Posts Tagged ‘NRAAM’

Dallas to Host 147th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits Featuring 15 Acres of Guns and Gear

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Don’t forget, the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits are just around the corner, May 3-6, 2018 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Although the NRA refers to it as a four-day event, the first day is set up day and includes meetings. This year, they plan on more than 15 acres of the most spectacular displays of firearms, and shooting and hunting accessories in the world. In addition to the exhibit floor, NRA Members will enjoy world-class entertainment, attend educational seminars and demonstrations, listen to leading pro-Second Amendment speakers, and much more.

For more information, including event tickets, visit

Taurus USA Introduced The T4SA Rifle at NRAAM

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Taurus USA introduced its new AR-style rifle at NRAAM called the T4SA. It seems an odd time to release an AR, considering the current market glut.


However, they’ve treated the weapon’s critical components with Melonite and displayed a rifle that had fired over 6,500 rounds with no lubricant.


Additionally, they are offering variants featuring Jungle Green and Sand Cerakote.


Below is their press release.


Based on the iconic M4 platform, the Taurus T4SA is a lightweight, gas-impingement 5.56 mm semi-automatic carbine that was engineered and manufactured entirely in the United States.

Features include a forged upper receiver 1913 rail that includes “T” Mark reference points for convenient mounting and reattaching of accessories. It comes standard with a lightweight, low-profile KeyMod or M-LOK aluminum handguard.

Additionally, the Taurus T4SA utilizes an M16-style bolt carrier, which reduces the recoil pulse during firing. The barrel is chambered in 5.56 NATO and fires both 5.56 and .223 Rem. ammunition. The 1:7″ twist, chromoly barrel utilizes the Melonite process on all interior and exterior surface areas, rendering it corrosion resistant and easy to clean.

The T4SA has a dual pinned Melonite low-profile gas block that replaces standard fixed front sight post gas blocks—reducing overall weight and allowing handguards to extend unimpeded past the gas block.

The forged lower receiver is equipped with a Magpul grip with internal storage and a Magpul oversized trigger guard and all fire control parts are manufactured to MIL-SPEC standards. It also includes a MIL-SPEC buffer tube, recoil spring, H2 buffer and a staked castle nut.

The T4SA also features a lightweight, six-position Magpul CTR buttstock with a no-snag triangle shape. The buttstock comes standard with right and left side Quick Disconnect (QD) attachment points as well as slots for use with standard slings and/or sling cords. It will accommodate most major sling designs and features a shock-absorbing buttstock pad to reduce felt recoil and provide a non-slip surface for positive contact between the carbine and operator.

NRAAM 2017 – Geissele’s Absolute, Lower 1/3 and 1.93 Super Precision T1 Mounts

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Here you can see the direct height comparisons for the Absolute, Lower 1/3 and 1.93 Super Precision T1 Mounts. The 1.93 will allow you get up over a PEQ.

Made from 7075 aluminum, they are available in Black or DDC (Desert Dirt Color) type 3 hard coat anodize.

NRAAM 2017 – Seekins Precision Havak

Monday, May 1st, 2017


The Havak weighs in at 7.3 lbs and features a spiral fluted 24″ barrel. It also has a helical extraction cam and comes standard with a Timney Trigger.


The custom action incorporates a four lug bolt with a 90 Deg throw and bead blasted, spiral fluted body. Interestingly, they use an M16-style extractor. stock and trigger pattern are Remington 700-style.


Speaking of stocks, the Havak comes with a hand bedded McMillan Warden stock featuring two QD points and a bipod stud.
Offered in 6.5 Creedmoor, .308, 6 Creedmoor and 6.5 PRC.

While the current model of the Havak is intended for hunting, look for a tactical version at SHOT Show 2018.

NRAAM 2017 – Geissele Maritime Bolt Catch 

Monday, May 1st, 2017

The Maritime Bolt Catch was designed to make it easier to use with wet hands or with the palm of your hand. What I really like about it is that I’ve seen many Bolt catches with enlarged upper pads, but rarely do they make the lower pad for locking the bolt to the rear, any larger.

Fits any lower reciever designed to fit Mil-Spec bolt catch. Manufactured from heat treated 8620 steel and manganese phosphate coated.

NRAAM 2017 – XAR Folding Rifle from F&D Defense

Monday, May 1st, 2017


F&D Defense’s XAR Folding Rifle is the most remarkable thing I saw at this year’s NRA Annual Meeting. I’ve seen other folding designs but the invariably feature a folding stock.


The XAR hinges just in front of the upper receiver. The barrel folds to the side.


The secret is the taper around the barrel extension which allows it to pivot right into position in the tapered upper receiver. Then, the barrel is locked into place via a latch, similar to many suitcases.


This short video shows you how it works.

F&D Defense will be releasing the XAR Invicta (5.56/AR15 platform) in summer of 2017.

NRAAM 2017 – Hazard 4

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Hazard 4 showed me their new patented, lockable buckle technology they are beginning to introduce into their line. It uses a switch to lock the belt closed which is more effective than the previous sliders they’ve used in the past. Additionally, this buckle has adjuster loops on both male and female ends so it can be used for belt applications.


NRAAM 2017 – SureFire XH15 Ultra Holster Light

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

The new MasterFire Holster from SureFire requires the use of a light designed specifically for use with the holster.  We’ve all seen the x300/400 series lights but SureFire is introducing a new polymer weapon light intended specifically for use with the MasterFire Holster.

Hitting the market by early Summer, the XH15 should come in at around $100. It features a MaxVision beam amd relies on a single CR123A bettery to offer 350 lumens for 1.25 hours.