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SOFIC – Handl Defense

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Handl Defense specializes in accessories and upgrades for the FN SCAR. They’ve expanded its capability to six calibers: .308, .260, .300 Blackout, 5.56, .7.62×39 and 5.45×39. The conversions include bolt, barrel, handguard and lower receiver. You provide your own magazines. They also offer a universal bolt carrier group which works with all of the different bolts. Additionally, the current handguard is carbon fiber, but Handl will be introducing an extruded aluminum version soon.


SOFIC – Platatac ASAD Modular Dump Pouch

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

The ASAD from Platatac is a different take on the dump pouch.

First off, it’s front mounted. Additionally, you can mount PALS pouches inside and it will accept an armor plate. There are also mesh panels at the bottom for drainage of sand as well as water.

By the way, ASAD stands for All Singing All Dancing which means it does everything.


Rampart Range Day – S&S Precision

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016


Despite being a 1960s era weapon system, the M72 LAAW remains a trusted and highly effective weapon for use against armored vehicles, buildings, and bunkers. S&S designed the LAAW Clip to securely carry a LAAW on the operator’s kit while allowing it to be rapidly accessed and deployed.

Flip Mod

New from S&S the Flip Mod is a development of their NAVBOARD allows easy access to a smartphone, compass, and an altimeter or small GPS during parachute operations.


Edgar Brothers Awarded Landmark MOD Contract to Provide L144 A1 – Cadet Small Bore Target Rifles

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Edgar Brothers has been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide over 8,000 units and spares, of the Savage .22LR bolt-action rifle. The rifle has also been issued with it’s own unique reference ‘L144 A1’. The L144 A1 rifle will be used to teach cadets the fundamentals of weapons handling, safety, and the principles of target shooting.

Edgar Brothers’ Director of Police & Military Division, Mike Newman, commented that this announcement is a landmark achievement for the Macclesfield-based distributor: “The most satisfying element of winning this programme is knowing we are playing our part in the development of the Community Cadet Forces’ target shooting skills,” he said, adding: “Over the last 12 months our team, along with Savage Arms, have worked to develop a system to fit the requirement put to industry, by UK MOD, and we are extremely proud to have been selected as the winning bidder. It is very special to become part of a long dated history of in-service Cadet weapons, and we are extremely proud that the Savage ‘Cadet Small Bore Target Rifle’ now joins this list.”

Terry McCullough, Vice President and General Manager of Savage Arms Canada, added: “We were very confident going into the evaluation that our rifles’ performance would exceed the outlined requirements. The team here at Savage Arms Canada is indeed very proud to have been selected as the winning submission.”

A limited number of the rifles will also be available to the civilian market, making them highly collectable.
For more information, visit www.edgarbrothers.com.

NRA – Barrel Blok

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Barrel Blok is a firearms safety device, designed to allow the use of standard firearms in close quarter training situations such as grappling and arrest procedures. It is inserted into the chamber and out through the barrel and completely blocks the chamber. Additionally, there is a cap for the magazine so that no rounds can be inserted.

Although the Barrel Blok comes in a long length, the plastic, flexible rod construction is intended to extend 1/2″ past the end of the barrel once fully seated in the chamber. The user clips the end of the Barrel Blok based on the firearm it is used with. This length allows it to be used with most any holster. The high visibility orange color also makes it easy to verify by instructors as well as other trainees that the barrel is blocked.  

Additionally, the device has other features that facilitate realistic training.  It is designed to engage the pistol’s extractor so the slide must be sufficiently racked and the material works as a firing pin strike face.  

They’ve also just launched a version for rifles.

The design is the same, it’s longer to accommodate the increased barrel length, although, it’s important to mention that Barrel Bloks are not one-size-fits-all. Rather, they are offered in different calibers do that you get a sealed chamber.  In the image below, the Barrel Blok is not seated completely.  


NRA – Magpul Introduces 12 Round PMAG GL9 & Hunter X-22 Stock for 10/22 Takedown Rifle

Friday, May 20th, 2016

At the 2016 NRA Show, Magpul unveiled a 12 round version of their popular PMAG GL9 for Compact GLOCK pistols. They also showed us a new Hunter X-22 Stock variant for the Ruger 10/22 Takedown Rifle.

Coming this summer from www.magpul.com

NRA – SB Tactical Receives Favorable ATF Opinion Letter On Two New Stabilizing Braces For PDW Pistols

Friday, May 20th, 2016

You probably remember SB Tactical for the so-called SIG Brace that was all the rage for AR pistols just a few years ago. Now, they have received a Favorable Opinion Letter from Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), for their latest Pistol Stabilizing Brace. This letter means that installation of the brace does not change the classification of a pistol in accordance with GCA provisions.

There are two new adjustable brace models are on display at the NRA Annual Meeting; one for the the MPX PSB and SBPDW. The MPX PSB will be showcased in SIG SAUER, Inc’s Booth #5333 and the SBPDW will be displayed by both Maxim Defense Industries Booth #3954 and LWRC International LLC Booth #5547. 


ASA Range Day – Daniel Defense 32 Round Magazine

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Although it is seeing its industry debut at the NRA Show this week, the new Daniel Defense 32 Round 5.56 Magazine will be available in stores the second week of June.