The Sentinel AR10: Faxon’s Newest 8.6 Blackout

It’s all in the name… Sentinel. A Sentinel is a guard whose job it is to stand and keep watch. The Faxon Firearms Sentinel will do just that… keep watch… overwatch, that is. The AR-15, no doubt, is America’s favorite rifle. But even America’s rifle has its limitations. The primary limitation is that it cannot handle long-action cartridges such as the 8.6 BLK The standard 5.56 NATO cartridge loses a lot of velocity and power at a distance. So to get over that hurdle but still have the same feel as an AR-15, you’re looking at an AR10 The AR10 has the same look and feel as the AR-15. But you can now shoot longer action cartridges such as the 8.6 Blackout, 308 WIN, and 6.5 Creedmoor.

The Sentinel 8.6 BLK, part of Faxon’s Summit Line of firearms, boasts a billet aluminum receiver set, G3 Aluminum Streamline M-LOK Handguard, new 8.6 Blackout MuzzLok Muzzle Device, and the impressive 1:3 twist Big Gunner Profile Barrel. Faxon’s Lifetime Guarantee also backs the Faxon Sentinel.

Man holding an 8.6 BLK AR10

Faxon’s newest Pistol, the 8.6 Blackout AR10

Faxon Sentinel 8″ 8.6 Blackout AR10 Pistol

close up of a 8.6 BLK AR10 Pistol

8.6 Blackout AR10


  • 7075 Billet Aluminum Receiver Set
  • Faxon 8″ 1:3 Twist Big Gunner Profile 8.6 Blackout Barrel, 4150 CMV, Nitrided
  • Faxon MuzzLok 8.6 BLK 3-Port Muzzle Brake
  • Faxon G3 Aluminum Streamline M-LOK Handguard
  • Faxon G2 Superfinished AR10 BCG
  • Faxon AR-10 Height Gas Block
  • SBA3 Pistol Brace
  • Faxon Trigger by Rise Armament
  • B5 Pistol Grip
  • Ambi Charging Handle
  • Ambi Safety Selector
  • Pistol-Length Gas System

Weight and Dimensions

  • Weight: 6.59 lbs
  • Length: 24.5″
  • Depth: 7.5″
  • Width: 2″
Faxon 8.6 BLK AR10 Pistol

8″ 8.6 BLK AR10 Pistol

Faxon Sentinel 12″ 8.6 Blackout AR10 Pistol


  • 7075 Billet Aluminum Receiver Set
  • Faxon 12″ 1:3 Twist Big Gunner Profile 8.6 BLK Barrel, 4150 CMV, Nitrided
  • Faxon MuzzLok 8.6 BLK 3-Port Muzzle Brake
  • Faxon G3 Aluminum Streamline M-LOK Handguard
  • Faxon G2 Superfinished AR10 BCG
  • Faxon AR-10 Height Gas Block
  • SBA3 Pistol Brace
  • Faxon Trigger by Rise Armament
  • B5 Pistol Grip
  • Ambi Charging Handle
  • Ambi Safety Selector
  • Pistol-Length Gas System

Weight and Dimensions

  • Weight: 7.87 lbs
  • Length: 29.25″
  • Depth: 7.5″
  • Width: 2

Faxon Sentinel 16″ 8.6 Blackout AR10 Rifle


  • 7075 Billet Aluminum Receiver Set
  • Faxon 16″ 1:3 Twist Big Gunner Profile 8.6 BLK Barrel, 4150 CMV, Nitrided
  • Faxon MuzzLok 8.6 BLK 3-Port Muzzle Brake
  • Faxon G3 Aluminum Streamline M-LOK Handguard
  • Faxon G2 Superfinished AR10 BCG
  • Faxon AR-10 Height Gas Block
  • B5 Precision Collapsible Stock
  • Faxon Trigger by Rise Armament
  • B5 Pistol Grip
  • Ambi Charging Handle
  • Ambi Safety Selector
  • ​​​​​​​Carbine-Length Gas System

Weight and Dimensions

  • Weight: 9.33 lbs
  • Length: 36″
  • Depth: 7.5″
  • Width: 2″

The Faxon Sentinel AR10 rifle and AR10 pistol configurations are the best of the best in their particular niches. They are perfect if you find yourself needing to hit something further out with some devastating kinetic energy.

Meet The Maxim Defense MD9 PCC

Over the past few years, you’ve probably seen a massive resurgence of the pistol caliber carbine, most notably the 9mm carbine. Stability is the most significant advantage of the pistol caliber carbine over any sidearm. You’ve probably also seen some crack shots at the local shooting range who can shoot the wings off a fly at 25 yards with their sidearm. However, for the majority of shooters, handgun accuracy tends to begin dropping off around 15 yards, especially in kinetic situations where the adrenaline is surging and stress levels are through the roof. The pistol caliber carbine gives you added stability to hit your mid-range targets more accurately and consistently. Maxim Defense recognized this demand in the industry and answered with the MD9 9mm pistol caliber carbine. The Maxim Defense MD9 offers a PDX-like platform chambered in 9mm.

Maxim defense MD9 with furniture

MD9 with furniture

Maxim Defense MD9 Pistol Caliber Carbine

When you’re looking for Maxim Defense ingenuity in a new standard AR-9, the MD-9 is your answer. The MD-9 was engineered to fit the growing demand for cutting-edge AR9-style rifles for today’s Military and commercial market.

Every MD9 features Maxim’s free-floating barrel and custom handguard for increased comfort and versatility. These handguards provide a monolithic-like upper receiver platform and M-Slot compatibility.

person posing with a Maxim defense MD9

Testing out the MD9


  • Modified Maxim Defense HATEBRAKE
  • M-Rax and M-Slot compatible handguard
  • Military-grade materials
  • 5.8″ barrel
  • ALG Combat Trigger
  • Radian charging handle and selector
  • Maxim CQB stock
  • Ambidextrous magazine release
  • Fully floated barrel
  • The last round holds open
  • Compatible with Glock 9mm magazines (Glock 19 and larger)


  • Caliber: 9x19mm Parabellum
  • Barrel Thread Pitch: ½-28
  • Material Composition: 7075 Aluminum & tool steel
  • Finish: Nitride / Type III Anodizing
  • Barrel Length: 5.8″ [147.32mm]
  • Overall Length: 20″ [508mm] (collapsed stock)
  • Weight: 6lb 1oz [2.75kg]
  • Barrel Material: 4150 CrMoV
  • Muzzle Velocity: 1,150 FPS (Federal FMJ 124gr)

MD9 with bullets


MD9 posed against a wall

$1,995.00 at Maxim Defense

What Sets the Maxim Defense MD9 Apart?

The package weighs in at just over six pounds unloaded, and 20 inches collapsed, adding to the small footprint. The MD9 also boasts an ambidextrous magazine release, Radian charging handle, and selector. It accepts all Glock 9mm pattern magazines, G19 or longer. Rounding out the set-up is a modified Maxim Defense HATEBRAKE muzzle booster and ALG Combat trigger.

An issue seen in previous pistol caliber carbine designs is that the shooter would use the magwell for their support grip, which would cause the magazine to move just enough to cause failure to feed malfunctions. Maxim Defense recognized this issue and mitigated it by extending the length of the magwell, giving the shooter a full support hand grip without interfering with the function of the magazine.

The Modified HATEBRAKE emulates the back pressure of a suppressor. So not only is it directing the blast forward and away from the shooter and those around the shooter, but it regulates the cyclic rate. The advantage of this is whether you’re running the included HATEBRAKE or a 9mm suppressor, the cyclic rate will be consistent and not over-gassed.

Maxim Defense went with a barrel length of 5.8″ to maximize the velocity and hence accuracy of this PCC. The optimal barrel length for the 9mm cartridge is roughly 6″, so with the MD9, you’re getting optimal performance out of the 5.8″ barrel. In addition, the MD9 was tested with 124gr FMJ, which resulted in a muzzle velocity of 1,150 feet per second.

When it comes down to defending your home and keeping your family safe, stack the odds in your favor with the Maxim Defense MD9 pistol caliber carbine.

person posing a maxim defense MD9

Maxim Defense MD9

The Definitive Guide To Getting The Best AR-10 Barrel from Faxon Firearms

Faxon Firearms’ recently partnered with RE Tactical to write up what they refer to as the definitive guide to finding the best AR-10 barrel. Buying after-market barrels can be a hassle; maybe this might help. We’ve brought it here to share with you all. So here is the definitive guide to finding the best AR-10 Barrel from Faxon and RE Tactical!

A Definitive Guide To Finding The Best AR-10 Barrel

The purpose of the AR-10 platform is to get more power and long-range precision out of the AR platform. Who doesn’t want more power and precision? To capitalize on that power and precision, it makes sense to get the best AR 10 barrel you can find. The right barrel will allow you to maximize the benefits of using the larger 308 round in a semi-automatic AR-10 battle rifle.

Faxon Firearms’ high-quality, affordably priced AR10 barrels are all manufactured in the United States and ready for reliable and accurate long-range shooting. So whether you’re shooting 308 WIN, 6.5 Creedmoor, or the new 8.6 BLK, Faxon has the right barrel for you. Their stock of AR10 barrels are available in various lengths up to 24″, Salt Bath Nitride outside finish, gas systems (carbine, mid-length, and rifle-length), and barrel fluting.

Faxon AR10 barrels are also available in Big Gunner, Heavy Fluted, and Pencil profiles. They are made with the finest 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium or 416R Stainless Steel and rifled for the best possible velocity and accuracy. Before we get into finding the best AR 10 barrel, let’s answer some of the most common questions about AR10 barrel selection.

Best AR 10 Barrel

AR10 Barrel Length Considerations

There is more to consider about the barrel length than its effect on velocity and accuracy. For example, your barrel length will dictate your choice of accessories, such as handguards. Do you want something that just goes past the gas block or something that runs the full length out to the muzzle?

This can be important for aesthetic or practical reasons, such as ensuring that a suppressor or other muzzle device has enough clearance between the end of the muzzle and the handguard. In addition, a longer handguard provides more real estate for accessories like optics, sling mounts, and bipods. Finally, keep in mind that the length of the barrel will play a major part in the rifle’s overall weight, which is something to consider if this is a hunting setup.

What is the optimal barrel length for 308?

Barrels lengths for AR10 calibers range from 16″ up to 24″. Although 20″ seems to be the sweet spot for the 308, with the right barrel, you can get away with using a 16″ barrel.

How accurate is a 308 16-inch barrel?

A 16″ barrel will do you just fine until you get out to and past 600 yards. Unfortunately, the 308 round will drop significantly past 600 yards, so if you’re going to be engaging targets at distances past 600 yards, you’d be better off with a 20″ barrel.


Is an 18-inch barrel good for an AR 10?

Most 308 WIN loads get full powder burn at roughly 18 inches of barrel length. So for a general-purpose AR10 build, an 18-inch barrel will do you just fine.

However, even in 18-inch barrels, the profile and gas system length can determine weight. 18-inch barrels can range from a Faxon pencil to a thicker Big Gunner profile and come in both mid and rifle-length types.

What is the most Accurate AR10 Barrel?

The Faxon Match Series AR10 barrels take renowned performance and value up a notch.

Manufactured in-house from gun-barrel-quality bar-stock, the Match Series barrels start with 416-R in 5R rifling. 5R is a hybrid rifling with lands opposite grooves and reduced sharp angles that reduce jacket deformation, increasing velocity, and easy cleaning. After rigorous testing, the barrels are Nitride treated inside and out, locking in the bore, extending barrel life, and keeping the elements at bay.

The extension is coated in a Nickel Teflon coating that maintains incredible dry lubricity and corrosion resistance. The Nickel Teflon coating also tightens up the fit between the extension and receiver, further improving accuracy. As a result, the Faxon AR10 Match Series barrels are ready for when duty calls with unrivaled performance.

Best AR-10 Barrel | Faxon Firearms

Below you’ll find a list of AR10 barrels available for your next AR-10 build or upgrade.

Faxon Match 16″ Heavy Fluted, 308 WIN Specs

  • Barrel Material: 416-R
  • Barrel Type: 5R Button Rifled
  • Barrel Caliber: .308 WIN
  • Barrel Twist: 1:10
  • Barrel Length: 16
  • Barrel Profile: Heavy Fluted
  • Barrel Gas System: Mid
  • Inside Finish: Salt Bath Nitride
  • Outside Finish: Salt Bath Nitride
  • Muzzle Thread: 5/8-24
  • Gas Block Diameter: .750″
  • Gas Block Journal Length: 1.1″
  • Barrel Extension: DPMS LR-308 Compatible – Nickel Teflon Coated
  • Barrel Weight: 2.03 Lbs
  • Magnetic Particle Inspected
  • Recessed Target Crown


Faxon Match 16″ Big Gunner, 6.5 Creedmoor Specs

  • Barrel Material: 416-R
  • Barrel Type: 5R Button Rifled
  • Barrel Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
  • Barrel Twist: 1:8
  • Barrel Length: 16
  • Barrel Profile: Big Gunner
  • Barrel Gas System: Mid
  • Inside Finish: Salt Bath Nitride
  • Outside Finish: Salt Bath Nitride
  • Muzzle Thread: 5/8-24
  • Gas Block Diameter: .750″
  • Gas Block Journal Length: 1.9″
  • Barrel Extension: DPMS LR-308 Compatible – Nickel Teflon Coated
  • Barrel Weight: 1.89 lbs
  • Magnetic Particle Inspected
  • Polished 11-degree Target Crown

16 inch 6.5 Creedmoor

Faxon Match 18″ Heavy Fluted, 308 WIN Specs

  • Barrel Material: 416-R
  • Barrel Type: 5R Button Rifled
  • Barrel Caliber: .308 WIN
  • Barrel Twist: 1:10
  • Barrel Length: 18
  • Barrel Profile: Heavy Fluted
  • Barrel Gas System: Rifle (1.1″ Journal)
  • Inside Finish: Salt Bath Nitride
  • Outside Finish: Salt Bath Nitride
  • Muzzle Thread: 5/8-24 TPI
  • Gas Block Diameter: .750″
  • Gas Block Journal Length: 1.1″
  • Barrel Extension: DPMS LR-308 Compatible – Nickel Teflon Coated
  • Barrel Weight: 2.25 Lbs
  • Magnetic Particle Inspected
  • Recessed Target Crown


Faxon Match 18″ Big Gunner, 6.5 Creedmoor Specs

  • Barrel Material: 416-R
  • Barrel Type: 5R Button Rifled
  •  Barrel Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
  • Barrel Twist: 1:8
  • Barrel Length: 18
  • Barrel Profile: Big Gunner
  • Barrel Gas System: Rifle
  • Inside Finish: Salt Bath Nitride
  • Outside Finish: Salt Bath Nitride
  • Muzzle Thread: 5/8-24
  • Gas Block Diameter: .750″
  • Gas Block Journal Length: 1.9″
  • Barrel Extension: DPMS LR-308 Compatible – Nickel Teflon Coated
  • Barrel Weight: 2.46lbs
  • Magnetic Particle Inspected
  • Polished 11-degree Target Crown

18 inch 6.5 Creedmoor

Faxon Match 20″ Big Gunner, 6.5 Creedmoor Specs

  • Barrel Material: 416-R Stainless Steel
  • Barrel Type: 5R Button Rifled
  • Barrel Caliber: 6.5 Creedmoor
  • Barrel Twist: 1:8
  • Barrel Length: 20
  • Barrel Profile: Big Gunner
  • Barrel Gas System: Rifle
  • Inside Finish: Salt Bath Nitride
  • Outside Finish: Salt Bath Nitride
  • Muzzle Thread: 5/8-24 TPI
  • Gas Block Diameter: .750″
  • Gas Block Journal Length: 1.9″
  • Barrel Extension: DPMS LR-308 Compatible – NP3 Nickel Teflon Coated
  • Barrel Weight: 2.59 lbs
  • Magnetic Particle Inspected
  • Polished 11-degree Target Crown

20-inch 6.5 Creedmoor

Wrapping It Up!

The AR-10 is an excellent platform for reaching out with larger calibers.

Choosing the right barrel is a significant decision, one that is based on your needs as a shooter. Long-range competition shooting, close-quarters shooting, and hunting all have different needs, so choose wisely.

Faxon Firearms barrels are some of the best barrels for the money on the market right now. They’re well-designed, and the performance is hard to beat. That’s why the Faxon Firearms 308 Winchester and 6.5 Creedmoor Big Gunner Profile Barrels are some of the best AR-10 barrels on the market.

Lancer OD Green Mags: At GunMag Warehouse

GunMag Warehouse is proud to announce the exclusive availability of AR15 Lancer Advanced Warfighter Magazines in Olive Drab Green (ODG). 

Lancer OD Green Mags in AR

The Lancer Advanced Warfighter Magazines are made for the AR15.

Available in 10-, 20-, and 30-round versions, these Lancer OD Green mags feature:

• Hardened steel feed lips
• Impact resistant polymer body
• Steel-topped magazine catch
• Non-tilt follower
• Constant curve internal geometry
• a Stainless Steel spring
• Aggressive texturing on the body for a positive grip
• Slim body design

Different capacities of Lancer OD Green mags

Lancer Advanced Warfighter Magazines come in 3 different capacities; 10, 20, and 30 round.The Lancer OD Green Advanced Warfighter Magazine may be purchased in:

• 10-round capacity

• 20-round capacity

• 30-round capacity

In addition to Lancer OD Green mags, many of these magazines can be purchased in other colors: black, smoke, flat dark earth, translucent red, blaze orange, and translucent dark earth are all options, though it is increasingly difficult to keep them in stock. Availability will vary with demand.

Lancer mags in darker colors

Darker shaded colors of the Lancer Advanced Warfighter Magazines.

Lancer OD Green Mags in bright and dark colors

Lancer Advanced Warfighter Magazines in brighter and darker colors.

About GunMag Warehouse

Founded in 2012, GunMag Warehouse has become the predominant gun magazine and accessory destination for new and veteran gun enthusiasts alike. We provide nearly every magazine that is currently in production, in stock, and ready to ship. Accessories too!  We can take care of you. GunMag Warehouse has the largest selection of commercial gun magazines anywhere. Follow us: @gunmagwarehouse on Twitter; /gunmagwarehouse/ on Facebook. Connect on IG, @gunmagwarehouse. Be sure to follow our blog, The Mag Life.

The Night Fision ORS Tritium Sights Series

Night Fision’s Optics Ready Stealth Series (ORS) tritium sights are engineered to offer a lower ⅓ co-witness. Still, with the new blade heights, a wider array of optics and handgun combinations will see what is regarded as the best position for backup irons on a handgun with a slide-mounted optic.

Night Fision Optics Ready Sights

ORS sights are designed from the dovetail up to work as backup sights for optics yet obscuring less of the optic window while still allowing three-dot sight as an alternative to repurposing Suppressor Height sights alignment if needed.

Night Fision Optics Ready Stealth Pistol Sights

Night Fision is pleased to announce new blade height offerings for three manufacturers in their Optics Ready Stealth Series product line; GlockSIG SAUER, and Heckler & Koch.

Optics Ready Stealth Glock Sights

Designed to work with pistol optics, these Optics Ready Glock sights offer the perfect 1/3 co-witness tailored to the shooter’s preference. Additionally, they are serrated for low glare, so you’ll never know they’re there until you need them.

Glock Night Fision optics

Two new Glock 17 MOS sights from Night Fision.

Optics Ready Stealth SIG Sauer Sights

Designed to work with pistol optics, these Optics Ready SIG SAUER sights offer the perfect 1/3 co-witness tailored to the shooter’s preference. Additionally, they are serrated for low glare, so you’ll never know they’re there until you need them.

SIG Sauer Night Fision sight

New SIG Sauer P320 RXP sight from Night Fision.

Optics Ready Stealth HK VP9 Sights

Designed to work with pistol optics, these Optics Ready HK VP9 sights offer the perfect 1/3 co-witness tailored to the shooter’s preference. Additionally, they are serrated for low glare, so you’ll never know they’re there until you need them.

HK VP9 Night Fision Optic

Two new HK VP9 optics from Night Fision.

Optics Ready Stealth Series FEATURES

  • Green Tritium Vials in front and rear sights are housed in a ballistic-grade polymer.
  • Thin ring size on front sight balances visibility without distraction.
  • Perfect Dot front sights have a domed lens to focus glow for crisp sight picture, and fluorescent rings guaranteed not to chip, crack, or break.
  • Rear sight available in blank or with black polymer ringed Tritium.
  • Serrated heavy-duty steel sight body complimented by a tough Nitride Coating.
  • Blade heights allow for various co-witness possibilities with different optic, plate, and milling-depth combinations.
  • Built-in the USA with Swiss Tritium

These new sights are designed so that they are just high enough to clear the optic. Many shooters have used suppressor height sights to co-witness with an optic in the past. The problem is that it clutters the optic sight window and can become distracting to the shooter. With many pistol optic manufacturers making more oversized sight windows, why would we want to impede that with tall irons?

The new Optics Ready Stealth tritium sights are designed to sit right at the bottom of the pistol optic sight window, allowing you to take full advantage of the sight picture but still have co-witnessed irons as a backup.

These additions to our most popular product line affirm that they truly are designed with our customers in mind,” said Rachel Maloney, Marketing Director for Night Fision, “that we can help our customers create their perfect sight picture and remove any barriers to both having the brightest night sights on the market mounted on their gun, yet avoid crowding their optic window when they aren’t needed.”

For more information on these products or other Night Fision offerings, visit the Night Fision website.

Aero Precision AR Successfully Tested to NIJ Standard

An Aero Precision AR has successfully completed a series of rigorous testing procedures required to meet National Institute of Justice (NIJ) standards for law enforcement. Following that process, the rifle was evaluated with a 10,000-round endurance test.

The Aero Precision Rifle under testing

The weapon experienced zero malfunctions during the 10,040 round NIJ assessment, even in extreme conditions that fall outside normal use.

Evaluation to NIJ Standard

The evaluation process was conducted by a West Coast law enforcement agency and included the following phases:

• Initial 60-round test fire sequence
• 12 hour Freezer period with subsequent 30-round test fire
• 12 hour Oven period (120° Fahrenheit) with subsequent 30-round test fire
• Water submersion with subsequent 30-round test fire
• Sand submersion with subsequent 30-round test fire
• Six (6) position drop test with five (5) rounds fired after each drop.1
• Initial zero with optic and iron sights
• Final zero conducted with 3-round zeroing shots near the end of the endurance test with an acceptable zero of 2.75 in.

Endurance Test

• The test consisted of 10,000 rounds fired in 1,000 round increments.
• The rifle was cleaned and lubricated prior to the beginning of the test.
• It was subsequently lubricated in 1000-round intervals.
• The firing schedule for this rifle consisted of 150-180-round increments from various shooting positions and firing rates.
• There was an 8-12 round cooldown period between firing cycles utilizing a 4’x4′ industrial fan.
• The gas rings of the rifle were replaced at 6,040 rounds.
• A final zeroing test was conducted at around 9,960.

The Aero Precision rifle completed both the NIJ Standards and Endurance Test with zero (0) operational problems.

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Aero Precision AR15 lower receivers are among the most sought-after in the industry.

1The charging handle lever on the port side broke during the drop testing sequence and the flash-hider and pistol group came loose. None of these issues impacted how the rifle functioned. Loosened parts were re-tightened.

2The T&E optic failed during the drop test; no effect on the rifle test. A second T&E optic also failed. A third T&E optic was used during the endurance firing sequence.


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Aero Precision's AR15 uppers are designed, built, and tested to the highest quality.

Every AR15 upper from Aero Precision, stripped or complete, is engineered, built, and inspected to the highest possible standards.

The team of Aero Precision is highly trained and uses amazing technology to get the job done.

Aero Precision provides a highly skilled crew with state of art technology to build extraordinarily reliable weapon systems.

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Walther releases WMP: “Walther Magnum Pistol” in 22 WMR

Walther has announced the release of their first-ever .22 Magnum pistol: the WMP, saying:

“This isn’t just another target practice plinker, Walther has developed a high quality, lightweight, easy-to-shoot, and affordable pistol for shooters who want to stay READY as part of their active outdoor lifestyle.”

They go on to say,

“Featuring an optics-ready slide, best-in-class ergonomics, and a first-time patented ambidextrous reloading mechanism incorporating both paddle and button releases called the Quad Release. With 4 total activation points, the Quad Release mechanism is the most versatile ambidextrous mag release ever created.”

It will ship with either two flush-fit 15-round Walther WMP magazines or 10-round WMP mags depending on local restrictions. It will also come with a pair of optic adapter plates for most RDS footprints.

Walther WMP Specifications

Caliber:                   22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire
Color:                       Black
Slide:                        Aluminum optics ready
Frame:                     Polymer
OAL:                         8.2 inches
Slide Length:        8.2 inches
Width:                     1.48 inches
Height:                   5.66 inches
Barrel Length:    4.5 inches
Sights (Front):    Fiber Optic
Sights (Rear):     Serrated
Weight:                  27.8 ounces (with empty magazine)
Mag Capacity:     15 rounds

Learn more about the Walther WMP on the Walther Arms website,

Faxon Firearms Rimfire: New 10/22 Barrels

Push Reliability and Accuracy to new heights with Ruger 10/22 barrels From Faxon Firearms. Faxon Firearms is proud to announce the availability of new rimfire barrels for the ever-iconic Ruger 10/22 rifle.

Why Should You Upgrade your Rimfire Barrels?

There is no doubt that the Ruger 10/22 is a good rifle out of the box with all factory components. Ruger has a reputation for building a dependable, durable, and accurate rifle ready to shoot straight from the factory. Because of its popularity and reputation, the Ruger 10/22 has created one of the largest aftermarket parts industries of any rifle.

Rimfire barrel

Rimfire barrel

One of the top benefits of owning a Ruger 10/22 is the fact that you can customize it without going broke. This alone makes the 10/22 rifle an excellent choice for those looking to tinker with their gun or get into the skill of gunsmithing.

With so many upgrades available, though, most owners overlook one of the most important components of their Ruger 10/22; the barrel. Ruger puts a decent Rimfire barrels on their factory 10/22 rifles; however, If you want to enhance the accuracy and performance, you must consider upgrading the barrel.

Faxon believes that firearms bring people together and create generational memories. Faxon Firearms looks to expand on this legacy with the Faxon Rimfire line. Faxon Rimfire Barrels are made from 416-R stainless steel, given six groove rifling at a 1:16 twist, and a Recessed Target Crown. Barrels are Magnetic Particle Inspected and are finished in either Salt Bath Nitride or PVD. Both Tapered and Bull Barrel options are available.” – Faxon Firearms.

New “Shorty” 10/22 Rimfire Barrels (6.0″, 8.5″, and 10.5″)

The newest expansion of the Faxon Firearms Rimfire line includes three new short barrel offerings for the Ruger 10/22 platform. These new “shorty” barrels all have fluted designs and threaded muzzles and are all made from 416R stainless steel.

Rimfire barrel

These new 10/22 barrels are being manufactured alongside the other Faxon rimfire barrels in their Cincinnati facility. Like the other barrels, they are manufactured from raw bar stock. In addition, they will undergo the same Magnetic Particle Inspection testing and quality assurance measures that all their rifle and pistol barrels go through.

These three new Rimfire barrels will feature 6-groove rifling with a 1:16 barrel twist rate and recessed target crown and will be finished in either a Salt Bath Nitride or PVD coating. In addition, the 6″ and 10.5″ 10/22 barrels will come with the same straight fluting design.

The short 8.5″ 10/22 barrel will feature a Flame fluted design.

If you’re going to install any one of these barrels on a standard 10/22 receiver, you’ll need to go through the NFA registration process of applying for a tax stamp since it will be classified as an SBR.

Faxon Rimfire Ruger 10/22 Barrel Specs

  • Barrel Caliber: .22 LR
  • Barrel Chamber: .22 LR Sporting
  • Barrel Profile: Flame Fluted
  • Barrel Material: 416-R Stainless
  • Barrel Weight: 1.0 to 1.4 lbs
  • Barrel Length: 16″
  • Barrel Twist: 1:16
  • Barrel Finish: Salt Bath Nitride
  • Rifling: 6 Groove
  • Target Crown: Recessed
  • Compatibility: 10/22, non-takedown

Side view of the ruger 10/22

Top of the Ruger 10/22 with the barrel

Faxon Rimfire Ruger 10/22 barrel’s weight savings.

  • Standard Factory Barrel: 1.78 lbs
  • Faxon Rimfire Pencil Barrels: 1.0 lbs
  • Faxon Rimfire Fluted Barrels: 1.4 lbs

The 10/22 may be an excellent rifle out of the box, but any one of these barrels will, without a doubt, maximize the performance even further.

Faxon Firearms has a barrel that can help you meet your goals when the time comes to take your rifle to the next level.

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DSX-D: Duty Suppressor System

The DSX-D Duty Suppressor System from Maxim Defense was built to optimize quiet performance in a suppressed weapon system. It provides superior direct thread suppression to weapons chambered in 5.56, 7.62, and 6.5 Creedmoor.

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DSX-D Duty Suppressor in the FDE color.

Duty is built for the world’s most rigorous demands; this suppressor is designed to be the most robust and strongest suppressor in the category. It has been repeatedly tested with SOCOM tables across various calibers and barrel lengths, down to 8.5″ 5.56 NATO with M855 ball ammunition. It has survived with no damage or significant changes in sound reduction.

DSX-D: Duty Suppressor System

The DSX-D Duty Suppressor was explicitly designed to minimize the violent cyclic rate and gas blowback of a suppressed weapon system like the AR15.

The suppressor consists of a three-piece MonoKore design that adds 7.25″ to the muzzle of your rifle. It is rated for full-auto (with an 8.5″ barrel restriction) in the following calibers:

►  5.56mm

►  7.62mm

►  6.5 Creedmoor

  • Increase reliability and longevity with host firearms due to low gas blowback and low gain in host weapon cyclic rate compared to other more traditional suppressor designs.
  • Drops sound to well below hearing safe levels. The specific reduction amount is based on weapon configuration, ammunition, barrel length, and atmospheric conditions.¹
  • Decreases flash, decreases recoil, increases accuracy.
  • Fully and easily serviceable.
  • Disassembles with common tools.
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Closer look at the DSX-D Duty Suppressor.

DSX-D Direct Thread Suppressor FEATURES

  • State-of-the-art MonoKore design.
  • Simple 3-piece design.
  • Military-grade materials.
  • Adds 7.25″ to the muzzle.
  • Purposefully built for each available caliber
  • The suppressor core has integrated carbon cutters for tube cleaning
  • Full auto rated in all available calibers, 8.5″ barrel restriction
  • It can be pinned to a 10.3″ barrel to effect a 16″ overall barrel length
  • Ships with direct thread mount²
  • Secondary retention feature for the suppressor tube.

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    DSX-D Duty Suppressor pieces.

DSX-D Direct Thread Suppressor Technical Specs

  • Available Calibers: 5.56mm, 7.62mm, 6.5mm
  • Diameter: 1.75″ outer diameter
  • Material Composition: Grade-5 Titanium, 17-4 SS
  • Weight: 21 oz
  • Length: 7.9″ overall length
  • Finish: Cerakote DLC (Diamond-like coating)
  • Available in black, gray, or FDE.
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The various colors available for the DSX-D Duty Suppressor.

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  1. For example, the average measurement per MILSTD-1474D of 134dB on a 10.3″ AR-15 chambered in 5.56 measured at the shooter’s left ear.
  2. A ½-28 thread mount for 5.56; 5/8-24 thread mount for 7.62 and 6.5 calibers

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Maxim Defense DRF-22 Rimfire Suppressor

It’s said in the industry that it’s easy to make a 22 suppressor, but to make a good one is another story. Maxim Defense has taken the .22 suppressor to a whole ‘nuther level with its new DRF-22.

They’ve been seen and discussed before, but we will provide you with a little more detail.

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DRF-22 (Direct Thread Rimfire) 22 Suppressor

Why the DRF-22? Because the DRF-22 suppressor is specifically designed to minimize the increase in cyclic rate and gas blowback of a suppressed rimfire firearm.

Primary design features include the significant reduction of sound signature, decreasing flash signature, reduction of recoil, and increasing the accuracy of the suppressed firearm.

And let’s be honest. Who wouldn’t want a suppressed .22? With the right ammo, the most you will typically hear is the action of the bolt. What’s not to like about that?


Things to Know

There are four unique characteristics of the Maxim Defense DRF-22 rimfire suppressor that a potential user/shooter should know.

  1. It is user-serviceable. This means that you can disassemble and clean the suppressor without having any specialized tools or having to send it into Maxim Defense. If the core itself becomes compromised from a bullet strike, all you need to do is remove the core from the tube and send in that part; there is no need to send in the serialized part and deal with the red tape of replacing that.
  2. The suppressor has been designed to mitigate First Round Pop significantly; see below for more information.
  3. The suppressor tube has an integrated carbon scraper. As you unscrew and pull the tube from the core, it scrapes any excess carbon from the internal core of the suppressor.

With some other suppressors on the market, after running a lot of rounds through them, the threads tend to lock up, and you cannot remove the suppressor from the gun. Maxim Defense has put the time into their thread design to ensure the suppressor stays secured to the weapon, but it will unthread with minimal effort when it comes time to remove it.

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What is First Round Pop?

First-round pop is defined by the volume of the first round fired minus the average of the volume of the remaining rounds fired.

In a typical case, the first round fired is much louder than the other rounds that you would fire. There are several contributing factors to first-round pop.

First and foremost: before the first round is fired, the suppressor is full of an oxygen-rich atmosphere. This oxygen encourages a secondary detonation inside the suppressor as unburnt and burning gun powder enters the device.

After the first round is fired, the suppressor is immediately full of carbon dioxide instead of oxygen; additional detonations do not occur. There are other causes of first-round pop, but this is the most common.

Two others are:

  • Ammunition. Pressure. Pressure is generated in different measures by different loads. Therefore, separate versions even of the same cartridge (and/or manufacturers) may react differently.
  • Barrel length. Barrel length also contributes to first-round pop. As a result, short-barreled weapon systems tend to have first-round pop than their longer barrel counterparts.

Maxim Mitigation

Maxim Defense 22 suppressors, for the most part, are designed to negate or, at a minimum, significantly reduce first-round pop. The internal geometry of the suppressor baffles are what tend to increase or decrease first-round pop.

When Maxim Defense designed its monocore, they went to great lengths to find the right combination of entrance chamber volume and baffle geometry (fluid resistance). Its DSX and PRS line of suppressors have an integrated M baffle in the entrance chamber that significantly reduces or negates all first-round pop entirely. Its line of 22 suppressors does not have an integrated M baffle, as it turns out that they do not need it. The baffle geometry that they had designed worked perfectly on its own. For the .22, it all came down to a mathematically and geometrically optimized monocore.


DRF-22 Rimfire Suppressor Technical Specs

  • Diameter: 1.0″ outer diameter
  • Material Composition: 7075-T6 Aluminum and 6AI-4V Titanium
  • Weight: 3.5 ounces
  • Overall Length: 5.9″
  • Finish: Type III MIL-SPEC hard coat anodizing and DLC

DRF-22 Rimfire Suppressor Features

  • State of the art MonoKore Design
  • Simple three-piece design
  • Constructed of military-grade materials
  • No detectable first round pop
  • Designed explicitly for .22LR pistols and rifles chambered in .22LR, .22MAG, and.17HMR
  • Disassembles with standard tools for end-user serviceability

Find DRF-22 Rimfire Suppressor or the entire Maxim Defense suppressor lineup here online.