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Historic Handgun Innovation from Graham Combat

I will preface this post with the disclaimer that I have ZERO affiliation with nor do I do work for Matt Graham or Graham Combat, so this write up is non-solicited.
 
I took a training class from Matt Graham earlier this year during a closed LE course.  During the course I had a closed-door meeting with Matt along with one other LEO with a verbal NDA regarding the contents of the meeting.
Photo Credit: Breach Bang Clear
Photo Credit: RecoilWeb 
I guess the proverbial cat is out of the bag as Graham Combat just released the video below.
I encourage you to watch the video, though it is almost 15 minutes in length.  I know that attention spans are usually too short to watch that length of video, but it is worth the view.
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Matt has developed an entirely new ideology and platform for handgun sighting systems.  I believe that this system will be commonplace in the future, but will take a while for all manufacturers to get on board.
As the video shows, when shooters get their hands on a handgun with this shooting system, the response is usually the same.  Though I may have been a little more animated in my response that may or may not have included a few “holy shit’s” and “what the fu**’s” in there.
Breach Bang Clear attends a Graham Combat pistol course.
Photo Credit: Breach Bang Clear
I have been a shooter for over two decades and have worked within the firearms industry  for over half of that.  I have spent the past seven years attending  SHOT Show and having a first hand account of new products, including a lot that have never made it to market.

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!

 Matt does a great job in the video explaining the nuances of how the system works, so I will leave it up to him.
 

ETS Group Release New Glock 42 and 43 Magazines

The following is a Press Release from Elite Tactical Systems Group:

ETS Group Glock 42 43 Magazines

For Immediate Release

May 26, 2017: The ETS Group is proud to announce the release of their new line of 42 and 43 Glock® clear polymer magazine models. All ETS Glock® 42 and 43 magazine models are single stack and each standard model holds 7 rounds, as opposed to the 6 rounds standard Glock® factory magazines hold. Also available are ETS’s 9 and 12 round versions, an industry first! ETS’s GLK-42-9 and GLK-43-9 models are only .75 inches longer than the standard 7-round magazine and allow for a better grip and control of the handgun. ETS’s clear polymer magazines feature extreme impact resistance so they won’t crack when dropped. The durable construction ensures the feed lips won’t spread when fully loaded and stored.

ETS Glock 42 43 Magazine

 

Available Models:

.380 caliber – Fits Glock® 42 Model

  • GLK-42    7 round (flush fit) 3.5″ long               $16.99
  • GLK-42-9    9 round – 4.25″ long                       $21.99
  • GLK-42-12   12 round – 5.5″ long                      $21.99

9mm – Fits Glock® 43 Model

  • GLK-43   7 round (flush fit) 3.5″ long                $16.99
  • GLK-43-9    9 round – 4.25″ long                       $21.99
  • GLK-43-12    12 round – 5.5″ long                     $21.99

ETS’s full line of 42 and 43 models are available now at www.etsgroup.us.

About ETS Group

Established in 2014, Elite Tactical Systems Group’s (ETS) goal is to provide customers with innovative products by utilizing cutting-edge design, materials, and manufacturing processes to create the best, most rugged, clear polymer magazines. We are proud to offer durable, top-quality, American-made products built to withstand the rigors of combat and heavy-duty use.

Tyrant Designs MiniVert Colors Press Release

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TYRANT DESIGNS CNC |  MiniVert Grip colors Launch | Press Release

HALO MINIVERT GRIP 26

Tyrant Designs CNC, coming off an impressive product launch that sold out everywhere within 72 hours, Tyrant has now released the MiniVert in Red, Grey and Blue. The early reviews have come back very positive, with the guys at Tyrant already shifting their focus onto their upcoming Hand Stop.

 

 HALO MINIVERT GRIP 30

“We are extremely happy with the launch of the MiniVert. For us it is an indicator that our design efforts and R&D are on the right path. We will continue in this direction and will be adding new products to the HALO Series very soon!  ”                                                                                                             

http://www.tyrantcnc.com/

Tyrant Designs CNC Announces the new Mini Vert Grip

The following is a Press Release from Tyrant Designs CNC:

Tyrant CNC

Tyrant Designs CNC, an industry leader in high-end aftermarket AR grips has just announced their release of the new HALO Series MiniVert, a vertical forward grip. With dimensions slightly smaller than the average AR-15 vert grip, the MiniVert sports an aggressive looking knurl and well thought out ergonomics. Coupled with the ability to fit directly to MLOK and Keymod rail systems this little grip packs a big punch. With an overall length just shy of 3 inches, Tyrant instead utilized an elongated lip at the bottom allowing the operator the option of either tucking their pinky behind or resting the finger the traditional way.

HALO MINIVERT GRIP 13

“With all of the positive feedback we have received from reviewers, dealers and social media, we are extremely excited to announce the official release of our HALO Series MiniVert! This concept took months of designing and field testing to make it as comfortable as possible while maintaining our well known aggressive styling. It truly is a vertical grip that can be used in all situations on various platforms to heighten the performance of the operator. We are pleased with how it came out and look forward to seeing it on AR’s everywhere. ”

SHOP  INTRO PRICING ON HALO SERIES MINIVERT  NOW AT WWW.TYRANTCNC.COM

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 a unique styled hand stop.

http://www.tyrantcnc.com/

SHOT 2017 Range Day – Mag Pump

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Every once and awhile I will come across a product that stops me in my tracks and has me put it in reverse.  Yesterday at the SHOT Industry Day at the Range, the Mag Pump did just that.  Though I had just casually passed by their booth which was tucked away in the corner in “tent village”, it was not until I had actually seen it being used to load magazines at the Aero Precision live fire lane that it had caught my attention.

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The Mag Pump is a hopper-fed, loose ammo loader for .223 Rem, 5.56 NATO and .300 BLK and is compatible with all MIL-SPEC AR-15 Magazines and is available in both polymer or machined aluminum.

So, down to the nuts and bolts.  The Mag Pump is capable of being table mounted via two pre-drilled holes on the base which will provide it greater stability, though it is not required.  Basic operation consists of the user placing a MIL-SPEC AR15 magazine, tip down, into the front of the Mag Pump and dumping a handful of ammo in the hopper.  Though all of the rounds will need to be oriented horizontally in the hopper, it does not matter which direction the bullet tip or primer is facing.  Once the user has loaded up to 90 rounds into the hopper, all that is required is a pumping motion on the side lever, which a child could do with ease.  Another nice feature, no counting.  Once the magazine has reached its capacity, the Mag Pump recognizes through a sensor that the tension on the spring has reached the capacity and it will no longer allow rounds to be inserted.

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The Mag Pump MSRP’s for $199 for the polymer version (MP-AR15) and $399 for the machined aluminum (MP-AR15 ELITE).  If you are an occasional shooter that is only loading a magazine or two once in a while, this product may not be for you.  If you are a higher volume shooter, or someone who teaches or attends classes where down time between shooting for loading magazines can be a hinderance, this is definitely something you need to take a closer look at.

There are also versions coming soon for the AK47 as well as Glock 9mm magazines.

Mag Pump does not have their own booth at the SHOT Show, however, they will have some on display in booth 6112 this week.  I will attempt to get a video of it in action.

For more information, please visit magpump.com or email them directly at orders@magpump.com.

SHOT Show 2016 – Blue Force Gear

Blue Force Gear introduced several new products at SHOT this year that will help revolutionize your kit.

Blue Force Gear Tropic Multicam Sling 001-1000The well known Vickers Sling is now available in both Arid and Tropic Multicam patterns.

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Force Gear UBER Loop 001-1000The UBER Loop (aka “U-Loop”) was designed to replace the noisy metal “HK-style” sling mount.  The UBER will not damage the finish of your weapon system and is much quieter.  The mount can be quickly attached and detached from the weapon system.

Blue Force Gear Dapper Organization System 001-1000The DAPPER Organization System provides a Velcro Mounting System of various pouches that can be attached inside of the new Jedburgh pack.  Some of these pouches would also work well with the new Unity Tactical CLUTCH Belt.

Blue Force Gear Jedburgh Pack
Blue Force Gear Jedburgh Pack

 

Blue Force Gear also announced the new Horizontal Triple M3 Magazine Pouch.

Blue Force Gear Horizontal Triple M3 Mag Pouch 001-1000

 

For more information, please visit:  http://blueforcegear.com/

SHOT Show 2016 – High Speed Gear

High Speed Gear, in collaboration with NOLATAC, has introduced the O3D (On Duty – Off Duty) Medical Pouch, which is a much smaller profile medical pouch.

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With the reduction in the size of the pouch, it should be easier for officers and those wanting to carry necessary first aid supplies on their belt or other kit without taking up too much real estate.  The O3D will MSRP in the $72 range.

HSGI O3D (On Duty - Off Duty) 002-1000

 

 

For more information, please visit:  http://www.highspeedgear.com/