Samson Manufacturing announced the new Field Survivor Model V Pistol Grip Insert. The newest Pistol Grip Insert in the Line Up for Samson will fit inside of a Standard A2 Pistol Grip and will include Pliers, Screw Driver, Seat Belt Cutter, Front Sight Adjustment Tool and a Broken Shell Extractor. Model V is only in the prototype phase right now, but production models should be available around April 2016. The MSRP is TBD.
Also at the Samson booth was a throwback to a childhood claw game, but instead of fishing for stuffed animals, an attendee could donate $1 per turn with the opportunity to fish out Samson Manufacturing Sights, Rails, Gift Cards, etc. The money donated to the cause was to be donated to Wishes For Warriors.
The Limited Edition Billet AR-15, with Custom Serial Number, will feature a custom cerakote job, Magpul UBR Stock, CMC Triggers Curved Trigger, AXTS Raptor Charging Handle, Extended Magazine Release, Magpul MBUS Pro Sights and a Fail Zero NiB Bolt Carrier Group.
The Fail Zero/Alpha Omega Weaponry AR-15 will MSRP for $2995.
For more information, please visit: http://failzero.com/
For those who need to carry covertly, the CLUTCH Belt (MSRP ~ $120) will offer a unique way to carry your equipment by providing a stretchable belt with four inches of adjustment. The belt can be used to carry covertly or overtly and can take any existing holster or pouch with the addition of Velcro to securely attach into the pouches. The dedicated pistol pouch has an opening in the bottom to allow for longer barrels. The CLUTCH will initially be available in black or gray and offers padding on the inside of the belt.
The KNUCKL Mount is a fully articulable helmet mount for attaching cameras, such as the GoPro, and lights. The KNUCKL also has an adapter that will accept a Princeton Tech Light.
The TAPS is a fully programmable pressure switch (momentary/ constant) that comes with attachment methods for KeyMod, M-LOK and Picatinny Rail options in one package. If the pressure switch battery dies, the pressure switch will revert to momentary-only and will remain functional until the battery can be replaced.
Limitless Gear introduced the new MCR (Magazine Carrier Rifle), which is a hardened AR-15 Magazine carrier that can store the magazine in any position while securing the magazine in place.
The MCR, which MSRP’s for $29.95, includes a belt adapter or can easily lock into MOLLE webbing with a sliding MOLLE attachment system. The MCR will work with all know AR-15/M16 magazines, to include 10 and 20 round magazines. Limitless Gear advises that if a 10 round magazine is used, a Ranger Plate will need to be used. The magazine will not pull straight out of the carrier, though a slight twist of the magazine to the right will release the magazine catch.
High Speed Gear, in collaboration with NOLATAC, has introduced the O3D (On Duty – Off Duty) Medical Pouch, which is a much smaller profile medical pouch.
With the reduction in the size of the pouch, it should be easier for officers and those wanting to carry necessary first aid supplies on their belt or other kit without taking up too much real estate. The O3D will MSRP in the $72 range.
SOG Knives had a wide variety of new products in their line up for 2016 that they introduced at SHOT Show. Of note was their new line of bags, a minimalist multi-tool and their Quake knives.
The Quake and Quake XL knives, which will retail for $175 and $200 respectively, are new folders for SOG this year that offer a VG10 blade and forged aluminum handle scales. The black handguard also doubles as the opening mechanism, which gives a very quick spring assisted opening.
The Reactor Multi-Tool is a compact, minimalist multi-tool that offers a knife, pliers, wire-cutters, a phillips and straight blade screwdriver head and most importantly, a bottle opener.
SOG has also introduced a line of packs that will range from 12 liters to 35 liters in size. The packs will feature a hardened top cap with internal storage and though most models will come with backpack straps, there is a version that offers a sling as well as one that will convert into a duffle bag. The bags are compatible with hydration bladders, though one is not included. The bags will range in price from approximately $150-$250, depending on model.
Falkor Defense, formerly known as SI-Defense, has been extremely busy over the past year with a ton of new products.
The one product that really stands out in a crowd is the Falkor Defense PETRA .300 Win Mag AR. The PETRA comes in two slight variations with either a 20″ Carbon Fiber Proof Research Barrel (MSRP around $5800) or a Stainless Steel Barrel (MSRP around $4800). The PETRA uses a proprietary magazine for the system.
The Falkor Defense Mantis is a currently-in-production bipod that allows the user to pivot the bipod in multiple directions and lock it in place. There are also additional accessory “feet” that can replace the standard “feet”, such as a spike, that is easily replaced.
The Falkor Defense Blast Cap is currently available in 5.56, with .308 in the works. The Blast Cap is a muzzle device that screws onto the barrel itself and the gasses are pushed forward and will deflect sound away from the operator as well. The Blast Cap will be available in multiple colors and will MSRP for around $270.
The Falkor Defense Optimus PDW Stock will fit on any standard AR-15 platform and includes a buffer and spring and will work with any stock BCG. The Optimus will fold out to full carbine stock length. The MSRP has yet to be determined.
Falkor Defense also has three new rail systems, the Transition, the Breacher and the Fatty.
The Transition Rail is more rigid and free floating and consists of a transition ring, a barrel nut and the rail itself. This is truly a secure system. The Transition is currently only available in M-LOK in both 5.56 and .308 DPMS High Profile variations with three lengths for each variation and up to 19″ for the .308 version. The MSRP has yet to be determined.
The Breacher Rail, which is only available in .308 M-LOK, includes a “heat sync” barrel nut to assist in dispersing heat away from the chamber. The Breacher features a linear “saw-tooth-like” surface on the front of the rail to assist with barrel work. There is a QD mount at the 6 o’clock position of the front of the rail and two QD mounts on the rear of the rail at the 3 and 9 o’clock positions. There will be three lengths that have yet to be finalized and the MSRP has yet to be set.
Lastly, the Fatty Rail features a girthy, yet comfortable diameter that will accommodate most suppressors and three lengths that, though ranging from approximately 7.5″ to approximately 15.5″ are yet to be determined. The Fatty will be available for both .308 and 5.56mm AR platforms.
Battle Arms Development has had yet another innovative year and not failing to impress. Of key note within their new line-up includes the new VERT PDW Stock and VERT BAD-PDW Billet Lower Receiver and PDW Stock, which is all one machined piece.
The VERT PDW Stock MSRP’s for $425 while the VERT BAD-PDW Billet Lower Receiver did not have a price at the time of this writing.
BAD also announced a 11.18oz Black Nitride BCG and a 11.25oz NiB BCG, which have yet to be priced.
Check out the video for more information from the show.
Mega Arms has a lot of new offerings at SHOT Show this year.
Starting off with their new Small Frame .308 AR which features an ambidextrous safety selector, bolt catch/release, magazine release and the Slidelock Charging Handle. The Small Frame .308 weighs in at 7.2 lbs and is available with a 16″ or 18″ barrel and a 14″ or 16″ handguard. The Small Frame .308 has a price point around $2500.
Mega also announced their new 6.5 Creedmoor 22″ barrel with included match bolt and firing pin. The barrel promises Sub-MOA and has been 2 years in the making. The barrel with included match bolt and firing pin will retail around $462.
Mega announced their new .22 upper receiver with MML520 handguard and included BCG. It will retail for $773.
Finally, Mega announced that their ORIAS chassis is now available in Long Action and will be available for the same price as the Short Action version.
For more information, please visit: http://megaarms.com/
Froglube announced their new OPTX (Optic and Scope) Cleaner at SHOT Show on Tuesday. At this time, OPTX will only be available through dealers who have a POP v2 (Point of Purchase) display, which was also introduced at the show.