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.
Lancer Systems has released a new .308 AR-style rifle, the LS7, and a new advanced hybrid 7.62x51mm magazine, the L7AWM.
The LS7 incorporates 7075 aluminum receivers, a carbon fiber handguard, ambidextrous bolt releases, barrel lengths available in 16, 18, 20 and 24 inches, and offers three differet mag-well options in standard, open left, and open right. The open mag-well options allow the shooter to conduct a magazine change while in the prone without altering the shooting position. The LS7 is scheduled for release in mid-2014.
The L7AWM magazine combines the strength of steel and the durability of polymer and is designed to work with SR25, SIG716, DPMS .308, and LM308 rifles. The L7AWM magazine is available in capacities of 5, 10, and 20 rounds with more planned for later in 2014. Retail prices for both the LS7 and the L7AWM have yet to be released.
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.
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.
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.
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.