Archive for the ‘Weapon Accessories’ Category

High Speed Gear Releases the Apex Sling

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

SWANSBORO, N.C. – October 26, 2021 – High Speed Gear® is proud to announce their newest product, the Apex™ Sling.

The Apex™ Sling is unlike any of its kind, offering a two-point, quick-adjust for rifles, carbines, and comparable sized weapons. The low-profile waterproof pad provides added comfort and durability, which is a highly sought-after feature that keeps the user focused on what matters most. The Apex™ Sling was designed with a patent-pending Double-Tap Slider™, which allows for quick adjustments while also providing two levels of friction to meet user preference.

The mil-spec tubular webbing features Schoeller® Nanosphere® coating, which provides water resistance and rapid drying time. The steel hardware with military-grade coating ensures durability that exceeds the well-past the lifetime of other slings on the market. The Apex™ Sling is compatible with a wide variety of mounting options, is Berry Amendment compliant and hand-made in the USA.

“In a space where most slings share a similar design, details can make all the difference,” explained Daniel Chaney, HSGI® Senior Designer. “Our expert users helped us zero in on features that really matter to demanding users. As a result, the Apex™ is adaptable, comfortable, and reliable, which allows you to focus on the mission.”

The Apex™ Sling is now available for purchase from HSGI® Authorized Dealers or on the High Speed Gear® website.

You can find more details and watch the official product video for the Apex™ Sling at Apex™ Sling.

Blue Force Gear – Vickers SMG Sling

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Blue Force Gear has expanded their Vickers line of slings with a new model specifically for SMGs.

This scaled down version of the Vickers Sling features the quick adjuster you are used to.

It features the ULoop Attachment to interface with the weapon’s eyelets, holes in railed handguards, KeyMod rails, sling swivels and other odd sling mount spaces. With the ULoop, there’s no exposed metal which helps eliminate noise and won’t mar your gun.

Alternatively, you can attach the sling back in its self if you prefer single point applications for SMGs.

Offered in Black, Coyote Brown, MultiCam, and Wolf Grey.

These are Pre-Orders, your sling ships one week after placing order.

XS Sights Now Offering Night Sights for Springfield Hellcat OSP

Friday, October 15th, 2021

Fort Worth, Texas (October 13, 2021) – XS® Sights adds to its many sight offerings for the popular Springfield Armory® Hellcat® series with the addition of DXT2 Big Dot and R3D night sights for the optics-ready Hellcat Micro-Compact OSP.  XS sights are visible day and night, thanks to the company’s proprietary Glow Dot technology which activates even before the tritium glows, giving shooters a significant edge when it comes to fast target acquisition in any light.

“We continue to see high demand for our Hellcat compatible sights and are happy to now offer our Big Dot and R3D night sights for the OSP model,” said Addison Monroe, Marketing Manager for XS Sights.  “The benefits of our proprietary Glow Dot technology are recognized by new and longtime gun owners alike, and we will continue to roll out new models as quickly as possible to meet dealer and customer demand.” 

Both the DXT2 and R3D sets for the Hellcat OSP are XS’s standard height sights. These low-profile sights will lower 1/3rd co-witness with the Shield SMSc® red dot sight as an option for backup iron sights and help users find the red dot more rapidly on the draw.

DXT2 Big Dot

The Big Dot sight leads the industry in size and has a self-illuminating tritium center surrounded by XS’s photoluminescent Glow Dot technology which drives focus to the front sight.   The V-notch rear has a vertical tritium stripe creating a dot-the-“i” sight picture and eliminating the possibility of confusing the front and rear sights in high-stress situations.  Available in Optic Yellow or Optic Orange.


The R3D has a traditional 3-dot tritium, notch and post sight picture. The rear sight is blacked out to increase contrast against the front sight which is available in bright Orange or Green. The brightly colored Glow Dot in the front sight is a much brighter color which differentiates the front tritium dot from the two rear tritium dots.

Retail Price: $110 to $132

For more information, visit

All XS sights are backed by a 10-year, No Questions Asked Warranty and XS’s 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee.

AUSA 21 – T-Worx Intelligent Rail

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

You may have heard of a Picatinny Smart Rail or Powered Rail which is the NATO STANAG 4740/AEP-90.

The T-Worx Intelligent Rail offers centralized weapon enabler power and control. The intelligent rail is Mil Std 1913 compatible but features an embedded, ruggedized printed circuit board (PCB). The battery is located in the butstock and connects to the rail via jumpers which follow contours of the lower receiver. Alternatives include a pistol grip battery or a mount directly to the rail.

Technically, it’s a power AND data rail but most users have concentrated on the ability to centrally power their enablers. The new Gateway Node seen in this photo, attached to the 3 o’clock rail position allows all of the enablers attached to the rail to communicate with other item’s in the Soldier’s network like an End User Device. It is compatible with the U.S. Army’s Intra-Soldier Wireless (ISW) protocol.

AUSA 21 – Blackbridge Defense

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

Exhibiting in the ADS, Inc booth, Blackbridge Defense offers the Shadow Mount and Swing Arm Assembley.

The Shadow Mount was initially developed for use with 10th SG(A)’s Snow Machines and accepts the M240 and M249. Naturally, it can be used with other platforms as well. All of the features can be used even while wearing mittens.

The weapon is easy to mount and dismount thanks to their spring loaded pin.

There is a rail along the right side of the mount to accept the universal ammo compartment which accepts two SAW drums or a 7.62 ammo can. The lid is replaced on the latter and there are two magnets in the compartment’s lid to hold your linked rounds at the ready so they won’t fall back inside the can. Additionally, the lid is ratcheted into place. Finally, there are detent holes for proper alignment with both M240 and M249 feedtrays.

AUSA 21 – Heckler & Koch

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

H&K exhibited this Aimpoint mount by Era-Tac which was initially used on the optic mount for the German G28 rifle. Here, it is mounted on a MP-5.

The mount consists of three pieces: front, rear and baseplate.

Midwest Industries Announces Release of New Side Folding Extruded Stock

Saturday, October 9th, 2021

A Functional, Folding Upgrade to the Classic Triangular Stock

Waukesha, Wis. (October 8, 2021) — Midwest Industries announced today that it has released a new Side Folding Extruded Stock for rifles with Picatinny rails.

The Side Folding Extruded Stock from Midwest Industries takes design cues from traditional AK-47 triangular stocks, adding on modern features and functions for enhanced usability. The skeletonized body and ergonomically curved top surface create a comfortable operating experience, while the rigid triangular design with a tight lock up offers the stability of a fixed stock. The compact folding action simplifies storage and transportation.

“This all-in-one folding stock is a game changer for any rifle with a Picatinny rail–not just the AK-47,” said Troy Storch, Owner of Midwest Industries. “We’ve taken a classic look and modernized it with features and functions that shooters are looking for.”

The Midwest Industries Side Folding Extruded Stock incorporates the following features:

• Heavy-duty side-folding mechanism constructed from 4140 heat-treated steel
• Full-length locking lug for maximum strength
• Solid positive lock up in both positions
• Steel clamp with large surface engagement
• Can be configured to right- or left-folding
• Curved top surface for a comfortable cheek weld
• Features 5 QD sling attachments

Visit the Midwest Industries website for more information: Side Folding Extruded Stock.

SHOP Show Raeford – Badger Ordnance

Friday, October 8th, 2021

Badge Ordnance showed us two upcoming additions to their Condition 1 Modular Mounts for optics.

Above is an as-of-yet-unnamed C1 Mount for Red Dot Optics. The C1 Max (below) is for mounting to bolt guns.

Both are expected Q1 2022 and are compatible with C1 accessories.