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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sneak Peek AK Drop-In Trigger

The Hammer Slinger over at Iron Hammer Armory and Gunsmithing Guru from the Sonoran Desert Institute get there hands on the some of the latest AK parts available. We managed to snag a sneak peak from them on the new one piece drop in trigger for the AKM platform from Elftman Tactical. Keep an eye out for a full after action report from the Circle the Wagons 2 Event, coming soon!

Elftman Tactical AK Drop In Tactical

Friday, August 29, 2014

ArmaLite Defensive Sporting Rifles

Perhaps a sign of the times and a quick jab at the Anti-2A cadre out there, ArmaLite has released their affordable Defensive Sporting Rifle series. The sub $700 price point on the DEF15 and DEF15F make these lowest cost AR-15 rifles for the brand that started it all and very competitive in a market flooded with inventory.
Armalite Defensive Sporting Rifles
The main differential between the two AR-15 offerings is the addition of an A2 front sight for the DEF15F. They also have an AR-10 rifle for those seeking affordability chambered in .308. Both DEF15 offerings feature chrome lined barrels with a 1 in 7 twist rifling and are equipped with flash suppressors. Total weight comes in under 6.5 pounds for the DEF15 and under 8 pounds for the DEF10. For full specs visit:

Armalite DEF15


We have seen SORD introduce some great military outerwear including their popular SORD Smock and more recently the Light Field Anorak. They are now branching out into warmer garments with the insulated Mountain and Cold Weather Operations (MACWO) Jacket. Two versions are available including a 80 grams per square meter single layer model and a double layer option for extreme cold. 
MACWO Jacket Internal - Conceled Pockets
The MACWO jacket is stuffed with Prima-Loft and utilizes Duro Industries' Epsilon MultiCam Ripstop fabric, featuring a water resistant Schoellor NanoSphere finish for the outer shell. The jacket features a large insulated removable hood with adjustable drawstring, large hand warmer pockets with inverted zips for comfort, and a full large zip closure. A storm flap is secured with Velcro Tabs over the closure for added protection and the adjustable wrist cuffs are kept close to the wrist with elastic. Integrated wrist loops can be utilized to secure your gloves.

MACWO Removable Adjustable Hood

The jackets have been tested in temperatures down to -13 degrees Fahrenheit and hold their warmth well. Two concealed pockets inside the jacket can keep any gear protected from the elements. An elastic cord at the base of the jacket can be pulled tight to keep out snow and rain. The MACWO can also be compressed down for easier storage in a pack when not in use. SORD is always big on detail with a laundry list of specs. A Coyote version is also available as an alternative to MultiCam (OCP), utilizing the water resistant and breathable EPIC by Nextec shell fabric as used in Gen III ECWCS and the SOF PCU. We look forward to taking out the MACWO in the nether regions for some good cold weather testing. 

 MACWO Storm Placket

Thursday, August 28, 2014

New Arsenal Inc. SAM7K Pistol with SIG Sauer SB-15

SIG Sauer's SB-15 Stabilizing Brace has received quite the warm welcome from the firearms community. At initial glance we are sure many looked at it as some gimmick for one handed, however with the capability to legally and comfortably shoulder fire a pistol without the need of any added cost or documentation. Now distributors are flying through them and firearms manufacturers are taking note. Arsenal Inc. manufacturer of Bulgarian AK variants is now offering their SAM7K Pistol with the SB-15. 

Arsenal SAM7K-03 Pistol with SB-15 Stabilizing Brace
The SAM7K is chambered in 7.62x39 SAM7K and is manufactured with a forged and milled receiver, a chrome lined hammer forged barrel, and comes with rear flip peep sight, and ambi safety. 

The SB-15 Stabilizing Brace is placed on the receiver extension, which includes a water-proof storage compartment, which is accessible  with the brace pushed completely forward. The SAM7K-03 Pistol was design for competitive shooting, self defense, as well as hunting, and is now available through authorized dealers. View full specs at:

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SilencerCo Harvester Series Suppressors in Action

SilencerCo has released a tech video showing the key functionality of their Harvester and Harvester Big Bore Suppressors. Side by sides are always great to see the effect when considering a new product and SilencerCo delivers by showing you the sound signature of a firearm unsuppressed and the same rifle when utilizing one of their new silencers.


S3F Solutions MK-601 Complete Upper Reviewed

S3F Solutions MK-601 Rifle
We can always expect a thorough review from Aaron Cowan of Sage Dynamics Firearms Training. Monderno has released his latest review on the S3F Solutions MK-601 Complete Upper Receiver. He has put 1000 Rounds through it and looked at it from every angle with a complete video overview to go along with the write up. Check out the full results of his experience at

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lancer L7AWM 7.62x51 Magazines Now Available!

The L7 Advanced Warfighter Magazine from Lancer  are now shipping out. The L7AWM is a hybrid magazine combining the strength of steel with the lightweight toughness of polymer and is available in 5, 10, and 20 round magazines for rifles chambered in 7.62x51/.308. You can now pick up the 20 round Translucent Smoke version of the L7AWM Magazine at with other color options incoming. 

Lancer L7AWM 7.62x51 Magazine

Ares Armor Remora Speed Shotshell Holder

We have been checking out some of the latest Kydex products from Ares Armor and we like what we see. They are regularly innovating new products for three gun competition, which have carry over  for general usage. Their latest design is a collaboration with Gunnery Sgt. Ray Conard, Active Marine Corps EOD Tech and SOTG Instructor. The Remora Speed Shot Shell Holder mounts to the popular Magpul Moe 870/500 forend allowing quick access to two 12 gauge shotgun shells. The tension screw can be adjusted to meet your preference for removal of the shells. You can quickly see the three gun application, but why not have two rounds at quick access for speed reload if you can. Some may over think it, but we see a simple design that can be put to fast use. 

Remora Speed Shotshell Holder

Monday, August 25, 2014

Daniel Defense Featuring New Firearms and KeyMod SLiM Rail

Black Creek, GA- August 25, 2014- Daniel Defense, engineering and manufacturing the world’s finest firearms, precision rail systems and accessories, today announced new product releases: DDM4v11 Series Rifles, MK18 Pistol and 300 Blackout Pistol Variants.

Daniel Defense DDM4v11 Rifle
Daniel Defense introduces the DDM4v11 series of rifles with the newly designed SLiM RailTM 15.0, their first rail system featuring the KeyMod attachment system. “Our customers have been hounding us for a KeyMod rail”, laughs Jordan Hunter, Daniel Defense Director of Marketing. “Not only were we able to deliver, but we managed to reduce the weight. You’ll be amazed at how light the V11 feels in hand.” The V11 is available with the 16-inch Government, 16-inch Lightweight, or 18-inch Strength-to-Weight (S2W®) barrel. The SLiM RailTM, which is an acronym for Slim Lightweight Modular, will be available for individual sale at a later date.

DDM4300 Blackout Pistol
Simultaneously, Daniel Defense is releasing the MK18 Pistol and 300 Blackout Pistol. A recent ATF ruling making it easier to possess an AR pistol, and extended approval times for NFA tax stamps, has driven demand for the pistol variant. The MK18 Pistol is very similar to the MK18 Factory SBR—popular in the law enforcement and special operations communities—with a 10.3” barrel that is classified as an SBR (short-barreled rifle) under the National Firearms Act. The 300 Blackout Pistol, chambered in 300 AAC Blackout, also comes with a 10.3” barrel. Both pistols are designed with a 1.15” Diameter Pistol Receiver Extension opposed to a Mil-Spec receiver extension and buttstock and are not NFA regulated items.

DDMK18 Pistol