Historic Handgun Innovation from Graham Combat

I will preface this post with the disclaimer that I have ZERO affiliation with nor do I do work for Matt Graham or Graham Combat, so this write up is non-solicited.
 
I took a training class from Matt Graham earlier this year during a closed LE course.  During the course I had a closed-door meeting with Matt along with one other LEO with a verbal NDA regarding the contents of the meeting.
Photo Credit: Breach Bang Clear
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I guess the proverbial cat is out of the bag as Graham Combat just released the video below.
I encourage you to watch the video, though it is almost 15 minutes in length.  I know that attention spans are usually too short to watch that length of video, but it is worth the view.
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Matt has developed an entirely new ideology and platform for handgun sighting systems.  I believe that this system will be commonplace in the future, but will take a while for all manufacturers to get on board.
As the video shows, when shooters get their hands on a handgun with this shooting system, the response is usually the same.  Though I may have been a little more animated in my response that may or may not have included a few “holy shit’s” and “what the fu**’s” in there.
Breach Bang Clear attends a Graham Combat pistol course.
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I have been a shooter for over two decades and have worked within the firearms industry  for over half of that.  I have spent the past seven years attending  SHOT Show and having a first hand account of new products, including a lot that have never made it to market.

In my absolute honest opinion, this is near the top of the list of the most innovative and ingenious ideas to hit the firearms industry since I have been involved.  The below video is good and explaining how the sighting system works, but  does not do justice to having it in your hand and seeing the sights for the first time.

I cannot wait to get a platform in my hand with this sighting system installed.  TOTAL.GAME.CHANGER!

 Matt does a great job in the video explaining the nuances of how the system works, so I will leave it up to him.
 

Grey Ghost Precision Announces Strategic Partnership with Aero Precision

The following is a Press Release from Grey Ghost Precision and Aero Precision:

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Lakewood, WA and Seattle, WA – Grey Ghost Precision, leading manufacturers of accurate, reliable, and attainable weapon systems, is excited to announce a strategic partnership with Aero Precision, an industry leader in high-volume manufacturing of firearms components. 

The partnership will allow GGP’s current GLOCK line of components to leap to the next level, in utilizing Aero’s manufacturing abilities and expertise, as well as their distribution channels to help reach the end-users without the commonly found long lead times. GGP’s products can be in your hands faster and without compromising the quality both companies are best known for. 

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Combining the minds at both Grey Ghost Precision and Aero Precision creates a fully in-house solution in the manufacturing of the Grey Ghost Precision’s entire weapon system lines, for a complete service OEM production.  This manufacturing capability will allow for the GGP customer to bypass the extended waiting periods before they are able to receive their GGP orders.

Customers will soon begin to see the two companies collaborating on the GGP line of slides, introduced at SHOT Show in Las Vegas. GGP’s slides are available in two different machine patterns for the G19 and G17, as well as the option of with or without an RMR optic cut. 

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“We are incredibly excited about what this partnership brings to the market,” stated Grey Ghost Precision CEO, Casey Ingels.  “Both of our brands are focused on top tier products and our customers are of the upmost priority. We wanted to align ourselves with a company who shared our same values, and work ethic – the fact that they come from the Pacific NorthWest only further cemented their place in our hearts.”

Aero Precision is well known in the industry for high quality design with a strict production values, quality control measures of the highest order and an incredible work ethic. The combination of the two entities not only promises the best in quality but an unparalleled composition of innovation, drive and perfection. 

Both GGP and Aero take the satisfaction very seriously, making it a point to remain relevant to each of their customers by being in constant contact with them. Relying on end-user feedback is the most important aspect in design and manufacturing – and both companies have demonstrated how imperative it is to know and live that credo.

“We are incredibly end-user focused; and with several of our products currently being deployed with teams in combat, our focus on the feedback from those who put themselves into harms way is the most imperative,” stated Ingels.

The partnership of these two awesome teams not only promises to bring new products to the market, but ensure that each product that goes out the door is to the ultimate end-user satisfaction and perfection. 


About GGP

Grey Ghost Precision produces weapon systems that are accurate, reliable, and attainable while ensuring that these platforms are ready for combat and will stand the rigors of hard use and perform with devastating results. The GGP team collectively has an extensive background in the military and in manufacturing. Rifle and pistol design specifications are directly influenced by a network of industry and shooting sports experts.

When customers include family and friends that use these rifles, pistols and accessories to protect themselves in dangerous environments, you are very serious about their safety and survival. GGP has zeroed in on quality and reliability to ensure that these platforms are ready for combat and will stand the rigors of hard use and perform with devastating results.


About Aero Precision

Aero Precision is known for two things: superior engineering & machining, and the ability to get the customer what they need, when they need it. Their products have been recognized across the country by members of the military and law enforcement communities for one simple fact – they work better. Aero Precision’s roots are deeply tied to aerospace, and the company’s drive for clean, perfect engineering and machining stems from that. When you’re building something that will fly in the air, there is no margin for error. The team at Aero takes that same approach in the firearms industry. Not every manufacturer will have razor thin tolerance levels. Not every manufacturer will personally oversee the development, design and machining of every part that comes off the line. Aero Precision is not every manufacturer.

Manufacturing a great receiver isn’t just about what the end product looks like. It’s about what it feels like, how it works, how it handles and performs. Aero Precision pushes the boundaries of manufacturing and challenge the status quo by constantly looking for new ways to use, develop or evolve existing processes. By personally designing and engineering state of the science tooling in-shop, they are able to leverage the latest machine tool technologies to provide you with components of the highest quality.

https://aeroprecisionusa.com/

TriggrCon Events – July 27-30, 2017 (Tacoma, WA)

In case you do not receive email updates from Rainier Arms, they just put out an update on TriggrCon Events that are taking place at the Tacoma Convention Center (located at 1516 Commerce Street, Tacoma, WA) and surrounding area from July 27-30, 2017.

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If you are not familiar with TriggrCon, this is how it is described on their website, triggrcon.com:  “Triggrcon is a 4 day event in Tacoma, Washington. It will include a range day and industry day open to media and industry attendees and the final 2 days for enthusiasts. Triggrcon will showcase the newest, most innovative companies and products in the tactical firearms industry. The conference will be capped in exhibitors and attendees to maintain an intimate and exclusive environment.

Triggrcon builds on existing relationships while fostering new partnerships. With several leading companies coordinating major product launches for the show for 2017, the buzz created will be epic for the show. Media and industry attendees will experience a coordinated effort of manufacturers not seen at other shows while firearms enthusiasts will have a gateway into a show that normally is only offered to industry professionals.”

Think of TriggrCon as a publicly accessible, no-cost, mini-version of SHOT Show.

Here is a breakdown of some of the events surrounding TriggrCon:

SigSauer VR Challenge

Sig Sauer VR Challenge 

Shoot a virtual USPSA stage for a chance to win a Sig P320 RX! Each contestant will have 2 runs and will keep their fastest time. The top 3 times will win big, with the fastest time winning the Sig P320 RX. There will also be random giveaways, provided by Fortis Mfg, to those who participate.


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Author’s Network

Come meet NY Times Best Selling Author Scott McEwen and many more amazing authors at Triggrcon’s Author’s Network. These authors will be speaking all throughout the event, as well as, signing books at vendor booths, so be sure to come and listen to these author’s amazing stories!


VIP Party
Click the banner for more information on the VIP Party.

VIP Party, “An Evening with Heroes”

The VIP event will be an intimate gathering of tactical industry leaders, first responders, military VIP’s and VIP ticket holders. The VIP event will include some of the best NW spirits & beverages, amazing food, exciting tactical entertainment, giveaways and a raffle that will benefit our charity The PTSD Foundation. Tickets are $100 and the event will be held on July 29.

Click the link in the banner for more info.


Pro Shop

TRIGGRCON Pro Shop

Come check out our Triggrcon Pro Shop where we will be selling products from several different vendors from the show. We will also be offering “show only” specials, so be sure to stop by for some crazy deals.


Calendar of Events:

Day 0: Range Day**7.27.2017 (Thursday)
Day 1: Industry Day**7.28.2017 (Friday)
Day 2: Enthusiast Day and VIP Party 7.29.2017 (Saturday)
Day 3: Enthusiast Day 27.30.2017 (Sunday)
** Media & Industry Only    * Media Only

For more information and to register for FREE, please visit: http://www.triggrcon.com/

Lancer Systems Announces L5AWM Smoke 30 Round Magazine NSN

The following is a Press Release from Lancer Systems:
Quakertown, PA – July 11, 2017 – Lancer Systems LP, a leading advanced weapons and components engineering company, today announced their L5AWM 30 round Smoke magazine has been given an official National Stock Number (NSN) by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). “The NSN will allow U.S. Government Agencies, U.S. Military and NATO partners to streamline their procurement of the L5AWM magazine,” stated Kas McManus, Business Area Manager for Small Arms at Lancer Systems.

lancer-magazinesLancer set out to engineer a better 5.56 magazine; one with the reliability of steel, durability of polymer and weight of aluminum – the L5AWM. The magazine design includes a one-piece, wrap-around steel feed lip assembly and an aggressive surface texture to create the ultimate hybrid magazine tough enough for military, LE and commercial use. The internal geometry of the Advanced Warfighter Magazine is a constant curvature utilizing a non-tilting follower for reliable feeding of 5.56X45mm NATO ammunition. The body and component materials are corrosion and chemical resistant, passing military chemical testing. The L5AWM is compatible with modern weapon systems, including M4/M16/AR, SCAR16, HK416, ARX160, SIG MCX etc.

NSN: 1005-01-657-7839
P/N:  999-000-2320-01

L5AWMAbout Lancer Advanced Weapons & Components
From concept through production, Lancer engineers solutions that make a difference. Whether it is in the hands of our Service men/women to protect and serve, our OEM partners to meet their most demanding requirements or our commercial customers to enhance their shooting experience, our products will provide a definitive advantage.
About Lancer Systems
Lancer creates value solutions for challenging and harsh environment applications using composite, ceramic and fiber optic technologies. With engineering and manufacturing capabilities that span across our advanced weapons & components, composites, fiber optics and seals business areas, Lancer delivers innovative solutions trusted by customers in the defense, aerospace, natural gas and oil industries. For additional information, contact Lancer at 610.973.2600, email info@lancer-systems.com or visit
To order L5AWM Smoke 30 Round Magazines utilizing the NSN contact:
Tactical Global Solutions
34618 Spindle Tree St.
Winchester CA, 92596
951-796-9825

Steyr M9-A1 Pistol Now Available in OD Green

The following is a Press Release from Steyr Arms:

BESSEMER, Ala. (July 5, 2017) — Steyr Arms announced the introduction of its M9-A1 pistol with an OD Green grip frame today. OD Green has been a staple color for Steyr’s polymer furniture for nearly than 50 years, having been used extensively on the SSG 69 rifle and the STG 77, more commonly known as the AUG. Now the M9-A1 has been added to the list of Steyr firearms in OD Green, due in no small part to the overwhelming number of requests from U.S. shooters.
M9-A1_ODG_R_Env In the Steyr pistol line, the M9-A1 is the full-size offering with a 4-inch cold-hammer-forged barrel. These pistols have achieved a great deal of regard among American shooters for their comfortable ergonomics, remarkable safety features, intuitive sighting system, amazing accuracy and extreme reliability.
The M9-A1 features an innovative polymer frame that offer shooters unparalleled ergonomics with a high grip and an extremely low bore axis that mitigates muzzle rise, and the grip angle is optimal for a very natural point of aim. On the bottom of the frame’s dust cover is a Picatinny rail for mounting illumination and laser-aiming devices. An integrated trigger safety with a Reset Action System trigger requires positive finger pressure to operate, and the striker-fired M9-A1 also incorporates a keyed safety lock.
The suggested retail price for OD Green M9-A1 is $560.
Established in Steyr, Austria, in 1864, Steyr Mannlicher, GmbH, is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious firearms manufacturers. Steyr’s comprehensive lines of premium hunting rifles and precision sporting and tactical firearms are technically mature, and their subtle elegance also communicates the harmony between appearance and substance. Steyr’s legendary SBS actions and cold-hammer-forged barrels are distinctive and unparalleled. Steyr Arms is the subsidiary headquarters of Steyr Mannlicher in the U.S. For more information, contact Steyr Arms at 2530 Morgan Rd., Bessemer, AL 35022; call (205) 417-8644; or visit  www.steyrarms.com.

Tyrant Designs CNC announces the release of the HALO Handstop

Following on the heels of the very popular HALO Vertical Grip, Tyrant Designs CNC is announcing the release of their new HALO Handstop.  See the below Press Release from Tyrant Designs for more information.

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The following is a Press Release from Tyrant Designs:
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Tyrant Designs CNC is at it again, this time coming out with their new HALO Series AR HandStop. Machined from aerospace grade aluminum and finished in hardcoat Black, Red, Grey and Blue these little AR-15 handstops fit directly onto MLOK and KeyMod handguards by utilizing Tyrant Designs’ 2 in 1 technology.
They’ve stated that the HALO HandStop works great as a forward stop and a barricade stop as well.
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Their Pre Sale event is going on now, so head to their site if you’re interested in picking a few up at a great price. “After the success of our AR-15 vertical grip, we are very excited to release our new HALO Series AR HandStop. We only hope that our customers enjoy it as much as the VFG. We plan on growing out the HALO Series even more with a new AR pistol grip coming soon! ”
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SHOP PRE SALE PRICING OF THE HANDSTOP NOW AT WWW.TYRANTCNC.COM
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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 now working on expanding their product line.