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Tyrant Designs CNC Mini-Vert Grip

The following is a Press Release from Tyrant Designs CNC:

Tyrant Designs CNC , an industry leader in high-end aftermarket AR  grips is only a few weeks away from releasing their first ever AR vertical grip! So far they are only calling it the Mini Vert Grip. The dimensions are roughly 3” L x .8” W and is directly compatible with M-LOK and KeyMod. The 3” in length is almost an inch shorter than most vertical grips, Tyrant instead utilizing an elongated lip at the bottom, allowing the operator the option of either tucking their pinky behind, or resting the finger on top. It is said to weigh around 2 ounces, but no official number has been recorded. Tyrant Designs also mentioned that this will be their most affordable product to date, and the price point will be very competitive with other vertical grips.

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“This is something that we have been slowly working on for some time now. There are some great vertical grips out there, and we did not want to release just a ‘me too’ product. The mini vert is lightweight and shorter than most vert grips. That translates into less hanging mass on the operators rifle while still giving them the added control a vertical grip offers. ”

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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 releasing their line of vertical grips and handstops next month.

Tyrant Designs CNC, LLC
10134 Pacific Ave
Franklin Park, Il 60131
http://www.tyrantcnc.com/

SHOT 2017 – Hexmag

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Hexmag has branched out from solely being an AR15 Magazine manufacturer and is now offering a wider variety of products.

SHOT Show 2017 - Hexmag 20 Round .308 Magazine-1000

First teased at last years SHOT Show, Hexmag showed off their production model 20 round .308 HX-SR25 Magazines.  The MSRP will be $24.99 and they should be shipping within the next 30 days.

SHOT Show 2017 - Hexmag Keymod Rail Cover-1000 SHOT Show 2017 - Hexmag Picatinny Rail Cover-1000

Hexmag is now offering rail covers for Picatinny, Key-Mod and M-LOK rails.  The MSRP for the rail covers will be $27.99 for 4x covers of Key-Mod or M-LOK and $34.99 for 3x covers of Picatinny.

SHOT Show 2017 - Hexmag Rubber Overmold Grip-1000
Hexmag is also offering a Rubber Over Mold Grip in addition to their Advanced Tactical Grip, which is already on the market.  The MSRP is $TBD and should be available within the next 30 days.

SHOT Show 2017 - Hexmag Clear AR15 Magazine-1000

Hexmag is also going to offer a clear Hexmag 30 Round AR15 Magazine, but the pricing and release date are both TBD.

Hexmag also had another “in the works” project at SHOT that they wished to keep close hold and not to be disclosed.  I will honor that request.  Unfortunately at least one person did not honor that request and has posted the information out on the interwebs.  Though they may have gotten “first dibs” on the story, they have also proven that they cannot be trusted with future industry close hold information.

For more information, please visit: https://hexmag.com/

SHOT 2017 – Lantac-USA

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New for 2017 from LanTac-USA is the E-BCG (Enhanced Bolt Carrier Group) in .308 and the Dragon 5.56 BQM Muzzle Brake.

SHOT Show 2017 - LanTac-USA .308 E-BCG-1000

The .308 E-BCG is the bigger brother of the popular 5.56mm size BCG.  The E-BCG features a forward porting gas port and a smoothcam system.  The .308 E-BCG MSRP’s for $327.


SHOT Show 2017 - LanTac USA Dragon DGN556BQM -1000

The DGN556BQM, aka Dragon Muzzle Brake Quick Mount, is the same as the standard with the addition of lugs to accept the Gemtech Quick Mounted Suppressors.  It will retail for the same cost as the standard Dragon Muzzle Break at $125.

For more information, please visit: https://www.lantac-usa.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.

Master of Arms Announces the Esoteric15

The Following is a Press Release from Master of Arms:

San Luis Obispo, CA, November 9, 2016– Master of Arms announces the sleekest, no compromise AR-15 receiver produced. Through utilization of rigorous engineering and advanced machining, the Esoteric15 is now available.

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“We are extremely proud and excited to offer our product to the shooting sports, LE & Military community. We set out to build the absolutely best AR receiver in the industry. Our goal was to achieve an ultralight product without the cannibalization of traditional alloy materials or use of polymers. At the same time, we wanted our product to not only be extremely durable but to also have a clean, fast, low drag design. We have exceeded our expectations” – Nathan Lortz. CFC, Master of Arms

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Specifications: Lower

  • Precision CNC Machined from Billet 7075
  • Lightweight Design
  • Laser Engraved Logo
  • MIL-A-8625, Type III, Class 2, Hard Anodized Flat Black Finish
  • Compatible with TDP/Mil Standard AR Lower Receiver Parts
  • Dimensional Accuracy Inspection
  • All Sharp Edges De-Burred Sharp by Hand
  • Pictograph Selector Markings Properly Marked for 90° Safety Selectors
  • Receiver Safety Selector Hole & Internal Wall Machined with Relief Cut for SHORT-THROW Safety Selectors
  • Multi Caliber Marking for Build Versatility
  • Flared, Deep Beveled Magwell
  • Easy in Install Set Screw Bolt Catch Pin (Pin Included)
  • Captured Takedown Pin Detent Spring (Set Screw Included)
  • Upper/Lower Receiver Tension Screw (Screw included)
  • Integrated Trigger Guard
  • All Components, material, and packaging made in the USA
  • Weight: 6.85 oz.

Specifications Upper

  • Precision CNC Machined from Billet 7075
  • Lightweight Design
  • M4 Feed Ramps
  • Machined T-Marks
  • Laser Engraved Logos
  • MIL-A-8625F, Type III, Class 2, Hard Anodized Flat Black Finish
  • Compatible with TDP/Mil Standard AR Upper Receiver Parts
  • All Components, material, and packaging made in the USA
  • Weight: 5.5 ounces

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