The following is a Press Release from Tyrant Designs CNC: The Tyrant Designs CNC T-Comp (internal designation of V18.3) officially went into production on December 3rd as Tyrants first firearm compensator, and is now slated for a Christmas release. This new compensator not only introduces innovative features but is also particularly significant as it uses a two piece locking mechanism design. The T-Comp will usher in a new era of Tyrant products, in doing so building upon the invaluable legacies of our predecessors.
The Tyrant Compensator is designed for operators who demand the most from their handgun components. An uncompromising compensator that will deliver both performance and aesthetic appeal to any full frame 9mm Glock, Gens 3 through 5. As there is a limited quantity run, Tyrant requests that anyone interested should sign up on the products description page (linked below).
“ We are extremely excited about the launch of the T-Comp! Not only is it aesthetically beautiful, but it functions very well. We truly believe the T-Comp will reset the standard for how firearm compensators should install and function, and we are very thankful for the possibility to showcase it to our Country. ”
SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to introduce the P229 SAO pistol as the newest addition to its Legion Series of firearms. Legion is an exclusive product line developed by SIG SAUER based on input from elite shooting professionals, and designed to exceed the expectations of the serious shooter.
The P229 is one of SIG SAUER’s classic pistols and is iconic amongst shooting enthusiasts. It is widely regarded as one of the best designed and proportioned pistols within the elite shooting community,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “We are really excited to introduce the much anticipated P229 SAO to our Legion Series because it was our Legion members that asked for this variation. The Legion Series P229 SAO pistol is the natural evolution of the shared mission of SIG SAUER and our Legion members – to never settle.”
The Legion P229 SAO is a 9mm, hammer-fired pistol, equipped with X-Ray 3 Day/Night Sights. This is an all-metal compact pistol with a Legion-gray coated slide and frame, a SIG Master Shop inspired flat trigger, enhanced checkering on the front strap and under trigger guard, and custom high checkered black G10 grips with a Legion medallion. Like all Legion Series pistols the P229 SAO features a reduced and contoured elite beavertail, which allows for a higher grip, but a reduced profile, thus eliminating printing. The Legion P229 SAO pistol comes standard with three 15-round magazines (state-compliant 10-round magazines available.)
SIG SAUER’s Legion is an exclusive members-only access program available to owners of the SIG SAUER Legion Series of firearms. Upon registration of any Legion Series firearm, members receive a complimentary thermo-mold carrying case, a challenge coin matched to the firearm, exclusive access to Legion gear and merchandise, and receive exclusive communications from SIG SAUER and the Legion. Additionally, all SIG SAUER SAO pistols are only available through the Legion Series.
The SIG SAUER Legion Series P229 SAO pistol will be on display at the SIG SAUER Exhibition Booth (#6220) at the NRA Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas, Friday, May 4th through Sunday, May 7th.
The P229 Legion Series SAO Specs:
Total length: 7.1”
Barrel length: 3.9”
Weight (incl. magazine): 32 oz.
Sight radius: 5.7”
The Legion Series P229 SAO will be available in retail stores in mid-summer.
The following is a Press Release from Nighthawk Custom:
Berryville AR: Nighthawk Custom, makers of heirloom quality 1911’s, shotguns, and revolvers, is pleased to announce its first of several new models for 2018, by revamping the top selling Ladyhawk line. The new Ladyhawk 2.0 is the first major upgrade to this series of pistols. The slim framed commander sized gun has been a huge hit with women who desire high quality handguns designed for smaller hands.
Available in both 9mm and 45acp, as no cost options, this gun supports full powered modern ammunition in a thin framed package. What makes the Ladyhawk 2.0 different however, are it’s aesthetic elements. Shooters have been asking for more feminine colors and styes to match the unique craftsmanship provided by Nighthawk Custom. The Ladyhawk 2.0 marries modern coating options like DLC and Rose Gold TICN with Obsidian, Abalone and Zinc.
Here are just some of the features:
• Finish: DLC with Rose Gold TICN finish on controls and barrel • Grips – Custom Obsidian, Abalone, and Zinc • Forged commander size frame and 4.25″ barrel (also available with an officer size frame) • Match grade 9mm barrel (also available in .45 ACP as a no-cost option) • Heinie Slant Pro Straight Eight Tritium night sights • Thinned front strap and mainspring housing • Serrated slide top • Scalloped front strap and mainspring housing • 40 lines per inch serrated rear of slide to match rear sight • Shortened slide stop and beveled frame • Crowned barrel flush with bushing • Lightweight aluminum Nighthawk Custom tri-cavity trigger • New ultra hi-cut front strap • Completely dehorned for comfortable carry • Heinie recoil spring plug
Retail price on the Nighthawk Custom Ladyhawk 2.0 is $4695 with dealer and online orders being fulfilled starting today. ###
I will preface this post with the disclaimer that I have ZERO affiliation with nor do I do work for Matt Graham or Graham Combat, so this write up is non-solicited.
I took a training class from Matt Graham earlier this year during a closed LE course. During the course I had a closed-door meeting with Matt along with one other LEO with a verbal NDA regarding the contents of the meeting.
I guess the proverbial cat is out of the bag as Graham Combat just released the video below.
I encourage you to watch the video, though it is almost 15 minutes in length. I know that attention spans are usually too short to watch that length of video, but it is worth the view.
Matt has developed an entirely new ideology and platform for handgun sighting systems. I believe that this system will be commonplace in the future, but will take a while for all manufacturers to get on board.
As the video shows, when shooters get their hands on a handgun with this shooting system, the response is usually the same. Though I may have been a little more animated in my response that may or may not have included a few “holy shit’s” and “what the fu**’s” in there.
I have been a shooter for over two decades and have worked within the firearms industry for over half of that. I have spent the past seven years attending SHOT Show and having a first hand account of new products, including a lot that have never made it to market.
In my absolute honest opinion, this is near the top of the list of the most innovative and ingenious ideas to hit the firearms industry since I have been involved. The below video is good and explaining how the sighting system works, but does not do justice to having it in your hand and seeing the sights for the first time.
I cannot wait to get a platform in my hand with this sighting system installed. TOTAL.GAME.CHANGER!
Matt does a great job in the video explaining the nuances of how the system works, so I will leave it up to him.
(McLean, VA – April 17, 2017) FN America, LLC is excited to announce the launch of the FN 509™, an all-new 9mm striker-fired pistol. The FN 509 was born out of the company’s effort to produce a contender for the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS) competition and has been further enhanced to meet the needs of U.S. law enforcement and commercial customers.
“When the requirements for MHS were released, our team of engineers immediately went to work, taking the successful elements of the FNS Compact and further developing those to meet the needs of the U.S. Army’s solicitation for a new, full-size pistol,” said Mark Cherpes, President and CEO of FN America, LLC. “Between the submission of MHS and the commercial release of the FN509, we have worked with law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S. and captured on-site feedback that we used to further optimize the pistol to far exceed the expectations of our valued customers.”
Built on the proven architecture of the FNS™ Compact, FN made changes internally and externally to meet the rigorous performance standards of the MHS requirements and further developed the platform into the FN 509™ with help from industry experts. Over the course of development, the platform has been tested extensively for reliability, ammunition compatibility and durability – totaling more than 1 million rounds.
Aesthetic changes to the platform include the aggressive cocking serrations, enhanced grip textures, guarded controls and recessed target crown on the barrel. Critical internal components were completely redesigned to ensure maximum performance to meet FN’s demanding standards. The FN 509 is currently shipping to FN distributors in two commercial SKUs, available at retail in early May, and two law enforcement SKUs, available in early June. Other options like manual safety models will be made available at a future date. For product specifications, please see Figure 1.
To see the new FN 509 in person, visit the FN Booth (#2429) at the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings, held April 28 – 30, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. To read more on the design and development of the FN 509 or to find a dealer near you, please visit fnamerica.com.
Figure 1; Product specifications.
Non-manual; internal, passive safeties
Fixed 3-dot luminescent sights; Fixed 3-dot night sights (LE only)
Flat Dark Earth (FDE) and Tactical Models Join the HK VP Product Line
Columbus, Georgia – Two new models of Heckler & Koch’s VP striker fired pistol have been added to the company line-up this summer. New Flat Dark Earth (FDE) colored frame variants and threaded barrel “Tactical models”join the renowned VP family of 9 mm and .40 caliber pistols.
The new VP FDE models are manufactured using special colorants added to the frame during the molding process and are available in both 9 mm (VP9) and .40 caliber (VP40). The color frame cannot fade or chip and is unaffected by chemicals, sun, and exposure to the elements. FDE models have all of the highly regarded VP features-with the addition of their colored frames. Flat Dark Earth is a tan/brown color scheme that has gained favor among many military and security units in recent years (http://hk-usa.com/hk-models/vp-fde/).
The VP Tactical models (available in both 9 mm and .40 S&W) are also identical to standard HK VP pistols, except for the addition of premium grade threaded barrels -only their weights and lengths differ due to the longer and slightly heavier threaded barrel (http://hk-usa.com/hk-models/vp9-tactical/).
The threaded barrels are manufactured at HK’s Oberndorf factory in southwest Germany, using the legendary Heckler & Koch cold-hammer forging process. HK cold hammer forged barrels -made from proprietary cannon grade steel -are well known for their long service life. Similar HK barrels on P30 models have fired more than 90,000 rounds in endurance tests.
“Adding color frame models and VPs with threaded barrels is our response to the many customer requests we received on this phenomenal handgun,”said Michael Holley, HK-USA Vice President for Commercial Sales and Marketing. “Look for us to continue fleshing out the VP Series with customer-driven product improvements. The VP is one of HK’s most successful handguns. Its ‘precise pull’trigger is recognized as industry-leading. VP pistols are accurate, rugged, safe, easy to fit to any shooter’s hand -and they’re fun guns to shoot.”
Both the VP FDE color frame models and the VP Tactical models are made completely in HK’s Oberndorf factory in southwest Germany using all of the company’s advanced technologies for barrel manufacturing, as well as production of the machined steel slide, polymer frame, and all internal components. HK VP pistols are competitively priced and covered by Heckler & Koch’s lifetime warranty.
About Heckler & Koch
Heckler & Koch is the world’s premier small arms systems company and a major supplier to global military, law enforcement agencies, and civilian shooters. An innovative leader in design and manufacturing, Heckler & Koch provides technologically advanced firearms, logistical support, training, and specialized services with the highest standards of innovation and reliability to its customer base. Heckler & Koch’s well-known range of products include the USP series pistols, MP5 submachine gun, the MP7 Personal Defense Weapon, the G36 weapon system, the HK416 enhanced carbine, HK45, P30, and most recently VP series pistols.