authorized Daniel Defense firearm dealers or directly from Daniel Defense at danieldefense.com.

TrackingPoint Debuts Its Latest .300 BLACKOUT Rifle – the M400XHDR

Friday, February 17th, 2017

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Pflugerville, TX (February 14, 2017) The exceptionally popular .300 Blackout returns to TrackingPoint’s stable of Precision-Guided Firearms in the form of its latest design – the M400XHDR. Built on TrackingPoint’s own lightweight AR platform, the Gen-2 night vision-enabled M400XHDR features an extended 400-yard lock range and the stopping power of a .30 caliber, making it ideal for home defense, predator and varmint control. The simplicity and the familiarity of the AR-15 platform coupled with TrackingPoint’s patented lock-and-load precision guiding technology makes the M400XHDR the most innovative .300 BLK on the market today.

The M400XHDR shares many of the same standard technological advances present across the TrackingPoint lineup of Precision-Guided Firearms. Elements such as the RapidLok Trigger System that ensures pinpoint accuracy by acquiring, tracking and locking on ranged targets and TrackingPoint’s video/audio capture capability that allows shooters/hunters the ability to record each memorable PGF experience. Broadcast capability, via the onboard WiFi, allows friends and family to live each event as if they were right alongside you.

The same five (5) extensively-tested and proven optical modes found on every TrackingPoint PGF power the M400 system. Precision Target and Precision Mover calculate the ballistic and firing solutions for the shooter, delivering exceptional accuracy on both stationary and moving targets alike. Auto-Acquire mode snaps the reticle to the pre-determined center of mass of a tagged target, while the Suppressive Fire mode calculates and holds real time ballistic solutions coupled with a live trigger to quickly engage multiple targets. But the final mode, Night Mode, is where the M400XHDR truly shines. Utilizing CMOS sensor technology to deliver Gen-2 night vision performance, when used with the rail-mounted IR illuminator that comes standard with every M400XHDR, the M400 system acquires and tracks targets after dark as easily as it does in the daylight, ensuring precision shots on predators and hogs alike – day or night.

Precision shots require precision ammunition, and the new M400XHDR features engineered compatibility for not one, not two, but three ammunition profiles. The custom loaded TP 300 AAC Blackout 120gr OTM for the target shooters, TP 300 AAC Blackout 120gr Tac-TX for the hunters, or a similar high quality 300 AAC Blackout 110gr should a shooter/hunter find themselves out of the 120 gr loads. And at $6,995, TrackingPoint’s Precision-Guided Firearm system delivers features and benefits the competition just can’t match, making the M400XHDR the perfect choice for precision-minded shooters everywhere.

Order your new M400XHDR directly from TrackingPoint by calling (512) 354-2114 or by visiting the M400 product page. Shipments of the new rifle begin late February and financing is available for qualified buyers, with payments as low as $177/month for up to 48 months.

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TrackingPoint, based in Austin, Texas, created the first Precision-Guided Firearm, a revolutionary shooting system that puts fighter jet lock-and-launch technology in small arms, enabling shooters to make shots previously considered beyond human ability. To learn more, visit www.tracking-point.com.

PM Soldier Weapons Developing Integrated Fire Control for Small Arms Weapons

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

The Army’s headline reads, “PM Soldier Weapons developing first integrated fire control for small arms weapons” but anyone in the firearms industry knows that isn’t true. That’s why our headline differs slightly from the Army.mil article we are sharing.

In fact, the Army has looked at commercial products that already do what they seeking to create.

Consider TrackingPoint which has been available for years. There are other systems as well.

However, it’s good to see the Army developing Programs of Record to field such caoabilities to our Soldiers. What’s more, I’m encouraged to see the Size Weight And Power work that has gone into BOSS.

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. — What does it take for an Army sniper to accurately hit a person-size target at extreme ranges?


The BOSS is a fully integrated, rifle-mounted (using the Picatinny Rail) automated, full-solution fire-control system for sniper weapons. It has a variable power (6-22x magnification) direct view optic coupled with a precision, eye-safe laser range finder. The system also contains an internal environmental sensor suite, platform orientation inclinometers, and sophisticated ballistic calculator. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)

The Army thinks it may have the answer to this challenge in a new integrated fire control sighting system for military sniper weapons called the Ballistically Optimized Sniper Scope or BOSS.

“To improve sniper effectiveness, especially at extended distances, we need to find a way to increase accuracy by reducing aiming errors, and minimize the time for the shooter to figure out where to correctly aim his weapon,” said Regina Stonitsch, Assistant Product Manager for BOSS at Project Manager Soldier Weapons. “We believe the answer could be the BOSS Project.”
“Since sniper rifle and ammunition technologies are unlikely to change considerably in the foreseeable future, we’re concentrating our efforts on developing a revolutionary fire control system that will provide a leap in shooter performance and likewise a big return on investment,” she said.


(Photo Credit: U.S. Army)

The BOSS is a fully integrated, rifle-mounted (using the Picatinny Rail) automated, full-solution fire-control system for sniper weapons. It has a variable power (6-22x magnification) direct view optic coupled with a precision, eye-safe laser range finder. The system also contains an internal environmental sensor suite, platform orientation inclinometers, and sophisticated ballistic calculator.

The ballistic calculator uses range, environmental and weapon orientation data to compute a ballistic solution based on weapon and ammunition. It provides an adjusted aim point in the scope, which the shooter then places on target and fires.

The entire time, the shooter never removes his eye from the scope nor loses his sight picture of the target. This allows the shooter to maintain better situational awareness and avoids extra time and effort in reacquiring the target.

BOSS also provides fail-safe sniper operations in case its power source or electronics fail.

The Army acquired a number of advanced technology demonstrator BOSS prototypes and evaluated them over the past year at numerous military bases and Army test centers.

According to Stonitsch, the BOSS prototypes were sniper-vetted against personnel-size targets out to the maximum effective range limits of our current sniper systems.

However, the system is capable of accurately ranging and calculating the required ballistic reticle for those type targets at a comfortable distance, well beyond effective weapon system (rifle/ammo) engagement constraints.

Collected data shows the BOSS will progressively increase the probability of hit, as a function of range, by nearly an order of magnitude at the most extreme range and can reduce engagement times by 50 percent across all ranges.

The system ballistically supports a variety of weapon and ammunition combinations. Shooters can customize it based on observed firing characteristics, such as measured muzzle velocities and pre-transonic zone zeroing or, in other words, just before the bullet starts transitioning to subsonic speeds.

Soldier load is important, and the BOSS is lightweight, weighing 3.5 pounds. It eliminates the need for the discrete sniper accessory kit items currently carried by snipers that perform the same ballistic computation tasks but weigh twice as much.

The system is part of the Army’s overall effort to invest in new, sophisticated small arms fire control systems to enhance Soldier lethality while reducing cognitive burdens under battlefield stress.

“The BOSS is currently designed for snipers, but its technologies can be easily adapted to other small arms weapon systems,” Stonitsch said. “It could be a game-changer for our Warfighters by taking the guesswork out of aiming and making virtually anyone a marksman with the touch of a button.”
If the Army decides to develop, produce and field the BOSS, it could be available to Soldiers as soon as 2020, she said.

Crickett Precision Rifle

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

The Crickett Precision Rifle is absolutely the coolest thing I saw at last week’s Great American Outdoor Show. The Crickett Precision Rifle is a great scaled down, little brother to an AI chassis precision rifle.

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PRS recently began a youth program called PRS Kidz and still others are organizing Rimfire Practical Rifle events. You’ll want one for your son or daughter and you’ll want one for yourself. I’ll give you all of the stats but you’ll want to buy it for one reason alone; its looks. The price isn’t bad either.

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Stats:
Bolt Action – Single Shot
Caliber – 22LR (22 S, L, LR)
Safety – Manual Cocking, rebounding firing pin automatically blocked
LOP – adjustable(by adding or removing spacer) 10.25″ – 11″ – 11.75″
Cheek rest – Adjustable
Accessory rails on front of forend 2.25″ long and on on rear of buttstock 1.375″ long
Trigger Pull – Average 3.5lbs
Sight – No Sights – Crickettinny Rail included on both options – Crickett 4×32 Scope included on Package
Barrel – 16.125″, 1:16 RH, Blued, .75″ Bull Barrel
Muzzle Threading – 1/2×28, Crickett Muzzle Break included in package
Bipod included in package
Weight – Rifle – 3lbs 9oz ——- Package – 5lbs
OAL – 31.5″ (adjustable)
MSRP – Rifle – $309.96 —– Package – $379.96

They took this photo at the Great American Outdoor Show. I thought it was pretty funny, but it also gives you an idea of the rifle’s size.

Coming in March from Keystone Sporting Arms, LLC’s www.crickett.com.

New 13.5” MREX AR forearm from Kinetic Development Group

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

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KDG is proud to introduce its new 13.5” MREX AR forearm for AR-15 based weapons. The lightweight, ergonomic forearm is based off of their existing MREX AR design, and is a welcomed addition to their product line. The new 13.5” MREX AR forearm is affectionately nicknamed the “Roy Rail”, for all the help that Roy Lin of Weapon Outfitters provided KDG during its development. KDG interacted heavily with their vendor network as well as their core customer base, to determine which hand guard length would be most well received. With many shooters using a 16” or 14.5” barrel length, KDG determined that a 13.5” length forearm to be ideal for both.

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The forearm weights in at 12.4 oz, complete with barrel nut and hardware, and is constructed out of the same high strength 6061 aluminum as their SCAR MREX rail. The free float design provides Seven M-Lok slots along the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions, with Picatinny rail running the full length of the forearm along the top. There are two additional rows of M-Lok at the 1 and 11 o’clock positions, to facilitate mounting weapon lights as low profile, and snag free as possible. The MREX contour was originally created to feel more like a traditional hand guard to the shooter, similar to the shape of a FAL or G3 forearm. With a flatter bottom then the majority of round tube forearms on the market, the MREX provides a superior profile for shooting off a rest, such as a bag or barricade. It’s ergonomics support a wide range of shooting styles and accessories, regardless if it is left “slick”, or used with vertical grips or handstops. Additionally there are two rotation-limited QD sockets located at the rear of the mil-spec anodized forearm. The 13.5” MREX ships as a complete kit, with shims, barrel nut tool and hardware. To learn more about the MREX AR rail, and other KDG products visit their website.

kineticdg.com/product/mrex-ar-13-5-rail

Lancer Systems Contest Winner Announced

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 2017

And the Winner Is…
Our Rifle Giveaway Winner Is Announced!

Quakertown, PA: Lancer Systems is excited to announce the winner of our exclusive giveaway rifle. Troy Johnson of Wisconsin, USA won this variation on the L15 Patrol Professional. This piece of equipment is a limited edition color and handguard configuration. Fully anodized to be FDE, and packaged up with a Lancer LCH5 13” handguard, with full rail. The full list of specifications are as follows:
•Part Number: L15-RFL-PP
•Handguard: Lancer LCH5 13”w full rail
•Caliber: .223rem / 5.56mmX45
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•Barrel: 14.5” Mid-Weight CHF Chrome Lined
Stock: B5 bravo
•Twist: 1:7
•Grip: Ergo
•Chamber: 5.56mmX45 NATO
•Others: FDE color
•Gas System: Mid Length
•Weight: 6.5 lbs
•Compensator: Smith’s Vortex—Pinned and Welded

We look forward to see this rifle in Troy’s hands, and hope he shares pictures on social media! At the time of this announcement, Troy was unable to comment, but we’re sure he’s as excited as we are.

Lancer Systems, the company behind reliable magazines and material science solutions – whether it’s Lancer’s logo on the product, or not. The key to Lancer’s reliability and durability is the engineering that goes into every product and series – striving for ingenuity that breeds better products. An engineering-focused company that aims to advance firearms and accessories to be the best products for the consumer. Check out Lancer Systems’ website (lancer-systems.com) to see the other business areas they are revolutionizing.