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.
The U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group has worked out a way to calibrate a standard-issue, infrared illuminator/laser aiming device to help combat troops effectively track and shoot sprinting enemy forces at night more effectively than ever before.
Military.com ran a story today that looks at the AWG’s effort to develop a training designed to help soldiers, Marines and Special Operations Forces become more efficient at engaging moving targets, both in the day and at night.
Part of the effort involves a new style of robotic targets, made by the Australian-based firm, Marathon Targets. The four-wheeled targets are topped with life-like mannequins and move at speeds of more than eight miles per hour. They can be programmed to change directions quickly and move for cover like many of the enemy seen in Afghanistan.
Former U.S. Rep. Gabbie Giffords, the former congresswoman who was shot in the head, traveled to New York on Sunday and spoke at a gun show about the need for background checks.
Giffords attended the Saratoga Arms Fair in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., along with her husband Mark Kelly, a former astronaut and military pilot, as well as New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. At the show, Giffords spoke about the importance of finding ways to stem gun violence.
She traveled to Saratoga to commend the 35 gun show operators in New York who made a voluntary agreement to require a background check on every person purchasing a firearm at a gun show. The background checks are done by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. [click to continue…]
Microtech Defense Industries (MDI) will be releasing a new entry to the polymer rifle magazine market in the next two months. MDI’s parent company is the same Microtech you are probably familiar with as Microtech Knives; the magazines are called ACMs (Advanced Combat Magazines).
The ACMs will be available in both .308/7.62×61 and 5.56mm; apparently the former will be a 25-round capacity and latter in 30- and 40-round capacities. Constructed of an “advanced, impact modified, UV resistant polymer with low deformity properties,” they’ll be available in ‘Smoke Translucent’, Matte Black, OD Green or Dark earth. [click to continue…]
Hot Shot Tactical has a new quick-release weapon light mount. The P-Rail Mount is made of ABS plastic and fits on any mil-spec rail system. The large retention nob makes it easy to put on and take off, HST officials say.
“The P-Rail Mount … is simple to use and afix to the weapon, no tools needed and will work with most 1″ barrel flashlights. The best part of the mount is that the light snaps into the mount and can be easily snapped out for handheld use So all you need is one light.”
The Army and Marine Corps want to make rifle qualifications and marksmanship training more realistic.
This is a subject that associate editor Matthew Cox has covered for us in the past. In fact, Cox was at last month’s moving targets demonstration that the Marine Corps hosted at Quantico Marine Base, Va.
Above is a video that was party shot from that demonstration. It also has a few of the key players on the Marine side talking about the importance of the project and where it is going. [click to continue…]
QUANTICO Marine Base, Va. — Elite Defense is now offering a Low Profile Tether Mount for dummy-cording all those expensive toys to your weapon. It stays in place with locking Helicoils that prevent screws from backing out from recoil or vibration, Elite Defense officials said at Modern Day Marine 2013.
The tether mount has four anchor points for attaching 550 cord or heavy gauge wire. When you need to remove your optic, just unlock the mount instead of having to untie or cut your dummy cords.