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New Advancements Continue To Drive Interest In This Market
By Jazz Jimenez & Jade Moldé
Encompassing an entire wing at the SHOT Show, as well as having a presence throughout the show floor, the Law Enforcement & Tactical section had bustling aisles and received lots of attention from dealers, military buyers and law enforcement agencies alike. As you already know, this market continues to be a profitable category for dealers, especially with the number of high-tech products on the market. Some of your tactical customers will always want the “latest and greatest” products, and will look to your store for these new, innovative firearms and accessories. Here, you’ll find over 30 products introduced at the 2016 SHOT Show that will appeal to your law enforcement and tactical customers.
DANIEL DEFENSE INC.
The DDV51 is a rifle designed for the 7.62 x 51mm NATO (.308) cartridge — Daniel Defense’s first rifle in this caliber. Engineered by Daniel Defense from muzzle to buttstock, the DDV51 features a four-bolt connection system, an optimized upper receiver, improved bolt carrier group, ambidextrous controls, configurable modular charging handle, cold-hammer-forged barrel, Geissele SSA two-stage trigger, DD Superior Suppression Device and 15-inch Picatinny top rail. The DD5V1 weighs in at only 8.3 lbs.
The Tac-Tops Karambit by TOPS Knives was designed by Colin Despins. It features an oversized finger hole to accommodate gloves used in different locations and climates. The Karambit has a long reach but still allows for close quarters fighting. The strike face on the spine of the knife and another at the end of the finger hole give multiple options when striking an opponent.
With the Steel Challenge Silhouette Series, MGM Targets has developed a versatile and economical target to better facilitate tactical/personal protection training. This series features three sizes of IPSC-style target silhouette sets: Full (17.75×29.5 inches), “C” Zone (11.762×23.625 inches) and 1/2 IPSC (9×15 inches). Each set comes with a laser-cut AR-500 target plate, MGM SC cap with AR target hook and a steel base for a 2×4 post.
Franklin Armory has announced the availability of two patent-pending triggers: The Binary Firing System (BFS) and the Release Firing System (RFS). The BFS has three modes, one of which fires one round with every pull or release of the trigger. The RFS also has three modes but one fires only on the release function of the trigger stroke. The BFS will be appreciated by 3-Gun competitors and by tactical and recreational shooters. The lightweight RFS trigger is ideal for varmint hunters and target shooters.
FEDERAL PREMIUM AMMUNITION
Federal Premium has added two Tactical Ballistic Tip loads in .223 Rem. and .308 Win. to its line of LE Tactical TRU rifle loads. The bullet’s polymer tip contributes to accuracy while the tapered jacket allows rapid, yet controlled, expansion on impact. Like all ammunition in the Tactical TRU line, the new loads are designed for semi-automatic rifles, including M-16 or MSR variants. The ammunition is built to military specifications and uses low-flash propellants, brass and crimped primers.
The Maxim 9 is the world’s first integrally suppressed 9mm pistol. It’s based on the Smith & Wesson M&P C.O.R.E. series of pistols and takes GLOCK magazines, as well as GLOCK aftermarket sights. It has a 4.38-inch barrel and will be delivered in Q4 2016.
ASHBURY PRECISION ORDNANCE MFG. (APO)
The MCRS-AR is an improved version of the APO’s Saber Modular Rifle Chassis System. It uses the same center chassis section module as all other SABER rifle platforms, but integrates a wide variety of commercial AR shoulder stocks and hand guards. Aside from being AR compatible, the MRCS-AR rifle chassis is also compatible with all APO and Magpul M-LOK accessories. It uses the Magpul PMAG 5 7.62AC 5-round detachable box magazine for the .308 Win family of cartridges and features an ambidextrous paddle lever release. The MRCS-AR is initially available for the 10-bolt, short-action Savage Model in right- and left-hand operation.
Sightmark’s Wolverine lineup of red-dot sights are designed for quick-target acquisition. They are available in CSR and FSR models. Both are housed in a single piece of rubber-armored 6061-T6 aluminum protected by scratch-resistant, anti-reflective lens coating. Running on just a single AA battery, the Wolverine red dot sights are fog proof, waterproof and nitrogen purged. They have an adjustable mount height and are compatible with Picatinny mounts. The CSR Red Dot Sight is designed for shotguns and short-barreled rifles; the FSR Red Dot Sight is built for the AR platform.
The PhD 1911 from DoubleStar Corp. is a quality production gun with the features of a high-end 1911. The new defensive model has rear-cocking serrations for a sure grip in harsh environments. Its slide has been flat-topped and serrated to reduce glare. All models in this series are equipped with Express sights from XS with a tritium front sight for fast target acquisition even in low light situations. The PhD 1911 also comes with a Wilson Combat high-ride beavertail grip safety.
The Safariland Armor collection — a complete line of ballistic panels and carriers — was unveiled at this year’s SHOT Show in Las Vegas. Designed to deliver protection as well as comfort and fit, the collection is comprised of five panel packages that work universally with all the carrier models. The new carrier lines, in covert/concealable and overt/external designs, use advanced materials and performance fabrics to work with the body. Each ballistic panel is cut to maximize coverage, maneuverability and comfort in a range of styles for duty, tactical and mission-specific needs.
The Nightstick brand LED traffic wands are now available from Bayco Products in red, blue or yellow integrated cones. The SL-1600 series LED traffic wands can each run up to 18 hours in constant-on mode, or 27 hours in blinking strobe mode using three AAA cells (included). Ideal for daytime or nighttime use by crossing guards, the police, airport ground crews and traffic enforcers, the Nightstick traffic wands can also be used to mark potentially hazardous areas.
MISSION CRITICAL DESIGNS
The Cannae Legion Day Pack is ergonomically built to provide maximum comfort while carrying light to heavy loads. It features Dupont Cordura Nylon, strong Duraflex buckles and hardware, YKK Zippers, 37 mil-spec MOLLE attachment points, two internal tie-down straps, four exterior heavy-duty D-rings, four exterior compression and tie down straps and two quick access side pockets. In addition, the Legion Day Pack has an easy-to-grab top handle and a unique single zip body and top position opening for full or vertical access.
The Vudu 1-6x from EOTech is compact, yet packed with features. Crafted with the 3-Gun and serious hunter in mind, the Vudu 1-6x optic can be used on a MSR platform or bolt-action rifle. This first focal plane scope has an EOTech Speed Ring reticle that allows fast target engagement at low power. At a higher power, the reticle provides the resolution and accuracy required to tackle longer shots. Weighing 19.75 oz. with an overall length of 10.63 inches, the Vudu 1-6x is ideal for short- to medium-range applications requiring durability and accuracy. Its 30mm tube has a 24mm objective lens. Like all other Vudu scopes, the Vudu 1-6x comes with a lifetime guarantee.
MAGPUL INDUSTRIES CORP.
Magpul’s UBR GEN2 is an adjustable stock for the MSR/M4 designed to offer the same strength and stability as a fixed stock with a consistent and comfortable cheek weld in any position. An update of the revolutionary Utility/Battle Rifle (UBR) stock, the UBR GEN2 features a fixed cheek piece to provide a consistent cheek weld in any of its nine positions. The UBR GEN2 is nearly five ounces lighter than its predecessor but retains the durability of the UBR. Compatible with carbine and A5-length buffer systems, the UBR GEN2 comes standard with front and rear QD sling attachment points, two footman’s loops, an ergonomic MOE SL angled-toe rubber butt-pad and a customizable storage compartment.
The 4PV (Four Panel Vest) (pictured) and the 4PV-FEM are part of the new armor line unveiled by Propper at the 2016 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. The 4PV, with four independent panels to provide mobility and protection, is a highly adaptable and comfortable vest. The 4PV-FEM also offers a four-panel system but is designed to fit around the female form better than a traditional two-piece vest. Setting a new standard in women’s vest comfort and protection, the 4PV-FEM won’t bunch, billow, or scoop on the chest and neck.
The Bergara BPR-17 series of Long Range Precision (LRP) rifles is built to deliver long-range MOA accuracy. The series comes in two models: the BPR-17 LRP Elite (pictured) and the BPR-17 LRP. Both are designed to meet the performance levels required by professional shooters and law enforcement special teams. The BPR-17 LRP Elite rifle features an aluminum chassis stock CNC-machined from lightweight 7075-T651 billet aluminum. The BPR-17 LRP rifle also features an aluminum chassis stock but is CNC-machined from solid 6061 T6 aluminum. Both rifles come standard with threaded muzzles; their length of pull and comb height are fully adjustable.
Protech Tactical has expanded its Entry shield series with the addition of the Entry 1 First Responder (FR). NIJ 0108.01 type IIIA tested, the Entry 1 FR is designed for high-speed, first responder assaults at only 15 lbs. and provides protection against a wide spectrum of handgun threats. The shield can be used for one-man coverage or for team mission maneuvers. With an 18-degree curved design, it’s ideal for high-speed entry coverage with its added wraparound protection from angled shots and maximized peripheral vision through the 4×10-inch viewpoint.
The Speed Scabbard is a holster without a thumb break but it still securely holds a firearm. The holster’s precise molding, smooth finish and the tension screw device on most models make concealment as well as retention of handguns easy. It comes in black or tan unlined leather. Belt slots on the Speed Scabbard are 1.75 inches wide. The holster is now available for the Kimber K6S.
YANKEE HILL MACHINE CO.
The YHM-135 Dedicated 9mm Lower Receiver allows the user to build a dedicated 9mm MSR-style rifle. The magazine well is machined to accept Metalform-style 9mm magazines. It comes with a feed ramp, bolt catch and ejector — all designed for best function with the 9mm pistol cartridge. All holes, inletting, and pin locations have been machined to final dimensions. The user just needs to add the trigger group, buttstock and 9mm buffer/spring of choice. It’s machined from high-grade 7075 T6 aluminum that provides superb strength and rigidity.
Revision Military has developed and patented a laser dye for a dual-band laser protective lens that blocks 99.9 percent of green laser energy and over 99 percent of the most powerful Near-Infrared (NIR) component of commercially available green lasers. Revision’s patented dye is used in the company’s LazrBloc GF-8 Laser Protective Ballistic Lens. In addition to blocking green laser emissions and the high-risk NIR energy that exists outside the invisible spectrum, this lens delivers extensive visible light transmission and color recognition — making the GF-8 lenses ideal for day or nighttime use.
The DTI LIMA Keymod Pistol is a lightweight 5.56×45 mm pistol featuring a Samson Evolution Keymod forend, as well as several optics mounting options and a 30-round magazine. The pistol weighs 4.8 lbs. when empty and has a total length of 23.125 inches. Additional features include an A2 Flash Hider, a phosphated 8620 steel carrier assembly, forged 7075 T6 aluminum upper and lower receiver and a pistol length hand guard.
The new TecGrip Holster from BLACKHAWK! keeps firearms concealed and secure. Designed for civilian and law enforcement concealed carriers, the IWB and pocket holsters are comfortable to wear. The TecGrip outer layer holds tightly to almost any material thus keeping the firearm holstered snugly in place. The high-density closed cell foam allows the holster to conform closely to the human body and protects the firearm as well.
WILEY X INC.
The WX Rogue is the newest addition to the Wiley X Changeable Series eyewear family. Designed to deliver clear vision, comfortable wear and eye protection, it is an ideal choice for hunters, shooting sports enthusiasts and tactical wearers. The new WX Rogue is offered in two- or three-lens interchangeable kits featuring Wiley X’s T-Shell scratch-resistant and Foil anti-fog coated Selenite polycarbonate lenses. The WX Rogue’s lightweight matte black half-frame features an adjustable wire core rubberized nose bridge for a secure, comfortable fit. Wearers of the WX Rogue can quickly and easily switch lenses for visual acuity and target acquisition under a range of light conditions, backgrounds and situations.
The Razor HD AMG 6-24×50 Riflescope is an optic for long-range shooting. Machined from a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminum, the body of the scope features a 30mm diameter tube to maximize the 95 MOA/28 MRAD elevation adjustment. The exterior of the scope, including the mag-ring, eyepiece and turrets, are Type III hard-anodized for durability and scratch resistance. O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating the riflescope; argon gas purging prevents internal fogging. Weighing only 28.8 ounces, the Razor HD AMG has optical and physical specifications normally reserved for heavier scopes with larger tube diameters.
ONTARIO KNIFE CO.
The Dozier Arrow folder from the Ontario Knife Company (OKC) is the result of a partnership with knife maker Bob Dozier, whose designs have been distinguished as no nonsense, hunting, tactical and utility knives without frills. The OKC Dozier Arrow has an overall length of 8.19 inches; its spear-point, AUS-8 steel blade is 3.63 inches long and .125-inch thick with a hardness rating of 56-58 HRC. The Dozier Arrow features a fiberglass-based laminate G10 handle machined to display Bob Dozier’s iconic arrow and textured to provide a superior grip. It is offered in either a stonewashed finish or a black powder-coated blade.
CAA COMMAND ARMS
CAA Command Arms is the U.S. importer of the Israel-based Hartman MH1 red-dot reflex sight — an advanced tactical sight with a large field of view to greatly improve target acquisition and situational awareness. Built to Mil-Std-810F specification, it’s waterproof up to 20 feet. The MH1 Red Dot Reflex Sight offers an enhanced reticle; accessible, angled ambidextrous activation buttons; a smart battery and more. The MH1 is also night vision compatible.
Lancer Systems has introduced two new products: the L12 Advanced Warfighter Magazine (below) and the MPX Carbon Fiber Handguard. The L12 Advanced Warfighter Magazine is a single stack hybrid magazine engineered for the new .510 Beck cartridge from Beck Defense. It will be available in a five-round and seven-round option. The L12AWM features a lightweight, high-strength polymer magazine body with hardened steel feed lips. The Lancer MPX Carbon Fiber Handguard offers reduced weight and less heat over the aluminum forearm. It is M-LOK compatible in keeping with Lancer’s decision to fully adopt the M-LOK modular locking accessory mounting system for its carbon fiber hand guards.
BLUE FORCE GEAR
Designed for discreet everyday carry, duty or a day at the range, the Jedburgh Pack from Blue Force Gear provides several options for end users. The pack incorporates the modular Dapper Organization System for accessories and pouches to keep gear organized. It’s made with military-grade materials and features ULTRAcomp technology. The bottom of the pack is made of a single piece of ULTRAcomp, which is water- and abrasion-resistant. Color options include black, coyote brown, Multicam, OD green and Wolf Gray.
The Modular Ambidextrous Rifle System – Light (MARS-L) from LMT Defense can be manipulated from either side. The ambidextrous features allow a user to perform more operations with the right or left hand including catching the bolt with the right index finger so he/she does not need to remove the hand from the grip. The MARS-L has an Ambi-Safety Selector Switch, Ambi-Magazine Release Button, Ambi-Bolt Catch/Release Paddle and Ambi-Charging Handle. The modular weapon design is available in Semi-Auto (LS) or Select Fire (LA) models with 14.5-, 16-, 18- and 20-inch barrel options and can be fitted with the CQB upper to accommodate a 10.5-inch barrel.
SUN OPTICS USA
Under the Tactical Hunter Series, Sun Optics introduces the First Focal Plane riflescopes, which is available in two models: 6-24×50, with a total length of 14 inches, and 4-14×44, with a total length of 12 inches. The First Focal Plane riflescopes feature extra-strength 30mm tubing as well as a fast-focus adjustable ocular and resettable wind and elevation controls. It’s available in a satin black finish.
Hogue’s lightweight EX-F02 Fixed Blade is specifically designed for the outdoorsman. In black and hunter orange, it’s offered in clip-point and tanto style blades made of heat-treated A2 tool steel. The EX-F02 comes with a fitted, ambidextrous, polymer sheath that is MOLLE compatible. Its handle is made of a polymer/overmolded rubber hybrid with a finger detent and a recess on the tail end. Other features of the EX-F02 include a large stick tang, a broad top edge and a serrated thumb ramp.
AMERICAN BUILT ARMS COMPANY
The 3 lb.-10 oz. MOD*X GEN III Modular Rifle System is a lightweight, ergonomic, drop-in chassis for the Remington 700 Short Action. The system serves as a modular foundation on which tactical accessories can be added to. Made of aluminum hard-coat anodized to Mil-Spec III, it is easy to assemble and ready to attach to the Remington 700 Short Action. Other features include a 20-MOA built into a Mil-Spec 1913 rail, KeyMod standard slots on three sides of the forearm for mounting equipment, conventional slots for mounting Geissele Automatics accessories on two sides of the forearm and a 13.5-inch free-floating modular forearm.