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SHOT 2017 – Elite Tactical Systems Group

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Elite Tactical Systems (ETS) Group has made some introductions of new magazines at the 2017 SHOT Show that will be sure to catch a little bit of attention.

SHOT Show 2017 - ETS Group MP5 Magazines -1000

First, ETS announced a clear polymer version of MP5 magazines in 30, 20 and 10 round capacity.

SHOT Show 2017 - ETS Group Glock G42 and G43 Magazines-1000

Secondly, ETS also announced a clear polymer version of both Glock Model G42 and G43 magazines in 6, 9 and 12 round capacities.  The 9-round model provides a natural and comfortable place for the “pinky” finger to rest due to the smaller nature of these handguns.

SHOT Show 2017 - ETS Group Compression Adaptable Magazine Loader (CAML)-1000

Lastly, ETS has developed the CAML.  CAML being an acronym, stands for “Compression Adaptable Magazine Loader”.  As pictured above, the small “follower” portion on the right side is slid off of the rail system.  The user takes the CAML and slides the rail portion along the head side of ammunition casing as it is seated inside of the ammunition tray in rows.  The user then lifts those rounds out of the tray and reattaches the “follower” on top of the ammunition and in “stripper clip” style, presses the ammunition into the magazine.  The CAML is currently only being produced for 9mm pistol magazines.  The beauty of the CAML is that it is said to work with all 9mm magazines, regardless if it is single or double-stack.  It is currently in the production phase and you should see it around mid-to-late-March 2017.

The pricing on all of their new magazines and the CAML have yet to be determined.

For more information, please visit: http://www.etsgroup.us/

Lucky Gunner Labs Conducts Extensive Ballistics Gel Test

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Lucky Gunner Labs has recently conducted a very extensive ballistics gelatin test on 117 different handgun loads.  With five rounds fired per variation, that is 585 individual measurements for penetration depth, expansion and velocity.  If the Average Joe shooter were to attempt to recreate this test, just the cost of ammo alone would be well over $1700 (hoping that the average box of ammo would only cost $15).

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Luckily (pun intended), Lucky Gunner has taken the task on themselves so you can reap the benefits of their hard work.

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Check out their page by clicking HERE.  There is a lot of information to click through and you have the ability to click on the round that suits your needs the best and it will take you to their store for purchase.

A small disclaimer:  The handguns used in the testing were shorter barreled variants unlike the FBI Standard, which is full-size handguns.  This is a Catch-22.  There really is not a lot of data out there for compact-type guns, which is great, however, if you are shooting a full-size handgun, make sure you compare the differences with testing done with full-sized variants.  There will be a difference, even if it is slight.

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Test Guns

For more information on LuckyGunner, please visit:

http://www.luckygunner.com/

Mossberg 930 JM Pro 24″ Choke Tube Test

I recently conducted a spread test using the three included choke tubes (Full, Modified and Improved Cylinder) on my Mossberg 930 JM Pro (24″ variant) to see exactly where the shot was hitting and how far the spread was at set distances.  I tested distances at 5, 10, 15 and 25 yards.  I was hoping to see what the most reliable tube was for 3-Gun matches where bird shot was to be used.  I plan on testing 00-Buck and Slug ammo as well in the near future.

The ammo used for this test was Winchester 12GA 1 1/8oz 7 1/2 shot.

The following are the results:

(NOTE:  The target is approximately 6″ wide)

Modified Choke 1

Improved Cylinder Choke 1

 

Full Choke 1

30 Days of Free Ammunition Giveaway

Who doesn’t want free Ammo?  Gorilla Ammunition is giving away a box of ammo, every day, for the next 30 days.  This starts today.  The sooner you get on this, the better chances you have to win.  The longer you wait, the more competition you will have throughout the competition.  Read their press release below and make sure you drop in on their social media pages and let them know who you heard this from.  GOOD LUCK!  


Gorilla Ammunition is running a giveaway promotion. Giving away ammunition everyday for 30 days!

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Vero Beach, FL, – February 11, 2015 – Gorilla Ammunition, a manufacturer of high quality modern sporting rifle ammunition, is performing a promotional giveaway that gives consumers a chance to win free ammunition. Consumers can enter the giveaway at the Gorilla Ammunition website and become eligible to win (1) 20 round box of high quality match grade ammunition of their choice.

https://www.gorillaammo.com/30-days-of-free-ammo

Contestants can begin entering on February 11th, the first winner will be announced on February 12th and the giveaway ends on March 13, 2015. The Gorilla Ammunition 30 Days of Ammunition Giveaway requires contestants to engage them on one social media platform to be eligible to win. The links are provided below.

Gorilla Ammunition is a manufacturer of high quality modern sporting rifle ammunition and dominates the 300 Blackout ammunition category. All of Gorilla Ammunition modern sporting rifle ammunition offerings are capable of Sub-MOA accuracy and have standard deviations in muzzle velocity of less that 15 feet per second. These industry leading statistics are garnering Gorilla Ammunition loyal consumers, as this young manufacturer continues to grow rapidly.