FROM DAY THREE…
Smith & Wesson Governor
A judge can sentence you but only the Governor can pardon. Smith and Wesson has just released their own .410 bore revolver than can accept 2.5-inch shells as well as .45 Colt and .45 ACP with included 2- and 6-shot moon clips. The new double/single action Governor has a 6-round capacity, Hogue molded grips, lightweight blackened scandium alloy frame, and Tritium front sights with a PVD cylinder. It is also available with Crimson Trace laser grips as an option. MSRP is $679. For more information visit smith-wesson.com or call 800-331-0852.
Kimber continues to innovate with their new Solo Carry semiauto concealed carry 9mm pistol. With similar look, feel and ergonomics of a very small 1911 this gun features a lightweight aluminum frame and steel slide and a checkered slide lock/release and ambidextrous thumb safety, and magazine release button. It also includes a lightweight single action striker-fired trigger and 6+1 capacity magazine with a 2.7-inch barrel, as well as low profile three-dot sights. At 17 ounces, this gun is only very slightly larger than most .380 ACP pocket guns with and all sharp edges have been smoothed out for a better draw. The KimPro II premium finish is self-lubricating and corrosion-resistant. MSRP is $725. For more information visit kimberamerica.com or call 800-880-2418.
FNH FNP-45 Competition
New from FNH is their FNP-45 Competition model. This double action/single action .45 ACP semi automatic full-size pistol comes standard with three 15-round extended magazine, black polymer frame with four interchangeable backstraps and a MIL-STD 1913 accessory rail. Ambidextrous controls include safety/decocker, slide stop/release and magazine release. Like on the FNP-45 Tactical model the Competition version also has a cut and threaded slide for mounting electronic red dot sights but adds a high visibility fiber optic front sight and a plain black rear sight. MSRP is $1,239. For more information contact fnhusa.com or call 703-288-1292.
Sig Sauer P210
Sig Sauer has long had a reputation for accuracy but possibly none of their guns more so than the P210, once the pistol of the Swiss Army. This gun stands out with a slide that rides inside the frame and a very classic look. New this year this distinct blackened stainless steel 8+1 capacity 9mm single-action semi auto pistol is back as the P210 Legend with a few modern improvements. The new P210 features black Nitron coating, improved beavertail grip, manual safety and internal drop safety, as well as magazine release and custom wood grips. MSRP is $2,199.95. For more information visit sigsauer.com or call 603-772-2302.
Savage is offering their Axis series of rifles, which incorporate several design changes that allow for more economical construction without sacrificing accuracy. New for 2011 will be stainless versions with black synthetic stocks. One version will come equipped with a 3-9x scope. Calibers available will be 7-08, 308, 30-06, 270, 25-06, 243, 22-250, 223.. Like all Axis rifles, it features a sleek, modern design, silky-smooth bolt operation, a detachable box magazine and a price that’s hard to beat. It is available as a rifle only and in a scoped package. Suggested retail ranges from $414 – $469. Check out savagearms.com for more information, or call 413-642-4262 for a catalog.
Savage Light Weight Hunter Models
Savage unveils two new Light Weight Hunter models that weigh 5 ½ pounds in the short action Model 11 and 6 pounds in the Model 111 long action. The 111 long action will be chambered in 6.5×284. Backcountry hunters will appreciate this all new model that carries well. It features a slimmed down oil-finish American walnut stock, AccuTrigger, hinged floorplate and a light-taper 20” barrel. Suggested Retail is $875. Check out savagearms.com for more information, or call 413-642-4262 for a catalog.
Remington M700 SPS Camo
Remington introduces the Model 700 SPS Camo. This Special Purpose Synthetic model features the X-Mark Pro externally adjustable trigger system. It has a rugged ergonomically designed synthetic stock for all-weather hunting applications. It is dressed in Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity, with Hogue over-mounded grips. A Compact version is chambered in .223 and .243, and the full-length version comes in .243, 7mm-08, 270 Winchester, 30-06, 7mm Rem Mag and 300 Win Mag calibers. Learn more at Remington.com.
Sauer 303 .308
Blaser USA has begun importing the Sauer S303 Gas-operated semi-auto .308 to the American market. The special features of this rifle include a Monte Carol stock, luxury wood grip cap and more European styling. This rifle was briefly tested during the pre-SHOT Show Day at the Range, and was found to be very “pointable” on a moving running boar target. Three quick shots in the kill zone was impressive for a first-time shooting experience. Learn more at Blaser-USA.com.
SureFire Mini-Monster Suppressor
SureFire, LLC, launches their Mini-Monster suppressor for 5.56 NATO rifle applications where an operator desires the versatility of a sharp-toothed muzzle device. The can weighs 14 ounces and measures 5 inches, plus a ¼-inch row of teeth capable of shattering auto glass. The can is rated at about 135 decibels from a 20-inch barrel, and slightly higher with shorter barrel lengths. Check out SureFire.com, or call 800-828-8809 for more information.
FAB Defense GL-Shock Buttstock
FAB Defense introduces their GL-Shock CP AR buttstock, which has an integral spring device that compresses upon firing to reduce felt recoil. Not a big deal on a 5.56 NATO rifle, but a bit more significant on an AR-10 when you’re trying to keep the rifle on target. The “CP” in the model nomenclature stands for Cheek Piece, which offers a more robust surface for a better cheek weld and leads to better on-target performance. Retail price is $119. Find out more at themakogroup.com.
Yankee Hill Machine introduces their 2-piece Piston rail handguard. This unit is made to use as a direct replacement for the plastic 2-piece handguards that come standard on many carbine-length ARs. A DIY-friendly accessory, this model is designed to fit most popular piston-system AR rifles. The MSRP is $170. Find out more online at yhm.net, or call 877-892-6533.
Dueck Rapid Transition Sights
Dueck Defense introduces their Rapid Transition Sights as a high-speed backup to primary optics. Mounted at a 45-degree angle to the axis of the bore, the RTS also offers dependable target acquisition at ultra-close ranges. Competitors shooting 3-gun matches will find RTS valuable, as well as operators in CQB environments. The sights mount on standard Picatinny rails. The suggested retail price is $238 per set, and is distributed by SureFire, so you can learn more by logging on to SureFire.com, or calling 800-828-8809.
J&T Distribution Hammer Buttstock
J&T Distributing unveils the Hammer Buttstock. Claimed as the strongest AR butt stock in the world, this unit is virtually indestructible. It will not crack, wark, melt or wear out like plastic stocks. The Hammer is extruded from aircraft-grade aluminum and heat treated to a T-6 hardness. It also contains a rugged receiver tube, and the patented ACE M4-7 seven position RET. This stock also features a comfortable, adjustable cheek rest, and it moves on the tube silently and rattle-free on five spring-loaded ball bearings. A locking adjustment knob and either ½ or 1-inch rubber recoil pads. MSRP is $299. Learn more at jtdistributing.com, or call 888-736-7725.
MGM Targets Long Distance Sensor System
Mike Gibson Manufacturing introduces their electronic target long-distance sensor system. This is a novel solution to the problem of identifying hits on steel targets at long ranges. This unit features a mercury switch that mounts on the back of the steel target and registers any impact on the target. Upon impact, it triggers a remote flash unit that is aimed back toward the shooter, allowing easy visual verification of a hit up to 1,000 yards. The unit retails for $180. Learn more online at mgmtargets.com, or by calling 206-454-0555.
Birchwood Casey Target Spots
Birchwood Casey introduces their Target Spots Targets. These newly designed Target Spots come in highly visible atomic green. The crosshair design fulfills the needs of open sight shooters along with scope users. Easily line up your open sights on the center square or lay the crosshairs along the vertical and horizontal diminishing lines. You can choose from an assortment package, 40 of the 3-inch spots, or 10 of the 6-inch spots. Check them out on the web at birchwoodcasey.com, or call 800-382-6156.
Fulcrum Target Systems
Fulcrum Target Systems introduces their remote controlled target stands. These units present targets from ½-second to longer intervals. Two yokes are supplied with each unit, which presents targets in pop-up or turn-target presentations. Part of the functionality of the target system allows passive reset that is keyed to a motion sensor, which has applications in a shoot-house training setting. Another option is a hit sensor that turns the target away from the shooting line upon impact, signaling a hit. The unit is powered by a 14.4 volt Makita battery, the same one used in cordless hand tools. Fulcrum’s Target System retails for $4,200. Learn more at fulcrumtargetsystems.com, or call 775-553-2233.
Battenfeld’s Magnum Rifle Gong
Battenfeld Technologies’ Caldwell Division introduces the Magnum Rifle Gong, a high quality, extremely durable steel target designed to withstand repeated shots from all calibers of high-powered rifles and handguns. It comes complete with a freestanding frame, chains and gong. The overall size of the target system is 38 in. wide by 33 in. tall. The gong has a 10 in. diameter and is 3/8 inch thick. The center of the target hangs 18 in. above the ground. Portability to and from the range is not problem with the Magnum Rifle Gong. The frame is constructed of steel tubing which requires no tools to assemble or disassemble, and entire system packs down for easy transportation. The complete system weighs only 25 pounds. Constructed of AR-550 steel tested to a Brinell hardness of 550, the Magnum Rifle Gong is designed to withstand bullet impacts without compromising the gong integrity. It is designed to be shot at a minimum distance of 100 yards. For maximum life expectancy, impact velocities of 3,000 fps and below are recommended. This item will be available at Battenfeld dealers soon. Learn more at battenfeldtechnologies.com.
Hyskore’s Black Gun Shooting Rest
Hyskore’s Black Gun Shooting Rest is not only designed for high-capacity rifle and pistol grips, the dual-rail design easily accommodates AR-15s, AK-47s and M1A rifles. The set includes a 100% leather rest bag and magnetic bubble level. The unit incorporates ambidextrous leveling controls, as well as a space-saving self storage feature. Learn more about Hyskore products at hyskore.com.
New Suppressors from Surefire
Surefire has a number of new suppressors in the lineup this year. Titanium versions of the popular 5.56 and 7.62 are now available, as well as a micro 5.56 can that is smaller than a lot of 9mm pistol suppressors! Also new this year are .22 rimfire suppressors for both pistols and rifles. The rifle version features stainless steel construction and is still under 6 ounces and 5″ in length, suitable for high volume fire from AR type .22 rifles. The pistol version is Aluminum alloy and was optimized for the excellent Walther P22. Visit surefire.com.
New from SRT Arms
SRT Arms has two nice light 5.56 carbine suppressors that features a short overall length along with very low backpressure, making shooting your suppressed AR a much more pleasant experience. The new Ti versions have an Inconel blast baffle for long life. The Hurricane is 6.2″ overall and 11 ounces, the Typhoon is a mere 4.7″ and 9 ounces! A new universal mount version of the Typhoon will also mount to any Mil-Spec A2 flash hider with no tools required. Visit srtarms.com.
Magtech First Defense Justice
Magtech has developed the First Defense Justice line of solid copper pistol bullets. The Justice represents the second generation of Magtech’s solid core technology. The hollowpoint bullet has a thin coating of tin to reduce barrel friction, providing higher energy levels and longer barrel life. The Justice rounds are available in 9mm +P, .40 S&W and .45 ACP +P. For more information call 763-235-4000, magtechammunition.com.
Federal Premium Guard Dog
Federal Premium Ammunition has introduced the Guard Dog Home Defense ammunition line. Federal developed this line to overcome the problem of bullet over-penetration in home defense scenarios. Guard Dog Bullets have a compound structure with a lead core base driving a rubber top half, all enclosed in a flat point copper alloy jacket. Unlike hollowpoints, Guard Dog bullets don’t depend on hydrostatic force to expand, so, if they hit wall board, they mushroom and give up their energy within the wall rather than driving straight through to the next room. For more information call 800-322-2342 or visit federalpremium.com.
RCBS has introduced a new series of rifle dies specifically for progressive reloading presses. The AR Series dies feature a small sizer and a taper crimp seater. The small base sizer ensures that rounds will rechamber easily in autoloading rifles. The taper crimp seater eliminates neck bulges. For more information contact 800-533-5000, rcbs.com.
Colt LE 901
This ground-breaking rifle built on a platform similar to an AR 10 offers unique versatility in that it can be converted to .223 Remington. This is the ultimate in versatility for anyone that is fond of the AR 15 and AR 10 platform. The change is simple and can be performed in minutes at the enduser level and the rifle will work with all standard AR 10 and AR 15 magazines. To offer even more versatility, the gas system can be converted form piston to gas by the end user as well. Visit coltsmfg.com for more.
Kel Tec RMR 30 .22 Mag
The Kel-Tec RMR-30 is chambered for the .22 WMR rimfire cartridge. The design is a rifle version of the popular PMR 30 handgun and the rifle and the handgun can share the 30 round magazines. The rifle has a collapsible stock and a threaded muzzle. Total weight is only 3.8 pounds and the over all length with the stock collapsed is only 22.5 inches. The rifle is fitted with a full length Picatinny rail on the top of the receiver and a shorter rail on the bottom side. The barrel is 16.1 inches long. Visit keltecweapons.com.
ArmaLite M 15 SPR Mod 1
Unlike most AR 15 rifles where the handguard and the upper receiver are separate units, with the Armalite M 16 SPR Mod 1 the upper receiver and handguard are one. The handguard witch features a quad-rail is also convertible by the end user so that they can configure the rails on the sides and bottom to meet the mission at hand. Additionally, with the Armalite eight inch gas system, the gas pressure at the port is consistent from shot to shot and the gas pressure is lower when the gun starts to unlock. This means less wear and tear on the parts and extends their life.
ArmaLite AR 50 A1 National Match
This is a big rifle chambered in .50 BMG. The rifle weighs 33.2 pounds and is a single shot with a match – not a mil-spec – chamber. These are the major differences between the AR 50 National Match and the standard AR 50. The match chamber also helps this rifle deliver sub-MOA accuracy. Armalite has also developed a skid system on the bottom of the stock and fore-end to help with straight back recoil. The skid system can be fitted to existing Armalite AR 50 rifles.
ArmaLite M 15 22 LR
To keep up with the growing demand for AR style rifles that will fire .22 LR ammunition, Armalite is offering the M 15 22 LR rifle and dedicated uppers for 2011. This rifle and the uppers have a 1 in 16 inch twist and come standard with an A2 flash hider. The upper receiver has an integrated flat top rail and there is a faux gas block on the barrel with a short section of Picatinny rail as well. Unlike many AR style .22 LR rifles, the M 15 has a working forward assist and all standard AR parts are interchangeable in the lower receiver. Visit armalite.com.
Benchmade Tactical Safety Cutters
In a life-threatening emergency, waiting for EMS to arrive is NOT an option. Benchmade’s “cutting-edge” safety hooks are quick and efficient in emergency situations. With a longer handle, the 8 HOOK provides greater reach and leverage. The 8 BLK MED is perfect for cutting bandages, casts, medical tubing and uniforms. Designed for Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) professions, the new 8 BLKWEOD can be attached to robot arms, for more accurate cutting. The dip coated T-handled grip on the 8BLKH has a comfortable in-hand-fit and provides added leverage. If you want the best features of both the 7 and 8 hook lines, pick up the 15BLKW. Contact Benchmade at 800-800-7427 or at benchmade.com for questions or comments.
Vertical Grip from CTC Defense
Crimson Trace has been hard at work assembling an extraordinary new vertical grip, the MFV 600. The ultra modular MFV 600 has a number of optional accessories but comes from the factory with a detachable laser and a detachable 200 lumen white light that has a strobe feature. A central control switch enables you to set the attachments for continuous on, momentary on, or always off by use of the dual pressure switch. Contact Crimson Trace at crimsontrace.com or call 800-442-2406 for more information.
Under Armour Boot Line
World famous Under Armour is proud to introduce new additions to their line of tactical boots. Under Armour’s ultra light weight tactical Valsetz boot has the same breathable mesh and the same bottom as the highly successful Mirage shoe. Available in black and desert tan, with recessed stitching and an added toe cap for protection, Under Armour’s Valsetz boot is made for tactical use. The Gore-Tex lined Speed Freek boot is completely waterproof, keeping your feet dry and comfortable. An OrthoLite sock liner with UA HeatGear provides superior comfort. Black and Multicam are the only colors that can uphold the Speed Freek’s aggressive profile. Under Armour’s 100% waterproof Breech boot has a unique bottom, making climbing easier. With full grain leather protection and a fastrope inner grip, the Breech boot offers superior protection and durability. Available in Military Olive, Black and Desert Sand. For more information visit underarmour.com or call 888-427-6687.
Bushnell Introduces Elite Tactical Scopes
Bushnell’s Elite Tactical series scopes are built to withstand the hard use of military and-law enforcement situations, ensuring shooters can make quick adjustments for range and windage no matter the conditions. Elite Tactical scopes have fully multi-coated lenses with RainGuard HD, and their new Ultra Wide Band (UWB) Coating allows more usable light to enter the shooter’s eye, providing a consistent 95 percent light transmission. The scopes are purged with Argon for added corrosion resistance, longer seal life and reduced chances of fogging. Argon also conducts heat at a slower rate, reducing thermal conduction within the scope. The scopes have target turrets to help shooters quickly make adjustments for range and windage. For more information, call 800-423-3537, or visit bushnell.com.
Aimpoint Unveils Patrol Rifle Optic – PRO
Police and warfighters will appreciate Aimpoint’s new Patrol Rifle Optic, which is always ready and always on, having been designed with input from distinguished professionals in the tactical field. The Aimpoint PRO is built on a hard-anodized 30mm tube enclosing a high-efficiency circuit that allows the sight to be turned on and left on for up to three years with one battery. The front lens uses a unique coating that allows the sight to be used with all generations of night-vision devices.
The PRO also features a 2-minute-of-angle red dot for accurate target engagement at all distances. For more information, call 703-263-9795, or visit aimpoint.com.
Burris’ Eliminator LaserScope Extends Your Range
Whether used by warfighters or SWAT teams, Burris’ Eliminator LaserScope expands the range of any firearm carrying it, from bolt-action to semiautomatic rifles. The Eliminator combines premium optics with range-finding capability and trajectory compensation. In a split second, it determines the target’s distance and shot angle, and calculates the trajectory and illuminates the perfect holdover. Three simple programming steps match the ballistics of your ammunition to the LaserScope’s trajectory compensating capabilities . This eliminates the need for a hand-held laser rangefinder. Just as importantly, there’s no loss of crucial seconds fumbling with other optics and rangefinders, and no need to guess or estimate the hold-over on long shots.
The Eliminator also features a balanced design and integrated mounting system that mounts low on any firearm. For more information, call 970-356-1670, or visit burrisoptics.com.
Swarovski’s Z6i Delivers Fast, Sure Targeting
Swarovski’s Z6i 1-6×24 riflescope with its illuminated BRT-i reticle delivers unequaled performance for warfighters or LE tactical officers who must make quick, accurate shots while staying aware of their surroundings. The Z6i’s reticle is in the second image plane, and the scope’s extended eye relief allows shooters to keep their eyes aligned with the sight picture while staying aware of possible threats nearby in his peripheral vision. This scope also features a throw lever on its magnification ring for quick, certain magnification changes. For more information, call 800-426-3089, or visit swarovskioptik.us.
Hawke Debuts Tactical Line of Riflescopes
Hawke Sport Optics unveils the Sidewinder IR Tac 30 lineup of tactical riflescopes, which feature a red/green rheostat for reticle illumination and a super-strong 30mm body tube that’s finished in matte black to prevent reflections. The Sidewinder Tac 30 lineup debuts with four models: 4.5-14×42 with a ½ Mil Dot 10X, 6.5x20x42 with a ½ Mil Dot 20X, 8.5-25×42 ½ Mil Dot 20X, and 10×42 ½ Mil Dot 10X. These reticles are a fully floating design, and feature dots and “ties” spaced at ½ Mil Dot gaps. The hollow bars are calibrated for 0.2 Mil and whole Mil spacing. The 42mm objective lens enables a lower mounting position on the rifles, keeping the shooter’s head lower for better barrel alignment. For more information, call 877-429-5347, or visit hawkeoptics.com.
K-9 Mounted Camera Gives Superior Viewing
The K-9MC4 is a dog-mounted camera that gives warfighters unparalleled “access” to hideouts where they can see, record and archive whatever their dog discovers while following its nose, eyes and ears. This device is lightweight and highly portable, and can be strapped atop the dog’s back. The camera sits atop a strong post that folds down backward as the dog passes beneath obstacles, and then springs back up when it clears the obstruction. All the while, the device is transmitting RF video and audio signals back to the dog’s handlers, who are watching with the HHM-G1 handheld monitor. The device weighs 1 pound, measures 4.1 by 7.2 inches, and has a run-time of about four hours. For more information, call (866) 541-7996, or visit tacticalelectronics.com.
Bushnell Debuts BackTrack Point 5
Bushnell’s BackTrack offers simple, basic GPS functions to get military and law-enforcement specialists back and forth between distant points without confusion or complications.
The Point 5 BackTrack stores and locates up to five locations using the latest digital technology. It features a highly sensitive GPS receiver; a self-calibrating digital compass; and time, temperature and altitude information. The Point 5 operates on two AAA batteries, and its compact size stores easily in a shirt pocket. For more information, call 800-221-9035, or visit bushnell.com.
Danner’s Law-Enforcement Kinetic Boot Delivers Speed and Strength
Danner’s new Kinetic boot for law-enforcement professionals is a fast, lightweight and flexible model that goes the distance and outlasts the tough conditions that police officers, correctional officers and S.W.A.T. officers often encounter. The Kinetic uses Ultralon footbeds for all all-day comfort, polyurethane midsoles for added support, and ballistic rip-stop nylon for long-lasting integrity. The Kinetic is made with durable, quick-to-polish full-grain leather, and comes with a waterproof Gore-Tex lining or a highly breathable, moisture-wicking lining for warm-weather comfort. It also features a multidirectional low lug outsole for superior surface contact, and a reinforced heel and metatarsal construction for added protection. The Kinetic comes in a 6- or 8-inch profile. Danner also offers a Kinetic boot specifically made for the Army, and it meets all AR 670-1 requirements. For more information, call 503-262-0110, or visit danner.com.
GripWell Lets Shooters Use Magazine Well as a Grip
The GripWell from Tactical MagWell LLC is a lightweight grip that snaps onto the AR15’s magazine well to give law-enforcement officers a surer hold for greater accuracy and weapon control. The GripWell also promotes faster reloads, protects the magazine from damage, and promotes a better tactical stance by bringing the forearm closer to the body for more stability and better accuracy. The GripWell comes in several models, including a lighted version for improved vision at night, and the Goliath Grip, which improves the shooter’s grip even more during high-stress situations. The GripWell has served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and demonstrated its versatility at the 2010 SWAT championship. For more information, call 479-696-4576, or visit tacticalmagwell.com.
CampCo Unleashes a Mighty Pen
With the UZI Tactical Defender Pen by CampCo, law-enforcement officers can now be equipped to prove the old adage that the pen is mightier than the sword.
This tactical pen writes just fine with Fisher Space refills, but its other end carries the UZI DNA Catcher. This sharpened crown can be used to jab or poke an attacker, which not only causes pain but simultaneously collects the aggressor’s DNA to assure identification. The UZI Tactical Pen broadens CampCo’s line of tactical pens, which also includes the Tactical Glassbreaker with its hardened, pointed crown for cracking glass. For more information, call (888) 9CAMPCO, or visit campco.com.
It really seems the trend this SHOT show is to go large, or small, not much in between. For just about every rifle that is getting more and more compact there is a 50BMG or similar long range rifle. Sig Sauer is no exception. The need for an anti-material weapon arose and they worked in conjunction with McMillan to come up with this beautifully done 50 BMG rifle. McMillan was asked to produce a rifle based on their action with alterations requested by Sig Sauer. It resulted in a lighter rifle with all the features and looks of the SSG3000. Using proven magazine technology and stock design it is precision rifle accurate with a big punch. Visit sigsauer.com.
YHM 1-Piece Mount
Yankee Hill Machine Co., Inc., introduces their 1-Piece Scope Mount. This YHM scope ring set comes in both 1-inch and 30mm sizes, and will fit either a M1913 rail or Weaver base. They are available in a 4-screw-per-ring model, or the ultra-strong 6-screw design. They are also launching a two-ring standard ring set, too. The two-piece offset scope ring set retails for $115. The 6-screw mount sells for $143, and the 4-screw mount sells for $129. Learn more at yhm.net, or call 877-892-6533.
American Defense MFG, LLC, introduces their AD-45 Mount. This offset mount puts your backup optic or sight at a 45-degree angle, allowing a quick switch from your primary optic. This unit is made from aluminum alloy, and incorporates their patentet Auto Lock Lever System mount. Check out their web site, adm-mfg.com, or call 262-780-9831.
J&T Distributing Flip-Up Sights
J&T Distributing introduces their DSC front and rear Flip-Up Sights. The design of the new DSC Mini B.U.S. (back-up sight) is small, lightweight and compact. Each sight features traction checkering for rapid deployment. One-handed operation locks these sights into position. Windage adjustment is accomplished with an A1 sight tool or the tip of a bullet. Machined from aircraft-grade aluminum, and hard-coat anodized. The front and rear sights retail for $99 each. Learn more at jtdistributing.com, or call 888-736-7725.
5.11 Tactical Series has a new line of retention holsters for law enforcement. The 5.11 ThumbDrive is a fast draw Level II polymer duty holster with a thumb activated safety that must be pushed down in order to draw the firearm. The thumb release is protected by a Chop-Block feature which rises in the front just past the slide of the gun to prevent removal by anyone other than the user in case of a struggle. Currently available n right hand models only for the Glock series of pistols the holster includes a removable Chop-Block, cant adjustable belt slide and paddle. MSRP is $49.99. For more information visit 511tactical.com or call 866-451-1726.
Uncle Mike’s Reflex Holster
Uncle Mike’s Reflex holster is a new retention polymer holster designed to with “Integrated Retention Technology” which means that the holster secures the gun in place and against unauthorized removal without the use of any mechanical device. The holster releases the gun using the shooter’s natural grip mechanics which cause a slight rotation toward the body when a firm grip is acquired. Available in right handed models only for Glock and Sig Sauer pistols the holster includes belt and paddle attachments. MSRP is $38.95. For more information visit unclemikes.com or call 800-221-9035.
For concealed carry Alessi Holsters has a new leather high-comfort ankle holster with added magazine pouch. Made of top grain russet leather and felt lined, the ankle rig attaches with a 2 inch wide adjustable Velcro band. The holster works well for mid-sized and smaller semi autos and can be custom ordered for most model handguns with matching magazine pouch and comes with a lifetime warranty. Ankle holsters are designed to be worn on the inside of the opposite leg from the strong hand. MSRP is $195. For more information visit alessigunholsters.com or call 716-706-0321.
Safariland Model 56 Serpent
New from Safariland is the Model 56 Serpent leather thumb snap holster designed to fit semi-auto pistol and small frame revolvers. This two-slot belt holster for up to 1.5 inch belts, features an enlarged thumb break designed to help avoid it catching on the trigger guard and is designed to ride close in and high on the hip for better concealability. The Model 56 Serpent is available in plain, black and tan finish and is handcrafted from top grain leather. MSRP is $62. For more information visit safariland.com or call 904-807-4951.
Galco’s King Tuk
New for concealed carry is Galco’s KingTuk inside the waistband leather/polymer holster. Designed for extreme comfort and concealment, this holster features a tuckable design (so you can tuck your shirt in your pants around the gun) with either standard metal belt clips, or C-Hooks (with are actually hidden by your belt for more concealment). The full sized leather backplate provides comfort and keep the gun from rubbing against the wearer while the polymer Kydex holster provides secure gun retention and a fast draw. The included belt clip will fit up to a 1.75 inch belt and are adjustable for height and angle. C-hooks are available separately and fit 1.25 inch belts. Available for most semi-auto pistols and small frame revolvers the MSRP is 59.95. For more information visit usgalco.com or call 800-874-2526.
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