Archive for January, 2018

Atlas Gunworks Releases a Complete Line of Magwells

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

North Ferrisburgh, VT – Atlas Gunworks has released an entirely new line of performance magwells. Designed for fast and consistent reloads, five styles are currently available to fit PT EVO or standard double stack grips and come in bead blasted satin silver or black nitride.


AGW Aluminum

AGW Stainless Steel

AGW Large Hands Aluminum

AGW Large Hands Stainless Steel

AGW Tactical Aluminum

Atlas Stainless Steel magwells provide added weight to soften recoil and shoot smoothly. Large Hands models feature a milled-out step design to comfortably fit large to extra-large hands. Aluminum models feature the same large opening for fast reloads without the added weight of steel.

Atlas Gunworks magwells will come standard on all AGW pistols and are available individually starting at $89 at

SHOT Show 18 – Hill People Gear’s Aston House Back Country

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

It’s always a joy to visit the crew from Hill People Gear. They’ve always got something cooking but I wanted to take this opportunity to show a pack that’s been out for awhile and I had missed.

The Aston House BC is based on the Aston House pack, but with less built in organization and a heavier duty chassis. Interestingly, the pack’s named after Station 12, a secret facility of the British Special Operations Executive during World War Two.

It’s a great option for those seeking a mid-size panel loader with a stable frame for back country use. In addition to the frame sheet, it has two aluminum stays rather than the single stay of the standard Aston House. As you can see, the ability to organize is there, thanks to the Aston Panel, which is PALS compatible and consists of hypalon / Velcro loop laminate.


? single panel loading main compartment

? rear of main compartment is fully lined with PALS cut velcro loop (First Spear 6/12)

? main compartment can also has quick access top and bottom zippers located near the suspension side

? panel opening has an open top mesh compartment on the inside

? outside front of the pack has a zippered slot pocket

? sizable dual wand pockets

? suspension is belt capable (belt not included) and has dual full height 7000 series aluminum stays as well as hdpe framesheet

? new Aston Panel is a hypalon / velcro loop laminate cut with PALS. It will support pals pouches on the outside or inside, and it will support velcro pouches on the inside

Propper Gets You Organized for FREE

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

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SHOT Show 18 – SMAW Mod 2 by ADS

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

The ADS booth contained numerous technologies, including the Mark 153, Shoulder-launched, Multi-purpose Assault Weapon Mod 2.

Weighing in at 16 pounds, the system consisted of the MK153 Mod 0 rocket launcher, MK3 high explosive, dual purpose (HEDP) encased rocket, MK4 practice rocket and the MF 217, 9mm spotting cartridge. Additionally, there are High Explosive Anti-Armor (HEAA) and Follow-Through Grenade (FTG) warheads. The 80s-era 9mm spotting rifle has been replaced with a Modular Ballistic Sight (MBS).

SMAW Mod 2 is manufactured in Lynchburg, VA by Wegmann, USA. The MBS electronics are by L-3. ADS is the System Integrator.

SHOT Show 18 – Austrialpin

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Austrialpin has several new buckles.

There’s the new COBRA frame with quick release thumb tab as well as a selection of premium quality aluminum 7075 D rings, O rings, and triglides.

Additionally, they showed us AB investment casted, Stainless Steel COBRA buckle with integrated Dring. Designed and developed for the Fire Protection (SCBA) and Offshore industries it is a UL certified and fully NFPA / CSA / ANSI compliant.

SHOT Show 18 – Really Right Stuff

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

This is the AIAX/AX AICS ACCURACY INTERNATIONAL Auxiliary Plate from Really Right Stuff. It’s fully compatible with any Arca-Swiss style quick-release system.


– CNC machined 6061-T6 Aluminum Anodized; Type-3 Black
– (1) 1/4″-20 threaded accessory mounting socket
– (1) Flush Mount Quick Disconnect mounting socket
– (3) Accuracy International KeySlot mounting points


SHOT Show 18 – Murdock Webbing

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Murdock Webbing displayed their jacquard weave bungee webbing (above) and variable width weave webbing (below) which is great for slings.

Both products are made to order by

High Angle Solutions – Optimus Polaris Optifuel

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

We raised the standards so high with this versatile, award-winning stove that the Man in the Moon wants one. He can’t, but you’ll rejoice in this multitalented stove that takes nearly any fuel* you want to give it to make sure you have a warm meal … anytime, anywhere, any weather. You get superior, reliable, one-jet cooking performance with no fiddling to change nozzles or attachments. When using LP Gas canisters, just flip between 4 Season Mode in cold temps and the Efficiency Mode for other use. Need a little stove scrub? Shazam! With the integrated magnetic cleaning needle, you can do that too, even while cooking. Plus, get end-of-day yum in the tum quickly with the patented quick-priming burner.

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