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Reptilia – DOT Mount for ACRO

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

The latest DOT Mount™ by Reptilia for Aimpoint ACRO is a lightweight slim-line mounting solution for the newest and smallest Aimpoint red dot ever made. Machined from billet 7075-T6 aluminum with Milspec Type III hard anodized finish the DOT Mount attaches to any M1913 Picatinny rail and offers lower 1/3 co-witness with standard AR15-style back-up sights.

Its spring-loaded nitrided steel clamp and mounting bolt simplify the installation process and sit flush with the body of the mount for a low-profile anti-snag design.

Available immediately in black and FDE for Aimpoint ACRO with Clear anodized version shipping exclusively from Q in early May.

Like all Reptilia products the DOT Mount is 100% made in the USA and carries a full lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects.

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Pre-order AR-180 Inspired Complete Upper Receiver Groups From Brownells

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

At SHOT Show, Brownells debuted their new BR-180, AR-180 Inspired Complete Upper Receivers. They’ve now put them up for pre-order.

The Gas-Piston operated BRN-180 and 180S upper receivers are fully compatible with any standard, mil-spec AR-15 lower receiver.

Key features include:

BRN-180™ has 16″ barrel with matte black Nitride finish
BRN-180S™ has 10.5″ barrel with matte black Nitride finish
Ultra-reliable AR-180 piston operating system
Compatible with current mil-spec AR-15 lowers
Machined 7075 T6 aluminum receiver & handguard – hardcoat anodized finish
.223 Wylde chamber
Button rifled bore; 1-8″ twist
1/2″-28 threaded muzzle
Replica 3-prong AR-180 flash suppressor
Molded polymer ejection port cover

SPARTANAT: CONCAMO and HK G95K in the field

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Every camouflage pattern is only just as good as its application. CONCAMO is new, was presented during IWA 2018 and is going its way ever since: this time straight to Heckler & Koch. During a joint photoshoot with the German weapons manufacturer on their own testing grounds, not only the best gear in CONCAMO was being used. It also featured two special main characters: G27 and G95 (pictured below), as well as some other newcomers…

CONCAMO has already come so far to be “operational”. Both men are fully equipped. And in the course of this article we will reveal step by step what you can see on the pictures. For starters the new G95 for the German Special Forces. The HK416A7 is going to be adopted by the KSK as well as the frogmen.

The bigger brother is the G27, which is already in use by the Bundeswehr. Using the nomenclature of Heckler & Koch, it is a HK417. This weapon is not only available as DMR, but also as equipment for the Special Forces with a higher calibre.

What we also see with this wonderful new pictures is, how CONCAMO blends into the natural environment. The camouflage pattern feels right at home in the forest with all its different facets. The G27 is equipped with the Elcan Specter DR for calibre 7,62.

Moss and leaves, the play of the light. The marksman in CONCAMO nearly disappears on the surface of a clearing at the testing grounds of Heckler & Koch

At the border of the forest both men are nearly invisible as well – without any additional means of camouflage. If you want to know more about the background of CONCAMO: here is our Interview with Matthias Bürgin, who developed the pattern.

This camouflage makes also use of the underground in the freshly cut forest. Even if both men are standing, they are hard to recognize at first glance. CONCAMO works how camouflage is supposed to: it blurs the outlines.

Even the brown forest soil has no issues with the new camouflage pattern. If you want to see more field tests with CONCAMO: CONCAMO in the field 1. And here: field test 2.

The uniform worn by both of the pictured test persons is the new Striker Gen. 2 by UF PRO. It was already presented by SPARTANAT here. The set is available directly from UF PRO: Here the CONCAMO page of UF PRO.

Not everyone wants to show their faces, we understand that… Camouflage materials for advanced users are being provided by NONVIDE – we looked at their first products during IWA 2019. The mask is made of a very thin material, which does not obstruct breathing. The camouflage effect however, is obvious.

There is no soldier without a backpack. The one on the users back is the Modular 30 pack by Tasmanian Tiger – we discovered the very first piece as a unicorn during Shot Show 2019 in Las Vegas. The backpack is being reviewed at our site. The CONCAMO version will be available from June 2019 – here we can show you some more pictures, exclusively for you.

In fact, not after a shootout, but after a shooting: men without the mask. Matthias Bürgin (left) is the man behind CONCAMO. With him: Ripperkon, the well-known German blogger on gear, climber and photographer. As a result of CONCAMO being so good in blurring outlines, you can only see at second glance that both of them are wearing full kit. The plate carrier is from md-textil.

Here you can see the detailed pictures from IWA 2019:

CONCAMO on the internet:

Heckler & Koch on the internet:

SPARTANAT on the internet:

The secret star is the HK416A7 of Heckler & Koch, however. Pictured with the new HK polymer magazines by the way. The G95 will be handed out to German Special Forces soon. We are providing the current status of the G95 HERE.


Maxim Defense Showcases Their 2019 Product Line and Previews the Newly Designed PDX in 300 Blackout at the 2019 NRA Annual Meeting

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

St Cloud, MN – Maxim Defense, the premier manufacturer in PDW-stocks, pistol braces, accessories, and weapons, is attending the 2019 NRA Annual meeting in booth #3210. Along with highlights of their new products for 2019, and the newly designed PDX™, attendees can get hands-on with a preview of the PDX™ in 300 Blackout.

“The NRA Annual Meeting has always been a great venue for Maxim to display and introduce our new products” Said Michael Windfeldt, Owner of Maxim Defense. “and this year is no exception, we’ll have both the SBR and Pistol Brace version of our newly design PDX™ in 7.62x39mm and 5.56 NATO on hand, as-well-as a preview of the PDX™ in 300 Blackout”.

Maxim Defense PDX™

Leading the way in new products for 2019 is the newly-developed PDX™. Part of the MDX Battle Line, the PDX™ is available in 7.62x39mm and 5.56 NATO calibers, in both SBR and Pistol formats. The NEW Maxim Defense PDX™ is designed to handle the fierce demands of the Tier-1 community and dominate in close quarter encounters without sacrificing energy on target and accuracy. At just 18.75″ in overall length, 5 lbs. 11oz. in weight and a 5.5” barrel, the PDX™ is the ultimate choice for when concealment and personal defense are non-negotiable. The PDX™ will start shipping in the second quarter of 2019 with an MSRP of $2299.00 for either the SBR or Pistol Brace versions.

Calibers: 7.62x39mm and 5.56 NATO

Barrel Length: 5.5”

Colors: Black or Arid

Overall Length: 18.75”

Weight (empty): 5 lbs 11 oz

Muzzle Device: Maxim Defense HATEBRAKE™ Muzzle Booster

Stock: Maxim Defense SCW™ stock system (SBR and Pistol Brace)

Trigger: ALG Combat Trigger (ACT)

Maxim Defense SCW™ Stock System

The Maxim Defense SCW™ Stock System is one of the most complete compact SCW stocks on the market. Available in SBR and Pistol formats the Maxim Defense SCW™ has a collapsed length of only 4”. Both the Stock and Pistol Brace feature an integrated proprietary BCG with MILSPEC bolt and interchangeable buffer weights to give you the flexibility to maximize performance and versatility without sacrificing functionality. The Maxim Defense SCW Stock and Pistol Braces are simply the shortest, most thought-out, and durable SCW stock on the marketing. MSRP starting at just $369.95

Caliber:  5.56mm NATO, 7.62x39mm, .300BLK

Buffer-Carrier:  H1, H2, H3, 9mm PCC

Material Composition:  7075 Aluminum

Finish:      MILSPEC Anodized

Weight:     14.6 oz

Length:       4.0 inches 1st position (closed)

5.25 inches 2nd position

6.5 inches 3rd position

7.75 inches 4th position

8.75 inches 5th position (extended)

Maxim Defense CQB Gen 7 Stock

Like the Gen 6, the Gen 7 is a CQB stock built for comfort and durability for real-world use. No buttons to push, just pull the stock to deploy. At its most collapsed position, this CQB stock only adds 5.35” to your AR15. At full extension, the Maxim CQB stock is the length of an extended carbine stock. And with 4 total positions, you can adjust for maximum comfort and multiple scenarios. Rapid deployment, purpose-driven materials, and the functionality you need, the Maxim Defense CQB Stock is simply the most thought out, versatile, and durable CQB stock on the market. The Gen 7 is for those who want a sleeker profile, eliminating the side sling swivel attachment points from the housing. Instead, the Gen 7 comes with our ambidextrous sling mount already installed. MSRP starting at $369.95.

Caliber: Multi

Buffer:    Standard, H1, H2, H3, 9mm PCC, JP Silent, Captured spring system [Proprietary & Exclusive to Maxim CQB stock]

Material Composition:  7075 Aluminum

Finish:  MILSPEC Anodized

Weight: 18.5 oz

Length:    5.3 inches closed

  6.8 inches 1st position

    8.3 inches 2nd position

    10 inches fully extended


HATEBRAKE™ Muzzle Booster

A common problem in short barrel PDW’s with low-pressure cartridges is reliable cycling. Maxim Defense HATEBRAKE™ Muzzle Booster is designed to regulate firearm exhaust gases to ensure PDW’s cycle more reliably. The primary design features include the redirection of the sound signature, decreasing the flash signature, significantly reducing recoil, and increasing accuracy.

The HATE BRAKE installs with a 3/8” drive socket from the front, enabling it to be installed under a handguard without removing the handguard. During installation, the HATEBRAKE locks into place with K-Taper, a patent-pending taper locking technology, replacing the need for proprietary tapered barrels. The external shape of the HATEBRAKE is designed to work with M-Slot compatible hand guards. The HATEBRAKE starts at just $199.95.

Caliber:  5.56  / 7.62 / 9mm

Thread Pitch:  1/2×28, 1/2×36, 5/8×24

Material Composition:  17-4 H900 Stainless / 6AL-4V Titanium

Finish:      Black in color DLC [Diamond-Like Coating]

Weight:     4.6 oz

Length:    2.4 inches

Diameter:  1.620 / 1.75 inches


M-RAX Rapid Attachment System

Unlike the traditional M-Slot mounting systems, M-RAX™ utilizes the full slot of your rail, maximizing space. This makes the M-RAX™ system end-to-end stackable, giving you the option to create seamless monolithic rail sections where needed. Installation and removal is a breeze. Thanks to the spring-loaded screws, the M-RAX™ system removes mounting frustrations. Simply push the screw in with a standard hex tool and rotate 90 degrees. The locking lugs engage that readily. No more fighting or timing screws. Offered in 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 M-Slot lengths, the M-RAX is shipping today and starts at an MSRP of $39.95.

FITS: Compatible with all M-Slot handguards and forends

LENGTH/WEIGHT:    2 • M-Slot (3.145”) / 1.54oz

 3 • M-Slot (4.720”) / 2.31oz

4 • M-Slot (6.295”) / 3.09oz 

5 • M-Slot (7.870”) / 3.87oz

6 • M-Slot (9.445”) / 4.62oz

MATERIAL: 6061-T6 Billet Aluminum

FINISH: Hard Coat Anodize type 3 Class 2

Available in black and FDE

Visit Maxim Defense at booth #3210 to get a first look at the PDX™ in 300 Blackout and the 2019 line of Maxim products.

To learn more about Maxim Defense, please visit us at

The CBP Pistol Program Was A Close Race

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Last week, US Customs and Border Protection announced an $85,000,000* contract award to Glock for a family of three handguns.

Based on information received by Soldier Systems Daily, firearms from two manufacturers were neck in neck during performance testing conducted by an industry leading, independent lab. Both competitors received the same score in what DoD would refer to as Developmental Testing, which is objective in nature.

Where the two began diverge was during hands-on testing with field agents. Those familiar with DoD testing would refer to this as Operational Testing. The data collection is subjective and in this case was based on a 1-10 scoring system of how the officer felt about the firearm throughout a variety of tasks.

In this phase of testing Glock was assessed just 3% higher than competitor SIG with their P320 family of firearms.

What finally knocked it out of the park for Glock was that they came in quite a bit cheaper than SIG, $7.5 million less.

For quite awhile, word on the street was that this was going to be SIG’s win. Based on testing, either offerer’s handguns would have more than done the job, but Glock developed a great strategy and brought home a solid win.

Based on their performance here, Glock paid attention to the results of the Army’s Modular Handgun System program. Glock not only priced to win, but they rolled out an entirely new handgun to satisfy CBP requirements.

* That $85 million is the contract ceiling, meaning the total amount government may spend. It isn’t necessarily the amount of money an awardee will receive. In this case, bids were less than half of that amount. What the higher ceiling allows for is other government agencies to use the contract as well.

B&T USA Awarded Contract to Supply the Lake County, Indiana Sheriff’s Dept with MP9 SMGs

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Tampa, FL – The Lake County Indiana Sheriff’s Department has chosen B&T USA to provide a compact concealable submachine gun platform to equip a group of its officers. The Department selected the B&T MP9 9mm SMG due to its flexibility to fulfill all mission requirements from uniformed warrant service to plain clothes undercover operations. 

“The MP9 met Lake County’s requirements through a combination of its compact size, accurate high rate of fire, reliability, and configurability. The MP9 can be deployed from a variety of drop leg, belt, and shoulder holsters and has the ability to accept a suppressor.,” stated Jon Scott, Vice President of Sales, B&T USA.

For more information on these products and other B&T products please visit our website

For information on becoming a B&T USA dealer please contact Jon Scott at B&T USA, +1 (813) 653-1200. Or email

US Customs and Border Protection Adopt 9mm Glock Handguns

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Today, US Customs and Border Protection announced an $85 million contract over 10 years, to Glock, Inc for new duty handguns. This contract also facilitates CBP’s transition from .40 to 9mm by 2021.


Rumor has it that the contract includes the G19, G26 and a new pistol which has not yet been made public, but often referred to as the G47. However, it may well be the rumored Glock variant which mates a G17 slide to a G19 frame. Sights are said to be Ameriglo. Both large frame guns are also anticipated to be MOS variants for red dot sights.

These are said to be the pistols selected.

Below is CBP’s announcement:

CBP Awards Contract for Duty Handguns

WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection awarded a contract to Glock Inc. today to provide CBP law enforcement personnel the next generation standard duty handgun.
The contract is for up to $85 million over 10 years, which includes other DHS law enforcement components that have the option to purchase duty handguns through the contract.

CBP’s Law Enforcement Safety and Compliance Directorate led the extensive solicitation process to replace CBP’s current duty handgun.
“This contract provides CBP law enforcement personnel the latest in handgun technology and represents our commitment to providing the highest quality use-of-force tools and equipment to our law enforcement personnel who defend America’s frontline every day,” said Deputy Commissioner Robert E. Perez.

The solicitation process included independent performance testing by the National Institute of Justice laboratories, direct input from over 16,000 CBP law enforcement personnel and extensive field evaluations.

With the award of this contract, CBP intends to transition all law enforcement personnel from the current .40 pistol to a 9mm pistol by the end of Fiscal Year 2021.

As a component of CBP Operations Support, LESC’s mission is to optimize the safety and readiness, accountability, and operational performance of CBP law enforcement personnel by articulating use of force policy, establishing appropriate controls and standards and supplying the highest quality education and training, weapons and other tactical equipment.

Arnold Defense Announces the First Order for FLETCHER Laser Guided Rocket Launcher

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Arnold Defense, the St Louis based manufacturer of 2.75-inch rocket launchers, is pleased to announce receipt of the first order for their unique FLETCHER Land Based, Laser Guided Rocket Launcher. The FLETCHER 2.75-inch/70mm weapon system was first unveiled just 18 months ago at DSEi in London. Since the launch, FLETCHER has been showcased at a number of international exhibitions, generating exceptional levels of interest whilst Arnold Defense have continued with an ongoing development and investment program to broaden and prove the system’s already revolutionary capability.

With FLETCHER, Arnold Defense has made a bold departure from the traditional concept of use for 2.75-inch rocket systems; that of an area suppression weapon delivered by aviation assets.  Arnold’s evolution has FLETCHER using advanced rocket-guidance technology to utilize ground-based launch platforms, meeting the demands of modern, vehicle-mounted and dismounted asymmetric warfare.

FLETCHER’s unique design allows for ease of operation, maintenance and sustainment.  It employs an existing suite of guidance modules, rockets and warheads, already used in well-known programs and readily available to global forces.  FLETCHER is supported by a team of global defense industry companies, collaborating under Arnold Defense’s leadership to combine their complimentary expertise.  

The first customer for the FLETCHER system, who cannot yet be disclosed, has committed to purchasing FLETCHER due to the system’s ability to accurately engage targets at a range of over 5km, with a 100% hit rate in recent test-firings.   This first order is for an initial batch of launchers, with a larger order expected to follow once successful user trials and demonstrations have been completed.

Mike Brown, Vice President and COO of Arnold Defense said, “Given that the FLETCHER concept was unveiled to the public only 18 months ago, Arnold Defense is delighted to have signed what we anticipate to be the first of many contracts for the supremely capable FLETCHER surface-based rocket launcher.” He added, “FLETCHER has generated huge interest globally with its unique capability to deliver organic, long-range precision firepower to even the smallest tactical element. It is great to see serious international interest now developing into firm orders.” or