The U.S. Senate is expected to vote next week on an expanded gun law that would restrict the 3-D printing of firearms.
The move comes after the House of Representatives on Dec. 3 agreed to extend for another 10 years legislation banning guns that can’t be seen by metal detectors or X-ray machines. [click to continue…]
Arsenal Inc. has a new optics mount for AK-style rifles. The SM-13 is made from a single piece of aircraft grade aluminum and is designed to attach to the side of an AK variant rifle for maximum stability, Arsenal Inc. officials maintain.
The SM-13 follows the contour of the rifle closely. The low-profile design allows for the use of the iron sights when the scope mount is attached to the rifle. It relies on a time-proven steel adjustable locking mechanism that allows instantaneous attachment and release of the scope mount without any compromise to the accuracy and loss of zero, company officials say.
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PCP Ammunition is asking its customers for feedback on its new .308 caliber polymer-cased ammunition.
Polymer-cased ammo is an attractive concept because its much lighter than traditiona, brass-cased bullets. But so far, these so-called, space-age polymers have failed to perform as well as brass.
”This is the first time in history that an ammunition manufacturer has offered high performance polymer cased .308 rifle ammunition to the commercial market. We are offering this limited release of production to a select number of consumers. We are limiting the production initially to allow for user feedback that validates our test results. We are extremely interested in the feedback of our first group of civilian consumers.”
PCP Ammunition and certified, third-party testing facilities have performed thousands of tests on this product and we are confident in its safety and performance. Prior to this initial civilian release, PCP Ammunition was recently awarded contracts with the Department of Defense to deliver advanced lightweight polymer sub-sonic ammunition and an improved .50 caliber precision round, PCP officials say.
FN Herstal recently unveiled its next generation MINIMI Light Machine Guns that feature a new feedtray, cocking handle, buttstock and bipod/handguard assembly.
The U.S. Military adopted the 5.56mm version of the MINIMI in 1982 to become the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon.
The new FN MINIMI Mk3 is convertible to either 5.56mm and 7.62mm and ”offers the users improved ergonomics and improved mobility while retaining the same core mechanism as the previous versions, for a limited impact on logistics,” FN officials maintain.
“The modifications introduced on the FN MINIMI Mk3 result from feedback provided by users engaged in current operating theatres. Indeed, the demands of users have evolved over the past 10 to 15 years due to changes in the way the FN MINIMI machine gun is used in combat (increased use of accessories, evolutions in the soldier’s equipment, and changes in tactics such as shooting from all positions).”
The changes include:
– An ergonomic buttstock adjustable in length (5 positions) to allow compensation for body armor and load bearing equipment. The buttstock is adjustable for cheek rest height as well. The user can have his eye correctly aligned with the iron sights, or optical sights, while keeping his cheek properly positioned on the buttstock. It also integrates a folding shoulder rest and a hydraulic buffer that stabilizes the rate of fire and reduces felt recoil.
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There are many custom kydex and leather holsters out there. This makes it easy to yawn and dismiss a new style or manufacturer – I’m not sure that’s a wise idea with the Keeper Holster.
What initially intrigued me most about this holster was that Craig Douglas was somehow associated with it, even peripherally. After listening to Spencer Keeper, the holster’s designer, discuss his design methodology I decided to order one and take it out to the range. If it works as described it would mitigate the issues I have had carrying appendix inside the waistband (AIWB).
The Keeper kydex holster begins with the premise that driving the butt of a handgun into the wearers belly will help with concealment. To this end Spencer has built 2 wedges into the holster; one to push the butt of the gun into the belly, one to push the muzzle away from the body, which (because it is hinged on the belt line) pulls the slide into the body. [click to continue…]
The same company behind the Taser is increasingly marketing a head-mounted camera and software system that it says will boost transparency in law enforcement.
Taser International Inc.’s Axon Flex video system includes a small, cylindrical camera affixed to the side of a pair of glasses. The device stores hours of digital video from the perspective of a police officer. When docked to a computer, the unit can upload the data to a secure, subscription-based website called Evidence.com, where files can be tagged, viewed and shared.
While many companies are entering the market with new so-called on-body recording systems, Taser’s Axon Flex stands out for its performance, as well as its ability to improve police work by increasing transparency from the field, according to Scott Greenwood, a civil rights attorney, who recently appeared in promotional video about the product. [click to continue…]
The data book you see in the picture above is the Combat Operations Data Book (CODB) from 1MOA Solutions in use in Afghanistan. The CODB was developed by former Army sniper Adam Wilson with help from other long gun specialists and is built by Combat Swag.
Adam is the head of 1MOA Solutions. When not crossing Eriador with Balin, Dwalin, Oin, Gloin and Pocket Doc, he now teaches precision rifle, carbine and other classes via 1MOA Solutions, Warrior Summit and other venues. The CODB is modular and was designed to withstand the abuse of mud, sand, dirt, etc. frequently encountered by snipers on the job. It’s built of rip resistant, waterproof materials that has been described by some of its end users as “even tougher than Rite in the Rain paper.” [click to continue…]