Over four days in Grapevine, Texas, this year’s National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) show presented a number of new AR Accessories. From tactical lights to flash suppressors to rimfire conversion kits, this year’s NASGW featured a host of new products ready to maximize the potential of your AR-style rifle. Check out the list of must-haves below and see what everyone’s talking about.
Extreme Beam Accessory Rails
Extreme Beam tactical lights are recoil rated to .50 BMG and can light up any environment. Now this line of lights can be attached with new weapon mounts! The steel mounts will accommodate Extreme Beam’s larger small-body lights. The light slides into the mounting ring and can then be attached to any Weaver- or Picatinny-style accessory rail. The MSRP is $14.95. For more information, visit extremebeam.com.
Gemtech’s Halo Suppressor
The Halo rifle suppressor has been used in conflicts around the globe. It is a tested and easy-to-use suppressor that slips over most 5.56mm birdcage-style flash suppressors. The Halo can be swapped between different weapons, including the M16, M4, HK416 and M249. Mounting and removal takes less than 30 seconds and requires no tools. The outer body is 300 series stainless steel. The core is made up of three baffles. The Halo disassembles easily for cleaning. The Halo’s overall length is 7.2 inches and it weighs only 21 ounces. The MSRP is $750. For more information, visit gem-tech.com or call 208-939-7222.
Lancer Hybrid AR-10 Magazines
With the popularity of AR-10 rifles, Lancer Systems is now manufacturing their hybrid magazine to accommodate the .308 Winchester round. The magazines combine the reliability of a steel magazine with the weight savings of polymer. Lancer magazines have a one-piece, wrap-around steel feed lip assembly permanently bonded to an impact-resistant polymer magazine body. The body is textured for a sure grip with or without gloved hands. The polymer is translucent so a shooter can easily see the remaining round count. The spring is stainless steel. For more information, visit lancer-systems.com or call 610-973-2600.
Mako’s GL-Mag Stock
The FAB-reinforced, polymer AR replacement GL-Mag stock is snag-free and easy to use just like mil-spec M4 stocks, yet it has a built-in magazine holder that accommodates any standard-size M4 magazine. The GL-Mag comes with a 10-round polymer magazine and allows for fast reloads. When the magazine runs dry, the GL-Mag drops a fresh magazine into the user’s hand for a quick reload while keeping the rifle shouldered and on target. The stock fits both mil-spec and commercial buffer tubes. The stock comes in black, Flat Dark Earth and OD green. MSRP is $122.40. For more information, visit themakogroup.com or call 631-880-3396.
MFT Torch Back-Up Light
The extremely compact and feather-weight MFT (Mission First Tactical) Torch Back-up Light features a white light and red-laser sight. It is flat and fits flush to a Weaver- or Picatinny-style accessory rail. Working in conjunction with a vertical grip, it can provide light on an AR platform without the bulk. Since it mounts flush there are no protrusions to snag. The battery has a 10-year life span. For more information, visit missionfirsttactical.com or call 267-803-1517.
MFT Minimalist Stock with Paracord
The BMS and BMSMIL Battlelink Minimalist Stocks from Mission First Tactical (MFT) now include paracord to make the stocks more snag-free. These stocks—BMS for commercial buffer tubes and BMSMIL for mil-spec buffer tubes—install by simply sliding on the buffer tube. The Minimalist is constructed of a tough, lightweight polymer with an angled, non-slip, rubberized butt pad that can be easily and comfortably used with or without gear and body armor. The braided paracord spans from the toe of the butt pad to the forward-most sling attachment, which ensures the stock will not snag on gear or surroundings. The paracord can also be used in emergency situations. The MSRP is $59.99. For more information, visit missionfirsttactical.com or call 267-803-1517.
Plinker Tactical’s Rimfire Conversion Kits
Plinker Tactical has three .22LR conversion kits for any mil-spec AR-15-style rifle. The conversion kits allow a user to easily and quickly swap out the centerfire upper with a .22LR upper that fires inexpensive ammo for extended training sessions and plinking. The upper is made of forged 7075-T6 alloy and the complete kit includes an aluminum Picatinny-style rail system, a 25-round magazine and a magazine load assist tool. The M4 Upper Conversion has a 16.25-inch barrel, an SBR (Short Barrel Rifle) kit has a 12-inch barrel and the bull barrel kit features a 16.25-inch stainless steel, match-grade barrel. The MSRP is $499.99 per conversion kit. For more information, visit plinkertactical.com.
PWS FSC 556 Muzzle Device
The FSC (Flash Suppressing Compensator) muzzle device from Primary Weapons Systems (PWS) is designed for both tactical and competition shooting on .223 Rem/5.56mm AR-style rifles. The unique port design helps to keep flash out of optics while stabilizing the weapon for faster follow-up shots. The FSC 556 is standard on the FN SCAR 16S rifle and it is compatible with Gemtech Halo suppressors. The FSC 556 weighs 2.5 ounces with an overall length of 2.3 inches and a diameter of 0.865 inches. The thread pitch is ½-28 RH. It has an MSRP of $99.95. For more information, visit primaryweapons.com.
Secubit’s Gun Shot Counter
Secubit, an Israeli company, has developed the GSC (Gun Shot Counter), which automatically collects gunshot data from individual weapons, storing the number of rounds fired and the time and date. The tiny electronic units are made for any type of weapon—handguns, rifles, heavy machines guns—and discreetly attach to the weapon. Two units are available, one specifically designed for Glock/Bul pistols that fits into the open slot behind the magazine well, and another universal unit that attaches via a Picatinny- or Weaver-style accessory rail. Think of the GSC as an odometer for your weapon that helps to maintain the weapon more efficiently. It also has applications such as a documenting device for LE and military shooting incidents. Data is stored in the unit and is easily downloaded to a PC or Android device via a USB cable. Units run on replaceable batteries. For more information, visit secubit-ltd.com.
SRC’s Drop-in Relia-Bolt
SRC’s Relia-Bolt helps improve the reliability of the AR weapon system whether it’s an M16, M4 or civilian AR variant. The lugs of the AR bolt have been redesigned to help eliminate the most common AR jam between the bolt and the barrel extension, which usually occurs because the weapon is dirty with carbon buildup or the timing of the components is off. The Relia-Bolt has a patented camming action that allows the bolt to go into battery even when dirty. The lugs are tapered and rounded, unlike the traditional mil-spec bolt lugs, which are flat and square. It is made from S7 steel and given a NP3 coating. Installation is easy—it just drops in any .223 Rem./5.56 NATO AR platform. The MSRP is $149.99. For more information, visit srcarms.com or call 307-473-6950.
UTG D-Grip Quick Release Bipod
The new vertical D-Grip by UTG is constructed of metal with a steel insert. It attaches to a Weaver- or Picatinny-style accessory rail via a quick-release lock lever, so it attaches and un-attaches quickly. The 5-inch-tall grip has a finger groove and a checkered/textured rubber grip. Housed within the vertical grip is a spring-loaded bipod—just press the release button and a bipod instantly deploys. The twin legs have textured feet so the bipod can grip all types of surfaces. It weighs about 12 ounces. The MSRP is $64.97. For more information, visit leapers.com or call 734-542-1500.
UTG Super Duty Tactical Op QD Bi-pod
With a weight of only 12.8 ounces, the UTG Super Duty Tactical Op QD Bi-pod has fully adjustable legs with three extension notches and lockable thumb wheels to fine-tune leg height. The foldable legs with spring-tension-control arms have non-slip rubber feet for secure grip on any terrain or surface. It mounts quickly and easily through a quick-detach lever lock that works with any Weaver- or Picatinny-style accessory rail. The bipod swivels and rotates to accommodate the shooter. It is constructed of heavy duty aluminum for strength and a lighter weight. The MSRP is $44.97. For more information, visit leapers.com or call 734-542-1500.
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