From Day One:
The Barrett M107 has been the workhorse of .50 BMG military sniper rifles for years. It has been rugged, simple, reliable, and relatively unchanged—but this year Barrett has made some changes to the system many will like. Along with the FDE color, a super hard PVD coating protects and lubricates. It is not all cosmetic though, an aluminum upper receiver and some titanium parts sheds an impressive four pounds of weight. A new bolt group and fire controls facilitate the addition of the Barrett Suppressor. To make this transition easy a new muzzle brake is used as well. All in all these changes make for a meaner and leaner machine, but one with a huge bite! Call 615.896.2938 or visit barrett.net for more information.
Another Barrett addition this year is the MRAD (Multi Role Adaptive Design)—a rifle that fills the gap between the .308 and .50BMG. Chambered in .338Lapua (with other calibers will be available at a later date) the Barrett MRAD is of the latest design with a user-adjustable stock that folds for storage or transport. It has ambidextrous controls for smooth operation while maintaining the firing position. It is colored in the latest multi-role brown for multiple environment. The quick-change barrel allows for multi-caliber support in order to support multiple missions. At only 14.5 pounds yet still built to the usual Barrett Military Standard, this rifle can be taken to any mission with complete confidence. Call 615.896.2938 or visit barrett.net for more information.
BlackHawk has improved their Knoxx shotgun stocks. Gone is the annoying “bell” which could “kiss” your cheek leaving a bruise or red mark. With a new seven-position adjustable straight tube and the Knoxx recoil reduction system, the Specops Stock Gen II also features a redesigned pistol grip which is more tapered and more comfortable to hold. BlackHawk has also placed quick release sling swivel holes in both sides of the stock as well as a sling strap slot. To learn more about recoil reduction redesigned, visit blackhawk.com or call 800-694-5263.
CAA or Command Arms Accessories makers of a large variety of polymer carbine and shotgun products was liquidated last year only to be purchased by EMA Tactical. It appears as if the parent company will be CAA with EMA products available as well. Whatever the name, customers can still purchase aftermarket expandable/collapsible stocks, pistol grips, forearms and the like. On display at the CAA booth was a large of shotgun accessories for the Remington 870 as well as the Mossberg 500 series of shotguns. The CAA line includes different styles of pistol grips, six position adjustable stocks with recoil reduction capability and an optional picatinny sight mount that rises above the receiver. Excellent value to improve the performance of your scattergun. Visit EMATactical.com or call 215-949-9944.
For 2011 Mossberg is offering the Tactical 22. This is a semi-auto rifle designed to look and feel like an AR that Mossberg has built around their proven, dependable and popular .22 LR autoloader. The rifle features an 18-inch barrel with a 1 in 16 twist, a 25-round detachable magazine, an adjustable stock with four inches of adjustment and a quad rail forend for attaching lasers, lights and other accessories. In all there are four different Tactical 22 models either available with a fixed or adjustable stock and a 10- or 25-round magazine. For more information, visit mossberg.com or call203-230-5300.
The McMillan M3A is designed for shooting with a scope as well as itron sights. The adjustable cheek-piece on the McMillan M3A stock positions the head for an optimum cheek weld. An optional full length upper handguard tactical rail is available for the mounting of night vision optics, forward mounted scopes and other accessories. This transforms the M3A into an accurate, medium –range tactical rifle with the benefits of magazine fed semi-auto ,.7.62 NATO firepower. The M3A has an 18 inch barrel with a 1 in 10 twist and comes standard with a muzzle brake. It also has a two stage military trigger set between five and six pounds and ships with one 10 round magazine. The stock is available in five different colors. Visit mcmfamily.com or call 623-582-3825 for more.
The .30 Remington AR cartridge Remington designed for their R-15 AR 15-style rifle offers the most power available in the AR platform. This cartridge is loaded to an overall length that will work in AR 15 magazines. It would be easy to put this cartridge in a bolt action rifle but because of its thick body and rebated rim, feeding issues would develop. It also would make no sense to put the cartridge in an action that will already accept the more powerful .308 Winchester cartridge. Melvin Forbes of New Ultra Light Arms has been making the most accurate and lightest bolt action rifles on the planet for more than 25 years. His model 20 Short action is sized to perfectly work with cartridges that have an overall length of less than 2.5 inches, like the .223 Remington. For 2011, New Ultra Light Arms is offering their model 20 Short action rifle in .30 Remington AR. With a 20 inch barrel this rifle will weigh a scant 4.6 pounds and produce muzzle velocities higher than those from an AR with a 22 inch barrel. For more information, visit newultralight.com or call 304-292-0600.
YHM has two new Titanium rifle suppressors for the 7.62 and 5.56. As you would expect from Ti, they are lightweight (at 15 and 12 ounces respectively) and short as well, measuring 8.5 and 6.875 inches. They each feature a fast attach system via a coarse threaded Phantom flash suppressor and a spring rachet system holds the unit securely in place. The flash suppressor actually provides a two-point tapered mounting surface, insuring perfect alignment. With an Inconel blast baffle for long life, it also worth noting that the 7.62 model is backward compatible with the 5.56 mount. For a small (1-2dB) reduction in suppression you can use your 7.62 can on your 5.56 rifle as well!To find out more, visit yhm.net or call 877-892-6533.
SWR has the new Octane 9 pistol suppressor. This is a 9mm suppressor that the user can now fully takedown for detailed cleaning. Options include the standard stainless steel blast baffle with aluminum stack or a complete stainless steel baffle stack. The aluminium stack is very light in weight, the SS stack can withstand ultrasonic and acetic acid dip cleaning. Full-auto rated, with several mounting adapter options, it also has a built in recoil device to insure perfect functioning. Also new is the Spectre, a multi caliber suppressor that will work with .22 LR, 17 HMR, .22 WMR and even the FN 5.7! All stainless, it may be fully disassembled for cleaning. At only 6” in length, 1 inch in diameter and 8.5 ounces in weight, this is an excellent choice for those with a selection firearms of these calibers in the gun safe. To find our more, visit swrmfg.com or call 864-850-3579.
New for 2011, Timney introduces the latest offering in the Remington 700 line of replacement triggers, the Straight Trigger. The Timney Remington 700 Straight Trigger offers the most trouble-free installation imaginable with no screws, drilling, or tapping required. By simply removing existing pins, replacing trigger, and inserting new pins anyone can replace a trigger on a Remington 700. The Straight Trigger features a Timney designed safety that blocks the trigger not the sear, which is standard on all Timney Remington 700 replacement triggers. Adjustable from 1 ½ pounds to 4 pounds, the Straight Trigger will provide a whole new realm of accuracy for you and your Remington 700 rifle. The Timney Remington 700 Straight Trigger is available in right- or left-handed models with nickel plating available. Suggested retail starting at $129.95—for more, check out timneytriggers.com or call 602-274-2999.
This year Brenneke introduced their Special Forces Maximum Barrier Penetration Magnum 12 gauge shotgun slugs. This slug was developed with the military and law enforcement for use in difficult urban environments. The slug canblow through a tough car windshield, punch through clothing and still penetrate 31 inches of FBI Spec ballistic gelatin. It is made of solid antimony and has the strength to punch completely through both sides of a tire and rim, or to blow right through an engine block. Contact Brenneke USA at 800-753-9733, brennekeusa.com.
Black Hills Ammunition has launched a line of steel cased pistol ammunition. Because of diffiuculty acquiring high quality fired brass, Black Hills was having trouble meeting coustomers’ demands for remanufactured ammunition. Black Hills developed a line of economical, steel cased ammunition to meet that need. The line consists of 9mm with 115-grain bullets in both FMJ and JHP configurations, .40 S&W with 180-grain FMJ or JHP bullets, and .45 ACP loaded with either 185-grain JHP bullets or 230-grain FMJ slugs. Contact Black Hills Ammunition at 605-348-5150, black-hills.com
Wolf Performance Ammunition is introducing a 7.62x54R ammunition. The 7.62x54R is the favored cartridge of Russian military snipers. The new Wolf cartridges will be available with either copper or Bimetal cases. Bullet weights will be 148-grain full metal jacket, 200-grain soft points and 200 grain full metal jackets. Velocity ranges from 2300 fps to 2700 fps depending on bullet choice. This is an outstanding round for either hunting or specialized tactical use. Contact Wolf Performance Ammunition at 888-757-9653, wolfammo.com.
Southern Ballistic Research (SBR) has introduced a line of lead free, frangible bullets called “GreenMatch”. The GreenMatch line uses “Sinterfire brand bullets made of a copper/tin composite material that offers controlled frangibility. Sinterfire bullets crumble to dust upon impact. They are primarily intendedfor training use on indoor ranges. Contact SBR at 912-264-5822, SBRammunition.com.
Guardian Pepper Spray is a mainstay among law enforcement. Guardian features a 5.5% OC product rated at 2,000,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU) with a 0.69% and a Capsaicinoid content, Guardian pepper is hot stuff indeed. New for 2011 Guardian is moving into the civilian market in a big way. Their new civilian line has ½ ounce and ¾ ounce key-chain models up to large spray can models with belt carried models in between and feature either a spray stream or fog delivery. Streaming OC is a more precise method of delivery with fogging units more capable of respirator impairment. With their same high-quality production processes, Guardian offers top chemical munitions sprays to the civilian market.
guardpd.com or 800-220-2010.
A.L.S. Technologies, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of flash-bangs has redesigned their line of 40mm barricade penetrating projectiles. With a new “optimization ring” that makes contact with the rifling of a 40mm, less-lethal barrel accuracy is enhanced. Also new of this chemical munitions round, which is available in OC, CS powder or liquid is a deployment disk at the tip. Many barricade rounds are designed to deploy their payload after impact with another hard surface in the room, while the ALS design will dump its 55-grain chemical payload after it impacts a glass window or wooden door. Visit lesslethal.com or call 870-445-8746.
Sage Ordance Systems Group, the manufacturers of the Deuce 37 or 40mm double-barrel over/under less-lethal launcher, are in the final stages of testing on their BMG (Box Magazine Gun) less-lethal launcher. The BMG is a 37mm box-fed less-lethal launcher with a four-, six- or single-shot capability. Box fed means quicker loading and the ability to deliver multiple impact or chemical munitions rounds is awesome. The Deuce is available now with a redesigned sighting system, Sage hopes the BMG will hit the market later this year. To find out more, visit sageinternationalltd.com or call 989-739-2200.
From Day One: The Barrett M107 has been the workhorse of .50 BMG military…
by Tactical-Life.com / Jan 18, 2011