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I purchased an HK VP9 a few months ago and absolutely love it. Currently I run some of the XTech Tactical VP9 +5 Mag Extenders and they’ve run flawlessly. Today XTech Tactical introduced their new Complete Stainless Steel VP9 / P30 Magazines. VP9 mags are notoriously hard to find and when you do they are usually priced around $40-45. These new mags should be even nicer than factory mags with a retail price of just $34.95 each. Check out the press release for more information below.

Mesa, AZ- XTech Tactical, makers of the adjustable angle ATG AR Grip and MTX VP9 & P30 magazine extensions announced today the release of their complete magazine line for the H&K VP9 & P30 9mm pistols. These are anything but industry standard aftermarket magazines. The development process took over two years, and when you handle the parts it shows.

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First, each and every process, material, and even the packaging is US made. The magazine bodies are upgraded over factory to 310 Stainless Steel. After the stamping process, they are precision laser welded and then Teflon coated. The springs are Stainless Steel and were developed through engineered simulations vs. trial and error. The springs are pre-set so there is no break in and no change in strength over time. The magazines have been tested and abused, and are ready for any requirement of any global user. One more additional feature XTech Tactical added is an additional round indicator hole in the back for the 20th round when using the magazines with their MTX VP9, VP40 & P30 +5 Magazine Extender.

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The magazines are available as both 15rd (MSRP $34.95) and a 20rd combo with their MTX extender ($59.95). They can be purchased at www.xtechtactical.com and they are offering free shipping on the magazines for a limited time to celebrate their release. Dealer inquiries please contact jeremy@xtechtactical.com

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Custom VP9 and Extender Cerakote work completed by Twin State Hydrographics

Midwest Industries just announced their new Blast Can muzzle device and I’ve got to say, it looks pretty nice. It is 1.2″ wide and appears to be somewhere around 3″ long. The 1.2″ outside diameter means it will fit underneath a large number of rail systems which is a very popular setup. The fluting along the sides gives it a nicer look as well. The other nice part is that everyone should be able to afford one with an MSPR at just $34.95.

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Midwest Industries Blast Can 1

Midwest Industries new blast can will be coming soon. These will be available in a number of different thread patterns. The OD of these is 1.2 inches. These will be retailing for $34.95 More info coming soon.

http://www.midwestindustriesinc.com

A few weeks ago we introduced you guys to the new Stealth Recoil Spring from Armaspec. The Stealth Recoil Spring is a drop-in replacement for your standard AR Buffer and Buffer Spring that will make the action quieter and smoother. The idea is not new but the amazing pricing is! We knew these would be coming out soon but didn’t know where until today. Rainier Arms has the exclusive offering of the SRS-Carbine Stealth Recoil Spring which is equivalent to a 3.3oz buffer and carbine spring. The intro price is just $64.95 which is too good of a deal to pass up. Get yours now at www.RainierArms.com.

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The Stealth Recoil Spring™ SRS ™ is a self-contained multi-stage drop-in replacement for your standard buffer and spring. The Stealth Recoil Spring ™ is designed to reduce 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.

 SRS-Carbine at about 3.3oz Equivalent

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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To learn more about the BCM Mod 0 Series of stocks visit http://bravocompanymfg.com/stock/

**Press Release**

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.

Hexmag Glock Pistol Mag

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.

MSRP: $16.99

Hexmag pistol and rifle magazines are made in the USA and come with Hexmag’s Lifetime Warranty!

https://hexmag.com

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.

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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.

I’ve been known to tinker and tweak my guns until I get them running perfect. One of the AR’s I’ve done this the most on is my Quarter Circle 10 9mm. The blowback operation of these 9mm guns creates a ton of energy and gets the BCG moving at a very high rate creating a lot more felt recoil than you would ever guess and can also lead to beating up and breaking parts like bolt catches, etc. I’ve mostly been swapping around different springs and buffers going heavier and heavier.

QuarterCircle10 9mm Buffer Setup

KAK Industry just rolled out a brand new 9mm Configurable Buffer Kit that lets you swap out weights inside the buffer to adjust the overall weight of the buffer in stages up to 10 ounces.

KAK Industry 9mm Configurable Buffer Kit

This new KAK 9mm Configurable Buffer Kit would have really come in handy while I was trying to figure out the perfect buffer weight to get my build running like a sewing machine. It is also perfect for making adjustments for Suppressed, UnSuppressed, Subsonic Rounds, Full Auto, etc. If you’re tweaking your AR9, you definitely need to check out this new 9mm Configurable Buffer Kit from KAK Industry.

Rainier Arms has the exclusive intro offering of the new Cross Machine Tool ZCOMP-L Linear Muzzle Device. The new ZCOMP-L is basically a blast forwarding device with a few small side ports as well as some cool machining. The machining on the outside gives it a similar look to the standard ZCOMP and the mag well grooves CMT is know for. With out outside diameter of just 1.187″ you should be able to tuck a portion of this comp under many rails for a nice clean look.

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Cross Machine Tool ZCOMP L Linear comp 1

Cross Machine Tool’s ZCOMP™ LINEAR provides forward directional muzzle blast control desired on rifles with shorter barrels. The outer diameter fluting and front nose cuts not only reduce the overall weight of the device but also blend with the aggressive aesthetic appearance of our Trademark magwell grooves on CMT UHP15 series Lower receivers. Function of the ZCOMP LINEAR muzzle device is equaled by the exceptional visible manufacturing quality & apprearence you expect from Cross Machine Tool products. MADE IN USA.

Features for ZCOMP™ LINEAR 556:
– 1/2 28 RH ID threads
– 1.187″ max diameter x 2.75″ OAL.   Nitride finish
– Weight- 5.5 ozs.
– Caliber- 5.56mm / .223 Remington only
– Rating- Full Auto
– Zero porting on bottom side to reduce ground signature when fired from the prone position
– Zero porting on the center top side to reduce flash sight obstruction through optics/sights
– Minimal side port holes minimzing side blast concussion
– Crush washer included

Features for ZCOMP™ LINEAR .30 :
– 5/8- 24 RH ID threads
– 1.187″ max diameter x 2.75″ OAL.   Nitride finish
– Weight- 5.3 ozs.
– Caliber- 308, 300blkout, 6.5
– Rating- Full Auto
– Zero porting on bottom side to reduce ground signature when fired from the prone position
– Zero porting on the center top side to reduce flash sight obstruction through optics/sights
– Minimal side port holes minimzing side blast concussion
– Crush washer included

If you want to get your hands on the first batch of CMT ZCOMP-L’s to hit the market and get an exclusive intro price on them too, head on over to www.RainierArms.com now. They have both .22 Cal and .30 Cal models in stock and ready to ship.

SI (Strike Industries) just released another version of their SI Ultimate Dust Cover with a new Flag design. The previous version had more of a looping / flowing flag design. The new design features more straight lines that go better with the lines of an AR15. The coolest part about the SI UDCs is that they can be installed in seconds without needing to remove the handguard. They have a spring loaded pin that can be manually retracted for easy installation. 

The new Flag model of the SI Ultimate Dust Cover is finally in stock and shipping now in black and FDE! 

http://www.strikeindustries.com/shop/index.php/ar-enhanced-ultimate-dust-cover-223.html

SI Ultimate Dust Cover Flag V2

Right on the heels of releasing their new MOD2 handguards, Cross Machine Tool is now introducing their new ZCOMP LINEAR muzzle device. The ZCOMP-L will be available in .22, .30 and 9mm models with a Black Nitride finish. It also features the new signature ZCOMP “Z” patterned fluting and porting. It is also full auto rated and a 1.187″ outside diameter meaning it will tuck under most rails out there. Check out the images below showing the ZCOMP-L from drawing to finished product.

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Cross Machine Tool ZCOMP-L Linear Muzzle Device 1

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Cross Machine Tool ZCOMP-L Linear Muzzle Device 1

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The new Cross Machine Tool ZCOMP-L linear comp should be available at an introductory price through Rainier Arms in the first week of January 2017. 

If you’re in the market for muzzle devices, billet receivers, red dot sight mounts, etc, head on over to www.CMTTAC.com and check out all that Cross Machine Tool has to offer.

ETS Group Glock mags have been a huge hit ever since their introduction last year. Part of the reason for their popularity is that they cost quite a bit less than an OEM Glock mag and the transparent body looks awesome too. I bought some of the 31rd 9mm Glock mags from ETS a while back to use in my QuarterCircle10 AR9 and they have been awesome. They function flawlessly and are the only mags I have that will reliably lock the bolt back on an empty mag. They currently offer eight different 9mm Glock magazines and now they have added six new .40 Cal Glock magazines. Those new mags are 9rd, 13rd, 16rd, Competition Legal 19rd, Competition Legal 24rd and a 31rd. 

ETS Group 40 Cal Glock Mags

These new ETS Group .40 Cal Glock Mags start at just $16.99 but ETS is offering an introductory discount code which will save you 15% off. Just use the code “ETS40” during checkout at www.ETSGroup.us.

Seems like Tyrant Designs keeps making cooler and cooler looking products. This new MOD ForeGrip is the first in a series of ForeGrips that will be made by Tyrant Designs CNC. The main body of the grip is metal with polymer finger straps and is compatible with both KeyMod and MLOK handguards. Definitely looking forward to seeing the rest of this line. Check out the press release and images below.

TYRANT DESIGNS CNC ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST OF THEIR NEW LINE OF FOREGRIPS, THE MOD ForeGrip SERIES!

Tyrant Designs CNC, an industry leader in high-end aftermarket AR grips, has announced the release of their new line of foregrips. The MOD ForeGrip, available in black, red, blue (soon), and grey is CNC machined from a single piece of aerospace grade aluminum. The grip weighs in at a lightweight 1.7 ounces and is fully M-LOK and Keymod compatible.

Tyrant Designs CNC MOD ForeGrip 1Photo by Down Range Photography

The MOD ForeGrip is the first installment in our new line of foregrips! Designed to match our very successful MOD AR-15 Pistol Grip, it too has an aluminum body with a polymer finger strap. With a specially designed mounting system, it is compatible with both M-LOK and Keymod rails. Meaning with just a quick change in hardware (that is supplied with the grip when purchased) it can be mounted on either type of rail system. We believe that this is the type of versatility that operators need in order to furnish multiple weapons. The polymer strap helps the operator instantly feel comfortable with the foregrip and give them the confidence needed for any type of situation. We feel that foregrips are a great solution for anyone who desires more muzzle control, and we look forward to adding more to this line in 2017!  “

Tyrant Designs CNC is an AR accessories manufacturer based just outside of Chicago. They have had several successful designs for AR pistol grips and have plans to expand into other AR accessories for 2017.

Tyrant Designs CNC, LLC

10134 Pacific Ave

Franklin Park, Il 60131

http://www.tyrantcnc.com/

Additional photos of the new Tyrant Designs CNC MOD ForeGrip.

Tyrant Designs CNC MOD ForeGrip 2Photo by Greg Skaz Photography. All Black MOD ForeGrip

Tyrant Designs CNC MOD ForeGrip 2Photo by Greg Skaz Photography. Black and Red MOD ForeGrip with matching MOD Grip.

Tyrant Designs CNC MOD ForeGrip 2Photo by Greg Skaz Photography. Red MOD ForeGrip with Red LWP Grip.

Tyrant Designs has expanded their grip options to now include the MOD ForeGrip. The MOD ForeGrip features an all metal grip body with polymer straps that are similar in design and looks to their most popular pistol grip called the MOD Grip. The MOD ForeGrip is available in Black, Gray and Red and will definitely add a cool look to your AR. Another cool feature is that you don’t have to pick between MLOK or KeyMod as it will work on both. 

Tyrant Designs MOD ForeGrip 1Tyrant Designs MOD ForeGrip 2Tyrant Designs MOD ForeGrip 2– Durable (polymer straps and aluminum body, near indestructible)
– Interchangeable with M-LOK and KeyMod
– Lightweight- 1.7 oz 
– Beadblasted and Hardcoat anodized Black
– Comfortable (chamfered edges for a smooth feel)
– Temperature variation resistent
– Polymer strap
– Comes with everything needed for installation (screws and allen keys)

 

Rainier Arms has secured the first run of Tyrant Designs MOD ForeGrips and is offering them at an introductory price. Head on over to www.RainierArms.com to order one for yourself. These will ship in about 2 weeks.

**Press Release**

Blitzkrieg Components, LLC has just released several new options for their series of AR style front sight posts. First is a new bright orange color option that is now available in addition to the black, white and luminescent green options previously available. The new orange stripes are now available on their patented AR Chevron sight post and AR Tritium Chevron sight post, as well as their Spike shaped sight post for the Magpul® MBUS PRO® sights.  

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White stripe options have also been added to their line-up for the AR Tritium Chevron sight post and the Magpul® MBUS PRO® Spike sight post. The luminescent green color remains the only luminescent (glow) paint option. More white and orange models have been added based on customer demand. The popular AR Tritium Chevron is now available with white, orange, and luminescent green paint options.  

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All of the Blitzkrieg Components AR style sight posts are compatible with any front sight that accepts a standard front sight post. Installation is a simple drop-in process and models are available with a custom stainless steel sight tool if desired. The models for the Magpul® MBUS PRO® install in seconds with no tools and provide some great new options for those popular sights. All of the Blitzkrieg Components sight posts are machined from stainless steel with a tough black nitride finish. The contrasting paint stripes are applied into a machined groove using the most durable compounds for long service life. For more information visit their website at www.blitzkriegcomponents.com.

For the seasoned shooter, making adjustments on their go to optic may seem like second nature. For a novice or new shooter, making those same adjustments can take some time to figure out. Now throw in different optics with different click values and even an experienced shooter can get thrown off. ZeroBravo has just introduced the new S.M.A.R.T. Card which is designed as a tool to help you know right away what each click of virtually any optic represents from 7 meters all the way out to 400 meters.

The Simple Marksman Adjustment Reference Table, or S.M.A.R.T. Card, was developed to provide a simple answer to the question we have all had on the range. “How many clicks do I need to move up an inch at this distance?”

While the concept is simple, amassing the data into a useful format was key. For example – The DeltaPoint Pro or Trijicon RMR moves 1” per click at 100 yards. But how does that translate on your pistol at 7 yards? The answer to that question is 1 click moves 4/57” at 7 yards. Great! That is useless information to someone trying to figure out how many clicks to move their adjustment. So it is simplified to 1/14 – so it would take 14 clicks to move it 1 inch at 7 yards.

All the data was calculated for both yards and meters and the average was used. This number was then simplified to fractions of 1/* in order to give the shooter or coach a useful reference for how far to move that particular optic at the referenced distance. An example of this is that the M4 rear sight 3/4” per click at 100 meters. At 25 meters, it moves 6/35”. To simplify this, we change this to 7/35” – or simply 1/5”. So now you know you need to go 5 clicks at 25 meters to move 1”. While we freely acknowledge that the mathematical conversions are not exact, we feel that the difference of 1/35” is negligible and the referenced measurement is much more useful as the simple fraction.

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In addition to the data referenced on our wheel from 7m to 400 meters, the card also contains 2 rulers for measuring your groups as well as two trajectory illustrations for instructors to better explain this concept to their students.

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The card is made from water proof die cut PVC so additional protection is not required for use on the range, in your field bag, or anywhere else. Measuring 5” wide and 4” tall, the card will easily fit in your uniform pocket, back pocket or range bag.

The S.M.A.R.T. Card is manufactured from die cut PVC and is 100% Made in the USA.

Height:   4 in (10.16 cm)

Width:   5 in (12.7 cm)

Depth:   0.06 in (0.15 cm)

Weight:   0.5 oz (14.17 g)

I personally love to take someone who has never shot before and teach them firearms safety, get them out shooting, learning how to make scope adjustments, etc. The last thing I want to do with that new shooter is overwhelm them with a figuring out click values at different distances.

Using a tool like this in conjunction with working through the actual math reinforces that you’re doing the correct mental math. Practice Makes Perfect! While not everyone will feel the need for this product I definitely see it coming in very handy when helping new shooters learn how to make adjustments, working with a new optic, etc. Being that its made of a durable PVC material its an easy item to just throw in your range bag and take it with you anytime you shoot.

The new ZeroBravo S.M.A.R.T. Card is priced at just $14.95 available right now at www.ZeroBravo.com.


This article was written by Mark B Wentzel