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Historic Handgun Innovation from Graham Combat

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.
Photo Credit: Breach Bang Clear
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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.
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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.
Breach Bang Clear attends a Graham Combat pistol course.
Photo Credit: Breach Bang Clear
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.
 

Tyrant Designs CNC announces the release of the HALO Handstop

Following on the heels of the very popular HALO Vertical Grip, Tyrant Designs CNC is announcing the release of their new HALO Handstop.  See the below Press Release from Tyrant Designs for more information.

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The following is a Press Release from Tyrant Designs:
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Tyrant Designs CNC is at it again, this time coming out with their new HALO Series AR HandStop. Machined from aerospace grade aluminum and finished in hardcoat Black, Red, Grey and Blue these little AR-15 handstops fit directly onto MLOK and KeyMod handguards by utilizing Tyrant Designs’ 2 in 1 technology.
They’ve stated that the HALO HandStop works great as a forward stop and a barricade stop as well.
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Their Pre Sale event is going on now, so head to their site if you’re interested in picking a few up at a great price. “After the success of our AR-15 vertical grip, we are very excited to release our new HALO Series AR HandStop. We only hope that our customers enjoy it as much as the VFG. We plan on growing out the HALO Series even more with a new AR pistol grip coming soon! ”
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SHOP PRE SALE PRICING OF THE HANDSTOP NOW AT WWW.TYRANTCNC.COM
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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 now working on expanding their product line.

ETS Group Release New Glock 42 and 43 Magazines

The following is a Press Release from Elite Tactical Systems Group:

ETS Group Glock 42 43 Magazines

For Immediate Release

May 26, 2017: The ETS Group is proud to announce the release of their new line of 42 and 43 Glock® clear polymer magazine models. All ETS Glock® 42 and 43 magazine models are single stack and each standard model holds 7 rounds, as opposed to the 6 rounds standard Glock® factory magazines hold. Also available are ETS’s 9 and 12 round versions, an industry first! ETS’s GLK-42-9 and GLK-43-9 models are only .75 inches longer than the standard 7-round magazine and allow for a better grip and control of the handgun. ETS’s clear polymer magazines feature extreme impact resistance so they won’t crack when dropped. The durable construction ensures the feed lips won’t spread when fully loaded and stored.

ETS Glock 42 43 Magazine

 

Available Models:

.380 caliber – Fits Glock® 42 Model

  • GLK-42    7 round (flush fit) 3.5″ long               $16.99
  • GLK-42-9    9 round – 4.25″ long                       $21.99
  • GLK-42-12   12 round – 5.5″ long                      $21.99

9mm – Fits Glock® 43 Model

  • GLK-43   7 round (flush fit) 3.5″ long                $16.99
  • GLK-43-9    9 round – 4.25″ long                       $21.99
  • GLK-43-12    12 round – 5.5″ long                     $21.99

ETS’s full line of 42 and 43 models are available now at www.etsgroup.us.

About ETS Group

Established in 2014, Elite Tactical Systems Group’s (ETS) goal is to provide customers with innovative products by utilizing cutting-edge design, materials, and manufacturing processes to create the best, most rugged, clear polymer magazines. We are proud to offer durable, top-quality, American-made products built to withstand the rigors of combat and heavy-duty use.

Angstadt Arms New 5.5″ Handguards Now Available

The following is a Press Release from Angstadt Arms:

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The Angstadt Arms UDP Series 5.5″ handguard is now available at the introductory price of $155 shipped. That’s a $30 savings off the regular price. Price is good through this weekend (5/21/17).

Features:

  • Compatible with both .223/5.56 and 9mm
  • Free float, 7 sided design that allows for 45 degree offset mounting options
  • M-LOK® mounting interface on 7 sides and 2 QD swivel mounting points
  • Special design allows for a super slim profile that still allows sound suppressors 1.39″ in diameter and smaller to tuck inside of the handguard when used with an exact length 6” barrel.

Angstadt Arms UDP 5.5 001

UDP Series 5.5” M-LOK® handguard. Compatible with .223/5.56 and 9mm calibers. Shown with their 6″ barrel.

Angstadt Arms UDP 5.5 002

Pickup the new UDP series 5.5″ handguard this weekend for only $155 Shipped!

Faxon Firearms Announces Sub 1 Pound 10.5” Pencil Barrel

The following is a Press Release from Faxon Firearms:
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(CINCINNATI, OH) – Faxon Firearms, incessant innovators in the firearms industry, is pleased to announce the release of the new 10.5” Pencil barrel chambered in 5.56 NATO. The new 10.5” pencil barrel clocks in at less than 1 pound, focusing on maximum maneuverability and versatility for any pistol or SBR platform.
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Focusing on removing all possible weight, the 10.5” Pencil barrel is formally rated at .9 lbs. including the barrel extension. The barrel is set up for standard carbine length gas systems, using a .625” diameter gas block journal, 1.1” in length – ideal for low-profile and light weight gas blocks.
The barrels feature a 1/8 twist, conventionally rifled 100% in-house by Faxon under our numerous quality certifications. For maximum versatility, the barrels are chambered in 5.56 NATO and feature concentric 1/2×28 threads with a relieved shoulder. The 4150 certified gun barrel quality steel is individually magnetic particle inspected and finished with a durable and resilient nitride.
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“We are thrilled to continue expanding our pencil barrel product line with the 10.5,” stated Nathanial Schueth, Director of Sales & Product Management. “Our pencil barrels are the lightest in the industry and with the 10.5” we have set another benchmark in ultralight performance.”
The 10.5” pencil barrel is available today and shipping now to Faxon’s dealers and OEM customers. MSRP is $159.00. New dealer and OEM inquiries are welcome.
10.5” Pencil Barrel Specifications
  • Barrel Material: 4150 Certified Gun Barrel Quality Steel, Triple Stress Relieved
  • Barrel Type: Button Rifled
  • Barrel Caliber: 5.56
  • Barrel Twist: 1:8
  • Barrel Length: 10.5″
  • Barrel Profile: Pencil
  • Barrel Gas System: Carbine
  • Inside Finish: Nitride
  • Outside Finish: Nitride
  • Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
  • Gas Block Diameter: .625″
  • Gas Port Diameter: .081″
  • Gas Block Journal Length: 1.1″
  • Barrel Extension: M4
  • Weight: .9 lbs.
  • Magnetic Particle Inspected
  • 11-degree Target Crown
About Faxon Firearms:
Faxon Firearms is a leader in constant evolution in the firearms marketplace focusing on US-made quality and innovation. From the ARAK platform, GUNNER & FLAME barrels, upper receivers, and an ever-expanding portfolio of innovative accessories, Faxon offers quality complete rifle systems and components. New dealers and OEM accounts are welcome.

Tyrant Designs CNC Announces the new Mini Vert Grip

The following is a Press Release from Tyrant Designs CNC:

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Tyrant Designs CNC, an industry leader in high-end aftermarket AR grips has just announced their release of the new HALO Series MiniVert, a vertical forward grip. With dimensions slightly smaller than the average AR-15 vert grip, the MiniVert sports an aggressive looking knurl and well thought out ergonomics. Coupled with the ability to fit directly to MLOK and Keymod rail systems this little grip packs a big punch. With an overall length just shy of 3 inches, Tyrant instead utilized an elongated lip at the bottom allowing the operator the option of either tucking their pinky behind or resting the finger the traditional way.

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“With all of the positive feedback we have received from reviewers, dealers and social media, we are extremely excited to announce the official release of our HALO Series MiniVert! This concept took months of designing and field testing to make it as comfortable as possible while maintaining our well known aggressive styling. It truly is a vertical grip that can be used in all situations on various platforms to heighten the performance of the operator. We are pleased with how it came out and look forward to seeing it on AR’s everywhere. ”

SHOP  INTRO PRICING ON HALO SERIES MINIVERT  NOW AT WWW.TYRANTCNC.COM

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 now working on a unique styled hand stop.

http://www.tyrantcnc.com/

FN Launches the FN 509 Striker-Fired 9mm Handgun

The following is a Press Release from FN:

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(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. 

Designation:FN 509
Caliber:9mm
Safety:Non-manual; internal, passive safeties
Sights:Fixed 3-dot luminescent sights;
Fixed 3-dot night sights (LE only)
Operation:Striker; DAO
Trigger Pull:5.5 – 7.5 pounds
Capacity:10- or 17-rounds
Weight:26.9 ounces
Barrel Length:4 inches
Overall Length:7.4 inches
MSRP:$649

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 Range Day – SOG Knives

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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.

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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.

Q1   |   Q2   |   Q3   |   Q4

SOG Baton Multi-Tools 002-1000

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.

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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.

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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.

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