SHOT Show 2015: New & Updated From KRISS USA

For 2015, KRISS has made some improvements to its well-known Vector line of .45 ACP carbines, SBRs, pistols, and SMGs. In fact, one of these changes — I won’t taunt the caliber commandos by calling it an improvement — is Vector availability in 9mm and, due to the existing design, the capability to easily switch between 9×19 and .45 ACP. Other changes and improvements are detailed after the jump. Also on display at the KRISS booth aside from SPHINX pistols (SPHINX booth tour video here) were airsoft guns and .22 LRs from KRYTAC, including the War Sport LVOA rifle designs that they recently licensed. These are meant for realistic, but inexpensive training. Just don’t confuse the airsofts and the .22s. . .

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How to Fly With A Gun

Replica Air Soft Gun - SMF

This article was originally published by Texas Law Shield and is reprinted here with permission.

Last year, over 1,800 guns were confiscated in airports across the country by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the majority of them loaded and in travelers’ carry-on luggage. Despite many of these cases being accidental, there are potentially devastating consequences that accompany being found with a handgun in your carry-on luggage, or a firearm that has not been properly processed in accordance with TSA policies and federal, state, and local law. We hope that this article will give you the knowledge necessary to avoid the unnecessary hardship of being caught at the airport with a prohibited weapon . . .

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Nexus Ammo: Custom Tailored Wound Channels for Any Scenario


Solid lead bullets have been the gold standard for ammunition for centuries. The dense metal is perfect for transferring force over great distances. But there are problems. Molten lead is hard to make into a homogeneous mass, and often there are air pockets or other impurities that keep the bullet from performing as expected. Nexus Ammunition is a company within the SAC group that also owns Armalite and McMillian. They say they have a solution to that age old problem: compressed metal . . .

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New From Kel-Tec: Gen2 Sub-2000 and CMR-30


Kel-Tec has made some pretty significant changes to its folding 9mm carbine, the SUB-2000, now releasing a Gen 2 version. Despite the additional features and upgrades, it’s apparently easier to manufacture and production is doubling. Also new and already beginning to ship out is the Kel-Tec CMR-30, the matching carbine to the PMR-30 pistol. I’m excited to get my hands on one of those as soon as possible, as I own a PMR-30 (review here) and six mags, an AAC Element 2 suppressor, and almost 1,000 rounds of .22 WMR so I’m ready to put it to the test! Gen2 SUB-2000 and CMR-30 video tours with Kris from Kel-Tec, plus some photos and highlights follow. . .

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VLTOR Slims Down with Carbon Fiber M14 Stock


The M14 is a beast of a rifle. And I mean that not only because the rifle is still an accurate and effective battle implement over 75 years since the original design (M1) was fielded, but because the rifle is a chunky and massive piece of metal to lug around the battlefield. In a world where super slim rifles are all the rage and the “pounds equals pain” mantra is ringing strong, VLTOR has taken it upon themselves to reduce the overall weight of the M14 even further.

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New From LUCID: P7 4x Weapons Optic (plus L5 6-24×50 initial impressions)

When the Shaolin Rifleworks guys informed me that the scope I had been using on their AR-10 has an MSRP of just $449, I was pretty darn surprised. The optics of the LUCID L5 6-24×50 were really good, and my initial impression was that I was behind some premium glass that’s beyond what I would personally spend. Shaolin said they were sharing the LUCID booth at SHOT Show and asked me to swing by, so swing by I did. As you’ll see in the video above, the owner of LUCID walked me through their new product for 2015, the P7 4x Weapons Optic. . .

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New From PWS: MK212SD Suppressed-Only AR-10

Lindsey from Primary Weapons Systems gives us another rundown of one of PWS’s new products for 2015. Previously it was their GLOCK EDS, and this time around it’s a new rifle in their MK2 series called the MK212SD. As you’d expect from anything with “SD” at the end of its title, this rifle is designed to be run suppressed. In fact, the gas piston system is tuned such that it requires a silencer to cycle properly. What this means is less gas and softer cycling for a big reduction in recoil, and it’s likely a bit quieter and cleaner to boot. More details and photos follow . . .

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Kingston Armory M1 Garand and M14 “10/22″ Rifles


Courtesy Joe Grine

Kingston Armory, of Liberty, New York, manufacturers .22LR caliber semi-automatic rifles specifically developed and designed to replicate the M1 Garand and M14. Kingston manufactures their receivers, which closely resemble Ruger 10/22 actions, from 4140 steel. When combined with Ruger 10-round rotary magazines and full size Boyd’s walnut stocks, these little rifles do a pretty good job of impersonating the real deal. The weight of the KA .22 clone is less than a real M-1 Garand, but is still quite substantial. I shouldered the M-1 Garand version and I must say that it felt like I was holding its .30-06 big brother . . .

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SHOT Show: Christensen Arms Tactical Force Multiplier (TFM).

Courtesy Joe Grine

Christensen Arms displayed their “Tactical Force Multiplier” rifle at the SHOT Show, and man, is this one awesome looking firearm. The TFM rifle features a carbon-fiber stock and a carbon-fiber-wrapped barrel. The carbon fiber provides excellent strength and rigidity while offering a considerable weight savings over steel or aluminum. The TFM weighs in at a svelte 8 pounds empty.  More pics after the jump….

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CZ-USA SHOT Show 2015 Booth Tour

Zach from CZ-USA walked us through some of their new products for 2015, to include the 1911 A1 (and I asked about Dan Wesson’s hand in it), Scorpion Evo 3 S1, 805 Bren PS1, 40th Anniversary CZ 75, and 455 Trainer. We also get a first look at the production version of the 512 Tactical in .22 WMR and in .22 LR, and glimpse at the new Dan Wessons and a few shotguns. Video tour above, and lots of photos follow. . .

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