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Daniel Defense just released an upgrade to its popular Aimpoint Micro Mount.

The Aimpoint Micro Mount (Absolute Co-witness) users the option of both an absolute or lower 1/3rd co-witness with iron sights and Aimpoint’s popular Micro R-1, H-1, T-1, or T-2 optics.

“In the early years, we earned the reputation of being a rails & accessories company,” said Marty Daniel, the president and CEO for Daniel Defense. “It remains a core element of our business, and this upgrade to the Aimpoint mount demonstrates our ability to take a proven product and elevate it to the next level.”

The improved mount features our Patented Rock & Lock attachment system and secures to any MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny Rail with two slotted machine screws.

These fasteners thread into stainless steel self-locking threaded inserts that resist vibration and loosening. Offering absolute or a lower 1/3rd co-witness with your back-up iron sights, this mount is ideal for shooters who are looking for the lightest mount to accent their Aimpoint Micro, Daniel Defense officials officials maintain.

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If you haven’t heard about this, it’s a pretty interesting story. A Navy intelligence officer illegally diverted nearly $2 million in government funds to his boss’s brother under a secret, illegitimate contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle suppressors, according to prosecutors in a trial that began recently.

“In opening trial statements in Alexandria, Va., prosecutors said the defendant, Navy civilian Lee Hall of Sterling, had no authority to buy weapons and that the real reason for the contract was to bail out his boss’s brother, who prosecutors said had a failing race-car business.”

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Beretta ARX Carbine with T Worx Intelligent RailBeretta USA and T. Worx Ventures brought its integrated ARX carbine/Intelligent Rail to the Army’s AUSA conference this week after unveiling it over the summer at the Eurosatory Defense Expo in Paris.

The rail offers power and data contact points allowing an integrated carbine to power electronic accessories and communication nodes.

Berretta USA and T. Worx have worked together integrating the  T. Worx’s rail to the ARX carbine since 2013 following a multi-year assessment, Beretta officials said. Don McLaughlin, CEO of T. Worx Ventures, said the companies have received quite a bit of attention since unveiling the rail in Paris.

McLaughlin said the new rail “saves weight, provides better power access, increases access efficiency and it provides inter-accessory communications capability.”

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Aimpoint Inc., just unveiled the latest version of its Micro T optic line. The new Micro T-2 sight is a better-performing, more rugged version of the company’s existing Micro T-1.

The new optic will feature a new sight housing which allows the addition of front and rear protective flip covers and anti-reflective devices. There’s additional physical protection for the sight’s adjustment turrets and increased ruggedness for the sight’s internal electronic components.

The most important development in this new sight however, is enhanced optical performance, Aimpoint officials maintain.

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We spent a little time on the range today with the Ohio Ordnance Works Heavy Counter Assault Rifle or HCAR.

It was outstanding. So much fun.

I say that not because this is the greatest firearm ever made. It’s not. It’s just a really cool gun story.

The HCAR is the brainchild of U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Sgt. Robert W. Landes III, whose father owns Ohio Ordnance Works. The company builds reproductions of historic weapons such as the Browning Automatic Rifle.

So Robert set out to bring the classic World War II weapon into the 21st century. The HCAR became available for sale this month, and it was on the floor at Modern Day Marine 2014.

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I couldn’t resist writing about this. Ohio Ordnance Works is going to demonstrate its Heavy Counter Assault Rifle, or HCAR at a live-fire range near Quantico Marine Base on Thursday and KitUP will be there.

The HCAR became available for sale this month, and it was on the floor at Modern Day Marine 2014.

It’s not really practical for U.S. military use since it is chambered for 30-06, but it is such a cool weapon. Unveiled at SHOT Show in January, the HCAR is a modernized, semi-automatic version of the Browning Automatic Rifle.

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I love Modern Day Marine. It’s a small show, but there’s always cool kit to see. This year, 375 gear companies are expected to show up at Quantico Marine Base, Va., Sept. 23-25.

KitUp! will be there, scouring the floor for latest in weapons accessories, lights, packs, gloves, eye wear, boots, knives and other tactical gear. Let us know if there is anything specific you want us to check out.

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