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SHOT Show 23 – Grey Ghost Announces OEM Services

Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

Grey Ghost Gear and Grey Ghost Precision have announced that they offer OEM services for both soft and hard goods.

Whether you need nylon goods are firearms and accessories, give them a shout.

SHOT Show 23 – Tippmann Ordnance .22LR Gatling Gun

Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

Known for their 9mm hand cranked Gatling Gun, Tippmann Armory is now Tippmann Ordnance and is adding a .22LR version to the lineup.

Releasing in April

Rate Of Fire – 600 Rounds Per Minute

Overall Length – 20″

Aluminium Housing

Weight – 15lbs

Barrel Length – 8.5″

50 Round Belt Length – 54 3/4

100 Round Belt Length – 109 1/2

SHOT Show 23 – Salomon FORCES

Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

Salomon FORCES displayed their new models of popular tactical footwear. I chose two for sharing.

The X Ultra MID GTX FORCES is heavily based on Salomon’s best selling consumer mid hiking boots. For tactical customers, they increased the durability of the construction on the upper and added a flexible anti-puncture plate to the mid sole.

This boot is an extension of the Speed Assault 2 and Speed Cross 6 family of lighter, faster boots that are appropriate in and out of uniform and on the job.

The Quest 4D FORCES High GTX has all the performance features of the Quest 4 GTX but in an 8” version. Salomon’s Roland Beliveau related that our Northern European NATO partners and Canadian military have been asking us for a rugged 8” boot for quite some time. He also explained that the “EN” in the name means European Norm and the boot meets ISO standards for: Anti-Static, Anti-Puncture and Anti- Slip.

SHOT Show 23 – Single Shot 40mm Launcher from Milkor USA

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

VLTOR Systems shared this video of the new single shot 40mm launcher developed by sister company MILKOR USA. During the GWOT, MILKOR provided the USMC and USSOCOM with the six shot rotary 40mm Multi-ShotGrenade Launcher, the M32A1.

SHOT Show 23 – True Velocity to Add Additional Calibers

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

Concentrating on additional military calibers, True Velocity announced during SHOT Show that they are expanding their line of polymer cased ammunition to include 5.56, 338 NM, and .50 BMG.

SHOT Show 23 – Agilite Showcases New Products

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

Agilite previewed several new products including their upcoming K-Zero plate carrier, the new Warfighter Cummerbund, new Flank side armor carriers as well as new pistol versions of their patented Pincer pouches.

Agilite’s claw machine drew a large crowd and visitors won prizes from Agilite and partner companies Ops-Core, Black Rifle Coffee, Oakley SI, Invisio and Unity Tactical.

The machine ran only on Israeli 1 shekel coins that the Agilite team were handing out.

SHOT Show 23 – Digital Reflex Sight Thermal & Night Vision from Holosun

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

Holosun was all the talk last week with their new DRS (Digital Reflex Sight) line consisting of Night Vision (designated NV) which offers Image Intensification (I2) for low light conditions and Thermal (designated TH) with thermal sensing.

In both cases, the sensors are integrated with Holosun’s LED MRS (Multi-Reticle System) with two digital reticle options.

DRS-NV offers a 1024×768 resolution digital night vision sensor with up to 60fps, 8x digital zoom, digital image and video recording with on-board storage, and is powered by an 18350 rechargeable battery. An on-board USB-C connector enables charging and downloading of recorded images and video.

DRS-TH features a 1024×768 resolution display at 50fps, 8x digital zoom, digital image and video recording with on-board storage, and is powered by an 18350 rechargeable battery. DRS-TH models feature five thermal image modes, including White Hot, Black Hot, Highlight, Outline, and Fusion modes. DRS-TH is also available in a DRS-TH Pro version that increases the thermal sensor resolution by 33%.

The big question is, when will they introduce a fused version of the sight, integrating both I2 and Thermal vision into a single red dot sight?

Coming Q4 2023.

SHOT Show 23 – B&T Introduces New Suppressors Compatible with SureFire Muzzle Devices

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

B&T showed me a couple of new suppressors which are compatible with SureFire’s family of muzzle devices.

Manufactured from Thermax / Inconel, the 5.56mm ROTEX-X is 20% lighter than the previous ROTEX-V.

The RBS line offers Reduced Back Pressure using a “flow through” design in order to reduce gas pressure at the charging handle and ejection port.

They are so new that they came straight from the factory in Tampa, right to the show floor at SHOT.

The full line of new suppressors includes:

Rotex-X Full Size & Compact
RBS 556 Full Size & Compact (17 oz & 19oz)
RBS 762 Full Size & Compact (21 oz & 23 oz)
MARS 556 14 oz
MARS 762 15 oz

Pricing starts at $675 with the SureFire attachment and is inclusive of the ROTEX-X’s and MARS suppressors. RBS suppressors are $875.

Aside from the lack of an industry standard for suppressor performance measuring, the other thing that irks me about suppressors is the myriad attachment methods. Hopefully, more companies will adopt common standards.