For 2014, Leupold has launched the next-generation of their red dot sight, the DeltaPoint 2. Retaining features of the first-generation DeltaPoint such as Motion Sensor Technology that turns the illumination on when motion is detected, the second generation DeltaPoint 2 will now include manual brightness adjustment and a master on/off switch for transportation or storage.
New for 2014 from Black Rain Ordnance is their Model 602 .308 Win precision rifle. The Model 602 features a hexagonal receiver, Shilin barrel blanks available in either threaded or non-threaded (crowned), a Black Rain Ordnance proprietary rear locking 3-lug design, a smooth short action bolt, a crisp 3.5 lbs box housing adjustable trigger that only has two moving parts, features CDI bottom metal and accepts ATI magazines. The Model 602 will offer various stock options, weighs in at under 9 lbs (without optic and ammunition), features a 60 degree throw lever, and is coated with a Titanium Ion Bond. The Model 602 is part of the 600-series of precision rifles that will also offer .223 and .338 models. The Model 602 will retail in the area of $3000.00.
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.
Legendary knife manufacturer Chris Reeve Knives is proud to offer a 2014 variation of the Sebenza line with the Sebenza 25 Micarta Inlay. The 3.625-inch CPM S35VN stainless steel blade is adorned with double titanium thumb lugs and when closed, rests in a 4.71-inch 6AI4V titanium handle with attached pocket clip of the same material. This knife offers a robust blade and overall admired quality that is sure to last many years with typical use. The black canvas Micarta inlay makes for a very positive and attractive gripping surface. For more information visit, chrisreeve.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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