Sig Sauer MPX
One of the cooler tactical rifles introduced at this year’s Show. Fans of 9mm carbines have a lot to consider with the new MPX from Sig Sauer. Designed to supersede every other 9mm submachine gun on the market, the MPX offers full AR-style controls, down to the retractable dust cover, and complete Sig-style reliability. Law enforcement and military versions are available in compact select-fire modes, but a fully legal civilian semi-auto 16-inch version, with a short barrel and a permanently attached “muzzle break” that can easily be suppressed, is also available. The MPX can quickly be converted from 9mm to .40 S&W and .357 SIG, and it includes either a folding or collapsible stock (sigsauer.com).
Black Rifle Company BRC Carbine
Black Rifle Company’s carbine ARs feature an extremely innovative completely folding stock design that allows for a traditional direct gas-impingement system. Their full-billet, hard-anodized 14.5-inch carbine with pinned flash hider is extremely compact and includes a traditional six-position collapsible stock. The stock is also foldable, as mentioned, for storage and transport (the gun should not be fired with the stock folded). An adapter was added to a standard bolt carrier and to the rear of the receiver, allowing any AR lower to accept the BRC’s configuration (blackriflecompany.com).
Knight’s Armament SR-30
Knight’s Armament SR-30 brings full-scale quality to the increasingly popular 300 AAC Blackout cartridge. The round was developed by necking a standard .223 case to .30 caliber in order to deliver 7.62x36mm performance out to 300 meters with sub-sonic ammunition. Knight’s ekes out the maximum performance of this round with their new SR-30, which features a stainless-steel, 16-inch, 1-in-7-inch-twist-rate, free-floated barrel system and match two-stage trigger. The rifle also includes ambidextrous controls for maximum versatility (knightarmco.com).