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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.

4 for the 4th Giveaway Released by Faxon, Freedom Munitions, Polymer80, Brownells, Tricon & Other Partners

The following is a Press Release from Faxon Firearms:

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(CINCINNATI, OH) – Faxon Firearms, incessant innovators in the firearms industry, is pleased to announce the release the “4 for the 4th” sweepstakes. The new giveaway showcases fantastic products for the Glock platform including components for two complete handguns, EDC gear, ammunition, accessories, and more from the sponsor companies. Entrants can enter at www.9mmgiveaway.com

The 4 for the 4th Giveaway is sponsored by amazing industry innovators and leaders including (in alphabetical order):

  • Black Rhino Concealment
  • Blue Alpha Gear
  • Brownells
  • Faxon Firearms
  • Freedom Munitions,
  • Lone Wolf Distributors
  • Magpul Industries
  • Overwatch Precision
  • Pew Pew Tactical
  • Polymer80
  • Trijicon

The contest is legal across all states per the terms and conditions. Potential winners in “restricted” states such as California, New York, and New Jersey will have components modified or substituted for compliance if they win.  Entrants will be able to earn extra entries for sharing with friends, answering some quick questions, or actions like visiting sponsor sites. The contest is open now and ends July 4th at midnight PST.

“We are pleased to be working with the best in the industry to bring customers the 4 for the 4th giveaway,” remarked Curt Staubach, Marketing Coordinator at Faxon Firearms. “With this contest, we are able to showcase fantastic handgun builds and products that anyone could carry with confidence.”

The full prize list is detailed below and at www.9mmgiveaway.com

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First Prize:

  • Trijicon RMR – RM01 3.25 MOA
  • Polymer 80 PF940C Frame
  • Lone Wolf Signature Series slide
  • Magpul 21 round mags (4)
  • Faxon Match Series Barrel
  • Brownells – Lower parts kit
  • Freedom Munitions – 1000 rounds of ProMatch 9mm ammo
  • Overwatch Precision TAC trigger
  • Black Rhino Concealment – custom holster
  • Blue Alpha Gear Hybrid EDC belt
  • Pew Pew Tactical gun case, hat, patch

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Second Prize

  • Polymer 80 PF940C Frame and Slide
  • Magpul 21 round mags (2)
  • Faxon Match Series Barrel
  • Brownells – Tritium night sights, lower parts kit, and slide completion kit
  • Freedom Munitions – 500 rounds of ProMatch 9mm ammo
  • Overwatch Precision TAC trigger
  • Blue Alpha Gear Hybrid EDC belt
  • Pew Pew Tactical gun case, hat, patch

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Third Prize:

  • Magpul 21 round mags (2)
  • Faxon Match Series Barrel
  • Freedom Munitions – 250 rounds of ProMatch 9mm ammo
  • Pew Pew Tactical gun case

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Fourth Prize:

  • Magpul 21 round mags (2)
  • Faxon Match Series Barrel
  • Freedom Munitions – 250 rounds of ProMatch 9mm ammo
  • Pew Pew Tactical hat

About Faxon Firearms: Faxon Firearms is a leader in constant evolution in the firearms marketplace focusing on US-made quality and innovation. From the ARAK platform, GUNNER & FLAME barrels, upper receivers, and an ever-expanding portfolio of innovative accessories, Faxon offers quality complete rifle systems and components. New dealers and OEM accounts are welcome.

TROY Memorial Day Freedom Upgrade Event

The following is a Press Release from TROY:

West Springfield, MA – TROY extends their National Military Appreciation Month offers with a $1,090 package for only $700 which includes the TROY SPC A3 Rifle, TROY HK front and round rear BattleSights™, TROY BattleSling®, 3-pack of TROY BattleMags® and a bonus swag bag.  Sale runs Friday, May 26 – Monday, May 29 with full details at www.worldoftroy.com.

The TROY SPC A3 (SCAR-CA4-16BT-01) is a 5.56, Optic Ready MSR with a 13” TRX2 BattleRail, A2 Flash Suppressor, M-4 Style 6-position stock with a forged lower and M4A4-type flat top forged upper receiver with M4 feed ramps (MSRP $799) with Freedom Upgrade Bonus items:

  • TROY Rear Folding BattleSight in black (SSIG-FBS-R0BT-00), Value: $119.00
  • TROY HK Style Front Folding BattleSight in black (SSIG-FBS-FHBT-00), Value: $99.00
  • TROY 30 round BattleMag 3 pack in black (SMAG-3PK-00BT-00), Value:  $35.00 (10 round substituted where legally required)
  • TROY 2-point Adjustable Sling (WSLG-MLWB0), Value: $29.99
  • Packed in a red TROY string backpack with a 2017 Catalog, My Service Rifle Cards, Combat Arms Magazine featuring the TROY SFOD-D M16A2 Carbine and an extensive historical view of the Battle of Mogadishu, American Gunfighter Brochure (MIL/LEO/First Responder Program), pen, stickers and a 2017 Challenge Coin.

TROY continues to thank and honor our service members, retired military, veterans, spouses, their families and friends with National Appreciation Month Offers which include:

  • 17% off your TroyInd.com accessory purchase with promo code SOLDIER17 (excludes Third Party Products)
  • Add a 3-pack of black TROY 30-round BattleMags® (SMAG-3PK-00BT-00) to your cart, your entire TroyInd.com purchase ships free UPS Ground
  • Get Your Hands on History™ and take 10% off the meticulous tribute carbines of Vietnam, the TROY GAU-5/A/A and XM177E2 at www.MyServiceRifle.com
  • TROY Thank You Gift with order for credentialed members of our Military

All NMAM offers are available through May 31, 2017.  Military discounts provided year-long.  Contact Sales@TroyInd.com with any questions or for further details.

Angstadt Arms New 5.5″ Handguards Now Available

The following is a Press Release from Angstadt Arms:

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The Angstadt Arms UDP Series 5.5″ handguard is now available at the introductory price of $155 shipped. That’s a $30 savings off the regular price. Price is good through this weekend (5/21/17).

Features:

  • Compatible with both .223/5.56 and 9mm
  • Free float, 7 sided design that allows for 45 degree offset mounting options
  • M-LOK® mounting interface on 7 sides and 2 QD swivel mounting points
  • Special design allows for a super slim profile that still allows sound suppressors 1.39″ in diameter and smaller to tuck inside of the handguard when used with an exact length 6” barrel.

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UDP Series 5.5” M-LOK® handguard. Compatible with .223/5.56 and 9mm calibers. Shown with their 6″ barrel.

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Pickup the new UDP series 5.5″ handguard this weekend for only $155 Shipped!

Press Release – New .308 Pencil Barrels from Faxon Firearms

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The following is a press release from Faxon Firearms:
(CINCINNATI, OH) – Faxon Firearms, incessant innovators in the firearms industry, is pleased to announce the release of Faxon’s famed Pencil profile barrels for the .308 Winchester. The new .308 Winchester pencil barrels are the lightest available for the caliber, yet maintain maximum versatility for all applications.
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Developed upon Faxon’s the solid foundation of 5.56 pencil barrels,the .308 Winchester Pencil barrels focus on lightweight performance for the AR10 platform. The 16” and 18” rifle barrels are each less than 2 lbs. The 20” model is only 2.07 lbs.
The barrels feature a 1/10 twist, rifled 100% in-house by Faxon under our numerous quality certifications. For maximum versatility, the barrels are chambered in .308 Winchester and feature concentric 5/8×24 threads with a relieved shoulder capped off with an 11-degree target crown. All .308 Winchester barrels are manufactured from certified military-grade gun-barrel quality 4150 steel and are individually magnetic particle inspected for safety.
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“.308 ARs have historically been heavy weapons,” stated Nathanial Schueth, Director of Sales & Product Management. “Faxon wants to continue challenging that paradigm through its pencil profile. With these barrels, sub 5lbs battle rifles are within reach.”
The new .308 Winchester pencil barrels are available today from Faxon and its dealer network. MSRP is $259, $269, and $279 for 16”, 18”, and 20”, respectively.
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16″, PENCIL, .308 WIN, Mid-Length, 4150 QPQ
  • Barrel Material: 4150 GBQ
  • Barrel Caliber: .308 WIN
  • Barrel Twist: 1:10
  • Barrel Length: 16”
  • Barrel Profile: PENCIL
  • Barrel Gas System: Mid
  • Inside Finish: QPQ Salt Bath Nitride
  • Outside Finish: QPQ Salt Bath Nitride
  • Muzzle Thread: 5/8-24 TPI
  • Gas Block Diameter: .750″
  • Gas Port Diameter: .081″
  • Gas Block Journal Length: 1.1″
  • Barrel Extension: LR-308 (DPMS Compatible)
  • Weight: 1.78 lbs
  • Magnetic Particle Inspected!
  • 11-degree Target Crown
18″, PENCIL, .308 WIN, Rifle-Length, 4150 QPQ
  • Barrel Material: 4150 GBQ
  • Barrel Caliber: .308 WIN
  • Barrel Twist: 1:10
  • Barrel Length: 18”
  • Barrel Profile: PENCIL
  • Barrel Gas System: Rifle
  • Inside Finish: QPQ Salt Bath Nitride
  • Outside Finish: QPQ Salt Bath Nitride
  • Muzzle Thread: 5/8-24 TPI
  • Gas Block Diameter: .750″
  • Gas Port Diameter: .093″

For more information, please visit Faxon Firearms at http://faxonfirearms.com/

Faxon Firearms Announces Sub 1 Pound 10.5” Pencil Barrel

The following is a Press Release from Faxon Firearms:
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(CINCINNATI, OH) – Faxon Firearms, incessant innovators in the firearms industry, is pleased to announce the release of the new 10.5” Pencil barrel chambered in 5.56 NATO. The new 10.5” pencil barrel clocks in at less than 1 pound, focusing on maximum maneuverability and versatility for any pistol or SBR platform.
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Focusing on removing all possible weight, the 10.5” Pencil barrel is formally rated at .9 lbs. including the barrel extension. The barrel is set up for standard carbine length gas systems, using a .625” diameter gas block journal, 1.1” in length – ideal for low-profile and light weight gas blocks.
The barrels feature a 1/8 twist, conventionally rifled 100% in-house by Faxon under our numerous quality certifications. For maximum versatility, the barrels are chambered in 5.56 NATO and feature concentric 1/2×28 threads with a relieved shoulder. The 4150 certified gun barrel quality steel is individually magnetic particle inspected and finished with a durable and resilient nitride.
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“We are thrilled to continue expanding our pencil barrel product line with the 10.5,” stated Nathanial Schueth, Director of Sales & Product Management. “Our pencil barrels are the lightest in the industry and with the 10.5” we have set another benchmark in ultralight performance.”
The 10.5” pencil barrel is available today and shipping now to Faxon’s dealers and OEM customers. MSRP is $159.00. New dealer and OEM inquiries are welcome.
10.5” Pencil Barrel Specifications
  • Barrel Material: 4150 Certified Gun Barrel Quality Steel, Triple Stress Relieved
  • Barrel Type: Button Rifled
  • Barrel Caliber: 5.56
  • Barrel Twist: 1:8
  • Barrel Length: 10.5″
  • Barrel Profile: Pencil
  • Barrel Gas System: Carbine
  • Inside Finish: Nitride
  • Outside Finish: Nitride
  • Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
  • Gas Block Diameter: .625″
  • Gas Port Diameter: .081″
  • Gas Block Journal Length: 1.1″
  • Barrel Extension: M4
  • Weight: .9 lbs.
  • Magnetic Particle Inspected
  • 11-degree Target Crown
About Faxon Firearms:
Faxon Firearms is a leader in constant evolution in the firearms marketplace focusing on US-made quality and innovation. From the ARAK platform, GUNNER & FLAME barrels, upper receivers, and an ever-expanding portfolio of innovative accessories, Faxon offers quality complete rifle systems and components. New dealers and OEM accounts are welcome.

FightLite® Announces Jesse James Firearms License Agreement

The following is a Press Release from FightLite® Industries:

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(Melbourne, FL) April 27, 2017 – FightLite® Industries, the small arms division of ARES Defense Systems® Inc. is pleased to announce that Jesse James Firearms Unlimited, LLC entered into a non-exclusive License Agreement with ARES Defense Systems, Inc. at the beginning of 2017 that grants Jesse James (JJFU) certain rights to manufacture firearms under a patent owned by ARES Defense.

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Under the general terms of the Agreement, Jesse James is licensed and authorized by ARES Defense to manufacture and sell rifles that rely on some of the technology and the patent common to the ARES Defense and FightLite Industries SCR® (Sport Configurable Rifle).

“Jesse James has a very unique and creative style to his artwork and products whether they’re motorcycles, cutlery or firearms. So when he approached us with an interest in building rifles that rely on our patent and technology, we were very excited to see what custom models he would come up with and we haven’t been disappointed with the rifle that he calls the “Nomad Califas” first introduced at SHOT Show 2017” said Geoffrey Herring, President-CEO. “Jesse’s selection of materials, product styling and attention to detail is second to none in the custom firearms world as expressed by his many beautiful creations such as his “Skulls” Cisco Especial, “Kingdom of Shadows” Cisco 1911 and most recently his “Bishop” Cisco 1911 pistols set in their custom live edge presentation box. It will be exciting to watch the custom series of Nomad Califas rifles evolve from his imagination and into finished pieces of art that you can still take to the outdoors and shoot.”

About FightLite® Industries

FightLite® Industries is the small arms division of ARES Defense Systems® Inc., a privately held company that designs and manufactures lightweight and technologically advanced firearms and firearm accessories for Military, Law Enforcement, US civilian shooters and Foreign Governments.

Headquartered on the USA’s Space Coast in Melbourne, Florida, FightLite® Industries is equipped with state-of-the-art CNC machining centers, 3-D solid-modeling and manufacturing CAD/CAM systems, a dedicated quality control department and an experienced manufacturing team that is committed to developing and manufacturing superior products for its customers.  Engineered and manufactured with the highest quality American-made materials, FightLite® products are produced on state-of-the-art CNC machining centers in an ultra-modern facility by a highly skilled workforce.

To learn more about FightLite® Industries visit www.FightLite.com.  Follow FightLite® Industries on Facebook at facebook.com/FightLite , on Twitter @FightLite and on Instagram @FightLite.Industries.

FightLite® Industries is partnered with Defense Marketing Group who assists with promotion of the FightLite® brand through various channels of social media. For social media inquiries, please contact Ben Wentzel at ben@defensemk.com.

Notice: FightLite®, ARES Defense Systems®, MCR® and SCR® are registered trademarks of ARES Defense Systems® Inc.

FN Launches the FN 509 Striker-Fired 9mm Handgun

The following is a Press Release from FN:

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(McLean, VA – April 17, 2017) FN America, LLC is excited to announce the launch of the FN 509™, an all-new 9mm striker-fired pistol. The FN 509 was born out of the company’s effort to produce a contender for the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS) competition and has been further enhanced to meet the needs of U.S. law enforcement and commercial customers.

“When the requirements for MHS were released, our team of engineers immediately went to work, taking the successful elements of the FNS Compact and further developing those to meet the needs of the U.S. Army’s solicitation for a new, full-size pistol,” said Mark Cherpes, President and CEO of FN America, LLC. “Between the submission of MHS and the commercial release of the FN509, we have worked with law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S. and captured on-site feedback that we used to further optimize the pistol to far exceed the expectations of our valued customers.”

Built on the proven architecture of the FNS™ Compact, FN made changes internally and externally to meet the rigorous performance standards of the MHS requirements and further developed the platform into the FN 509™ with help from industry experts. Over the course of development, the platform has been tested extensively for reliability, ammunition compatibility and durability – totaling more than 1 million rounds.

Aesthetic changes to the platform include the aggressive cocking serrations, enhanced grip textures, guarded controls and recessed target crown on the barrel. Critical internal components were completely redesigned to ensure maximum performance to meet FN’s demanding standards. The FN 509 is currently shipping to FN distributors in two commercial SKUs, available at retail in early May, and two law enforcement SKUs, available in early June. Other options like manual safety models will be made available at a future date. For product specifications, please see Figure 1.

To see the new FN 509 in person, visit the FN Booth (#2429) at the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings, held April 28 – 30, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. To read more on the design and development of the FN 509 or to find a dealer near you, please visit fnamerica.com.

Figure 1; Product specifications. 

Designation:FN 509
Caliber:9mm
Safety:Non-manual; internal, passive safeties
Sights:Fixed 3-dot luminescent sights;
Fixed 3-dot night sights (LE only)
Operation:Striker; DAO
Trigger Pull:5.5 – 7.5 pounds
Capacity:10- or 17-rounds
Weight:26.9 ounces
Barrel Length:4 inches
Overall Length:7.4 inches
MSRP:$649