KEL-TEC KSG 12-GAUGE Team Kel-Tec always shows the ability to think outside the box. This time Kel-Tec has been thinking outside the box magazine, to create a defensive shotgun with a serious on-board capacity, while maintaining the facile ergonomics of a platform that does not include a box magazine or long overall length. KSG’s bullpup configuration allows for a civilian-legal 18-inch barrel and 26-inch overall length. For effectiveness, it chambers the 12-gauge 2-3/4-inch round. It is slide action, legal in many states that prohibit high capacity autoloaders. It features M1913 rail top and bottom to accept sights and accessories. Capacity is 14 rounds in two parallel tube magazines; use one, switch to the other—and keep them topped off during a lull in the action. Bottom load, bottom ejection. Watch TW for a full T&E. (keltecweapons.com)
MEGA ARMS MA-TEN Billed as the most versatile .308 black rifle ever, the MA-TEN billet receiver set will accept ALL DPMS, KAC and all ArmaLite parts with the exception of the barrel nut, magazine, and bolt catch. The MA-TEN will be sold only in sets (upper and lower) including a charging handle, threaded bolt catch pin, take down pins, tensioning screw, and door. Bolts/barrels: Designed to accept any AR-style .308 barrels and bolts. Handguards: Any handguard with a barrel nut designed to fit the KAC SR25 or DPMS will fit the MA-TEN upper. Magazines: take your pick. Triggers: You can choose to use whatever trigger best suits your shooting needs. The MA-TEN lower will accept any AR compatible trigger. Stocks: By incorporating the Mil-Spec buffer thread on the MA-TEN lower you have the ability to choose any stock you want. Adjustable Magpul, Mil-Spec A2 and everything in between. (megamachineshop.com)
RUGER LC9 For a solid back- up, off-duty or civilian personal defense sidearm, Ruger’s come out with the lightweight and compact LC9. Born of Ruger’s “Voice of the Customer” program, the handy 9mm sports a 3.12-inch barrel and is 6 inches long and 4.5 inches tall. The weight is a scant 17.1 ounces with an empty magazine. With its polymer frame and blued alloy steel slide and barrel, the double-action-only, hammer-forged, locked-breech pistol is bound to be a success with the concealed carry masses. Users can confidently handle the LC9 with its smooth trigger and reduced recoil and aggressive frame checkering for a positive grip in all conditions. Also features smooth “melted” edges for ease of holstering, carrying and drawing. MSRP is $43. (ruger.com)
HIGH-TECH LEUPOLD SPOTTER
Glass like a USMC Scout Sniper with Leupold’s Mark 4 12-40x60mm Tactical Spotting Scope that’s now equipped with Horus’ H32 and H36 reticles. The H32 has a mil line for target measurement and speed estimation, while the H36 features an inverted “L” in IOA (Inch Of Angle). The Mil Dot reticle matches those found in Leupold Mark 4 riflescopes, allowing a spotter to quickly range a target, view the same sight picture as the shooter and convey necessary adjustments. Features include 37-ounce weight, 100% waterproof magnesium body, Multicoat 4 lenses coupled with a light absorbing interior finish to suppress glare. Measures 12.4 inches in length, mounts on a tripod, and comes with a form-fitting, padded soft-side case with easy access panels and detachable strap. (leupold.com)
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