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OpsCore Introduces Modular Bungee Shroud ANVIS Mounting Plate

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

At SHOT Show Gentex exhibited their new Ops-Core Modular Bungee Shroud ANVIS Mounting Plate for those of you using goggles with ANVIS mounts.

Drake Associates – ATHENA Precision Chassis Rifle

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

On that flew under the radar at SHOT Show is the ATHENA Precision Chassis Rifle by Drake Associates.

Currently offered in a 5.56 platform and coming soon to 7.62, the ATHENA is monolithic design with the lower receiver and handguard machined from a single piece of aluminum, leaving a freefloated, 18″ Satern Button Drake Heavy Profile Contour Barrel (16″ and 20″ also available). However, there is a top section of the handguard incorporating Picatinny rail which can be removed. The 6 O’clock position also features partial Pic rail for a bipod.

This results in average accuracy of .6 – .7 MOA at 100 yds, with the best group at .366 MOA, using 77 gr Federal OTM ammunition. Now get this, it’s at a muzzle velocity of 2,737 fps.

ePIG’s SHOT Show Experience Was ePIC

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Not since Falco have we seen such an awesome display of Teutonic Hip Hop skills. It’s great to see that someone had fun at SHOT Show.

SHOT Show 20 – Helikon-Tex Covert M-65

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Helikon-Tex transitioned from a strictly surplus business to making their own clothing when the demand for the M-65 Field Jacket outpaced their access to surplus versions.

At SHOT Show 20, they showed a prototype of a new version called the Covert M-65 which will hit the market this summer. Made of DuraCanvas, it features a more modern look, including shoulder caps to deal with packstrap wear, new pocket flaps, a breakaway zipper, and several new pockets including 30 round magazine pockets at the rear and internal hidden pockets.

Look for it in OD, Coyote and Black this summer.

SHOT Show 20 – The Iron Horse by Blackwater

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Blackwater Ammunition showed up on the scene a few years ago and since then has been making a mad dash toward ammo and weapon development with some side work on body armor and load carriage. It’s all very much in line with work done by owner Erik Prince during Blackwater’s heyday in the early aughts, so really no surprise. Some of you may remember the signature BW Guns and Blackwater Gear, designed by Caleb Crye.

They had a lot on display at SHOT Show, but The Iron Horse stuck out as something completely different. You might notice that this carbine doesn’t have a traditional trigger or guard.

That’s because the trigger is a thumb activated lever above the rear of the pistol grip. The concept was originally developed for wounded veterans who had lost fingers. Turns out, the thumb is stronger than the index finger and there’s less weapon movement (at least side-to-side) with the depressing of a horizontal lever than a vertical one.

The Iron Horse will accept standard AR uppers and they plan to offer 7075 aluminum lowers for those who want to build their own.

SHOT Show 20 – FTC Magnifier Mount from Unity Tactical

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Unity Tactical’s FTC Magnifier Mounts are genius. The mount stores the magnifier when not needed within the footprint of the weapon, no more stuff hanging off to the side, and it doesn’t occlude the Red Dot Sight when stowed. When employed the sight’s centerline is 2.26″ above the rail.


SHOT Show 20 – Noctis Technologies Lightweight BNVD

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

During last year’s SOFIC we showed you the Pathfinder Fused Thermal/Color NVIS Viewer. Now, Noctis has introduced a Lightweight Binocular Night Vision Device.

They incorporate optics optimized for MX-11769 intensifiers in green or white phosphor. The lightweight design can be powered internally or via an external battery case. Either side can be rotated up out of the way and will lay close to the head when stowed.

Coming soon from noctistech.com.

SHOT Show 20 – Viktos Contractor MC Pants

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

The Contractor MC Pant is based on Viktos‘ Contractor AF Pant and feature zippered, low profile cargo pockets. Offered in MultiCam and MultiCam Black NYCO, sizing is 28-46 in 30, 32 and 34″ Lengths.