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IWI Launches A Foldable, Detachable, Stainless Steel Sight For The TAVOR And X95 Families Of Assault Rifles

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

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Functioning as a standard sight, it will be supplied as part of the TAVOR and X95 package

Ramat Ha’Sharon, Israel, September 22nd, 2014 - Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) – a leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for governments, armies, and law enforcement agencies around the world – launches a foldable, detachable, stainless steel sight designed for the TAVOR and X95 families of assault rifles. Functioning as a standard sight connected via Picatinny rails, it will be supplied as part of TAVOR and X95 rifles package. Platforms include additional back-up sights built into the Picatinny rails.

IWI Sights on IWI X95

Meeting military standards – MIL-STD – the sight can be quickly and easily removed in order to install reflex sights, telescopes, night vision devices, etc. Enabling night shooting via built-in Tritium illumination, the new stainless steel sight can be ordered without Tritium lighting, in order to meet specific local regulations. Cost-efficient and reducing maintenance expenses, each sight can be individually replaced when needed. Calibration is easy and user-friendly, requiring no special tools – and is unaffected by sight detachment.

LaRue Tactical Trijicon RMR Mount, LT827

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014


LaRue Tactical’s LT827 is a mount designed for use with the Trijicon RMR. Machined out of bar-stock aluminum and matte black anodized, the LT827 is designed specifically for use with standard AR-15 flat top receivers. It positions the optic at lower-1/3 cowitness when used with iron sights, and features a slight cantilever which allows for positioning of the optic slightly forward of the front-edge of the receiver.

Daniel Defense Expands Color Finish Options To Additional Firearms

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Black Creek, GA – September 22, 2014 - Daniel Defense, engineering and manufacturing the world’s finest firearms, precision rail systems and accessories, today announced the expansion of their exclusive finishes, Mil Spec+™ and Daniel Defense Tornado™, to additional models.


The Daniel Defense MK12 — introduced at SHOT Show this year — with an 18-inch stainless steel barrel and rifle length gas system, is now being offered in the Daniel Defense Tornado finish. The gray cerakote is not the only visual difference on this Special Purpose Rifle. The stainless steel, MK12 profile barrel has a bead blasted, chemically passivated finish that resembles the base metal. “We’ve invested a lot of man hours and capital toward development of the MK12,” noted Jordan Hunter, Director of Marketing for Daniel Defense. “The New Tornado finish and bead blasted, stainless steel barrel provide this precision firearm with a new appeal.”


“We’re also happy to publicize that the V11 is now available in our new finishes,” Hunter continued. The DDM4v11, which features Daniel Defense’s SLiM Rail™, their first rail system with the KeyMod attachment method, is available in Mil Spec+, Tornado as well as Black. “Demand since the release of the V11 has been exceedingly strong. With the encouraging response to these distinct finishes, making them available on this firearm is a no-brainer.”

US Army Developed Ironman Ammo Pack Costs More Than Commercial Version It Emulates

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

A little over three years ago the US Army told us about this great new high capacity ammunition carriage system that they had developed for the M240 Machine Gun. It was so awesome they even hog gave it a cool name. The ‘IronMan’ was created by Natick’s Quick Reaction Cell and the Rapid Equipping Force after a Soldier identified the need for a means to carry and feed up to 500 rounds of linked 7.62. We literally thought this was a one off kind of a thing to support the 34th ID and that would be the end of it.

Interestingly, the Army spent a lot of time (initial prototypes in 45 days with an operational assessment almost two years later) and money to develop these things before they finally purchased a bunch of them. When we first wrote about it in July of 2011, we noted the conceptual similarity to the existing TYR Tactical MICO. The MICO Machine Gunners Assault Pack was created first, on TYR’s dime, and chances are really good that some enterprising GI saw the MICO and wanted one. Instead, he got the IronMan.

Above is the Army’s IronMan and below the TYR Tactical MICO. They are definitely different executions of the same concept.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, it’s been done before. There’s no question, the concept isn’t new. Below you can see a ‘China Lake’ pack system built for the SEALs and used with the M60.


The difference here is that the government designed something that was already commercially available and incurred greater costs than the commercial model’s. Even worse, we hear reports that the issue models have trouble feeding and that units have been buying the MICO from TYR Tactical as replacements. That’s paying twice for the same capability.

In the time it took the Army to finalize and test their design, TYR Tactical has continued to develop the MICO, not only ensuring it will work with both the M240 and Mk48 but also introducing adapters for the M249 and Mk46 5.56mm weapons. They’ve also developed a tripod carrier accessory for the pack.

If any SSD readers have experience with the IronMan (or the MICO for that matter), please share it in the comments section. We are hearing that most are out of service for various issues.

From here on out, we’ll just refer to it as ‘IronyMan”. When all is said and done, the Army takes years to field a system that already exists commercially and pays more to do it. Sound familiar?

PIG Skins Barricade Pads by HOG Saddle

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014


PIG Skins Barricade Pads were created by the same guys who came up with the HOG Saddle. Made from the same Berry compliant recoil reducing, UV resistant, urethane that is also used on the HOG & PIG Saddle units, they were designed to reduce the effects of recoil while firing from hard surfaces.


Available in two sizes, 6” x 1.5″ and 4.5″ x 1.5″, they attach to the rifle stock via Velcro.



Currently all PIG Skins are a Patriot Brown color w/ Coyote Brown Velcro.

SilencerCo Releases First Hunting Video With Salvo 12

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

SilencerCo has released their first hunting video with the Salvo 12 shotgun suppressor.

First Look – Grey Ghost Precision Rifles

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Grey Ghost is hard at work prepping the first batch of their upcoming precision rifles. A few guys from a couple of SFGs have been testing the protypes and offering their feedback to improve the final product.

Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

Sneak Peak – BCM Stock

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014



What are we looking at here exactly? Why, it’s a brand-new stock from BCM. The first glimpse came from a couple of images showing Frank Proctor and Travis Haley running it on their rifles.

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Most recently, Larry Vickers posted a few up close photos of the new stock on his Facebook fan page.

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We look forward to seeing this stock on the market in the next few weeks.

IVANCO Customs – PKM Optics Rail

Friday, September 12th, 2014


The PKM Optics Rail replaces the factory leaf sight on a PKM with a precision machined 7075 T-6 aluminum Mil-Std 1913 rail with an integrated iron sight (with a 100m zero when properly installed). This allows for properly mounting an optic on a PKM for improved combat effectiveness. The PKM Optics Rail comes with all required installation hardware and instructions.

Note that the rail comes with hard coat Type III anodizing in Black, the grey model shown in the pictures is purely for contrast. Made in the USA.

Badger Ordnance – LR-EFR

Friday, September 12th, 2014


Badger Ordnance’s Light Rifle Embedded Front Rail (LR-EFR) is designed for rifles featuring lightweight, narrow forend stocks, allowing shooters to embed a night vision integration system that will allow the use of clip on NVDs. Check it out.