Three years ago I replaced the grips on my CZ SP-01 — which sported G10 grips from a different, popular manufacturer — with a set from Hogue. The purchase was made just for aesthetics, as I liked the look of the Hogue Extreme G10 G-Mascus ones better or, maybe, it was simply time for something new. I had no complaints about the function or feel of the ones that I had been using. After all, they are highly regarded and may well be the most popular G10 grip choice for CZs. Opening the Hogue package was a pleasant surprise, however, as. . .
Choice is always good. The beauty of the free market system is there’s always someone who’s been toiling away and has come up with a better rodent wrangling contraption. Enter Adaptive Tactical an their new EX Performance AR-15/M4 stock that features a rubber recoil pad. Press release after the jump . . .
Nick was a big fan of Tac-Con’s 241 drop-in trigger for ARs when he gave it a going over last fall. He liked that it gives the shooter the ability to switch between single-stage and two-stage operation in the middle of a (3-gun or other) match. Tac-Con’s getting ready to roll the new bangswitch out to the public and to celebrate, they’re giving one away. Free! All you have to do to enter is like and share their MyFace page. What have you got to lose? . . .
We noted Muzzleshot’s flash hider shot glasses a couple of years ago. What gunny’s bar loadout is really complete without them? Now, to add to their range, the’ve gone big bore. Because man cannot live by shots alone, the’ve introduced a new 10 oz. tumbler they’re calling The Middy (can a maxi be far behind?). Like its little brothers, The Middy is a “mil-spec hardcoat anodized, aluminum rocks glass styled after the A2 Flash Hider.” And while it’s always proper to serve a mint julep in a metal (well, silver) cup, we’re thinking something more along the lines of a Revolver would suit the Middy just fine. You?
Seekins Precision kicked off 2015 with two new products; the K20 Incline Grip and the SP Safety Selector Kit. The K20 is an angled foregrip that will be available soon for both Keymod and MLOK attachment. It’s machined from an aluminum billet, weighs only 1.9 oz, has an integrated QD sling socket, comes in a handful of colors, and MSRP will be $49.99. The SP Safety Selector’s barrel can be installed for either a 60 degree or 90 degree throw. It has ambidextrous levers, is available in multiple colors, and its MSRP is $39.99. Photos of both follow. . .
Say what you will — and our readers always do — off body carry isn’t going away. Let’s face it, there are times and circumstances in which it’s just about the only option. Recognizing this fact and looking to fill a niche, CrossBreed Holsters has announced their new Pac Mat line of off-body totage facilitators, basically Velcro-backed Kydex holsters that affix to panels suitable for carrying in your messenger bag, briefcase, tactical purse, whatever. Details after the jump . . .
At SHOT Show Media Day we ran into Witt Machine, manufacturer of muzzle brakes for rifles and shotguns. They all looked nice and the “Muzzle Rise Eliminator” seen on the AR-15 shot in the video above seemed to perform admirably as well. Of course, we’ll have to put it and hopefully a couple other Witt Machine pieces to the test. And by that I mean. . .
Sam from American Defense Manufacturing gave us a booth tour — video above — of some new products at SHOT Show 2015. I’ve played with a lot of ambi AR-15 lowers in the past few months, but there are only a couple out there that actually have a bolt catch on the right side. Bolt release, sure, but not bolt catch. The ADM piece serves both functions, and it even does it more easily and smoothly than any other I’ve tinkered with in the recent past. ADM is likely best known for optics mounts, so this foray into matched billet uppers and lowers is a big step that it looks like they’re taking seriously. Sam showed us a new optics mount for small red dots like the RMR as well. . .
If there’s anyone making great products that don’t get enough attention, it’s probably Lancer Systems. Their L5AWM series of AR-15 magazines are, unquestionably, my favorite AR mags on the market. Now they have an even more advanced design for .308. Their carbon fiber handguards are pure lightweight sexiness, and holy hell do they have a lot of options. If only I had known about Lancer’s single ring scope mount I wouldn’t be running a much larger, heavier, 2-ring unit on my 1-4x Burris . . .
At SHOT Show 2015, I ran across a couple of drop-in AR-15 triggers that I don’t believe I had seen before. One was RISE Armament’s RA-535, and the other was KE Arms’ Drop-In Trigger. Both are on the way for reviews, and will be great to compare against the Elftmann Tactical ELF Match Trigger, the Velocity Triggers Velocity AR-15 Trigger, and the CMC Triggers Standard Trigger in 3.5 lb flavor that I’ve already been playing with. I’ve put a lot of rounds through the ELF unit in particular now and will be writing up the review on it in a couple of weeks. A “teaser” video, plus photos of all of the triggers mentioned here, follow. . .
I found Delta P Design in, unfortunately, a non-shooting booth at SHOT Show 2015’s range day. They were showing off their BREVIS II line of suppressors, which are made entirely out of a single, monolithic piece of Inconel or titanium. No welds inside or out, no seams, no separate mounting parts. They are uniquely short and very lightweight, and available for 5.56 on up to .338 Lapua Magnum. While they are not serviceable, they are supposed to last the life of a typical barrel and the suggestion is to pretty much permanently mount them as you would any other muzzle device. I’d definitely like to use one on a. . .
You never know where you’re going to find a new item at the SHOT Show. RF and I were waiting for a lunch appointment when we ran into the guys from Advanced Ballistic Concepts, the people known for their multiple impact bullets. As they were chowing down they let us in on their latest brainstorm, PreSeasoned Duckshot . . .