The Kompact Entry Stock (KES) from Safety Harbor Firearms is a collapsible stock built to fit on all standard-spec AR-15/M16 lowers. It is entirely user installable and requires no gunsmithing. The KES offers a length of pull that expands from 0 to 13.5 inches in seconds and allows for easy sling mounting on either the left or right side of the gun. When collapsed, the KES does not interfere with the operation of the firearm. The KES kit consists of the stock assembly, buffer, carrier and spring.
Magpul’s M-LOK Type 1 Rail Covers are low-profile and lightweight covers that install directly onto M-LOK-compatible systems. Made of an extremely heat-resistant flexible material, these covers offer an enhanced gripping surface. At 9.5 inches in length, they cover six full M-LOK slots but can be cut for customized length or to combine colors.
First Tactical’s Hard Knuckle gloves are both reliable and durable, without giving up the mobility of lighter wear alternatives. The TPR knuckle design is isolated and hidden, allowing independent knuckle splay and rotation, providing amazing flexibility while maintaining solid, reliable protection. The reinforced neoprene padding and TouchPoint fingertips come together to give you the most complete and functional tactical gloves available. Available in men’s sizes, the gloves are made with machine-washable goatskin palms and a mid-weight, snag-proof, stretch-woven material that offers the most precise fit.
The Black Dawn team is proud to announce its newest production rifle geared toward 3-Gun and tactical shooters. The BDR-556-3GLW is designed specifically for competition-grade reliability and accuracy while being extremely lightweight. With a 15-inch MMR handguard installed, the rifle weighs only 6.2 pounds unloaded, while it weighs only 5.8 pounds unloaded with a 9-inch handguard installed. Other features include a CMC trigger, a Mission First Tactical stock and a Lantac Dragon muzzle brake.
New from Steiner’s eOptics division is the SBAL-PL, one of the most compact and lightweight pistol-mounted green laser and white flashlight combinations available today. The SBAL-PL combines a battlefield-proven green laser module with a new 500-lumen flashlight for rapid target acquisitions. The SBAL-PL’s low parallax allows the operator to minimize the differential between the point of aim and point of impact for increased accuracy at varying ranges. For maximum flexibility, the SBAL-PL allows the operator to either aim independently or aim and illuminate simultaneously, all with the quick tap of a button. The SBAL-PL is designed for quick mounting onto popular mid- to large-frame pistols with an integrated, adjustable butterfly mount.
Hogue’s new 15-Degree AR Grip is ergonomically engineered for comfort and convenience while being lightweight. Compared to the standard 30-degree angle for AR-15 grips, the 15-degree angle allows for a comfortable and more natural hand position when entering combat, especially in CQB situations. This grip also weighs a mere 2.3 ounces thanks to its G10 construction. Additionally, there is a recessed dish behind the trigger that heightens comfort and creates a smooth transition for the finger to the trigger. The new grips come in Smooth or Piranha Grip finishes, and are available in Solid Black, G-Mascus Red Lava, G-Mascus Dark Earth and G-Mascus Green.
TACTICAL WEAPONS wouldn’t be worth its salt if we didn’t bring you the most cutting-edge information on the latest guns, gear and tactics. To that end, every issue comes standard with a “New Mission Gear” page dedicated to highlighting some of the greatest new products hitting the market, and the May/June issue of TACTICAL WEAPONS is sure to delight our readers.
- RELATED STORY: 6 New Pieces of Tactical Gear For Spring 2016
The latest trend in the AR arena is shrinking these powerhouses down for close-quarters operations, and the new Safety Harbor Kompact Entry Stock, or KES, is a collapsible AR-platform stock that works like an HK MP5’s. It’s build to find on all standard-spec AR-15 lowers and is entirely user installable.
More AR-centric products include Magpul’s new M-LOK Rail Covers, which protect your hands from barrel heat without adding any bulk or significant weight. More highlighted products include Black Dawn’s new 3-Gun AR, tank-tough gloves from First Tactical and much more.
- RELATED STORY: Special Weapons’ Top 7 New Products For Spring 2016
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For more information on the summer 2016 mission gear mentioned in the gallery above, please visit the following websites:
- SAFETY HARBOR KES: safetyharborfirearms.com; 727-726-2500
- MAGPUL M-LOK RAIL COVERS: magpul.com; 877-462-4785
- FIRST TACTICAL HARD KNUCKLE GLOVES: firsttactical.com; 855-665-3410
- BLACK DAWN LIGHTWEIGHT 3-GUN: blackdawnarmory.com; 660-851-0907
- STEINER EOPTICS SBAL-PL: steiner-optics.com; 888-228-7747
- HOGUE 15-DEGREE AR GRIP: hogueinc.com; 800-438-4747
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by Dave Norman / May 9, 2016