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SureFire 3P Eliminator 556 Flash Hider

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

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SureFire has just released a brand new budget-priced, military-grade flash hider for AR-15 variant weapons that they claim reduces muzzle flash by over 99%. The Eliminator is a three-prong design designed to fit AR-15s with 1/2×28 muzzle threads, and duplicates the key functional design elements of the SureFire SF3P-556-1/2-28 flash hider. Worth noting is, unlike the SF3P, the Eliminator isn’t compatible with SureFire SOCOM suppressors.

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The Eliminator is precision machined from US mil-certified steel bar stock, with single-point cut threads for optimum thread interface, and treated with a black Melonite finish that protects it from harsh environmental conditions.

www.surefire.com/3p-eliminator-556-1-2-28.html

The Silencing – Happy Halloween From SilencerCo

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

From SilencerCo productions comes The Silencing.

Try not to avert your eyes as you witness… the macabre!

Try not to recoil in horror as you experience… pure terror!

Try not to lose yourself in morbid fascination as you hear… a reduction in shot report!

The Silencing – Coming to a compatible firearm near you.

Rated TSR for Tax Stamp Required.

www.silencerco.com

Magpul Announces New Armorer’s Tool Series

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Today, Magpul Industries announced their new Magpul Armorer’s Tool Series. Designed as a no-compromise alternative to common gunsmithing tools, the set currently consists of the Armorer’s Wrench and BEV Block, both made in the USA.

MAG535 Armorers Wrench
Armorer’s Wrench

- Solid steel construction w/ grip-enhancing phosphate finish
- Engages both stock and pin-style barrel nuts
- Fits standard size flash hiders
- Installs and removes rifle receiver extensions and carbine castle nuts
- Extended teeth for use with ASAP plates
- Two hammer faces
- Works with 1/2″ torque wrench
- Convenient bottle opener for refreshments (fits both Metric and SAE bottle caps)

The Magpul Armorer’s Wrench is an exceptional product in a number of ways; its design, construction, and intent are a level above what has traditionally been available in a dedicated AR15 assembly and maintenance tool. However, one of the most unique things about the Armorer’s Wrench is the product development process that brought it to market. The Armorer’s Wrench was actually a product requested for Magpul’s internal use and then developed into a commercial product.

At Magpul, our diverse and ever-expanding product line necessitates a tremendous amount of testing. Some of these tests include tolerance of environmental conditions, chemical and UV resistance, and controlled scientific strength testing among many others. As to be expected, one extremely crucial part of our product validation prior to bringing a new item to market is high-volume live fire testing. We are fortunate to have a wide selection of high-quality firearms and access to great industry partners and suppliers to maintain these firing schedules, and the world-class armorers at Magpul stay very busy repairing, refitting, reconfiguring, and maintaining our armory.

The Armorer’s Wrench was purpose designed and built to provide our armory with a tool that would stand up to the volume of use that other tools could not sustain, as well as providing optimized functionality for the tasks it had to perform. The cost and lost time of breaking tools at an unacceptable rate came led to our armorers asking the company to apply our proven design and manufacturing expertise to solving their problem, and the Magpul Armorer’s Wrench is the result. While the cost was slightly higher than some other armorer’s tools, the function and durability more than offset the cost difference. Once the wrench proved its worth in our shop, the Armorer’s Wrench transitioned to a production item with a singular goal made possible by its many functions: to provide the professional, institutional, or recreational armorer the finest commercially available AR15-pattern tool ever produced.

store.magpul.com/product/MAG535/misc

MAG536 BEV Block
BEV Block

- All-in-one, compact vise block tool for assembly operations of barrel nuts, flash hiders, etc.
- Mounts securely in a vise
- Provides support for both billet and forged upper receivers
- Solid steel lugs and full length support shank engages barrel extension and prevents flexing
- Steel hardness is optimized for durability yet won’t damage barrel extension
- Polymer for all other engagement surfaces
- O-ring post uses bolt carrier for additional stability
- Included Pin keeps upper in proper position.

store.magpul.com/product/MAG536/misc

Osprey Armament Updates Us On Mk 36 Progress

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Osprey Armament updated us on the status of the LOSOK Custom Arms Mk 36 that we fired earlier this year. It’s an interesting rifle that combines aspects of the M1 Garand’s rotating bolt with the AR-style lower we are all accustomed to.

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We fired the Gen 1 prototypes, but they are now up to Gen 3. So far, they’ve assembled two Gen 3 models and they are getting ready for final assembly for the next two prototypes. After testing, they are scheduled to machine the first production models from billet some time in early November.

Boomslang from Tactical Concealment Manufacturing

Monday, October 27th, 2014

During a recent trip to Phoenix, Arizona we had the chance to stop by Tactical Concealment Manufacturing where they showed us a couple of their products. One that stood out is the Boomslang.

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Think of the Boomslang as a Ghillie foundation for your weapon. Offered in Alpha, Bravo and Charlie models, the pre-cut fabric modules are designed to allow full use of the weapon even when draped with garnish.

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The kits consist of four components: Barrel Extension Cover, Barrel Shroud Cover, Scope Objective Cover and Scope Ocular Strap. All components are secured via elastic cord and barrel lock and some sticky Velcro. Additionally, the kits are offered in a variety of different color schemes and integrate 550 cord to attach scrim.

www.tacticalconcealment.com

Daniel Defense Releases New Rails & Optic Mount

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Black Creek, GA – October 27, 2014 - Daniel Defense, engineering and manufacturing the world’s finest firearms, precision rail systems and accessories, today announced new product releases: SLiM Rail™ 12.0 and Aimpoint® Micro Mount (Absolute Co-Witness).

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The SLiM Rail™, which first debuted on the DDM4v11 in a 15-inch version, is now available as a rifle length, 12-inch option. “We’re fired up about our customers having access to this new rail system,” noted Daniel Defense Director of Marketing, Jordan Hunter. The Daniel Defense SLiM Rail™ features the KeyMod attachment system, which offers incredible weight savings as well as superior cooling, ergonomics, and modularity while maintaining the strength and durability expected from a Daniel Defense free-float rail system. “The feedback we received after launching this railed forend, our first featuring KeyMod, confirmed we hit the mark and met user expectations.” While the initial release only made this rail system available on the V11 series rifles, both lengths will now be offered individually to dealers and customers.

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Daniel Defense is also releasing an upgrade to their popular Aimpoint® Micro Mount. “In the early years, we earned the reputation of being a rails & accessories company,” said Marty Daniel, the company’s President and CEO. “It remains a core element of our business, and this upgrade to the Aimpoint® mount demonstrates our ability to take a proven product and elevate it to the next level.” The next generation mount gives operators the option of an absolute or lower 1/3rd co-witness.

danieldefense.com

FN Herstal – New Sea deFNder Remote Weapon Station To Be Unveiled At EURONAVAL 2014

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Today, FN Herstal announced they will be launching their new Sea deFNder Remote Weapon Station at the upcoming EURONAVAL exhibition in Paris, October 27th through 31st. The full release can be read below:

(McLean, VA – October 24, 2014) The EURONAVAL exhibition in Paris, October 27 to 31, 2014, will be the backdrop for the launch of the new Sea deFNder® Remote Weapon Station (RWS). This is the third model in the deFNder® range, produced by a world’s leading firearms manufacturer, FN Herstal. Engineered for use by naval forces and coastguards, it follows the innovative deFNder® Light and the deFNder® Medium into global service.

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The Sea deFNder® provides naval ships and coastguards with the advantage of superior firepower in any scenario. This includes territorial waters surveillance, self-defense, anti-piracy, anti-terrorism and the interception of drug or people smugglers. Its high modularity allows the Sea deFNder® to be mounted on a wide variety of naval vessels, from speed boats and patrollers right up to frigates and destroyers.

The Sea deFNder® RWS’ versatility extends to the weapons it can house. Its universal cradle can hold any machine gun from FN MINIMI® 5.56 up to .50 cal in the range (.50 cal is either the FN M2HB-QCB™ or FN Herstal’s exclusive FN M3R™ that offers an outstanding firing rate of 1,100 RPM). The Sea deFNder® can also be equipped with 40 mm AGLs for additional firepower.

The Sea deFNder® shares many features of the deFNder® Medium used on land based vehicles. This includes its sight module (CCD + IR uncooled or cooled), one-hand or game pad control handle and ammo box capacity. In addition, the Sea deFNder® has special specifications for naval applications:

• Specific surface treatment

• Improved water tightness and water flow

• Specific environmental qualification based on maritime standards

• Specific 2-axis gyroscopic stabilization dedicated to naval application

Prior to its official unveiling, an order has already been placed for a number of Sea deFNder® Remote Weapon Stations. This brings the total number of units ordered across the deFNder® range to over 1,300 for both land and sea based applications.

The Sea deFNder® is the latest example of constant innovation in weapons development by FN Herstal, which has a history dating back 125 years. Its exceptional service packages include everything its customers require for rapid deployment of its Sea deFNder®. This includes associated weapon(s), ammunition, technical documentation, technical support, operator and maintenance training, and installation of the RWS onto the vessel.

For more information on FN Herstal’s state-of-the-art product line and services, visit us at the EURONAVAL exhibition in Paris from October 27 to 31, 2014 (Stand no. E27).

www.fnherstal.com

Patriot Ordnance Factory Releases New ReVolt Rifle

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Patriot Ordnance Factor has announced a brand new bolt action rifle, the ReVolt. Available in light (.223/5.56) and heavy (.308/7.62) chamberings, the ReVolt is completely legal for purchase in all 13 original colonies. The full release can be read below:

POF-USA RELEASES NEW RIFLE CONFIGURATION…A BOLT GUN, LEGAL IN ALL 13 COLONIES

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PHOENIX, AZ (October 2014) – Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF-USA) continues with an American Revolution in Innovation and brings out the ReVolt™.  A new bolt action rifle, available in light (.223cal / 5.56mm) and heavy (.308cal / 7.62mm) variations for your shooting demands, which is legal in all 13 original Colonies.

These rifles feature a 14.5” M-LOK compatible handguard with 18.5” nitride heat-treated, deep fluted barrels.  New to the market is the ReVolt™ action; a straight pull only action with feed assist chambering of the next round.  The lightweight and popular Luth-AR buttstock is a standard feature on the new line.

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POF-USA has maintained a focus on modularity – not only in the rifles, but also the accessories.  The bolt action handle on the ReVolt™ models can be used as a tool for tightening and removing scope mounts and rail accessories.  Muscle memory skills are virtually the same for this platform as a standard POF rifle, and all ambidextrous controls found in our Gen 4 series rifles are found in this loaded package. In addition to all of the fine features in our rifles, the ReVolt™ models also feature our E² extraction technology.  E² extraction is a patented feature of four channels along the neck of the chamber.  The channels allow gas pressure to flow backwards and push on the shoulders of the spent casing resulting in extractor life of 5X that of a standard extractor due to the push / pull action.

The ReVolt™ top end is available as a separate purchase and ships with a 10 round magazine and capture pin. This capture pin replaces the front pivot pin, permanently attaching the upper receiver to the lower receiver while maintaining the ability to “shotgun” the rifle for maintenance. The capture pin was essential in our quest to innovate a magazine fed, AR style, bolt action rifle that qualifies for ownership in all 50 states.

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You can hunt with the ReVolt™ as a stand-alone weapon system or install the complete top end on your already existing mil-spec (.223cal / 5.56mm) lower half to maintain the legality necessary in owning an AR style rifle in many of the Colonies.

POF-USA accepts no compromise in the building of our product.  Our line of rifles and accessories are “Patriot” designs.  We will only produce that which is tough, accurate, modular, durable and true. This patriotic mission is brought from passion, authenticity, trustworthiness, rebellion, independence and objectivity. 

ReVolt … Will You?

www.pof-usa.com

Magpul – Rolling Out Additional M-LOK Accessories

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Magpul keeps rolling out the M-LOK Accessories with several new items.

M-LOK Polymer Rail Sections

M-LOK Rail Sections

M-LOK to MOE Adapter Kit

M-LOK to MOE Adapter

M-LOK Polymer Cantilever Rail/Light Mount

M-LOK Cantilever Mount

M-LOK T-Nut Replacement Set

M-LOK Replacement T-nut set

store.magpul.com/category/M-LOK

IWI Galil ACE In 7.62×39 To Be Released For US Market

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

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Military Arms Channel, through their Facebook page, revealed that IWI will be importing the Galil ACE in 7.62×39 for the US market. It will initially be available as a pistol with a side folding SB15 brace starting February 2015. Pictured is the SBR variant that the pistol will be based on.

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It was also mentioned that IWI will be offering a 16″ barreled variant a month later in March.

Stay tuned for further details as they are revealed.

All pictures and information came from the Military Arms Channel Facebook page: www.facebook.com/militaryarms

www.iwi.us