Safariland Group has introduced a new line of holsters for 2014. The 7TS holster is available from a concealment model up to Level III. These injection molded Nylon-Composite (proprietary blend) holsters are lighter than standard duty holsters, are impact resistant, and have added an integrated lubricity from DuPont. The 7TS duty holsters passed the Safariland “pull test” with over 500 lbs of force using both standard belt loops and the QLS mount. The 7TS will be initially available for Glock, M&P, and some Sig Sauer and Beretta handguns. Check their webpage for specific holsters available. The 7TS will retail from $49.99 – $109.99, depending on model.
S.W.O.R.D. International has introduced a new high caliber AR-style rifle for their 2014 inventory. The Mk-18 Mod 0, chambered in .338, is a semi-automatic gas piston operated rifle with a 22 inch barrel, 7075-T6 receivers, full-length free-floating KeyMod rail, and a non-reciprocating side charging handle. The Mk-18 Mod 0 retails for $6995.
New for 2014, Surefire has released two new handgun mounted lights, the X300U and the X400-IR Ultra. Both lights offer a 500 lumen beam, 1.5 hour run time light run time, offer ambidextrous switches, and require 2 CR123 batteries. The X400-IR Ultra features a 5mw (500nm IR) laser with a 24 hour run time.
Surefire has also announced a new suppressor for 2014, the .22LR Ryder22. The Ryder22 is the lightest .22LR can on the market at 3.1 oz, has pig nose baffles, and can be disassembled for cleaning. The baffles are anodized red so the user knows when cleaning is done and the baffles are also numbered for proper reassembly. The Ryder22 retails for $469.00.
New for 2014 from Sig Sauer is their new P320, Polymer-Frame Service Pistol. The P320 will be initially available in 9mm, .40 and .357SIG, with .45ACP expected later in 2014. The P320 can be converted not only from a full-size duty pistol to a conceal carry pistol, but the slide and barrel can be changed out to provide choices of barrel lengths and caliber. Though available as an option, the P320 does not come standard with an external safety. There is a reversible magazine release to accommodate left-handed shooters. The P320 retails for $713.00.
A new weapon maintenance tool for 2014 from Otis Technology is the Otis Ripcord. This one pass cleaning tool is available in common handgun and rifle calibers, with more coming, and offers 360° barrel cleaning from end-to-end. The Ripcord has 8-32 threaded ends for accommodating additional Otis cleaning components. The Ripcord retails for $14.99.
For those who are familiar with the Otis MSR/AR Cleaning System and B.O.N.E. Tool in the .223/5.56mm variant has been expanded to the .308/7.62mm market for 2014. The .308/7.62mm B.O.N.E. will also be sold separately. The .308/7.62mm B.O.N.E. Tool retails for $29.99.
Additionally, stepping outside of being known for quality cleaning supplies, Otis Technology has introduced the MSRS, a 6061-T6, two-piece, free-floating rail for the MSR/AR/M4 platforms that mounts to a standard barrel nut. The MSRS Rail retails for $239.99.
New from Mega Arms in 2014 is their new Megalithic Tactical System that is available for both the 5.56mm and MATEN (.308AR) platforms. This one-piece upper receiver and rail system will be available in Mid and Rifle lengths for 5.56mm and Rifle length for the MATEN. The Megalithic Tactical System incorporates a strategically integrated level system and the Key-Mod versions come with hardened QD sockets on the rear sides of the rail.
New for 2014, Luminox Watches has introduced the ANU (Approved for Navy Use) watch. The ANU features a 45mm sapphire crystal face that will not scratch as easily surrounded by a steel housing, the option of a nylon or rubber strap, and has an 8 year battery life. The ANU retails for $695.00 and will be available in March 2014.
The Bullet Bunker introduced “The System” for 2014 which features their Freedom Model bullet trap and adds a SACON (Shock Absorbing Concrete) façade to prevent ricochet and errant rounds from straying away from the target area. “The System” is rifle round capable and has been tested up to .458 Win Mag and .470 Nitro Express. The 4’x6’ model retails for $2499.99 and the 4’x8’ model for $2699.99.
For 2014, Oakley has announced the Oakley Prizm shooting glasses. The Prizm was developed with assistance from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit in the development of the lens. The new Target Red (TR) lens assists the shooter in enhancing targets against a variety of background, specifically dirt and foliage. Oakley states that the new TR lenses reduce eye fatigue, assist in acquiring target identification faster, and enhances confidence. Three ballistic lens variations are included and the Prizm package retails from $150.00-$250.00, depending on the frame choice.
Blue Force Gear has introduced a new Vickers 2TO1 Point Sling for 2014. This tactical rifle sling features a RED swivel and a Burnsed socket for the QD attachment points. The RED swivel will allow for a true emergency release of the sling using gross motor skills where standard QD attachments require fine motor skills. The 2TO1 Point Sling is available in coyote brown, multicam, black, foliage green, and OD green. The sling retails for $85.00 for the non-padded model and $95.00 for the padded model.