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SSD Saturday Night At The Movies – ‘Threads’

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

‘Threads’ will scare the bejeezus out of you. Aired on the BBC in 1984, it is far more bleak than America’s ‘The Day After’. We see none of the military perspective, but rather experience nuclear war through the eyes of its victims.  I never saw it as a kid but have watched it several times as an adult as I am fascinated by all things Cold War.

Threads from Peski TV on Vimeo.

TangoDown – GSR-03 Slide Racker

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

TangoDown has developed a Slide Racker to accommodate larger frame 9mm and .40 double stack Glock models.

The GSR-03 provides small serrated wings at the slide’s end, to guarantee a positive cycling of ammunition into the weapon. Even if you’re down to one hand, cycling the slide against your belt, holster or heel is quick and positive. Those with small hands or struggling with arthritis, will benefit from this upgrade. The GSR-03 is big enough to offer advantage, yet small enough to be unnoticeable in concealed carry holsters.


Visit TangoDown.com for more information on the GSR-03.

VZ Grips – New Palm Swell Grips

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

VZ Grips has announced a new line of “Palm Swell” grips. As the product name would imply, the “Palm Swell” grips offer increased grip surface area for shooters with larger hands who need more grip volume. The full release can be read below:

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August 23rd, 2016: VZ Grips the original innovator (and authority) of custom gun grips is proud to announce its newest artistically crafted product; The VZ “Palm Swell” grips. The “Palm Swell” grip panels are a new product line extension offered for the same grips that you have come to trust.

The new panels will accommodate a shooter with a larger hand, and need for more volume on their grip. The “Palm Swell” grips are designed to offer the hand more surface area, this will allow the shooter to achieve a stronger grip.

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“One thing that we will never do is overlook the consumer.”, “Every time we design a new product, it is with the shooters needs in mind.” -John VanZyck (VZ Grips President/ Owner).

The new “Palm Swell” grips are currently available for the CZ 75, and Browning Hi-Power pistol platforms. The future options will include the 1911, and Beretta designs. MSRP for the new “Palm Swell” grips will be $79.00.

Learn more at: www.VZGrips.com

XTECH Tactical Introduces 5rd Magazine Extender and Complete 20rd Magazine for HK VP9

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Good news for those of you with H&K VP9s who feel the standard 15-round magazine doesn’t carry quite enough rounds for your liking: XTECH Tactical has announced both 5-round extension magazine plate for the VP9. Additionally, XTECH will also be offering their own 15 and 20-round complete magazines for the same pistol. The full release can be read below:

Mesa, AZ, August 23, 2016 – XTECH Tactical, manufacturer of the Advanced Tactical Grip is today introducing two new products for the HK VP9 pistol. First up is the new 5rd Magazine Extender for VP9 magazines. The XTECH Tactical mag extender adds an additional 5 round capacity to the VP9 magazine for a 20 round total. The mag extender is super simple to install with absolutely no tools needed.

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Jeremy Deadman, Director of Sales and Marketing for XTECH Tactical explains how they have eliminated reliability concerns that plague many other mag extenders.

“The biggest thing for function is that we have a 100% consistent ID within the extender portion AND the ID within the extender is less than the ID of the magazine. The benefit here is that it is impossible for the extender to cause a Fail to Feed which is a known issue in extenders.”

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The XTECH Tactical VP9 5rd Mag Extender is now shipping with an MSRP of $29.95 with FREE SHIPPING through the end of August. www.xtechtactical.com/mtx-vp9p30-5-magazine-extender-with-spring Not available for sale in NY, CA or MA.

Additionally, XTECH Tactical will be offering complete XTECH Tactical VP9 magazines with and without the Mag Extender. The XTECH Tactical VP9 magazine will feature a 310 Stainless Steel body vs H&K’s Spring Steel body. It will also feature an extra round indicator hole to show the 20th round as shown in the photo below.

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The XTECH Tactical 20 and 15 Round VP9 magazines will start shipping early this fall. The 20 Round magazine MSRP is $59.95 and the 15 Round magazine is $34.95. Not available for sale in NY, CA or MA.

www.xtechtactical.com

Sneak Peek – Sentinel Concepts Range Bag by Tuff Products

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

This good looking range bag is made by Tuff Products for Sentinel Concepts. Coming Soon.

SureFire Bore Rods from Geissele Automatics

Monday, August 22nd, 2016


The SureFire, LLC Bore Rods manufactured by Geissele Automatics, LLC, are intended for concentricity check prior to firing suppressed on a new platform. That can be a pretty expensive issue if everything isn’t lined up properly. This video explains how to use them and why you should. 

Offered in 5.56, 6.5, 6.8, 7.62 and .338 versions.

www.surefire.com/sf-bore-alignment-rod

H&K Announces FDE And Tactical VP Models

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Columbus, Georgia – Two new models of Heckler & Koch’s VP striker fired pistol have been added to the company line-up this summer. New Flat Dark Earth (FDE) colored frame variants and threaded barrel “Tactical models” join the renowned VP family of 9 mm and .40 caliber pistols.

The new VP FDE models are manufactured using special colorants added to the frame during the molding process and are available in both 9 mm (VP9) and .40 caliber (VP40). The color frame cannot fade or chip and is unaffected by chemicals, sun, and exposure to the elements. FDE models have all of the highly regarded VP features-with the addition of their colored frames. Flat Dark Earth is a tan/brown color scheme that has gained favor among many military and security units in recent years.

The VP Tactical models (available in both 9 mm and .40 S&W) are also identical to standard HK VP pistols, except for the addition of premium grade threaded barrels -only their weights and lengths differ due to the longer and slightly heavier threaded barrel.

The threaded barrels are manufactured at HK’s Oberndorf factory in southwest Germany, using the legendary Heckler & Koch cold-hammer forging process. HK cold hammer forged barrels -made from proprietary cannon grade steel -are well known for their long service life. Similar HK barrels on P30 models have fired more than 90,000 rounds in endurance tests.

“Adding color frame models and VPs with threaded barrels is our response to the many customer requests we received on this phenomenal handgun,”said Michael Holley, HK-USA Vice President for Commercial Sales and Marketing. “Look for us to continue fleshing out the VP Series with customer-driven product improvements. The VP is one of HK’s most successful handguns. Its ‘precise pull’trigger is recognized as industry-leading. VP pistols are accurate, rugged, safe, easy to fit to any shooter’s hand -and they’re fun guns to shoot.”

Both the VP FDE color frame models and the VP Tactical models are made completely in HK’s Oberndorf factory in southwest Germany using all of the company’s advanced technologies for barrel manufacturing, as well as production of the machined steel slide, polymer frame, and all internal components. HK VP pistols are competitively priced and covered by Heckler & Koch’s lifetime warranty.

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Rumor Mill – Smith & Wesson M2.0 Found In Trademark Filings

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

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If you do a search on the United States Patent and Trademark Office website for Smith & Wesson, you’ll notice a series of trademark filings from this year for something called M2.0 (featuring the above logo) for various goods and services, including gun cases, airsoft, and apparel, all with ‘Published for Opposition’ dates throughout this month. Now, you may be wondering, why is this of any interest?

With the recent reveal of the Glock 17M and the subsequent rumors of the Glock GEN 5, it should come as no surprise that other firearm companies are looking at releasing updated models to their pistol lines. It looks like this is the case with Smith & Wesson, who it seems is planning on releasing their own upgraded M&P model pistol.

A source who wishes to remain anonymous told us the new pistol line is to be dubbed M2.0. M2.0 is a response to criticisms of the original M&P series pistols, and is designed with a host of features that will allow the M&P series to better compete with stock Glocks. Our source cited changes to the design, including an improved trigger and full-length guide rails, intended to increase overall functionality, reliability, and out-the-box accuracy.

We feel it’s only fair to note that although we do trust our source this is a second-hand account, and until any official news/documentation comes out this info should be treated as speculation and rumor. That being the case, in all likelihood we’ll hear more about M2.0 as SHOT 2017 draws nearer, so stay tuned for more info as it becomes available.

www.smith-wesson.com