Posts Tagged ‘SHOT Show’

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.

SHOT Show 17 – Canik TP9SF Elite

Saturday, January 21st, 2017


The Canik TP9 series consists of a family of Turkish-made semi-auto handguns known for their surprisingly good quality relative to their price point. Given their popularity, it was only a matter of time until Canik released a compact model, which they did in the TP9SF Elite. Compact in this case means ‘roughly-equivalent-in-size-to-a-Glock-19’, which given the 15+1 capacity is an apt description. The slide features a Tungsten Grey Cerakote, with industry standard dovetail sight cuts, although the TP9SF Elite does comes standard with Warren Tactical sights with a red or green fiber optic front post. The mag catch is reversible for southpaws; the barrel is stated to be match grade; loaded chamber and striker status indicators are included; and the trigger feels better than a stock Glock trigger.

Like its larger siblings, the TP9SF Elite comes in a hard case, complete with two magazines, replaceable grip strap/palmswell, mag loader, holster, and cleaning rod.

SHOT Show 17 – SERBU Firearms GB-22

Saturday, January 21st, 2017


This is the SERBU GB-22, a single shot, open bolt .22 pistol designed to be extremely simple to build, even with basic handtools, as necessity or availability of materials and tools dictates. Because it’s so basic, it also lends itself to as much modification as the builder deems appropriate. For example, the GB-22 doesn’t have sights as part of its standard design, but a creative sort can include irons in the design, or as is the case in the model above, create a mounting platform for an electro-optic. In case you were wondering, the ‘GB’ in GB-22 stands for ‘Gun Buyback’, as creator Mark Serbu has pretty much stated that because of the simple design the GB-22 can be built up quick and cheap and used to game a gun buyback program.


The plans are available right now on SERBU’s site for a paltry $12 (link here). If you feel you’re not mechanically-inclined enough to take advantage of the plans, then you’ll have to wait until SERBU receives BAFTE approval for a built kit.

SHOT Show 17 – Trijicon

Friday, January 20th, 2017

MRO Patrol


So, how did Trijicon update the MRO with the new Patrol model? The major change for the Patrol is Trijicon added internal threading to the housing around the objective lens which allows users to mount a kill flash/Anti-Reflection Device and/or Objective Cover to the MRO, and they included an ocular lens cover. Trijicon also now offers a co-witness mount with a one-handed quick detach for the MRO.




The Machine Gun Reflex sight is designed for medium and heavy machine guns, providing a wide 3″ x 2″ view window and 3 MOA/35 MOA reticle to increase probability of first-round hits. The MRGRS is made of 7075-T6 aluminum, is waterproof to 2m, and is powered by a single CR123A battery which can provide over 1000 hours of continuous use on setting 6 of 7 at 70F. The MGRS also has a 3x companion magnifier called, appropriately enough, the MGRS MAG, which interfaces directly onto the MGRS body.


HD XR Night Sights


Designed for a variety of contemporary pistol models, the HD XR Night Sights consist of a “U” notch rear with tritium lamps, and a front post with yellow or orange outline and tritium lamp. The front post on the HD XR sights is slimmer than the standard HD sights, promoting a larger field of view for improved target identification and engagement at longer distances. The steep hooked front surface of the rear notch is optimized for one-handed slide manipulation.


SHOT Show 17 – Benchmade Knives

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Ti Bali-Song


The Bali-Song AKA the butterfly knife is a pretty iconic design, and Benchmade put their own spin on it with the Ti Bali-Song, manufacturing the handle out of sandblasted billet titanium and integrating a squeeze-activated magnetic latch. The blade, made of CPM-S30V steel, is shaped into the somewhat unique Wharncliffe style, unusual for a Bali-Song knife. Comes with a grey sheath.

BLK Rescue Hook


The BLK Rescue Hook was originally designed for corrections officers, and is made of 440C stainless steel. The enlarged hook gap allows the tool to cut rope up to 1″ thick. Comes with an ambidextrous sheath with removable retention strap.

Infidel 10-Year Anniversary


This variant of the Infidel commemorates 10 years of Benchmade’s flagship auto knife. The handle is made of 6061-T6 billet aluminum with a silver bright dip, while the blade is made of CPM-S30V stainless steel in a double-edge dagger style. The Infidel 10-Year also comes with an Infidel challenge coin.



The Phaeton is a new spine-fire OTF knife designed as a semi-tactical EDC knife. The handle is made of 6061-T6 billet aluminum which is 4600 anodized in either Black or Flat Dark Earth. The drop-point style blade is made of CPM-S30V stainless steel, and the Phaeton also comes with a reversible deep-carry pocket clip.

SHOT Show 17 – Gemtech Lunar -45

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

The Lunar-45 from Gemtech is a full-auto rated modular suppressor billed as “…the lightest and quietest modular 45 caliber silencer available that is able to be completely taken apart and cleaned.” Crafted from 7075 aluminum and titanium, the Lunar-45 can be configured into a 8.5″ long or 6.9″ short profile, and a variety of available mounting options will allow the Lunar-45 to be utilized with a multitude of weapons and calibers. The Lunar-45 features a high temperature black Cerakote finish, and comes with a .578-28 mount.

Gemtech tested the Lunar-45 mounted on a Dan Wesson Discretion 1911 using 230gr FMJ, and found when ran dry it produced a sound report of 129dB in the long configuration and 136dB in the short configuration. Solid numbers, and if real world results mimic performance found during testing, Genentech will have an excellent new product in their suppressor line.