Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Pre-show articles and videos

Today is the Media day and Chris Bartocci already has the coverage up



1:17 CMMG Guard in 9mm using Glock magazine and has bolt lock feature
7:00 Zenith Firearms rifle in 5.56
7:40 IWI TS20 shotgun


SIG Sauer has its own range day

P365 (with laser)
http://soldiersystems.net/2018/01/21/sig-range-day-2018-p365-laser-sneak-peek/

300URG Integrally Suppressed upper
http://soldiersystems.net/2018/01/21/sig-range-day-2018-300urg-integrally-suppressed-upper/


Archon Firearms (formerly Arsenal Firearms USA) Type B (formerly know as Stryk B)

http://soldiersystems.net/2018/01/23/shot-show-industry-day-at-the-range-archon-firearms-type-b/

Monday, January 22, 2018

Welp...not this year

SHOT Show is the industry show and it is the place to be.

Unfortunately, there were some unexpected issues preventing our attendance.

So this year, the coverage will rely on other sources.

Being on the floor and actually seeing new products is definitely something to aim for, but there are times when things don't go the way you want them to go. So just need to adapt and roll with the situation.

Currently, the plan is to cover the show through here and Twitter (twitter.com/gunnewsblog)

Some SureFire 2018 lights impressions

GNB got a quick chance to see some of new products.

XC2



This is an ultra compact weapon light that improves over its predecessor XC1. One of major changes is the ability to use momentary on as well as constant on. Predecessor could only use constant on. To use constant mode, quickly tab the momentary switch. To use momentary mode, just press the tab and hold. Some people might remember Inforce APL's interface, and it feels similar.

The green laser turns on automatically along with the white light

http://www.surefire.com/illumination/weaponlights/handgun/xc2-compact-led-handgun-light-with-laser.html



EDCL1-T

This light emits 500 lumens using one CR123A battery. It uses tailcap switch that emits low light(5 lumens) when pressed slightly, and high output(500 Lumens) when fully pressed. This feature is a nice feature that makes it easy for user in non-threatening situation to quickly up the light output if things go bad.

It also has a clip that allows it to be carried with bezel up or down in your pocket.

If someone wants a light for casual use, but can be used for more dangerous situation, this should be a serious contender.

http://www.surefire.com/illumination/flashlights/edcl1-everyday-carry-tactical-led-flashlight.html



Tactician

This light has 5/800 Lumen output. Bezel can be rotated to have 800 Lumen or 5 Lumen. The tailcap switch is momentary, and can have constant on mode by twisting it.

http://www.surefire.com/illumination/flashlights/e2t-mv-tactician-led-flashlight.html



Some other info

  • MASTERFIRE holsters come with screw holes compatible with Safariland mounts. Earlier productions didn't have that.
  • Some light models were going to be dropped, but that has been postponed for now.
  • SureFire tends to take conservative approach with adopting new batteries. But that doesn't mean they are not going to ignore them.
  • Some countries have law prohibiting use of weapon lights. So wristlight was the solution that SureFire came up with.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Gen5 Glock 22 in Brazil

The Firearm Blog has photo of Gen5 Glock 22 with safety. Glock will make some interesting variants if a large enough agency requests it.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/01/19/gen5-glock-22-sao-paulo/

From: The Firearm Blog

New Streamlight products

Streamlight listed new products they have for 2018

https://www.streamlight.com/products/explore-products/new-products

Streamlight is coming up with 3500 lumen PROTAC HL 5-X. Yowza!

EDIT:

MrGunsnGear reviewed TLR-7




From: Streamlight. MrGunsnGear

Friday, January 19, 2018

SureFire Field Notes Ep. 18

Scott Reitz talks about the importance of having a good fundamental.



The setup you see in the video is something Uncle Scotty came up with years ago. It is controlled by a person pulling the string and can be random.

From: SureFire

US Army to introduce new rifle qualification

Soldier Systems reports that US Army is looking at changing the rifle qualification with a new course of fire as well as new standards.

You can read more from

http://soldiersystems.net/2018/01/16/us-army-to-introduce-new-rifle-qualification/