SHOT Show 2017: Seen & Heard

 

Buzz from the Floor of Day 1

Silent Legion announced the unveiling of a full line of unique, high-performance suppressors at booth #32411. The Multi-Cal system, which comes complete with everything to shoot suppressed on a 5.56mm, 300 BLK or a 7.62 NATO firearm, provides the option of either direct-thread or quick-detach mounts. In addition, there are several other quick-detach and direct-thread suppressor models for everything from rimfire to .338 Lapua Magnum, some with the suppressor retention system and others with removable cores. Silent Legion also offers several handgun suppressors that are slim, lightweight and offer amazing sound reduction.

 

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Faxon Firearms released the STREAMLINE CARBON series of handguards for the AR-15. The STREAMLINE CARBON series of carbon fibre handguards melds extreme lightweight and functionality into a single rugged, easy-to-install M-LOK handguard. Mounted to a weapon, the shooter will see a dramatic increase in maneuverability and swing ability of their rifle compared to legacy metal options.

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Faxon Firearms is announcing the release of two new SLIM muzzle devices, a 3-port muzzle brake and a tri-prong flash hider. The new SLIM devices are machined to a .620in outer diameter, making them the perfect companion for pencil, GUNNER, and similar barrel profiles. SLIM muzzle devices are manufactured from gun-barrel quality steel and QPQ Nitride coated for durability and longevity. When installed, the SLIM series muzzle devices match the threaded shoulder, maintaining the thin profile of the host barrel. Further, they allow the user to mount and remove the gas block without having to remove the muzzle device, allowing shooters to reconfigure their rifles without having to visit a gunsmith.

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Break Free, a brand of the Safariland Group, announced its Break Free CLP cleaning lubricant preservative liquid is now officially approved for military use in the US. With its enhanced formula and after rigorous laboratory and live-fire testing, the CLP liquid has been added to the US Department of Defense qualified product list. The full line of Break Free products is on display at booth #12762. Proven to perform in temperatures ranging from -65° F to +475° F after saltwater immersion, CLP solutions are manufactured from the highest-quality polymerised synthetic oils plus friction reducing anti-wear additives. Designed to clean, lubricate, and preserve firearms in extreme environments, Break Free CLP not only lubricates, but also, cleans firing residue and other contaminates from the bore and moving parts. Having been used in the industry by many gun enthusiasts, competitive shooters and the law enforcement community, CLP solutions are known to protect metals and reduce metal-to-metal wear by layering surface areas with an advanced boundary film. The Mil-Spec CLP liquid in a bottle will available this year, according to the company.

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Hardened Arms, at booth #N325, is showcasing new Weaponised Tactical AR15 Handguard- the LumaShark.

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Hexmag, maker of advanced and versatile AR-15/AR-10 platform magazines, at SHOT Show presents two new pistol grips that are excellent for either rifle. Both grips are available in black or flat dark earth and feature upper grip extensions. New from Hexmag is the Hexmag Tactical Grip (HTG). This grip features a unique overmolded soft rubber grip surface with finger grooves and a rounded back strap swell similar to many 1911 pistols. The HTG also comes with the innovative GAPPER, which fills the space between the trigger guard and grip for increased comfort. “The versatility that each of these grips provides to our customers ensures that whether in the field or at the range, Hexmag has affordable options that get the job done,” Dave Smith, Marketing Director of Hexmag, said.

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G2 Research, at SHOT Show booth #3841, is showcasing a .38 Special round that packs incredible stopping and wounding power. 

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At SHOT Show 2017, on booth #2253, White River Knives brought along high-quality near high-custom level knives at production prices. White Rivers’ researched and special serious use survival knife available in three lengths. 

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The popularity of the .338 LAPUA continues to surge, as more and more long-range shooters discover the capabilities of this round. To service this increasing demand, Kinetic Industries offers match-grade .338 LAPUA brass, “at prices most of our competitors can’t touch,” according to the company.

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American Defense MFG has been awarded US Patent #9,541,339 for its ambidextrous lower receivers. The American Defense MFG UIC Lower is a full billet 7075-T6 lower receiver offered in a multitude of calibres and finishes. Displaying during SHOT Show 2017 at Booth #8506 American Defense MFG has several variants on display, including its new 9mm offering. In addition to the ambidextrous firearms, American Defense MFG also holds US Patent #7,823,316 for our line of optical, illumination, and target acquisition line of mounts, which offer features such as 6061 T6 Aluminium construction, hard coat finished T3 Mil-Spec anodised, tool-less adjustability, and superior clamping surface to insure maximum rail engagement.

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The Safariland Group and VIEVU introduced the Camera Auto-Activation System, a proprietary technology. The VIEVU LE4 Body Worn Camera is activated once a firearm is drawn from the Safariland 7TS duty retention holster. Upon activation, the camera’s pre-record function captures and records the 30 seconds of video prior to the drawing of the firearm and remains actively recording until the camera is manually turned off. The VIEVU LE4 Body Worn Camera, when in standby mode, is constantly buffering (and deleting if not needed) 30-second periods of footage. In a critical situation, an officer’s focus should be on protecting themselves and the safety of others. Their first trained instinct needs to be the drawing of their firearm, not turning on a body worn camera.

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PROOF Research, makers of advanced high-temperature composite aerospace/defence materials and components, cut-rifled steel precision rifle barrels, and carbon-fibre composite rifle barrels that deliver extreme accuracy, durability and up to a 50% weight reduction (according to the company) has been awarded an $11.42 million contract for development of advanced hybrid composite muzzle brakes and medium calibre barrels for future weapon systems. The programme builds on PROOF Research‘s successful small calibre barrel technology already in service with US military forces, and will enable medium calibrer weapons with increased performance and provide overmatch capability on tomorrow’s battlefield.

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Faxon Firearms released two new SLIM muzzle devices, a three-port muzzle brake and a tri-prong flash hider. The new SLIM devices are machined to a .620in outer diameter, making them the perfect companion for pencil, GUNNER, and similar barrel profiles. SLIM muzzle devices are manufactured from gun-barrel quality steel and QPQ Nitride coated for durability and longevity. When installed, the SLIM series muzzle devices match the threaded shoulder, maintaining the thin profile of the host barrel. Further, they allow the user to mount and remove the gas block without having to remove the muzzle device, allowing shooters to reconfigure their rifles without having to visit a gunsmith.

For more information please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY #1/2017, available at the show; and frequently check back for more NEWS FROM THE FLOOR.

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01/18/2017

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