Melville, NY (February 13,2016) – Nikon doubles down on its commitment to American shooters with the introduction of the new BLACK riflescope series-a new category of dedicated optics with models engineered for both precision long-range rifle and action-shooting AR enthusiasts.
For the precision rifle shooter, Nikon’s BLACK X1000 is offered in a range of 4-16×50 and 6-24×50 models with X-MRAD or X-MOA tactical-style reticles synchronized to elevated windage and elevation turrets. Accurate and repeatable, the adjustments enable precise dialing of elevation come ups and wind compensation, while each of the new reticle designs present the shooter with a visually clean, yet highly functional and advanced tool for estimating range or maintaining holdovers.
Shooters looking for rapid-action targeting capability with AR/MSR platforms can rely on the new BLACK FORCE1000 1-4×24 riflescope with capped turrets and SpeedForce reticle. When the riflescope is dialed down to its true 1x magnification, the reticle’s illuminated double horseshoe center portion serves as quick reference for reaction-speed target acquisition and engagement, as well as for establishing moving target leads. The SpeedForce MOA reticle also integrates BDC circles and hash marks for precise intermediate-range target holdovers.
The new BLACK series reticles can be applied to virtually any shooting application, regardless of caliber or ballistic performance and can be further optimized for specific shooting situations utilizing Nikon’s Spot On Ballistic Match Technology.
BLACK series riflescopes all feature a 30mm main body tube built with aircraft-grade aluminum alloy and Type 3 hard anodizing, providing exceptional ruggedness and optimum strength-to-weight ratios. Each riflescope has an optical system built from Nikon’s lead- and arsenic-free glass Eco-Glass, which is optimized with the company’s full multilayer coating on all air-to-glass lens surfaces. Spring-loaded instant zero-reset turrets provide precise, repeatable corrections on all BLACK riflescope models. And like all Nikon riflescopes, the new BLACK series is backed by the company’s No Fault policy for repair or replacement.
Nikon’s new BLACK riflescope series will be available Spring 2017, with the full range of models shown here: www.nikonsportoptics.com
Bravo Company Mfg just introduced a new version of one of my favorite AR stocks. The new Mod 0 SOPMOD stock is very similar to the awesome BCM GUNFIGHTER stock but features a larger cheek weld area and still retains the original features of the GUNFIGHTER stock such as the VBOS Tab, ambi QD sling mounts, etc. I just got one of these new stocks and can’t wait to snag a couple more. Check out the press release and images below. The new BCM Mod 0 SOPMOD stock is instock now at www.BravoCompanyUSA.com for just $58.
BCM introduces the Mod 0 SOPMOD Stock, a drop-in replacement stock for the M4 Carbine, built to be lighter and more durable than base issue equipment with an enhanced contour for an improved cheek weld.
Delivering a consistent and stable platform, without sacrificing the clean snag free design of the Mod 0 Minimalist Stock released in 2014, the BCM Mod 0 SOPMOD Stock is a product of continued refinement based on end user feedback and close work with leading tactical and weapons manipulation instructors and the end users they prepare for going into harm’s way.
Both the BCMGUNFIGHTER™ Mod 0 SOPMOD and the Mod 0 Minimalist stocks feature a patented internal latch system*, a built-in buttpad, a VBOS(Vehicle Borne Operations Sling) Tab and both an ambidextrous QD interface port and web slot for sling interface.
Like all BCM rifles and BCMGUNFIGHTER accessories, the Mod 0 Stocks are designed and made in the USA with the lightest and most durable materials to ensure components that last a lifetime.
To learn more about the BCM Mod 0 Series of stocks visit http://bravocompanymfg.com/stock/
I’m sure many of you have already heard that there was a large amount of layoffs at SilencerCo recently. As soon as some of the effected employees started posting updates on Facebook the news started to spread like wild fire. SilencerCo has remained relatively silent on what happened or why it happened but immediately tons of industry people started pointing fingers at the rush to buy prior to ATF-41F ruling from last year, the new HPA (Hearing Protection Act), etc. and it certainly seems like the perfect storm has occurred. I personally do not know anyone at SilencerCo but I do know quite a few guys at GEMTECH so I figured I would contact them to get their thoughts on the situation.
Photo by NFA Review Channel
Ron Martinez, the CEO of GEMTECH and ASA (American Suppressor Association) board member, is in favor of the Hearing Protection Act and has been saying since last November (by the way, he was with the Trump’s in New York on election night and at the inaugural ball) that we do not have sixty votes in the senate, which is needed to pass and his best analysis is that there are ten red states President Trump won that have democrat senators up for re-election. This leads him to believe that HPA will pass toward the end of 2018 as an election issue.
Ron Martinez had the following to say … “Unfortunately there have been some misleading statements about the Hearing Protection Act. It will not pass in the first 100 days. You have to understand the process in Washington DC. I met with Idaho Senator Crapo’s office, who is sponsoring the HPA bill in the Senate. It will take a while as I have said before. The bill sits now in the Senate Finance Committee trying to get to a hearing meeting. The process is long and will take until the end of 2018 at best.
There are many other bills as well as confirmations that will pass before HPA such ones regarding income tax cuts, corporate tax cuts, building a wall, the fight against ISIS, Obamacare, new supreme court nominee and cabinet.”
As you can imagine, there are tons of people who have thought “Well, I might as well wait until the HPA passes to buy a suppressor.” Unfortunately we don’t know when or even if the HPA will pass. Those that are holding out may be shocked when the company they wanted to buy a suppressor from after the HPA passes is maybe out of business or that there is a massive run on suppressors causing a lack of availability and inflated prices.
The moral of the story is…if you want to buy a suppressor, buy it now. Pay the $200 tax and start the process we’ve all become accustomed to. If/when the HPA passes you’ll most likely get that $200 back. Years from now we may all look back on this and think “Man it sure is a lot easier to buy a suppressor now than it was back then” but you sure won’t want to be caught up in the mad rush at the moment the HPA passes.
Faxon Firearms has really been branching out lately into new arenas but this one came as a surprise. The new Faxon Firearms AR9 BCG is for the super popular Pistol Caliber Carbines. Instead of choosing between Glock mag compatible or COLT mag compatible design, Faxon made this one so it will work with both. They’ve also made it a one piece design so the key is machined in instead of bolted on, it has a full auto carrier shape and a Black Nitride finish.
We just can’t help not accepting the status quo. Bolt carrier groups are available aplenty, but few could meet our exacting standards for performance and value. Seeing current offerings as just the starting point, we set out to ensure the best options are available for our demanding customers.
Improvements include cuts to ensure both Glock and Colt-style lower receiver compatibility. The key is machined directly into the bolt carrier – no fasteners to check or worry about. Finally, we keep the full-auto compatibility for use with new binary-style trigger systems.
Carrier & Integrated Key:
– Compatibility: GLOCK & COLT – Style Lower Receivers
– Carrier: MIL-SPEC 8620 Steel Material
– Key: One-Piece Integrated Key
– Fully Heat Treated
– Forward Assist Serrations
– M16 (FULL-AUTO) Compatible
– QPQ – Salt Bath Nitrided
The new Faxon Firearms AR9 Glock & Colt lower compatible BCG is 1-2 weeks out but you can pre-order yours by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. More pictures and pricing available at www.FaxonFirearms.com.
February, 2017–Loveland, CO- Hexmag, LLC– maker of the most advanced and versatile AR-15/AR-10 platform magazines on the market, proudly announces its move into high-quality pistol magazines that will be available in early Spring of 2017.
These robust new lightweight (1.4 ounces) magazines feature a 17-round capacity for the Glock Model 17 and are also compatible with Glock 17C, G26, G34 and G17L models. Hexmag will follow launch of the 17-round magazine with a 10-round version for California residents and a 30-round version for those who need a super-high capacity magazine.
Hexmag’s Glock compatible magazines are available in either Black or Flat Dark Earth (FDE) matte finish and come with Hexmag’s patented gripping surface and a textured front-side “training” pattern for fast and easy indexing when reloading.
Constructed of Hexmag’s high-impact UV stabilized PolyHex2 Advanced Composite, these are tough magazines designed for hard work. Hexmag uses a proprietary Fusiform heat-treated stainless steel spring set at OEM tension for reliable feeding even after long-term storage when kept fully loaded.
“We listened closely to the market,” says Hexmag’s marketing director Dave Smith, “and saw the need for an alternative polymer Glock compatible magazine that was affordable, lightweight and as tough as our AR-15 and AR-10 magazines – and then refined and upgraded the design by integrating the classic hexagonal pattern for enhanced grip and indexing reference points.”
It gets better! These new pistol magazines feature Hexmag’s industry-first pistol identification system, the HexID Color Identification System perfected on its AR-15/AR-10 magazines. The base plate can be easily removed without tools and the follower and base latch plate color changed to designate which ammunition/bullet is in the magazine for quick identification.
Hexmag pistol and rifle magazines are made in the USA and come with Hexmag’s Lifetime Warranty!
Lantac is about to release their new M-LOK version of their popular SPADA handguard and we’ve got some pictures. The new M-LOK models will be available in two variations, the SPADA-ML and SPADA-M. Basically the SPADA-ML removes the raised QD sling attachment points to reduce weight. The SPADA-M is shown below. Looks like I need to start planning a new build. 🙂
Lantac Spada-M & Spada-ML Hanguards are precision machined from extruded 6061-T6 alloy. Anodized Type3 Class2 Hard Coat.
Key clamping areas screw holes are reinforced with Helicoil inserts.
Durable and robust design with ultra narrow diameter, 1.55” OD.
The Spada-M features ambidextrous QD mounting points as found in the Spada-S while the Spada-ML (Lighter Version) has these removed to reduce weight further.
New lightening cuts in the handguard create and distinctive design look and reduced weight, M-Lok slots machined into the 3, 6 & 9ocklock surfaces allow fast and secure mounting of your accessories.
Muzzle facing notches allow mounting of BMD’s closer to the end of the handguard too.
Zero protrusion over upper receivers allows the handguard to be mounted to any upper regardless of its shape or size.
Patented anti slip and rotation system, strengthens the handguard in the barrel nut area and allows strong clamping force to be applied to the barrel nut itself.
The handguard cannot be removed from the barrel nut without removing all three fixing screws.
Screws are grade 8 Steel, Black Oxide Finish.
If you’ve been wondering what AERO’s February Builder Set would look like, wonder no more. AERO’s February Builder Set is now available and they definitely didn’t disappoint. This month they are doing a Limited Run of M4E1 Upper Receiver, Gen2 Stripped Lower Receiver, 15″ Enhanced Gen2 Handguard (KeyMod or MLOK) and a Billet Trigger Guard all finished in a Cobalt Cerakot. I’ve always been a fan of this color for a rifle and it would look fantastic with a set of black AR furniture. If you’re looking for a quick start to your next build, check these out at www.AEROPrecision.com.
This package deal includes the finished pieces you need to assemble your own Cobalt Cerakote M4E1 Rifle, including an M4E1 Enhanced Upper Receiver, AR15 Gen 2 Lower Receiver, Gen 2 Enhanced Handguard of choice and Billet Trigger Guard all finished in Cobalt Cerakote. Stand out at the range with a unique and eye catching build. This is a one time offer for this finish – once they are gone, they are gone!
– M4E1 Enhanced Upper Receiver finished in Cobalt Cerakote. Upper receiver is assembled and includes the forward assist, dust cover and barrel nut.
– AR15 Gen 2 Stripped Lower Receiver finished in Cobalt Cerakote
– 15″ Enhanced Gen 2 KeyMod or M-LOK Handguard finished in Cobalt Cerakote
– Billet Trigger Guard in Cobalt Cerakote
Armaspec introduced a few new products this year at SHOT Show but the one I know many people are super excited about is the new Stealth Recoil Spring. The Stealth Recoil Spring is a drop-in replacement for your AR15 buffer and buffer spring that eliminates the noise from the spring rubbing on the inside of the buffer tube and helps the rifle function quieter and smoother. They also incorporated a rubber o-ring on the face of the Stealth Recoil Spring that removes any metal on metal contact.
The Stealth Recoil Spring is a self-contained multi-stage drop-in replacement for your standard buffer and spring. Designed to reduced felt recoil as well as keep the buffer spring from rubbing against the inner wall of the buffer tube. The buffer mass is designed to stay under constant tension against the bolt carrier and the O-ring on the head of the buffer mass prevents metal on metal contact. Pat. Pend.
The Stealth Recoil Spring comes in 5 variations.
– SRS-Carbine at about 3.3oz equivalent
– SRS-H at around 3.8oz equivalent
– SRS-H2 at around 4.7oz equivalent
– SRS-9 at around 5.3oz equivalent
– SRS-H3 at around 5.6oz equivalent
Another awesome thing about the new Stealth Recoil Spring is the price. Armaspec has kept the price to a very affordable $79. At that price, if they work as advertised, I’ll be using these in many builds going forward. These are showing out of stock now but sounds like they should be available for purchase very soon at www.Armaspec.com.
Following the announcement of a merger between Zev Technologies and Mega Arms came another awesome announcement. Zev Technologies is introducing their new SSR (Single State Rifle) trigger for AR15 rifles. The Zev SSR is fully adjustable and comes with two hammer springs to give you the option of a 3-3.5lb pull or 5-5.5lb pull. Check out the picture and details below.
The new ZEV Technologies SSR (Single Stage Rifle) Trigger was designed to bridge the gap between the multitude of two stage triggers intended for duty use, and single stage competition triggers.
The ZEV SSR Trigger’s engagement, over travel and reset can be adjusted to personal preference. One of the most unique design factors of the new ZEV SSR Trigger is that all adjustments are under detent retention which eliminates the need for thread locker and the possibility of failure from vibration or improper installation. Each unit ships with two hammer springs allowing for a 5lb to 5.5lb trigger pull weight or a 3lb to 3.5lb trigger pull weight depending on which hammer spring is used. The trigger bow has been extended for a better user interface allowing the pad of the finger to easily find its natural position when firing. Get the most out of your duty or sporting rifle with the enhanced features of the ZEV SSR Trigger.
– Easy User Install Providing A Crisp Single Stage Trigger Break
– Adjustable to Most Lower Receivers for Sear Engagement and Over Travel
– Adjustable Reset For User Preference
– Detent Retained Adjustment Screws
– Durable PVD TiCN, Copper Coating
– 3.5lb or 5.5lb Trigger Pull Depending on Hammer Spring Used
– Extended Trigger Pad
Rainier Arms is the only dealer that currently has the new Zev SSR trigger in-stock and ready to ship. You can snag one now at www.RainierArms.com.
Oxnard, CA – January 26, 2017 – Today ZEV Technologies, Inc. and Mega Arms, LLC announced their plans to combine the companies.
ZEV Technologies Chairman and CEO, Matt Ridenour, said, “We are tremendously excited about what this combination brings to the market. Both of our brands are focused on top tier products, and our customers are very excited about ZEV’s addition of a line of AR and rifle products.” Mega Arms President, Mike Miller, will immediately take responsibility for ZEV’s and Mega’s manufacturing operations. According to Miller, “These two companies fit together like a puzzle. We will bring our Quality Management System and manufacturing experience, and ZEV brings amazing design, engineering, and marketing skills and the financial strength to facilitate our continued growth”. Ridenour commented that “I want to emphasize to customers of both companies that, in the near term, nothing will change in our approach to the market. Both brands and product lines will remain in place. We will use 2017 as an opportunity to talk to our customers and evaluate all the ways to add value through the combined company”.
About ZEV Technologies: ZEV designs and manufacturers upgrade accessories for pistols and operates facilities in Oxnard, California and Centralia, Washington. www.zevtechnologies.com
ZEV Technologies, Inc. ZEV Technologies, Inc.
1051 Yarnell Place 3712 Northpark Drive
Oxnard, CA 93033 Centralia, WA 98531
About Mega Arms: Mega Arms manufacturers high-end AR and rifle products and operates a facility in Centralia, Washington. www.megaarms.com
Mega Arms, LLC
3507 Northpark Drive
Centralia, WA 98531
For information contact:
VP Marketing – ZEV Technologies
Just prior to SHOT Show 2017 I met a guy named Aaron. Aaron has used his manufacturing knowledge to start Black Stone Firearms and produce some very impressive match grade barrels that are sleeved in a floating carbon fiber tube.
The carbon fiber tube has vent holes drilled into it to offer rapid heat dissipation. Not only are these barrels sub-moa accurate but they are extremely light and do not heat up nearly as much as a normal AR barrel. They’ve put over 100 rounds through a barrel in a very short time and without letting it cool down are able to grab the barrel and pick the rifle up by it.
These barrels are 416R stainless steel, double stress relieved and hand lapped. They will be retailing starting at $629. Barrel weights are 16″ 25.6oz., 18″ 27.8oz. and 20″ 29.8oz. As usual, my friends at Rainier Arms have secured the initial release of these awesome barrels. Keep an eye out for these to be up on www.RainierArms.com soon.
In the mean time you can also check out www.bsfbarrels.com for more information.
At SHOT Show 2017, Tactical Walls introduced their new line of Concealment Tables. The Concealment Tables follow their pattern of creating products that look and feel like something you would use in your home every day but include a compartment designed to hide a firearm, mags, flashlight, knife, etc. The tables are available as a Coffee Table, End Table and Night Stand and multiple different color finishes. All 3 models lock and can only be opened using one of the preprogrammed RFID cards.
The Concealment Coffee Table, End Table, and Night Stand from TacticalWalls mark the first stand-alone locking units offered by the company. Similar to other offerings from TacticalWalls, they provide a clandestine staging solution for firearm owners to safely hide their defensive hardware in plain sight. From the outside, the TacticalWalls Concealment Tables appear to be just high-quality maple wood furniture. To unlock it, simply swipe one of the included pre-programmed RFID cards in front of the table, and the hidden compartment underneath the table top drops down, presenting your hidden cache.
If you weren’t sold already, here’s a short video showing one of the Tactical Walls Concealment Tables in action.
The new Tactical Walls Concealment Tables are pretty much what every secret agent dream is made of but you can now have it in your home too. For more information or to purchase one of these awesome new tables, head on over to www.TacticalWalls.com.
Phase 5 Weapon Systems Inc, (Phase5WSI) introduced a few new products this year at SHOT Show 2017 but the one that really stood out the most was this awesome new AR buttstock called the UMS or Universal Mini Stock. The Universal Mini Stock is an ultra compact al metal stock that can be attached to virtually any buffer tube out there including standard carbine buffer tubes and many AR Pistol buffer tubes. This could come in really handy for guys running an AR Pistol buffer tube on their AR Pistol while waiting for the tax stamp to come in. Once their stamp comes in and the AR is registered as an SBR you can just add the UMS on instead of needing to remove the pistol buffer tube and install a carbine buffer tube that accepts a stock. Sounds like these are a couple months away from being available for purchase. Check out the video and picture below.
One of the products that has received a ton of buzz this year at SHOT Show is the new CMC Triggers Glock Trigger. It features the pattented and signature CMC Flat Faced Trigger. Everyone I have talked to has absolutely loved this trigger. So far I have not heard any firm release dates or pricing yet but I will be sure to updated you all as soon as I do. If you would like to see more, be sure to follow CMC Triggers on Instagram as well as CMC Triggers on Facebook.
(Melbourne, FL) January 11, 2017 – FightLite® Industries, the country’s leading manufacturer of innovative, mission-configurable firearms, parts and accessories announces that it will be introducing several new groundbreaking products at SHOT Show Booth #7406 in the Law Enforcement section of the show.
The annual SHOT Show is being hosted at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas January 17-20, 2016.
“We’re really excited to bring these new products to market and topping the list is our new patent-pending MXR™, a multi-caliber sub gun that is primarily chambered in 9mm and is caliber convertible at the user level without tools to include .22LR, .45ACP and other popular pistol calibers.” said Geoffrey Herring, President-CEO. “The compact MXR™ is suppressor capable and will also convert to accept a variety of pistol magazine types including Glock, Beretta, CZ, SIG and many others. We originally developed the MXR™ as a select-fire submachine gun in response to an international L/E requirement, but we look forward to bringing the semi-auto pistol and rifle versions of this excellent design to the US civilian market through our Distributor and Dealer network.”
To learn more about the innovative and patent-pending MXR™ from FightLite® Industries, visit Booth #7406 at this year’s SHOT Show.
About FightLite® Industries
FightLite® Industries is a privately held company that designs and manufactures lightweight and technologically advanced firearms and firearm accessories for Military, Law Enforcement, US civilian shooters and Foreign Governments.
Headquartered on the USA’s Space Coast in Melbourne, Florida, FightLite® Industries is equipped with state-of-the-art CNC machining centers, 3-D solid-modeling and manufacturing CAD/CAM systems, a dedicated quality control department and an experienced manufacturing team that is committed to developing and manufacturing superior products for its customers. Engineered and manufactured with the highest quality American-made materials, FightLite® products are produced on state-of-the-art CNC machining centers in an ultra modern facility by a highly skilled workforce.
FightLite® Industries is partnered with Defense Marketing Group who assists with promotion of the FightLite® brand through various channels of social media.
Notice: FightLite® is a registered trademark of ARES Defense Systems, Inc.