High Speed Gear (HSG) has three new products for 2014 to outfit your tactical kit.
The Extended Pistol TACO Universal Mag Pouch (MSRP $28.00) will fit most high-capacity handgun and sub-gun magazines as well as other equipment such as large flashlights and collapsible batons.
The HSM TACO High Capacity Rifle Mag Pouch (MSRP $35.00) is designed to secure high capacity rifle and Saiga-style shotgun magazines as well as many LE/MIL handheld radios.
In a joint venture with NOLATAC and HSG, the NOLATAC M3T – Multiple-Mission Medical TACO (MSRP $75.00) allows for the customization of your medical kit while using various manufacturers inserts and trays. All three products are available in multiple color patterns.
The color pattern of Kryptek Highlander is not currently available, however all HSG kit will be available in this pattern on a limited run in February 2014.
New for 2014, Kimber has introduced the Model 8400 Advanced Tactical II precision rifle. The Model 8400 is chambered in .308 Win and .300 Win Mag, has an air-gauged steel match grade barrel, a Manners folding stock with a 1” recoil pad, is available in Desert Tan or KimPro II finishes and features reinforced carbon fiber. The folding stock is also adjustable for comb height and length of pull. The Model 8400 will accept 5 and 10 round magazines.
Lancer Systems has released a new .308 AR-style rifle, the LS7, and a new advanced hybrid 7.62x51mm magazine, the L7AWM.
The LS7 incorporates 7075 aluminum receivers, a carbon fiber handguard, ambidextrous bolt releases, barrel lengths available in 16, 18, 20 and 24 inches, and offers three differet mag-well options in standard, open left, and open right. The open mag-well options allow the shooter to conduct a magazine change while in the prone without altering the shooting position. The LS7 is scheduled for release in mid-2014.
The L7AWM magazine combines the strength of steel and the durability of polymer and is designed to work with SR25, SIG716, DPMS .308, and LM308 rifles. The L7AWM magazine is available in capacities of 5, 10, and 20 rounds with more planned for later in 2014. Retail prices for both the LS7 and the L7AWM have yet to be released.
New from Danner for 2014 is their Tachyon GTX boot line. The Tachyon GTX features a GORE-TEX lining, a full grain leather polishable toe, pentagon lug pattern sole with a fully rubberized outsole, a fully waterproof synthetic ultralight upper, speed lacing system, and an EVA mid-sole. Each boot weighs in at 17 oz (for a size 10). The Tachyon retails for $150.00.
New for Trijicon in 2014 is their Variable Combat Optical Gunsight, or VCOG, which has a 1-6x range and continues the tradition of rugged capability expected from Trijicon. The VCOG has seven different FFP reticle choices, functions on a single AA battery for a continuous 700 hours of operation, and is rail mounted.
The VCOG offers 6 brightness settings with off settings between each brightness setting. The first VCOG model to be introduced will be the 5.56 77 gr model, with 7.62 175 gr and 300BLK models to follow. The VCOG retails for $2,800.00.
The Sharps Rifle Company has introduced a 100% drop-in compatible AR-15 bolt for 2014. The S7 steel bolt will withstand over 200,000 PSI, has beveled lugs on the bolt face to assist with any timing issues, has a Nickel Teflon coating, rubber extractor spring donut, and a standard ejector and extractor. The Sharps AR bolt retails for $149.99. For more information visit, http://www.srcarms.com.
Blade-Tech has two new concealable holsters for 2014, the Ambi-Eclipse and the Ambi-Klipt.
The Ambi-Eclipse builds on the popular Eclipse holster and creates a 4 in 1 system that will allow for an inside the waistband or outside the waistband option for both right and left sides. The holster itself is not contoured and features sweat guards on both sides of the holster. The removable belt loops are flexible for better contouring on the body and both belt loops and IWB clips are included. The Ambi-Eclipse is available for Glock (including the new Glock 41 and 42, Smith & Wesson M&P, and 1911’s with more options coming soon. The Ambi-Klipt is an IWB holster with an adjustable and reversible polymer clip to adjust hand selection and height adjustment. The Ambi-Klipt was designed for compact handguns and is currently available for the Glock 26, Glock 42, and the Remington 51. Both of these holsters are 100% made in the U.S.A. For more information visit, blade-tech.com.
New from Beretta for 2014 is the Nano 9mm conceal carry handgun. The Nano features a snag-free design, is Beretta’s first striker fire handgun, and has an interchangeable frame for your preference of a variety of colors. The serial number is sub-chassis to remain in ATF compliance while changing out the frame. There are 3 passive safeties on the Nano; the trigger safety, the fire pin block, and a deactivator that will “lock” the handgun not allowing the trigger to be pressed without first pulling the slide back approximately ¼ inch. Two magazines are included, a 6+1 flush magazine and a 8+1 extended magazine. The Nano retails for $475. For more information visit, http://www.berettausa.com/, or call 1-800-929-2901.
Armalite has added another model to their precision rifle line-up in 2014 with the sub-MOA Armalite AR-31. The AR-31’s 24” barrel is chambered in .308 WIN, has a short bolt action, a single-stage Shilen trigger, and accepts AR-10B double-stack magazines. While test firing this rifle, there is very light felt recoil, which is similar to shooting a 5.56mm AR-style rifle, and consistently hit a 5” steel plate at 100 yards (maximum distance at range during test). The AR-31 retails for $3,46.00. For more information visit, http://www.armalite.com/, or call 1-800-336-0184.
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