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The Official Qube from CGS Group, a Set Screwless Glock Comp

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018


CGS Group recently unveiled the Official Qube, a Set Screwless Comp for Glock pistols.


Sounds interesting so I asked how it works and this was their reply.

The center radially porter cylinder threads onto the barrel first and gets torqued down with a wrench. It comes in either M13.5×1 LH or 1/2×28. The square Comp slides over the top of that against a taper on the ported cylinder. The hex nut lock on the front end pinches the square Comp against a second taper and locks it down preventing rotation of the square comp.

The square comp is the same size as a Glock slide, so it can be put in a vise and then just torqued down.

Alternatively, you can get the front lock but finger tight and get the square Comp oriented at 11 o’clock, then tighten to final orientation by torquing it down with a crescent wrench.

The center is radially ported so it doesn’t need timing since the barrel dimension will vary. Tapers can’t be shimmed anyway.

Although it’s intended for Glocks, it can be used with other pistols as well due to its mounting system.


Finally, they are offered in Bronze, Blue, Rainbow, Violet-Black, Black and Flat Dark Earth. Contact sales@cgsgroup.com to order.

Sneak Peek – CGS Group – Pyxis

Monday, October 8th, 2018

This is a prototype of the Pyxis, a replacement initiator for the M60 and M81 which are single use initiators and unfortunately all-too-often of questionable reliability.

Pyxis is striker fired and has a striker block safety with a simple weapon use button initiation. That means you’ve got immediate refire with the same device. Additionally, the Pyxis can be used over and over in training and on operations.

Coming soon from www.cgsgroup.com

ZEV and CGS Announce Kraken Suppressor Collaboration

Friday, September 29th, 2017

ZEV Technologies and CGS Suppressors LLC teamed up to design and produce what they claim to be the lightest, quietest, and most versatile 9mm handgun suppressor currently available.


The Kraken has a shielded baffle stack comprised of 7075 T6 Aluminum that has been Type III Hard Anodized to Military Specifications.


-Capable of metering 114db in accordance with MIL-STD-1474D when mounted on a ZEV G17 host shooting Freedom Munitions 165gr Hush ammunition.
-Utilizes second generation Orion baffles for the best sound reduction available.
-Uses special cut pistons to limit first round pop.
-An industry leading 12 piston engagement points allows users to easily adjust for point of impact shift on different host firearms.
-The baffles and the shroud shield the tube from carbon and debris.
-1/2×28 threading for compatibility with ZEV match grade threaded barrels.
-Easy to remove baffles for quick user serviceability.


Tube: 6061 T6 Aluminum
Blast Baffle: 17-4 Stainless Steel
Baffles: 7075 T6 Aluminum
Piston Assembly: 17-4 Stainless Steel


Sneak Peek – Kraken Suppressor from CGS Group

Friday, November 4th, 2016

This is the upcoming Kraken suppressor from CGS Group. This .45 ACP silencer has an easy-to-remove shielded baffle stack made from 17-4PH Stainless Steel.


Post SHOT Show Wrapup – CGS Group Pandora Firing Device

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

A government customer approached Artesia, New Mexico-based CGS Group to create a replacement for the current issue Mk 54 Mod 1 firing device. Although, they have concentrated for the past decade on crafting highly accurate long range rifles, they gave it a go. The result is the PANDORA, a Handheld Dual Firing Device, the safest, most user friendly mechanical firing device in existance today. Safety was paramount in the concept phase as the Mk 54 can be dangerous to use. CSG Group integrated a simple, easy-to-use design into a compact, 4.4375″ x 2.5″ x 0.875” envelope that weighs in at just 9.4 ounces.

PANDORA is simple to assemble/disassemble, easy to clean, and features a unique modular design. Remove two T9 Torx screws on the rear of the device and push in the guide rod protruding into the rear plate and slide the rear plate out of the device. The guide rod/spring, trigger pack, and mounting plate will slide out of the housing allowing you to slide in a different mounting plate for various methods of attachment and features.

Mounting plates are available which will attach the PANDORA to a pole arm for breaching windows or similar stand oV use, for mounting to a MIL-STD-1913 rail, for attaching two PANDORA devices back to back, or for a plate with Velcro or similar for attaching to a plate carrier. PANDORA will fit in an M16 magazine pouch for carriage and the Pic Rail plate can be carried on a carbine’s rail or on your kit via an ITW Pic Rail to PALS Adapter. A rear plate is also available which features a non-electric shock tube cutter.

Below, you can see PANDORA paired with the issue Mk 54 Mod 1 it was designed to replace. When you take a look at the Mk 54, you get an idea of how the decixes work to ignite a charge.

PANDORA is striker fired and offers an immediate restrike capability in case your charge doesn’t detonate on the first try. Just release the trigger and try again as many times as necessary. The enclosed design keeps the works protected from debris and the firing channels are separated with each striker having its own sear for true independant striker movement.

PANDORA has many different safety features. The only time the device is ever cocked is when the user is in the process of firing the device. Using a double action only striker fired method of operation is what allows for this feature. But when it’s not in the process of firing, the strikers don’t rest on the primers of the non electric shock tube. The strikers are constantly held back behind two striker block plungers at all times ensuring the strikers won’t protrude into the primers unless having been immediately fired. As the trigger is being pulled to the rear, near the end of its travel the trigger moves the striker block plungers out of the way of the striker. When the sears in the trigger pack release the strikers they can now go forward and strike the primers uninhibited. Once the strikers hit the primers they are immediately locked back behind the striker block plungers by a striker return spring on each side. These all function to keep the user safe even if the external safety slider switch is in the fire position. PANDORA will never fire unless you want it to fire.

I expect a great deal of interest in PANDORA’s new, safe alternative to the currently issued Mk 54 Mod 1.