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SHOT Show 2018 – Canik TP9 Elite Combat

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018


The Canik TP9 Elite Combat is a decked-out, highly-customized version of the carry-sized TP9 Elite pistol. It comes with a 13.5x1mm LH threaded match grade barrel, Warren Tactical suppressor sights, and a RDS slide cutout with 4 separate interface plates. It comes with the Canik Elite Trigger, a flat-faced aluminum trigger, with a hard coat anodized finish. The slide features front and rear charging serrations, and is Cerakoted over nitride, providing a durable and corrosion-resistant finish. The TP9 Elite Combat also features:

– Loaded chamber indicator
– Striker status indicator
– Ambi slide release
– Reversible mag catch
– Backstrap with slot for screw on magwell

The TP9 Elite Combat comes complete with a carrying case, two mags, polymer holster, and interchangeable backstraps.

SHOT Show 2018 – Wolf Performance Arms – A1 Complete AR-15 Upper

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018


Wolf Performance Arms, generally known for their ammunition and optics, is offering the Wolf A1 complete AR-15 upper, a clone of the upper used on the Taiwanese T91 service rifle. Compatible with MilSpec AR-15 lower receivers, the Wolf A1 features a short stroke piston gas system, and a hammer forged barrel chambered for 5.56mm NATO, with a 1:7 twist rate. Additional features include an authentic T91 handguard and charging handle, flash suppressor, and front sight.

SHOT Show 2018 – CZ USA

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018


The Scorpion EVO III S2 Micro was developed at the behest of an undercover drug interdiction unit for a smaller, suppressed Scorpion SMG. It features a 4″ barrel and an HB industries handguard. CZ states that the S2 Micro with its purpose-built suppressor is shorter than a standard Scorpion with “one of the most popular micro 9mm cans on the market” by nearly 3″, and can spit out 147gr 9mm loads at well under 130 dB. CZ will be releasing a civilian-legal pistol version of this variant, dubbed the Scorpion Evo 3 S2 Micro Pistol /w Brace, this coming Summer. It will come complete with a NoOsprey faux suppressor from SilencerCo, and a telescoping SB Tactical arm brace.


The suppressor itself, dubbed the S2 TI Reflex, was developed with assistance from Aerocharger Ballistics. A fully-welded titanium suppressor, the S2 TI Reflex sports a 2″ reflex blast chamber, and weighs only 9.6 oz. CZ will also release a stainless steel model made of 17-4, with similar performance, but a weight increase to 15.36 oz.

SHOT Show 2018 – Franklin Armory Reformation

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

The wait is over, the mystery revealed on The Reformation, Franklin Armory’s ‘not-SBR’ that left everyone guessing.


So, what allows it to defy NFA classification, despite its 11.5″ barrel and collapsible stock? It’s the barrel. Specifically, the Reformation line will feature Franklin’s NRS Barrel Technology. NRS, which stands for “Not a Rifle or Shotgun”, is a barrel with straight cut lands and grooves that retains a standard chamber. Because the barrel doesn’t impart spin on the projectile, the ATF decreed it doesn’t meet the definition of rifling, and as such the Reformation can’t be classified as a rifle or shotgun, short-barred or otherwise, only a ‘firearm’.


What does this do to accuracy? Franklin claims to have tested 4 MOA accuracy with off-the-shelf ammo, but they’ve also developed fin and flare stabilized projectiles and ammo specifically for use with the Reformation, that offers near-MOA performance.

The initial Reformation firearms will be chambered in .300 BLK, with 5.56 to follow shortly after. Models without the BFSIII binary trigger will also be made available.

Industry Day At The Range – Battle Arms Development OIP 2.0

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018


A few years back, Battle Arms Development unveiled the OIP ‘Ounces Is Pounds’ rifle, a limited-production AR-15 pattern carbine, designed in concert with Bentwood Gunsmithing to see just how light an AR could be while retaining proper function. At this year’s Range Day, they had the OIP 2.0 at the firing line.

The OIP weighs in at easily under 4 lbs., with a receiver that is further skeletonized when compared to BAD’s already aggressively lightened lightweight receiver set, and the receiver extension is as minimalist as it can possibly be; pretty much a fixed aluminum tube with a shoulder rest for a stock. The barrel, a very slim pencil profile, was noted by the rep as being even lighter than the already heavily lightened dimpled barrel of the original OIP. As you may also notice, the optic, in this case a Trijicon MRO, is supported by a skeletonized mount. True to its name, if there’s a place weight could be saved on this rifle, it was saved.

If you’re wondering how the reduction in weight effected the recoil, it wasn’t bad. .223/5.56 isn’t really a recoil-intensive round to begin with, so even with the reduction in rifle weight, it was still extremely controllable.

The rep at the booth noted that they had enough components to build roughly 50 OIP 2.0s. Despite this, no immediate word on availability.

SHOT Show Industry Day At The Range – Glock

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Glock had their new range of Gen 5 pistols out at range day, including the G19X, which is based on Glock’s entry for the US Army’s Modular Handgun System solicitation.


Right off the bat, it’s fair to say that the G19X isn’t a true Gen 5 pistol. While it incorporates some of the Gen 5 changes, such as a dual finish slide, ambidextrous safety, and lack of finger grooves, in was developed specifically for the US Army’s solicitation. What this translates to, feature-wise, is:

A compact-size slide on a full-size frame
A removable lanyard loop
Tan-colored magazines
No front grip cutout

This lack of a cutout also means the new Gen 5 magazines are incompatible with the G19X, due to their larger floor plates, but older Gen magazines are good-to-go. Factory +2 floor plates also up the capacity to 19+1.

Elaborating on the aforementioned “dual finish slide”, much like the Gen 5 guns feature an nDLC finish, the G19X features an nPVD finish, with a color the rep was adamant should be referred to as ‘Coyote’; officially, it’s not Flat Dark Earth, Desert Tan, or any such variation, folks.

The trigger, noted in literature as featuring a smoother pull with a weight of 5.8 lbs., felt pretty similar to a standard Glock factory trigger, if a bit nicer. The factory night sights were clear and functional, and easy to point at the target. The full-size grip, derisive as it’s seen by some, felt good in the hand, with the lack of finger grooves contributing to the comfort.

SHOT Show Industry Day At The Range – Archon Firearms Type B

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018


Archon Firearms is Arsenal Firearms USA re-branded, following potential trademark issues, with their Stryk B similarly renamed to the Type B.


The Type B is a polymer-framed, striker-fired handgun that differentiates itself from other, contemporary striker-fired handguns with its relatively unique AF Speedlock locking system, and low bore axis. Although range time was limited, the gun was a blast to shoot, incredibly easy to keep on target, with minimal muzzle flip. The flat faced trigger is noted to have a short reset, which is entirely accurate. To elaborate, there was no notable reset, no tactile sensation to denote the pistol was ready to fire, just a very brief period of travel and it was good to shoot again.

Additional features include compatibility with Glock sights, front and rear charging serrations, an integrated beaver tail, a Picatinny railed dust cover, and “grip mapping frame texturing”, which is squarish texturing on the grip.

SERT And Sneaky Bags At SHOT Show 2018

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

WOODBRIDGE, Virginia – January 20, 2018 – SERT and SNEAKY BAGS, the industry leaders in nylon rifle cases and covert bags, will launch several new products and services at 2018 SHOT Show, January 23 to 26 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.

For the first time, SERT will introduce its Precision Rifle Bag (PRB) which will become available to the public later this year. It will be available in 2 sizes, 46″ and 51″. In addition, the company recently launched it’s Take-Down Case (TDC) to the public. The TDC was first introduce at the 2017 SHOT Show and is now available in 28″ and 22″.



SERT will also be introducing an OEM program targeting rifle manufacturers who seek quality rifle cases to be packaged with their respective rifles. The products specifically designed for the OEM program will be exhibited at the booth.

OEM Program

SNEAKY BAGS will be showcasing some new additions to their line which including a new Covert Duffel Bag (CDB).


Attendees of the 2018 SHOT Show in Las Vegas can see their new offerings at the SERT Booth #20000 in the main LE Hall (Level 2). In addition both companies/brands will be launching their new web sites during 2018 SHOT Show.

For more information please contact 703-670-8001 or [email protected]

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