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SHOT Show 17 – S&W Performance Center Shield 45

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017


S&W revealed the new Performance Center Shield 45 at this year’s SHOT. The PC 45 Shield shares the same rough grip texture as the standard model, and features factory ported barrel and slide, and high visibility sights like the earlier 9 and 40 shield PC models. The PC 45 Shield is being offered both with and without a thumb safety.


The 45 Shield PC is also being offered with tritium night sights in lieu of the high visibility contrast sights. Both models come with 1 extended 7-round magazine, and one flush fit 6-round magazine.

SHOT Show 17 – Colt Ammunition

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017


Colt partnered with noted ammunition manufacturer DoubleTap Ammunition to produce a range of branded ammo in both defensive and match-grade loads. The Defensive line consists of standard carry pistol calibers, such as .38 SPL, 9mm, and .45 ACP, with jacketed hollow point bullets. A 62 gr. 223 Rem cartridge is also offered under this line, featuring a bonded defense bullet.


The National Match line consists of various pistol calibers, 9mm; .45 ACP; 10mm, as well as 223 Rem and .308 Win for rifles, manufactured to match grade specification for accurate performance on the range, oriented towards competition use.

SHOT Show 17 – SKELI X11

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017


Upon first glance, the SKELI X11 bears at least a passing resemblance to the earliest iterations of the Magpul Masada, and with its ambidextrous controls, gas piston operation, folding stock, and quick-change barrel system, it meets many of the design notes of the Masada as well. The X11 is a short stroke piston rifle weighing in at 6.8 lbs. unloaded, and features an aluminum frame, M-LOK forend, polymer grip, monolithic 1913 rail, and a 16″ 41V50 barrel with a 1:7 twist rate. Proposed quick-change barrel options include the standard 5.56, as well as .300 BLK, 6.8 SPC, and 6.5 Grendel. As a bonus, the X11 is designed to accept AR-15 trigger packs, giving purchasers a wide range of established trigger options if they pick one of these up.


As is implied in the image above, the X11 is compatible with STANAG magazines, and will ship with Lancer polymer mags.

SHOT Show 17 – Meprolight MOR

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017


The Mepro MOR is a multi-purpose reflex optic with integrated laser sight. LIke the M21, the MOR does feature a passive reflex system, which can be bolstered with a bright LED dot for use in low-light conditions.


The integrated laser sight is activated via a linked pressure switch, and provides users with either a red or green beam (separate models) to improve visual target indication.


The MOR can also be purchased with an IR laser, for laser use in a covert environment.

SHOT Show 17 – Tektite Industries Mag-Pump

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

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Tektite’s Mag-Pump is a magazine loader for STANAG M4/AR-15 magazines, capable of loading both .223/5.56 and .300 BLK rounds. The hopper holds up to 60 rounds at a time, and the internal mechanism of the loader auto orients the rounds as they’re loaded so they go correctly into the magazine. Additionally, the Mag-Pump is quick to take down, and easily fits into a .50 cal ammo can for storage and transport.


Unfortunately, the clear polymer model seen above exists purely for demonstration purposes, and isn’t for sale.

SHOT Show 17 – Vortex Optics Razor AMG UH-1

Monday, January 23rd, 2017


The Razor AMG UH-1 is a new Holographic Weapon Sight, utilizing Vortex’s Fusion Hologram with Quantum Well Light Control technology, which Vortex claims makes it “…the first holographic sight to meld the durability and energy efficiency of a red dot with the impressive sight picture, zero-distortion, and reticle pattern of a holographic sight”. Featuring a shockproof body with ArmorTek coating, the Razor is submersible up to 10m/33ft for 5 minutes, is powered by a single CR123A battery, and has 15 individual brightness settings. Additionally, the Razor has a 14-hour auto shut-off feature, which can be turned off by the end user, and a integrated Picatinny rail mount.


If you’re wondering what reticle the Razor uses, here’s a subtension detail diagram from Vortex:


SHOT Show 17 – CMMG Tac Snac

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017


From the same company that brought us ‘Tactical Bacon’, comes the Tac Snac. The Tac Snac is high in protein, low in fat, and made of beef and pork. According to CMMG, the Tac Snac is “Perfect for camping, hunting, zombie standoffs, and end of the world scenarios”.


Aside from Original flavor, which is pretty tasty, CMMG is also offering the Tac Snac in Habanero, Peppered, and Bacon.

SHOT Show 17 – SIX12 Wood Stock Kit

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017


It’s a bit jarring given how ‘futuristic’ the SIX12 appears, but it also looks pretty slick. It’s also an officially offered accessory kit and not just a concept.

SHOT Show 17 – S&W Performance Center M&P-10 6.5 Creedmoor

Saturday, January 21st, 2017


6.5 Creedmoor is an increasingly popular hunting and target cartridge, out-performing the established .308 Winchester, while being able to utilize the same action, bolt, and magazine as the .308, with only a barrel change. As a result, there’s been plenty of bolt-actions and semi-automatic rifles being released with 6.5 Creedmoor chambering, and S&W has followed suit with the introduction of a 6.5 Creedmoor Performance Center variant of their M&P-10 rifle.

Like other M&P-10 variants, the 6.5 M&P-10 features an ambidextrous lower receiver with two-stage match trigger, along with a Magpul MOE+ grip and MOE Rifle stock. The 20″ barrel, made of carbon steel, features a 1:8 RH twist with 5R rifling, and the aluminum handguard is free-floating with a top 1913 rail and M-LOK slots at the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions.

SHOT Show 17 – IWI Galil ACE Now Available In 5.56 Chambering

Saturday, January 21st, 2017


This year, IWI has started to receive the 5.56 chambered variants of the AK-derived Galil ACE rifle, which will be offered in various configurations, including carbine, SBR, and pistol. While nothing massive has changed with the gun with this new caliber option, the 5.56 ACEs do have lightening cuts on the receiver, and a true bolt hold open mechanism, which is pretty nice.


Oh, and they accept STANAG magazines, so your existing pile of PMAGs and GI mags will be good to go with this one.