Here is an overview of some of the guns and gear that were seen around TriggrCon 2017. Some products were announced at the show and others have been around for a while.
If you were unable to make it to the 2017 TriggrCon that occurred in Tacoma, WA between July 27-30, here is a quick walk around the range and the show.
TriggrCon resembles a mini-version of SHOT Show with a much more intimate setting. The public is welcome and the crowds were manageable.
(NOTE: The photos shown do not cover the entirety of either the range or the show, but should give you a sense of what both were about. Additionally, some of the shots from the show were taken before the doors opened and do not reflect the size of the crowd that attended.)
For more information, visit the TriggrCon Webpage.
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!
The following is a Press Release from Grey Ghost Precision and Aero Precision:
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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, “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.
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/
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 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.
The following is a Press Release from Steyr Arms: