Gucci GLOCKS from Zev

Courtesy Joe Grine

One recent trend in the gun industry is the increased emphasis on high-end (read: expensive) aesthetic enhancements, often with marginal functional improvements. Think of it as the new version of custom hand-engraving of yesteryear. I’m not the type who goes for a 3D skull carved into my AR lower, and gold enhanced parts are a definite no-go for me, but after range day I have to admit that I’m really warming up to the race-gun GLOCK enhancements produced by ZEV Technologies . . .

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Can Schmeisser GmbH Build a Better GLOCK Than GLOCK?

Courtesy Joe Grine

GLOCK has advertised its pistols as representing “perfection”. Of course, that hasn’t stopped GLOCK from releasing three additional “generations” of improvements on that perfection, which suggests that the earlier generations weren’t really “perfection” after all.  Nonetheless, many other firms have set out to make more perfect-er versions of perfection. The German firm Schmeisser GmbH is the latest firm to try its hand at one-upping Gaston’s gang . . .

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Cabot Guns At SHOT Show

Courtesy Joe Grine

Lets face it, Cabot Guns are functional art for the 1%-er crowd. But we love to look at them, even though it’s highly unlikely that they will ever end up in our gun safes. We’ve posted info about them before, but for today we’ll let the images speak for themselves. Enjoy . . .

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Sword International Mk-18 Mod 0

Courtesy Joe Grine

S.W.O.R.D. International has been getting a lot of attention from military units worldwide because of its MK 18 Mod 0 semi-automatic gas-piston rifle chambered in .338 Lapua. What makes this rifle so attractive is that it offers the reach of the .338 Lapua round with AR ergonomics in a package that weighs in at only 13 pounds. While not necessarily “new” per se, the Mk 18 Mod 0 is still one of the most impressive things I saw at SHOT Show this year . . .

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New Rifles from Christensen Arms

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Christensen Arms makes some of the best looking and lightest rifles I have ever seen, so they’re always a first stop at SHOT show for me. This year Christensen Arms has a released a number of innovative products to further diversify its impressive product line, including rifles intended for the burgeoning 3-Gun market. Make the jump for the G2 . . .

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Ultra Light Scope Rings from Hawkins Precision, LLC

Courtesy Joe Grine

I had never heard of Hawkins Precision LLC prior to yesterday, but I was really impressed with the look and feel of their Ultra-Light Tactical Rings.  These rings are manufactured in Colorado out of 6061 T6 aluminum, and are intended to interface with a Mil-Std 1913 rail.  They are hard black anodized, and come standard with a clever anti-cant level cap.  These rings are available in 1″, 30mm and 34mm low, medium, and high.   I think these rings would work well on any rifle build where weight saving is desirable.  I will pick up a set and test them out on my annual Squeakie Slaughter event coming up in April.

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B&T Brings Their APR Sniper System to the U.S.

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Proof that the Swiss make more than cheese and chocolate, Brugger & Thomet (aka: “B&T”) has developed a series of impressive looking sniper rifles, which I finally got a chance to see in the flesh.   These rifles take their styling cues from Accuracy International AW series and from the Blaser Tac 2. More pics and info after the jump . . .

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