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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

Daniel Defense Introduces the DDM4V7 Pro

The following is a Press Release from Daniel Defense reference the new DDM4V7 Pro.

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The new DDM4V7 Pro was designed for competitors looking to dominate multi-gun-match podiums. With features like an 18″ Strength to Weight, Cold Hammer Forged barrel; a rifle-length gas system; our newly designed Muzzle Climb Mitigator; and a Geissele Automatics Super Dynamic 3 Gun Trigger, expect to see shorter split times, more precise follow-up shots, softened recoil, and reduced fatigue at your next competition.

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A new MFR XS 15.0 M-LOK rail provides major weight savings, plenty of real estate for optics, superior cooling, and outstanding ergonomics for transitioning between targets and preventing over-travel. You’ll also appreciate the larger Vltor Gunfighter Mod 4 Charging Handle latch, for easier manipulation under magnified optics, and the rugged yet comfortable DD Buttstock and Pistol Grip. Take your game—and the podium you stand on—to the next level with the DDM4V7 Pro.

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For more information, please visit the Daniel Defense Webpage.  CLICK HERE

First 50 LANTAC LA-R15 Intermediate Raven Rifles to be Offered Exclusively at Cabela’s

The following is a Press Release from LanTac-USA and Cabela’s:

First ever shipment of new, state-of-the-art rifles available through Cabela’s July 7, 2016

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FORT WORTH, Texas (July 7, 2016) – LANTAC™ USA LLC, Fort Worth TX., will make the first ever shipment of 50 of the company’s new LA-R15 14.5” Intermediate Raven™ rifles available exclusively at Cabela’s for a limited time beginning Thursday, July 7th. These highly anticipated sought after, state-of-the-art rifles will be offered through Cabela’s before they hit the market anywhere else in the world.

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LanTac’s LA-R15 14.5” Intermediate Raven is the first ever AR modern sporting rifle with the company’s patent-pending Adjustable Buffer System and proprietary buffer spring. Each rifle is comprised of premium parts and accessories, including hand-lapped, stainless steel barrels; billet 7075-T6 certified lower and upper receivers with Type III, Class II black anodizing; and LanTac’s UCT EXO NiB coated Enhanced Bolt Carrier Group (E-BCG™) with forward porting, flared tail carrier and Carpenter 158 bolts.

 

Additional features like the state-of-the-art, world-leading, pinned and welded LanTac DGN556B™ Dragon™ Muzzle Brake; a MPI tested bolt; and LanTac Curved Bow, CMC Triggers 3.5-lb, E-CT1™ single-stage drop-in trigger system, allow the LA-R15 14.5” Intermediate Raven to offer zero muzzle rise and a massive reduction in felt recoil, in a fast, flat-shooting and accurate rifle.

The LanTac LA-R15 14.5” Intermediate Raven rifle is manufactured to the highest quality standards and assembled by a skilled team of rifle builders. Each rifle is shot tested at LanTac’s facility, treated with FrogLube™ and comes with a lifetime warranty against defects. Visit www.lantac-usa.com for more information.

Cabela’s Incorporated is a leading specialty omni-channel retailer of hunting, fishing, camping, shooting sports and related outdoor merchandise and has long been recognized as the World’s Foremost Outfitter. Visit the LanTac page on Cabela’s website, or www.cabelas.com, for more information about Cabela’s exclusive offering of the new LanTac LA-R15 14.5” Intermediate Raven rifle.