Mega Arms Announces New Wedge Lock Hand Guards

Mega Arms just announced their new Wedge Lock Hand Guards have started to ship.  Read below for more info from Mega.

All photos and video are courtesy of Mega Arms.


“Its finally time to tell you all the good news, Mega Arms Wedge Lock 7075 hand guards, compatible with any Mil Spec upper, have started shipping!

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A collaboration with Hodge Defense Systems​, the mind set from the start was to create the finest combative modular system that was strong, lightweight, and with a positive tactile feel. We spared no expense in our material selection understanding the rigors this hand guard would potentially be faced with. For example, most manufacturers exploit the use of 6061 aluminum for ease and cost of manufacturing, though 7075 has strength properties that exceed 6000 series aluminums at or near 40%. Our barrel nut is made from Titanium to help with strength/weight, and the thermal properties one would normally see with steel or aluminum during high volume of fire. We chose a little thicker wall thickness for a solid tactile feel, more surface area, added rigidity, as well as a more positive lock-up for modular accessories.

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The Wedge Lock / Hodge Defense Hand guard slip fit attachment system utilizes a simple, yet robust method via a unique patented wedge lock system. We designed the front of this hand guard to allow a gloved shooter to access their suppressor attachment point via a small angle, so not to fight for space while gloved. A steel anti rotation pin is incorporated in the 12 o’clock upper section which mates with a predrilled hole as found on Mega Arms billet and forged uppers, as well in many of our competitors uppers. The hand guard can be mounted without the anti rotation pin if your upper does not have this feature.

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Please note, that due to the slim design of the The Wedge Lock, sound suppressors will not fit under the hand guard like they do with our MKM and MML uppers.

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First to be shipped are the 16″ Mega Extended length version, designed for use with an 18′ or longer barrel. 14″, 12″, 9″ and 7″ version will ship in descending order, so the carbine length will ship last. M-LOK variants are shipping first, Key Mod will follow shortly.

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 Specs:
WLH-250 – CARBINE LENGTH HANDGUARD, 7 Inches, BLACK HARD ANO. (WEIGHT TBA) MSRP $249


WLH-350 – MID LENGTH, HANDGUARD, 9 Inches, BLACK HARD ANO. (WEIGHT 11.12 oz) MSRP $272

WLH-450 – RIFLE LENGTH, HANDGUARD, 12 Inchs, BLACK HARD ANO. (WEIGHT 13.05 oz) MSRP $295

WLH-550 – EXTENDED RIFLE LENGTH HANDGUARD, 14 Inches, BLACK HARD ANO. (WEIGHT 14.33 oz) MSRP $326

WLH-650 – MEGA EXTENDED LENGTH HANDGUARD, 16 Inches, BLACK HARD ANO. (WEIGHT 15.58 oz) MSRP $357

 

For more information about our dealers go to MegaArms.com/Dealers”

Mossberg 930 JM Pro 24″ Choke Tube Test

I recently conducted a spread test using the three included choke tubes (Full, Modified and Improved Cylinder) on my Mossberg 930 JM Pro (24″ variant) to see exactly where the shot was hitting and how far the spread was at set distances.  I tested distances at 5, 10, 15 and 25 yards.  I was hoping to see what the most reliable tube was for 3-Gun matches where bird shot was to be used.  I plan on testing 00-Buck and Slug ammo as well in the near future.

The ammo used for this test was Winchester 12GA 1 1/8oz 7 1/2 shot.

The following are the results:

(NOTE:  The target is approximately 6″ wide)

Modified Choke 1

Improved Cylinder Choke 1

 

Full Choke 1

James Madison Tactical .308 Polymer Lower Intro Pricing

Rainier Arms is offering introductory pricing of the James Madison Tactical (JMT) .308 Polymer Lower Receiver and Jig at $124.95 (regular $139.95).
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Key enhancements include:
  • Extended upper fire control box sections.
  • Upper left magazine well box section.
  • Webbed magazine wells L & R side (matched for MagPul) magazines.
  • Extended bolt release roll pin posts.
  • New JMT Gen2 logo markings.
  • DPMS Compliant

For more information on the lower and JMT, visit JMT’s webpage, CLICK HERE.

To order the JMT .308 Lower Receiver at the Introductory Price, visit Rainier Arms, CLICK HERE.

3 Gun Cart – Part 1

I want to start this post off with a disclaimer.  I am not a 3 Gun Expert, nor am I a master craftsman, but I do enjoy tinkering around until I get the result that I want.

I was first turned on to 3 Gun Shooting by my good friend, Kris.  We shot our first match a few weeks ago and I am trying to delve deep into the world of competitive 3 Gun Shooting.

This is the first of what I hope to be a short series of the build of my 3 Gun Shooting Cart.

Let’s start off with what I used for my first match….

I was in dire search all over the area for a used and inexpensive baby jogging stroller, but was unable to find one in time.  Knowing that I needed to be able to transport a rifle, a shotgun, and assortment of ammo and magazines, I had to come up with a makeshift solution in the interim.

Looking around, I found my old golf pull cart that had been sitting in the garage for a few years.   I added a few pieces of PVC piping for the barrels to fit into and a bungee cord to hold the long guns in place.  It worked, but I still had the issue of carrying around a few hundred rounds of ammo around in a backpack along with spare magazines, water and all of the other goodies needed for the day.
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The golf cart worked, but not well enough.  I was still on the hunt for a baby jogging stroller.  The jogging stroller, in my opinion, is ideal.  It folds up nice for transport, is lightweight, sturdy and has oversize wheels that are capable of maneuvering over various terrain.

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My #1 goal in looking for my first cart was price.  I did not want to spend an exorbitant amount of money and I was on the search for one around $20.  I checked Craigslist and OfferUp regularly, but ultimately I was able to find one (pictured above) at a yard sale that included a car seat with base for $60.  I was able to finagle the cost of the stroller, minus the seat, for $20.

The first steps that I took were to strip down the jogging stroller of all unnecessary portions of the cart.  (Bear in mind that each make and model of jogging stroller is different.)  I removed the seat and the fabric storage area and discarded them both as I would not need them later.  Some jogging strollers do not have a substantial frame on the bottom portion to allow for a shelf to be built.  Fortunately the one I found did.  If you find a jogging stroller that does not have a substantial frame, you may want to opt to keep the fabric storage area.

I broke down the stroller as far as I could to clean and prep it for paint.  I planned on keeping the rain cover and to dye it black with Rit Dye.  Unfortunately the rain cover functioned as designed and repelled the dye, so that step was scrapped and the rain cover was discarded as well.

Once the jogging stroller was broken down as far as I could get it, I painted everything matte black and reassembled it.

This is where I am at now and I have to say that the matte black is starting to look very good.  I will update the progress as more time has been put into the cart.

LEAKED: Behind the Scenes Images of FALKOR by SI-Defense

I don’t have too much information right now, but here are some leaked images from a trusted source of some behind the scenes images of the new FALKOR line by SI-Defense.  I will update you with more as I get it.

Keep an eye on the SI-Defense Instagram and Facebook pages for more information as it comes out.

https://instagram.com/si.defense/

 

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