SHOT Show 2013 Recap

SHOT Show 2013 Recap

FAXON Firearms today unveiled their new complete upper receiver for the AR-15 series of rifles. Called the ARAK-21 it features a flat to upper Picatinny rail its full length as well as a quad rail forearm all milled from a solid billet of 6061 T-6 aluminum. The new ARAK-21 also features a forward charging, non receprocating changing handle and to cap it all off has a barrel that is able to be changed in about 2 minutes. Calibers available right now include .223/5.56 and 300 Blackout.

Ohio Ordnance Works, Inc., has now brought the venerable old BAR into the 21 Century with a gun so new it doesn`t even havee a name yet, They`ve lightened the new gun by over 6 pounds, added a hydraulic buffer, polymer trigger group, threaded barrel with suppressor mount flashider and add their new 30 round BAR magazine.

Dummies Unlimited bow has realistic 3-D S.W.A.T. targets. These targets are life-sized and features realistic detail like facial features, hair, clothing, etc.. The targets are made from self-healing polyurethane and can take between 5,000 and 10,000 rounds of ammunition. The company also has interchangeable lethal and non-lethal props for ‘shoot-no shoot training.’

Parabellum Armament, LLC has a new product called the MARS (Mechanical Advantage Release System. It can be installed all Kalashnikov platforms where a standard magazine release is used. It allows the magazine to be released with the shooters thumb without removing his hand from the pistol grip.

TNVC (Tactical Night Vision Company) introduced their new WASP (Weapon mounted Advanced Sighting Platform. The new NV sight mounts in front of your day optic. The WASP has incredible performance with a price starting at just $4995.00. While the unit is not Mil-Spec it gives the user the features of a PVS-22 for alot less money.

Sig Sauer has just introduced their new MPX submachine gun. There will be 3 select- fire models; the MPX-K (4.5‘‘ barrel), the standard MPX (6.5‘‘ barrel) and the integrally suppressed MPX-SD. The semi-auto models include the MPX-P (pistol) and the MPX-C (carbine). These new guns can be caliber converted to 9mm, .357 Sig or .40 S&W via a quick change barrel system. All the guns feature a Picatinny rail along the top as well as an aluminum railed handguard along with AR-style fire controls. The carbine version features a 9.5‘‘ permanently attached muzzle brake which when covered with Sigs NFA restricted tube becomes a suppressed version. Accessories include retractable or folding stocks and 10, 20 and 30 rounds magazines.

Heckler & Koch has just released their new MG4E Light Machine Gun which was on display at their booth. Two versions will be available the MG4 E (18‘‘ barrel) and the MG4 KE (14.5‘‘ barrel). These 5.56 X 45mm belt-fed guns are H&Ks were developed as ultra-reliable, lightweight, compact machine guns capable of high volume fire which being able to be depoloyed by a single soldier. The guns full-auto only guns naturally feature quick-change barrels and will be available in either black or flat dark earth.

Surefire was on hand with a complete line of brand new lighting systems. They hane long been known for their high quality hand-held and weapon mounted lights. Now they have a new light that is worn and includes a built-in Luminox wristwatch. The 2211 Luminox Wristlight automatically aligns with your handgun when using a normal two-handed firing grip. The Wristlight also includes low-output light settings for close work, a fuel gauge battery meter and a micro USB port for simple recharging.

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