U.S. MACHINE GUN ARMORY ANNOUNCES THE MGA SAW K
The U.S. Machine Gun Armory, an international provider of multi-caliber military belt-fed machine guns, often referred to as “Squad Automatic Weapons” (SAW), announced it is now in production of its newest model, the MGA SAW K™. The MGA SAW K™, is over 3 inches (80mm) shorter and 5 pounds (3 kg) lighter than a typical SAW, and represents an evolution of the company’s multi-caliber machine gun platform to now include a modular system that allows one base model machine gun to serve as a light CQB system with a short barrel (in all common calibers included a patent-pending 300 Blackout subsonic system), or be fitted with quick attach heavy and long barrels (as well as vehicle mounts if needed) and serve as the typical light and medium machine gun systems known the world over.
The Machine Gun Armory is known for its innovative MGA SAW™ weapons system that is essentially a fully re-engineered and modernized multi-caliber version of the US military issue 5.56mm machine guns. The MGA SAW™ is notable because its parts are fully compatible with the current U.S. military issue guns, yet the company offers many more calibers and configuration options from one base receiver. Website: www.MachineGunArmory.com
NEW VICKERS ELITE PISTOL FROM WILSON COMBAT
Years of practical experience as an assaulter, pistolsmith, competitive shooter, industry consultant and trainer have formed the basis for the Vickers Elite, Larry Vickers’ signature Wilson Combat model 1911. The Vickers Elite combines many of the time-tested custom handgun features and adds some new modifications, as requested by Larry, to create a unique signature pistol with universal tactical appeal. The Vickers Elite starts with a precision-machined and hand-fitted forged slide and frame combination along with a match-grade barrel for impeccable reliability and precise accuracy. Renowned Wilson Combat hand-fitting to rigorous specifications yields a pistol that you can count on regardless of the shooting scenario at hand. A special .45 caliber Wilson Combat magazine was also developed for this model with extensive input from Vickers (based on his deployment experience). The Vickers Duty Magazine has a reinforced, solid tube for added strength, a newly engineered follower with sand cuts and a last round retention feature. The standard coil spring has been replaced with a stainless flatwire spring for the ultimate in long-term feeding reliability in extreme environments and hard use. An extended steel base pad has been added to make this magazine the new standard for tactical use. Visit www.wilsoncombat.com.
INNOVATIVE ARMS INTRODUCES NEW GRUNT-M (MINI) 5.56 SUPPRESSOR
At only 5” and 13.5oz., the GRUNT-M (mini) is the most compact and lightweight suppressor in its class. The patented one piece core is machined from billet bar stock and has no internal welds. The GRUNT-M is direct-thread on, in ½ x 28 and is full auto rated on barrels down to 10 inches. It also features wrench flats that allow easy pin and weld for short barrels and is available in Black, OD Green or Flat Dark Earth. The GRUNT-M is also available with their patented Exoskeleton™ Shroud. The Exoskeleton™ Shroud gives many advantages. It also works as a heat sink and gives added grip when mounting the suppressor to the rifle. Like all of their silencers, the GRUNT-M can be fired “wet” or “dry.” The suppressor has an advertised DB reduction of 23-28 decibels dry. Retail price on the new GRUNT-M (mini) is just USD $599.00.
HOGUE INTRODUCES TACTICAL THUMBHOLE STOCK FOR 10/22 RIFLES
Hogue, Inc., one of America’s premier manufacturers of firearm grips, rifle stocks, AR components, knives, holsters and gear has more good news for 10/22 owners: the company is now shipping one-piece, OverMolded® “Tactical Thumbhole” style rifle stocks. Featuring a futuristic thumbhole/pistol grip design, an integrated cheek weld, a unique bench stop and a soft rubber butt pad, Hogue’s new thumbhole rifle stock is optimized for quick and comfortable target acquisition with your preferred optic. This new design will have strong appeal to target shooters, varmint hunters and competition shooters alike. The design process for Hogue’s Tactical Thumbhole stock leveraged the company’s considerable experience in competition shooting. From butt pad to forend, the emphasis on ergonomics and function is obvious: the forend is wider and more curvaceous than the company’s “sporter” style rifle stock for more stability when used without a bipod; the pistol grip enables a natural, secure, comfortable grip angle; the cheek weld enhances fast target acquisition through a rifle scope and the bench rest hook opens up different shouldering options depending on the shooting situation. Designed primarily for heavy-barreled (.920-inch diameter) 10/22 rifles, the new stock will also accommodate standard contour barrels. The Tactical Thumbhole rifle stocks are available in Black (MSRP USD $109.95) OD Green, Flat Dark Earth, Ghillie Green, Ghillie Earth or Purple (MSRP USD $129.95 for colors). Like all of Hogue’s rifle stocks, the new Tactical Thumbhole model is constructed using the company’s popular OverMolded® rubber – a durable, comfortable, recoil-taming material that’s impervious to dirt, grime and moisture. Hogue’s Tactical Thumbhole 10/22 stocks are also available for two-piece takedown style 10/22 rifles in both standard and .920-inch diameter barrels. For more information you can contact them at www.hogueinc.com.
VELOCITY TRIGGERS LAUNCHES WITH DROP-IN AR TRIGGER
Velocity Triggers™ has launched its brand with an American-made, drop-in trigger assembly that will fit all AR platforms. The initial product offering includes single stage trigger assemblies with either a traditional curved trigger or a tactical straight trigger, both of which are available in 3, 4, or 4 ½ pound pull weight. All of the major parts of the trigger assembly go through extensive processes to insure a great final product. The hammer, trigger and disconnect are cut from tool steel with a Wire EDM process, followed by heat treating for extended life. Then the hammer and disconnect are treated with Robar’s® NP3® metal finish. NP3® is an electroless nickel-based finish that reduces friction and is very corrosion resistant. The housings are machined from 6061-T6 billet aluminum and then green anodized for easy cleaning and reduced corrosion. Each trigger goes through a black oxide process and then is hand polished for a smooth finish. The trigger assemblies are then built and individually tested for pull weight and sear engagement. The new triggers retail price is just USD $150.00. For more information on Velocity Triggers™ visit www.VelocityTriggers.com.
REPUBLIC FORGE INTRODUCES THE GENERAL COMPACT 1911
Republic Forge, manufacturers of world-class, American-made Model 1911 pistols, is pleased to announce full production of their officer’s model 1911, the General. Ideal for concealed carry use, the General will offer you all the luxuries expected from a full size 1911, while providing unique concealment capabilities. Don’t let the size fool you; accuracy and dependability have not been sacrificed! The General is offered in .45 ACP exclusively and features a match-grade 3.5” barrel for quick mobility, 25 LPI checkering on the front strap, serrations on top of the slide, a wide array of custom finishes and color-coordinated VZ or various Ivory grip options. The General has a retail price starting at USD $2,795, and is currently Republic Forge’s most compact 1911. The General offers exceptional precision and reliability, which you can customize on your own. Unprecedented in the custom 1911 market, firearms enthusiasts can navigate to www.republicforge.com and build their very own Republic Forge Pistol. With user-friendly navigation and an unparalleled collection of customizable options, the “Build Your Own” application will transform your next firearm purchasing experience.
LUCID OPTICS NEW P7 4X OPTIC
LUCID Optics, a Wyoming-based manufacturer of weapons-mounted optics and firearm accessories, is proud to announce the new P7 4X Optic is now shipping to distributors and is available for purchase. The P7 offers fast targeting with a highly useful ballistic MOA measuring tape in the reticle. This reticle is specifically designed to offer the fast target acquisition necessary in a combat optic, along with the MOA measuring tape with ballistic hold-over information up to 80 MOA in elevation. This allows for the operator to manage any target with relative ease, near or far. An automatic brightness sensor is standard, as well as reversible mounting pins. The entire optic runs up to 2,500 hours on a single AA battery. Waterproof, shockproof and fogproof, the P7, weighing in at only 19 ounces, is up to the challenge of any mission. Other key features include: an adjustable ocular focus, chemical rubber armor, 25mm ocular lens, auto shut off, 10 brightness levels, 30mm objective lens and eye relief of 3.25”. This optic competes with any other brand on the market today, at a fraction of the cost. The P7 4X Optic has an MSRP of USD $435. More information is available at www.mylucidgear.com.
FIREGILD REDEFINES LUXURY WITH EXCLUSIVE FIREARMS CREATIONS
Firegild Exclusive Firearms, a boutique designer of custom firearms for the discerning gun owner, is redefining luxury firearms with limited edition and custom designed firearms catering to the discerning gun owner. Focused on creating a truly personalized firearm that makes a statement, Firegild incorporates precious and semi-precious gems such as sapphires, garnets, rubies, emeralds and even diamonds to create one-of-a-kind works of art that reflect the owner’s personal style. “At Firegild we understand that there is more to a firearm than just its utilitarian look and application. A firearm can make a statement, a bold statement, that announces to the world that its owner isn’t just another among the crowd, but instead an individual who stands apart with a unique style and sensibility,” said Firegild owner Polly Davis Ditch, a lifelong gun owner and a longtime firearms industry insider. Firegild creates highly customized firearms to match the unique style of their customers. They work with only the top firearms manufacturers and use the finest gems and customer finishes to create a handgun that is not just a tool for personal protection, but a personal statement of individual style. Firegild offers both limited edition creations as well as fully customized firearms based on models from manufacturers such as Beretta, Browning, Colt, Ruger, Smith & Wesson and others. Firegild also offers custom grips incorporating precious and semi-precious gems, as well as fine leathers and exotic animal skins, for a more subtle, yet equally unique custom appearance. For more information on Firegild Exclusive Firearms, contact them at www.firegild.com.
RUGER INTRODUCES NEW PRECISION RIFLE
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc., is excited to announce the introduction of the Ruger Precision Rifle™. An all-new, in-line recoil path, bolt-action rifle, the Ruger Precision Rifle is highly configurable and offers outstanding accuracy and long-range capability. In production now, the Ruger Precision Rifle is available in .308 Win., 6.5 Creedmoor, and .243 Win. The Ruger Precision Rifle incorporates an in-line recoil path directly from the rear of the receiver to the buttstock, eliminating the need for traditional bedding or a “chassis” system, and provides maximum accuracy potential by simplifying the rifle’s response to recoil. The Ruger® Precision MSR stock is adjustable for length of pull and comb height, offering a proper fit over a wide range of shooter sizes, outerwear, and shooting positions. The stock also features multiple QD sling attachment points, a bottom Picatinny rail for monopod attachment, and a soft rubber butt pad. The left-folding stock hinge (which provides access to the bolt) is attached to an AR-style buffer tube and accepts AR-style stocks. The Ruger Precision Rifle features a Multi-Magazine Interface, a patent-pending system that functions interchangeably with side-latching M110/SR25/DPMS/Magpul® magazines and front-latching AI-style magazines. Two 10-round Magpul PMAG® magazines are shipped with each rifle. The medium contour (.75” at the muzzle) barrel features a thread protector over the 5/8”-24 threads, which allow for the fitment of muzzle accessories such as sound suppressors. Barrels can be replaced easily by a competent gunsmith using AR-style wrenches and headspace gauges. An oversized bolt handle is fitted for positive bolt manipulation. The “lower” receiver is precision CNC-machined from aerospace-grade 7075-T6 aluminum forging and is Type III hard-coat anodized for maximum durability. The magazine well front is contoured for a positive grip for bracing against shooting supports. The rifle also sports a 20-MOA Picatinny rail secured with four, #8-40 screws for increased long-range elevation capabilities. The Ruger Precision Rifle can easily be configured with AR-style grips, safety selectors and handguards. The rifle is equipped with a Ruger extended trigger-reach AR-style grip, a left-side, 45-degree safety selector, and a Samson Evolution Keymod handguard. A short section of Picatinny rail is provided with the rifle for the fitment of accessories, such as a bipod, and a QD sling cup is also included. The Ruger Marksman Adjustable™ trigger provides a crisp let-off and is externally adjustable with a pull weight range of 2.25 to 5.0 pounds. The hex wrench for the pull weight adjustment provided with the rifle is stored in the bolt shroud, as is a bolt disassembly tool for accessing the striker and striker channel. Contact them at www.ruger.com.
STEYR’S SSG CARBON NOW AVAILABLE IN THE U.S.
Steyr Arms has announced that its newest SSG rifle (wearing an advanced carbon fiber stock) has landed in America. Initially introduced at the 2014 SHOT Show, the exceptionally accurate, innovative and moderately-priced SSG Carbon rifle was met with an unprecedented number of orders from the law enforcement community that took 16 months to fill, but the latest shipment of rifles now makes the SSG Carbon available throughout the U.S. Unlike conventional carbon fiber stocks made from woven carbon fabric that often suffer from side-strike structural failures, the SSG Carbon’s stock is made using the same “chipped-carbon” Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) construction used to create load-bearing structures in Formula 1 race cars and high-performance aircraft. The SSG Carbon’s chipped-carbon flakes combine thermally with the binding agent to form the SMC for a distinctive appearance to the stock, but like the spirals on the rifle’s cold-hammer-forged barrel, they aren’t just there for looks. The carbon chips interlock with each other to create an unparalleled tension net that is superior to steel in every direction, yet weighing only a fraction compared to steel or aluminum. Due to the unique recoil absorption properties of its SMC technology, the SSG Carbon is surprisingly lightweight, and its recoil absorption is unmatched. Utilizing the same barreled action and muzzle brake as the famed SSG 08, the SSG Carbon is based on Steyr’s Safe Bolt System (SBS) action, and it utilizes its direct trigger, legendary for its crisp, clean and repeatable break. A detachable box magazine functions either as a constant-feed magazine or it can be placed in a second position that acts as a magazine cutoff to single-feed the rifle over the top of a loaded magazine. The stock of the SSG Carbon has multiple mounting points for sling attachments. It also features an adjustable cheek piece, an adjustable butt plate, rubber-wrapped pistol grip, a heavy bipod and an integrated finely adjustable rear-elevation pod. The cold-hammer-forged barrel measures 20 inches and features a twist rate of 1:10. The suggested retail price is USD $3,695. Go to www.steyrarms.com for more information.