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ADS Inc’s Sales Team Trains With Leupold and Knight’s Armament Corp

Monday, January 5th, 2015

I recently had a rare opportunity to participate alongside members of ADS Inc’s Sales Team in new equipment training of products from Leupold Optics and Knight’s Armament Corp at Special Operations Veteran Jim Smith’s Spartan Tactical just west of Fort Worth, Texas. It was unseasonably cold and wet that week but we made the best of it, combining classroom, pistol, carbine and SR-25 range sessions as well as a little practical application during a night shoot in search of wild hogs.

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Jim has a great facility at Spartan Tactical with a variety of ranges with targets in excess of 1000m.

Classroom instruction was focused on optics, shooting theory and product info. Because the group had a variety of experience levels, hands on instruction started out with carbine basics with optics and ramped up to the point where the participants where engaging targets at 900m once we switched to the SR-25s.

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Everything we did focused on the practical application of various Leupold optics, even during the day two handgun session. The event gave me a much better appreciation of Leupold’s lineup and I know that the ADS folks I accompanied gained a lot of confidence in their use and picked up some new understanding of customer requirements. They also got to take terminology and theory and apply them first hand to successfully engaging targets.

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ADS Inc has been working with vendors for years to offer updates to enhance existing systems, new components and turnkey solutions to enhance the lethality of their customers. In fact, the new Weapons & Optics catalog is available for order where you can check them out.

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Leupold is going to release some VERY cool new products at SHOT Show (can’t show them just yet). The ADS team is well acquainted with these items and can help agencies and units with placing orders. We’ve already shown you a couple of other new products from Knight’s (Anti-Cant Device, Improved 45 Degree 200-600m Offset Rear Sight and Bipod) and those are available through ADS Inc as well.

www.ADSinc.com

KAC to Offer Rail Mounted Anti-Cant Device

Monday, December 15th, 2014

I recently had an opportunity to spend some time with Leupold and Knight’s Armament Corp during new product training for ADS Inc‘s SOCOM team at Spartan Ranch near Fort Worth, Texas. I’ve shown this photo to exhibit KAC’s new Improved 45 Degree 200-600m Offset Rear Sight. Naturally, several readers had a “Squirrel!” moment, asking for information on the cool bubble level. You asked and so shall you receive.

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There’s really not a lot to say about the KAC Rail Mounted Anti-Cant Device. It does what it’s designed to do, assist the shooter in preventing rifle cant. It’s Mil-Std 1913 compatible and mounts directly to the rail behind and below the optic, securing with a flat tip bolt.

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As you can see, they’ve eliminated any sharp edges.

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Make sure you stop by Knight’s booth at SHOT Show to get a first hand look at the Anti-Cant Device as well as their other new products.

www.knightarmco.com

KAC’s Improved 45 Degree 200-600m Offset Rear Sight

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

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During a recent range trip to West Texas’s Spartan Tactical along with Leupold and Knight’s Armament, I got a chance to see a few new items demonstrated by KAC’s Jack Luba and Kevin Boland.

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You may have already read about the new bipod, so this time I’ll mention the Improved 45 Degree 200-600m Offset Rear Sight mounted to the SR-25 above.

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Notice it is called an “Improved” model. That’s because while the actual sight itself remains unchanged, they’ve improved the base. The two main changes are that it’s now ambidextrous, and attaches with 1/8 hex rather than the screw, previously used.

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Make sure you stop by Knight’s booth at SHOT Show to get a first hand look at this sight.

www.knightarmco.com

Weapon Outfitters Has KAC T1 and H1 Aimpoint Battery Caps In Stock

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Weapon Outfitters was recently heavily restocked with KAC T1 and H1 Aimpoint battery caps. The T1/H1 Aimpoint sights are awesome and the Knight’s battery cap upgrade is excellent.

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Weapon Outfitters did a great job of detailing its advantages:

1. They allow you to store an onboard spare battery for the already impressive Aimpoint Micro
2. They are a lot stronger than the standard battery cap: an actual consideration for hard use rifles. I busted up my stock cap real good and it had to be removed by the gunsmith… the KAC unit is a lot less vulnerable to blunt forces and deformation.
3. The machined features make adjusting brightness a lot easier, especially with gloves and sweaty hands!
4. Lastly, the cost is fair for an intricately machined part and useful upgrade!

www.weaponoutfitters.com/kac-aimpoint-t1-battery-cap

Get Your KAC Tacti-Brick

Friday, September 12th, 2014

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Only $17.76!

SOFIC 2014 – KAC SR-47

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

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Originally developed in late 2001 for an Urgent Operational Requirement from Army SOf deployed to Afghanistan for an 7.62 x 39 AR-style carbine that accepts AK magazines, the Knights Armament Corp SR-47 was recently dusted off due to renewed military interest in the design.

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www.knightarmco.com

KAC-TV Presents – SCAR Submissions

Monday, March 31st, 2014

In this latest episode of KAC-TV, they cover the SOF Combat Assault Rifle as well as KAC’s two submissions for that program. The first, the SCAR SLICK or SOF Lightweight Individual Carbine Kalashnikov is not well known and integrated several interesting features including a monolithic upper receiver, modular lower receiver and a Kalashnikov-style bolt.

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In the video, Trey Knight also takes us through their more conventional submission that more closely resembles a Stoner AR-style weapon. They did this in order to capitalize on the muscle memory SOF personnel have with the ergonomics of the AR. Interestingly, both weapons offered the option of using the Stoner 63 magazine which presents a more pronounced curve that the standard AR magazine.

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The video is definitely worth a look.

This episode also has the distinction of introducing Jack Leuba as he joins KAC TV as the primary host, replacing Trey Knight.

Jack Leuba joined the United States Marine Corps in 1997 as a Rifleman, beginning his secondary military occupational specialty of Marksmanship Coach in 1999, and Combat Marksmanship Instructor in 2002. In 2005, following two combat deployments to Iraq he was assigned to Weapons Training Battalion Quantico with the task of assisting in the creation and implementation of the USMC Combat Marksmanship Program, as well as the Foreign Weapons Instructor and Trainer Courses. During his time in Quantico he became involved in competitive practical shooting to bolster and validate the concepts and techniques taught in the programs and classes under his charge. His experience and knowledge of small arms were frequently referred to by internal and external agencies for weapons testing, product development, acquisitions, training, and training curriculum development. In 2007, Jack was selected to be the USMC’s Marksmanship Liaison to the British Royal Marines. While working for the MoD, he assisted in the creation and implementation of three separate official programs of instruction, and provided individual instruction and training to numerous MoD units and agencies. Upon return from the UK he was again deployed for combat operations in Afghanistan with the USMC.

Jack has successfully completed numerous courses and military occupational specialty schools, to include: Marksmanship Coaches Course, Combat Marksmanship Instructor Course, Small Arms Weapons Instructor Course, Formal School Instructor Course, Close Quarters Battle School, Foreign Weapon Instructor Trainer Course, and the USMC High Risk Personnel Course. Personal awards include the Bronze Star with Combat “V” and the Meritorious Service Medal.

Following his departure from the DoD, Jack formed a tactics and firearms training and consulting company with another Marine Corps veteran. Jack brings his enthusiasm for imparting knowledge, technical skill, experience in the military and civilian firearms training, and expertise in the contemporary employment of small arms in a military context to KAC.

www.knightarmco.com
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Hat tip to our friends at Predator Blog. Good catch bro!

Warrior Expo – Knight’s Armament

Friday, July 12th, 2013

The Knight’s 45° Off-Set Rail Mounted Micro Folding Rear and Front Sights have been around for awhile and are a great option for those of you looking for and adjustable Off-Set Backup Sight.

Basically, they’ve taken their popular back up sights and integrated a Mil-Std 1913 45° Off-Set mount. They feature tool less adjustment and the rear sight offers a dual aperture. Adjustable from 200-600m, you can move the rear sight further forward on the rail to adjust eye relief.

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Here, you can see the sights cowitnessed with an Off-Set Aimpoint T1.

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The part number for the kit is 30079 or the sights can be purchased individually.

www.knightarmco.com

Cadex Extended Rail Mount

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Cadex showed us a 3D printed prototype of this cool Extended Rail Mount in the ADS Inc booth at AUSA. At the USASOC Sniper Comp this week at Ft Bragg, they had a machined aluminum version. It attaches to a Knights Armament Rail to give you some additional rail real estate out in front of the sight.

These are available for unit and agency purchase through ADS Inc.

Photo courtesy of our friends at Inali Media.

KAC-TV: Ambi Controls

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

In this latest episode of KAC-TV Trey Knight goes over ambidextrous controls.

www.KnightArmCo.com