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.
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.
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.
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.
Springfield Armory has released a new 1911-style 9mm Range Officer handgun for 2014. The Range Officer features a 5” stainless steel match grade barrel, fully adjustable target sights, a 5-6 lbs trigger, and includes 2 9-round magazines. The Range Officer weighs in at 41 oz, is 5.5” in height and 8.6” in length.
New for 2014, Safariland has released the GLS (Grip Locking System) Holster. The GLS is held closer to the body than the ALS system holsters due to the release mechanism being positioned for the use of the middle finger in lieu of the thumb. The GLS features a suede lining and is available for Glock in 9mm/.40, Smith & Wesson M&P compact and Shield, Springfield Armory XDS, and are working on additional models.
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.
New for Trijicon in 2014 is their Variable Combat Optical Gunsight, or VCOG, which has a 1-6x range and continues the tradition of rugged capability expected from Trijicon. The VCOG has seven different FFP reticle choices, functions on a single AA battery for a continuous 700 hours of operation, and is rail mounted.
The VCOG offers 6 brightness settings with off settings between each brightness setting. The first VCOG model to be introduced will be the 5.56 77 gr model, with 7.62 175 gr and 300BLK models to follow. The VCOG retails for $2,800.00.
The Sharps Rifle Company has introduced a 100% drop-in compatible AR-15 bolt for 2014. The S7 steel bolt will withstand over 200,000 PSI, has beveled lugs on the bolt face to assist with any timing issues, has a Nickel Teflon coating, rubber extractor spring donut, and a standard ejector and extractor. The Sharps AR bolt retails for $149.99. For more information visit, http://www.srcarms.com.
Legendary knife manufacturer Chris Reeve Knives is proud to offer a 2014 variation of the Sebenza line with the Sebenza 25 Micarta Inlay. The 3.625-inch CPM S35VN stainless steel blade is adorned with double titanium thumb lugs and when closed, rests in a 4.71-inch 6AI4V titanium handle with attached pocket clip of the same material. This knife offers a robust blade and overall admired quality that is sure to last many years with typical use. The black canvas Micarta inlay makes for a very positive and attractive gripping surface. For more information visit, chrisreeve.com.
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