Aimpoint Receives U.S. Army Contract for Optical Sights

The following is a Press Release from Aimpoint:

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Manassas, VA – March 22, 2017Aimpoint, the worldwide leader in reflex sight technology, has been awarded a contract for supply of 30,000 M68 Close Combat Optics (M68CCO) to the U.S. Army. The Aimpoint CompM4s sight is type-classified as the M68CCO when used by the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. These sights will be supplied with a killFlash® anti-reflection device, rubber lens covers, and adapters which allow the sights to be deployed on all versions of the M16 rifle, M4 Carbine, and light machineguns such as the M240 and M249.
“Aimpoint has been a trusted supplier to the U.S. Armed Forces since 1997. With the troops counting on us to build the best sights in the world, it’s a job we all take very seriously,” said Brian Lisankie, President of Aimpoint Inc. “The CompM4s is the standard by which all other reflex sights are measured. These optics are designed to function with complete reliability and accuracy under the harshest conditions, and do so with near-legendary levels of ruggedness and dependability.”
Aimpoint produces a complete line of high quality reflex sights for use by military, law enforcement, hunters, and sport shooters. The company also produces electronic fire control systems for use on crew-served weapons. For more information on Aimpoint products, please visit the company’s webpage: www.aimpoint.com.

Tyrant Designs CNC Mini-Vert Grip

The following is a Press Release from Tyrant Designs CNC:

Tyrant Designs CNC , an industry leader in high-end aftermarket AR  grips is only a few weeks away from releasing their first ever AR vertical grip! So far they are only calling it the Mini Vert Grip. The dimensions are roughly 3” L x .8” W and is directly compatible with M-LOK and KeyMod. The 3” in length is almost an inch shorter than most vertical grips, Tyrant instead utilizing an elongated lip at the bottom, allowing the operator the option of either tucking their pinky behind, or resting the finger on top. It is said to weigh around 2 ounces, but no official number has been recorded. Tyrant Designs also mentioned that this will be their most affordable product to date, and the price point will be very competitive with other vertical grips.

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“This is something that we have been slowly working on for some time now. There are some great vertical grips out there, and we did not want to release just a ‘me too’ product. The mini vert is lightweight and shorter than most vert grips. That translates into less hanging mass on the operators rifle while still giving them the added control a vertical grip offers. ”

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Tyrant Designs CNC is an AR accessories manufacturer based just outside of Chicago. They have had several successful designs for AR pistol grips and are releasing their line of vertical grips and handstops next month.

Tyrant Designs CNC, LLC
10134 Pacific Ave
Franklin Park, Il 60131
http://www.tyrantcnc.com/

Press Release – Aero Precision February Builder Sets

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Aero Precision has announced their February Builders Set, which is a limited release, one time finish of Cobalt Cerakote on the M4E1 (AR15) platform.

 The package includes:

  • M4E1 Upper Receiver
  • Gen 2 AR15 Lower Receiver
  • 15” Enhanced Gen 2 Handguard (M-LOK or Keymod Available)
  • Billet Trigger Guard

The set MSRP’s for $399.99.

For more information and to purchase, please click HERE.

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SHOT 2017 Range Day – SOG Knives

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SOG Knives and Tools has always continued to strive to innovate year after year.  2017 is no different.  Continue to read to see what is new for this year.

SOG Baton Multi-Tools 001-1000

SOG has reimagined the multi-tool with their new Baton series.  The models are named Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4.  Each in the series is meant to fulfill a different series of tasks, not just add more tools to each.  The smallest, the Q1, is just a bit bigger than a permanent marker.  In the image below, you can see a variety of what each looks like open, but for a full break down, I recommend clicking on the model name below to check them out on the SOG webpage for full details.  Just the opening of these tools are worth checking them out.

Q1   |   Q2   |   Q3   |   Q4

SOG Baton Multi-Tools 002-1000

As pictured below, there are two new Kiku Models, the Kiku Assisted and Kiku Fixed.  All of these knives are designed in collaboration with master blade maker, Kiku Matsuda of Japan.  The Kiku Assisted comes with a VG-10 blade in either Black TiNi or Satin Polish and is 3.5″ in length (8.1″ OAL).  The handles are made of linen Micarta and have to be held personally to appreciate the texture of these knives.  The Kiku Assisted MSRP between $174-$187, depending on blade choice.

The Kiku Fixed is available in a 4″ VG-10 Satin Polish Blade and also comes with a linen Micarta handle.  A kydex sheath is also included.  The MSRP for the Kiku Fixed is $254.

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The below knife, the “Terminus”, is an all-purpouse slipjoint folding knife that is legal in many places.  The 3″ CTS BD1 steel blade does not lock, though there is positive pressure to ensure the blade does not inadvertently close.  The  Terminus is available in Black Oxide ($80) or Satin Polish ($67).  This knife features G10 handles and a reversible pocket clip.

SOG Terminus 001-1000

If you drop the below Ultra C-Ti knife in your pocket, you may forget it is there.  Weighing in at just 1.3oz, the Ultra C-Ti features a VG-10 steel blade and carbon fiber handle with titanium clip, which doubles as a money clip.  It is available only with a bead blasted blade and MSRP’s at $134.

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For more information, please visit: http://www.sogknives.com/

SHOT 2017 – F1 Firearms

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F1 Firearms had a bit to show for their new product line-up at the 2017 SHOT Show.

F1 Firearms UDR-15 3G Gen 2 Billet Stripped Upper
F1 Firearms UDR-15 3G Gen 2 Billet Stripped Upper

The new F1 Firearms UDR-15 UDR-15 3G Gen 2 Billet Stripped Upper features a new lightweight skeletonized design and has a universal MIL-SPEC lower receiver capability.


F1 Firearms UDR-15 Billet Stripped Lower
F1 Firearms UDR-15 Billet Stripped Lower

The F1 Firearms UDR-15 and UDR-15 3G Lower Receivers are now both capable of universal MIL-SPEC upper receiver compatibility.

F1 Firearms UDR-15 3G Stripped Lower
F1 Firearms UDR-15 3G Stripped Lower 

F1 Firearms M7M Miculek .308 Handguard
F1 Firearms M7M Miculek .308 Handguard

The F1 Firearms M7M Miculek handguard is now available for the .308 platform.


F1 Firearms Safety Selector Kits
F1 Firearms Safety Selector Kits

The F1 Firearms Safety Selector Kits are available as pictured and in the “Crusader” model and available in black, silver, red, green and blue.


F1 Firearms CMB-DS Muzzle Brake
F1 Firearms CMB-DS Muzzle Brake

The F1 Firearms CMB-DS Muzzle Brake is available in both 5.56 and .308 models and offer enhanced recoil reduction and minimal muzzle rise.


SHOT Show 2017 - F1 Firearms Barrels 002-1000

F1 Firearms now has additional options for fluting as well as additional black nitride options.

SHOT Show 2017 - F1 Firearms Barrels 001-1000


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Also be on the look out for additional custom color options.

For more information, please visit: http://f-1firearms.com/

SHOT 2017 – Safariland

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I personally know a lot of police officers that have been patiently waiting year after year for the development of a quality Level III Retention Holster that will accept the RMR.  The wait appears to be over.

SHOT Show 2017 - Safariland 6364-6360 MOS Holster 001-1000

Welcome to the model 6364-6360-MOS, at least that is that model that I was given.  The MSRP that I was given seemed very low for this model, especially when you compare it to the same holster without the RMR capability, so for now, I will list the MSRP as “TBD”.

SHOT Show 2017 - Safariland 6364-6360 MOS Holster 004-1000

Per Safariland, the only model of holster that will be available with the RMR in a Level III configuration will also be a light bearing holster.  If you opt for no light capability, you will be left with a Level II capable holster.

Safariland advised that this holster should be available within 30-60 days as of SHOT Show.

For more information, please visit: http://www.safariland.com/

SHOT 2017 – Steiner Optics

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Steiner Optics had a lot to offer this year, especially for the Military and Law Enforcement crowd.

First, Steiner is offering the R1X Red Dot Tactical Series of Optic.

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SHOT Show 2017 - Steiner R1X Red Dot Tactical Series 001-1000

The R1X Optic, which MSRP’S around $630, features a 1x magnification, choice of a single or 3-dot stadia reticle, low profile for co-witness capability, 7 levels of illumination (2x night vision / 5x daylight), available with standard and QD mounts, is parallax free and is waterproof, fogproof and shockproof.  The R1X is 2″Hx3.1″L and weighs in at 19.4oz.


Steiner Optics has updated the M332 and the M536 Battle Sights with a QD Mount.

SHOT Show 2017 - Steiner M332 Combat Sight 002-1000

Pictured above, the M332 prism sight offers a 3x fixed magnification with a 32mm objective lens and features multi-coated lenses, an illuminated ballistic reticle and is waterproof.  The M332 MSRP’s around $675.

SHOT Show 2017 - Steiner M536 Combat Sight 002-1000

Pictured above, the M536 prism sight offers a 5x fixed magnification with a 36mm objective lens and features multi-coated lenses, an illuminated ballistic reticle and is waterproof.  The M536 MSRP’s around $750.


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P3TR Reticle

Designed for Patrol and Tactical Operations, Steiner has introduced the P4Xi scope.  The P4Xi features a 1-4x variable zoom with a 24mm objective lens, a 30mm tube and the new P3TR illuminated reticle for fast target acquisition.

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The P4Xi Riflescope MSRP’s for $579.99.

For more information, please visit: http://www.steiner-optics.com/

SHOT 2017 – Accu-Tac Firearms

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SHOT Show 2017 - Accu-Tac Firearms F-Class Series Bipod 001-1000

Accu-Tac Firearms Accessories has come out with a new bipod for the 2017 SHOT Show.  With a name “F5” floating around, this bipod uses the same legs as the SR-5 bipod, but is designed to be used with “F-Class” rifles.

SHOT Show 2017 - Accu-Tac Firearms F-Class Series Bipod 002-1000

The “F5” (name is not yet official) offers a QD mount and 25-degrees of panning to the left and right while utilizing a wide base for support.  The Tension/Lock Lever on the bottom allows the user to loosen or lock out the panning feature.

SHOT Show 2017 - Accu-Tac Firearms F-Class Series Bipod 005-1000

The release date and price are still TBD.

For more information, please visit: http://www.accu-tac.com/

SHOT 2017 – Quarter Circle 10

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SHOT Show 2017 - QC10 QC-5 001-1000

Quarter Circle 10 has introduced the new QC-5 series in both full weapon platforms and as receiver sets.  The QC-5 is based around the Heckler and Koch MP5 9mm Magazine, though there is mention of a 10mm version possibly in the works as well.  The QC-5 offers a non-reciprocating charging handle and will be available in both Pistol and SBR/PDW configurations for purchase.

SHOT Show 2017 - QC10 QC-5 002-1000

QC-10 advises that the QC-5 (MP5 pattern) upper and lower receivers are specific to themselves and cannot be interchanged with the  Glock Small Frame upper and lower receivers.

SHOT Show 2017 - QC10 QC-5 003-1000

QC-10 advised that pricing is “TBD” and the QC-5 should be available around Summer 2017.

SHOT Show 2017 - QC10 QC-5 004-1000

For more information, please visit: https://www.quartercircle10.com/

SHOT 2017 – Armaspec, Inc.

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Armaspec introduced their new Stealth Recoil Spring at this year’s SHOT Show.  The Stealth Recoil Spring is a “self-contained multi-stage drop-in replacement” for a standard buffer and spring.  The Stealth Recoil Spring was designed to reduce felt recoil and to rid the buffer spring from having contact with the inner wall of the buffer tube.  The buffer mass remains under constant tension from the bolt carrier group and an O-Ring on the head of the buffer mass prevents any metal on metal contact.

The Stealth Recoil Spring will come in 5 variations:

  • SRS-Carbine – 3.3oz equivalent
  • SRS-H – 3.8oz equivalent
  • SRS-H2 – 4.7oz equivalent
  • SRS-9 – 5.3oz equivalent
  • SRS-H3 – 5.6oz equivalent

MSRP is priced at $79!

For more information, please visit: http://armaspec.com/