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THRiL Debuts New OEM Bantam Accessory Package at SHOT Show 2022

Friday, January 14th, 2022

THRiL, leading manufacturer of firearm accessories, is excited to announce their release of the all-new OEM Bantam Accessory Package, making its first appearance on the floor of SHOT SHOW 2022.

The new OEM Bantam Accessory Package includes all the essential accessories necessary to complete a rifle build, including the Bantam Stock, Rugged Tactical Grip (RTG), PMX AR Magazine, and THRiL’s Trigger Guard. This package is the perfect choice for those looking for a no-BS, ultra-compact, and lightweight rifle build.

Package headliner, the Bantam Stock, features an internal front tension device that ensures a snug fit to a mil-spec buffer tube, a snag-less front latch to prevent accidental adjustments, and an M-lok rear accessory slot allowing for user configuration. THRiL’s RTG features a 19.5-degree grip angle and an aggressive non-slip texture providing intense tactical feedback and promoting responsive weapon movements and improved agility. The PMX AR Mag boasts an LGF fiber PMX construction, an anti-tilt and self-lubricating follower, and a stainless-steel spring designed for high performance and durability. The package comes together with THRiL’s trigger guard, which provides an increased trigger opening and a seamless fit with the RTG.

Coming in at just 11.99 ounces, the Bantam Accessory Package stands to be one of the lightest and most affordable packages on the market.

The new release comes as no surprise as THRiL continues to expand its product line and furthering their mission to provide and develop high-quality, high-performance products for the tactical, hunting, and outdoor enthusiast at an affordable price point.

Headed to SHOT SHOW? Swing by Booth #40250 to see the new Bantam Accessory Package in person!

To learn more about THRiL and their full product line, visit www.thril.com.

For all inquiries and questions on the new Bantam Accessory Package, please email [email protected].

B&T USA Introduces All-New SPC9 Series

Thursday, January 13th, 2022

Tampa, FL (January 13, 2022) – B&T USA is excited to introduce its all-new SPC9-series. Born from a European tender requesting a 9mm carbine with the same handling characteristics and ergonomics as the AR platform; the all-new SPC9 incorporates many of the features found on the B&T APC9, MP5 and
AR platforms combined into one, very versatile platform. Lightweight and reliable, well balanced and accurate, safe and modular — the SPC9 checks all the boxes and is one of the lightest recoiling 9mm carbines available, thanks to B&T’s innovative and effective hydraulic buffer system.

“As is the case with virtually every product B&T develops, the SPC9 was created because a professional entity asked us to do it” said Jon Scott, Vice President of Sales, B&T USA. “B&T developed the SPC9-series at the request of a European Police Unit, who immediately adopted it in large numbers. Since that time, several variants have been developed to meet other needs and B&T USA will be offering five variations, to start. Those are inclusive of a 4.5-inch barreled PDW, integrally suppressed PDW-SD, 9-inch Standard, integrally suppressed Standard SD and a 16-inch carbine slated for later in the year.”

Some of the features found on the SPC9 are time proven while others are state-of-the-art and modern. One of the unique features of SPC9-series is that it is equipped with two different charging handle systems. One of these is the handle found on AR platforms, while the other is a non-reciprocating, foldable charging handle located above the barrel. This gives the user the choice to use whatever manual of arms that is preferred; both systems are ambidextrous.

www.BT-USA.com

SIG SAUER Announces Commercial Variant of Army Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) MCX-SPEAR and 277 SIG FURY Ammunition

Thursday, January 13th, 2022

SIG SAUER has just announced the commercial sale of the MCX-SPEAR in .277 SIG FURY. This is a very cool opportunity. Aside from full-auto capability, you’re able to buy the very same rifle currently being offered to the US Army, and the Army should make its decision soon on a new suite of weapons to replace the M4 Carbine and M249 Squad Automatic Weapons currently used by its close combat forces.

One of only two contenders left in the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapons program, the MCX-SPEAR is also currently under evaluation by numerous friendly foreign forces in .277 SIG FURY (6.8x51mm), 6.5 Creedmoor, and 7.62x51mm NATO.

It combines the modularity of the AR-style firearm you are already familiar with, with a piston-driven operating system, allowing the user to quickly reconfigure the weapon between the three calibers already mentioned via barrel swap. There’s also the original version of the MCX in circulation, having already been adopted by forces around the world in 5.56mm, 7.62x35mm (.300 BLK) and 7.62x39mm.

There are nearly one million M4 Carbines in the US Army inventory, and the NGSW program’s stated goal is to field just over 100,000 weapons, so there are going to be a lot of troops still carrying the legacy gun. With the versatility of the MCX family, it’s not hard to imagine additional upper receiver groups in 5.56mm NATO helping to modernize the Army’s entire inventory of Carbines to a piston-driven system. Already, USSOCOM has adopted an MCX upper variant to satisfy its 5.56mm Suppressed Upper Receiver Group program which began fielding last year.

The .277 SIG FURY cartridge fired by the MCX-SPEAR is a commercially available version of the same hybrid case round SIG Ammo developed to satisfy the Army’s requirement to propel a 6.8mm projectile at a high velocity in order to provide America’s Soldiers overmatch against threat small arms.

Additionally, you’re getting their latest SLX Suppressor. Between the 13″ barrel and suppressor, this is a two-stamp gun.

If you want to keep it as currently in use, you can easily pair it with the SIG Optics TANGO6T which has been adopted by the US Army for use with both the M4 Carbine and M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle as well as by USSOCOM as part of their Squad Variable Power Sight program. It has also been used on NGSW candidate weapons during Soldier Touch Points.

Along with the photos above, here’s a clip from a range session with the MCX SPEAR shot last year during a writers event at SIG Academy.

As you can see, it packs some oomph but is controllable, even during full-auto fire.

Here is SIG’s full press release:

NEWINGTON, N.H., (January 13, 2022) – SIG SAUER is proud to announce the official expansion of the MCX series of rifles with the new MCX-SPEAR chambered in 277 SIG FURY.  The MCX-SPEAR was developed with direct input from U.S. warfighters to provide more power, distance, and accuracy to replace the current M4 rifle platform.  The MCX-SPEAR is now the most innovative and advanced AR platform in the world.

“This is a rare opportunity for passionate consumers to own a piece of history,” began Ron Cohen, President & CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc.  “This first production run MCX-SPEAR, and all of the revolutionary technology behind its development, is being offered to the commercial market in a configuration that is a near match to our NGSW-R submission. Further, this is the only rifle submission to the program that is designed and engineered in the United States by a company with the manufacturing scale and proven adherence to military-grade quality requirements – which is a tremendous source of pride for everyone at SIG SAUER.”

The MCX-SPEAR is an adaptable multi-caliber rifle (277 SIG FURY, 6.5 Creedmoor, 7.62 NATO, with barrel change) featuring rear and side non-reciprocating charging handles, 6-position folding stock, ambidextrous fire control, bolt-catch, and mag release, 2-stage match trigger, 2-position adjustable gas piston, a lightened free-float M-LOK™ handguard, a full-length picatinny rail, and ships with (2) 20-round magazines.

“The revolutionary SIG FURY ammunition is the most technically advanced leap in smalls arms ammunition in over 150 years, this turns your intermediate rifle platform into magnum performance without the added weight or length while still using 20-round magazines,” added Cohen.

The 277 SIG FURY ammunition is the commercial variant of the 6.8 x 51 hybrid military round available in the hybrid case technology submitted to the U.S. Army NGSW program. Also available is a 277 SIG FURY FMJ traditional cartridge round available.

“The final component of this special-edition offering includes the SLX Suppressor. The design of the SLX suppressor is optimized to dramatically reduce harmful toxic backflow and features our patented QD attach/detach system making installation of the suppressor a game-changing level of ease,” said Cohen.

The SIG SAUER SLX Series of suppressors are designed to drastically reduce toxic fume inhalation by the end-user and sound reduction and are available commercially for 5.56, 7.62 NATO, and 277 SIG FURY calibers.  The SLX suppressors feature a monolithic core construction in Inconel, an internal multi-flow path to exhaust gases at a higher rate resulting in lower toxic fume inhalation, a sound reducing baffle design, a flash reducing end cap, and are available with either the new Clutch-Lock QD mounting system for easy install and removal that offers an intuitive tactile locking ring with infinite radial locking positions, or direct thread.

MCX-SPEAR:

Caliber: 277 SIG FURY / 6.8 x 51
Overall length: 34.1 inches
Overall height: 7.97 inches
Overall width: 2.98 inches
Barrel length: 13 inches
Barrel Twist: 1:7
Weight (w/magazine): 8.38 lbs.

SIG FURY Ammunition:

277 Sig FURY 135 Gr FMJ Bullet – Standard Brass Case

277 Sig FURY Elite Series Accubond® 150 Gr Nosler Accubond Bullet – Hybrid Brass/Stainless Steel Case

SLX Suppressor:

Caliber(s): 5.56 or 7.62 NATO
Finish: High Temp Cerakote
Core Material: Inconel
Diameter: 1.67in.
Overall Length: 5.24in./7.49in.
Weight: 8.8oz -19.4oz.
Attachment Type: Clutch-Lock QD™ or Direct Thread

The MCX-SPEAR, 277 SIG FURY Hybrid Ammunition, and SLX Series Suppressors are now shipping and available at select commercial retailers.  To learn more about the SIG SAUER submission to the U.S. Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapons Program or the products visit sigsauer.com.

Lithuania Joins Framework Agreement on Carl-Gustaf

Thursday, January 13th, 2022

Saab has signed a framework agreement with the Lithuanian Ministry of Defence for the Carl-Gustaf® M4 weapon and ammunition. A first order for ammunition with a value of approximately SEK 150 million was placed by the Lithuanian Defence Materiel Agency in connection with the signing of the framework agreement.

The signing means that the Lithuanian Armed Forces will join the same Carl-Gustaf framework agreement as Sweden, Estonia and Latvia.

“It’s a great milestone to have Sweden and all the Baltic countries in the same agreement for the Carl-Gustaf system. Now we look forward to delivering this ammunition and providing Lithuania with the fantastic Carl-Gustaf M4 system,” Görgen Johansson, head of Saab’s business area Dynamics.

Since the Carl-Gustaf M4 launch in 2014, Saab has signed contracts with fourteen different nations for the system. The wide range of ammunition provides extreme tactical flexibility, ready for any combat situation, delivering faster engagement, increased hit probability and greater effectiveness.

Lithuania has been a user of the Carl-Gustaf system since the mid-1990’s.

Senex Arms

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

Senex Arms will be exhibiting their Modular Bullpup Light Rifle 15 (MBLR-15) at SHOT Show 2022 in booth 80826.

Pictured above is the MBLR-15 with Mid-Length handguards, 18″ barrel, and an A2 muzzle device coming in at 27.5″ OAL.

Key features are available in the technical datasheet but here are a few of the highlights:

– AR15 parts compatibility
– Quick barrel change
– Shortest rifle in the world

Savage Arms Announces New Impulse and Model 64 Designs

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – January 11, 2022 – After the debut of the new 9mm Stance, updates to Renegauge, and new Model 110s, Savage Arms is adding two new rifle designs to the growing list of guns slated for launch in 2022.

“2022 is off to an impressive start for Savage,” said Beth Shimanski, Director of Marketing at Savage Arms. “And we’re not done yet! Today we’re building on this momentum with the Impulse Elite Precision, a rifle that adds the lightning-fast Impulse straight-pull action to an already robust and reliably accurate long-range design. And the new Savage 64 Precision offers new potential by extending the range of the rimfire by building Precision Series upgrades into a design that’s popular with plinkers and target shooters.”

Impulse Elite Precision

Impulse Elite Precision has an intuitive straight-pull action bedded in an Adjustable Core Competition chassis from Modular Driven Technologies™ (MDT). With a full-length ARCA rail, Impulse Elite Precision can be customized for individual balance preferences and will provide the impeccable accuracy that has come to define Savage’s Precision rifles.

“The Elite Precision has changed the way Savage shooters think about long-range capability,” said Jessica Treglia, Senior Brand Manager for Savage Arms. “The addition of the Impulse straight-pull action is going to add a new element of speed to an already efficient rifle. When split times are an important aspect of the competition, Impulse Elite Precision will be a game-changer.”

Features:
• 1.5-4lb user-adjustable AccuTrigger™
• MDT 1-piece aluminum ACC chassis with fully adjustable length-of-pull and comb height
• ARCA rail forend with M-LOK® slots
• Precision button rifled, stainless steel, modified Palma contour barrel
• Threaded muzzle (5/8-24 UNEF)
• AICS magazine with ambidextrous magazine release
• Matte black aluminum receiver with integral 20-MOA rail
• Ambidextrous, multi-positional bolt handle

Part No. / Description / MSRP
57887 / .308 WIN / $2,649
57888 / 6.5 Creedmoor / $2,649
57889 / 6MM Creedmoor / $2,649
57890 / 6.5 PRC / $2,649
57891 / 300 PRC / $2,849
57892 / 300 WIN MAG / $2,849
57893 / 338 Lapua Magnum / $2,849

The Model 64 Precision

The new Model 64 Precision houses a semi-automatic action in a synthetic MDT chassis with M-LOK slots and an ergonomic pistol grip. The heavy barrel and threaded muzzle provide increased functionality and extend the range of the rifle.

“The Model 64 has been a tremendous gun for Savage,” said Jessica Treglia, Senior Brand Manager for Savage Arms. “It deserves a big upgrade—and this is it. Savage is showing just what the 64 can do. We’ve taken our benchmark plinker and added performance driven features that will allow shooters to connect at extended distances. If you want an all-around rimfire that is perfect for target shooting, plinking, and competition—check out the Model 64 Precision.”

Features:
• Semi-automatic rimfire action
• 16.5” matte black carbon steel heavy barrel and receiver
• Threaded muzzle (1/2-28)
• Detachable magazine (10-round or 20-round)
• Drilled & tapped receiver with 1-piece 20 MOA picatinny rail
• High-strength glass-filled nylon unibody construction
• M-LOK compatible forend for modularity
• AR compatible grip interface for ergonomic customization
• Integral barricade stop for shooting position stabilization
• Available in Black or Flat Dark Earth

Part No. / Description / MSRP
45120 / 22 LR Black – 20 Round / $299
45114 / 22 LR Black – 10 Round / $299
45125 / 22 LR FDE – 20 Round / $299
45124 / 22 LR FDE – 10 Round / $299

savagearms.com

Global Ordnance Bringing Glock Magazine Compatible Stribog to the US

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

Global Ordnance of Sarasota and Grand Power of Slovakia are extremely happy to announce the release of the much-demanded Glock-style magazine compatible Stribog; to wit, the Stribog SP9A3G 9mm Roller-Delayed-Operation pistol.

Featuring the same attributes that earned its predecessors the title Best In Class PCC, the SP9A3G model Stribog will have a non-reciprocating charging handle that remains in the forward position while firing, a semi-locked bolt with delayed action via transfer roller, and kinesthetically superior, low profile controls.

Same reliability, same manual of arms, new ability to take advantage of all those readily available Glock-style magazines.

Visit Global Ordnance during SHOT Show Jan 18th-21st at Booth #72227 for a hands-on look at the new Stribog SP9A3G!

Stribog SP9A3G Specs
Caliber: 9mm
Trigger Mechanism: SA
Trigger Pull: 6 lbs
Overall length: 16.69 in.
Height without Magazine: 7.87 in.
Width: 2.24″
Barrel Length: 8 in. (threaded 1/2 x 28)
Weight: 4.54 lbs
Finish: Bluing
Magazine compatibility: Lean more here

Learn more at GlobalOrdnance.com; connect on Instagram via @Global_Ordnance and join the #StribogMob

Smart Shooter’s SMASH Technology, Now Also in UAV Configuration: the Company Reveals the SMASH Dragon

Monday, January 10th, 2022

Presented by the company for the first time, SMASH Dragon is an integration of Smart Shooter’s combat-proven SMASH Technology that ensures precise target elimination on a drone system

[January 10, 2022]: SMART SHOOTER, a world-class designer, developer, and manufacturer of innovative fire control systems that significantly increase the accuracy and lethality of small arms, reveals the SMASH Dragon: an armed drone system incorporating Smart Shooter’s combat-proven SMASH Technology that ensures precise target elimination.

Presented by the company for the first time, SMASH Dragon is an advanced robotic weaponry payload that can be mounted on different drones and other unmanned aerial platforms. It can incorporate various types of assault rifles, sniper rifles, 40mm, and other ammunition with great precision. Extremely lightweight and therefore allowing long mission endurance, SMASH Dragon integrates a unique stabilization concept with the SMASH technology that enables the system to accurately hit static and moving targets while flying.

Featuring SMASH’s proprietary target acquisition and tracking algorithms as well as sophisticated computer vision capabilities, the remotely operated SMASH Dragon Offers the SMASH technology’s fast and precise hit capabilities and other exclusive benefits while engaging targets from the air.

The system successfully completed live firing tests and is currently under advanced stages of development.

Michal Mor, SMART SHOOTER CEO: “Smart Shooter’s SMASH technology offers precise elimination of threats at ground, air and sea. We are now happy to offer the same precise, combat-proven target engagement technology mounted on an unmanned aerial platform that can be controlled from a distance. When it comes to drones, platform weight is a critical factor as it impacts mission endurance and cost, and we are proud to announce that the extremely lightweight SMASH Dragon meets this criterion”.

For further information, please visit www.SMART-SHOOTER.com