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Need a Little Hodge in Your Life to Boost Morale?

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Limited Edition Hodge Defense 12.5” AU-MOD2 Rifle Velcro Backed PVC Patch.

This patch features:
– 10.75” Hodge Defense Systems Wedge Lock Rail
– Hodge Defense Systems Dogbone Optic Mount
– Accessories from Magpul Industries Corp. and B.E. Meyers

This patch has a total length of 4.5” and is approximately 1.75” tall.

Available Friday June 23, at 8PM Central, only at: www.acousticattenuationgroup.com

Hodge Defense Systems Handguards and Upper Receivers Available Now From O P Tactical

Friday, March 17th, 2017

I often hear that Hodge parts are as rare as rocking horse dung, so when I find out Wedge Lock Rails and Upper Receivers are in stock somewhere I figure I’d better warn you.

Made from 7075-T6 Aluminum, these genuine Hodge Defense components are ultra strong, and allow the rails to be extremely slim. Combined with the included Titanium barrel nut and you have one of the strongest, thinnest, and lightest systems on the market. SLR GB-7 Pin Micro Gas Blocks designed to work with the rail system are also in stock.

www.optactical.com

Hodge 12.5″ Uppers?

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

He never ceases to surprise me.  I just saw Hodge last weekend and he never mentioned it.  

SHOT Show 17 – FN 16 Tactical II Pro Series

Monday, January 30th, 2017

I was told by a little bird to stop by the FN America booth and take a look at the select fire ARs. Sure enough, my trip was rewarded with the FN 16 Tactical II Pro.  This one had an 11.5″ barrel but as I understand it, there will be 10.3″, 11.5″, 12.5″, 14.5″, 14.5″ pinned, 16″ and 18″ hammer forged barrels featuring a 1/7 twist and the Hodge barrel profile. Oh yeah, did I mention that the Pro was developed in conjunction with Hodge Defense Systems?

FN has incorporated the SureFire WarComp.  

You’ll notice the Hodge MLok handguard with FN badging, Magpul grip and stock along with oversized Bolt Catch.  

The thing about the Pro series carbines is that they are being offered as COTS options for government customers, but I’m hoping to see them offered commercially soon, as well.

fnamerica.com

– Eric Graves
SSD Editor

You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Looks like someone was VERY good this year.

This unicorn sighting came to us from Jon at O P Tactical, a guy who gets it.

FN’s Series Of Modern Sporting Rifles Re-engineered For Enhanced Performance

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

(McLean, Va. – Dec. 05, 2016) FN America, LLC announces the release of the next evolution of modern sporting rifles bearing the FN 15TM name and featuring the newly-designed FN handguard with M-LOK technology. The FN 15 Series will take on a streamlined, family approach and will feature updated models like the FN 15 DMR II and Tactical Carbine II in both 5.56x45mm and .300 AAC Blackout.


“The updates made to the FN 15 series focus heavily on the handguard,” said John Keppeler, senior vice president of commercial and law enforcement sales. “We evaluated handguard options on the market and decided that the next evolution of this line would need to outperform our customers’ expectations in terms of fit and finish as well as accuracy. We are confident that these new rifles will do just that.”

The FN handguard, constructed of 6061 aluminum, precisely locks to the upper receiver, over top of the barrel and barrel nut, using wedge locks tightened clockwise and anti-rotation pin preventing movement between rail and receiver. Finishing off the installation are two screws to bottom out in the barrel nut groove. Combined, the handguard’s alignment mechanism provides extreme rigidity and less deflection, ensuring that all mounted accessories will remain affixed without any shift in zero, despite pressures that may be applied during firing.

The new rifles and carbines will begin shipping to FN distributors this month and are expected to be available at retail at the end of the year. Manufacturer’s suggested retail values are as follows – FN 15 DMR II, $1,999; FN 15 Tactical Carbine II, $1,599; FN 15 Tactical Carbine .300 BLK II, $1,599.

For more information and full product specifications on the new FN 15 carbines and rifles, or other FN products, please visit us online at www.fnamerica.com.

Although this press release diesn’t mention it, this sounds a lot like the carbine they’ve working on with Hodge Defense Systems. It would be great to see a production version.

That’s A Cool Patch

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Hopefully, I won’t have to wait as long for one of these bad boys as I’ve had to for a Mod 2.

HDSI Does It Again

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015