New from Copper Basin: Ruger 10/22 Takedown Backpack

Press release:

Nampa, Idaho –  -( Copper Basin, LLC, manufacturers of innovative, lightweight bags and packs for hunting, hiking, and low profile firearm storage, is pleased to announce that its Ruger 10/22 Takedown Backpack is now available for purchase. The pack, available in discrete, low profile colors with non-military, non-law enforcement looking materials, allows the user to move confidently through urban and outdoor environments . . .

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New Knives From Hogue


If you’re a knife knut, check out The Truth About Knives here

That’s right, the same Hogue Inc. we know and trust for firearm grips branched into knives a few years ago and currently offers a selection of folders, fixed blades, and even a sweet looking tomahawk. At SHOT Show 2016 I got the lowdown on a couple of the new models, including Hogue’s first OTF . . .

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New From Lancer Systems: MPX Handguard and AR-15 Blue Training Mags


Lancer Systems has established itself as a top manufacturer of composite components for small arms, from AR-platform magazines to carbon fiber parts that pass Mil-Spec drop tests, to the magazines SIG chose for its MPX line. Of course, this isn’t a surprise if you’re familiar with Lancer’s other business units that include aerospace composites, fiber optics, and high stress parts for oil drilling equipment. New for 2016 are carbon fiber handguards for the MPX and blue-tinted AR-15 Simunition magazines, which were developed after a training death at a police department and are more than just pretty to look at . . .

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New From Lone Wolf: Blank Slides, G9 Updates, and New Barrels


2016 is bringing a lot of change to Lone Wolf Distributors. The biggest piece of news may be that all of their Alpha Wolf barrels and their new slides are fresh designs that are manufactured in the U.S. Lone Wolf will undoubtedly be selling a lot of blank slides or “OEM slides,” which ship as a GLOCK slide “rolling chassis,” if you will. All of the functional bits are already machined, and company XYZ can simply finish out the exterior however they want and slap their own name on it. Also . . .

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New From SHIELD: SIS and RMS Sights, Battery Mount, and JPoint Slim Mount

Most of us ‘Muricans ain’t familiar with SHIELD Sights, but we probably should be. They’ve been making firearms, suppressors, optics, and more — primarily for the British military — for 30-some-odd years. In fact, they manufactured Trijicon’s first red dot, and they make the JP Rifles JPoint that I speak highly of. Well, it’s time to get to know SHIELD directly, as their products are going to be available in the U.S. this year. We got a close look at a few brand new ones . . .

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New From Maxpedition: AGR Premium Packs and Pouches

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If you’re Maxpedition, you have one big problem – everyone and their brother’s turning out MOLLE-type gear and assorted pieces of tacticalia, usually at lower prices. It may not be of the same quality, but most buyers can’t tell the difference (or just don’t care). The Carson, California-based company could try to lower their prices, but that’s a race to the bottom. Maxpedition’s president Tim Tang tells TTAG that the solution is to go upmarket . . .

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