Aero Precision has introduced several new products for 2014. Building off of their successful COP (Continuous Optics Platform) monolithic upper receiver, Aero Precision is now offering a gas piston compatible COP Upper for the AR-15 in carbine and mid-lengths and are in the process of working with Adams Arms to offer a package including the COP and the piston kit. Also available later in 2014 will be a COP Upper in .308.
For 2014, Leupold has launched the next-generation of their red dot sight, the DeltaPoint 2. Retaining features of the first-generation DeltaPoint such as Motion Sensor Technology that turns the illumination on when motion is detected, the second generation DeltaPoint 2 will now include manual brightness adjustment and a master on/off switch for transportation or storage.
New for 2014 from Black Rain Ordnance is their Model 602 .308 Win precision rifle. The Model 602 features a hexagonal receiver, Shilin barrel blanks available in either threaded or non-threaded (crowned), a Black Rain Ordnance proprietary rear locking 3-lug design, a smooth short action bolt, a crisp 3.5 lbs box housing adjustable trigger that only has two moving parts, features CDI bottom metal and accepts ATI magazines. The Model 602 will offer various stock options, weighs in at under 9 lbs (without optic and ammunition), features a 60 degree throw lever, and is coated with a Titanium Ion Bond. The Model 602 is part of the 600-series of precision rifles that will also offer .223 and .338 models. The Model 602 will retail in the area of $3000.00.
New for 2014 from Houlding Precision Firearms is the upgraded HPF-15 UBR AR-style rifle chambered in .223/5.56. The receivers are CNC machined from 7075-T6 aluminum billets with tight tolerances. Each rifle has been upgraded with a HPF-Irish Curse Muzzle Brake, the HPF-CMXHandguard, and the BCG is now finished with a self-lubricating HSS (Houlding Super Slick) coating. The UBR is a mid-length gas impingement system with a 16 inch barrel, single stage trigger, and includes Magpul furniture. The UBR’s retail price has yet to be announced.
Advanced Armament Company (AAC) has announced the release of their Ranger 3 suppressor for 2014. This 5.56mm suppressor weighs in at 14.5 oz, is 6.25” long, is 1.5” in diameter, and is finished in Cerakote. The Ranger 3 does not require a flash suppressor like the new Brakeout 2.0, instead this suppressor can be attached by a wrench directly to the barrel with 1/2-28 threads. The Ranger 3 retails for $600.
Lewis Machine and Tool (LMT) has introduced a new AR stock for 2014. The DMR buttstock is adjustable by two positions on the extension tube, fits all Mil-Spec carbine buffer tubes, the cheek-well height is adjustable by 45 positions and the length of pull is also adjustable by 45 positions. The DMR has a concealed rail for attaching a mono-pod, 4 QD swivel sockets, a SOPMOD cheek rest, and a SOPMOD rubber plate. The retail price for the DMR has not yet been set.
Adams Arms has announced their COR (Competition Optic Ready) Rifle for 2014. This AR-style rifle features a 16.5” rifle length ultra-light barrel, a low-mass skeletonized BCG, a Hiperfire 24C competition trigger, and a VooDoo Innovations Jet compensator. As pictured, the COR Rifle can be purchased in a Kryptek camouflage pattern for $140 over MSRP. The COR Rifle retails for $1995.00.
High Speed Gear (HSG) has three new products for 2014 to outfit your tactical kit.
The Extended Pistol TACO Universal Mag Pouch (MSRP $28.00) will fit most high-capacity handgun and sub-gun magazines as well as other equipment such as large flashlights and collapsible batons.
The HSM TACO High Capacity Rifle Mag Pouch (MSRP $35.00) is designed to secure high capacity rifle and Saiga-style shotgun magazines as well as many LE/MIL handheld radios.
In a joint venture with NOLATAC and HSG, the NOLATAC M3T – Multiple-Mission Medical TACO (MSRP $75.00) allows for the customization of your medical kit while using various manufacturers inserts and trays. All three products are available in multiple color patterns.
The color pattern of Kryptek Highlander is not currently available, however all HSG kit will be available in this pattern on a limited run in February 2014.
New for 2014, Kimber has introduced the Model 8400 Advanced Tactical II precision rifle. The Model 8400 is chambered in .308 Win and .300 Win Mag, has an air-gauged steel match grade barrel, a Manners folding stock with a 1” recoil pad, is available in Desert Tan or KimPro II finishes and features reinforced carbon fiber. The folding stock is also adjustable for comb height and length of pull. The Model 8400 will accept 5 and 10 round magazines.
New from Danner for 2014 is their Tachyon GTX boot line. The Tachyon GTX features a GORE-TEX lining, a full grain leather polishable toe, pentagon lug pattern sole with a fully rubberized outsole, a fully waterproof synthetic ultralight upper, speed lacing system, and an EVA mid-sole. Each boot weighs in at 17 oz (for a size 10). The Tachyon retails for $150.00.