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The ALG Defense 6-Second Mount was designed when a counter-terrorism unit approached ALG with a strict set of criteria. When entering a linear environment, such as an airplane or bus, the team’s primary weapon was their pistol and they were looking for a fast sighting method that was rugged and robust. Red dot scopes mounted directly to their pistol slides were showing a high failure rate, due to extreme acceleration or deceleration of the slide. The balance of the pistols was thrown off from the rearward scope mounting position, and the slides were weakened from machining a pocket for the scopes into the top of the slide.
The name, 6-Second Mount, comes from a description used by one of the operators: “The fight lasts 6 seconds… Either they’re dead or you’re dead, and aggression saves the day.”
Mounting an optic to your weapon decreases engagement time, allowing for faster and more accurate hits on target. By separating the sight from the reciprocating slide it allows the pistol to function properly without the added mass of the optic sight, producing a favorable weight distribution.
The ALG 6-Second Mount in machined from 6061-T6 aluminum and designed to fit Gen 3 Glock 17, 22, 24, 31, 34 and 35.
ALG Defense’s new Sidewinder muzzle brake is machined from 17-4 Stainless Steel and fits ½”-28 threaded 5.56mm barrels. The vents are angled upward at 3 and 9 o’clock deflecting gas to the sides, away from the ground, reducing dust and debris when firing from the prone position. The vents are larger on top than on the bottom which minimize the muzzle rise of the ALG Sidewinder. The unique design reduces muzzle rise and recoil, allowing the shooter to quickly get back on target for rapid follow up shots. The ALG Sidewinder includes a peel washer for proper timing and concentricity during installation. Available in both Bright Polish or Black Nitride finish.
MSRP: Nitride: $75
Bright Polish: $85
ALG Defense is a woman owned company that was founded by Amy Lynn Geissele in 2012. Although it shares manufacturing space with Geissele Automatics, ALG Defense has a line of products all its own.
For example, this AK trigger will debut at SHOT Show.
ALG Defense has introduced a Forged Sling Swivel with QD. It will hold 850 lbs and is forged from 7075 T6 aluminum.
In addition to the Ergonomic Modular Rail being unveiled at SHOT Show, ALG Defense will also be releasing a great accessory for it, the new Forged Sling Swivel (FSS). The FSS weighs in at roughly 0.5 ounces and is about half the weight of similar steel QD sling swivel assemblies. It is forged from 7075 T6 aluminum, which is the same aluminum and manufacturing process used to make mil-spec upper and lower receivers. This process allows the FSS to be very strong and can withstand pull forces of up to 800lbs. The body of the FSS is type 3 hardcoated for a durable finish, while the button is Black Nitride processed. Initially black will be the only color option with gray soon to follow. The FSS will retail at 32$!
Also debuting at SHOT is the Single Chamber Brake (SCB) which is a 5.56mm brake that is machined from 4140 chrome moly steel and is Black Nitride processed for wear and corrosion resistance. Most importantly the SCB will be retailing at $35!
AGL Defense will be introducing the Ergonomic Modular Rail (EMR) system at SHOT Show 2014. The EMR was developed as a lightweight, ergonomic, and modular option for all mil-spec AR-15 rifles.
The EMR forgoes M1913 rails and instead utilizes easy to install accessory rails that are 3D machined to fit the contour of the EMR. These rails can be secured at both the 45 and 90 degree quadrants, making them ideal for users that need to mount their sights, lights, or lasers at an offset angle. The rails are secured to the EMR via steel slide nuts that can be replaced if lost or damaged by cross threading. The EMR also features integrated quick disconnect (QD) swivel attachment points, further reducing the overall weight of the system.
The EMR is machined from aircraft grade aluminum. It is mounted to the upper receiver via a 2.25″ barrel nut also machined from aircraft grade aluminum and hard coat anodized for a durable surface. The EMR also includes a proprietary ALG EMR barrel nut wrench. The rail secures to the barrel nut via 6 mounting bolts which also allow for easy removal and reattachment.
The EMR will be available in 10″, 12″, and 13″ lengths. It will be initially introduced with Black anodizing, however Grey will also be an option.
Update: We received this info from ALG Defense. Because the EMR was designed to be a lightweight system, there are currently no plans to make available a continuous top rail. The Geissele SMR MK series of rails would be the best option for individuals that would like to add a DBAL, laser, or top mounted lights.
10” 6.56oz (by itself)
12” 7.84oz (by itself)
Barrel nut + Screws: 2.4oz
ACCY rail weight is .81oz. (including screws and slide nuts) each
Built on a Bravo Company lower and upper, the 5.56mm carbine relies on BCM’s 14.5″ Government Profile Barrel (and mid-length gas system) with a permanent mounting of the brand new BCMGUNFIGHTER Compensator making it a 16″ Civilian Legal Barrel. This is paired with the excellent Geissele Super Modular Rail mounted with a BCM Diopter Front Folding Battle Sight and Rear Folding Battle Sight.
HSP also specified the ALG Defense ACT Trigger which gives you a Geissele quality trigger in a US GI package as well as the newly debuted B5 Systems SOPMOD Bravo Stock mounted to a Bravo Company receiver extension. The Jack also includes a BCM GUNFIGHTER Charging Handle and Mod I Pistol Grip. Weighing in at 6 lbs 11 oz (with light, mount and irons), The Jack incorporates the Inforce WML-HSP (Momentary Only White Light Black Body) mounted to a Haley Strategic Thorntail Offset Light Mount built by Impact Weapons Components right out of the box. All of this topped off with a custom Disruptive Grey tone Cerakote finish by Joint Force Enterprises. This gun is ready to go as soon as you pick it up from the FFL. The only thing you will want to do to upgrade The Jack is to add an optic of your choice.
For more info about the component technologies checkout this document.
I am continually impressed at the quality of BCM guns and the number of products that are debuting on The Jack is a testament to the hard work that Haley Strategic Partners put into working with their industry affiliates to make this a reality.
ALG Defense is a relatively new company started by Amy Geissele. They take unfinished 8620 alloy castings of standard issue M4 triggers as used by Colt and give them the Geissele magic. In addition to new pins and springs, they finish the triggers. They don’t change the overall geometry of the trigger but rather polish the sear surfaces smooth and HardLube the trigger components. HardLubing is how ALG refers to their electroless Nickel plating. They use an integral modifier to the base nickel plate. Either Boron or Teflon is used to enhance surface hardness, wear resistance and corrosion resistance and also create favorable tribological properties of the trigger components.
Currently, ALG Defense offers two models. The ALG Combat Trigger (ACT) seen below and the Quality Mil-Spec (QMS) Trigger.
Pull weight is above the US Military minimum pull weight of 5.5 lbs but does not reach near the upper limit of 9.5 lbs. Generally the pull is around 6 lbs. Installation is as a standard trigger and parts may be interchanged between triggers as there are no matched sets. In fact, your trigger is going to look like a standard trigger but under the hood, it’s a Geissele.