Hexmag has recently been awarded the patent on our True Riser in our 10 and 15 round magazines. This patent is very important to us as we have developed an evolutionary system to offer factory made 10 and 15 round magazines for capacity restricted states.
The Hexmag True Riser system for standard size Hexmag magazines was carefully engineered, with the Ar-15 consumer in capacity restricted states mind. You get a standard size magazine that is magazine pouch friendly, looks natural in your AR-15 and can still be dissembled for normal, routine cleaning/maintenance or to change the HexID system.
It features our patented True Riser and a short spring, the True Riser brings the base of the spring up mimicking internally, a dedicated 10 or 15 round tiny magazine without the drawbacks of a tiny magazine. This has all been done here at the Hexmag facility to eliminate 3rd party dealer “blocking”, “pinning”, or “gluing” the magazines. Ultimately saving the dealer and consumer considerable amounts of money. Hexmag 10 and 15 round magazines have the same MSRP as the standard capacity 30 round Hexmag magazines of $14.99.
Our HX10/30 10 round magazines were made for California, New York, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, Chicago, Connecticut, Washington DC. The Hexmag HX15/30 15 round magazines were made for New Jersey and Colorado. If you live in one of these states or areas with a magazine capacity restriction you are not alone, rest assured that Hexmag has your back.
(Melbourne, FL) May 9, 2016 – FightLite® Industries, a special products division of ARES Defense Systems, Inc. announces their new patent-pending STEP-22LS™ (Strategic Target Engagement Pistol, Low Signature). The STEP-22LS™ is an accurate, rugged, lightweight and reliable monolithic pistol receiver chambered in .22LR and features a tensioned target barrel with integral silencer and MIL-STD-1913 Rails at the 6 and 12 o’clock positions for mounting lights, lasers, optics and other accessories.
Designed for military, law enforcement and civilian shooters; the STEP-22LS™ is optimized with features ideally suited for the modern warfighter, law enforcement professional and avid civilian shooter who demands cutting edge performance from their weapon. Boasting an incredibly short overall length of only 11” and weighing a mere 24.3 oz; the STEP-22LS™ provides excellent sound pressure level reduction (up to 40 db) from a silencer that is integral to its patent-pending monolithic receiver body delivering extreme performance in a compact and lightweight package!
The tensioned target barrel dampens accuracy degrading harmonics typically associated with lightweight barrels for excellent and repetitive shot placement. And the patent-pending STEP-22LS™ monolithic receiver ensures that there are no sight rails or tubes to loosen during firing. Military, law enforcement and civilian shooters alike will appreciate the ability to place well-aimed, undetected shots in low light and no light conditions.
Avid shooting enthusiasts in 42 states can enjoy target practice and general plinking with the STEP-22LS™ without the need for additional hearing protection; and ranchers will welcome the ability to place accurate shots with the STEP-22LS™ for dispatching rodents or injured animals without spooking their livestock. Additionally, certain high-threat law enforcement scenarios require the dispatching of guard animals, disabling street and porch lights or cameras to maintain the element of surprise with a well-placed and undetected shot prior to executing an arrest warrant.
“The historical use of integrally suppressed rimfire weapons by members of the US government and elite special operations forces is well documented. Law enforcement authorities have also used silenced rimfires in their duties and for decades, civilian shooters such as myself and countless others have really enjoyed shooting silenced firearms” said Geoffrey Herring, President & CEO of ARES Defense Systems, Inc. “But the construction and design logic of the FightLite® STEP-22LS™ is light years ahead of the way integrally suppressed RUGER® pistols have traditionally been done by Class II manufacturers. In the prior art, manufacturers of integrally suppressed RUGER® rimfire pistols typically modify a factory gun and in the process, introduce inaccuracies and component mis-alignment that has detrimental consequences to accuracy and product performance. These old-style integrally suppressed pistols are usually very heavy due to their all-steel construction, they’re 13” or more in length and are frequently limited to iron sights or optic mounts that are fastened to the receiver with screws that can shoot loose during use. In creating the STEP-22LS™, the experienced design team at FightLite® Industries did what they usually do to achieve product excellence; they removed the entire RUGER® upper receiver from the design equation to eliminate all possible design compromises and re-engineered everything essential to meet our product objectives. The STEP-22LS™ design specifics and manufacturing approach are detailed at fightlite.com and we encourage interested parties to review them and compare the STEP-22™ series to any other integrally suppressed rimfire available. The STEP-22LS™ is another one of our exceptional products that will appeal to a very broad range of customers.”
All STEP-22™ models are designed to readily interchange with the standard pistol receiver on popular RUGER® Mk-I®, Mk-II®, Mk-III® and 22/45® pistols without any tools or gunsmithing required, providing users with a lightweight pistol capable of accommodating lasers, lights, optics and accessories on monolithic rails that won’t loosen during use.
Installation of any FightLite® STEP-22™ monolithic receiver on a RUGER® Mk-I®, Mk-II®, Mk-III® or 22/45® pistol is easy and straightforward. Simply follow the unloading and disassembly instructions specified in the RUGER® manual for your pistol. Once disassembled, set your RUGER® upper receiver aside and reassemble your pistol with the FightLite® STEP-22™ monolithic receiver assembly using the original RUGER® bolt and trigger housing from your pistol. It’s that simple!
MSRP is $699 and FightLite® Industries is accepting orders for immediate Form 3 transfer to FFL/SOT dealers and distributors. Product will be available to ship to customers as early as July 1, 2016 pending ATF transfer approvals.
To handle the STEP-22™ and other ARES Defense and FightLite® Industries products, please visit the ARES Defense/FightLite® Industries booth #4808 at the NRA Annual Meetings May 20-22, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky or at booth 748 of the SOFIC Convention May 24-26.
ARES Defense Distributors:
Patent Pending Monolithic Design
Standard Ruger® 10 Round
24.3 oz (When mounted on Ruger® 22/45® Frame)
Bentz Match Chamber, Tensioned & Unported, 1/16” RH Twist
985 feet per second (CCI Mini-Mag Hollow Point)
“Modified” K-Baffle (User Serviceable)
Up to 40db
Integral MIL-STD 1913 Rails at 12 & 6 o’clock positions
MIL-A-8625F Type III, Class 2 Hardcoat, Black anodized finish
100% Made in the U.S.A.
About FightLite® Industries
FightLite® Industries is a special products division of ARES Defense Systems, Inc. Since its founding in 1997, ARES Defense Systems has focused on the development of military small arms and accessories of unique versatility, innovation and exceptional quality for military, law enforcement and commercial customers. Engineered and manufactured with the highest quality American-made materials, ARES products are produced on state-of-the-art CNC machining centers in an ultra modern facility by a highly skilled workforce.
Headquartered on the USA’s Space Coast, ARES’ intense dedication to mission critical innovation has resulted in numerous patented advancements resulting in lighter, stronger, better performing weapons and accessories for the operator. To learn more about FightLite® Industries visit www.FightLite.com. Follow FightLite® Industries on Facebook at facebook.com/FightLite and on Twitter @FightLite. To learn more about ARES Defense Systems visit www.aresdefense.com. Follow ARES Defense on Facebook at facebook.com/aresdefense and on Twitter @ARESDefense.
Notice: FightLite® is a registered trademark of ARES Defense Systems, Inc. RUGER®, Mk-I®, Mk-II®, Mk-III® and 22/45® are registered trademarks of Sturm, Ruger & Co. Accessories shown such as 22/45® grip frame and parts, optics and laser light are not included with product purchase.
Time On Target Holdings LLC (TOT Holdings LLC) announced the acquisition of Battle Mug today from their headquarters in Vinemont, Alabama. The company will continue to manufacture, engrave, market and distribute high quality, American made products which are geared towards military members, veterans, first responders, and other patriots.
About Battle Mug
Battle Mug is an iconic mug which features M1913 Picatinny rails and a crenulated base and is protected by four U.S. patents.
The company was created in 2009 by a U.S. Army combat veteran who focused on creating military and firearm inspired lifestyle products crafted to the same high standards expected in Mil-Spec equipment.
Since then the product line has been expanded to include a full line of drinking vessels and other items for the modern warfighter.
About TOT Holdings LLC
Time On Target Holdings LLC is a veteran-owned Limited Liability Company which holds the same sacred commitment to create, manufacture and deliver high quality American made products.
The new owners consist of five partners, including a retired Marine and a Marine who continues to serve in the Marine Corps Reserve. Three partners, including an Army veteran, continue to manufacture Battle Mug products. They have their own inspiring story which began in 2000; twin brothers and a close high school friend embarked on the American dream and founded Mach III, Inc. in Vinemont, Alabama. Mach III, Inc. builds and designs components for products in the sporting goods, automotive, agricultural, and aerospace industries.
Time on Target Holdings LLC is appreciative of the founder’s creativity and looks forward to a bright future for Battle Mug and wishes Joe Lundberg fair winds and following seas!
The following is a Press Release from Black Sheep Warrior:
For immediate release:
February 1, 2016 Sahuarita, Arizona – Tactical gear review blog, blacksheepwarrior.com has just entered the custom holster market with their partner company, Megiddo Tactical Group (MTGTactical.com).
Megiddo Tactical Group is a law enforcement (LE) owned and operated company, will serve law enforcement, military and civilian holster markets through Megiddo Tactical Group branded premium Kydex holsters. Megiddo Tactical Group may be a new brand, but our team is not new to the holster industry and is fueled by a passion for forward thinking and driven by experienced industry leaders to serve both individual consumer needs as well as those of a larger organizations.
The Megiddo Tactical Group design team is led by industry guru David Lathrop, who began designing and manufacturing almost two decades ago with Blade-tech Inc., then moved to the inception of K Rounds, another notable Northwest holster company, where his design and style is the sole inspiration of their product line. David has now taken his vision to the next level in a permanent partnership with Megiddo Tactical Group. Having complete design and manufacturing authority has given him the canvas to create an impeccable product line – a product line based on 17 years of experience as well as some of the best breakthroughs this industry has seen.
Currently, Megiddo Tactical Group offers a full line of premium Kydex holsters, using only the highest quality materials and an unparalleled manufacturing processes, as well as the battle proven line of Elzetta Tactical Lights. In addition, Megiddo Tactical Group specializes in custom holster solutions for the civilian and defense industry.
Future product development is underway as well as plans to expand the number of quality tactical products from trusted brands. What sets Megiddo Tactical Group apart from the competition? We offer an exceptional skill-set, backed by both end user experience and the ability and depth of knowledge in our team to produce and offer a phenomenally priced product with unmatched quality.
All manufacturing is proudly done in the United States and we stand fully behind our products to offer the industry’s strongest warranty. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.
For more information about Megiddo Tactical Group visit www.mtgtactical.com and use coupon code “MTG” for a complimentary 15% off your first purchase.
The following is a Press Release from Faxon Firearms.
Faxon Firearms Introduces STREAMLINE Handguards
(Cincinnati, OH) – Faxon Firearms, manufacturers of the ARAK platform rifle system, is pleased to announce the release and shipment to dealers of its STREAMLINE series of handguards.
True to their namesake, the new Streamline handguards are a sleek and low-profile solution for those looking for a slimmer handguard with flexible mounting. Further, the Streamline features an uninterrupted MIL-STD 1913 “Picatinny” rail across the top and 7 facets of M-LOK cuts at the 90 and 45-degree facets. Rail slots are directly engraved with “T” marks during machining to identify accessory placement anodized or if customers opt for custom coatings.
45-degree facets. Rail slots are directly engraved with “T” marks during machining to identify accessory placement anodized or if customers opt for custom coatings.
The handguards are released in four lengths, 15”, 13”, 9”, and 7”. The handguard is 100% made in the USA from extruded 6061 aluminum. The handguards are hard-coat anodized black and feature a steel barrel nut. Mounting is extremely simple with common tools and the handguard features alignment tabs to ensure it cannot rotate during extreme use.
“We are thrilled to launch our next product line, keeping within our Company Ethos: ‘Quality. Innovation. Service.’ The new Streamline series keeps it simple while delivering incredible performance,” remarked Nathan Schueth, Director of Operations & Sales. “The handguards continue our push to make the best value products for the top and front of Modern Sporting Rifles. When customers think of uppers, think Faxon.”
About Faxon Firearms: Faxon Firearms is a leader in constant evolution in the firearms and MSR marketplace. Faxon focuses on US-made quality and innovation. From the ARAK platform, GUNNER & FLAME barrels, MuzzLok (crush-washer free) muzzle devices, and now the Streamline series, Faxon offers quality complete rifle systems and components. New dealers are welcome.
High Speed Gear (HSGI) just released press information on two new products that they are releasing. Continue reading for further information.
Our new, slotted, padded-belt systems are the next generation of the HSGI® padded-belt family. They maintain all the durability and versatility of the standard Slim-Grip™ and Sure-Grip®, but add more options for users. Through their paneled design, the wearer can attach both MOLLE and belt-mounted pouches, holsters and drop platforms to these padded belts. The design allows the user to either wear it as a full MOLLE system or weave the inner belt in and out of the panels to expose both belt and MOLLE attachment points.
The TACO® LT, Pistol TACO® LT and Double Decker TACO® LT function like the traditional TACO® pouches, but weigh 30% less with our new injection-molded polymer brackets and improved Cordura® laminate. The MOLLE versions take advantage of our resilient and light new vinyl MOLLE backers, while the belt mounted versions use a loop of Velcro® One-Wrap®. These pouches have been tested by law enforcement professionals and special operators alike and have proven to be as durable as the originals.
The following is a Press Release from Mounting Solutions Plus:
Miami, FL – (January 2015) – Mounting Solutions Plus, a manufacturer and distributor of firearm products, announces the expansion of their Bobro product offering. New products include the Bobro AR LowRider BUIS Set, as well as Bobro Trijicon MRO mounts.
Bobro AR LowRider BUIS Set
Designed with Short Barrel Rifle owners in mind, Bobro LowRider Sights are extremely low profile. This design prevents them from interfering with lights, lasers and optics. Even though these backup iron sights were designed to fill a specific need, they can still be used on a full size rifle in traditional BUIS positions.
Despite their low profile design, LowRider Sights maintain all of the adjustability of a standard set of BUIS, such as Windage and Elevation.
BOBRO Trijicon MRO Mounts feature the patent-pending BLAC lever system which allows for a rock-solid engagement with a 1913 Picatinny rail without the need for manual adjustment. Offset risers and cantilevered risers can be conveniently used with this modular system, providing a custom fit for all sorts of applications.
Bobro MRO mounting systems available include a Low Mount, Lower 1/3 Mount, and Absolute Co-Witness Mount. Bobro Trijicon MRO Mounts come with all tools necessary for installation.
Mounting Solutions Plus will be at Booth 20201 in the LE Section of SHOT Show 2016.
About Mounting Solutions Plus
Mounting Solutions Plus was founded in 1994 as a one product firearm accessory manufacturing company making our Muzzelite stocks. Through dedication to providing quality merchandise and service to the firearm and shooting communities, we have since grown from a one product/one man operation to being a manufacturer and distributor of over 5000 products, with names that include Magpul, Tapco, Samson, Vortex and Nightforce. Even with our exponential growth, we still believe that the customer is our number one priority and strive to make sure your experience with MSP exceeds your expectations. For more information, please visit our website at www.MountsPlus.com.
Introducing the Hybrid™ – the silencer for any platform. Compatible with pistol calibers from 9mm to .45 ACP, rifle calibers from 5.56mm to .45-70 GOV and .458 SOCOM, and many in between, the Hybrid is both full auto and magnum-rated and can be used on pistols, rifles, and submachine guns.
Boasting low-120s dB on .300 BLK and remaining hearing safe with .45–70 GOV, the Hybrid offers an unparalleled pairing of versatility and performance – a combination you’ve come to expect from SilencerCo products. The Hybrid is rated down to 16″ barrels for .45–70 GOV and .458 SOCOM and down to 18″ barrels for all magnum calibers up to .338 Lapua Magnum.
With a slew of compatible accessories available, you can turn the Hybrid into the perfect silencer for almost any host.
Weight: 13.8 oz. with Direct Thread Mount Length: 7.8” Finish: Grey Cerakote Compatible Calibers: 9mm to .45-70 GOV Comes With: Piston Mount and 5/8×24 Direct Thread Mount Accessories: Click HERE for a quick-reference poster of all Hybrid accessories.
Nightforce Optics has a couple new optics in store for 2016 as well as some new accessories. The following are a few Press Releases from Nightforce.
New Competition™ Fixed 42 x 44 riflescope from Nightforce
The new Nightforce Competition™ Fixed 42 x 44 riflescope combines unparalleled precision with exceptional value for the competitive shooter. This riflescope is purpose built for short range competitive shooting, where weight is an issue. By eliminating the inherent weight of a variable-power mechanism, the Competition™ 42 x 44 weighs just 20.7 ounces. Its ED glass provides exceptional resolving power and color contrast, bringing clarity to the smallest target at extreme ranges.
As with all Nightforce riflescopes, the Competition’s mechanics are extremely robust, impervious to recoil. 1/8 MOA (.125 inch) adjustments track true and without backlash. Side parallax adjustment focuses to under 10 meters, making it an excellent choice for rimfire and air gun competitions, as well as for large caliber and long-range applications. Every advantage for the serious shooter has been included, such as high-visibility engraving, fast-focus eyepiece, sunshade, lens covers and a choice of proven Nightforce CTR-2™ or CTR-3™ reticles.
This new riflescope joins the Competition riflescope family, which includes the extremely successful Competition™ 15-55 x 52, the riflescope chosen by the U.S. F-Class Rifle Team for their campaign to the 2017 World Championships. The Nightforce Competition™ Fixed 42 x 44 retails for $1795 in the US market.
New first focal plane SHV™ 4-14 x 50 F1 from Nightforce
Nightforce has announced their first SHV™ riflescope built with first focal plane reticle technology, the SHV™ 4-14 x 50 F1. This is the latest addition to the company’s popular SHV™ line, winner of two consecutive Outdoor Life Editor’s Choice awards.
The new riflescope features intelligent reticles with illumination that turns off between each of 11 brightness settings, allowing the user to pre-select an illumination level appropriate for lighting conditions, turn it off to preserve battery power, then restore it instantly with a one-click rotation of the dial. This prevents having to cycle through multiple brightness settings, which takes time and can affect the shooter’s night vision. The proprietary Nightforce MOAR™ and MIL-R™ reticles are offered.
The SHV™ 4-14 x 50 includes side parallax adjustment, and offers windage / elevation adjustments in .25 MOA or .1 Mil-Radian increments. It has an exposed elevation turret with Nightforce ZeroSet™, which provides the user with a positive return to their zero point regardless of how many elevation adjustments have been made. The windage adjustment is capped for protection, but the cap can be removed and the windage adjustment used fully exposed. The SHV™ 4-14 x 50 allows 90 MOA of elevation adjustment and 70 MOA windage within its 30mm tube.
“Our SHV™ line has been extremely popular with shooters who demand affordable performance,” said Sean Murphy, marketing project manager, “and the new 4-14x F1 model continues to deliver. Fewer options and a simpler configuration allow us to offer SHV™ models at extremely competitive prices. We created the new 4-14 x 50 F1 to answer customer requests for SHV™ quality and affordability with the unique benefits of first focal plane reticle placement.”
New riflescope accessories from Nightforce
Nightforce Optics has added several items to its growing line of shooting accessories. New are Standard Duty Rings, providing an ideal combination of durability and value. Available in .90, 1.00, 1.25 and 1.50 inch heights for 30mm tubes, the straightforward two-screw design of the new Standard Duty Rings require less front-to-back mounting space, ideal where installation choices are limited. A positive locking jaw design and machined recoil lug provide perfect alignment and superior accuracy when mounted to Mil. Std. 1913 bases (also available from Nightforce). These new rings are a quality option available to shooters for under $100 retail.
The new Nightforce MultiMount™ was originally designed as a platform for close-range sights to be mounted in conjunction with a primary riflescope. The MultiMount™ offers far more versatility, however, functioning as a user-configurable system providing a rock-solid base for any Mil. Std. 1913 accessory that will fit.
Designed to replace the top half of an X-Treme Duty™ ring, the MultiMount allows placement of a Mil. Std. 1913 rail at the 45-degree left, 45-degree right and/or 90-degree up positions. Two rail sections are included, along with mounting hardware. The MultiMount™ is available for 30mm and 34mm X-Treme Duty™ rings.
The RAP™ (Ruggedized Accessory Platform) provides four inches of Mil. Std. 1913 rail space above a riflescope for the mounting of lasers, illumination tools and other accessories. Replacing the top half of Nightforce four- and six-screw X-Treme Duty™ rings, the RAP will withstand heavy recoil and still maintain zero even with delicate accessories or sensors.
The new Compact Magmount™ adds to the tough and reliable Nightforce Xtreme-Duty™ Ultralite Unimount™ and Magmount™ mounting systems, with titanium / aluminum construction providing the performance of steel at half the weight. The Compact Magmount™ requires less rail space than the traditional Magmount, and is available to fit 30mm and 34mm riflescope tubes. Options available include both zero MOA and 20 MOA of taper.
Nightforce manufactures an extensive array of rings, mounts, bases, and related accessories created to maximize accuracy and performance, especially when used in tandem with a Nightforce riflescope.
(FORT SMITH, Ark.) – New to the Walther line of personal protection pistols is the PPS M2, an innovative new 9mm pistol that sets the bar for ergonomics and comfort for concealed carry. The new PPS M2 is engineered for the concealed carry shooter looking for a slim 9mm that provides superior concealability while maintaining comfort and accuracy. The new PPS M2 is built to carry, measuring in at 1 inch wide, low profile and smooth features. This coupled with a new push button style magazine release for easy operation, highlights some of the changes from the Classic PPS to the new M2.
The new PPS M2 is equipped with a smooth, light 6.1 lb trigger pull, which improves control and accuracy. The PPS M2 can be the perfect fit for every shooter with Carl Walther signature ergonomics, that have become a staple in 21st Century Walther Arms. The PPS M2 is also available in an LE edition with phosphoric sights.
Adam Blalock, Walther Arms CEO stated, “I have been really excited about the PPS M2 since the beginning of its development. The PPS Classic has been my everyday carry gun for years. It’s a great gun and the idea of improving on the original was challenging … but our team has done it. The engineering enhancements and modifications that create the new M2 truly elevate this pistol into a class of its own.”
Adding the PPS M2 to the Walther handgun line is a prime example of Walther’s dedication to continued innovation and customer focus in the fast growing personal protection industry. The PPS M2 will be available in retail stores in early 2016. It will also be available to test at Industry Day at the Range at SHOT Show and viewing on the showroom floor during the show in Las Vegas, NV January 18th – 22nd. For more information on the PPS M2, visit www.waltherarms.com/builttocarry.
Walther is the premier provider of personal protection and recreational firearms of various calibers ranging from .22 to .45. With a vast devotion for continued innovation and customer focus in a fast growing industry, Walther Arms engineers products that are Built for Life
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