If you are not familiar with TriggrCon, this is how it is described on their website, triggrcon.com: “Triggrcon is a 4 day event in Tacoma, Washington. It will include a range day and industry day open to media and industry attendees and the final 2 days for enthusiasts. Triggrcon will showcase the newest, most innovative companies and products in the tactical firearms industry. The conference will be capped in exhibitors and attendees to maintain an intimate and exclusive environment.
Triggrcon builds on existing relationships while fostering new partnerships. With several leading companies coordinating major product launches for the show for 2017, the buzz created will be epic for the show. Media and industry attendees will experience a coordinated effort of manufacturers not seen at other shows while firearms enthusiasts will have a gateway into a show that normally is only offered to industry professionals.”
Think of TriggrCon as a publicly accessible, no-cost, mini-version of SHOT Show.
Here is a breakdown of some of the events surrounding TriggrCon:
Sig Sauer VR Challenge
Shoot a virtual USPSA stage for a chance to win a Sig P320 RX! Each contestant will have 2 runs and will keep their fastest time. The top 3 times will win big, with the fastest time winning the Sig P320 RX. There will also be random giveaways, provided by Fortis Mfg, to those who participate.
Come meet NY Times Best Selling Author Scott McEwen and many more amazing authors at Triggrcon’s Author’s Network. These authors will be speaking all throughout the event, as well as, signing books at vendor booths, so be sure to come and listen to these author’s amazing stories!
VIP Party, “An Evening with Heroes”
The VIP event will be an intimate gathering of tactical industry leaders, first responders, military VIP’s and VIP ticket holders. The VIP event will include some of the best NW spirits & beverages, amazing food, exciting tactical entertainment, giveaways and a raffle that will benefit our charity The PTSD Foundation. Tickets are $100 and the event will be held on July 29.
Click the link in the banner for more info.
TRIGGRCON Pro Shop
Come check out our Triggrcon Pro Shop where we will be selling products from several different vendors from the show. We will also be offering “show only” specials, so be sure to stop by for some crazy deals.
Calendar of Events:
Day 0: Range Day**7.27.2017 (Thursday) Day 1: Industry Day**7.28.2017 (Friday) Day 2: Enthusiast Day and VIP Party 7.29.2017 (Saturday) Day 3: Enthusiast Day 27.30.2017 (Sunday) ** Media & Industry Only * Media Only
SOG Knives and Tools has always continued to strive to innovate year after year. 2017 is no different. Continue to read to see what is new for this year.
SOG has reimagined the multi-tool with their new Baton series. The models are named Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4. Each in the series is meant to fulfill a different series of tasks, not just add more tools to each. The smallest, the Q1, is just a bit bigger than a permanent marker. In the image below, you can see a variety of what each looks like open, but for a full break down, I recommend clicking on the model name below to check them out on the SOG webpage for full details. Just the opening of these tools are worth checking them out.
As pictured below, there are two new Kiku Models, the Kiku Assisted and Kiku Fixed. All of these knives are designed in collaboration with master blade maker, Kiku Matsuda of Japan. The Kiku Assisted comes with a VG-10 blade in either Black TiNi or Satin Polish and is 3.5″ in length (8.1″ OAL). The handles are made of linen Micarta and have to be held personally to appreciate the texture of these knives. The Kiku Assisted MSRP between $174-$187, depending on blade choice.
The Kiku Fixed is available in a 4″ VG-10 Satin Polish Blade and also comes with a linen Micarta handle. A kydex sheath is also included. The MSRP for the Kiku Fixed is $254.
The below knife, the “Terminus”, is an all-purpouse slipjoint folding knife that is legal in many places. The 3″ CTS BD1 steel blade does not lock, though there is positive pressure to ensure the blade does not inadvertently close. The Terminus is available in Black Oxide ($80) or Satin Polish ($67). This knife features G10 handles and a reversible pocket clip.
If you drop the below Ultra C-Ti knife in your pocket, you may forget it is there. Weighing in at just 1.3oz, the Ultra C-Ti features a VG-10 steel blade and carbon fiber handle with titanium clip, which doubles as a money clip. It is available only with a bead blasted blade and MSRP’s at $134.
Accu-Tac Firearms Accessories has come out with a new bipod for the 2017 SHOT Show. With a name “F5” floating around, this bipod uses the same legs as the SR-5 bipod, but is designed to be used with “F-Class” rifles.
The “F5” (name is not yet official) offers a QD mount and 25-degrees of panning to the left and right while utilizing a wide base for support. The Tension/Lock Lever on the bottom allows the user to loosen or lock out the panning feature.
Quarter Circle 10 has introduced the new QC-5 series in both full weapon platforms and as receiver sets. The QC-5 is based around the Heckler and Koch MP5 9mm Magazine, though there is mention of a 10mm version possibly in the works as well. The QC-5 offers a non-reciprocating charging handle and will be available in both Pistol and SBR/PDW configurations for purchase.
QC-10 advises that the QC-5 (MP5 pattern) upper and lower receivers are specific to themselves and cannot be interchanged with the Glock Small Frame upper and lower receivers.
QC-10 advised that pricing is “TBD” and the QC-5 should be available around Summer 2017.
Armaspec introduced their new Stealth Recoil Spring at this year’s SHOT Show. The Stealth Recoil Spring is a “self-contained multi-stage drop-in replacement” for a standard buffer and spring. The Stealth Recoil Spring was designed to reduce felt recoil and to rid the buffer spring from having contact with the inner wall of the buffer tube. The buffer mass remains under constant tension from the bolt carrier group and an O-Ring on the head of the buffer mass prevents any metal on metal contact.
The Stealth Recoil Spring will come in 5 variations:
Phase 5 had some innovation brewing in their booth this year at SHOT. To start off was their Universal Mini Stock (UMS). Made of aluminum construction, the UMS will fit any standard MIL-SPEC buffer tube, Phase 5 Hex 1 and 2 Pistol Buffer Tubes and all other known Pistol Buffer Tubes. The UMS affixes to the buffer tube via 2x set screws on the bottom of the tube. The stock itself is not adjustable, however, Phase 5 may come out with a spacer in the future to allow for some variance. The MSRP is $TBD and expect a ship date around the 1st of April, 2017.
Phase 5 has introduced some new rail attachments in gray and black with some other colors possible coming down the line. The rail attachments will fit all Phase 5 rails, though there is belief that they may fit other rails with similar attachment points as well.
Phase 5 has also introduced their new Sloped Quick Disconnect End Plate (SQD-EP). The QD Socket offers a 30-degree downward cant and 360-degrees of spin. The SQD-EP is currently available on the Phase 5 Webpage for $39.99.
Hexmag has branched out from solely being an AR15 Magazine manufacturer and is now offering a wider variety of products.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CMC Triggers has stepped outside of the box this year with their line of triggers dedicated for the AR platform of rifles and has entered into the Glock Trigger Market.
The trigger, called the CMC Glock Trigger Gen 1, will be available around mid-March 2017 for a cost in the ballpark of $175. The trigger will be available for both Gen 3 and Gen 4 Glocks, will offer a 5# trigger pull and will have the same trigger safety functionality as a standard Glock trigger. One cannot mistake the unique look of the CMC flat trigger and it translates well over to the Glock trigger.